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City Council Meeting Agenda

Thursday, September 5,2019

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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, September 5, 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 reimbursement agreement with the Washington County Flood Control Authority for right-of-way along the Virgin River.

 

BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: This agreement is for ROW acquisition sits along the Virgin River in the Bloomington area. The city portion is 25% ($62,000) the Flood Control Authority portion is 75% ($186,000). This agreement was previously approved by the Washington County Flood Control Authority on August 6, 2019.  Staff recommends approval.

 

b.    Consider approval of a professional services agreement with Horrocks Engineering, Inc., for Storm Drain Pipeline Condition Assessment Project.

 

BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: This contract completes assessment and makes recommendations regarding the need for storm drain rehabilitation or replacement. Recommendations are prioritized and a Capital Improvement Plan is developed. Horrocks Engineering has extensive experience in this type of work.  Staff recommends approval.

 

c.    Consider approval of a professional services agreement with Sunrise Engineering for design of 3000 East improvements.

 

BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: This project includes design of roadway widening and drainage improvements along 3000 East from 2450 South to 1580 South.  Staff recommends approval.

 

d.    Consider approval of a professional services agreement with Shums Coda Associates for structural and plan review.

 

BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: The City utilizes three (3) consultants for building and structural review for commercial building permits.  One (1) of the three (3) companies, Sunrise Engineering, no longer reviews commercial plans.  This consultant would be added in place of Sunrise Engineering so that the City may maintain three sources.  Staff recommends approval.

 

e.    Consider approval of a professional services agreement with Automation N Controls, Inc. for control system programing and SCADA integration at the Gunlock Water Treatment Plant.

 

BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: The Gunlock Water Treatment Plant is under construction.  This Professional Services Agreement will provide system controls programming and integration to our SCADA system for the automation of the water treatment plant.  Staff recommends approval.

 

f.     Consider approval of the 7th amendment to the Professional Services Agreement with Jviation for the Design and Construction Management of a snow removal equipment building at the Airport.

 

BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: The snow removal equipment (SRE) building is to house the SRE broom purchased previously by the airport in order to maintain the life of the equipment.  FAA funds help pay for the equipment and building. The City's portion of the consultant fees is 9.15% ($20,967.26) of the overall cost of the design and construction management, which is funded by the PFCs (passenger facility charges).  Staff recommends approval.

 

g.    Consider award of bid to Broderick and Henderson Construction for the Snow Removal Equipment Building Project.

 

BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: This project includes building a 3-bay, snow removal equipment storage building as required by the FAA because the airport is a FAA 139 certified commercial airport.  There was a formal bid process; five (5) bids were received.  The FAA has approved Jviation's (project consultant) recommendation to award this project to Broderick and Henderson Construction in the amount of $1,354,150.33.  Staff recommends approval.

 

h.    Consider award of bid to Feller Enterprises for 1525 North Groundwater Project.

 

BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: This project is for the installation of 660 ft of groundwater drain and related work to mitigate the problem. This item is scheduled for a budget opening in October.  Staff recommends approval in the amount of $170,240.

 

i.     Consider the purchase of Police Emergency Vehicle equipment and installation for thirteen (13) Patrol Vehicles.

 

BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: The Police Department will be receiving 13 Ford Interceptor SUVs in October/November.  These vehicles will need to be equipped with the emergency lighting, radios, and accessories for use by Patrol Officers.  There is only one State Bid provider of these services in Southern Utah, Emergency Vehicle Solutions (EVS), which holds State Contracts for equipment and installation/labor.  Staff recommends approval in the amount of $157,157.

 

j.     Consider approval of a Public Defender Contract with LaMar Winward.

 

BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: The City is required by law and desires to provide adequate defense of indigent persons.  LaMar Winward is able to provide the legal representation for indigent defendants as provided by law. This request is to consider approval of a Defender Contract for the term running July 1, 2019 thru June 30, 2021; and to pay defender a total sum of $143,199.92 for services in twenty-four monthly installments of $5,966.66.  Staff recommends approval.

 

k.    Consider acceptance and approval of FAA Grant AIP #31 for the Design and Construction of the SRE Building at the Airport.

 

BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: AIP #31 is for the Design and Construction of the Snow Removal Equipment (SRE) building at the airport. It will provide storage area including a vehicle bay for airport the SRE broom and appurtenances. The AIP #31 grant is for $1,230,245 (90.85% of total project) from the FAA. Airport PFCs are needed to fund the City's match for the grant. The required PFC funds amount to $123,905 (9.15% of total project) for a total of $1,354,150 for the project.  Staff recommends approval.

 

l.     Consider approval of an amended hangar lease with Hangar 103, LLC on Lot 103.

 

BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: The existing hangar lease for lot 103 is between the City and Aaron Smith; however, Mr. Smith has requested to change the name on the lease to Hangar 103, LLC.  Staff recommends approval.

 

m.  Consider approval of the financial report for July, 2019.

 

BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: The City has completed one (1) month or 8.33% of the fiscal year.  In relation to that, the General Fund revenues are at 5.46%. Some predominant revenues leading the way are general sales tax and building permits.  The General Fund expenditures are at 5.44% of the budget year-to-date.  Departments are doing well to stay within their budgets and spend conservatively. 

 

n.    Consider approval of the minutes from the meetings held on July 11, 2019, July 18, 2019, August 1, 2019, August 8, 2019, August 15, 2019, August 22, 2019 and August 29, 2019.

 

3.            Set a public hearing date for Thursday, October 3, 2019, for sale of a significant parcel of city-owned real property located at approximately 1670 S 120 E, parcel SG-5-3-6-41041-ERD.

 

BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: Set a public hearing date for Thursday, October 3, 2019, regarding the sale of a significant parcel of city-owned real property located at approximately 1670 S 120 E, parcel SG-5-3-6-41041-ERD.

 

4.            Public hearing and consider approval of a Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) application and interlocal agreement.

 

BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: The Police Department has submitted a grant application to the Bureau of Justice Assistance for the 2019 Byrne Memorial JAG program.  The $16,605 grant award will be used to purchase six (6) hand-held radios.  Pending changes to the State's communications infrastructure will require future replacement of all radios that are not Phase II compliant.  Older radios have been replaced incrementally as they become in-serviceable; this will aid in the transition to future communications technologies.   The cost of the radios exceeds the grant award by $585.

 

5.            Consider approval of a resolution approving a Memorandum of Understanding between the City of St. George and participating entities in the Washington County Drug Task Force.

 

BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: Several law enforcement agencies in Washington County have maintained a Drug Task Force to investigate and prosecute controlled substance abuse offenses.  The participating agencies wish to continue their operations and enter into a Memorandum of Understanding for the Drug Task Force. The Drug Task Force will consist of law enforcement and administrative personnel from various law enforcement agencies including the St. George City Police Department.

 

6.            Consider approval of an ordinance repealing Section 5-3-3: Trespassing from City code.

 

BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: St. George City Code Title 5, Chapter 3, Section 3 duplicates provisions of the state law which prohibits trespassing as a criminal offense and prosecuting the crime of criminal trespass is more effectively accomplished when it is charged under state law instead of a municipal ordinance because state law provides for greater penalties than can be used in the municipal ordinance.

 

7.            Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance vacating an existing utilities easement located on the easterly lot line of Lot 4 & 5 of the Commerce Point Phase 1 Subdivision.

 

BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: This request is to consider vacating an existing utilities easement located on the east property line of Lot 4 & 5 of the Commerce Point Phase 1 Subdivision.  Only the easement described in Doc. #399544 is being vacated; all other existing easements will remain in place: zoning is C-2.  Staff recommends approval.

 

8.            Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance vacating and relocating an existing drainage easement located on Lot 1 of The Ledges of St. George Sand Cove Phase 1.

 

BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: This request is to consider vacating and relocating a drainage easement that currently crosses through the middle of Lot 1 of The Ledges of St. George Sand Cove Phase 1.  The new alignment will be at the westerly and southerly property lines; zoning is PD-R.  This request has been approved by all parties involved.

 

9.            Consider approval of an ordinance changing the zone from M-1 (Industrial) to M-C (Manufacturing and Commercial) on approximately 4.0 acres for "R & J Industrial Park" at 653 & 677 North 3050 East Street.

 

BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: The applicant seeks a zone change to M-C to allow a broader use list which is available with the M-C zone. 3050 East Street south of Costco is more conducive to selected commercial uses permitted in the M-C zone than the limited M-1 zone uses.  Both staff and the Planning Commission recommend approval.

 

10.        Consider approval of an ordinance changing the zone from R-1-10 (Single Family Residential 10,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size) to R-1-7 (Single Family Residential 7,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size) for Desert Horizon on approximately 28.47 acres generally located a mile southwest of the Southern Parkway Interchange #6 within the Desert Canyon Master Planned community.

 

BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: The applicant is seeking rezone this land to be able to develop a 96-unit single-family residential subdivision. The proposed density is 3.37 dwelling units per acre. This new development will be located just west of the new elementary school site in Desert Canyons.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.

 

11.        Consider approval of a conditional use permit to allow construction of an approximate 17'2" high RV garage on Lot 110 in the Meadow Valley Farms Phase 5 residential subdivision generally located two (2) lots west of the intersection of 4040 South Street and Bentley Road.

 

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 zoning is RE-20 (Single Family Residential 20,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size). The Planning Commission recommended approval.

 

12.        Consider approval of a preliminary plat for Cecita Crest Phase 1 at Divario.

 

BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: This is the preliminary plat for Cecita Crest Phase 1 at Divario, an 87-lot residential subdivision om the Planning Area 13 which is generally located southwest of Sunbrook Drive and Plantations Drive. It is zoned R-1-7 (Single Family Residential, minimum lot size 7,000 sf). Each lot will exceed the 7,000 sf minimum, and the density will equal 3.90 dwelling units per acre.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.

 

13.        Consider approval of a preliminary plat for The Fields Dental Plaza Condominiums.

 

BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: This is the preliminary plat for The Fields Dental Plaza Condominiums, a 3-lot commercial subdivision located south of Mall Drive on 3000 East Street; zoning is PD-C (Planned Development Commercial).  The purpose of this preliminary plat is to condominiumize Lot 3 of the existing Fields at Mall Drive final plat, turning one lot into three condominium pads on one lot. The Planning Commission recommended approval.

 

14.        Consider approval of a final subdivision plat for The Ledges of St. George Johnson Arch Phase 1.

 

BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: This is the final subdivision plat for The Ledges of St. George Johnson Arch Phase 1 a 15-lot residential subdivision located at Galoot Drive and Johnson Arch Drive; zoning is PD-R.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.

 

15.        Consider approval of a final subdivision plat for Legacy Village Subdivision.

 

BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: This is the final subdivision plat for Legacy Village Subdivision a 1-lot commercial subdivision located at approximately 1200 South Dixie Drive; zoning is PD-C. The Planning Commission recommended approval.

 

16.        Consider approval of a final subdivision plat for Teakwood Phase 1.

 

BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: This is the final subdivision plat for Teakwood Phase 1 a 13-lot residential subdivision located at Crimson Ridge Drive and Marblewood Drive; zoning is R-1-8.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.

 

17.        Consider approval of a final subdivision plat for The Vue at Green Valley.

 

BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: This is the final subdivision plat for The Vue at Green Valley a 35-lot residential subdivision located at approximately 1101 South Plantations Drive; zoning is PD-R.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.

 

18.        Consider approval of a final subdivision plat for The Fields Dental Plaza Condominiums.

 

BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: This is the final subdivision plat for The Fields Dental Plaza Condominiums a 1-lot commercial subdivision (3-Units) located at 826 South 3000 East Street; zoning is PD-C.  This lot is currently subdivided as lot 3, The Fields at Mall Drive, where the current building will be converted into condominiums.  Although this new subdivision plat will have its own CC&R’s, it will continue to be subject to the current CC&R’s of The Fields at Mall Drive subdivision plat.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.

 

19.        Consider approval of a roadway dedication plat for Rocket Road.

 

BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: This request is to consider a roadway dedication plat for Rocket Road located at approximately 1200 South Dixie Drive; zoning is PD-R and R-1-10.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.

 

20.        Appointments to Boards and Commissions of the City.

 

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

 

22.        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.

 

23.        Adjourn.

 

 

 

 

________________________________              ______________________________

Christina Fernandez, City Recorder                    Date

 

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