ST. GEORGE CITY COUNCIL MINUTES
FEBRUARY 22, 2018, 4:00 P.M.
ADMINISTRATIVE CONFERENCE ROOM
Mayor Jon Pike
Councilmember Jimmie Hughes
Councilmember Michele Randall
Councilmember Joe Bowcutt
Councilmember Ed Baca
City Manager Adam Lenhard
City Attorney Shawn Guzman
City Recorder Christina Fernandez
Councilmember Bette Arial
Mayor Pike called the meeting to order and welcomed all in attendance. The invocation was led by Michael Kruse with the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Pledge of Allegiance of the Flag was led by Ethan Beecher.
CONTINUED DISCUSSION REGARDING THE FY 2018-2019 BUDGET:
Mayor Pike outlined the requests as discussed at the previous budget discussion: the Dixie Red Hills Clubhouse; parks; trails; additional staffing requests; planning for additional office space; and SunTran.
Each Councilmember spoke about their thoughts and priorities for the FY 2018-2019 budget.
Councilmember Hughes mentioned his priorities would include: personnel; transportation and roads; additional automation; and healthcare costs. Further, he would like to see SwitchPoint continue without needing the City as a safety net.
Councilmember Bowcutt mentioned his priorities would include: continue to look for land for affordable housing projects, especially in central St. George; revisiting the need for Curly Hollow Park; and further discussion regarding landscaping requirements.
Councilmember Randall mentioned her priorities would include: personnel; aging infrastructure; adding trails instead of additional parks; and public safety.
Councilmember Baca mentioned his priorities would include: personnel; policies; annual budget request - fire establish OSHA guidelines; 5 year development plan; fire station 9; future fire stations to be 24/7; retrofitting existing fire stations for female firefighters; move fire station 1 and closing the station on Main Street; establish mental health evaluation unit; and the Red Hills Golf Course clubhouse.
Mayor Pike stated that Councilmember Arial mentioned the same priorities as have been addressed in addition to wanting the arts to be structured differently.
REPORTS FROM MAYOR, COUNCILMEMBERS, AND CITY MANAGER:
St. George City Council Minutes
February 22, 2018
City Attorney Shawn provided an update on HB175.
Mayor Pike inquired if the Council would like to have a joint meeting with the Washington City Council on May 30th.
Christina Fernandez, City Recorder