City Council Agenda
City Council Meeting Agenda

Thursday, June 6,2019

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NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL

OF THE CITY OF ST. GEORGE,

WASHINGTON COUNTY, UTAH

 

Public Notice

 

Public notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of St. George, Washington County, Utah, will hold a regular meeting in the City Council Chambers, 175 East 200 North, St. George, Utah, on Thursday, June 6, 2019 commencing at 5:00 p.m.

 

The agenda for the meeting is as follows:

 

Call to Order                                                                                                           

Invocation

Flag Salute

 

1.            Comments from the public.

 

The Open Comment Period provides an opportunity to address the Mayor and City Council regarding concerns or ideas on any topic.  To be considerate of everyone at this meeting, public comment will be limited to three minutes per person.  Participants are to state their names for the record.  Comments, which cannot be made within these limits, should be submitted in writing to the City Recorder at christina.fernandez@sgcity.org.

 

The Mayor and City Council encourage civil discourse for everyone who participates in the meeting.

 

Comments pertaining to an agenda item that includes a public hearing or public input should be given as that item is being discussed during the meeting.

 

2.            Consent Calendar.

 

a.            Consider approval of a Professional Services Agreement with West Coast Code Consultants Inc. for plan review services for the Building Department.

 

BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The City utilizes three consultants for building and structural review for commercial building permits. This is a year-long Agreement that will enable the Building Department to send construction plans to Calder Richards, for its professional review and opinion, to ensure that the plans submitted by a developer comply with the Building Code.  These professional plan reviews enable City to process building permit applications more quickly.  The Building Department can elect to send a full set of plans for review by the consultant, or a structural review only.  Staff recommends approval.

 

 

 

b.            Consider approval of a Professional Services Agreement with Calder Richards Consulting Engineers, LLC for plan review services for the Building Department.

 

BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The City utilizes three consultants for building and structural review for commercial building permits. This is a year-long Agreement that will enable the Building Department to send construction plans to Calder Richards, for its professional review and opinion, to ensure that the plans submitted by a developer comply with the Building Code.  These professional plan reviews enable City to process building permit applications more quickly.  The Building Department can elect to send a full set of plans for review by the consultant, or a structural review only.  Staff recommends approval.

 

c.            Consider approval of a Professional Services Agreement with Sunrise Engineering for plan review and inspection services for the Building Department.

 

BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The City utilizes three consultants for building and structural review for commercial building permits. This is a year-long Agreement that will enable the Building Department to send construction plans to Calder Richards, for its professional review and opinion, to ensure that the plans submitted by a developer comply with the Building Code.  These professional plan reviews enable City to process building permit applications more quickly.  The Building Department can elect to send a full set of plans for review by the consultant, or a structural review only.  Staff recommends approval.

 

d.            Consider approval of an agreement with the State of Utah Aeronautical Operations Division for the Federal Grant AIP 30.

 

BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  With each federal grant, an agreement with the State is needed in order to disperse the reimbursement funds from the grant. This agreement provides the means for the State to receive the funds from FAA and to disperse the funds to the City for reimbursement of costs.  Staff recommends approval.

 

e.            Consider approval of a Reimbursement Agreement with the Washington County Flood Control Authority for sediment and debris removal from the Santa Clara River, upstream of the Sunbrook Golf Course maintenance crossing on the Santa Clara River.

 

BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This agreement with the Washington County Flood Control Authority is for reimbursement of costs to remove sediment and debris from the Santa Clara River upstream of the Sunbrook Golf Course Maintenance crossing on the Santa Clara River.  Staff recommends approval.

 

 

 

f.             Consider approval of a Reimbursement Agreement with the Washington County Flood Control Authority for improvements along the Virgin River near the Blackberry Court subdivision.

 

BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This agreement with the Washington County Flood Control Authority is for reimbursement of costs including land acquisition, flood control easement, environmental mitigation, and engineering and permitting, associated with flood control improvements along the Virgin River near the Blackberry Court subdivision.  This agreement does not pay for the cost of equipment personnel and materials to install flood protection improvements incurred by property owners in the vicinity.  Staff recommends approval.

 

g.            Consider approval of a Reimbursement Agreement for the White Dome Tank grading project with the Nature Conservancy District and an Amendment of Easement No. 1544.

 

BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The City obtained an easement from SITLA for the White Dome water tank and pipeline/access road.  As part of the easement agreement, the City was required to fence the entire tank site and pipeline/access road.  The City has recently graded the tank pad and access road.  Fencing the pipeline/access road would interfere with the trail system in the area, cutting off access to some of the established trails.  Instead of fencing the pipelne/access road, the City will reimburse the Nature Conservancy District for some improvements that have been made to the trail.  Staff recommends approval as this will save the City approximately $50,000 in fencing and does not negatively impact the waterline/access road.

 

h.            Consider approval of a Reimbursement Agreement with Quality Excavation for the installation of a waterline through the White Sands Subdivision Phase 6&7.

 

BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  A 16" diameter waterline is required in the near future for the White Dome Tank.  We have requested that the pipeline be installed as part of construction of the subdivision to eliminate the need of cutting and patching the streets soon.   Staff recommends approval.

 

i.             Consider approval of a purchase and sale agreement with Dino X LLC for the purchase of an easement needed for the installation of a traffic signal at Dinosaur Crossing and Mall Drive.

 

BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This agreement between the city and Dino X LLC is for the purchase of an easement necessary for the installation of a signal at the intersection of Dinosaur Crossing and Mall Drive.  Staff recommends approval.

 

j.             Consider approval of the financial report for April 2019.

 

BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  As of April 30, 2019, the City has completed ten months or 83.33% of the fiscal year.  The General Fund Revenues are at 79.21% or $58,516,501 of the budget.  The General Fund Expenditures are at 72.65% or $53,969,962 of the budget.  Departments continue to do well to stay within their budget, so thank you to the departments and their management.  Staff recommends approval.

 

k.            Consider approval of the minutes from the meetings held on April 18, 2019; May 2, 2019; May 9, 2019; May 16, 2019; May 23, 2019; and May 30, 2019.

 

3.            Public hearing to receive citizen input concerning the proposed Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Budget.

 

BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The City's Preliminary Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Budget was presented May 2, 2019 and has been available on the City's website and at the City Recorder's Office.  State Law requires the City to have at least one public hearing to receive citizen input before formally adopting the City's final annual fiscal budget, and also requires the budget be adopted on or before June 22nd.  The City will have two public hearings to take citizen input.  This is the first hearing and the second hearing will be on June 20, 2019.  No action is needed during the June 6, 2019 public hearing.  Official action to adopt the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Budget will be requested during the June 20, 2019 public hearing.

 

4.            Public hearing to review and take public comment regarding the proposed transfers from Enterprise (Business-type) Funds to Other Funds included in the recommended fiscal year 2019-2020 budget.

 

BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  General Fund provides administrative and overhead services to the enterprise (business-type) funds. These services include utility billing, payment collection, and customer service functions, as well as indirect costs for human resources, legal, technology, fleet maintenance, and other administrative services.  If these functions were not provided by the General Fund, the enterprise funds would need to hire additional employees and pay the direct personnel, materials and supplies, and equipment costs and/or hire consultants and pay their fees.  No action is required.

 

5.            Public hearing to review and take public comment regarding non-reciprocal transfers for unbilled utility services from the Electric, Water, and Sewer Funds to other City Funds.

 

BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The City of St. George has funds that operate as business-type funds, providing water, energy, and sewer collection and treatment services to customers and charging fees based upon consumption (usage) at rates established by the St. George City Council. Most city-owned facilities are charged for these services, but some services are provided at no cost to the City.   No action is required.

 

6.            Public hearing to consider the City's application for funding from the Utah Permanent Community Impact Fund Board (CIB) for the St. George Campus Expansion Project.

 

BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This is a public hearing to consider the City's application for funding from the Utah Permanent Community Impact Fund Board (CIB) for the St. George Campus Expansion Project.  This public hearing is required for the City's application to the CIB to fund Phase 2 (City Hall Expansion) $3.7 million and phase 3 (Police Building Expansion) $7.1 million ($11 million total) with a low interest 2.5% loan.  If the City's proposal is accepted by the CIB, the terms of the loan will come back to the City Council for approval prior to receiving funding later this summer or early fall.  Staff recommends approval of the CIB bond to be issued to the Municipal Building Authority (MBA) as the official applicant.  This will be as a Lease Revenue Bond and that the City will make an annual lease payment to the MBA until the bond is paid off.

 

7.            Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance vacating a public utilities and drainage easement located at approximately 1950 West Canyon View Drive.

 

BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This request is to consider vacating public utilities and drainage easements that are located at approximately 1950 West Canyon View Drive as a new development for The Vue at Green Valley is being proposed and these easements are being relocated with the development of the project; zoning is PD-R.  Staff and the Joint Utility Committee recommended approval.

 

8.            Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance amending the final subdivision plat for Lot 5 & 6, Canyon View Ridge Subdivision at Sunbrook Phase 1 by merging said lots together into one lot and vacating the public utilities and drainage easement between said lots.

 

BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This request is to consider an amended final subdivision plat that is located at approximately 50 North Emeraud Dr. and is being amended by merging Lot 5 & 6 together into one Lot and vacating the public utilities and drainage easement located between said lots; zoning is PD-R.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.

 

9.            Public hearing and consideration to change the street name of "Tech Ridge Drive" to "Tech Ridge Parkway" and to change the street name of "Cliff View Drive" to "Tech Ridge Drive".

 

BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This request is to change the street name of "Tech Ridge Drive" to "Tech Ridge Parkway" and to change the street name of "Cliff View Drive" to "Tech Ridge Drive."  The proposed Tech Ridge Parkway is located at the west end of St. George Blvd and runs Southerly across the old airport; the proposed Tech Ridge Drive is located in front of the Dixie Technical College and Inn on the Cliff.  City staff and the adjoining property owners approve these street name changes.  The adjoining property owners have all signed the consent form.  The adjoining property owners are Dixie Technical College, Innovative Property Holdings, LLC, and Tech Ridge, LLC.

 

10.        Consideration of an ordinance amending the general plan from FP (Flood Plain) and MDR (Medium Density Residential) to COM (Commercial) on approximately 2.85 acres and MDR (Medium Density Residential) on approximately 6.72 acres generally located west of River Road near the intersection of 2800 South Street and River Road.

 

BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The applicant is requesting to amend the General Plan from FP (Flood Plain) and MDR (Medium Density Residential) to COM (Commercial) on approximately 2.85 acres and MDR (Medium Density Residential) on approximately 6.72 acres.  The Planning Commission recommended approval for the MDR and not the COM.

 

11.        Consider approval of an ordinance amending Title 10, Chapter 8, Section 6 of the City Code.

 

BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This amendment would allow for storage rental units in the Commercial Planned Development zones. This ordinance is similar to the temporary storage unit ordinance that was created in 2017 but has expired.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.

 

12.        Consider approval of a conditional use permit to allow 'Red Head Support Services' to operate at 1145 West 1250 North.

 

BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The applicant is requesting to operate a Day Care facility for people with special needs, ages ranging from 12 to 50 years. There will be up to 15 clients at one time. The location will also be used for office space. This is in the M-1 (Manufacturing) zone.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.

 

13.        Consider approval of a conditional use permit to allow construction of an approximate 20'-8 5/8" high RV garage on lot 135 in the Meadow Valley Farms Phase 11 subdivision.

 

BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The applicant is requesting to construct a detached residential RV Garage; the height will exceed the allowable building height of fifteen feet (15’), unless a conditional use permit is granted for a greater height. The property is located on the corner of 3770 South and Bentley Road and is zoned A-1 (Agricultural 40,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size).  The Planning Commission recommended approval.

 

14.        Consider approval of a conditional use permit to allow construction of an approximate 18'9" high RV garage on lot 10 in the Reserve at River Hollow Phase 1 subdivision.

 

BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The applicant is requesting to construct a detached residential RV Garage; the height will exceed the allowable building height of fifteen feet (15’), unless a conditional use permit is granted for a greater height.  The property is located on the corner of 1240 South and 2670 East and is zoned RE-20 (Residential Estates 20,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size). The Planning Commission recommended approval.

 

15.        Consider approval of the preliminary plat for Ranches of Little Valley.

 

BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This is the preliminary plat is for Ranches of Little Valley, a 4-lot residential subdivision located on 3670 South Street, east of Bentley Road; zoning is A-1 (Agricultural, minimum lot size 40,000 square feet).  All lots will be over 40,000 sq. ft.  The developer will be finishing the north side of 3670 South with curb, gutter, and sidewalk.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.

 

16.        Consider approval of the final subdivision plat for Aspen Estates Phase 7.

 

BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This is the final subdivision plat for Aspen Estates Phase 7, a 13-lot residential subdivision located at 2930 South Street and 3210 East Street; zoning is R-1-8.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.

 

17.        Set date for public comment regarding the sale of a significant parcel of real property by the City.

 

BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  Per City Ordinances 1-13-1, et seq., set the date, time, and place for public comment on the City sale of a significant parcel of real property with an estimated fair market value over $500,000. The property is located at approximately 120 E and Crosby Way, Parcel No. SG-COF-1-4-ERD.  Staff recommends setting the public hearing to take public comment at the next regularly scheduled city council meeting on June 20, 2019 and to authorize City Recorder Christina Fernandez to post notice at the City offices identifying the time, date, location, and purpose of the public meeting.

 

18.        Appointments to Boards and Commissions of the City.

 

19.        Reports from Mayor, Councilmembers, and City Manager.

 

20.        Request a closed session to discuss litigation, property acquisition or sale or the character and professional competence or physical or mental health of an individual.

 

21.        Adjourn.

 

 

 

 

________________________________              ______________________________

Christina Fernandez, City Recorder                    Date

 

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