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Thursday, June 4,2020

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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, June 4, 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/96810661472or 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.            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 christina.fernandez@sgcity.org.

 

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 Grant AIP 32 with the FAA for Snow Removal Equipment at the Airport.

 

BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The FAA has obligated and approved $150,000 for the purchase of snow removal equipment (i.e. a loader with snow removal appurtenances) at the airport. The grant will pay 100% of the cost (i.e. no City match).  Staff recommends approval of the AIP 32 grant agreement with the FAA for snow removal equipment at the airport.

 

b.    Consider Approval of a Grant AIP 33 with the FAA for Pavement Sealing at the Airport.

 

BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The FFA has obligated and approved an amount of $685,000 for pavement management at the airport. Where typical and historical grants require approx. 10% match by the City, this grant agreement includes the FAA paying 100% of the project costs.  Staff recommends approval of the AIP 33 grant with the FAA for pavement management at the airport.

 

c.    Consider approval of Airport Grant AIP 35 with the FAA for CARES Act Funding.

 

BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The FAA has obligated an amount of $4,383,416 to be used at the St. George Airport for normal operations and maintenance through the CARES Act. A grant has been prepared for the obligated funds. These funds do not require a local match. The operations and maintenance at the airport may be reimbursed using these funds. There is currently no expiration on the use of these funds.  Staff recommends approval.

 

d.    Consider award of bid to Honnen Equipment Company to purchase snow removal equipment at the airport.

 

BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This bid is associated with the AIP 32 Grant with the FAA and is being paid 100% by the grant. There were two bids received for the snow removal equipment (i.e. loader and snow removal appurtenances). One bid did not meet the requirements of the bid and contract documents; as such, Honnen Equipment is being recommended for the award of the bid for an amount of $121,635.49. This item was approved in the FY19-20 budget for $130,000. The AIP 32 Grant Agreement is for $150,000 (100% funded by the grant).  Staff recommends award of the bid to Honnen Equipment for the purchase of the snow removal equipment at the airport.

 

e.    Consider award of bid to JP Excavating for drainage improvements at the airport

 

BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This bid is associated with the AIP 33 Grant with the FAA. Bid Schedule I of the project is eligible for federal funds and is being funded 100% by the AIP 33 Grant ($172,281) and consists of drainage improvements on the north and south ends of the airport. There were three bidders on the project, but only two of the three bidders bid on Schedule I.

 

f.     Consider award of bid to Straight Stripe Painting, Inc for drainage improvements and pavement maintenance at the airport.

 

BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This bid is associated with the AIP 33 Grant with the FAA. The portion of the project (Schedule II) that is eligible for federal funds (i.e. runway and taxiways leading to the terminal, ARFF, and FBO areas) is being covered by the grant at 100% ($460,128). The portion of the project (Schedule III) which is not eligible for federal funds is being covered by airport revenue funds ($104,695) which will in-turn be reimbursed by CARES Act funding. There were three bidders on the project, but only one of the three bidders bid on Schedules II and III (pavements maintenance).  Staff recommends award of Schedules II and III of the project to Straight Stripe Painting for the pavement maintenance at the airport.

 

g.    Consider approval to award bid to Precision Contractors for the Seegmiller Marsh to 1450 South Jensen Portion project.

 

BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The sewer master plan shows that we will need to upsize this line by 2027. The owner of the property is in the process of subdividing the land and will be building a large home on the new parcel. If we wait until 2027 to upsize this line it will disturb the landscape and a retaining wall that will soon be on the property.  This was a formal bid and four bids were received.  Staff recommends approval

 

h.    Consider approval of an agreement with YESCO for the relocation of two (2) smaller double-sided billboards previously located on Sunset Blvd. to one larger billboard at approximately 1088 South Bluff Street as presented to the council at the work meeting held on April 30th.  The council voted to move forward with the agreement 4-1.

 

BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This action is needed to allow YESCO to relocate two smaller double-sided billboards that were located on Sunset Blvd. to another location.  The new location for the combined double-sided billboard will be approximately 1088 South Bluff St.  The agreement states that the new billboard cannot be converted to digital without the City's written permission and cannot be relocated (notwithstanding state law).  Staff recommends approval.

 

i.     Request to approve a reimbursement agreement with Color Country of Washington County, LLC for the reconstruction of a portion of 750 North,

 

BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  Color Country of Washington County, LLC is constructing a new duplex and a new triplex at the southwest corner of Valley View Drive and 750 North.  With the construction of this project, the owner is required to improve a portion of 750 North along the frontage of owner's property.  The roadway is in poor condition so the owner has agreed to contribute 2/5ths of the cost to reconstruct the roadway or $24,643.20 and city has agreed to pay the remaining 3/5ths or $36,964.80.  A portion of the city cost will be paid from Pavement Management and the other portion from developer matching.  Staff recommends approval.

 

 

 

j.     Consider approval of daytime irrigation restrictions for those that irrigation with culinary water.

 

BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  Due to the high summer daytime temperatures that result in more water loss due to evaporation, staff would like to prohibit daytime watering for those that water their lawns with culinary water.   This restriction does not apply to customers using irrigation quality water as the irrigation system does not have the capacity for all of those large users to irrigate in 12 hours.  This includes city golf courses, most parks, cemeteries and many Washington County School District ball fields as well as Dixie State University fields. Staff recommends that outside irrigation be done between the hours of 8:00 pm and 8:00 AM.   Staff encourages customers to complete watering by about 4:00 am due to the high demand on the system from 4:00 am - 6:00 am.  By avoiding irrigation during those times, it helps to manage water pressure throughout the system.

 

k.    Consider approval of the minutes from the meetings held on April 16, 2020; April 30, 2020; May 7, 2020; May 14, 2020; and May 21, 2020.

 

3.            Update from Dixie Regional Medical Center regarding COVID-19.

 

4.            Consider approval of an ordinance amending Title 5, Chapter 3, Section 7 of City code, Fireworks and Other Ignition Source Restrictions.

 

BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  Each year the city is required to identify areas of the city which are a fire hazard, identify those areas on a map and have the council approve the area for restricting fireworks and other ignition sources from being used in those areas.  In addition, the code needs to be amended to bring it into compliance with changes to the state law and remove sections that duplicate state law.  The primary change is removing the section that makes this violation a class B misdemeanor as the state law now makes it an infraction.  Staff recommends approval of the amendments to the ordinance and adoption of the restrictions shown on the map.

 

5.            Public hearing to review and take public comment regarding non-reciprocal transfers for unbilled utility services from the Electric, Water, and Sewer Enterprise Funds to other City Funds.

 

BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The City of St. George has funds that operate as business-type funds, providing water, energy, and sewer collection and treatment services to customers and charging fees based upon consumption (usage) at rates established by the St. George City Council.  Most city-owned facilities are charged for these services, but some services are provided at no cost to the City.  No action required.

 

6.            Public hearing to review and take public comment regarding the proposed transfers from the Enterprise (Business-type) Funds to Other Funds included in the recommended fiscal year 2020-2021 budget.

 

BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  General Fund provides administrative and overhead services to the enterprise (business-type) funds.  These services include utility billing, payment collection, and customer service functions, as well as indirect costs for human resources, legal, technology, fleet maintenance, and other administrative services.  If these functions were not provided by the General Fund, the enterprise funds would need to hire additional employees and pay the direct personnel, materials, and supplies, and equipment costs and/or hire consultants and pay their fees.  No action required.

 

7.            Public hearing to receive citizen input concerning the proposed Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Budget.

 

BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The Preliminary Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Budget was presented May 7, 2020 and has been available on the City's website and at the City Recorder's Office. State Law requires the City to have at least one public hearing to receive citizen input before formally adopting the City’s final annual fiscal budget, and also requires the budget be adopted on or before June 30th. We will have two public hearings to take citizen input. This is the first hearing and the second hearing will be on June 18, 2020.  No action is needed during the June 4, 2020 public hearing. Official action to adopt the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Budget will be requested during the June 18, 2020 public hearing.

 

8.            Public hearing and consideration of an amended final subdivision plat for Shaw Subdivision at Moorland Park by merging Lot 14, Moorland Park Phase 1 and Lot 17, Moorland Park Phase 2 into one lot and to vacate the public utilities and drainage easement between said lots.

 

BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This request is to consider an amended final subdivision plat for Shaw Subdivision at Moorland Park by merging Lot 14, Moorland Park Phase 1 and Lot 17, Moorland Park Phase 2 into one lot and to vacate the public utilities and drainage easement between said lots.  The lots are located at 2929 East 1140 South Street; zoning is R-1-10.  The Joint Utilities Commission recommended approval.

 

9.            Consider approval of an ordinance changing the zone from A-1 (Agriculture 40,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size) to RE-12.5 (Residential Estate 12,500 sq. ft. minimum lot size) on approximately 21.04 acres for residential development generally located at approximately 2400 South Crimson Cliffs Way.

 

BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  South of new High School and by Washington City limits residential subdivisions. The applicant requests RE-12.5, staff recommends RE-37.5, and the Planning Commission recommended RE-20 due to concerns of location by agricultural zones. 

 

10.        Consider approval of an ordinance amending various sections of Title 10 - Zoning Regulations.

 

BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  On October 17, 2019, the City Council approved a comprehensive rewrite of Title 10 of the City Code also referred to as the zoning code or zoning regulations. The result was a complete repeal of the old code and replacement with the current code. As is typical with any new code, as it is implemented and enforced, adjustments need to be made. Staff has contemplated the need for changes from the beginning and have kept a running list of items to adjust and bring back to the City Council for consideration.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.

 

 

11.        Consider approval of a preliminary plat for Arbors Phases 11-15, an 85-lot residential subdivision located on the southwest corner of the intersection of 3000 East and Seegmiller Drive.

 

BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This proposed subdivision is located on the southwest corner of the intersection of 3000 East and Seegmiller Drive.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.

 

12.        Appointments to Boards and Commissions of the City.

 

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

 

14.        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.

 

 

 

 

________________________________              ______________________________

Annette Hansen, Deputy City Recorder               Date

 

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