City Council Minutes
City Council Meeting Minutes

Thursday, August 8,2019



ST. GEORGE CITY COUNCIL MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

AUGUST 8, 2019, 5:00 PM

ADMINISTRATIVE CONFERENCE ROOM

 

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

City Recorder Christina Fernandez

 

OPENING:   

Mayor Pike called the meeting to order and welcomed all in attendance. The invocation was offered by Reverend Jimi Kestin and The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mayor Pike.

 

AWARD OF BID:

Consider award of bid to Royal T Enterprises for the JC Snow Park parking lot renovation phase II project.

 

City Manager Adam Lenhard explained this project is a renovation of the second half of the JC Snow Park parking lot; earthwork, asphalt, curb & gutter, chain-link fence, and striping.  This was a formal bid and three (3) bids were received.  Staff recommends approval.

 

MOTION:        A motion was made by Councilmember Bowcutt to award the bid to Royal T Enterprises for the JC Snow Park parking lot renovation phase II project.

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.

 

OUTSIDE RESERVE AGREEMENT:

Consider approval of an Outside Reserve Agreement with Friends of Switchpoint for the Riverwalk Village affordable housing development.

 

Economic Development and Housing Director Shirlayne Quayle explained the City will provide $500,000 to Friends of Switchpoint to be kept in an outside reserve fund as required by the primary investor in order to finance the Riverwalk Village project.  The risk is very low that all of the funds will not be returned to the City post construction;

 

 

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however, there is language in the agreement stating that Friends of Switchpoint will repay all funds over ten (10) years.  This agreement is a requirement of the investor.

 

Mayor Pike reminded the Council that they had indicated their desire to do this at one point.

 

DEVELOPER ADVANCE FUNDING AGREEMENT:

Consider approval of a Developer Advance Funding Agreement with Friends of Switchpoint for the Riverwalk Village affordable housing development.

 

Economic Development and Housing Director Shirlayne Quayle explained a $250,000 advance to Friends of Switchpoint is proposed to cover the costs of developer fees for the Riverwalk Village affordable housing development.  Advancing these funds to Friends of Switchpoint allows all future operating revenue to remain available for Riverwalk Village operations.

 

Switchpoint Director Carol Hollowell thanked the Mayor and Council for the City’s support.

 

MOTION:        A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the Outside Reserve Agreement with Friends of Switchpoint for the Riverwalk Village affordable housing development.

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.

 

MOTION:        A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the Developer Advance Funding Agreement with Friends of Switchpoint for the Riverwalk Village affordable housing development.

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.

 

 

 

 

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POWER SUPPLY AGREEMENT/RESOLUTION:

Consider approval of a resolution authorizing the execution and delivery of a Power Supply Agreement with Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems (UAMPS) and the Red Mesa Tapaha Solar Project Transaction Schedule under such Power Supply Agreement.

 

Energy Services Director Laurie Mangum provided a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics:  June day hourly – purchased for June; June day hourly – without solar purchase; and June day hourly – without solar but increased coal.  The Red Mesa Tapaha Solar Resource will be a 66 MW solar photovoltaic generation facility to be located on Navajo Nation Reservation in southeastern Utah.  This pricing includes renewable energy credits; the City will receive 27.748% of project output or 18.314 Mws. 

 

MOTION:        A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the resolution authorizing the execution and delivery of a Power Supply Agreement with Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems (UAMPS) and the Red Mesa Tapaha Solar Project Transaction Schedule under such Power Supply Agreement.

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.

 

APPEAL PROCESS FOR ADMINISTRATIVE DECISIONS/ORDINANCE:

Consider approval of an ordinance to create an appeal process for the appeal of administrative decisions to an administrative hearing officer, including amending the ordinance for employee appeals to be heard by an administrative hearing officer.

 

City Manager Adam Lenhard explained staff proposes to create and ordinance that will allow all administrative hearings to be heard by an administrative hearing officer unless otherwise provided in the code.  The proposal is to begin with the employee appeal ordinance to have employee appeals heard by an administrative hearing officer. 

 

Deputy City Attorney Paula Houston highlighted the proposed changes to City code.

 

MOTION:        A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the ordinance to create an appeal process for the appeal of administrative decisions to an administrative hearing officer, including amending the ordinance for employee appeals to be heard by an administrative hearing officer.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial.

VOTE:                         Mayor Pike called for a roll call 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.

 

PRESENTATION FROM THE GANG TASK FORCE:

Detectives Robert Raybould and Chris Randall presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: history; roles; gangs; types of gangs – biker and street; bikers – street; crimes; vest patches; partnership; transition to…; vice; prostitution perceptions; and human trafficking.

 

REPORTS FROM MAYOR, COUNCILMEMBER, AND CITY MANAGER:

The Council discussed Discussions took place regarding streets being swept and the cleanliness of the City and the 311 concept.

 

Mayor Pike mentioned that school starts Monday; staff is ready to assist as needed.

 

ADJOURN TO A CLOSED SESSION:

MOTION:        A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to adjourn to a closed session to discuss property purchase.

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.

 

ADJOURN:

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

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

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

 

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Christina Fernandez, City Recorder