City Council Minutes
City Council Minutes

Thursday, January 4,2018



ST. GEORGE CITY COUNCIL MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

JANUARY 4, 2018, 5:00 P.M.

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

 

PRESENT:                                        

            Mayor Jon Pike

            Councilmember Jimmie Hughes

Councilmember Michele Randall

            Councilmember Joe Bowcutt

            Councilmember Bette Arial

            Councilmember Ed Baca

            City Attorney Shawn Guzman

City Manager Gary Esplin 

Deputy City Recorder Annette Hansen  

 

OPENING:

Mayor Pike called the meeting to order and welcomed all in attendance.  The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Boy Scout Troop 1829 and the invocation was offered by Tim Martin from the Interfaith Council.

 

PUBLIC COMMENT

      None  

 

PRESENTATION AND CONSIDER APPROVAL OF AUDITED CAFR FOR FY 2017.

    

     Kemp-Burdick Representative Steven Palmer presented the 2017 fiscal year audit and explained the reports that were submitted.  He stated that the financial statements present fairly the financial decisions and results of the city’s financial statements for the reporting fiscal year 2016-2017.  He stated that there were a few minor findings in the Federal funding audit but nothing of major concern.  He reported that all required reports have been submitted to the proper authorities. He commended the Finance Department on their thorough and professional job and willingness to help the independent auditors in any way possible

    

     Council discussed the few minor findings.

    

     City Manager Gary Esplin wished to commend the hard work of the Finance Department Staff.  He also thanked the auditors for their help, professionalism and great working relationship not only during the audit period but throughout the year.

 

     Mayor Pike expressed his gratification with the outcome of the audit and also commended staff for their work and thanked the auditors for their expertise and assistance.

 

CONSIDER APPROVAL OF THE FINANCIAL REPORT FOR NOVEMBER 2017

 

Administrative Services Director Trevor Coombs presented the November 2017 financial report to the Council.   

                                                    

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial accept financial report as presented.

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            SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall.

            VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:

 

                             Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Randall - aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

                             The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

BID OPENING:

Award bid for 2017 sewer manhole rehab 3000 east project.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin explained that gas is eating away at the City’s sewer manholes, and the department is going to try something new in efforts to find a more long lasting solution to the problem. Purchasing Manager Brett Whitelaw presented the bids and recommended it be awarded to Stagg Technologies for the amount of $72,688.85.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the bid $72,688.85.

            SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt.

            VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:

 

                             Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Randall - aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

                             The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

BID OPENING:

Award bid for Virgin River emergency watershed.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin explained that this is a joint project with NRCS Federal Agency to construct riprap for erosion control and utility protection along the Virgin River primarily upstream of Man of War Bridge and downstream of I-15.  He explained that the project is primarily funded by NRCS and we have matching funds coming through the Washington County Flood Control Board.

 

Purchasing Manager Brett Whitelaw presented the bids to Council and recommended awarding the bid to Feller Enterprises for the amount of $1,056,161.70.  It was clarified that this is just the City’s 25% portion of the total cost of the project.

 

Cameron Cutler stated that the city is fronting the money and that the WCFCB will reimburse the city when they have it in their budget.

 

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MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Baca to award the bid to Feller Enterprises $1,056,161.70.

            SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial.

            VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:

 

                             Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Randall - aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

                             The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT:

Consider approval of a professional service agreement for fuel leak sampling.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin explained that this is an annual agreement with Stantec Consulting Services for routine ground water sampling around the city’s fuel tanks.

 

Purchasing Manager Brett Whitelaw presented the agreement to the Council and recommended approval for the cost of $35,100.00

                                                    

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the professional service agreement with Stantac Consulting Services for the amount of $35,100.00

            SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt.

            VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:

 

                             Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Randall - aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

                             The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE:

Consider a Zone Change from OS (Open Space) to R-1-10 (Single Family  Residential 10,000 Sq. Ft. Minimum Lot Size) on approx. 5.27 acres for “Double W Bane Gate” located at approx. 1400 W 3650 S in Bloomington.  Blaine Webber, applicant.

 

Planning and Zoning Manager John Willis presented the request to change the zone from OS (Open Space) to R-1-10 (Single Family  Residential 10,000 sq. ft. minimum

lot size) on approx. 5.27 acres for “Double W Bane Gate” located at approx. 1400 W 3650 S in Bloomington.

 

Mayor Pike opened the public hearing. Hearing no comments on the issue, he then closed the public hearing. 

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MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Baca to approve the Ordinance for a zone change from OS (Open Space) to R-1-10 (Single Family Residential 10,000 Sq. Ft. Minimum Lot Size) on approx. 5.27 acres for “Double W Bane Gate” located at approx. 1400 W 3650 S in Bloomington

            SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall.

            VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a roll call vote, as follows:

 

                             Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Randall - aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

                             The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE AMENDMENT/ORDINANCE:

Public Hearing to Consider a Zone Change Amendment in the PD-C Zone to Develop the “Big Shots” Golf Center (Driving Range) located at intersection of the I-15 freeway and the Southern Corridor.  Bob Hermandson, applicant.

 

Planner Ray Snyder presented the zone change amendment in the PD-C Zone to Develop the “Big Shots” Golf Center (Driving Range) located at intersection of the I-15 freeway and the Southern Corridor.  He presented a Power Point presentation covering the following topics: Zoning, Building Concept Plan, Elevations; Landscaping; Color Materials Board; and Lighting (Photometric Plan) which was submitted at the request of the Planning Commission.  Planning Commission recommended approval.

 

Applicant Bob Hermandson addressed the Council and answered questions they had in regards to lighting and acreage.  He also mentioned that Clyde Companies will be managing this facility as well as all the other Desert Color Communities projects.  He also explained the facility and professional franchise. 

 

Mayor Pike opened the public hearing.  There being no comment, he closed the public hearing.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the Ordinance for a zone change amendment in the PD-C Zone to develop the “Big Shots” golf center (driving range) located at intersection of the I-15

                   Freeway and the Southern Corridor with conditions that planning commission stated.

            SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall.

            VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a roll call vote, as follows:

 

                             Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Randall - aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

 

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                             The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE:

Public Hearing to consider a zone change from PD-R (Planned Development Residential) to PD-C (Planned Development Commercial) at 3143 S 840 E.

 

Planner Ray Snider presented the zone change from PD-R (Planned Development Residential) to PD-C (Planned Development Commercial) at 3143 S 840 E.  He explained that this is a “clean up” item as the use and property has always been utilized as commercial and is consistent with the General Plan. 

 

Mayor Pike opened the public hearing.  There being no comment, he closed the public hearing.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the ordinance for a zone change from PD-R to PD-C  at 3143 S 840 E.

            SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt.

            VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a roll call vote, as follows:

 

                             Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Randall - aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

                             The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

PUBLIC HEARING/GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT/ORDINANCE:

Public hearing consider amending the General Plan from PF (public facilities) to LDR (low density residential) on approx. 17 acres for “The Willows” located at approx. 2710 E Crimson Ridge Drive. Development Solutions, applicant.

 

Planning and Zoning Manager John Willis presented General Plan from PF (public facilities) to LDR (low density residential) on approx. 17 acres for “The Willows” located at approx. 2710 E Crimson Ridge Drive. He explained that this parcel was previously owned by the School District for a possible school site, however they have since decided not to build in this location and the surrounding zoning would match this change.

 

Mayor Pike opened the public hearing.  There being no comment, he closed the public hearing.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the Ordinance for a General Plan Amendment from PF to LDR on approx. 17 acres for “The Willows” located at approx. 2710 E Crimson Ridge Drive.

            SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial.

            VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for roll a vote, as follows:

 

                             Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Randall - aye

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Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

                             The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE:

Public Hearing to consider a zone change from A-1 (Agriculture) and A-20 (Agriculture) to R-1-10 (Single Family Residential 10,000 Sq. Ft. Minimum lot size) on approx. 17 acres for “The Willows” located at 2710 E Crimson Ridge Drive.  Development Solutions, applicant.

 

Planning and Zoning Manager John Willis presented the zone change from A-1 (Agriculture) and A-20 (Agriculture) to R-1-10 (Single Family Residential 10,000 Sq. Ft. Minimum lot size) on approx. 17 acres for “The Willows” located at 2710 E Crimson Ridge Drive.  He explained that this property was also owned by the School District.

 

Mayor Pike opened the public hearing. 

 

Cort Rasmussen, neighboring resident to the proposed zone change area,  commented that Crimson Ridge Road is very busy and requested that any houses built in this subdivision not front the road. 

 

Mayor Pike mentioned that it is a bit premature at this point, but that this would certainly be considered going forward and thanked Mr. Rasmussen for his input.

 

Mayor Pike closed the public hearing.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the Ordinance for a zone change from A-1 and A-20 to R-1-10 on approx. 17 acres for “The Willows” located at 2710 E Crimson Ridge Drive. 

            SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca.

            VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a roll call vote, as follows:

 

                             Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Randall - aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

                             The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

PUBLIC HEARING/VACATE ROADWAY/ORDINANCE:

Public hearing to consider vacating a portion of 400 North Street located at approx. 364 West 400 North Street. for a portion of the roadway that is approx. 133 ft. X 6.50 ft. located just behind the sidewalk.  Stacy Young, applicant.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the agenda had 400 S which is incorrect it should read 400 N, but the public notice and Council packet was correct. 

 

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Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the request to vacate a portion of 400 North Street located at approx. 364 West 400 North Street for a portion of the roadway that is approx. 133 ft. X 6.50 ft. which is located just behind the sidewalk.  He explained that this area will be retained as a public utilities and drainage easement, and the purpose of this vacation is for a proposed 3 Lot subdivision to be known as Sandtown Bungalows located on the vacant property of 364 West.  This also allows the setback to be measured from the back of the sidewalk instead of 6.50 feet behind it.

 

Mayor Pike opened the public hearing.  There being no comment, he closed the public hearing.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the city has been working with others to look at refurbishing the older areas of town, and approving this would help to encourage new houses in the area which is encouraging for the city as well as the current residents of the area.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Baca to approve the Ordinance vacating a portion of 400 South Street located at approx. 364 West 400 North Street as presented.

            SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial.

            VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a roll call vote, as follows:

 

                             Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Randall - aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

                             The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

PUBLIC HEARING/VACATE EASEMENT/ORDINANCE:

Public hearing to consider vacating an easement located at the Hilton Roundabout located at 50 West and 1350 South.  Ried Pope, applicant.

 

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the request to vacate an easement located at the Hilton Roundabout.  He mentioned that this was in conjunction with the development drawings for Commerce Point Phase 1 subdivision. 

 

Mayor Pike opened the public hearing.  There being no comment, he closed the public hearing.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the Ordinance vacating an easement located at the Hilton roundabout located at 50 West and 1350 South. 

            SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall

            VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a roll call vote, as follows:

 

                             Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Randall - aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

 

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Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

                             The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

CONSIDER AN AMENDED FINAL PLAT FOR SOUTHGATE HILLS SUBDIVISION PHASE 5 TO MERGE TO CONTIGUOUS LOTS TOGETHER AND VACATE THE PUBLIC UTILITIES AND DRAINAGE EASEMENT LOCATED BETWEEN THE LOTS. 

 

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the amended final plat for Southgate Hills Subdivision Phase 5.  He explained that the purpose was to merge lots 15 and 38 together into one lot and vacate the public utilities and drainage easement located between the two lots.  He also mentioned that language was added to allow a walkout basement if approved by the City.

 

Mayor Pike opened the public hearing.  There being no comment, he closed the public hearing.

    

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the amended final plat for Southgate Hills Subdivision Phase 5 to merge to contiguous lots together and vacate the public utilities and drainage easement located between the lots as presented including an allowance for a walk out basement if approved.

            SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca.

            VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:

 

                             Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Randall - aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

                             The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

LOCAL CONSENT:

      CONSIDER APPROVAL OF A REQUEST FOR LOCAL CONSENT FOR A CLASS C LICENSE, A FULL SERVICE RESTAURANT LOCATED AT 974 W SUNSET BLVD. APPLICANT - ARTISIAN GROUP LLC

    

     City Manager Gary Esplin stated that this was for 700 Degree Artisan Pizza, a full service restaurant.  The business license department has received all the required information including the background history of the applicant.  The license will be pending the approval of Certificate of Occupancy from the building department.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the request for a local consent for a Class C license for a full service restaurant located at 974 West Sunset Boulevard.

            SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial.

            VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:

 

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                             Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Randall - aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – absent

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

                             The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

BEER LICENSE:

      CONSIDER APPROVAL OF A REQUEST FOR A CLASS A BEER LICENSE LOCATED AT 615 EAST ST. GEORGE BLVD.  APPLICANT – WALGREEN CO.

    

     City Manager Gary Esplin explained that this is for a Class A beer license for what is currently the Rite Aid on the Blvd.  Walgreen Co. has purchased the business, but they plan to retain the Rite Aid name, so a new application is needed for the new ownership.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the Class A beer license for Walgreens Co. for the location of 615 East St. George Boulevard as presented.

            SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca.

            VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:

 

                             Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Randall - aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

                             The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

DONATION AGREEMENT:

CONSIDER APPROVAL OF A DONATION AGREEMENT WITH MBA PROPERTIES, LLC.  APPLICANT – MARV BLOSCH

 

City Manager Gary Esplin explained this donation agreement with MBA Properties (Sunbrook Ranch), proposes to donate a small remnant of land to the City adjacent to Mathis Park.  It is proposed that in the future the area will be improved as an emergency second access for the two adjacent properties, currently owned by MBA Properties, LLC, and Wall Family Rentals, LLC.  The properties do not have a second access at this time, and it will be needed in the future.  He also noted that per a delay agreement with the city, the landowners will have to install and pay for the improvements for the emergency access.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Baca to approve the donation agreement with MBA Properties, LLC as presented.

            SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt.

            VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:

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                             Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Randall - aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

                             The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

SALE OF SURPLUS PROPERTY:   

          REQUEST TO PURCHASE SURPLUS CITY PROPERTY LOCATED AT 1210 WEST CIRCLE AND SHADOW POINT DRIVE.

         

          City Manager Gary Esplin explained that this is a request by Mr. Jed Hafen to purchase approximately 2.167 sq. ft. of surplus City property located immediately behind Mr. Hafen’s residence off of Shadow Point Drive and 1210 West Circle.  The adjacent homeowner would like to landscape this area.  It is part of a retention basin in the area but the area proposing to be purchased is higher than the basin so any landscaping the applicant plans on doing in this area should not affect the drainage. 

 

Councilmember Baca inquired on the price of the sale.  Mr. Esplin stated that the City normally charges $1.50 per sq. ft. for surplus property.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the sale of surplus property to Jed Hafen located at approximately 1210 West Circle and Shadow Point Drive for $1.50 per sq. ft., and that the purchaser can’t negatively impact the adjacent detention basin and its ability to hold water.

            SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca.

            VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:

                            

                             Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Randall - aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

                             The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

SET PUBLIC HEARINGS TO BE ADVERTISED FOR JANUARY 18, 2018.

      City Planner Ray Snyder advised that the Planning Commission recommended setting public hearings for January 18, 2018 to consider: 1) a zone change amendment in the PD-C zone to develop the “Archibald” commercial center.  The property is generally located at the intersection of Astragalus Road and the Southern Corridor; 2) a zone change amendment in the PD-C zone to develop the “Henriksen Butler Building” and for approval of a second future building in the Riverwoods Mill Commercial Subdivision.  The property is generally located on 1600 South Circle between the Tonaquint Office Campus and the Santa Clara River trail; and 3) a zone change amendment in the PD-C zone to develop one single story medical office

 

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     building on Lot 2 of the “BFF Commercial Subdivision” located at approximately 1100 East Riverside Drive.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to set the public hearings for January 18, 2018 as presented.

            SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial.

            VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:

 

                             Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Randall - aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

                             The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

                                                              

    BUILDING DESIGN AND CONCEPTUAL SITE PLAN (BDCSP)

     City Planning and Zoning Manager John Willis presented a proposed Building Design and Conceptual Site Plan for expanding “Mesa Villa Condos” by adding an additional twenty-four (24) multi-family units in the R-4 zone.  The property is generally located at 1100 East 400 South.  He showed and outlined the building design and conceptual site plan to the Council as presented in the packet.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the proposed Building Design and Conceptual Site Plan for “Mesa Villa Condos” as presented.

            SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt.

            VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:

 

                             Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Randall - aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

                             The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT

     City Planner Ray Snyder presented a request to construct a detached residential        RV garage that will exceed 15 ft. unless a CUP is granted for a greater height.  The property is located at Lot 23 of the “Arbors” subdivision.  The zoning is R-1-12 and stated that the Planning Commission has reviewed the request and recommends approval.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the Conditional Use Permit to construct a detached residential RV garage as presented.

            SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall.

            VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:

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                             Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Randall - aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

                             The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

FINAL SUBDIVISION PLAT

          Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented a one (1) lot commercial final subdivision plat for “3202 East Crimson Ridge Drive Church Subdivision” located at 3202 East Crimson Ridge Drive.  The property is zoned R-1-8.  He showed and outlined the final subdivision plat.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the one (1) lot commercial final subdivision plat for “3202 East Crimson Ridge Drive Church Subdivision” as presented.

            SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial.

            VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:

 

                             Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Randall - aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

                             The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

AMENDED PRELIMINARY PLAT

          Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented an amended preliminary plat for a twenty-four (24) unit residential subdivision located at 1109 East 400 South.  The property is zoned R-4.  He showed and outlined the amended preliminary plat.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the amended preliminary plat for a twenty-four (24) unit residential subdivision located at 1109 East 400 South as presented.

            SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca.

            VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:

 

                             Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Randall - aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

                             The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

 

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FEDERAL AID AGREEMENT

CONSIDER APPROVAL OF A FEDERAL AID AGREEMENT FOR THE WIDENING OF RIVER ROAD TO 1450 SOUTH PROJECT.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin explained that this a Federal Aid agreement for providing additional funds for the widening of River Road from Riverside Drive to 1450 South to include two dual left turning lanes at both the River Road &  Riverside Drive intersection and the River Road/1450 South intersection.  The River Road bridge is expected to be widened with the project in order to accommodate the widening.  Right-of-way access will most likely need to be purchased from property adjacent to the intersection of River Road/Riverside Drive to accommodate the additional lanes. 

 

City Public Works Director Cameron Cutler explained how this widening will benefit the city and help to move more cars through this busy intersection at one time.  He also explained that the City’s match to the project costs is $373,073.  The total funding for the project including the City’s portion of 6.77% is $5,523,73.  UDOT is administering the project.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the Federal Aid Agreement for the River Road widening project for the amount of $373,973.

            SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt.

            VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:

 

                             Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Randall - aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

                             The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

FEDERAL AID AGREEMENT

     CONSIDER APPROVAL OF A FEDERAL AID AGREEMENT FOR THE 400 SOUTH UNDERPASS PROJECT.

 

      City Manager Gary Esplin explained that this is an agreement with UDOT for the 400 South Underpass project namely for the design and construction of a pedestrian crossing under I-15 at 400 South.  The City has agreed to pay $600,000, Dixie State University has agreed to pay $600,000 and the Dixie MPO has agreed to pay $200,000.  UDOT has agreed to match these three amounts ($1.4 million) for a total project funding of $2.8 million.  UDOT will administer the project.  City staff have been in negotiations with the Ence family for the purchase of the property needed on the east side of I-15 and the project location.  Dixie State University has requested the following: 1) that DSU pay the City for their portion of the project and 2) the City pay UDOT the total of both the City portion and the DSU portion.  

 

 

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MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the Federal Aid agreement for the 400 South Underpass project for the $1,200,000.

            SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca

            VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:

 

                             Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Randall - aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

 

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION:

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to close the regular City Council meeting and adjourn to a closed session to discuss the potential sale of property.

            SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca.

            VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:

 

                             Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Randall - aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – nay

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

                             The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION RETURN TO REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING:

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Baca to adjourn the closed session and return to regular City Council Meeting.

            SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Hughes

            VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:

 

                             Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Randall - aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

                             The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

                                               

State of Technology Colleges Commissioner Dave Wolstenhume, Assistant Commissioners Joseph Demna and Jared Haynes addressed the Council.  Commissioner Wolstenhume stated that the State Board of Trustees held a hearing to remove the current Dean of the Dixie ATC from office.  He explained that he supports the difficult decision that they had to make, and feels that this move will help move the Dixie ATC forward in a more positive direction.  He stated that replacing this position may take time, as they are currently undergoing a national search for qualified applicants that will fit this position and help keep the program moving forward.

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Commissioner Wolstenhume stated that he Board is committed to St. George and the Dixie ATC and the success of the program here.  He admires the unity of the community.  He mentioned the wonderful new facilities that have recently finished and invited all to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony slated for the end of March.

 

Mayor Pike commended Commissioner Wolsenhume for his support and the support of the Board of Trustees and their commitment to the Tech Ridge project.

 

ADJOURN:

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to close the regular City Council meeting.

            SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall.

            VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:

 

                             Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Randall - aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – nay

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

                             The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

 

 

 

 

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Annette Hansen, Deputy City Recorder