City Council Minutes
City Council Meeting Minutes

Thursday, January 3,2019



ST. GEORGE CITY COUNCIL MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

JANUARY 3, 2019, 5:00 PM

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

 

PRESENT:                                        

Mayor Jon Pike

Councilmember Jimmie Hughes

Councilmember Joe Bowcutt

Councilmember Bette Arial

Councilmember Ed Baca

City Manager Adam Lenhard

City Attorney Shawn Guzman

City Recorder Christina Fernandez

 

EXCUSED:

Councilmember Michele Randall

 

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 Mayor Pike.

 

City Manager Adam Lenhard advised the following items will not be heard:

 

2l.  Consider approval of a local consent for a single event permit for St. George Beverage's Silver Reef Brewing Company Super Bowl Party on February 1st, 2nd and 3rd of 2019.  This is a fundraising event for SwitchPoint.

 

9.  Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance amending the Stone Cliff PD-R (Planned Development Residential) zone to expand the overall development to allow new single family lots in the subdivision.

 

10. Consider a hillside permit to allow for the development of a proposed single family residential subdivision as an expansion of the existing Stone Cliff PD-R (Planned Development Residential) development.  The site is located on approximately 26.28 acres and is immediately adjacent to 1450 South Street.

 

COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC:

Resident Calvin Hoggard spoke about his concerns regarding the intersection of 1450 South and 3000 East.

 

Mayor Pike mentioned that a signal is already planned for that intersection and should be installed shortly. 

 

Resident Robert Jay Anderson stated that he is concerned with traffic from the Stone Cliff property as it is proposed to be developed.  He feels there will be loss of property values and safety issues with the traffic.  Additionally, he requested to see additional plans.  

 

 

 

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Resident Mike Hudson commented he looked at the Council packet pertaining to the Stone Cliff item.   He mentioned that he is concerned with the traffic from the proposed subdivision and stated that he would like to see the cul-de-sac extended on 1540 South to finish the street more appropriately than a “hammerhead”.  Additionally, he asked for a traffic signal at 1450 South and 3000 East.

 

Resident George Ficklin voiced his concern with the traffic to and from the Stone Cliff subdivision.  He asked if accessed can be gained off 1450 South.  He also asked about installing a round-a-bout at the intersection of 1450 South and 3000 East rather than a signal. 

 

Community Development Director John Willis noted the main access is off 1450 South and connects to the existing Stone Cliff around the edge.  He is not aware of a “hammerhead”; however, he showed the stub road. 

 

Public Works Director Cameron Cutler spoke about the request for a round-a-bout rather than a traffic signal. 

 

CONENT CALENDAR:

a.    Consider approval of a Purchase and Sale Agreement for the purchase of a portion of future 2450 South from the Schmutz Enterprises LTD partnership.

 

b.    Consider approval of a Purchase and Sale Agreement for the purchase of a portion of 2450 South.

 

c.    Consider approval of a Cooperative Agreement with UDOT for the Virgin River North Trail Gap project.

 

d.    Consider approval of a Reimbursement Agreement with Quality Excavation for the installation of an irrigation line through Phase 7 of The Arbors.

 

e.    Consider approval of an updated Regional Water Supply Pooling Agreement with the Washington County Water Conservancy District.

 

f.     Consider approval of a change order to a Professional Services Agreement for the Sand Hollow Regional Pipeline Connection Project.

 

g.    Consider approval of a change order to a Professional Services Agreement for the Gunlock Water Treatment Plant Environmental Assessment.

 

h.    Consider award of contract to Doxtek for Enterprise Content Management Services.

 

i.     Consider award of bid to Insituform Technologies, LLC for the 2018 Sewer Relining Project.

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j.     Consider approval to declare items as surplus.

 

k.    Consider approval of an Airport Hangar Lease with Max Jorgensen for Hangar #211.

 

m. Consider approval of the financial report for November, 2018.

 

n.   Consider amending the Net Metering Policy to allow customers to carry over kWh credits on the meter indefinitely.

 

At the request of Councilmember Baca, Water Services Director Scott Taylor outlined the proposed changes to item e, the updated Regional Water Supply Pooling Agreement with the Washington County Water Conservancy District.

 

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.   

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve items on the consent calendar with the exception of item 2l.

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/ADOPT THE UPDATE TO THE WATER CONSERVATION PLAN/RESOLUTION:

Public hearing and consideration of a resolution adopting the update to the Water Conservation Plan.

 

City Manager Adam Lenhard explained the Council approved the water conservation plan update on November 15, 2018; however, along with a public hearing, the plan has to be adopted by resolution.  The action in December did not include a resolution approving the plan.  

 

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 resolution adopting the update to the Water Conservation Plan.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt.

VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a roll call 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.

 

PUBLIC HEARING/AMEND FINAL PLAT FOR CORAL DESERT SUBDIVISION PHASE 2 AMENDED AND EXTENDED:

Public hearing to consider amending the final subdivision plat for "Coral Desert Subdivision Phase 2 Amended and Extended" located at 1450 East Street and approximately 800 South.

 

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the request to consider an Amended Final Subdivision Plat to reduce the size of Lot 2 and add Lots 3 & 4 and to also realign the public roadway.  This is located at 1450 East Street and approximately 800 South; zoning is PD-C (Planned Development Commercial/Manufacturing – all building shall not exceed 50% of the net lot or parcel acreage).  He showed the final plat and outlined the proposed amendments.  The Parks Department was concerned with the location of the proposed trail. 

 

A discussion took place regarding Parks concerns with the trail.  City Attorney Shawn Guzman noted if the trail stays on the west side of the wash, it would provide access to those businesses; however, if the trail is constructed and crosses over to the east side, the City would be saving the developer the cost of installing a sidewalk on one side of the road.  If the developer would be willing to participate in the cost of the trail, staff may consider that.

 

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

 

Councilmember Bowcutt is concerned that there a lot of “ifs”.  He asked if there are so many stipulations, should this item be considered tonight. 

 

Councilmember Hughes commented that he is confident that staff can work this out.

 

After being asked by Councilmember Baca, Mr. Jenkins clarified the location of this request. 

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Baca to approve the amended final plat for Coral Desert Subdivision Phase 2 Amended and Extended with the conditions to resolve the location of the trail as it may adjust the alignment of the road and if the trail moves over to the east side, the developer would participate in the cost. 

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Hughes.

VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a roll call 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.

 

PUBLIC HEARING/VACATE STUB ROADS/ORDINANCE:

Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance vacating the stub roads located off Banded Hills Drive as those turnouts do not line up with the current planned intersections.

 

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the request is to consider vacating the stub roads as shown on the Banded Hills Drive Extended Roadway Dedication Plat as current development plans change the locations.  These stub roads are located at Banded Hills Drive at approximately 3200 East and 3800 South.  He showed the plat and which stub roads are proposed to be abandoned.

 

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 the stub roads located off Banded Hills 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

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

PUBLIC HEARING/AMEND PLANNED DEVELOPMENT COMMERICAL ZONE/ORDINANCE:

Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance amending the PD-C (Planned Development Commercial) zone for Dino Crossing Commercial Center (Smith’s shopping center) to develop Pad G on approximately 0.74 acres.

 

Planner Ray Snyder presented the request to review the proposed site plan, landscape plan, elevations, renderings, colors, and materials for one (1) proposed multi-tenant building on Pad ‘G’.  The property is generally located on Mall Drive, between Riverside Drive and Dinosaur Crossing Drive.  He provided a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: commercial subdivision – reference; overall project site plan (Lot 8); conceptual layout; renderings; height; and colors and materials board.  He noted the development has met and exceeded parking

 

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requirements.  The Planning Commission recommended approval with standard conditions.

 

A discussion took place regarding distances for required parking.

 

Councilmember Baca noted a traffic signal is planned at Dinosaur Crossing and Mall Drive. 

 

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 Planned Development Commercial zone for Dino Crossing Commercial Center for the development of Pad G with the comments and conditions of the Planning Commission.

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/AMEND PLANNED DEVELOPMENT COMMERICAL ZONE/ORDINANCE:

Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance amending the PD-C (Planned Development Commercial) zone for Desert Color Town Center to include the Sullivan Homes Office Building.

 

Planner Carol Davidson explained developers of the Desert Color Town Center Commercial Planned Development would like to add the Sullivan Homes Office Building to this Planned Development located on Black Mountain Drive next to Interstate 15 on 1.07 acres.  The office will have a 5,328 square foot footprint and will be three stories tall; the total square footage of the building will be 15,400 square feet.  She provided a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: aerial map; general plan map; zoning map; site plan; Sullivan building with Big Shots; elevations; materials board; and street view.  The Planning Commission recommended approval with conditions as follows: 

 

Councilmember Arial stepped out.

 

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

 

 

 

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After being asked by Councilmember Bowcutt, Bob Hermandson explained a portion of Black Mountain Drive will be abandoned and will become a parking lot; the utilities will remain.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Bowcutt to approve the ordinance amending the Planned Development Commercial zone for Desert Color Town Center to include Sullivan Homes Office Building with the recommendations of staff.

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 Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE:

Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance changing zone from OS (Open Space) to R-1-10 (Single Family Residential 10,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size) for Maple Estates Phase 6 on 0.16 acres.

 

Planner Ray Snyder explained applicant is requesting R-1-10 in order to accommodate the addition of one (1) lot to the subdivision on property generally located adjacent to Banded Hills Drive and south of Copper Cliff Drive.  He provided a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: map; aerial map; zoning map; and site view.  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 Bowcutt to approve the ordinance changing the zone from Open Space to R-1-10 for Maple Estates Phase 6.

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 Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

Councilmember Arial returned.

 

 

 

 

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BUILDING DESIGN CONCEPTUAL SITE PLAN:

Consider a Building Design and Conceptual Site Plan (BDCSP) for an expansion of Georgetown Condominiums of seven (7) new units.

 

Planner Carol Davidson stated the purpose of this BDCSP is to review the design plans for seven (7) new 4-bedroom units at Georgetown Condominiums located at 175 South 1000 East (east of University and west of freeway) and the property is zoned R-4 (Multi-Family).  The new units will be located on the east side of the development with five (5) units added to the east of the existing north building and two (2) units added to the east of the existing south building.  She provided a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: aerial map; zoning map; location of units; site plan; requirements; building elevations; and materials to match existing buildings.  The Planning Commission recommended approval with  the following conditions:

 

1.    The new buildings meet all setback regulations

2.    Comply with the site plan review

3.    Seven new covered parking spaces are provided

 

Additionally, the Planning Commission suggested the applicant design the exteriors with a more modern blend as to be more compatible with the architecture found nearby.

 

Councilmember Arial commented that she would like the buildings to be nicer than the existing buildings. 

 

City Attorney Shawn Guzman noted that staff worked with this applicant on another project; it turned out really well.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the BDCSP for an expansion of the Georgetown Condominiums. 

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.

 

CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT:

Consider a conditional use permit to allow development of a commercial building for a Climbing Gym on Lot 2 in the Tuscany Commercial Center which will exceed 35 ft. in height.

 

Planner Ray Snyder presented the request for a conditional use permit to build a climbing gym on Lot 2 of the Tuscany Commercial Center.  The applicants propose to

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construct a building for use as a climate controlled in-door rock climbing gym at the northeast corner of 850 North and 2860 East (south of Cal-Ranch). The gym will provide exercise, adventure, and related services such as yoga and fitness classes, a full set of cardio and fitness equipment, after school programs, birthday parties, etc. 

The climbing wall area requires the highest roof at approximately 59’, thus the request.  He provided a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: vicinity map; site views; general plan and zoning maps; site plan; main floor plan; mezzanine floor plan; elevations; renderings; heights; and color and materials board.  The Planning Commission recommended approval with conditions as follows:

 

1.    The location footprint layout, site plan, and the proposed setbacks are recommended for approval as follows.

 

2.    The building heights are recommended to be approved as presented.

 

3.    The architectural designs as presented are recommended for approval.

 

4.    The colors and materials are recommended for approval as presented.

 

5.    Finding pertaining to:  noise, dust, odors, aesthetics, safety, traffic, heights, hours of operation, saturation, maintain character and purpose of zone, and public health.

 

Applicant Jeff Compas spoke about the types of classes they will offer.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Baca to approve the conditional use permit to develop a commercial building for a climbing gym on Lot 2 of the Tuscany Commercial Center.

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.

 

City Manager Adam Lenhard introduced Shirlayne Quayle, the City’s new Economic Development and Housing Director. 

 

Mayor Pike mentioned the City, Washington County, the State of Utah Tourism Department and the Zion National Park Forever Project Foundation have come together in a 4-way split to temporarily keep Zion National Park open for the next week.   Soon there will be no funding to keep it open.  The funds will come from the Economic Development Fund.

 

 

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PRELIMINARY PLAT:

Consider approval of a preliminary plat for Desert Color Town Center Phase 2 at Desert Color.

 

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the preliminary plat for a 1-lot commercial subdivision located at Black Mountain Drive just east of the I-15

Freeway; zoning is PD-C (Planned Development Commercial).  The purpose of this plat is to plat the land for the development of the Sullivan Homes office building; the building will be southwest of the newly platted Big Shots development.  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 Phase 2 at Desert Color. 

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.

 

PRELIMINARY PLAT:

Consider approval of a preliminary plat for GAS Distomo Oil.

 

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the preliminary plat is for a 4-lot commercial subdivision located near the Southern Parkway, Desert Color Parkway, and Black Mountain Drive; zoning is PD-C (Planned Development Commercial).  This project is part of the Desert Color Town Center Planned Development and will allow for four (4) commercial lots.  The lots are proposed to have two (2) restaurants, a gas station and carwash.  There will be two (2) entrances off of Desert Color Parkway for the four (4) lots; the entrances have already been stubbed.  Lots 3 and 4 do not have direct access to the right of way; therefore, an access easement will be needed for these two (2) lots.  The public utility easements for the four lots will be provided within the asphalt parking areas.  He showed and outlined the preliminary plat.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the preliminary plat for GAS Distomo Oil.

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.

 

PRELIMINARY PLAT:

Consider approval of a preliminary plat for The Enclave at Valderra.

 

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the preliminary plat is for a 6-unit subdivision located west of Highway 18, east of Petroglyph Drive and south of The Ledges Golf Course; zoning is PD-R (Planned Development Residential).  This project is part of the Ledges Planned Development and will have six (6) developable residential building pads surrounded by common area.  The common area will include a pool and hot tub that will be available for the residents of this development only.  Since these lots will front common green space, one (1) extra parking space will be required for each lot (10-19-3B6).  There will be a private road that will surround this development and the homes will gain access from this new private road.  If short-term rentals are requested at this location, they will need to be approved with a note placed on the final plat.  He showed and outlined the preliminary plat.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Baca to approve the preliminary plat for The Enclave at Valderra.

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.

 

ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 3, CHAPTER 1 AND 3 OF CITY CODE:

Consider approval of an ordinance amending Title 3 Chapter 1 and 3, General Provisions for Business Licensing and Licensing for Alcoholic Beverages.

 

Deputy City Attorney Paula Houston highlighted the proposed amendments to update City code to reflect changes in the state law.  She noted that these amendments will  also streamline the code and the process which will make it easier for applicants and staff.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the ordinance amending Title 3, Chapter 1 and 3 of City code.

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.

 

REPORTS FROM MAYOR, COUNCILMEMBERS, AND CITY MANAGER:

Mayor Pike noted there a number of board/committee members whose terms have expired.  He suggested advertising for open positions to let members of the public apply for these positions. 

 

City Manager Adam Lenhard the monthly report for the Council will be out shortly.

 

Councilmember Hughes mentioned the recent DTEC meeting he recently attended.

 

Councilmember Arial commented about the arts events that took place during the holidays.   

 

ADJOURN:

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 Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

 

 

 

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Christina Fernandez, City Recorder