City Council Minutes
City Council Meeting Minutes

Thursday, May 30,2019



     ST. GEORGE CITY COUNCIL MINUTES

WORK MEETING

MAY 30, 2019, 4:00 PM

ADMINISTRATIVE CONFERENCE ROOM

 

PRESENT:                                        

Mayor Jon Pike

Councilmember Michele Randall

Councilmember Joe Bowcutt

Councilmember Bette Arial

Councilmember Ed Baca

City Manager Adam Lenhard

City Recorder Christina Fernandez

 

EXCUSED:

Councilmember Jimmie Hughes

 

OPENING:

Mayor Pike called the meeting to order and welcomed all in attendance.  The invocation was offered by Public Works Director Cameron Cutler and The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mayor Pike.

 

DISCUSSION REGARDING THE FISCAL YEAR 2019-2020 BUDGET:         

Police Chief Rich Farnsworth provided an overview of his department’s requested budget.

 

The Council discussed the recommended purchase of police vehicles as well as traffic enforcement. 

 

Fire Chief Robert Stoker outlined the proposed budget for his department including requested full-time positions, operational costs, pumper leases, SAFER Grant, and capital outlays.

 

City Manager Adam Lenhard discussed items that were requested, but not recommended. 

 

Public Works Director Cameron Cutler provided an update on Commerce Drive. 

 

The Council discussed future needs and adding 24-hour staffing to current stations, possibly station 6.

 

Financial Planning and Budget Manager Deanna Brklacich noted a feasibility study is underway for station 1. 

 

City Manager Adam Lenhard explained what the feasibility study is looking at.

 

Public Works Director Cameron Cutler provided an overview of the proposed budgets for his divisions: Fleet, Engineering, Streets, Airport, SunTran, and Public Works.  Additionally, he presented an outline of the capital project fund budget and traffic signals.

 

 

 

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The Council discussed the proposed transportation tax and how to deal with the most problematic issues around the City, especially those relating to Bloomington and Bloomington Hills.

 

Support Services Director Marc Mortensen presented the proposed budget for Technology Services, Facilities Maintenance, and Golf.  He also updated the Council on current projects. 

 

Mayor Pike called for a short recess.

 

Administrative Services Director Trevor Coombs mentioned the proposed 311 service and additional staffing being requested if the service is approved.  He spoke about other items he is requesting such as equipment purchases, programs, and services.

 

Human Resources Manager Sharon Hokanson provided an outline for her budget; she is requesting a part-time position.  She thanked the Council for the recent compensation changes.

 

Community Development Director John Willis explained his proposed budget includes software for business licensing and updating the general plan.

 

Housing and Economic Development Director Shirlayne Quayle stated there are not many changes to her budget.  She spoke about her travel and training budget as Mayor Pike and City Manager Adam Lenhard would like a “seat at the table”.

 

City Manager Adam Lenhard provided an update on the ICSC RECon conference he and Ms. Quayle recently attended. 

 

Communications and Marketing Director outlined his requested budget.  Most of the budget is comprised of items that have been moved from other budgets as this is a new department. 

 

Financial Planning and Budget Manager Deanna Brklacich provided information on upcoming budget related public hearings. 

 

Mayor Pike outlined future City Council meeting schedules.

 

REPORTS FROM THE MAYOR, COUNCILMEMBERS, AND CITY MANAGER:

Councilmember Arial Bette mentioned an event that recently took place that the County RAP tax paid for about art and aging; she thought it was amazing.

 

The meeting adjourned at approximately 6:40 p.m.

 

 

 

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Christina Fernandez, City Recorder