City Council Minutes
City Council Meeting Minutes

Thursday, October 4,2018



ST. GEORGE CITY COUNCIL MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

OCTOBER 4, 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 Kyle Paisley with the Green Valley Stake and The Pledge of Allegiance was led by student teachers from Dixie State University.

 

APPOINT THE NEW CHIEF OF POLICE:

Mayor Pike noted Police Chief Marlon Stratton recently retired.  He recommended appointing Deputy Chief Richard Farnsworth as the new Chief of Police.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to appoint Richard Farnsworth as the new Chief of Police.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial.

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

 

Councilmember Randall – aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

Police Chief Richard Farnsworth introduced his staff – Deputy Chief Kyle Whitehead, Communications Manager Cindy Flowers, Captain Curtis Spragg, Captain Mike Giles, Captain Gordon McCracken, and Captain Scott Staley.

 

City Manager Adam Lenhard thanked them for their service and pledged his support.

 

Mayor Pike mentioned the 42nd St. George Marathon taking place this weekend as well as the 32nd Mayor’s Walk.

 

Jimi Kestin with the St. George Exchange Club outlined events taking place in conjunction with the St. George Marathon and introduced Ibigawa Mayor Tomita.

 

Mindy Sumtner with the St. George Exchange Club announced the Exchange Club is going to partner with the City to build a pavilion on the southwest corner at Worthen Park. 

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Mayor Pike provided a history of the relationship with delegates from Ibigawa, Japan.

 

Councilmember Hughes arrived.

 

Mayor Tomita mentioned this is the 30th anniversary of the relationship between the two cities.  He thanked the City for the warm welcome they have received since arriving. 

 

Shonie Christensen with the Dove Center provided statistics on domestic violence in Utah after which Mayor Pike read a proclamation proclaiming October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

 

COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC:

No comments were given.

 

CONSENT CALENDAR:

a.    Consider approval of the financial report for August, 2018.

 

b.    Consider award of bid to Interstate Rock Products for the Flood Street Substation Expansion Phase 2 project.

 

c.    Consider award of bid to JP Excavating for the 700 East Cemetery Middle Roadway Renovation.

 

d.    Consider approval of Amendment IV to the Purchase and Option Agreement for Tech Ridge.    

 

e.    Consider Approval of a Professional Services Agreement with Automation 'n Controls for the design and implementation of automation controls on the Wastewater Treatment Plant Phase I, as well as maintenance and repair of existing equipment controls at the Wastewater Treatment Plant.

 

f.     Consider approval of a Cooperative Agency Agreement for AIP 028 Grant with Aeronautical Operations Division of the State of Utah.

 

g.    Consider approval of a Cooperative Agency Agreement for AIP 029 Grant with Aeronautical Operations Division of the State of Utah.

 

City Manager Adam Lenhard stated 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 single motion to approve all of the items.  He noted on item 1d, the date has been pushed back to January 31, 2019.

 

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 Bowcutt.

 

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Councilmember Hughes noted the date change as stated by City Manager Adam Lenhard.

 

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/AMEND THE FY 2018-19 BUDGET/RESOLUTION:

Public hearing and consideration of a resolution to review and approve amendments to the Fiscal Year 2018-19 Budget.

 

Budget and Financial Planning Manager Deanna Brklacich outlined the proposed amendments as follows: 1) To budget for removal of the existing sign/water feature to the Sunbrook Golf Course off of Dixie Drive which is deteriorating; and construct a replacement entry sign with funding from the Economic Development Fund; 2) To carryover the balance of $200,000 approved in the prior year for the Airport Rental Car Parking improvement project which began in FY2018 and will be completed in FY2019; 3) To budget for computer network switch upgrades for the Dispatch Center to be completed along with the City's overall network upgrade project approved in the current budget. Funding will come from the Dispatch Center's accumulated reserve fund; 4) To approve purchase of a portable controlled substance drug testing unit to be purchased from funds received through seizures by the Drug Task Force (Drug Seizures Fund); 5) To budget for an agreement with IHC Health Services beginning December 1, 2018 for their funding and for the City's costs to provide police officers for IHC's St. George campus over a 5-year period. Budget opening recognizes Year 1 (pro-rated for 7 months) reimbursement by IHC for Salaries and Benefits, Uniform fees, and one-fifth of Equipment at an amortized rate over 5 years. In addition to salaries, benefits, and uniforms reimbursement, Years 2 to 5 will also include equipment reimbursement for a combined amount of $256,800 over the 4-year period; 6) To budget for the Ledges Interchange improvement project which is fully funded by UDOT but the City was asked to manage the project. Approximately half of the project was completed in FY2018 and the remainder will be completed in FY2019; 7) To carryover a portion of costs estimated to incurred and paid in FY2018 towards the 400 S Pedestrian Underpass Project; however the project did not begin when expected and this increases the existing FY2019 budget from $500,000 to $1.17M; 8) To carryover and re-budget for the landscaping project for the Red Hills Parkway/Red Cliffs Dr Connection (Mall Dr Underpass) approved in the prior year's budget but not completed; 9) To budget for the City's participation in roadway, curb, gutter, sidewalk, street lighting, and other infrastructure improvements for Red Hills Parkway at 2200 E. to be completed by the developer constructing the water park in the Middleton area; 10) To budget for runway repairs at the airport with 90.85% funding through an FAA grant; and the City's 9.15% match funded by accumulated

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PFC fees and also from funds remaining from the 2009 Sales Tax Revenue Bonds; 11) To budget for the equipment upfit costs for four vehicles newly acquired through our lease rotation program for the Drug Task Force; 12) To carryforward the un-used portion of the Little Valley Soccer Field Renovation projects' prior year budget and increase its multi-year overall budget by approximately $123,000 due to bids coming in higher then original budgeted amounts; 13) To carryover and re-budget for the un-used portion of the Bicycle Skills Park's prior year budget; 14) To carryover and re-budget for the un-used portion of the above project's prior year budgets; 15) To fund improvements to the "Andrus House" located at 164 W. 100 S. to prepare it for commercial use and foster economic development; 16) To budget carryover and re-budget for the uncompleted portion of the CDBG project approved in the prior year for $450,000 for the City's Water Services Dept. to replace waterlines in the downtown area which were installed around 1955 and due for replacement.  Materials were purchased in the prior year, project will be constructed this current year; and 17) To budget to replace two transformers in the Green Valley substation which are failing due to repeated lightning strikes.

 

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 resolution amending the Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Budget.

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.

 

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 PD-R (Planned Development Residential) and per Section 10-8-5 to review a proposed townhome projects design, site plan, density, elevations, landscaping, amenities, and parking for Desert Hollow at Desert Canyon. The property is 17.56 acres and located at approximately 700 feet west of the Desert Heights residential subdivision (between Broken Mesa Drive and Rim Runner Drive).

 

Planner Ray Snyder outlined the request to change the zone from R-1-10 to PD-R in order to accommodate single family dwellings with the reduced side yard separation between units.  He presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: aerial map; general plan map; zoning map; land use map; Desert Canyons zoning designation summary; layout of proposed project; concept plan; phasing

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plan; typical lot layout; elevations; materials board; roadway cross sections; map of notifications sent out; aerial photo; Desert Hollow cross section; and aerial photo.  The Planning Commission recommended denial – they were concerned with the location; they thought it should be closer to an intersection.  He provided an overview of City code pertaining to the proposed project. 

 

Applicant Curt Gordon stated this project is an attainable housing price.  The request is not for townhomes; rather they are single family homes.  They are not attached and will have yards.  He mentioned comments that this project will bring in undesirable people, he does not feel that will be the case.  If approved, the project will be completed approximately the same time as Exit 5.  He noted they recently began construction on a small commercial center in the area after which he stated the proposed park will be approximately four (4) acres and the school is proposed on a twelve and a half (12 1/2) acre site.

 

Mayor Pike opened the public hearing. 

 

Resident Joe Broderick noted he has been in his home for approximately a month or two; this project backs up to his backyard.  He believes the proposed project will change the neighborhood and affect him and his family.  Before he bought his home, he asked what was going to be built behind him.

 

Mayor Pike noted his home does not back up to this project; there will be two (2) rows of homes and a road between them.

 

Resident Tom Ellis inquired about the size of the lots.

 

Mr. Gordon outlined the size of the proposed lots – 95’ deep by 40’ wide.

 

Mr. Ellis stated Mr. Gordon may not call them townhomes, but that is what they are.  He supports the Planning Commission’s denial and stated that he chose to live in the area because it was a distance away from town.  The commercial does not look very big; he does not feel that is not providing services for these homes.

 

Mayor Pike commented this commercial center was designed to be neighborhood commercial.   

 

Resident Brandon Staples, a local mortgage lender, shared data pertaining to mortgage lenders assisting lower income buyers.  Out of the preapproved buyers they currently have, approximately eighty (80) are actively looking for homes, thirty (30) of which are approved for under $250,000.  He supports the request from a data standpoint.

 

Bunnie Skye with Salisbury Homes outlined the amount of homes they are currently building in the area.  She is excited about the project as it will be well maintained.

 

Resident Michelle Anderson, a local realtor, stated the Planning Commission brought up a buffer zone in their denial.  Two (2) rows of homes is not a sufficient buffer for

 

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half a million dollar homes.  One of the issues is that Rim Runner is the only access to this project, going through more expensive homes.  Having this type of project with an HOA decreases the buying power of the client.  She mentioned it would be nice to offer discounts for teachers, veterans, or law enforcement officers or to restrict investor purchases.  This is a product that is needed, but this is not the right place for it. 

 

Ms. Skye explained they are not offering to investors.  She noted everyone is taking less so the product offered could be as nice as possible.  This is not low income, rather it is affordable housing.  The homes above were in the low $200’s; the proposed are in the mid $200s.  St. George needs this product.

 

Resident Nick Higginson stated a lot of people that live in the area feel a bait and switch is taking place as this area was master planned.  During the Planning Commission meeting, the first area was zoned PD-8, but put in R-1-8 sized lots.  He understands this product is needed; however, the lower product gets bought up by investors rather than the families who need them.  He noted that he does not mind this type of product in the neighborhood, but he would like to see more of a buffer zone.  He disagrees with some of the comments heard, bad people do not buy this product; however, with the Master Plan, there is an expectation going forward.  This development would be better if it was closer to Exit 5. 

 

Resident Tommy Rupp provided statistical figures regarding the growth in St. George.  To compliment the market, they need to cater to younger families and retirees.  At some point growth has to be accepted.  He noted an HOA helps borrowers who cannot maintain their homes.

 

Resident Michelle Christensen stated when she purchased her home, she was led to believe the property was going to be homes like hers; she does not understand how there will not be higher density.  Although she is in favor of lower priced homes, she is worried about the school, increased traffic, and that the proposed homes are too close to each other.  In the neighborhood she previously lived in, most of the smaller homes were owned by investors and there was constant turnover and increased rent.  She stated that she is worried about decreasing the value of her home because of high density.  She stated that she believes the project needs to be closer to Exit 5 and inquired about backyards and if the will they be replacing the other PD-8 zones.

 

Mr. Gordon explained there will be a limited common area behind each unit as well as between the units that the HOA will maintain; the current PD-8 zoning will remain for the time being.  He noted that with R-1-10 zoning, they could have seventy (70) units, their proposal is approximately one hundred twenty (120).  An R-1-10 lot would cost approximately $120,000.

 

Councilmember Hughes noted he heard that Mr. Gordon will make more money with the proposed than he would with R-1-10 lots.  He does not believe that is the case.

Residents who live in this area should get used to change. 

 

Mr. Gordon noted there were many comments regarding the need for this type of housing; if not here asked where it should be.  They do not feel there is going to be a

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problem selling the R-1-10 in the area.  He clarified there will be a 7’ separation between buildings and that this is a medium density product.  He noted there are ten (10) miles of trails in the area and this project will have its own recreation area.

 

Resident Tom Hayes stated he recently moved from Chicago; he just found out about this development last week.  This proposal was not in the master plan.  He asked the Council to deny the request as he feels this development is going against the area. 

 

Mayor Pike closed the public hearing.

 

Councilmember Baca asked staff to confirm that the project is in compliance with City codes and inquired about what the Planning Commission said with their denial.

 

Mr. Snyder explained the proposal is in compliance with City ordinances and after taking public comment, the Planning Commission felt it should be closer to an interchange.  The Planning Commission did not agree with the suggestion that this project would bring in undesirable residents.  They did not have the elevations and cross sections available to them at the time; they recommended denial – the motion included statements regarding the following: the project was not harmonious; timing of the road access; adjacent zones are R-1-10; and other areas could be used for this type of project. 

 

After being asked by Councilmember Baca, Mr. Gordon outlined the proposed development around Exit 5.  When someone buys a home they also buy the street and the utility lines that they do not see.  He outlined the distance between the existing homes and the proposed; it will be approximately 280’.

 

Mayor Pike noted this Council approved for homes to be built 3’ apart as they felt these types of project are necessary.  Homes like this need to be spread around the City.  He mentioned that two (2) major developers who will be developing approximately 8,500 acres in this area.

 

Councilmember Baca noted the product seen today is a big step forward in allowing affordable housing.  There is a reason Little Valley turned out the way it has; 5-acre lots did not sell, the demand was not there. 

 

Councilmember Hughes commented that a lot of thought was put into this project and he appreciates the input from the residents.  He recently voted against a high density project because he felt it was proposed in the wrong area; however, he does not feel that in this case.  He feels the developer is trying to build a good product. 

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the zone change from R-1-10 to PD-R on 17.56 acres as explained including the site plan and project design as discussed.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca.

 

Councilmember Arial commented that these are darling homes.  They are not only starter homes, but finishing homes as well.

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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/AMEND FINAL PLAT/ORDINANCE:

Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance amending the Final Subdivision Plat of Lot 159, The Cliffs of Snow Canyon Plat 'J' by increasing the size of  Lot 159 as to fit the improvements on the ground and vacate the public utilities and drainage easement located at the rear of said lot and also a portion of the common area.

 

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins outlined the request to consider an amended final subdivision plat to make Lot 159 larger to fit the improvements on the ground and vacate the public utilities and drainage easement located at the rear of said lot and a portion of the common area.  This is located at 3052 North Snow Canyon Parkway, Lot 159; zoning is PD-R (Planed Development Residential 5,000 SQ/FT minimum lot size).  He showed the final plat and outlined the proposed amendments.  He outlined the approval should be subject to verifying this request still meets the ordinance with regard to open space.

 

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 amending the Final Subdivision Plat of Lot 159, The Cliffs of Snow Canyon Plat 'J'.

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/VACATE PUBLIC EASEMENT/ORDINANCE:

Public Hearing and consideration of an ordinance vacating a public easement located at Lots 4 & 7, Block 18, Plat A, St. George City Survey (Joule Plaza Parcel).

 

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Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins outlined the request to vacate a public easement located at Lot 4 & 7, Block 18, Plat A, St. George City Survey (Joule Plaza Parcel); Zoning is C-4 (Central Business District Commercial with no minimum or maximum lot size).   He showed the plat and outlined the proposed vacation.

 

City Attorney Shawn Guzman noted the approval should be subject to Joule Plaza dedicating easements needed for this project, as determined by City staff.

 

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 public easement at Lots 4 & 7, Block 18, Plat A, St. George City Survey (Joule Plaza Parcel) subject to Joule Plaza making the dedication of easements needed for this project, as determined by City staff.

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.

 

AMEND FINAL PLAT/ORDINANCE:

Consider approval of an ordinance amending the final plat for Lots 27 & 28 of Entrada at Snow Canyon “Chaco Bench” Phase 3.

 

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins outlined the request to amend the final subdivision plat for Lots 27 & 28 of Entrada at Snow Canyon “Chaco Bench” Phase 3 to merge said lots together into one (1) lot.  The lots are located at 2552 North Kiva Circle; zoning is PD-R (Planned Development Residential).  He showed the final plat and outlined the proposed amendments.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.

 

Councilmember Arial stepped out.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Bowcutt to approve the ordinance amending the final plat for Lots 27 & 28 of Entrada at Snow Canyon “Chaco Bench” Phase 3.

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

 

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Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

ADD AN ADDITION TO EXISTING HOME AND CONTINUE ITS NON-CONFORMING SIDE YARD SETBACK:

Consider a request to add an addition to an existing home and to continue its non-conforming side yard setback. The proposal is located at 32 West   South in the RCC (Residential Central City) zone.

 

Councilmember Arial returned.

 

Planner Ray Snyder outlined the request to add an addition to an existing home and to continue its non-conforming side yard setback. The proposal is located at 32 West 200 South in the RCC zone.  Currently, the home has a 2' 8” side yard setback; however, the code requires an 8' side yard setback.  The existing setback is nonconforming and the applicant is requesting the same setback for the proposed addition.  He presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: vicinity map; aerial map; cross section; floor plan; photos of the area; and elevations.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the addition to an existing home at 32 West 200 South and to continue its non-conforming side yard setback.

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.

 

CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT:

Consider approval of a conditional use permit for an RV garage on Lot 30 of the Arbors Phase 3 residential subdivision located at 3011 South Poplar Drive; zoning is R-1-12 (Single Family Residential 12,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size).

 

Planner Ray Snyder outlined the request for a conditional use permit (CUP) for an RV garage on lot 30 of the Arbors Phase 2 subdivision.  Accessory structures that exceed 15' in height require a CUP.  This structure would be approximately 21’-3” to the midpoint of the roof (building height), thus necessitating the purpose of this conditional use permit request.  He presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: aerial map; general plan map; zoning map; photo of the home; and proposed RV garage.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.

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MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the conditional use permit for an RV garage on Lot 30 of the Arbors Phase 3 residential subdivision.

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.

 

CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT:

Consider approval of a conditional use permit for an RV garage on Lot 70 of the Meadow Valley Farms residential subdivision located at 2292 East 4040 South; zoning is RE-20 (Residential Estate 20,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size).

 

Planner Ray Snyder outlined the request for a conditional use permit (CUP) for an RV garage on Lot 70 of the Meadow Valley Farms residential subdivision located at 2292 East 4040 South. City code requires accessory structures over 15' to request a CUP.  This structure would be approximately 17’-0” to the midpoint of the roof (building height), thus necessitating the purpose of this conditional use permit request.  He presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: aerial map; general plan map; zoning map; site plan; and elevations.  The Planning Commission recommended approval with the following suggested conditions: 

 

1.    The structure shall be located from 25.72’ to 43.41’ from the home as presented.  The east rear yard is approved at 3.5’ from the proposed garage; the west side yard is not applicable; and the north side yard is approved at 13.50’ to 17.67’.

2.    The proposed structure will encroach onto the City easement on the east side and will require review by the Joint Utilities Committee (JUC) prior to construction.

3.    The applicant shall provide a paved driveway to the garage.

4.    The structure shall only be a single story.

5.    The structure’s exterior finish and roof shall match the primary home in its color and materials.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the conditional use permit for an RV garage on Lot 70 of the Meadow Valley Farms residential subdivision.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Hughes.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Randall – aye

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Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT:

Consider approval of a conditional use permit for the Thurston-Atkin House to be operated as a vacation rental in the historic home originally built by Thomas Jefferson Thurston in the early 1880s. The home is located at 270 West 200 North in the RCC (Residential Central City) zone.

 

Planner Ray Snyder outlined the request for a conditional use permit (CUP) for the Thurston-Atkin House to be operated as a vacation rental in the historic home originally built by Thomas Jefferson Thurston in the early 1880s. The home is located at 270 West 200 North in the RCC zone.  The applicant proposes to establish a vacation rental within a historic home and within an accompanying detached historic carriage house with a total of three (3) sleeping units (rooms) between the two (2) buildings.  He presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: plat; aerial map; historic information; photos of the home; floor plan; street views; and photos of the home after which he mentioned a narrative provided by the applicant.  He outlined which City codes pertain to this request.  The Planning Commission recommended approval with findings and the following comments:

 

1.    The applicant shall maintain an open and free driveway.

2.    The applicant shall maintain the level of landscaping existing at the time of this approval and shall maintain the historic quality of the property.

 

Councilmember Bowcutt noted he is not in favor of short term rentals and historic value of the home should be considered.  With regard to the findings, he asked how that carries over to the new buyer.

 

City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised the conditions and findings stay with the approval and the home; this has been done with the Thompson house previously.    He noted that some of the neighbors are concerned.  In the past they have not been called short term rentals, but that is what the Thompson home is.  They will be required to have a local manager or management company.

 

A discussion took place regarding similar situations the Council has faced as well as what options the Council has.

 

Councilmember Baca stepped out for a short time during the Council’s discussion.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to table the request to the next meeting.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Hughes.

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

 

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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 approval of a conditional use permit to erect a 100’ tower and to install a communications enclosure located on top of Webb Hill; zoning is OS (Open Space).

 

Planner Ray Snyder outlined the request for a conditional use permit to erect 100’ foot tower and to install a communications enclosure located on top of Webb Hill; zoning is OS.  The applicant is requesting to construct a 100' tower on Webb Hill.  The tower will serve multiple users and FCC licensed facilities such as FM stations, studio to transmitter links for multiple AM & FM stations, space for 2-way communication equipment, microwave, and internet providers.  He presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: aerial map; proposed location; drawing; proposed tower; zoning and general plan maps; and photo of Webb Hill.  The Planning Commission recommended approval with the following conditions:

 

1.    The maximum communications tower height shall be limited to 100’.

2.    An equipment shelter is also requested an approved for this site.

3.    Findings A-K shall apply.

4.    The tower and its uses shall be approved by the FCC.

5.    A site plan review application with accompanying civil engineering plans shall be submitted for review and approval.  These plans will include a grading plan.

6.    Fencing for security.

 

Applicant Matt Burgoyne commented there will not be interference with public safety radios.  They are not adding any new equipment; they will simply have their own tower. 

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the conditional use permit to erect a 100’ tower and to install a communications enclosure located on top of Webb Hill.

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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Mayor Pike called for a short recess.

 

FINAL PLAT:

Consider approval of the final plat for Crimson Shadows Subdivision.

 

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the final plat for Crimson Shadows Subdivision, a 9-lot residential subdivision located at 2070 South Street at approximately 2500 East; zoning is RE-20 (Residential Estate 20,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size) and RE-12.5 Residential Estate 12,500 sq. ft. minimum lot size).  He showed and outlined the final plat.

 

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Bowcutt to approve the final plat for Crimson Shadows Subdivision.

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.

 

FINAL PLAT:

Consider approval of the final plat for The Lofts at Green Valley Phase 2.

 

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the final plat for The Lofts at Green Valley Phase 2, a 12-lot/unit residential subdivision located at 1790 West Street and Plantations Drive; zoning is PD-R (Planned Development Residential 5,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size).  He showed and outlined the final plat.  Prior to recording the final plat, staff requested they grant an easement for WorldMark and The View for access to another public street.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to final plat for The Lofts at Green Valley Phase 2 subject to the easement being granted for WorldMark and The View.

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.

St. George City Council Minutes

October 4, 2018

Page Fifteen

 

SUBDIVISION OF 10 LOTS OR LESS:

Consider approval of a subdivision of 10 lots or less located at approximately 1235 East and 1580 South Street (Bundy Lane).

 

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins outlined the request to subdivide one (1) lot into two (2) lots; zoning is R-1-10 (Single family residential 10,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size).  He showed and outlined the plat .  The Planning Commission recommended approval.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve a subdivision of 10 lots or less located at approximately 1235 East and 1580 South Street (Bundy Lane).

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.

 

PRELIMINARY PLAT:

Consider approval of the preliminary plat for Estrella Commercial.

 

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the preliminary plat for Estrella Commercial, a 2-lot commercial subdivision located at the southwest corner of the intersection of Dixie Downs Road and Snow Canyon Parkway; zoning is PD-C (Planned Development Commercial).  He showed and outlined the preliminary plat.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Bowcutt to approve preliminary plat for Estrella Commercial.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

St. George City Council Minutes

October 4, 2018

Page Sixteen

 

PRELIMINARY PLAT:

Consider approval of the preliminary plat for Johnson Arch at the Ledges Phase 1.

 

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the preliminary plat for Johnson Arch at the Ledges Phase 1, a 15-lot residential subdivision located at approximately 1300 West and 4200 North; zoning is PD-R (Planned Development Residential).  He showed and outlined the preliminary plat.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the preliminary plat for Johnson Arch at the Ledges Phase 1.

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.

 

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 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