City Council Minutes
City Council Meeting Minutes

Thursday, May 10,2018



ST. GEORGE CITY COUNCIL MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

MAY 10, 2018, 4:00 PM

ADMINISTRATIVE CONFERENCE ROOM

 

PRESENT:                                        

Mayor Jon Pike

Councilmember Jimmie Hughes

Councilmember Joe Bowcutt

Councilmember Bette Arial

Councilmember Ed Baca

City Attorney Shawn Guzman

City Manager Adam Lenhard

City Recorder Christina Fernandez

 

EXCUSED:

Councilmember Michele Randall

 

OPENING:   

Mayor Pike called the meeting to order and welcomed all in attendance.  The invocation was offered by Reverend Alex Wilkie and The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Marc Mortensen.

 

AWARD OF BID:

Consider award of bid for the Sand Hollow Bicycle Skills Park.

 

City Manager Adam Lenhard presented the request to award the bid for the Sand Hollow Bicycle Skills Park.  He recommended awarding the bid to Interstate Rock Products.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to award the bid for the Sand Hollow Bicycle Skills Park to Interstate Rock Products in the amount of $1,435,992.90.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca.

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

 

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

PURCHASE AND SALE AGREEMENT:

Consider approval of a purchase and sale agreement for City owned property located at 499 East Tabernacle.

 

Planning & Zoning Manager Wes Jenkins presented the request to sell property located in the old platted area of St. George that has an additional right of way (ROW) behind the sidewalk. The ROW has already been vacated.  The agreement needs to include easement language.  He recommended selling the property to the applicant, Robert McMillan at $1.50 per sq. ft.

 

 

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MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Baca to approve a purchase and sale agreement for City owned property located at 499 East Tabernacle for $1.50 per sq. ft. subject to the easement language.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial.

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

 

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 Services Agreement with ECI Engineering for the Bloomington Substation upgrades.

 

Energy Services Director Laurie Mangum presented the request to enter into a contract for engineering services for the reconfiguration of the Bloomington Substation to meet the needs of the solar generation and Wastewater Treatment Plant expansion.  The amount will not exceed $125,000.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the professional services agreement with ECI Engineering for the Bloomington Substation upgrades, not to exceed $122,996.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt.

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

 

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

Ben Neumann with the Parks Department presented the Mayor and Council with the Tree City USA award they were recently awarded.  This is the 26th year the City has been a Tree City USA member.  The City plants approximately 500 trees per year.

 

DISCUSSION REGARDING THE FISCAL YEAR 2018-19 BUDGET AND UTILITY RATE ADJUSTMENT:

City Manager Adam Lenhard thanked the Department Heads for being here tonight and encouraged the Council to ask questions.

 

Economic Development and Housing Manager Matt Loo presented his department’s budget – specifically the Community Development Block Grant program 2018 funding and challenges with the proposed Red Hills Golf clubhouse.   

 

City Manager Adam Lenhard highlighted the Legal Services budget; a new attorney position was recommended.

 

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Energy Services Director Laurie Mangum mentioned that her budget for expenses is nearly $70 million, $43 million of which is for purchasing power and gas for the generators and almost $10 million in capital projects – she outlined a number of those projects.  She then spoke about personnel and equipment she proposes to purchase.  No rate increases are proposed this year.  There are plans to replace the Red Rock substation; however, funds are not available at this time.  She explained that with regard to the transmission line that comes in from Central, when it was built, the City incurred 83% of the cost and paid for more than it took.  A few years ago the City built a transmission line independent of the group.  There was no cost sharing with other cities; now a substation is being built near Purgatory Correctional Facility and the other municipalities have requested the City share in the cost.

 

Councilmember Hughes arrived during Ms. Mangum’s presentation.

 

Water Services Director Scott Taylor presented the proposed budget for his divisions, highlighting proposed larger projects; additional personnel requests; and proposed rate increases.  He showed a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: Water and Sewer rates; existing rates; aging infrastructure; Wastewater Collections average 5-year expenditures (2014-2018); existing and proposed sewer rates; proposed monthly sewer rate comparison; water rates comparison and rate comparison; water rates comparison; and cash flow for the Wastewater Treatment Plant.         

 

Public Works Director Cameron Cutler outlined the proposed budgets for his divisions, highlighting additional personnel requests; capital projects; and proposed traffic signals. He showed a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics:  Drainage Utility Fund; average estimated expenditures; comparison of monthly storm drain rates, average residential customer; comparison of annual storm drain rates, average residential customer; and storm drain monthly rate comparison. 

 

Support Services Director Marc Mortensen presented the proposed budgets for his division, highlighting network upgrades; enterprise content management system; lock conversions; proposed vehicle purchase for GIS; HVAC unit replacements; remodel projects; capital projects; fuel island expansion; and the existing airport hangar used for storage.

 

City Manager Adam Lenhard mentioned that if the Council has any feedback he encouraged them to let him or staff know.  

 

Public Works Director Cameron Cutler provided an update on the road to Fire Station 9 and runway improvements at the airport.

 

City Manager Adam Lenhard commented about the proposed RAP tax allocations after which the Council discussed RAP tax funds and a proposed performing arts center.      

 

Mayor Pike and the Council mentioned items he would like to discuss at the next work meeting such as personnel requests and market study for employee compensation. 

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REPORTS FROM MAYOR, COUNCILMEMBERS, AND CITY MANAGER:

No reports were given.

 

ADJOURN TO A CLOSED SESSION:

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to adjourn to a closed session to discuss property discussion.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Hughes.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

ADJOURN:

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to adjourn.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Hughes.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

 

 

 

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Christina Fernandez, City Recorder