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, February 6, 2020 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 reimbursement agreement with the Washington County Flood Control Authority for Ft. Pierce Wash Maintenance Project.
BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: This agreement is for reimbursement from the Washington County Flood Control Authority up to the amount of $437,500 for the Ft. Pierce Wash Maintenance Project. $237,000 in FY 20, and $200,000 in FY 2021-2024 ($50,000/yr). Staff recommends approval.
b. Consider approval of the financial report for December 2019.
BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: The City has completed 6 months or 50.00% of the fiscal year. In relation to that, the General Fund revenues are at 48.27%. Some predominant revenues affecting the overall revenue percentages are Property Taxes (72.22%), General Sales Tax (50.49%), Building Permits (77.88%), Class C Road allotment (52.27%), and Airport revenues (49.41%). The General Fund expenditures are at 43.73% of the budget year-to-date. There are some departments that are over their YTD budgets, but most of these are typical for this point in the year. Overall departments are doing well to stay within their budgets. Staff recommends approval.
c. Consider approval of a lease agreement with Lowney Holdings LLC for property located at 320 East 600 South.
BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: This is a lease agreement with JMI to lease the property located at 320 East 600 South as temporary offices for Legal, City Administration, and Human Resources during the remodel and expansion of City Hall. It includes a 12-month term with an automatic, month-to-month renewal up to 6 months. The monthly lease rate is $11,000 and includes CAMs but not utilities. We will have to perform minor remodeling inside to accommodate the uses of our departments. If approved, we will take occupancy on February 15, 2020. Staff recommends approval.
d. Consider approval of a lease agreement with JMI for property located at 275 East St. George Boulevard.
BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: This is a lease agreement with JMI to lease the property located at 275 East St. George Boulevard as temporary offices for Community Development, Administrative Services, and Public Works Departments during the remodel and expansion of City Hall. It includes an 18-month term that can be terminated early with 60 days notice without penalty. The monthly lease rate is $11,591.67 and includes CAMs but not utilities and property tax. We will have to perform minor remodeling inside to accommodate the uses of our departments. If approved, we will take occupancy on March 1, 2020. Staff recommends approval.
e. Consider approval of a Joint Cooperation Statement Regarding Use of Natural Gas and Energy Efficiency.
BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: This is an agreement to cooperate with Dominion Energy to promote energy efficiency and reducing air pollution by using natural gas and natural gas products. Staff recommends approval with changes made by the Legal Department.
3. Consider approval of a request to sponsor the St. George Streetfest for A.R.T.S. Inc. on the 1st Friday of each month from March through December 2020.
BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: This event series is held on the 1st Friday of each month (March 20, 2020 through December 4, 2020) on Tabernacle Street between Main Street and 100 West, with a beer garden inside Green Gate Village. The sponsorship request includes: 1) Setup big stage; 2) Fee waivers for: a) Special Event Permit ($150/day), b) Alcohol License ($500/yr), c) Local Consent ($50/day), d) Encroachment ($255/day), e) 4 Police Officers ($55/hr), f) Sub-License Fees ($5 each); 3) No Parking signs on Thursday nights; 4) $2000/day; 5) Extra 50 amp power with spider box, and 6) Two events may also close Main Street between 79 North and Tabernacle. Staff recommends approval of this sponsorship request, with the condition that a special event application is approved.
4. Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance vacating a public utility easement located between lots 439 and 442 of Foremaster Ridge Phase 4 Amended and approval to merge said lots together into one lot.
BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: This request is to vacate the public utility easement located between lots 439 and 442 and approval to merge said lots together into one lot located at 1682 East 180 South Street; zoning is R-1-8. The JUC recommended approval.
5. Consider approval of an ordinance amending the PD-C zone located at 120 West 1470 South by adding "adolescent stabilization facility" to the approved use list for this site.
BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: This is a zone change amendment (ZCA) request to add ‘adolescent stabilization facility’ to the previously approved ‘use list’ at this location. According to the applicant this use would provide care and treatment (not to exceed 30 days) (not to exceed 50 beds) for adolescent suicide prevention, depression, anxiety, drug overdose, and other mental disorders. Per the applicant this is similar to a specialized adolescent psychiatric hospital. The Planning Commission recommended approval with conditions.
6. Consider approval of an ordinance amending the general plan from LDR (Low Density Residential) to PO (Professional Office) on approximately 3.0 acres located at 2046 North Tuweap Drive.
BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: This an existing facility (Ted Warthen Center) which has operated for many years within a surrounding residential community. The facility was originally built as a hospice center; however, the most recent use was as an assisted living facility. The CUP expired after more than a year of non-operation and the zoning ordinance no longer allows a CUP to be requested. Staff generally supports the GPA, but feels if approved, then careful selection will be required when selecting ‘uses’ compatible with the area with a future zone change application. The Planning Commission recommended approval.
7. Consider approval of an ordinance amending the general plan from MDR (Medium Density Residential) to COM (Commercial) on approximately 6.72 acres generally located west of River Road near the intersection of 2800 South Street and River Road.
BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: A general plan amendment was approved by Council for Case No. 2019-GPA-005 on June 6, 2019 for this same location. At that time, the approval was to amend the general plan from FP (Flood Plain) and MDR (Medium Density Residential) to COM (Commercial) on approximately 2.85 acres and MDR (Medium Density Residential) on approximately 6.72 acres. This current request is to change the MDR area (6.72 acres) into COM resulting in a total of approximately 9.57 acres of commercial land use. The Planning Commission recommended approval.
8. Consider an ordinance changing the general plan from COM (Commercial) and LDR (Low Density Residential) land use designations to MDR (Medium Density Residential) and move a portion of the currently designated MDR (Medium Density Residential) to COM (Commercial); property is generally located south of Canyon View Drive and southwest of Dixie Drive.
BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: In 2018, the applicant applied for a General Plan amendment on the subject property. That request was granted and changed the land use from low density to a mix of commercial, medium density and low density. The applicant is proposing to amend the land use again not to introduce a new category but to reconfigure the mix of commercial and residential along Dixie Drive and a future right-of-way. The Planning Commission recommended approval.
9. Consider an ordinance for a zone change amendment to the Desert Color PD-R (Planned Development Residential) to develop phase 4 of Auburn Hills in the Desert Color development.
BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: The fourth phase of Auburn Hills will include 59 multi-family, townhome units. Phase 4 is located inside the boundary of phase three which is approximately 18.57 acres and will have 57 single family homes. If we look at Auburn Hills all together as a unit, the density is approximately 10.42 units per acre. Planning Commission recommended approval of the application with the following comments and conditions: 1) A detailed landscape plan will need to be submitted with the construction drawings; 2) All units will meet the required parking standards whether on street or on site; and 3) Future elevations will need to be submitted and approved through a separate approval process.
10. Consider a request for a hillside development permit to allow a revision of a previously approved hillside permit; this revision is to allow a storm water line and a water line to travel from the top of Tech Ridge mesa down (in a previously disturbed path - scar) to intercept "Cloud Drive" and continue down to Black Ridge Cove (subdivision) and to terminate in the vicinity of Indian Hills Drive.
BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: This is a request for a revision to a previously approved Hillside Development Permit (Case 2018-HS-003) which allows development of a west access road (“Cloud Drive”) for the “Tech Ridge Development.” The purpose of this revision is to allow the storm water and water utilities from the Black Ridge Cove development (subdivision) for Tech Ridge to travel in a different route. The Planning Commission recommended approval.
11. Consider approval of a preliminary plat for Auburn Hills Phase 4, a 59-lot residential subdivision located in the Desert Color development.
BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: This preliminary plat is part of the Desert Color development. The Planning Commission recommended approval.
12. Consider approval of a preliminary plat for Blue Heron Estates, a 22-lot residential subdivision located at approximately 1965 South 3000 East.
BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: This property is located at approximately 1965 South between 3000 East and 3210 East. The Planning Commission recommended approval.
13. Consider for approval an ordinance regulating the design, location and construction of small wireless facilities in public-rights-of-way.
BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: The City recognizes a need to regulate the design, location, and construction of wireless communication facilities in public rights-of-way. This ordinance is to regulate the use of public rights-of-way by wireless communication providers related to small wireless communication facilities to the extent allowed by law to promote and protect public health, safety and welfare. Staff recommends approval.
14. Consider approval of an ordinance adopting Title 4, Chapter 10 of City Code Health, Safety and Property Maintenance.
BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: Provisions in this ordinance were previously in Title 10 and are being relocated to Title 4, Chapter 10. In addition, modifications are being proposed as outlined in the draft ordinances. Staff recommends approval.
15. Consider approval of an ordinance amending and enacting Title 7, Chapter 6, Airport, of City Code bringing it current with state and federal law and to repeal the advisory board provisions.
BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: These changes are to remove some outdated requirements and bring the ordinance into compliance with the current law as well as with current practices. For example, the current ordinance allows the city manager to issue a citation. State law no longer allows this so the item needs to be removed from the ordinance. Another example is the airport advisory board has not been used for some time so the provision needs to be removed from the ordinance. Staff recommends approval.
16. Consider approval of an ordinance increasing the fees for cat adoption at the St. George Animal Shelter.
BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: The Animal Shelter collects fees when animals are adopted to cover various costs associated with licensing and other administrative processes. The shelter staff now includes a micro-chip for cats that are adopted and is seeking to increase the adoption fees to cover the costs associated with that service. Currently the fees are $40.00 per cat, which does not cover the cost for the micro-chip. This will assist in identifying a stray animal's owner. Staff recommends a $10.00 dollar increase in the cat adoption fees to compensate for the cost of the chip.
17. Consider approval of a resolution appointing representatives to serve on the Administrative Control Board of Washington County Special Service District No. 1.
BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: Mayor Pike and the Council Members sit on the Administrative Control Board of Washington County Special Service District No. 1. A resolution is needed to remove Council Members Bowcutt, Arial and Baca and to appoint Council Members Smethurst, McArthur and Larkin to the Board. Staff recommends approval.
18. Consider approval of purchase and sale agreement with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints for the sale of City owned property located at 400 South Street.
BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: This sale is for 1.091-acre portion of property located at 400 South street, between 200 East Street and 300 East Street, St. George. Purchase price is $312,500.00. Staff recommends approval.
19. Appointments to Boards and Commissions of the City.
20. Reports from Mayor, Councilmembers, and City Manager.
21. 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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