City Council Minutes
City Council Meeting Minutes

Thursday, September 20,2018



ST. GEORGE CITY COUNCIL MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

SEPTEMBER 20, 2018, 5:00 PM

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

City Recorder Christina Fernandez

 

OPENING:   

Mayor Pike called the meeting to order and welcomed all in attendance.  The invocation was offered by Michael Kruse with the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship and The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Scouts.

 

Recreation Coordinator Kami Ellsworth invited the Mayor and Council to the 42nd annual St. George Marathon taking place the first weekend in October.  She explained there will be runners from 48 states and 18 countries.  This year marks the 30th anniversary of hosting the “sister city” marathon in Ibigawa, Japan.      

 

Mayor Pike mentioned Police Chief Stratton’s retirement open house taking place next Thursday.

 

CONSENT CALENDAR:

a.    Consider approval of an airport hangar lease (8 T-hangars) with Just Plane Homes, LLC for Lots 405A, 405, 406, 407A, 408B and 604-608.

 

b.    Consider award of bid to Western Rock Products for the 2018 Airport Parking Lot Expansion project.

 

c.    Consider award of bid to JP Excavating for the Airport Runway Reconstruction/Safety Area Protection project.

 

d.    Consider award of bid to Sunroc for the 2018-2019 Asphalt Patching project.

 

e.    Consider declaring old inoperable farm equipment as surplus property.

 

f.     Consider approval of a donation agreement with Dixie Applied Technology College for old farm equipment.

 

g.    Consider approval of the minutes from the meeting held on September 6, 2018.

 

City Manager Adam Lenhard noted these items are administrative in nature and have been reviewed by staff after which he asked the Council if they would like to remove any of the items from the Consent Calendar to discuss, if not he suggested making a

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single motion to approve all of the items.  He noted on item 1a, the applicant will be closed next year for repairs and they understand.

 

Councilmember Baca noted the airport is relatively new; with regard to item 1c, the FAA will cover 90.85% of the cost. 

 

Mayor Pike explained the remainder of the funds will come from passenger fees. 

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve items a through g on the consent calendar.

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.

 

PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE:

Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance changing the zone from A-20 (Agricultural 20 acre lot sizes) to R-1-10 (Single Family Residential 10,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size) for Webb Acres on approximately 3.67 acres located along the east side of the logical extension of 3210 East Street (east of the Cornerstone subdivision).

 

Community Development Director John Willis presented the request to change the zone from A-20 (Agricultural 20 acre lot sizes) to R-1-10 (Single Family Residential 10,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size); the request is consistent with the General Plan.  He presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: aerial map; zoning map; general plan map; and zone change exhibit.  The Planning Commission recommended 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 changing the zone from A-20 (Agricultural 20 acre lot sizes) to R-1-10 (Single Family Residential 10,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size) for Webb Acres on approximately 3.67 acres.

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

 

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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 M&G (Mining & Grazing) to R-1-10 (Single Family Residential 10,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size) for Tonaquint Ridge on 17.77 acres located at approximately 1700 Curly Hollow Drive extension.

 

Community Development Director John Willis presented the request to change the zone from M&G (Mining & Grazing) to R-1-10 (Single Family Residential 10,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size); the area is located in the Tonaquint Land Use Plan.  He presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: aerial map; zoning map; general plan map; and zone change exhibit.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.

 

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 changing the zone from M&G (Mining & Grazing) to R-1-10 (Single Family Residential 10,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size) for Tonaquint Ridge on 17.77 acres located at approximately 1700 Curly Hollow Drive.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Hughes.

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 C1 (Neighborhood Commercial) on 5.65 acres and C2 (Highway Commercial) on 2.36 acres to C1 on 4.89 acres and C2 on 3.13 acres for Snow Canyon Commercial located at the intersection of Snow Canyon Parkway and Dixie Downs Drive.

 

Planner Ray Snyder explained the purpose of this zone change is to eliminate the 81’ wide narrow strip of C-1 zoning that extends north and south along the existing C-2 zoning; the amendment will update the zoning to follow the proposed commercial lot lines that will be developed as a future commercial subdivision plat.  He presented a

 

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PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: aerial map; general plan map; and zoning map.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.

 

Mayor Pike asked if there was discussion regarding this property being zone Planned Development Commercial (PD-C). 

 

Councilmember Baca commented that citizens in the area have several concerns; a Planned Development would give the Council a chance to address their concerns. 

 

City Manager Adam Lenhard stated he believed the Council can approve a zone change to PD-C. 

 

Councilmember Bowcutt noted that if the request isn’t approved, the property would remain C-1 and C-2.

 

Mayor Pike opened the public hearing. 

 

Resident Marlene Diehl explained she lives adjacent to the property.  She gave a brief history as to why the property was zoned the way it is and commented that she does not see why the zone should change.  She would rather see it as a Planned Development.

 

Travis Anders, representative for the applicant, stated there is some misunderstanding on how the C-1 zone came about.  Further, he stated the way is it currently zoned does not make sense and noted they are not here tonight to discuss uses. 

 

Neal Walter who represents the seller/current owner of the property explained there is very large power line on the property which provides the inability to develop part of the property.  They simply want to make a correction that is consistent with City code.  He does not know the history of the property.       

 

Mayor Pike closed the public hearing. 

 

City Attorney Shawn Guzman provided a brief history of the area and noted years ago, this property was going to be master planned as a senior living facility.  He indicated that although it is not what has been requested, the Council can approve the zone change to PD-C

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Baca to approve the ordinance changing the zone from C1 (Neighborhood Commercial) on 5.65 acres and C2 (Highway Commercial) on 2.36 acres to Planned Development Commercial (PD-C).

 

Due to a lack of a second, the motion died.

 

Councilmember Hughes commented that he prefers to have a conversation with the applicant regarding the zoning to PD-C. 

 

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MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to table the item for further discussion.

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/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 C3 (General Commercial) and AP (Administrative Professional) for Valley View Commercial on approximately 1.87 acres located at approximately Valley View Drive and 900 West Street.

 

Planner Ray Snyder presented the request to change the zone from R-1-10 (Single Family Residential 10,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size) to C-3 (General Commercial) and AP (Administrative Professional).  He presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: aerial map; general plan map; zoning map; zone change exhibit; and slope map.  The Planning Commission recommended 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 changing the zone from R-1-10 (Single Family Residential 10,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size) to C3 (General Commercial) and AP (Administrative professional) for Valley View Commercial on approximately 1.87 acres.

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/CONSOLIDATED ANNUAL PERFORMANCE EVALUATION REPORT FOR THE 2017 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM YEAR:

Public hearing to provide final comments on the Consolidated Annual

 

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Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER) for the 2017 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program year.

 

Budget and Financial Planning Manager Deanna Brklacich explained an annual report is required for the CDBG program. 

 

Erich Chathan with Civitas presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: What is the CAPER?; The CAPER is required by HUD; Resources; Goals and outcome; Racial and ethnic composition of persons assisted; Other actions taken to address; Citizen participation; and HUD submission. 

 

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

 

TRANSIT TITLE SIX REPORT/RESOLUTION:

Consider approval of a resolution approving the Transit Title Six Report for Suntran.

 

Public Works Director Cameron Cutler explained the Title VI Report has been completed and is ready for approval.  The ridership numbers has been updated in the report; no other changes were made. 

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the resolution approving the Transit Title Six Report for Suntran.

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.

 

REPORTS FROM MAYOR, COUNCILMEMBERS, AND CITY MANAGER:

Councilmember Arial mentioned the Arts Tour taking place September 21st and 22nd as well as the Arts Summit that took place on September 19th. 

 

Mayor Pike provided an update on the Bluff Street project; they may finish a bit ahead of schedule.

 

Councilmember Hughes reported on the recent SwitchPoint Board and DTEC meetings he recently attended.

 

Mayor Pike mentioned a public meeting taking place on Monday at the Zion Park Lodge to discuss land swap/HCP, the Northern Corridor, the Lake Powell Pipeline, as well as other topics.      

 

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Councilmember Randall reported on her recent trip to Germany to visit a recycling plant as a member of the Solid Waste Board.   

 

Councilmember Bowcutt mentioned the Dixie Round Up Rodeo event that took place recently. 

 

Councilmember Baca congratulated Mayor Pike for becoming President of the Utah League of Cities and Towns.     

 

The Council discussed the recent grand opening of the Dixie Regional Medical Center expansion.

 

ADJOURN:

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Bowcutt 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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Christina Fernandez, City Recorder