City Council Minutes
City Council Meeting Minutes

Thursday, September 5,2019



ST. GEORGE CITY COUNCIL MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

SEPTEMBER 5, 2019, 5:00 PM

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

 

PRESENT:                                        

Mayor Jon Pike

Councilmember Jimmie Hughes

Councilmember Bette Arial

Councilmember Ed Baca

City Manager Adam Lenhard

City Attorney Shawn Guzman

City Recorder Christina Fernandez

 

EXCUSED:

Councilmember Michele Randall

 

OPENING:   

Mayor Pike called the meeting to order and welcomed all in attendance. He mentioned that Councilmember Joe Bowcutt passed away recently.  An invocation was offered by Reverend Alex Wilkie and The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mayor Pike.

 

The Council, Mayor, City Manager and City Attorney spoke about Councilmember Bowcutt.  

 

Mayor Pike read proclamations proclaiming September 17 through September 23, 2019 as Constitution Week; September as Suicide Prevention Month; and September 19, 2019 as Recovery Day.

 

COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC:

Resident Anne Picot spoke to the Council about her background in assisting people with disabilities and the need for low income housing.

 

Public Works Director Cameron Cutler outlined the process in determining the warrant for a traffic signal.  The area of Snow Canyon Parkway and 1400 West has been reviewed several times; more closely in the past few years.  The last counts taken were close to warranting a traffic signal; he reviewed the findings.  Within the next year, he expects a traffic signal will be installed in this area.

 

Mayor Pike noted that six (6) traffic signals are budgeted for in this fiscal year; the intersections will need to be determined. 

 

Mr. Cutler spoke about what would be corrected and what would issues could arise with a traffic signal.

 

Resident Jim Slemboski requested a traffic signal at the Paradise Canyon subdivision exit.  He feels this is the most dangerous intersection in the City.

 

Mayor Pike noted that many people drive above the speed limit in this area.  There will most likely be a round-a-bout at Snow Canyon at Tueweap Drive.

 

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Resident James Bercheit noted traffic patterns changed when Bluff Street was widened and have continued.  He also asked for signal at Snow Canyon Parkway and 1400 West.

 

Resident Jerome thanked the Council for their consideration regarding the traffic signal.

 

CONSENT CALENDAR:

a.    Consider approval of a reimbursement agreement with the Washington County Flood Control Authority for right-of-way along the Virgin River.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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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.

 

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

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Hughes.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

Mayor Pike noted because there are only three (3) Councilmember present; all items will need to be approved unanimously. 

 

SET PUBLIC HEARING:

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.

 

Economic Development and Housing Director Shirlayne Quayle requested a public hearing be set 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.

 

MOTION:        A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to set the public hearing for Thursday, October 3, 2019.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Hughes.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

PUBLIC HEARING/JUSTICE ASSISTANCE GRANT/INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT:

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

 

Police Chief Rich Farnsworth stated 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

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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.

 

Mayor Pike opened the public hearing.  There being no comment, he closed the public hearing.

 

MOTION:        A motion was made by Councilmember Baca to approve the Justice Assistant Grant application and interlocal agreement.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Hughes.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

RESOLUTION/MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING:

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.

 

City Attorney Shawn Guzman stated 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.

 

Police Chief Rich Farnsworth explained the St. George Police Department manages the Task Force. There are four (4) officers from his department are on the Task Force; approximately eighteen (18) Countywide.

 

MOTION:        A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the resolution approving the Memorandum of Understanding between the City of St. George and participating entities in the Washington County Drug Task Force.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

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ORDINANCE:

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

 

City Attorney Shawn Guzman explained 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.

 

MOTION:        A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the ordinance repealing Section 5-3-3: Trespassing from City code.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

PUBLIC HEARING/VACATE UTILIES EASEMENT/ORDINANCE:

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.

 

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the request to consider vacating an existing utilities easement located on the east property line of Lot 4 & 5 of the Commerce Point Phase 1 Subdivision.  He showed a map and outlined the proposed vacation.

 

Mayor Pike opened the public hearing.  There being no comment, he closed the public hearing.

 

MOTION:        A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the ordinance vacating an existing utilities easement located on the easterly lot line of Lot 4 & 5 of the Commerce Point Phase 1 Subdivision.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Hughes.

 

Mr. Jenkins clarified only the easement described in Doc. #399544 is being vacated; all other existing easements will remain in place.

 

AMENDED

MOTION:        Councilmember Arial amended her motion to add Doc. #399544.

SECOND:        The amended motion was seconded by Councilmember Hughes.

 

 

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

PUBLIC HEARING/VACATE AND RELOCATE DRAINAGE EASEMENT/ORDINANCE:

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.

 

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the request 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.  He showed a map and outline the proposed vacation.

 

Mayor Pike opened the public hearing.  There being no comment, he closed the public hearing.

 

MOTION:        A motion was made by Councilmember Baca to approve the ordinance vacating and relocating an existing drainage easement located on Lot 1 of The Ledges of St. George Sand Cove Phase 1.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Hughes.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE:

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.

 

Planner Ray Snyder presented the request to change the zone from M-1 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.  He provided a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics:  aerial map; zoning map; subdivision plan; note: a SPR application will be required to be processed for the site plan.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.

 

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MOTION:        A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the 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.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE:

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.

 

Planner Carol Davidson presented the request to 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.  She provided a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics:  aerial map; zoning map; general plan map; Desert Canyons master plan; and Desert Canyons zoning summary.

 

Applicant Curt Gordon outlined what he plans for attainable housing in the Desert Canyons area.

 

MOTION:        A motion was made by Councilmember Baca to approve the 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.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Hughes.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

 

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CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT:

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.

 

Planner Ray Snyder presented the request 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; zoning is RE-20 (Single Family Residential 20,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size). He provided a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics:  vicinity map; general plan map; plan; layout; site plan; setbacks; and elevations.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.

 

MOTION:        A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the conditional use permit for a 17’2’’ high RV garage on lot 110 of the Meadow Valley Farms Phase 5 subdivision.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

PRELIMINARY PLAT:

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

 

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented 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 sq. ft. minimum, and the density will equal 3.90 dwelling units per acre.  He showed and outlined the preliminary plat.  Before the plat can be recorded, the applicant will need to provide a water line connection and dedicate portions of Divario Canyon Drive and Plantations Drive as it provides access to the development.

 

MOTION:        A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the preliminary plat for Cecita Crest Phase 1 at Divario.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

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PRELIMINARY PLAT:

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

 

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented 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 (1) lot into three (3) condominium pads on one (1) lot. He showed and outlined the preliminary plat.  Prior to the final plat recording, the applicant will need to install street trees in the landscape strip.

 

MOTION:        A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the preliminary plat for The Fields Dental Plaza Condominiums subject to the installation of the required street trees.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

FINAL PLAT:

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

 

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented 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.  He showed and outlined the final plat.

 

MOTION:        A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the final plat for The Ledges of St. George Johnson Arch Phase 1.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

 

 

 

 

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FINAL PLAT:

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

 

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the final subdivision plat for Legacy Village Subdivision a 1-lot commercial subdivision located at approximately 1200 South Dixie Drive; zoning is PD-C.  He showed and outlined the final plat.

 

MOTION:        A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the final plat for Legacy Village Subdivision.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

FINAL PLAT:

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

 

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented 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.  He showed and outlined the final plat.

 

MOTION:        A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the final plat for Teakwood Phase 1.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

FINAL PLAT:

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

 

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented 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.  He showed and outlined the final plat.

 

MOTION:        A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the final plat for The Vue at Green Valley.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca.

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

 

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Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

FINAL PLAT:

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

 

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented 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.  The same condition regarding the street trees will be added.

 

MOTION:        A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the final plat the Fields Dental Plaza Condominiums with the condition regarding the street trees.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

ROADWAY DEDICATION PLAT:

Consider approval of a roadway dedication plat for Rocket Road.

 

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the roadway dedication plat for Rocket Road located at approximately 1200 South Dixie Drive; zoning is PD-R and R-1-10.  He showed the roadway dedication plat.

 

MOTION:        A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the roadway dedication plat for Rocket Road.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Hughes.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

City Manager Adam Lenhard noted that Planner Carol Davidson will be leaving the City soon as she has accepted a position elsewhere; the Council wished her well. 

 

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REPORTS FROM MAYOR, COUNCILMEMBERS, AND CITY MANAGER:

Mayor Pike mentioned a meeting he and City Manager Adam Lenhard attended at the County regarding transportation.

 

Councilmember Arial reported on the recent Art Around the Corner she recently attended. 

 

Councilmember Hughes reminded the Council about the Dixie Round Up Rodeo. 

 

After being asked by Councilmember Baca, City Manager Adam Lenhard spoke about staffing and hiring issues.

 

Mayor Pike spoke about Councilmember Bowcutt’s funeral services.

 

ADJOURN:

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

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

 

 

 

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Christina Fernandez, City Recorder