City Council Minutes
City Council Meeting Minutes

Thursday, January 9,2020



ST. GEORGE CITY COUNCIL MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

JANUARY 9, 2020 5:00 P.M.

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

 

PRESENT:

Mayor Jon Pike

Councilmember Jimmie Hughes

Councilmember Michele Randall

Councilmember Bryan Smethurst

Councilmember Gregg McArthur

Councilmember Dannielle Larkin

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 Pastor Jimi Kestin and the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag was led by Councilmember Bryan Smethurst.

 

Mayor Pike mentioned the Economic Summit and that all six (6) candidates for Governor were in attendance.

 

LaDel Laub with Dixie Power sated they value their relationship with the City.  Because they are an electric cooperative, they give money back.  He gave the City a check for $28,000 which represents the City’s share of distribution.   

 

Mayor Pike noted Ron Thompson with the Washington County Water Conservancy District retired after which he read a proclamation proclaiming January 9, 2020 as Ron Thompson Day.  Each of the Councilmembers spoke about their experience with Mr. Thompson.

 

Councilmember Smethurst noted that today is National Law Enforcement.  He thanked the City’s Police Department for their service to the community. 

 

City Manager Adam Lenhard mentioned the corrected and amended agenda; item 14 will be heard after the Consent Calendar; and item 8 has been removed from the agenda.

 

COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC:

No comments were given.

 

CONSENT CALENDAR:

a.    Consider award of bid to Watts Construction Inc for the E-911 Relocation Project.

 

b.    Consider award of bid to Span Systems for the Sand Hollow Aquatic Center Dome Reconstruction Project.

 

c.    Consider award of bid to Interstate Rock Products for the Snow Canyon Parkway 1400 West Signal Project.

 

d.    Consider award of bid to Cache Valley Electric for the Bloomington substation Upgrade Project.

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e.    Consider award of bid to Feller Enterprises for the City Creek Drainage Improvements Project.

 

f.     Consider approval of a Professional Services Agreement with Alliance Consulting for the Virgin River North Trail - Fossil Falls to Millcreek Power Station.

 

g.    Consider approval of a Professional Services Agreement with JRCA Architects for the City Hall Remodel (phase 2) project.

 

h.    Consider approval of a Professional Service Agreement with JRCA Architects for the Police Department Phase 3 project.

 

i.     Consider approval of a new hangar lease on Lot 106 with Steven and Meriann VanBatavia.

 

j.     Consider approval of a new hangar lease on Lot 55E with Curtis & Lisa Hahn.

 

k.    Consider approval of the financial report for November 2019.

 

City Manager Adam Lenhard stated these items are administrative in nature and have been reviewed by staff after which he asked the Council if they would like to remove any of the items from the Consent Calendar to discuss, if not he suggested making a single motion to approve all of the items.   

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the consent calendar as presented.

SECOND:      The motion was seconded by Councilmember Hughes.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Randall – aye

Councilmember Smethurst – aye

Councilmember McArthur – aye

Councilmember Larkin – aye

 

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

         

ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE:

Consider an ordinance for changing the zone from C-3 (General Commercial) to PD-C (Planned Development Commercial) on approximately 2.54 acres for development of a professional office building.

 

Planner Ray Snyder presented the request to change the zone from C-3 to PD-C to construct a professional office building.  He provided a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: vicinity map; aerial map; approved preliminary plat; photos of the

area; zoning map; landscape plan; 2-D elevations for Planning Commission; 2-D elevations for City Council; 3-D renderings for Planning Commission; 3-D renderings for City Council; photo simulation; materials board.  The Planning Commission recommended

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approval.  The uses were recommended as follows: 1) Administrative, executive, professional medical and research offices, and businesses of an office type nature; 2)

Banking and financial institutions; 3) General research, not involving any industrial or manufacturing process; 4) Medical and biological laboratories; and 5) Real Estate offices.

 

City Attorney Shawn Guzman stated that Councilmember Larkin served on the Planning Commission prior to be elected to the City Council.  There are some items on tonight’s agenda that she voted on as a Planning Commission member; however, there is no conflict with her voting as a Councilmember at this meeting.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the ordinance the zone from C-3 to PD-C on approximately 2.54 acres for development of a professional office building.

SECOND:      The motion was seconded by Councilmember Smethurst.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Randall – aye

Councilmember Smethurst – aye

Councilmember McArthur – aye

Councilmember Larkin – aye

 

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

         

CITY SPONSORSHIP:

Consider approval to sponsor the Saint George Market event for Indigo Enterprises. Winsor Way LLC on May 8-9, 2020.

 

City Manager Adam Lenhard noted items 3, 4 and 5 are request for City sponsorship.   Typically, special events are approved the Special Events Committee; however, these three (3) needed a special review by the Council as they did not fit into the City’s rules and regulations.  

 

Mayor Pike mentioned a few years ago, the Council amended the ordinance to no longer waive fees.  When a request to waive fees is made, the Council needs to approve it.  

 

Applicant Indigo Klabanoff explained this is a pop-up market that will the Assistance League of Southern Utah.  She outlined what Assistance League provides to the community.  This event will take place at Town Square. 

 

Councilmember Randall noted she met with Indigo several times regarding this request.  She feels this will be a nice event. 

 

Mayor Pike noted the sponsorship request includes:  1) Fee waiver for the Special Event Permit fee ($150/day); 2) Fee waiver for the park reservation fee ($150/hour); 3) Fee

waiver for the sub-license fees for each vendor ($5 each); and 4) Firetruck on display.  Staff is recommending approval with the condition that a special event permit application be approved.

 

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City Manager Adam Lenhard clarified this will be an on-duty fire truck; if there is a call, it would need to leave.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Larkin to approve the fee waivers as presented with the caveat shared by City Manager Adam Lenhard.

SECOND:      The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Randall – aye

Councilmember Smethurst – aye

Councilmember McArthur – aye

Councilmember Larkin – aye

 

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

         

CITY SPONSORSHIP:

Consider approval to sponsor the Winter Roundup for Sky Nine Ranch, LLC on February 7, 8, 21 & 22, 2020.

 

Applicant Jaymes Holcomb explained he is asking for a sponsorship and partnership.  This is a 4-day rodeo event on the 2nd and 4th weekends in February will take place at the Dixie Sun Bowl from 6PM-10PM each night with approximately 75 participants and 300+ spectators.  He noted this event is sanctioned by the Rocky Mountain Professional Rodeos Association.

 

Councilmember Randall stated she would like to see this event take place and be successful. 

 

After being asked by Councilmember Larkin, Mr. Holcomb explained this is not a non-profit entity; however, he does not anticipate they will make much of a profit.  He added that they will charge admission fees.  If successful, he would like to continue with the event in future years.

 

Mayor Pike explained the Council is not committing to anything for next year.  He asked the Council is they would like to make a motion to approve tonight’s request.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the request so sponsor the Winter Roundup for Sky Nine Ranch, LLC.

SECOND:      The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Randall – aye

Councilmember Smethurst – aye

Councilmember McArthur – aye

Councilmember Larkin – aye

 

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

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CONTINUED SPONSORSHIP:

Consider approval to continue sponsorship of the annual Juan's Spring Festival event for Canyon Media on March 28, 2020.

 

City Manager Adam Lenhard clarified the City has sponsored in the past and actually participates in this event.  He noted this is one of the unique events that helps the City interact with the Hispanic community; great relationships have formed over the past few years. 

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the request as presented.

SECOND:      The motion was seconded by Councilmember Larkin.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Randall – aye

Councilmember Smethurst – aye

Councilmember McArthur – aye

Councilmember Larkin – aye

 

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

City Manager Adam Lenhard noted staff is asking that the applicant recruits volunteers to assist with clean up and trash cans.

 

AMENDED

MOTION:      Councilmember Randall amended her motion to include the note from City Manager Adam Lenhard.

SECOND:      The amended motion was seconded by Councilmember Larkin.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Randall – aye

Councilmember Smethurst – aye

Councilmember McArthur – aye

Councilmember Larkin – aye

 

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

         

PUBLIC HEARING/AMENDED FINAL PLAT:

Public hearing and consideration of an amended final subdivision plat for Ancestor Square Condominiums Amended by increasing the size of the Adobe Building (Units 38 & 39).  By making this change they are converting common area, which is a public easement, into private ownership.

 

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the request to amend a final subdivision plat by increasing the size of private ownership of one of the buildings.  This area is currently common area and is a public easement.  This is located at 2 West St.

 

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George Blvd., Unit 38 & 39.  Zoning is C-4.  He showed and outlined the amended final plat.

 

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

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the amended final plat for Ancestor Square Condominiums Amended for units 38 & 39.

SECOND:      The motion was seconded by Councilmember Smethurst.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Randall – aye

Councilmember Smethurst – aye

Councilmember McArthur – aye

Councilmember Larkin – aye

 

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

         

PUBLIC HEARING/AMENDED FINAL PLAT:

Public hearing and consideration of an amended final subdivision plat for Canyon Terrace Estates Phase 2 by reducing the size of Lot 23 from 7.00 acres to 3.26 acres and creating Lot 28; all easements are to remain.

 

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the request to amend a final subdivision plat by reducing the size of Lot 23 from 7.00 acres to 3.26 acres and to creating lot 28.  This request is located at 1625 N. Lava Flow Drive; zoning is R-1-10.  He showed and outlined the amended final plat. 

 

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

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the amended final plat for Canyon Terrace Estates Phase 2.

SECOND:      The motion was seconded by Councilmember Hughes.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Randall – aye

Councilmember Smethurst – aye

Councilmember McArthur – aye

Councilmember Larkin – aye

 

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

         

PUBLIC HEARING/AMENDED FINAL PLAT:

Public hearing and consideration of an amended final subdivision plat for Crimson Cliffs Phase 3 by increasing the size of Lot 7 and vacating the public

 

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utilities and drainage easement at the Northeast corner of the existing lot.  A new easement is being granted along the cul-de-sac at 2150 South Circle.

 

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the request to amend a final subdivision plat by increasing the size of Lot 7 and to vacate the public utilities and drainage easement at the Northeast corner of the existing lot.  This is located at 2185 South 2440 East Circle; zoning is RE-12.5.  He showed and outlined the amended final plat. 

 

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

 

Councilmember Hughes stepped out.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Smethurst to approve the amended final subdivision plat for Crimson Cliffs Phase 3 by increasing the size of Lot 7 and vacating the public utilities and drainage easement at the Northeast corner of the existing lot.

SECOND:      The motion was seconded by Councilmember Hughes.

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

 

Councilmember Randall – aye

Councilmember Smethurst – aye

Councilmember McArthur – aye

Councilmember Larkin – aye

 

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

         

PUBLIC HEAIRNG/VACATE EXISTING PUBLIC UTILITY EASEMENT/ORDINANCE:

Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance to vacate an existing public utility easement located between Lot 43 & 44, Entrada at Snow Canyon Chaco Bench Phase 2 and establish a new easement to the north.

 

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the request to consider vacating the public utility easement located between Lot 43 & 44, Entrada at Snow Canyon Chaco Bench Phase 2 located at 2688 N. Chaco Trail and establish a new easement to the north; zoning is PD-R.  He showed and outlined the easement vacation plat.

 

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

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the ordinance vacating an existing public utility easement located between lot 43 & 44 of Entrada at Snow Canyon Chaco Bench Phase 2.

SECOND:      The motion was seconded by Councilmember McArthur.

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

 

Councilmember Randall – aye

Councilmember Smethurst – aye

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Councilmember McArthur – aye

Councilmember Larkin – aye

 

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

         

PUBLIC HEARING/AMENDED FINAL PLAT:

Public Hearing and consideration of an amended final subdivision plat for The Reserve at River Hollow Phase 1.  The purpose of this amended plat is to change the access location for Lots 14 & 15, allowing them access off 2780 East Street instead of 1170 South Circle, this also affects Lot 13.  Easements are also being adjusted to fit the changes.

 

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the request to amend a final subdivision plat by changing the vehicular access from 1170 South Street to 2780 East Street for Lots 14 & 15.  This is located at 2741 East 1170 South Circle; zoning is RE-20.  He showed and outlined the amended final plat. 

 

City Attorney Shawn Guzman asked for clarification.  He noted the request will not affect lot 13 as it does not cross on the lot, rather it crosses the lots behind.

 

Councilmember Hughes returned.

 

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

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember McArthur to approve the amended final plat for The Reserve at River Hollow Phase 1.

SECOND:      The motion was seconded by Councilmember Larkin.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – did not vote as he was not present for the discussion

Councilmember Randall – aye

Councilmember Smethurst – aye

Councilmember McArthur – aye

Councilmember Larkin – aye

 

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

         

PUBLIC HEARING/AMENDED FINAL PLAT:

Public Hearing and consideration of an amended final subdivision plat for Sentieri Canyon at Divario Phase 1 to adjust some of the lot lines along with the municipal utility easements associated with those lots, add common area along Sentieri Vista Drive, and add Lot 51.

 

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the request to consider amending a final subdivision plat by adjusting Lots 1, 8, 12, and 25-37 and their easements and also to add common area along Sentieri Vista Drive and add Lot 51, located on the North side

 

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of Sentieri Vista Drive at approximately 2950 West and 340 South; zoning is R-1-10.  He showed and outlined the amended final plat.

 

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

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Larkin to approve the amended final plat for Sentieri Canyon at Divario Phase 1 to adjust some of the lot lines along with the municipal utility easements associated with those lots, add common area along Sentieri Vista Drive, and add Lot 51.

SECOND:      The motion was seconded by Councilmember Smethurst.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Randall – aye

Councilmember Smethurst – aye

Councilmember McArthur – aye

Councilmember Larkin – aye

 

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

         

AMEND CITY CODE/ORDINANCE:

Consider approval of an ordinance amending Title 9, Chapter 14, Stormwater Management, of the St. George City Code.

 

City Engineer Jay Sandberg explained this amendment is necessary to bring the City's Stormwater Ordinance into compliance with its State of Utah Storm Water Permit.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the ordinance amending Title 9, Chapter 14, Stormwater Management, of the St. George City Code.

SECOND:      The motion was seconded by Councilmember McArthur.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Randall – aye

Councilmember Smethurst – aye

Councilmember McArthur – aye

Councilmember Larkin – aye

 

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

         

ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE:

Consider approval of an ordinance changing the zone from M-2 (Industrial) to M-C (Industrial - Commercial) on approximately 1.97 acres located at 3292 East Deseret Drive.

 

Planner Ray Snyder stated the applicant seeks a zone change to M-C to allow a broader use list which is available in the M-C zone.  He provided a PowerPoint presentation

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covering the following topics: aerial map; zoning map; and street view.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.

 

Councilmember Larkin commented she is concerned that there are not sidewalks on 3050 East. 

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Smethurst to approve the ordinance changing the zone from M-2 to M-C on approximately 1.97 acres located at 3292 East Desert Drive.

SECOND:      The motion was seconded by Councilmember Larkin.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Randall – aye

Councilmember Smethurst – aye

Councilmember McArthur – aye

Councilmember Larkin – aye

 

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

         

BOUNDARY LINE ADJUSTMENT/RESOLUTION:

Consider approval of a resolution declaring the intent to consider adjusting a common municipal boundary line with the City of Santa Clara.

 

Assistant Public Works Director explained the applicant is requesting a City boundary line adjustment between Santa Clara and St. George.  Santa Clara is considering this item at their next meeting.  He showed a plat and outlined the proposed boundary line adjustment. 

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the resolution declaring the intent to consider adjusting a common municipal boundary line with the City of Santa Clara as explained.

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 Smethurst – aye

Councilmember McArthur – aye

Councilmember Larkin – aye

 

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

         

PRELIMINARY PLAT:

Consider approval of the preliminary plat for Desert Color Resort Phase 4, an 8-lot residential subdivision located in the resort area of the Desert Color development.

 

 

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Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the preliminary plat for Desert Color Resort Phase 4.  This is part of the resort area of the Desert Color development where there are only private roads.  He showed and outlined the preliminary plat.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the preliminary plat for Desert Color Resort Phase 4.

SECOND:      The motion was seconded by Councilmember Smethurst.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Randall – aye

Councilmember Smethurst – aye

Councilmember McArthur – aye

Councilmember Larkin – aye

 

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

         

CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT:

Consider approval of a conditional use permit to operate a short-term rental at an existing Landmark Site known as the Samuel Miles Home located at 306 South Main.

 

Community Development Director John Willis presented the request for a conditional use permit to operate a short-term rental at an existing Landmark Site known as the Samuel Miles Home located at 306 South Main.  He provided a PowerPoint presentation

Covering the following topics: vicinity map; zoning and general plan maps; historic plaque; property photos.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.  Conditions of approval are: a maximum occupancy of twelve (12) people; the home can only be rented as a single unit, no lock out units are permitted; and signage is limited to one attached or freestanding sign of up to twenty-four square feet. 

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Smethurst to approve the conditional use permit to operate a short-term rental at an existing Landmark Site known as the Samuel Miles Home located at 306 South Main with the conditions of the Planning Commission.

SECOND:      The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Randall – aye

Councilmember Smethurst – aye

Councilmember McArthur – aye

Councilmember Larkin – aye

 

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

         

REPORTS FROM MAYOR, COUNCILEMMBERS, AND CITY MANAGER:

Councilmember Larkin reported that the Bicycle Collective vacated their original building. 

 

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City Attorney Shawn Guzman noted that the property the Bicycle Collective has relocated to on Bluff Street is owned by the County; it is a Council of Governments property.  There is an agreement drafted that will be back for approval in the future.  

 

Councilmember Hughes commented that the Point in Time count will take place soon.

 

Mayor Pike reminded the Council about Heritage Days this Saturday.  He noted the second City employee meeting will take place on Friday.

 

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

SECOND:      The motion was seconded by Councilmember Larkin.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Randall – aye

Councilmember Smethurst – aye

Councilmember McArthur – aye

Councilmember Larkin – aye

 

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

 

 

 

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Christina Fernandez, City Recorder