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Special Events and Races:
Official Page of St. George Races and Special Events! St. George Races hosts a variety of Half Marathons, 10K, 5K, Kids Runs, Triathlons, Bike Events, Ultra Relay, Team Relays and other Special Events throughout the City of St. George and the Washington County Area.  SGR also offers a variety of sponsorship opportunities for area businesses and volunteer opportunities for all who are interested.  We hope to see you soon to Come Run Where The Fun Is!   To Volunteer for an upcoming St. George Races event, please click here.     *Please note: All times listed on this site are in the Mountain Time Zone St. George Races reserves the right to change all dates and times regarding races...


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...


Youth Tball/Softball/Baseball  :
...suggestions or concern regarding the officials, please contact Jordan.Bird@sgcity.org


BY-LAWS OF THE St. George Youth Council, St. George Utah    :
...uth (High School Grades: Sophomores to Seniors) of  the City of St. George, Utah ("the City") constitute an underutilized resource of ideas, knowledge and experience with respect to the City and its affairs: and Whereas the Mayor of St. George ("the Mayor") seeks input from the youth into the affairs and issues of the City through a city youth council;   Now, therefore the Mayor and the City Council of the City hereby establish the St. George Youth Council as an advisory board, with all the rights, responsibilities, and privileges associated therewith. As such, and in order for tranquility to be maintained, the following by-laws are adopted by the St. George Youth Council. These same by-laws are to be endorsed and recognized by the City, the City Council, and the Mayor, as laws, rules, and stipulations specific to the St. George Youth Council. (More)


River Road Project:
UDOT, in cooperation with the City of St. George, proposes to widen River Road, in


Support:
In the City organization structure, the Support Services Department falls under the Cit...


City Parks:
...For problems, concerns, or information contact the Parks Division at parks@sgcity.org. Parks are open from sunrise to 10pm. Refer to Park Ordinance Tit...


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 t...


Pioneer Park:
What type of event is considered to be a “Special Event”? A special event is typically a one-time event such as a sports tournament, concert, walk or run in a park/trail. A park reservatio...


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...


Zion Square:
What type of event is considered to be a “Special Event”? A special event is typically a one-time event such as a sports tournament, concert, walk or run in a park/trail. A park reservatio...


Sign Permit:
...ions may be submitted via: • E-mail:       signs@sgcity.org  • Fax:           435-627-4430 • In-Person:  Development Office, 175 East 200 North, St. George, UT 84770     TEMPORARY ADVERTISING BANNER PERMIT   To be eligible to apply for a permit to post Temporary Advertising Banners on commercially owned property within St. George City limits, the event/applicant must be defined as one of the following: 10-DAY CUSTOM EVENT/HOLIDAY (for a business to post a temporary banner on-site at their own place of business); CIVIC (for city, county or other governmental agencies); DIXIE CENTER (for events held at the Dixie Convention Center for at least two (2) days); or NON-PROFIT (for 501(c)3 organization only) NOTE:  Civic, Dixie Center, and Non-Profit banners may only be displayed fifteen (15) days prior to the event and must be removed within two (2) days after the event.  A Temporary Advertising Banner Permit will allow the applicant to post a maximum of six (6) banners on commercial property.  A color rendering of the banner detailing its dimensions, written permission from each commercial property owner, and proof of 501(c)3 status (if applicable) must be attached to the application before submitting it for review. Banner Applications may be submitted via: • E-mail:       signs@sgcity.org  • Fax:           435-627-4430 • In-Person:  Development Office, 175 East 200 North, St. George, UT 84770   Questions:  Reference St. George City Ordinance Title 9, Chapter 13 – Signs and Displays, or call...


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/sunsetonthesquare   Concert in the Park Series https://www.sgcity.org/concertinthepark   Historic St. George Live Tours https://www.sgcity.org/historicstgeorgelive   4th of July Celebration https://www.sgcity.org/4th   St. George Art Festival https://sgartfestival.com/   Community Calendar https://www.sgcity.org/eventcalendar/


Cox Park:
What type of event is considered to be a “Special Event”? A special event is typically a one-time event such as a sports tournament, concert, walk or run in a park/trail. A park reservatio...


CANCELED-Youth Soccer:
...suggestions or concern regarding the officials, please contact Jordan.Bird@sgcity.org


Forest Park:
What type of event is considered to be a “Special Event”? A special event is typically a one-time event such as a sports tournament, concert, walk or run in a park/trail. A park reservatio...


Safety Town:
...e making due to the current COVID-19 situation.    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 fall school year. Throughout the years, the program’s curriculum has changed to reflect new safety concerns in our society. The program now includes pedestrian safety, internet safety, bike/scooter safety, stranger danger, drug awareness, fire safety, bullying and more. Each topic covered during the program is designed to provide an exciting and effective hands-on learning environment. Throughout the week session, stories, games, songs, and videos reinforce the safety skills being taught. By using a "hands-on" approach, children absorb important information and have fun at the same time. The City of St. George Leisure Services, teen volunteers and other community groups help teach safety awareness and prevention to our campers.   ----Youth Volunteers---- St. George Safety Town needs YOU this summer! The St. George Safety Town program teaches safety lessons to children entering kindergarten and 1st grade this fall. The program is the perfect way to have fun with other teens and serve your community too! You can earn community service hours with us! Teens have a very special role is this program. Under the guidance of a Youth Program Site Coordinator, you will be responsible for teaching vital safety lessons to the participants. You will also help the participants practice the safety rules of “Safety Town”. At the end of the week, we will be hosting a thank you party for all the amazing youth volunteers!   REQUIREMENTS: 1. ENTERING INTO 7th-12th GRADE THIS FALL (2020-2021) 2. YOU ARE ABLE TO WORK A FULL WEEK. Hours are 8:30 AM-2:30 PM each day during the week of June 1-5, 2020. 3. ATTEND ORIENTATION at the St. George Rec Center on Wednesday, May 27, 2020@ 5:00-6:00 pm Questions?? Contact Jenny Fidler at 435/627-4592 or email her at jenny.fidler@sgcity.org  Click on the Volunteer Form below to download the 2020 applicatio...


Technology:
...hnology Division provide to the citizens and visitors of the City of St. George. It has been the firm position of the Technology Division to never compete with the private sector. Except in rare circumstances, support and other services are provided only to city employees. Some services that cannot be provided by the private sector for its citizens and visitors include:City web services and information on the City website (www.sgcity.org).Free Wi-Fi at public parks and facilities. See map at http://maps.sgcity.org/sgcitywifi.Services and apps for special events, such as the St George Marathon.


Arbor Day Celebration 2020:
Who hosts Arbor Day? Arbor Day Celebration is organized by the City of St. George Leisure Services Department, The Shade Tree Board and Star Nursery.&nb...


Rebate Programs:
...WaterSense™ Labeled Toilet Rebate Program   The City of St. George Water Services Department offers rebates to single family residential customer for replacement of older toilets with WaterSense™ labeled toilets. The Water Services Department will provide a rebate for a maximum of two toilets per qualifying home.   To qualify an existing City of St. George residential water utility customer must meet 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.       The State of Utah and Washington County Water Conservancy District offer rebates for various water efficiency upgrades.  More information can be found at the following links:   http://www.wcwcd.org/conservation/programs/   https://utahwatersavers.com/  


Town Square:
What type of event is considered to be a “Special Event”? A special event is typically a one-time event such as a sports tournament, concert, walk or run in a park/trail. A park reservatio...


Rental Rates:
...     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 presentations on an annual basis Theater space fees will be negotiated on an individual organization packet price


College Park:
What type of event is considered to be a “Special Event”? A special event is typically a one-time event such as a sports tournament, concert, walk or run in a park/trail. A park reservatio...


Springs Park:
What type of event is considered to be a “Special Event”? A special event is typically a one-time event such as a sports tournament, concert, walk or run in a park/trail. A park reservatio...


St. George Art Museum:
Art Museum Virtual Tour Here   The leading Museum in the St. George area features fine exhibits of many cultures and times, as well as the work of local and regional artists. Located across from the Main St. Post Office in historic downtown St. George, the Museum is part of the beautiful Pioneer Center for the Arts Compl...


Sunset Park:
What type of event is considered to be a “Special Event”? A special event is typically a one-time event such as a sports tournament, concert, walk or run in a park/trail. A park reservatio...


SunTran Advertising Information:
     


Christensen Park:
What type of event is considered to be a “Special Event”? A special event is typically a one-time event such as a sports tournament, concert, walk or run in a park/trail. A park reservatio...


Firehouse Park:
What type of event is considered to be a “Special Event”? A special event is typically a one-time event such as a sports tournament, concert, walk or run in a park/trail. A park reservatio...


Electric Theater:
... in the theater. All box office ticket sales are handled by the individual organization using the theater for a presentation or performance.  Typically, tickets are available from the organization’s website or at the door.  Doors opens ½ hou...


J.C. Snow Park:
What type of event is considered to be a “Special Event”? A special event is typically a one-time event such as a sports tournament, concert, walk or run in a park/trail. A park reservatio...


Mathis Park:
What type of event is considered to be a “Special Event”? A special event is typically a one-time event such as a sports tournament, concert, walk or run in a park/trail. A park reservatio...


Human Resources:
...job is open again. Do I need to reapply? Yes.  Please apply online at careers.sgcity.org.


GIS Disclaimer:
The City of St. George (City) tries to ensure that the information made available on maps.sgcity.org is accurate and complete. Due to factors beyond the control of the City...


Slick Rock Park:
What type of event is considered to be a “Special Event”? A special event is typically a one-time event such as a sports tournament, concert, walk or run in a park/trail. A park reservatio...


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 coo...


Station Tours:
The St. George Fire Department gives station tours to schools, preschools, Boy Scouts of America, and other private organizations.  All tours have a fire prevention theme. 


General Questions:
How do I hire SGPD Officers for security? St George Police Security Policy    OUTSIDE SECURITY AND PEACE OFFICER EMPLOYMENT    Due to the potential conflict of interest no peace officer employed by this department may engage in any outside or secondary employment as a private security guard, traffic control officer, private investigator or other similar private security position ("Outside Security Services").    Any entity, private organization, or individual seeking Outside Security Services provided by peace officers employed by this department must submit a written request to the Chief of Police or his designee in advance of the desired service. Such outside employment, if approved, will be assigned, monitored and paid through the department under the following conditions:    Any entity, private organization, or individual seeking Outside Security Services will be required to enter into an indemnification agreement, including providing insurance naming the City of St. George as an insured party when deemed necessary, prior to approval.    Any entity, private organization, or individual seeking Outside Security Services will further ...


Investigations:
...ng and convicting the guilty and to exonerate the innocent. The St. George Police Department Investigations Division consists of one Captain, one Lieutenant, three Sergeants, and sixteen Detectives. Additionally, there are seven civilian employees. These detectives are experienced and highly trained investigators whose sole job is to investigate and solve a wide range of crimes. They have specialized knowledge, skills and resources enabling them to solve cases such as forgeries, frauds, thefts, robberies, rapes, drug activity, gang crimes, sex crimes, child and adult abuse, homicide and other suspicious deaths. Detectives are trained in processing for fingerprints, photography and all aspects of crime scene investigation. In many cases, the patrol officer who took the initial report will be able to investigate this case and bring it to a resolution. If the offense is serious or the officer was unable to complete the case during their shift, it may be assigned to a detective for follow up. In some cases, there may not be enough evidence to conclusively point to a suspect. In all cases, the St. George Police Department Investigations Division is here to serve the citizen...


Traffic Signals:
... Requesting a New Signal or for Signal Information   City of St. George Engineering Division (435)627-4000 monty.thurber@sgcity.org    


Museum Tours:
How do I schedule a tour? Send email to museum@sgcity.org or call (435) 627-4525


Tawa Pond:
What type of event is considered to be a “Special Event”? A special event is typically a one-time event such as a sports tournament, concert, walk or run in a park/trail. A park reservatio...


Petroglyph Park:
What type of event is considered to be a “Special Event”? A special event is typically a one-time event such as a sports tournament, concert, walk or run in a park/trail. A park reservatio...


Recreation Center:
...Friday  Saturday Sunday 6 AM - 9 PM 7 AM - 6 PM Closed The St. George Recreation Center is the premier gym in Southern Utah with something for every member of the family! We offer everything from organized fitness classes and drop in strength training equipment to instruction in jewelry work in a fully functioning lapidary. Not to mention we have the best maintained Racquetball Courts in town. If you are looking for a way to create memories with your family, trying to shed a few pounds or make friends come and check out the St. George Recreation Center!!


Millcreek Park:
What type of event is considered to be a “Special Event”? A special event is typically a one-time event such as a sports tournament, concert, walk or run in a park/trail. A park reservatio...


Special Event:
...ions may be submitted via: • E-mail:       events@sgcity.org  • Fax:           435-627-4430 • In-Person:  City Hall, 175 East 200 North, St. George, UT 84770 Instructions: Please submit your application 45 days prior to the actual event date. This amount of time is required before your event date can be confirmed.• Allow 45 days to process your application.• Depending on the details of your event, you may be asked to attend a meeting to elaborate on your application.• Insurance is required for all events held at a City park or facility. • Please note that there is a daily permit fee of $75 (up to 300 people), to $150 (over 300 people) for all events. • Additional fees may apply for City Services provided to the event by the City of St. George. • All events hosted in City parks should make reservations online https://www.sgcity.org/parkreservations/ and confirm payment by calling 435-627-4530. Reservations must be secured in advance of submitting the special event application.  Useful phone numbers regarding permits that may be necessary for your event:• Food Handlers Permit: 435-986-2580• Large Tent approval: 435-627-4150• Park Reservations: 435-627-4530• Proof of Insurance clarification: 435-627-4605• Street Closure/Encroachment Permit: 435-627-4006• Temporary Sign/Banner Permit: 435-627-4712• Temporary Utah Sales Tax information: 801-297-6303    What is a Special Event? â€‹Chapter 10, Section 3-10-2:  Defines a "SPECIAL EVENT" as – A temporary event of any of the following or a combination of the following acts:A. Any athletic event, entertainment event, parade, carnival, circus, dance, musical event, rodeo event, fighting event, racing event, live shows, fairs, concerts, block parties, filming event, or outdoor sales event, whether held for-profit, nonprofit or charitable purposes held on private or public property within the city.B. Any organized assemblage at any public park, public square or other city property which gathers for a common purpose or event under the direction and control of a person or entity and which uses more services, amusement devices such as stages, inflatable devices or temporary structures, or equipment, whether provided by the city or a third party, than normally provided to groups which reserve park facilities or other city-owned facilities.C. Events held at the following are not special events under this chapter: 1. A building that has a business located in it that has a current annual business license as an event business;2. A building with an assembly group classification under the International Building Code, as adopted by the city, so long as the event does not exceed the posted occupant load as approved by the city and has a current annual business license, if required; and3. A government-owned facility. D. For purposes of this chapter, city events are not special events, however, events sponsored by the city are special events.A permit is also required for: a. Closing a public street; b. Blocking or restriction of public property, limiting the use of parks by the general public, and streets; c. Offer of merchandise, food, or beverages on public property or on private property where otherwise prohibited by ordinance; d. Erection of a tent on public property, or on private property where otherwise prohibited by ordinance; e. Installation of a stage, bandshell, trailer, van, portable building, grandstand or bleachers on public property, or on private property where otherwise prohibited by ordinance; f. Placement of portable toilets on public property, or on private property where otherwise prohibited by ordinance; g. Placement of temporary "no parking" signs in a public right-of-way.   Special Event Application Process: 1. The event applicant must complete and submit a Special Event Application and COVID-19 Event Planning Template to the Special Event Coordinator (SEC). The Special Event Application can be retrieved from the city’s website or can be picked up at the city office, 175 East 200 North, St. George, UT 84770. 2. Reservation of City parks will be coordinated with a Parks Division representative, who will research the proposed dates/times on the park facility schedule to prevent conflicts with sports and other activities. Please allow at least 5 business days for this process. 3. A Parks Division representative will approve the location/date, collect the Park Reservation Fee, and issue a reservation contract. 4. SEC will review the application and determine if the event requires "Committee Review" or "Non-Committee Review": a. Committee Review: The Special Event Review Committee (SERC) must review the application and meet with the applicant during a SERC meeting. Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month. The agenda is prepared by the SEC.  b. Non-Committee Review: The SEC reviews the application and will contact the applicant to inform them of which review process will be required.  5. Fees: a.  Permit Fees are paid at the City of St. George Office - 175 East 200 North, St. George, UT 84770 b.  Park Reservation Fees are paid at the Parks Division Millcreek Facility - 390 North 3050 East, St. George, UT 84790   Questions:  Reference St. George City Ordinance Title 3, Chapter 10 – Special Events, or call (43...


Royal Oaks Park:
What type of event is considered to be a “Special Event”? A special event is typically a one-time event such as a sports tournament, concert, walk or run in a park/trail. A park reservatio...


1100 East Park:
What type of event is considered to be a “Special Event”? A special event is typically a one-time event such as a sports tournament, concert, walk or run in a park/trail. A park reservatio...


Centennial Park:
What type of event is considered to be a “Special Event”? A special event is typically a one-time event such as a sports tournament, concert, walk or run in a park/trail. A park reservatio...


2450 East Park:
What type of event is considered to be a “Special Event”? A special event is typically a one-time event such as a sports tournament, concert, walk or run in a park/trail. A park reservatio...


St. James Park:
What type of event is considered to be a “Special Event”? A special event is typically a one-time event such as a sports tournament, concert, walk or run in a park/trail. A park reservatio...


Middleton Park:
What type of event is considered to be a “Special Event”? A special event is typically a one-time event such as a sports tournament, concert, walk or run in a park/trail. A park reservatio...


Sandtown Park:
What type of event is considered to be a “Special Event”? A special event is typically a one-time event such as a sports tournament, concert, walk or run in a park/trail. A park reservatio...


Mayor Jon Pike:
...h 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 ...


Hazardous Waste:
  Useful Links City Municipal Code Ordinance Hazardous Waster Discharge Reporting Notification RCRA Information Hazardous Waste Pretreatment Inspection EPA Hazardous Waste Guidelines


Traffic Questions:
...led or faxed to you. Request forms can also be found on our website at www.sgcity.org.


Getting Involved:
ST. GEORGE ART MUSEUM IS RECRUITING NEW VOLUNTEERS & DOCENTS  Do you have a love of art? Have you ever thought about becoming a docent at the St. George Art Museum? Now is the time. Wonderful exhibits are always on view and new exhibits arrive 3 to 4 times per year. Beginning as students themselves, docents receive a basic training about the visual arts and each new exhibit, often meeting with the artists.  "Docents and volunteers need to be dependable, willing to do some studying, fun-loving, and like children and people", said the late Mary Williams, a former member of the St. George Art Museum Advisory Board and the driving force behind our docent program. "It doesn't hurt to be a bit of an actor." For more information on becoming a Museum docent call the St. George Art Museum. Click on the Volunteer icon below to fill out the application. You can also sign up for specific events on JustServe:  https://www.justserve.org/projects/8f97c4cb-0b44-42f3-a9d5-c1763b4e661e.  Welcome and enjoy!...


Silkwood Park:
What type of event is considered to be a “Special Event”? A special event is typically a one-time event such as a sports tournament, concert, walk or run in a park/trail. A park reservatio...


Tonaquint Park:
What type of event is considered to be a “Special Event”? A special event is typically a one-time event such as a sports tournament, concert, walk or run in a park/trail. A park reservatio...


Larkspur Park:
What type of event is considered to be a “Special Event”? A special event is typically a one-time event such as a sports tournament, concert, walk or run in a park/trail. A park reservatio...


Frequent Questions:
How do I hire SGPD Officers for security? St George Police Security Policy    OUTSIDE SECURITY AND PEACE OFFICER EMPLOYMENT    Due to the potential conflict of interest no peace officer employed by this department may engage in any outside or secondary employment as a private security guard, traffic control officer, private investigator or other similar private security position ("Outside Security Services").    Any entity, private organization, or individual seeking Outside Security Services provided by peace officers employed by this department must submit a written request to the Chief of Police or his designee in advance of the desired service. Such outside employment, if approved, will be assigned, monitored and paid through the department under the following conditions:    Any entity, private organization, or individual seeking Outside Security Services will be required to enter into an indemnification agreement, including providing insurance naming the City of St. George as an insured party when deemed necessary, prior to approval.    Any entity, private organization, or individual seeking Outside Security Services will further ...


Frequent Questions:
...t provide information on power outages.  You can follow the SGESD at @sgcity.power


Youth Volleyball:
...suggestions or concern regarding the officials, please contact Jordan.Bird@sgcity.org


Museum Newsletter:
...this list but want to receive the quarterly newsletter, email us at museum@sgcity.org t


Frequent Questions:
... the City handle Surplus? Surplus items such as vehicles and equipment are organized through a 3rd party auction company (TNT Auction).  Smaller ...


Frequent Questions:
...hown on the bill to maintain a good credit standing with the City of St. George Utilities. Payments may be made through the City website at www.sgcity.org, by mail or at the City office located at 175 East 200 North, St. George through either our 24-hour drop box, drive-up from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., or in the lobby from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Payments may also be made at the following St. George bank location.   Drop-Off Locations for Utility Payments Cache Va...


St. George Parks, Arts & Recreation Master Plan:
..., surveys, and analysis the final draft of the update to the City of St. George Parks, Recreation, Arts & Trails Master Plan is now available for the public's review and adoption by our City Council.       The City of St. George wants to provide the opportunity for you to read and comment on the plan. All comments will be reviewed and after the comment period is over, the document will receive its final edit, 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. o...


Frequent Questions:
How do I apply for Traffic school?  The St. George City Attorney's Office offers traffic school for minor moving violations. Taking traffic school can keep points off your record and your insurance rates lower. Go to www.sgcity.org/trafficschool, select your language preference, and fill out the easy step-by-step application process. About Traffic School Languages: English and SpanishTotal Cost: $70.00 + Ticket Fine AmountNon-refundable.Schedule: Always availableLocation: www.sgcity.org/trafficschool Duration: Approximately 4 hoursNote: You may log in and out as often as necessary to complete the course. Questions about Traffic School Do not call the Court in reference to traffic school. For any questions relating to traffic school, call the Traffic School Helpline at 1-888-312-6552 or contact the City of St. George Legal Department at 435-627-4600. How long to I have to complete ...


Vernon Worthen Park:
What type of event is considered to be a “Special Event”? A special event is typically a one-time event such as a sports tournament, concert, walk or run in a park/trail. A park reservatio...


Automotive/Car Wash    :
...ents *Oil/grease *Lubricants *Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons: Gasoline Range Organics, (GRO) and Diesel Range Organics, (DRO).   All commercial automobile and/or craft washing, automobile shops and auto body and paint facilities (including mobile units) who desire to discharge their wash water into the sanitary sewer are required by the St. George City Pretreatment Department to discharge said wash water into a treatment device (i.e. in-ground sand and oil interceptor/oil separator) of which will discharge treated wash water to the sanitary sewer.  Pursuant to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, (USEPA) and State of Utah Department of Water Quality, (DWQ) requirements, all wash water (industrial wastewater) entering the St. George Regional Water Reclamation Facility (SGRWRF) is required to be treated before being discharged to the sanitary sewer.   DEFINITIONS: (Ord. 8-4-1.4)     BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES OR BMP:  The schedules of activities, prohibitions of practices, maintenance procedures, and other management practices to implement the prohibitions listed in subsection 8-4-2-1A and B of this chapter.  BMP's include, but are not limited to, treatment requirements, operating procedures, and practices to control plant site runoff, spillage, leaks, sludge, waste disposal, or drainage from raw materials storage.  BMPs may be developed by the pretreatment program as a local limit to control discharges from SIU as needed.   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.   When applying for a business license, your facility will need to complete the following applicable documentation and return it to the SGRWRF Pretreatment Department via email, by completing one of the online forms located at the bottom of this page,  fax or via mail to the following address:     SGRWRF Attn: Pretreatment Department 3780 W. 1550 W.  St. George, Utah 84790   Daniel Morrison / Pretreatment Coordinator: (4...


Suntran Mobile App:
...tranutah.com  As always, a complete bus schedule is available on www.sgcity.org/suntran/ or you can plan your trip using google maps by putting in your destination and selecting the bus icon. I’ve traveled around the world for over 30 years while serving in the United States Air Force and I rode public transit in faraway cities like Paris and Berlin and in cities across the United States like Washington DC and Denver.  I love riding the bus.  I meet new people, see new sites, and I can relax because I don’t have to worry about traffic and driving.  I feel like I am part of the solution that reduces pollution and congestion, and I save money. I’m now serving as the City of St George, SunTran manager and I also ride the SunTran bus.  I save money w...


Museum Newsletter:
...this list but want to receive the quarterly newsletter, email us at museum@sgcity.org to let us know. Enjoy this free copy of our newsletter (opens in new ta...


St. George Regional Water Reclamation Facility Pretreatment Program:
...hrough the State of Utah Division of Water Quality approved the St. George City Pretreatment Program. The St. George City Pretreatment Program has been delegated primary responsibility for enforcing against discharges prohibited by 40 CFR 403.5 and applying and enforcing any national Pretreatment Standards established by the United States EPA in accordance with Section 307(b) and (c) of the Clean Water Act (CWA), as amended by the Water Quality Act (WQA), of 1987. The General Pretreatment Regulations set responsibilities for federal, state, local government, industry, and the public to achieve the National Pretreatment Program Objectives. Publicly Owned Treatment Works, (POTW) collect wastewater from homes, commercial buildings, and industrial/ commercial facilities and/or locations. This wastewater leaves these locations through a complex series of underground sewer lines called the sanitary wastewater collection system. The collection system transports wastewater to the POTW in Bloomington called the St. George Regional Water Reclamation Facility, (SGRWRF). Once the wastewater enters the SGRWRF, it is directed through a series of treatment technologies effectively removing harmful organisms and other contaminants. Generally, POTW’s are designed to t...


Become a Firefighter:
St. George Fire Department staff includes reserve firefighters, part-time firefighters, full-time firefighters, the Chief, Deputy Chief/Fire Marshal, a fire inspector, and an administrative assistant. If you are interested in becoming a full-time firefighter, you will need to possess a current Utah or National Registry EMT, AEMT, or Paramedic certification.  Reserve firefighters and part-time firefighters are not required to be EMTs.   RESERVE FIREFIGHTERS Reserve firefighters do not receive a wage but do receive benefits through the City of St. George.  The requirements of a reserve firefighter include, but are not limited to: Residing in the fire district they are assigned to. Attending weekly evening training sessions.  Sleeping at a station on a rotating schedule. To be eligible for the position of reserve firefighter, you: Must be 18 years of age Must possess a valid Utah driver's license Must live within the St. George city limits Reserve firefighters will be required to successfully complete the St. George Firefighter Recruit Academy. The recruit academy is necessary to obtain the required certifications, which include Firefighter Level I and Level II, Hazardous Materials Awareness, Hazardous Materials Operations, and CPR/AED certifications.  Even if you already possess these certifications, you must still complete the academy.  The Firefighter Recruit Academy teaches firefighting techniques that are specific to this geographical area and ensures all firefighters are at the same level of expertise when starting at the department. The Firefighter Recruit Academy takes about three months to complete. Typically, recruits will meet twice weekly in the evening and all day on Saturday. The Firefighter Recruit Academy is held once a year.  Please be advised that you may not hear from the department immediately after you submit an application, but all applications are held until the next academy.  At that time, anyone still interested and eligible will be given an opportunity to test for entrance into the academy.  Please do not reapply if you have not been contacted.  You are welcome to contact Human Resources at 435-627-4670 to check the status of your application.      PART-TIME FIREFIGHTERS Part-time firefighters are paid for the hours they work.  There are no benefits with this position.  Part-time firefighters who are also Utah or National Registry certified EMTs, AEMTs, or Paramedics receive a higher wage than part-time firefighters who are not EMTs. A minimum of 45 hours worked each month is required to remain on the department.  To be eligible for the position of a part-time firefighter, you:  Must be 18 years of age Must possess a valid Utah driver's license Must reside in Washington County, Utah   FULL-TIME FIREFIGHTERS You must possess the minimum certifications required for the position of a full-time firefighter at the time of application. Full-time firefighters operate in three shifts on a 48/96 schedule.   Applicants for all positions will go through physical agility testing, an oral board interview, and written testing.  Reserve firefighter applicants are required to attend an orientation meeting prior to testing so they understand reserve firefighter expectations.  Spouses are encouraged to attend the reserve firefighter orientation. Detailed information on each position and on the St. George Fire Department Physical Agility test can be found below. If you have additional questions, please contact our office.   CLICK HERE to request to be notified of future job openings with St. George Fire Department.


City Council Members:
...City ordinances can be emailed to the City Recorder at christina.fernandez@sgcity.org


Bloomington Park:
What type of event is considered to be a “Special Event”? A special event is typically a one-time event such as a sports tournament, concert, walk or run in a park/trail. A park reservatio...


Brooks Nature Park:
What type of event is considered to be a “Special Event”? A special event is typically a one-time event such as a sports tournament, concert, walk or run in a park/trail. A park reservatio...


Dixie Downs Park:
What type of event is considered to be a “Special Event”? A special event is typically a one-time event such as a sports tournament, concert, walk or run in a park/trail. A park reservatio...


The Canyons Complex:
What type of event is considered to be a “Special Event”? A special event is typically a one-time event such as a sports tournament, concert, walk or run in a park/trail. A park reservatio...


Employment Questions:
How can I become an officer with the St. George Police Department? Please visit our Careers portal at https://careers.sgcity.org/policedepartment for mor information.


Planning Commission:
...;5:00 pm in the City Council Chambers, 175 East 200 North, St. George, Utah.   If you would like to contact the planning commission, please email planningcommission@sgcity.org or call 435-627-4206.   Planning Commission Members Na...


Private Tennis Lessons :
...for $125 1 One Hour Lesson for $40 Please contact Wayne at wayne.bullock@sgcity.org to schedule lessons


Private Tennis Lessons :
...for $125 1 One Hour Lesson for $40 Please contact Wayne at wayne.bullock@sgcity.org to schedule lessons


Jr. Jazz Basketball:
...suggestions or concern regarding the officials, please contact Jordan.Bird@sgcity.org


St. George Half Marathon  :
...r help. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact sgrvolunteer@sgcity.org. You will get service hours and a shirt!


Blake Memorial Park:
What type of event is considered to be a “Special Event”? A special event is typically a one-time event such as a sports tournament, concert, walk or run in a park/trail. A park reservatio...


Hidden Valley Park:
What type of event is considered to be a “Special Event”? A special event is typically a one-time event such as a sports tournament, concert, walk or run in a park/trail. A park reservatio...


Cottonwood Cove Park:
What type of event is considered to be a “Special Event”? A special event is typically a one-time event such as a sports tournament, concert, walk or run in a park/trail. A park reservatio...


Middleton Wash Trail:
Description Middleton Wash Trail is a multi-use asphalt paved trail on the eastern portion of city. The trail runs north and south along Middleton Wash and eventually connects with the Virgin River N...


County Dispatch - 911:
The St. George 911 Communications Center is the dispatch center for every police, fire and ambulance agency in the county as well as being the 911 center for the public. Thousands of 911 calls are received as well as many more non-emergency calls and these are all disseminated from our Communications Center to the appropriate agency. The St. Geore 911 Communications Center has enhanced 911 capability which provides greater service to the citizens that we serve. The non-emergency line for St. George is 435-627-4301 and should be used to request an officer for a report, to report suspicious people or vehicles and any other occurrence that is non-life threatening. Things of an emergency nature where injury or death could be the result should be a 911 call to the Communications Center.    Non-Emergency Numbers St. George City,  435-627-4300 Washington County Sheriff’s Office, &n...


Youth City Council:
Philosophy: The St. George Youth City Council (YCC) is a self-directed group of teens who are charged with representing and advocating for youth throughout the community and to the St. George City Government. As a collaborative effort, the group's main objectives are to develop future leaders, give formal voice to youth, engage in civic education and community service, and improve conditions for local youth. Enroll for the 2020 Youth City Council Today! Click here. The Youth City Council is a prestigious organization that replicates the St. George City Council, but is administered by the youth of our community. It is...


Curiosity Club for Kids:
May my child with special needs attend Curiosity Club? City of St. George makes every effort to accommodate all children. If your child has special needs, please contact us at recreate@sgcity.org before registration to discuss what needs your child has. The City ...


Fireworks Information:
...reme fire danger that exists in the southwestern region of Utah, the St. George Fire Chief signed an order prohibiting fireworks or other ignition sources in designated areas of the City.  No fireworks or other ignition sources of any kind are to be used within 200 feet of the following areas:    Dry washes and drainages River and stream corridors Hillsides, plateaus and mesa tops Undeveloped open space or natural terrain  The use of fireworks or other ignition sources is completely prohibited in the development north of Snow Canyon Parkway on State Road 18, including The Ledges' development.   Prohibited activities include: No discharge of fireworks within the areas listed No firecrackers, cherry bombs, roman candles, bottle rockets, single or reloadable mortars, or other Class "C" fireworks not State of Utah approved. Recreational fires, unless the location is approved by the fire department (click here for recreational burning regulations) Welding, cutting, or grinding within the areas listed, unless approved by the fire department. No sky lanterns.   Fireworks or other ignition sources restrictions are in effect, and it is important that you understand which locations throughout the city are restricted and considered dangerous for personal fireworks use.  We hope that you find this webpage useful in identifying these areas.  Local fireworks retailers will also have maps available for you to view.  Your help in keeping our community safe this holiday season is very much appreciated.    Safety TipsThe lighting of fireworks on holidays has become a tradition with many families.  If families act responsibly with legal fireworks activities, they should have an enjoyable holiday.  The vast majority of legal displays occur without incident.  The majority of fire incidents that occur are a result of illegal or improper fireworks discharges.  Be smart, safe, and responsible.  Use only fireworks purchased in the State of Utah from licensed dealers or retailers. If you purchased the fireworks out of state, they may not be legal in this state.  You will be cited if found to be in possession of illegal fireworks and will be responsible to pay for damages and extinguishing costs as a result of any fires that you cause. Use fireworks only with responsible adult supervision at all times. Never allow young children to handle fireworks. Light the fireworks in an open area and on a non-combustible surface, such as a driveway or paved area.  If windy conditions exist, do not light fireworks. Keep a bucket of water available. Handle used and "dud" fireworks with a shovel. Soak fireworks thoroughly in a bucket of water, or douse them with a hose prior to disposal. Keep clear while lighting fireworks, and do not lean over them at any time. Do not relight “dud” fireworks. Watch out for your pets and animals.  It is preferable to keep them indoors and away from the displays. Check for any restrictions that may apply to your area. Fireworks are an American tradition.  Safety and common sense are important as we celebrate the holidays with fireworks. Fireworks can provide hours of wholesome family entertainment but must be used carefully and safely. If you have additional questions about fireworks use or would like information on obtaining a pyrotechnics display permit, please contact the St. George Fire Department at 435-627-4150.    To report the discharge ...


Busy Bees Nature Camp :
May my child with special needs attend Nature Camp? St. George City makes every effort to accommodate all children. If your child has special needs, please contact us at recreate@sgcity.org before registration to discuss what needs your child has. The city ...


Wiggly Worms Nature Camp :
...undable. If you need to switch your session, please contact us at recreate@sgcity.org


High School Tennis Academy Ages 14 n Up  Yellow Ball:
... schedule lessons please contact us at 435-703-1146 or email wayne.bullock@sgcity.org + ADD: Liveball Package / $50 - Liveball 2x a week / 6 week sessio...


Apply for Utility Services:
...e the requirements for establishing residential utility service with St. George Utilities:    1. Complete the Residential Utility Application which covers service for electric, water, sewer, and garbage, in most St. George locations. Please submit a copy of a Driver's License, Passport, or state issued ID with each application.   2. If you have had prior service with the City of St. George, any outstanding balances must be brought current before services can be established at a new location.    3. All requests for electric or water service should allow 3 business days (Monday through Friday) for processing. Please check with the seller or landlord of your property to coordinate disconnect and connect dates.    4. If you are renting your residence, there is a $125.00 deposit required at the time of application for all residential services. For business deposits please call 435-627-4700    5. Electric service in the St. George City south of Virgin River (Bloomington, Bloomington Hills, Little Valley, etc.) area is provided by Dixie Power.  Their office is located at 145 W. Brigham Road in St. George.  We provide water, sewer, and garbage only in these areas.  An application is required for these city services.    6. If the home you are buying is newly constructed, you will need to request a garbage container from Washington County Solid Waste. You may reach them at 435-673-2813.    7. We accept Visa, Master Card, Checks and Cash.  Payments can be made online by clicking Pay My Utility Bill under the City Services menu.   8. CenturyLink provides local telephone service in our area. Service may be initiated by calling 1- 800-244-1111. Dominion Energy provides natural gas. Their phone number is 800-323-5517.    9. Curbside Recycle “BluCan”. Please have your BluCan out by 6:00 am on your pickup day (see http://www.blucan.org/map.html for the schedule). BluCan will be picked up every other w...


Net Metering Information:
...n the Website Net Metering Basics Customers on the City of St. George power system are eligible to participate in the City’s Net Metering program.  This program allows a customer to install solar photovoltaic (PV) systems on their home or business and generate energy to power their home or business.        However it's important to understand how the net metering program works before you sign a purchase agreement.  Contact the Energy Services Department to review how the program works and/or review the program documents at the bottom of the page.   The City adopted a Net Metering Program in 2005 and revised the program in 2015.  The 2015 revisions included implementation of the following fees.    One Time Fees: Application Fee Bi-directional Meter Fee   Monthly Solar Reliability Fee Based on the kWh produced by the system   The “RESOURCES” section below contains the documents related to the Net Metering Program.   Net Metering Program – this document explains the program and the requirements customers have to meet to participate.  This is an informational document.   Net Metering Application – this is the document that must be filled out and submitted to the Energy Services Department to start the process. This document contains some technical information requests.  The customer or a third party may complete this document.   Net Metering Agreement – this document is an agreement with the customer and the city regarding the responsibilities of each party with regard to the solar PV system operation.  This document requires a customer’s notarized signature.   Net Metering Appendix – this document details the fees related to the program and the calculation of the monthly solar reliability charge and the annual buy back of any excess energy the customer generated.  This is an informational document.      Common questions related to the Net Metering Program   If you are considering installing solar PV on your home or business, there are several questions to ask in order to make an informed decision.    What is roof top solar?   Roof top solar typically refers to solar Photovoltaic (PV) system installed on a roof which generates energy from the sun to power a person’s home or business.   What terms do I need to understand about solar PV systems?   Behind the customer meter: The system is located so that any generated electricity flows first the customer, if the customer needs more energy than the solar PV is generating, St. George delivers the energy to you from the electrical grid.  For example, if your home uses 100 kWh a day and your system produces 80 kWh per day, you will receive 20 kWh a day from the electrical grid.   kW: Kilowatt – is equal to 1,000 watts.  A solar PV system capacity is measured in kW.  For example a 3 kW system would have the ability to produce 3 kW of demand (which is the maximum of energy output at a moment in time).    kWh – kilowatt hour – is a measurement of energy, it is a kW multiplied by the time in hours.  For instance 2 kW for 1 hour is 2 kWh. Customers are billed based on how many kWh consumed in a billing cycle.   For example if you have a 3 kW system (shown above) and it generated 3 kW for 1 hour, it would produce 3 kWh of energy. It is estimated that a 3 kW system in St. George has the potential of generating 5,193 kWh in a 12 month period. The energy produced would go first to your home and then if any more energy is needed, St. George would deliver energy to you from the electrical grid.   How much will a solar PV system cost?  Solar PV system costs can vary depending on many factors such as the size or capacity of the system.  Some questions to ask may be:   How large of a system do I need?   This question addresses what is termed “name plate capacity” of a solar PV system and is expressed in kilowatts (kW).  The capacity of the system will tell you how much energy the system will generate.  For example a 3 kW system is expected to generate 5,193 kWh in a year.   PV Watts Calculator is a website that can provide an estimate of how many kWh’s you will save based on the system size.  The website is http://pvwatts.nrel.gov/    How can I find my utility information?   Contact the St. George City at 435-627-4095 to request a copy of your energy use history.   Will the system be installed on the roof of my home, roof of an unattached garage or on the ground?   That is a question for your installer to answer.  You should check with the City Building Department to determine the requirements.  435-627-4000   Will the system include a battery bank to provide back-up power in the event of a utility power disruption?   That is a question for your installer to answer.      What are the fees and when do I have to pay them?   The fees and how they are calculated are listed in the Net Metering Appendix which found in the Resources section of the Net Metering page on the City’s website.  www.sgcity.org   Can I install a solar PV system on my house?   Yes a homeowner or business owner can install their own solar PV system.  However, a licensed electrician will be required to handle the interconnection with the utility.  An individual installing their own system will need to follow the net metering program requirements.   How do I find a solar contractor?   St. George requires all solar contractors to have a City business license and to have completed the pre-qualified solar contractor class.  For a list of contractors that have met this requirement please contact 435-627-4095   It is recommended that you obtain more than one bid as part of the decision making process.   Once I’ve decided on a contractor or am ready to install the system myself, what is the next step?   Complete the Net Metering Application which can be downloaded from the city website.  https://www.sgcity.org/utilities/energydepartment/netmeteringinformation   Provide all supporting documentation.  A list of required documentation is provided with the application.   Submit the application and documentation by email to solarnetmetering@sgcity.org.  Or a hard copy can be dropped off to the St. George Energy Service Department at 811 E Red Hills Parkway.   An application must be approved by the St. George Energy Services Department before a building permit will be issued.  Installation cannot begin until a building permit is issued.   Once the application is submitted how long is the process.   A time line and steps in the review process are located in the Net Metering Program document.     What can I expect on my utility bill after the solar PV is installed? The customer charge will still be billed. The first line titled ELECTRIC is the line item from the NET read in the bi-directional meter. The kWh charge will read zero if you did not need any energy from the utility.  If you needed energy from the utility, there will be a KWH charge. The second line title ELECTRIC is the reading from the production meter. It is the kWh’s your system produced in the billing period. The charge on this line is the Solar Reliability Charge.   The line item for “SOLAR REL CG” is the Solar Reliability Charge.   When do I get paid for excess energy my solar PV system generated?      For example in March I produced more energy than I needed.  What happened to my excess energy?   Your excess energy was delivered to St. George grid and a calculation for a credit of kWh was put to your bill for the next month.  Let look at the charge below for example.   Customer A Month Consumed kWh Generated kWh kWh billed or credit Bill reflects March 420 445 -25 420 - 445 = (25) April 480 495 -40 480 - 495+ (25) = (40) May 600 527 33 600-527-40=33 June 800 552 248 800-552=248 July 900 524 376 900-524=376 Aug 600 498 102 600-498=102 Sept 400 453 -53 400-453=(53) Oct 420 436 -69 420-436+(53)=(69) Nov 400 318 13 400-318+(69)=13 Dec 300 287 13 300-287=13     In this scenario, Customer A used the kWh credit and was billed for the energy needed from St. George.  The customer will not be paid anything for excess solar generat...


Shadow Mountain Park:
What type of event is considered to be a “Special Event”? A special event is typically a one-time event such as a sports tournament, concert, walk or run in a park/trail. A park reservatio...


Junior Ranger Family Night:
...snack combo is only $4 per person.    2019 Partnering Agencies/Organizations-Get outdoors as a family and explore! STG Bicycle Collective Conserve SW Utah  Tonaquint Nature Center  Red Cliffs Desert Reserve US Forest Service BLM- St George Field Office National Park Service Red Cliffs Audubon Society UDWR ...


Black Hill View Park:
What type of event is considered to be a “Special Event”? A special event is typically a one-time event such as a sports tournament, concert, walk or run in a park/trail. A park reservatio...


Youth Flag Football:
...suggestions or concern regarding the officials, please contact Jordan.Bird@sgcity.org


Tweety Birds Nature Camp :
...undable. If you need to switch your session, please contact us at recreate@sgcity.org


Councilman Jimmie Hughes:
I was born right here in St. George in 1970. I grew up on the corner of 500 South and 500 East. I attended East Elementary, Dixie Jr. and High School as well as a short stay at Dixie College. Shortly after serving 2 years in Brazil as a LDS Missionary, I went to work for a highly rated financial institution in California. I was trained and worked as a real estate appraiser and eventually was trained in the wholesale mortgage business. I worked there for over 12 years in California, Salt Lake City and finally back to St. George. Once back in St. George I decided to follow the American spirit of independence and become self employed. I have been a partner in several business ventures. I am currently an independent mortgage broker, appraiser, and partner in a company that provides capital to small business and last but not least, a cattle rancher. I like to say, "When I grow up I just want to be a rancher!" Owning a ranch is a good excuse to get out of the office and be in the outdoors. It is on the ranch that I learned the value of hard work that I will put to use on the city council. I currently serve as the Secretary/Treasurer of the Washington County Farm Bureau. This organization has boards in counties throughout the state. Delegates from th...


Pavement Management:
The City of St. George maintains nearly 400 miles of roadway, which equates to about 83 million square feet of pavement.  If you would like to report a pothole or request roadway work to be done on your street please contact the St. George City Streets Department at (435)627-4020. As part of the Pavement Preservation program to keep the roads maintained and in good service. If you would like to see which roads The City of St. George will be doing maintenance on  Please take a look at the maps prov...


Bloomington Hills Park:
What type of event is considered to be a “Special Event”? A special event is typically a one-time event such as a sports tournament, concert, walk or run in a park/trail. A park reservatio...


Burn Permit - Information:
... in detail.   There are four types of burns recognized by the St. George Fire Department.  On any burn, you are required to have a means of extinguishing the fire.   Agricultural Burn:  The fire department must be notified when an agricultural burn is going to happen.  Agricultural burns are defined as the burning of pruning from trees, bushes, plants, or dead or diseased trees, bushes, and plants, including stubble, weed growth along ditch banks, fence lines on cultivated lands, canals or irrigation ditches on properties of five acres or more.   Residential Burn:  There are two residential burn seasons each year during which burn permits can be obtained: Spring burn season – March 1st – May 30th Fall burn season – September 15th – November 15th   There is no fee for a burn permit, but you must obtain a new permit every day you plan to burn.  Burning is restricted to weeds, leaves and small tree or bush branches (no big tree limbs).    No burning of trash or construction debris is permitted.  Please contact Washington County Solid Waste at 435-673-2813 for information on disposing of trash and construction debris.   Controlled Burn:  Permits for a controlled burn are issued during the residential burn season.  The fire department must inspect what is being burned before a burn permit can be issued.  Construction debris, tires and trash/garbage are not permitted in a controlled burn.   Developmental Burn:  Any developmental burning is prohibited in St. George.     What determines a "good burn day"? There are days d...


Frequently Asked Questions:
How do I request a copy of a fire report? Fire reports are requested by clicking here and completing the online form.  Please be as detailed as possible when submitting your request.


Community Arts Organizations:


Crazy Crawdad Nature Camp :
...undable. If you need to switch your session, please contact us at recreate@sgcity.org


Lights On Afterschool Awareness:
...pate in an afterschool program, there are two waiting to get in. St George City's Leisure Services Department runs afterschool programs for the students at Sunrise Ridge Intermediate and Coral Cliffs Elementary.    This year the Lights On Afterschool event will be held on Monday, October 28 at the Tonaquint Nature Center from 5:00-7:00pm We will be combining this event with our annual Fall Festival and co-hosting the event with the Big Brother Big Sister organization. Pricing InformationFREE to the general public


Opera House and Social Hall:
...ettle the Virgin-Santa Clara River area to grow cotton and grapes. Elder George A. Smith, for whom St. George is named, presided over southern Utah. Elder Erastus Snow and Elder Orson Pratt led the company into Dixie.   Dixie was a barren land -- dry, windy, dusty, and suffocating hot during the summer. Conditions were grim. Water was scarce and unpalatable. Sickness and death were common, there was little food and little hope. The Saints needed an escape from their heavy burdens. Entertainment and cultural development provided the answer.   Brigham Young had purposely included people with a wide diversity of talents and ethnic backgrounds -- musicians, writers, actors, artists, teachers, vocalists, poets, and others with an aptitude for the arts -- originating from the eastern and southern U.S., Scandinavia, Great Britain, and Switzerland.   Elder Erastus Snow organized lectures, dances, parties, lyceums, and concerts to prop up the spirits of the people. The first play, "Eaton Boy", was presented in 1862 in a make-shift bower made of posts and brush near where the Tabernacle now stands. Such was the need and appetite for entertainment in this struggling little community.   The first public building built by the settlers was the St. George Hall. It was built in 1862 as a place of recreation, entertainment and education.   St. George Hall was soon joined by the Gardener's Club Hall and the Tabernacle. Various plays and event were staged in these building. The Golden Farmer, The Charcoal Burner, Sweet-hearts and Wives, Black-eyed Susan, Toodles, and the plays of Shakespeare were performed among others.   In 1864, prominent local artists formed the St. George Lyceum and Dramatic Association with the support of Elder Erastus Snow...


Hela Seegmiller Historical Farm:
What type of event is considered to be a "Special Event"? A special event is typically a one-time event such as a sports tournament, concert, walk or run in a park/trail.  A park reservation AND ...


Crosby Family Confluence Park:
What type of event is considered to be a “Special Event”? A special event is typically a one-time event such as a sports tournament, concert, walk or run in a park/trail. A park reservatio...


Community Action Teams - CAT:
...ide a safe, clean, and responsible quality of life. The City of St. George is organized into ten Community Action


City Council Meeting Agenda Agenda 06/18/2020:
NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ST. GEORGE, WASHINGTON COUNTY, UTAH   Public Notice   Public notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of St. George, Washington County, Utah, will hold a regular meeting at the St. George City Offices located at 175 East 200 North, St. George, Utah, on Thursday, June 18, 2020 commencing at 5:00 p.m.   The meeting will be broadcast via Zoom.  Persons who are allowed to comment during the meeting may also do so via Zoom.  To login to the meeting you may do so by visiting: https://zoom.us/j/99486777116 or by calling one of the following phone numbers:   Meeting ID: 994 8677 7116 One tap mobile+13462487799,,99486777116# US (Houston)+16699006833,,99486777116# US (San Jose)Dial by your location        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)        +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)        +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown) Meeting ID: 994 8677 7116 Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/a6SCBsvdD   The agenda for the meeting is as follows:   Call to Order                                                                                                  Invocation Flag Salute   1.            Consent Calendar.   a.    Consider approval to sponsor the Valley View Community Mobile Food Pantry for Utah Food Bank on the last Friday of each month beginning June 26, 2020, through April 30, 2021.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The Utah Food Bank is requesting a waiver of the Special Event Permit Fee ($75/day) to operate its Mobile Food Pantry once per month in the church parking lot at 511 S. Valley View Drive from May-2020 through April-2021. On the last Friday of each month starting at 8:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m., or when the food is gone, they will distribute boxes of food to 30-200 families who may lack sufficient transportation to access the nearest food pantry. During the COVID-19 pandemic, this organization has helped to fill an important role in feeding our communities.  Staff recommends approval of a recurring annual fee waiver with the condition that a special event application is approved by the special events committee each year.   b.    Consider approval to award bid to Feller Enterprises for the Sunriver/Atkinville Wash Park Project.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The project includes earthwork, clearing and grubbing, small parking area, installation of walking paths, regional trail section, restroom, games area, relax nodes, overhead steel trellis, exercise equipment, landscape and irrigation.  This was a formal bid and eight (8) bids were received.  Staff recommends approval in the amount of $1,059,346.76.   c.    Consider approval to award bid to Albuquerque Underground for the 400 East Storm Drain Project.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This project is to slipline 690 feet of existing 72" corrugated metal pipe with 66" fiberglass pipe. The existing pipe has corrosion damage along its full length and is failing. One area of particular concern is where the pipe goes under Riverside Drive, and the road is settling. The fiberglass pipe that is being used to line the pipe has a 50+ year design life because it is noncorrosive.  If life-cycle cost is considered it is the least expensive alternative that was considered.  Albuquerque Underground recently completed another very similar sliplining project in St. George with excellent results.  This was a formal bid and four (4) bids were received.  Staff recommends approval in the amount of $764,941.   d.    Consider approval of a Professional Services Agreement with Calder Richards Consulting for plan review services for the Building Department.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The City utilizes three consultants for building and structural review for commercial building permits. This is a year-long Agreement that will enable the Building Department to send construction plans to Calder Richards Consulting, for its professional review and opinion, to ensure that the plans submitted by a developer comply with the Building Code.  These professional plan reviews enable City to process building permit applications more quickly.  The Building Department can elect to send a full set of plans for review by the consultant, or a structural review only.  Staff recommends approval.   e.    Consider approval of a Professional Services Agreement with Shums Coda & Associates, Inc. for plan review services for the Building Department.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The City utilizes three consultants for building and structural review for commercial building permits. This is a year-long Agreement that will enable the Building Department to send construction plans to Shums Coda & Associates, Inc., for its professional review and opinion, to ensure that the plans submitted by a developer comply with the Building Code.  These professional plan reviews enable City to process building permit applications more quickly.  The Building Department can elect to send a full set of plans for review by the consultant, or a structural review only.  Staff recommends approval.   f.     Consider approval of a Professional Services Agreement with West Coast Code Consultants Inc for plan review services for the Building Department.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The City utilizes three consultants for building and structural review for commercial building permits. This is a year-long Agreement that will enable the Building Department to send construction plans to West Coast Code Consultants Inc for its professional review and opinion, to ensure that the plans submitted by a developer comply with the Building Code.  These professional plan reviews enable City to process building permit applications more quickly.  The Building Department can elect to send a full set of plans for review by the consultant, or a structural review only.  Staff recommends approval.   g.    Consider approval of a renewed agreement with Ivins City for their Suntran route service.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The Ivins Route Agreement has expired and needs to be renewed. When the Ivins route initially began, it was considered a commuter route such that the paratransit service was not provided. Since then, paratransit service has been required by FTA regulations along the Ivins route. The new agreement has been revised to include the paratransit service and the costs have been updated. The original agreement included an Ivins annual payment of $71,562, whereas the new agreement includes a new cost of $97,557.   h.    Consider approval of a new hangar lease with The Jeffery & Angela Palmer Revocable Family Trust on Lots 57K and 58L.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  Jeff Palmer bought the hangar on Lots 57K and 58L that was previously owned by Jeff Hamilton.  Jeff Hamilton has requested that he be released from his airport hangar lease.  Jeff Palmer has requested a new lease with the City on these lots.  Staff recommends approval.   2.            Public hearing and consider approval of an amendment to the 2019-2020 Annual Action Plan, 2019-2023 Consolidated Plan, and Citizen Participation Plan.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  With the passing of the CARES Act, COVID specific funding has been made available to States and Entitlement Communities.  In order to utilize said funding, the 2019 Annual Action Plan and 2019-2023 Consolidated Plan must be amended to include COVID specific language.  The Citizen Participation Plan is also being amended through waivers from the CARES Act to allow for shortened public hearing time frames, and to allow for virtual participation.  The allocation from HUD for the first round of CARES Act funding is $383,418.  Staff recommends approval.   3.            Consider approval of an Interfund Note and Agreement between the City of St. George, General Economic Development Projects Fund, and the Neighborhood Redevelopment Agency of the City of St. George, Central Business District Community Development Area Fund for $404,113 for the purpose of funding infrastructure improvements for the City View development project.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The City agreed to reimburse the City View developer for infrastructure improvements and the funding for those reimbursements was planned to come from tax increment revenues generated within the Central Business District (CBD) CDA. However, the CBD CDA has not been invoked and is not currently receiving tax increment revenues and therefore in order to reimburse the developer, the CDA will need to borrow funds from another City fund until enough tax increment revenues are accumulated for repayment of the interfund loan.  Staff recommends approval.   4.            Public hearing and resolution to review and approve amendments to the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Budget.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  We have completed 11 months of Fiscal Year 2019-2020 and City departments have reviewed their budgets and requested final adjustments projected through the remainder of this fiscal year.  Staff recommends approval.   5.            Public hearing to receive citizen input and consideration of a resolution to formally adopt the Final Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Budget.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The Preliminary Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Budget was presented May 7, 2020 and¬ has been available on the City's website and at the City Recorder's Office. State Law requires the City to have at least one public hearing to receive citizen input and a public hearing was held June 4, 2020, therefore this will be the second public hearing. The City Council also had two open work meetings to review the Preliminary budget and discuss changes thereto. Tonight’s meeting will also include approval of amendments to the Preliminary budget which will be incorporated in the Final Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Budget.  Staff recommends approval of the resolution to officially adopt the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Budget, including amendments discussed and agreed to by the Mayor and City Council during tonight’s meeting.   6.            Consider approval of an ordinance to amending and adopting fees for various services and recreational activities.    BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  Each year the City reviews its services and fees associated to ensure sufficiency of fee coverage.  The City has recognized some areas that need the fees increased to assist in covering related costs.  Increased fees will become effective on July 1, 2020.  Staff recommends approval.   7.            Consider approval of a resolution authorizing City pick up of Public Safety and Firefighter employee retirement contributions.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This resolution authorizes city per amendments by the Utah State Legislature to pick up required employee contributions for employees who are eligible and participate as members in the New Public Safety and Firefighter Tier II Noncontributory Retirement System.  Staff recommends approval.   8.            Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance to vacate a public utilities and drainage easement located between Lot 128, Meadow Valley Farms Phase 10B and Lot 129, Meadow Valley Farms Phase 10A.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This request is to vacate a public utilities and drainage easement located between Lot 128, Meadow Valley Farms Phase 10B and Lot 129, Meadow Valley Farms Phase 10A.  The applicant has requested this item to adjust the lot line between these lots to the south.  A new municipal utility easement is being granted on the new lot line.  Zoning is RE-20.  The Joint Utilities Commission recommended approval.   9.            Public hearing and consideration of a subdivision amendment for The Ledges of St. George Pocket Mesa Phase 1 by changing the designation of the streets from private to public.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The purpose of this subdivision amendment is to change the designation of the private streets to public streets.  This is located on the streets known as Pocket Mesa Drive and Firepit Knoll Drive; zoning is PD-R.  Staff recommends approval.   10.        Public hearing and consideration of a subdivision amendment for The Ledges of St. George Pocket Mesa Phase 2 by changing the designation of the streets from private to public.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The purpose of this subdivision amendment is to change the designation of the private streets to public streets.  This is located on the streets known as Pocket Mesa Drive, Firepit Knoll Drive, and Burning Branch Drive; zoning is PD-R.  Staff recommends approval.   11.        Consider approval of an ordinance changing the zoning from A-20 (Agriculture 20-acre minimum lot size) to A-1 (Agriculture - one-acre minimum lot size) and R-1-8 (Residential 8,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size) on approximately 35.29 acres generally located at 2800 South 3330 East.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The applicant is requesting the change in zoning to facilitate a future single family, residential development.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   12.        Consider approval of a Hillside Development Permit for Desert Playa at Desert Canyons; located east of the proposed Desert Cliffs residential project and is part of the Desert Canyons Master Plan.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The property is proposed to be developed into a residential subdivision which will include approximately sixty-eight (68) residential lots. The Hillside Review Board and Planning Commission recommended approval.   13.        Consider approval of a preliminary plat for Desert Playa at Desert Canyons, a 68- lot residential subdivision located at in the Desert Canyon Development.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This preliminary plat is located at approximately what is now the east end of the roadway improvements for Desert Canyon Parkway, which is approximately 3900 East Desert Canyons Parkway.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   14.        Appointments to Boards and Commissions of the City.   15.        Reports from Mayor, Councilmembers, and City Manager.   16.        Request a closed session to discuss litigation, property acquisition or sale or the character and professional competence or physical or mental health of an individual.       _________________________________           ______________________________ Christina Fernandez, City Recorder                    Date   REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION:  The City of St. George will make efforts to provide reasonable accommodations to disabled mem...


City Council Meeting Agenda Agenda 01/17/2019:
NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ST. GEORGE, WASHINGTON COUNTY, UTAH   Public Notice   Public notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of St. George, Washington County, Utah, will hold 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 to discuss litigation, property acquisition or sale or the character and professional competence or physical or mental health of an individual.         _________________________________              ______________________________ Christina Fernandez, City Recorder                     Date   REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION:  The City of St. George will make efforts to provide reasonable accommodations to disabled mem...


City Council Meeting Agenda Agenda 04/12/2018:
NOTICE OF WORK MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ST. GEORGE, WASHINGTON COUNTY, UTAH                                                                      Public Notice   Public notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of St. George, Washington County, Utah, will hold a work meeting on Thursday, April 12, 2018 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:   TRAVEL TO THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS FOR SITE VISITS: ●      Pedestrian bridge and trail located at 1224 South River Road ●      The Fields at Little Valley located at 2350 East Horseman Park Drive ●      St. James Park located at 741 St. James Lane ●      Greenhouses located at 950 South 390 East ●      Sandtown Park located at 600 North Bluff Street     Return to the St. George City Hall, Administrative Conference Room, at approximately 5:45 p.m. for the remainder of the meeting as follows:   ST. GEORGE AREA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ANNUAL REPORT: Jeriah Threlfall, Executive Director of the St. George Area Economic Development and LaDell Laub, CEO of Dixie Power and Board Member of the St. George Area Economic Development organization will provide an annual report. DISCUSSION REGARDING PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE RESIDENTIAL CENTRAL CITY (RCC) ZONING ORDINANCE: Staff will discuss the proposed changes to the Residential Central City (RCC) zoning ordinance.  REPORTS FROM MAYOR, COUNCILMEMBERS, AND CITY MANAGER. REQUEST A CLOSED SESSION.                                                    __________________________________             ____________________________ Christina Fernandez, City Recorder                     Date   REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION:  The City of St. George will make efforts to provide reasonable accommodations to disabled mem...


City Council Meeting Agenda Agenda 06/18/2020:
NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ST. GEORGE, WASHINGTON COUNTY, UTAH   Public Notice   Public notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of St. George, Washington County, Utah, will hold a regular meeting at the St. George City Offices located at 175 East 200 North, St. George, Utah, on Thursday, June 18, 2020 commencing at 5:00 p.m.   The meeting will be broadcast via Zoom.  Persons who are allowed to comment during the meeting may also do so via Zoom.  To login to the meeting you may do so by visiting: https://zoom.us/j/99486777116 or by calling one of the following phone numbers:   Meeting ID: 994 8677 7116 One tap mobile+13462487799,,99486777116# US (Houston)+16699006833,,99486777116# US (San Jose)Dial by your location        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)        +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)        +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown) Meeting ID: 994 8677 7116 Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/a6SCBsvdD   The agenda for the meeting is as follows:   Call to Order                                                                                                  Invocation Flag Salute   1.            Consent Calendar.   a.    Consider approval to sponsor the Valley View Community Mobile Food Pantry for Utah Food Bank on the last Friday of each month beginning June 26, 2020, through April 30, 2021.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The Utah Food Bank is requesting a waiver of the Special Event Permit Fee ($75/day) to operate its Mobile Food Pantry once per month in the church parking lot at 511 S. Valley View Drive from May-2020 through April-2021. On the last Friday of each month starting at 8:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m., or when the food is gone, they will distribute boxes of food to 30-200 families who may lack sufficient transportation to access the nearest food pantry. During the COVID-19 pandemic, this organization has helped to fill an important role in feeding our communities.  Staff recommends approval of a recurring annual fee waiver with the condition that a special event application is approved by the special events committee each year.   b.    Consider approval to award bid to Feller Enterprises for the Sunriver/Atkinville Wash Park Project.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The project includes earthwork, clearing and grubbing, small parking area, installation of walking paths, regional trail section, restroom, games area, relax nodes, overhead steel trellis, exercise equipment, landscape and irrigation.  This was a formal bid and eight (8) bids were received.  Staff recommends approval in the amount of $1,059,346.76.   c.    Consider approval to award bid to Albuquerque Underground for the 400 East Storm Drain Project.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This project is to slipline 690 feet of existing 72" corrugated metal pipe with 66" fiberglass pipe. The existing pipe has corrosion damage along its full length and is failing. One area of particular concern is where the pipe goes under Riverside Drive, and the road is settling. The fiberglass pipe that is being used to line the pipe has a 50+ year design life because it is noncorrosive.  If life-cycle cost is considered it is the least expensive alternative that was considered.  Albuquerque Underground recently completed another very similar sliplining project in St. George with excellent results.  This was a formal bid and four (4) bids were received.  Staff recommends approval in the amount of $764,941.   d.    Consider approval of a Professional Services Agreement with Calder Richards Consulting for plan review services for the Building Department.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The City utilizes three consultants for building and structural review for commercial building permits. This is a year-long Agreement that will enable the Building Department to send construction plans to Calder Richards Consulting, for its professional review and opinion, to ensure that the plans submitted by a developer comply with the Building Code.  These professional plan reviews enable City to process building permit applications more quickly.  The Building Department can elect to send a full set of plans for review by the consultant, or a structural review only.  Staff recommends approval.   e.    Consider approval of a Professional Services Agreement with Shums Coda & Associates, Inc. for plan review services for the Building Department.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The City utilizes three consultants for building and structural review for commercial building permits. This is a year-long Agreement that will enable the Building Department to send construction plans to Shums Coda & Associates, Inc., for its professional review and opinion, to ensure that the plans submitted by a developer comply with the Building Code.  These professional plan reviews enable City to process building permit applications more quickly.  The Building Department can elect to send a full set of plans for review by the consultant, or a structural review only.  Staff recommends approval.   f.     Consider approval of a Professional Services Agreement with West Coast Code Consultants Inc for plan review services for the Building Department.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The City utilizes three consultants for building and structural review for commercial building permits. This is a year-long Agreement that will enable the Building Department to send construction plans to West Coast Code Consultants Inc for its professional review and opinion, to ensure that the plans submitted by a developer comply with the Building Code.  These professional plan reviews enable City to process building permit applications more quickly.  The Building Department can elect to send a full set of plans for review by the consultant, or a structural review only.  Staff recommends approval.   g.    Consider approval of a renewed agreement with Ivins City for their Suntran route service.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The Ivins Route Agreement has expired and needs to be renewed. When the Ivins route initially began, it was considered a commuter route such that the paratransit service was not provided. Since then, paratransit service has been required by FTA regulations along the Ivins route. The new agreement has been revised to include the paratransit service and the costs have been updated. The original agreement included an Ivins annual payment of $71,562, whereas the new agreement includes a new cost of $97,557.   h.    Consider approval of a new hangar lease with The Jeffery & Angela Palmer Revocable Family Trust on Lots 57K and 58L.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  Jeff Palmer bought the hangar on Lots 57K and 58L that was previously owned by Jeff Hamilton.  Jeff Hamilton has requested that he be released from his airport hangar lease.  Jeff Palmer has requested a new lease with the City on these lots.  Staff recommends approval.   2.            Public hearing and consider approval of an amendment to the 2019-2020 Annual Action Plan, 2019-2023 Consolidated Plan, and Citizen Participation Plan.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  With the passing of the CARES Act, COVID specific funding has been made available to States and Entitlement Communities.  In order to utilize said funding, the 2019 Annual Action Plan and 2019-2023 Consolidated Plan must be amended to include COVID specific language.  The Citizen Participation Plan is also being amended through waivers from the CARES Act to allow for shortened public hearing time frames, and to allow for virtual participation.  The allocation from HUD for the first round of CARES Act funding is $383,418.  Staff recommends approval.   3.            Consider approval of an Interfund Note and Agreement between the City of St. George, General Economic Development Projects Fund, and the Neighborhood Redevelopment Agency of the City of St. George, Central Business District Community Development Area Fund for $404,113 for the purpose of funding infrastructure improvements for the City View development project.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The City agreed to reimburse the City View developer for infrastructure improvements and the funding for those reimbursements was planned to come from tax increment revenues generated within the Central Business District (CBD) CDA. However, the CBD CDA has not been invoked and is not currently receiving tax increment revenues and therefore in order to reimburse the developer, the CDA will need to borrow funds from another City fund until enough tax increment revenues are accumulated for repayment of the interfund loan.  Staff recommends approval.   4.            Public hearing and resolution to review and approve amendments to the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Budget.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  We have completed 11 months of Fiscal Year 2019-2020 and City departments have reviewed their budgets and requested final adjustments projected through the remainder of this fiscal year.  Staff recommends approval.   5.            Public hearing to receive citizen input and consideration of a resolution to formally adopt the Final Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Budget.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The Preliminary Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Budget was presented May 7, 2020 and¬ has been available on the City's website and at the City Recorder's Office. State Law requires the City to have at least one public hearing to receive citizen input and a public hearing was held June 4, 2020, therefore this will be the second public hearing. The City Council also had two open work meetings to review the Preliminary budget and discuss changes thereto. Tonight’s meeting will also include approval of amendments to the Preliminary budget which will be incorporated in the Final Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Budget.  Staff recommends approval of the resolution to officially adopt the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Budget, including amendments discussed and agreed to by the Mayor and City Council during tonight’s meeting.   6.            Consider approval of an ordinance to amending and adopting fees for various services and recreational activities.    BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  Each year the City reviews its services and fees associated to ensure sufficiency of fee coverage.  The City has recognized some areas that need the fees increased to assist in covering related costs.  Increased fees will become effective on July 1, 2020.  Staff recommends approval.   7.            Consider approval of a resolution authorizing City pick up of Public Safety and Firefighter employee retirement contributions.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This resolution authorizes city per amendments by the Utah State Legislature to pick up required employee contributions for employees who are eligible and participate as members in the New Public Safety and Firefighter Tier II Noncontributory Retirement System.  Staff recommends approval.   8.            Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance to vacate a public utilities and drainage easement located between Lot 128, Meadow Valley Farms Phase 10B and Lot 129, Meadow Valley Farms Phase 10A.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This request is to vacate a public utilities and drainage easement located between Lot 128, Meadow Valley Farms Phase 10B and Lot 129, Meadow Valley Farms Phase 10A.  The applicant has requested this item to adjust the lot line between these lots to the south.  A new municipal utility easement is being granted on the new lot line.  Zoning is RE-20.  The Joint Utilities Commission recommended approval.   9.            Public hearing and consideration of a subdivision amendment for The Ledges of St. George Pocket Mesa Phase 1 by changing the designation of the streets from private to public.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The purpose of this subdivision amendment is to change the designation of the private streets to public streets.  This is located on the streets known as Pocket Mesa Drive and Firepit Knoll Drive; zoning is PD-R.  Staff recommends approval.   10.        Public hearing and consideration of a subdivision amendment for The Ledges of St. George Pocket Mesa Phase 2 by changing the designation of the streets from private to public.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The purpose of this subdivision amendment is to change the designation of the private streets to public streets.  This is located on the streets known as Pocket Mesa Drive, Firepit Knoll Drive, and Burning Branch Drive; zoning is PD-R.  Staff recommends approval.   11.        Consider approval of an ordinance changing the zoning from A-20 (Agriculture 20-acre minimum lot size) to A-1 (Agriculture - one-acre minimum lot size) and R-1-8 (Residential 8,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size) on approximately 35.29 acres generally located at 2800 South 3330 East.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The applicant is requesting the change in zoning to facilitate a future single family, residential development.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   12.        Consider approval of a Hillside Development Permit for Desert Playa at Desert Canyons; located east of the proposed Desert Cliffs residential project and is part of the Desert Canyons Master Plan.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The property is proposed to be developed into a residential subdivision which will include approximately sixty-eight (68) residential lots. The Hillside Review Board and Planning Commission recommended approval.   13.        Consider approval of a preliminary plat for Desert Playa at Desert Canyons, a 68- lot residential subdivision located at in the Desert Canyon Development.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This preliminary plat is located at approximately what is now the east end of the roadway improvements for Desert Canyon Parkway, which is approximately 3900 East Desert Canyons Parkway.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   14.        Appointments to Boards and Commissions of the City.   15.        Reports from Mayor, Councilmembers, and City Manager.   16.        Request a closed session to discuss litigation, property acquisition or sale or the character and professional competence or physical or mental health of an individual.       _________________________________           ______________________________ Christina Fernandez, City Recorder                    Date   REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION:  The City of St. George will make efforts to provide reasonable accommodations to disabled mem...


City Council Meeting Agenda Agenda 06/20/2019:
NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ST. GEORGE, WASHINGTON COUNTY, UTAH   Public Notice   Public notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of St. George, Washington County, Utah, will hold a regular meeting in the City Council Chambers, 175 East 200 North, St. George, Utah, on Thursday, June 20, 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 Open Systems International (OSI) for the SCADA System Upgrade.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This request is for the replacement of 30-year old supervisory control system for the electric utility.  The upgrade will allow the City to meet its obligation to stay current in the industry for its customers.  This is a sole source contract.  This is purchase is pending the 2020 Budget approval.  Staff recommends approval.   b.    Consider award of a bid for the construction of the Gunlock Water Treatment Plant.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  Bids were opened for the Gunlock Water Treatment Plant project.  There were 8 contractors that pre-qualified to bid on the project.  We were made aware of three that decided to not bid the project.  Only three bids were received for the project.  The apparent low bidder was Vancon Construction.  Staff recommends awarding the bid for the Gunlock Water Treatment Plant to Vancon Construction in the amount of $11,581,555.   c.    Consider approval of an amendment to the Professional Services Agreement with Carollo Engineers, Inc. for the construction management of the Gunlock Water Treatment Plant.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The City has entered into a Professional Services Agreement with Carollo Engineers, Inc for the design of the Gunlock Water Treatment Plant.  The design of the plant is completed and the project has bid.  This amendment to the Professional Services Agreement modifies the Scope of Work to include all construction management related services.  The project is anticipated to begin construction in July and has an 18-month construction period.  The fees associated with the additional Scope of Work are in line with ASCE standards.  Staff recommends approval.   d.    Consider approval to implement day time watering restrictions for those that irrigate with culinary water.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  With rising summer temperatures, less water is lost to evaporation when irrigation is done during the cooler night hours.  Customers irrigating with culinary water should water between 8:00 pm and 8:00 am.  If possible please avoid irrigating between 4:00 am - 6:00 am to help reduce the daily peak demand on the water system. Staff recommends approval.   e.    Consider approval of a request for sponsorship of the Summer Solstice Yoga event at Vernon Worthen Park on Friday, June 21, 2019.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The purpose of the event is to offer free yoga classes for all ages and abilities, in awareness of International Yoga Day.  This event will include three (3) classes with amplified music and vendors.  The event is currently sponsored by Southern Utah Yoga Fest, Sun Rock, Intermountain Health Care and Dixie State.   The request for city sponsorship would include a waiver of the park reservation fee and special event permit application fee.  Staff recommends approval.   f.     Consider approval of the proposed new hangar lease with Marvel Hangar LLC on Lot 1H & 1G.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This is a new hangar lease with Josh Morales' (aka JAV) company Marvel Hangar LLC on lots 1H and 1G. JAV will be having a new hangar built on these lots.  Staff recommends approval.   g.    Consider approval of the proposed new hangar lease with First West Aviation on Lot 1C.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This is a new hangar lease with First West Aviation on lot 1C. The hangar still needs to be constructed along with some onsite improvements including a driveway and parking area directly south of the FBO.   h.    Consider approval of the minutes from the meetings held on June 6, 2019 and June 13, 2019.   2.            Public hearing and consideration of a resolution to review and approve amendments to the Fiscal Year 2018-19 Budget.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: We have completed 11 months of Fiscal Year 2018-19 and City departments have reviewed their budgets and requested final adjustments projected through the remainder of this fiscal year.  Staff recommends approval.   3.            Public hearing to receive citizen input and consideration of a resolution to formally adopt the Final Fiscal Year 2019-20 Budget.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The Preliminary Fiscal Year 2019-20 Budget was presented May 2, 2019 and has been available on the City's website and at the City Recorder's Office.  State Law requires the City to have at least one public hearing to receive citizen input and a public hearing was held June 6, 2019, therefore this will be the second public hearing. The City Council also had two open work meetings to review the Preliminary budget and discuss changes thereto.  Tonight’s meeting will also include approval of amendments to the Preliminary budget which will be incorporated in the Final Fiscal Year 2019-20 Budget.  Staff recommends approval.           4.            Take public comment regarding the sale of a significant parcel of real property by the City.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  Per City Ordinances 1-13-1, etc. seq., conduct a meeting 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 120 East and Crosby Way, Parcel No. SG-COF-1-4-A-ERD.   5.            Consider approval of an agreement for the sale of a significant parcel of real property located at approximately 120 East and Crosby Way.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: Consider approval of the sale of a significant parcel of City-owned real property located at approximately 120 East and Crosby Way, Parcel No. SG-COF-1-4-A-ERD.  Staff recommends approval.   6.            Consider approval of funding for various non-profit organizations that further the national objectives of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  CDBG funds are to be allocated in accordance with national objectives and must satisfy goals established in the City's approved Consolidated Plan (ConPlan).  The proposed subrecipients meet the national objective(s) of serving low to moderate income (LMI) individuals and the established goals of the City's ConPlan.  Staff recommends approval.   7.            Consider approval of an ordinance amending and adopting certain fees for various services and recreational activities.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This request is to approve an ordinance amending and adopting certain fees for various services and recreational activities.  Staff recommends approval.   8.            Consider approval of an ordinance changing the zone from PD-R (Planned Development Residential) to PD-C (Planned Development Commercial) to be used for RV Storage on approximately 6.0 acres generally located at 415 South Dixie Drive.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The applicant is requesting to amend the existing PD-C and extend to the rear property.  In addition, they are requesting a site plan review for the rear and a portion of the front property.  The applicant would like to add 39 additional RV storage areas on the front parcel and add approximately 152 RV storage spaces to the rear parcel.  The Planning Commission recommended approval with conditions.   9.            Consider approval of an ordinance amending the Desert Vista at Desert Canyon Revised master plan from R-1-10 (Single-Family Residential, minimum lot size 10,000 square feet) to PD-R (Planned Development Residential) on approximately 35.66 acres located south of the Southern Parkway and west of Desert Canyons Parkway.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The zone change request will be replacing the existing R-1-10 zone with a PD-R zone.  This PD zone will be the equivalent to a PD-7 zone, which is unique in their master plan.  The density will be approximately 3.2 units per acre and will not increase the overall limit of 6,317 units for the Desert Canyon master plan. Each unit will be single level and they will be separated by 10’.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   10.        Consider approval of an ordinance changing the zone from R-1-10 (Single Family Residential 10,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size) and A-20 (Agricultural 20 acres minimum lot size) to RE-12.5 (Residential Estate 12,500 sq. ft. minimum lot size) on approximately 1.78 acres generally located west of 2580 East Street in the Springs Estates.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The applicant is seeking to rezone this piece of land to RE-12.5 to expand the “Springs” residential subdivision.  This site is surrounded by RE-12.5 zoning to the east, south, and part of the west.  It also has R-1-10 zoning to the north and part of the west.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   11.        Consider approval of an ordinance changing the zone from C-3 (General Commercial) to C-2 (Highway Commercial) for the Commerce Point commercial center generally located at the intersection of Bluff Street and Black Ridge Drive on approximately 3.57 acres.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This zone change will ‘clean-up’ the area and avoid “split zoning” from occurring in the ‘Commerce Point’ commercial center.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   12.        Consider purchase of City property located east of lot 32 at Whisper Ridge Phase 4 in order to convey hillside drainage through said lot to Fandango Circle.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  Historically runoff from the west side of the Black Hill has drained onto this property.  The owner of the property is in the process of building a house and would like to buy City land in order to convey hillside runoff.   The owner is proposing to purchase the land at $1.50 a square foot for a total of $2,544.00 (1,696 square feet).  This approval would be subject to legal review of the purchase and sale agreement.  Staff recommends approval.   13.        Consider approval of an amended final subdivision plat for Block 8, 1948 Addition to Worthen Subdivision by merging a portion of Lots 1 and 2 and all of Lots 3 and 4 of Block 8, together into one Lot.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This request is to consider an amended final subdivision plat that is located west of 250 West Street between 900 South Street and 950 South Street.  The purpose of this amendment is to merge a portion of Lots 1 and 2 and all of Lots 3 and 4 of Block 8, 1948 Addition to Worthen Subdivision together into one Lot; zoning is C-2.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   14.        Consider approval of a final subdivision plat for Sun River Commons Phase 3.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This request is to consider the final subdivision plat for Sun River Commons Phase 3, a 1-lot commercial subdivision located in the northeast corner of the intersection at Sun River Parkway and Pioneer Road; zoning is PD-C.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   15.        Consider approval of a final subdivision plat for Aspen Estates Phase 9.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This request is to consider a final subdivision plat for Aspen Estates Phase 9, a 7-lot residential subdivision located at 2930 South Street and 3330 East Street; zoning is R-1-8.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.     16.        Consider approval of a preliminary plat for Auburn Hills Phase 2.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This preliminary plat is for Auburn Hills Phase 2, a 59 -lot residential subdivision located west of Southern Parkway and south of Lagoon Parkway; zoning is PD-R TNZ Residential (Planned Development Traditional Neighborhood Zone).  This is in Desert Color and will be a combination of single and multifamily homes.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   17.        Consider approval of a preliminary plat for Legacy Village.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This preliminary plat is for Legacy Village, a 1-lot commercial subdivision located southwest on Dixie Drive, south of Canyon View Drive; zoning is PD-C (Planned Development Commercial).  This lot is proposed to be developed as an independent living, assisted living, and memory care facility.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   18.        Consider approval of a preliminary plat for Tonaquint Cove Phase 2-4.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This preliminary plat is for Tonaquint Cove Phase 2-4, a 50-lot residential subdivision located south of Curly Hollow Drive and south of the existing Tonaquint Cove Phase 1; zoning is R-1-10 (Single-Family Residential 10,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size).  The area not marked as a lot in Phase 3 will be dedicated to the City at a future date as Open Space.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   19.        Consider approval of a resolution naming Brian Jeppson as the alternate representative for UAMPS.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  James Van Fleet is currently the alternative representative; however, he has recently resigned his position within the Energy Services Department.  The City wishes to maintain Laurie Mangum as the as the representative and to name Brian Jeppson as the alternate representative.  Staff recommends approval.   20.        Consider approval of an ordinance prohibiting the use of fireworks in restricted areas.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  Under state law, the city council is authorized to prohibit the use of fireworks in areas the fire chief determines there are hazardous environmental conditions which necessitate the restriction of the use of fireworks to prevent fires.   21.        Appointments to Boards and Commissions of the City.   22.        Reports from Mayor, Councilmembers, and City Manager.   23.        Request a closed session to discuss litigation, property acquisition or sale or the character and professional competence or physical or mental health of an individual.     _________________________________           ______________________________ Christina Fernandez, City Recorder                     Date   REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION:  The City of St. George will make efforts to provide reasonable accommodations to disabled mem...


City Council Meeting Agenda Agenda 12/06/2018:
NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ST. GEORGE, WASHINGTON COUNTY, UTAH   Public Notice   Public notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of St. George, Washington County, Utah, will hold a regular meeting in the City Council Chambers, 175 East 200 North, St. George, Utah, on Thursday, December 6, 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 approval of a Purchase and Sale Agreement for road right-of-way at Quarry Ridge Drive and 3670 South.        BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The proposed property is located within the proposed ROW at 3670 South and consists of 3,386 sq. ft.  The value of the property included the cost of gravel which was purchased and placed by the property owner in previous years.  Included in the negotiated property purchase is the cost of connecting a new sewer line from the home and bypassing the septic tank system for the residential home.  Staff recommends approval of the purchase and sale agreement with Brock Riding in the amount of $15,000.   b.    Consider approval of a Purchase and Sale Agreement for road right-of-way at Quarry Ridge Drive and 3670 South.        BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The proposed property purchase consists of two (2) separate property segments: 5,072 sq. ft. on 3670 South and 4,095 sq. ft. on Bentley Road.  The Purchase Agreement includes: 1) the cost to dismantle and relocated an existing chicken coop and 2) the cost of road base and gravel located on the property which the property owner purchased and placed onsite in previous years.  Staff recommends approval of the purchase and sale agreement with Jeff Barlow in the amount of $30,000.   c.    Consider approval of a Purchase and Sale Agreement for road right-of-way at Quarry Ridge Drive and 3670 South.        BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The proposed roadways (Quarry Ridge Drive and 3670 South) are located through a portion of Gordon Herman's property and require the purchase of approximately 52,388 sq. ft. of property, some of which is in the Fort Pearce Wash floodplain, for an amount of $53,000.  The proposed purchase amount includes property value, relocating an existing barn, removing and replacing existing fencing, and relocating/re-configuring a cattle feed bin.  Staff recommends approval of the purchase and sale agreement in the amount of $53,000.   d.    Consider approval of a Purchase and Sale Agreement for the purchase of a portion of future 2450 South and a portion of Crimson Cliffs Way.        BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This agreement is for the purchase of a portion of future 2450 South and a portion of Crimson Cliffs Way from the Ray S. Schmutz Family Trust.  Staff recommends approval of the purchase and sale agreement in the amount of $171,190.  The Washington County Council of Government (COG) is funding this acquisition including title and appraisal costs.   e.    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 at 164 West 100 South 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.   f.     Consider approval of a communications site lease agreement with Tri-Star Media for a 15' x 20' parcel of property near the Millcreek Power Generation Plant.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  Ray Carpenter and Tri-Star Media have requested to lease a 15' x 20' parcel of City owned property to erect a small structure to house communications equipment in it for a low-power FM radio station.  The City’s Energy Services Department will set a power meter at the site for electrical service.  Energy Services and Leisure Services are aware of the request and have helped to determine the location of the site.  Tri-Star agrees to pay the City $2,400 annually to the City in cash or in-kind ads.  Staff recommends approval.   g.    Consider approval of the financial report for October, 2018.        BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The City has completed four (4) months or 33.33% of the fiscal year.  In relation to that, the General Fund revenues are at 25.43%. Some predominant revenues positively affecting the overall revenue percentages are Franchise Taxes, General Sales, Planning Fees, Building Permits, and Interest Earnings.  The General Fund expenditures are at 27.99% of the budget year-to-date.  Departments are doing well to stay within their budgets.  Staff recommends approval.   h.    Consider approval to award bid to Trapp Construction for the Pioneer Park Loop Road project.        BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This project includes construction of drainage, road, and parking improvements.  Additionally, it includes concrete flatwork, site grading, gravel parking areas, split rail fence, asphalt paving, and other related work items.  An additive alternate to rotomill the existing loop road and install new asphalt was also part of the bid.  The City received nine bids for the project.  Staff recommends awarding the bid to Trapp Construction in the amount of $44,871.50.   i.     Consider approval of the minutes from the meetings held on September 27, 2018, October 18, 2018, October 25, 2018, November 1, 2018, November 15, 2018, and November 29, 2018.   3.            Presentation and consider approval of audited Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for Fiscal Year 2018.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This is a presentation of the financial audit by Hinton Burdick.  Staff recommends approval of the audited CAFR report for Fiscal Year 2018.   4.            Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance amending Title 1, Chapter 6, Article 5 of City Code pertaining to Compensation and Benefits for elected officials.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:   Per section 10-3-818 Utah Code Annotated, the City Council is required to approve a compensation schedule for elected officials.  This ordinance would set salaries for the Mayor and City Council.  Salaries for elected officials have not been adjusted since 1996.  It is recommended that the Council adopts an updated compensation schedule for the Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Budget.  Staff recommends approval.    5.            Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance changing the zone from C1 (Neighborhood Commercial) on 5.65 acres and C2 (Highway Commercial) on 2.36 acres to PD-C (Planned Development Commercial) on approximately 8.01 acres  generally located on the northwest corner of the intersection of Snow Canyon Parkway and Dixie Downs Road and to approve the proposed use list.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  Previously the applicant requested a C-2 zone change on a portion of this property which was tabled by the City Council.  The applicant has returned with a PD-C request with a use list.  Each future project for consideration will require the submission of a Zone Change Amendment with a site plan, landscape plan, elevations, renderings, and color and materials board.  No project is being approved at this time.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.            6.            Public hearing and consideration 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) for Prado Commercial on  2.31 acres located at the southwest corner of Dixie Drive and 600 West Street.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The applicant is requesting a PD-C zone change in order to accommodate a commercial project.  The request is a PD and per Section 10-8-6 of City code, the review includes the proposed commercial center’s design, site plan, elevations, landscaping, and parking.   The Planning Commission recommended approval.   7.            Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance changing the zone from R-1-10 (Single Family Residential 10,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size) to PD-R (Planned Development Residential) on approximately 0.80 acres located at 1757 and 1741 West Canyon View Drive.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The applicant’s plan is to build two (2) twin homes on the two (2) existing lots for a total of four (4) dwelling units. Eventually, the four (4) dwelling units will be platted as four (4) separate lots for separate ownership.  To create these units the applicant is requesting to change the zone to PD-R.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   8.            Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance vacating a portion of an existing power line easement owned by the City of St. George that is no longer needed at approximately 1850 W. Canyon View Drive.    BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This request is to consider vacating an existing power line easement that is owned by the City of St. George and is no longer in use; zoning is PD-R (Planed Development Residential 5,000 SQ/FT minimum lot size).  The easement encumbers existing property by running over the top of existing buildings; therefore, the property owner is requesting a portion of this easement be vacated to clear this encumbrance as there are no existing power lines in this easement.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   9.            Consider approval of the final plat for Tuscan Hills Phase 4 Subdivision.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This is the final plat for Tuscan Hills Phase 4 Subdivision, a 14-lot residential subdivision located at 1310 West and 1690 South; zoning is PD-R (Planned Development Residential).  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   10.         Consider approval of amending the final plat for Coral Desert Subdivision Phase 2 Amended and Extended.     BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This final plat is located at 1450 East at approximately 800 South; zoning is PD-C (Planned Development Commercial).  The purpose of the amendment is to decrease the size of Lot 2, to add Lots 3 and 4, and to realign the public roadway.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.       11.         Consider approval of amending the final plat for Lot 63 of the Bloomington Hills No. 2 Subdivision Amended.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:   This final plat is located at 3073 South Ninebark Circle; zoning is R-1-8 (Single Family Residential 8,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size).  The purpose of this amendment is to subdivide Lot 63 into (2) lots.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.    12.         Consider approval of the preliminary plat for Mooreland Park Phases 3–9.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:   This is the preliminary plat for Mooreland Park Phase 3–9; a 129-unit residential subdivision located west of 3000 East, north of 1140 South; zoning is PD-R (Planning Development Residential).  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   13.         Consider approval of the preliminary plat for Woodland Townhomes.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:   This is the preliminary plat for Woodland Townhomes; a 173-unit townhome subdivision located at approximately 2780 East and Mall Drive; zoning is PD-R (Planning Development Residential).  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   14.         Consider approval of the preliminary plat for Woodland Patio Homes.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:   This is the preliminary plat for Woodland Patio Homes; a 92-unit townhome subdivision located at approximately 2780 East and Mall Drive; zoning is PD-R (Planning Development Residential).  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   15.         Appointments to Boards and Commissions of the City.   16.         Reports from Mayor, Councilmembers, and City Manager.   17.         Request a closed session to discuss litigation, property acquisition or sale or the character and professional competence or physical or mental health of an individual.   18.         Adjourn.         ________________________________                ______________________________ Christina Fernandez, City Recorder                     Date   REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION:  The City of St. George will make efforts to provide reasonable accommodations to disabled mem...


City Council Meeting Agenda Agenda 07/18/2019:
...nbsp; NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ST. GEORGE, WASHINGTON COUNTY, UTAH   Public Notice   Public notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of St. George, Washington County, Utah, will hold a regular meeting in the City Council Chambers, 175 East 200 North, St. George, Utah, on Thursday, July 18, 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 approval of a 3-Year Inspection and Maintenance Contract on the Airport VOR/DME with DBT Transportation.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This agreement is a renewal of the previous 3-year contract at the airport for inspection and maintenance service on the VOR/DME navaids. The inspections and maintenance occur routinely and payments are made on a quarterly basis. The cost of services is $21,478 per year.  Staff recommends approval.   b.    Consider approval to purchase a 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Dump Truck for the Streets Division.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This purchase is to replace a 2003 Ford F-450 with dump truck bed in the Streets Division as approved in the FY19-20 budget. The item is on State Contract AV2521 for $53,453.83.  Staff recommends approval.   c.    Consider approval to purchase a Galbreath roll-off hoist for the Streets Division.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This purchase is the hoist and appurtenant equipment to be installed on the new Streets Division's roll-off truck as approved in the FY19-20 budget. This item is on State Contract 041217-WQI for $53,315.00.  Staff recommends approval.   d.    Consider approval to purchase a 2020 Freightliner 114SD Conventional Chassis Roll-Off Truck for the Streets Division.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: This purchase is a replacement for Streets Division's roll-off truck as approved in the FY19-20 budget. The item is on State Contract MA1460 for $108,663.00.  Staff recommends approval.    e.    Consider approval of the termination of a hangar agreement with First West Aviation for lot 1C.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  First West Aviation entered into a hangar agreement on June 20, 2019 for lot 1C.  They had their hanger designed and it was too big for the lot.  They asked to terminate this agreement and enter into a new agreement for a bigger lot.  Staff recommends approval.   f.     Consider approval of new hangar Lease on Lot 51A with First West Aviation.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  First West Aviation was going to build a hangar on Lot 1C, but after determining the size of their hangar, they have requested to build on Lot 51A which will accommodate their hangar better.  As such, First West Aviation requested to terminate the lease for Lot 1C.  Staff recommends approval.   2.            Consider approval of the recommendations from the Arts Commission to award RAP Tax grants to various local art organizations.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The RAP tax provides funding to local art groups that apply and are selected and recommended by the St. George Arts Council and approved by the City Council.  Staff recommends approval as recommended by the Arts Commission.   3.            Consider the sale of City-owned property in the St. George Industrial Park to Dixie Development Corporation.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: The 3.32 acre City-owned parcel (Tax ID: SG-IND-P-13) is located directly behind the 444 North Industrial Road parcel which is owned by Dixie Development Corporation.  There were two adjacent property owners who submitted offers with Dixie Development Corporation submitting the highest offer at $362,500.  The legal department is drafting the Sale Agreement and staff recommends approval of the sale of the property for $362,500.    4.            Public Hearing and consideration of an ordinance amending the final subdivision plat for Lots 21 & 22 of the Millcreek Industrial Park by merging a portion of Lots 21 & 22 together into one lot and vacate the utilities easement located between said lots.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This request is to consider an amended final subdivision plat located at 269 North 3050 East Street.  The purpose of this amendment is to merge a portion of Lots 21 and 22 together into one lot and vacate the utilities easement located between said lots; zoning is M-2.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   5.            Consider approval of an ordinance changing the zone for 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. This zone-change request is in harmony with the LDR (Low-Density Residential) General Plan land-use designation and the surrounding R-1-10 Zone to the south and west.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.    6.            Consider approval of an ordinance to amend the PD-C (Planned Development Commercial) zone for Paparazzi Warehouse #2 Re-Design on approximately 14.7 acres generally located south of 4771 South Desert Color Parkway and south of the 1st warehouse.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  Previously the City Council reviewed and approved warehouse #2 for Paparazzi on October 18, 2018.  However, the applicant now wishes to return with a re-design of the building which includes the addition of a 3rd floor office area.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   7.            Consider approval of an ordinance amending the PD-R (Planned Development Residential) for Silverhawk Townhomes to build a 19-unit residential project generally located north of Dinosaur Crossing Drive and west of 2200 East Street on approximately 1.27 acres.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This property is currently part of the Dinosaur Crossing Commercial Planned Development.  The developer had originally desired to use this space for either a commercial or office building but feels this location is not conducive to commercial or office development.  Therefore, the applicant is proposing to change the zone to allow for a multifamily development.  The proposal is to build 19 multifamily units; this averages out to 15 units per acre.  The Planning Commission recommended denial.   8.            Consider approval of an ordinance changing the zone from RE-12.5 to R-1-10 (Single Family Residential, minimum lot size 10,000 square feet) on approximately 0.44 acres generally located at 1800 East 1030 North.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The applicant is seeking to rezone these two parcels from RE-12.5 (Residential Estates, minimum lot size 12,500 square feet) to R-1-10 (Single-Family Residential, minimum lot size 10,000 square feet) for the purpose of subdividing these two parcels into two legal lots.  This zone-change request is in harmony with the LDR (Low-Density Residential) General Plan land-use designation and the surrounding R-1-10 zone to the north.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   9.            Consider approval of a conditional use permit to allow a steel yard in the M-2 zone in the Millcreek Industrial Park to be called 'The Steel Yard" located at 260 North 3050 East Street.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: The applicant is requesting to move their business from their current location at 653 N. 3050 E. Street to an existing building at 260 N. 3050 E. Street.  In the M-2 district, this use, sheet metal shop and retinning, requires a Conditional Use Permit.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   10.        Consider approval of a conditional use permit for the height of a proposed Sakura Japanese Restaurant to be located near the 1100 East Street and St. George Boulevard intersection; the property is zoned C-2, Highway  Commercial.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The Sakura Japanese Restaurant is proposing to move locations and build a new 10,452 sf building.  This building will exceed the 35' height limit and will require a CUP.  The approximate height requested is 42'.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   11.        Consider approval of a Building Design Conceptual Site Plan (BDCSP) for a proposed Sakura Japanese Restaurant to be located near the 1100 East Street and St. George Boulevard intersection.  The property is zoned C-2, Highway  Commercial.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: The Sakura Japanese Restaurant is proposing to move locations and build a new 10,452 sf building. This building will be located within 200' of the I-15 right-of-way which will require a BDCSP.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   12.        Consider approval of the final subdivision plat for Aspen Estates Phase 8.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This is the final subdivision plat for Aspen Estates Phase 8, a 14-lot residential subdivision located at 2890 South and 3210 East; zoning is R-1-8.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   13.        Consider approval of the final subdivision plat for Aspen Estates Phase 10.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: This is the final subdivision plat for Aspen Estates Phase 10, a 14-lot residential subdivision located at 2890 South and 3330 East; zoning is R-1-8.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   14.        Appointments to Boards and Commissions of the City.   15.        Reports from Mayor, Councilmembers, and City Manager.   16.        Request a closed session to discuss litigation, property acquisition or sale or the character and professional competence or physical or mental health of an individual.           _________________________________           ______________________________ Christina Fernandez, City Recorder                     Date   REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION:  The City of St. George will make efforts to provide reasonable accommodations to disabled mem...


City Council Meeting Agenda Agenda 04/12/2018:
NOTICE OF WORK MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ST. GEORGE, WASHINGTON COUNTY, UTAH                                                                      Public Notice   Public notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of St. George, Washington County, Utah, will hold a work meeting on Thursday, April 12, 2018 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:   TRAVEL TO THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS FOR SITE VISITS: ●      Pedestrian bridge and trail located at 1224 South River Road ●      The Fields at Little Valley located at 2350 East Horseman Park Drive ●      St. James Park located at 741 St. James Lane ●      Greenhouses located at 950 South 390 East ●      Sandtown Park located at 600 North Bluff Street     Return to the St. George City Hall, Administrative Conference Room, at approximately 5:45 p.m. for the remainder of the meeting as follows:   ST. GEORGE AREA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ANNUAL REPORT: Jeriah Threlfall, Executive Director of the St. George Area Economic Development and LaDell Laub, CEO of Dixie Power and Board Member of the St. George Area Economic Development organization will provide an annual report. DISCUSSION REGARDING PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE RESIDENTIAL CENTRAL CITY (RCC) ZONING ORDINANCE: Staff will discuss the proposed changes to the Residential Central City (RCC) zoning ordinance.  REPORTS FROM MAYOR, COUNCILMEMBERS, AND CITY MANAGER. REQUEST A CLOSED SESSION.                                                    __________________________________             ____________________________ Christina Fernandez, City Recorder                     Date   REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION:  The City of St. George will make efforts to provide reasonable accommodations to disabled mem...


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City Council Meeting Agenda Agenda 11/01/2018:
NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ST. GEORGE, WASHINGTON COUNTY, UTAH   Public Notice   Public notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of St. George, Washington County, Utah, will hold 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 offices identifying the time, date, location, and purpose of the public meeting.   22.     Appointments to Boards and Commissions of the City.   23.     Reports from Mayor, Councilmembers, and City Manager.   24.     Request a closed session to discuss litigation, property acquisition or sale or the character and professional competence or physical or mental health of an individual.   25.     Adjourn.         ________________________________                ______________________________ Christina Fernandez, City Recorder                     Date   REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION:  The City of St. George will make efforts to provide reasonable accommodations to disabled mem...


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City Council Agenda 09/05/2013:
NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ST. GEORGE, WASHINGTON COUNTY, UTAH Public Notice Public notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of St. George, Washington County, Utah, will hold a regular meeting in the City Council Chambers, 175 East 200 North, St. George, Utah, on Thursday, September 5, 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 MGB+A for the design and preparation of construction drawings for Millcreek Park. B. Consider award of bid to seal the golf course parking lots. C. Consider award of bid for a front end loader for the Water Distribution Division. D. Consider award of bid for four F-250 pickups with utility beds for the Parks Division. E. Consider award of bid for asphalt maintenance of trails. F. Consider approval of the annual O&M service contract for the Millcreek Facility. G. Consider approval of an agreement with Alpha Engineering to design and manage the Little Valley Road project. H. Consider approval of a contract with Sunrise Engineering for the Indian Hills Drive project. 3. PUBLIC HEARINGS A. Public hearing to consider a final plat amendment for Twin Creeks at Stonebridge Phase 3. B. Public hearing to consider a final plat amendment for Riverside Heights Plat “H” Subdivision. C. Public hearing to consider a final plat amendment for Jedora Estates Phase 2. D. Public hearing to consider amendments to the Fiscal Year 2013-2014 budget. 4. ORDINANCES A. Consider approval of an ordinance amending the final plat for Twin Creeks at Stonebridge Phase 3. B. Consider approval of an ordinance amending the final plat for Riverside Heights Plat “H” Subdivision. C. Consider approval of an ordinance amending the final plat for Jedora Estates Phase 2. 5. RESOLUTIONS A. Consider approval of a resolution amending the Fiscal Year 2013-2014 Budget. 6. STAFF REPORTS A. Consider a request for fee waiver for the use of Crosby Confluence Park for the Mustache Dash Fun Run. Teri Iverson, applicant. B. Consider approval of a street closure request for Dixie State University tailgate events. Kalynn Larson, applicant. C. Consider approval to use the 4th floor of the Downtown Parking Garage and a special event permit fee waiver for the Pine View High School homecoming dance to be held September 28, 2013. Logan Cox, applicant. D. Consider approval to use the 4th floor of the Downtown Parking Garage and a special event permit fee waiver for the Dixie High School homecoming dance to be held September 14, 2013. Kayla Spilker, applicant. E. Consider a request to hold the Festival of Colors at the Dixie Sun Bowl to be held on October 19, 2013. Caru Dan & Mark Kemp, applicants. F. Report from the Planning Commission meeting held August 27, 2013. G. Consider approval of a preliminary plat for “Legends at Cactus Flats” to create eleven (11) single family residential lots. Glen Bundy, applicant. H. Consider approval of a 20' wide drainage and utility easement on City property for the proposed Culvers Restaurant. Culvers Restaurant, applicant. I. Consider approval of a grant with the FAA to perform a Wildlife Hazard Assessment for the Airport. J. Consider approval amending the Dixie Metropolitan Planning Organization memorandum of agreement to include Hurricane, LaVerkin, Toquerville and Leeds. K. Consider ratification of a mutual aid agreement with Cedar City. L. Consider counter offer for sale of City property west of Lot 44 of Creekside Homes 2nd Amendment and east of the Santa Clara River. Donald & Sylvia Campbell, applicants. M. Consider approval of a SASO lease with Duane Adams at the Airport. 7. MINUTES A. Consider approval of the minutes of the City Council meeting held on July 25, 2013. B. Consider approval of the minutes of the City Council meeting held on July 31, 2013. C. Consider approval of the minutes of the City Council meeting held on August 1, 2013. 8. ADJOURNMENT _________________________________ ______________________________ Christina Fernandez, City Recorder Date REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: The City of St. George will make efforts to provide reasonable accommodations to disabled m...


City Council Meeting Agenda Agenda 04/12/2018:
NOTICE OF WORK MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ST. GEORGE, WASHINGTON COUNTY, UTAH                                                                      Public Notice   Public notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of St. George, Washington County, Utah, will hold a work meeting on Thursday, April 12, 2018 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:   TRAVEL TO THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS FOR SITE VISITS: ●      Pedestrian bridge and trail located at 1224 South River Road ●      The Fields at Little Valley located at 2350 East Horseman Park Drive ●      St. James Park located at 741 St. James Lane ●      Greenhouses located at 950 South 390 East ●      Sandtown Park located at 600 North Bluff Street     Return to the St. George City Hall, Administrative Conference Room, at approximately 5:45 p.m. for the remainder of the meeting as follows:   ST. GEORGE AREA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ANNUAL REPORT: Jeriah Threlfall, Executive Director of the St. George Area Economic Development and LaDell Laub, CEO of Dixie Power and Board Member of the St. George Area Economic Development organization will provide an annual report. DISCUSSION REGARDING PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE RESIDENTIAL CENTRAL CITY (RCC) ZONING ORDINANCE: Staff will discuss the proposed changes to the Residential Central City (RCC) zoning ordinance.  REPORTS FROM MAYOR, COUNCILMEMBERS, AND CITY MANAGER. REQUEST A CLOSED SESSION.                                                    __________________________________             ____________________________ Christina Fernandez, City Recorder                     Date   REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION:  The City of St. George will make efforts to provide reasonable accommodations to disabled mem...


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City Council Meeting Agenda Agenda 01/17/2019:
NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ST. GEORGE, WASHINGTON COUNTY, UTAH   Public Notice   Public notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of St. George, Washington County, Utah, will hold 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 to discuss litigation, property acquisition or sale or the character and professional competence or physical or mental health of an individual.         _________________________________              ______________________________ Christina Fernandez, City Recorder                     Date   REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION:  The City of St. George will make efforts to provide reasonable accommodations to disabled mem...


Dentals and New Amalgam Rule:
...lgam Separators (2009) with Technical Addendum (2011) or the International Organization for Standardization (IS) 11143 Standard (2008) or subsequent versions so long as that version requires amalgam separators to achieve at least a 95% removal efficiency.  Compliance must be assessed by an accredited testing laboratory under ANSI’s accreditation program for product certification or a testing laboratory that is a signatory to the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation’s Mutual Recognition Arrangement.  The testing laboratory’s scope of accreditation must include ANSI/ADA 108-2009 or ISO 11143. In addition to installing the amalgam separator, you will need to comply with all requirements as outlined in 40 CFR 441.30 Pretreatment Standards for Existing Sources.  Once the separator has been successfully installed you will need to contact our offices to schedule an inspection and complete a One-Time Compliance Report.  A maintenance log will be issued during the inspection and it will be the facility’s responsibility to maintain a record of the name of the third-party service provider that maintains the amalgam separator(s) or equivalent device(s) operated at the dental office.  You will also need to adhere to the following Best Management Practices (BMP’s) as outlined in 40 CFR 441.30 Pretreatment Standards for Existing Sources:    (b) Implementation of the following Best Management Practices (BMPs): (1) Waste amalgam including, but not limited to, dental amalgam from chair-side traps, screens, vacuum pump filters, dental tools, cuspidors, or collection devices, must not be discharged to a POTW. (2) Dental unit waterlines, chair-side traps, and vacuum lines that discharge amalgam process wastewater to a POTW must not be cleaned with oxidizing or acidic cleaners, including but not limited to bleach, chlorine, iodine, and peroxide that have a pH lower than 6 or greater than 8. The dental dischargers, as agent or representative of the dental discharger, must maintain and make available for inspection in either physical or electronic form, for a minimum of three years:    (1) Documentation of the date, the person(s) conducting the inspection, and results of each inspection of the amalgam separator(s) or equivalent device(s), and a summary of follow-up actions, if needed. (2) Documentation of amalgam retaining container or equivalent container replacement (including the date, as applicable). (3) Documentation of all dates that collected dental amalgam is picked up or shipped for proper disposal in accordance with 40 CFR 261.5(g)(3), and the name of the permitted or licensed treatment, storage or disposal facility receiving the amalgam retaining containers. (4) Documentation of any repair or replacement of an amalgam separator or equivalent device, including the date, person(s) making the repair or replacement, and a description of the repair or replacement (including the make and model).   Where applicable, your facility will need to complete the following documentation and return it to the SGRWRF Pretreatment Department at the following address:   SGRWRF Attn: Pretreatment Department 3780 W. 1550 W.  St. George, Utah 84770


Bloomington Hills North Park:
What type of event is considered to be a “Special Event”? A special event is typically a one-time event such as a sports tournament, concert, walk or run in a park/trail. A park reservatio...


City Council Meeting Agenda Agenda 07/11/2019:
NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ST. GEORGE, WASHINGTON COUNTY, UTAH   Public Notice   Public notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of St. George, Washington County, Utah, will hold a regular meeting in the City Council Chambers, 175 East 200 North, St. George, Utah, on Thursday, July 11, 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 Landmark Testing for the materials testing of the Gunlock Water Treatment Plant Project.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  Construction of the Gunlock Water Treatment Plant will begin shortly.  This Professional Services Agreement with Landmark Testing is for the geotechnical and materials testing of the project.  The materials testing includes concrete strength testing, soil compaction testing, and the rebar, concrete, bolting, and welding special inspections that are required for the project.  Staff recommends approval.   b.    Consider approval of an Agricultural Water Connection Agreement with Jace King.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  In the past, the City has entered into Agricultural Water Connection Agreements with some property owners who want a water connection for agricultural purposes but are not in a position to pay a full impact fee at this time.  The agreement specifies that the water connection is only to be used for agricultural purposes (stock watering) and that the agreement would automatically be terminated when the property sells or when the use of the water changes from agricultural use to any other use.   At that time, a full water impact fee would be assessed for the water connection.  Staff recommends approval.   c.    Consider Approval of the Reimbursable Agreement Amendment A1 between the FAA and the City of St. George.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The City approved the Reimbursable Agreement with FAA to provide engineering services for grading, construction, and flight inspection on the Runway End Identifier Lights (REIL) and Precision Approach Path Indicators (PAPIs). This amendment to the Reimbursable Agreement is to provide the actual grading, construction, and flight inspection on the work as proposed by the FAA for a total cost of $524,962.04, of which the City's portion of the work is 9.15% ($48,034.03) and will be paid for using Passenger Facility Charges (PFCs). These costs are included in the overall project budget.  Staff recommends approval.   d.    Consider approval of the minutes from the meeting held on June 20, 2019.   3.            Set date for public comment regarding the sale of a significant parcel of real property by the City.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  Per City ordinance 1-13-1, et. seq., set the date, time, and place for public comment on the City sale of two significant parcels of real property with an estimated fair market value over $500,000 each.  The properties are located at 60 West St. George Blvd, parcel SG-459-B-CB, and 70 West St. George Blvd, parcel SG-459-A-CB.  Staff recommends taking public comment at the August 1, 2019 City Council meeting.   4.            Consider approval of an ordinance prohibiting the consumption of alcohol in areas open to the public.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The City had a similar ordinance in the business license provisions for alcohol establishments.  It was repealed when the City changed the licensing laws to make them more uniform with the state laws.  This law was unintentionally left out.  The City also has a law that prohibits alcohol in the City parks.  That section should be moved into the criminal code so the public alcohol sections are in one place.  Staff recommends enacting the ordinance to prohibit open containers of alcohol and the consumption of alcohol in places open to the public such as parking lots, vacant lots, and other areas were groups may gather to drink and party.   5.            Consider approval of an ordinance changing the zone for 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. This zone-change request is in harmony with the LDR (Low-Density Residential) General Plan land-use designation and the surrounding R-1-10 Zone to the south and west.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.      6.            Consider approval of an ordinance changing the zone for Teakwood Phase 5 from A-1 (Agricultural, minimum lot size 40,000 square feet) and ASBP (Airport Supporting Business Park) to R-1-8 (Single Family Residential, minimum lot size 8,000 square feet) on approximately 55.22 acres generally located east of 3350 East Street and north of the existing Teakwood subdivision.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The applicant is requesting to change the zone on the portion of the property, which is not located in the steep slopes and rockfall hazard areas.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   7.            Consider approval of an ordinance changing the zone from R-1-10 (Single Family Residential, minimum lot size 10,000 square feet) to R-1-7 (Single Family Residential, minimum lot size 7,000 sq ft) for Divario PA 13 (Planning Area 13) on approximately 61.67 acres generally located west of Plantations Drive and north of 730 South Street on the City border in the Divario Ridge subdivision.   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-1-7 (Single Family Residential, minimum lot size 7,000 sq ft) on approximately 61.67 acres.  The request is consistent with the general plan for this area.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   8.            Consider approval of an ordinance amending the PD-R (Planned Development Residential) zone to add a commercial use list for the Green Valley Spa Building generally located at 1871 West Canyon View Drive on approximately 4.55 acres.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The existing Green Valley Spa Building has been used for commercial uses for over 25 years. However, this request is to officially establish a ‘use list’ of uses which may occur in this building as part of the existing PD zoning. The Planning Commission recommended approval.   9.            Consider approval of an ordinance amending the PD-C (Planned Development Commercial) zone to develop a professional commercial building for retail or office use at Boulder Creek Crossing Lot 5 located at approximately 1455 South River Road on approximately 0.61 acres.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This PD-C zone change is requested to approve the conceptual layout, elevations, materials and color board, site plan, 2-D elevations, etc. for development of Lot 5.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   10.        Consider approval of an ordinance to amend the PD-C (Planned Development Commercial) zone for Paparazzi Warehouse #2 Re-Design on approximately 14.7 acres generally located south of 4771 South Desert Color Parkway and south of the 1st warehouse.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  Previously the City Council reviewed and approved warehouse #2 for Paparazzi on October 18, 2018.  However, the applicant now wishes to return with a re-design of the building which includes the addition of a 3rd floor office area.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.       11.        Consider approval of a request for a Hillside Development Permit to allow the installation of a pool in the rear yard of Lot 604 in the Stone Cliff subdivision.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The applicant seeks a Hillside Development Permit to be able to build a pool within the 75-foot no build area on the plat. The Hillside Review Board observed there were no significant rock outcroppings on this lot.  The area is zoned PD-R (Planned Development Residential).  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   12.        Consider approval of an amended final subdivision plat for Lot 604, Stone Cliff Phase 6 by reducing the internal lot restriction for the No Build and No Lot Access Area from 75 feet to 30 feet for said lot.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This request is to consider an amended final subdivision plat located at 1740 South View Point Drive.  The purpose of this amendment is to reduce the internal lot restriction for the “No Build and No Lot Access Area” from 75 feet to 30 feet; zoning is PD-R.  Planning Commission recommended approval.   13.        Consider approval of a final subdivision plat for Redhawk.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This is the final plat for Redhawk, a 19-lot residential subdivision located at 2409 East Dinosaur Crossing Drive; zoning is Planned Development Residential.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   14.        Appointments to Boards and Commissions of the City.   15.        Reports from Mayor, Councilmembers, and City Manager.   16.        Request a closed session to discuss litigation, property acquisition or sale or the character and professional competence or physical or mental health of an individual.   17.        Adjourn.         ________________________________              ______________________________ Christina Fernandez, City Recorder                    Date   REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION:  The City of St. George will make efforts to provide reasonable accommodations to disabled mem...


City Council Meeting Agenda Agenda 06/07/2018:
NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ST. GEORGE, WASHINGTON COUNTY, UTAH   Public Notice   Public notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of St. George, Washington County, Utah, will hold a regular meeting in the Administrative Conference Room, 175 East 200 North, St. George, Utah, on Thursday, June 7, 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 approval of the financial report for April, 2018.        BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The City has completed 10 months or 83.33% of the fiscal year. With relation to that, the General Fund revenues are at 82.95%. Some predominant revenues leading the way are Current Property Tax, General Sales Tax, Building Permits and Class C Road Allotment. The General Fund expenditures are at 71.78% of the budget year-to-date. Overall departments are doing well to stay within their budgets and spend conservatively.   Recommend approval.   b.    Consider awarding the contract for 2018 Storm Drain Master Plan Update.        BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The City updates its Drainage Master Plan about every ten years and the Impact Fee Facilities Plan every five years. Bowen Collins and Associates completed the previous study.  Recommend approval.  Among other things, it will provide an updated Capital Facilities Plan, Impact Fee Facilities Plan, and address drainage issues in several high growth areas within the City.   c.    Consider approval of a Professional Services Agreement with Applied Geotechnical Engineering Consultants (AGEC) for the materials testing of the Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) Expansion Phase I and the groundwater well monitoring at the WWTP.        BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The WWTP Expansion Phase I is under construction.  This Professional Services Agreement is for the compaction and materials (concrete, steel, masonry) testing of the project.   Also, the City is required to monitor the groundwater at the WWTP for petroleum products leaked from a fuel tank in the past.  This PSA included the monitoring of the existing groundwater monitoring wells and the addition of another monitoring well, with all of the documentation and reporting required by the State.  Recommend approval.   d.    Consider approval of a Professional Services Agreement with Bowen, Collins, and Associates for the Preliminary Engineering Design of the WWTP Phase II Expansion Project.        BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  Construction of the WWTP Phase I Expansion Project is underway.  The project is expected to take 20 months to complete.  This phase of the project upgrades the Influent Headworks (incoming) portion of the plant, as well as the UV Disinfection (outgoing) portion of the plant.  The WWTP Expansion Phase II will upgrade and expand the main treatment portion of the plant.  Design of this portion of the expansion is expected to take about 12-14 moths.  Our intent is to design Phase II and be able to start construction of Phase II as soon as construction of Phase I is complete.   e.    Consider approval of a Professional Services Agreement with Horrocks for the 400 South Pedestrian Underpass Project.        BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The 400 South Pedestrian Underpass Project is a local government contract with UDOT and the City. It will provide a connection for pedestrians and bicyclists at 400 South under I-15. UDOT, the City, DSU, and the Dixie MPO are participating in the funding for the project. UDOT will administer the design contract. Note that the City's portion of the overall project is 600k, DSU's portion is 600k, Dixie MPO's portion is 600k, and UDOT's portion is 1.2M. A federal aid agreement has already been approved and executed for the funding.   f.     Consider awarding a Professional Services Contract to Civil Science, Inc for the River Road; Riverside Drive to 1450 South project.        BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This contract is for design services including ROW mapping, environmental, traffic modeling, and structural and geotechnical design for the project. The contract does not include construction management services. The City's portion of this contract is $47,239 (6.77%). The contract is administered by the UDOT but requires the Mayor's signature for approval.  Recommend approval.   3.            Public hearing to take public comment before formally adopting the Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Budget.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The City's Preliminary Fiscal Year 2018-19 Budget was presented on May 3, 2018 after which a copy has been made available on the City's website and at the City Recorder's Office.  State Law requires the City to have at least one public hearing before formally adopting the City's final annual fiscal budget, and also requires the budget be adopted on or before June 22nd. We will have two public hearings to take citizen input. The second hearing will be on June 21, 2018.  No action is needed during the June 7, 2018 public hearing. Official action to adopt the 2018-19 Budget will be requested during the June 21, 2018 public hearing.   4.            Public hearing to review and take public comment regarding non-reciprocal transfers for unbilled utility services from the Electric and Water Funds to other City Funds.             BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  Review of water and power services provided at no charge to City facilities, such as parks, wells & pump stations. Costs are built into the current utility rates. This practice is required to be discussed in a public hearing. No action is needed at this time.   5.            Public hearing to review and take public comment regarding the proposed transfers from Enterprise (Business-type) Funds to Other Funds in the Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Budget.             BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: Administrative and overhead services are provided by the General Fund to the various Enterprise (business-type) Funds. Costs are estimated and each enterprise fund transfers their proportionate share of costs to the General Fund. Per House Bill 164, any transfers between Enterprise and Non-Enterprise Funds are required to be discussed in a public hearing.  No action is needed at this time.   6.            Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance amending the  Atkinville Master Plan PD-C (Planned Development Commercial) Zone to expand Area 4.5 (Employment Type I) east along the Southern Parkway on approximately 25.8 acres generally located east of Astragalus Drive exit along Southern Parkway.             BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This is a request to expand area 4.5 of the Atkinville Master Plan to allow for more Employment Type I area. Specific uses for area 4.5 are designated in the current narrative for the master plan.  Planning Commission recommends approval.   7.            Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance amending the Rim Rock Commercial Center PD-C (Planned Development Commercial) Zone to develop a professional medical office building. The property is Lot 13 on approximately 1.80 acres and is generally located east of 292 South 1470 East (and south of the existing Marriott Hotel).             BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This is a request to review the proposed site plan, landscape plan, elevations, renderings, colors, and materials for one (1) proposed building on Lot 13. The proposal is a three-story office building with both underground and surface parking.  The height will be approximately 55’6”.  Professional office is currently an approved use for the Rim Rock Commercial Center Planned Development.  Planning Commission recommends approval.   8.            Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance changing the zoning from OS (Open Space) to C2 (Highway Commercial) on 12.90 acres for Twin Lakes. The property is generally located north of the I-15 Freeway between Twin Lakes Drive and Red Hills Parkway.             BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This is a request to change the zoning. No development is proposed.  The applicant is requesting a C-2 zoning; therefore, all development would be required to comply with the applicable ordinances, in regards to heights, setbacks, and uses.  This item was tabled at the May 17 City Council meeting.  Planning Commission recommended denial of the C-2 and recommend the zoning be Planned Develop Commercial (PD-C).   9.            Consider approval of a resolution authorizing Trevor A. Coombs, Administrative Services Director and Laura Woolsey, City Treasurer, to add or delete users to access and/or transact with the Public Treasurer's Investment Fund (PTIF) Accounts; to add, delete, or make changes to bank accounts tied to PTIF accounts; to open or close PTIF accounts; and to execute any necessary forms in connection with such changes on behalf of the City of St. George .             BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The Utah Office of the State Treasurer will rolling out a new online PTIF account management platform and in preparation for the roll-out, the State Treasurer's Office is requiring entities participating in the PTIF pool to adopt a resolution authorizing at least two individuals to make changes to the PTIF account on behalf of the City of St. George.  Recommend approval.   10.         Consider approval of the recommendations from the Arts Council to award RAP Tax grants to various local art organizations.             BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The RAP tax provides funding to local art groups that apply and are selected and recommended by the St. George Arts Council and approved by the City Council.    11.         Consider approval of the Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Community Development Block Grant (DCBG) Awards.             BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), one of the longest-running programs of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, funds local community development activities such as affordable housing, anti-poverty programs, and infrastructure development.  Recommend approving staff's recommendation to award (7) non-profit agencies and the Water/Waste Water Department CDBG funds for various HUD approved programs and public infrastructure upgrades.   12.         Consider the First Amendment to 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:  The parties entered into an agreement on March 15, 2017 to effectuate the redevelopment of the central business district for mixed-use including commercial businesses, multifamily housing, a pedestrian corridor and a boutique hotel.   The agreement is to be amended to reduce the size, to address parking, and amend all supporting documents.  Recommend approval.   13.         Appointments to Boards and Commissions of the City.   14.         Reports from Mayor, Councilmembers, and City Manager.   15.         Request a closed session to discuss litigation, property acquisition or sale or the character and professional competence or physical or mental health of an individual.   16.         Adjourn to a Neighborhood Redevelopment Agency meeting.              ** ADJOURN AS THE CITY COUNCIL AND CONVENE AS THE REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY **     NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY  OF THE CITY OF ST. GEORGE, WASHINGTON COUNTY, UTAH                                                                                           Public Notice   Public notice is hereby given that the Neighborhood Redevelopment Agency of the City of St. George, Washington County, Utah, will hold a regular meeting in the City Council Chambers, 175 East 200 North, St. George, Utah, on Thursday, June 7, 2018, commencing at approximately 6:00 p.m.                                                               The agenda for the meeting is as follows:   1.            Consider the First Amendment to Joint Development Agreement Between SG Boulevard Land LLC, the City of St. George, and the Neighborhood Redevelopment Agency of the City of St. George.   2.         Adjourn.       ________________________________                ______________________________ Christina Fernandez, City Recorder                     Date   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, 627-4674, at least 24 hours in advance if you have special needs.         ________________________________                ______________________________ Christina Fernandez, City Recorder                     Date   REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION:  The City of St. George will make efforts to provide reasonable accommodations to disabled mem...


City Council Meeting Agenda Agenda 11/07/2019:
NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ST. GEORGE, WASHINGTON COUNTY, UTAH   Public Notice   Public notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of St. George, Washington County, Utah, will hold a regular meeting in the City Council Chambers, 175 East 200 North, St. George, Utah, on Thursday, November 7, 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 to award bid to Superior Asphalt for the Annual Crack Seal Project.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  Crack sealing extends the life of pavements by reducing water erosion and weeds prevention in cracks. Other surface treatments such as slurry seal, HA5, and chip seals are not used until after the street has been crack sealed. Crack sealing is typically completed in the winter months when the cracks open up due to colder weather. To see a map of the streets in this year’s project go to: https://tinyurl.com/sgcrackseal20.  This was a formal bid and six (6) bids were received.  Staff recommends awarding the bid to Superior Asphalt in the amount of $350,000.   b.    Consider approval of the State of Utah Department of Public Safety (DPS) Division of Emergency Management (DEM) Articles of Agreement (FY2020).   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This is an annual agreement that the City of St. George enters into with the State of Utah and deals with the State Homeland Security Program (SHSP) for grant funding and equipment received through this grant program.  The City has received approximately $12,000 - $15,000 this year and will receive approximately $20,000 FY 2020. this includes both the fire and police departments participating in this grant program and have done so for the past several years.  Staff recommends approval.   c.    Consider approval of the financial report for September, 2019.   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 19.29%. Some predominant revenues leading the way are general sales tax, building permits, and Class C Road Allotment.  The General Fund expenditures are at 20.87% of the budget year-to-date.  Departments are doing well to stay within their budgets and spend conservatively.  Staff recommends approval.   d.    Consider approval of a land exchange agreement between the City of St. George and Dixie Technical College for parcels at Tech Ridge.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  Dixie Technical College desires to exchange a 1.24-acre parcel located to the south of the Dixie Tech campus for a 1.24-acre City-owned parcel located to the west of the Dixie Tech campus.  Staff recommends approval.   e.    Consider approval of Settlement Agreement with Circle M, LLC regarding Quiet Title Action for the City to acquire title to Virgin River property.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The City desires to quiet title to property located in the Virgin River adjoining the Springs Pasture subdivision.  Circle M, LLC, owned by Michael and Michelle Oldroyd, holds title to property adjacent to the property subject to the quiet title action. The Circle M landowners have planted trees along the unowned property and this Settlement Agreement addresses the concessions they need the City to make for them to consent to the quiet title action. Under this agreement the City will be obligated to notify Circle M if it ever intends to remove the specified trees between 1450 S and the Circle M Property and would be required to move the irrigation head gate if the City ever intends to widen the road at that location.  In exchange, Circle M is consenting to the quiet title action in favor of the City. Staff recommends approval.   f.     Consider approval of Settlement Agreement with Ray and Debra Draper regarding a Quiet Title Action and for the City to acquire title to property along the Virgin River.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  Ray & Debra Draper have filed a Quiet Title Action seeking to quiet title to a parcel of property in Washington County. The City claims an interest in the property with regards to an easement that crosses the property and with regard to flood mitigation efforts undertaken by the City in conjunction with the Washington County Flood Authority. Under this Settlement Agreement the City agrees to not contest the Quiet Title Action in exchange for preservation of the easement and the Drapers agree to transfer to the City a portion of the property closest to the Virgin River to protect its flood mitigation efforts.  Staff recommends approval.     g.    Consider approval to extend the 2019 St. George Streetfest sponsorship for ARTS, Inc. by two (2) months beginning November 1, 2019 through December 6, 2019.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  Sponsorship was originally approved by City Council for eight (8) months, Mar-Oct 2019.   St. George Streetfest organizers are requesting that the City extend its sponsorship of the 1st Friday event held downtown through Nov-Dec 2019, at the same level it has sponsored for Mar-Oct 2019.  The sponsorship request includes: 1) Street closure on Tabernacle (Main-100 West); 2) Sponsorship of $1,000 per month; 3) Fee waiver for Special Event & Alcohol permit fees; 4) Support of local law enforcement; 5) Promotion on City's website and digital billboards; and 6) Access to power on Tabernacle for Food Trucks and vendors.  Staff recommends approval.   3.            Public hearing and consideration to vacate a portion of Ridge Top Drive.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This request is to consider approval of vacating a portion of Ridge Top Drive.  The roadway infrastructure for this portion of roadway has not been built and it only exists on paper.  The roadway is located west and wouth of the Dixie Tech property; zoning is OS.   4.            Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance to vacate a public utilities and drainage easement located at Dixie Technical College.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This request is in conjunction with the roadway vacation; it is to vacate the entire public utility easement located on the Dixie Tech parcel and then re-dedicate new easements within the new Dixie Tech property as the property lines are changing.  This is located at Dixie Technical College on Tech Ridge Drive.   5.            Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance annexing approximately 212.679 acres located near the Utah/Arizona border, in Washington County.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The applicants are requesting to annex the property into the City.  The Council passed a resolution accepting the annexation petition on August 15, 2019.  The public hearing and ordinance are the next step in the annexation process.  Public notices have been given and published in accordance with state law.  Staff recommends approval.   6.            Consider an ordinance amending the general plan to add the Moderate Income Housing (MIH) Element.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The Moderate Income Housing (MIH) Plan will help to define and understand the challenges that come with providing attainable housing in the City of St. George.  The proposed plan outlines the data, goals, and strategies moving forward to address the MIH in the City. The Planning Commission recommends approval.   7.            Consider approval of an amended preliminary plat for a 51-lot residential subdivision called Sentieri Canyon @ Divario.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This subdivision was approved as a fifty (50) lot residential in May of 2018.  Developer is proposing to add one lot to an area shown as open space on the original approved preliminary plat.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   8.            Consider approval of a preliminary plat for a 1-lot subdivision for a future Elementary School called Aspen Estates Elementary subdivision.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The Washington County School District is proposing to construct an elementary school on this site.  The site is located at approximately 3330 East and 2930 South.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   9.            Consider a request for a hillside development permit to allow development of "Cascata @ Divario" generally located west of the intersection of Sunbrook Drive and Plantations Drive.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  On June 19, 2019, the HSRB (Hillside Review Board) made a site visit to look at three (3) planning areas; PA-12, PA-13, & PA-14 in the proposed Divario residential development (formerly called the 'Lakes').  On this City Council agenda specifically is PA-14 now called "Cascata @ Divario."  This is a request to approve a hillside permit for this area to accompany a PPA (Preliminary Plat Amendment) now ready for review and consideration on this same agenda.  The Planning Commission recommended approval with the condition that a significant rock feature be preserved.   10.        Consider approval of an amended preliminary plat for an 84-lot residential subdivision to be known as Cascata at Divario (PA-14).   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This request is amending the name and layout of the approved preliminary plat originally called Rosalia Ridge.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   11.        Appointments to Boards and Commissions of the City.   12.        Reports from Mayor, Councilmembers, and City Manager.   13.        Request a closed session to discuss litigation, property acquisition or sale or the character and professional competence or physical or mental health of an individual.   14.        Adjourn.         ________________________________              ______________________________ Christina Fernandez, City Recorder                    Date   REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION:  The City of St. George will make efforts to provide reasonable accommodations to disabled mem...


City Council Meeting Agenda Agenda 02/06/2020:
NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ST. GEORGE, WASHINGTON COUNTY, UTAH   Public Notice   Public notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of St. George, Washington County, Utah, will hold a regular meeting in the City Council Chambers, 175 East 200 North, St. George, Utah, on Thursday, February 6, 2020 commencing at 5:00 p.m.   The agenda for the meeting is as follows:   Call to Order                                                                                                  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 reimbursement agreement with the Washington County Flood Control Authority for Ft. Pierce Wash Maintenance Project.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This agreement is for reimbursement from the Washington County Flood Control Authority up to the amount of $437,500 for the Ft. Pierce Wash Maintenance Project.  $237,000 in FY 20, and $200,000 in FY 2021-2024 ($50,000/yr).  Staff recommends approval.   b.    Consider approval of the financial report for December 2019.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The City has completed 6 months or 50.00% of the fiscal year. In relation to that, the General Fund revenues are at 48.27%. Some predominant revenues affecting the overall revenue percentages are Property Taxes (72.22%), General Sales Tax (50.49%), Building Permits (77.88%), Class C Road allotment (52.27%), and Airport revenues (49.41%).  The General Fund expenditures are at 43.73% of the budget year-to-date. There are some departments that are over their YTD budgets, but most of these are typical for this point in the year. Overall departments are doing well to stay within their budgets. Staff recommends approval.     c.    Consider approval of a lease agreement with Lowney Holdings LLC for property located at 320 East 600 South.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This is a lease agreement with JMI to lease the property located at 320 East 600 South as temporary offices for Legal, City Administration, and Human Resources during the remodel and expansion of City Hall. It includes a 12-month term with an automatic, month-to-month renewal up to 6 months. The monthly lease rate is $11,000 and includes CAMs but not utilities. We will have to perform minor remodeling inside to accommodate the uses of our departments. If approved, we will take occupancy on February 15, 2020.  Staff recommends approval.   d.    Consider approval of a lease agreement with JMI for property located at 275 East St. George Boulevard.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This is a lease agreement with JMI to lease the property located at 275 East St. George Boulevard as temporary offices for Community Development, Administrative Services, and Public Works Departments during the remodel and expansion of City Hall. It includes an 18-month term that can be terminated early with 60 days notice without penalty. The monthly lease rate is $11,591.67 and includes CAMs but not utilities and property tax. We will have to perform minor remodeling inside to accommodate the uses of our departments. If approved, we will take occupancy on March 1, 2020.  Staff recommends approval.   e.    Consider approval of a Joint Cooperation Statement Regarding Use of Natural Gas and Energy Efficiency.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This is an agreement to cooperate with Dominion Energy to promote energy efficiency and reducing air pollution by using natural gas and natural gas products.  Staff recommends approval with changes made by the Legal Department.   3.            Consider approval of a request to sponsor the St. George Streetfest for A.R.T.S. Inc. on the 1st Friday of each month from March through December 2020.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This event series is held on the 1st Friday of each month (March 20, 2020 through December 4, 2020) on Tabernacle Street between Main Street and 100 West, with a beer garden inside Green Gate Village. The sponsorship request includes: 1) Setup big stage; 2) Fee waivers for: a) Special Event Permit ($150/day), b) Alcohol License ($500/yr), c) Local Consent ($50/day), d) Encroachment ($255/day), e) 4 Police Officers ($55/hr), f) Sub-License Fees ($5 each); 3) No Parking signs on Thursday nights; 4) $2000/day; 5) Extra 50 amp power with spider box, and 6) Two events may also close Main Street between 79 North and Tabernacle.  Staff recommends approval of this sponsorship request, with the condition that a special event application is approved.   4.            Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance vacating a public utility easement located between lots 439 and 442 of Foremaster Ridge Phase 4 Amended and approval to merge said lots together into one lot.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This request is to vacate the public utility easement located between lots 439 and 442 and approval to merge said lots together into one lot located at 1682 East 180 South Street; zoning is R-1-8.  The JUC recommended approval.   5.            Consider approval of an ordinance amending the PD-C zone located at 120 West 1470 South by adding "adolescent stabilization facility" to the approved use list for this site.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This is a zone change amendment (ZCA) request to add ‘adolescent stabilization facility’ to the previously approved ‘use list’ at this location. According to the applicant this use would provide care and treatment (not to exceed 30 days) (not to exceed 50 beds) for adolescent suicide prevention, depression, anxiety, drug overdose, and other mental disorders. Per the applicant this is similar to a specialized adolescent psychiatric hospital.  The Planning Commission recommended approval with conditions.   6.            Consider approval of an ordinance amending the general plan from LDR (Low Density Residential) to PO (Professional Office) on approximately 3.0 acres located at 2046 North Tuweap Drive.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This an existing facility (Ted Warthen Center) which has operated for many years within a surrounding residential community.  The facility was originally built as a hospice center; however, the most recent use was as an assisted living facility.  The CUP expired after more than a year of non-operation and the zoning ordinance no longer allows a CUP to be requested.  Staff generally supports the GPA, but feels if approved, then careful selection will be required when selecting ‘uses’ compatible with the area with a future zone change application.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   7.            Consider approval of an ordinance amending the general plan from MDR (Medium Density Residential) to COM (Commercial) on approximately 6.72 acres generally located west of River Road near the intersection of 2800 South Street and River Road.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  A general plan amendment was approved by Council for Case No. 2019-GPA-005 on June 6, 2019 for this same location.  At that time, the approval was to amend the general plan from FP (Flood Plain) and MDR (Medium Density Residential) to COM (Commercial) on approximately 2.85 acres and MDR (Medium Density Residential) on approximately 6.72 acres.   This current request is to change the MDR area (6.72 acres) into COM resulting in a total of approximately 9.57 acres of commercial land use.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   8.            Consider an ordinance changing the general plan from COM (Commercial) and LDR (Low Density Residential) land use designations to MDR (Medium Density Residential) and move a portion of the currently designated MDR (Medium Density Residential) to COM (Commercial); property is generally located south of Canyon View Drive and southwest of Dixie Drive.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  In 2018, the applicant applied for a General Plan amendment on the subject property.  That request was granted and changed the land use from low density to a mix of commercial, medium density and low density.  The applicant is proposing to amend the land use again not to introduce a new category but to reconfigure the mix of commercial and residential along Dixie Drive and a future right-of-way. The Planning Commission recommended approval.   9.            Consider an ordinance for a zone change amendment to the Desert Color PD-R (Planned Development Residential) to develop phase 4 of Auburn Hills in the Desert Color development.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The fourth phase of Auburn Hills will include 59 multi-family, townhome units. Phase 4 is located inside the boundary of phase three which is approximately 18.57 acres and will have 57 single family homes. If we look at Auburn Hills all together as a unit, the density is approximately 10.42 units per acre.  Planning Commission recommended approval of the application with the following comments and conditions: 1) A detailed landscape plan will need to be submitted with the construction drawings; 2)  All units will meet the required parking standards whether on street or on site; and 3) Future elevations will need to be submitted and approved through a separate approval process.   10.        Consider a request for a hillside development permit to allow a revision of a previously approved hillside permit; this revision is to allow a storm water line and a water line to travel from the top of Tech Ridge mesa down (in a previously disturbed path - scar) to  intercept "Cloud Drive" and continue down to Black Ridge Cove (subdivision) and to terminate in the vicinity of Indian Hills Drive.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This is a request for a revision to a previously approved Hillside Development Permit (Case 2018-HS-003) which allows development of a west access road (“Cloud Drive”) for the “Tech Ridge Development.” The purpose of this revision is to allow the storm water and water utilities from the Black Ridge Cove development (subdivision) for Tech Ridge to travel in a different route.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   11.        Consider approval of a preliminary plat for Auburn Hills Phase 4, a 59-lot residential subdivision located in the Desert Color development.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This preliminary plat is part of the Desert Color development.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   12.        Consider approval of a preliminary plat for Blue Heron Estates, a 22-lot residential subdivision located at approximately 1965 South 3000 East.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This property is located at approximately 1965 South between 3000 East and 3210 East.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   13.        Consider for approval an ordinance regulating the design, location and construction of small wireless facilities in public-rights-of-way.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The City recognizes a need to regulate the design, location, and construction of wireless communication facilities in public rights-of-way. This ordinance is to regulate the use of public rights-of-way by wireless communication providers related to small wireless communication facilities to the extent allowed by law to promote and protect public health, safety and welfare.  Staff recommends approval.   14.        Consider approval of an ordinance adopting Title 4, Chapter 10 of City Code Health, Safety and Property Maintenance.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  Provisions in this ordinance were previously in Title 10 and are being relocated to Title 4, Chapter 10.  In addition, modifications are being proposed as outlined in the draft ordinances.  Staff recommends approval.   15.        Consider approval of an ordinance amending and enacting Title 7, Chapter 6, Airport, of City Code bringing it current with state and federal law and to repeal the advisory board provisions.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  These changes are to remove some outdated requirements and bring the ordinance into compliance with the current law as well as with current practices.  For example, the current ordinance allows the city manager to issue a citation.  State law no longer allows this so the item needs to be removed from the ordinance.  Another example is the airport advisory board has not been used for some time so the provision needs to be removed from the ordinance.  Staff recommends approval.   16.        Consider approval of an ordinance increasing the fees for cat adoption at the St. George Animal Shelter.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The Animal Shelter collects fees when animals are adopted to cover various costs associated with licensing and other administrative processes.  The shelter staff now includes a micro-chip for cats that are adopted and is seeking to increase the adoption fees to cover the costs associated with that service.  Currently the fees are $40.00 per cat, which does not cover the cost for the micro-chip.  This will assist in identifying a stray animal's owner.  Staff recommends a $10.00 dollar increase in the cat adoption fees to compensate for the cost of the chip.   17.        Consider approval of a resolution appointing representatives to serve on the Administrative Control Board of Washington County Special Service District No. 1.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  Mayor Pike and the Council Members sit on the Administrative Control Board of Washington County Special Service District No. 1.  A resolution is needed to remove Council Members Bowcutt, Arial and Baca and to appoint Council Members Smethurst, McArthur and Larkin to the Board.  Staff recommends approval.   18.        Consider approval of purchase and sale agreement with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints for the sale of City owned property located at 400 South Street.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This sale is for 1.091-acre portion of property located at 400 South street, between 200 East Street and 300 East Street, St. George. Purchase price is $312,500.00.  Staff recommends approval.   19.        Appointments to Boards and Commissions of the City.   20.        Reports from Mayor, Councilmembers, and City Manager.   21.        Request a closed session to discuss litigation, property acquisition or sale or the character and professional competence or physical or mental health of an individual.         ________________________________              ______________________________ Christina Fernandez, City Recorder                    Date   REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION:  The City of St. George will make efforts to provide reasonable accommodations to disabled mem...


City Council Meeting Agenda Agenda 08/06/2020:
NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ST. GEORGE, WASHINGTON COUNTY, UTAH   Public Notice   Public notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of St. George, Washington County, Utah, will hold a regular meeting at the St. George City Offices located at 175 East 200 North, St. George, Utah, on Thursday, August 6, 2020 commencing at 5:00 p.m.   The meeting will also 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/99122877772 or by calling one of the following phone numbers:   Meeting ID: 991 2287 7772One tap mobile+16699006833,,99122877772# US (San Jose)+12532158782,,99122877772# US (Tacoma)Dial by your location        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)        +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)        +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)Meeting ID: 991 2287 7772Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/ac2Mg7i9gx   Instructions for participation will be given at the onset of the meeting.    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 to award bid to Interstate Rock Products for Chip Seal Aggregate.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  Chip seal is a lower cost surface treatment that preserves pavement. The City uses a 1/4" basalt chip that reduces the vibration for bicyclists and stays darker so striping is more visible. The chip seal oil seals the pavement surface and cracks, further increasing the longevity of the pavement.  This was a formal bid and one (1) bid was received.  Staff recommends approval in the amount of $141,250.   b.    Consider approval to award bid to Feller Enterprises for the 3000 east and 1450 south intersection improvements project.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This project is for the widening of the intersection at 3000 East and 1450 South.  This was a formal bid and three (3) bids were received.  Staff recommends approval in the amount of $147,224.   c.    Consider approval to award bid to Progressive Contracting for the 700 South and 200 East Traffic Signal project.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  For the installation of a traffic signal at 700 South and 200 East.  This was a formal bid and two (2) bids were received.  Staff recommends approval in the amount of $142,814.   d.    Consider award of the St. George Regional Water Reclamation Facility 2020 Expansion Project to Sletten Construction Company.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  Bids for the SGRWRF 2020 Expansion Project were received from three pre-qualified contractors.  Sletten Construction Company was the low bidder with a price of $36,630,550.  The other bids ranged from about $40M to $48.6M.  The City has secured a bond for the project and is in a position to award the bid.  Staff recommends approval.   e.    Consider approval of a Professional Services Agreement with Bowen, Collins, & Associates for construction related engineering services of the St. George Regional Water Reclamation Facility 2020 Expansion Project.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This Professional Services Agreement (PSA) is for the construction related engineering services of the SGRWRF 2020 Expansion Project.  Construction of this project includes retrofitting the existing oxidation ditches with diffused air bubblers, construction of a blower facility, and construction of two final clarifiers.  It is anticipated that construction of this project will take three (3) years.  Staff recommends approval.   f.     Consider approval of a Professional Services Agreement with Alliance Consulting for the Virgin River South Trail Project.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This trail will extend north along the east side of the Virgin River from the existing trail at Bloomington Park to just past I-15 where it will connect to the existing trail.  Staff recommends approval.   g.    Consider approval of a Professional Services Agreement with McFarland-Johnson, Inc. for the Airport Master Plan.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The City received the AIP 34 Grant from the FAA for the Master Plan at the airport. This agreement is for professional services from the McFarland-Johnson consulting firm which has the necessary expertise and knowledge for master planning airport areas and facilities. This agreement is for $990,192.65 and will be paid 100% by the AIP-34 Grant.  Staff recommends approval.   h.    Consider approval of a Cooperative Agreement with UDOT for the Bluff Street Pedestrian Tunnel.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The proposed Bluff Street Pedestrian Tunnel is located directly south of the Bluff Street intersection at Main Street and will provide an underground connection between the existing trails on each side of Bluff Street. The project is budgeted for $2,100,000 with UDOT and the City splitting the costs 50/50.  The City’s portion will be paid through the Transportation Improvement Fund. Staff recommends approval   i.     Consider approval of a new Hangar Lease with 53 Golf, LLC on Lot 53G at the Airport.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The hangar on lot 53G has been sold by the previous owner to 53 Golf, LLC (Josh Morales). As such, Mr. Morales is requesting a new hangar lease with the City on this location.  Staff recommends approval.   j.     Consider approval of a Grant Agreement with the FTA (UT-2020-011-00).   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  A grant agreement has been prepared and finalized with the FTA for reimbursement of transit operations and a bus replacement. The total amount in the agreement is $1,748,028 and is broken down as follows:  Operations from approx. Sept 2019 to Jan 2020 for a reimbursement amount of $399,014 (50/50 local match is $399,014, already expended), and Bus Replacement reimbursement amount of $807,500 (85/15 local match of $142,500 to be reimbursed after purchase of bus).  Staff recommends approval.   k.    Consider approval of a Grant Agreement with the FTA (UT-2020-013-00).   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This grant agreement consists of funds from the federal CARES Act. The grant agreement includes funds for operations ($2,900,710) and capital purchases ($360,000 for bus camera replacements, electric bus charging station, and two paratransit vans replacements and associated ADA up-fit equipment). This grant is 100% funded through the CARES Act funds with no local match.  Staff recommends approval.         l.     Consider approval of the Agreement to Purchase Real Property to purchase a total of 1.9 acres located at 116 West, 148 West, and 176 West St. George Boulevard.    BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The City intends to purchase a total of 1.9 acres located at 116 West, 148 West, and 176 West St. George Boulevard for $2,700,000.  The parcels are adjacent to property currently owned by the City and will be included in future downtown redevelopment activities.  Staff recommends approval.   m.  Consider approval of a Professional Service Agreement with Lewis Young Robertson & Burningham, Inc., for Community Reinvestment, Tax Increment and Economic Development Consulting services for the Tech Ridge Community Reinvestment Project Area.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This Professional Services Agreement (PSA) is to assist in evaluating and creating a Community Reinvestment Area (CRA) for the Tech Ridge Development. The process includes completing a preliminary tax increment analysis and economic forecast, coordinating the development of a project area plan and budget, and negotiating with other taxing entities for participation in the CRA. It is anticipated this process will take 4-6 months.  Staff recommends approval.   n.    Consider approval of the minutes from the meetings held on May 28, 2020; June 18, 2020; July 9, 2020 (regular and work meetings); and July 16, 2020.   3.            Public hearing and consider approval of the Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) application and interlocal agreement.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The Police Department has submitted a grant application to the Bureau of Justice Assistance for the 2020 Byrne Memorial JAG program.  The $18,704 grant award will be used to purchase compact mobile equipment assigned to motor officers for active shooter response and for training funds.  JAG funds will be used to fund training opportunities needed for officers.  Staff recommends approval.   4.            Public Hearing and consideration of an amended final subdivision plat for Pine View Commercial Center Subdivision 3rd Amended by vacating Lots 10 and 11 and their associated easements.  These lots will be added to Lot 2 of Mill Creek Commercial Center 3rd Amended and Extended.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This request is to vacate Lots 10 & 11 from the Pine View Commercial Center Subdivision 3rd Amended subdivision plat.  These Lots will be added to the southwest corner of Lot 2, Mill Creek Commercial Center 3rd Amended and Extended subdivision plat.  This is to expand parking at Costco; This is located at the northeast corner of the intersection at 2860 East Street and Panther Way; zoning is C-3.  The Joint Utility Commission recommended approval.         5.            Public Hearing and consideration of an amended final subdivision plat for Mill Creek Commercial Center 3rd Amended and Extended by vacating public utility easements at the southwest corner of Lot 2 and by adding Lots 10 & 11 of  Pine View Commercial Center Subdivision 3rd Amended to Lot 2 of said Mill Creek Commercial Center plat.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This request is to vacate public utility easements at the southwest corner of Lot 2, Mill Creek Commercial Center 3rd Amended and Extended and to add Lots 10 & 11 from the Pine View Commercial Center Subdivision 3rd Amended into Lot 2.  This is to expand parking at Costco, located at 835 North 3050 East Street; zoning is C-3.  The Joint Utility Commission recommended approval.   6.            Consider an appeal of a decision of the Shade Tree Board to deny the removal of trees on St. George Boulevard that are protected by ordinance.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  JMI has requested approval to remove shade trees at 275 East St. George Boulevard at the old "Spectrum" newspaper location.  These trees are protected by ordinance.  JMI appeared before the Shade Tree Commission in June to seek approval to remove the trees and replace them with a different species for visibility.  The Shade Tree Board voted unanimously to deny the removal.    7.            Consider approval of an ordinance to revise portions of Title 10 of the St. George City Code as it relates to parking and setbacks in the PD-C (Planned Development Commercial), PD-MU (Planned Development Mixed Use), and C-4 Zones.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  There are inconsistencies with the parking and setback standards in the PD-C, PD-MU, and C-4 Zones in the Central Business District. This application is intended to make the necessary changes to make all three Zones consistent.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   8.            Consider approval of an ordinance changing the zone from C-4 to PD-C (Planned Development Commercial) on property located on the north-east corner of Tabernacle and 100 East.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The County has been in their current building for many years and is now proposing a zone change amendment to facilitate construction of a new building. The building will be placed on the north-east corner of Tabernacle and 100 East.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   9.            Consider approval of an ordinance amending the general plan from GC (Golf Course) to LDR (Low Density Residential) on approximately 0.58 acres located on the south side of Bloomington Drive East at approximately 2800 South.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The subject property is located between existing homes along Bloomington Drive East adjacent to the Bloomington Country Club Golf Course.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.     10.        Consider approval of a preliminary plat for Desert Reserve Phase 2, a 6-lot residential subdivision located on the south side of Desert Canyons Parkway at approximately Desert Canyons Parkway and 4000 East.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This preliminary plat is located on the south side of Desert Canyons Parkway at approximately Desert Canyons Parkway and 4000 East.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   11.        Consider approval of an ordinance amending Title 9, Chapter 14.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This amendment brings the Stormwater Ordinance into compliance with a recent update to the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) permit to the city. The significant change is the requirement that new development retain stormwater runoff on-site or use other methods to reduce pollution from runoff. To assist developers with the new regulation, DEQ created "A Guide to Low Impact Development within Utah."  St. George, Ivins, Santa Clara and Washington have collectively developed a manual to facilitate compliance for developers. These manuals can be viewed at https://bit.ly/39FX19r and are referenced in the ordinance revision.  Staff recommends approval.   12.        Consider approval of a transfer of property at City View project back to the developer.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The strip of property between the south apartment building and Green Gate originally was to be a pedestrian paseo.   With the renovation of the Main Street Alley, this area is no longer needed as city property.   This will place it on tax rolls and relieve the City from maintenance.  Staff recommends approval.   13.        Appointments to Boards and Commissions of the City.   14.        Reports from Mayor, Councilmembers, and City Manager.   15.        Request a closed session to discuss litigation, property acquisition or sale or the character and professional competence or physical or mental health of an individual.         ________________________________              ______________________________ Christina Fernandez, City Recorder                    Date   REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION:  The City of St. George will make efforts to provide reasonable accommodations to disabled mem...


City Council Meeting Agenda Agenda 03/05/2020:
NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ST. GEORGE, WASHINGTON COUNTY, UTAH   Public Notice   Public notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of St. George, Washington County, Utah, will hold a regular meeting in the City Council Chambers, 175 East 200 North, St. George, Utah, on Thursday, March 5, 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 Bonneville Builders for the construction of the parking structure at City Hall.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  Six (6) general contractors were pre-qualified for the parking structure project and City Hall; five (5) bids were received. The low bidder was Bonneville Builders at $1,745,139 followed by Hughes General Contractors $1,872,000, Bud Mahas $1,875,000, Zwick Construction $1,878,202, and Westland Construction $2,160,000.  The estimated construction cost of the project was $1,546,066. This project is funded through the Capital Project fund. We plan to budget for the difference between the estimate and the actual cost in the FY 2020 budget.  Staff recommends awarding the bid to Bonneville Builders in the amount of $1,754,139.   b.    Consider award of bid to Feller Enterprises for the Tonaquint Sewer Project.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This project will increase the size of the sewer line near the Southgate Golf Clubhouse and replace the 8" line with a 12" main and move it out of the golf course and into Tonaquint Drive.  This was a formal bid and two (2) bids were received.  Staff recommends awarding the bid to Feller Enterprises in the amount of $613,960.   c.    Consider approval of an agreement allowing access to public ways with FirstDigital Telecom, LLC.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  FirstDigital Telecom, LLC owns and operates a business using fiber-optic cables that they either own or lease that are connected in a facilities network to provide internet access to customers. FirstDigital desires to expand its business within the City which will require expansion of their facilities network.  This agreement identifies the terms which will allow FirstDigital the nonexclusive right to install and maintain fiber-optic cables within the Public Ways as part of the facilities network. This agreement is similar to the previous telecommunication agreements the City has with other utility companies.  Staff recommends approval.   d.    Consider approval of a new Hangar Lease with Southwest General Aviation, LLC on Lot 58J.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The hangar on lot 58J has been sold by Antares Air, LLC (Mark Turner) to Southwest General Aviation, LLC (Derek Frieden, manager). Southwest General Aviation is requesting to enter into a hangar lease with the City for use of the hangar lot.  Staff recommends approval.   e.    Consider approval of a new Hangar Lease with Scott Spencer on Lot 58D.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The hangar on lot 58D, formerly owned by Stephen Lemmon, was sold to Scott Spencer. Mr. Spencer has requested to enter into a lease agreement with the City for use of the hangar lot.  Staff recommends approval.   f.     Consider approval of the minutes from the meetings held on November 14, 2019, January 16, 2020, February 6, 2020, February 13, 2020, February 20, 2020, and February 27, 2020.   3.            CONSIDERATION FOR ADOPTION OF A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ST. GEORGE, UTAH, AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE AND SALE OF NOT MORE THAN $45,000,000 AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF WASTEWATER TREATMENT REVENUE BONDS, SERIES 2020; AND RELATED MATTERS.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ST. GEORGE, UTAH (THE “ISSUER”), AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE AND SALE OF NOT MORE THAN $45,000,000 AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF SEWER REVENUE BONDS, SERIES 2020; FIXING THE MAXIMUM AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF THE BONDS, THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF YEARS OVER WHICH THE BONDS MAY MATURE, THE MAXIMUM INTEREST RATE WHICH THE BONDS MAY BEAR, AND THE MAXIMUM DISCOUNT FROM PAR AT WHICH THE BONDS MAY BE SOLD; DELEGATING TO CERTAIN OFFICERS OF THE ISSUER THE AUTHORITY TO APPROVE THE FINAL TERMS AND PROVISIONS OF THE BONDS WITHIN THE PARAMETERS SET FORTH HEREIN; PROVIDING FOR THE PUBLICATION OF A NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AND BONDS TO BE ISSUED; PROVIDING FOR THE RUNNING OF A CONTEST PERIOD AND SETTING OF A PUBLIC HEARING DATE; AUTHORIZING AND APPROVING THE EXECUTION OF AN INDENTURE, A PRELIMINARY OFFICIAL STATEMENT, AN OFFICIAL STATEMENT, A BOND PURCHASE AGREEMENT, AND OTHER DOCUMENTS REQUIRED IN CONNECTION THEREWITH; AUTHORIZING THE TAKING OF ALL OTHER ACTIONS NECESSARY TO THE CONSUMMATION OF THE TRANSACTIONS CONTEMPLATED BY THIS RESOLUTION; AND RELATED MATTERS.  Staff recommends approval.   4.            Consider approval of an Ordinance repealing 5-3-4 of City code, Loitering.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  Loitering laws across the country have been challenged on constitutional grounds.  The actions which cause concerns can be addressed by other laws and ordinances.  Staff recommends approval.   5.            Consider approval of an ordinance for a PD-AP (Planned Development Administrative Professional) zone change amendment to develop Lots 2 and 3 of the Dinosaur Professional Park subdivision on approximately 2.64 acres generally located on Riverside Drive northeast of 2200 East Street.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This is to develop a professional office building for "Family Healthcare Clinic." This PD-AP zone change amendment is a request to approve the layout of the combined Lots 2 and 3 (to be legally merged); the site plan, the architectural design, materials and colors board, 2-D elevations, colored 3-D rendering, narrative, etc. The Planning Commission recommended approval.   6.            Consider approval of an ordinance changing the zone from A-1 (Agriculture) to RE-37.5 (Residential Estate 37,500 sq. ft. minimum lot size) on approximately 5.75 acres for Monte Vista Estates, generally located at the intersection of 3210 East and 2000 South Street.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This is a request to change the zoning to allow future development of Monte Vista Estates.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   7.            Consider approval of an ordinance changing the zone from C2 to R2 on approximately 0.25 acres located at 70 West 700 South.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The owners are Keith and Bonnie Bracken who wish the property to be rented as a single-family residence. It has been used as a commercial business site, but the owners want to change the C2 zone into R2 which will allow the residential use. The Planning Commission recommended approval.   8.            Consider approval of an ordinance for a General Plan Amendment from OS (Open Space) and COM (Commercial) land use designations to HDR (High Density Residential) and areas of OS (Open Space) to COM (Commercial) generally located west of Bluff Street at approximately 300 West and 900 South.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The proposed change would maintain open space on portions of the property over 40% slope and would allow high density residential and commercial development on the other portions of the property.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   9.            Consider approval of an ordinance for a zone change from OS (Open Space) to PD-R (Planned Development Residential) on property generally located at 3174 South Bloomington Drive.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  Approval of the requested zone change would allow the construction of four multifamily buildings on the subject site.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   10.        Consider a conditional use permit to allow development of Building 200, a single-story building on Lot 4 in the Commerce Point commercial subdivision located at approximately 1300 South Hilton Drive (a part of the overall Commerce Point subdivision located at the intersection of Bluff Street and Black Ridge Drive).   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This is for a proposed restaurant with a duel drive thru. The Planning Commission recommended approval.   11.        Consider approval of a preliminary plat for Auburn Hills Phase 5, a 12-lot residential subdivision located within the Desert Color development.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This preliminary plat is located within the Desert Color development between Claystone Drive and Copperstone Drive on the north and south and between Scarlet Hill Drive and Adobe Sun Drive on the east and west.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   12.        Consider approval of a preliminary plat for Auburn Hills Phases 9-11, a 32-lot residential subdivision located within the Desert Color development.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This preliminary plat is located within the Desert Color development at the intersection of Ruby Drive and Firelight Drive. The Planning Commission recommended approval.   13.        Consider approval of a preliminary plat for Auburn Hills Phases 12-13, 24-lot residential subdivision located within the Desert Color development.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This preliminary plat is located within the Desert Color development at the intersection of Firesky Drive and Amber Ridge Drive.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   14.        Consider approval of a preliminary plat for D&D Commercial Subdivision, a 5-lot commercial subdivision located at the southwest corner of the intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Westridge Drive.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This preliminary plat is located at the southwest corner of the intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Westridge Drive.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.       15.        Consider approval of a preliminary plat for Sage Canyon Phases 12-16, an 87-lot residential subdivision located within the Southern Hills development, north of the Southern Parkway and east of River Road.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This subdivision is located in the Southern Hills development north of Southern Parkway and east of River Road.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   16.        Consider approval of a preliminary plat for Sand Ridge Phases 3-5, a 62-lot residential subdivision located within the Southern Hills development, north of the Southern Parkway and east of River Road.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This preliminary plat is located within the Southern Hills development north of Southern Parkway and east of River Road. The Planning Commission recommended approval.   17.        Consider approval of an amended preliminary plat for Crimson Vistas Subdivision, 95-lot residential subdivision located at the intersection of 3000 East and 2000 South.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This is an amended preliminary plat located at the intersection of 3000 East and 2000 South.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   18.        Appointments to Boards and Commissions of the City.   19.        Reports from Mayor, Councilmembers, and City Manager.   20.        Request a closed session to discuss litigation, property acquisition or sale or the character and professional competence or physical or mental health of an individual.         ________________________________              ______________________________ Christina Fernandez, City Recorder                    Date   REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION:  The City of St. George will make efforts to provide reasonable accommodations to disabled mem...


City Council Meeting Agenda Agenda 07/12/2018:
NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ST. GEORGE, WASHINGTON COUNTY, UTAH   Public Notice   Public notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of St. George, Washington County, Utah, will hold a regular meeting in the City Council Chambers, 175 East 200 North, St. George, Utah, on Thursday, July 12, 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 approval of the minutes from the meetings held on: March 1, 2018; April 19, 2018; May 3, 2018 (work meeting); May 10, 2018; May 24, 2018; June 7, 2018; June 14, 2018; June 21, 2018; and June 28, 2018.   b.   Consider approval of a professional services agreement with Landmark Testing for the compaction and materials testing of the Commerce Drive Waterline project and the Riverside Drive Sewer Outfall Line Rehabilitation project.   BACKGROUND AND RECOMMENDATION:  The Water Services Department currently has two projects that require materials and soil compaction testing. These projects are the Commerce Drive waterline installation project and the Riverside Sewer Outfall Line project. The compaction testing is required to ensure that the trenches don't settle in the future.          c.   Consider approval of a Professional Services Agreement for the design of replacement culverts on Half-Way Wash under Dixie Drive near 540 North.   BACKGROUND AND RECOMMENDATION:  The existing circular metal culverts were installed nearly 40 years ago have corroded and need to be replaced. The needed replacement will likely be concrete box culverts, that will better convey floodwaters. The project will also facilitate a future trail crossing and extension along Half-Way Wash.  It is recommended that the design engineering contract be approved.   d.   Consider approval of a Fitness Service Passport Agreement with Optimum Health Care Solutions, LLC.     BACKGROUND AND RECOMMENDATION:  Optimum Health Care Solutions, LLC will provide memberships for their clients to use the Recreation Center, Sand Hollow Aquatic Center, and the Outdoor City Pool.  This will provide incentive for their clients to become more fit and active by reducing or eliminating the cost to use the facility.  The City may receive an increase in revenue and participation while the residents become more active and fit.  Recommend approval of the agreement.   e.   Consider approval of a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for solar.   BACKGROUND AND RECOMMENDATION:  A presentation was made to the Council at the June 28th work meeting discussing the Energy Services solar solicitation reviewed the option available for adding a solar resource to the portfolio.  Staff recommends approval of the PPA with Solimar Power Partners/Black Iron LLC.   f.   Consider approval to purchase a GE Power Upgrade from GE Packaged Power, LLC.   BACKGROUND AND RECOMMENDATION:  The purpose of this upgrade is to increase the power of the engine at the Millcreek Facility, which increases the output of the electric generator.  This provides an increased resource to provide adequate power to the public.  Recommend approval is the purchase was approved in the FY18-19 Budget.    g.   Consider approval of financing documents for Bloomington Solar.   BACKGROUND AND RECOMMENDATION:  As lease holder the City is being asked to approve the financing documents.  Department staff has met with City Attorney Shawn Guzman and both recommend approval of the attached documents.   3.            Consider approval of an ordinance vacating Lot 2 from the Hidden Valley Commercial Minor Subdivision final plat.   BACKGROUND AND RECOMMENDATION:  This request is to vacate Lot 2, Hidden Valley Commercial Minor Subdivision, a final subdivision plat located at 930 East Brigham Road; Zoning is PD-R (Planed Development Residential 5,000 SQ/FT minimum lot size) and PD-C (Planned Development Commercial/Manufacturing – all building shall not exceed 50% of the net lot or parcel acreage). The Planning Commission recommended approval on Feb. 6th and City Council approved this on Feb. 15th; however, it was not done as an ordinance and needs to be done now for recording purposes. 4.            Consider approval of a conditional use permit to allow living quarters for an on-site manager at the existing Allstar Storage facility located at 896 North Westridge.   BACKGROUND AND RECOMMENDATION:  A new 2-story building was approved for the site (through the Site Plan Review process).  The applicant, Karren Christie, is requesting to use the upper level for a manager’s unit, which requires a conditional use permit approval by City Council.  The building is approx. 28 ft, x 30 ft.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   5.            Consider approval of a conditional use permit to construct a detached residential RV garage that will exceed 15’ in height on property located at Lot 89 in the Meadow Valley Farms Phase 7 subdivision.   BACKGROUND AND RECOMMENDATION:  The applicant, Vincent Terry, is proposing to build a structure approximately 23’-1” to the midpoint of the roof (building height), thus necessitating the purpose of this conditional use permit request.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   6.            Consider approval of a conditional use permit to construct a new cell tower (UT022) near Airport Road on State Trust Lands (SITLA).   BACKGROUND:  Insite Towers is requesting to construct a new cell tower (UT022) above the airport.  The proposed cell tower is requested to be 48' in height, which is also FAA's height limitation.    7.            Consider approval of a conditional use permit to two (2) 30,000 gal. bulk propane tanks from the neighboring property at 3676 S 1700 E to the Warren yard at 3807 S 1600 E Circle for Amerigas; zoning is M-1 (Industrial).   BACKGROUND:  Bulk plants (Class 1 and 2 flammable liquids and gases) is a CUP in the M1 zoning district.  This is a request to relocate two (2) existing 30,000 gallon bulk propane tanks within Ft Pierce Industrial Park to this location.     8.            Consider approval of a building design conceptual site plan (BDCSP) for Nielson RV.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This request is for a BDCSP for a building expansion for Nielson RV on approximately 3.95 acres located at 341 East Sunland Drive; zoning is C-3 (General Commercial).    9.            Consider approval of a final plat for Fossil Hills Townhomes Phases 7&8.   BACKGROUND:  This request is to approve a final plat for a 16-lot residential subdivision located at approximately 1470 East 3180 South; zoning is PD-R (Planned Developmental Residential).   10.         Consider approval of a final plat for Kenworth Commercial Subdivision.   BACKGROUND:  This request is to approve a final plat for a 3-lot commercial subdivision located at the north end of Astragalus Drive; zoning is PD-C (Planned Development Commercial). 11.         Consider amending the final plat for Lot 6 & 7B of the Fort Pierce Industrial Park subdivision.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This request is to amend the final plat for Lot 6 & 7B of the Fort Pierce Industrial Park subdivision located at 3807 South 1600 East Circle; zoning is M-1 (Industrial).  The purpose of the amendment is to merge Lot 6 with Lot 7B.  Easements are not being vacated and will remain.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   12.         Consider amending the final plat for Lot 122 of The Cliffs of Snow Canyon – Plat C.   BACKGROUND:  This request is to amend the final plat for Lot 122 of The Cliffs of Snow Canyon – Plat C located at 3052 North Snow Canyon Parkway; zoning is PD-R (Planned Development Residential).  The purpose of the amendment is to allow for existing improvements to lot to be owned by the lot instead of the HOA.  This has been approved by the HOA board.   13.         Consider amending the final plat for Lot 159 of The Cliffs of Snow Canyon – Plat J.   BACKGROUND:  This request is to amend the final plat for Lot 159 of The Cliffs of Snow Canyon – Plat J located at 3052 North Snow Canyon Parkway; zoning is PD-R (Planned Development Residential).  The purpose of the amendment is to allow for existing improvements to lot to be owned by the lot instead of the HOA.  This has been approved by the HOA board.   14.         Consider approval of a preliminary plat for Crimson Meadows.   BACKGROUND:  This request is to approve a preliminary plat for Crimson Meadows, a 39-lot residential subdivision located at approximately 3000 East and Rasmussen Drive; zoning is RE-20 (Residential Estates 20,000 sq. ft. lot sizes).   15.         Appointments to Boards and Commissions of the City.   16.         Reports from Mayor, Councilmembers, and City Manager.   17.         Request a closed session to discuss litigation, property acquisition or sale or the character and professional competence or physical or mental health of an individual.   18.         Adjourn.                     NOTICE OF WORK MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ST. GEORGE, WASHINGTON COUNTY, UTAH   Public Notice   Public notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of St. George, Washington County, Utah, will hold a work meeting in the Administrative Conference Room, 175 East 200 North, St. George, Utah, on Thursday, July 12, 2018 commencing at approximately 6:00 p.m.   The agenda for the meeting is as follows:   1.         Discussion regarding law enforcement staffing at Dixie Regional Medical Center.         ________________________________                ______________________________ Christina Fernandez, City Recorder                     Date   REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION:  The City of St. George will make efforts to provide reasonable accommodations to disabled mem...


City Council Meeting Agenda Agenda 08/01/2019:
NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ST. GEORGE, WASHINGTON COUNTY, UTAH   Public Notice   Public notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of St. George, Washington County, Utah, will hold 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.        Appointments to Boards and Commissions of the City.   26.        Reports from Mayor, Councilmembers, and City Manager.   27.        Request a closed session to discuss litigation, property acquisition or sale or the character and professional competence or physical or mental health of an individual.   28.        Adjourn.             ________________________________              ______________________________ Christina Fernandez, City Recorder                    Date   REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION:  The City of St. George will make efforts to provide reasonable accommodations to disabled mem...


City Council Meeting Agenda Agenda 06/06/2019:
NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ST. GEORGE, WASHINGTON COUNTY, UTAH   Public Notice   Public notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of St. George, Washington County, Utah, will hold a regular meeting in the City Council Chambers, 175 East 200 North, St. George, Utah, on Thursday, June 6, 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 West Coast Code Consultants Inc. for plan review services for the Building Department.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The City utilizes three consultants for building and structural review for commercial building permits. This is a year-long Agreement that will enable the Building Department to send construction plans to Calder Richards, for its professional review and opinion, to ensure that the plans submitted by a developer comply with the Building Code.  These professional plan reviews enable City to process building permit applications more quickly.  The Building Department can elect to send a full set of plans for review by the consultant, or a structural review only.  Staff recommends approval.       b.            Consider approval of a Professional Services Agreement with Calder Richards Consulting Engineers, LLC for plan review services for the Building Department.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The City utilizes three consultants for building and structural review for commercial building permits. This is a year-long Agreement that will enable the Building Department to send construction plans to Calder Richards, for its professional review and opinion, to ensure that the plans submitted by a developer comply with the Building Code.  These professional plan reviews enable City to process building permit applications more quickly.  The Building Department can elect to send a full set of plans for review by the consultant, or a structural review only.  Staff recommends approval.   c.            Consider approval of a Professional Services Agreement with Sunrise Engineering for plan review and inspection services for the Building Department.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The City utilizes three consultants for building and structural review for commercial building permits. This is a year-long Agreement that will enable the Building Department to send construction plans to Calder Richards, for its professional review and opinion, to ensure that the plans submitted by a developer comply with the Building Code.  These professional plan reviews enable City to process building permit applications more quickly.  The Building Department can elect to send a full set of plans for review by the consultant, or a structural review only.  Staff recommends approval.   d.            Consider approval of an agreement with the State of Utah Aeronautical Operations Division for the Federal Grant AIP 30.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  With each federal grant, an agreement with the State is needed in order to disperse the reimbursement funds from the grant. This agreement provides the means for the State to receive the funds from FAA and to disperse the funds to the City for reimbursement of costs.  Staff recommends approval.   e.            Consider approval of a Reimbursement Agreement with the Washington County Flood Control Authority for sediment and debris removal from the Santa Clara River, upstream of the Sunbrook Golf Course maintenance crossing on the Santa Clara River.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This agreement with the Washington County Flood Control Authority is for reimbursement of costs to remove sediment and debris from the Santa Clara River upstream of the Sunbrook Golf Course Maintenance crossing on the Santa Clara River.  Staff recommends approval.       f.             Consider approval of a Reimbursement Agreement with the Washington County Flood Control Authority for improvements along the Virgin River near the Blackberry Court subdivision.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This agreement with the Washington County Flood Control Authority is for reimbursement of costs including land acquisition, flood control easement, environmental mitigation, and engineering and permitting, associated with flood control improvements along the Virgin River near the Blackberry Court subdivision.  This agreement does not pay for the cost of equipment personnel and materials to install flood protection improvements incurred by property owners in the vicinity.  Staff recommends approval.   g.            Consider approval of a Reimbursement Agreement for the White Dome Tank grading project with the Nature Conservancy District and an Amendment of Easement No. 1544.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The City obtained an easement from SITLA for the White Dome water tank and pipeline/access road.  As part of the easement agreement, the City was required to fence the entire tank site and pipeline/access road.  The City has recently graded the tank pad and access road.  Fencing the pipeline/access road would interfere with the trail system in the area, cutting off access to some of the established trails.  Instead of fencing the pipelne/access road, the City will reimburse the Nature Conservancy District for some improvements that have been made to the trail.  Staff recommends approval as this will save the City approximately $50,000 in fencing and does not negatively impact the waterline/access road.   h.            Consider approval of a Reimbursement Agreement with Quality Excavation for the installation of a waterline through the White Sands Subdivision Phase 6&7.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  A 16" diameter waterline is required in the near future for the White Dome Tank.  We have requested that the pipeline be installed as part of construction of the subdivision to eliminate the need of cutting and patching the streets soon.   Staff recommends approval.   i.             Consider approval of a purchase and sale agreement with Dino X LLC for the purchase of an easement needed for the installation of a traffic signal at Dinosaur Crossing and Mall Drive.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This agreement between the city and Dino X LLC is for the purchase of an easement necessary for the installation of a signal at the intersection of Dinosaur Crossing and Mall Drive.  Staff recommends approval.   j.             Consider approval of the financial report for April 2019.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  As of April 30, 2019, the City has completed ten months or 83.33% of the fiscal year.  The General Fund Revenues are at 79.21% or $58,516,501 of the budget.  The General Fund Expenditures are at 72.65% or $53,969,962 of the budget.  Departments continue to do well to stay within their budget, so thank you to the departments and their management.  Staff recommends approval.   k.            Consider approval of the minutes from the meetings held on April 18, 2019; May 2, 2019; May 9, 2019; May 16, 2019; May 23, 2019; and May 30, 2019.   3.            Public hearing to receive citizen input concerning the proposed Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Budget.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The City's Preliminary Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Budget was presented May 2, 2019 and has been available on the City's website and at the City Recorder's Office.  State Law requires the City to have at least one public hearing to receive citizen input before formally adopting the City's final annual fiscal budget, and also requires the budget be adopted on or before June 22nd.  The City will have two public hearings to take citizen input.  This is the first hearing and the second hearing will be on June 20, 2019.  No action is needed during the June 6, 2019 public hearing.  Official action to adopt the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Budget will be requested during the June 20, 2019 public hearing.   4.            Public hearing to review and take public comment regarding the proposed transfers from Enterprise (Business-type) Funds to Other Funds included in the recommended fiscal year 2019-2020 budget.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  General Fund provides administrative and overhead services to the enterprise (business-type) funds. These services include utility billing, payment collection, and customer service functions, as well as indirect costs for human resources, legal, technology, fleet maintenance, and other administrative services.  If these functions were not provided by the General Fund, the enterprise funds would need to hire additional employees and pay the direct personnel, materials and supplies, and equipment costs and/or hire consultants and pay their fees.  No action is required.   5.            Public hearing to review and take public comment regarding non-reciprocal transfers for unbilled utility services from the Electric, Water, and Sewer Funds to other City Funds.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The City of St. George has funds that operate as business-type funds, providing water, energy, and sewer collection and treatment services to customers and charging fees based upon consumption (usage) at rates established by the St. George City Council. Most city-owned facilities are charged for these services, but some services are provided at no cost to the City.   No action is required.   6.            Public hearing to consider the City's application for funding from the Utah Permanent Community Impact Fund Board (CIB) for the St. George Campus Expansion Project.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This is a public hearing to consider the City's application for funding from the Utah Permanent Community Impact Fund Board (CIB) for the St. George Campus Expansion Project.  This public hearing is required for the City's application to the CIB to fund Phase 2 (City Hall Expansion) $3.7 million and phase 3 (Police Building Expansion) $7.1 million ($11 million total) with a low interest 2.5% loan.  If the City's proposal is accepted by the CIB, the terms of the loan will come back to the City Council for approval prior to receiving funding later this summer or early fall.  Staff recommends approval of the CIB bond to be issued to the Municipal Building Authority (MBA) as the official applicant.  This will be as a Lease Revenue Bond and that the City will make an annual lease payment to the MBA until the bond is paid off.   7.            Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance vacating a public utilities and drainage easement located at approximately 1950 West Canyon View Drive.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This request is to consider vacating public utilities and drainage easements that are located at approximately 1950 West Canyon View Drive as a new development for The Vue at Green Valley is being proposed and these easements are being relocated with the development of the project; zoning is PD-R.  Staff and the Joint Utility Committee recommended approval.   8.            Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance amending the final subdivision plat for Lot 5 & 6, Canyon View Ridge Subdivision at Sunbrook Phase 1 by merging said lots together into one lot and vacating the public utilities and drainage easement between said lots.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This request is to consider an amended final subdivision plat that is located at approximately 50 North Emeraud Dr. and is being amended by merging Lot 5 & 6 together into one Lot and vacating the public utilities and drainage easement located between said lots; zoning is PD-R.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   9.            Public hearing and consideration to change the street name of "Tech Ridge Drive" to "Tech Ridge Parkway" and to change the street name of "Cliff View Drive" to "Tech Ridge Drive".   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This request is to change the street name of "Tech Ridge Drive" to "Tech Ridge Parkway" and to change the street name of "Cliff View Drive" to "Tech Ridge Drive."  The proposed Tech Ridge Parkway is located at the west end of St. George Blvd and runs Southerly across the old airport; the proposed Tech Ridge Drive is located in front of the Dixie Technical College and Inn on the Cliff.  City staff and the adjoining property owners approve these street name changes.  The adjoining property owners have all signed the consent form.  The adjoining property owners are Dixie Technical College, Innovative Property Holdings, LLC, and Tech Ridge, LLC.   10.        Consideration of an ordinance amending the general plan from FP (Flood Plain) and MDR (Medium Density Residential) to COM (Commercial) on approximately 2.85 acres and MDR (Medium Density Residential) on approximately 6.72 acres generally located west of River Road near the intersection of 2800 South Street and River Road.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The applicant is requesting to amend the General Plan from FP (Flood Plain) and MDR (Medium Density Residential) to COM (Commercial) on approximately 2.85 acres and MDR (Medium Density Residential) on approximately 6.72 acres.  The Planning Commission recommended approval for the MDR and not the COM.   11.        Consider approval of an ordinance amending Title 10, Chapter 8, Section 6 of the City Code.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This amendment would allow for storage rental units in the Commercial Planned Development zones. This ordinance is similar to the temporary storage unit ordinance that was created in 2017 but has expired.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   12.        Consider approval of a conditional use permit to allow 'Red Head Support Services' to operate at 1145 West 1250 North.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The applicant is requesting to operate a Day Care facility for people with special needs, ages ranging from 12 to 50 years. There will be up to 15 clients at one time. The location will also be used for office space. This is in the M-1 (Manufacturing) zone.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   13.        Consider approval of a conditional use permit to allow construction of an approximate 20'-8 5/8" high RV garage on lot 135 in the Meadow Valley Farms Phase 11 subdivision.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The applicant is requesting to construct a detached residential RV Garage; the height will exceed the allowable building height of fifteen feet (15’), unless a conditional use permit is granted for a greater height. The property is located on the corner of 3770 South and Bentley Road and is zoned A-1 (Agricultural 40,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size).  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   14.        Consider approval of a conditional use permit to allow construction of an approximate 18'9" high RV garage on lot 10 in the Reserve at River Hollow Phase 1 subdivision.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The applicant is requesting to construct a detached residential RV Garage; the height will exceed the allowable building height of fifteen feet (15’), unless a conditional use permit is granted for a greater height.  The property is located on the corner of 1240 South and 2670 East and is zoned RE-20 (Residential Estates 20,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size). The Planning Commission recommended approval.   15.        Consider approval of the preliminary plat for Ranches of Little Valley.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This is the preliminary plat is for Ranches of Little Valley, a 4-lot residential subdivision located on 3670 South Street, east of Bentley Road; zoning is A-1 (Agricultural, minimum lot size 40,000 square feet).  All lots will be over 40,000 sq. ft.  The developer will be finishing the north side of 3670 South with curb, gutter, and sidewalk.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   16.        Consider approval of the final subdivision plat for Aspen Estates Phase 7.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This is the final subdivision plat for Aspen Estates Phase 7, a 13-lot residential subdivision located at 2930 South Street and 3210 East Street; zoning is R-1-8.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   17.        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 120 E and Crosby Way, Parcel No. SG-COF-1-4-ERD.  Staff recommends setting the public hearing to take public comment at the next regularly scheduled city council meeting on June 20, 2019 and to authorize City Recorder Christina Fernandez to post notice at the City offices identifying the time, date, location, and purpose of the public meeting.   18.        Appointments to Boards and Commissions of the City.   19.        Reports from Mayor, Councilmembers, and City Manager.   20.        Request a closed session to discuss litigation, property acquisition or sale or the character and professional competence or physical or mental health of an individual.   21.        Adjourn.         ________________________________              ______________________________ Christina Fernandez, City Recorder                    Date   REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION:  The City of St. George will make efforts to provide reasonable accommodations to disabled mem...


City Council Meeting Agenda Agenda 06/04/2020:
...CE OF ELECTRONIC REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ST. GEORGE, WASHINGTON COUNTY, UTAH   Public Notice   Public notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of St. George, Washington County, Utah, will hold an electronic regular meeting at the St. George City Offices located at 175 East 200 North, St. George, Utah, on Thursday, June 4, 2020 commencing at 5:00 p.m.   The meeting will be broadcast via Zoom.  Persons who are allowed to comment during the meeting may also do so via Zoom.  To login to the meeting you may do so by visiting: https://zoom.us/j/96810661472or by calling one of the following phone numbers:   Meeting ID: 968 1066 1472 One tap mobile+13462487799,,96810661472# US (Houston)+16699006833,,96810661472# US (San Jose)Dial by your location        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)        +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)        +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)   Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/aIqPeEWUp   Instructions for participation will be given at the onset of the meeting.    The agenda for the meeting is as follows:   Call to Order                                                                                                  Invocation Flag Salute   1.            Comments from the public.   The Open Comment Period provides an opportunity to address the Mayor and City Council regarding concerns or ideas on any topic.  To be considerate of everyone at this meeting, public comment will be limited to three minutes per person.  Participants are to state their names for the record.  Comments, which cannot be made within these limits, should be submitted in writing to the City Recorder at christina.fernandez@sgcity.org.   The Mayor and City Council encourage civil discourse for everyone who participates in the meeting.   Comments pertaining to an agenda item that includes a public hearing or public input should be given as that item is being discussed during the meeting.   2.            Consent Calendar.   a.    Consider Approval of a Grant AIP 32 with the FAA for Snow Removal Equipment at the Airport.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The FAA has obligated and approved $150,000 for the purchase of snow removal equipment (i.e. a loader with snow removal appurtenances) at the airport. The grant will pay 100% of the cost (i.e. no City match).  Staff recommends approval of the AIP 32 grant agreement with the FAA for snow removal equipment at the airport.   b.    Consider Approval of a Grant AIP 33 with the FAA for Pavement Sealing at the Airport.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The FFA has obligated and approved an amount of $685,000 for pavement management at the airport. Where typical and historical grants require approx. 10% match by the City, this grant agreement includes the FAA paying 100% of the project costs.  Staff recommends approval of the AIP 33 grant with the FAA for pavement management at the airport.   c.    Consider approval of Airport Grant AIP 35 with the FAA for CARES Act Funding.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The FAA has obligated an amount of $4,383,416 to be used at the St. George Airport for normal operations and maintenance through the CARES Act. A grant has been prepared for the obligated funds. These funds do not require a local match. The operations and maintenance at the airport may be reimbursed using these funds. There is currently no expiration on the use of these funds.  Staff recommends approval.   d.    Consider award of bid to Honnen Equipment Company to purchase snow removal equipment at the airport.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This bid is associated with the AIP 32 Grant with the FAA and is being paid 100% by the grant. There were two bids received for the snow removal equipment (i.e. loader and snow removal appurtenances). One bid did not meet the requirements of the bid and contract documents; as such, Honnen Equipment is being recommended for the award of the bid for an amount of $121,635.49. This item was approved in the FY19-20 budget for $130,000. The AIP 32 Grant Agreement is for $150,000 (100% funded by the grant).  Staff recommends award of the bid to Honnen Equipment for the purchase of the snow removal equipment at the airport.   e.    Consider award of bid to JP Excavating for drainage improvements at the airport   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This bid is associated with the AIP 33 Grant with the FAA. Bid Schedule I of the project is eligible for federal funds and is being funded 100% by the AIP 33 Grant ($172,281) and consists of drainage improvements on the north and south ends of the airport. There were three bidders on the project, but only two of the three bidders bid on Schedule I.   f.     Consider award of bid to Straight Stripe Painting, Inc for drainage improvements and pavement maintenance at the airport.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This bid is associated with the AIP 33 Grant with the FAA. The portion of the project (Schedule II) that is eligible for federal funds (i.e. runway and taxiways leading to the terminal, ARFF, and FBO areas) is being covered by the grant at 100% ($460,128). The portion of the project (Schedule III) which is not eligible for federal funds is being covered by airport revenue funds ($104,695) which will in-turn be reimbursed by CARES Act funding. There were three bidders on the project, but only one of the three bidders bid on Schedules II and III (pavements maintenance).  Staff recommends award of Schedules II and III of the project to Straight Stripe Painting for the pavement maintenance at the airport.   g.    Consider approval to award bid to Precision Contractors for the Seegmiller Marsh to 1450 South Jensen Portion project.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The sewer master plan shows that we will need to upsize this line by 2027. The owner of the property is in the process of subdividing the land and will be building a large home on the new parcel. If we wait until 2027 to upsize this line it will disturb the landscape and a retaining wall that will soon be on the property.  This was a formal bid and four bids were received.  Staff recommends approval   h.    Consider approval of an agreement with YESCO for the relocation of two (2) smaller double-sided billboards previously located on Sunset Blvd. to one larger billboard at approximately 1088 South Bluff Street as presented to the council at the work meeting held on April 30th.  The council voted to move forward with the agreement 4-1.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This action is needed to allow YESCO to relocate two smaller double-sided billboards that were located on Sunset Blvd. to another location.  The new location for the combined double-sided billboard will be approximately 1088 South Bluff St.  The agreement states that the new billboard cannot be converted to digital without the City's written permission and cannot be relocated (notwithstanding state law).  Staff recommends approval.   i.     Request to approve a reimbursement agreement with Color Country of Washington County, LLC for the reconstruction of a portion of 750 North,   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  Color Country of Washington County, LLC is constructing a new duplex and a new triplex at the southwest corner of Valley View Drive and 750 North.  With the construction of this project, the owner is required to improve a portion of 750 North along the frontage of owner's property.  The roadway is in poor condition so the owner has agreed to contribute 2/5ths of the cost to reconstruct the roadway or $24,643.20 and city has agreed to pay the remaining 3/5ths or $36,964.80.  A portion of the city cost will be paid from Pavement Management and the other portion from developer matching.  Staff recommends approval.       j.     Consider approval of daytime irrigation restrictions for those that irrigation with culinary water.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  Due to the high summer daytime temperatures that result in more water loss due to evaporation, staff would like to prohibit daytime watering for those that water their lawns with culinary water.   This restriction does not apply to customers using irrigation quality water as the irrigation system does not have the capacity for all of those large users to irrigate in 12 hours.  This includes city golf courses, most parks, cemeteries and many Washington County School District ball fields as well as Dixie State University fields. Staff recommends that outside irrigation be done between the hours of 8:00 pm and 8:00 AM.   Staff encourages customers to complete watering by about 4:00 am due to the high demand on the system from 4:00 am - 6:00 am.  By avoiding irrigation during those times, it helps to manage water pressure throughout the system.   k.    Consider approval of the minutes from the meetings held on April 16, 2020; April 30, 2020; May 7, 2020; May 14, 2020; and May 21, 2020.   3.            Update from Dixie Regional Medical Center regarding COVID-19.   4.            Consider approval of an ordinance amending Title 5, Chapter 3, Section 7 of City code, Fireworks and Other Ignition Source Restrictions.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  Each year the city is required to identify areas of the city which are a fire hazard, identify those areas on a map and have the council approve the area for restricting fireworks and other ignition sources from being used in those areas.  In addition, the code needs to be amended to bring it into compliance with changes to the state law and remove sections that duplicate state law.  The primary change is removing the section that makes this violation a class B misdemeanor as the state law now makes it an infraction.  Staff recommends approval of the amendments to the ordinance and adoption of the restrictions shown on the map.   5.            Public hearing to review and take public comment regarding non-reciprocal transfers for unbilled utility services from the Electric, Water, and Sewer Enterprise Funds to other City Funds.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The City of St. George has funds that operate as business-type funds, providing water, energy, and sewer collection and treatment services to customers and charging fees based upon consumption (usage) at rates established by the St. George City Council.  Most city-owned facilities are charged for these services, but some services are provided at no cost to the City.  No action required.   6.            Public hearing to review and take public comment regarding the proposed transfers from the Enterprise (Business-type) Funds to Other Funds included in the recommended fiscal year 2020-2021 budget.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  General Fund provides administrative and overhead services to the enterprise (business-type) funds.  These services include utility billing, payment collection, and customer service functions, as well as indirect costs for human resources, legal, technology, fleet maintenance, and other administrative services.  If these functions were not provided by the General Fund, the enterprise funds would need to hire additional employees and pay the direct personnel, materials, and supplies, and equipment costs and/or hire consultants and pay their fees.  No action required.   7.            Public hearing to receive citizen input concerning the proposed Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Budget.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The Preliminary Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Budget was presented May 7, 2020 and has been available on the City's website and at the City Recorder's Office. State Law requires the City to have at least one public hearing to receive citizen input before formally adopting the City’s final annual fiscal budget, and also requires the budget be adopted on or before June 30th. We will have two public hearings to take citizen input. This is the first hearing and the second hearing will be on June 18, 2020.  No action is needed during the June 4, 2020 public hearing. Official action to adopt the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Budget will be requested during the June 18, 2020 public hearing.   8.            Public hearing and consideration of an amended final subdivision plat for Shaw Subdivision at Moorland Park by merging Lot 14, Moorland Park Phase 1 and Lot 17, Moorland Park Phase 2 into one lot and to vacate the public utilities and drainage easement between said lots.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This request is to consider an amended final subdivision plat for Shaw Subdivision at Moorland Park by merging Lot 14, Moorland Park Phase 1 and Lot 17, Moorland Park Phase 2 into one lot and to vacate the public utilities and drainage easement between said lots.  The lots are located at 2929 East 1140 South Street; zoning is R-1-10.  The Joint Utilities Commission recommended approval.   9.            Consider approval of an ordinance changing the zone from A-1 (Agriculture 40,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size) to RE-12.5 (Residential Estate 12,500 sq. ft. minimum lot size) on approximately 21.04 acres for residential development generally located at approximately 2400 South Crimson Cliffs Way.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  South of new High School and by Washington City limits residential subdivisions. The applicant requests RE-12.5, staff recommends RE-37.5, and the Planning Commission recommended RE-20 due to concerns of location by agricultural zones.    10.        Consider approval of an ordinance amending various sections of Title 10 - Zoning Regulations.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  On October 17, 2019, the City Council approved a comprehensive rewrite of Title 10 of the City Code also referred to as the zoning code or zoning regulations. The result was a complete repeal of the old code and replacement with the current code. As is typical with any new code, as it is implemented and enforced, adjustments need to be made. Staff has contemplated the need for changes from the beginning and have kept a running list of items to adjust and bring back to the City Council for consideration.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.     11.        Consider approval of a preliminary plat for Arbors Phases 11-15, an 85-lot residential subdivision located on the southwest corner of the intersection of 3000 East and Seegmiller Drive.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This proposed subdivision is located on the southwest corner of the intersection of 3000 East and Seegmiller Drive.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   12.        Appointments to Boards and Commissions of the City.   13.        Reports from Mayor, Councilmembers, and City Manager.   14.        Request a closed session to discuss litigation, property acquisition or sale or the character and professional competence or physical or mental health of an individual.         ________________________________              ______________________________ Annette Hansen, Deputy City Recorder               Date   REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION:  The City of St. George will make efforts to provide reasonable accommodations to disabled mem...


City Council ELECTRONIC Meeting Agenda Agenda 04/02/2020:
...CE OF ELECTRONIC REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ST. GEORGE, WASHINGTON COUNTY, UTAH   Public Notice   Public notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of St. George, Washington County, Utah, will hold an electronic regular meeting at the St. George City Offices located at 175 East 200 North, St. George, Utah, on Thursday, April 2, 2020 commencing at 5:00 p.m.   The meeting will be broadcast via Zoom.  Persons who are allowed to comment during the meeting may also do so via Zoom.  To login to the meeting you may do so by visiting: https://zoom.us/j/849367646?pwd=LzhPL1NmWGgzQ2NleW91dlBQS3JWdz09 or by calling one of the following phone numbers:   Meeting ID: 849 367 646Password: 949713One tap mobile+13462487799,,849367646# US (Houston)+16699006833,,849367646# US (San Jose)Dial by your location        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)        +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)        +1 253 215 8782 US        +1 301 715 8592 US Meeting ID: 849 367 646 Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/aepAJMcQMX   Instructions for participation will be given at the onset of the meeting.    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 Peak Asphalt for the chip seal oil supply.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This award is for the chip seal oil for the annual chip seal project. This was a formal bid and two (2) bids were received. Staff recommends awarding the bid to Peak Asphalt in the amount of $393,960.   b.    Consider approval of a Cost Reimbursement with Hughes Construction for Improvements at the Airport.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  Hughes Construction is building two hangars at the airport that requires a parking area with associated utilities. A portion of the improvements and utilities are being paid for by the City and will be for future use for an amount of $53,017.40. A budget opening was approved previously on Oct 17, 2019 approving the necessary funds for the reimbursement.  Staff recommends approval.   c.    Consider approval of a Reimbursement Agreement with Quality Excavation for the construction of a waterline loop in the Ledges area.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  Currently, the entire Ledges area is served by a single waterline feed from the tank.  As development continues, it is necessary to have a redundant waterline loop to minimize the potential of wide-spread interruptions of water services.  This waterline loop is identified in the Culinary Water Master Plan.  Staff recommends approval of the agreement.   d.    Consider approval of Reimbursement Agreement with Ledges at Snow Canyon, LLC for the construction of 3670 South as part of the Fieldstone Phase 6 subdivision.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  With development of Fieldstone Phase 6, developer is required to improve a portion of the north side of 3670 South.   The south side of the roadway there are existing homes.  City is reimbursing developer the cost to construct the south side of 3670 South, along the frontage of the existing homes, and purchase a portion of developer's property for the roadway alignment.  Approval of the agreement is subject to approval by the Legal Department.  Staff recommends approval.   e.    Consider approval of a Reimbursement Agreement with Ledges at Snow Canyon, LLC for installation of rip rap bank armoring along the Fort Pearce Wash.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  Developer is constructing Fieldstone Phase 6 and is required to install rip rap bank armoring along development frontage to protect subdivision and Quarry Ridge Drive.  A portion of Quarry Ridge directly south of development will not have rip rap bank armoring.  Public Works is requesting rip rap bank armoring be installed along this section of Quarry Ridge Drive with the construction of Developer's project.   Developer will participate in the cost to install the armoring.  Public Works will reimburse developer for the increase in cost of the armoring.  Approval of agreement is subject to review but the Legal Department; the Public Works staff recommends approval.   f.     Consider approval of a Reimbursement Agreement with the owner of parcel SG-5-3-8-221 where they are constructing the proposed Champions Gymnastics building at 3087 South River Road.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The City is paying the owner of parcel SG-5-3-8-221 to construct a deceleration lane with their project Champions Gymnastics.  The City and Dixie Power will share in the cost of the construction with Dixie Power reimbursing City their portion of the cost.  Deceleration lane was not constructed in 2017 with Dixie Power project because of an existing overhead transmission pole; it has since been relocated by Dixie Power.  Approval of agreement is subject review but the Legal Department; the Public Works staff recommends approval.   g.    Consider approval of an agreement to purchase real property from Staker & Parson Companies.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This agreement is for the purchase of property owned by Staker & Parson Companies for the purchase of property for the Commerce Drive project.  Staff recommends approval in the amount of $584,000.   3.            PUBLIC HEARING TO ALLOW PUBLIC INPUT REGARDING (A) THE ISSUANCE AND SALE BY THE CITY OF ST. GEORGE, UTAH OF NOT MORE THAN $45,000,000 AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF SEWER REVENUE BONDS, SERIES 2020; AND (B) ANY POTENTIAL ECONOMIC IMPACT THAT THE PROJECT TO BE FINANCED WITH THE PROCEEDS OF THE SERIES 2020 BONDS ISSUED UNDER THE ACT MAY HAVE ON THE PRIVATE SECTOR; AND RELATED MATTERS.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  Public hearing is being held by the City Council of St. George to receive input with respect to the issuance of the Series 2020 Wastewater Revenue Bonds, and any potential economic impact the Project being financed would have on the private sector.  Staff recommends approval.   4.            Public hearing and consideration of an amended final subdivision plat for Escapes at the Ledges Phase 5 Amended by adjusting units 515-518, which affects the common area (easements).   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This request is to consider an amended final subdivision plat for Escapes at the Ledges Phase 5 Amended by adjusting units 515-518, which affects the common area (easements).  This is located at approximately 4825 N. Fishers Island Way; zoning is PD-R.  The applicant was unable to obtain 100% of the consents of owners within this plat, however this amendment was approved by the HOA.  Staff and the Joint Utilities Commission recommended approval.   5.            Consider approval of an ordinance for a zone change from OS (Open Space) to PD-R (Planned Development Residential) on property generally located at 3174 South Bloomington Drive.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  Approval of the requested zone change would allow the construction of four multifamily buildings on the subject site.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   6.            Consider approval of an ordinance amending the process for bid openings to allow electronic openings.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  SGCC 1-10B-4(B) requires all bids to be open in public.  Due to the current restrictions on the size of gatherings, this process should be changed to allow bid openings to be done electronically so the bidders can be in a separate location but still view the opening.  The state law changed in 2016 and allowed state agencies to hold bid openings electronically.  This practice will be more convenient, save time and money for all the parties involved.  In addition to the opening, the results of the bid tabulation will be posted on the city website.  Staff recommends approval.   7.            Appointments to Boards and Commissions of the City.   8.            Reports from Mayor, Councilmembers, and City Manager.   9.            Request a closed session to discuss litigation, property acquisition or sale or the character and professional competence or physical or mental health of an individual.         ________________________________              ______________________________ Christina Fernandez, City Recorder                    Date   REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION:  The City of St. George will make efforts to provide reasonable accommodations to disabled mem...


City Council Meeting Agenda Agenda 05/03/2018:
NOTICE OF WORK MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ST. GEORGE, WASHINGTON COUNTY, UTAH   Public Notice   Public notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of St. George, Washington County, Utah, will hold a work meeting in the Administrative Conference Room, 175 East 200 North, St. George, Utah, on Thursday, May 3, 2018 commencing at 4:00 p.m.   The agenda for the meeting is as follows:   Call to Order                                                                                                            Invocation Flag Salute   1.      Discussion regarding the potential transit route from St. George to Springdale.             NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ST. GEORGE, WASHINGTON COUNTY, UTAH   Public Notice   Public notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of St. George, Washington County, Utah, will hold a regular meeting in the City Council Chambers, 175 East 200 North, St. George, Utah, on Thursday, May 3, 2018 commencing at 5:00 p.m.   The agenda for the meeting is as follows:   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 the financial report for March, 2018.   BACKGROUND AND RECOMMENDATION:  The City has completed 9 months or 75.00% of the fiscal year. With relation to that, the General Fund revenues are at 76.47%.  Some predominant revenue leading the way are Current Property Tax, General Sales Tax, and Building Permits.  The General Fund expenditures are at 65.20% of the budget year-to-date. Departments continue to spend conservatively.  Recommend approval of the financial report.   b.      Consider approval of the minutes from the meeting held on April 19, 2018.   c.      Consider award of bid to Interstate Rock Products for the Ledges Roundabout Modifications.   BACKGROUND AND RECOMMENDATION:  This project includes modification to curb, sidewalk, and miscellaneous work at the east side roundabout at the Ledges Parkway interchange on SR 18.  The purpose of the modifications is to facilitate oversized vehicles that cannot go underneath the overpass.  The item was requested and fully funded by UDOT.  Recommend approval to award the bid to Interstate Rock Products in the amount of $186,282.   d.      Consider award of bid to Interstate Rock Products for the Dixie Drive/Airport parking improvements.   BACKGROUND AND RECOMMENDATION:  These projects were combined into one bid: 1) 740 feet of curb and sidewalk and installation of a bus shelter along Dixie Drive; and 2) rental car parking area expansion at the Airport.  Recommend awarding the bid to Interstate Rock Products in the amount of $209,251.25.   e.      Consider award of bid for the Commerce Drive Waterline Extension project.   BACKGROUND AND RECOMMENDATION:  Bids were opened for the Commerce Drive Waterline Extension Project.  The low bidder was JP Excavation in the amount of $1,043,020; the engineer's estimate was $1,200,000.  This project was not budgeted in FY18; however, in order to provide adequate service to the Little Valley area, the waterline extension is needed this year.  Other projects have been adjusted to accommodate this project in the current budget.  Recommend awarding the bid to JP Excavation.   f.      Consider approval of a Professional Services Agreement with Conservation Technix, Inc for the St. George Parks and Recreation Master Plan Update.   BACKGROUND AND RECOMMENDATION:  The existing Master Plan was last updated in 2006.  Over the last twelve years much has changed in St. George.  An updated Master Plan provides the Council the opportunity to look at where the City is no and look at park and facility standards that will guide the City for the next decade.  After reviewing the five proposals, a committee of three (3) staff members independently reviewed the proposals and ranked them according the criteria stated in the RFP.  The Leisure Services Director and the Park Planner then interviewed the top two consultants and selected Conservation Technix who will be partnering with Sunrise Engineering, a local firm.  Recommend approval of the agreement in the amount of $74,789.   g.      Consider approval of a local consent for Wingers located at 188 South River Road.   BACKGROUND AND RECOMMENDATION:  Wingers currently holds a state alcohol license for beer only.  They are requesting to change that to a limited service restaurant license to serve beer and wine.  The original license was issued on October 15, 2010; there have been no issues with this license.  Recommend approval.   3.        Public hearing and consider approval of the 2018-19 Annual Action Plan for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.   BACKGROUND AND RECOMMENDATION:  As part of the requirements for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program from HUD, the City holds a public hearing to review the Annual Action Plan and Proposed Budget for the new fiscal year in May of each year.  Recommend approval after review and public hearing.   4.        Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance changing the General Plan from Low Density Residential (LDR) and Open Space (OS) to Commercial (COM) on 0.50 acres located at approximately 850 North Valley View Drive.   BACKGROUND AND RECOMMENDATION:  This is a General Plan amendment request to change the existing land use from Low Density Residential and Open Space designations to a Commercial designation with the goal of returning to request a zone change.  The Planning Commission recommends approval.   5.        Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance changing the General Plan from Low Density Residential (LDR) to Commercial (COM) on 2.31 acres located at the southeast corner of Dixie Drive and 600 West.   BACKGROUND AND RECOMMENDATION:  This is a General Plan amendment request to change the existing land use from a Low Density Residential designation to a Commercial designation which would support a commercial zoning designation. The site is bordered by heavy traffic corridors along Dixie Drive, 600 West Street, and Tonaquint Drive.  A portion of the property is already designated as commercial on the General Plan.  The Planning Commission recommends approval.   6.        Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance changing the General Plan from Low Density Residential (LDR) to Medium Density Residential (MDR) on 15 acres generally located north of Curly Hollow Drive, east of Tonaquint Intermediate School.   BACKGROUND AND RECOMMENDATION:  The proposed land use designation on the property is Medium Density Residential (MDR) which supports single family and multifamily residential zones.  Zoning designations consistent with MDR include R-1-7, R-1-6, R-2, R-3, R-4, and Planned Development Residential (PD-R). A MDR land use designation could accommodate approximately 75 to 135 units.  The Planning Commission recommends approval.   7.        Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance amending the General Plan for the Tonaquint Land Use Plan area to relocate areas of Low Density Residential (LDR), Medium Density Residential (MDR), and Open Space (OS) on approximately 1,200 acres located at the end of Curly Hollow Drive at approximately 1400 West.   BACKGROUND AND RECOMMENDATION:   The Tonaquint Area Land Use Plan, which was approved by City Council on December 2, 2010, is located at the end of Curly Hollow Drive at approximately 1400 West.  The proposed amendment is only for those properties that are owned by the applicant, which is approximately 1,200 acres.  The applicant is proposing to reduce the amount of Medium Density Residential (MDR), Commercial (COM), and Resort land uses, thus increasing the amount of LDR, as well as, modifying MDR locations.  The Planning Commission recommends approval.   8.        Consider approval of an ordinance amending the existing Planned Development Commercial (PD-C) zone on approximately 1.50 acres generally located at the northeast corner of the intersection at Pioneer Road and Sun River Parkway.   BACKGROUND:  On July 6, 2017, the City Council approved Case No. 2017-ZCA-016; "Terrible Herbst" consisting of a "C" store, fuel center, car wash, and flag pole.  On April 19, 2018 the City Council reviewed the request to change the design and colors of the fuel canopy and in the building colors and materials; they denied the request.  Based on the discussion, the applicant has revised and resubmitted the request for consideration.    9.        Consider approval of a resolution accepting and adopting the Preliminary Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Budget of the City of St. George and to set the date(s) for the required public hearings.   BACKGROUND AND RECOMMENDATION:  State Law requires the recommended budget to be presented to the Mayor & City Council on or before the first regular meeting in May of each year; and to adopt the final budget on or before June 22nd of each year.  Recommend approval of the resolution accepting and adopting the Preliminary 2018-2019 Fiscal Year Budget and to set the public hearing dates for the final budget as June 7th and June 21st, 2018.   10.     Consider approval of a conditional use permit to construct a linear bicycle skills park on in the vicinity of Lava Flow Drive, east of Snow Canyon High School.   BACKGROUND AND RECOMMENDATION:  This site is generally located in the vicinity of Lava Flow Drive (2400 West Street) and east of Snow Canyon High School.  The proposed project would be on the west side of town, north of Sunset Boulevard, and between Lava Flow Drive and Tuweap Drive.  Conditional use permits are only for specific locations and this is a request for a skills park at a specific location.  The Planning Commission recommends approval.   11.     Consider approval of a hillside development permit.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This request is to approve a hillside development permit to allow for the development of a proposed single family residential development located at approximately 2915 East Banded Hills Drive.  The Hillside Review Board and Planning Commission recommend approval.   12.     Consider approval of the final plat for Aspen Estates Phase 4.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This request is to approve a final plat for a 12-lot residential subdivision located at 3140 East and Red Cedar Drive; zoning is R-1-10 (Single Family Residential 10,000 SQ/FT minimum Lot size).  The Planning Commission recommends approval.       13.     Consider approval of the final plat for Painted Desert Estates Phase 7.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This request is to approve a final plat for a 16-lot residential subdivision located at approximately 1450 East 2250 South; zoning is PD-R (Planned Development Residential).  The Planning Commission recommends approval.   14.     Consider approval of the final plat for Sequoia Estates Phase 5.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This request is to approve a final plat for a 27-lot residential subdivision located at Holly Drive and Marblewood Drive; zoning is R-1-8 (Single Family Residential 8,000 SQ/FT minimum Lot size).  The Planning Commission recommends approval.   15.     Consider approval of the final plat for Sequoia Estates Phase 6.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This request is to approve a final plat for a 21-lot residential subdivision located at Tanoak Drive and Marblewood Drive; zoning is R-1-8 (Single Family Residential 8,000 SQ/FT minimum Lot size).  The Planning Commission recommends approval.   16.     Consider approval to amend the final plat for Stone Cove Phase 2.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This request is to amend the final plat for Stone Cove Phase 2 located at 2520 East 1480 South; zoning is R-1-10 (Single Family Residential 10,000 SQ/FT minimum Lot size).  The purpose of the amendment is to change Note 8 to read “Lots 24 and 25 are to built as ‘walkout basements’ only, unless otherwise approved by the City of St. George Community Development Department based on a site plan that meets all applicable City standards, including, but not limited to, grading and setback standards and requirements”.  The Planning Commission recommends approval.   17.     Consider approval of the preliminary plat for Redhawk.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This request is to approve a preliminary plat for a 19-lot residential subdivision located along Dinosaur Crossing Drive just south of 2450 East; zoning is PD-R (Planned Development Residential).  The Planning Commission recommends approval.   18.     Consider approval of the preliminary plat for Sentieri Canyon.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This request is to approve a preliminary plat for a 50-lot residential subdivision located along the proposed Sentieri Vista Drive which is west of the intersection of Sunbrook Drive and Plantations Drive; zoning is R-1-10 (Single Family Residential 10,000 SQ/FT minimum Lot size).  The Planning Commission recommends approval.   19.     Consider approval of the preliminary plat for Banded Hills.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This request is to approve a preliminary plat for an 11-lot residential subdivision located along Banded Hills Drive just east of Copper Cliffs Drive and 3000 East; zoning is R-1-10 (Single Family Residential 10,000 SQ/FT minimum Lot size).  The Planning Commission recommends approval. 20.     Consider approval to donate or include Black Hill View Park as part of the Tech Ridge LLC Phase 1 development.   BACKGROUND AND RECOMMENDATION:  The request is to consider including or donating approximately 1.07 acres of the Black Hill View Park to Tech Ridge LLC as part of the first phase of the development of Tech Ridge to design and create an appropriate entrance to Tech Ridge.  Recommend approval to donate the park to Tech Ridge LLC.   21.     Appointments to Boards and Commissions of the City.   22.     Reports from Mayor, Councilmembers, and City Manager.   23.     Request a closed session to discuss litigation, property acquisition or sale or the character and professional competence or physical or mental health of an individual.   24.     Adjourn.                   ________________________________                ______________________________ Christina Fernandez, City Recorder                     Date   REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION:  The City of St. George will make efforts to provide reasonable accommodations to disabled mem...


City Council Meeting Agenda Agenda 09/05/2019:
NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ST. GEORGE, WASHINGTON COUNTY, UTAH   Public Notice   Public notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of St. George, Washington County, Utah, will hold a regular meeting in the City Council Chambers, 175 East 200 North, St. George, Utah, on Thursday, September 5, 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 reimbursement agreement with the Washington County Flood Control Authority for right-of-way along the Virgin River.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: This agreement is for ROW acquisition sits along the Virgin River in the Bloomington area. The city portion is 25% ($62,000) the Flood Control Authority portion is 75% ($186,000). This agreement was previously approved by the Washington County Flood Control Authority on August 6, 2019.  Staff recommends approval.   b.    Consider approval of a professional services agreement with Horrocks Engineering, Inc., for Storm Drain Pipeline Condition Assessment Project.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: This contract completes assessment and makes recommendations regarding the need for storm drain rehabilitation or replacement. Recommendations are prioritized and a Capital Improvement Plan is developed. Horrocks Engineering has extensive experience in this type of work.  Staff recommends approval.   c.    Consider approval of a professional services agreement with Sunrise Engineering for design of 3000 East improvements.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: This project includes design of roadway widening and drainage improvements along 3000 East from 2450 South to 1580 South.  Staff recommends approval.   d.    Consider approval of a professional services agreement with Shums Coda Associates for structural and plan review.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: The City utilizes three (3) consultants for building and structural review for commercial building permits.  One (1) of the three (3) companies, Sunrise Engineering, no longer reviews commercial plans.  This consultant would be added in place of Sunrise Engineering so that the City may maintain three sources.  Staff recommends approval.   e.    Consider approval of a professional services agreement with Automation N Controls, Inc. for control system programing and SCADA integration at the Gunlock Water Treatment Plant.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: The Gunlock Water Treatment Plant is under construction.  This Professional Services Agreement will provide system controls programming and integration to our SCADA system for the automation of the water treatment plant.  Staff recommends approval.   f.     Consider approval of the 7th amendment to the Professional Services Agreement with Jviation for the Design and Construction Management of a snow removal equipment building at the Airport.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: The snow removal equipment (SRE) building is to house the SRE broom purchased previously by the airport in order to maintain the life of the equipment.  FAA funds help pay for the equipment and building. The City's portion of the consultant fees is 9.15% ($20,967.26) of the overall cost of the design and construction management, which is funded by the PFCs (passenger facility charges).  Staff recommends approval.   g.    Consider award of bid to Broderick and Henderson Construction for the Snow Removal Equipment Building Project.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: This project includes building a 3-bay, snow removal equipment storage building as required by the FAA because the airport is a FAA 139 certified commercial airport.  There was a formal bid process; five (5) bids were received.  The FAA has approved Jviation's (project consultant) recommendation to award this project to Broderick and Henderson Construction in the amount of $1,354,150.33.  Staff recommends approval.   h.    Consider award of bid to Feller Enterprises for 1525 North Groundwater Project.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: This project is for the installation of 660 ft of groundwater drain and related work to mitigate the problem. This item is scheduled for a budget opening in October.  Staff recommends approval in the amount of $170,240.   i.     Consider the purchase of Police Emergency Vehicle equipment and installation for thirteen (13) Patrol Vehicles.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: The Police Department will be receiving 13 Ford Interceptor SUVs in October/November.  These vehicles will need to be equipped with the emergency lighting, radios, and accessories for use by Patrol Officers.  There is only one State Bid provider of these services in Southern Utah, Emergency Vehicle Solutions (EVS), which holds State Contracts for equipment and installation/labor.  Staff recommends approval in the amount of $157,157.   j.     Consider approval of a Public Defender Contract with LaMar Winward.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: The City is required by law and desires to provide adequate defense of indigent persons.  LaMar Winward is able to provide the legal representation for indigent defendants as provided by law. This request is to consider approval of a Defender Contract for the term running July 1, 2019 thru June 30, 2021; and to pay defender a total sum of $143,199.92 for services in twenty-four monthly installments of $5,966.66.  Staff recommends approval.   k.    Consider acceptance and approval of FAA Grant AIP #31 for the Design and Construction of the SRE Building at the Airport.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: AIP #31 is for the Design and Construction of the Snow Removal Equipment (SRE) building at the airport. It will provide storage area including a vehicle bay for airport the SRE broom and appurtenances. The AIP #31 grant is for $1,230,245 (90.85% of total project) from the FAA. Airport PFCs are needed to fund the City's match for the grant. The required PFC funds amount to $123,905 (9.15% of total project) for a total of $1,354,150 for the project.  Staff recommends approval.   l.     Consider approval of an amended hangar lease with Hangar 103, LLC on Lot 103.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: The existing hangar lease for lot 103 is between the City and Aaron Smith; however, Mr. Smith has requested to change the name on the lease to Hangar 103, LLC.  Staff recommends approval.   m.  Consider approval of the financial report for July, 2019.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: The City has completed one (1) month or 8.33% of the fiscal year.  In relation to that, the General Fund revenues are at 5.46%. Some predominant revenues leading the way are general sales tax and building permits.  The General Fund expenditures are at 5.44% of the budget year-to-date.  Departments are doing well to stay within their budgets and spend conservatively.    n.    Consider approval of the minutes from the meetings held on July 11, 2019, July 18, 2019, August 1, 2019, August 8, 2019, August 15, 2019, August 22, 2019 and August 29, 2019.   3.            Set a public hearing date for Thursday, October 3, 2019, for sale of a significant parcel of city-owned real property located at approximately 1670 S 120 E, parcel SG-5-3-6-41041-ERD.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: Set a public hearing date for Thursday, October 3, 2019, regarding the sale of a significant parcel of city-owned real property located at approximately 1670 S 120 E, parcel SG-5-3-6-41041-ERD.   4.            Public hearing and consider approval of a Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) application and interlocal agreement.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: The Police Department has submitted a grant application to the Bureau of Justice Assistance for the 2019 Byrne Memorial JAG program.  The $16,605 grant award will be used to purchase six (6) hand-held radios.  Pending changes to the State's communications infrastructure will require future replacement of all radios that are not Phase II compliant.  Older radios have been replaced incrementally as they become in-serviceable; this will aid in the transition to future communications technologies.   The cost of the radios exceeds the grant award by $585.   5.            Consider approval of a resolution approving a Memorandum of Understanding between the City of St. George and participating entities in the Washington County Drug Task Force.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: Several law enforcement agencies in Washington County have maintained a Drug Task Force to investigate and prosecute controlled substance abuse offenses.  The participating agencies wish to continue their operations and enter into a Memorandum of Understanding for the Drug Task Force. The Drug Task Force will consist of law enforcement and administrative personnel from various law enforcement agencies including the St. George City Police Department.   6.            Consider approval of an ordinance repealing Section 5-3-3: Trespassing from City code.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: St. George City Code Title 5, Chapter 3, Section 3 duplicates provisions of the state law which prohibits trespassing as a criminal offense and prosecuting the crime of criminal trespass is more effectively accomplished when it is charged under state law instead of a municipal ordinance because state law provides for greater penalties than can be used in the municipal ordinance.   7.            Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance vacating an existing utilities easement located on the easterly lot line of Lot 4 & 5 of the Commerce Point Phase 1 Subdivision.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: This request is to consider vacating an existing utilities easement located on the east property line of Lot 4 & 5 of the Commerce Point Phase 1 Subdivision.  Only the easement described in Doc. #399544 is being vacated; all other existing easements will remain in place: zoning is C-2.  Staff recommends approval.   8.            Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance vacating and relocating an existing drainage easement located on Lot 1 of The Ledges of St. George Sand Cove Phase 1.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: This request is to consider vacating and relocating a drainage easement that currently crosses through the middle of Lot 1 of The Ledges of St. George Sand Cove Phase 1.  The new alignment will be at the westerly and southerly property lines; zoning is PD-R.  This request has been approved by all parties involved.   9.            Consider approval of an ordinance changing the zone from M-1 (Industrial) to M-C (Manufacturing and Commercial) on approximately 4.0 acres for "R & J Industrial Park" at 653 & 677 North 3050 East Street.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: The applicant seeks a zone change to M-C to allow a broader use list which is available with the M-C zone. 3050 East Street south of Costco is more conducive to selected commercial uses permitted in the M-C zone than the limited M-1 zone uses.  Both staff and the Planning Commission recommend approval.   10.        Consider approval of an ordinance changing the zone from R-1-10 (Single Family Residential 10,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size) to R-1-7 (Single Family Residential 7,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size) for Desert Horizon on approximately 28.47 acres generally located a mile southwest of the Southern Parkway Interchange #6 within the Desert Canyon Master Planned community.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: The applicant is seeking rezone this land to be able to develop a 96-unit single-family residential subdivision. The proposed density is 3.37 dwelling units per acre. This new development will be located just west of the new elementary school site in Desert Canyons.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   11.        Consider approval of a conditional use permit to allow construction of an approximate 17'2" high RV garage on Lot 110 in the Meadow Valley Farms Phase 5 residential subdivision generally located two (2) lots west of the intersection of 4040 South Street and Bentley Road.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: The applicant is requesting to construct a detached residential RV Garage; the height will exceed the allowable building height of fifteen feet (15’), unless a conditional use permit is granted for a greater height. The zoning is RE-20 (Single Family Residential 20,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size). The Planning Commission recommended approval.   12.        Consider approval of a preliminary plat for Cecita Crest Phase 1 at Divario.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: This is the preliminary plat for Cecita Crest Phase 1 at Divario, an 87-lot residential subdivision om the Planning Area 13 which is generally located southwest of Sunbrook Drive and Plantations Drive. It is zoned R-1-7 (Single Family Residential, minimum lot size 7,000 sf). Each lot will exceed the 7,000 sf minimum, and the density will equal 3.90 dwelling units per acre.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   13.        Consider approval of a preliminary plat for The Fields Dental Plaza Condominiums.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: This is the preliminary plat for The Fields Dental Plaza Condominiums, a 3-lot commercial subdivision located south of Mall Drive on 3000 East Street; zoning is PD-C (Planned Development Commercial).  The purpose of this preliminary plat is to condominiumize Lot 3 of the existing Fields at Mall Drive final plat, turning one lot into three condominium pads on one lot. The Planning Commission recommended approval.   14.        Consider approval of a final subdivision plat for The Ledges of St. George Johnson Arch Phase 1.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: This is the final subdivision plat for The Ledges of St. George Johnson Arch Phase 1 a 15-lot residential subdivision located at Galoot Drive and Johnson Arch Drive; zoning is PD-R.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   15.        Consider approval of a final subdivision plat for Legacy Village Subdivision.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: This is the final subdivision plat for Legacy Village Subdivision a 1-lot commercial subdivision located at approximately 1200 South Dixie Drive; zoning is PD-C. The Planning Commission recommended approval.   16.        Consider approval of a final subdivision plat for Teakwood Phase 1.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: This is the final subdivision plat for Teakwood Phase 1 a 13-lot residential subdivision located at Crimson Ridge Drive and Marblewood Drive; zoning is R-1-8.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   17.        Consider approval of a final subdivision plat for The Vue at Green Valley.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: This is the final subdivision plat for The Vue at Green Valley a 35-lot residential subdivision located at approximately 1101 South Plantations Drive; zoning is PD-R.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   18.        Consider approval of a final subdivision plat for The Fields Dental Plaza Condominiums.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: This is the final subdivision plat for The Fields Dental Plaza Condominiums a 1-lot commercial subdivision (3-Units) located at 826 South 3000 East Street; zoning is PD-C.  This lot is currently subdivided as lot 3, The Fields at Mall Drive, where the current building will be converted into condominiums.  Although this new subdivision plat will have its own CC&R’s, it will continue to be subject to the current CC&R’s of The Fields at Mall Drive subdivision plat.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   19.        Consider approval of a roadway dedication plat for Rocket Road.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: This request is to consider a roadway dedication plat for Rocket Road located at approximately 1200 South Dixie Drive; zoning is PD-R and R-1-10.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   20.        Appointments to Boards and Commissions of the City.   21.        Reports from Mayor, Councilmembers, and City Manager.   22.        Request a closed session to discuss litigation, property acquisition or sale or the character and professional competence or physical or mental health of an individual.   23.        Adjourn.         ________________________________              ______________________________ Christina Fernandez, City Recorder                    Date   REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION:  The City of St. George will make efforts to provide reasonable accommodations to disabled mem...


City Council Meeting Agenda Agenda 10/03/2019:
NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ST. GEORGE, WASHINGTON COUNTY, UTAH   Public Notice   Public notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of St. George, Washington County, Utah, will hold a regular meeting in the City Council Chambers, 175 East 200 North, St. George, Utah, on Thursday, October 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 Subordination Agreement with Zions Bank for the Riverwalk Village affordable housing development.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The purpose of the subordination agreement is to provide the construction lender on the Riverwalk property the right to foreclose the property if Riverwalk defaults on the loan.  The subordination agreement preserves the rent restrictions and the City's right to have a receiver appointed if the rent restrictions are violated.  The only right the City will be giving up is the right to foreclose on the property if the rent restrictions are violated, and only if that violation occurs after the lender forecloses.  The subordination agreement obligates the lender to notify the City of any default, which would allow the City to evaluate whether to step in and cure the default to preserve the City's right to foreclose in case of a violation of the rent restrictions.  The lender will not lend without this subordination agreement.  Staff recommends approval.       b.    Consider approval of an amended Professional Service Agreement with West Coast Code Consultants (WC3) for structural plan review.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The City utilizes three (3) consultants for building and structural review for commercial building permits.  The consultant's utilization is based on the number of commercial permits, which has been substantial this year.  This amendment would increase the contract to $150,000.  Staff recommends approval.   c.    Consider approval to award bid to JP Excavating for the Waste Water Treatment Plant Rough Grading Project.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  Rough grading is needed for the next phase of the treatment plant expansion.  By removing this task and bidding it out independently from the treatment plant expansion project it will save on overall project costs.  This was formally bid and nine bids were received.  Staff recommends approval.   d.    Consider approval to award bid to Feller Enterprises for the Industrial Park Storm Drain Phase-Three Project.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The project includes the installation of 1,243 feet of storm drain in the vicinity of Red Hills Parkway and 1400 West. This is Phase 3 of 5 of the overall St. George Industrial Park Storm Drain project.  This was a formal bid and seven (7) bids were received.  There are other drainage projects under budget that will allow for the budget overage on this project.  Staff recommends approval.   e.    Consider the sale of .051-acre parcel of City Property to Innovative Property Holdings, LLC.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  A 0.51-acre parcel of land adjoining the Cliffside Restaurant and Inn on the Cliff that Cliffside has been using for their parking lot and swimming pool through a lease with the City and now wishes to purchase from City.  Staff recommends approval.   f.     Consider approval of the financial report for August, 2019.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: The City has completed two (2) months or 16.67% of the fiscal year as of August 31, 2019. In relation to that, the General Fund revenues are at 13.19% of the budget. Some predominant revenues leading the way are General Sales Tax (17.20%), License/Inspection Fees (50.53%), and Building Permits (34.45%). The General Fund expenditures are at 14.01% of the budget year-to-date. Departments are doing well to manage and stay within their budgets.   3.            Public hearing regarding the sale of a significant parcel of city-owned real property located at approximately 1670 South 120 East, parcel SG-5-3-6-41041-ERD.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: The City of St. George desires to sell a significant parcel of city-owned real property located at approximately 1670 South 120 East, parcel SG-5-3-6-41041-ERD.  This property is part of the Dixie Center EDA.   4.            Consider approval of an ordinance changing the zone from C-3 (General Commercial) to C-4 (Central Business District Commercial) on approximately 4.89 acres for City Hall (City Hall & Police Department) located at 175 East 200 North.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: The applicant is requesting to rezone the property to C-4, in order to accommodate the potential future expansion of City Hall.  The properties located to the south and along St. George Blvd are zoned C-4.  This request would expand the existing C-4 further to the north.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   5.            Consider approval of a preliminary plat for Crimson Vistas.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This is the preliminary plat for Crimson Vistas, a 95-lot residential subdivision generally located at the intersection of 3000 East and 2000 South; zoning is R-1-10.   Lot size averaging will be used, with two lots falling below 10,000 sf.  The density will be 2.9 dwelling units per acre, which meets the General Plan land use designation of LDR (Low Density Residential). There will be 11 lots that either corner or back onto 3000 East.  These lots will be required to have a 6’ block wall and a 10’ landscape strip along the right-of-way.   6.            Consider approval of a preliminary plat for Sand Ridge.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: This is the preliminary plat is for Sand Ridge, a 44-lot residential subdivision located north of the Southern Parkway at the eastern extension of White Dome Drive; zoning is R-1-10.  Lot Size Averaging will be used for this preliminary plat, with 15 lots under 10,000 square feet. The density will be 3.04 dwelling units per acre, which meets the General Plan land use designation of LDR (Low Density Residential). There will be ten (10) lots that will have double frontage on White Dome Drive and Sunshine Trail Drive. These properties will have a 6’ block wall and a 10’ landscape strip along the rear of their properties on White Dome Drive.    7.            Consider approval of a preliminary plat for The Ledges of St. George Hidden Pinyon Phase 4.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: This is the preliminary plat for The Ledges of St. George Hidden Pinyon Phase 4, a 5-lot residential subdivision generally located at 1380 West 5500 North; zoning is PD-R.   Each lot will be over 19,000 square feet with the largest lot being 34,406 square feet. The density will be 1.70 dwelling units per acre, which meets the General Plan land use designation of LDR (Low Density Residential) and the Ledges Master Plan. Each lot will back to the Winchester Hills border and will have a rear yard setback of 50’.   8.            Appointments to Boards and Commissions of the City.   9.            Reports from Mayor, Councilmembers, and City Manager.   10.        Request a closed session to discuss litigation, property acquisition or sale or the character and professional competence or physical or mental health of an individual.   11.        Adjourn.         ________________________________              ______________________________ Christina Fernandez, City Recorder                    Date   REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION:  The City of St. George will make efforts to provide reasonable accommodations to disabled mem...


City Council Meeting Agenda Agenda 07/09/2020:
NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ST. GEORGE, WASHINGTON COUNTY, UTAH   Public Notice   Public notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of St. George, Washington County, Utah, will hold a regular meeting at the St. George City Offices located at 175 East 200 North, St. George, Utah, on Thursday, July 9, 2020 commencing at 4:00 p.m.   The meeting will also 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/98724563848 or by calling one of the following phone numbers:   Meeting ID: 987 2456 3848One tap mobile+16699006833,,98724563848# US (San Jose)+12532158782,,98724563848# US (Tacoma)Dial by your location        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)        +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)        +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)Meeting ID: 987 2456 3848Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/akohHhQ7T   Instructions for participation will be given at the onset of the meeting.    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 fee waiver for SwitchPoint to use the 3rd floor of the Dixie Academy building.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  SwitchPoint is requesting to use the 3rd floor every Wednesday evening.  The approximate value of the waiver is $400 per night X 50 nights = $20,000.  This approval would be for one (1) year and then they would reapply.  They have indicated that they will pay a staff member from the museum to be there and have been using this facility on Wednesday nights.  Staff recommends approval.   b.    Consider approval of an FAA Small Community Grant for the Airport.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The FAA has awarded a small community grant to the airport to help support a flight to Los Angeles. The amount of the grant is $370,000 (78.72%) with a local share of $100,000 (21.28%) for a total of $470,000.  Staff recommends approval.   c.    Consider approval to cancel the Airport Hangar Lease on Lot 105 with Grindstone Properties.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The owner of Grindstone Properties, LLC (Ron Fry) has requested be released from his hangar lease on lot 105. His intention was to build a new hangar on lot 105, but it has not come to fruition. His intention is to build a new hangar on a different lot that has not been prepared yet, but he would like to enter into a hangar lease on one of the future lots at a later date.  Staff recommends approval.   d.    Consider approval of the financial report for May 2020.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  As of the end of May 2020, the City has completed 11 months of the fiscal year or 91.67%. In relation to that, the General Fund revenues are at 87.95% in comparison to the General Fund expenditures being at 78.45%.  The City is on track to end the fiscal year in the black, with a surplus.  This is due to strong revenues at the beginning of the fiscal year and the efforts of our departments to cut spending and focus their efforts on essential projects and programs as we addressed the COVID Pandemic.  Staff recommends approval.   e.    Consider approval of the minutes from the meetings held on June 4, 2020; June 11, 2020; and June 25, 2020.   3.            Consider approval of funding for various non-profit organizations that further the national objectives of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  CDBG funds are to be allocated in accordance with national objectives and must satisfy goals established in the City's approved Consolidated Plan (ConPlan). The proposed subrecipients meet the national objective(s) of serving low to moderate income (LMI) individuals and the established goals of the City's ConPlan.  Staff recommends approval.   4.            Consider approval of an ordinance changing the zone from A-1 (Agriculture 40,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size) to RE-12.5 (Residential Estate 12,500 sq.ft. minimum lot size) on approximately 21.04 acres for residential development generally located at approximately 2400 South Crimson Cliffs Way.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  South of new High School and by Washington City limits residential subdivisions. The applicant requested RE-12.5, staff recommends RE-37.5, and the Planning Commission recommended RE-20 due to concerns of location by agricultural zones.   5.            Consider approval of an ordinance for a zone change from R-1-10 (Single Family Residential, 10,000 sq ft minimum lot size) to PD-R (Planned Development Residential) on property generally located at 1400 East Riverside Drive.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  In August of 2019, the City Council heard a request by the applicant to change the land use designation of the general plan on the subject property from LDR (Low Density Residential) to MDR (Medium Density Residential) in anticipation of this project. The City Council approved the application to change the general plan. The applicant is now seeking approval of a zone change to allow three and four-plex buildings on the property.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   6.            Consider approval of an ordinance to approve a zone change amendment to the Boulder Creek Crossing commercial subdivision.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This is a request for a zone change amendment to Lot 6 of the “Boulder Creek Crossing” commercial subdivision to develop a retail building with potential restaurant and retail uses. The property is zoned PD-C (Planned Development Commercial). The Planning Commission recommended approval.   7.            Consider approval of the preliminary plat for River Trail Townhomes, a 41-lot residential subdivision located at approximately 1400 East and Riverside Drive.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The proposed subdivision is located at approximately 1400 East and Riverside Drive.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   8.            Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance vacating an existing sewer easement belonging to the City of St. George, located at approximately 1050 South and from approximately 2480 East to 2780 East.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This request is to consider vacating an existing sewer easement belonging to the City of St. George, located at approximately 1050 South and from approximately 2480 East to 2780 East.  The sewer line was built outside of the dedicated easement and a new easement has been granted over the existing easement.   Zoning is RE-20.  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 to discuss litigation, property acquisition or sale or the character and professional competence or physical or mental health of an individual.         ________________________________              ______________________________ Christina Fernandez, City Recorder                    Date   REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION:  The City of St. George will make efforts to provide reasonable accommodations to disabled mem...


City Council Regular Meeting Agenda Agenda 01/09/2020:
NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ST. GEORGE, WASHINGTON COUNTY, UTAH   Public Notice   Public notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of St. George, Washington County, Utah, will hold 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 discuss litigation, property acquisition or sale or the character and professional competence or physical or mental health of an individual.     ________________________________              ______________________________ Christina Fernandez, City Recorder                    Date   REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION:  The City of St. George will make efforts to provide reasonable accommodations to disabled mem...


City Council Meeting Agenda Agenda 09/06/2018:
NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ST. GEORGE, WASHINGTON COUNTY, UTAH   Public Notice   Public notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of St. George, Washington County, Utah, will hold a regular meeting in the City Council Chambers, 175 East 200 North, St. George, Utah, on Thursday, September 6, 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 approval of the financial report for July, 2018.        BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The City has completed 1 month or 8.33% of the fiscal year.  In relation to that, the General Fund revenues are at 5.70%. Some predominant revenues leading the way are general sales tax and building permits.  The General Fund expenditures are at 5.38% of the budget year-to-date.  Departments are doing well to stay within their budgets and spend conservatively.   Staff recommends approval.   b.    Consider approval of an emergency purchase of two (2) distribution transformers.        BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  Due to a lightning strike, two (2) transformers need to be replaced in the Green Valley substation.  Staff recommends ordering two (2) transformers and is being done as it is an emergency situation.  A budget opening has been requested.  Funds will come from budgeted capital projects until the budget opening is processed.   Reserve funds will cover the expense for this emergency purchase.     c.    Consider award of bid to Interstate Rock Products for chip seal aggregate supply.        BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This award is for 5,000 tons of chip seal aggregate that will be used this spring on various roadways throughout the City including Riverside Drive, River Road, and several streets in the Bloomington area.  Roads in the Bloomington area will be capped with a slurry seal.  The basalt chip that Interstate Rock supplies is very durable and has a dark appearance.  This material was used in last year’s project with excellent results.  This year’s project will be completed April/May of 2019.  This was a formal bid; one (1) bid was received.  Staff recommends approval.   d.    Consider award of bid to JP Excavating for the 100 West drainage basin laterals phase 2 project.        BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The project includes storm drain improvements along 400 West between Tabernacle and 200 South and related work.  This was a formal bid and five (5) total bids were received.   Staff recommends approval.   e.    Consider approval of a contract with Holbrook Asphalt, Inc. for HA5 seal coat for various streets, trails, and parking lots within the City.        BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This is a sole source award.  The HA5 product is used to put a seal over newer (5-10 yr. old) residential streets, trails, and parking lots to slow the damage to asphalt from oxidation.  The treatment is a lower cost option for extending the life of asphalt surfaces.  It has been used previously throughout the City with excellent results.  Staff recommends approval.   f.     Consider approval of a local consent for a Class C alcohol license, a limited service restaurant for Red Fort Cuisine of India at 148 South 1740 East.        BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  Shamsher Singh Toor of Red Fort LLC is requesting local consent for a Class C alcohol license, a limited service restaurant, at 148 South 1470 East.  The Business License office has received all the required information including the background history of the applicant which is found clear.  Staff recommends approval.   g.    Consider approval of declaring items as surplus.        BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  Items to be declared as surplus: two (2) fire engines, one (1) to be donated to Wendover Fire Department, the other to be donated to a Fire Department in need (to be determined); and an old homemade flatbed trailer and a small army trailer frame, to be sold via auction.  Staff recommends approval of the items being declared surplus and to be donated, sold, or discarded.   h.    Consider approval of a donation agreement to donate a 1977 American LaFrance fire truck to the Wendover Fire Department.        BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The Fire Department recently purchased and took delivery of three (3) new fire engines.  With the new engines, this engine is no longer needed in the Fire Department’s fleet and is proposed to be declared surplus in item 2g.  Chief Stoker advertised that these engines are available for other departments in need; staff was contacted by the Wendover Fire Department.  Staff recommends approving the donation agreement to donate this engine to the Wendover Fire Department.     i.     Consider approval of a hangar lease with Jeff Wright for lot 58B.        BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The previous hangar owner, Michael Busher, has sold his hangar to Jeff Wright.  Jeff Wright is requesting a hangar lease with the City (lot 58B).  Staff recommends approval.   j.     Consider approval of the minutes from the meetings held on: April 5, 2018 (work meeting); April 5, 2018 (regular meeting); May 3, 2018; May 17, 2018; July 12, 2018 (work meeting); July 12, 2018 (regular meeting); July 19, 2018; August 2, 2018; August 9, 2018; August 16, 2018; and August 30, 2018.   3.            Consider appointment of the Development Services Director.   4.            Presentation from the Washington County School District.   5.            Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance vacating a public easement located at Lots 4 & 7, Block 18, Plat A, St. George City Survey (Joule Plaza parcel).   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This request is to vacate a public easement located at Lot 4 & 7, Block 18, Plat A, St. George City Survey (Joule Plaza parcel); zoning is C-4 (Central Business District Commercial with no minimum or maximum lot size).  Staff and JUC recommend approval.   6.            Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance amending the final subdivision plat for lot 7 & 8, Serenity Cove Subdivision.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This request is to approve an Amended Final Subdivision Plat to merge lots 7 & 8 together and vacate the public utilities and drainage easement located between said lots.  The property is located at 2760 East Circle at approximately 1750 South; zoning is R-1-10 (Single-Family Residential 10,000 SQ/FT minimum lot size).  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   7.            Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance vacating a portion of Knowledge Way, a public roadway.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This request is to vacate a portion of Knowledge Way.  This is located at the intersection of Knowledge Way and Tech Ridge Drive.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.    8.            Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance changing the zone from A-20 (Agricultural 20 acre lot sizes) to PD-R (Planned Development Residential) for Rosewood Town Homes on approximately 14.89 acres, for Brookfield Apartments on approximately 12.10 acres, and for Woodland Twin Homes on approximately 16.79 acres.  The properties are located south of Mall Drive and are on both sides of 2780 East.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The proposal has a variety of multifamily types, which includes apartments, townhouses, and twin homes with a total of 522 units on 28.89 acres.  Density ranges from 21 du/ac for the apartment, 11 du/ac for the townhouses, and 5 du/ac for twin houses.  The request is for a PD-R, therefore, a site plan, elevations, and materials have been provided for City Council review.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   9.            Consider approval of a zone change from PD-C/R (Planned Development Commercial and Residential) to PD-R (Planned Development Residential) on 6.04 acres for Sunbrook Hollow Townhomes. The property is located at 415 South Dixie Drive (behind the existing building on the property).      BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This application was tabled at the August 16th City Council meeting.  The applicant has revised the request and reduced the number of units, as well as, the size of the project.  The Planning Commission recommended approval (4:1) to the City Council with a reduction of density to five (5) du/ac (approx. 30 units).   10.         Consider approval of a conditional use permit to construct a new cell tower (UT022) near the replacement airport. The area is located near Airport Road on State Trust Lands (SITLA) and is located above the airport.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The applicant is requesting to construct a new cell tower (UT022) above the airport.  The proposed cell tower is requested to be 48' in height, which is also FAA's height limitation.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   11.         Consider approval of an extension of the Planned Development Residential approval for four (4) months for the Residences at Four Fifty generally located at the northwest intersection of 450 North and 2720 East.  Dave Nasal, applicant.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The applicant is requesting a four (4) month extension for a 38-unit townhouse development.  The project was approved by City Council March 17, 2016 and received a 12-month extension last September.   The extension will expire September 17, 2018.  City Code 10-8-5:J requires a building permit for construction be obtained within eighteen (18) months or the zoning reverts back to the previous zone.  Staff recommends approval.   12.         Consider approval of the final plat for Courthouse Corner Commercial Subdivision.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This request is to approve the final plat for the Courthouse Corner Commercial Subdivision, a 2-lot commercial subdivision located at 285 West Tabernacle Street; zoning is C-4 (Central Business District Commercial).  The Planning Commission recommended approval.       13.         Consider approval of the final plat for Elmwood Estates Phase 3.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This request is to approve the final plat for Elmwood Estates Phase 3, a 10-lot residential subdivision located at 3350 East Street and 3140 South Street; zoning is R-1-8 (Single-Family Residential 8,000 SQ/FT minimum lot size). The Planning Commission recommended approval.   14.         Consider approval of the final plat for Elmwood Estates Phase 5C.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This request is to approve the final plat for Elmwood Estates Phase 5C, a 2-lot residential subdivision located at 3430 East Street and 3140 South Street; zoning is R-1-8 (Single-Family Residential 8,000 SQ/FT minimum lot size).  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   15.         Consider approval of the final plat for Maple Estates Phase 3.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This request is to approve the final plat for Maple Estates Phase 3, a 17-lot residential subdivision located at the south end of Jessamine Way (approximately 3030 East and 3620 South); zoning is R-1-10 (Single-Family Residential 10,000 SQ/FT minimum lot size).  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   16.         Consider approval of the final plat for Redwood Estates Phase 8B.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This request is to approve the final plat for Redwood Estates Phase 8B, a 4-lot residential subdivision located at 3350 East Street and 3140 South; zoning is R-1-8 (Single-Family Residential 8,000 SQ/FT minimum lot size). The Planning Commission recommended approval.   17.         Consider approval of the final plat for Shoppes at Red Cliffs.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This request is to approve the final plat for Shoppes at Red Cliffs, a 6-lot commercial subdivision located at 2736 East Red Cliffs Drive; zoning is C-3 (General Commercial).  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   18.         Consider amending the final plat for Stone Cliff Subdivision Phase 14 Amended No. 2.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This request is to amend the final plat for Stone Cliff Subdivision Phase 14 Amended No. 2.  The purpose of this amendment is to adjust the common lot line of lot 1404 & 1405, making lot 1404 larger and lot 1405 smaller.  Additionally, this would adjust the common lot line of lot 1408 & 1409, making lot 1408 smaller and lot 1409 larger.   19.         Consider approval of the preliminary plat for Tech Ridge Phase 1 Subdivision.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This request is to approve the preliminary plat for Tech Ridge Phase 1, a 3-lot commercial subdivision located at Tech Ridge Drive and Knowledge Way (approximately 500 West and 450 South); zoning is PD-C (Planned Development Commercial).  The Planning Commission recommended approval. 20.         Consider approval of the final plat for Tech Ridge Phase 1 Subdivision.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This request is to approve the final plat for Tech Ridge Phase 1, a 3-lot commercial subdivision located at Tech Ridge Drive and Knowledge Way (approximately 500 West and 450 South); zoning is PD-C (Planned Development Commercial).  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   21.         Consider approval of the preliminary plat for The Vue at Green Valley.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This request is to approve the preliminary plat for The Vue at Green Valley, a 35-lot residential subdivision located at 1900 West 1100 South; zoning is PD-R (Planned Development Residential).  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   22.         Appointments to Boards and Commissions of the City.   23.         Reports from Mayor, Councilmembers, and City Manager.   24.         Request a closed session to discuss litigation, property acquisition or sale or the character and professional competence or physical or mental health of an individual.   25.         Adjourn.         ________________________________                ______________________________ Christina Fernandez, City Recorder                     Date   REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION:  The City of St. George will make efforts to provide reasonable accommodations to disabled mem...


City Council Meeting Agenda Agenda 01/03/2019:
NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ST. GEORGE, WASHINGTON COUNTY, UTAH   Public Notice   Public notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of St. George, Washington County, Utah, will hold 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 session to discuss litigation, property acquisition or sale or the character and professional competence or physical or mental health of an individual.   20.         Adjourn.         ________________________________                ______________________________ Christina Fernandez, City Recorder                     Date   REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION:  The City of St. George will make efforts to provide reasonable accommodations to disabled mem...


City Council Meeting Agenda Agenda 08/02/2018:
NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ST. GEORGE, WASHINGTON COUNTY, UTAH   Public Notice   Public notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of St. George, Washington County, Utah, will hold a regular meeting in the City Council Chambers, 175 East 200 North, St. George, Utah, on Thursday, August 2, 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 award of bid to Western Rock Products for the construction of airport runway patches and drainage ditches.   BACKGROUND AND RECOMMENDATION:  This project will be funded by a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant and Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) funds.  The project consists of runway patches and construction of airport drainage ditches; the cost is $403,680.50.  Staff recommends approval.   b.  Consider approval of a development agreement between PEG Development and the City of St. George for 605 Place, an off campus student housing project, to monitor compliance per City Ordinance 10-8-10.   BACKGROUND AND RECOMMENDATION:  This agreement is in compliance with the Planned Development approval and City ordinance.  City Code allows a reduction in parking and an increase in density for student housing projects.  The code requires a development agreement, which provides standards for reporting and monitoring.  Staff recommends approval.   c.  Consider approval of an agreement between PEG Development and the City of St. George, for partial occupancy of 605 Place, an off campus student housing project located at 605 east Tabernacle street.   BACKGROUND AND RECOMMENDATION:  The property owners are requesting partial occupancy of a building, prior to the entire site or all buildings being constructed.  Staff recommends approval.   d.  Consider approval of construction agreement between the City of St. George and UAMPS for transmission lines connected to PacifiCorp's  Purgatory  substation.   BACKGROUND AND RECOMMENDATION:  This is an agreement for the Energy Services Department to do work that UAMPS will pay for related to construction of transmission lines to PacifiCorp's Purgatory substation.  Staff recommends approval.   3.            Consider approval of Amendment #2 to the Tech Ridge Purchase Option Agreement.   BACKGROUND AND RECOMMENDATION:  The applicant, Tech Ridge LLC, is requesting to include approximately 1.27 acres of City property into Phase-I of the Tech Ridge Development as per an amendment to the Tech Ridge Purchase Option Agreement.  Staff recommends approval.   4.            Public Hearing and consideration of an ordinance amending the General Plan from LDR (Low Density Residential) to MDR (Medium Density Residential) on approximately 0.81 acres generally located east of 1775 West and Canyon View Drive.   BACKGROUND AND RECOMMENDATION:  The applicant, Scott Oaky, is requesting MDR, which is 5 to 9 dwelling units per acre. This request was previously heard as Case No. 2016-GPA-009, but was denied by the City Council on August 4, 2016.  Planning Commission recommends approval with the condition that each lot is limited to two units, no short term rentals, and no lot splits; the deed restriction is to be recorded with conditions acceptable to the City prior to the amendment being valid.   5.            Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance amending the General Plan from FP (Flood Plain), VLDR (Very Low Density Residential), and PF (Public Facility) to LDR (Low Density Residential) on 23.07 acres located east of the Ft. Pierce wash and west of the existing Meadow Valley Farms subdivision; 4040 South on the extension of Quarry Ridge Drive.   BACKGROUND AND RECOMMENDATION:  The applicant, Development Solutions, is proposing approximately 2.87 acres of FP (Floodplain) land use designation be changed to LDR.  The City hired a consultant to study the floodplain in this area and provide recommendations.  Based on the consultant’s recommendation, the floodplain has increased and it is reflected in the request.  None of this property is located in the floodplain with the City’s submittal to FEMA.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   6.            Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance amending the General Plan from LDR (Low Density Residential) to COM (Commercial) on approximately 36.90 acres and MDR (Medium Density Residential) on approximately 29.55 acres generally located near Canyon View Drive, west of Dixie Drive.   BACKGROUND AND RECOMMENDATION:  The applicant, Niota Investment LLC, is requesting MDR on approximately 29.55 acres, which could accommodate approximately 150 to 270 units.  COM is being requested along Dixie Drive, which would transition to residential.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   7.            Public hearing and consideration of ordinance changing the zone from M-1 (Industrial) to C-3 (General Commercial) on 3.15 acres for Tagg-N-Go located at the southeast corner of 3050 East and 750 North.   BACKGROUND AND RECOMMENDATION:  The applicant, White Hills LC, is requesting a zone change from M-1 (Industrial) to C-3 (General Commercial).  The General Plan land use designation is COM, which supports the request.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   8.            Appointments to Boards and Commissions of the City.   9.            Reports from Mayor, Councilmembers, and City Manager.   10.         Request a closed session to discuss litigation, property acquisition or sale or the character and professional competence or physical or mental health of an individual.   11.         Adjourn.         ________________________________                ______________________________ Christina Fernandez, City Recorder                     Date   REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION:  The City of St. George will make efforts to provide reasonable accommodations to disabled mem...


City Council Meeting Agenda Agenda 10/04/2018:
NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ST. GEORGE, WASHINGTON COUNTY, UTAH   Public Notice   Public notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of St. George, Washington County, Utah, will hold a regular meeting in the City Council Chambers, 175 East 200 North, St. George, Utah, on Thursday, October 4, 2018 commencing at 5:00 p.m.   The agenda for the meeting is as follows:   Call to Order                                                                                                            Invocation Flag Salute     1.            Appoint the new Chief of Police.   2.            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.   3.            Consent Calendar.   a.    Consider approval of the financial report for August, 2018.        BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The City has completed two (2) months or 16.67% of the fiscal year.  In relation to that, the General Fund revenues are at 13.19%.  Some predominant revenues leading the way are general sales tax, franchise fees, inspection fees, and building permits.  The General Fund expenditures are at 13.72% of the budget year-to-date.  Departments are doing well to stay within their budgets and spend conservatively.  Staff recommends approval.   b.    Consider award of bid to Interstate Rock Products for the Flood Street Substation Expansion Phase 2 project.        BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This project is to expand the existing Flood Street Substation and includes site excavation, grading, removal and disposal of existing foundations, and installation of new foundations.  The expansion will provide capacity for six (6) new distribution circuits to feed new and existing development.  This was formally bid and six (6) bids were received.  Staff recommends approval.   c.    Consider award of bid to JP Excavating for the 700 East Cemetery Middle Roadway Renovation.        BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  Project includes demolition of the existing middle roadway at the 700 East Cemetery; regrading and installation of rolled curb on both sides, new asphalt, wider concrete drive aprons, and new gutter bridges.  This was a formal bid and four (4) bids were received.  Staff recommends approval.   d.    Consider approval of Amendment IV to the Purchase and Option Agreement for Tech Ridge.            BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This is an amendment to extend the deadline for the completion to the Tech Ridge Development Agreement to January 1, 2019.  Tech Ridge partners and City staff have met several times on this agreement and the extension is necessary in order to allow Tech Ridge, LLC more time to complete and submit the zoning plan with the development agreement for council approval.  Staff recommends approval.   e.    Consider Approval of a Professional Services Agreement with Automation 'n Controls for the design and implementation of automation controls on the Wastewater Treatment Plant Phase I, as well as maintenance and repair of existing equipment controls at the Wastewater Treatment Plant.        BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This Professional Services is for the design and implementation of a process automation control system for the first phase of the WWTP expansion project.  Along with the new automation control system, this agreement also covers miscellaneous maintenance and repair of our existing equipment and controls of the WWTP.  Staff recommends approval.   f.     Consider approval of a Cooperative Agency Agreement for AIP 028 Grant with Aeronautical Operations Division of the State of Utah.        BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The City was awarded a grant from the FAA for the runway patching and drainage improvements at the airport.  The monies from the grant are administered by the State and distributed to the City from the State. This agreement sets forth the process for the distribution of the grant to the City.  Staff recommends approval.   g.    Consider approval of a Cooperative Agency Agreement for AIP 029 Grant with Aeronautical Operations Division of the State of Utah.        BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The City was awarded a grant from the FAA for the runway repair at the airport.  The monies from the grant are administered by the State and distributed to the City from the State.  This agreement sets forth the process for the distribution of the grant to the City.  Staff recommends approval.   4.            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 department budgets after completion of 25% of the 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; and new contractually- funded or grant-funded projects.  Staff recommends approval.   5.            Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance changing the  zone  from R-1-10 (Single Family Residential 10,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size) to PD-R (Planned Development Residential) and per Section 10-8-5 to review a proposed townhome projects design, site plan, density, elevations, landscaping, amenities, and parking for Desert Hollow at Desert Canyon. The property is 17.56 acres and located at approximately 700 feet west of the Desert Heights residential subdivision (between Brocken Mesa Drive and Rim Runner Drive).   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The applicant is requesting a PD zone change in order to accommodate single family dwellings with the reduced side yard separation between units.  The requested consideration is for the site plan, elevations, and materials for the project.  Planning Commission recommended denial.   6.            Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance amending the Final Subdivision Plat of Lot 159, The Cliffs of Snow Canyon Plat 'J' by increasing the size of  Lot 159 as to fit the improvements on the ground and vacate the public utilities and drainage easement located at the rear of said lot and also a portion of the common area.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This request is to consider an Amended Final Subdivision Plat to make Lot 159 larger to fit the improvements on the ground and vacate the public utilities and drainage easement located at the rear of said lot and a portion of the common area.  This is located at 3052 N. Snow Canyon Parkway, Lot 159; Zoning is PD-R (Planed Development Residential 5,000 SQ/FT minimum lot size).  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   7.            Public Hearing and consideration of an ordinance vacating a public easement located at Lots 4 & 7, Block 18, Plat A, St. George City Survey (Joule Plaza Parcel).   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This request is to vacate a public easement located at Lot 4 & 7, Block 18, Plat A, St. George City Survey (Joule Plaza Parcel); Zoning is C-4 (Central Business District Commercial with no minimum or maximum lot size).  Staff and Joint Utilities Commission recommend approval.     8.            Consider approval of an ordinance amending the final plat for Lots 27 & 28 of Entrada at Snow Canyon “Chaco Bench” Phase 3.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This request is to amend the final subdivision plat for Lots 27 & 28 of Entrada at Snow Canyon “Chaco Bench” Phase 3 to merge said lots together into one (1) lot.  The lots are located at 2552 North Kiva Circle; zoning is PD-R (Planned Development Residential).  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   9.            Consider a request to add an addition to an existing home and to continue its non-conforming side yard setback. The proposal is located at 32 West 200 South in the RCC Residential Central City) zone.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The home has a 2' 8” side yard setback, which the code requires an 8' side yard setback.  The existing setback is nonconforming and the applicant is requesting the same setback for the proposed addition.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   10.         Consider approval of a conditional use permit for an RV garage on Lot 30 of the Arbors Phase 3 residential subdivision located at 3011 South Poplar Drive; zoning is  R-1-12 (Single Family Residential 12,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size).   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  Accessory structures that exceed 15' in height require a CUP.  This structure would be approximately 21’-3” to the midpoint of the roof (building height), thus necessitating the purpose of this conditional use permit request.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   11.         Consider approval of a conditional use permit for an RV garage on Lot 70 of the Meadow Valley Farms residential subdivision located at 2292 East 4040 South; zoning is RE-20 (Residential Estate 20,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size).   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  City code requires accessory structures over 15', to request a CUP.  This structure would be approximately 17’-0” to the midpoint of the roof (building height), thus necessitating the purpose of this conditional use permit request.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   12.         Consider approval of a conditional use permit for the Thurston-Atkin House to be operated as a vacation rental in the historic home originally built by Thomas Jefferson Thurston in the early 1880s. The home is located at 270 West 200 North in the RCC (Residential Central City) zone.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The applicant proposes to establish a vacation rental within a historic home and within an accompanying detached historic carriage house with a total of three (3) sleeping units (rooms) between the two (2) buildings.  The Planning Commission recommends approval.         13.         Consider approval of a conditional use permit to erect a one hundred foot (100) tower and to install a communications enclosure located on top of Webb Hill; zoning is OS (Open Space).   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The applicant is requesting to construct a 100' tower on Webb Hill.  The tower will serve multiple users and FCC licensed facilities such as FM stations, studio to transmitter links for multiple AM & FM stations, space for 2-way communication equipment, microwave, and internet providers.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   14.         Consider approval of the final plat for Crimson Shadows Subdivision.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This item is a final plat for Crimson Shadows Subdivision, a 9-lot residential subdivision located at 2070 South Street at approximately 2500 East; zoning is RE-20 (Residential Estate 20,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size) and RE-12.5 Residential Estate 12,500 sq. ft. minimum lot size).  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   15.         Consider approval of the final plat for The Lofts at Green Valley Phase 2.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This item is a final plat for The Lofts at Green Valley Phase 2, a 12-lot/unit residential subdivision located at 1790 West Street and Plantations Drive; zoning is PD-R (Planned Development Residential 5,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size).  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   16.         Consider approval of a subdivision of 10 lots or less located at approximately 1235 East and 1580 South Street (Bundy Lane).   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This request is to subdivide one (1) lot into two (2) lots; zoning is R-1-10 (Single family residential 10,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size).  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   17.         Consider approval of the preliminary plat for Estrella Commercial.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This item is a preliminary plat for Estrella Commercial, a 2-lot commercial subdivision located at the southwest corner of the intersection of Dixie Downs Road and Snow Canyon Parkway; zoning is PD-C (Planned Development Commercial).  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   18.         Consider approval of the preliminary plat for Johnson Arch at the Ledges Phase 1.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This item is a preliminary plat for Johnson Arch at the Ledges Phase 1, a 15-lot residential subdivision located at approximately 1300 West and 4200 North; zoning is PD-R (Planned Development Residential).  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 discuss litigation, property acquisition or sale or the character and professional competence or physical or mental health of an individual.   22.         Adjourn.         ________________________________                ______________________________ Christina Fernandez, City Recorder                     Date   REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION:  The City of St. George will make efforts to provide reasonable accommodations to disabled mem...


City Council Meeting Agenda Agenda 05/07/2020:
...CE OF ELECTRONIC REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ST. GEORGE, WASHINGTON COUNTY, UTAH   Public Notice   Public notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of St. George, Washington County, Utah, will hold an electronic regular meeting at the St. George City Offices located at 175 East 200 North, St. George, Utah, on Thursday, May 7, 2020 commencing at 5:00 p.m.   The meeting will be broadcast via Zoom.  Persons who are allowed to comment during the meeting may also do so via Zoom.  To login to the meeting you may do so by visiting: https://zoom.us/j/99873966843 or by calling one of the following phone numbers:   Meeting ID: 998 7396 6843 One tap mobile+12532158782,,99873966843# US (Tacoma)+13462487799,,99873966843# US (Houston)Dial by your location        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)        +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)        +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)Meeting ID: 998 7396 6843 Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/aclxWXAMu3   Instructions for participation will be given at the onset of the meeting.    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 an Agreement to Purchase Real Property for a portion of Quarry Ridge Drive from the James G. Milne Family Trust.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This agreement is for purchasing 0.85 acres of property for the construction of Quarry Ridge Drive in the amount of $114,750.00, and compensation for damages incurred related to the acquisition of the property in the amount of $33,860.00.  Staff recommends approval.   b.    Consider approval of Amendment 8 to the Jviation Professional Services Agreement for Design and Construction Management of Various Projects at the Airport.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  Amendment 8 of the Jviation PSA, dated January 21, 2016, is for the Snow Removal Equipment (backhoe and appurtenances) purchase at the airport. The purchase of the equipment is grant eligible and AIP 32 will cover a little more than 90% of the cost. The grant will also cover the same percentage of the services contained in Amendment 8. The total cost of the services provided in Amendment 8 is $28,045.00, of which the City's portion is $2,566.12 and will be funded used Passenger Facility Charges (PFCs).  Staff recommends approval.   c.    Consider approval of Amendment 9 to the Jviation Professional Services Agreement for Design and Construction Management of Various Projects at the Airport.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  Amendment 9 of the Jviation PSA, dated January 21, 2016, is for the Pavement Maintenance and Drainage Improvement Project at the airport. The project is grant eligible and AIP 33 will cover 90.85% of the cost. The grant will also cover the same percentage of the services contained in Amendment 9. The total cost of the services provided in Amendment 8 is $222,692.60, of which the City's portion is $20,376.37 and will be funded used Passenger Facility Charges (PFCs).  Staff recommends approval.   d.    Consider approval for a new Hangar Lease with First West Aviation for Lot 1C at the Airport.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  Fred Jones (First West Aviation) is requesting to release him from the lease that has been previously approved on Lot 51A in order to approve a new hangar lease on Lot 1C. No hangars have been built on these locations, and with this approval, Mr. Jones will be constructing a new hangar on Lot 1C.  Staff recommends approval.   e.    Consider approval of the Financial report for March 31, 2020.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The City has completed 75.00% of the fiscal year. In relation to that, the General Fund revenues are at 74.34%.  Some predominant revenues affecting the overall revenue percentages are Current (Real) Property Taxes (101.31%) which is normal for this time of year; General Sales Taxes (77.32%), Building Permits (123.83%), and Class C Road allotment (83.37%).   The General Fund expenditures are at 66.39% of the budget through March.   Due to the COVID-19 economic crisis the City has implemented their recession readiness guidelines for the departments to follow for the remainder of the fiscal year.  Staff recommends approval.   3.            Public hearing and consideration of an amended final subdivision plat for Green Valley Subdivision No. 5 because 100% of the consents from the other lot owners within this plat submitted were not received.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This request is to consider an amended final subdivision plat for Green Valley Subdivision No. 5 because 100% of the consents from the other lot owners within this plat submitted were not received;  This is located at the intersection of Canyon View Drive and Ostler Way; zoning is PD-R (for the lots being amended) and R-1-10 (for the remaining lots within the subdivision).  Staff recommends approval.   4.            Public meeting per Section 78B-6-504 of the Utah Code to consider whether to approve the acquisition through eminent domain property to be used for a roadway and temporary easement (SG-BLDR-1-7) to be used for widening River Road in the vicinity of 1455 South River Road.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The City obtained an appraisal showing the value of the right-of-way and temporary easement at $66,000. The owner, HZ PROPS RE, Ltd, has countered at $150,000 but has not submitted an appraisal or backup documentation which has been requested. The City hopes to be able to voluntarily purchase the property but due to the need to move quickly, the City is seeking authorization to commence an eminent domain action and is following statutory procedures, including this public meeting, in preparation of filing such action. Notice of this meeting was sent directly to the owner.  Staff recommends approval.   5.            Consider approval of a resolution authorizing assistance to the Riverwalk Affordable Housing project in the form of additional impact fee credits.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  Riverwalk Village Development LLC and the City previously entered an Agreement to Defer Impact Fees related the affordable housing units known as Riverwalk Village. The agreement provided among other things that the City would defer impact fees related to the Development in the amount $316,622.46 with, $146,888.46 allocated to the electrical service impact fee. Developer has elected to increase the electrical service to the Development which will increase the electrical impact fee by $24,481.41. This resolution authorizes additional impact fee credits in the amount of $24,481.41.  Staff recommends approval.   6.            Consider approval of a resolution accepting and adopting the Preliminary Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Budget of the City of St. George and to set the dates for the required public hearings.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  State Law requires the recommended budget to be presented to the Mayor & City Council on or before the first regular meeting in May of each year; and to adopt the final budget on or before June 30th of each year.  Staff recommends approval of the resolution to accept and adopt the Preliminary Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Budget and to set the public hearing dates for the final budget as June 4th and June 18th, 2020.   7.            Consider approval of a Hillside Development Permit for Desert Playa at Desert Canyons; located east of the proposed Desert Cliffs residential project and is part of the Desert Canyons Master Plan.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The property is proposed to be developed into a residential subdivision which will include approximately sixty-eight (68) residential lots.  The Hillside Review Board and Planning Commission recommended approval.   8.            Consider approval of an ordinance for a zone change amendment to the Sun River Commons commercial centers PD-C (Planned Development Commercial) zone to approve a credit union generally located at the corner of Sun River Parkway and Arrowhead Canyon Drive.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The developers of the Sun Rivers Commons Commercial Center would like to add this professional office building to the Planned Development commercial zone.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   9.            Consider approval of an ordinance changing the General Plan land use map on the subject property from HDR (High Density Residential) to MDR (Medium Density Residential) and LDR (Low Density Residential) to COM (Commercial). The property is generally located west of master planned Southern Hills Drive and north of White Dome Drive.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  In 2017, the land use map of the vicinity showed a variety of land use designations including Industrial, Commercial, Residential and Open Space. The larger subject property was master planned Industrial while the smaller piece was designated residential. The applicant proposed a General Plan amendment. The larger property was changed to High Density Residential while the smaller piece remained Low Density Residential. Commercial remained to the south and the Industrial property to the north was designated Medium Density Residential.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   10.        Consider approval of an ordinance establishing Land Use designations on recently annexed property located south east of the Southern Parkway Interchange #7. Approval of the amendment would establish the property as a mix of LDR (Low Density Residential), MDR (Medium Density Residential), and FP (Flood Plain) land uses.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This request is for a General Plan amendment for LDR (Low Density Residential), MDR (Medium Density Residential), and FP (Flood Plain) land uses. The property was recently annexed into the City (11/7/2019). Upon annexation the property was automatically zoned A-20 (Agriculture 20 acres minimum), but the land must be assigned general plan land uses.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.     11.        Consider approval of a preliminary plat for a 6-lot residential subdivision called Monte Vista Estates located at the southeast corner of the intersection of 3210 East and 2000 South.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This preliminary plat is located at the southeast corner of the intersection of 3210 East and 2000 South.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   12.        Consider approval of a preliminary plat for a 6-lot commercial subdivision called Southbridge Center Phase 1 located at the southeast corner of 1450 South and River Road.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This subdivision is located at the southeast corner of 1450 South and River Road.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   13.        Appointments to Boards and Commissions of the City.   14.        Reports from Mayor, Councilmembers, and City Manager.   15.        Request a closed session to discuss litigation, property acquisition or sale or the character and professional competence or physical or mental health of an individual.         ________________________________              ______________________________ Christina Fernandez, City Recorder                    Date   REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION:  The City of St. George will make efforts to provide reasonable accommodations to disabled mem...


City Council Meeting Agenda Agenda 03/07/2019:
NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ST. GEORGE, WASHINGTON COUNTY, UTAH   Public Notice   Public notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of St. George, Washington County, Utah, will hold a regular meeting in the City Council Chambers, 175 East 200 North, St. George, Utah, on Thursday, March 7, 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 to award bid to Gooch Pool Repair of Southern Utah for the City Pool re-plaster project.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The plaster at the city outdoor pool has worn to a point that the Health Department has asked for it to be replaced. This project would remove the existing plaster down to the hard under shell and then replace with new plaster.  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 Evan J. Woodbury, Inc.  Staff recommends approval.           c.    Consider approval of a Purchase and Sale Agreement for Public Right of Way along 500 East.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This is a request to purchase ROW for the Corona Flores Market.  The ROW is necessary to comply with the landscape ordinance for commercial development.  The area to be purchased is 3,342 square feet along 500 East.  Staff recommends approval.   d.    Consider approval of a Professional Services Agreement with Mainline Engineering for the design of 1450 South Extension.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This project consists of extending 1450 South starting at 3000 East and continuing southeasterly to the intersection of 3650 South 240 West (Washington City).  It will include roadway design, right-of-way design, drainage design, utility relocation/installation, and street lighting.  Staff recommends approval.   e.    Consider approval of a Professional Service Agreement with Span Systems Inc. for the Sand Hollow Aquatic Center Dome Replacement Project.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This is for design consulting services for the re-construction of the roof structure at the Sand Hollow Aquatic Center.  The overall appearance of the roof will remain the same as the current roof, unless the design proves to be inadequate or the City decides to alter the roof design during this design process.  The purpose of this proposal is to provide information on the scope of work for bid preparation as consulting services.  Staff recommends approval.   f.     Consider approval of an amended Professional Service Agreement with Sunrise Engineering for structural and plan review.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The City utilizes three consultants for building and structural review for commercial building permits.  Sunrise has been able to review the building plans more efficiently than the other firms.  Therefore, the building division has been utilizing them for a majority of the plan reviews.   This amendment would increase the contract by $40,000.  Currently, there is $120,000 in the budget between all consultants.  Staff recommends approval.   g.    Consider approval of a Professional Services Agreement with Bowen, Collins, & Associates and for the engineering services for the design of the SGRWRF 2020 Expansion Project.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The SGRWRF 2020 Expansion Project is the second phase of the wastewater treatment plant expansion.  Phase I of the plant expansion is under construction.  The Preliminary Engineering Report for the second phase has been completed.  This PSA with Bowen, Collins, & Associates is for the design of the next phase that is required to meet future needs and the new nutrient removal regulations.  Staff recommends approval.       h.    Consider approval of a Professional Services Agreement with Bowen, Collins, & Associates for the engineering services for the design of the Tonaquint Drive Sewer Project.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  A section of the wastewater collections system in the Tonaquint / Southgate area is at capacity and in need of up-sizing and replacement.  This professional services agreement is for the design of the sewer replacement project.  Staff recommends approval.   i.     Consider approval of a Reimbursement Agreement with Dixie Power for the installation of a section of 60" diameter sewer pipe in front of their new substation at approximately 1800 West 3780 South.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  Dixie Power is in the process of constructing a new substation along 3780 South, south of Christiansen Park.  The Water Services Department plans to replace and upsize the existing 48" sewer outfall line that is in 3780 South Road.  The new pipeline will run in front of the Dixie Power substation.  With this agreement, the sewer line will be installed with the Dixie Power project, and we will reimburse Dixie Power the actual cost of the sewer line installation.  Staff recommends approval.   j.     Consider approval of Amendment No. 6 to the Purchase and Option Agreement with Tech Ridge, LLC to amend Section 4.8 and extend the deadline to May 31, 2019 for successful negotiation and execution of the Development Agreement.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This amendment provides additional time to successfully negotiate and execute the Development Agreement before buyer's option to purchase Phase II Property and the Hillside Option expires.  Staff recommends approval.   k.    Consider approval of an Airport Hangar Lease Agreement with SO Construction, Inc. on Lot 56C.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The City currently has a hangar lease with John St. John (SO Construction) on lot 54B.  Mr. St. John has requested to move to lot 56C and enter into a new lease with the City.  Staff recommends approval.   l.     Consider approval of the financial report for January, 2019.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  As of January 31, 2019, the City has completed seven (7) months or 58.33% of the fiscal year.  In relation to that, the General Fund revenues are at 58.56%.  General Sales tax continues to perform well as new construction related revenues.  The General Fund expenditures are at 49.81% of the budget year-to-date.  Overall departments are doing well to stay within their year-to-date budgets.  Those departments that may be slightly over budget are due to large equipment purchases or seasonal programs.  Staff recommends approval.       m.  Consider approval of the minutes from the meetings held on January 24, 2019, February 7, 2019, February 14, 2019, and February 21, 2019.   3.            Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance for a zone change amendment for The Ledges residential Planned Development for a vacation rental project, to redistribute the densities, and for minor topographical and clerical corrections.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The Ledges is located off of Highway 18, south of the Winchester Hills Development.  This requested Zone Change Amendment covers the Ledges Planned Development and has three purposes: to redistribute the densities, minor topographical and clerical corrections, and to approve the site plan for a vacation rental project.   The applicant requests approval for the review of the design, site plan, and elevations for the vacation rentals.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   4.            Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance for  a zone change amendment to the Sun River Commons commercial center to develop an office building in Phase 3.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The developers of the Sun Rivers Commons commercial center would like to add this professional office building to the Planned Development.  This is an amendment in order to review the design and site plan for the proposal.  The property is on 1.60 acres zoned PD-C (Planned Development Commercial) and is generally located east of Terrible Herbst C-Store & fuel station on Pioneer Road adjacent to the UDOT R.O.W.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   5.            Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance for a zone change amendment for Quarry Ridge Commercial to develop in two (2) phases commercial buildings with an undeveloped area for a future third phase.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This is a zone change amendment request to develop Quarry Ridge Commercial subdivision on approximately ten (10) acres, and to review the site plan, design, and elevations.  It is proposed to develop two (2) office/commercial pads on ten (10) acres adjacent to the Ft. Pierce Wash.  The property is zoned PD-C (Planned Development Commercial) and is located on Horsemans Park Road.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   6.            Consider a request for a revised Hillside Development Permit to allow for the additional inclusion and development of Lot 12 within a previously approved 11-lot single family residential development (Banded Hills).   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This is a request for a Hillside Development Permit to allow development of the additional Lot 12 to a previously approved single family residential development known as Banded Hills. The property is located at approximately 2915 East Banded Hills Drive (generally located between Copper Cliff Drive and Banded Hills Drive).  The Planning Commission recommended approval.       7.            Consider a request to install an 8" water line within the hillside overlay zone located at the proposed Juniper Cove subdivision.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This waterline will be installed between the previously approved Banded Hills Drive and the Juniper Cove subdivisions and will follow the existing disturbed trail within the hillside slope area.  The purpose of this waterline is to provide adequate pressure to the Juniper Cove and Teakwood subdivisions by supplying water from the airport tank pressure zone.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   8.            Consider approval of a conditional use permit to allow construction of an approximate 16'3" high RV Garage at 720 West Indian Hills Drive.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The applicant is requesting to construct a detached residential RV garage; the height will exceed the allowable building height of fifteen feet (15’), unless a conditional use permit is granted for a greater height.  The property is zoned R-1-10 (Single Family Residential 10,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size).  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   9.            Consider approval of a conditional use permit to allow construction of an approximate 17'3" high RV garage on Lot 27 in the Crimson Cliffs Phase 2 residential subdivision.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The applicant is requesting to construct a detached RV garage; the height will exceed the allowable building height of fifteen feet (15’), unless a conditional use permit is granted for a greater height.  The property is located at 2514 East 2220 South. The property is zoned RE-20 (Residential Estate 20,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size).  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   10.         Consider approval of the preliminary plat for Hidden Pinyon at The Ledges Phase 3.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This preliminary plat is for Hidden Pinyon at The Ledges Phase 3, a 14-lot residential subdivision located north on Hidden Pinyon Drive, north of Hidden Pinyon Phase 2; zoning is PD-R (Planned Development Residential).  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   11.         Consider approval of the preliminary plat for Snow Canyon Commercial.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This preliminary plat is for a 3- lot commercial subdivision located north of Dixie Downs Road, south of 2000 North Street, and west of Snow Canyon Parkway; zoning is PD-C (Planned Development Commercial).  This proposed preliminary plat is to create three (3) lots within this planned development commercial zone.  Lot 1 will be 3.13 acres and will have frontage on Dixie Downs Road, Lot 2 will be 3 acres and will have frontage on Snow Canyon Parkway and Lot 3 will be 1.75 acres and will have frontage on 2000 North Street and Snow Canyon Parkway.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.       12.         Consider approval of the preliminary plat for Sun River Commons Phase 3.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This preliminary plat is for Sun River Commons Phase 3, a 1-lot commercial subdivision located east of Pioneer Parkway, north of Sun River Parkway, and west of I-15; zoning is PD-C (Planned Development Commercial).  This lot will be used for a future office building.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   13.         Consider approval of a final subdivision plat for Desert Cove Phase 3.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This final subdivision plat is for Desert Cove Phase 3, a 19-lot residential condominium subdivision located at Broken Rock Way and Mesa Rock Drive; zoning is R-1-10 (Single-Family Residential 10,000 SQ/FT minimum lot size).  The Planning Commission recommended approval; the item was tabled at the previous City Council meeting.   14.         Consider approval of the final subdivision plat for Desert Crossing Phase 2.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This final subdivision plat is for Desert Crossing Phase 2, a 13-lot residential subdivision located at Day Dream Way and Broken Mesa Drive; zoning is PD-R (Planed Development Residential 5,000 SQ/FT minimum lot size).  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   15.         Consider approval of the final subdivision plat for Desert View Phase 2.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This final subdivision plat is for Desert View Phase 2, a 9-lot residential subdivision located at Broken Mesa Drive and Broken Mesa Court; zoning is PD-R (Planed Development Residential 5,000 SQ/FT minimum lot size).  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   16.         Consider approval of the final subdivision plat for Estrella Commercial Subdivision.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This final subdivision plat is for Estrella Commercial Subdivision, a 2-lot commercial subdivision located at Snow Canyon Parkway and Dixie Downs Road; zoning is PD-C (Planned Development Commercial/Manufacturing – all building shall not exceed 50% of the net lot or parcel acreage).  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   17.         Consider approval of the final subdivision plat for Maple Estates Phase 4.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This final subdivision plat is for Maple Estates Phase 4, a 20-lot residential condominium subdivision located at Copper Cliff Drive and Banded Hills Drive; 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 final subdivision plat for Moorland Park Phase 2.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This final subdivision plat is for Moorland Park Phase 2, a 17-lot residential subdivision located at 2780 East Street and Ridgedale Lane; zoning is R-1-10 (Single-Family Residential 10,000 SQ/FT minimum lot size).  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   19.         Consider approval of the final subdivision plat for Sage Canyon Phase 3 Subdivision.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This final subdivision plat is for Sage Canyon Phase 3 Subdivision, a 24-lot residential subdivision located at Hayrocks Drive and Yant Flat Drive; zoning is R-1-10 (Single-Family Residential 10,000 SQ/FT minimum lot size).  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   20.         Consider approval of the final subdivision plat for White Sands Phase 4B Subdivision.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This final subdivision plat is for White Sands Phase 4B Subdivision, an 8-lot residential subdivision located at White Dome Drive and Dwarf Bear Poppy Drive; zoning is R-1-10 (Single-Family Residential 10,000 SQ/FT minimum lot size).  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   21.         Consider approval of an amended final subdivision plat for Painted Desert Professional Plaza Amended.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This request is to amend the final subdivision plat for Painted Desert Professional Plaza Amended to adjust Building Pads #3, #4, and #5 to match existing buildings and to adjust Building Pad #2 to the proposed location.  This request has been approved by City Staff, the Home Owners Association (HOA), and the Joint Utilities Committee (JUC).  This property is located at 1611 East 2450 South Street; zoning is PD-C (Planned Development Commercial/Manufacturing – all building shall not exceed 50% of the net lot or parcel acreage).  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   22.         Appointments to Boards and Commissions of the City.   23.         Reports from Mayor, Councilmembers, and City Manager.   24.         Request a closed session to discuss litigation, property acquisition or sale or the character and professional competence or physical or mental health of an individual.   25.         Adjourn.           ________________________________                ______________________________ Christina Fernandez, City Recorder                     Date   REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION:  The City of St. George will make efforts to provide reasonable accommodations to disabled mem...


City Council Meeting Agenda Agenda 02/07/2019:
NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ST. GEORGE, WASHINGTON COUNTY, UTAH   Public Notice   Public notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of St. George, Washington County, Utah, will hold a regular meeting in the City Council Chambers, 175 East 200 North, St. George, Utah, on Thursday, February 7, 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 to award bid to Tri-State Electric for the Mall Dr. and Dinosaur Crossing traffic signal.        BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The project includes installation of traffic signal and miscellaneous related improvements.  This was a formal bid and four bids were received.  Staff recommends approval.   b.    Consider approval to award bid to JP Excavating for road improvements on 2000 South, 3430 East, and 2450 South.        BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This project includes the re-construction of portions of 2000 South and 3430 East and construction of new road, water and sewer improvements on 2450 South.  This was formally bid and five bids were received.  Staff recommends approval.   c.    Consider approval of an agreement with Zagster.        BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This exclusive agreement would permit Zagster to operate up to 400 electronic scooters and ebikes in St. George for a two year renewable period.  There is no cost to the City and Zagster agrees to pay the City $1 per scooter per day.  Zagster also agrees to keep the existing bikeshare in St. George beyond the existing two year term with or without sponsorship funding.  Staff recommends approval.   d.    Consider approval of a Services Agreement Between the City of St. George and Intermountain Healthcare for the provision of on-duty police officers at the DRMC Campus.        BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This is an agreement that has been discussed with the council previously.  The City will provide on-duty police officers. Initially one or two officers will be deployed with targeted coverage, eventually coverage will one officers 24-7, 365 days per year.  The City has agreed to cover 15% of the cost per officer (currently approximately $15,000 per officer per year).  The total cost per officer is $101,003 per year, with a total of five officers needed for 24/7 coverage.  The term of the agreement is for five years.  Staff recommends approval.   e.    Consider approval of a Professional Services Agreement with Alpha Engineering for the design and construction management of a replacement pump station for the Southgate pump station.        BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The existing pump station at Southgate Golf Course is in need of replacement.  This Professional Services Agreement is for the design and construction management of the pump station replacement.  Staff recommends approval.   f.     Consider approval of an Airport Hangar Lease with Final Design Group, LLC for Lot 58D.        BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  Mike Busher has sold his hangar to Final Design Group, LLC on lot 58D.  This is a proposed hangar lease with the new owner.  Staff recommends approval.   g.    Consider approval of the sale of City property located in the Stone Cliff subdivision.        BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The Water Services Department recently purchased a parcel in Stone Cliff for an irrigation tank.  As part of the purchase, the developer blasted and excavated the site for the tank.  In order to accommodate a wider driveway for the adjacent property, the developer is asking to purchase a 5' strip along the west property line.  When the developer excavated the tank site, he excavated more than required, which will require importing backfill material in the future.  The developer will pay $10,000 for the 5' strip, which will offset the cost of importing additional backfill material.   Staff recommends approval.    h.    Consider approval of a Purchase and Sale Agreement for the purchase of a portion of 3430 East from Jeffrey Simister Family Trust.        BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This is agreement is for the purchase of property.  Staff recommends approval.   i.     Consider approval of a Purchase and Sale Agreement for the purchase of a portion of 3430 East from the Donald R. Snow Revocable Trust.        BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This agreement is for the purchase of property along 3430 East.  Staff recommends approval.   j.     Consider approval of a Purchase and Sale Agreement for the purchase of a portions of future 2450 South and a portion of 3430 East from the H. Stafford and Roene Snow Family, LLC.        BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This agreement for the purchase of portions of future 2450 South and a portion of 3430 East.   k.    Consider approval of a Purchase and Sale Agreement for the purchase of a portion of 2000 South 3000 East from Red Sands F-2, LLC.        BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This agreement is for the purchase of property to construct a traffic signal.  Staff recommends approval.   l.     Consider approval of a Purchase and Sale Agreement for the purchase of a portion of 2450 South 3000 East from Red Sands F-1, LLC.        BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This agreement is for the purchase of property to construct a traffic signal.  Staff recommends approval.   m.  Consider approval of a property exchange agreement with  TC & SC, LLC.        BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The Call family owns some property along Cottonwood Road, in the HCP.  They also own the Desert RV and Tabernacle Street and 1100 East.  There are a couple of remnant parcels at the end of Tabernacle Street and at the end of 1100 East Street, where cul-de-sacs were constructed at the end of each of the roadways.   This agreement will exchange the parcel located in the HCP for the remnant parcels adjacent to their business.  The City would use the HCP parcel for a culinary well site.  Staff recommends approval.   n.    Consider approval of an Acceptance of Deed of Dedication at Man O'War Road and Swaps Drive.        BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  In order to install sidewalk along Man O'War Rd at Swaps Dr including at the intersection, it was determined that ROW was needed from the adjacent property owner in order to do so. This area is located across the street from Bloomington Elementary School. The property owner, Heber and Barbara Meeks, are in support of the sidewalk and have deeded the property to the City for the sidewalk area.  Staff recommends approval.      o.    Consider approval of the financial report for December, 2018.        BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  As of December 31, 2018, the City has completed six (6) months or 50.00% of the fiscal year.  In relation to that, the General Fund revenues are at 50.12%.  Some predominant revenues positively affecting the overall revenue percentages are Property Taxes, General Sales, Building Permits, Airport revenue and Interest Earnings.  The General Fund expenditures are at 43.61% of the budget year-to-date.  Overall departments are doing well to stay within their year-to-date budgets.  Those departments that may be slightly over budget are due to large equipment purchases or seasonal programs.  Staff recommends approval.   p.    Consider approval of the 2019 St. George Streetfest sponsorship for ARTS, Inc beginning March 1, 2019 through October 4, 2019.        BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This event will take place on the First Friday of each month.  The event will take place at Green Gate Village and a portion of Tabernacle Street from Main Street to 100 West.  The sponsorship request includes: Street closure on Tabernacle Street from Main Street to 100 West; Sponsorship of $1,000 per month; Fee waiver for Special Event permit fee ($150) and alcohol permit fee ($500); Support of local law enforcement with bicycle officers on site during the event; Promotion on city website and digital billboards; Access to power on Tabernacle Street for Food Trucks and vendors.  This year St. George Streetfest will be downsized from previous years.  The event is designed to provide an evening of activities for the public in Southern Utah.  We will have food trucks, vendors, local artists, live music, and a beer garden.  Staff recommends approval.   q.    Consider approval of the minutes from the meetings held on: December 7, 2018; January 3, 2019; January 10, 2019; January 17, 2019; and January 31, 2019.   3.            Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance amending Title 8, Chapter 6, Section 3, Stormwater Drainage Services, Method of Determining Service Fee Rates of the City Code.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The Drainage Utility fee was revised and approved at the beginning of FY18-19 and was included in the City Fee Schedule. The Stormwater Ordinance of the City Code needs to be updated to refer to the City Fee Schedule for the Drainage Utility fee. This proposed amendment to Title 8, Chapter 6, Section 3 includes the necessary verbiage to refer the fee to the Fee Schedule.  Staff recommends approval.   4.            Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance for an amended final plat subdivision/easement vacation for Lot 14 & 15 of Blackberry Court Subdivision Phase 3.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This request is to consider an Amended Final Subdivision Plat to adjust the Lot Line between Lots 14 & 15 and to vacate the public utilities and drainage easement in this area.  This is located at 1146 West Blackberry Circle; zoning is R-1-10 (Single-Family Residential 10,000 SQ/FT minimum lot size).  The Planning Commission recommended approval.     5.            Public Hearing and consideration of an ordinance vacating a public utilities and drainage easement located at the rear of Lot 20, Bloomington Hills No. 3 Subdivision (2991 South Butternut Circle).   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This request is to consider vacating a public utilities and drainage easement located at the rear of Lot 20, Bloomington Hills No. 3 Subdivision, or at 2991 South Butternut Circle; zoning is R-1-8 (Single-Family Residential 8,000 SQ/FT minimum lot size).  The Joint Utility Committee and staff recommended approval.   6.            Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance amending  the PD-C (Planned Development Commercial) zone for Sun River Commons Phase 4 commercial subdivision to develop a restaurant/retail building on 0.89 acres.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This proposed amendment is for the addition of a restaurant/retail building and will be directly east of Terrible Herbst.  The application includes a site plan, architectural elevations, and landscape plans.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   7.            Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance amending the General Plan  from MDR (Medium Density Residential) to PO (Professional Office) on approximately 0.80 acres located at 126 West 200 North.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The applicant is requesting to change the designation to PO (Professional Office) to allow for a medical facility for children ages 5 to 18.   Despite the residential General Plan designation, there are existing commercial and Professional Office development in the area surrounding this property.    The Planning Commission recommended approval.   8.            Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance changing the zone from the R-1-10 (Single Family Residential 10,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size) to the PD-C (Planned Development Commercial) zone on 9.20 acres generally located on Dixie Drive, northwest of Star Nursery.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The applicant is requesting a zone change to PD-C, in order to accommodate an independent living facility.  The request includes a review of the proposed site plan, landscape plan, elevations, renderings, colors, and materials for an assisted living and independent living center.  Included in this item is to consider the proposed use list for development of Legacy Village, an assisted senior living facility.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   9.            Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance amending the  PD-C (Planned Development Commercial) zone for Lot 3 of the Fields at Mall Drive to develop a professional medical office building for Southwest Spine on 4.53 acres located north of Mall Drive between the Virgin River and 3000 East Street.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This PD-C zone change amendment is a request to approve the new conceptual layout of Lot 3; the revised architectural design, revised materials and colors board, site plan layout, 2-D elevations, colored 3-D rendering, narrative, etc.  The Planning Commission recommended approval. 10.         Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance amending the  PD-C (Planned Development Commercial) zone for Lot 4 of the Fields at Mall Drive to develop a professional medical office building for Revere Health on 7.04 acres located north of Mall Drive between the Virgin River and 3000 East Street.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This PD-C zone change amendment is a request to approve the conceptual layout of Lot 4; the architectural design, revised materials and colors board, site plan layout, 2-D elevations, colored 3-D rendering, narrative, etc.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   11.         Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance amending the General Plan from LDR (Low Density Residential) to COM (Commercial) on .62 acres (Parcel #1), from LDR (Low Density Residential) and COM (Commercial) to MDR (Medium Density Residential) on 16.55 acres (Parcel #2), and from COM (Commercial) to LDR (Low Density Residential) on 1.86 acres (Parcel #3); properties are located north of the Southern Parkway.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  At this time, the applicant would like to further refine their development with this proposed amendment.  The reason for the increased MDR zone is to create more of a buffer between the commercial and residential areas. Instead of transitioning right from low density residential to commercial, there will be a medium density residential zone in between.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   12.         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.  This new extension of the Stone Cliff PD will contain 26.28 acres and add approximately 40 lots.   The property is immediately adjacent to 1450 South Street.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   13.         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.   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.  The Planning Commission and Hillside Review Board recommended approval.             14.         Consider approval of a final subdivision plat for Webb Acres.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This request is to consider a Final Subdivision Plat for Webb Acres, an 11-lot residential subdivision located at 3210 East Street and Seegmiller Drive; zoning is R-1-10 (Single-Family Residential 10,000 SQ/FT minimum lot size).  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   15.         Consider approval of a final subdivision plat for The Villas at Sun River St. George Phase 6.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This request is to consider a Final Subdivision Plat for The Villas at Sun River St. George, a 28-lot residential subdivision located at Grayson Drive and Wallace Drive; zoning is PD-R (Planed Development Residential 5,000 SQ/FT minimum lot size).  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   16.         Consider approval of a final subdivision plat for Ventana Ridge Subdivision.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This request is to consider a Final Subdivision Plat for Ventana Ridge Subdivision, a 27-lot residential subdivision located at 1880 East Street and south of 2450 South Street;  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 final subdivision plat for The Ledges of St. George Northgate Peaks Phase 3.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This request is to consider a Final Subdivision Plat for The Ledges of St. George Northgate Peaks Phase 3, a 10-lot residential subdivision located at Galoot Drive and Northgate Peaks Drive; zoning is PD-R (Planed Development Residential 5,000 SQ/FT minimum lot size).  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   18.         Consider approval of a final subdivision plat for Sienna Park Condominiums at Stonebridge Phase 2.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This request is to consider a Final Subdivision Plat for Sienna Park Condominiums at Stonebridge Phase 2, a 14-unit residential condominium subdivision located 271 North Country Lane; zoning is PD-R (Planed Development Residential 5,000 SQ/FT minimum lot size).  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   19.         Consider approval of a final subdivision plat for Desert Crossing Phase 1.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This request is to consider a Final Subdivision Plat for Desert Crossing Phase 1, a 28-lot residential subdivision located at Rimrunner Drive at approximately 3230 East; zoning is R-1-10 (Single-Family Residential 10,000 SQ/FT minimum lot size).  The Planning Commission recommended approval.     20.         Consider approval of a final subdivision plat for Blackhawk Townhomes St. George Phase 1.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This request is to consider a Final Subdivision Plat for Blackhawk Townhomes St. George Phase 1. a 24-unit residential subdivision located at the Southwest corner of Tonaquint Drive and Curly Hollow Drive; zoning is R-3 (Multiple-Family Residential 6,000 SQ/FT minimum lot size).  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   21.         Appointments to Boards and Commissions of the City.   22.         Reports from Mayor, Councilmembers, and City Manager.   23.         Request a closed session to discuss litigation, property acquisition or sale or the character and professional competence or physical or mental health of an individual.   24.         Adjourn.         ________________________________                ______________________________ Christina Fernandez, City Recorder                     Date   REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION:  The City of St. George will make efforts to provide reasonable accommodations to disabled mem...


City Council Meeting Agenda Agenda 05/02/2019:
NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ST. GEORGE, WASHINGTON COUNTY, UTAH   Public Notice   Public notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of St. George, Washington County, Utah, will hold a regular meeting in the City Council Chambers, 175 East 200 North, St. George, Utah, on Thursday, May 2, 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 an easement from SITLA for a parking area for the Petroglyph Trail located south of 4200 North UT-18.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The Petroglyph Trail is located in Snow Canyon State Park and has seen increased visitation over the last few years.  Visitors have been parking along 4200 N and crossing through property where the City does not have an easement.  This proposed location will provide parking area within SITLA property where visitors will be able to access the trail heading west.  The cost of the easement, which includes a $750 application fee, is $2,248.40. It is expected that the property will eventually be developed, and a more permanent parking area will be established at that time.  Staff recommends to purchase and obtain the easement from SITLA.   b.    Consider approval of a Car Rental Concession and Lease Agreement with Blacksford RV to lease space at the airport terminal.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  Staff has been approached by Blacksford RV to lease space in the airport terminal and parking spaces in the rental car parking lot for the purpose of renting RVs to the public.   The agreement is consistent with the other rental car agreements at the airport. Staff recommends approval.   c.    Consider approval of a reimbursement agreement for Banded Hills Drive.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  Quality Development is constructing the westerly side of Banded Hills Drive with the development of the Banded Hills Subdivision.  Public Works has asked that Quality finish that portion of Banded Hills Drive that they are not required to construct for their development.  Staff recommends approval.   d.    Consider approval of a professional service agreement with JRCA for the City Campus remodel and expansion design and engineering fees.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This is a professional service agreement with JRCA Architects for the architectural design and engineering of Phase 1A and 1B of the City Campus Remodel and Expansion project. Phase 1A includes adding additional parking for City Hall and the Police Building. Phase 1B includes the relocation of 911 Dispatch Center, City Server Room and Executive Emergency Operations Center in the City Commons Building.  Staff recommends approval.   e.    Consider approval of an amended Professional Service Agreement with Sunrise Engineering for structural and plan review.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: The City utilizes three consultants for building and structural review for commercial building permits.  The consultant’s utilization is based on the number of commercial permits, which has been substantial this year.  This amendment would increase the contract to $150,000.  Staff recommends approval.    f.     Consider approval of the financial report for March, 2019.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: As of March 31, 2019, the City has completed nine (9) months or 75.00% of the fiscal year.  In relation to that, the General Fund revenues are at 73.28%.  General Sales tax continues to perform well as new construction related revenues.  The General Fund expenditures are at 66.64% of the budget year-to-date.  Overall departments are doing well to stay within their year-to-date budgets.  Those departments that may be slightly over budget are due to large equipment purchases or seasonal programs.  Staff recommends approval.   3.            Consider approval of a resolution accepting and adopting the Preliminary Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Budget of the City of St. George and to set the dates for the required public hearings.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: State Law requires the recommended budget to be presented to the Mayor & City Council on or before the first regular meeting in May of each year; and to adopt the final budget on or before June 22nd of each year.  Staff recommends approval of the resolution to accept and adopt the Preliminary Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Budget and to set the public hearing dates for the final budget as June 6th and June 20th, 2019.   4.            Public hearing and consider approval of the 2019-2020 Annual Action Plan, the 2019-2023 Consolidated Plan, and an Amended Citizen Participation Plan.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: As part of the requirements for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program funded by HUD, the City holds a public hearing to review the Annual Action Plan and Proposed Budget each May.  This year we will also be reviewing the five-year Consolidated Plan.  Staff recommends approval.   5.            Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance vacating a portion of an existing power line easement that is not in use and is identified in Doc No. 330728, according to the Official record on file in the Washington County Recorder's Office.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: This request is to consider vacating a portion of an existing power line easement that is not in use located at approximately 1400 West and 4700 North in the Ledges Development; zoning is PD-R (Planned Development Residential).  Staff recommends approval.   6.            Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance vacating a deceleration lane along 3000 East Street located on the West side of 3000 East Street at approximately 3380 South.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: This request is to vacate a deceleration lane along 3000 East Street. When it was dedicated there was an error; it was dedicated too far to the west.  This is located at approximately 3380 South on the West side of 3000 East Street; zoning is C-2 (Highway Commercial).   7.            Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance amending the final subdivision plat for Lots 2 & 3, Hyde-Berry Park by adjusting the lot line and vacating the public utilities and drainage easement between said lots.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This request is to consider an amended final subdivision plat that is located at 3744 South Hydeberry Cove by adjusting the lot line and public utilities and drainage easement between Lots 2 & 3 of Hyde-Berry Park; zoning is R-1-10.   8.            Consider approval of an ordinance amending the general plan from FP (Flood Plain) and MDR (Medium Density Residential) to COM (Commercial) on approximately 2.85 acres and MDR (Medium Density Residential) on approximately 6.72 acres generally located west of River Road near the intersection of 2800 South Street and River Road.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: The applicant is requesting to amend the General Plan from FP (Flood Plain) and MDR (Medium Density Residential) to COM (Commercial) on approximately 2.85 acres and MDR (Medium Density Residential) on approximately 6.72 acres.  The Planning Commission recommended approval of the amendment to MDR, but not the amendment to COM.     9.            Consider approval of an ordinance changing the zone from PD-R (Planned Development Residential) to PD-C (Planned Development Commercial) and to approve the construction of a 2-story building and the use for Matt's Place located on approximately 0.82 acres at 126 West 200 North.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: The applicant is requesting a PD-C zone change.  This review includes a conceptual site plan, landscaping plan, building elevations, the proposed ‘use,’ and the conceptual colors and materials.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   10.        Consider approval of an ordinance changing the zone for Tonaquint Cove Phase 2 from M-G (Mining and Grazing) to R-1-10 (Single-Family Residential, minimum lot size 10,000 square feet) on approximately 33.26 acres located south of Curly Hollow Drive and Rock Park Drive.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The applicant is seeking to rezone this piece of land from M-G (Mining and Grazing) to R-1-10 (Single-Family Residential, minimum lot size 10,000 square feet) for the purpose of developing residential units. This zone change request is in harmony with the LDR (Low-Density Residential) General Plan land-use designation and the surrounding R-1-10 zones.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   11.        Consider approval of an ordinance changing the zone for White Sands Phase 4 from R-1-10 (Single Family Residential) to OS (Open Space) on approximately 1.297 acres generally located north of the White Sands Phase 3 residential subdivision and south of the Nature Conservancy (White Dome).   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The applicant is seeking to rezone this piece of land from R-1-10 (Single-Family Residential, minimum lot size 10,000 square feet) to OS (Open Space) for the purpose of providing a trail area.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   12.        Consider approval an ordinance amending the PD-TNZ Resort Zone (Planned Development Traditional Neighborhood Zone) for Desert Color Residential Planned Development Phase 2 and 3 of the first Desert Color Resort space.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This request is to amend the PD-TNZ Resort zone for Desert Color, generally located east of the I-15 Freeway, south of the Southern Parkway and west of Desert Color Parkway on approximately 17.11 acres.  The second and third phases of the Desert Color Resort will include 137 units.  Fifty-four (54) of these units will be single-family and eighty-three (83) multi-family or attached homes within these two (2) phases.  The PD amendment will include a review of the multi-family elevations, materials, and the site plan.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   13.        Consider approval of a preliminary plat for Desert Color Resort Phases 2-3.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This preliminary plat is for a 137-lot residential subdivision located east of I-15 and south of Southern Parkway and west of Desert Color Parkway; zoning is PD TNZ-Resort (Planned Development, Traditional Neighborhood Zone) All lots are eligible for short-term rental.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   14.        Consider approval of the preliminary plat for Arancio Point at Divario.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The Divario community was formerly known as the Lakes subdivision.  This preliminary plat is for a 48-lot residential subdivision located west of Plantations Drive at the extension of Sunbrook Drive to the west; zoning is R-1-10 (Single-Family Residential, 10,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size).  Lot-size averaging will be used.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   15.        Consider approval of a preliminary plat for Rosalia Ridge at Divario.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The Divario community was formerly known as the Lakes subdivision. This preliminary plat is for a 48-lot residential subdivision located west of Plantations Drive at the extension of Sunbrook Drive to the west; zoning is R-1-10 (Single-Family Residential, 10,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size). Lot-size averaging will be used.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   16.        Consider approval of a preliminary plat for The Reserve at River Hollow, Phase 5.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This preliminary plat is for a 4-lot residential subdivision located on 1190 South Circle, west of 2580 East Street; zoning is RE-12.5 (Residential Estate, 12,500 sq. ft. minimum lot size). All lots will be over the 12,500 square foot minimum size.  The plat falls within the Erosion Hazard Study line.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   17.        Consider approval of a Preliminary Plat for Sage Canyon Phases 6-7.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This preliminary plat is for a 28-lot residential subdivision located east of River Road and south of White Dome Drive; zoning is R-1-10 (Single-Family Residential 10,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size).  There will be lot size averaging.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   18.        Consider approval of a Hillside Development permit to extend the northern most boundary of the Ridge West No. 4 residential subdivision located at 950 West 750 North Circle.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The applicant seeks a Hillside Development permit to extend the northern most boundary of the Ridge West No. 4 residential subdivision. This will extend Lot 58 approximately 140 feet to the north and create a new lot, Lot 67.  The zoning is R-1-6 (Single Family Residential 6,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size) on the existing Lot 58 and R-1-10 (Single Family Residential 10,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size) on the proposed Lot 67 and the additional land added to Lot 58.  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 discuss litigation, property acquisition or sale or the character and professional competence or physical or mental health of an individual.   22.        Adjourn.         ________________________________              ______________________________ Christina Fernandez, City Recorder                    Date   REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION:  The City of St. George will make efforts to provide reasonable accommodations to disabled mem...


City Council Meeting Agenda Agenda 04/05/2018:
NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ST. GEORGE, WASHINGTON COUNTY, UTAH   Public Notice   Public notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of St. George, Washington County, Utah, will hold a regular meeting in the Administrative Conference Room, 175 East 200 North, St. George, Utah, on Thursday, April 5, 2018 commencing at 4:00 p.m.   The agenda for the meeting is as follows:   Call to Order                                                                                                            Invocation Flag Salute   1.      Discussion regarding the Arts.   At 5:00 p.m., the Council will move to the City Council Chambers, 175 East 200 North, St. George, Utah for the remainder of the meeting.   2.    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.   3.      Consider approval of the financial report for February, 2018.   BACKGROUND:  The City has completed 8 months or 66.67% of the fiscal year. With relation to that, the General Fund revenues are at 68.85%.  Some predominant revenue leading the way is Current Property Tax, General Sales Tax, and Building Permits.  The General Fund expenditures are at 56.36% of the budget year-to-date.  Departments  continue to spend conservatively.   4.      Consider award of bid for steel poles for the Energy Services Department.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  Transmission line to feed from the Southgate substation to Indian Hills substation.  Project includes design, installation, and materials.  This award is just for the purchase of steel poles.  Staff recommends awarding the bid to TransAmerican Power Products in the amount of $117,834.   5.      Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance amending the PD-C (Planned Development Commercial) zone for the Dinosaur Crossing Commercial Center located at approximately 597 South Mall Drive to develop a Panda Express restaurant on Lot 7.  Justin Yost, applicant.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This is a request to review the proposed site plan/landscape plan, elevations, renderings, colors, and materials for one (1) proposed building on Lot 7.  Planning Commission recommended approval.   6.      Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance changing the zone from R-1-10 (Single Family Residential 10,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size) to OS (Open Space) on approximately 13.3 acres located on the hillside between Bluff Street and Donlee Drive.  City of St. George, applicant.     BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  Currently, the hillside owned by the City is zoned R-1-10 (Single Family Residential 10,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size).  This is a request to change the property to Open Space.  The Planning Commission recommends approval.   7.      Consider approval of an ordinance vacating Lot 2 from the West Creek Commercial Center Subdivision Plat.  Brandon Anderson, applicant.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This is a request to vacate Lot 2 from the West Creek Commercial Subdivision Plat. A new subdivision Plat to be known as River Pointe Way Condominiums will be recorded in its place. This new Plat will convert an existing building into condominium units.  Recommend approval.   8.      Consider approval of an ordinance amending Title 1, Chapter 10B of City Code pertaining to Purchasing Policy; Contract.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The intent of these changes is to clean up the language of the code, stream line and clarify the processes, and change some of the limits.  Recommend approval of the ordinance amending Title 1, Chapter 10B of City Code.   9.      Consider approval of a resolution acknowledging the results of the annual wastewater system self assessment.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The Division of Water Quality requires each wastewater system to conduct an annual self assessment of their system and operations.  Recommend approval of the resolution acknowledging the annual wastewater self assessment.   10.   Consider approval of a resolution supporting the Washington County Desert Tortoise Habitat Conservation Plan Expansion Bill.  City of St. George, applicant.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: The Washington County Desert Tortoise Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) has expired and needs to be renewed.  St. George City has benefited from the HCP since 2006 by having open recreation space in the tortoise reserve and the ability to work easily with the County for tortoise recovery.  The City would like the HCP to be renewed so that the residents can continue to benefit from the HCP.  Additionally, the utility development protocols (UDPs) are essential to the continued growth and vitality of the cities in Washington County.  The northern corridor is an important part of the infrastructure plan for future growth in the County.  The creation of Zone 6 of the HCP ensures more open recreation space, mitigates for impacts from the northern corridor, and assists in tortoise recovery.  Recommend approval.   11.   Consider approval of a request for a Class C alcohol license, a limited service restaurant,  for HuHot Mongolian Grill located at 250 N Red Cliffs Dr Suite 23.  Mongolian Grill Restaurant Operating Company, LLC, applicant.          BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  Mongolian Grill Restaurant Operating Company, LLC on behalf of HuHot Mongolian Grill located at 250 N Red Cliffs Dr Suite 23 is requesting a Class C Alcohol License for a limited service restaurant. The Business License office has received all required information including the background histories, which are found clear. The license will be issued pending approval of the Certificate of Occupancy from the Building Department.   St. George Municipal Code Alcoholic Beverages, Section 3-3-2 defines a Class C License as a license entitling the licensee to sell beer in original containers of a size not to exceed one quart capacity for consumption on the licensed premises of a restaurant at which food sales constitute no less than seventy percent (70%) of the gross monetary receipts of the licensee's business and in connection with a license issued by the state of Utah to operate as a restaurant liquor licensee.   12.   Consider approval of a 5-year agreement for the 4th of July Carnival to be held at Town Square.  City of St. George, applicant.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  Last year was the first year that the 4th of July Festival was held at Town Square.  Previously it had been held at Worthen Park. The move was seen as successful with lots of family friendly and patriotic activities. This event is planned and provided for the residents of St. George.  A new wrinkle in addition to the location change was having a carnival as part of the event.  The carnival operated for several days, with the City receiving a percent of the revenues.  Recommend approval of the 5-year agreement with a clause built in that allows the City to cancel at anytime.   13.   Consider approval of the purchase of 2,425 sq. ft. of City property located behind the Weese residence located at 1877 South Sundance Circle.  Troy & Shonna Weese, applicants.    BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The request is to purchase 2,425 sq. ft. of surplus City property behind of the Weese residence located at 1877 S Sundance Circle.  This request have been reviewed and approved by JUC.  Recommend approval of this request to purchase 2,425 sq. ft. for $1.50 per sq. ft. or for a purchase price of $3,637.50.   14.   Consider approval of a fee reduction for Dixie Little League to use City facilities.  Dixie Little League, applicant.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The Dixie Little League has requested a fee reduction for the use of City owned baseball fields.  This was discussed with the City Council at their March 22nd work mtg.  It is recommended to allow Dixie Little League to pay a lump sum of $3,500 annually to cover the fees for using the fields, including lights.   15.   Consider a request for a Building Design Conceptual Site Plan to develop the Blackhawk Townhomes in the R3 (Multiple Family) zone on approximately 10 acres located at the southwest corner of the intersection at Curly Hollow Drive and Tonaquint Drive.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The proposal is to construct twenty-six (26) two-story buildings with a total of ninety (90) units.  Recommend approval of the request with conditions and comments.   16.   Consider approving the final plat for the Bloomington County Club No. 12 Subdivision.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The request is to approve a final plat for an 8-lot residential subdivision located at Goldenrod Circle, at approximately 1110 West and 3250 South; zoning is R-1-10 (Single Family Residential 10,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size).  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   17.   Consider approving the final plat for the Escapes at The Ledges Phase 4.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The request is to approve a final plat for a 31-lot residential subdivision located at the southeast intersection of Canyon Tree Drive and Arcadian Shores Drive at approximately 1650 West 4920 North; zoning is PD-R (Planned Development Residential).  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   18.   Consider approving the final plat for the Escapes at The Ledges Phase  5.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The request is to approve a final plat for a 34-lot residential subdivision located at the southwest intersection of Canyon Tree Drive and Arcadian Shores Drive at approximately 1650 West 4920 North; zoning is PD-R (Planned Development Residential).  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   19.   Consider approving the final plat for Grand Heights Phase 1.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The request is to approve a final plat for a 15-lot residential subdivision located east of the intersection of Cottonwood Springs Road and Red Rock Road at approximately 1420 East and 930 North; zoning is R-1-10 (Single Family Residential 10,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size).  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   20.   Consider approving the final plat for the Riverwoods Mill Subdivision.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The request is to approve a final plat for a 3-lot commercial subdivision located east side of Dixie Drive and north of 1600 South Circle at approximately 900 West and 1600 South; is PD-C (Planned Development Commercial.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   21.   Consider approving the final plat for the Sage Canyon Phase 1 Subdivision.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The request is to approve a final plat for a 20-lot residential subdivision located at the south side of White Dome Drive and east of River Road at approximately 1500 East and 6060 South; zoning is R-1-10 (Single Family Residential 10,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size).  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   22.   Consider approving the final plat for The Vistas at Entrada Phase 3.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The request is to approve a final plat for a 7-lot residential subdivision located at Kachina Vistas Circle at approximately 2000 West and 2550 North; zoning is PD-R (Planned Development Residential).  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   23.   Consider approving the final plat for The Vistas at Entrada Phase 4.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The request is to approve a final plat for a 7-lot residential subdivision located at Kachina Vistas Circle at approximately 2000 West and 2500 North; zoning is PD-R (Planned Development Residential).  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   24.   Consider approving the final plat for River Pointe Way Condominiums.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The request is to approve a final plat for a 1-lot condominium subdivision located at 772 North Dixie Drive; zoning is C-3.  This plat replaces lot 2, West Creek Commercial Subdivision that was recently approved.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   25.   Consider approving the amended final plat for Sun River St. George Phase 19 Amended.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The request is to amend the final plat for Sun River St. George Phase 19 located south of the intersection at Horizon View Drive and Woodruff Circle at approximately 2030 West and 4890 South; zoning is PD-R (Planned Development Residential).  The purpose of this amended final plat is to change specific common area to exclusive common area.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   26.   Consider approving the preliminary plat for Blue Heron Estates.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The request is to approve a preliminary plat for a 22-lot residential subdivision located at approximately 1965 South 3000 East; zoning is RE-12.5 (Residential Estates 12,500 sq. ft. lot sizes).  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   27.   Consider approving the amended preliminary plat for Desert Plateau Phase 6.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The request is to approve an amended preliminary plat for a 22-lot residential subdivision located at approximately Desert Point and Rimrunner; zoning is R-1-10 (Single Family Residential 10,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size).  This preliminary plat was approved in May of 2016; the amendment is to add lot 22 to the plat.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   28.   Appointments to Boards and Commissions of the City.   29.   Reports from Mayor, Councilmembers, and City Manager.   30.   Request a closed session to discuss litigation, property acquisition or sale or the character and professional competence or physical or mental health of an individual.   31.   Adjourn.                   ________________________________                ______________________________ Christina Fernandez, City Recorder                     Date   REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION:  The City of St. George will make efforts to provide reasonable accommodations to disabled mem...


City Council Meeting Agenda Agenda 12/05/2019:
NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ST. GEORGE, WASHINGTON COUNTY, UTAH   Public Notice   Public notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of St. George, Washington County, Utah, will hold a regular meeting in the City Council Chambers, 175 East 200 North, St. George, Utah, on Thursday, December 5, 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 development agreement with Joule Plaza for phasing of their mixed-use project located along Tabernacle Street, between 200 West and 300 West.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The property owner is requesting an agreement in order to allow occupancy for Phase A.  Phase A is located along Tabernacle Street and includes a majority of the commercial suites and residential units.  Staff recommends approval.   b.    Consider approval of an agreement with the Washington County Historical Society for the temporary and non-exclusive use of the Pioneer Courthouse.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This agreement for the temporary and non-exclusive use of the Pioneer Courthouse located at 97 East St. George Boulevard would allow the Washington County Historical Society, Daughters of the Utah Pioneers and Sons of the Utah Pioneers to use the building for historical tours, lectures, meetings and displays on an interim basis until plans are in place for a permanent downtown visitor center. These groups will perform routine cleaning and host events in the building that will be scheduled through an online City calendar. The term of the agreement is on a month to month basis at no charge.  Staff recommends approval. c.    Consider approval of Memorandum of Understanding with Washington County to allow the St. George Bicycle Collective to possess and occupy the MPO Building located at 39 South Bluff Street.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: The St. George Bicycle Collective "Collective" must relocate from the building it currently occupies and operates from as the City moves to demolish the building. The City desires to acquire the MPO Building located at 39 South Bluff Street with plans to allow the Collective to occupy and operate from. This Memorandum sets fort the terms and conditions under which the County will allow the Collective to occupy and possess the property as the City negotiates its acquisition.  Staff recommends approval.   d.    Consider approval of the financial report for October, 2019.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The City has completed 4 months or 33.33% of the fiscal year. In relation to that, the General Fund revenues are at 25.47%.  Some predominant revenues affecting the overall revenue percentages are Current (Real) Property Taxes (0.11%) which is normal for this time of year, Franchise Taxes (34.54%), General Sales (33.76%), Building Permits (57.99%), Class C Road allotment (32.65%), Airport revenues (12.22%) and Golf (23.57%).  The General Fund expenditures are at 29.48% of the budget year-to-date. Overall departments are doing well to stay within their budgets and spend conservatively.  Staff recommends approval.   3.            Public hearing to consider the City's amended application for funding from the Utah Permanent Community Impact Fund Board (CIB) for the St. George Campus Expansion Project. The amended application is to increase the bond from $12.6 million to $15 million.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This public hearing is required by the CIB for the City's amended application to increase the bond to $15 million. The increased project cost is due to changes in the plan design and value-engineering which improve the project in both additional square footage and future capacity. The bond will fund the City Hall Expansion (Phase 2) and Police Building Expansion (Phase 3) phases of the overall project. The bond's terms are 2.50% interest over 20 years and is anticipated to be issued in the spring of 2020.  Staff recommends approval of the amended CIB bond application to be issued through the City's Municipal Building Authority (MBA) as the official applicant. This will be as a Lease Revenue Bond and the City will make an annual lease payment to the MBA until the bond is paid off.   4.            Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance to vacate a power line easement and a public utilities easement located at Cottonwood Springs Road and Red Hills Parkway.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: Consider vacating a power line easement (Doc. #00833168) and a public utilities and drainage easement (Doc. #00808059) as part of the approval of the Gateway Commons Commercial Subdivision Plat, located at Cottonwood Springs Road and Red Hills Parkway; zoning is PD-C.  The Joint Utilities Committee recommended approval.         5.            Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance to vacate a portion of 400 South Street (between 200 East and 300 East Streets).   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This request is to consider vacating a portion of 400 South Street located between 200 East and 300 East Streets; zoning is RCC.  Staff recommends approval.   6.            Consider approval of an ordinance amending the PD-C (Planned development Commercial) zone to allow development of Dutch Brothers drive thru coffee on Lot 9 of the Boulder Creek Crossing commercial subdivision on approximately 0.86 acres generally located west of River Road and northwest of 1450 South Street.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This is a request to approve the conceptual site plan, access, building design, colors and materials, and conceptual landscaping for a proposed drive-thru coffee shop.  The building would be single story at approximately 25 ft. 6 in. high.  The Planning Commission recommended approval with comments and conditions.   7.            Consider approval of an ordinance amending the PD-C (Planned Development Commercial) zone to develop a professional office building on Lot 4 of the BGG commercial subdivision on approximately 0.65 acres generally located at the southwest corner of the intersection of Riverside Drive and River Road.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This is a request to approve the conceptual site plan, access, building design, colors and materials, and conceptional landscaping for a proposed 2-story professional office building approximately 30 ft. in height.  The property is adjacent to a recently approved dance studio in the same commercial subdivision.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   8.            Consider approval of an ordinance amending the PD-C (Planned Development Commercial) zone to allow the reduction in the size of the previously approved Desert Canyons RV Resort clubhouse and a reduction in the number of pickleball courts which the City Council approved in 2011; the property is located at approximately 3692 East Cottonwood Crossing.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: The original RV Resort was approved by the Council on 8/4/2011 with conditions and comments. The clubhouse was originally proposed to be 7,000 sq. ft. and is now requested to change to 1, 958 sq. ft.   Additionally, the number of pickleball courts is reduced down to two (2).  The Planning Commission recommended approval with comments and conditions.   9.            Consider approval of an ordinance changing the zone from R-1-10 and A-20 (Residential Single Family and Agricultural respectively) to RE-20 (Single Family Residential, 2.0 dwelling units per acre); located at approximately 1050 South 2580 East.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The applicant is seeking to rezone two parcels from R-1-10 (Residential Single Family, minimum lot size 10,000 sq ft) and A-20 (Agricultural, 20 acre minimum) to RE-20 (Residential Estate, 20,000 Square foot minimum lot size) for the purpose of incorporating the parcels into the future phases of Reserve at River Hollow, a development to the south of the subject property. The parcels are not currently part of a platted subdivision.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   10.        Consider 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 2.0 acres and to OS (Open Space) on 23.21 acres for Tonaquint Cove Phase 2B; generally located at approximately 2150 South Rock Park Drive.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The applicant is seeking to rezone two parcels from M&G to R-1-10 and OS. The parcels are not currently part of a platted subdivision, but the proposed R-1-10 parcel is expected to return as a proposed plat for approximately five (5) lots.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   11.        Request approval of a preliminary plat for a 2-lot commercial subdivision called Red Cliffs Square Subdivision.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This preliminary plat is for Red Cliffs Square Subdivision, a 2-lot commercial subdivision located at the southwesterly intersection of 2720 East and Red Cliffs Drive; zoning is C-3.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   12.        Consider approval of an ordinance amending Title 2, Chapter 1: Planning Commission.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The City has adopted ordinances setting forth the procedures of the Planning Commission. The City now wishes to amend these ordinances to reduce the length of term of a member, clarify duties, and insure the ordinances comply with state law.  Staff recommends approval.   13.        Appointments to Boards and Commissions of the City.   14.        Reports from Mayor, Councilmembers, and City Manager.   15.        Request a closed session to discuss litigation, property acquisition or sale or the character and professional competence or physical or mental health of an individual.             ________________________________              ______________________________ Christina Fernandez, City Recorder                    Date   REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION:  The City of St. George will make efforts to provide reasonable accommodations to disabled mem...


City Council Meeting Agenda Agenda 04/04/2019:
...nbsp; NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ST. GEORGE, WASHINGTON COUNTY, UTAH   Public Notice   Public notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of St. George, Washington County, Utah, will hold a regular meeting in the City Council Chambers, 175 East 200 North, St. George, Utah, on Thursday, April 4, 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 with Dominion Energy.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This agreement is for the sale of an 1.69 acre easement to Questar Gas Company (aka Dominion Energy) located south or Red Cliffs Drive near Middleton Wash for the amount of $6,647.  Staff recommends approval.             b.  Consider approval of a property purchase from Sunroc Corporation   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This purchase is for 1.054 acres of property located between Fieldstone Estates Ph 5 & 6 and the Ft. Pearce Wash to facilitate the extension of Quarry Ridge Drive (future) and erosion protection. Staff recommends approval.   c.  Consider approval of the financial report for February, 2019.        BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: As of February 28, 2019, the City has completed eight (8) months or 66.67% of the fiscal year.  In relation to that, the General Fund revenues are at 66.21%.  General Sales tax continues to perform well as new construction related revenues.  The General Fund expenditures are at 56.73% of the budget year-to-date.  Overall departments are doing well to stay within their year-to-date budgets.  Those departments that may be slightly over budget are due to large equipment purchases or seasonal programs. Staff recommends approval.   d.  Consider approval of an agreement between the City of St. George and Convergint Technologies to replace the security cameras at the Sand Hollow  Aquatic Center.           BACKGROUND AND RECOMMENDATION: Agreement between the city and Convergint Technologies to replace the security cameras at the Sand Hollow  Aquatic Center. This will improve resiliency, resolution, and video quality. The old security system is an analog camera system, this will replace them with digital security cameras for added functionality. Staff recommends approval.   e.  Consider approval of a Landscape Maintenance Agreement with UDOT for the Bluff Street / Sunset intersection area.        BACKGROUND AND RECOMMENDATION: As part of the Bluff Street improvement project the City and UDOT desired pedestrian and landscaping improvements.  This required that the City of St. George would agree to maintain the improvements.  Staff recommends approval.           f.   Consider approval of an agreement with Harmony Public Involvement for Airport Closure Public Relations.           BACKGROUND AND RECOMMENDATION: The city desires services to be performed by consultant that include: frequent email updates to community members and stakeholders, mayor and city council, creation of runway project logo, creation of retractable banners and stands, development of stakeholder database, creation of tri-fold to hand out at Neighborhood Open Houses and Chamber of Commerce luncheon, creation of project specific Facebook page, photos of construction in progress and final report of PR efforts and successes.  Staff recommends approval.   g.  Consider award of a bid to Geneva Rock Products for the Micro Surfacing Project.        BACKGROUND AND RECOMMENDATION: Micro-surfacing is a slurry seal type material that has advanced additives that make it more durable and suitable for higher traffic streets.  Two formal bids were received.  Staff recommends approval.    3.       Consider amending an existing development agreement recorded against two (2) unplatted lots along 1400 East, south of Tamarack Ridge Estates Phase 4 and north of Painted Desert Estates Phase 9.             BACKGROUND AND RECOMMENDATION: In 2005 a development agreement was recorded against two (2) lots: parcel SG-5-3-5-2306 and SG-5-3-5-23031 to restrict the buildable pad on each lot.  The applicant is requesting to amend the "Exhibit B" which illustrates the buildable pad areas.  Said lots are south of Tamarack Ridge Estates Phase 4, north of Painted Desert Estates Phase 9 and east of the Bloomington Hills Golf Course.  Staff recommends approval.     4.       Consider approval of an ordinance amending and enacting Title 9, Chapter 14, Section 2, 3.A., 7.B.2-5. and 8.C-E, of City code pertaining to Stormwater Management.   BACKGROUND AND RECOMMENDATION: The federal government has established      criteria for control of the introduction of pollutants into local municipal storm sewer systems and has mandated that each municipality adopt regulations to require compliance from pre-construction operations and for the long-term maintenance of post construction Storm Water Facilities.  Staff recommends approval.   5.       Consider approval of an ordinance enacting a fee schedule for civil penalties for stormwater deficiencies.             BACKGROUND AND RECOMMENDATION: The federal government has mandated that each municipality adopt regulations to require compliance from construction operations and for the long-term maintenance of post construction Stormwater Facilities. this ordinance well enact a fee schedule for deficiencies.  Staff recommends approval.   6.       Consider approval of a final  plat for the 1140 South Street Church Subdivision.             BACKGROUND AND RECOMMENDATION: This the final subdivision plat for 1140 South Street Church Subdivision, a 1-lot subdivision located at 1140 South Street and 3210 East Street; zoning is A-1 (Agricultural 40,000 SQ/FT minimum lot size).  Planning Commission recommends approval.    7.       Consider approval of a conditional use permit to allow construction of an approximate 21' high RV Garage on Lot 65 in the Red Butte Phase 4 subdivision located at 2588 South 2310 East.             BACKGROUND AND RECOMMENDATION: Accessory structures are limited to 15' in height, unless a conditional use permit is granted for a greater height.  This structure’s height would be approximately twenty-one feet to the midpoint of the roof (building height), thus necessitating the purpose of this conditional use permit request.  Planning Commission recommends approval.   8.       Consider approval of a conditional use permit for a Historic District Bar Establishment  in the Advenire Hotel located at the southwest corner of Main Street and St. George Boulevard.             BACKGROUND AND RECOMMENDATION: This is a request for a CUP, in order to operate a bar establishment in the Advenire Hotel. This bar would be operated in the ‘boutique’ hotel currently under construction in the downtown “City View” mixed use development project.  Planning Commission recommends approval.    9.       Consider approval of the final plat for Amira at Green Valley.             BACKGROUND AND RECOMMENDATION:  This is the final subdivision plat for Amira at Green Valley, a 47-unit residential condominium subdivision located at 1999 West Canyon View Drive; zoning is PD-R (Planed Development Residential 5,000 SQ/FT minimum lot size).    Planning Commission recommends approval.   10.     Consider approval of the final plat for the Residences at Four Fifty.             BACKGROUND AND RECOMMENDATION:  This is the final subdivision plat for the Residences at Four Fifty, a 38-lot residential subdivision  located at 450 North Street and 2720 East Street; zoning is PD-R (Planed Development Residential 5,000 SQ/FT minimum lot size).  Planning Commission recommends approval.   11.     Consider approval of a roadway dedication plat for 750 North and 3050 East             BACKGROUND AND RECOMMENDATION:  This is a roadway dedication plat that for 750 North and 3050 East Street; zoning is M-1 (Manufacturing with no minimum or maximum lot size).  Planning Commission recommends approval.   12.     Public Hearing and consideration of an ordinance for an amended final subdivision plat for Lot 34 & 35 in the Colony Park Subdivision Phase 2 by vacating the public utilities  and drainage easement between said lots and to merge a portion of Lot 34 into Lot 35.             BACKGROUND AND RECOMMENDATION: This request is to consider an Amended Final Subdivision Plat to merge a portion of Lot 34 into Lot 35, Colony Park Subdivision Phase 2 and vacate the public utilities and drainage easement located between said lots.  This request has been approved by City staff and Joint Utilities Committee (JUC).  This is located at 916 S. 800 E. Cir.; Zoning is R-1-10 (Single-Family Residential 10,000 SQ/FT minimum lot size).  Planning Commission recommends approval.   13.     Appointments to Boards and Commissions of the City. 14.     Reports from Mayor, Councilmembers, and City Manager. 15.     Request a closed session to discuss litigation, property acquisition or sale or the character and professional competence or physical or mental health of an individual. 16.     Adjourn.     Annette Hansen, Deputy City Recorder             Date   REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION:  The City of St. George will make efforts to provide reasonable accommodations to disabled mem...


City Council Minutes 10/17/2002:
ST. GEORGE CITY COUNCIL MINUTES REGULAR MEETING OCTOBER 17, 2002, 4:00 P.M. CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS PRESENT: Mayor Daniel McArthur Council Member Bob Whatcott Council Member Suzanne Allen Council Member Rod Orton Council Member Larry Gardner City Manager Gary Esplin Interim City Attorney Ron Read City Recorder Gay Cragun EXCUSED: Council Member Sharon Isom OPENING: Mayor McArthur called the meeting to order and welcomed those present. He excused Council Member Isom who was ill and announced that Council Member Gardner would be arriving late. The salute to the flag was led by Gay Cragun, and the invocation was offered by Marc Mortensen. Mayor McArthur announced that a City-wide clean-up day was scheduled for Saturday, October 26. Mayor McArthur recognized the Dixie High School Girls Tennis Team and announced that they, along with the Pine View High School Girls Tennis Team, were co-champions of the 3A championship in tennis. Their coach, Michelle Davis, then introduced the team members. Mayor McArthur recognized the 3A state champions in golf. Their assistant coach, Reed McArthur, then introduced the team members. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for the purchase of USCO switches and voltage regulators for the Hillside Substation. Purchasing Agent, Sue Swensen, recommended purchase of UCSO switches from the sole source vendor, USCO Power, in the amount of $26,704. A motion was made by Council Member Orton and seconded by Council Member Whatcott to award the sole source purchase to USCO Power in the amount of $26,704. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Allen - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen recommended purchase of three voltage regulators from the sole source vendor, Cooper Power, in the amount of $41,946. A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott and seconded by Council Member Orton to award the sole source purchase to Cooper Power in the amount of $41,946. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Allen - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for a blanket purchase order for asphalt repairs and patching. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen presented the bids received: Progressive Contracting $75,250 Coughlin Company $78,250 Western Rock Products $78,500 Holbrook Asphalt $91,500 St. George City Council Minutes October 17, 2002 Page Two She recommended award of the bid to the three low bidders, and stated that staff would be advised to use the lowest of the three bids first, then second and third low bid when the first low bid was not available. The bid amounts are per cubic foot. A motion was made by Council Member Allen and seconded by Council Member Orton to award the bid to the three low bidders, Progressive Contracting, Coughlin Company, and Western Rock Products. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of contract for the water tank coatings. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen presented two bids received: Robison-Prezioso $503,870 State Painting $331,263 She recommended award of the bid to the low bidder, State Painting, in the amount of $331,263. She also recommended that the performance bond be waived due to past experience with the company. This will lower the bid by an additional 5%. Three tanks will be painted. A motion was made by Council Member Orton and seconded by Council Member Whatcott to award the bid to State Painting in the amount of $331,163, less 5% due to waiver of the performance bond. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of contract for the SWAT vehicle box van/interior for the Police Department. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen advised that staff contacted three vendors for proposals to design a SWAT van. Emergency Management Equipment in Salt Lake City has the federal contract and was substantially less than the other proposals when transportation of the cab and chassis to the location was taken into account. She recommended award of the bid to Emergency Management Equipment in the amount of $49,249.67. Lt. Russ Riggs advised that this custom built SWAT van will essentially fulfill the needs of the Police Department and will be purchased through a federal grant awarded to Washington County. A motion to award the bid to Emergency Management Equipment in the amount of $49,249.67 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 The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. EMERGENCY PURCHASE ORDER: Consider approval of an emergency purchase order to repair one of the diesel plant engines. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen advised this was an emergency purchase to repair one of the diesel engines. The vendor was Cooper Energy Services in the amount of $36,057.72 City Manager Gary Esplin advised that the under the City's Purchasing Ordinance, the City Manager has the right to authorize an emergency purchase with ratification by the City Council. A motion was made by Council Member Orton and seconded by Council Member Allen to approve the emergency purchase. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: St. George City Council Minutes October 17, 2002 Page Three Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider approval of a proposal to provide wireless phone service for the City. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen advised that proposals were sent out and received from six wireless phone providers. A committee consisting of employees from several departments was formed to evaluate the bids. It was recommended by all that the City remain with its current provider, Nextel Communications. The City's phone bills for the last three years average $83,000 a year. A motion was made by Council Member Allen and seconded by Council Member Orton to award the bid to Nextel Communications. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. Ms. Swensen recommended the contract be set up on a year-to-year basis for review, with the option of renewing it for a three year period. Council Member Allen amended her motion to include this provision, and it was seconded by Council Member Orton. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. INTRODUCTION OF SCOUTS: Mayor McArthur invited several Scouts from Troop 646 to introduce themselves. RESOLUTION: Consider approval of the final Special Improvement District Bond Resolution 99-4. City Manager Gary Esplin explained this resolution was necessary in order to finalize special improvement district 99-4. However, because a suit has been filed by one of the property owners in the district, the amount of the bond has to be reduced pending outcome of the suit. He recommended a final bond amount of $1,109,489.77. A motion was made by Council Member Orton and seconded by Council Member Whatcott to approve the final bond resolution for SID 99-4 in the amount of $1,109,489.77. Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Allen - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. RESOLUTION: Consider approval of a resolution abandoning the existing public utilities and drainage easements associated with the Parkside Phase 2 Subdivision, Lots 25 and 26. City Manager Gary Esplin explained this resolution is necessary in order to make lot line adjustments to increase the size of one of the lots. The applicant will provide the City with required easements, and staff recommends approval. A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott and seconded by Council Member Allen to approve the resolution. Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: St. George City Council Minutes October 17, 2002 Page Four Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Orton - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. RESOLUTION: Consider approval of a resolution abandoning the existing public utilities and drainage easements associated with the Boulders Phase 1 Subdivision, Lots 12, 13 and 14. City Manager Gary Esplin explained this resolution was necessary to allow Lot 13 to be eliminated and allow the remaining acreage to be readjusted. The applicant will provide the City with the necessary easements. A motion was made by Council Member Orton and seconded by Council Member Whatcott to approve the resolution. Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Allen - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. RESOLUTION: Consider approval of a resolution authorizing acquisition of the Tolman water system. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that this resolution will authorize acquisition of the Tolman water system which includes two wells, a tank, pipe, easements and 359.91 acre feet of water rights. The City is working with the BLM on approval to drill another well in the area. The purchase price is $1,550,000. Mayor McArthur commented that the City will also move additional water rights into this area. City Manager Gary Esplin explained the City is working with the Winchester Hills Water Company to resolve their protest, and the intent is to get the system on line as soon as possible. Ledges Land, LC is the seller. 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, as follows: Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Allen - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. WATER EXCHANGE AGREEMENT: Consider approval of a water exchange agreement between the City of St. George and Ledges Land, LC. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that staff has minor concerns with the agreement and requested that any Council approval be made subject to final legal review by the City Attorney. Rick Hafen explained that Ledges Land, LC has acquired various water rights over the past few years as they are planning a project in the northwestern part of the City near Winchester Hills. All the water rights are underground with the exception of one. Many of the rights can be used for culinary purposes, but the Ledges does not contemplate the need for culinary water rights for their project. They do, however, have a need for irrigation water. They are willing to exchange these rights for reuse water. Staff determined that the water rights for culinary use should be exchanged for reuse water at a ratio of greater than one, i.e. two acre feet of reuse water for one acre foot of culinary water. The Ledges will exchange 1,084.12 acre feet of water. The surface rights can be moved into Quail Creek and treated at a ratio of one and one-half to one. Ledges Land, LC will be receiving 1,335 acre feet of water. St. George City Council Minutes October 17, 2002 Page Five City Manager Gary Esplin clarified that the water rights being exchanged on a two for one ratio are 231 acre feet of underground water rights, which is anticipated to be transferred to the Tolman wells. 312.21 acre feet of surface rights will be stored in the Quail Creek or Sand Hollow reservoirs. The other two water rights add up to 541 acre feet and are located south of the Virgin River and can be used for projects in the Little Valley area and for the new airport. The purpose of the agreement is to transfer title to the rights so the City has legal authority to move the water to the Tolman wells. Rick Hafen advised the original date for completion of the project which includes supplying reuse water has been moved to 2007. City Manager Gary Esplin commented this will give the City a better chance to get the reuse water on line. Rick Hafen advised that until the time reuse water becomes available, Ledges Land retains the right to use up to 650 acre feet of water for a golf course. In the event the reuse water is not on line when the Ledges develops, they will cooperate to provide the 650 acre feet out of a well that is not being used or a well that has excess capacity. He advised that the City has agreed to cooperate in obtaining easements across Entrada to provide reuse water to the Ledges, and the cost of the reuse water to the Ledges will only be the cost to pump the water to the Ledges' point of delivery. There will be no other costs for the delivery of the water. The Ledges will also retain the right to sell, transfer or exchange any reuse water it acquires under this agreement. Council Member Orton inquired if the agreement was recommended by the Water and Power Department. City Manager Gary Esplin replied that it was, with the recommended changes. Acting Water and Power Director Phil Solomon advised that funds for the acquisition are in the capital projects budget. A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott and seconded by Council Member Orton to approve the agreement subject to legal review. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Allen - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. WATER LEASE AGREEMENT: Consider approval of a water lease agreement between the City of St. George and Ledges Land, LC. City Manager Gary Esplin explained the agreement allows the City to lease water rights from Ledges Land, LC so that the City can make application to change the water rights into its name. The lease will expire at the end of one year. Rick Hafen advised that the lease will allow the change applications to take place within a week to ten days and will allow the City to move forward, as the purchase and exchange may not be completed for 30-60 days. A motion to approve the water lease agreement was made by Council Member Allen and seconded by Council Member Whatcott. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Orton - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. INTRODUCTION OF SCOUTS: Mayor McArthur invited Scouts from Troop 548 to introduce themselves. SET PUBLIC HEARING: Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held October 8, 2002, recommended that a public hearing be scheduled for November 7, 2002 at 5:00 p.m. to consider approval of an amended PD Commercial zone for 3D St. George City Council Minutes October 17, 2002 Page Six Commercial located north of the Flying J Station on the northeast corner of the Brigham Road/I-15 Interchange to adjust the property boundary to include additional land to the east and exclude hillside land to the north. Doug Hunt is the applicant. A motion was made by Council Member Orton and seconded by Council Member Whatcott to set the public hearing as recommended by the Planning Commission. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Orton -aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Allen - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PRELIMINARY PLAT: Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held October 8, 2002, recommended approval of the preliminary plat for Tonaquint Office Campus Phase I. There are three proposed building pads on the site. Building A and B are two story buildings and Building C is three stories (35' in height). There will be underground parking under each building. The City trail will run along the north end of the phase and 1600 South Street may have a landscape planter median between the two lanes. Details of the street cross-section are to be worked out and the roundabout will not be included. The asphalt width of the driveway off of 1600 South Street running north is required to be 25'. The applicants are also requesting a landscape transfer along 1600 South Street where uncovered parking encroaches into the 25' landscape setback area. This request can be made as along as any reduction in one area shall be made up by additional landscaping in another area adjacent to the road right-of-way. Gail Maxwell is the agent. Council Member Gardner arrived. A motion was made by Council Member Allen and seconded by Council Member Orton to approve the preliminary plat as recommended by the Planning Commission. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Gardner - abstained The motion carried. FINAL PLATS: Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held October 8, 2002, recommended approval of the following final plats: Crescent Point at Sunbrook, Bedrock Townhomes Phase 2, West Terrace Subdivision, Sage Hollow Subdivision in Little Valley, and Ventana Professional Park Phase I. A motion was made by Council Member Orton and seconded by Council Member Allen to approve the final plats as recommended by the Planning Commission and authorize the Mayor to sign them. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Gardner - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. EXPAND NON-CONFORMING BUILDING: Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held October 8, 2002, recommended approval to expand a non-conforming building at 245 South 300 West. The requested addition is for 630 sq. ft. to extend from the south rear corner of the dwelling. The home was built in 1957 and the south property line has not been adjusted. Planning staff finds this home to be a legal non-conforming structure. The south property adjacent to this lot has a driveway on the north side of the home, and it does not appear the request for the single story addition would impose any unreasonable burden on the adjacent property. A notice was sent to the adjacent property owner and the City did not receive any feedback. Larry Rutherford is the agent. St. George City Council Minutes October 17, 2002 Page Seven A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Whatcott to approve the request as recommended by the Planning Commission. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Orton - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. LOT SPLIT: Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held October 8, 2002, recommended approval of a lot split for land zoned A-1 at 2170 South and 3317 East off of 3430 East Street with the stipulation that a deed restriction be placed on the newly created lot with the bird barn that a building permit will not be issued until the property can be hooked to the City sewer system, or approved by the City Council. The agent working for the bank has been advised by staff about the policy of dividing land in the Little Valley area in accordance with the concurrency policy. Half of the right-of-way on 2170 South for the portion along the proposed new lot with the existing dwelling has been dedicated and improved. Bob Elliott is the agent. Council Member Gardner questioned how this request compared with others which were denied because they were not located in an improved subdivision. City Manager Gary Esplin replied that there is already an existing home on this property, and an additional lot is being created. The new lot cannot be used, however, until it meets concurrency requirements. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Allen to approve the lot split subject to the recommendations of the Planning Commission. Mayor McArthur called for a 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. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT: Consider approval of a conditional use permit for modifications to the Dixie High School campus. Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held October 8, 2002, recommended approval of a conditional use permit for changes to be made to the Dixie High School campus at 400 East 700 South. The current main building with classrooms will be renovated. The classrooms will be located in the new main building south of the new performing arts building. The proposed height of the new main building will be up to 46' which is part of the conditional use permit request. Parking requirements for one for every faculty member and one for every six students, for a total required of 220. The site plan shows 574 parking spaces. Washington County School District is the applicant. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Allen to approve the conditional use permit as requested. Council Member Whatcott commented it seemed that generally the City's parking requirements were insufficient, and inquired if staff were re-evaluating them. Mr. Bradley replied that staff was in the process of looking at the parking requirement for high schools. Council Member Whatcott suggested that overall parking requirements for all uses be studied, as well as the issue of C-3 vs. C-2 zoning. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Allen - aye St. George City Council Minutes October 17, 2002 Page Eight Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. ADJOURN TO EXECUTIVE SESSION: A motion to adjourn to an executive session to discuss personnel issues was made by Council Member Orton and seconded by Council Member Allen. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Gardner - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. RECONVENE: A motion to reconvene was made by Council Member Allen and seconded by Council Member Gardner. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. INTRODUCTION OF SCOUT: Mayor McArthur invited Life Scout Cory Black to introduce himself. COLOR COUNTRY MODEL RAILROAD SHOW: An unidentified man from the audience announced that the Color Country Model Railroad Show would be held Saturday, October 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Social Hall. ENGINEERING SERVICES AGREEMENT: Consider approval of an engineering services agreement for design and construction engineering between the City of St. George and Alpha Engineering for the proposed reuse pipeline. Acting Water and Power Director Phil Solomon advised that the City is moving ahead with the reuse project with hopes of receiving funds from the federal government. This contract is for design services and also includes construction management services. He recommended funding only that portion which comes out of the Water and Power Department budget - $542,820. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Allen to approve the agreement. Mr. Solomon explained that the design fee includes design of a reservoir, either adjacent to the Ivins reservoir or another site in the area. The wastewater will be pumped there during the winter for storage and thus double the capacity of the reuse system. Mayor McArthur called for a 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. MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT: Consider approval of a memorandum of agreement between UDOT, Five County Association of Governments, and the City of St. George for Metropolitan Planning Organization designation. Public Works Director Larry Bulloch explained that the City received official MPO designation as of October 9, and the proposed agreement must be approved in order St. George City Council Minutes October 17, 2002 Page Nine to implement the MPO. The agreement defines the roles of the different parties. The Five County Association of Governments will be the administering agency, UDOT is involved as the transit agency, and the City is the transit agent. Interim City Attorney Ron Read suggested that any approval of the agreement be made subject to his review. A motion was made by Council Member Orton and seconded by Council Member Allen to approve the agreement subject to final review by the City Attorney. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Gardner - 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 United States Federal Aviation Administration regarding an EIS study for the replacement airport. Public Works Director Larry Bulloch explained that the memorandum of understanding defines the working relationship between the City and FAA during the EIS process. The City acknowledges the FAA as the final authority in the decision-making process. The City is the sponsoring agency which will issue all of the documents to complete the work and submit them to the FAA for their approval. The City is responsible to pay for the work, but in turn the document acknowledges that the City is eligible for grants, and in fact has already received a grant in the amount of $500,000 to pay for this EIS work. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Whatcott to approve the memorandum of understanding. Mr. Bulloch explained that the EIS scoping process will give the public and all agencies an opportunity to comment on what they think the EIS should include. The deadline for submission of comments is November 14. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Allen - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. REFINEMENT OF AIRPORT LAYOUT: Consider approval of Subtask 2.4 with Carter Burgess for refinement of the airport layout plan budget and schedule for the replacement airport. Public Works Director Larry Bulloch advised that the City is moving ahead with other elements of the new airport project, including refinement of the airport layout plan. The proposed Subtask will also define how the project will be financed. Staff is comfortable the airport can be built for $92,000,000, but it is critical that the cash flow is available when it is needed. The engineer feels the airport can be built for less than $92,000,000, and they would like to refine the design elements to reduce the costs. Mr. Bulloch explained that bids were not sought, but rather a contract to pay for the services so that each engineer is paid a certain rate. Staff feels that the hours requested to perform the work are reasonable. Council Member Orton expressed hope that someone was monitoring the process. He then made a motion to approve Subtask 2.4. The motion was seconded by Council Member Gardner. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye St. George City Council Minutes October 17, 2002 Page Ten The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. Council Member Whatcott commented that he hoped the City has an expert marking the path as the airport project is implemented. COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT: Consider approval of a cooperative agreement with the Utah Department of Transportation for a safety sidewalk project on Bluff Street. Public Works Director Larry Bulloch advised that this project will include construction of sidewalk on the west side of Bluff Street from the Blvd. northerly to 400 North to fill in areas that do not have adequate sidewalk along that side of the street. Mayor McArthur commented the City's goal is to provide sidewalk along Bluff Street all the way to Sunset Blvd. Mr. Bulloch explained that the City did not expect to receive funds for this project, and has not yet budgeted the matching funds. A motion to approve the agreement 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 Gardner - aye Council Member Allen - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. Mayor McArthur inquired about installation of sidewalk on the south side of Red Cliffs Drive to Deseret Industries. Mr. Bulloch replied that this project is included in the budget and Steve Perry has been assigned the project. GROUND LEASE: Consider approval of a renewal of ground lease with Western Air Services at the old terminal building at the municipal airport. Airport Manager David Ulane explained that this ground lease is an extension of a lease the City has had with Western Air since 1998. Western Air is a fixed base operator at the old terminal building. The term of the proposed renewal is for another four years at the same rate - $467 a month. He asked that approval of the lease be made retroactive to September 1 so that there would not be a lapse in the timeframe. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Allen to approve the lease and make it retroactive to September 1, 2002. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Orton - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. LAND LEASE FOR HANGAR: Consider approval of a land lease for a hangar at the airport to Phillip Hall. Airport Manager David Ulane explained that Dr. Hall proposes to lease a 4,500 sq. ft. lot on the southwest side of the airport to build a hangar for himself. A short term lease is recommended until December 21, 2007 due to the new airport. The lease contains a clause concerning the new airport, and the applicant is fully aware of this clause. Dr. Hall has acquired the old hangar structure from Aero West, and staff has emphasized that the skins on the hangar must be of an earth tone color to blend with the current surroundings. The lease rate is 10? a sq. ft. A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott and seconded by Council Member Gardner to approve the lease. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: St. George City Council Minutes October 17, 2002 Page Eleven Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Allen - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. USE AGREEMENT: Consider approval of a use agreement for a helicopter flight training operation at the airport. Robin Venuti, applicant. Airport Manager David Ulane explained that the applicant proposes to operate a helicopter flight training operation out of the Aero West hangar. The Airport Board recommends approval. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Allen to approve the agreement. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Orton - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. Council Member Orton inquired of Mr. Ulane if there were one or two self-serving fuel islands in operation at the airport. Mr. Ulane replied there was just one for now. AIRPORT SECURITY PROGRAM: Mayor McArthur asked Mr. Ulane to explain the new security program at the airport. Airport Manager David Ulane replied that recently implemented changes at the airport include a new X-ray machine, and an updated configuration for security. Federal security screeners will take over screening operations October 28 and will provide a new explosives detection machine. A mobile screening force will take over for three weeks while 10-15 security personnel are trained in Salt Lake City on how to operate the equipment. Once they are trained, they will be permanently located here. Council Member Whatcott inquired of Mr. Ulane his vision for the new airport. Mr. Ulane replied that the FAA has rules on the hiring of engineers and consultants according to their qualifications, and then a price is negotiated. Consulting fees are hard to swallow, and will run from 15% to 20% on a project of this magnitude. He stated his vision of the project may change based on the EIS, but doing it a task at a time in any event is prudent. DEED OF DEDICATION: Consider approval of a deed of dedication for Meadowbrook Subdivision, Phase 1. Public Works Director Larry Bulloch explained that this deed of dedication is a housekeeping item to accommodate the developer of the Meadowbrook Subdivision who went through the platting process without realizing that some lots lacked required frontage. Rather than redoing the entire platting process, staff has tried to be flexible and allow the developer to record a separate deed of dedication to make the plat complete. A motion was made by Council Member Orton and seconded by Council Member Gardner to approve the deed of dedication. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Allen - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. St. George City Council Minutes October 17, 2002 Page Twelve APPOINT...


City Council Minutes 11/01/2001:
ST. GEORGE CITY COUNCIL MINUTES REGULAR MEETING NOVEMBER 1, 2001, 4:00 P.M. CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS PRESENT: Mayor Daniel McArthur Council Member Suzanne Allen Council Member Sharon Isom Council Member Larry Gardner Council Member Bob Whatcott City Manager Gary Esplin City Attorney Jonathan Wright City Recorder Gay Cragun EXCUSED: Council Member Rod Orton OPENING: Mayor McArthur called the meeting to order and welcomed all in attendance. The invocation was offered by Gary Esplin and the flag salute was led by Marlon Stratton. Mayor McArthur advised that item 6A4 to consider approval of an Interlocal Cooperation Agreement between the City and the Southern Utah Shooting Sports Park Agency, item 6A5 to consider clarification of City intent regarding residential treatment centers, and item 6A6 to consider approval of an engineering contract with Sear Brown for interstate landscape design have been tabled from the agenda. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for construction of the connection from Dixie Downs Road to Snow Canyon Parkway. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen presented five bids received: Sunroc Corporation $399,551.25 Dennett Construction $408,030.60 Quality Excavation $416,618.92 Bud Mahas Construction $449,891.69 Desert Hills Construction $513,156.26 She recommended award to the low bidder, Sunroc Corporation, in the amount of $399,551.25. She advised that the engineer?s estimate was $437,588.16. A motion was made by Council Member Isom and seconded by Council Member Gardner to award the bid to the low bidder, Sunroc Corporation, in the amount of $399,551.25. Council Member Gardner inquired about the length of the road to be constructed, and was advised it was approximately 1,900 linear feet and the project will begin in 30 days. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for the purchase of a fairway mower for the Dixie Red Hills Golf Course. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen presented two bids received: St. George City Council Minutes November 1, 2001 Page Two Turf Equipment and Irrigation $30,515 Rocky Mountain Turf & Ind. Equip. $30,570 She recommended award to the low bidder, Turf Equipment, in the amount of $30,515. She advised the mower would be purchased on a three year lease program. The payment would be $10,700 per year, and after three years the mower would be owned by the City. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that the life of a mower is at least ten years. A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott and seconded by Council Member Gardner to award the bid to Turf Equipment in the amount of $30,515. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Isom - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for a new server for the Police Department. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen advised this is a sole source purchase from the supplier of the Police Department?s current hardware and software, Spillman Technologies,in the amount of $25,725. The upgraded server will replace the existing server. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Isom to award the bid to Spillman Technologies in the amount of $25,725. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for the purchase of a vertical turbine pump for the Water Department. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen explained the pump would be used at the Sandberg Pond pump station, and is a sole source item to use with existing equipment in the amount of $74,785. The vendor is Flowtronex. Council Member Gardner commented that he thought one of the reasons the City was interested in the right-of-way was to take advantage of the diversion and existing equipment. Water and Power Director Wayne McArthur advised that there was no pump or equipment at this location. He explained that the City has had difficulty in the past building pump stations, and Flowtronex will bring in the pump and controls and guarantee the entire system. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Isom to award the bid to Flowtronex in the amount of $74,785. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: St. George City Council Minutes November 1, 2001 Page Three Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Allen - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. DISCUSSION RE NEW POLICE DEPARTMENT SERVER: Officer Sherm Stebbins of the St. George Police Department explained that it was necessary to replace the existing primary server used for the Police Department and also 911 and data entry for dispatchers. He advised that the current server had reached the end of its life, and the new server will contain completely different system hardware. The price for the new server will also include loading and updating the old data base onto the new server, and the old server will be used as back-up to store data. SET PUBLIC HEARING: Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held October 23, 2001, recommended that a public hearing be scheduled for December 6, 2001 at 5:00 p.m. to consider a zone change from R-1-10 to AP for a new health center to be located at approximately 1400 East on the south side of Foremaster Drive. David Blake is the applicant. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Isom to set the public hearing as recommended by the Planning Commission. Mayor McArthur advised that this particular City Council meeting would have to be moved to the next week as most Council Members would be out of town. He suggested the public hearing be scheduled for December 13, 2001 at 5:00 p.m. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Isom to set the public hearing for December 13, 2001 at 5:00 p.m. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Allen - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PRELIMINARY PLAT: Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held October 23, 2001, recommended approval of the preliminary plat for Sandstone Shadows Phase 2 with 17 single family lots located on 1250 West and Shadow Point Drive. A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott and seconded by Council Member Isom to approve the preliminary plat. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Gardner - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. DISCUSSION CONCERNING PRELIMINARY PLAT: Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised Ence Homes would like to move forward with their preliminary plans for the Seven Hills project off Sunset Blvd. west of the Sand hollow Aquatic Center. However, various steps needs to take place prior to submittal of the preliminary plat. Ence Homes? proposal involves the St. George City Council Minutes November 1, 2001 Page Four placement of the City?s master planned road (2200 West) from 1800 North to Sunset Blvd. This road will be a continuation of Tuweap Drive off of Snow Canyon Parkway. The proposal shows much of the road on RPP land which is under the City?s jurisdiction granted by the BLM. Along with the placement of the road, the landscaping, sewer line, and sewer lift station need to be discussed. The Planning Commission recommends approval subject to further discussion with regard to the percentage of road to be built by the developer. Quentin Ence made a comment at the site visit with the City Council, Mayor, and Planning Commission that Ence Homes was willing to cover the full cost of the road if the City would allow the road to be built on RPP land. Vince Clayton is the agent. Mayor McArthur commented that indeed Mr. Ence indicated at the site visit that if the road could be placed on the RPP land, Ence Homes would complete the entire street. Jim Raines of Bush and Gudgell Engineering advised that the applicant is requesting that the 66? minor collector road be approved with the following recommendations: any recommendation of the traffic impact study be followed, excavation to be completed in such a way as to minimize cut and fill slopes, no excavation or materials will be allowed to fall into the Sand Hollow Wash, and the top of the cuts will be capped with native rock. He advised that his clients have agreed to all the recommendations. In addition, excess material shall be allowed to be placed on the Seven Hills development, and Ence Construction will complete 100% of the rough grading for the road and build the cross section as proposed. City standards do not require a median, but staff has indicated they would like to continue the median concept similar to that of Entrada, and his client will agree to build the landscaped median and the east half of the road and a 12 foot travel lane on the other side of the median, including turning lanes. A landscaped area from the road to the lots is proposed to avoid a walled corridor look. He advised that he met with Aron Baker to review the design and five intersections were eliminated. The distance between the remaining intersections are 700-800 feet, and the landscaped area will contain low maintenance xeriscape landscaping with berming, etc. The City will maintain the landscaping upon completion and acceptance of the improvements. Because of the sewer line on the north end of the project, it is proposed that Ence Homes install rock and mulch landscaping and deed this area to the City to be maintained by the City. Also, Ence Homes will work with the City in the design of the sewer system to eliminate a lift station currently located in the Canyon Terrace Subdivision. There is also a lot of storm drainage through the subdivision, the drainage plans will meet current city requirements to handle the existing flow. If the City wants to upgrade and change the flows, Ence Homes will ask the City to participate in costs to do so. Mr. Raines commented that if the 66? road would not fit on the RPP property, Ence Homes would look to the City for compensation for the taking of any extra ground needed. Ence Homes is not trying to be adversarial, and this would be a reasonable compensation as it benefits the City by giving the cross section wanted. Vince Clayton, representing Ence Homes, advised that part of the reason for this request is the fact that the road alignment has already been established by the City as part of the master plan road system. Tuweap has to go where the adjacent apartments are not located, which has also been established by the City. Ence Homes is asking that the road be permitted to be on City property, as dictated by where the road alignments are already established, and the location of the apartments. Council Member Allen inquired if the City has already agreed to maintain the landscaping. City Manager Gary Esplin replied that according to City policy, this would require City Council approval. St. George City Council Minutes November 1, 2001 Page Five Council Member Allen commented that if the City did agree to maintain the landscaping, the City should be able to approve what is installed. Vince Clayton advised that the purpose of today?s discussion was to discuss related issues, such as maintenance of landscaping, etc. Council Member Allen inquired if the City usually participated in upsizing. City Manager Gary Esplin replied that the City did participate in upsizing, as developers are only required to put in what is required for their development, and upsizing is what impact fees collected throughout the City are used for. Mr. Clayton commented that drainage will be accommodated where it can be within the project. If upsizing is required, Ence Homes will be looking for participation. Council Member Gardner inquired if the road were put through the middle of the project, if the developer would be responsible for the entire road. City Manager Gary Esplin replied that he did not see the matter as an issue of the standard the City would require, but a compensation issue. Ence Homes would be receiving a commodity over which the City has control, and the bottom line is an economic question - is it better to place the road on the City?s property in order to maximize the topography which allows more units to be built to pay the cost of building the road. An argument could be made that the City would have to pay something if the road went through the middle of the proposed subdivision. Mayor McArthur advised that the road could be widened if the median were eliminated. Mr. Clayton replied that the median was included in the road design at the request of staff. If more pavement is required, the median could be eliminated. He advised he was told that curb, gutter, and sidewalk on the west side of the road would not be required. Mayor McArthur inquired if a curb was not required on the west side, if drainage water would drain in to the wash and cause more destruction. Mr. Raines replied that the design would be similar to that of Snow Canyon Parkway, with no curb and gutter and a sidewalk along the majority of the Parkway. As far as the drainage issue, there is not a significant amount of pavement. As far as the compensation issue, the master planned road will use five to six acres of property, and the value of the property is what led to the current proposal, and is reasonable compensation for the realignment of the lower portion of the road. If a 60? road were required, there would not be a loss of lots, but if a 66? road is required, this would result in a taking and cost issue. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that the fact cannot be discounted that the road as designed adds value to the project. If the project is landscaped as proposed and a median is installed adjacent to the property, this will only increase the value of the property, and is a trade-off. Ence Homes would also be receiving the right to use the dirt removed from the hill. Mayor McArthur reiterated that when everyone met on site, who would construct the road was not an issue as representatives from Ence Homes said they would, and it was understood the City would give up the land for the finished road. Kim Ence explained the proposed median and berming was suggested by the Planning Commission, and it costs more to do it that way. If the City Council would like the center berm removed, that can be done. The bottom line is that Ence Homes will do whatever is required. St. George City Council Minutes November 1, 2001 Page Six Mr. Esplin clarified that the understanding as a result of the discussion on site was that Ence Homes would improve the entire 66? road as compensation for the property. This does not include the median, but does include finishing the right-of-way, and installing curb, gutter and sidewalk. Mr. Ence replied that sidewalk would be installed on one side only. Mr. Esplin said the only issue to decide now is if it would be cheaper to put in two 17? travel lanes with a median, or a solid 66? wide road. Mr. Clayton proposed that the preliminary plat be brought before the City Council and at that time Ence Homes would be ready to commit to a proposal. Assistant City Engineer Jay Sandberg advised that the Fire Chief has taken a strong stance and wants the travel lanes to be 20? wide. On a 66? cross section, the asphalt width would be 50?. Council Member Whatcott inquired why a 66? wide road was needed if a 50? wide road with curb, gutter and sidewalk and use of the center section would be sufficient. Mr. Sandberg replied that the center lanes are used for turn lanes, and some of the width must be used for shoulder area. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that when the apartments came in years ago, the RPP plat showed the road going down the section line. This was amended, and the trade-off was that a full road would be built. This was bonded for and a delay improvement agreement was signed by the apartment owners. The apartments have since been sold, but there is still a lien on the property and there should be a bond too for the completed road. As a trade-off for moving the road completely on the RPP land, Ence Homes agreed to build the entire road. Mr. Clayon inquired if a calculation was made of the entire area consumed by the road and a value arrived at for equivalent compensation that can be contributed to the building of the 66? road. Mr. Esplin replied that there were too many variables with regard to dirt, how much the property is worth, etc. Mr. Clayton asked if the road alignment was OK. He was advised that it was. He asked if the median was a necessity. He was advised that it was not. Mayor McArthur commented that the road alignment was fine, as long as the road was completed. Mr. Clayton commented that if the traffic study were to come back recommending a 60? road instead of a 66? road, would it be acceptable if there were no driveways off of it. He asked if a 66? road were absolutely necessary. Mr. Esplin replied that if a median were installed, a trade-off could be considered for the width to separate the traffic if it carries the same amount, and for taking care of the intersection. Council Member Whatcott advised that City maintenance of landscaping adjacent to roadways should be revisited and a decision made before the City continues to accept maintenance of this landscaping. City Manager Gary Esplin replied that according to City policy, the City maintains landscaping along 80? rights-of-way, but maintenance of 66? rights-of-way is considered on an individual basis. The problem is that there are many 66? rights-of-way. St. George City Council Minutes November 1, 2001 Page Seven Council Member Allen commented that the City should not be maintaining landscaping which contains anything which has to be mowed or pruned. FINAL PLAT APPROVAL: Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held October 23, 2001, recommended approval of the final plat for Black Hills Vista located at 65 South Donlee Drive. Jeff Morby is the agent. The Planning Commission also recommended approval of the road dedication plat for Desert Hills Drive south of Brigham Road and south of Bloomington Hills. Washington County Board of Education, applicant. The Planning Commission also recommended approval of the road dedication plat for a portion of 2450 East Street south of Riverside Drive. A motion was made by Counil Member Allen and seconded by Council Member Gardner to approve the final plat for Black Hills Vista and authorize the Mayor to sign the plat. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Isom - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Allen to approve the final plat for Desert Hills Drive and authorize the Mayor to sign it. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Isom - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. A motion was made by Council Member Allen and seconded by Council Member Gardner to approve the road dedication plat for a portion of 2450 East Street south of Riverside Drive. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT: Consider approval of a conditional use permit for a day care center for up to 12 children in a home at 280 South 2100 East. Jody Edwards, applicant. Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held October 23, 2001, recommended approval of a conditional use permit for a day care for up to 12 children in a home at 280 South 2100 East in Pioneer Cove Phase 2. The applicant meets the square footage requirement for 12 children. The proposed daycare operating hours are from 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The ages of the children would be from infant to eight years of age. The Planning Commission recommended approval subject to (1) completion of the backyard and fence; and (2) obtaining a state license. A motion was made by Council Member Isom and seconded by Council Member Allen to approve the conditional use permit subject to the recommendations of the Planning Commission. St. George City Council Minutes November 1, 2001 Page Eight Council Member Gardner inquired if any of the neighbors had expressed concern. He was advised that they had not. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO ZONING ORDINANCE: Community Development Director Bob Nicholson advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held October 23, 2001, recommended denial of the proposed amendment to the Zoning Ordinance which would repeal the restriction on parking boats, RV or travel trailers within the front setback in residential zones. All were in favor of keeping the ordinance. There were also seven to eight people present in favor of keeping the ordinance. There was no one present to support the proposed amendment. The Planning Commission asked staff to look at the time frame of the ordinance to improve the language to address the two week time frame for incidental use, but no storage permitted in the setback area. PUBLIC HEARING/AMEND ZONING ORDINANCE BY ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider a request to amend the Zoning Ordinance, Chapter 16 - Mobile Home Zone, to enlarge the size of homes allowed in RV parks from 750 sq. ft. to 825 sq. ft. Doug Campbell, President of the Rio Virgin RV Homeowners Association, applicant. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson advised that this issue was discussed in a work meeting held October 11. The ordinance right now limits the size of a dwelling unit in an RV park to 750 sq. ft. This square footage was derived from the 400 sq. ft. limitation set by state law, and the Council previously agreed to allow up to 350? additional in patio covers, etc., setting the limit at 750 sq. ft. Over the years there has been some encroachment and the ordinance has been hard to enforce. The suggested maximum of 825 sq. ft. would include pop-outs, cantilevered areas, etc. as total floor area. When this issue was brought before the Planning Commission, they recommended that larger units be considered as a conditional use, but staff feels this will just open a can of worms and it will be easier to set a limit and enforce it. He explained that there are a few existing units in the Rio Virgin RV Park which are larger than 825 sq. ft., and he suggested these be designated as existing legal non-conforming uses, due to past code interpretations. 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 proposed ordinance amendment. Council Member Isom urged Mr. Nicholson to advise the building inspectors about the ordinance amendment, as this problem arose from interpretations by different inspectors. 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 The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. St. George City Council Minutes November 1, 2001 Page Nine PUBLIC HEARING/AMEND 2001-2002 FISCAL BUDGET/RESOLUTION: Public hearing to consider proposed amendments to the 2001-2002 fiscal budget for the City of St. George, City Manager Gary Esplin reviewed the amendments to the fiscal budget with the Mayor and City Council. See Exhibit "A" attached hereto. Mr. Esplin advised that the FAA let the City reopen the parking lot at the airport, and the City is using all the pavement it has. The municipal airport is back to normal as far as operation of the parking areas is concerned, but he expressed concern that parking be expanded to handle overflow needs. Funds for this project were requested, but cut out of the budget. He commented that a balance must be achieved between providing customer service and providing parking accommodations, but at some point this will all be thrown away when the new airport is constructed. Mayor McArthur suggested that the area north of the terminal building and currently being used as tie-down area be used for parking, as this area is already paved with asphalt, and the fence would simply have to be moved. Public Works Director Larry Bulloch recommended against this suggestion and commented it would be expensive to move the fence, change the curb lines and install new accesses. He recommended that the area which is graded and located immediately adjacent to the parking lot to the south be chip sealed. He commented that the lay-out was already in place, and it would be awkward to change the tie-down area into a vehicle parking lot. Mayor McArthur stated he felt the proposal was worth looking at as no curb would be needed and it would be inexpensive to move the fence. Mr. Bulloch advised the chip seal project could be performed for about $50,000 and recommended that this proposal be used as the area is currently being used for overflow parking. By City ordinance, the lot should be paved, not graveled. Council Member Whatcott commented that he agreed with Mayor McArthur?s suggestion and it should be looked at. City Manager Gary Esplin advised the item will be brought back before the City Council in two weeks. Mr. Esplin advised that according to State law, 99.9% of City projects are bid out to private companies. Mayor McArthur agreed that almost all City projects are done by private companies. Mr. Bulloch advised that City crews maintain the projects once the capital improvements are complete. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing and called for a motion. A motion was made by Council Member Isom and seconded by Council Member Whatcott to approve the resolution as presented. Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Allen - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. St. George City Council Minutes November 1, 2001 Page Ten REQUEST TO CLOSE STREET: Consider a request from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints to close 300 East Street between 400 South and 500 South on November 23, 2001 for a temple lighting ceremony. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Allen to approve the request. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. SHOOTING PARK AGREEMENT: Consider approval of an Interlocal Cooperation Agreement between the City and the Southern Utah Shooting Sports Park Agency. This item was tabled. DISCUSSION RE RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT CENTERS: Consider clarification of City intent regarding residential treatment centers. Gary Kuhlmann, applicant. This item was tabled. ENGINEERING CONTRACT: Consider approval of an engineering contract with Sear Brown for interstate landscape design. This item was tabled. CHANGE ORDER FOR HIGHLAND DRIVE PROJECT: Consider approval of a change order with Creamer & Noble Engineers for the Highland Drive project. City Manager Gary Esplin advised the proposed change order is for the Highland Drive project. He explained that part of the capital plan for transportation includes completing Highland Drive and widening it from Wendy?s to the Washington City limits. The City has some federal funds from the small urban program to use for this purpose, but since the recent census, the City will no longer be able to qualify for this program. The City would like to spend the money already approved for this project, and break the project into two pieces. This change order will allow Creamer & Noble to redesign the project and split it into two phases. The first phase would include widening the road as it comes off the hill to 1400 East. Public Works Director Larry Bulloch advised the nature of the project was changed to avoid environmental studies. If the City were to continue on the same track, it would take a year or two for the environmental studies, but if the project is changed to a safety project, the City can spend the $640,000 of small urban funds and split out the project. A motion was made by Council member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Isom to approve the change order as presented. Council Member Whatcott inquired if the change order amount of $23,000 was in addition to funds already approved for this engineering contract. Mr. Bulloch replied that the $23,000 was in addition to their other fees, as the project had to be split in half and two separate sets of plans must be designed and separate projects administered. He advised that the City will lose the St. George City Council Minutes November 1, 2001 Page Eleven $640,000 if it does not split the project as proposed, and the increase will be offset by savings of not having to do environmental work. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Allen - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. Council Member Allen asked what was going to happen to the area between the mobile homes and the freeway. Mr. Bulloch replied that City staff will meet with the property owner and decide what to do. Engineers have been instructed to determine what the land use will be and whether it should be transitioned to other uses or remain as it is. Based on that information, a decision will be made. The City will have to go around them with this project and widen the area as part of a future project. However, the preference would be to do the whole thing now, depending on the impacts to the property owners. SUPPLEMENTAL AGREEMENT WITH UDOT: Consider approval of a supplemental agreement between the Utah Department of Transportation and the City of St. George on the Washington Interchange Milepost 10 Project. City Manager Gary Esplin explained this agreement will allow the City to be reimbursed for funds it fronted UDOT for engineering design of the Milepost 10 project. A motion was made by Council Member Isom and seconded by Council Member Gardner to approve the agreement. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. AGREEMENT WITH DIXIE ESCALANTE ELECTRIC: Consider approval of an agreement with the Dixie Escalante Electric Association for participation in road improvements on River Road adjacent to their facility. City Manager Gary Esplin advised this agreement is needed to facilitate improvements along frontage owned by Dixie Escalante Electric as part of Phase 2 of the River Road improvement project. The City cannot require them to participate as they are an existing entity and have no intention of adding to their facility at this location. They are proposing to voluntarily complete some of the frontage, and the City would pick up the remainder of the costs. Public Works Director Larry Bulloch advised that Dixie Escalante?s share would be half of the $144,000 project cost. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Isom to approve the agreement. Mayor McArthur called for a vote as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Isom - aye St. George City Council Minutes November 1, 2001 Page Twelve Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. AGREEMENT RE IMPROVEMENTS ON TONAQUINT DRIVE: Consider approval of an agreement for the City to participate in improvements on Tonaquint Drive adjacent to the Shepherd of the Hills United Methodist Church. City Manager Gary Esplin explained there has been a disagreement between the Shepherd of the Hills United Methodist Church and the City over who is responsible for what improvements along Tonaquint Drive. He stated he believed it was a misunderstanding since the church does not do many building projects and did not totally understand their responsibilities. The church involved the State Ombudsman who found in the City?s favor. The City did initially agree to help with some of the improvements, and this agreement reduces to writing the City?s share of $25,445. A motion was made by Council Member Isom and seconded by Council Member Allen to approve the agreement. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Gardner - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. AGREEMENT FOR TORCH RUN AND OLYMPICS SECURITY: Consider approval of an agreement with the Salt Lake Olympic Organizing Committee for security arrangements for the Torch Run and the Olympics. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the previous Chief of Police, who is now in charge of Olympic security, committed some of our officers to work along with other agencies to provide security for the Olympics. The City of St. George will pay their salaries and expenses, but if the City is required to place those individuals on leave, SLOC would pay for their overtime on an availability basis. City Attorney Jonathan Wright advised that SLOC will indemnify and hold the City harmless for any act or omission of one of our officers. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Whatcott. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Allen - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. AGREEMENT FOR WATER TANK: Consider approval of an agreement with Stout Construction for installation of a water storage tank for the Bloomington Hills irrigation project. City Manager Gary Esplin advised the Water and Power Board recommended approval of this agreement. The water tank will provide non-potable water for schools and other public entities in the area. Stout Construction has been used in the past by the City in these water tank installation projects. St. George City Council Minutes November 1, 2001 Page Thirteen It was discovered that the dollar amount of the contract was inadvertently left out of the contract. The matter was tabled and will be brought back before the City Council at a later date. AGREEMENT WITH UAMPS: Consider approval of an operating agreement between UAMPS and the City of St. George for the UAMPS mobile generator. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that the City of St. George would prefer to be the operating agent of this generator, and the Water and Power Board recommended approval. Council Member Gardner advised it was felt the City should assume responsibility for the generator and would benefit from its availability. He made a motion to approve the agreement. 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 Allen - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT: Consider approval of a proposed settlement agreement with the Willow Run Homeowners Association, St. George Clara Field Canal Company, and Jay Ence. City Manager Gary Esplin suggested that action on this item be postponed until after the executive session. UPDATE ON POLICE DEPARTMENT ACTIVITIES: Police Chief Marlon Stratton mentioned some of the accomplishments of the Police Department over the last few weeks, including apprehension of the suspect in the homicide at the barber ship, apprehension of the suspect in an armed robbery, and the recent taking down of a meth lab. DOCTORS FREE CLINIC GROUNDBREAKING: Carol Sapp, Southern Utah Homebuilders Association, announced that a ground breaking for the doctors free clinic will be held Tuesday, November 6, 2001 at noon on site. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Consider approval of the minutes of the regular City Council meeting held October 4, 2001. A motion to approve the minutes as presented was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Allen. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. Consider approval of the minutes of the City Council work meeting held October 11, 2001. A motion was made by Council Member Isom and seconded by Council Member Allen to approve the minutes as presented. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: St. George City Council Minutes November 1, 2001 Page Fourteen Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Gardner - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. UPDATE ON USED CAR LOT ON 400 EAST: Mayor McArthur reported that he had a discussion with the owner of the used car lot on 400 East, and paving of the parking lot will be done immediately, with the landscaping to follow. ADJOURN TO EXECUTIVE SESSION: A motion to adjourn to an executive session to discuss litigation was made by Council Member Whatcott and seconded by Council Member Gardner. Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Whatoctt - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Isom - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. RECONVENE: Regular session then reconvened. SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT: Consider approval of a proposed settlement agreement with the Willow Run Homeowners Association, St. George Clara Field Canal Company, and Jay Ence. A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott and seconded by Council Member Gardner to approve the settlement agreement. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Isom - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. DISCUSSION RE GRAVEL YARD ON 700 EAST: Mayor McArthur advised that he had a discussion with the owner of 3H Turf Farm who would prefer to locate his gravel yard on freeway frontage along Highland Drive rather than on 700 East. The property along the freeway is already zoned commercial, but has no access. City Manager Gary Esplin said the City would have to give a waiver on the access. City Attorney Jonathan Wright advised the plat and elevations would also have to be approved. Council Member Gardner stated the use fits better on Highland Drive than on 700 East, but the business would have to be made attractive. Mayor McArthur agreed that the use did not belong on 700 East. DISCUSSION RE CITY?S INTENT RE RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT CENTERS: City Manager Gary Esplin explained that Gary Kuhlmann represents a client who would like the City Council to clarify its intent with regard to the residential St. George City Council Minutes November 1, 2001 Page Fifteen treat...


City Council Minutes 11/06/2003:
ST. GEORGE CITY COUNCIL MINUTES REGULAR MEETING NOVEMBER 6, 2003, 4:00 P.M. CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS PRESENT: Mayor Daniel McArthur Council Member Sharon Isom Council Member Suzanne Allen Council Member Bob Whatcott Council Member Rod Orton Council Member Larry Gardner City Manager Gary Esplin City Attorney Shawn Guzman City Recorder Gay Cragun OPENING: Mayor McArthur called the meeting to order and welcomed all present. The pledge of allegiance was led by Ed Baca and the invocation was offered by Mark Bradley. Mayor McArthur invited anyone wishing to lead the pledge of allegiance or offer the invocation to please let him know. He then congratulated those Council Members re-elected to office. Council Member Gardner arrived. PROCLAMATION: Mayor McArthur read a proclamation proclaiming Thursday, November 20 as Feed America Thursday in St. George. Ralph Flanagan, Director of Dixie Care and Share, advised that the Care and Share is in its 22nd year of operation, and recently opened an auxiliary food bank in Hurricane. PROCLAMATION: Mayor McArthur read a proclamation proclaiming the week of November 16-22 as Aviation Week in St. George. Airport Manager Dave Ulane advised that the Wright Flier was coming to the St. George Airport November 21 and 22 and the public was invited to attend free of charge. PROCLAMATION: Mayor McArthur read a proclamation proclaiming November 13-25 as St. George Family Week. The organizers of Family Week, Becky Cox, Linda Sappington, Teresa Willie, Liz Dayton, and Georgia Gilmore explained that there would be many community events and contests. Mayor McArthur then recited a poem. PRESENTATION: Council Member Allen advised that the Dixie High Boys Golf Team recently took State. Coaches Craig Hammer and Reed McArthur introduced the team members, who were congratulated by the Mayor and City Council. CONSENT CALENDAR: Consider approval of the financial statement for September, 2003. A motion was made by Council Member Isom and seconded by Council Member Allen to approve the financial statement as presented. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for the landscape project for Fire Station #7. Purchasing Manager Sue Swensen presented three bids received: U.S. Landscaping and Maintenance $56,816.79 Sunset Pools and Landscaping $61,415.00 Raintree Landscaping $68,750.00 She recommended award of the bid to the low bidder, U. S. Landscaping and Maintenance, in the amount of $56,816.79. St. George City Council Minutes November 6, 2003 Page Two A motion was made by Council Member Orton and seconded by Council Member Whatcott to award the bid to the low bidder, U. S. Landscaping and Maintenance, in the amount of $56,816.79. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider approval of a change order for the new water tank at the Quail Creek Water Treatment Plant. Purchasing Manager Sue Swensen explained that a change order was needed for construction of the 9,000,000 gallon tank at Quail Creek Treatment Plant as the cost for labor and material for the inlet, outlet, overflow structures and piping was not included in the contract with ERO Construction. The proposed cost is $110,907. Mayor McArthur explained that the new water tank will be the largest in the City?s system. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Allen to approve the change order in the amount of $110,907 with ERO Construction. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. APPROVE ADDITIONAL SITE EVALUATIONS: Consider approval of additional site evaluations for the arsenic removal plant which will treat the Gunlock water. Purchasing Manager Sue Swensen explained that additional site evaluations were needed for the arsenic removal plant which will treat Gunlock water. The cost will be $19,050 with Carollo Engineers. Water Services Director Barry Barnum explained that EPA regulations require the City to reduce arsenic levels in its drinking water by 2006, and this will require treatment of the water from the Gunlock wells. Through meetings with the Shivwits Band, a site for the plant was selected. However, the Band has now requested the City perform an evaluation of other sites. A pilot plant study will be done during the first three months of 2004, and depending on the results, the plant will be designed and constructed and on line in time to meet the deadline. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the site will also be used for a treatment facility for Gunlock water. Mr. Barnum explained that while the arsenic levels in both the surface and well water at Gunlock violate the new arsenic standards, there was no danger. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Isom to approve additional site evaluations in the amount of $19,050. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for a playground structure. Purchasing Manager Sue Swensen recommended purchase of an integrated shade shelter/playground structure for the Blake Memorial Park in the amount of $27,678 with Sonntag Recreation. A motion was made by Council Member Orton and seconded by Council Member Gardner to award the bid to Sonntag Recreation in the amount of $27,678. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. Parks Superintendent Lynne Scott advised that the life expectancy of the fabric shade structure is at least ten years. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for single phase solid state meters. Purchasing Manager Sue Swensen recommended that a blanket purchase order be established in an amount not to exceed $68,000 for the year with the sole source supplier. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Whatcott to establish a blanket purchase order with the sole source supplier in an amount not to exceed $68,000 for the year. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. St. George City Council Minutes November 6, 2003 Page Three AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for aluminum sulfate for the Quail Creek Water Treatment Plant. Purchasing Manager Sue Swensen advised that several bid requests were sent out, but only one was received. She recommended award of the bid to Thatcher Chemical in the amount of $47,475. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Whatcott to award the bid to Thatcher Chemical in the amount of $47,475. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for sodium hypochlorite. Purchasing Manager Sue Swensen advised that several bid requests were sent out, but only one was received. She recommended award of the bid in the amount of $29,250 to Thatcher Chemical. A motion was made by Council Member Orton and seconded by Council Member Whatcott to award the bid to Thatcher Chemical in the amount of $29,250. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for chemicals and repair parts for City pools. Purchasing Manager Sue Swensen advised that several bid requests were sent out, but only two received. She recommended award of a blanket contract with Johansen?s Pool Service in an amount not to exceed $35,000 for the year. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Allen to award a blanket contract to Johansen?s Pool Service in an amount not to exceed $35,000 for the year. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for power activated charcoal. Purchasing Manager Sue Swensen presented the bids received: Thatcher Chemical $52,000 LA Chemical $33,200. She recommended award of the bid to LA Chemical in the amount of $33,200. A motion was made by Council Member Allen and seconded by Council Member Isom to award the bid to LA Chemical in the amount of $33,200. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. ORDINANCE: Consider approval of an ordinance accepting the annexation petition for the Burton Burgess property located along South Dixie Drive. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that acceptance of the annexation petition will begin a 30 day public comment period, after which a public hearing will be scheduled. The property is known as the Burton Burgess property and contains 106 acres. A motion to accept the annexation petition by ordinance was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Isom. Mayor McArthur called for a roll call 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. FRANCHISE ORDINANCE: Consider approval of an franchise ordinance and right-of-way agreement with Utah Interlinx. St. George City Council Minutes November 6, 2003 Page Four Energy Services Director Phil Solomon explained that Interlinx proposes to help the City complete its SCADA network and will provide 12 fibers within its system dedicated for City purposes. In exchange the City will provide them right-of-way access on its poles and power system. This agreement will help the City reduce its costs as it is currently paying Qwest to use the phone lines for its SCADA system. The agreement is a win-win for both parties. Council Member Whatcott inquired about the potential franchise fee loss. Mr. Solomon replied that over 20 years, the loss could amount to 1.5 to 3 million in franchise fees, but the City can charge franchise fees to others who use the system. Council Member Gardner commented that the City must also consider the economic development benefits Interlinx will provide by bringing in additional jobs and increasing the tax base. Mayor McArthur commented that this agreement will also provide redundancy. Mr. Solomon advised that City crews will hang the strand to make sure all clearance codes are met. Council Member Whatcott inquired if the contract allowed for a franchise fee in 20 years from now. Mr. Solomon replied that this is one of the things he and the City Attorney have been discussing, but staff recommends approval of the document with a few minor legal changes. Chris Chandler, Vice President of Marketing for Interlinx, explained that the franchise fees will be passed through to the actual service providers who use the network. City Attorney Shawn Guzman explained that any third party who provides services will be subject to the franchise fee ordinance. Lowry Snow advised that Interlinx will make a list accessible to the City of any providers who are accessing the line so that the City can collect revenue. This provision will be added to the agreement. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised that Interlinx has also agreed to lease to third parties any unused portion of the City?s bundle if Interlinx has already leased its share of the bundle, with proceeds of the lease paid to the City. Mr. Chandler advised that if the City needs more, Interlinx will be responsible for providing more, but the amount the City is accessing on the first loop is a substantial amount. Mr. Guzman advised that Interlinx has also agreed to connect the City with County facilities located within the City. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that staff feels comfortable enough with the framework of the agreement to recommend approval subject to his final review. A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott and seconded by Council Member Gardner to approve the franchise ordinance and right-of-way agreement subject to final legal review. Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Orton - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider a zone change from R-2 Multiple Family Residential to C-3 General Commercial on 0.65 acre located at approximately 150 North 400 West. Troy Newby, applicant. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that the subject property is part of the former Newby Car lot on St. George Blvd. at 400 West. The property is surrounded by commercially zoned property. The Planning Commission recommends approval. St. George City Council Minutes November 6, 2003 Page Five Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing. A motion was made by Council Member Allen and seconded by Council Member Isom to approve the zone change by ordinance. Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/AMEND PD COMMERCIAL ZONE/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider approval of an amendment to the PD Commercial zone to allow two temporary modular units as classrooms for a maximum of two years for the existing Raindancer Youth Services at 115 West 1470 South and up to 145 students (58 housed on site). Raindancer Youth Services (Tom Hatch), applicant. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that the applicant purchased the former Brightway Center. The original request was for four modular units, but the request was scaled back to two units for up to two years. The modular units are similar to those the School District is using. Raindancer currently has 20 full time staff members, but if the request is approved, they will increase the staff to 23. The facility is licensed for 58 kids to be housed on site, and another 87 foster children during daytime hours. Brightway is licensed with the state for 145 kids. There are 34 parking spaces on site. The applicant has committed that the modular units would only be used for two years. Tom Hatch, applicant, advised that he changed his request from four modular units to two so that he would not have to add to the parking lot. The corporate office has been moved off-site to free up more parking spaces without taking away from the playground. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson advised that the Planning Commission unanimously recommended approval. There being no public comment, Mayor McArthur closed the public hearing. A motion was made by Council Member Isom and seconded by Council Member Orton to approve the amendment to the PD Commercial zone by ordinance as requested. Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Gardner - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/ANNEXATION POLICY/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider approval of an annexation policy plan for the City of St. George. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that new state annexation laws requires the adoption of an annexation policy plan which sets forth the potential expansion areas and standards for annexation. 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 annexation policy plan by ordinance. Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: St. George City Council Minutes November 6, 2003 Page Six 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. PUBLIC HEARING/AMEND ZONING ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider approval of an amendment to the Zoning Ordinance, Chapter 2, Definitions, to delete a potion of the family definition regarding college students. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson advised that a few years ago the City amended the definition of a family to include language with regard to college student housing. This has created a problem, and the requested action is to delete language which requires there be no more than three bedrooms in a dwelling unit. The new trend in student housing is for single occupancy rooms. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing. Council Member Whatcott commented inquired why language limiting no more than two students per bedroom was being eliminated. Mr. Nicholson replied that this language could be left in, as the main purpose of the change was to delete the three bedroom per dwelling unit limitation. A motion was made by Council Member Orton and seconded by Council Member Isom to approve the suggested change to the ordinance, leaving in the requirement that there be no more than two students per bedroom. Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Allen - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. INTRODUCTION: Community Development Director Bob Nicholson introduced Ray Snyder, the City?s new Associate Planner from Big Bear Lake, California. INTRODUCTION OF SCOUTS: Mayor McArthur invited several Scouts from Troop 534 to introduce themselves. He then called for a five minute break. Council Member Isom was excused from the meeting. TABLE ITEM: City Manager Gary Esplin advised that Item 6AF, a request to build a home at 3000 South 3000 East without dedication of the road right-of-way, was tabled from the agenda at the applicant?s request. REQUEST TO CLOSE STREET: Consider a request to close 300 East between 400 and 500 South for the annual Christmas lighting ceremony at the temple. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, applicant. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that the request has been reviewed by staff, and approval is recommended. A motion was made by Council Member Orton and seconded by Council Member Gardner to approve the request. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. DINOSAUR SITE AGREEMENT: Consider approval of a dinosaur site agreement with the DinosaurAh!Toriom. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that staff recommends approval. St. George City Council Minutes November 6, 2003 Page Seven City Attorney Shawn Guzman briefly summarized the agreement. Council Member Orton inquired if the agreement contained a termination clause. Mr. Guzman advised that the agreement provides for a review in entirety every two years, at which time the agreement could also be terminated. He recommended that any approval be made subject to legal review, as the parties were still trying to work out some loose ends. A motion was made by Council Member Allen and seconded by Council Member Gardner to approve the agreement subject to final legal review. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. Gary Watts stated that a new find would be announced that will move all timelines of discovery of certain specimens by ten million years for the entire western hemisphere. He stated the site is a world-class site, and is still in the discovery mode. Most of the finds are not on the Johnson property, however, but on property across the street. The finds across the street are now estimated at 4.5 million in value. ANNUAL AUDIT REPORT: Consider acceptance of the annual audit report for fiscal year ending June 30, 2003 for the City. Finance Director Phil Peterson advised that the annual audit is complete and all financial statements comply with applicable accounting procedures as required by GAP. The city has $310,000,000 in assets, and all City funds are within budget. There were a few minor findings pointed out in the audit, which will be remedied. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Whatcott to accept the annual audit. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. SET PUBLIC HEARING: Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held October 28, 2003, recommended that public hearings be scheduled for December 4, 2003 at 5:00 p.m. to consider the following: (1) A zone change from R-2, R-3 and R-4 to RCC in areas of the downtown from 400 East to 400 West and 100 South to 600 South. City of St. George, applicant. (2) An amendment to the Walmart PD to allow for a car wash on the outlot pad north of the existing gas station on Pioneer Road. Randy Simonsen, applicant. (3) An amendment to the Zoning Ordinance for Residential Treatment Centers, Chapter 10, Commercial Zones, to eliminate residential uses within C-2, C-3 and C-4 zones and add Residential Treatment Centers as a conditional use permit in Chapter 5, Agricultural Zones, with five acres minimum lot size. City of St. George, applicant. A motion was made by Council Member Allen and seconded by Council Member Gardner to schedule the public hearings as recommended by the Planning Commission. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. FINAL PLAT: Associate Planner Mark Bradley explained that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held October 28, 2003, recommended approval of the final plat for Neilson Commercial Subdivision. Marc Brown is the agent. A motion to approve the final plat and authorize the Mayor to sign it was made by Council Member Whatcott and seconded by Council Member Gardner. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT: Consider approval of a conditional use permit for a bed and breakfast inn located in a landmark home at 242 South 100 East. Tom Bachman, applicant. Associate Planner Mark Bradley explained the purpose of a landmark site, and advised that a determination must be made if the proposed use is in harmony with the neighborhood. The Planning Commission recommended approval of the request, and also to allow the applicant to reside at the location. St. George City Council Minutes November 6, 2003 Page Eight A motion to approve the request for a conditional use permit and to allow the applicant to live on site 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. REQUEST TO BUILD HOME: Consider approval of a request to build a home at approximately 3000 South and 3000 East in Little Valley without dedication of the road right-of-way as previously required by the City Council. Ralph Seegmiller, applicant. This item was tabled. PRESENTATION: Presentation from Mr. Paul Bevan. This item was tabled because the applicant was not present. APPROVAL OF CONTRACT: Consider approval of a contract with Landrum and Brown to complete an EIS for the replacement airport. Airport Manager Dave Ulane advised that last September the FAA decided an EIS was needed for the new replacement airport as the result of a court ruling in May, 2002. After a competitive selection process, the FAA selected Landrum and Brown. Council Member Gardner was excused from the meeting. Mr. Ulane advised that Landrum and Brown will do all the studies required, plus all the extra things as a result of the court ruling. He then introduced Mark Perryman, Vice President of Landrum and Brown and project manager. Mr. Perryman advised that he is anticipating 18 months for the technical study. The study will then be turned over the FAA for their decision process which is another three to six months. He advised that Landrum and Brown has been in business since 1949, and is the oldest aviation company in the country. They specialize in nothing but aviation projects. He advised that he is in charge of the environmental division, and Landrum and Brown has the resources to get the job done properly and in a timely manner. He committed to getting the EIS done as quickly as possible. A motion was made by Council Member Orton and seconded by Council Member Whatcott to approve the contract as recommended. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. Public Works Director Larry Bulloch advised that there may be some contingencies which will require a change order if the FAA requires further work. SPECIAL EVENT PERMIT: Consider on an emergency basis a request for a special event permit for Simmons Media Group. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that events held outdoors or those with a major impact on the City require a special event permit. The City just became aware in the last few days of this event. An unidentified man explained that $10,000 will be given away on Friday night at Hurst Ace Hardware. It is expected that more than 1,000 people will gather in the Hurst parking lot. Requirements for security and parking have been met. A motion was made by Council Member Orton and seconded by Council Member Allen to approve the special event permit. 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 October 2, 2003. A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott and seconded by Council Member Orton to approve the minutes as presented. 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 October 9, 2003. St. George City Council Minutes November 6, 2003 Page Nine A motion was mad...


City Council Minutes 12/04/2003:
ST. GEORGE CITY COUNCIL MINUTES REGULAR MEETING DECEMBER 4, 2003, 4:00 P.M. CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS PRESENT: Mayor Daniel McArthur Council Member Suzanne Allen Council Member Rod Orton Council Member Bob Whatcott Council Member Larry Gardner City Manager Gary Esplin City Attorney Shawn Guzman City Recorder Gay Cragun EXCUSED: Council Member Sharon Isom OPENING: Mayor McArthur called the meeting to order and welcomed all present. He then led the pledge of allegiance, and the invocation was offered by Bill Given. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that Item 6E, to consider approval of a construction management services contract for the Canyons Softball Maintenance Facility, would be tabled from the agenda. RECOGNIZE EMPLOYEES: Josh Olmstead introduced the maintenance crew at the Canyons Complex and presented several plaques awarded to the facility for excellence. He advised that over 8,000 games were played at the facility in 2003. Bill Given, Utah Director of the National Softball Association, congratulated the maintenance crew on their outstanding achievement. RESOLUTION: Consider approval of a resolution approving a Snow Canyon Boundary Annexation. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that when the Ledges property was annexed to the City, there was some property owned by State Parks which was not included in the annexation. An agreement between the property owners and State Parks has been reached for an exchange of property, and the owners would like to annex the property formerly owned by State Parks. Council Member Gardner declared a conflict of interest. A motion was made by Council Member Orton and seconded by Council Member Whatcott to approve the resolution accepting the annexation petition. Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Gardner - abstained The motion carried. MEDIANS ON ST. GEORGE BLVD: Consider approval of the installation of raised medians on the St. George Blvd. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that over the last several months several public hearings had been held on this matter, a committee was formed of property owners along the Blvd. and interested citizens to discuss the matter, and open houses were held with ample opportunity for public comment. A public hearing was held and closed at the last City Council meeting. Mayor McArthur advised that UDOT is going to install medians for today?s traffic flow, but the City Council must decide if it wants to plan for the next 20 years by extending the medians and beautify them. Council Member Gardner commented that when the process began, the City Council believed there were more options than it has ended up with, and the City?s decision really boils down to whether or not it wants to beautify the medians and do what it can to take advantage of the project to enhance the community. The issue of whether 18" high or low profile medians are desired must also be decided. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the planning process is not yet that far along in order to determine what type of barrier to install. The size of the trees will dictate the size of the curb and height, but this decision will be made at a later date. St. George City Council Minutes December 4, 2003 Page Two Council Member Allen commented the decision before the City Council has to do with the City?s long term vision for the entire downtown area, not just St. George Blvd. Council Member Gardner commented that during the discussions concerning the street scape and landscaping, he did not think there was enough emphasis on landscaping the sides of the Blvd. City Manager Gary Esplin replied that anything outside the curb is the City?s responsibility, and it is the City?s intent to fully landscape both sides of the Blvd. The City Council expressed its desire to have success with secondary accesses to businesses. Council Member Orton made a motion to instruct UDOT to install raised, landscaped medians the entire length of St. George Blvd. The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM PROJECTS: Consider approval of Transportation Improvement Program projects for submittal to the Dixie Metropolitan Planning Organization. Public Works Director Larry Bulloch reviewed the following projects for submittal to the MPO: 1. Valley View bridge over the Santa Clara River 2. Southern Corridor 3. Red Hills Parkway 4. Dixie Drive widening 5. Tonaquint Drive reconstruction 6. Brigham Road widening 7. Bluff Street widening from Diagonal to Main 8. Virgin River Bridge at Mall Drive 9. 1450 South 10. 3000 East 11. Regional Traffic Operations Center and Synchronization The projects will then be prioritized regionally and submitted to the State for incorporation onto the State-wide transportation improvement program for funding. A motion was made by Council Member Allen and seconded by Council Member Gardner to approve the projects for submittal to the MPO. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that the only money the City will be able to get for these proejcts will be given to the region, and the City may have to fund many of them itself if funding is not received. Public Works Director Larry Bulloch commented that the City will receive only $650,000 in funding, yet it has $30,000,000 worth of projects. The MPO is a planning mechanism, not a funding mechanism. INTRODUCTION OF SCOUTS: Mayor McArthur invited several Scouts from Troops 417 and 486 to introduce themselves. REPAINT GUNLOCK WATER TANK: Consider approval to clean and repaint the Gunlock Water Tank. Water Services Superintendent Frank Kell explained that the water tank is located on the Shivwit Indian Reservation. Due to water demand, the painting has been postponed and there is only a certain window of opportunity to get the project done. There will be a 45 day construction period. The outside of the tank will have to be sandblasted and completely repainted. The inside of the tank will be power-washed and repainted. City Manager Gary Esplin recommended approval of a contract with Golden West Painting the amount of $188,500. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Whatcott to approve a contract with Golden West Painting in the amount of $188,500. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. St. George City Council Minutes December 4, 2003 Page Three INSTALLATION OF REUSE PIPELINE: Consider approval of installing a segment of the reuse pipeline through Stonebridge. Water Services Director Barry Barnum explained that the City has been working with the developers of Stonebridge as they are preparing to install road improvements along the alignment of the reuse line. City staff advised them that when they are ready to pave, the City would like to install the reuse line at the same time and possibly use the same contractor if the bid is satisfactory. The developers of Stonebridge are now ready to install 700' of roadway, with Jason Rogers as the contractor. Staff is seeking approval to authorize installation 700' of the reuse line at $16 per foot. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the City will be receiving a lump sum of $15,000,000 to do the entire reuse project, and it can reimburse itself for this expense if it chooses to do so. Mr. Barnum advised that it now looks like the reuse line will not be fully installed until the summer of 2004. City Manager Gary Esplin stated the City?s goal is to have the reuse line on-line for the 2005 irrigation season. A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott and seconded by Council Member Allen to approve installation of a segment of the reuse line as requested. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT SERVICES: Consider approval of construction management services for the Canyons Softball Maintenance Facility. The item was tabled. PLANNING SERVICES CONTRACT: Consider approval of a Planning Services Contract with the Five County Association of Governments for assistance with the preparation of the Comprehensive Consolidated Plan. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that a Community Development Block Grant requires a lot of paperwork and extra effort in order to qualify for the program. It is recommended that the City contract with the Five County AOG to assist it with this process. The cost will be $26,000, which will be reimbursed through funds received through the Community Development Block Grant Program. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Orton to approve the contract as requested. 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-2 , R-3 and R-4 Multiple Family Residential to Residential Central City (RCC) zone in areas of the downtown from 400 East to 400 West and from 100 South to 600 South. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained a citizens committee came forward with a series of problems and issues in the downtown area, including a high percentage of rentals, unkept properties, parking problems, etc. The City heard presentations from the City of Provo on their solution to this problem. The Mayor appointed a committee which met and recommended the establishment of a Residential Central City zone, which was recommended by the Planning Commission and approved by the City Council. The issue now is where it should be applied in the downtown area. Staff mailed 680 letters to downtown property owners advising them of this public hearing. The Planning Commission recommended that the area indicated on the map be rezoned to RCC, excluding existing PD and C-1 zones. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. Edward Everett explained that property boundaries run to the middle of the blocks, as the properties in the downtown area were once used to house animals and for gardens. The area is currently in a state of transition and as the area matures, it has begun to decline. The area is underutilized and not being put to the highest and best use. He distributed a hand-out depicting several homes in the area. He stated that if the zoning was changed, it will kill any incentive owners have to upgrade their properties. A zone change is not needed to upgrade standards. He requested that any zone change granted exclude property belonging to the Everett family, and stated there was no consistent criteria for what was being included and excluded in the zone change. St. George City Council Minutes December 4, 2003 Page Four Ralph Lamoreaux commented it was his understanding that this zone change would not include homes on the north side of 100 South between 100 and 300 West. He protested the zone change. Greg Stevens, a resident at 255 South 100 West, commented that he was against the zone change, and requested that the City Council consider another zone for the area on the west side of Main Street to Bluff as historically there has been a mixed use in this area. He stated the zone change would cause property values to decrease. His block also has many multi-family units, and he requested that it be excluded from the zone change. Jeff Lane, a resident at 528 South 100 West, commented that he supported the zone change. The Committee is trying to preserve the community. He has reinvested money in the neighborhood, but the issue is not about money but about a neighborhood and feeling safe. He requested the City?s help to rebuild the neighborhood. Matt Gardner advised that he also added onto his home and has invested a significant amount of money in it knowing there would be a negative return. He is comfortable, however, with his decision to remain in the neighborhood. He is not looking to the City to guarantee him a windfall profit on his investment, but looks to them for leadership and to make decisions which will promote the quality of life for all residents of the neighborhood whether they rent or own. He urged approval of the zone change so others will have confidence to invest in their homes. He commented that City government has a significant role in the formation of perceptions of the downtown area and now has the opportunity to help preserve a neighborhood and change the perceptions which affect buying and investing behavior. Gerald Bryant commented that he was in favor of the zone change as it is necessary to maintain the historical integrity of the neighborhood and to set limits on the density of housing and reverse non-owner occupancy. He advised that he purchased a historic home twenty years ago, and even after renovation, it appraises for no more now than it did then. If he had approached his home ownership from a strictly financial perspective, he would have divided the home into apartments but this would have contributed to the same trend which is threatening historic structures. Francell Staheli advised that she lives in the area considered for the zone change, and those seeking the zone change do not dispute anyone?s right to invest in their property, but at the same time property owners who do not live in the community are not concerned about how their development will affect the neighborhood, as their main concern is profit. These owners are not affected by the large turnover in rentals, or fewer number of single family homes, or large enrollment turnover in the schools, or less stable neighborhoods. Investment in property is a risk like any other kind of investment, and there is no guarantee on how land may be developed. She urged adoption of the zone change to help the neighborhood remain a stable, family area. Susie Treadwell, a resident at 200 South between 100 and 200 West, expressed support for the zone change. She stated she was not opposed to development, but there needed to be restraint and judgment on how this development occurred. She stated that she has invested her retirement funds in the area, and since she has moved here she now has rentals on both sides of her which are in shambles, with landlords who don?t care. She stated that the proposed zone change would hopefully benefit the neighborhood and help maintain its integrity. Phil Packard, a resident at 178 West 100 South, advised that he has two young children and wants to live in the downtown area. The downtown has the potential for wonderful growth, and while he is a builder, he would rather have neighbors who will stick around so that his children can develop relationships. The downtown is a great, historical area, and while it has diversity, single family homes are also needed. Jim McArthur commented that in his neighborhood he has watched the slow deterioration of home values, and while for the owners the greatest yield would be from multi-family housing, this is not the highest and best use. The proposed zone change may put a few restrictions on a few owners, but the zone change is needed to revitalize the area. If the Council does not approve the zone change, the area will continue with its current trend. While the proposed zone change may not be the best approach, it is the best recommendation that has been made, and it may need future tweaking, but it is in the best interests of St. George overall. Dorothy Norton commented that the Committee has made some concessions as it felt it was the best interests of the overall plan to make the area a more viable place to live. She expressed appreciation for the candidates? commitment to the General Plan made in their campaign speeches. She urged adoption of the zone change. St. George City Council Minutes December 4, 2003 Page Five Ross Taylor advised that he lived within the area proposed for the zone change, and applauded the Council?s concern for the downtown. He stated that were a lot of personal historians who have lived long enough in the area to track the history of the area, and it is this tracking that has generated concern. He urged adoption of the zone change ordinance and stated that by doing so it would underscore the General Plan and a commitment to support it. Joe Vincent requested clarification that the proposed zone change would allow higher density housing if it met certain qualifications. He was advised that this was correct. Mr. Vincent commented that he was not opposed to the zone change unless it allowed for single family dwellings only, as there are areas in the downtown which are good for higher density housing, particularly if the downtown is revitalized. Bill Cobb, a resident at 300 South 300 West, commented that he enjoyed living in the downtown area and appreciated the Council?s efforts to reduce density in the area. There being no further public comment, Mayor McArthur closed the public hearing. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that a rental ordinance is also needed, as well as providing rental units in other areas of the City. Council Member Gardner inquired what Mr. Everett would be able to do with his property. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson replied that Mr. Everett?s property is zoned for up to seven units per acre under a conditional use permit. Council Member Gardner inquired if CDBG funds would be available in January. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson replied that there are CDBG funds available now for down payment assistance in the downtown area. Color Country Housing is now taking applications for this money. A motion to approve the zone change by ordinance was made by Council Member Whatcott and seconded by Council Member Allen. Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Orton - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING: Public hearing to receive public comment on a Transportation Enhancement Grant for Mile Post 4 right-of-way landscaping. Parks Superintendent Lynne Scott explained that when the map of the area was produced, she thought there would be enough money to landscape six panels. The state will only match up to $500,000, and the rest of the expense will be the City?s. If the scope of the project was reduced to less than six panels, the City?s corresponding cost would be less. Mayor McArthur advised that money would be found to improve all six panels. He then opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing. A motion was made by Council Member Orton and seconded by Council Member Gardner to authorize the Mayor to sign the grant application for improvement of all six panels. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Consider approval of the minutes of the City Council work meeting held October 23, 2003. A motion to approve the minutes as amended was made by Council Member Allen and seconded by Council Member Whatcott. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. ADJOURN TO EXECUTIVE SESSION: A motion to adjourn to an executive session to discuss a property purchase 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. St. George City Council Minutes December 4, 2003 Page Six RECONVENE AND ADJO...


City Council Minutes 10/02/2003:
ST. GEORGE CITY COUNCIL MINUTES REGULAR MEETING OCTOBER 2, 2003, 4:00 P.M. CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS PRESENT: Mayor Daniel McArthur Council Member Sharon Isom Council Member Suzanne Allen Council Member Bob Whatcott Council Member Larry Gardner Council Member Rod Orton City Manager Gary Esplin City Attorney Shawn Guzman City Recorder Gay Cragun OPENING: Mayor McArthur called the meeting to order and welcomed all present. The pledge of allegiance was led by Robert Bromley and the invocation was offered by Mike Foster. Ann Staples and Robert Bromley, representing the St. George Musical Theater, extended complimentary tickets to the Mayor and Council for the current production of Fiddler on the Roof and expressed appreciation to the City for the Musical Theater?s new home in the old Woodward gym. VIDEO UPDATE: Assistant to the City Manager Marc Mortensen presented a video on the marathon. Mayor McArthur expressed appreciation to the County for their recent clean-up of U-18 in preparation for the marathon. Mayor McArthur advised that the Mayor?s Walk, in conjunction with the marathon, will begin at 7:00 a.m. Saturday at Bluff Street Park. TABLE ITEMS: City Manager Gary Esplin suggested that Items 5A, 6B, and 6C associated with the purchase of a portion of the Bloomington generation facility from UAMPS be tabled from the agenda. A motion to table the items recommended by the City Manager 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. CONSENT CALENDAR: Consider approval of the financial statement for August, 2003. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that sales tax revenues are above projections for the first two months of the fiscal year, and building permits are way up. He stated he felt confident the City was on the right on track as far as the budget was concerned. Council Member Gardner commented that he never remembered the City ever being out of budget. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Allen to approve the financial statement. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for the North Utilities Project. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen presented four bids for Schedule A, and five bids for Schedule B, as follows: SCHEDULE A Interstate Rock Products $1,326,446.75 Niels Fugal & Son Co. $1,330,471.13 Cindy Taylor Trucking $1,342,668.76 Condie Construction $1,554,189.07 SCHEDULE B Interstate Rock Products $343,417 Niels Fugal & Son Co. $326,140.74 Cindy Taylor Trucking $363,090.84 Condie Construction $282,150.59 H. E. Davis Construction $285,367 She advised that the recommendation from Alpha Engineering is to award Schedule A to Interstate Rock Products in the amount of $1,326.446.75, and Schedule B to Condie Construction in the amount of $282,150.59. St. George City Council Minutes October 2, 2003 Page Two A motion was made by Council Member Orton and seconded by Council Member Whatcott to award the bid as recommended. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for two Supercab Pickups for the Police Department. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen presented three bids received: Young Chevrolet $19,452 Butterfield Ford $22,706 St. George Ford $25,902 She recommended award to the lowest bidder who met the bid package, Butterfield Ford, through the State contract, in the amount of $45,412 for two pick-ups for the Bike Patrol. Council Member Whatcott inquired if the pick-ups would be replacing cars currently in the fleet, or would be in addition to those the Police Department already has. Police Chief Marlon Stratton replied the trucks will replace cars currently being used by the bike officers. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the cars being replaced have high mileage, and they will be offered to other City departments or placed in the public auction. A motion was made by Council Member Orton and seconded by Council Member Isom to award the bid to Butterfield Ford through the State contract in the amount of $45,412. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for a brush/wild land truck for the Fire Department. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen presented two bids received: Butterfield Ford $31,169 St. George Ford $36,141 She recommended award to the low bidder, Butterfield Ford, through the State contract in the amount of $31,169. She explained that the bid is for a cab and chassis which will be sent out for installation of a bed and bins. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Allen to award the bid to Butterfield Ford through the State contract in the amount of $31,169. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for inventory items for repair of the diesel plant engine. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen explained this is a sole source purchase through Cooper Energy Services in the amount of $29,125.33 to replenish stock used off the shelf for repair of the diesel engines. A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott and seconded by Council Member Orton to approve the sole source purchase through Cooper Energy Services in the amount of $29,125.33. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider approval of a change order to the chip seal aggregate contract with Interstate Rock. and Consider approval of a change order for chip seal oil. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen explained that this item includes a change order as well as an overrun on chips in the amount of $25,410.58. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the City decided to chip seal more streets than originally planned. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Whatcott to approve the change order and overrun on the aggregate supplied for the St. George City Council Minutes October 2, 2003 Page Three chip seal project in the amount of $25,410.58 and for chip seal oil in the amount of $48,930.00. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for Phase 1 of the Snow Canyon Parkway widening/1400 West extension project. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen presented four bids received: Cindy Taylor Trucking $376,395.19 H. E. Davis Construction $459,726 Tradewest Construction $544,128 Dennett Construction $562,206 She recommended award of the bid to the low bidder, Cindy Taylor Trucking, in the amount of $376,395.19. Public Works Director Larry Bulloch explained this phase of construction includes extending 1450 West to connect to Snow Canyon Parkway and west to the old racetrack. Council Member Orton inquired why the City was doing this work when it was not the adjacent property owner. Mr. Bulloch replied that Allan Carter is contributing to the project. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that the City?s portion is half of the roadway fronting the park and along the bridge. Mr. Bulloch advised there were also other contributors. Council Member Gardner inquired if the water line would be installed before the overlay was placed. Mr. Bulloch replied that the water line would be installed before the overlay. The private developers will be required to place the overlay. A motion was made by Council Member Orton and seconded by Council Member Isom to award the bid to Cindy Taylor Trucking in the amount of $376,395.19. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for outdoor staging for the Parks Department. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen presented four bids received: Stage Right $32,522 Secoa $40,245 Staging Dimensions $37,082 Wenger $33,440 She recommended award to the low bidder, Stage Right, in the amount of $32,522. The stage is a single 32' x 32' portable stage for special events. A motion was made by Council Member Isom and seconded by Council Member Whatcott to award the bid to the low bidder, Stage Right, in the amount of $32,522. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. RATIFICATION: Consider ratification of marathon funds to the Dixie Center for the 10 year club dinner, pasta dinner, Japanese Sunday lunch and expo rental. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen explained the amount is $29,000. A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott and seconded by Council Member Orton to ratify marathon funds to the Dixie Center in the amount of $29,000. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the $29,000 will come from the marathon budget which is generated by sponsorships and entry fees. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. STREET NAME CHANGE: Consider a request to change the street name of 480 South Street to Medical Center Drive. Steve Wilson, Dixie Regional Medical Center, applicant. St. George City Council Minutes October 2, 2003 Page Four Steve Wilson proposed that the street between Lowe?s and the new medical center, currently named 480 South Street, be renamed to Medical Center Drive. Physicians who will be housed in the adjacent office building feel 480 South is a confusing address and it would be easier for patients to find their offices if the street name were connected to the new medical center. Mayor McArthur suggested that something other than Medical Center Drive should be considered, as there are other medical centers within the City. Mr. Wilson replied that he would be happy to work with staff, but would like to tie the street name with activities associated with the medical center. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve a street name change and let hospital personnel and City staff work out a name. The motion was seconded by Council Member Isom. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. RESOLUTION: Consider approval of a resolution abandoning an easement between Lots 607 and 608 of the Stone Cliffs Phase 6 Subdivision. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that staff has reviewed the request and 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, as follows: Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Gardner - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. AMEND WATER AGREEMENT: Consider approval of an amendment to the Entrada water agreement. City Manager Gary Esplin reviewed changes to the agreement. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Allen to approve the amendment to the water agreement. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. SERVICES CONTRACT: Consider approval of a services contract with the Volunteer Center. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the contract with the County is for funding of a coordinator for court-ordered community service, with the County paying half the cost. He recommended approval. A motion was made by Council Member Allen and seconded by Council Member Isom to approve the contract. 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 for a portion of Halfway Wash from R-3 to OS located at approximately 1550 West 1040 North between the Parkside Phase 3 Subdivision and the proposed Tobler Subdivision. Brian Neville, applicant. Associate Planner Mark Bradley explained that the subject property involves a portion of the Halfway wash and the zone change is needed in order to allow for development of two- story multi-family units with a 10' setback instead of a 20' setback. The goal of the General Plan is to have the flood plain areas zoned Open Space. The Planning Commission recommended approval. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing. Council Member Whatcott commented that the zone change appeared to be beneficial to the developer, as well as the City, as the City would be getting more open space. Mr. Bradley explained that a land trade was involved. The City obtained land along the wash to preserve for a trail, and the developer obtained useable area as well. Staff St. George City Council Minutes October 2, 2003 Page Five met with the applicant to address concerns about how close the buildings will be to the wash area, and the applicant has worked with staff to locate the buildings in an appropriate way to address staff?s concerns. Council Member Whatcott expressed concern with the decrease in setback from 20' to 10'. Mayor McArthur commented that the City Council would see the layout of the buildings at a future date. Fire Chief Robert Stoker advised he had not seen the project, but would not until platting took place. Mr. Bradley explained that the applicant has satisfied the Engineering Department?s concerns with the proximity of the building to the floodplain and wash. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Whatcott to approve the zone change by ordinance. Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Isom - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. SET PUBLIC HEARING: Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held September 23, 2003, recommended a public hearing be scheduled for November 6, 2003 at 5:00 p.m. to consider an amendment to the City?s Zoning Ordinance, Chapter 2, Definitions, to delete a portion of the family definition regarding college students. The City of St. George is the applicant. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Isom to set the public hearing as recommended by the Planning Commission. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. PRELIMINARY PLAT: Associate Planner Mark Bradley explained that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held September 23, 2003, recommended approval of the preliminary plat for Augustus Point located at 1500 W. Snow Canyon Parkway west of Paradise Canyon. Brett and Ed Burgess are the applicants. He clarified that the Planning Commission recommended approval using the Alternate 1 cross-section with the trail incorporated in the first retaining wall and subject to the trail and landscape development agreement being finalized. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that staff has received a copy of the proposed development agreement, but suggested the City Council hold of on approval of it as there is some responsibility the City is taking on in exchange for the trail easement, and he was not prepared to make a recommendation. However, he recommended that the preliminary plat be approved. A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott and seconded by Council Member Orton to approve the preliminary plat, but hold off on approval of the development agreement. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. HILLSIDE DEVELOPMENT PERMIT: Associate Planner Mark Bradley explained that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held September 23, 2003, recommended approval of a hillside development permit for Stone Cove Subdivision located at 1450 South 2580 East subject to the recommendations of the Hillside Review Board, as follows: 1. The non-graded pad lots are not to exceed 10' in height with regard to cuts. 2. Details of the road alignment at 2580 East and 1450 South intersection be worked out. 3. Street trees be placed along 1450 South Street. 4. The intersection alignment be worked out before the preliminary plat is submitted. The applicant is Norm Dobson. St. George City Council Minutes October 2, 2003 Page Six City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the alignment of the intersection does not have any bearing on this item, as the request is for a hillside development permit, and the City Council will see the intersection alignment as part of the preliminary plat process. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Allen to approve the hillside development permit as recommended by the Planning Commission. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. LOT SPLIT: Associate Planner Mark Bradley explained that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held September 23, 2003, recommended approval of a lot split for Lot 7, Ft. Pierce Industrial Park, located at 3840 South 1600 East Cr. Jerry Lewis is the applicant. A motion was made by Council Member Isom and seconded by Council Member Gardner to approve the lot split. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. HILLSIDE DEVELOPMENT PERMIT STATUS REPORT: Associate Planner Mark Bradley explained that the hillside development permit previously granted to Russell Limb for his property south of The Knolls has expired. The site is 25% complete. The applicant would like to request additional time. Russell Limb, applicant, requested an additional nine months. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Orton to extend the hillside development permit for an additional nine months. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT: Consider approval of a conditional use permit for transitional housing for mental health recovery for six adult males at 230 East Tabernacle. Southwest Center, applicant. Associate Planner Mark Bradley explained that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held September 23, 2003, recommended approval of the request on a five to two vote, subject to the following conditions: 1. The Southwest Center put up a solid wall between its property and the Montessori School. 2. Evidence be provided that there is adequate parking on site. 3. Evidence be provided that the 5% landscape requirement is met. 4. Zero tolerance of behavior. 5. No adjudicated person or anyone who poses any violence to the public health, safety and general welfare is allowed to reside at the location. Council Member Isom inquired if there were any offenses when a residential treatment center was previously located at the subject site. Council Member Whatcott commented that the residential treatment center was located there before the Montessori School was in existence, and perhaps the treatment center fit better into the area then, but the City had changed. Stephanie Volker, Community Resource Director for the Southwest Center, explained that the Southwest Center is a public mental health organization mandated to provide services for the mentally ill in the community. Their greatest need was for low income housing. She explained that former patients of the state hospital, as part of their continued care, are located in a 24 hour supervised residential treatment center in Cedar City. From there the Southwest Center has not had a residential or independent living center to further maintain their skills. In the past these patients have not made the best tenants as staff has not been able to get them to a place where they could be productive in the community. This facility will provide an additional step they have not had in the past. Council Member Gardner inquired of Ms. Volker how the Southwest Center would know a patient was not adjudicated. Ms. Volker replied that this knowledge would come from the patient?s history. Persons who were violent or adjudicated would not reside in this type of facility. Paul Thorpe, Director of the Southwest Center, explained that the Southwest Center is sensitive to the issues of the Montessori School and the community, and would never place them in jeopardy. He stated with assurity that he would not be opposed to being next to a facility of this type knowing the people who would be placed there. St. George City Council Minutes October 2, 2003 Page Seven Mayor McArthur inquired how long a resident would reside there. Mr. Thorpe replied that the Southwest Center has not had a facility of this type before. The individuals are living independently and not succeeding. They do not know how to cook, clean, or manage time. It is hoped a facility of this type will allow staff to spend additional time with them so they can succeed independently in the community. Council Member Orton inquired why there would only be six residents. Mr. Thorpe replied that Southwest Center owns the facility, and six is all it will hold. If there were more than six residents at the residential facility, 24 hours a day staff would be needed. Ms. Volker explained that there are six single rooms in the facility, and the residents will do better with more privacy. Mayor McArthur inquired if a state license was required. Mr. Thorpe replied that this level of care does not require a license or staff, as it is considered transitional independent living. Laura Bergeson, owner and director of the Dayspring Montessori School, explained that her two acre campus backs up against the subject site. The school serves 87 families and has 120 students and 12 professional employees. She encouraged denial of the request. Council Member Gardner inquired of Mrs. Bergeson if the proposed wall solved some of her concerns. Mrs. Bergeson replied that while the wall solved some of the concerns, the children will be within 30' of the back door of the proposed facility. The Montessori school has an open campus, and someone could walk right onto the campus and into a classroom. Council Member Gardner commented that the residents will be gone during the daytime. Ms. Volker commented that a resident could be at the residential facility during the day if he was sick or decided to stay home, but daily contact would be made. Julie Ward, co-owner and director of Dayspring Montessori, stated that while she knew this type of facility was needed and she was not against the facility itself, she was opposed to the location. The type of people who will be residing in the facility will be unpredictable, as that is one of the main definitions of mental illness. Because the school would not be able to assure the well-being of the children entrusted to them, changes in the playground and staffing would have to be made. She recommended the City Council consider the impact this location would have on the community and the Montessori school. Bruce Bergeson, co-owner of the Dayspring Montessori school, advised that he had expertise and experience in the area of mental illness, as well as a masters degree in rehabilitation counseling. He commented that placement in this residential facility will be the first opportunity these individuals have had since they were committed where there was not any supervision, and if a problem arises, it will be in this situation. While medication and therapy have done wonders for the mentally ill, many go off their medication because they feel good and feel they no longer need it. While the Southwest Center says it will try and supervise, they cannot make sure every patient will take his medication every day. Some times medication makes a person feel rotten, and they don?t want to take it so they stop it. Putting up a block wall close to the school will not stop the children from hearing outbursts or swearing, nor keep the residents from walking around the side where there is a chain link fence around the playground area. He stated that while he would not argue the need for the facility, the proposed location is not the right place. He stated it was his experience that the mentally ill are attracted to children, not necessarily to do them harm, but the laughter of children will attract them. With regard to whether or not he was over-reacting, he spoke with Marshall Topham who strongly recommends the facility not be located next to a school. He advised he also spoke with Dixie Andrus, Ray Brooks, Rob Stevenson, Richard Holmes, Burke Staheli, Harry Gentry and John Whatcott, and every one was flabbergasted that the Southwest Center would proposed locating a facility of this type next to a school. He stated the proposed location was not best for the children or for the clients, as it would put them in a situation where it would be probable there would be problems which would affect their treatment and progress. He commented that City government should not be in the business of putting businesses in jeopardy and children in harm. St. George City Council Minutes October 2, 2003 Page Eight Donna Martin, a nurse presently employed at the St. George Care Center and grandmother of one of the children at the Montessori School, commented that someone with a shattered mind is totally unpredictable and at times can be violent for no apparent reason. When they feel good, they feel they don?t need their medication, and as a nurse she finds it difficult to give patients their meds. She commented she has seen schizophrenics strike out at their caregivers for no apparent reason, while another took all his clothes off and pranced down a hallway in front of children, and these were patients with 24 hour care. Michael Deal, Financial Director for the Southwest Center, explained that adjudicated or violent persons would not be housed at the proposed facility, and while some may have been at the state hospital, not all had been committed. He explained that the proposed residents are residents of St. George and Washington County, and will not be brought in from out of state for profit. The Southwest Center is a public entity and it is the City?s responsibility to help them. The proposed facility will help the mentally ill to learn, and they are currently living here today, whether in their cars, on the streets, or in apartments. Mental illness crosses economic and religious boundaries, and this is a step to work with them to be better citizens in the community, with the goal of at some time getting to the point where they can live in an apartment and be a better tenant. Jim Bound, a parent of a child at the Montessori school, advised that up to this point he has felt comfortable about dropping his children off at the school, and while he was not arguing the importance of this type of facility, the residents of the facility will have severe and persistent mental illness, and he has concerns about an unsupervised facility so close to his children and school. Rick Jamison, owner of the H&R Block building next to the proposed facility, advised that he was the health director for an Indian tribe for seven years and has great sympathy for individuals with mental illness. He stated he knew from experience that the safety of individuals around the facility could not be guaranteed. He expressed concern for the safety of his female employees who work late at night. He stated the only way to guarantee the safety of his employees would be to build a wall down his property line which would eliminate most of the available parking. He stated that the proposed location of the facility would impact his ability to make a living and run a successful business. Lola Sims advised that she lives next door to the proposed facility and the two properties are separated only by a driveway. She stated her biggest concern was for the safety of the children at Montessori as she hears and enjoys them every day. She is also concerned about her own health. When a rehab center was located previously in this facility, the young people paced outside all day and smoked, and she is allergic to cigarette smoke. Her air conditioner brought the smoke into her house. She also expressed concern about coming home alone at night and with residents of the facility parking in her driveway. She expressed concern about the facility being located only two blocks from the downtown area, and commented there must be a better place for it to be located. Lucinda Sessions advised she has suffered with major depression and borderline personality disorder and has been in and out of hospitals and psych units. She stated she knew the type of people at this stage in their lives. She advised she lost her children because of her mental illness but has gotten them back as adults. She advised that homes like the one proposed work, and if not for them, she would not be where she is at today. She volunteers at the hospital and is a foster mother to children who have mental illness. She stated that people in this stage in their lives who are put into this type of home are not as aggressive as people think. Gloria Shakespeare read from the City ordinance the criteria for issuance of a conditional use permit, and the intent of the master plan. She stated that group homes are not part of the revitalization process of the general plan. The City?s responsibility is to decide if the intended use is in the best interests of the neighborhood and community as a whole, and the proposed use is not. The City, from Bluff Street to the College, and from the Red Hill to 700 South is saturated with special needs facilities, and if the City does not adhere to its general plan and ordinances, it is going to be swimming in them. She read from the Utah Code, Section 10-9-605, which gives cities some liberties in this area. She commented that at a time when the City is trying to focus on owner-occupied housing, this proposal is counter-productive and against the general plan and City ordinances. John Moyes, Technical Director for the Southwest Center, stated that by virtue of his experience on the crisis team in St. George, the proposed residents of the facility are less likely to be violent when they are under treatment than the general population. Staff will monitor the medications and will know when a patient has gone of his medication and take the steps necessary to locate the individual in a more appropriate St. George City Council Minutes October 2, 2003 Page Nine setting. The proposed residents are not horrendously dangerous; they are not able to manage their lives, and if there is a risk, it is more to themselves. Ross Taylor applauded the employees of the Southwest Center for their commitment to the mentally ill and stated their services were critically important to the community. The community needs to recognize the needs of the mentally ill and help them find success in their lives. The main concern, however, is the location of the facility. The only thing he could find to be positive about the location of the facility is that it is already owned by Southwest Center, and if they were searching on the open market for a location, they would never consider this location. The building is not an attractive place to live and is in an area where there is a fairly high risk. If tax dollars are spent to make the facility more suitable, those tax dollars are at risk. The Danville Center at 200 West 200 South fits comfortably into the neighborhood, and its purpose is similar. It was designed for its purpose and those who live there feel at home. One of the best things to do for the mentally ill is to give them a sense of belonging, and the proposed facility will not do that. The facility is woefully inept in meeting the needs of the people, and tax dollars would be better spent in designing a facility. While the Southwest Center has a wonderful plan for returning the mentally ill into the community, that plan will not be successful at the proposed facility. Council Member Gardner inquired of the Southwest Center if they had considered exchanging the subject property for another more appropriate location. A Southwest Center representative replied that they had not because of funding issues and the fact that they already owned the property. Jim Eardley, Washington County Commissioner, advised that as a member of the governing board of mental health, the Southwest Center is an arm of County government mandated to provide care by the State. There is not currently the proposed level of treatment, and this proposal is in the best interests of the community. One option would be not to have this sort of facility and require the individuals to mainstream some other way, but it comes down to budgetary constraints. Council Member Whatcott commented that while he could not disagree with anything that was said, from his personal perspective he felt the current proposal did not offer the proper location or structure to integrate the individuals back into society. Council Member Allen commented that while the Southwest Center was proposing a good program, and there is a need for it, the location was wrong. It is the City Council?s charge to watch over the health, safety, welfare and aesthetics of the neighborhood and downtown, and while the City Council is sympathetic to the needs, there are concerns about the location. Council Member Orton commented that there might be a possibility to joint venture to help solve the location issue, but the proposed location is not the direction the City wants for the downtown. A motion was made by Council Member Isom to deny the request due to its proximity to the Montessori school and the concerns of the elderly who live alone in her neighborhood. The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. Council Member Orton suggested that the motion include a statement that the proposed facility is not in line with what the City is trying to do in the downtown area. Council Member Gardner suggested that a statement also be added to the motion that the City is willing to work with the County to look for a suitable site or facility. However, social service efforts are under the jurisdiction of the County for the most part. Council Members Isom and Whatcott agreed to add the two statements to their motion. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. Mayor McArthur then called for a two minute break. RESOLUTION: Consider approval of a resolution approving a PUD development agreement which accommodates a donation of 17 acres of land for park and open space along the Santa Clara River as part of the Casa Blanca Villas at Green Valley housing project. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the City has been discussing this proposal for several years. Out of the approximately 17 acres proposed for donation to the City, about 3.814 acres is located in the flood plain. Actual useable property for a park is 12.9 acres. The issue to be decided is whether the City, through this donation, is willing to pick up the cost associated with the sewer line which runs through the property. It is proposed that the City pay for part of the sewer line assessment which St. George City Council Minutes October 2, 2003 Page Ten amounts to $32,985. Another City responsibility would be to take on improvement of Dixie Drive frontage. In exchange the City would have acreage to build a park in the Green Valley area. Council Member Isom was excused from the meeting. Mr. Esplin explained that the total cost, with improvements, amounted to $10,000 per acre, which includes all frontage improvements and the assessment. He stated he thought this was a good deal, and he recommended approval. Mayor McArthur commented that the density, because of the location, would not affect other property owners. Council Member Whatcott replied that in reality the City would be purchasing the property and also giving the applicants the density they want. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that improvement of the frontage was never discussed, and while it may have been on the donee?s mind, staff understood that as development occurred, the City would be responsible for any frontage it owned. While it really is a sale, he still recommended approval as the property will be used as a park and meets the park master plan, plus taking away the opportunity to develop along Dixie Drive on the narrow frontage between the road and river, as well as buffering the road which will be a high traffic road in the future. There are more positives than negatives. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Allen to approve the request by resolution. 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. APPOINTMENTS: Mayor McArthur recommended appointment of Kristine Twiggs as a new member of the Shade Tree Board, along with reappointment of Carol Hortin, Bonnie Pendleton, Steve Nelson, and Dale Jones to the Shade Tree Board. A motion was made by by Council Member Allen and seconded by Council Member Orton to appoint the members of the Shade Tree Board as recommended by Mayor McArthur. 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 September 4, 2003. A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott and seconded by Council Member Orton to approve the minutes as presented. 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 September 18, 2003. A motion was made by Council Member Orton 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. ADJOURN TO EXECUTIVE SESSION: A motion to adjourn to an executive session to discuss property issues was made by Council Member Whatcott and seconded by Council Member Allen. Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Orton - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. St. George City Council Minutes October 2, 2003 Page Eleven RECONVENE: A m...


City Council Minutes 08/13/2015:
ST. GEORGE CITY COUNCIL MINUTES WORK MEETING AUGUST 13, 2015, 4:00 P.M. ADMINISTRATIVE CONFERANCE ROOM PRESENT: Mayor Jon Pike Councilmember Jimmie Hughes Councilmember Michele Randall Councilmember Bette Arial – Arrived at 5:05 PM City Manager Gary Esplin City Attorney Shawn Guzman Deputy City Recorder Annette Hansen ABSENT: Councilmember Gil Almquist Councilmember Joe Bowcutt 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 Jimmie Hughes and the invocation was led by Jonathan Hendren with New Beginning Christian Fellowship. Mayor Pike mentioned that the RAM Company is considering expanding their facilities but in order to do so they are looking at securing state and local tax incentives which would require another CDA. He mentioned owner Ray Ganowsky’s desire to highlight their company which has remained in business locally for 30 years and is a great success story of entrepreneurship with currently over 200 employees. 1. TOUR OF THE RAM MANUFACTURING COMPANY: Councilmembers were greeted at the facility by owners Ray and Melzie Ganowsky. They were then ushered into a conference room where they were shown a Powerpoint presentation which St. George City Council Minutes August 13, 2015 Page Two included the following topics: Overview, Product Lines, Specialty Solenoids, Rotary Solenoid and Butterfly Valves, Hydraulic Valves, Major Customer Listing, Commercial Aircraft, Commercial Engines, Commercial and Marine Equipment, Engineering Capabilities, Quality Assurance and Inspection, Modern 55,00 Square Foot Facility, Machine Shop, Approvals, Average Annual Wage Growth for 2005-2014, RAM Employee Benefits, Projected Employee Growth 2015-2025, Annual Sales for 2005-2014, Projected Annual Sales for 2015-2025, Annual R&D Spending, 2010-2015, Local Spending 2010-2015, Looking to the Future 2016-2025. Mr. Ganowsky mentioned that this year would be the 30th Anniversary of their company. Discussion ensued on the possibilities of tax incentives from the City, and it was noted that as long as the applicant is receiving incentives from the State the City tries to help with incentives when they can. Mr. Ganowsky mentioned that they have outgrown their current facilities and are constantly being urged to build large facilities elsewhere in order to expand their production to meet demand for this specialized product, but he prefers to keep the company here in St. George if possible but needs the tax break in order to do so. They would like to begin expansion of their company by 2016, so they are anxious to secure the needed assistance by this time. Councilmembers were then taken on a tour of the facilities. Upon completion of the tour, Mayor Pike thanked Mr. and Mrs. Ganowsky for their hospitality and congratulated them on their business doing so well for 30 years. 2. TOUR OF THE CREMATION GARDEN AT TONAQUINT CEMETERY: Councilmembers arrived at the Tonaquint Cemetery at approximately 6:20 PM and were met by Leisure Services Director Kent Perkins and selected staff who presented and explained aspects of the All Abilities Park currently under construction. Councilmembers discussed the train that was planning on arriving sometime within the next week, as well as water features and placement of various items. Councilmembers then walked over to the recently completed Cremation Garden and viewed the recently installed columbarium. They discussed the plans and implementation for this space-saving element for use of cremated remains within the St. George City Council Minutes August 13, 2015 Page Three Tonaquint Cemetery. Councilmembers discussed with the Sexton and staff about other options that may be needed or implemented in the future. Council thanked and complemented staff for the beautiful job done there at the Cemetery. Councilmembers then returned to City Hall, Administrative Conference Room at approximately 6:53 PM. 3. PRESENTATION OF THE ROUND UP DAYS FESTIVAL HELD IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE DIXIE ROUND UP RODEO: Dixie Round-Up Days event coordinators Kathie Thayne and Brittany Dell from the Old World Historical Council, addressed the Council. Brittany explained that they are the faction who puts on the Dickens Festival every year. She presented the Council with the plan to implement what she hopes to be an annual event held from 10 am - 7 pm each day before the Dixie Round-Up Rodeo each year. She presented a Powerpoint which included the following topics: When/where, events, games, contests, entertainment, vendors, crafts, farmers market, food, sponsors. Kathie Thayne explained that they are having a struggle getting the farmers market arranged and asked for Council help. Councilmember Bette Arial suggested asking the directors of the farmers market at Ancestors Square to move their location to this event for these two days. Council agreed to help with this as best they could. Mayor Pike asked what other things the committee needs help from the Council on. Kathie stated that they will need extensive advertising as this is their first year doing this event and they would like the City’s help in getting the word out to the community. She stated that with having the success of the Dickens Festival behind them they have many vendors willing to participate because they know this event will be done efficiently and is sure to be well planned. She mentioned the fact that there will not be admission charged to this event, so there will be no recuperating costs and therefore more sponsors are needed to help fund this. Councilmember Bette Arial suggested that the Washington County School District have a booth there explaining where the new school is going to be placed by the Sun Bowl and educate the public about what is happening with this area because of all the publicity and controversy from public in this regard. Kathie also expressed the need from Council to help with overnight security at the park and if Police could possibly help with this. Waste removal and bathroom needs for the event were also discussed. St. George City Council Minutes August 13, 2015 Page Four Mayor and Councilmembers thanked the organizers for their work and were excited to see this event unfold this year. 4. REPORT FROM MAYOR, COUNCILMEMBERS AND CITY MANAGER: Councilmember Jimmie Hughes briefly reported on the St. George Housing Authority meeting that he was unable to attend. Mayor Pike mentioned the new pantry and laundry facilities at SwitchPoint and stated that things are running well there, and he is pleased with the cooperation between agencies to keep this facility running smoothly. Councilmember Michele Randall reported on the Veterans Board meeting she attended. They are planning on doing a “stand-down” at SwitchPoint on October 17 where they will be providing lunches not only for veterans, but all those who choose to attend this event. The purpose of this event is to bring attention to homeless veterans. SwitchPoint and director Carol Holloway have been good in cooperating with this event. She also mentioned that the board is working with the VA to get bundles with hats, coats and blankets to hand out to any homeless veterans. Councilmember Bette Arial reported on the Children’s Museum and noted that they have now hired a part-time assistant that they are able to fund. She mentioned the completed restrooms there and expressed great appreciation to the Council for their help in this aspect. She mentioned that the Art Around the Corner Committee has hired a part-time person to run it and is pleased with its success. She also mentioned that the Arts Museum is planning on coordinating a Western Art exhibit in conjunction with the Dixie Round-Up Rodeo. She mentioned that the Arts Commission is excited about the Electric Theatre progress and feels that this will be a great asset to the Arts community. She also mentioned that the Arts Commission has recently gone through the granting process for arts groups and was overwhelmed by the tremendous response from so many diverse groups applying for these grants. She stated that in total the Arts Commission awarded 35 grants. Councilmember Michele Randall reminded Council that they needed more people on the Shade Tree Board. Different options of possible candidates were briefly discussed. Mayor Pike mentioned that the County has hired a new Economic Development Director because Scott Hirschi is retiring. Mayor Pike commended Mr. Hirschi for all his help and hard work and Councilmember Randall mentioned that the City should do something to show appreciation for all he has done in helping the city throughout the years. Mayor and Councilmembers also briefly discussed the structure of this position. Mayor Pike brought up the issue of the RAP tax and mentioned that there were some recent developments on this subject. Council discussed the issue of how much funding this would bring to the City and where the proposed funds would be allocated. Council also discussed at length the issue of funding Tuacahn and the large amount of revenue that facility generates for the County and State in sales tax alone, among other areas. Councilmembers expressed their St. George City Council Minutes August 13, 2015 Page Five concern with the lack of support from legislature for this viable arts facility. Councilmembers also discussed the need for more soccer fields and the need for the County to help in this regard with a possible complex that benefits all residents of the County, as all residents currently use St. George City’s facilities and the need has increased greatly for county facilities. 5. ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION: MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Michele Randall to adjourn to a closed session to discuss pending litigation and land purchases. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bette Arial. VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a roll call vote, as follows: Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Arial – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. Council met in closed session to discuss pending litigation and land purchases. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bette Arial to adjourn the closed session portion of the City Council meeting. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Jimmie Hughes. VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Arial – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. ADJOURN: MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Jimmie Hughes to adjourn. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Michele Randall. VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Arial – aye St. George City Council Minutes August 13, 2015 Page Six The vote was unanim...


City Council Minutes 08/06/2015:
ST. GEORGE CITY COUNCIL MINUTES REGULAR MEETING AUGUST 6, 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 City Attorney Shawn Guzman 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 Scout Pack 1829 and the invocation was offered by Elder Jim Hetrick with the Community of Christ. COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC: Jerry Campbell, citizen, stated that he has a 3-year old son who was recently diagnosed with Autism. He took him to Vernon Worthen Park for the 4th of July event and had to leave because his son does not like waiting in line. He handed out a list of major theme parks that have separate lines for special needs children. Archie Iverson, citizen, mentioned that a couple of years ago, he talked to the Council to change City codes because some of them do not abide by the Constitution. The Constitution is master law and all other laws should follow it. The City’s code officers have harassed him for the last 15 years. He wants them to leave him alone. Things were a lot more peaceful before the City had code officers. People should have the right to have an unlicensed car on their property as long as they do not drive it. Mayor Pike stated that specific issue is being looked at. On tonight’s agenda, there are ordinance changes pertaining to inspections of property. Code officers are not there to make trouble, rather to make the City look nice. He and Councilmembers receive phone calls asking them to enforce the laws pertaining to code enforcement. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for the Flood Street 69kv Transmission Line. City Manager Gary Esplin advised the low bidder for the flood street 69kv transmission line is TAPP in the amount of $110,241. He explained that the funds are included in the current budget and the bidder meets the specification requirements. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to award the bid for steel poles and structures requirements for the 69kv transmission line to TAPP in the amount of $110,241. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt. Councilmember Almquist inquired if the price includes delivery. City Manager Gary Esplin replied yes. VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows: St. George City Council Minutes August 6, 2015 Page Two Councilmember Almquist – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. AWARD OF CONTRACT: Consider award of contract to Rosenberg Associates for Canyon View Drive realignment project construction management services. City Manager Gary Esplin stated this item is for the engineering, surveying and related services for the Canyon View Drive realignment project. The amount of the bid is $27,905 and will include construction management services as well. Councilmember Almquist noted that the agenda packet does not include a list of requirements. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that staff can circulate the contract. It is a typical contract and all items have been addressed. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to award the bid for the Canyon View Drive realignment project management services to Rosenberg Associates in the amount of $27,905. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Almquist. VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. AWARD OF CONTRACT: Consider award of contract to Bowen Collins and Associate for engineering design services for Indian Hills Storm Drain improvements. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that improvements with portions of Indian Hills Drive have just been completed. Because of drainage concerns, staff recommends hiring Bowen Collins and Associates to look at the drainage in the vicinity of Indian Hills Drive between 1210 West and Hidden Bend Drive. The amount of the contract is $45,360. Councilmember Almquist pointed out that the packet mentions drainage in the Whisper Ridge area and working on the east side of Indian Hills Drive. There are quite a few petroglyphs in the area; he wants them to take that into consideration. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that staff can relocate the rocks if necessary. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to award the contract to Bowen Collins and Associates for engineering design services for the Indian Hills storm drain improvements, including the proposal in the packet, in the amount of $45,360. St. George City Council Minutes August 6, 2015 Page Three SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial. VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC: Diane Robinson, resident, stated that she did not know she had to fill out a form to comment. She would like to propose a way residents can use their homes as airbnb’s without infringing on neighbor’s rights. Those who would like to use their home as a rental should have to keep the home in pristine condition. There is competition for homes and hotels. People who rent homes want a homelike setting that brings together families in larger groups; they cannot do that in a hotel. Santa Clara allows vacation rentals under certain conditions and other municipalities are looking at that as well. She outlined her recommendations. Homeowners should be required to obtain a business license; policies should be written and followed. This will help boom transient and sales tax revenue. Mayor Pike mentioned that vacation home rentals are allowed under certain criteria. He mentioned the meeting that took place last month on this topic. The Council’s concern is citizens that are having issues with vacation rental homes and feel that it is ruining their neighborhood. PUBLIC HEARING/GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider a general plan amendment from Medium Density Residential to Commercial on approximately 0.6 acres generally located at the northwest corner of the intersection of 300 North Street and 500 West Street. Bruce Cunningham, applicant. Planner Ray Snyder presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: aerial site of the property; general plan; zoning; photos of the proposed use; and site plan. Planning Commission recommends approval; he read the motion made by the Planning Commission. If approved, the applicant will return with a site plan for review. 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 general plan amendment from Medium Density Residential to Commercial on approximately 0.6 acres generally located at the northwest corner of the intersection of 300 North Street and 500 West Street. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall. Councilmember Bowcutt asked if the 0.6 acres included the auto shop. Mr. Snyder replied yes. VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a roll call vote, as follows: St. George City Council Minutes August 6, 2015 Page Four Councilmember Almquist – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider zone change request to rezone 6.04 acres from Planned Development Commercial/Residential to Planned Development Residential generally located at 415 South Dixie Drive. Dennis Garr, applicant. Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins explained that since the Planning Commission meeting, the applicant has revised the request and is now requesting four additional units for a total of 54, when the second access is constructed on Dixie Drive. He stated that the current zone is PD-R and the proposed density falls within the general plan. They will be required to provide two parking stalls per unit, one of which is covered and one guest stall per every three units, for a total of 18. The applicant meets the landscaped open space requirements. He presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: aerial site of the area; general plan; site plan. As part of the PD, the second access will be required. He showed renderings; elevations, layout and photos of the area. Planning Commission recommended denial. Some residents were concerned about traffic; however, a traffic study done by UDOT in 2013 shows that traffic is less than what constitutes an issue. Councilmember Bowcutt inquired if the applicant has to return for approval to build the other building once the other access is there. City Attorney Shawn Guzman explained that if approved as presented tonight, the applicant would not have to come back for Council approval. He prefers it be approved for the 50 units and allow them to go up to 54 units if that access is constructed. Councilmember Bowcutt stated that there were some concerns about the property owner near there regarding his parking stalls. Mr. Jenkins stated that he will lose some of the parking stalls. Staff has not looked into whether he would still meet the parking requirements. City Attorney Shawn Guzman pointed out that the plan approved for the PD included those accesses. It acknowledged that there would be roadways and impact parking. He clarified that this entire piece was included in the original PD proposed by the property owner with the accesses and uses. Mr. Jenkins noted the only thing that changed from the original request was where it tied into Dixie Drive. The original amount of units was approximately 140. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that this project’s density is a 1/3 less than what could be built today. Mayor Pike opened the public hearing. Marvin Blosch who represents MBA Properties LLC and Sunbrook Ranch LLC, commented that 140 units was originally approved for this property, 136 is the new St. George City Council Minutes August 6, 2015 Page Five plan. He is in favor of the project; it will be a nice improvement for the area. There are several things that will impact him. He then read a letter and provided a site plan which is included in the agenda packet. City Attorney Shawn Guzman inquired if the plan he referring to is the approved 136 units. Mr. Blosch replied yes and continued reading his letter. Other subdivisions have more units with only one access, 54 seems to be an arbitrary number. City Attorney Shawn Guzman noted that Mr. Blosch is still proposing two accesses onto Dixie Drive. He explained the City’s role is to approve, deny or modify the request and would not get involved with rights of the easement. Construction and building standards of the City will still apply. Mr. Blosch clarified that if they put in a high back curb on the left side, they would be cut off from any access. City Attorney Shawn Guzman stated that the high back curb would not prevent him from developing the property. The current tenants should still have the access. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that this is a private street; therefore this is a civil issue between the two parties as the easement is not the City’s. He understands Mr. Blosch’s concerns; however, the City is not a party to the easement. City Attorney Shawn Guzman stated that the proximity to the access to Dixie Drive from the first access may be something that falls under the City’s access policy. All other issues in Mr. Blosch’s letter relate to issues with a private property owner; the City would not be involved in any of them. Chris Brownburger, resident, stated that he is concerned because they have a hard time pulling out on the roadway. He is in favor of the request; however, he is concerned about the number of cars trying to access the street while they are trying to merge. City Manager Gary Esplin noted that this project is not changing the access. Mr. Brownburger asked if the City can provide a merging lane. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that there is a visual problem with the landscaping. Staff has plans to meet with the property owner and will look at the median. A possible solution would be to install a traffic signal in the area. Bob Secudo, resident, stated that he is in favor of the project; however, he is also concerned with traffic. If a traffic signal is installed, it would have to be synchronized with other lights in the area. He asked if the median is taken out, would it budgeted for. Councilmember Hughes arrived. Mayor Pike explained that the median would be budgeted for. Dennis Garr, applicant, stated that he has been working with Mr. Blosch. He clarified that the way the road sits on the easement, some of the trees may have to be removed. If so, they will plant more trees when they are done. He commented that they want this project to work for everybody. St. George City Council Minutes August 6, 2015 Page Six City Manager Gary Esplin stated that if the road is built and Mr. Bosch loses access, he hopes that the Council will give the staff the latitude to save trees as it provides a buffer for the residents. He feels it would be better to save the trees than lose 5-10 stalls. Mr. Garr stated that Mr. Blosch will lose the same amount of stalls either way. He would like to save the trees as well. Mr. Blosch stated that he has been told by staff that he would then be non-conforming when he loses the parking stalls; he would lose about half of them. City Manager Gary Esplin stated that is the current problem as Mr. Garr has an easement to build the road. He would like to see this issue worked out. Mr. Blosch commented that he would be willing to restructure the parking to bring it into conformance. They have more stalls than they have ever needed. He proposes it will take approximately a year to come into compliance. Mayor Pike closed the public hearing. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to approve the zone change request to rezone 6.04 acres from Planned Development Commercial/Residential to Planned Development Residential to accommodate a townhouse development consisting of 14 dwelling structures, 50 units with the caveat that 4 additional may be built with the second access. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial noting that all of those with valid concerns supported the project. AMENDED MOTION: Councilmember Almquist added to his motion the flexibility on the roadway based upon the tree issue as well as the year to come into compliance with the parking issues. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial. 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. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that staff will return to address the issues with the median. PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider a zone change request to rezone 10.83 acres from Single Family Residential 10,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size to Planned Development Commercial located along the west side of River Road at approximately 1450 South Street. River Road Investments, applicant. St. George City Council Minutes August 6, 2015 Page Seven Planner Ray Snyder presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: Zoning; and Requested. He stated that the parking and landscaping requirements will be addressed when the applicant returns with each zone change amendments. He continued with his PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: Aerial Map, Properties; General Plan-before recent GPA; Vicinity Map; Current Zoning; Conceptual Site Plan; Renderings; Written Text; Materials & Colors; Site Plan; Proposed Uses and Car Wash Elevations. He read the recommend conditions of the Planning Commission and staff comments as listed in the agenda packet. Councilmember Bowcutt inquired if the traffic study has been done and approved. Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins stated that it has been done and approved; however, staff needs to discuss it with the applicant. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that staff is trying to merge this traffic study with the one that was done on River Road. Councilmember Arial commented that she believes this is an inappropriate use near Bundy Lane. She believes this is the wrong use for the end of a subdivision; however, this is wonderful project. Councilmember Bowcutt commented even if the two lots were zoned residential, they would most likely still have commercial adjacent to it. Councilmember Almquist stated that on the use list, the automotive indoor only section, the applicant should address this as that does not always stay indoors. Mayor Pike opened the public hearing. There being no comment, he closed the public hearing. Councilmember Almquist commented that he was surprised there were no comments at Planning Commission. Councilmember Randall noted that she does not think that many of the home owners are opposed to commercial at this location. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that thinking long term, if he was a resident on Bundy Lane, he would want access to the commercial development. If they had access to that parking lot, they could go to 1450 South from there and avoid the traffic. Councilmember Arial stated that she believes there was not an issue with traffic, but that they are commercial buildings and not homes Mike Sheffield, applicant, as far as the access and safe egress, they are working on an agreement with the Taylor’s and Bundy’s to allow access to 1450 South the back way. He noted that they appreciate and understand the concerns of the residents. They have hired engineers and architects to determine the best uses. He met with Tom Durrant this afternoon and feels that they are in a good place. City Manager Gary Esplin agreed with Councilmember Almquist regarding the uses. He has not seen an auto shop that does not have cars waiting in the parking lot. How can they guarantee the cars will be inside the business? Mr. Sheffield explained that they do not have a client that would like to have that use. They are not particularly attached to that use and are not opposed to altering that use. St. George City Council Minutes August 6, 2015 Page Eight MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the zone change request to rezone 10.83 acres from Single Family Residential 10,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size to Planned Development Commercial, eliminating the auto repair use option but including the car wash, with the recommendations of staff and Planning Commission. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Almquist. 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. PUBLIC HEARING/GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider a general plan amendment from Employment and Medium Density Residential to High Density Residential on approximately 51.95 acres generally located at 1280 West 4700 South. SunRiver St. George Development, applicant. Planner Ray Snyder presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: vicinity map; aerial map; general plan; zoning. Planning Commission recommended approval. Mayor Pike opened the public hearing. Guy Bourgois, resident, stated that he is not opposed this development; however he is concerned with the density. They do not know what type and how many units will be built. Additionally, he is concerned with water. Mayor Pike mentioned that this is a general plan amendment, not a zone change. Mr. Bourgois commented that 2,200 residents would create high traffic. He asked the Council to consider an appropriate alternative. Judy Boseman, resident, referenced a document that was sent to residents of SunRiver. The letter states that there will be twin homes which are approximately 7 units per acre. If they plan to rent these homes, a property management company should be used. She stated that she is in favor of the project. Barbara McGoughlin, resident of SunRiver, stated that she is in favor of medium density residential. She mentioned that high density is up to 22 units per acre, which would be about 1,100 units. She has a concern in the process; only four members of the Planning Commission were present at the meeting, two of which had concerns with high density. One of the Planning Commission members turned to another Planning Commission member who is a resident of SunRiver and asked how she felt about high density. She is okay with her comments as a Planning Commission member, but she is not an elected representative of the SunRiver residents. At the Planning Commission meeting several residents stated that they were not in favor of the request. She felt that Planning Commission member swayed the others. Mayor Pike commented that she is free to do that. The Planning Commission is a recommending body; the City Council makes the final decision. If she were on this St. George City Council Minutes August 6, 2015 Page Nine Council, he would have asked her as well. In every decision that is made, some people will be happy and some won’t. Ms. McGoughlin mentioned that she has been to many meetings and has never seen the Planning Commission recommended something that was not approved by the City Council. City Manager Gary Esplin noted that earlier tonight, the Council approved an item that was denied by the Planning Commission. Gavin Ferguson, resident, stated that he looked at the general plan and read what it does. All of SunRiver is medium density; this request would be a big exception to the whole community of SunRiver. He feels the preservation of the plan should be the norm. The developer wants to change the zone so they can sell more houses than what is allowed under the general plan. Increasing the density does not preserve the quality of life for the SunRiver residents. This will increase traffic and demand for water. He understands that approving high density does not mean that they will build high density; however, once the plan is amended to allow for high density, it cannot be denied. A change in the master plan runs with the land. There is no guarantee this will be 55+ housing. He stated that he believes there should be a public hearing and that this request is premature as there is not a plan as to what will be built. He suggests the request be tabled. Janelle Kesner, resident of SunRiver, stated that when she decided to move to St. George, the Chamber of Commerce suggested they look at SunRiver. Her concern is Arrowhead Parkway; it will not accommodate high density. She explained that she believes that in the future, commercial developments will be built in the area. She is worried about safety and the quality of life. Mayor Pike closed the public hearing. Scott McCall, applicant, explained that they are asking for a general plan amendment so they can break the 10 barrier. They have a large piece of property that is medium density. The majority of the project will be twin homes; about 7 of them per acre. All concerns will be addressed during the zone change. City Manager Gary Esplin stated that staff believes high density is premature as well. He mentioned the medium/density item on tonight’s agenda that would handle this proposal. If the general plan amendment is approved, going to 22 units does not fit the property. If the developer is true to their intent, the proposed ordinance change to add medium high density would relieve the problem – they could have 10-15 units. Mr. McCall stated that 10-15 units are appropriate for their proposal. City Manager Gary Esplin suggested waiting as there is not enough water to do the development at this time. He does not feel that apartments should be kept out of SunRiver. It is not fair to say that all apartments should be in one part of the City. He asked if the general plan would have to be changed to accommodate medium high density residential. City Attorney Shawn Guzman replied yes, they would have to change the general plan. He noted that the medium high density option was not available for the Planning Commission to recommend. Councilmember Bowcutt commented that new density was discussed at the Planning Commission. St. George City Council Minutes August 6, 2015 Page Ten City Manager Gary Esplin explained that this is medium high density. The issue tonight is if high density should be allowed in this area. If the Council would rather have 10-15 units, the applicant would have to return to the Planning Commission to request the zone change to medium high density. Councilmember Bowcutt commented that he cannot see 22 units there. He feels the applicant should request medium high density. Mr. McCall stated that he has been working on a zone change for two weeks. They plan to develop similar to what they have done. City Attorney Shawn Guzman explained that anything zoned as medium density under the general plan currently, if the ordinance for medium high density passes tonight, they will have that option available. With the Planning Commission approving up to 20 units, they would be okay in approving a lower number of units. He suggested tabling this request. City Manager Gary Esplin stated that they will not get water for about 18 months. The Planning Commission should have an opportunity to say if medium density is okay in the area with the new zone. The general plan would have to be amended. He asked what the Planning Commission would have voted for if they had the proposed medium high density zone option. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to table the request. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial. Councilmember Bowcutt asked that this get resolved as quickly as possible. City Attorney Shawn Guzman that going back to the Planning Commission and changing the designation would be the preferred way. City Manager Gary Esplin pointed out that general plan amendments are only heard every quarter. He suggested the Council instruct staff to waive the quarterly requirement so that this can move quickly. AMENDED MOTION: Councilmember Hughes amended his motion to include the instructions to staff. SECOND: Councilmember Arial seconded the amended motion. Mr. McCall noted that a traffic study would determine the improvements and water issues would be resolved. The zone change controls how many units are approved. Councilmember Hughes commented that he does not like high density; however, this area is the place for it. VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist – aye Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall – aye St. George City Council Minutes August 6, 2015 Page Eleven Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. City Manager Gary Esplin stated that he feels the request should be denied rather than tabled. Councilmember Bowcutt clarified that the developer will probably end up with the new medium high density zoning. There will probably not be a public hearing. City Manager Gary Esplin stated that there will be a public hearing on the zone change. Mayor Pike explained that he can allow a public hearing even if they are not obligated to. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that the next public hearing may be the zone change and the new medium high density will only allowed in a PD zone. PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE AMENDMENT/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider a zone change amendment to amend the Atkinville Master Plan in the Planned Development Commercial zoning district. SITLA, applicant. Planner Ray Snyder presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: Request; Background; Amended Zone Change Application No. 3; History of Amendments to the Atkinville Interchange Zone Plan; Amendment 2 (approved March 19, 2015); Proposed 3rd Amendment; Proposed Plan Change; Site Plan; Modified Master Plan; A Letter from Horrocks Engineering; and Maps. He read staff reports as listed in the agenda packet. Councilmember Arial stepped out. City Manager Gary Esplin noted that the Council is not discussing uses tonight. The original plan there was a road that went through the parcel. The applicant is not amending uses. Kyle Paisley with SITLA explained that they are requesting to change the circulation for a proposed travel center. Mayor Pike opened the public hearing. There being no comment, he closed the public hearing. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to approve the zone change amendment to amend the Atkinville Master Plan in the Planned Development Commercial zoning district located east of the I-15 freeway and north of the Southern Parkway as well as the ordinance language changes in Exhibit A. 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 St. George City Council Minutes August 6, 2015 Page Twelve Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider an amendment to the general plan land use designations to provide a new category, Medium High Density Residential, with a density range of 10 – 15 dwelling units per acre. City of St. George, applicant. Councilmember Arial returned. Planner Ray Snyder presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: Request; Pages from the General Plan; General Plan Map; Little Valley SubArea MP; and Density Examples. The Planning Commission discussed this proposal a number of years ago. Mayor Pike opened the public hearing. There being no comment, he closed the public hearing. Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins explained that Planning & Zoning Manager John Willis looked at projects throughout the City to better define what the 10 or 15 units represents. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to amend the general plan land use designations to provide a new category, Medium High Density Residential, with a density range of 10 – 15 dwelling units per acre. 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. City Manager Gary Esplin asked that item 5B be heard prior to the remaining public hearings. RESOLUTION: Consider, by resolution, whether to accept or deny the Petition for Annexation for the Brookfield Addition. HETTSA Group, LLC. (Steven Hall), applicant. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that the applicant does not have to present plans on what they will do. This is the first step in the annexation process. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to accept the Petition for Annexation for the Brookfield Addition. St. George City Council Minutes August 6, 2015 Page Thirteen SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall. 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. PUBLIC HEARING/AMEND CITY CODE/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider amending Title 9, Chapter 13 of City code pertaining to off premises signs. City of St. George, applicant. City Attorney Shawn Guzman recommended tabling this item. He explained that staff has had discussions with billboard companies and there are some minor changes regarding on premises signs. There will be an opportunity to have input from businesses regarding the proposed changes. The Council should not take action on part of the request because of the definitions; however, comments can be taken tonight. Councilmember Arial commented that she is pleased that staff has listened to the business owners. Mayor Pike opened the public hearing. Thayne Houston, business owner, met with other business owners regarding the proposed changes. He is concerned with the changes pertaining to reader boards and automated signage. His business had a reader sign in front of their building which they may not be able to add that back with the proposed changes. Additionally, he does not understand why it was of such concern to have automation or flashing lights. In his position, their building has been pushed back and hidden from public view because of changes to St. George Boulevard. He will continue to monitor and watch this topic. City Attorney Shawn Guzman stated that this is not an ordinance that intends to restrict the use of reader boards. The proposed ordinance says that if a business wants to change a non-conforming sign, they now have to bring it into conformance with City code. Flashing and changing is an industry-wide standard; it is not changing much of what has been practiced. He noted that off premises are regulated by state law. Mr. Houston explained that at his business in another city, they have had to put in a new sign because the engineering could not be verified. He feels that if a sign has been in place for a number of years, it should not have to be done all over again. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised that just changed in the last couple of years; that is a building code requirement. Just because a pole has been in place for 20 years does not mean adding the new sign does not mean the pole is adequate in the first place. The business owner can hire an engineering firm to say whether the pole will meet the loads required currently. Brad Harr, business owner, mentioned the sign he has on St. George Boulevard which cost him quite a bit of money. He is concerned that he will have to change it. St. George City Council Minutes August 6, 2015 Page Fourteen Deputy City Attorney Paula Houston explained that after discussions on the proposed ordinance, she and Planning & Zoning Manager John Willis removed language pertaining to on premises signs. The language remaining pertains to the standards for billboards and the definitions regarding alterations and non-conforming uses. City Attorney Shawn Guzman noted that with regards to brightness, LED lights are now less bright than traditional billboards. Mayor Pike commented that anyone who would like to make comments or give input offline are welcome to do so. Mike Helm, with YESCO Outdoor, stated that he has been working with staff regarding off premises signs. The proposed ordinance is good for the City and for them as well. Jared Johnson, with YESCO Electronics, stated that they discussed this ordinance with staff. He acknowledges the affect that some of the definitions may have on those with on premises signs; therefore, he is okay with waiting until that is cleared up. Councilmember Almquist commented that some digital displays are not as heavy as the traditional sign if the backing structure is replaced. Mr. Johnson explained that weight is not always the concern, rather it is wind loads. Staff can calculate to see whether a reduction in area of signage is sufficient to meet current codes. Daniel Wittwer, business owner, commented that he is concerned that slight changes in the past have not been slight changes. He asked that the Council be respectful of business owners. They have been warned for having signs with things the City feels is inappropriate. He believes the trees were planted where they were to block their signs so they would be forced to have monument signs. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to continue the public hearing. 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. Mayor Pike called for a short recess. FEE WAIVER: Consider approval of a fee waiver for the use of Vernon Worthen Park for the Looking Upward 2015 event. John Shaw, applicant. City Manager Gary Esplin stated that staff has no concerns with this request. John Shaw, applicant, explained that Calvary Chapel has been holding the Church in the Park event for years. This year, they are changing the day and name and requesting a fee waiver for the use of Vernon Worthen Park. St. George City Council Minutes August 6, 2015 Page Fifteen City Manager Gary Esplin asked that since the City is waiving fees, he requested they clean up after the event. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the fee waiver for the use of Vernon Worthen Park for the Looking Upward 2015 event noting that the applicant will clean up the park after the event. 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. FEE WAIVER: Consider approval of a fee waiver for the use of Hela Seegmiller Historic Farm for the Round Up Days Barn Dance event. Gregg McArthur, applicant. City Manager Gary Esplin stated that the Chamber of Commerce would like to hold a Round Up Days Barn Dance event at Hela Seegmiller Farm. Per policy, a staff member is required to be present during special events; therefore, he suggested the applicant cover the cost of that staff member. Councilmember Bowcutt noted that the idea is to have different events in conjunction with the Dixie Round Up Rodeo to increase awareness and have fun. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the fee waiver for the use of Hela Seegmiller Historic Farm for the Round Up Days Barn Dance event with the exception of the staff member who is required to be present and that they clean up after the 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. ROAD CLOSURE: Consider approval of a request for partial road closures in the Ft. Pierce Industrial Park and a temporary crossing of River Road at two locations for the Ham It Up Against Hunger 5k event. Kelly Ochsenhirt, applicant. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that staff supports the request; however, they are concerned with the proposed road closures on River Road as there is heavy truck traffic in that area. St. George City Council Minutes August 6, 2015 Page Sixteen Angela Lopez, with the Utah Food Bank, explained that their development manager worked with staff on the traffic control plan. They are happy to address any concerns with regard to the traffic concerns. Councilmember Almquist suggested they look at a different route. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that staff suggested a different route; however, the applicant wanted to have the runners cross the road. A discussion took place on proposed route changes. Ms. Lopez will pass the Council’s concerns to the development manager. City Manager Gary Esplin noted that changing the route to not cross River Road would save them in costs as they will not have to have as much traffic control. Ms. Lopez mentioned that they plan on making this an annual event. City Manager Gary Esplin stated if they can come up with an alternate route, it can return for a discussion at the next work meeting. REPEAL CITY CODE/ORDINANCE: Consider approval of an ordinance repealing Title 4, Chapter 3 of City code pertaining to the inspection and cleaning of property. Deputy City Attorney Paula Houston advised this is an ordinance repealing Title 4, Chapter 3 of City code pertaining to the inspection and cleaning of property. It has some conflicts with some of the newer provisions and has not been used in years. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to repeal Title 4, Chapter 3 of City code pertaining to the inspection and cleaning of property. 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. AMEND CITY CODE/ORDINANCE: Consider approval of an ordinance amending Title 1, Chapter 12A, Section 16 of City code pertaining to inspections of property. Deputy City Attorney Paula Houston stated that this ordinance is to amend Title 1, Chapter 12A, Section 16 of City code pertaining to inspections of property. Language has been added to clarify the right to inspect, making it represent how the City actually handles cases, how officers enter onto property and how inspections are done. Additionally, it adds in the provision that officers comply with Utah law and the Fourth Amendment. It does not change anything that is currently being done. St. George City Council Minutes August 6, 2015 Page Seventeen Councilmember Hughes noted that some of the concerns in the past have been that although the City followed the law, the ordinance currently states that officers were authorized to inspect a property. It did not clarify that officers need to follow and comply with Utah law and the Fourth Amendment. City Attorney Shawn Guzman stated that a federal judge ruled that the current language is constitutional; however, staff wanted to make that clear. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the amendments to the language to Title 1, Chapter 12A, Section 16 of City code regarding inspections of property. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial. 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. AMEND CITY CODE/ORDINANCE: Consider approval of an ordinance amending Title 4, Chapter 4 of City code adopting the recycling waste collection program with a limited time opt-out provision. City Attorney Shawn Guzman explained that this ordinance pertains to the recycling program. The proposed ordinance has some technical changes and outlines the recycling program and opt out procedures. Residents who are utility customers as of October 31, 2015 have until November 1, 2015 to notify the City that they wish to opt out in a manner specified in the ordinance. There is a provision for those that have extraordinary circumstances in the future to be able to possibly opt out if they make the request to the review board. The review board shall consist of one employee from the finance department, one employee from the public works department and one employee at large. Councilmember Bowcutt asked if there would be an advantage to have one board member who is not an employee of the City. City Attorney Shawn Guzman replied that the Council can structure the board as they wish. Mayor Pike explained that if someone who opts out wants to opt back in they can. City Attorney Shawn Guzman explained that he and Administrative Services Director Deanna Brklacich worked on the ordinance with staff input. There was no input from the Solid Waste Board. Councilmember Hughes noted that there have been talk in the community about mandatory versus opt out. People cannot be forced to recycle; however, the City wants to encourage people to do so. It would have been much easier on City staff to make this mandatory. St. George City Council Minutes August 6, 2015 Page Eighteen Administrative Services Director Deanna Brklacich explained that staff has been working with the Solid Waste District on the campaign. The goal is to educate customers as to why they should recycle and the benefits of recycling. The “Blu” stands for better landfill utilization. She explained how customers will be notified and given information about the program. Support Services Marc Mortensen stated that a new website was launched about tonight. The opt out period begins September 1st. He showed the website – www.blucan.org which includes a link to opt out. Additionally customers can opt out by calling 627-4226 or in person at the utility office. Administrative Services Director Deanna Brklacich explained that to opt in, customers do not need to do anything. She encouraged customers to use the website to opt out as it will be easier for staff. City Attorney Shawn Guzman stated that curbside recycling is exclusively with Washington County Solid Waste. Under the agreement with the District, the City cannot allow other companies to offer curbside recycling. Mayor Pike commented that Republic Services offers curbside recycling now, privately. They have 2,500 customers throughout the County. Administrative Services Director Deanna Brklacich clarified when the curbside recycling contract was being negotiated, Republic Waste Services advised to stop sending new customers their way as they have stopped taking new applications. Per Neil Schwendiman with the Washington County Solid Waste District, stated that they will coordinate if there are customers using Republic Waste Services for curbside recycling. Curbside recycling will be exclusive to the Solid Waste District. Mayor Pike added that the recycling “binnies” will stay in place for now. Glass will not be included in curbside recycling; customers will have to take them to the “binnies”. He added that this will lengthen the life of the landfill by a decade or more. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to approve the ordinance amending Title 4, Chapter 4 of City code, adopting the recycling waste program, with the limited time opt out provision as explained. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall. 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. AGREEMENT/RESOLUTION: Consider approval of a resolution approving an agreement between the Washington County Special Services District No. 1 and the City of St. George and between the Washington County Special Services District No. 1 and Dixie Waste Services, Inc. for curbside residential recycling collection. St. George City Council Minutes August 6, 2015 Page Nineteen City Attorney Shawn Guzman explained the resolution is to approve an agreement between the Washington County Solid Waste District (Washington County Special Services District No. 1) and the City for curbside residential recycling collection services. It also approves an agreement between Dixie Waste Services, Inc. and the Washington County Special Services District No. 1. He and Administrative Services Director Deanna Brklacich met with attorney for the Solid Waste District. They have reviewed the agreement as has staff. Councilmember Hughes excused himself, since his brother is the President and majority owner of Dixie Waste. Councilmember Arial asked if he needs to step out or if he can just declare the possible conflict of interest. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised that Councilmember Hughes does not need to, but can if he chooses to. Councilmember Hughes stepped out. City Attorney Shawn Guzman added that the agreement is for 5 years. At that time, the District will put the services out to bid again. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the resolution approving an agreement between the Washington County Special Services District No. 1 and the City of St. George and between the Washington County Special Services District No. 1 and Dixie Waste Services, Inc. for curbside residential recycling collection. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt. VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a roll call vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. SALE OF CITY PROPERTY: Consider approval to sell City property located in the Virgin River and also at the rear of the lot located at 2850 South Palm Circle. Nathan Hendrickson, applicant. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the property is located near the Ft. Pearce Wash, not the Virgin River. The title report shows that the previous owner has encroached onto City property significantly. Staff met with Mr. Hendrickson and is recommending selling the property at $1.50 a square foot as the City has done previously in the Bloomington Hills area; however, the owner is requesting it be lower. He referred the Council to the map to see the size of the encroachment. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the sale of City property located in the Ft. Pearce wash area, the lot located at 2850 South Palm Circle in the amount of $1.50 a square foot. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial. VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows: St. George City Council Minutes August 6, 2015 Page Twenty Councilmember Almquist – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. FINAL PLAT: Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the final plat for Aspen Estates Phase 1, an 18-lot residential subdivision located at approximately 2930 South and 3000 East Street; zoning is R-1-10. Councilmember Hughes returned. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the final plat for Aspen Estates Phase 1. 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. FINAL PLAT: Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the final plat for Desert Crest Phase 1, a 16-lot residential subdivision located at approximately 5980 South Desert Canyons Parkway; zoning is PD-R. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to approve the final plat for Desert Crest Phase 1. 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. FINAL PLAT: Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the final plat for SunRiver St. George Phase 40, a 19-lot residential subdivision located at Grapevine Drive and Pearl Vista Drive (at approximately 1360 West and 5210 South); zoning is PD-R. St. George City Council Minutes August 6, 2015 Page Twenty-one MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the final plat for SunRiver St. George Phase 40. 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. FINAL PLAT: Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the final plat for SunRiver St. George Phase 41, a 22-lot residential subdivision located at Grapevine Drive (at approximately 1500 West and 5250 South); zoning is PD-R. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the final plat for SunRiver St. George Phase 41. 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. Councilmember Almquist asked what the existing density is in SunRiver. Mr. Jenkins stated that the density is approximately four units per acre with the golf course. COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT: Consider approval of a cooperative agreement between the Aeronautical Operations Division of the State of Utah and the City of St. George. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that this is a housekeeping item and will be the last payment from the federal government. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to approve the agreement between the Aeronautical Operations Division of the State of Utah and the City of St. George. 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 St. George City Council Minutes August 6, 2015 Page Twenty-two Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. APPOINTMENTS: Mayor Pike recommended appointing Bill Western, an architect and Gary Colf, a plumber with fire expertise to the Board of Appeals. Additionally, he recommended appointing Melanie Hinton to the Museum Board. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the appointments. 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. MINUTES: Consider approval of the minutes from the meeting held on May 21, 2015. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the minutes for May 21, 2015. 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. MINUTES: Consider approval of the minutes from the meeting held on June 4, 2015. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bowcutt to approve the minutes for June 4, 2015. 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 St. George City Council Minutes August 6, 2015 Page Twenty-three Councilmemb...


City Council Minutes 09/03/2015:
ST. GEORGE CITY COUNCIL MINUTES REGULAR MEETING SEPTEMBER 3, 2015, 5:00 P.M. CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS PRESENT: Mayor Jon Pike Councilmember Gil Almquist Councilmember Michele Randall Councilmember Joe Bowcutt Councilmember Bette Arial City Manager Gary Esplin Deputy City Attorney Paula Houston City Recorder Christina Fernandez EXCUSED: Councilmember Jimmie Hughes OPENING: Mayor Pike called the meeting to order and welcomed all in attendance. The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag was led Logan Malcolm and the invocation was offered by Pastor Michael Chamness with the Shepherd of the Hills United Methodist Church. Councilmember Randall mentioned that her son recently returned from a deployment in Iraq. He told her that he was more protected there than our police officers are here. She thanked the St. George Police Department for their service and asked that people show their respect to police officers. Mayor Pike read a proclamation proclaiming the month of September as Recovery Awareness Month. Councilmember Arial arrived. Mayor Pike read a proclamation proclaiming September 17 – 23, 2015 as Constitution Week. Mayor Pike then left the meeting for a groundbreaking ceremony. COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC: Carl Palmer, resident, stated he does not like what is happening with the Sunbowl and the Dixie Round Up Rodeo. He mentioned when he was young, they looked forward to attending Rodeo festivities. Now, the SunBowl is about 2/3 full when the Rodeo takes place. He believes the SunBowl and the Round Up Rodeo have become stagnant because people do not like to go out in the evening and sit on concrete; the heat, dusty parking lots and lighting are issues as well. He suggests the SunBowl be updated by taking out the concrete seats and replaced with stadium seating, installing a level roof and a second tier of stadium seating. If updated, the SunBowl can be used for many things. He showed a picture of what he would like to see. Mayor Pro Tem Almquist introduced Alisha Burton with the Arts Commission. Alisha Burton introduced the Arts Commission members who were present. She then presented checks to grant recipients. St. George City Council Minutes September 3, 2015 Page Two Councilmember Arial mentioned that they had a tremendous amount of requests for grants. It is nice to see how alive and well the arts are in the City. She provided an update on the Electric Theater grand opening. Councilmember Bowcutt clarified that over the years, many bleachers have been brought into the SunBowl and rodeo attendance numbers have not declined. He mentioned an article in the National Lions magazine about the St. George Lions, Dixie Round Up Rodeo and the building of the SunBowl. FINANCIAL REPORT: Consider approval of the financial report for July, 2015. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that there is not much to report as this is the first month in the new fiscal year. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the financial report for July 2015. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt. VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Almquist called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist – did not vote 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 Cobra Head LED light structures and photo cells. City Manager Gary Esplin explained this is a purchase made every fiscal year. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised Electrical Wholesale Supply was the low bidder at $156,740 for 400 each of the light structures and photo cells. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to award the bid to Electrical Wholesale Supply for the Cobra Head LED lights in the amount of $156,740. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial. VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Almquist called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist – did not vote 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 two (2) 2015 1/2 ton pickup trucks for Energy Services. St. George City Council Minutes September 3, 2015 Page Three City Manager Gary Esplin explained that St. George Ford is the low bidder at $58,406 for both trucks and that the funds are included in the current budget. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to award the bid to St. George Ford for the two vehicles in the amount of $58,406. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt. VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Almquist called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist – did not vote 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 the annual purchase of bulk fuel. City Manager Gary Esplin explained this is the annual purchase of bulk fuel at $1,500,000. He reviewed the actual cost to the City for specific types of fuel, which are less than last year. It is recommended to award the bid to Overland Petroleum. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised that the amount is an estimated cost based upon usage in the prior year. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to award the bid for the bulk fuel from Overland Petroleum in the amount of $1,500,000. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt. VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Almquist called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist – did not vote 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 the 2015 slurry seal project. City Manager Gary Esplin explained this is for the annual slurry seal project as part of the overall pavement management program. The apparent low bidder is M&M Asphalt Services. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised three bids were received; the low bid submitted by M&M Asphalt Services was $160,520. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that the bid was 25% less than last year. St. George City Council Minutes September 3, 2015 Page Four MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to award the bid to M&M Asphalt Services for the 2015 slurry seal project in the amount of $160,520. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall. VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Almquist called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist – did not vote Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that the agenda packet shows which streets will be sealed. He will have staff put the information on the City’s website. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for the 2015 asphalt repair project. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised three bids were received; Western Rock was the low bidder at $305,860. City Manager Gary Esplin noted that the list of projects is included in the agenda packet. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to award the bid to Western Rock Products for the 2015 asphalt repair project in the amount of $305,860. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt. VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Almquist called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist – did not vote Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that every street is evaluated and ranked based on their need. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for the design and construction management for the Riverside Drive/Lizzy Lane Outfall Line project. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that agreement this allows to connect and get more capacity in the regional outfall line to the Regional Wastewater Treatment Plan; it is included in the current budget. It is recommended that Alpha Engineering be awarded the contract. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised that the amount of the contract is $104,173. St. George City Council Minutes September 3, 2015 Page Five Mayor Pro Tem Almquist asked if they can use the same topographic work as was used in the major regional outfall line. Water Services Director Scott Taylor explained the engineers will go there and spot check. City Manager Gary Esplin stated this regional project is anticipated to be $1.2 million. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the professional services agreement with Alpha Engineering for the design and construction management for the Riverside Drive/Lizzy Lane Outfall Line project in the amount of $104,173. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt. VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Almquist called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist – did not vote 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 the Ledges Well #1 equipment replacement. City Manager Gary Esplin explained this is for improvements at the Ledges Well. Over the last couple of years, there have been issues with keeping the motors and pumps running. Staff decided to go with a different program, replacing the submersible pump and motor with a vertical line shaft pump and motor. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised the low bidder was Gardner Brothers Drilling at $135,132.12; the three bids received were close. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bowcutt to award the bid to Gardner Brothers Drilling for the Ledges Well #1 equipment replacement in the amount of $135,132.12. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial. VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Almquist called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist – did not vote Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. FEE WAIVER: Consider approval of fee waivers for the special event permit and for the use of the Town Square west parking lot for the 1st Responders Car Show. Darren Nuttall, applicant. St. George City Council Minutes September 3, 2015 Page Six Darren Nuttall, applicant, introduced Bonnie Webb and Kyle Bringhurst. They have come together to put hold a first responders appreciation car show and an all abilities walk. The event will be held in the Town Square west parking lot. He explained that this event is a fundraiser for Project Lifesaver; he then explained the Project Lifesaver program. Approximately 200 classic cars will be on display. Ms. Webb, the President of Southern Utah Autism Support Group, explained the all abilities walk will take place at Town Square. The walk will be on Halloween beginning at 10:00 a.m. She mentioned that her four children are autistic, two of them wander. The bracelets are made so they are not easily removed. City Manager Gary Esplin stated that the City is a partial sponsor; therefore, the event can be advertised on the digital boards on Bluff Street and by the hospital as well as through a link on the City’s website. He explained that the All Abilities Park will be secure to prevent those with special abilities from wandering away from the park. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the fee waivers for the special event permit and for the use of the Town Square parking lot for the 1st Responders Car Show and all abilities walk. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial. VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Almquist called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist – did not vote Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. FEE WAIVER: Consider approval of fee waivers for the special event permit and for the use of Cottonwood Cove Park for the Utah Foster Care Fall BBQ event. KC Clark, applicant. City Manager Gary Esplin noted staff concerns which include the applicant obtaining approval from the Health Department and vehicular traffic on the trail. KC Clark, applicant, explained this event is a BBQ to honor licensed foster families. She spoke with Robert Beers with the Health Department; they will not need a permit. Additionally, they are aware that they are to park in the parking lot and walk on the trail to reach the pavilion. Councilmember Arial left the meeting. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the fee waivers for the special event permit and for the use of Cottonwood Cove Park for the Utah Foster Care Fall BBQ. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt. VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye St. George City Council Minutes September 3, 2015 Page Seven The vote was unanimous and the motion carried FEE WAIVER/USE OF ANDRUS HOME: Consider approval of a special event permit fee waiver, a fee waiver of the use of Town Square, to use the Andrus Home for artist green room services and for the use of the City’s platform stage for the Live United LIVE 2015 Music Festival. Jeffrey Hall, applicant. City Manager Gary Esplin outlined the request. Rebekah Pectol, with United Way, stated that 100% of the funding that United Way earns goes right back to 17 local non-profit organizations. She introduced Dan Drown, Chairperson for the United Way Board of Directors, and outlined the event which will take place on October10, 2015 at Town Square. They are requesting a special permit fee waiver, a fee waiver for the use of Town Square, to use the Andrus Home for the artist green room services and to use the City’s smaller platform stage. Mr. Drown added that they will be giving away a VW convertible bug this year. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the special permit fee waiver, a fee waiver for the use of Town Square, a fee waiver for the use the Andrus Home and to use the City’s platform stage. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt. VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Almquist called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. FEE WAIVER: Consider approval of a fee waiver for the use of the Social Hall for the St. George Musical Theater fundraising event. St. George Musical Theater, applicant. City Manager Gary Esplin stated that the St. George Musical Theater has requested a fee waiver for the use the Social Hall for a fundraising event. Councilmember Randall stated the event will take place on November 7, 2015. The dinner will be held at the Social Hall followed by a performance at the Opera House. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bowcutt to approve the fee waiver for the use of the Social Hall on November 7, 2015 for the St. George Musical Theater fundraising event. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall. VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Almquist called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. St. George City Council Minutes September 3, 2015 Page Eight SET PUBLIC HEARING: Planning & Zoning Manager John Willis stated that the Planning Commission at its meeting held on August 25, 2015 recommended to set public hearings for September 24, 2015 to consider the following: 1) A general plan amendment from Employment and Medium Density Residential to Medium High Density Residential on approximately 51.95 acres generally located at approximately 1280 West and 4700 South; and 2) A zone change amendment to allow the use of a small commercial showroom for a pottery sales business and to continue the use of two (2) existing residences on property located at 95 South 200 East. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to set the public hearings for September 24, 2015. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt. VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Almquist called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. FINAL PLAT: Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the final plat for Escapes at the Ledges Phase 6, a 12-lot residential subdivision located at approximately 1600 West 4950 North; zoning is PD-R. This is the last phase and becomes the amenity area. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bowcutt to approve the final plat for Escapes at the Ledges Phase 6. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall. VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Almquist called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. FINAL PLAT AMENDMENT: Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the final plat amendment for Escapes at the Ledges Phase 1 Amended, a 31-lot amended residential subdivision located at approximately 2055 West 2600 North; zoning is RD-R. The purpose of the amendment is to amend lots 106 – 108, 112, 119, 123, 126, 130 and 131. Lots 106, 112, 120, 123, 126 and 131 were increased in size to accommodate a larger building footprint and the others were adjusted to account for that. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the final plat amendment for Escapes at the Ledges Phase 1 Amended. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Almquist called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye St. George City Council Minutes September 3, 2015 Page Nine The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. FINAL PLAT AMENDMENT: Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the final plat amendment for Escapes at the Ledges Phase 2 Amended, a 21-lot amended residential subdivision located at Caledonia Dunes Drive and Escapes Drive; zoning is RD-R. The purpose of the amendment is to amend lots 204 – 208, 212 and 219. Lots 204, 205, 212 and 219 were increased in size to accommodate a larger building footprint. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to approve the final plat amendment for Escapes at the Ledges Phase 2 Amended. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall. VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Almquist called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. FINAL PLAT AMENDMENT: Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the final plat amendment for Villa Highlands at Hidden Valley Phase 1 Amended, a 15-unit residential amended subdivision located at London Lane and Athens Drive; zoning is PD-R. The purpose of the amendment is to enlarge the private ownership areas of units 1- 4, 14 and 15. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bowcutt to approve the final plat amendment for Villa Highlands at Hidden Valley Phase 1 Amended. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Almquist. VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Almquist called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PRELIMINARY PLAT: Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the preliminary plat for Sienna Park Condominiums at Stone Bridge, a 60-lot residential subdivision development located at 271 North Country Lane; zoning is PD-R. These lots are in addition to the ten that have already been developed in Stone Bridge. In 2005, it was approved subject to the first unit adjacent to Country Lane and a maintenance easement agreement. Per the agreement, they were allowed to reduce the setback on some of the units. City Manager Gary Esplin noted there is a tee on number 6 at Black Rock. The setback is a lot more than 20 feet from the golf course. When the first development occurred, the developer was granted the right to reduce the setback and deed the lava to the City since the City did not want to disturb the lava along the edge. They do not need the setback reduction on the other lots, only the ones by the tees. St. George City Council Minutes September 3, 2015 Page Ten Mayor Pro Tem explained that he was on the Planning Commission at the time and he remembers it the same as City Manager Gary Esplin. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the preliminary plat for Sienna Park Condominiums at Stone Bridge. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt. VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Almquist called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING: Consider approval of a memorandum of understanding for the Washington County Drug Task Force. City Manager Gary Esplin explained this is an agreement that allows the City to sign an interlocal agreement for the Washington County Drug Task Force as has been done in the past. Chief Stratton explained that this agreement is with the St. George Police Department and the Drug Task Force. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bowcutt to approve the Mayor to sign the Drug Task Force MOU. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall. VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Almquist called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. MINUTES: Consider approval of the minutes from the regular meeting held on July 9, 2015. Councilmember Bowcutt mentioned that in this meeting, the Council suggested tabling the food services proposal for the airport and submitting an RFP to see if there are any other interested. He asked if the RFP has been done. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that there are no funds available in the current budget; however, if monies are found, an RFP would be submitted. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to approve the minutes for July 9, 2015. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall. VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Almquist called for a vote, as follows: St. George City Council Minutes September 3, 2015 Page Eleven Councilmember Almquist – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. MINUTES: Consider approval of the minutes from the meeting held on July 16, 2015. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the minutes from July 16, 2015. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt. VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Almquist called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. Mayor Pro Tem Almquist called for a short recess. Mayor Pike returned. He mentioned that he attended a ribbon cutting for Tonaquint Networks at Shadow Mountain Park. PUBLIC HEARING/AMEND CITY CODE/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider amending Title 9, Chapter 13 of City Code pertaining to off premises signs. Planning & Zoning Manager John Willis stated this has been discussed at previous Council meetings. Since then, staff has worked with sign companies to address their concerns. He presented a PowerPoint presentation outlining some of the proposed amendments; potential structure color options; photos of different billboards throughout the City; and potential colors. Councilmember Almquist noted that the options for potential structure colors are all dark; he noted that having a lighter option may be a good idea. The Council agreed to add Pantone 465 to the potential structure colors suggested by staff. Councilmember Bowcutt inquired about the 5-member review board as shown on line 794. Mr. Willis explained that the sign review board is in place; however, there have not been any meetings. He is not sure who is on the board. Councilmember Bowcutt suggested a board member be a representative from the sign industry. Mayor Pike opened the public hearing. St. George City Council Minutes September 3, 2015 Page Twelve Ray Draper with Young Electric Sign Company asked that the Council approve what has been proposed. Currently, they are limited with billboard space; the proposed ordinance will give them additional space to install signs. Ed Baca, citizen, inquired if the proposed ordinance will impact the University or DXATC signs with regards to toning down the brightness. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the DXATC will not have a sign and the Dixie State University sign will have to be looked at as he does not know if it will meet the proposed standards. Additional signs will have to be discussed at a later time as it was not listed on the agenda. He stated that staff supports the proposed amendments as presented. Mike Helm with YESCO Outdoor thanked the City for their working with them. He explained the distance requirements and how the lights illuminate. Deputy City Attorney Paula Houston explained that with regards to lighting, staff looked at percentages; however, it was easier to create a box for the sign view area. Mayor Pike closed the public hearing. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to approve the amendments to Title 9, Chapter 13 of City Code pertaining to off premises signs as Mr. Willis has presented. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt. Councilmember Bowcutt commented that there are other areas of the sign ordinance that need to be addressed quickly. Councilmember Randall noted that previous and present Council’s have different views on signs. She suggested discussing other possible changes at a work meeting. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the past Council did not dislike signs. Caution needs to be taken when looking at the rest of the ordinance. He asked that the Council give staff specific changes they would like to see. Deputy City Attorney Paula Houston commented that staff is researching the Supreme Court ruling to see how it affects the current ordinance or changes that may be made. Discussions will take place at the ULCT conference later this month; staff will return with some ideas. Staff has worked with several entities on this proposed amendment to see how they address signs. VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a roll call vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried REPORTS FROM MAYOR, COUNCILMEMBERS AND CITY MANAGER: No reports were given. St. George City Council Minutes September 3, 2015 Page Thirteen ADJOURN TO C...


City Council Minutes 05/28/2015:
ST. GEORGE CITY COUNCIL MINUTES REGULAR MEETING MAY 28, 2015, 5:00 P.M. ADMINISTRATIVE CONFERENCE ROOM PRESENT: Mayor Jon Pike Councilmember Jimmie Hughes Councilmember Michele Randall Councilmember Joe Bowcutt Councilmember Bette Arial City Manager Gary Esplin City Attorney City Attorney Shawn Guzman City Recorder Christina Fernandez EXCUSED: Councilmember Gil Almquist OPENING: Mayor Pike called the meeting to order and welcomed all in attendance. The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag was led by Public Works Director Cameron Cutler and the invocation was offered by Matt Loo with the Snow Canyon Stake. City Manager Gary Esplin introduced golf employees Joe Manumaleuna, Steve Larsen and Colby Cowan. He recently visited Sunbrook Golf Course and it looks better than it ever has. The budget includes a request to promote Mr. Manumaleuna to Assistant Superintendent. Mayor Pike introduced Kelle Stephens, President of the DXATC. Ms. Stephens provided an update on their plan to meet the requirement for funding of their new building. She showed and outlined the proposed master plan, floor plans and conceptual renderings. The County Commissioners would like every community to participate; the City of St. George has donated 10 acres as well as the terminal building. She asked the Council to keep in mind that there might be an opportunity to participate in the bond and mentioned the municipalities that may be willing to help. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for the Little Valley Pickleball Phase 4 lighting. City Manager Gary Esplin explained the cost of the lighting from Musco Lighting Equipment is $259,000 for the 12 courts. In order to make the Senior Games deadline, the project needs to move forward quickly. Councilmember Bowcutt inquired about the lights being guaranteed for 25 years. Leisure Services Director Kent Perkins explained that if lights dim or go out, they will be replaced. City Manager Gary Esplin stated that staff will be able to control the lights off site. The cost is under the engineer’s estimate. Councilmember Bowcutt asked if this is included in the current budget or will it be paid out of RAP Tax. St. George City Council Minutes May 28, 2015 Page Two City Manager Gary Esplin stated that the City has not received very much from the RAP tax; therefore, the funds will have to be obtained through an inter-fund loan. Next year, enough funds will be received to pay for the project. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bowcutt to award the bid for the Little Valley Pickleball Phase 4 lighting in the amount of $259,000 to Musco Lighting Equipment. 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 The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. CHANGE ORDER: Consider award of a change order for the All Abilities Park structural retaining walls. City Manager Gary Esplin advised JP Excavating is the contractor doing the excavation and the civil work around the site. Since they were already on site, the process can be streamlined through a change order. It will cost $268,500 to build the structural retaining walls. In order to have the volcano and water features for the train, concrete walls are needed. This change order would be for installing the structural retaining walls. The original amount allocated was $413,000. The project is still under budget. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the change order for the All Abilities Park structural retaining walls. 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 The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. Parks Planning Manager Jeff Peay showed an overall site plan, construction details, retaining wall layouts, and retaining wall profiles. City Manager Gary Esplin stated that the plan is to make the volcano interactive. Because of that, it may push back the opening. Leisure Services Director Kent Perkins provided an update on the Cremation Gardens at Tonaquint Cemetery. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for the Hela Seegmiller parking lot. St. George City Council Minutes May 28, 2015 Page Three City Manager Gary Esplin stated that there are extra dollars with the donation from Dixie Power which the City committed in using the money on the farm. There is already interest in using the facilities there. The low bid is $97,914 from Western Rock Products. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to award the bid for the Hela Seegmiller parking lot to Western Rock Products in the amount of $97,914. 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 The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. DISCUSSION ON THE 2015-2016 FISCAL BUDGET PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT: Public Works Director Cameron Cutler presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: Public Works Department; and St. George Municipal Airport. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that with regards to a proposed name change, he hopes staff looks into the FAA requirements. A regional airport may have to have a board of directors. Mr. Cutler continued with his PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: Suntran; and Development. City Manager Gary Esplin explained City Works is a program that is very well used. He mentioned that business licensing will be moving downstairs around June 15th. Councilmember Bowcutt asked if City Works can track planning and zoning. Mr. Cutler explained that he is not sure; he will have to look into that. Economic & Housing Development Director Matt Loo explained that originally the module for permit tracking was a beta; however, the module has improved since then. Mr. Cutler continued with his PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: Public Works Organization; Customer Service; Streets; Pavement Management Comparison; Mill & Re-Pave; Cold In-Place Recycling; and Chip Seal. Mayor Pike mentioned the bike lanes on Main Street between Bluff Street and 700 South. Additionally, he said chip sealing is not a good surface to ride a bike on. Mr. Cutler continued with his PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: Seal Coat (Mastic Sealant or HA5); Capital Projects; and I-15 Underpass at Mall. He mentioned that sat in a presentation on auto CAD, some of which he may be able to implement in the Planning Department. St. George City Council Minutes May 28, 2015 Page Four Councilmember Hughes mentioned that he received an email from UDOT regarding a phone app called click n’ fix. The app allows citizens to take a picture of a road issue to be fixed. HOUSING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT: Economic & Housing Development Director Matt Loo stated that business licensing will be relocating downstairs to better assist customers. The Golf Division budget was cut $100,000 from the previous year; their biggest need is equipment. He outlined the proposed changes for personnel in the Golf Division. With regard to SwitchPoint, they are working with Welcome Homes (formerly Dixie Care and Share). He explained that the added costs in the Economic Development budget are for remodeling and personnel changes. Councilmember Arial asked if there is additional office space at the City Commons building. City Manager Gary Esplin stated that there may be some space available in the Leisure Services Division. Mr. Loo mentioned grants that have been obtained from Department of Workforce Services and Larry H. Miller for SwitchPoint. Additionally, he mentioned that he and Mayor Pike met with a young lady who has suggestions on how to help the homeless. ENERGY SERVICES DEPARTMENT: Energy Services Director Laurie Mangum stated that power prices and the cost of gas will be the same next year; however, there are increased costs for transmission. She mentioned that she requested a new position, an Energy Analyst. Last year, they did 20 solar roof-top projects, this year they have had 42. They need someone to manage the program. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that in a June work meeting, there will be discussions about solar installations and issues that have to be addressed. Ms. Mangum explained that staff looked at solar programs across the country. Staff has come up with a really good program that she will bring to Council in June. She showed a map of the street lighting plan in the historical district. Staff is in the process of refurbishing old street lights. City Manager Gary Esplin stated that Main Street has no lighting capacity. Staff came up with a plan to fix that. Ms. Mangum mentioned they will be changing all street lights to LED. She showed a map outlining the Street Replacement Project. It will take approximately 5 years to change all of the lights. This will save approximately $70,000 annually in power costs. Additionally, she showed a site plan and yard master plan for a proposed new control building. The cost of the new building is $800,000 and $200,000 a year for four years for the street light replacement. Mayor Pike stated that he continues to get rave reviews on the Energy Services staff. St. George City Council Minutes May 28, 2015 Page Five Ms. Mangum mentioned the APPA Lineman Rodeo that her staff took part in. The team did not place, but they had a great time. Mayor Pike called for a short recess. ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES DEPARTMENT: Administrative Services Director Deanna Brklacich presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: Department Goals. She explained that the budget increases due to requested capital outlays. Although management is new, they are capable and are doing a good job. Mayor Pike inquired about what the administrative costs might be for curbside recycling. Ms. Brklacich stated that there is a $.50 charge on the bill to cover the cost of garbage pickup. Staff does four billing cycles, about 40,000 customers in all. LEGAL DEPARTMENT: City Manager Gary Esplin commented that as part of Legal Department’s budget discussion, City Attorney Shawn Guzman would like to adjourn to a closed session to discuss ongoing litigation items that could affect the cost and needs for his budget. REPORTS FROM MAYOR, COUNCILMEMBERS AND CITY MANAGER: City Manager Gary Esplin explained when the airport was built; the City had to enter into a contract with SITLA because there were not enough funds available to purchase the land all at once. If the City still owes SITLA, the grant funds from FAA will be received incrementally. The contract with SITLA through December 2015; however, there is no prepayment. He suggests paying off SITLA this current budget year, saving $26,000 in interest and receive the entire lump sum of $10 million from the FAA. The consensus of the Council is to do that. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that yesterday was the last day to protest releasing the old airport. He is not aware of any comments received. When all is said and done, the replacement airport would have been with $0 cost to the City. A trust fund will be established with excess funds to assist with airport expenses. Additionally, this will allow the City to bill the State for the DXATC property. APPOINTMENTS: Mayor Pike recommended appointing Dr. Nancy Allred, John Kessler and Marianne Hamilton to the Arts Commission. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bowcutt. 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 The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. St. George City Council Minutes May 28, 2015 Page Six City Manager Gary Esplin and Mayor Pike reminded the Council about the employee Art Show taking place at the City Commons building. Councilmember Arial mentioned the western exhibit at the Arts Museum. The Children’s Museum is getting new exhibits and they received a donation from a gentleman who does not want to have the school classes charged for visiting. She met with Steve Bingham and Della Lowe regarding the Youth City Council; she outlined some of the activities they will be doing this year. Additionally, she mentioned that the St. George Musical Theater needs a box office. Councilmember Randall mentioned the Freedom Eagle monument at the Veteran’s Home in Ivins. Additionally, she mentioned the event honoring veterans that will take place on Saturday at the Abbey Inn. Washington City has renamed the Veterans Day Parade to the Washington County Veterans Day Parade. A discussion took place about schools not having Veteran’s Day off. Councilmember Randall mentioned the Honor Flight happening in June. Councilmembers Bowcutt and Hughes did not provide reports. Councilmember Arial read a thank you note received from Dan Toone regarding the City purchasing a piece of art he created. Mayor Pike mentioned a magazine named Desert Companion which has a section on Utah. He provided an update on the proposed Sandstone Quarry trail and stated that Airbnb’s, as part of code enforcement, should be addressed. City Attorney Shawn Guzman explained this issue came about as a result of a complaint about an ad on a website. A discussion took place regarding possible challenges with airbnb’s. ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION: MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to discuss ongoing litigation. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial. VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a roll call vote, as follows: Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. The meeting reconvened following the closed session. LEGAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT: City Attorney Shawn Guzman stated that with regard to the Code Enforcement budget, City Manager Gary Esplin approved what was requested. The majority of the Legal St. George City Council Minutes May 28, 2015 Page Seven Services Department budget is for personnel costs. He mentioned that staff has been taking computers to court rather than paper files. Although he feels it is needed, the additional attorney position was not approved. He provided an update on Worker’s Comp claims and rates and mentioned tasks his staff is involved in. The cost for the additional attorney position, including benefits, is approximately $102,000. Additionally, he mentioned that a change during the legislative session with regards to some crimes will move County cases to the City for prosecution. Councilmember Bowcutt mentioned that there has been a challenge in the zoning with plats. Civil Attorney Victoria Hales has such a load at the courthouse that the plats do not get handled in a timely manner. A challenge at the Planning Commission is that they get plats that still need legal approval, which should be done prior to the meeting. City Attorney Shawn Guzman explained that a plat needing legal approval does not always mean that Ms. Hales has not reviewed them. Normally, the plats are missing. These plats are being turned in by engineers that are not doing their jobs. He mentioned that many times staff is trying to help event promoters get things taken care of the night before an event because they do not have everything in order. Staff does many things behind the scenes to see that things get done. Mayor Pike stated that the budget more or less balances. He asked City Manager Gary Esplin to explain how this position and others that were not approved would be funded if the Council decides to add them. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the budget includes $1.9 million that is unallocated. In the past, staff has taken revenue projections and tries to be optimistic and provide a buffer. Personnel costs account for approximately 68% of the budget this year. Of the 16 new positions requested; 14 of them were cut. All positions requested were justified. The City may not have the funds in the future to cover additional personnel. Whenever the City is asked to do something, the Council never says no. Mayor Pike and City Manager Gary Esplin provided an update on a meeting they had with the County Commissioners recently. The Council then discussed recreational facilities, taxes and fees. Mayor Pike commented that if the Council would like to make any adjustments, they need to let him know by next Thursday. Councilmember Bowcutt commented that there is a need for another attorney. Councilmember Arial noted that she doesn’t think the City can afford it. Administrative Services Director Deanna Brklacich advised the City is required to hold one public hearing by law. That hearing will be held on June 4th. The budget then needs to be adopted by June 22nd. A discussion took place regarding vote centers versus polling locations. The Council decided to keep things as they currently are. ADJOURN: MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to adjourn. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Hughes. St. George City Council Minutes May 28, 2015 Page Eight VOTE: Mayor Pike cal...


City Council Minutes 06/06/2002:
ST. GEORGE CITY COUNCIL MINUTES REGULAR MEETING JUNE 6, 2002, 4:00 P.M. CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS PRESENT: Mayor Daniel McArthur Council Member Sharon Isom Council Member Suzanne Allen Council Member Rod Orton Council Member Bob Whatcott Council Member Larry Gardner City Manager Gary Esplin City Attorney Jonathan Wright City Recorder Gay Cragun OPENING: Mayor McArthur called the meeting to order and welcomed all in attendance. The salute to the flag was led by Ryan Davies and the invocation was offered by Carol Sapp. Mayor McArthur announced that the Pine View Track Team won the State track tournament INTRODUCTION OF NEW EMPLOYEE: Public Works Director Larry Bulloch introduced David Ulane, the City's new Airport Manager. He advised that Mr. Ulane was most recently the airport manager in Cody, Wyoming, and has a formal education in aviation management and has worked extensively with the regional and district FAA. Mr. Ulane stated he and his wife were enthralled with the community and excited to be here and help with plans for the new replacement airport. PRESENTATION OF AWARD TO WASTEWATER DIVISION: Paul Kraulf, a representation of the Water Environment Federation, explained that the Federation is made up of 50,000 wastewater individuals from around the world. He presented Wastewater Division employees Keith Pendleton and Cody Chadburn with a safety award on behalf of the Department. EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION: Chief Stratton recognized Sgt. Vickie Hughes, a recent recipient of the Emergency Medical Dispatcher Award for the State of Utah in 2002. VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS RECOGNITION: Fire Chief Robert Stoker introduced Ron Larson and LeGrand Fawcett, who are retiring as Volunteer Firefighters for the City of St. George. Mr. Larson has served the City in this capacity for 42 years, and Mr. Fawcett has served for 35 years. Mayor McArthur presented them with plaques in recognition of their service. VIDEO UPDATE: Marc Mortensen presented a video update on the golf courses, the Canyons complex, and the Public Works Department. Mayor McArthur advised that item 6A2 to discuss traffic issues in the Bloomington Hills agenda will be stricken from the agenda at the request of the applicant. Council Member Isom advised that over the past three months she has been very ill and not able to attend City Council meetings. She thanked everyone for the cards, letters and calls wishing her well. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for the purchase of grass seed for City golf courses. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen explained that six bid packets were sent out but only two bids were received. One was a no bid, and the other was from Helena St. George City Council Minutes June 6, 2002 Page Two Chemical in the amount of $64,800. This bid is in line with last year's seed bid, and staff recommends award of the bid to Helena Chemical in the amount of $64,800. A motion was made by Council Member Isom and seconded by Council Member Allen to award the bid to Helena Chemical in the amount of $64,800. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of a blanket purchase order for mega lugs and fittings for the Water Department. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen presented two bids received: Plumber's Supply $22,638.00 Scholzen Products $19,657.41 She recommended award to the low bidder, Scholzen Products, in an amount not to exceed $50,000 for the year. A motion was made by Council Member Orton and seconded by Council Member Gardner to award the bid to Scholzen Products in an amount not to exceed $50,000 for the year. 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. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for the airport seal coat and rehabilitation project. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen presented three bids received: Gordon Paving $173,009.40 A T Asphalt Paving $185,407.50 Jack B. Parson Co. $191,237.00 She recommended award to the low bidder, Gordon Paving, in the amount of $173,009.40. Mayor McArthur inquired when the airport would be closed to perform this maintenance. Public Works Director Larry Bulloch replied the airport would be closed beginning Friday, June 14 at 8:30 p.m. until 6:00 a.m. Sunday, June 16. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that staff was concerned there was not enough funding to do the entire airport, so they reduced the scope of the work by a certain percentage to get under the budget. He suggested that after award of the bid, a change order be authorized to the low bidder to complete the entire project. The total budget is $200,000 for this project. St. George City Council Minutes June 6, 2002 Page Three A motion was made by Council Member Isom and seconded by Council Member Gardner to award the bid to Gordon Paving and approve a change order for the total project cost of $200,000. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Allen - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for construction of the Main Street/Tabernacle roundabout. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen presented two bids received: Sunroc Corporation $225,872.85 Western Rock Const. $225,921.65 She recommended award to the low bidder, Sunroc Corporation, in the amount of $225,872.85. Traffic Engineer Aron Baker advised that construction will begin within two to three weeks and will take 75 calendar days to complete. Council Member Gardner stated he thought the City Council would have a chance to review the design before it was bid. He advised that property owners on both sides of the street are concerned with the proposed striping. City Manager Gary Esplin replied that striping would not impact the construction, and the striping issue could be resolved as the project progresses. A motion was made by Council Member Orton and seconded by Council Member Whatcott to award the bid to Sunroc Corporation in the amount of $225,872.85. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Orton - 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. Mayor McArthur announced that the public hearing concerning the mosquito abatement district was advertised for, and would be held at, 6:00 p.m. ABANDONMENT ORDINANCE: Consider approval of an ordinance abandoning a portion of existing public roadway associated with the realignment of 2450 South Street at the intersection with River Road. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Allen to approve the ordinance. Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Isom - aye St. George City Council Minutes June 6, 2002 Page Four Council Member Whatcott - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT RESOLUTION: Consider approval of a resolution authorizing an interlocal agreement with the City of Hurricane, City of Ivins, City of LaVerkin, Town of Leeds, City of Santa Clara, City of Springdale, City of Washington, and Washington County to provide for consolidation of all dispatch services of participants on specified terms and conditions. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that negotiations have been held with affected cities and the County to enter into an agreement requiring each entity to pay a portion of the costs of the dispatch and 911 system. A motion was made by Council Member Isom and seconded by Council Member Allen to approve, by resolution, the agreement as presented. Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Gardner - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING LEASE OF CITY PROPERTY: Consider approval of a resolution authorizing the sale or lease of property adjacent to the St. George Golf Club in the Bloomington Hills area. City Manager Gary Esplin explained the request is similar to one previously approved by the City Council with a lease of the property, rather than a sale. The same amount of money is being recovered from the lease as would be made from a sale. Staff recommends this property be leased also, rather than sold, so that the City can retain control over the property and easements. A motion was made by Council Member Allen and seconded by Council Member Whatcott to approve, by resolution, a lease of the property. Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Orton - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. City Attorney Jonathan Wright advised that the "lease" would in reality be a license to use the property, and the Deputy City Attorney is working with the property owner's attorney on the terms. PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/AMEND PD ELEVATIONS AND PROPERTY USES/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider a request for a zone change from R-1-40 Single Family Residential to PD Commercial and also to amend the existing PD Commercial building elevations and uses on property located north of the Flying J Station on the northeast corner of Brigham Road and I-15. Doug Hunt, representing 3D Development, LLC, applicant. St. George City Council Minutes June 6, 2002 Page Five Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained the applicants propose to add 3.4 acres presently zoned R-1-40 to the PD. The PD project is located north of the Flying J station. The applicant proposes an 18 lot commercial subdivision. He displayed a picture of the architectural theme, and advised that the building motif would vary from lot to lot. He explained that the main discussion in Planning Commission meeting centered on the list of uses. The original PD was approved in 1985, including the site plan, elevations, and list of uses. Uses are similar to those allowed in a C-3 zone. The Planning Commission recommended approval subject to deletion of ten of the original uses with an addition of four. The uses recommended for deletion include: auto repair and storage, bus terminal, child nursery, lodge or social hall, mobile home sales lot and service, nursery school, plumbing shop, sign manufacturing or sign painting, storage rental units, trailer sales and service, used car lot, and welding shop. Those recommended for addition to the approved uses include: motorcycle sales and service, pawn shop with no outside storage, retail plumbing shop, and sign manufacturing with no outside storage. The Planning Commission also recommended that language be included which allows other uses as determined by the Planning Commission to be similar in nature to the permitted uses and in harmony with the intent of the zone. The Planning Commission was concerned that if the property was sold, the new owners might not take the same care with how the project is developed. Mr. Nicholson clarified that the Planning Commission probably would not oppose a use that included sales of new cars, or new motorcycles, but would oppose sales of used cars or motorcycles exclusively. City Attorney Jonathan Wright expressed concern about how to distinguish between a new and used auto dealer if the dealer sells both. Council Member Whatcott replied that new cars are sold only by dealers, and used car lots are not able to obtain new cars for sale. Doug Glendenning, applicant, advised he felt OK about the recommended uses and understood the City's concern about what is developed at the entrance to the City. He explained he is working with Harley Davidson to build a 10,000-20,000 sq. ft. facility on the site. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing and called for a motion. A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to approve the zone change and amend the existing PD building elevations and permitted uses, and include suggested language as recommended by the Planning Commission. The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. 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 Council Member Isom - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/AMENDED PD ZONE/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider a request for an amended PD zone for Entrada by adding approximately 81 acres and 114 residential units to the original PD located on Snow Canyon Parkway and Entrada Trail. Howard Sierer, agent for the Entrada Company, applicant. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson advised that the Planning Commission recommended approval of the proposed amended plan. The applicant proposes to add 81 acres which was previously owned by State School Trust Lands along the hillside east of Snow Canyon Parkway. 114 new lots are St. George City Council Minutes June 6, 2002 Page Six proposed. One of the areas of discussion in the Planning Commission meeting centered on street lights on Snow Canyon Parkway. Staff recommends that lights be placed at the intersections and every 300 feet in uniform spacing. The applicant requests that l