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...ords including but not limited to:  ordinances, resolutions, minutes, cemetery documents, legal documents and historical


Arbor Day Celebration 2020:
...anting trees, picking up litter and helping clean up trash to beautify the cemetery


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 ar...


Parks Trails & Cemetery Press Release 06/17/2015:


Parks Trails & Cemetery Press Release 05/28/2015:


City Council Minutes 10/27/2016:
...have been long.   Councilmember Baca commented that he visited with cemetery staff today; they spoke about signage.    Councilmemb...


City Council Meeting Mintues Minutes 12/11/2019:
...bsp;   Consider award of bid to ASH Excavating for the Tonaquint Cemetery expansion.   c.       &n...


City Council Minutes 07/21/2016:
...regarding the difference in the lawn mowers for the golf course versus the cemetery.   City Manager Esplin explained some can be used on any pa...


City Council Meeting Agenda Agenda 12/11/2019:
...bsp;   Consider award of bid to ASH Excavating for the Tonaquint Cemetery expansion.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The proje...


City Council Minutes 01/05/2017:
...Pike mentioned events that are coming up in the near future as well as the cemetery cleanup taking place from January 9th - 13th.   COMMENTS FR...


Meeting Minutes Minutes 05/25/2017:
...ral.   Mr. McAfee spoke about fees currently being charged for the Cemetery as well as the level of standard of care at the City cemeteries.&n...


City Council Agenda 08/04/2016:
... acres from Kay H. Traveller Investments for an extension of the Tonaquint Cemetery. B. Consider approval of a purchase contract with Desert Valley D...


City Council Meeting agenda Agenda 08/10/2017:
...esentation on the Downtown Art District project.   6. Discussion on Cemetery standards.   7. Reports from Mayor, Councilmembers and City...


Meeting Minutes Minutes 06/01/2017:
...ilmember Randall mentioned an issue with the flags being taken down at the Cemetery; the employees have already been trained by the American Legion on...


Meeting Minutes Minutes 04/20/2017:
...he will speak with Mr. Peterson to share the cost for the roadway near the Cemetery property.  He mentioned that staff struggled with where to pl...


City Council Minutes 12/15/2016:
... a $5,000 donation for Thunder Junction.   Mayor Pike mentioned the Cemetery cleanup taking place on January 9-13, 2017.   Councilmember...


City Council Meeting Minutes Minutes 05/24/2018:
...roject on hold.  Additionally, they discussed the need for additional Cemetery property; the Virgin River South Trail repair which was not recomm...


City Council Minutes 05/07/2015:
...uld not be the place to have war memorials. It was decided that Tonaquint Cemetery would be the better place for a veteran’s memorial. The Coun...


City Council Agenda 06/18/2015:
...onsider approval of a resolution adopting a fee schedule for the Tonaquint Cemetery Cremation Garden. D. Consider approval of a resolution amending t...


City Council Minutes 03/27/2014:
... will have a short ceremony and unveiling of the monument at the Tonaquint Cemetery to honor Lee Warren. St. George City Council Minutes Marc...


City Council Agenda 02/27/2014:
...ngton Park. 4. Presentation on concept of Cremation Garden at Tonaquint Cemetery. 5. Presentation of the final concept plan for the Ele...


City Council Minutes 11/03/2016:
...ase and related title fees for additional property to expand the Tonaquint Cemetery; 11) To budget for final payments and funding for the completion o...


City Council Minutes 02/21/2002:
...in the items or get the job done as soon as possible. DISCUSSION RE CEMETERY POLICY: A discussion was held about the City's policy of p...


City Council Meeting Agenda Agenda 09/21/2017:
...side of The Ledges.   B. Consider approval of an ordinance amending Cemetery fees.   C. Consider approval of an ordinance changing the z...


City Council Meeting Minutes Minutes 12/07/2017:
...eaths Across America program.  Additionally, Mr. Field gave Tonaquint Cemetery staff a plaque thanking for their assistance with this program.&nb...


City Council Meeting Agenda Agenda 09/26/2019:
...reement and property purchase is for the future expansion of the Tonaquint Cemetery as recommended by a 2019 Parks Division needs analysis.  The ...


City Council Meeting Minutes Minutes 10/04/2018:
...    Consider award of bid to JP Excavating for the 700 East Cemetery Middle Roadway Renovation.   d.    Consider ...


City Council Minutes 05/09/2013:
...costs. He recommended one new position for a Park Planning Assistant, one Cemetery Maintenance Worker and one Equipment Operator at the Reuse Center....


City Council Minutes 10/07/1999:
...f contract for Phase 2 of the project at the Southgate Golf Club/Tonaquint Cemetery, had been withdrawn. It will be discussed at a later date. FLA...


City Council Minutes 01/11/2001:
...e. In order to accommodate drainage in the area and protect the Tonaquint Cemetery, funds were budgeted for installation of a culvert in this area. ...


City Council Minutes 05/22/2012:
...ns added the budget requests include the cremation garden at the Tonaquint Cemetery and add additional seasonal employees in the Parks Department. He...


City Council Minutes 07/28/2011:
...at the possibility of erecting a mausoleum type structure in the Tonaquint Cemetery area. The issue will be discussed in an upcoming work meeting. ...


City Council Minutes 05/05/2011:
...ess coverage at the Tonaquint Park, Tonaquint Nature Center, and Tonaquint Cemetery. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Pike to approve th...


City Council Minutes 05/26/2011:
...; and there were 1,200 parks reservations. The west side of the Tonaquint cemetery will be planted with sod this year and St. George City Council...


City Council Minutes 06/19/2008:
...Perpetual Care Fund and $140,000 from the General Fund be used for the new cemetery sexton building and $7,000 for Recreation programs, with further d...


City Council Minutes 01/12/2012:
...ore damage than was anticipated. The flood repair project by the Tonaquint Cemetery is under design. Ms. Brklacich advised that the erosion repair...


City Council Minutes 08/02/2007:
...s far as traffic, has the lowest traffic of any business use, likened to a cemetery. The facility will be well run with 90% occupancy. He stated it wo...


City Council Minutes 09/20/2007:
...he met with a gentleman today who lives in Santa Clara, yet purchased City cemetery plots at a resident rate. The gentlemen thought he purchased plots...


City Council Minutes 04/01/2004:
...vements on the south side of the bridge in front of the Tonaquint Park and Cemetery need to be done to tie in with the Kay Traveller project. The con...


City Council Minutes 04/20/2006:
... said that he didn?t believe that the pictures the neighbors showed of the cemetery, college, churches, parks, and temple are derogatory influences on...


City Council Minutes 05/15/2008:
... in the summer. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for the Tonaquint Cemetery Sexton?s office. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood recommended aw...


City Council Minutes 05/21/2002:
... with the explanation of revenues. There are no changes in irrigation and cemetery fees. The court fines are up a little bit. Other revenues are fr...


City Council Minutes 11/15/2001:
...a portion of Dixie Drive for the proposed Tonaquint Center west of the new cemetery on Tonaquint Drive. Gail Maxwell is the agent. City Manag...


City Council Minutes 05/16/2002:
...e out of irrigation water at the Southgate Golf Course, Tonaquint Park and cemetery. Their sole source of water is the Santa Clara River with supplem...


City Council Agenda 12/12/2013:
...tion Center. 2. Update and discussion on cremation gardens at Tonaquint Cemetery. 3. Discussion on SunTran advertising. 4. Update on...


City Council Minutes 09/13/2001:
... Development Commercial zone for a plant nursery to be located west of the cemetery on Dixie Drive. Lilywhite Plant World, applicant. City Manager...


City Council Minutes 02/01/2001:
...n as the driving force behind the Veteran’s Memorial at the Tonaquint Cemetery. APPOINTMENT OF CHIEF OF POLICE: Mayor McArthur recommended t...


City Council Minutes 07/10/2003:
... across the freeway to be taken to the west side to water the golf course, cemetery and other parks in the area. This line can also be used to trans...


City Council Minutes 04/27/2000:
...rney Jonathan Wright City Recorder Gay Cragun DEDICATION OF TONAQUINT CEMETERY: Parks Superintendent Lynne Scott and Mayor Daniel McArthur welc...


City Council Minutes 04/04/2002:
... it at all. This shortage will affect the Southgate Golf Course, Tonaquint Cemetery, and Sunbrook. Staff is meeting weekly to try and figure out how ...


City Council Minutes 04/13/2000:
...Leisure Services Director Kent Perkins advised the dedication of Tonaquint Cemetery is scheduled for April 27 at 4:00 p.m. DISCUSSION RE DINOSAUR T...


City Council Minutes 03/23/2000:
...proposed plan for a tennis complex to be located between the new Tonaquint Cemetery and the Tonaquint Park and Nature Center. She advised the propose...


City Council Minutes 01/09/2003:
...ob Nicholson explained that the property is located north of the Tonaquint Cemetery along Dixie Drive, and the amendment is almost a wash in terms of ...


City Council Minutes 03/14/2002:
... from a clean air standpoint, as there is no burning. DISCUSSION RE CEMETERY FEES FOR VETERANS: City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the...


City Council Minutes 04/18/2013:
...d a marketing and pricing strategy for a cremation garden at the Tonaquint Cemetery. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that this was approved in ...


City Council Minutes 12/12/2013:
...in advised the update and discussion on the cremation gardens at Tonaquint Cemetery will not be presented. Discussion on improvement needs at the S...


City Council Minutes 09/25/2014:
...inesses including several Fortune 500 companies. All Abilities Park and Cemetery Cremation Gardens and new access road to Tonaquint Cemetery located at 1851 South Dixie Drive Councilmembers met at the proposed All Abilities Park site adjacent to the Tonaquint Cemetery where City Manager Gary Esplin specified where the planned park would be situated as well as where the area for the cemetery’s Cremation Gardens would be located. He also indicated where the access road into the cemetery to improve traffic concerns there. Councilmembers then met back...


City Council Minutes 09/27/2001:
...it for a park maintenance facility to be located adjacent to the Tonaquint Cemetery. He explained this had been put on hold while staff negotiated to buy property in another location. He said it now looks as though the other property may not be available. Staff needs this approval to move ahead as much as possible while negotiations are ongoing. He showed the elevation and site plan and explained that the building would be set down a little bit with berms to camouflage the equipment around the building. Design has been halted until this matter is resolved. St. George City Council Minutes September 27, 2001 Page Seven Council Member Orton asked if there were any changes since the last work meeting when this project was discussed extensively. Mr. Esplin said there were no changes. Council Member Isom made a motion to approve a Conditional Use Permit for a park maintenance facility to be located adjacent to the Tonaquint Cemetery. Council Member Allen seconded and the motion passed unanimously as follows: Council Member Gardner Aye Council Member Allen Aye Council Member Isom Aye Council Member Orton Aye Council Member Whatcott Aye Doctor’s Free Clinic Gary Esplin asked that Council consider City participation in off-site improvements for the Doctor’s Free Clinic on Riverside Drive. He said they hope to have the City participate in building a wall off-site and in exchange they will donate 1 acre of the property they receive from Cox’s for a trailhead and parking . He reminded Council Members that this had been discussed in work meeting. The City would get value in their money in the parking lot and trail head. Mayor McArthur asked Carol Sapp, Southern Utah Home Builder Association. To show the building renderings. She did so and added her sentiment that this would be a great project and expressed the Home Builder appreciation for everyone who had worked on the project so far. Mayor McArthur asked Dr. Doxy to come to the podium and tell about the history of the Doctors Free Clinic. Dr. Doxy thanked everyone and said that the clinic had begun about a year ago in response to the Washington County population which has twice as many uninsured persons as compared to the Wasatch front. He said they have seen 5,000 people over the past year working out of one exam room at the Dixie Care and Share. When questioned by the Council, Dr. Doxy said many doctors in the area wish to participate as well as the dentists. He said the ground breaking would be November 1 and a completion date is hard to say because the work will all be done by volunteers. He expressed his appreciation for the Southern Utah Home Builders Association. SPECIAL EVENT PERMIT Two Dances to be Held at the Old Skating Rink At the Mayor’s request, Jay Gierisch came to the podium to request approval of two dances to be held on October 5 and 6 at the old skating rink on 1301 East Sunset Blvd. He said his company would like to provide a safe, secure, drug free entertainment in the form of dances for area highschool and college students. Part of the money raised will go to the Red Cross and part to the Dixie State College Cheerleaders. Mr. Gierisch explained that the Fire Marshall had seen the facility and approved it for 300 people. He said they had hired Bryan Pace, head wrestling coach at Dixie High, as the head of security plus 12-15 guards. All the guards have worked with troubled youth and are trained in CSI, CPR, First Aid, etc. They planned to have security at every exit and roaming pairs of guards on the dance floor and in the parking lot. They would check participates with a metal detector and would have zero tolerance for alcohol, drugs, or violence. St. George City Council Minutes September 27, 2001 Page Eight He said that 300 participants was less than they had expected and asked if a tent could be erected in the parking lot for more space. Mr. Gierisch said he had not met with Chief Stratton, but had met with Steve Despain. Chief Stratton came to the podium and said he could approve of the activity as it was originally proposed with 19 security guards instead of 12-15 and the police would have to check the tent to see if it would be approved or not. Chief Stratton also felt the Chief of Security should be on site at all times. In the matter of the tent, Mayor asked that we err on the side of safety until Mr. Gierisch’s company has proven themselves. Council Member Whatcott made a motion to approve a special event permit under the original guidelines presented to the Police Department with a maximum of 300 participants. Council Member Isom seconded and the motion passed unanimously as follows: Council Member Gardner Aye Council Member Allen Aye Council Member Isom Aye Council Member Orton Aye Council Member Whatcott Aye Jonathan Wright reminded Mr. Gierisch that by statute, the times of operation are 8:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. on Friday night and 8:00 p.m. to 12:45 a.m. on Saturday. Seeing that it was 5:00 p.m., Mayor McArthur asked that the Council return to the public hearing portion of the agenda. PUBLIC HEARINGS Amendment to PD Zone - Lillywhite Plant World Bob Nicholson asked that Council consider approval of an amendment to the PD Commercial zone for a plant nursery located west of the cemetery on Dixie Drive. He said the purpose of this amendment is to (1) add a plant nursery as a permitted use in the PD Commercial Zone original document (2) approve the elevation of Plantations Drive to Dixie Drive and the jog up to Indian Hills Drive. The property owner has agreed to build the road on their north property line. The Planning Commission recommended approval and the applicants have offered to donate a trail easement by Santa Clara River. Council Member discussed at length the advisability of having two "T" intersections in such close proximity. They wanted to be sure before they approved the road that there was no other way to align it. Rob Reid, Rosenberg Associates, responded to Council’s questions and tried to show why he felt all other options were unfeasible. Council was still unsure and decided to go on a field trip tonight after Council meeting adjourned. Hearing no further questions from Council, Mayor McArthur declared the public hearing open and asked if anyone had come to speak to this issue. Seeing none, he declared the public hearing closed and called for a motion. Council Member Isom made a motion to approve, by ordinance, the amendment of a PD Planned Development Commercial Zone located west of the cemetery on Dixie Drive to include a plant nursery as a permitted use and a...


City Council Minutes 08/13/2015:
...ing 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 Conf...


City Council Minutes 03/04/2016:
... motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for the 700 East Cemetery roadway replacement project. St. George City Council Minutes February 4, 2016 Page Three City Manager Gary Esplin explained this project replaces the road at the City Cemetery and is included in the current budget. Progressive Contracting is the low bidder at $71,000. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to award the bid to Progressive Contracting for the 700 East Cemetery roadway replacement project in the amount of $71,000. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial. VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall - aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider rezoning approximately 0.176 acres from PDR (Planned Development Residential) to RE-12 (Residential Estate 12,500 sq. ft. minimum lot size) on property located on the south side of Colorado Drive and generally between 2050 East and Colorado Circle. S&S Homes, applicant. Planning and Zoning Manager John Willis presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: Aerial map of the subject property; zoning map; general plan map; site plan; and photos of the area. The Planning Commission recommended approval. Mayor Pike opened the public hearing. Loraine Perkins, resident and representative of their HOA, stated that they are concerned with construction on that property as the parcel is mostly rock. There has been blasting on another subdivision in the area which damaged a number of homes. She noted that there are only two streets that lead out of the area. She would like the Council to be aware of what is going on. There needs to be accountability of how they are going not build the homes on the rock as there have been issues in the past. They would like to have assurance that if their homes, the City is aware that they have concerns. She outlined some of the damage that they have seen. Mr. Sullivan told them that the proposed subdivision will not damage the road, but if it does, they will pay. Dane Burton, resident, explained that his home is one of the homes that was damaged. If this is approved, his home will be structurally damaged again. He added that this subdivision will share access with two existing subdivisions. Mayor Pike mentioned that blasting requires a permit. He asked if neighbors are notified. City Manager Gary Esplin replied that the contractor should be notifying the neighbors and explained the blasting permit process. Ms. Perkins mentioned there were three major blasts last year. One was so strong that her husband was almost knocked out of his chair. They were not informed of those blasts. City Manager Gary Esplin stated that he will have the Fire Chief review the application that was submitted and noted that it is the contractor’s responsibility to inspect the hole when it is loaded. St. George City Council Minutes February 4, 2016 Page Four Mayor Pike closed the public hearing. Councilmember Baca mentioned that he lives on rock and although you may not see effects immediately, you may see damage in the future. Contractors should get a permit and have a seismic monitor to measure the impact. The request conforms to what is currently in the area. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Baca to approve the zone change request. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Hughes. VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a roll call vote, as follows: Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall - aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – nay Councilmember Baca – aye The motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/AMEND PLANNED DEVELOPMENT/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider amending the Gordon Palmer/Southgate area Planned Development to create a master sign plan. Stephen Wade Auto Group, applicant. Planning and Zoning Manager John Willis presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: Aerial map of subject properties; plan of the proposed Mercedes Benz sign; site plan for the proposed Mercedes Benz sing; plan of the proposed Toyota sign; map of the Toyota sign location; and a chart of what is being proposed. The Planning Commission recommended approval. Mayor Pike opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the ordinance amending the Gordon Palmer/Southgate area Planned Development to create a master sign plan subject to findings of the staff report. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca. VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a roll call vote, as follows: Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall - aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider amending the General Plan from LDR (Low Density Residential) to MDR (Medium Density Residential) on 20.43 acres generally located on Tonaquint Drive. Bush & Gudgell, Inc, applicant. Planner Ray Snyder presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: aerial map and general plan map; zoning map; site plan; and map of the area. St. George City Council Minutes February 4, 2016 Page Five City Manager Gary Esplin mentioned that this request went through a previous zone change hearing to change the density; however, they didn’t change the land use on the General Plan. Mr. Snyder stated that the Planning Commission recommended approval. Mayor Pike opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the ordinance amending the General Plan from LDR (Low Density Residential) to MDR (Medium Density Residential) on 20.43 acres on Tonaquint Drive. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt. VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a roll call vote, as follows: Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall - aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider amending the General Plan from LDR (Low Density Residential) to COM (Commercial) on 10.43 acres generally located at the intersection of Sugar Leo Road and Pioneer Road. Denis Lyman, applicant. Planning and Zoning Manager John Willis presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: aerial map of the subject site; general plan map; zoning map; site plan; and photos of the area. He mentioned letters included in the agenda packet. The Planning Commission recommended approval. Mayor Pike opened the public hearing. Resident Susan Yaden stated she received a letter about the proposal approximately a week ago. A petition has been started as neighbors are opposed to the proposal. She asked the Council to wait until the petition is submitted and stated that she does not feel that is the best place for RV storage. Councilmember Hughes stepped out. City Attorney Shawn Guzman commented that the petition should not have an influence on the Council’s decision; rather the points and/or concerns that are made should be considered. Resident Richard Miles stated that he is concerned with noise. The hills absorb a lot of the freeway noise; he asked if a sound wall can be installed. Additionally, he is concerned with traffic and drainage as this is a vital drainage area. Resident Jason Haslam mentioned that he is concerned with signage, especially with large billboards or electronic signs. City Attorney Shawn Guzman explained that the commercial designation could potentially allow for billboards; however, tonight’s item is a request to amend the General Plan. If a Planned Development is applied for, the Council will have control over what is allowed on St. George City Council Minutes February 4, 2016 Page Six the parcel, including the signage. City code limits the ability of putting up a billboard on site. Resident Dennis Craft stated that he was not aware of the Planning Commission meeting. Looking at the big picture, he is worried about crime. He mentioned that a truck stop and gas station are being built in the area as well. Most neighbors moved to the area because it is serene. He believes there will be 300,000 residents by 2020. Mayor Pike clarified that max build-out for St. George is approximately 160,000, maybe 200,000. Councilmember Hughes returned. Reid Pope, representative for the applicant, mentioned that the road is not entirely improved. It will be widened, especially around the corner. He stated that there is a lot of drainage. They are aware of noise concerns and did decibel measurements; most of the noise comes from Pioneer Road. He explained that there will be security cameras on site and traffic will be low because of the type of storage proposed. Other types of commercial uses would generate more traffic. With the development of SunRiver, the traffic volume has increase substantially. Councilmember Bowcutt asked if that road will ever be a four lane road. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that it is an 80’ road with limited access. Additionally, he believes this is an arterial street. Mr. Pope explained that most of the hills will have to be taken down and the face elevation will be higher than Pioneer Road. He mentioned the drainage plans for the area. The developer will have to widen the road and pipe all the way down. If the hills are higher than the freeway - they would block the noise. Since they aren’t, the noise is not buffered. City Manager Gary Esplin asked who currently owns the property. Mr. Willis replied that the property is owned by a private individual and clarified that Pioneer Road a 90’. City Manager Gary Esplin explained the Council will have to decide what zone best fits on that property and that area. What is the best use for this parcel? In his opinion, a Planned Development commercial may be better than a high density residential. Councilmember Arial commented that she has seen storage units that are quite nice. She asked if there would be a fence to protect the integrity of the neighborhood. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the applicant will return for a zone change if the General Plan amendment is approved. Councilmember Baca noted this is a General Plan amendment. He asked if low density residential can be built on this property. Mr. Willis replied that the property is currently zoned Open Space. Low Density Residential would allow for up to four units per acre. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the Council can require a Planned Development. He stated that a lot of property was brought in as Open Space when Bloomington was annexed into St. George. Diane Lyman, developer, explained that she and her husband built Monster Storage, with a canopy covered RV storage. They build nice, neat and clean units with UV screens. St. George City Council Minutes February 4, 2016 Page Seven Those driving on Pioneer Road, will not see a variety of recreational vehicles, rather they will see the UV screens. Regarding sound concerns, they intend to build a very nice fence along Pioneer Road and add to the Mondale Pines along the road. With a nice storage facility such as theirs, traffic is equal to a cemetery. Egress and ingress would be on the property, not on Pioneer Road...


City Council Minutes 11/18/2004:
... OF BID: Consider award of bid for a 2005 compact loader/backhoe for the Cemetery Division. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen explained a small backhoe is needed at the cemetery to get into tight spots around the headstones. Two bids were received: one for a John Deere compact loader/backhoe in the amount of $35,913, and one for a Bobcat in the amount of $37,000. Staff recommends purchase of the Bobcat from Scott Machinery in the amount of $37,000 because it meets the specs and is able to get into the tight spots. Leisure Services Director Kent Perkins explained that the Cemetery Division has been sharing a backhoe with the golf courses, and it is an older and bigger machine. A smaller backhoe is needed because of all the upright headstones at the new cemetery. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to award the ...


City Council Minutes 01/22/2015:
...reaths were placed this year. Their group placed 552 wreaths at Tonaquint Cemetery and the Shivwits Paiute Cemetery. He recognized sponsors who purchased more than $1,500 in wreaths. Additionally, he recognized the Civil Air Patrol members in the audience. Mayor Pike invited Justin Tuft to speak about the All Abilities Park. Mr. Tuft thanked Mayor Pike and the Councilmembers for allowing a person like him to take part in the groundbreaking for the All Abilities Park. Mayor Pike invited Craig Harvey to speak about the Landmark & Historic Sites book. Mr. Harvey explained that last year, the City was awarded a grant from the Utah State History for historic preservation projects. One of those projects was to update and republish the Landmark & Historic Sites book. This is the 3rd edition. The grant funds can only be used for historic preservation projects. As part of the grant, the City had to match half the funds to print the books. The books will be sold in the Planning Department for $15, which covers half the printing costs. Mayor Pike asked if it is possible to also sell the books at the Arts Museum. Mr. Harvey replied yes. Councilmember Randall inquired about selling the books at the Chamber of Commerce as well. Mayor Pike replied yes. St. George City Council Minutes January 22, 2015 Page Two Mr. Harvey stated that the grant covered the cost to print 150 books. He explained what qualifies a home as a historic site. Mayor Pike mentioned that on February 4, 2015, he will be presenting the State of the City address at noon at the Chamber of Commerce luncheon. Additionally, he mentioned the City Council budget planning session that will be held at the Dixie Center on February 12, 2015. That meeting will have opportunity for public comment. PROPERTY TRADE: Consider approval of a trade of City property located on 270 East Street, Lot 2 in the Confluence Commercial Center Phase II Subdivision, with Quality Excavation for property located in the Tonaquint Valley area. City Manager Gary Esplin advised this item is a proposed trade of City property. Under state law, if considered a significant parcel, it would need public comment and approval from the City Council. The proposal is to trade one lot in the Confluence Commercial Center Phase II Subdivision, approximately 1.7 acres for 15.15 acres located in the Tonaquint Valley. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised that public comment was taken when the property was first proposed to be purchased by the Boyer Company. The Mayor is free to take comment tonight as well. Mayor Pike invited the public to comment on this item. There were no comments. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bowcutt to approve the trade of City property located on 270 East Street, Lot 2 in the Confluence Commercial Center Phase II Subdivision, approximately 1.7 acres, with Quality Excavation for property located in the Tonaquint Valley area, approximately 15.15 acres. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Hughes. Mayor Pike commented that future use of the property could be a park or a sports field. 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. PUBLIC COMMENT: Take public comment on the sale of approximately 6.0 acres of City property located between 100 South Street and 200 South Street in the vicinity of the existing Elks Field. City Manager Gary Esplin advised this item is the sale of approximately 6.0 acres of City property. There have been discussions in the past of a need for an elementary school in St. George City Council Minutes January 22, 2015 Page Three the downtown area. Additionally, the University desires to acquire an existing elementary site. This would not affect the Sunbowl. Mayor Pike invited the public to comment on this item. Richard Hutchins, St. George resident, stated that he read an article in the newspaper stating about the proposed property sale and the efforts to keep the Sunbowl. When he first saw the Sunbowl, he thought it was an eyesore. He spoke about comments that were made online. He appreciates nostalgia; the Round Up Rodeo is important, not the Sunbowl. The Sunbowl is old, dangerous and does not have adequate parking. The rodeo can be held at a different location such as the fairgrounds or the Dixie stadium. He asked if there is an existing facility that can hold a rodeo. Mayor Pike commented that there are rodeo facilities at the County fairgrounds in Hurricane. Quite a bit of work would have to be done to hold a rodeo at Hansen Stadium, this idea was explored. Mr. Hutchins stated that he read that it would cost $2 million to renovate the Sunbowl. Old timers are trying to keep the Sunbowl by using tax payer’s money rather than utilizing it elsewhere such as the All Abilities Park. He read a comment from the internet which talks about candidates who ran in 2013 supporting the Sunbowl, in particular, Councilmember Bowcutt. Mayor Pike mentioned that this property is adjacent to the Sunbowl. This item has nothing to do with the Sunbowl. Mr. Hutchins pointed out that he voted for the candidates not knowing that they were in favor of keeping the Sunbowl. The County would purchase the property if it were available. He spoke with Superintendent Bergeson about purchasing the Sunbowl. This is a prime opportunity to get rid of the Sunbowl. Mayor Pike explained that the Sunbowl would have to be torn down, which would be very expensive. With the field, there is no demolition. City Manager Gary Esplin asked what the advantage would be to build an elementary school on the Sunbowl site rather that the Elks Field site. It does not make sense to have an elementary school on the 400 East side as the traffic is heavier. The best location is the Elks Field. Mr. Hutchins stated that the advantage is to get rid of the dilapidated property that the City is going to spend $2 million on. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that there has been no commitment to spend any money on the Sunbowl. What is in the newspaper is not the issue tonight. There is an idea of what is going to be done with the Sunbowl that is independent of the Elks Field issue. Mr. Hutchins stated that he read that the elementary school had been finagled into a two-story building to save the Sunbowl. Councilmember Hughes commented that there are others who share his opinion; however, there are thousands of people who love to attend the rodeo at the Sunbowl. He St. George City Council Minutes January 22, 2015 Page Four would not attend the rodeo if it was at the fairgrounds. There are other things that the Sunbowl can be used for. He respectfully disagrees that the Sunbowl has outlived its life. Mayor Pike stated that sod was put into the Sunbowl, and the rodeo will be run on sod. There are hopes to have soccer games there and the City has been asked to host a pro football team. The two items are being looked at separately. There is a property that requires almost no demolition. Cost was a factor in making this three way deal work. The School District has a design for a two-story building. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that if the property did not work for the School District they would not be purchasing it. A value has already been determined for East Elementary. If the Sunbowl had to be torn down, it would cost the School District more money. Councilmember Almquist stated the focus is that there is an elementary school downtown. During the election, he stated that each of the three candidates stated that were merits of the Sunbowl that they liked. Mayor Pike stated that he appreciates the comments, but purchasing the Sunbowl site was not workable. Councilmember Almquist added that the School District, the University, and the City have spent months working together to make this work for St. George. Washington County School District Superintendent Larry Bergeson stated that they appreciate how well everyone works together in Southern Utah. Prior to him being in his position, it was determined that a new elementary school was needed in the downtown area. East Elementary is aging and the School District is looking at possibly spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to repair just the roof, which they do not want to do if they are going to replace it. This proposal works for them. Normally, they need approximately 10-acres to build an elementary school. The Dixie Middle school property was built on a limited amount of space; therefore it was built as a 3-story building, which they love. Future middle schools will be built similarly. The elementary school will be built as a two-story and will not need as large as a play area as it will have a high school length gym. They do not feel forced into any decision and are excited to be building a school of this design so they can see how it works. Hopefully in the future, this will allow them to use less acreage as they build future schools. They see this as a win-win-win-win situation if you count the Sunbowl. The purchase of the ground between them and the University and the purchase of the property they purchase from the City are two separate contracts. The transportation costs they will save by locating the school here is an asset for them. It will not be a bussing school. Councilmember Almquist added that the school will be allowed to use the Sunbowl. Additionally, there will be additional uses for the Sunbowl. City Manager Gary Esplin commented about the possibility of the street to the South of the Sunbowl being narrowed to provide a perfect access to the park. Superintendent Bergeson added that the School District prefers that the school be built on the Elks Field side rather than the 400 East side since that location is busier. St. George City Council Minutes January 22, 2015 Page Five Crystal Hanza, resident, stated that she is excited for the location of the proposed school. She is concerned about children going to Vernon Worthen Park because there are shady people who like to hang around the park. She asked if there would be a secure playground area. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that would be a question for the School District. They will have to install a fence and control the access. If they had an event that was larger, they could take them to the park supervised. Ms. Hanza asked if the Sunbowl is not being used, will the school be able to use it. Mayor Pike answered that the School District was told they could use it. Marsha Lawhorn, resident, stated that she lives near the area and is concerned with the noise, lights and the parking issues at the Sunbowl. When it was built, things were different, there were not loud speakers. She came from an area that had wonderful rodeos. With the growth of St. George, she believes that the City would want to move the rodeo out of town to an area with more room. Things such as livestock and horse trailers do not belong near the Temple, a chapel or a school. She stated that she would attend a rodeo if it was in Hurricane and does not go to the Round Up Rodeo because it is a rinky dinky rodeo. She would rather see a big rodeo that is not outdoors bothering neighbors. She thinks having a new school at the Elks Field is a good idea. Before decisions are made, she hopes that there will be a public hearing and a referendum as there are a lot of people who do not want the Sunbowl there. She would not purchase a home across the street from rodeo grounds. Councilmember Bowcutt asked Ms. Lawhorn if she would consider purchasing a home across the street from a football field. Ms. Lawhorn replied yes. Councilmember Bowcutt stated that the Sunbowl was used as a football field for many years. He explained that the Round Up Rodeo is not a rinky dinky rodeo, in fact, it is a professional rodeo sanctioned by the PRCA with top named cowboys participating. He stated that 63% of those that participated last year went on to compete in the National Finals Rodeo. Ms. Lawhorn stated that she did not mean to put down those that participate in the rodeo; she meant that the facilities are not large enough. Mayor Pikes stated that although he appreciates the comments, they do not apply to this item. Ms. Lawhorn explained that the reason she chose to come here tonight is because there have not been any public hearings about the Sunbowl. She reads in the paper that things are happening; she would like to see more transparency. Councilmember Randall stated that she does not understand why comments are being made that the Council is doing things without transparency. The Sunbowl is there, nothing has been said about what is going to happen to it. There has been complete transparency. The only thing that is being discussed is the Elks Field. If there is discussion on improving the Sunbowl, the public will be invited to comment. St. George City Council Minutes January 22, 2015 Page Six Councilmember Hughes asked if the Council does ask for public opinion and half say they want it torn down and the other half want to keep it, what does the Council do? If there can be four wins in this situation, there cannot be a better solution. Ms. Lawhorn stated that during the election she was not aware that she was voting for a candidate because they were going to save the Sunbowl. When she wrote the Mayor a letter and his response was that the people have spoken, these are the people who were elected. Councilmember Bowcutt commented that perhaps Ms. Lawhorn did not follow the platform of the candidates. Ms. Lawhorn explained that there were several issues that were important to her. She asked that there be public referendum. Mayor Pike advised that there will not be a referendum, but there will be public comment. Devin Roberts, resident, stated that he likes the Sunbowl in the area and likes the fact that there can be rodeos in the middle of town - it makes the City unique. Until there is a better use for the Sunbowl, nothing should be done with it. Additionally, he does not believe the 4th of July celebration should stop because of the loud fireworks. He lives near there and does not mind it. Not everyone hates the Sunbowl. Ed Baca, citizen, stated that he believes everyone wants the best education for the elementary schools and the college. Superintendent Bergeson addressed all concerns mentioned tonight. East Elementary School is always being used and soccer is always being played there. They do not have adequate parking there. He appreciates the fact that the Council had the public comments tonight as it lends to transparency. He understands that the Council meets in closed session to discuss property sales and purchases. To take the step to discuss this item in an open meeting is a big deal that he appreciates. SALE OF CITY PROPERTY: Consider approval to sell City property located between 100 South Street and 200 South Street in the vicinity of the existing Elks Field to the Washington County School District. Councilmember Hughes asked if price would be discussed at this time. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised that the property will be sold for the value that is negotiated. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to approve the sale of City property to the Washington County School District for value negotiated. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall. VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist – aye Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall – aye St. George City Council Minutes January 22, 2015 Page Seven Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. Mayor Pike advised that staff will work with the School District on a purchase agreement. PUBLIC HEARING/ROADWAY VACATION/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider vacating a portion of Marigold Way and a 45-foot turn around access easement. John Willis presented a request to vacate a portion of Marigold Way. The purpose of the vacation is to plan for a future road in the proposed Hyde Berry Park Subdivision final plat. A small sliver of the road as well as the 45-foot turn around access easement will be vacated. The vacation should not be recorded until the final plat is recorded. Mayor Pike commented that this was discussed previously and is a clean-up item. He believes this will be a great improvement. Mayor Pike opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the vacation of a portion of Marigold Way and a 45-foot turn around access easement for the completion of the road. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall. VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a roll 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/BUDGET AMENDMENTS/RESOLUTION: Public hearing to consider amendments to the FY2015-15 Budget. City Manager Gary Esplin advised the proposed adjustments are as follows: 1) To budget for receipt of a grant from Firehouse Subs for the purchase of a rescue equipped 6-wheel Polaris Ranger to facilitate rescue in rugged terrain, HazMat incidents, and special event stand-by (marathon, Ironman, etc.); 2) To budget for the receipt of the Autism Speaks Neighborhood Grant and to increase the Police Department’s budget to purchase bracelets and supplies needed to implement a tracking program for individuals with medical conditions like Alzheimer’s, Autism, Asperger’s, etc.; 3) To budget for a Districted Driving Enforcement grant (for a second year), from the State of Utah which includes overtime and the purchase of supplies and equipment; 4) To budget for a new Accountant position in the Finance Department anticipated to start around January 2015 (half-year of funding of $29,100 is requested); 5) To budget for receipt of a grant from the Utah Humanities Council and a private donor’s contribution to help with installation costs of the InVisible exhibit; 6) To budget for converting the Sunbowl facility from a dirt St. George City Council Minutes January 22, 2015 Page Eight infield to sod to accommodate more year-round uses; 7) To budget for additional Christmas lights for the St. George Boulevard, Main Street, and Town Square; 8) To budget for a safety lighting project for the general aviation ramp at the airport. The project will be funded by PFC; 9) To budget for audio visual system upgrades in the Council Chambers and the Administrative Conference room; 10) To budget for participation in $7,340 professional fees for architectural plans for phase 1 of a new fleet building with bays to accommodate heavy equipment and large trucks; 11) To budget for unforeseen repairs to the chip seal spreader’s electrical control system; extending the equipment useful life an additional 10 years; 12) To budget for repairs and sediment removal from the Santa Clara River at the Southgate Golf Course caused by the two flood events in August and September 2014; 13) To budget for repairs of the substantial damage caused to the Middleton Wash Trail from the two flood events in August and September 2014; 14) To increase the budget for the Tonaquint Cemetery Secondary roadway project to pay property taxes as per the donatio...


City Council Minutes 01/22/2015:
...reaths were placed this year. Their group placed 552 wreaths at Tonaquint Cemetery and the Shivwits Paiute Cemetery. He recognized sponsors who purchased more than $1,500 in wreaths. Additionally, he recognized the Civil Air Patrol members in the audience. Mayor Pike invited Justin Tuft to speak about the All Abilities Park. Mr. Tuft thanked Mayor Pike and the Councilmembers for allowing a person like him to take part in the groundbreaking for the All Abilities Park. Mayor Pike invited Craig Harvey to speak about the Landmark & Historic Sites book. Mr. Harvey explained that last year, the City was awarded a grant from the Utah State History for historic preservation projects. One of those projects was to update and republish the Landmark & Historic Sites book. This is the 3rd edition. The grant funds can only be used for historic preservation projects. As part of the grant, the City had to match half the funds to print the books. The books will be sold in the Planning Department for $15, which covers half the printing costs. Mayor Pike asked if it is possible to also sell the books at the Arts Museum. Mr. Harvey replied yes. Councilmember Randall inquired about selling the books at the Chamber of Commerce as well. Mayor Pike replied yes. St. George City Council Minutes January 22, 2015 Page Two Mr. Harvey stated that the grant covered the cost to print 150 books. He explained what qualifies a home as a historic site. Mayor Pike mentioned that on February 4, 2015, he will be presenting the State of the City address at noon at the Chamber of Commerce luncheon. Additionally, he mentioned the City Council budget planning session that will be held at the Dixie Center on February 12, 2015. That meeting will have opportunity for public comment. PROPERTY TRADE: Consider approval of a trade of City property located on 270 East Street, Lot 2 in the Confluence Commercial Center Phase II Subdivision, with Quality Excavation for property located in the Tonaquint Valley area. City Manager Gary Esplin advised this item is a proposed trade of City property. Under state law, if considered a significant parcel, it would need public comment and approval from the City Council. The proposal is to trade one lot in the Confluence Commercial Center Phase II Subdivision, approximately 1.7 acres for 15.15 acres located in the Tonaquint Valley. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised that public comment was taken when the property was first proposed to be purchased by the Boyer Company. The Mayor is free to take comment tonight as well. Mayor Pike invited the public to comment on this item. There were no comments. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bowcutt to approve the trade of City property located on 270 East Street, Lot 2 in the Confluence Commercial Center Phase II Subdivision, approximately 1.7 acres, with Quality Excavation for property located in the Tonaquint Valley area, approximately 15.15 acres. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Hughes. Mayor Pike commented that future use of the property could be a park or a sports field. 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. PUBLIC COMMENT: Take public comment on the sale of approximately 6.0 acres of City property located between 100 South Street and 200 South Street in the vicinity of the existing Elks Field. City Manager Gary Esplin advised this item is the sale of approximately 6.0 acres of City property. There have been discussions in the past of a need for an elementary school in St. George City Council Minutes January 22, 2015 Page Three the downtown area. Additionally, the University desires to acquire an existing elementary site. This would not affect the Sunbowl. Mayor Pike invited the public to comment on this item. Richard Hutchins, St. George resident, stated that he read an article in the newspaper stating about the proposed property sale and the efforts to keep the Sunbowl. When he first saw the Sunbowl, he thought it was an eyesore. He spoke about comments that were made online. He appreciates nostalgia; the Round Up Rodeo is important, not the Sunbowl. The Sunbowl is old, dangerous and does not have adequate parking. The rodeo can be held at a different location such as the fairgrounds or the Dixie stadium. He asked if there is an existing facility that can hold a rodeo. Mayor Pike commented that there are rodeo facilities at the County fairgrounds in Hurricane. Quite a bit of work would have to be done to hold a rodeo at Hansen Stadium, this idea was explored. Mr. Hutchins stated that he read that it would cost $2 million to renovate the Sunbowl. Old timers are trying to keep the Sunbowl by using tax payer’s money rather than utilizing it elsewhere such as the All Abilities Park. He read a comment from the internet which talks about candidates who ran in 2013 supporting the Sunbowl, in particular, Councilmember Bowcutt. Mayor Pike mentioned that this property is adjacent to the Sunbowl. This item has nothing to do with the Sunbowl. Mr. Hutchins pointed out that he voted for the candidates not knowing that they were in favor of keeping the Sunbowl. The County would purchase the property if it were available. He spoke with Superintendent Bergeson about purchasing the Sunbowl. This is a prime opportunity to get rid of the Sunbowl. Mayor Pike explained that the Sunbowl would have to be torn down, which would be very expensive. With the field, there is no demolition. City Manager Gary Esplin asked what the advantage would be to build an elementary school on the Sunbowl site rather that the Elks Field site. It does not make sense to have an elementary school on the 400 East side as the traffic is heavier. The best location is the Elks Field. Mr. Hutchins stated that the advantage is to get rid of the dilapidated property that the City is going to spend $2 million on. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that there has been no commitment to spend any money on the Sunbowl. What is in the newspaper is not the issue tonight. There is an idea of what is going to be done with the Sunbowl that is independent of the Elks Field issue. Mr. Hutchins stated that he read that the elementary school had been finagled into a two-story building to save the Sunbowl. Councilmember Hughes commented that there are others who share his opinion; however, there are thousands of people who love to attend the rodeo at the Sunbowl. He St. George City Council Minutes January 22, 2015 Page Four would not attend the rodeo if it was at the fairgrounds. There are other things that the Sunbowl can be used for. He respectfully disagrees that the Sunbowl has outlived its life. Mayor Pike stated that sod was put into the Sunbowl, and the rodeo will be run on sod. There are hopes to have soccer games there and the City has been asked to host a pro football team. The two items are being looked at separately. There is a property that requires almost no demolition. Cost was a factor in making this three way deal work. The School District has a design for a two-story building. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that if the property did not work for the School District they would not be purchasing it. A value has already been determined for East Elementary. If the Sunbowl had to be torn down, it would cost the School District more money. Councilmember Almquist stated the focus is that there is an elementary school downtown. During the election, he stated that each of the three candidates stated that were merits of the Sunbowl that they liked. Mayor Pike stated that he appreciates the comments, but purchasing the Sunbowl site was not workable. Councilmember Almquist added that the School District, the University, and the City have spent months working together to make this work for St. George. Washington County School District Superintendent Larry Bergeson stated that they appreciate how well everyone works together in Southern Utah. Prior to him being in his position, it was determined that a new elementary school was needed in the downtown area. East Elementary is aging and the School District is looking at possibly spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to repair just the roof, which they do not want to do if they are going to replace it. This proposal works for them. Normally, they need approximately 10-acres to build an elementary school. The Dixie Middle school property was built on a limited amount of space; therefore it was built as a 3-story building, which they love. Future middle schools will be built similarly. The elementary school will be built as a two-story and will not need as large as a play area as it will have a high school length gym. They do not feel forced into any decision and are excited to be building a school of this design so they can see how it works. Hopefully in the future, this will allow them to use less acreage as they build future schools. They see this as a win-win-win-win situation if you count the Sunbowl. The purchase of the ground between them and the University and the purchase of the property they purchase from the City are two separate contracts. The transportation costs they will save by locating the school here is an asset for them. It will not be a bussing school. Councilmember Almquist added that the school will be allowed to use the Sunbowl. Additionally, there will be additional uses for the Sunbowl. City Manager Gary Esplin commented about the possibility of the street to the South of the Sunbowl being narrowed to provide a perfect access to the park. Superintendent Bergeson added that the School District prefers that the school be built on the Elks Field side rather than the 400 East side since that location is busier. St. George City Council Minutes January 22, 2015 Page Five Crystal Hanza, resident, stated that she is excited for the location of the proposed school. She is concerned about children going to Vernon Worthen Park because there are shady people who like to hang around the park. She asked if there would be a secure playground area. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that would be a question for the School District. They will have to install a fence and control the access. If they had an event that was larger, they could take them to the park supervised. Ms. Hanza asked if the Sunbowl is not being used, will the school be able to use it. Mayor Pike answered that the School District was told they could use it. Marsha Lawhorn, resident, stated that she lives near the area and is concerned with the noise, lights and the parking issues at the Sunbowl. When it was built, things were different, there were not loud speakers. She came from an area that had wonderful rodeos. With the growth of St. George, she believes that the City would want to move the rodeo out of town to an area with more room. Things such as livestock and horse trailers do not belong near the Temple, a chapel or a school. She stated that she would attend a rodeo if it was in Hurricane and does not go to the Round Up Rodeo because it is a rinky dinky rodeo. She would rather see a big rodeo that is not outdoors bothering neighbors. She thinks having a new school at the Elks Field is a good idea. Before decisions are made, she hopes that there will be a public hearing and a referendum as there are a lot of people who do not want the Sunbowl there. She would not purchase a home across the street from rodeo grounds. Councilmember Bowcutt asked Ms. Lawhorn if she would consider purchasing a home across the street from a football field. Ms. Lawhorn replied yes. Councilmember Bowcutt stated that the Sunbowl was used as a football field for many years. He explained that the Round Up Rodeo is not a rinky dinky rodeo, in fact, it is a professional rodeo sanctioned by the PRCA with top named cowboys participating. He stated that 63% of those that participated last year went on to compete in the National Finals Rodeo. Ms. Lawhorn stated that she did not mean to put down those that participate in the rodeo; she meant that the facilities are not large enough. Mayor Pikes stated that although he appreciates the comments, they do not apply to this item. Ms. Lawhorn explained that the reason she chose to come here tonight is because there have not been any public hearings about the Sunbowl. She reads in the paper that things are happening; she would like to see more transparency. Councilmember Randall stated that she does not understand why comments are being made that the Council is doing things without transparency. The Sunbowl is there, nothing has been said about what is going to happen to it. There has been complete transparency. The only thing that is being discussed is the Elks Field. If there is discussion on improving the Sunbowl, the public will be invited to comment. St. George City Council Minutes January 22, 2015 Page Six Councilmember Hughes asked if the Council does ask for public opinion and half say they want it torn down and the other half want to keep it, what does the Council do? If there can be four wins in this situation, there cannot be a better solution. Ms. Lawhorn stated that during the election she was not aware that she was voting for a candidate because they were going to save the Sunbowl. When she wrote the Mayor a letter and his response was that the people have spoken, these are the people who were elected. Councilmember Bowcutt commented that perhaps Ms. Lawhorn did not follow the platform of the candidates. Ms. Lawhorn explained that there were several issues that were important to her. She asked that there be public referendum. Mayor Pike advised that there will not be a referendum, but there will be public comment. Devin Roberts, resident, stated that he likes the Sunbowl in the area and likes the fact that there can be rodeos in the middle of town - it makes the City unique. Until there is a better use for the Sunbowl, nothing should be done with it. Additionally, he does not believe the 4th of July celebration should stop because of the loud fireworks. He lives near there and does not mind it. Not everyone hates the Sunbowl. Ed Baca, citizen, stated that he believes everyone wants the best education for the elementary schools and the college. Superintendent Bergeson addressed all concerns mentioned tonight. East Elementary School is always being used and soccer is always being played there. They do not have adequate parking there. He appreciates the fact that the Council had the public comments tonight as it lends to transparency. He understands that the Council meets in closed session to discuss property sales and purchases. To take the step to discuss this item in an open meeting is a big deal that he appreciates. SALE OF CITY PROPERTY: Consider approval to sell City property located between 100 South Street and 200 South Street in the vicinity of the existing Elks Field to the Washington County School District. Councilmember Hughes asked if price would be discussed at this time. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised that the property will be sold for the value that is negotiated. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to approve the sale of City property to the Washington County School District for value negotiated. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall. VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist – aye Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall – aye St. George City Council Minutes January 22, 2015 Page Seven Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. Mayor Pike advised that staff will work with the School District on a purchase agreement. PUBLIC HEARING/ROADWAY VACATION/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider vacating a portion of Marigold Way and a 45-foot turn around access easement. John Willis presented a request to vacate a portion of Marigold Way. The purpose of the vacation is to plan for a future road in the proposed Hyde Berry Park Subdivision final plat. A small sliver of the road as well as the 45-foot turn around access easement will be vacated. The vacation should not be recorded until the final plat is recorded. Mayor Pike commented that this was discussed previously and is a clean-up item. He believes this will be a great improvement. Mayor Pike opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the vacation of a portion of Marigold Way and a 45-foot turn around access easement for the completion of the road. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall. VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a roll 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/BUDGET AMENDMENTS/RESOLUTION: Public hearing to consider amendments to the FY2015-15 Budget. City Manager Gary Esplin advised the proposed adjustments are as follows: 1) To budget for receipt of a grant from Firehouse Subs for the purchase of a rescue equipped 6-wheel Polaris Ranger to facilitate rescue in rugged terrain, HazMat incidents, and special event stand-by (marathon, Ironman, etc.); 2) To budget for the receipt of the Autism Speaks Neighborhood Grant and to increase the Police Department’s budget to purchase bracelets and supplies needed to implement a tracking program for individuals with medical conditions like Alzheimer’s, Autism, Asperger’s, etc.; 3) To budget for a Districted Driving Enforcement grant (for a second year), from the State of Utah which includes overtime and the purchase of supplies and equipment; 4) To budget for a new Accountant position in the Finance Department anticipated to start around January 2015 (half-year of funding of $29,100 is requested); 5) To budget for receipt of a grant from the Utah Humanities Council and a private donor’s contribution to help with installation costs of the InVisible exhibit; 6) To budget for converting the Sunbowl facility from a dirt St. George City Council Minutes January 22, 2015 Page Eight infield to sod to accommodate more year-round uses; 7) To budget for additional Christmas lights for the St. George Boulevard, Main Street, and Town Square; 8) To budget for a safety lighting project for the general aviation ramp at the airport. The project will be funded by PFC; 9) To budget for audio visual system upgrades in the Council Chambers and the Administrative Conference room; 10) To budget for participation in $7,340 professional fees for architectural plans for phase 1 of a new fleet building with bays to accommodate heavy equipment and large trucks; 11) To budget for unforeseen repairs to the chip seal spreader’s electrical control system; extending the equipment useful life an additional 10 years; 12) To budget for repairs and sediment removal from the Santa Clara River at the Southgate Golf Course caused by the two flood events in August and September 2014; 13) To budget for repairs of the substantial damage caused to the Middleton Wash Trail from the two flood events in August and September 2014; 14) To increase the budget for the Tonaquint Cemetery Secondary roadway project to pay property taxes as per the donatio...


City Council Minutes 06/19/2014:
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City Council Minutes 11/14/2013:
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...ers do not need to provide services to all areas of the City. ORDINANCE/CEMETERY STANDARDS: Consider approval of an ordinance requiring monuments and grave markers to comply with the Cemetery Monuments and Grave Markers Standards. and St. George City Council Minutes March 7, 2013 Page Nine Consider approval of cemetery monuments and grave marker standards which clarify the standards f...


City Council Minutes 02/13/2014:
... interred or established definite arrangements to be interred in Tonaquint Cemetery; 3) while serving in the uniform of a branch of the United States Armed Forces, was an active participant and irrefutable evidence of having been an active participant in a major military combat action or activity that has been memorialized by the United States of America; 4) has achieved widely accepted and singular personal recognition and a claim for having been an active participant of that nationally commemorative military combat action or activity; and 5) has been singularly and personally celebrated on numerous occasions for not only having been an active participant in that major military combat action or activity, but also, established unique status in St. George because of specific actions or activities which set the individual apart as an icon. She stated that she spoke with the Cemetery Sexton, Jim Hohenboken, who said that the monument can be put it near the flags. Additionally, Bob Kelly , who is over LDS addiction /recovery programs, is going to do a program at the Veteran’s Center beginning April 1, 2014. City Manager Gary Esplin inquired if placing the monuments will be from here forward. For example, his father was in WWII, was decorated and received numerous medals, was the President of the Lion’s Club and was involved in the community, therefore, he may meet the criteria. He inquired if they will go back and memorialize those veteran’s who have previously passed away. Memorializing veteran’s is why this area off the cemetery was created. St. George City Council Minutes February 13...


City Council Meeting Minutes Minutes 02/14/2019:
...Recreation/Other Areas; Recreation Facility Use and Programming; Tonaquint Cemetery Section 7 Installation; T.J. Concession Stand; Projects at Thunder Junction; Parks Division Tech Crew Projects; Snake Hollow Bicycle Skills Park; Parks Division Tech Crew Projects; Volleyball Courts at The Fields Phase VI; Challenges; Park and Trail Master Plan; Acreage of Parks Maintained Areas Since Fiscal Year 2017-2018; Community Gardens & Thunder Junction Parking; Bear Claw Poppy Trailhead; Ongoing Projects/Efforts; To Be Thinking About; Future Projects; Tonaquint Cemetery Cremation Garden; Black Hill View Park Playground Replacement; JC Snow Park Improvements; Bloomington Hills North Park Playground Replacement and New Pavilion; Centennial Trail Replacement; Art Museum/Opera House Water Feature Replacement – Budget TBD; Metal Roof For Concession Stand at Sandtown Park; Warning Track at the Canyons Complex; Infield Lip Renovation at the Canyons Complex; Replace Infields at Sports Fields; Downtown Cemetery Improvements; and Replacement of the Fences Soccer Field with Arti...


City Council Minutes 07/11/2002:
...nce amending Title 9, Chapter 3, St. George City Code, repealing Tonaquint Cemetery provisions for burial rights for veterans. City Manager Gary Esplin explained staff's concern from an operational standpoint is that it has become very difficult to maintain the current operation with the loss of revenue to the Cemetery Fund. The City's intent at the time of implementation of this program was to recognize the veterans for their service, and this is still appropriate to do. It is now proposed to recognize them by erection of a memorial to recognize all veterans, those currently interred in both cemeteries, and allow the families or others to have the veteran's name engraved on the memorial. The City does not wish to detract from the existing monument, but to add to it. The City would like to do this in conjunction with the veterans organizations and would like to dedicate the new memorial next Memorial Day. This memorial will recognize the veterans more visually than by providing them with a free plot. Marc Mortensen advised he would visit all veterans groups and explain the project to them. Mayor McArthur commented that the City's current method of recognizing veterans does not treat all veterans the same, and in order to make it more fair for all, this new program is being proposed. Ed Hansen stated he felt it was unfair to take away the free plot program, and the proposed memorial project does nothing to help veterans. Samuel Van Horn stated that veterans are due thanks for the service they gave not in just words, but in substance. He stated he felt veterans gave of their time and should now receive something, and to do away with the free plot program is a slap in the face. Mayor McArthur commented that the City is the only community in the State of Utah, or anywhere that he knows of, that provides a free plot to veterans. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that the City's intent is to allow the community to recognize veterans' contributions visually through a monument. Further, the City's present policy is not fair to the veterans who have already passed on or have plots in another cemetery. They should all the treated the same, and a memorial will do this. St. George City Council Minutes July 11, 2002 Page Five Council Member Isom commented her husband served in the Korean War and they own plots in the old cemetery. He commented he would rather be buried with his family and have ...


City Council Minutes 06/10/2010:
...llegiance to the flag. The invocation was offered by Rev. Alex Wilkie. CEMETERY UPDATE: Mayor McArthur said he asked Cody Schmitt, Cemetery Sexton, to attend the council meeting in order to present an update on the City’s cemeteries. Mayor McArthur stated that the cemeteries look beautiful and he has heard many positive comments from community members. Cody Schmitt, Cemetery Sexton, explained that the cemetery is filling up very fast. He said this year they have sold an average of 25 plots per month. He stated there are about 252 burials per year which is average for the size of the community. He talked about a plot fee study that was done by Provo which in addition to Provo included Salt Lake City, Orem, American Fork, Bountiful, Springville and St. George. St. George had the lowest plot fee at $475. Other fees were: Bountiful – $500; Provo - $700; Orem and American Fork - $800; Springville - $850; and, Salt Lake City - $1,100. City Manager Gary Esplin stated that it had been a long time since the plot fees were raised. He explained that a raise in fees could be justified but that it would be a decision that the City Council would make. He said that additional property had been purchased and Kent Perkins, Director of Leisure Services, was working on a master plan for the Tonaquint area. Cody Schmitt stated there is enough space for another 25 years without including the community gardens area. Mayor McArthur asked Mr. Schmitt if there were a lot of cremations and what it would take to have a columbarium at the Tonaquint Cemetery. Mr. Schmitt said there are a lot of cremations and they curr...


City Council Meeting Minutes Minutes 03/26/2020:
...e will be a 6’ wall along the property line between the site and the cemetery.   Councilmember Hughes stated he does not love this being the entrance to the cemetery.  He inquired about alcohol sales adjacent to a park.   City Attorney Shawn Guzman explained they will have to follow City code; however, the Cemetery is not considered a park.  The applicant asked for a taller monument sign. The Council can review the colors and lighting as it is a PD.     Mr. Snyder explained the applicant is requesting the height of the monument sign as part of tonight’s item but will have to return for the sign permit.    Community Development Director John Willis noted the request is for 15’ sign, the ordinance allows for 10’.   Mayor Pike commented he would rather see a monument sign than a pylon sign, and have it be a lower one as this is a sensitive area.  He would like to see a specific plan for the sign before it is approved.   City Attorney Shawn Guzman added given the concerns with the proximity to the Cemetery, the Council may want to give direction to staff.    Mr. Willis noted the sign shown is what the applicant is requesting as is the signage of the canopy for the proposed gas pumps.  He believes it is appropriate to look at the color of the canopy and the height of the sign.  If the sign is approved at 10’, the applicant will have to decide to whether or not to scale everything down proportionally; he believes the stone base should remain.    After being asked by Councilmember Larkin, Mr. Wills stated they are proposing to create a vegetation wall of evergreens to help mitigate the border to the cemetery.  He commented that the Council can require the applicant to reduce candle lighting on the project.    The Council discussed possible loitering issues due to poor lighting and the proposal being next to the cemetery.  They are not in favor of this type of business near the cemetery.   St. George City Council Minutes March 26, 2020 Page Five   City Attorney Shawn Guzman commented this is zoned PD; the Council has some say in regard to use and setbacks.    Mr. Willis noted looking at the use table, it does list convenience store, but no mention of gas pumps or gas station.  The Council also has the ability to look at increasing the setback and/or increased landscaping against the cemetery.   Councilmember Larkin stated she would feel comfortable i...


City Council Minutes 05/04/2000:
...selves. St. George City Council Minutes May 4, 2000 Page Two CEMETERY ORDINANCE: Consider amendments to the Cemetery Ordinance. City Attorney Jonathan Wright explained this ordinance amends the ordinance previously approved by the City Council which allows veterans a free plot in the Tonaquint Cemetery. Mr. Wright explained the proposed changes which clarify when a veteran may choose his or her plot and purchase one for his or her spouse, and if a veteran already owns a plot but wishes to take advantage of a free plot in the Tonaquint Cemetery, the plot owned will automatically revert to the City. A motion was made by Councilmember Isom to approve the ordinance. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Whatcott. A roll call vote was taken and all voted aye. Councilmember Gardner advised that he and Councilmember Orton attended a dedication for veterans at the Elks Lodge as a Legacy 2000 project. He suggested the matter be scheduled on a City Council agenda for recognition. INTERNATIONAL MECHANICAL CODE ORDINANCE: Consider approval of an ordinance adopting the International Mechanical Code for the City of St. George. City Manager Gary Esplin advised the City periodically adopts by reference the International Mechanical Code as it is updated. A motion was made by Councilmember Whatcott to approve the ordinance. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Allen. A roll call vote was taken and all voted aye. ABANDONMENT RESOLUTION: Consider approval of a resolution abandoning an easement along Lot 19 of Eagle?s Landing Subdivision, Phase 2 and Lot 19 in the St. James Lane Subdivision. City Manager Gary Esplin explained the lots back to each other and the owner of the lots would like to build one home on the combined lots. Staff has reviewed the request and does not object to it as necessary easements are being provided around the exterior of the lots. A motion was made by Councilmember Gardner to approve the resolution. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Isom. A roll call vote was taken and all voted aye. ABANDONMENT RESOLUTION: Consider approval of a resolution abandoning an easement along Lots 79 and 80, St. James Subdivision, Phase 4. City Manager Gary Esplin advised there has been an encroachment on one of the lots, and the easement will be moved from Lot 80 to 79. Staff has reviewed the request and has no objections. A motion was made by Councilmember Whatcott to approve the resolution. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Gardner. A roll call vote was taken and all voted aye. SET PUBLIC HEARINGS: Associate Planner Jim McGuire advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting of April 25, 2000, recommended public hearings be scheduled for June 1, 2000 at 5:00 p.m. to consider the following items: (A) A zone change from R-1-10 to R-7 on 2.06 acres located at 1460 West Snow Canyon Parkway. Allan Carter is the applicant. (B) A zone change to amend St. George City Council Minutes May 4, 2000 Page Three the Pheasant Springs PD located at 620 South Indian Hills Drive on the northern 12.61 acres, and to change the zone from the Pheasant Springs PD to R-1-7 on the southern 21.3 acres. Cary Blake is the applicant. (C) A zone change from R-1-10 to R-1-7 on 22.266 acres located between Dixie Drive and Valley View Drive, and between 100 North and the Santa Clara River. Clayton Leavitt is the applicant. Mr. McGuire advised the Planning Commission recommended that a request for a zone change from RE-20 to R-1-10 on 35.523 acres located at 2450 South 2550 East not be advertised for public hearing. The applicant is Derrill Larkin, and he later withdrew his request. A motion was made by Councilmember Gardner to set the public hearings as recommended by the Planning Commission. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Allen, and all voted aye. FINAL PLAT: Associate Planner Jim McGuire advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held April 25, 2000, recommended approval of the final plat for Sun River St. George Phase 2B. The final plat conforms to the preliminary plat. A motion was made by Councilmember Gardner to approve the final plat and authorize the Mayor to sign it. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Isom, and all voted aye. TONAQUINT CEMETERY PLATS: Associate Planner Jim McGuire advised the Planning Commission, at its meeting held April 25, 2000, recommended approval of the preliminary and final plats for the Tonaquint Cemetery. It was decided that in order to avoid having to amend the plat each time a plot were divided, a map would simply be filed with the County Recorder. There is a need for expediency as a burial is scheduled for tomorrow. A motion was made by Councilmember Allen to approve the preliminary and final maps for the Tonaquint Cemetery. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Whatcott, and all voted...


City Council Minutes 12/08/2011:
...ity Manager Gary Esplin introduced Leisure Services Director Kent Perkins, Cemetery Sexton Cody Schmitt and Landscape Architects Laura Taylor and Mark Goble. St. George City Council Minutes December 8, 2011 Page Four Leisure Service Director Kent Perkins explained that the intent of his staff is to present a long range master plan to finish the development of Tonaquint Park. Parks and Facilities Manager Larry Shane stated that he met with the Shade Tree Board to discuss updating some of the tree species located in the Downtown area as trees need to be replaced. Mr. Shane provided a handout titled “Tree for the Blvd” which illustrates the tree species they would like to use. He explained that all of these tree species have done well in this area and that some are already being used in several locations throughout the City. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the plan is to plant different sized and colored trees. The City would grow them at the tree farm and replace struggling trees in the area. Mayor McArthur expressed that he would like the trees to look like a tree and not a bush as some did in the photos. Mr. Shane explained that these species of trees do not drip sap; however they do go through cycles and will drop leaves. City Manager Gary Esplin stated that the Shade Tree Board agrees with the City’s plan and may have other trees that they would like to plant. Councilmember Gil Almquist said that the Shade Tree Board is currently working on beautification awards and would like to attend a work meeting in January. Leisure Service Director Kent Perkins explained that when the City originally built the Tonaquint Cemetery, the goal was to have enough room for burials to last 25 years. City Manager Gary Esplin stated that the City has an ordinance that allows for remains to be stacked. Cemetery Sexton Cody Schmitt explained that the City does not encourage families to do so for safety reasons and it does not offer a less expensive option either. After discussion, the Mayor and Councilmembers decided to inform Dale Ure that if he can provide studies that show other cemeteries which offer the use of pvc burials, they will consider his proposal. Mr. Schmitt stated that currently there are 8,100 remains buried at the St. George Cemetery and 1,700 at the Tonaquint Cemetery. He explained that at this time the Tonaquint Cemetery has 2,000 available plots. By the summer of 2012 there will be an additional 3,000 plots available for sale when section 6 is done. Roughly about one sixth of these available plots will accommodate upright headstones which tend to sell faster than plots that allow flat headstones. St. George City Council Minutes December 8, 2011 Page Five Mayor McArthur commented the City has not looked at raising the plot fees in roughly fifteen years. Mr. Schmitt stated that current plot fees for residents are $475.00 for a plot that allows for a flat headstone and $575.00 for one that allows an upright headstone. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the City has done a survey and is not interested in raising them at this time. Mr. Schmitt commented once the Tonaquint Cemetery is developed to its capacity, there will be room for a total of 7,000 available plots. At this time, the City is selling about 300 plots per year which will last 25 years into the future. Mayor McArthur said that he would like to discuss cremations. Mr. Schmitt stated that right now, if a family would like to bury the cremated remains of a loved one, the City will sell them half a plot rather than a full plot. The City will then have to split the plot and sell the other half. Currently, the City has about 50 plots that have been split up. The family would have to buy an urn vault to seal the remains. Mr. Schmitt presented a power point presentation titled “Cemetery Cremation and Niche Wall Study” covering the following topics: In...


City Council Minutes 02/06/2014:
...f the roundabout when the City cannot take afford to take care of the City Cemetery. In July, he found that one of his relative’s headstones was damaged. The Cemetery admitted that they damaged the headstones with the lawn mower. He has been told several times that the City does not have the funds to maintain the Cemetery properly. The water that is being used at the Cemetery is also damaging the headstones. He would like to schedule a time for the Council to meet him at the Cemetery. Councilmember Hughes advised that the goal is to keep the Cemetery affordable. He has spoken with Kenworthy Monuments regarding the headstones and water. Possibly, staff can look at volunteers to help maintain the Cemetery. He stated that he will follow up with Mr. Crosby. City Manager Gary Esplin stated the water is taken out of the River, pumped to the ponds at the City yard and then are pressured back down and they irrigate not only the Cemetery, but also City parks, the Dixie State University campus and the middle school and high school campuses. There have been discussions regarding the content of water. Mayor Pike advised that the roundabouts are one time funds and the Cemetery long time funds. Paul Gooch stated that residents in Little...


City Council Minutes 07/08/1999:
... BID OPENING: Consider award of bid for construction of the Tonaquint Cemetery. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen presented six bids received: Merrick Young $524,594.74; Rogers Construction $657,876.16; Quality Excavation $502,191.26; Sunroc $623,813.18; Arnell-West $595,089; PCI $507,849.36. The engineer?s estimate is $480,000. Ms. Swensen advised that staff recommends award of the bid to the low bidder, Quality Excavation in the amount of $502,191.26, subject to further negotiations on the cemetery portion of the bid. City Manager Gary Esplin advised the total bid included the cemetery, a sewer system and trail, but the actual cost of the cemetery itself is $395,421.91. The City?s budget is $326,000 for the project. The City is willing to reduce the scope of the cemetery portion of the project by $19,968, but would like to upgrade to taller trees at the entrance to the cemetery and lay sod on at least one acre of the cemetery in order to be able to use the cemetery as soon as possible. He suggested that the remaining balance in the perpetual care fund be used to cover the shortfall; that the scope of the cemetery portion of the project be reduced by $19,968; that trees be upgraded from 6' to 10' pistaches; and that one acre be sodded for an additional $7,764.25, making the total $381,187.16 for the cemetery portion. The total bid, including cemetery, sewer system, and trail is recommended for award at $487,956.51. ...


City Council Minutes 09/23/1999:
...uild concept. He advised the issue is further complicated because the new cemetery is being constructed near this new road, and culinary water will have to be used for the first phase of the cemetery until another structure can be built to provide irrigation water to the new cemetery, the park and new soccer area. It was originally thought a new pond would have to be built for irrigation purposes, but it has been City Council Minutes September 23, 1999 Page Three decided the existing pond could be incorporated to water the cemetery. The funding source is also complicated, as the project includes a new road, the new cemetery, and a new golf hole. He advised the original bid was $462,000, but recommended deleting some components of the bid for a total cost of up to $247,700. This amount would allow the City to build the new hole and pond now, and a change order could be done at a later time for a pump and line for the new cemetery. A motion was made by Councilmember Whatcott to award the bid ...


City Council Minutes 04/12/2001:
...ate. DISCUSSION WITH VETERANS ALLIANCE CONCERNING POLICIES AT TONAQUINT CEMETERY: City Manager Gary Esplin advised that City staff has concerns with the request of the Veterans Service Alliance for reservation of burial plots in the Tonaquint Cemetery. The City currently provides all bona fide veterans with a free plot at the time of their death, and is the only City in the state to do so. The veterans would like to reserve their free plot at the time a plot is purchased for their spouse. Mr. Clyde Nielsen, representing the veterans, advised that the City’s current policy makes it difficult for families of veterans to plan and make pre-burial arrangements. Mayor McArthur commented that perhaps the City’s policy of donating free plots to veterans should be re-evaluated if St. George is currently the only city in the State to do this. He advised there is also a State veterans’ cemetery which is free to veterans. City Attorney Jonathan Wright advised he recently addressed a cemetery sexton’s conference, and after the meeting several sextons from other cities told him they charge more for a veteran burial, and expressed surprise that the City of St. George donates a free burial plot to veterans. Councilmember Isom commented that the City’s current policy allows a veteran and his or her spouse to purchase a plot now at the regular price, or they can wait and the spouse can select the free plot at the time of the veteran’s death. Either method is available to the veteran and his or her family. Mayor McArthur suggested if the City were to change its policy and allow reservation of plots for veterans, the City would be inundated with requests. Councilmember Isom commented the City Council must make decisions in the best interests of the community at large. City Manager Gary Esplin commented the City, while trying to be respectful toward veterans, would not know how to deal with the possible inundation of requests for reservations of free plots and would have to expand the cemetery sooner than planned without the revenue to do so. However, under the current policy, there is plenty of space at the current cemetery, and veterans and their families need not fear there will not be a...


City Council Minutes 07/15/1999:
...ncil Minutes July 15, 1999 Page Three The names selected for the new cemetery on Tonaquint Drive were: Tonaquint Cemetery, Indian Hills Cemetery, or Black Ridge Cemetery. A motion was made by Councilmember Allen to approve the name ?Tonaquint Cemetery.? The motion was seconded by Councilmember Isom, and all voted ay...


City Council Minutes 09/02/1999:
...with Mr. Kay Traveller for drainage improvements adjacent to the Tonaquint Cemetery. The drainage improvements adjacent to the new Tonaquint Cemetery are necessary temporarily until the property Mr. Traveller owns to the west of the cemetery is developed. Flooding in this area has occurred previously, because over the years there has been a dike constructed which diverts the water from it?s natural drainage area. This agreement will allow the City to breach the dike and provide drainage facilities that will take the water to the Santa Clara River and protect the Tonaquint Cemetery that is being built. Mr. Traveller has agreed to allow those improvements to go on his property on a temporary basis. The City is anticipating doing a rough grading and then when he develops he will put in the permanent drainage structure. This agreement allow us to go forward and protect our investment in the Cemetery, as explained by the City Manager. Motion for approval of the lic...


City Council Minutes 06/25/2015:
...told him to write it. He explained a situation that occurred at Tonaquint Cemetery while he was digging there with Mr. Jewell and Mr. Randall as mentioned in Exhibit 8. Additionally, he mentioned another issue that occurred at Art Around the Corner. He explained that he is aware of the City’s harassment policy. Previously, he worked for the City for six years. He then explained situations that occurred while working at Worthen Park and another instance while digging at Tonaquint Cemetery. Although he knows that issues should be reported within 24 hours, he did not report the issues until he and Mr. Randall finally had enough of Mr. Jewell. Mr. Jewell has always been difficult to get along with. He knew of personality issues between Mr. Shane and Mr. Jewell. At one time, he joked about eating dinner with Mr. Shane often. It was funny because Mr. Jewell could not stand Mr. Shane. He is aware of the City’s open door policy for reporting harassment; he sent a letter to the Human Resources Director approximately two years ago. During a meeting he attended in 2013, Mr. Shane asked to let him know if he was having problems with Mr. Jewell. It did not seem like Mr. Shane was trying to get information he could use against Mr. Jewell. He told Mr. Shane that everything was good because Mr. Jewell had calmed down a bit. This was after the letter submitted to the Human Resources Director. It did not seem like Mr. Shane was hunting for information he could use against Mr. Shane. Mr. Shane has not given him any special privileges. He testified that he lives in a home owned by the City and that he takes care of the landscape. His wife talked with someone at the City and was told about a program; she contacted Housing & Development Director Matt Loo. That had nothing to do with Mr. Shane. He then explained a situation in which Mr. Jewell got after him for grinding sparks in front of kids while at Main Street St. George City Council Minutes June 25, 2015 Page Nine Plaza. The kids he saw were approximately 50 yards away with his mom, standing by picnic tables. The way Mr. Jewell went about it angered him. Mr. Prisbrey provided Exhibit 6. Mayor Pike noted that Mr. Prisbrey is almost at one hour. City Attorney Shawn Guzman asked for clarification as there is a discrepancy on the exhibits provided by Mr. Prisbrey. He asked if Deputy City Attorney Paula Houston is keeping track of them. Mr. Prisbrey stated that his exhibits are not in order because he was notified that he only has one hour; there are some that he will skip. City Recorder Christina Fernandez stated that she has the exhibits listed in the minutes. City Attorney Shawn Guzman requested the Deputy City Attorney Paula Houston keep track of them. Mr. Prisbrey continued. Mr. Oxendine testified, pertaining to the photos in Exhibit 6, he can see his truck and he is not sure if that is Mr. Randall with him. While he can see the woman and small child walking near them in the photo, he does not remember them walking past him while he was grinding, but it is reasonable to assume that she did. He would expect to be reprimanded if his supervisor saw him grinding sparks onto the mother and young child. He testified that Mr. Jewell may have put the follower kit on the PVC pipe at Tonaquint Cemetery; he cannot remember and identified Mr. Jewell in another one. In the past, they have used a backhoe to move statues with no problems. He explained an incident that took place at Town Square. They were preparing to pour concrete and Mr. Schmitt told them to remove over 10 inches of clay; Mr. Jewell told them to only remove 6 inches. In the meeting with City Manager Gary Esplin, he told him that there was no way he could compact the wet clay and pour concrete. It was his opinion that the concrete was going to fail and did not want to be associated with that job. When pouring concrete, you should never pour over clay. You try to remove as much clay as you can because it is going to shrink and expand, making the concrete crack. He explained that they put mesh down at Little Valley, but because it was the wrong one, they had to put the correct one on top. City Attorney Shawn Guzman stated that he is concerned with the time frame. It appears that Mr. Prisbrey has run out of time and he does not see the relevance in this line of questioning. Mayor Pike agreed and asked if the Council if they wanted to grant additional time. Councilmember Randall asked Mr. Prisbrey how many witness he has. Mr. Prisbrey advised that he has no other questions for Mr. Oxendine. He plans to call Bobby Randall, Larry Shane and Cody Schmitt. Councilmember Randall commented that she thinks they need to allow the witnesses to be heard so that Mr. Jewell gets a fair process. St. George City Council Minutes June 25, 2015 Page Ten Mayor Pike stated that this could take all night. The line of questioning is not helping the Council. Under City ordinance, it is a hearing, not a court of law. Councilmember Arial stated that she wanted to keep to the hour time limit. Councilmember Randall commented that she hasn’t learned anything. Councilmember Bowcutt commented that they seem to be laying groundwork but not asking questions that pertain to the decision they have to make tonight. Councilmember Hughes asked Mr. Prisbrey to get to specific points. He suggested giving an additional 15 minutes to get to the “meat”. He wants to know what happened. Mr. Prisbrey stated that part of the problem is with whoever decided it would be a good thing for the Council to hear this. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to allow 15 more minutes for both sides. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial. Councilmember Bowcutt said to give each side 15 minutes, move on and get the answers. Mr. Prisbrey asked if he can ask leading questions to try to move things along. Councilmember Hughes told Mr. Prisbrey not to lead them around in a circle, just ask the questions. Mayor Pike recognized that Mr. Prisbrey has already gone 15 minutes over; therefore, City Attorney Shawn Guzman would then have 1 1/2 hours to present his case. VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye The vote is unanimous and the motion carried. The time is 5:57 p.m. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised that he has refrained from objecting to what he feels are leading questions as this is a hearing and they are not bound by the rules of evidence; however, he objects that things are getting far from what is relevant. Mr. Prisbrey continued. Mr. Oxendine testified that he did not lie when providing information to City Manager Gary Esplin; backhoes are used to move statues. Whether or not it is safe depends St. George City Council Minutes June 25, 2015 Page Eleven on where you are moving the statue to. Further, he did not lie when he said that Mr. Jewell was not working in the trenches at Tonaquint Cemetery. When he needed a spotter, Mr. Jewell would not get in the ditch. Mr. Prisbrey had no further questions. He asked if the cross counts on his 15 minutes. Mayor Pike replied yes and his cross will count towards City Attorney Shawn Guzman’s time as well. City Attorney Shawn Guzman cross examined Mr. Oxendine. Mr. Oxendine testified that the statue at the Main Street and Diagonal round-a-bout was loaded into a pickup truck using a backhoe. In his letter, he talked about moving a statue during Art Around the Corner. That statue was moved about two blocks away. When Mr. Jewell saw the trailer in place, he said that he did not need a trailer and jumped on the backhoe, saying that he would just take the statue down the road as he can have it down the road quicker than putting it on the trailer. Mr. Jewell talked to him in an angry manner, raising his voice. Although there were straps on the statue, it could swing back and forth. Mr. Jewell decided to have the employee walk behind the statue to steady it, in the middle of the street, which he did not agree with. He felt that was unsafe because the straps could have broken and there were cars present; he was afraid that employee could be injured. At City Attorney Shawn Guzman’s request, Mr. Oxendine stood up and demonstrated how the employee steadied the statue as he observed it being moved. He stated that he worked with Mr. Jewell when he was previously employed by the City. After speaking with his wife, he decided to apply because he thought Mr. Jewell’s demeanor and attitude may have changed in the eight years that he had been gone. He had concerns with Mr. Jewell’s treatment when he worked for the City previously. This time is worse; you cannot ask Mr. Jewell a question without him jumping down your throat. While installing rock at Hela Seegmiller Farm, Leisure Services Kent Perkins overheard him use the “f” word. He did not hear Mr. Perkins address the situation. Regarding the issue at Tonaquint Cemetery, the crew was told by Mr. Schmitt to dig down 10 inches; however, ...


City Council Meeting Minutes Minutes 09/21/2017:
...Minutes September 21, 2017  Page Nine   RESOLUTION AMENDING CEMETERY FEES: CONSIDER APPROVAL OF AN RESOLUTION AMENDING CEMETERY FEES.   Leisure Services Director Shane McAffee mentioned that existing maintenance standards and current conditions of the cemeteries a recent work session with the City Council and talked about increasing that to a higher standard.  This would require trimming around the headstones on a more frequent basis as well as leveling headstones and graves more frequently.  In order to achieve those standards they are proposing to increase fees to compensate for the increased cost to maintain the higher standard.  He presented the proposed change of fees to the Council and noted that the burial fees would remain the same, and there would be a hundred dollar increase to both the lot fees and perpetual care fees.  This would help to better maintain the cemeteries to increase the trimming of headstones and more frequent lawn maintenance.  He also noted that they are proposing to simplify the cremation garden offerings from 13 options to 4.  He also mentioned that the city needs to look at switching from river water to culinary water due to the damage it is causing to headstones and trees in the cemeteries.  Also there are currently no more spaces in the St. George cemetery and that there is a lack of future cemetery space for the residents of St. George so the Council would need to be looking for future property for additional cemetery space.   Mayor Pike mentioned that the consensus of the Council at the work meeting was that the increases in fees happen gradually in smaller increments to do what is necessary at the time.    MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the resolution amending the cemetery fees as presented.        &nbs...


City Council Meeting Minutes Minutes 10/21/2017:
...Minutes September 21, 2017  Page Nine   RESOLUTION AMENDING CEMETERY FEES: CONSIDER APPROVAL OF AN RESOLUTION AMENDING CEMETERY FEES.   Leisure Services Director Shane McAffee mentioned that existing maintenance standards and current conditions of the cemeteries a recent work session with the City Council and talked about increasing that to a higher standard.  This would require trimming around the headstones on a more frequent basis as well as leveling headstones and graves more frequently.  In order to achieve those standards they are proposing to increase fees to compensate for the increased cost to maintain the higher standard.  He presented the proposed change of fees to the Council and noted that the burial fees would remain the same, and there would be a hundred dollar increase to both the lot fees and perpetual care fees.  This would help to better maintain the cemeteries to increase the trimming of headstones and more frequent lawn maintenance.  He also noted that they are proposing to simplify the cremation garden offerings from 13 options to 4.  He also mentioned that the city needs to look at switching from river water to culinary water due to the damage it is causing to headstones and trees in the cemeteries.  Also there are currently no more spaces in the St. George cemetery and that there is a lack of future cemetery space for the residents of St. George so the Council would need to be looking for future property for additional cemetery space.   Mayor Pike mentioned that the consensus of the Council at the work meeting was that the increases in fees happen gradually in smaller increments to do what is necessary at the time.    MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the resolution amending the cemetery fees as presented.        &nbs...


City Council Minutes 05/22/2014:
...novation, the All Abilities Park, Hela Seegmiller Historic Farm, Tonaquint Cemetery Cremation Gardens and the Electric Theater. City Manager Gary Esplin explained there are issues at the Electric Theater with regard to the sidewalk and ADA requirements. Additionally, there are issues with regards to parking. Mr. Perkins provided updates on grants that have been applied for. He mentioned that the National Parks and Recreation Association has selected the City as a finalist for their Gold Medal Award, the national gold medal for excellence in parks and recreation. The winner will be announced in October. Current projects include St. James Park and the trail system, the Webb Hill Trailhead, Silkwood Park, Royal Oaks Park, the Sand Hollow Wash Trail, the Pioneer Park restroom, the Red Hills Garden and Christensen Park. Next fiscal year he will come back with a proposal for the Arts District. Challenges for his department include putting a floor in the old airport hangar so that it can be used as a recreation facility and the lights at the Canyons Complex. His budget request includes proposed increases for Cemetery fees, Marathon entrance fees, race entrance fees and Tonaquint Nat...


City Council Minutes 03/22/2001:
...ginal purpose for purchasing the Tonaquint area property was to expand the cemetery, and this use has already been infringed upon by the tennis complex. City Manager Gary Esplin commented serious problems exist with the current Parks Maintenance facility and it will either have to be razed and a new one constructed on the site, or relocated somewhere else. He commented that Kay Traveller expressed interest in trading some frontage along the Tonaquint cemetery site for property in the back, and perhaps this area could be used...


City Council Minutes 03/03/2016:
... be the connection to Plantations Drive as well as the connection with the Cemetery and the All Abilities Park. The low bid was $106,922.05. Purch...


City Council Minutes 11/04/1999:
...enced and a high horse-power motor is needed to pump the water back to the cemetery which was not in the original bid. The second phase will cost $193,385, making the total cost of the project $441,085. This will give the City additional pond storage for watering the golf courses, cemetery and park. Funding will come from the transportation fund, as inst...


City Council Agenda 09/04/2014:
...Erosion Protection Project. B. Consider award of bid for the Tonaquint Cemetery road extension. C. Consider approval of the O&M service contra...


City Council Minutes 02/27/2014:
...otion carried. Presentation on concept of Cremation garden at Tonaquint Cemetery City Manager Gary Esplin explained to the Council that the proposed Cremation garden at the Tonaquint Cemetery was budgeted for in this current fiscal year and that the parks de...


City Council Minutes 08/19/1999:
...gation ponds as well. These ponds will be used to irrigate the City?s new cemetery, as well as the park. A motion was made by Councilmember Gardner to approve a contract with PBS&J in the amount of $14,000 for design and engineering services for the Southgate irrigation pond project. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Orton, and all voted aye. Councilmember Whatcott inquired if the new design would eliminate the need for the proposed pond in front of the new cemetery, and Mr. Esplin replied that it would, thereby freeing up addition...


City Council Minutes 02/08/2001:
... lit in downtown, especially as we are in an energy crisis. Tonaquint Cemetery According to another letter, dogs are being allowed to run free in the Tonaquint Cemetery. MPO DESIGNATION Council Member Whatcott asked that Gay sched...


City Council Minutes 05/11/2000:
...d the dinosaur tracks area. DISCUSSION RE VETERANS? POLICY AT TONAQUINT CEMETERY: City Attorney Jonathan Wright advised the City?s policy concerning deeding of a cemetery plot to a veteran at no charge at the time of his or her death is ...


City Council Agenda 02/04/2016:
...ion line structure foundations. C. Consider award of bid for the 700 East Cemetery roadway replacement project. 3. PUBLIC HEARINGS A. Public heari...


City Council Minutes 02/11/2016:
...may apply. Councilmember Randall mentioned that the flags at Tonaquint Cemetery are awful. They need to be replaced and need to look great at all...


City Council Agenda 02/04/2016:
... line structure foundations. C. Consider award of bid for the 700 East Cemetery roadway replacement project. 3. PUBLIC HEARINGS A. Public ...


City Council Minutes 01/28/2016:
...three storage garages at Green Gate Village. He reported that he met with Cemetery staff and asked that the certificates list whether the lots are up...


City Council Minutes 08/16/2001:
...n amended PD Commercial zone for a plant nursery to be located west of the cemetery on Dixie Drive. Lilywhite Plant World, applicant. (3) A zone change from R-2 to PD Commercial for a parking lot for the proposed Southern Utah mental health facility west of 400 West and north of the former BLM equipment yard on 200 North. Kevin Flowers, applicant. (4) A zone change from R-1-8 to PD for two separate residential assisted living facility buildings with 12 beds each for a total of 24 beds and 12 detached dwelling units to be located on Tonaquint Drive and Mesa Palms Drive. Gerry Brown, applicant. (5) An amendment to the Zoning Ordinance for yards to be unobstructed - exceptions of Chapter 3 - Supplementary and Qualifying Regulations regarding detached storage sheds. City of St. George, applicant. A motion was made by Council Member Orton and seconded by Council Member Isom to set the public hearings as recommended by the Planning Commission. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Gardner - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. SITE PLAN AND BUILDING ELEVATION: Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held August 14, 2001, made three separate motions concerning this request for approval of a site plan and building elevation for a proposed customer care center, an in-bound calling center located west of the cemetery on Dixie Drive. He advised that the item came before the Planning...


City Council Minutes 05/28/2015:
...ctor Kent Perkins provided an update on the Cremation Gardens at Tonaquint Cemetery. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for the Hela Seegmille...


City Council Minutes 03/01/2001:
...the motion carried. VETERANS’ REQUEST RE BURIAL PLOTS AT TONAQUINT CEMETERY: Consider a request from the Veterans Alliance concerning purchase of burial plots at the Tonaquint Cemetery. This item was tabled for discussion at an upcoming work meeti...


City Council Minutes 08/04/2016:
... acres from Kay H. Traveller Investments for an extension of the Tonaquint Cemetery.   City Manager Gary Esplin advised the request is to enter into a purchase contract to purchase 1.846 acres from Kay H. Traveller Investments in the amount of $300,000.  The contract will include roll back tax the City can negotiate with Washington County for abate this tax.   Councilmember Bowcutt stepped out.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to purchase 1.846 acres from for an extension of the Tonaquint Cemetery from Kay H. Traveller Investments in the amount of $300,000. &nbs...


City Council Agenda 06/18/2015:
...onsider approval of a resolution adopting a fee schedule for the Tonaquint Cemetery Cremation Garden. Administrative Services Director Brklacich stated the facility is scheduled to open on July first. There is a new fee schedule to clarify that the fees are for space and not ownership of property. The amounts are the same, the terminology has changed. Cody Schmitt explained it’s the space not for the tablet or accessories and the right to be buried in that space but not ownership of the land associated with the space. There was discussion regarding if there is a standard for the tablet. The master plan for the cremation garden and the work that is almost done on Phase 1 was discussed as was the possibility of holding an open house when it opens. There was discussion regarding the increase in the number of cremation requests. The relocation of the ossuary in the master plan was discussed. Some of the terms in the fee schedule were defined. An ossuary is a containment vault where cremation remains are deposited together and a tablet engraved with names identifying whose remains are in the ossuary. A tree estate is a location by a tree where perhaps a whole group of family members can be placed. Benches are core drilled and the urn goes in the bench. St. George City Council Minutes June 18, 2015 Page Fifteen Mayor Pike called for a motion. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Arial approve the fee schedule for the Tonaquint Cemetery Cremation center. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilm...


City Council Meeting Agenda Agenda 10/04/2018:
...    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 asph...


City Council Minutes 07/07/2005:
... BID: Consider award of bid for architectural services for the Tonaquint cemetery office. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen advised that the city had a hard time getting proposals. The Police Department had need of an architect, so he was asked if he would also submit a bid for design of the cemetery building. She recommended award of the bid to Les Stoker with Mes...


City Council Minutes 01/13/2005:
...ened on Monday for limited access to the nature center, tennis courts, and cemetery, but will be posted indicating that anyone crossing the boundary will do so at their own risk according to the state of emergency declared by the Mayor. Staff has been working with the police and city attorney to post the property correctly. Staff is trying to open portions of the virgin River Trail, but sections have been closed with fences and barricades. Staff is also trying to determine what can be reclaimed and shored up at Blake Park as there was infrastructure damage to this area, including the pond which served many City facilities. Staff is concerned about the ability to served undamaged areas such as the cemetery, and is doing an analysis of all sites and trying to get them all ...


City Council Minutes 02/03/2000:
... St. George City Council Minutes February 3, 2000 Page Three CEMETERY ORDINANCE: Consider approval of an ordinance amending Chapter 3 of Title 9, St. George City Code, pertaining to the cemetery, establishing fees, providing burial depths, specifying vaults for cremated remains, and prohibiting animal burial, recreational, and other activities in the cemetery. Leisure Services Director Kent Perkins reviewed with the Mayor and City Council the fee schedule included in the proposed ordinance. He advised that the present fee schedule was designed to cover 70% of the cemetery expenses and operational costs. However, due to the addition of the new Tonaquint Cemetery, if fees are not raised, revenue will slip to 43% of the City?s costs and expenses. In order to remain at 70%, it is recommended that the price of a plot and perpetual for a resident rise from $325 to $475. Non-resident rates would similarly rise. It is recommended that burial charges for a resident on a weekday increase from $195 to $260, with higher rates on Saturdays. Fees for non-residents would similarly rise. It is also recommended that veterans be allowed one free plot in the new Tonaquint Cemetery at the time of need, with a $150 opening and closing fee. The Tonaquint Cemetery will include an area for upright monuments, but additional fees will be charged due to the higher cost of maintenance. Councilmember Allen arrived. Mr. Perkins advised that reservation of plots without payment will no longer be accepted at either cemetery. Mayor McArthur advised the Tonaquint Cemetery will contain a veterans? memorial, and plots for veterans will be dispersed throughout the cemetery. Mr. Perkins advised the roundabout in the Tonaquint Cemetery has been designated as the site for the veterans? memorial. Assistant Parks Superintendent Mike Henry advised cemetery fees have not been raised since 1994. Mr. Perkins advised the fee increase would take effect immediately, and the Tonaquint Cemetery is projected to open on May 1. A motion was made by Councilmember Gardner to approve the ordinance and increase in cemetery fees to cover 70% of the City?s operational costs for the cemeteri...


City Council Agenda 08/13/2015:
...ge, Utah. 1. Tour the RAM Manufacturing Company. Travel to Tonaquint Cemetery, 1777 South Dixie Drive, St. George, Utah. 2. Tour the Cremation Garden at Tonaquint Cemetery. Return to City Hall, Administrative Conference Room at approxi...


City Council Minutes 06/09/2016:
...The Council may also want to consider the following: purchasing additional cemetery property and completing the first phase of Worthen Park upgrades at $688,000. He explained that there are some funds that have not been allocated in the current revenue structure. The fire impact fund has enough funds for the proposed fire station in Little Valley. A discussion took place regarding updating the City’s ordinances. Mayor Pike explained that it would take quite a bit to do so as the project may need to be outsourced to work along with City staff. City Manager Gary Esplin commented which ordinances need to be updated first has to be determined. Each department head would have to be involved in the process. His priority would be those regarding land use. A consultant would take model ordinances, compare them to current City codes and make recommendations. City Attorney Shawn Guzman noted that it is difficult to find anyone with ordinances that are up to date. Hiring a consultant would be ideal. Councilmember Bowcutt commented that there is no progress being made. St. George City Council Minutes June 9, 2016 Page Four City Manager Gary Esplin noted that current ordinances are up to date and codified. If the Council would like to change or repeal an ordinance they can do so. As land uses change every day, he feels that is where it should start. Each department will have to determine which ordinance they feel are critical. City Attorney Shawn Guzman added that he can give the Council a list and mentioned that he would like to begin with the zoning ordinances. After discussing which ordinances are of most concern to them, the consensus of the Council is to allocate $50,000 toward this project. Administrative Services Director Deanna Brklacich mentioned that RAP tax items include design for the mountain bike skills park and Tonaquint park design and land. A special projects fund has been created to keep track of RAP tax projects. City Manager Gary Esplin explained the recommendation for water rates is to do a $.10 pass through and a $.20 for a repair and replacement fund in the Water Department to use for aging infrastructure. One option is to consider doing away with the free 5,000 gallons of water on current billing. The proposed increase averages about $3 per month. Water Services Director Scott Taylor clarified that annually, overall the increase is an 8% average. City Manager Gary Esplin stated that information regarding unbilled services and the proposed increase has been sent to customers. It is recommended to not increase airport parking fees; however, parks and recreation fees will increase slightly. Administrative Services Director Deanna Brklacich outlined the proposed fee changes in Leisure Services and Development Services. Mayor Pike mentioned that he received a letter with a number of signatures supporting upgrades at Sandtown Park. After discussion, the consensus of the Council is to fund the following: upgrades at Sandtown Park, repair the tennis courts at Hidden Valley Park, the clubhouse at the Dixie Red Hills Golf Course, the purchase of corrals and chutes for the SunBowl using RAP tax funds, possibly purchasing portable restrooms for use at the rodeo and other special events, and phase 1 of Vernon Worthen Park upgrades. City Manager Gary Esplin provided an update on the All Abilities Park. A discussion took place regarding cemetery lot sales and the need for additional land. Mayor Pike mentioned...


City Council Meeting Agenda Agenda 04/16/2020:
...p bank armoring along the Santa Clara to protect Developer's project, City cemetery and trail ($89,517.00); Developer reimburses city for the cost of the materials to provide a second water line connection to 1600 South through the cemetery and City installs the water line (cost of materials $15,185.28).&n...


City Council Minutes 06/18/2015:
...onsider approval of a resolution adopting a fee schedule for the Tonaquint Cemetery Cremation Garden. Administrative Services Director Brklacich stated the facility is scheduled to open on July first. There is a new fee schedule to clarify that the fees are for space and not ownership of property. The amounts are the same, the terminology has changed. Cody Schmitt explained it’s the space not for the tablet or accessories and the right to be buried in that space but not ownership of the land associated with the space. There was discussion regarding if there is a standard for the tablet. The master plan for the cremation garden and the work that is almost done on Phase 1 was discussed as was the possibility of holding an open house when it opens. There was discussion regarding the increase in the number of cremation requests. The relocation of the ossuary in the master plan was discussed. Some of the terms in the fee schedule were defined. An ossuary is a containment vault where cremation remains are deposited together and a tablet engraved with names identifying whose remains are in the ossuary. A tree estate is a location by a tree where perhaps a whole group of family members can be placed. Benches are core drilled and the urn goes in the bench. St. George City Council Minutes June 18, 2015 Page Fifteen Mayor Pike called for a motion. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Arial approve the fee schedule for the Tonaquint Cemetery Cremation center. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilm...


City Council Minutes 10/16/2014:
...Fund; 8) To budget for engineering and construction fees for the Tonaquint Cemetery secondary access road at approximately 1600 S. connecting to Dixie Drive; 9) To increase the amount budgeted from $101,700 to $153,400 for the Christensen Park restroom facility to add a detention basin, backflow prevention device, parking lot improvements, and additional design/engineering fees. The additional costs will be funded by a transfer from the Park Impact Fund; 10) To budget for the purchase of property at 78 North 100 West; 11) To carry over a portion of the Mesa Palms subdivision improvements project approved in the prior fiscal year for $450,000 but not fully completed, delaying completion into FY2015. Funding has already been received from the private developer’s performance bond; 12) To budget for professional fees to create the Ft. Pierce DCA #2. A portion of the fees were programmed in the prior fiscal year but the project was delayed and the fees are being incurred in the current fiscal year instead; 13) To budget for a Master Transportation Plan study which is an approved expenditure on the Transportation Impact Fee - Capital Facilities Plan. The Dixie MPO will reimburse the City for 49% of the study’s cost; 14) To increase the Drug Task Force equipment budget for the replacement of XP Operating System computers and laptops for the Police Department; 15) To increase the budget for the Little Valley Road project to add drainage improvements along Horseman Park Road with funding participation from a developer and Wastewater Collection; and 16) To carry over the Cremation Garden project at the Tonaquint Cemetery approved in the prior fiscal year but postponed due to a delay in ...


City Council Minutes 09/04/2014:
...014 Page Three AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for the Tonaquint Cemetery road extension. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood recommended the bid be awarded to JP Excavating. She explained that the bid was for $72,312.75 and they were the local low bidder. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the road will be a dedicated roadway. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the agreement with JP Excavating in the amount of $72,312.75 for the Tonaquint Cemetery road extension. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember...


Planning Commission Agenda 11/18/2008:
...es allow for some very limited outside merchandise such as monument works (cemetery headstones) and Christmas tree sales (seasonal only), and building...


PUBLIC NOTICE Public Notice 07/17/2014:
The City of St. George will accept sealed bids for the following Surplus sale: COMMERCIAL STAINLESS STEEL RANGE, HOOD & WALK IN FREEZER There is no minimum bid and the City will review and co...


PUBLIC NOTICE Public Notice 03/20/2015:
... be obtained from the City’s website: (www.sgcity.org/purchasing/openbids.php) or from Campbell & Associates Architecture, 46N200 E St. George, Utah ...


PUBLIC NOTICE Public Notice 06/27/2014:
NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT IMPACT FEE FACILITIES PLANS AND AN IMPACT FEE ORDINANCE FOR CULINARY WATER, WASTEWATER, STORM WATER, TRANSPORTATION, POWER, FIRE/EMS, POLICE, AND PARKS & RECREATION AND NOTI...


Planning Commission Minutes 10/14/2008:
...Fire Department review and approval is required. There is an existing pet cemetery behind the facility. A cemetery is not a permitted use in the C-3 zone. The existing cemetery is an existing non-conforming use. The applicant has stated that ...


Public Notice Planning Commission 3/24/2020 Public Notice 03/24/2020:
PUBLIC NOTICE   Please be advised that the St. George City Planning Commission meeting regularly scheduled for Tuesday, March 24, 2020 has been cancelled.   Please see the notice be...