NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL
OF THE CITY OF ST. GEORGE,
WASHINGTON COUNTY, UTAH
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, December 5, 2019 commencing at 5:00 p.m.
The agenda for the meeting is as follows:
Call to Order
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 email@example.com.
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 development agreement with Joule Plaza for phasing of their mixed-use project located along Tabernacle Street, between 200 West and 300 West.
BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: The property owner is requesting an agreement in order to allow occupancy for Phase A. Phase A is located along Tabernacle Street and includes a majority of the commercial suites and residential units. Staff recommends approval.
b. Consider approval of an agreement with the Washington County Historical Society for the temporary and non-exclusive use of the Pioneer Courthouse.
BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: This agreement for the temporary and non-exclusive use of the Pioneer Courthouse located at 97 East St. George Boulevard would allow the Washington County Historical Society, Daughters of the Utah Pioneers and Sons of the Utah Pioneers to use the building for historical tours, lectures, meetings and displays on an interim basis until plans are in place for a permanent downtown visitor center. These groups will perform routine cleaning and host events in the building that will be scheduled through an online City calendar. The term of the agreement is on a month to month basis at no charge. Staff recommends approval.
c. Consider approval of Memorandum of Understanding with Washington County to allow the St. George Bicycle Collective to possess and occupy the MPO Building located at 39 South Bluff Street.
BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: The St. George Bicycle Collective "Collective" must relocate from the building it currently occupies and operates from as the City moves to demolish the building. The City desires to acquire the MPO Building located at 39 South Bluff Street with plans to allow the Collective to occupy and operate from. This Memorandum sets fort the terms and conditions under which the County will allow the Collective to occupy and possess the property as the City negotiates its acquisition. Staff recommends approval.
d. Consider approval of the financial report for October, 2019.
BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: The City has completed 4 months or 33.33% of the fiscal year. In relation to that, the General Fund revenues are at 25.47%. Some predominant revenues affecting the overall revenue percentages are Current (Real) Property Taxes (0.11%) which is normal for this time of year, Franchise Taxes (34.54%), General Sales (33.76%), Building Permits (57.99%), Class C Road allotment (32.65%), Airport revenues (12.22%) and Golf (23.57%). The General Fund expenditures are at 29.48% of the budget year-to-date. Overall departments are doing well to stay within their budgets and spend conservatively. Staff recommends approval.
3. Public hearing to consider the City's amended application for funding from the Utah Permanent Community Impact Fund Board (CIB) for the St. George Campus Expansion Project. The amended application is to increase the bond from $12.6 million to $15 million.
BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: This public hearing is required by the CIB for the City's amended application to increase the bond to $15 million. The increased project cost is due to changes in the plan design and value-engineering which improve the project in both additional square footage and future capacity. The bond will fund the City Hall Expansion (Phase 2) and Police Building Expansion (Phase 3) phases of the overall project. The bond's terms are 2.50% interest over 20 years and is anticipated to be issued in the spring of 2020. Staff recommends approval of the amended CIB bond application to be issued through the City's Municipal Building Authority (MBA) as the official applicant. This will be as a Lease Revenue Bond and the City will make an annual lease payment to the MBA until the bond is paid off.
4. Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance to vacate a power line easement and a public utilities easement located at Cottonwood Springs Road and Red Hills Parkway.
BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: Consider vacating a power line easement (Doc. #00833168) and a public utilities and drainage easement (Doc. #00808059) as part of the approval of the Gateway Commons Commercial Subdivision Plat, located at Cottonwood Springs Road and Red Hills Parkway; zoning is PD-C. The Joint Utilities Committee recommended approval.
5. Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance to vacate a portion of 400 South Street (between 200 East and 300 East Streets).
BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: This request is to consider vacating a portion of 400 South Street located between 200 East and 300 East Streets; zoning is RCC. Staff recommends approval.
6. Consider approval of an ordinance amending the PD-C (Planned development Commercial) zone to allow development of Dutch Brothers drive thru coffee on Lot 9 of the Boulder Creek Crossing commercial subdivision on approximately 0.86 acres generally located west of River Road and northwest of 1450 South Street.
BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: This is a request to approve the conceptual site plan, access, building design, colors and materials, and conceptual landscaping for a proposed drive-thru coffee shop. The building would be single story at approximately 25 ft. 6 in. high. The Planning Commission recommended approval with comments and conditions.
7. Consider approval of an ordinance amending the PD-C (Planned Development Commercial) zone to develop a professional office building on Lot 4 of the BGG commercial subdivision on approximately 0.65 acres generally located at the southwest corner of the intersection of Riverside Drive and River Road.
BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: This is a request to approve the conceptual site plan, access, building design, colors and materials, and conceptional landscaping for a proposed 2-story professional office building approximately 30 ft. in height. The property is adjacent to a recently approved dance studio in the same commercial subdivision. The Planning Commission recommended approval.
8. Consider approval of an ordinance amending the PD-C (Planned Development Commercial) zone to allow the reduction in the size of the previously approved Desert Canyons RV Resort clubhouse and a reduction in the number of pickleball courts which the City Council approved in 2011; the property is located at approximately 3692 East Cottonwood Crossing.
BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: The original RV Resort was approved by the Council on 8/4/2011 with conditions and comments. The clubhouse was originally proposed to be 7,000 sq. ft. and is now requested to change to 1, 958 sq. ft. Additionally, the number of pickleball courts is reduced down to two (2). The Planning Commission recommended approval with comments and conditions.
9. Consider approval of an ordinance changing the zone from R-1-10 and A-20 (Residential Single Family and Agricultural respectively) to RE-20 (Single Family Residential, 2.0 dwelling units per acre); located at approximately 1050 South 2580 East.
BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: The applicant is seeking to rezone two parcels from R-1-10 (Residential Single Family, minimum lot size 10,000 sq ft) and A-20 (Agricultural, 20 acre minimum) to RE-20 (Residential Estate, 20,000 Square foot minimum lot size) for the purpose of incorporating the parcels into the future phases of Reserve at River Hollow, a development to the south of the subject property. The parcels are not currently part of a platted subdivision. The Planning Commission recommended approval.
10. Consider an ordinance changing the zone from M&G (Mining and Grazing) to R-1-10 (Single Family Residential 10,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size) on 2.0 acres and to OS (Open Space) on 23.21 acres for Tonaquint Cove Phase 2B; generally located at approximately 2150 South Rock Park Drive.
BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: The applicant is seeking to rezone two parcels from M&G to R-1-10 and OS. The parcels are not currently part of a platted subdivision, but the proposed R-1-10 parcel is expected to return as a proposed plat for approximately five (5) lots. The Planning Commission recommended approval.
11. Request approval of a preliminary plat for a 2-lot commercial subdivision called Red Cliffs Square Subdivision.
BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: This preliminary plat is for Red Cliffs Square Subdivision, a 2-lot commercial subdivision located at the southwesterly intersection of 2720 East and Red Cliffs Drive; zoning is C-3. The Planning Commission recommended approval.
12. Consider approval of an ordinance amending Title 2, Chapter 1: Planning Commission.
BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: The City has adopted ordinances setting forth the procedures of the Planning Commission. The City now wishes to amend these ordinances to reduce the length of term of a member, clarify duties, and insure the ordinances comply with state law. Staff recommends approval.
13. Appointments to Boards and Commissions of the City.
14. Reports from Mayor, Councilmembers, and City Manager.
15. 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.
Christina Fernandez, City Recorder Date
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