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Thursday, May 21,2020

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NOTICE OF ELECTRONIC REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL

OF THE CITY OF ST. GEORGE,

WASHINGTON COUNTY, UTAH

 

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, May 21, 2020 commencing at 5:00 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: https://zoom.us/j/99579339540 or by calling one of the following phone numbers:

 

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The agenda for the meeting is as follows:

 

Call to Order                                                                                                 

Invocation

Flag Salute

 

1.            Consent Calendar.

a.    Consider approval of an agreement to purchase 0.92 acres of property and 5.20 acres of municipal easement along the Virgin River north of Sun River from the Lalonni G. Anderson Family Trust and Darren J. Coughlin Trust (50/50).

 

BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This agreement is for purchasing 0.92 acres of property and 5.20 acres of municipal easement along the Virgin River north of Sun River for the amount of $32,200 from the Lalonni G. Anderson Family Trust and Darren J. Coughlin Trust (50/50). Darren Coughlin installed erosion protection improvements in the vicinity of his property. This will give the city access for maintenance in the future. This purchase is fully funded by the Washington County Flood Control Authority.  Staff recommends approval.

 

b.    Consider approval of a Property Exchange Agreement with City and Dixie Power for the new Dixie Power substation by the Wastewater Treatment facility and accompanying Quitclaim Deeds and Easements.

 

BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  City and Dixie Power have agreed to exchange properties for Dixie Power's new substation, locating it further from Christensen Park and closer to the Wastewater Treatment facility.  If approved, this equal exchange of properties will be accomplished through a Property Exchange Agreement, Quitclaim Deeds, and Access and Power Line Easements.  Staff recommends approval.

 

c.    Consider approval of a Reimbursement Agreement with Quality Excavation for the installation of a waterline in the White Sands Phase V Subdivision.

 

BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This Reimbursement Agreement is for the up-sizing of culinary waterlines within the White Sands Subdivision, Phase V.  The City has already executed reimbursement agreements for the waterline upsizing in the previous phases of the White Sands Subdivision.  The main waterline will be upsized from an 8" to a 12" diameter line.  Staff recommends approval.

 

d.    Consider approval of the Financial report for April 2020.

 

BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The City has completed 10 months of the fiscal year or 83.33%. In relation to that, the General Fund revenues are at 79.75%.  Some predominant revenues affecting the overall revenue percentages are Current (Real) Property Taxes at 101.44% of budget, General Sales Taxes at 84.36%, Building Permits at 132.17%, and Class C Road allotment at 83.37%.  The General Fund expenditures are at 72.88% of the budget through April.  The majority of the departments are under budgets and have implemented the City's recession readiness guidelines for the remainder of this fiscal year.  Staff recommends approval.

 

2.            Presentation regarding the closing sale of bonds for the Wastewater Treatment Plan.

 

BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  Presentation by Jason Burningham, on the closing sale of bonds for the Wastewater Treatment Revenue Bonds, Series 2020 in the amount of $36,090,000 with proceeds used for the Wastewater Treatment Plant expansions project.  No action needed.

 

3.            Public hearing and resolution to review and approve amendments to the Fiscal Year 2019-20 Budget.

 

BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  City departments have submitted requests for adjustments to their fiscal year 2019-20 department budgets per their review and forecasts based upon completion of a little more than 80% of the fiscal year. Budget opening requests are primarily due to adjustments related to employee retirements, increases in expenditures and revenues due to higher-than-anticipated program participation or product sales, project re-allocations, and unforeseen emergency expenditures.  Staff recommends taking public comment and approval of the resolution.

 

4.            Consider approval of an ordinance amending Title 2, Chapter 1 of City code as it relates to Planning Commission's powers and duties.

 

BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  In this last Utah State legislative session, the state legislature passed HB 388 which added additional stipulations on Planning Commissions such as time frames for application review as well as other minor changes. The purpose of this ordinance is to ensure city code complies with the changes made by the state.  Staff recommends approval of the changes as proposed. 

 

5.            Consider a request for a Hillside Development Permit to allow development of an 18-lot single family housing subdivision to be called Desert Reserve Phase 1 on 3.97 acres located east of the proposed Desert Cliffs residential project.  This area is a part of the Desert Canyons Master Plan; zoning is PD-R (Planned Development Residential).

 

BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This is for a similar project to The Bluffs in Desert Canyons.  The applicant is Development Solutions, representative is Ken Miller.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.

 

6.            Consider approval of a preliminary plat for Desert Reserve Phase 1, an 18-lot residential subdivision located south of the future extension of Desert Canyons Parkway and west of Broken Rock Way, approximately 6100 South and 4200 East.

 

BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This subdivision is located within the Desert Canyons development south of the future extension of Desert Canyons Parkway and west of Broken Rock Way, approximately 6100 South and 4200 East.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.

 

7.            Consider approval of the preliminary plat for Auburn Hills Phase 14, a 40-lot residential subdivision located at the intersection of Fire Sky Drive and Carnelian Parkway.

 

BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This proposed subdivision is located within the Desert Color development at the intersection of Fire Sky Drive and Carnelian Parkway.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.

 

8.            Consider approval of a preliminary plat for Stonebridge Center Phase 1, a 6-lot commercial subdivision located at the southeast corner of 1450 South and River Road.

 

BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This subdivision is located at the southeast corner of 1450 South and River Road.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.

 

9.            Appointments to Boards and Commissions of the City.

 

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

 

11.        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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