City Council Minutes
City Council Meeting Minutes

Thursday, October 11,2018



     ST. GEORGE CITY COUNCIL MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

OCTOBER 11, 2018, 4:00 PM

ADMINISTRATIVE CONFERENCE ROOM

 

PRESENT:                                        

Mayor Jon Pike

Councilmember Michele Randall

Councilmember Joe Bowcutt

Councilmember Bette Arial

Councilmember Ed Baca

City Attorney Shawn Guzman

City Manager Adam Lenhard

City Recorder Christina Fernandez

 

EXCUSED:

Councilmember Jimmie Hughes

 

OPENING:   

Mayor Pike called the meeting to order and welcomed all in attendance.  The invocation was offered by Sharon Shores with The Center for Spiritual Living and The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mayor Pike.

 

TRAVEL TO THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS FOR SITE VISITS:

The Councilmembers travelled to the following locations for site visits:

 

·         St. George Recreation Center located at 285 South 400 East

·         Indian Hills Substation located near the intersection of 520 West and Indian Hills Drive

·         Snake Hollow Bike Park located at approximately 1300 North Lava Flow Drive

 

Following the site visit, the Councilmembers, with the exception of Councilmember Arial, returned to the Administrative Conference Room for the remainder of the meeting.

 

AWARD OF BID:

Consider award of bid for the Red Hills Clubhouse project.

 

Support Services Marc Mortensen outlined the project and noted that two bids were received, one of them has withdrawn.  The cost of $176,000 is over budget; however, a budget opening is planned for early 2019 to discuss possible options.  Staff recommends awarding the bid, as designed, to Hunt Construction.  To make up the difference, they propose to begin construction in November. 

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Baca to award the bid to Hunt Construction for the Red Hills Clubhouse project in the amount of $876,461.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt.

 

 

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

 

Councilmember Randall – aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

DISCUSSION REGARDING ELECTRIC SCOOTER REGULATIONS:

City Attorney Shawn Guzman mentioned the recent publicity about getting electric scooters off sidewalks in Salt Lake City; allowing them only in bike lanes.  He believes the scooters can be allowed on sidewalks in the downtown area as well as on the street, possibly limiting their speed.  Riders must be eighteen (18) years old, if a rider is underage, the scooter will be shut off. 

 

The Council discussed where scooters should be allowed.

 

Police Chief Rich Farnsworth commented about how the Police Department feels about electric scooters and enforcement.

 

City Attorney Shawn Guzman noted staff would add language where they can be left, but cannot park them on a trail.  One of the issues in Salt Lake City pertains to helmets; people do not want to wear a helmet that has been worn by someone else.  Although wearing a helmet will not be made mandatory, it will be promoted.  

 

DISCUSSION REGARDING DESERT COLOR:

Community Development Director John Willis stated the Planning Commission spent nine (9) hours on the Desert Color project.  He presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: Exhibit 1-4 Desert Color Community Phase Areas; Zoning plan map; Open space areas map; Trails map; Mining extraction map; 1-8 Desert Color proposed zone plan density table; 1-10 Typical Planned Development Commercial (PD-C) site plan; Photos showing examples of mixed use; 1-12 Typical TNZ – Neighborhood General (TNZ-NG) site plan; 1-11 Typical TNZ – Residential Neighborhood Edge (TNZ-NE) site plan; Photos of example single family homes; 5.6.1 Desert Modern; 1-13 Typical – Resort (TNZ-NG) site plan; Photos of example resort area; 5.9 Resort architecture; Cross sections; Street with angled & parallel parking; and Sample right of way.

 

Developer Brook Cole noted they focused on xeriscaping or water wise landscaping due to water concerns.  Additionally, they are building a secondary water system, tying it into the City’s existing system.

 

Mr. Willis continued with his PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: Major proposed code deviations (summary); Major proposed code deviations (Detailed); Master Sign Plan; Neighborhood signs; Samples of proposed signage on buildings; Desert Color Master Sign Plan; Atkinville Amendment; Neighborhood 4A; Townhome elevations; Desert Color – Single Family; Single Family elevations; Civic Space; and

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Site plan/preliminary plat.  Part of the request is to have the ability to count on street parking to meet the requirements for off street parking, which can be allowed.

 

Mayor Pike noted by agreement, staff has allowed them to begin some of the infrastructure knowing the general concepts were sound. 

 

REPORTS FROM MAYOR, COUNCILMEMBERS, AND CITY MANAGER:

No reports were given.

 

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 Randall – aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

 

 

 

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Christina Fernandez, City Recorder