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...nal subdivision plat for Escapes at the Ledges Phase 5 by adjusting units 515-518, which affects the common area (easements) Interested persons are encouraged to present their views in writing to the City Council prior to the meeting for this public hearing, held in the Council Chambers - City Hall at 175 East and 200 North.  Pursuant to the Executive Order issued by Governor Gary Herbert on March 18, 2020 regarding Electronic Public Meetings, please be advised that the St. George City Council meeting will be held electronically.  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/332593517 or by calling one of the following phone numbers:   Dial by your location        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)        +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)        +1 253 215 8782 US        +1 301 715 8592 US        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) Meeting ID: 332 593 517    Instructions for participation will be given at the onset of the meeting.    An anchor location will be located at the St. George City Hall Council Chambers located at 175 E 200 N, St. George Utah.  Due to recommendations from the State o...


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...f Tuweap Drive.   A public hearing will be held on Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 5:00 PM in the St. George City Hall Council Chambers at 175 East 200 North.   The City of St. George will adjust the boundaries unless, at or before the public hearing, written protests to the adjustment are filed by the owners of private real property that: is located within the area proposed for adjustment; covers at least 25% of the total private land area within the area proposed for adjustment; and is equal in value to at least 15% of the value of all private real property within the area proposed for adjustment.   The subject area of the boundary adjustment will, because of the boundary adjustment, be automatically annexed to a local district providing fire protection, paramedic, and emergency services or a local district providing law enforcement service, as the case may be, as provided in Section 17B-1-416, if: the municipality to which the area is being added because of the boundary adjustment is entirely within the boundaries of a local district: that provides fire protection, paramedic, and emergency services or law enforcement service, respectively; and in the creation of which an election was not required because of Subsection 17B-1-214(3)(c): and the municipality from which the area is being taken because of the boundary adjustment is not within the boundaries of the local district.   The subject of the boundary adjustment will be automatically withdrawn from a local district providing fire protection, paramedic, and emergency services, as provided in Subsection 17B-1-502(2), if the municipality to which the area is being added because of the boundary adjustment is not within the boundaries of a local district: that provide fire protection, paramedic, and emergency services; and in the creation of which an election was not required because of Subsection 17B-1-214(3)(c); and the municipality from which the area is being taken because of the boundary adjustment is entirely within the boundaries of the local district.   Interested persons are encouraged to present their views in writing to the City Council prior to the meeting for this public hearing, held in the Council Chambers - City Hall at 175 East and 200 North.  Pursuant to the Executive Order issued by Governor Gary Herbert on March 18, 2020 regarding Electronic Public Meetings, please be advised that the St. George City Council meeting will be held electronically.  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 Zoom meeting please refer to the City Council meeting agenda.   Instructions for participation will be given at the onset of the meeting.   An anchor location will be located at the St. George City Hall Council Chambers located at 175 E 200 N, St. George Utah.  Due to recommendations from the State of Utah and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, electronic attendance/participation is strongly encouraged as space at the anchor location will be limited.   Please contact Christina Fernandez at (435) 627-4003 with any questions regarding electronic participation in the council meeting.   Reasonable Accommodation:  The City of St. George will make efforts to provide reasonable accommodations to disabled members of the public in accessing City programs.  Please contact the City Human Resources Office, 627-4671, at least 24 hours in advance if you have special needs.   Brenda ...


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... Pursuant to the Executive Order issued by Governor Gary Herbert on March 18, 2020 regarding Electronic Public Meetings, please be advised that the St. George City Council meeting will be held electronically.  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/332593517 or by calling one of the following phone numbers:   Dial by your location        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)        +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)        +1 253 215 8782 US        +1 301 715 8592 US        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) Meeting ID: 332 593 517    Instructions for participation will be given at the onset of the meeting.    An anchor location will be located at the St. George City Hall Council Chambers located at 175 E 200 N, St. George Utah.  Due to recommendations from the State o...


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...orge, Washington County, Utah, will hold a work meeting on Thursday, March 12, 2020 in the Administrative Conference Room, St. George City Hall, 175 East 200 North, St. George, Utah, at 4:00 p.m.    The agenda for the meeting is as follows:   1.            DISCUS...


ADA:
...e been preapproved may buy passes available from the Paratransit driver. 10-Trip Pass. No expiration date.      $18.00 Paratransit One-way Trip Fare  $2.00   Servicios Para Personas Con Discapacidades Todos los autobuses tienen acceso para sillas de ruedas. Personas con discapacidades y se físicas o psicológicas puede utilizar las rutas fijas de autobús siempre y cuando pueda subir y bajar del autobus por si solas, Individuos que son elegibles para ADA y que no puedan subir o bajar en las paradas de autobus puede aplicar para el servicio paratransit en nuestro servicio pre aprobado de punto de partida y destino. Este servicio especial cuesta $2.00 por persona por viaje. Este servicio será provisto en lugares de distancia de ¾ de milla de rutas fijas. Para información sobre los certificados ADA, llame 435-673-TRAN.   Paratransit Pases De Autobús Los que tienen discapacidad calificada y han sido aprobados pueden comprar pases del conductor de paratransit. Pase de 10-viajes. No expira                                  $18.00 Paratransit pasaje para un solo viaje     ...


St. George Youth City Council Frequently Asked Questions:
The Saint George Youth City Council is a volunteer, service-based organization, run by students from the high schools and middle schools in the community. We spend time every week engaged in service p...


Special Events and Races:
... Special Events! St. George Races hosts a variety of Half Marathons, 10K, 5K, Kids Runs, Triathlons, Bike Events, Ultra Relay, Team Relays and o...


Youth Tball/Softball/Baseball  :
...p run a great program. Register in the grade division as of September 1, 2019.  There will be a coaches meeting on 4/30 at the St. George City Co...


Adult 2v2 Utah Outdoor Volleyball Tournament:
...ment with Grass and Sand divisions. For all ages – Juniors Ages 8 to 15 and above. The top three winners of each division bracket receive an award. Pre-registration is required for St. George Tournaments – NO DAY OF REGISTRATION. Check in at 7:30 am to 9:00 am - Pool Play/Tournament Play 9 am to 10 pm.   Pricing Information Registration Fee: $70.00 per team &ndash...


Karate:
Students will primarily learn selected techniques from Shotokan, (Japanese Karate), Shorin Ryu (Okinawa Karate), Judo (Japanese), and Jujitsu (Japanese and Brazilian). Techniques will be introduced fr...


Ballet Classes:
...wareness, coordination, flexibility and strength in preparation for ballet 1.   Ballet 1 & 2 - class designed for children ages 9+. This class will teach basic classical ballet techniques and build on skills learned from pre- ballet. Older beginner students and students with previous experience welcome in this mixed class.   Beginner Adult Ballet - class designed for ages 16+ with little or no experience. This class will work on clean techniques and correct form as well as strength building. Returning adults with previous dance experience are also welcome. Ballet is a great way to get in shape while building lean muscle and toning.   Suggested Dress Code   Tiny Tots and Pre-Ballet- Pink leotard, pink tights and teacher approved pink ballet shoes. Pink ballet skirt or attached skirt is allowed with teacher’s approval.   Ballet 1- Black leotard, pink tights and teacher approved pink ballet shoes. Black ballet skirt or attached skirt is allowed with teacher’s approval.   Ballet 2- Burgundy leotard, pink tights and teacher approved pink ballet shoes. Black ballet skirt or attached skirt is allowed with teacher’s approval.   Adult ballet-  Must have a ballet leotard, tights and teacher approved ballet shoes. Colors are student’s preference. Skirts, leg warmers, dance sweaters are allowed.Pricing InformationCome join us for a FREE Trial Class! Tiny Tots - $25/month.  Class meets once per week. Pre-Ballet - $25/month. Class meets once per week. Ballet 1 & 2 - $40/month.  Class meets twice per week. Beginner Adult Ba...


Enter to win a chance to win a Family Tri-Pak Pass for one year!  Follow the Link below and enter your information.   ⇓:
...reation Facebook page for the drawing on Facebook Live on Thursday, August 15 at Noon. 


Pottery:
Who is the instructor and what is she like? Our instructor Jennifer Bell is extremely skilled in her field. She has been creating beautiful pottery for over thirty years and teaching the art of p...


BY-LAWS OF THE St. George Youth Council, St. George Utah    :
  Whereas the youth (High School Grades: Sophomores to Seniors) of  the City of St. George, Utah ("the City") constitute an underu


Upcoming Events:
Welcome to St. George Upcoming Events/Classes/Programs   St. George Art Museum https://www.sgcity.org/artmuseum   Sunset on the Square Summer Movie Series https://www.sgcity.org/sunse...


Lapidary & Jewelry Making:
...cluded. All skill levels are welcome! Classes Tuesday and Thursday 9 AM - 12 PM or 12 PM - 3 PMPricing Information$50 for the entire eight week class, plus th...


Tumbling   :
...and Tuesdays. No prerequisite skills necessary.   Tumbling Level 1a Tumbling Level 1a is a beginning tumbling for class for athletes with no prior training. Focus on building a strong foundation. Fundamental learning of handstands, cartwheels, front and back limbers, and round offs. For children ages 5-8 years old. No prerequisite skills necessary.    Tumbling Level 1b Tumbling Level 1b is a beginning level tumbling class for children ages 5-8 years old. Each child will work to master cartwheels, handstands, round offs and back walkovers.   Prerequisites:  Must have attended the Level 1a class offered by the St. George Rec Center.   Tumbling Level 2 T...


City Pool Will be opening May 4th 2020 for Lap Swim only. Please see details in blue below. :
...ng water ride. The facility also offers a pool ranging from 3 feet to 12 feet in depth.  There are tube rentals to use in the pool, 2 diving boards, a basketball hoop located at the north side of the pool,  and concessions to purchase.  There is a separate enclosed toddler pool for ages 3 and under.  The St. George Municipal Pool offers lap swimming, water aerobics, and facility reservations. Come and swim with us this Summer Season!!!    The following updated hours/operations will begin May 22nd. These precautions/operational changes will be put into place until further notice.   Pool will be open for Lap Swim 7am-10:00am Mon-Fri. (No Lap Swim On Saturdays) Lap Swimming resumes normal capacity. Pool will also be open for Open Swim 1pm-8pm Mon-Friday &11am-8pm Saturdays. Open swim will be limited to 175 Bathers at any given time. Amount of swimmers allowed in facility will be reduced based on 6’ social distancing.  No gatherings on the deck will be allowed.  Red markings will be placed throughout the facility to help with social distancing.  When waiting in any line patrons are required to keep 6’ apart. Markings in red tape have been placed to help with this requirement. Signage reminding the public of social distancing will be posted. Face masks will be worn by staff when other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain. All public doors will be propped open so they don’t have to be touched. Individuals showing any signs or symptoms of illness should not use the facility. High Risk individuals are discouraged from using the facility. All other standard health department regulations will be followed.   Pool Hours  LAP SWIM Monday - Friday: 7:00 am - 9:00 am Saturday and Sunday: Closed   OPEN SWIM Monday-Friday: 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm Saturday: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm Sunday: Closed HOLIDAYS: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm (Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day)   SCHOOL SWIM HOURS STARTING AUGUST 12TH-31ST Monday-Friday: 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm Slides open from 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm Saturday: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm Slides open from 11:00 am - 6:00 pm Sunday: Closed   Pricing Information Daily Admission AGE RATE 13 & Under $2 14 & Older $3 Hydrotube Rates are Separate $.50 Single Ride $2.50 Unlimited   Season Passes SEASON PASS OPTIONS BASIC SPLASH (INCLUDES SLIDE) Family Pass – Full Season $110 $260 Family Pass   –   ½ Season   $60   $135   Individual Pass – Full Season $45 $120 Individual Pass   –   ½ Season $25 $65   Tri-Pack Pass Annual membership to the S...


Badminton Leagues:
... for youth and adults.   Singles and Doubles Divisions Juniors 10-14 years old Adults 15 + years oldPricing Information$35 per person


Childcare. The St. George Recreation Center is happy to announce that the Childcare facility is open!:
...r Child Care is full of fun toys, games, songs and friends and only costs $1.50/child! If you are a pass holder at the St. George Recreation Center then childcare is free for up to TWO children per visit, each additional child is $1.50! You can't beat our fun our safety or our price!    Childcare Hours   Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 9:00am - 11:30am 9:00am - 11:30am 9:00am - 11:30am 9:00am - 11:30am 9:00am - 11:30am No childcare service available 5:30pm - 8:00pm 5:30pm - 8:00pm 5:30pm - 8:00pm 5:30pm - 8:00pm         Child Care Costs All 3 month and annual pass holders receive childcare for up to TWO children for FREE. After the 2nd child the cost is $1.50 per child. All patrons who purchase a Day Pass MUST pay $1.50 per child for child care.  Only children of parents using the Recreation Center can be dropped off for child care. You CANNOT leave the premises while your child is in child care.    Childcare Policies and Procedures   Dear Parents,  The Rec. Center childcare staff is happy to be able to offer a place where your children can be happy and busy while you are working out in our facility Because we want your children to enjoy their time here and want the program to continue to run smoothly, we would like you to be familiar with our policies and procedures as follows: 1. Registering: Parents must sign children and parent(s) names on the sign-in/sign-out sheet. Please fill the sheet out completely before you leave to work out. Child must be signed out by the parent who signed the child in, unless arranged previously with one of the staff.   2. Time: Childcare is offered Monday-Friday 9am-11:30am and Monday-Thursday 5:30pm-8:30pm.   3. Age Limit: Childcare is offered for children that are 6 months to 7 years of age.   4. Prices: Childcare is free for up to 2 children to anyone who has purchased a 3, 6, or 12 month premium pass and only if that person is in the facility at the same time children are being watched. Otherwise it is a $1.50/hour a child.    5. Food in the Playroom: Please feed your children before coming to the Rec. Center to work out. We try to have water and crackers on hand, but that is it. Babies with bottles are O.K. Please label the bottle with the child's name. NO GUM PLEASE!   6. Toys Brought from Home: We will not be responsible for any toys brought from home. If a child brings a toy PLEASE make sure that it isn't too small or sharp that a child can swallow or hurt themselves or another with it.    7. Children in Diapers or Potty Training: Before you leave your children in the Rec. Center playroom make sure that your children have gone to the bathroom or are wearing clean, dry diapers. If your children need to be changed or needs to use the rest room and still requires assistance one of our staff will come and find you. For health reasons, parents please dispose of diapers in our outside garbage cans. The nearest one is outside the front door. Thank you.    8. Returning Children to Parents: if your child bites or causes injury to another child they will be returned to you. If your children continue these aggressive behaviors they will be suspended from the Rec. Center playroom. If your children cry for more than ten minutes or appear to be ill, our staff will return them to you. Children who misbehave beyond reasonable control will also be returned to you.    9. Parents MUST remain in the facility while their children are being left in the Rec. Center playroom.    10. Each child must have a kid's card from the front desk. Children will not be permitted without a Kid's Club Card!   11. No sick children   12. No children allowed in the aerobics classes unless they are paid partic...


Building:
Submitting online for residential building permits is now easy!*


Aerobics, Strength Training & Cycling:
  Pricing Information Daily Entrance Fee's $3.50 for Adult (18 yrs +) $3.00 for Senior (62 yrs +) $2.50 for Child (4-17 yrs) Pass Prices: 3 month:  Single Premium - $65.00 Family Premium - $145.00 Twelve(12) Month Pass: Single Premium - $195.00 Family Premium - $350.00 Tri-Pack Pass(Good at the St. George Rec. Center, SHAC & City Pool): Individual Yearly Pass - $240.00 Family Yearly Pass - $425.00 Month 2 Month Billing: Single Premium Pass - $17.00 per month Family Premium Pass - $30.00 per month Single Tri-Pack Pass - $21.00 per month Family Tri-Pack Pass - $36.00 per month


Bicycle Skills Park :
...nd challenge. The Sand Hollow Bicycle Skills Park will be located at 1500 N Lava Flow Drive.    


St. George Art Museum Book Club:
...ture   August 20 - The Book of Daniel by E.L. Doctorow September 17 - Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War by Karen Abbott October 15 - The Woman Who Smashed Codes by Jason Fagone November 19 - The Library Book by Susan Orlean December 17 - Life Itself by Roger Ebert


Proud provider of American Red Cross Lifeguarding:
...2 minutes of treading water with no hands, Swimming 20 yards and dive 7 to 10 feet and retrieve a 10-pound object then return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface so they are able to get a breath, then exit the water without using a ladder or steps. Additional Materials that will need to be purchased or acquired would include a lifeguard manual (can be printed off of the Red Cross website), Whistle with Lanyard, Resuscitation Mask, and Hip Pack.   Ages: 15 years & older      Pricing InformationRegistration Fee: $150 For more information call Sand Hollow Aquatic Center at 435-627-4585.


Bikestock Kids Criterium and Family Fun Bike Ride    February 6th 2021  :
Bikestock will consist of two fun events, both starting and ending in the Red Cliffs Mall! Family Fun Bike Rid


Arbor Day Celebration 2020:
We are sorry, but unfortunately we are canceling this year’s Arbor Day Celebration. We are acting on a recent recommendation from


Racquetball:
...ies and patrons of all ages! Pricing Information$3.50 for Adult (18 yrs +) $3.00 for Senior (62 yrs +) $2.50 for Child (4-17 yrs)  


SGR Virtual:
SGR virtual was created to give all abilities an opportunity to participate in events any where in the world with us! We like to inspire everyone to stay active, stay positive, and have something to l...


Mathis Park:
The 11 acre park is named in honor of the Mathis Family who donated farm land to the City of St. George. Although the fishing pond and park property were lost in the 2005 flood the park was re-built in 2008 with a number of added features and upgrades. The park amenities include a covered pavilion with picnic tables and barbecues, restroom facilities, loop walking trail, three separate grass areas, and a shaded children's playground. Future improvements include another covered pavilion, additional playground equipment, and a splash pad. 120 trees from our tree farm have recently been planted in the grass areas ...


Santa Dash:
...ld in conjunction with the other Christmas Events on Monday, December 2, 2019 at Town Square with the City of St. George, St. George Children's Museum, and Cherry Creek Media including the tree lighting ceremony, Christmas Carols, Ginger Bread Tour, hot cocoa and carousel rides. Pricing Information$15 - Registration and Santa Outfit (limited to the first 100 individuals) $5 - Registration (no Santa Outfit or registration cap) Kids 12 and under are free (no Santa Outfit. Kids 12 and under still wanting to register to receive a Santa outfit still must...


Safety Town:
City of St. George Safety Town was created to teach important, life-long lessons about safety. This safety program is held each summer for children entering kindergarten or first grade in the upcoming...


St. George Art Museum:
Art Museum Virtual Tour Here


City Parks:
...ct the Parks Division at parks@sgcity.org. Parks are open from sunrise to 10pm. Refer to Park Ordinance Title 7, Chapter 3. All fees will be collected at the time of the reservation. No refunds less than 7 days in advance. Reservations will not be made less than 7 days in advance. Reservations will not be made more than one calendar year away.    PRICING INFORMATION Reservation Fees are assessed in 4 hour time blocks (7a-11a, 12p-4p, 5p-9p) and are based on the size and type of event.  Please contact our office to confirm availability and exact fee. Standard Fees: $50 per block – for 1-100 people $100 per block – for 101-200 people $400 per day – over 200 people (must also obtain a Spec...


Summer Fun Camp:
The Summer Fun Program is a new and exciting way for 6-12 year olds to have an awesome summer experience! The program will have two sessions. Session 1 is for ages 6-9 and Session 2 is for ages 8-12.  Pricing Information$75 per child and they will receive a t-shirt...


ShamROCK Your Socks Off 10k  :
  This scenic 10k will take runners through Snow Canyon State Park, continuing throughout the neighborhoods and finish at Ivins City Park.  Runners should meet/park at Ivins City Park and will be transported by bus to the start line in Snow Canyon. The race will start at 9:00 am. No cars will be allowed at the start line, runners must take the buses to the start line. The first bus leaves Ivins City Park at 7:15 am, the last bus leaves at 8:00 am. There will be two aid stations available, at approximately miles 2.82 and 4.93. Water and Gatorade, as well as first aid, will be available at these locations.  All finishers will receive a medal to commemorate the event. Awards will be given out to the top three finishers in each 5-year category for men and women. Pricing Information $35 until March 3rd 11:59pm MST $45 until March 10th 11:59pm MST  


Technology:
... MessagingNext-Gen FirewallsFiber networking equipment and connection (from100MB to 10GB)Wireless Point-to-Point Technology100MB to 1GB EthernetWiFiVPNTCP/IP Services throughout the OSI model(including DHCP,...


River Road Project:
...nstruction activities are continuing on the River Road; Riverside Drive to 1450 South Project. Our team is working through the Right of Way (ROW) acquisition process with impacted property owners. The final plans are being completed in anticipation of construction starting this Fall. Please check back as new information will be posted when appropriate.   Questions or comments...please contact Public Information listed on the bottom of this page   UDOT, in cooperation with the City of St. George, proposes to widen River Road, including the River Road Bridge over the Virgin River, to accommodate two additional travel lanes along River Road, additional left turn lanes at the intersections of East Riverside Dr. and 1450 South, and wider pedestrian crossings. The intersections of River Road and East Riverside Drive and River Road and 1450 South would be widened to accommodate three lanes in each direction with dual left turn lanes at the northbound River Road/East Riverside Drive intersection and the southbound River Road/1450 South intersection.   Additional lane realignment extending out from River Road along East Riverside Drive and 1450 South will also be necessary to facilitate the additional left turn lanes onto River Road. Where applicable, culverts and headwalls will be extended, and new sidewalks and signage will be installed.   Construction will begin during the late Fall of 2020 and will be completed in Summer 2021.


Sign Permit:
To apply for a new or alteration to an existing Free-Standing, Monument, or Wall Sign, you must complete a Sign Permit Application.


Fees and Information:
Resident Fees


Reuse Center:
...rom citizens as well as selling compost. The center saves the city nearly $100,000 per year with its operation. The Streets Division disposes of nearly 10,000 tons of asphalt and concrete rubble every year. Rather than hauling ...


Social Hall Rental Rates:
Social Hall212 N. Main StreetSt. George, UT  84770Available 8 a.m. - 11 p.m.4 hour minimumup to 10 hours @ min daily rate/hour  over 10 hours @ daily per hour rate + $25/hour   Refundable Deposit $250Includes 1 staff person during eventAdditional staff fee $25/hr MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY City Programing No charge School District use Actual staff time charge (set-up, security, tear down); amount will depend on length of event and set up Commercial use $120/Hour $150/Hour Private use/Non-commercial (501(c)3) $60/Hour $75/Hour


City Contacts:
Mayor and City Council Jon Pike - 435-627-4001 - jon.pike@sgcity.org Jimmie Hughes - 435-772-6208 - jimmie.hughes@sgcity.org Michele Randall - 435-632-9116 - michele.randall@sgcity.org Bryan Smethurst - 435-231-9115 - bryan.smethurst@sgcity.org Dannielle Larkin - 435-619-9971 - dannielle.larkin@sgcity.org Gregg McArthur - 435-429-1000 - gregg.mcarthur@sgcity.org     City Manager Adam Lenhard - adam.lenhard@sgcity.org Communications and Marketing David Cordero - david.cordero@sgcity.org City Services Administration - 435-627-4000  Airport -  435-627-4080  Animal Shelter  - 435-627-4350  Building - 435-627-4100  Business Licenses -  435-627-4740 City Pool (700 So - 435-627-4584  Community Arts  - 435-627-4525  Community Development  - 435-627-4206  Engineering - 435-627-4050  Fire  - 435-627-4150  Leisure Services - 435-627-4500  Parks - 435-627-4530  Planning Commission - 435-627-4206 Police - 435-627-4301 Public Information - 435-627-4005  Public Works - 435-627-4050  Recorder - 435-627-4003  Recreation Center/ Programs - 435-627-4560  Sand Hollow Aquatic Center - 435-627-4585  Streets  - 435-627-4020  Suntran - 435-673-8726  Utilities  - 435-627-4700  Water/Energy Emergencies  - 435-627-4835  Water/Energy Conservation - 435-627-4848  For emergencies please call 911    City Council  Regularly scheduled city council meetings are held on the first and third Thursdays each month starting at 5 pm at City Hall (175 East 200 North) unless otherwise noticed. Work meeting sessions are hel...


Wastehaulers:
... and characteristics of waste.       DEFINITIONS: (Ord. 8-4-1.4) (NN)                      Septic Tank Waste - Any sewage from holding tanks such as vessels, chemical toilets, campers, trailers, and septic tanks.      PROHIBITED DISCHARGE STANDARDS: (Ord. 8-4-2.1)   A. General Prohibitions: No user shall introduce or cause to be introduced into the POTW any pollutant or wastewater which causes pass-through or interference.  These general prohibitions apply to all users of the POTW whether or not they are subject to categorical pretreatment standards or any other national, state, or local pretreatment standards or requirements.    Online Application for Dumping is located at the top left of the page.   SGRWRF Attn: Pretreatment Department 3780 W. 1550 W.  St. George, Utah 84790   Daniel Morrison / Pretreatment ...


Lawn Bowling:
...(No previous experience required!)Pricing Information$3.50 for Adult (18 yrs +) $3.00 for Senior (62 yrs +) $2.50 for Child (4-17 yrs)  


Camp Atlantis:
... games, activities along with plenty of fun in the water.   Ages: 8-10 years oldPricing Information$35/youth


City Recorder:
The City Recorders office is responsible for maintaining all official City records including but not limited to:  ordinances, resolutions, minutes, cemetery documents, legal documents and histori...


Uncle Sam 4K      :
... 6:30am LOCATION: Washington County School District Parking Lot: 121 W. Tabernacle. Across from the Courthouse.  PACKET PICKUP: 5pm-7pm Friday, July 3rd, 2020 at the Washington County School District Parking Lot: 121 W. Tabernacle. Packet pickup will be a drive thru packet pickup only. You will be able to drive in get your packet and you will be on your way without ever leaving your car. Map below will show you how this will be setup.  PARKING: The surrounding streets around Town Square Park will be available for parking. Get to the event at least 30 mins early as parking will be tough to find with the big parking lots for the courthouse and across from the courthouse closed for the race and the parade.   DISTANCE: 4K which equals 2.48 miles COURSE: The course will be an out and back on the parade route. Course maps are shown below.  Waves and Corrals: We will have everyone corralled into one of the 8 corrals before the event and we will start the event in waves of 50. You will be able to pick your corral on a first come first serve basis. The map below will show you how this will be setup.   RACE RESULTS: While the race is an un-timed fun run there will be an all new option to record your own time and enter it into your participant account. You will have until 11:59 pm MST on Sunday, July 5th to enter your time into your participant account for the event if you want your name to show up in the finisher results and be able to download your official finisher certificate.    VIRTUAL RACE: For all of our virtual competitors all swag including shirt, beard, hat, and medal will be mailed out to you as soon as they arrive here. You will be able to also be in the final results by providing a self time into your participant account for the event util 11:59 pm MST on Sunday, July 5th also.   COVID 19 Protocol: As this will be our first event back safety is our top concern. We will implement many new changes into the event to help maintain social distancing and to keep people safe. Please be cognizant of everyone around you and help make the event safe by social distancing, wearing a mask, and washing your hands when you can. Here are a few of the changes we will have at the event.    The race will be capped at 400 runners. There are currently only 20 spots left and the event will be full. Packet pickup will be drive through only and we will have it setup for you to pickup your packet right from your car from 5pm-7pm on July 3rd.  Porta potties will all be placed 10 ft. apart and all have hand sanitizer along with hand washing stations present.  All staff will be required to wear masks and gloves and participants will be encouraged to wear masks. We will provide disposable masks to wear while in the starting corrals that can be disposed of when you start running.  Signage and announcers will continue to help provide reminders to take precautions and help people remember to keep their distances. Corrals will be limiting and separating people into groups of 50 and we will be starting in waves of 50 to allow for better spacing and social distancing. There will be a separate start and finish arch to allow this to happen.  Finisher food and medals will all be bagged together and you will receive this package when you cross the finish line.  Pricing Information $30 until June 24th 11:59pm MST $40 until July  1st 11:59pm MST Group Discount 2-3 additional participants: $25 a person 4 or ...


Rental Rates:
Fee Schedule as of July 1, 2018 Studio Space (monthly)       Individual artists $150   Non-profit arts organizations $150 Gallery Space (monthly)         $100 Class Rooms       City programming No Charge   Community Programs programming  No charge (provide their own security)   Facility Resident non-profit organization $10 per hour (resident at least 6 uses per year)   Non-commercial (501(c)3  $15 per hour   Commercial $30 per hour       Theater space  (Refundable Deposit $250, Includes up to 2 technicians; sound, Light, stage or house manager as determined by city staff. Additional technician fees above the included $25/hour  Minimum of 2-hour booking.)       City programming No Charge   Commercial programming $120 per hour   Non-commerical (501(c)3 $80 per hour   Resident Performance Companies (501(c )3) performance organizations who contract to produce a minimum of 6&nb...


Camp Neptune :
Make a splash at the SHAC this summer with our amazing summer camp staff. Each session will feature different games, activities along with plenty of fun in the water.   AGES: 5-7 years oldPrici...


Equal Access:
...dures cover all complaints filed under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color and national origin. These procedures do not deny the right of the complainant to file formal complaints with other state or federal agencies or to seek private counsel for complaints alleging discrimination. Every effort will be made to obtain early resolution of complaints at the lowest level possible. The option of informal mediation meetings(s) between the affected parties and the City of St. George, SunTran, may be utilized for resolution. Any individual, group of individuals, or entity that believes they have been subjected to discrimination prohibited under Title VI may file a complaint. The following measures will be taken to resolve Title VI complaints: 1. A formal complaint must be filed within 180 days of the alleged occurrence. Complaints shall be in writing and signed by the individual or his/her representative, and will include the complainant's name, address and telephone number; name of the alleged discriminating official, basis of complaint (race, color, national origin), and the date of alleged act(s). A statement detailing the facts and circumstances of the alleged discrimination must accompany all complaints. The preferred method is to file your complaint in writing and sending it to: Sharon Hokanson, Human Resources DirectorCity of St. George, SunTran175 East 200 NorthSt. George, Utah 847702. In the case where a complainant is unable or incapable of providing a written statement, a verbal complaint of discrimination may be made to the City of St. George's Human Resources Director. Under these circumstances the complainant will be interviewed, and the Human Resources Director will assist the complainant in converting the verbal allegations to writing. 3. When a complaint is received, the Human Resources Director will provide written acknowledgment to the complainant within ten (10) days by certified mail. 4. If a complaint is deemed incomplete, additional information will be requested, and the complainant will be provided sixty (60) business days to submit the required information. Failure to do so may be considered good cause for a determination of no investigative merit. 5. Within fifteen (15) business days from receipt of a completed complaint, the City of St. George will determine its jurisdiction in pursuing the matter and whether the complaint has sufficient merit to warrant investigation. Within five (5) days of this decision, the City of St. George's Human Resources Director or his/her authorized designee will notify the complainant by certified mail, informing them of the disposition. a. If the decision is not to investigate the complaint, the notification shall specifically state the reason for this decision. b. If the complaint is to be investigated, the notification shall state the grounds of the City of St. George's jurisdiction, while informing the parties that their full cooperation will be required in gathering additional information and assisting the investigator. 6. When the City of St. George does not have sufficient jurisdiction, the Human Resources Director or his/her authorized designee will refer the complaint to the appropriate state or federal agency holding such jurisdiction. 7. If the complaint has investigative merit, the Human Resources Director or his/her authorized designee will instruct the Transit Manager to fully investigate the complaint. A complete investigation will be conducted, and an investigative report will be submitted to the Human Resources Director within sixty (60) days from receipt of the complaint. The report will include a narrative description of the incident, summaries of all persons interviewed, and a finding with recommendations and conciliatory measures where appropriate. If the investigation is delayed for any reason, the Human Resources Director, in conjunction with the Public Works Services Administrator, will notify the appropriate authorities, and an extension will be requested. 8. The Human Resources Director or his/her authorized designee, in conjunction with the Transit Manager, will issue letters of finding to the complainant within ninety (90) days from receipt of the complaint. 9. If the complainant is dissatisfied with the City of St. George's resolution of the complaint, he/she has the right to file a complaint with the Federal Transit Administration at the following address: Federal Transit Administration - Region 8Attention: Civil Rights Officer12300 West Dakota Avenue - Suite 310Lakewood, Colorado 80228720-963-3300Fax: 720-963-3333FTA complaint procedures can also be found at the FTA website at: www.fta.dot.gov. These procedures are also outlined in FTA Circular 4702.1A, Chapter IX.


Station Tours:
...tours are conducted at the two locations listed below:   Fire Station 1 - 51 South 1000 East Fire Station 1 is where the administration is located and located near exit 8   Station 6 - 184 North 2450 East Station 6 is located on the east side of town next to the 2450 East park. This location is suitable for larger groups that may need to be rotated through in stages. Sometimes the fire department gets calls immediately before or during tours, so this station is also the most convenient for tours. The park across the street gives groups a comfortable place to go if they choose to wait for the firefighters to come back after a call.   Fire Station 7 – 1912 West 1800 North Fire Station 7 is in the general location of Snow Canyon Parkway and Dixie Downs Drive, across the street from Firehouse Park.  This location is suitable for larger groups that may need to be rotated through in stages. Sometimes the fire department gets calls immediately before or during tours, so this station is also the most convenient for tours. The park across the street gives groups a comfortable place to go if they choose to wait for the firefighters to come back after a call.   Fire Station 8 – 1096 West Bluegrass Way Fire Station 8 is located near Sun River.  It ...


Lego Classes:
Mindstorm Robotics for Beginners & Intermediate- Mindstorms Robotics is a more advanced robotics class. Building and programming t


1100 East Park:
A 1.1 acre neighborhood park has a lighted sand volleyball court and half baske...


Museum Tours:
...nt, decision making, inventiveness and cultural awareness.Due to the Covid-19 situation, during the 2020/2021 school year, Museum Education staff will working with local elementary to...


Conservation:
...illion gallons of water per day to its customers.   Currently, over 10 million gallons of water are delivered between 4 am and 6 am e...


LEADER BOARDS:
Sponsors


Submit Police Reports:
If this is an Emergency please call 911


Utility Rates:
Water, Power, Sewer, Garbage Rates  


Special Event:
Please review the Special Event Application packet located under RESOURCES below for questions related to your event, permit fees and how the approval pr


CANCELED-Youth Soccer:
...rticipant in the team. Register in the grade division as of September 1, 2019 Games will be held on the following days: Tuesday: kindergarten boys and girls, 2nd and 3rd grade girls. Wednesday: 1st grade boys and girls, 2nd & 3rd grade boys. Thursday: 4th...


City Council Agenda 05/01/2014:
...on County, Utah, will hold a regular meeting in the City Council Chambers, 175 East 200 North, St. George, Utah, on Thursday, May 1, 2014 commencing at 5:00 p.m. The agenda for the meeting is as follows: Call to Order Invocation Flag Salute 1. CONSENT CALENDAR A. Comments from the public. B. Consider approval of the financial report for March 2014. 2. BID OPENINGS A. Consider award of bid for crushing of asphalt rubble and concrete at the reuse center. B. Consider award of bid for the Royal Oaks Park Phase 2 project. C. Consider award of bid for the Snow Canyon Parkway streetscape improvement project. 3. PUBLIC HEARINGS A. Consider a request to amend the City General Plan Use Map by changing the land use designation from Low Density Residential to Medium Density Residential on 8.62 acres located at approximately 1850 South River Road. Jim & Linda Cottam, applicants. 4. ORDINANCES A. Consider an ordinance amending the City General Plan Use Map by changing the land use designation from Low Density Residential to Medium Density Residential on 8.62 acres located at approximately 1850 South River Road. 5. RESOLUTIONS A. Consider approval of a resolution amending fees at Sand Hollow Aquatic Center and the St. George Municipal Pool. B. Consider approval of a resolution adopting the 2014-2015 preliminary fiscal budget for the City of St. George. 6. STAFF REPORTS A. Consider approval of a lease agreement for the Drug Task Force. B. Report from the Planning Commission meeting held April 22, 2014. C. Consider approval of a non-standard public street cross section fo the Villa Highlands at Hidden Valley. D. Appointments to boards and commissions of the City. E. Request a closed session. 7. MINUTES A. Consider approval of the minutes from the City Council meeting held on March 6, 2014. B. Consider approval of the minutes from the City Council meeting held on March 13, 2014. C. Consider approval of the minutes from the City Council meeting held on March 20, 2014. D. Consider approval of the minutes from the City Council meeting held on March 25, 2014. E. Consider approval of the minutes from the City Council meeting held on March 27, 2014. 8. ADJOURNMENT _________________________________ ____...


City Council meeting agenda Agenda 06/01/2017:
...on County, Utah, will hold a regular meeting in the City Council Chambers, 175 East 200 North, St. George, Utah, on Thursday, June 1, 2017 commencing at 5:00 p.m.   The agenda for the meeting is as follows:   Call to Order Invocation Flag Salute   1. CONSENT CALENDAR   A. Comments from the public.   B. Consider approval of the financial report for April, 2017.   2. BID OPENINGS   A. Consider award of bid for the Bloomington Drive Road resurfacing project.   B. Consider approval of the purchase of a new mini excavator for the Streets Department.   3. PUBLIC HEARINGS   A. Public hearing to consider amending the General Plan to provide a new zoning district for the land use category Industrial (IND).  City of St. George, applicant. B. Public hearing to consider amending Title 10, Chapter 11 of City Code pertaining to Manufacturing Zones.  City of St. George, applicant. C. Public hearing to consider amending Title 10, Chapter 19, Sections 1 and 5 of City Code pertaining to Off Street Parking and Nonresidential Area Requirements.  City of St. George, applicant. D. Public hearing to consider changing the zone from General Commercial (C-3) to Planned Development Student Housing (PD-SH) on approximately 4.4 acres generally located northeast of the intersection at 600 East and Tabernacle Street.  PEG Development, applicant. E. Public hearing to consider amending the General Plan Land Use Map and associated text for the South Block Sub-Area Plan and the Atkinville Interchange Plan on approximately 3,350 acres generally located from the Ft. Pierce Industrial Park on the north to the Utah-Arizona State line on the south and from the I-15 freeway on the west to the Ft. Pierce Wash on the east.  Desert Color St. George, LLC, applicant. F. Public hearing to consider public input regarding the Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Budget.  City of St. George, applicant. G. Public hearing to consider amending the final plat and to vacate the public utilities and drainage easement for the Stone Cliff Phase 14 subdivision.  Kay Traveller, applicant. 4. ORDINANCES A. Consider approval of an ordinance updating Title 1, Chapter 10, Article C of City Code pertaining to returned check fees. B. Consider approval of an ordinance amending the General Plan to provide a new zoning district for the land use category Industrial (IND). C. Consider approval of an ordinance amending Title 10, Chapter 11 of City Code pertaining to Manufacturing Zones. D. Consider approval of an ordinance amending Title 10, Chapter 19, Sections 1 and 5 of City Code pertaining to Off Street Parking and Nonresidential area requirements.   E. Consider approval of an ordinance changing the zone from General Commercial (C-3) to Planned Development Student Housing (PD-SH) on approximately 4.4 acres generally located northeast of the intersection at 600 East and Tabernacle Street. F. Consider approval of an ordinance amending the General Plan Land Use Map and associated text for the South Block Sub-Area Plan and the Atkinville Interchange Plan on approximately 3,350 acres generally located from the Ft. Pierce Industrial Park on the north to the Utah-Arizona State line on the south and from the I-15 freeway on the west to the Ft. Pierce Wash on the east. G. Consider approval of an ordinance amending the final plat and to vacate the public utilities and drainage easement for the Stone Cliff Phase 14 subdivision. 5. RESOLUTIONS - None scheduled 6. STAFF REPORTS   A. Consider approval of a Transportation Services Agreement between the City of St. George, Washington County and SkyWest Airlines.  City of St. George, applicant.   B. Consider approval of a local consent for a limited service restaurant liquor license for the Green Valley Spa located at 1871 West Canyon View Drive.  Steven Park, applicant.   C. Consider approval of a local consent for an on-premise banquet liquor license for the Green Valley Spa located at 1871 West Canyon View Drive.  Steven Park, applicant.   D. Report from the Planning Commission meeting held on May 23, 2017.   E. Consider approval for SunRiver developers to remove sediment from City property along the Virgin River.  Rick Rosenberg, applicant.   F. Consider approval of a conditional use permit to construct a detached accessory structure that would be approximately 17’3” high on property located at 538 Los Alamitos Drive.  ...


Rebate Programs:
... the following:   Replace a toilet installed on or before December 31, 2008 Replacement toilet must be WaterSense™ labeled Maximum of two toilets per single family home Provide a completed applications with supporting documentation   Rebates will be given as a credit on the customer’s utility account. The application can be downloaded from the form listed under the “Resource” section below.   The WaterSense™ program will run from July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2020 or funds are depleted, whichever occurs first. &...


Square Dancing Class:
Square Dancing Class


Fire Department:
...; Reserve Firefighters are also on a rotating schedule, covering Stations #1, #6, #7, and #8 to provide for a four person crew at night. The Fire Chief, Deputy Chief, Fire Investigator/Inspector and Administrative Assistant work the day shift, with the Chief Officers on call after hours. The City of St. George Fire Department covers approximately seventy-five square miles and serves over 80,000 residents.  The department includes seven stations, located geographically throughout the City of St. George, which respond to fires, EMS calls, hazmat incidents, technical rescues, vehicle extractions, and other calls for assistance as needed within the city boundaries.  In addition, the department serves as backup on large incidents within the county.  The department also performs inspections for compliance with fire codes, and provides advanced EMT services for the city. Mission Statement The mission of the St. George Fire Department is to Protect and Preserve life, property, and the environment from fire and disaster, whether it be natural or man-made.  We accomplish this through aggressive training, fire prevention and community programs, with a positive attitude towards safety, customer service, and community relations. History The St. George Fire Department began in 1936.  The twenty-three members that made up the Chief, Captains, and crews were all volunteers.  The first fire engine in St. George was a 1936 Studebaker, which the Department still owns.  The truck is no longer in service unless absolutely necessary, but you may have seen it at special occasions, such as parades.   For nearly fifty years, the dedicated volunteer firefighters were able to meet the needs of the City of St. George.  It wasn't until 1983 that the first full-time Chief was hired.  By 1992, the area had grown large enough to require a full-time staff of firef...


City Council Agenda 01/12/2017:
... Washington County, Utah, will hold a regular meeting on Thursday, January 12, 2017 in the Administrative Conference Room,  St. George City Hall, 175 East 200 North, St. George, Utah, commencing at 4:00 p.m.   The ...


City Council Agenda 01/19/2017:
...on County, Utah, will hold a regular meeting in the City Council Chambers, 175 East 200 North, St. George, Utah, on Thursday, January 19, 2017 commencing at 5:00 p.m.   The agenda for the meeting is as follows:   Call to Order Invocation Flag Salute   1. CONSENT CALENDAR - None scheduled   2. BID OPENINGS - None scheduled   3. PUBLIC HEARINGS   A. Public hearing to consider amending the final subdivision plat for the Fort Pierce Industrial Park. 4. ORDINANCES A. Consider approval of an ordinance amending the final subdivision plat for the Fort Pierce Industrial Park. 5. RESOLUTIONS A. Consider approval of a resolution for the transfer of three (3) parcels located within existing roadways, sidewalks, or public right-of-way to UDOT for use in the Bluff Street project. 6. STAFF REPORTS   A. Consider approval of the City’s Comprehensive Annual Fiscal Report (CAFR) for the Fiscal Year ended June 30, 2016.   B. Consider approval of an agreement with The Concord Group to do a feasibility and market analysis for the City property known as Tech Ridge.   C. Consider approval of an agreement with TechRidge, LLC for first right of refusal to develop Tech Ridge.   D. Consider approval of a parking determination for restaurants at The Shoppes at Zion.   E. Report from the Planning Commission meeting held on January 10, 2017.   F. Consider approval for sponsorship of the Georgefest on Main...


Animal Services:
.... Hours of Operation: Monday - By Appointment Only.  Tuesday - Friday 10:00am to 6:00pm Saturday - 09:00am to 4:00pm Our address is:   605 E...


City Council Agenda 01/09/2014:
...on County, Utah, will hold a regular meeting in the City Council Chambers, 175 East 200 North, St. George, Utah, on Thursday, January 9, 2014 commencing at 4:00 p.m. The agenda for the meeting is as follows: Call to Order Invocation Flag Salute 1. CONSENT CALENDAR - None Scheduled 2. BID OPENINGS A. Consider approval of a bid award to JP Excavating to complete roadway and other improvements on the Mesa Palms Phase 5 Development. B. Consider approval to award a contract to Feller Enterprises, Inc. for the construction of the Erosion Repair Project, Phase 9, Sunbrook HMGP. C. Consider approval of a professional services agreement with CRSA for the Master Plan site review the for Fleet facility. 3. PUBLIC HEARINGS A. Public hearing to consider approval of an amendment to the Planned Development Residential Zone for Mesa Palms Phase 5 on 5.92 acres located at the intersection of Mesa Palms Drive and Tonaquint Drive to allow the development of 52 residential units on the property. Kent Heideman, applicant. B. Public hearing to consider approval of a zone change from RE-20 to RE-12.5 on 10.02 acres located at approximately 2990 South Little Valley Road. Pine Park Estates, LLC., applicant. C. Public hearing to consider approval of an amendment to the Planned Development Zone for Sunbrook Ranch on 11.37 acres located at 415 South Dixie Drive to add RV storage to the list of permitted uses, and to revise the conceptual site development plan. Marv Blosch, applicant. D. Public hearing to consider approval of an amendment to the City Zoning Regulations, Title 10, Sections 10-10-5.K and 10-8-7.G to allow the City Council to waive the ground floor commercial requirement in mixed-use projects subject to certain conditions. E. Public hearing to consider approval of amendment to the City Zoning Regulations, Title 10, Section 10-18-3.C to modify the corner lot fence requirement to allow a six foot fence or wall to be built on the property line along the street side yard subject to certain standards. 4. ORDINANCES A. Consider approval of an ordinance amending the Planned Development Residential Zone for Mesa Palms Phase 5 on 5.92 acres located at the intersection of Mesa Palms Drive and Tonaquint Drive to allow the development of 52 residential units on the property. B. Consider approval of an ordinance changing the zone from RE-20 to RE-12.5 on 10.02 acres located at approximately 2990 South Little Valley Road. C. Consider approval of an ordinance amending the Planned Development Zone for Sunbrook Ranch on 11.37 acres located at 415 South Dixie Drive to add RV Storage to the list of permitted uses, and to revise the conceptual site development plan. D. Consider approval of an ordinance amending the City Zoning Regulations, Title 10, Sections 10-10-5.K and 10-8-7.G to allow the City Council to waive the ground floor commercial requirement in mixed-use projects subject to certain conditions. E. Consider approval of an ordinance amending the City Zoning Regulations, Title 10, Section 10-18-3.C to modify the corner lot fence requirement to allow a six foot fence or wall to be built on the property line along the street side yard subject to certain standards. 5. RESOLUTIONS - None scheduled. 6. STAFF REPORTS A. Consider approval of a request to extend the closing time of the Dixie State University Spring Break Concert. Luke Kerouac, applicant. B. Consider approval of a request to waive the special event permit fee for the President’s Day Fly In 2014. Darrel Jensen, applicant. C. Consider approval of a request to waive the special event permit fee and the fee for the use of Town Square for the KUED Super Reader Party. Joel Tucker, applicant. D. Consider approval of a request to waive the special event permit fee and the fee for the use of Tonaquint Park for the Utah Lions Foundation Walk with the Blind Challenge. Milt Taylor, applicant. E. Consider approval of a request to waive the special event permit fee and the fee for the use of the Ridge Top Complex for the Starry Night Annual Awards and Installation Banquet. Gregg McArthur, applicant. F. Consider approval of a request to waive the special event permit fee for the Arts to Zion Studio Tour. Bobbi Wan-Kier, applicant. G. Consider approval of a request to hold a Wilderness Festival at Pioneer Park. Ashley Gilreath, applicant. H. Appointments to boards and commissions of the City. I. Request a closed session. 7. MINUTES A. Consider approval of the minutes from the City Council meeting held on November 7, 2013. B. Consider approval of the minutes from the City Council meeting held on November 14, 2013. C. Consider approval of the minutes from the City Council meeting held on November 21, 2013. 8. ADJOURNMENT _________________________________ ______...


City Council Agenda 01/06/2014:
...on County, Utah, will hold a regular meeting in the City Council Chambers, 175 East 200 North, St. George, Utah, on Monday, January 6, 2014 commencing at 12:00 p.m. The agenda for the meeting is as follows: 1. Swearing in of newly elected officials. 2. Set deadline for acceptin...


City Council Meeting rescheduled Agenda 01/02/2020:
 Public Notice     Please be advised that the St. George City Council meeting regularly scheduled for Thursday, January 2, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. has been rescheduled for Thursday, Januar...


Risk Management:
Risk Management, under the direction of the City Attorney, oversees the prevention of injuries to City employees and losses to City assets along with control of


City Council Agenda 01/23/2014:
...ngton County, Utah, will hold a regular meeting on Thursday, January 23, 2014 in the City Council Chambers, St. George City Hall, 175 East 200 North, St. George, Utah, commencing at 4:00 p.m. The agenda for the meeting is as follows: 1. Interview applicants for vacant City Council seat. 2. Appoint new Cit...


City Council Agenda 01/02/2014:
...ashington County, Utah, will hold a work meeting on Thursday, January 2, 2014 in the City Council Chambers, St. George City Hall, 175 East 200 North, St. George, Utah, commencing at 4:00 p.m. The agenda for the meeting is as follows: 1. Recognition of outgoing Councilmembers Gail Bunker and Ben Nickle. 2....


Traffic School:
...) Enter Here   For additional traffic school related questions, call 1-888-312-6552.  (This helpline can only answer questions about traffic ...


Skateboard Camp:
... highly recommended. Instruction Time: 8:30-9:30am; Open Skate Time: 9:30-10:30am  Pricing Information$25/ youth


Sand Hollow Aquatic Center Water Aerobics:
... summer. Pricing Information   AGE RESIDENT NON-RESIDENT Youth (17 & Under) $3.50 $5.00 Adults (15 - 58) $4.00 $6.00 Seniors (59 +) $3.50 $5.00


Book Tee Times:
... courses: Sunbrook Golf Club: 60 days in advance Southgate Golf Club: 14 days in advance St. George Golf Club: 14 days in advance Dixie Red Hills: 30 days in advance


Hazardous Waste:
..., if otherwise disposed of, would be a hazardous waste under 40 CFR Part 261.  Such notification must include the name of the hazardous waste as set forth in 40 CFR Part 261, the EPA hazardous waste number, and the type of discharge (continuous, batch, or other).  If the User discharges more than one hundred (100) kilograms of such waste per calendar month to the POTW, the notification also shall contain the following information:  1) an identification of the hazardous constituents contained in the wastes; 2) an estimation of the mass and concentration of such constituents in the wastestream discharged during that calendar month; and 3) an estimation of the mass of constituents in the wastestream expected to be discharged during the following twelve (12) months.  All notifications must take place no later than one hundred and eighty (180) days after the discharge commences.  Any notification under this paragraph need be submitted only once for each hazardous waste discharged.  However, notifications of changed conditions must be submitted under Section 8-4-6.5 of this ordinance.  The notification requirement in this Section does not apply to pollutants already reported by Users subject to categorical Pretreatment Standards under the self‑monitoring requirements of Sections 8-4-6.1, 8-4-6.3, and 8-4-6.4 of this ordinance.   B.  Dischargers are exempt from the requirements of paragraph A, above, during a calendar month in which they discharge no more than fifteen (15) kilograms of  hazardous wastes, unless the wastes are acute hazardous wastes as specified in 40 CFR 261.30(d) and 261.33(e).  Discharge of more than fifteen (15) kilograms of non-acute hazardous wastes in a calendar month, or of any quantity of acute hazardous wastes as specified in 40 CFR 261.30(d) and 261.33(e), requires a one‑time notification.  Subsequent months during which the User discharges more than such quantities of any hazardous waste do not require additional notification.   C.  In the case of any new regulations under section 3001 of RCRA, identifying additional characteristics of hazardous waste or listing any additional substance as a hazardous waste, the User shall notify the Manager, the EPA Regional Waste Management Waste Division Director, and State hazardous waste authorities of the discharge of such substance within ninety (90) days of the effective date of such regulations.   D.  In the case of any notification made under this Section, the User shall certify that it has a program in place to reduce the volume and toxicity of hazardous wastes generated.   E.  This provision does not create a right to discharge any substance not otherwise permitted to be discharged by this ordinance, a permit issued thereunder, or any applicable Federal, State, or local law.   Definitions: (Ord. 8-4-1.4)(T)   Hazardous Waste.  Waste as defined in 40 CFR 261.3, incorporated herein and made a part hereof.                       Prohibited Discharge Standards: (Ord. 8-4-2.1)     A.    General Prohibitions.  No User shall introduce or cause to be introduced into the POTW any pollutant or wastewater which causes Pass Through or Interference.  These general prohibitions apply to all Users of the POTW whether or not they are subject to categorical Pretreatment Standards or any other National, State, or local Pretreatment Standards or Requirements.    For more information on Hazardous Waste please contact the SGRWRF Pretreatment Department.   SGRWRF Attn: Pretreatment Department 3780 W. 1550 W.  St. George, Utah 84790   Daniel Morrison / Pretreatment ...


smART Saturday - Art Classes for KIDS! :
 All smART Saturday programs run from 10:00-11:00 am the 2nd Saturday of each month. The program is designed for children ages 6-12 years old and includes an art lesson on an artist and a related art project. Classes are capped at 14 students. Register here to guarantee your spot.   2020 SCHEDULE: August 8- Glob it on like Morisot - Featured artist is Berthe Morisot September 12- Splatter Art with Pollock - Featured artist is Jackson Pollock October 10- Spooky Spider Sculptures - Featured artist is Louise Bourgeois November 14- Painted Pinch Pots - Featured artist is Maria Martinez December 12- Himmeli Ornaments - Featured art will focus on the Scand...


City Council Agenda 01/26/2017:
...ngton County, Utah, will hold a regular meeting on Thursday, January 26, 2017 in the Administrative Conference Room,  St. George City Hall, 175 East 200 North, St. George, Utah, commencing at 4:00 p.m.   The agenda for the meeting is as follows: Presentation from Merrill and Justin Osmond regarding Pioneer Day event.   Presentation regarding the Senior Companion and Foster Grandparent programs.   Consider approval of a Purchase and Sales Agreement with DSG Holdings LLC and K&D Family LLC to purchase 2.181 acres located on Crimson Ridge Drive near 3000 East.   Con...


City Council Meeting Agenda Agenda 08/01/2019:
...on County, Utah, will hold a regular meeting in the City Council Chambers, 175 East 200 North, St. George, Utah, on Thursday, August 1, 2019 commencing at 5:00 p.m.   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 professional services agreement with ICPE for design and construction management of Green Valley 138 Ring Bus addition.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: The City is planning to upgrade the existing 69 kV transmission line to a 138 kV transmission line from Green Valley Substation to the Bloomington Substation.   This line will tie into the existing 138 bus which will require additional breakers, switches and bus work.  ICPE will assist in providing engineering and design services for the 138 kV yard expansion.  Staff recommends approval.   b.            Consider approval of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Washington County School District for transfer of property to the City of St. George.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  Property along Lava Flow Drive was transferred to the School District where the Snow Canyon schools are now located.  The Sand Hollow wash was transferred to the City.  This property was meant to be transferred originally but was not.  This will allow the City to receive the property from the School District and the BLM.  Staff recommends approval.   c.            Consider approval to award a request for proposal to Rainbow Sign and Banner for the Arts District Wayfinding Signs Project.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: This project includes the design, fabrication, and installation of wayfinding signage throughout the City's Arts District.  This will give citizens and visitors clear direction on the location of public art related venues.  The signage is intended to market and brand the downtown art district.  This was a formal request for proposal (RFP) and four (4) proposals were received.  Staff recommends approval.   3.            Consider approval of the Parks, Recreation, Arts & Trails Master Plan.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: City staff has been working with a consultant to update and renew the Parks and Recreation Master Plan; the previous master plan was adopted by the City in 2006.  The process has included several community meetings and surveys, along with in depth analysis of existing facility and policies.  A final draft version was reviewed by the City Council on May 23, 2019 in a work session.  The public comment period concluded on July 8th.  Staff recommends adoption of the Master Plan.   4.            Take public comment and consider approval of the transfer of two (2) significant parcels of city-owned real property located at approximately 60 W. St George Blvd, parcel SG-459-B-CB, and 70 W. St. George Blvd, parcel SG-459-A-CB, to the Redevelopment Agency of the City of St. George.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: The City of St. George wishes to transfer two parcels of real property to the Redevelopment Agency of the City of St. George to accommodate future re-development and agrees to accept a promissory note for future payment.  The Inn at St. George and the Bicycle Collective are currently located on this property.  Staff recommends approval.   5.            Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance amending the final plat and to vacate a public utility drainage and irrigation easement located at Lot 24, Southgate Hills Phase 2.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This request is to consider an amended final subdivision plat located at 2143 South Southgate Hills Drive.  The purpose of this Amended Final Subdivision Plat adjust the exterior boundary line of said Lot 24 and vacate the public utilities drainage and irrigation easement along the rear of the said Lot 24; zoning is R-3.  Staff recommends approval.   6.            Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance vacating a public utility and drainage easement located on the side and rear of Lot 6 in the Casa Del Rio Subdivision.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This request is to consider vacating an existing public utility and drainage easement located on Lot 6, Casa Del Rio Subdivision; zoning is R-1-10.  Staff recommends approval.         7.            Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance for a water tank and water line access easement located at 1760 East and 5840 South as the road was not built in the easement area.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This request is to vacate a water tank and water line access easement located at 1760 East and 5840 South.  A new easement will be dedicated where the road was built; zoning is R-1-10.  Staff recommends approval.   8.            Consider approval of an ordinance limiting the amount of time a trailer can be parked on a public street.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  Citizens have expressed concerns about trailers being parked on a public street.  The current city ordinance prohibits vehicles from being parked for longer than 24-hours but not trailers.   Trailers may be parked on the street for indefinite periods of time.  By leaving a trailer parked on a street, it narrows the drive aisle of the street and causes visibility and safety issues, especially around driveways.  Staff recommends approving the ordinance change to prohibit trailers from being parked on a street for more than 24-hours at a time.   9.            Consider approval of an ordinance amending the general plan from LDR (Low Density Residential) to MDR (Medium Density Residential) on approximately 4.56 acres generally located at 1400 E Riverside Drive, east of River Road.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The General Plan land-use designation is currently Low Density Residential. The applicant would like to put in housing like the existing residential development to the west, which would require the Medium Density Residential (5-9 dwelling units per acre) land-use designation.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   10.        Consider approval of an ordinance amending the general plan from LDR (Low Density Residential) to MDR (Medium Density Residential) on 5.09 acres and to COM (Commercial) on 4.40 acres (total acreage is 9.49 acres) generally located at the intersection of River Road and Ft. Pierce Drive and called the Jones Hill property.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The applicant is requesting to change this land-use designation to COM (Commercial) along River Road and MDR (Medium Density Residential) (5-9 dwelling units per acre) on the rear portion of this parcel.  This site is mostly surrounded by single-family homes.  Cottam Cove will surround this site to the south and east and the existing Quail Valley Estates is located along the northern boundary of this property.  The Planning Commission recommended denial.   11.        Consider approval of an ordinance amending the PD-C (Planned Development Commercial) zone to add more uses to the Use List for the Green Door Boutique located at the northwest corner of 300 North and 500 West.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  In 2017, a zone change was approved by the City Council for the “Green Door Boutique.” The site was changed to PD-C and the use of a boutique was established. However, at that time, only one (1) use was approved for the building. Therefore, the applicant is requesting to expand the use list to include other uses.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   12.        Consider approval of an ordinance changing the zone from R-1-10 (Single Family Residential, minimum lot size 10,000 square feet) to R-1-6 (Single Family Residential, minimum lot size 6,000 square feet) for Varano Vistas at Divario (PA-12) on approximately 34.26 acres.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This is a request to consider a zone change from R-1-10 (Single Family Residential, minimum lot size 10,000 square feet) to R-1-6 (Single Family Residential, minimum lot size 6,000 sq. ft) on approximately 34.26 acres.  The request is in harmony with the Divario land use plan for the area.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   13.        Consider approval of a Hillside Development Permit to allow for exclusions of small areas from slope determination for Planning Area 12 of the Divario subdivision.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The applicant seeks a Hillside Development permit to develop Verano Vistas (PA 12) in the Divario Subdivision.  The applicant would like to fill in an insignificant slope area to be able to create more usable land for the development of single-family homes in PA 12.  The Hillside Review Board and Planning Commission recommended approval.   14.        Consider approval of an ordinance changing the zone for a subdivision located at 3210 East Street from A-1 (Agricultural, minimum lot size 40,000 square feet) to R-1-10 (Single Family Residential, minimum lot size 10,000 square feet) on approximately 4.77 acres generally located on 3210 East Street south of 2000 South Street.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The applicant is seeking to rezone this piece of land from A-1 (Agricultural, minimum lot size 40,000 sq. ft) to R-1-10 (Single-Family Residential, minimum lot size 10,000 square feet) for the purpose of developing residential lots.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   15.        Consider approval of an ordinance amending a zoning regulation to Title 10, Chapter 8 Planned Development Zone (PD), Section 6 Commercial/Manufacturing Development Standards to add Storage Rental Unit regulations.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The applicant is proposing to add regulations regarding the placement of storage rental units in the Planned Development Chapter of the Zoning Regulations. This would allow for multiple story storage facilities in the PD-C zone.  Staff has been preparing Title 10, which does address and mitigate the impacts of storage facilities in the PD-C zone. The Planning Commission recommended approval. The Planning Commission recommended approval.   16.        Consider approval of an ordinance amending Lot 7 of the Serenity Cove Subdivision by subdividing Lot 7 into two (2) Lots.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This request is to consider an amended final subdivision plat located at 2760 East Circle at approximately 1750 South.  The purpose of this amendment is to reverse the lot merger that was approved by City Council on September 6, 2018 for Lots 7 & 8 and go back to having two lots instead of one that will match the existing Plat for Serenity Cove Subdivision as on file in the office of the Washington County Recorder’s Office; zoning is R-1-10.  The Planning Commission recommended approval. 17.        Consider approval of an ordinance amending the final subdivision plat for Serenity Hills Second Amended by changing the walkout basement note.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This request is to consider an amended final subdivision plat located at 2700 East Street and 1910 South Street.  The purpose of this Amended Final Subdivision Plat is to amend General Notes and Restrictions #5 to now read “Lots 1, 8, 14-24, 30, 39-43, 48, 53-60, 68-72, 79-94 are to be built as walkout basements only, unless otherwise approved by the City of St. George Engineer based on a site plan that meets all applicable city standards, including, but not limited to, grading and setback standards and requirements.”; zoning is R-1-10.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   18.        Consider approval of a conditional use permit to allow 'Central Storage' to remodel and expand at 935 and 955 North 1300 West Street.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The applicant is requesting to expand their storage facility by remodeling the adjacent commercial building to the south for additional indoor storage.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   19.        Consider approval of a final subdivision plat for Anasazi Ridge at Entrada Phase 6.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This is the final subdivision plat for Anasazi Ridge at Entrada Phase 6, a 4-lot residential subdivision located at Cohonina Trail and Supia Trail; zoning is PD-R.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   20.        Consider approval of a final subdivision plat for Blackhawk Townhomes St. George Phase 3.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This is the final subdivision plat for Blackhawk Townhomes St. George Phase 3, a 14-lot residential subdivision located at 1001 West Curly Hollow Drive; zoning is R-3.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   21.        Consider approval of a final subdivision plat for Blackhawk Townhomes St. George Phase 4.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This is the final subdivision plat for Blackhawk Townhomes St. George Phase 4, a 19-lot residential subdivision located at 1001 West Curly Hollow Drive; zoning is R-3.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   22.        Consider approval of a preliminary plat for Desert Vista at Desert Canyons.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This preliminary plat is for Desert Vista at Desert Canyons, a 114-lot residential subdivision located south of Southern Parkway and west of Desert Canyons Parkway; zoning is PD-R (Planned Development Residential). This will be a single-family subdivision equivalent to an R-1-8 development. This development will have a home owner's association to maintain the neighborhood park and open space.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.         23.        Consider approval of a preliminary plat for Meadow Valley Farms Phase 10C and 12.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This preliminary plat is for Meadow Valley Farms Phase 10C and 12, a 7-lot residential subdivision located at 4040 South Quarry Ridge Drive; zoning is RE-20 (Residential Estates, 20,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size). This plat is in the Erosion Hazard Boundary line and a portion of Phase 10C is within the 100-year floodplain.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   24.        Consider approval of a preliminary plat for Ridge West No. 4 - Amended and Extended.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: This preliminary plat is for Ridge West No. 4 - Amended and Extended, a 2-lot residential subdivision located at 950 West and 750 North Streets; zoning is R-1-10 (Single-Family Residential, 10,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size). This plat will amend lot 58 by extending it northward and creating lot 67 located on 950 West. A Hillside Development permit was approved for this project on May 2, 2019.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   25. &...


City Council Meeting Agenda Agenda 03/01/2018:
...on County, Utah, will hold a regular meeting in the City Council Chambers, 175 East 200 North, St. George, Utah, on Thursday, March 1, 2018 commencing at 5:00 p.m.   The agenda for the meeting is as follows:   Call to Order Invocation Flag Salute   1. CONSENT CALENDAR   A. Comments from the public.   B. Consider approval of the financial report for January, 2018.   2. BID OPENINGS   A. Consider award of bid for the Bloomington Park restroom remodel.   B. Consider award of bid for the 2018 ReUse Center crushing operation.   C. Consider approval of a change order to the Virgin River EWP project.   3. PUBLIC HEARINGS   A. Public hearing to consider vacating a portion of Desert Canyons Parkway,  approximately between 3700 East and 3900 East by reducing the width of the road on the north side.  Desert Canyons Development, applicant.   B. Public hearing to consider vacating a portion of a St. George power easement located in The Ledges Development at approximately 4700 North.  Development Solutions Group, applicant.   4. ORDINANCES A. Consider approval of an ordinance vacating a portion of Desert Canyons Parkway,  approximately between 3700 East and 3900 East by reducing the width of the road on the north side.     B. Consider approval of an ordinance vacating a portion of a St. George power easement located in The Ledges Development at approximately 4700 North.   5. RESOLUTIONS - None scheduled   6. STAFF REPORTS A. Report from the Planning Commission meeting held on February 20, 2018.   B. Consider approval of conditional use permit to construct a building that exceeds 35’ in height at the City’s Wastewater Treatment facility located at 2176 West 3780 South.  City of St. George, applicant.   C. Consi...


Regular Meeting Agenda 01/04/2018:
...on County, Utah, will hold a regular meeting in the City Council Chambers, 175 East 200 North, St. George, Utah, on Thursday, January 4, 2018 commencing at 5:00 p.m.   The agenda for the meeting is as follows:   CALL TO ORDER INVOCATION FLAG SALUTE     1.        CONSENT CALENDAR            A.    PUBLIC COMMENT   B.    CONSIDER APPROVAL OF THE FINANCIAL REPORT FOR NOVEMBER 2017                                  2.        BID OPENINGS            A.    AWARD BID FOR 2017 SEWER MANHOLE REHAB 3000 EAST PROJECT   B.    AWARD BID FOR VIRGIN RIVER EMERGENCY WATERSHED   C.          CONSIDER APPROVAL OF A PROFESSIONAL SERVICE AGREEMENT FOR FUEL LEAK SAMPLING         3.        PUBLIC HEARINGS            A.           CONSIDER A ZONE CHANGE FROM OS (OPEN SPACE) TO R-1-10 (SINGLE FAMILY  RESIDENTIAL 10,000 SQ. FT. MINIMUM LOT SIZE) ON APPROX. 5.27 ACRES FOR “DOUBLE W BANE GATE” LOCATED AT APPROX. 1400 W 3650 S IN BLOOMINGTON.  APPLICANT- BLAINE WEBBER   B.           CONSIDER A ZONE CHANGE AMENDMENT IN THE PD-C ZONE TO DEVELOP THE “BIG SHOTS” GOLF CENTER (DRIVING RANGE) LOCATED AT INTERSECTION OF THE I-15 FREEWAY AND THE SOUTHERN CORRIDOR.  APPLICANT – BOB HERMANDSON   C.          CONSIDER A ZONE CHANGE FROM PD-R (PLANNED DEVELOPMENT RESIDENTIAL) TO PD-C (PLANNED DEVELOPMENT COMMERCIAL) AT 3143 S 840 E.   D.          CONSIDER A GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT TO AMEND THE GENERAL PLAN FROM PF (PUBLIC FACILITIES) TO LDR (LOW DENSITY RESIDENTIAL) ON APPROX. 17 ACRES FOR “THE WILLOWS” LOCATED AT APPROX. 2710 E CRIMSON RIDGE DRIVE. APPLICANT – DEVELOPMENT SOLUTIONS   E.           CONSIDER A ZONE CHANGE FROM A-1 (AGRICULTURE) AND A-20 (AGRICULTURE) TO R-1-10 (SINGLE FAMILY  RESIDENTIAL 10,000 SQ. FT. MINIMUM LOT SIZE) ON APPROX. 17 ACRES FOR “THE WILLOWS” LOCATED AT 2710 E CRIMSON RIDGE DRIVE.  APPLICANT – DEVELOPMENT SOLUTIONS   F.           CONSIDER VACATING A PORTION OF 400 SOUTH STREET LOCATED AT APPROX. 364 WEST 400 SOUTH STREET. FOR A PORTION OF THE ROADWAY THAT IS APPROX. 133 FT. X 6.50 FT. LOCATED JUST BEHIND THE SIDEWALK.  APPLICANT – STACY YOUNG   G.          CONSIDER VACATING AN EASEMENT LOCATED AT THE HILTON ROUNDABOUT LOCATED AT 50 WEST AND 1350 SOUTH.  APPLICANT – RIED POPE   H.          CONSIDER AN AMENDED FINAL PLAT FOR SOUTHGATE HILLS SUBDIVISION PHASE 5 TO MERGE TO CONTIGUOUS LOTS TOGETHER AND VACATE THE PUBLIC UTILITIES AND DRAINAGE EASEMENT LOCATED BETWEEN THE LOTS.    4.        ORDINANCES   A.           APPROVE ORDINANCE FOR A ZONE CHANGE FROM OS (OPEN SPACE) TO R-1-10 (SINGLE FAMILY  RESIDENTIAL 10,000 SQ. FT. MINIMUM LOT SIZE) ON APPROX. 5.27 ACRES FOR “DOUBLE W BANE GATE” LOCATED AT APPROX. 1400 W 3650 S IN BLOOMINGTON.    B.           APPROVE ORDINANCE FOR  A ZONE CHANGE AMENDMENT IN THE PD-C ZONE TO DEVELOP THE “BIG SHOTS” GOLF CENTER (DRIVING RANGE) LOCATED AT INTERSECTION OF THE I-15 FREEWAY AND THE SOUTHERN CORRIDOR.    C.          APPROVE ORDINANCE FOR A ZONE CHANGE FROM PD-R (PLANNED DEVELOPMENT RESIDENTIAL) TO PD-C (PLANNED DEVELOPMENT COMMERCIAL) AT 3143 S 840 E.   D.          APPROVE ORDINANCE FOR A GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT TO AMEND THE GENERAL PLAN FROM PF (PUBLIC FACILITIES) TO LDR (LOW DENSITY RESIDENTIAL) ON APPROX. 17 ACRES FOR “THE WILLOWS” LOCATED AT APPROX. 2710 E CRIMSON RIDGE DRIVE.   E.           APPROVE ORDINANCE FOR A ZONE CHANGE FROM A-1 (AGRICULTURE) AND A-20 (AGRICULTURE) TO R-1-10 (SINGLE FAMILY  RESIDENTIAL 10,000 SQ. FT. MINIMUM LOT SIZE) ON APPROX. 17 ACRES FOR “THE WILLOWS” LOCATED AT 2710 E CRIMSON RIDGE DRIVE.    F.           APPROVE ORDINANCE VACATING A PORTION OF 400 SOUTH STREET LOCATED AT APPROX. 364 WEST 400 SOUTH STREET. FOR A PORTION OF THE ROADWAY THAT IS APPROX. 133 FT. X 6.50 FT. LOCATED JUST BEHIND THE SIDEWALK.    G.          APPROVE ORDINANCE VACATING AN EASEMENT LOCATED AT THE HILTON ROUNDABOUT LOCATED AT 50 WEST AND 1350 SOUTH.    5.                   RESOLUTIONS                         NONE   6.                   STAFF REPORTS   A.           PRESENTATION AND CONSIDER APPROVAL OF AUDITED CAFR FOR FY 2017.   B.           CONSIDER APPROVAL OF A REQUEST FOR LOCAL CONSENT FOR A CLASS C LICENSE, A FULL SERVICE RESTAURANT LOCATED AT 974 W SUNSET BLVD. APPLICANT - ARTISIAN GROUP LLC   C.           CONSIDER APPROVAL OF A REQUEST FOR A CLASS A BEER LICENSE LOCATED AT 615 EAST ST. GEORGE BLVD.  APPLICANT – WALGREEN CO.   D.           CONSIDER APPROVAL OF A DONATION AGREEMENT WITH MBA PROPERTIES, LLC.  APPLICANT – MARV BLOSCH   E.           CONSIDER REQUEST TO PURCHASE APPROX. 2,167 SQ. FT. OF SURPLUS CITY PROPERTY LOCATED IMMEDIATELY BEHIND 1210 WEST CIRCLE AND SHADOW POINT DRIVE. APPLICANT – JED HAFEN   F.           CONSIDER THE PLANNING COMMISSION REPORT FROM THE MEETING HELD ON DECEMBER 12, 2017.   G.           CONSIDER A CUP TO CONSTRUCT GARAGE OVER 15’ IN HEIGHT. APPLICANT – S & S HOMES   H.           CONSIDER APPROVAL OF A FEDERAL AID AGREEMENT FOR THE WIDENING OF RIVER ROAD TO 1450 SOUTH PROJECT.   I.            CONSIDER APPROVAL OF A FEDERAL AID AGREEMENT FOR THE 400 SOUTH UNDERPASS PROJECT.   J.         APPOINTMENTS TO BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS OF THE CITY.   K.        REQUEST A CLOSED SESSION.   7.        MINUTES                         NONE   8.        REPORTS                                  A.        Reports from Mayor, Councilmembers and City Manager.                                                                              9.        ADJOURNMENT                                    Annette Hansen, Deputy City Recorder                                  Date:  December 29, 2017           REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: ...


City Council Meeting Agenda Agenda 02/01/2018:
...on County, Utah, will hold a regular meeting in the City Council Chambers, 175 East 200 North, St. George, Utah, on Thursday, February 1, 2018 commencing at 5:00 p.m.   The agenda for the meeting is as follows:   Call to Order Invocation Flag Salute   1. CONSENT CALENDAR   A. Comments from the public.   B. Consider approval of the financial report for December, 2017.   C. Consider approval of hangar lease with Mesquite Air Operations for hangars 57G and 58H.   2. BID OPENINGS   A. Consider award of bid for the Sunset Well replacement project.   B. Consider award of bid for the Sunset Park Phase 2 project.   C. Consider award of bid for the Sunset Park Phase 2 playground equipment.   D. Consider award of bid for LED streetlight heads.   E. Consider award of bid for western red cedar wood poles.   3. PUBLIC HEARINGS   A. Public hearing to consider changing the zone from C-3 (General Commercial) to PD-C (Planned Development Commercial) on approximately 3.32 acres generally located at approximately 2050 East Riverside Drive.  Rich Lewis, applicant.   B. Public hearing to consider changing the zone from R-1-10 (Single Family Residential 10,000 sq ft minimum lot size) to PD-C (Planned Development Commercial) on approximately 7.38 acres generally located at the southeast corner of the intersection of 2450 South and River Road.  Desert Investments Group, LLC, applicant.   C. Public hearing to consider amending the General Plan to amend the Atkinville Plan and Desert Color Community - South Block General Plan Land Use map and associated text from OS (Open Space) to Town Center on approximately 25 acres located near the southeast intersection of exit 1 of the Southern Parkway and the Southern Parkway and Neighborhood 4 Residential to Agricultural on approximately 25 acres located at the southeast corner of Neighborhood 4 and the Arizona border.  Desert Color St. George, LLC, applicant.   D. Public hearing to consider amending the General Plan from Low Density Residential to Commercial on approximately 5.97 acres and from Low Density Residential to Medium Density Residential on approximately 5.91 acres generally located at the southwest intersection of Dixie Drive and Canyon View Drive. Lonne Gubler, applicant.   E. Public hearing to consider vacating the northerly portion of 1470 South Street between Black Ridge Drive and Hilton Drive.  David Kipp and Marc Brown, applicants.   F. Public hearing to consider amendments to the Fiscal Year 2017-18 budget. 4. ORDINANCES A. Consider approval of an ordinance vacating a portion of lot 2 of West Creek Commercial subdivision located at 772 North Dixie Drive.   B. Consider approval of an ordinance vacating a portion of the Sundown Estates subdivision located east of the Church of Christ located at 1330 West 750 North.   C. Consider approval of an ordinance amending the business license code.   D. Consider approval of an ordinance amending the purchasing code.   E. Consider approval of a temporary ordinance regarding temporary banners.   F. Consider approval of an ordinance changing the zone from C-3 (General Commercial) to PD-C (Planned Development Commercial) on approximately 3.32 acres generally located at approximately 2050 East Riverside Drive.     G. Consider approval of an ordinance changing the zone from R-1-10 (Single Family Residential 10,000 sq ft minimum lot size) to PD-C (Planned Development Commercial) on approximately 7.38 acres generally located at the southeast corner of the intersection of 2450 South and River Road.     H. Consider approval of an ordinance amending the General Plan to amend the Atkinville Plan and Desert Color Community - South Block General Plan Land Use map and associated text from OS (Open Space) to Town Center on approximately 25 acres located near the southeast intersection of exit 1 of the Southern Parkway and the Southern Parkway and Neighborhood 4 Residential to Agricultural on approximately 25 acres located at the southeast corner of Neighborhood 4 and the Arizona border.     I. Consider approval of an ordinance amending the General Plan from Low Density Residential to Commercial on approximately 5.97 acres and from Low Density Residential to Medium Density Residential on approximately 5.91 acres generally located at the southwest intersection of Dixie Drive and Canyon View Drive.   J. Consider approval of an ordinance vacating the northerly portion of 1470 South Street between Black Ridge Drive and Hilton Drive.   5. RESOLUTIONS A. Consider approval of a resolution amending the Fiscal Year 2017-18 budget. B. Consider approval of a resolution appointing City Officers. C. Consider approval of a resolution appointing the City Manager. 6. STAFF REPORTS A. Consider approval of a local consent for a Class C license, a full service restaurant, for the Wing Nutz located at 250 North Red Hills Drive, #25.  Wing Nutz St. George II, LLC, applicant.   B. Consider approval of sponsorship for the Street Fest.   C. Report from the Planning Commission meeting held on January 23, 2018.   D. Consider approval of a request to purchase surplus City pro...


City Council Agenda 01/05/2017:
...on County, Utah, will hold a regular meeting in the City Council Chambers, 175 East 200 North, St. George, Utah, on Thursday, January 5, 2017 commencing at 5:00 p.m.   The agenda for the meeting is as follows:   Call to Order                                                                                                            Invocation Flag Salute   1.       CONSENT CALENDAR             A.       Comments from the public.   B.       Consider approval of the financial report for November, 2016.   2.       BID OPENINGS   A.       Consider award of bid for the purchase of loose equipment for three (3) new fire engine/pumper trucks currently under contract.   B.       Consider approval of a professional services agreement for the centrifuge upgrade at the Wastewater Treatment Plant.   C.       Consider approval of a professional services agreement for the Cement Tank Waterline and the City Creek to Ledges Waterline and 138kV Powerline BLM Plan of Development projects.   3.       PUBLIC HEARINGS   A.       Public hearing to consider amending the Lin’s Planned Development Commercial zone located at the southwest corner of 3000 East and Mall Drive to develop a credit union.  Mountain America Credit Union, applicant. B.       Public hearing to consider changing the zone from RE-37.5 to R-1-10 on 0.76 acres located on the corner of Del Mar Drive and Damascus Drive.  Brett and Julie Empey, applicants. C.       Public hearing to consider changing the zone from R-1-10 to R-1-8 on 0.877 acres generally located at the intersection of Maple Mountain Drive and Marietta Drive. Development Solutions Group, Inc, applicant. D.       Public hearing to consider amending the General Plan to include the St. George Active Transportation Plan.  City of St. George, applicant. E.       Public hearing to consider a request to annex 24.32 acres located at approximately 1300 South Dixie Drive into the City municipal boundaries.  Intellisites, applicant.  4.       ORDINANCES A.       Consider approval of an ordinance amending the Lin’s Planned Development Commercial zone located at the southwest corner of 3000 East and Mall Drive to develop a credit union. B.       Consider approval of an ordinance changing the zone from RE-37.5 to R-1-10 on 0.76 acres located on the corner of Del Mar Drive and Damascus Drive. C.       Consider approval of an ordinance changing the zone from R-1-10 to R-1-8 on 0.877 acres generally located at the intersection of Maple Mountain Drive and Marietta Drive. D.       Consider approval of an ordinance amending the General Plan to include the St. George Active Transportation Plan.  E.       Consider approval of an ordinance annexing 24.32 acres located at approximately 1300 South Dixie Drive into the City municipal boundaries.  5.                 RESOLUTIONS A.       Consider approval of a resolution approving the execution of an agreement with Washington County for the transfer of property from the County to the City. 6.       STAFF REPORTS   A.       Consider approval of a reimbursement agreement with Quality Development for the construction of roadway, drainage and trail improvements along Horseman Park Drive.   B.       Consider approval of a parking ratio of 1:150 for restaurants at the Shoppes at Zion located at 250 North Red Cliffs Drive.    C.       Consider renewing the agreement with Everbridge for the paging system and reverse 911 system for all of Washington County.   D.       Set new date and time for an employee appeal hearing.   E.       Consider approval of a new car rental agreement with Hertz Corporation.   F.       Consider approval of a new car rental agreement with Avis Rent-A-Car and Budget Rent-A-Car.   G.       Consider approval of a new car rental agreement with Enterprise Rent-A-Car Company of Utah.   H.       Appointments to boards and commissions of the City.   I.        Request a closed session.     7.       MINUTES   A.       Consider approval of the minutes from the meeting held on November 10, 2016.   B.       Consider approval of the minutes from the meeting held on November 17, 2016.   C.       Consider approval of the minutes from the meeting held on December 1, 2016.   D.       Consider approval of the minutes from the meeting held on December 15, 2016.   8.       REPORTS   &n...


City Council Meeting Agenda Agenda 01/06/2020:
... January 6, 2020 in the City Council Chambers,  St. George City Hall, 175 East 200 North, St. George, Utah, commencing at 12:00 p.m.   The agenda for the meeting is as follows:           1.     Swearing in of elected officials.    ...


City Council Work Meeting Agenda Agenda 01/09/2020:
...nuary 9, 2020 in the Administrative Conference Room, St. George City Hall, 175 East 200 North, St. George, Utah, at 4:00 p.m.    The agen...


City Council Agenda Meeting Agenda 01/16/2020:
...tah, will hold a regular meeting at the St. George City Offices located at 175 East 200 North, St. George, Utah, on Thursday, January 16, 2020 commencing at 5:00 p.m.   The agenda for the meeting is as follows:   Call to Order                                                                                                  Invocation Flag Salute   1.            Consent Calendar.   a.    Consider award of bid to Val Kotter & Sons for the 2019 Sewer Relining project.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The purpose of this project is to reduce and prevent groundwater infiltration and microbial-induced corrosion of the sewer lines in the Bloomington area, specifically Baneberry Drive and Mulberry Drive.   Approximately 4,000 feet of sewer will be relined.  This was a formal bid and three (3) bids were received.  Staff recommends approval in the amount of $254,524.   b.    Consider award of bid to Pipeline Inspection Services for the 2019 Manhole Rehab project.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The purpose of this project is to reduce and prevent groundwater infiltration and microbial-induced corrosion of the sewer lines in the area of the Virgin River from Mall Drive to 1450 South and River Road.   Approximately twenty-seven (27) manholes will be treated on this regional waterline and will be funded by regional funds. This was a formal bid and three (3) bids were received.  Staff recommends approval in the amount of $118,325.   c.    Consider award of bid to Precision Contractors for the Sand Hollow Regional Pipeline South Connection Project.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This pipeline will connect the Sand Hollow Regional Pipeline to the City of St. George system with the connection point being at the airport.  This was a formal bid and eight (8) bids were received.  Staff recommends approval in the amount of $798,829.25.  The project will be funded by impact fees in the Capital Facilities Plan.   d.    Consider approval of the minutes from the meetings held on November 7, 2019; November 21,2019; December 5, 2019; December 6, 2019; December 11, 2019; January 6, 2020; January 9, 2020 (regular Meeting); and January 9, 2020 (work meeting).       2.            Consider approval of an Interlocal Agreement between the City and Washington County for 2020-2024 Ironman events.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This agreement is very similar to past interlocal agreements between the City and Washington County for Ironman events over the past decade.  In the agreement, the City agrees to host the Ironman event at Town Square (for the Ironman Village, T2, T3, and finish line), waive special event and vendor permit fees, provide outdoor storage space, provide police, emergency and other municipal services within the city, coordinate traffic control, provide electrical services and lighting at Town Square and notify the community of the events. The City agrees to provide services (those mentioned above plus staging) valued up to $25,000 per event and up to $50,000 value in services for the 2-day world championship event in 2021.  The term of the agreement includes all 2020-2024 Ironman events (6 total: two full distance, three 70.3 distance and one world championship).   Staff recommends approval.   3.            Public hearing and consideration of a 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 after completion of 50% of the fiscal year. Budget opening requests submitted consist primarily of projects approved and started in the previous year which need to be carried over to the current year; project re-allocations; and new contractually- funded or new grant-funded projects.  Staff recommends taking public comment and approval of the resolution.   4.            Consider approval of a conditional use permit to allow replacement of the existing AWI tower in the Open Space zone located at 845 East Red Hills Parkway.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The original tower was placed in the 1950's.  Due to age and other factors it needs to be replaced.  It serves AWI/Wico and it also serves the City's network systems, Water Department, the regional airport, and emergency services.  Staff recommends approval.   5.            Consider approval of a conditional use permit to develop a 2.5 story building at approximately 1300 South Hilton Drive in the Commerce Point commercial subdivision.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The Commerce Point subdivision was recorded March 23, 2018.  As the overall project will have an aggregate ground floor area g...


City Council Agenda 01/04/2016:
...shington County, Utah, will hold a regular meeting on Monday, January 4, 2016 in the City Council Chambers, St. George City Hall, 175 East 200 North, St. George, Utah, commencing at 12:00 p.m. The agenda for the meeting is as follows: 1. Swearing in of elected officials. ________________________...


City Council Agenda 01/07/2016:
...on County, Utah, will hold a regular meeting in the City Council Chambers, 175 East 200 North, St. George, Utah, on Thursday, January 7, 2016 commencing at 5:00 p.m. The agenda for the meeting is as follows: Call to Order Invocation Flag Salute 1. CONSENT CALENDAR A. Comments from the public. 2. BID OPENINGS A. Consider award of bid for a 60’ Bucket XT Pro for the Parks Division. B. Consider award of bid for a chassis cab for a 60’ bucket truck for the Parks Division. C. Consider award of bid for the Millcreek Park playground equipment. 3. PUBLIC HEARINGS A. Public hearing to consider a zone change amendment to change the Desert Canyons Planned Development Master Plan from PD-8 to R-1-10 on 5.96 acres located at approximately Rim Runner Drive and Church Rocks Drive (east of Deserts Edge Phase 1). Development Solutions Group, applicant. B. Public hearing to consider rezoning 3.64 acres from R-1-10 to PD-C for Boulder Creek Commons North and 13 acres from R-1-10 to PD-C for Boulder Creek Commons South; properties are located north and south of 1450 South Street and River Road. Shefco LLC, applicant. 4. ORDINANCES A. Consider approval of an ordinance amending Desert Canyons Planned Development Master Plan on 5.96 acres located at approximately Rim Runner Drive and Church Rocks Drive (east of Deserts Edge Phase 1). B. Consider approval of an ordinance rezoning 3.64 acres from R-1-10 to PD-C for Boulder Creek Commons North and 13 acres from R-1-10 to PD-C for Boulder Creek Commons South; properties are located north and south of 1450 South Street and River Road. 5. RESOLUTIONS – None scheduled 6. STAFF REPORTS A. Presentation of the audit report for the Fiscal Year ended June 30, 2015. A. Consider approval of a Class C Beer License and Local Consent for the Twisted Noodle Café located at 20 North Main Street, #108. Cameron Payne, applicant. B. Consider the Planning Commission report for the meeting held on December 22, 2015. C. Consider approval of Single Event Alcohol permits and Local Consent for the 2016 year for the George Jazz Garden beer garden located at 2 West St. George...


City Council Meeting Agenda Agenda 01/23/2020:
...ing at 3:00 p.m. at the Bear Claw Poppy Trailhead located at approximately 1900 West Navajo Drive, St. George, Utah.   The agenda for the meeting is as follows:   1.       Dedication and ribbon cutting for the Bear Claw Poppy Trail.   Return to the Pioneer Courthouse located at 97 East St. George Boulevard, St. George, Utah, at approximately 4:00 p.m. for the remainder of the meeting, as follows:   2.       Tour of the Pioneer Courthouse.   3.       Update from the Golf Division.   4.       Update from Energy Services.   5.       Presentation and discussion regarding the proposed adoption of Title 4, Chapter 10 of City Code – Health, Safety and Property Maintenance.   6...


Regular Meeting Agenda 01/02/2018:
...on County, Utah, will hold a regular meeting in the City Council Chambers, 175 East 200 North, St. George, Utah, on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 commencing at 4:00 p.m.   The agenda for the meeting is as follows:     1.    Swearing in of elected officials.                                      Annette Hansen, Deputy City Recorder                                 December 29, 2017         REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION:  The Cit...


City Council Meeting Agenda Agenda 01/03/2019:
...on County, Utah, will hold a regular meeting in the City Council Chambers, 175 East 200 North, St. George, Utah, on Thursday, January 3, 2019 commencing at 5:00 p.m.   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 Purchase and Sale Agreement for the purchase of a portion of future 2450 South from the Schmutz Enterprises LTD partnership.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This agreement is for the purchase of a portion of future 2450 South from the Schmutz Enterprises LTD partnership.  Staff recommends approval.   b.    Consider approval of a Purchase and Sale Agreement for the purchase of a portion of 2450 South.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This agreement is for the purchase of a portion of future 2450 South from C&C Cattle Farms LLC.  Staff recommends approval.         c.    Consider approval of a Cooperative Agreement with UDOT for the Virgin River North Trail Gap project.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The City's Park Planning Division requested UDOT to form a partnership agreement in an effort to use Transportation Alternative Program (TAP) funds for construction of the Virgin River North Trail - Fossil Falls Park site to the Millcreek Power Station along the river.  The request was accepted and the UDOT Matching Funds Agreement was drafted for $500,000.  Staff recommends approval.   d.    Consider approval of a Reimbursement Agreement with Quality Excavation for the installation of an irrigation line through Phase 7 of The Arbors.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  In an effort to expand the City’s secondary irrigation system and provide redundancy to the system, have the need to install an irrigation line through The Arbors subdivision.  With each phase of the subdivision, we have requested that the developer/contractor, Quality Excavation, install the irrigation line as each phase of the subdivision is constructed.    e.    Consider approval of an updated Regional Water Supply Pooling Agreement with the Washington County Water Conservancy District.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The original Regional Water Supply Pooling Agreement was executed in 2006.  The proposed amended agreement clarifies certain items in the original agreement.  The proposed changes to the agreement are considered minor and do not significantly change the terms and intent of the original agreement.  Staff recommends approval.   f.     Consider Approval of a change order to a Professional Services Agreement for the Sand Hollow Regional Pipeline Connection Project.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The City entered into a PSA with Alpha Engineering for the design and construction management of the Sand Hollow Regional Pipeline Connection project which will provide an additional source of water to the Little Valley and South Block areas.  Due to the timing of the Sand Hollow Regional Pipeline project, that source of water will not be available in time for the peak demand of 2019.  In order to provide an adequate supply of water for this next year, our Little Valley Pump Station and pipeline needed to be up-sized.  This change order is for the design and CM of this project.  Staff recommends approval.   g.    Consider approval of a change order to a Professional Services Agreement for the Gunlock Water Treatment Plant Environmental Assessment.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The Environmental Assessment for the Gunlock Water Treatment Plant has been submitted and accepted by the BLM.  The Professional Services Agreement for this project and the associated costs were determined by our initial meetings with the BLM, and what their expectations for the project were.   Due to the extensive time for the BLM review and the changing requests from BLM throughout the project, there are additional costs associated with the project.  Staff recommends approval.    h.    Consider award of contract to Doxtek for Enterprise Content Management Services.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This project will provide the means to drive cost savings, time savings, efficiency, interdepartmental unity, and public relations through document management capabilities and business process automation.  This software also brings the added benefit of drastically reducing the City's reliance on paper and its associated time, retention, and storage costs.  Staff recommends approval.   i.     Consider award of bid to Insituform Technologies, LLC for the 2018 Sewer Relining Project.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The project consists of relining approximately 6,000 linear feet of sewer main line. The main lines are deteriorated due to the corrosive nature of the waste water.  If the main lines are relined before they are fully deteriorated their usability will be maintained.  This was a formal bid; six (6) bids were received. Staff recommends approval.   j.     Consider approval to declare items as surplus. BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  There are three (3) items to declare as surplus: 1) 2008 Vactor truck from the Streets Division; 2) IKON Roll Feeder Scanner; and 3) Cannon Image Prograf Printer.  The intent is to sell these items; staff recommends approval.   k.    Consider approval of an Airport Hangar Lease with Max Jorgensen for Hangar #211.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: Roger Larson has sold his hangar to Max Jorgensen located on lot #211. This request is to approve a new hangar lease with Mr. Jorgensen.  Staff recommends approval.   l.     Consider approval of a local consent for a single event permit for St. George Beverage's Silver Reef Brewing Company Super Bowl Party on February 1st, 2nd and 3rd of 2019.  This is a fundraising event for SwitchPoint.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This event is the first of its kind at this location.  Staff recommends approval of the local consent with the condition that a special event application is approved.   m.  Consider approval of the financial report for November, 2018.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  As of November 30, 2018, the City has completed five (5) months or 41.67% of the fiscal year.  In relation to that, the General Fund revenues are at 34.00%.  Some predominant revenues positively affecting the overall revenue percentages are Franchise Taxes, General Sales, Planning Fees, Building Permits, Class C Road Allotment, and Interest Earnings.  The General Fund expenditures are at 34.42% of the budget year-to-date.  Overall departments are doing well to stay within their budgets year-to-date budgets.  Those departments that may be slightly over budget are due to large equipment purchases or seasonal programs like the Marathon.  Staff recommends approval.   n.    Consider amending the Net Metering Policy to allow customers to carry over kWh credits on the meter indefinitely.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  Staff has received a request from a few net metered customers to opt out of the annual true up of kWh.  Currently in December, all net metered accounts with a net kWh credit are reset to zero and the kWh is "bought" back by the utility at the renewable wholesale rate.  Some net metered customers have expressed a preference to allow those kWh to continue to accumulate.  The kWh credit would only be "bought" back if an account closed.  Staff recommends approval.   3.            Public hearing and consideration of a resolution adopting the update to the Water Conservation Plan.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The Council approved the water conservation plan update on November 15, 2018; however, along with a public hearing, the plan has to be adopted by resolution.  The action in December did not include a resolution approving the plan.   Staff recommends approval.   4.            Public hearing to consider amending the final subdivision plat for "Coral Desert Subdivision Phase 2 Amended and Extended" located at 1450 East Street and approximately 800 South.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This request is to consider an Amended Final Subdivision Plat to reduce the size of Lot 2 and add Lots 3 & 4 and to also realign the public roadway.  This is located at 1450 East Street and approximately 800 South; zoning is PD-C (Planned Development Commercial/Manufacturing – all building shall not exceed 50% of the net lot or parcel acreage).  Note: The roadway has not been improved yet so the realignment is primarily on paper at this point.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   5.            Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance vacating the stub roads located off Banded Hills Drive as those turnouts do not line up with the current planned intersections.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This request is to consider vacating the stub roads as shown on the Banded Hills Drive Extended Roadway Dedication Plat as current development plans change the locations.  These stub roads are located at Banded Hills Drive at approximately 3200 East and 3800 South.  The Joint Utility Committee (JUC) recommended approval.   6.            Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance amending the PD-C (Planned Development Commercial) zone for Dino Crossing Commercial Center (Smith’s shopping center) to develop Pad G on approximately 0.74 acres.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This is a request to review the proposed site plan, landscape plan, elevations, renderings, colors, and materials for one (1) proposed multi-tenant building on Pad ‘G’.  The property is generally located on Mall Drive, between Riverside Drive and Dinosaur Crossing Drive.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   7.            Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance amending the PD-C (Planned Development Commercial) zone for Desert Color Town Center to include the Sullivan Homes Office Building.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The developers of the Desert Color Town Center Commercial Planned Development would like to add the Sullivan Homes Office Building to this Planned Development located on Black Mountain Drive next to Interstate 15 on 1.07 acres.  The office will have a 5,328 square foot footprint and will be three stories tall; the total square footage of the building will be 15,400 square feet.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   8.            Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance changing zone from OS (Open Space) to R-1-10 (Single Family Residential 10,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size) for Maple Estates Phase 6 on 0.16 acres.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The applicant is requesting R-1-10 in order to accommodate the addition of one (1) lot to the subdivision on property generally located adjacent to Banded Hills Drive and south of Copper Cliff Drive.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.      9.            Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance amending the Stone Cliff PD-R (Planned Development Residential) zone to expand the overall development to allow new single family lots in the subdivision.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The developers of the Stone Cliff Residential Planned Development are requesting to expand the PD-R to the east and add new single-family home lots; the proposal is located on 26.28 acres and is immediately adjacent to 1450 South Street.  This new extension of the Stone Cliff PD will contain 26.28 acres and add approximately forty (40) lots.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   10.         Consider a hillside permit to allow for the development of a proposed single family residential subdivision as an expansion of the existing Stone Cliff PD-R (Planned Development Residential) development.  The site is located on approximately 26.28 acres and is immediately adjacent to 1450 South Street.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The purpose of this project is to expand residential development in compliance with the hillside ordinance.  There are four parcels within the Stone Cliff development that have slopes that are greater than 19%.  For this hillside development permit the applicant is proposing to disturb only parcel #1 and the other parcels will remain undisturbed.  The proposal meets the hillside ordinance and the Planning Commission and Hillside Review Board recommend approval.    11.         Consider a Building Design and Conceptual Site Plan (BDCSP) for an expansion of Georgetown Condominiums of seven (7) new units.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The purpose of this BDCSP is to review the design plans for seven (7) new 4-bedroom units at Georgetown Condominiums located at 175 South 1000 East (east of University and west of freeway) and the property is zoned R-4 (Multi-Family).  The new units will be located on the east side of the development with five (5) units added to the east of the existing north building and two (2) units added to the east of the existing south building.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   12.         Consider a conditional use permit to allow development of a commercial building for a Climbing Gym on Lot 2 in the Tuscany Commercial Center which will exceed 35 ft. in height.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The applicants propose to construct a building for use as a climate controlled in-door rock climbing gym at the northeast corner of 850 North and 2860 East (south of Cal-Ranch). The gym will provide exercise, adventure, and related services such as yoga and fitness classes, a full set of cardio and fitness equipment, after school programs, birthday parties, etc.  The climbing wall area requires the highest roof at approximately 59’, thus the request.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   13.         Consider approval of a preliminary plat for Desert Color Town Center Phase 2 at Desert Color.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This preliminary plat is for a 1-lot commercial subdivision located at Black Mountain Drive just east of the I-15 Freeway; zoning is PD-C (Planned Development Commercial).  The purpose of this plat is to plat the land for the development of the Sullivan Homes office building; the building will be southwest of the newly platted Big Shots development.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   14.         Consider approval of a preliminary plat for GAS Distomo Oil.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This preliminary plat is for a 4-lot commercial subdivision located near the Southern Parkway, Desert Color Parkway, and Black Mountain Drive; zoning is PD-C (Planned Development Commercial).  This project is part of the Desert Color Town Center Planned Development and will allow for four (4) commercial lots.  The lots are proposed to have two (2) restaurants, a gas station and carwash.  There will be two (2) entrances off of Desert Color Parkway for the four (4) lots; the entrances have already been stubbed.  Lots 3 and 4 do not have direct access to the right of way; therefore, an access easement will be needed for these two (2) lots. The public utility easements for the four lots will be provided within the asphalt parking areas.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   15.         Consider approval of a preliminary plat for The Enclave at Valderra.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This preliminary plat is for a 6-unit subdivision located west of Highway 18, east of Petroglyph Drive and south of The Ledges Golf Course; zoning is PD-R (Planned Development Residential).  This project is part of the Ledges Planned Development and will have six (6) developable residential building pads surrounded by common area.  The common area will include a pool and hot tub that will be available for the residents of this development only.  Since these lots will front common green space, one (1) extra parking space will be required for each lot (10-19-3B6). There will be a private road that will surround this development and the homes will gain access from this new private road.  If short-term rentals are requested at this location, they will need to be approved with a note placed on the final plat.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   16.         Consider approval of an ordinance amending Title 3 Chapter 1 and 3, General Provisions for Business Licensing and Licensing for Alcoholic Beverages.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The proposed amendments will update the city code to reflect changes in the state law.  It will also streamline the code and the process which will make it easier for applicants and staff.  Staff recommends approval.   17.         Appointments to Boards and Commissions of the City.   18.         Reports from Mayor, Councilmembers, and City Manager.   19.         Request a closed sessio...


City Council Agenda 01/28/2016:
...shington County, Utah, will hold a work meeting on Thursday, January 28, 2016 in the Administrative Conference Room, St. George City Hall, 175 East 200 North, St. George, Utah, at 4:00 p.m. The agenda for the meeting is as follows: 1. Presentation from Victim Services. 2. Presentation from Energy Servic...


City Council Agenda 10/01/2015:
...on County, Utah, will hold a regular meeting in the City Council Chambers, 175 East 200 North, St. George, Utah, on Thursday, October 1, 2015 commencing at 5:00 p.m. The agenda for the meeting is as follows: Call to Order Invocation Flag Salute 1. CONSENT CALENDAR A. Comments from the public. B. Consider approval of the financial report for August, 2015. 2. BID OPENINGS A. Consider award of bid for the Bloomington ballfield renovation project. B. Consider award of bid for the Bloomington ballfield Musco sports lights. 3. PUBLIC HEARINGS – None scheduled 4. ORDINANCES A. Consider approval of an ordinance vacating a drainage easement located at approximately 170 North 400 East Street. 5. RESOLUTIONS A. Consider approval of a resolution adopting the technically based Local Limits Study for the Pretreatment Program. 6. STAFF REPORTS A. Report from the Planning Commission meeting held on September 22, 2015. B. Appointments to boards and commissions of the City. C. Request a closed session. 7. MINUTES A. Consider approval of the minutes from the meeting held on June 25, 2015. B. Consider approval of the minutes from the meeting held on July 30, 2015. C. Consider approval of the minutes from the meeting held on August 6, 2015. D. Consider approval of the minutes from the meeting held on August 13, 2015. E. Consider approval of the minutes from the meeting held on August 20, 2015. F. Consider approval of the minutes from the meeting held on August 27, 2015. G. Consider approval of the minutes from the meeting held on September 3, 2015. H. Consider approval of the minutes from the meeting held on September 10, 2015. 8. REPORTS A. Reports from Mayor, Councilmembers and City Manag...


Sciencepalooza:
  The St. George Recreation Center has partnered with Dixie State University to present an interactive learning experience!   Come explore the world of science at the St. Geor...


City Council Agenda 01/16/2014:
... Washington County, Utah, will hold a regular meeting on Thursday, January 16, 2014 in the Administration Conference Room, St. George City Hall, 175 East 200 North, St. George, Utah, commencing at 4:00 p.m. The agenda for the meeting is as follows: 1. Consider a request from Washington County to use City property for a tem...


City Council Meeting Agenda Agenda 01/10/2019:
...ge, Washington County, Utah, will hold a work meeting on Thursday, January 10, 2019 in the Administrative Conference Room, St. George City Hall, 175 East 200 North, St. George, Utah, at 4:00 p.m.    The agenda for the meeting is as follows:     UPDATE FROM UTAH LEAGUE OF CITIES AND TOWNS.   DISCUSSION REGARDING TEMPORARY TRAFFIC CONTROL MEASURES AT 1450 SOUTH AND 3000 EAST.   DISCUSSION REGARDING CONSTRUCTION STANDA...


City Council Meeting Agenda Agenda 01/24/2019:
...ngton County, Utah, will hold a regular meeting on Thursday, January 24, 2019 in the Administrative Conference Room, St. George City Hall, 175 East 200 North, St. George, Utah, commencing at 4:00 p.m.   The ...


City Council Agenda 01/21/2016:
...on County, Utah, will hold a regular meeting in the City Council Chambers, 175 East 200 North, St. George, Utah, on Thursday, January 21, 2016 commencing at 5:00 p.m. The agenda for the meeting is as follows: Call to Order Invocation Flag Salute 1. CONSENT CALENDAR A. Consider approval of the December, 2015 financial report. 2. BID OPENINGS A. Consider award of bid for equipment for the Fire Department through the National Purchasing Partners Purchasing Agreement. 3. PUBLIC HEARINGS A. Public hearing to consider a zone change request to rezone approximately 3.614 acres located at the logical extension of Shady Springs Drive from Mining & Grazing to R-1-10. HETTSA Group, LLC, applicant. B. Public hearing to consider a zone change request to rezone approximately 4.62 acres located at the southeast corner of the intersection at 3589 South and 3000 East Street from Agriculture to R-1-10. Development Solutions Group, Inc., applicant. C. Public hearing to consider vacating a temporary drainage easement over all of lot 48 of Oakwood Estates Phase 2. Development Solutions, applicant. 4. ORDINANCES A. Consider approval of an ordinance amending Title 1, Chapter 7 of City code pertaining to Officers and Employees. B. Consider approval of an ordinance amending Title 3, Chapter 2P of City code pertaining to Article B Motels. C. Consider approval of an ordinance changing the zone from Mining & Grazing to R-1-10 on approximately 3.614 acres located at the logical extension of Shady Springs Drive. D. Consider approval of an ordinance changing the zone from Agriculture to R-1-10 on approximately 4.62 acres located at the southeast corner of the intersection at 3589 South and 3000 East Street. E. Consider approval of an ordinance vacating a temporary drainage easement over all of lot 48 of Oakwood Estates Phase 2. 5. RESOLUTIONS – None scheduled. 6. STAFF REPORTS A. Consider appointment of City Officers. B. Report from the Planning Commission meeting held on January 12, 2016. C. Consider approval of a conditional use permit to increase the number of children in an established child family support facility located at 310 West 200 North. The Family Support Center, applicant. D. Consider approval of a conditional use permit to establish a bulk propane business with a 30,000 gallon tank located on Venture Drive in the Ft. Pierce Industrial Park. M&C Warren Investments LLC., applicant. E. Consider approval of a conditional use permit to construct a detached accessory structure 20’ in height on property located at 3810 Sugar Leo Road. DR Builders Inc., applicant. F. Consider approval a conditional use permit to construct a 15,626 sq. ft. single family residential home that will exceed 35’ on property located at 2836 South 2300 East Circle. Kevin Hafen, applicant. G. Consider approval of a conditional use permit to construct a home that exceeds the allowable height of 35’ on property located at 225 South 1160 West Circle. C. Blake Homes, applicant. H. Appointments to boards and commissions of the City. I. Request a closed session. 7. MINUTES A. Consider approval of the minutes from the meeting held on December 10, 2015. B. Consider approval of the minutes from the meeting held on December 17, 2015. 8. REPORTS A. Reports from Mayor, Councilmembers and City Manag...


City Council Meeting Agenda Agenda 11/01/2018:
...on County, Utah, will hold a regular meeting in the City Council Chambers, 175 East 200 North, St. George, Utah, on Thursday, November 1, 2018 commencing at 5:00 p.m.   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 an update to Utility Billing Policy 10.87        BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The proposed changes updates the deposit requirements for a new commercial utility account and would allow for a discount on the utility bill for any active military personnel who is a residential user and who is responsible for a City of St. George Utility bill and is deployed to a combat zone designated by the President of the United States.  The customer may receive a $75.00 monthly credit on their St. George Utility bill (or the amount of the utility bill if less than $75.00).  Staff recommends approval.   b.   Consider approval of a donation agreement for a surplus fire engine to Dixie Technical College.        BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This is one of the fire engines City Council has already declared surplus at a previous meeting. The City will be donating this one to Dixie Technical College for their fire science program.  Staff recommends approval.     c.   Consider approval of the financial report for September, 2018.        BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The City has completed three (3) months or 25.00% of the fiscal year.  In relation to that, the General Fund revenues are at 19.43%.  Some predominant revenues leading the way are general sales tax, franchise tax, inspection fees, and building permits.  The General Fund expenditures are at 19.82% of the budget year-to-date.  Departments are doing well to stay within their budgets.  Staff recommends approval..   d.   Consider approval of the Fiscal Year 2018 Homeland Security Grant Agreement.        BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:   The St. George Fire Department has participated in the FEMA State Homeland Security Grant program (SHSP) for several years. Each year, all participating jurisdictions must submit a copy of the Homeland Security Grant Articles of Agreement signed by the Mayor or another authorized Public Official.  This Agreement is required in order for equipment and funds from the state to be delivered to through the SHSP.  Staff recommends approval for the Mayor to sign the FY2018 Homeland Security Grant Articles of Agreement.   e.   Consider approval of Waterline and Roadway Improvements Cost Reimbursement Agreement with Washington County School District.        BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The City approved a cost reimbursement agreement with the WCSD on 6/15/2017 for the installation of a waterline in 2000 South in conjunction with the construction of the new middle school and high school in the area.  The agreement has not been fully executed since that time; and in the meanwhile, additional roadway paving and curb, gutter, and sidewalk replacement occurred at the time.  Water Services budget is to fund the waterline improvements ($774,929) and Public Works is to fund the roadway improvements ($295,343).  Staff recommends approval.   3.        Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance amending the general plan from LDR (Low Density Residential) and MDR (Medium Density Residential) to COM (Commercial) on approximately 8 acres generally located southeast of the intersection of River Road and 1450 South Street. This is for the project River Rose.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The purpose of this request is to change a portion of land at the southern end of the property, from a residential land use to a commercial land use, which would expand the existing commercial land use area.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   4.        Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance amending the general plan from OS (Open Space) and LDR (Low Density Residential) to MDR (Medium Density Residential) on approximately 47.5 acres and from VLDR (Very Low Density Residential) to COM (Commercial) on approximately 0.6 acres, and OS (Open Space) on approximately 31.06 acres to remain generally located east of Indian Hills Drive at approximately 900 South 700 West.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  What is being considered is whether the current land use designation is appropriate or should 47.5 acres be changed to MDR, 31.06 acres to remain as OS, and a 0.6 acre portion to change from VLDR to OS.  The MDR (Medium Density Residential) land use designation supports 5 - 9 du/ac.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   5.        Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance amending the general plan from MDR (Medium Density Residential) to MHDR (Medium High Density Residential) on approximately 5.91 acres located at the southwest corner of the intersection of Dixie Drive and Canyon View Drive.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  On February 1, 2018 the City Council amended the General Plan from LDR (Low Density Residential) to MDR (Medium Density Residential) on this property.  At this time, the applicant wishes to return and change the MDR to MHDR in order to support a medium-high density residential project.  The MHDR land use designation supports 10-15 du/ac.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   6.        Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance amending the PD-C zone in order to develop a multi-tenant commercial building.  The property is zoned PD-C (Planned Development Commercial) and is located on Lot 2 of the commercial subdivision called The Fields at Mall Drive (Lins center) on approximately 1.36 acres.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This is a request to review the proposed site plan/landscape plan, elevations, renderings, colors, and materials for the proposed building.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   7.        Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance amending the Tonaquint Center in the PD-C (Planned Development Commercial) zone to develop a health club called Reach Higher located on 1600 South Street in the Tonaquint commercial center.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  It is proposed to create an athletic performance center designed for training which will focus on developing performance and strength to increase speed and endurance.  This is an approved use in the ‘Tonaquint PD Commercial Center and the City Council will be review the site, elevations, and materials.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   8.        Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance amending the zone from C-2 (Highway Commercial) to PD-C (Planned Development Commercial) and per Section 10-8-6 to review a proposed commercial developments design, site plan, elevations, landscaping, and parking for Accent Painting located at the termination of 600 South and 1000 East 1.19 acres.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The request is to rezone property from C2 (Highway Commercial) to PD-C (Planned Development Commercial) to develop a warehouse and construction trade service business space, as well as, review the approved use list.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   9.        Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance amending the  general plan from MDR (Medium Density Residential) to COM (Commercial) on approximately 5.06 acres generally located at 1871 and 1999 West Canyon View Drive.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  In 1986 the Green Valley Spa development was constructed.  The entire property has been zoned PD-R since its inception; however, a portion of the development has been operating as a spa, restaurant, and entertainment facility.  The purpose of this request is to have the plan match the use, and therefore, the applicant proposes to modify the General Plan Land Use Map to support the commercial use that has been in use since 1986.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   10.     Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance to vacate a portion of 1100 East St. and a portion of Tabernacle St.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This request is to consider a vacating a portion of 1100 East Street and a portion of Tabernacle Street; zoning is C-2 (Highway Commercial with no minimum or maximum lot size).  Staff and the Joint Utility Committee recommend approval.   11.     Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance vacating a portion of a deed of and public utilities and drainage easement located at approximately 2580 East Street and 1170 South Street; both documents have been recorded in the Office of the Washington County Recorder's Office.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This request is to consider a vacation of a deed of dedication and a public utilities easement that is located at approximately 2580 East Street and 1170 South Street; zoning is RE-20 (Residential Estates 20,000 SQ/FT minimum lot size).  Staff and the Joint Utility Committee recommend approval of this request.   12.     Consider approval of a conditional use permit for construction of three (3) professional office buildings which will exceed 35 ft. in height for Rim Rock Commercial Lot 8 located at approximately 200 South 1470 East; zoning is C-2 (Highway Commercial).   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The proposed height of the office buildings is forty-five feet (45’) from the main level finished floor and fifty-six feet (56’) from the underground parking lot.  The requested heights are approximately equal to the neighboring office building to the south. The buildings will be similar in mass and scale to the neighboring office building to the south and smaller than the 4-story hotels to the east.  City code limits heights to 35', unless a CUP is granted.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   13.     Consider approval of a conditional use permit to allow development of a garage for Lot 60 in the Springs estates Phase 5 located at 2453 East Springs Drive; zoning is RE-12.5 (Residential Estate 12,500 sq. ft. minimum lot size).   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The applicant is requesting to construct a detached residential garage.  The height is proposed to be approximately 18' and will exceed the allowable building height of fifteen feet (15’), unless a CUP is granted for a greater height.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   14.     Consider approval of a final plat for Stone Cliff Phase 16A.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This request is for the final plat for Stone Cliff Phase 16A, a 5-lot residential unit located at the east end of Granite Way at approximately 2700 East; zoning is PD-R (Planned Development Residential).  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   15.     Consider approval of a roadway dedication plat for Desert Color Parkway and Lagoon Parkway.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This request is for the roadway dedication plat for Desert Color Parkway and Lagoon Parkway located south of Black Mountain Drive and extending Desert Color Parkway southerly, at approximately 900 West 5000 South); zoning is PD-C (Planned Development Commercial).  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   16.     Consider approval of a roadway dedication plat for Lago Vista Drive, Alienta Drive, and Sentieri Vista Drive.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This request is for the roadway dedication plat for Lago Vista Drive, Alienta Drive, and Sentieri Vista Drive located at approximately 2080 West and 960 South; zoning is R-1-10 (Single Family Residential 10,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size).  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   17.     Consider approval of a roadway dedication plat for Plantations Drive and Alienta Drive.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This request is for the roadway dedication plat for Plantations Drive and Alienta Drive located at approximately 2080 West and 960 South; zoning is R-1-10 (Single Family Residential 10,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size).  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   18.     Consider approval of the preliminary plat for Desert Color Town Center (Big Shots Golf).   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This is a preliminary plat for a 2-lot commercial subdivision located south of the Southern Parkway, north of Black Mountain Drive, and east of the I-15 Freeway; zoning is PD-C (Planned Development Commercial).  The Planning Commission recommended approval.  The property has recently gone through a zone change amendment to the Atkinville Area Zone Plan for Big Shots Golf Center.  The applicant is proposing two (2) lots with this preliminary plat that total to 10.10 acres.  Since the preliminary plat does not have direct access to the public right-of-way, the applicant will need to create an access easement to be able to connect to Black Mountain Drive.    19.     Consider approval of the preliminary plat for Sunbrook Hollow Townhomes.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This is a preliminary plat for a 48-unit subdivision located at 415 South Dixie Drive; zoning is PD-R (Planned Development Residential).  The Planning Commission recommended approval.     20.     Consider approval of the preliminary plat for Webb Acres.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This is a preliminary plat for a 12-unit residential subdivision located at 3210 East and Seegmiller Drive; zoning is R-1-10 (Single Family Residential 10,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size).  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   21.     Set date for public comment regarding the sale of a significant parcel of real property by the City.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  Per City Ordinances 1-13-1, et seq., set the date, time, and place for public comment on the City sale of a significant parcel of real property with an estimated fair market value over $500,000.  The property is located at approximately 2450 East Street and Dinosaur Crossing Drive in St. George - Parcel No. SG-5-2-27-341.  Staff recommends taking public comment at the next regularly schedule City Council meeting on November 15, 2018 and to authorize City Recorder Christina Fernandez to post notice at the...


City Council Meeting Cancelled Agenda 01/30/2020:
 Public Notice   Please be advised that the City Council meeting regularly scheduled for Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. has been cancelled.          ...


Victim Services:
The St. George Police Department has a Victim Services unit, consisting of full time and part time advocates, as well as volunteers to assist victims of crime in the City of St. George. It is the goal...


City Council Agenda 12/01/2016:
...on County, Utah, will hold a regular meeting in the City Council Chambers, 175 East 200 North, St. George, Utah, on Thursday, December 1, 2016 commencing at 5:00 p.m.   The agenda for the meeting is as follows:   Call to Order                                                                                                            Invocation Flag Salute   1.       CONSENT CALENDAR             A.       Comments from the public.   B.       Consider approval of the financial report for October, 2016.   2.       BID OPENINGS   A.       Consider award of bid for a portion of the sewer line replacement through the Boulder Creek Crossing development near 1450 South River Road.   B.       Consider award of bid for reclosers for the Eastridge and Snow Canyon substations.   3.       PUBLIC HEARINGS   A.       Public hearing to consider changing the zone from Mining & Grazing to RE-12.5 on 52.68 acres located on the east side of SR-18 at approximately 4300 North.  Development Solutions Group, applicant. 4.       ORDINANCES A.       Consider approval of an ordinance changing the zone from Mining & Grazing to RE-12.5 on 52.68 acres located on the east side of SR-18 at approximately 4300 North. 5.                 RESOLUTIONS –None scheduled 6.       STAFF REPORTS   A.       Consider approval of a Class C Beer License for Ninja Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi located at 245 North Red Cliffs Drive.  Chanthan Chak, applicant.   B.       Consider approval of a Class C Beer License for Green Iguana Mexican Restaurant located at 850 South Bluff Street.  Ricardo Arreola, applicant.    C.       Report from the Planning Commission meeting held on November 22, 2016.   D.       Appointments to boards and commissions of the City.   E.       Request a closed session.   7.       MINUTES   A.       Consider approval of the minutes from the meeting held on October 20, 2016.   B.       Consider approval of the minutes from the meeting held on October 27, 2016.   C.       Consider approval of the minutes from the meeting held on November 3, 2016.   8.       REPORTS   &n...


City Council Agenda 01/30/2014:
...on County, Utah, will hold a regular meeting in the City Council Chambers, 175 East 200 North, St. George, Utah, on Thursday, January 30, 2014 commencing at 4:00 p.m. The agenda for the meeting is as follows: Call to Order Invocation Flag Salute 1. CONSENT CALENDAR A. Consider approval of the financial report for December, 2013. 2. BID OPENINGS A. Consider award of bid to JMI Constructors for a new neighborhood park in Little Valley. B. Consider approval to hire an architect and engineer for the design and engineering of the Electric Theater restoration/renovation project. C. Consider approval of a professional services agreement with CRSA for the Master Plan site review for Fleet. 3. PUBLIC HEARINGS A. Public hearing to consider approval of an amendment to the City Zoning Regulations, section 10-10-5:K to modify the requirements for mixed use projects in the C-4 zone. 4. ORDINANCES A. Consider approval of an ordinance amending the City Zoning Regulations, Section 10-18-3:A&C to allow for a 6' high fence or wall to be built to the street-side property line on corner lots. B. Consider approval of an ordinance amending the City Zoning Regulations, section 10-10-5:K to modify the requirements for mixed use projects in the C-4 zone. 5. RESOLUTIONS A. Consider approval of a resolution increasing the Energy Services rate schedule. 6. STAFF REPORTS A. Report from the Historic Preservation Commission meeting held January 14, 2014. B. Consider approval of the Special Olympic Polar Plunge. C. Report from the Planning Commission meeting held January 21, 2014. D. Consider approval of a conditional use permit to establish a short-pour concrete batch plant at 690 North Industrial Road in the St. George Industrial Park. Eric Clay, applicant. E. Appointments to boards and commissions of the City. F. Request a closed session. 7. MINUTES A. Consider approval of the minutes from the City Council meeting held on December 5, 2013. B. Consider approval of the minutes from the City Council meeting held on December 12, 2013. C. Consider approval of the minutes from the City Council meeting held on December 19, 2013. 8. ADJOURNMENT _________________________________ ______...


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City Council Meeting Agenda Agenda 01/18/2018:
...on County, Utah, will hold a regular meeting in the City Council Chambers, 175 East 200 North, St. George, Utah, on Thursday, January 18, 2018 commencing at 5:00 p.m.   The agenda for the meeting is as follows:   Call to Order Invocation Flag Salute   1. CONSENT CALENDAR - None scheduled   2. BID OPENINGS   A. Consider approval of a professional services agreement with Bowen, Collins, & Associates for the construction engineering services of the SGWRF Headworks and UV Disinfection Project (Wastewater Treatment Plant expansion Phase I).   3. PUBLIC HEARINGS   A. Public hearing to consider amending the Planned Development Commercial zone located at approximately 1100 East Riverside Drive to develop a single story medical office building on lot 2 of the BGG Commercial Subdivision.  GLC Properties, LLC, applicant.   B. Public hearing to consider amending the Planned Development Commercial zone generally located at 1600 South Circle to develop the Henriksen Butler building and for approval of a second future building in the Riverwoods Mill Commercial Subdivision.  Mark Henrickson, applicant.   C. Public hearing to consider amending the Planned Development Commercial zone generally located at the intersection of Astragalus Road and the Southern Corridor to develop the Archibald commercial center.  Bush & Gudgell, Inc, applicant.   4. ORDINANCES A. Consider approval of an ordinance amending the Planned Development Commercial zone located at approximately 1100 East Riverside Drive to develop a single story medical office building on lot 2 of the BGG Commercial Subdivision.     B. Consider approval of an ordinance amending the Planned Development Commercial zone generally located at 1600 South Circle to develop the Henriksen Butler building and for approval of a second future building in the Riverwoods Mill Commercial Subdivision.   C. Consider approval of an ordinance amending the Planned Development Commercial zone generally located at the intersection of Astragalus Road and the Southern Corridor to develop the Archibald commercial center.     5. RESOLUTIONS A. Consider approval of a resolution appointing representatives to the Administrative Control Board of the Washington County Special Services District No. 1. 6. STAFF REPORTS A. Report from Planning Commission meeting held January 9, 2018.   B. Consider approval of donation agreement with Dinosaur Crossing, LLC for the donation of 1.85 acres between the Dinosaur Crossing development and the Virgin River t...


City Council Meeting Agenda Agenda 01/11/2018:
...ge, Washington County, Utah, will hold a work meeting on Thursday, January 11, 2018 in the Administrative Conference Room, St. George City Hall, 175 East 200 North, St. George, Utah, at 4:00 p.m.     The agen...


City Council Agenda 08/01/2013:
...on County, Utah, will hold a regular meeting in the City Council Chambers, 175 East 200 North, St. George, Utah, on Thursday, August 1, 2013 commencing at 4:00 p.m. The agenda for the meeting is as follows: Call to Order Invocation Flag Salute 1. CONSENT CALENDAR - None scheduled 2. BID OPENINGS A. Consider approval of an agreement with Royal T Enterprises to install a traffic signal at 250 North Red Cliffs Drive. B. Consider award of bid for stone medallions and awards for the marathon. C. Consider award of bid for a submersible pump for the Ledges #1 well. 3. PUBLIC HEARINGS A. Public hearing to consider a zone change from Mining & Grazing and A-1 to R-1-10 on 53.4 acres and to R-1-8 on 21.6 acres located north of Crimson Ridge Drive and east of 3000 East Street. Development Solutions, applicant. B. Public hearing to consider an amendment to the Planned Development Commercial zone for Star Nursery located at 1335 S. Dixie Drive by adding “the sale of decorative rock and gravel” to the list of permitted uses in this zone. Star Nursery, applicant. C. Public hearing to consider an amendment to Title 10, Chapter 7B, St. George City Code, to provide for lot-size averaging in the R-1-8 zone. 4. ORDINANCES A. Consider approval of an ordinance changing the zone from Mining & Grazing and A-1 to R-1-10 on 53.4 acres and to R-1-8 on 21.6 acres located north of Crimson Ridge Drive and east of 3000 East Street. B. Consider approval of an ordinance amending the Planned Development Commercial zone for Star Nursery located at 1335 S. Dixie Drive by adding “the sale of decorative rock and gravel” to the list of permitted uses in this zone. C. Consider approval of an ordinance amending Title 10, Chapter 7B, St. George City Code, to provide for lot-size averaging in the R-1-8 zone. 5. RESOLUTIONS - None scheduled 6. STAFF REPORTS A. Consider approval of an amendment to the incentive agreement with Berry Manufacturing. B. Consider approval of a special event permit fee waiver and park rental fee waiver for use of Vernon Worthen Park for the Global Citizen Year Benefit Concert. Nanette Glauser, applicant.. C. Consider approval of a construction agreement with Dream Weaver Specialties to create artistic monuments. D. Consider approval of an agreement with H.W. Lochner, Inc. to design roundabouts for the intersections of 400 East Tabernacle and 600 West Tonaquint Drive. E. Appointments to boards and commissions of the City. F. Request a closed session. 7. MINUTES A. Consider approval of the minutes of the City Council meeting held June 20, 2013. B. Consider approval of the minutes of the City Council meeting held June 27, 2013. 8. ADJOURNMENT ...


City Council Regular Meeting Agenda Agenda 01/09/2020:
...on County, Utah, will hold a regular meeting in the City Council Chambers, 175 East 200 North, St. George, Utah, on Thursday, January 9, 2020 commencing at 5:00 p.m.   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 award of bid to Watts Construction Inc for the E-911 Relocation Project.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The City will be relocating dispatch in to the City Commons building.  This was formally bid by first doing a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) then having those qualified vendors submit a bid.  Four bids were received.  Staff recommends approval in the amount of $1,378,802.   b.    Consider award of bid to Span Systems for the Sand Hollow Aquatic Center Dome Reconstruction Project.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This contract is for the design, supply, and installation of the replacement coated fabric roof system at the Sand Hollow Aquatics Center. We will be replacing the dome with a new PVC coated polyester fabric.  This was a formal request for proposal (RFP) and the City received one proposal.  Staff recommends approval in the amount of $1,300,000.         c.    Consider award of bid to Interstate Rock Products for the Snow Canyon Parkway 1400 West Signal Project.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This project is for the installation of a traffic signal at Snow Canyon Parkway and 1400 West. The steel poles and mast arms will be powder coated to match other street lights and signals in the area. This was a formal bid and three bids were received.  Staff recommends approval in the amount of $190,641.25.   d.    Consider award of bid to Cache Valley Electric for the Bloomington substation Upgrade Project.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: This project consists of upgrading the existing substation with new equipment, a control enclosure, steel structures, and relay controls to provide backup generation for the Wastewater Treatment Plant.  Two (2) bids for the project were received but came in over budget.  Negotiations with the low bidder were successful to bring the cost down.  St. George Energy Services crews will do most of the work to cut costs.  The construction of the control enclosure and foundations will be done by the contractor.  Staff recommends approval in the amount of $280,363.10.   e.    Consider award of bid to Feller Enterprises for the City Creek Drainage Improvements Project.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This project includes the installation of 1,543 feet of 60" pipe along City Creek Wash.  This was a formal bid and eight (8) bids were received.  Staff recommends approval in the amount of $583,060.   f.     Consider approval of a Professional Services Agreement with Alliance Consulting for the Virgin River North Trail - Fossil Falls to Millcreek Power Station.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This is a Professional Services Agreement for Alliance Consulting to perform construction management for the VRNT - Fossil Falls to Millcreek Power Station project.  Staff recommends approval in the amount of $95,390.   g.    Consider approval of a Professional Services Agreement with JRCA Architects for the City Hall Remodel (phase 2) project.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This is a Professional Services Agreement for the design of the City Hall Expansion and Remodel (Phase 2).  Staff recommends approval in the amount of $467,666.70.   h.    Consider approval of a Professional Service Agreement with JRCA Architects for the Police Department Phase 3 project.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: This is a Professional Services Agreement for the design of the Police Department Phase 3 project.  Staff recommends approval in the amount of $365,133.38.        i.     Consider approval of a new hangar lease on Lot 106 with Steven and Meriann VanBatavia.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This is a new hangar lease with Steven and Meriann VanBatavia on lot 106. The hangar will be a newly constructed hangar.  Staff recommends approval.   j.     Consider approval of a new hangar lease on Lot 55E with Curtis & Lisa Hahn.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The hangar on Lot 55E was sold by Kerry Johnson to Curtis & Lisa Hahn. In connection with this new hangar lease with Curtis & Lisa Hahn, Kerry Johnson is requesting to terminate his hangar lease on this lot with the City.  Staff recommends approval.   k.    Consider approval of the financial report for November 2019.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The City has completed 5 months or 41.67% of the fiscal year. In relation to that, the General Fund revenues are at 34.40%.  Some predominant revenues affecting the overall revenue percentages are Current (Real) Property Taxes (10.37%) which is normal for this time of year, Franchise Taxes (39.23%), General Sales (42.36%), Building Permits (69.54%), Class C Road allotment (54.22%), Airport revenues (36.31%) and Golf (31.47%).   The General Fund expenditures are at 35.88% of the budget year-to-date. Overall departments are doing well to stay within their budgets and spend conservatively.  Staff recommends approval.   3.            Consider approval to sponsor the Saint George Market event for Indigo Enterprises. Winsor Way LLC on May 8-9, 2020.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This new, possibly annual, fundraising event to benefit the Assistance League of Southern Utah will take place at Town Square. Setup and private/vendor pre-show on Friday, May 8, 2020, then the main event will be open to the public on Saturday, May 9, 2020, from 10AM-6PM.  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 recommends approval with the condition that a special event application is approved.   4.            Consider approval to sponsor the Winter Roundup for Sky Nine Ranch, LLC on February 7, 8, 21 & 22, 2020.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This four (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.  The sponsorship request includes:  1) Fee waiver for the park reservation fee ($1,000/day); and 2) Fee waiver for security fees for St. George Police Officers ($55/hr per staff, 2 hour minimum).  Staff recommends approval with the condition that a special event application is approved.   5.            Consider approval to continue sponsorship of the annual Juan's Spring Festival event for Canyon Media on March 28, 2020.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: This annual event at Town Square started in 2017 and is preparing to celebrate its 4th year in 2020. 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 ($5 each); 4) City staff to assist with clean-up/trash; 5) Police Officers; 6) Setup big stage; 7) Picnic tables; 8) Trash cans/liners; and 9) Firetruck and flag on display.  Staff recommends approval with the conditions that the organizers recruit volunteers to aid in clean-up/trash and that a special event application is approved.   6.            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.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This request is 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. George Blvd., Unit 38 & 39.  Zoning is C-4.  The JUC recommended approval.   7.            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; all easements are to remain.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This request is to amend a final subdivision plat by reducing the size of Lot 23 from 7.00 acres to 3.26 acres.  This request is located at 1625 N. Lava Flow Drive; zoning is R-1-10.  The JUC recommended approval.   8.            Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance to vacate a public easement located at Cottonwood Crossing Drive as a new roadway dedication is being recorded that changes the alignment of the road.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This request is to vacate easements that were granted to the City that followed the alignment of a future road.  This future road is being planned and the alignment of this road has changed.  This is located at Cottonwood Crossing Drive, near Exit 6, Southern Parkway.  Zoning is C-2 and PD-C.  The JUC recommended approval.   9.            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 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.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This request is to consider amending 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.  The JUC recommended approval.   10.        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.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This request is 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; zoning is PD-R.  The JUC recommended approval.   11.        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.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This request is to consider amending a final subdivision plat by changing the vehicular access from 1170 South Street to 2780 East Street for Lots 14 & 15.  This affects Lot 13 because Lots 14 & 15 currently have to drive across Lot 13 to access their lots.  This change also affects the easements as they will be changes slightly to match the change.  This is located at 2741 East 1170 South Circle; Zoning is RE-20.  The JUC recommended approval.   12.        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.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: This request is 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 of Sentieri Vista Drive at approximately 2950 West and 340 South; zoning is R-1-10.  The JUC recommended approval.   13.        Consider approval of an ordinance amending Title 9, Chapter 14, Stormwater Management, of the St. George City Code.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This amendment is necessary to bring the City's Stormwater Ordinance into compliance with its State of Utah Storm Water Permit. The attached document includes a revised draft ordinance and also the revised clean copy.  Staff recommends approval.   14.        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.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  It is proposed to develop a "Corporate Center" for Mountain America Credit Union. It would be a 3-story professional office building with a parking garage below it.  The building would have approx. 48,539 sq. ft. This is a request for the zone change, review of the proposed uses, site plan, conceptual landscaping, elevations, renderings, and materials.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   15.        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.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The applicant seeks a zone change to M-C to allow a broader use list which is available in the M-C zone.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   16.        Consider approval of a resolution to accept or deny a Petition for Annexation for approximately 1.60 acres generally located at the intersection of Tuweap Drive and Sunset Boulevard (on the south side of Sunset Boulevard along Sand Hollow Wash).   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This property is located at the intersection of Tuweap Drive and Sunset Boulevard.  This is a municipal boundary line adjustment between Santa Clara City and the City of St. George. The resolution is the first step in the annexation process, which will be followed by the required noticing in the newspaper and public comment period.  Staff recommends approval.   17.        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.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: The proposed preliminary plat is part of the resort area of the Desert Color development where there are only private roads.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   18.        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.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The Samuel Miles Home is featured in all three editions of the City’s Landmark & Historic Sites books.  Samuel Miles was part of the “Mormon Battalion”, was a farmer, educator, and an officer in the infantry regiment of St. George.  The original adobe home was built between 1865 and 1869 (facing Main Street).  In the 1990’s, two successive owners undertook restoration projects to better the home.  One of the projects included the western addition (facing 300 South) which was designed so that the exterior finish matched that of the original home.  Staff recommends approval with conditions and a finding that the standards outlined in 10-17B-4 have been met.  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.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   19.        Appointments to Boards and Commissions of the City.   20.        Reports from Mayor, Councilmembers, and City Manager.   21.        Request a closed session to di...


Centennial Park:
This 13.5 acre neighborhood park nestled between Panorama Elementary and Pine View Middle schools was built during Utah's Centennial Celebration year. This park provides large play fields for soccer and softball, an asphalt loop trail, a 100 seat stepped concrete amphitheater with rolling hills of grass, two sma...


Tarifas Y Pases:
Tarifas Y Pases


Arts Commission:
Assist the City cultural planning policies.  Render assistance to local schools to improve the quality of arts education at elementary, secondary and college levels.  Support and cooper...


Holiday Social at Tonaquint:
...crafts and treats and visit with the Grinch.Pricing InformationCrafts are $1 each, decorate-your-own cookies are 50 cents each, popcorn is 25 cents per bag. If you want to have a picture taken with the Grinch and have us print it out it is only $1.50. ... Frequently Asked QuestionsIs this event held outside? The Holiday Social is held inside the Tonaquint Nature Center ... Do you need to pre-register for the event? No. There is no registration for this event. It is set up as an open house style.  ... Are there any fees at the event? Yes, Crafts are $1.00 each; Pictures with Santa are $1.50 and decoration cookies are 50 cents each


City Council Agenda 01/15/2015:
... Washington County, Utah, will hold a regular meeting on Thursday, January 15, 2015 commencing at 4:00 p.m. at the All Abilities Park site, 1851 South Dixie Drive, St. George, Utah. The agenda for the meeting is as follows: 1. Groundbreaking ceremony for the All Abilities Park. Return to the St. George City Offices, Administrative Conference Room, 175 East 200 North, St. George, Utah, at approximately 5:00 p.m. for the re...


STG Sk8 Competition:
...bow and Knee Pads are optional. Pricing InformationPre-Registration: $15 which guarantees participant a T-Shirt - until May 15th at 6 pm MDT Day of Registration: $25, shirts will be given out as ava...


City Council Meeting Agenda Agenda 01/25/2018:
...shington County, Utah, will hold a work meeting on Thursday, January 25, 2018 in the Administrative Conference Room, St. George City Hall, 175 East 200 North, St. George, Utah, at 4:00 p.m.     The agen...


City Council Agenda 01/29/2015:
...shington County, Utah, will hold a work meeting on Thursday, January 29, 2015 in the Administrative Conference Room, St. George City Hall, 175 East 200 North, St. George, Utah, commencing at 4:00 p.m. The agenda for the meeting is as follows: 1. Presentation and update from UDOT representatives regarding projects. ...


Mayor Jon Pike:
...sp;Jon has worked in several positions with Intermountain Healthcare since 1990 – and since 1995 here in St. George. One of the highlights of Jon’s career has been working as project manager for the planning and construction of Dixie Regional Medical Center at River Road, which opened in 2003. He currently works as the regional operations director for SelectHealth – the health insurance division of Intermountain Healthcare.  In 2007 Jon was elected to the St. George City Council and in 2013 he was elected as Mayor of St. George.  He serves on the boards of Dixie State University, Dixie Applied Technology College, Washington County Water Conservancy District, St. George Area Economic Development, Utah League of Cities and Towns, and several other city and county-related boards.  Jon loves singing, playing the piano, organ, and guitar, as well as water and snow skiing, motorcycling, and walking or biking on St. George’s many trails.  Jon and his wife Kristy have five children and one grandchild.   Mayor Pike's current term expires December 31, 2021.


City Council Agenda 01/22/2015:
...on County, Utah, will hold a regular meeting in the City Council Chambers, 175 East 200 North, St. George, Utah, on Thursday, January 22, 2015 commencing at 5:00 p.m. The agenda for the meeting is as follows: Call to Order Invocation Flag Salute 1. CONSENT CALENDAR A. Consider approval of the financial report for December, 2014. 2. BID OPENINGS A. Consider award of bid to install 36,000 sq. feet of 3 ½" thick asphalt on 190 East. B. Consider award of bid to Sunroc Corporation to build the Indian Hills Storm Drain, golf course segment. 3. PUBLIC HEARINGS A. Public hearing to consider vacation a portion of Marigold Way and a 45-foot turn around access easement. B. Public hearing to consider amendments to the FY2014-15 Budget. 4. ORDINANCES A. Consider approval of an ordinance vacating a portion of Marigold Way and a 45-foot turn around access easement. 5. RESOLUTIONS A. Consider approval of a resolution matching funds to purchase equipment used to implement a leak detention program as well as Water and Wastewater system modeling software. B. Consider approval of a resolution amending the FY2015-15 Budget. 6. STAFF REPORTS A. Consider approval of request to hold the Retro Rock Festival with a beer garden at the Ridge Top Complex. Kjirsten Strong, applicant. B. Consider approval of request to hold the Red Rock BBQ Fest in the southwest parking lot of Town Square. Kjirsten Strong, applicant. C. Report from the Planning Commission meeting held on January 13, 2015. D. Consider approval of an MOU between the Utah Department of Corrections and the St. George Police Department for electronic access to the Sex Offender Registry Offender Watch database. E. Consider approval for a request to use the St. George City Pool for the Special Olympics Polar Plunge event. F. Consider approval of a trade of City property located on 270 East Street, Lot 2 in the Confluence Commercial Center Phase II Subdivision, with Quality Excavation for property located in the Tonaquint Valley area. G. Take public comment on the sale of approximately 6.0 acres of City property located between 100 South Street and 200 South Street in the vicinity of the existing Elks Field. H. Consider approval to sell City property located between 100 South Street and 200 South Street in the vicinity of the existing Elks Field to the Washington County School District. I. Appointments to boards and commissions of the City. J. Request a closed session. 7. MINUTES A. Consider approval of the minutes from the meeting held on December 4, 2014. B. Consider approval of the minutes from the meeting held on December 18, 2014. 8. REPORTS A. Reports from Mayor, Councilmembers and City Manager. 9...


Updated Annual Meeting Notices:
...AL NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETINGS OF THE CITY OF ST. GEORGE During the year 2019, all meetings will be held as follows unless otherwise noticed: The St. George City Council will meet the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month commencing at 5:00 p.m. at the St. George City Office, 175 E. 200 N., St. George, UT. Work meetings will be held the 2nd, 4th and 5th Thursdays of each month, as necessary, beginning at 4:00 p.m., at the St. George City Office. The St. George Municipal Building Authority will meet on an as-needed basis as items come in for review at the St. George City Office, 175 E. 200 N., St. George, UT The St. George Redevelopment Agency will meet on an as-needed basis as items come in for review at the St. George City Office, 175 E. 200 N., St. George, UT. The St. George Planning Commission will meet the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month commencing at 5:00 p.m. at the St. George City Office, 175 E. 200 N., St. George, UT. The St. George Arts Commission will meet the 4th Thursday of each month at 7:30 a.m. at the Electric Theater, 68 E. Tabernacle St., St. George, UT. The St. George Shade Tree and Beautification Board will meet on an as-needed basis as items come in for review at the Parks Division Office, 390 N. 3050 E., St. George, UT. The St. George Hillside Review Board will meet on an as-needed basis as items come in for review at the St. George City Office, 175 E. 200 N., St. George, UT. The St. George Historic Preservation Commission will meet on an as-needed basis as items come in for review at the St. George City Office, 175 E. 200 N., St. George, UT. The St. George Sign Review Board will meet on an as-needed basis as items come in for review at the St. George City Office, 175 E. 200 N., St. George, UT. The St. George Art Museum Board will meet the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 8:00 a.m. at the Art Museum, 47 E. 200 N., St. George, UT. The St. George Housing Authority will meet the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 8:30 a.m. at the Housing Authority Office, 975 N. 1725 W. #101, St. George, UT. The Board of Appeals will meet on an as-needed basis as items come in for review at the St. George City Office, 175 E. 200 N., St. George, UT. The St. George Animal Shelter Board will meet on an as-needed basis as items come in for review at the St. George City Office, 175 E. 200 N., St. George, UT. The St. George Veteran's Advisory Committee will meet on an as-needed basis as items come in for review at the St. George City Office, 175 East 200 N., St. George, UT. The St. George Airport Advisory Board will meet on an as-needed basis as items come in for review at the St. George City Office, 175 E. 200 N., St. George, UT. The Ambulance Services Compliance Committee will meet on an as-needed basis as items come in for review at the St. George City Office, 175 E. 200 N., St. George, UT. Paratransit Eligibility Appeal Hearings will be heard on an as-needed basis as items come in for review at the St. George City Office, 175 E. 200 N., St. George, UT. The Recycling Review Board will meet on an as-needed basis as items come in for review at the St. George City Office, 175 E. 200 N., St. George, UT. DATED: November 7, 2019Christina Fernandez, St. George City Recorder


Museum History:
...uilding which is now the St. George Art Museum was originally built in the 1930's to store beet seed for a sugar beet factory. The Utah-Idaho Sugar Company, after determining that sugar beet seed was a good "cash" crop, built the building in 1934,


City Council Meeting Agenda Agenda 01/17/2019:
...on County, Utah, will hold a regular meeting in the City Council Chambers, 175 East 200 North, St. George, Utah, on Thursday, January 17, 2019 commencing at 5:00 p.m.   The agenda for the meeting is as follows:   Call to Order                                                                                                            Invocation Flag Salute   1.            Consent Calendar.   a.            Consider award of bid to Interstate Rock Products for the 1450 South/3000 East traffic signal project.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This request is for the installation of a traffic signal and miscellaneous related improvements.  Four bids were received through a formal bid.  Staff recommends approval.   b.            Consider award of bid to Feller Enterprises for the 2450 South/3000 East traffic signal project.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This request is for the installation of a traffic signal and miscellaneous related improvements.  Four bids were received through a formal bid.  Staff recommends approval.   c.            Consider award of bid to Feller Enterprises for the 2000 South/3000 East traffic signal project.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This request is for the installation of a traffic signal and miscellaneous related improvements.  Four bids were received through a formal bid.  Staff recommends approval.   d.            Consider award of bid to Progressive Contracting for the Medical Center Drive/Foremaster Drive traffic signal project.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The request is for the installation of a traffic signal which will cost a bit less than the others as underground and bases were installed previously.  Four bids were received through a formal bid.  Staff recommends approval.   e.            Consider approval of an Airport Hangar Lease with Dennis Malloy for Lot #210.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  Dennis Larkin has sold his hangar to Dennis Malloy located on lot #210.  As such, a proposed hangar lease with Dennis Malloy has been prepared and submitted for approval.  Staff recommends approval.   f.             Consider approval of a Lease Agreement between gather at Town Square and the City for the Andrus home at 164 West 100 South.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This is a lease for the use of the entire property (164 W. 100 S.) for a $2,500 monthly fee.  The City agrees to address any ADA issues and electric and mechanical issues prior to commencing lease.  Staff recommends approval.   2.            Public hearing and consideration of a resolution to review and approve amendments to the Fiscal Year 2018-19 Budget.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  City departments have submitted requests for adjustments to their fiscal year 2018-19 budgets per their review and forecasts based upon completion of half of the fiscal year.  Budget opening requests are primarily due to new grant-funded projects, department re-organizations, employee compensation adjustments, increased expenditures and revenues due to higher-than-anticipated program participation, project re-allocations, and unforeseen emergency repairs or purchases.   3.            Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance amending  the PD-C (Planned Development Commercial) zone for Sun River Commons Phase 3 commercial subdivision to develop a professional office building on 1.43 acres.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The developers of the ‘Sun Rivers Commons’ commercial center would like to add this professional office building to the Planned Development.  The building will have an 8,350 sq. ft. footprint and the total square footage of the building will be 16,700 square feet generally located east of Terrible Herbst C-Store & fuel station on Pioneer Road, adjacent to the I-15 UDOT right of way.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   4.            Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance changing the zone from M-G (Mining and Grazing) to R-1-10 (Single Family Residential 10,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size) on approximately 17.77 acres for a future residential subdivision to be known as Tonaquint Ridge.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The applicant is seeking to rezone this piece of land from M-G to R-1-10 for the purpose of developing residential units on property generally located west of the existing Curly Hollow Drive.   This zone-change request is in harmony with the LDR, Low Density Residential, General Plan land-use designation.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   5.            Consider approval of a conditional use permit for Humble Bee Tattoo located at 763 North 3050 East Street; zoning is C-3 (General Commercial).   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The applicant has proposed to operate a Body Art Facility (Tattoo Studio) and Fine Art Gallery.  The property is located in a C-3 zoning district, which a tattoo establishment is CUP in that zone.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.         6.            Consider approval of a final subdivision plat for Entrada at Snow Canyon 'Chaco West' Phase 3B.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This request is to consider a Final Subdivision Plat for a 1-lot residential subdivision located at approximately 2485 North, Kiva Trail; zoning is PD-R (Planed Development Residential 5,000 SQ/FT minimum lot size).  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   7.            Consider approval of a final subdivision plat for Auburn Hills Phase 1.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This request is to consider a Final Subdivision Plat for a 122-lot residential subdivision that is located in the Desert Color Development; zoning is PD-R (Planed Development Residential 5,000 SQ/FT minimum lot size).  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   8.            Consider approval of a resolution declaring the intent to consider adjusting a common municipal boundary line with the City of Santa Clara.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The applicant is requesting a City boundary line adjustment between Santa Clara and St. George.  If approved, state law requires a public hearing no less than 60 days after the adoption of the resolution.  Santa Clara approved a resolution of intent to consider the boundary line adjustment on January 9, 2019.  The adjustment would not become effective until each municipality has adopted and ordinance accepting the proposal.  Staff recommends approval.   9.            Appointments to Boards and Commissions of the City.   10.         Reports from Mayor, Councilmembers, and City Manager.   11.         Request a closed session...


SHAC Triathalon:
...Distance will start first at 9:00 am, followed by the beginner distance at 11:00 am, and the kid's distance at 12:00 pm Noon. The pool temperature will be between 81 - 84 degrees. Bike Course: A new bike course will be featured this year. Riders will leave the Sand Hollow Aquatic Center and take a right onto 2400 West. They will turn right onto 2000 N before turning right again on Tuweap Drive. Riders will take Tuweap Drive to Sunset Blvd. where they will again take a right before heading back to the Sand Hollow Aquatic Center. Beginner distance will ride the course twice while sprint will ride the course four times. Riders must wear a bike helmet or they will not be allowed to participate.  Run Course: The running course is an out and back 1 and 1/2 mile loop. It will follow the bike path North of the pool and East of Lava Flow Drive. One "lap" for the beginner distance; two "laps" for the sprint distance. There will be aid stations at the transition area and the run turn-arounds. Bikers must wear a bike helmet or they will not be allowed on the bike course. Helmets will not be supplied.    All finishers receive a finisher medal! The sprint and relay races will have awards in each 5 year age division.  Beginner & Sprint events are capped at 400 participants! There will be a team relay option for the sprint division only! Team relay can consist of up to 3 athletes, each completing one of the disciplines. Open Men, Open Women, and Mixed divisions available for the relay. Top 3 teams in each of these divisions will receive awards.    Distances: Swim (25m Length) Beginner = 8 Lengths (200m) Sprint and Team = 16 Lengths (400m) Kids Beginner = 2 Lengths (50m) Kids Sprint = 4 Lengths (100m) Bike Beginner = 2 Loops (6 Miles) Sprint and Team = 4 Loops (12 Miles) Kids Beginner = 1 Mile (1/2 mile out and back) Kids Sprint = = 2 Miles (1 mile out and back) Run Beginner = 1 Loop (1.5 Miles) Sprint and Team = 2 Loops (3 Miles) Kids Beginner = 1/2 Mile (.25 Miles out and .25 Miles back on same course) Kids Sprint = 3/4 Mile (.375 Miles out and .375 Miles back on same course)   Packet Pickup Date: Friday, April 3, 2020 Time and Location TBD.    Parking Information The SHAC parking lot will not be available on race day due to the event's mapped course. Parking is available at Snow Canyon High School & Middle School. Pricing Information Regular Registration (until Friday, October 16, 2020 at 11:59 pm)  Beginner Triathlon- Individual: $40 Sprint Triathlon- Individual: $40 Sprint Triathlon- Relay: $65 Kids Beginner Triathlon: $15 Kids Sprint Triathlon: $15 Late Registration: (Saturday, October 17, 2020 to Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 5:00 pm MST) Beginner Triathlon- Individual: $50 Sprint Triathl...


City Council Agenda 01/08/2015:
...on County, Utah, will hold a regular meeting in the City Council Chambers, 175 East 200 North, St. George, Utah, on Thursday, January 8, 2015 commencing at 5:00 p.m. The agenda for the meeting is as follows: Call to Order Invocation Flag Salute 1. CONSENT CALENDAR A. Comments from the public. 2. BID OPENINGS A. Consider approval of a professional services agreement with Bowen & Collins Engineers for the Wastewater Treatment Plant Solids Handling Controls Upgrade project. B. Consider award of bid for demolition of the West Cove Apartments. 3. PUBLIC HEARINGS A. Public hearing to consider a request to modify the PD-C (Planned Development Commercial) zone for Ideal Automotive, LLC located at 184 West 1600 South. B. Public hearing to consider a General Plan amendment from LDR (Low Density Residential), MDR (Medium Density Residential) and COM (Commercial) to COM (Commercial) on property generally located between 3000 East Street and Mall Drive. 4. ORDINANCES A. Consider approval of an ordinance modifying the PD-C (Planned Development Commercial) zone for Ideal Automotive, LLC located at 184 West 1600 South. B. Consider approval of an ordinance amending the General Plan from LDR (Low Density Residential), MDR (Medium Density Residential) and COM (Commercial) to COM (Commercial) on property generally located between 3000 East Street and Mall Drive. 5. RESOLUTIONS A. Consider approval of a resolution naming Laurie Mangum as the UAMPS representative and James Van Fleet as the alternate representative. 6. STAFF REPORTS A. Consider approval of a request to waive the special event permit fee as well as the fee for the use of the Ridge Top Complex for the Hog and Jog 5k event. LaRae Nelson, applicant. B. Consider approval of a memorandum of understanding between the City of St. George and the U.S. Marshal’s Office. C. Consider approval of an interlocal agreement between the City of St. George and Washington County for the bomb squad. D. Consider approval of a donation agreement and deed for a strip of land adjacent to the Fields at Little Valley softball park and Meadow Valley Estates Phases 1 and 2. E. Appointments to boards and commissions of the City. F. Reque...


City Council Agenda 09/01/2016:
...on County, Utah, will hold a regular meeting in the City Council Chambers, 175 East 200 North, St. George, Utah, on Thursday, September 1, 2016 commencing at 5:00 p.m.   The agenda for the meeting is as follows:   Call to Order                                                                                                            Invocation Flag Salute   1.       CONSENT CALENDAR             A.       Comments from the public.             B.       Consider approval of the financial report for July, 2016.           2.       BID OPENINGS                      A.       Consider award of bid for the St. George Industrial Park Drainage Phase 2 project.             B.       Consider award of bid for the annual slurry seal project.                      C.       Consider award of bid for a 2016 Freightliner chassis/cab for the Water Department.                      D.       Consider award of bid of the seal coat project for Red Hills Parkway.                      E.       Consider award of bid for the high density mineral bond seal coat project for various streets within the City.                      F.       Consider award of bid for six (6) substation voltage cooper regulators for Snow Canyon and Eastridge additions.                      G.       Consider award of bid for the purchase of a records analytics program for the Police Department.                      H.       Consider award of bid for the annual purchase of bulk fuel.    3.       PUBLIC HEARINGS   A.       Public hearing to consider amending the General Plan from Low Density Residential to Commercial on approximately 7.0 acres generally located at the intersection of 2450 South and River Road.  Dave Weller, applicant. B.       Public hearing to consider amending the Hidden Valley Master Plan increasing the total number of residential units and amending the Planned Development Residential zoning district to add 54 units on approximately 4.46 acres; property is generally located at the northeast corner of 840 West and Desert Hills Drive.  Development Solutions, applicant.   4.       ORDINANCES A.       Consider approval of an ordinance amending the General Plan from Low Density Residential to Commercial on approximately 7.0 acres generally located at the intersection of 2450 South and River Road.    B.       Consider approval of an ordinance amending the Hidden Valley Master Plan increasing the total number of residential units and amending the Planned Development Residential zoning district to add 54 units on approximately 4.46 acres; property is generally located at the northeast corner of 840 West and Desert Hills Drive.    5.       RESOLUTIONS – None scheduled 6.       STAFF REPORTS                      A.       Consider approval of a subdivision of 10-lots or less without a plat on property located on the west side of Snow Canyon Parkway between Dixie Downs Road and 2200 North.  Civil Science, applicant.   B.       Report from the Planning Commission meeting held on August 23, 2016.   C.       Consider approval of a permanent transfer of firearms to the State lab.   D.       Consider approval of the sale of 426 sq. ft. of City owned property adjacent to Millcreek Park.  Kalvin and Emily Staheli, applicants.   E.       Consider approval of a contract to install 24” waterline along Mall Drive and through the Smith’s project.   F.       Consider approval of the Wastewater Collections building addition.   G.       Consider approval to purchase surface aeration equipment for oxidation ditches #1 and #2 at the Wastewater Treatment Plant.   H.       Appointments to boards and commissions of the City.   I.        Request a closed session.   7.       MINUTES             A.       Consider approval of the minutes from the meeting held on July 21, 2016.   8.       REPORTS   &n...


City Council Meeting Agenda Agenda 01/17/2019:
...on County, Utah, will hold a regular meeting in the City Council Chambers, 175 East 200 North, St. George, Utah, on Thursday, January 17, 2019 commencing at 5:00 p.m.   The agenda for the meeting is as follows:   Call to Order                                                                                                            Invocation Flag Salute   1.            Consent Calendar.   a.            Consider award of bid to Interstate Rock Products for the 1450 South/3000 East traffic signal project.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This request is for the installation of a traffic signal and miscellaneous related improvements.  Four bids were received through a formal bid.  Staff recommends approval.   b.            Consider award of bid to Feller Enterprises for the 2450 South/3000 East traffic signal project.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This request is for the installation of a traffic signal and miscellaneous related improvements.  Four bids were received through a formal bid.  Staff recommends approval.   c.            Consider award of bid to Feller Enterprises for the 2000 South/3000 East traffic signal project.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This request is for the installation of a traffic signal and miscellaneous related improvements.  Four bids were received through a formal bid.  Staff recommends approval.   d.            Consider award of bid to Progressive Contracting for the Medical Center Drive/Foremaster Drive traffic signal project.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The request is for the installation of a traffic signal which will cost a bit less than the others as underground and bases were installed previously.  Four bids were received through a formal bid.  Staff recommends approval.   e.            Consider approval of an Airport Hangar Lease with Dennis Malloy for Lot #210.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  Dennis Larkin has sold his hangar to Dennis Malloy located on lot #210.  As such, a proposed hangar lease with Dennis Malloy has been prepared and submitted for approval.  Staff recommends approval.   f.             Consider approval of a Lease Agreement between gather at Town Square and the City for the Andrus home at 164 West 100 South.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This is a lease for the use of the entire property (164 W. 100 S.) for a $2,500 monthly fee.  The City agrees to address any ADA issues and electric and mechanical issues prior to commencing lease.  Staff recommends approval.   2.            Public hearing and consideration of a resolution to review and approve amendments to the Fiscal Year 2018-19 Budget.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  City departments have submitted requests for adjustments to their fiscal year 2018-19 budgets per their review and forecasts based upon completion of half of the fiscal year.  Budget opening requests are primarily due to new grant-funded projects, department re-organizations, employee compensation adjustments, increased expenditures and revenues due to higher-than-anticipated program participation, project re-allocations, and unforeseen emergency repairs or purchases.   3.            Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance amending  the PD-C (Planned Development Commercial) zone for Sun River Commons Phase 3 commercial subdivision to develop a professional office building on 1.43 acres.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The developers of the ‘Sun Rivers Commons’ commercial center would like to add this professional office building to the Planned Development.  The building will have an 8,350 sq. ft. footprint and the total square footage of the building will be 16,700 square feet generally located east of Terrible Herbst C-Store & fuel station on Pioneer Road, adjacent to the I-15 UDOT right of way.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   4.            Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance changing the zone from M-G (Mining and Grazing) to R-1-10 (Single Family Residential 10,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size) on approximately 17.77 acres for a future residential subdivision to be known as Tonaquint Ridge.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The applicant is seeking to rezone this piece of land from M-G to R-1-10 for the purpose of developing residential units on property generally located west of the existing Curly Hollow Drive.   This zone-change request is in harmony with the LDR, Low Density Residential, General Plan land-use designation.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   5.            Consider approval of a conditional use permit for Humble Bee Tattoo located at 763 North 3050 East Street; zoning is C-3 (General Commercial).   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The applicant has proposed to operate a Body Art Facility (Tattoo Studio) and Fine Art Gallery.  The property is located in a C-3 zoning district, which a tattoo establishment is CUP in that zone.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.         6.            Consider approval of a final subdivision plat for Entrada at Snow Canyon 'Chaco West' Phase 3B.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This request is to consider a Final Subdivision Plat for a 1-lot residential subdivision located at approximately 2485 North, Kiva Trail; zoning is PD-R (Planed Development Residential 5,000 SQ/FT minimum lot size).  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   7.            Consider approval of a final subdivision plat for Auburn Hills Phase 1.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This request is to consider a Final Subdivision Plat for a 122-lot residential subdivision that is located in the Desert Color Development; zoning is PD-R (Planed Development Residential 5,000 SQ/FT minimum lot size).  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   8.            Consider approval of a resolution declaring the intent to consider adjusting a common municipal boundary line with the City of Santa Clara.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The applicant is requesting a City boundary line adjustment between Santa Clara and St. George.  If approved, state law requires a public hearing no less than 60 days after the adoption of the resolution.  Santa Clara approved a resolution of intent to consider the boundary line adjustment on January 9, 2019.  The adjustment would not become effective until each municipality has adopted and ordinance accepting the proposal.  Staff recommends approval.   9.            Appointments to Boards and Commissions of the City.   10.         Reports from Mayor, Councilmembers, and City Manager.   11.         Request a closed session...


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...dit, and then be presented to the City Council for adoption in late July-2019.   If you have comments or questions about the PRAT Master Plan, please email:   Shane McAffee Director of Leisure Services shane.mcaffee@sgcity.org     All comments must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 17, 2019.


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City Council Minutes 01/22/2004:
...e, and the rate and impact fee increases are needed quickly. A reserve of 12% would be prudent. Mr. Solomon advised that 12% is the national average for a reserve fund. Kirt Winterfield, representing Deseret Generation and Transmission, advised that his company operates with a reserve of 4-5%, however, they are not exposed to the market in terms of buying and do not face the volatility in cost structure in the wholesale power market. Council Member Gardner commented that the City had the ability to recover any losses within a six to eight week time period if the Council chose to make a rate adjustment. Mr. Winterfield advised that one of the reasons a reserve policy is established is because no one likes rate increases. A structured process would allow establishment of a reserve fund which would forego the need for unplanned rate increases in the future. The number one complaint from customers is not the rate increase, but the fact that they were not able to plan on them and budget accordingly. Council Member Gardner commented he felt a 3% reserve was adequate. Mr. Hurst replied that 12% of revenues is still one-third of the $15,000,000 the City previously had in its reserve, and it was not unreasonable to have a $5,000,000 reserve due to the current energy climate. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that staff has looked at every possible option with regard to rates and impact fees and has done an excellent job. The matter will be placed on a City Council agenda for discussion. DISCUSSION REGARDING 400 EAST DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS: Traffic Engineer Aron Baker advised that the City is planning a storm drain project on 400 East which must be completed before the Blvd. reconstruction project begins. The asphalt on 400 East is wider than needed, and it is suggested that the asphalt width be reduced and the area in general be improved as it is the edge of the downtown district. It is also suggested that a roundabout be built at 400 East and Tabernacle. City Manager Gary Esplin explained staff would like to bid the project within the next month, and would like to know the Council?s wishes with regard to asphalt width. Trails could be put along either side of the street, while still maintaining five lanes of traffic. There would still be on-street parking. The proposed project will change some of the frontages, but allows for a 15' wide tree-lined or landscaped strip. Mayor McArthur, Council Members Allen and Orton commented they liked the roundabout. Council Member Gardner commented he felt the plan was overly done and unnecessary. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that if 400 East is going to be beautified in five years, it should be done now while the asphalt is being torn up for the drainage project. Mr. Baker advised the cost of the total project, including beautification and the roundabout, is $400,000-500,000. There was discussion about on-street parking for businesses and how the project would affect residents who border 400 East. Mayor McArthur suggested that staff talk with affected property owners, both residential and commercial, about the effects of the proposed project. Kathy Hasfurther advised that the project must be built by July 1 or the funding will be lost. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that the design will be looked at again and discussions held with affected property owners. REPORT ON UAMPS MEETING: City Attorney Shawn Guzman reported on a UAMPS meeting he recently attended. REMOVE ON-STREET PARKING: City Manager Gary Esplin advised that staff is preparing to remove on-street parking on 100 South from 900 East to River Road, and on 700 South from 700 East to River Road. When the College makes improvements, they will remove all parking on 100 South from 700 East to 900 East. Mayor McArthur commented that this...


City Council Minutes 08/01/2002:
St. George City Council Minutes Regular Meeting August 1, 2002 4:00 P.M. City Council Chambers Present: Mayor Pro Tem Sharon Isom City Council Member Rod Orton City Council Member Suzanne Allen City Council Member Robert Whatcott City Council Member Larry Gardner City Manager Gary Esplin Acting City Attorney Ronald L. Read Deputy City Recorder Ren? Fleming Visitors: Angie Parkinson R11; The Spectrum Newspaper Excused: Mayor Daniel McArthur Opening: Council Member Orton offered the opening prayer; Acting City Attorney Read led the pledge of allegiance. City Manager Esplin advised item 4A, Consider approval of an ordinance amending Title 5, Chapter 2, Section 15, St. George City code, relating to proximity limits for alcohol licenses would be tabled. Bid Openings: Consider award of bid for the St. George Water & Power Addition/Remodel Project Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen presented the 2 bids received: Arnell West $259,000.00 AJ Construction $300,420.00 She recommended awarding the bid to the low bidder, Arnell West in the amount of $259,000. A motion was made by Council Member Allen to accept the low bid from Arnell West in the amount of $259,000. Council Member Whatcott seconded the motion The vote was as follows: Council Member Gardner: aye Council Member Allen: aye Council Member Whatcott: aye Council Member Orton: aye Motion carried. Consider award of bid for the Marathon Runner's Shirts Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen presented the bids received. The local vendor, Xtreme Edge Graphics, agreed to match the low bidder Ad Impact, in the amount of $33,524.46. Council Member Whatcott asked about the quality of shirt. Purchasing Agent Swensen indicated Director Perkins made the decision to go with Cool-max brand. It is a different brand than specified but it is a performance blend. Council Member Whatcott made a motion to award the bid to Xtreme Graphics in the amount of $33,524.36. Council Member Allen seconded the motion The vote was as follows: Council Member Gardner: aye Council Member Allen: aye Council Member Whatcott: aye Council Member Orton: aye Motion carried Introduction of Boy Scouts Mayor Pro Tem Isom invited the scouts in attendance to come to the microphone and introduce themselves and tell the council what merit badge they are working on. Ben Chalis of Troop 1765 is working on the communication merit badge. Nicholas Abraham of 521 is a Tenderfoot working on the communications merit badge. John Chalis of Troop 1765 is a Tenderfoot working on the communications merit badge. Consider approval and authorize the issuance and sale of Industrial Development Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2002 (Bluff cove Resort Project) for the purpose of refunding certain outstanding Industrial Development Revenue Bonds of said City issued for the benefit of Bluff Cove Resort, LLC. City Manager Esplin explained the resolution to issue Industrial Development Revenue Refunding Bonds. He explained there is no obligation to the City to pay the bond, as the law allows for the refunding. He indicated he has reviewed the resolution and it appears to be straightforward. Council Member Gardner made a motion to approve and authorize the issuance and sale of certain outstanding Industrial Development Revenue Bonds of said City issued for the benefit of Bluff Cove Resort, LLC. Council Member Whatcott seconded the motion. Mayor Pro Tem called for a roll call vote as follows: Council Member Gardner: aye Council Member Allen: aye Council Member Whatcott: aye Council Member Orton: aye Motion carried. Consider approval of a resolution quit-claiming any interest the City may have in property owned by Hyrum and Gail Smith in the Virgin River flood plain adjacent to the Millcreek Industrial Park City Manager Esplin explained this is a quitclaim for the property Hyrum and Gail Smith are trying to quiet title on. He explained the location of property and that the Smith's have been utilizing the property for a number of years. They want the City to quitclaim the City's interest if any in this property to them so they can continue to use it as they have been. He explained the City has looked at the property and doesn't see that the City has claim on the property. However, the staff would like to have part of the action include a conservation and trail easement through the property. He advised the Smith's indicated there is no problem with that requirement. Acting City Attorney Read indicated the legal description needs to be reviewed to make sure that it follows the deed line rather than the fence line. Council Member Orton made a motion to approve by resolution with both stipulations mentioned quit claiming any interest in property owned by Hyrum and Gail Smith in the Virgin River flood plain adjacent to the Millcreek Industrial Park. Council Member Whatcott seconded the motion. Mayor Pro Tem Isom called for a roll call vote as follows: Council Member Gardner: aye Council Member Allen: aye Council Member Whatcott: aye Council Member Orton: aye Motion carried. Consider approval of a development agreement with Sun Hill Homes LLC for the Crescent Point Subdivision project. City Manager Esplin reviewed the previous discussion the Council had regarding this issue. He explained the development agreement in the agenda packet conforms to provisions in the previous discussion. He indicated this is a win/win situation for the City and the developer. It will help the golf course in cleaning up an area with a lot of weeds and is less dense than the original application. Council Member Orton commented that he thinks all of the issues discussed previously have been resolved. Council Member Whatcott made a motion to approve the development agreement with Sun Hill Homes LLC. Council Member Gardner seconded the motion. The vote was as follows: Council Member Gardner: aye Council Member Allen: aye Council Member Whatcott: aye Council Member Orton: aye Motion carried Consider approval of a concessionaire agreement for operation of the food and beverage service at the St. George and Southgate Golf Courses. City Manager Esplin explained there have been problems keeping concessionaires at the golf courses. The applicant is currently providing concessions at the Dixie Center and has a history in the food service business. He explained the staff is comfortable with the applicant. The only concern is the representation of the two facilities with regard to improvements. He advised the City can't commit to any improvements other than minor repair work that would bring the facilities up to code. He indicated that perhaps in the future there will be funds for additional improvements, but at this time there are no funds for improvements other than those required to bring the facility up to health code specifications. Council Member Orton asked what hours the concessions will be open. Dave Terry indicated the general snack bar/concessionaire agreement that was used in the past will be fine tuned and used for this situation. It states any hours the course is open and has players the snack bar is to be open. He indicated the concessionaire may have all their staff on the golf course if it is feasible for the situation. Council Member Allen commented that many of the improvements listed are things that need to be done like oven repair, fire suppression system and asked if those things will be repaired. Dave Terry explained those types of repairs have to done to meet health codes and will be made. He explained that Fairway Catering needs to understand some of the improvements listed may be made in the future and the City can't commit to a time frame. Council Member Gardner commented that if the issue of improvements concerns the applicant, they are free to back out of the agreement. Wayne Sittre with Fairway Catering commented that he understands the agreement stipulates that the facilities will be up to code, as his company does not want to be in a position of bringing the facilities up to code. As far as other design changes, he realizes those will be done sometime in the future. Council Member Allen made a motion to approve the concessionaire agreement for operation of the food and beverage service at the St. George and Southgate Golf Courses. Council Member Orton seconded the motion. The vote was as follows: Council Member Gardner: aye Council Member Allen: aye Council Member Whatcott: aye Council Member Orton: aye Motion carries. Consider approval of a golf course reservation and tee time system for the City's golf courses. Dave Terry reviewed the phone reservation system used in the late 1990s. He explained that due to Y2K issues and the vendors' inability to service the project, it was decided to discontinue the service. He indicated he has been investigating alternative options for the last 2 1/2 years. The proposed system will capture email addresses on all users to allow for mass mailings. The system allows the office staff to see tee sheets at each golf course, which will help in the effort to be more effective in building marketing over the entire golf course system. A key benefit is that the on-line internet tee time reservation system is free to the end user (golfer). Other systems he evaluated charge a premium to the end user. He explained the staff thinks it's important not to charge a premium to users who book through the internet. The system is called Golf Gopher; huge financing of a large computer company on the east coast backs it. The upfront costs are affordable, the vendor is great to work with, has good references. Council Member Orton asked what other courses in Utah use this system. Dave Terry indicated there no other Utah courses using it at this time. Salt Lake County is considering the system. The company is based in Arlington Virginia. City Manager Esplin commented that one problem it does create, is the system is internet based only, so those without access to a computer will have to be book tee times manually. Dave Terry indicated manual booking would still be available; this system will work for out of town golfers and those making tee times at night. City Manger Esplin commented the system also provides links to hotels and other group packages so visitors to St. George can book a hotel room and a tee time at the same time. Payment will be guaranteed with a credit card at the time of booking, staff will determine the refund policy. Dave Terry explained the refund policy is important because there is a significant no-show problem right now. A credit card guarantee should eliminate that problem. He indicated the plan is to expand the credit card guarantee policy to manual bookings. Council Member Orton commented he made reservation in Page AZ on the internet last year, it was very easy to do, the system had various coupons and times available. Council Member Whatcott asked concerning the busy time of the year and how the pro shop will know what the internet users are booking and how conflicts will be avoided. Dave Terry explained if DSL internet service is not available, this system won't work. The tee sheet is electronic, so the employee booking a tee time over the phone will see the entire day, updated as internet and phone bookings are made avoiding conflicts. City Manager Esplin explained there are economic development funds available for this purchase. He feels this would be an appropriate way to use those funds. However, there are some operational funds to budget for. Council Member Orton commented that he agrees with the recommendation, but this program should increase revenues. City Manager Esplin agreed it should. He explained staff has been meeting to address some of these issues. Council Member Gardner commented the decision to go with a computer based program was a tough thing for the golfers to go with in the past. He is assuming staff has looked at this somewhat skeptically to see if is a leap forward. Dave Terry commented that staff has reviewed this decision in detail. Council Member Gardner made a motion to approve the Golf Gopher reservation and tee time system for the City's golf courses. Council Member Allen seconded the motion. The vote was as follows: Council Member Gardner: aye Council Member Allen: aye Council Member Whatcott: aye Council Member Orton: aye Motion carried Acting City Attorney Read advised there are four changes to the agreement that need to be made. Council Member Isom commented the motion will be subject to the changes made by the Acting City Attorney, if any. Other business: City Manager Esplin explained the Dinosaur Field bill under consideration in Congress is out of committee and will go to the floor. It appears the City will receive $500,000 for the site. Council Member Gardner asked for an update as to the relationship between the north and south side of street. City Manager Esplin explained the City has an option to purchase the north side of street. Leisure Services Director Kent Perkins advised there is an agreement to purchase .4 acre, as part of the agreement. The owner will give the City 230 tracks that had been previously excavated. This will more than double the number of tracks. Consider approval of the minutes of the regular City Council meeting held July 11, 2002 Council Member Orton made a motion to approve as presented the minutes of July 11, 2002. Council Member Allen seconded the motion. The vote was as follows: Council Member Gardner: aye Council Member Allen: aye Council Member Whatcott: aye Council Member Orton: aye Motion carried Consider approval of the minutes of the special City Council meeting held July 15, 2002 Council Member Orton made a motion to approve as presented the minutes of July 15, 2002. Council Member Whatcott seconded motion. The vote was as follows: Council Member Gardner: aye Council Member Allen: aye Council Member Whatcott: aye Council Member Orton: aye Motion carried Council Member Orton made a motion to go into executive session to discuss a potential litigation issue. Council Member Gardner seconded the motion. The vote was as follows: Council Member Gardner: aye Council Member Allen: aye Council Member Whatcott: aye Council Member Orton: aye Motion carried Council Member Allen made a motion to adjourn out of executive session and reconvene the regular City Council meeting. Council Member Whatcott seconded the motion. Council Member Gardner: aye Council Member Allen: aye Council Member Whatcott: aye Council Member Orton: aye Motion carried. Reconvene regular meeting at 5:00 pm. Public Hearing Consider a request for a zone change fro RE-37-5. Residential Estates and Open space to C-3 General Commercial on 4.424 acres located west of the applicant's home at 2121 West Sunset Blvd. Dean Terry Applicant. Mark Bradley explained the public hearing request. The exhibits on the wall and on the video screen show the area under consideration. The exhibit details the different zones as they exist and the requested zone change area. He explained this issue went to the Planning Commission on May 28, 2001. The item was tabled so the commission could conduct a site visit. The site visit on June 18, 2002; the Planning Commission discussed the request at the June 25, 2002 meeting. He advised the Planning Commission denied the motion and the applicant asked for it to before the City Council. He explained of most concern to the Planning Commission is the open space area. There has been a lot of fill brought into the area. It is a high water level flood plain area. Concerns about appropriateness of the zone change really dealt with the open space along the wash the narrowness of the area between the wash and neighborhood as well as what actions would go on if the zone change is granted. Mayor Pro Tem Isom invited Mr. Terry to speak to the Council. Dean Terry gave a brief history of the property. It was zoned R3 and developed in to 8 or 10 phases. He indicated Bob Nicholson and Mark Bradley asked if he'd agree to go down to zone R110. He said had he not done that he would have been able to do this. City Manager Esplin asked if the subdivision was already built when the zone was changed. Dean Terry indicated the subdivision was platted but not built. With regard to the open zone, that area is in the flood plain. He said he is not filling in the flood area; it's in Santa Clara City limits. He indicated Mr. Rosenberg, his engineer, is in attendance and working with FEMA. He said he has done everything that has to be done. He said there is no objection from the neighbors. So as far as buffer being R110 or R18, as opposed to R3, there are no objections. He said notices were sent out. He indicated that City Staff didn't mention objections until the request went to the Planning Commission. As far as C3, the entire Sunset Blvd except for one piece is zoned C3. He said this is his case and he is happy to answer questions. Mayor Pro Tem Isom declared the public hearing open and asked if anyone has come to speak to it, if so, they should come to the microphone and state their name. Seeing there was no one wishing to speak, she closed the public hearing and asked Council for a decision and if there are any questions. Council Member Whatcott indicated he has the same question as the Planning Commission as far as C3 as opposed to C2. He asked Mark Bradley what direction the City is going with regard to this issue. He indicated he'd like to know why it has to be C3 and not C2. Dean Terry explained that he didn't want to say it is to be uniform or fair with all the other property, but that is why and he asked why is C3 offensive. City Manager Esplin explained when evaluating zoning issues, there are a lot options that would be considered offensive uses that aren't appropriate when a subdivision is in the surrounding area. He explained C3 is for commercial/industrial sections of the City. Other areas of the City have been zoned C2 rather than C3 due to the same issues, those being what should be done in areas of subdivisions. He explained C3 is the zone that allows for the highest commercial activities. The staff is suggesting C2 because of a subdivision going in. There was discussion concerning whether or not the Planning Commission discussed approving C2 versus C3 zoning and the issues that concerned the Planning Commission, such as the area that is zoned open space remaining open space. The group discussed issues involving the open space, slopes and what uses are appropriate in a C2 zoned area. City Council Member Allen explained the Planning Commission did have a discussion about the possibility of a welding shop in the area. Dean Terry explained he has invested over $200,000 in fill and riprap required to put along the canal. He has been hauling fill from Bloomington Hills because he wants it to be first class. He explained he can't afford to put in a welding shop. City Manager Esplin pointed out that Mr. Terry could sell the property to someone else and he or she would be able put in anything in the C3 zone if the change were made. Dean Terry stated he was in it for C3. There are other Sunset properties that are zoned C3. Council Member Gardner asked if Mr. Terry was planning for uses that are allowed in C3 and not allowed in C2. He indicated he was asking because when Mr. Terry talked about the money invested in improving the property, generally those types of developments fit in C2 easier than in a C3 zone. Dean Terry indicated he has not really decided yet, C3 fits better. Council Member Orton asked Mr. Terry for an example for what can be done in C3 that can't be done in C2. Dean Terry indicated he couldn't think of anything. Council Member Orton commented that he didn't want quarrel over something that can be resolved. He felt Council Member Gardner's question is very legitimate. The reason the Council is suggesting a C2 zone is because it doesn't seem that anything Mr. Terry has planned wouldn't be allowed in C2. He explained that he went out on Mr. Terry's property, he is a little confused as to what would go into the back strip, he can't imagine why and how that would be developed. He also stated that he can't imagine anything written in C2 that can't be used in that project. Dean Terry commented the narrow strip is a set back and asked if all of Sunset Blvd. would be rezoned to C2. City Manager Esplin commented if that could be done it would be rezoned it to C2. The group discussed the types of businesses that can go into C3 zone areas and not into C2 zoned areas. Council Member Whatcott listed some specific examples such as a pawnshop, pool hall, welding shop and crematorium. It was discussed that the things Mr. Terry anticipates developing would be allowed in a C2 zone. Dean Terry asked Council Member Gardner if he would accept the back piece being zoned C2 rather than C3. Council Member Gardner indicated he would accept it. He commented the triangular piece in the back was next to a subdivision and should be zoned C2, the area next to Sunset Blvd is more highway commercial and could be zoned C3. However, from the discussion tonight it seems C2 fits more with the entire property. Council Member Whatcott asked if the Council is voting on the whole piece of property or just the part that is not open space. Mayor Pro Tem Isom indicated the request is for the entire property. Council Member Gardner asked if there are there any reassurances the backside of the property will be left at the current elevation or will it change and have fill added. Council Member Orton asked how wide is the narrow strip. Rick Rosenberg explained the bottom of the slope is 35 to 40 feet not all of it will be brought to the level of the slope. Council Member Orton asked what can go into that strip. Dean Terry indicated parking. Council Member Gardner asked if there can there be any assurances given to the neighbors that those elevations will be the final elevations. Rick Rosenberg explained it would be very difficult to get a building on the narrow strip. That area will be parking or dumpster storage. The riprap area gets smaller as erosion control is installed. The group discussed the area requested for the zone change and possible uses of the narrow area and the slope. The fill that has been put in and the excess fill that has been removed was discussed. Also discussed was the elevation and what changes would be made. Mark Bradley displayed via video screen a picture of the property that was taken Tuesday afternoon. This exhibit was the same one received with the area photo. The legal description of the zone change is highlighted. He pointed out that the sluff area of the photo is a new home being built. He also explained that in the report from the Planning Commission it discusses a PD type of zone, the applicant was not in favor of that nor was he in favor of splitting the two pieces into separate zones. He advised that the Council could feel confident that when the staff reviewed this application and made recommendations, the well-being and over well fare of the community as a whole was considered. Council Member Gardner commented that he didn't disagree totally with Mr. Bradley, however, prior to the his employment much of the holding property was designated as open space because they didn't know what would be done with the property, the intention wasn't for it to remain permanently zoned open space. Council Member Orton asked if there is other open space out here. Council Member Gardner commented he thinks there is other open space in the RP&P properties. Council Member Orton specified his question was related to this general area. Council Member Gardner indicated there isn't any other open space land and it isn't consistent with any thing else there. Council Member Whatcott stated it's a flood plain and maybe should remain as open space. The group discussed the open space in the area and the flood plain. The flood plain will stay open space due to federal requirements. Council Member Gardner commented that the council generally addresses issues from the prospective of property rights. He suggested C2 would accomplish everything Mr. Terry wants to accomplish whether he chooses to keep the property and develop it or sell it, the C2 would work. Dean Terry commented that it might. Council Member Gardner commented that C2 zoning allows the applicant to do everything he wants, and provides the City with assurance that it will be developed in accordance with what is appropriate. Dean Terry stated he will accept a C2 zone change. Council Member Gardner advised that before the council goes forward he would like to ask a few clarifying questions. Can professional and medical offices fit in C2? City Manager Esplin advised there isn't much that doesn't fit in C2. The Council discussed that a medical office would be allowed but a hospital would not. Council Member Gardner made a motion to approve the rezone request of 4.424 acres of property owned by the applicant on 2121 West Sunset Blvd to C2. Council Member Orton seconded the motion. ...


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City Council Minutes 01/05/2006:
...he invocation was offered by Trello Prince. Vonda Larson, Chair of the 13th Annual Heritage Week celebration, advised that this year is the 144th birthday of St. George. She then reviewed the various Heritage Week activities, and invited the Mayor and Council to attend. TABLE ITEM: City Manager Gary Esplin advised that item 6I to consider approval of a water treatment facilities agreement with the Washington County Water Conservancy District was tabled from the agenda. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for two backhoe loaders for the Water Treatment and Irrigation Divisions. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the current budget contains funds for two backhoe loaders. The loader for the Water Treatment Division will be purchased by the Washington County Water Conservancy when it takes over operation of the plant. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to award the bid to Scott Machinery in the amount of $155,756. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for a low-boy trailer for the Wastewater Collection Division. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that funds for this item are contained in the current budget. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to award the bid to Terex in the amount of $27,400. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for a drum chipper for the reuse facility. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that purchase of this item will allow City staff to chip the yard waste at the Reuse Center to a finer quality. The chips will then be able to be used for City landscaping projects thereby reducing the amount that has to be hauled to the landfill. Fleet Manager Courtney Stephens explained that the chipper will handle all the green waste. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to award the bid to Altec Industries in the amount of $33,633. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. RESOLUTION: Consider approval of a resolution abandoning a trail easement along 1600 South west of Dixie Drive. Kent Garrett, applicant. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that originally staff thought a trail was needed by the Tonaquint Business Center, but has since determined that this trail is not needed. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the resolution. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Bunker - aye Council Member Allen - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. St. George City Council Minutes January 5, 2006 Page Two APPOINTMENT OF MUNICIPAL OFFICERS: Mayor McArthur advised he would like to table this item until the next City Council meeting. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT: Consider approval of a conditional use permit for various improvements at the Kokomo Golf Course (formerly the Twin Lakes Golf Course) located on Red Hills Parkway. Assistant Planner Ray Snyder explained that the project was previously called Twin Lakes. The applicants propose installing 10' high netting along Red Hills Parkway. One sign has been removed at the City?s request. Two story climate-controlled tee boxes are planned. The applicant proposes to install a netting shoot outside of the tee boxes to prevent golf balls from leaving the driving range. The Planning Commission recommended approval subject to the following conditions: 1. The club house, maintenance building and T-box shall all be in the OS zone. 2. All outdoor lighting shall be dark sky lighting type. 3. Lighting levels shall not exceed a maximum of 30 FC. Lights will have eyebrows to control light spillage. No light shall occur at the horizon of each fixture. 4. Light poles shall only be permitted on the south side of the driving range. Residents to the north will not have a direct view of the lamps. 5. The T box building tees shall be safety netted to 50' above their floor elevations or to an equivalent height as demonstrated to the satisfaction of the City Council by the applicant and golf course designer demonstration that mitigation of any errant golf balls will not travel beyond the safety netting. 6. T box tunnels may be an acceptable form of mitigating errant golf balls. 7. The height of poles and netting in relationship to Red Hills Parkway and the freeway shall not exceed 10' max. 8. The applicant shall submit a revised recommendation letter from the golf course designer to replace the April 26, 2005 letter from Dye Golf Course Designs. 9. The relationship of the poles and netting placement to the electrical power poles shall be approved by the City?s electric department. 10. Street trees are required and their locations shall be approved by the Parks Department. The Parks Department may determine that a landscape plan depicting clustering of trees is acceptable for this site. The applicant must resolve to the satisfaction of the Power and Parks Departments the street tree locations. 11. UDOT requirements shall be met. 12. All signage shall comply with the City sign ordinance. Existing non-conforming signage shall be removed. 13. A total of 138 parking spaces shall be provided per the approved site plan with accompanying data box calculations. Mayor McArthur expressed concern about golf balls leaving the driving range. Council Member Whatcott commented that golfers may not want to use the tee boxes if their shots can?t be elevated. Ryan Christensen replied that he was involved in the development of the driving range portion of the project, and initially planned on putting a 50' barrier at the base of the hill and along the side. Instead he decided to make use of the natural slope barrier and negotiated a 10' height of netting across the top with the electric department staff. He stated he would comply with recommendation of the City with regard to placement of trees. He explained that the netting would be on the golf course side of the power poles, 6' from the sidewalk edge. Netting from the tee boxes providing a gun barrell effect will stop errant golf balls, and the possibility of a golf ball hitting a car is pretty remote and an acceptable risk. A liability insurance policy of a couple of million dollars will be secured. Hoods on the lighting will protect nearby residence from light spillage, and no light from the fixtures will be projected above the horizon. Council Member Gardner commented the applicant should be sure the enclosed tee boxes work before they are built because if they did not and golf balls left the driving range, the conditional use permit would be revoked. Mr. Christensen replied that he will build a model to scale and experiment with how far out the netting needed to be in order to keep the balls on the driving range. City Manager Gary Esplin commented it was critical that any approval be made subject to the satisfaction of the City with the tunnel effect, as it would only take one ball hitting a speeding car to create a tremendous liability. If this were to happen, the applicant would not be able to continue use of the driving range, so the issue must be resolved up front. Mr. Christensen explained that the tunnel net is made of clear polypropylene and is almost invisible in order to prevent a claustrophobic effect. Council Member Allen inquired about the proposed green roof and suggested that the color of the roof be changed to red to blend in with the hillside. Mr. Christensen replied that he would address the issue. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to approve the conditional use permit subject to the tunnel netting being tested by City Manager Gary Esplin who is an experienced golfer, and subject to the recommendations of the Planning Commission. Mr. Christensen stated that only a single story model would be built. St. George City Council Minutes January 5, 2006 Page Three SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Gardner. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that a tree plan will be brought back for staff review to make sure it meets the Shade Tree Ordinance. Mayor McArthur reminded Mr. Christensen that the conditional use permit would be revoked if errant golf balls went over the safety netting onto Red Hills Parkway. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider approval of a zone change from A-1 to R-1-10 on 10.81 acres located at 2350 East 2000 South. Dan Steurer, applicant. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that the subject property was bordered by A-1 and R-1-10 properties. The requested zoning conforms with the General Plan. The main issue at the Planning Commission meeting was the A-1 zoning to the south where there are large animal rights and a potential conflict and possibility of complaints. Another issue discussed was the logical extension of 2000 South to make a through-street. The Planning Commission recommended approval. Hillside issues will have to be addressed with the plat. Kelly Schmutz, Bush and Gudgell Engineering, advised that the extension of 2000 South would not allow the southerly lots to be larger than R-1-10. The applicant has been in touch with some of the neighbors and is willing to work with them. Mayor McArthur commented that the applicant would be required to put a notice on the plat that the proposed project is located next to properties with animal rights. He then opened the public hearing. Mike Hamlin, a resident of Wildflower Subdivsion, expressed concern about having roads on three sides of his property and about the speed of vehicles on 2350 East Street. He stated that all residents of Wildflower had horses and want to preserve those rights. He requested that the deeds to property within the proposed subdivision notify the owners that the adjoining Wildflower Subdivision has large animal rights. He stated he would love to see a culdesac on 2350 East with half acre lots, and suggested moving the road up to make the lower lots less shallow and more compatible with the A-1 zone. Council Member Whatcott inquired if the City were not going to connect 2000 East with 2350 East, should the proposed subdivision have animal compatible lots. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson replied that not enough design work had been done to know if the road could be connected or not. Mr. Hamlin commented that the neighbors don?t have a lot of concern with the zoning, other than the potential for conflict if the notice concerning animal rights is not written into the deeds. The new subdivision owners will be living closer to the large animals than the owners of the animals. Gina Hamlin advised that she spoke with her neighbors prior to attending this meeting, and their concern is also the conflict with large animals. She suggested construction of a block wall separating the two projects to protect small children from coming into contact with the large animals. Dan Steurer, applicant, advised that he was willing to construct a block wall between the projects. Council Member Whatcott commented that if the City did not yet know whether 2000 South could be connected to 2350 East, it might be premature to change the zone of the property. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that the applicant could not proceed to the preliminary plat stage without the zone change. Council Member Whatcott commented that while he was not opposed to the plan, it would be easier to design the project if it was determined whether or not the road would be connected. Kelly Schmutz advised that it was his understanding that 2350 East would be turned into a culdesac. The applicant?s plan is to culdesac 2000 South into his project and is not suggesting connectivity of 2000 South. There being no further public comment, Mayor McArthur closed the public hearing. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the zone change by ordinance subject to the construction of a block wall between the proposed project and the Wildflower Subdivision and placement of a note on the plat notifying purchasers of property within the subdivision that they will be locating adjacent to large animal lots. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Bunker - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye St. George City Council Minutes January 5, 2006 Page three The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. Mayor McArthur invited several Scouts in the audience to introduce themselves. PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider approval of a zone change from R-3 and RE-37.5 to OS on 7.4 acres, and from C-3 to R-3 on 1.95 acres to clean up the zoning in the Twin Lakes Resort Subdivision and golf course area located at Red Hills Parkway and Twin Lakes Road. Jim Haslem, applicant. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that the net result of this zone change will be a lot more open space and cleaning up of the zoning map. The Planning Commission and staff recommend approval. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to approve the zone change by ordinance. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Gardner. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Bunker - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/PRELIMINARY PLAT: Public hearing to consider approval of a preliminary plat for a four lot single family subdivision in an R-1-10 zone at 2620 East 1450 South Street. Arturo Del Toro, applicant. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that the subject property is located by Stone Cove and Stone Cliff Subdivisions. The request is straightforward and the applicant?s intent is to build a culdesac and on the plat note that each site requires its own grading and drainage plan. The Planning Commission recommended approval. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing. Associate Planner Mark Bradley clarified that there would be no driveways or access onto 1450 South. A wall along 1450 South is not required. Council Member Whatcott inquired as to the landscaping requirements along 1450 South and if a sidewalk would have to be installed. He expressed concern that the property is longer than a football field, yet no improvements were being required. Mr. Nicholson commented that the four lots are all corner lots and hopefully the owners would landscape their lots to the sidewalk. Mr. Bradley advised that 1450 South is an 80' right-of-way and street trees are required. Council Member Whatcott inquired if the City was prepared to allow a section of 1450 to be unsightly. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the zone change. The motion died for lack of a second. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Allen to approve the zone change subject to placement of street trees and making sure the homes present well to the street and in a uniform manner. If one owner installs a wall, the other must also. Mr. Nicholson commented that if one homeowner constructs a fence, the other should too because the property is on an 80' road. Arturo Del Toro, applicant, commented that a wall was desired to protect children, but he would do this with his own CC&Rs. As far as landscaping, he would do something that fits within the scheme of the area, similar to the project across the street. Small trees are desired, however, because of the view. Mr. Nicholson advised that a 10' landscape strip was also required. Council Member Bunker inquired if the plan was to have the homes face the culdesac. Mr. Del Toro replied that placement of the homes would be up to the owners. He stated he would rather have a 4' landscape strip, as a 10' landscape strip and 4' sidewalk would be too limiting to the property. Council Member Whatcott commented that the project across the street did not have a 10' landscape strip. St. George City Council Minutes January 5, 2006 Page Five Mr. Bradley replied that the project across the street was constructed prior to the ordinance change requiring a 10' strip. He stated that 10' is needed for utility easement access. MOTION: Council Member Allen restated her motion to approve the preliminary plat subject to matching frontages along 1450 Street - either both lots have to have fences, or neither one shall have a fence. Mr. Del Toro requested permission to install a smaller landscape strip. Mayor McArthur replied that the landscape strip had to meet the ordinance. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. An unidentified man commented that if a wall is built, it would have to be set back for sight distance. Mayor McArthur commented that both properties had to have a wall, or neither one could have a wall. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that the City Council could require the wall as part of the subdivision with landscaping in front maintained by CC&Rs. The unidentified man commented that the owner of the lot would be better able to maintain the landscaping. The intent is to have R-1-10 zoning. SUBSTITUTE MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to approve the preliminary plat subject to a 10' landscape strip next to the sidewalk, with the construction of a wall at the discretion of the property owner or developer, but if a wall is built, then the landscaping on the outside of the wall must be maintained. If a wall is built on one lot, a matching wall must be built on the other lot fronting 1450 South. Both lot frontages along 1450 South must match. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Gardner. The unidentified man inquired if the wall and landscaping had to be built now, or when the homes were built. City Manager Gary Esplin replied that some sort of requirement will have to be included on the plat for enforcement of the matching lot frontages. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Allen - no Council Member Bunker - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Gardner - aye The motion carried. The applicant was advised that the landscaping and trees had to be installed when the houses are built. PUBLIC HEARING/PRELIMINARY PLAT: Public hearing to consider approval of a preliminary plat for a six lot family subdivision in an R-1-10 zone located off Indian Hills Drive between Shadow Creek Subdivision and Southwood Meadows Subdivision. Roger Nelson, applicant. Associate Planner Mark Bradley explained that the applicant has been working with the City Engineering Department with regard to mitigation of the river. Lots 3 and 4 have restricted pad areas. The Planning Commission recommended approval subject to hillside review, and grading of the hillside for sight distance and a note on the plat denoting a sight clear zone on Lots 1 and 6. Council Member Gardner inquired if staff was suggesting the applicant have control of taking down the hill on property across the street that does not belong to him. Jay Sandberg replied that the applicant has been working with Gary Carter, the owner of the property on the other side of the road, to trim the hillside for a line of sight. Material taken from the hillside will be placed in a berm to strengthen erosion protection. The applicant has agreed to grant access to the City to maintain the berm. All parties have agreed to take care of the sight distance problem. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the preliminary plat subject to the recommendations of the Planning Commission. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. Mayor McArthur called for a brief break. APPROVE FINAL PLATS: Consider approval of various final subdivision plats. St. George City Council Minutes January 5, 2006 Page Six Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that the Planning Commission recommended approval of the following final plats: A. Bella Terrazza at Sunbrook B. Bella Terrazza 2 at Sunbrook C. Bella Vista at Sunbrook D. The Cliffs of Snow Canyon L E. The Cliffs of Snow Canyon K F. Kachina Cliffs Phase 2 - Entrada at Snow Canyon G. Las Palmas Resort Condominiums II Phase VIII Amended and Extended H. Mirage Estates Phase 4 I. Park Plaza Office Park Phase 2 J. The Pointe at Sunbrook Phase 2 K. Stone Valley Estates L. Sun River St. George Phase 16 M. Villa Bonita Courtyards N. Wailea Falls at Stonebridge Phase 3 Amended and Extended MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the final plats. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AIRPORT LEASE: Consider approval of a non-commercial airport property lease with Myron R. Porter. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that staff and the Airport Board recommend approval. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to approve the lease. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Gardner. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. DISCUSSION RE THE WEST BLACK RIDGE: Discussion regarding the West Black Ridge. Wayne Harper, applicant. Wayne Harper of Development Solutions proposed an R-1-10 subdivision for the top of the West Black Ridge, nicer than a standard subdivision, with 1/3 and ? acre lots. He advised that he wanted to relocate the access in a different location. All requirements for development can be met, as well as hiding the scarring of the old easement. Low level ground lighting will be used for the access. Water and sewer can be made available to the site. He requested a discussion with the City on vacating the existing access easement in exchange for an easement further north. He stated he had done everything requested by the City and addressed all issues. Mayor McArthur commented that traffic would have to empty onto a very narrow street where there is already an existing problem, and inquired if a traffic impact study had been done. Mr. Harper replied that the engineering study was not yet done. Mayor McArthur inquired how the access to Bluff Street would impact the area. Mr. Harper replied that other uses would create more traffic than a single family subdivision. He advised that a 50' easement was given with the property when it was sold in 1963. Council Member Gardner inquired if staff could have copies of the studies which show that utilities could be run in the easement. Mr. Harper replied that he had seen the draft, reviewed it and sent back his comments, and the final version should be available next week. Council Member Gardner inquired about mitigating the scarring on the hillside. Mr. Harper replied that the hillside would be sprayed with gunnite to look like the natural slope material but serve as a retaining wall. The berm will consist of native soil and rocks. There will be no red scar and no exposed red soil. Mr. Harper requested that a meeting be scheduled with staff and the City Council to review technical documents and begin a discussion with regard to density, configuration, etc. before making final decisions. 110 acres is zoned R-1-10, with 200-260 units proposed. The traffic study will be for the number of units proposed. PUBLIC HEARING/RESOLUTION: Public hearing to consider amendments to the 2005/2006 fiscal year budget. City Manager Gary Esplin reviewed the proposed changes. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the resolution. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Bunker - aye St. George City Council Minutes January 5, 2006 Page Seven The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING: Public hearing regarding the intention of the City of St. George, Utah, to issue industrial development revenue bonds to be used to purchase building and manufacturing equipment for the Riverwoods Holdings, LLC, or any related company. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that at the last City Council meeting an inducement resolution was approved to allow this project to move forward and request an allocation of funds from the state. In order to issue the bonds, the law requires a TEFRA hearing to receive public comment on the City?s intention to allow tax free bonds to be issued for industrial development. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing. An unidentified man clarified that the name of the company is Riverwood Mills Inc., not Riverwoods Holdings, LLC. CHANGE ORDER: Consider approval to increase the scope of the contract with French and Associates for design and construction management on The Fields Softball Complex. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that there has been a change in the landscape architect, and permission is needed to use them more than originally anticipated. Leisure Services Director Kent Perkins explained that he met with residents in the Knolls area and came up with solutions to address parking issues as well as pedestrian walkways. A maintenance facility was moved, and a small neighborhood park is being built at the request of the residents. The Fields project will be bid January 15, with the intent to begin construction in March. At this same time road improvements, landscaping, medians, and a water system will be bid. Staff is speaking with contractors all over the western United States and pre-qualifying them in order to broaden the City?s ability to find contractors to bid the project. It is the City?s intent to sod the fields in July or August with a hybrid bermuda and overseed with a winter rye. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that this project is just for the softball field, but the water system will also be used for the soccer complex. Mr. Perkins advised as soon as the project goes out for bid, staff will begin the public process on the rest of the park and hold hearings with the neighbors. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the change order. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. CONTRACT: Consider approval of a professional services contract with Landmark Design for preparation of a comprehensive parks, recreation, trails and arts master plan. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that an update was needed to the City?s parks master plan. Landmark Design has done a lot of planning in Utah and most cities have used them. The amount of the contract is $57,000, and park impact funds can be used for this cost. Leisure Services Director Kent Perkins explained that the arts will be included in the master plan. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to approve the contract. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. CONTRACT: Consider approval of a design contract with Alpha Engineering to design the Dixie Center area roadways. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that another meeting was held with regard to the south interchange overpass, and he recommended moving forward with this second access to the Dixie Center. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the contract. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that there was no reason the road could not be built and in operation by next fall. The plan is to build two lanes now without curb and gutter. METER CHANGE-OUT: Consider approval of a meter change-out proposal. Power System Operations Manager Dennis Jorgensen recommended that the bid be awarded to Team STS in the amount of $142,950 to change out 15,000 electric meters. Water Services Director Barry Barnum recommended that the bid be awarded to Meter Solutions in the amount of $244,109 to retrofit or change out 12,800 water meters. St. George City Council Minutes January 5, 2006 Page Eight MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to approve the award of bids to Meter Solutions in the amount of $244,109 and Team STS in the amount of $142,950. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. RESOLUTION: Consider approval of a resolution condemning property located along the Virgin River at approximately 1000 W. Mulberry Drive in the Bloomington Gardens area for the construction of a flood control berm and public trail. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the resolution. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Bunker - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Consider approval of the minutes of the regular City Council meeting held December 1, 2005. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Allen to approve the minutes as amended. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. Consider approval of the minutes of the regular City Council meeting held December 15, 2005. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to approve the minutes as presented. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. ADJOURN TO EDA MEETING: MOTION: A motion to adjourn to an Economic Development Agency meeting was made by Council Member Allen. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. RECONVENE AND ADJOURN TO EXECUTIVE SESSION: MOTION: A motion to reconvene and adjourn to an executive session to discuss personnel was made by Council Member Gardner. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Bunker - aye Council Member Allen - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. RECONVENE: MOTION: A motion to reconvene was made by Council Member Gardner. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. MISCELLANEOUS: City Manager Gary Esplin recommended hiring another employee in the Airport Division. He advised that the Airport Manager recommends dissolving the Airport Board. Mr. Esplin recommended hiring an employee in the Streets Department to fill the position of an employee serving another tour of duty in Iraq. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that staff would like approval for an emergency purchase requisition to install a traffic signal at 1000 E. Red Hills Parkway. A retreat will be scheduled to discuss affor...


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...t Stoker. Mayor McArthur invited Scout Kenny Richmond from Troop 751 to introduce himself. Wes Peterson introduced Daniel Seegmiller, the American Legion Boy?s State Governor, and they presented a plaque to the Police Chief Marlon Stratton and the Police Department in appreciation for their assistance to the Boy?s State program. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for Kennedy hydrants for the Water Services Department. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen advised this is a sole source purchase from Scholzen Products, the manufacturer?s representative, for Kennedy hydrants. She recommended award to Scholzen Products in the amount of $38,000. A motion was made by Council Member Orton and seconded by Council Member Gardner to award purchase of Kennedy hydrants to Scholzen Products in the amount of $38,000. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen advised that Kennedy is a brand of fire hydrant. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for a four door sport utility vehicle for the Fire Department. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen recommended purchase of a Tahoe sport utility vehicle through the State contract with Young Chevrolet in the amount of $30,382.75. City Manager Gary Esplin advised this vehicle will be for the Assistant Fire Chief and was included in the Department?s budget. A motion was made by Council Member Allen and seconded by Council Member Gardner to award the bid to Young Chevrolet in the amount of $30,517.94, the amended amount. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. UPDATE FROM WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF: Washington County Sheriff Kirk Smith advised that the occupancy rate at the jail is high and he was worried about cuts to the budget which would require the early release of inmates. He advised he was hoping for sufficient money in the corrections budget to keep inmates in jail for the length of their sentences. He advised that ideally he would like more manpower for the Drug Task Force, but it is seeing tremendous results all over the County. ORDINANCE: Consider amendment of the City?s Parking Ordinance 10-8-10 by repealing Subsections ?A? and ?C? thereof. City Manager Gary Esplin explained this amendment was necessary due to a recent court decision that prohibiting vehicles from displaying their vehicles for sale on streets and private property is a violation of free speech. The City will still, however, have opportunities to deal with this issue through zoning or by posting of private property. St. George City Council Minutes January 23, 2003 Page Two A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott and seconded by Council Member Orton to approve the amendment as presented. Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Allen - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. RESOLUTION: Consider approval of a resolution authorizing the execution and delivery of the Utah Water Finance Agency Joint Action Agreement and related matters. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that approval of this resolution will allow the City to enter into an agreement with the Utah Water Finance Agency thereby allowing the City to refund some of its outstanding water revenue bonds. This will help the City save approximately $150,000 on the cost of issuance. Staff recommends approval. A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott and seconded by Council Member Gardner to approve the resolution. Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Orton - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT: Consider approval of an interlocal agreement with the Utah Water Finance Agency to facilitate the refunding of sewer and water bonds. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that this agreement was necessary in order to participate in the refunding program, as explained in the preceding item. A motion was made by Council Member Orton and seconded by Council Member Allen to approve the agreement as presented. City Manager Gary Esplin suggested that any approval be made subject to review by the City Attorney. Council Members Orton and Allen amended their motion to include this provision. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. John Crandall of George K. Baum explained this agreement is for sewer and water refunding bonds, and he will return in February to illustrate what the savings to the City will be. SET PUBLIC HEARINGS: Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held January 14, 2003, recommended that public hearings be scheduled for February 20, 2003 at 5:00 p.m. to consider (a) a zone change from A-20 and A-1 to R-1-10 on 61.792 acres located east of River Road and south of 2450 South, Jerry and Russell Riggs, applicants; (b) a zone change from C-2 to C-3 for .4 acre located at the northeast corner of Tabernacle Street and 800 East intersection, Bill Telford, applicant; (c) an amendment to the Zoning Ordinance to allow public transit shelters to be located within the setback area adjacent to a public street; (d) an amendment to the Zoning Ordinance to clarify and bring it into consistency with other provisions in the ordinance regarding the percentage of lot to be occupied; and (e) an amendment to the Zoning Ordinance to include language to address the location of measurement, overall height of vertical wall, and wall offset where greater height is necessary for rear yard fences adjacent to a public street. A motion was made by Council Member Orton and seconded by Council Member Whatcott to schedule the public hearings as recommended by the Planning Commission. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. St. George City Council Minutes January 23, 2003 Page Three PRELIMINARY PLAT: Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held January 14, 2003, recommended approval of the preliminary plat for Sundown Estates located at 750 North 1275 West subject to the easements shown on the plat, no fence along the creek, and the Engineering Department addressing the purpose of the fence as recommended at the Planning Commission meeting. Brad Griffiths is the applicant. Staff feels that a fence is necessary for safety and to preserve the creek, however, the location of the fence is a concern as enough room must be provided to enable the City to perform maintenance of the wash. The applicant would like to have the creek as part of the lots. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that in the past the City has required developers to give this flood area to the City for flood control purposes. If the developer retains the property as an amenity, he will also be taking on the responsibility to maintain it. This area is a major flood control channel, not a meandering creek, and it is there for a purpose. Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that if the creek area were removed from the lots, the lots would not meet minimum square footage requirements of the zone. City Manager Gary Esplin expressed concern that the developer is using area actually located in the flood channel as square footage in order to get more lots on the property, and this is not an appropriate use. There is also a safety issue, as well as an issue with the fence as enough space is needed in order for City equipment to maintain the flood channel. A motion was made by Council Member Allen to approve the request subject to the stipulation that a fence be required 10' from the bank. The motion died for lack of a second. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised that there is also an option of piping the creek, and then a fence would not be required. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that if a fence is constructed, the two lots will not meet the minimum 20,000 sq. ft. requirement. He suggested that perhaps the applicant should work with staff on a recommendation and arrive at a consensus. Brad Griffiths, applicant, advised that his engineer advises that a fence at the top of the proposed rip rap will allow a 10' setback for the home to be built. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that to his knowledge, the City has never allowed any area inside the City Creek drainage to be counted as part of a residential lot, and the integrity of the storm drain system should be protected. He suggested that perhaps a perpetual easement could be given, but in good faith staff could not recommend the flood channel be allowed to become part of a platted lot because of the concern of maintaining the flood channel and safety issues. Mr. Griffiths advised that the Planning Commission was not in favor of a fence because of property rights, but if an individual lot owner preferred a fence, it would be an option. A motion was made by Council Member Orton and seconded by Council Member Whatcott to table action until more research was performed by staff and the developer. Mayor McArthur called for a vote and all voted aye. The motion carried. PRELIMINARY PLAT: Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held January 14, 2003, recommended approval, on a five to two vote, of the preliminary plat for Cotton Springs Phase I. The Planning Commission was uneasy, however, about discussing the plat because there was no agreement on fees, use of the recreation area, and cross access between the two parties. Staff is concerned that Cotton Manor will have one entrance, and Cotton Springs will have another, and the projects will have different names but the same address. George Badger is the applicant. Council Member Whatcott commented he struggled with approval of the plat as there is one private street accessing another private street, and no approval from the other project that the new project may access their community. St. George City Council Minutes January 23, 2003 Page Four City Attorney Shawn Guzman commented it was his understanding that the rights-of-way to access the private streets fall in line with the original PD. The PD was approved with this configuration of roadways. City Manager Gary Esplin inquired if the other homeowners association would have the right to close off any streets. City Attorney Shawn Guzman replied that they would have to get approval to do so, but it probably would not be allowed for public safety reasons, and the PD plan shows the roads as being open. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson advised if the roads were gated, a PD amendment and public hearing would be required. City Attorney Shawn Guzman explained that the other homeowner?s association has not even begun that process. He explained he met with both parties and thought at the time that the matter was moving in a positive direction, but he has not heard from them since. The other PD has not tried to amend their PD, and the applicant is not doing anything which is not in harmony with what was approved before. The two projects simply cannot agree on how to share the amenities, and perhaps the City should consider this case in the future in phasing-in any PD, knowing that in the future phases could fall into the hands of a different property owner. Council Member Whatcott commented that it appeared the first one to file the preliminary plat or amended plat wins. City Attorney Shawn Guzman explained that in a typical PD there would not be two different property owners with competing phases. Council Member Whatcott commented that in the last hearing the Council was told it was not the time to discuss the pros and cons. Now that the preliminary plat is being considered the Council is being told that it cannot deny approval. City Attorney Shawn Guzman explained the question is whether the City can hold up the process because private parties cannot agree on joining the homeowners associations. It is staff?s belief that this is a private issue and there is no reason to hold up the project as it is in harmony with what was previously approved. City Manager Gary Esplin inquired if the applicant had to show how it was going to deal with the homeowners association. Associate Planner Mark Bradley explained that this would be shown at the time of the final plat. The CC&Rs would not be reviewed until the final plat is reviewed. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that in this case the City Council could place a stipulation that before final plat approval there must be an understanding with regard to how the homeowners association will be dealt with as far as the platting process. All the City is doing tonight is approving a plan which was already approved before. Council Member Whatcott commented that whoever files first wins, and this now puts a burden on the other association to prove why they want to block off streets. Council Member Gardner commented that the City would say no to blocking off streets, no matter who asked, and the real issue is access to the utilities through private property. He inquired if the City would have public easements or utilities in private streets. City Manager Gary Esplin replied that the City did so in every PD in town. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised it was his recommendation that the preliminary plat be approved. He commented that while he understood Council Member Whatcott?s point, on the flip side the original association, by not allowing the applicant to join their association, could hold them up indefinitely. The City would prefer that the associations work together, but apparently this has not occurred. Mayor McArthur inquired if any conditions could be put on the approval. City Manager Gary Esplin replied only if the City Council wanted to tell staff how to handle the homeowners association before the final plat was approved. St. George City Council Minutes January 23, 2003 Page Five A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Allen to approve the preliminary plat with the stipulation that the City see the arrangements made with regard to the homeowners association. City Attorney Shawn Guzman inquired if the City Council wanted staff to come back with a report on the homeowner association status. He was advised that this was what the City Council wanted. Gary Kuhlmann, representing the applicant, expressed concern that the City Council was involving itself with private contract rights. He advised that his client has met every requirement placed by the City and to now place another requirement is not right nor legal. He advised that City Council approval of the preliminary plat would not allow buyers of homes in his client?s project the right to use private streets belonging to the adjacent PD. This would be policed by the other association and is not a proper mechanism of the plat approval process. If the other association, by refusing to talk to his client about joining associations is an effort to force the City Council into not approving his client?s development, then he may have no choice but to proceed on a property rights issue. Council Member Gardner clarified that neither he nor his motion inferred that Mr. Kuhlmann?s client be forced to work with the other association, as his motion provided the option of forming a separate association or working with the other association, and it in no way takes away any property rights. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that the proposed Subdivision Ordinance will be presented at the next Planning Commission meeting, and the City could invoke the pending ordinance doctrine which would require any plat or subdivision to present its association plans. The Mayor will be the last person to sign plats under the new ordinance, and all the City would be doing is asking how the homeowners association is going to be handled before the final plat is signed. The City is not delaying the project, as all it is doing is asking to see how it will be handled. Council Member Gardner commented that his motion would stand. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Whatcott - nay The motion carried. FINAL PLATS: Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held January 14, 2003, recommended approval of the following final plats: A. Lexington Hills Townhomes Phase 3. Brent Goodwin is the agent. B. The Springs Estates Subdivision Phase 4. Paul Jensen is the applicant. C. The Springs Estates Subdivision Phase 5. Paul Jensen is the applicant. D. Blackrock Condominiums at Stonebridge Phase 3. Brian McMullin is the agent. E. Sandstone Shadow Phase 3. Reid Pope is the agent. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Orton to approve the final plats and authorize the Mayor to sign them. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/AMEND ZONING ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider amending the Zoning Ordinance to add a new Chapter 14A Residential Conservation Zone. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that the purpose of the R-1 Conservation Zone is to preserve the character of existing low density neighborhoods, to recognize what is in place, and establish legal non-conforming uses. Any permitted use allowed in a single family zone will be a permitted use. Vacant property can be used for single family homes. The proposed ordinance effectively down-zones property from multi-family back to R-1 for any new development, but does not characterize St. George City Council Minutes January 23, 2003 Page Six existing multi-family uses as non-conforming. If a home is damaged or destroyed, it can be replaced at the same density as existed when the ordinance was applied. Approval of this ordinance will create a new chapter in the Zoning Ordinance. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing. A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott and seconded by Council Member Orton to approve the ordinance with the changes suggested by Mr. Nicholson. Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Gardner - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider a zone change from R-3 to R-1 Conservation Zone for a block located between 300 and 400 South and 400 and 500 East (Plat B, Block 30). Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that the City was in possession of an application for the zone change signed by residents of this block. Passage of this ordinance would prevent a single family home from being converted to a duplex. There is no vacant land within this block. The zone change is supported by the neighborhood. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. Dottie Larson explained that she is excited about the zone change, and to her knowledge there has not been any opposition to the proposed zone change. Doug Alder commented he fully supported the zone change. There being no further public comment, Mayor McArthur closed the public hearing. A motion to approve the zone change was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Allen. Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. Mayor McArthur invited several Scouts from Troop 404 to introduce themselves. REPORT FROM BOARD OF EQUALIZATION FOR SID 99-3: Report from the Board of Equalization for Special Improvement District 99-3 (Little Valley). City Manager Gary Esplin advised that the report has been sent to the property owners within the SID, and in order to proceed with creation of the district, the Council must approve the report, make changes to it, or table it. Mayor McArthur advised that the appropriate public hearings have been held, the City has received many letters and comments on the project, and has met many times on this item. A considerable amount of money has also been put into this project by the City. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that normally the assessment ordinance would be adopted at the time of the report from the Board of Equalization, but because the City Council has chosen to offer a reduction in assessments to property owners with 1.75 acres or more and who will not develop in the future, agreements must be entered into and bond counsel is requiring all the agreements to be in place before the assessment ordinance is adopted. If the agreements are not all signed, the assessments may have to be amended. St. George City Council Minutes January 23, 2003 Page Seven Mayor McArthur explained that those who have parcels of property larger than 1.75 acres will be given an opportunity to sign an agreement not to develop their property in exchange for a reduced assessment. City Manager Gary Esplin suggested that a time frame be agreed upon, as interest is accruing on the bonds. He suggested 30 days. For those who still disagree with the assessment, they have the option to litigate. Mayor McArthur clarified that any appeal after this time would be through the courts. Glen Bundy commented from the audience that he asked for an audit but has not yet been given the information. City Manager Gary Esplin replied it was never the City?s intention to have Mr. Bundy perform an audit, as he asked if he could do so. The City has produced all the requested information per G.R.A.M.A. guidelines, but Mr. Bundy has not picked up the information. He has had every opportunity to speak at numerous public hearings. The Board of Equalization has made its recommendations and did the best job it could. It is now time to move forward. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised that the information Mr. Bundy requested has been available in the City Recorder?s Officer and is ready to pick up, but Mr. Bundy has not picked it up because he is questioning the copy costs. Mr. Bundy questioned from the audience if the project was complete. He was advised that it was. He disagreed. Mayor McArthur advised that this was not a public hearing and input from the audience would not be taken. A motion to accept the Board of Equalization?s report was made by Council Member Orton and seconded by Council Member Whatcott. Council Member Orton amended his motion to include the provision that agreements with those affected in SID 99-3 would have to be executed within 30 days, or the assessment would return to the original amount. Council Member Whatcott agreed with the amendment to the motion. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. REQUEST TO USE PARKING LOT: Consider a request to use the City parking lot near the Doctor?s Free Clinic for a ?Seniors Helping Seniors? program. Jeff Stone, applicant, advised that ?Seniors Helping Seniors? is a newly formed non-profit corporation whose purpose is to receive medical rehabilitation items such as wheelchairs, walkers, crutches and canes from people who no longer need them, restore and sanitize them and then loan them out free of charge to anyone who needs them, much like checking out a book from the library. The preferred location for the 9' x 12' modular building with vinyl exterior is in the parking lot owned by the City near the Doctor?s Free Clinic. The building will be manned by volunteers. There will be one 15" sign. The location is temporary until they can move permanently into the new Senior Citizens Center in approximately one year. There will be no outside storage of materials. Darwin Whittaker, applicant, advised that a community partnership has been established with Deseret Industries to solve warehousing problems. Council Member Whatcott advised he would prefer to see the building located at the back of the parking lot rather than in the middle of it. Council Member Gardner concurred. Mr. Stone replied that they would prefer to see the building located out front where it would be a visible reminder to donate, but he would locate it wherever the Council preferred. A motion was made by Council Member Orton and seconded by Council Member Gardner to approve location of the temporary building in the parking lot at the Doctors Free Clinic, with staff making the decision where the building should be located. St. George City Council Minutes January 23, 2003 Page Eight Council Member Whatcott commented that even though staff probably understands what the Council wants, he was not comfortable with that recommendation as it might be setting a precedent. Council Member Orton clarified his motion to include the provisions that the building be located in the back portion of the parking lot and that the situation be reviewed in six months. Council Member Gardner agreed with these clarifications. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. REQUEST TO USE PARK: Consider approval of a request to use the J. C. Snow Park for a commercial activity. Rebels 4x4 Club, applicant. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the Rebels 4x4 Club would like to hold a ?Show and Shine? activity in the J. C. Snow Park on February 15 and sell merchandise. Staff has reviewed the request and recommends approval subject to making sure the City?s Risk Manager is satisfied with the insurance arrangements. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Allen to approve the request subject to the Risk Manager being satisfied with the insurance arrangements. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. LANDSCAPING PROJECT AT CITY OFFICE: Consider approval of the landscaping project for the City Office. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the City wishes to set an example in its landscaping to encourage conservation of water, and other changes will include providing new parking spaces in front of the building and other changes for handicapped parking. Council Member Orton inquired what portion of the $156,000 cost would be for landscaping. City Manager Gary Esplin replied he was not sure, but guessed around $100,000. Council Member Whatcott commented that while he was 100% in agreement with conservation, he was not sure about the example the City was setting by paying an exorbitant amount of money to re-landscape the City Office. He commented that by saving $1000 a year in water costs, it will take 156 years to recoup the cost of the landscaping, and this may not be an efficient use of funds. He inquired if there had been any effort made to partner with local landscaping companies, or ask for their input, or if alternative approaches or designs had been considered. He commented he felt $156,000 was a lot of money to spend on landscaping. City Manager Gary Esplin replied that this issue had been discussed with the Council several times, and the recommendation to re-landscape the City Office came from the Water and Power Board about two years ago. It was their feeling that the City should set an example for low water use landscaping. Staff has attempted to show alternatives similar to those in the conservation garden. If the Council desires, the landscaping can be left as is, but if it is going to be changed this year, it must be done soon. Ira Hodges did the original plan. Staff is open to suggestions and comments and can do whatever the Council would like. Council Member Orton commented that although he did not know if this was the right plan or the right time to do it, the City needed to make a statement that residents can beautify their property without extensive water use. Council Member Whatcott commented that he was not opposed to a change, but there had been no alternatives presented. Council Member Gardner commented that several alternatives have been presented. Council Member Whatcott replied that what has been presented has been done in- house. City Manager Gary Esplin stated he did not know if a landscape architect could do a better job than what has been proposed, and there are only a few in St. George to choose from. St. George City Council Minutes January 23, 2003 Page Nine Mayor McArthur commented he felt the Council would be remiss not to move on the landscaping project realizing that the City must be accountable to the public for the money it spends while trying to set an example for low water use landscaping. Council Member Gardner inquired if there were an option to minimize costs. City Manager Gary Esplin replied that the project could be phased in. He suggested the matter could be tabled for two weeks in order to give staff time to come back with exact costs and possible ways to reduce the cost. Council Member Allen commented she would also like a breakdown on costs for labor and materials City Manager Gary Esplin commented that the City Council gave staff a directive to design a landscape plan for the City Office. A landscape architect can be hired, if desired, but staff thought they were following what was instructed by the Council. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to table the matter for two weeks. The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Consider approval of the minutes of the regular City Council meeting held December 19, 2002. A motion was made by Council Member Orton and seconded by...


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...tivities that would be held during Heritage Week to celebrate St. George?s 145th birthday. RESOLUTION: Consider approval of a matching conservation grant resolution. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that approval of this resolution will help citizens replace appliances that are not energy efficient. This is a combined project with the Washington County Water Conservancy District. The grant will match the funds contributed by the City. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the resolution. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Bunker - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that the grant is through the Bureau of Reclamation. RESOLUTION: Consider approval of a SCADA upgrade matching grant resolution. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the grant will help the city upgrade the SCADA system. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to approve the resolution. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. St. George City Council Minutes January 4, 2007 Page Two VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote as follows: Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Bunker - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Gardner - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. Conservation Coordinator Ren? Fleming explained that the appliance replacement program would be advertised to the public on the City?s web site, through utility mailers, and through the Spectrum and KCSG. The City has had a great response with its toilet replacement program and has provided $100 each for replacement of 240 toilets. The appliance program will be opened up to residential and commercial users to encompass more of the customer base. MOBILE CATERING LICENSE: Consider approval of a mobile catering license for Betty?s Fast Catering Service. Juan R. Ramos, applicant. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the application has been reviewed by staff. The route is located in the Washington Fields area and Sun River. Staff recommends approval. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to approve the license. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT: Consider approval of a conditional use permit for additional office building height at 400 North Bluff Street. Ellsworth Paulsen Construction/Cameron Gunter, applicant. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that this matter was tabled at the last City Council meeting. He stated that the request is for a height variance of less than five feet. This will not increase the floor area of the building nor increase parking requirements nor affect access requirements. At the last meeting the City Council asked for additional renderings and a visual presentation. Cameron Gunter, applicant, explained that they have additional renderings of four sides of the building. They also did a plan changing the architecture of the building, but they would prefer not to use this plan. They are evaluating removing a couple of rows of block to gradually slope the landscaping to make the block wall less visible. He then showed renderings of the building and site. Council Member Whatcott inquired if it would be possible to tier the wall. Mr. Gunter replied that there was not space to tier it because of the parking plan. Council Member Whatcott inquired if the City had the ability to enforce new wall standards since the property had not been built on. Planner Ray Snyder replied that the City has a rock wall ordinance which limits the height of rock walls. The Zoning Ordinance also has height limitations. However, this wall is an existing non-conforming wall. If the applicant were to tier the wall, this would affect the parking in the front and they would not be able to meet parking requirements and would have to redesign the building with less square footage. St. George City Council Minutes January 4, 2007 Page Three City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised that the wall was built prior to the ordinance. If the applicant wanted to raise the wall, the City could deny the request, but cannot require the applicant to lower it. He inquired of the applicant if the wall was built outside of the public utility easement, or on it. He commented that the wall would be grandfathered in if it was legally conforming at the time it was built, but if it was built on the easement, this would affect whether the wall was grandfathered or not. Mr. Gunter replied that he has met with staff several times and this never came up. He stated he thought the wall was not built on the easement. Barbara Holt commented that she visited with Gil Almquist, who built the wall, and he suggested that plants trellis down from the top of the wall as well as having trees come up from the bottom. Mr. Gunter explained that the alternate plan shows that the coins on the side of the building have been removed, the dormesr were changed, and the deck in front was reduced in size, but their preference is to build the original plan. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that traffic is not the issue and has to be dealt with by engineering staff and UDOT. Traffic is not part of the conditional use permit. From a legal standpoint traffic can have no bearing on the decision, but the City Council can request to see the final recommendations on traffic at a later date. Council Member Gardner commented that the applicant could reduce the roof height by two feet and lower the building three feet into the ground to meet the ordinance. Thales Derrick commented that the traffic issue still exists. He stated that putting the right thing in the wrong place did not make it right for the community. He stated that a cupola would stick out like a sore thumb and adding that to the building might not be in the best interests of the entire design. He stated that lowering the roof line and removing the dormers would result in a more traditional look and would be better for the community and site. He stated he hoped the traffic issues would be addressed, and that the Council would make the best decision for the applicant and residents. Mayor McArthur commented that no matter what is built on the property, traffic will be a concern. Mr. Gunter commented that the cupola does not count in the height calculations. Planner Ray Snyder commented that steeples for church buildings are considered incidental and they have not been considered as part of the height. Council Member Allen commented that the height of church steeples has always been considered. Council Member Whatcott agreed. Planner Ray Snyder advised that he stood corrected after checking the code, and that steeples and cupolas are subject to conditional use permits. Mr. Gunter clarified that the height of the building is 66" to the top of the point. Council Member Whatcott commented that the reason the building is so imposing is because it is 66' in height and is being built on top of a diamond block wall. There would be no problem if the building was at road level. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised that the City Council can take this fact into consideration. Barbara Holt stated that the President of the Chamber of Commerce said the building fit beautifully and the proposed location is the best place to put it. MOTION: A motion to deny the request was made by Council Member Orton. St. George City Council Minutes January 4, 2007 Page Four SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Bunker - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Gardner - no The motion carried. Mayor McArthur announced that the Cottam issue on River Road is not on the agenda because the traffic information had not been received. DETERMINE USES IN OPEN SPACE ZONE Determine allowed uses in the Open Space Zone. Gary Kuhlmann, representing the applicants Delray and Connie Jackson and the Reignmaker Equestrian Center, explained that they would like to appeal a determination made by the Planning Commission. The subject property is located south of the Christensen Park in Bloomington. The Jacksons have been operating an arena and have kept horses on the property for 12 years. About a year ago they began to improve the property and brought in more facilities and animals. At that time the City red-tagged the operation. The issue is whether the Jacksons can do what they are doing in the Open Space zone and within the flood plain. The property is about 30 acres with the entrance on the west side of the park. The applicants have obtained a floodway permit, but the red tag was not lifted because of an interpretation that commercial activities are not allowed in the Open Space zone. The Planning Commission determined that this use is not allowed in the Open Space zone, not whether a commercial activity is allowed. An ACE proceeding was also commenced based on nuisances such as dust, noise, lights, odors and flies. The ACE judge made a finding that a nuisance existed with regard to odors and flies, but nothing else. He stated that if a use is permitted, it still can cause a nuisance, and the applicant do not want permission to cause a nuisance. They would like a determination as to whether their use is an allowed use, and if so, operational restrictions can be made to assure the nuisances do not occur. He then showed photos of the site. The site is set up to house 60 horses but the applicants would like to have 80. Under the Open Space zone four animals per acre are allowed. This would allow the Jacksons to have 120 horses. The zoning ordinance says that as far as permitted uses in the Open Space zone, commercial activities are prohibited. According to the ordinance, the applicants could keep 240 cows on their property, but this would be a commercial operation as the applicants would not produce that many animals for their own consumption. There are also other commercial activities in Open Space zones such as the Red Hills Golf Course as a private person operates the clubhouse and concessions and makes money. This is also true of the Southgate Golf Course and the St. George Golf Course. The Jacksons are doing private recreation which is allowed. They plan to plant pasture, gravel roads and parking, install white vinyl fencing around the property, install sprinkling systems in the arena to keep the dust down and make a first rate facility. The flood left a lot of silt in the entire area and it does not work well for horses and the applicants have been trying to deal with it. However, when the wind blows, it blows the silt, whether on horse property or not. There are also ATV users who operate illegally in the area and tear up the river beds. The ACE judge found that this facility was not responsible for the increase in dust due to ATV riders and trucks going to the sewer plant and due to the wind. The Jacksons keep the property clean and do what they can to alleviate any impacts. The closest stall is 558' away from the closest home, and the ordinance requires only a 100' separation. The facility is used by 4H, Dixie High FFA, elementary schools, and even has been visited by a delegation from Ibigawa, Japan. He inquired if this kind of facility is not allowed in the Open Space zone, where it would be allowed. Council Member Whatcott commented that the horses have infringed upon the neighborhood. St. George City Council Minutes January 4, 2007 Page Five Mr. Kuhlmann replied that the horses have been there for 12 years, and before that cattle were run on that same ground. The ground upon which the subdivision was built used to be a feedyard. Council Member Orton inquired how building permits were obtained to build the barn, etc. Mr. Kuhlmann replied that a building permit is not required for a barn as it is an agriculture use. The City red tagged it but state law allows it to be built without a permit, so the red tag was lifted. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised that the Open Space zone does allow corrals and incidental structures. Mr. Kuhlmann replied that only fences, gravel, pasture and sprinklers will be built within the floodway. City ordinance allows a private recreation facility within an Open Space zone. He inquired if the use is allowed or not, and if not, where it would be allowed within the City. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised that the purpose of the Open Space zone is to protect the natural and scenic resources of the City. There are zones within the City which permit horses. He stated that boarding horses and providing riding lessons is a commercial activity. He stated that permitted uses within the Open Space zone allow grazing, public and private recreation facilities, parks, raising of crops, gardening, etc. Conditional uses include an airport, animals, cemeteries, golf courses, mineral and dirt extraction, utilities, schools, churches and public buildings. Commercial feed lot operations are not permitted, and the intent is not to have commercial operations. The Jacksons are able to keep horses that they own. He stated the Planning Commission determined that a public or private recreation facility is for the owner?s use only. Mayor McArthur advised that this was not a public hearing and public comment would not be taken. Council Member Bunker advised she agreed with the Planning Commission that the operation was not a permitted use and the type of business is not conducive to a neighborhood or city park and negatively impacts the area. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to deny the request. The motion died for lack of a second. Council Member Gardner commented it appeared to him that most of the concern is about nuisance issues, and if these issues are dealt with the use is appropriate. Council Member Bunker advised that most of the concerns expressed at the Planning Commission meeting dealt with noise, smells and flies. Council Member Allen inquired if concerns were expressed about parking or traffic. Council Member Bunker replied that there were none. Council Member Orton commented that he has horses but he agreed with Council Member Bunker. Washington County provides a great equestrian facility. He stated the homes were there before the commercial operation. Mr. Kuhlmann advised that comments at the Planning Commission meeting were about nuisances, not use issues. The ACE judge said the facility was a benefit to the community and that it was a legal and lawful use. He stated the applicants would like the City Council to make a determination if a commercial use is allowed in an Open Space zone, and if this is a private recreational facility or not, and if not, why. St. George City Council Minutes January 4, 2007 Page Six City Attorney Shawn Guzman clarified that nuisances were considered by the ACE judge, and it is not his purview to make determinations on whether the zone is appropriate for the use. The issue is if this use is allowed in this instance, then it is appropriate in every open space zone. Staff has made a determination that the use is not appropriate. Deputy City Attorney Paula Houston advised that the Planning Commission discussed the nuisance and complaints and also talked about commercial use and different types of uses that could be considered commercial. This, in their opinion, is a commercial use and does not fall under the definition of private or public recreation facility and is more in line with a big commercial activity. City Attorney Shawn Guzman stated that legal staff agrees with the Planning Commission?s interpretation. Council Member Allen commented that if this had been presented to the neighborhood during the planning stage, it may have been accepted. She inquired if the facility served mostly neighborhood kids or kids throughout the county. Council Member Orton commented that if this facility is permitted, it will have to be permitted in any Open Space zone and there could be hundreds of similar commercial operations. Council Member Gardner commented that in reality the City owned most of the open space up and down the river. Council Member Orton replied that on his side of the river all the open space is owned by individuals and there could be 25 commercial operations there. The open space across from the Bloomington Park is owned by one individual, and this would mean he could have 60-80 horses there. Council Member Gardner commented that if you took the commercial aspect out of it, zoning allows four horses per acre. Most of the open space areas up and down the river are in the flood plain and the City controls them. City Manager Gary Esplin stated that open space along the river by The Springs is privately owned on both sides of the river, as well as other places throughout the City. People are still able to use the open space behind their homes for personal use, but the applicant has gone beyond this when he changed the use to commercial. Council Member Allen inquired if a business license were required. City Attorney Shawn Guzman replied that the City would not issue a business license because the business is being conducted illegally. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson advised that Open Space makes up 25%-30% of the area of the City. City Manager Gary Esplin stated that staff?s concern is that if it is allowed here, it will happen in other places. MOTION: A motion to table the matter until the next meeting was made by Council Member Allen. SECOND The motion was seconded by Council Member Gardner. Gary Kuhlmann advised that he would be out of state on January 18, and requested the matter be continued until the first meeting in February. He also requested a public hearing. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that any public hearing should be on the issue of commercial uses in Open Space zones. St. George City Council Minutes January 4, 2007 Page Seven Council Member Gardner suggested that the City declare uses in the Open Space zones as conditional uses so the City can decide if the use fits or not and the applicant can present whether or not this use in this setting makes sense, and then deal with the nuisances and inconvenience to the neighbors while allowing an opportunity for those who want to use the facility. Council Member Allen advised that the Land Use Act now prevents a city from making a determination on conditional uses in that manner. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson advised the issue is not if horses are allowed. If the applicant?s line of thought is followed, what would prevent a private recreation facility to consist of a go cart track or driving range with lights or batting cages. This is not the intention of the Open Space zone and the Planning Commission understood that and that is why they made the determination that this use did not fit within the definition of a private recreation facility. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote as follows: Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Bunker - no Council Member Whatcott - no The motion carried. Mayor McArthur advised that the matter would be scheduled for the February 1 City Council meeting and would not be a public hearing. Council Member Gardner commented he thought he seconded a motion to set a public hearing. Council Member Allen replied that her motion was simply to table the matter. Mayor McArthur announced that the Cottam issue on River Road was not on the agenda and will be scheduled when all necessary information is received. He then called for a five minute break. Upon conclusion of the break the meeting resumed. PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider a zone change from R-1-10 to PD Residential on 2.24 acres for Wailea Falls Phase 4 located west of Dixie Drive and north of the Santa Clara River. Brian McMullen, applicant. Jay Sandberg reviewed pictures of the site. He advised that Phases 1 through 4have already been approved, with Phases 1 through 3 already built. The applicant would like to add 2.24 acres to Phase 4. 106 units have been approved thus far, and the addition of 2.24 acres would add six units. The overall density of the project will not change. The City Council tabled this project in December because it wanted to look at an affordable housing component, however the developer has asked that the matter be moved forward for consideration feeling the increase in units was insignificant. Additionally, by adding the acreage to the project, the density of the project was decreased slightly. There is concern in the neighborhood about the number of units accessing one street. The applicant proposes to improve the frontage when the road is developed, but there are no immediate plans to develop it now. However, it is a prescriptive right of way and can be used as emergency access, and no second access is planned as part of this project. There is an area that can be used as a turnaround, and eventually it will be a good second access to the development. 112 homes access the development on one road. The applicants are using tuning fork accesses to the units. Staff encourages the developer to meet with the neighborhood and resolve outstanding issues with regard to landscaping, etc. St. George City Council Minutes January 4, 2007 Page Eight Rick Rosenberg, representing Stonebridge Development, explained that Wailea is a gated community and another gate is planned as part of Phase 4. The overall project density does not increase but there will be an additional six units. The applicant will also install fairly extensive rip rap as well as improve access to the City?s maintenance facility. Council Member Whatcott advised that he has received e-mails from residents concerned about the mound of dirt which is accruing. He stated that it should be cleaned up now. Mr. Rosenberg replied that the dirt has been stockpiled for use as fill material against the ledge. If the City desires, the applicant can get a permit and move the dirt immediately. The dirt has been generated from the first phases, knowing that it would be needed in later phases. He advised that the applicant will install street improvements on the City side with a turnaround and gate. City Manager Gary Esplin inquired about the ownership of the prescriptive easement for the portion which runs through Santa Clara, as the City must have access for emergency vehicles. Mr. Rosenberg replied that he would meet with the city attorneys and see if legal documents need to be drawn up or if there are rights under the prescriptive easement. He explained that the applicant has used some of the TND design standards. The units have rear-loaded garages. All roads will be built with this phase. Mayor McArthur advised that some of the residents are concerned that their rock walls are not high enough, and some yards are bare with just dirt. Mr. Rosenberg replied that Brian McMullin, the applicant, is present. He has spoken to several of the concerned residents and is willing to meet with them on site. Brian McMullin, applicant, stated they are concerned about allowing residents to walk directly to the golf course, therefore he does not want to create flat areas. He stated that he could build the rock walls higher, but he did not want to fill in dips that would allow people to walk to the golf course. City Manager Gary Esplin stated that staff?s biggest concern is the disturbance of areas which will not be immediately built upon which would create an eyesore. Mr. McMullin advised that the mound of dirt would be moved. Mayor McArthur stated he hoped the applicant would not tear up any more lava rock than necessary. Mr. McMullin advised that he would not have to tear up additional lava rock as there would not be a construction access. Construction trucks will use Claude Drive. Mayor McArthur presented letters received from the Batemans and Youngs for the record. He then opened the public hearing. Jim Robertson commented he would be thrilled with a second access. He stated he hoped the applicant could move the dirt without going through the development. He stated that junk rock has been left which looks terrible, and the landscaping should be more uniform with lava rock. He suggested the landscaping at the entrance of the project be improved and extended. Linda Davis expressed concern about the narrow road in the project and stated that if cars were parked on both sides of the street there would be no room for a fire truck to get through. She expressed concern that due to use of the tuning forks, cars would park on the narrow street rather than in the shared driveways. St. George City Council Minutes January 4, 2007 Page Nine Al Croitz commented that without a road to use, a second access would be useless. He expressed concern that there was no walking gate to access the mailboxes. City Manager Gary Esplin replied that only one half of the road will be built - the half that is in St. George, but it will be accessible. He advised that street issues within the project should be handled by the homeowners association as they are private streets. He stated when the project was first developed there was discussion about a second access, and the developer guaranteed the City there would be a second access. Linda Davis commented that they have e-mailed and phoned the developer but he has refused to meet with the residents, and this is why they are hesitant to approve further development and allow more unsuspecting people to have to deal with the same issues. There being no further public comment, Mayor McArthur closed the public hearing. Mr. Rosenberg commented that the dirt pile can be moved the back way without going through the project. The construction entrance will be the back door so that no cement trucks or heavy equipment are moved through the existing private streets. The tuning fork driveways will not accommodate parking as parking is not allowed on shared driveways, but he will try and pick up a few additional parking spaces within the project. The second access will be improved with gravel. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that the portion of road within Santa Clara will need to be passable and this will be noted on the plat. Staff recommends this in order to accommodate fire trucks and other emergency vehicles. The road will have to be graded and maintained. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the zone change, commenting that all issues will be addressed in the preliminary plat approval process. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Bunker - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider a zone change from Open Space and Mining and Grazing to PD Residential and PD Commercial on 516 acres around the future Atkinville Interchange on I-15 (Milepost 2). SITLA, applicant. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that the applicant would like approval for basic uses and general design standards for residential commercial development. When the development comes forward with detailed plans for a specific site, they will have elevation drawings. They request PD commercial zoning with C-2 uses. They have provided a streetscape and landscape plan, a phasing plan, circulation plan, description of architectural standards, and list of uses. The Planning Commission recommends approval. Ric McBriar, representing SITLA, explained that an enormous amount of work has gone into planning the interchange and southern corridor and land use plan. Rules have been laid out that can be given to developers. SITLA has been working with UDOT and the City on a lot of issues from planning and zoning to funding. The Trust will contribute $13 million for the interchange and southern corridor, and for the right-of-way and building of a new River Road to connect to the new interchange. They are also working to resolve St. George City Council Minutes January 4, 2007 Page Ten hillside and grading issues. A new visitor?s center is planned. They have worked hard on the alignment of the southern corridor to get it off the hills. Gary Wood, planner, advised that he has been working with the Trust on the master planning of the South Block. The first submittal was the general plan amendment which set the stage to complete this second phase - the zoning plan. The documents presented to the Mayor and City Council represent modifications made in response to Planning Commission recommendations. The land use plan is the same as the general plan. The Planning Commission recommended that everything be a PD zone but concluded some C-2 uses were not appropriate. The phasing plan is infrastructure driven. The trail plan will cross the interchange, and will be signaled at crossings. Vehicle circulation provides an opportunity to get back to a signal from anywhere in the development. He advised that he worked closely with staff on the access management plan but one of the problems is to establish where the access points are. A triangle of property is owned by Sun River and is zoned PD, and he has extended that same category of PD mixed use into the balance of property bounded by Sun River. There is concern what this property will look like, but SITLA does not own the property. The joint Sun River and SITLA property will be developed concurrently and issues of the site plan will be dealt with at that point. He advised that he has done what he can to address Sun River concerns. The maximum density is 16 units per acre averaged. The RV park is intended to be geared to visitors and will be located next to the RV storage area which is part of the Sun River PD zone. He reviewed key architectural design details and advised that there will be an architectural and site plan review for everything. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that road widths have been established through Sun River and the access point has been determined by studies as well as signals, which are conceptual at this time. The placement of traffic lights will be based on traffic studies based on build-out of the entire South Block. Council Member Bunker inquired if the truck stop could be moved to the east side of the interchange to be hidden from the I-15 and for circulation reasons. Gary Wood commented the truck stop has to be located to optimize truck access in and out, and is located on the least visible piece of property. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. Darcy Stewart, representing Sun River Development and as President of the Sun River HOA, commented that he has been working with SITLA for years and they have done a good job of meeting with residents. He expressed concern with the residential component of the proposed plan for the west side of the freeway called the multi-family portion and suggested and encouraged SITLA to make it age-restricted. He stated he felt this would be a better choice than young families. In area which Sun River owns, they are also encouraging that area to be age-restricted as well. He suggested keeping a majority of the development on the west side of the freeway as age-restricted to make better neighbors. He expressed concern with the RV park. He stated he understood that the western corridor alignment had not been voted on and would not be for some time. He stressed that communication was important with regard to the western corridor. He urged approval of the zone change. Ken Long commented that he represented 50 homeowners in Sun River and loved the plan. He expressed concern about the mixed use and RV Park and wanted to see the RV park moved elsewhere. He stated he could support the plan if a landscaping berm is installed between Sun River and the new development. David Patten commented that unless a lot of property is taken, the western corridor will have a narrow section through Sun River. He requested consideration of alternate routes. He requested consideration to make the multi-family area age-restricted, and when a park is built, that it be a real park and not a baseball diamond. Wayne Connors requested a berm to block the RV park. St. George City Council Minutes January 4, 2007 Page Eleven Steve Hanpicker expressed concern with the western corridor, and requested age-restricted communities on the west side of the freeway. He expressed concern with setbacks and heights and the truckstop, but stated he was generally in favor of the zone change. Fred Brown expressed concern about the western corridor and the definition of light industrial. He suggested that stop lights be installed ahead of time to stop construction traffic from traveling too fast. He suggested that the RV park be made a high class park, with rental limited to one week or less. There being no further public comment, Mayor McArthur closed the public hearing. Gary Wood advised that the RV park will be located next to the Sun River RV storage area, and there will be a screening wall and berm. The park planned to be built will not be for active sports activities and there will not be any field. The mixed use area has a 25 setback on the west side, with 116' of separation. The east side setback will have a 10' wide trail. The landscaping along the trail corridor along the east side of Arrowhead Canyon will be a key design feature and will be done with the first site plan for that area. Light industrial is defined by the City?s zoning ordinance, and will be limited to offices and kinds of uses with totally internalized activities. Stop lights will be installed when warranted. MOTION: A motion to approve the zone change was made by Council Member Gardner subject to the RV park examples. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Bunker - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson inquired if age restrictions on the west side was part of the motion. Council Member Gardner clarified that it was not, and that this would be dealt with when the development comes in for approval. Council Member Orton left the stand. PUBLIC HEARING/AMEND CITY CODE/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider amendments to Chapter 17, Title 10, St. George City Code, to set general standards for the consideration of conditional uses. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson advised that the amendments are proposed in response to state law changes which occurred a year and a half ago. Cities now have to set forth standards for conditional uses, and if the applicant can meet them, their request shall be approved. He then reviewed the proposed changes to the City Code. The Planning Commission recommends approval. City Attorney Shawn Guzman commented that he felt comfortable with the changes. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to approve the ordinance. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Gardner. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: St. George City Council Minutes January 4, 2007 Page Twelve Council Member Bunker - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Allen - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/AMEND CITY CODE/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider amendments to various chapters in Title 10, St. George City Code, regarding conditional uses. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson advised that the goal is to minimize the number of conditional use permits. He then reviewed the changes. Council Member Orton returned to the stand. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing. Council Member Allen commented that with regard to service businesses allowed in commercial zones, only plumbing shops were mentioned and not electrical shops or other contractors. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to approve the ordinance with other construction trades allowed in commercial zones. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Bunker - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Gardner - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. AGREEMENT: Consider approval of a cost-sharing agreement with the St. George and Washington Canal Company. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the agreement is for installation of an irrigation canal, and there is money in the budget. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to approve the agreement. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AGREEMENT: Consider approval of a commercial operating agreement with Ameriflight. City Manager Gary Eslin explained the fee will be $1.00 per 1000 lbs. of cargo. He recommended approval. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the agreement. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. DETERMINE IMPACT FEE: Determine the Viracon sewer impact fee. St. George City Council Minutes January 4, 2007 Page Thirteen City Manager Gary Esplin explained that a fee has not previously been established for any meter over 2" in size. The fee recommended by staff is $24,760. Water Services Manager Barry Barnum explained that originally Viracon had two 2" meters, but changed to one 4" meter. Any water meter over 2" requires that the City Council approve the impact fee. He stated that to his knowledge no figure was previously quoted to Viracon. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to set the Viracon sewer impact fee $24,760. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Gardner. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. APPOINTMENTS: Appointments to various boards and commissions of the City. Mayor McArthur recommended appointment of Barbara Watson, Allen S. Jacobi, Jr., James R. Goodman, and Jane Juber to the Art Museum Board. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Allen to appoint the Mayor?s recommendations to the Art Museum Board. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Consider approval of the minutes of the regular City Council meeting held December 7, 2006. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to approve the minutes as presented. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Gardner. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. Consider approval of the minutes of the City Council work meeting held December 14, 2006. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approv...


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...d policies. Council Member Pike commented his main concern is that the 100' buffer zone is not adequate. He inquired what criteria was used to establish the buffer as only 100'. Mr. Winston replied that RE 12.5 zoning allows horses and could be part of the buffer. There is an equestrian trail system as part of the plan, and if the goal is rural character, the lots should be wide and shallow with more space between the homes. Council Member Pike replied that the trail system does not solve the problem of closeness between horse properties and non-horse properties. Mr. Winston advised that in the subdivisions they looked at only 30% of the properties had horses. Council Member Pike inquired if there were a way to accomplish the same thing if the higher density parcels could be placed on the perimeter further away from horse properties. Mr. Winston replied that major streets are planned for this area and these corridors will make the property more valuable for other uses and needs beyond just the current conditions and this needs to be looked at. St. George City Council Minutes January 29, 2009 Page Two Council Member Pike commented that one of the principles of Vision Dixie is preserving open space and agricultural lands and the City Council needs to figure out how to preserve large areas for this purpose. Mr. Winston replied that several hundred acres are needed to maintain a natural character and this would require assembling large parcels to leave open. He stated the purpose of the trails was to serve as a ribbon of open space. Council Member Almquist commented that those who live in Little Valley on large lots do not feel they need a plan as to how they will get along with their neighbors, as they have been doing this for years. They would like less external forces telling them what will happen in their own neighborhood. Perhaps the reason some of the properties on the fringe do not have horses is because there in uncertainty what the area will become and they have choices. The residents of Little Valley have said from the very beginning that they would like something they can hold onto; they want lot sizes they can count on, and they don?t want it monkeyed with. Some on the City Council have requested that the issue be revisited. Council Member Shakespeare inquired why the decision was made to move this kind of development away from irrigated land to unirrigated land. Mr. Winston replied that in general the more productive agricultural land is irrigated. The City heard over and over that pressure for development should be kept away from irrigated land as long as possible. In general the idea was that the Little Valley area is a good place for development to occur since agriculture is not being removed. Development is being proposed through the entire area and the planning exercise was an attempt not to say what should happen but what is likely to happen. Mayor McArthur commented that not everyone can be satisfied. The trade-off was the plan for trails. Council Member Shakespeare read statistics about food production and loss of farmland. She said the goal of cities should be to allow for small scale farming or farmland overlay zones in order for food production to take place as someday cities may be dependent on the food they can grow in their own communities. Mr. Winston replied that he could not agree more and someday cities will regret the conversion of agricultural land. However, there are still property rights, and farmland is worth much more as development potential. Council Member Shakespeare commented she did not feel it was the responsibility of government to protect individual investments. Mr. Winston inquired if it was government?s responsibility to protect land so it could continue to be farmed. He advised that cities who have done this successfully have created a growth boundary. It is not popular, however, and what it comes down to is protecting the health, safety and welfare of a community. It takes some difficult planning and negotiating. There is a private and community right and a balance between the two has to be found. St. George is in the middle of a desert and water is St. George City Council Minutes January 29, 2009 Page Three precious. There are ways to encourage clustering to preserve open land and if that land can be irrigated, that land as open space could become productive for food and a sustainable community. Mayor McArthur commented that pockets of density would have to be created. Mr. Winston advised that horse owners are committed and it is not something that is done lightly. He advised that within subdivisions in Little Valley there are many parcels without any equestrian uses. Vacant land has always been perceived as a transitional use and will continue to be so until someone gets serious about agriculture protection. The Little Valley sub plan does contain a plan for inter-connectivity in the entire area. Council Member Almquist commented that an agricultural Little Valley could be a nice front door to the City. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson inquired about the process for developers who were turned down and want to resubmit their request to the City. He inquired of the City Council if they first wanted to tweak the plan. He advised that property owners want to know if they can rely on the current Little Valley plan. Mayor McArthur advised that more discussion was needed before any changes are considered. Council Member Pike commented he felt public input was again needed. Council Member Allen commented that while it is hard to tell someone what to do with their property, zoning is the job of government, and property owners have the right to a plan they can rely on. Water is getting very expensive and it is expensive to grow food on a large acreage basis, and there is not a lot of green in this area in any event. City Manager Gary Esplin explained the intent was never to exclude anyone but to create neighborhoods. He stated it was not fair that one segment of the community should bear higher density as there are thousands of acres in Little Valley and it must be looked at over an extended period of time. He stated the reason only certain areas in Little Valley are irrigated is because of the poor soil condition. The main goal in creating neighborhoods is to have a variety of housing. Council Member Bunker explained there were reasons why open spaces and agricultural areas were left intact in the Little Valley plan and specific reasons why the trails were recommended. The buffer zone and feathering may need to be addressed. She suggested a joint meeting with the Planning Commission to see if a consensus can be reached. City Council Member Gil Almquist commented that the Little Valley plan is not being thrown out, just tweaked. St. George City Council Minutes January 29, 2009 Page Four Mr. Nicholson requested that Planning Commission members give him feedback at their next meeting as to what they like and don?t like about the current Little Valley plan. There are 21 policies in addition to the land use plan. DISCUSSION ON THE TND STREET STANDARD AS AN OPTION IN THE PD ZONE: Community Development Director Bob Nicholson distributed the proposed amendment to the zoning regulations and reviewed it. He recommended adoption of the TND street standard as an option in the PD Residential zone. He explained that the recommended street standard is currently not an option for developers of PDs. Council Member Shakespeare expressed concern with the narrowness of the street width and the resultant parking problems. Council Member Allen commented that narrow street are traffic calming. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson commented that the recommended width is intended to be used where daily traffic does not exceed 500 trips a day. Council Member Almquist suggested that 30' tree spacing be required to make the area look less cluttered and limit parking of vehicles on the lawn. Council Member Pike expressed concern with the 25' garage setback from the public street. Mr. Nicholson replied that the setback works. Planning Commission Member Kim Campbell commented that it was important to have trees and a high back curb is necessary to prevent vehicles from parking on the planter strip. He suggested that the tree canopies be looked at carefully as they will have to work for vehicles parking underneath them. Planning Commission Member Ross Taylor commented that narrow street slow traffic but they also cause abuse of the sidewalk area. He stated the planter strip needed to have a steep curb so vehicles could not park on the grass. He inquired who would own the irrigation system and maintain it. Council Member Shakespeare inquired about placement of garages to the back of the property as a 25' driveway will park only one car. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson advised that the setback to the garage is measured at the property line. In addition to that there will be a 5' sidewalk which is 11' feet beyond the curb, so there is 36' from the back of the cur...


City Council Meeting Minutes Minutes 01/24/2019:
...bsp;  ST. GEORGE CITY COUNCIL MINUTES REGULAR MEETING JANUARY 24, 2019, 4:00 PM ADMINISTRATIVE CONFERENCE ROOM   PRESENT:                                         Mayor Jon Pike Councilmember Jimmie Hughes Councilmember Joe Bowcutt Councilmember Ed Baca City Manager Adam Lenhard City Attorney Shawn Guzman City Recorder Christina Fernandez   EXCUSED: Councilmember Michele Randall Councilmember Bette Arial   OPENING: Mayor Pike called the meeting to order and welcomed all in attendance.  The invocation was offered by Leisure Services Director Shane McAffee and The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Scouts.           DISCUSSION REGARDING C-PACE (COMMERCIAL PROPERTY ASSESSED CLEAN ENERGY): Shawna Cuan with the Governor’s Office of Energy Development, who attended the meeting via telephone, provided and outlined a handout covering the following topics:  What is C-PACE?; Goal; How it works; Assessment features; Eligible properties; Eligible improvements; The City’s role; and current participating areas.   After being asked by City Attorney Shawn Guzman, Ms. Cuan explained if the City were to go with the first option and the owner refinances or if there is a change in ownership, they will manage that.  The City would not need to be involved at that point.  She added that a downside is that a number of cities are instituting renewable energy targets; they are not in a position to provide a custom program adding in mandates on what can be financed.   The consensus of the Council is to move forward.   UPDATE REGARDING SOLAR PROJECTS AND CONTINUATION OF THE BONANZA CONTRACT: Energy Services Director Laurie Mangum provided and outlined a handout regarding solar projects and the extension of the Bonanza contract.   DISCUSSION AND CONSIDERATION OF AWARD OF BID FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER FEASIBILITY STUDY: City Manager Adam Lenhard explained there has been a lot of talk regarding a proposed performing arts center.  A feasibility study was done in 2013; staff recommends picking up where that study left off.  The study would look at three (3) different possible sites.  He recommended having Webb Management perform the study as they did the previous one.        St. George City Council Minutes January 24, 2019 Page Two   MOTION:      A motion was ma...


City Council Meeting Minutes Minutes 01/17/2019:
ST. GEORGE CITY COUNCIL MINUTES REGULAR MEETING JANUARY 17, 2019, 5:00 PM CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS   PRESENT:                                         Mayor Jon Pike Councilmember Jimmie Hughes Councilmember Michele Randall Councilmember Joe Bowcutt Councilmember Bette Arial Councilmember Ed Baca City Manager Adam Lenhard Deputy City Attorney Paula Houston 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 was led by Councilmember Randall.   Mayor Pike read proclamations proclaiming: February 2 – February 9, 2019 as Assistance League® of Southern Utah Week; January 31st as Free and Accepted Mason Day; and January 21, 2019 as Martin Luther King Jr. Day.   City Manager Adam Lenhard advised the following items will not be heard:   2f. Consider approval of a Lease Agreement between Gather at Town Square and the City for the Andrus home at 164 West 100 South.   3.  Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance amending the PD-C (Planned Development Commercial) zone for Sun River Commons Phase 3 commercial subdivision to develop a professional office building on 1.43 acres.   CONSENT CALENDAR: a.  Consider award of bid to Interstate Rock Products for the 1450 South/3000 East traffic signal project.   b.   Consider award of bid to Feller Enterprises for the 2450 South/3000 East traffic signal project.   c.   Consider award of bid to Feller Enterprises for the 2000 South/3000 East traffic signal project.   d.   Consider award of bid to Progressive Contracting for the Medical Center Drive/Foremaster Drive traffic signal project.   e.   Consider approval of an Airport Hangar Lease with Dennis Malloy for Lot #210.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve items on the consent calendar. SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt. VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:   Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye           The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   PUBLIC HEARING/RESOLUTION/AMEND THE FISCAL YEAR 2018-19 BUDGET: Public hearing and consideration of a resolution to review and approve amendments to the Fiscal Year 2018-19 Budget.   Budget and Financial Planning Manager Deanna Brklacich outlined the proposed amendment to the Fiscal Year 2018-19 Budget as follows: 1) To increase the approved budget for new scoreboards at the SHAC from $8,000 to $17,200 due to a grant from the Washington County School District to improve the scoreboard which is also used by them for high school swim meets; 2) To replace a copier machine at the Art Museum which was damaged beyond repair due to a power surge caused by a direct lightning strike at the Art Museum in August 2018; 3) To replace the UV sanitation system for the leisure pool at the SHAC which unexpectedly broke down and is not repairable.  Savings realized on other approved improvement and equipment projects will be used as the funding source to replace the UV system;    4) To increase the approved budget for the new clubhouse at Red Hills Golf from $700,000 to $897,000 as the bids were higher than projected, and additional site-testing and preparation costs of $18,000 also need to be added to the budget. The Economic Development Fund is the funding source for the construction costs of the new clubhouse; 5) To increase Professional Fees for instructors for youth classes at the Recreation Center and also increase associated budgeted revenues due to increased participation in youth classes (tumbling, karate, dance, pottery, etc.);     6) To replace a 2005 mower which broke down and could not be repaired. Requested budget increase represents net funds needed after re-allocating $12,000 of unused budgeted funds towards the replacement mower; 7) To budget for the Snake Hollow Bicycle Park Grand opening event expenses which is partially funded by sales of t-shirts and hats at both the event and currently at the Recreation Center; 8) To increase the budget for the airport parking lot expansion project from $680,000 to $786,000 to add lighting and wiring for future security cameras. Proceeds from refinancing the 2009 Airport Bonds will be used as the funding source of the additional expenditures; 9) To create a new CDBG Administrator position in the Development Services Dept. and bring the program's administration in-house instead of outsourcing the responsibilities. The new position will be funded by the CDBG grant via a reduction of consultant fees in the CDBG Fund's budget. Position will also assist with Planning.  Budget increase represents approximately 5 months of salaries and benefits as position is anticipated to begin end of January 2019; 10) Remove funding budgeted to hire a consultant to perform an employee compensation study as the analysis was prepared in-house instead; 11) To budget for the re-organization of the Development Services and Engineering departments; 12) To budget for actual annual employee market and merit increases effective in December 2018 as compared to estimated budgeted increases for General Fund departments; 13) To budget for actual annual employee market and merit increases effective in December 2018 as compared to estimated budgeted increases for Enterprise and Other Fund departments; 14) To budget for wayfinding signs which provide directions and promote the art-related vendors, venues, landmarks, attractions, and public parking in the downtown area.  Funding is from unused proceeds from the RAP tax bond;  15) To increase the existing budget for the Virgin River Trail North - Riverside (Fossil Falls to Millcreek Generation Facility) from $500,000 to $1.5 million and recognize a $500,000 Active Transportation grant from UDOT and a $500,000 contribution from Washington County as matches to the City's funding with our RAP taxes; 16) To budget for a new Utility Specialist Arborist position specifically trained for vegetation management around power lines and other energy equipment and facilities; 17) To increase the Traffic Signals budget for the cost to install a traffic signal arm and equipment at the Red Hills Parkway and I-15 Underpass while the road is being constructed. The City has an agreement with the developer constructing the road, whereby the developer will reimburse the City for the materials and installation costs; 18) To budget for the purchase of property located on south Main Street as authorized by City Council; 19) To budget for the City's match paid to UDOT for the River Rd bridge and road widening project from Riverside Drive to 1450 South.  The payment was included in the prior year's budget but did not occur until the current year; 20) To budget for a feasibility study and site analysis of a Performing Arts Center; and 21) To increase the existing budget for Phase 2 of the Snake Hollow Bicycle Skills Park to add parking lot improvements for $400,000 and also add a National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) Loop system for $200,000 to accommodate statewide student athlete events; and to also recognize Washington County's contribution of $600,000 to fund both projects.   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 resolution amending the Fiscal Year 2018-19 Budget. SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca. VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a roll call vote, as follows:   Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye           The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   PUBLIC HEARING/ORDINANCE/ZONE CHANGE: Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance changing the zone from M-G (Mining and Grazing) to R-1-10 (Single Family Residential 10,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size) on approximately 15.31 acres for a future residential subdivision to be known as Tonaquint Ridge.   Planner Carol Davidson presented the request to rezone approximately 17.77 acres M-G to R-1-10 for the purpose of developing residential units on property generally located west of the existing Curly Hollow Drive.   This zone change request is in harmony with the Low Density Residential (LDR) General Plan land use designation.  She provided a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: aerial map; general plan map; zoning map.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.  She indicated that the developer would be required to extend the road.    Mayor Pike opened the public hearing.  There being no comment, he closed the public hearing.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the ordinance changing the zone from M-G to R-1-10 on approximately 15.31 acres for a future residential subdivision to be known as Tonaquint Ridge. 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 Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye           The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT: Consider approval of a conditional use permit for Humble Bee Tattoo located at 763 North 3050 East Street; zoning is C-3 (General Commercial).   Community Development Director John Willis presented the request to operate a Body Art Facility (Tattoo Studio) and Fine Art Gallery at 763 North 3050 East.  The property is located in a C-3 zoning district, which a tattoo establishment is CUP in that zone.  He provided a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: permitted uses; aerial photos; general standards for approval of conditional uses; letter from Health Department; street view photos; floor plan; and title map.  The Planning Commission recommended approval with conditions and findings which are listed on the staff report.  They propose to be open from 12:00 – 9:00 pm.   Applicant Jason Workman mentioned they will be a drug/alcohol free establishment.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the conditional use permit for Humble Bee Tattoo located at 763 North 3050 East. SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt. VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:   Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye           The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   FINAL PLAT: Consider approval of a final subdivision plat for Entrada at Snow Canyon 'Chaco West' Phase 3B.   Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the final plat for Entrada at Snow Canyon ‘Chaco West’ Phase 3B, a 1-lot residential subdivision located at approximately 2485 North, Kiva Trail; zoning is PD-R (Planned Development Residential 5,000 SQ/FT minimum lot size).  He showed and outlined the final plat.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the final plat for Entrada at Snow Canyon ‘Chaco West’ Phase 3B. SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca. VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:   Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye           The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   FINAL PLAT: Consider approval of a final subdivision plat for Auburn Hills Phase 1.   Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the final plat for Auburn Hills Phase 1, a 122-lot residential subdivision that is located in the Desert Color Development; zoning is PD-R (Planned Development Residential 5,000 SQ/FT minimum lot size).  He showed and outlined the final plat.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the final plat for Auburn Hills Phase 1. SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt. VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:   Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – 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.   Community Development Director John Willis presented the request to adjust the boundary line between Santa Clara and St. George.  He showed a map outlining the proposed boundary line adjustment.  If approved, state law requires a public hearing no less than 60 days after the adoption of the resolution.  Santa Clara approved a resolution of intent to consider the boundary line adjustment on January 9, 2019.  The adjustment would not become effective until each municipality has adopted and ordinance accepting the proposal.  This is being requested due to utility constraints in St. George.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial  to approve the resolution declaring the intent to consider adjusting a common municipal boundary line with the City of Santa Clara. 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 Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye           The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. APPOINTMENTS: Mayor Pike recommended appointing Ron Woodbury to the Arts Commission.    MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to appoint Ron Woodbury to the Arts Commission. SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca. VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:   Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye           The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   Mayor Pike recommended appointing Jane Fehrenbacker to the St. George Housing Authority.    MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes Jane Fehrenbacker to the St. George Housing Authority.  SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt. VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:   Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye           The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   HILLSIDE DEVELOPMENT PERMIT and PRELIMINARY PLAT: Consider approval of a hillside development permit to allow development of a proposed 45-lot residential development to be known as Teakwood.   Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the request for a Hillside Development Permit to develop a 45-lot residential subdivision located at approximately 3400 East Crimson Ridge Drive.  He provided a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: vicinity map; photos of the site; plans; slope map; . The Hillside Board and Planning Commission recommended approval.     MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Bowcutt to approve the hillside development permit to allow development of a proposed 45-lot residential development to be known as Teakwood. SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca. VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:   Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye           The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   PRELIMINARY PLAT: Consider approval of the preliminary plat for Teakwood.   Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the preliminary plat for Teakwood, a 45-lot residential subdivision located east of Marblewood Drive; zoning is R-1-8 (Single Family Residential 8,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size).  He showed and outlined the preliminary plat.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the preliminary plat for Teakwood. SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Hughes. VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:   Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye           The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   HILLSIDE DEVELOPMENT PERMIT and PRELIMINARY PLAT: Consider approval of a hillside development permit to allow development of a proposed 25-lot residential development to be known as Juniper Cove.   Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the request for a Hillside Development Permit to develop a 25-lot residential subdivision located at approximately 3340 Maple Mountain Drive.  He provided a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: vicinity map; zoning map; photos of the site; and slope map.  The Hillside Board and Planning Commission recommended approval.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the hillside development permit to allow development of a proposed 25-lot residential development to be known as Juniper Cove. SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt. VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:   Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye           The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   PRELIMINARY PLAT: Consider approval of the preliminary plat for Juniper Cove.   Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the preliminary plat for Juniper Cove, a 25-lot residential subdivision located south of Maple Mountain Drive and west of Marblewood Drive; zoning is R-1-8 (Single Family Residential 8,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size).  He showed and outlined the preliminary plat.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the preliminary plat for Juniper Cove. SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca. VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:   Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye           The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   PRELIMINARY PLAT: Consider approval of the preliminary plat for Johnson Arch at the Ledges Phase 1.   Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the preliminary plat for Johnson Arch at the Ledges, a 15-lot residential subdivision located west of Northgate Peaks Drive and east of the Winchester Development; zoning is PD-R (Planned Development Residential).  He showed and outlined the preliminary plat.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the amended preliminary plat for Johnson Arch at the Ledges Phase 1. SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall. VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:   Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye           The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   AMENDMENT NO. 5 TO THE PURCHASE AND OPTION AGREEMENT WITH TECH RIDGE, LLC. Consider approval of Amendment No. 5 to the Purchase and Option Agreement with Tech Ridge, LLC.   City Manager Adam Lenhard advised this item it to extend the deadline for the execution of the Tech Ridge Development Agreement.  They are on track to get the development agreement approved.  Due to the nature of the project, staff has been very involved and meets with the developers weekly.   Support Services Director Marc Mortensen provided an update on the project. Mayor Pike noted the extension is to March 31, 2019.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Cou...


City Council Minutes 01/03/2002:
...in St. George. He explained the company was founded by his grandfather in 1913 and is a privately held company by family members. The company procures, processes, packages and distributes dairy products throughout many states. He explained the company is interested in expanding its distribution operations in the northeast and northwest and that St. George City Council Minutes January 3, 2002 Page Two is why there is an interest in expanding the company to St. George, as the company will now have access to many western markets. The company currently has two milk processing plants, one in Iowa and one is Nebraska, and two large ice cream plants in Iowa. There are 2,500 employees at this time and three sales divisions. The company distributes conventional ice cream products to stores, its food services sales divisions access institutional systems and national restaurant chains, there is a vending sales division for C-stores, and contract manufacturing sales divisions which manufacture frozen dairy desserts for some of the largest ice cream names such as Haagen Daaz, Baskin Robbins, General Mills, and General Foods. He expressed gratitude and appreciation to St. George, and recognized members of Price Waterhouse in the audience who were recruited to assist in the site selection process. He advised that the City should feel honored that Price Waterhouse found St. George to be such a good, thriving community. He thanked Scott Hirschi, Senator Hickman, and others for their assistance in the process. He then showed a video offering insight into the Wells Dairy operation. APPROVAL OF AGREEMENT: Consider approval of a letter agreement between the St. George Neighborhood Redevelopment Agency, the City of St. George, and Wells Diary, Inc. concerning the provision of economic incentives by the City to Wells Diary in its development and operation of an approximately 130,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility together with a pretreatment facility and other improvements. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that when the Ft. Pearce Industrial Park was built, a concept came about to develop more acreage and two EDA project areas were created, as allowed by State law. This law allows a return to the business locating within the EDA of up to 100% of property taxes generated by that business. The proposed agreement with Wells Dairy will return to them 80% of the tax increment they would generate for a period of 15 years. The other 20% will go to the City's housing fund. He stated it was important to note and recognize that the amount of taxes returned does not include any tax amount received from other entities, and the City is only returning Wells Dairy's taxes on their capital investment in St. George. If they had located outside of the EDA, this would not be allowed by State law. This is also possible because Wells Dairy is a large facility in excess of 100,000 sq. ft. with highly mechanized improvements. Wells Dairy is asking the City to allow them to set the timetable in order to realize the full 15 year period of time to generate revenue for the company. June 1, 2005 has been determined as the outside time limit to begin running of the 15 year time period. They are also asking that the City allow them, if feasible, to use tax exempt bonds with the City as the mechanism for the tax bonds, as long as state and federal requirements can be met. However, when the City created the two EDA districts, by state law they were limited to 100 acres each. The property on which Wells Dairy has chosen to locate is on a 25 acre parcel, a portion of which is outside the boundaries of EDA District No. 2. Staff recommends that the City create another district or amend a current district to incorporate the additional property needed by Wells Dairy. Use of this EDA property by a company such as Wells Dairy was the intent of the development of the Ft. Pearce Industrial Park. He stated he could not see any reason not to create another EDA district or amend a current district. Wells Dairy is also asking that the City promptly review its plans, which the City will do. A motion to approve the agreement as presented was made by Council Member Isom and seconded by Council Member Allen. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Orton - aye St. George City Council Minutes January 3, 2002 Page Three The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. ADJOURN TO REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY MEETING: A motion to adjourn to a Redevelopment Agency meeting was made by Council Member Isom and seconded by Council Member Orton. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. RECONVENE: A motion to reconvene was made by Council Member Whatcott and seconded by Council Member Allen. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Isom - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. TABLE AGENDA ITEMS: Mayor McArthur advised that Items #6A10 and #6A11, appointment of statutory officers and department heads, would be tabled from this agenda and heard at the next meeting. CONSENT CALENDAR: Consider approval of the financial statement for November 2001, for the City of St. George. A motion was made by Council Member Isom and seconded by Council Member Orton to approve the financial statement as presented. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Allen - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for architectural services for Fire Department Station No. 7. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen advised that staff recommends award of architectural services for fire station No. 7 to Leslie Stoker. A motion was made by Council Member Isom and seconded by Council Member Gardner to award the bid to Leslie Stoker. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Allen - aye St. George City Council Minutes January 3, 2002 Page Four Council Member Whatcott - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that Mr. Stoker is Fire Chief Robert Stoker's father, and has designed three of the City's fire stations as well as the City Office Building, and the City has been satisfied with his work and there are no questions about his qualifications. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for the purchase of Blue Marble Fuel and Oil Treatment. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen recommended purchase of blue marble fuel and oil treatment for the City's diesel plants from the sole source, Stricklin Companies, in the amount of $84,850 to use over the next year. Power Generation Superintendent Kevin Terry advised that initially he was skeptical about the additives. He distributed before and after pictures of a three week test performed at the Red Rock and Bloomington generation plants, and advised that a 5.6% fuel savings was realized by using the additive. Additionally, the noise level dropped from a decibel reading of 103 to 99 over the same three week period which equates to a 35% reduction in noise levels. He estimated that even with the additional cost of the additive, a savings of $34,000 would be realized at the Red Rock plant alone. The additive will also lengthen the engine life. He advised that personally he was sold on the remarkable product. He stated the recommended amount of $84,850 would cover the cost of using the additive at both plants. Council Member Gardner made a motion to approve the sole source purchase of blue marble fuel and oil treatment from Stricklin Companies in the amount of $84,850 for one year. The motion was seconded by Council Member Isom. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Allen - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. AMENDMENT TO BUSINESS LICENSE ORDINANCE: Consider approval of an amendment to the Business License Ordinance providing a provision for Locksmith services. City Attorney Jonathan Wright advised that the City's Business License Ordinance currently did not contain a provision for locksmith services. He explained that the proposed ordinance amendment will require an application, employment history, criminal convictions, surety bond, and records to be kept of locks changed and master keys issued. Council Member Orton inquired if this ordinance amendment would bring the City into conformance with other cities' locksmith ordinances. Mr. Wright replied the proposed ordinance amendment is uniform with that of other cities in the state, and locksmithing is a security-sensitive area and precautions are needed. The required records will also be an investigative tool for the police department. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the City is currently recodifying its ordinances, and through this process the City Attorney is attempting to bring the City into conformance with state law. St. George City Council Minutes January 3, 2002 Page Five A motion was made by Council Member Orton and seconded by Council Member Gardner to approve the ordinance as presented. Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Isom - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. CURFEW ORDINANCE: Consider approval of an ordinance replacing Title 6, Chapter 5, St. George City Code, Curfew. City Attorney Jonathan Wright explained this ordinance resulted from discussions with the Chief of Police and parents regarding confusion about different curfew hours for different ages. The Police Department feels it would be better to have one uniform curfew of midnight for all minors, age 17 and younger, as it will be much easier to enforce. More importantly, the proposed ordinance provides for parental liability, as well as a business liability for those businesses which intentionally and knowingly aid a minor to avoid curfew, unless the minor is an employee. It also provides an aid and abetting section for anyone assisting a minor in avoiding curfew, such as a 21 year old taking a 16 year old out and violating curfew. Mr. Wright explained that organized functions, such as a school dance, or a minor who is a lawful employee and performing his or her duties, would not violate curfew. Council Member Allen inquired if businesses would be notified and warnings given. Mr. Wright replied he was certain the police would use discretion in notifying businesses, and that most were already aware of the curfew. A motion was made by Council Member Allen and seconded by Council Member Orton to approve the ordinance. Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. TAXICAB ORDINANCE: Consider approval of an ordinance amending Title 5, Chapter 1, Section 21, Subsection (0), St. George City Code, relating to Taxicabs for hire. City Attorney Jonathan Wright advised that this ordinance amendment came about at the direction of the Mayor and City Council as a result of a presentation by a local taxicab owner. He advised he was directed by the Mayor and City Council to review the City's current ordinance and make changes, if necessary. He explained that the City's current ordinance does not require a commercial address if the business can meet the requirements of the home occupation guidelines, the same as for any business. At the present time there is only one taxicab business whose extent of operation requires a commercial location. Under the Home Occupation Ordinance, one business vehicle may be located at the home address. To date the City has received no complaints about anyone bringing their taxicab home. He explained that the proposed ordinance amendment requires a taxicab to have a distinctive color scheme for easy identification, inspections every six months, and will require the insurance to St. George City Council Minutes January 3, 2002 Page Six contain a taxicab or equivalent endorsement. The Police Department will issue a picture of the taxicab driver which will be required to be worn on the outside of his or her garment and in the vehicle. A taxicab license is non-transferable, and in order to obtain the license, affidavits by at least two people attesting to the honesty and integrity of the applicant will be required. A current State permit will also be required and it must be posted in a conspicuous place, and the rate schedule and method used to determine the rate must be posted in the cab and on file with the Business License Officer. It will also be unlawful to charge a rate different than that posted and on file with the City. A taxicab driver may not stop for another fare or allow another fare to enter the cab without the existing fare's permission, and the driver is required to give his driver's license number and name to any passenger or police officer upon request. The taxicab business must also keep exact records of fare locations, time of pick-up and termination. These records will be open to the police. Lastly, hotel courtesy cars are subject to the ordinance, but do not have to meet certain requirements. All existing companies will be notified of the new ordinance requirements. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Allen to approve the ordinance as presented. Kelton Gubler advised he found two problems with the proposed ordinance, one being that commercial property is not required and the second that the requirement to keep exact records will require a huge overhead. City Attorney Jonathan Wright replied that if the conditions of the Home Occupation Ordinance can be met, commercial zoning is not required. Additionally, no complaints have been received by the City about a lack of commercial zoning for a taxicab business except those from Mr. Gubler. Mr. Gubler stated that he was required to have commercial zoning, and he did not see anyone being able to comply with the record-keeping requirement. Mayor McArthur commented that the proposed ordinance brings the City up to date, and makes taxicab services safer for everyone. He then called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Isom - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. TOWING SERVICE ORDINANCE: Consider approval of an ordinance amending Title 5, Chapter 1, Section 21, St. George City Code, to prescribe special business license requirements for Towing services. City Attorney Jonathan Wright advised that towing is a security sensitive occupation and the City does not currently have an ordinance covering this service. These services, however, are mandated by the State and are required to comply with UDOT rules and regulations. Tow trucks are required to have UDOT certificates and property liability insurance. Permanent readable signs on the doors of the tow trucks are required, as well as a business license and surety bond. Additionally, impound yards are required to be fenced and secure, and tow truck drivers are required to carry UDOT certification and a drivers license for the tow truck. The proposed ordinance allows the Police Department to promulgate rules and regulations for the rotation list when they obtain impound services. Council Member Isom commented that she had received many complaints that proper rotation had not been followed by the City. St. George City Council Minutes January 3, 2002 Page Seven A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott and seconded by Council Member Orton to approve the ordinance as presented. Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Gardner -aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/AMEND ZONING ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider approval of an amendment to the Zoning Ordinance chapters 6, 15, and 17, regarding setback requirements on private streets. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson advised that the proposed ordinance amends the Zoning Ordinance with regard to front setbacks on private streets only. The present front setback on private streets is eight feet, but the amendment would move it back to ten feet. The front setback area for garages is currently 18 feet, and the proposed ordinance would move this back to 20 feet. There is also a provision to allow the Planning Commission to approve a side entry garage. The principal reason for the proposed change is because the standard front utility easement is ten feet, and there is a conflict which allows a PUD to be built within eight feet of the front property line. Utility companies support this change, and in fact Questar prefers a 12 foot front yard setback, but clearly 10 feet is better than eight. He advised that the ordinance provides for homes and garages to be 10 feet from the front property line in the older part of town. The Planning Commission unanimously recommended approval. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson advised that the City would accept those projects with preliminary plat approval and PD approval under the City's current standards. This ordinance would affect new projects only. Carol Sapp, representing the Southern Utah Homebuilders Association, advised that she received notification of the amendment three months ago and made it available to developers and members of SUHBA's Governmental Affairs Committee. No opposition to the amendment was received and, in fact, they agreed that because of the size of today's vehicles, a 20 foot setback for garages was appropriate, with the stipulation that those currently zoned based upon the City's old specifications be honored and grandfathered in. Additionally, it is requested that those projects which have been zoned and presented a plan but not received preliminary plat approval be grandfathered in. Mr. Nicholson replied that PD developments who have submitted their drawings or conceptual plans for approval would be granfathered in. There being no further public comment, Mayor McArthur closed the public hearing and called for a motion. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Allen to approve the ordinance amendment as presented. Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Orton - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. St. George City Council Minutes January 3, 2002 Page Eight ADDITION TO LANDMARK PROPERTY: Consider approval of an addition to a landmark property (home) at 306 South Main Street and also consider approval for extension of the home with a non-conforming front setback. Lewis Sylvester, applicant. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson advised that currently the home is being used for a small financial advising business and the applicant is proposing to add on to the structure. The Historic Preservation Commission recommends approval. The front setback is 15 feet. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Whatcott to approve the request. Council Member Allen declared a possible conflict of interest as her husband does work for the applicant, but advised she would vote. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Whatcott -aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Isom - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. MODIFY ENGINEERING SERVICES CONTRACT: Consider approval of a modification to an engineering services contract for Sear-Brown for the River Road project. City Manager Gary Esplin advised this amendment is to the management contract for the River Road Phase 1 project. The contractor is past the contract period and is currently in a penalty status. In order for Sear-Brown to continue to monitor the project, they are asking for an extension of the contract and increased amount to continue monitoring the project. The contract amount is up to $26,000, on a per diem basis. He stated that Sear-Brown has documented the contractor's performance and feels the City is on solid ground enforcing the penalty. The penalty amount will pay the cost of the engineer's time to monitor the contractor. City Attorney Jonathan Wright advised the contract contains a liquidated damages clause, not penalty clause. Council Member Whatcott commented that over the last month absolutely nothing has been done on the project, and therefore Sear-Brown did not need to be there. He questioned the need of paying twice for someone who was doing nothing. Traffic Engineer Aron Baker advised that there is something going on every day at the project site, even if only traffic control, and whether there is one employee on site or 20, it costs the same amount for the contraction manager to document the action. Trent Thatcher, Branch Manager of the local Sear-Brown office, advised that even if the contractor's employees are on site but doing nothing, Sear-Brown has to document this, and be available to answer any questions the contractor may have about the plans. The inspector must also make sure that proper materials are being placed and the contractor is not cutting corners. He advised that Sear-Brown has done project management previously for the City and saved the City almost $15,000. He advised that an optimal situation did not exist with the contractor on this job, and the City was mandated by the State to choose this contractor. He advised that Sear-Brown would perform construction management services for this project at their cost and not make a profit on this change work. Sear-Brown has tried to solve the problems on St. George City Council Minutes January 3, 2002 Page Nine this project and has documented everything, but the project has developed into an unfortunate situation and Sear-Brown was doing everything it could to encourage the contractor to do a good job and quickly. Mayor McArthur replied that he appreciated Sear-Brown's offer to not realize a profit on the change work. He inquired if there were a way to deepen the amount of asphalt so that it could be laid without waiting for the temperature to rise above 50 . Mr. Thatcher replied that all options will be explored. Mr. Baker commented that the asphalt could be thickened in lieu of the prime, but the project is a UDOT project and their approval would have be to obtained. Mr. Thatcher invited the Mayor and City Council to call him or the inspector any time they had a question about the project., Mayor McArthur commented that he and the City Council were not questioning the inspection process, but simply wanted the project completed as soon as possible. Council Member Whatcott commented that the inspector has had nothing to do because the contractor was not performing. Mr. Thatcher replied that even if one of the contractor's employee was sitting in his or her truck and eating lunch, the inspector has to be on site. If the contractor's employee did anything while the inspector was gone and the matter was disputed, having an inspector on site protects the City's interests and investment. He stated that particularly with this project, he would prefer to err on the side of caution. He advised that the $26,000 contract includes an 11% fee which is part of the UDOT job, but the rest of the contract would be performed at cost. City Attorney Jonathan Wright clarified that the contract contains a liquidated damages clause, not a penalty clause. The owner (City) and contractor agreed at the inception of the contract that if a breach occurred in the completion time of the project, the owner would incur $1,500 in damages per day. Out of that amount comes liquidated damages for increased engineering, etc. This amount was estimated prior to entering into the contract. Traffic Engineer Aron Baker advised that a target date for completion of the project has not been had from the contractor and to date it is not known. A motion was made by Council Member Orton and seconded by Council Member Gardner to approve the contract. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. INTRODUCE SCOUTS: Mayor McArthur invited several Scouts in the audience from Troop 805 to introduce themselves. AIRPORT USE AGREEMENT: Consider approval of an airport use agreement with AeroWest aviation for self-fueling operation at the airport. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that the Airport Board recommended approval of the agreement. St. George City Council Minutes January 3, 2002 Page Ten A motion was made by Council Member Isom and seconded by Council Member Orton to approve the agreement. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. AIRPORT USE AGREEMENT: Consider approval of an airport use agreement with Chris Peterson for a self-fueling operation at the airport. Public Works Director Larry Bulloch advised that approval is needed for a lease in the fuel farm as well as a self-fueling lease. A motion was made by Council Member Orton and seconded by Council Member Allen to approve the lease in the fuel farm and the self-fueling lease. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Isom - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. AIRPORT PROPERTY LEASE AGREEMENT: Consider approval of an airport property lease agreement with Chapman Aviation for aircraft hanger. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that the Airport Board recommended approval of the agreement. A motion was made by Council Member Isom and seconded by Council Member Whatcott to approve the agreement. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Allen - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. CLARIFICATION/BLOOMINGTON GENERATORS: Consider status of Bloomington generators and clarification of improvements for the site. Mayor McArthur inquired if the neighborhood had been notified of this item on the agenda. City Manager Gary Esplin replied that they had not, as it was just a clarification of previous Council action. Council Member Isom inquired if the City had all the necessary permits to operate the Bloomington generators, and she was informed that all the necessary permits had been obtained. St. George City Council Minutes January 3, 2002 Page Eleven Water and Power Director Wayne McArthur advised that earlier in the meeting Kevin Terry described how the thickness of emissions was reduced by using the additive (a 24% reduction in opacity) and advised the City is doing all it can to reduce pollution and noise generated by the plant. Use of the additive results in a 37% noise reduction. If the additive, a building, and a berm were used, there would only be a 40% reduction in the noise, or an additional 3% improvement in the noise level. City Manager Gary Esplin suggested the City use the additive in all seven engines at the Bloomington generation plan instead of building a building and installing a berm and see if there is a noticeable change in the noise level. Council Member Gardner commented that the City Council made a commitment to try and improve the situation in this area. The Water and Power Board concurs with staff's recommendation to try the additive, and if it does not work, then the City can proceed with the next step. Council Member Whatcott inquired if the bid for the additive included enough for use at both generation plants - the one on the Red Hill and in Bloomington. He was advised that the bid included enough additive for both plants. PROJECT SUBMITTAL PROCESS FOR MPO: Consider approval of the process for submitting development projects to the MPO for prioritization and approval. City Manager Gary Esplim advised that some time ago the process for submitting and prioritizing requests for submission to the MPO was tabled in order to review the document. However, there is now an urgent need to submit the City's application to the Board. Public Works Director Larry Bulloch advised that the issue at that time was with the projects rather than the process. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Isom to approve the process as presented. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Orton - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. Mr. Bulloch advised the process will be refined over time, but in the meantime gives consistency between all projects so the process is fair and equitable. APPROVAL OF BONDS FOR CITY COUNCIL AND MAYOR: Consider approval for bonds for the City Council and Mayor. A motion was made by Council Member Isom and seconded by Council Member Whatcott to approve the bonds for the Mayor and City Council. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Gardner - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. St. George City Council Minutes January 3, 2002 Page Twelve APPOINTMENT OF STATUTORY OFFICERS: Appointment of Statutory Officers for the City of St. George. This item was tabled until the next agenda. APPOINTMENT OF DEPARTMENT HEADS: Appointment of Department Heads for the City of St. George. This item was tabled until the next agenda. CITY LIGHTING POLICY: Consider approval of bearings to City policy regarding lighting for the Man O' War and Dixie Drive bridges. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that under the City's current policy for lighting of major arterial streets, certain types of lights are required. It is recommended that when the Man O War and Dixie Drive bridges are completed, historic-type lighting be used. The City has some in stock, but this will require a variance to the City's policy. The historic-type lights will still meet safety standards and will be better from an aesthetic standpoint. Public Works Director Larry Bulloch advised that more lights will have to be installed on the bridges to obtain the same amount of lighting. It will be more expensive, but more appealing. He requested a standard exception to the ordinance for all bridges. A motion was made by Council Member Isom and seconded by Council Member Whatcott to approve the request. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Isom - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Consider approval of the minutes of the special City Council meeting held November 29, 2001. A motion was made by Council Member Orton and seconded by Council Member Isom to approve the minutes as amended. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Gardner - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. ADJOURN TO EXECUTIVE SESSION: A motion to adjourn to an executive session to discuss property purchases was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Orton. Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye St. George City Council Minutes January 3, 2002 Page Thirteen The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. RECONVENE: A motion to reconvene was made by Council Member Whatcott and seconded by Council Member Orton. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Gardner - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. DISCUSSION RE OPERA HOUSE/ST. GEORGE MUSICAL THEATER: City Manager Gary Esplin advised that the St. George Musical Theater has been shut down by the Fire Chief until props can be removed so that the Opera House can meet fire code. REQUEST FROM BLOOMINGTON COMMUNITY COUNCIL: Council Member Orton advised that the Bloomington Community Council, at its expense, would like to place a rock sign in the roundabout at the Bloomington interchange. City Manager Gary Esplin then displayed the proposed landscaping plan for the Bloomington roundabout and advised its cost would be $207,000. $130,000 has been saved from Dixie REA's contribution, but the City will...


City Council Minutes 11/01/2007:
ST. GEORGE CITY COUNCIL MINUTES REGULAR MEETING NOVEMBER 1, 2007, 4:00 P.M. CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS PRESENT: Mayor Daniel McArthur Council Member Bob Whatcott Council Member Rod Orton Council Member Larry Gardner Council Member Suzanne Allen Council Member Gail Bunker City Manager Gary Esplin City Attorney Shawn Guzman City Recorder Gay Cragun OPENING: Mayor McArthur called the meeting to order and welcomed all in attendance. The pledge of allegiance was led by Scout Charlie Barnett, and the invocation was offered by Council Member Gardner. Mayor McArthur invited Scout Charlie Barnett to introduce himself. Mayor McArthur encouraged all citizens to vote in the upcoming election. He stated there has been 140 years of building the community. He then recited a poem entitled ?The Builders?. Kay Christian, representing the Jubilee of Trees, advised there are 42 trees this year, with proceeds benefitting children services at the hospital. In addition to the Mayor?s Choice Award, she extended an invitation to the City Council to choose a tree for the City Council?s Choice award, a new award this year. It was decided the Mayor and Council would choose the trees on November 15 at 3:00 p.m. Nick Stewart, CEO of Tai Pan Trading, advised they are opening their third store in St. George and invited everyone to attend the ribbon cutting November 5 at 8:00 a.m. Mayor McArthur advised that Council Member Allen was on her way back from an MPO meeting in Salt Lake City and would be arriving a little late for the meeting. He asked to be excused at 5:30 p.m. to attend his father?s 87th birthday party. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for Cooper S & C regulators for the Power Department. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood recommended award of the sole source purchase from HD Supply in the amount of $84,525.60. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to award the bid as recommended. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for tree trimming and clearing of power lines. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood recommended award of the bid to Davey Tree who had the lowest overall responsive bid in the amount of $60,000. They have been the successful bidder the past three years. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to award the bid as recommended. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted ay. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. APPROVAL OF CHANGE ORDER: Consider approval of a change order to a professional services agreement to complete the work required to obtain the easements along 1250 North for the new Skyline to Green Valley 138 kV transmission line. St. George City Council Minutes November 1, 2007 Page Two Purchasing Manager Connie Hood explained the change order is with ICPE in the amount of $14,600 and was originally set up for under $10,000. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that there is enough in the budget to cover this additional cost. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to approve the change order as recommended. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for construction of the Skyline to Green Valley 138 kV transmission line. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood explained that all bidders were able to supply the equipment and manpower, but PAR submitted the lowest overall bid at $1,999,693.58. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that the bids are almost double what was estimated, and some other projects will have to be bumped. Energy Services Director Phil Solomon explained that this project was been ongoing for the past two to three years in order to get to the bid stage. In this time steel prices and labor have increased significantly. It is also hard to get labor in the electric industry, and the hourly wage for skilled help is pretty phenomenal. It has been decided to defer five to six projects. One of the biggest projects deferred is the line between the Flood Street substation and Twin Lakes Substation for a million dollars. It will be deferred until the next budget year as well as other miscellaneous projects. There is also a buffer in the budget in the amount of $150,000. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that regulators which control voltage in the substations were not budgeted, but this was put in as an amendment because extra capacity is needed at the Red Hills Substation while construction is being performed. Council Member Whatcott commented that the poles were engineered steel poles and inquired if the cost was for labor to set the poles. Mr. Solomon replied that this was correct. Par did not know the poles were two piece poles and asked for more money, but staff told them no. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to award the bid as recommended. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF BID Consider award of bid for grinding and resurfacing on the clarifiers at the Wastewater Treatment Plant. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood recommended award of the bid to the lowest responsive bidder, Gateway Company, in the amount of $93,630. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to award the bid as recommended. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. Ms. Hood explained that staff looks at the clarifiers every year when maintenance is done and determine at that time if they need to be resurfaced. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for the Ranches sewer outfall line. St. George City Council Minutes November 1, 2007 Page Three Purchasing Manager Connie Hood recommended award of the bid to the low bidder, Tri West, in the amount of $936,164.50. She advised that their bid includes Alternate One. Water Services Director Barry Barnum explained that Alternate One includes rip rap needed to protect the sewer line. It is hoped that the rock on site can be used. However, the rock may have to be imported if the rock on site has too much gypsum in it. Mayor McArthur commented that this was a not-to-exceed amount. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to award the bid as recommended in an amount not to exceed $936,164.50. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the sewer line is located on the south side of the Virgin River and will eliminate the lift station in that area. Mr. Barnum clarified that the lift station is located at the south end of Sugar Leo. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for the Bloomington Hills sewer outfall line. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood explained that this will correct the sewer crossing on the Santa Clara River by the Dixie Center. She recommended award of the bid in the amount of $1,994,960.12. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that this will allow the City to do away with the lift station and gives the City more capacity than needed and is an upgrade to the line. Water Services Director Barry Barnum advised the budget was $2,500,000. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to award the bid as recommended. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. APPROVAL OF CHANGE ORDER: Consider approval of a change order to a professional services agreement for the Mathis Park project. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood recommended approval of a change order with Carter Burgess in the amount of $9,721.83. The original purchase order was for $8,500. This will make the new total $18,221.83. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that this project is necessary as a result of the flood. The City thought it could obtain right-of-way from the adjacent property owner, but could not, so it had to redo its design of the roadway system and access. Council Member Whatcott inquired if the services had already been performed. Mr. Esplin replied that they had. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the change order. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. APPROVAL OF AGREEMENT: Consider approval of a reimbursement agreement with Boyer Green Valley, LLC. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood recommended approval of the agreement in the amount of $27,091. St. George City Council Minutes November 1, 2007 Page Four MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the agreement. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. APPROVAL OF CONTRACT: Consider approval of a local government contract with UDOT to hire Creamer and Noble to perform construction management on the Red Hills Parkway project. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that this contract is for the project on Red Hills Parkway to realign the 200 East connection and straighten out the road. UDOT is doing the project but the City is participating. UDOT will hire Creamer & Noble to do the construction management, and approval is needed to participate with them. The City?s match is 20% of $76,000. The City has funds budgeted for this project. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the contract. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for concrete and asphalt rubble crushing at the Reuse Center. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood explained that this item was tabled from the last meeting as there were some questions on the bid. The vendor transposed numbers on the bid. The City gave them an opportunity to look at it and they redid it in the amount of $53,730.05, which is still the low bid. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to award the bid as recommended. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for Microsoft licensing and exchange server for the City network. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood explained that this was approved as part of the 2008 budget. She recommended award of the bid to En Pointe in the amount of $69,097.84. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that En Pointe is under the state contract. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to award the bid as recommended. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. RESOLUTION: Consider approval of a resolution authorizing $25,000 in matching funds for a conservation grant from the U. S. Department of the Interior. Conservation Coordinator Ren? Fleming explained this grant with the Department of Interior Bureau of Reclamation targets two programs - the residential lawn water audit program, and for funding to help citizens put in more efficient irrigation systems and purchase low water use plants for landscaping. A new landscape ordinance is being drafted. Citizens will be eligible for a rebate of $150 for irrigation and $150 for plant material. The Washington County Water Conservancy District has agreed to match $5,000 with the City?s portion at $20,000. The City?s per capita use is dropping. Everyone is interested in efficient use, and green building seminars are offered free to the public. With regard to the water audit, she explained she measures how much water goes into a cup in a certain amount of time and how evenly the water is being St. George City Council Minutes November 1, 2007 Page Five distributed and does a soils test. She also looks at drip systems, and this water audit is free. She advised that the program is explained in the City?s website and newspaper advertising is being done as well. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to approve the resolution. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Bunker - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Gardner - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. Council Member Gardner commented that he would still like to refer to conservation as wise water use. SET PUBLIC HEARINGS: Community Development Director Bob Nicholson advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held October 23, 2007, recommended that six public hearings be scheduled for November 15, 2007 at 5:00 p.m. for (1) an amendment to Title 10, Chapter 7 to incorporate ?child nursery? as a conditional use permit in the Residential Estates and Agricultural zones; (2) an amendment to Title 10, Chapter 7, to add provisions for detached homes on building pads with common areas; (3) an amendment to Title 10, Chapter 7, to reduce separations between two story buildings from 15 feet to 10 feet in the Multiple Family Residential and Planned Development zones; (4) an amendment to Title 10, Chapter 19 to allow garages to be accessed from a 20 foot rear alley; (5) approval of a preliminary plat for The Flats at South Pointe; and (6) an amendment to the City General Plan Land Use Map from Low Density Residential to Medium Density Residential at the southeast corner of the intersection of River Road and 2450 South Street. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to schedule the public hearings as recommended. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried FINAL PLATS: Todd Jacobson advised that the Stone Cliff Townhomes Plat C plat was tabled in order to be scheduled for a public hearing. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that a public hearing is required because 100% of the owners did not sign the plat. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to schedule the public hearing on the earliest possible date. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. Todd Jacobson advised that the Planning Commission recommended approval of the following roadway dedication plats: Ft. Pierce Area 2, Medical Center Drive, and 1470 East Street. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the final plats and authorize the Mayor to sign them. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. St. George City Council Minutes November 1, 2007 Page Six CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT: Consider approval of a conditional use permit for additional building height for a remodeled theater building at the southeast corner of 1000 East and Red Hills Parkway. St. George Musical Theater, applicant. Les Stoker, representative. City Planner Ray Snyder displayed a conceptual rendering of the site and explained that the applicants are converting a prior movie theater into the Musical Theater. The roof height will be 42'4" to the highest point, with the midpoint at 37'1". The project exceeds landscaping requirements. The applicants propose to use two different colors of synthetic stucco on the outside of the building. The Planning Commission recommends approval subject to the height not to exceed 42'4", noise is contained inside the building and to the site, and a trash enclosure is required. Les Stoker, architect, explained that the original building contained three theaters. Two will be combined into one theater and the third remodeled into a rehearsal hall, storage, offices, etc. He advised that working drawings are being done to put the project out to bid. He explained that all the block will be covered and a brick veneer added to the front and south sides. Council Member Allen arrived. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to approve the conditional use permit, including the height. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/PRELIMINARY PLAT: Public hearing to consider approval of a preliminary plat for The Villages at Twin Lakes located at Twin Lakes Drive and 700 North. Twin Lakes A La Mode, LLC, applicant. Jason Draper, representative. City Planner John Willis displayed renderings of the project, the preliminary plat, and landscape plan. He advised the project consists of 47 residential units for a density of 6.64 units per acre. Streets are 50' wide and public. The applicant is extending and connecting their streets with 700 North. There is also a 37' private street. A 60' power easement will be relocated on 700 North. The lots are not located within the flood plain, but erosion protection will be required. 700 North will be connected to 1700 East in Middleton. The Planning Commission recommends approval. Jason Draper, Somis Engineering, advised that with regard to erosion control, they will put in additional rip rap to protect the slopes. The wash comes down through the existing golf course, and with the flood plain in the Middleton Wash, there is some potential for erosion. Rip rap and barrier protection will be added. Council Member Bunker inquired if it would be made attractive. Mr. Draper replied that there would be improved landscaping throughout the project. Further the buildings are two, four and six units, not five units. This is the first phase of hopefully two to three in order to clean up the area. Open space will be kept throughout the flood plain. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. Bill Powell, President of Twin Lakes RV Park Assocation, advised that the lift station has been out of order for three months and a temporary pump is being used to keep the sewage flowing. He inquired if the City was interested in going in with Twin Lakes A La Mode to build a new lift station. He stated that the Association had a business agreement with Twin Lakes A La Mode to work out the sewer project. The Association has to pump the tank periodically and he inquired if the City would be able to help them do this from time to time due to the expense. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that this is a private sewer. St. George City Council Minutes November 1, 2007 Page Seven Council Member Orton inquired if this problem would be solved when Twin Lakes A La Mode put in a new line. Mr. Draper replied that it would. He advised that a new lift station will be needed, and depending on schedules, hopefully within six months. Mr. Powell inquired if the former Highland Drive would be made a main road and their private road a secondary road. He inquired if they would have to turn their road over to the applicants. Mr. Draper advised that they have looked at different options of tying the roadway in. Twin Lakes will be the primary road, and they will tie into that. Mayor McArthur advised Mr. Powell that the private road was theirs. City Attorney Shawn Guzman commented that the plat shows a right-of-way for a future road in the area dedicated by Ron Stout. Mr. Draper replied that this was not correct, and the applicant only owns south of the Twin Lakes intersection. Gary Hughes, a resident on Twin Lakes Drive, advised that he paid a premium price for one of the newer homes. He advised his concerns were that the first phase of townhomes might devalue the single family homes, and he was concerned with their height. He stated he did not want to lose his view. He stated it was his understanding the whole project was open space and had been changed by the City and would never be changed back to open space. He stated he was never notified of this change. John Willis replied that where the townhomes are being built is zoned R-3. Down below is open space where the golf course was located. The R-3 zoning extends all the way up, and has always been zoned R-3. The open space will remain open space as a lot of it is in the flood plain and he did not foresee it being developed. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that the Atkins zoned the property 20 years ago. There is R-3 zoning located below Mr. Hughes and open space by the wash. The maximum height of the units which can be built is 35'. Mr. Draper advised that their object was not to have real big height. All of the units are built-in or walk-outs or reverse walk-outs to utilize the slope and minimize the height of the buildings, especially below the homes. There will be a 10' retaining wall, and no encroachment to the view. City Manager Gary Esplin clarified that this is not a PD zone but is R-3, and the applicant can go to 35' without coming to the City Council for approval. This is what is allowed in the Zoning Ordinance. There being no further public comment, Mayor McArthur closed the public hearing. Council Member Allen inquired of Mr. Draper if the applicants had ownership of the old golf course. Mr. Draper replied that they owned most of it. Council Member Allen inquired about plans to upgrade it. Mr. Draper replied that they hoped to upgrade it. Part of it will need to have a zone change from Open Space in the area not in the wash toward Twin Lakes Parkway. They are also hoping to close on some additional property soon to acquire the rest of the golf course. This will come in as part of the second phase. Council Member Allen inquired about the netting which was all over the sidewalk. St. George City Council Minutes November 1, 2007 Page Eight A man from the audience advised that it had already been picked up. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the preliminary plat. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider approval of a zone change from A-1 to RE-12.5 on 8.75 acres located at approximately 1800 South on 3000 East. James and Claudia Eardley, applicants. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that the two parcels combined total 8.75 acres. The applicant is requesting a zone change to RE-12.5, 12,500 sq. ft. minimum lot size. The density barely exceeds two units per acre which is the base density for the Little Valley area. 15% is proposed to be set aside for an equestrian facility which will be owned and maintained by the HOA. The applicants have offered a 20' trail easement by 3000 East and will end up with 18 lots. The Planning Commission recommends approval. The request is consistent with the Little Valley plan. The trail will have to be worked in with the ditch and power lines. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. Bob Willard commented that in his view nothing had changed. He stated he felt A-1 is an adequate zone with a minimum lot size of one acre. He advised he lives across the street from the subject property, and the applicant?s higher density housing will butt up to his property. He stated he moved to this area specifically to have A-1 zoning. If the request is approved, it will diminish the entire reason he moved there, and many neighbors feel the same. He stated he did not see the need for the zone change, but had no problem with the applicant breaking up his property into one acre parcels. He stated he was opposed to any zoning which would allow the applicant to do more than that. Karen Willard stated she was appalled the Planning Commission approved this request. She advised she lives across the street from the subject property. She said there was talk of creating a buffer zone between those with A-1 zoning, and there is no buffer. All the density will be right next to their property. This does not follow what the Council has been purporting for many months. She suggested the equestrian area be located to the east where the adjoining property is zoned A-1 and the houses located on 3000 East. She stated the proposal was obscene to her and needed to go back to the drawing board. There being no further public comment, Mayor McArthur closed the public hearing. Mayor McArthen then excused himself from the meeting. APPOINT MAYOR PRO TEM: MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to appoint Council Member Rod Orton as Mayor Pro Tem. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen. VOTE: All voted aye. The motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING (CONTINUED) Council Member Whatcott advised that RE-12.5 zoning allows one large animal and in the past the City has used RE-12.5 zoning as a buffer between larger and smaller lots because of the ability to have an animal. Mayor Pro Tem Orton commented that the request is consistent with what the City has been working on for two years and the applicants are within their rights to request this zoning. Mr. Nicholson explained that the trail will be on the east side of 3000 East where it has been planned for a number of years. St. George City Council Minutes November 1, 2007 Page Nine Council Member Gardner commented that the ditch will have to be covered over in order to use it as a trail. He stated his concern was in the interim if there was any usability for equestrians until the ditch was covered over. Mr. Nicholson commented that the Planning Commission felt acre lots would be inefficient and nothing more than sprawl and would not end up with attractive results. Mayor Pro Tem Orton commented that he happened to be in Mr. Nicholson?s office when Mrs. Eardley came in and she was agreeable with everything and staff helped with the design. RE-12.5 zoning has been used as a buffer in many areas. Council Member Allen inquired as to the reason the open area is planned next to the road rather than next to the Willards. Mayor Pro Tem Orton replied that it is a narrow piece of property and he did not know how else it could fit. Mr. Nicholson replied that the applicant planned their equestrian facilities where a majority are already located. Council Member Allen commented that across the street from Judd Palmer will be open space. Council Member Gardner advised that the base density in the area is two units per acre which equates to half-acre lots. The City has also allowed a density bonus as long as there is dedicated open space. In this case it is a small parcel and that open space is the equestrian facilities to be used by everyone in the subdivision. City Manager Gary Esplin commented in this case the applicant is asking for 2.05 units per acre, and in his opinion, the applicants have gone beyond what is required by the City by dedicating 15% in open space and a 20' trail easement. Council Member Gardner commented that he understood the Willard?s position. Mayor Pro Tem Orton commented that RE-12.5 zoning is still an AG zone and acts as a buffer. Council Member Gardner inquired if all the stalls could be located in the common area. City Attorney Shawn Guzman replied that if the lots are structured such that they share the common area, all the stalls could be placed in that common area. Mayor Pro Tem Orton advised that he would be voting. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to approve the zone change. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen. Council Member Gardner inquired if a development agreement would be required in addition to the zone change. City Manager Gary Esplin replied that a development would be required. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson advised that a note would also be placed on the plat. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that a note on the plat or a development agreement is needed showing what will be built in order to get the extra density of 2.05 units per acre. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised that a development agreement was preferable. St. George City Council Minutes November 1, 2007 Page Ten AMENDED MOTION: Council Member Whatcott amended his motion to include the provision that a development agreement with the applicants must be executed. SECOND: Council Member Allen seconded the motion. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that the development agreement would be brought to the City Council for approval with the preliminary plat. VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Orton called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Bunker - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Mayor Pro Tem Orton - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider approval of a zone change from A-1 to PD Commercial on 49.3 acres located in the Little Valley area at approximately 3000 South and 1870 East between the Ft. Pierce Wash and Horsemans Park. Bryce Christensen, applicant. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson advised the property is zoned A-1. The General Plan shows the area as Open Space due to the flood plain area. The most recent FEMA maps shrunk the flood plain boundary, and there is a new flood plain and erosion hazard boundary map. The Ft. Pierce Wash has been the dividing line between manufacturing and industrial and agricultural or residential on the east side. The request was heard by the Planning Commission three weeks ago and the Planning Commission recommended the property within the erosion hazard boundary not contain any structures. The applicant is proposing two different PD Commercial zones. The north end will be a retail nursery use and outside plant storage. Further south near the intersection with Horsemans Park he is proposing neighborhood commercial uses listed in the applicant?s text. Further to the south is a series of proposed uses which fall within the category of commercial or light industrial uses. The Planning Commission reviewed the list of uses and deleted a number of them, and the applicant concurred. A letter went out to the neighbors showing the deleted uses. The applicant is proposing to relocate his truck yard and gravel operation further south. The truck yard and gravel operation are operating under a conditional use permit with a ten year plan to remove the gravel. That conditional use permit has expired and the applicant is now trying to get some permanent zoning in place. He is proposing a 15' trail easement along the wash as part of the City?s master trail plan, which coincides with the floodway line. The Planning Commission recommends approval subject to the deleted uses and no permanent structures within the erosion hazard boundary. There could, however, be uses such as storage that do not entail a permanent structure. Council Member Whatcott requested a definition of ?truck terminal?. He inquired what the use was now. He stated the last thing the City wanted was another Flying J in this location. Mr. Nicholson replied that the applicant?s intent is to continue the operation he now has. Council Member Whatcott requested that the definition of ?truck terminal? be refined. Mr. Nicholson replied he would narrow down the definition to ?private?. Council Member Allen suggested that metal fabrication and welding shop both be limited to indoors only. St. George City Council Minutes November 1, 2007 Page Eleven Jeff Mathis, MRW Design, representing the applicant, stated the proposed plan is a great way to provide a buffer. The current A-1 zone allows a cattle feed yard or pig feeding lot. The proposed PD zone will allow the residents to see exactly what will be there and have the opportunity for input. By having two zones, everything the applicant does would be adjacent to Horsemans on the east and the existing gravel yard on the west. The property is bounded on the west and south by M-1 zoning and the north portion is the only portion where it touches a residential zone. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. He asked each person wishing to speak to limit their comments to three minutes and to not repeat what others have said. The City Council has been studying this issue for a long time and is aware of most of the concerns. Bill Frazier advised that no one lives closer to the project than he does. He moved here a few years ago and loves it. He loves Little Valley, and Bryce is a good guy. However, this is the wrong plan for Little Valley. The City is growing, and while many hate that, it is a great place and many people want to live here. Because of the airport this area will be one of the first places that visitors see and it must be responsibly zoned. It will be a prime inlet into the City. The plan as proposed does not provide an encompassing plan but a mish mash of 50 potential uses. This change does not bind subsequent owners and opens it up for future development or sale of the land. He stated he was not against growth but wanted the area responsibly planned. He advised he moved from Southern California because he was tired of the smog and was surprised that his oldest son has now developed respiratory problems. His disabled father had to leave the area. His father?s oxygen filters, which are supposed to last 90 days, had to be changed every 20 days because the area is so dusty. He again stated this is the wrong plan and not specific enough. He suggested the matter be remanded to the Planning Commission to make the plan more specific. The current plan does not provide what the Little Valley area needs with regard to aesthetics. Susan Frazier advised she represented several member of the Knolls community and Meadow Valley. The baseball fields are not useable by the residents in the area but they generate great revenue for the City. A park has been planned with no projected completion date. There are two new schools in the area and over 600 homes and Quality Construction is causing pollution with their asphalt trucks and never cover their loads. Bryce always covers his loads. PCI is in the business of tearing down mountainsides. She advised that everyone moved here knowing industries were located around them. She inquired about the current master plan for Little Valley and asked if the City Council could make up their minds. She stated there was a huge conflict of interest. She asked for simple, accurate and honest clarification of the master plan. She commented that the City has not been completely honest with the residents in this area. The lives and health of 2500 people are being impacted by the decisions being made. She stated she researched and learned that Quality was given permission as long as they disclosed, but they have not. Some residents were told there would be a golf course behind their homes. Many met with Bryce and worked through most of the zoning issues. He has been cooperative in covering his trucks and in dust control. She stated she agreed that Bryce should be able to continue his existing operation if his facility would not change and there would be no new trucks and he agreed to the list of deleted businesses. However, the Star Nursery site would be a gravel storage yard. She stated that one of the bigger issues is PCI?s destruction of the mountainside and pollutants and continued operation with extension permits and no license. She stated there are new asthma cases in the Knolls. Mayor Pro Tem asked Ms. Frazier to please keep her comments to three minutes. Ms. Frazier continued that air quality, safety and congestion are major concerns. Mayor Pro Tem Orton asked the audience to please refrain from applauding and stated that comments should be kept to the matter at hand. The City will not be able to solve all the concerns in Little Valley, and this public hearing is for a zone change for Bryce Christensen. St. George City Council Minutes November 1, 2007 Page Twelve Jeff Frazier inquired of Bryce Christensen the depth and dimensions of his pit. Mr. Christensen replied the pit is 60 feet deep and 4 acres wide. Jeff Frazier commented that while he was not opposed to commercial, and Bryce has a right to develop his land, everything on the west side of the wash is industrial and the other side is a planned community. If the conditional use permit has expired, he suggested that the hole be filled up and Mr. Christensen be allowed to develop something commercial, but something that goes with the rest of the neighborhood and not a misplaced mining pit. Council Member Allen commented that the area is a mining pit because that is where the gravel is located. Council Member Whatcott advised that gravel extractors in this area have been mining long before nearby residential developments were built. When the mining is complete, the applicant will be required to fill in the hole. Jeff Frazier inquired how much longer the pit would be mined. Council Member Whatcott replied that when the applicant reaches clay, he will be required to fill it up and level it off. Mike McGregor commented he felt Bryce does an exceptionally good job of controlling dust and traffic and is an outstanding citizen of St. George and should be entitled to mine the rest of the material. If the City does not give him permission to mine, he can do the same thing with a grading permit. The area in question will never make a suitable place for housing of any kind because of flood plain issues. A small neighborhood commercial development is conducive to what is across the wash. Ron Tremaine, a resident of the Knolls, thanked Bryce for being a good citizen and cleaning up the situation much better than PCI. He stated what he was concerned most about was the zone change. There will be a 90' road through Mr. Christensen?s property all the way from Horsemans Park. The road concerns him more than the mining operation and will create many trucks on the road feeding into the Knolls and onto River Road. This will create a lot of congestion next to the schools and soccer fields and is a concern for the children living in the area. Residents have not been apprised of the road and have not been told of the Planning Commission?s intent with regard to the zoning issue. This was done without the residents of the Knolls being told. He asked the City Council to consider the needs of the Knolls as discussed. Mayor Pro Tem Orton advised that there has been a master planned road there for many years. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that the road has been on the Road Master Plan for ten years or so. It parallels the Horsemans Park property and continues south. It parallels the Ft. Pierce Wash and intersects with a major road that runs east and west and will take traffic off Horsemans Park road. The road will take a portion of Bryce?s property. It will be a 90' four lane roadway. The City?s policy is to send a letter to residents within 500 feet of the zone change, and this is why not all residents of the Knolls knew about the Planning Commission hearing. It was suggested to the Planning Commission that they could continue the public hearing, but they felt comfortable so they moved forward. The City notices all public hearings and does not try to keep them secret. Mayor Pro Tem Orton commented that the City is not required to send letters to residents within 500' of a zone change, but does so as a courtesy and to try and get the message out. Paul Iverson commented there seemed to be a consensus that the residents do not want the road, but he is for the road. It makes a natural divider and makes the proposed zoning very natural. He stated he would welcome some commercial in that area so he St. George City Council Minutes November 1, 2007 Page Thirteen does not have to travel so far to get something. He stated he was in favor of the proposal. Cliff Ames, a resident of the Knolls, advised he has lived there for two to two and a half years and its is a great place to live. The biggest problem in t he area is there are soccer fields, parks, and two schools intermixed with big trucks. The entire area needs to be master planned. Bryce is the best neighbor the area can have, and his trucks are covered and clean and he does a heck of a good job. But this does not mean the trucks will not run over children. He suggested the City Council take a look at what is already there and do a master plan that makes sense. He suggested the City Council grant Mr. Christensen a conditional use permit until the problem gets solved. Council Member Bunker commented that the City does have a master plan for the Little Valley area. The gravel pit has been there for the a long time, and is suddenly clashing with what has been built. Mr. Ames commented that big trucks and little kids on bikes are going up and down the same roads. Mayor Pro Tem Orton replied this problem is not just limited to Little Valley but is in every neighborhood due to the population growth. Shauna Ceralinen commented that the corner where the four lane road is proposed is very dangerous. Her second to the oldest child just got her drivers license and she does not want her to turn left onto River Road. She advised that a large truck just about clipped her at this location. She stated it was crazy to bring more traffic there on the turn and it needs to be straightened out. With regard to air quality, she jogs every morning and as she goes along Horsemans Parkway, she has to literally duck if a big truck is coming because so much dirt is blown into her face. She stated she was not blaming Bryce. She stated the quality of the air could be seen from anywhere in St. George. She stated she would appreciate it if the City would help protect the area children. Mayor Pro Tem Orton clarified that the road is a master planned road and that is not going to change. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that the City spent two and a half years on the master plan, and if there are traffic problems, additional roads must be built. The master plan shows a 90' road through this area to serve future development in the area. When it is built next to Bryce, there will have to be a traffic signal on River Road at the intersection when warranted. Council Member Allen commented that the new road would pull traffic away from the schools and neighborhoods. Council Member Gardner commented that the road will go both ways, north and south. With regard to master plan connectivity, there will be master planned trails so the children do not have to use the busy roads. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that the park will be out to bid within the next 30-45 days. The first phase will include the park and soccer complex and is being built for the needs of the community only and to accommodate kids in the City?s soccer program. It will not be used for tournaments. There will be a trail that ties into the new school. Council Member Gardner inquired how the trail would tie into the subdivision. City Manager Gary Esplin replied that the City owns the property on the north side of the road, and there might be connection in-between some of the lots. There is supposed to be an easement that allows it to come down from the subdivision. St. George City Council Minutes November 1, 2007 Page Fourteen Council Member Gardner commented that the concerns of the neighborhood are legitimate, and if a little stretch of connectivity to the subdivision has not been included, the City may need to take a look at that design. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that the trail is being designed as part of the development of the park. The first phase uses up the entire budget. As part of the second phase perhaps staff can figure out how to connect the second phase to the first. Council Member Gardner commented that this connectivity was critical. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson commented that there are not very many north south roads. The nearest is Little Valley Road and it is only two lanes with homes fronting it. There is no opportunity to expand it. This proposed four lane road is very needed, as there are no other four lane roads until 3000 East. Council Member Whatcott commented the problem right now is not located in the zone change area, but north of it from River Road to Horsemans Park Road as the children go to school. This area will be a problem as long as there are trucks there unless a sidewalk is built with a buffer so that the children can ride their bikes. That is the issue and it will get worse as the area develops. The City needs to seriously take a look at this. A stipulation needs to be made that Bryce will put this in when he develops, or the City should put it in now. Council Member Gardner commented that this is a legitimate concern of the neighborhood. Perhaps the City needs to change its priorities and get it done. Council Member Allen stated that she has received several phone calls and e-mails from parents validly concerned about their children and the lack of sidewalks. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that if the City Council feels strongly about it, the trail could be extended as part of the first phase of the park and soccer complex. Council Member Whatcott commented that while this is a totally separate issue from the zone change, it needs to be addressed. Council Member Gardner commented that everyone is concerned about air quality. The City has tried to obtain more construction water in the area and Bill Swensen has been policing the area regularly to make sure those involved meet guidelines. Bryce has gone above and beyond what is required to meet those guidelines, and most of the others have too, but it is a hard thing to monitor 24 hours a day, and any time there is an extended dry season, it gets worse. He stated he did not know all the answers, but staff is working closely with those doing the excavation to solicit their cooperation, and they have been willing. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that the dust control ordinance will be on the next City Council agenda. Staff has been working on it for the past six months trying to put some teeth into it so they can cite offenders. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised it is being called the ?Fugitive Dust ordinance?. Bill Swensen commented that the concerns of the citizens are a reality and the City is doing something about it. The ordinance will be on the agenda in two weeks. It is very thorough and has teeth which the City will use if necessary. The contractors have been responding. The ordinance is supported by contractors, citizens and the public employees around the County. PCI is on board as well as Sunroc, Western, and Bryce. As a result of the ordinance residents will see a dramatic improvement in the Little Valley area. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised that the ordinance will apply to contractors grading throughout the community, not just in the Little Valley area. St. George City Council Minutes November 1, 2007 Page Fifteen Council Member Allen commented that the air quality problems in southern Utah, according to the EPA, are caused by dust. Council Member Gardner commented that he has tried to see where the dust is coming from, and some of it is coming from Arizona where there is a mine just across the border. Also dirt gets moved by the wind, and this is a common problem for all, not just Little Valley. Council Member Bunker inquired if the new ordinance addressed covered loads. Mr. Swensen replied that it did. All loads will be covered excluding hot asphalt and large boulders. Council Member Whatcott commented that he hoped the ordinance would make a difference, but without question, the Little Valley area has the most dust of anyone. City Attorney Shawn Guzman commented that the hours of operation will also be regulated. Bill Swensen commented the ordinance requires the use of water for prewatering before there is a dust problem. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained how a PD zone works, and that when the actual buildings are proposed, the public will have a chance to look at them and the elevations and site plan. Tonight the applicant is requesting approval for uses. Mayor Pro Tem Orton explained that each time something is proposed in a PD project, the City Council will see it. Council Member Allen commented that the PD zone approval runs with the land, and even if the land were sold, it would still be zoned PD Commercial and the neighbors would have the opportunity to see everything proposed. The City also now asks for a materials board so the City Council can see even the materials used on the buildings. Mayor Pro Tem Orton stated that in fairness to the applicant, the discussion should focus on the applicant?s request. Rod Ohlwiler, a resident of the Knolls and real estate broker, commented that he was familiar with the zoning but his concern is how it affects the surrounding master plan. Mr. Christensen?s conditional use permit has expired, and if the City allows him to continue for the time being until he is at the stage where he is ready to fill in the pit, then he would be ready at that time to request commercial zoning. He stated he did not understand the hurry to have commercial zoning as long as he is still mining the gravel pit. Bryce Christensen, applicant, advised he has been operating his mining operation long before the Knolls was there. He has been working on this plan for seven years. Mr. Ohlwiler stated he was not opposed to a nursery with plants. Mr. Christensen advised that the nursery is proposing to put in a landscape yard with landscape rocks, just like the landscape rocks residents of the Knolls have purchased from him. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson commented that the property is zoned A-1 and conditional uses relate directly to some sort of agricultural commercial use. If just plant storage were proposed, it would fit in the A-1 zone. But because a retail store is wanted, this is where it transitions into commercial. St. George City Council Minutes November 1, 2007 Page Sixteen Council Member Gardner commented that the zone change made a lot of sense, and allowing an extension of the conditional use permit would not change anything. The only way to solve the issues with connectivity and dust control is with the zone change. Mr. Nicholson advised that greenhouses and plant nurseries are allowed in the A-1 zone, but not retail sales. Mayor Pro Tem Orton again reminded that the issue at hand is the zone change. An unidentified man from the audience commented that rock storage would create more big truck traffic. City Attorney Shawn Guzman reminded audience members that for recording purposes it would be helpful if one person was recognized by the Mayor Pro Tem before speaking. Cheryl Brandt stated she could not understand how the City Council could make a decision when they had no idea what the applicant wanted to put in. She asked if the list could be narrowed to the top five. Mayor Pro Tem Orton replied that the commercial zone had to be in place before the applicant can make application for anything. The City Council cannot approve a zone change based on what will be there. Council Member Whatcott explained the difference between commercial and PD zoning. Tim Stewart stated he felt the cart was being put before the horse. He stated the zone change should be tabled until the issue of Horseman Park Road and River Road is dealt with and the bridge is finished, the light is in and traffic is not increased there. Approving the zone change will increase traffic, and everyone has had a close call there with a truck or someone coming over the bridge that they can?t see. It is irresponsible to approve the zone change when traffic has not been addressed. Also, ten years ago when Mr. Christensen was given the conditional use permit, it was temporary and had an expiration date because the City knew residential was coming in. Residential and mining are like oil and water and do not mix. He stated he could understand putting in a buffer, and he would like to work with Bryce to do that, but until the traffic issues are solved, the zone change would be irresponsible. Council Member Whatcott commented that it is the developer who puts in the changes, and in order to do that he has to have the zone. The problem, however, needs to be solved before additional traffic is allowed. Council Member Gardner inquired when a light at this location would be installed. Public Works Director Larry Bulloch replied that right now a signal is not warranted. Council Member Allen inquired how a warrant was determined. Mr. Bulloch replied that a warrant is established by national standards, and each intersection is evaluated based on conditions to determine what is the best thing to provide for traffic flow. The City monitors all of the major intersections regularly to see if a signal is the right solution. This location does not warrant a signal, but this does not mean it won?t warrant one in the future. The bridge is in transition and will be removed someday. In the meantime another bridge has been provided traffic purposes and as an upgrade is needed, the old one will come out and the new one will match the elevation of the higher structure. Council Member Gardner inquired if visibility would be improved. Mr. Bulloch replied that staff could look at that. Council Member Allen inquired where the bridge replacement was on the priority list. St. George City Council Minutes November 1, 2007 Page Seventeen Mr. Bulloch replied that it is not programmed for the immediate future. It is a multi-million dollar project, and priorities right now are the Southern Parkway and Bluff Street and Dixie Drive interchanges. Council Member Whatcott commented that the bridge should be a top priority in order to make this corner safer. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that a national standard warrant must be met so cities can defend themselves if there are problems. Safety is another issue, however, and maybe in this case a light should be installed before the warrant is met. Council Member Gardner commented that the safety issue at this corner is unique because of the number of trucks and the alignment. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that he was not sure the proposed zone change would increase truck traffic. Council Member Gardner commented that an issue has been brought forth that the City needs to be sensitive to and it should give a signal back to the neighborhood that it is willing to address the problem. Council Member Whatcott stated that the zone change could increase truck traffic, but at that point Bryce would have to eliminate that problem before he was allowed to develop in that zone. Without the zone change the problem never gets fixed nor would the City have access to financial help from Bryce. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised that the City does not require a traffic study for a zone change. A traffic study is done when a project is proposed and is paid for by the applicant, and in a case like this would include either participation or installing the traffic light. Jim Able, a resident of the Knolls, commented that if the zone change is allowed it will be like letting the genie out of the bottle. If the applicant comes back and the proposed project fits the guidelines, it is much tougher to say no than if the City were to hold off on the zone change now. The entire road is an unfinished project and from a priority standpoint seems better to delay any decision now and allow some issues to be worked through rather than passing the decision to a future City Council since the make-up of the City Council will change at the beginning of the year. He stated he felt the applicant was trying to rush the zone change through with the current City Council. Council Member Gardner commented that the problems already existing are independent of what happens with the zone change. Mike McGregor stated he would like to comment on the contention about what constitutes a rock pit for decorative rock. There are a lot of them around town and they are basically piles of gravel or contained cement areas with specialized gravel. They are not obnoxious in any way; they create no traffic, no dust, are innocuous and almost look like vacant property in activity and in storage. Elizabeth Able suggested the matter be tabled for now. She stated the property should remain as is. She expressed concern about the safety of kids riding their bikes. She recommended the Bryce?s conditional use permit be extended. She stated her father had a sand and gravel pit and heavy equipment, and Bryce is careful. However, she is concerned about the buses and kids and trucks. She suggested a culvert be put in across the river by Desert Sands by the sewer for access into the industrial park. This would completely alleviate all truck traffic on the road. Lubelle Riley expressed concern with the diesel fumes in the area, especially in the morning. Bryce Christensen, applicant, advised that Sunroc has a couple hundred trucks, and he has 16. His trucks are fairly new and are electronic and the emissions cannot be seen. St. George City Council Minutes November 1, 2007 Page Eighteen Sunroc starts their operation at 3:00 in the morning. The proposed road is master planned and roads are needed. The EPA regulates air quality and they visited him a few months ago and gave him an ?A?. Lanie Barton commented her concern is with the kids and adding more trucks onto the road. To rezone the property would be asking for more trouble. Alice Gardner commented she is concerned about the safety of the road, and the master plan should be looked at to see if another road could direct traffic away from River Road and the entrance to the neighborhood. She stated she was against the zone change and the area should be kept residential. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson advised the applicant proposes a nursery, neighborhood commercial, and the lower 30 acres with heavier uses. In addition to his yard there could be other contractor shops. Council Member Whatcott commented that the infrastructure has to be in in order to accommodate the additional trucks. If the City continues to do as it has always done, the developer builds the road. There is no reason to leave the area zoned AG-1 because the road will never get built otherwise. Changing the zone does not mean instant trucks. If the applicant wants to use the property for PD Commecial, the infrastructure has to be put in place before that can happen. Marcy Welch advised that she works for Bryce Christensen. She said they try hard every day to make the drivers be good and do everything the City wants them to do. It is not just Bryce?s trucks that are causing a problem at the intersection. River Road is a main road and the problem will still be there long after they are gone. Once the new road is built, the trucks won?t be there anymore. There being no further public comment, Mayor Pro Tem Orton closed the public hearing. Council Member Bunker commented that some of the uses proposed for the southern portion concern her. She stated she liked the plan for the northern park and the nursery. She inquired if it would be possible to make a motion to approve a portion of the plan and leave the other for more evaluation. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that the City Council has the right to approve uses and eliminate any that are offensive. Council Member Gardner advised that in a PD the applicant has to have specific approval for whatever is brought in. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that the City Council has to approve the uses as they come in, but the requirements for that approval at that point are different. If the City Council now has any problems with uses, they should eliminate them. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson read the proposed uses and those eliminated by the Planning Commission. Denny Torres advised he lived behind Horseman Park Road. His concern is with the truck traffic and noise and trucks blowing smog into his backyard. Addressing Mayor Pro Tem Orton, Mr. Torres said he had no respect for him and that Mayor Pro Tem Orton didn?t care about the residents? concerns. Mayor Pro Tem Orton called for a break. Upon conclusion of the break, the meeting resumed. Council Member Bunker commented she did not have a problem with the nursery if the decorative rock were eliminated. St. George City Council Minutes November 1, 2007 Page Nineteen Council Member Gardner commented that Mr. Christensen is not opposed to coming back to the City Council any time there is a proposed use, and he is not concerned with entitlement of the list. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson advised the purpose of the PD zone is to know the uses and the City Council would be granting some degree of entitlement to the proposed uses. The question is if the City Council is comfortable with the list of uses. The applicant will have to show building elevations, but if approved, the contractor yard is on the approved list of uses. Council Member Bunker commented that she had a problem with a lot of the uses and wondered if it would be better to approve some and have a work meeting to discuss what it is the City wants in this area. City Manager Gary Esplin advised there were a few alternatives. If the City Council is comfortable with zoning on the north end, it could approve the PD zone and include in the lower portion only those uses Mr. Christensen would need to continue his operation, and allow other uses in the lower portion to come back at a later time. That way the applicant would have the ability to continue his gravel, sand and trucking operation. No other businesses would be allowed to go in until he gets through extracting all the gravel. Mr. Christensen commented that this would work for him. Mayor Pro Tem Orton commented that on break he was made aware of concerns about other uses being put in right now. No business would be allowed to go in in any portion until all the improvements were made, including road, sewer and everything else the City requires to be in place. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that if for instance a storage facility wanted to be located there, that use would be looked at with regard to the impact on infrastructure. A full road may not be required - it would be based on the individual business and effect on the situation as it currently exists. Surely the City Council would not approve anything else there until there is another road. An improved asphalt road is needed. The City does not allow access to businesses on dirt roads. Council Member Gardner stated that as a property owner Mr. Christensen is legitimately making a request. The City Council has visited the site a number of times and has heard the concerns of the neighborhood which are legitimate. It is obvious there is a huge dust issue and the City is addressing it. The neighborhood is concerned about traffic and kids on the road at the same time. If City property can solve the problem, the City should move forward with a plan for connectivity immediately and direct staff to do that from the entrance of the Knolls to the south where the school will be. Connectivity should be made a part of Phase One of the park to help solve this problem immediately. The City will look at a light and the bridge. Because of the uniqueness of the trucks and schools and that intersection, the bridge needs to be looked at, and the City will respond to this. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to grant the zone change, indicating that it complies with the City?s long term master plan, and is an appropriate use for the specific property. When the road is built it will become more evident that it is the right use and will help solve problems and identify the eventual use of the property. He clarified that the lower portion of the property from the dark line south would remain in the use that Bryce Christensen Excavating is doing right now and any other use would have to be approved in the years to come. This provides opportunity for retail on the northern piece. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson clarified that Mr. Christensen?s present use of the property includes gravel extraction, a truck yard, and truck repair shop. St. George City Council Minutes November 1, 2007 Page Twenty Council Member Gardner inquired of Mr. Christensen if he repaired his trucks on site. Mayor Pro Tem Orton commented that Mr. Christensen could do no more than he was doing now. Mr. Christensen verified that he repaired his trucks on site. Council Member Gardner commented he did not find that use offensive, but consistent with the present uses. Mr. Nicholson clarified that the allowed uses would be for gravel extraction, a truck yard, and servicing of Mr. Christensen?s own fleet. Council Member Bunker inquired if Council Member Gardner?s motion approved all the uses listed for the northern portion, including a nursery with landscape rock. Council Member Gardner clarified that it did. Council Member Whatcott commented that the problem is that one business alone does not require the additional road improvements, or the stop light at River Road, or the bridge to be reconfigured so that the concrete barriers do not block the line of sight. If this is done individually, the improvements will never get to where they need to be, but cumulatively they do. He stated he agreed with the concept and is in favor of the zone change, but is worried about the mechanics of making it work. Council Member Allen commented that staff has now been instructed to look at the traffic problem with the bridge. Council Member Gardner commented that his understanding of how this will work is that the suggested use will not add to the number of trucks and would be very minimal. If the City did nothing, there would still be a problem. The City needs to step up and look to see what it can do to resolve the problems. He stated he did not think the City could impose the solution totally on a zone change. City Manager Gary Esplin clarified that the City can only require what the applicant?s business is required to improve. As an example, he stated the first, second and third businesses would not be required to make improvements, but when the fourth business came in, the threshold would be met and the fourth business would then have to pay for everything. He stated that if Star Nursery located here, under the current motion, they would have to present their plans, elevations, layout, materials, etc. for approval before they could begin building. There would also have to be an engineering site analysis, traffic study, and they would have to pay for a portion of what they add to the problem. Council Member Whatcott commented that in a PD, the City has the right to impose restrictions. City Attorney Shawn Guzman clarified that for a parcel within a PD zone to be developed, the City can require the plan for the entire parcel to see where the buildings will be located. If the applicant wants a change later on, he would have to come back to the City Council and show the change. The City also approves the uses within the PD zone. A preliminary traffic study could be done based on the entire piece, but this is something the City has not done before. Or a development agreement can be used. Council Member Whatcott commented that the problem is the Knolls. He inquired who owned the property from the back walls and if they were required to put in a trail on that side of the road or a sidewalk because they owned the property. In order to get the infrastructure in and eliminate safety issues, a PD zone gives the City the ability to make sure it is right when the development goes in. St. George City Council Minutes November 1, 2007 Page Twenty One Council Member Allen expressed concern with the zone change if it did not include improvements for the businesses. A conditional use permit is different than a zone change. There is already an existing business and the improvements should go in. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised that Mr. Christensen?s use of the property was pre-existing. Council Member Allen commented that his use was through a conditional use permit. She commented that if Mr. Christensen continued the existing use of his property for another 20 years, this would mean the road would not get improved for 20 years. City Attorney Shawn Guzman replied that unless he changed some aspect of the business, this would be correct. What he is doing now does not trigger the City?s ability to make him complete the roadway or to provide funds to help. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that the conditional use permit has expired. The truck facility there now will move to the south, so a new application is required. Mr. Christensen stated that he was not going to move the truck facility. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that the conditional use has expired, but the City at some time agreed with his phasing and use of the property before there were any adjacent homes. To say that the applicant doesn?t have the right to be there is not fair to the original intent. City Attorney Shawn Guzman stated he disagreed with Bob Nicholson and that if Mr. Christensen continued what he is doing now, this would not trigger the City?s ability to say it wants a traffic study and require offsite improvements. Council Member Gardner commented that a lot of time and money has been wasted on traffic studies just to find out that improvements are not justified. Perhaps a small contribution would be appropriate after some calculation is made and the applicant is willing to address the issue. If it needs to be tweaked in a work meeting, he stated he would be willing to table the matter. Council Member Allen commented that in her mind the road should be finished. Bryce Christensen, applicant, commented that the frontage road goes nowhere. He stated he would participate when the time comes which is when the population warrants the road. Council Member Allen inquired about the intersection on River Road. Mr. Christensen replied that the City has a development agreement with Quality to finish the road to his property. The dirt has been dug out and cut back into the wash. He stated he felt the road should be three to four feet higher to protect homes and property to the north. When the nursery is put in, he will develop the frontage for the nursery. He stated the frontage road would have nowhere to go until there is development to the south. Council Member Allen inquired about completion of Horsemans Park Road. City Manager Gary Esplin replied that maybe the City could finish it to solve the concern about it. Bryce just wants to operate like he is now and perhaps the northern portion could be approved with a development agreement. The City Council could also grant a conditional use permit for as long as he is operating today on the south portion but indicate that when the road goes somewhere to the south, and the eventual plan is to take it to Commerce Drive, Bryce would agree to dedicate and improve his portion at that time. A conditional use permit would allow his existing uses until the gravel is gone. He recommended that the City Council proceed with the zone change on the northern portion of the property along with approval of the proposed uses, but when it is St. George City Council Minutes November 1, 2007 Page Twenty Two developed Mr. Christensen will have to come to the City for a development agreement to address the improvements. Council Member Gardner clarified that a development agreement would not be needed until Mr. Christensen came in with a proposed development on the northern portion. City Manager Gary Esplin recommended that the applicant?s current operation should be allowed through a conditional use permit to continue the gravel extraction and existing uses until the gravel is gone. Part of the conditional use permit would be that the applicant agrees to dedicate and improve his frontage along the main road when the road goes somewhere to the south, or is needed by the City. AMENDED MOTION: Council Member Gardner amended his previous motion to grant the zone change on the northern piece of property. When a use is proposed, a development agreement will identify what improvements need to go in at that time. The lighter shaded area is approved for a conditional use permit with a development agreement that says when the property is improved or the City needs the road further to the south, at that point in time the property would participate in development of the road. City Attorney Shawn Guzman clarified that the lighter shaded area referred to is on the zone change exhibit map dated November 1, 2007. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen. VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Orton called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Bunker - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Mayor Pro Tem Orton - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. Council Member Allen commended the audience on its patience. She stated that Mr. Torres? remark was very uncalled for and embarrassing to the group. Mayor Pro Tem Orton commented that this City Council has worked and sweated over Little Valley more than any other area of the City and has done what?s best for the whole community in St. George. PUBLIC HEARING/RESOLUTION: Public hearing to consider amendments to the fiscal year 2007-2008 budget for the City of St. George. City Manager Gary Esplin recommended adjustments to the budget based on the salary market survey. Mayor Pro Tem Orton opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the salary survey uses 26 cities with a population of 25,000 or more and uses some counties where there are no similar positions. Special districts are used for fire and water positions. The average increase is 4.5%. Council Member Allen commented that the City budgeted $600,000 for salary adjustments. City Manager Gary Esplin stated that the cost went up more than anticipated. St. George City Council Minutes November 1, 2007 Page Twenty Three Council Member Allen commented that the City does a salary survey and adjusts salaries every year, not just this year. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the resolution. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Orton called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Bunker - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Allen - aye Mayor Pro Tem Orton - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT: Consider approval of a conditional use permit to establish a car wash in a C-1 zone located at the southwest corner of Ft. Pierce Drive and River Road. Jeff Morby, applicant. City Planner Ray Snyder explained that the applicant?s original request was for a zone change to PD, but was withdrawn. They instead submitted a request to amend the City Code by adding car washes in the C-1 zone with a conditional use permit. The applicant has spent a lot of time working on the driveway locations. There are no driveways on Ft. Pierce. The City Traffic Engineer is in support of the proposal for a right-in right-out only. The Planning Commission recommends approval subject to the following conditions: (1) Install two speed bumps on the east side of the building to discourage traffic passing through the property to use as a short cut to River Road and bypass the signalized intersection of River Road and Ft. Pierce Drive. (2) Install additional landscaping on the south wall between this commercial site and adjoining residential property. Create tree canopies that intermingle. (3) Install a right-in and right-out only driveway on River Road. (4) The hours of operation shall be controlled to only 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. year round. (5) The site shall incorporate dark sky style lighting. A photometric plan shall be submitted during the plan check process for staff review. (6) The vacuums shall be clustered as close as possible to the landscaping on the north side of the property. Staff shall verify during the plan check process. (7) The block wall on the south side of the property between the commercial site the adjacent residential property shall meet city ordinance for walls. Staff shall verify during the plan check process. (8) The washing bays shall have plastic or vinyl sheeting. Mr. Snyder advised that two letters in opposition to the request have been received. Larry Blake, applicant, advised that he has owned the property for 15 years and has pushed the accesses as far south as possible, and agreed that there would be no access on Ft. Pierce. Also, the building was moved as far north as possible to make it fit into the area. Council Member Whatcott inquired if there was a right hand turn lane into the project from River Road. Mr. Blake replied that they have already had to push the accesses as far south as possible in order to utilize the property for anything. A right hand turn lane will not fit. They ended up with a remnant piece of property after the road went in, for which they had to give up some property. They also participated in a special improvement district. St. George City Council Minutes November 1, 2007 Page Twenty Four Council Member Whatcott commented that cars traveling 40 mph will have to stop for cars turning into the car wash. Mr. Blake replied there is the same problem with the convenience store across the street. He again advised that when they agreed with the City where the accesses would be and that there would be no access to Ft. Pierce, this is what they ended up with. Jeff Morby, applicant, explained that they have been working on this project for two years and met with Aron Baker several times on access. It is not the best, but it is about all that can be done because of their participation in the special improvement district, and allowing the City to bring a drain down took 20 feet of their property. Their intent is to be a good neighbor. The elevations are upscale, and together with the landscaping will improve the corner. Mike Call, a resident of the Sunrise View Townhomes, advised he has lived in Bloomington Hills for 23 years. The townhomes are located adjacent to the car wash. He expressed concern with turning on to Ft. Pierce Drive. He advised there is no turn lane onto 1400 East, and traffic backs up causing gridlock. It is difficult to turn left into Mr. D?s, and there is a new subdivision in the works south of Ft. Pierce. He stated he did not want the obnoxious noise from vacuums, stereos, and beeping coin machines, littering, traffic and pollution which this business will bring into a nice neighborhood. Mayor Pro Tem Orton advised that the property is zoned commercial, and the proposed use would generate less traffic than other uses. Ms. Wagoner stated the proposed project would add to the traffic and it now takes her five minutes to get out of her driveway in the morning. Mr. Call suggested the property could be used for extra parking for Mr. D?s. Mayor Pro Tem Orton replied that the applicants have a right to a commercial use. Ms. Wagoner stated there were safety issues crossing the street. Council Member Gardner commented the car wash is a conditional use in a commercial zone. There are a lot of other uses which could go in without the City Council ever seeing them. The property will be developed. Mayor Pro Tem Orton advised that the property is zoned commercial and the applicants have a right to put anything on the property that is on the list of approved commercial uses. Council Member Allen commented that a car wash seemed to be less of an impact and a better use than another convenience store, which the applicants could put there. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that there are certain uses in the commercial zone which require a conditional use permit, and certain uses which do not. If the applicants wanted to build a convenience store on the property, they could do so without City Council approval. A car wash requires a conditional use permit. City Planner Ray Snyder showed the list of commercial uses to Ms. Wagoner. Mr. Call commented his biggest concern is the loitering and after hours noise. He understands the applicants own the property and have earned the right to do what they want. Colette Bergeron commented that this corner is a death trap. She inquired if the City or applicant would be willing to pay for a big lawsuit when someone is killed there. She stated that one gentleman who could not be here this evening suggested that River Road be widened. St. George City Council Minutes November 1, 2007 Page Twenty Five Mayor Pro Tem Orton replied that the road is master planned and the applicants have met every rule placed on them by the City. They have a piece of property and have rights. Further, the traffic will not be created by this project, as the traffic is already there. Barbara Biggs, a homeowner across from Sunrise View, inquired if there would be a left turn lane onto 1400, or a stop sign coming from Ft. Pierce going east on the corner. She advised this corner is a deathtrap. She commented that with this plan, the majority of homeowners will come out into 1400 and make more traffic on that corner. She stated that the traffic study must have been done on a Sunday or at night, because Ft. Pierce is a very busy road. Council Member Gardner inquired if there was a way to have a double turn lane to go north. Mayor Pro Tem Orton replied that staff has written down this suggestion and will check on it. Council Member Whatcott commented that the area is not wide enough for a double turn lane. Elizabeth Able advised that she has lived in the area for three years. She suggested that a little median be installed off 700 South where the gas station is by Little Ceasars. She also suggested installation of a median by the golf course and widening the road a little for a turn lane. Larry Blake advised there will be a T-bone so traffic can only turn right. Council Member Gardner commented that while he recognized the concerns of the neighbors, the owners have vested property rights. Property rights are guaranteed by the land in which we live and the Constitution. He stated he did not find the proposed use offensive. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the conditional use as requested subject to the eight recommendations of the Planning Commission. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. Council Member Whatcott commented he still believed there were traffic issues there. He stated he agreed with the T and the right-in and right-out, but there are major problems on Ft. Pierce which are not the applicants? fault. Even if the traffic department looked at it again and gives it a second thought, a right hand turn lane is needed. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that traffic issues will be discussed at the next work meeting. If the City Council is inclined to approve the request, perhaps they could impose a condition that the traffic be reviewed and have staff answer the questions that have been brought up before the final stamp of approval is given. The City cannot respond to the concerns without traffic staff present. AMENDED MOTION: Council Member Gardner amended his previous motion to approve the conditional use permit subject to the recommendations of the Planning Commission, and with hopeful involvement and further discussion on the traffic issues. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Orton called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. Council Member Whatcott commented that the applicants are logical people and if there are options to make the project more accommodating for the neighbors and safer access, he would think the applicants would be for it. However, there may not be any options. St. George City Council Minutes November 1, 2007 Page Twenty Six Jeff Morby, applicant, advised that they are not proposing anything that would jeopardize the safety of anyone. There is a little flexibility as they have more landscaping than required. He stated they would be willing to make it fit as best as they can. Mayor Pro Tem Orton commented there had to be give and take from the City too. SIGN VARIANCE: Consider approval of a variance to the Sigh Code to allow a 66' tall pole sign at approximately 2800 East and north of 850 North Street. Tai Pan Trading Co., applicant. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that this request was heard by the Sign Review Board two weeks ago who debated it for an hour. The bottom line is the Tai Pan Trading property is 16 feet lower to the rear of the store below adjacent grade. They are asking for a 66' sign to make up that difference. The Sign Review Board recommended approval due to the unique circumstances of the site and with the condition that photo simulations of the sign are provided to the City Council. He advised that at one time a retaining wall was proposed for the sign where the power pole is, but due to the cost it was not economically feasible. He displayed pictures of the site and proposed pole. Council Member Gardner commented that because of the location, he did not think the height of the sign was an issue as it would not be imposing. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the sign variance. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. BUILDING DESIGN/CONCEPTUAL SITE PLAN: City Planner Ray Snyder explained this request is for a parking structure for the Stephen Wade car dealership. The site is zoned PD. The applicant can do a paved parking lot without coming before the City Council, but since they are requesting a two level parking structure, they must have Council approval. The highest point of the parking structure is at street level of Blackridge Drive. The building will have to meet setbacks. He displayed a photo simulation of the site. The Planning Commission asked that the landscaping comply with the landscaping plan and what is provided in the packet this evening. The Planning Commission recommends approval subject to the following conditions: (1) The structure, colors and materials shall be per October 23, 2007 submittal to the Planning Commission and City Council on November 1, 2007. (2) The parking structure is approved for two levels as presented. (3) Display vehicles on pads 23-26 shall be accessed by the parking structure and not Blackridge Drive. (4) A SPR (site plan review) application along with four sets of plans shall be submitted to the Development Services Department for standard plan check review. (5) Provide a photometric plan. Pole lighting shall be of a dark sky style with no lens protruding below the side perimeter of the fixture. The light levels are to be verified by a light meter prior to occupancy. (6) Any signage shall be under separate permit. (7) The landscaping shall be installed to match the landscape plan submitted. (8) Meet the requirements of the City Traffic Engineer. (9) Meet the requirements of UDOT. (10) All signing and striping shall conform to the City of St. George and MUTCD standards. Council Member Gardner inquired about future traffic issues. St. George City Council Minutes November 1, 2007 Page Twenty Seven Bill Western, representing the applicant, advised there would be no entrance off Black Ridge Drive. The structure will be located inside the dealership where there is already an existing driveway. Future roadway improvements will not impact the structure. The structure will be used for storage, auto storage and customer parking, etc. The structure is located 20' back from the road, and there are plans in the works for realignment of the road. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the building design/conceptual site plan. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Orton called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. HILLSIDE DEVELOPMENT PERMIT: City Planner Ray Snyder explained the applicant, Sunroc, would like a hillside development permit for storage yard expansion on two acres off River Road behind the existing Sunroc plant. The Hillside Review Board met on site and recommended approval subject to: (1) The cuts will be subject to the geotech engineer?s recommendations for stability. (2) The actual cut may be vertical if demonstrated to be stable, otherwise it will be required to be sloped. (3) The top of the hill shall be undisturbed. (4) Safety warnings shall be installed on top to warn any hikers, bikers, or off-road vehicles to avoid the area. This may be accomplished by barriers or signage. (5) The applicant shall designate a ?no disturb area? on the plans and install orange fencing to indicate construction limits. (6) A single level Geneva concrete block course shall be installed at the toe of the cut to function as a retaining wall for any rock fall or debris. (7) The applicant shall resolve with staff the issue of zoning on the site. (8) An official grading plan shall be processed by Development Services. The Planning Commission recommended approval subject to: (1) The recommendations of the Hillside Review Board. (2) A zone change application shall be submitted and approved by the City Council. (3) A site plan review application shall be submitted to Development Services for processing. It shall include a site plan, grading plan, cross sections, erosion control plan, and other details as deemed applicable by staff. Council Member Bunker inquired about fossils. She was advised that the site has already been disturbed and there are no fossils on site. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the hillside development permit subject to the recommendations of the Hillside Review Board and Planning Commission. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Orton called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. LOT SPLIT: City Planner Ray Snyder explained the applicant would like to split one lot into two at 167 South 500 East and end up with two lots, each 8,712 square feet. This is compatible with the zone, which is R-1-8. The narrowest a lot can be in the R-1-8 zone is 70'. This old lot was 132' x 132', so the lots will be 66' wide. The RCC zone allows a 65' wide lot. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the lot split. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Orton called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AGREEMENT: Consider approval of a public defender agreement with Lamar Winward. St. George City Council Minutes November 1, 2007 Page Twenty Eight City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the law requires a public defender for those who cannot afford to hire an attorney. Lamar Winward has done a great job in past years, and it has been three years since his last increase. He recommended approval of the agreement in the amount of $25,344 annually. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the agreement. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Orton called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. REQUEST TO CLOSE STREET: Consider approval of a request to close 300 East Street between 400 and 500 South Streets on November 24, 2007 for the annual temple lighting program. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, applicant. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that street closure for this event has been done in the past without any problems. Closure of the street helps with traffic control and makes for a nice community event. He recommended approval. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to approve the request. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Gardner. VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Orton called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. REQUEST TO CLOSE STREET: Consider approval of a request to close a portion of Main Street between Tabernacle and 100 South on November 9 from 2:00 - 8:00 p.m. for the Dixie State College Centennial Campaign kick-off celebration. Dixie State College, applicant. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the College is expecting a large number of people at the Town Square. Staff?s only concern is they are asking the City to do traffic control and participate in the event. Staff wants to make sure that access to the bank is accommodated as in the past. Council Member Bunker commented that very talented local people are in the charge of the event. She invited everyone to attend. She stated her only concern is that every event at the Town Square might ask to have the street closed. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the request. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Orton called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Consider approval of the minutes of the special City Council meeting held October 11, 2007. And Consider approval of the minutes of the regular City Council meeting held October 18, 2007. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the minutes as presented. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Orton called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. St. George City Council Minutes November 1, 2007 Page Twenty Nine CLARIFICATION OF MINUTES: City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised that Blue Mountain Group has some concern with the minutes and would like clarification of what occurred. Matt Ence, representing Blue Mountain Group, advised that when his clients left the meeting two weeks ago after the City Council considered their request, they left with the understanding that the City Council had invited them back for consideration of a PD mixed use development with design changes that would address the issues which were brought up. Since that time, staff, after interpreting the minutes, said based on the motion made by Council Member Allen, it was found that the request was denied based on the finding that the property was not located within the urban core. Staff interprets this to mean that the applicant cannot come back with a request for another mixed use PD zone change proposal, and this is not what the applicants took away with them from the discussion with the City Council. He stated his clients are ready to come back to the City Council with a mixed use proposal. City Attorney Shawn Guzman read the motion from the minutes. Council Member Allen commented that perhaps some of the issues talked about need revisiting. She was trying to have both sides work together. Mayor Pro Tem Orton commented that before the motion was made, the City Council agreed the highest and best use for that property was not a residential neighborhood. Deputy City Attorney Paula Houston instructed the City Council that findings had to be made as part of any motion. Council Member Allen commented that the whole point of the motion was to deny it so they could move on and come back. Mr. Ence commented that the motion as written is inherently contradictory. City Attorney Shawn Guzman commented that one of the reasons the request was denied was the finding that the property was not within the urban core. He inquired if this has not changed, then how could the request come back as a mixed use residential project. The motion implies that the City Council was not willing to make that exception on that particular proposal. The applicants can make a proposal on a smaller piece. However, when the City Council denied the request based on the fact that the location is not within the urban core, if the project is still in the same place, how is that different and what has changed? Mayor Pro Tem Orton stated he felt the three story buildings were too big and massive. City Attorney Shawn Guzman inquired if the City Council?s intent was to say that the mixed use development could not come back. Mayor Pro Tem Orton replied that they were just following Deputy City Attorney Paula Houston?s lead. City Manager Gary Esplin commented there was some question why the request even made it before the City Council because it did not meet the requirements of the ordinance to begin with. The Planning Commission recommended denial because of the findings on acreage and the urban core issue. The City Council discussed for a half hour where they thought the urban core was, and Council Member Bunker commented she did not feel the proposed site was the urban core. He inquired how a mixed use project can even be considered if it is not within the urban core. The City Council would have to redefine the urban core or make a special condition to allow the request to be reheard. Council Member Allen commented she felt her motion allowed them to come back with a different project and have an opportunity to be reheard if there was a significant change. St. George City Council Minutes November 1, 2007 Page Thirty City Manager Gary Esplin commented the question is whether the applicants can bring forth another mixed use development or other development. He stated his feeling was the City Council gave them license to come back within a year to put in an office building. City Attorney Shawn Guzman commented the minutes do not say if the applicants can come back with another mixed use development. The motion does say in its findings that the property is not located within the urban core and does not meet the five acre minimum. Council Member Bunker commented her understanding was the applicants could not come back with a mixed use project. Matthew Ence commented he was simply asking what the intent of the motion was. If the intent of the motion was to find that the property is not within the urban core, then the applicants will have to live with that. If, however, the intent was different, he did not know how procedurally to take care of that. Council Member Allen commented that if her intent in making the motion had been for the applicants to come back with a mixed use project, Council Member Bunker would not have seconded the motion. Her feeling was the applicants were going to take off the top level and make a two story office building. She stated she did not even think about mixed use, and the top level was what made it mixed use. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised that the applicants can subdivide the parcel and have a residential parcel and a PD parcel and do a zone change to accommodate this. Mayor Pro Tem Orton commented that the problem is the time the applicants have spent working on this project. If they go to an AP office use, they will have to do a master plan change, and then a zone change, and then come in with an AP plan. The City Council likes the project, but did not like the massiveness of it. Maybe legally there is nothing to be done, but the City Council?s intent was not that the applicant would have to start all over again and said in its motion that the time period and fees would be waived. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that public hearing requirements cannot be waived. The City Council waived the fee and time period. They felt that something more than residential would be acceptable and wanted to send the applicant a message that they would entertain something else without the requirement of a fee. Matthew Ence commented his understanding is that the modified proposal has to go back to the Planning Commission and then the City Council. City Manager Gary Esplin replied that the Planning Commission?s denial was based on certain criteria. That criteria would have to change. Mr. Ence advised that the ordinance defines a significant change, and one is a reduction in density. City Attorney Shawn Guzman stated that it still goes back to the same problem - the findings. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that the intent of the motion cannot be changed. Mayor Pro Tem Orton advised he thought the City Council had an AP office use in mind and wants that. He stated he did not think any of the City Council thought the request would come back as a mixed use project. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson advised that ten days notice is required in the newspaper for a master plan change, and it could be scheduled on the November 27 Planning Commission agenda. St. George City Council Minutes November 1, 2007 Page Thirty One Council Member Whatcott commented that to him the height was the key issue. He stated he agreed with Council Member Bunker that the location was not within the urban core. However, this does not mean the proposal would have been a bad thing either, but two levels would be better. Mixed use would have been fine, but the buildings were over-imposing. The law is the law, and that is part of the criteria used for mixed use. Council Member Allen suggested the five acre minimum requirement be revisited. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that if the property is located within the urban core, it can be less than five acres. Mayor Pro Tem Orton commented that the applicants will unfortunately have to go back through the process. He instructed staff to accommodate them as quickly as possible. Council Member Whatcott commented the alternative is to change the law. ADJOURN TO EXECUTIVE SESSION: MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to adjourn to an executive session to discuss reasonably imminent litigation. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Gardner. VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Orton called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Bunker - aye Council Member Allen - aye Mayor Pro Tem Orton - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. RECONVENE AND ADJOURN: MOTION: A motion to reconvene and adjourn was made by Council Member Bunker. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen. VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Orton called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 10:30 p.m. ____________________________________ Gay Cragun, City ...


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City Council Minutes 01/09/2003:
... City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the City?s budget is over $100 million annually, and at least half of that is for capital projects, none of which the City does by itself. Mayor McArthur announced that a groundbreaking was recently held for the new Tonaquint Center, and a groundbreaking was also announced for a new 400,000 sq. ft. Steton Technologies facilities in the Ft. Pearce Industrial Park. HERITAGE DAYS ANNOUNCEMENT: Mayor McArthur announced that the City?s 141st birthday was coming up. He invited Vonda Larsen, Chairperson of Heritage Days, to review upcoming activities. Ms. Larsen distributed a flyer explaining the many events associated with Heritage Days, and invited the Mayor and Council to participate. Mayor McArthur announced that the City is one of the oldest cities in Utah to receive a charter from the territorial legislature. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for concrete slab jacking for the River Road bridge project. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen explained this contract is with Concrete Stabilization Technology through the State contract. The project was estimated to be under $25,000, but as the project progressed more repair to the bridge was needed and the contract exceeded the original contract amount. The final cost is $33,675. The project is now complete. She recommended approval. A motion was made by Council Member Orton and seconded by Council Member Whatcott to approve a contract with Concrete Stabilization Technology in the amount of $33,675. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for installation of a new steel floor at the Green Tank. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen explained this was an emergency situation for installation of a new steel floor for the green tank on the West Black Ridge. The vendor is ERO Stout Construction in the amount is $87,000. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that as the contractor was getting ready to paint the tank it was discovered that the floor of the tank had deteriorated significantly. He authorized immediate repairs to enable the floor to be repaired in time for the summer season. A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott and seconded by Council Member Orton to authorize this emergency purchase in the amount of $87,000 with ERO Stout Construction. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. St. George City Council Minutes January 9, 2003 Page Two Mayor McArthur explained that the City Council receives and reviews all bids over $25,000, but under the City?s Purchasing Ordinance, the City Manager is authorized to make emergency expenditures no matter what the amount, and the emergency expenditure is then presented to the City Council. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen explained there has to be three bids for any purchase over $1,000. Any purchase over $10,000 is advertised in the newspaper and sealed bids are accepted. VACATING ORDINANCE: Consider approval of an ordinance vacating the Pine View Commercial Center Subdivision plat. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that this item was actually approved at the last City Council meeting, but in order for official action to be taken, an ordinance had to be prepared. A motion was made by Council Member Orton and seconded by Council Member Whatcott to approve the ordinance. City Manager Gary Esplin explained the reason for the vacation of the plat was to increase the size of some of the lots. An amended plat will be needed. Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AUTHORIZE ISSUANCE AND SALE OF SAN JUAN PROJECT REVENUE BONDS: Authorize the City?s representative on the UAMPS Board of Directors to authorize the issuance and sale of San Juan Project Revenue Bonds in the maximum amount of $1,920,000. City Manager Gary Esplin recommended that Phil Solomon be authorized to sign on the City?s behalf for the issuance and sale of revenue bonds for the San Juan power project. The City is a 52% entitlement partner in this project with UAMPS and other cities. This is an unbudgeted expenditure, but the overall savings over the life of the project is expected to be $20 million. The problem is that there are no operating funds to pay for it, and most cities want to do the funding through bonding. A motion was made by Council Member Allen and seconded by Council Member Gardner to authorize Phil Solomon to authorize the issuance and sale of San Juan Project Revenue Bonds in the amount of $1,920,000. Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that staff is not happy with the way UAMPS has handled this process, nor the manner in which this information was received from UAMPS. Our concerns have been expressed to them, and it is hoped this will not be a reoccurring situation. SCHEDULE PUBLIC HEARING: Schedule a public hearing to consider amendments to the Subdivision Ordinance. A motion was made by Council Member Orton and seconded by Council Member Allen to schedule the public hearing for January 23, 2003 at 5:00 p.m. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. REPORT FROM BOARD OF EQUALIZATION FOR SID 99-1 AND ASSESSMENT ORDINANCE: Consider adoption of an assessment ordinance confirming the assessment rolls and levying an assessment against certain properties in the City of St. George, Utah Special Improvement District 99-1, Washington County, Utah for the purpose of constructing a sewer outfall line within a portion of the municipality and other related improvements and all other miscellaneous work necessary to complete the improvements in a proper and workmanlike manner; and related matters. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that this special improvement district involves extension of the Ivins outfall line, and there were no protests made to the Board of Equalization. It is therefore recommended the assessments stand as submitted. St. George City Council Minutes January 9, 2003 Page Three A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Orton to approve the assessment ordinance. Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. ABANDONMENT RESOLUTION: Consider approval of a resolution abandoning an easement in the Bloomington Hills #10 Subdivision. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the applicants, the McBrides, would like to combine two lots, and the City has received the required easements. Staff recommends approval. A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott and seconded by Council Member Orton to approve the resolution. Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. ABANDONMENT RESOLUTION: Consider approval of a resolution abandoning an easement in the area of the new Walgreens store. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that a water line in front of the store was relocated and put into another easement. Walgreens? would now like to have the easement abandoned to it. Staff has no problem with the request. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Allen to approve the resolution. Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. ENGINEERING SERVICES CONTRACT: Consider a request for approval of an engineering services contract with Bush & Gudgell to provide engineering design and construction management services for a drainage system in the vicinity of the Riverside Heights Subdivision. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the City has been planning to do storm drain work in this area as part of its overall storm drainage plan. This contract is for design work only in the amount of $15,500. A motion was made by Council Member Orton and seconded by Council Member Gardner to approve the contract as recommended. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that this will be a new system and will not replace an existing system. City Engineer Dave Demas explained that this system will intercept ground water drainage in the area. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the City does not bid professional contracts. It asks for proposals and evaluates those received. The City tries to spread out the work among the different engineering firms as much as possible. ASSIGNMENT OF AIRPORT LEASE: Consider approval of an assignment of an airport lease. Brent Bice, applicant. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that Dr. Currie sold his hangar to Brent Bice and a transfer of rights is needed. The Airport Board recommends approval. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Allen to approve the assignment. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. ENGINEERING AGREEMENT: Consider approval of an engineering agreement for design of storm drain systems in the Green Valley and Indian Hills area. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that there are drainage problems along Valley View Drive and funds were budgeted to resolve the problem and extend the storm drain line up Valley View Drive. This contract will allow engineering design to be completed. A contract with Rosenberg Engineers in the amount of $18,141 is recommended. St. George City Council Minutes January 9, 2003 Page Four A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott and seconded by Council Member Orton to approve the agreement. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. CONSULTING SERVICES CONTRACT: Consider approval of a consulting services contract to comply with NPDES Phase II regulations. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that a federal mandate, through the state, has been forced upon the City to comply with discharge permits required under the Storm Drainage Act. This is an unfunded mandate as there are no funds available to assist with compliance. This mandate was triggered once the City reached a population of 50,000. The City is required to submit a plan to show how it plans to address storm drainage, and it will need to proceed with the hiring of consultant. It is recommended that J-U-B Engineering be retained in the amount of $15,760 to assist with this service. He explained that once the City develops its plan it has to show a time line for implementation. City Attorney Shawn Guzman suggested the time line be included in the contract. A motion was made by Council Member Orton and seconded by Council Member Gardner to approve the contract. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. Assistant City Engineer Jay Sandberg advised that there is flexibility in the program which will allow the City to use things the City is already doing which will apply toward the program. J-U-B has practical experience as they are on a committee in the Wasatch Front working with the State Engineer on how to implement this program, and they feel the City is already doing many things which will help in this program. They are recommending that a steering committee be formed to attain community support and satisfy requirements of the permit. Staff received proposals from two other firms, and feels good about J-U-B?s proposal. PROPERTY DONATION: Consider approval of a property donation to accommodate a bike/pedestrian trail. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the property in question is located next to the new Lilywhite Plant World along the Santa Clara River. As part of the negotiations with the property owners, Thompson & Dredge Properties, LLC, the City has agreed to build a wall. Leisure Services Director Kent Perkins advised that the City agreed to work with the property owner with regard to the original alignment in front of their building, and agreed to help with their fence. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that the agreement indicates the City will reimburse them for 967 linear feet of fence. Mr. Perkins explained that if the property owners decide to put in a wall instead, the City will only pay the difference between the two. City Manager Gary Esplin suggested that any action be subject to working out details of the fence and to make sure the provisions are included in the agreement. A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott and seconded by Council Member Orton to accept the property donation subject to working out details with regard to the fence, and making sure the details are contained in the agreement. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. IMPROVEMENT DELAY AGREEMENT: Consider approval of an improvement delay agreement for completion of public improvements. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the original master plan road alignment showed the road going through the middle of the Lilywhite Plant World property. The property owners, Thompson & Dredge Properties, LLC, agreed to move the road to the western most portion of their property, and they are requesting a delay improvement agreement so they not be required to install improvements until the road is actually completed. Staff recommends approval. St. George City Council Minutes January 9, 2003 Page Five A motion was made by Council Member Orton and seconded by Council Member Allen to approve the agreement. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. ACCEPTANCE OF DEED OF DEDICATION: Consider acceptance of a dedication of roadway in the Sun River area. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that at the request of Qwest, Sun River has agreed to dedicate 499 sq. ft. of roadway for expansion of telephone service in the area. A motion was made by Council Member Orton and seconded by Council Member Gardner to accept the deed of dedication. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT: Consider approval of a professional services agreement with Campbell and Associates to provide design, bid and construction oversight services for the renovation of the Millcreek building. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that staff recommends approval of an agreement with Campbell and Associates in the amount of $12,208 to provide a general plan for changes to the building purchased in the Millcreek Industrial Park for relocation of the Parks Department. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Allen to approve the agreement. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. O&M AGREEMENT: Consider approval of an operation and maintenance agreement between UAMPS and Colorado Energy Management, LLC for the operation and maintenance of the Payson generation facility. City Manager Gary Esplin explained the Water and Power Board recommends approval. The project is changing its name to the ?Nebo gas project?. The City is currently a partner in the project, and it has been determined that it would be best to hire an outside manager knowledgeable in this type of plant. It is proposed that Colorado Energy Management be hired to operate the plant for $320,000 a year, with $80,000 as an incentive bonus. The City is 13% of this project. The incentive is based on Colorado Energy Management?s ability to make the cost lower to use, and it should be made up in benefits to the City. He explained that the project is going forward, whether the City participates or not, and City staff is still evaluating some of the models on how to use the gas, but staff has not seen the final document. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Orton to approve the agreement. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Consider approval of the minutes of the regular City Council meeting held December 12, 2002. A motion was made by Council Member Orton and seconded by Council Member Allen to approve the minutes as amended. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. Consider approval of the minutes of the City Council work meeting held December 19, 2002. A motion was made by Council Member Allen and seconded by Council Member Whatcott to approve the minutes as presented. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. PROPOSAL FOR SENIORS HELPING SENIORS: Mayor McArthur advised that several residents propose creating a 501(c)(3) called ?Seniors Helping Seniors? to distribute donated wheelchairs, crutches and walkers at no cost to those who need them. The project will be run by volunteers. They would to temporarily set up a shed in the parking lot by the Doctors? Free Clinic, and eventually move into a facility at another location in a year or less. The parking lot is located on City property. There would be no storage of the materials on site, other than one or two devices to show the prospective user. St. George City Council Minutes January 9, 2003 Page Six City Manager Gary Esplin suggested that, if desired, the City Council could say they support the concept, but request a formal proposal. PUBLIC HEARING/AMEND ZONES/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider amending the PD Commercial and Open Space zones for the Tonaquint Center at 1600 South Dixie Drive. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that the property is located north of the Tonaquint Cemetery along Dixie Drive, and the amendment is almost a wash in terms of total area. There may be four to five feet of fill in some areas. He then displayed a site plan of the project. The Planning Commission recommended approval subject to (a) the property owner installing and maintain erosion control (rip rap) with an approximate 2:1 slope; (b) the City trail be located on the rip rap with a minimum 5' setback from the edge of the rip rap; and (c) compliance with the erosion control plan recommendations including the 25' building setback. Council Member Whatcott inquired of staff if the proposed plan addresses the City?s concerns with the trail. Leisure Services Director Kent Perkins replied that the property owner has agreed to work with the City as best as he can with regard to the corners along the trail, and the two in question appear to be worked out. Gayle Maxwell, representing the owner, advised that problems with the trail have been worked out. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Allen to approve the request, by ordinance, subject to the recommendations of the Planning Commission. Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider a zone change from R-1-10 to PD Commercial for an athletic center on five acres located east of River Road on 1450 South Street. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that the General Plan shows this area as future commercial. In 1995 the site was designated as commercial with medium density housing. The proposed zoning is consistent with the General Plan. Phase One will contain an outdoor pool, four tennis courts, an indoor pool and fitness center, 216 parking spaces, and a 25' landscape setback as required by the PD zone. The Planning Commission recommended approval but felt the building was plain and could use some more work. The new site plan shows additional trees, and the plan facade has been broken up. He then displayed the new revised rendering. Council Member Orton inquired if more commercial could be expected in this general location. Mr. Nicholson replied that more commercial would be located toward River Road. Council Member Whatcott commented that the proposed plan expands the area designated as commercial in the General Plan. City Manager Gary Esplin replied that the General Plan has no real definition of zoned areas, and simply designates general areas. While the requested zoning may have expanded according to the map, in concept it is in the general area of what is allowed. Steve Sheffield, applicant, explained he felt the health club would be a good transition between residential and commercial. He stated he wanted to preserve the corners for more retail use. The new stub road on River Road will tie into the existing road, and the old road now there will become part of the parking lot of the new facility. Mayor McArthur inquired of Mr. Sheffield if he was still planning to donate property to the middle of the river to the City. Mr. Sheffield replied that he had plans to do so, but it needed to be worked out. He advised that the Planning Commission wanted him to hide the commercial nature of the building, add more vegetation, and change the roof color. He also added a second St. George City Council Minutes January 9, 2003 Page Seven entrance for a physical therapy segment of the club. A child care facility has also been incorporated into the plan . Rick Whitington, representing the management entity of the club, introduced himself and advised that similar facilities have been built and are successful. The facility in Memphis has over 3000 members. Council Member Whatcott commented that while he was still concerned with the tilt-up concrete construction which looks like an industrial building, the new concept is improved. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. Tracy Hickman advised that he lived behind the proposed facility on the ridge in The Boulders. He stated that while the facility is beautiful and well thought out, he was concerned about its failure. It is a commercial development venture and should it fail for some reason it would impact his home. The proposed plan actually doubles the original commercial area, and should the facility fail, he would be faced with a large area of commercial development in his back yard. He stated that while there is a transition zone provided for in the original plan, anyone who has walked the site knows it would be like building on a ramp, and in reality there is only one street?s worth of transition area between his home and the facility. The Boulders development contains high-end housing and such a small transition area from commercial to high-end housing would subsequently depress property values. He also expressed concern about lighting from the parking and tennis court areas and noise pollution issues. He stated, however, those issues were minor compared to the greater issue of a large expansion of commercial area in a high-end residential district. There being no further public comment, Mayor McArthur closed the public hearing. Council Member Allen inquired about the distance between the back of the building and the toe of the hill. Rick Rosenberg replied there was a minimum in excess of 350', and the PD units will step up. Council Member Allen inquired why the facility was moved from the originally designated commercial area. Mr. Rosenberg replied that the master plan is a bubble concept, and the exact position of a line is difficult to determine. Mr. Sheffield?s master plan is what they are following. The medium density would wrap around the project and provide a buffer. Council Member Allen inquired about road changes. Mr. Rosenberg replied that Mr. Sheffield and the City entered into an agreement years ago which described in detail how improvements will have to be made to River Road and 1450 South. This is the plan today and there is a time limitation on when the road has to be built. Council Member Whatcott inquired if eventually the land will be raised out of the flood plain. Mr. Rosenberg replied that material is being stockpiled because the geotech report requires significant work. The large pile will dissipate over time. Mr. Sheffield replied that the acreage of the current plan is within an acre or so of the original plan, and there may be only a perception in difference. The facility was moved only slightly to accommodate parking as well as the public road in-between. Timing on relocating the intersection is something that is being discussed with Aron Baker. Mayor McArthur advised that the agreement between the parties provides that the City will improve frontage on River Road and Mr. Sheffield will improve frontage on 1450 South. Mr. Sheffield responded the agreement is that he will improve one side of 1450 South and the City will improve the other side, and he will honor the terms of that agreement. There is also enough distance between the facility and the back of homes for four homes and two roads. Mr. Hickman inquired about the size of the proposed homes. St. George City Council Minutes January 9, 2003 Page Eight Council Member Orton commented that the plan is for medium density. Mr. Sheffield replied that the homes will average around 1,800 sq. ft., which is the minimum size allowed in The Boulders. The pricing range will be between $175,000 - $250,000. Lynn Ryan, a homeowner near Mr. Hickman, commented she would prefer the roof be more of an earth tone and not bright green. Mr. Sheffield displayed a sample of the roofing material and color, and advised the roof will be dark green. Council Member Allen inquired about lighting. Mr. Sheffield replied that he lives on the ridge too, and is planning on down-type lighting for the tennis courts and parking lots. The project will be heavily landscaped all the way around. Mayor McArthur commented this lighting is generally referred to as directional lighting. He then called for a motion. A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott and seconded by Council Member Orton to approve the request by ordinance. Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider a zone change from R-1-10 and Open Space to PD Residential on 12.73 acres located north of Bloomington Country Club Phase 7 between Los Padres Drive and Kolob Drive. Associate Planner Mark Bradley displayed a conceptual plan of the area, and advised that the developer would like to rezone the area and reduce the width of the road from 50' to 41' and make it a gated, private street in order to make two additional lots on the site. The Hillside Review Board reviewed the request and made recommendations. The Subdivision Ordinance states that private streets shall not be approved except when public dedication is unnecessary as determined by the City Engineer. City staff is willing to reduce the road width from 50' to 45' as it is considered a hillside road. The applicant is not satisfied with this recommendation and wants a 41' private road. A request was made to the Planning Commission to accept a private street community. The applicant has filed an application to include some existing R-1-10 with some Open Space for a total of 12.73 acres in the PD zone. Issues discussed at the Planning Commission included gating the street. The General Plan states that the City will avoid cul-de-sacs, and staff recommends that there should be a public street through the project. The applicant proposes a key entry area for the gated road off of the cul-de-sac. The Planning Commission recommended approval, disagreeing with staff?s position, subject to four conditions: (a) pedestrian access remain open; (b) drainage issues be resolved with the final plat; (c) both cul-de-sacs are built and dedicated to the public; and (d) the key pad for the private gate be located outside of the public right-of-way. Staff still recommends the road be public without entry gates, and at least a 45' road be required. Council Member Allen commented that the road would have to be built to City standards. Council Member Gardner commented that a public street cannot be gated. Council Member Allen replied that there is already an existing development in this area, and the new development would be adding a street to roads which are already public. Council Member Gardner commented there are other gated communities in Bloomington. Council Member Orton replied that Pheasant Run is located outside of Bloomington and is a separate subdivision. Council Member Allen commented that Pheasant Run did not have to be accessed through another subdivision. Frank Lindhardt, general manager of the developer of the property, made a power point presentation and advised that the property was purchased from State Trust Lands, and the street has nothing to do with the gate. A gated street has always been St. George City Council Minutes January 9, 2003 Page Nine the intent from the beginning, and there is a need for a small gated community. The reason State Trust Lands had the property zoned R-1-10 was simply to sell it. Council Member Allen advised that State Trust Lands presented a plan for the property. Mr. Lindhardt replied that the proposed lots are all the same size or larger than R-1-10 zoning and the project is compatible. If the road were left where proposed, this would lead to scarring of the hillside and this is the primary reason it was moved off the hill. A hillside access road of 41' is allowed by ordinance to prevent scarring of hillsides. All homes will be custom homes. The Hillside Review Board unanimously approved the request subject to certain conditions which have been agreed to. The Planning Commission unanimously recommended approval with certain conditions, which also have been agreed to. There is no connectivity between the adjacent blocks because this project is against a hillside. Gates are needed to prevent crime and to make the residents feel more secure as Bloomington has the third highest rate of vehicle thefts in all areas of Washington County, and a gate is simply an extension of the front door. The private street will be maintained. This area has a major problem with drainage, and the project will solve this problem for the entire area with a large detention pond located next to the swimming pool. A gate is an important part of the development concept. He advised that this subdivision is a separate subdivision and not part of the Bloomington subdivision. Mayor McArthur explained that a hillside access road is for access, and not to be used as a street with homes. Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that a 45' road is considered a hillside local street, and 41' is considered as actually going up a hillside, much like the Airport Road or Webb Point. Staff does not feel that a 4' difference in road width is going to scar much of the area. In 2000 staff recommended, as part of the zone change, that there should only be single loaded development in this area because of the rock fall. One member of the Hillside Review Board commented he would not think of putting homes there, but he abstained from voting. Mayor McArthur questioned whether the sample homes shown would have to be the exact homes built, as that is one of the purposes of a PD. Mr. Lindhardt read from the Subdivision Ordinance, and commented that a PD deals with sizes and color, rather than with specific shapes of homes. He stated the proposed subdivision would contain custom, not cookie cutter, homes. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that a PD requires elevations showing the building and roof type and exteriors. Stonecliff?s PD presentation contained four to five renderings, and homes there do not all look the same but they are constructed of similar materials. He explained that the ordinance was drafted to deal more with townhomes and condos rather than with single family homes. Council Member Gardner commented that with regard to the road width, the justification for the narrower road was to avoid impacts. The Zoning Ordinance says that a PD text shall indicate the type, character and proposed height of all buildings. A plot plan and elevation may be prepared to help consider the proposal. Mr. Lindhardt replied that his application contained all of these. He commented he would be happy to go with the 45' road, as the gated road is the main issue. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. Alan Wright, a resident in the neighborhood of the proposed development, expressed concern with the proposed 41' road and stated he was glad the developer agreed to a 45' road although he still did not think 45' was wide enough. He expressed concern about drainage and how the developer?s drainage plan would be developed as this was important to those down the street. He suggested access to the project be made off Tonaquint rather than Escalante or Kolob. Ron Barden, a resident of Los Padres, suggested the entrance be made from Tonaquint. He expressed concern about the drainage plan because the existing pond has blown out the dirt dam at least twice. Jim Raines, representing the developer, advised that he worked with SITLA on the original zone change and SITLA originally wanted access off Tonaquint, but the two stub streets just end without adequate turn-around, and this precluded access off St. George City Council Minutes January 9, 2003 Page Ten Tonaquint. This issue was forced upon the developer by the way the previous subdivision was developed and is an existing condition which they are trying to solve. The City built a temporary detention basin at the end of Los Padres and this will be significantly upsized by 20 times. Additional drainage off the hill will be caught and taken through the roadway and diverted to the detention basin. Ron Barden commented that the larger dam would help hold more water, if the load factor will hold, but the breaking of the dam is as critical as the holding of water. There is a jog of land in the center of the development which the developer plans to sell back to adjacent homeowners, and he requested the same right. The original developer was going to give this land to the owners, and while he was not asking that it be given to him, he would like to purchase 10 feet of this land to preserve his vegetation. Phyllis Hintner, a resident of Los Padres, stated she felt it was odd the development would have an entrance open for pedestrians but closed for traffic, and she could envision cleaning ladies and workers parking down the street unless someone is available to let them in. Further, this will make Los Padres a delivery route. She expressed concern about access for fire trucks and other emergency equipment. She expressed concern about the narrowness of the road and that there was no off-street parking other than in front of the garages. She advised that she had a lot of experience in real estate development and she was worried about the traffic and the fact there would only be 25 people to take care of the private road. She also expressed concern about water and flash floods. She stated she wanted to see a formal drainage system plan, and if the plan is good, it would be a good project. Mayor McArthur advised Ms. Hintner that the developer has to take care of his own drainage water and it cannot run off onto her property. Ralph Lauren advised that the proposed properties will drain into the area, and this must be taken care of. He commented that a gated community would not work and will cost too much, and the proposed width of the road will not allow moving vans into the area. He stated that the City will be left in a double jeopardy situation when the developer leaves town and does not take care of his development. He commented the proposed project does not blend into the system, and it is really a mini Sun River concept, not a Bloomington concept. Jeff Hintner, a former home builder from Colorado, inquired who would be responsible to take care of flooding problems if the developer moved away when the development was finished or the project changed hands. Lloyd Paulson, a Civil Engineer and former Deputy City Engineer for Los Angeles, advised that the engineer for the state previously determined that the property in question was not feasible for development, not even as part of the original development. He advised that he served on a committee responsible for development of the hillside standards for the City of Los Angeles, and he had experience mapping the Santa Monica Mountains. It was his opinion that the rocks above the property in question are going to move, and he inquired what the City was going to do to protect those who lived beneath the rocks. He stated that most of the homes around the development are around 4,000 sq. ft., and this project will not be an upgrade to the area, but a downgrade. He stated the suggestion for a connection to Tonaquint was a good one, as the project could still have its gate and additional parking space adjacent to Tonaquint. Gene Scott advised that he lived across from the proposed development on Escalante. When the property was originally planned for development by State Trust Lands, there was a big discussion about the drainage from the hill and how it was going to be addressed. He stated he did not see anything addressing a flood as there is only curb and gutter on one side of the street. He stated that water eroded the edge of the roadway even after it was repaved a few years ago, and there has not been a lot of good planning done for run-off. He stated he also did not see easements for water between the properties and homes. He stated that in the case of fire, he had doubts whether a hook and ladder truck could get around either corner in the proposed development, especially with gates. He inquired where mail delivery would be set up, and he expressed anger that the developer had the audacity to want a gate for a three block area. He stated that a PD allows substandard things because it is private, and landscapers maintaining the properties will be traveling the narrow road all the time. He stated he was depending on the City Council to deny the request. St. George City Council Minutes January 9, 2003 Page Eleven Sam Pinnell, a resident of Escalante Drive, stated that walk-out basements will require the land to be raised. He questioned the placement of walk-out basements on the side adjacent to the existing homes and on such small lots. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson stated that staff is concerned about the private road and long term maintenance. He stated the idea of gates is isolating, and this is not the right place to do it. Council Member Orton inquired about improvements to drainage in the area. Mr. Nicholson replied that drainage will come as part of construction improvements, and will be a major issue as part of the preliminary plat and is separate from zoning issues. He commented there were serious drainage issues which will take a lot of time to sort out. The issues before the Council now are zoning, road width, and gates. Council Member Allen commented that when State Trust Lands first brought their proposal to the City, there was a lot of talk about rock fall and the possibility of more. An unidentified man in the audience commented that there was rock fall last year. Lloyd Paulsen commented that he served on the Hillside Review Board for eight years, and no member of that committee is in favor of this project. Mayor McArthur advised that the plat will indicate there is a possibility of rock fall. Jim Raines advised that geotech and rock fall studies have been done. Four areas of potential rockfall hazard were identified and these rocks will be removed. Beyond that, it is felt the hillside is stable and adequate. The applicant has made a commitment that he will put a note on the plat identifying the potential for rock fall, but the study does not indicant any danger. Council Member Orton inquired how much of the property in question is currently zoned open space. Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that over three acres is open space. Mr. Lindhardt advised that he was increasing the amount of non-buildable area by an acre. Kent Bankhead, a resident of Escalante Drive, commented he felt the proposal would be a good development if it was built according to plans, but he was insulted that the project was proposed to be gated. The neighborhood is friendly and has zero crime. He stated it was an insult that new people coming to the area will use public streets to access their private one, and the rest of the neighborhood will be locked out of their area. He expressed concern about the drainage, and inquired if the project would have curb, gutter and sidewalk. Mr. Lindhardt replied that the project will be built to full City standards all the way through. Mayor McArthur then closed the public hearing. Council Member Gardner commented that philosophically the City Council has had debates on gated communities, and has chosen to allow them in appropriate places. He inquired if there were a policy to dictate the size of gated communities, and if so, if this project met those guidelines and was an appropriate setting for a gated community. He inquired if there were guidelines available to follow rather than having to make an arbitrary decision. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson replied that this decision is a Planning Commission and City Council judgment call. There is no policy, but most gated communities consist of 350 to 700 acres. Because this project is a part of a neighborhood, it is not appropriate. Council Member Gardner inquired if fire access had been looked at. Police Chief Marlon Stratton advised that the police have had difficulties with gated communities and their pass codes. He advised that Fire Chief Robert Stoker has experienced the same problem. Access to gated communities can be difficult and reduces response times. St. George City Council Minutes January 9, 2003 Page Twelve Council Member Allen commented that according to the Police Department monthly reports, this area of Bloomington is always the lowest in crime. Chief Stratton commented that the Bloomington area is the second lowest crime area in St. George. Mr. Lindhardt commented that the challenge he faced was that many buyers are from outside the area and come with preconceived notions of crime. Mayor McArthur commented that some times it is best to integrate into the community rather than separate from it. Council Member Gardner inquired if all lots met R-1-10 standards, and he was advised that they did. A motion was made by Council Member Orton to deny the request, yet include the open space into the R-1-10 zoning if desired by the applicant. Council Member Gardner inquired of staff the minimum width for a public road. He was advised that it is 50'. Council Member Orton commented that his motion included the provision that the road be 45'. The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. Council Member Allen requested clarification of the motion. She was advised the motion was for denial of the zone change with the option of including Open Space in the R-1-10 zoning, and approval of a 45' wide public street with no gates. Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. Associate Planner Mark Bradley clarified that 4,000 sq. ft. of open space would need to be changed to R-1-10 for the two lots. Council Member Whatcott commented that was fine as long as the zone change qualifies through the Hillside Review Board and does not infringe on the hillside. Jim Raines advised that the Hillside Review Board approved the plan. The back lot line will not change, and the road will be increased to 45'. ADJOURN TO NEIGHBORHOOD REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY MEETING: A motion to adjourn to a Neighborhood Redevelopment Agency Meeting was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Allen. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. Council Member Gardner declared a conflict of interest and excused himself from the meeting. RECONVENE: A motion to reconvene was made by Council Member Orton and seconded by Council Member Whatcott. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. DOWNTOWN PARKING STRUCTURE AGREEMENT: Consider approval of an agreement for City participation in the funding and maintenance of the proposed downtown parking structure. A motion to approve the agreement was made by Council Member Whatcott and seconded by Council Member Orton. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING: TEFRA hearing to receive comments and input regarding the issuance of the City of St. George, Washington County, Utah, Housing Revenue Bonds, Series 2003A. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There being no public comment he closed the public hearing. Council Member Gardner returned to the meeting. St. George City Council Minutes January 9, 2003 Page Thirteen City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised that while the agenda language was incorrect in advertising the bond in the amount of $30,000,000, the correct amount, $35,000,000, was published in the newspaper as required. PUBLIC HEARING/AMEND GENERAL PLAN/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider amending the General Plan for property located at the southwest corner of Indian Hills Drive and Valley View Drive. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained the property in question consists of .99 acre and is a triangular piece of property bordered by Indian Hills and Valley View Drive. The General Plan designates the site as medium density residential, and the neighborhood is high density. Willow Run contains nine units per acre, and the applicant is requesting 12 units per acre which requires a General Plan amendment. The Planning Commission recommended approval. Concern was expressed at the Planning Commission meeting about the over-saturation of housing and density in this area. There will be access off Indian Hills, the units will be four-plexes and two stories. If the General Plan amendment is not approved, the applicant will have to delete three units. Mayor McArthur commented that a leaky irrigation line in the area may need to be addressed before this project is constructed. Russ Gallian, representing Ence Construction, advised that his client agreed to provide a 15' easement, and the leaking irrigation line has been fixed. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing. A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott and seconded by Council Member Orton to deny the request. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Allen - no Council Member Gardner - aye The motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/PARKING REQUIREMENTS FOR TELEMARKETING/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider approval of parking requirements for call centers/telemarketing centers. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that this item was tabled from a City Council agenda in December in order to do more research. He and Mark Bradley visited two call centers and took measurements. Staff recommends that one parking space be provided for each employee on the highest shift or one space per 100 sq. ft. of gross floor area, whichever is greater, except that call centers occupying no more than 20% of a building?s total floor area (or 20% of an office parks?s cumulative floor area) up to 2,000 sq. ft. maximum shall provide at least one space per 250 sq. ft. of gross floor area. Council Member Gardner commented that while he agreed the City was moving in the right direction, there is difficulty in defining what a call center is. He expressed concern about the vagueness of the language and how it could be defined. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised that he could draft a definition of a call center. Mr. Nicholson advised that the call centers he looked at contained 4 x 4 cubicles, and it was clear to them that the business was a call center as all the employees were on the phone, not in the internet. However, a definition would be good in case of a dispute. Mayor McArthur stated that it would not matter if the employee in a 4 x 4 cubicle were on the phone or the internet, there would still be a parking problem. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised that the definition could perhaps have something to do with density and the number of employees per sq. ft. This way any employer who has one employee per 100 sq. ft. would be covered. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. St. George City Council Minutes January 9, 2003 Page Fourteen Clay Huntsman, representing Assail, advised he was hoping for a minimum of 150 sq. ft. His client will be grandfathered in, but its lease runs out next year and they want to be sure the ordinance is doable for them. They are a large employer with over 300 employees. Jason Griffith with NAI agreed that a definition was needed as there are other types of high tech internet or software companies with just as tight quarters. In the last six weeks six call centers have leased in St. George, with a majority of them leasing 3,000-4,000 sq. ft. He recommended that the percentage limits be reduced to 15% and the square footage raised to 3,000 sq. ft. There being no further public comment, Mayor McArthur closed the public hearing. Council Member Allen commented she did not want to set any limits that would discourage businesses from coming to St. George. Mr. Griffith advised that his proposal would be better for business. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised that the ordinance can always be changed. A motion to approve the ordinance as presented by staff was made by Council Member Orton. The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott subject to a conversation about the 15% proposal. Mayor McArthur advised he did not accept Council Member Whatcott?s second. The motion, therefore, died for lack of a second. A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott and seconded by Council Member Allen to approve the ordinance with a lowering of the percentage to 15% and raising the square footage to 3,000 sq. ft. Mayor McArthur called ...


Addendum to the City Council Meeting Agenda Addendum 08/01/2019:
...on County, Utah, will hold a regular meeting in the City Council Chambers, 175 East 200 North, St. George, Utah, on Thursday,  August 1, 2019 commencing at 5:00 p.m.       The addendum to the agenda is as follows:   1.       Consider approval of Second Amendment to a Joint Development Agreement between SG Boulevard Land, LLC, The City of St. George, and the Neighborhood Redevelopment Agency of the City of St. George.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  On or about March 15, 2017, the City, Agency and Developer entered into a certain Joint Development Agreement.  The parties desire to amend the Joint Development Agreement to reflect minor adjustments to the City View Project (as defined in the Original Joint Development Agreement) including phased occupancy in Phase 1 of the project.           ...


City Council Minutes 01/08/2004:
.... PROCLAMATION: Mayor McArthur read a proclamation declaring January 21 as Big Brothers Big Sisters Day in St. George. Council Member Suzanne Allen invited members of the Big Brothers Big Sisters Board to introduce themselves. Members present were Joanne Shugart, Terri Iverson, Tammy Fullerton, Jenny Cannon, and Bob Graham. They advised that information on the program could be viewed online at www.bbsu.org. HERITAGE DAYS: Vonda Larsen advised that Saturday, January 17 is St. George?s 142nd birthday, and it will again be celebrated with Heritage Days. She then mentioned some of the events planned for the celebration. PRESENTATION: Police Chief Marlon Stratton presented 14 yr. old Paul Medina with a plaque in appreciation for his honesty and integrity in turning into the police a wallet he found containing $173.00. Mayor McArthur then presented Paul with an annual pass to the Sand Hollow Aquatic Center in appreciation for his good deed. PRESENTATION: Conservation Coordinator Ren? Fleming presented the Mayor and City Council with the newly published Energy Services annual report, as well as the new conservation calendar. She advised that the new landscaping outside the City Office will be using less water than used previously to water the grass, and explained that non-culinary water will be used. INTRODUCTION: City Manager Gary Esplin introduced Matt Loo, the City?s Economic Development Specialist. TABLE ITEMS: City Manager Gary Esplin advised that Item 2G to consider approval of a change order for a portion of reuse line to serve the Ledges development, Item 3A, a public hearing to consider an amendment to the General Plan Land Use Map from medium density residential to commercial for the area at the southwest corner of 1800 North and Dixie Downs Road and the corresponding ordinance, and Item 3B, a public hearing to consider a zone change from RE-37.5 to C-3 with a development agreement for the use of storage sheds on 1.34 acres located at the southwest corner of 1800 North and Dixie Downs Road, and the corresponding ordinance, would be tabled from the agenda. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for the West Bloomington Drainage Phase II project. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen presented two bids received: H. E. Davis Construction $457,498 Interstate Rock $561,419.68 St. George City Council Minutes January 8, 2004 Page Two She recommended award of the bid to the low bidder, H. E. Davis, in the amount of $457,498. Project Engineer Jay Sandberg explained that the cost is high because the reuse line was included in the project. The reuse line portion totals $186,000, with the engineering drainage portion totaling $233,000. This line will tie the system together from the Navajo Detention Basin and Ute Road to the sewer treatment facility. A motion was made by Council Member Isom and seconded by Council Member Orton to award the bid to the low bidder, H. E. Davis Construction, in the amount of $457,498. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for the Green Valley/Indian Hills Storm Drain project. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen presented four bids received: Barton Excavating $142,571.80 H. E. Davis Construction $173,126.70 Flying W Resources $165,349.70 Interstate Rock $194,137.50 The engineer?s estimate was $126,920. She recommended award of the bid to the low bidder, Barton Excavating, in the amount of $142,571.80. Council Member Allen inquired why all the bids came in over the engineer?s estimate. Project Engineer Jay Sandberg replied that the bidding climate on smaller projects is such that contractors are bidding higher. He explained that this project ties the Shadow Mountain detention basin into Indian Hills Drive before it hits Valley View Drive, and is part of the overall project in Green Valley. A motion was made by Council Member Orton and seconded by Council Member Allen to award the bid to the low bidder, Barton Excavating, in the amount of $142,571.80. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for one ton truck for the Water Services Department. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen advised that invitations to bid were sent to all local vendors, but only one bid was received from Butterfield Ford through the State contract in the amount of $27,522. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Whatcott to award the bid to Butterfield Ford through the State contract in the amount of $27,522. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. Mayor McArthur commented that at the National League of Cities and Towns conference there was talk of procurements on a national scale which may drive costs lower than state bids. This does not apply to everything, but does apply to office supplies Ms. Swensen confirmed that procurements on a national scale currently do not apply to vehicles. Council Member Whatcott requested more information on the truck. Ms. Swensen replied that it was a one ton, full size, diesel, pickup with an extended cab and single rear axle. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the City has a standard specification for vehicles, and he and the department head have to approve any additional options. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for a one and one-half ton chassis/cab truck for the Water Services Department. and Consider award of bid for one and one-half ton cab/chassis truck for the Wastewater Collections Division. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen explained that she requested bids from local and out-of-town vendors, but only one bid was received from Butterfield Ford through the State contract in the amount of $25,910. She explained that this truck consists of a regular cab and chassis, diesel engine, extended bed, and a dump body will be installed. The St. George City Council Minutes January 8, 2004 Page Three truck for the Wastewater Collections Division is diesel and has an extended cab with a utility bed. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Isom to award both bids to the low bidder as recommended. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for materials for the T-Bone Mesa waterline project. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen advised that two bids were received; one from Scholzen, and one from Plumbers. She recommended award to the low bidder, Plumbers, in the amount of $82,900. Water Superintendent Frank Kell explained that the water line will run through turtle habitat from the T-Bone Mesa to the mixer box, but will not disturb the habitat at all as it will be put inside the existing pipe. A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott and seconded by Council Member Orton to award the bid to Plumbers in the amount of $82,900. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. CHANGE ORDER: Consider approval of a change order for a portion of reuse line to serve the Ledges development. This item was tabled. PUBLIC HEARING/AMEND GENERAL PLAN/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider an amendment to the General Plan Land Use Map from medium density residential to commercial for the area at the southwest corner of 1800 North and Dixie Downs Road. E&F Investments, applicant. This item was tabled. PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider a zone change from RE-37.5 Residential Estates to C-3 General Commercial with a development agreement for the use of storage sheds on 1.34 acres located at the southwest corner of 1800 North and Dixie Downs Road. E&F Investments, applicant. This item was tabled. ORDINANCE: Consider approval of an ordinance amending the Sign Ordinance with regard to political signs and the definition of ?movable free-standing signs.? Community Development Director Bob Nicholson read the current and proposed definitions of ?movable free-standing signs.? City Attorney Shawn Guzman commented that the proposed change to the ordinance will not change how the City interprets or enforces the Sign Ordinance as the intent of the change is just to clarify. Mr. Nicholson then reviewed proposed changes with regard to political signs. Council Member Isom commented that many people mistakenly assume that political signs must be taken down after a primary election, but they are allowed to remain until after the general election. Council Member Allen suggested that the time to remove political signs after an election be shortened from ten days. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Whatcott to approve the ordinance as presented with the time to remove political signs after an election shortened from ten days to five. Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Orton - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. St. George City Council Minutes January 8, 2004 Page Four CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT EXTENSION: Consider approval of a request for a three month conditional use permit extension for the relocation or compliance of the Children?s Orchard Child Care at 195 South Main. Tabitha Reid, applicant. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that the applicants, in June, appeared before the City Council to request an expansion of their day care business. They expanded their business to 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The City Council denied the request but gave the applicants six months to come into conformance or relocate. The applicants now propose to relocate but the proposed relocation site, in a commercial zone, is not expected to be vacant until March. Tabitha Reid, applicant, explained that the building they would like to move into will not be vacant until March or April. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that any approval by the City Council would not be to extend a conditional use permit, rather to continue to allow them to operate until they move into the new facility. Council Member Whatcott commented that the applicant was approved for 24 children, yet they had 90. He inquired if the applicant had come into compliance and reduced the number of children they care for to 24. Council Member Gardner commented that instead of coming into compliance, the applicants are moving. Council Member Whatcott commented that the City Council?s previous ruling was two-fold, and the applicant must come into compliance. Council Member Gardner commented that the applicants would not have to move if they were in compliance. Ms. Reid advised that to be in compliance they would have to live on the premises, and that would be impossible as there are no shower facilities, and the day care could only be open from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for the children, and 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. for the staff. Mayor McArthur inquired of the applicant if she was sure she would be able to move into the new facility within the time requested. Ms. Reid replied that if they could not relocate by then, they would shut down. They have only a temporary permit from the Fire Department to operate until then. Laura Woolsey, Business License Officer, advised that Fire Marshall Kevin Taylor will allow 90 children and an extension to operate until April 1. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Allen to allow the applicant to operate until April 1 or to be consistent with the Fire Marshall?s extension. Council Member Allen inquired if there were an overrun of a few weeks, if the applicant would have to again appear before the City Council or simply speak to the Fire Marshall. Mayor McArthur replied that the applicant would again have to appear before the City Council. He then called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. Ms. Reid inquired about procuring a business license. Mayor McArthur advised Ms. Reid that a business license could not be obtained because she did not have a conditional use permit. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised that a business license would be required for the new location. AGREEMENT: Consider approval of an agreement with the New Santa Clara Field Company for the installation of a pressurized irrigation system. Water Services Director Barry Barnum explained it is proposed the City pay for the installation of the pressurized irrigation system for the new Santa Clara Field Company for the reason that the agreement will allow the City to provide the Shivwits with reuse water in place of the culinary water the City is now obligated to provide. As part of the Shivwit settlement, the City is required to provide up to 3 cfs of water from the three new Gunlock wells. This is a good opportunity to provide them with reuse water, which St. George City Council Minutes January 8, 2004 Page Five also allows the City to use the pipeline to the Ivins Reservoir for reuse distribution. Most of this cost will be paid by the Washington County Water Conservancy District. The City is not a member of the New Santa Clara Field Company. Mayor McArthur commented that the ability to use reuse water in place of culinary water is good for everyone involved. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that the City is also being provided an opportunity to use two difference sources for culinary water . A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott and seconded by Council Member Orton to approve the agreement. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AGREEMENT: Consider approval of an agreement with the Washington County Water Conservancy District for installation of 13,000 feet of irrigation pipeline to serve as the reuse line. Water Services Director Barry Barnum explained that as part of the pipeline project discussed in the last item, the Washington County Water Conservancy District will install the first 26,000 feet of pipeline. The City will then need to extend an additional 13,000 feet to connect to the reuse line. The cost is $910,000. This will all be done as one project with the Conservancy District, and the proposed agreement is for payment of the cost to extend the pipeline. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that this project will be bid out, and the bid will be extended for the entire project. Money used to pay for the project will have to be taken from the Wastewater Treatment account, but is reimbursable. Mr. Barnum advised that the New Santa Clara Field Canal Company received a loan from the Division of Water Quality for 75% of the project. The City will front 25% of the cost of the project and take over their payments for the next 20 years. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that the City could also pay off the loan if it chose to do so. A motion to approve the agreement was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Isom. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT: Consider approval of a cooperative agreement with UDOT for improvements at the Diagonal and Bluff Street intersection. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the proposed agreement with the State is to redesign and make improvements to the intersection of Bluff and Diagonal. City Engineer Dave Demas explained that the drawings have been completed, but it will be two to three weeks before the specifications will be put out. The project will have to be bid under a State contract, but it will be completed this fiscal year. There will be a free right turn at Diagonal separated from the Bluff Street traffic. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that a median will also be installed so that there can be no left turns onto Diagonal. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Orton to approve the agreement. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. Public Works Director Larry Bulloch advised that the Tonaquint bridge project will be completed this spring. Hard surfacing of Skyline Road will be done as soon as the weather permits, probably in March. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that Riverside Drive will be completed this calendar year. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Consider approval of the minutes of the regular City Council meeting held December 4, 2003. A motion was made by Council Member Orton and seconded by Council Member Gardner to approve the minutes as amended. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. St. George City Council Minutes January 8, 2004 Page Six Consider approval of the minutes of the regular City Council meeting held December 18, 2003. A motion was made by Council Member Orton and seconded by Cou...


City Council Minutes 01/21/2016:
ST. GEORGE CITY COUNCIL MINUTES REGULAR MEETING JANUARY 21, 2016, 5:00 P.M. CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS PRESENT: Mayor Jon Pike Councilmember Jimmie Hughes Councilmember Michele Randall Councilmember Joe Bowcutt Councilmember Ed Baca City Manager Gary Esplin City Attorney Shawn Guzman City Recorder Christina Fernandez EXCUSED: Councilmember Bette Arial OPENING: Mayor Pike called the meeting to order and welcomed all in attendance. He mentioned a Volunteer Firefighter who passed away this week, Kelly Adams. The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag was led by Scout Dodge Johnson and the invocation was offered by Reverend Alex Wilkie. Mayor Pike mentioned the BluCan recycling program that will be starting soon and that the cans are being delivered. Although there were several notifications sent regarding the program, some residents were unaware of the opt out period which took place in September and October. The cost of the program is $3.12 per month due to the percentage of participants. He stated that this program will lengthen the life of the landfill. A pickup schedule can be found on blucan.org; pickup will start the week of January 31st. Resident Linda Johnston presented the Mayor and Council with a piece of lumber from the original Electric Theater. Her cousin took the lumber and made furniture which will be on display at the next George Streetfest. Mayor Pike mentioned events that will be taking place at the Electric Theater in the near future. He then introduced Erin Taylor-Talcott, a race walker from upstate New York and read her biography. Ms. Taylor-Talcott explained that she is here training. On February 21 the 50k Olympic trials will be held, and soon after the world cup if they approve her to be on the men’s team. Mayor Pike introduced Gary Watts with the DinosaurAh!Torium Foundation Board. Mr. Watts explained that the Foundation manages the Dinosaur Site Museum. Their current Director recently retired. He introduced Dr. Liz Freedman-Fowler, who will take over the position. Dr. Freedman-Fowler provided an update on the visitors during the 2015 year. Additionally she mentioned projects that will be taking place in the next few months. She presented the Mayor with a one dollar bill folded in the shape of a triceratops. Mayor Pike welcomed the SOUP Group (Southern Utah Pickleball Association). St. George City Council Minutes January 21, 2016 Page Two Bob Klarich commented that the players absolutely love the Little Valley pickleball courts. He then presented the Mayor and Council with a plaque to say thank you for what the City has done. Michelle Graves with the Huntsman World Senior Games mentioned that drone footage was done of the courts. It was sent to Support Services Director so that the City can use it. AMEND CITY CODE/ORDINANCE: Consider approval of an ordinance amending Title 1, Chapter 7 of City code pertaining to Officers and Employees. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the current code requires City officers live within the City of St. George. The recommendation is to change the language to allow for flexibility. City Attorney Shawn Guzman outlined other changes including: removing Director of Finance as the position is now titled Director of administrative services and changing the bond requirements for the City Treasurer to comply with state law. He pointed out that the list states Director of community development; however, the position no longer exists and the duties have been taken over by the Director of public works. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the ordinance amending Title 1, Chapter 7 of City code pertaining to Officers and Employees. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised that the ordinance will change Title 1, Chapters 7 and 10 as well as Title 8, Chapter 3. CORRECTED MOTION: Councilmember Randall corrected her motion to include the clarifications made by City Attorney Shawn Guzman. SECOND: The corrected motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt. VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a roll call vote, as follows: Councilmember Hughes - aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Baca - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. APPOINTMENT OF CITY OFFICERS: Consider appointment of City Officers. Mayor Pike named the City Officers who will be reappointed. They are as follows: St. George City Council Minutes January 21, 2016 Page Three City Recorder Christina Fernandez City Treasurer Aaron Olsen Chief of Police Marlon Stratton Fire Chief Robert Stoker Leisure Services Kent Perkins Public Works Cameron Cutler Water Services Scott Taylor Energy Services Laurie Mangum Administrative Services Deanna Brklacich City Attorney Shawn Guzman City Attorney Shawn Guzman mentioned the three Deputy City Recorders – Annette Hansen, Genna Singh and Rene Fleming. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to reappoint the officers as stated. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall. VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Hughes - aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Baca - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. FINANCIAL REPORT: Consider approval of the December, 2015 financial report. City Manager Gary Esplin mentioned the highlights of the report as noted on the second page of the report. He stated that the budget is in good shape – revenues are higher than anticipated in most categories and expenditures are down. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bowcutt to approve the financial report for December, 2015. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca. VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Hughes - aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Baca – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. AWARD OF BID Consider award of bid for equipment for the Fire Department through the National Purchasing Partners Purchasing Agreement. St. George City Council Minutes January 21, 2016 Page Four City Manager Gary Esplin advised that this purchase in under the agreement approved at a Council meeting last month. Loose equipment and an extraction tool will be purchased for the new fire truck being purchased. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood explained the total cost is $78,219.23; the equipment will be purchased from L.N. Curtis. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the bid for the loose equipment and Hurst extrication equipment for the Fire Department from L.N. Curtis in the amount of $78,219.23. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca. VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Hughes - aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Baca - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for two (2) new substation transformers for Energy Services. Energy Services Director Laurie Mangum explained that the request is to purchase two transformers from the second lowest bidder because of the lead time. There are two substations that are almost at 100% of their demand capacity. The cost is $309,456 for each transformer. City Manager Gary Esplin stated the transformers in the low bid are manufactured outside of the Country; the recommended bidder is in the United States. The current budget contains fund for one of the transformers, the other will be added to the budget proposal for the next fiscal year. Energy Services Director Laurie Mangum added that one of the transformers will be placed on the Ridgetop and the other near the new Smith’s being built. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that since this is an enterprise fund, they can carry funds from year to year. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the bid for the two substation transformers in the amount of $309,456 each to Transformer Corp, total $618,912. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt. VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Hughes - aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Baca - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. St. George City Council Minutes January 21, 2016 Page Five Councilmember Hughes mentioned the UAMPS brochure which includes a picture of Energy Services Director Laurie Mangum with all of the men in her profession. PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT: Consider approval of a Professional Services Agreement with JViation for Airport Services. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that every five years the FAA requires the City to renew the contract for engineering services at the airport. Currently, there is an agreement with Jviation. Staff recommends continuing with Jviation. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the Professional Services Agreement with Jviation for Airport Services. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Hughes. VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Hughes - aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Baca - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider a zone change request to rezone approximately 3.614 acres located at the logical extension of Shady Springs Drive from Mining & Grazing to R-1-10. HETTSA Group, LLC, applicant. Planning & Zoning Manager John Willis presented the request to rezone approximately 3.614 acres located at the logical extension of Shady Springs Drive from Mining & Grazing to R-1-10. He showed an aerial map of the property and noted that this parcel was recently annexed into the City. He also showed a Zoning Map, General Plan Map, Tonaquint Master Plan, Land Use Designation Map, Proposed Zoning Map, Plat and photos of the area. Planning Commission recommends approval. Mayor Pike opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the zone change request from Mining and Grazing to R-1-10 on approximately 3.614 acres. 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 Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Baca - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. St. George City Council Minutes January 21, 2016 Page Six PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider a zone change request to rezone approximately 4.62 acres located at the southeast corner of the intersection at 3589 South and 3000 East Street from Agriculture to R-1-10. Development Solutions Group, Inc., applicant. Planner Ray Snyder presented the request to rezone approximately 4.62 acres located at the southeast corner of the intersection at 3589 South and 3000 East Street from Agriculture to R-1-10. He showed a Vicinity Map, Zone Change Map, Aerial Map of the Site, Zoning Map, General Plan Land Use Map – LDR. Several residents attended the Planning Commission meeting to speak and advocate for a mountain riding park be created in the Little Valley area. Discussion included community growth, general plan, zoning, parks, private property rights, and liability and insurance issues. The Parks Department has been made aware of this matter and was provided contact information for the interested residents who were in attendance. Planning Commission recommends approval. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that there has been discussion about putting a culvert under 3000 East to provide access to the bouldering area. Staff is looking at a mountain bicycle skills park as part of the RAP Tax bonds that were issued. Since this is private property, if this property was to be used for this type of facility, the City would have to purchase it. An expert will soon be hired to determine the location of such a park. The City does not own any property in that area, this property is owned by SITLA. SITLA does not want people on their property. Leisure Services Director Kent Perkins is looking into what can be used on the two acre detention basin on 3000 East. Ryan Thomas with Development Solutions mentioned that there will be a four acre park at the intersection of 3000 East and Crimson Ridge Drive. There is an area more towards Banded Hills Drive that may be okay for a skills park. He explained even if they do not plan on developing an area, they still have to purchase it from SITLA. Some of the concerns at the Planning Commission meeting were that kids ride their bikes on this parcel. There are recreational opportunities in that area; he suggested that residents contact the Parks Division. City Manager Gary Esplin noted that staff can ask the consultant to evaluate the area. Mayor Pike opened the public hearing. Josh Taylor, resident, thanked the Council for the good ideas. He is not trying to stop the zone change; however, he wanted to note that there are a lot of places where kids ride their bikes in this area. There is a fairly large mountain bike park being discussed –a ton of space is not needed and it may not take much money to build one. The mountain bike community has issues that trail access is on the west side of the City; those living in Little Valley have to travel a bit. City Manager Gary Esplin explained there are assets in the Little Valley area. He does not know if all of the comments regarding possible locations for such a park need to be discussed tonight. Residents and staff can meet in the future to St. George City Council Minutes January 21, 2016 Page Seven discuss options. He asked that those in attendance who would like to be included to give their contact information to Parks Planner Mark Goble. Mayor Pike closed the public hearing. Councilmember Hughes mentioned that numbers of years ago, residents were able to ride their horses or mules in the open areas that are now homes. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the zone change on approximately 4.62 acres from A-1 to R-1-10. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt. Councilmember Baca recognized this is an excellent example of residents coming together with developers and the City. VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a roll call vote, as follows: Councilmember Hughes - aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Baca - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/VACATE TEMPORARY DRAINAGE EASEMENT/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider vacating a temporary drainage easement over all of lot 48 of Oakwood Estates Phase 2. Development Solutions, applicant. Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the request to vacate a temporary drainage easement over all of lot 48 of Oakwood Estates Phase 2. He reviewed the plat and showed the drain easement on a map. The developer is requesting to vacate the easement now even though the downstream facilities are not installed. In lieu of a detention basin, they propose to install a berm along the east side. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the proposal will provide more coverage than the detention basin would have. Mr. Jenkins noted that this would be a temporary facility. Ryan Thomas with Development Solutions pointed out that the detention basin is about 60% built. With the capacity it currently has, there is plenty of room to bring in additional flows. Mayor Pike opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing. St. George City Council Minutes January 21, 2016 Page Eight MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to vacate the temporary drainage easement over all of lot 48 of Oakwood 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 Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Baca - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. SET PUBLIC HEARINGS: Planner Ray Snyder advised at its meetings held on January 12, 2016, the Planning Commission recommended setting public hearings on February 4, 2016 to consider: 1) a request to amend the General Plan from Low Density Residential to Medium Density Residential on 20.43 acres generally located on Tonaquint Drive; 2) a request to amend the General Plan from Low Density Residential to Commercial on approximately 10.43 acres generally located at the intersection of Sugar Leo Road and Pioneer Road; 3) a zone change request to amend the Gordon Palmer/Southgate area Planned Development to create a master sign plan; property is located between Blackridge Drive and Hilton Drive and 1470 South and Dixie Drive; and 4) a request to rezone approximately 0.176 acres from Planned Development Residential to Residential Estate 12,500 sq. ft. minimum lot size; property is located on the south side of Colorado Drive and generally located between 2050 East and Colorado Circle. Although the Planning Commission also recommended to set a public hearing on February 4th to consider a fourth zone change amendment request to the Atkinville Interchange Zone Plan to add a planned development residential neighborhood within the milepost 2 interchange area on 51.95 acres located along I-15 to the east, SunRiver Parkway to the north, a future city park and the Atkinville Wash to the south and Arrowhead Canyon Drive to the west, the applicant has asked that the public hearing be held on February 18, 2016 instead. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to set the public hearings 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 Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Baca - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT: Consider approval of a conditional use permit to increase the number of children in an established child family support facility located at 310 West 200 North. The Family Support Center, applicant. Planner Ray Snyder presented the request for a conditional use permit to increase the number of children in an established child family support facility located at 310 West 200 St. George City Council Minutes January 21, 2016 Page Nine North. He read portions of the ordinance 10-7F-2 pertaining to Permitted, Conditional, or Accessory Uses and showed a zoning map and photos of the area. Parking shall be one space for each staff member, plus one space for each eight children. The request meets state requirements. He reviewed the findings from the Planning Commission who recommended approval with the findings. Laura Bartschi with the Family Support Center explained that they received more requests from clients to use their facility. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the conditional use permit to increase the number from eight to twelve children at the family support facility. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall. VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Hughes - aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Baca - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT: Consider approval of a conditional use permit to establish a bulk propane business with a 30,000 gallon tank located on Venture Drive in the Ft. Pierce Industrial Park. M&C Warren Investments LLC., applicant. Planner Ray Snyder presented the request for a conditional use permit to establish a bulk propane business with a 30,000 gallon tank located on Venture Drive in the Ft. Pierce Industrial Park. He mentioned the zoning ordinance requires a conditional use permit for this type of use. He showed an aerial map of the lot, photos of the site, site plan, example of the elevation and photo of the proposed tank. He mentioned findings from the Planning Commission. The Fire Marshall has no issues with the request. Mark Burgess, representative for applicant, explained this will be used for bulk storage. The applicant has the same type of storage facility on lot 7. Mr. Snyder read the conditions of the Planning Commission as follows: 1) Facility: the site plan and elevations as presented for a bulk plat are recommended for approval to the City Council; 2) Fencing: install a solid block wall as seen from Venture Drive with chain link on sides and rear (as presented in site plan); 3) Safety: steel bollards shall be installed at a maximum of five feet spacing around the proposed 30,000 gallon propane gas storage tank. Comply with all City, State and Federal requirements. Meet all applicable fire codes; 4) Landscaping: the landscaping shall comply with Title 10, Chapter 25; 5) SPR: submit a SPR (site plan review) application along with the required civil engineering plans for staff review and processing; 6) a letter from the Ft. Pierce Owners Association shall be provided before development plans are approved; and 7) a copy of the cross access agreement shall be provided to the City for review and case file. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bowcutt to approve the conditional use permit to establish a bulk propane business on Venture Drive in the Ft. Pierce Industrial Park subject to the recommendations of the Planning Commission and findings by staff. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall. St. George City Council Minutes January 21, 2016 Page Ten VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Hughes - aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Baca - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT: Consider approval of a conditional use permit to construct a detached accessory structure 20’ in height on property located at 3810 Sugar Leo Road. DR Builders Inc., applicant. Planning & Zoning Manager John Willis presented the request for a conditional use permit to construct a detached accessory structure 20’ in height on property located at 3810 Sugar Leo Road. He showed an aerial view of the property, site plan, elevation, and photos of the area. Per the applicant, the garage will be for personal auto and RV storage. The proposed detached structure will be setback 24’ from the rear, 3’ from the side property line and 27’ from the existing home. Proposed side and rear yard setback is in compliance with City code. The structure is proposing to encroach into an easement and will be required to obtain approval from the JUC prior to issuance of a building permit. The proposed height to the midpoint of the roof is approximately 20’ to accommodate and RV. Although the detached structure will be constructed using different materials than the main structure, the brick will be the same color. Planning Commission recommends approval with findings, which he reviewed. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the conditional use permit for the detached accessory structure 20’ in height for RV storage on property located at 3810 Sugar Leo Road with the conditions of the Planning Commission and comments from staff. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall. VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Hughes - aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Baca - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT: Consider approval a conditional use permit to construct a 15,626 sq. ft. single family residential home that will exceed 35’ on property located at 2836 South 2300 East Circle. Kevin Hafen, applicant. Planning & Zoning Manager John Willis presented the request for a conditional use permit to construct a 15,626 sq. ft. single family residential home that will exceed 35’ on property located at 2836 South 2300 East Circle. He explained how height is measured and then showed and reviewed an aerial map of the area, zoning map, site plan, front and side elevations and photos of the area. Letters from neighbors were received and have been given to the City Council. Planning Commission recommended denial 4-1 as height is height is not in harmony with the neighborhood. He reviewed the findings from the St. George City Council Minutes January 21, 2016 Page Eleven Planning Commission. He explained that the property is level toward the front; however, as it reaches the rear, it increases in elevation. The hill towards the rear of the property is about 15 feet. The applicant, Kevin Hafen, introduced himself. Russell Mitchell, representative for Mr. Hafen mentioned that this is unusual lot. Rosenberg and Associates engineered the home. Since there is a walkout basement, the average includes the walkout basement. If the basement is removed, the height would be at 35’; with the basement it is above the 35’. The definition for height in the zoning ordinance does not include something that is already below grade to begin with. He provided and reviewed a handout. Further, he explained they propose cutting into the dirt to create the basement which will be at angle; part of the basement wall will be exposed. The front door is on grade. The 50’ height will be on the side of the hill; the front of the house is 35’. In looking at the plan, the home was pushed over 100’ from the neighbors. All items were submitted to City staff for a building permit which will cost Mr. Hafen approximately $15,000. Because of the delay in processing his permit application due to having to wait on his lender, Mr. Hafen was able to excavate, but not put in the footings. He was approved for the footings but had to wait until the item was heard by the Council. He asked the request be approved as presented. Councilmember Bowcutt asked what the height is if standing at the front door. Mr. Willis stated the height would be 35’; he showed the elevation. Councilmember Hughes commented the only place visible over 35’ will be on the east side. That street is a bit unique as there are large lots. Mr. Willis mentioned that the Planning Commission struggled with this request. Councilmember Bowcutt noted that the Planning Commission struggled with the fact that the house is backwards. Mr. Hafen stated that he did that intentionally for the views. Councilmember Hughes commented that the house is positioned in the right place on the lot. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the conditional use permit to construct single family residential home up to 42’ in height at the property located at 2836 South 2300 East Circle. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall. VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Hughes - aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Baca - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. City Attorney Shawn Guzman stated that staff did a great job balancing all of the interest regarding this request. St. George City Council Minutes January 21, 2016 Page Twelve CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT: Consider approval of a conditional use permit to construct a home that exceeds the allowable height of 35’ on property located at 225 South 1160 West Circle. C. Blake Homes, applicant. John Willis presented the request for a conditional use permit to construct a home that exceeds the allowable height of 35’ on property located at 225 South 1160 West Circle. He showed an aerial map of the area, zoning map, site plan, elevation and rendering of the proposed home. The home is on a hill; therefore, the applicant is proposing to build starting at the street elevation, building up the hill. He showed additional renderings and a photo of the area. Planning Commission recommended approval. He read the findings as outlined in the agenda packet. Councilmember Bowcutt suggested in the future, staff explain how the height is computed to the Planning Commission. City Manager Gary Esplin noted that the adjacent properties were built up. The height of this property is the same as the other properties. In the future, how the height is determined may need to be looked at. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the conditional use permit to construct a home that exceeding height of 35’ to 48’ in height for property located at 225 South 1160 West Circle. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca. VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Hughes - aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Baca - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PRELIMINARY PLAT: Wes Jenkins presented the preliminary plat for Don Cannon, an 8-lot residential subdivision located on 750 North Street; zoning is R-1-10. He showed and reviewed the preliminary plat. Staff requests a privacy wall to separate the residential from the commercial. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the preliminary plat for Don Cannon. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca. VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Hughes - aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Baca - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. St. George City Council Minutes January 21, 2016 Page Thirteen FINAL PLAT: Wes Jenkins presented the final plat for St. George Elementary Subdivision, a 1-lot residential subdivision located between 100 South Street and 200 South Street at approximately 300 East; zoning is Residential Central City. He showed and reviewed the preliminary plat. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the final plat for St. George Elementary Subdivision. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt. VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Hughes - aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Baca - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. FINAL PLAT: Wes Jenkins presented the final plat for Entrada at Snow Canyon “Chaco West” Phase 3, a 12-lot residential subdivision located along the westerly and northerly sides of Tacheene Drive at approximately 2910 West and 2480 North; zoning is Planned Development Residential. He showed and reviewed the final plat. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the final plat for Entrada at Snow Canyon “Chaco West” Phase 3. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt. VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Hughes - aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Baca - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. FINAL PLAT: Wes Jenkins presented the final plat for Meadow Valley Farms Phase 7, a 19-lot residential subdivision located at approximately 3995 South and Little Valley Road; zoning is RE-20. He showed and reviewed the final plat. The developer is proposing to dedicate a portion of the hillside to the City. The rest of the area will be a no build, no disturb area (shaded area on the plat). MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the final plat for Meadow Valley Farms Phase 7. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca. VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Hughes - aye Councilmember Randall – aye St. George City Council Minutes January 21, 2016 Page Fourteen Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Baca - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. LOT LINE ADJUSTMENT: Wes Jenkins presented the request to adjust the lot line on residential property between parcels 1 and 2 for Magnolia. The property is located near the end of 1790 West Street; zoning is PD-R. He showed the final plat and explained that the cross hatched area belongs to parcel 1; however, it will be added to parcel 2. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the lot line adjustment on residential property between lots 1 and 2 of Magnolia. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca. VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Hughes - aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Baca - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. AMEND CITY CODE/ORDINANCE: Consider approval of an ordinance amending Title 3, Chapter 2P of City code pertaining to Article B Motels. City Manager Gary Esplin advised the proposed amendment is to bring the City into conformance with the recent Supreme Court ruling. City Attorney Shawn Guzman explained the proposed changes include amending the information required for the guest register and the types of ID required when booking a room. Additionally, the proposed ordinance states that all guest possessions must be removed from the room being occupied if they exceed 29 days and it clarifies when an inspection can take place at a motel property. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Baca to approve the amendment to the hotel ordinance as outlined by City Attorney Shawn Guzman. 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 Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Baca - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. MINUTES: Consider approval of the minutes from the meeting held on December 10, 2015. St. George City Council Minutes January 21, 2016 Page Fifteen MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the minutes from December 10, 2015. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca. VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Hughes - aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Baca - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. MINUTES: Consider approval of the minutes from the meeting held on December 17, 2015. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bowcutt to approve the minutes from December 17, 2015. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall. VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Hughes - aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Baca - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. REPORTS FROM MAYOR, COUNCILMEMBERS AND CITY MANAGER: No reports were given. ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION: MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to discuss property sale and character and competence of an individual. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca. VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a roll call vote, as follows: Councilmember Hughes - aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Baca - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. RECONVENE AND ADJOURN: MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to reconvene and adjourn. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt. VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows: St. George City Council Minutes January 21, 2016 Page Sixteen Councilmember Hughes - aye Councilmember Randall â...


City Council Minutes 01/05/2017:
ST. GEORGE CITY COUNCIL MINUTES REGULAR MEETING JANUARY 5, 2017, 5:00 P.M. CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS   PRESENT: Mayor Jon Pike Councilmember Jimmie Hughes Councilmember Michele Randall             Councilmember Joe Bowcutt             Councilmember Bette Arial             Councilmember Ed Baca             City Attorney Shawn Guzman City Manager Gary Esplin  City Recorder Christina Fernandez   OPENING:    Mayor Pike called the meeting to order and welcomed all in attendance.  The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Scouts and the invocation was offered by Reverend Jimi Kestin.   Mayor Pike read a proclamation proclaiming January, 2017 as Mentoring Month.  He then introduced Ashlynn Henderson who will be playing Annie in the St. George Musical production beginning January 19th.   Mayor Pike mentioned events that are coming up in the near future as well as the cemetery cleanup taking place from January 9th - 13th.   COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC: Mayor Pike outlined the rules for speaking.   Resident Steve Horner voiced his concerns regarding fireworks being set off late at night and early in the morning as well as the time frame the City allows fireworks to be set off.  He requested the City lead the way for Utah by adopting an ordinance curtailing the use of fireworks.   Mayor Pike noted that it is tough to catch people who set them off after hours.   City Attorney Shawn Guzman explained the state does not allow cities to prohibit lighting off fireworks or sales during certain times of the year; however, fireworks can be banned in certain areas of the City.  He and Chief Stoker will look at those areas.  On New Year’s Eve, they are allowed until 1:00 a.m.  Hours, days and sales are controlled by the state.  The Police Department deals with these issues every year.  It is difficult to determine who set off the fireworks as by the time they get to the location the fireworks are gone.    FINANCIAL REPORT: Consider approval of the financial report for November, 2016.   City Manager Gary Esplin stated that the General Fund revenues exceed 11% above the anticipated amount.  The report shows more expense than revenue because the City has not received property tax allocation.  He noted that sales tax continues to   St. George City Council Minutes January 5, 2017 Page Two   increase and the City received its Class C road funds, a 33% increase.  He also noted that golf revenues are up significantly.    MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the financial report for November, 2016. SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial. VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:   Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye           The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for the purchase of loose equipment for three (3) new fire engine/pumper trucks currently under contract.   City Manager Gary Esplin explained the budget includes funds for the equipment for the three new engines currently being built.   Purchasing Manager Brett Whitelaw stated the cost of the equipment is $155,609.46. He outlined the equipment being purchased.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the purchase of equipment for the Fire Department in the amount of $155,609.46.  SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca. VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:   Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye           The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT: Consider approval of a professional services agreement for the centrifuge upgrade at the Wastewater Treatment Plant.   City Manager Gary Esplin explained the agreement is with Andritz Separation Inc for the centrifuges at the Wastewater Treatment Plant.   Water Services Director Scott Taylor explained a third centrifuge was purchased about a year ago; this centrifuge is up and running. The next phase is to take   St. George City Council Minutes January 5, 2017 Page Three   centrifuges 1 and 2 out of service to be refurbished over the next two years.  The upgrade improved the performance by approximately 25%.  He noted that the total amount $512,976 for both centrifuges.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember  Randall to approve the professional services agreement with Andritz Separation Inc for the centrifuge upgrade in the amount of $512,976. SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt. VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:   Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye           The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT: Consider approval of a professional services agreement for the Cement Tank Waterline and the City Creek to Ledges Waterline and 138kV Powerline BLM Plan of Development projects.   City Manager Gary Esplin explained this agreement is for design work on the waterline along Red Hills Parkway.  Part of this contract would be to design an easement to take the water and power lines through the HCP area and connect the City Creek well area to the Ledges area.  The design would have to be reviewed by the BLM.   Water Services Director Scott Taylor advised the agreement is to develop a plan of development to submit to the BLM.    MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember  Arial to approve the professional services agreement for the Cement Tank Waterline and the City Creek to Ledges Waterline and 138kV Powerline BLM Plan of Development projects in the amount of $57,776. SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca. VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:   Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye           The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.       St. George City Council Minutes January 5, 2017 Page Four   PUBLIC HEARING/AMEND PD-C ZONE/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider amending the Lin’s Planned Development Commercial zone located at the southwest corner of 3000 East and Mall Drive to develop a credit union.  Mountain America Credit Union, applicant.   Planner Ray Snyder presented the request to amend the Lin’s Planned Development Commercial zone located on the corner of 3000 East and Mall Drive to develop a credit union.  He presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics:  summary of request; aerial map; overall site plan; colored concept plan; zoning map; site plan; rendering; elevations; materials and colors; and photos of the area.  The Planning Commission recommended approval with the following conditions and comments:   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 zone change and to amend the PD-C to accommodate the Mountain America Credit Union, approve the site plan, materials and elevation including the comments and conditions of the Planning Commission, and to install bike racks if the developer is willing to do so. SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca. VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a roll call vote, as follows:   Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye           The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider changing the zone from RE-37.5 to R-1-10 on 0.76 acres located on the corner of Del Mar Drive and Damascus Drive.  Brett and Julie Empey, applicants.   Planner Ray Snyder presented the request to change the zone from RE-37.5 to R-1-10 on 0.76 acres located on the corner of Del Mar Drive and Damascus Drive.  He presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics:  summary of the request; aerial map; general plan map; zoning map; Bloomington Ranches No. 2 subdivision; site map; and photos of the area.  He mentioned a letter received in opposition and noted the Planning Commission recommended approval.   St. George City Council Minutes January 5, 2017 Page Five   Councilmember Bowcutt commented that the property is adjacent is R-1-10; therefore he does not believe this is spot zoning.    Mayor Pike opened the public hearing.    Resident Paul Huber believes this is a bad precedent to set.  All of the other yards in the area are large.  There is already a “drug house” in the neighborhood that nobody wanted.   Resident Troy Pyles commented the character of the neighborhood is large lots, with large homes and is horse property area; the R-1-10 homes Councilmember Bowcutt mentioned are in a different neighborhood.  He too believes this would set a bad precedence as there are still vacant lots.  He stated that there is a lot of room on this lot for stables and commented he is not sure why the applicant is requesting this.  If approved, the City should take notes of some alternatives - at minimum, the lot should be divided in two and mandate the size of the home.  Another alternative is to have the City purchase the lot for a play area.    Brent Empey, applicant, mentioned that he wants to change the zone because it has been growing weeds for the past twenty years.  Additionally, he does not want to take care of such a large piece of property.  He wants to split it in half, he was told by the City that he would have to change the zone to R-1-10 because that was the zoning in the area.  His intention is to build one home.   City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised the Council cannot bind the applicant.   The applicant is free to volunteer to do what they wish; a zone change cannot be conditional unless the applicant agrees.  The agreement would be recorded with the property.   Resident Joe Valley mentioned that he owns property in the area.  He has been approached by several people to rezone the property or split the lot.     He is opposed to this change because he is trying to build a home.  If the lot owner cannot afford to clean up the lot, they shouldn’t have it.  He would rather see a large vacant dirt lot than smaller homes.    Mr. Empey noted that two sides of the lot face streets.    Mr. Pyles noted that a better solution for the property owner would be to sell the land.  The neighbors should not suffer to benefit one person.   Mayor Pike closed the public hearing.   City Attorney Shawn Guzman commented if the concern is the character of the neighborhood, the zone can be changed to RE-12.5.  Spot zoning is not   St. George City Council Minutes January 5, 2017 Page Six   heard of much anymore.  A large number of the concerns deals with the size of the lot.    Planning & Zoning Manager John Willis noted the RE-12.5 zone allows for animals rights and is consistent with the General Plan.  The potential modification could be RE and would help limit the lot size.  Staff would have to look at setbacks to see if that is feasible.    Mr. Empey does not currently own the lot, he is looking to purchase it.   City Manager Gary Esplin noted that Bloomington Ranches was designated as a ranch; he too would be concerned if the undeveloped lots could be changed to smaller lots.  This property is adjacent to R-1-10 zoning, but it is also adjacent to horse properties.        Councilmember Bowcutt commented that this lot faces two streets.  It is not like other vacant lots.    MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to deny the request.  SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall.   Councilmember Bowcutt inquired if the applicant can return with a request to rezone to RE-12.5   City Manager Gary Esplin noted that the applicant would have to wait one year.   VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a roll call vote, as follows:   Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye           The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider changing the zone from R-1-10 to R-1-8 on 0.877 acres generally located at the intersection of Maple Mountain Drive and Marietta Drive. Development Solutions Group, Inc, applicant.   Planning and Zoning Manager John Willis presented the request to change the zone from R-1-10 to R-1-8 on .0877 acres generally located at the     St. George City Council Minutes January 5, 2017 Page Seven   intersection of Maple Mountain Drive and Marietta Drive.  He presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: vicinity map; general plan map; current zoning map; and zone change map.  Planning Commission recommended approval.   Mayor Pike opened the public hearing.  There being no comment, he closed the public hearing.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember  Arial to approve the ordinance changing the zone from R-1-10 to R-1-8 on .0877 acres generally located at the intersection of Maple Mountain Drive and Marietta Drive.   SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt. VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a roll call vote, as follows:   Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye           The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   Councilmember Hughes stepped out.   PUBLIC HEARING/AMEND GENERAL PLAN/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider amending the General Plan to include the St. George Active Transportation Plan.  City of St. George, applicant.   Support Services Director Marc Mortensen presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics:  St. George Active Transportation Plan; Why do walking & bicycling matter?; What does the General Plan say?; Public input; Mobility & independence; Air quality & environment; Economics & tourism; Health & safety; What the plan “IS”; What the plan “IS NOT”; What does St. George’s Active Transportation Plan do?; Plan organization; 1. Vision, Goals and Objectives; 2. Existing conditions & needs analysis; 3. Public involvement; 4. Infrastructure recommendations; 5. Program/policy recommendations; 6. Prioritization, implementation & evaluation; and 7. Funding.  He outlined how prioritization would be handled.   Councilmember Hughes returned during Mr. Mortensen’s presentation.   Mayor Pike opened the public hearing.   Craig Shanklin with the Southern Utah Bicycle Alliance thanked the City for their efforts.  He would like to see the plan adopted so there are choices.    St. George City Council Minutes January 5, 2017 Page Eight   Joey Dye, an active member of the cycling community, thanked the Council for their efforts.  He feels the City has done a good job and is ahead of the curve.   Ryan Gurr, owner of Red Rock Bicycle, thanked the Council for considering this plan.  This plan will benefit current and future residents explore the community outside of a car.    Denise Purdue thanked all of those involved in putting the plan together.  She travels all over the world on bike as she is a bicycle tour director.  The City has a great plan, but it can be improved.    Danielle Larkin agreed with all of the comments.  While attending SUU, she wrote a paper regarding communities who were unfriendly towards cyclists and walkers can become friendly to them.  She has noticed amazing excitement when people receive bicycles.  The Bicycle Collective of Southern Utah has donated 25 bikes to SwitchPoint a couple of months ago; they have approximately 200 more they are working on.  She encouraged the City to offer education to both cyclists and motorists.    Kyle Wells, representative for Dixie State University, mentioned that active transportation will become critical to the success of Dixie State.  He requested the Council look at access to the University from 700 East.   Kye Nordfelt with the Public Health Department mentioned that currently in Washington County, only about 4 out of 10 people in the County get the recommended amount of 30 minutes of activity daily.  He thanked the Council for their support.   Cimarron Chacon, owner of GRO Races, commented that this is an exciting opportunity for their racers to get around the City.      Mayor Pike closed the public hearing.   City Manager Gary Esplin mentioned the City has been working on an active transportation plan since approximately 1990.  This is a continuation of the plan that is in place.  Tying neighborhoods together is critical.    MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Baca to approve amending the General Plan to include the St. George Active Transportation Plan as outlined.       SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt. VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a roll call vote, as follows:   Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall – aye St. George City Council Minutes January 5, 2017 Page Nine   Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye           The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   Mayor Pike called for a short recess.   PUBLIC HEARING/ANNEXATION/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider a request to annex 24.32 acres located at approximately 1300 South Dixie Drive into the City municipal boundaries.  Intellisites, applicant.   City Manager Gary Esplin presented the request to annex 24.32 acres located at approximately 1300 South Dixie Drive into the City boundaries.   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 ordinance annexing the 24.32 acres. SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall. VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:   Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye           The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   AGREEMENT/RESOLUTION: Consider approval of a resolution approving the execution of an agreement with Washington County for the transfer of property from the County to the City.   City Manager Gary Esplin explained the resolution would transfer small parcels of property to the City by the County.  Since they are located by existing roadways, they cannot be used.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the resolution entering into an agreement with Washington County for the transfer of property from the County to the City. SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt. VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a roll call vote, as follows: St. George City Council Minutes January 5, 2017 Page Ten   Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye           The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   REIMBURSEMENT AGREEMENT: Consider approval of a reimbursement agreement with Quality Development for the construction of roadway, drainage, and trail improvements along Horseman Park Drive.   City Manager Gary Esplin stated the agreement with Quality Development is for the construction of roadway, drainage and trail improvements along Horseman Park Drive, between Little Valley Road and 3000 East along the Dixie Power utility line.    MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Baca to approve the agreement with Quality Development for the construction of roadway, drainage, and trail improvements along Horseman Park Drive. SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall. VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:   Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye           The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   PARKING RATIO: Consider approval of a parking ratio of 1:150 for restaurants at the Shoppes at Zion located at 250 North Red Cliffs Drive.    Planning & Zoning Manager John Willis presented the request for a parking ratio of 1.150 for restaurants for the Shoppes at Zion.  He showed an aerial map, outlined the request, and read language in City code pertaining to this request.  After discussing this request, the Planning Commission recommended denial 5 to 1.  Based on the current code, an increased parking deficiency of 36 spaces would occur with the ratio and size of restaurant proposed.   Becky Pendleton with The Shoppes at Zion asked the Council to not think about the parking deficiency for a moment.  She mentioned that the Shoppes at Zion has been here for approximately 26 years.  A couple of months ago, she met with City Manager Gary Esplin regarding these issues, he suggested they get a parking study.   She presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics:  The Shoppes at Zion Parking survey Saturday 2:00 p.m. in March; and parking lot occupancy on a   St. George City Council Minutes January 5, 2017 Page Eleven   Saturday in March.  The proposal is to convert up to 6,102 sq. ft. of existing retail to restaurants, not to remove any of the existing parking stalls.    Russ Mitchell, attorney for the applicant, noted that this is not an appeal as the code puts the decision in the hands of the Council based on a recommendation of the Planning Commission.  He presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: excerpts of the ordinances and the way it relates to the request; portions of an email from Ray Snyder pertaining to the request; and current and proposed.  He requested the Council approve the request.     Mr. Willis outlined the standards of the code and the types of uses that allow the Council to approve a reduction in parking if they hit the 500 parking ratio.  The only way they hit that ratio is if they count the restaurant; however, if spaces in excess of 500 shall be calculated on a basis of 1 space for 500.  That has been staff’s interpretation since 2004, which the Council upheld staff’s interpretation at that time.   City Attorney Shawn Guzman disagreed with Mr. Mitchell’s interpretation of these parts of the ordinance.  If you take the interpretations cited by Mr. Mitchell, food stores are not the same as restaurants and other establishments where food or beverages are consumed.  He noted that the presentation provided by Mr. Mitchell and Ms. Pendleton was received just prior to the meeting.  Looking at the numbers presented, they do not match.  He believes staff has calculated their numbers correctly.  The Planning Commission can recommend denial to the Council.  He advised the Council to proceed cautiously on the broad discretion that was previously discussed.  The Council would want specific findings as to why this location is different from other locations.  When Starbucks came in, it was a highly debated topic.     Mr. Mitchell commented that commercial centers do not appear anywhere else in City code, nor is it defined when viewing this code.  He spoke about the synergy of rideshare and noted that he has analyzed different cities; their code does not look like this.  Their study was done with counting traffic every day.  He asked the Council if they think 544 parking spaces is reasonably necessary under these circumstances.    Ms. Pendleton noted that things have changed since Starbucks came in.  Online shopping has become easy and has changed things.     City Attorney Shawn Guzman explained that the code does say commercial center, but courts will look at more specific language.  There would have to very specific findings as there are other similar strip malls who may want the same uses.  He mentioned Red Rock Commons which has been affected by these issues.  The City’s goal is to accommodate businesses.    Mayor Pike noted this is a difficult decision to make.  The Council tries to be flexible; food helps bring in customers.   Councilmember Randall commented that she understands both points.  She has never gone to this center and could not find a parking space.    Councilmember Bowcutt mentioned that one of the challenges for him is that they may set a precedent that will cause problems in the future.  He would hate to see empty retail spaces.  St. George City Council Minutes January 5, 2017 Page Twelve   Councilmember Hughes noted that they are not shoving in new space, rather they are utilizing existing space.  He is also concerned with not setting a precedent.    City Manager Gary Esplin stated that if the Council is inclined to approve this, he does not feel it should be tonight.  He would like two weeks to analyze the numbers that have been presented and see how it compares to other cities.  He agrees that times have changed; however, there is a reason the ordinance was written.  If the ordinance it outdated, it should be changed.  He asked Mr. Willis to look at the parking ordinance recently.     MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to table the request for two weeks. SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial. VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:   Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye           The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   AGREEMENT RENEWAL: Consider renewing the agreement with Everbridge for the paging system and reverse 911 system for all of Washington County.   City Manager Gary Esplin explained the paging system is handled by the County through an agreement with Everbridge.  Since the City does the dispatching, staff feels the contract should be with the City.  It was not bid out because the contract is being assumed.  This agreement allows the City to continue with the services.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to renew the agreement with Everbridge. SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt. VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:   Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye           The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   SET NEW DATE AND TIME FOR AN EMPLOYEE APPEAL HEARING: City Manager Gary Esplin recommended rescheduling the employee appeal hearing on Thursday, February 16, 2017.   St. George City Council Minutes January 5, 2017 Page Thirteen   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to reschedule the employee appeal hearing on Thursday, February 16, 2017. SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Hughes.   Mayor Pike asked City Manager Gary Esplin to minimize the agenda for that meeting.   VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:   Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye           The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   RENTAL CAR AGREEMENT: Consider approval of a new car rental agreement with Hertz Corporation.   City Manager Gary Esplin advised the next three items are renewal agreements for rental cars at the airport.  The proposed agreements would require the counters be staffed during incoming flights.  Parking layouts have been revised according to the number of spaces being leased.  Staff recommends approval of the agreements.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the car rental agreement with Hertz Corporation. SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall. VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:   Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye           The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   RENTAL CAR AGREEMENT: Consider approval of a new car rental agreement with Avis Rent-A-Car and Budget Rent-A-Car.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the car rental agreement with Avis Rent-A-Car and Budget Rent-A-Car. SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Hughes. VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:     St. George City Council Minutes January 5, 2017 Page Fourteen   Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye           The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   RENTAL CAR AGREEMENT: Consider approval of a new car rental agreement with Enterprise Rent-A-Car Company of Utah.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the car rental agreement with Enterprise Rent-A-Car Company of Utah. SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial. VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:   Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye           The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   City Manager Gary Esplin advised item 6J is no longer necessary.    CONSTRUCTION AGREEMENT: Consider approval of a construction agreement with Bryce Christensen Excavating for services to remove sediment from the Ft. Pierce Wash.   City Manager Gary Esplin explained that under the purchasing ordinance the City Manager can authorize payments up to $50,000.  Although the cost is under that amount he put it on the agenda; however, the project is already finished.    MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve a construction agreement with Bryce Christensen Excavating for services to remove sediment from the Ft. Pierce Wash. SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall. VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:   Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye St. George City Council Minutes January 5, 2017 Page Fifteen           The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   MINUTES: Consider approval of the minutes from the meeting held on November 10, 2016.   Consider approval of the minutes from the meeting held on November 17, 2016.   Consider approval of the minutes from the meeting held on December 1, 2016.   Consider approval of the minutes from the meeting held on December 15, 2016.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the minutes from the meetings held on November 10, November 17, December 1, and December 15, 2016. SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial. VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:   Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye           The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   APPOINTMENTS:  Mayor Pike recommended appointing Twila Abrams, Katherine Alldridge and Lane Ronnow to the Art Museum Board.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to appoint Twila Abrams, Katherine Alldridge and Lane Ronnow to the Art Museum Board. SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Hughes. VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:   Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye           The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   Mayor Pike recommended reappointing Steven Brough to the Art Museum Board for a three year term. 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City Council Minutes 01/17/2013:
ST. GEORGE CITY COUNCIL MINUTES REGULAR MEETING JANUARY 17, 2013, 4:00 P.M. CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS PRESENT: Mayor Daniel McArthur Council Member Jimmie Hughes Council Member Ben Nickel Council Member Jon Pike Council Member Gail Bunker Council Member Gil Almquist City Manager Gary Esplin City Attorney Shawn Guzman Deputy City Recorder Judith Mayfield OPENING: Mayor McArthur called the meeting to order and welcomed all in attendance. He stated that it was the 151st anniversary of the founding of the City of St. George and asked everyone to join him in a round of “Happy Birthday.” August Mizmer, a First Class Scout from Troop 0509 led those in attendance in the pledge of allegiance and the invocation was offered by Council Member Jimmie Hughes. Mayor McArthur welcomed the Boy Scouts in the audience and introduced Geri Jorgensen who gave a brief report on the programs offered by Desert Solace. Ms. Jorgensen stated they were launching a campaign called “Keeping It Clean In 2013” and free kits would be available at City Hall and other locations as well. Mayor McArthur informed the audience that there would be a Community Action Team (CAT) meeting at the Dixie Center on January 29th which would focus on safety issues particularly in the schools. Mayor McArthur explained that the Heritage Choir would be performing on Friday and Sunday at the Tabernacle in celebration of the City’s 151st birthday. He stated Lynn Clark would be speaking at the performances as well. On Saturday, January 19th, people will be able to attend the Art Museum and Sand Hallow Aquatics Center free as well as being able to ride free on SunTran and the Carousal in Town Square. The Mayor and City Council Members will be making complimentary root beer floats between Noon and 2:00 p.m. at the Social Hall. Mayor McArthur introduced a 15 year old young man who is a resident of St. George who will be traveling to Russia next month with Team USA. He is a six times Junior Golden Glove winner in six different weight classes. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for asphalt maintenance of trails. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood stated they went out to bid and Holbrook was the only supplier who submitted a bid and they were the same supplier they were using this year and have had a very good working relationship with them. The contract is not to exceed $100,000 for trails for the year and will include crack sealing and striping. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Almquist to approve the award to Holbrook in the amount of $100,000. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Hughes. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: St. George City Council Minutes January 17, 2013 Page Two Council Member Pike – aye Council Member Bunker – aye Council Member Hughes – aye Council Member Almquist – aye Council Member Nickle - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. RESOLUTION: Consider approval of a resolution accepting the annexation petition for the Tonaquint Addition. City Manager Gary Esplin explained the first step in an annexation is the approval of a resolution accepting the petition. He stated this is from SITLA for property west of Tonaquint area out to the Green Valley area. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Pike to approve the resolution accepting the annexation petition for the Tonaquint Addition. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Almquist. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Pike – aye Council Member Bunker – aye Council Member Hughes – aye Council Member Almquist – aye Council Member Nickle - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. SET PUBLIC HEARING: City Planner Craig Harvey advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held January 8, 2013, recommended that a public hearing be scheduled for February 7 to consider a zone change from A-1 and RE-37.5 to RE-37.5 and RE-20 on a 10.89 acre parcel generally located at 3860 South and 2420 East in the Meadow Valley Farms area and a zone change from A-1 to R-1-10 and R-1-12 for Fieldstone at Little Valley, a site on a 18.5 acre parcel generally located at 2150 East and south of Equestrian Drive. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to set the public hearings as recommended. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Almquist but with a question. Council Member Almquist asked if the applicants for Item 1B, Fieldstone at Little Valley, were not desirous of the recommended adjustment. Craig Harvey stated they did not agree with the Planning Commission’s recommendation. Council Member Almquist said he seconded the motion. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Pike – aye Council Member Bunker – aye Council Member Hughes – aye Council Member Almquist – aye Council Member Nickle - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. Mayor McArthur stated he had a few additional items he wanted to address. The first was “The Presentation of Rock Fall Hazards” which will be presented on January 22, 2013 at 4 p.m. in the City Council Chambers by the Utah Geological Survey. On February 5th there will be a Transportation St. George City Council Minutes January 17, 2013 Page Three Expo from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. and on the 9th there will be a Sweetheart’s Ball at 7:00 p.m. at the Arts Center, 3rd floor. FINAL PLATS: Todd Jacobsen presented the final plat for Ft. Pierce Area No. Five (5) roadway dedication located on the east side of River Road at approximately 4900 South. This is for access to the Family Dollar Distribution Center. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that this would be the road to get employees into the parking lot for the Family Dollar Distribution Center. Todd Jacobsen explained that Item 2B, consider approval of a final plat for 270 East & 1670 South roadway dedication amended and extended is the public hearing scheduled for 5 p.m. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Almquist to approve the final plats and authorize the Mayor to sign them. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Nickle. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Pike – aye Council Member Bunker – aye Council Member Hughes – aye Council Member Almquist – aye Council Member Nickle - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. LOT MERGER/ROAD DEDICATION: Todd Jacobsen advised this is to consider approval of a lot merger/road dedication for the proposed RV Storage to be adjacent to the existing Monster Storage facility generally located at the west end of 700 South Bluff Street. He explained this was a requirement of the recently approved Conditional Use Permit by the City Council. Council Member Almquist asked if everything was in compliance with what was discussed in the public meeting. Mr. Jacobsen stated it was. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Pike to approve the lot merger/road dedication. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Almquist. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Pike – aye Council Member Bunker – aye Council Member Hughes – aye Council Member Almquist – aye Council Member Nickle - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PRELIMINARY PLATS: Wes Jenkins stated the applicant for preliminary plat Stonecliff Phase 12 had requested this to be rescheduled for a later date due to some issues that have come forward. St. George City Council Minutes January 17, 2013 Page Four Mr. Jenkins explained that staff had asked that the preliminary plat request for Riverstone (formerly Las Colinas) Phases 1 - 9 and the preliminary plat request for Royal Pines Phase 4 – 7 be delayed until some additional information can be resolved. PRELIMINARY PLAT: Wes Jenkins presented the preliminary plat for Cottonwood Phase 1 – 4 to create a thirty-seven (37) residential lot subdivision. The project is located on the south side of Crimson Ridge Drive and east of the Washington County School District property. The subdivision is located on 11.62 acres with density at 3.2 dwelling units per acre. It is zoned R-1-10 and the General Plan shows it as a low density residential area. The applicant is Quality Development and Stacy Young is the representative. Mr. Jenkins explained there will be lot size averaging with a maximum lot size of 12,800 square feet and a minimum lot size of 8,000 square feet. Council Member Bunker asked if there was open space in the area or park amenities. Mr. Jenkins stated there is Silkwood Park nearby and another park is proposed that would be directly east of the area. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Almquist to approve the preliminary plat. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Pike – aye Council Member Bunker – aye Council Member Hughes – aye Council Member Almquist – aye Council Member Nickle - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PD-R TIME EXTENSION: Wes Jenkins explained this request is to extend the zoning designation time for an additional two (2) years on a PD-Residential Zone property (Sunbrook Ranch) formerly the Moore Business Forms plant. He stated staff supports the current PD-R & PD-Commercial Zoning and the reverting of the land back to M-2 would not be in the City’s best interest. The Planning Commission recommends approval of the requested time extension for two (2) years and possibly consider extending the time for four (4) years. City Attorney Shawn Guzman commented that the extension could only be for as long as the period allowed under the ordinance. Rob Reed with Rosenberg & Associates representing the applicant explained there are no current plans for the property and it could continue to be that way for the next 18 months. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Almquist to approve the request to extend the zoning designation time up to the maximum allowed under the ordinance. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Pike with the clarification that they will need two accesses to the property. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Pike – aye Council Member Bunker – aye St. George City Council Minutes January 17, 2013 Page Five Council Member Hughes – aye Council Member Almquist – aye Council Member Nickle – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT: Consider a request for a conditional use permit to construct a detached garage that will exceed the normal height and size limits for a detached garage at 158 East 400 South. Mr. Cline Durfey, applicant. Craig Harvey stated the applicants were Mr. Cline Durfey and Mr. Joseph Kolar. He explained there are two homes on either side of the property and the back of the property is a maintenance lot for the church. He said the detached garage will exceed the allowable area of twenty-five percent (25%) of the rear yard because of the small size of the lot and it will also exceed the allowable height. Council Member Bunker asked what types of materials were going to be used for the construction of the garage. Mr. Harvey said the materials would be stucco and tile shingles. He also stated the home would be constructed of the same materials. The Planning Commission recommended approval with the conditions regarding the building materials as well as shifting the garage 3 feet to the east with no increase to the foot print of the garage. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Hughes to approve the request for a conditional use permit to construct a detached garage that will exceed the normal height and size limits for a detached garage with the recommendations made by the Planning Commission. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Almquist. Council Member Almquist wanted to clarify that the land had been resurveyed recently. Mr. Harvey stated that it had. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Pike – aye Council Member Bunker – aye Council Member Hughes – aye Council Member Almquist – aye Council Member Nickle – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. SALE OF CITY PROPERTY: Consider a sale of 336 sq. ft. of City property at 555 South Bluff Street. Bob Hermandson, applicant. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that this remnant parcel along Bluff Street reverted back to the City when the State gave back all of the extra right of way along Bluff Street. The property would be sold to the applicants at $1.00 per square foot. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to approve the sale of the property for $1.00 per square foot. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Almquist. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: St. George City Council Minutes January 17, 2013 Page Six Council Member Pike – aye Council Member Bunker – aye Council Member Hughes – aye Council Member Almquist – aye Council Member Nickle – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. Mayor McArthur asked several Boy Scouts to come to the podium and introduce themselves. PUBLIC HEARING: Public hearing to approve the final roadway dedication plat for 270 East Street and 1670 South Street amended and extended. Todd Jacobsen explained that the plat was originally approved in approximately 2006. With the realignment of the roadway the plat has to be amended to match the new improvements that were done with Dixie Drive and I-15 interchange and to include the widening and extension of 270 East Street to the north from the original plat. He stated the easements have been realigned and narrowed in some areas to meet City Standards for easements but no other changes were made or intended on this Final Plat Amendment. Mr. Jacobsen explained that the name of the street will need to be looked at because of addressing issues. City Manager Gary Esplin stated that there would be time to look at the naming of the street in the future. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to amend and extend 1670 South Street and to approve the final roadway dedication plat for 270 East Street. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Almquist. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Pike – aye Council Member Bunker – aye Council Member Hughes – aye Council Member Almquist – aye Council Member Nickle – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. APPOINTMENTS: Appointments to boards and commissions of the City. Mayor McArthur recommended the following appointments: Joe Viers to the Art Museum Board (3 year term); Kim Campbell and Ross Taylor to the Planning Commission (4 year term); Dave Black, Kim Whitney, Todd Edwards, Bruce Neiderhauser and Russ Owens to the Hillside Review Board (2 year term); Kenna Tanner and John Sorenson to the Shade Tree Board (4 year term); and, Jim Sevy to the Art Commission (2 year term). MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to approve the Mayor’s appointments to the various Boards and Commissions. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: St. George City Council Minutes January 17, 2013 Page Seven Council Member Pike – aye Council Member Bunker – aye Council Member Hughes – aye Council Member Almquist – aye Council Member Nickle – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. Mayor McArthur stated that he had talked to two or three people about being on an advisory committee to fix the scar by the “D” on the hillside. He asked for suggestions for other members from the City Council Members. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Consider approval of the minutes of the City Council meeting held December 20, 2012. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Almquist to approve the minutes as presented. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Hughes. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Pike – aye Council Member Bunker – aye Council Member Hughes – aye Council Member Almquist – aye Council Member Nickle – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Consider approval of the minutes of the City Council meeting held January 3, 2013. Council Member Almquist requested that the minutes be corrected. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Nickle to approve the minutes as corrected. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Almquist. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Pike – aye Council Member Bunker – aye Council Member Hughes – aye Council Member Almquist – aye Council Member Nickle – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION: MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to adjourn to a closed session to discuss personnel and litigation. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Almquist. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Nickle – aye Council Member Almquist – aye Council Member Hughes – aye Council Member Bunker – aye St. George City Council Minutes January 17, 2013 Page Eight Council Member Pike – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. RECONVENE: MOTION: A motion to reconvene was made by Council Member Almquist. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Nickle – aye Council Member Almquist – aye Council Member Hughes – aye Council Member Bunker – aye Council Member Pike – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. MISCELLANEOUS DISCUSSIONS: City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the City was helping with providing a safe and secure place for the homeless people that are also being helped by members of Grace Episcopal Church. The hangar at the old airport is being made available between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. for approximately 12 – 15 homeless men. Grace Episcopal Church is transporting the men back and forth between the hangar and Dixie Care and Share and also providing a chaperone to stay with the men during the night. City Manager Gary Esplin stated that he has been talking to Kent Perkins about vacating the Leisure Arts Building to make room for the Children’s Museum. The top floor would still be available for use by the City. Council Member Bunker stated the Board would be very appreciative for the space. Mayor McArthur stated that there were questions about the trail between Man of War and Sun River. He said they have to have it done by October but can’t work on it between April and August. They are still talking to home owners impacted by trail. Mayor McArthur said they have to move on it by the end of the month. Council Member Pike talked about a group that is trying to lobby for pennants, feather flags, and signage in parking lots. He said that he would like to bring to the Council after City staff does some investigating about the size and proximity to streets. Council Member Almquist stated the Kevin Carter is coming down in February and will call Gil to set up a meeting with a couple of council members to discuss working relationships with SITLA. ADJOURN: MOTION: A motion to adjourn was made by Council Member Hughes. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Nickle. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Nickle – aye Council Member Almquist – aye Council Member Hughes – aye Council Member Bunker – aye Council Member Pike – aye St. George City Council Minutes January 17, 2013 Page Nine The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. ____...


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City Council Minutes 01/24/2008:
...ange order to the wastewater line contract with Alliance in the amount of $101,102.11. Water Services Director Barry Barnum explained that Alliance was given the original contract to design a sewer line up to a certain point, and Horrocks was given a contract to design an internal sewer line to hook to the line designed by Alliance, but for some reason a 6,670' section of line was eliminated from the design contract with Horrocks. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Allen to approve the change order as recommended. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Shakespeare. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for a swivel vac system for the Water Department. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood explained this item aids in turning frozen or corroded valves on and off. She recommended award of the bid in the amount of $43,997 to Intermountain Sales. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Pike to award the bid as recommended. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Almquist. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. APPROVAL OF CHANGE ORDER: Consider approval of a change order to the blanket purchase order with Western Rock for cold mix. St. George City Council Minutes January 24, 2008 Page Two Purchasing Manager Connie Hood explained that there have been a lot of unexpected emergencies in the Streets Department, Wastewater Department, and other departments, and in order to have enough cold mix to cover the remainder of the fiscal year, it is recommended that $100,000 be approved to cover the City?s needs for the next five months. This amount will be split between the different departments using the cold mix. The amount is for material only. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Allen to approve the change order as recommended. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Pike. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. APPROVAL OF CONTRACT AMENDMENT: Consider approval of an amendment to the engineering contract with PBS&J at the Replacement Airport. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood explained that first phase costs exceeded available funds, therefore documents have to be redone and specification packages reissued to cover drainage work, in the amount of $280,000. Budget and Financial Planning Manager Deanna Brklacich explained that as more is being known about revenues coming in, staff is trying to do a re-analysis of the construction budget and has asked PBS&J to look at an alternative budget. Mayor McArthur explained the City is simply prioritizing the work needed and this is the cost to do that. Airport Manager Mike LaPier explained that the design has been completed but the budget numbers came in differently than the projects. Staff asked PBS&J to give the City some flexibility to accept alternatives and options for increased work which will ultimately be needed, but not at the time of the airport opening. 95% of the cost is reimbursable from the FAA. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to approve the contract amendment as recommended. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Pike. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. Council Member Almquist inquired if there was a mechanism to guarantee that all contractors who do work for the City have certified payrolls and are following the I-9 process. To honor public opinion, the City should make sure their payrolls are certified. City Attorney Shawn Guzman replied that there are laws requiring them to verify social security numbers and to make sure everyone is properly documented. The City could begin inserting into its contracts a requirement that the contractor certify they are following federal hiring law so that they take it seriously. Council Member Almquist replied that he would appreciate this being applied in the City. City Attorney Shawn Guzman replied that he would draft certification language for the Council?s review. Budget and Financial Planning Manager Deanna Brklacich advised that the Purchasing Division is in the process of reviewing its policies and procedures and has a good example of the verbage to insert into contracts. The language states that contractors will follow the Immigration Reform Act requirements. Mayor McArthur invited a Scout in the audience to introduce himself. APPROVAL OF LEASE: Consider approval of the renewal of the FAA ground lease for a 7' x 9' office in the St. George Municipal Airport terminal building. Budget and Financial Planning Manager Deanna Brklacich explained the lease rate will be $120 per year and the current lease expires December 31, 2008. St. George City Council Minutes January 24, 2008 Page Three Airport Manager Mike LaPier explained the lease rate is the same rate charged in the past with a small adjustment. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to approve the lease. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Pike. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. APPROVAL OF LEASE: Consider approval of a non-commercial airport property lease with Amicorp Enterprises, Inc. Budget and Financial Planning Manager Deanna Brklacich explained the lease is a three year lease ending December 31, 2010. The lease contains a clause allowing it to be terminated when the airport is moved to its new location. Airport Manager Mike LaPier advised that this is a renewal of an existing lease. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to approve the lease. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Shakespeare. Mayor McArthur clarified that any approval is subject to legal review. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. SET PUBLIC HEARINGS: Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held January 22, 2008, recommended public hearings be scheduled for February 7, 2008 to consider approval of four preliminary plats: Blue Heron Run, Clear Creek Ranch Phase 2, Beveridge Parcel, and a minor subdivision located at 720 South Indian Hills Drive. Mr. Nicholson advised the Planning Commission also recommended that public hearings be scheduled for February 21, 2008 to consider (1) a zone change from A-1 to RE-37.5 on 7.38 acres located at 3670 South Little Valley Road, (2) a zone change from R-1-6 and R-1-10 to PD-AP on 3.877 acres located at 2200 East Riverside Drive, and (3) an amendment to the St. George City Code to define circumstances in which churches would be permitted in residential zones. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Allen to set the public hearings as recommended. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. Council Member Almquist inquired about the definition of ?church?. Council Member Bunker suggested that perhaps the State has a definition for tax status reasons. City Attorney Shawn Guzman replied that he would look into it. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. APPROVAL OF FINAL PLAT: Todd Jacobson advised the Planning Commission recommended approval of the final plat for Tonaquint Heights Phase 1 with 23 residential lots located at 1200 West and 2600 South. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Allen to approve the final plat and authorize the Mayor to sign it. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Pike. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT: Consider approval of a request for a conditional use permit to operate a child day care for up to 16 children in a home at 2497 East 2220 South. Mr. and Mrs. Nordenstrom, applicants. City Planner Ray Snyder displayed site maps and advised that the Planning Commission recommends approval. St. George City Council Minutes January 24, 2008 Page Four Council Member Shakespeare inquired about the ratio of adults to children required by the state. Mr. Snyder replied that he did not know, but the applicants are also obtaining a state license. The Planning Commission recommends approval subject to a maximum of 16 children, a final fire inspection, and working with t he neighborhood to mitigate any drop off and pick up issues, as well as noise issues, etc. The children will be from three months to five years old. No complaints have been expressed by neighbors. Council Member Shakespeare inquired if periodic inspections of the home would be made. Mr. Snyder replied the state is responsible for ongoing inspections. The Fire Chief does have a question about the application. Council Member Shakespeare commented that 16 children under the age of five years is a lot for two adults to care for. Council Member Bunker commented she had the same concern. She inquired about the safety of the swimming pool fence and if the Fire Chief would inspect it. Mr. Snyder advised the Fire Chief asked about the swimming pool fence today. There is no gate in the swimming pool fence. City Attorney Shawn Guzman commented the fence should be inspected to make sure it is up to code. Council Member Almquist commented that the fence is sturdy and cannot be pushed over. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised that the City?s building officials should inspect the fence. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Allen to approve the conditional use permit subject to the pool fence passing inspection, final inspection and approval by the Fire Department, and subject to the recommendations of the Planning Commission. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Pike. Council Member Bunker again expressed concern that there were too many children for too few adults. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised that the City Council has the discretion to limit the number of children, as it has done in the past. Council Member Shakespeare commented she would be more comfortable if there were not so many children under the age of five. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Almquist - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Pike - aye Council Member Bunker - no Council Member Shakespeare - no The motion passed. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT: Consider approval of a request for a conditional use permit to construct a three story office building with a height up to 48'4" located at approximately 501 North Bluff Street in a C-3 zone. Jason Vowell, applicant. City Planner Ray Snyder explained a zone change and hillside development permit have previously been approved for this property. The project requires a conditional use permit because the building exceeds 35' in height. Nearby residents do not like the yellow color of the building. Mr. Snyder displayed a materials board. Mr. Snyder explained the City Council has the authority to review aesthetics as part of a conditional use permit. St. George City Council Minutes January 24, 2008 Page Five Mayor McArthur commented that the color makes a lot of difference on a building of this size. He stated he felt the color looked out of place on so large of a building. Mr. Snyder advised the Planning Commission liked the building, but not the color. The applicant has submitted a rebuttal showing why the color is appropriate. Council Member Allen pointed out that the yellow is broken up by other colors. Council Member Almquist advised that the Planning Commission did not have a problem with that particular color, but the application of it over a majority of the building as it becomes the dominant color instead of an accent color. Mr. Snyder explained the building has a maximum peak height of 51'3" and is 48'4" to the mid point of the roof. The average roof height is 41.58 feet. The height is measured from the grade in front and from the grade of the flat ground behind it. Mayor McArthur stated that actually the building is 41' above the natural grade and from the curb on Bluff will be 55' or 56' tall. Jeremy Call, representing the applicant, advised they did not want the retail building to blend into the background. The owner would like the yellow color, but would be happy to tone it down a bit, but does not want a pale color as it would appear white and reflect more light. Mayor McArthur commented in his opinion the proposed color was not an earth tone. Mr. Call replied that he could find a rock or dirt that matched. Council Member Almquist advised that quality service and products will attract customers, not the color of the building. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Shakespeare to approve the conditional use permit subject to the applicant bringing in another color scheme to look at. Mayor McArthur advised the matter could be tabled until additional information is obtained. Mr. Call inquired if the City Council would approve the conditional use permit based on Council approval of the color. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised that if the applicant is willing to come back with different colors within a time certain, the City Council can approve it. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. Mr. Call advised that within 60 days the applicant will submit a different color scheme. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. Council Member Almquist inquired why the street trees in front of Executive Car Sales were removed. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised he would have Code Enforcement Officers look at this. PUBLIC HEARING/PRELIMINARY PLAT: Public hearing to consider approval of the preliminary plat for the Views at Stone Mountain Phase 2 with 31 single family lots located at 1450 South 2798 East. Darren Hensley, applicant. City Planner John Willis displayed a map of the site. He advised the site is zoned R-1-10 and consists of 16.25 acres with 31 lots for a density of 1.91 units per acre. Lot sizes range from 10,232 to 39,097 sq. ft. Streets are 50' wide and public. All lots will be some sort of walk-up or walk-out to reduce the amount of retaining walls. The project is being built to the contours of the land, even through there will still be some retaining walls. A hillside development permit is also needed. The Planning Commission recommends approval. St. George City Council Minutes January 24, 2008 Page Six Council Member Almquist commented that previous questions with regard to the southeast corner appear to be resolved with this plan, however, he inquired about a decision on the roadway by the main entrance and the street alignment to the north. Carl Rasmussen, Pro Value Engineering, representing the applicant, advised there will be a 1:1 slope with rock treatment. He explained they decided to do a 1:1 stack of rocks to fit the contour of the existing land. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. Kristy Lovell advised her parents own property in the middle of the second phase. The applicants have provided access to the top of her parents? property but not to the bottom. She read a letter from her parents expressing concern with no access off 1450 South. She requested that the second phase not be approved until her parents have access from 1450 South. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised the City can require the applicants to provide access. Mr. Rasmussen advised the applicant lost a lot accommodating access to the top portion of the Schmutz?s property. There is no requirement that they provide an additional access to the bottom portion of the property. Council Member Pike inquired of Mr. Rasmussen if the applicant could consider providing a second access. Darren Hensley, applicant, replied that they are required to provide one access only, and worked with staff to modify their plans multiple times to provide that access. There is no requirement for a second access, and it would not be possible from Phase Two due to the steep slope. Access through Phase One would be the only possibility but it would still be difficult. The Schmutz?s would have to provide engineering and a plan and then they would be willing to work something out if it was viable. Phase One, however, is complete and has been recorded and should not affect Phase Two. An access from Phase One would have to make sense for the project, comply with its CC&Rs, and be reasonable and practical. Mr. Hensley explained that access for Phase One had to line up with existing roads and the intersection. He explained that he provided access to the top portion of the Schmutz?s property without participation from them, and put in the full road width, curb, gutter and sidewalk and lost a lot. In order for them to work with the Schmutzs, the Schmutzs have to work with them. Council Member Almquist suggested that a private entrance could be located on Lot 1 where there is a sales trailer. Mr. Call replied that it is too close to the road. Council Member Almquist replied that it could still be a private driveway entrance. If the applicant gave the Schmutzs this little piece and made it a part of their lot, this would solve the problem by providing them access off a private drive. Mr. Call replied that putting in a road would be pretty difficult, but they would look at it. Perhaps a property trade could be made with the Schmutzs, but the applicant would lose money if he had to cut in a driveway access and lose common area which has already been landscaped. There being no further public comment, Mayor McArthur closed the public hearing. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to approve the preliminary plat subject to the recommendations of the Planning Commission, staff, and the Hillside Review Board. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen. Council Member Almquist inquired why the road had to be 66' wide. Mr. Rasmussen replied that road going south of 1450 South is master planned at 66'. They worked with staff to reduce it to 60', and then to 50'. If the City wants the road reduced to 60', they would be glad to do so. St. George City Council Minutes January 24, 2008 Page Seven Jay Sandberg explained the road is master planned at 66'. Staff felt it needed to be reduced and mitigated, but it needs to be 66' at the intersection for turning movement and to match the street on the other side. After that, it can be reduced to 60'. AMENDED MOTION: An amended motion was made by Council Member Bunker to leave the road width at 66' at the intersection and then reduce after that, and to work with the applicants to narrow the roadway to minimize the cut. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen. City Attorney Shawn Guzman clarified the motion is to work with staff to narrow the roadway to minimize the cut, but leaving the road width at 66' at the intersection, then reducing it to 60', then reducing it to 50' to minimize the cut. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. Mayor McArthur called for a break. Upon conclusion of the break, the meeting resumed. City Manager Gary Esplin arrived. HILLSIDE DEVELOPMENT PERMIT: City Planner John Willis explained the request for a hillside development permit for The Views at Stone Point Phase 2 & 3 located off of 1450 South and adjacent to The Views at Stone Mountain Phase 1. Darren Hensley is the applicant. The applicant proposes to construct 76 single family units on 39.68 acres. The City Council just now approved the preliminary plat. The hillside permit is for Phases 2 and 3. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Pike to approve the hillside development permit subject to the recommendations of the Hillside Review Board and staff. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/PRELIMINARY PLAT: Public hearing to consider approval of the preliminary plat for The Ledges Phase 11 with 40 single family lots located south of Silver Cloud Drive and west of Highway U-18. Randy Freston, applicant. Jay Sandberg explained the project site is located on the west side of U-18 and contains private roads. The original layout for The Ledges and PD text shows the road continuing across a large gorge. As staff looked at this, they are concerned that there will have to be quite a bit of fill and will result in a scar, so they are weighing that against the need for circulation. There is a golf cart path and future access to a possible hotel site to the south. Right now 40 lots access on Silver Cloud Drive. The lots average just over one acre in size. The applicant is not planning on mass grading the site, but each unit site will be matched to the contours of the property and to the architecture of the home. The Ledges has a good track record and have done a good job. The rock outcropping area will be preserved. With regard to the view from Snow Canyon State Park, the homes will be hidden by a large ridge and will only be visible from the south end of the Park by the entrance. Mayor McArthur advised there is an agreement with the Park that only single level homes will be built. A walkout basement from the street side is considered a single level. Mr. Sandberg commented that the homes are built according to the contours of the land. There are some walkout basements but the developer has been sensitive to the Park. Council Member Shakespeare commented that in 2004 the developers said they would take the back 30 feet off each acre lot for an equestrian trail. She also inquired about use of reuse water to water the golf course. City Manager Gary Esplin advised the reuse system has not yet been connected, but the City is working with them to get a final connection by The Cliffs. Jay Sandberg advised that equestrian trails have been approved only at the very southwest portion of the development. St. George City Council Minutes January 24, 2008 Page Eight Council Member Shakespeare requested a copy of the agreement between Snow Canyon State Park and the developers. Jay Sandberg explained that the developers spent quite a bit of time adjusting the boundaries with State Parks before they ever came to the City. They did a good job of adjusting the boundaries to minimize the view from the Park. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that the original property owners could have done a lot more development than is currently being done, but they have protected views from the Park and have met all conditions of the agreement with the Park. Hans Kuhni, representing The Ledges, advised he and Randy Freston were present to answer any questions. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. David Lundberg stated at the time of the zone change, Randy Deschamps said it would not be possible to see any buildings from the floor of the valley, but some are visible. The General Plan says that any development on the west side of U-18 should be set back far enough from the ridge line so as not to be visible from the Snow Canyon State Park valley floor. He suggested halting any further development or zone changes until amends are made. Larry Gardner advised that for 14 years he sat on the City Council and had to excuse himself from discussions every time The Ledges was discussed because of a conflict of interest as his family is the original property owner. He explained the history of negotiations with the State Park for a property trade to protect the views from the valley floor, and the agreement has been upheld. State Parks set the boundary on top for development, not his family nor The Ledges, and the Ledges should not be penalized. The term ?valley floor? refers to the view from the Galoot Campground. The agreement between the Park and his family is a private document, but he would be happy to share it. When The Ledges purchased the property from his family, they insisted that elements of the agreement be implemented in The Ledges? CC&Rs, and they are the most restrictive of any in the City. The height limitation is 20' - City Code is 35'. Colors are limited, as well as type of materials, lighting, etc. The agreement applied to just a little triangular piece of property on the north end, but The Ledges has placed it over the entire project as a guiding document in its CC&Rs. Mayor McArthur advised that the agreement states that in order to protect the viewshed and night sky of the Park, buildings cannot be located any closer than 300' to the Park boundary, and The Ledges is abiding by this agreement. Council Member Shakespeare suggested a field trip be taken to the site. There being no further public comment, Mayor McArthur closed the public hearing. City Manager Gary Esplin commented there were time-sensitive issues involved. The applicant has gone through all processes and abided by all rules. A field trip should be made, but it should not interfere with consideration of the preliminary plat. According to staff review, the plat meets all requirements. Council Member Bunker advised she went to the site and all her concerns were satisfied. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Pike to approve the preliminary plat subject to the recommendations of the Planning Commission. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. A field trip will be scheduled within the next few weeks. PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider a zone change from PD Residential to Manufacturing M-1 on two acres located at 3657 South River Road. Sun Roc Corp., applicant. Community Development Director Bob Nichoolson displayed a map of the site. The applicant proposes to purchase two acres from State Trust Lands and zone it for M-1 use. The request has been approved by both the Planning Commission and Hillside Review Board. The applicants propose to use the property for block storage. No structures are planned. Most of the property will be graded, but not all of it. St. George City Council Minutes January 24, 2008 Page Nine Mayor McArthur commented the site is not conducive to residential zoning. He then opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Pike to approve the zone change by ordinance. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Pike - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Almquist - aye Council Member Shakespeare - aye Council Member Bunker - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. EXTENSION OF PD ZONE: Consider approval of a request for an extension of the PD zone for the Trails project located on Highway U-18 north of the City. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that in order to extend a PD zone, an applicant has to obtain a building permit within 18 months of the zone change or it reverts back to the original zone. The applicants have not obtained a building permit, but they have started the project by building caissons along U-18. Staff feels they have met the intent of the code. City Manager Gary Esplin advised the applicants have spent a lot of money getting ready to begin the project, but would like to wait out the market before beginning. Staff supports the extension. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Almquist to approve the extension for one year. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. APPROVAL OF BUILDING DESIGN AND CONCEPTUAL SITE PLAN: Consider approval of a building design and conceptual site plan for a proposed storage building with a ground floor area exceeding 20,000 sq. ft. at 700 South Bluff Street. Dennis Lyman, applicant. City Planner Ray Snyder explained the applicant proposes a five level storage facility. He displayed pictures of the site. The applicant has lowered the building to 34.81 feet in height. Zoning is C-3 which allows a storage facility. The building footprint is 25,609 sq. ft. which is why it is being reviewed. Current City Code does not have a provision for parking for storage facilities. The facility will include an office and residence. The applicant proposes 17 parking spaces with 24/7 access. The site plan meets landscaping and setback requirements. He reviewed the history of the project. He advised that since the project applicant, the City has adopted a new ordinance with regard to review of site plans and building design. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that only the four factors existing at the time the application for this project was made can be considered. Mayor McArthur clarified the project is being reviewed because it exceeds allowed square footage, and because of its location and prominent view. City Manager Gary Esplin explained parking standards for storage facilities have not been spelled out in the ordinance, and what the applicant is offering is more than what may be required. This use is allowed in a C-3 zone. The City Council can only consider the layout, parking, trees, landscaping, soil conditions of the hillside, access from 700 South, colors and building design. Mr. Snyder presented a fly-by of the project. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised that the proposal notes 29 parking spaces, not 17. Gary Kuhlmann, representing the applicant, advised it would be illegal to consider application of the City?s new ordinance with regard to this request. Only the ordinance in place at the St. George City Council Minutes January 24, 2008 Page Ten time the application was made can be considered. If the project meets the ordinance then in place, the City Council has no choice but to approve it. Height is not an issue. He asked that the hillside development permit also be considered at this meeting. The Planning Commission recommended approval of the previous building. The applicant lowered the building - the site remains the same except for the elevation and architectural features. The City Council must determine if the desired objectives of the site plan have been met. With regard to vehicle access and parking, there are no standards for storage units. The City can take into account uses with regard to non-residential parking. Mayor McArthur commented that parking requirements would not be met if the building changed uses at some time in the future. Mr. Kuhlmann replied that there are 29 parking spaces. Access is off 700 South. There are internal parking areas, and as far as parking and access, the applicant has met all requirements set out in the ordinance. Shade trees and islands are broken up with landscaping and the applicant is adding twice as much landscaping as required and will provide a great reduction to the impact of the building looking up from 700 South. City Manager Gary Esplin inquired about the size and caliper of the trees which will be used. Jerry Minich, architect, advised that 36" box trees will be used at the entrance, with the rest of the trees being 24" and 14 gallon plants. There are 21 trees. Council Member Almquist commented that a 36" box usually contains a 5"-6" caliper tree. Mr. Minich advised that Mondale pines will be used. Council Member Almquist replied that significant improvement to the soil will have to be made. A discussion took place with regard to the building facade. Mr. Minich advised that there could be no other use for the building as all walls are metal bearing from the ground floor to the roof. It will be a metal building with pre-insulated panels. He said he did not care about the color. There will be some tan plaster and glass or metal to represent windows. There will be red metal doors. Three floors of the building will be air-conditioned and two will not be air conditioned. The residence is 3500 sq. ft. and the owner will live there and manage the facility. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised he visited with Mr. Kuhlmann and the applicant will commit to a 24/7 caretaker residence - not a part-time residence for the applicant. Gary Kuhlmann advised the Lymans intend to live there and manage the facility. Mrs. Lyman?s mother also lives with them and that is why a larger unit is needed. The applicants will occasionally go on vacation, but they will not rent it out. Mr. Minich advised there would not be any elevators as every storage unit is floor accessible. The road around the facility is two lanes and 25' in width. Council Member Pike inquired about the exterior materials. Mr. Minich replied there will be tan stucco with metal panels. Council Member Pike commented that not all metal panels are created equally. He expressed concern because so much of the exterior was metal panels. Mr. Minich replied that metal panels come in a plaster finish which will not change color or fade. Gary Kuhlmann advised that at the applicant?s 1000 unit storage facility in Jackson last summer, there were 110 trips in a 24 hour period. This facility will have 700-750 units. City Manager Gary Esplin inquired how management would keep people from living in the units since they are air conditioned. St. George City Council Minutes January 24, 2008 Page Eleven Mr. Lyman replied that he has been in business since the early 70's, and he will walk around the units daily and people living in the units will be asked to leave. There will also be cameras. Council Member Almquist suggested that landscaping north of the medical building would help to hide the scars on the hillside. He advised that trees in 30" boxes are often just as large as 36" box trees and therefore more could be used. Mr. Minich replied that more trees could be used if necessary as long as it did not impede the project. Council Member Almquist advised the City Council is not trying to design the landscaping, but 17 36" box trees is not necessarily enough. Mr. Minich advised that his intention is to buffer the front of the building. Council Member Bunker inquired if a sage green color could be used instead of rust. Mr. Minich replied this would be fine. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that action on the hillside development permit could be taken at this meeting because it came with a recommendation from the Planning Commission with the original application. The six Hillside Board recommendations were read into the record: 1. Only previously disturbed hillside areas may be developed per submitted plan; no more hillside excavation shall be permitted excepting approximately two feet at toe of hill for clean-up. 2. An orange perimeter barricade/fence shall be installed. 3. The applicant shall adhere to the approved geotechnical report and ongoing geotechnical monitoring shall occur. 4. All drainage issues shall be addressed to the satisfaction of the City Engineering Department. 5. All ground water encountered shall be mitigated to the satisfaction of the Engineering Department. 6. All rock walls shall comply with the City of St. George Rock Wall Ordinance. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised these recommendations were made January 17, 2007. Council Member Almquist commented that at the time the hillside requirements were recommended, a road was planned behind the building. He inquired if a road was still located behind the building. He inquired if the two feet of disturbance behind the building was from the roadway or the building. Mr. Minich replied from the audience that the plan has not changed. Council Member Pike inquired of the applicant if he was willing to let the City Council work through some of the issues with the building with regard to colors, etc. Mr. Minich replied this would be fine if done in a smaller Council session. Mayor McArthur appointed Council Members Almquist, Pike and Bunker to work with staff on aesthetics of the building. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Pike to approve the building design, conceptual site plan, and hillside development permit subject to the recommendations of the Hillside Review Board on January 17, 2007, and with the caveat that the committee appointed by Mayor McArthur and staff approve the colors, materials and textures of the building. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. Mayor McArthur called for a break. AGREEMENT: Consider approval of a joint use agreement with Rocky Mountain Power. St. George City Council Minutes January 24, 2008 Page Twelve Energy Services Director Phil Solomon explained with regard to the Green Valley line, there are four locations where the line intercepts Rocky Mountain Power?s line. To be more efficient it is recommended that both lines be located on one pole. Rocky Mountain Power would like an agreement and $5000 up front from the City to do inspections. The City also has an unpaid invoice with Rocky Mountain Power, so the two may offset each other. The City is disturbing their existing line and this is an inconvenience for them. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to approve the agreement. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Pike. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. RATIFY DONATION OF PROPERTY: Ratify donation to the City of approximately three acres from Kay Traveller. City Attorney Shawn Guzman explained the donation was made before the end of 2007. He recommended ratification of the donation. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Allen to ratify the donation of property. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Shakespeare. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Consider approval of the minutes of the regular City Council meeting held January 10, 2008. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to approve the minutes as presented. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. ADJOURN TO EXECUTIVE SESSION: MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Allen to adjourn to an executive session to discuss litigation and a property purchase. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Almquist. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Almquist - aye Council Member Pike - aye Council Member Bunker - aye Council Member Shakespeare - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. RECONVENE: MOTION: A motion to reconvene was made by Council Member Allen. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. MISCELLANEOUS DISCUSSIONS: Council Member Shakespeare commented she would like to see 100' setbacks on mesas. Mayor McArthur replied the dilemma is how to define precipice of the hill. City Manager Gary Esplin replied there is also a takings issue - if the property is narrow the 100' setbacks would constitute a taking because it could then not be u...


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ST. GEORGE CITY COUNCIL MINUTES REGULAR MEETING AUGUST 1, 2019, 5:00 PM CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS   PRESENT:                                         Mayor Jon Pike Councilmember Michele Randall Councilmember Joe Bowcutt Councilmember Bette Arial Councilmember Ed Baca City Manager Adam Lenhard City Attorney Shawn Guzman City Recorder Christina Fernandez   EXCUSED: Councilmember Jimmie Hughes   OPENING:    Mayor Pike called the meeting to order and welcomed all in attendance. The invocation was offered by Reverend Alex Wilkie and The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Aaron Ward.   COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC: Resident Diane Cliff spoke to the Council about the condemned building at Garden South Condominiums.  She proposed a possible solution to get rid of the building as she sees it as an eye sore and provided photos of the building and new sign design.   Mayor Pike noted that Councilmember Bowcutt also serves on the Planning Commission.  Although he does not typically vote; City ordinance states that he can vote as needed to ensure a quorum.  Since he voted on items at a recent Planning Commission meeting, he will abstain tonight for items 10, 11, 12 and 13.  These three (3) items will need to be a unanimous vote.   CONSENT CALENDAR: a.            Consider approval of a professional services agreement with ICPE for design and construction management of Green Valley 138 Ring Bus addition.   b.            Consider approval of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Washington County School District for transfer of property to the City of St.   c.            Consider approval to award a request for proposal to Rainbow Sign and Banner for the Arts District Wayfinding Signs Project.   Councilmember Bowcutt commented about the study Mr. Brooks performed for the City several years ago. He would like to see additional wayfinding signs throughout the City as was recommended.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the consent calendar as presented. SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall. VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:   St. George City Council Minutes August 1, 2019 Page Two   Councilmember Randall– aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye           The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   PARKS, RECREATION, ARTS & TRAILS MASTER PLAN: Consider approval of the Parks, Recreation, Arts & Trails Master Plan.   Leisure Services Director Shane McAffee explained City staff has been working with a consultant to update and renew the Parks and Recreation Master Plan; the previous master plan was adopted by the City in 2006.  The process has included several community meetings and surveys, along with in depth analysis of existing facility and policies.  A final draft version was reviewed by the City Council on May 23, 2019 in a work session.  The public comment period concluded on July 8th.  He provided a PowerPoint presentation outlining the updated pages.   MOTION:        A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the Parks, Recreation, Arts & Trails Master Plan. SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca. VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:   Councilmember Randall– aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye           The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   Mr. McAffee stated that the standard is to update is every ten (10) years.   PUBLIC COMMENT/TRANSFER OF TWO (2) SIGNIFICANT PARCELS OF CITY-OWNED PROPERTY: Take public comment and consider approval of the transfer of two (2) significant parcels of city-owned real property located at approximately 60 W. St George Blvd, parcel SG-459-B-CB, and 70 W. St. George Blvd, parcel SG-459-A-CB, to the Redevelopment Agency of the City of St. George.   Economic Development and Housing Director Shirlayne Quayle explained the property is where the Bicycle Collective and Inn at St. George are located and is in the Downtown CDA.  This request is to move the property into the Redevelopment Agency of the City of St. George.  There is a promissory note that states the Agency owes the City for the value of the property.   There were no public comments.   City Manager Adam Lenhard explained the purpose of transferring the property to the Redevelopment Agency.   St. George City Council Minutes August 1, 2019 Page Three   MOTION:        A motion was made by Councilmember Bowcutt to approve the transfer of two (2) significant parcels of city-owned real property located at approximately 60 W. St George Blvd, parcel SG-459-B-CB, and 70 W. St. George Blvd, parcel SG-459-A-CB, to the Redevelopment Agency of the City of St. George. SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca. VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a roll call vote, as follows:   Councilmember Randall– aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye           The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   PUBLIC HEARING/AMEND FINAL PLAT/VACATE PUBLIC UTILITY DRAINAGE AND IRRIGATION EASEMENT/ORDINANCE: Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance amending the final plat and to vacate a public utility drainage and irrigation easement located at Lot 24, Southgate Hills Phase 2.   Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the request to consider an amended final subdivision plat located at 2143 South Southgate Hills Drive.  The purpose of this Amended Final Subdivision Plat adjust the exterior boundary line of said Lot 24 and vacate the public utilities drainage and irrigation easement along the rear of the said Lot 24; zoning is R-3.  He provided a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: easement vacation exhibit;   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 amending the final plat and to vacate a public utility drainage and irrigation easement located at Lot 24, Southgate Hills Phase 2. SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial. VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a roll call vote, as follows:   Councilmember Randall– aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye           The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   PUBLIC HEARING/VACATE PUBLIC UTILITY AND DRAINAGE EASEMENT/ORDINANCE: Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance vacating a public utility and drainage easement located on the side and rear of Lot 6 in the Casa Del Rio Subdivision.   St. George City Council Minutes August 1, 2019 Page Four   Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the request to consider vacating an existing public utility and drainage easement located on Lot 6, Casa Del Rio Subdivision; zoning is R-1-10.  He provided a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: easement vacation exhibit.   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 a public utility and drainage easement located on the side and rear of Lot 6 in the Casa Del Rio Subdivision. SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt. VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a roll call vote, as follows:   Councilmember Randall– aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye           The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   PUBLIC HEARING/WATER TANK AND WATER LINE ACCESS EASEMENT/ORDINANCE: Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance for a water tank and water line access easement located at 1760 East and 5840 South as the road was not built in the easement area.   Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the request to vacate a water tank and water line access easement located at 1760 East and 5840 South.  A new easement will be dedicated where the road was built; zoning is R-1-10.  He provided a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: Easement vacation exhibit.   Mayor Pike opened the public hearing.  There being no comment, he closed the public hearing.   MOTION:        A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve an ordinance for a water tank and water line access easement located at 1760 East and 5840 South as the road was not built in the easement area. SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall. VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a roll call vote, as follows:   Councilmember Randall– aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye           The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.       St. George City Council Minutes August 1, 2019 Page Five   ORDINANCE/TRAILER PARKING ON PUBLIC STREET: Consider approval of an ordinance limiting the amount of time a trailer can be parked on a public street.   City Attorney Shawn Guzman explained the agenda packet may have the incorrect ordinance; he read the current and proposed language.  This request is to address an issue that was brought up by a citizen who has expressed concerns about trailers being parked on a public street.  Previously, the code did not address trailers; currently, they are being treated as vehicles.   A discussion took place regarding the time frame.    MOTION:        A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve an ordinance limiting the amount of time a trailer can be parked on a public street and change the time frame to five (5) days. SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall.   Councilmember Bowcutt commented that he believes five (5) days is too long.   AMENDED MOTION:        Councilmember Arial amended her motion to four (4) days SECOND:        The amended motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall to four (4) days or ninety-six (96) hours. VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a roll call vote, as follows:   Councilmember Randall– aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye           The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   Councilmember Bowcutt noted he also voted on item 9 at the Planning Commission meeting; therefore, he will abstain from that item as well.   City Attorney Shawn Guzman clarified the ordinance will read ninety-six (96) hours.   GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT/ORDINANCE: Consider approval of an ordinance amending the general plan from LDR (Low Density Residential) to MDR (Medium Density Residential) on approximately 4.56 acres generally located at 1400 E Riverside Drive, east of River Road.   Planner Carol Davidson presented the request to amend the general plan from LDR (Low Density Residential) to MDR (Medium Density Residential) on approximately 4.56 acres generally located at 1400 E Riverside Drive, east of River Road.  She provided a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: aerial map; zoning map; general plan map; 100-year flood; photos of the property; aerial map; different uses in each land use area; surrounding densities; and subject site.  The Planning Commission recommended approval. St. George City Council Minutes August 1, 2019 Page Six   After being asked by Councilmember Baca, Ms. Davidson spoke about proposed roads and access.      MOTION:        A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the ordinance amending the general plan from LDR (Low Density Residential) to MDR (Medium Density Residential) on approximately 4.56 acres generally located at 1400 E Riverside Drive, east of River Road. SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall. VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a roll call vote, as follows:   Councilmember Randall– aye Councilmember Bowcutt – abstained Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye           The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   GENERAL PLAN AMENDENT/ORDINANCE: Consider approval of an ordinance amending the general plan from LDR (Low Density Residential) to MDR (Medium Density Residential) on 5.09 acres and to COM (Commercial) on 4.40 acres (total acreage is 9.49 acres) generally located at the intersection of River Road and Ft. Pierce Drive and called the Jones Hill property.   Planner Carol Davidson presented the request to amend the general plan from LDR (Low Density Residential) to MDR (Medium Density Residential) on 5.09 acres and to COM (Commercial) on 4.40 acres (total acreage is 9.49 acres) generally located at the intersection of River Road and Ft. Pierce Drive and called the Jones Hill property.  She provided a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: subject site; zoning map; general plan map; proposed general plan; zones that would fit in with the request; staff’s recommendation.  The Planning Commission recommended denial.  Currently it is Low Density Residential.  There were quite a few concerns at the Planning Commission meeting regarding the removal of the hill as well as commercial on this property.  Staff felt one half to one acre would be suitable for commercial use.   Applicant Lauralyn Tovey explained that one acre could work.  She would like to see a smaller lot sizes.   Mayor Pike noted that staff would be supportive of one acre for commercial and keeping the rest as LDR as it fits in with the surrounding neighbors.  Tonight’s request to amend the general plan.  He explained to the applicant this item would need to be unanimous to pass tonight; he asked if Ms. Tovey would like to table the item.   Ms. Tovey asked the item be tabled.   MOTION:        A motion was made by Councilmember Baca to table to a future meeting. SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall. VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:   St. George City Council Minutes August 1, 2019 Page Seven   Councilmember Randall– aye Councilmember Bowcutt – abstained Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye           The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   AMEND PLANNED DEVELOPMENT COMMERCIAL ZONE/ORDINANCE: Consider approval of an ordinance amending the PD-C (Planned Development Commercial) zone to add more uses to the Use List for the Green Door Boutique located at the northwest corner of 300 North and 500 West.   Planner Ray Snyder presented the request to amend the PD-C (Planned Development Commercial) zone to add more uses to the Use List for the Green Door Boutique located at the northwest corner of 300 North and 500 West.  He provided a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: aerial map; zoning map; photos of the facility; and proposed uses.  When it was previously approved, only one (1) use was requested.  The owner would like to lease the property to a new tenant.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   MOTION:        A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the ordinance amending the PD-C (Planned Development Commercial) zone to add more uses to the Use List for the Green Door Boutique located at the northwest corner of 300 North and 500 West. SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial. VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a roll call vote, as follows:   Councilmember Randall– aye Councilmember Bowcutt – abstained Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye           The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   HILLSIDE DEVELOPMENT PERMIT: Consider approval of a Hillside Development Permit to allow for exclusions of small areas from slope determination for Planning Area 12 of the Divario subdivision.   Planner Ray Snyder presented the request to consider a Hillside Development Permit to allow for exclusions of small areas from slope determination for Planning Area 12 of the Divario subdivision.  He provided a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: vicinity map; exhibit 1; detail – exhibit 1; PA-12; and photos of the property.  The Hillside Review Board and Planning Commission recommended approval.  He read the Hillside Review Board’s motion.     MOTION:        A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the Hillside Development Permit to allow for exclusions of small areas from slope determination for Planning Area 12 of the Divario subdivision. St. George City Council Minutes August 1, 2019 Page Eight   SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial. VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a roll call vote, as follows:   Councilmember Randall– aye Councilmember Bowcutt – abstained Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye           The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE: Consider approval of an ordinance changing the zone from R-1-10 (Single Family Residential, minimum lot size 10,000 square feet) to R-1-6 (Single Family Residential, minimum lot size 6,000 square feet) for Varano Vistas at Divario (PA-12) on approximately 34.26 acres.   Planner Ray Snyder presented the request to change the zone from R-1-10 (Single Family Residential, minimum lot size 10,000 square feet) to R-1-6 (Single Family Residential, minimum lot size 6,000 square feet) for Varano Vistas at Divario (PA-12) on approximately 34.26 acres.  He provided a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: vicinity map; general plan map; zoning map; photos of the property; layout; and preliminary plat.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   MOTION:        A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the ordinance changing the zone from R-1-10 to R-1-6 for Varano Vistas at Divario. SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a roll call vote, as follows:   Councilmember Randall– aye Councilmember Bowcutt – abstained Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye           The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE: Consider approval of an ordinance changing the zone for a subdivision located at 3210 East Street from A-1 (Agricultural, minimum lot size 40,000 square feet) to R-1-10 (Single Family Residential, minimum lot size 10,000 square feet) on approximately 4.77 acres generally located on 3210 East Street south of 2000 South Street.   Planner Carol Davidson presented the request to change the zone for a subdivision located at 3210 East Street from A-1 (Agricultural, minimum lot size 40,000 square feet) to R-1-10 (Single Family Residential, minimum lot size 10,000 square feet) on approximately 4.77 acres generally located on 3210 East Street south of 2000 South Street.  She provided a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: subject site; zoning map; and general plan map.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   St. George City Council Minutes August 1, 2019 Page Nine   Councilmember Randall commented that although she would like this area to remain agriculture, it does make sense to change this to R-1-10.   MOTION:        A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the ordinance changing the zone for a subdivision located at 3210 East Street from A-1 to R-1-10 on approximately 4.77 acres generally located on 3210 East Street south of 2000 South Street. SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt. VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a roll call vote, as follows:   Councilmember Randall– aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye           The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   ZONING REGULATION AMENDMENT/ORDINANCE: Consider approval of an ordinance amending a zoning regulation to Title 10, Chapter 8 Planned Development Zone (PD), Section 6 Commercial/Manufacturing Development Standards to add Storage Rental Unit regulations.   Planner Carol Davidson presented the request to amend Title 10, Chapter 8 Planned Development Zone (PD), Section 6 Commercial/Manufacturing Development Standards to add Storage Rental Unit regulations.  She provided a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: 2019 – Section 10-10-3 Conditional Uses: Storage Rental Units; 2017 Temporary Ordinance for Storage Rental Units; and applicant’s proposed amendments.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   City Manager Adam Lenhard noted the changes are significant.  Staff has been working on Title 10; it will look at storage units.  Due to the time spent on the revisions, staff recommends the proposed amendments be denied.  Rather, they suggest proceeding with the amendments previously discussed with the Council.   The applicant’s representative William Allen explained the proposed changes are minimal.  They have been working with staff and have incorporated almost all of the language they have proposed.  They are willing to accept all of the changes that staff has been working on, except for the word “isolated”.  That term makes it hard to plan for.        City Attorney Shawn Guzman noted staff can consider defining isolated; however, that is not a small change.  He explained why there was a temporary ordinance in place regarding storage units after which he suggested waiting for the future Title 10 amendments.   A discussion took place regarding the word isolated.    City Attorney Shawn Guzman stated that staff is close to bringing Title 10 in for the Council’s review.     St. George City Council Minutes August 1, 2019 Page Ten   Applicant Gary Free outlined his difficulties with development of the property.    There was further discussion regarding the word isolated.   MOTION:        A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to deny the ordinance amending the zoning regulation to Title 10, Chapter 8 Planned Development Zone (PD), Section 6 Commercial/Manufacturing Development Standards to add Storage Rental Unit regulations until all of Title 10 is reviewed. SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca. VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a roll call vote, as follows:   Councilmember Randall– aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye           The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   ORDINANCE AMENDING LOT 7 OF SERENITY COVE: Consider approval of an ordinance amending Lot 7 of the Serenity Cove Subdivision by subdividing Lot 7 into two (2) lots.   Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the request to amend Lot 7 of the Serenity Cove Subdivision by subdividing Lot 7 into two (2) lots. He showed the final plat and outlined the amendments to the amended final subdivision plat.   MOTION:        A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the ordinance amending Lot 7 of the Serenity Cove Subdivision by subdividing Lot 7 into two (2) lots.    SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt. VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a roll call vote, as follows:   Councilmember Randall– aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye           The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   ORDINANCE/AMEND FINAL SUBDIVISION PLAT: Consider approval of an ordinance amending the final subdivision plat for Serenity Hills Second Amended by changing the walkout basement note.   Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the request to amend the final subdivision plat for Serenity Hills Second Amended by changing the walkout basement note.  He showed the final plat and outlined amendments to the amended final subdivision plat.     St. George City Council Minutes August 1, 2019 Page Eleven   MOTION:        A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the ordinance amending the final subdivision plat for Serenity Hills Second Amended by changing the walkout basement note. SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca. VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a roll call vote, as follows:   Councilmember Randall– aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye           The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT: Consider approval of a conditional use permit to allow 'Central Storage' to remodel and expand at 935 and 955 North 1300 West Street.                                                 Planner Ray Snyder presented the request to expand a storage facility by remodeling the adjacent commercial building to the south for additional indoor storage.  He presented a PowerPoint covering the following topics: location; request, current location, SwitchPoint; photo of buildings; and elevation and materials.  He read staff’s comments as outlined in the agenda packet.  The Planning Commission recommended approval with findings and comments.   MOTION:        A motion was made by Councilmember Baca to approve the conditional use permit to allow 'Central Storage' to remodel and expand at 935 and 955 North 1300 West Street. SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall. VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:   Councilmember Randall– aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye           The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   FINAL PLAT: Consider approval of a final subdivision plat for Anasazi Ridge at Entrada Phase 6.   Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the final subdivision plat for Anasazi Ridge at Entrada Phase 6, a 4-lot residential subdivision located at Cohonina Trail and Supia Trail; zoning is PD-R.  He showed and outlined the final plat.   MOTION:        A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the final plat for Anasazi Ridge at Entrada Phase 6. SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt. VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows: St. George City Council Minutes August 1, 2019 Page Twelve   Councilmember Randall– aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye           The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   FINAL PLAT: Consider approval of a final subdivision plat for Blackhawk Townhomes St. George Phase 3.   Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the final subdivision plat for Blackhawk Townhomes St. George Phase 3, a 14-lot residential subdivision located at 1001 West Curly Hollow Drive; zoning is R-3.  He showed and outlined the final plat.   MOTION:        A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the final plat for Blackhawk Townhomes St. George Phase 3. SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca. VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:   Councilmember Randall– aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye           The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   FINAL PLAT: Consider approval of a final subdivision plat for Blackhawk Townhomes St. George Phase 4.   Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the final subdivision plat for Blackhawk Townhomes St. George Phase 4, a 19-lot residential subdivision located at 1001 West Curly Hollow Drive; zoning is R-3.  He showed and outlined the final plat.     MOTION:        A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the final plat for Blackhawk Townhomes St. George Phase 4. SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt. VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:   Councilmember Randall– aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye           The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.     St. George City Council Minutes August 1, 2019 Page Thirteen   PRELIMINARY PLAT: Consider approval of a preliminary plat for Desert Vista at Desert Canyons.   Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the preliminary plat for Desert Vista at Desert Canyons, a 114-lot residential subdivision located south of Southern Parkway and west of Desert Canyons Parkway; zoning is PD-R (Planned Development Residential). This will be a single-family subdivision equivalent to an R-1-8 development. This development will have a home owner's association to maintain the neighborhood park and open space.  He presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics:  subject site; preliminary plat; and sections and details and outlined a regional detention basin the applicant is proposing. They have asked the City to maintain the basin as it will collect drainage from a rather large area, including public streets.  The HOA is specific to this development.   MOTION:        A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the Desert Vista at Desert Canyons.  SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca. VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:   Councilmember Randall– aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye           The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   PRELIMINARY PLAT: Consider approval of a preliminary plat for Meadow Valley Farms Phase 10C and 12.   Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins stated the applicant requested to table.   MOTION:        A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to table the preliminary plat for Meadow Valley Farms Phase 10C. SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt. VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:   Councilmember Randall– aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye           The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.             St. George City Council Minutes August 1, 2019 Page Fourteen   PRELIMINARY PLAT: Consider approval of a preliminary plat for Ridge West No. 4 - Amended and Extended.   Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the preliminary plat for Ridge West No. 4 - Amended and Extended, a 2-lot residential subdivision located at 950 West and 750 North Streets; zoning is R-1-10 (Single-Family Residential, 10,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size). A Hillside Development permit was approved for this project on May 2, 2019.  He presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics:  subject site and the preliminary plat.   MOTION:        A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the preliminary plat for Ridge West No. 4 – Amended and Extended. SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall. VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:   Councilmember Randall– aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye           The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   SECOND AMENDMENT TO A JOINT DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT: Consider approval of Second Amendment to a Joint Development Agreement between SG Boulevard Land, LLC, The City of St. George, and the Neighborhood Redevelopment Agency of the City of St. George.   City Attorney Shawn Guzman explained City View is close to completing some of the buildings.  The parking for the south building is located in the north building which is not yet complete.  This agreement will allow them to occupy the south building if it meets all building requirements and the portions of the parking structure in the north building.  The applicants will post a bond for 100% of the construction cost for the completion of the north building.  One change staff proposes is to add language that states SG Boulevard will provide as built drawings for the south apartment building within ten (10) business days after receiving the certificate of occupancy.   MOTION:        A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the Second Amendment to a Joint Development Agreement between SG Boulevard Land, LLC, The City of St. George, and the Neighborhood Redevelopment Agency of the City of St. George. SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca.   Councilmember Randall reminded Councilmembers Arial and Baca they needed to include the language that City Attorney Shawn Guzman proposed to add – “SG Boulevard will provide as built drawings for the south apartment building within ten (10) business days after receiving the certificate of occupancy”.   Councilmember Arial and Baca agreed to add the language to their motion and second. St. George City Council Minutes August 1, 2019 Page Fifteen   VOTE:        &...


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City Council Minutes 01/08/2015:
ST. GEORGE CITY COUNCIL MEETING REGULAR MEETING JANUARY 8, 2015, 5:00 P.M. CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS PRESENT: Mayor Jon Pike Councilmember Gil Almquist Councilmember Jimmie Hughes Councilmember Michele Randall Councilmember Joe Bowcutt Councilmember Bette Arial City Manager Gary Esplin Deputy City Attorney Paula Houston City Recorder Christina Fernandez OPENING: Mayor Pike called the meeting to order and welcomed all in attendance. The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag was led by Councilmember Bowcutt and the invocation was offered by Reverend Jimi Kestin. He then mentioned the Prayer Over the City event that took place on January 1, 2015. Additionally, he read a post card he received from a local couple thanking the City staff for what they do. COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC: Mayor Pike advised that there was a form received from a gentleman in Washington City. Because the gentleman lives outside St. George City limits and the topic is an item listed on tonight’s agenda, the comments could not be heard. APPOINTMENTS: Appoint the new Administrative Services Director. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that Finance Director Philip Peterson is retiring after 32 years of service. He thanked him for the incredible job he has done. Additionally, he explained the changes to the Finance Department including creating the Administrative Services Director and Finance Manager positions. He recommended appointing the Budget and Financial Planning Manager, Deanna Brklacich, to the Administrative Services/Budget Director position. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to appoint Deanna Brklacich as the Administrative Services/Budget Director position. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Hughes. VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist – aye Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. City Manager Gary Esplin recommended that the City Treasurer, Tiffany LaJoice, be promoted to the Finance Manager position through the selective promotion process. St. George City Council Minutes January 8, 2015 Page Two Finance Director Philip Peterson thanked the Mayor and City Council, as well as the previous Mayors and City Councils for giving him the opportunity to serve. Part of the reason he feels comfortable with leaving is that he has total confidence in those in his department. Administrative Services Director Deanna Brklacich stated that the City is losing a giant in the finance business with the retirement of Mr. Peterson. She stated that she has worked with Mr. Peterson for approximately 20 years and hopes to bring that knowledge into this position. Finance Manager Tiffany LaJoice stated that she will miss Mr. Peterson. He has been a great boss and she appreciates his dedication. She thanked the Mayor and City Council, as well as the City Manager, for this opportunity. Mayor Pike commented that the City is very fortunate to have the employees that it has. He mentioned the retirement celebration that will take place on Thursday, January 29, 2015 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. APPOINTMENT: Mayor Pike mentioned that there are positions available for the Airport Advisory Board. He recommends appointing Mary Hatch who has retired from the hospital. She does not reside in St. George; however she does reside in Washington County. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to appoint Mary Hatch to the Airport Advisory Board. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial. Mayor Pike added that Ms. Hatch’s term will be four years. VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist – aye Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT: Consider approval of a professional services agreement with Bowen & Collins Engineers for the Wastewater Treatment Plant Solids Handling Controls Upgrade project. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that a used centrifuge was purchased for the Wastewater Treatment Plant. This is for the upgrade of the controls at a cost of $137,785. St. George City Council Minutes January 8, 2015 Page Three MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to approve the contract for professional services with Bowen & Collins Engineers for the Wastewater Treatment Plant in the amount of $137,785 for 2015. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall. VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist – aye Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for demolition of the West Cove Apartments. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised that quite a few bids were received. The low bidder is B. Hansen Construction in the amount of $90,000 which includes asbestos removal. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that he had a discussion with a gentleman who wanted the City to delay the bid to see if there are alternatives. In his opinion, the City is too far down the road to put the demolition on hold. He does not see that this can be delayed any longer. Staff contacted the Cooper family several weeks ago who asked that the bid be delayed. The bid was delayed at that time. Neighbors have been patiently waiting for this. Councilmember Randall commented that neighbors have been very patient. She is not in favor of delaying the demolition. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to award the bid to B. Hansen Construction in the amount of $90,000 for the demolition of West Cove Apartments. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt. VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist – aye Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. ZONE CHANGE/PUBLIC HEARING/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider a request to modify the PD-C (Planned Development Commercial) zone for Ideal Automotive, LLC located at 184 West 1600 South. St. George City Council Minutes January 8, 2015 Page Four Planner Ray Snyder presented a request for a zone change for Ideal Automotive, LLC. He presented a PowerPoint presentation which included photos of the plans, elevations, and photos of the area. There are dead as well as missing trees along Black Ridge Drive that will be replaced. He mentioned a letter received from a nearby business owner regarding the landscaping. The existing building will be demolished and a new building will be added. He outlined the staff report and comments from the Planning Commission who recommends approval. Councilmember Bowcutt inquired if the parking area for storing vehicles is figured in as part of the adequate parking space. He fears that this parking will fill up and there will not be adequate parking. Mr. Snyder explained that City code goes by the square footage of the building to determine the required parking spaces. The area in which Councilmember Bowcutt is referring to, will be used to determine the required parking. They do meet the parking requirements. The code does not state that cars cannot be parked for long periods of time. Mayor Pike asked if the applicant would consider planting evergreen trees along the north side as well as on the west. Councilmember Almquist stated that trees and gravel would be sufficient in the area to the north. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that this is a PD-C zone; the applicant is adding additional space that is being added to the property. He commented that he agrees with Councilmember Bowcutt with regard to the parking. If the parking is behind a fence and a customer cannot access it, there is an issue. The business needs to have adequate customer parking in the front of the building. When he had work done on his car, he had trouble finding parking. Although the request meets the ordinance, it may have to be looked at in the future. Mayor Pike opened the public hearing. Bill Western, architect, explained that there is more customer parking at the proposed building than there is at the existing facility. He also explained that long term storage of vehicles is not planned. Additionally, he explained that the existing facility has an impound area used by the Police Department. Mayor Pike closed the public hearing. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the request to modify the PD-C zone for Ideal Automotive, LLC. with conditions of the Planning Commission and with review of the parking and landscaping requirements. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Hughes. VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows: St. George City Council Minutes January 8, 2015 Page Five Councilmember Almquist – aye Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider a General Plan amendment from LDR (Low Density Residential), MDR (Medium Density Residential) and COM (Commercial) to COM (Commercial) on property generally located between 3000 East Street and Mall Drive. Planning & Zoning Manager John Willis presented a request for a General Plan amendment on property generally located between 3000 East Street and Mall Drive. He presented a PowerPoint presentation which included maps of the area, the applicant’s proposal and photos of the area. The Planning Commission recommends approval. Councilmember Bowcutt inquired if the existing irrigation ditch is owned by the City or is part of the property. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the drainage ditch is an easement on the property for conveying flood water as well as tail water from the irrigation of the fields. Washington City has utilized the drain. There are funds in the budget to improve this area. Councilmember Hughes commented that this needs to be taken care of prior to developing the area. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the property owner has hired an engineering firm. If approved, the applicant will return with a development proposal. Staff supports the applicant as this is good planning to diversify commercial so that patrons do not have to drive far. Mayor Pike opened the public hearing. Sandy Certonio, a Washington City resident, stated that it will be nice to have a store in the area; however, she is concerned that this will change the character and nature of Washington Fields. She mentioned the big scar on Bluff Street which was allowed to happen as well as the Twin Palms Golf Course rock formation. Those that moved to Washington Fields moved there for the quiet, country residential setting. She asked that her comments be considered. Mayor Pike stated that he feels this type of commercial to be beneficial to the residents in this area. He appreciates Ms. Certonio’s comments as the Council will want to consider everything. St. George City Council Minutes January 8, 2015 Page Six Ed Baca, St. George resident, stated that there is a need for the commercial development in this area. Since the bridge has been installed, the traffic at Foremaster Ridge has increased. He believes the commercial development will assist with, as well as lessen the traffic. He asked the Mayor and City Council approve this request. Sheri Reeder, a Washington City resident, asked if there has been discussion with Washington City officials regarding this proposal. Mayor Pike mentioned that he spoke with Mayor Nielson. His feeling is that Mayor Nielson expected this to be a good thing. Additionally, he believes that there are ways to make this work. He mentioned that there was opposition when the Bloomington Walmart was proposed. Ms. Reeder asked if the City Council has a say in what is built there. Mayor Pike replied yes. He stated that he appreciates the comments. There being no further comments, he closed the public hearing. Councilmember Hughes commented that the general concern is the Washington Fields area. The City has discussed preserving the quaintness. He believes that if commercial is wanted in the area, this is where it should be. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the general plan amendment from LDR (Low Density Residential), MDR (Medium Density Residential) and COM (Commercial) to COM (Commercial) on the 24.4 acres. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt. VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a roll call vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist – aye Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. NAME UAMPS REPRESENTATIVE/RESOLUTION: Consider approval of a resolution naming Laurie Mangum as the UAMPS representative and James Van Fleet as the alternate representative. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that he proposed to name Laurie Mangum as the UAMPS representative and James Van Fleet at the alternate representative. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to appoint Laurie Mangum as the UAMPS representative and James Van Fleet at the alternate representative. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial. St. George City Council Minutes January 8, 2015 Page Seven VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a roll call vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist – aye Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. SPECIAL EVENT PERMIT FEE WAIVER: Consider approval of a request to waive the special event permit fee as well as the fee for the use of the Ridge Top Complex for the Hog and Jog 5k event. LaRae Nelson, applicant. City Manager Gary Esplin stated that this is an exciting event and a fundraiser for SwitchPoint. LaRae Nelson, applicant, mentioned that this event is to benefit SwitchPoint. This will be a fun run and will not serve traditional race food, only bacon. They are asking for a fee waiver for the special event and for the use of the Ridge Top Complex. This event will bring in advertisement and recognition for SwitchPoint. They will donate half the net proceeds to SwitchPoint. Additionally, they will work in conjunction with United Way Dixie and SwitchPoint staff. They expect 750 runners and the event will take place on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. Radio stations will be broadcasting along the course and Waffle Love will also participate. The bacon will be cooked prior to the event; however, they also plan on cooking bacon at the event. They will be working with City staff to plan the course. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the fee waivers for the special event permit as well as for the use of the Ridge Top Complex for the Hog and Jog event. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Almquist. VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist – aye Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING: Consider approval of a memorandum of understanding between the City of St George and the U.S. Marshal’s Office. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that there is an existing MOU between the City and the U.S. Marshal’s Office. This will formally adopt the agreement by the City Council. St. George City Council Minutes January 8, 2015 Page Eight He explained that this is a fugitive task force and the officers are required to be deputized. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to approve the memorandum of understanding between the City of St. George and the U.S. Marshal’s Office. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall. VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist – aye Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. INTELOCAL AGREEMENT: Consider approval of an interlocal agreement between the City of St. George and Washington County for the bomb squad. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the City has operated the bomb squad in the past, with participation from Washington County and other entities. This agreement will allow the bomb squad to respond within the Five County area. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the interlocal agreement for the bomb squad. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall. VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist – aye Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. DONATION AGREEMENT: Consider approval of a donation agreement and deed for a strip of land adjacent to the Fields at Little Valley softball park and Meadow Valley Estates Phases 1 and 2. City Manager Gary Esplin advised this donation agreement is for a strip of land near Meadow Valley Estates Phases 1 and 2. The property is approximately 0.25 acres and cannot be used by the developer. He recommended accepting the donation. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to accept the donation. St. George City Council Minutes January 8, 2015 Page Nine SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial. VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist – aye Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. REPORTS FROM MAYOR, COUNCILMEMBERS AND CITY MANAGER: Mayor Pike mentioned that the Arts Commission would like to be on the January 15, 2015 agenda to make their recommendations on pieces to purchase. Councilmember Arial mentioned the dress exhibit that is currently at the Arts Museum. Art Around the Corner is planning their annual reception on March 27th and 28th. The Art Museum will hold its annual Soup ‘n Bowl fundraiser on March 6th. She also mentioned the Youth City Council; they have been in training and are learning lots of things about government. Mayor Pike mentioned that there are six slots available for the Youth City Council to attend the Local Officials Day conference. Additionally, he mentioned the Heritage Day Celebration. He and the Councilmembers will be serving root beer floats at the Opera House on January 17th from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. Also on that day, it will be free to ride a Suntran bus, swim at the Sand Hollow Aquatic Center and use the Recreation Center. Councilmember Randall mentioned the Veteran’s Town Hall meeting that will take place on January 21st at the Ivins Veterans Home from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Additionally, she mentioned that the St. George Musical Theater needs a box office and their production Dirty Rotten Scoundrels starts next week. City Manager Gary Esplin stated that he can work on finding a box office. He mentioned that City staff is looking into the restrooms at the Children’s’ Museum. Councilmember Hughes mentioned that he attended the Homeless Coordinating Council meeting. It is impressive to see the change in the direction of the board since SwitchPoint has opened. The Point in Time count will take place January 29, 30, and 31. He mentioned that Lloyd Pendleton did a spot on the Jon Stewart show regarding what Utah is doing for the homeless. Councilmember Almquist commented that most of his boards have been quiet over the holidays. The Historic Preservation Committee met just prior to Christmas; the new owners would like to preserve the central historic part of the home located near 300 West and 200 North. Councilmember Bowcutt commented that the Planning Commission did not meet because of the holidays. St. George City Council Minutes January 8, 2015 Page Ten Mayor Pike stated that the next meeting will include a sp...


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City Council Meeting Minutes Minutes 01/10/2019:
ST. GEORGE CITY COUNCIL MINUTES WORK MEETING JANUARY 10, 2019, 4:00 PM ADMINISTRATIVE CONFERENCE ROOM   PRESENT:                                         Mayor Jon Pike Councilmember Jimmie Hughes Councilmember Michele Randall Councilmember Joe Bowcutt Councilmember Bette Arial Councilmember Ed Baca 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 City Manager Adam Lenhard and The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Administrative Services Director Trevor Coombs.   DISCUSSION REGARDING TEMPORARY TRAFFIC CONTROL MEASURES AT 1450 SOUTH AND 3000 EAST: City Manager Adam Lenhard explained there is construction going on at this intersection in preparation to install the traffic signal.  As this will potentially create additional traffic issues, he proposes to have a 3-way stop until installation of the traffic signal is complete; it will be approximately 1-2 weeks.  He noted that staff has been working with Washington City to have 3650 South to line up with 1450 South,  making a 4-way intersection.    UPDATE FROM UTAH LEAGUE OF CITIES AND TOWNS: Mayor Pike introduced Cameron Diehl and Rachel Otto with Utah Leagues of Cities and Towns, who do a lot of lobbying for the League.  They met with Mayors, City Managers and local Legislators recently to talk about pre-legislative session issues.   Mr. Diehl thanked the City for their support and Mayor Pike’s time and efforts.  Because of City staff, St. George is heard at the State Capitol.  He mentioned that a large variety of issues will be considered during this year’s legislative session after which he updated the Council regarding them, and the Council discussed tax policy and transportation items.  He asked the Council to keep engaged with the League and their legislators.   Mayor Pike mentioned that the Legislative Policy Committee meets weekly on Mondays at noon.  He explained the City has four (4) votes; therefore, he invited the Council to attend either in person, or online to provide input and vote.   Ms. Otto provided updates regarding, and the Council discussed housing items.   Mayor Pike mentioned three (3) pillars the League will focus on – respect, collaboration, and outcomes.    DISCUSSION REGARDING CONSTRUCTION STANDARDS: Water Services Director Scott Taylor provided a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics:  WWTP Expansion Phase I; Little Valley pump station /3000 East St. George City Council Minutes January 10, 2019 Page Two   waterline upsize project; 1955 cast iron pipeline replacement; sewer outfall rehabilitation project; construction standards; summary of proposed changes; and looped lines/dead-end lines.     Mayor Pike called for a short recess.   DISCUSSION REGARDING THE SIGN ORDINANCE: The Council discussed their concerns and proposed changes to the City’s sign ordinance, some of which include off premise commercial signs; “flutter signs”; and types of signs.  They would like staff to get input from the Chamber of Commerce and commercial boards. REPORTS FROM THE MAYOR, COUNCILMEMBERS, AND CITY MANAGER: Mayor Pike mentioned that Zion National Park asked for another $4,400 to keep the Park open until January 16th.  The consensus of the Council is to help.  He spoke about t...


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City Council Minutes 01/10/2002:
ST. GEORGE CITY COUNCIL MINUTES SPECIAL MEETING JANUARY 10, 2002, 4:00 P.M. CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS PRESENT: Mayor Daniel McArthur Council Member Rod Orton Council Member Suzanne Allen Council Member Sharon Isom Council Member Bob Whatcott Council Member Larry Gardner Council Member Gary Esplin City Attorney Jonathan Wright Deputy City Attorney Ron Read City Recorder Gay Cragun OPENING: Mayor McArthur called the meeting to order and welcomed all in attendance. He advised that today\'s discussion of water pressure and supply issues would not include a discussion of rates, and that a public hearing on this matter would be held at a later date. The pledge of allegiance was led by a gentleman from the audience, and the invocation was offered by Kevin Terry. LAND AND WATER CONSERVATION GRANT: Authorize submission of a land and water conservation grant. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that this state and federal program grant requires a 50/50 match by the City, and if funded, will be used for the Seegmiller Park in the Little Valley area. The City will apply for the maximum amount available, but there is no guarantee how much will be awarded. A motion was made by Council Member Orton and seconded by Council Member Isom to approve the request. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. WATER PRESSURE AND SUPPLY ISSUES: Discussion concerning water pressure and supply issues in the City. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. in the summer months there is a water pressure problem in the Little Valley area of the City, and inadequate fire flows. There is not currently the volume of water necessary to provide enough pressure to this area. The area affected includes Spyglass Hill, the Foothills, and homes along 2450 South, all south of the river. Mr. Esplin explained that the City drilled three new wells in the Gunlock area which would provide 5,000,000 gallons a day and was ready to go on-line, but then experienced a problem obtaining an easement from the BLM. These wells should be on line this summer, however the environmental assessment has not yet been done. Barbara Hjelle is helping with the project. Once these wells are on-line and a new pump station built, the problem will be solved. It was originally thought that construction of a pump station alone would solve the problem, but after further analysis, it was decided a pump station would merely suck the water from another location and create a problem elsewhere. More resources in the system are needed, as well as storage to solve peaking problems. Long St. George City Council Minutes January 10, 2002 Page Two term, the Sand Hollow line will give the City additional time, and construction of the Quail Creek addition will solve the problem for another 10-12 years. The City is keeping current with growth, but short term must decide what to do in the summer for this problem area in Little Valley. He advised that one alternative is to limit the number of permits issued by the City to make sure that putting the West City Springs into the system and use of the east side irrigation water will be enough to solve the problem through the summer. No projects would be allowed in the area until there is enough resource available. Another alternative would be to force conservation. The last alternative would be to build a 2,000,000 to 5,000,000 gallon storage tank on City property near the replacement airport site. The City would not have to spend money to purchase land on which to locate the tank, and the cost of upsizing the line would not be lost because the line will be used for the new airport. $1,500,000 is the preliminary cost of this project. Council Member Isom commented she felt water conservation should be mandated in addition to any other alternative used. Mr. Esplin advised that it is proposed to move the peak to earlier in the morning, and increasing the rate structure may force some conservation. He advised that the City had planned on spending $500,000 for a pump station, but this still leaves a shortage of $1,000,000. He suggested that a certain number of water impact fees be presold to fund construction of the tank. Council Member Orton inquired if staff was certain construction of this storage tank would solve the problem. Mr. Esplin replied that staff was certain it would solve the problem. The tank would be filled during off-hours and used for that zone only. Deputy Water and Power Director Phil Solomon advised the storage tank would be a short term solution, and a resource was still needed. Council Member Gardner advised this was not a new topic of discussion in St. George, and with the effort of creative and capable people and resources in the community, every problem has been solved. He commented this will not be the last water problem in the City, but construction of this new storage tank is obviously the initial part of solving this problem. He suggested that instead of looking at one big tank so far out, staff look at the possibility of placing other tanks at strategic locations in this area of the City. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that if all went well, the new storage tank could possibly be on line by June 1. Council Member Orton inquired if staff had considered other locations for the tank. Mr. Esplin replied that the proposed tank location will serve a greater area and is needed in any event for the new airport. The hill upon which it is proposed to be located is the best alternative with regard to elevation and pressure. He explained that the new tanks in the Green Valley area exacerbated the pressure problem in the Little Valley area. Council Member Gardner advised that at the time the new tanks were built in the Green Valley area, City staff was in full anticipation that the three Gunlock wells would come on line. St. George City Council Minutes January 10, 2002 Page Three City Manager Gary Esplin commented that placement of the Green Valley tanks was the right thing to do so that water could be moved around the City. Council Member Gardner inquired if additional sites for water tanks should be looked at. Deputy Water and Power Director Phil Solomon replied that only three to four locations on the mountain range near the replacement airport site would suit the tank with regard to elevation, and those sites were investigated. City staff even met with Washington City to inquire about joint use of one of their tanks, but they have problems of their own. Vince Clayton inquired if use of the Green Valley tanks were necessary, and if water could be diverted to the Little Valley area for a short term solution. Council Member Gardner replied that storage is storage, wherever it is located, and the Green Valley tanks help to alleviate peak use. The City needs every bit of storage it now has, and should have more besides that. Mr. Solomon commented that last summer the City experienced pressure and peaking problems on the west side of the City, and the solution was to build a tank on that side of town. Mark Lewis advised that northern Utah has rigid guidelines for watering and suggested that serious discussions be held concerning xeriscaping. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that in the past the City has been able to refill its tanks in the early morning hours to solve problems, but as the peak was shifted to the night, the system does not recover enough to cover the daylight hours. Additional resource is needed, as well as storage. The City is also aggressively promoting conservation. Vince Clayton advised there were a number of developers and builders who had put a lot of money into their projects in the Little Valley area not anticipating this water problem. He stated he hoped there would be some flexibility and the projects would not be stopped entirely. He suggested that each project be looked at individually. He advised that for example, he has been doing some earthwork and preparing the site, but was stopped from even doing that, even though a water connection is not needed now. He hoped a solution would be had soon and projects would not be held up until June if something can be done in the meantime. Mr. Esplin inquired if Mr. Clayton and other developers would be willing to prepay impact fees. He suggested the problem is a City-wide problem, and that 350 impact fees be presold for projects throughout the entire City in order to move forward with the water tank project. Carol Sapp inquired if the water impact fees would be presold at the current rate, and she was advised that they would be. Tyler Nelson inquired if golf courses could be watered at different times. Mr. Esplin advised that golf courses are watered with irrigation water and are not on the culinary system. He advised that some times they cannot get enough water to water all night and have to water in the day to access their shares of water. Even though this gives a bad perception, it cannot be helped. St. George City Council Minutes January 10, 2002 Page Four Ms. Nelson advised that all 70 members of the AOPC could use better sprinkling systems. She suggested that a City ordinance could take care of this problem and require separate drip systems to conserve water. She suggested use of a test project. Georgia Barker advised that she has been working with PUDs and others, and advised that conservation efforts must have a budget. She advised she has found that irrigation systems are designed appropriately, but installed incorrectly and without drip systems. She suggested that someone be hired to inspect these systems, and a penalty be imposed for non-compliance. Tyler Nelson suggested that future impact fees be based on the type of landscaping installed. Milo McCowan advised that developers, for the most part, are conscientious, and standards need to be established for existing users of water, not new development. He advised there was no cure faster than a hit to the wallet, and if the City takes drastic measures and drops the minimum water usage and any excess rate severely increased, the average person will soon get creative and conserve. He suggested the City take a hard look at existing water users and impose penalties immediately to stop excess use of water. Georgia Barker advised that landscapers are generally doing a good job; the problem is with irrigation system installation. The City should focus more on water waste and run-off. Deputy Water and Power Director Phil Solomon advised that one of the biggest problems in water waste is automatic sprinkler timers. An unidentified man from the audience advised that new residents are not properly trained on watering their lawns, and if they are watered properly to encourage deep roots, they don\'t have to be watered as often. He suggested use of the local newspaper to get the word out about conservation. Council Member Whatcott advised that in the summer the newspaper published weekly conservation tips. City Manager Gary Esplin advised the radio stations also broadcasted conservation tips. An unidentified man in the audience commented that if the City puts some teeth into the conservation program, people will pay attention and implement them. Until the City makes it hurt enough, they will not pay attention. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that conservation will not solve the pressure problems of today, and suggested moving forward with construction of a water tank if enough people were willing to prepay their water impact fees at today\'s rate before they are increased. The goal is to have the water tank on line by June 1. Mayor McArthur inquired of the time frame allowed for the permit to be purchased. Mr. Esplin replied it would be one year, with a maximum of the first 350 permits as part of an approved project. Council Member Isom advised that the last time the City presold permits it ran into some problems. She suggested that criteria be established to prevent these problems. St. George City Council Minutes January 10, 2002 Page Five Carol Sapp inquired if the impact fees could be pre-purchased for a project anywhere within the City, and was advised this would be the case. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that he and Mayor McArthur recently met with Congressman Hansen who promised to review the Gunlock wells situation. Council Member Orton suggested that the presold permits be valid between June 1, 2002 and June 1, 2003 so the City would be selling new permits, not ones it would sell anyway. This will also provide an incentive for a developer to buy the permits now, as the rates will be increased before June 1. Council Member Whatcott advised this would eliminate those projects which have already received plat approval. Council Member Gardner urged caution in issuing so many permits that it would be counterproductive to the building community. City Manager Gary Esplin replied that is why they will be limited to 350. Vince Clayton inquired if the pre-purchase of impact fees would lift the building permit freeze in the Little Valley area. Mr. Esplin replied it would if the tank were on line by June 1. If the tank is not on line by June 1, mandatory rationing may be necessary. Mr. Esplin advised that he has reconsidered the solution to the problem, and recommended that money be loaned to the Water Fund from another fund, and this way permits will not have to be presold. Mayor McArthur suggested the City would move forward with this new plan. Mr. Esplin advised there is still a freeze on building in the Little Valley area, but staff will try to resolve the problem within the next few weeks. Council Member Gardner advised that Mr. Clayton would like to proceed with his earthwork. Mr. Esplin replied that this would be fine, as long as Mr. Clayton understood he would be taking a risk and may not receive his building permit. He inquired of the City Council if they were willing to withstand the pressure created by developers who would spend hundreds of thousands of dollars preparing their sites without building permits. Paul Jensen inquired if he could proceed to the Planning Commission on a new preliminary plat instead of being put off a month. City Attorney Jonathan Wright advised any approval of a plat would have to be conditional upon water availability so there not be any vested interest in the project. DARTS FUNDING REQUEST: Consider a funding request from DARTS. John Williams of the Five County Association of Governments advised it has operated DARTS since October 1 and has a contract with UDOT on demonstration project funds. Recently the project has run into problems with anticipated donations not materializing and special events not occurring. He is now faced with the unpleasant task of presenting three options. The St. George City Council Minutes January 10, 2002 Page Six first option is to discontinue the program, the second is to establish a County-wide special service district, and the third is City sponsorship of the operation. Five County AOG is prohibited from operating the program past September, 2002 as it is not a taxing authority. $400,000 is available to the City from the MPO if the City is willing to take over the system and operate it as part of the general fund budget. He advised he felt the system could be operated by the City with a commitment of $100,000 along with advertising, fares, and special needs contracts and continue operating as it is now with four bus routes. Expansion would then be up to the City Council. However, Five County AOG also faces a short term problem. By January 31 DART will be $15,000 on the hole for matching funds, and an additional resource for funds is needed until June 30. He requested another $65,000 from the City, and then $25,000 per quarter thereafter and the system would be turned over to the City after September 30. City Manager Gary Esplin verified that the City would have to provide approximately $100,000 a year to operate the program. If the City pays $100,000 by July 1, 2002, the current operation can be continued plus replacement of one bus per year. This amount is $50,000 more than budgeted this year. The City would also have to hire someone to run the program. Council Member Gardner requested that Mr. Williams address ridership as the statistics can be misleading. An unidentifed gentlemen from Five County AOG said there were 7000 rides in December, which equates to 4000+ paid fares. Council Member Isom inquired what would happen to ridership if the fare were increased by $2 a ride. Beth Cottam from Five County AOG replied that rides would decrease. Council Member Isom advised she thought the fare should be increased. Council Member Gardner advised he felt the opposite. It appears the biggest concern in the community is that no one is riding the buses, and if the fare were eliminated the buses would be overflowing and the community would approve of it. The City should consider this possibility in light of environmental and traffic issues. Council Member Orton commented a problem would be created if ridership skyrocketed and those who needed to ride the buses were crowded out. Beth Cottam advised she felt the people using the system should pay something, even if it is only 50?. Council Member Whatcott commented that even Logan City uses the tax incentive to fund their transit system, and it would not be possible for DARTS to provide free rides. Mayor McArthur advised that perhaps the law could be changed to allow the City of St. George to use a portion of its tax incentive for DARTS. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that without a change in the law and a new bill to allow use of the tax incentive, the City could not do so. The City could ask Senator Hickman to submit such a bill and dedicate a portion of the funds received to DARTS. However, this would take funds away from other projects. St. George City Council Minutes January 10, 2002 Page Seven Council Member Allen inquired if this would be fair, as the citizens of St. George voted to use these funds for road improvements. Mayor McArthur replied that they voted to use the funds for transportation. Beth Cottam advised she thought transit was included in the permitted uses. Mayor McArthur commented that DARTS was important to the community, but did not know if there was a way to keep it going. John Williams advised he would shut down the program next Monday if the City did not fund it. Mayor McArthur commented that if the program were shut down, $440,000 in equipment and start-up costs would be lost, and the next time these funds would be available would be in 2008. John Williams advised that discretionary funds are only available on a six year planning cycle. He advised the DARTS program included seven buses. Council Member Whatcott inquired if the issue was trying to save something which was ahead of its time, and DARTS may be premature in its desire to be in existence. While Mr. Williams quoted 7000 rides during the month of December, that figure may only include 500 actual riders. He advised he spoke with an individual whose 100 employees ride the bus daily. He questioned whether the City Counil would be doing something for the City, or for a small group of people. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that the City will be participating in a fundraiser in March and could, if the Council desires, designate DARTS as the beneficiary. However, the longer term question is if the City is willing to spend $100,000 this year to subsidize the program which may never pay for itself, or go to the legislature and ask if the City can change the bill and fund the program, or the program will be abandoned. John Williams advised that any extra funds generated will be given back to the City. Council Member Orton inquired who held title to the buses and if the City took over the project if it would gain title. Mr. Williams replied that currently UDOT holds joint title with Five County AOG, and after a certain mileage is attained, UDOT releases itself from the title. Council Member Gardner inquired of Mr. Esplin if he concurred with the breakdown as far as matching dollars and the MPO as presented by Mr. Williams. Mr. Esplin replied that he did. Council Member Whatcott advised that his calculations are double Mr. Williams\' figure. Council Member Isom advised that during the election she was very vocal about the City not subsidizing DARTS, but since speaking to a lot of citizens, especially senior citizens, she now feels the City should support the project. St. George City Council Minutes January 10, 2002 Page Eight Council Member Orton commented that while he agreed, he was concerned about the City subsidizing a system where 80% of the ridership is being taken advantage of by a group not needing help. Council Member Whatcott advised that after looking at the overall picture, his best guess of is that probably 300 to 500 people a month are actually riding the buses. He inquired if the City wanted to get into the business of advertising. Council Member Isom commented she felt the fare should be increased by at least 50? a ride. Council Member Gardner inquired of Mr. Williams if the City made a commitment concerning the fundraiser, if $65,000 would maintain the DARTS program until June 30. Council Member Whatcott commented that there would be additional costs to taking over the system such as housing the buses, maintenance, etc. He advised that Public Works Director Larry Bulloch\'s estimate to maintain the DARTS system is $300,000 a year. Mayor McArthur inquired of Mr. Williams if proceeds from the fundraiser would be enough to keep DARTS going for a period of time. Mr. Williams advised he would rather have cash from the City. Council Member Orton inquired if there would be merit in taking over the system now. Mr. Williams replied that right now UDOT\'s contract is with the Five County AOG and it is not known whether or not this can be transferred. Public Works Director Larry Bulloch advised that it would take City staff until the fall to make preparations to take over the system. Council Member Gardner inquired about maintenance, housing and parking of the bus fleet. Mr. Bulloch advised that the City\'s Fleet Manager would have to do some upgrades such as new bays and lifts to accommodate the buses at a cost of around $25,000. If this were done, the City facility would then be able to handle ten years of growth. Mr. Williams advised that currently the buses are parked outdoors on Five County AOG property, and mechanic services are being contracted out. Council Member Gardner suggested dedicating proceeds from the fundraiser to DARTS, but urged caution with the numbers. He advised the issue was larger than just numbers and more discussion was needed. He stated that while he hated to see DARTS come to an end, neither did he want to prolong a boondoggle, but if the service is good for the community and the City has already invested funds in it, it would be nice to support it until a solution is found. Lori Puchlik-Kocinski from the Chamber of Commerce advised that while the timing for DARTS may be premature, the City should be looking at the long term things that are valued, such as clean air and a solution to traffic problems. The people who are using the service are high-need people, and it is difficult to obtain a grant once it is lost and the program is unsuccessful. St. George City Council Minutes January 10, 2002 Page Nine She stated that UTA is not going to be excited to give the City a grant for a program which was once unsuccessful, and long term the City needs mass transit. She stated the City\'s Economic Development Plan promotes mass transit and she would like to see the City study it in the next six months. She encouraged the City to save the program. Council Member Whatcott stated that while he did not disagree with Ms. Puchlik-Kocinski, does the City want to put $200,000 into something whose time is not yet here. Council Member Gardner stated he thought there were ways to drop this figure down to $100,000, and his family recently rented a DARTS bus to celebrate his mother\'s birthday. He suggested the City approach the legislature for a change in use of the tax incentive. Assistant to the City Manager Marc Mortensen advised that the fundraising event has been rescheduled for March 7, 8 and 9, and that while United Way originally committed $50,000 for DARTS, it is not known if they will honor this amount. Finance Director Phil Peterson advised that the City can again send flyers in the utility billings requesting donations for DARTS. He also suggested use of a survey to determine support of the public. Council Member Orton commented that if the City spends $200,000 on this project, it will have to generate revenue some place else. He commented it would not be a bad idea to see what the citizens and groups such as the Homebuilders Association and Chamber of Commerce have to say. Council Member Gardner commented that if the City takes over the system, it cannot continue as a huge black hole, but much can be resolved through diminished service until such date and time as it can be expanded into full use. He made a motion to approve $15,000 as matching funds for DARTS, along with \"x\" amount of money monthly, with the assumption that other money will be found. The City is not committing to $65,000 now. The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen. Council Member Whatcott commented he hoped that months from now City Council Members would not use the excuse that they had to continue funding DARTS simply because of funds already expended. Council Member Gardner advised he would agree to that. He stated that a final decision on DARTS would be made prior to the end of the budget year. Council Member Orton advised he also would agree with Council Member Whatcott\'s statement, and if DARTS is not feasible, he will vote against it. Council Member Allen suggested that Five County AOG provide the City with more information on DARTS. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, clarifying that the motion made was for matching funds in the amount of $15,000 and thereafter funding on a month-to-month basis through June, 2002, as needed. The vote was as follows: Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye St. George City Council Minutes January 10, 2002 Page Ten The vote was unanimous and the motion carried....


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ST. GEORGE CITY COUNCIL MINUTES REGULAR MEETING JANUARY 10, 2008, 4:00 P.M. CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS PRESENT: Mayor Daniel McArthur Council Member Jon Pike Council Member Gail Bunker Council Member Suzanne Allen Council Member Gloria Shakespeare Council Member Gil Almquist City Manager Gary Esplin City Attorney Shawn Guzman City Recorder Gay Cragun OPENING: Mayor McArthur called the meeting to order and welcomed all in attendance, especially the new City Council Members. The pledge of allegiance was led by Council Member Gil Almquist, and the invocation was offered by Pastor Jimi Kestin. Vonda Larson, Chair of Heritage Days, distributed a handout to the Mayor and City Council and reviewed the activities during Heritage Days. Mayor McArthur invited new City Council Members to introduce their families. Mayor McArthur invited several Scouts in the audience to introduce themselves. AWARD OF BID: Consider approval of the Southgate 16" reuse line. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood explained the line will run from 600 West to the intersection with 1700 South. There were 12 bidders. She recommended award of the bid to the low bidder, Precision Excavating, in the amount of $455,981.85. The amount is well underneath the engineer?s estimate of $473,000. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Allen to award the bid as recommended. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Almquist. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. City Manager Gary Esplin explained this project will allow the movement of irrigation water from the west side to the east side of the community. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for a 1500 GPM pumper truck for the Fire Department. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood explained that bid requests were sent to three suppliers, but only one bid was received. She recommended award of the bid to Pierce Manufacturing in the amount of $516,251. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that $480,000 has been set aside for this purchase. The increased cost is due to a new federal law with regard to diesel engines. Staff will try to cut costs by prepaying and pay as it is built. Fire Chief Robert Stoker advised that the new emission standards for diesels did not go into effect until after the bid and will cost an additional $25,000-$30,000. The design of this truck is different than normal engines. The local dealer for Pierce products is Ross Equipment and the City has enjoyed great service after the sale using them. He advised that the oldest truck still in use in the City was built in 1960. The new truck will be located at the 1000 East station. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that capital projects funds will be allocated for any cost over the budgeted amount. Chief Stoker advised that delivery of the truck will be made in eight to nine months. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to award the bid as recommended. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Pike. St. George City Council Minutes January 10, 2008 Page Two VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for loose equipment for the Fire Department. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised requests for bids were sent to three suppliers and two bids were received. She recommended award of the bid to LN Curtis in the amount of $99,843. Fire Chief Robert Stoker explained that all fire equipment has to meet national fire protection standards. He advised $17,000 worth of equipment was able to be eliminated in order to get the bid under budget. The truck and equipment are bid separately in order to obtain better value. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Allen to award the bid as recommended. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. APPROVAL OF CHANGE ORDER: Consider approval of a change order to an existing blanket P.O. with Codale Electric for pad mounted switchgear. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood recommended approval of a $60,000 change order under the original blanket contract with Codale Electric. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Almquist to approve the change order. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Pike. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. APPROVAL OF LEASE: Consider approval of a lease with Intermountain Golf Cars for 162 electric golf carts for the Red Hills, Southgate, and St. George Golf Club golf courses. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood recommended approval of a lease with Intermountain Golf Cars in the amount of $566,457.30. Development Services Director Matt Loo explained that the yearly trade-in value is more if traded in after four years rather than five and pays for the first year?s lease. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that Sunbrook?s carts are on a different rotation schedule. Mr. Loo commented that the cost of the first year?s lease will be $113,000. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to approve the lease. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Shakespeare. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. APPROVAL OF CHANGE ORDER: Consider approval of a change order to the contract to install a sewer line from the south end of Sugar Leo to the Sun River lift station. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood recommended approval of a change order in the amount of $37,350 with Tri- West. Mayor McArthur commented this new line will allow the removal of the pump station at the end of Sugar Leo in Bloomington. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that the development agreement with Las Colinas requires that the manhole covers be made of a different material, resulting in the increased cost which they will pay. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Pike to approve the change order. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. St. George City Council Minutes January 10, 2008 Page Three AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for four 2007 Harley Davidson motorcycles for the Police Department. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood recommended purchase of the motorcycles through the state contract with Harley Davidson of Salt Lake City in the amount of $27,580. This amount includes the trade-in allowance. Council Member Allen inquired if local vendors had the opportunity to bid. Ms. Hood replied that local vendors have the opportunity to bid. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Allen to award the bid as recommended. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Almquist. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for a handicap ramp project. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood recommended award of the bid to the lowest responsive bidder, AJ Construction, in the amount of $52,950. There was one lower bid but a bid bond was not included so it could not be considered. The bid is under the engineer?s estimate of $62,000. Steve Perry advised that the contract is for 13 ramps. City Manager Gary Esplin explained the project includes construction of new ramps and upgrades to existing ramps. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Allen to award the bid as recommended. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Pike. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. Council Member Allen inquired about the procedure to report damaged ramps. Public Works Director Larry Bulloch replied that the Streets Department should be notified of the locations. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for a power control enclosure for the Green Valley substation. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood recommended award of the bid to the low bidder, Rigid/Five Star in the amount of $85,958. Council Member Bunker inquired if the City has worked previously with this company and why the delivery was slower. Energy Services Director Phil Solomon replied that the City has not worked with them before, but staff members have had experience with them. The item is critical and staff feels they can live with the delivery date. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Pike to award the bid as recommended. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Almquist. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. APPROVAL OF CHANGE ORDER: Consider approval of a change order for plan review services. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood explained staff has requested that the blanket contract with Wildan be increased by $50,000 and the contract with Sunrise be increased by $70,000 for the balance of the year, for a total blanket of $180,000, for commercial plan review. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that commercial development is down, but not as much as residential development. The total amount of the blanket order may or may not be spent St. George City Council Minutes January 10, 2008 Page Four and is based on the previous year?s actual cost. This cost does not come out of the City?s budget but is paid for by developers as plan check fees. The City does not have staff in-house to perform this service. Development Services Director Matt Loo explained that the City has tried to recruit staff to perform this service, but there has been no response because of the compensation. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Pike to approve the change order. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote and all voted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for the Green Valley substation construction project. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood recommended award of the bid to the low bidder, Energy Erectors, in the amount of $1,624,240. Energy Services Director Phil Solomon explained there are currently three contractors working on construction of the line. Two of the three were looking at bidding but could not allocate enough resources to do both projects in the time frame required. Council Member Almquist inquired if this project is part of the cooperative line linking the City with Dixie REA. Mr. Solomon replied that it is. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Almquist to award the bid as recommended. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Pike. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for a one ton Ford truck for the Energy Services Department. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood recommended award of the bid to the low bidder, Ken Garff Ford, in the amount of $29,279.69. Council Member Allen inquired why the state contract was not used. Ms. Hood replied that staff chose not to use it but to send it to all Ford dealerships. The local Ford dealership did not submit a bid. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Pike to award the bid as recommended. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Shakespeare. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote and all voted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for a one ton truck chassis/cab, diesel engine, 4WD for the Wastewater Treatment Division. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised this bid is being piggy-backed off the previous bid. She explained if something is bid out within the past 30 days, staff asks the vendor to hold that pricing. She recommended award of the bid to Ken Garff Ford in the amount of $29,279.69. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Almquist to award the bid as recommended. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. BUILDING DESIGN CONCEPTUAL SITA PLAN: City Planner Ray Snyder explained that the request is to consider approval of a building design and conceptual site plan to construct a two story building at 1470 East Medical Center Drive to be known as the Jubilee Home. The project is located within a PD Commercial zone and will be an auxiliary building adjacent to the existing hospital to serve as living quarters for families who have a hospitalized family member. Phase one consists of construction of St. George City Council Minutes January 10, 2008 Page Five a two story building and parking lot for both phases. The total building size is 11,700 sq. ft. with 13 rooms. Phase two will consist of a two story building with 20 rooms. 43 parking spaces are required for both phases and are being provided. The Planning Commission recommends approval subject to: 1. Building colors and materials shall be as submitted on December 11, 2007 to the Planning Commission. 2. Peak height to the top of the parapet shall be 31.25 feet. The proposed height shall not exceed 35 feet. Average roof height shall be 28'. 3. Parking shall meet the zoning ordinance. 4. A Site Plan Review application along with four sets of plans shall be submitted to Development Services, including a photometric plan and screening of all HVAC equipment. 5. Signage under a separate permit. 6. Phase two building colored elevations shall be submitted to staff to verify they match the same style and materials as approved for Phase one. 7. Meet all traffic requirements of the City Traffic Engineer, UDOT and MUTCD standards. Council Member Allen declared a conflict of interest but advised she would participate. Council Member Pike declared a conflict of interest, stating that he works for the applicant, but will participate as well. Kerry Hepworth, representing the applicant, advised there is a demand for patient lodging on the River Road campus. Any one receiving critical care is eligible to stay at the Jubilee Home. Cost is on a sliding scale; those who can pay are charged $25 a night. The number allowed to stay at the Jubilee Home per patient is limited to two. A small office may be provided to serve as people check-in and out. The buildings are being built with maximum flexibility to accommodate a change in needs. There will also be a hospitality suite for a resident couple or manager should the need arise. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to approve the building design and conceptual site plan as presented. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Shakespeare. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider a zone change from R-1-10 to C-3 with a deed restriction to permit only a parking lot on 4.74 acres located at approximately 501 North Bluff, west of the present Executive Car Sales lot. Jason Vowell. Applicant. City Planner Ray Snyder explained this request was heard by the Planning Commission in November. At that time the request was to have PD zoning on the back of the property and C-3 along the front. The applicants are now requesting C-3 on the rear portion of the property. Their new building would have been located on property zoned PD and C-3, and staff felt it would be more appropriate to have one zone. They are requesting that the back portion of the lot which is zoned R-1-10 be changed to C-3, but with a restriction that the back portion can be used only for a parking lot. Council Member Almquist noted that the parking area which was formerly going to cut into some of the hillside has been moved 20 feet to the north so that it now will not cut into the hillside. Mr. Snyder explained that if Bluff Street is widened, the site will still have enough room for landscaping in front and meet parking requirements. Council Member Bunker expressed concern about lighting of the parking lot. Mr. Snyder replied that when the project comes back for a conditional use permit, lighting, landscaping, etc. will be discussed. He stated the lighting will have to be dark sky style lighting. The parking lot is 60' lower than the homes above it. Council Member Almquist stated that some of the concerns expressed at the Planning Commission meeting were that the parking lot would be used as overflow parking for Executive Car Sales. The applicants agreed at the Planning Commission meeting that the parking lot would be used only for the building to meet parking requirements. St. George City Council Minutes January 10, 2008 Page Six Kelly Schmutz, representing the applicant, advised that the request is as presented. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. Mike McGregor suggested the project should have a turn lane into the project for safety. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson replied that the entrance into the project lines up with the traffic signal at 500 North. There being no further comment, Mayor McArthur closed the public hearing. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Allen to approve the zone change as presented. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Pike. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Pike - aye Council Member Bunker - aye Council Member Almquist - aye Council Member Shakespeare - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/AMENDMENT TO GENERAL PLAN LAND USE MAP/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider an amendment to the City?s General Plan Land Use Map by changing the land use designation from Medium Density Residential to Professional Office for approximately 3.9 acres located at 1350 East on 900 South. Neil Glauser, representative. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained the project site is located on the south side of 900 South across the street from the LDS church east of River Road. The property is vacant and wraps around the Blake residence. There is an existing office building on the corner. The current zoning is R-1-10. The General Plan designates the area as medium density residential, up to nine units per acre, and this is the type of zoning which exists around the site. The applicants propose to build three two-story buildings. The Planning Commission discussed several alternatives: Option A - leave the site at the current land use designation Option B - this is what the applicant is requesting Option C - take the west half of the property and designate it professional office, anticipating that some day the Shrum property will convert to something other than residential, and leave the balance as residential Option D - convert the entire 12 acres as professional office. This would include the land behind the subject site, the Shrum property, and the Dabney property. The Planning Commission recommends Option D feeling the entire parcel would make a good professional office location. Mayor McArthur explained that a long time ago when property was annexed into the City, it came in as R-1-10 zoning as a holding zone. Mr. Nicholson explained that the zone change on the broader area could not be approved at this meeting as it was not advertised. The General Plan will first have to be amended before the subject site can be rezoned. The three two-story buildings will be less than 35' in height. Total square footage will be 69,000 sq. ft. with 277 parking spaces required. The project has 290 parking spaces with 77 located underneath the buildings. The proposed use is professional office, with no retail use. Neil Glauser, representing the applicant, displayed an aerial photo of the area taken in 1995 illustrating that since then there has been no significant residential growth in the area. All growth has been commercial. He stated that 1450 South will eventually connect to Riverside Drive and most of the development will be commercial. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing, requesting that those wishing to speak limit their comments to six minutes each. St. George City Council Minutes January 10, 2008 Page Seven Darwin Whittaker, a resident of Meadowcreek, advised he would not be so opposed to the project if there was a need for more professional office in the area, but there is not a need. He encouraged approval of Option A. Keith Barton, a resident across the street from the proposed project, stated approval of the request would create spot zoning and an island around the Blake property. He stated turning this one piece of property into commercial when it is surrounded by residential is not logical. He encouraged approval of Option A. Jerry Campbell encouraged approval of Option A. Brian Blackham, a resident of Meadowcreek, encouraged contiguous residential zoning as mixed use zones have problems with values. Dean Williams expressed concern with the parking area and inquired if there would be elevators and stairways from the garage to the upper floors. Mayor McArthur explained that only the general plan amendment is being discussed at this time. Mr. Williams continued saying the PD Commercial zone was not meant to be placed within a residentially zoned area. George Mueller, a resident of Meadowcreek, expressed concern with safety and increased traffic. He stated he wanted to avoid traffic on Meadowcreek?s private roads. He urged adoption of Option A. There being no further comment, Mayor McArthur closed the public hearing. Council Member Bunker commented this is the seventh meeting she has attended where this project has been discussed, and the 11th time it has been discussed. While the buildings are beautiful, the City wants to promote and save neighborhoods, and this project would not contribute to a cohesive residential neighborhood. She stated approval of the request would not be in the best interests of the Blakes and the site should remain as is, which is Option A. Council Member Shakespeare commented the proposed amendment would serve to designate all of the vacant property as a business park, and this would not be good for the quality of life in that neighborhood nor serve the interests of the neighborhood or community as a whole. Council Member Almquist commented that some of the pressure the Planning Commission felt was that the Coral Canyon medical clinic to the north off 700 South has a knuckle turnaround cul-de-sac, and the pressure this would put on a developer to continue that road through to Riverside Drive with the intent of taking pressure off River Road. The feeling of the Planning Commission was that the proposed project would be an impetus to build that connection. Coral Canyon medical clinic has no other exit and this will compound the problem on 700 South. The area has a substation which is not a friendly neighbor, and also wetlands. 1450 would also provide another access to the area. George Mueller replied that Meadowcreek did not need another access. Council Member Pike inquired why the applicant?s request had been turned down in the past. Mayor McArthur replied that the proposed project was mixed use with three story buildings. Council Member Almquist advised it was also tabled for more information. Council Member Pike inquired if there were plans or a timetable for development of 1450 East. Mayor McArthur replied this would happen only as the surrounding property develops, unless the City decided to use public funds to build the road for safety reasons. Council Member Pike commented he felt the concerns were valid on both sides of the issue. He inquired how traffic flowing down 1450 East to Riverside Drive would affect existing St. George City Council Minutes January 10, 2008 Page Eight neighborhoods. He stated he wondered how valuable the property east of Meadowcreek would be for residential use when the road was built. Council Member Allen commented that the applicants did come back with what the last City Council asked them to do, which was lower the buildings. She stated there was less traffic in a PD Commercial project than a retail project, and no traffic at night. Larry Gardner mentioned that he lives next door to a three story office building and it is a great neighbor. If the project site is developed as homes, there will be a lot more traffic. Council Member Shakespeare inquired if a traffic study had been done taking into consideration all of the area when built-out as professional office compared to a residential use. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson replied that this study had not been done, and trips generated would depend on how the building is used. Medical offices would have high trip generation while other types of offices might have low trip generation. There is a huge variation within the professional office category. Council Member Almquist advised that at the Planning Commission meeting the applicant?s traffic engineer stated that if this office were built with this type of generation, it would not impact 900 South and River Road any more than it now does because of the light. However, to take the area and forecast high density or homes - this has not been done. Council Member Shakespeare commented that this type of study needs to be done before zone changes are granted. Whether the zone change is necessary and is in the best interests of the neighborhood and community as a whole should be taken into consideration. She stated she did not think the applicant had been able to show these things have been addressed. Mayor McArthur commented this is not a requirement. Council Member Allen responded that the City Council has asked the traffic department to start looking at larger areas for traffic impact. With regard to this request, 1450 East will help to alleviate traffic. The free market will decide whether a building or project is necessary; this is the landowner?s prerogative with regard to his or her land. It is not the American way to say it would not be needed, nor is it the City Council?s. Council Member Bunker commented that at the Planning Commission meeting, there was not a lot of discussion on combining the entire area. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to deny the zone change, keeping the area as medium density residential. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Shakespeare. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Bunker - aye Council Member Shakespeare - aye Council Member Almquist - no Council Member Allen - no Council Member Pike - aye The motion carried. From the audience a gentleman inquired if the Foremaster family was still going to donate land for a park in this area. Mayor McArthur replied that as far as he knew, the offer was off the table, but the gentleman was welcome to contact the Foremaster family. PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider a zone change from A-20 to R-1-10 with a development agreement on 30.6 acres located at approximately 3300 South Little Valley Road. Phillips Homes, applicant. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained the applicant proposes to obtain a density of 3.2 unit per acre under the density bonus ordinance adopted on a temporary basis in August and which is still in effect. The permanent ordinance will be on an agenda in St. George City Council Minutes January 10, 2008 Page Nine February for final adoption. He explained that under the R-1-10 provision lot size averaging can be utilized, allowing for a mixture of lot sizes, even though the density does not change. The applicant proposes 98 lots with public streets. There will be a one acre park in the middle which will have to be maintained by a HOA. There is a dual trail system on the north side of the project for equestrian use and hike and bike use. The developer, under a development agreement, will install the trail. There will be a 100' buffer between the A-1 zone to the north. The applicant is presenting a concept plan only at this time. Their next step is to come back with a preliminary plat and a public hearing will be held on specifics on the plat. A development agreement is required, and it has been drafted. Little Valley Road will have to be widened to Horsemans Drive to 32'. The applicant proposes that the City maintain some of the enhanced landscaping, both on Little Valley Drive and Crimson Ridge. The City?s position is that this should be maintained by the HOA. The City will, however, accept maintenance of the trail. Access off Little Valley Road is another issue to be resolved. The Planning Commission recommends approval subject to a development agreement. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that if there is no trail connection to other developments, the City will not maintain the trails. The City will, however, maintain trails on the top and sides of the project as they are part of the trail master plan. Council Member Bunker inquired about the enhanced street scape. Mr. Nicholson replied that the City?s ordinance says that 15% has to be provided and cannot include land within the right-of-way. The applicant?s plan includes an additional 20' along Crimson Ridge which qualifies as enhanced street scape. They also propose an additional 16' of enhanced street scape along Little Valley Road. Council Member Bunker inquired how the City could be sure the HOA would maintain the areas. Mr. Nicholson replied this requirement would be included in the CC&Rs and on the plat. Council Member Almquist commented he thought at the Planning Commission meeting the applicant stated that they would allow for public access from the north side to come through the trail system to the park. City Manager Gary Esplin replied that if this were the case and the public has the right to use the park, then the City would considering maintaining the trail. Brent Phillips explained that the park is private for the community, but not restricted. He stated they would like the City to maintain the enhanced street scape. The street scapes will be dedicated to the City. City Manager Gary Esplin replied that the additional right-of-way should be maintained by the HOA rather than the City, along with the liability, but the applicant will be given credit for the additional open space. Mr. Phillips replied he did not think they could get insurance coverage, nor would want to, on property within the public right-of-way. City Manager Gary Esplin replied that the City requires others to maintain their project frontage. Mr. Esplin commented that this project is exactly what the Vision Dixie program is all about in trying to encourage open space, increased setbacks, etc., and from this standpoint it is nice to see the City get to the point where it can consider a project as a model for the future. This project meets the intent of the density bonus program. Gary Kuhlmann, representing the applicant, commented that his understanding is that on public streets 66' in width and above, the City will maintain the buffer strips. This project has a 30' strip between two public streets, and the applicant requests that the City take over the landscape maintenance. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. Ron Axton, a resident of Meadow Valley, commented he opposed the zone change and suggested a moratorium be placed on all new housing sites. There are already 6000 homes on the open market with 100 per month going into foreclosure. He stated the City needed to be consistent with economic realities. St. George City Council Minutes January 10, 2008 Page Ten Mike McGregor commented he was against this type of development in this area. The City Council previously promised the residents of Little Valley that their area would remain a rural area for horses. His concerns included cars with no infrastructure for them, safety issues, and fire control. Most residents in the area are opposed to this change in zoning. He recommended denial of the zone change to protect property values. He stated that approval of the request would create an island of rural property owners, and his property will become valueless if surrounded on two sides by high density development. He stated he has 15 horses with a 25' road between him and the proposed change. He stated that horse property is being pushed out of St. George thereby eliminating the heritage the City was founded upon. He stated approval of the request will open the door for 400 acres to become this type of use. He suggested the City Council wait until the permanent ordinance is in place. He also requested low impact lighting. Paul Gooch, a resident of Little Valley Ranchos, advised he asked the man who designed this concept if he was aware of anywhere in the United States where this type of development was located next to agricultural property while maintaining harmony and peace. The gentleman advised that he had not, and that this type of development will create conflict with agriculture use. Mr. Gooch advised he raises mules and they are very noisy and can be heard within a one mile radius. There is value in this type of lifestyle and this is how he has chosen to raise his family. He stated the City Council should respect, value and protect the properties of those who are already here. When he purchased his property the General Plan in this area was designated as agricultural uses. He stated a 100' buffer is nothing, and he does not want to fight with his neighbors. He stated there has been an increase in equestrian use in the area since the City Council last visited the area. He stated the City is not making any provisions for agricultural use and there is nowhere they can go and still be in St. George. He inquired of the City Council if there was still a place for what adds to the diversity of the City, and if so, then that corner of Little Valley is the natural place for it. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that when the master plan was changed the City made provision for equestrian trails to the Ft. Pierce Wash, etc. Mr. Gooch replied that while he was grateful for the trails, this is not the issue. The issue is putting neighbors in direct conflict with each other and the effect upon property values. The right to farm was part of the Little Valley amendment. There being no further public comment, Mayor McArthur closed the public hearing. Council Member Allen commented the City Council has worked hard to make sure that development in the Little Valley area would bring something to the neighborhood, instead of just density. It is much nicer to have wider landscaped areas rather than subdivisions with walls. The City is trying to accommodate everyone and create neighborhoods. Council Member Bunker commented that another problem is when landowners pass away, their children who don?t live here want to maximize their inheritance. Council Member Pike commented that the project follows Vision Dixie principles, and the residents of Little Valley can?t expect higher density to just happen downtown. Further, the project proposed is not high density. Council Member Almquist commented that he recently spoke to two long time landowners in Little Valley who said that someday they hope to develop their property into 1/3 acre lots. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to approve the zone change subject to a development agreement and subject to working out details on an additional access and maintenance of the landscaping strips at the time of final plat approval . SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Shakespeare. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that recognizing a right to agricultural uses should be on the plat and all deeds. Staff?s concern with who maintains the landscaping strips also needs to be resolved. The City?s position is that the City should not maintain them. The City?s policy is that it does not accept maintenance responsibilities on roadways other than those 80' in width. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised that staff also recommends there be another roadway out of the project. St. George City Council Minutes January 10, 2008 Page Eleven City Manager Gary Esplin replied that these issues can be decided at the time of plat approval. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Bunker - aye Council Member Shakespeare - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Almquist - aye Council Member Pike - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. Gary Kuhlmann advised there is a question whether another access can be done because of a vertical curve in the road as it now exists. This issue will be discussed with Cathy Hasfurther. He requested that this requirement be kept out of the motion. Council Member Bunker agreed to delete this requirement from her motion. City Manager Gary Esplin clarified that as far as the process, it will be alright to work through the issues with landscaping and access at the time of plat approval. City Attorney Shawn Guzman clarified that roadway issues, maintenance of trails and additional landscaping and open space along the roads will be resolved before final plat approval. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that a development agreement must also be recorded, along with a right to maintain agricultural uses. Mayor McArthur called for a break. ORDINANCE: Consider approval of an ordinance amending the political sign ordinance to clarify when signs for elections may be posted and removed. City Attorney Shawn Guzman explained that the current ordinance is not as clear as it could be with regard to when campaign signs may be put up and taken down. The amendment provides that candidate signs may not be put up any sooner than the day after the filing deadline and must be removed within five days after the general election. Council Member Pike inquired about regulations in non-residential areas. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson replied that currently there are no limitations in non-residential areas. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised that these signs would then fall under the Sign Ordinance. City Manager Gary Esplin suggested the matter be tabled until a recommendation is made with regard to the size of signs allowed in commercial zones. Mayor McArthur inquired about flashing signs. Council Member Allen suggested that presidential election signs also be included in the ordinance. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that staff would come back with an ordinance amendment addressing municipal elections and all elections. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Almquist to table the matter. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Pike. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. RESOLUTION: Consider approval of a resolution in support of the County-wide arts organization. This item was removed from the agenda as it was not necessary. St. George City Council Minutes January 10, 2008 Page Twelve AGREEMENT: Consider approval of an agreement with Fly-In LLC to purchase 38.56 acres of property for the Replacement Airport. City Manager Gary Esplin recommended approval, commenting that the price being paid is the same price the City has been paying for property in this area. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Allen. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AGREEMENT: Consider approval of an agreement authorizing the Energy Services Department to proceed with work on the Bluff Street South Interchange improvement project, and authorizing UDOT to pay the City for the work to be performed. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that approval of the agreement will allow UDOT to do some power and relocation work on the Bluff Street interchange project. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Allen to approve the agreement. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AGREEMENT: Consider approval of a letter agreement with UAMPS to offer the City?s UAMPS Payson Project entitlement shares for assignment to other Payson Project participants. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the City and UAMPS entered into an agreement with other cities in UAMPS for the Payson power project, a gas fired plant. The City entered into the agreement for peaking purposes, but it has not fit into the City?s plan as far as resources it wants to use. The City has been trying to get out of the agreement, and this is the first step by selling its shares to other entities. Mayor McArthur commented that City staff now has the ability to do a lot of the things that UAMPS does. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that the City Attorney has looked at the agreement to make sure the City covers itself to limit exposure. Energy Services Director Phil Solomon explained that the City pledged its revenue assets for payment of the bonds, and in assignment of the bonds, the City will be released from the bondholders. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Pike to approve the agreement. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AMENDMENT TO CONTRACT: Consider approval of an amendment to the engineering contract with Bowen Collins for the Bloomington Hills sewer line project. City Manager Gary Esplin advised the amendment provides for someone to inspect the project. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to approve the amendment. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Pike. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried.