ST. GEORGE CITY COUNCIL MINUTES
JANUARY 10, 2019, 4:00 PM
ADMINISTRATIVE CONFERENCE ROOM
Mayor Jon Pike
Councilmember Jimmie Hughes
Councilmember Michele Randall
Councilmember Joe Bowcutt
Councilmember Bette Arial
Councilmember Ed Baca
City Manager Adam Lenhard
City Attorney Shawn Guzman
City Recorder Christina Fernandez
Mayor Pike called the meeting to order and welcomed all in attendance. The invocation was offered by City Manager Adam Lenhard and The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Administrative Services Director Trevor Coombs.
DISCUSSION REGARDING TEMPORARY TRAFFIC CONTROL MEASURES AT 1450 SOUTH AND 3000 EAST:
City Manager Adam Lenhard explained there is construction going on at this intersection in preparation to install the traffic signal. As this will potentially create additional traffic issues, he proposes to have a 3-way stop until installation of the traffic signal is complete; it will be approximately 1-2 weeks. He noted that staff has been working with Washington City to have 3650 South to line up with 1450 South, making a 4-way intersection.
UPDATE FROM UTAH LEAGUE OF CITIES AND TOWNS:
Mayor Pike introduced Cameron Diehl and Rachel Otto with Utah Leagues of Cities and Towns, who do a lot of lobbying for the League. They met with Mayors, City Managers and local Legislators recently to talk about pre-legislative session issues.
Mr. Diehl thanked the City for their support and Mayor Pike’s time and efforts. Because of City staff, St. George is heard at the State Capitol. He mentioned that a large variety of issues will be considered during this year’s legislative session after which he updated the Council regarding them, and the Council discussed tax policy and transportation items. He asked the Council to keep engaged with the League and their legislators.
Mayor Pike mentioned that the Legislative Policy Committee meets weekly on Mondays at noon. He explained the City has four (4) votes; therefore, he invited the Council to attend either in person, or online to provide input and vote.
Ms. Otto provided updates regarding, and the Council discussed housing items.
Mayor Pike mentioned three (3) pillars the League will focus on – respect, collaboration, and outcomes.
DISCUSSION REGARDING CONSTRUCTION STANDARDS:
Water Services Director Scott Taylor provided a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: WWTP Expansion Phase I; Little Valley pump station /3000 East
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waterline upsize project; 1955 cast iron pipeline replacement; sewer outfall rehabilitation project; construction standards; summary of proposed changes; and looped lines/dead-end lines.
Mayor Pike called for a short recess.
DISCUSSION REGARDING THE SIGN ORDINANCE:
The Council discussed their concerns and proposed changes to the City’s sign ordinance, some of which include off premise commercial signs; “flutter signs”; and types of signs. They would like staff to get input from the Chamber of Commerce and commercial boards.
REPORTS FROM THE MAYOR, COUNCILMEMBERS, AND CITY MANAGER:
Mayor Pike mentioned that Zion National Park asked for another $4,400 to keep the Park open until January 16th. The consensus of the Council is to help. He spoke about the Cairn Symposium; they are requesting the City to sponsor. The Council agreed to approach the County to see if they would share in the requested $50,000; they feel comfortable with $25,000.
Shirlayne Quayle explained the symposium.
Councilmember Arial mentioned a recent meeting she attended regarding tourism.
ADJOURN TO A CLOSED SESSION:
MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bowcutt to adjourn to a closed session to discuss potential property purchase.
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.
Reverend Alex Wilkie provided a closing prayer.
Christina Fernandez, City Recorder