City Council Minutes
City Council Meeting Minutes

Thursday, October 10,2019



ST. GEORGE CITY COUNCIL MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

OCTOBER 10, 2019, 5:00 P.M.

ADMINISTRATIVE CONFERENCE ROOM

 

PRESENT:

Mayor Jon Pike

Councilmember Jimmie Hughes

Councilmember Michele Randall

Councilmember Bette Arial

Councilmember Ed Baca

Councilmember Bryan Smethurst

City Manager Adam Lenhard

City Attorney Shawn Guzman

City Recorder Christina Fernandez

 

OPENING:

Mayor Pro Tem Hughes called the meeting to order and welcomed all in attendance. The invocation was offered by Ray Draper and the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag was led by Jim Hetrick.

 

Kye Nordfelt spoke about the Bike Lane on Main event taking place October 22.

 

AMENDMENT TO A POWER PURCHASE AGREEMENT.

Consider approval of amendment to the Solimar Power Purchase Agreement (PPA).

 

Energy Services Director Laurie Mangum outlined the amendments to the agreement. 

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the amendment to the Solimar Power Purchase Agreement.

SECOND:      The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial.

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

 

Councilmember Randall- aye

Councilmember Arial - aye

Councilmember Baca - aye

Councilmember Smethurst - aye

 

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

         

CHANGE ORDER:

Consider approval of a change order to a Professional Services Agreement for additional SCADA and control automation at the SGRWRF.

 

Water Services Director Scott explained staff has worked with Automation N Controls for several year, upgrading the SCADA system.  Currently, there is a professional services agreement in place for phase 1 of the WWTP expansion to implement and work with the contract to get the right plan.  While they are already there, he has had them do additional work as things needed to be replaced.  The amount of the change order is $56,340.  

 

 

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MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the change order in the amount of $56,340.

SECOND:      The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca.

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

 

Councilmember Randall- aye

Councilmember Arial - aye

Councilmember Baca - aye

Councilmember Smethurst - aye

 

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

REPEAL THE CURRENT TITLE 10 AND ADOPT TITLE 10, ZONING REGULATIONS/ORDINANCE:

Consider approval of an ordinance repealing the current Title 10 and adopting Title 10, Zoning Regulations.

 

Community Development Director John Willis presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: Title 10 Revisions; Revisions – ADU’s; Recreation Table; Revisions – Storage Rental Units; and Revisions – Off Street Parking Requirements.

 

Councilmember Randall stated she feels there is a need for a new zone that would allow horse boarding facilities.  

 

Mr. Willis noted that use is allowed with a 1-acre minimum lot size.  

 

The Council discussed the request from a land owner in Little Valley; the consensus was to change the language in the ordinance to allow half of the currently allowed number of animals on a half-acre lot.

 

After being asked by Mayor Pike, he stated that the sign ordinance is not being changed at this time.  

 

A discussion took place regarding development agreements.  

 

City Manager Adam Lenhard mentioned a letter received from Curt Gordon regarding his request to consider not eliminating surety bonds as methods of securing the completion of improvements.  

 

City Attorney Shawn Guzman noted there are some typographical errors that need to be corrected.    

 

Councilmember Hughes arrived

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the ordinance repealing Title 10 and adopting Title 10, Zoning Regulations subject to the changes discussed and modification described by the City Attorney.

SECOND:      The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes - aye

Councilmember Randall- aye

Councilmember Arial - aye

Councilmember Baca - aye

Councilmember Smethurst - aye

 

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

DISCUSSION REGARDING THE CITY VIEW LANDSCAPING:

Leisure Services Director Shane McAffee presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: landscape and irrigation plans; City View Development; Main Street Alley – Building Key Map; Main Street Alley – Painted Mural on Building 1; Main Street Alley – Sculpture Garden; Main Street Alley – Alley During George Street Fest; Main Street Alley – North Wall of Building 5; and Alley Landscape Concept.

 

DISCUSSION REGARDING THE TRAFFIC SIGNAL WARRANTING PROCESS:

Public Works Director Cameron Cutler presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: aerial map showing master plan of traffic signals; planned signal locations; Engineering criteria (warrants) for signals; MUTCD manual on uniform traffic control devices website; and warrant spreadsheet. He then spoke about the left turn from Mall Drive onto Riverside Drive and River Road at Riverside Drive and 1450 South.  The Council discussed a possible signal near Heritage Elementary School.

 

REPORTS FROM MAYOR, COUNCILMEMBERS, AND CITY MANAGER:

Councilmember Arial mentioned the film festivals at the Electric Theater.

 

          Councilmember Baca left the meeting.

 

Councilmember Smethurst mentioned that he has been meeting with Department Heads.

 

ADJOURN:

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

SECOND:      The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes - aye

Councilmember Randall- aye

Councilmember Arial - aye

Councilmember Baca - aye

Councilmember Smethurst - aye

 

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

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Christina Fernandez, City Recorder