City Council Minutes
City Council Meeting Minutes

Thursday, March 1,2018



ST. GEORGE CITY COUNCIL MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

MARCH 1, 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 Adam Lenhard

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 Scouts Pierce Fowler and Joseph Smith, grandsons of Candy Fowler, and the invocation was offered by Don Francis, Chaplain for the Ivins Veterans Home.

 

Councilmember Bette Arial introduced St. George Arts Commission leader John Kessler who introduced the presenters for the two Arts Commission Awards of Excellence presentations to Del Parsons and Candy Fowler. 

Mary Hamlin read a biography of Del Parsons, an acclaimed artist and professor of art at Dixie State University. Summer Robertson presented a PowerPoint highlighting some of the accomplishments of Candy Fowler owner of Southwest Dance Company.  A reception was held in their honor at the St. George Arts Building.

 

PUBLIC COMMENT:

            Justin Phillips, student representative for Dixie State University X-Club addressed the Council in regards to the lighting of the D on the Black Hill.  He explained that they are repairing and updating the lighting on the D in part to help make it more energy efficient.  He explained what the X-Club has been doing to help raise funds and wished to express thanks to the many volunteers and support from community businesses in supplying funds as well as materials to help with this project.  He stated that they are about $1000 short of their goal to complete the project and asked the Council for their support in helping to meet this goal. 

 

          Mayor Pike thanked Mr. Phillips and stated that the “D” on the hill is 103 years old and felt like it was a worthwhile cause to keep this icon and its traditions alive for the community and future generations.  Councilmember Arial also agreed that these kinds of traditions are important to a community and is a symbol of continuity and heritage.

 

          Jolene Jasper, citizen, addressed the possibility of expanding the SunTran bus route to go from Walmart in Bloomington to Tonaquint Drive and the All Abilities Park.  She explained that there are many senior citizens who do not drive that she feels would utilize this additional route to take grandkids to the park.  She expressed willingness to petition the community to see if this would be supported and utilized. 

 

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          Mayor Pike explained that SunTran is highly subsidized by federal funds, and is currently underutilized.  He explained that a little over a year ago there was a transportation study done to address routes just like what she is proposing.  He stated that ultimately adding routes comes down to funding.  He mentioned a bill that is currently before the legislature that would help in funding public transportation which would be very helpful to the city.  Mayor Pike then thanked Ms. Jasper for her input and urged her to keep in touch with the Council with her concerns.

 

FINANCIAL REPORT:

Consider approval of the financial report for January, 2018.

 

Administrative Services Director Trevor Coombs presented the financial report for January 2018 as outlined in the Council packet.

                                                    

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the financial report for January 2018 as presented.

            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 AWARD:

Consider award of bid for the Bloomington Park restroom remodel.

 

Purchasing Manager Brett Whitelaw presented the bids to the Council for the demolition and removal of sections of the existing restroom building as well as utility installations and reconstruction of a new restroom building.  He recommended the bid be awarded to North Star Restoration for their bit amount of $370,515.00.

                                                    

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to award the bid for the Bloomington Park restroom remodel to North Star Reconstruction for the amount of $370,515.00

            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.

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BID AWARD:

          Award of bid for the 2018 Reuse Center crushing operation.

         

Purchasing Manager Brett Whitelaw presented the contract for crushing 21,000 ton of recycled materials for re-use in city projects.  He recommended awarding the contract to Western Rock for the amount of $110,450.00.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to award the bid for the 2018 Reuse Center crushing operation to Western Rock for the amount of $110,450.00

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.

 

CHANGE ORDER:

          Approval of a change order to the Virgin River EWP Project

         

Purchasing Manager Brett Whitelaw presented the change order to the Council.  He explained that after the project was bid, the US Fish and Wildlife Service requested that the dewatering/river diversion channel be changed.  As part of the river change the rip rap revetment section was increased to provide additional protection to the existing sewer trunk line and trail on the north bank of the Virgin River.  The cost would be $68,000.00 and noted that the NRCS funding with the local match of “in-kind” donated rock cover the local match for this project, including this change order.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the change order to the Virgin River EWP project for the amount of $68,000.00.

            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.

BID AWARD:

          Award of bid for the Sunbrook well #2 casing replacement.

           

 

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Water Services Director Scott Taylor explained that this is a bid to replace the Sunbrook well #2 casing which is deteriorated and no longer functioning. He stated that this is a critical well to have operational, especially in the summer months. He noted that there was only one bidder on this project, but they were able to negotiate details of the project to keep in within the budget.  He recommended the bid be awarded for the amount of $329,373.60.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to award the bid for the Sunbrook well #2 casing replacement for the amount of $329,373.60.

            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.

 

CHANGE ORDER:

          Approval of a change order to the Lizzy Lane sewer project.

         

Water Services Director Scott Taylor explained that the majority of this change order is the addition of a culinary water booster pump to provide water to the Little Valley area during the peak summer demand.  He stated that in addition to the booster pump, an existing large diameter irrigation pipe needed to be replaced and relocated. 

                  

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the change order to the Lizzy Lane sewer project for the amount of $113,658.00.

            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.

 

PUBLIC HEARING/ORDINANCE:

Vacating a portion of Desert Canyons Parkway, approximately between 3700 East and 3900 East by reducing the width of the road on the north side.  Desert Canyons Development, applicant.                                                

 

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the area to the Council.  He stated that the public utilities and drainage easements would remain, and that the

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Planning Commission has reviewed this item and recommends approval. 

 

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 vacating a portion of Desert Canyons Parkway, approximately between 3700 East and 3900 East by reducing the width of the road on the north side. 

            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/ORDINANCE:

          Consider vacating a portion of a St. George power easement located in The Ledges Development at approximately 4700 North.  Development Solutions Group, applicant.           

 

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the area on a map to the Council and outlined the reason for the vacation of the power easement.  

 

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

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Baca to approve the ordinance vacating a portion of a St. George power easement located in The Ledges Development at approximately 4700 North.

            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.

 

ORDINANCE/FEE WAIVER:

Approval of an ordinance changing the name of a public street located in The Ledges Development area from Winter Quarters Trail to Fish Rock Drive.

 

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Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins explained that he has talked with the developers in the area and they do not have any objections to this name change.  He explained the reason for the name change is because it has caused quite a bit of confusion because there is also a Winter Quarters Trail in Dammeron Valley. 

 

Mayor Pike opened the public hearing. 

 

Brian Triptow, resident on the existing Winter Quarters Trail explained to the Council that currently he is the only full time resident on that street and has had numerous times where deliveries have gone to Dammeron Valley instead of the Ledges to deliver items to his home.  He expressed concern for future emergency response confusion and because he is currently the only full-time resident on this street that now would be a good time to address and correct this issue.  He suggested that the name be changed to Fish Rock Road as each of the properties on that road would have a view of the large fish-shaped rock there.  He asked also that the Council waive the required $200 fee as he felt it was in the City’s best interest to rectify a potential problem mainly for public safety and emergency response issues.

 

Mayor Pike then closed the public hearing.

                                                    

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Baca to approve an ordinance changing the name of a public street located in The Ledges Development area from Winter Quarters Trail to Fish Rock Road.

            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.

 

Approval of a request to waive the fees for changing the name of a public street.  Brian Triptow applicant.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the request to waive the fees for changing the name of a public street for public safety and emergency response issues as explained by the applicant.

            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

 

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Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

                             The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

         

SET PUBLIC HEARINGS:

Public Hearings to be advertised for March 15, 2018

 

City Planner Ray Snyder presented the following items to be approved to advertise for public hearing on March 15, 2018 to consider: A) a zone change request on 2.63 acres to change the zoning from OS (Open Space) to PD-C (Planned Development Commercial) to develop a self-storage facility with 168 units called “Pioneer Storage” generally located on Pioneer Road.  The Devin Sullivan and the representative is Jeff Mathis, MRW Design; B) a zone change request on app19.5 acres to change the zoning from A-1 (Agricultural) to R-1-10 (Single Family Residential 10,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size)for future development of “Crimson Meadows” subdivision generally located at 1600 south along 300 east.  The applicant is Tim Kenny and the representative is Alpha Engineering, Jared Madsen; and C) a zone change request on approximately 2.40 acres to change the zone from OS (Open Space) to C-2 (Highway Commercial) a “clean-up” zoning for “Innovative” generally located at 511 South Airport Road.  The applicant is Innovative Property Holdings and the representative Rosenberg Associates.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Bowcutt to approve the Public Hearings to be advertised for March 15, 2018 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.

 

CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT:

Consider a request to construct a “Head Works” building at the WWTP (Waste Water Treatment Plant) that will exceed 35 feet in height.  The property is generally located at 2176 West 3780 South within the City’s WWTP facility and is zone OS.

 

Planning and Zoning Manager John Willis explained that this building would be approximately 45’ in height which would require a CUP.  He noted that the Planning Commission approved this CUP with findings which were presented.

 

 

 

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MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the CUP to construct a “Head Works” building that would be approximately 45” in height with the findings mentioned at Planning Commission.

            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.

 

FINAL PLAT:

Consider a five lot commercial final subdivision plat for “City View” located at Block 24, Plat A, St George City Survey (between St. George Blvd & Tabernacle Street and also between Main Street & 100 West Street).

 

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the Final Plat for “City View”.  City Attorney Shawn Guzman stated that the Legal Department needs to review this plat to make sure that Lot 5, the walkway, is transferred back to the City and needs to be shown as such on the Final Plat.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the Final Plat for “City View” as presented, subject to Legal review and approval.

            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.

 

FINAL PLAT:

Consider a twenty-three (23) lot residential final subdivision plat for “The Villas at Sun River St. George Phase 5” located at Arrowhead Canyon Drive and Grayson Drive.   The property is zoned PD-R (Planned Development Residential). 

 

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the Final Plat for “The Villas at Sun River St George Phase 5” to the council for review.  He noted that there is a public trail that runs through this plat that the City will maintain.

 

 

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Mayor Pike asked if this would be an area for short-terms rentals as presented by the developers in the preliminary plat phase.  Mr. Jenkins stated that it is. 

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Baca to approve the Final Plat for “The Villas at Sun River St George Phase 5” 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.

 

PRELIMINARY PLAT:

Consider a three (3) lot commercial preliminary plat subdivision for “Kenworth Commercial Subdivision” located northeast of Exit 2 at the old Welcome Center.  The property is zoned PD-C.  The applicant is Alliance Consulting and the representative is Craig Coats.

 

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the preliminary plat for “Kenworth Commercial Subdivision”.  He noted that there is a 10-foot master planned trail along the west side of Astragalus Drive as part of the Atkinville master plan.  Would require developer to continue the Astragalus Drive road construction through the subdivision.  Wes stated that in talking with the developers, they will most likely request a delay agreement for a certain portion until such time as the road ever extends through the frontage road Hidden Valley area, right now it really doesn’t go anywhere.

 

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins mentioned existing infrastructure concerns in this area.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the Preliminary Plat “Kenworth as presented.

 

DISCUSSION:        

City Attorney Shawn Guzman recommended that the motion should include the delayed improvement agreement as discussed, noting that only 32 feet of the roadway would be completed at this time.

 

AMENDED

MOTION:        Councilmember Hughes amended his motion to approve the preliminary plat for “Kenworth Commercial Subdivision” to include the approval of entering into a delayed development agreement on the portion of the roadway after the existing median.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca.

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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.

 

PRELIMINARY PLAT:

Consider a two (2) lot commercial subdivision for “Innovative Property Holding” located at the old airport along Tech Ridge Drive at approximately 500 South.  The property is zoned C-2 (Highway Commercial).  The applicants are Tom and Dorothy Heers and the representative is Rosenberg Associates.

 

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the preliminary plat to the Council.  He noted that a 30-foot sewer easement will be required for the existing sewer line. 

 

City Attorney Shawn Guzman stated that the City has agreed to sell this property on the condition that there would be no vertical construction on it, with exception to the existing structure.  He also outlined some conditions that the legal staff would like to have noted prior to the sale of the property which are as follows:  1) That the applicant enter into a cross access/parking agreement 2)No structure or building of any kind on land purchased from the City with the exception of the existing structure 3) Applicant enter a Public utility easement for the existing utilities and public trail agreement 4) Give back the required roadway easement with new alignment of the roadway which includes participation in costs of installing sidewalk/pathway, curb and gutter.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the preliminary plat as presented with the additional conditions as stated by the Legal Department.

            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.

 

 

 

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PRELIMINARY PLAT:

Consider a twelve (12) lot residential preliminary plat for “Bristlecone Phase 1” located at approximately 1400 West Ledges Parkway.  The property is zoned PD-R (Planned Development – Residential).  The applicant is Development Solutions Group, Inc. and the representative is Logan Blake.

 

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the preliminary plat to the Council.  He noted that with the change in the road name previously approved, they would like to change the name of this preliminary plat to “Fish Rock Phase 1”. 

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the preliminary plat for “Fish Rock Phase 1” 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.

 

PRELIMINARY PLAT:

Consider a twelve (12) lot residential preliminary plat for “Firepit Knoll Phases 1-4” located at approximately 1400 West Ledges Parkway.  The property is zoned PD-R (Planned Development Residential).  The applicant is Development Solutions Group, Inc. and the representative is Logan Blake.

 

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the preliminary plat to the Council.  He stated that the applicant is requesting that the interior roads be constructed as private streets for width purposes, but they would be build according to city road standards. 

 

Councilmember Bowcutt asked if there were currently private streets in that area, Mr. Jenkins stated that there is, mostly on the west side. There was much discussion regarding the pros and cons of designating streets as private or public. 

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the preliminary plat 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

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                             The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT:

Consider approval of a Professional Service Agreement with Bowen, Collins and Associates for the Culinary Water, Secondary irrigation, Wastewater Collections and Wastewater Treatment Capital Facilities Plan and Impact Fee Facilities Plan Updates.

 

City Manager Adam explained that the existing Capital Facilities Plans for culinary water, wastewater collections, and wastewater treatment which are outdated.  The last wastewater collections master plan was prepared in 2010, and the culinary water master plain in 2011.  This proposed master plan will combine all water and wastewater, and secondary irrigation into one master plan document.  The cost would be for the amount of $145,106.00. 

 

Mayor Pike mentioned that this is particularly important due to all the development and potential development on the south block, southern parkway. 

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the Professional Service Agreement with Bowen, Collin and Associates for the Culinary Water, Secondary Irrigation, Wastewater Collections and Wastewater Treatment Capital Facilities Plan and Impact Fee Facilities Plan Updates as presented for $145,106.00.

            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:

Request for a Class A Beer License.  Location is 275 South River Road. Applicant is Target Corporation.

 

City Manager Adam stated that Target Corporation is applying for a Class A Beer license (packaged beer for off-site consumption) at 275 South River Road store.  Jarret Shaw, the store manager is the applicant.  The business license office has received all the required information including the background history of the applicant which was clear. 

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to local consent for a Class A Beer License for Target Corporation located at 275 South River Road as presented.

            SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt.

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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.

 

AWARD CONTRACT:

Consider approval of contract award for design and detention basin and upgrade storm drainage facilities in the vicinity of 2050 East and Colorado Drive.

 

Public Works Director Cameron Cutler presented the area to the Council.  He explained that Showed area on map for the proposed detention basin and stated that the hope of this project is create some flood control facilities in the area to protect the homes from possible future flooding, and in doing so would like to help redo the FEMA flooding mapping so that the homes in the area will no longer be in a flood zone.  He stated that this is just for the design of the facility which includes the piping coming out of it. 

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to award the contract for design services for the detention basin and upgrade of storm drainage facilities in the vicinity of 2050 East and Colorado Drive to Bowen Collins and Associates for the amount of $49,588.00.

            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.

 

PURCHASE AGREEMENT:

Consider approval of a purchase and share agreement for fifteen (15) shares of stock in the St. George Valley Irrigation Company.

 

Water Services Director Scott Taylor explained that the City has been presented with a rare opportunity to purchase 15 shares of stock in the St. George Valley Irrigation Company from BFF Investments, LC.  He explained that the City is the majority shareholder in the irrigation company and the 15 shares would be used to augment

 

 

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and expand the City’s secondary irrigation system in the future.  The Cost to purchase them would be $33,000.00.

                                                    

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the purchase and share agreement for fifteen (15) shares of stock in the St. George Valley Irrigation Company for the amount of $33,000.00.

            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.

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE AGREEMENT:

            Consider approval of a professional services agreement with Carollo

            Engineers for the design of the Gunlock Water Treatment Plant.

 

Water Services Director Scott Taylor explained that the City has been working for the past few years with the BLM to secure a site for a water treatment plant in the Gunlock Well Field and have finally been able to secure the site and are now ready to begin the design phase of the project, which he anticipates to take the remainder of the year and hopes to begin construction of the plant around this time next year.  He explained that the Washington County Water Conservancy District is looking at building an exact replica of this plant out in the Sand Hollow area, and after discussions with them it was determined that it would be in the best interests of both parties and save costs to combine both projects and have one engineer design both treatment plants.  Mr. Taylor mentioned that in combining these projects there would be potential cost savings in the construction as well.

 

 

Councilmember Baca mentioned that when the Council was first looking at this project several years ago, the estimated costs were between 6-7 million dollars.  He asked Mr. Taylor what the estimated costs would be today.  Mr. Taylor said they estimate the cost to be somewhere around 8 million now. 

 

Mayor Pike stated that the legal staff has reviewed and approved this agreement.  He also asked about how much water the plant would be able to treat.  Mr. Taylor stated that initially they will only build half of the design so  they anticipate it to be able to treat 6 million gallons a day.  When complete it should be able to treat twice that much.  Currently the city has eleven wells in the area, two that are currently being used and this plant will begin to pull from the remaining nine.

 

Councilmember Hughes asked if the amount presented was for both facilities.  Mr. Taylor said yes, of that amount the City would pay 60% of the cost because our wells

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are spread out and there is much more piping involved than with the Sand Hollow facility.

                                                              

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the Professional Services Agreement with Carollo Engineers for the design of the Gunlock Water Treatment Plant for the amount of $896,461.00.

            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.

 

MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING:

Consider approval of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Washington County Water Conservancy District for the combining of the Gunlock Water Treatment Plant and the Sand Hollow Water Treatment Plant into a single project.

 

City Attorney Shawn wished to mention that if this is approved, it should be approved subject to legal review and approval, as the final cost reimbursement details on construction have not been entirely worked out. 

                                                    

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the Memorandum of Understanding with the Washington County Water Conservancy District for the combining of the Gunlock Water Treatment Plant and the Sand Hollow Water Treatment Plant into a single project, subject to legal approval.

            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.

 

REPORTS FROM MAYOR, COUNCIL, AND CITY MANAGER:

 

Councilmember Bette Arial mentioned upcoming events in association with the Arts Council.

 

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Councilmember Baca gave an update regarding the Dinosaur Museum.

 

ADJOURN: 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to adjourn to a closed session to discuss possible sale of property.

            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.

 

 

 

 

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Annette Hansen, Deputy City Recorder