City Council Minutes
City Council Meeting Minutes

Thursday, November 1,2018



ST. GEORGE CITY COUNCIL MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

NOVEMBER 1, 2018, 5:00 PM

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

 

PRESENT:                                        

Mayor Jon Pike

Councilmember Jimmie Hughes

Councilmember Joe Bowcutt

Councilmember Bette Arial

Councilmember Ed Baca

City Attorney Shawn Guzman

City Recorder Christina Fernandez

 

EXCUSED:

Councilmember Michele Randall

City Manager Adam Lenhard

 

OPENING:   

Mayor Pike called the meeting to order and welcomed all in attendance.  The invocation was offered by Tim Martin with the St. George Interfaith Council and The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Administrative Services Director Trevor Coombs.

 

Administrative Services Director Trevor Coombs mentioned that the City recently implemented a new utility billing system and updated the utility bills.

 

Dean Jeff Jarvis with DOCUTAH thanked the Council for their support of the festival.  He mentioned a number of the films shown and events that took place during the festival.

 

COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC:

Resident Pete Kee addressed the Council regarding gravel trucks on Indian Hills Drive.  There are two (2) active construction sites in the area and they see close to 50-70 trucks daily.  He would like enforcement of violations of state law as the trucks are not covered and the sites do not have driveways. 

 

City Attorney Shawn Guzman suggested Police Chief Rich Farnworth and Public Works Director Cameron Cutler speak with Mr. Kee and look into his concerns.

 

Councilmember Baca commented that the Air Quality Board is very well aware the need for the trucks to be covered. 

 

CONSENT CALENDAR:

 

a.   Consider an update to Utility Billing Policy 10.87.

 

b.   Consider approval of a donation agreement for a surplus fire engine to Dixie Technical College.

 

c.   Consider approval of the financial report for September, 2018.

 

 

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d.   Consider approval of the Fiscal Year 2018 Homeland Security Grant Agreement.

 

e.   Consider approval of Waterline and Roadway Improvements Cost Reimbursement Agreement with Washington County School District.

 

City Attorney Shawn Guzman 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. 

 

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

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

SPONSORHIP OF DOWNTOWN STREET FESTIVAL:

Consider approval of a request for continued support and sponsorship for the downtown street festival for the 2019 season.

 

City Attorney Shawn Guzman and Mayor Pike outlined the requested support from the City.  The approval will be subject to approval by the Legal and Business License Departments.  During last week’s City Council work meeting, this board has done everything the City has asked them to do and have improved the event. 

 

Carrie Bunker noted the festival will take place March through October. 

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the request for continued support and sponsorship for the downtown street festival for the 2019 season subject to approval by the Legal and Business License Departments.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Hughes.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

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PUBLIC HEARING/GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT/ORDINANCE:

Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance amending the general plan from LDR (Low Density Residential) and MDR (Medium Density Residential) to COM (Commercial) on approximately 8 acres generally located southeast of the intersection of River Road and 1450 South Street. This is for the project River Rose.

 

Community Development Director John Willis explained the purpose of this request is to change a portion of land at the southern end of the property, from a residential land use to a commercial land use, which would expand the existing commercial land use area.  He provided a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics:  aerial map; general plan map; zoning map; existing land uses; proposed land use; and title.  The Planning Commission recommended approval with a limitation of the commercial going to the toe of the slope. 

 

Applicant’s representative Ben Willits commented they have met with the neighbors.  At this point they are requesting the land use change.  This is one of the busiest intersections in the County; therefore, there is a great opportunity for a lifestyle center.  The majority of this traffic is already there.  Looking at several plans, it does not make sense to have residential on this property.  After being asked by Councilmember Baca, Mr. Willits stated that the original plan, prior to his involvement, was to be more of a big box type store. 

 

City Attorney Shawn Guzman commented this is a general plan amendment, not an on the ground zone change.  When that time comes, the applicant will speak more specifically on what they propose for the property.  When the roadways were built, there were plans for deceleration lanes into the property as it was commercial.

 

Mayor Pike noted the zoning remains R-1-10 if the general plan amendment is approved.

 

Mayor Pike opened the public hearing.

 

Resident Ken Puchlik explained the general plan is more than a map of designate land uses; it is a guide for making land use decisions.  The general plan was developed during a lengthy process; it has been reviewed and approved several times.  He read a portion of the general plan guidelines pertaining to medium density designations.  The neighborhoods are incompatible with commercial use.  He asked the Council to deny the request. 


Resident Hal Hickman provided a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics:  conceptual site plan – Boulder Springs Planned Development; Boulder Springs Planned Development Master Plan; and a map of The Villas.  He is concerned that there has not been a change with the configuration; it was always intended to be medium density residential.  If it does not remain medium density residential, it would be a violation of the buffer concept.  The general plan calls for a buffer between commercial and residential.  He asked the Council to either table the item or deny it as it violates the intent of what that corner was supposed to be. 

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Resident Lori Kosinski stated she wants to speak for the thousands of drivers in this area.  The City has increased capacity on River Road with recent improvements to other roadways in the area.  Some of the capacity has already been taken up with recent development.   There will be 20,000 additional residents in the south block area.  She has been studying this area for five (5) years.  Medium density residential generates about 7.32 trips while the commercial being proposed will generate 35 new trips.  She believes in the future, the City will wish they hadn’t put so many commercial centers on River Road.  There are fifty (50) or more uses that could be developed there.  She recommended a traffic study be done before the decision is made and asked the developers to rescind their request for a commercial designation and go with a professional office building instead.    

 

Resident Ilene Hacker noted she recently built a new home in The Boulders.  The applicant admitted the area is one of the busiest intersections; that is a reason to deny the request.  There are other places to build such commercial centers.  She asked the Council to deny the request.


Resident Paul Ford stated he is in favor of the request as things change.  He has seen the plans; he feels it is a class A development. 

 

Resident Steve Sheffield, former owner of the property, provided a history of the property.  The idea of a commercial center in the area was thought of and approved many years ago; they didn’t know how big.  Traffic is what changed the nature of the area.  As the community evolved, the City approached them many years ago, they were asked to participate in the roads.  For ten (10) years, they discussed putting commercial on the entire property.  It was either going to be a higher density property or commercial.  Because services are needed in the area, it made no sense to put residential on the corner.   He noted that commercial centers do not decrease property values and having services nearby reduces traffic issues.

 

Resident Dan Bouts stated he is in favor of the request.

 

Resident Joanna Anderson explains she travels this intersection all the time.  She would like to see more developed on the other side of the bridge; north of the bridge is backed up all the time. 

 

A resident who lives in The Villas stated it is not hard for him to see why nothing has been built on this property.  He feels something has to be done for the area, but there should be some mediation.  If someone wants to do something for the area, he feels this is a good idea. 

 

Resident Abraham Thiombiano commented that he supports the request.  Having services nearby would be great.  He is in real estate and does not believe home values will decrease due to this project.

 

Councilmember Bowcutt noted that is the property stays the way it is; there will still be traffic at this intersection.

 

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Resident Steve Laskie stated he feels having commercial closer to his home is good. 


Resident Dave Horlacher explains he drives past this area each day; having more commercial nearby is a great idea. 

 

Resident Jinks Dabney voiced his opposition to the request.  He would like the Council to focus on the fact that the master plan has had a lot of thought into it.  Sometimes there is a feeling that it is being changed too much, too often, and too big.  He suggests the Council to be careful when changing the master plan; he is not sure this proposal makes sense. 

 

Mayor Pike closed the public hearing.

 

Mayor Pike mentioned this is a general plan instead of a master plan as it does change.  Sometimes adjustments need to be changed based on development. 

 

City Attorney Shawn Guzman noted the Council is free to make any changes they would like to.  Staff would use the general zoning designations that are used in the general plan level.  

 

Community Development Director John Willis added there is a land use designation that translates to the AP (office) use. 

                                                

Mayor Pike noted there is going to be commercial on a large portion of this parcel; he believes that is a good idea.  The current zoning on this property is R-1-10. 

 

Councilmember Bowcutt commented that the general plan is a guide; it is not set in stone. 

 

Councilmember Hughes noted that everyone said something he agreed with.  A general plan is a good basis, but there are reasons to change it.  With regards to traffic, it will continue to increase. 

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to deny the request for the general plan amendment.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt.

 

City Attorney Shawn Guzman explained the applicant could return in one (1) year.

 

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

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PUBLIC HEARING/GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT/ORDINANCE:

Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance amending the general plan from OS (Open Space) and LDR (Low Density Residential) to MDR (Medium Density Residential) on approximately 47.5 acres and from VLDR (Very Low Density Residential) to OS (Open Space) on approximately 0.6 acres, and OS (Open Space) on approximately 31.06 acres to remain generally located east of Indian Hills Drive at approximately 900 South 700 West.

 

Community Development Director John Willis explained there is an error with the wording on the agenda - it should read from VLDR to OS on approximately 0.6 acres.  He provided a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics:  aerial map; general plan map; zoning map; proposed general plan zones; applicant’s exhibit; and slopes map.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.

 

City Attorney Shawn Guzman clarified the error in the agenda as well as the ordinance as follows:  Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance amending the general plan from OS (Open Space) and LDR (Low Density Residential) to MDR (Medium Density Residential) on approximately 47.5 acres and from VLDR (Very Low Density Residential) to OS (Open Space) on approximately 0.6 acres, and OS (Open Space) on approximately 31.06 acres to remain generally located east of Indian Hills Drive at approximately 900 South 700 West.

 

Applicant Isaac Barlow explained the property was picked up to serve the access road to Tech Ridge.  The area in the request is the area defined as usable.  He commented the request helps them facilitate the efforts to deal with the soil conditions, deal with the drainage issues, and facilitate the roadway.  They are aware of the soils issues and will be bringing in good soil.   

 

Mayor Pike opened the public hearing.

 

Resident Jim Warden mentioned a packet he sent to the Council.  He commented there are known geological challenges.  The proposed density will offer 427 ½ units; nothing has been stated that there would have to be a reduction for access.  He recommended the Hillside Review Board review the proposal and noted he is concerned with increased traffic.  He asked the Council to deny the request.


Resident Ken Puchlik mentioned he has been on the Hillside Review Board; at that time, he was concerned with development in this area.   He commented the Council must pay close attention to the recommendation of the Hillside Review Board.

 

Resident Mark Gubler noted he is not opposed to development; however, this property is prone to severe drainage issues.  Developing this many homes will exacerbate the issue.

 

Resident Katrina Draper commented the homeowners are stuck with problems developers create.

 

 

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Resident Joyce Wood explained they have drainage issues; this development would not be the same size as theirs.  She asked the Council to deny the request.

 

Resident Harry Pethoud stated he witnessed Mr. Gubler’s field flooded.  No one is responsible but the water is still there.  No matter how good the developer is, he cannot stop the rain.  He does not know why anyone would zone for anything but low density housing and he cannot imagine who would buy one.

 

Mayor Pike closed the public hearing.

 

Councilmember Baca noted the Hillside Review Board will look into all aspects when making their recommendation.    

 

Ms. Wood noted they did soils testing; they thought they did their due diligence. 

 

Mr. Barlow noted he understands all the issues that have been brought up.  They will go through great lengths to mitigate these issues.

 

Public Works Director Cameron Cutler outlined the plans for the future of Indian Hills Drive and drainage issues. 

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the general plan amendment to the acreage that were explained for Medium Density Residential and Open Space.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

PUBLIC HEARING/GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT/ORDINANCE:

Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance amending the general plan from MDR (Medium Density Residential) to MHDR (Medium High Density Residential) on approximately 5.91 acres located at the southwest corner of the intersection of Dixie Drive and Canyon View Drive.

 

Planner Carol Davidson presented the request to amend the general plan from MDR (Medium Density Residential) to MHDR (Medium High Density Residential) on approximately 5.91 acres located at the southwest corner of the intersection of Dixie Drive and Canyon View Drive.  She provided a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics:  aerial map; current zoning; current general plan; and proposed general plan amendment.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.  She explained the zone would fit in line with the nearby Pelican Hills. 

 

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Applicant’s representative Rob Reid provided a brief history of the proposal. 

 

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

 

Councilmember Bowcutt noted he is concerned that if approved, the adjacent parcel to the west will request the same.  He is not prepared to see that kind of growth.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the ordinance amending the general plan from MDR (Medium Density Residential) to MHDR (Medium High Density Residential) on approximately 5.91 acres located at the southwest corner of the intersection of Dixie Drive and Canyon View Drive.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – nay

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – nay

Mayor Pike – aye

         

The motion carried.

 

PUBLIC HEARING/AMEND PD-C ZONE/ORDINANCE:

Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance amending the PD-C zone in order to develop a multi-tenant commercial building.  The property is zoned PD-C (Planned Development Commercial) and is located on Lot 2 of the commercial subdivision called The Fields at Mall Drive (Lins center) on approximately 1.36 acres.

 

Community Development Director John Willis presented the request to review the proposed site plan/landscape plan, elevations, renderings, colors, and materials for the proposed building.  He provided a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics:  aerial map; overall site plan; zoning; layout; landscaping plan; elevations; floor plan; and materials board.  The Planning Commission recommended approval with conditions. 

 

Applicant Jon Walter noted they moved the building as close to Lin’s as they possibly could.  They are happy to stripe for pedestrians.  With regard to colors, the red brick was something the Council had requested when Lin’s was developed; they are using the same colors as adjacent buildings.  

 

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

 

 

 

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MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve ordinance amending the PD-C zone in order to develop a multi-tenant commercial building with conditions of the Planning Commission.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca.  

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

SET DATE FOR PUBLIC COMMENT:

Set date for public comment regarding the sale of a significant parcel of real property by the City.

 

City Attorney Shawn Guzman explained City code requires public comment on the City sale of a significant parcel of real property with an estimated fair market value over $500,000.  The property is located at approximately 2450 East Street and Dinosaur Crossing Drive in St. George - Parcel No. SG-5-2-27-341.  He recommended taking public comment at the next regularly schedule City Council meeting on November 15, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.

 

Carol Hollowell with SwitchPoint stated they are going to develop an affordable housing project on this parcel.  She outlined the cost guidelines to rent the units.

 

Mayor Pike noted this is a key element in the overall housing plan.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to set public comment regarding the sale of a significant parcel of real property by the City for November 15, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

PUBLIC HEARING/AMEND PD-C/ORDINANCE:

Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance amending the Tonaquint Center in the PD-C (Planned Development Commercial) zone to develop a health club called Reach Higher located on 1600 South Street in the Tonaquint Commercial Center.

 

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Planner Ray Snyder presented the request to amend the Tonaquint Center in the PD-C (Planned Development Commercial) zone to develop a health club called Reach Higher located on 1600 South Street in the Tonaquint Commercial Center.  He provided a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: aerial map; general plan map; zoning map; photos of the area; site plan; landscape plan; conceptual elevation; materials board; and rendering.  He noted the use fits the area and height.  The Planning Commission recommended approval with the following comments:

 

1.    Zoning- Approve the PD-C zone change amendment on 1.64 acres.

2.    Use- Recommends approval of the proposed use.

3.    Site Plan- The conceptual layout as presented is approved.

4.    Colors & Materials - As presented the colors and materials are approved.

5.    Setbacks - Setbacks shall meet the Zoning Ordinance (staff will confirm during the site plan review process).

6.    Landscaping - The applicant shall provide landscaping along 1 000 East Street and along the freeway in compliance with the landscape ordinance.

7.    Lighting - Provide a photometric plan with submittal of the SPR and demonstrate that lighting will not exceed 1 foot-candle at property line and not exceed 15 foot-candle on site.  Dark sky style lighting fixtures shall be used to avoid a nuisance as seen from adjacent residential neighborhoods and surrounding community.

8.    SPR- Upon approval of the zone change, the applicant shall submit an application for a SPR (Site Plan Review) along with the required civil engineering plan set which may include but not be limited to: cover sheet, site plan, grading plan, erosion control plan, utility plan, landscape plan, irrigation plan, and photometric plan.

9.    Roadway - The applicant shall dedicate the remaining area for a roadway to allow completion of the master planned roadway for 1600 South Street as required per City Traffic Engineer.  This will be incorporated into the platting.

 

City Attorney Shawn Guzman suggested including the roadway dedication in the motion.

 

After being asked by Councilmember Bowcutt, Mr. Snyder showed the driveways.

 

City Attorney Shawn Guzman noted there is a dedicated roadway that has not been built, that Mr. Traveller would like to have the City abandon in favor of this alignment.   

 

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

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the ordinance amending the Tonaquint Center in the PD-C (Planned Development Commercial) zone to develop a health club called Reach Higher located on 1600 South Street in the Tonaquint Commercial Center with the

 

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comments from the Planning Commission and to dedicate road as discussed.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt.

 

City Attorney Shawn Guzman road will be dedicated to the west property line as shown on the map.

 

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE:

Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance amending the zone from C-2 (Highway Commercial) to PD-C (Planned Development Commercial) and per Section 10-8-6 to review a proposed commercial development design, site plan, elevations, landscaping, and parking for Accent Painting located at the termination of 600 South and 1000 East on 1.19 acres.

 

Planner Ray Snyder presented the request to change the zone from C2 (Highway Commercial) to PD-C (Planned Development Commercial) to develop a warehouse and construction trade service business space, as well as, review the approved use list.  He provided a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics:  use list; aerial map; record of survey; privately owned parcel per Washington County; landscape plan; general plan map; zoning map; elevations; and materials board.  The Planning Commission recommended approval with comments as follows:

 

1.      Zoning - Approve the PD-C zone change amendment on 1.19 acres.

2.      Use List- Recommends approval of the proposed use list with the recommended changes by the Planning Commission.

3.      Site Plan-The conceptual layout as presented is approved.

4.      Colors & Materials - As presented the colors and materials are approved.

5.      Setbacks - Setbacks shall meet the zoning ordinance (staff will confirm during the site plan review process).

6.      Landscaping - The applicant shall provide landscaping along 1000 East Street and along the freeway in compliance with the landscape ordinance.

7.      Lighting - Provide a photometric plan with submittal of the site plan review and demonstrate that lighting will not exceed 1 foot-candle at property line and not exceed 15 foot-candle on site.  Dark sky style lighting fixtures shall be used to avoid a nuisance as seen from adjacent residential neighborhoods and surrounding community.

8.      SPR- Upon approval of the zone change, the applicant shall submit an application for a SPR (Site Plan Review) along with the required civil engineering plan set which may include but not be limited to: cover sheet,

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site plan, grading plan, erosion control plan, utility plan,  landscape plan, irrigation plan, and photometric plan.   

 

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 amending the zone from C-2 (Highway Commercial) to PD-C (Planned Development Commercial) for Accent Painting located at the termination of 600 South and 1000 East on 1.19 acres with the comments and approved uses from the Planning Commission, along with the design, elevations, landscaping, and colors as presented.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

PUBLIC HEARING/GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT/ORDINANCE:

Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance amending the general plan from MDR (Medium Density Residential) to COM (Commercial) on approximately 5.06 acres generally located at 1871 and 1999 West Canyon View Drive.

 

Planner Carol Davidson presented the request to amend the general plan from MDR (Medium Density Residential) to COM (Commercial) on approximately 5.06 acres generally located at 1871 and 1999 West Canyon View Drive.  She provided a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics:  aerial map; current zoning; current general plan; proposed general plan amendment; and photos of the area.  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 amending the general plan from MDR (Medium Density Residential) to COM (Commercial) on approximately 5.06 acres generally located at 1871 and 1999 West Canyon View Drive.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

 

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Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

PUBLIC HEARING/VACATE ROADWAY/ORDINANCE:

Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance to vacate a portion of 1100 East Street and a portion of Tabernacle Street.

 

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the request is to consider vacating a portion of 1100 East Street and a portion of Tabernacle Street; zoning is C-2 (Highway Commercial with no minimum or maximum lot size).  He showed the plat and outlined the proposed vacation. 

 

City Attorney Shawn Guzman added the approval subject to the exchange of this property for the Call property in The Reserve.

 

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 to vacate a portion of 1100 East Street and a portion of Tabernacle Street subject to the property exchange with the Call’s.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

PUBLIC HEARING/VACATE A PORTION OF A DEED OF DEDICATION AND PUBLIC UTILITY AND DRAINAGE EASEMENT/ORDINANCE:

Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance vacating a portion of a deed of dedication and public utilities and drainage easement located at approximately 2580 East Street and 1170 South Street; both documents have been recorded in the Office of the Washington County Recorder's Office.

 

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the request to consider a vacation of a deed of dedication and a public utilities easement that is located at approximately 2580 East Street and 1170 South Street; zoning is RE-20 (Residential Estates 20,000 SQ/FT minimum lot size).  He showed the plat and outlined the proposed vacation. 

 

 

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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 Arial to approve the ordinance vacating a portion of a deed of dedication and public utilities and drainage easement located at approximately 2580 East Street and 1170 South Street.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca.

 

City Attorney Shawn Guzman noted the deed was for public utilities and drainage easements.

 

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT:

Consider approval of a conditional use permit for construction of three (3) professional office buildings which will exceed 35 ft. in height for Rim Rock Commercial Lot 8 located at approximately 200 South 1470 East; zoning is C-2 (Highway Commercial).

 

Planner Ray Snyder presented the request for a conditional use permit to construct three (3) professional office buildings which will exceed 35’ in height at 200 South 1470 East.  He provided a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics:  vicinity map; general plan and zoning maps; property; site plan; landscape plan; former renderings; revised renderings; height; and materials board.  The Planning Commission recommended approval with findings and the following conditions:

 

1. Location and setbacks: The buildings footprint layout and the proposed setbacks are recommended for approval as presented.

2. Height - 3-Story: The structures are recommended to be approved for 3-story buildings as presented.

3. Design - The architectural designs as presented are recommend for approval.

4. Color & Materials: The colors and materials are recommended for approval as presented.

 

City Attorney Shawn Guzman asked the applicant if they own the property adjacent.  The applicant will agree to build the entire entrance to the driveway and will allow access.  Staff will make that a condition.

 

Applicant Brett Burgess explained why they revised the rendering; it was too similar to a competitor’s building.     

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City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised to include the stipulation regarding the easement being recorded for the driveway. 


Mr. Burgess stated they will build the other side as it is their property to the north.     

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the conditional use permit for construction of three (3) professional office buildings which will exceed 35 ft. in height for Rim Rock Commercial Lot 8 located at approximately 200 South 1470 East with comments and conditions of the Planning Commission with exception of the design and to approve the design shown tonight with the condition the easement be recorded and the driveway be built by the applicant.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – 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 allow construct a garage on Lot 60 in The Springs Estates Phase 5 located at 2453 East Springs Drive; zoning is RE-12.5 (Residential Estate 12,500 sq. ft. minimum lot size).

 

Planner Ray Snyder presented the request for a conditional use permit to construct a detached residential garage at 2453 East Springs Drive.  He provided a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics:  vicinity map; zoning map; property; rendering; height; elevation; floor plan; and photo of the home.  The Planning Commission recommended approval with findings and a deed restriction.

 

City Attorney Shawn Guzman explained staff has the language prepared for the deed restriction and will be recorded on the property.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the conditional use permit to allow construct a garage on Lot 60 in The Springs Estates Phase 5 located at 2453 East Springs Drive  as presented with the deed restriction as presented.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – 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 approval of a final plat for Stone Cliff Phase 16A.

 

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the final plat for Stone Cliff Phase 16A, a 5-lot residential unit located at the east end of Granite Way at approximately 2700 East; 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 Stone Cliff Phase 16A.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

ROADWAY DEDICATION PLAT:

Consider approval of a roadway dedication plat for Desert Color Parkway and Lagoon Parkway.

 

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the roadway dedication plat for Desert Color Parkway and Lagoon Parkway located south of Black Mountain Drive and extending Desert Color Parkway southerly, at approximately 900 West 5000 South); zoning is PD-C (Planned Development Commercial).  He showed and outlined the plat.  They will have golf cart easement along the roads and will provide a guarantee bond that the roads will be built.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the roadway dedication plat for Desert Color Parkway and Lagoon Parkway and authorize the Mayor to sign.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

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ROADWAY DEDICATION PLAT:

Consider approval of a roadway dedication plat for Lago Vista Drive, Alienta Drive, and Sentieri Vista Drive.

 

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the roadway dedication plat for Lago Vista Drive, Alienta Drive, and Sentieri Vista Drive located at approximately 2080 West and 960 South; zoning is R-1-10 (Single Family Residential 10,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size).  He showed and outlined the plat.  The applicant will not be constructing at this time.

 

City Attorney Shawn Guzman explained Energy Services needs an easement along the future roadways; therefore, The Lakes agreed to dedicate the roadway.  Because they are required to build the roads, he suggested adding a note on the plat to state the developer has the responsibility to build them per the development agreement.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the roadway dedication plat for Lago Vista Drive, Alienta Drive, and Sentieri Vista Drive with the conditions as described by City Attorney Shawn Guzman.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

ROADWAY DEDICATION PLAT:

Consider approval of a roadway dedication plat for Plantations Drive and Alienta Drive.

 

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the roadway dedication plat for Plantations Drive and Alienta Drive located at approximately 2080 West and 960 South; zoning is R-1-10 (Single Family Residential 10,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size).  He showed and outlined the plat. 

 

City Attorney Shawn Guzman added this is a separate agreement with The Lakes.  The entire roadway is subject to the development agreement; the same plat note would be added.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the roadway dedication plat for Plantations Drive and Alienta Drive with the conditions regarding the construction of the roads and the note attached as described by City Attorney Shawn Guzman.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt.

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

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Councilmember Hughes – 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 Desert Color Town Center (Big Shots Golf).

 

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the preliminary plat for a 2-lot commercial subdivision located south of the Southern Parkway, north of Black Mountain Drive, and east of the I-15 Freeway; zoning is PD-C (Planned Development Commercial).  Since the preliminary plat does not have direct access to the public right-of-way, the applicant will need to create an access easement to be able to connect to Black Mountain Drive.  He showed and outlined the preliminary plat.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the preliminary plat for Desert Color Town Center Bigshots Golf.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – 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 Sunbrook Hollow Townhomes.

 

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the preliminary plat for a 48-unit subdivision located at 415 South Dixie Drive; zoning is PD-R (Planned Development Residential).  He showed and outlined the preliminary plat.

 

The Council discussed the roadway and nearby parking. 

 

City Attorney Shawn Guzman commented, if public safety signs off on parking, staff could designate where that parking could be.  The language would have to specify there is no parking allowed on the easement.   

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Bowcutt to approve the preliminary plat for Sunbrook Hollow Townhomes subject to language regarding the easement and to make sure the turnaround is built as part of the phase. 

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – nay

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – nay

Mayor Pike – aye

         

The motion carried.

 

PRELIMINARY PLAT:

Consider approval of the preliminary plat for Webb Acres.

 

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the preliminary plat for a 12-unit residential subdivision located at 3210 East and Seegmiller Drive; zoning is R-1-10 (Single Family Residential 10,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size).  He showed and outlined the preliminary plat.  Lot 1 will have a portion of the lot that will not be allowed to build a structure as there is an equestrian buffer.  

 

A discussion took place regarding the equestrian buffer.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the preliminary plat Webb Acres with the condition that staff work with the applicant and internally resolving the equestrian buffer.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – 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 asked about Art Around the Council moving the art further into the City, away from the downtown area.   Mayor Pike stated he was in favor of the idea.

 

City Attorney Shawn Guzman stated he will work on that and mentioned the pedestrian walkway at City View; putting art pieces there. 

 

ADJOURN:

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

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 Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

 

 

 

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Christina Fernandez, City Recorder