City Council Meeting Minutes

Thursday, January 24,2019
Minutes



     ST. GEORGE CITY COUNCIL MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

JANUARY 24, 2019, 4:00 PM

ADMINISTRATIVE CONFERENCE ROOM

 

PRESENT:                                        

Mayor Jon Pike

Councilmember Jimmie Hughes

Councilmember Joe Bowcutt

Councilmember Ed Baca

City Manager Adam Lenhard

City Attorney Shawn Guzman

City Recorder Christina Fernandez

 

EXCUSED:

Councilmember Michele Randall

Councilmember Bette Arial

 

OPENING:

Mayor Pike called the meeting to order and welcomed all in attendance.  The invocation was offered by Leisure Services Director Shane McAffee and The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Scouts.

         

DISCUSSION REGARDING C-PACE (COMMERCIAL PROPERTY ASSESSED CLEAN ENERGY):

Shawna Cuan with the Governor’s Office of Energy Development, who attended the meeting via telephone, provided and outlined a handout covering the following topics:  What is C-PACE?; Goal; How it works; Assessment features; Eligible properties; Eligible improvements; The City’s role; and current participating areas.

 

After being asked by City Attorney Shawn Guzman, Ms. Cuan explained if the City were to go with the first option and the owner refinances or if there is a change in ownership, they will manage that.  The City would not need to be involved at that point.  She added that a downside is that a number of cities are instituting renewable energy targets; they are not in a position to provide a custom program adding in mandates on what can be financed.

 

The consensus of the Council is to move forward.

 

UPDATE REGARDING SOLAR PROJECTS AND CONTINUATION OF THE BONANZA CONTRACT:

Energy Services Director Laurie Mangum provided and outlined a handout regarding solar projects and the extension of the Bonanza contract.

 

DISCUSSION AND CONSIDERATION OF AWARD OF BID FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER FEASIBILITY STUDY:

City Manager Adam Lenhard explained there has been a lot of talk regarding a proposed performing arts center.  A feasibility study was done in 2013; staff recommends picking up where that study left off.  The study would look at three (3) different possible sites.  He recommended having Webb Management perform the study as they did the previous one.   

 

 

St. George City Council Minutes

January 24, 2019

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MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Baca to award the bid for the performing arts center feasibility study up to $70,000.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

REPORTS FROM THE MAYOR, COUNCILMEMBERS, AND CITY MANAGER:

Councilmember Hughes noted that the Friends of SwitchPoint has resolved the title issue with Riverwalk. 

 

Councilmember Baca reported on recent board meetings he attended.

 

Mayor Pike asked the Council if they would be willing to host the Field of Flags at Town Square in June; they were in favor.   City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised the City co-sponsored the event.

 

ADJOURN TO A CLOSED SESSION:

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Bowcutt to adjourn to a closed session to discuss litigation.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Hughes.

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.

 

ADJOURN:

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

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Hughes.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

                            

 

 

 

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Christina Fernandez, City Recorder