City Council Agenda
City Council Meeting Agenda

Thursday, April 30,2020






Public Notice


Public notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of St. George, Washington County, Utah, will hold an electronic regular meeting at the St. George City Offices located at 175 East 200 North, St. George, Utah, on Thursday, April 30, 2020 commencing at 4:00 p.m.


The meeting will be broadcast via Zoom.  Persons who are allowed to comment during the meeting may also do so via Zoom.  To login to the meeting you may do so by visiting: or by calling one of the following phone numbers:

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Meeting ID: 993 1563 5061
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Instructions for participation will be given at the onset of the meeting. 


The agenda for the meeting is as follows:


1.            Consent Calendar.


a.            Consider approval of an agreement to extend term of lease between Dixie State University and the City of St. George for the city-owned hangar on Tech Ridge that currently houses the Dixie State University Film Department.


BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  Dixie State University Film Department currently occupies a city-owned hangar on Tech Ridge. At Dixie State's request, this agreement will extend the original lease agreement through May 31, 2020.  Staff recommends approval.


b.            Consider approval of the Greater Together Small Business Resilience Fund Agreement between the City of St. George and the St. George Area Chamber Foundation, outlining the terms and conditions for the Foundation to administer the $250,000 contributed by the City to the Greater Together Small Business Resilience Fund.


BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  In March 2020 the City of St. George joined Washington County, Washington City, Santa Clara City, and other private sector donors in creating the Greater Together Small Business Resilience Fund to provide 0%-interest loans to small businesses in Washington County impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This agreement outlines the terms and conditions under which the Foundation will administer the City's $250,000 contribution.  Staff recommends approval.


c.            Consider approval of $50,000 from CDBG COVID-19 funding to Friends of Switchpoint.


BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  Friends of Switchpoint is incurring unanticipated costs due to the COVID-19 outbreak, The City is receiving additional CDBG funding specifically for COVID-19 related expenses. This funding will assist Friends of Switchpoint in covering costs directly related to COVID-19.  Staff recommends approval.


2.            Consider approval of a resolution to convert property for city use.


BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The police department acquired ten Apple iPads during an investigation into fraud and theft.  They contacted all of the financial institutes about disposition of the iPads but only heard back from one who stated that they did not want the merchandise.  State law allows items to be converted for city use with approval of the city council after the owner has been contacted and fails to respond or waives their interest in the item.  At this time, the police would like the iPads converted for department use.  This conversion will save the department money.  Staff recommends approval of the resolution authorizing the conversion of the iPads for police department use.  Staff recommends approval.


3.            Consider approval of a request for a hillside development permit to allow mass grading of the Broken Rock Mesa area.  Located east of the proposed Desert Cliffs residential project, this area is a part of the Desert Canyons Master Plan.


          BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  Mass grading consists of cuts and fills to raise elevations for future development in a portion of the Ft Pierce Wash floodplain. Purpose of grading is to apply to FEMA for a letter of map revision (LOMR) based on fill. The mass grading and LOMR application is consistent with the current Conditional Letter of map Revision (CLOMR) of 2009. Portion of mass grading is within the hillside overlay zone.  AGEC completed a rock fall hazard study and the mass grading is outside of the area.  All earthwork shall comply with Geotech report and all drainage to comply with drainage report.  Staff recommends approval.


4.            Presentation by YESCO for relocation of a billboard on Bluff Street.


5.            Presentation regarding Water and Energy conservation.


6.            Discussion regarding the City’s participation in the Art Around the Corner.


7.            Discussion regarding this year’s 4th of July events.


8.            Reports from Mayor, Councilmembers, and City Manager.

9.            Request a closed session.


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Christina Fernandez, City Recorder                              Date         


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