City Council Minutes
City Council Meeting Minutes

Thursday, April 18,2019



ST. GEORGE CITY COUNCIL MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

APRIL 18, 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

City Attorney Shawn Guzman

Deputy City Recorder Annette Hansen

 

OPENING:   

Mayor Pike called the meeting to order and welcomed all in attendance. The invocation was offered by Reverend Tom Fiske with the Grace Episcopal Church and The Pledge of Allegiance was led by McKay Clove, a student attending from Dixie High School.

 

Mayor Pike read a proclamation proclaiming April 18, 2019 as Edward E. Hlavka Day and presented him with a Key to the City.  He stated in part that Mr. Hlavka’s sculpture art has had an enormous impact on the reputation of great Art in the City and thanked him for sharing his talents.  Mr. Hlavka addressed the Council and thanked them for the honor and support.

 

Councilmember Randall read a proclamation regarding Arbor Day April 26, 2019 and St. George as a member of Tree City USA.

 

Mayor Pike read a proclamation proclaiming April 22, 2019 as Earth Day and presented it to the Daughters of the American Revolution representative and thanked them for all they do in this regard.

 

Brent Oakden representative for the Utah Local Governments Trust presented the Mayor and Council with and award of honor for the 2018 Trust Accountability Program and praised the City for its outstanding efforts in loss prevention programs.  City Manager Lenhard accepted a check for 10% of the city’s insurance premium and commended Risk Manager Annette Johnson as well as City Attorney Shawn Guzman for all their hard work and effort into making the program such a success.

 

CONSENT CALENDAR:

a.    Consider award of bid to Interstate Rock Products for the Energy Services Substation Maintenance Shop Project.

 

b.    Consider award of bid to Interstate Rock Products for the Thunder Junction Parking Expansion Project.

 

c.    Consider award of bid to Interstate Rock Products for the Bear Claw Poppy Trail Head Project.

 

d.    Consider approval of a change order to the Commerce Drive Road Project to Bowen Collins and Associates.

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e.    Consider approval of a change order to the Storm Drain Master Plan Update Project to Bowen Collins and Associates for Washington Fields Trail and Drainage Corridor Preliminary Design.

 

f.     Consider approval of Amendment No. 1 to City of St George Lease Agreement with Dixie State University for the Dr. Wayne Provost Project to extend the lease of a portion of property owned by the City on the Old Airport hilltop until March 31, 2020.

 

g.    Consider approval of an amended Professional Service Agreement with West Coast Code Consultants (WC3) for structural and plan review.

 

h.    Consider approval of the minutes from the meetings held on December 6, 2018; March 7, 2019; March 21, 2019; March 28, 2019; April 4, 2019 (work meeting); April 4, 2019 (regular meeting); and April 11, 2019.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the consent calendar as presented.

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/AMEND THE FY2018-19 BUDGET/RESOLUTION:

Public hearing and consideration of a resolution to review and approve amendments to the Fiscal Year 2018-19 Budget.

 

Financial Planning and Budget Manager Deanna Brklacich outlined the proposed amendments to the Fiscal Year 2018-19 Budget as follows: 1) To budget for a new grant received from CCJJ for tactical vest ballistic plate replacement and pepperball launcher; 2) To budget for an increase in HIDTA grant funding approved for the purchase of additional surveillance equipment; 3) To budget for an emergency replacement of a water pump station at Southgate Golf Course. The Water Dept. and the General Fund are sharing the expense equally. This budget amount represents the General Fund's portion only with a transfer from the Economic Development Fund as the funding source (the Water Dept. can fund and absorb their share of the project into their existing budget.); 4) To budget to expand the deck and add Wi-Fi to the Red Hills Golf clubhouse construction project. The Economic Development Fund is the funding source for the entire clubhouse replacement project; 5) To increase the Communications and Marketing budget (within the City Manager's division) for the cost to replace the City's community events and announcement digital sign at the corner of St. George Blvd. and Bluff Street that was removed during UDOT's Bluff Street widening project; 6) To increase Development Services budget for commercial plan reviews by third-party consultants which have been

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significantly higher due to the volume and complexity of incoming commercial and

mixed-use developments;  7) To increase Tennis/Pickleball budgeted revenues and associated expenditure budgets due to increased participation in pickleball tournaments, tennis, and adult sports programs; 8) To increase Energy Services - Substations project budget for the Flood Street Substation to provide capacity to support new housing and buildings in and around Dixie State University; 9) To budget for the Purgatory UAMPS 69KV Line project which St. George Energy Services Dept. will manage and construct and UAMPS will reimburse for all costs including labor and equipment; 10) To budget for the architecture, engineering, and construction management fees for the City Office and Police Building Parking Expansion project and for the Dispatch Center Relocation project which amount was amended to $186,500.  11) To increase the Professional & Tech. Services budget in the Drainage Impact Fund to contract for a study and design for drainage in the 3000 E. and Mall Dr./1580 S. area; 12) To budget for driveway improvements added to the Bluff Street Widening Project (with UDOT) at the request of a property owner who will reimburse the City for the full costs of the improvements; 13) To budget for Phase 1 of the sale of property at the old airport site to Tech Ridge LLC and to budget for current and future roadway reconstruction, utility work, and improvements to be made by Tech Ridge LLC as part of the agreement; 14) To move the funds programmed for the Park Impact Fund for the Virgin River Trail No. - Riverside to MGF ("Missing Link") project into the RAP Tax Fund to consolidate budgets for the same project; 15) Increase the budget for Crimson Ridge Park due to changes in the scope of work for the type of grass and irrigation system; and 16) Increase the budget for Sunset Park Phase 2 Expansion due to primarily to actual costs coming in higher then engineers estimates for the playground shade structure and surfacing tile installations.

 

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 along with amending the amount of item 10 to $186,500.

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.

 

ORDINANCE/AMEND PLANNED DEVELOPMENT COMMERCIAL ZONE:     

Consider approval of an ordinance amending the PD-C (Planned Development Commercial) zone to develop a commercial building on Lot 5 of the BGG Commercial Center on approximately 0.71 acres generally located southwest of the intersection of Riverside Drive and River Road.

 

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Planner Ray Snyder presented the request to amend the PD-C zone on Lot 5 of the BGG Commercial Center.  He provided a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics:  aerial view; general plan map; zoning map; site plan; height; landscape plan; elevations; and colors and materials board.  The Planning Commission conducted a public hearing and recommended approval with the following conditions:

 

1.    The conceptual building elevations, colors and materials are recommended for approval as presented.

2.    The use of ‘dance studio’ is to be added to the PD-C use list.  Also, it is recommended by staff that the approved uses include the uses amended to the CC&R’s; dance education, performance and practicing, and pre-school education.

3.    The overall conceptual landscaping is recommended for approval as presented.

4.    The applicant shall provide a SPR (Site Plan Review) application along with the required civil engineering plan set (Cover sheet, site plan, utility plan, drainage plan, grading plan, landscape plan, irrigation plan, detail sheets, photometric plan, etc.).

5.    All setbacks shall comply with the Zoning Ordinance.

6.    All parking shall comply with the Zoning Ordinance.

7.    The applicant shall submit a photometric plan with the SPR submittal (civil plan set) and it shall include dark sky style lighting fixtures.

8.    Site erosion protection shall be in compliance with an approved erosion control report and with all applicable City, State, and Federal standards.

9.    The height of 29 ft. 4 inches is recommended to be approved.

10. To encourage better interior traffic circulation in the BGG subdivision, it is recommended that the applicant install a temporary cul-de-sac on the north side of the building to provide easier ingress and egress until such time as the remaining lots are developed.

 

Applicant Grant Carter and his daughter Miranda Carter addressed the council and answered questions regarding operating hours, parking and traffic flow.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve layout, site plan, as presented. 

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.

 

ORDINANCE/ZONE CHANGE:

Consider approval of an ordinance changing the zone from RE-37.5 (Residential Estates, minimum lot size 37,500 square feet) to A-1 (Agricultural, minimum lot size 40,000 square feet) on 4.27 acres generally located on 3670 South Street, east of Bentley Road.

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Planner Carol Davidson presented the request to change the zone from RE-37.5 to A-1 at 3670 South Street, east of Bentley Road.  She provided a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: aerial view; general plan and zoning maps; and zone change exhibit.  The Planning Commission conducted a public hearing and recommended approval. 

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the zone change as presented.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt.

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.

 

ORDINANCE/AMEND PLANNED DEVELOPMENT RESIDENTIAL ZONE:

Consider approval of an ordinance amending the Desert Color Phase 1 PD-R (Residential Planned Development) zone for a resort space / amenity center generally located east of I-15 and south of Southern Parkway and west of Desert Color Parkway.

 

Planner Carol Davidson presented the request to amend the Planned Development Residential zone for Desert Color Phase 1.  (power point was not right one, she presented a 3D view of the project, presented materials board) She provided a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: aerial view; map of the project; zoning map; lagoon; clubhouse and pool; clubhouse; clubhouse views; clubhouse pool cabanas; elevations; development standards; roadway and parking standards; parking standards; architectural styles; streetscape and landscaping standards; and signage and lighting standards.  The Planning Commission conducted a public hearing and recommended approval.

 

Applicant Bob Hermandson addressed the council and answered questions in regards to public vs. private access to the lagoons as well as future commercial areas.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the amended ordinance as presented.

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.

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PRELIMINARY PLAT:

Consider approval of the preliminary plat for Desert Color Resort Phase 1.

 

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the preliminary plat for Desert Color Resort Phase 1, a 5-lot commercial subdivision generally located east of I-15, south of the Southern Parkway and west of Desert Color Parkway; zoning is PD TNZ Resort (Planned Development Traditional Neighborhood Zone).  Three (3) of the lots will be dedicated as civic space and will hold a pool, clubhouse, and lagoon. 

 

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

 

BUILDING DESIGN CONCEPTUAL SITE PLAN:

Consider approval of a Building Design Conceptual Site Plan (BDCSP) to allow development of commercial building #300 in the Commerce Point Commercial Subdivision located at the intersection of Black Ridge Drive and Bluff Street.

 

Planner Ray Snyder presented the building design conceptual site plan for building #300 in the Commerce Point Commercial Subdivision located at the intersection of Black Ridge Drive and Bluff Street; zoning is C-2 (Highway Commercial).  He provided a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: vicinity map; zoning map; site plan; landscaping site plan; elevations; height; materials; and colors and materials board. The Planning Commission recommended approval with the following conditions:

 

1.    Include a phase line for the first phase of this project before it goes to city council, and

2.    Include articulation on the rear of the building facing Bluff Street to match City Ord. 10-10-5(I)(3).

 

Councilmember Bowcutt commented that the developer agreed in Planning Commission to revise the rear view of the building to make it more aesthetically pleasing than what was presented there.  Council discussed signage on the building as well landscaping.  Project Manager Steve Jennings answered questions from the Council and reiterated that they are sensitive to the appearance of the building as it will be located on a main entrance to the city.  They will do all they can to make this a visually appealing retail area for the city.  

 

 

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MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the building design conceptual site plan to allow development of commercial building #300 in the Commerce Point Commercial Subdivision with the Planning Commissions recommended conditions as presented.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial.

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 Crimson Hollow.

 

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the preliminary plat for Crimson Hollow, a 10-lot residential subdivision located west of 3000 East and north of 1450 South Street; zoning is R-1-12 (Single-Family Residential, minimum lot size 12,000 square feet). 

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the preliminary plat Crimson Hollow. Including conditions the canal company would agree to the easement as discussed.

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.

 

PRELIMINARY PLAT:

Consider approval of the preliminary plat for Ventana Ridge Commercial.

 

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the preliminary plat is for Ventana Ridge Commercial, a 4-lot commercial subdivision located east of River Road, south of 2450 South Street; zoning is PD-C (Planned Development Commercial). 

 

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

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt.

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

 

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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 the final plat for Ventana Ridge Commercial Subdivision.

 

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the final subdivision plat for Ventana Ridge Commercial Subdivision a 4-lot commercial subdivision located on the East side of River Road, south of 2450 South; zoning is PD-C (Planned Development Commercial). 

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the final plat for Ventana Ridge Commercial Subdivision.

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.

 

Consider approval of an amended final subdivision plat for The Villas at Sun River St. George Phase 3 Amended by adjusting the property and limited common lines between Lots 45 & 46 as well as Lots 53 & 54.

 

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the amended final subdivision plat located at 1230 and 1216 Wickham Dr. as well as 1185 and 1173 Wickham Dr. by adjusting the Lot line and limited common area for Lots 45 & 46 as well as Lots 53 & 54; zoning is PD-R (Planed Development Residential).

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the amended final plat for The Villas at Sun River St. George Phase 3 Amended.

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

         

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The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

REPORTS FROM MAYOR, COUNCILMEMBERS, AND CITY MANAGER:

 

Councilmember Arial commented on the annual St. George Art Festival which was currently underway.  She expressed her pleasure with the appearance of the new sign on the Electric Theater and commented on the new sculptures being displayed around town. 

 

Councilmember Hughes commented on the success of the Friends of Switchpoint fundraising dinner.

 

Mayor Pike mentioned the MPO meeting on projected growth.  He also commented on the huge popularity of the electric scooters in town and concerns that have been raised and are being addressed. 

 

Councilmember Baca reported on the Hillside Review Board meeting he attended.

 

ADJOURN TO A CLOSED SESSION ADJOURN:

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Bowcutt to adjourn to a closed session to discuss possible property acquisition and sale.

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.

 

ADJOURN:

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to end the closed session and adjourn the meeting.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial.

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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Annette Hansen, Deputy City Recorder