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Hilary Koch's Biography:
.... When Hilary isn't playing tennis, she lovers to go boating, camping, and golfing with her family. 


Irrigation:
...y irrigation water to several City facilities including parks, cemeteries, golf courses, and sports complexes, as well as other large irrigators such ...


Wayne Bullock's Biography:
...t of their growth in the sport. Outside of tennis he enjoys playing chess, golf, traveling, and spending time with his family. A random piece of trivi...


Special Offers:
...oyalty Rewards program membership can be purchased at any of the four city golf courses.  


Book Tee Times:
...time?  Here are the booking policies for all 4 courses: Sunbrook Golf Club: 60 days in advance Southgate Golf Club: 14 days in advance St. George Golf Club: 14 days in advance Dixie Red Hills: 30 days in advance


About St. George:
...tourism destination with the construction of the area’s first 9-hole golf course, Dixie Red Hills, which is located behind the large red bluff a...


-Afterschool Youth Programs-  Sunrise Ridge Intermediate Heritage Elementary - Sunset Elementary - Sandstone Elementary  :
...tration forms are submitted to the school's front office. Introduction to Golf Dates: TBA 2:15-4:00 pm   Introduction to Archery Dates:&nbs...


Tonaquint Nature Center:
...st kept secret. Located at 1851 South Dixie Drive, just west of South Gate Golf Course, Tonaquint Nature Center offers outdoor education programs, spe...


Bloomington Hills North Park:
...e surrounding cul-de-sacs and homes in a long strip of land which mimics a golf fairway.  A looped walking path winds its way through the park, l...


City Council Meeting Agenda Agenda 08/06/2020:
...i.     Consider approval of a new Hangar Lease with 53 Golf, LLC on Lot 53G at the Airport.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The hangar on lot 53G has been sold by the previous owner to 53 Golf, LLC (Josh Morales). As such, Mr. Morales is requesting a new hangar lease with the City on this location.  Staff recommends approval.   j.     Consider approval of a Grant Agreement with the FTA (UT-2020-011-00).   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  A grant agreement has been prepared and finalized with the FTA for reimbursement of transit operations and a bus replacement. The total amount in the agreement is $1,748,028 and is broken down as follows:  Operations from approx. Sept 2019 to Jan 2020 for a reimbursement amount of $399,014 (50/50 local match is $399,014, already expended), and Bus Replacement reimbursement amount of $807,500 (85/15 local match of $142,500 to be reimbursed after purchase of bus).  Staff recommends approval.   k.    Consider approval of a Grant Agreement with the FTA (UT-2020-013-00).   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This grant agreement consists of funds from the federal CARES Act. The grant agreement includes funds for operations ($2,900,710) and capital purchases ($360,000 for bus camera replacements, electric bus charging station, and two paratransit vans replacements and associated ADA up-fit equipment). This grant is 100% funded through the CARES Act funds with no local match.  Staff recommends approval.         l.     Consider approval of the Agreement to Purchase Real Property to purchase a total of 1.9 acres located at 116 West, 148 West, and 176 West St. George Boulevard.    BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The City intends to purchase a total of 1.9 acres located at 116 West, 148 West, and 176 West St. George Boulevard for $2,700,000.  The parcels are adjacent to property currently owned by the City and will be included in future downtown redevelopment activities.  Staff recommends approval.   m.  Consider approval of a Professional Service Agreement with Lewis Young Robertson & Burningham, Inc., for Community Reinvestment, Tax Increment and Economic Development Consulting services for the Tech Ridge Community Reinvestment Project Area.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This Professional Services Agreement (PSA) is to assist in evaluating and creating a Community Reinvestment Area (CRA) for the Tech Ridge Development. The process includes completing a preliminary tax increment analysis and economic forecast, coordinating the development of a project area plan and budget, and negotiating with other taxing entities for participation in the CRA. It is anticipated this process will take 4-6 months.  Staff recommends approval.   n.    Consider approval of the minutes from the meetings held on May 28, 2020; June 18, 2020; July 9, 2020 (regular and work meetings); and July 16, 2020.   3.            Public hearing and consider approval of the Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) application and interlocal agreement.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The Police Department has submitted a grant application to the Bureau of Justice Assistance for the 2020 Byrne Memorial JAG program.  The $18,704 grant award will be used to purchase compact mobile equipment assigned to motor officers for active shooter response and for training funds.  JAG funds will be used to fund training opportunities needed for officers.  Staff recommends approval.   4.            Public Hearing and consideration of an amended final subdivision plat for Pine View Commercial Center Subdivision 3rd Amended by vacating Lots 10 and 11 and their associated easements.  These lots will be added to Lot 2 of Mill Creek Commercial Center 3rd Amended and Extended.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This request is to vacate Lots 10 & 11 from the Pine View Commercial Center Subdivision 3rd Amended subdivision plat.  These Lots will be added to the southwest corner of Lot 2, Mill Creek Commercial Center 3rd Amended and Extended subdivision plat.  This is to expand parking at Costco; This is located at the northeast corner of the intersection at 2860 East Street and Panther Way; zoning is C-3.  The Joint Utility Commission recommended approval.         5.            Public Hearing and consideration of an amended final subdivision plat for Mill Creek Commercial Center 3rd Amended and Extended by vacating public utility easements at the southwest corner of Lot 2 and by adding Lots 10 & 11 of  Pine View Commercial Center Subdivision 3rd Amended to Lot 2 of said Mill Creek Commercial Center plat.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This request is to vacate public utility easements at the southwest corner of Lot 2, Mill Creek Commercial Center 3rd Amended and Extended and to add Lots 10 & 11 from the Pine View Commercial Center Subdivision 3rd Amended into Lot 2.  This is to expand parking at Costco, located at 835 North 3050 East Street; zoning is C-3.  The Joint Utility Commission recommended approval.   6.            Consider an appeal of a decision of the Shade Tree Board to deny the removal of trees on St. George Boulevard that are protected by ordinance.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  JMI has requested approval to remove shade trees at 275 East St. George Boulevard at the old "Spectrum" newspaper location.  These trees are protected by ordinance.  JMI appeared before the Shade Tree Commission in June to seek approval to remove the trees and replace them with a different species for visibility.  The Shade Tree Board voted unanimously to deny the removal.    7.            Consider approval of an ordinance to revise portions of Title 10 of the St. George City Code as it relates to parking and setbacks in the PD-C (Planned Development Commercial), PD-MU (Planned Development Mixed Use), and C-4 Zones.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  There are inconsistencies with the parking and setback standards in the PD-C, PD-MU, and C-4 Zones in the Central Business District. This application is intended to make the necessary changes to make all three Zones consistent.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   8.            Consider approval of an ordinance changing the zone from C-4 to PD-C (Planned Development Commercial) on property located on the north-east corner of Tabernacle and 100 East.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The County has been in their current building for many years and is now proposing a zone change amendment to facilitate construction of a new building. The building will be placed on the north-east corner of Tabernacle and 100 East.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   9.            Consider approval of an ordinance amending the general plan from GC (Golf Course) to LDR (Low Density Residential) on approximately 0.58 acres located on the south side of Bloomington Drive East at approximately 2800 South.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The subject property is located between existing homes along Bloomington Drive East adjacent to the Bloomington Country Club Golf Course.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   &...


City Council Meeting Agenda Agenda 03/05/2020:
...; This project will increase the size of the sewer line near the Southgate Golf Clubhouse and replace the 8" line with a 12" main and move it out of the golf course and into Tonaquint Drive.  This was a formal bid and two (...


City Council Agenda 06/06/2013:
...el. B. Consider award of bid for 80 tons of Rye grass seed for Golf Courses and Softball Fields. C. Consider approval of an engineerin...


City Council Agenda 09/19/2013:
...fittings. C. Consider award of bid for fertilizer and chemicals for the golf courses and parks. D. Consider award of bid for the South Bloomingt...


Regular Meeting Agenda 01/04/2018:
...E CHANGE AMENDMENT IN THE PD-C ZONE TO DEVELOP THE “BIG SHOTS” GOLF CENTER (DRIVING RANGE) LOCATED AT INTERSECTION OF THE I-15 FREEWAY AND THE SOUTHERN CORRIDOR.  APPLICANT – BOB HERMANDSON   C.          CONSIDER A ZONE CHANGE FROM PD-R (PLANNED DEVELOPMENT RESIDENTIAL) TO PD-C (PLANNED DEVELOPMENT COMMERCIAL) AT 3143 S 840 E.   D.          CONSIDER A GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT TO AMEND THE GENERAL PLAN FROM PF (PUBLIC FACILITIES) TO LDR (LOW DENSITY RESIDENTIAL) ON APPROX. 17 ACRES FOR “THE WILLOWS” LOCATED AT APPROX. 2710 E CRIMSON RIDGE DRIVE. APPLICANT – DEVELOPMENT SOLUTIONS   E.           CONSIDER A ZONE CHANGE FROM A-1 (AGRICULTURE) AND A-20 (AGRICULTURE) TO R-1-10 (SINGLE FAMILY  RESIDENTIAL 10,000 SQ. FT. MINIMUM LOT SIZE) ON APPROX. 17 ACRES FOR “THE WILLOWS” LOCATED AT 2710 E CRIMSON RIDGE DRIVE.  APPLICANT – DEVELOPMENT SOLUTIONS   F.           CONSIDER VACATING A PORTION OF 400 SOUTH STREET LOCATED AT APPROX. 364 WEST 400 SOUTH STREET. FOR A PORTION OF THE ROADWAY THAT IS APPROX. 133 FT. X 6.50 FT. LOCATED JUST BEHIND THE SIDEWALK.  APPLICANT – STACY YOUNG   G.          CONSIDER VACATING AN EASEMENT LOCATED AT THE HILTON ROUNDABOUT LOCATED AT 50 WEST AND 1350 SOUTH.  APPLICANT – RIED POPE   H.          CONSIDER AN AMENDED FINAL PLAT FOR SOUTHGATE HILLS SUBDIVISION PHASE 5 TO MERGE TO CONTIGUOUS LOTS TOGETHER AND VACATE THE PUBLIC UTILITIES AND DRAINAGE EASEMENT LOCATED BETWEEN THE LOTS.    4.        ORDINANCES   A.           APPROVE ORDINANCE FOR A ZONE CHANGE FROM OS (OPEN SPACE) TO R-1-10 (SINGLE FAMILY  RESIDENTIAL 10,000 SQ. FT. MINIMUM LOT SIZE) ON APPROX. 5.27 ACRES FOR “DOUBLE W BANE GATE” LOCATED AT APPROX. 1400 W 3650 S IN BLOOMINGTON.    B.           APPROVE ORDINANCE FOR  A ZONE CHANGE AMENDMENT IN THE PD-C ZONE TO DEVELOP THE “BIG SHOTS” GOLF CENTER (DRIVING RANGE) LOCATED AT INTERSECTION OF THE I-15 FREEWAY AND...


City Council Agenda 06/18/2015:
...it up. Betty Hacket expressed concern regarding furnishing water to the golf courses. She thinks the golf courses should be paying for it. Bob Rosond found the letter rather confusing. The services are unbilled but the costs are included in the rates. He thinks the letter should more clearly state how these unbilled services are being paid for. Mayor Pike commented that the City is all of us, we own the City. We are all paying for the costs one way or another. St. George City Council Minutes June 18, 2015 Page Ten City Attorney Guzman stated this is the second year this letter has been sent out. Staff has gone through several versions to make it as clear as possible and can work to make the letter clearer next year. Ed Baca said he’d like to address one issue on the new budget for 2015 -16, the building of public restrooms for the SunTran service. He asked if the budget includes the costs for the requirements for the ADA. He referred to the Red Hills Golf Course and the restrooms not being handicap accessible. He stated that having watched and studied the council for a number of years, that the parks and recreation activities generates tax funds which feeds the general fund and allows the City to provide services. He commented that during the work meeting when the Legal Department reviewed its budget with the council, the council adjourned to a closed session. In the interest of transparency, he asked if anything can be disclosed and if not, why. Mayor Pike commented that with respect to the Dixie Red Hills Golf course a committee is going to be created to work with the director of golf and Matt Loo to begin working on a design and fund raising for a new club house at Dixie Red Hills Golf Course that will include ADA required facilities. City Attorney Guzman responded to Mr. Baca, that if he understands the question, it was why the council went into a closed session. It was to provide an update for all open claims. Seeing no one else wishing to comment, Mayor Pike closed the public hearing. Administrative Services Director Brklacich commented that she appreciates the feedback from the public. She stated that all services are metered and that is how staff is able to come up with the amount of unbilled services. She indicated that with the exception of Dixie Power, rates for St. George Energy Services Department (SGESD) are the lowest in the area. And for water rates we are also the lowest based on comparing 30,000 gallons. There was discussion regarding when the approved budget will be posted. It will be on the website in the next 30 days. Also discussed was the requirement to have a balanced budget. Mayor Pike called for a motion on the FY 2015 – 16 budget. Councilmember Almquist commented that prior to the economic downturn there were plans to remodel the Red Hills Golf Course facilities. He commented that it’s good to see this proje...


City Council Meeting Agenda Agenda 06/06/2019:
...nt and debris removal from the Santa Clara River, upstream of the Sunbrook Golf Course maintenance crossing on the Santa Clara River.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This agreement with the Washington County Flood Control Authority is for reimbursement of costs to remove sediment and debris from the Santa Clara River upstream of the Sunbrook Golf Course Maintenance crossing on the Santa Clara River.  Staff reco...


City Council meeting agenda Agenda 08/03/2017:
....   B. Consider approval of the purchase of four (4) mowers for the Golf Division.   C. Consider award of bid for the Vernon Worthen Par...


City Council Regular Meeting Agenda Agenda 01/09/2020:
...s (69.54%), Class C Road allotment (54.22%), Airport revenues (36.31%) and Golf (31.47%).   The General Fund expenditures are at 35.88% of t...


City Council Agenda 02/05/2015:
...ton Drive near the Driving Range by changing the land use designation from Golf Course and Open Space to Low Density Residential. Bloomington Country Club, applicant. C. Public hearing to consider a zone change from Open Space and A-1 to RE-20 on property located at approximately 3900 South and Bentley Road. Development Solutions Group, Inc, applicant. 4. ORDINANCES A. Consider approval of an ordinance amending the General Plan Land Use Map for approximately 105.9 acres generally located between 3000 East Street and the Virgin River and fronts on Mall Drive by changing the land use designation from Low Density Residential , Medium Density Residential, Open Space, and Commercial to Medium Density Residential, Professional Office, Open Space, and Commercial. B. Consider approval of an ordinance amending the General Plan Land Use Map for approximately 3.996 acres generally located at 3100 South on Bloomington Drive near the Driving Range by changing the land use designation from Golf Course and Open Space to Low Density Residential. C. Consider approv...


City Council Agenda 11/21/2013:
...ts. 5. RESOLUTIONS A. Consider approval of a resolution to approve a Golf Cart Lease Agreement with De Lage Landen Public Finance, LLC. 6. ST...


City Council Agenda 07/09/2015:
...A. Consider award of bid for the annual purchase of rye grass for the City golf courses and ball fields. B. Consider approval of bid for improvements...


City Council Agenda 01/22/2015:
... award of bid to Sunroc Corporation to build the Indian Hills Storm Drain, golf course segment. 3. PUBLIC HEARINGS A. Public hearing to consider vac...


City Council Meeting Agenda Agenda 12/05/2019:
...s (57.99%), Class C Road allotment (32.65%), Airport revenues (12.22%) and Golf (23.57%).  The General Fund expenditures are at 29.48% of the bud...


City Council Agenda 09/05/2013:
...tion drawings for Millcreek Park. B. Consider award of bid to seal the golf course parking lots. C. Consider award of bid for a front end load...


City Council Agenda 04/07/2016:
...ider award of the annual blanket bid for fertilizers and chemicals for the Golf Division. B. Consider award of bid for the Little Valley Phase 5 spor...


City Council Agenda 00/00/0000:
... Church for a cross-access to the adjacent culdesac for pedestrian and golf cart access. All roads within the subdivision will be private and exte...


City Council Meeting Agenda Agenda 01/23/2020:
...ourthouse.   3.       Update from the Golf Division.   4.       Update from ...


City Council Agenda 07/21/2016:
...s for the Police Department. C. Consider award of bid for the purchase of golf course maintenance equipment for the Golf Division. D. Consider approval of an engineering services contract wi...


City Council Agenda 05/19/2016:
...within the Resort Overlay; property is located adjacent to the Bloomington Golf Course and Country Club. SR Bloomington LC, applicant. E. Public hearing to consider rezoning 20.00 acres located at approximately 3200 East and 2840 South from Agricultural (A-1) to Residential (R-1-8). Development Solutions Group, applicant. F. Public hearing to consider rezoning 34.359 acres from Agricultural (A-1) to Residential (R-1-10); 31.890 acres from Agricultural (A-1) to Residential (R-1-8) and 38.937 from Agricultural (A-10 and A-20) to Open Space; properties are generally located east of 3000 East Street. Development Solutions Group, applicant. G. Public hearing to consider amending Title 10, Chapter 8 of City code to add Traditional Neighborhood Zone (TNZ) within the zoning ordinance. Development Solutions Group, applicant. H. Public hearing to consider vacating a portion of an existing sewer line easement and deed of dedication for a sewer line easement belonging to the City. Brandon Anderson, applicant. I. Public hearing to consider amendments to the Fiscal Year 2015-2016 Budget. 4. ORDINANCES A. Consider approval of an ordinance amending Title 7, Chapter 3 of City code pertaining to Park Rules. B. Consider approval of an ordinance vacating a portion of 250 North Street between Main Street and 100 East Street. C. Consider approval of an ordinance amending the Inn at Entrada Planned Development Residential zone by approving seventy-eight (78) short term rentals for the Inn of Entrada and Shinava Ridge. D. Consider approval of an ordinance rezoning approximately 10.12 acres located off Bloomington Drive and generally westerly of the Virgin River from Open Space to Residential (R-1-10). E. Consider approval of an ordinance rezoning approximately 5.38 acres from Open Space to Planned Development Residential as well as locate the property within the Resort Overlay; property is located adjacent to the Bloomington Golf Course and Country Club. F. Consider approval of an ordinance rezonin...


City Council Meeting Agenda Agenda 02/15/2018:
...nsent for a Class C, full service restaurant liquor license, for Sun River Golf, LLC located at 4210 Bluegrass Way. Darcy Stewart, applicant.   ...


City Council Meeting Agenda Agenda 04/04/2019:
... north of Painted Desert Estates Phase 9 and east of the Bloomington Hills Golf Course.  Staff recommends approval.     4. &nbs...


City Council Meeting Agenda Agenda 02/07/2019:
...ACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The existing pump station at Southgate Golf Course is in need of replacement.  This Professional Services Agr...


City Council Meeting Agenda Agenda 10/11/2018:
...ct consists of the construction of a new clubhouse for the Dixie Red Hills Golf Course as well as demolition of the existing clubhouse.  This was...


City Council Meeting Agenda Agenda 01/03/2019:
...cated west of Highway 18, east of Petroglyph Drive and south of The Ledges Golf Course; zoning is PD-R (Planned Development Residential).  This p...


City Council Agenda 12/17/2015:
...blic hearing to consider amending The Ledges PD Master Plan to change from Golf Course/Park Open Space to residential and to increase designated short term rental areas on 11.80 acres located near SR-18, south of Winchester Hills. Development Solutions Group, applicant. F. Public hearing to consider a zone change from Mining & Grazing and A-1 to R-1-8 on approximately 47.957 acres located at approximately 3500 South and 3400 East. Development Solutions Group, applicant. G. Public hearing to consider amending the General Plan land use map to change the land use designation from Resort, Town Center, Medium Density Residential, High Density Residential and Low Density Residential to Commercial on approximately 183.7 acres located at the Ridgetop Complex (former St. George Municipal Airport). City of St. George, applicant. H. Public hearing to consider amending Title 10 of City zoning regulations; sections pertaining to accessory buildings. City of St. George, applicant. 4. ORDINANCES A. Consider approval of an ordinance consider vacating a portion of an existing power easement located at approximately 1790 West and 970 South. B. Consider approval of an ordinance vacating a public utility and drainage easement located at approximately 1050 South Riverside Drive. C. Consider approval of an ordinance amending the Hidden Valley PD Master Plan by relocating the proposed church and school sites. D. Consider approval of an ordinance changing the zone from RE-37.5 to R-1-10 on approximately 3.131 acres located north of 750 North Street between 1300 West Street and Picturesque Drive. E. Consider approval of an ordinance amending The Ledges PD Master Plan to change from Golf Course/Park Open Space to residential and to increase designated short...


City Council Agenda 11/19/2015:
...o LDR, MDR and HDR on approximately 22.33 acres located at the Bloomington Golf Course, Country Club and off Bloomington Drive and generally west of the Virgin River. Darcy Stewart, applicant. E. Public hearing to consider a zone change from R-1-7 to PD-R on 4.78 acres located on 450 North Street between 2450 East and 3050 East Streets. Dixie Endeavor LLC, applicant. F. Public hearing to consider vacating a portion of 200 South between 200 East Street and 300 East Street and all of 200 South between 300 East Street and 400 East Street. Washington County School District, City of St. George, applicants. G. Public hearing to consider amendments to the Fiscal Year 2015-16 Budget. 4. ORDINANCES A. Consider approval of an ordinance amending Title 9, Chapter 14 of City Code pertaining to Stormwater Management. B. Consider approval of an ordinance annexing annex 3.614 acres located at approximately 1060 West Shady Springs Drive into the City municipal boundaries. C. Consider approval of an ordinance changing the zone from R-1-10 to C-3 on 2.65 acres generally located between Black Ridge Drive and Bluff Street. D. Consider approval of an ordinance amending the PD zone for property located at approximately 2000 East Riverside Drive. E. Consider approval of an ordinance amending the General Plan from OS to LDR, MDR and HDR on approximately 22.33 acres located at the Bloomington Golf Course, Country Club and off Bloomington Drive and generally west of the Virgin River. F. Consider approval of an ordinance changing the zone from R-1-7 to PD-R on 4.78 acres located on 450 North Street between 2450 East and 3050 East Streets. G. Consider approval of an ordinance vacating a portion of 200 South between 200 East Street and 300 East Street and all of 200 South between 300 East Street and 400 East Street. 5. RESOLUTIONS A. Consider approval of a resolution the authorization of filing applications for funding requests and acceptance of funding from the Federal Transit Administration. B. Consider approval of a resolution approving contributions for the Tuacahn Center for the Arts. C. Consider approval of a resolution approving the SunTran Title Six Report. D. Consider approval of a resolution amending the Fiscal Year 2015-16 Budget. 6. STAFF REPORTS A. Consider approval of Class C Alcohol License and Local Consent for the Holiday Inn restaurant (Burger Theory) located at 1808 South Crosby Way. James Burgess, applicant. B. Report from the Planning Commission meetings held on October 27 and November 10, 2015. C. Consider approval of a license agreement with ForeUP for a new point of sale system for the City golf courses. D. Consider approval of the FY 2015 Homeland Security Gran...


City Council Agenda 04/06/2017:
...NJPA) Collective Contract.   D. Consider approval of extending the golf cart lease.   3. PUBLIC HEARINGS   A. Public hearing to...


City Council Agenda 02/26/2015:
...ows: 4. Discussion with Wayne Pace on the quarry trail at the Red Hills Golf Course. 5. Presentation from the Downtown Merchants Association. ...


City Council Meeting Agenda Agenda 11/01/2018:
...r approval of the preliminary plat for Desert Color Town Center (Big Shots Golf).   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This is a preliminary plat for a 2-lot commercial subdivision located south of the Southern Parkway, north of Black Mountain Drive, and east of the I-15 Freeway; zoning is PD-C (Planned Development Commercial).  The Planning Commission recommended approval.  The property has recently gone through a zone change amendment to the Atkinville Area Zone Plan for Big Shots Golf Center.  The applicant is proposing two (2) lots with this prelim...


City Council Meeting Agenda Agenda 06/04/2020:
...all of those large users to irrigate in 12 hours.  This includes city golf courses, most parks, cemeteries and many Washington County School Dist...


City Council meeting agenda Agenda 05/18/2017:
... C. Consider approval to replace and extend the lease for the City’s golf cart fleet.   3. PUBLIC HEARINGS   A. Public hearing to ...


City Council Meeting agenda Agenda 09/07/2017:
... to consider amending The Ledges Planned Development Plan by modifying the golf course, buffer area, approved units, area allocations of units and densities, short term rentals, and elevations for the east side of The Ledges.  Development Solutions, applicant. E. Public hearing to consider vacating a portion of Middleton Drive  approximately between 2100 East and 2300 East to accommodate future plans for a commercial development.  Briant Buckwalter, applicant. 4. ORDINANCES A. Consider approval of a temporary ordinance for storage rental units in a Planned Development Commercial zone.  City of St. George, applicant. B. Consider approval of an ordinance hanging the zone from M-2 (Manufacturing) to M-C (Manufacturing/Commercial) on approximately two (2) acres located at 314 North 3050 East. C. Consider approval of an ordinance amending the Dinosaur Crossing Planned Commercial Development zone to develop a building on lot 4 at approximately 525 South Mall Drive. D. Consider approval of an ordinance amending The Ledges Planned Development Plan by modifying the golf course, buffer area, approved units, area allocations of units and den...


City Council Meeting Agenda Agenda 09/21/2017:
...an ordinance amending The Ledges Planned Development Plan by modifying the golf course, buffer area, approved units, area allocations of units and den...


City Council Agenda 11/17/2016:
...sider vacating a drainage easement located on the Bloomington Country Club Golf Course.  Darcy Stewart, applicant. 4.       ORDINANCES A.       Consider approval of an ordinance amending the Dixie Regional Medical Center – IHC hospital Campus Planned Development zone by adding and developing a cancer center. B.       Consider approval of an ordinance vacating a public utility and drainage easement and amending the final plat for The Estates at Valderra.  C.       Consider approval of an ordinance vacating a drainage easement located on the Bloomington Country Club Golf Course.  5.       RESOLUTIONS A.&...


Agenda 05/04/2017:
...e City owned property located along Bluff Street and part of the Red Hills Golf Course for the Bluff Street project.   G. Appointments to board...


City Council Meeting Minutes Minutes 04/02/2020:
...otential expansion.    Councilmember Smethurst inquired about golf course and pickleball court closures.   Mayor Pike stated this ...


City Council Meeting Minutes Minutes 02/20/2020:
..., Proposed projects, Remote work support, and Google data & analytics; Golf – Employees, Current projects, Completed projects, Proposed proj...


City Council Minutes 11/03/2005:
...n located north of 150 North, east of Bluff Street, south of the Red Hills Golf Course, and west of the Red Hills, (3) a site plan and building elevat...


City Council Meeting Minutes Minutes 03/05/2020:
...Mudliar with the St. George Fire Department and several others organized a golf tournament and raised $80,000 for classrooms throughout Washington Cou...


City Council Meeting Minutes Minutes 05/10/2018:
...lock Grant program 2018 funding and challenges with the proposed Red Hills Golf clubhouse.      City Manager Adam Lenhard highlighted...


City Council Minutes 04/02/2015:
...t with regard to the water situation and the drought; since the St. George Golf Course is operated by irrigation water out of the Virgin River, there ...


Meeting Minutes Minutes 02/23/2017:
...ember Bowcutt mentioned the issues with the restrooms at the new Red Hills Golf Course clubhouse.  Additionally, he mentioned that Joule Plaza wa...


Meeting Minutes Minutes 03/16/2017:
...splin stated staff received a request from a property owner near Red Hills Golf Course to purchase City owned property.  The property was shown o...


City Council Meeting Minutes Minutes 01/19/2017:
...p;The roadway provides access for other property owners; however, Sunbrook Golf Course staff has used the road to access the maintenance building. &nb...


City Council Minutes 05/16/2013:
...ned this is a very complicated trail since it will go through the Sunbrook Golf Course as well as property that is not being developed. Councilmem...


City Council Minutes 07/28/2005:
...ncept of the reloadable City Cache Card which can be used at all four City golf courses and recreational activities any day of the week at a cost of $...


City Council Minutes 07/21/2005:
...ARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for the new sewer line along Southgate golf course. City Manager Gary Esplin recommended that all bids be rej...


City Council Minutes 07/07/2005:
... AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for hybrid bermuda grass for the golf courses. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen advised that two bids were r...


City Council Minutes 04/26/2005:
... Water Conservancy District, employee salaries and insurance benefits, and golf fees. _________________________________ Gay Cragun, City Recor...


City Council Meeting Minutes Minutes 07/06/2017:
... from Troop 578 mentioned a project they were working on - creating a disc golf course at Bloomington Park.  Parks Manager Shane Moore introduced...


City Council Minutes 02/02/2017:
...4) To budget for annual liability and property insurance for the Southgate Golf Course as the budget was unintentionally submitted as $0; 5) To budget...


City Council Meeting Minutes Minutes 02/22/2018:
...on Main Street; establish mental health evaluation unit; and the Red Hills Golf Course clubhouse. Mayor Pike stated that Councilmember Arial mentione...


City Council Minutes 03/02/2006:
...r license and local consent for a restaurant liquor license for the Ledges golf course. Colby Thomas Cowan, applicant. City Manager Gary Esplin c...


City Council Meeting Minutes Minutes 10/17/2019:
...ncrease the overall construction budget for the new clubhouse at Red Hills Golf Course to cover change orders needed to improve aesthetics, for unfore...


City Council Meeting Minutes Minutes 11/14/2019:
...and SwitchPoint Board meeting.   Councilmember Smethurst noted that golf revenues and participation are up.   Mayor Pike requested that ...


City Council Meeting Minutes Minutes 06/06/2019:
...nt and debris removal from the Santa Clara River, upstream of the Sunbrook Golf Course maintenance crossing on the Santa Clara Rive   f. &...


City Council Minutes 09/01/2016:
...y Manager Gary Esplin explained when the original developers of the Ledges Golf Course filed bankruptcy, the roadway was never recorded.  The own...


City Council Minutes 01/05/2017:
... received its Class C road funds, a 33% increase.  He also noted that golf revenues are up significantly.    MOTION:  &nbs...


City Council Minutes 10/27/2016:
...hat occurred on the north side of the road in this area, near the Sunbrook Golf Course.  Mr. Ivory approached the City requesting to either use o...


City Council Minutes 07/07/2016:
...icipated. Sales tax is up, property tax is greater than projected and the golf courses have seen a 5% increase since last year. MOTION: A motion w...


City Council Meeting Minutes Minutes 06/11/2020:
... Manager Lenhard remarked that replacing the netting damaged at South Gate Golf Course was going to be about $80,000.   Councilmember Larkin s...


City Council Meeting Minutes Minutes 02/07/2019:
...ram after which awards were presented to:   Gary Flowers, Red Hills Golf Club Josh Wilson, Police Department Susan Allen, SunTran Nikki Mill...


City Council Minutes 06/30/2010:
...ith some big projects planned for the College and hospital. With regard to golf, three holes are closed to play at Southgate because of the Dixie Drive Interchange project. The contractor has moved to Phase 2 and is ahead of schedule. As of Friday the project will be 50% complete and there should be no problem making the deadline of October 1 for the reopening of Southgate. Golf generated $320,000 last month. REPORT FROM POLICE DEPARTMENT: Pol...


City Council Minutes 07/16/2009:
...ling units for a density of a little over three units per acre. An 18 hole golf course has been tentatively planned and is shown on the plan presented in 2008, but the current plan does not show the golf course, knowing it may or may not happen. A traffic impact study was s...


City Council Minutes 05/19/2011:
... RESOLUTION: Consider approval of a resolution granting easements for golf cart travel within Sun River. City Manager Gary Esplin explained the City will grant easements to Sun River for golf cart travel on City streets within the Sun River development. City...


City Council Minutes 02/10/2005:
...ne has been bid out and is ready to proceed. Staff is working on bids for golf courses, parks, bridges, roads, etc. Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has already received a $6,000,000 allocation for infrastructure. Unfortunately, they must allocate Administrative charges off the top (which could be up to $1,000,000) the rest will be designated to infrastructure in Santa Clara, St. George and the County. The NRCS priority list includes: 1) clean debris from the confluence to above Gunlock; 2) channel protection for the Swiss Village in Santa Clara, 3) Dixie Drive from the Mathis to the Dixie Drive bridges. Staff is getting easements to do this work now. Councilman Orton asked if cleaning under the Man o? War bridge is included. Mr. Esplin told the group that while it must be done, there will some problems getting matching funds. He had been under the impression that volunteer labor would be counted toward our match on all projects, but now he finds that it can only be used for temporary repairs or emergency responses. Permanent repairs require cash and the City could be liable for up to $1,250,000. At this point, General Stockton called Mayor McArthur. He said he had spoken with Acting Division Commander, Colonel Flora, and as he suspected, Colonel Flora was not aware of the eminent danger. General Stockton vowed to remove any impediments to the cash flow from the Corp. Following General Stockton?s telephone call, Gary Esplin continued his flood update. He explained that the Federal Highways are willing to help with cleaning under the Mathis, Dixie Drive and Man o? War Bridges, the problem is what kind of environmental documents need to be done in order to use their money. He said staff has contacted Senators Bennett and Hatch to get a supplemental appropriation to complete some of our priority work. Mr. Esplin indicated that, financially, the biggest problem is the golf courses. The City is losing a great deal of money while they are out ...


City Council Minutes 05/11/2006:
... the Steve Sheffield road extension. A brief discussion was held about golf revenues. The City is up 14% in rounds of play over last year, and up 7% from the year before. City Manger Gary Esplin advised that $400,000 in cache cards have been sold, but revenue projections will not be up as much as originally projected. He recommended that the pros be retained as independent contractors for another year, that a loan be made from the Economic Development Fund to the Golf Course Fund, and that when the City sells the property on the Black Hi...


City Council Minutes 12/11/2008:
...Ed Baca inquired if this financing was similar to the $500,000 loan to the golf fund. City Manager Gary Esplin replied that the two transactions are somewhat similar. When the City bought the Southgate Golf Course for $2,000,000 it borrowed funds from the Electric Fund and pai...


City Council Minutes 05/21/2007:
... recommendation for a 5% increase in water rates and a 3% - 4% increase in golf fees. There was a general discussion concerning revenue sources and anticipated expenses. Deanna Brklacich, Budget and Financial Planning Manager, passed out a draft document of recommended rate and fee increases. She explained that one of the charts in the draft document showed a comparison of the City?s water rates to water rates for Washington City, Hurricane City, Santa Clara City, and Ivins City. She stated that even with the proposed rate increase the City?s rates would remain the lowest of the five cities. There was a general discussion concerning water conservation, rates and water availability. City Manager Gary Esplin discussed the General Fund Capital Projects that are being recommended in the 2007-2008 budget. There was a general discussion concerning the recommended capital outlays from the General Fund and the costs associated with the 2005 flood damage. City Manager Gary Esplin stated that the Economic Development Fund has a $500,000 transfer to the Golf Courses for the purpose of building a club house and other improvement...


City Council Minutes 08/16/2007:
...WARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for chemicals and fertilizers for the Golf Division. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood explained that the City went out to bid to verify pricing. The products are used by the golf courses and parks department. She recommended award of the bid to Hele...


City Council Minutes 05/19/2005:
...res, with 160 units, for a density of less than three units per acre. The golf course will be completed in July and open in October. All roads in Phase 1 will be completed for the golf course opening. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised that the Road M...


City Council Minutes 02/17/2005:
...January, 2005. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that revenues in the Golf Course Fund are suffering because of the recent rains and flooding. The fund experienced a significant loss in January due to damage resulting from the flood and wet weather. Other than the Golf Course Fund, the City appears to be in good shape. Council Member...


City Council Minutes 06/09/2011:
...ff looked at it, it was very expensive. Mr. Loo advised with regard to golf, the retirement of debt service last year helped tremendously. He stated he was hoping for one fiscal year without any surprises such as a flood. The courses are in the best shape they have been in for a long time. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that golf is down $400,00 this year, but almost the entire amount is a result of...


City Council Minutes 01/06/2011:
...bson advised the purpose of the amendment is to exchange areas between the golf course and HOA. Zoning is PD. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bunker to approve the amended plat. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Pike. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: St. George City Council Minutes January 6, 2011 Page Seven Councilmember Pike - aye Councilmember Almquist - aye Councilmember Bunker - aye Councilmember Shakespeare - aye Councilmember Nickle - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/AMENDED PLAT/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider approval of the amended plat for Kachina Springs East at Entrada Amended and Extended. Marc Brown, representative. Todd Jacobsen explained the purpose of the amendment is to exchange property between the HOA and County Club to match improvements on the ground. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. Mr. Jacbosen advised the City has received a letter from Rod LeMense objecting to the exchange of property. He feels the reason for the change is to realize discriminatory homeowner dues. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised Mr. LeMense’s main concern is that dues will increase. This is a HOA issue, and it is not known if this will happen in any event. Mr. Jacbosen advised that Mr. LeMense’s lot will not be affected. City Manager Gary Esplin advised this is a civil matter. Mayor McArthur closed the public hearing. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Shakespeare to approve the amended plat by ordinance. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Councilmember Pike - aye Councilmember Almquist - aye Councilmember Bunker - aye Councilmember Shakespeare - aye Councilmember Nickle - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/AMENDED PLAT/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider approval of the amended plat for Kachina Springs South Amended and Extended. Marc Brown, representative. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Pike to approve the amended plat by ordinance. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Councilmember Pike - aye Councilmember Almquist - aye Councilmember Bunker - aye Councilmember Shakespeare - aye Councilmember Nickle - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/AMENDED PLAT/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider approval of the amended plat for Kachina Springs at Entrada Amended and Extended. Marc Brown, representative. St. George City Council Minutes January 6, 2011 Page Eight Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing. Brian Chadaz explained the purpose for all the plat amendments is housekeeping. When the golf course was laid out there were some encroachments. Surveys were just c...


City Council Minutes 05/18/2000:
...ty up to one unit per acre, medium density, high density, a town center, a golf course, and airport-friendly uses. Leucadia has modified its original plan in the airport approach zones at the request of the City?s airport consultant to eliminate residential uses on the north side of the southern corridor. Leucadia has also made provisions to accommodate the second runway, and will have commercial and office uses in this area. The plan is conceptual at this time, and densities and dwelling units allowed will be fine tuned in the future. 70 acres is located within the Ft. Pearce Wash, over 200 acres have slopes above 40% and are not buildable, 110 acres is located within the proposed southern corridor, 12 acres in airport roads, 265 acres in a St. George City Council Minutes May 18, 2000 Page Nine proposed golf course, and over 1000 acres in open space. The Planning Commission re...


City Council Minutes 11/18/2004:
...s 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 bid to Scott Machinery for a Bobcat in the amount of $37,000. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for column, tube and shaft for City wells. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen presented the bids received: Cutler Pump $25,500 Nickerson Company $26,428 Gardner Bros. $25,063.62 SW Sales & Pump $34,693.26 She explained that after review of the bids, Cutler Pump was contacted and asked to meet the non-local low bid from Gardner Bros. They agreed. She recommended award of the bid to Cutler Pump in the amount of $25,063.62. She explained that local preference is St. George City proper first, then Washington County, and then the State of Utah. St. George City Council Minutes November 18, 2004 Page Three MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Allen to award the bid to Cutler Pump in the amount of $25,063.62. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for an Elgin Eagle mechanical sweeper for the Streets Division. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen recommended purchase of the sweeper through the State contract with AG Body Truck Equipment in the amount of $135,963.71. This amount includes a trade-in allowance of $9,000 for the City?s 1996 Elgin Eagle sweeper. Street Superintendent Randy Halverson explained that the City?s old Elgin sweeper spends more time in the shop than on the streets and is worn out. In order to meet the commitment to the level of service the City would like to provide, a new sweeper is needed. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to purchase the sweeper through the State contract with AG Body Truck Equipment in the amount of $135,963.71. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the sweeper was not in the budget, but a dump truck is. Because of the purchase of the sweeper, the dump truck will not be purchased until next fiscal year. ADDITIONAL DESIGN FEES: Consider approval of additional design fees for the Middleton Wash Trail project. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen explained that this project began four years ago and has undergone many negotiations with property owners as development has impacted the area. This impact has caused the need for additional design fees for Carter Burgess, the engineering firm designing the project. She recommended approval of the additional design fees in an amount not to exceed $24,000 to complete the project. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the additional design fees for Carter Burgess in an amount not to exceed $24,000 to complete the project. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. Leisure Services Kent Perkins explained that the fees are based on an hourly charge, and may not approach the $24,000 figure. Council Member Bunker inquired what guarantee the City had that this would be the last change order. Mr. Perkins replied that the worst case scenario and potential problems have been considered. He stated he felt confident that this would be the last change order. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. ACCEPT ANNEXATION PETITION: Consider approval of an ordinance accepting the annexation petition for the Little Valley Farms addition. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the area proposed for annexation is within the City?s policy declaration area, and acceptance of the petition is the first step in the annexation process. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to accept the petition. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Bunker - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. St. George City Council Minutes November 18, 2004 Page Three City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the proposed annexation area is next to the road to the new airport site. ORDINANCE: Consider approval of an ordinance defining a political sign. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that the City Code regulates the placement of political signs, but they have never been defined. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the ordinance. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Bunker - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. ORDINANCE: Consider approval of an ordinance changing the closing time for alcoholic beverage licensees. City Attorney Shawn Guzman explained that State law has changed which affects taverns. For example, for those who serve beer, the law requires that they stop serving beer one hour before closing. Current City Code allows them to stay open until 1:00 a.m. and serve until 1:00 a.m. The new State law would require them to stop serving at 12:00 midnight. He recommended approval of the ordinance moving the closing time to 2:00 a.m. for Class D and E licensees to bring the City into compliance with State law and allows the taverns to remain at status quo. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to approve the ordinance. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Bunker - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PROPERTY TRADE: Consider approval of a property trade with Sunhill Homes, LLC. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the proposal is for an equal trade of property in the same general area and right-of-way. Sunhill Homes needs property for a roadway, and the City needs property for a cart path. He recommended approval. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to approve the property trade. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Gardner. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that because of the speed of vehicles on the roadway, a tunnel is needed for a cart crossing. The City will participate with Sunhill Homes in installing a tunnel for the safety of the golfers. LOCAL CONSENT: Consider approval of local consent for a private club liquor license for Entrada Spirits, Inc. City Manager Gary Esplin explained local consent for the private club license was needed for a change of location as the applicant is moving into a new clubhouse. Brian Chadaz introduced Claire Barney, the general manager of the country club, and advised that the new clubhouse will be finished the first of the year, and is located 500' across the street from the sports center, within the gates of Entrada, and accessible only to property owners and their guests. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Allen to approve the local consent. St. George City Council Minutes November 18, 2004 Page Four SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. SET PUBLIC HEARINGS: Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held November 9, 2004, recommended that public hearings be scheduled for December 9, 2004 at 5:00 p.m. to consider: 1) A zone change from RE-20 to R-1-10 on 4.60 acres located at 750 North and 1300 West. Brett Burgess, agent for the applicant. 2) A zone change from RCC to PD Commercial on .076 acre to be incorporated as part of the adjacent existing PD Commercial zone at 300 South and 154 East. Mark Sleight is the applicant. 3) A request to amend Title 10, Chapter 2, Section 1, and Chapter 19, Section 6, St. George City Code, relating to parking regulations and the definition of an unimproved lot. City of St. George, applicant. 4) A request to amend Title 10, Chapter 2, Section 1, St. George City Code, relating to definitions of vehicles, inoperable vehicles, abandoned vehicles, and vessel. City of St. George, applicant. 5) A request to amend Title 10, Chapter 7B, Section 6D, and Chapter 10, Section 5B, St. George City Code, to include the word vessel in the term ?vehicle?. City of St. George, applicant. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to schedule the public hearings as recommended by the Planning Commission. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Gardner. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. FINAL PLAT: Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held November 7, 2004, recommended approval of the final plat for Avallon at Meadowood Phase 3 with 19 single family residential lots located at 100 North and approximately 1500 West. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the final plat and authorize the Mayor to sign it. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. PRELIMINARY PLAT: Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held November 7, 2004, recommended approval of the preliminary plat for Escalera Phase I with 31 single family residential lots located at 2000 East and Middleton Drive. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Allen to approve the preliminary plat. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. PRELIMINARY PLAT: Associate Planner Mark Bradley explained that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held November 9, 2004, recommended approval of the preliminary plat for River Hollow Phase 3 located at 2580 East and approximately 1350 South. The erosion boundary area serves as a building setback limit. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised that the best way to let purchasers of the lots with erosion boundary restrictions know about those restrictions would be to include a note on the plat. However, people do not always look at the plat before they purchase property, but it would be the City?s only way to notify them of this restriction. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson advised that before a building permit is issued, the Inspection Department checks the plat, and if there is a note on the plat, it would preclude the purchaser from building in this area. Associate Planner Mark Bradley commented that exactly what could be built in the erosion boundary area needed to be finalized. Assistant City Engineer Jay Sandberg explained that three years ago the City adopted an erosion hazard boundary on the Virgin River, and that boundary denotes where the river St. George City Council Minutes November 18, 2004 Page Five can meander. If a developer wants to develop within the erosion boundary area, a more detailed analysis of the site has to be made. Because of this, the developer of River Hollow Phase 3 is not interested in developing within the erosion boundary area. A swimming pool and other amenities can be built within this area, but not the primary residence. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the preliminary plat. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. PRELIMINARY PLAT: Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held November 9, 2004, recommended approval of the preliminary plat for Kachina Springs East Phase 2. A portion of the units on the easterly side is designated for lots rather than pads, but the overall number of units is less than shown on the PD master/concept plan, so staff feels the change is not significant. Overall density of the project will be 1.866 units per acre. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the preliminary plat. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT: Consider approval of a conditional use permit to allow an addition to an existing single family home which would create a non-conforming rear yard area for the existing garage. Brad Arp, applicant. Assistant Planner Ray Snyder explained that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held November 7, 2004, recommended approval of the conditional use permit. The applicant would like to build an accessory building in the rear yard. The accessory building has to be 10 feet from the main building and cannot take up more than 25% of the rear yard. There is already an existing garage in the rear yard area, but the applicant would like to add on to his home. The resultant rear yard area which would be occupied becomes 35%. The addition would not be seen from the street. The Planning Commission felt that due to the specific location of the addition, the lot sizes in the adjacent neighborhood, and compliance with the ordinance as far as the required separation between the addition and existing accessory structure (garage), the request was reasonable and would not set a precedent. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Allen to approve the conditional use permit. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Gardner. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. HILLSIDE DEVELOPMENT PERMIT: Associate Planner Mark Bradley explained that the request is to obtain a hillside development permit for a proposed single family residential phase (Phase 10) within the Stone Cliff PD. The issue of the setback off the south ridge line has been resolved, and the applicant is willing to make the change to a 100' setback from the ridge line. The Hillside Board visited the site and recommends approval. The Planning Commission also recommends approval. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to approve the hillside development permit. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider a zone change from A-1 Agricultural to RE-12.5 Residential Estates on 54.18 acres located at 3000 East and approximately 2450 South, with a deed restriction to comply with the General Plan density requirement of two dwelling units per acre. Brad Oliverson, Ken Miller, Kent Cottam, applicants. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that the applicant decided to request RE zoning. The 54 acre parcel is located just east of Seegmiller Park. The applicant will extend 2450 South further to the east as required, and is proposing RE-12.5 zoning with a minimum lot size of 12,500 sq. ft. 108 lots are proposed, for a density of two units per acre in order to comply with the General Plan. 11 acres have been set aside for an equestrian area. The applicant plans to connect to the sewer system and has made a commitment to extend the line to the property. The development agreements sets forth the developer?s intent. A detailed drainage study will be performed, and subsurface drains St. George City Council Minutes November 18, 2004 Page Six for the north end of the property will be installed. There will be a homeowners association with CC&Rs, and the association will be responsible for maintenance of the landscaped area. Basements will not be allowed because of the high water table. The equestrian facility will have a minimum of 24 stalls up to possibly 108. There will be a riding arena, a round pen, tack shed, hot walker, feed barn and a place to park trailers. There is also a plan for an architectural control committee to review the home designs. There is a phasing plan for timing of public improvements and amenities. Phase One will consist of 40 lots and 24 stalls, the barn, wash down area, horse trailer parking, and an access road. Mayor McArthur commented he thought that public streets were required to be completed when half of the project was completed, but they will not be completed until Phase Three of this project. Mr. Nicholson replied that as part of the phasing plan, the applicant will have to build 3000 East and complete the curb and gutter on 3000 East. The phasing plan could be further refined with the final plat. Ken Miller, applicant, advised that he planned on completing 2450 East with the third phase. Access is not required until the third phase, and there is nothing else to access on the east end of 2450 South. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing. Council Member Bunker inquired if there was a way to provide more accesses into the development and through it to other adjacent projects for more of a community feel. Ken Miller, applicant, replied that when the project is complete, there will be circulation to 3250 East and on 2450 South, and there is circulation within the project. Council Member Bunker inquired if there would be a way to connect the project to the next development. Mr. Miller replied that there was nothing else to connect to at this time. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the City requires streets to be connected and stubbed out to the next available subdivision. However, this is more of a preliminary plat issue than a zone change issue. Mr. Miller expressed concern with the canal and the grade. He advised that he is planning a full flood wall around the canal. He expressed concern about dealing with flood water within the development. City Manager Gary Esplin stated that if access is precluded now, it cannot be added in the future. The canal could be piped to deal with flood control, but access should be provided now to connect to future subdivisions. Council Member Bunker commented the whole idea behind connectivity is to develop neighborhoods and communities so that they are not isolated. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to approve the zone change. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Bunker - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Gardner - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PRELIMINARY PLAT FOR BRIDLE GATE ESTATES: Ken Miller, applicant, advised that he could provide access to future subdivisions by shifting the lots around. Council Member Gardner commented that the project area falls to the boundary of the area of influence of the new airport, and noise may be heard form the airport, to a minor degree. He suggested that some kind of official public disclosure be recorded with this property and all others within the influence area to alert purchasers of this fact and by doing so this may help prevent lawsuits against the City. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson replied that this could be handled with a note on the final plat. St. George City Council Minutes November 18, 2004 Page Seven Council Member Gardner commented the placement of a note on the final plat would not be an attempt to alter any design standards or impact the use of a subdivision, but is just to put a future owner on notice that there will be an airport in the vicinity. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to approve the preliminary plat subject to showing connection to a future subdivision to the south, and placement of a note on the plat with regard to possible airport noise. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider a zone change from A-1 Agricultural to R-1-10 Single Family Residential on 5.01 acres located at 2160 East and 2450 South. Denice Hughes, applicant. Clay Tolbert, engineer, advised that the applicant anticipates putting a culdesac at the end of the street. The west side of the street is already zoned R-1-10. There is a block wall which separates Canyon View Estates from the property. Builders of the El Dorado Subdivision nearby feel that large homes would devalue their property as their lots are smaller. Because of the grade difference and the block wall which acts as a transition area, the applicant would like R-1-10 zoning. The property above El Dorado Estates is already zoned R-1-10 and will be part of Mr. Hughes project. Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that lots to the east are between 3/4 and one acre in size, and there are also three non-platted A-1 lots. Mr. Tolbert advised that the lots are over 100' in depth. Council Member Orton commented that the applicant would only lose one lot if he went to less dense zoning. Council Member Gardner inquired if the dispute over 2160 East had been resolved. Denice Hughes, applicant, replied that it had been resolved. All underground utilities have been put in along 2160 East. Mr. Tolbert explained there is an elevation change of 5' between the Canyon View Estates lots and Mr. Hughes property. A block wall exists all along Canyon View Estates. Council Member Orton inquired of Mr. Tolbert how many lots would be lost if the zoning were changed to RE-12.5. Mr. Tolbert replied that one or two would be lost, but it was hard to say. Mayor McArthur commented that residents in the area say that a transition zone is needed. Council Member Gardner commented that animals create many issues. He inquired if the elevation change accommodated the transition zone, or if the street in front of larger lots with animal rights should serve as the transition zone. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. Lincoln Powers explained that he owned a lot on the lower portion of 2250 East, and there is not a block wall along his property. He inquired if Mr. Hughes would be bringing the block wall to the lower lots. Mayor McArthur commented that Mr. Hughes did not have to, as the property is still residential. Mr. Hughes replied that he would have no problem doing that. Mr. Powers advised that he purchased the property with plans for horses, and he would prefer a transition zone or a block wall. Council Member Gardner commented that something had to serve as the transition. Mr. Powers advised that there is no elevation difference between his lot and Mr. Hughes property. Mr. Hughes stated he felt a block wall would be the best transition in this situation. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that the idea of transition between R-1-10 and AG zoning is because of the animals. A block wall would not make much difference due to the odor and flies. The idea of RE-12.5 zoning is that when someone buys a lot zoned RE-12.5, they are allowed to have one large animal, and that becomes a buffer. Someone buying RE-12.5 property knows and accepts the fact that his neighbor can have animals. St. George City Council Minutes November 18, 2004 Page Eight There being no further public comment, Mayor McArthur closed the public hearing. Council Member Whatcott commented that the lots could easily be made to accommodate RE-12.5 zoning, and this would create the transition zone between the animals in the Canyon View Estates and the R-1-10 zoning on the other side of the street. Clay Tolbert inquired how the culdesac would be transitioned, as one side would be R-1-10 and the other side would be RE-12.5 City Manager Gary Esplin replied that the minimum frontage is 80', and all the lots are deep. They are almost all as large as required under RE-12.5 zoning, and all the applicant would be doing is changing the use. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to approve the zone change to RE-12.5 zoning, and deny the request for R-1-10 zoning. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Bunker - aye Council Member Bunker - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. ORDINANCE: Consider approval of an ordinance changing the name of the Dinosaur Track Site Advisory Board to the Dinosaur Discovery Site Advisory Board. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to approve the ordinance. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Bunker - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. RESOLUTION: Consider approval of a resolution adopting a fee schedule for the St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site at Johnson Farm. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the new fee schedule now includes an annual pass. Gary Watts explained that a group is defined a ten persons, and children under three years of age are complimentary. The new fee schedule also deletes the family pass as family is difficult to define. Council Member Gardner commented he would rather have a group defined as five persons. This would lower the number so that a family of five could still qualify for the group rate. Council Member Orton commented that $2.00 a person and $1.00 a child is a bargain at any number. Council Member Gardner inquired if there had been any consideration to cross-utilization of the annual pass between the dinosaur site, the art museum, and the Rosenbruch museum. Gary Sanders replied that there currently is no admission fee at the art museum, but the art museum board is looking at admission fees. Gary Watts recommended that the definition of a group be left at ten persons. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to adopt the fee schedule as recommended, leaving the definition of a group at ten persons. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: St. George City Council Minutes November 18, 2004 Page Nine Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Bunker - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. APPROVAL OF LOGO: Consider approval of a logo for the St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site at Johnson Farm. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the Advisory Board felt the site would be better served with a logo that depicted a dinosaur rather than just a track itself. Marc Mortensen distributed copies of other logos made for the site. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to approve the logo recommended by the Advisory Board. Gary Sanders introduced John Burrows, the logo artist. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised he would find out what was needed to protect the logo. Council Member Gardner commented it might be possible to use the logo recommended by the Board and also the logos as distributed by Mr. Mortensen. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised that if two logos will be used, they both should be approved. Gary Watts commented that the City may also want to tie up copyright rights to the footprint itself. AMENDED MOTION: Council Member Orton made a motion to approve the logo recommended by the Advisory Board, as well as all the logos distributed by Mr. Mortensen, and also include copyright protection of the footprint itself. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Gardner. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. INTERPRETIVE PLAN: Consider approval of an interpretive plan for the St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site at Johnson Farm. Gary Watts reviewed the interpretive plan. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to approve the interpretive plan. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. BYLAWS: Consider approval of bylaws for the Dinosaur Discovery Site Advisory Board. Gary Sanders explained that the By-laws were drafted by the City Attorney. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to approve the By-laws. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. WATER RIGHTS PURCHASE AGREEMENT: Consider approval of a water rights purchase agreement with the Max Seegmiller family. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that these were underground irrigation water rights. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the purchase agreement. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. St. George City Council Minutes November 18, 2004 Page Ten VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. APPROVAL TO SELL PROPERTY: Consider approval to sell City-owned property in Washington City. This item was tabled until after the executive session. DELAY IMPROVEMENT AGREEMENT: Consider approval of a delay improvement agreement with Lincoln Powers. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that when the SID was done in the Little Valley area, the City made an attempt to try and place improvements in front of three existing lots. One home was in already place on one of the lots, but there were no improvements. The City is sure a delay improvement agreement for this home was signed, but it cannot be found. Mr. Powers would now like to build a home on one of the three lots and is required to install improvements. However, he would not be able to tie them in on either side because neither of the lots have improvements. Mr. Powers would like to sign a delay improvement agreement to allow him to build his home and install improvements when his neighbors install theirs. Staff recommends approval. Council Member Orton inquired if the existing home could be forced to install improvements if the delay improvement agreement cannot be found. City Manager Gary Esplin replied that the City could not force the improvements to be installed if the agreement could not be found. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the delay improvement agreement subject to improvements being installed when owners of the lot to the north come in for their building permit. Improvements to both homes will be required to be installed at the same time. Mr. Powers inquired if he would be able to obtain his building permit tomorrow. Mayor McArthur replied that the plans would have to be approved first. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that the delay improvement agreement would also have to be drawn up and recorded. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. City Manager Gary Esplin clarified that the required improvements included curb, gutter, sidewalk, road, and all improvements required as part of a subdivision. OPERATING AGREEMENT: Consider approval of an operating agreement with Air Superiority, Utah to provide FBO service at the airport. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that the Airport Board recommends approval. Keith Bushnell, representing Air Superiority, Utah, explained that he would provide a full service base operation to fuel aircraft, provide maintenance, mobile fueling, and a fuel farm. They have also plans to provide an air charter operation. Maintenance will be provided out of the hangar being built right now, and they will be taking over the lease for the entire building. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the operating agreement. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AMENDMENTS TO AIRPORT LEASE: Consider approval of amendments to the JLH Ventures airport lease to accommodate a proposed operation on the premises by Air Superiority. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the amendments to the airport lease. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AMENDMENT TO ENGINEERING AGREEMENT: Consider approval of an amendment to the engineering agreement with Creamer and Noble for the 200 East project. St. George City Council Minutes November 18, 2004 Page Eleven City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the contract is for design work. The Council approved the installation of a roundabout at Hope Street and Main, and the engineers are trying to work out the alignment in this area. The historic water walk on Main Street will be accommodated. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the amendment to the engineering agreement. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AMENDMENT TO ENGINEERING AGREEMENT: Consider approval of amendment to the engineering agreement with Carter Burgess for the River Road Phase II project. Public Works Director Larry Bulloch explained that the bridge on River Road was delayed because when the bridge was designed, available information indicated that the bridge could be built without impacting an existing fiber optic line. However, as the contractor got into the project, he felt the line was so close that he was not willing to take the risk of hitting it, which would have knocked out service for a large area at a substantial cost to him. He also met with Qwest, who was also uncomfortable with the close proximity of the line to the construction. The conclusion was that Qwest would move the line at their expense to avoid any interruption to service, but this will take an additional 70 days before the contractor can resume work. In order to accommodate this, the engineer needs to extend his contract by that additional 70 days as well, which results in a cost of $90,986 to the City. If the contractor had known that the delay would cost $90,000, he would have taken the risk and kept going. He explained that Carter Burgess felt the contractor could proceed, and designed the caissons so that they would miss the line, but the contractor and Qwest made the decision to stop the project. Mayor McArthur inquired why the City was paying when it did not cause the delay. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that Carter Burgess is now requesting additional funds to monitor the project during the additional 70 day time period. The question is whether they should be penalized because the contractor and Qwest made a decision to stop the project, and why the City is in the middle of it. He suggested that the cost be shared among the parties. He suggested that a meeting with all parties be held. MOTION: A motion to table the matter was made by Council Member Gardner. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. CHANGE ORDER - RIVER ROAD PHASE II: Consider approval of a change order to the construction contract for the River Road Phase II project. Public Works Director Larry Bulloch explained that the contract is with Interstate Rock Products, and the change order actually results in a savings to the City in the amount of $107,000. The change order also includes a request by Interstate Rock for an increase in time, but the City is not willing to do anything that would jeopardize having the project paved by the end of the year. City staff is not willing to recommend an extension of the contract at this time, but would like it noted that this is still a point of discussion and has not been resolved. Mayor McArthur inquired if there would be room for sidewalks as the property develops. Mr. Bulloch replied that the canal would have to be piped in order to install sidewalk. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to approve the change order. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. PURCHASE CONTRACT: Consider approval of a purchase contract for 25% of the output of the Jordanelle Hydroelectric facility. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the agreement is with Heber Valley Light and Power, and the cost is $55 per megawatt, which is a good price for green power. Energy Services Director Phil Solomon explained that the Central Valley Water Conservancy District will build the hydro. Heber Valley has an agreement to take the power, but it cannot take all of it. Heber Valley asked the City of St. George and others if they were interested in taking any of the power, and City staff responded that the City was interested. The nice thing about the power is that its cost is fixed at $55 and there is no escalator St. George City Council Minutes November 18, 2004 Page Twelve clause. He stated he did not recall the term, but he thought it was 25 years, based on the run of the river. Irrigation will determine when the power is available, and the resource is during the summer and during peaks when it is needed by the City. It is more reliable than wind, and there is no risk. If the unit goes off, the City does not pay, and if it is off for more than one year, the City can terminate the contract. The City would be receiving 3 megawatts, plus is getting green tags. Ren? Fleming is working on the City?s green program to sell to customers as the City buys this power. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to approve the purchase contract. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Gardner. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. PURCHASE AGREEMENT: Consider approval of a purchase agreement for a 40 MW natural gas-fired turbine for internal generation. This item was tabled. NEW BUSINESS - APPOINTMENTS: Mayor McArthur recommended that Bruce Neiderhauser be appointed to the Hillside Review Board to replace Jarl Klungervik, and that Wally Brazzeal, Paula Bell, Terry Draper, and Mark Peterson be appointed to the Arts Commission. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to make the appointments as recommended by the Mayor. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. Mayor McArthur recommended that Council Member Orton, City Manager Gary Esplin, and City Attorney Shawn Guzman be appointed to a task force to discuss and negotiate land exchanges and needs between the City, School District and State. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Allen to make the appointments as recommended by the Mayor. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Consider approval of the minutes of the regular City Council meeting held October 21, 2004. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to approve the minutes as presented. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Gardner. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. Consider approval of the minutes of the special City Council meeting held October 26, 2004. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the minutes as presented. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. Consider approval of the minutes of the City Council work meeting held October 28, 2004. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to approve the minutes as amended. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. ADJOURN TO EXECUTIVE SESSION: MOTION: A motion to adjourn to an executive session to discuss a property purchase and sale of property was made by Council Member Gardner. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. St. George City Council Minutes November 18, 2004 Page Thirteen VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Bunker - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. RECONVENE: MOTION: A motion to reconvene was made by Council Member Whatcott. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. SELL CITY PROPERTY: CONSIDER APPROVAL TO SELL CITY-OWNED PROPERTY IN WASHINGTON CITY: MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to sell City-owned property in Washington City for $17,000. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS: City Manager Gary Esplin updated the City Council on plans to possibly build another nine holes at Sunbrook Golf Club. Water Services Director Barry Barnum updated the City Counci...


City Council Minutes 02/17/2000:
...tank west of Sunbrook, and installation of a pump house near the Southgate Golf Course. A motion was made by Councilmember Gardner to award the bid to the low bidder, SunRoc Corp in the amount of $1,081,405.50. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Isom, and all voted aye. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for the purchase of fire equipment for the new fire pumper truck. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen presented two bids received: LN Curtis & Sons $57,683 and Ross Equipment $35,103.75, and advised the Ross Equipment bid was an incomplete bid, as some of the items requested were not bid and others bid did not meet specs. She recommended award of the bid to LN Curtis & Sons in the amount of $57,683. A motion was made by Councilmember Orton to award the bid to LN Curtis & Sons in the amount of $57,683. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Whatcott, and all voted aye. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for the painting of the steel water tank on North Main Street. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen advised only one bid was received from State Painting in the amount of $149,577. Staff feels this is a good bid and recommends award. A motion was made by Councilmember Gardner to award the bid to State Painting in the amount of $149,577. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Whatcott, and all voted aye. SET PUBLIC HEARING: Associate Planner Jim McGuire advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting of February 8, 2000, recommended public hearings be set for March 16, 2000 at 5:00 p.m. to consider a zone change from OS and M-1 to R-1-10 on 43.24 acres located northeast of Ruesch Machinery at Middleton Drive and Red Rock Road, and a zone change from OS to R-1-10 on 9.956 acres located north of Bloomington Country Club No. 7 between Kolob Drive and Los Padres Drive. 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. St. George City Council Minutes February 17, 2000 Page Three CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT: Consider a request for approval of a conditional use permit to use a modular unit for a temporary classroom at Valor Hall private school located at 696 South Dixie Drive. Barbara Christian/Richard Downer, applicants. Associate Planner Jim McGuire advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting of February 8, 2000 recommended approval of a conditional use permit to use a modular trailer for temporary classrooms while the main building of Valor Hall private school is being remodeled. The school is located in an R-1-10 zone . There are 52 students currently enrolled, and the request is for up to 90 students. The music school previously approved at this location was for up to 100 students. The applicants said they would paint the trailer to match the building, and would like to use it for one year, but could get by with less time is required. The City?s Fire Marshall inspected the building and has given the applicants a list of items that must be done. There was also a large pile of debris on site that has since been removed. A City business license is also required. They are proposing 15 faculty and staff. The Planning Commission recommended approval subject to the modular trailer being removed after one year, the debris be cleaned within 90 days, there be a maximum of 90 students and 15 faculty/staff, a business license be obtained, and the school comply with the Fire Marshall?s requirements. A motion was made by Councilmember Allen to approve the conditional use permit subject to the recommendations of the Planning Commission. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Gardner. Councilmember Whatcott inquired if the applicant had a one year lease, and if so, why the trailer would be needed. The applicant was not present and no one knew the length of the lease. Councilmember Allen amended her motion to approve subject to actual remodeling of the existing building and procurement of a building permit for the remodeling. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Whatcott, and all voted aye. ADD TO NON-CONFORMING BUILDING: Associate Planner Jim McGuire advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held February 8, 2000, recommended approval to enclose a porch that is nonconforming as to setback and is attached to a house located in an R-1-8 zone at 2427 East 40 North. Coquette Jacobson is the applicant. The home was built two feet from the side property line and the porch was built 1 1/2 feet from the same property line, both receiving a variance on July 19, 1994. The applicant would now like to enclose the porch. Councilmember Isom clarified that the footprint of the building would not be increased. A motion was made by Councilmember Whatcott to approve the request as recommended by the Planning Commission. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Orton, and all voted aye. FINAL PLAT: Associate Planner Jim McGuire advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting of February 8, 2000, recommended approval of the final plat for the Boulders Phase 4. Steve Sheffield is the applicant. 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. St. George City Council Minutes February 17, 2000 Page Four FINAL PLAT: Associate Planner Jim McGuire advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held February 8, 2000, recommended approval of the final plat for Sage Creek Subdivision Phases 3A, 3B, and 4. Jim Raines is the agent. The final plat conforms to the preliminary plat. A motion was made by Councilmember Orton to approve the final plat and authorize the Mayor to sign it. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Gardner, and all voted aye. FINAL PLAT: Associate Planner Jim McGuire advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting of February 8, 2000, recommended approval of the final plat for Huntington at Stonebridge Phase I. Milo McCowan is the agent. 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. FINAL PLAT: Associate Planner Jim McGuire advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting of February 8, 2000, recommended approval of the amended final plat for Sun River Phase I Plat 1B in order to combine two lots and abandon the common area between them. Paul Marsh is the applicant. A motion was made by Councilmember Isom to approve the final plat and authorize the Mayor to sign it. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Whatcott, and all voted aye. FEE WAIVER FOR USE OF PARK: Consider a request for a fee waiver for use of Worthen Park for Flag Day on June 14. Russell Bezette, applicant. City Manager Gary Esplin advised staff recommends support of the Dixie Elks Lodge in this activity, and recommends waiver of the fee for use of the park or a Flag Day ceremony. A motion was made by Councilmember Gardner to approve waiver of the fee for use of the park on Flag Day for a Flag Day ceremony. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Allen, and all voted aye. BEER LICENSE: Consider a request for approval of a beer license for a convenience store at 810 E. St. George Blvd. David Terry, applicant. City Manager Gary Esplin advised the existing convenience store currently has a beer license, and this request would not be for an additional license, just a change in ownership. A background check on the applicant was performed with no negative results. A motion was made by Councilmember Isom to approve the beer license. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Allen, and all voted aye. MAINTAIN LANDSCAPING ON MAJOR COLLECTOR ROAD: Consider a request, under City policy, to maintain landscaping on a major collector road at 10 South 2450 East for the Cloverland and Copper Hills Subdivisions. City Manager Gary Esplin explained the City has received a request to maintain landscaping adjacent to a major collector road at 10 South 2450 East. Under current City policy, a developer can request that the City St. George City Council Minutes February 17, 2000 Page Five maintain landscaping within City right-of-way along a 66' or 80' major collector road. Staff recommends that this policy be reconsidered at a future date as the burden on City staff to maintain these areas is becoming great. However, staff recommends approval of this request. The landscaping will consist of ground cover and trees with no lawn. The change in policy will be discussed at the next City Council work meeting. A motion was made by Councilmember Isom to approve the request subject to inspection and approval by City staff of the landscaping. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Orton, and all voted aye. AIRPORT GROUND LEASE: Consider a request for approval of an airport ground lease for the Chaney Family Trust at the municipal airport. A motion was made by Councilmember Gardner to approve the airport ground lease as requested. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Whatcott, and all voted aye. AMENDMENT TO PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT: Consider approval of an amendment to the professional services agreement with Creamer & Noble Inc. for the proposed new airport project. City Manager Gary Esplin advised the City is currently in the middle of a final environmental review and compiling a report to the FAA. The City has been asked to include noise studies, and because of the change to the scope of the project, additional compensation is due to the project engineer. The total of the project to date is $506,847, and the original contract was for $219,000, but due to the requests for noise analyses and environmental assessments, the cost has increased. The FAA will pay 92% of the cost, with the remainder being the City?s portion. A motion was made by Councilmember Allen to approve the amendment to the professional services agreement as requested. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Gardner, and all voted aye. ABANDONMENT: Consider a request to abandon small parcels of property. adjacent to the Sunbrook Golf Course and certain rights-of-way in Sunbrook Canyonview Ridge Phase 3 ...


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.... Councilmember Rod Orton related that Dixie High School won 2nd at the golf tournament last week. Mayor McArthur said Dixie High also took championship in tennis. Mayor McArthur announced that two items had been deleted from the agenda, #4F to consider approval of an ordinance setting fees for cellular phones in the City; and #6A-1 to consider acceptance of a donation from the Jennings family. St. George City Council Minutes October 5, 2000 Page Two BID OPENINGS: Consider award of bid for the installation of the golf course bridges which were purchased previously for Sunbrook and Southg...


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... as well as the regulation involving a PUD located on a regulation 18 hole golf course. There was discussion regarding the amount of land available to accommodate the 100 unit size of a PUD and golf course. There was discussion regarding how to handle existing iss...


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...y show the Open Space and Residential zone boundaries around the Southgate Golf Course. St. George City Council Minutes July 15, 2010 Page Four City Manager Gary Esplin explained this is a housekeeping item. Changes to the zoning map are needed to conform to what is on site, cleaning up any discrepancies in the area and defining the exact location of the golf course. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Shakespeare t...


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... Manager Gary Esplin explained the surplus property was formerly Southgate Golf Course property and park property on the other side of the freeway. He recommended authorizing execution of a quit claim deed to the State as the negotiation of right-of-way cannot be completed until the property is owned. The State has agreed to secure rights-of-way where the new golf holes will be. They also need property from the City where the new int...


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...Drive. Development Services Director Matt Loo advised that the City?s golf courses are doing pretty well compared to others in the area. City staff did a study on all 13 golf courses in Washington County and the City?s are right in the middle as...


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...on carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for chemicals for the golf courses. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised that fertilizer was removed from the bid. She recommended award of the bid to Helena Chemical because they were the only bidder who bid on all items requested. She recommended award of an annual blanket in the amount of $200,000 for the year, and as a secondary, an award to Simplot Partners in the amount of $50,000 in case an item cannot be obtained from Helena. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Pike to award the bid to Helena Chemical in the amount of $200,000 and to Simplot Partners in the amount of $50,000. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Shakespeare. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for the Green Valley Substation incoming structures foundation project. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised the low bid was submitted by Most Wanted Drilling from Farmington, Utah in the amount of $126,530. Council Member Pike advised he was familiar with this company as they did work for the hospital. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Shakespeare to award the bid to Most Wanted Drilling in the amount of $126,530. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. Energy Services Director Phil Solomon advised that the substation is complete but the transformer has not yet come. The project should be complete by next summer and will serve the west side of the City including some of the lines on the east side of the Black Hill in the Bluff Street area. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for dumpsters and porta-pots for the marathon. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised that Dixie Waste will provide 24 dumpsters and 268 porta-pots which meet ADA standards for $27,916.67, including delivery and pick-up. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to award the bid to Dixie Waste in the amount of $27,916.67. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Almquist. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. St. George City Council Minutes September 4, 2008 Page Three City Manager Gary Esplin advised that all bid items for the marathon are paid for by entry fees paid by the runners. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for the Expo/ luncheons and pasta dinners for the marathon. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised this is a sole source award in the amount of $40,000 to the Dixie Center, the only convention center large enough to accommodate the number of attendees. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Allen to award the bid to the Dixie Center in the amount of $40,000. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Shakespeare. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for stone medallions, sponsor plaques and gifts for the marathon. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood recommended award of the bid to Kenworthy Signs in the amount of $50,280. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Allen to award the bid to Kenworthy Signs in the amount of $50,280. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Pike. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for timing chips and timing service for the marathon. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood recommended award of the bid to Championship Burns in the amount of $30,000. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Pike to award the bid to Championship Burns in the amount of $30,000. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF BLANKET PURCHASE ORDER: Consider approval of a blanket purchase order with the Purgatory Correctional Facility labor crew for the Parks Department. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood recommended approval of the annual award for labor crews in the amount of $26,000. Mayor McArthur commented the labor crews do a great job throughout the community including the City?s trails and parks and the Dixie Center. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Shakespeare to approve the blanket purchase order in the amount of $26,000. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Pike. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for solar panels and an inverter. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood recommended purchase through the State contract with AEE Solar Inc. at a discount off the list price of 25% to 35%. The total cost is $498,798. She advised that this is a cost reimburse/cost share type expenditure. Energy Services Director Phil Solomon advised that the initial install, 1 kW, is enough for 25-30 homes. The customer will purchase units or shares in the solar farm which the City will own and operate. The customer?s discount for 1 kW will be about a 20% discount on their overall power bill throughout the year. The customer will not be buying shares in the St. George City Council Minutes September 4, 2008 Page Four solar farm for the economic benefit, but rather to lower their carbon footprint and help the City as a community meet its renewable portfolio standard. Staff is looking at ways to reduce costs and bids on excavation. The State bid was used for the panels. The City has formed a partnership with Dixie REA so their customers can also participate as long as they are St. George residents. The initial cost for one unit is $6,000, or a half unit at $3,000. Enough space at the site will be cleared for 2,000 kW, and there is additional space if needed. He advised that putting a solar panel on a private home costs between $10,000 to $12,000 for one kW, plus additional tax credits. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to approve the purchase through AEE Solar, Inc. in the amount of $498,798. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. SPECIAL EVENT PERMIT: Consider approval of a special event permit for a haunted house at the Red Cliffs Mall. Brent Martin, B&B Productions, applicant. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that staff reviewed the request and there are no outstanding issues. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Pike to approve the special event permit. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. SET PUBLIC HEARING: Community Development Director Bob Nicholson advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held August 26, 2008, recommended a public hearing be scheduled for October 2 to consider a zone change amendment to an existing PD Residential zone at the northeast corner of Tonaquint Drive and Mesa Palms Drive for a Beehive Home which is currently under construction. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to set the public hearing as recommended. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Almquist. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. ROAD DEDICATION PLAT: Todd Jacobsen presented a road dedication plat for 2640 East and 2710 East located off Crimson Valley Road on the south side. The Planning Commission recommends approval. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Allen to approve the final plat. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Almquist. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT: Consider approval of a conditional use permit to construct an office building with four stories to a maximum height of 58' to the top of the parapet wall at 1100 East Tabernacle Street just south of St. George Blvd. Mark Dickerson, applicant. City Planner Ray Snyder advised the name of the project is the Smith Memorial Building. The site is zoned C-3. The garage will be adjacent to the building but not underneath it. There is a level parking lot around the building. The request has been heard twice by the Planning Commission and the building has dropped 6' from the original proposal. The Planning Commission reduced the setback for the parking structure itself. He then presented a fly-by of the project. The Planning Commission recommended approval subject to (1) the building color and materials shall be per the August 26, 2008 submittal to the Planning Commission and the September 4, 2008 submittal to the City Council; (2) the building height is approved for a maximum height to the top of the parapet of 58' and a maximum roof height of 51'; and (3) receive approval from the Planning Commission for a reduced setback for the south and west side of the property. The Planning Commission also asked that the roof be painted. Members of the City Council commented they would like a site visit. St. George City Council Minutes September 4, 2008 Page Five Council Member Almquist inquired about landscaping on the north side of the project. Paul Warnock, architect, advised there is an 8' retaining wall that would bury any landscaping and UDOT is the property owner to the north. Council Member Almquist advised that necessary steps should be taken to hide some of the height of the building by using natural vegetation. Mr. Warnock advised that to be effective with landscaping, UDOT would need to be approached to see what they will allow on the hill. Mayor McArthur advised that the property has to be allowed to be used for something and it is in a business district. The proposed project fits the use and area and the only question is with regard to the building height. He asked the applicants to put balloons in the air indicating the building height from all four corners and the matter would be rescheduled on the next City Council agenda. City Manager Gary Esplin commented he doubted much of the building would be seen from the south, and the building may set a tone for what the City would like to see along Tabernacle. This area is in transition and the height of the building does not seem too far out of line. Mark Dickerson, owner, commented they have gone to a lot of work to make the project attractive. The site is on a dead-end street, and the adjacent freeway is also elevated. City Manager Gary Esplin commented a crane could position its boom at the top of the building height, as has been done in the past. The fly-by was good but gave a false sense of the height from the south. He advised the matter would be rescheduled on the next City Council agenda. A site visit was scheduled for Thursday, September 18 at 3:00 p.m. Mayor McArthur advised the applicant to have balloons mark the height of the four corners of the building, or he could volunteer a piece of equipment to mark the height. MOTION: A motion to table the matter pending a site visit was made by Council Member Almquist. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Pike. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote and all voted aye. The motion carried. SPECIAL RECOGNITION: Police Chief Marlon Stratton introduced Patrol Sergeant Al Gilman and recognized him for his brave actions in trying to stop a suspected drunk driver while off-duty. Sergeant Gilman was injured in the attempt. Chief Stratton expressed appreciation to Sgt. Gilman for a job well done. Sgt. Gilman commented he and his family moved here 13 years ago to work for the St. George Police Department. He expressed appreciation for that fact that he could take action while not involving anyone else and that everything happened right that day. Mayor McArthur expressed appreciation to Sgt. Gilman for a job well done. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that Sgt. Gilman could have chosen to not get involved, but he did get involved and this says a lot about his character. Sgt. Gilman expressed appreciation to the Mayor, City Council and Police Chief for their support. AGREEMENT: Consider approval of an agreement with Lynne Clark for a sesquicentennial book of remembrance. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that as discussed in the work meeting, staff recommends approval of an agreement with Lynne Clark for a sesquicentennial book of St. George City Council Minutes September 4, 2008 Page Six remembrance up to $30,000, with only $15,000 committed at this time in order to see what the work product is in five to six months from now. Mayor McArthur commented the sesquicentennial is January 2012 and there is a lot of work to do. Lynne Clark advised she has 15,000 photos in her collection, with 3,400 of them about St. George. She advised she has a full photo history of all the firemen in St. George. Council Member Bunker inquired what the $15,000 would guarantee. Mayor McArthur advised it would cover whatever work Ms. Clark does up to that time, including the photos. The City would own the collection of photos. Ms. Clark advised not all 3,000 photos would be put into the book. The book will be 150-200 pages. She advised if for some reason she were not able to finish the book, to satisfy the $15,000 or $30,000 paid by the City, the City would own that many photos, but not the negatives and not the collection; just the photos of St. George. Council Member Bunker suggested the number of photos be included in the agreement. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that the City would make sure it is getting value for its money. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Almquist to approve the agreement in the amount of $15,000 immediately, with the caveat that there is $15,000 more for completion of the book, and with a status review in six months. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Shakespeare. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. Mayor McArthur was then excused from the meeting and Council Member Allen assumed the role of Mayor Pro Tem. PUBLIC HEARING/PRELIMINARY PLAT: Public hearing to consider approval of the preliminary plat for the Painted Desert Professional Plaza with six building pads located at the corner of 2450 South and River Road. Ence Homes, applicant. Jay Sandberg explained that the City Council previously approved a PD for this development on July 10, 2008. There was discussion at that City Council meeting that no retail would be allowed, the units would be single story and would be stucco and stone with a tile roof. The units would have a residential appearance and would not exceed 22' in height. Access is from 2450 South and the first entrance shall be right-in only and the second entrance may be full access. There will be a deceleration lane on River Road. The pad grades adjacent to River Crest will be within one foot of the existing elevations. Cross sections showing the elevation grade change between River Crest and the development must be approved with the preliminary plat. There was discussion at the Planning Commission meeting about access, and there are two possible locations. Staff presented an alternate driveway location that moves the westerly driveway further west. This site provides good visibility in both directions without the need to have a 45' wide line of sight area on private property and still accommodates the site. The developer does not support staff?s recommendation because building no. 1 would need to be relocated and internal circulation and parking would be affected. The Planning Commission recommended that the driveway be located as recommended by staff. Mayor Pro Tem Allen opened the public hearing. Vince Clayton, representing Ence Homes, distributed a packet of materials showing the cross sections and read an 11 point summary. He advised that AASHTO standards are exceeded in most instances and the project meets all standards for a PD Commercial project. He advised that if the alternate suggestion of staff for location of the driveway were used, the site would have to be elevated an additional two feet and would not be as friendly to neighbors and would also bring traffic into the project at the backyards of the neighbors, as opposed to placing buildings there which are quieter and more friendly St. George City Council Minutes September 4, 2008 Page Seven and do not pollute the air. He stated the project should not be held hostage because of other projects that have not worked out, and with the low traffic impact at this location, the plan should be approved. Tyler Hoskins advised the substandard curve off River Road is a 100 foot curve and the City?s minimum standard is 185 feet. He stated he had a discussion with staff about the possibility of lowering the design criteria for a lower speed than tagged, and a 35 mph design speed may be excessive. The problem exists because of a substandard curve, and two accesses into the existing subdivision which are too closely spaced. Council Member Bunker inquired why the level of the property would have to be raised. Mark Fonger, design engineer, replied the pads in the new layout would have to be raised in order to make them flow with the existing townhomes. The pads would have to be higher to get the drainage out the west side. Council Member Almquist inquired about the detention basin. Mr. Fonger replied that detention will be above-ground and will gravity flow out into the street. Mr. Hoskins advised a traffic signal is planned for the intersection of 2450 South and River Road and traffic volumes are already approaching the warrants. 2450 South will be a 50' local two lane street. He advised that the speed limit is currently 25 mph but it could be posted lower because of the curve. He advised that they also considered straightening out the curve but this did not help. Mayor Pro Tem Allen inquired if the applicant were amenable to the idea of an island. Mr. Hoskins replied that in his opinion it would make it convoluted but he was not against looking at it. Council Member Almquist commented that staff says people at the west entrance need to see behind buildings 2 and 3 for traffic purposes. He inquired of the applicant if they would commit to not putting anything there over a certain height. Troy Ence replied that he would make that commitment. Jay Sandberg replied that staff has not had good experiences with good sight triangles. There being no further comment, Mayor Pro Tem Allen closed the public hearing. Council Member Pike commented he did not think that adding an additional two feet to the site elevation would be good for the neighbors. Council Member Almquist commented he felt this project was slightly less offensive than anything else proposed for the site. MOTION: A motion to approve the preliminary plat and outlying traffic patterns as submitted by the applicant was made by Council Member Almquist. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Pike. VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Allen called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Almquist - aye Council Member Pike - aye Council Member Shakespeare - aye Council Member Bunker - nay Mayor Pro Tem Allen - aye The motion carried. Mayor Pro Tem Allen called for a brief break. Upon conclusion of the break, the meeting continued. St. George City Council Minutes September 4, 2008 Page Eight PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider a zone change from A-1, RE-12.5, and RE-20 to Traditional Neighborhood District (TND) on 43 acres located at the southeast corner of 2000 South and 3000 East Streets in the Washington Fields area. Bart Coon, applicant. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that two years ago a plat was approved for this site called Crimson Valley Estates under RE-12.5 zoning. The applicants decided not to proceed with the project and are now proposing a TND. There are single family subdivisions across the street to the west which have been approved but not built. The applicants propose 33,000 sq. ft. of commercial, either office or retail. 447 dwelling units are proposed with 35 single family homes, most on the perimeter. There are 42 twin homes and four plex units, and 240 dwelling units proposed in 10 three story buildings, each with 24 units. 100 units are proposed in the assisted living facility on the corner of the project and 30 in mixed use would be residential units above office or retail. The TND code does not have a density limit but is based on good design which means that the project integrates into the neighborhood in a good manner. The project has good aspects such as mixed use and Vision Dixie principles, but after two considerations by the Planning Commission, they unanimously recommended denial based on the mix of housing units. They felt ten three story buildings in this area was not the right mix and they asked the applicant to come back with primarily single family homes. The Planning Commission felt the project did not have the look or feel of a TND but instead an apartment complex. A number of neighbors spoke in opposition to the project. The buildings will have asphalt shingles, instead of tile roofs as spoken earlier. He advised that the project is in a rural area and a lot of the neighbors surrounding the project have large animals and are concerned about the high density project. There is an irrigation canal along 3000 East and a proposed equestrian trail. He advised that the applicant would have to widen 3000 East and improve the frontage. Council Member Pike commented he was not surprised the Planning Commission recommended denial as he did not think the project fits the area and does not appear to be a TND. Mayor Pro Tem Allen opened the public hearing. Jay Ballwinkle commented that the owners have to have the density to offset the cost of the open space. The project has a pool and trails and lots of open space. Making the units single family eats up a lot of open space. Since the Planning Commission meeting a row of single family units has been added. The developer says that the less density there is, the less quality there will be in open space. The project was based on the Daybreak project. Council Member Pike commented in his opinion there was too much density. Mr. Ballwinkle inquired where the density needed to be and the range. Mayor Pro Tem Allen commented that the density was overpowering and this will set a precedent for too much density. Council Member Bunker commented in her opinion a TND meant creativity where sections are not cordoned off with single family around the outside of the project and high density inside the project. She stated she felt that down the road the project would turn to rentals and the project did not feel like a TND or compare to the ones she has seen. Mr. Ballwinkle commented that the garages cannot be seen from the street and they followed TND guidelines. Council Member Shakespeare commented she felt the project had no balance between high, medium and low density units and that it did not integrate into the Little Valley area. Council Member Almquist commented it appears to be a marvelous college housing project, but lended itself to be more transient in nature 10-15 years down the road. He advised that the project is surrounded on four sides by A-1 and R-1-10 zoning. He St. George City Council Minutes September 4, 2008 Page Nine inquired of the applicants if they had considered land elsewhere not surrounded by A-1 zoning for the project. Mr. Ballwinkle replied this site was a logical place for a TND because of the new airport. The City?s master plan was used as a guide with regard to density and is within the range of the Little Valley master plan. Mayor Pro Tem Allen commented the problem lies in that the Council did not envision 12-14 units of density on every acre. Mr. Ballwinkle inquired what number the City was looking for. City Manager Gary Esplin replied that there is no set number. A TND is about design and mix, and 43 acres is the minimum amount to do a TND in the City. A true TND needs to be a lot larger than that. Staff?s position is the proposed project is too dense, there are not enough single family homes and not enough buffer and perhaps a TND cannot be done on this size parcel. Staff and the Planning Commission all unanimously feel this project does not seem to fit what the City is looking for in a TND. Mr. Ballwinkle commented that the Planning Commission was comfortable with the four buildings in the inside of the circle; their concern was with the six buildings on the outside. Council Member Bunker inquired if the applicant had considered having some of the larger buildings border the school, rather than the single family homes. Mr. Ballwinkle replied that it would be awkward to have that large of a structure next to a school. Council Member Bunker commented that it bothered her that all the tall buildings are clustered together and the homes are all in one section and isolated. Farns Edwards advised that he lived to the east of this project, and while it was beautiful, it would be even more beautiful located somewhere else. He expressed concern with the high water table in this area. Additionally, the people who live in this area do so because the area is zoned A-1 and they are able to have large animals. The proposed project is surrounded by livestock which stink and the residents of the proposed project will complain. Mayor Pro Tem Allen advised that a right to farm for the area residents will be noted on the plat. Mr. Edwards continued saying that when enough people complain long enough, the use in the area will change and the ones who moved there to have livestock will be voted out. He stated there was no way to do the project without importing a great deal of dirt to build up the site which will increase ground pressure on the water table and cause it to come up. He advised that the manholes in 3000 East are sinking due to the water in the area. Mayor Pro Tem Allen advised that drainage will be addressed when the applicant comes in for preliminary plat approval. Mr. Ballwinkle showed slides of the Kentlands project. Mayor McArthur arrived. Mr. Ballwinkle advised that with regard to the water table, the project engineer found a solution to make it work. A traffic impact study was done and no impact was found. Mayor McArthur inquired of the applicant if they had considered property further out for the project, as the project is too dense for a horse area which was planned to be half-acre lots. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson commented that the area has two designations - medium density at four to seven units per acre, and medium high density at seven to ten units per acre. St. George City Council Minutes September 4, 2008 Page Ten Corey Hughes, a property owner to the south, advised that he owned four acres and wants open space. He commented that no developer helped him pay for his open space. He inquired when the rezoning would stop as he has lived here his whole life and is being pushed out of the City. There being no further public comment, Mayor McArthur closed the public hearing. MOTION: A motion to deny the zone change was made by Council Member Pike based on the fact that the project is too high in density given the surroundings, even though it may meet the TND concept. He commented he would prefer to see the applicant come back with something less than three story buildings. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. Council Member Shakespeare commented that Little Valley is considered an agricultural area. Mayor McArthur commented that the Little Valley area is in transition, but a project has to fit the area. City Attorney Shawn Guzman commented that it is clear the general plan allows for this type of development, and it sounds like the feeling of the Council is there are too many large buildings clustered together which creates a concern for the overall density in this area. Council Member Pike commented that the project barely meets the minimum required acreage for a TND and it feels like the applicants are trying to do too much in a small space. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Pike - aye Council Member Bunker - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Shakespeare - aye Council Member Almquist - nay The motion carried. Council Member Allen suggested the applicant be allowed to resubmit a zone change request without having to pay a fee. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Almquist to waive the zone change application fee for the same project on the same piece of ground within six months. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. 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...years to get reuse water on line which can then be used to water parks and golf courses. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. BEER LICENSES: Consider approval of off-premise beer licenses for the Texaco located at 1409 E. St. George Blvd. and the Chevron located at 81 N. River Road. Karamjit Singh, applicant. City Manager Gary Esplin advised the applicant owns both sites. The applications meet all requirements, and staff recommends approval. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Almquist to approve the beer licenses. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote and all voted aye. The motion carried. St. George City Council Minutes June 19, 2008 Page Three BEER LICENSE: Consider approval of an off-premise beer license for the Green Valley Market. Vishni Patel, applicant. City Manager Gary Esplin explained this request is for a change of ownership, not a new license. The application meets all requirements and staff recommends approval. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to approve the beer license. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Pike. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. INTRODUCTION OF NEW PLANNER: Community Development Director Bob Nicholson introduced new City planner, Craig Harvey. Craig Harvey updated the Mayor and City Council on his educational and career history. RESOLUTION: Consider adoption of a resolution of the City Council of the City of St. George, Utah, (the ?Issuer?), finalizing the terms and conditions of the issuance and sale by the Issuer of its Electric Revenue Bonds, Series 2008 in the aggregate principal amount of approximately $50,000,000 (the ?Series 2008 Bonds?); awarding and confirming the sale of said Series 2008 Bonds; authorizing the execution by the Issuer of a second supplemental indenture of trust, and other documents required in connection therewith; authorizing and approving a preliminary official statement and final official statement; authorizing and approving a bond purchase agreement; and authorizing the taking of all other actions necessary to the consummation of the transaction contemplated by this resolution; providing a severability clause; repealing resolutions and orders in conflict; providing an effective date; and related matters. City Manager Gary Esplin explained in order to finance the new gas turbine the City had to go to the market and issue a revenue bond. The market is very unpredictable and it has been a difficult and complex financing. Jason Burningham, the City?s financial advisor with regard to the bond issue, advised this is the largest single issue the City has done in the market. He distributed a booklet titled Electric Revenue Bonds, Series 2008, Final Pricing Discussion, and reviewed it. City Attorney Shawn Guzman arrived. Mr. Burningham continued saying the market has been difficult. He introduced John Crandall of George K. Baum, the underwriter on this project, who was instrumental in putting the transaction together. Ballard Spahr represented the City as bond counsel. Mr. Burningham explained there has been a flood of refinancing activity. The bonds were marketed with a final cost of capital to the City of 4.97%. The City?s bond rating is A1, and is a result of good City management. Policies have been put in place in the Energy Services Department with regard to risk management of power resources that have made the utility more favorable in the view of rating agencies. The rating increase is a significant factor in helping price the bonds. The proceeds will be used to acquire and fund a new natural gas-fired turbine generator. The proceeds will also be used to fund capitalized interest and pay costs of the bond issue. The $50,000,000 transaction will be amortized and bond insurance will be purchased at a savings of $900,000 to the City. In addition, the rating upgrade from A3 to A1 saved another $600,000. He stated that on behalf of the City as its financial advisor he was pleased to recommend the rate and terms presented in the bond resolution to be considered and adopted. The bonds can be refunded at a future date and will have a ten year call. John Crandall advised that the City?s bond rating is the highest in the county, including the School District and Water District. This is well deserved because the City is so well managed. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Almquist to approve the resolution as presented. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen. Council Member Almquist inquired who will monitor whether it would be in the City?s best interests to call the bonds in ten years. Mr. Burningham replied that he would assist the City in looking at this. The City has a policy of looking at refundings based on certain levels of net present value savings. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Almquiste - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Bunker - aye Council Member Pike - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. SET PUBLIC HEARINGS: Community Development Director Bob Nicholson advised that the Planning Commission recommended that public hearings be scheduled for July 17, 2008 to consider (1) an amended final plat for The Casitas at Hidden Valley located on the south side of Hidden Valley Drive at 500 East and 3500 South, and (2) a zone change from PD Residential to PD Commercial located at River Road and 2450 South. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Allen to schedule the public hearings as recommended. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. FINAL PLATS: Todd Jacobson presented three final plats for approval: (1) The Park at Paradise Canyon Commercial Condominiums with three buildings located on the south side of Snow Canyon at approximately 1425 West 1450 North, zoned PD AP; (2) a roadway dedication plat for Plantations Drive located behind the Sunbrook Golf Course and Trend West timeshare beginning at approximately 1600 West and 1400 South and ending at 2800 West and 100 South; and (3) Lago Vista Drive and Alienta Drive located on the southwest side of Plantations Drive beginning at 2700 West and 250 South. The Planning Commission recommends approval of the plats. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to approve the final plats and authorize the Mayor to sign them. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Almquist. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT: Consider approval of a conditional use permit to construct a detached garage to a height of 20'4" located behind the applicant?s home at 2556 East 2300 South Circle. Dustin Dell, applicant. Planner Ray Snyder advised that the Planning Commission recommended approval. The garage has a workshop area with a toilet, sink and shower. The Planning Commission asked that the shower be removed. The applicant was fine with the request. Council Member Bunker commented she could see why the applicant wanted to have a shower. City Manager Gary Esplin stated it has been the City?s position that garage additions with shower facilities can become problems later if they are rented out as living units. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to approve the conditional use permit as recommended by the Planning Commission. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Pike. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. BUILDING DESIGN AND CONCEPTUAL SITE PLAN: Planner Ray Snyder explained the request is to consider a building design and conceptual site plan to remodel and construct an addition to the existing assisted living facility at 950 South 400 East, the Meadows. There are 121 existing units and the applicants propose to add 28 new units plus 30 Alzheimer units. The new construction consists of 33,000 sq. ft. Parking requirements are met and exceeded. A materials board has been presented. The Planning Commission recommends approval. The building height will not exceed 35'. City Manager Gary Esplin inquired if the project was still owned by the OK Kids Foundation as there were certain requirements placed on the project in order to bond for it. He inquired if the bonds had been paid off and who owned the project. St. George City Council Minutes June 19, 2008 Page Five David May, architect, stated that Larry Blake and Vaughn Pulsipher owned the project to his knowledge. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that as part of any action on the City?s behalf, it should be made subject to making sure the ownership is cleared up and there are no outstanding problems. Mr. May commented that during financing there was no mention of any outstanding debt on the property and he imagined the bonds were satisfied. Council Member Pike inquired if the plan was to redo the entire exterior. Mr. May replied that the entire structure will receive a facelift. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Pike to approve the building design and conceptual site plan as presented, subject to the recommendations of the Planning Commission and making sure the bonds are satisfied. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider approval of a zone change from R-1-10 to PD Commercial on 1.42 acres located at approximately 1300 East 900 South Street. Neil Glauser, Blue Mountain Partners, applicant. This item has been postponed until the July 17 City Council meeting. PUBLIC HEARING/PRELIMINARY PLAT and HILLSIDE DEVELOPMENT PERMIT: Public hearing to consider approval of the preliminary plat for Red Cliffs Park Subdivision with 103 lots located at approximately 2050 East and 1000 North in the Middleton area. Stacy Young, applicant. Jay Sandberg advised a zone change for the area was recently approved. The subdivision has a total of 103 lots with a density of under three units per acre on 34.6 acres. The subdivision has mainly public roads. There are 100' setbacks and no-disturb areas. Areas around the units are common areas. The area in the wash is going to be a low impact park area with a small gazebo and trailhead for a future public trail up the north side of the project to tie into the reserve trail system. With regard to the hillside development permit, there is a requirement that the no-disturb area on the hillside be fenced with orange fencing during construction. A brief discussion took place on access into Washington City at a future date. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that the project meets City requirements and there is plenty of time to resolve the issue of connection into Washington City. Mr. Sandberg advised that a request has been received to allow a temporary access road to connect to a project within Washington City. This request is being reviewed. Additionally, the construction access is through Escalara. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Pike to approve the preliminary plat. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Pike to approve the hillside development permit. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. Council Member Almquist clarified that the approval was subject to the orange fencing and all recommendations of the Hillside Review Board. PUBLIC HEARING/PRELIMINARY PLAT: Public hearing to consider approval of the preliminary plat for Milne Estates Subdivision with four lots located along 3430 East at approximately 2050 South. Travis Milne, applicant. St. George City Council Minutes June 19, 2008 Page Six Jay Sandberg advised there is an existing home on the property in the Little Valley area. The request is to subdivide the property into four lots for resale. The request also includes approval of a delay agreement for improvements on the culdesac. Lot 2 will have access from 3430 East and in the future, when the lots are improved, the culdesac will have to be improved and all improvements finished. The Planning Commission recommends approval subject to a delay agreement for improvement of the culdesac and utilities for Lots 3 and 4, utilities be approved and installed for Lot 2, a final plat for all four lots is approved, the improvements adjacent to Lot 1 be completed on 3430 East, and all conditions be completed prior to issuance of a building permit. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Allen to approve the plat subject to the recommendations of the Planning Commission. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/BUDGET: Public hearing with regard to the fiscal year 2008-2009 budget for the City of St. George. City Manager Gary Esplin recommended that the public hearing be opened and questions addressed after public comment is received. Mayor McArthur commented it has been recommended that funding be restored for some programs in the Recreation and Public Safety departments. He then opened the public hearing. Jack Davison advised he sent a letter to the City Council opposing the proposed golf fee increase. He then read the letter. Doug Burgin stated that the unilateral raising of golf fees over the years has run people away from the courses. He suggested the City find a way to make golf affordable for senior citizens. He stated this could not be done by raising fees. He stated that golf was the only sport in the City that had to pay for itself and extra money from the general fund should be used to help out. City Manager Gary Esplin replied that the golf courses do not pay for themselves and today are $1.6 million in the red. $500,000 was transferred from the Economic Development Fund to the Golf Course Fund this year, last year and in previous years. These funds come from sales tax. He stated that those who use the softball fields pay their share as well. If there was not a subsidy for the golf courses, rates would be much higher. Jim McCormick commented that excessive golf cart rental fees should not be used to subsidize golf course maintenance fees. Mayor McArthur replied this was not being done. Mr. McCormick continued saying that reducing cart fees would entice more golfers to the courses. He stated the City does not waive electrical fees, garbage fees, drainage fees, etc. for City employees, and it should not do so with golf fees. City Manager Gary Esplin replied that golf fees are waived only through the City?s employee fitness program which is one factor in the City seeing a $400,000 decrease in health insurance rates. Mr. McCormick commented if free golf is being offered to employee as an incentive for recruitment of loyal employees, this would be fine, but green fees should be charged to these employees? departments, not the rest of the golfers. John Gallacher advised he was speaking on behalf of senior golfers. He presented a petition in opposition to increased golf fees signed by 153 senior golfers. He advised at a recent meeting Mr. Matt Loo indicated there has been in increase in golf revenue of $145,000 but a decrease in rounds. He stated the bottom line is the natives are unhappy and are prepared to take another step if there is no reconciliation. St. George City Council Minutes June 19, 2008 Page Seven Mayor McArthur commented that recommendations will be made which are fair. Additionally, everything needed for the golf courses has gone up and nothing has gone down. Greg Stevens commented that golf courses are luxuries and in his opinion City golf courses should pay their way. He stated he did not see a problem with a small subsidy for golf, but he did not know if cities should even be in the golf business as much as they are. He stated the golf courses should be operated as a going concern and fees set appropriately. He suggested that perhaps fees could be structured to offer a fee for local players vs. those from out of town. He suggested if no one is using the courses, they should be torn down. He stated golf courses should pay for their own water. He stated that seniors deserved some sort of discount, but he would rather see an off-peak discount or volunteer labor in exchange for golf. He stated he also wanted to see alternative energy investments and a committee formed to lobby for a land grant to build a solar power plant or wind power plant. Larry Gonzales commented that seniors need support from the City. He commented the age to be considered a senior should be changed from 55 to 65. He suggested the cache card rate be lowered for those 65 years or age or older and also for golf carts. He inquired how many golf tournaments were held each year and where the income from the tournaments and pro shops go. Shanda Enfield, a member of the CAT team for Area 10, advised she was speaking on behalf of the Desert Hills community. She requested $15,100 to complete the sidewalk on Desert Hills Drive. She requested clarification of the minutes. Jerry Christensen, Downtown Business Alliance, requested funding in the amount of $5,000 for this year?s Fourth of July celebration on Main Street and $30,000 to help with events for the last half of this year. Mayor McArthur commented that the City is already funding the Fourth of July celebration at Worthen Park. There being no further public comment, Mayor McArthur closed the public hearing. City Manager Gary Esplin commented there is plenty of documentation for the golf course budget and it is available for anyone who would like to see it. Revenue estimates are developed from historical data such as actual rounds of play, etc. He explained that when the Black Rock Nine was built at Sunbrook it was financed through a lease purchase through the Municipal Building Authority. The $500,000 in the professional services category is for the golf pros who run the courses. Golf pros are independent contractors and lease the golf pro shops and concession areas in some cases. Significant studies have been done to see if making golf pros employees would be financially beneficial, but it is not. In order to keep costs down, pros are allowed to conduct two to three tournaments a year and the City gets the cart revenues. As far as the City benefit package for its employees, this includes retirement and health insurance and the average is around 30-35%, depending on salary. This is comparable to every other city in the State of Utah. Council Member Pike commented it was typical in other businesses too. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that the actual rounds of golf given for free to City employees in the fitness program represent 1%-1.5% of rounds played. City employees cannot play during the busy time of the season unless space is available, cannot make tee times, and cannot use carts unless they pay for them. This 1%-1.5% also includes the Dixie College Golf Team and high school golf teams. The City has reciprocal agreements with the schools to use their facilities and they use the City?s. Golf across the country is going down and 575 public golf courses have closed in the last ten years and a lot more are facing closure or letting management companies manage them. The most significant fact is that there are 11 eighteen hole golf courses in Washington County, whereas the national average is two to three for a population of 150,000. There is not the population in this area to populate 11 courses, and two more will open this year. Some of the private golf courses can recoup through sale of lots, but the City cannot do this. In two more budget years the City?s debt will be paid off and then it will have around $500,000-$600,000 to stabilize rates. The challenges is to get from here to there. The cache card right now offers a 33% discount. 58% of the people who purchased cache cards live in the City and 28% live in Washington County, so 86% of cache card use is by local residents. Right now the hotels do not receive any breaks on the fees, but they are allowed to go further out to make tee times in order to encourage people to visit this area. The Golf Course Fund has a current cash deficit of $1.6 million but there is a plan to pay it back when the bonds are paid off. Staff recommendations are: (1) allow cache cards to be used seven days a week in the off-peak season and on St. George City Council Minutes June 19, 2008 Page Eight Sunday through Thursday during the peak season; (2) add an additional $1 to the nine hole posted rate; (3) no increase to the cache card; (3) charge an annual fee to purchase the cache card, i.e. a $50 fee for St. George residents, $75 for Washington County residents, and $100 for others, using voter registration to prove residency. For a resident playing 18 holes three times a week, the increase will be 32?; for a County resident the increase will be 48?, and for others it will be 64?. This does not address the senior citizen rate. The City must generate over $230,000 in the current budget to make it balance, in addition to the $500,000 recommended for transfer from the Economic Development Fund. This includes only $200,000 in capital for a $4.9 million budget for a new clubhouse at Red Hills. He suggested that perhaps some alternatives could also be considered, such as two-for-ones, or buy ten get one free, etc. Staff will look at these alternatives to see if more play at the courses can be stimulated. Mayor McArthur commented the suggestions are a compromise. Council Member Almquist commented that while he doesn?t golf, his son does. He has listened to those who say they will play somewhere else, but suggests that before they do, they consider the cost of gas. There has been the threat of a boycott at the last two meetings, but this does not make economic sense. Everyone around the country is paying more for golf. St. George City got in the golf business to enhance tourism and save two courses which were destined for bankruptcy - the St. George Golf Club, which is looking better each year, and Southgate. The City has taken the right steps to provide incentives to those who golf, and will massage it further. The big picture is that St. George has been good for golf and golf have been good for St. George and this relationship should continue. Council Member Pike commented that the suggestions create a local cache card rate. He commented that young people too, like senior citizens, live on fixed incomes and even those in middle life don?t see many increases. He stated he felt the suggestions were a good attempt on the part of staff to see how it will work. Council Member Allen commented that Matt Loo is working hard to come up with ideas and promotions. She inquired what the Council?s wishes were with regard to the request for $15,100 to finish the sidewalk in the Desert Hills area. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that if the Council is so inclined, funds from the Capital Project Fund can be used. Council Member Bunker commented she felt badly some golfers feel the City has turned a deaf ear, as it has tried to come up with ways to help seniors. She stated she liked the suggestions. She inquired about the request for funding from the Downtown Business Alliance. City Manager Gary Esplin recommended that $360,000 from the 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 discussions about the Youth City Council and how to better use them. Support Services Manager Marc Mortensen remarked that if the City funds $5,000 for the Downtown Business Alliance Fourth of July event, this would be more than it has ever funded in the past for this event. The most the City has ever funded is $2,500 last year. In years past it has just been to close the road for traffic control. Mayor McArthur recommended that the City fund $2,500 for the Fourth of July event. Council Member Allen commented it was important to know the budget can be opened if need be. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Allen to approve the budget as recommended. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that staff will bring back to the City Council before fall the plan on how to market the golf courses. There will be some serious competition with Sand Hollow, and as the market dries up the City will have to do a better job of getting people out to golf. Council Member Almquist suggested a program for discount golf could be offered such as when the temperature hits 100 degrees, golfers pay 50% of the going rate. St. George City Council Minutes June 19, 2008 Page Nine City Manager Gary Esplin commented that the majority of revenue is being generated in five months of the year. Council Member Almquist commented that many people in the Southgate area paid $375,000 for their lot and then built a $675,000 house on it, all because of the golf course. The City receives revenue from these homes in impact fees and ...


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...nt and debris removal from the Santa Clara River, upstream of the Sunbrook Golf Course maintenance crossing on the Santa Clara Rive   f. &...


City Council Minutes 04/06/2006:
...lin commented that with regard to the zone change for the old Green Valley Golf Course area, issues with platting of the subdivision need to be resolv...


City Council Minutes 02/06/2014:
... be made for uses compatible with periodic flooding such as trail systems, golf courses and other public or private uses that will permit the free pas...


City Council Minutes 02/20/2014:
...R-18 adjacent to the existing roundabout and south of hole 9 of the Ledges Golf Course. Zoning is PD. The master plan that was approved in December ...


City Council Minutes 12/12/2013:
...d with how many culverts there are where Ft. Pierce Drive crosses near the golf course. St. George City Council Minutes December 12, 2103 Page ...


City Council Minutes 12/19/2013:
...18 and south of the existing round-about and south of hole 9 on the Ledges golf course. Zoning is PD. The master plan that was approved in 2007, it ...


City Council Minutes 05/01/2014:
...xie Elks Lodge, explained that Youth Week consists of a carnival, a junior golf shoot out and a bowling event. Their organization supports Millcreek ...


City Council Minutes 04/03/2014:
...shows a crossing under Dixie Drive and the trail will continue down to the golf course. Councilmember Bowcutt stated he is concerned that if the...


City Council Minutes 08/16/2012:
... Church for a cross-access to the adjacent culdesac for pedestrian and golf cart access. All roads within the subdivision will be private and exte...


City Council Minutes 09/03/2009:
... for six years. The water will be used to irrigate parks, schools and two golf courses. It will also serve as St. George City Council Minutes ...


City Council Minutes 01/15/2009:
...reservation of the Southern Corridor. Hurricane City built the Sand Hollow Golf Course over the Corridor right-of-way. However, the corridor can be sa...


City Council Minutes 07/02/2009:
...D: Consider award of bid for Palmer IV Prelude IV rye grass seed for the golf courses. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood explained this is the annu...


City Council Minutes 09/27/2012:
..., it will cost $88,000 for the hardware to do the frequency changes on the golf courses. If it is not done by January 1, the City will be subject to f...


City Council Minutes 06/12/2014:
... the Utah Pioneers stated the quarry is located just east of the Red Hills Golf Course. There are some issues that include the fact that the east side was the site of a major Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp. The CCC would like to have a monument in that location. There is an agreement with the Sunstone HOA to install that monument on their property. It would be nice for the community to have both monuments together. Additional issues include the tortoise reserve and the path being installed along their fence as well as keeping people from being hit by players while on the path. William Sylvester mentioned that this is the quarry from which stone was brought for many major buildings in the City. Mr. Pace presented pictures of the area and proposed monument and trail. The idea is to create a pleasant park atmosphere including plaques that explain the area. There are two parts of the quarry, one is near the third green. The entrance would be near the maintenance area. City Manager Gary Esplin stated that staff is concerned with the path being in the direct line from the back tees. Staff is not opposed to the trail if it is further back. The other issue is bringing cars into the area. There would need to be a secure fence to keep vehicles out. Mr. Pace stated that he would like to meet with staff to coordinate this. Mayor Pro Tem Almquist commented that the best thing is to look at the number of golfers who hit through that corner. He would like to see if an alternate ...


City Council Minutes 01/08/2015:
...scar on Bluff Street which was allowed to happen as well as the Twin Palms Golf Course rock formation. Those that moved to Washington Fields moved th...


City Council Minutes 04/18/2013:
...se and a full-service restaurant liquor license for the Ledges Canyon View Golf Club. Larry H. Gardner, applicant. City Manager Gary Esplin explai...


City Council Minutes 11/08/2007:
...ouncil must look at the value of the property, as it has done with surplus golf course property, and do a calculation based on the square footage. ...


City Council Minutes 06/19/2013:
...AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for fertilizer and chemicals for the golf courses and parks. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised this is ...


City Council Minutes 09/19/2013:
...AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for fertilizer and chemicals for the golf courses and parks. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised this is ...


City Council Minutes 06/06/2013:
... BID OPENING: Consider award of bid for 80 tons of Rye Grass Seed for Golf Courses and Softball Fields. Budget and Financial Planning Manager...


City Council Minutes 11/01/2012:
...holson explained the subject area is located east of the former Twin Lakes Golf Course on the corner of Red Hills Parkway and 1700 East. The General P...


City Council Minutes 01/24/2013:
...o Sun River trail, the Millcreek Generation Facility rip rap, the Sunbrook Golf Course maintenance road, and Riverside Drive armoring by the Doctorâ...


City Council Minutes 08/07/2014:
...cutt to accept the bid for $186,960 for the purchase of rye grass seed for golf courses and ball fields. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilme...


City Council Minutes 11/06/2014:
...ager Gary Esplin explained that the property is located near the Southgate Golf Course. Unusable private property of approximately 468 sq. feet for u...


City Council Minutes 11/21/2013:
...ts. 5. RESOLUTIONS A. Consider approval of a resolution to approve a Golf Cart Lease Agreement with De Lage Landen Public Finance, LLC. 6. ST...


City Council Minutes 03/07/2013:
...ce themselves. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for mowers for the golf courses. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood recommended purchase of th...


City Council Minutes 10/15/2009:
... wastewater treatment plant and then used again to water the City?s parks, golf courses, etc. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that the City must...


City Council Minutes 11/05/2009:
... needed. The City also uses treated reuse water to water all its parks and golf courses. There being no further public comment, Mayor Pro Tem Pike...


City Council Minutes 03/08/2012:
... following: Hillside Board, Solid Waste Board, Public Works Department and Golf. Councilmember Jimmie Hughes reported on the following: CAT Team, ...


City Council Minutes 04/21/2011:
...March, 2011. City Manager Gary Esplin stated revenues are on target but Golf revenues continue to slump due to flooding issues at Southgate and Sun...


City Council Minutes 01/19/2012:
...ENSE: Consider approval of an off-premise beer license for the Sun River Golf Club. Darcy Stewart, applicant. Budget and Financial Planning Mana...


City Council Minutes 07/19/2012:
...AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for fertilizer and chemicals for the golf courses and parks. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood explained that t...


City Council Minutes 07/05/2012:
... Manager Gary Esplin advised this bid is for the annual overseeding of the golf courses. The low bid was submitted by Helena. MOTION: A motion was...


City Council Minutes 11/17/2011:
...s $30,451 for work around the Tonaquint Park and adjacent to the Southgate Golf Course. Rick Rosenberg advised the work consists of repairing the ...


City Council Minutes 06/16/2011:
... homes plus a lot for a future spa located in the Ledges by hole 15 on the golf course. Wes Jenkins provided some history on the development. He i...


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...ted within the first few minutes of going into cardiac arrest.  Most golf courses and recreation sites throughout the city have AEDs available.&...


City Council Minutes 10/20/2011:
...illcreek Generation Plant, and along the Santa Clara River by the Sunbrook golf course. This plan is an update of a plan adopted in 2004. MOTION: ...


City Council Minutes 07/21/2011:
... Consider a bid award for 82 tons Palmer IV/Prelude IV Rye grass seed for Golf Courses and Softball Field in the amount of $144,320. Purchasing M...


City Council Minutes 03/03/2011:
...d that Item 5A to consider approval of a resolution granting easements for golf cart travel on City streets within the Sun River community, and Item 6...


City Council Minutes 06/07/2012:
...ry Esplin replied the Economic Development Fund has been used to help with golf courses, the Dixie Center, or other numerous uses. The City Council ca...


City Council Minutes 01/05/2012:
...y Esplin advised the area of this project is next to Tonaquint Park by the golf course. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Nickle to award...


City Council Minutes 01/17/2008:
...The Finance Department receipts everything related the City, including the golf courses, dinosaur museum, etc. The Department instituted electronic me...


City Council Minutes 11/15/2007:
...proved Ledges PD with proposed single family residential lots, two 18 hole golf courses, church site, fire substation, a hotel/spa site, and a commerc...


City Council Minutes 10/09/2008:
... explained that the Entrada HOA has been purchasing water from the Entrada Golf Club. They have now been encouraged to purchase irrigation water separ...


City Council Minutes 12/04/2008:
...f water is worth multi-million dollars and can probably be used to water a golf course in the South Block area. He advised there is an acknowledgment ...


City Council Minutes 05/22/2012:
...emaining in the capital project fund, he feels can be used to upgrade some golf course equipment. In addition, there is a plan to move some City offi...


City Council Minutes 03/20/2008:
...lub has helped raise money in the past for the Bike Patrol. They propose a golf ball drop by helicopter on the Elks Field as a fundraiser for the Bike...


City Council Minutes 05/01/2008:
...ded that water rates be increased by 10% due to wholesale water costs, and golf fees be increased to keep up with the cost of fertilizer, etc. State ...


City Council Minutes 03/24/2011:
...d that Item 5C to consider approval of a resolution granting easements for golf cart travel on City streets within the Sun River community, and Item 6...


City Council Minutes 11/19/2009:
...s used to have water to water trees until the City stole the water for the golf courses, and then to tell the citizens to plant trees is a conflict of...


City Council Minutes 06/03/2010:
...teve Sheffield advised that when one of the end users puts in the proposed golf facility, he will relocate the trail against the river. This is provid...


City Council Minutes 11/06/2008:
...Courtyards, a 22 lot residential subdivision located north of the Sunbrook Golf Course at 2200 West and 450 North. This plat was previously approved i...


City Council Minutes 06/13/2013:
... General Plan was adopted for the area called The Lakes, south of Sunbrook Golf Course. Matt Ence proved a hand out entitled The Lakes at St. Ge...


City Council Minutes 07/19/2007:
...y Manager Gary Esplin explained the seed is used to overseed the parks and golf courses. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Allen to awar...


City Council Minutes 09/07/2006:
...rried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for hybrid bermuda for the golf courses and parks. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood explained that t...


City Council Minutes 10/12/2006:
... reservation where the amenities are located on the reservation, such as a golf course. TRANSPORTATION UPDATE: Public Works Director Larry Bulloc...


City Council Minutes 05/18/2006:
...e engineered properly for slope and site distance and coordinated with the golf cart path crossing. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. The...


City Council Minutes 06/01/2006:
...original plat, the original PD shows the connection onto Ledges Parkway as golf course, and the site distance area shown on Lots 341 and 342 should be...


City Council Minutes 12/07/2006:
... explained that the property being donated is located east of the Sunbrook Golf Course and consists of mostly hillside area with some flat area. M...


City Council Minutes 03/01/2007:
...ved. The City does not invest in the equestrian lifestyle, but it does in golf courses. If the City were to poll the property owners in the Little V...


City Council Minutes 07/01/2004:
...ie Battery, in the amount of $30,000 for the year. She explained that the golf courses will not need as many batteries as originally thought. Co...


City Council Minutes 10/07/1999:
...ration of an award of contract for Phase 2 of the project at the Southgate Golf Club/Tonaquint Cemetery, had been withdrawn. It will be discussed at ...


City Council Minutes 01/20/2000:
...adia feels strongly that in order to make the project work and pay for the golf course, residential development is needed. He stated at the time of t...


City Council Minutes 02/24/2000:
...ed that sports programs require an entry fee, and those who use the City?s golf courses are the ones who pay for them. He stated a happy medium must ...


City Council Minutes 06/03/2004:
... City Manager Gary Esplin explained that most of the parks and some of the golf courses and schools used to be on culinary water, competing with homes...


City Council Minutes 01/18/2007:
...hase as it is done. The property in the future would most likely become a golf course area, with a small percentage as possible residential. Extensi...


City Council Minutes 10/04/2007:
...He thanked the City for its support by allowing use of the Dixie Red Hills Golf Course for the golfing event and thanked Craig Harding for helping with the torch run. ...


City Council Minutes 10/28/2004:
...definition the door wouldn?t be opened to other motorized vehicles such as golf carts being used on the bike paths. She distributed information on the...


City Council Minutes 11/23/2004:
...ION CONCERNING WATER PRESSURE AND BUILDING IN THE AREA ABOVE THE SOUTHGATE GOLF COURSE: Water Services Director Barry Barnum explained that when Ger...


City Council Minutes 10/21/2004:
...et, and eliminate a cul-de-sac off ?A? Street and replace it with a 20 ft. golf cart path. The cart path will also serve as access to the wash. ...


City Council Minutes 02/03/2005:
...oximately north of 150 North, east of Bluff Street, south of the Red Hills Golf Course, and west of the Red Hills. Initiated by residents within the ...


City Council Minutes 03/17/2005:
...oximately north of 150 North, east of Bluff Street, south of the Red Hills Golf Course, and west of the Red Hill. City Manager Gary Esplin expla...


City Council Minutes 10/19/2000:
...nsider award of bid for the purchase of a fairway mower for the St. George Golf Club. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen presented three bids: Nucrane Machinery $28,081 Rocky Mountain Turf $29,085 Turf Equipment No bid She recommended the bid be awarded to the low bidder, Nucrane Machinery, in the amount of $28,081. A motion was made by Councilmember Orton to award the bid for a fairway mower to Nucrane Machinery in the amount of $28,081. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Whatcott. Mayor Pro Tem Isom called for a vote as follows: Councilmember Orton - aye Councilmember Whatcott - aye Councilmember Allen - aye Councilmember Gardner - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. Councilmember Gardner inquired if old mowers were traded in when new ones were purchased. St. George City Council Minutes October 19, 2000 Page Two Golf Director Dave Terry advised the old mower will be kept in operation. ...


City Council Minutes 08/17/2006:
...thy Hasfurther explained that the subject property is the old Green Valley Golf Course and has a lot of clay soils which must be mitigated. Several l...


City Council Minutes 08/02/2007:
...self-sufficient neighborhoods with various uses, a town center, an 18 hole golf course, and trails and parks. The Southern Parkway bisects the middle ...


City Council Minutes 05/17/2007:
...eements with different owners along Tonaquint Drive south of the Southgate golf course all the way down to Bloomington with different timetables for p...


City Council Minutes 04/05/2007:
...started on Monday and consists of laying storm drain adjacent to Southgate Golf Course and at 2070 South. Mr. Jenkins explained that the contractor h...


City Council Minutes 05/03/2007:
...al users such as PUDs. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that parks and golf courses are watered during the day with non-potable water as the City ...


City Council Minutes 05/11/2000:
...ested for the Recreation Center. Mr. Perkins distributed a summary of the golf budget meeting held May 11, 2000. He also updated the Mayor and City ...


City Council Minutes 06/21/2002:
...solution authorizing sale of City-owned property adjacent to the Southgate Golf Course. Gary Gardner, applicant. This matter was continued fr...


City Council Minutes 06/21/2001:
...ary 12, 2002 at Hansen Stadium. A corresponding pageant, banquet, and two golf tournaments will be held in conjunction with the event. He then distr...


City Council Minutes 04/25/2001:
...ip of a sign on their wall. It was suggested the City could advertise its golf courses. He advised this would be their last year if they did not bre...


City Council Minutes 09/02/2004:
... at the Planning Commission meeting about the lay-out of the pads near the golf course, and there was discussion about emergency access if a natural d...


City Council Minutes 11/06/2003:
.... PRESENTATION: Council Member Allen advised that the Dixie High Boys Golf Team recently took State. Coaches Craig Hammer and Reed McArthur i...


City Council Minutes 08/07/2003:
...l voted aye, motion carried. Consider award of mid for seed for the golf course Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen explained the bid includes ...


City Council Minutes 11/15/2001:
...l revenues. Until then, staff is being cautious in its expenditures. The golf courses had a good month, but always run a little short because of the...


City Council Minutes 05/30/2002:
...oject, park impact projects, security, Recreation Division reorganization, Golf Division, budget requests, and proposed new fees for services and use ...


City Council Minutes 10/18/2007:
... However, expenditures are running less than normal for this time of year. Golf course fees are down 6% from last year because of the overseeding proj...


City Council Minutes 11/30/2000:
... is very healthy. He then briefly reviewed the Electric Fund, Water Fund, Golf Course Fund, Sewer Collection Fund, and Sewer Treatment Fund. He summ...


City Council Minutes 10/12/2000:
...of plats, and abandonment of unused easements in the area of the Sun River Golf Course. APPOINTMENTS TO WATER AND POWER BOARD: Mayor McArthur sug...


City Council Minutes 11/18/1999:
... proposed for an area located adjacent to the recreation center and by the golf course, and access is not from private streets. Councilmember Gard...


City Council Minutes 07/17/2003:
...d to the maximum because of the drought, and area parks and the St. George Golf Course are suffering. A solution would be to bring five wells owned b...


City Council Minutes 11/01/2001:
...r award of bid for the purchase of a fairway mower for the Dixie Red Hills Golf Course. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen presented two bids receiv...


City Council Minutes 03/14/2002:
...be relocated by the old maintenance building to minimize the impact on the golf course. She advised the project is scheduled for completion by June o...


City Council Minutes 05/01/2003:
... The only change in the Enterprise Fund is to recommend a 5% increase in golf fees to cover increased costs of doing business. The preliminary budg...


City Council Minutes 08/19/1999:
...ineer the Southgate irrigation pond and system. One hole of the Southgate Golf Course will have to be relocated due to the proposed new alignment of ...


City Council Minutes 07/10/2003:
...om the fields 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 ...


City Council Minutes 03/07/2002:
...aving a hazard note on the final plat to address dwellings adjacent to the golf course. Rick Rosenberg is the agent. A motion was made by Co...


City Council Minutes 04/03/2003:
... to introduce himself. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for golf cart batteries. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen presented the two...


City Council Minutes 04/18/2002:
... Orton commented that citizens should know what was on the financials, the golf courses had a record month. AWARD OF BIDS: Consider aw...


City Council Minutes 04/19/2001:
...mporary classroom at the Valor Hall School located at the old Green Valley Golf Course until the clubhouse building could be remodeled. At the end of...


City Council Minutes 04/17/2003:
...itions. Staff is looking at all the ways to bring irrigation water to the golf course and parks. This would extend the line under the freeway and pos...


City Council Minutes 02/06/2003:
...E: Consider approval of a request for a beer license for the Sun River Golf Club. City Attorney Shawn Guzman explained that this beer lice...


City Council Minutes 03/24/2005:
...thorizing the issuance of the City of St. George, Washington County, Utah, Golf Course Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2005, in the par amount of $407...


City Council Minutes 01/24/2008:
...ar, so they are weighing that against the need for circulation. There is a golf cart path and future access to a possible hotel site to the south. Right now 40 lots access on Silver Cloud Drive. The lots average just over one acre in size. The applicant is not planning on mass grading the site, but each unit site will be matched to the contours of the property and to the architecture of the home. The Ledges has a good track record and have done a good job. The rock outcropping area will be preserved. With regard to the view from Snow Canyon State Park, the homes will be hidden by a large ridge and will only be visible from the south end of the Park by the entrance. Mayor McArthur advised there is an agreement with the Park that only single level homes will be built. A walkout basement from the street side is considered a single level. Mr. Sandberg commented that the homes are built according to the contours of the land. There are some walkout basements but the developer has been sensitive to the Park. Council Member Shakespeare commented that in 2004 the developers said they would take the back 30 feet off each acre lot for an equestrian trail. She also inquired about use of reuse water to water the golf course. City Manager Gary Esplin advised the reuse system has not ...


City Council Minutes 07/11/2002:
...xtra parts on hand will save the greens, tees and fairways at the Sunbrook Golf Course in case a well goes down. Ms. Swensen advised that she contacted the other four vendors to find out why they did not respond to the bid. One vendor just recently located the bid package, one vendor failed to mail his bid, and the other two did not return her calls. A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott and seconded by Council Member Orton to award the bid to Cutler Pump in the amount of $31,494.48. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Isom - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. ORDINANCE: Consider approval of an ordinance 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 his name on a memorial. A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott and seconded by Council Member Isom to approve the ordinance as presented. Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Orton -aye Council Member Allen - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING: Public hearing to receive public comments and review of the proposed Sand Hollow regional pipeline and alignment for said pipeline. Ron Thompson, Washington County Water Conservancy District, explained the concept is a joint project between the Water District and St. George, Washington, Santa Clara and Ivins. The project will bring a water supply from of the Sand Hollow/Quail Creek system to last for 20 years in terms of transmissions capability, and to supply the west side of the County with a stable water supply. He explained that the City's current 36" line is running at capacity. This proposal is to bring a 60" line from the Quail Creek treatment Plant to the south side of the river south of the Millcreek Industrial Park, cross the river with a 30" line and extend it to the highway up across Skyline Drive, with a 24" line from there to the Snow Canyon tank. The intent is to supply the water for the first four years out of wells the District has drilled in the Sand Hollow area. St. George will then expand the water treatment plant and the treated water will supplement the additional growth occurring within this area. Public input is desired for the scoping portion of the environmental assessment so that environmental concerns can be addressed. Brent Gardner, design engineer for the project, presented a power point presentation of the alignments considered and the proposed alignment. Sheridan Hansen, Washington County Water Conservancy District, advised that because the proposed line crosses BLM land, an environmental assessment is required. The pipeline will lie within a 50' corridor through Purgatory Flat therefore avoiding most environmental problems by staying within that corridor. The remainder of the line is within road rights-of-way and through the preserve within the tortoise fences. Environmentally, a route has been chosen which avoids most problems. Scoping is required as part of an environmental assessment to gather public comment about the issues the water line will create, such as endangered species, endangered plants, archaeology, etc. He distributed a hand-out describing the route of the pipeline and requesting public comment. The handouts were also distributed to members of the audience. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing. PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider a request for a zone change from R-1-10 to C-3 for 1.42 acres located at 360 East Riverside Drive. Morley and McConkie, applicants. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that the subject property is located along Riverside Drive between the Riverside Apartments and the R. O. Brown Professional Office Building to the south and west. The frontage of Riverside Drive is already zoned C-3, and the applicants are asking for this zoning to extend to the location of the City's trail. The Planning Commission St. George City Council Minutes July 11, 2002 Page Six recommended approval subject to submittal of an erosion control plan and complete the erosion control that links the apartments to the north with the R. O. Brown building. They have installed their erosion control, so the applicants would have to do similar erosion control improvements. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing. Council Member Whatcott questioned why C-3 zoning was being requested when C-2 zoning would still accomplish everything the applicant wants to do. Stan McConkie, applicant, advised the reason C-3 zoning was requested is because existing zoning on most of the property is already C-3, and the intent was to unify the zoning. Development will consist of an office park and will be general office as permitted by C-2, therefore C-2 zoning would be fine. He stated he would have no problem with C-2 zoning of the entire parcel. Council Member Whatcott made a motion to approve the zone change to C-2 by ordinance. The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen. Mayor McArthur advised that the request is only for the back portion, and the front portion cannot be changed at this time. He then called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Orton - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider a request for a zone change from RE-20 to RE-12.5 for 40 acres located south on Little Valley Road at about 2800 South Street. Joseph Staska/Stephens Family Trust, applicants. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained the subject property is located on the west side of Little Valley Road east of The Knolls Subdivision. There have been a number of land trades in the past between this property owner and the School District, and now there are land trades proposed between the School District and the City. The property complies with the existing and proposed Master Plans. Council Member Orton inquired if RE-12.5 zoning would allow one large animal. Mr. Nicholson replied that it would, although most do not have large animals on lots that size. Joseph Staska, applicant, advised that the zone change request is less than is authorized under the proposed Master Plan. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing. A motion was made by Council Member Isom and seconded by Council Member Allen to approve the zone change as requested by ordinance. Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye St. George City Council Minutes July 11, 2002 Page Seven The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/GENERAL PLAN/RESOLUTION: Public hearing to consider approval of the updated General Plan and Land Use Map for the City of St. George. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson followed up on revisions to the plan suggested at the last meeting. The land use density table was corrected to designate R-1-7 as medium density residential. There is a proposed revision to The Ledges to address a buffer. The applicants' revised plan shows a series of one acre lots adjacent to Winchester Hills and the JEL Subdivision consisting of a 200' buffer. In the Little Valley area, based on comments received it is proposed that rural residential zoning be extended. Rural residential is defined as anything up to two homes per acre. A person should not feel entitled to that zoning, however, as the City Council and Planning Commission have to look at the site-specific conditions to determine what the appropriate density should be. He advised that the City is hoping to conduct a study to further define the South Block area, as right now it is highly conceptual. There are some minor commercial nodes on Snow Canyon Parkway in the Entrada area and at the intersection with Dixie Drive, 1400 West and Highway 18. When the zoning application comes in, the City Council will have to make decision on whether the proposed uses are correct. There are additional maps which will be included in the published report. The Downtown Committee has done a lot of work and the proposed plan tries to support their proposals. The area from 700 East to 500 East is proposed to be classified as low density residential, even though part of it today is zoned R-2. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. Gloria Shakespeare, a member of the Neighborhood Enhancement Committee, advised that research was conducted of the area from 100 South to 700 South and from Bluff to 700 East to identify owner-occupied homes, rentals, apartments and condos, and density levels. Maps of the area were displayed. Ross Taylor advised he and Jim McArthur conducted a study of the area from Bluff Street to 200 East and from the Blvd. to 700 South to determine density and type of occupancy. This area consists of 30 blocks out of 170 in the downtown area. He expressed concern with density as well as use. Within the 30 blocks there is an average density of 45 units per block, which is high density for the zoning. There is a concern about the increasing number of units changing from owner-occupied to rentals. Rental units are about equal to owner-occupied units in this area. With that high density of rental units, there is a high turnover which shows up in the school system and influences lifestyle and quality of life. He suggested that a rental ordinance be adopted. Jim McArthur advised that of the nine blocks in the center section which are R-1-8, not one qualifies for R-1-8 zoning today. With an average of over 40 units per block, the density is much greater than it should be. Part of the problem with West Elementary today is a result of what has taken place in this area. Also, there are many homes zoned R-2 that are currently being used as R-1 homes, and the recommendation is that the homes should be left as they are now - a single family dwelling. There is an opportunity now to not increase the density in this area and to downzone and make it possible for more single family residential homes to be built on vacant property. Richard Mathis advised that he conducted a study of the area from 200 East to 500 East and from the Blvd. to 700 south. This area is largely single family dwelling units with some AP and R-3, and many PUDs. There are 484 housing units in this area - 328 are owner occupied, and 156 are rentals, making one-third rentals. This represents eleven blocks after deducting out the parks, hospital, and church properties. Residents in this area facing a change as the homes age and there is very little room for new homes. When these properties change hands they more than likely become rental properties, and if the zone St. George City Council Minutes July 11, 2002 Page Eight allows, they become duplexes. This has a vast impact on single family dwellings in the area as far as value of the well-kept, maintained homes in the same neighborhood. Also, because of declining property values created by the rentals, residents are hesitant to update and make improvements to their homes. He encouraged holding the line on any upzoning and, where possible, to downzone to R-1 single family only, and be prudent in allowing any new PUDs in this area. Kenton Barker advised that he conducted a study of the area from 100 South and 700 South and between 500 East and 700 East. The area between 400 South and 700 South is zoned R-1 except for some R-3 and consists of six blocks. Five blocks are low density, but one block has high density. There are 142 residential units in this area, with 84 owner occupied and 58 rentals. 40% are rentals, but 33% of those rentals are in one block. The other area studied is the area between 100 South to 400 South and from 500 to 700 East. This is zoned R-2. There are 135 units in these six blocks, with 116 owner occupied and only 19 rentals. There are 108 single family homes, which is 80% of the total. There is a great difference between the east and west ends of town. The west end has become high density. It is proposed to maintain the status quo. He distributed a petition signed by 85% of the homeowners in the area for rezoning from R-2 to R-1. Neighbors met several months ago to discuss potential changes in the area by the College. He distributed a brochure emphasizing the benefits of living in the downtown area. He asked the City Council to zone the area R-1 in accordance with the actual usage. Many of the homes now have young families. He stated that housing which attracts more rentals is not needed, but housing that attracts yong families whose children will attend the existing schools and whose parents will be actively involved in the community is needed. Stability of neighborhoods is desired, with an end put to deterioration that has affected other blocks due to fast, high density development. Rezoning of the area below 400 South would help maintain a quality neighborhood surrounding the College. He commented that there is already sufficient student housing on the north, east and south sides of the College, as well as in outlying areas. He stated residents of the area want to preserve the integrity of their neighborhood and ensure property values are maintained and are not negatively impacted due to deteriorating properties. The City has invested much in the downtown area and this investment should be maintained. The Neighborhood Enhancement Committee supports the Planning Commission's recommendations concerning the Amended General Plan in the downtown area. Doug Alder advised that interior downtown neighborhoods often become blighted, as in Ogden, Salt Lake City, and Provo. The purpose of the study was how to prevent the downtown area from becoming blighted. At the core is the historical district, surrounded by downtown neighborhoods. The area he and Kenton Barker studied is quite different from the west downtown area, as the area consists mainly of owner-occupied single family homes, beautifully landscaped and well maintained. There are also excellent amenities. The area is endangered and may become like the blocks to the west unless action is taken. He suggested that the City Council act now to prevent decline. The area does not now need rehabilitation, only rezoning. The neighborhood can be saved from decline, but if the City Council does not act now, many residents will be encouraged to move out. There are many young families moving in and the neighborhood is revitalizing as they move in. It is hoped that federal programs can be obtained to attract more young families. The Committee commits that they will be involved for another decade to work closely with the Planning Commission, and report violations of the Zoning Ordinance. Sidney Davies expressed concern with the SID in Little Valley and wondered how development in the area will affect the SID as it has not yet been resolved. It is hoped that as developers come in and use the rights-of-way, they will assume some of the SID fees. With development, developers are going to use the access that the residents paid for, and development of the sewer lines. Many of those who voted for the SID did not have to pay into the SID, which overruled St. George City Council Minutes July 11, 2002 Page Nine the votes of others because of the amount of land owned. She inquired about a trail system in the Little Valley area. She expressed hope that the City Council would not allow higher density in the area and that it be preserved while still allowing growth. She commented she would hate to see the ranchers forced off their land by development. Gloria Shakespeare reviewed the maps of the downtown area with the City Council. Council Member Isom commented that she has lived in her home on 100 South for 37 years, and tonight is the first she realized the zone had been changed to R-2. Mrs. Shakespeare advised that many residents do not realize that the zone in which they live is R-2, 3 or 4. The danger with R-2 zoning is that 6,000 sq. ft. is needed for the first residence, and only 2,000 sq. ft. for the second. Every home within an R-2 area on an 8,000 sq. ft. lot can turn into a duplex. As she has researched throughout the entire country, this zoning is almost unheard of. Most cities require 6,000 sq. ft. for the first residence and 6,000 sq. ft. for the second. If the vision for the City is aesthetically pleasing neighborhoods and management of growth to protect the quality of life, she inquired how current zoning and development help to create and protect neighborhoods. She then read an excerpt from a decision of a Utah Court of Appeals case regarding downzoning. The Neighborhood Enhancement committee believes the City should downzone to conserve the value of properties and encourage the most appropriate use thereof, promote the integrity of neighborhoods and preserve and create residential character which is related to the general welfare of the community. By restoring and protecting single family homes, the City Council will also protect the public health, safety and welfare in the heart of the community. Much has been invested into the historical sites, and most are in the downtown area. If these sites become unhealthy, unsafe and unattractive, it will affect the tourist industry and economics. The General Plan states that residents have the right to determine the quality of life they wish to preserve. The quality of life is the same as stated in the General Plan, a city with shade trees, well-landscaped areas, aesthetically pleasing neighborhoods, well landscaped areas, relatively crime free, and where growth is well managed. The Neighborhood Enhancement Committee has performed its in-depth study to assist the City Council in restoring balance and vitality to the heart of the City. She asked that the property be downzoned to what it is currently being used as, high density construction be stopped, available vacant ground utilized for single family development to help create healthy single family neighborhoods, and that a rental ordinance be adopted to help protect single family neighborhoods. Melanie Olsen, principal of West Elementary, commented that West Elementary's students have 83% mobility, 45% are on the free and reduced lunch, 20% are ESL, 17% come from single families, and 4% are homeless. Homeowners and strong families are needed back in the area, as there is an outside fringe element that turns over every 90 days, as it takes 90 days to be evicted. She supported the idea of having the stability of homeowners in the area. Dixie Andrus, principal of East Elementary, advised that right now the school has the perfect balance and diversity - it has the largest ESL population and a large percentage of students on the free and reduced lunch program, but there is also a very strong section of single family homes. She asked the City Council to not allow a change in the area. Brent Greenwood advised that he owns two pieces of property in the Little Valley area. The amended General Plan shows one parcel as low density residential and the other as rural residential. He asked that both pieces be zoned low density residential. St. George City Council Minutes July 11, 2002 Page Ten Mayor McArthur replied that the General Plan is not necessarily site specific and properties located along the borders can change as part of a zone change request. Bob Nicholson commented that with regard to the downtown area, once the General Plan is adopted, staff will work with the Committee to bring in blocks at a time for downzoning, starting with the east side by Dixie College as it is the most vulnerable because of student housing needs. Georgia Barker commented that some of the elderly residents in the east downtown area have been contacted by speculators who told them that if they don't sell to them now, they will have an apartment built next to them. There being no further public comment, Mayor McArthur closed the public hearing. Council Member Allen made a motion to approve the updated General Plan and Land Use Map with the changes presented by Community Development Director Bob Nicholson by resolution. The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. He inquired about the master plan for the Ledges and asked if it needed discussion, as the proposed 200' buffer is in essence a single loaded road with one row of houses. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson commented that the Ledges master plan shows an area designated as "resort commercial." There is no such designation within the City's General Plan. He suggested that the designation either be removed pending a more detailed plan, or that it be called something other than resort commercial, perhaps mixed residential. Randy Deschamps commented that the buffer is a single loaded road, with the assumption that an acre lot would be 200' x 200', and this was done in response to concerns expressed at the last public hearing by residents of Winchester Hills. He commented that many things will be done there and the City Council will see every issue, there will be many hearings, and neighbors will have the opportunity to comment and review them. He stated he did not think there would be a problem with what is intended. He stated the if one acre lots are done on one side of a street, it is likely there might be the same thing on the other side of the street, or whatever is going to make land use sense. There might also be open space adjacent to that area as part of the buffer. If the developers choose to not do acre lots in that format as a buffer, something else will be done in that area such as bridle paths to separate the developments. The developers would also like to have a buffer because they probably will not do the same kind of development as Winchester Hills. The acre lots that would be adjacent to Winchester Hills, if that is the form they will take, would probably have significant architectural controls on them in addition to just being acre lots. Council Member Allen inquired if the developers were considering doing any clustering. Mr. Deschamps replied that clustering would be done in some areas. This is why the developers did not want to do the acre lots necessarily, as that is contrary to the clustering, and they would rather have open space there and cluster somewhere else. When the City Council sees what will actually be done it will probably vary, but a minimum was put in there. The City Council will see any plan presented. Council Member Isom inquired what was planned for the resort commercial zone. Mr. Deschamps replied that the area is the center of where the golf course center may be, and the developers are not really asking for that designation. They are not too concerned about that, and will have to justify it in any event. St. George City Council Minutes July 11, 2002 Page Eleven Mayor McArthur commented that since the City does not have such a designation, it should not be shown. Mr. Deschamps replied he did not have a problem with that at all. Mayor McArthur commented that with regard to the Little Valley area and bridle paths, a lot of rights-of-way would have to be given and cooperation had within the neighborhood. The City would participate, but the neighborhood will have to decide because it is their land. The City cannot now come in and demand a trail through their property. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that the assessments in the Little Valley area are finished and will be mailed out shortly. Additionally, developers pay their costs the same as residents on whatever roads they impact, as well as their sewer costs. Each developer pays his or her same share as the residents are paying now. Brent Greenwood asked the City Council to vote on changing one of his parcels of property in the Little Valley area from rural residential to low density residential. Mayor McArthur replied that he would be able to come back and ask for a zone change on that piece of property. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson advised that Mr. Greenwood came in six months ago for a zone change in the area and was turned down. The City is trying to send a message that the City prefers rural residential zoning for the area in question. Council Member Orton advised Mr. Greenwood that he would have to show the City Council something a lot different than they looked at before in order to change the zone. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that the Master Plan is not so specific that a line can be drawn on a map, and when Mr. Greenwood comes in for a zone change, he can make argument for deviation from the General Plan. But the City cannot go out and specifically draw the line around people's boundaries as that is not what a General Plan is. It is a general concept and specifics are done when the actual zoning takes place. The message is in that particular area the City wants no more than two units per acre, maximum, unless circumstances change that opinion. Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Allen -aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. Mayor McArthur called for a five minutes break. PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider a request for a zone change from R-1-10 to AP for property located at approximately 115 South Mall Drive. Rocky Mountain Corporation and Kent Heideman, applicants. Associate Planner Mark Bradley explained the property consists of 5.21 acres of property. The amended General Plan shows the area as professional office. The Planning Commission recommends approval. Current plans for the site include a mortuary. St. George City Council Minutes July 11, 2002 Page Twelve Mayor McArthur commented that the property in question is a narrow strip and the City is not allowing access onto Mall Drive because it is a collector road. Mayor opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing. A motion was made by Council Member Isom and seconded by Council Member Orton to approve the zone change by ordinance. Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote as follows: Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. RESOLUTION: Consider approval of a resolution authorizing the sale of City-owned property to Mr. Gary Gardner in the area adjacent to the Southgate Golf Course. Mayor McArthur advised that this item was tabled from ...


City Council Minutes 07/27/2000:
...s consistent with other areas of the City for installation of power lines, golf course improvements, the new tennis facility, etc. Mayor Pro Tem Gardner commented the City should be aggressive in inviting people to qualify. City Manager Gary Esplin stated it was to the City’s benefit to get as many qualified as possible. A motion was made by Councilmember Orton to approve the policy as recommended by the Water and Power Board. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Whatcott. Mayor Pro Tem Gardner called for a vote, and the City Council voted as follows: St. George City Council Minutes July 27, 2000 Page Eight Councilmember Whatcott - aye Councilmember Orton - aye Councilmember Allen - aye Mayor Pro Tem Gardner - aye The motion carried. Carol Sapp inquired about the minimum size of line, and was informed it was 6". Water and Power Director Wayne McArthur advised the City would give contractors until October 1 to get prequalified, and this policy applies to public improvements only. Mayor Pro Tem Gardner commented it was not the City’s intention to compete with private contractors. AGREEMENT TO UPSIZE SEWER LINE TO SNOW CANYON DEVELOPMENT: Consider approval of an agreement to upsize sewer line to the Snow Canyon Development Project. City Manager Gary Esplin explained this is a proposed agreement with Snow Canyon Development Company to upsize the sewer line in the area immediately west of Entrada along the Sand Hollow Wash. It is anticipated that future development along U-18 will connect to the City’s regional wastewater system and the site of this connection is the only possible site to accommodate this future use. Mayor Pro Tem Gardner declared a potential future conflict. City Manager Gary Esplin explained this request is not out of the ordinary as the City requires upsizing of lines throughout the City and is good planning as other areas of the County such as Winchester Hills may be served by the treatment plant in the future. The cost to place this line is $97,313 and will save the City the cost of installing 3,600 feet of sewer line or $68,000. A motion was made by Councilmember Whatcott to approve the agreement. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Orton. Mayor Pro Tem Gardner called for a vote, and the City Council voted as follows: Councilmember Allen - aye Councilmember Orton - aye Councilmember Whatcott - aye Mayor Pro Tem Gardner - aye The motion carried. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Consider approval of the minutes of the Special Meeting held June 29, 2000. A motion was made by Councilmember Orton to approve the minutes as presented. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Allen. Mayor Pro Tem Gardner called for a vote, and the City Council voted as follows: Councilmember Orton - aye Councilmember Whatcott - aye Councilmember Allen - aye Mayor Pro Tem Gardner - aye The motion carried. Consider approval of the minutes of the regular City Council meeting held July 6, 2000. St. George City Council Minutes July 27, 2000 Page Nine These minutes will be considered for approval on the City Council agenda of August 3, 2000. ADJOURN TO EXECUTIVE SESSION: A motion to adjourn to an executive session to discuss personnel issues was made by Councilmember Allen. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Orton. Mayor Pro Tem Gardner called for a roll call vote, and the City Council voted as follows: Councilmember Allen - aye Councilmember Whatcott - aye Councilmember Orton - aye Mayor Pro Tem Gardner - aye The motion carried. RECONVENE: A motion to reconvene was made by Councilmember Allen. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Whatcott. Mayor Pro Tem Gardner called for a vote, and the City Council voted as follows: Councilmember Whatcott - aye Councilmember Allen - aye Councilmember Orton - aye Mayor Pro Tem Gardner - aye The motion carried. DISCUSSION RE WATER CONSERVATION: City Manager Gary Esplin advised that water on the west side of town was holding its own. Mayor Pro Tem Gardner suggested if conservation methods were enforced, that everyone cut back on their watering by five minutes, instead of limiting watering to every other day. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that Ivins is taking 1,000 gallons a minute under an old agreement with the City for surplus water. This agreement can be terminated at any time, but the City is giving Ivins additional water to see them through and charging them a fixed cost for the water. Mr. Esplin advised Ivins entered into an agreement with the Washington County Water Conservancy District for purchase of additional water. Mayor Pro Tem Gardner commented if there was surplus water in Quail Creek, the City should purchase it. City Manager Gary Esplin advised there will also be additional water when Sand Hollow comes on line, but the City will have to build another treatment plant. Ivins is willing to trade shares of water if the City has the capacity on the west side to take care of it. However, right now Ivins does not own any water and will have to find some on the west side to trade to the City. At present the City cannot treat any more water nor transmit it as it is at capacity. Additional water will not do the City any good unless a new treatment plant and transmission line are built, and there is no way to do that without raising rates significantly. UPDATE ON SHIVWITS WATER SETTLEMENT: City Manager Gary Esplin advised the Shivwits settlement passed the House and is currently in the Senate. If there is no opposition, as soon as it is approved the City will try to obtain funding this year. St. George City Council Minutes July 27, 2000 Page Ten PARK RESERVATION FEES: Mayor Pro Tem Gardner inquired about the cost to reserve a park. He was informed the fee depends on the size of the group and is figured on a sliding scale. FIRST NIGHT: City Manager Gary Esplin advised that First Night will be held on Saturday night this year, as New Year’s Eve falls on a Sunday. DISCUSSION RE 900 SOUTH DRAINAGE: Mayor Pro Tem Gardner advised that the City has dammed up property adjacent to the proposed 900 South and created wetlands on adjoining property. Annie Jennings has a charitable remainder trust and is willing to give the City 25% to 50% of the value of the trust to earmark for the downtown project if the City will fix the problem and put the road in. The cost to the City would be $250,000. City Manager Gary Esplin commented the City Engineer needed to be consulted and cost projections obtained. DISCUSSION RE TREES ALONG ST. GEORGE GOLF CLUB: Councilmember Orton advised he and Councilmember Whatcott made an on-site visit to view the trees which will eventually obstruct the view of a resident adjacent to the golf course. He advised it will be years before the trees obstruct the vie...


City Council Minutes 03/15/2001:
...ary Esplin explained that low fund balances in the Electric Department and Golf Course funds were due to the increased cost of purchasing power on the open market and bad weather which has caused a decrease in golf course revenue. Mr. Esplin explained that City staff feel the City has a sufficient supply of power to meet the needs of the community this summer, but recommends a power rate adjustment for the four month summer period. The same amount of power which the City paid $1,000,000 for a year ago now costs $7,000,000 and is as cheap as can be found on the open market. Staff also recommends hiring a Water and Power Conservation Officer to assist residents with water and power conservation. Mr. Esplin explained that the deficit in the golf course enterprise fund will not be able to be made up as the number of...


City Council Minutes 12/28/2000:
...of bid to Western Rock for the construction of cart paths at various City golf courses, in the amount of $210,100. Having discussed the matter previously and hearing no more comment or concerns, Mayor McArthur called for a motion. Council Member Whatcott made a motion that the bid be awarded to Western Rock for renovation of cart paths at various City golf courses, in the amount of $210,100. Council Member Gardner seconded and the motion passed in a vote as follows: Council Member Allen Aye Council Member Gardner Aye Council Member Isom Aye Council Member Orton Aye Council Member Whatcott Aye As a note of interest, Mayor McArthur indicated that the new Sunbrook Golf Course clubhouse would be opening tomorrow. Sunbrook Development, Nor...


City Council Minutes 08/10/2000:
... that Park City is the only other city in Utah that charges a non-resident golf rate. Leisure Services Director Kent Perkins advised that originally the City’s consultant advised the City to charge fees of $5.50 to $6.00 at Sand Hollow. There is also a proposal to add tax to golf fees at City courses. The City currently does not charge tax at the pools, and this is another option. However, it would be more difficult for staff and patrons to deal with odd change, rather than a flat rate. Councilmember Orton commented he disagreed with that philosophy because private businesses do not try and make it convenient for their customers by not charging tax. Councilmember Whatcott complimented Mr. Perkins and Mr. Basso on their efforts, and suggested that golf fees be examined annually due to inflation and increased expenses. He...


City Council Minutes 09/06/2007:
...icense and local consent for a restaurant liquor license for the Sun River Golf Grill/Restaurant. Darcy Stewart, applicant. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that staff has no issues with the request. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to approve the beer license and local consent. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. SET PUBLIC HEARINGS: Community Development Director Bob Nicholson advised that the Planning Commission recommends that public hearings be scheduled for September 20, 2007 to consider (1) a zone change from R-1-8 to PD Residential on .49 acre at 550 East 300 South; (2) a zone change from RCC to C-3 on .17 acre at 594 West 400 North; (3) an amendment to Title 10, Chapter 10, St. George City Code, conditional uses in the C-1 zone; and (4) approval of a preliminary plat for Sunrise Ridge Phase 4 located at 2370 East and 50 South. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to set the public hearings as recommended by the Planning Commission. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Gardner. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. FINAL PLATS: Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that two of the plats are road dedication plats. One is for Curly Hollow Road and the extension of River Road through the Ft. Pierce Industrial Park to its intersection with the Southern Parkway. There is also a final plat for The Villas at Hidden Valley Amended and Extended to modify the boundary line along the southwest portion of the common area and Lot 20. The applicant received 100% of the consents needed by property owners, so no public hearing is necessary. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the final plats. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. PARKING CONSIDERATION: City Planner Ray Snyder explained that on June 26 the Planning Commission approved Valor Hall?s request to determine the appropriate number of parking spaces without utilizing a shared parking agreement with Harmons. The applicants cannot obtain a recordable shared parking agreement. The applicants are requesting that the City Council determine that the parking on site is sufficient to support their expansion. The Planning Commission recommended approval of 18 parking spaces due to the proposed expansion, but only 15 can be supported on site. The zoning on site is R-3. The applicants propose to add to the building, but are not adding classrooms. Council Member Orton commented his only worry was if the school moved out and someone else moved in. A woman, representing Valor Hall, advised that they are signing a ten year lease with the expansion. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised that there was not space to add more employees or students. The City Council can add a condition liming the number of employees, volunteers and students. Jamie Wilson, Valor Hall Principal, advised that the expansion includes a bathroom, multi-use room, and office area. The school has 95 students, the number of volunteers depends on the day but normally there is only one per day, and there are seven full-time teachers, and two to four aids for half a day every day, and a couple of office staff. In the afternoon one specialist comes in either for art of PD, but after the aids leave. The school has been operating in this location for six to seven years without any complaints and normally enough parking. Tena Raleigh, Director of Valor Hall, advises there are two full-time office staff, and the aids leave by 1:00. She stated they were asking permission to continue doing business as they St. George City Council Minutes September 6, 2007 Page Six have been. She introduced several Valor Hall students in the audience. She advised that 18% of the students are on scholarships. Ms. Wilson advised that one parking space is being added, and typically there are vacant spots and in the afternoon the parking lot is only half full. Ms. Raleigh advised that all of the aids will be parking in the Harmons parking lot. They have leased several parking spaces there for 25 years with a 40 year option. Hours of the school are Monday through Thursday during the daytime, and visitors to the adjacent park use their parking lot in the evening. Council Member Allen arrived. Ms. Raleigh advised that the oldest students are in 8th grade and do not drive. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to determine that the existing parking at Valor Hall is sufficient to meet their expansion needs. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. City Attorney Shawn Guzman inquired if the City Council wanted to include caps on the number of students, volunteers and teachers. Council Member Gardner clarified a cap was not a part of his motion. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that setting a cap was part of the Planning Commission?s recommendation. City Planner Ray Snyder read the Planning Commission recommendations. Ms. Raleigh and Ms. Wilson agreed with the recommendations. AMENDED MOTION: Council Member Gardner amended his motion to include the Planning Commission recommendations. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. MINOR SUBDIVISION: Council Member Gardner declared a conflict of interest. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson advised that the Planning Commission recommended approval of a minor subdivision consisting of seven lots in the Sunset Corner development located at the corner of Sunset Blvd. and Bluff Street. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to approve the minor subdivision. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. HILLSIDE DEVELOPMENT PERMIT: City Planner Ray Snyder reviewed the background of the request for additional excavation on Lots 5-8 of Primrose Pointe Phase 3.The plat was originally approved for walk-up homes, and not homes with walk-out basements. The applicants would like to do additional excavation to provide more flat lots. One of the conditions recommended by the Hillside Board is that more trees be planted against the hillside for shade. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to approve the hillside development permit subject to the recommendations of the Hillside Review Board. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Gardner. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. BUILDING DESIGN CONCEPTUAL SITE PLAN: City Planner Ray Snyder advised that approval is requested for the building design and conceptual site plan to construct a 150,000 sq. ft. seven level medical outpatient facility behind the existing hospital on River Road. St. George City Council Minutes September 6, 2007 Page Seven Council Member Allen declared a conflict of interest as she serves on the hospital board. Mr. Snyder presented a power point presentation and presented renderings of the buildings. The site plan includes an 85,000 sq. ft. building to be built in the future to the north. The new pavilion is needed to meet demands of outpatient volumes and to allow expansion of physical therapy and rehabilitation and medical office space. Parking will be provided on the lowest floor. Parking meets and exceeds requirements. Lighting has been addressed. The height of the building depends on where one is in relation to the building, but the average height is 80'. The maximum height to the roof peak is 106'. With regard to the Rimrock Wash, the applicants propose to resculpture it into a landscape feature, including a footbridge. Non-native tamarisk will be removed. Staff advised the applicants that federal and state permits are needed to regrade the wash, and the applicants are processing through them now. They are working with existing FEMA maps to accommodate a 100 year storm. Samples of materials for the outside of the building have been provided. The applicants want the building to blend in with the existing hospital. The Planning Commission felt the proposed color of the building is too light and encouraged the applicant to make it a little darker, but not too dark. The applicant would like to keep the color of the building as proposed. Mr. Snyder then reviewed the recommendations of the Planning Commission. Council Member Bunker advised that the reason the Planning Commission wanted the color of the building to be a little darker was for contrast with the hospital. Terri Kane, director of the hospital, introduced the architect, board chairman, construction manager, planner, and contractor. She stated they were excited to bring additional services to the community, and this is the beginning of a five year strategy to expand the hospital. The College is currently constructing their building. A charitable lodging home will also be built, and there will still be room for another building. In the future there will be the need to add another medical office building as part of another project. She advised they felt strongly about the color and hoped to be able to use the same palette of colors as the hospital as it would look strange to have a lot of different colors on the same campus. At the time the hospital was built, there was a lot of community input on the color and appearance of the hospital, and the community did not want darker colors. Todd Tierney, architect, advised that he tried to nestle the building into the landscape. The wash will be resculpted, and the walking trail expanded and landscaped. The color of the building is significant as the base needs to be tied into the red rock, and as the building goes up, lighter colors are used because darker colors tend to stand out rather than blend in. White was used sparingly. Terri Kane advised that the hospital currently rents 20,000 sq. ft. of space in a building south of Foremaster Drive, and eventually a light will be put there. The City will not put a cross walk in at this location, and this is a worry. Council Member Gardner inquired if there would be underground connectivity between the hospital and the new building. Mr. Tierney replied that there would not be underground connectivity. Council Member Gardner commented at one time there was talk about locating old bans and other heritage items in this area as part of the trail. Ms. Kane replied that some historical items will be used and the hospital has purchased one of the wagons. One of the worries is safety, and it is critical to remove the tamarisks and return the wash into something that compliments the City. Mayor McArthur commented that the original entrance into the City is located just to the south of the site and he inquired if this could be tied into this project or a portion of the old trail preserved. Ms. Kane replied that they have been talking with the Foremaster family and Kent Perkins about this. Council Member Orton inquired if the 400 East campus would be abandoned. Ms. Kane replied that there are 80 beds at the 400 East campus. It is their intent to get all acute care services under one campus, and they will begin design next year as to what that St. George City Council Minutes September 6, 2007 Page Eight building may look like in the future. She stated she saw that campus being used for outpatient services and clinics. She advised that when she came to St. George in 2001, the hospital had 1100 employees - it now has 2300. In the next five years 3000 people will need to be hired, and with housing costs and how difficult it is to replace health care workers, it will be hard to find them. People in the community need to get into the health care field and fill these positions. There are currently 260 physicians in St. George, and the hospital brings 30 new doctors to St. George each year. The new Hurricane clinic will open in January, and they recently closed on property in Washington. It is the hospital?s philosophy to keep primary care providers closer to the communities. Kim Campbell, a St. George Planning Commission member, advised that the proposed colors are fairly light, but in his opinion are too light to blend with the backdrop of Southern Utah?s different colors. Lighter colors against the desert background provide more contrast, and light on a dark background is not a subtle contrast. He suggested that some of the lighter pastel colors be darkened up and suggested the applicant stay away from a mauve color. Council Member Gardner commented he agreed with Mr. Campbell, and darker colors blend better. Council Member Bunker inquired if it would make that much difference if the same palette was used, but just a tone darker. Todd Tierney replied that this is not a small building and a darker color on this large building would not blend in but would make it look like a big box. Lighter colors on top of the building will break down that mass. Some of the newer houses on the ridge which are dark in color stand out dramatically. He stated he was not opposed to a darker color for the base, but it was not in the best interests of the community to have a darker color on top. The colors suggested are the exact colors on the existing hospital. Council Member Orton commented that he has never looked at the hospital and said that it did not blend in. He stated he was not a bit offended by the proposed colors, and hated to micro-manage the project. MOTION: A motion to approve the building design and conceptual site plan as presented was made by Council Member Orton. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. Council Member Gardner commented that while it was not the Council?s desire to redesign the project and he trusted the applicant?s professionalism, his personal preference was that the building be darker, but he was happy to support the request. Mr. Tierney explained that there is no mauve on the hospital building, but the building color does change during different parts of the day as the sun moves. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Bunker - no Council Member Allen - abstained The motion carried. Mayor McArthur invited several Scouts in the audience to introduce themselves. PUBLIC HEARING/AMEND CITY CODE/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider amendment to Title 10, Chapter 8, St. George City Code, to delete the 51% residential floor area requirement for mixed-use buildings. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson advised that the applicant is Blue Mountain Holdings. The issue came to light when the applicant submitted a zone change request for a mixed use project on 900 South at 1300 East. When the plans were reviewed it was discovered that there is a conflict within the City Code. He then reviewed proposed language of the ordinance to delete the 51% residential floor area requirement for mixed-use buildings. The Planning Commission recommended that the 51% minimum residential floor area St. George City Council Minutes September 6, 2007 Page Nine requirement for three story buildings be deleted and allow the City Council discretion to approve non-residential uses on upper floors. He advised that he did research on other cities? regulations for mixed use, and the APA has a model mixed use zoning ordinance, but a percentage is not stipulated. Mixed use means that at least one floor is devoted to non-residential uses and at least one floor is devoted to residential uses. Council Member Gardner commented that he liked the APPA?s model ordinance because it allowed flexibility. Council Member Orton commented that he liked the City?s proposed ordinance because it allows the City to look at what will go in on the second floor. Mr. Nicholson commented that one of the problems with the City?s existing code is that it does not accommodate residential uses on top floors of existing buildings on Main Street. Council Member Allen commented that all cities are going to mixed uses so that residents can live and stay in their neighborhoods and not have to drive everywhere. She stated she liked the City?s proposed ordinance because it is not so restrictive and it will be fun to see what developers bring to the City Council. Mr. Nicholson advised the applicants are not comfortable with paragraph H of the proposed ordinance because it gives the City Council discretion. Council Member Bunker commented the City needed to be careful where these mixed use projects are located, and one would be beautiful on the corner of St. George Blvd. and Main Street. She suggested a discussion was needed on what would happed on the second floor if there were three floors. Mayor McArthur advised that the ordinance would apply City-wide. He then opened the public hearing. Brian Blackham, a resident of Meadow Creek, stated he felt the clarification was wonderful. He advised he represented quite a few people, both in and out of the area. The flexibility is wonderful but the City should be careful that the ordinance is not used to step over the guidelines set out by the Code. He stated as an example a personal interest group with a building whose height does not fit but an exception is given. It is important where these mixed uses are allowed. The City needs to be careful in its planning so that it cannot be accused of spot zoning and make exceptions for special interest groups so they can build a project. He stated St. George did not want to have the first spot zoning case in Utah, and the urban core needed to be defined. He stated this kind of PD zone belongs in the urban core, and he did not think 1300 East and 900 South is the urban core. There being no further public comment, Mayor McArthur closed the public hearing. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to approve the ordinance eliminating Paragraph H. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised that the question is if the ordinance requires someone who wants approval to take the project before the City Council first, then back to the Planning Commission for their recommendation, then back to the City Council for approval. He suggested that the language be changed to say that the request first go to the Planning Commission, and then the City Council. AMENDED MOTION: Council Member Orton agreed to add this clarification to his motion. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Bunker - aye Council Member Gardner - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. St. George City Council Minutes September 6, 2007 Page Ten Mayor McArthur called for a short break. PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider a zone change from RCC to PD Commercial on 1.2 acres located at 165 West 200 North Street. David Richens, applicant. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson advised that surrounding zoning is C-3 to the south and RCC on each side. He displayed the site plan. The project is a two story office building with administrative and professional office uses. The combined floor area is 20,592 sq. ft. 83 parking spaces are required, and the project has 85 spaces. The building will be brick with a residential style roof with dormers, balconies and decks. The design is compatible with the historic downtown area. A letter has been received from the Neighborhood Enhancement Committee endorsing the zone change if the building is built according to the architectural drawings which have been presented; this is part of any PD zone requirement. The Planning Commission recommends approval. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson confirmed that a discussion had previously been held concerning excluding this piece of property from RCC zoning. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to approve the zone change by ordinance. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Bunker - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Gardner - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/PRELIMINARY PLAT: Public hearing to consider approval of the preliminary plat for Montecito Condominiums located on the west side of the intersection of Valley View Drive and Indian Hills Drive. Mr. Bergel, applicant. Planner John Willis explained there are eight existing multi-family units. Access is from a 25' private driveway. Zoning is R-3. The applicant desires to subdivide the units for individual ownership and convert them to condos. The Planning Commission recommends approval subject to staff recommendations. Since then, the applicant has met many of the conditions. The applicant requested one year to install a fence, but the Planning Commission recommended 60 days, and the applicant is already in the process of building the fence. Barry Clarkson, attorney for the applicant, advised there were seven conditions recommended by the Planning Commission, and all have been addressed with the exception of the privacy wall in back, but construction has commenced on the wall. The applicant is happy to post a bond to guarantee that the fence will be completed, but he does not want the plat process to be held up. These units were built with the intention of being condos from the beginning. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing. Council Member Bunker commented that the Fire Marshall has verified that a firewall exists between the units. Mr. Clarkson advised that the Fire Marshall inspected the premises to verify that the buildings meet all codes. Heather Tubbs, representing Bush & Gudgell, distributed a letter to the City Council members. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to approve the preliminary plat. St. George City Council Minutes September 6, 2007 Page Eleven SECOND The motion was seconded by Council Member Gardner. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. RECOMMENDATION OF SIGN REVIEW BOARD: Consider approval of the recommendation of the Sign Review Board regarding the designation of additional major commercial streets for the purpose of allowing pole signs. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson advised that 50' tall poles signs are allowed if within 1500' feet of freeway interchanges and located on designated major commercial streets. Desert Palms, the applicant, requests permission to allow a 50' sign at its location. The Sign Review Board, rather than acting on the application, recommended that four new streets be considered as major commercial streets, excluding the westerly 200' of those streets because of the change in elevation. A lift was in place today to the height of the proposed sign. Council Member Bunker advised she struggled with opening up the four streets for tall pole signs as they conceivably could become a sea of signs. She stated she did not feel the proposed sign at Desert Palms was offensive. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to approve Desert Palms? request for a 50' tall pole sign, but to deny the Sign Review Board?s recommendation as to designation of four nearby streets as major commercial streets. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. Council Member Whatcott commented he wondered if the City would be setting a precedent for every business to come in and ask for a 50' tall pole sign. City Attorney Shawn Guzman replied that if the City Council sees a reason to grant the request, then it should articulate the reasons for doing so, which can avoid setting a precedent. Council Member Bunker clarified she motioned for approval because of the applicant?s location, and the fact that the elevation of the building is lower and needs the signage for visibility. City Manager Gary Esplin suggested that it should also be articulated that the sign will not even be seen when looking at it from several sides. It will only be seen from the freeway and Bluff Street because the site elevation is in a hole. Mayor McArthur commented that the nature of the business depended on people being able to see the sign. John Sorenson, owner of Desert Palms, advised that in talking with the sign companies, only one or two other businesses have asked for this type of variance. He stated he thought the sign was allowable under the City Code, and this was one of the reasons he purchased the club. He stated Desert Palms is the registration center for all the triathalons, and Desert Palms is one of the sponsors of the Mayors Walk. CLARIFIED MOTION: Council Member Bunker commented that in addition to the location and elevation, she would like to include in her motion that the type of business is mainly for tourist travel and motel guests visiting the area. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that any business can argue that it needs signage, but in this case the applicant?s argument is the location, the lower elevation of the site, and the sign will not have a negative impact on the City. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AIRPORT GROUND LEASE: Consider approval of an airport ground lease with KATT, LLC. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that staff has reviewed the request. The applicant is taking over the lease of Chris Peterson. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the lease. St. George City Council Minutes September 6, 2007 Page Twelve SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AGREEMENT: Consider approval of an improvement agreement with Quality Properties to install a storm drain in Royal Pine Estates and Firenze. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that according to City policy, a developer is required to install a certain size storm drain for their use, but the City has determined a need to increase the size of the storm drain to accommodate future growth. Staff recommends that the City participate in oversizing the line. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to approve the agreement. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. RETURN OF SURPLUS PROPERTY: Consider return of surplus property adjacent to River Road to Steve Sheffield. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that when the River Road bridge was built, the City received right-of-way from Mr. Sheffield to construct the road and bridge. At that time there was not a clear understanding of how wide the road was going to be. There is now excess property outside of the right-of-way on the northwest side. There is also an item on the addendum to deed to Mr. Sheffield the old 1450 South roadway alignment. Staff recommends approval of both. City Attorney Shawn Guzman clarified that the City kept the slope area, but beyond that there is excess property. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the City still has to negotiate for a sidewalk. Mr. Guzman advised that he has already visited with Mr. Sheffield about that. His plans are not to develop that right-of-way, but he will develop the other side and two corners on the west side of the road first. Mr. Guzman advised they discussed alternatives to get the sidewalk in. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the return of the surplus property. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AUTHORIZE QUIT-CLAIM DEED: Consider authorizing the Mayor to sign a quit-claim deed in favor of Stephen Sheffield for the former 1450 South roadway alignment. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the City now has a new road, and is returning to Mr. Sheffield whatever interest the City had in the old 1450 South roadway. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to authorize the quit-claim deed. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AGREEMENT: Consider approval of a settlement agreement with Simmons Outdoor Media. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that Simmons applied for a new sign location along I-15. The City denied the request because it was too close the entrance to the freeway. Simmons disagreed and filed a lawsuit. The settlement agreement includes the provision that Simmons will give up whatever rights it may have had with regard to the new sign in exchange for being allowed to raise an existing sign, rotate the display of a second sign, and convert the two existing signs to electronic signs. Staff feels OK about the settlement proposal. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to approve the agreement. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Gardner. St. George City Council Minutes September 6, 2007 Page Thirteen VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AGREEMENT: Consider approval of an agreement with the Washington County School District to provide busing for students in the Castle Rock Subdivision area. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that under State law the City is required to pay the cost of providing a crossing guard if there are safety issues. The City feels there is a safety issue with students on the north side of Snow Canyon Parkway crossing the Parkway to go to school. The City contacted the School District and agreed that instead of a crossing guard, the City would participate with them in busing the students, even though according to School District policy the students live too close to the school to be bused. Eventually a discussion will be needed with regard to placement of two traffic signals and whether they should be located on 2000 North or Dixie Downs Road. In the meantime, it is proposed that this agreement be entered into to get the children safely to school. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Allen to approve the agreement. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AGREEMENT: Consider approval of a UDOT Cooperative Agreement for Hilton Drive. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that staff and UDOT have discussed the possibility of realigning Hilton Drive. He proposed approval of an agreement so the City can get on future funding programs through the MPO somewhere between 2010 and 2012. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Allen to approve the agreement. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Gardner. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. ACCEPTANCE OF GRANT: Consider acceptance of a grant from the FAA for the Replacement Airport. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the FAA is ready to offer the City a grant in the amount of $8,000,000 to be used for land purchase. The City?s match is 5% of the $8,000,000. He stated that negotiations are underway for purchase of land, and there seems to be some movement from some of the property owners. As a result of recent discussions with the FAA, it appears that some of the funding sources are coming in on the skinny side, and he will present to the City Council at a later date where the City is at with regard to funding. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to accept the grant. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Gardner. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. SALE OF SURPLUS CITY PROPERTY: Consider sale of approximately 3,600 sq. ft. of surplus City property along the Southgate Golf Course #11 green to Scott Leavitt. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the property has been appraised by Morley & McConkie at $7200.00, and is surplus to the golf course?s needs. Staff recommends approval. MOTION: A motion was ma...


City Council Minutes 04/15/2004:
... OF BID: Consider award of bid for a rough mower for the Dixie Red Hills Golf Course. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen presented four bids received: Nucrane Machinery $40,560 Crossroads Equipment No bid Turf Equipment $38,515 Rocky Mountain Turf $37,399 Turf Equipment qualifies for the local preference exception in the City Code, and has agreed to meet the low bid. Staff recommends award of the bid to Turf Equipment in the amount of $37,399. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Allen to award the bid to Turf Equipment in the amount of $37,399. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. City Manager Gary Esplin explained this item is not included in the current budget, but will be included in next year?s budget. An emergency necessitated the purchase of this item during the current fiscal year. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of a blanket purchase order for LMCRS-2H chip seal oil with spreader, truck rental, and delivery. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen presented three bids received: Paramount Petroleum $76,378 Ergon Asphalt $68,415 Koch Performance Asphalt $71,329 She recommended award of the bid to the low bidder, Ergon Asphalt, in the amount of $68,415. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for two Toro Groundsmaster 3500-D Sidewinder mowers. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen recommended purchase of the two mowers from Turf Equipment, the manufacturer?s representative for the State of Utah, in the amount of $50,960. Golf Superintendent Jerome Jones explained that the Sidewinder mower decks slide right and left, allowing the cutter to get in tight areas, and Toro makes the only mower of this kind. 20% of the City?s mowers have over 5,000 hours. St. George City Council Minutes April 15, 2004 Page Three A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott and seconded by Council Member Gardner to approve purchase of two mowers from Turf Equipment in the amount of $50,960. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF CONTRACT: Consider award of a blanket contract for solid waste pick-up at City facilities. This item was tabled. Mayor McArthur invited several Scouts in the audience to introduce themselves. ORDINANCE VACATING PLAT: Consider approval of an ordinance vacating the Lincoln Townhome plat with three units at 34 West 300 South. Curt Cramer, applicant. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that the Planning Commission recommended denial, feeling that the current plat was in harmony with what the City was trying to do in the downtown by promoting ownership of units. The landlord did not offer any objections at the Planning Commission meeting. City Manager Gary Esplin stated that the City would normally vacate a plat if it was a new project, however, three units currently exist, and they are single family, individually-owned units and in keeping with the conservation zone. A motion to deny the request was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Orton. Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Bunker - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. The request was denied. STAGE ONE CONSERVATION PLAN: Consider approval to enter into Stage One of the Conservation/Drought Management Plan. Conservation Coordinator Ren? Fleming requested that the City enter into Stage One of the Drought Management/Conservation Plan. Water demand has been significantly higher than last year at this time. Usage is now between 20-20 million gallons a day, and last year at this time usage was between 15-18 million gallons a day. Stage One consists of voluntary conservation, with suggested watering times between 8:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. The temperature has been higher this year, and while the reservoir levels are better than last year, they are still not where they should be. The State advises that this is the 6th year of a drought. Council Member Gardner expressed concern that if usage were cut back the City may not be able to meet its cash flow need, and the City should not over-react too soon on conservation. Ms. Fleming replied that conservation rates went into effect April 1, and this should help with the revenue issue. Council Member Whatcott commented that he thought last year the Council discussed prohibiting daytime watering in Stage One, rather than having it be a recommendation only. He stated that beginning April 1 of each year, daytime watering should be prohibited so that this practice becomes ingrained in the public, rather than having to force them to do it. Ms. Fleming replied that the City should take the lead in any mandatory restriction, and at this time the Parks Department has not finished laying new sod, and it could not abide by its own watering restrictions. Council Member Whatcott explained that sometimes the City must water during daytime hours because it uses irrigation water shares to water many of the City facilities, and the turns are scheduled throughout a 24 hour period. Additionally, the water the City uses to water its facilities is usually irrigation-quality water. Council Member Gardner stated the City Council purposely stayed away from any mandatory restrictions in Stage One, with restrictions as the need was justified. St. George City Council Minutes April 15, 2004 Page Four A motion to enter into Stage One of the Conservation Plan was made by Council Member Whatcott and seconded by Council Member Orton. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT: Consider approval of a professional services agreement with French and Associates to continue design and construction management of The Fields. Leisure Services Director Kent Perkins explained that the project has been refined from the original plan to build the whole complex at once. It has now been determined to start small by first building the neighborhood park, then the softball complex. As soon as the contract is signed construction documents and drawings and bid work will begin. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Allen to approve the agreement. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. Mr. Perkins advised that the agreement with the School District provides that the City be finished moving from the other site by December, 2005, although the goal is to move sooner. REPORT ON ARTS FESTIVAL: Leisure Services Director Kent Perkins reported that the vendors felt good about the Arts Festival and the expanded lay-out worked well. Mayor McArthur commented he heard nothing but good comments about the Arts Festival. SET PUBLIC HEARINGS: Associate Planner Mark Bradley explained that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held April 13, 2004, recommended that public hearings be scheduled for May 6, 2004 at 5:00 p.m. to consider the following items: A. A zone change from r-1-10 to PD Residential on 16.29 acres located at approximately 2200 North Tuweap Drive. Richard Lewis/Kent Mitchell are the applicants. B. Amend the existing Dixie Downs Retirement Community PD for a new PD Residential and Commercial zone consisting of 99 single family detached homes and office/retail space on 30.26 acres located at Dixie Downs Road and Snow Canyon Parkway. S&S Homes/State Trust Lands Admin., applicants. C. Amend the existing Stonebridge PD zone to include an additional 2.133 acres of property recently annexed into the City to be part of the Wailea Falls Community at Stonebridge. Richard Staple representing Stonebridge Development, applicant. D. A zone change from R-1-10 to R-1-6 with a restriction to meet the R-1-8 standards with the exception of allowing a 20 foot front yard setback and a 15 foot rear yard setback on 11.893 acres located at 250 N. Valley View Drive. NHB Development, applicant. A motion was made by Council Member Orton and seconded by Council Member Allen to set the public hearings as recommended by the Planning Commission. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. FINAL PLAT: Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held April 13, 2004, recommended approval of the following final plats: A. Stone Gate at Seven Hills Phase 3 B. Las Lomas Subdivision C. Woodbridge Townhomes Phase 4 D. Woodbridge Townhomes Phase 5 E. Woodbridge Townhomes Phase 6 F. Olive Grove Subdivision Phase 1 G. Grand Vista Cove H. Hilton Gardens Subdivision, subject to final review by City staff I. The Springs Estates Phase 7, subject to title report corrections J. The Springs Estates Phase 8, subject to title report corrections St. George City Council Minutes April 15, 2004 Page Five K. Desert Sands at Painted Desert Phase 3, subject to final review by City staff L. Dias Subdivision Amended A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Allen to approve the final plats subject to the recommendations of the Planning Commission, and authorize the Mayor to sign the final plats. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. PRELIMINARY PLAT: Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held April 13, 2004, recommended approval of the preliminary plat for Crimson Cliffs Phase 3. In order for the master road plan to work within the project, it is recommended that the 60' public right-of-way be reduced to a 50' public right-of-way. 2350 East Street is a 50' right-of-way. The City Engineering Department has reviewed the proposal and recommends that the tapering take place at the phase line. A motion was made by Council Member Allen and seconded by Council Member Gardner to approve the preliminary plat with a 50' right-of-way. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. PRELIMINARY PLAT: Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held April 13, 2004, recommended approval of the preliminary plat for Dolce Vista at Sunbrook Phase 1 subject to the applicant preparing a mitigation plan, a golf hazard note on the final plat, and completion of the public right-of-w...


City Council Minutes 03/16/2006:
...es March 16, 2006 Page Four AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for golf maintenance equipment. Purchasing Manager Sue Swensen advised that bids were sent out for a variety of golf course equipment and she received two back. She recommended to award a portion of the bid to both suppliers, Rocky Mountain Turf and Turf Equipment. Ms. Swensen said that five items would be from one vendor and four from the other. Ms. Swensen explained that the lease agreement would be with Textron Financial. They will finance the whole lot for $645,056.00. Staff has reviewed the lease information and recommends paying $175,618.97/year for 4 years at 5.5% apr. Mayor McArthur asked Matt Loo, Director of Development Services, to address the purchase. Council Member Suzanne Allen asked Mr. Loo if this was all the equipment that was needed or the most critical right now. Mr. Loo said that this is about two-thirds of the money that has been set aside for the new replacement program. Council Member Gail Bunker said she thought the initial information that was given on the golf courses was for rental only rather than ownership. She asked if we were renting with an option to buy. Mr. Loo said that this was a lease program. Council Member Bunker said that her understanding was that we would not own the equipment. Mayor McArthur explained that after four years of leasing the equipment we would own it and that for private businesses it was a tax advantage. Mr. Loo said that after four years the City would have options to either trade equipment that hasn?t done well, keep what it wanted and get rid of what it doesn?t want to keep. Mr. Loo stated that the intent is to have equipment that is able to be changed out for equipment that requires less maintenance and repair and that can be done with the lease option. City Manager Gary Esplin clarified that one of the reasons staff is recommending this option is because the City is trying to accumulate funds through the golf fees. He said that there is not enough money in the Golf Course fund to buy all of the equipment at once and continue to make t...


City Council Minutes 06/05/2003:
...3:00 a.m. He explained that some times it is necessary to water parks and golf courses during the day. Most of the City?s parks and golf courses use irrigation water which cannot be used for drinking, and because of limited storage within the system, if the water is not used, it would be lost. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that because of a capacity shortage in storage, the City cannot water everything it needs to during the 10:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. time period. Mayor McArthur inquired if any sort of penalty would be imposed for violations. St. George City Council Minutes June 5, 2003 Page Three Mr. Barnum replied that there would be no penalty; staff would simply speak with the resident or business owner and explain that the City Council has mandated no watering during the day time. If there was a situation of repeated non-compliance, the matter would be presented to the City Council for its recommendation. Council Member Orton inquired about staff?s goal for water usage. Mr. Barnum replied that currently the usage is 10% under the usage at the same time last year. Stage Two would require a 20% decrease in usage. The year 2000 has been chosen as the baseline year. An unidentified gentleman from the audience inquired about commercial car lots who wash their cars twice a week. City Manager Gary Esplin replied that they would not be able to continue doing this on a paved surface. This is an issue that will have to be worked out with the affected businesses. A motion was made by Council Member Orton to approve the recommendation made by Water Services Director Barry Barnum for adoption of a modification to Stage One prohibiting outside watering during daylight hours or on hard surfaces. City Manager Gary Esplin suggested the hours be modified to 8:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. in order to better manage it. Council Member Orton agreed to this modification of his motion. Mayor McArthur then called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/AMEND GENERAL PLAN LAND USE MAP/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider amendments to the General Plan Land Use Map for property located between Foremaster Ridge and 1990 East Street and north of the UAMPS power substation from Low Density Residential to High Density Residential and from Medium Density Residential to Commercial. Randy Simonsen, applicant. Mayor McArthur announced that since there were only three Council Members present, a unanimous vote would be required for any motion to pass. He then advised that an applicant was welcome to table his or her item to the next City Council agenda if they so chose. Randy Simonsen, applicant, requested that this matter be postponed until the next meeting. He requested clarification of action from the work meeting when the City Council met on site. City Attorney Shawn Guzman explained that the City Council invoked the pending ordinance doctrine with regard to zoning in the area. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that this precludes someone who is not vested in their project from coming into the City with a new project until the City Council has made a decision on zoning in the area. Mayor McArthur explained that a decision must be made within six months. City Attorney Shawn Guzman clarified that this does not mean the zoning will be changed, but that it is being looked at to see if changes to the zoning are warranted. A motion to continue this public hearing until the June 19th City Council meeting was made by Council Member Allen and seconded by Council Member Orton. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/AMEND ZONING ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider amendment to the Zoning Ordinance to clarify Chapter 15, Multiple Family Residential Zones, Section 15-7.8, regarding setback requirements for buildings with two or more stories. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that a minor clarification to the current language is needed with regard to a 20' setback for two story buildings adjacent to all zones other than single family, which requires a 25' setback. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing. St. George City Council Minutes June 5, 2003 Page Four A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott and seconded by Council Member Orton to approve the ordinance amendment as recommended. Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Orton -aye Council Member Allen - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING: Public hearing on the proposed 2003-2004 budget for the City of St. George. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that state law requires that a public hearing be held to consider input on the proposed budget. The budget has been available for several weeks for review. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing. He advised that another public hearing on the budget would be held June 19. PUBLIC HEARING/RESOLUTION: Public hearing to consider adjustments to the 2002-2003 budget for the City of St. George. City Manager Gary Esplin reviewed the recommended changes, attached hereto as Exhibit ?A.? Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing. A motion was made by Council Member Orton and seconded by Council Member Whatcott to approve, by resolution, the changes as proposed. Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Allen - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. SET PUBLIC HEARINGS: Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held May 27, 2003, recommended that a public hearing to consider a zone change from C-2 to PD Commercial on 1.49 acres located east of River Road between Settlers RV and the East Black Ridge be scheduled for July 3, 2003 at 5:00 p.m. Verden Hannig is the applicant. The applicant is aware of the new option for conditional use permits since the commercial uses were recently amended, but he has chosen to proceed with the zone change. Mr. Nicholson explained that the Planning Commission also recommended that a public hearing be scheduled for July 3, 2003 at 5:00 p.m. to consider a zone change from R-1-10 to PD (combination of Residential and Open Space) on 59.66 acres located at 800 South Dixie Drive. River Run Partners is the applicant. After discussion, it was decided that a meeting would not be held July 3, but instead be held on July 10. A motion was made by Council Member Allen and seconded by Council Member Orton to schedule the public hearings for July 10 at 5:00 p.m. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. FINAL PLAT: Community Development Director Bob Nicholson advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held May 27, 2003, recommended approval of the final plat for Hawk Hollow Phase 2. Kent Garrett is the agent. A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott and seconded by Council Member Orton to approve the final plat and authorize the Mayor to sign it. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. St. George City Council Minutes June 5, 2003 Page Five PRELIMINARY PLAT: Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held May 27, 2003, recommended approval of the preliminary plat for Twin Creeks at Stonebridge. Allen Hall is the agent. The trail issue is still being resolved. A motion was made by Council Member Orton and seconded by Council Member Allen to approve the preliminary plat. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. PRELIMINARY PLAT: Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held May 27, 2003, recommended approval of the preliminary plat for the Cottages at Stone Point. Kelly Larsen is the applicant. Although the density is 12.6 units per acre, the requirements of the R-3 zone are met. Staff and the applicant are still trying to resolve issues with engineering and access. He advised that multi-family units surround the subject property. Kelly Larson, applicant, explained that the project is surrounded by rental apartments, and the access issue is being worked out. The units will be 1,455 sq. ft. A motion to approve the preliminary plat was made by Council Member Orton. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that before final plat approval, grades on the entry way will have to be worked out. Council Member Allen expressed concern with the high density of the project. Council Member Whatcott seconded Council Member Orton?s motion for approval. Council Member Allen inquired of Mr. Larsen if the units could be made larger and less dense. Mr. Larson replied that he did not think he could sell the units and would therefore retain ownership of them. The project is also surrounded by rentals. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. PRELIMINARY PLAT: Community Development Director Bob Nicholson advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held May 27, 2003 recommended approval of the preliminary plat for Willowbend Townhomes. Ence Homes is the applicant. He explained that the main issue remaining is the irrigation line which runs underneath a retaining wall. Vince Clayton indicated that he would rebuild the retaining wall, but this could be changed somewhat before the final plat is submitted. Jay Sandberg, Assistant City Engineer, explained that there is no irrigation line under the wall, and he thought the issue had been resolved. A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott and seconded by Council Member Orton to approve the preliminary plat. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. LOT SPLIT: Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held May 27, 2003, recommended approval of a lot split for the Qwest Dixie Drive utility site located at approximately 1550 South Dixie Drive. Alpha Engineering is the agent. Qwest would like ownership of the land where the facility is to be located. On August 13, 2002 the Planning Commission determined the facility was not a significant change to the Tonaquint Center PD subject to: (1) landscaping of the site; (2) maintaining the landscaping; (3) no chain link fencing, and (4) the access from Dixie Drive is to be eliminated as shown on the plans at the time of development for the portion of the PD where an access easement would allow access from the developed site. At that time the driveway would be replaced with landscape. The construction drawings were approved by staff on November 18, 2002 with a temporary access from Dixie Drive until the area around the facility is developed, at which time the access will be required to be relocated from Dixie Drive through the developed site. The request is to divide the parcel into two: Lot 1 (Qwest site) 0.02 acre (941 sq. ft.), and Lot 2 (remainder) 8.00 acres, more or less. A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott and seconded by Council Member Orton to approve the lot split as recommended by the Planning Commission. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. St. George City Council Minutes June 5, 2003 Page Six HILLSIDE DEVELOPMENT PERMIT: Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held May 27, 2003, recommended approval of a hillside development permit for the Highland Drive reconstruction located between the City power substation and Twin Lakes Road. The City of St. George is the applicant. This area is part of the Highland Drive Phase 1 Safety Improvement Project from 1400 East to 1800 East. The actual hillside area is between the power substation and Twin Lakes Road. All of the excavation is within the UDOT right-of-way. The Hillside Review Board recommended approval. A motion was made by Council Member Orton and seconded by Council Member Allen to approve the hillside development permit. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. HILLSIDE DEVELOPMENT PERMIT: Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held May 27, 2003, recommended approval of a hillside development permit for the Northern Corridor roadway construction located between U-18 (Bluff Street) to Highland Drive and 200 East to Skyline Drive. The City of St. George is the applicant. This project includes alignment adjustments and road widening. The proposed widening of the existing road through the Washington County Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) area appears to be in accordance with HCP requirements. The Washington County Commission granted approval on May 6, 2003 to widen the road per the plans submitted by the City and reviewed by the Advisory Committee. The Hillside Review Board recommends approval subject to complying with the mitigation plan required by the HCP and City staff to make sure the mitigation takes place. The Planning Commission recommends approval with the same conditions recommended by the Hillside Review Board. A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott and seconded by Council Member Allen to approve the hillside development permit as recommended by the Planning Commission and Hillside Review Board. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. HILLSIDE DEVELOPMENT PERMIT: Community Development Director Bob Nicholson advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held May 27, 2003, recommended approval of a hillside development permit for Fountain Heights Phase 2 located off River Road south of Brigham Road. Rod Reid is the agent. This phase will be terraced above the River Road elevation around 15-16 feet. There are eight apartment buildings with a total of 61 units. The Hillside Review Board recommends approval with the understanding that they may use the cut slope instead of the wall as shown on the plans depending upon the soil stability and visible appearance as long as the cut is no higher than 18 feet in height and no longer than 20% along the hillside in linear length. The plans are subject to staff reviewing the conditions on-site. Any variation will require the Hillside Review Board?s review. The Planning Commission recommended approval with the same conditions recommended by the Hillside Review Board. A motion was made by Council Member Allen and seconded by Council Member Orton to approve the hillside development permit subject to the recommendations of the Planning Commission and Hillside Review Board. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. CONTRACT: Consider approval of a contract with French & Associates for the Virgin River Park design services. City Manager Gary Esplin explained this contract is for design services for the property purchased from Sheldon Johnson behind the dinosaur track area. French & Associates has waived their fee for initial design services for this project. City staff has been pleased with their work product in the past and recommends approval. A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott and seconded by Council Member Orton to approve the contract. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. CONTRACT: Consider approval of a contract with French & Associates for the Little Valley Softball/Soccer Complex design services. City Manager Gary Esplin explained staff recommends award of a contract to French & Associates for The Farms recreation complex. French & Associates designed the Canyons softball complex, and is well studied in soccer facilities across the country. They were also the low bidder. St. George City Council Minutes June 5, 2003 Page Seven A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott and seconded by Council Member Allen to approve the contract. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. LOCATE AIR MONITORING STATION: Consider a request from the State of Utah to locate an air monitoring station in Worthen Park. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the Utah State Division of Air Quality would like to locate an air monitoring station near the horseshoe pits at Worthen Park. The agreement would allow the station to be located there for five years with 60 days notice by either party. A motion was made by Council Member Orton and seconded by Council Member Whatcott to approve the request. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. REQUEST FOR VARIANCE TO NOISE POLICY: Consider a request for a variance to the City?s noise policy to allow concrete pouring work prior to 6:00 a.m. at the Pine View Intermediate School. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that a new school is being built on the east side of the East Black Ridge along Mall Drive and residents have expressed concern that construction activities are is beginning too early in the morning (before 6:00 a.m.). However, due to the heat and curing time needed for large concrete pours, the contractor is requesting permission to begin work at 4:00 a.m. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that the contractor would be making these early morning pours twice a week until September 1. A motion to approve the request was made by Council Member Whatcott and seconded by Council Member Orton. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT WITH UDOT: Consider approval of a cooperative agreement with UDOT for the Northern Corridor. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that this project has the potential of receiving federal funds in an amount estimated to be $10,000. This agreement will help to identify some things that need to be done before designating the proper site. A motion was made by Council Member Allen and seconded by Council Member Orton to approve the agreement. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. CONTRACT: Consider approval of a contract with Alpha Engineering for engineering and construction management services for the Tolman Well project. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that Alpha Engineering has been working on this project from the beginning, and it is staff?s recommendation that they finish the project. The contract is for design of the system, underground water line and infrastructure. The road has been rough graded so that installation of the line can now be bid. Barbara Berrett is the project engineer. Barbara Berrett, Project Engineer, explained that the project should be completed next summer, with the line coming out at the bottom of the Cliffs Subdivision. The water will come from the Ledges project and feed the west side of town. She explained the Tolman wells will provide about 2,500 gallons per minutes and is a significant source of water. The bid for the actual pipe installation will be done next. The quality of the water is good and comparable to Snow Canyon water. A motion was made by Council Member Orton to approve the contract in the amount of $146,995. The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. CONTRACT MODIFICATION: Consider approval of contract modification #5 with Carter Burgess for the River Road, Phase I project. City Manager Gary Esplin explained this State project has been completed but problems remain with its finalization. The engineer on the project is still trying to close it out, but because of the inability to do so, the City is incurring additional expenses to close St. George City Council Minutes June 5, 2003 Page Eight it out. We have held out liquidated damages because of the time the project has taken, and those funds have not yet been disbursed to pay for the additional engineering and related responsibilities. Jerry Amundsen reported that a majority of the subcontractors have been paid through the bonding company, but claims of Merrick Young are still being researched. He stated he felt the project was now to the point where it would be closed out, and anything remaining would have to be litigated between the State and bonding company. There is a possibility that one subcontractor still has not been paid. Public Works Director Larry Bulloch advised that there are still claims of citizens who had vehicle damage and problems with tar who have made claims against the contractor and have not been reimbursed. City Manager Gary Esplin suggested that any funds remaining with the bonding company could be used to pay these outstanding claims. A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott and seconded by Council Member Allen to approve the contract modification. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AGREEMENT: Consider approval of an agreement with the Washington County Water Conservancy District for relocation of an irrigation pipeline. Barbara Berrett explained the Washington County Water Conservancy District is trying to acquire more property for the Quail Creek expansion. The BLM indicated that instead of acquiring the land in pieces as expansion continues, they prefer that as much land as will be needed for build-out of the plant be acquired all at once. This entails an agreement indicating the City will relocate an existing 20" irrigation line that feeds the Coral Canyon Golf Course when the time comes, and this will occur when the City gets to ...


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... OF BID: Consider award of bid for an irrigation line for the St. George Golf Club. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen advised that staff has opted to go with the HDPE pipe according to the revised bid schedule. She then presented the bids received for installation of the Bloomington Hills irrigation supply line, HDPE pipe, as follows: Cindy Taylor Trucking $162,778.71 HE Davis Construction $192,310.00 Interstate Rock Products $231,828.20 Trade West Construction, Inc. $300,927.00 She recommended award of the bid to the low bidder, Cindy Taylor Trucking, in the amount of $162,778.71 MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to award the bid to the low bidder, Cindy Taylor Trucking, in the amount of $162,778.71. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. Mayor McArthur inquired about the recent water break. Water Superintendent Frank Kell advised that a 4" water line ruptured by the Rio Virgin RV Park. It is being repaired and the water in the area should be back on within three to four hours. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for two Harley Davidson motorcycles for the Police Department. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen recommended purchase of the motorcycles off the State contract with Harley Davidson of Salt Lake City in the total amount of $28,436.28. Mayor McArthur inquired about local bids. Ms. Swensen explained that the City gives local vendors the option to match the State contract price, with a 5% local preference, but in this case the local vendor chose not to match the State price. St. George City Council Minutes July 15, 2004 Page Two MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to purchase two Harley Davidson motorcycles off the State contract with Harley Davidson of Salt Lake City in the total amount of $28,436.28. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for the Community Arts 3rd floor demolition project. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen presented bids received for selective demolition of the 3rd floor at the Community Arts Building, as follows: Arnell-West $75,900 BT Builders $156,000 She recommended award of the bid to the low bidder, Arnell-West in the amount of $75,900. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to award the bid to the low bidder, Arnell-West, in the amount of $75,900. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for three pedestrian/bicycle bridges for the Santa Clara River trail project. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen presented the following bids: Bridge America $109,625 Steadfast Bridge $183,950 Wheeler Lumber LLC $105,650 Excel Bridge $103,344 Continental Bridge $110,526 She recommended award of the bid to the low bidder, Excel Bridge, in the amount of $103,344. Mayor McArthur advised that the bridge is a break-away bridge in the event of flooding. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to award the bid to the low bidder, Excel Bridge, in the amount of $103,344. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for the Santa Clara River trail project. Mayor McArthur announced that this project will complete one of the last sections of trail in the City. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen explained that four contractors attended the pre-bid meeting and picked up bid packets, but only two submitted bids, as follows: Cindy Taylor Trucking $534,687 H. E. Davis $499,110 She recommended award of the bid to the low bidder, H. E. Davis, in the amount of $499,110. Leisure Services Director Kent Perkins explained that the City received a State grant in the amount of $151,000 for this project, and in order to use the money must finish the project by the middle of December. Council Member Whatcott inquired of Mr. Perkins how this trail compared cost-wise with other trails. Mr. Perkins replied that it was the most expensive piece of trail the City has built so far because of the three bridges. St. George City Council Minutes July 15, 2004 Page Three Mayor McArthur inquired if all the trails were open. Mr. Perkins replied that they were just recently surfaced and striped, but are now open. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to award the bid to the low bidder, H. E. Davis, in the amount of $499,110. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for equipment necessary to perform tamarisk removal. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen advised that staff has been looking for equipment to remove tamarisk and found one that will meet minimum requirements at Valley Crane and Equipment. The track unit equipment is called an ASV RC-100 with a timber axe assembly, at a cost of $74,824. Streets Superintendent Randy Halverson explained that this piece of equipment is used by Grand Junction, Colorado for tamarisk removal and has proven to be very effective. Valley Crane and Equipment has committed to a three to four week delivery time. There are no freight charges because City staff will go get the equipment. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to approve purchase of the equipment through Valley Crane and Equipment in the amount of $74,824. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. Mayor McArthur commented that Hurricane Scouts would like to join with St. George Scouts for a project and perhaps they could help with this project. They would like to be able to pay a portion of their cost to use the Dixie Center through the project. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that staff will finish removal of the rest of the tamarisk along the Ft. Pearce from the St. George Golf Club to River Road to clean out the channel in case of a storm. He explained that the equipment will cut the trees above the roots and then a chemical will be applied to the roots to kill them. Mr. Halverson explained that the timber axe is an attachment to the machine. The machine will cut the tree, draw it into the machine, and then chew it up and spit it out on the ground. These pieces will also need to be treated so that they do not regenerate. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that as part of the tamarisk removal project, $25,000 has also been allocated for labor expense, and $25,000 for the needed chemicals. It is the City?s intent to ultimately involve everyone along the river. CHANGE ORDER: Consider approval of a change order for the 1550 West Street road reconstruction project. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen advised that a change order in the amount of $58,115.56 is needed in order to increase quantities of material in order to finish the project. Council Member Whatcott questioned the mobilization costs since the contractor was already on site. Steve Perry explained that A-T Asphalt was not the contractor on the project. Assistant City Engineer Jay Sandberg explained that when the storm drain was installed in 1550 West Street, the City decided to install its reuse line at the same time and redo the entire street. Savings to the other project is about $30,000. Steve Perry explained that A-T Asphalt had to mobilize from another site to 1550 West Street. By combining projects, the City has saved 25% over what it would normally cost to reconstruct the road. Jay Sandberg commented that when the project was originally negotiated with the contractor, the contractor provided his costs from A-T Asphalt, and they were higher than the overall bid price. He negotiated with them and they are willing to use his prices if they are used to do the work. Therefore, there are no overhead costs, but the St. George City Council Minutes July 15, 2004 Page Four contractor would like mobilization costs for his coordination and paperwork. He could have had A-T submit its cost to him and then add 10% to that cost. Council Member Whatcott commented that the City could have bypassed the contractor and contracted with A-T itself. Jay Sandberg replied that the City took the lowest price of items in both bids, and the contractor has been good to work with. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to approve the change order in the amount of $58,115.56. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that with this section of reuse line the City will have about half of the line built. As soon as approval is obtained through the EA, the City will be reimbursed and will move forward. Mayor McArthur announced that the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Dixie Drive bridge will be held the first or second week in August. Public Works Director Larry Bulloch advised that the entire project would be completed in September. RESOLUTION: Consider approval of a resolution adopting the Five County Association of Governments Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan as required by the Federal Disaster Mitigation and Cost Reduction Act of 2000. Assistant to the City Manager, Marc Mortensen, explained that staff has reviewed the Plan. It appears to be vague and the City is already doing most of what is required under the Plan. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that adoption of the Plan by cities has to do with the Five County Association of Governments? funding and qualification for federal grants. The City is already administering this same program through FEMA, and adopting the Plan is merely a formality. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to approve a resolution adopting the Plan. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Bunker - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Orton - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. RESOLUTION: Consider approval of a resolution abandoning an easement between Lots 33 and 34 of the Stone Cliff Subdivision, Phase I. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that John Campos owns both lots and wants to combine them into one lot. The request has been reviewed by the JUC and they have no objections. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to approve the resolution. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Bunker - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. St. George City Council Minutes July 15, 2004 Page Five BEER LICENSE: Consider approval of a beer license for Three Amigos Market located at 325 N. Bluff. Ricardo Vaca, applicant. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the application has been reviewed and staff can see no problems or issues that would prevent the license from being issued. Danny Vaca, applicant, explained that the market sells produce and freshly cut meat and he is in the process of implementing a bakery on site. The beer license is an off-premise license, and beer will not consumed on the premises. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to approve the beer license. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. SPECIAL EVENT PERMIT: Consider approval of a special event permit for a Farmers Market at the Zion Factory Stores. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that this is an annual event and staff recommends approval. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to approve the special event permit. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. WAPA CONTRACT AMENDMENT: Consider approval of a Western Area Power Administration contract amendment. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that last year projected energy rates were discussed. At that time the City was aware that its contract amount would be reduced by 28% and took that into account when the rate schedule was figured. This agreement will initiate that reduction due to the drought. Council Member Whatcott commented that as discussed by the City Council and Water and Power Board, the City pays the same price as before, and the rate did not go up. However, the City will be receiving only 72% of the power it used to get because water levels are way down and could get worse. City Manager Gary Esplin stated the City would be replacing power with power from Deseret and others. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to approve the contract amendment. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. Mayor McArthur inquired of Mr. Solomon how much power the City has contracted for and what its total power usage is. Energy Services Director Phil Solomon replied that the City?s resource team meets on a monthly basis to try and keep its exposure to the market to less than 10%. The majority of this summer the City has been taking approximately 40 MW from Deseret, 20 MW from the Colorado River Storage Project, 16 MW from San Juan, and during peak hours, is receiving Payson power. Idaho and Hunter are secured resources. This week the generators have been run for four to five hours because it was cheaper to run them than to purchase power on the open market. The City purchased insurance in the event DGT trips off and the City has to go out on the market. The highest load peak so far this summer was 138 MW. Council Member Whatcott commented that in the past UAMPS has sold the City all its power, but in the last few months staff has taken over the responsibility of purchasing power and the expertise of staff has gone up greatly, saving the City hundreds of thousands of dollars each month. St. George City Council Minutes July 15, 2004 Page Six Mr. Solomon stated that as volatile as the market is, staff?s goal is to try and honor the current rates. He stated that the City has taken advantage of the WAPA program and has taken it when needed because its prices are better than the UAMPS pool. DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT: Consider approval of the Augustus Point development agreement. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the trail currently is close to the road on Snow Canyon Parkway in the area of Augustus Point because at the time of its development the City could not obtain an easement from the property owner. The trail was built on a temporary basis, knowing that it would eventually be moved back to where it should be located. An agreement has been worked out with the developer of Augustus Point which states that he is making a property donation for the trail and will be able to take a tax write-off. The City agrees to construct the trail, and its cost will include landscaping and maintenance of the median and landscaping up to the trail. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to approve the agreement. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. PUBLIC DEFENDER CONTRACT: Consider approval of a Public Defender Contract with LaMar J. Winward. City Attorney Shawn Guzman explained that LaMar Winward has been the Public Defender for a number of years and does a good job in that capacity. He has not received an increase to his contract for a number of years, and he recommended a 10% increase. The increase would result in a contract amount of $21,120. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to approve the contract. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. ALLOCATION OF CDBG FUNDS: Consider allocation of funds for eligible projects in the Community Development Block Grant Program. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the City can allocate only 15% to non-profit organizations which may not be housing related. The recommendations for allocation are as follows: $50,000 for Color Country Community Housing One home for Habitat for Humanity Allocation of funds to Dixie Care and Share for architectural and engineering costs Purchase of one Meals on Wheels Truck He commented that this would leave $15,000 - $20,000 for the City?s own project, or it could leave the funds in place to use on other projects. MOTION: A motion was made by by Council Member Bunker to allocate CDBG funds as recommended by the City Manager. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AGREEMENT FOR WARRANT SERVICE: Consider approval of an agreement with Washington County for warrant service. City Attorney Shawn Guzman explained that there are a large number of outstanding warrants from the Justice Court. The Police Department has hired two new officers to take care of warrants. There has been a good response to the program, and a lot of people are paying their outstanding fines. The agreement provides that Washington County will pay the City $50.00 for every person who responds to the letter or web site, with a maximum of $100.00 for multiple warrants. If an arrest is made, the County will pay the City $50.00. The program has been successful and officers have been serving warrants every day. He advised that it is anticipated advertisement for a new Justice Court judge will go out in August, but it will be October before a new judge will be available full-time. The County has invited the City to sit on the selection panel. St. George City Council Minutes July 15, 2004 Page Seven MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to approve the agreement. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING: Public hearing to receive public comment concerning the Draft Project Area Plan for the Ft. Pierce Economic Development Project Area No. 3. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to hold a joint public hearing with the St. George Neighborhood Redevelopment Agency. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. Randy Sant explained that the public hearing had been advertised for 30 days, and property owners and taxing entities in the project area and within 300' were notified by letter as required by State statute and the Utah Redevelopment Act. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing. RECONVENE CITY COUNCIL MEETING: MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to reconvene City Council meeting. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. ORDINANCE: Consider approval of an ordinance adopting the Ft. Pierce Economic Development Project Area No. 3 Plan, as approved by the St. George City Redevelopment Agency, as the official economic development plan for the Ft. Pierce Economic Development Project Area No. 3, and directing that the required notice of the adoption be given as set forth in the Utah Redevelopment Agencies Act. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to approve the ordinance. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. Randy Sant commented that as soon as the ordinance is published, a 60 day challenge period begins, as required by law. A recording statement will also be prepared and notices will be sent to taxing districts that the project area and plan have been adopted. Scott Hirschi, Washington County Economic Development Director, stated that this 3rd project area was needed, and others will follow because of the success of the first two project areas. There is a great deal of interest in the Ft. Pierce Industrial Park generated through the ability of the City and RDA to offer incentives through the property tax increment. SET PUBLIC HEARINGS: Associate Planner Mark Bradley reported that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held July 13, 2004, recommended that public hearings be scheduled for August 5, 2004 at 5:00 p.m., or any date thereafter, to consider the following items: 1. A request to vacate Lots 2 and 19 of the Ft. Pierce Industrial Park Subdivision located at 3850 South and 1700 East. Mark Burgess, applicant. 2. A request to vacate the Paragon Cove Townhomes at Stone Cliff - Phase I plat in order to replace it with an amended plat located at Paragon Drive and Stone Canyon Drive. Gail Maxwell, agent 3. A zone change request from Open Space to Planned Development Residential to be included as part of the Sun River PD on 29.458 acres located at approximately 1300 W. Bluegrass Way. Darcy Stewart/SITLA, applicants. St. George City Council Minutes July 15, 2004 Page Eight 4. A request to amend the City of St. George General Plan - Street Master Plan in the Southgate Valley area west of Tonaquint Drive to upgrade 2070 South Street from a 60 foot right-of-way to a minor collector road with a 66 foot right-of-way, and reduce the street right-of-way from 66 feet to 60 feet for the proposed street going west from Tonaquint Drive which aligns with Upper Sir Monte Drive, which extends east from Tonaquint Drive. Ed Burgess, applicant. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to schedule the public hearings for August 5 at 5:00 p.m. as recommended by the Planning Commission. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. FINAL PLAT: Associate Planner Mark Bradley reported that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held July 13, 2004, recommended approval of the following final plats: 1. Tonaquint Condominiums West subject to the vacation of Lot 3 being recorded. 2. Wailea Falls at Stonebridge Phase 2. 3. Road dedication plat for 1470 East 170 South. 4. Sun River St. George Phase 4. 5. Skyhawk Townhomes 6. Monterey at Stonebridge Phase 3 7. Road dedication plat for Hidden Valley Drive 8. Hidden Valley Townhomes, Phases 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 9. The Inn of Entrada Council Member Whatcott commented it appeared the Wailea Falls at Stonebridge Phase 2 project was moving dirt and building up a large hill, yet they have not finished the landscaping on the first phase as promised. He commented he did not feel good about approving the final plat when they had not lived up to their commitment on the first phase. Associate Planner Mark Bradley commented that the grading was complete for pads in Phase 2. City Manager Gary Esplin commented there was no question approval was given to do the project; the question is the line established between the golf course and their project. The City allowed them to use extra property if they landscaped it, and the landscape was supposed to be finished as part of Phase 1. Not all stipulations placed on the Phase 1 plat have been met. He suggested approval of the plat for Phase 2 be tabled until the meeting of August 5. Mr. Bradley commented that staff would support this action, and will be ready to address the matter at the August 5 meeting. MOTION: A motion to approve the final plats and authorize the Mayor to sign them, with the exception of the plat of Wailea Falls at Stonebridge Phase 2, and subject to the recommendations of the Planning Commission, was made by Council Member Bunker. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. TABLE FINAL PLAT: MOTION: A motion to table action on the final plat for Wailea Falls at Stonebridge Phase 2 was made by Council Member Whatcott. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT: Consider approval of a conditional use permit for a detached addition to the Abbey Inn at 1129 South Bluff with a height up to 45'6" to the roof peak. Assistant Planner Ray Snyder explained that the applicants propose a 24 room three story building to a height of 45' 6" which will include a banquet room. 24 parking spaces are required. The Planning Commission recommended approval, but was concerned about only one parking space per room. The applicant advised that the intent of the banquet room is for use by hotel guests, and therefore additional parking is not St. George City Council Minutes July 15, 2004 Page Nine needed. The City Code requires one parking space for every 35 sq. ft. of meeting room space in hotels, but does not address banquet rooms. In the past parking has been evaluated on a room basis, not banquet space basis. Shane Wittwer, representing Abbey Inn, explained that the new banquet room would be in addition to the current banquet room. The existing banquet room will, however, lose some of its area for office space. The banquet room is used typically in the day when hotel guests are not using the parking spaces. The banquet room will be able to accommodate 250 at the maximum. Mayor McArthur inquired if the parking lot had ever been full. Mr. Wittwer replied that it has never been full, but in that event, the Abbey Inn has an agreement with the adjacent eye doctors to use some of their parking spaces, but have never had to do this. The Abbey Inn also allows adjacent hotels to use its parking spaces. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to approve the conditional use permit. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT: Consider approval of a conditional use permit for a low volume medical office in a landmark site at 190 South 100 East. Dr. Mike Symond, applicant. This item was tabled at the applicant?s request. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT: Consider approval of a conditional use permit for a Masonic Lodge in an R-2 zone located at the intersection of 1990 East and Mall Drive. Assistant Planner Ray Snyder explained that the applicant?s conditional use permit was approved twice previously and has expired. The project being presented at this meeting looks totally different. The same colors, however, will be used as originally presented. The Planning Commission questioned having only 21 parking spaces when there will be 66 seats in the building, but recommended approval subject to the following conditions: 1. The applicant shall provide a signed, notarized copy of a development agreement for additional road right-of-way as required by the City Engineering Dept. 2. The applicant shall provide a copy of a signed, notarized reciprocal access agreement for a shared driveway. 3. The reciprocal access agreement shall be reviewed and approved by the City Attorney. 4. Any significant changes to the site plan as presented to the City Council on July 15, 2004 will require further review by the City Council. Minor changes as determined by the Planning Director may be made at staff level. 5. Compliance with all applicant federal, state, county and city regulations or requirements. 6. Any significant changes to the building elevations as presented to the City Council on July 15, 2004 will require further review by the City Council. Minor changes as determined by the Planning Director may be made at staff level. The elevations shall include construction materials and approved colors. 7. A photometric plan shall be submitted to demonstrate that on-site lighting will not create off-site light and glare. 8. Construction plans shall be approved by the Engineering Dept., Building Dept., and Fire Dept. prior to the issuance of a building permit, and no construction activity shall occur until such time. 9. Separate permits shall be obtained for road encroachment, sewer hook-up, water hook-up, grading, retaining walls, building construction, and signage. 10. The landscape plan shall demonstrate the use of drought tolerant materials complimented with a drip system to conserve water use. 11. All required and approved landscaping shall be installed prior to the issuance of a certificate of occupancy and release of utilities. The landscape plan shall show plant size, species, and irrigation materials for City Forester review and approval. Dean Rein, representing the Masons, explained that the Masonic Lodge accepted a bid today for construction of the facility. A three to four month project is anticipated from the start of construction, including the deceleration lane which is being developed by the adjacent student housing project. All other items including the parking lot, curb, gutter, sidewalk, and street improvements are included. St. George City Council Minutes July 15, 2004 Page Ten MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to approve the conditional use permit subject to the recommendations of the Planning Commission. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT: Consider approval of a conditional use permit for a 69/138 KV overhead electrical transmission line to connect the River Road substation on Riverside Drive to the Quail Creek substation located in the Washington Fields near 3000 East Street. Assistant Planner Ray Snyder explained that the Planning Commission originally heard this item in late April, but neighboring property owners opposed a portion of the proposed route. The applicant is now back with a new proposal. There has been no opposition to the new line location, and the Planning Commission recommended approval subject to any conditions the City Council may require. Council Member Bunker questioned why the line could not be underground. Mr. Snyder replied it was because of the cost involved and training and manpower needed for maintenance of a line that large in the ground. Council Member Bunker commented that the poles were unattractive. Mr. Snyder explained that there will be steel poles where the line turns. The line connects two electrical substations. Council Member Whatcott inquired if the City could potentially have the same problem it currently has on Red Cliffs Drive and the poles at some time in the future may need to be moved to accommodate another lane of traffic. Energy Director Phil Solomon replied that the City will make the poles as aesthetically pleasing as possible, but the City?s current policy is that it does not bury lines with a voltage greater than 15 KV. It is not economically feasible to do so and requires a lot more equipment and training of personnel to install this size of voltage underground. Usually only cities with a massive density, such as New York or San Francisco, bury lines with this voltage. The current right-of-way has been expanded as far as possible, unless more right-of-way is taken from adjacent property owners. The poles are being placed according to the new master planned road down Riverside Drive. Mayor McArthur inquired if the poles would be placed behind the sidewalk. Mr. Solomon replied that this was the plan, but things change. The power line is a joint project with Dixie REA to back each other up. Dixie REA will assume responsibility for the line once it crosses the river. Council Member Whatcott commented that it was obvious it was not designed to follow the shortest distance between two points in a straight line. Mr. Solomon replied that a straight line would not work as far as maintenance of the right-of-way. The ultimate master plan includes building the line to 138 KV all the way to the Millcreek Industrial Park with a potential generator located there some day. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to approve the conditional use permit. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. Mr. Solomon advised that construction of this line was contingent upon negotiations with Pacificorp with regard to transmission issues to the north. If there is a snafu, the line will be delayed. He advised the City Council that the City should be okay this summer and most of 2005 with regard to energy, but there was some concern about 2006. All the energy entities in Southern Utah are working on a contingency plan to keep the power on and a lot of progress has been made. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Consider approval of the minutes of the regular City Council meeting held June 17, 2004. St. George City Council Minutes July 15, 2004 Page Eleven MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to approve the minutes as amended. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. Consider approval of the minutes of the City Council work meeting held June 24, 2004. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to approve the minutes as presented. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. ADJOURN TO EXECUTIVE SESSION: MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to adjourn to an executive session to discuss litigation and property purchases. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Bunker - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. RECONVENE: MOTION: A motion to reconvene was made by Council Member Whatcott. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. MISCELLANEOUS DISCUSSIONS: River Road Retaining Walls. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that River Road property owners are complaining about the road being higher than their properties from the REA substation around the corner at Brigham Road. Public Works Director Larry Bulloch explained that $68,000 from the project can be deleted because the engineer designed $150,000 worth of retaining structures to retain the road from falling into the adjacent properties. City staff asked them to review the project, and they now say they can eliminate $68,000 and put privacy walls all the way down the back of the lots, repairing as needed, or tearing down and building new walls, for $41,000 the entire distance. He stated he would issue a change order for this work. City Manager Gary Esplin advised it would be a reduction to the project cost. Tonaquint Drive Golf Course Crossing. City Manager Gary Esplin inquired of the City Council their wishes with regard to the possible closing of the Tonaquint Drive golf course crossing. He suggested that the bridge be closed, but not torn...


City Council Minutes 05/20/2008:
... due to a shortfall in revenues they are requesting a fee increase for the Golf Courses. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that there has been a decrease in the number of rounds that are being played. He said that if they don?t increase the golf fees, the $200,000 difference between revenues and expenses would have to come from another area or source. There was a general discussion about customer service at the various courses and about having different rates for seniors and for residents. Mr. Loo replied that they have a secret shopper program that had been implemented and he would be getting feedback from them. City Manager Gary Esplin stated that he felt the golf rates, with the recommended increases, would be comparable to other courses in the area. There was discussion about the cash cards and looking at ways to reward the golfers who golf more frequently or for people who are property owners in St. George. He stated that they would continue to explore ways to address the concerns about customer service and golf rates. Mr. Loo handed out a concept for the Red Hills Club House. ...


City Council Minutes 09/22/2011:
...ment with Suburban Land Reserve and Property Reserve, Inc. at the Sunbrook Golf Course. Budget and Financial Planning Manager Deanna Brklacich explained approval of this agreement will clean up boundaries and address a golf cart easement at the Sunbrook Golf Course. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised that golf courses don’t always follow correct boundary lines and encroachments have been found at the Sunbrook Golf Course. This agreement is an effort to clean up those boundaries and t...


City Council Minutes 05/06/2010:
... $1700 per ton for a total of $125,800. This seed will be used for all the golf courses, ballfields and cemeteries. Helena is now a local vendor. The price went down 5.3% from last year. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Shakespeare to award the bid to Helena as recommended. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Almquist. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Shakespeare - aye Councilmember Almquist - aye Councilmember Bunker - aye Councilmember Pike - aye Councilmember Nickle - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. CHANGE ORDER: Consider approval of a change order for additional improvements in the paving and lighting project at the Replacement Airport. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised the amount of the change order is $1,906,020. City Manager Gary Esplin explained the correct amount is $1,791,479 for widening of Taxiway B and other improvements as discussed previously. This extra work is still within the overall budget of $160,000,000 for the airport. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Nickle to approve the change order in the amount of $1,791,479. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Almquist. St. George City Council Minutes May 6, 2010 Page Four VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Nickle - aye Councilmember Almquist - aye Councilmember Shakespeare - aye Councilmember Pike - aye Councilmember Bunker - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/PLAT AMENDMENT: Public hearing to consider approval of a plat amendment to adjust the lot lines between Lot 32 of Artesia Terrace Subdivision and Lot 7 of Augustus Point Subdivision and to realign the public utility easements along the new lot lines. Ben Shakespeare, applicant. Councilmember Shakepspeare declared a conflict of interest and left the dais. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson displayed exhibits of the current lot configuration. He explained that the individual lot owners want to adjust the boundaries. At the time of subdivision platting there was not good coordination between the two subdivisions and easements did not correspond with lot lines. The request has been reviewed by staff and the Planning Commission and both recommend approval. Approval is also needed to amend the plats and abandon the easements. New easements will be dedicated as part of the plats. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to approve the plat amendment and realignment of easements. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist - aye Councilmember Bunker - aye Councilmember Pike - aye Councilmember Shakespeare - aye Councilmember Nickle - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. Councilmember Shakespeare returned to the dias. PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider approval of a zone change on a portion of lot from Open Space to R-1-10 located at 1443 W. Fairway Road. Paul Linford, applicant. City Planner Craig Harvey explained the owner would like to change a portion of his property currently zoned Open Space to R-1-10 in order to put a small storage structure on the property. The Open Space zone does not allow this. There are two options - to rezone the entire property, or rezone just enough to allow the applicant to build the structure. The Planning Commission recommended that only the portion of the lot needed for the structure be rezoned. Only 3'10" of the structure will be above street level and the views of neighbors will not be obstructed. Paul Linford, applicant, advised that he spoke with developers in the area and none could recall an instance where a residential lot had two zoning classifications imposed upon it. He stated he felt discriminated against because his lot had dual classifications. He stated he has gone to a great deal of expense to create a sideyard that will beautify the area. There will be no obstructions to neighboring views. The grade has been dropped eight feet below street level and he has no intention of building anything to obstruct views of the golf course or Arizona strip. He stated he wanted to enjoy the same zoning class as his neighbors and is willing to record an addendum to his deed that would restrict the lot from ever being subdivided or building anything over 4' high. St. George City Council Minutes May 6, 2010 Page Five Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that this particular parcel of property was not part of the original Bloomington subdivision. A number of years ago the City was contacted by the Bloomington Country Club who wanted to subdivide properties to generate income. When they were developed they were sold as golf course frontage, even though they did not have frontage. Some lots which were proposed were not approved. A few lots had restrictions with double zoning. There are other lots in the City with dual zoning, such as lots along the river, etc. The Planning Commission thought their recommendation served the applicant’s purpose and keeps intact the integrity of the previous agreement with the Bloomington Country Club and residents when the public hearing was held. Staff supports the Planning Commission’s recommendation. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Nickle to approve the Planning Commission’s recommendation to rezone a portion of the property to allow Mr. Linford to build his building while keeping the remainder in Open Space. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Councilmember Nickle - aye Councilmember Bunker - aye Councilmember Shakespeare - aye Councilmember Pike - aye Councilmember Almquist - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider approval of a zone change for all of Block 30, Plat B, St. George City Survey, from R-1-C to RCC, consisting of approximately 6.2 acres located between 300 South and 400 South and between 400 East and 500 East. James and Karen Nicks, applicants. City Planner Craig Harvey explained this block is the only block in the City zoned R-1-C and is a single family conservation zone. There are, however, quite a number of multi-family homes on the block. Both the RCC and R-1-C zones are medium density residential. The R-1-C zone allows only single family homes on lots of 8,000 sq. ft. or larger. In the RCC zone, duplexes or other multi-family dwellings are designated as conditional uses and must meet certain design standards. The primary purpose of both the R-1-C and RCC zones is to preserve the downtown character of the zones. Neighbors are concerned that if the zone is changed, then more duplexes will be built on the block. There are only four lots in the entire block on which duplexes could be built. Two petitions were circulated, with 57% of the property owners agreeing with the zone change request, 16% against the zone change, and 27% not signing the petition at all. The Planning Commission recommends approval. James Nicks, applicant, explained he purchased the house from a friend and then found out there were a number of problems with the home and it had to be torn down. He is now upside down in the property. The neighborhood will not retain the value of a single family home and he would like to obtain a conditional use permit to build a duplex on the property. He stated he was planning on potentially living in one of the duplexes if he could obtain the financing. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. Connie Stewart commented there are already parking problems on the block caused by multi-family dwellings. She stated she wanted the R-1-C zoning to remain in place. Georgia Barker commented that multi-family dwellings create parking problems. She urged the Mayor and City Council to deny the request. Sharon James read a statement in opposition to the request. Dick Werner expressed opposition to the request because of its possible effect on property taxes. St. George City Council Minutes May 6, 2010 Page Six Sharon James commented that with regard to the second petition, it was never brought around for her signature, and more neighbors would have signed against the zone change if they had been presented with the petition. Mr. Nicks advised that he knocked on every door, but did not get a response every time. He circulated two different petitions and took four turns around the block. There being no further public comment, Mayor McArthur closed the public hearing. Councilmember Shakespeare commented she was involved in the process when the downtown was rezoned. The RCC zone was a compromise with those who wanted to develop and those who wanted to preserve. She inquired why the City would want to open the door to more multi-family homes in this area when it is trying to protect owner occupancy. She stated that rentals can become a health and safety issue for neighborhoods and the R-1-C zone is a protection for this neighborhood and the community as a whole. She stated she was opposed to the zone change request. Councilmember Almquist commented that only four lots on the block meet the requirements for multi-family dwellings and the Nicks’ lot is one of those. Councilmember Bunker commented that in the election process her whole focus was on neighborhoods and retaining their stability and building them into single family walkable neighborhoods, especially in the downtown area. She stated that while the Nicks are good friends, she has to look beyond the emotion and relationship and go with the integrity of the neighborhood. She stated that single family homes are needed to keep the downtown vibrant. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Shakespeare to deny the request. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Councilmember Shakespeare - aye Councilmember Bunker - aye Councilmember Pike - aye Councilmember Almquist - no Councilmember Nickle - no The motion carried. RESOLUTION: Consider approval of a resolution adjusting common boundary lines with Washington City. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained a resolution is needed to declare the City’s intent to adjust boundary lines with Washington City. Both cities will run this process concurrently. The first step is to declare the intention to adjust the boundaries. Once the resolution is adopted there is a 60 day public notice period and public hearings before the ordinance can be adopted. Mayor McArthur explained the property being de-annexed by the City of St. George is on the north end of the runway. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Pike to approve the resolution. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Almquist. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Councilmember Pike - aye Councilmember Almquist - aye Councilmember Shakespeare - aye Councilmember Bunker - aye Councilmember Nickle - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. RESOLUTION: Consider approval of a resolution adopting the City’s preliminary budget for fiscal year 2010-2011. St. George City Council Minutes May 6, 2010 Page Seven City Manager Gary Esplin explained that under State law, the budget officer has to submit to the governing body the proposed preliminary budget at the first meeting in May. The budget is accepted and then the public hearing process begins. The General Fund this year is $40,431,927. Last year the General Fund was $40,902,400. Enterprise funds are around $100,000,000. There is no proposed property tax increase and no changes in any fee structure in the General Fund. There will be discussion with regard to the Energy Services Department and a recommendation from the Water and Power Board. There will also be ongoing reorganization and staffing level reviews which are not reflected in the budget. He complimented Budget and Financial Planning Manager Deanna Brklacich for an incredible job putting the budget together. He commented that the budget would be on-line tomorrow with public hearings held in May and June and final adoption of the budget by the end of June. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bunker to approve the resolution adopting the preliminary budget. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Almquist. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Councilmember Bunker - aye Councilmember Almquist - aye Councilmember Shakespeare - aye Councilmember Nickle - aye Councilmember Pike - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. BEER LICENSE: Consider approval of an off-premise beer license for Walgreens located a 391 W. St. George Blvd. Margarita Kellen, applicant. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that approval is needed for two locations, one on St. George Blvd. and another on Sunset Blvd. The applicant is the same for both locations. The application meets City requirements. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Pike to approve the license for both locations. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Nickle. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Pike - aye Councilmember Nickle - aye Councilmember Almquist - aye Councilmember Bunker - aye Councilmember Shakespeare - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. EXTEND MAJOR COMMERCIAL STREET DESIGNATION/ORDINANCE: Consider extending the “major commercial street” designation on River Road from 300 South to 700 South. Dixie Regional Medical Center, applicant. and Consider approval of an ordinance amending Section 9-13-4(B)(1)(c), St. George City Code, to extend the “Major Commercial Street” designation on River Road from 300 South to 700 South. City Manager Gary Esplin explained there is an addendum to the agenda for approval of an ordinance if the Council decides to extend the major commercial street designation. When the Sign Ordinance was amended it required monument signs rather than pole signs on certain streets that were not designated as major commercial streets. On River Road that major commercial street determination went to 300 South. Councilmember Pike commented that for the record, he works for IHC who is the applicant, but on the advice of the City Attorney, he is going to participate in the discussion and vote as the items do not impact him directly or financially. St. George City Council Minutes May 6, 2010 Page Eight Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that as part of the Sign Code, certain streets have been designated as major commercial streets. When a street has 70% or more frontage zoned commercial, the City Council shall consider designating such street as major commercial. In this case staff looked at the frontage on River Road to 700 South, and 88% of it is zoned commercial. Dixie Regional Medical Center has requested permission to place a 22' tall sign to be located on Medical Center Drive and River Road. Mayor McArthur inquired if a lower, wider sign would not accommodate IHC’s need. Mr. Nicholson replied that the applicant can have a sign up to 15' tall under the current code. Terri Draper, representing Dixie Regional Medical Center, advised that a directional sign is needed as people are having difficulty finding the Sports and Performance Center. The sign also needs to be elevated so it can be better seen. Space will be left on the sign for future development. The primary reason the sign is needed is to provide directions and identify the area. DRMC is conscious of aesthetics but needs to adequately direct people and feels a 22' sign is adequate. It needs to be visible for those not familiar with the campus. Councilmember Pike inquired about a wider sign. Ms. Draper replied a taller sign is more visible. Councilmember Almquist commented that DRMC took a 15' wider sign and made it 22' and narrower. Ms. Draper replied this was to be consistent with other IHC facilities. Councilmember Almquist inquired why the sign was made narrower. Ms. Draper replied there is the option of doing more smaller, directional signs, but IHC’s professional design company would like all signage for facilities to look the same and there is more room for copy on larger signs. IHC would like to place this larger sign so they do not have to replace it when more buildings are built on the campus. The copy on the sign must be large enough to be read by people traveling 40 mph in their vehicles. Councilmember Almquist commented that by deleting the logo at the top of the sign the sign could be reduced to 18' in height. Ms. Draper replied they are working within parameters for corporate guidelines. A vertical sign allows room for additions while providing what is needed today. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that when staff originally received this request, there was concern that the taller sign was not necessary. However, they eventually felt a directional sign was needed as there is confusion at that intersection. This is the main entrance to the hospital. They could also have placed another sign along River Road, so staff feels this sign is a good compromise. Staff supports the request as long as it is agreed to keep the sign on 700 South and River Road to a maximum of 15' in height. Councilmember Almquist said he did not want to set a precedent and what was to prohibit the request to designate River Road down to 900 South as a major commercial street for signage. He stated there is a lot of wasted space on the sign. He stated he felt the logo could be made smaller. City Manager Gary Esplin inquired of Mr. Nicholson if he knew of other properties on River Road from 300 to 700 South that this change might affect. Mr. Nicholson replied that Verizon has inquired about signage and could possibly request a taller sign. Mr. Esplin replied he thought the area where Verizon is located is a PD and the signage plan was already in place. Mr. Nicholson replied that nothing could prevent them from asking for an amended PD. St. George City Council Minutes May 6, 2010 Page Nine Mr. Esplin commented in his opinion River Road is a major commercial street. Councilmember Almquist commented there is not a single pole sign on the main street in Logan yet everyone still finds their way around. City Manager Gary Esplin replied that the City Council should look at the project campus, the acreage, the College building, and two more buildings yet to be built. There is a combination of services and DRMC is looking for a way to direct traffic to the buildings. Mr. Nicholson advised that sign spacing is one monument sign per every 200' of frontage and one pole sign for every 300' of frontage. Councilmember Bunker expressed concern about what other businesses along River Road would be able to do. City Manager Gary Esplin replied that the City would have to give its approval. Councilmember Pike commented that while he prefers monument signs, this request comes as a result of feedback from people who have been confused and don’t know where the buildings are located. He stated he would support the request from a directional standpoint, and in order to do that it has be to big enough and wide enough. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bunker to approve adoption of the ordinance amendment and approve the request for major commercial street designation to 700 South. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Shakespeare. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Councilmember Bunker - aye Councilmember Shakespeare - aye Councilmember Nickle - aye Councilmember Pike - aye Councilmember Almquist - no The motion carried. REQUEST TO PURCHASE CITY PROPERTY: Consider a request to purchase City property at 2350 East 3000 South. John Fleming, applicant. Mayor McArthur announced that this item is not a public hearing. City Manager Gary Esplin explained when the City purchased this entire property it was a farm owned by the Rosenbruchs. The City knew the School would be looking for a site in that area, and as predicted, the City sold some of the property to the School District. Mr. Fleming came to the City when it was in the middle of a master plan amendment process and wanted to develop his property. He is the adjacent property owner. At that time staff and the City Council allowed Mr. Fleming to go forward with his zone change request. The City owns two acres to the west of his property bordering the street, and it also owns the balance of property around the school to the south and west. It purchased 30+ acres and sold 11 to the School District. At that time the City Council allowed the zone change to go forward, but then Mr. Flemings project was turned down and he redid his plans and resubmitted them to staff. He asked staff if he should include the City’s two acres in his project. At that time the City Attorney advised staff that it would be presumptuous of staff to rely on actions of the previous City Council. Staff’s recommendation is to find out how the new City Council feels about declaring this property surplus and selling it to the adjacent property owner. Mr. Fleming has circulated a map showing the parcels of property mentioned. The purpose of this agenda item is to determine if the property is surplus to the City’s needs. Councilmember Bunker inquired what the City would do with the property if it didn’t sell it to Mr. Fleming. Councilmember Pike replied it is a two acre parcel and is across the street from the school. With everything the City has invested in this area, he suggested the City hold onto it and not sell it. St. George City Council Minutes May 6, 2010 Page Ten Councilmember Shakespeare agreed with Councilmember Pike. Councilmember Pike commented that the City owns other land by the school and it should sit on the land and wait and see. Councilmember Shakespeare suggested the two acre parcel could be used as a community garden which would be beneficial to teach the school children how to garden. Councilmember Pike commented that the school might someday need additional parking. John Fleming, applicant, commented that he has spent years and tens of thousands of dollars proposing various developments and came to rely on staff and City Council and management that this is the highest and best use for the property. He stated with or without the City’s piece, he was going to build on his property. He stated he has worked with staff for years on access and now he will have to develop it differently. He stated he was not clear on why the City did not want to sell the property and developing the contiguous property with his makes the most sense. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson advised that the two acre parcel is currently zoned AG-1. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised that the highest and best use for the property is not a factor in deciding whether or not to sell the property. To sell property is in the sole discretion of the City Council and is not based on the highest and best use. Mr. Fleming inquired about what would happen to the development of the property next door and access as discussed with the previous City Council. Mr. Guzman replied that this was still not a factor, and the decision of whether to sell the property or not is not based on adjacent property issues or access. Councilmember Nickle commented he did not like the feeling of this City Council being bound by decisions of previous City Councils, as everything changes. He stated he agreed with Councilmember Pike and it might be beneficial to retain the property. Mr. Fleming commented that this issue has been considered for years by other City Councils and planning staff, and while he is not saying this City Council should be bound by decisions of past City Councils, this project has had a lot of consideration over time. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Pike to deny the request to sell the City property. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Shakespeare. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Pike - aye Councilmember Shakespeare - aye Councilmember Bunker - aye Councilmember Almquist - aye Councilmember Nickle - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. CHANGE ORDER/BETTERMENT AGREEMENT: Consider approval of a change order for Phase 2 of the Southgate Golf Course Remodel/Dixie Drive Interchange Project. Rick Rosenberg advised that as of today two of the greens are completely sodded, and another is 70% sodded. Three fairways have been seeded. City Manager Gary Esplin explained the interchange project is a state project but the City will benefit from the new interchange and new connection for traffic in the City. Mr. Rosenberg is the engineer for the project, paid by the state. The City’s employees have done the design of the golf course remodel and it will be ready for play October 1. The state reco...


City Council Minutes 01/20/2011:
...ay periods. Expenses are being monitored closely. Weather has impacted the golf course fund. The General Fund is basically okay. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Pike to approve the financial statement. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Almquist. VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Bunker called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Pike - aye Councilmember Almquist - aye Mayor Pro Tem Bunker - aye Councilmember Shakespeare - aye Councilmember Nickle - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for two International chassis for the Energy Services Department. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood explained this is a state bid with Rush Truck Center of Salt Lake City for two chassis cabs for the Energy Services Department. They will become two bucket trucks when outfitted. The amount is $171,204. St. George City Council Minutes January 20, 2011 Page Two City Manager Gary Esplin advised this expenditure was approved as part of the budget process. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Shakespeare to award the bid as recommended. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Nickle. VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Bunker called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Pike - aye Councilmember Almquist - aye Mayor Pro Tem Bunker - aye Councilmember Shakespeare - aye Councilmember Nickle - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. APPROVAL OF AGREEMENT: Consider approval of a Project Services Agreement with TIC to perform a Combined Cycle Feasibility Study for the Millcreek Generation Facility. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised the amount of the contract is $34,568. City Manager Gary Esplin explained the Energy Services Department is looking at every possible way to reduce their costs and this is a great example. Exhaust heat from the two gas turbines can possibly be captured to fuel a steam boiler and secondary turbine/generator. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to approve the agreement. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Pike. VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Bunker called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Pike - aye Councilmember Almquist - aye Mayor Pro Tem Bunker - aye Councilmember Shakespeare - aye Councilmember Nickle - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. RESOLUTION: Consider approval of a resolution terminating the Shooting Park interlocal agreement. City Manager Gary Esplin explained the City has received a request from Washington County to terminate the Shooting Park interlocal agreement. Several years ago the interlocal agreement was created so that local communities could help to make the facility work. The County has decided it would like to create a special service district instead to run that operation. The interlocal agreement therefore needs to be terminated. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Pike to approve the resolution. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Shakespeare. VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Bunker called for a roll call vote, as follows: Councilmember Pike - aye Councilmember Almquist - aye Mayor Pro Tem Bunker - aye Councilmember Shakespeare - aye Councilmember Nickle - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. RESOLUTION: Consider approval of a resolution for grant funds for expansion of the Reuse Plant. City Manager Gary Esplin clarified the expansion is at the Wastewater reuse plant, not the reuse plant on Brigham Road. St. George City Council Minutes January 20, 2011 Page Three Conservation Coordinator René Fleming explained the plant will be expanded to 13 million gallons. The facility was designed for full expansion, but there was only funding for the first two bays. If awarded, the grant will cover half the cost of completing the third bay for more reuse water capacity. This will allow the City to use more irrigation quality water. The total project is estimated to cost $1,258,000, and the grant request is for $629,000 from the Bureau of Reclamation. City Manager Gary Esplin explained a resolution is needed to approve matching funds. He advised that right now reuse water is used to water City parks, golf courses, and cemeteries. The reuse line is also being extended to the new airport. Ms. Fleming advised the award date is July 1. The entire project will come before the City Council again as part of the budgeting process next fiscal year. Mr. Esplin advised the reuse line runs from the plant to the Ivins reservoir. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Nickle to approve the resolution. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Shakespeare. VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Bunker called for a roll call vote, as follows: Councilmember Pike - aye Councilmember Almquist - aye Mayor Pro Tem Bunker - aye Councilmember Shakespeare - aye Councilmember Nickle - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. HANGAR AGREEMENT: Consider approval of a private hangar agreement with TBM Aviation. City Manager Gary Esplin explained this is a standard lease offered to all private hangar owners at the airport. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Pike to approve the agreement. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Nickle. VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Bunker called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Pike - aye Councilmember Almquist - aye Mayor Pro Tem Bunker - aye Councilmember Shakespeare - aye Councilmember Nickle - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. LEASE AGREEMENT: Consider approval of a lease agreement with the Dixie Applied Technology Center for the lease of the Tonaquint Retail Center. City Manager Gary Esplin explained it is proposed that economic development funds be used to purchase the Tonaquint Retail Center, and then lease it to the DXATC. DXATC is currently leasing space from Dixie College. Terms of the lease include the payment of $175,000 a year, they will pay the utilities and insurance, with the City having the right to approve any subleases. Staff feels it is a good investment and is a win-win for everyone. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised the initial term of the lease is for six years, with four one-year options for renewal thereafter. He requested that approval be made subject to legal review. City Manager Gary Esplin stated the actual purchase document will be brought to the City Council for approval. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to approve the agreement subject to legal review. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Pike. VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Bunker called for a vote, as follows: St. George City Council Minutes January 20, 2011 Page Four Councilmember Pike - aye Councilmember Almquist - aye Mayor Pro Tem Bunker - aye Councilmember Shakespeare - aye Councilmember Nickle - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. DEED EXCESS PROPERTY: Consider approval to deed excess property from the Southgate Golf Course to UDOT for the Dixie Drive Interchange project. City Manager Gary Esplin recommended deeding property to UDOT for the new roadway and interchange. This area is north of Dixie Drive from the old bridge to the interchange, and is property adjacent to the St. George Ford area and office buildings. In exchange, the City received property for new Southgate golf holes. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Shakespeare to approve deeding the property. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Nickle. VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Bunker called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Pike - aye Councilmember Almquist - aye Mayor Pro Tem Bunker - aye Councilmember Shakespeare - aye Councilmember Nickle - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. SET PUBLIC HEARING: Bob Nicholson advised the Planning Commission, at its meeting held January 11, 2011, recommended that a public hearing be scheduled for February 3 to consider an amendment to the Hidden Valley Fossil Hills PD zone to allow the use of 1.033 acres of Open Space adjacent to Lot 140 of Phase 6 for a private garden, extension of the residential backyard with a swimming pool and golf chipping green. The applicant is Jeff Johansen. MOTION: A motion w...


City Council Minutes 09/18/2003:
.... The motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for leased golf carts. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen presented the bids received: Intermountain Golf - Club Car Carts Electric carts, gross amount $396,798.85 Gas carts, gross amount $ 89,971.05 Gross Total: $486,769.90 Trade-in allowance Net Amount: $408,769.90 Residual: $750.00/cart St. George City Council Minutes September 18, 2003 Page Two Highland Equipment - Yamaha Carts Electric carts, gross amount $409,014.90 Gas carts, gross amount $ 89,183.70 Gross Total: $498,198.60 Trade-in allowance Net Amount: $425,198.60 Residual: $650.00/cart She recommended award of the bid to the low bidder, Intermountain Golf, in the amount of $408,769.90. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the City will be paying the bid amount over five years, with a reduced payment the first year because of the trade-in allowance. A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott and seconded by Council Member Orton to award the bid to the low bidder, Intermountain Golf, in the amount of $408,769.90. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for a used backhoe for the Sunbrook Golf Course. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen presented the bids received: ...


City Council Minutes 09/05/2013:
...wners and neighbors. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid to seal the golf course parking lots. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised the request is to award the bid to Holbrook Asphalt in the amount of $98,641.46 to seal all golf course parking lots. City Manager Gary Esplin stated the amount over the budgeted funds in the golf course will be covered by pavement management funds in the Streets Department. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to approve the golf parking seal in the amount of $98,641.46 to Holbrook Asphalt. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Hughes. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Bunker - aye Councilmember Almquist - aye Councilmember Pike - aye Councilmember Hughes - aye Councilmember Nickle - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for a front end loader for the Water Distribution Division. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised the bid is off the State Contract to purchase a front end loader with Honnen Equipment, a local vendor, in the amount of $130,917.00. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bunker to approve the bid award for the front end loader in the amount of $130,917.00. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Nickle. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Bunker - aye Councilmember Almquist - aye Councilmember Pike - aye Councilmember Hughes - aye Councilmember Nickle - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for four F-250 pickups with utility beds for the Parks Division. St. George City Council Minutes September 5, 2013 Page Three Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised the request is to purchase four pickup trucks. St. George Ford has agreed to match the low bid since they were within 5%. The price for all four trucks is $86,097.96. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to approve the bid to St. George Ford to purchase four F-250 pickup trucks in the amount of $86,097.96. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Hughes. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Bunker - aye Councilmember Almquist - aye Councilmember Pike - aye Councilmember Hughes - aye Councilmember Nickle - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for asphalt maintenance of trails. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised this request is not to exceed $104,000.00. One bid was received from Holbook Asphalt. The cost is comparable to previous years. Mayor McArthur read the additional comments which include: “bid included 2" Asphalt Overlay at $5.60 per linear ft.. High density Mineral Bond (ATWA Specs) at $.154 center per linear ft., Asphalt Patching at $5.50 per linear ft., Crack Sealing at $.36 cents per linear ft. and Striping at $.24 cents per linear ft.” MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Pike to approve the asphalt maintenance bid award to Holbrook Asphalt in an amount not to exceed $104,000.00. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Bunker - aye Councilmember Almquist - aye Councilmember Pike - aye Councilmember Hughes - aye Councilmember Nickle - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. SERVICE CONTRACT: Consider approval of the annual O&M service contract for the Millcreek Facility. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised this is the annual renewal contract with GE International for the operation and maintenance for the Millcreek facility. It is a sole source in the amount not to exceed $400,000.00, to be billed quarterly. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bunker to approve the O&M service contract to GE International in the amount not to exceed $400,000.00. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Nickle. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: St. George City Council Minutes September 5, 2013 Page Four Councilmember Bunker - aye Councilmember Almquist - aye Councilmember Pike - aye Councilmember Hughes - aye Councilmember Nickle - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. AGREEMENT: Consider approval of an agreement with Alpha Engineering to design and manage the Little Valley Road project. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised this request if for an engineering services agreement with Alpha Engineering for the Little Valley Road Project in the amount of $78,491.00. The agreement includes both design engineering and construction management. Also included are surveying and testing which would otherwise be an extra charge. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the agreement in the amount of $78,491.00. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Almquist. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Bunker - aye Councilmember Almquist - aye Councilmember Pike - aye Councilmember Hughes - aye Councilmember Nickle - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. CONTRACT: Consider approval of a contract with Sunrise Engineering for the Indian Hills Drive project. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood stated the request is for a local government agreement with UDOT for preconstruction engineering with Sunrise Engineering. City Manager Gary Esplin advised the City has a match; however the contract is being administered by UDOT because of the funding coming from the MPO. The agreement will include planning, environmental permitting and design of the road and drainage improvements on Indian Hills Drive. The City may reduce the scope of the work for the project during the planning process. Transportation Service Manager Cameron Cutler explained UDOT is paid when they invoice the City. City Manager Gary Esplin stated the goal is to make Indian Hills Drive as safe as it can possibly be as well as a better usable road. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the Indian Hills local agreement with Sunrise Engineering and UDOT in the amount of $329,798.25. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Pike. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: St. George City Council Minutes September 5, 2013 Page Five Councilmember Bunker - aye Councilmember Almquist - aye Councilmember Pike - aye Councilmember Hughes - aye Councilmember Nickle - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PARK FEE WAIVER: Consider a request for fee waiver for the use of Crosby Confluence Park for the Mustache Dash Fun Run. Teri Iverson, applicant. Teri Iverson advised this will be their 7th run and are requesting a waiver for the use of Crosby Confluence Park. All proceeds will benefit the Southern Utah Chapter of Big Brothers/Big Sisters. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Pike to approve the fee waiver for use of Crosby Confluence Park. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Almquist. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Bunker - aye Councilmember Almquist - aye Councilmember Pike - aye Councilmember Hughes - aye Councilmember Nickle - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. STREET CLOSURE: Consider approval of a street closure request for Dixie State University tailgate events. Kalynn Larson, applicant. City Manager Gary Esplin advised for the past several years, the City Council has approved Dixie State University to close 500 South from 600 East to 700 East to hold their tailgate events. Kaylynn Larson stated the tailgate events are free for the community to attend. In addition, they raise awareness for Dixie State University sports programs. City manager Gary Esplin stated there have not been issues in the past. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bunker to approve the road closure on 500 South from 600 East to 700 East according to the schedule. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Almquist. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Bunker - aye Councilmember Almquist - aye Councilmember Pike - aye Councilmember Hughes - aye Councilmember Nickle - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. St. George City Council Minutes September 5, 2013 Page Six SPECIAL EVENT PERMIT FEE WAIVER: Consider approval to use the 4th floor of the Downtown Parking Garage and a special event permit fee waiver for the Dixie High School homecoming dance to be held September 14, 2013. Kayla Spilker, applicant. Kayla Spilker advised they will have approximately 4 police officers and 1-2 members of the school administration. Students will only be allowed to park on the 2nd floor and will use restrooms at Town Square. The students will provide trash cans and clean up after. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the request to use the 4th floor of the Downtown Parking Garage and the special event fee waiver. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Pike. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Bunker - aye Councilmember Almquist - aye Councilmember Pike - aye Councilmember Hughes - aye Councilmember Nickle - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. SPECIAL EVENT PERMIT FEE WAIVER: Consider approval to use the 4th floor of the Downtown Parking Garage and a special event permit fee waiver for the Pine View High School homecoming dance to be held September 28, 2013. Logan Cox, applicant. Logan Cox, Student Body President, advised they would like to use the parking garage from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Student Council Members get in free if they clean up and decorate, therefore clean up will be provided. Security and supervision will be provided by 10 advisors from the school and 2 school resource officers. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to approve the request to use the 4th floor of the Downtown Parking Garage and the special event fee waiver. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Hughes. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Bunker - aye Councilmember Almquist - aye Councilmember Pike - aye Councilmember Hughes - aye Councilmember Nickle - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. USE OF DIXIE SUN BOWL: Consider a request to hold the Festival of Colors at the Dixie Sun Bowl to be held on October 19, 2013. Charu Das & Mark Kemp, applicants. Charu Das advised they would like to hold the Festival of Colors at the Dixie Sun Bowl. In 30 color events in the world. They believe the Sun Bowl is a great place to host this event and will clean up the colors. St. George City Council Minutes September 5, 2013 Page Seven Councilmember Bunker commented the Lions Club will re-seed after the rodeo, therefore, it will be dirt. City Manager Gary Esplin stated that staff felt if it will be used for events it will not be re-seeded until the spring. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bunker to approve the request to use Dixie Sun Bowl. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Hughes. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Bunker - aye Councilmember Almquist - aye Councilmember Pike - aye Councilmember Hughes - aye Councilmember Nickle - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/FINAL PLAT AMENDMENT/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider a final plat amendment for Twin Creeks at Stonebridge Phase 3. Project Manager Todd Jacobsen presented a final plat amendment for Twin Creeks at Stonebridge Phase 3 located at approximately 2045 West 510 North Circle, zoning is PD-R. The purpose of the amendment is to change Note 2 on the final plat to give Lot 21 a 10 foot side yard setback, or the westerly boundary, instead of a 20 foot side yard setback. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. Seeing none, he closed the public hearing. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Nickle to approve the final plat amendment by ordinance. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Hughes. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Councilmember Bunker - aye Councilmember Almquist - aye Councilmember Pike - aye Councilmember Hughes - aye Councilmember Nickle - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/PLAT AMENDMENT/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider a final plat amendment for Riverside Heights Plat “H” Subdivision. Project Manager Todd Jacobsen presented a final plat amendment for Riverside Heights Plat “H” Subdivision located at approximately 2940 East and 110 North, zoning is R-1-6. The purpose of the amendment is to eliminate Lot 126 and its associated public utility easement. City Manager Gary Esplin advised the City Council recently approved the contract. St. George City Council Minutes September 5, 2013 Page Eight Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. Seeing none, he closed the public hearing. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bunker to approve the final plat amendment by ordinance. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Pike. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Councilmember Bunker - aye Councilmember Almquist - aye Councilmember Pike - aye Councilmember Hughes - aye Councilmember Nickle - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/PLAT AMENDMENT/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider a final plat amendment for Jedora Estates Phase 2. Project Manager Todd Jacobsen presented the final plat amendment for Jedora Estates phase 2 located at approximately 2000 East and 2710 South Circle, zoning is R-1-10. The purpose of the amendment is to vacate the drainage easement that exists over the entire lot of Lot 62. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. Seeing none, he closed the public hearing. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to approve the final plat amendment by ordinance. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Nickle. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Councilmember Bunker - aye Councilmember Almquist - aye Councilmember Pike - aye Councilmember Hughes - aye Councilmember Nickle - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/BUDGET AMENDMENT/RESOLUTION: Public hearing to consider amendments to the Fiscal Year 2013-2014 budget. City Manager Gary Esplin advised this is the first budget opening for the year. Proposed adjustments are: 1) To budget for a federal S.L.O.T. grant from the Dept. Of Homeland Security to send detectives to the California Gang Investigator Association Conference; 2) To budget for a new grant from Workforce Services to fund an After-School Program at East Elementary School; 3) To budget for a new grant from the FAA to perform a mandated Wildlife Hazard Assessment study for the new airport. The Federal portion is 90.94% and the City’s match is 9.06%; 4) To carry forward last year’s budget for emergency repairs of the netting at the Southgate Golf - Driving Range due to damage caused by recent high wind storms. The ...


City Council Meeting Minutes Minutes 06/07/2018:
...ng.    Gregg Kemp asked if the City provides utilities to the golf courses without charge.   Administrative Services Director Trevor Coombs replied not all of golf courses are provided services at no charge. The golf courses are only about $10,000 of the total $390,000 amount; the remainder is water for the parks.    Water Services Director Scott Taylor explained all city owned golf courses are on irrigation water which includes treated reuse water.  Golf courses pay for the share assessments they own in irrigation companies...


City Council Minutes 07/20/2006:
... from the agenda. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for 115 electric golf carts for the Sunbrook Golf Course. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised that the cost of the 115 electric golf carts is $265,908.75. Council Member Whatcott stated he didn?t have any paperwork on the purchase and wanted to know if it was put out to bid and who got the bid. Matt Loo, Director of Development Services, stated this is for a new lease agreement and two bids were received. One of the bids was from Yamaha and one from Intermountain Golf which represents Club Car carts. Mr. Loo said that they would like to go with Intermountain because all of the carts the City has presently are Club Cars and because they were the low bidder. Council Member Bunker asked if the $265,000 is already in the current budget. Mr. Loo stated that it is and he said that he actually budgeted for a little more that. He also explained that it will be amortized over 5 years at approximately $74,000 - $75,000 per year. St. George City Council Minutes July 20, 2006 Page Two Council Member Gardner asked how the trade in would work if the City went with a different vendor. Mr. Loo stated that both of the vendor?s bids included a trade in value for the carts. Council Member Gardner asked if the City had ever considered selling the used carts to the public. City Manager Gary Esplin stated that the City has not done that in the past but it was something that he could look into. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to award the bid to Intermountain Golf in the amount of $265,908.75. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Coun...


City Council Minutes 06/18/2009:
...ort will come out of the fund balance. He inquired about the status of the golf courses with regard to maintenance and accessibility to citizens. He stated he became aware the City is now a Class Two city, but he has not seen any reports on this and inquired if the City will be managed differently, if there will be an impact on cost, if more meetings are required, and if the form of government is going to change. Mayor McArthur affirmed that the City is now a Class Two city and the City Council is required to meet only once a month, however the St. George City Council will continue to meet weekly. The City meets all requirements. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that City employees did not receive raises this year and will not receive raises next year. The City went out to bid on insurance and deductibles were changed, but employees still have insurance. The City offers a very good package, if not better than what is offered in the private sector. With regard to the new fire station, there are enough funds in the current budget and if costs come in as anticipated enough impact fees will be accumulated to pay for the new station. Equipment will have to be juggled to make the station operational. The City has applied for a grant to staff the station, but if it is not successful, existing staff will be allocated. It may have to be staffed with certified part-time staff. The City is also applying for stimulus funds for the cost of the fire station. He explained that no increases in water and power fees are projected in this year?s budget. With regard to the fund balance, the State allows the general fund to carry 18% of anticipated revenues in the fund balance. The City of St. George carries 10-12%.The City is keeping sufficient revenue in contingency funds for the airport litigation. With regard to the golf courses, they are slow across the country and are down significantly in revenue. The City?s courses are down 13-15% in revenue this year. The City will try to cut down its debt service to provide operating costs, and no increases are proposed. Staff will look at the current rate structure and have a recommendation for the Council when the season starts. Rounds are up but revenues are down which shows that the City has been giving discounts. Council Member Pike commented that the transfer of the $500,000 from the Economic Development Fund to the Golf Fund is consistent with prior years. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that golf courses provide sales tax and revenue for the motels and restaurants. Once the debt service is paid off the golf courses can begin to pay back the Economic Development Fund. Coun...


City Council Meeting Minutes Minutes 09/07/2017:
... to consider amending The Ledges Planned Development Plan by modifying the golf course, buffer area, approved units, area allocations of units and densities, short term rentals, and elevations for the east side of The Ledges.  Development Solutions, applicant.   Planning & Zoning Manager John Willis presented the request to amend The Ledges Planned Development Plan by modifying the golf course, buffer area, approved units, area allocations of units and densities, short term rentals, and elevations for the east side of The Ledges.  He presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: summary of request; aerial map; general plan map; zoning map; original concept plan; current PD development plan; original and currently approved map of the buffer area; proposed development plan; buffer areas example; short term rental proposal; map of existing and proposed short term rentals; photos of sample elevations; photos of sample landscaping and lighting; and photos of sample signage.  After taking public comment and a lengthy discussion, the Planning Commission recommended approval with the following conditions:   1.    Must comply with short term rental requirements per City ordinance. 2.    The Ledges PD will be limited to 2,358 units. 3.    Development along the west and furthest north boundary be limited to 1.2 units per acres and no less than 50’ setback to the main dwelling. 4.    100’ setback buffer be provided along JEL Ranch Subdivision and the north boundary of Winchester Hills.   St. George City Council Minutes September 7, 2017 Page Eleven   5.    Elevation approvals will be limited to the style provided in the exhibits.  Any buildings or proposed elevations that are not similar to the existing escapes subdivision or clubhouse will require a PD amendment. 6.    Reallocation of units and options for detached and attached units is being considered. 7.    PD-R requires that 30% of the development be open space.  The applicant must satisfy that requirement.   Stacy Young, representative for the applicant, explained the application only amends a portion of the Ledges.  It is one master plan, but has two HOA’s and two developers for the project.  In some respect, this amendment is a reversion to the original master plan adopted in 2004, primarily for the lack of feasibility for an 18-hole golf course.  He noted that this proposal is 400 fewer units than originally planned under the original PD and outlined how the units will be redistributed.  There are no proposed changes to the design standard.  He explained the second golf course is not being proposed any longer and noted they will be in excess of the PD requirements for open space.  They are proposing the buffer to create an open space buffer for the neighborhoods.  He explained how the proposed buffer was drafted.  Additionally, they felt it made more sense to provide lot sizes that are compatible with the area.  He has spoken with a number of the Winchester Hills residents to get their input.   Mayor Pike opened the public hearing.  He noted that the comments should be regarding this specific request.   Attorney Lewis Reece who represents Valderra Development presented a packet to the Council.  He noted this is a very involved project and gave a brief history of the property.  His clients are the only party who have successor and interest rights and assignment as declarant on this project.  He outlined their objections as follows:   1.      Changes are being made to the master plan by parties who were not original applicants. 2.      They were not notified when the first amendment was approved; however, they did receive a vague notice for this second proposal. 3.      They would like to enter into a development agreement with these developers. 4.      His clients were not given enough information to make an informed decision.    He noted that just recently, the City began approving applications for development in the area because there hadn’t been power previously.  Other issues that need to be discussed are reuse water on the golf courses.  They are trying to reach an agreement or be a part of t...


City Council Minutes 04/04/2002:
...d be all right this summer from a drinking water standpoint. However, the golf courses must be watered as they provide economic development for the City. The Santa Clara River has no irrigation water in 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 to move water around the City. He advised he authorized an emergency expenditure of $25,000 for a storm drain to allow the City to overflow the park pond in order to water Southgate. Red Hills has enough water as it is getting water from the Virgin River and will get additional water from the West City Springs. Sunbrook had to build a new well last year but it is not large enough to water 27 holes. Entrada will have one well dedicated to them, plus additional water from the Frei, Moore Business Forms, and Mathis wells. He stated he was pleased with the interdepartmental cooperation, and staff is doing the best it can to accommodate changes. Mayor McArthur inquired of Council Members if they would approve of him writing a letter to religious organizations expressing a dire need for divine intervention and asking them to talk to their congregations about the need for rain. St. George City Council Minutes April 4, 2002 Page Twelve Council Member Gardner commented he thought Entrada would be willing to pay for a water connection from the Tolman wells if they could use the water until the reuse water came on line. The City would need to commit to the amount of reuse water available. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the City has a contract with Entrada for water in exchange for Greg Kemp\'s water right. The City guaranteed them enough water for an 18 hole golf course, and the City has an obligation to provide that water at an irr...


City Council Minutes 08/03/2006:
...t and will hopefully eliminate the big lift station next to the St. George Golf Course. Motion: Council Member Orton made a motion to award the bid to Bowen Collins Associates in the amount of $80,000. Second: Council Member Whatcott seconded the motion. Council Member Whatcott asked if there was going to be a lift station in this line. Water Services Director Barnum commented this project will do away with the lift station at Bloomington Hills. However, as the demand on the collection system grows there will be future lift stations on this line. Vote: All voted aye, motion carried. Consider award of bid for design of landscaping and irrigation around the new Atkinville Interchange. Purchasing Agent Hood recommended Logan Simpson Design be awarded the bid for this project in the amount of $56,949.00 City Manager Esplin commented the funds to pay for this project will come from enhancement dollars the state has allocated to this interchange. Motion: Council Member Whatcott made a motion to award the bid to Logan Simpson Design in the amount of $56,949.00. Second: Council Member Gardner seconded the motion Vote: All voted aye, motion carried. Consider award of bid for additional work on the EIS. Purchasing Agent Hood explained this is an amendment to the consultant agreement for the impact statement in the amount of $673,930 of which the City is obligated to cover five percent or $33,696.50. Motion: Council Member Gardner made a motion to approve additional work and pay five percent of the cost in the amount of $33,696.50. Second: Council Member Orton seconded the motion Vote: All voted aye, motion carried. Consider award of bid for Itron AMR meters. Purchasing Agent Hood explained this is a blanket order with Riter Engineering, a company that is the sole authorized electricity distributed for State of Utah. The bid is for approximately 2,920 meters at a cost of $800,000. The council discussed when meters are purchased, whether all at once or as needed and if the meters are to for new growth or as part of the automated reading (AMR) retrofit project. Energy Services Director Solomon explained a large portion of the order is to finish the retrofit of commercial meters to AMR. All residential meters have been changed to AMR. Some of the meters will be purchased to meet new building needs. Motion: Council Member Bunker made a motion to award the bid for ITRON meters to Riter Engineering in the amount not to exceed $800,000. Second: Council Member Gardner seconded the motion Vote: All voted aye, motion carried. Council Member Gardner indicated the amount sounds like a lot of money, but will be paid for through building permit fees. City Manager Esplin commented that metes purchased for new building will be paid through permit fees, the retrofit for AMR will not. Consider award of bid for fertilizer and chemicals. Purchasing Agent Hood explained this is a blanket order for fertilizer and chemicals to two companies. She recommended the bid be awarded to both vendors with Helena getting about 80% of order and Simplot Partners getting the remainder for a combined cost of about $350,000. Council Member Orton asked if all vendors are in agreement with this proposal. Purchasing Agent Hood indicated both vendors accepted the proposed blanket order; purchases will be made to the lowest bidder for specific products. Motion: Council Member Orton made a motion award the blanket order to both Helena and Simplot Partners with purchases made from the lowest bidder for specified items. Second: Council Member Whatcott seconded the motion There was discussion regarding the total amount of the purchases which is not to exceed $350,000 in the fiscal year. Vote: All voted aye, motion carried. Consider approval of a change order for the airport taxiway A&B project. Purchasing Agent Hood explained the change order is for $112,547.66, the City?s cost is $5,627.38, and the remainder is covered by a federal grant. City Manger Esplin explained the project is complete; the request is after the fact as the new airport manager didn?t understand City policy, although he does now. However the project ran into clay which was a situation outside of the scope of the contract, to complete it more gravel was needed, had it not been done quickly, the runway would have been shut down longer than planned. Motion: Council Member Whatcott made a motion to approve additional cost of $5,627.38. Second: Council Member Orton seconded the motion Vote: All voted aye, motion carried. ORDINANCE Consider approval of an ordinance requiring pesticide business to comply with the annual backflow device inspection requirements and pay an annual inspection fee before receiving or renewing a business license City Manger Esplin indicated this item was tabled as are the associated items under the ordinance and resolution portions of the agenda. RESOLUTIONS Consider approval of a resolution assessing a monthly commercial operating fee for all businesses on airport property. City Manager Esplin explained this resolution is a result of an evaluation of all businesses operating out of the airport. Most commercial operations pay some sort of fee, either a landing fee or lease fee. However, a few businesses are not paying any type of fee and this resolution would allow the City to charge a fee to all commercial businesses operating in City owned space. An unidentified man asked if some are businesses paying fees and some not. Public Works Director Bulloch explained there are fees being charged to all but a few businesses. He explained the Airport Manager felt all commercial operations should be charged something. There was discussion as to how complaints concerning the fee would be handled. An unidentified man asked if this involves people already on lease agreements. City Attorney Guzman answered, yes, if a business leases the property and operates a business a fee would be charged. Public Works Director Bulloch explained SkyWest, FedEx, DHL pay fees for operating at the airport via landing fees. This resolution is an attempt to level the playing field so that all businesses that use the public facility paid with tax money pay a fee for the privilege. Dan Smith, president of US Flight Net, commented his business pays fuel taxes as a contribution to the airport. He asked if this is being done across the board to all business in the City. He also commented that his company paid to improve a ramp that the city owns. City Manger Esplin explained the City is losing money at the airport; the revenue is needed to bring the facility into the black. Mr. Smith replied that businesses at the airport are loosing a lot of money. In the last ten years businesses have been operating in a temporary mode because of the planned new airport. There was discussion regarding whether other businesses operate on City owned property without paying any fees. Hal Hilburn an airport tenet and pilot questioned who will be charged? City Attorney Guzman explained anyone who is required to get a business license would be subject to this fee. There was discussion regarding businesses with existing operating agreements at the airport. The fee of $150 per month was discussed. Public Works Director Bulloch read the list of affected businesses and indicated all have been contacted about the fee. Mike Hanes asked a question with regard to losing money at the airport. He would like to see the numbers indicating that airport is losing money. Mayor McArthur explained the airport financial status is detailed in the budget and can be obtained at the budget public hearings. Mike Hanes discussed plan to bring in a restaurant to a hanger he is not using and was told he could not do that. Mayor MacArthur commented airport restaurants are commonly found in terminals not in the hangers. Motion: Council Member Whatcott made a motion to table the issue until more information justifying fee can be provided. Second: Council Bunker seconded the motion. Council Member Allen arrived at 4:42 pm. Vote: All voted aye, except Council Member Allen who abstained, motion carried. Consider approval of a resolution abandoning a public utility easement in Snowfield Estates. City Manager Esplin explained this easement is not longer necessary, staff recommends approval of the abandonment. Motion: Council Member Gardner made a motion to abandon the public utility easement in Snowfield Estates. Second: Council Member Whatcott seconded the motion Vote: Mayor MacArthur called for a roll call vote as follows: Council Member Gardner, aye Council Member Allen, aye Council Member Bunker, aye Council Member Orton, aye Council Member Whatcott, aye Motion carried Consider approval of a resolution abandoning a public utility and drainage easement adjacent to lots three and four of the Tobler Subdivision. City Manager Esplin explained this has been through JUC and all departments have reviewed the request, staff recommends it be abandoned. Motion: Council Member Gardner made a motion to abandon the public utility and drainage easement adjacent to lots three and four of the Tobler Subdivision. Second: Council Member Whatcott seconded the motion Vote: Mayor MacArthur called for a roll call vote as follows: Council Member Gardner, aye Council Member Allen, aye Council Member Bunker, aye Council Member Orton, aye Council Member Whatcott, aye Motion carried OTHER BUSINESS Mayor McArthur indicated some Boy Scouts were now in attendance, he invited them to come to the podium and introduce themselves. STAFF REPORTS Consider approval of an agreement concerning Downtown Thursday Night events. City Attorney Guzman explained the agreement begins tonight and goes through November 16, 2006. He reviewed the items in the agreement both on the promoters and City?s side. The council discussed the inconvenience of shutting down Main Street due to the work on St. George Boulevard as well as security concerns. City Attorney Guzman explained police officers will patrol the area as part of their regular duties and if available will aid in security issues. He suggested that if the council feels strongly that a plan be in place as to how to handle an emergency, it can be added to the agreement. Council Member Whatcott suggested the promoters should plan for the worst case scenario and asked how it will be handled if there are continual problems. He asked if there anything that requires the promoters to provide security in some manner. City Attorney Guzman suggested adding language to the effect that the City can for the sake of health and safety require the promoters to provide security or the event will be discontinued. Marc Mortensen spoke to the issue of damages due to graffiti etc, the agreement says promoter will pay for repair of any damage at the City?s discretion. There was brief discussion regarding insurance. City Attorney Guzman detailed the amount and types of insurance required. Marc Mortensen confirmed that proof of insurance has been provided. Motion: Council Member Gardner made a motion to approve the agreement concerning Downtown Thursday Night events subject to some changes in the agreement to add security requirements if needed. Second: Council Member Whatcott seconded the motion Vote: All voted aye, motion carried. Consider approval of a land exchange with Primrose Pointe Properties, LLC. City Manager Esplin reviewed the proposed property trade between Primrose Point Properties, LLC and the City. The Primrose Property is 3.59 acres located along Middleton wash adjacent to the new City trail. The City property is 18,056 square feet adjacent to Sunbrook golf course and is surplus to the needs of the golf course. Motion: Council Member Gardner made a motion to approve th...


City Council Minutes 02/05/2015:
...ton Drive near the Driving Range by changing the land use designation from Golf Course and Open Space to Low Density Residential. Bloomington Country Club, applicant. Ray Snyder presented a request for a General Plan Land Use Map amendment for property located at 3100 South on Bloomington Drive. He showed zoning and aerial maps as well as photos of the area. The amendment would create three parcels to be zone low density residential. He read the comments from the Planning Commission report. If approved, the applicant will return with a zone change request. Councilmember Bowcutt explained that access was discussed at the Planning Commission. That will be determined when the developer comes in with a plan; it is not being addressed at this time. Mayor Pike opened the public hearing. Wendy Johnston, resident, stated that she is concerned with how many homes will be built there. She understands that access will be this will be addressed further in the process. The property is on an s-bend on Bloomington Drive. The visibility is in question with regard to driveways that enter onto Bloomington Drive. There are residents who are concerned with what is happening in the neighborhood. St. George City Council Minutes February 5, 2015 Page Four Larry Thaymer, previous president of the Bloomington Country Club, explained that when this project goes further, they will mitigate the issues with regard to parking and access. On the east side, some of the lots on the driving range will have to be walk out basements. Mayor Pike closed the public hearing. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the amendment to the General Plan Land Use Map on approximately 3.996 acres generally located at 3100 South on Bloomington Drive near the driving range by changing the designation from Golf Course and Open Space to Low Density Residential. SECOND: The motion...


City Council Minutes 08/03/2000:
...has been added as an addendum because it will be necessary to overseed the golf courses next week. He asked that Council consider awarding the bid to Scotts Seed, which is a state contract, in the amount of $55,580. Council Members commented that they wanted it known that the golf courses do not use culinary water on the grass. Council Member Gardner made a motion to accept the bid from Scotts Seed for grass seed to overseed the City golf courses and Snow Park Softball Complex in the amount of $55,580. Council Member Whatcott seconded the motion. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and the City Council voted as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Allen - aye The motion passed unanimously. PUBLIC HEARINGS: Amendment to Chapter 21 of the Zoning Ordinance Bob Nicholson asked Council to consider an amendment to Chapter 21 of the Zoning Ordinance to allow more small animals in the A-1 zone with a conditional use permit, and to clarify some inconsistencies in Section 21-6.3, City of St. George, applicant. At present the ordinance allows 30 small animals per acre and no recourse for business owners to request more. Mr. Nicholson felt this would give Council more flexibility in dealing with the public. Also, a conditional use permit can be rescinded at any time for noncompliance. Mayor McArthur declared the public hearing open and asked if anyone had come to speak to this issue. Gary Kuhlmann thanked staff for working with his client, who is the parrot barn owner. He asked that Council consider making this type of operation a permitted use and not a conditional use. He stated that the other restrictions of the ordinance would be self-limiting and that making this a permitted use would allow a property owner to work directly with staff rather than coming before Council. Jonathan Wright commented that these are residential size lots and such businesses will have impacts on other residents. He felt it would be wiser for Council to have conditional use discretion in these cases. Mr. Kuhlmann stated that at one time home occupations were considered conditional use permits. He indicated that as there had never been any problems, the ordinance was changed. He felt this situation was similar to the home occupation ordinance. He also felt that if a business owner had to show Council what their business would be like, they would have to invest the money to build the buildings and stock them with no assurances that a conditional use permit would be granted. Mr. Wright stated that, while we do not want to add an additional burden to either the Council or the business owners, we are talking about raising livestock St. George City Council Minutes August 3, 2000 Page Three in a residential area and if it is made a permitted use, the Council will have no control. Mr. Kuhlmann conceded that he could live with the language, but would like to see it changed. Thomas Hall - He expressed his opinion that this change to the ordinance would not protect the agriculture zone within the City. He felt it would encourage people to build large buildings for their commercial enterprises and destroy the open space. He then read portions of several ordinances and Utah State laws which, to him, proved that no wild animals could be kept by anyone. Mr. Wright reminded him that this is a zoning issue and does not have anything to do with the permits needed to raise certain types of animals. At this time Council is just addressing the numbers of small animals that can be housed in this zone. Council Member Whatcott asked if the number of animals is increased are we creating a commercial activity instead of agricultural. Council Member Gardner joked that while it does not always seem that way, agricultural ventures are meant to be commercial, not just an expensive hobby. Council Member Whatcott acknowledged the joke and changed his question to ask if this change will blur the line between agricultural and commercial zones. Council Member Orton made a motion that Council reject the amendment to Chapter 21 of the Zoning Ordinance allowing more small animals in the A-1 zone with a conditional use permit. Councilman Whatcott seconded. Council Member Gardner expressed his mixed feeling, but also felt that building some flexibility into the ordinance would be helpful in the future. Council Member Allen also expressed such feelings. She said she would like to see Council have the option to either accept or reject an application. Drew Ferwerda - Expressed his opinion that if the ordinance is written to minimize impacts on people, his birds would have less impact than cows or other large animals. Mayor McArthur called for any other comments. Hearing none he declared the public hearing closed and asked the Council Members to vote on the motion before them. The results of a roll call vote was as follows: Council Member Whatcott Aye Council Member Orton Aye Council Member Allen Nay Council Member Gardner Nay Mayor McArthur Nay The motion failed. Council Member Gardner made a motion that Council approve the amendment to Chapter 21 of the Zoning Ordinance allowing more small animals in the A-1 zone with a conditional use permit and to clarify some inconsistencies in Section 21-6.3. Council Member Allen seconded and Mayor McArthur called for questions or discussion. Council Member Whatcott asked for further clarification of the amendment. He was told that the numbers and parameters are set in the ordinance. This St. George City Council Minutes August 3, 2000 Page Four change will only provide a way for someone to ask for additional animals, a request that must be justified. Council Member Whatcott also asked for a definition of small animals. Bob Nicholson read the definition from the ordinance of large animals and indicated all others are small animals. Hearing no further comments or discussion, Mayor McArthur called for the Council to respond to the motion before them in a roll call vote as follows: Council Member Gardner Aye Council Member Allen Aye Council Member Orton Nay Council Member Whatcott Aye The motion passed. Amendment to Sections 6-7 of the Zoning Ordinance Bob Nicholson asked Council to consider an amendment to Chapters 6-7 of the Zoning Ordinance to remove the height limitation of parking lot light standards while still emphasizing that the light sources are to be hooded to prevent off-site illumination. City of St. George, applicant. Mr. Nicholson explained that enforcement of the 16-foot height limitation had been overlooked and consequently many parking lots now have light poles taller than 16 feet, but all are hooded. He told Council that the language of the ordinance is consistent with five of the six cities he surveyed and less restrictive that the sixth city. The Planning Commission has reviewed this ordinance and recommends Council approval. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing and asked if anyone had come to speak to this item. Hearing no requests to speak, he closed the public hearing and asked for questions from the Council. Hearing none, he called for a motion. Council Member Gardner made a motion that Council approve an ordinance amending Section 6-7 of the Zoning Ordinance to remove the height limitation of parking lot light standards while still emphasizing that the light sources are to be hooded to prevent off-site illumination. Council Member Allen seconded and the Mayor called for a roll call vote as follows: Council Member Orton Aye Council Member Whatcott Aye Council Member Gardner Aye Council Member Allen Aye The motion passed unanimously. RESOLUTIONS: Resolution Concerning Golf Course Revenue Bonds Gary Esplin asked that Council consider approval of a resolution of the City Council of the City of St. George, Washington County, Utah (the Issuer), finalizing the term and conditions of the issuance and sale by the Issuer of its Golf Course Revenue Bonds, Series 2000, in the aggregate principal amount of $899,551.80; awarding and confirming the sale of said Series 2000 bonds; authorizing the execution by the Issuer of a second supplemental indenture of trust, and other documents required in connection therewith; authorizing and approving a bond purchase contract; and authorizing the taking of all other actions necessary to the consummation of the transaction contemplated by this resolution; providing a severability clause; repealing resolutions and orders in conflict; providing an effective date; and related matters. St. George City Council Minutes August 3, 2000 Page Five Mayor McArthur called for questions. As this had been discussed extensively in other meetings, there were none. Council Member Whatcott make a motion that Council approve a resolution of the City Council of the City of St. George, Washington County, Utah (the Issuer), finalizing the terms and conditions of the issuance and sale by the Issuer of its Golf Course Revenue Bonds, Series 2000, in the aggregate principal amount o...


City Council Minutes 04/06/2000:
...ion of surplus property and sale of said property adjacent to the Sunbrook Golf Course. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that Wayne Carlson, the developer adjacent to the Sunbrook Golf Course, requests that the City sell him surplus property adjacent to Hole No. 7 on the point at Sunbrook. The property is out of play, and Mr. Carlson would like to use the area to expand his landscaping. Staff supports the request. Mayor McArthur arrived. The price of the property will be $1 per sq. ft. and Mr. Carlson will pay for materials and labor associated with replacement of golf course irrigation components. A motion was made by Councilmember Gardner to approve sale of the surplus property as requested. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Allen, and all voted aye. AGREEMENT WITH UAMPS: Consider approval of a Member Services Project Agreement between the City of St. George and UAMPS regarding cost of service and unbundling analysis survey. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that as deregulation approaches, the City would like to know more about what could happen by surveying the community, as well as obtaining better cost figures. The Water and Power Board recommends approval. A motion was made by Councilmember Isom to approve the agreement as presented. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Gardner, and all voted aye. City Manager Gary Esplin advised the City?s share of the project would total $22,619, with a total project cost of $232,928. St. George City Council Minutes April 6, 2000 Page Five AGREEMENT FOR TELECOMMUNICATION STUDY: Consider approval of an agreement to conduct a study of the telecommunication market. City Manager Gary Esplin advised this item and the one immediately following are related. The City Council previously gave instruction to the Water and Power Department to pursue the feasibility of a telecommunication program in the City. The amount of the agreement with Uptown would be in an amount not to exceed $5,000. The Water and Power Board recommends approval. Councilmember Gardner inquired if it would be possible to the see the list of questions used in the survey. City Manager Gary Esplin replied they would be made available. A motion was made by Councilmember Orton to approve the agreement as recommended by the Water and Power Board. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Whatcott, and all voted aye. AGREEMENT TO REVIEW TELECOMMUNICATION SURVEY DATA: Consider approval of an agreement to review data received from the market research study regarding a telecommunication program. City Manager Gary Esplin advised this agreement with SDS would be to review the data obtained in the survey previously discussed. The cost of the contract would be $7,500. A motion was made by Councilmember Orton to approve the agreement as recommended. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Gardner, and all voted aye. APPOINTMENTS: Consider appointments to various boards and commissions of the City. Mayor McArthur recommended Marc Mortensen be appointed as a member of the CEC. A motion was made by Councilmember Isom to appoint Marc Mortensen to the CEC. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Allen, and all voted aye. Councilmember Whatcott advised the next CEC meeting would be in two weeks as they meet only once a month. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Consider approval of the minutes of the City Council work meeting held March 9, 2000. A motion was made by Councilmember Gardner to approve the minutes as presented. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Isom, and all voted aye. Consider approval of the minutes of the regular City Council meeting held March 16, 2000. A motion was made by Councilmember Gardner to approve the minutes as presented. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Isom, and all voted aye. Consider approval of the minutes of the City Council work meeting held March 23, 2000. St. George City Council Minutes April 6, 2000 Page Six A motion was made by Councilmember Gardner to approve the minutes as presented. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Orton, and all voted aye. SISTER CITY: Mayor McArthur advised as previously discussed, Bacup, England is desirous of forming a sister-city relationship with St. George for cultural exchange. There will be no financial obligation on the City?s part. A motion was made by Councilmember Isom to approve a sister-city relationship with Bacup, England. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Allen, and all voted aye. FENCE AROUND DINOSAUR TRACKS: Councilmember Whatcott inquired on progress to protect the dinosaur tracks on Sheldon Johnson?s property. Public Information Officer Marc Mortensen advised he is in the process of receiving bids for fencing of the area. ART FESTIVAL: Mayor McArthur announced the Arts Festival will be held the weekend of April 21. REPORT ON CIB GRANT: Mayor McArthur reported he just returned from a meeting in Salt Lake City concerning a CIB grant for the remodeling of the Woodward Building. A $150,000 grant was awarded to the City, and a loan in the amount of $350,000 at 2.5% interest for 20 years. PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider a request for a zone change from R-1-10 Single Family Residential 10,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size, and R-1-8 Single Family Residential 8,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size, to R-1-6 Single Family Residential 6,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size on 20.519 acres located on the east side of 2450 East and between 50 South and Riverside Drive. Jeff Chapman, applicant. Associate Planner Jim McGuire advised the Planning Commission recommended approval of the zone change for property located south of the City?s new park. A lot layout has been submitted. The development will be a continuation of the Slick Rock Ridge Subdivision. The General Plan Land Use Map designates the site as medium density residential, and the zone change request conforms to that land use designation. Surrounding zoning is R-1-6 to the west, MH-6 and PD-MH to the east, R-1-8 to the north, and R-1-10 to the south. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, Mayor McArthur closed the public hearing. A motion was made by Councilmember Whatcott to approve the zone change by ordinance. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Allen. A roll call vote was taken and all voted aye. PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider a request for a zone change from OS Open Space to R-1-10 Single Family Residential 10,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size on 9.956 acres located north of Bloomington Country Club No. 7 between Kolob Drive and Los Padres Drive. State School Trust Lands/Don Leavitt, applicant. Associate Planner Jim McGuire advised the applicant is requesting a zone change to accommodate development as this site was not included in the original Bloomington master plan. If the zone change is approved, the St. George City Council Minutes April 6, 2000 Page Seven applicant plans to develop a subdivision with a loop road that will connect the dead-end streets of Kolob Drive and Los Padres Drive. The site is located in the Bloomington Ridge section of the Hillside Development Overlay Zone and is near a rock fall danger area identified on one of the geologic hazard maps. The Hillside Review Board felt it was feasible to develop a subdivision at that location. They recommended approval on a 4-0 vote with the understanding that the applicant has resolved rock fall hazards, drainage, and conveyance of land to adjoining property owners to the south, and that when the plat is submitted, it will be presented to the Board for review. The General Plan designates the site as Open Space, but it is adjacent to a low density residential designation. Since the land use map is not boundary specific, a general plan amendment is not required. Surrounding zoning is OS to the north, east and west, and R-1-10 to the south. The main issue is the nature of the request and the extent of the request in relation to the hillside. An alternative to the applicant?s request is R-1-10 zoning for the southern half or 2/3 of the site, and open space for the hillside area with slopes above 25%. This would allow for a row of lots adjacent to the existing homes with a road on the outside or northern edge. A new road will greatly assist in solving existing drainage problems because storm water could be contained within the street. The alternative will also help protect the aesthetic value of the hillside. The Planning Commission recommended approval. There has been opposition to the request from neighboring property owners. A field trip to the site was taken by the City Council last week. Staff recommends approval of a single loaded street. Mayor McArthur advised he would like to hear more about the drainage plan. Mr. McGuire advised the applicant?s engineer represented drainage could be handled by the new street, as well as help existing drainage problems in the area. Councilmember Allen commented that during the Planning Commission field trip she walked the site and studied it extensively. Don Leavitt, representing School and Institutional Trust Lands, applicant, advised he has been sensitive to the issues, and feels the proposed plan corrects existing drainage issues in the area. Rock fall concerns have been reviewed extensively by geologists, and five rocks will be dealt with before development. Councilmember Allen commented there are several areas in Bloomington where homes have been built adjacent to a rock hillside that look worse than what the applicant is proposing. Councilmember Gardner commented there was a misunderstanding about why the property was not developed at the time Bloomington was developed. The property was owned then by the BLM, and Terracor did not have control of or access to the property. Councilmember Orton commented it was obvious the intent was to continue development in that area as the road comes to an abrupt stop. Mr. Leavitt advised the property in question was acquired from an indemnification list as part of an exchange, and was never in private ownership. Councilmember Orton inquired about liability issues. City Attorney Jonathan Wright advised that with the evidence presented, the City has the discretion to make a zone change or plat approval decision and would be immune from liability under the Utah Governmental Immunity Act. A note on the plat about the rock fall area may be appropriate, however. St. George City Council Minutes April 6, 2000 Page Eight Councilmember Gardner commented that while open space and hillsides are to be appreciated, at the same time the property owner should have the opportunity to proceed with development of its property. Councilmember Whatcott advised a letter he received indicated that Lou Brown from the State promised homeowners they would be given the first option to purchase land all the way back to the rocks. Mr. Leavitt responded he did not know anything about that, but at this time it is not being entertained. He advised there are many encroachments onto the property that will have to be solved and dealt with on an owner-by-owner basis. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. John Berger, a geologist who served on the Hillside Review Board for four years, advised that any other similar geologic situation would have been deemed inadvisable to permit. He stated he could demonstrate the rocks have been there only a short time (1000 years or less), and rock fall is an ongoing process. He advised the lack of lichen on the rocks would also indicate the rocks have been there only a short time. He advised the Colorado Plateau area in general is subject to considerable erosion, and the shape of the rocks indicate they have not been there long. He stated it was his opinion and experience it would be hazardous to put homes between the rocks and cliff faces. Councilmember Gardner inquired if removal of five rocks which pose a danger, as proposed by the State Trust Lands, would pacify him. Mr. Berger replied this would not pacify him as the rocks had already fallen, and he was looking to the future. Councilmember Gardner inquired if he were suggesting the entire area not be developed, or just right to and underneath the cliffs. Mr. Berger suggested no building take place north of the proposed loop road. Councilmember Orton inquired if this area were the most dangerous in Bloomington for rock fall. Mr. Berger replied there were other areas in Bloomington more dangerous. Mr. McGuire pointed out those lots were approved when Bloomington was part of the County. Lloyd Paulson, a civil engineer, advised he has been working on hillside development since 1951 in Los Angeles, has been handling emergency disasters in L.A. for over 20 years, and knows the hazards and dangers related to rock fall and landslides. He advised he was aware of several cases in California where a public agency was held liable for damages as a result of a landslide because of negligence in permitting construction to occur. City Attorney Jonathan Wright advised that may be the case in California, but Utah has a governmental immunity statute. He asked Mr. Paulson if he was aware of any cases in Utah. He advised he would be happy to review any Utah cases Mr. Paulson could produce. Mr. Paulson advised the property in question was available to Terracor at the time of development as a neighbor had contacted the BLM and made arrangements to purchase 5-7 acres from them. He advised the state St. George City Council Minutes April 6, 2000 Page Nine geologist was instrumental in seeing the property was not developed as it is not safe for development, and there is a geologic report which designates these lots as not acceptable for part of a subdivision. He recommended that development be permitted to occur, but nothing north of the loop road. He stated he believed construction of the street would remove the drainage hazard in the area. Lance Pinnell advised his major area of study was environmental sciences, and he has done major impact reports for the city of Los Angeles. He has also seen the results of rock fall and flooding. He had a conversation with an attorney who advised if the City approved the zone change in the face of expert testimony that a dangerous condition exists, there is every possibility the case could be decided against the City. His recommendation was that development be kept south of the road. There being no further public comment, Mayor McArthur closed the public hearing. Councilmember Whatcott advised he required some assurance that what has been said will happen with regard to drainage, and how the City would review the work to assure it will take care of the problem. Associate Planner Jim McGuire advised City engineers think the drainage problems can be mitigated by construction of the road as they do not want any potential maintenance problems. He expressed concern that because the zone change request is not for a PD, conditions cannot be imposed to restrict development only on the south side of the road. He suggested the boundary of the zone change be brought down away from the 25% slopes. Public Works Director Larry Bulloch commented the question is what level of risk the City is willing to take. The reasonableness of the project must be addressed, and if certain rocks pose obvious hazards, they should be removed or stabilized, but a certain amount of risk cannot be totally eliminated. City Manager Gary Esplin stated there are existing rock fall and drainage problems. Drainage problems cannot be addressed unless the City takes on the responsibility, and until development occurs, the City cannot tell the developer to solve the drainage problems. The Bloomington subdivision was inherited along with all its problems, and this project at least gives the City an opportunity to zone the property for development. Actual development plans have not been presented yet, and until they have been reviewed and approved by the JUC, and stamped by a licensed engineer of the developer, the City would only then know the scope of existing problems and could make sure they were addressed. Curtis Dyke of Bush and Gudgell advised he is the civil engineer for the project. He was asked to review the property as it pertains to drainage and walked the area extensively. He advised if the drainage water were channelized, it would create a bigger problem. Rather, the water should be cut off by the road to protect the existing homes. He stated the proposed development will solve drainage issues pertaining to existing homes, and property owners have been pleased to know someone is trying to solve the drainage problems. He advised if homes were allowed to be built on the north side of the road, space should be left between them to allow the drainage to come through to the road. Don Leavitt requested the entire area be included in the zone change, with final determination to be worked out after that has been done. City Attorney Jonathan Wright advised that assuming the City Council were to zone those areas that may have potential problems as R-1-10, which is St. George City Council Minutes April 6, 2000 Page Ten now open space, and the property is sold to a new developer on the basis it is zoned R-1-10, those issues then could not be resolved to City satisfaction and the City would have a lawsuit involving a denial to develop zoned land. Mr. Leavitt replied there would be several declarations on the plat dealing with this area and any developer would know the developable area. Mayor McArthur suggested the areas above a 25% slope be removed from the zone change request. Mr. Leavitt replied the area of marketable space is of value to the Trust, even though it cannot be built upon, and deletion of the slope area from the zone change would affect the ability to maintain values. City Attorney Jonathan Wright advised if the applicant is representing it is not going to build on slopes greater than 25%, those slopes do not need to be zoned R-1-10. Councilmember Gardner asked if the slope areas were zoned R-1-10, could a stipulation be attached that it could not be built upon. City Manager Gary Esplin advised if the property were zoned R-1-10, the owner would have use of it as R-1-10 property, regardless of who that owner was. Open space designation would affect the lot setbacks as it could not be included in the lot for setbacks. The ordinance allows development of slopes up to 40%. An unidentified man in the audience advised that two peninsulas identified on the map were actually channels, not hillsides, and could be filled in and used as R-1-10. City Manager Gary Esplin advised an open space zoning designation would not prohibit the developer from filling in wash areas. The wash areas could be filled in as long as this was acceptable to City Engineers. City Attorney Jonathan Wright advised there were many uses for open space property, such as for a park or golf course. Councilmember Gardner suggested the yellow area on the map be designated as open space, but the ravines could be included in the zone change as R-1-10. Mr. Leavitt stated it would be possible to do a conceptual map indicating everything coming in as R-1-10, then the drainage issue and northeast corner could be dealt with later. City Attorney Jonathan Wright again stated that once property is zoned R-1-10, the City could not prevent someone from using it as R-1-10. Mr. Leavitt advised he did not want complications as the drainage issue on the northeast side was dealt with. City Attorney Jonathan Wright advised drainage issues do not change with the zone and must be taken care of regardless of the zone. He suggested the zone change request might be premature until more of a concept was had to make a viable R-1-10 zone. Mr. Leavitt stated his request was fair. City Attorney Jonathan Wright commented that Mr. Leavitt was not showing the area as lots, yet wanted R-1-10 zoning. St. George City Council Minutes April 6, 2000 Page Eleven Mr. Leavitt stated if the City wanted to move the lot lines to match the yellow area on the map, that would be fine. Councilmember Gardner commented the inversions or washes should be included in the R-1-10 zoning and allowed to be filled in. He made a motion to grant the zone change for the green and blue areas of the map, and for the yellow areas that are washes or drainage areas. City Attorney Jonathan Wright asked that the area of the motion be identified on the map. Councilmember Whatcott commented if the applicant would work with staff, some of the yellow areas may turn into blue if the ravines are filled in, and open space could be useable as R-1-10. He seconded by the motion made by Councilmember Gardner. Councilmember Orton asked the motion include a stipulation that the approval be subject to City staff?s approval of the new lines on the map. City Attorney Jonathan Wright advised exact legal descriptions would be needed. Councilmember Gardner commented the extended lot lines could go clear to the top of the hill and be sold as open space or part of the lot, but the open space area could not be built on. Councilmember Orton inquired if City staff were comfortable with the motion. Staff replied they were. A roll call vote was taken and all voted aye. Mayor McArthur called for a five minute break. PUBLIC HEARING/AMEND PD BY ORDINANCE Public hearing to consider a proposed amendment to the PD zone at McArthur?s Landing on the southwest corner of River Road and Riverside Drive. Rich Lewis, applicant. Associate Planner Jim McGuire advised action was needed to finalize the layout of the development on the east side of the Post Office. The building elevations and allowed uses are to remain as previously approved. The proposed amendment also utilizes the landscape transfer previously approved. The layout shows the existing bank, a fast food restaurant pad with drive-through service, and three retail buildings. There will be no residential units. The required number of parking spaces is shown on the private property, and the applicant is hoping to develop extra parking on the small piece of City property next to River Road. The development will stand on its own in meeting parking requirements. The site has been designed to connect the east side of the PD with the west side by way of a drive and parking area behind the Post Office. The building on the south end of the development will be two stories with underground parking, for a total or three levels. The other buildings on the east side will be single story. The long building on the west side of the restaurant pad will screen the parking and delivery area of the Post Office. A ten foot trail easement is being shown along the south side of the development. The Planning Commission recommended approval. Mayor McArthur inquired if the trail easement had been signed. City Manager Gary Esplin advised it was critical to resolve all issues on the exchange of land and trail easement tonight. The issues of terrain and location of the bridge are complicated, but consensus has been had. St. George City Council Minutes April 6, 2000 Page Twelve Rich Lewis advised the elevations are similar to that of the bank and Post Office. The trail alignment is being worked on, and he is asking for 18' of City property along River Road for a parking area. This has been agreed to conceptually. City Manager Gary Esplin advised staff recommends giving the applicant 18' of property in exchange for landscaping the balance of City property. The applicant also agrees to knock down the hill and flatten the trail in exchange for his right to use the excavated material. Mr. Lewis advised in order to keep the elevations from not being too steep, the top of the hillside must be excavated. Slopes must also be dealt with. As far as landscaping, he agreed with Deputy City Attorney Ron Read on the landscaping plan. Watering will be his responsibility. City Manager Gary Esplin advised Mr. Lewis will deed to the City the balance of the property which is located on the south side of the trail as well as provide an easement. Timing is of the essence because of the grant for the Riverside Drive Trail. This is the last piece of property needed in order to secure the grant. Mr. Lewis advised the trade would consist of a partial trade and partial gift, and because he is giving a lot more than he is getting, he wants some advantage. The agreement is the City would have 30 days to decide what they wanted to do with the excavated materials. After moving the excavated material from the site, it would then be the City?s responsibility to move it again, store it, etc. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, Mayor McArthur closed the public hearing. A motion was made by Councilmember Gardner to approve amendment to the McArthur?s Landing PD zone as requested subject to the trade of properties and signing of the easement for a trail. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Isom. Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, and all voted aye. PUBLIC HEARING/AMEND ZONING ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider an amendment to the Zoning Ordinance by adding a new chapter, Chapter 23-B, City of St. George Replacement Airport Overlay Zone for the proposed new airport to be located east of Little Valley at the old CAA runway. City of St. George, applicant Public Works Director Larry Bulloch displayed a map of compatible land uses around the airport. The Planning Commission recommended approval with modification to change the overlay zone to reflect only portions within the City of St. George. It was also suggested that a conditional use provision be added for hotels, motels, convention center, and accessory uses. Leucadia requested clarification in the section addressing guidelines and policies which would be used to implement the ordinance. It was rewritten to indicate the developer would do the impact assessment on the influence area to assure compliance with the intent of the ordinance. Leucadia also asked for the second runway to be shortened to 5000', and this adjustment was made. Leucadia also asked that the City cooperate in seeking UDOT?s approval for additional access and off-ramps into the South Block area, and the City cooperate in earmarking water rights for the South Block. Mayor McArthur commented that many other uses could be added to the flight path area, such as for an aircraft museum or other historical facilities. St. George City Council Minutes April 6, 2000 Page Thirteen He suggested instead of prohibiting many uses, they be made conditional uses. Councilmember Isom suggested all the prohibited uses be made conditional uses. City Attorney Jonathan Wright advised the problem with a conditional use is that it is not discretionary. The use has to be allowed unless there is some reason it is not appropriate. Mr. Bulloch advised all non-airport related uses could be prohibited. City Attorney Jonathan Wright clarified non-airport related uses would be prohibited in the flight pattern area only, not the entire overlay zone. Councilmember Whatcott inquired what would happen if Leucadia built a golf course and wanted to sell it to the City, but the City could not buy it because a public golf course is prohibited in the overlay zone. Mr. Bulloch replied fede...


City Council Minutes 10/15/2015:
...o consider the following: 1) a general plan amendment from OS (Open Space/Golf Course) to LDR (Low Density Residential), MDR (Medium Density Residential), and HDR (High Density Residential) on approximately 22.33 acres located near the Bloomington Golf Course and Country Club; 2) a zone change amendment for a proposed sit...


City Council Minutes 05/03/2001:
...l Members that the Lion’s Club had requested a waiver of fees for a golf tournament to be held at the Red Hills Golf Course on May 24 to benefit charity. He said that this is for a great cause, but historically the City has not waived fees at the golf courses. He also said that given the circumstances with regard to golf revenues, he did not feel it would be a good idea. He suggested that the City could possibly waive the fees for an after-dark game. Council Member Whatcott made a motion thanking the Lion’s for their generosity to the community, but denying the green fee wavier for a golf tournament to be held at the Red Hills Golf Course on May 24, unless they would like to play after dark. Council...


City Council Minutes 03/06/2008:
...thern Parkway also bisects the property. The applicants propose an 18 hole golf course along the Ft. Pierce Wash, a portion of which is on City property. They have done a traffic impact study. Recently the City and UDOT requested their northern interchange be moved 1300 feet to the south for better spacing between interchanges, and this has affected some of their zoning districts. The applicants and staff have been working on this for a year and have worked through floodplain issues, road layout, and trails. All traffic crossings will require bridges through the Ft. Pierce Wash. Proposed schools and churches will have to be accessed off side streets and not from major arterial roads. There is a trail network. Staff feels the applicant has done a good job in staying out of the floodplain. There is no disturbance within the ten year floodplain, and within the 100 year floodplain there will be a golf course. The proposed resort hotel is a concept only at this time and will require a height variance. It will have to be brought back at a later date for consideration. A portion of the 100 year floodplain encroaches onto proposed commercial property, but not residential. An alternate use for the 38 acre portion of golf course could be industrial, but that will require the applicants to come back for an amendment to their application. For now it is assumed the acreage shown as golf course will be golf course. When the City Council approved the density bonus overlay area, this property was removed based on the applicant?s commitment to follow the same intent. They verbally stated they would provide neighborhood parks as part of the subdivision process, and will include this in the development agreement. They will provide parks in all residential areas St. George City Council Minutes March 6, 2008 Page Six by providing the land and improving the park. There are 6,317 dwelling units in the project. He then presented a power point presentation including an overview, issues, slope map, land use map, land use plan, walking distances, open space and trails, and circulation. Council Member Bunker inquired if there were any blue clay in the area, and if all drainage drained into the Ft. Pierce Wash. Mr. Nicholson replied that all drainage does drain into the Ft. Pierce Wash, and soil testing will be required before subdivision plats are presented to the City council. Curt Gordon, representing Desert Canyons Development, advised they have done a thorough analysis of the soils and there are some clay soils. Appropriate engineering methods will be used to deal with them. The circulation plan had to be changed slightly due to moving the interchange. This has also affected the loop road system. No increase in density is being asked for. He stated they would have a draft of the development agreement to the City next week. Council Member Almquist asked if there were a preferred direction for landing at the new airport. Mr. Gordon replied that departure would take place over their western boundary, with a golf course planned underneath this area. Mayor McArthur opened the pub...


City Council Minutes 04/19/2012:
...nimus impact finding is appropriate for Bluff Street Park, Dixie Red Hills Golf Course, and the Bluff Street trail as they relate to the widening of Bluff Street. St. George City Council Minutes April 19, 2012 Page Nine City Manager Gary Esplin explained the letter states that the Bluff Street widening project will not have a significant impact on the park, golf course or trail. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Nickl...


City Council Minutes 08/02/2012:
...get and Financial Planning Manager Deanna Brklacich advised the event is a golf ball drop. Alton Wade, applicant, explained he would like permission to use the Sunbowl on August 25 from 8:00 or 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. for the fundraiser. The Children of Hope Academy is a non-profit school located behind Dixie State College. There are 25 Down Syndrome, autistic and other children enrolled in the school; most are young adults. He advised that no one receives any pay and everyone is a volunteer. Volunteers work one on one with the students on a daily basis. Most of the volunteers are from the College, or Institute or community. He advised that his wife is the Director of the school. They have to raise $16,000 every year to support the students. Most of the students have been through the school system but still can’t read or do math. The students are evaluated every six months. Mayor McArthur advised that the City Council has the authority to waive any associated fees. Mr. Wade explained that the golf balls are dropped from a helicopter. 50 prizes have been donated for t...


City Council Minutes 02/12/2015:
...revenues go to them as well. Councilmember Hughes inquired about moving golf into the General Fund. How does the City keep track of what the gap is there? City Manager Gary Esplin explained that staff is monitoring that. The trends are good. There is a gap; however, actual revenues are up. There are thirteen golf courses in the County. Essentially, there is significant competition between the courses June through October, which is a challenge. He commented that City golf courses are in better condition than they have ever been. Administrative Services Manager Deanna Brklacich presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: Administrative Services Department Organizational Chart; Fiscal Year 2014 Percentage for Each Payment Method; Utility Payment Method – Volume and Type Over 5 Years; Utility Payment – Trend by Method of Payment Over 5 Years; Utility E-bills – First 18 Months; Other Stats; and Department Goals. Mayor Pike commented that some of the boards he sits on have discussed investment strategy; most money has to be invested with the State. He asked if the City has had similar discussion. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that there have been discussions on this issue previously. Staff will be looking into other investment tools that other cities are exploring. There is approximately $85 million that are not operating dollars. Staff has always been very conservative. Ms. Brklacich explained that the State Money Management Act is a law the City has to follow. Human Resources Director Judith Mayfield presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: Human Resources Department; Opportunities; Compensation Program; Determining Job Position Range; HRIS; Employee Classification; Performance Appraisal Program – December 1, 2002 through November 30, 2009; Performance Appraisal Program – December 1, 2009 to current; Training & Development – 2014; and HR Policies & Procedures. City Attorney Shawn Guzman presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: Legal Services 2014; Legal Services – Organization Chart; and Diana Hamblin Paralegal/Legal Services Secretary. Diana Hamblin introduced herself and spoke about what she does for the department. City Attorney Shawn Guzman continued with his PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: 2014 Numbers; Number of Criminal Cases Filed By The City in 2014; Number of Cases Handled By The Washington County Justice Court in 2014; Justice Court – Total Caseload Comps; Number of Cases Exceeding Target Dates; Court Dates; Robert Cosson Chief Prosecuting Attorney 7 Years; Cassandra Warren Office Manager/Legal Secretary; and Legal Secretaries. St. George City Council Minutes February 12, 2015 Page Three Cassandra Warren introduced herself and spoke about what she does for the department. City Attorney Shawn Guzman continued with his PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: Claims 2014; Number of Claims in 2014; Liability Claims 2010 – 2014; 80 – Number of Worker’s Compensation Claims in 2014; Worker’s Compensation Claims 2011-2014; Annette Johnson Claims Manager; and Duties. Annette Johnson introduced herself and spoke about what she does for the department. City Attorney Shawn Guzman continued with his PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: Civil Matters; Paula Houston Deputy City Attorney; Victoria Hales Assistant City Attorney; and Departments. Victoria Hales introduced herself and spoke about what she does for the department. Paula Houston introduced herself and spoke about what she does for the department. City Attorney Shawn Guzman continued with his PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: City Attorney Departments; Challenges; 11+1 Number of Incredible, Dedicated Staff in Legal Services; and Wish List. Economic and Housing Development Director Matt Loo presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: Economic & Housing Development; Top 25 Cleanest U. S. Cities for Year-round Particle Pollution; Business Licensing; Golf Division; SwitchPoint; Friends of SwitchPoint; Updates For First 4 Months; and It’s About the 65%. Councilmember Randall asked Mr. Loo if the police substation at SwitchPoint is setup and if it helps. Mr. Loo explained that it is open and helps greatly. Sergeant Cowan is stationed there full time. Councilmember Hughes asked what SwitchPoint’s relationship is with the Dixie Care & Share. Mr. Loo explained that the Dixie Care & Share has moved into a different business model. They will call it Welcome Homes; it will be a transitional housing model. He is involved with their committee and meets with them monthly. Support Services Manager Marc Mortensen presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: Support Services; Fleet Services; Fleet Facts; Vehicles in Fleet & Fleet Value (Current Cash Value); Fuel Costs; Work Orders/Repair Costs; Biggest Challenges; Technology Services; Work Orders; Ticket Allocations; 2014-2015 Accomplishments; Cityworks; SGCityAppInternal; Upcoming Projects; Facility Services; 2014-2015 Accomplishments; Roof Repairs; Upcoming Projects; and Public Information. Mayor Pike called for a 15 minute recess. St. George City Council Minutes February 12, 2015 Page Four Water Services Director Scott Taylor presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: City of St. George Water Services Department February 2015; 2014 Water Services Department Summary; 2014 Water Services Department Projects; Stone Cliffs Water Tank Project; Lagoon Sewer Lift Station Replacement & Clay Sewer Pipe Repair; Mainline Break Repair; Concerns and Challenges; Aging Infrastructure; Nutrient Removal: Wastewater Treatment Plant; Wastewater Challenges: Nutrient Removal; Arsenic Treatment: Water Source; Gunlock Well Field Arsenic Removal; and Capital Improvement Projects 2015 – 2025. Councilmember Hughes asked what kind of a plan staff has for aging pipeline. Mr. Taylor explained that staff will be doing an in-depth study for the next ten years. Cityworks has been a great tool. With Cityworks, staff can pin point where a break occurred and produce an asset management plan. He stated that the downtown section needs to be replaced. Infrastructure is looked at each year; however, there may need to be better planning for the future. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that in the past, the Water Department has been operated on a thin margin. The City is now building reserve funds and getting to the point to where more money can be put into infrastructure. Councilmember Almquist asked how many millions of gallons of reclaimed water are used a day. Mr. Taylor stated that the plant can produce approximately 7.5 million gallons a day. He explained that the biggest problem is that inflow to the plant fluctuates throughout the day. Councilmember Randall asked how water levels are going to be this summer. Mr. Taylor stated that culinary drinking water will be fine; however, farmers will suffer. There was a call on the water rights last year. Any water rights after 1897 were not allowed to be used. Every year, everyone’s allotment is established. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that City parks and golf courses use reuse water from the Virgin River. There may be a problem with this water source in the Bloomington Hills/St. George Golf area. Mr. Taylor explained that during the summer, residents as...


City Council Minutes 12/06/2007:
...maximum of 2400 housing units. The new revised plan shows a second 18 hole golf course, the fire station site has been moved, park locations have been changed, housing density will remain the same (approved up to 2450 dwelling units), and minor changes to the road layout have been made. There are public streets on the east side of U-18 and private streets on the west side, with the exception of the frontage road. 76% of the area will be in some form of open space, golf course, or natural area. The other change proposed is a resort/spa location on the west side of U-18 northwest of the JEL subdivision. The Planning Commission recommends approval subject to public access being provided to the natural area. The applicants have agreed to provide the public access, as well as to Snow Canyon State Park. They are also providing additional storm water detention. Hans Kuhni, representing the Ledges, advised that a very high end five star hotel component with a world class spa is planned. The hotel will be a major service provider in the hotel industry. Noble Keck, a resident of Winchester Hills, expressed concern with water run-off from the Ledges, the height of the cluster homes in relation to his property and lighting. He stated he moved here from Ohio in September and his realtor told him the Ledges property adjacent to his home was supposed to be one unit per acre. He expressed concern with loss of his view, dust during construction, and water. He stated he did not know how high the proposed road by his home would be nor the distance between the road and his lot. He suggested that the lots should not be clear-cut until they or sold or a home is ready to be built. He stated he would like to review the elevations of the proposed dwellings to see how they will affect his view. He asked that consideration be given to use of low pressure high sodium lighting to maintain the night sky. He suggested that the golf course not plant so much grass and leave some areas natural. Natalie Montoya, a resident of Winchester Hills, stated the Ledges had done a nice job so far. She agreed with Mr. Keck that not so much grass should be planted and grass is certainly not needed in the roundabouts. She expressed concern with the location of the hotel and spa and traffic created by the hotel and spa. She expressed concern that her view of Snow Canyon would be blocked by the hotel and spa. Lance Allred, a property owner in the area east of where the spa will be located expressed frustration with the City as he called and asked if the Ledges plan would be available to review prior to the meeting and was told no. He stated the large commercial area is a significant change to the PD and merits discussion. He stated he would like to know in great detail what the plans are for the area. St. George City Council Minutes December 6, 2007 Page Seven Jerry Harris, a resident of Diamond Valley, advised he moved there to get away from the city and businesses and to live in a nice, quiet area. He expressed concern with the proposed business area and what precedent would be set for expansion. Caryn Magnesen, a resident of Winchester Hills, advised she lives behind tee four and hears a lot of angry golfers. Over the summer she had many golf balls in her yard. She stated it was her understanding a wall was supposed to be put up between the two communities. She stated there was an issue with water pressure and it was her understanding the Ledges tank was supposed to be kept at a certain level. Last month Winchester Hills water board members were kept busy trying to keep Winchester Hills water level up. Also, there is consistent watering going on at the golf course, even during freezing weather. She stated she has issues with w...


City Council Minutes 03/05/2015:
...were four young people in their backyard and climbed over the fence to the golf course. If they are not playing golf, St. George City Council Minutes March 5, 2015 Page Two they ...


City Council Minutes 05/04/2006:
... on 22.82 acres located at 700 South and Dixie Drive (the old Green Valley Golf Course). Rob Reid, agent. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that the applicant plans to drain and fill the existing ponds. The primary reason for the zone change is to keep development off the slopes. The request is consistent with the general plan, up to four units per acre, and the Planning Commission recommends approval. There is still an issue, however, with the Highlands and potential litigation that does not affect the zone change but will have to be resolved before preliminary plat approval. Council Member Whatcott commented that construction appeared to be staying out of the 30% slope area which justifies the request for a zone change. Council Member Bunker inquired who was responsible for possible failure of a home due to expansive soils. Mr. Nicholson replied that a soils report note is included on the subdivision plat, and as each building permit comes in there has to be a soils report for each lot. The City relies on geotech firms to provide the expertise on how a homeowner has to build. Council Member Orton inquired as to preventive measures taken for public streets. Mr. Nicholson replied that the City requires bad soil to be removed, over-excavated, or addressed. Rob Reid explained that the applicant is in compliance with the Hillside Ordinance and has stayed off steeper slopes. He has tried to cluster the units, but there are some things in the ordinance that will not allow him to do this. Mayor Pro Tem Whatcott opened the public hearing. Gordon Paxman, a resident adjacent to the golf course, inquired about the ponds and drainage. Mr. Reid replied that there is an addendum to the geotech report to address the issue of ground water. Drains will be installed in the streets which will tie into the storm drainage system in Dixie Drive and eventually drain into the Santa Clara River. Mr. Paxman commented that the ponds continue to fill each year. Council Member Orton advised that the developer will be responsible for that. Mr. Paxman inquired about the existing easement between his home and the golf course. Mr. Nicholson replied that this would have to be addressed...


City Council Minutes 01/10/2008:
...d. APPROVAL OF LEASE: Consider approval of a lease with Intermountain Golf Cars for 162 electric golf carts for the Red Hills, Southgate, and St. George Golf Club golf courses. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood recommended approval of a lease with Intermountain Golf Cars in the amount of $566,457.30. Development Services Director M...


City Council Minutes 11/04/2004:
...nother chain gate that connects the club house which is wide enough to let golf carts through. There will be similar open access through the chained emergency exit which contributes to the connectivity of Sun River. Council Member Whatcott commented that he would like to know from the Fire Department and the Police Department if the access as planned is acceptable. Mayor McArthur commented the gate would stop the Police Department from being able to drive through to patrol the area. Fire Chief Stoker indicated the fire code requires a minimum of a 20 foot access. He explained each gated community provides a code to their gate, the code changes St. George City Council Minutes November 4, 2004 Page Six periodically. He indicated the Department is evaluating the use of a radio frequency that would allow dispatch to open the gates. Also under consideration are transmitters for vehicles but that is costly and installation of the equipment would require excavating the area in front of the gate. Mayor McArthur asked about the possibility of using a standard key. Fire Chief Stoker explained the Department has looked at that option, but the problem is that each police car, ambulance, fire truck would have to have a key. With a radio transmitter dispatch would be able to open the gates for all emergency vehicles. The other issue with access is there is one way in and one way out. He commented there have been problems in other gated communities, in an emergency the roads get clogged pretty fast. Police Chief Stratton commented the gated communities do cause confusion because of codes being changed; or not provided which causes a delay. Also gated communities do reduce the amount of patrolling. He also has concern about limited access in emergency situations. Council Member Orton expressed concern regarding the limited supply of parking. City Manager Esplin commented that he thinks there are parking restrictions within the PD that are enforced. The council discussed issues surrounding gated communities and problems with emergency access, in the event of evacuation or other types of emergencies. City Manager Esplin suggested approving the preliminary plat and finalizing the details when final plat comes through. MOTION: Council Member Orton made a motion to approve the preliminary plat as is, but that the gated community and access situation will be reviewed further when the final plat comes through for approval. SECOND: Council Member Allen seconded the motion. Mayor McArthur commented the council has approved and denied some gated communities. There needs to be some certainty on this issue before it comes to final plat. VOTE: All voted aye, motion carried Associate Planner Bradley commented that construction drawings and final plats are being approved at the same time, when staff doesn?t have specific direction there is difficulty making those kinds of decisions. City Manager Esplin commented that when Sun River was approved there was discussion regarding how many units could be built without a second access. Road capacity was part of the issue of second access to the entire development. Mr. McCall explained that he has reviewed the original traffic study and didn?t find any limitation on units by access. The only limitation he found was a limit of 200 units before a water line is constructed that crosses the freeway. City Manager Esplin commented he recalls a discussion and will find it in the minutes. Council Member Orton suggested the council needs to look at this issue before annexing any more property. St. George City Council Minutes November 4, 2004 Page Seven LOT SPLIT Ray Snyder indicated the applicant is requesting approval for a lot split that has an existing single family home and a duplex. There is an existing car port that would have to be removed. Council Member Allen asked if the access agreement has been reviewed. City Attorney Guzman indicated it is in the process of review at this time. MOTION: Council Member Orton made a motion to approve the lot split with conditions set by the Planning Commission and staff. SECOND: Council Member Allen seconded the motion. VOTE: All voted aye, motion carried Ray Snyder indicated a lot split is requested at 1990 East and Riverside Drive. The applicant wants put a car wash on one lot and possibly a car lot on the other parcel at some unknown future date. The property is in a flood plane. He explained staff is concerned about developing land in the flood plane, as well as splitting the property leaving one lot vacant. He indicated the City Attorney has recommended a development agreement be made. City Manager Esplin asked if the property is zoned C3. Ray Snyder indicated it is. City Manager Esplin stated the uses of the property are governed by zoning ordinance; a lot split doesn?t have anything to do with type of business allowed. The concern regarding the use in a flood plane should have been addressed at the time of zoning. Ray Snyder indicated the general plan has it designated as open space. Council Member Allen commented she thinks before the road was put in the Planning Commission changed the zone. The group discussed the issue of the zone; development at the time the road was constructed and the Special Improvement District (SID) was completed. Council Member Whatcott commented if the split is approved, parcel two will front Riverside Drive and 1990 East. It will be almost un-developable. He asked if the request for the lot split is to avoid improvements on the frontage of both roads. An unnamed man responded that the reason for the split is financial. If it isn?t developed in four years it will be donated to the City. He commented that he can?t afford improvements to the entire lot at this time. Council Member Whatcott expressed concern regarding the four year wait because the road will get more heavily used and then the City will have to put in improvements at its own expense. An unnamed man commented that if lot split isn?t approved he will have to shut down the whole project. Council Member Allen commented that she thought the time limit was two years. Ray Snyder commented the applicant shall be granted two years to complete improvements. St. George City Council Minutes November 4, 2004 Page Eight Mayor McArthur asked if there is currently left turn in that intersection or is it planned for a left hand turn lane unto River Road. Ray Snyder indicated there is no left hand turn lane at this time. Council Member Whatcott asked if the City can take the property in two years if something isn?t done. City Manager Esplin commented a delayed improvement won?t mean anything if the applicant is no longer the owner. The council briefly discussed delayed improvement agreements. City Attorney Guzman pointed out that most delayed improvement agreements haven?t been done on such prominent corner. Council Member Orton asked if the council can deny the lot split, but allow the delay in improvements. City Attorney Guzman indicated he isn?t sure if it?s prudent to put improvements in now, this is the first time he?s had a chance to look at this situation. City Manager Esplin summarized that there are a lot of issues to resolve with a limited amount of information. He asked if this item can be tabled for a couple of weeks. An unnamed man commented that development can start without lot split approval. He asked if a compromise can be made that if it isn?t developed in two years he will make a park out of the second lot. Council Member Whatcott commented the only way to make the council comfortable is for the applicant to bond for the improvements. City Manager Esplin asked how is the City benefited by approving the lot split but not requiring the applicant to take responsibility for the other corner. Council Member Allen asked about the possibility of an asphalt improvement with curb and gutter installed later. Mayor McArthur commented the applicant has two options, to wait a couple of weeks or accept the decision of a vote at this time. An unnamed man commented he would like to wait and asked what the council would like to see done in the time being. Council Member Whatcott suggested the applicant put up a bond, which is cheaper than doing the improvements. MOTION: Council Member Whatcott made a motion to table the item. SECOND: Council Member Orton seconded the motion. VOTE: All voted aye, motion carried Consider approval of a conditional use permit for a detached garage with a height up to 16 feet located at 2525 East 2150 south Circle Ray Snyder explained that recently two other properties made application which was approved for similar projects. The Planning Commission has recommended approval. St. George City Council Minutes November 4, 2004 Page Nine MOTION: Council Member Allen made a motion to approve the conditional use permit as recommended by the Planning Commission. SECOND: Council Member Orton seconded the motion. VOTE: All voted aye, motion carried PUBLIC HEARINGS: Public hearing to consider a zone change from A-1 Agricultural to R-1-10 Single Family Residential on 5.01 acres located at 2160 East 2450 South. Associate Planner Bradley indicated the property is located east of El Dorado Subdivision. It is consistent with general plan, the Planning Commission recommends approval. Mayor McArthur asked when the SID was done was the fee paid based on density or paid as assessed. An unnamed man indicated the property was assessed. Mayor McArthur declared public hearing open. Natalie Larsen commented that those lots should at least stay half acre lots and have an animal allowed to create a buffer zone between residential zone with no animal allowed and the zoning that allows large animals. The group discussed the area that has been designated as rural residential. Natalie Larsen commented that it should stay as agricultural property. The group discussed the SID and zoning, the master plan which specifies one unit per acre in this zone. The group discussed the grandfathering in with animal rights and problems with neighborhoods. Council Member Whatcott asked if Ms. Larsen?s question is if R-1-10 is a buffer between the one acre properties. Natalie Larsen commented some of the neighbors are getting a petition going that won?t allow animals in the zone. Council Member Allen commented that realtors and developers are informed that animals are allowed so that they can pass that information onto prospective buyers. Unfortunately those that move in then want the people who were there first to change. Laurie Burton asked if there can there be a compromise to half acre lots with no animal rights. The council discussed the width of the property depth which is about 130 feet. Associate Planner Bradley commented 2160 East will be a cul-de-sac. The council discussed approving a lesser zone than R-1-10. An unnamed person commented that if the council approves zoning with animals, there is no place to ride the animals. It will be unfeasible for him to put in the entire road required for big lots. St. George City Council Minutes November 4, 2004 Page Ten Council Member Orton asked if he could live with R-1-12 zone. An unnamed person commented animals won?t fit in an R-1-12 zone. City Manager Esplin commented that there is a real opportunity for a transition. He thinks allowing R-1-10 adjacent to larger lots isn?t good planning and suggested at least approving an R-1-12 zone as a buffer. The council discussed the pros and cons of approving R-1-12 zoning. The council discussed the length and depth of the property. Mayor McArthur closed the public hearing. Council Whatcott commented that he thinks there needs to be a buffer. City Manager Esplin asked what the length of the parcel is. An unnamed person said it was around 1,000 feet. City Manager Esplin commented with R-1-12 zone, one lot would be lost. Mayor McArthur commented that any question that comes before the council tonight has to have unanimous vote for approval. He indicated it can be delayed until a meeting with a full council. An unnamed person commented that he should probably wait. MOTION: Council Member Orton made a motion to continue the public hearing for two weeks. SECOND: Council Member Whatcott seconded the motion. VOTE: All voted aye, motion carried Public hearing to consider a zone change from R-1-10 Single Family Residential to Planned Development Commercial on 4.13 acres and amending the adjacent PD Commercial zone at 1600 South Dixie Drive Associate Planner Bradley indicated there are three buildings on the lot and another in progress. The Planning Commission recommends approval with two staff comments regarding lighting and exterior building materials. Kent Garrett clarified that on Dixie Drive as it turns into Plantation Drive there are three owners and an agreement has been reached to create a right turn lane. That is the reason for the change in the amount of acreage. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. Mayor McArthur closed the public hearing. MOTION: Council Member Orton made a motion to approve the by ordinance with the stipulations of staff a zone change from R-1-10 Single Family Residential to Planned Development Commercial on 4.13 acres and amending the adjacent PD Commercial zone at 1600 South Dixie Drive. SECOND: Council Member Allen seconded the motion. St. George City Council Minutes November 4, 2004 Page Eleven VOTE: Council Member Allen, aye Council Member Orton, aye Council Member Whatcott, aye Public hearing to consider a zone change from Mining and Grazing to Planned Development Residential on 1,093 acres located along both sides of SR18 sound of Winchester Hills Associate Planner Bradley indicated the development will be on both sides of the freeway, golf course construction is being done now as it is an approved use under the current zone. He noted some concerns expressed by public such as traffic on SR18 and water use. Council Member Allen commented regarding the frontage road that will run along side the highway. Associate Planner Bradley indicated the developer is creating a frontage road that runs parallel to SR 18 with off ramps. Randy Deschamp commented regarding the buffer zone between the development and Winchester Hills. Winchester Hills residents will be able to access the round abouts. Council Member Orton asked how far south the development goes. Randy Deschamp indicated to the north of the JR Ranches. Council Member Allen asked Mr. Deschamp to discuss the water issue. Randy Deschamp indicated the entire project has water from two existing culinary wells and a water tank. An third well will be drilled by the City. Prior to reuse water to coming to the project the wells will provide water for the golf course. Council Member Orton asked where will phases 1, 2 and 3 will be located. Randy Deschamps provided some written information to Council Member Orton. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. Melvin Walla a Winchester Hills resident expressed concern is with the increased traffic on SR 18. City Manager Esplin commented that he thinks the State is working on changing the road. Randy Deschamps commented a passing lane on up to mile marker 8 will be built. Public Works Director Bulloch indicated City staff is working on a study with UDOT from the entrance of Snow Canyon State Park to entrance to I15 off of Bluff Street. John Sout, a Winchester Hills resident expressed concern regarding connectivity with his complex, he doesn?t think there is a necessity to tie it the Winchester Hills area to the Ledges development because it will only add more traffic to Winchester Hills. He also expressed concern regarding water and if the added draw on the aquifer will it adversely affect Winchester Hills wells. City Manager Esplin explained the City has water rights in those wells, he indicated there is an agreement that the City will provide water in to Winchester Hills if needed. Mayor McArthur commented that there is a working agreement with respect to water and the access to the streets between the two developments that will benefit Winchester Hills. St. George City Council Minutes November 4, 2004 Page Twelve Mr. Sout asked if the homes on the rise will be one story or two story homes. Randy Deschamps commented that in general everything on the west side of SR18 will be single story, on the east side the developer has retained the option to build two story homes. Curt Gordon who works for SITLA expressed support for the project. Robert Reilly, a Winchester Hills resident asked how far north the development goes on the west side of the road. Randy Deschamps commented it ends about five or six houses up from the end of Winchester Hills. Del Bracken, a Winchester Hills resident asked if sewer lines will be extended up to Winchester Hills. City Manager Esplin explained the City owns the sewer system and has contracts with other cities to provide sewer service. Sidney Bracken a Winchester Hills resident in the process of building a home asked if he can be hooked into the sewer system. City Manager Esplin explained the City can choose to allow areas outside the City to hook into the sewer system if it is not a detriment of the City. Allowing single laterals to hook into the system creates major problems. If an entire area wants apply for sewer services the City will evaluate the request. Mayor McArthur indicated the City will not create an SID unless over 65% of the people to approve it. City Manager Esplin explained in making a decision to allow connection to the sewer system the City will evaluate the amount of loss in capacity the system, the costs that will be allocated the applicants and if the lines have been sized to take that area on eventually. Mayor McArthur closed the public hearing. MOTION: Council Member Whatcott made a motion to approve a zone change from Mining and Grazing to Planned Development Residential on 1,093 acres located along both sides of SR18 sound of Winchester Hills SECOND: Council Member Allen seconded the motion. VOTE: All voted aye, motion carried Public hearing to consider amendments to the Road Master plan with minor modifications throughout the City and significant changes to the South Block Ledges areas. Public Works Director Bulloch indicated the Road Master plan has gone through the Planning Commission and has been reviewed by adjacent cities. Mayor McArthur reiterated the importance of the roads, some of the roads may change slightly, but the roads are needed and declared the public hearing open. Jonathan Wright, Attorney representing Desert Rand Investments; distributed information on his clients plat. He indicated his client has submitted a preliminary plat for approval; the Engineering staff doesn?t want to approve the plat until a determination has been made specifying where the road will be located. He asked for clarification so the plat St. George City Council Minutes November 4, 2004 Page Thirteen doesn?t get held up. He reviewed the issues concerning proposed roads and how they affect his client?s property. Gilbert Jennings expressed support for the concept of master road planning; however he expressed concern regarding Mr. Wright?s presentation. He commented that has spent a lot of money and time planning project in Fort Pierce Industrial Park. The master plan shows a road that doesn?t have much relation to the terrain. He would like staff to review the topography of the area and look for a logical place for the road to be located. Mayor McArthur explained the plan indicates the general location of roads. City Manager Esplin commented that at some point between the southern corridors there has to be access to the I 15 freeway to take the traffic flow from the Fort Pierce Industrial Park. Public Works Director Bulloch indicated staff has taken extra effort to review the road discussed by Mr. Jennings. The intent is not to conflict with the Industrial Park, the topography or development of the trust lands. Jeanette Rawlings commented regarding the location of the roads in relation to the irrigation ditches are and expressed a preference that the roads go through the middle of her property rather than through the irrigation ditches. Kirk Gordon with SITLA commented that he does not object to the concept of the road but is concerned about its location. City Manager Esplin commented the location of the roads can be discussed with property owners, but the road locations may not be totally advantageous to SITLA. Staff has to consider more than one piece of developable property. Jonathan Wright commented that in his client?s situation because the road location isn?t specified, his development is being held up at the staff level. He would like some direction on whether the plan is being adopted or not so that the preliminary plat can go through and details worked out further down the line. City Attorney Guzman commented that looking at the topographical map it looks like there is more than a 40% out cropping, he questioned if master plan showing a road in a place that is a violation of the hillside ordinance is appropriate. Don Rawlings commented that he would like the road placed so that the sewer can be put in the road. City Manager Esplin commented that possibly the council could take action on adopting the plan but will make future study before road locations are finalized. He indicated he doesn?t understand why a preliminary plat can?t be brought in for consideration for approval if there is some flexibility in the final location of the road. Mayor McArthur asked if the council can adopt the master plan with specific direction to staff to make some agreements with those that have expressed concern. City Attorney Guzman asked with regard to the plat that is ready to come forward, would the applicant change the plat in any way if the road is going to be moved. Jonathan Wright replied no, when it comes in for approval the council will make the determination if appropriate plans for the road have been made. Gilbert Jennings expressed concern about the staff working with concept versus detail of master plan. St. George City Council Minutes November 4, 2004 Page Fourteen Council Member Whatcott commented that sometimes when a person is working on a development they can get myopic in their vision and not consider the big picture. He commented that it is difficult to understand Mr. Jennings challenging the staff. Gilbert Jennings commented that sometimes it?s really difficult when staff is not together in this concept. Mr. Rawlings asked what difference it makes as long as the traffic is getting through. City Manger Esplin commented that it?s very difficult to look only at one piece of property when the entire city and other adjacent city?s master road plan have to be taken into account. The group discussed the location of the roads with relation to the City, property owners and other cities? master plans. MOTION: Council Member Whatcott made a motion to approve the amended road master plan, recognizing there will need to be some flexibility involved. SECOND: Council Member Allen seconded the motion. VOTE: Council Member Allen, aye Council Member Orton, aye Council Member Whatcott, aye STAFF REPORTS Planning Commission meeting continued: HILLSIDE DEVELOPMENT PERMITS: Associate Planner Bradley explained the request for a hillside development permit for a proposed multi family apartment development. The proposal is to use some of the material that is lower than the 15% area. The north east portion will be left undisturbed; the south portion will be disturbed. Staff questions if allowing the open space area to be disturbed will set precedence. The Planning Commission recommended approval with three stipulations. Mayor McArthur commented that that land doesn?t re-vegetate very well. Kurt Gordon with SITLA presented a photo simulation of what it will look like when the area is excavated and developed. He asked for permission to go into the open space to create a slope that is not as obnoxious as a steep cut. Council Member Whatcott indicated he would like to see the site before making a decision. He?s not sure if the multiple family development fits with the original design, which is open space and equestrian-residential. Kurt Gordon indicated he will bring in a revised plan that will eliminate the equestrian area and just having open space. Council Member Orton asked if both the Planning Commission and Hillside Review Board conducted a site visit. Council Member Allen commented only the Hillside Review Board made a site visit. The council discussed conducting a site visit and decided to continue the issue until after a site visit has been completed. St. George City Council Minutes November 4, 2004 Page Fifteen Associate Planner Bradley explained the request for a hillside development permit for a proposed single family development in the Sun River development. Staff has concern regarding the location of some of the units in relation to the areas where golfers drive. The Hillside Review Board recommended approval subject to a...


City Council Minutes 12/21/2006:
...Consider award of bid for the demo and remodel of Southgate and St. George Golf Club restrooms. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood explained that only one bid was received from Enterprise Construction, a local vendor, in the amount of $38,694.70. She explained that the bid was within what was anticipated, but the vendor said the amount could go up to $40,000. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that it is difficult to get a firm estimate on demolition and remodeling. Development Services Manager Matt Loo explained that $25,000 has been budgeted for each restroom so the bid falls within the budget. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to award the bid to Enterprise Construction. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for a new 2008 dump truck for the Streets Department. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood recommended award of the bid through the state contract with Lake City International, a local vendor, in the amount of $96,218.56. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to award the bid to Lake City International in the amount of $96,218.56. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Gardner. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. ADD TO AGREEMENT: Consider approval to add $150,000 to the O&M agreement with General Electric for replacement parts and additional work. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood explained that staff would like to add $150,000 to the O&M agreement with General Electric for replacement parts. Energy Services Director Phil Solomon explained that in March the City Council approved a five year operation and maintenance contract with G.E. for $400,000 a year. This includes labor but no replacement parts. No spare parts were ordered because staff did not know until after the first season which parts would be needed. The requested amount of $150,000 will not be repetitive each year. Parts will be replaced as needed, but will not stocked due to their cost. One fuel nozzle is $50,000. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that this facility has saved the City substantially over the last year by not having to go out on the market to purchase power, but it is costing a lot to get the plant up and running. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to approve adding $150,000 to the O&M agreement with G.E. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Gardner. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for the third tier of the parking lot at the St. George Golf Club. St. George City Council Minutes December 21, 2006 Page Three Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised that six bids were received. She recommended award of the bid to the low bidder, Precision Excavating, in the amount of $52,800. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to award the bid to the low bidder, Precision Excavating, in the amount of $52,800. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for demolition and grading of City property located between 1740 North and 1800 North Dixie Downs Road. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised that ten bids were received. She recommended award of the bid to the low bidder, Precision Excavating, in the amount of $33,750. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that the bid will be reduced because it included full dump charges. A change order will be done after obtaining special dump fees from the Solid Waste District. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to award the bid to Precision Excavating. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. RESOLUTION: Consider approval of a resolution accepting the annexation petition for the Burgess 100 Acre Annexation. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that Mr. Burgess is once again petitioning the City for annexation. He recommended acceptance of the petition which begins the annexation process and waiver of the annexation fee. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the resolution. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Bunker - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. BEER LICENSE: Consider approval of an on-premise beer license and local consent for a restaurant liquor license for the Q4U restaurant located at 1812 West Sunset #4. Ronald Grant Devey, applicant. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that the application has been reviewed by staff who recommend approval. Mr. Devey, applicant, advised that the restaurant is not yet open, but he hoped it would be open around the first of the year. The food is authentic southern BBQ. The original restaurant is in Salt Lake City. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to approve the beer license and local consent. St. George City Council Minutes December 21, 2006 Page Four SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. BEER LICENSE: Consider approval of an on-premise beer license and local consent for a restaurant liquor license for The Steak and Seafood Company restaurant located at 435 North 1680 East. John I. Clayton, applicant. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the application has been reviewed by staff who recommend approval. John Clayton, applicant, advised that he plans on opening in late January. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the beer license and local consent. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. Mr. Clayton explained that his restaurant is located in the East Ridge Plaza in the space formerly occupied by Curell?s restaurant. PUBLIC HEARINGS: Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held December 12, 2006, scheduled a public hearing before the City Council for January 18, 2007 at 5:00 p.m. to consider a zone change from R-1-10 to PD Commercial on 3.34 acres located on the northwest corner of Dixie Drive and Indian Hills Drive adjacent to the Heritage Village Subdivision. The Planning Commission recommends denial, but the applicant wants to be heard by the City Council. FINAL PLATS: Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held December 12, 2006, recommends approval of the following final plats: Twin Creeks Phase 2 Amended, Bella Tuscana at Mesa Palms, Stonebrook Phase 2, Mulberry Point Townhomes, Joshuas at Southgate Phase 3, Creekside Homes 2nd Amendment, Mission Place Commercial Center, Hidden Valley Estates, Hidden Valley Villas, and Hidden Valley Casitas. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to approve the plats and authorize the Mayor to sign them. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT: Consider approval of a conditional use permit to construct a church at 700 South on 3000 East in an A-20 zone. Planner Ray Snyder explained that the property is located at the outskirts of the City. He displayed a site plan. The Planning Commission recommends approval subject to traffic requirements for access and circulation. The driveway was redesigned to make sure it is an adequate distance from the intersection. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the conditional use permit. Mr. Snyder advised that the applicant will give 15 feet to the City for a trail. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member allen. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote and all voted aye. The motion carried. St. George City Council Minutes December 21, 2006 Page Five CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT: Consider approval of a conditional use permit to construct an office building at 400 North Bluff Street with a height exceeding 35 feet. Ellsworth Paulson Construction, applicant. Planner Ray Snyder explained that this is the second time the City Council has seen this item. The height of the building has not changed, but the steeple has been lowered. The Hillside Review Board recommended approval subject to (1) Items 1 through 4 of the geotechnical report, the understanding that rock fall will be mitigated as Section A-A is designed, will be located at the base of slope, building setback if closer than 25 feet will require deep pier construction, install trees on each end of the parking structure, mitigate the cut of road, and the face of the road is not to exceed a 15% slope. 113 parking spaces are required. The Planning Commission had concerns that the building will be out of character with the area. The Planning Commission recommended approval subject to the following conditions: (1) a new site plan will be prepared to relocate the building to the back of the lot, relocation of the parking lot to the east (front), add landscaping to the east and the TIS shall be completed to the satisfaction of the City Traffic Engineer; (2) the building is approved with an average roof midpoint height of 40', a maximum roof peak of 51', and a decorative clock tower steeple with a maximum peak height of 84'; (3) parking shall be demonstrated to meet the zoning ordinance requirements during the site plan review by staff; (4) a site plan review application along with four sets of plans shall be submitted to the Engineering Department for standard plan check review; (5) the applicant shall comply with the Hillside Review Board conditions; and (6) the covered parking spaces against the slope shall be installed and serve as a protection against falling rock. Council Member Orton inquired if the applicant had fly-bys. Mr. Snyder replied that the applicant did not as the City was not requiring them one year ago. However, the Planning Commission consistently asks for them now. The last time the applicant was before the Planning Commission was in November, 2005. He advised that the following traffic conditions are also recommended: (1) the two proposed driveways, one on Bluff and the other on 400 North, shall meet the requirements of the City Traffic Engineer and also the proposed Bluff Street driveway shall meet the requirements of the State of Utah; (2) the applicant shall work with both agencies to reduce the potential conflicts of traffic movement between these two closely spaced driveways on Bluff Street; and (3) all signing and striping shall conform to City and MUTCD standards. Mr. Snyder then reviewed a letter received from UDOT regarding a right-in, right-out on 400 North and Bluff. Mr. Snyder explained that there would have to be a deceleration lane on Bluff that widens the right-of-way in front of the applicant?s property, and there is not a lot of room to plant trees in this area. The applicant will have to work with staff to meet the Street Tree Ordinance and also have a deceleration lane. The footprint of the building is 9,800 sq. ft., with the total square footage of the building at 28,979 sq. ft. Traffic Engineer Aron Baker explained that the amount of cars generated by the site in the morning is 47 per hour. In the afternoon it is 45 per hour. The 47 cars will be distributed among three locations. A queuing analysis shows room to have five cars stopped at the stop sign on 400 North, and cars coming in would have room to go into the driveway. If there are back-up problems, people in the morning would have two other ways to get in. Cameron Gunter, applicant, explained that off Donlee a full access is proposed, not right-in right-out. Council Member Allen inquired of Mr. Gunter if he was still planning on using the 3 Amigos parking lot as a corridor to access the property. St. George City Council Minutes December 21, 2006 Page Six Mr. Gunter replied that he was and had a signed agreement with them for an access easement. Council Member Orton inquired if the Engineering Department had approved this access. Mr. Gunter replied that they had approved it. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson inquired of the applicant if street trees had been looked at. Mr. Gunter replied that this had been considered, and all entry will be at Donlee and the 3 Amigos at the light. He advised that the steeple had been dropped about ten feet. Council Member Bunker commented that the Planning Commission was concerned because the design of the building did not fit in with the rest of the neighboring buildings. She inquired why this type of design was chosen. Mr. Gunter replied that this was only mentioned by one or two Planning Commission members, and at the end of the meeting they said they were fine with it as long the colors matched. The tenants like the design. Some of the sandstone colors can be matched with the brick. The architecture is colonial and is timeless. Council Member Bunker commented that most of the architecture in the immediate area is southwest. Council Member Gardner commented that he has been anxious to see something go in on this site, but the height is imposing although the building looks better to the back of the lot. He inquired of the applicant if he had considered a two story building. Mr. Gunter replied that economically a two story building would not work because of the price of the ground. Council Member Orton inquired of the applicant if he had considered having one story underground and two stories above ground. Mr. Gunter replied that the building has been moved five feet into the ground. The site is difficult as one end is higher than the other. Council Member Gardner commented that the City Council must be cautious because the site is imposing, and the applicant is planning an imposing building on the site. While the City wants the applicant to be successful, the building must blend so that it fits. Mr. Gunter advised that the Planning Commission recommended approval, and they were more comfortable with the building after it had been moved back. Mayor McArthur inquired about the possibility of lowering the height of the block wall for landscaping. Mr. Gunter replied that this could not be done because of the slope of the hill. He advised that they are currently moving 10 feet of dirt off the site. He advised that the planting of trees will help offset the height of the wall. There will also be shrubs on top of the wall. Mayor McArthur suggested that two courses of block be taken off the block wall and the dirt sloped to make it less imposing and more aesthetically pleasing from Bluff Street. Council Member Orton commented it would be hard for him to grant the height variance without a fly-by, and the Council would be shortsighted if it did not request one. Mr. Gunter explained that he has spent over $15,000 in traffic studies. St. George City Council Minutes December 21, 2006 Page Seven Council Member Allen commented that while she loved the building, it did not fit there. Council Member Bunker expressed concern with traffic as she uses 400 North two and three times each day, and traffic does back up on 400 North at 8:00 a.m. and several other times throughout the day, regardless of what the traffic study says. People will go south on Bluff and turn right on 400 North and try to turn into the property, and this will be a headache with 45 cars twice a day. Mr. Gunter commented that in his opinion they have come up with the best solution. There are existing traffic conditions which he did not think he could fix. Martin Peterson, a resident of Donlee Drive, expressed concern about firefighting challenges with the property. Mr. Peterson was assured that the City just purchased a new ladder truck which could reach the building. Tad Derrick, a resident of Donlee Drive, commented that while the building is out of character for that site, his main concern is traffic safety. He stated he has driven down that hill for 31 years, many times a day, and the traffic builds up almost to the curve waiting to make a turn onto Bluff. Although the speed on Bluff is 35 mph, most people drive 45 mph. This would also conflict with the SunTran bus stop, and also impacts people wanting to turn left off Bluff. There is a legitimate concern on 400 North which has not been adequately addressed. He stated that access to the property on the south end is very narrow and looks like it could only be one lane. In reality, a semi-truck drives into the 3 Amigos parking lot several times a week to deliver product, and when it is there no one can move. Additionally, a deceleration lane would require removal of the sidewalk which is used to access the bus stop. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that UDOT will not require a decel lane if traffic is restricted to right-in right-out. Mr. Derrick commented that with regard to a road coming out on the south end, the diamond block wall restricts visibility for traffic coming down Bluff Street and that would be hazardous for people trying to get out on Bluff. Lu Fisher, a resident of Donlee Drive, expressed concern about traffic safety. She stated that traffic is backed up all day long on 400 North, not just at 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Barbara Holt advised that she purchased the subject property 12 years ago and has tried hard to develop it in a way that is nice for the City and is an asset. They have been working diligently with staff to meet all conditions and comply with all ordinances. A year ago the building plans were shown to the Chamber president, who was thrilled with the look and said the building would be a centerpiece. She stated she did not know what more she could do. Dave Holt, principal on the project, explained the background of the design and choice, and stated he did not want a steel and glass building. He stated he had done everything possible to develop this tough corner and the traffic situation on Bluff is out of his control. They now have the best scenario for traffic design, and he did not know how it could be made any better or how the property could be developed any other way. Council Member Orton commented that he realized the property could be developed if within the height ordinance, but before he voted on the variance he wanted to see computer generated fly-by photos. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to table the request. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. St. George City Council Minutes December 21, 2006 Page Eight Council Member Garner commented that if all ordinances had been met, this matter would not be before the City Council for determination. The applicants have made a good attempt to soften the imposing nature of the building by removing 10 feet of dirt and moving the building back against the hill. The design of the tower was also changed. He stated he was pleased at the attempt to solve traffic issues, and agreed with the applicant that the City has to allow them to do something on the site. The challenging traffic situation does not give the City the right to be arbitrary in denying people the use of their property. He suggested the matter be expedited. Council Member Bunker inquired if staff had long range goals to solve the problem on Bluff Street or access. She commented that while the traffic on Bluff is the City?s problem, this project would exacerbate the problem. Traffic Engineer Aron Baker commented that this may be an opportunity to get the dip fixed on 400 North. Council Member Orton commented he did not see how the access through 3 Amigos could possibly work. Council Member Gardner commented that to impose another traffic study on the applicants would be wrong and they have made a serious attempt to meet what is required by the traffic studies. Barbara Holt, applicant, commented that the landscaping strip on the north end by 3 Amigos is part of their property and would not be cutting into 3 Amigos property. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that the critical issue legally is the increase in height. Bluff Street is a state highway. The City can consider how many additional vehicles will be involved in the process, and the applicant?s obligation is to show how those additional vehicles warrant the variance. He stated that he was not sure the City wanted to consider a left turn from Donlee into the project, and maybe the applicants will have to do a better job of explaining how it will work. The real overriding factor to consider is how many extra cars the project will generate. Council Member Allen commented that the City Council must consider how many vehicles will be added by the additional floor. The Planning Commission in 2005 did not embrace the design as completely fitting in that area, and every single member was concerned that it was out of character for the area. It is fair to say that the Planning Commission was concerned. City Attorney Shawn Guzman commented that if the applicants removed the tower from the design, the building would meet current criteria. City Manager Gary Esplin commented in that event, there would not be a traffic issue. Planner Ray Snyder advised that the building is five feet higher than what is allowed, measuring to the midpoint of the roof. The applicants would have to lower the building by five feet. Council Member Gardner commented that excavating down five more feet would also solve the problem. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye to consider the matter at the next meeting in January with all additional information requested. Council Member Orton commented that computer generated fly-bys are requested. City Manager Gary Esplin clarified that the fly-bys should show cars leaving the area, a 360̊ view around the building, access, etc. St. George City Council Minutes December 21, 2006 Page Nine Mayor McArthur called for a five minute break. Upon conclusion of the break, the meeting resumed. LOT SPLIT: Planner Ray Snyder explained the request to split one lot into two at 386 North Bluff Street. The applicants want to create north and south parcels. The Planning Commission recommends approval subject to the following conditions: (1) The existing rear fence shall be modified to be a solid sight obscuring fence. No headlights shall be visible to adjacent residential properties. (2) No expansions to either building may be made due to parking limitations. (3) Street trees shall comply with the City tree ordinance. (4) Provide separate deeds for each created parcel. (5) In addition to the legal descriptions that appear on the record of survey, provide the City with separate legal descriptions for each parcel. (6) A utilities and drainage easement shall be recorded. (7) The City Engineer shall review the cross access agreement and it shall be recorded by the applicant and a copy provided to the City. (8) The applicant shall submit for review all legal documents to the City Attorney?s Office. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the lot split subject to the recommendations of the Planning Commission. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. LOT SPLIT: Planner Ray Snyder explained the request to split one lot into two at 265 East 300 South. The property is located in the RCC zone and the lots have to be at least 65' wide. The property previously contained seven units, but they have been removed and the applicant would like to build a single family home and a duplex. Mayor McArthur commented that this property was the old Killian home and apartments, and the proposed project will be an improvement. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to approve the lot split. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. SITE PLAN/BUILDING ELEVATION: Planner Ray Snyder explained that the project is located at the corner of Blackridge Drive and Hilton next to the carpet store and dry cleaning store. The main issues were traffic and access. There will be a right-in right-out only, a deceleration lane, and no access on Hilton. The rendering is of a car dealership, but there is no room for a service bay. The building is 2,800 sq. ft. There is also a deceleration lane. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to approve the site plan and building elevation. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Gardner. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote and all voted aye. The motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/PRELIMINARY PLAT: Public hearing to consider approval of the preliminary plat for Raybold Subdivision located at 340 North on 2650 East. Clay Tolbert, representative. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained there is an existing two duplex project which was built one year ago and is all one parcel. The applicant is requesting to subdivide the parcel to create two parcels. There will be a flag lot in the back and a unit in front. Each lot meets minimum lot size requirements of 8,000 sq. ft. There will not be any new construction, but simply dividing the property to allow the sale of two separate lots. The Planning Commission recommends approval. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing. St. George City Council Minutes December 21, 2006 Page Ten MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to approve the preliminary plat. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Gardner. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/PRELIMINARY PLAT: Public hearing to consider approval of the preliminary plat for Legacy Phase 13 located in the easterly portion of the Legacy subdivision adjacent to Legacy Phase 7 and the Southgate Golf Course. Matt Smith, representative. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that the project parallels the Southgate Golf Course and is an extension of Phase 7 at the Legacy. There is a private street which ends in a culdesac. The Planning Commission recommends approval. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. Bill Wood requested a temporary speed bump to prevent trucks from speeding down the private street. Mayor McArthur advised that the City does not have jurisdiction on private streets, and Mr. Wood should contact the homeowners association. Mr. Wood replied that the speeding trucks were City trucks used in the reseeding of the golf course. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that he would make sure t...


City Council Minutes 05/24/2006:
...Director of Development Services, Matt Loo briefly reviewed the budget for golf. He made a recommendation that the City enter into a one year contract with the Golf Pros for the next fiscal year. Mr. Loo was asked to provide the Council with additional information on the cost differences between having the Golf Pros on a contract and having them become City employees. Mr. Loo rev...


City Council Minutes 08/04/2005:
...es. He said they will also focus on an appropriate transition down to the golf course and the lava. The Mayor declared the public hearing open. Loretta Adams, lives in Unit 4. She was opposed to the taller buildings and expressed concerns about decreased property values, loss of view, traffic safety and water issues. Paul Love, lives in Unit 7 of Blackrock. Mr. Love asked what the existing height is on the Sienna Park Condos. Mr. Rosenberg answered that the overall height is about 32 ft. Mayor McArthur explained that the height of the building is already stipulated by ordinance and doesn?t depend on whether it?s one story or three. He also explained that the density is approved because of zoning. Karen Staunt, lives in Unit 5 of Sienna. She stated that she felt the proposed plan fits in with the community and homes that are on Country Lane. It fixes the problem with the parking and the 3rd story building will improve the traffic flow around the site and the shorter buildings will not be as intrusive on the golf course. She said she believed the fire trucks and emergency vehicles will have better access than the way it?s set up now. Ms. Staunt said that she met with other residents and their concerns are if the developer can?t finish the project, the 10 units that are there now will continue to have to carry the burden of the expense that should be spread over 70 units. She told the council that she liked the plan and requested that they consider it. Mayor McArthur asked for other comments. Seeing none he closed the public meeting. Mr. Rosenberg explained that the sidewalks will be constructed as part of the project around County Lane. The section in between Wailea Falls and the Santa Clara City limits is under construction now and the goal is to have that finished when the new school opens. Council Member Larry Gardner asked Mr. Rosenberg to address the request to have the three story building changed back to a two story building. Mr. Rosenberg stated that it was due to economics. They?ve tried to open the inside up and free up some space for access and garages. It also frees up more open space. Council Member Bob Whatcott said that he recognizes the reason for wanting a three story because of maintaining density but he personally is opposed to going to three stories. He stated that nothing has addressed the issue from the north side looking back at Sienna where the major effect is on the golf course. He said that on No. 8 of Blackrock, where it transitions from...


City Council Minutes 12/17/2015:
...lic hearing to consider amending The Ledges PD Master Plan to change from Golf Course/Park Open Space to residential and to increase designated short term rental areas on 11.80 acres located near SR-18, south of Winchester Hills. Development Solutions Group, applicant. Assistant Public Works Director John Willis presented the request for an amendment to The Ledges PD Master Plan to change from Golf Course/Park Open Space to residential and to increase designated short...


City Council Minutes 02/23/2006:
...ential area of Bloomington so that residents of Sun River could ride their golf carts along the trail. Mr. Esplin replied that this would not be possible due to the width of the trail. Mayor McArthur advised that the City?s trails are not for motorized vehicles. Mr. Stewart advised that Sun River residents would also like to request that the fire station be used as a police satellite site and also a paramedic satellite site. Fire Marshall Kevin Taylor advised that all fire stations are designed for use by the police. Mayor McArthur inquired about timing for the trail project. Leisure Services Director Kent Perkins replied that there was no funding. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that a discussion needed to be held concerning prioritization of use of impact fees, master park planning, and other funding issues. Darcy Stewart advised that he would donate everything at the end of Sun River Parkway needed for the park. Leisure Services Director Kent Perkins advised that this was river property. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that selection of a fire station site would be scheduled on the next City Council agenda. Council Member Whatcott advised that until a definitive location for the fire station site had been selected, no further Sun River plats would be approved. Leisure Services Director Kent Perkins advised that he would have legal descriptions prepared for the rights-of-way for trails and park sites already decided upon. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson advised that zoning in the Sun River area has not been resolved, and the property in question for use as a fire station site is not currently zoned commercial. Water Services Director Barry Barnum advised that in order for development to proceed in Sun River, another pressure zone has to be established. He requested that Sun River help install the PRVs. There are currently 1,300 homes being served off one line. He proposed to simulate a loop system with construction of a water tank on the east side of the freeway. This tank would alleviate any capacity problems and would act as another feed if anything happened to the main feed in the area. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that the water tank would also serve future development on the east side of the freeway. Mr. Barnum suggested construction of a three to five million gallon tank. Gary Woods suggested the City identify the site for the water tank and contact SITLA to negotiate it. Mr. Barnum advised that the new tank could be located by the private tank owned by the Bloomington Irrigation Company. DISCUSSION RE SNOW CANYON PARKWAY ACCESSES: Public Works Director Larry Bulloch explained that the purpose of the Snow Canyon corridor study is to if signalization can be pared down and to maintain a balance between keeping traffic flowing and getting traffic on and off the corridor. The number and location of signals needs to be identified. Council Member Orton inquired why this study wasn?t done while Snow Canyon Parkway was torn up instead of now when the road has been completed and is operable. Mr. Bulloch replied that it was not too late. Council Member Orton commented that turn lanes are proposed, and the road will now have to be torn up, just when it was completed. Mr. Bulloch replied that the project on Snow Canyon which was just completed was an emergency project, and is not the main design. Council Member Gardner commented that the City has a tendency to throw money away on studies when it should just do the job. He inquired if staff did not know enough about the situation so that they could quickly determine where stop lights were needed instead of spending money on another study. Mr. Bulloch replied that there were questions as to how many turn lanes were needed. Council Member Whatcott inquired of Mr. Bulloch why these turn lanes and signals had not been planned before now. Mr. Bulloch replied that staff was given direction to focus its energy on construction of projects and has done 20 major projects in the last few years. Staff is now focusing on operations. It is not too late and the City has the opportunity to acquire rights-of-way, and there is still 80-150' of space in which to make adjustments. City Engineer Dave Demas explained that the study will determine how to optimize use of the corridor and avoid signals that may crop up because of warrant studies. The master plan has changed and the location of signals has changed because of densities. The overall corridor has been a good job and while most corridors have 20 to 30 accesses per mile, there are only 15 accesses in three miles on the Parkway. Council Member Gardner expressed frustration that the City has demanded traffic studies from developers which are thereafter pigeonholed because staff wants something done a particular way regardless of what the study says. He inquired why the City should pay for another study when it knows what has to happen on the Parkway. Mr. Bulloch replied that the answers were not obvious and the Parkway needs to be thoroughly analyzed. Council Member Orton requested that in the future all improvements be made to a roadway while it is torn up, as it does not make sense to tear up a road that has just been completed. Council Member Gardner inquired of Mr. Bulloch if the numerous traffic studies done for developments along Snow Parkway did not provide him with the information he needed to know. Mr. Bulloch replied that the corridor study will tie all the information together. Assistant City Engineer Jay Sandberg commented that many deceleration lanes have already been installed as well as conduit for future traffic signals. The Parkway will not be torn up. As far as intersection problems with Dixie Downs and 2000 North, Dixie Downs ties too close into 2000 North for an intersection. Mayor McArthur inquired when radar speed signs would be installed on Mall Drive. City Engineer Dave Demas replied that there is a four to six week order time and installation would be handled in-house. They should be in place within two months. Mayor McArthur inquired if the traffic center located in the City Office was functional, and instructed staff to make sure it was manned at 8:00 a.m. due to problems on Bluff at the intersection with Black Hills Drive. Council Member Allen advised that there is also a major problem on Main Street with cars turning left to go to the High School. She suggested a left turn arrow. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that the City would have to do a warrant study. City Engineer Dave Demas advised that a warrant study is required by State law. A brief discussion was held on the South Bluff interchange intersections. DISCUSSION CONCERNING THE RENTAL ORDINANCE AND IMPLEMENTATION PROCESS: Encroachment Officer Brad Young distributed a handout and reviewed it with those present. City Attorney Shawn Guzman arrived. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that if the proposed plan is implemented, additional staff will have to be hired. Finance Director Phil Peterson advised that additional help will also have to be hired to assist the Business License Officer. City Manager Gary Esplin suggested implementing the program one step at a time. He recommended that the fee schedule be adopted at the next City Council meeting and additional help authorized. DISCUSSION CONCERNING MASTER PLAN UPDATE PHILOSOPHY: Community Development Director Bob Nicholson distributed a hand-out. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that he recently met with Joe Alfandre and Jeff Winston on the City?s master plan update, and two alternatives have been suggested. The first is adoption of an ex-ordinance, similar to a pending ordinance doctrine, where the City Council would be given flexibility to go beyond the ordinance on a case by case basis. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised that the zones to which the ex-ordinance would apply would have to be narrowed down. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the ex-ordinance is being used in Colorado, but its use in Utah would have to comply with state law. This would also give the City time to redo its ordinances. The other proposal is to institute another step in the approval process. First would be a conceptual zoning approval which would allow entitlements to be given at the conceptual level; then schematic approval; then preliminary plat approval; and then final plat approval. This allows for the opportunity for more control and input into large projects. Council Member Orton commented that no matter what the City did, it had to address work force and attainable housing on every level. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that Master Plan amendments would be required. City Attorney Shawn Guzman suggested that the six month time period be strictly adhered to. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the City would not be denying anyone the right to develop and would consider each application on its merits. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised that the City would still retain its right to deny a project if it felt it did not fit in the neighborhood. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that design guidelines would need to be adopted separately from the ordinance. Council Member Whatcott commented that a spec book should also be adopted. City Manager Gary Esplin recommended against awarding density bonuses, and inquired why the City should award them in exchange for a developer doing the basic, bare minimum improvements. If a density bonus is given, the City should realize some benefit, such as attainable housing. The City is trying to create neighborhoods, with a mixture of people, income levels, etc. Assistant City Engineer Jay Sandberg advised that staff has been telling developers the City no longer wants private streets. City Manager Gary Esplin explained the reason developers want private streets is because narrower streets are a cost factor, and because of the setbacks. The City is saying that it no longer cares about setbacks or density if the project is well designed. He stated that the City?s ordinances needed to be changed to provide more flexibility. He stated that discussion was needed on master planning for parks and the impact fee philosophy. In the past the City has done bigger ticket items with bond funds. The issue now is how to address park impact fee funding of trails, major facilities, etc. A study is now being done. The City is not charging what it could charge with regard to facilities, but there is a philosophy that perhaps this should be a development standard and not an impact fee standard. This item will be brought back for discussion. Leisure Services Director Kent Perkins advised that a three page survey on recreational needs will be sent out to every resident next week. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that staff would push forward with review of the Master Plan and solidify an attainable housing element Finance Director Phil Peterson advised that the City now offers the opportunity to pay utility bills on line with a credit card for a small fee charged by the credit card company. A draft can be made against the credit card on a regular basis at no charge. ADJOURN TO EXECUTIVE SESSION: MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to adjourn to an executive session to discuss potential litigation. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Bunker - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. RECONVENE: MOTION: A motion to reconvene was made by Council Member Whatcott. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. DISCUSSION RE SUNBOWL: City Manager Gary Esplin suggested that wood poles be put up at the Sunbowl and the lights reinstalled before the July 4 celebration. The poles can be reused, and the lights are the same ones that were taken down. The only cost will be staff time. The Lions Club would like to put their money into refurbishing the restrooms. After discussion, it was the consensus of a majority of the City Council to reinstall the lights. Council Member Whatcott disagreed. GOLF RATES: Council Member Whatcott pointed out a few discrepancies and things which had been overlooked in the new golf rates and recommended that they be tweaked. LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: C...


City Council Minutes 08/18/2005:
...pment proceeds. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for seed for the golf courses and ball fields. Purchasing Manager Sue Swensen explained that four bids were received. She recommended award of the bid to the low bidder, Helena Chemical, in the amount of $105,860. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Allen to award the bid to Helena Chemical in the amount of $105,860. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Gardner. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for a front end loader. Purchasing Manager Sue Swensen explained that bids were sent to five vendors but only two bids were received. She recommended award of the bid to the low bidder, Scott Machinery, in the amount of $110,700. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to award the bid to Scott Machinery in the amount of $110,700. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for chain link fencing for the Millcreek substation. St. George City Council Minutes August 18, 2005 Page Two Purchasing Manager Sue Swensen explained that this purchase was handled as an emergency for safety reasons in connection with the Millcreek generation facility. Two bids were received, and she recommended award of the bid to the low bidder, Allied Fence, in the amount of $30,000. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to award the bid to Allied Fence in the amount of $30,000. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for slip lining for the sewer main lines. Purchasing Manager Sue Swensen explained that one bid was received from T.E.S. Inc. in the amount of $58,920. She recommended approval. Water Services Director Barry Barnum advised that five different sections will be done. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to award the bid to T.E.S. Inc. in the amount of $58,920. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for hauling and loading of fill material associated with the Seegmiller Park project. Purchasing Manager Sue Swensen recommended award of the bid to Bryce Christensen Trucking in the amount of $61,210. The material is being hauled from the Ft. Pearce Wash to Seegmiller Park. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that a blanket purchase order previously issued for this work expired in the middle of the project. There is money in the park impact fund to complete this project. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to award the bid to Bryce Christensen Trucking in the amount of $61,210. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. RESOLUTION: Consider approval of a resolution adopting the CityCache fee schedule for rates at Leisure Services facilities. Marc Mortensen, Assistant to the City Manager, explained that the CacheCard will be launched September 1 for leisure services activities. The golf plus card will be implemented October 1. Prices are consistent with the punch card rate. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to approve the resolution. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Gardner. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Bunker - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Orton - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. RESOLUTION: Consider approval of a resolution revising the development fee schedule. City Manager Gary Esplin explained the changes to the development fee schedule, attached hereto as Exhibit ?A?. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the resolution, explaining that while he was opposed to the increased fees, he realized that more staff was needed. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Bunker - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. St. George City Council Minutes August 18, 2005 Page Three ORDINANCE: Consider approval of an ordinance changing the zone from R-1-10 to R-3 on .347 acres located at the southeast corner of the intersection of 250 West and 950 South. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that this request came before the City Council three to four months ago and a public hearing was held, but the matter was tabled due to a problem with the legal description. The Planning Commission recommends approval. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to approve the zone change by ordinance. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Bunker - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Gardner - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. SET PUBLIC HEARINGS: Associate Planner Mark Bradley explained that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held August 9, 2005, recommended that public hearings be scheduled for September 1, 2005 at 5:00 p.m. to consider (A) a request to amend and extend the final plat for Tonaquint Office Campus Phase 1, located at 1600 South Dixie Drive, to increase the size of Lot 2 and Lot 3 and relocate Lot 3 so the building will be out of the 100 year floodplain, and (2) a request to amend the final plat for Tonaquint Hills Phase 1, located at 1500 South west of Dixie Drive, to revise the west boundary line and eliminate Lot 4 and Lot 5. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to set the public hearings as recommended by the Planning Commission. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. SET PUBLIC HEARINGS: Associate Planner Mark Bradley explained that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held August 9, 2005, recommended that public hearings be scheduled for September 22, 2005 at 5:00 p.m. to consider (A) a zone change request from A-20 to R-1-10 on 19.328 acres located at 1000 South and 3000 East, (B) a zone change request from R-2 to C-1 on 0.201 acre located at 243 North 400 West, (C) a zone change request from PD to R-1-10 on 1.88 acres located at 1100 East at 1000 South, (D) a zone change request from R-1-10 to C-2 on 0.56 acres located at approximately 100 South and 1470 East, southeast of Settler?s RV Park, and (E) a request to amend Title 10, Chapter 7, St. George City Code, to make modifications and include a section on architectural standards. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to set the public hearings as recommended by the Planning Commission. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. FINAL PLATS: Associate Planner Mark Bradley explained that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held August 9, 2005, recommended approval of the final plats for Bellsera Townhomes at Sunbrook Phase 4 and The Terraces at Seven Hills Phase 3. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to approve the plats and authorize the Mayor to sign them. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Gardner. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. LOT SPLIT: Assistant Planner Ray Snyder explained that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held August 9, 2005, recommended approval of a request to divide a parcel of land into two parcels at 55 South Bluff Street subject to their standard conditions. Mr. and Mrs. Wells are the applicants. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the lot split subject to the recommendations of the Planning Commission. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. LOT SPLIT: Assistant Planner Ray Snyder explained that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held August 9, 2005, recommended approval of a request to divide a parcel of land into two parcels at 1700 South Convention Center Drive between the Fairfield Inn and the St. George City Council Minutes August 18, 2005 Page Four Dixie Center parking lot, subject to the following conditions: 1. Provide separate deeds for each parcel. 2. In addition to the legal descriptions on the record of survey filed with the County Recorder, provide the City with separate 8.5 x 11 legal descriptions for each parcel. 3. A utilities and drainage easement shall be completed, notarized, and recorded. 4. The City Attorney?s Office shall review and determine if a reciprocal access agreement is required. 5. The applicant shall submit for review all legal documents to the City Attorney?s Office. Cracker Barrrel Old Country Store Inc., applicant. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Allen to approve the lot split subject to the recommendations of the Planning Commission. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. SITE PLAN AND BUILDING ELEVATION: Assistant Planner Ray Snyder advised that the Planning Commission, at its August 9, 2005 meeting, recommended approval of the site plan and building elevations for a proposed office building (building ?C?) at the Tonaquint Office Campus Phase 1 Subdivision located at 1600 South and Dixie Drive and within a PD Commercial zone. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the site plan and building elevations. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. SITE PLAN AND BUILDING ELEVATION: Assistant Planner Ray Snyder advised that the Planning Commission, at its August 9, 2005 meeting, recommended approval of the site plan and building elevations for a proposed office building (Lot #1) at the Tonaquint Hills Phase 1 Subdivision located at Silicone Circle and Silicone way, west of Dixie Drive at approximately 1500 South within a PD Commercial zone. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the site plan and building elevations. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT: Consider approval of a conditional use permit for wireless communication facilities as follows: (1) a 100' tower at 3292 Desert Drive within the Millcreek Industrial Park, (2) rooftop antennas on an existing building at 1871 West Canyon View Drive, and (3) co-locate an existing cell tower site with a new tower and new equipment building located southwest of the Snow Canyon Parkway and Bluff Street intersection. Cingular Wireless, applicant. Assistant Planner Ray Snyder explained that the Planning Commission recommended approval of a request to locate a 100' communications tower on Deseret Drive in the industrial park. After discussion, it was the consensus of the City Council to table all three requests from Cingular Wireless until the applicant was present. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT: Consider approval of a conditional use permit for a day care and preschool for up to 16 children at 256 South 500 East. Jeanne Layton, applicant. Assistant Planner Ray Snyder explained that the Planning Commission, at its August 9, 2005 meeting, recommended approval. He advised that there was, however, some neighborhood opposition. Council Member Allen commented that a conditional use permit could be revoked if the conditions of its issuance are not adhered to. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Allen to approve the conditional use permit. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker, who requested that a condition be added to the motion that the circular driveway be installed within six months. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. St. George City Council Minutes August 18, 2005 Page Five CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT: Consider approval of a conditional use permit to construct a three story office building to a height of 42 feet and a decorative cupola roof height of 70 feet located at 100 East 50 South. Brent Gardner, applicant. Assistant Planner Ray Snyder explained that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held August 9, 2005, recommended approval subject to the following conditions: 1. A maximum midpoint height of 42' and maximum cupola roof height of 70'. 2. The front setback shall be 10'. 3. A Site Plan Review application along with four sets of plans shall be submitted to the Engineering Department for standard plan check review. 4. Provide a minimum of 75 parking spaces. 5. The City Attorney will determine if a shared parking agreement will be required with the properties to the north or south. 6. All signing and striping with regard to traffic shall conform to City and MUTCD standards. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to approve the conditional use permit subject to the recommendations of the Planning Commission. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/AMEND PD ZONE/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider a request to amend the Sienna Park Condominium portion of the Stonebridge Planned Development zone at 271 N. Country Lane (west of Dixie Drive) to revise the site plan and building elevations. Richard Staples, applicant. Mayor McArthur explained that this item was on a previous agenda but was continued to this meeting in order to make a site visit. Council Member Bunker inquired of the applicant why the units closest to the road could not be two stories instead of three stories. Rick Rosenberg, representing the applicant, replied that the unit closest to the road will be two stories instead of three stories, the other units will be sloped down to the road, and they have done everything they can to drop the three story buildings. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to approve the request by ordinance. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Bunker - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider a request for a zone change from OS and M&G to PD Residential on 567.11 acres and to amend the existing Sun River PD zone by adding said acreage to the Sun River development, located west of I-15. Darcy Stewart and SITLA, applicants. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that this item was on an agenda in June but was tabled due to several unresolved issues. The request has been scaled back from the original request. The Planning Commission recommends approval subject to eight conditions recommended by the Traffic Engineer: 1. Preserve right-of-way and provide right turn deceleration lanes at intersections along Pioneer Road and Sun River Parkway. These Pioneer Road intersections include Arrowhead Canyon Drive, Bluegrass Way, Havasu Drive, and future commercial driveways (in both the northbound and southbound directions). These Sun River Parkway intersections include Arrowhead Canyon Drive, Country Club Drive, Ironwood Drive, Big River Drive, and Wide River Drive (in both the eastbound and westbound directions). Many of these Sun River Parkway intersections have already met this requirement. 2. Provide left turn lanes where left turns are anticipated. The submitted Access Management Plan by Orth Rodgers in 2004 has specified where left turns are not permitted in future Sun River phases. 3. Participate in the solution that comes from UDOT?s analysis of the roundabouts at Milepost 4 to improve capacity issues. This may include re-striping, removing curb, gutter, and sidewalk, and widening with asphalt at the east ?teardrop? St. George City Council Minutes August 18, 2005 Page Six roundabout. The purpose would be to maintain the existing LSO of the roundabout and teardrop. 4. Provide a traffic signal at Man O War and Pioneer Road when warranted which may be when Phase I is nearly completed. 5. The Atkinville interchange will be designed for construction during the next 12 months. Right of way requirements will be made known near the end of this 12 month process. It will be expected that future land planning by either Sun River or SITLA will be aware that right-of-way will be required and that no land use plans have been or will be approved adjacent to I-15 until such time these right-of-way requirements are known. 6. Provide adequate site distance at all intersections per AASHTO guidelines. 7. All signing and striping shall conform to City and MUTCD standards. 8. No other phases of Sun River are to be approved until the Atkinville interchange at Milepost 2 has been or is clearly scheduled to be completed. Mr. Nicholson explained that Phase 1 contains 1,598 homes, 681 of which are already built. The applicant understands and agreed with the eight conditions recommended by the traffic engineer. The applicant is also requesting that the old standard of 8' setbacks to the dwelling unit and 18' to the garage be approved, rather than the City?s new standard of a 10' setback to the dwelling unit and 20' to the garage. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. Edward Southwick inquired how many acres were dedicated to open space. Rick Rosenberg replied that 166 acres are in golf course, 81 acres are non-floodway open space on the hillsides, and 34....


City Council Minutes 03/03/2005:
...of a resolution authorizing the issuance sale of not more than $415,000 of golf course revenue refunding bonds, Series 2005, of the City of St. George, Utah, fixing the maximum aggregate principal amount of the bonds, the maximum number of years over which the bonds may mature, the maximum interest rate which the bonds may bear, and the maximum discount from par at which the bonds may be sold; providing for the publication of a notice of bonds to be issued; providing for the running of a contest period; and related matters. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that since the flood, revenues at the golf courses have been negatively impacted. Bond payments on outstanding bonds at Sunbrook cannot be delayed, but they can be extended. Jason Burningham explained that the bond transaction was originally done in 1989 for expansion of the golf course and then refinanced with Bank One who is now JP Morgan. He stated that when he heard about the flood, he contacted JP Morgan and asked for some relief. JP Morgan was happy to work with the City for a reissuance of bonds sufficient enough to make the April payment, with the costs added to the back end of the transaction. The net present value cost to the City is minimal, and it was determined by all parties involved that it would be in the best interests of the City to do the transaction without any costs to the City. When refunded, the actual bond will be $407,000. He stated that he hoped this would provide some benefit to the golf course. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to approve the resolution. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Bunker - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Allen - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that the City received a check from Bryce Christensen Excavation in the amount of $16,988. Bryce did a lot of work for the City during the recent flooding and was paid for this work through FEMA. He is turning over the check to the City as a donation. BEER LICENSE: Consider approval of a beer license for Ernesto?s Jr. Mexican Restaurant. St. George City Council Minutes March 3, 2005 Page Four City Manager Gary Esplin explained that Ernesto?s is moving to a new location on St. George Blvd., and its present location will be taken over by a new owner. A new beer license is needed for the new owner. The application was reviewed by staff and meets all requirements. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to approve the beer license. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. BEER LICENSE: Consider approval of a beer license for Ernesto?s Mexican Restaurant. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that a new license is needed for Ernesto?s new location on St. George Blvd. The owner will remain the same. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to approve the beer license. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. SPECIAL EVENT PERMIT: Consider approval of a special event permit for a dance. Rebel Creek Ridge Student Housing, applicant. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the application and security plan have been reviewed by staff and the Police Department, and they recommend approval. Laura Woolsey, Business License Officer, explained that the Fire Department recommends approval as long as the maximum occupancy load is adhered to. The Police Department will be on the premises. They request that all security personnel wear T-shirts for visibility. The applicant would like to hold the dances on March 19 and April 23. Warren Harward, applicant, advised he has changed the dates to March 26 and April 23, and Lorin Johnson of the Police Department approved the new dates. Police Chief Marlon Stratton explained that while the security plan may have been approved, the March 26 date conflicts with Spring Break and all police resources will be maxed out. Mr. Harward stated he would reschedule the dances. Mayor McArthur suggested that the matter be tabled until the next City Council meeting to consider new dates for the dances. SET PUBLIC HEARING: Associate Planner Mark Bradley explained that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held February 22, 2005, recommended that a public hearing be scheduled for April 7, 2005 at 5:00 p.m. to consider a zone change from R-1-10 to AP on 1.002 acres located at Foremaster Drive and 1450 East Circle. David Blake is the applicant. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Allen to schedule the public hearing as recommended by the Planning Commission. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. FINAL PLAT: Associate Planner Mark Bradley explained that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held February 22, 2005, recommended approval of the final plats for Coventry Lane Townhomes Phase 4, The Cliffs of Snow Canyon Plat F, Wailea Falls at Stonebridge Phase 3, Tuweap Point Phase 1, a road dedication plat for Luce Del Sol, Foremaster Ridge Phase 3, River Hollow 3, and Shadow Springs Subdivision. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to approve the final plats subject to the recommendations of the Planning Commission and authorize the Mayor to sign them. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. St. George City Council Minutes March 3, 2005 Page Five PRELIMINARY PLAT: Associate Planner Mark Bradley explained that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held February 22, 2005, recommended approval of the final plat for Kachina Cliffs Phase 2. There was discussion at the Planning Commission meeting that it would be nice to have permanent posts designating the ?no disturb? space. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to approve the preliminary plat. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. PRELIMINARY PLAT: Associate Planner Mark Bradley explained that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held February 22, 2005, recommended approval of the preliminary plat for Stone Valley Estates subject to (1) obtaining permission from the irrigation company to pipe the canal; (2) acquire the required property from Schmutz and Cox in order to meet the minimum roadway taper along 2780 East Street; and (3) work with the City Engineering Department on the proposed public street knuckle design and size by Lots 17 and 18 and the temporary turnaround on Lot 12. Brett Burgess, applicant, explained that he would like to make the roadway better and will provide access through a cut in the curb and with a curb approach on each side for a circular drive, create an easement within the area, and provide a 35' setback. Mr. Bradley explained that the applicant may choose not to proceed with the zone change if it can?t be made to work on the property. Staff anticipates that the road will connect, and the applicant has made provisions for the corner lot so that the road can connect to the 50' right-of-way for better circulation. Jim Raines explained that the road will be a through-road or a T-intersection, but it will not be a culdesac. The applicant is putting half the road in which will provide connectivity to the master planned road. The applicant has also met with the adjacent property owner?s engineers. He stated the applicant would prefer to put the curb and gutter in and then cut it so that the project looks finished. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to approve the preliminary plat with the stipulation that the street be improved with curb and gutter, and with the hope that time will eliminate the problem. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/ANNEXATION ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider adoption of an ordinance annexing the Plantations Drive Addition. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that Haskell Homes is the developer. The property to be annexed consists of a small sliver that Mr. Haskell had to purchase in order to improve half of his right-of-way. The property to be annexed is all part of the street right-of-way. No protests have been received. The Planning Commission recommends approval. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to approve the annexation by ordinance. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. MAYOR: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Bunker - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Allen - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider a zone change from A-1 Agricultural to RE-20 Residential Estates on two acres located at 2350 East and 2150 South. Leon and Jackie Grover, applicants. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that this item was continued from the last City Council meeting. The property has since changed hands. The zone St. George City Council Minutes March 3, 2005 Page Six change request meets the requirements of the General Plan. The Planning Commission recommends approval. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. Ken Phillips, a resident of the Wildflower Subdivision, stated he felt the zone change would cause conflict as he has horses, and according to City ordinance, horses have to be kept 100' from any house. He stated this would cause a hardship for him unless resolved. He then distributed a hand-out to the City Council. Mr. Nicholson explained that the 100' separation between horses and a house is contained within the conditional use permit provisions for riding stables, and would not apply in this case. No separation is required in an A-1 zone. Council Member Whatcott commented that this is the risk someone takes when they develop next to an A-1 zone. Bob Coleman, representing the applicant, explained that the request is for RE-20 zoning which would allow large animals. There being no further public comment, Mayor McArthur closed the public hearing. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Allen to approve the zone change by ordinance. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Bunker - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider a zone change from RE-20 Residential Estates to RE-12.5 Residential Estates on 1.31 acres located at 2500 East 2070 South. Dan Steurer, applicant. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that the applicant owns 1.3 acres of property located between two existing subdivisions, and the applicant?s request appears to be spot zoning. Under the current zoning, the applicant could have two lots. If RE-12.5 zoning is approved, the applicant would stipulate to a deed restriction limiting the property to three lots, each over 19,000 sq. ft., just shy of the minimum standards for RE-20 zoning. The Planning Commission recommended approval with a deed restriction or development agreement. Kelly Schmutz, Bush and Gudgell, advised that an easement was granted for a 50' roadway, but title to this property is still held by the applicant. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing. MOTION: A motion to approve the zone change by ordinance subject to a deed restriction limiting the property to three lots was made by Council Member Whatcott. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. Council Member Allen suggested that any development agreement or deed restriction be approved by legal staff. AMENDED MOTION: Council Member Whatcott amended his motion to include the stipulation that any development agreement or deed restriction be reviewed by legal staff. SECOND: Council Member Bunker agreed to the amendment. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Bunker - aye Council Member Allen - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. St. George City Council Minutes March 3, 2005 Page Seven PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider a zone change from R-2 Multiple Family Residential to RCC Residential City Center for the area referred to as ?Sandtown? located approximately north of 150 North, east of Bluff Street, south of the Red Hills Golf Course, and west of the Red Hill. Mayor McArthur announced that be...


City Council Minutes 06/07/2001:
...D: Consider award of bid for the purchase of grass seed to over-seed the golf courses. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen presented the following bids: Rye Seed Company Bid Variety Agro-Tec Seed Co. $30,900 Navajo/Omega III Blend Pennnington Seed, Inc. $36,000 Jet/Sonata Blend Green Resources $41,400 Palmer/Prelude Blend Granite Seed $42,000 Palmer/Prelude Blend Helena Chemical Co. $43,200 Palmer/Prelude Blend Blue/Rye Mix Company Bid Variety Pennington Seed, Inc. $15,300 Jet/Sonata & Apollo Bluegrass Granite Seed $16,200 Palmer/Prelude & Midnight Bluegrass Agrono-Tec Seed Co. $17,000 Navajo/Omega III & Midnight Bluegrass Green Resources $19,000 Palmer/Prelude & Preakness Bluegrass Helena Chemical Co. $20,000 Palmer/Prelude & Preakness Bluegrass She recommended award of the bid to the low bidder meeting specs, Green Resources, in the amount of $60,400. All the golf superintendents recommend use of the Palmer/Prelude and Preakness Bluegrass varieties. Golf Director Dave Terry distributed a hand-out rating Preakness Bluegrass higher than Midnight Bluegrass and explained from experience Preakness works better in our environment and drought conditions. He explained the purpose of overseeding the golf courses. He then introduced the City’s Golf Superintendents: Jerome Jones, Steve Larsen, and Dean Cooper. A mo...


City Council Minutes 06/19/2014:
...tions that distribute the water throughout the system, pumps for parks and golf courses as well as irrigation clocks. The unbilled water is primarily used in city buildings and the few parks that don’t have access to secondary or irrigation quality water. The parks watered with culinary (drinking) water is metered but not billed. City Manager Esplin went on to explain the funds spent on purchasing water shares in private irrigation companies. When shares become available, the city purchases them to increase the amount of irrigation water available for parks, golf courses and other large irrigators. This decreases the amount of culinary water used to irrigate city facilities and other large irrigation users. The irrigation companies make assessments annually based on costs to operate the system. As a share holder, the city has to pay the amount of assessments based on the number of shares owned. City Manager Esplin explained it would be possible to bill for all the services that are currently paid for by the Energy Services Department and Water Services Department but that would result in the general fund having to find additional revenues or reduce services to save costs. He emphasized that the unbilled water is accounted for as it is metered. He also discussed the amount of reuse water, which is treated wastewater, used for irrigation purposes. Reuse water supplements the other sources of irrigation quality water. Mayor Pike indicated it is good that the unbilled water is metered and that the city is complying with the new law. City Manager Esplin pointed out that the amount of unbilled energy services amounts to less than one percent of the total Energy Services Department budget. Mayor Pike opened the public hearing. Aaron Olsen, citizen, stated he was a new resident in St. George and has two questions to ask. Does general fund pay at the same rate as residents? City Manager Esplin replied that the general fund doesn’t pay for the unbilled water or energy services. St. George City Council Minutes June 19, 2014 Page Seven Mr. Olsen asked how the costs are calculated. Finance Director Peterson explained he calculates all gallons billed and all revenue collected to determine the price per gallon and uses that amount to calculate the dollar value of the unbilled water consumption. He explained it amounts to approximately $1.35 per month for each utility customer. Mr. Olsen urged water and energy conservation as we live in a desert and with respect to the EPA coal regulations which affect energy costs. He spoke in support of more transparency and that residents should see a true and accurate cost for the unbilled services. He suggested department heads might be more accountable for leaks, lighting and such if they had to account for these costs in their budgets. Doug Schmutz, citizen, asked that if it costs a utility customer $1.35 a month than it’s not coming from tax money, is that correct. City Manger Esplin explained that if the general fund had to pay for these services, then it would be tax dollars. As it is done currently, the unbilled services are paid by utility account holders. Dough Schmutz asked if those who generate electricity with solar or wind power and feed back into the grid, are they billed for services or do they get a subsidy. City Manager Esplin explained net metering is not associated with the unbilled water and electric services. Robert Fulton, citizen, expressed appreciation for the effort to be more transparent. He indicated that he is glad the city is not spending man hours and increasing overhead costs associated with billing and paying for these services out of the general fund. Carl Palmer, citizen, commented that it is a great benefit for a city to own its own water and electric system. He asked how water shares have to be paid. City Manager Esplin indicated they are paid from the water fund. He discussed the way the ponds and irrigation system work and how the water shares provide the water for that system. He noted the WCSD pays their share of the cost of irrigation quality water, but city facilities don’t. Carl Palmer commented that as a city we have the choice to increase the electric rates to put money in the general fund. City Manager Esplin explained how transfers to other funds for the energy and water departments work and that they are for specific things both departments are responsible for such as utility department salaries as that department does all the billing/collection for the utility. Council Member Hughes arrived 6:08 pm. Carl Palmer suggested an increase to the electric rates with the money to be put it back into the general fund if needed. He suggested looking into what surrounding communities pay for power from Rocky Mountain Power (RMP) and possibly raise rates to be a bit lower than RMP in order to support the general fund. St. George City Council Minutes June 19, 2014 Page Eight Hope Corkrin, citizen, commented that she does not want to see a rise in rates. She would like to see all the facility costs on-line as well as which properties fall under the unbilled services. Seeing no one else wishing to comment, Mayor Pike closed the public hearing. Mayor Pike noted that some members of the community would like to see more facilities or the city offer more services. He commented that this discussion shows how difficult it is to provide services and amenities in a fiscally responsible manner. He complimented Mr. Esplin and Ms. Brklacich for the expertise they provide in developing the budget. He indicated there will be an item on the November ballot to establish a county wide arts and recreation tax. This is being done to address the interests of the community as a whole. City Manager Esplin explained how the state manages tax revenues. The city gets about 14% of the property tax assessed and about 20% of the sales tax revenues generated in the city. He reviewed the top three economic drivers: 1. Tuacahn Center for the Arts 2. Golf Courses 3. Dixie Center Mr. Esplin continued with the explanation ...


City Council Minutes 06/05/2014:
...at Steve Larsen was selectively promoted to the Superintendent at Sunbrook Golf Course. An internal job opening will be posted for the Superintendent position at the St. George Golf Course. He mentioned that he had a short discussion with the Golf Pros regarding employment with the City. Mayor Pike and City Man...


City Council Minutes 07/06/2000:
...sider award of bid for engineering design for replacement bridges for City golf courses. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen presented the following four bids: PBS&J Engineering $42,840; Bulloch Bros. $29,600; Rosenberg $23,400; Alpha Engineering $21,679. She advised that Dave Terry, Golf Manager, recommended award of the bid to the second low bidder, Rosenberg, in the amount of $23,400 because their bid included necessary services not included in the bid from Alpha Engineering, such as a base map and construction material testing. City Manager Gary Esplin advised Rosenberg did the design for the break-away bridge at Mathis Park, and these bridges will be similarly constructed. He advised three bridges will be replaced - one at Sunbrook and two at Southgate. A motion was made by Councilmember Orton to award the bid to Rosenberg in the amount of $23,400. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Gardner. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and the City Council voted as follows: Councilmember Whatcott - aye Councilmember Orton - aye Councilmember Isom - aye Councilmember Allen - aye Councilmember Gardner - aye The motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for purchase of chip seal oil for City projects. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen advised that only one bid was received from Crown Asphalt in the amount of $75,757 for 321 tons of chip seal oil. She recommended award of the bid to Crown Asphalt. City Manager Gary Esplin advised the City has used this supplier in the past for this product. A motion was made by Councilmember Gardner to award the bid to Crown Asphalt in the amount of $75,757. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Orton. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and the City Council voted as follows: Councilmember Whatcott - aye Councilmember Orton - aye Councilmember Isom - aye Councilmember Allen - aye Councilmember Whatcott - aye St. George City Council Minutes July 6, 2000 Page Two The motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for construction materials for the 3000 East water line project. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen presented the following three bids: Scholzen’s $59,334.58; W. R. White $59,993.52; Plumber’s Supply $57,111.56. She recommended award to the low bidder, Plumber’s Supply, in the amount of $57,111.56. A motion was made by Councilmember Whatcott to award the bid to Plumber’s Supply in the amount of $57,111.56. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Isom. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and the City Council voted as follows: Councilmember Gardner - aye Councilmember Allen - aye Councilmember Isom - aye Councilmember Orton - aye Councilmember Whatcott - aye The motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for construction of the City tennis facility. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen advised only one bid was received from Progressive Contracting Inc. (PCI) in the amount of $637,975, and staff recommends award to them. Councilmember Gardner commented the project amount seemed significant to have only one bidder respond. City Manager Gary Esplin replied post-tension concrete will be used for long term playability of the courts, and therefore the City did a pre-qualification of bidders and required that they have experience with several similar projects. Only four pre-qualified bidders met this requirement. The general contractor, if pre-qualified, could then do the job, or sub the project out to another pre-qualified entity. PCI is the only one who contacted the City with pre-qualified bidders. Mr. Esplin advised the City’s estimate for the project was $620,000, and there are some items that can be deleted from the bid to come closer to the estimate. Councilmember Gardner inquired if the facility, including the restrooms and concession building, would be completed in time for the Senior Games. City Manager replied that the City is still not sure what it can afford to build, but in all probability all the facilities would not be ready for the Senior Games. Mayor McArthur expressed concern that the City not try and rush construction of the facility and compromise quality in an effort to have the facility available for the Senior Games. Councilmember Gardner asked how many bidders had an opportunity to bid the project. City Manager Gary Esplin replied the pre-qualified bidder concept was more restrictive than usual and could be difficult to meet. Parks Superintendent Lynne Scott advised bidders had ample opportunity to bid, and they knew about the pre-qualification requirement at least one month in advance. She advised she received no questions or calls from bidders. St. George City Council Minutes July 6, 2000 Page Three A motion to award the bid to PCI in the amount of $637,975 was made by Councilmember Gardner. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Allen. Ms. Scott advised the Mayor and Council that the City made a commitment to the Senior Games that the tennis facility would be ready for the Senior Games, and the City intends to finish the court portion of the project to meet that commitment. She advised that quality would not be compromised. Mayor McArthur called for a vote. The City Council voted as follows: Councilmember Gardner - aye Councilmember Allen - aye Councilmember Isom - aye Councilmember Orton - aye Councilmember Whatcott - aye The motion carried. Councilmember Whatcott inquired as to where the four pre-qualified bidders were located, and if a pre-qualified expert would be present on the site. Ms. Scott replied two of the pre-qualified bidders were from Colorado, one was from Salt Lake City, and one was from California. She advised the expert will have to be a team member and be present on the site. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of contract for engineering services for Phase 3 of the Virgin River Trail Project. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen presented the following eight bids: Alpha $64,005; Sunrise $64,425; Bulloch $65,650; Rosenberg $67,900; Caldwell/R/S $74,964; Pentacore $77,200; Bush-Gudgell $77,500; Sear-Brown $78,606. She recommended award of the bid to the low bidder, Alpha Engineering, in the amount of $64,005. A motion was made by Councilmember Gardner to award the bid to Alpha Engineering in the amount of $64,005. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Isom. City Manager Gary Esplin advised Phase 3 includes engineering design services and construction management for the portion of trail from the River Road bridge to the Washington City limits. It will eventually be asphalted. He advised the City applied for a grant to help with funding of the project. Mayor McArthur called for a vote. The City Council voted as follows: Councilmember Gardner - aye Councilmember Allen - aye Councilmember Isom - aye Councilmember Orton - aye Councilmember Whatcott - aye The motion carried. ORDINANCE: Consider approval of amendments to the City’s ordinance concerning backflow devices and cross connections. City Manager Gary Esplin explained a recommendation has been received from the Water and Power Board to make the City’s backflow and cross connection ordinance less restrictive yet comply with state regulations. Councilmember Whatcott questioned a requirement under the "Violations" section of the proposed ordinance which required the City to shut off the water St. George City Council Minutes July 6, 2000 Page Four for non-compliance. He suggested the language be changed to allow the City discretion in shutting off water until everyone within the City was on a level playing field and up to code. Mayor McArthur explained the backflow prevention program is required by the state to prevent contamination of public drinking water, and requires installation of a backflow prevention device and testing of that device every year. A motion was made by Councilmember Orton to approve the ordinance with the changes suggested by Councilmember Whatcott. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Gardner. Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote. The City Council voted as follows: Councilmember Gardner - aye Councilmember Allen - aye Councilmember Isom - aye Councilmember Orton - aye Councilmember Whatcott - aye The motion carried. RESOLUTION: Consider approval of a resolution authorizing the issuance and sale of not more than $900,000 aggregate principal amount of Golf Course Revenue Bonds, Series 2000 (Capital Appreciation Bonds), of the City of St. George, Utah; fixing the maximum number of years over which the bonds may mature, the maximum interest rate which the bonds may bear, and the maximum discount from par at which the bonds may be sold; providing for the publication of a notice of bonds to be issued; providing for the running of a contest period; and related matters. City Manager Gary Esplin explained approval of this resolution would allow the City to extend the existing Sunbrook bonds for an additional three years to make improvements at Sunbrook and the City’s other courses. Mayor McArthur advised it was important to understand this bond is a revenue bond, not a tax bond. Mr. Esplin advised the bond would be fully secured by revenue generated from the golf course facilities. A motion was made by Councilmember Whatcott to ...


City Council Minutes 06/06/2002:
...e. VIDEO UPDATE: Marc Mortensen presented a video update on the golf courses, the Canyons complex, and the Public Works Department. Mayor McArthur advised that item 6A2 to discuss traffic issues in the Bloomington Hills agenda will be stricken from the agenda at the request of the applicant. Council Member Isom advised that over the past three months she has been very ill and not able to attend City Council meetings. She thanked everyone for the cards, letters and calls wishing her well. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for the purchase of grass seed for City golf courses. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen explained that six bid packets were sent out but only two bids were received. One was a no bid, and the other was from Helena St. George City Council Minutes June 6, 2002 Page Two Chemical in the amount of $64,800. This bid is in line with last year's seed bid, and staff recommends award of the bid to Helena Chemical in the amount of $64,800. A motion was made by Council Member Isom and seconded by Council Member Allen to award the bid to Helena Chemical in the amount of $64,800. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of a blanket purchase order for mega lugs and fittings for the Water Department. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen presented two bids received: Plumber's Supply $22,638.00 Scholzen Products $19,657.41 She recommended award to the low bidder, Scholzen Products, in an amount not to exceed $50,000 for the year. A motion was made by Council Member Orton and seconded by Council Member Gardner to award the bid to Scholzen Products in an amount not to exceed $50,000 for the year. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for the airport seal coat and rehabilitation project. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen presented three bids received: Gordon Paving $173,009.40 A T Asphalt Paving $185,407.50 Jack B. Parson Co. $191,237.00 She recommended award to the low bidder, Gordon Paving, in the amount of $173,009.40. Mayor McArthur inquired when the airport would be closed to perform this maintenance. Public Works Director Larry Bulloch replied the airport would be closed beginning Friday, June 14 at 8:30 p.m. until 6:00 a.m. Sunday, June 16. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that staff was concerned there was not enough funding to do the entire airport, so they reduced the scope of the work by a certain percentage to get under the budget. He suggested that after award of the bid, a change order be authorized to the low bidder to complete the entire project. The total budget is $200,000 for this project. St. George City Council Minutes June 6, 2002 Page Three A motion was made by Council Member Isom and seconded by Council Member Gardner to award the bid to Gordon Paving and approve a change order for the total project cost of $200,000. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Allen - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for construction of the Main Street/Tabernacle roundabout. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen presented two bids received: Sunroc Corporation $225,872.85 Western Rock Const. $225,921.65 She recommended award to the low bidder, Sunroc Corporation, in the amount of $225,872.85. Traffic Engineer Aron Baker advised that construction will begin within two to three weeks and will take 75 calendar days to complete. Council Member Gardner stated he thought the City Council would have a chance to review the design before it was bid. He advised that property owners on both sides of the street are concerned with the proposed striping. City Manager Gary Esplin replied that striping would not impact the construction, and the striping issue could be resolved as the project progresses. A motion was made by Council Member Orton and seconded by Council Member Whatcott to award the bid to Sunroc Corporation in the amount of $225,872.85. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Allen -aye Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Gardner - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. Mayor McArthur announced that the public hearing concerning the mosquito abatement district was advertised for, and would be held at, 6:00 p.m. ABANDONMENT ORDINANCE: Consider approval of an ordinance abandoning a portion of existing public roadway associated with the realignment of 2450 South Street at the intersection with River Road. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Allen to approve the ordinance. Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Isom - aye St. George City Council Minutes June 6, 2002 Page Four Council Member Whatcott - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT RESOLUTION: Consider approval of a resolution authorizing an interlocal agreement with the City of Hurricane, City of Ivins, City of LaVerkin, Town of Leeds, City of Santa Clara, City of Springdale, City of Washington, and Washington County to provide for consolidation of all dispatch services of participants on specified terms and conditions. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that negotiations have been held with affected cities and the County to enter into an agreement requiring each entity to pay a portion of the costs of the dispatch and 911 system. A motion was made by Council Member Isom and seconded by Council Member Allen to approve, by resolution, the agreement as presented. Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Gardner - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING LEASE OF CITY PROPERTY: Consider approval of a resolution authorizing the sale or lease of property adjacent to the St. George Golf Club in the Bloomington Hills area. City Manager Gary Esplin explained the request is similar to one previously approved by the City Council with a lease of the property, rather than a sale. The same amount of money is being recovered from the lease as would be made from a sale. Staff recommends this property be leased also, rather than sold, so that the City can retain control over the property and easements. A motion was made by Council Member Allen and seconded by Council Member Whatcott to approve, by resolution, a lease of the property. Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Orton - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. City Attorney Jonathan Wright advised that the "lease" would in reality be a license to use the property, and the Deputy City Attorney is working with the property owner's attorney on the terms. PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/AMEND PD ELEVATIONS AND PROPERTY USES/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider a request for a zone change from R-1-40 Single Family Residential to PD Commercial and also to amend the existing PD Commercial building elevations and uses on property located north of the Flying J Station on the northeast corner of Brigham Road and I-15. Doug Hunt, representing 3D Development, LLC, applicant. St. George City Council Minutes June 6, 2002 Page Five Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained the applicants propose to add 3.4 acres presently zoned R-1-40 to the PD. The PD project is located north of the Flying J station. The applicant proposes an 18 lot commercial subdivision. He displayed a picture of the architectural theme, and advised that the building motif would vary from lot to lot. He explained that the main discussion in Planning Commission meeting centered on the list of uses. The original PD was approved in 1985, including the site plan, elevations, and list of uses. Uses are similar to those allowed in a C-3 zone. The Planning Commission recommended approval subject to deletion of ten of the original uses with an addition of four. The uses recommended for deletion include: auto repair and storage, bus terminal, child nursery, lodge or social hall, mobile home sales lot and service, nursery school, plumbing shop, sign manufacturing or sign painting, storage rental units, trailer sales and service, used car lot, and welding shop. Those recommended for addition to the approved uses include: motorcycle sales and service, pawn shop with no outside storage, retail plumbing shop, and sign manufacturing with no outside storage. The Planning Commission also recommended that language be included which allows other uses as determined by the Planning Commission to be similar in nature to the permitted uses and in harmony with the intent of the zone. The Planning Commission was concerned that if the property was sold, the new owners might not take the same care with how the project is developed. Mr. Nicholson clarified that the Planning Commission probably would not oppose a use that included sales of new cars, or new motorcycles, but would oppose sales of used cars or motorcycles exclusively. City Attorney Jonathan Wright expressed concern about how to distinguish between a new and used auto dealer if the dealer sells both. Council Member Whatcott replied that new cars are sold only by dealers, and used car lots are not able to obtain new cars for sale. Doug Glendenning, applicant, advised he felt OK about the recommended uses and understood the City's concern about what is developed at the entrance to the City. He explained he is working with Harley Davidson to build a 10,000-20,000 sq. ft. facility on the site. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing and called for a motion. A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to approve the zone change and amend the existing PD building elevations and permitted uses, and include suggested language as recommended by the Planning Commission. The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Isom - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/AMENDED PD ZONE/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider a request for an amended PD zone for Entrada by adding approximately 81 acres and 114 residential units to the original PD located on Snow Canyon Parkway and Entrada Trail. Howard Sierer, agent for the Entrada Company, applicant. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson advised that the Planning Commission recommended approval of the proposed amended plan. The applicant proposes to add 81 acres which was previously owned by State School Trust Lands along the hillside east of Snow Canyon Parkway. 114 new lots are St. George City Council Minutes June 6, 2002 Page Six proposed. One of the areas of discussion in the Planning Commission meeting centered on street lights on Snow Canyon Parkway. Staff recommends that lights be placed at the intersections and every 300 feet in uniform spacing. The applicant requests that lights be required at the intersections only to retain the night sky visibility. A special hooded lighting fixture unique to Snow Canyon Parkway is planned. Staff's recommendation is primarily for safety. The second area of discussion at the Planning Commission meeting was about sidewalks. The City's policy has been that in clustered townhome units, sidewalk is required on at least one side of the street. The applicant is requesting no sidewalks in the townhome project. They will install sidewalks on one side of the street in the single family lot area. The applicants do not feel the trail previously installed on the other side of the street in the single family lot area has been successful, and are requesting that its requirement be waived. The proposed plan is highly conceptual, and will have to comply with the Hillside Ordinance. The applicant also proposes eight new ponds, and staff questions whether this is appropriate in our desert environment. The Planning Commission recommended approval of all the applicant's requests. Mayor McArthur commented it has always been the City's intent to fully light Snow Canyon Parkway, and as a concession to developers, agreed upon the special hooded lighting. Mr. Nicholson explained that the City's Engineering Department recommends lighting at least every 300 feet along Snow Canyon Parkway for traffic and pedestrian safety, as well as consistency in administering City policy. There was agreement with the developers in 1999 concerning the unique hooded lighting fixtures, and now it comes down to the issue of spacing. Brent Beesley, applicant, explained he recognized the City Council will set the rules of development, and that he would follow that direction. He explained that the people who live in Entrada love it and it is hard to develop the lots fast enough. Lighting on Snow Canyon Parkway is an important issue, and the City of Ivins is not planning on lighting its portion of Snow Canyon Parkway. He stated that he did not understand why a parkway needed to be lighted, and the area already has a lot of light pollution from the nearby ball fields. The night sky in the Entrada area is unique and should not be thrown away. He agreed that the intersections needed to be illuminated, but he urged the Council to grant a variance to the City's standard practices on Snow Canyon Parkway. With regard to sidewalks, the first few phases of the project were developed with sidewalks, and the people who live in Entrada don't want them or use them. There is a very little traffic as it is a gated community, and sidewalks change the feeling of the project. He advised that allowing room for sidewalks would not mean fewer units, but less open space. With regard to the ponds, Entrada is not directly involved in building them, as they will be done by sub-developers. He explained the water features are proposed to be much smaller that those in the last two projects in any event, and the subdeveloper also plans to use his own water. He pointed out that ponds use less water than grass even though they may not look politically correct. He advised that the Planning Commission supported Entrada's recommendations. Council Member Isom commented she would hate to see anything detract from the current Entrada project. Mr. Beesley commented there has never been a public safety issue at Entrada at any time as the gates have made the area safe. Council Member Whatcott inquired if the Zoning Ordinance allowed for sidewalks on one side of the street only, as it appears some PDs do not have any sidewalks. Mr. Nicholson replied that some PDs do not have sidewalks. The Zoning Ordinance requires the preliminary plat to meet the requirements of a PD zone. St. George City Council Minutes June 6, 2002 Page Seven This issue came up several years ago and the Council made a determination that sidewalks be allowed on one side of the street only in Sun River. Mr. Beesley commented that the first two phases do not have sidewalks while the second two do, and the difference between the two can be felt. He stated he wanted to finish the project as it was originally conceptualized. He clarified that all the single family lots do have sidewalks, and he was not proposing to change that. There is also a trail which no one likes and has since eroded away. He explained the reason Entrada was agreeable to sidewalk in the single family area but not in the townhome area was because there is a lot more land to work with in the single family lot area, and sidewalks are not as obtrusive on one acre lots compared to the smaller lots. He stated that the people who live in Entrada would choose not to have sidewalks. Council Member Allen inquired where the residents walk, if they do not use the sidewalks. Mr. Beesley replied that they walk on the golf course and in the street, as there is not much traffic. Counci...


City Council Minutes 02/19/2015:
... motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for the Southgate Golf Course River Maintenance project. City Manager Gary Esplin advised this is an emergency item since there is a certain timeframe in which work can be done near the River. This request was included in the recent budget amendment. The estimated cost was $80,000; however, bids came in at $62,000. Ms. Hood stated that the low bidder was Feller Enterprises in the amount of $62,216.50. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the project area is from the golf cart bridge to the green. The 2010 flood damaged the rock embankment on the Santa Clara River. Administrative Services Director Deanna Brklacich commented that the areas affected are hole 2 and hole 9. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to award the bid for the Southgate Golf Course river maintenance project to meet FEMA standards to Feller Ente...


City Council Meeting Minutes Minutes 02/13/2018:
...ing topics: Economic Development; special projects; and City of St. George golf courses. Director of Golf Operations Colby Cowan presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: golf budget summary; golf course capital outlays FY18; future capital needs; and revenue FY17 vs...


City Council Minutes 01/22/2009:
...et cuts. Council Member Bunker inquired about decreased revenue in the golf fund. Mr. Esplin replied that golf revenue in December was down because of the cold weather and snow, and fall revenues were down because of the mild weather and golfers who stayed in Salt Lake to play. Also, golf appears to be one the things that is being cut out of personal budgets...


City Council Minutes 12/06/2012:
...nd construction of river armoring on the Santa Clara River in the Sunbrook Golf course area. Consider approval of a professional services agreement with Rosenberg Associates for the design, engineering, permitting and construction management services for the Millcreek Generation Facility Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Erosion Protection Project. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised the request is for the City’s portion for the design and construction management services for the Sunbrook Golf/Monterey Subdivision HMGP in the amount of $51,425.00. City Manager Gary Esplin explained after an emergency is declared in the State, the funds spent in the State go to a fund for mitigation which is administered by the State with approval from FEMA. In certain situations agencies can apply for a mitigation grant. The City applied for mitigation efforts at Sunbrook to protect the homes that are adjacent to the number one hole at Black Rock and have also applied for a mitigation grant to do some improvements adjacent to the Millcreek Generation Plant to protect the facility from erosion from the Virgin River. The grants were awarded and Rick Rosenberg is working to complete the design. Mayor McArthur gave kudos to the City’s financial team. Councilmember Almquist inquired what the City’s match was. Councilmember Pike stated the match was $12,856.00 on this contract. City Manager Gary Esplin stated that amount is correct and will be paid out of two funds, the electric generation fund and the flood fund generated by the utility fees. Councilmember Bunker asked if that amount is what needs to be approved and why was the $51,425.00 on the agenda. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that although the cost of the total project is $357,057.00 the City’s portion is $12,856.00. He asked Rick Rosenberg to confirm. Mr. Rosenberg stated the City’s portion is the 25 percent. City Manager Gary Esplin stated his understanding is that the City is responsible for 25 percent of the FEMA project. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bunker to approve bid as recommended in the amount of $12,856.00. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Almquist. Councilmember Almquist inquired if this agreement is for design work only. Ms. Hood explained the agreement is for construction management and design. Councilmember Almquist asked Mr. Rosenberg if the design would be similar to that of the turn near the bridge in the area between Southgate Golf Course and Tonaquint Park. He also inquired about the armoring and wh...


City Council Minutes 04/24/2014:
...Roads; Community-Wide Improvements: Drainage; Community-Wide Improvements: Golf; Review of Master Plan Version s: Original PD (2004); Review of Master Plan Versions: Current PD (Amended 2007); Review of Master Plan Versions: Proposed Amendments (2014); Complementary Land Uses: Commercial Site, Parks, Public Safety Facilities; Similarities & Differences of Proposed Amendments vs. Prior PD Versions; What about the 2nd golf course?; Converting the Bubble Land Use Plan into Neighborhoods; Conceptual Trail & Open Space Plan; Design Theme: Example Architecture; Design Theme: Example Landscaping, Lighting, Signage; and Proposed Short Term Rental Program. Planning Commission Chairman Ross Taylor asked if the short term rentals will be built into the CC&R’s and if they will be administered and maintained by the HOA. Mr. Young replied yes, that is their intent. Currently, there are no short term rentals in the area. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that short term rentals are 29 days or less. Mr. Young stated that there has never been an approval of nightly rentals attached to this subdivision. He continued with the powerpoint presentation covering the following topic: Proposed Short Term Rental Program (Intermediate Designation). City Manager Gary Esplin stated that he is concerned with how much of the west side is going to be on their own under the old plan and the other side will be under the new plan. He sees no conflict on what the previous intent has been as long as they have the same right to develop as they have had in the past. Mr. Young stated that they would like to bring the amendment in two steps for approval. St. George City Council Minutes April 24, 2014 Page Two Councilmember Almquist asked Mr. Young if they are going to free up the golf course area, why would the buffer create a problem for space. Mr....


City Council Minutes 07/22/1999:
...EXCHANGE OF PROPERTIES: Consider exchange of properties in the Southgate Golf Course area with Tonaquint, Inc. Gerry Brown, agent. City Manager Gary Esplin explained a minor land exchange is being requested between the City and Tonaquint, Inc. He explained that a few small parcels of property remained in the hands of Tonaquint, Inc. when the Southgate Golf Course was transferred which they cannot use and would like to exchange for one small parcel of property owned by the City. Both parties will benefit by the exchange, and the exchange will help to clean up several areas next to the golf course. A motion was made by Councilmember Gardner to approve the exchange of properties between the City and Tonaquint, Inc. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Orton, and all voted aye. LOCAL CONSENT/RESTAURANT LIQUOR LICENSE AND BEER LICENSE: Consider a request for approval of local consent for a restaurant liquor license and a beer license for Sunset Beach Restaurant located on Sunset Blvd. next to the Maverik store. Ronald James, applicant. City Manager Gary Esplin advised this item was tabled from a previous agenda because the original location was too close to a school and did not meet distance requirements of the City?s ordinance. Gary Kuhlmann, representing the applicant, advised his clients found a new location adjacent to the Maverik store on the corner of Dixie Downs and Sunset Blvd. which meets all distance requirements of the City?s ordinance. The upscale sit-down restaurant may contain 8,200 sq. ft. in a two story building with a water and beach feature. Proposed seating capacity is 500. A motion was made by Councilmember Orton to approve local consent for a restaurant liquor license and a beer license for the Sunset Beach Restaurant located on Sunset Blvd. next to the Maverik store. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Allen, and all voted aye. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Consider approval of the minutes of the special City Council meeting held July 6, 1999. City Council Minutes July 22, 1999 Page Nine A motion was made by Councilmember Orton to approve the minutes as presented. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Gardner, and all voted aye. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Consider approval of the minutes of the regular City Council meeting held July 8, 1999. A motion was made by Councilmember Orton to approve the minutes as amended. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Allen, and all voted aye. ADJOURN TO EXECUTIVE SESSION: A motion to adjourn to an executive session to discuss a possible property purchase was made by Councilmember Gardner. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Orton, and all voted aye. RECONVENE: A motion to reconvene was made by Councilmember Gardner. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Orton, and all voted aye. DISCUSSION RE CERTIFIED TAX LEVY: A discussion was held regarding the final certified tax rate for the City for fiscal year 1999-2000. After discussion, the City Council determined that based on the approved estimate of revenue for property taxes, the tax rate should be set at .001643 for the General Fund. The City Council then discussed the amount necessary for the rate to cover the debt service for the Parks and Recreation General Obligation Bonds. It was determined that the rate should be .000461. These rates, when added together, are less than the rates for fiscal year 1998-99. DISCUSSION RE MOSQUITO ABATEMENT: Councilmember Allen inquired about a mosquito abatement program. Mayor McArthur stated he was in favor of such a program, but it should be spearheaded by the County in a year-long program. City Manager Gary Esplin advised the City cannot locate anyone certified to spray, as no one can afford the liability insurance. He explained he informed Parks personnel that if the County will not participate, and the City can locate a certified sprayer, the City will spray within its own community along golf courses and parks. However, it is too late to spray this year and hop...


City Council Minutes 03/01/2001:
... - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. DISCUSSION RE GOLF IMPROVEMENTS: City Manager Gary Esplin advised that he and Golf Superintendent Jerome Jones recently toured the Sunbrook Golf Course. Mr. Jones has strong suggestions on changes to improve the course. There are pumping and coverage problems, and funds for capital improvements are needed above and beyond revenues. Mr. Esplin advised it would take $400,000 to rebuild tees, plant bermuda and make other needed improvements to the eleven year old course if the City plana on competing with new courses in the area. Improvements are needed to the City’s other courses too. He proposed using some of the unappropriated fund balance in the General Fund as a loan to the golf course at a 6-6.5% interest rate. This would enable the City to make ...


City Council Minutes 02/03/2011:
...n extension of the residential backyard with a garden, swimming pool and a golf chipping green. City Planner Craig Harvey explained the request to amend the plat is to allow the applicant to use 1.033 acres of open space adjacent to his home for a private garden, pool, and golf chipping green. Jeff Johansen is the applicant. The property is zoned Open Space and PD Residential. The parcel is currently owned by SITLA. SITLA is willing to sell the parcel to the applicant if the applicant first obtains approval for the zone change and final plat amendments prior to the sale. The back portion will be unobstructed and left open space. He presented slides of the site. The site is an isolated peninsula. The Planning Commission recommends approval subject to the following conditions: 1. The zone change amendment shall be restricted to the 1.033 acre parcel as described in the legal description in the exhibits. St. George City Council Minutes February 3, 2011 Page Eight 2. The open space uses shall be amended to allow the following uses for the 1.033 acre parcel: private garden, extension of the residential backyard, swimming pool, golf chipping green. 3. Most of the peninsula area remain unfenced and a note attached to the final plat amendment to state such. Adjacent property owners were notified of the plat amendment and zone change and no objections have been received. The applicant has to abide by the hillside ordinance and the “no build” area will be designated on the plat. Jeff Johansen, applicant, stated he had a desire to make the area behind his home look better. Councilmember Bunker inquired if approval of this request would set a precedent. Bob Nicholson replied that there have been a number of people who have purchsed surplus property behind their homes that back up to City golf courses. These areas have been maintained as open space and used for l...


City Council Minutes 02/09/2017:
...xplained that his responsibilities include economic development, CDBG, and Golf.  He provided a packet of renderings and outlined the main floor plan for proposed Red Hills Golf Course clubhouse.  He summarized the revenue for the Golf Division.  A discussion took place regarding the St. George Golf Course.   City Manager Gary Esplin asked the Council how they w...


Meeting Minutes Minutes 05/04/2017:
...et for costs to replace a rough mower which was beyond repair for Sunbrook golf course. The new mower cost $62,000; however, Sunbrook was able to re-allocate existing budgeted funds for all but $26,500 of the costs. Funding will come from Membership Card Sales revenues; 3) To budget for costs to replace the west-side portion of driving range netting at Southgate golf course which was destroyed during a high wind storm in September 2016. Funding will come from Membership Card Sales revenues; 4) To re-allocate part-time wages and related payroll costs budgeted for the Recreation Inclusion Coordinator position which was budgeted in the Recreation Center but paid from Recreation Administration's budget; 5) To budget for Paid Time Off and Sick Leave payout for the Leisure Services Director's retirement and to also budget for the overlap St. George City Council Minutes May 4, 2017 Page Nine   in salaries and benefits while Kent Perkins was training his replacement; 6) To budget for a CDBG-eligible project and CDBG Grant revenues for construction costs of sewerline, waterline, and road infrastructure improvements, and related engineering and construction management, for the Dino Crossing area which will facilitate planned affordable housing projects that benefit low- to moderate-income residents; 7) To budget for a transfer from the Housing Programs Fund to the Switchpoint Fund to cover expenditures in the current and prior year's budget that were budgeted to be reimbursed by Federal Grants but were not (utilities, personnel, building repairs and maintenance, etc.). Therefore this budget opening reduces revenues from grant funding and replaces it with a transfer from the Housing Fund; 8) To budget for recording a planned payment of Debt Service principal from bond escrow reserve funds; and also to increase the salaries and wages budget for market/merit adjustments made in December 2016 which exceeded budgeted estimates; and 9) To budget for full payment to UDOT for City's share of the Red Hills Parkway/Red Cliffs Dr. Connection (Mall Dr. Underpass) project instead of doing the SIB Loan for 3 years with the State of Utah. Funding will come from estimated revenues over budgeted for the Highway Option Sales Tax and for Street Impact Fees, and also from budgeted funds for Traffic Signals that are estimated to be under spent in the current year and can be re-allocated.   After being asked by Councilmember Baca, City Manager Gary Esplin stated he has had minor concerns with the transition of SwitchPoint, but feels they are doing well.   Councilmember Hughes commented that he believes they are doing a good job; it’s a work in progress.  Housing and Economic Development Director Matt Loo mentioned the board just presented to Olene Walker and received $1.2 million of the total cost for the affordable housing project.  The number of people services have been provided to has doubled from last year.  With regards to improving the grounds, they are in the process of fundraising for a playground.    Mayor Pike opened the public hearing.  There being no comment, he closed the public hearing.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Baca to approve the amendments to the Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Budget as articulated. SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall. VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a roll call vote, as follows:   Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye           The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   St. George City Council Minutes May 4, 2017 Page Ten   AMEND THE ORDINANCE FOR THE PARATRANSIT ELIGIBILITY APPEALS BOARD: Consider approval of an ordinance amending the Paratransit Eligibility Appeal Board.   City Manager Gary Esplin outlined the proposed amendment to the Paratransit Eligibility Appeal Board.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the ordinance amending the Paratransit Eligibility Appeal Board. 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.   LOCAL CONSENT FOR A CLASS C LICENSE: Consider approval of a local consent for a Class C License, a restaurant full service license, for the Outback Steakhouse located at 250 North Red Cliff Drive, #40.  Evergreen Restaurant LLC 4514, applicant.   City Manager Gary Esplin explained there is an existing license; however, these are new owners.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember to approve the local consent for a Class C License, a full service license, for the Outback Steakhouse located at 250 North Red Cliff Drive, #40. 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.   2017 ACTION PLAN FOR THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM: Consider approval of the 2017 Annual Action Plan for the Community Development Block Grant program.    Housing and Economic Development Director Matt Loo outlined the 2017 Annual Action Plan for the Community Development Block Grant program.       St. George City Council Minutes May 4, 2017 Page Eleven   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the 2017 Annual Action Plan for the Community Development Block Grant program. SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca. VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:   Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye           The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   2017-2018 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT ACTIVITIES FOR FUNDING: Consider approval of the 2017-2018 Community Development Block Grant activities to be approved for funding.   Housing and Economic Development Director Matt Loo outlined the activities to be funded as follows: Administration of the Grant - $90,000, Friends of SwitchPoint - $50,000, Big Brothers Big Sisters - $10,000, United Way of Dixie - $10,000, Family Support Center - $10,000 and Memory Matters - $10,000.   City Manager Gary Esplin explained at first, staff thought CDBG funds could be used to pay the entire cost of purchasing the SwitchPoint building; however that was not entirely correct.  The remaining balance will be paid for with housing funds from the EDAs in the Ft. Pierce area.       MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Baca to approve the 2017-2018 Community Development Block Grant activities to be approved and funded as articulated and discussed. SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall. VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:   Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye           The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   SET PUBLIC HEARINGS: Planner Ray Snyder advised at its meeting held on April 25, 2017, the Planning Commission recommended setting public hearing for Thursday, May 18, 2017 to consider the following: 1) Amending the Planned Development Commercial zone located at 166 West 1700 South to develop a car wash for the general public and existing nearby automobile dealerships; and 2) Changing the zone from Agricultural to RE-20 on 20.41 acres generally located at 3800 South Bentley Road.   Planning and Zoning Manager John Willis clarified with regard to item 2, the Planning Commission recommended the entire parcel to be A-1; however, the applicant has since revised their application, a smaller portion to be RE-20.  It is not required to return to the Planning Commission. St. George City Council Minutes May 4, 2017 Page Twelve   Councilmember Hughes asked that the notifications to residents accurately reflect the updated request.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Baca to set the public hearings for Thursday, May 18, 2017. SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Hughes. VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:   Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye           The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   HILLSIDE DEVELOPMENT PERMIT: Planner Ray Snyder presented the request for a hillside development permit to allow for the installation of a looped water line into the City’s water distribution system.  The water tank is located on the hill behind Desert Hills High School.  He presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: summary of request; density and disturbance map; SITLA and St. George City ownership; zoning and general plan maps; photos of the tank; photos of views from the nearby neighborhood; aerial plan; photos of the site.  The Hillside Review Board recommended approval with the following comments and conditions:   1.  It is recommended that an area of approximately 25’ wide be approved for a limited disturbance area to allow for the installation of a looped water line as presented. 2.  It is recommended that the west side of the hill have staking installed along with colored barrier tape to delineate an area that shall not to be passed to avoid scarring the hillside and to prevent spoils from occurring during construction. 3.  It is recommended that drainage shall be improved by creating a “high spot” and then creating several “shed” areas to avoid the type of erosion which has been occurring onsite.  The applicant shall work with staff during the plan review and construction process to address any drainage and/pr sedimentation issues. 4.  There is a 50’ wide construction easement granted by SITLA, but the applicant shall strive to limit the disturbed area to 25’. 5.  It is proposed that after the project is complete, the applicant shall reinstall the existing trail to its present condition or to an improved state.  Note that the trail shall only be kept in an earthen state and no paving or gravel is to be installed.  No vehicle driving is permitted and a sign is posted as such. 6.  There is no watering to be installed, but the spreading of native seeds is strongly encouraged.     The Planning Commission recommended approval.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the hillside development permit for the installation of a looped water line. SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall. VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:   Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall – aye St. George City Council Minutes May 4, 2017 Page Thirteen   Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye           The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   PRELIMINARY PLAT: Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the preliminary plat for Commerce Point, a 9-lot commercial subdivision located at Blackridge Drive, Hilton Drive, and Bluff Street; zoning is Highway Commercial and General Commercial.  He showed and reviewed the preliminary plat.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Baca to approve the preliminary plat for Commerce Point. SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Hughes. VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:   Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye           The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   PRELIMINARY PLAT: Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the preliminary plat for White Sands at Southern Hills, a 39-lot residential subdivision located east of River Road and south of the White Dome Nature Preserve at approximately mile marker 4 on the Southern Parkway; zoning is R-1-10.  He showed and reviewed the preliminary plat.  A discussion took place regarding possible trails in this area.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the preliminary plat for White Sands at Southern Hills. SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca. VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:   Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye           The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   PRELIMINARY PLAT: Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the preliminary plat for Sage Canyon at Southern Hills, a 33-lot residential subdivision located east of River Road and south of the White Dome Nature Preserve at approximately mile marker 4 on the Southern Parkway; zoning is R-1-10.  He showed and reviewed the preliminary plat.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the preliminary plat for Sage Canyon at Southern Hills. St. George City Council Minutes May 4, 2017 Page Fourteen   SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca. VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:   Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye           The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   FINAL PLAT: Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the final plat for Desert Valley Phase 1, a 20-lot residential subdivision located at the east end of Desert Canyon Parkway; zoning is R-1-10.  He showed and reviewed the final plat.   City Manager Gary Esplin commented the Council will need to discuss all of the landscaping strips staff needs to maintain in a future budget discussion.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the final plat for Desert Valley Phase 1. SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall. VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:   Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye           The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   FINAL PLAT: Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the final plat for Dinosaur Professional Park, a 3-lot commercial subdivision located at the east corner of the intersection of Riverside Drive and 2200 East; zoning is Planned Development Administrative Professional.  He showed and reviewed the final plat.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the final plat for Dinosaur Professional Park. 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.     St. George City Council Minutes May 4, 2017 Page Fifteen   FINAL PLAT: Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the final plat for Fossil Hills Townhomes Phase 1, an 8-unit residential townhome subdivision located on the easterly side of River Road at approximately 3200 South; zoning is Planned Development Residential.  He showed and reviewed the final plat.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Baca to approve the final plat for Fossil Hills Townhomes Phase 1. SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Hughes. VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:   Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye           The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   FINAL PLAT: Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the final plat for Fossil Hills Townhomes Phase 2, an 8-unit residential townhome subdivision located on the easterly side of River Road at approximately 3200 South; zoning is Planned Development Residential.  He showed and reviewed the final plat.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the final plat for Fossil Hills Townhomes Phase 2. 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.   FINAL PLAT: Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the final plat for The Villas at Sun River St. George Phase 1, a 26-lot residential subdivision located on the east side of Arrowhead Canyon Drive at approximately 4775 South; zoning is Planned Development Residential.  He showed and reviewed the final plat.     MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the final plat for The Villas at Sun River St. George Phase 1. SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall. VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:   Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye St. George City Council Minutes May 4, 2017 Page Sixteen   Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye           The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   FINAL PLAT: Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the final plat for The Villas at Sun River St. George Phase 2, an 18-lot residential subdivision located on the east side of Arrowhead Canyon Drive at approximately 4700 South; zoning is Planned Development Residential.  He showed and reviewed the final plat.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Baca to approve the final plat for The Villas at Sun River St. George Phase 2. SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall. VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:   Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye           The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   FINAL PLAT AMENDMENT: Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the request to amend the final plat for Dinosaur Crossing Subdivision Phase 2 Amended, a commercial subdivision located east of the intersection of Riverside Drive and Mall Drive; zoning is Planned Development Commercial.  He showed and outlined the amendments to the final plat.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to amend the final plat for Dinosaur Crossing Subdivision Phase 2 Amended. 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.   ADOPT THE FISCAL YEAR 2017-2018 PRELIMINARY BUDGET/RESOLUTION:             Consider approval of a resolution adopting the Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Preliminary Budget.   City Manager Gary Esplin explained he has submitted for budget the 2017-2018, it is roughly $218 million.  The budget is balanced and no tax increases are proposed; however, there is a pass through water rate increase from the Water Conservancy District.  He recommended setting public hearings on June 1st and June 15th after which he outlined the requirements for the public St. George City Council Minutes May 4, 2017 Page Seventeen   hearings. The Department Heads will present their budgets at the work meetings on May 11th and May 25th.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the resolution adopting the Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Preliminary Budget and to set the public hearings on June 1st and June 15th. SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial. VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a roll call vote, as follows:   Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye           The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   SALE OF CITY OWNED PROPERTY TO UDOT: Consider approval of a request from UDOT to purchase City owned property located along Bluff Street and part of the Red Hills Golf Course for the Bluff Street project.   City Manager Gary Esplin explained UDOT has requested to purchase City owned property along Bluff Street; one is an easement (27,613 sq. ft.) and one is a purchase (14,264 sq. ft.).  This request has no impact on the golf course.  Staff recommends selling the property at the appraised v...


City Council Minutes 09/04/2003:
...ong with the new Club House, with an allowance for shared parking with the golf course and sports center. The Planning Commission recommended approval based on the private use of the facility, and with the understanding that the applicants would have to vacate a lot out of Anasazi Hills Phase I for the proposed 61 new parking spaces. A motion was made by Council Member Allen and seconded by Council Member Gardner to approve the parking requirements as recommended by the Planning Commission. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. DETERMINE USE RECOMMENDATION: Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held August 26, 2003, determined that a mobile/non-permanent food service operation was in harmony with the intent and purpose of the C-2, C-3 and C-4 zones, and recommended that staff draft an amendment to the Zoning Ordinance to consider the uses under conditional use permits. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that this use is different than a normal restaurant operation as it will be in a mobile unit. There is a fairness issue, as restaurants who occupy buildings have to pay for the building, pay property tax, and provide rest rooms and parking, and mobile non-permanent restaurants would be in direct competition with them. Mayor McArthur commented that a successful mobile restaurant could possibly fill a parking lot, and perhaps they should only be allowed in places which have excess parking. Council Member Gardner commented that he would hate to see staff take the time to draft an ordinance if the attitude of the City Council is the same as it has been in the past, and that philosophy has been to require all businesses to be on the same playing field. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that mobile, non-permanent restaurants are allowed in other places, and if the City Council desired, staff could spend some time looking at what standards are required elsewhere. Excess parking, size and appearance should be considered. Council Member Allen advised that the applicant had good information at the Planning Commission meeting, but the major concern was fairness to other businesses. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that a mobile restaurant does not provide rest rooms, so their patrons will go next door to a business who has one and paid to put them in. Mobile restaurants will also locate where there is a lot of activity, generated by other businesses who are providing these services. It is a fairness issue. He stated he was not sure whether this type of business was in harmony with the intent of the commercial zones. He commented that the City Council had discussed this issue in the St. George City Council Minutes September 4, 2003 Page Six past, and felt strongly that this type of business was not going to be allowed as it will detract from the downtown, and the City is trying to build up the downtown. Council Member Allen advised that the Planning Commission felt this type of business met the intent of the commercial zones, however, she did not think everyone was unanimous about the idea of having them become a standard in the community. Council Member Whatcott commented that in his opinion, nothing has changed from previous discussions, and there was no need to consider an amendment to the City?s ordinance. Council Member Allen made a motion to deny the request based on the City Council?s finding that a mobile restaurant was not in harmony with the intent and purpose of the commercial zones, nor was it fair to permanent businesses. The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT: Consider approval of a conditional use permit for a four story addition to the Crystal Inn at 1450 South Hilton Drive. Jeff Dymock, agent for Crystal Inn, applicant. Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held August 26, 2003, recommended approval of the request with the understanding that parking and landscaping requirements have to be met and enclosed dumpsters required. The applicant is requesting a height increase up to 42 feet 1 inch (42'1"). The addition will match the existing building in style and color. The existing tennis courts will be eliminated from the site in lieu of the proposed addition and parking. 15% of the site will be landscaped. Parking requirements for the additional 52 rooms are met. Jeff Dymock, agent, explained that the extra fourth floor will bring in $22,000 a year in taxes for the City. He stated plans are to draw business to St. George from Salt Lake City, and he felt the rooms could be filled. A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to approve the request for a height up to 42 feet 2 inches (42'2"). The motion was seconded by Council Member Gardner. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. ENGINEERING SERVICES CONTRACT: Consider approval of a contract with Alpha Engineering for engineering services for portions of Horseman Park Road, 3300 South, and 2350 East. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the subject property is some the City purchased and is trading to the School District. The City is sharing some of the costs of road improvements and staff recommends approval of a contract with Alpha Engineering in the amount of approximately $94,000. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Allen to approve the contract. City Attorney Shawn Guzman suggested that any approval be made subject to legal review. Council Members Gardner and Allen agreed to add this stipulation to their motion. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. OVERNIGHT USE OF PARK: Consider a request for overnight use of Tonaquint Park. Becky Cox, applicant. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the City?s ordinance requires City Council approval for after-hours use of a park. The applicant would like to use the park September 19-20. Staff advises that the applicant used the park last year without any resulting problems. Staff recommends approval. A motion was made by Council Member Isom and seconded by Council Member Allen to approve the request. Becky Cox, applicant, explained that the kids are ages 8-12, and there will be at least 10-12 chaperones. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. St. George City Council Minutes September 4, 2003 Page Seven CERTIFICATE OF PARTICIPATION: Consider approval of a Certification of Participation required for refinance of the UAMPS Central-St. George 138 KV project. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the City is trying to refinance, through UAMPS, the 138 KV line in which the City is majority participant. This line brings power from Central to St. George. In order to refinance, the Certificate of Participation must be approved. Approval will result in a savings of $900,000, plus $75,000 a year in payments. Staff recommends approval. A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott and seconded by Council Member Gardner to approve the Certificate of Participation. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. INTRODUCTION OF SCOUTS: Mayor McArthur invited several Scouts from Troop 556 to introduce themselves. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Consider approval of the minutes of the regular City Council meeting held August 7, 2003. A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott and seconded by Council Member Isom to approve the minutes as amended. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. Consider approval of the minutes of the City Council work meeting held August 14, 2003. A motion was made by Council Member Isom and seconded by Council Member Allen to approve the minutes as amended. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. ADJOURN TO EXECUTIVE SESSION: A motion to adjourn to an executive session to discuss a property purchase was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Whatcott. Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Isom - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. Council Member Isom was excused from the meeting. RECONVENE: A motion to reconvene was made by Council Member Allen and seconded by Council Member Whatcott. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. ENTRADA ISSUES: A brief discussion was held concerning water issues involving Entrada. Staff was instructed to change out a water meter because it may be malfunctioning. A discussion was then held about the fungus/blight which is affecting the Entrada and Blackrock Nine at Sunbrook golf courses. SUNBROOK GOLF COURSE ISSUE: City Manager Gary Esplin advised that four holes have been lost at Blackrock due to a fungus/blight. This fungus has never been seen before in St. George or Las Vegas, and is resistant to fungicide. He suggested that the entire golf course be closed for two weeks in order to overseed on the point and W...


Meeting Minutes Minutes 05/18/2017:
...sp;   The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   GOLF CART LEASE/RESOLUTION: Consider approval of a resolution to replace and extend the lease for the City’s golf cart fleet.   St. George City Council Minutes May 18, 2017 Page Three   City Manager Gary Esplin reminded the Council that the City currently leases 262 golf carts from Club Car; it is the City’s responsibility, after three years, to replace batteries if needed.  This lease amendment will allow the City to continue with the existing lease.  The amount being saved is $90,000 per year.  The new lease is for a 5-year period.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the resolution approving and extending a purchase agreement for golf carts in the amount of $213,514.28 per year.   SECOND:&nbs...


City Council Minutes 09/22/2005:
...premature because not enough information is known about the project in the golf community. He stated he was on the board of trustees for the golf course and this project had never been brought before the board. He expressed concern with the commercial use of the property, and suggested that the matter be tabled until more information could be ascertained about the impact it will have on those around it. An unidentified man commented that the project would be directly to the north of the roundabout, and he was not aware of any proposed lot changes to the west. He expressed concern about height restrictions to the north. Kent Marlow, owner of Lot 46 on the corner, stated he was not notified of the meeting and expressed opposition to the proposal. Paul Kline, an owner in Chaco Trail, stated he was not aware that Entrada had approved commercial zoning in the area, and since the proposed project affects all owners in the gated community, all should have received notices of this hearing. He commented there could only be one reason the applicant wants to build his project in Santa Clara rather than St. George, and that is because of Santa Clara?s flexible building regulations. He suggested that the matter be tabled until all property owners are noticed and can respond. He stated he was opposed to the request. He also expressed concern with emergency services in the area. Jan Mower, owner of Snow Canyon Marketing and an owner in Entrada, explained that she had advised all purchasers of property in the area that the lava fields would remain open space, per the developer. She urged denial of the request. Mary Ellen Kline, a resident of Entrada, stated that none of the developers proposing to change the area live in Entrada and to them it is just a business. She urged denial of the request. Mike Curtis, a resident of Chaco Bench, stated he felt the property in question should remain in St. George. Shan Gubler, applicant, stated he would be happy to meet with Entrada residents again, and whether the building is built in Santa Clara or St. George, it will be built to the same high standards. Further, he is not trying to do anything to degrade the Entrada development, and many residents of Entrada do approve of the project. There being no further public comment, Mayor McArthur closed the public hearing. St. George City Council Minutes September 22, 2005 Page Six Council Member Allen commented she felt it would be useful for Mr. Gubler to meet with Entrada homeowners and the golf board to get a consensus. Council Member Orton commented he felt the proposal would not hurt Entrada and he could not imagine having to coordinate construction of a project within three different jurisdictions. Council Member Whatcott suggested that a wall and gate be put in at the roundabout to make Entrada a true gated community. He stated he did not see a buffer created between the residential and commercial area, and the City needed to make sure its citizens were protected and a buffer created. He suggested the matter be tabled. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to table the matter to give Mr. Gubler time to meet with area residents. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Gardner. Mr. Gubler stated he would send out letters to all residents and meet with them once again, and notify the City when he was ready to have the matter heard again. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/AMEND PLAT: Public hearing to consider a request to amend the recorded plat for Riverwood Phase 4 to change the private ownership locations for pads 251 and 252, enlarge pads 250 and 252, and adjust other pads to match existing homes, generally located at 1240 West Indian Hills Drive. Aaron Niemann and Kent Prestwich, applicants. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that when the project was developed, an error was made in the layout of the pads and some do not fit the plat. The Planning Commission recommended approval because it solves some problems for the existing homeowners, subject to (1) the home on pad #252 cannot exceed 2,000 sq. ft. in size and (2) the site plan for pad #252 be submitted to the Planning Commission for approval prior to issuance of a building permit for the home. Mr. Nicholson advised there was opposition to the request. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. An unidentified gentleman, owner of Lot 255, advised that he met to discuss Mr. Nieman?s plans with him and has since signed off on his preliminary plan. Mr. Nieman will not build his home in such a manner as to obstruct his view. Aaron Nieman stated that when he purchased the property he did not know there was a problem, and he will keep the home profile as low as possible. There being no further public comment, Mayor McArthur closed the public hearing. City Attorney Shawn Guzman explained that the City will be acquiring some of the lots within the plat because of flooding, and this would be a good time to exclude those lots from the PD by amending the plat. However, there is still some question as to where the City is in the process of acquiring the lots. He suggested the matter be tabled until the next meeting to give staff time to meet with owners in Creekside and Riverwood to address this issue. Aaron Nieman commented that he has had a sale pending since May and would like to get the matter accomplished as soon as possible. He advised that he could wait another two weeks to have the plat approved. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to table the matter for two weeks. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. Mayor McArthur called for a five minute break. PUBLIC HEARING/AMEND CITY CODE/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider a request to amend Title 10, Chapter 7F, Residential Central City Zone, St. George City Code, to make modifications and include a section on architectural standards. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson reviewed the suggested amendments. He advised that the Planning Commission recommended approval. Council Member Whatcott expressed concern with the guest parking provisions, noting that there is already a problem with multiple cars parked in areas where parking is not provided. Mr. Nicholson replied that there are parking standards which require parking for two cars per unit, and private lanes cannot be obstructed to less than 20'. Council Member Bunker suggested that parking could be accommodated by use of alleyways and parking in the back of homes. Mr. Nicholson stated that a rear alley project could be accommodated if one comes along. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. Gloria Shakespeare suggested that the committee study landscape guidelines and make a recommendation to the City Council at a future date. St. George City Council Minutes September 22, 2005 Page Seven There being no further public comment, Mayor McArthur closed the public hearing. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to approve the ordinance as presented. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Bunker - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Gardner - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider a zone change from R-1-10 to C-2 on 0.56 acre located at about 100 South and 1470 East south of the Settler?s RV Park. Brett Burgess, applicant. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that the property consists of a remnant half acre located between the Settlers RV Park and the new Marriott Hotel development. In order to clean up the plat, the Planning Commission recommended approval. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to approve the zone change by ordinance. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Bunker - aye Council Member Allen - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider a zone change from PD Residential to R-1-10 on 1.88 acres located on 1100 East at about 1000 South. Kevin Ence, applicant. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that this property was zoned PD Residential less than a year ago, but the applicant has since changed his mind and prefers to do a conventional subdivision. The Planning Commission recommends approval. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. Garry Bedingfield stated he had a home in Southfield Estates and had concerns that the single family subdivision architecture may conflict with the southwestern architecture of the nearby Episcopal church, that multi-story homes should not be allowed as nearby homes would suffer diminished privacy, and that drainage problems should be addressed. City Manager Gary Esplin clarified that the applicant could wait four months for the zoning to revert back to R-1-10 and proceed with his project then, and there would be nothing the City could do to prevent him from building an R-1-10 project. There being no further public comment, Mayor McArthur closed the public hearing. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the zone change by ordinance. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Bunker - no The motion carried. Associate Planner Mark Bradley explained that a privacy wall is not required because the adjacent zoning is R-1-10, but a privacy wall is shown on the applicant?s plans. PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider a zone change from R-2 to C-1 on .20 acre located at 243 North 400 West. Jan Kucera for Contempo Tile, applicant. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that parcels to the south are zoned C-1, property to the west is C-3, and property to the north is R-2. The applicant will remove small duplexes on the property to make additional access and employee parking. The Planning Commission recommends approval. St. George City Council Minutes September 22, 2005 Page Eight Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. Chris Hill, representing the applicant, distributed a hand-out and advised that the proposal includes landscaping and fences, and that concerns of the neighbors will be honored. Marilyn Sudimoto expressed concern with the safety of children if an access is granted on to 400 West Street. Mr. Hill replied he did not feel an access on to 400 West would increase traffic. There being no further public comment, Mayor McArthur closed the public hearing. Mr. Nicholson explained the request is consistent with the general plan. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the zone change by ordinance. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Bunker - no The motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider a zone change from A-20 to R-1-10 on 19.32 acres located at 1000 South and 3000 East. Cary Blake, applicant. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that the subject area is an area in transition. The request is consistent with the general plan, and the Planning Commission recommends approval. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing. Council Member Whatcott commented that while he was not opposed to the zone change, he wondered if approval of this request meant that the AG-20 property to the west and north would also eventually be zoned R-1-10. He stated he hoped the price range of the smaller lots would be less than for lots with R-1-12 zoning. City Manager Gary Esplin stated that the entire area need to be looked at if the City is to make a dent in attainable housing. There is a not a lot of undeveloped property left, and the City has to do something about affordable housing. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to approve the zone change by ordinance. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Bunker - aye Council Member Gardner - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. ORDINANCE/AMEND CITY CODE: Consider approval of an ordinance amending the St. George City Code to clarify that federal requirements supercede the local vendor preference on federally funded projects. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that any time federal funds are used for a project, the City cannot use its local bidding preference, and the ordinance needs to be amended to reflect this fact. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the ordinance. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Bunker - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. REQUEST TO MAINTAIN WATER LINES: Consider approval of a request by the AOPC for the City to maintain water lines beyond the meter. St. George City Council Minutes September 22, 2005 Page Nine Water Services Director Barry Barnum explained that a request has been received from the AOPC to maintain water lines within PUDs beyond the meter, and a memorandum of understanding has been developed to establish criteria for taking over the water systems where an individual meter would normally be located. The MOU was reviewed by the Water and Energy Board and comes with a recommendation for approval. The criteria for acceptance is if the PUD is qualified under the guidelines to be billed as though they have individual 3/4" meters and will apply only to water lines that are located within the streets. There will be a little over 30 projects which qualify. Council Member Orton inquired how other cities handle similar situations. Mr. Barnum replied that he had not checked with other cities. Jerry Campbell commented that the only PUDs which can qualify are those who qualify for 3/4" meters. The agreement is for a three year trial period on a 50/50 cost share basis for problems with the water lines under the street. Qualified projects have paid their impact fees. If at the end of the trial period the cost sharing does not exceed more than 10% of the cost to maintain standard neighborhoods, then the City would take over the lines 100%, as it does the sewer. Council Member Orton commented that in order to be fair, if the City takes over maintenance of water lines in one PUD, it should do so in all PUDs. Mr. Campbell commented that if the PUD is qualified and paid its impact fee, it may participate in the three year trial period. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that the PUDs had to bring their sewer lines up to standard in order to have then maintained by the City. The issue with the water lines is the impact fee credit. Those paying the credit are the ones who can participate in the trial period. Mr. Barnum advised that it is the City?s intent to take over all of them as they qualify. Mr. Esplin explained that PUDs built now all have individual meters. Mr. Barnum explained that the City would repair holes in the street caused by the maintenance, even if the street is private. Council Member Allen clarified that the City would maintain and repair water lines located in the street to the curb only. Mayor McArthur commented that water lines outside of the street are the responsibility of the PUD. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the request. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Bunker - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Orton - no The motion carried. COST SHARING AGREEMENT: Consider approval of a cost sharing agreement with Quality Excavation. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the purpose of the agreement is for oversizing of storm drain lines in the Little Valley area. $85,000 is the City?s share of the total project cost. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Garnder to approve the agreement. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. CONTRACT: Consider approval of a contract with Psomas Engineering to provide services for river armoring. City Manager Gary Esplin proposed to hire Psomas Engineering to help the City with procuring easements and rock sources for the NRCS project. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the contract. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. Mr. Esplin explained that the area covered includes the Springs area, the park in the Springs, between River Road and the U-15 freeway bridge, from Bloomington on the south side of the river from Walmart to below the bridge, from the bridge south around the Gardens area, a section in the Sunbrook area, Rivers Edge Subdivision, and around the golf course in Sunbrook. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and a...


City Council Minutes 12/21/2000:
...D: Consider award of bid for construction of cart paths for various City golf courses. This item was tabled. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of a blanket contract for screen printing for the City. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen presented bids received from four vendors for blanket screen printing services. A copy of the bids received is attached hereto as Exhibit "A." Ms. Swensen recommended award of the bid in a total amount not to exceed $75,000 to Mega Pro, Power Lounge, and Xtreme Edge. Staff will go to the lowest vendor for each particular item to see if the deadline can be met. If the deadline cannot be met, staff will then contact the vendor with the next lowest bid. St. George City Council Minutes December 21, 2000 Page Two City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the cost of T-shirts and other items which are screen printed are covered by registration fees for each particular event. A motion was made by Councilmember Gardner to award the bid in the total amount of $75,000 to be split between the three vendors - Mega Pro, Power Lounge, and Xtreme Edge. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Orton. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Gardner - aye Councilmember Orton - aye Councilmember Whatcott - aye Councilmember Allen - aye Councilmember Isom - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for improvements at the Leisure Services building. This item was tabled. FRANCHISE ORDINANCE: Consider approval of an ordinance granting an electric utility franchise to Dixie Escalante Rural Electric Association; providing rules governing the use; and providing an effective date and term. City Manager Gary Esplin advised approval of the ordinance will grant a ten year franchise to Dixie Escalante Rural Electric Association to provide electrical service to the area they currently serve. The franchise provides for an 18 month notice requirement in the event either party desires to terminate the agreement. The franchise also allows the City of St. George to serve power to City-owned facilities within the franchised area, if desired. The franchise also provides for a 6% municipal energy sales and use tax. Mr. Esplin added that it would be almost impossible for the City to take over Dixie REA’s system without causing a significant increase in the existing base, and Dixie REA is providing good service. A motion to approve the franchise ordinance as presented was made by Councilmember Gardner. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Allen. Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Councilmember Gardner - aye Councilmember Allen - aye Councilmember Isom - aye Councilmember Orton - aye Councilmember Whatcott - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. SET PUBLIC HEARINGS: Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting of December 12, 2000 recommended that a public hearing be scheduled for January 18, 2001 at 5:00 p.m. to consider approval of a zone change from A-1 to RE-20 for 18.31 acres located east of River Road on 2800 South Street. Norman Sturdevant is the applicant. The Planning Commission also recommended that a public hearing be scheduled for January 18, 2001 at 5:00 p.m. to consider approval of a zone change from C-2 to C-3 for property located south of the St. George Blvd. Sinclair station on 1000 East. John and Gail Graham are the applicants. A motion was made by Councilmember Isom to set the public hearings as recommended by the Planning Commission. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Orton. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: St. George City Council Minutes December 21, 2000 Page Three Councilmember Isom - aye Councilmember Orton - aye Councilmember Allen - aye Councilmember Whatcott - aye Councilmember Gardner - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. FINAL PLAT APPROVAL: Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting of December 12, 2000, recommended approval of the final plat for Paradise Canyon Phase III subject to reducing the pad on Lot 135 five feet away from the rock ledge towards the east to comply with the condition set at the time of preliminary plat approval, that being that development of Lots 135 and 136 not disturb the natural rock ledge. Milo McCowan is the applicant. A motion was made by Councilmember Whatcott to approve the final plat subject to the recommendations of the Planning Commission, and authorize the Mayor to sign the plat. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Orton. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Whatcott - aye Councilmember Orton - aye Councilmember Isom - aye Councilmember Gardner - aye Councilmember Allen - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. FINAL PLAT APPROVAL: Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held December 12, 2000, recommended approval of the final plat for Sienna Canyon at Webb Hill Phase III. The only change from the preliminary plat is that Lot 51 has been relocated. This phase contains 54 units, one less than the maximum allowed. A motion was made by Councilmember Isom to approve the final plat as recommended by the Planning Commission, and authorize the Mayor to sign the plat. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Allen. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Isom - aye Councilmember Allen - aye Councilmember Gardner - aye Councilmember Whatcott - aye Councilmember Orton - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. FINAL PLAT APPROVAL: Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held December 12, 2000, recommended approval of the final plat for 476 East Riverside Center located at 476 E. Riverside Drive. Lynette Miller is the agent for the developer, Paul Snow. A motion was made by Councilmember Whatcott to approve the final plat as recommended by the Planning Commission, and authorize the Mayor to sign the plat. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Isom. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: St. George City Council Minutes December 21, 2000 Page Four Councilmember Whatcott - aye Councilmember Isom - aye Councilmember Allen - aye Councilmember Gardner - aye Councilmember Orton - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. FINAL PLAT APPROVAL: Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held December 12, 2000, recommended approval of the final plat for Blackrock Condominiums at Stonebridge Amended and Extended. Brian McMullin is the applicant. A motion was made by Councilmember Orton to approve the final plat as recommended by the Planning Commission and authorize the Mayor to sign the plat. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Whatcott. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Orton - aye Councilmember Whatcott - aye Councilmember Allen - aye Councilmember Gardner - aye Councilmember Isom - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. ARCH COVERED ENTRY GATEWAY APPROVAL: Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held December 12, 2000, recommended approval of an arch covered entryway at the Bellasera Subdivision (formerly Torrey Palms Townhomes at Sunbrook) subject to: (1) City Engineer review (2) The Homeowner’s Association will be responsible for maintenance of the structure and any repairs if damaged; and (3) The applicant will comply with the City Engineer’s requirements: (a) Minimum height should be 15’3" for resurfacing work; (b) The structure must be designed by a licensed engineer with a P.E. stamp; and (c) Structure calculations must be provided with the plans for review. City Attorney Jonathan Wright advised that Fire Chief Robert Stoker reviewed the plans and elevations for the structure and it is suitable for fire trucks and engines to pass under. A motion was made by Councilmember Gardner to approve the arch covered entry gateway subject to the recommendations of the Planning Commission. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Allen. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Gardner - aye Councilmember Allen - aye Councilmember Isom - aye Councilmember Orton - aye Councilmember Whatcott - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. FINAL PLAT APPROVAL: Consider approval of the final plat for Pine View Commercial Center Subdivision. St. George City Council Minutes December 21, 2000 Page Five Councilmember Isom declared a conflict of interest as her employer is handling the title work for the project, but she advised she would participate. Councilmembers and staff commended Kent Garrett and Ron Read who spent many hours to bring this project to a successful conclusion. A motion to approve the final plat and authorize the Mayor to sign it was made by Councilmember Orton. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Whatcott. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Orton - aye Councilmember Whatcott - aye Councilmember Isom - aye Councilmember Allen - aye Councilmember Gardner - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT: Consider a request for a conditional use permit for a retail/office building approximately 62 feet in height on the northeast corner of Main and Tabernacle Streets. Mans Jennings, applicant. Councilmember Gardner declared a conflict of interest and advised he would leave the stand. Councilmember Whatcott inquired if the rendering presented at this meeting was the same as the preliminary drawings shown previously to the Mayor and Council. Councilmember Gardner advised the only change is due to requirements for the elevator and mechanics on top of the building. The Historic Preservation Committee also requested that the upper part of the building be trimmed with a parapet or cornice for decoration. Additionally, the building has been broken up to show a series of buildings, rather than just one. He then left the stand. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson advised that the building is taller than 35’ as allowed by the ordinance, and a conditional use permit is therefore required. The height from the sidewalk grade to the general roof line is 62’, and there is a pyramid-shaped sun roof at 68’, with an elevator shaft up to 71’. Other buildings taller than 35’ include the Hampton Inn, the Fairfield Inn, Boulevard Furniture, the J&J office building, the Abbey Inn, and the Snow Nuffer building. A sensitive issue exists, however, because of the proposed building’s proximity to the Tabernacle. The top of the roofline of the Tabernacle measures 45’, and 117.5’ to the top of the steeple. The Planning Commission and Historic Preservation Committee had mixed emotions, but recommended approval because of the desire to have an economic investment in the downtown area. They felt the economic benefit balanced the scale relative to the height of the building vs. the Tabernacle. Gilbert Jennings advised he represented various owners in the project. He advised that earlier drawings depicted the south side of the building at 58’, but it is now 62’. A five level parking terrace is also proposed with the City participating in the cost of the structure to provide additional public parking in the downtown area. 550 parking spaces are proposed, with half needed for the proposed project, and the other half available for use as public parking. In order to have the building balance with the size of the parking structure, the size of the building was increased and additional property acquired. Southern Utah Office will relocate to another location in downtown St. George and triple the size of their operation. Mr. Jennings explained that not only will the proposed building provide needed parking, it will also boost the image of the downtown area. Village Bank will take 27,000 sq. ft. of space on the first floor, with hopes of retail taking the remainder of the first floor. St. George City Council Minutes December 21, 2000 Page Six A motion to approve the conditional use permit as requested was made by Councilmember Allen. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Isom. Councilmember Whatcott commented that while everyone feels strongly about protecting historic buildings and maintaining their visibility, the proposed project will enhance the downtown area. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that without an anchor similar to the proposed building, other downtown businesses will not thrive and an opportunity to do something to help the downtown area will be lost. There are more pluses than minuses related to the project, it is a good project for the City, and staff supports it. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Allen - aye Councilmember Isom - aye Councilmember Orton - aye Councilmember Whatcott - aye Councilmember Gardner abstained from voting. The motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider a zone change from R-2 Duplex Residential to C-3 Commercial on .317 acres located at 165 North 200 West. Frank Fisher, agent for the Catholic Church, applicant. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson advised that the Planning Commission recommended approval of the zone change request in order to convert a residence to a book store for the Catholic Church. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing and called for a motion. A motion was made by Councilmember Isom to approve, by ordinance, the zone change as requested. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Allen. Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Councilmember Isom - aye Councilmember Allen - aye Councilmember Gardner - aye Councilmember Orton - aye Councilmember Whatcott - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider a zone change from R-1-10 Single Family Residential to PD Planned Development for 8.67 acres located north of Entrada on the east side of Snow Canyon Parkway for an addition to The Cliffs at Snow Canyon project. Randy Deschamps/Rick Smith, agents for the applicants. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson advised the applicants propose to add 8.67 acres located to the northeast to the project. This change will add 15 units to the project, an increase from 185 units to 200, but density will still be less than two units per acre. The Planning Commission recommended approval. Councilmember Isom declared a conflict of interest due to her employment, but advised she would participate unless there were objections. St. George City Council Minutes December 21, 2000 Page Seven Randy Deschamps advised there are currently two patio homes under construction, and all the rest of the homes will be of similar construction, i.e. single story, with a southwest design, facade and color. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing and called for a motion. A motion was made by Councilmember Whatcott to approve, by ordinance, the zone change as requested. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Gardner. Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Councilmember Whatcott - aye Councilmember Gardner - aye Councilmember Allen - aye Councilmember Isom - aye Councilmember Orton - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider a request for a zone change from R-1-10 Single Family Residential to PD Residential for The Plantations project located southwest of Sunbrook and west of Green Valley on 730.676 acres. Rick Rosenberg, agent for Group Management, Inc., applicant. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson advised the project had previously been approved twice, but this modified plan adds 200 residential units and deletes 9 holes from the proposed golf course. Public and private streets are proposed, with an overall density of 3.1 units per acre, not including the golf course and community center. The first phase will have access off Sunbrook Drive, and at some time in the future later phases would consider access off of Canyon View. The Planning Commission unanimously recommended approval, subject to the final plats being phased subject to water connection availability. Sidewalks are proposed for only one side of private streets, but public streets will have sidewalk on both sides. Rick Rosenberg advised that 731 acres are involved in the zone change at this time, and the applicant is participating up to $560,000 in a special improvement district for the Santa Clara sewer trunkline and also participating in payment of up to $416,000 for the water line project to the new Green Valley water tank. He advised that even though the applicant has not been developing lots, it has been expending funds to begin the project, and anticipates closing development financing for the first phase in January. The applicant owns underground water rights in an amount more than enough for the golf course, but is still hopeful reuse water will be available so that an ...


City Council Minutes 02/07/2002:
... and the State of Utah. City Manager Gary Esplin reminded that the golf courses are watered with irrigation quality water, and not culinary water. Mr. McArthur stated that homes in Tucson and Phoenix do not have lawns, and this makes a lot of difference. Mr. Esplin advised that the City's Demonstration Garden will show how xeriscaping can make a yard green and attractive without consumption of a lot of water. Water and Power Director Wayne McArthur then made a power point presentation on the power rate adjustment. Load duration and use patterns were also reviewed. Council Member Gardner advised that the Water and Power Board has wrestled with this issue and has tried to solve it from every angle. The Water and Power Department has been active trying to maximize City dollars for power purchases on a hourly basis, but the government stepped in and capped wholesale power rates and this has cost UAMPS $40,000,000. Additionally, St. George is not the only City hurting. Logan has already used all its reserves and is using General Fund dollars to help pay its power bill. He advised that two years ago the City had $15,000,000 in its reserves, but is now down to $4,000,000-$5,000,000. The City does not want to raise rates, but if it did not it would be bankrupt and lose its bonding ability as a City and its fiscal responsibility. He expressed hope that the public would understand the dilemma the City was in and how difficult it has been to deal with. Council Member Orton reminded that the City's goal is not to make money or build a large reserve, but to cover its power costs and maintain a certain level of service. Water and Power Director advised that $4,000,000 to $5,000,000 was needed as a reserve in the Power Fund, and that is where the City is currently at. City Manager Gary Esplin advised the City's cost is 5.6? per kW to purchase power only, then it has be distributed and lines and substations maintained. Mr. McArthur presented a graph depicting the cost and revenue per kW from 1991 to 2001. He advised that the Water and Power Board recommends a 40% increase in power rates across the board to all classes of customers effective February 15. He then presented a graph of rate comparisons for cities in Utah. Mayor McArthur stated that some speculate that power costs will come down, and if they do, rates can be adjusted to reflect the decrease. Water and Power Board Chairman Ross Hurst explained that the vote of the Water and Power Board to raise power rates 40% was not unanimous as he wanted to raise rates 45%. He advised that even with a 40% increase, only $900,000 would be added to the reserve over the next three years, and this is not sufficient to meet bonding requirements. The difference in raising rates 40% to 45% makes the difference of being at the bottom line or raising the reserve to where it is barely respectable. He explained that the City has not responded often enough in the past to market conditions, and it needs to adjust to the market more often due to the complicated nature of the business. He asked if anyone felt they could buy power for 6? and sell it for 4? and make money, to please show him how this can be done. St. George City Council Minutes February 7, 2002 Page Twelve Council Member Whatcott commented that every member of the City Council pays for power, and in addition has a business for which they also have to pay. They are getting a double whammy as business owners, but the bottom line is the City cannot buy power for 6? and sell it for 4?. Council Member Gardner thanked Chairman Ross Hurst and members of the Water and Power Board for their hard work. He stated theirs was not an easy task, but it was easy to sit on the sidelines and cast stones. Mayor McArthur commented that while a 40% increase sounded like a lot, the City is trying to be conservative and is trying to sell its power for the lowest price it can. He then opened the public hearing. He commented that a public hearing on an increase in impact fees will be heard at a later date. Gil Nicola, a resident of the Santa Fe Planned Unit Development, stated he understood the argument that impact fees impact the total amount of money in small ways, but if the Kemp Burdick study was based on wrong assumptions, then the conclusions were also wrong. The study says that existing water and power users contribute to increasing demands, but this is rationale advanced to justify forcing existing homeowners to subsidize new growth. The Association of Planned Unit Developments and Condominiums thinks this is an incredible argument as almost all PUD residents are retired and do not have families. The study also cites additional electrical appliances, but once a unit is purchased in a PUD, all appliances are in. The study also cites additional landscaping, but this is not allowed in a PUD. With rare exception landscaping water has been converted to drip systems and water usage has been reduced by at least 20%. The study cites expansion and remodeling as a factor, but this also is not allowed in a PUD and is prohibited by the CC&Rs. He commented that growth should pay for itself and should happen at a natural rate. Sustaining growth by subsidizing impact fees creates artificial growth and this accelerated growth strains infrastructure which has not been able to keep up. Ratepayers were assessed a surcharge last year as the infrastructure was behind the curve, and the City scrambled for money. The response to meet this crisis was more costly than it should have been. The cost of a new home is very little more than a comparable existing home, and impact fees have not been raised since 1995 and should have been increased by 15%. There are over 1200 homes currently on the market, not including those for sale by their owners, and many in PUDs cannot be sold for what was paid for them in 1995. Virginia Bacaloon, a resident of an adult community on Dixie Downs Drive, expressed concern that the City was charging customers to read the meter. She commented that several people in the park would be glad to read meters, and other cities do not charge a customer charge. She expressed concern that the sewer charge was the same for a single person as a family, and charging the same fee per household was not fair. She explained that a power rate increase would be difficult to manage on a fixed income. She expressed concern that the City Council made its own rules. Council Member Gardner replied that Logan City, Hurricane City, Payson City, and others charge a customer charge. Paul Carter, a resident of the Crystal Lakes PUD, suggested that water features in projects be eliminated and landscape personnel be licensed and learn about water conservation. He suggested a moratorium on construction take place until some of the water and power problems could be worked out, as water and power rates are driven by growth. He stated the rate increase would affect retired people on fixed incomes and he inquired if the City had a plan for those who would not be able to pay their bills. John Wells, as resident of Sports Village, stated when he was in business he had 1,300 employees and he did not pay them to try, he paid for results. He disputed Council Member Whatcott's statement that businesses suffered when rates went up, as businesses pass on the increase to their customers, and the customers end up paying for that increase too. He stated that City Manager St. George City Council Minutes February 7, 2002 Page Thirteen Gary Esplin and Water and Power Director Wayne McArthur know that homeowner associations are paying 20% more for water than others, and they agreed to do something about it, but he has not heard what that would be. He stated that if impact fees had been increased every year in accordance with other rates, this would have made a difference in how much rates would need to be raised now. He inquired what the difference would have been if growth was 3% rather than 7.5%. He also inquired where the non-culinary water used on golf courses came from, and if it could be converted to culinary use. He stated that current residents are paying for growth and those creating it should pay for it. Mayor McArthur replied that irrigation water may come from wells or rivers, and the cost of treating this water with high salinity would be higher in cost than the water the City has a chance to purchase out of the new reservoir. Some of this water even contains arsenic, and the City must abide by federal regulations in providing water. He agreed that valid points had been made about the size of meters in PUDs, and advised that the City will come up with some type of solution to this problem in the future. In response to jeers and rude comments from the audience, Council Member Orton remarked that some of the comments made were out of line and inappropriate. He advised that not one person on the City Council is benefitting from the rate increase and the City could not be blamed because national power rates had gone up. Gerald Story, a resident of a PUD, inquired if there were recognition that PUD homeowners pay more per gallon of water than individuals homeowners pay. City Manager Gary Esplin replied the City recognized there needed to be an adjustment in rates in PUDs and this will be addressed at some point in the future. However, the rate increase is needed now to cover the City's water usage for the next five years. Mr. Story inquired if there would be further discussion of this issue and a modification made before the water rate increase takes effect. Mayor McArthur replied the rate increase would take place first. Mr. Story inquired when the issue would be discussed. Mr. Esplin replied the issue would be addressed within the next several months. Mr. Story inquired if funds were generated by utility rates for capital expenditures. Mr. Esplin replied that impact fees in the Power Department cover the cost of local capital. The rate payer is covering the need to obtain new power resources. Mr. Story inquired if utility rates were also used to pay capital expenditures. Mr. Esplin replied that they are, and the 15% water increase would cover the cost of building a new pipeline from Quail Creek to St. George, and will be used to drill new wells and cover the cost of bonding to do improvements. Mr. Story recommended that the City Council table action on the rate increase until action is also taken on the impact fee increase. Mr. Esplin replied that even if the City were to raise impact fees to the maximum allowed, this still would not raise enough money to do the projects currently planned, and in any event would only save 3% of the 40% proposed power increase. St. George City Council Minutes February 7, 2002 Page Fourteen Council Member Orton advised that any delay in the rate increase would deplete the rest of the City's reserve. Tyler Nelson commented that her home which she bought in 1995 can almost be sold now for its original price. She stated she felt existing homeowners were being run out of the marketplace, and that homes in PUDs are selling for exactly what they were seven years ago. She stated she disagreed with Council Member Gardner's comment that everyone is profiting from growth, and that impact fees should be tied to rates, and if impact fees had been raised steadily in the past, a large rate increase would not now be needed. City Manager Gary Esplin replied that the City must follow State law in its process to raise impact fees, and there are specific notice and advertising requirements which must be followed. The City will follow these guidelines, but in any event impact fees cannot be used for anything other than capital. They cannot be used for operating costs or to buy power, and they cannot be added to the reserve. Ms. Nelson inquired if impact fees were supposed to pay for growth. Mr. Esplin replied that impact fees could never pay for the total cost of growth, as the State has limited what can be charged, and even if the City charged 100% of the maximum allowed, it would still not pay for all that is needed. Ms. Nelson stated that the retired community on fixed incomes does not profit from growth, and not only do they pay for it in increased rates, but then pay again when they cannot sell their homes. Ben Morewear questioned whether the increase in rates is due to the cost of the product or a catch-up for lack of a rate increase in previous years, or a combination of both. Mr. Esplin replied the increase is due to the cost of purchasing power. James Francis, a resident of a townhome project, commented that people who live in PUDs cost the City less, as 15-60 homes are put on one meter and the City has only to send one bill. Mr. Esplin replied that the costs charged are for more than simply reading the meter. On the other hand, PUDs pay less when they hook onto the City's system, and the impact fee is based on those fewer connections. Mayor McArthur commented that the impact fee was paid by the developer, however, rather than homeowner. Jerry Campbell, a resident of Vista Del Sol, suggested that impact fees be raised to 100% of the maximum amount allowable to help defray costs. He stated that growth should pay for itself. City Manager Gary Esplin replied that the City must justify whatever ir charges. The City is currently evaluating studies to charge a fee that it can defend. Mr. Campbell commented that the AOPC can provide names of retired ratepayers and they should be given a 10% cut across the board. Max Gardner, a resident of the Bloomington Country Club Townhomes, praised the City Council for their hard work, but stated he did not think the across-the-board increase was fair. He suggested that 15% water rate increase be implemented for one year and during that time it be re-evaluated. He stated the idea of a construction moratorium had merit. He stated that the increased cost of water would encourage conservation. Council Member Orton assured Mr. Gardner that the City Council will evaluate rates each year. St. George City Council Minutes February 7, 2002 Page Fifteen Bob Sexton, a resident of a Planned Unit Development, commented that while many homeowners are delinquent in their utility payments, the same cannot be said of PUD accounts, as they are paid on time. Additionally, the City's responsibility for the water line ends at the curb in PUDs. Most PUDs are adult communities without children, and they should not be paying 20% more for water. Floyd Sucker inquired if the City had a policy about installation of solar panels. Mayor McArthur replied that the City did not at this time. David Jones, a resident of Meadow Creek, commented there was a lot of run-off from lawns which could be solved by putting in a loamy, sandy soil. Rob Woodgate requested clarification of the transfer of West City Springs irrigation water into the culinary system. City Manager Gary Esplin replied that West City Springs users were given the option of selling their share(s) to the City, or given a credit on their culinary water bill. He explained that the West City Springs is culinary-quality water and will be used in the culinary system. The rest of the City's irrigation systems are not culinary-quality water and would not be cost effective as a source of culinary water. Mr. Woodgate inquired where the water came from to water the Dixie Red Hills Golf Course. Mr. Esplin replied this golf course was watered with Virgin River water. Mayor McArthur com...


City Council Minutes 08/19/2004:
... AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for four vehicles for the City?s golf facilities. St. George City Council Minutes August 19, 2004 Page Two Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen explained that staff recommends purchase of the vehicles through the State contract with Butterfield Ford, with lease-purchase financing. Financing with several different vendors was reviewed, but the Butterfield Ford financing gave the City the best rate, and the City can add the financing to other equipment which is being financed through them for the golf courses. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the only reason the City is financing the vehicles is because it is trying to keep golf course expenses in the Enterprise Fund and not use General Funds. This lease-purchase allows the City to acquire more equipment without having to pay out cash up front. MOTION: A motion to approve award of the bid to Butterfield Ford with lease-purchase financing was made by Council Member Gardner. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of a blanket contract with Bryce Christensen Excavation for excavation, hauling, and compaction work. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen explained that the City has blanket contracts established with different contractors to provide these services, but the low bidder was unable to accept the job. Bryce Christensen was the second low bidder, and is able to provide the services needed. His price for moving soil and compacting it at Seegmiller Park is approximately $44,275. She recommended that the bid be awarded to Bryce Christensen Excavating, Inc. in an amount not to exceed $44,275. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that funds in the Park Fund have been budgeted for this purpose. Mr. Christensen will also be taking soil of the Ft. Pearce Wash adjacent to the St. George Golf Club in order to alleviate flooding problems. MOTION: A motion w...


City Council Minutes 07/10/2008:
...hur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. RED HILLS GOLF PRO SHOP: Consider approval of a delivery and materials package for the golf pro shop at the Red Hills Golf Course with Satterwhite Log Homes. Development Services Director M...


City Council Minutes 03/31/2011:
...n stacked at the Rogers gravel pit in Green Valley and along the Southgate Golf Course, and FEMA has determined that it needs to be moved now. Staff proposes that JP Excavating be used to do this. They will haul the debris to the old State yard and the City will hire a chipper and grinder, and the resulting mulch will be stored to be used in landscaping. FEMA will pay 75% of the cost to remove the woody debris. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Shakespeare to approve the emergency requisition. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Pike - aye Councilmember Almquist - aye Councilmember Bunker - aye Councilmember Shakespeare - aye Councilmember Nickle - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. UPDATE ON FEMA: City Manager Gary Esplin explained that he met with FEMA this afternoon and they are looking at the City’s match and how far they want to go with mitigation. FEMA said they will work with the City on mitigation, which means strengthening the City’s ability to control floods in the future by adding extra to the walls along the Santa Clara River. They have approved approximately $325,000 in the Water Department for the Gunlock Reservoir and wells, the water line at Sunbrook and at the Convention Center and the seep ditch. The City will have about a $79,000 match for St. George City Council Minutes March 31, 2011 Page Three this work. In the Energy Department, FEMA has committed $488,000 and the City’s share is $122,000, which includes some of the work done during the flood, the 69 kV line, the power line at the Dixie Center and Gubler fields. In Wastewater, FEMA approved all protection along the river, which so far totals $525,000, with the City’s match at $131,000. At the Southgate Golf Course and Sunbrook costs could possibly be up to $1.125 million, with the City’s match at 25% of that total. The big ticket item is the rip rap to protect the golf course in the future. Then erosion control on the existing walls betwe...


City Council Minutes 05/28/2015:
...att Loo with the Snow Canyon Stake. City Manager Gary Esplin introduced golf employees Joe Manumaleuna, Steve Larsen and Colby Cowan. He recently visited Sunbrook Golf Course and it looks better than it ever has. The budget includes a request to promote Mr. Manumaleuna to Assistant Superintendent. Mayor Pike introduced Kelle Stephens, President of the DXATC. Ms. Stephens provided an update on their plan to meet the requirement for funding of their new building. She showed and outlined the proposed master plan, floor plans and conceptual renderings. The County Commissioners would like every community to participate; the City of St. George has donated 10 acres as well as the terminal building. She asked the Council to keep in mind that there might be an opportunity to participate in the bond and mentioned the municipalities that may be willing to help. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for the Little Valley Pickleball Phase 4 lighting. City Manager Gary Esplin explained the cost of the lighting from Musco Lighting Equipment is $259,000 for the 12 courts. In order to make the Senior Games deadline, the project needs to move forward quickly. Councilmember Bowcutt inquired about the lights being guaranteed for 25 years. Leisure Services Director Kent Perkins explained that if lights dim or go out, they will be replaced. City Manager Gary Esplin stated that staff will be able to control the lights off site. The cost is under the engineer’s estimate. Councilmember Bowcutt asked if this is included in the current budget or will it be paid out of RAP Tax. St. George City Council Minutes May 28, 2015 Page Two City Manager Gary Esplin stated that the City has not received very much from the RAP tax; therefore, the funds will have to be obtained through an inter-fund loan. Next year, enough funds will be received to pay for the project. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bowcutt to award the bid for the Little Valley Pickleball Phase 4 lighting in the amount of $259,000 to Musco Lighting Equipment. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall. VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. CHANGE ORDER: Consider award of a change order for the All Abilities Park structural retaining walls. City Manager Gary Esplin advised JP Excavating is the contractor doing the excavation and the civil work around the site. Since they were already on site, the process can be streamlined through a change order. It will cost $268,500 to build the structural retaining walls. In order to have the volcano and water features for the train, concrete walls are needed. This change order would be for installing the structural retaining walls. The original amount allocated was $413,000. The project is still under budget. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the change order for the All Abilities Park structural retaining walls. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Hughes. VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. Parks Planning Manager Jeff Peay showed an overall site plan, construction details, retaining wall layouts, and retaining wall profiles. City Manager Gary Esplin stated that the plan is to make the volcano interactive. Because of that, it may push back the opening. Leisure Services Director Kent Perkins provided an update on the Cremation Gardens at Tonaquint Cemetery. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for the Hela Seegmiller parking lot. St. George City Council Minutes May 28, 2015 Page Three City Manager Gary Esplin stated that there are extra dollars with the donation from Dixie Power which the City committed in using the money on the farm. There is already interest in using the facilities there. The low bid is $97,914 from Western Rock Products. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to award the bid for the Hela Seegmiller parking lot to Western Rock Products in the amount of $97,914. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall. VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. DISCUSSION ON THE 2015-2016 FISCAL BUDGET PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT: Public Works Director Cameron Cutler presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: Public Works Department; and St. George Municipal Airport. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that with regards to a proposed name change, he hopes staff looks into the FAA requirements. A regional airport may have to have a board of directors. Mr. Cutler continued with his PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: Suntran; and Development. City Manager Gary Esplin explained City Works is a program that is very well used. He mentioned that business licensing will be moving downstairs around June 15th. Councilmember Bowcutt asked if City Works can track planning and zoning. Mr. Cutler explained that he is not sure; he will have to look into that. Economic & Housing Development Director Matt Loo explained that originally the module for permit tracking was a beta; however, the module has improved since then. Mr. Cutler continued with his PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: Public Works Organization; Customer Service; Streets; Pavement Management Comparison; Mill & Re-Pave; Cold In-Place Recycling; and Chip Seal. Mayor Pike mentioned the bike lanes on Main Street between Bluff Street and 700 South. Additionally, he said chip sealing is not a good surface to ride a bike on. Mr. Cutler continued with his PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: Seal Coat (Mastic Sealant or HA5); Capital Projects; and I-15 Underpass at Mall. He mentioned that sat in a presentation on auto CAD, some of which he may be able to implement in the Planning Department. St. George City Council Minutes May 28, 2015 Page Four Councilmember Hughes mentioned that he received an email from UDOT regarding a phone app called click n’ fix. The app allows citizens to take a picture of a road issue to be fixed. HOUSING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT: Economic & Housing Development Director Matt Loo stated that business licensing will be relocating downstairs to better assist customers. The Golf Division budget was cut $100,000 from the previous year; their biggest need is equipment. He outlined the proposed changes for personnel in the Golf Division. With regard to SwitchPoint, they are working with Welcome H...


City Council Meeting Minutes Minutes 06/20/2019:
...l and training to learn how to use the equipment; 2) To increase Red Hills Golf’s improvement budget for costs to repair irrigation, drainage, and other course repairs near #8 tee and rough due to the Bluff Street Widening project. The repair costs can be covered by Red Hill Golf’s revenues coming in higher then budgeted amounts; 3) To increase Southgate Golf’s Pro Shop merchandise budget due to golfers redeeming St. George City Council Minutes June 20, 2019 Page Three   certificates won in tournaments played in the prior year. The costs are covered by Southgate Golf’s revenues coming in higher than budgeted amounts; 4) To adjust ...


City Council Minutes 11/03/2016:
...D OF BID: Consider award of bid for the design of the new Dixie Red Hills Golf Course clubhouse.   Economic & Housing Development Director Matt Loo presented the request to award the bid for the design of the new Dixie Red Hills Golf Course clubhouse.  A committee was assembled and recommends entering into a professional services agreement with MRW Design who will help with the design of the new building. He noted that the existing clubhouse was built around 1965.   City Attorney Shawn Guzman added this will be subject to approval by the Legal Department as the contract proposed by MRW Design is not the City’s standard services contract.  He does not believe the cost will change.   City Manager Gary Esplin arrived.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to award the bid for the design of the new Dixie Red Hills Golf Course clubhouse to MRW Design for the professional services agreement...


City Council Meeting Minutes Minutes 11/01/2018:
...t Commercial).  He showed and outlined the plat.  They will have golf cart easement along the roads and will provide a guarantee bond that the roads will be built.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the roadway dedication plat for Desert Color Parkway and Lagoon Parkway and authorize the Mayor to sign. SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca. VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:   Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye           The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. St. George City Council Minutes November 1, 2018 Page Seventeen   ROADWAY DEDICATION PLAT: Consider approval of a roadway dedication plat for Lago Vista Drive, Alienta Drive, and Sentieri Vista Drive.   Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the roadway dedication plat for Lago Vista Drive, Alienta Drive, and Sentieri Vista Drive located at approximately 2080 West and 960 South; zoning is R-1-10 (Single Family Residential 10,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size).  He showed and outlined the plat.  The applicant will not be constructing at this time.   City Attorney Shawn Guzman explained Energy Services needs an easement along the future roadways; therefore, The Lakes agreed to dedicate the roadway.  Because they are required to build the roads, he suggested adding a note on the plat to state the developer has the responsibility to build them per the development agreement.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the roadway dedication plat for Lago Vista Drive, Alienta Drive, and Sentieri Vista Drive with the conditions as described by City Attorney Shawn Guzman. SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt. VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:   Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye           The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   ROADWAY DEDICATION PLAT: Consider approval of a roadway dedication plat for Plantations Drive and Alienta Drive.   Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the roadway dedication plat for Plantations Drive and Alienta Drive located at approximately 2080 West and 960 South; zoning is R-1-10 (Single Family Residential 10,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size).  He showed and outlined the plat.    City Attorney Shawn Guzman added this is a separate agreement with The Lakes.  The entire roadway is subject to the development agreement; the same plat note would be added.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the roadway dedication plat for Plantations Drive and Alienta Drive with the conditions regarding the construction of the roads and the note attached as described by City Attorney Shawn Guzman. SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt. VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows: St. George City Council Minutes November 1, 2018 Page Eighteen   Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye           The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   PRELIMINARY PLAT: Consider approval of the preliminary plat for Desert Color Town Center (Big Shots Golf).   Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the preliminary plat for a 2-lot commercial subdivision located south of the Southern Parkway, north of Black Mountain Drive, and east of the I-15 Freeway; zoning is PD-C (Planned Development Commercial).  Since the preliminary plat does not have direct access to the public right-of-way, the applicant will need to create an access easement to be able to connect to Black Mountain Drive.  He showed and outlined the preliminary plat.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the preliminary plat for Desert Color Town Center Bigshots Golf. SECOND:        The motion was sec...


City Council Minutes 05/16/2002:
...area, including upgrade of the trunk line downstream through the Southgate Golf Course and extending lines into the Winchester area for the future. The City is also looking at expanding from the Sun River area up to the Atkinville Interchange. The airport will need to be serviced with a trunkline from the Ft. Pearce Industrial Park and will also serve major residential development in the south block area and around the new airport. The Plan has 15 projects regionally in Wastewater and 17 in the Collection system. He advised that the Wastewater Division is exclusively growth driven with growth funding a majority of its revenue. The Division is well managed by Barry Barnum and is an efficient organization well set for the future. It is not expected that expansion will have to take place for ten years and will be driven by growth. He advised that transportation is funded about half by the State and federal sources, and half by City funds such as sales tax and development exactions. Drainage is also a 50-50 split between development and all other sources. Mayor McArthur inquired why the access to the new airport through Horseman's Park was not shown on the capital facilities plan. Mr. Bulloch replied that Little Valley Road is shown as the access to the new airport. The City is trying to focus on the southern corridor as the primary access, but may have to modify its plan. Council Member Whatcott inquired why no specific dates to begin were shown on the transportation list, such as the Atkinville Interchange. Mr. Bulloch replied that the City was meeting now with property owners to develop a formula for splitting costs above grant funds available for this project. The funding gap for this project is estimated to be four million dollars. The City cannot move ahead too quickly as it must wait for the environmental impact statement and record of required because of federal funds being used for this project. It is hoped that construction will begin within three years. Council Member Whatcott inquired if the projects were listed by time frame. Mr. Bulloch replied that they were listed by priority and would be done as money becomes available. He asked City Council Members if they agreed with the priorities. Mayor McArthur replied that the City Council can occasionally rethink the priority list. He inquired if the funding of eight million dollars for the Atkinville Interchange was secure. Mr. Bulloch replied that it was. City Manager Gary Esplin advised there was $409,000 in the Streets Impact Fund, $381,000 in the Drainage Impact Fund, and $400,000 in the Sewer Impact Fund. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing and called for a motion. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that the City Council has an opportunity every year to change its priorities when the budget is adopted. Jerry Campbell, representing the AOPC, inquired if only water and power impact fees were being considered for an increase. City Manager Gary Esplin replied that staff has not made a recommendation to increase impact fees other than for water and power. Mayor McArthur commented that all impact fees will be discussed, but staff has not recommended any changes to impact fees other than for water and power. St. George City Council Minutes May 16, 2002 Page Six Mr. Campbell commented that impact fees have not been raised since 1994. Mr. Esplin replied that impact fees can only be adjusted as part of the capital facilities plan review. Mr. Campbell stated that impact fees are currently set at 75%, while only getting 50% value of the impact. Mr. Esplin stated that the public hearing on impact fees will be held June 6 or 20. Council Member Whatcott commented that the City currently uses all funds collected, and that does not mean the accounts are empty as they are constantly being replenished by construction and the funds will be used for future projects. He then made a motion to approve the capital facilities plans by resolution. The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen. Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Gardner - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. CONSENT CALENDAR: Consider approval of the financial statement for April, 2002. A motion was made by Council Member Allen and seconded by Council Member Gardner to approve the financial statement as presented. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of a blanket purchase order for building and plan review services. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen advised that a blanket purchase order is desired for a professional services contract for review of commercial building plans. The amount of the contract will be $30,000 for the year. The vendor is Willdan from Las Vegas. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that building department staff cannot keep up with the current workload, and fees collected from building permits will be used to hire someone to do commercial plan checks. Ms. Swensen commented that plan review will include some structural design and engineering. City Manager Gary Esplin stated that staff does not have the expertise to review these plans as they do not see them often enough. A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott and seconded by Council Member Gardner to award a blanket purchase order for building and plan review services to Willdan in the amount of $30,000 for the year. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Allen - aye St. George City Council Minutes May 16, 2002 Page Seven The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for construction of the Navajo Detention Basin project Phase I. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen presented four bids received: Interstate Rock Products $320,170.20 L&M Construction $240,939.00 Mel Clark Construction $310,233.00 Rogers Construction $192,353.50 She recommended award to the low bidder, Rogers Construction, in the amount of $192,353.50. The Navajo Detention Basin is located west of Bloomington on State lands. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that SITLA granted the City a right to go on to their property. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Whatcott to award the bid to the low bidder, Rogers Construction, in the amount of $192,353.50. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Allen - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of a contract for the tee time reservation system for City golf courses. This item was tabled. PUBLIC HEARING/AMEND FISCAL BUDGET/RESOLUTION: Public hearing to consider amendments to the fiscal budget for 2001-2002. City Manager Gary Esplin reviewed the proposed amendments. See Exhibit "A" attached hereto. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing and called for a motion. A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott and seconded by Council Member Gardner to approve the amendments as presented by resolution. Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Allen - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. ORDINANCE: Consider approval an ordinance requiring sterilization of animals adopted or claimed from the City of St. George Animal Shelter. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that this ordinance is necessary to bring the City into conformance with State law. The ordinance requires all cats and dogs adopted or claimed from the animal shelter to be sterilized. The sterilization fee will be required at the time of adoption and will be paid to the vet clinics which St. George City Council Minutes May 16, 2002 Page Eight have contracted with the City once proof of sterilization is received. If the animal is not sterilized within 30 days, the animal can be impounded or the fee paid forfeited. The ordinance also allows the City to require sterilization of an animal that has been picked up two times in a period of one year. Animal Control Officer David Vane commented that the City may see a temporary reduction in the number of adoptions due to the sterilization fee. A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott and seconded by Council Member Allen to approve the ordinance as presented. Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Gardner - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. RESOLUTION: Consider approval of a resolution approving the Economic Development Agreement with Wells Dairy Group. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that this agreement is a culmination of discussions with Wells Dairy in an attempt to have them locate in St. George. An Economic Development Agency (EDA) was created for the Ft. Pearce Industrial Park. Under this agreement, Wells Dairy would have the right to use property taxes they generate to cover some of their building and infrastructure costs. Construction will begin within a year of the agreement and will be completed by 2006. It is proposed that Wells Dairy receive 80% of the tax increment generated by and through construction of their facility for 15 years. 20% will come back to the City to use in its affordable housing program. Wells Dairy also has the right to trigger when the assessment begins, and they plan to begin after the facility has been completed. They may use the increment for whatever is allowed by law. The agreement also includes non-binding language which states that 50 acres currently under negotiation for option might be included in a similar agreement, in addition to the 50 acres they have purchased. By entering into this agreement, Wells Dairy is making a major statement about their plans to locate additional facilities here. If State law changes and affects the money received by them, the City will make its best efforts to keep them whole. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Allen to approve by resolution the economic development agreement with Wells Dairy. Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. Washington County Economic Development Director Scott Hirschi advised that a groundbreaking for Blue Bunny would take place June 7 at 9:00 a.m. RESOLUTION: Consider approval of a resolution establishing an escrow agreement regarding improvements for Commerce Drive and River Road. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that Wells Dairy would like its building permit before improvements are in place. The escrow agreement was prepared by the Ft. Pearce development group and reviewed by the City Attorney. Money will be deposited into an escrow account from the sale of property to guarantee that improvements will be constructed in a timely manner and in place before the Blue Bunny facility is occupied. The City will have the right to force St. George City Council Minutes May 16, 2002 Page Nine improvements to be made without using fees from the General Fund of the City. Because of the importance of this company locating in St. George, and because it is such a great project, staff feels comfortable recommending approval of the agreement. The escrow agreement would be similar to a cash bond which is allowed under current City policy. City Attorney Jonathan Wright commented that there would be no monetary obligation on the part of the City, and the escrow account is better than a bond. The amount deposited will be 110% more than the project's estimated cost. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Whatcott to approve the resolution establishing an escrow agreement for improvements to Commerce Drive and River Road. Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Allen - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. ADJOURN TO NEIGHBORHOOD REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY MEETING: A motion to adjourn to a Neighborhood Redevelopment Agency meeting was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Allen. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. RECONVENE: A motion to reconvene was made by Council Member Whatcott and seconded by Council Member Allen. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Gardner - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. ABANDONMENT RESOLUTION: Consider approval of a resolution abandoning the easement between Lots 12 and 13 of the Pheasant Run Estates Subdivision. City Manager Gary Esplin explained the owner of Lot 12 and 13 in Pheasant Run Estates would like to combine the lots for construction on Lot 12, and will give the City all necessary easements. A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott and seconded by Council Member Gardner to approve the abandonment by resolution as requested. Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Allen - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. ABANDONMENT RESOLUTION: Consider approval of a resolution abandoning the easement between Lots 29 and 69 of Canyon View Ridge Subdivision in the Sunbrook development. St. George City Council Minutes May 16, 2002 Page Ten City Manager Gary Esplin explained that abandonment of the easement between Lots 29 and 60 of the Canyon View Ridge Subdivision will facilitate purchase of some of the adjacent golf course outside the playing area. A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott and seconded by Council Member Gardner to approve the abandonment by resolution as requested. Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Allen - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that the cost per square foot will be set by appraisal. ABANDONMENT RESOLUTION: Consider approval of a resolution abandoning the easement between Lots 42 and 43 of Bloomington Hills Subdivision Phase 10. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the owner of Lots 42 and 43 in the Bloomington Hills No. 10 Subdivision would like to combine both lots into one. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Whatcott to approve the abandonment by resolution as requested. Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Allen - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. SET PUBLIC HEARINGS: Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held May 14, 2002, recommended that public hearings be scheduled for June 6, 2002 at 5:00 p.m. to consider an amended PD zone for Entrada by adding approximately 81 acres and 114 residential units to the original PD, and to consider a zone change from R-1-40 to PD Commercial and also amend the existing PD Commercial building elevations and uses on property located north of the Flying J station on the northeast corner of Brigham Road and I-15. A motion was made by Council Member Allen and seconded by Council Member Gardner to set the public hearings as recommended by the Planning Commission. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. SET PUBLIC HEARINGS: Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held May 14, 2002, recommended that public hearings be scheduled for June 20, 2002 at 5:00 p.m. to consider approval of the updated General Plan and Land Use Map for the City, and a zone change from R-1-10 to AP for property located at approximately 115 South Mall Drive. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Whatcott to set the public hearings as recommended by the Planning Commission. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: St. George City Council Minutes May 16, 2002 Page Eleven Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Allen - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PRELIMINARY PLAT: Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held May 14, 2002, recommended approval of the amended preliminary plat to reconfigure the phases, include six more lots, and extend the project boundary for The Knolls at Little Valley located at 2800 South River Road. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that approval of this amended preliminary plat will allow 83% of the lots on the interior to be platted and built without any improvements to the 80' right-of-way along Phase 3. Mayor McArthur inquired how the City could ensure that the frontage is improved. City Manager Gary Esplin replied that an agreement could be entered into that would require retention of a certain amount of funds to cover the cost of road improvements for a certain amount of property. Otherwise there is no guarantee that Phase 3 will ever be built and the road improved. Mayor McArthur commented that this is a tough issue for the rest of the City, as the interior will look good but the frontage not completed. City Attorney Jonathan Wright advised that the City could require the frontage be improved before the permits are drawn. City Manager Gary Esplin recommended that staff review plans for improving the frontage with the developer before the final plat is approved. Council Member Whatcott commented that this problem is not unique to this project alone, as it needs to be addressed all over town. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that some of the frontage improvement costs are the City's on 80 foot roads. Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that the construction drawings and improvement plan for this phase of the project are different from what was approved, and needs to be addressed. Public Works Director Larry Bulloch commented that in preliminary discussions with Kevin Ence, he agreed to contribute a certain amount to an escrow fund which could be applied to improvement of the road as each lot is sold. This has been confirmed with the City Engineer, and the terms are acceptable to the Engineering Department. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Whatcott to approve the preliminary plat subject to making arrangements with the City for improvement of the 80' road. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Allen - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. Council Member Whatcott stated that he was not in favor of the plat approval unless arrangements were made for improvement of the road. St. George City Council Minutes May 16, 2002 Page Twelve FINAL PLAT: Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held May 14, 2002, recommended approval of the final plat for River Crest Townhomes Phase I. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Allen to approve the final plat as recommended by the Planning Commission and authorize the Mayor to sign it. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. FINAL PLAT: Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held May 14, 2002, recommended approval of the final plat for Sunset Lane subdivision. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Allen to approve the final plat as recommended by the Planning Commission and authorize the Mayor to sign it. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. FINAL PLAT: Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held May 14, 2002, recommended approval of the final plat for Bellsera Townhomes at Sunbrook Phase 2. A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott and seconded by Council Member Gardner to approve the final plat and authorize the Mayor to sign it. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Allen - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. LOT SPLIT: Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held May 14, 2002, recommended approval of a lot split for commercial property located north of the Maverick Store and across from Lins Market on Dixie Downs Road. The lot split would have one main access off of Dixie Downs Road, which would be a joint access easement for both parcels. A joint access easement with property to the east is also proposed. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Whatcott to approve the lot split as recommended by the Planning Commission. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Allen - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. St. George City Council Minutes May 16, 2002 Page Thirteen CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT: Consider a request for approval of a conditional use permit for two temporary modular classrooms at Sunhawk Academy located at 948 North 1300 West. Sarah Weston, agent for Sunhawk Academy, applicant. This item was withdrawn from the agenda at the request of the applicant. CLARIFICATION OF PD ZONE AT HIDDEN VALLEY: Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that the Hidden Valley Condominiums construction drawings are in the review process. A designated area for RV parking/storage within an enclosed six foot fence is shown on the plans. This was not shown on the plans or described in the PD text which was previously approved. Staff feels the City Council should be aware of the change and either accept or deny it. If the City Council is comfortable with the RV parking/storage, staff recommends that a solid wall, not of wood or chain link with slats, be required around the RV parking area. The applicants are willing to put up a solid wall if the area is approved for RV and boat parking and storage. A motion was made by Council Member Allen and seconded by Council Member Whatcott to approve the change to the PD as requested subject to construction of a solid wall around the parking/storage area. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Gardner - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PRESENTATION RE TRAFFIC CONCERNS: Presentation from Mr. Beeching regarding traffic concerns adjacent to his residence at 2090 Sherman Road in the Bloomington Hills area. This item was tabled at the request of the applicant. REQUEST FOR BEER LICENSE: Consider a request for a beer license for BP West Coast Products LLC located at 1572 Convention Center Drive. City Manager Gary Esplin explained this would not be a new license, just a change of ownership at the AM PM store located at the south interchange. A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott and seconded by Council Member Gardner to approve the beer license as requested. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Allen - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. AIRPORT LEASE: Consider approval of an airport property lease agreement between the City of St. George and Steven G. Roundy. Public Works Director Larry Bulloch advised that the Airport Board recommends approval. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Whatcott to approve the lease as requested. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: St. George City Council Minutes May 16, 2002 Page Fourteen Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Allen - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. AIRPORT LEASE: Consider approval of an airport property lease agreement between the City of St. George and Amicorp, Inc. Public Works Director Larry Bulloch explained that Amicorp is assuming the terms and conditions of a lease held by Wayne Olsen at a rate of $.10 per square foot. The current lease rate is $.15 per square foot. Amicorp is buying ten T-hangars owned by Mr. Olsen, and the current lease is good through 2007. Amicorp has received notice that the City will be moving its airport. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Allen to approve the lease as presented. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. AIRPORT USE AGREEMENT: Consider approval of an airport use agreement between the City of St. George and West Wings Aviation, Inc. Public Works Director Larry Bulloch advised that West Wings Aviation is subleasing a hangar owned by Lynn Ginnochio and will be doing training, aircraft repair and rental. The Airport Board asked them to make arrangements to base their reception area in the old terminal building and gain access through that building to their operations. Brian Christiansen is working with them to provide sun shade services for the aircraft and will be located in the same building. Shawn Ferris, representing West Wings Aviation, was present. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Allen to approve the airport use agreement as requested. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. AIRPORT USE AGREEMENT: Consider approval of an airport use agreement between the City of St. George and Brian Christiansen. This item was discussed as part of the discussion concerning the West Wings Aviation airport use agreement, above. A motion was made by Council Member Allen and seconded by Council Member Whatcott to approve the airport use agreement as presented. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Gardner - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. St. George City Council Minutes May 16, 2002 Page Fifteen TASK ORDER AT NEW AIRPORT: Consider approval of a Task Order for work to be done at the new airport. Public Works Director Larry Bulloch advised that the City is rapidly moving into a program management phase with regard to the replacement airport, and the task orders are another step on the ladder. Carter Burgess will do the work as authorized, which is to do a base line budget or the absolute minimum cost to build the airport, and then an estimate for a first-class airport. The City will then know the ranges for required funding. A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott and seconded by Council Member Gardner to approve the task order as requested. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Allen - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that Mr. Bulloch has been instructed to utilize the new Airport Manager who is coming on board June 3 as much as possible to reduce the per hour charges of the consultant, which are very high. The City's new Airport Manager is currently the manager of the airport in Cody, Wyoming which has as many enplanements a year as St. George (40,000). APPOINTMENTS: Consider appointments to various boards and commissions of the City. Mayor McArthur recommended appointment of Council Member Orton to the WCIA Board to replace Council Member Isom. A motion was made by Council Member Allen and seconded by Council Member Whatcott to appoint Council Member Orton to the WCIA Board. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Gardner - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Consider approval of the minutes of the regular City Council meeting held April 18, 2002. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Whatcott to approve the minutes as amended. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Allen - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. Consider approval of the minutes of the special City Council meeting held April 25, 2002. A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott and seconded by Council Member Allen to approve the minutes as amended. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: St. George City Council Minutes May 16, 2002 Page Sixteen Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Gardner - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. Consider approval of the minutes of the regular City Council meeting held May 2, 2002. A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott and seconded by Council Member Gardner to approve the minutes as amended. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Allen - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. MISCELLANEOUS LETTERS: Mayor McArthur read several letters of concern from citizens. FT. PEARCE WASH EQUIPMENT RENTAL: City Manager Gary Esplin advised that several property owners along the Ft. Pearce Wash have been doing excavation of the wash while receiving little payment for it. The City did not have to bid this out because the adjacent property owners are doing the work. Quality Excavation who owns the point in the subdivision, would like to do the excavation and is approaching $35,000 in costs. The City has been negotiating with them while they are improving and shoring up the wash and protecting their own property. Adjacent property owners have done $3 million dollars worth of work in the wash. It was the consensus of the City Council to continue the program. DISCUSSION RE WATER: City Manager Gary Esplin explained that when the Santa Clara River dries up in June or July, and since the West City Springs is no longer in the ditches, the City will be out of irrigation water at the Southgate Golf Course, Tonaquint Park and cemetery. Their sole source of water is the Santa Clara River with supplementation from the West City Springs. Wells water the original 18 holes of Sunbrook, but the new 9 holes are watered by the Santa Clara River. The well used to water Sunbrook is the old Landon Frei well and supplements Entrada and the Canyons complex. However, there is nothing to water Southgate. There is a surface well at Southgate which is being pumped right now, but it is believed that when the river dries up, so will this well. Mr. Esplin advised that he authorized a $25,000 emergency expenditure to install a line from the J. C. Snow Park area which would connect to the storm drain on Main Street which runs under the freeway and dumps into an existing irrigation line adjacent to Southgate. However, there are no funds budgeted for this, although funds could be used from the drainage fund to install the line. The bid for this $25,000 project came in at $52,000, and he expressed concern that this may be a one time use. This does, however, give the City the possibility of tying Virgin River water to the golf course and parks on the west side of the Black Hill. When reuse water ...


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...,000, and replacing the Sand Hollow Aquatic Center dome, cost unknown. The Golf division has ceased issuing new cache cards - next week’s agenda will list a proposed fee resolution which will include a loyalty card for the golf courses. 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 t...


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...their water conservation efforts, and advised that City parks, cemeteries, golf courses, and school grounds were watered with irrigation water. There are so many facilities to water that they cannot all be watered during night-time hours, and the City must take its irrigation turns when they are available. Conservation Coordinator Ren? Fleming advised that water usage is down 16-17% from two years ago, while usage for the month of June is down 6.78%. She explained that citizens may call her at 986-4432 if they see any type of water waste or broken sprinklers. She explained that the City?s goal is not to fine, but to inform and educate to preserve water. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for a one-ton, 4 WD, single rear axle truck with extended cab for the Energy Services Department. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen presented two bids received: Butterfield Ford $29,870 St. George Ford $26,252 She recommended award of the bid to the low bidder, St. George Ford, in the amount of $26,252. She explained that the State contact has expired so the City issued specs and called for bids. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Orton to award the bid to the low bidder, St. George Ford, in the amount of $26,252. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for an F-450, 1.5 ton cab/chassis, 2 WD regular cab truck for the Energy Services Department. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen presented two bids received: St. George Ford $27,982 Young Chevrolet $28,522 She recommended award of the bid to the low bidder, St. George Ford, in the amount of $27,982. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Allen to award the bid to the low bidder, St. George Ford, in the amount of $27,982. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF BLANKET CONTRACT: Consider award of a blanket contract for poly phase solid state demand meters, single phase. St. George City Council Minutes June 19, 2003 Page Two Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen recommended award of a blanket contract with the manufacturer?s representative, Codale Electric, in an amount not to exceed $55,000 for the year. A motion was made by Council Member Orton and seconded by Council Member Whatcott to award the blanket contract to Codale Electric in an amount not to exceed $55,000 for the year. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF BLANKET CONTRACT: Consider award of bid for local telecommunication service. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen recommended award of a blanket contract with One Tel. A motion was made by Council Member Orton and seconded by Council Member Allen to award the blanket contract to One Tel. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. Administrative Services Director Joe Vincent explained that the City will realize savings of about $15,000 a year, but will be paying 10% more than it is currently paying. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for a heavy duty lift for Fleet Management. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen presented the following bids: Del Bigelow Enterprises $56,605 Auto Equipment of Nevada $68,590 Maric Sales of Utah $64,080 She recommended award of the bid to Del Bigelow Enterprises in the amount of $56,605 with an option of safety switches on the inside rails in the amount of $1,000, for a total of $57,605. A motion was made by Council Member Allen and seconded by Council Member Orton to award the bid to Del Bigelow Enterprises in the amount of $57,605. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for a water truck for the Water Services Department. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen presented the following bids: Lake City International (new truck) $47,974 Sterling Trucks of Utah (new truck) $46,432 Freightliner of Utah (new truck) $44,604 Sterling Trucks of Utah (used truck) $29,900 Freightliner of Utah (used truck) $32,000 She clarified that the new vehicle bids include cab and chassis only, whereas the used truck bids are for a complete water truck. She recommended award of the bid to Sterling Trucks of Utah for a used 1994 Ford LA9000 truck in the amount of $29,900. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Whatcott to award the bid to Sterling Trucks of Utah in the amount of $29,900. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. VACATING ORDINANCE: Consider approval of an ordinance vacating a portion of platted roadway located at 1400 South 2580 East. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that staff recommends approval. A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott and seconded by Council Member Gardner to approve the ordinance. Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: St. George City Council Minutes June 19, 2003 Page Three Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Orton - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PRELIMINARY PLAT: Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held June 10, 2003, recommended approval of the preliminary plat for Sun River Phase 10 with 68 units. The Planning Commission found that reducing the street width from 30' to 29' did not constitute a significant change to the PD. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Orton to approve the preliminary plat. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AMENDED PRELIMINARY PLAT: Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held June 10, 2003, recommended approval of the amended preliminary plat for Blackrock at Stonebridge with 116 units. The proposed change allows for single story, two story and three story buildings with detached garages along with the existing style of two and one-half story buildings with garages. The original plat called for two story buildings. The Planning Commission determined there was no significant change to the PD. A motion was made by Council Member Orton and seconded by Council Member Gardner to approve the amended preliminary plat. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AMEND CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT: Consider a request to amend an existing conditional use permit for the Children?s Orchard Childcare and Preschool located at 195 South Main Street to extend the hours of operation to 24 hours per day, seven days a week. Associate Planner Mark Bradley explained that the applicants, Patrick and Tabitha Reid, would like to amend their existing conditional use permit for The Children?s Orchard Childcare and Preschool at 195 South Main to extend the hours of operation to 24 hours per day, seven days a week. The Planning Commission recommends approval subject to (1) enclose the dumpster within 15 days; and (2) research the history of a permanent resident on-site. The Planning Commission felt there is adequate parking. Staff?s concern is the impact on residents. The applicants are licensed for up to 50 children with the State, but there are currently 90 children enrolled. Mrs. Reid explained that when she purchased the business, it was with the understanding that the people next door were residential agents. She stated she did not know she could not expand, and has already been providing 24 hour per day seven days a week care. Mr. Bradley explained that the property is surrounded by residential zoning on both sides. Council Member Allen inquired if the property would revert back to a single family use or remain commercial if the applicants were to move from the site. Mr. Bradley explained that the property should never have become a commercial use, and the conditional use permit allows a resident parent to stay at home and care for the children. City Attorney Shawn Guzman explained that the intent of the conditional use permit in the current zone is to allow a stay-at-home parent to have another income by providing a day care service. However, the current use is very different and is a commercial enterprise, just as if a gas station were located in a residential neighborhood. If the City Council grants a conditional use permit for this type of use, it would be setting a precedent and would have to allow it to happen in any residential area. St. George City Council Minutes June 19, 2003 Page Four Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that under the City?s Zoning Ordinance, a school or preschool is a conditional use. The present use qualifies as a preschool, and in those cases a full time resident is not required. Council Member Whatcott commented that a school does not operate 24 hours per day. Debbie Justice commented that as the community has grown, opportunities and jobs have grown too, and there is no where else in the county for families to get good 24 hour care for their children. Traditional child care has grown from the original definition, and she asked the City Council to take that into consideration when it makes its decision. City Attorney Shawn Guzman explained that the City Council would be setting a precedent by calling a 24 hour daycare a school, and would be opening up all residential areas to this type of use. The City Council can do this at its discretion, but it would broaden the definition of a school. The Council could, if it so chose to do so, advise the applicant to come into compliance within the next year. Council Member Whatcott commented that by giving the applicants a year to come into compliance, the conditional use permit becomes invalid. He commented that the original conditional use permit issued by the City is for 28 children, and the applicants now have 90. Mrs. Reid advised that the State issued her a permit for 50 children. Council Member Whatcott commented that while that may be so, the City has only approved up to 28 children. Laura Woolsey, City Business License Officer, advised that several renewal notices had been sent to the applicants advising them to renew their business license by February 28, but there had been no response until recently, when this issue was brought to her attention. Council Member Allen commented that the applicants? lease expires in August, 2004, and she then made a motion to allow them to come into compliance by August 2004. The motion was seconded by Council Member Gardner. Council Member Whatcott commented he would like to see where the City gave permission for the applicants to have 50 children. Ms. Woolsey replied that the applicants are aware they are only supposed to have 28 children, even if the State license says they may have 50 children. Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that permission to have 28 children was established in 1986 when the conditional use permit was granted, and a higher number has never been set. Council Member Whatcott inquired if the Fire Department had inspected the home. Fire Chief Robert Stoker replied that he would have to check his records, but the facility has been inspected at least once a year. Council Member Whatcott inquired if the inspections were made according to the City or State requirements. Chief Stoker replied that the inspections were made according to the State requirements, as they had not seen the City requirements. Mrs. Reid clarified that the State requires 35 sq. ft. per child. She advised that her facility was last inspected by the Fire Department in September, 2002. Council Member Whatcott expressed concern that the inspection was carried out for the State license, and not the City license. The applicants have maxed out their enrollment according to the State, regardless of what the City authorized, and that is not right. Council Member Allen amended her motion to approve the amended conditional use permit, with the applicant coming into compliance with the number of students within 14 months. If there is any conflict between the City and State concerning the St. George City Council Minutes June 19, 2003 Page Five number of students, the applicants will have to come into compliance within six months. City Attorney Shawn Guzman expressed concern with the motion. He suggested that the City Council recognize that the applicants are not in compliance, and that they will have to work with City zoning and legal to come into compliance or move to another location within a suggested time frame of six months. Council Member Allen agreed to amend her motion to recognize that the applicants are not in compliance with the existing conditional use permit, and that they will have to come into compliance or move to another location within six months. Council Member Gardner seconded this amended motion. City Attorney Shawn Guzman clarified that the motion does not grant a conditional use permit, as the current use of the property is not in harmony with zoning for that area. This will also allow the City time to determine the appropriate number of children for the location in question. Council Member Allen clarified her amended motion to deny the conditional use permit, and give the applicants six months to come into compliance, with a review at the end of the six month period. Council Member Gardner agreed to this clarification. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider a request to change the R-3, R-4, and PD Residential zones to R-1 Conservation zone for the area from Main Street to 300 East and from 100 South Street to 300 South Street, excluding existing AP zone. Neighborhood Enhancement Committee, applicant. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained the purpose of the zone change is to preserve existing single family homes in the area and limit conversions from single family to multi-family by downzoning to R-1-8 standards. Vacant property would be allowed to develop single family homes rather than multi-family. Any legally established use would be a conforming use, and existing units may be replaced or remodeled. Another option would be an R-1 zone with R-1-6 standards. A small group met to look at development problems in the downtown and how to address them and have come up with an overlay zone they would like to present to the Planning Commission and City Council to address the problem from a different angle. The overlay zone would increase setbacks for units, provide more off-street parking, require visitor parking, and require a conditional use permit to convert an existing single family home to a multi-family unit. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing and advised that each speaker would be limited to four minutes. Jewel Bringhurst commented she did not see how a triplex could be converted back to a duplex, and she wondered how adequate fire protection could be provided to the triplexes that currently exist on 200 East between 200 and 300 South. Mayor McArthur announced that due to the large number of citizens wishing to speak, each speaker would be limited to two minutes. Sherry McManus expressed frustration with the lack of adequate parking in the area. Joe Empey stated he was opposed to R-1 zoning in this area. Ray Schmutz commented he would like to see all options in print before a decision is made. City Manager Gary Esplin clarified that any action taken at this meeting would be to simply approve, deny, or table the R-1 zone. All other alternatives will be addressed at another public hearing. Ray Schmutz commented that if the R-1 zone is approved, it will cause stagnation in the entire area and no one will build or buy because of the restrictions. The R-1 zone will not solve parking or over-population problems. Janet Bice commented that small families do not want to live in old homes, and the lots are very deep but not wide enough for two families to use. The only way to use St. George City Council Minutes June 19, 2003 Page Six the land in the back of the lots is to combine properties and put smaller units on them and provide access and parking. The R-1 zone change proposal penalizes a few people and makes it impossible for them to use their property wisely. Lucille Christensen suggested the possibility of the government putting in housing for low and moderate income people. Del Packard commented that he is buying a home at 178 West 100 South in the old, historic part of town, and even though the home is old and there are electrical and plumbing challenges, he likes the neighborhood and wants to live downtown, and would like his future neighbors to be the same. LaPriel Wilson commented that she lives on a block which is an example of what the City does not want to see happen. Between 500 and 600 South and 100 to 200 East there are nine homes and 68 small rental/condo units and parking is a nightmare. The neighborhood setting is non-existent, and the block is a prime example of over-development. The blocks cannot be over-built if neighborhoods are to be preserved. Roberta Blake Barnum commented that she was for single family homes. The Hammer home now has 15 cars on the lawn and in the street. She expressed concern about possible fire hazards. Vardel Curtis, representing the Washington County Board of Realtors, expressed opposition to the zone change and commented that the R-1 zone will provide no guarantee that people will not continue to illegally convert single family homes. He suggested the overlay zone is an option which should be considered, and recommended the zone change not be approved as there are still many things left to be discussed and a solution found. Vince Clayton, a member of the St. George Planning Commission, advised that the Planning Commission found the alternatives presented at their last meeting to be acceptable. He requested that the City Council deny the request in order to consider other alternatives. Jeff Fawcett expressed opposition to the R-1 zone change. Tom Bayles, a resident at 129 South 100 West, expressed support for the downzone request based on the way the neighborhood has declined. He commented that tenants are generally not as interested in keeping up the homes as homeowners. He inquired as to the number of developers who were actually willing to live in the units they built in the downtown area, and the current homeowners in the area would be appreciative of dispersing more lower income housing throughout the City. Ross Taylor applauded the efforts made on behalf of the downtown. He expressed hope that the strong language contained in the master plan was more than rhetoric and that the City would do all it could to encourage people to own homes and live in central St. George. He expressed concern with the two organizations opposing the zone change as both of them are members of national organizations whose primary purpose is to encourage home ownership. He stated that the R-1 zone would provide tools for better land use and management of growth. Sam Sampson commented he was opposed to the R-1 zone because of private property rights. John Lawton expressed support for private property rights and commented that more student housing was needed. Jim McArthur commented that property values in the central City area were declining because of what has transpired over the last several years. In his area a two bedroom home sold for $70,000, and a nice brick home with a detached garage sold for $103,000. There is a four bedroom home in his cul-de-sac available for $118,000, all because of the neighborhood and what is taking place around the area. With regard to private property rights, these property owners are losing money on their property because of what?s taking place around them. In 1950 John Willie advised that the first zoning program was established, and many properties were zoned not knowing what zone to bring them in as. He stated he was worried about the vast zoning to R-2 and this is a serious issue needing consideration. He recommended that the City Council not deny the zone change, but consider tabling it. St. George City Council Minutes June 19, 2003 Page Seven Kenton Barker, a resident at 279 South 660 East, distributed a hand-out supporting the downzone proposal. The proposed downzone will stabilize neighborhoods and act as a deterrent to those who speculate and invest yet do not live there. It is obvious that the downtown is deteriorating and action is needed, and the down zone is an important tool to protect the neighborhoods. It would be shortsighted to think this zoning is not necessary as part of appropriate community planning. He asked the Council to consider the private property rights of the residents rather than the development community and those seeking financial gain. An unidentified woman commented that there are inoperable motor vehicles in the yard next to her, parking everywhere on the street, and suggested that the boundaries of the proposed down zone be widened to include everyone in the system. Carol Sapp commented that she did not agree with the R-1 zone, and from a land planning position she has researched the issue from the best around the United States. She then read a portion from a book. She commented that the issue is not density of housing within the area, but home ownership. Ideas to encourage the downtown neighborhoods include citation-based enforcement, an overlay zone, and creation and enforcement of a landlord ordinance. She suggested that a certain area in the overlay zone be set aside for purchase with CDBG funds to enable people to build housing on the property. The housing would be owned by the City and would be placed in trust in perpetuity. This would add families to the downtown. Carol Vincent commented that she was against the R-1 zone, and that St. George is not Provo as a majority of Provo?s problems have arisen because of the student population in the area. BYU has 50,000 students, 90% of whom are from outside the county. Dixie College has 7,000 students, 54% of whom are from Washington County and live at home. There are other solution such as the overlay zone, and the matter deserves time for presentation of better options. Sam Haslem advised that he was a realtor, builder and investor, and while he supports the theory of what the applicant is trying to do, the rights of those who purchased property with the thought of investment down the road should not be taken away. Doug Alder read a letter from the Utah Historical Society advising that downzoning is the most important step a city can take to stabilize neighborhoods. Heath Stone, Government Affairs Director for the Washington County Board of Realtors, advised that Provo has made great strides but has not accomplished everything it hoped for, and they are looking at other options closely paralleling an overlay zone. The current downzone proposal to R-1 will allow all the problems currently existing to remain by allowing them as conforming uses, and there are other things that need to be addressed such as more enforcement and other alternatives to consider. Floyd Jackson advised that his mother owns a home in the downtown St. George area and his mother could not sell her property for enough to move out because property values have declined so much and alternatives are needed to bring property values back up. Down zoning is not a good alternative because people should have the option to do what they want. He volunteered to work on a committee to look at alternatives. Joe Vincent stated that a Provo councilman commented that Provo?s problem was not caused by units designed as multi-family dwellings, but by single family homes illegally converted to multi-family rentals. With regard to St. George, the primary blight conditions are single family dwellings that have been converted to rentals, and it would be premature to approve the down zoning before viable options are considered. He suggested that if the down zone is approved, a line should be drawn at 200 East, as the area between 200 and 400 East is no longer a low density neighborhood. Gloria Shakespeare, representing the Neighborhood Enhancement Committee, commented that the best government is the one who does the greatest good for the greatest amount of citizens, and the first step is with zoning. Zoning protects property rights, and an R-1 zone does not take away use of property; it merely changes the use. When the City decided to rezone the area, it changed the use of the property around every single home without even knowing it, and not only did it change the use, it changed the integrity of the neighborhoods. Units have been St. George City Council Minutes June 19, 2003 Page Eight built without aesthetics or adequate parking. A zone change to R-1 will stop this. If the City decides to adopt the overlay zone instead of rezoning, she inquired how this would be justified to the residents of the neighborhoods. The General Plan states that people are coming here to get away from congestion, and yet everyone opposed to the downzone wants to create more congestion. The balance issue is a serious problem. An R-1 zone will do away with homes converting into apartments and duplexes, but an overlay zone will allow a conditional use permit to do this and is a zoning nightmare. R-1 zoning protects the people. The General Plan states that the people of the community have a right to determine the quality of life they wish to preserve, and she then presented a petition signed by 80% of the area?s residents in favor of the down zone. There being no further public comment, Mayor McArthur closed the public hearing. Council Member Gardner commented that the City Council was very aware of property rights, but it depended on which side of the fence you sat as to whose property rights were supreme. The R-1 zone will allow certain things to be done to the property, but does not guarantee a maximum investment. St. George differs from Provo or Salt Lake because of the uniqueness of its downtown and beauty between the ridges and convenience. As the City Council makes a decision, it has to realize there are a lot of people who, if possible, would live in the downtown area because of the beauty and convenience, and the City wants to enhance this, not discourage it. He suggested a blending of ideas to allow for progress in an appropriate way to protect the neighborhoods, and that not all options had been explored. He stated he was not opposed to giving the matter some more time to see if the best of both sides could be incorporated into something positive for the community. Council Member Allen commented that there has not been a lot of discussion about the overlay zone, and the City Council has heard nothing about the CDBG or Fannie Mae programs. These are exciting alternatives to getting families back into the downtown, and there is more than just the downtown neighborhoods to consider, as this decision can be worked into all other areas of the City. Council Member Orton commented that while he does not like what he sees in the downtown area or agree with what has happened in the past, he was not sure the City would be accomplishing what it needed to in proceeding with the R-1 down zone. He stated he was in favor of tabling the matter. Council Member Whatcott commented that given the choice to either approve or deny the down zone, he would vote to approve it, but at the same time there is not only one option to consider. Viable solutions can be found, and the City has already invoked the pending ordinance doctrine to protect the area. He seconded the motion to table the matter. Council Member Allen advised that Council Member Isom wanted her to mention that she is in favor of a holding zone and would like to see options other than the R-1 down zone. Council Member Gardner commented that he felt the R-2 zoning was invasive, but the City Council cannot base its decisions on public clamor or threat of non-support. City Council members vote their conscience on issues after studying them thoroughly, and those who serve have been sincere and look at the broad picture and the best good of the community. He then made a motion to table the issue. He then made another motion to reschedule the matter for the first regular meeting in September. The combined motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. Mayor McArthur called for a five minute break. Council Member Orton was excused from the meeting. PUBLIC HEARING/AMEND GENERAL PLAN LAND USE MAP/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider a request to amend the General Plan Land Use Map for property located between Foremaster Ridge and 1990 East Street and north of the UAMPS power substation from Low Density Residential to High Density Residential and from Medium Density Residential to Commercial. Randy Simonsen, applicant. St. George City Council Minutes June 19, 2003 Page Nine Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that the applicant is not going to press forward to change the master plan as far as residential, but would like to amend the General Plan to show additional commercial. Randy Simonsen, applicant, explained that the existing zoning would allow 180 units on the combined property, but he is not asking to do that. He will also bring in the project as a PD. The Planning Commission approved his proposal unanimously. He would like to put in 90 units and cluster them in an area of about 12 acres. Further, he would not develop any hillside above a slope of 26%, even though he could develop up to 40%. While the commercial zoning contains a lot of acreage, in reality not much of it is developable, and most of it lies around the substation. The best entrance to the property would be between his and Walter Plumb?s property to the north, and he would run a road straight east and west across the west side of his property, with a bridge across the wash. This would provide the best boundary between the residential and commercial areas. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. Wilford Day, representing the residents of Foremaster Ridge, read a statement requesting denial of the request and that the hillside property be rezoned from high and medium density to low density as provided by the General Plan. Karen Mehrs asked for clarification of the rezone request. Mr. Simonsen replied that he wanted to bring the project in as a PD so that everyone will have a chance to review it. He is asking that property zoned R-3 be rezoned to commercial, and there is about 12 acres below the power lines which will be clustered housing. There being no further public comment, Mayor McArthur closed the public hearing. Council Member Gardner clarified that the applicant is now requesting enlargement of the commercial area and changing the low density to medium density. City Manager Gary Esplin advised Mr. Simonsen that in figuring total acreage, he could not include any acreage above a 40% slope. If the overall density is four units or less, a master plan amendment or zone change would not be needed, as the property is already zoned to accommodate this. The question is how much commercial should be allowed, and how far north. The applicant would not have to do anything other than submit plans for a PD to see how the development fits in the area. He suggested that any action be tabled to allowed the applicant to proceed with his plan. Council Member Whatcott commented that the pending ordinance doctrine was in place, which included the applicant?s R-3 property. The City Council needs to rethink what is happening in this area. He stated he was not in favor of changing the General Plan and allowing more commercial, and if anything, the request should be denied. Mayor McArthur agreed that the City Council should look at the General Plan, as that is why they invoked the pending ordinance doctrine. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised that the applicant could come back with a concept, not a plan, as right now the property is covered by the pending ordinance doctrine. The motion to deny the request was seconded by Council Member Allen. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/RESOLUTION: Public hearing on the proposed 2003-2004 fiscal budget for the City of St. George. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. A gentleman by the name of Philip complimented the Mayor and Council on the current bus service and requested Saturday bus service. Mayor McArthur advised that this was not included in the budget at this point, but the City Council would take it under advisement. St. George City Council Minutes June 19, 2003 Page Ten There being no further public comment, he closed the public hearing. City Manager Gary Esplin recommended approval of the budget as submitted, including the recommended market adjustment for City employees. Also included in the budget is a proposed fee increase for the golf courses, and a fee increase in the Building Department. Mayor ...


City Council Minutes 10/11/2007:
...Matt Loo distributed a handout identifying the department project summary, golf division projects, development and building division projects, and a golf division customer survey, and reviewed it with those present. He advised that project tracking can now be done on the City?s web page, a public relations training seminar will be held for the Golf Division, and the Red Hills clubhouse will soon be bid out, with the o...


City Council Minutes 04/20/2000:
... resort hotel, Etc.), Industrial (airport friend development), Open Space (golf course, floodway) and designations for related mixed use. Leucadia Corporation, applicant. 2. Consider approval of an amendment to the General Plan Land Use Map by changing the designation from High Density Residential to Professional Office and Commercial on 11.26 acres located at the planned intersection of Riverside Drive and 1200 South. Ence Homes applicant. St. George City Council Minutes April 20, 2000 Page Seven 3. Consider approval of an amendment to the General Land Use Map by changing the designation from Low Density Residential to Commercial on 2.19 acres located at the southwest corner of the planned intersection of 1400 West and Snow Canyon Parkway. Allen Carter, applicant. 4. Consider approval of an amendment to the General Plan Land Use Map by changing the designation from Medium Density Residential to Commercial on 7 acres located on the southeast corner of 1680 East and 280 North. Larry Belliston, applicant. 5. Consider approval of a zone change from R-1-10 Single Family Residential to C-2 Highway Commercial on 7 acres located on the southwest corner of 1680 East and 280 North, Larry Belliston, applicant. Mayor McArthur called for a motion. Council Member Orton made a motion that Pubic Hearings be set for May 18, 2000, at 5:00 p.m. to discuss the items approved by the Planning Commission in their April 11, 2000 meeting. Council Member Whatcott seconded and the motion passed unanimously. Conditional Use Permits Jubilee Home Jim McGuire asked that the Council consider a request for approval of a Conditional Use Permit to build an addition to the Jubilee Home at 209 East 500 South. The Foundation of Dixie Regional Medical Center, applicant. Mr. McGuire explained that Dixie Regional Medical Center had originally been approved to remodel a home owned by the hospital and adjacent to the Jubilee Home on the east side, for offices and bedrooms. The house was subsequently found to be unsuitable and they are now asking to be allowed to enlarge the Jubilee Home. He told Council Members that the neighbors had voiced concerns over parking if new offices were built in this area. They already feel parking is inadequate. The new plan will offer three additional offices and three additional bedrooms. Council Member Whatcott expressed the Council?s support of the Jubilee House, but wondered if the hospital was taking advantage of this situation to create offices instead of maximizing the number of bedrooms. Kerry Hepworth, Dixie Regional Medical Center, explained that the hospital needs more space. It would be advantageous to office the Jubilee House staff at the home and free up the hospital offices for hospital staff. She emphasized that they do not want to compromise the mission of the home, and that this would be a short-term arrangement until office space can be built on their River Road campus in five years or less. At that time the offices in the Jubilee Home would be converted to bedrooms. Council Members wanted confirmation that these offices would only be used for staff connected with the Jubilee House. Ms. Hepworth assured Council they would. When asked what services were provided by the Jubilee Foundation, she stated that they are fund raisers for the home as well as other parts of the hospital. Council Members asked about the occupancy rate of the Jubilee Home. She stated that overall it runs about 68% full. The home has four bedrooms now and this plan will add three. They provide about 1000 nights of occupancy per year, of which approximately 20% is charity. She reiterated that the offices will be placed on the River Road campus as soon as possible and the house office space converted to bedrooms. St. George City Council Minutes April 20, 2000 Page Eight Council Members expressed the concerns of the neighborhood about parking along 400 East. Ms. Hepworth responded that the Hospital is sensitive to the problem and is trying to alleviate it by requesting that all staff and visitors park in off street parking along the west of the hospital. She admitted that staff who use the east door have resisted this plan. After the discussion was concluded, Mayor McArthur called for a motion. Council Member Whatcott made a motion that the Condition Use Permit for an addition to the Jubilee Home at 409 East 500 South, be approved, with conditions as follows: revocation of the old Conditional Use Permit received last January, providing adequate parking, approval of an additional conditional use permit if the old house is to be used again, maintaining the landscaping in the front yard of the old house, and abandon the lot line between the two homes. The condition use permit will be reviewed in one year. Council Member Allen seconded and the motion passed unanimously. Wireless Communication Tower on Dixie Regional Medical Center Jim McGuire asked that Council consider approval of a Conditional Use Permit for a wireless communication roof-top antenna on the elevator shaft at Dixie Regional Medical Center, 544 South 400 East. Western Wireless, Inc., applicant. Mr. McGuire showed photographs with the four 10-foot antennas superimposed atop the elevator shaft. Mr. McGuire told Council Members that the Zoning Ordinance specifies a height of only 8 ft. above an equipment room. He pointed out that Council will have to decide if an elevator shaft should be treated the same as an equipment room. Council Members discussed this point and felt that it should be considered the same in order to satisfy the spirit of the Zoning Ordinance. The applicant was asked if they could function with 8 ft. antennas rather than 10 ft. They were unsure. Jonathan Wright indicated that if an 8-foot antenna were approved and it was decided they need 10 ft., they could go the Board of Adjustments and request a variance. George Brock, Western Wireless, said they would be willing to accept the 8 ft. limit. Mayor McArthur called for a motion. Council Member Whatcott made a motion to approve a Conditional Use Permit for an eight-foot wireless communication roof-top antenna on the elevator shaft Dixie Regional Medical Center, 544 South 400 East. Western Wireless, Inc., applicant. Council Member Isom seconded and the motion passed unanimously. Sign Committee Appeal Mayor McArthur asked if the applicant was present for this item. As he was not, the item was tabled. Beer License and Restaurant Liquor License for Applebee?s Restaurant Gary Esplin asked that the Council consider a request for approval of a beer license and local consent for a restaurant liquor license for Applebee?s Restaurant at 150 South River Road. He told Council Members that the request has been reviewed by the Police Department and the application is in order. John Prince, Franchisee for the State of Utah and Dave Honey, Manager came to the podium to answer Council?s questions. They told Council that the restaurant will open May 8. Council Member questioned the applicants to assure themselves that the application was in order and that all criteria had been met. There was a discussion regarding why a license must be issued to one person and not a corporation. City Attorney Jonathan Wright explained that if legal action must be taken, it must be taken against a person. The screening process was discussed and Council was told that if the person listed on the application quits his job and another person is instated, that person must go through the screening process, but it would not have to come back to Council. St. George City Council Minutes April 20, 2000 Page Nine Council Member Isom made a motion to approve a request for approval of a beer license and local consent for a restaurant liquor license for Applebee?s Restaurant at 150 South River Road with the stipulation that all legal criteria are met. Council Member Allen seconded and the motion passed unanimously. Beer License for Sun River Golf Course Clubhouse Gary Esplin asked that Council consider a request for approval of on-sale and off-sale beer licenses for the Sun River Golf Course Clubhouse and operation. He explained that although they had applied for both on-sale and off-sale, according to City policy they could only have one license. Golf Club Representatives had opted to apply for off-premises sales. Council Member Whatcott made a motion to approve a request for approval of an off-premise beer license for the Sun River Golf Course Clubhouse and operation. Council Member Orton seconded and the...


City Council Minutes 11/21/2013:
... January. RESOLUTION: Consider approval of a resolution to approve a Golf Cart Lease Agreement with De Lage Landen Public Finance, LLC. City Manager Gary Esplin advised the City has an existing lease agreement for all golf carts throughout the City. Leases usually last about 5 years. The request is to replace the existing fleet and enter into a 6 year lease agreement. The cost of the lease is $214,514.00 annually. Renting the carts is the biggest revenue source at City golf courses. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the resolution to enter a new 6 year lease for 262 golf carts for $213,514.00. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmem...


City Council Minutes Minutes 01/04/2018:
...e Change Amendment in the PD-C Zone to Develop the “Big Shots” Golf Center (Driving Range) located at intersection of the I-15 freeway and the Southern Corridor.  Bob Hermandson, applicant.   Planner Ray Snyder presented the zone change amendment in the PD-C Zone to Develop the “Big Shots” Golf Center (Driving Range) located at intersection of the I-15 freeway and the Southern Corridor.  He presented a Power Point presentation covering the following topics: Zoning, Building Concept Plan, Elevations; Landscaping; Color Materials Board; and Lighting (Photometric Plan) which was submitted at the request of the Planning Commission.  Planning Commission recommended approval.   Applicant Bob Hermandson addressed the Council and answered questions they had in regards to lighting and acreage.  He also mentioned that Clyde Companies will be managing this facility as well as all the other Desert Color Communities projects.  He also explained the facility and professional franchise.    Mayor Pike opened the public hearing.  There being no comment, he closed the public hearing.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the Ordinance for a zone change amendment in the PD-C Zone to develop the “Big Shots” golf center (driving range) located at intersection of the I-15  &nb...


City Council Minutes 01/30/2014:
...tax numbers are up while most of the state saw decreases. With the snow, golf courses could face issues as well as the increase cost of power for the Power Department. Councilmember Almquist inquired, with regard to the Dixie Center, about the revenues versus expenditures. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the revenues are not shown since they are being generated, rather, the report shows the 1% room tax that the City receives. There are some costs that the City is reimbursed for. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the financial report. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Almquist. VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows: St. George City Council Minutes January 30, 2014 Page Three Councilmember Almquist- aye Councilmember Hughes - aye Councilmember Randall - aye Councilmember Bowcutt - aye Councilmember Arial - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid to JMI Constructors for a new neighborhood park in Little Valley. City Manager Gary Esplin advised the bid is for Silkwood Park in the Little Valley area. The proposal with the developer was to take the private park and expand it into a larger park. The City would take over the operation and maintenance. This bid is to construct the park which is included in this year’s budget. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised the bid is for Silkwook Park. JMI Constructors was the low bid at $385,301.22 which is below the engineer’s estimate. Councilmember Almquist inquired if the bid is quite a bit lower than another one, how does staff ensure that something is not missing. Ms. Hood replied that there is an itemized bid list that is reviewed by the project engineer and the group that puts the summary together. JMI is a local contractor. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to approve the bid award to JMI Constructors for $385,301.22 for Silkwood Park in the Little Valley area. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Hughes. VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist- aye Councilmember Hughes - aye Councilmember Randall - aye Councilmember Bowcutt - aye Councilmember Arial - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. DESIGN AND ENGINEERING CONTRACT: Consider approval to hire an architect and engineer for the design and engineering of the Electric Theater restoration/renovation project. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that this item is in the current budget. If approved, this will allow for a contract with Kim Campbell and Ron Larsen for the design and engineering. When the FY14 budget was approved, Council authorized approximately $300,000.00 to stabilize the theater and to design the two adjacent buildings. This particular contract is for the stabilization of the theater with a cost of $154,938.00 Councilmember Arial inquired about what type of project is this. City Manager Gary Esplin advised the theater was built in the early 1900's or late 1800's and is part of the downtown revitalization to protect historic preservation and economic development. The theater will provide a place for the art groups and is a form of economic development. When the consultant was hired to look if a major theater was needed downtown, it was suggested that as part of downtown it should have an arts district. Councilmember Hughes stated that he was reluctant on this issue initially. This project was not on his top priority list. Now, he can see the wisdom in having the facility. It is a historic preservation project and it is going to benefit the downtown area. St. George City Council Minutes January 30, 2014 Page Four MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the contract for design and engineering of the Electric Theater with Kim Campbell and Ron Larsen for $154,938.00. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Almquist. Councilmember Almquist stated that the Council will receive options on what can happen with the buildings. Previously, there was a presentation on how the buildings can be used. Leisure Services Director Kent Perkins advised that there have been focus groups and a number of individuals came in to have their input included. The intent was to meet with the architect and review the report based on the needs of the community. City Manager Gary Esplin advised with regard to the structure itself, there are only a couple of options. He explained that the options are either preserving all of the existing buildings or preserve only the theater and tear down the other two buildings and redoing the frontage as it was historically. The outside of the building will be restored similar to what is was in 1911. The inside restoration will need to be decided. Councilmember Arial stated she believes this is a fabulous idea. It makes sense to have things up to date for the arts. Mayor Pike stated that it was a movie theater, however, the hope is to use the building for other things. Mr. Perkins advised there has been a lot of research done over the past few weeks as well as discussions with some of the folks that were originally involved when the theater was built. VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist- aye Councilmember Hughes - aye Councilmember Randall - aye Councilmember Bowcutt - aye Councilmember Arial - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT: Consider approval of a professional services agreement with CRSA for the Master Plan site review for Fleet. Support Services Manager Marc Mortensen advised the agreement is with CRSA to Master Plan the Fleet facility. The department is growing quickly with the services that they provide. The current budget includes new refueling tank and pumps, however, due to possible future expansion, staff is not sure if the original location is the right place to put them. This contract is for CRSA to review the future needs of Fleet including mass transit. Some of the funds set aside for the tanks will be used for this agreement. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the professional services agreement with CRSA for a site review for Fleet in the amount of not to exceed $26,000.00 SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt. VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist- aye Councilmember Hughes - aye Councilmember Randall - aye Councilmember Bowcutt - aye Councilmember Arial - aye St. George City Council Minutes January 30, 2014 Page Five The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. INCREASE ENERGY SERVICES RATE SCHEDULE/RESOLUTION: Consider approval of a resolution increasing the Energy Services rate schedule. City Manager Gary Esplin advised this item is a recommendation to increase the electric fees. Last year, there were discussions with the Council explaining the problems with regard to the increased cost of power, which the City has no control over. When the budget was approved in July, it was known that there would be a 4% increase in the cost of power from Deseret Generation and Transmission. That increase is a fixed increase built in until the year 2019. The City has seen an 11.5% increase since July 1, 2013 in cost of power and transmission. Operating costs have gone down over the past couple of years. He explained that the Council recently approved the refunding of bonds that were issued for the gas turbine project. When bonds are issued, you make covenants to maintain rates to cover the payments for the bonds. Normally, there needs to be a 1-1 coverage if impact fees are not included. Revenues have to be 125% more than operating expenses. If the rates are not increased, the City might not be able to meet its rate covenants agreed to in the bond issuance, which affects the bond rating. Raising the rates 7% across the board will put the City back to where it should be on July 1, at the end of the current fiscal year. He mentioned that in comparison, if the rate increase is approved, the City’s average cost for residents is .0956, Dixie Escalante is .0688, Washington City is .097, Santa Clara is .099, Provo is .113, Bountiful is .1073, Logan is .163, Springville is .1173, Lehi is .0968, Murray is .1034, Rocky Mountain Power is .1327, and Hurricane is .0872. Other than Dixie Escalante, the City of St. George rates are one the lowest. The proposed increase will be 7% across the board to be effective immediately. Councilmember Almquist stated that City Manager Gary Esplin is pointing out that this is out of the City’s control. The City is forced to pass the increase through to the consumer. Based on his research there is more to come. Councilmember Hughes stated this is a hard thing to do. It’s not the City operational costs that are increasing, it is the cost of power and transmission of that power that has increased. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the resolution to increase the power rates across the board by 7% effective immediately. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Almquist. VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a roll call vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist- aye Councilmember Hughes - aye Councilmember Randall - aye Councilmember Bowcutt - aye Councilmember Arial - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider approval of an amendment to the City Zoning Regulations, section 10-10-5:K to modify the requirements for mixed use projects in the C-4 zone. City Manager Gary Esplin advised the Mayor opened the public hearing last meeting, however, the ordinance is not quite ready. There are two issues with regards to the mix of commercial and residential, can it be staggered and what is the standard for required landscape. Bob Nicholson stated this remains a work in progress. He stated this started by trying to add flexibility to the ordinance which states that the ground floor of all buildings shall have commercial use. Staff started adding in some flexibility for developers to look at other options. The proposed language states the requirement that the ground floor be limited to St. George City Council Minutes January 30, 2014 Page Six only to commercial use may be altered to allow residential use if the following conditions are met: The view of the ground floor is obstructed from the public street by the buildings location in the interior of the project or its obstruction from street view by other buildings in the project; A minimum of 50% of the ground floor area of the project shall be for commercial uses. The commercial floor area above the ground floor may be used to satisfy this 50% requirement; and for buildings that are perpendicular to the street so that the majority of the building is not adjacent to the street, the end of the building adjacent to the street must have commercial uses on the ground floor but may have residential use on the remainder of the ground floor that is not oriented toward the public street, if the project complies with the other conditions provided in this section. These are all subject to design review by the Planning Commission and the City Council. City Attorney Shawn Guzman stated this also falls back to default provisions depending on the size of the project. Mr. Nicholson read additional proposed language which states: If the project is built in phases, each phase shall be all commercial or may include a mix of commercial and residential use. No phase shall be solely residential; and all buildings adjacent to a public street shall have primary frontage oriented toward the public street an shall have a design typical of a commercial building front with integrated style features compatible with other street facing buildings in the project including a significant entryway. Councilmember Almquist advised these projects will have to come before the Planning Commission and City Council for review. Staff is not trying to design the building just give the developer options. Mr. Nicholson read additional proposed language which states: Mixed use building heights above thirty five feet (35') will be subject to a conditional use permit as defined in this code; and parking lots shall be located in the interior of a project and not adjacent to a public street. He believes there may be situations in which a parking lot adjacent to a street will be a reasonable alternative. Some may see prohibiting a parking lot adjacent to a street may be problematic. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised the ordinance will prohibit a developer who wants to put a parking lot on the corners. Councilmember Hughes stated that most mixed use projects are planned that way, with the parking in the back. Mr. Nicholson presented pictures of mixed use plan. If the parking lot issue can be resolved, staff feels pretty good about the ordinance. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised the set back for the Main Street garage it is not too far of the street. Mayor Pike advised that the Council could continue the public hearing. He asked the audience if anyone was present that would like to make comment. He reopened the public hearing. Wes Davis, a developer, stated he feels comfortable with most of what has been presented. The verbiage proposed by the Legal Department and staff works well. With regards to section D, he supports Mr. Nicholson’s stance on the issue, but the way it is worked doesn’t quite work. His other suggestion is regarding the landscaping section, the standard nationwide is approximately 10-15%. He is wondering if there a is simpler way to propose that by saying that it is not to exceed a certain percentage. City Manager City Manager Gary Esplin advised he is concerned with density. If the units are rented to families with children, he questions the livability of those with children. City Attorney Shawn Guzman stated that a C-4 zone requires a buffer zone between an adjacent zone the is different and also in the parking areas. Language can be added that St. George City Council Minutes January 30, 2014 Page Seven states, if a complex include amenities, that space can be counted; however, there may still be an amount of green space that is required. City Manager Gary Esplin suggested to put this item on the next meeting agenda for formal action. That will allow staff an additional week to review the ordinance. Mayor Pike closed the public hearing. He asked that staff work on further refinements. Councilmember Almquist stated that with regards to landscape, the interior might have more ground. On the frontage, landscaping is vertical, never horizontal because there is no room. PUBLIC HEARING/CITY ZONING REGULATIONS/ORDINANCE: Consider approval of an ordinance amending the City Zoning Regulations, Section 10-18-3:A&C to allow for a 6' high fence or wall to be built to the street-side property line on corner lots. City Manager Gary Esplin advised this item was previously heard and that a public hearing took place. Staff was instructed to meet with the home builders association to work out some issues. The concerns are the safety zone for a driver backing out of their driveway and not able to see someone on the sidewalk. Additionally, does the Council want to regulate where a driveway would be required if there is a wall next to it. Bob Nicholson advised that staff met with the Southern Utah Home Builders Association (SUHBA). Their position is that, on a corner lot, they would rather be able to go to the property line and allow for a solid wall. The draft ordinance would allow for a solid 6 foot wall be built on the property line. Additionally, to promote public safety and to provide for maintenance needs of various facilities and equipment the following clearances are required for fences, walls and similar structures: 1) Five feet from pad mount transformer or 4-way vault; 2) Ten feet from the door side of pad mount switch gear and five feet from the non-door side of the switch gear; 3) Five feet from fire hydrants; 4) Three feet from water meter boxes and 5) Three feet from telephone pedestals. Staff will return with an amendment that would require a driveway be located six feet from a property line. He stated that SUHBA is comfortable with the wall going to the property line if the clearances apply. Some utilities are in conduits that are placed prior to a wall being put in. City Manager Gary Esplin stated would need to look at the location of the utilities. If over the easement, the City will tear the wall down and the homeowner would be responsible to replace it. Mr. Nicholson stated that this issue can be addressed with the Joint Utilities Commission (JUC). City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised the City needs to check with Baja to see what kind of clearances they need. With regards to code enforcement, the ordinance can state that a driveway needs to be 6 feet from the fence, however, some homeowners may cement the area next to the driveway to park a boat. This would create a difficulty for the code enforcement officers. Mr. Nicholson stated that for many years, as long as the fence ordinance has been in place has allowed for 4 foot wall. Now the suggestion is to allow it to go to 6 feet. There is no rush since the change is City generated. Wes Jenkins stated at the meeting with SUHBA, it was discussed to put a note on the plot that the driveways will have to go on the other side. Curb cuts are included in the ordinance and states that driveways have to be 6 feet off the property line. City Manager Gary Esplin stated that the Council can adopt the ordinance as proposed. Staff can work with the utility companies to make sure the cable companies conform. St. George City Council Minutes January 30, 2014 Page Eight City Attorney Shawn Guzman inquired if the Council wanted to add language that talks about the cement being added next to a driveway. It would be easier for code enforcement to say that it is ok to fill that area in as long as the curb cut is still at least 6 feet over. City Manager Gary Esplin stated that Phil Solomon pointed out that if the language states communication that would cover cable as well. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised the language should add video. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the amendment to this code with an amendment adding the curb cut being 6 feet from the property line and that it is ok to fill in that area and to add in section 10-18-5 to add communication or video pedestal. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Almquist. VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a roll call vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist- aye Councilmember Hughes - aye Councilmember Randall - aye Councilmember Bowcutt - aye Councilmember Arial - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION REPORT: Report from the Historic Preservation Commission meeting held January 14, 2014. Bob Nicholson stated the Historic Preservation Commission discussed the Orval Hafen home. In 2012, the City Council designated the property as a City Landmark site. There were some stipulations that required the property owner to add siding to the home in addition to changing the roof from metal to composite shingle. The applicant found out that replacing the roof was going to be difficult. Commission recommends the metal roof can remain if it is repainted to a tan color to be approved by Kim Campbell. Councilmember Almquist stated the original roof was asphalt with gravel. At that time it blended with the architecture. Mr. Nicholson stated the estimate was approximately $60,000.00 to replace the roof and a few thousand to paint it. Susan Crook, representative for the applicant, explained that she spoke with the state historic preservation office about this property. She asked them if they felt it was important to do anything with the roof at this point. They told her that they could not make the determination without an application. She believes the home is an important home to the community. There is an intent to maintain the prop as part of the exhibit for the arts. Councilmember Arial stated the home sits up on the top of a hill. The integrity of the historic home is there when you look at it. She feels it would be appropriate to leave the roof as is. Ernie Doose, applicant, stated this is an amazing home, but it needs to have a full restoration. He explained that they are a non profit organization. It is still their intent to restore the home to its original look. They have not been able to operate for the past 2 years because they could not get a business license since they could not meet the restrictions. They are willing to paint the front of the roof. Their intent is to get the home on the national registry and to get to the home to its original state. St. George City Council Minutes January 30, 2014 Page Nine Councilmember Almquist stated his concern is what sort of life they would get out of painting it. He changed his feelings and believes the Council should stay this request and allow them to get their business license. City Manager Gary Esplin advised the Council can approve the recommendations from the commission and delete the requirement to paint the roof. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the deletion and accept the home as is. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall. Councilmember Almquist stated he believes that in this case the color is acceptable. VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist- aye Councilmember Hughes - aye Councilmember Randall - aye Councilmember Bowcutt - aye Councilmember Arial - aye SPECIAL OLYMPICS POLAR PLUNGE: Consider approval of the Special Olympic Polar Plunge. Police Officer Jeremy Needles advised this will be the second annual Polar Plunge. Last year they raised $17,000.00 for the Special Olympics. The pool is set to 38 degrees and will have two tons of ice. The event will be February 22 starting at 10:00 a.m. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to approve the request for the use of the City Pool. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall. VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist- aye Councilmember Hughes - aye Councilmember Randall - aye Councilmember Bowcutt - aye Councilmember Arial - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. SET PUBLIC HEARINGS: Ray Snyder advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held on January 21, 2014, recommended that a public hearing be scheduled for February 20, 2014 to consider: 1) A request to amend the City General Plan Land Use Map by changing the land use designation from MDR to HDR on approximately 5.71 acres located at approximately 1151 South Plantations Drive. The proposed change would allow construction of “Estancia”, a resort condominium development with opportunities for short term rentals.; and 2) A zone change request from R-1-10 to PD-C for “Jiffy Lube” on approximately 0.66 acres of land located at approximately north of the intersection of River Road and 1450 South. Mayor Pike suggests public hearings in the future start at 5:30 p.m. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to set the public hearings. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Almquist. VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist- aye Councilmember Hughes - aye Councilmember Randall - aye St. George City Council Minutes January 30, 2014 Page Ten Councilmember Bowcutt - aye Councilmember Arial - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT: Consider approval of a conditional use permit to establish a short-pour concrete batch plant at 690 North Industrial Road in the St. George Industrial Park. Eric Clay, applicant. Ray Snyder presented the request for a conditional use permit to establish a short-pour concrete plant located at 690 North Industrial Road. At the Planning Commission meeting it was discussed that the applicant will be encouraged to install landscaping which is not required in the manufacturing zone except in section 10-11-4(G). Letters of opposition were received prior to the Planning Commission meeting. One gentleman was interested in having the same type of business across the street. Planning Commission recommends approval. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the proposed conditional use permit. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial. City Manager Gary Esplin asked if the motion includes the determination of the landscaping the applicant is proposing to add. Councilmember Randall stated to add the landscaping that the owner said he would put in. Councilmember Arial agreed. 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. PRELIMINARY PLATS: Todd Jacobsen advised the following preliminary plats were first approved by the Planning Commission and City Council in 2008. All are located at approximately 2050 East and Colorado Drive and are zoned PD-R. The developer is proposing name changes as follows: Red Cliffs Park Phase 9 will now be known as Red Cliffs Park Phase 5, and is a 3 lot residential preliminary plat; Red Cliff Park Phase 10 will now be known as Red Cliffs Park Estates and is a 4 lot residential preliminary plat; Red Cliffs Park Phase 5 will now be known as Red Cliffs Park East Phase 1 and is a 13 lot residential preliminary plat; and Red Cliffs Park Phase 6 will now be known as Red Cliffs Park East Phase 2 and is a 16 lot residential preliminary plat. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the preliminary plat amendments as outlined. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Almquist. VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist- aye Councilmember Hughes - aye Councilmember Randall - aye Councilmember Bowcutt - aye Councilmember Arial - aye St. George City Council Minutes January 30, 2014 Page Eleven FINAL PLATS: Todd Jacobsen presented the final plats for Red Cliffs Park Phase 5, a 3 lot residential subdivision located at Colorado Drive and 2050 East, zoning is PD-R; Red Cliff Park Estates, a 4 lot residential subdivision located at Colorado Drive and 2050 East, zoning is PD-R; Red Cliff Park East Phase 1, a 13 lot residential subdivision located at Colorado Drive and 2050 East, zoning is PD-R; Red Cliffs Park East Phase 2, a 16 lot residential subdivision located at Colorado Drive and 2050 East, zoning is PD-R; Riverside Cliffs Subdivision Phase 1, a 28 lot residential subdivision located at approximately 1900 East Riverside Drive, zoning is R-1-8. Staff is working with the Legal Department with regards to a land exchange, the approval of the plat needs to be contingent on Legal approval and is formally known as Palomar Subdivision; Sunterra Subdivision, a 9 lot residential subdivision located at approximately 2110 East and Coyote Springs Drive, zoning is RE-12.5; Sycamore Phase 5, a 3 lot residential subdivision located at approximately 3900 South Little Valley Road, zoning is R-1-10; The Vistas at Entrada Phase 1, a 10 lot residential subdivision located at approximately 2600 North and 2000 West, zoning is PD-R; and Whisper Ridge Phase 5, a 16 lot residential subdivision located at approximately 800 South Cresole Drive, zoning is R-1-10. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised that Whisper Ridge Phase 5 is subject to Legal review as well. Mr. Jacobsen presented a final plat amendment for Snowfield Estates Amended #4, located at 61 South and 65 South Clinton Circle. The proposal is to take the line between 41A and 41B and adjust it to fit down the middle of the house. Originally, there was a problem with the north line and the offsets because of where a wall was built. All aspects in the final plat are carefully reviewed and meets all preliminary plat conditions and approvals. City Manager Gary Esplin explained the preliminary plat approval process. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the final plats and final plat amendment as outlined subject to Legal review for Whisper Ridge Phase 5 and Riverside Cliffs Phase I. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Almquist. VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist- aye Councilmember Hughes - aye Councilmember Randall - aye Councilmember Bowcutt - aye Councilmember Arial - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. Councilmember Almquist inquired about the road at the end of Colorado that could possibly connect to Washington City. He asked if there was any progress with that. The developer stated that the original drawing did show the road, but with drainage, he worked out with staff that the best thing is to put in the knuckle. They are dedicating the easement for future a possible future road. PRELIMINARY PLATS: Wes Jenkins presented the preliminary plat for Cornerstone Subdivision Phases 1-4, a 65 lot residential subdivision located at the southeast corner of the intersection of 3000 East and Seegmiller Drive, density is 2.93 dwelling units per acre and zoning is R-1-10. This plat originally came to the City a number of years ago and the final plat was approved and recorded. The property fell into bankruptcy and new owner asked the plat be vacated. At the time the plat was vacated, the owner requested that the portions of 3000 East that were dedicated to the City, remain as public right-of-way and the equestrian trail easement along 3000 East and the easement along the extension of Seegmiller drive remain as dedicated to the City. The developer will put in a deceleration lane off 3000 East. The lots along 3000 East will be double fronting lots and will require a 10 foot landscape strip and a St. George City Council Minutes January 30, 2014 Page Twelve 6 foot privacy wall. Staff is recommending that the 5 foot sidewalk along he north side of Seegmiller Drive be eliminated from 3000 East to proposed lot 61. The future multi-use trail along the north side of Seegmiller will be used in lieu of the sidewalk. There is a 100 foot buffer setback along the south side of Bridle Gate that is part of the City General plan. This buffer is to separate residential from agriculture. The buffer will severely affect lots 61 and 65. Staff’s opinion is that the buffer should be from the equestrian arena on the north side of Bridle Gate, not from the south property, therefore, staff recommends that the buffer not be used against these lots. The developer is proposing a detention basin north of lot 65. He spoke with the Parks Department to see if that would be a nice amenity as part of their trails. Originally, there was a 66 foot road, however, there is an overhead transmission line that cannot be moved. He visited with the Public Works Department and they feel comfortable for the road to go a 50 foot road. Councilmember Hughes stated that they took somewhat of a beating with regard to the buffer. City Manager Gary Esplin stated that it is important that the lots are the same size as the ones across the street. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to approve the preliminary plat for Cornerstone Subdivision Phases 1-4. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist- aye Councilmember Hughes - nay Councilmember Randall - aye Councilmember Bowcutt - aye Councilmember Arial - aye The motion carried. PRELIMINARY PLAT: Wes Jenkins presented the preliminary plat for Riverside Cliffs Phase 2, a 23 lot residential subdivision located south of Riverside Drive at approximately 1900 East, density is 3.36 dwelling unites per acre and zoning is R-1-8. The existing rock walls shown on this preliminary plat were constructed originally when the subdivision was known as Palomar subdivision. A letter from a geotechnical engineer will be required prior to the recording of the final plat that states that these walls were constructed per the City standards. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the preliminary plat. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial. VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist- aye Councilmember Hughes - aye Councilmember Randall - aye Councilmember Bowcutt - aye Councilmember Arial - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PRELIMINARY PLAT: Wes Jenkins presented the preliminary plat for Riverstone Subdivision Phase 9, a 13 lot residential subdivision located on the west side of Pioneer Road at approximately 4000 South, density is 2.34 dwelling units per acre and zoning is R-1-10. The project was part of the original Las Colinas subdivision. There is an existing overhead transmission line that extends through this property. The developer, with Dixie Power, is relocating that line to the south boundary line of the project. The developer is proposing a rock slope along the rear of lots 114-120 and 41, 43 and a small portion of lot 42. To construct the proposed . St. George City Council Minutes January 30, 2014 Page Thirteen public roadway, the developer will be required to grade onto the SITLA property to the south. Additionally, the developer is proposing to install sewer from lot 40 to the west along the proposed public roadway and dedicate a small piece to the City. Parks does not know if they would like the property. The proposed cul-de-sac is approximately 870 feet in length. The City standards state that a cul-de-sac shall not be longer than 600 feet in length. Staff recommends that he cul-de-sac be allowed to 870 feet in length in lieu of a proposed 300 foot driveway. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the preliminary plat for Riverstone Subdivision Phase 9 with conditions outlined by staff. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Almquist. VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist- aye Councilmember Hughes - aye Councilmember Randall - aye Councilmember Bowcutt - aye Councilmember Arial - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PRELIMINARY PLAT: Wes Jenkins presented the preliminary plat for Meadow Valley Estates Phase 4, a 7 lot residential subdivision located on the west side of Little Valley Road at Mountain Ledge Drive, which is approximately 2910 South, density is 2.56 dwelling units per acre and zoning is RE-12.5. This preliminary plat was heard at the City Council meeting on December 19, 2013 and was denied. The developer has revised the layout and is proposing not to extend Mountain Ledge Drive to Little Valley Road, but instead, terminate Mountain Ledge Drive as a cul-de-sac at Little Valley Road. The two proposed lots along Little Valley Road will be double fronting lots and will require a 10 foot landscape strip with a 6 foot high privacy wall along Little Valley Road. The question is, who is to maintain the landscape strip. City Manager Gary Esplin stated that if it is a 66 foot road, the City maintains the landscape. The developer would pay a fee per lot for the City to maintain it. It does not work if the property owner is required to do the maintenance. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the preliminary plat for Meadow Valley Estates Phase 4 with notes outlined by staff with the 10 foot landscaping strip on the double fronting lots. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall. VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist- aye Councilmember Hughes - aye Councilmember Randall - aye Councilmember Bowcutt - aye Councilmember Arial - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PRELIMINARY PLAT: Wes Jenkins presented the preliminary plat for Hidden Pinyon Subdivision, a 21 lot residential subdivision located north of Ledges Phase 7,east of Winchester Hills and directly west of hole 3 on the Ledges golf course, density is 2.56 dwelling units per acre and zoning is PD. The master plan that was approved for this development in December 2007, the area where this subdivision is being proposed was approved for 79 units over 20.5 acres which is a density of 3.85 dwelling units per acre. The developer will dedicate portions of the road and will enter into an agreement that the City will maintain the road and they will pay a fee for the maintenance of the road. St. George City Council Minutes January 30, 2014 Page Fourteen City Manager Gary Esplin advised the reason the street is private is because of legal issues of the original owners and developers of the subdivision. There were also some issues with the landscaping around the interchanges. His concern is, where is the other access to the property. He inquired of Stacy Young if the access is dedicated and if he had a problem hooking the road with any plats recorded with the County. In the past, there was a discussion with Winchester home owners who were concerned with development encroaching on their property. There needs to be a second access. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the preliminary plat for the Hidden Pinyon Subdivision. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Almquist. VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist- aye Councilmember Hughes - aye Councilmember Randall - aye Councilmember Bowcutt - aye Councilmember Arial - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. Councilmember Almquist inquired where the water was coming from. City Manager Gary Esplin advised the water will come from the City. PRELIMINARY PLAT: Wes Jenkins presented the preliminary plat for the Northgate Subdivision, a 20 lot residential subdivision located north of Ledges Phase 7, east of Winchester Hills and directly west of hole 3 on the Ledges golf course, density is 3.27 dwelling units per acre and zoning is PD. The...


City Council Minutes 12/06/2012:
...nd construction of river armoring on the Santa Clara River in the Sunbrook Golf course area. Consider approval of a professional services agreement with Rosenberg Associates for the design, engineering, permitting and construction management services for the Millcreek Generation Facility Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Erosion Protection Project. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised the request is for the City’s portion for the design and construction management services for the Sunbrook Golf/Monterey Subdivision HMGP in the amount of $51,425.00. City Manager Gary Esplin explained after an emergency is declared in the State, the funds spent in the State go to a fund for mitigation which is administered by the State with approval from FEMA. In certain situations agencies can apply for a mitigation grant. The City applied for mitigation efforts at Sunbrook to protect the homes that are adjacent to the number one hole at Black Rock and have also applied for a mitigation grant to do some improvements adjacent to the Millcreek Generation Plant to protect the facility from erosion from the Virgin River. The grants were awarded and Rick Rosenberg is working to complete the design. Mayor McArthur gave kudos to the City’s financial team. Councilmember Almquist inquired what the City’s match was. Councilmember Pike stated the match was $12,856.00 on this contract. City Manager Gary Esplin stated that amount is correct and will be paid out of two funds, the electric generation fund and the flood fund generated by the utility fees. Councilmember Bunker asked if that amount is what needs to be approved and why was the $51,425.00 on the agenda. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that although the cost of the total project is $357,057.00 the City’s portion is $12,856.00. He asked Rick Rosenberg to confirm. Mr. Rosenberg stated the City’s portion is the 25 percent. City Manager Gary Esplin stated his understanding is that the City is responsible for 25 percent of the FEMA project. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bunker to approve bid as recommended in the amount of $12,856.00. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Almquist. Councilmember Almquist inquired if this agreement is for design work only. Ms. Hood explained the agreement is for construction management and design. Councilmember Almquist asked Mr. Rosenberg if the design would be similar to that of the turn near the bridge in the area between Southgate Golf Course and Tonaquint Park. He also inquired about the armoring and wh...


City Council Minutes 05/02/2013:
...ng, Elks Lodge, thanked the City Council for allowing use of the Southgate Golf driving range for an event. Mayor McArthur read a proclamation proclaiming the first week in May as Youth Week in the City and presented it to the Exalted Ruler. Shelly Barnson, representing Corps VIP, a veterans integration program, explained they are a non-profit group which helps soldiers reintegrate into normalcy. A benefit golf tournament at Entrada will be held July 5-6 and Karl Malone will be the official sponsor and host of the golf tournament. She advised that a pancake breakfast will be held at which...


City Council Minutes 01/19/2006:
...e for a proposed single family subdivision located at the old Green Valley Golf Course at 696 S. Dixie Drive, subject to the recommendations of the Hillside Review Board that (1) a southbound deceleration lane is required , and (2) the City engineer is St. George City Council Minutes January 19, 2006 Page Three to work out roadway construction details, and with the clarification that lot sizes are to comply with zoning and hillside standards. The project will contain public streets and culdesacs, with two accesses into Dixie Drive. The project does provide connectivity, but because of the hillside, culdesacs are required. The old clubhouse will be removed and the pond mitigated. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to approve the hillside development permit subject to the recommendations of the Planning Commission and Hillside Review Board. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT: Consider approval of a conditional use permit to construct a detached RV garage with a height up to 22'3" to roof peak at 520 Churchill Drive in an R-1-10 zone. Paul Harker, applicant. PC Case No. 2005-CUP-045. Assistant Planner Ray Snyder explained that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held January 10, 2006, recommended approval subject to the following conditions: (1) the maximum height of the accessory building is 22'2.5"; (2) the accessory building shall not be used as a dwelling unit; and (3) the accessory building is approved as a single story only. The accessory building will also contain a bathroom. One neighbor expressed opposition to the proposal at the Planning Commission, but the Bloomington Architectural Control Committee has given its stamp of approval. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to approve the conditional use permit subject to the recommendations of the Planning Commission. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT Consider approval of a conditional use permit for a restaurant (food court) in an M-1 zone at the northeast corner of River Road and 3850 South in the Ft. Pierce Industrial Park. Mark Burgess, applicant. PC Case No. 2005-CUP-047. Assistant Planner Ray Snyder explained that the subject site is Lot 1 of the Ft. Pierce Industrial Park, and includes plans for a food court and fueling center which will not be a truck stop. The Planning Commission recommended approval subject to the following conditions: (1) the use of a food court/restaurant is approved as shown on the site plan submitted on January 10, 2006; (2) building design and colors are approved per the color rendering submitted on January 10, 2006; (3) there shall be no overnight parking on the site associated with the fuel dispensing center; (4) there shall be no shower facilities associated with the fuel dispensing center; and (5) a revised and complete landscaping plan shall be submitted to the City Council for review and approval. Mr. Snyder advised that the landscaping plan had been submitted. Mark Burgess, applicant, explained that lighting was not discussed at the Planning Commission meeting, but they will be directional, and there will be alighted canopy over the fueling station. There will also be a monument sign. The fleet fueling center will have a card reader system, the food court will possibly contain a deli shop and fast food, and there could potentially be cooking on site. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to approve the conditional use permit subject to the recommendations of the Planning Commission. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. Mr. Burgess advised that the fueling center would be a 24 hr. operation and the canopy will remain lit all night. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. FINAL PLAT: Consider approval of a final plat for Stone Valley Estates with 23 single family lots located at 2780 East and 1190 South. Quality Development, applicant. Associate Planner Mark Bradley explained that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held January 10, 2006, recommended approval of the final plat. The lots are a minimum of 12,000 sq. ft. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to approve the final plat. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. Mayor McArthur invited several Scouts in the audience to introduce themselves. PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider approval of a zone change from R-3 to PD Commercial on .73 acre for an enclosed storage facility with an on-site manager office at approximately 2400 South River Road. Jeff Adams, applicant. St. George City Council Minutes January 19, 2006 Page Four Mayor McArthur explained that no decision on the zone change would be made, as the applicant would like a full Council present. The public hearing will be opened and continued until the next City Council meeting. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that a 3/4 acre parcel remains unused when River Crest was platted. A church site is proposed for the corner of River Road and 2450 South on another adjacent parcel. The applicant proposes an enclosed storage facility with access to the units from interior hallways. The elevation of the site is higher than the homes behind it and a number of residents objected to the zone change at the Planning Commission meeting. The Planning Commission approved the request on a four to one vote, subject to the following conditions: 1. Landscaping along the west and south property lines with tall trees and extensive vegetation to soften the impact to adjacent neighbors. 2. A 20' building setback from both the west and south property lines. 3. The height of the building not to exceed 20' as per applicant. 4. Condensers are to be placed on the ground rather than on the rooftop. 5. The landscape and drainage plans are to be brought back to the Planning Commission for review and approval prior to approval of the construction drawings. Mr. Nicholson commented that the General Plan designates the site as commercial. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. Cyril Noble suggested a park for the subject site. He suggested that the applicant move the project to the industrial park. He stated he thought the project would only be two stories, but since discovered that it will have a basement too and traffic will be multiplied. He inquired about signage. Mayor McArthur advised that the signage will have to comply with the Sign Ordinance. Mr. Noble expressed concern about the storage of illegal drugs and advised that the blueprint has a notation on it that the facility will be patrolled every three months by drug-sniffing dogs. He stated that neighbors deserved answers to their concerns and that postponing action on the request was a bad idea. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Allen to continue the public hearing until the next City Council meeting. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/PRELIMINARY PLAT: Public hearing to consider approval of a preliminary plat for Las Hurdes Phase 2 with 17 townhome units located at Shadow Point Drive and Las Hurdes Drive. Ence Homes, applicant. Associate Planner Mark Bradley explained that the project will be accessed by Shadow Point Drive and ultimately Las Hurdes Drive. Las Hurdes Drive is a 50' right-of-way. Two of the buildings will front the street, with the rest on the interior. All parking is in the interior of the project. Each unit will have a two car garage underneath. Residents of Shadow Mountain met to discuss grading of the site and landscaping. Staff has concerns with the design of the site as many units have been packed into the site. Staff feels the units should orient to the street with a courtyard in the interior of the project. The applicant is providing guest parking spaces. In Phase I, the columns extend beyond what is indicated on the plat, and if the same columns are used in Phase 2, the units will have to be pushed further back on the site plan. The Planning Commission recommends approval. Council Member Bunker commented that project appeared overcrowded and suggested the developer make the project more creative. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that the property is already zoned R-3. Council Member Orton commented that he, the Mayor, the City Manager, and Council Member Allen traveled to Atlanta and Denver last week to look at prototypes of new urban developments. These new designs allow for high density, yet provide a sense of community. He commented the applicant?s proposed design did not fit anything they had seen on their trip, but rather was typical of what has been done in the past in St. George. Mr. Esplin commented that the garages were in the rear. The project meets the density requirements of the R-3 zone, and there are no design standards in place. Council Member Whatcott inquired if now was the time to implement a moratorium and take six months to formulate design standards. City Manager Gary Esplin inquired how the City would treat those projects already in the pipeline. Further, unless something in the design did not meet requirements in the ordinance, he was not sure the project could be denied. St. George City Council Minutes January 19, 2006 Page Five A representative of Rosenberg Engineering commented that there was an error in the plans in Phase 1. Phase 2 will not have a retaining wall. Interior parking will alleviate some of the parking on the street. He stated he would make adjustments on the plans for the columns in Phase 2 or make the units smaller. Council Member Whatcott inquired at what point the City could draw the line, impose a moratorium, and create design standards. City Attorney Shawn Guzman replied that it would have to be before the preliminary plat stage because at that point the developer is vested in the process. However, that does not mean the City Council cannot put a temporary pending ordinance in place, but the process would have to completed within six months. He stated that zoning does not mean an applicant has a right to lay out the streets or configure the units any way they want. They must meet the zoning requirements of the R-3 zone, but the City Council can say that it does not like the entrances, which way the units face, the configuration of the units, etc. Mr. Esplin advised that the R-3 zone allows 13 units per acre. City Attorney Shawn Guzman clarified that a developer is vested when he makes an application for the project. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that the decision on design standards involves more than R-3 zoning. He inquired if a pending ordinance was desired for all projects. Council Members Whatcott and Allen commented a pending ordinance was needed for all projects. Council Member Whatcott clarified that density is less the issue and building design is more the issue, as well as what the developer is bringing to the City, such as parks, trails, etc. to enhance the community. Council Member Bunker commented that the proposed project resembled an apartment complex, and that Ence Homes had great developments and could surely come up with something better than what is proposed. The representative of Rosenberg Engineering replied that the project had been laid out numerous times and this was the best plan. City Attorney Shawn Guzman commented that the City Council can ask that the units be staggered, or reconfigured, and just because the project meets the zoning ordinance does not mean as applicant is entitled to do what they want. The City Council still has discretion if they do not like the lay-out of the project, but they have to be specific as to what they want to see. Council Member Allen inquired if the applicant had considered clustering. The representative of Rosenberg Engineering stated that the proposed units are high scale, and will sell for just under $300,000. Mayor McArthur commented that the City Council was obviously challenging the developer to come with a better plan without losing density. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised that the City Council should explain to the applicant what they do not like about the plan; they cannot require more open space than the ordinance requires or less units, but they can say that it is too dense, or imposing, or does not fit in the neighborhood. Council Member Orton clarified that the City Council was not picking on Ence Homes, but was announcing to staff and the building community that it was ready to look at more creative projects. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. Linda Kanopka, a resident of Shadow Mountain, advised that Shadow Mountain residents have had a chance to see how Phase 1 has played out over the years. She stated that while she knew the density could not be changed, nine parking spots for guests will not be enough. The garages underneath the units will not be large enough to accommodate trucks, and trucks from 17 units will be fighting over nine parking stalls, let alone the visitors. She also inquired about the size of required green space. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson replied that 30% green space is required. Ms. Kanopka commented that there was no place for the children to play, as most of the residents in Phase 1 were renters - young families with small children, who play in the street and compete with parked cars for places to play. Shadow Point Drive is the main artery out of Shadow Hills and carries a lot of traffic. She expressed concern about more cars parking on Shadow Point Drive and additional congestion. She stated she wanted the project to fit into the neighborhood and that it was not too late to rethink it. St. George City Council Minutes January 19, 2006 Page Six Michael Sumner stated that a meeting was held on December 5 with Ence Development with regard to Phase 1 and the improper setback. At that time Ence Homes promised that Phase 2 would meet code, but the designs and preliminary plat do not illustrate this. As a result, the design is going to have to be redesigned to meet setback requirements to show the pillars. A discussion was also held with regard to the CC&Rs prohibiting anyone from parking longer than 24 hours on Shadow Point Drive or Las Hurdes Drive, and this would be enforced by the property management group. Additionally, a rock wall not part of the plans for Phase 1, yet a rock wall was built and the grading raised higher than the original plan. At the meeting the developer also agreed that the Phase 2 units would not exceed one foot above grade from the street, they agreed to plant materials, and 24" box trees. All parties signed the landscape plan and this was the plan that was supposed to be submitted to the Planning Commission and City Council, yet the plan submitted does not contain the signatures. The representative from Rosenberg Engineering stated the signed landscape plan was the same as the one submitted. Mr. Sumner commented that there was no question more creativity could be used to make the project fit into the community. Mayor McArthur commented he felt the units could be rearranged, keeping the same number of units per acre. He and the City Council want to see a successful high density project which fits the neighborhood. Elizabeth Able commented that in future developments, rather than have ten small spots of green space, that there be one much larger area to provide an area for children to play. Council Member Bunker commented she has seen firsthand the children playing in the streets in this area. Council Member Allen showed a brief power point presentation of different types of housing seen on the trip to Atlanta and Denver. There being no further public comment, Mayor McArthur closed the public hearing. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that a developer is not required to show what the project will look like in an R-3 zone, just the layout of the buildings. The City does not have design standards. Associate Planner Mark Bradley clarified that porches and columns are part of the pads shown on the plat, however, if the porches and columns are going to be located outside of the pads, then the plat is incorrect. MOTION: A motion as made by Council Member Orton to table the matter until the applicant could be present to answer questions. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/AMEND CITY CODE/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider amendment of Title 10, Chapter 8, St. George City Code to provide development standards for mixed-use projects where both commercial and residential uses occupy the same building. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that the City currently does not have standards for mixed-use projects. He reviewed the provisions of the new ordinance with regard to density, setbacks, building height, landscaping, ground floor glass, etc. Council Member Bunker was excused from the meeting. Mr. Nicholson explained that the ordinance would apply only to PD commercial zones, or amendments to PD commercial zones. Council Member Allen suggested the use of an overlay zone. She stated that areas near the downtown might be zoned commercial, and it would be a shame not to allow a mixed use project just because the zone was commercial rather than PD commercial. Mr. Nicholson suggested that a core area in the downtown could be identified to allow mixed uses. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. Ed Burgess advised that he was in the process of working on a mixed use project on River Road by the Courtyard by Marriott in a commercial zone. He expressed concern about the five acre minimum required for a mixed use project. Mayor McArthur explained that the ordinance allows the City Council to exercise its discretion with regard to mixed use requirements. St. George City Council Minutes January 19, 2006 Page Seven Mr. Burgess explained that his project is four acres, and inquired about timing of the new ordinance. Mr. Nicholson replied that if the ordinance is approved, Mr. Burgess could submit his zone change request for the next available Planning Commission meeting. There being no further public comment, Mayor McArthur closed the public hearing. Council Member Allen suggested an overlay zone for areas already developed. Council Member Whatcott commented that there is no landscaping on Main Street. Council Member Orton commented that the City Council will see each mixed use request and can make exceptions to the ordinance. MOTION: A motion to approve the ordinance was made by Council Member Whatcott. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Allen - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. Mayor McArthur called for a five minutes break. PUBLIC HEARING Public hearing to consider approval of a boundary line adjustment with Santa Clara City to remove 10 acres located west of Chaco Bench Phase 2 in the northwest area of the Entrada development from St. George City and include this area within Santa Clara City. Shan Gubler, applicant. Mayor McArthur advised Mr. Gubler that since there were only three Council Members present, all voting had to be unanimous in order for an item to be approved. Mr. Gubler advised that he wanted to proceed. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson clarified that the subject property consists of 10 acres. A public hearing was held in September and continued until the applicant had a chance to meet with the neighbors. The site is located in the northwest corner of the Entrada project and abuts Santa Clara and Ivins. Notices were sent to property owners on Friday. Shan Gubler, applicant, stated that he met personally with several neighbors who expressed concern at the last public hearing and met with the Entrada Association board of directors and through them advertised and held a town meeting. He stated he believed the concerns expressed at the previous public hearing were due to a lack of communication on his part. At the town meeting he asked that a representative of the Association attend this meeting to represent the Entrada Assoc. as being supportive, and this is why Brian Chadaz is present. At the town meeting, he also announced the date and time of this meeting if anyone still wanted to attend and object. Mayor McArthur inquired about the road through Mr. Gubler?s project. Mr. Gubler replied that he had an open road network that was not behind a gate and would be open to the public. The road will eventually connect to Snow Canyon Parkway. The project falls within the guidelines of the Entrada development and access will be from Santa Clara. However, Entrada is gated. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. Jan Mower advised that she is an owner in Entrada and also markets Entrada, and when lots were sold she marketed the subject property as open space. She commented she trusted that what Mr. Gubler told the residents would happen. Council Member Allen inquired if all concerns of the neighbors had been addressed. Mr. Gubler replied that there was one lot owner immediately to the south who is still concerned. Brian Chadaz commented that he owns a lot in Chaco Bench and sits on the board of the Entrada property owners association. He stated there was a misconception at the last public hearing that the deannexation from St. George was an end run, but this was never Mr. Gubler?s intent. The project is still subject to design review, and the plan has been revamped and is a great improvement from the original plan. He stated that while he was not there to represent others, after Mr. Gubler?s presentation at the town meeting, there were many positive comments. St. George City Council Minutes January 19, 2006 Page Eight Council Member Whatcott commented that as a City Council it was in their best interests to protect its citizens and therefore a development even on deannexed property is important to see. He stated he felt the City Council had a responsibility to take a look at the project. Mr. Gubler replied that the City Council was welcome to look at the project, but he had nothing with him. He has spent considerable time and money in planning it and it is a beautiful project. It still has to be approved by the Entrada governing bodies. Council Member Orton inquired why the notices were just sent out on Friday. City Manager Gary Esplin replied that this was when Mr. Gubler requested to be on the agenda. There being no further public comment, Mayor McArthur closed the public hearing. City Manager Gary Esplin suggested that the deannexation could be approved subject to the applicant bringing in his plans. Mr. Gubler advised that there were still some minor changes to be made, but the placement of the buildings is all done. City Manager Gary Esplin inquired if the Entrada board had taken an official position on the project and deannexation or voted on it. Mr. Gubler replied that no formal action had been taken. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to approve the deannexation subject to review of the plans. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised that the best thing to do would be to have Mr. Gubler bring in his plans and consider approval at that time. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to table the matter until the next City Council meeting. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING: Public hearing to consider disposal of surplus City property located on the West Black Hill. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that a visit was made to the site. The site consists of five acres, has already been disturbed, and is adjacent to the Temple Quarry Trail. State law requires that a public hearing be held in order to sell the property. Mayor McArthur clarified that the City purchased the property from the Flowers family. He then opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing. City Attorney Shawn Guzman commented that a majority of the undisturbed hillside is being protected and will remain as City property and will not be further disturbed. AIRPORT LEASE: Consider approval of a non-commercial airport ground lease with William Fry. Airport Manager Mike LaPier explained that the applicant intends on housing three aircraft in one hangar, with the other two hangars available for sublease. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to approve the lease. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. UAMPS POLICY: Consider approval of an amended UAMPS power exchange member risk management policy. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that this was a housekeeping item which would allow the City to make appointments by position rather than by individual in order to trade power on the UAMPS PX. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to approve the amendment. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. GAS SUPPLY AND TRANSPORTATION TRANSACTION CONFIRMATION: Consider approval of a gas supply and transportation transaction confirmation to the IGI Resources Inc. Natural Gas Purchase and Sales Base Contract #S-1329. St. George City Council Minutes January 19, 2006 Page Nine Energy Services Director Phil Solomon explained that the City has already entered into a gas management contract with IGI, which is a subsidiary of British Petroleum. The contract only allowed the City to trade for one year. Staff would like to hedge into the future and buy gas as the market dips down, as provided in the confirmation. He recommended approval based on legal review. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Allen to approve the confirmation. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AGREEMENT: Consider approval of Amendment Two to the Turnkey Design-Build Construction and related services agreement with Manning Industries, Inc. Energy Services Director Phil Solomon explained that the amendment will add General Electric as a subcontractor to purchase spare parts for the Millcreek generation unit. 2005 prices were able to be negotiated - from $1.2 million down to $660,000. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the Millcreek generation facility will not be running 12 months of the year, but will be used for peaking. One of the subcontractors has not performed well, and G.E. will provide the City a better opportunity to get the plant going. Mr. Solomon commented that the City is currently negotiating with G.E. for a long term operation and maintenance contract. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to approve the agreement. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. NET METERING REBATE: Consider approval of a net metering rebate. Conservation Coordinator Ren? Fleming explained that staff recommends offering a rebate to any customer who installs a net metering or solar system. The rebate proposed is $2,000 per KW up to 3 KW for a residential customer, and up to 10 KW for a commercial customer. The customer can also apply for state and federal tax credits. The customer will get billed for what they use with a credit for what they have generated. Their final invoice will be the difference between the two. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that staff came up with the $2,000 rebate amount based on the City?s costs to provide power to that home. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Allen to approve the rebate. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. DECLARE SURPLUS PROPERTY: Consider whether City property east of the Rim Rock Wash should be declared surplus. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the City purchased property several years ago behind Target along the Rim Rock Wash. At the time it was purchased, the City was going to combine it with open space owned by the adjacent property owner. However, wetland issues surfaced and the property owner sold the property for the Marriott Courtyard. The City would like to make sure the hillside is kept open, as well as planning for a possible trailhead in the wash. If the property is declared surplus, it will be opened up for public bid. A new road will be built to tie in 700 South at Foremaster Drive behind the hospital, running behind Lowe?s and Target into the Marriott property and then to 100 South where the College will build a new health science building. City Attorney Shawn Guzman recommended that a minimum bid be set, and advised that all bids could be rejected. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to declare the property as surplus. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. APPOINTMENT OF OFFICERS: Appointment of municipal officers. Mayor McArthur recommended that all departments heads and officers of the City, including the Treasurer and Recorder, be reappointed. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Allen to reappoint all department heads, officers, the Treasurer and Recorder. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. St. George City Council Minutes January 19, 2006 Page Ten APPROVE APPRAISALS: Consider approval of appraisals for small parcels of surplus property in the Knolls subdivision and the Bloomington Hills subdivision. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the City Council previously declared these parcels as surplus property and asked staff to obtain a value. Appraiser Craig Morley issued a formal letter of opinion recommending a price of $1.25 per sq. ft. for the Bloomington Hills parcel, and $2.50 per sq. ft. for the Knolls parcel. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Allen to approve the appraisals SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. BEER LICENSE/LOCAL CONSENT: Consider approval of a beer license and local consent for a banquet liquor license and restaurant liquor license for the Courtyard by Marriott. Kevin Ence, applicant. City Manager Gary Esplin stated that the application met all requirements. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to approve the beer license and local consent. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. APPOINTMENTS: Appointments to boards and commissions of the City. Mayor McArthur commented that he was going to table this matter until the next City Council meeting. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Consider approval of the minutes of the special City Council meeting held January 3, 2006. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to approve the minutes as presented. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. Consider approval of the minutes of the regular City Council meeting held January 5, 2006. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to approve the minutes as amended. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. ADJOURN TO EXECUTIVE SESSION: MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to adjourn to an executive session to discuss personnel and potential litigation. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Allen - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. RECONVENE: MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to reconvene. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker, who had arrived at the beginning of the executive session. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. GOLF FEES: City Manager Gary Esplin advised that he met with all golf pros, and golf fees would be discussed at next week?s work meeting. CHANGE ORDER: ...


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... a driving range, and a new maintenance building located at the Twin Lakes Golf Course on Red Hills Parkway and Twin Lakes Road, and item 6F to consider approval of a conditional use permit for a new office building with a height above 35' located at 400 North Bluff, were tabled from the agenda. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for placement of facilities, conduit placement, boring, placement and disposal of material, asphalt work, rock excavation and fiber splicing for the Energy Services Department. Purchasing Director Sue Swensen explained that bid packets were sent to several contractors, but only two bids were received, one of which was incomplete. She recommended award of a blanket contract to Niels Fugal & Sons in the amount of $50,000 for the year. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Allen to award the blanket contract to Niels Fugal & Sons in the amount of $50,000 for the year. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for mega lugs and fittings for the Water Services Department. Purchasing Director Sue Swensen explained that bid packets were sent to three local suppliers, but only two bids were received, as follows: Mountainland Supply $75,835.87 Scholzen?s $74,646.61 She recommended that the blanket contract be awarded to the low bidder, Scholzen?s, in the amount of $74,646.61. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to award the bid to Scholzen?s in the amount of $74,646.61. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for 10-wheel dump bodies. Purchasing Director Sue Swensen recommended purchase of three 10-wheel dump bodies from H&K Truck Equipment in the amount of $65,224 for the Irrigation, Wastewater and Streets Departments. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to award the bid to H&K Truck Equipment in the amount of $65,224. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for an excavator, loader, dump truck and milling machine work. Purchasing Director Sue Swensen explained that bid packets were sent to several vendors. She recommended that blanket contracts in the amount of $50,000 for the year each be established with each of them: JP Excavating, Bryce Christensen, Desert Hills Construction, and Sunland Construction. St. George City Council Minutes December 1, 2005 Page Two MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to award blanket contracts to JP Excavating, Bryce Christensen, Desert Hills Construction, and Sunland Construction in the amount of $50,000 each for the year. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider approval of a sole source purchase of ballfield lights for The Fields. Purchasing Director Sue Swensen explained that Musco Lighting has provided ballfield lights for the City over the past 20 years. She recommended award of the bid to Musco Lighting in the amount of $284,000. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that staff has researched the issue extensively, and the lights provided by Musco are the most environmentally sensitive available at this time. Musco is also providing a $15,000 discount to the City. Leisure Services Director Kent Perkins explained that in exchange for a study by the City to help evaluate the impact of the lights and cost savings, Musco offered the City a $15,000 discount. Musco will also guarantee the lights for 20 years, and replace the bulbs at their cost. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Allen to award the bid to Musco Lighting in the amount of $284,000. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. Purchasing Director Sue Swensen explained the City?s local preference bidding policy. RENTAL ORDINANCE: Consider approval of a rental ordinance. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the proposed rental ordinance is not the final product and can be amended in the future. City Attorney Shawn Guzman explained that with regard to code enforcement over the past few years, some problems with rental units have come to light, with complaints both from tenants and landlords. One of the provisions of the proposed ordinance is the requirement that an agent be specified for landlords living outside of Washington County. The definition of agent is someone who can received notice of a violation and pass it along to the owner of the property as quickly as possible. The ordinance will take effect March 1, 2006. Time is needed to assess the fees, if any, and a resolution setting the fees will be considered at a future City Council meeting. The proposed ordinance also requires the payment of a business license fee for those who have three or more rental units, with a reasonable inspection fee for three or more units. Council Member Bunker inquired if a family member or friend could be specified as the resident agent. Mr. Guzman replied that a family member or friend or neighbor, or anyone living within Washington County could be specified as the resident agent. Council Member Allen clarified that it was not the City?s intention to drive up the cost of rental units or burden the affected renter, and the fees which will be proposed will not be exorbitant, but are a part of the cost of doing business. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to approve the ordinance. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Bunker - aye Council Member Allen - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. RESOLUTION: Consider approval of a resolution establishing rates for the new community building at the Senior Citizens? Center. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the City and County are jointly constructing a building next to the Senior Citizens Center. The City has agreed to schedule the building and must establish fees for its use. Staff recommends the rate be set at $10 an hour to cover the City?s costs for cleaning and electric power, with the recommendation that the Leisure Services Department set the deposit requirements to protect the City?s interests in case the building is damaged. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Allen to approve the resolution. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. VARIANCE FROM SIGN CODE: Consider a request for variances from the Sign Code. Young Electric Sign Co., applicant. St. George City Council Minutes December 1, 2005 Page Three City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the Sign Review Board unanimously recommended approval of the request. Enforcement Officer Brad Young explained there were two issues: (1) a request for additional pole signs at the Sunset Corner Commercial Center, and (2) a modified pole sign for the Zion Factory Stores. City Manager Gary Esplin explained with regard to the request for the Sunset Corner Commercial Center, the applicant has agreed that in exchange for two additional signs with heights of 35' and 27' and with an overall size of 300 sq. ft., he will not request additional free standing signs. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to approve the two additional signs as recommended by the Sign Review Board. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. Enforcement Officer Brad Young explained that the second sign is located at the Zion Factory Stores. The applicant is requesting an additional 50' tall sign. The Sign Review Board recommended approval of a 42' tall sign because of its good visibility from the freeway in lieu of any additional free-standing signs. The existing Outback sign will be replaced with a multi-tenant sign. Ray Draper, representing Young Electric Sign Co., advised that a 42' sign was acceptable. Council Member Whatcott inquired about cladding. Mr. Draper replied that the bottom section could have something added, such as rock, and something could be worked out on the pylon pole cover. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to approve the sign at the Zion Factory Stores. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. City Manager Gary Esplin clarified that the City Council was asking for something to be added to the bottom of the sign to dress it up. AMENDED MOTION: Council Member Bunker agreed to add this stipulation to her motion. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. Gilbert Jennings stated he did not agree with the way his sign issue was presented. He stated his sign plan was approved four years ago. His project has over 4,000 feet of frontage and he cannot get tenants because of the sign issue. He stated he did not agree to not have any more free-standing signs. He is entitled to six pylon signs and is only asking for three, but he has to have the ability to have more freestanding signs. City Manager Gary Esplin stated that the recommendation of the Sign Review Board is for approval of signs with additional height and square footage in consideration of no more freestanding signs. This does not include identification signs on the interior of the project, however, as the City does not enforce CC&Rs. Enforcement Officer Brad Young clarified that the City does not regulate interior priority directional signs. Mr. Jennings stated he had to have more directional signs on U-18. City Manager Gary Esplin advised Mr. Jennings that he could then withdraw his request which was just approved by the Council, and abide by the City?s current sign ordinance which would allow him more signs along his frontage, Council Member Orton offered to withdraw his motion and let the provisions of the City?s new Sign Ordinance stand. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that the Sign Review Board was simply responding to the applicant?s request for taller and larger signs in exchange for no more signs along the frontage. However, the applicant has the choice of withdrawing his request and conforming to the new Sign Ordinance. Council Member Orton again offered to withdraw his motion if desired by the applicant. Mr. Jennings clarified that he is only asking for additional free-standing monument signs. Mr. Young clarified that Mr. Jennings did not agree to no other freestanding signs along Bluff Street and Sunset Blvd., but that was the recommendation of the Sign Review Board. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that Mr. Jennings is asking permission to place monument signs along his frontage identifying businesses within the interior of the project and without frontage on the streets. Council Member Orton inquired of Mr. Jennings if he was suggesting that he would place monument signs on the frontage advertising interior businesses. Mr. Jennings replied that he might be, but not pylon signs. St. George City Council Minutes December 1, 2005 Page Four Council Member Orton explained to Mr. Jennings that the City?s new sign ordinance will allow a lot more signs on the frontage, and he again offered to withdraw his motion. Mr. Jennings stated he would rather have the three larger, taller pylon signs and be able to read them than 13 smaller signs and not be able to read them. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the City?s sign ordinance addresses large 26 acre projects with large frontages by allowing multiple signs. Mr. Jennings stated he wanted the pylon signs to be 300 sq. ft., but he is bothered by the fact that the recommendation from the Sign Review Board is different than when he left that meeting. Mayor McArthur advised Mr. Jennings that he was always welcome to address the City Council in the future about other signs. Council Member Orton advised Mr. Jennings that the motion which was just approved limited the number of additional signs on his frontage. If the motion is withdrawn, Mr. Jennings could follow the City?s new Sign Ordinance and have additional signs on his frontage. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson advised that the matter could be tabled until a master sign plan is submitted for the entire project. Additionally, not all tenants in large projects have their names out on the frontage; an example of this is the Red Cliffs Mall. Mayor McArthur advised Mr. Jennings that he had two options - the City Council could repeal its motion, or the motion could stand as passed. Mr. Jennings advised that he presented a master sign plan for the project four years ago. Council Member Allen inquired of Mr. Jennings if that master sign plan was adequate for the entire project. Mr. Jennings replied that it was. Council Member Allen inquired of Mr. Jennings how that master sign plan conflicted with the City?s new sign ordinance. Mr. Jennings replied that the master sign plan shows monument signs along 1250 North, and there was no restriction against the use of features. Mayor McArthur advised Mr. Jennings that a motion was made and approved to allow the three signs as he requested with no other signs allowed on the perimeter of the project. He suggested that the motion stand and the applicant work with staff, as he can always come back to the City Council. PUBLIC HEARING/PRELIMINARY PLAT: Public hearing to consider approval of a preliminary plat for Phase 25 of Sun River St. George located on Arrowhead Canyon Drive south of Sun River Parkway. Darcy Stewart, applicant. Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that the Planning Commission recommended approval. City Manager Gary Esplin stated that before future development takes place, the issue of locating a fire station in the Sun River area needed to be addressed. An agreement for a site has not been able to be worked out with the developer. Mayor McArthur explained that the City offered to purchase a site in the project. City Manager Gary Esplin replied that staff has met with Darcy Stewart and he knows that the City is concerned about a fire station site, parks and trails in the area. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised that a fire station is a health and safety issue, and the City Council can decide whether it wants to approve any plats or not based on this issue. Fire Chief Robert Stoker advised that Matt Loo has been working with Sun River the last few weeks to locate sites for a fire station. The site now proposed is by the commercial center and church. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing. Council Member Whatcott inquired of Chief Stoker is he was comfortable with the site proposed for the fire station. Chief Stoker replied that he was. While the site proposed is not specific, it is in an area closer to the main road. The sites previously proposed by Sun River which were rejected by the City did not meet the distance requirement for an acceptable ISO rating. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that staff will be presenting for City Council approval a master plan of the City showing areas where fire station sites are needed so that anyone developing in these areas will be put on notice that they need to plan for a fire station site. Staff is not suggesting that the property be given to the City, and in theory the City will purchase the sites. St. George City Council Minutes December 1, 2005 Page Five Chief Stoker advised he has been working with developers of The Ledges, and a site there has been identified next to the church. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to approve the preliminary plat. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/SITE PLAN AND BUILDING ELEVATION: Public hearing to consider approval of a site plan and building elevation for a proposed 8,000 sq. ft. retail building on pad #5 in the Walmart PD zone at Pioneer Road and 2710 South Cr. Watson Engineering Co., representative. Assistant Planner Ray Snyder explained that in 2000 when the Walmart project was approved, one of the stipulations was that the City would have to approve use of the outlot pads. The site in question is one acre, and staff does not know the actual uses being proposed for the site. The Planning Commission recommended approval subject to (1) signage being approved under a separate permit, (2) earth tone colors shall be used as depicted in the October 19, 2005 submittal, (3) the elevations shall include 8x8x16 single scored CMU columns which project 1'0" from the face of the building on all sides as depicted in the October 19, 2005 submittal, (4) an EIFS overhang shall be added as depicted in the October 19, 2005 submittal, (5) the HVAC systems will be split systems with compressors on the ground and screened by landscaping, with no mechanical units on the roof, (6) a landscape plan or typical c-section, and (7) the inside of the parapet wall colored. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Allen to approve the site plan and building elevations subject to the recommendations of the Planning Commission. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider approval of a zone change from R-2 to RCC for the area referred to as ?Sandtown? located approximately north of 150 North, east of Bluff Street, south of the Red Hills Golf Course, and west of the Red Hill. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that in October 2004 the residents in Sand Town petitioned the City to adopt a pending ordinance moratorium on building within the R-2 zone. The RCC zoning ordinance has been tweaked since then to add design standards. Staff sent out 700 letters informing owners and residents of the Planning Commission and City Council meetings. The area is mostly built-out. R-2 zoning allows a single family dwelling on 6,000 sq. ft. lots and duplexes on 8,000 sq. ft. lots. Lots with 50' frontage are subject to design standards. Duplexes, townhomes, condominiums and apartments are allowed in the RCC zone with a conditional use permit, and the RCC zone allows more flexibility than an R-2 zone. The Planning Commission recommended approval on a four to two vote. Mayor McArthur commented that the purpose of the RCC zone is to encourage single family residents to remain in the area without disallowing present uses of property. He then opened the public hearing. Paul Bottema commented he hoped the zone change was approved. Jay Blake, representing the Ella Blake Trust, commented that his lot consists of over one-sixth of the property on the block, and is the only piece on the block affected by the zone change since the property next door is a law office and the other side consists of two small rental homes. He stated he did not see why any property south of 200 North had to be included in the zone change. He stated he was possibly looking at commercial development of his property. Mayor McArthur replied that commercial development is allowed in an RCC zone. Mr. Blake commented that the zone change proposal was poor planning and he saw no reason to change the zone. He stated he would not develop the property, but sell it for likely commercial development. Council Member Whatcott commented that the City Council did not want to create islands of zoning, and excluding Mr. Blake?s property would create an island of R-2 zoning. Hylan Kirkland commented that he has lived in Sandtown for 52 years and has commercial zoning all around him. He stated that the required design standards would drive the cost of the houses up. City Manager Gary Esplin replied that the design standards apply only to anything less than an 8,000 sq. ft. lot and would apply only to someone who wanted an exception to the zoning. Mr. Kirkland commented that RCC zoning may force some to keep their older homes and rent them which will not help the problem in the Sandtown area and could possibly make it worse. He stated the higher cost of ground and building costs will require more PDs with townhomes and apartments, which will mean more rentals. This will also cost the City more in planning and enforcement which comes out of his tax dollar. He stated he felt the zone change tramples on personal property rights, and he urged the City Council to deny the request. St. George City Council Minutes December 1, 2005 Page Six Gloria Shakespeare commented that the RCC zone is not her ideal as there is enough mixed-use housing already in the downtown area. The only way to protect the socioeconomic balance in the downtown is to keep R-1-8 zoning. However, the RCC zone is a compromise which will benefit Mr. Blake and Mr. Kirkland by not allowing single family homes to be turned into duplexes. The RCC zone is really an R-1-8 zone with a conditional use permit built into it. The purpose of the RCC zone is to provide stability for the downtown area, to encourage single family homes, and provide aesthetical charm and beauty. Every home in Sandtown on an 8,000 sq. ft. can be turned into a duplex unless the RCC zone is approved. The RCC zone benefits the neighborhood and community as a whole, and the City has the right to determine if what is going in is in the best interests of the community. Lewis Cook commented he was in favor of the zone change. Doug Alder commented that Ogden, Provo, and Salt Lake City have gone through serious phases of declining city centers and are spending millions of dollars to try and revitalize them. The purpose of the RCC zone is to prevent this before it happens to St. George. Jay Blake commented that the block on which his property is located is no longer a neighborhood and should not be included in the zone change. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson clarified that the design standards apply only to 5,000 sq. ft. lots or multiple family projects. There being no further public comment, Mayor McArthur closed the public hearing. Council Member Whatcott commented that Mr. Blake and Mr. Kirkland had legitimate concerns, and there will be isolated cases to look at and adjust accordingly in the RCC area, but overall he felt the zone change was a good thing to do and the design standards made sense to improve and enhance the area. Council Member Bunker commented that this zone change has been a long time in coming and is beneficial to the community as a whole and not only to Sandtown. She stated there was a lot of flexibility and an applicant can go to the Planning Commission and City Council to have their various needs addressed. Council Member Allen encouraged staff to work with applicants who may have individual cases needing clarification or change. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that a caveat could be included in the motion to allow them to request a zone change, with waiver of the fee. City Attorney Shawn Guzman suggested a time frame within which to waive the fee. Council Member Allen suggested a six to nine month time frame to waive the fee. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that the fee waiver would apply to the property, not the individual, to accommodate sale of Mr. Blake?s property. Mr. Guzman clarified that the time frame for waiver of the fee would be nine months, but an applicant could request a zone change at any time. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to approve the zone change by ordinance according to the map as presented, recognizing that there are areas which need to be dealt with on an individual basis. The motion includes a stipulation that the fee waiver will apply for nine months. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Bunker - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Orton - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. APPOINT MAYOR PRO TEM: Mayor McArthur advised that he had to leave the meeting, and suggested that Council Member Whatcott be appointed as Mayor Pro Tem in his absence. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to appoint Council Member Whatcott as Mayor Pro Tem. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. Mayor Pro Tem Whatcott called for a brief break. PUBLIC HEARTING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider a zone change from R-2 to PD Residential on 1.41 acres located at 449 West 500 North Street. Jeremy Black, applicant. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that the purpose of the zone change is to allow the project to be platted. It has already been approved and 75% built. The R-2 zone requires the lots to be 6,000 or 8,000 sq. ft. Without changing the density the PD zone allows the platting and sale of just the private envelope area. There is no change in the project size, look or density. The Planning Commission recommends approval. St. George City Council Minutes December 1, 2005 Page Seven Mayor Pro Tem Whatcott opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to approve the zone change. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Whatcott called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Bunker - aye Council Member Allen - aye Mayor Pro Tem Whatcott - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/AMEND GENERAL PLAN LAND USE MAP/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider a request to amend the General Plan Land Use Map to change the land use designation from Low Density Residential (up to four dwelling units per acre) to Medium Density Residential (up to nine dwelling units per acre) on 13.2 acres located west of the intersection of Dixie Drive and Mesa Palms Drive. Kelly Erickson, agent. Associate Planner Mark Bradley explained that this area is part of the Mesa Palms PD area which has not yet been developed. The applicant proposes to have five to nine dwelling units per acre. The site is surrounded by R-1-10 and PD. The General Plan shows potential commercial to the north. The Planning Commission tabled the matter the first time it heard it in order for conceptual renderings to be prepared. The applicant proposes to construct two and three story buildings. The Planning Commission recommended approval with the clarification in the minutes that there is no tie to the exhibits presented because this is just a General Plan amendment. This phase consists of a recreation area for the PD, which the applicant is still willing to do. Staff feels the land use designation should remain as low density residential. Council Member Bunker inquired if the blue clay was the reason for three story buildings. Mr. Bradley replied that this was the justification, and is a good reason to have more dense weight instead of separate units spread throughout the area. Piers will be used to address the expansive soils. Staff feels the applicant can still meet the density of up to four dwelling units per acre with the two story units spread throughout the hillside and achieve the same objective. Mayor Pro Tem Whatcott opened the public hearing. Rick Wells, architect for the applicant, explained that this is a master plan change for density only, and the applicant is not married to the plans as presented. He stated the proposed density would be six to eight units per acre, and multi-story buildings would be needed to accomplish this, but it could possibly be accomplished with two story units. The only way to provide affordable housing is to increase the density and drop the cost per unit. Mayor Pro Tem Whatcott commented that this change would result in a spot zone on the General Plan, surrounded by low density residential. Mr. Wells explained the applicant was trying to provide affordable housing. He explained that the development was similar to the Green Valley development and contiguous to other single family residential areas and harmonious with its neighbors. The intent is to provide individually owned permanent housing and provide a good mix of housing and provide a product for start-up housing or second homes. Council Member Allen commented that other developers have come before the City Council and requested higher density in order to make the units more affordable, yet the price of the units never came down as the price is driven by the market. She inquired of Mr. Wells what he considered an affordable range. Mr. Wells replied that the market drives what is affordable and he could not guarantee prices for his client. He commented that the only way to provide affordable housing is to build more units per acre to drive the unit price down. The developer must rely on market value and supply and demand to determine affordability, and everyone will try to get the most return on his or her investment, but the intent is to provide smaller units with a higher density, and build out the project within a year. Council Member Bunker commented that the units may be individually owned, but how long would it be before they were rented out similar to an apartment complex. Mr. Wells replied that one of the advantages of a PD is that the City Council has the ability to set the zoning and can put whatever restrictions it wants on it. The footprint becomes the zoning. Jay Lane, representing the Washington County Board of Realtors, commented he understood why the developer was asking for a change - because of the clay issues. He commented that he had clients who would also be asking for ?spot zoning? in this same area. Kelly Erickson, applicant, explained that one of the reasons for the proposed product vs. the existing Mesa Palms project is that Mesa Palms has been one of the slowest selling projects in St. George. He stated he was willing to make the recreational facilities available to existing Mesa Palms homeowners. He explained the recreational facilities consisted of a pool and clubhouse. The site has predominantly expansive soils, and everything will have to be built on columns or piers, and the more load the better. The density is proposed at 8.2 units per St. George City Council Minutes December 1, 2005 Page Eight acre, and he likes the idea of having more affordable units and more higher priced units for a nice mix. There will be six to eight different floorplans. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that he was concerned about granting increased density without a guarantee of addressing the affordable housing issue. The City has no guarantee that by granting additional density that the units will be within the affordable housing range. The City should be looking at some way to protect itself and ensure that affording housing units will be provided. This cannot be done without a development agreement and should be done throughout the entire community. There being no further public comment, Mayor Pro Tem Whatcott closed the public hearing. Council