City Council Regular Meeting Minutes

Thursday, April 5,2018
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ST. GEORGE CITY COUNCIL MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

APRIL 5, 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

            Deputy City Attorney Paula Houston

City Manager Adam Lenhard

Deputy City Recorder Annette Hansen  

 

OPENING:    

Mayor Pike welcomed all in attendance after which he mentioned the Council held a work meeting at 4:00 p.m.

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS:

Mayor Pike noted that one of the forms he received for members of the public that wish to speak is from a resident of Ivins. He explained that one of the rules for speaking is that the person needs to be a resident of St. George; therefore, that person will not be allowed to comment after which he outlined the rules for speaking.  Although item 10, the proposed resolution supporting the Washington County Desert Tortoise Habitat Conservation Plan Expansion Act, is not a public hearing, he is going to allow public comment.  He stated there will be a bill that the City was involved in writing that will be going before Congress soon.  If passed, the bill would:

 

·         Expand the HCP by creating an additional 6,865 acre reserve with rich desert tortoise habitat known as Zone 6

·         Renew the HCP agreement for 25 years

·         Require Washington County and the BLM to manage Zone 6 in accordance with the provisions of the existing HCP agreement

·         Apply the existing utility development protocols to include Zone 6 as well as other areas covered by the HCP

·         Allow for recreation to continue in Zone 6 on designated trails, including hiking, biking, horseback riding, and OHV use

·         Provide mitigation credits for the tortoises protected in Zone 6

·         Require BLM to amend the existing plans to accommodate Zone 6

·         Clarify the width of the right of way (ROW) for Old Highway 91 as a 300 foot ROW on federally managed lands

·         Make explicit that the utility development protocol agreements developed for the HCP are included in the management plan for the NCAs

·         Clarify that the NCAs are not entitled to any federal water rights

·         Grant a 300 foot ROW for the northern corridor along the biologists’ preferred route for a northern corridor in the Red Cliffs NCA

·         Preserve existing utility and grazing rights in Beaver Dam NCA

 

 

 

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Mayor Pike stated this resolution supports these key elements is non-binding, but demonstrates the City’s support for something is needed for the future of Washington County.

 

Resident Craig Booth commented that about 30 years ago, there were meetings held regarding the Desert Tortoise Habitat.  Red Hills Parkway became the major east/west corridor.  He feels that this is going to break the treaty made 30 years.  He stated that he doesn’t feel there is a need for an east/west corridor and asked the Council to not let the City’s legacy be a road on the land.

 

Resident Tyler Webb noted he is in favor of the bill but would like to clarify some items.  He feels there should be more language regarding trails and rock climbing areas after which he requested the Council table the item until after language is clarified.

 

Mayor Pike stated that the plan was supposed to be presented the first week in April, but hasn’t been.  The City has not been allowed to release it, but staff helped write it.  The City would withdraw its support if it didn’t have the language Mr. Webb suggested. He mentioned 2,700 hundred of the 6,800 acres are SITLA land which they can develop today; however, they volunteered to keep it recreational.  He feels this bill is the best way to preserve the opportunity for the type of recreation most people are here to comment about tonight.    

 

Resident Tom Adams mentioned he is Utah’s Director of the Office of Outdoor Recreations.  He noted that St. George is the gateway to Zion; people spend billions of dollars in this area.  Utah has been in public eye when it comes to how public lands are managed.  He asked the Council to be transparent and present the plans.

 

Resident Jamie Carpenter stated that she attended an open house last Thursday and did see the bill.  They were informed that it is still being drafted.  She asked the County Commission to table the resolution for three (3) weeks until it is drafted and the citizens are informed.  If the Council passes the resolution tonight, she asked that it include language to say that no changes will be made to any land use development or ordinances in any of the old zones, until there is a final bill passed by congress that is enforceable.

 

Resident Richard Spotz explained that he is opposed to the resolution as no member of public has had an opportunity to review this legislation.  The public needs to see the bill, not talking points.  He asked if the Council is considering the public comments from the meeting that the County held.  He does not feel there is a need for legislation as the County has already initiated conservations with US Fish and Wildlife Service to renew the Habitat Conservation Plan. There is a normal process – he asked why the County is in a hurry.  In terms of Zone 6, he asked for a map showing the proposed alignment of the western corridor and legislation, there was none.  He asked the Council to not override BLM final NCA plan and to table the resolution until there is an opportunity to review the legislation in detail. 

 

 

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RESOLUTION:

Consider approval of a resolution supporting the Washington County Desert Tortoise Habitat Conservation Plan Expansion Bill. 

 

Mayor Pike read the proposed resolution.

 

Councilmember Hughes commented that everyone has different likes/dislikes. The City is not passing the bill – Congress is.  He encouraged citizens to contact Congressman Chris Stewart to voice their opinion of the bill.  Tonight, the City is being asked to sign a resolution on the City’s thought process for this concept.  The City was involved in writing the bill to make sure the concerns tonight were addressed.  Nothing done today can guarantee that in future generations, the entire area isn’t developed.  Zone 6 could be developed losing the recreational areas; he feels this bill is the best way to preserve these areas.  The Northern Corridor has always been on the record and in future plans.  Since the Desert Tortoise Reserve was created, there has been almost a 50% reduction.  He is in support of the concept knowing the language may be changed when it gets to Congress.  It is incumbent upon the City to make sure that does not happen.

 

Councilmember Randall noted that people were most likely opposed to roads such as River Road, Red Cliffs Drive, etc.  She commented that she is not in favor of shutting people out and that it makes her angry when people think that we are trying to pull a fast one over on the public; that is not the case. They are trying to do what is the very best for the majority of the citizens.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the resolution supporting the Washington County Desert Tortoise Habitat Conservation Plan Expansion Bill.

            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.

 

Councilmember Hughes noted that he really appreciate citizens being here and promised to include their concerns in what continues to unfold.

 

FINANCIAL REPORT:

Consider approval of the financial report for February, 2018.

 

Administrative Services Director Trevor Coombs presented the financial report for February 2018. The City has completed 8 months or 66.67% of the fiscal year. With relation to that, the General Fund revenues are at 68.85%.  Some predominant

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revenue leading the way is current property tax, general sales tax, and building permits.  The General Fund expenditures are at 56.36% of the budget year-to-date. Departments continue to spend conservatively.

                                                              

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Baca to approve the February, 2018 financial report 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.

 

Councilmember Bowcutt stepped out.

 

BID AWARD:

Award of bid for steel poles for the Energy Services Department

 

Purchasing Manager Brett Whitelaw explained that this bid is for a transmission line to feed from the Southgate substation to the Indian Hills substation.  The project includes design, installation, and materials.  This award is just for the purchase of steel poles.  Staff recommends awarding the bid to TransAmerican Power Products in the amount of $117,930.

 

Councilmember Hughes inquired if this amount was within the budget.  Mr. Whitelaw stated that it was.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to award the bid to TransAmerican Power Products in the amount of $117,930.

            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 – absent

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

                             The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

Councilmember Ariel stepped out.

 

Councilmember Bowcutt returned.

 

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PUBLIC HEARING/AMEND PD-C/ORDINANCE:

Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance amending the PD-C (Planned Development Commercial) zone for the Dinosaur Crossing Commercial Center located at approximately 597 South Mall Drive to develop a Panda Express restaurant on Lot 7.  

 

City Planner Ray Snyder explained this is a request to review the proposed site plan/landscape plan, elevations, renderings, colors, and materials for one (1) proposed building on Lot 7.  He presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: plan; surveyed site plan (Lot 7); overall project site plan (Lot 7); colored site & landscape plan; elevations; height; materials & colors.  The Planning Commission recommended approval with recommended conditions.

 

Councilmember Arial returned during Mr. Snyder’s presentation.

 

Mayor Pike opened the public hearing: 

 

Architect Christine Oneal introduced herself and asked the Council if they had any questions. 

 

Mayor Pike closed the public hearing.

                                                    

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the ordinance amending the PD-C zone for the Dinosaur Crossing Commercial Center to develop a Panda Express.

            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/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE:

Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance changing the zone from R-1-10 (Single Family Residential 10,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size) to OS (Open Space) on approximately 13.3 acres located on the hillside between Bluff Street and Donlee Drive.

 

Planning and Zoning Manager John Willis stated that currently, the hillside is owned by the City and is zoned R-1-10 (Single Family Residential 10,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size).  This is a request to change the property to Open Space.  He presented a PowerPoint covering the following topics: general plan map; zoning map; and site plan.  The Planning Commission recommends approval.

 

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

                                                    

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the ordinance changing the zone from R-1-10 to Open Space on approximately 13.3 acres located on the hillside between Bluff Street and Donlee Drive.

            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.

 

VACATE LOT 2 FROM THE WEST CREEK COMMERCIAL SUBDIVISION PLAT/ORDINANCE:

Consider approval of an ordinance vacating Lot 2 from the West Creek Commercial Center Subdivision Plat.

 

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the request to vacate Lot 2 from the West Creek Commercial Subdivision Plat. He showed the plat and outlined the proposed vacation.  A new subdivision plat to be known as River Pointe Way Condominiums will be recorded in its place.  This new plat will convert an existing building into condominium units. 

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes the ordinance vacating Lot 2 from the West Creek Commercial Center Subdivision Plat.

            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.

 

AMEND TITLE 1, CHAPTER 10B OF CITY CODE/ORDINANCE:

Consider approval of an ordinance amending Title 1, Chapter 10B of City Code pertaining to Purchasing Policy; Contract.

 

 

 

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City Manager Adam Lenhard stated the Council discussed amending the purchasing policy.  This is the ordinance to change that policy.

 

After being asked by Councilmember Bowcutt, Purchasing Manager Brett Whitelaw clarified how local preference is determined. 

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Baca to approve the ordinance amending Title 1, Chapter 10B of City Code pertaining to Purchasing Policy; Contract.

            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.

 

ANNUAL WASTEWATER SYSTEM SELF ASSESSMENT/RESOLUTION:

Consider approval of a resolution acknowledging the results of the annual wastewater system self-assessment.                                  

 

City Manager Adam Lenhard explained the Division of Water Quality requires each wastewater system to conduct an annual self-assessment of their system and operations.   

 

Water Services Director Scott Taylor stated that the condition of the system is good, but aging.  They are planning for much needed expansion and upgrades.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the resolution acknowledging the results of the annual wastewater system self-assessment.

            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.

 

 

 

 

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LOCAL CONSENT:

Consider approval of a request for a Class C alcohol license, a limited service restaurant,  for HuHot Mongolian Grill located at 250 North Red Cliffs Dr Suite 23.  Mongolian Grill Restaurant Operating Company, LLC, applicant.

 

Deputy City Attorney Paula Houston presented the request for a Class C alcohol license, a limited service restaurant,  for HuHot Mongolian Grill located at 250 North Red Cliffs Dr Suite 23.   She explained this restaurant is replacing the old Mongolian restaurant that was there. 

                                                              

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the request for a Class C alcohol license for HuHot Mongolian Grill.  

            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.

AGREEMENT:

Consider approval of a 5-year agreement for the 4th of July Carnival to be held at Town Square.  City of St. George, applicant.

 

City Manager Adam Lenhard explained this is a 5-year agreement for the carnival to be held at Town Square.  Staff recommends approval.

                                                    

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the 5-year agreement for the 4th of July Carnival to be held at Town Square.

            SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall.

 

After being asked by Councilmember Hughes, the Council stated there has not been any negative feedback from the neighbors.  

 

            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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LAND PURCHASE:

Consider approval of the sale of 2,425 sq. ft. of City property located behind the Weese residence located at 1877 South Sundance Circle.  Troy & Shonna Weese, applicants. 

 

Economic Development and Housing Director Matt Loo presented the request to purchase 2,425 sq. ft. of surplus City property behind of the Weese residence located at 1877 South Sundance Circle.  This request have been reviewed and approved by JUC.  He recommended approval of this request to purchase 2,425 sq. ft. for $1.50 per sq. ft.  The approval would be subject to review of the easement.

                                                    

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the sale of 2,425 sq. ft. of City property located South Sundance Circle. 

            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.

 

FEE REDUCTION:

Consider approval of a fee reduction for Dixie Little League to use City facilities.  Dixie Little League, applicant.

 

City Manager explained that staff has been working with Dixie Little League as they have requested a fee reduction for the use of City owned baseball fields.  It is recommended to allow Dixie Little League to pay a lump sum of $3,500 for this year to cover the fees for using the fields, including lights.

                                                    

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve a fee reduction for Dixie Little League to use City facilities for an annual lump sum of $3,500.

            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.

 

 

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BUILDING CONCEPTUAL SITE PLAN:

Consider a request for a Building Design Conceptual Site Plan to develop the Blackhawk Townhomes in the R3 (Multiple Family) zone on approximately 10 acres located at the southwest corner of the intersection at Curly Hollow Drive and Tonaquint Drive.

 

Planning & Zoning Manager John Willis presented the proposal to construct twenty-six (26) two-story buildings with a total of ninety (90) units.  He presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: aerial map; zoning map; site plan; landscape plan; elevation, height, renderings; photos of similar projects by the developer; and materials board.  He reviewed the recommendations of the Planning Commission.  They will be required to provide pedestrian access to the potential future park.

 

Applicant Dennis Garr commented that the townhomes are pretty plain, but they can look at shutters and such.  

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the building conceptual site plan with the conditions made by the Planning Commission and if the applicant would like to add shutters.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca noting affordable housing is important.

            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.

 

Councilmember Randall stepped out.

 

FINAL PLATS:

Consider approving the final plat for the Bloomington County Club No. 12 Subdivision.

 

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the final plat for the Bloomington Country Club No. 12 Subdivision, an 8-lot residential subdivision located at Goldenrod Circle, at approximately 1110 West and 3250 South; zoning is R-1-10 (Single Family Residential 10,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size).  He showed and outlined the final plat.

                                                    

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the final plat for the Bloomington Country Club No. 12 Subdivision. 

            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 - absent

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

                             The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

FINAL PLAT:

Consider approving the final plat for The Escapes at The Ledges Phase 4.

 

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the final plat for The Escapes at The Ledges Phase 4, a 31-lot residential subdivision located at the southeast intersection of Canyon Tree Drive and Arcadian Shores Drive at approximately 1650 West 4920 North; zoning is PD-R (Planned Development Residential).  He showed and outlined the final plat.

                                                    

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the final plat for The Escapes at The Ledges Phase 4.

            SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt.

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

 

                             Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Randall - absent

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

                             The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

FINAL PLAT:

Consider approving the final plat for The Escapes at The Ledges Phase 5.

 

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the final plat for The Escapes at The Ledges Phase 5, a 34-lot residential subdivision located at the southwest intersection of Canyon Tree Drive and Arcadian Shores Drive at approximately 1650 West 4920 North; zoning is PD-R (Planned Development Residential).  He showed and outlined the final plat.

                                                    

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the final plat for The Escapes at The Ledges Phase 5.

            SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca.

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

 

                             Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Randall - absent

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

 

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Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

                             The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

FINAL PLAT:

            Consider approving the final plat for Grand Heights Phase 1.

 

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the final plat for Grand Heights Phase 1, a 15-lot residential subdivision located east of the intersection of Cottonwood Springs Road and Red Rock Road at approximately 1420 East and 930 North; zoning is R-1-10 (Single Family Residential 10,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size).  He showed and outlined the final plat.

                                                    

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Baca to approve the final plat for Grand Heights Phase 1.

            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 approving the final plat for the Riverwoods Mill Subdivision.

 

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the final plat for the Riverwoods Mill Subdivision, a 3-lot commercial subdivision located east side of Dixie Drive and north of 1600 South Circle at approximately 900 West and 1600 South; is PD-C (Planned Development Commercial.  He showed and outlined the final plat.  Agreements with the developer were presented and discussed.

 

Councilmember Randall returned.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial approve the final plat for the Riverwoods Mill Subdivision contingent on an approved development agreement.

            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

 

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Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

                             The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

FINAL PLAT:

Consider approving the final plat for the Sage Canyon Phase 1 Subdivision.

 

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the final plat for Sage Canyon Phase 1 Subdivision, a 20-lot residential subdivision located at the south side of White Dome Drive and east of River Road at approximately 1500 East and 6060 South; zoning is R-1-10 (Single Family Residential 10,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size).  He showed and outlined the final plat.

                                                    

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the final plat for the Sage Canyon Phase 1 Subdivision.

            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 approving the final plat for The Vistas at Entrada Phase 3.

 

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the final plat for The Vistas at Entrada Phase 3, a 7-lot residential subdivision located at Kachina Vistas Circle at approximately 2000 West and 2550 North; zoning is PD-R (Planned Development Residential).  He showed and outlined the final plat.     

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the final plat for The Vistas at Entrada Phase 3.

            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.

 

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FINAL PLAT:

Consider approving the final plat for The Vistas at Entrada Phase 4.

 

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the final plat for The Vistas at Entrada Phase 4, a 7-lot residential subdivision located at Kachina Vistas Circle at approximately 2000 West and 2500 North; zoning is PD-R (Planned Development Residential).  He showed and outlined the final plat.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the final plat for The Vistas at Entrada Phase 4.

            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 approving the final plat for River Pointe Way Condominiums.

 

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the final plat for River Pointe Way Condominiums, a 1-lot condominium subdivision located at 772 North Dixie Drive; zoning is C-3.  This plat replaces lot 2, West Creek Commercial Subdivision that was recently approved.  He showed and outlined the final plat.

                                                    

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the final plat for River Pointe Way Condominiums.

            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 FINAL PLAT:

Consider approving the amended final plat for Sun River St. George Phase 19 Amended.

 

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the request to amend the final plat for Sun River St. George Phase 19 located south of the intersection at

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Horizon View Drive and Woodruff Circle at approximately 2030 West and 4890 South; zoning is PD-R (Planned Development Residential).  He showed the final plat and explained the purpose of this amended final plat is to change specific common area to exclusive common area, which means exclusive to this subdivision.  There will be a sub-HOA.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the amended final plat for Sun River St. George Phase 19 Amended.

            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 approving the preliminary plat for Blue Heron Estates.

 

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the preliminary plat for Blue Heron Estates, a 22-lot residential subdivision located at approximately 1965 South 3000 East; zoning is RE-12.5 (Residential Estates 12,500 sq. ft. lot sizes).  He showed and outlined the preliminary plat. 

 

The Council discussed the drainage and the road in this particular area.

                                                              

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Baca to approve the preliminary plat for Blue Heron Estates as staff has recommended.

            SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall.

 

After being asked by Councilmember Hughes, Mr. Jenkins noted they have not spoken to the neighbors on whether or not they would like to have curb and gutter.  

 

          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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AMENDED PRELIMINARY PLAT:

Consider approving the amended preliminary plat for Desert Plateau Phase 6.

 

Assistant Public Works Director presented the request to approve an amended preliminary plat for a 22-lot residential subdivision located at approximately Desert Point and Rimrunner; zoning is R-1-10 (Single Family Residential 10,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size).  This preliminary plat was approved in May of 2016; the amendment is to add lot 22 to the plat.  He showed the preliminary plat and outlined the proposed amendments.

                                                    

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to amend the preliminary plat for Desert Plateau Phase 6.

            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.

 

APPOINTMENTS TO BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS:

City Manager Adam Lenhard stated that the City has been asked by Ivins and Santa Clara to get the Sand Hollow Aquatics Center Board up and running.  He believes it was active at one time. 

 

Mayor Pike recommended appointing Councilmember Randall, Leisure Services Director Shane McAffee and himself to the Board.  He would like the other municipalities to assist more with the costs.  No terms are specified. 

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to Councilmember Randall, Leisure Services Director Shane McAffee and Mayor Jon Pike to the Sand Hollow Aquatics Center Board.

            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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Mayor Pike asked Councilmembers Baca and Bowcutt to work on an ad hoc committee with Leisure Services Director Shane McAffee regarding updating the Parks Master Plan.

 

City Manager Adam Lenhard noted the Sand Hollow Aquatics Center attendees are as follows:  75% from St. George, 13% from out of town, 7% Ivins, and 7% from Santa Clara.

 

RESOLUTION:

Consider approval of resolution approving funding for Friends of SwitchPoint for the SwithPoint shelter.

 

Mayor Pike explained that a $360,000 grant recently expired and they were going to lay off some of their staff.  He and several members of City staff met with them and assisted them in obtaining a one-time grant in the amount of $300,000 to fund shelter services currently provided at its homeless shelter.  The grant payment is not anticipated to be received by SwitchPoint until November 2018, and therefore the funds will not be received in time to fund caseworker services for the next six (6) months.  SwitchPoint has requested funds from the City as it is in need of temporary funds to assist in providing services to the homeless at its shelter.  It is recommended to approve the resolution using $122,000 in funds from the Housing Fund earmarked for affordable housing projects.

 

Councilmember Hughes noted there have been long discussions – they do not want to let people go as case management is the key to this program.  He stated the Riverwalk project is another source of income for SwitchPoint.  The board does a good job of raising funds.  He would like the City to fill in that gap.  The Board is going to have a special meeting about fundraising – an expert is coming to tell how he has done it and ideas. 

 

City Manager Adam Lenhard clarified that giving them $61,000 a month would have cash flow problems, but he feels they can be worked out.  It does take funds from Riverwalk and Budget and Financial Planning Manger Deanna Brklacich will address that so that it is done correctly.

 

Councilmember Hughes stated they will have all of the financials for the Council to view.  He read portions of the resolution.

                                                    

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the resolution approving funding for Fiends of SwitchPoint for the SwitchPoint shelter.

            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.

 

BILLBOARD DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT:

Consider approval of a Billboard Development Agreement with YESCO.

 

Deputy City Attorney Paula Houston explained the billboard is near the Southgate Townhomes.  YESCO has agreed to move the billboard and to install a new billboard off of Red Hills Parkway, in a commercial zone, further away from residential areas.  They will do an angled billboard.  The City will maintain the weeds, trees and plants.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the Billboard Development Agreement with YESCO.

            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.

 

REPORTS FROM MAYOR, COUNCILMEMBERS AND CITY MANAGER:

City Manager Adam Lenhard noted the monthly report is just about ready.

 

Councilmember Baca reminded Mayor Pike about the need for additional members on the Hillside Review Board. 

 

ADJOURN:

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

            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.

 

 

 

 

 

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Annette Hansen, Deputy City Recorder