City Council Minutes
City Council Meeting Minutes

Thursday, January 17,2019



ST. GEORGE CITY COUNCIL MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

JANUARY 17, 2019, 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 Manager Adam Lenhard

Deputy City Attorney Paula Houston

City Recorder Christina Fernandez

 

OPENING:   

Mayor Pike called the meeting to order and welcomed all in attendance.  The invocation was offered by Pastor Jimi Kestin and The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Councilmember Randall.

 

Mayor Pike read proclamations proclaiming: February 2 – February 9, 2019 as Assistance League® of Southern Utah Week; January 31st as Free and Accepted Mason Day; and January 21, 2019 as Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

 

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

 

2f. Consider approval of a Lease Agreement between Gather at Town Square and the City for the Andrus home at 164 West 100 South.

 

3.  Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance amending the PD-C (Planned Development Commercial) zone for Sun River Commons Phase 3 commercial subdivision to develop a professional office building on 1.43 acres.

 

CONSENT CALENDAR:

a.  Consider award of bid to Interstate Rock Products for the 1450 South/3000 East traffic signal project.

 

b.   Consider award of bid to Feller Enterprises for the 2450 South/3000 East traffic signal project.

 

c.   Consider award of bid to Feller Enterprises for the 2000 South/3000 East traffic signal project.

 

d.   Consider award of bid to Progressive Contracting for the Medical Center Drive/Foremaster Drive traffic signal project.

 

e.   Consider approval of an Airport Hangar Lease with Dennis Malloy for Lot #210.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve items 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 Randall – aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

PUBLIC HEARING/RESOLUTION/AMEND THE FISCAL YEAR 2018-19 BUDGET:

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 amendment to the Fiscal Year 2018-19 Budget as follows: 1) To increase the approved budget for new scoreboards at the SHAC from $8,000 to $17,200 due to a grant from the Washington County School District to improve the scoreboard which is also used by them for high school swim meets; 2) To replace a copier machine at the Art Museum which was damaged beyond repair due to a power surge caused by a direct lightning strike at the Art Museum in August 2018; 3) To replace the UV sanitation system for the leisure pool at the SHAC which unexpectedly broke down and is not repairable.  Savings realized on other approved improvement and equipment projects will be used as the funding source to replace the UV system;    4) To increase the approved budget for the new clubhouse at Red Hills Golf from $700,000 to $897,000 as the bids were higher than projected, and additional site-testing and preparation costs of $18,000 also need to be added to the budget. The Economic Development Fund is the funding source for the construction costs of the new clubhouse; 5) To increase Professional Fees for instructors for youth classes at the Recreation Center and also increase associated budgeted revenues due to increased participation in youth classes (tumbling, karate, dance, pottery, etc.);     6) To replace a 2005 mower which broke down and could not be repaired. Requested budget increase represents net funds needed after re-allocating $12,000 of unused budgeted funds towards the replacement mower; 7) To budget for the Snake Hollow Bicycle Park Grand opening event expenses which is partially funded by sales of t-shirts and hats at both the event and currently at the Recreation Center; 8) To increase the budget for the airport parking lot expansion project from $680,000 to $786,000 to add lighting and wiring for future security cameras. Proceeds from refinancing the 2009 Airport Bonds will be used as the funding source of the additional expenditures; 9) To create a new CDBG Administrator position in the Development Services Dept. and bring the program's administration in-house instead of outsourcing the responsibilities. The new position will be funded by the CDBG grant via a reduction of consultant fees in the CDBG Fund's budget. Position will also assist with Planning.  Budget increase represents approximately 5 months of salaries and benefits as position is anticipated to begin end of January 2019; 10) Remove funding budgeted to hire a consultant to perform an employee compensation study as the analysis was prepared in-house instead; 11) To budget for the re-organization of the Development Services and Engineering departments; 12) To budget for actual annual employee market and merit increases effective in December 2018 as compared to estimated budgeted increases for General Fund departments; 13) To budget for actual annual employee market and merit increases effective in December 2018 as compared to estimated budgeted increases for Enterprise and Other Fund departments; 14) To budget for wayfinding signs which provide directions and promote the art-related vendors, venues, landmarks, attractions, and public parking in the downtown area.  Funding is from unused proceeds from the RAP tax bond;  15) To increase the existing budget for the Virgin River Trail North - Riverside (Fossil Falls to Millcreek Generation Facility) from $500,000 to $1.5 million and recognize a $500,000 Active Transportation grant from UDOT and a $500,000 contribution from Washington County as matches to the City's funding with our RAP taxes; 16) To budget for a new Utility Specialist Arborist position specifically trained for vegetation management around power lines and other energy equipment and facilities; 17) To increase the Traffic Signals budget for the cost to install a traffic signal arm and equipment at the Red Hills Parkway and I-15 Underpass while the road is being constructed. The City has an agreement with the developer constructing the road, whereby the developer will reimburse the City for the materials and installation costs; 18) To budget for the purchase of property located on south Main Street as authorized by City Council; 19) To budget for the City's match paid to UDOT for the River Rd bridge and road widening project from Riverside Drive to 1450 South.  The payment was included in the prior year's budget but did not occur until the current year; 20) To budget for a feasibility study and site analysis of a Performing Arts Center; and 21) To increase the existing budget for Phase 2 of the Snake Hollow Bicycle Skills Park to add parking lot improvements for $400,000 and also add a National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) Loop system for $200,000 to accommodate statewide student athlete events; and to also recognize Washington County's contribution of $600,000 to fund both projects.

 

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 resolution amending the Fiscal Year 2018-19 Budget.

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

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

PUBLIC HEARING/ORDINANCE/ZONE CHANGE:

Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance changing the zone from M-G (Mining and Grazing) to R-1-10 (Single Family Residential 10,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size) on approximately 15.31 acres for a future residential subdivision to be known as Tonaquint Ridge.

 

Planner Carol Davidson presented the request to rezone approximately 17.77 acres M-G to R-1-10 for the purpose of developing residential units on property generally located west of the existing Curly Hollow Drive.   This zone change request is in harmony with the Low Density Residential (LDR) General Plan land use designation.  She provided a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: aerial map; general plan map; zoning map.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.  She indicated that the developer would be required to extend the road. 

 

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 changing the zone from M-G to R-1-10 on approximately 15.31 acres for a future residential subdivision to be known as Tonaquint Ridge.

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.

 

CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT:

Consider approval of a conditional use permit for Humble Bee Tattoo located at 763 North 3050 East Street; zoning is C-3 (General Commercial).

 

Community Development Director John Willis presented the request to operate a Body Art Facility (Tattoo Studio) and Fine Art Gallery at 763 North 3050 East.  The property is located in a C-3 zoning district, which a tattoo establishment is CUP in that zone.  He provided a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: permitted uses; aerial photos; general standards for approval of conditional uses; letter from Health Department; street view photos; floor plan; and title map.  The Planning Commission recommended approval with conditions and findings which are listed on the staff report.  They propose to be open from 12:00 – 9:00 pm.

 

Applicant Jason Workman mentioned they will be a drug/alcohol free establishment.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the conditional use permit for Humble Bee Tattoo located at 763 North 3050 East.

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.

 

FINAL PLAT:

Consider approval of a final subdivision plat for Entrada at Snow Canyon 'Chaco West' Phase 3B.

 

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the final plat for Entrada at Snow Canyon ‘Chaco West’ Phase 3B, a 1-lot residential subdivision located at approximately 2485 North, Kiva Trail; zoning is PD-R (Planned Development Residential 5,000 SQ/FT minimum lot size).  He showed and outlined the final plat.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the final plat for Entrada at Snow Canyon ‘Chaco West’ Phase 3B.

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.

 

FINAL PLAT:

Consider approval of a final subdivision plat for Auburn Hills Phase 1.

 

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the final plat for Auburn Hills Phase 1, a 122-lot residential subdivision that is located in the Desert Color Development; zoning is PD-R (Planned Development Residential 5,000 SQ/FT minimum lot size).  He showed and outlined the final plat.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the final plat for Auburn Hills Phase 1.

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.

 

BOUNDARY LINE ADJUSTMENT/RESOLUTION:

Consider approval of a resolution declaring the intent to consider adjusting a common municipal boundary line with the City of Santa Clara.

 

Community Development Director John Willis presented the request to adjust the boundary line between Santa Clara and St. George.  He showed a map outlining the proposed boundary line adjustment.  If approved, state law requires a public hearing no less than 60 days after the adoption of the resolution.  Santa Clara approved a resolution of intent to consider the boundary line adjustment on January 9, 2019.  The adjustment would not become effective until each municipality has adopted and ordinance accepting the proposal.  This is being requested due to utility constraints in St. George.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial  to approve the resolution declaring the intent to consider adjusting a common municipal boundary line with the City of Santa Clara.

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.

APPOINTMENTS:

Mayor Pike recommended appointing Ron Woodbury to the Arts Commission. 

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to appoint Ron Woodbury to the Arts Commission.

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.

 

Mayor Pike recommended appointing Jane Fehrenbacker to the St. George Housing Authority. 

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes Jane Fehrenbacker to the St. George Housing Authority. 

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.

 

HILLSIDE DEVELOPMENT PERMIT and PRELIMINARY PLAT:

Consider approval of a hillside development permit to allow development of a proposed 45-lot residential development to be known as Teakwood.

 

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the request for a Hillside Development Permit to develop a 45-lot residential subdivision located at approximately 3400 East Crimson Ridge Drive.  He provided a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: vicinity map; photos of the site; plans; slope map; . The Hillside Board and Planning Commission recommended approval.

 

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Bowcutt to approve the hillside development permit to allow development of a proposed 45-lot residential development to be known as Teakwood.

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.

 

PRELIMINARY PLAT:

Consider approval of the preliminary plat for Teakwood.

 

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the preliminary plat for Teakwood, a 45-lot residential subdivision located east of Marblewood Drive; zoning is R-1-8 (Single Family Residential 8,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size).  He showed and outlined the preliminary plat.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the preliminary plat for Teakwood.

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.

 

HILLSIDE DEVELOPMENT PERMIT and PRELIMINARY PLAT:

Consider approval of a hillside development permit to allow development of a proposed 25-lot residential development to be known as Juniper Cove.

 

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the request for a Hillside Development Permit to develop a 25-lot residential subdivision located at approximately 3340 Maple Mountain Drive.  He provided a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: vicinity map; zoning map; photos of the site; and slope map.  The Hillside Board and Planning Commission recommended approval.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the hillside development permit to allow development of a proposed 25-lot residential development to be known as Juniper Cove.

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.

 

PRELIMINARY PLAT:

Consider approval of the preliminary plat for Juniper Cove.

 

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the preliminary plat for Juniper Cove, a 25-lot residential subdivision located south of Maple Mountain Drive and west of Marblewood Drive; zoning is R-1-8 (Single Family Residential 8,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size).  He showed and outlined the preliminary plat.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the preliminary plat for Juniper Cove.

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.

 

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, a 15-lot residential subdivision located west of Northgate Peaks Drive and east of the Winchester Development; 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 amended 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.

 

AMENDMENT NO. 5 TO THE PURCHASE AND OPTION AGREEMENT WITH TECH RIDGE, LLC.

Consider approval of Amendment No. 5 to the Purchase and Option Agreement with Tech Ridge, LLC.

 

City Manager Adam Lenhard advised this item it to extend the deadline for the execution of the Tech Ridge Development Agreement.  They are on track to get the development agreement approved.  Due to the nature of the project, staff has been very involved and meets with the developers weekly.

 

Support Services Director Marc Mortensen provided an update on the project.

Mayor Pike noted the extension is to March 31, 2019.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve to Amendment No. 5 to the Purchase and Option Agreement with Tech Ridge, LLC.

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:

Councilmember Hughes reported on the Housing Authority meeting he recently attended. 

 

Mayor Pike spoke about the DTEC meeting he and Councilmember Hughes attended recently.  They discussed the 4th quarter percent sales tax.  The County notified the commission that they would impose that tax if a majority of the cities pass  resolutions supporting the tax.

 

Councilmember Baca mentioned the Air Quality Board met this morning; they are looking at a mission statement.

 

Mayor Pike reminded the Council about the next couple City Council meetings.

 

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