ST. GEORGE CITY COUNCIL MINUTES
DECEMBER 7, 2018, 11:30 AM
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Mayor Jon Pike
Councilmember Jimmie Hughes
Councilmember Michele Randall
Councilmember Joe Bowcutt
Councilmember Bette Arial
Councilmember Ed Baca
City Manager Adam Lenhard
Financial Planning and Budget Manager Deanna Brklacich
Support Services Director Marc Mortensen
Leisure Services Director Shane McAffee
Police Chief Richard Farnsworth
Community Development Director John Willis
Fire Chief Robert Stoker
Human Resources Director Sharon Hokanson
Energy Services Director Laurie Mangum
City Attorney Shawn Guzman
Communications and Marketing Director David Cordero
Water Services Director Scott Taylor
Public Works Director Cameron Cutler
Administrative Services Director Trevor Coombs
City Recorder Christina Fernandez
Assistant Budget Manager Chad Moultrie
Mayor Pike called the meeting to order and welcomed all in attendance. The invocation was offered by Councilmember Michele Randall and The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Councilmember Bowcutt.
Speaker Deven Macdonald provided a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: Professional and Personable Service (…and doing it at a Team); Why do business Differently?; Definition of Service Culture; A Service Culture Starts at the Top; Hire and Develop the right People; Bet on Your People; Make Your Culture Your Brand; and Doing it All Right.
The Council took a brief recess.
DISCUSSION REGARDING THE FISCAL YEAR 2019-2020 BUDGET.
The Council discussed their priorities for the upcoming budget year. Some of their priorities and projects include: busy roads, traffic signals, and transit; need for new police vehicles; uses and improvements at the SunBowl; park upgrades; performing arts center; fire station #9; general plan update; city buildings expansion; and the scar on the hill.
St. George City Council Minutes
December 7, 2018
David Cordero provided and outlined a public relations plan for the airport runway project after which Public Works Director Cameron Cutler provided an update on the timeline for the project.
City Manager Adam Lenhard noted that staff has been thinking about and discussing bold, visionary-type items; he asked the Council to be thinking about their ideas for the future. Come of the items on his list include: water conservation; Main Street as a pedestrian plaza; a St. George foundation; updating the City’s strategic plan; communications; the northern corridor; and open space conservation.
Mayor Pike briefly spoke about the cost for vote by mail.
MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to adjourn.
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.
Christina Fernandez, City Recorder