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City Parks:
...ved by the City's outstanding park system. The diverse mix of neighborhood parks, community parks, sport facilities and other provide a wide range of activities. The ...


Cox Park:
How can I reserve this park? Call (435) 627-4530, or stop by our Parks Office (390 N. 3050 E., St. George) Mon-Fri between 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 ...


Forest Park:
How can I reserve this park? Call (435) 627-4530, or stop by our Parks Office (390 N. 3050 E., St. George) Mon-Fri between 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 ...


Bikestock Kids Criterium and Family Fun Bike Ride    February 6th 2021  :
...Since park of the parking lot will be used for the Kid's Criterium course, parks of the parking lot will be closed. If a part of the parking lot is cl...


Parks, Trails and Cemetery:


Sunset Park:
How can I reserve this park? Call (435) 627-4530, or stop by our Parks Office (390 N. 3050 E., St. George) Mon-Fri between 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 ...


Mathis Park:
How can I reserve this park? Call (435) 627-4530, or stop by our Parks Office (390 N. 3050 E., St. George) Mon-Fri between 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 ...


Tawa Pond:
How can I reserve this park? Call (435) 627-4530, or stop by our Parks Office (390 N. 3050 E., St. George) Mon-Fri between 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 ...


Springs Park:
How can I reserve this park? Call (435) 627-4530, or stop by our Parks Office (390 N. 3050 E., St. George) Mon-Fri between 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 ...


Arbor Day Celebration 2020:
...or Day Celebration will be held Saturday, April 24, 2021   Join the Parks Division and the Tonaquint Nature Center staff for the annual Arbor D...


Pioneer Park:
How can I reserve this park? Call (435) 627-4530, or stop by our Parks Office (390 N. 3050 E., St. George) Mon-Fri between 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 ...


Sandtown Park:
How can I reserve this park? Call (435) 627-4530, or stop by our Parks Office (390 N. 3050 E., St. George) Mon-Fri between 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 ...


1100 East Park:
How can I reserve this park? Call (435) 627-4530, or stop by our Parks Office (390 N. 3050 E., St. George) Mon-Fri between 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 ...


Town Square:
How can I reserve this park? Call (435) 627-4530, or stop by our Parks Office (390 N. 3050 E., St. George) Mon-Fri between 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 ...


Silkwood Park:
How can I reserve this park? Call (435) 627-4530, or stop by our Parks Office (390 N. 3050 E., St. George) Mon-Fri between 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 ...


Zion Square:
How can I reserve this park? Call (435) 627-4530, or stop by our Parks Office (390 N. 3050 E., St. George) Mon-Fri between 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 ...


College Park:
How can I reserve this park? Call (435) 627-4530, or stop by our Parks Office (390 N. 3050 E., St. George) Mon-Fri between 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 ...


J.C. Snow Park:
How can I reserve this park? Call (435) 627-4530, or stop by our Parks Office (390 N. 3050 E., St. George) Mon-Fri between 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 ...


2450 East Park:
... loop walking path goes around the park.  One of St. George's largest parks, waiting for your next picnic.


Park Planning:
...k Planning Division provides long-range planning and implementation of new parks, regional trails, other open-space recreational facilities, and major upgrades to existing parks and trails. Park Planning updates the City's Parks and Trails Maste


Firehouse Park:
How can I reserve this park? Call (435) 627-4530, or stop by our Parks Office (390 N. 3050 E., St. George) Mon-Fri between 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 ...


Irrigation:
...n delivers secondary irrigation water to several City facilities including parks, cemeteries, golf courses, and sports complexes, as well as other lar...


Larkspur Park:
How can I reserve this park? Call (435) 627-4530, or stop by our Parks Office (390 N. 3050 E., St. George) Mon-Fri between 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 ...


Parks, Arts and Recreation Master Plan:


City Contacts:
...; Fire  - 435-627-4150  Leisure Services - 435-627-4500  Parks - 435-627-4530  Planning Commission - 435-627-4206 Police - 43...


St. James Park:
How can I reserve this park? Call (435) 627-4530, or stop by our Parks Office (390 N. 3050 E., St. George) Mon-Fri between 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 ...


Millcreek Park:
How can I reserve this park? Call (435) 627-4530, or stop by our Parks Office (390 N. 3050 E., St. George) Mon-Fri between 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 ...


Dixie Downs Park:
How can I reserve this park? Call (435) 627-4530, or stop by our Parks Office (390 N. 3050 E., St. George) Mon-Fri between 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 ...


Slick Rock Park:
How can I reserve this park? Call (435) 627-4530, or stop by our Parks Office (390 N. 3050 E., St. George) Mon-Fri between 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 ...


Tonaquint Park:
How can I reserve this park? Call (435) 627-4530, or stop by our Parks Office (390 N. 3050 E., St. George) Mon-Fri between 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 ...


Christensen Park:
How can I reserve this park? Call (435) 627-4530, or stop by our Parks Office (390 N. 3050 E., St. George) Mon-Fri between 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 ...


Petroglyph Park:
How can I reserve this park? Call (435) 627-4530, or stop by our Parks Office (390 N. 3050 E., St. George) Mon-Fri between 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 ...


Royal Oaks Park:
How can I reserve this park? Call (435) 627-4530, or stop by our Parks Office (390 N. 3050 E., St. George) Mon-Fri between 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 ...


Middleton Park:
How can I reserve this park? Call (435) 627-4530, or stop by our Parks Office (390 N. 3050 E., St. George) Mon-Fri between 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 ...


Centennial Park:
How can I reserve this park? Call (435) 627-4530, or stop by our Parks Office (390 N. 3050 E., St. George) Mon-Fri between 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 ...


Technology:
... and information on the City website (www.sgcity.org).Free Wi-Fi at public parks and facilities. See map at http://maps.sgcity.org/sgcitywifi.Services...


Special Event:
...the event by the City of St. George. • All events hosted in City parks should make reservations online https://www.sgcity.org/parkreservations/ and confirm payment by calling 435-627-4530. Reservations must be secured in advance of submitting the special event application.  Useful phone numbers regarding permits that may be necessary for your event:• Food Handlers Permit: 435-986-2580• Large Tent approval: 435-627-4150• Park Reservations: 435-627-4530• Proof of Insurance clarification: 435-627-4605• Street Closure/Encroachment Permit: 435-627-4006• Temporary Sign/Banner Permit: 435-627-4712• Temporary Utah Sales Tax information: 801-297-6303    What is a Special Event? â€‹Chapter 10, Section 3-10-2:  Defines a "SPECIAL EVENT" as – A temporary event of any of the following or a combination of the following acts:A. Any athletic event, entertainment event, parade, carnival, circus, dance, musical event, rodeo event, fighting event, racing event, live shows, fairs, concerts, block parties, filming event, or outdoor sales event, whether held for-profit, nonprofit or charitable purposes held on private or public property within the city.B. Any organized assemblage at any public park, public square or other city property which gathers for a common purpose or event under the direction and control of a person or entity and which uses more services, amusement devices such as stages, inflatable devices or temporary structures, or equipment, whether provided by the city or a third party, than normally provided to groups which reserve park facilities or other city-owned facilities.C. Events held at the following are not special events under this chapter: 1. A building that has a business located in it that has a current annual business license as an event business;2. A building with an assembly group classification under the International Building Code, as adopted by the city, so long as the event does not exceed the posted occupant load as approved by the city and has a current annual business license, if required; and3. A government-owned facility. D. For purposes of this chapter, city events are not special events, however, events sponsored by the city are special events.A permit is also required for: a. Closing a public street; b. Blocking or restriction of public property, limiting the use of parks by the general public, and streets; c. Offer of merchandise, food, or beverages on public property or on private property where otherwise prohibited by ordinance; d. Erection of a tent on public property, or on private property where otherwise prohibited by ordinance; e. Installation of a stage, bandshell, trailer, van, portable building, grandstand or bleachers on public property, or on private property where otherwise prohibited by ordinance; f. Placement of portable toilets on public property, or on private property where otherwise prohibited by ordinance; g. Placement of temporary "no parking" signs in a public right-of-way.   Special Event Application Process: 1. The event applicant must complete and submit a Special Event Application and COVID-19 Event Planning Template to the Special Event Coordinator (SEC). The Special Event Application can be retrieved from the city’s website or can be picked up at the city office, 175 East 200 North, St. George, UT 84770. 2. Reservation of City parks will be coordinated with a Parks Division representative, who will research the proposed dates/times on the park facility schedule to prevent conflicts with sports and other activities. Please allow at least 5 business days for this process. 3. A Parks Division representative will approve the location/date, collect the Park Reservation Fee, and issue a reservation contract. 4. SEC will review the application and determine if the event requires "Committee Review" or "Non-Committee Review": a. Committee Review: The Special Event Review Committee (SERC) must review the application and meet with the applicant during a SERC meeting. Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month. The agenda is prepared by the SEC.  b. Non-Committee Review: The SEC reviews the application and will contact the applicant to inform them of which review process will be required.  5. Fees: a.  Permit Fees are paid at the City of St. George Office - 175 East 200 North, St. George, UT 84770 b.  Park Reservation Fees are paid at the Parks Division Millcreek Facility - 390 North 3050 East, St. George, UT 847...


Bloomington Park:
How can I reserve this park? Call (435) 627-4530, or stop by our Parks Office (390 N. 3050 E., St. George) Mon-Fri between 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 ...


Brooks Nature Park:
How can I reserve this park? Call (435) 627-4530, or stop by our Parks Office (390 N. 3050 E., St. George) Mon-Fri between 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 ...


St. George Parks, Arts & Recreation Master Plan:
...veys, and analysis the final draft of the update to the City of St. George Parks, Recreation, Arts & Trails Master Plan is now available for the p...


Vernon Worthen Park:
How can I reserve this park? Call (435) 627-4530, or stop by our Parks Office (390 N. 3050 E., St. George) Mon-Fri between 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 ...


Special Enforcement:
...nt's COP efforts and works tirelessly to make sure that your public places-parks, trails, schools, shopping centers etc. remain free from crime and di...


Concert in the Park:
... Concert in the Park Series is a celebration of wonderful music, open parks, and family celebration. The Series runs April through September...


Blake Memorial Park:
How can I reserve this park? Call (435) 627-4530, or stop by our Parks Office (390 N. 3050 E., St. George) Mon-Fri between 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 ...


Shadow Mountain Park:
How can I reserve this park? Call (435) 627-4530, or stop by our Parks Office (390 N. 3050 E., St. George) Mon-Fri between 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 ...


Hidden Valley Park:
How can I reserve this park? Call (435) 627-4530, or stop by our Parks Office (390 N. 3050 E., St. George) Mon-Fri between 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 ...


Updated Annual Meeting Notices:
...n Board will meet on an as-needed basis as items come in for review at the Parks Division Office, 390 N. 3050 E., St. George, UT. The St. George Hill...


Summer Youth Sport Series:
... boys and girls ages 7-13.  All of the sports will be played at local parks around the city.  Games will be played Tuesday evenings at Little Valley, Wednesday evenings at Mathis Park, and Thursday evenings at Sandtown Park (Parks are subject to change depending on availability). Weekly registration...


Cottonwood Cove Park:
How can I reserve this park? Call (435) 627-4530, or stop by our Parks Office (390 N. 3050 E., St. George) Mon-Fri between 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 ...


Bloomington Hills Park:
How can I reserve this park? Call (435) 627-4530, or stop by our Parks Office (390 N. 3050 E., St. George) Mon-Fri between 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 ...


The Canyons Complex:
How can I reserve this park? Call (435) 627-4530, or stop by our Parks Office (390 N. 3050 E., St. George) Mon-Fri between 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 ...


Black Hill View Park:
How can I reserve this park? Call (435) 627-4530, or stop by our Parks Office (390 N. 3050 E., St. George) Mon-Fri between 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 ...


Cemetery Information:
...r the maintenance and improvement of the Cemetery.   MaintenanceThe Parks Division staff provides regular turf care, edging of the grass, and r...


Frequently Asked Questions:
... not have any Eagle Scout projects available at this time. Please call the Parks Department at 435-627-4530 to inquire about their Eagle Scout project...


Bloomington Hills North Park:
How can I reserve this park? Call (435) 627-4530, or stop by our Parks Office (390 N. 3050 E., St. George) Mon-Fri between 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 ...


The Fields at Little Valley:
How can I reserve this park? Call (435) 627-4530, or stop by our Parks Office (390 N. 3050 E., St. George) Mon-Fri between 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 ...


Junior Ranger Family Night:
...District/ D/ASIA Big Brothers and Big Sister of Southern Utah Utah State Parks (Gunlock & Sand Hollow)      


Crosby Family Confluence Park:
How can I reserve this park? Call (435) 627-4530, or stop by our Parks Office (390 N. 3050 E., St. George) Mon-Fri between 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 ...


Parks & Recreation Press Release 09/24/2014:


Community Action Teams - CAT:
...city to include Police, fire, code enforcement, streets, water, power, and parks. The primary goal of our C.A.T. Teams is to work together to fin...


City Council Meeting Agenda Agenda 07/16/2020:
...:  Through the RAP Tax (sales tax) dedicated to recreation, arts, and parks, the City of St. George has budgeted $275,000 to award to various gro...


City Council Agenda 08/18/2016:
... Consider award of bid for the purchase of a new skid-steer loader for the Parks Division. C. Consider award of bid for work on the airport apron p...


City Council Meeting Agenda Agenda 06/04/2020:
...users to irrigate in 12 hours.  This includes city golf courses, most parks, cemeteries and many Washington County School District ball fields as...


City Council Meeting Agenda Agenda 02/20/2020:
...rails Surfacing Project.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The Parks Division plans an HA 5 asphalt surfacing program each year in the Spr...


City Council Agenda 06/18/2015:
...ed where they occur. He stated that he believes that all who benefit from parks and St. George City Council Minutes June 18, 2015 Page Seven water should share in the cost. He stated the he felt the best way to handle water conservation goals and intentions are to have costs paid where they are incurred. Bruce Rafferty commented that he is glad to see the transparency. He is bothered by the entity that is also a customer of the City but not bearing any cost of that. He would be willing to pay a bit more than $1.54 a month but he thinks the appearance is important and the appearance of unbilled services says we are the administrative agency and we’ve decided we don’t have to pay. Dan Gubler stated that facilities should run on a profit/loss basis. If water goes to the City then the City is in direct competition with private business and that’s unfair. If it doesn’t produce a profit, then get rid of it. He doesn’t see a valid government document saying the government is supposed to provide people recreation. He indicated this is socialism. The right direction is to get rid of recreation if it’s not producing a profit. If it’s profitable the private sector will pick 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...


City Council Meeting Agenda Agenda 09/26/2019:
...or the future expansion of the Tonaquint Cemetery as recommended by a 2019 Parks Division needs analysis.  The purchase amount is $1,700,000; the...


City Council Agenda 09/04/2014:
...al. D. Consider award of bid for six ½ ton super cab trucks for the Parks Department. E. Consider award of bid for six 2015 Ford Intercepto...


City Council Agenda 09/05/2013:
... D. Consider award of bid for four F-250 pickups with utility beds for the Parks Division. E. Consider award of bid for asphalt maintenance of tr...


City Council Agenda 03/16/2017:
... East.   B. Consider award of bid for the high density mineral bond parks and trails project.   3. PUBLIC HEARINGS   A. Public he...


City Council Meeting Agenda Agenda 07/11/2019:
...left out.  The City also has a law that prohibits alcohol in the City parks.  That section should be moved into the criminal code so the pub...


City Council Agenda 04/06/2017:
...Offenses; Public Safety and Title 7 Chapter 3, Section 1, 2, and 3, Public Parks. C. Consider approval of an ordinance amending the final subdivision...


City Council Meeting Agenda Agenda 05/03/2018:
...ional Services Agreement with Conservation Technix, Inc for the St. George Parks and Recreation Master Plan Update.   BACKGROUND AND RECOMMENDA...


City Council Agenda 07/30/2015:
...d that state law dictates what can be carried, used and prohibited in city parks; citizens can go into a park with a weapon. Deputy City Attorney Paula Houston advised the proposed amendments clean up the definitions so that they are in line with state law. The City has never filed charges against someone for carrying a weapon. The signs will be changed; some of which have already been changed. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bowcutt to approve the amendment to the City park ordinance regarding firearms as presented. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Hughes. VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Almquist called for a roll call vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist – did not vote Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye The motion carried. Councilmember Arial inquired if the City is looking at possible change in crime. She asked if this ordinance will make a difference. City Manager Gary Esplin stated that he does not see this helping that much. He believes there will be more calls about people carrying guns in parks. ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION: MOTION: A motion was made by Counci...


City Council Meeting Agenda Agenda 09/21/2017:
...Consider approval to purchase seven (7) new utility beds for trucks in the Parks Division.   3. PUBLIC HEARINGS   A. Public hearing to ...


City Council Meeting Agenda Agenda 10/25/2018:
...RDING RANKED CHOICE VOTING.   PRESENTATION REGARDING THE ST. GEORGE PARKS, RECREATION, ARTS & TRAILS MASTER PLAN UPDATE.   PRESENTAT...


City Council Agenda Agenda 06/15/2017:
... to provide a connection of the proposed open space to future donations of parks and trails. Desert Canyons, applicant.   J. Consider approval ...


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


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


City Council Meeting Agenda Agenda 08/01/2019:
...;         Consider approval of the Parks, Recreation, Arts & Trails Master Plan.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: City staff has been working with a consultant to update and renew the Parks and Recreation Master Plan; the previous master plan was adopted by t...


Hela Seegmiller Historical Farm:
How can I reserve this park? Call (435) 627-4530, or stop by our Parks Office (390 N. 3050 E., St. George) Mon-Fri between 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 ...


City Council Agenda 00/00/0000:
...loper has not been able to work out a deal with the homeowner and the City Parks Department has given them a proposal to purchase their property and i...


City Council Agenda 09/19/2013:
...onsider award of bid for fertilizer and chemicals for the golf courses and parks. D. Consider award of bid for the South Bloomington Trail Repair P...


City Council Meeting Agenda Agenda 08/09/2018:
...ter, Wastewater, Storm Water, Transportation, Power, Fire/EMS, Police, and Parks & Recreation be updated to reflect anticipated growth, developmen...


City Council Agenda 07/30/2015:
...d that state law dictates what can be carried, used and prohibited in city parks; citizens can go into a park with a weapon. Deputy City Attorney Paula Houston advised the proposed amendments clean up the definitions so that they are in line with state law. The City has never filed charges against someone for carrying a weapon. The signs will be changed; some of which have already been changed. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bowcutt to approve the amendment to the City park ordinance regarding firearms as presented. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Hughes. VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Almquist called for a roll call vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist – did not vote Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye The motion carried. Councilmember Arial inquired if the City is looking at possible change in crime. She asked if this ordinance will make a difference. City Manager Gary Esplin stated that he does not see this helping that much. He believes there will be more calls about people carrying guns in parks. ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION: MOTION: A motion was made by Counci...


City Council Agenda 01/07/2016:
... OPENINGS A. Consider award of bid for a 60’ Bucket XT Pro for the Parks Division. B. Consider award of bid for a chassis cab for a 60’ bucket truck for the Parks Division. C. Consider award of bid for the Millcreek Park playground...


City Council Agenda 07/10/2014:
... Culinary Water, Local & Regional Wastewater, Storm Drain, Transportation, Parks & Recreation, Power, Fire/EMS, and Police; adopting amended and updat...


City Council Meeting Agenda Agenda 06/07/2018:
...water and power services provided at no charge to City facilities, such as parks, wells & pump stations. Costs are built into the current utility ...


City Council Minutes 07/07/2016:
... to reroute the trail north on Little Valley Road to Seegmiller Drive; the Parks Department felt it was acceptable. Dixie Power owns the south 30â€...


City Council Minutes 10/27/2016:
...ld hate to give up the property.  If they are ok to delay, he can ask Parks Planning staff to see what they can do.  He will have staff come...


City Council Minutes 08/04/2016:
...en Construction who was the low bidder in the amount of $279,300.   Parks Planner Mark Goble explained the bids came in higher than budgeted, b...


City Council Meeting Minutes Minutes 03/05/2020:
...ause they are double fronting lots, there will be one along 3000 East. The Parks Division does not see any issues with maintaining it.  Typically...


City Council Minutes 04/03/2014:
...cout, stated that he is concerned with the condition of the much-used City parks. For example, at Circle Park in south Bloomington Hills the water fountains do not work and the slides are cracked. Mayor Pike stated that he will have Parks staff look into these issues. PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT: ...


City Council Minutes 09/30/2009:
...on commented that the City?s prohibition on possession of firearms in City parks and on trails is in violation of 2nd Amendment rights and in violation of the State Code. Deputy City Attorney Paula Houston advised she will look into it. Joe Hagen inquired about the sources of revenue at the new airport, what services will be provided, what steps are being taken to attract air and cargo carriers, and how the new airport will be marketed. Mayor McArthur replied the City has spoken with companies who want to locate at the airport. A marketing study has also been done. He advised the runway at opening will be 9,300 feet but can be expanded to 11,000 feet. The terminal is also being built to accommodate another airline and can be expanded. The goal is to build a jetway or two. The FAA will decide when additional runway thickness is needed to accommodate larger jets. Councilmember Shakespeare advised the City is hoping to attract cargo carriers as well. Support Services Manager Marc Mortensen advised the City conducted a market assessment study on the catchment area and the data is still being analyzed. Which airlines choose to locate at the new airport will be a decision made by the airline industry, not the City. A lot of work behind the scenes is being conducted. The new airport is being built for 20-40 years into the future. Councilmember Almquist commented that without FAA funds and commitment, the City would have to limp along with its current airport, without any capability for expansion. FAA funds are making the new airport possible. Robert Sears, a resident of Ivins, expressed concern about the safety of citizens in St. George due to murders being committed by illegal aliens and the number of gang members and illegal drug activity here. He said it seems someone is protecting the City from word getting out about the crime in St. George. He stated he wanted to see this information in the newspaper. Police Chief Marlon Stratton replied the City participated in Operation Community Shield where gang task force members worked with the bike patrol in identifying criminal aliens and those with gang affiliations. 21 were arrested in St. George and are now in the custody of Immigration and will be deported. There is drug activity in St. George and the City contributed eight officers to the Drug Task Force. The Washington County Sheriff?s Office contributed four officers. No other nearby bedroom community contributes any officers. The biggest concern with drugs is prescription drug abuse and the City has one detective who works solely on prescription drug violations. The City also has eight bike patrol officers who patrol the parks, trails, and apartments buildings and work closely with the Drug and ...


City Council Minutes 11/05/2009:
...h up the sidewalk on the north side by Slickrock Park and will connect two parks together. The City?s matching funds of $89,282 will have to come from unencumbered funds in the capital projects fund. Mayor Pro Tem Pike complimented staff on obtaining the grant as this leverages the City?s money and saves local tax dollars. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bunker to approve the contract. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Allen. VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Pike called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Bunker - aye Councilmember Allen - aye Councilmember Shakespeare - aye Mayor Pro Tem Pike - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. LEASE AGREEMENT: Consider approval of a lease agreement with Dixie Igloo. City Manager Gary Esplin recommended approval of the lease agreement at no charge for use of City property by the Town Square for an ice rink. Dixie Igloo is the applicant. The School District has negotiated a lease arrangement with the applicant. The applicant has agreed to restore the land and asphalt back to its original condition when they are through using the location. The applicant has agreed to pull out one week before the Arts Festival. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised that he has reviewed the agreement and there are no problems. As far as the location of the tent, it is exactly where the City Council approved. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Allen to approve the agreement. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Shakespeare. VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Pike called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Allen - aye Councilmember Shakespeare - aye Councilmember Bunker - aye Mayor Pro Tem Pike - aye St. George City Council Minutes November 5, 2009 Page Six The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Consider approval of the minutes of the October 8, 2009 City Council meeting. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Allen to approve the minutes as presented. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bunker. VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Pike called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Allen - aye Councilmember Bunker - aye Councilmember Shakespeare - aye Mayor Pro Tem Pike - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. Consider approval of the minutes of the October 15, 2009 City Council meeting. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bunker to approve the minutes as presented. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Allen. VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Allen called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Bunker - aye Councilmember Allen - aye Councilmember Shakespeare - aye Mayor Pro Tem Pike - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. Consider approval of the minutes of the October 22, 2009 City Council meeting. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Shakespeare to approve the minutes as presented. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Allen. VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Pike called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Shakespeare - aye Councilmember Allen - aye Councilmember Bunker - aye Mayor Pro Tem Pike - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider amending the City?s General Plan Land Use Map by changing the land use designation from Low Density Residential to Medium Density Residential on 5.92 acres located north of Tonaquint Drive and Mesa Palms Drive. Sunwest Development, applicant. Dan Steurer, representative. Mayor Pro Tem Pike advised that since there was not a full quorum present, the applicant could pull the item from the agenda to be heard at a later date. Scott Bowler, applicant, advised that he would like to pull the item from the agenda. PUBLIC HEARING: Public hearing to consider amending Title 11, Chapter 5, Section 3, St. George City Code, to add a requirement for secondary water systems in new subdivisions. Mayor Pro Tem Pike announced that public comment would be taken, but since staff has just learned about some new methods and opportunities, action will not be taken until these are explored. He inquired if anyone was present to speak to this item. St. George City Council Minutes November 5, 2009 Page Seven William Reynolds, a resident of Sun River, advised he has a civil engineering and computing background. He endorsed the provision of something other than culinary water for lawn and yard irrigation, and stated it is important to do all possible to obviate the necessity for the burdensome pipeline concept being pushed on the City without any assistance from federal or state finances. He expressed concern about the five year exemption if the City cannot provide secondary water to a subdivision and stated there needed to be measures taken so developers cannot take advantage of that. Developers should then be made to conserve in some other way. City Manager Gary Esplin replied that a subdivision can only be excluded at the City?s option if there is no practical way to put the lines in. Mr. Reynolds commented that five years is too short of a time frame and suggested ten years instead. He inquired if secondary water systems would be required for commercial and public projects as well. Mr. Esplin responded that this ordinance does not deal with commercial projects. The City already has a requirement for commercial projects as part of the approval process. Paul Van Dam , Executive Director of Citizens for Dixie?s Future, commented the main issue is water conservation. He commented that a five year window is too short. City Manager Gary Esplin replied that the City of St. George is one of the only cities in the state which utilizes reuse water. The City, along with the Washington County Water Conservancy District, received federal funds to build a pipeline and treatment plant. The treated reuse water is piped to Gunlock and exchanged with farmers along the pipeline for their culinary water rights in exchange for reuse water which they now use for irrigation. The City has plans to build a big storage project on the Ft. Pierce and impound it and move it around the City where needed. The City also uses treated reuse water to water all its parks and golf courses. There being no further public comment, Mayor Pr...


City Council Minutes 12/10/2009:
..., Planner I; Gail Williams, Secretary, who took the minutes; Laura Taylor, Parks Planning Manager; and Mark Goble, Landscape Architect I. Ms. Taylor was not present at the meeting. Mr. Nicholson pointed out that the committee had met ten times between May 20, 2009 and October 21, 2009. He said that almost all of the meetings were held at City Hall. He stated on July 1, 2009 the committee went on a field trip through the area and on August 5, 2009 a meeting was held with approximately 25 – 30 large property owners in Little Valley. He said there was a public meeting held on September 16, 2009 at Sunrise Intermediate School that was attended by approximately 40 or 50 people who were mostly residents of Little Valley. Mr. Nicholson stated there had been very good attendance at the committee meetings and everyone behaved in a civil manner. He explained that the committee members set ground rules at the beginning which included presenting both sides of an issue if the committee members couldn’t reach a consensus rather than having a vote determine the outcome. He said that there were a number of issues where the committee reached a consensus. He said the first item was the equestrian trail which was proposed as part of the Little Valley plan map that was adopted in March of 2007. The proposed trail would run along the length of 3000 East along the power easement. The committee reached a consensus that an equestrian trail would not be good along 3000 East because of the amount of traffic in that area. They St. George City Council Minutes December 10, 2009 Page Six proposed a “lower loop” trail that was detailed on page 11 of the report. The trail would extend along the base of the “airport hill”, then along the Ft. Pierce Wash to the intersect with the “Washington Canal-Coyote Springs Drive-Seegmiller Drive”, completing a triangular-shaped loop. Mayor McArthur asked if there had been any communication with Washington City about the proposed trail. Mr. Nicholson stated that he was not aware of any communication because the trail was still in a proposed state. He went on to state that the 3000 East area could become more of a multi-purpose trail. Mr. Nicholson said that item two was a discussion about how to make development compatible with existing large lot subdivisions. He explained that the existing Little Valley plan required a 100 ft. buffer between the nearest new home in a new development and the property in an equestrian subdivision. He referred to a map of the Silkwood Subdivision as an example of a plan that had been approved that has the 100 ft. buffer and the 60 ft. wide trail easement. He said the “density feathering” adds a wrinkle to the approved plan. He explained that lot sizes are feathered and referred to another map that had various green colored lots. He stated the dark green represented 1 acre lots and pointed out that they were buffered by a row of ¾ acre lots which transitioned to the ½ acre lots and on down to the smaller lots. He said it is a feathering of the density. Mr. Nicholson said the committee endorsed this as a way to further protect those existing agricultural subdivisions. He said when the Little Valley plan was adopted there were no specifics. The plan just said that “new development shall feather its density” without really saying what that means. He said if they adopted something like the example of the 1 acre to smaller lots it would be fairly specific and they could be as rigid as saying that a ¾ acre lot would have to go next to the acre lot. He said it would put a little more meat on the bones of defining how it would actually work. He said the “density feathering” could also be accomplished through lot-size averaging. He explained that lot-size averaging doesn’t increase the number of lots it just allows for more flexibility. Mr. Nicholson said item 3 in the report is a recommendation to allow lot-size averaging in the residential estates zones. The current ordinance allows lot-size averaging in R-1-10, R-1-12, R-1-20 and R-1-40 zones but does not allow for small or large animals. Residential estates zones allow for both large and small animals. He stated there was also support for a zoning code amendment which would allow for limited commercial gardening in the RE-37.5 zone which would allow for commercial selling (seasonal farmer vegetable stands) of eggs, tomatoes or similar vegetables and fruits. Council Member Pike said with the lot-size averaging and allowing it in RE zones was that the committee wanted to make it abundantly clear that the area was more of an agricultural area even if the resident wasn’t on a 1 acre parcel. He stated it would also give people who lived on the smaller lots a right to do some of the agricultural things. Mr. Nicholson said he was going to have Craig Harvey, City Planner, discuss the Right to Farm item. St. George City Council Minutes December 10, 2009 Page Seven Mr. Harvey explained in the current ordinance there is nothing that protects farmers or agricultural operations from nuisance complaints. He said there was 100% agreement from Little Valley residents to recommend an amendment to the nuisance ordinance or something that would protect their farmer rights. He stated the request was to amend the St. George City Code, Title 4 “Health and Safety,” Chapter 2 “Nuisances,” Section 4-2-1 “Defined” to provide protection to the inherent right of agricultural operations on agricultural and similarly zoned properties throughout the City. The proposed new language would be: “D. Agricultural Operations: Commercial and Non-Commercial 1. Activities conducted in the normal and ordinary course of agricultural operations, as defined in subsection 4-2-1(D)(3), and conducted in accordance with sound agricultural practices are presumed to be reasonable and do not constitute a public nuisance under section 1. 2. Agricultural operations undertaken in conformity with federal, state, and the City’s regulations and zoning ordinances, are presumed to be operating within sound agricultural practices. 3. “Agricultural Operations” means any agricultural activity, operation, or facility included, but not limited to: a. The cultivation and tillage of the soil; b. The lawful use of appropriated water rights for agricultural irrigation purposes, as well as irrigation water delivery systems equipment maintenance and improvements; c. The lawful burning of weeds, debris, and agricultural waste, including the burning of ditches and fields; d. Dairying; e. The production, irrigation, draining, frost protection, cultivation, growing, harvesting, and processing of any commercial agricultural commodity, including turf production, viticulture, apiculture, or horticulture; f. The raising of livestock, or poultry for commercial purposes or otherwise; g. 4-H and similar activities; h. Agricultural spoils areas; i. Veterinary services, hospitals or clinics, including veterinary crematoriums for small animals; j. Public or private equestrian stables, and corrals; and any practices performed by a farmer or on a farm as incidental to or in conjunction with the above described activities, facilities and operations, including: the legal application of pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, rodenticides, and fertilizers by ground or aerial application; use of farm equipment; storage and preparation of agricultural products for market, and delivery of such products to storage, market, or to carriers for transportation to market.” Mr. Harvey said they recommended taking Policy #21 from the existing Little Valley Sub-Area plan and placing the language on all new subdivision plats approved for the Little Valley area. St. George City Council Minutes December 10, 2009 Page Eight Mayor McArthur stated they have already put that type of language on some zone changes. Council Member Bunker asked if there couldn’t be something stronger that just the language on the plat. She asked if there could be some type of legal document that says the owner has read the language. Mayor McArthur said they have done that at different times in the past where the individual actually signs a document. City Attorney Shawn Guzman said that the unfortunate thing about that type of document is that they are only as good as the title company that is representing the buyer/seller. Mr. Harvey said with many of the nuisance ordinances he reviewed, there was a disclosure statement the homeowner had to sign acknowledging a right to farm ordinance and that there are agricultural operations next to their plat. He said he couldn’t find anything like that in the State of Utah. He stated that he found it was generally adopted by counties rather than cities. Council Member Bunker stated she would like to see something like that put in place. Paul Gooch stated he was in favor of the recommendation. He asked if there was some way to make sure that in the future the residents would still be protected by the ordinance. Mayor McArthur explained that at any time a resident could make a request for a change in the ordinance. City Manager Gary Esplin said the master plan has and could be changed based on the needs and requests that are presented to the council. He explained that if in the future a request was made to amend the ordinance and it was approved by the council the change would take effect. City Attorney Guzman said that the current residents would be grandfathered but if they ceased to use the animal rights for 1 year after the ordinance was changed then they would lose the grandfathering on that property. He explained as long as they continue to use the property as it is currently covered under the existing ordinance land they would be protected. Mr. Harvey went on to say that the final recommendation was to promote neighborhood or community gardens. He said even though there was discussion about responsibilities for keeping up the gardens, the committee supported efforts to promote community gardens. He stated the committee wanted community gardens to be encouraged as part of a development’s common area or landscape/open space requirement for projects which have common area. Council Member Almquist asked Mr. Harvey to clarify that the recommendation was not to mandate a community garden but rather it was an option that would be available for open areas. St. George City Council Minutes December 10, 2009 Page Nine Mr. Harvey said the Council Member Almquist was correct in saying it would be an option not a requirement. He said he found in his research the average community garden is 1,200 sq. ft. per family. Bob Nicholson, Director of Community Development, stated he was going to review concepts there were discussed by the committee but where there was no consensus reached. He explained some committee members proposed that the Little Valley Plan contain an Agricultural (Ag) area or “Rural Lifestyle Area” where large lots (minimum of one acre) would be required, and zone changes for lot sizes of less than one acre (or density less than 1 du/ac) would not be approved. Support for the Ag area was based on: (a) society needs Ag areas and even small-scale Ag areas for food production and for such uses as 4-H projects for children, equestrian use, and elbow room; (b) variety and diversity of neighborhoods. St. George has many standard ¼ acre lot subdivisions throughout the city but very little area for large lot/agricultural uses. Rather than blanket the entire city with ‘standard’ subdivisions, an area should be reserved for a rural lifestyle; (c) contact with nature. People who grow up with a more direct contact with nature realize positive health and psychological benefits. He stated some committee members supported an “agricultural corridor” which would provide a minimum critical mass area that could support continued agricultural uses including equestrian use for many years in the future, and that without such a minimum “Ag corridor” the existing Ag uses and equestrian owners would move away due to the problems created by development isolation. The Ag area would have the same standing or significance as an industrial area, multi-family area or any other zoning use designation. The above listed preferences for keeping the Little Valley area rural were generally echoed by residents who turned out to a neighborhood meeting at the Sunrise Intermediate School on September 16, 2009. Council Member Bunker said that the concept of having an agricultural corridor sounded very good. Ms. Bunker asked if they had identified a specific location that could be an Ag corridor. Mr. Nicholson stated there was a recommended location that was shown on the map on page 10 of the report. He said the area would extend from 2450 South on the north end down to Little Valley Ranchos on the south. He said the idea was to have an area that would be designated on the General Plan for long term agricultural use, for the next twenty plus years. He said the present plan that was adopted allows for large lots and most of the area is currently zoned that way but it doesn’t mandate that for the future. Council Member Shakespeare asked how many acres the Ag corridor would involve. Mr. Nicholson said he would have to go back to the minutes to see what the actual number would be. He stated the minutes of all the committee meetings were included in the report that was handed out. Mr. Nicholson said on August 5 property owners who had property in the so called “rural lifestyle area” were invited to a meeting which was held at City Hall. He explained that about 30 people were present and almost none of them liked the idea. He said some of the people stated they were farming today but they didn’t like the idea of the City designating a somewhat permanent twenty year plan that the area would be rural. St. George City Council Minutes December 10, 2009 Page Ten Mayor McArthur asked if there had been any discussion about conservation easements. Mr. Nicholson said there had been a little discussion about conservation easements. He said at the site visit there was a member of the Virgin River Trust who talked about it but there was a cost involved. He said the question was asked about where the money would come from to pay for conservation easements. Mayor McArthur asked if there was a conservation easement were the property owners in favor of it. Mr. Nicholson stated they really didn’t discuss that with the property owners. He said he suspected if the property owners got their market value for it, there probably would be an acceptability for a conservation easement. Council Member Shakespeare asked if instead of putting all of the acre lots together couldn’t the ¾ acre and ½ acre lots be mixed in with the acre lots and then made into a rural agricultural area. She asked if that wouldn’t give the landowners a lot more protection so that future City Councils wouldn’t change the zoning. Mayor McArthur said that the variety would also make it more interesting as a community. Paul Gooch said they were not asking for all open space. He stated development isolation is what they are afraid of. He agreed that the concept Council Member Shakespeare described would fit with what they wanted. Mr. Nicholson explained that he was going to present a different view point to the council which was on opposite one from the one he described before. He said some committee members support the current Little Valley Land Use Plan, which accommodates smaller lots i.e., more intense development for the following reasons: (a) smaller lots reduce sprawl, reduce development costs and therefore promote housing affordability; (b) much of Little Valley is currently non-irrigated and may not be well-suited for agriculture or pastures; (c) there appears to be a declining demand for large-lots and horse properties; (d) smaller lots are easier to maintain and generally promote water conservation. The impact fees assessed by the Washington County Water Conservancy District limit outside irrigation with culinary water to 5,000 sq. ft. or less and significantly increase this required impact fee payment for lots larger than 10,000 sq. ft. in size. Mr. Nicholson said the impact fees that were listed in the report would begin in January of 2010. He stated there is an annual escalation built in. He stated for a 10,000 sq. ft. lot the annual impact fee would be $5,272 but it would be increased significantly if the owner did not sign an agreement limiting the amount of outside turf. He said the fees would be $10,442 for a 20,000 sq. ft. lot and $20,782 for a 40,000 sq. ft. lot. He stated the Water Conservation Easement restricts an outside irrigation area to 5,000 sq. ft. He said the point was that even with the larger lots they would only have 5,000 sq. ft. of irrigation area unless they paid the extra fees or if they had a secondary water system; (e) the current Plan accommodating smaller lots i.e., 4 du/ac in most areas is consistent with Washington City’s Plan for the Washington Fields area; (f) much of Little Valley has the necessary infrastructure to support suburban type growth, such as schools, churches, parks, utilities and roads; (g) the current Plan is St. George City Cou...


City Council Minutes 04/01/2010:
...s located on the south end of Sun River. There is one minor issue with the parks and trail. There is a master planned park in the SITLA area and the Parks Planner is satisfied the agreement is in place and all documents reco...


City Council Minutes 06/30/2010:
...located now. A goal at the City’s tree farm is to plant 1000 trees in the parks system this year. The 4th of July celebration will be held on July3rd this year, along with a parade. Parks Planning is ready to begin construction of a trail at Slick Rock Park...


City Council Minutes 07/01/2010:
...ixie Drive overpass and identified trees that should remain as part of the parks system. They agreed they would be saved. He inquired if the City Council is willing to endorse the Arizona law with regard to immigration as it takes effect the end of July. Mayor McArthur replied that he met with Speaker Dave Clark and this issue will be dealt with on a State level. Councilmember Pike advised that Speaker Dave Clark and several other State representatives went to the Arizona border and reported that the conditions there are incredible. They traveled on their own expense to see firsthand the border patrol and were there for eight hours. They will be talking about their experience on radio 890 next week. If anything, the visit has strengthened their resolve that there are serious problems at the border and it is a state’s right vs. a federal rights issue due to the non-response of the federal government. Mayor McArthur commented that the City endorses the rights of states. Fire Chief Stoker reported on two recent fires. St. George City Council Minutes July 1, 2010 Page Eleven APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Consider approval of the minutes of the June 10, 2010 City Council meeting. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bunker to approve the minutes as amended. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Pike. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Bunker - aye Councilmember Pike - aye Councilmember Almquist - aye Councilmember Shakespeare - aye Councilmember Nickle - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. Consider approval of the minutes of the June 17, 2010 City Council meeting. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Pike to approve the minutes as presented. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Pike - aye Councilmember Bunker - aye Councilmember Shakespeare - aye Councilmember Nickle - aye Councilmember Almquist - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. ADJOURN TO EXECUTIVE SESSION: MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to adjourn to an executive session to discuss pending litigation and sale and purchase of property. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Nickle. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist - aye Councilmember Nickle - aye Councilmember Shakespeare - aye Councilmember Pike - aye Councilmember Bunker - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. RECONVENE: MOTION: A motion to reconvene was made by Councilmember Almquist. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Pike. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist - aye Councilmember Pike - aye Councilmember Bunker - aye Councilmember Shakespeare - aye Councilmember Nickle - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. MISCELLANEOUS DISCUSSIONS: Councilmember Shakespeare inquired about the possibility of donating a water tank to the shooting park at Purgatory. City Manager Gary Esplin replied that the shooting park, a quasi-public entity, would be competing directly with private RV parks already in business, and the City should not provide them with a free...


City Council Minutes 10/15/2009:
... it comes back, there will be an opportunity to refund some G.O. bonds for parks and recreation and save the City $200,000. Approval of this resolution will allow the City to get everything ready to go in case the market changes. The terms will remain the same, as will the maturity date. The City will just be getting a better interest rate. The funds can be used for any project originally intended when the bonds were issued back in 1995 or 1996. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Allen to approve the resolution. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Councilmember Allen - aye Councilmember Bunker - aye Councilmember Pike - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. APPOINT POLL WORKERS: Appointment of poll workers. City Manager Gary Esplin explained the list of names provided is for the upcoming general election. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bunker to appoint the poll workers as recommended. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Pike. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Bunker - aye St. George City Council Minutes October 15, 2009 Page Four Councilmember Pike - aye Councilmember Allen - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. ALCOHOL PERMIT: Consider a request for an alcohol single event permit for the Dixie Elks Fall Fun Fest. Dixie Elks Lodge/Jim Raburn, applicant. Mayor McArthur advised this item has been removed from the agenda as state law does not require that it be approved by the municipality. REPORT FROM PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING HELD OCTOBER 13, 2009. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson advised the Planning Commission tabled a recommendation on a zoning regulation amendment to require all single family residential zones to provide at least one-half of the dwelling?s front yard in landscaping for more debate. A recommendation will be made at a later date. SET PUBLIC HEARING: Community Development Director Bob Nicholson advised that the Planning Commission also heard a request to amend the general plan from low density residential to medium density residential on 5.92 acres north of Tonaquint Drive on Mesa Palms Drive north of and adjacent to the Beehive Homes. The Planning Commission recommended that a public hearing be scheduled to consider this general plan amendment for November 5 at 5:00 p.m. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bunker to set the public hearing as recommended. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Pike. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Bunker - aye Councilmember Pike - aye Councilmember Allen - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PRELIMINARY PLAT: Cathy Hasfurther advised that the Planning Commission recommended approval of the preliminary plat for Tonaquint Chapel Subdivision, a one lot subdivision, located west of Tonaquint Drive and south of the termination of 1600 West Street. The property is zoned R-1-10 and R-1-40. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Allen to approve the preliminary plat. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Pike. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Allen - aye Councilmember Pike - aye Councilmember Bunker - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. FINAL PLATS: Cathy Hasfurther advised that the Planning Commission recommended approval of six final plats: Tonaquint Chapel Subdivision, Morningside Professional Plaza, The Casitas at Hidden Valley - Amended and Extended, 900 South Commercial Subdivision, Arrowhead Canyon Drive, and Airport Parkway and Desert Canyons Parkway Road. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bunker to approve the final plats and authorize the Mayor to sign them. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Pike. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Bunker - aye Councilmember Pike - aye Councilmember Allen - aye St. George City Council Minutes October 15, 2009 Page Five The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING: Public hearing to consider amending Title 11, Chapter 5, Section 3, St. George City Code, to add a requirement for secondary water systems in new subdivisions. Mayor McArthur advised that action on this item would be tabled but he would accept public comment. He then opened the public hearing. Bob Amoroso expressed concern about water use and suggested the use of gray water recovery systems which would allow enough water for another 150,000 residents. He suggested that installation of secondary water systems should be less than $1000. He suggested the City Council consider a combination of gray water and secondary water use. He commented that the splash pad at the Town Square uses secondary water and inquired if it was checked for fecal contamination. Mayor McArthur commented that all water that goes into the sewer system is reused as secondary water. It is treated at the wastewater treatment plant and then used again to water the City?s parks, golf courses, etc. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that the Ci...


City Council Minutes 12/02/2010:
...open space, primarily in the present natural condition with some developed parks scattered through the area. He referred to several pictures and maps to show that much of the land area consists of rugged, rocky hillsides with large boulder formations. He said the natural area presents outstanding recreational opportunities and may trails are currently located along the western slope of the area which is also used for hiking and climbing. SITLA has agreed that much of the area should remain as natural open space but would like another entity such as the City to take management responsibility for the open space area. The developable acreage is approximately 528 acres and the primary land use is for residential development with some neighborhood commercial areas, parks, schools and churches. Mr. Nicholson stated the plan accommodates bo...


City Council Minutes 12/18/2014:
...d a lot of great comments on the Christmas lights as well. He thanked the Parks Department for installing them. MOTION: A motion was made by Coun...


City Council Minutes 10/21/2010:
...s. Deputy City Attorney Paula Houston advised that Laura Taylor of the Parks Department says the easement is not needed as a footpath. City Manager Gary Esplin suggested that approval be made subject to review of the appraisal amount to make sure it is in line with past sales of City property. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Pike to approve the lot line adjustment and sale of the City’s 20' strip of property subject to the appraisal amount and other legal matters. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Almquist. 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. LOT LINE ADJUSTMENT: Todd Jacobsen explained the City has received a request to adjust lot lines on Lots 70, 71 and 72 of Riverside Heights Plat “G” and Lot 20 and 21 of Millcreek Industrial Park. The property address is 2940 East between 160 and 186 North. 6' of the property is owned by the City and there is a future park planned for this site. The owner of three St. George City Council Minutes October 21, 2010 Page Three lots in the Riverside Heights Plat G purchased a 6' strip from the City, and now the applicant wants to do the same. Mayor McArthur advised that the Parks Department and staff have no problem with the request because precede...


City Council Minutes 06/02/2011:
... of the issues at a later time. DISCUSSION ON THE TRAILS MASTER PLAN: Parks Planning Manager Laura Taylor explained the Parks Department has worked with the Engineering Department to overlay the ...


City Council Minutes 01/06/2011:
... Consider approval of a resolution authorizing a land swap with Utah State Parks and Recreation for the Red Hills Parkway widening project. City Manager Gary Esplin explained this resolution involves an exchange of property to facilitate the Red Hills Parkway widening project. Cameron Cutler explained the project will be bid in May. Due to the EA, property will be required to be traded with Utah State Parks. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to approve t...


City Council Minutes 10/14/2010:
...ted he felt that government provided some services they shouldn’t such as parks and recreation. City Manager Gary Esplin replied that the City’s survey showed that the number one amenity 80% of the residents want is parks and trails. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson advised ...


City Council Minutes 05/16/2013:
...nt property which the City acquired from the BLM that can only be used for parks or other recreational areas. The developer will be required to stub utilities for a future trailhead and will leave the lots ungraded as a separate grading and drainage plan will be required for each lot. He explained the question arose of whether the developer will be required to pay to improve the roadway as well as adding curb and gutter. In addition, there was a question as to the double fronting lots. The Planning Commission’s recommendation is if the developer is willing to donate the hillside to the City and due to the topography of the site no wall shall be required along Indian Hills Drive, no sidewalk shall be installed and no landscape strip is required. However, if the hillside is not dedicated to the City, the applicant shall be responsible for making the improvements. Sidewalk would be required on the south side of the road. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that included in the proposed budget for next year is funding for improvements on Indian Hills Drive and may involve widening the shoulder. Because this is a preliminary plat, there can be further discussion in the future. The parcel was acquired from the BLM and is to be used solely for recreational purposes. Mayor McArthur inquired if staff spoke with to the property owner regarding the donation of the property to the City. Wes Jenkins stated he could not reach the property owner however, the Planning Commission recommended if the hillside is not dedicated to the City, the applicant shall be responsible for making the improvements. Councilmember Almquist stated he believes the donation would be positive, but if the City would have to cut into the hillside to widen the road, he would like City Attorney Shawn Guzman to draft something that will indemnify the City. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Pike to approve the preliminary plat subject to the recommendations of the Planning Commission. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Almquist. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote as follows: Councilmember Bunker - aye Councilmember Almquist - aye Councilmember Nickle - aye Councilmember Pike - aye Councilmember Hughes - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PRELIMINARY PLAT: Wes Jenkins presented the preliminary plat for Entrada at Snow Canyon - Chaco West 3N, a parcel located along Tacheene Drive on 2.84 acres. Zoning is PD-R and the general plan shows the area as low density residential. The developer will be required to provide a turn-around and a fire hydrant on site. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Pike to approve the preliminary plat. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Almquist. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote as follows: Councilmember Bunker - aye Councilmember Almquist - aye Councilmember Nickle - aye Councilmember Pike - aye Councilmember Hughes - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PRELIMINARY PLAT: Wes Jenkins presented the preliminary plat for Riverside Cliffs (former Palomar), a 28 lot subdivision on 9.64 acres located south of Riverside Drive at approximately 1900 East, zoning is R-1-8, density is 3.08 dwelling units per acre. The developer is proposing islands in the roadways at both entrances to the subdivision. The applicant is requesting the City to donate or trade the adjacent City property. City Manager Gary Esplin explained the City acquired the property from Doug Rogers and he is unsure if there were conditions on use of the property. He suggested the City work out a lease agreement with the developer. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised the City asked for the hillside to keep it from being developed. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the preliminary plat. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Nickle. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote as follows: Councilmember Bunker - aye Councilmember Almquist - aye Councilmember Nickle - aye Councilmember Pike - aye Councilmember Hughes - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. St. George City Council Minutes May 16, 2013 Page Four PRELIMINARY PLAT: Wes Jenkins presented the preliminary plat for Stone Cliffs Phase II, a 31 lot subdivision on 16.26 acres located at approximately 1600 South and 2550 East, zoning is PD-R, density is 1.91 dwelling units per acre. There is an existing utility easement on the subdivision to the north between lots 10 and 11 of Stone Cove Phase I. The developer is proposing to extend the sewer and storm drain line between lots 1106 and 1107 of this subdivision that will tie into the existing easement. He explained it would be a private easement, however once it meets the existing manhole and catch basin it would become the responsibility of the City to own and maintain. The developer is also proposing not to complete roadway improvements along the current construction access at this time, instead a second access for the development will be provided further east in the future. The developer owns the property directly east of this subdivision, but not the property to the north along 1450 South. City Manager Gary Esplin inquired if there were houses along the road at this time. He stated there should be access for emergency personnel. Mr. Jenkins stated there are no houses there at this time. The road is partially paved and Deputy Fire Chief Kevin Taylor stated there will be access for emergency personnel. Gail Maxwell explained the road, which is a two lane road, is paved and will remain so. The road to the east is a master plan road. Mr. Jenkins explained the developer is proposing to eliminate sidewalk in this phase. The developer would like to provide a wider pavement section to allow pedestrians to walk along the roadway. Councilmember Hughes inquired if it was a condition of the Planning Commission to allow for emergency access. Mr. Jenkins replied yes it was a condition and is also required by the Fire Department MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bunker to approve the preliminary plat with the notations and conditions of the Planning Commission and staff. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Hughes. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote as follows: Councilmember Bunker - aye Councilmember Almquist - aye Councilmember Nickle - aye Councilmember Pike - aye Councilmember Hughes - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. BUILDING DESIGN CONCEPTUAL SITE PLAN: Ray Snyder presented the building design conceptual site plan for a proposed mid-sized assisted living and memory care community called The Retreat at Sunbrook located on Dixie Drive at approximately 360 North. The facility will include 50 assisted living apartments and 14 secure memory care suites with key pad entry. The project will include fenced patios and decks and several different amenities. He displayed an area map and conceptual landscape plan. The Planning Commission recommended approval of the site plan as well as a reduced setback for the north side of the site for a decorative trellis. The applicant requested to landscape the wash area behind the site, the Planning Commission felt the request should be resolved by staff and the City Attorney’s office. City Manager Gary Esplin inquired if the Planning Commission discussed the City’s master plan trail system. Wes Jenkins advised he spoke with Parks Planning Manager Laura Taylor regarding the trail. The applicant wil...


City Council Minutes 04/21/2011:
...der explained that since that meeting staff had received an email from the Parks Department stating they were working on updating their Regional Trail Master Plan. The Parks Department has requested they be able to present their update along w...


City Council Minutes 03/01/2012:
...’s housing project is for seniors. The largest impact fee deferred is for parks and recreation, but the senior population will not have as large an effect on the City’s parks and recreational facilities. Another large impact fee is for streets,...


City Council Minutes 07/07/2011:
...four units per acre. The applicant proposes consolidating several proposed parks into one large 15 acre park located between St. George City Council Minutes July 7, 2011 Page Five the future school site and a future neighborhood commercial center. A future fire station location has also been designated on Commerce Drive. Stacy Young, representing the applicant, advised that in all planning efforts they have tried to respect the buffer area between the large lot equestrian uses, so generally along Little Valley Road there is very low residential. He stated that some subdivision will be two units per acre. He explained he has met with the Parks Department about locating a recreation center in that area, so there ...


City Council Minutes 04/19/2012:
... 700 were planted last year. Kim Olsen, Executive Director of the Utah Parks and Recreation Association, presented the City with an award for the City’s Camp Neptune and Camp Atlas programs. Mayor McArthur announced that the Police Department and Drug Task Force served four warrants on smoke shops for spice. Polie Chief Marlon Stratton advised that over 200 pounds of spice was seized with a street value of $1.5 million and over 56 pounds of bath salts were seized with a street value of $600,000. He said this was result of an eight month investigation. Mayor McArthur announced that another citizens academy will be held February through April, 2013 and is open to the public. Mayor McArthur invited several students in the audience to introduce themselves. Gary Watts, representing the Dinosaur Site Foundation Board, presented their annual report and invited the Mayor and Council to an open house at the dinosaur museum May 1. He also introduced Rusty Salmon, dinosaur museum director. CONSENT CALENDAR: Consider approval of the financial statement for March, 2012. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that the City is in good financial shape as revenues are up and expenditure are less than projected. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Nickle to approve the financial statement. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Almquist. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist - aye Councilmember Nickle - aye Councilmember Pike - aye Councilmember Hughes - aye St. George City Council Minutes April 19, 2012 Page Two The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for the Riverside Drive widening project. City Manager Gary Esplin explained this bid is for the Riverside Drive project. The road is being widened and the sewer line is being redone from 400 East to 3050 East. The low bidder was Quality Excavation, but they have asked to have their bid withdrawn as they made an error in their bid calculation. Staff recommends allowing them to withdraw their bid and award the bid to the second low bidder, Dennet Construction, in the amount of $3,859,236.50. Project Engineer Cameron Cutler advised the contract period is 140 days. The City is allowing the contractor to close Riverside Drive between River Road and Foremaster Drive for 80 days because there is not enough room to work on the sewer and to allow traffic at the same time. The road, however, will not be closed until school is out for the summer and will be opened when school begins. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that the second low bid is still a few hundred thousand dollars under the engineer’s estimate. This is a major sewer line from Washington City and east St. George and it has to be done right. He explained that the City treats the sewage from Ivins, Santa Clara, Washington and St. George and collects impact fees. Under the agreement, if a line serves two communities, as this one does, funds for the upgrade can be used from the regional wastewater fund. All funds for this project will be from the regional wastewater fund. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Pike to award the bid as recommended. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Hughes. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist - aye Councilmember Nickle - aye Councilmember Pike - aye Councilmember Hughes - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. AGREEMENT: Consider approval of an agreement with Creamer & Noble for construction management on the Riverside Drive widening project. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised the amount of the contract is $130,269.18. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the agreement. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Nickle. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist - aye Councilmember Nickle - aye Councilmember Pike - aye Councilmember Hughes - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for crushing at the Reuse Center. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the Reuse Center on Brigham Road takes green waste and also allows concrete and asphalt to be dumped there. Every year the City goes to bid for crushing of the concrete and asphalt. The product is used for City projects to save money. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood explained Progressive Contracting was the only bidder. Their bid is in the amount of $63,514. In the meantime there is an additional 800 tons of concrete and 100 tons of asphalt to be crushed. The new amount recommended is $69,602. St. George City Council Minutes April 19, 2012 Page Three MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to award the bid as recommended. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Pike. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist - aye Councilmember Nickle - aye Councilmember Pike - aye Councilmember Hughes - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. CHANGE ORDER: Consider approval of a change order to the contract with JBR Consultants for the ground water sampling/reporting to UDEQ. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that in order to fulfill obligations for environmental quality, the City has to hire an independent company to show that the City has solved its underground tank leak problems. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood recommended award of a change order to the contract with JBR Consultants, which includes three ground water samplings and a report to the UDEQ, in the amount of $34,565. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Pike to approve the change order. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Nickle. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist - aye Councilmember Nickle - aye Councilmember Pike - aye Councilmember Hughes - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. CONTRACT: Consider approval of a UDOT local government contract with Stanley Consultants for construction management on the Dixie Drive East project. City Manager Gary Esplin explained this is an MPO project and they have selected Stanley Consultants. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised the amount of the contract is $179,994.45. The City’s match will be $12,185.24. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to approve the contract. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Hughes. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist - aye Councilmember Nickle - aye Councilmember Pike - aye Councilmember Hughes - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/FINAL PLAT AMENDMENT: Public hearing to consider approval of a final plat amendment for Sun River St. George Phase 30 Amended to adjust the private ownership area for Lots1712 and 1713 and the common area and limited common area between them. Todd Jacobsen displayed the plat and explained the purpose for the amendment. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. Linda Bortna explained she owns Lot 1711 and wondered what impact this change would have on her lot. She expressed concern about building a home on the smaller lot. Todd Jacobsen replied any construction would have to meet setbacks and requirements of the zoning ordinance. There being no further public comment, Mayor McArthur closed the public hearing. St. George City Council Minutes April 19, 2012 Page Four MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to approve the amended final plat. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Nickle. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist - aye Councilmember Nickle - aye Councilmember Pike - aye Councilmember Hughes - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/FINAL PLAT AMENDMENT: Public hearing to consider approval of a final plat amendment for Emerald Ridge located on the east side of Dixie Downs Road at 1700 North Street to create a building pad to the east of pad #26 and eliminate a portion of the platted 35' private street that runs to the east boundary of Emerald Ridge, and to make permanent the temporary turnaround at the end of the 35' private street. Todd Jacobsen displayed the plat and explained the purpose for the amendment. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the amended plat with the addition of Lot 47 and authorize the Mayor to sign it. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Pike. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist - aye Councilmember Nickle - aye Councilmember Pike - aye Councilmember Hughes - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. BEER LICENSE AND LOCAL CONSENT: Consider approval of an on-premise beer license and local consent for a restaurant liquor license for Piccolo Mondo Restorante Italiano at 20 North Main. Alfredo Modica, applicant. City Manager Gary Esplin explained in the past there was an issue with regard to proximity to the Tabernacle, but in discussions with the LDS Church, the Tabernacle is not considered a regular meeting place. Additionally, two licenses have already been approved in this area, one even closer than this application. Another restaurant in the downtown area is a good thing and staff recommends approval. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Pike to approve the beer license and local consent. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Almquist. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist - aye Councilmember Nickle - aye Councilmember Pike - aye Councilmember Hughes - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. SPECIAL EVENT PERMIT: Consider approval of a special event permit for a diesel pick-up sled pulling event at the Sunbowl. Robert Van Otten, applicant. City Manager Gary Esplin expressed concern about possible noise from the event. Mayor McArthur stated there can also be a lot of smoke. He recommended tabling the item since the applicant was not present. MOTION: A motion to table the item was made by Councilmember Nickle. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Almquist. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: St. George City Council Minutes April 19, 2012 Page Five Councilmember Almquist - aye Councilmember Nickle - aye Councilmember Pike - aye Councilmember Hughes - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. SPECIAL EVENT PERMIT: Consider approval of a special event permit for a Week of the Young Child event at Town Square. St. George Children’s Museum, applicant. Becky Cox, representing the St. George Children’s Museum, advised they are the sponsor of this first time event in St. George. An experienced coordinator from another state is helping them put the event together. She distributed an event flyer. City Manager Gary Esplin recommended waiver of the fee as long as the area is cleaned after the event. Ms. Cox explained the event will be free to the public but there will be a small vendor fee. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Pike to approve the special event permit and waive the fees with the stipulation that the area be cleaned after the event. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Hughes. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist - aye Councilmember Nickle - aye Councilmember Pike - aye Councilmember Hughes - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. SPECIAL EVENT PERMIT: Consider approval of a special event permit for the annual community celebration of the Americans With Disabilities Act at Town Square. Red Rock Center for Independence, applicant. Jamie Moore, representing Red Rock Center for Independence, explained this is the annual celebration of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The event has been held as various parks in the past. They are inviting local community agencies to participat...


City Council Minutes 04/18/2013:
... PRESENTATION: Kim Olsen, Executive Director of the Utah Recreation and Parks Association, and Nancy Day, President of the Association, presented an Innovation of the Year award to the City for the new pickleball complex. CONSENT CALENDAR: Consider approval of the financial statement for March, 2013. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that the City appears to be in good financial shape. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bunker to approve the financial statement. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Hughes. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Bunker - aye Councilmember Almquist - aye Councilmember Nickle - aye Councilmember Pike - aye Councilmember Hughes - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. AGREEMENT: Consider approval of an agreement with Horrocks Engineering for a traffic study for the River Road/Red Cliffs Drive corridor. City Manager Gary Esplin explained this is a joint project with UDOT, the MPO, Washington City, and St. George City. The purpose of the study is to alleviate traffic. The City’s commitment is $10,000, with the balance to be paid by the other entities. Mayor McArthur commented it was important the have the study done so the City is ready to go when funds become available. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to approve the agreement. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Nickle. St. George City Council Minutes April 18, 2013 Page Two VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Bunker - aye Councilmember Almquist - aye Councilmember Nickle - aye Councilmember Pike - aye Councilmember Hughes - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. City Manager Gary Esplin recognized Jerry Lewis in the audience and expressed appreciation to him for helping the City while with the Department of Transportation and as County Commissioner. AGREEMENT: Consider approval of an agreement with EDA Land Planning for design and construction documents and a marketing and pricing strategy for a cremation garden at the Tonaquint Cemetery. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that this was approved in this year’s budget. Mayor McArthur commented that residents have been asking for a cremation garden. The amount of the contract is $36,900. Councilmember Gail Bunker commented that she would like a presentation on the cremation garden made to the City Council. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the agreement, including a presentation to the City Council. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Almquist. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Bunker - aye Councilmember Almquist - aye Councilmember Nickle - aye Councilmember Pike - aye Councilmember Hughes - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. AGREEMENT: Consider approval of an engineering consultant services agreement to provide construction documents and management for Seegmiller Farm development. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that a lot of work has been done at Seegmiller Farm by the Parks crew. A few buildings have been erected and the Water Department has ...


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...pe has been raked, cleaned and hydro seeded based on the recommendation by Parks Superintendent Lynne Scott. The trail has also been graded. He indicated he has been working with the Parks Department to resolve concerns and issues raised. City Manger Es...


City Council Minutes 02/07/2013:
...ed that before the City takes over maintenance of the landscape strip, the Parks Department should pass it off as far as function, meeting City standards, etc. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Bunker - aye Councilmember Almquist - aye Councilmember Pike - aye Councilmember Hughes - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. RELEASE PROPERTY: Consider approval to release property in the SIB loan with Desert Canyons. City Manager Gary Esplin explained the subject property is located off the interchange near the new airport. When the interchange was built the City entered into an agreement with the state for the funding. The money came to the City, and the City loaned it to Quality to build the interchange. The City retained a deed for the property in that location to make sure it received payment from Quality. This release is for 28.76 acres of property, leaving 57.52 acres still collateralized, and staff feels this is adequate. The City has released property every time a payment has been made. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve release of the property. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: St. George City Council Minutes February 7, 2013 Page Five Councilmember Bunker - aye Councilmember Almquist - aye Councilmember Pike - aye Councilmember Hughes - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. AGREEMENT: Consider approval of a project application and grant agreement for state aid in the development of public airports. City Manager Gary Esplin explained this grant is for funding to help the City maintain the new airport. The runway was built three years ago and now needs some repair work. The estimated project cost is $115,000. The State portion of this amount is $103,500, with the City paying the remaining balance. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Pike to approve the project application and grant agreement. 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 The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Consider approval of the minutes of the City Council meeting held January 10, 2013. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Pike to approve the minutes as presented. 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 The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. Consider approval of the minutes of the City Council meeting held January 24, 2013. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bunker to approve the minutes as presented. 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 The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. Bobbi Wan Kier reported that the Second Annual Arts to Zion tour was a success. Mayor McArthur invited Scouts in the audience to introduce themselves. He then called for a five minute recess. PUBLIC HEARING/VACATION OF EASEMENT/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider vacation of a public utility and drainage easement located between Lots 20 and 21 of Entrada at Snow Canyon “Chaco Bench” Phase 1 and merge the two lots into one lot. Todd Jacobsen explained that the applicant wants to build a home on the two lots. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing. St. George City Council Minutes February 7, 2013 Page Six MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to approve the vacation of easement and merging of lots 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 The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/VACATION OF EASEMENT AND LOT SPLIT/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider vacation of a public utility and drainage easement and lot split for Lot 33 of Stone Cliff Phase 1. Todd Jacobsen explained the subject property is located at 2310 E. Stone Cliff Drive. Zoning is PD Residential. Several years ago the property owner merged the two lots together. His children are now grown and he wants to sell a portion off where the basketball court and playground equipment are located. He has been told he has to remove the court and equipment, and he is in the process of doing so. He recommended approval subject to finalizing the removal of the court and equipment before the City will record anything splitting the lot. 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 easement vacation and lot split by ordinance. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Councilmember Bunker - aye Councilmember Almquist - aye Councilmember Pike - aye Councilmember Hughes - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/VACATION OF ROADWAY/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider vacation of a portion of Hilton Drive from Black Ridge Drive to the roundabout. Todd Jacobsen advised staff has been working with the property owner of the lot to finalize the swap of the roadway, and this is the final step in the process. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the vacation by ordinance. 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 Pike - aye Councilmember Hughes - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/FINAL PLAT: Public hearing to consider approval of an amended and extended final plat for The Springs Estates Phase 5 to be known as The Springs Estate Phase 5 Amended and Extended. Todd Jacobsen explained the applicant would like to add a portion to his lot and then split the lot between an existing garage and the home. He would then build a new home on the vacant lot incorporation the garage into the design, and sell the existing home. Splitting the lot and having just a garage on the lot is a violation of the ordinance and this has been an issue in the past. The applicant now has a solution for this. St. George City Council Minutes February 7, 2013 Page Seven Cody Young, applicant, explained two options: the first is to offer 120% of the cost, which is $5,500 to knock down the garage and bond for $11,000 with the condition that he will build a home on the lot with the garage within 18 months and thereby no longer violate the ordinance. The second option is to demolish the garage prior to recording the final plat, but he would prefer not to have to do this. He prefers the first option so that he can keep the garage and incorporate it into the design of his new home. Councilmember Bunker inquired if splitting the lot would create lots smaller than others in the subdivision. Mr. Young replied that both resulting lots will still be among the largest in the subdivision. Councilmember Pike inquired about the view for neighbors. Mr. Young replied he has spoken to all his neighbors and talked about the view, and he cannot satisfy them completely. He will commit to building a new home no higher than 25'. He commented that the view of his new home and landscaping will be better than the current situation. City Manager Gary Esplin inquired about the HOA and the percentage that would have to be in favor of the proposal. Mr. Young replied that a private ballot measure was held and he obtained no less than 67% consent from all owners in the subdivision. Councilmember Pike inquired how his neighbors across the street felt. Mr. Young replied that he has not spoken with them recently. They would rather not have a house there, but after the ballot, everything has subsided. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing. Councilmember Almquist inquired if the neighbors were made aware of this public hearing. Todd Jacobsen advised that the City sent notices in the mail. Councilmember Pike commented that he heard from a neighbor across the street who still had concerns about it. However, both parties have property rights. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bunker to approve the final plat subject to Mr. Young posting a cash bond for the garage so that he will not have to tear it down, subject to Legal Department approval of an agreement, subject to a 25' height limitation for the new home, and subject to construction of the new home and obtaining a CO within 18 months. 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 - no Councilmember Hughes - 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) and R-1-12 (Single Family Residential) on 18.5 acres generally located at 2150 East and south of Equestrian Drive in the Little Valley area. Quality Development, applicant. City Planner Craig Harvey explained the request contains two parcels owned by two different groups. Warren Gubler is requesting the R-1-10 zoning and The Knolls Group is requesting R-1-12 zoning. All the property is currently zoned A-1. The general plan designates the site as low density residential, up to four dwelling units per acre. Adjacent zones are all Agriculture zones. Staff feels the request meets the general plan for the Little Valley area and is similar to others in the area. There was some controversy in the Planning Commission meeting regarding the Horsemans Park Subdivision. The City approved this subdivision with a buffer zone of RE-12.5 around it, and the Planning Commission felt that should apply here as well. Quality Development feels the 50' roadway and 25' setback will create a buffer. The Planning Commission recommends St. George City Council Minutes February 7, 2013 Page Eight denial on a four to three vote. They felt there should be a buffer strip of RE-12.5 for the four lots that front Equestrian Drive. Councilmember Hughes commented he also felt the road would act as a buffer, but he hoped the developers will save some horse property and large lots in the Little Valley area. He felt that even though the road will act as a buffer, this will still not eliminate concerns with flies, etc. between neighbors. City Manager Gary Esplin inquired about zoning to the west near the wash. City Planner Craig Harvey replied it would be R-1-12 as well. There is a 66' master planned road that will go down the west side of the property. City Manager Gary Esplin inquired about the long term use of the pit area. He inquired what would stop the current owner of the pit from saying that his reclaimed pit area is now agricultural or open space, and then put corrals and horses and stables on it and sell it off as five acre parcels. He inquired if there should be a buffer on the west side. He stated that eventually the reclaimed pit area will be put into some other kind of use, and it should be buffered. Stacy Young, applicant, stated the application is consistent with the general plan and recent zone change activity. The area will be a low density residential area, and the focus is consistency between what was done on the City’s parcel and this parcel. However, the City’s parcel backs to property, but this one fronts it. Because of the size of the parcel, and the fact that RE-12.5 does not allow for lot size averaging, they are constrained by how they can lay out the site. The master planned road is also on their parcel. They will be happy to stipulate to whatever the Council concludes. There is 72' from the west boundary to Bryce’s property. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. Bryce Christensen advised that he is reclaiming his pit property right now and is filling it in. He wants to put horses on the property, as that is about all it is good for as it has flooded in the past. Councilmember Hughes commented that anyone purchasing these lots should know they will have large animals next to them. Bryce Christensen commented that within five years there will be horses on this property. There being no further public comment, Mayor McArthur closed the public hearing. Stacy Young, applicant, commented that if you add up the road setback, the buffer on the west side will be 100'. There are R-1-10 zones with 100' buffers all over Little Valley, including Silkwood. In terms of consistency and fairness, this will have the same buffer. Councilmember Almquist commented that since the west side of Horsemans does not line up, the entire roadway will be on the applicant’s property and would be the applicant’s obligation to build it. He inquired if Bryce Christensen would have to build any of the road. Stacy Young replied it would be their obligation to build only half of the road. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that the road will have to conform to the City’s master plan for roadways. If the City requires double frontage lots and no access onto 66' roads, the applicant will have to redo their entire plan. He stated he felt a buffer of road, trees and landscaping might be better than RE-12.5 zoning. Stacy Young requested that the City Council at least approve the R-1-10 zoning tonight. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that whether the zoning is R-1-12 or RE-12.5, the roadway has to be taken into consideration. If the City Council is inclined to approve it now, the roadway will be an issue later. Councilmember Hughes again requested that the applicant keep some horse property in the area south of Horsemans Park so that a critical mass of horse property can be maintained there. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the zone change as requested. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Pike. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: St. George City Council Minutes February 7, 2013 Page Nine Councilmember Bunker - aye Councilmember Almquist - aye Councilmember Pike - aye Councilmember Hughes - 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 and RE-37.5 (Residential Estates 37,500 sq. ft. minimum lot size) to RE-37.5 and RE-20 on 10.89 acres generally located at 3860 South and 2420 East in the Little Valley area. Quality Development, applicant. City Planner Craig Harvey explained the applicant has acquired an agricultural piece to develop and wants to extend the RE-37.5 zone and will have to replat the lots. They will buffer the one acre lots. This gives them more flexibility to readjust roads and lots and make a better flowing development. The Planning Commission recommends approval, up to two units per acre. The general plan designates the site as low density residential. Stacy Young, applicant, advised they have tried to reach a compromise in this area. It is part of a 110 acre parcel which was zoned R-1-10, and has now been down-zoned and will end up with one home per acre when it is done. This will allow large animals. The lots are generally half acre lots or larger. He stated he felt it would be beneficial to meet with the City Council in a work meeting to revisit the entire Little Valley area and look at parks and different types of residential uses. Mayor McArthur opened th...


City Council Minutes 06/19/2013:
...onsider award of bid for fertilizer and chemicals for the golf courses and parks. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised this is a renewal for the annual blanket with Helena. This was the only bid received on all products specified in the bid. The amount will not exceed $200,000.00. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bunker to award the bid as outlined. 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. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for the South Bloomington Trail Repair Project. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised the bid is for the Bloomington Trail Repair. The agreement is for $352,643.00 and the City’s portion is $177,705.75, low bidder is Interstate Rock Products. This is one of two 2010 flood projects left to complete. Tom Skrocki stated this is a different design than what was used originally and will include quite a bit of erosion protection. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Pike to approve the bid for the South Bloomington Trail Repair Project in the amount of City’s cost being $177,705.75. 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. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for emergency complete roof repair at City Hall. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised the City went out for emergency bid; Noorda Architectural Metals and Roofing was the only contractor to submit a bid. The amount of the bid is $61,980.00. Support Services Director Marc Mortensen stated this will take care of the entire roof and will come with a 25 year labor and material manufacturer warranty. City Manager Gary Esplin advised the project will be funded out of capital projects fund and will require a budget opening. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bunker to approve the emergency bid to Noorda Architectural Metals and Roofing in the amount of $61,980.00. 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 St. George City Council Minutes September 19, 2103 Page Three Councilmember Hughes - aye Councilmember Nickle - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PARAMETERS RESOLUTION: Consider for adoption of a resolution of the City Council of the City of St. George, Utah authorizing the issuance and sale of not more than $10,000,000 aggregate principal amount of franchise tax revenue bonds, Series 2013; and related matters. City Manager Gary Esplin advised it is important to get the Mall Drive Bridge started, however, there is no funding in the current budget. This action will help the City get in position to help fund the project. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bunker pass the resolution. 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. SET PUBLIC HEARING: Ray Snyder advised that the Planning Commission at its meeting held September 17, 2013 recommended that a public hearing be held to consider a request for a zone change for a future subdivision to be called Cornerstone on two parcels from RE-12.5 on 10.6 acres and A-1 on 11.9 acres. The parcel is generally located southeast of the intersection of Seegmiller Drive and 3000 East. The Planning Commission recommends denial; the applicant is asking an appeal. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bunker to set the public hearing as recommended. 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. FINAL PLATS: Todd Jacobsen presented the final plats for Deserts Edge Drive located off of the Southern Parkway Exit 6, Desert Canyons Parkway, zoning is PD-R; Deserts Edge Phase 1, a 22 lot residential subdivision located off of the Southern Parkway Exit 6, Desert Canyons Parkway, zoning is PD-R; Blackrock Condominiums at Stonebridge Phase 6, a 12 unit residential condominium subdivision located at approximately 2250 West and 230 North, zoning is PD-R; and Painted Desert Phase 11, a 2 lot residential subdivision located at approximately 1430 East and 2480 south, zoning is PD-R. In addition, he presented a final plat amendment for Cox Landing Phase 2 Amended, a 4 lot residential subdivision located at approximately 1085 South 900 East, zoning is R-1-10. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Pike to approve the final plats and authorize the Mayor to sign them. 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. LOT LINE ADJUSTMENT: Todd Jacobsen presented the lot line adjustment for Lot 62 and Lot 63 of the Springs Estates Phase 5 Amended located at approximately 1240 South Sierra Vista Circle. The St. George City Council Minutes September 19, 2103 Page Four owner of lot 63 needs 1,239 square feet of lot 62 to accommodate the layout of the home he would like to build. This change will allow lot 63 to place the driveway in the location needed for the home. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bunker to approve the lot line adjustment. 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. LOT SPLIT: Todd Jacobsen presented the lot split not within a recorded subdivision located at approximately 1274 West Sunset Boulevard, zoning is C-3. All aspects of the lot split were carefully reviewed by the Community Development Department and Legal staff and meets all conditions and approvals. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the lot split. 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. FINAL PLAT: Wes Jenkins stated that regarding the Desert Canyons final plat heard earlier, the applicant is supposed to dedicate 15% of open space. He inquired if the applicant can do that at a later date. City Manager Gary Esplin stated because this is a final plat, the applicant would have to dedicate the open space tonight. He explained the development agreement requires open space, the plat cannot be approved unless there is an agreement on the open space. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised staff should meet with Desert Canyons on Monday. AMENDED MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Pike to amend the motion to be contingent on the dedication of open space. 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. PRELIMINARY PLAT: Wes Jenkins presented the preliminary plat for Meadow Valley Farms - Phase 4-6, a 67 lot residential subdivision located south of Rancho Verde Estates and west of Little Valley Road at approximately 2420 East 4000 South. Zoning is R-1-10 and RE-20. The applicant will be required to do an erosion study and present mitigation. In addition, the applicant shall either remove the note from the plat regarding the dedication of open space to the City and label it instead as “No Disturb Area”, or shall provide additional open space to the satisfaction of the Parks Department to warrant the City accepting the dedication. City Man...


City Council Minutes 09/19/2013:
...onsider award of bid for fertilizer and chemicals for the golf courses and parks. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised this is a renewal for the annual blanket with Helena. This was the only bid received on all products specified in the bid. The amount will not exceed $200,000.00. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bunker to award the bid as outlined. 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. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for the South Bloomington Trail Repair Project. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised the bid is for the Bloomington Trail Repair. The agreement is for $352,643.00 and the City’s portion is $177,705.75, low bidder is Interstate Rock Products. This is one of two 2010 flood projects left to complete. Tom Skrocki stated this is a different design than what was used originally and will include quite a bit of erosion protection. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Pike to approve the bid for the South Bloomington Trail Repair Project in the amount of City’s cost being $177,705.75. 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. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for emergency complete roof repair at City Hall. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised the City went out for emergency bid; Noorda Architectural Metals and Roofing was the only contractor to submit a bid. The amount of the bid is $61,980.00. Support Services Director Marc Mortensen stated this will take care of the entire roof and will come with a 25 year labor and material manufacturer warranty. City Manager Gary Esplin advised the project will be funded out of capital projects fund and will require a budget opening. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bunker to approve the emergency bid to Noorda Architectural Metals and Roofing in the amount of $61,980.00. 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 St. George City Council Minutes September 19, 2103 Page Three Councilmember Hughes - aye Councilmember Nickle - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PARAMETERS RESOLUTION: Consider for adoption of a resolution of the City Council of the City of St. George, Utah authorizing the issuance and sale of not more than $10,000,000 aggregate principal amount of franchise tax revenue bonds, Series 2013; and related matters. City Manager Gary Esplin advised it is important to get the Mall Drive Bridge started, however, there is no funding in the current budget. This action will help the City get in position to help fund the project. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bunker pass the resolution. 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. SET PUBLIC HEARING: Ray Snyder advised that the Planning Commission at its meeting held September 17, 2013 recommended that a public hearing be held to consider a request for a zone change for a future subdivision to be called Cornerstone on two parcels from RE-12.5 on 10.6 acres and A-1 on 11.9 acres. The parcel is generally located southeast of the intersection of Seegmiller Drive and 3000 East. The Planning Commission recommends denial; the applicant is asking an appeal. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bunker to set the public hearing as recommended. 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. FINAL PLATS: Todd Jacobsen presented the final plats for Deserts Edge Drive located off of the Southern Parkway Exit 6, Desert Canyons Parkway, zoning is PD-R; Deserts Edge Phase 1, a 22 lot residential subdivision located off of the Southern Parkway Exit 6, Desert Canyons Parkway, zoning is PD-R; Blackrock Condominiums at Stonebridge Phase 6, a 12 unit residential condominium subdivision located at approximately 2250 West and 230 North, zoning is PD-R; and Painted Desert Phase 11, a 2 lot residential subdivision located at approximately 1430 East and 2480 south, zoning is PD-R. In addition, he presented a final plat amendment for Cox Landing Phase 2 Amended, a 4 lot residential subdivision located at approximately 1085 South 900 East, zoning is R-1-10. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Pike to approve the final plats and authorize the Mayor to sign them. 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. LOT LINE ADJUSTMENT: Todd Jacobsen presented the lot line adjustment for Lot 62 and Lot 63 of the Springs Estates Phase 5 Amended located at approximately 1240 South Sierra Vista Circle. The St. George City Council Minutes September 19, 2103 Page Four owner of lot 63 needs 1,239 square feet of lot 62 to accommodate the layout of the home he would like to build. This change will allow lot 63 to place the driveway in the location needed for the home. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bunker to approve the lot line adjustment. 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. LOT SPLIT: Todd Jacobsen presented the lot split not within a recorded subdivision located at approximately 1274 West Sunset Boulevard, zoning is C-3. All aspects of the lot split were carefully reviewed by the Community Development Department and Legal staff and meets all conditions and approvals. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the lot split. 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. FINAL PLAT: Wes Jenkins stated that regarding the Desert Canyons final plat heard earlier, the applicant is supposed to dedicate 15% of open space. He inquired if the applicant can do that at a later date. City Manager Gary Esplin stated because this is a final plat, the applicant would have to dedicate the open space tonight. He explained the development agreement requires open space, the plat cannot be approved unless there is an agreement on the open space. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised staff should meet with Desert Canyons on Monday. AMENDED MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Pike to amend the motion to be contingent on the dedication of open space. 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. PRELIMINARY PLAT: Wes Jenkins presented the preliminary plat for Meadow Valley Farms - Phase 4-6, a 67 lot residential subdivision located south of Rancho Verde Estates and west of Little Valley Road at approximately 2420 East 4000 South. Zoning is R-1-10 and RE-20. The applicant will be required to do an erosion study and present mitigation. In addition, the applicant shall either remove the note from the plat regarding the dedication of open space to the City and label it instead as “No Disturb Area”, or shall provide additional open space to the satisfaction of the Parks Department to warrant the City accepting the dedication. City Man...


City Council Minutes 12/19/2013:
...t to perform a GPS-based inventory of trees in the historic district, then parks, and then other areas of downtown as funding permits; 5) To increase the Recreation Center - Game Center/Spin Room Remodeling budget from $86,500 to $254,000 for this fiscal year due to unforseen repairs needed for the footings and foundation; and to budge for the Capital Project Fund St. George City Council Minutes December 19, 2013 Page Five as the funding source; 6) To transfer the budget approved for space heaters for racing events to the Recreation Center instead to replace a kiln that had stopped working; 7) to increase the budget for the Pioneer Park restroom from $75,000 to $100,000 to add ADA sidewalks and also because the project will be sent out for bid instead of built in -house, as originally planned; 8) To budget for a re-landscaping project at the Dixie Center to be completed by the Parks Dept. and reimbursed from the Dixie Center; 9) To de-obligate the Bui...


City Council Minutes 11/14/2013:
... Leisure Services Director Kent Perkins introduced Jeff Peay, the new Parks Planning Manager and Henry Sudweeks, a new Landscape Architect. He presented a power point presentation that covered the following topics: Pictures of the Outside of the Building; Phased Development Plan. City Manager Gary Manager explained that the Recreation Administrative offices would move to the City Hall East Annex as there are issues at the current Recreation Center that need to be addressed. The renovation of the inside of the building is funded in the current budget if the bids come in as expected. Mr. Perkins continued with his power point presentation which covered the following topics: City hall East Annex revised Concept 11-6-13; Elevation View; Entry Perspective. Landscape Architect Millie Cockerill stated the proposed budget for the entry portion is approximately $285,000.00. City Manager Gary Esplin advised the budget includes $750,000.00 for the entire building. The project will be going to bid soon. Councilmember Almquist inquired how patrons will get from City Hall to the East Annex. City Manager Gary Esplin stated he is a bit of this is a bit of a concern with the speed of drivers coming down the hill. Mayor Pro Tem Pike called for a five minute recess. PRESENTATION ON THE ALL ABILITIES PARK PROJECT: City Manager Gary Esplin stated he wants this project to be a quality experience, in a park setting, that is second to none. He would love to see others from all over the country come to visit. He explained that a planning group from California has donated their time to assist in the pre-planning. Mr. Perkins presented a power point presentation which covered the following topics: All-Abilities Park; Concept. Landscape Architect Henry Sudweeks continued with the power point presentation which covered the following topics: what is an all-abilities park; What would our playground look like?; water play; sand/dig play; sensory garden; retreat pods. Mr. Perkins continued with the power point presentation covering the following topics: phase I - All Abilities Playground; How do we pay for it?. City Manager Gary Esplin advised one possible source of funds could be refunding of the GO bonds issued for parks and recreation projects as long as interest rates stay low enough to ...


City Council Minutes 01/30/2014:
...veloper 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-s...


City Council Minutes 07/02/2009:
...n they normally would have to. Some streets are so narrow that if a car is parks on one side of the street, there is a problem even opening the bins on the fire truck. Councilmember Shakespeare commented the City needs to look at requiring 40' of asphalt for all its roads so that cars can park on both sides of the road and there is still room for a fire truck to pass. This is a safety issue. Mr. Taylor commented that if some developments were at full capacity, vehicles will be parking on the streets. He advised that in the Sun River area complaints were received about RV parking in the streets, but this issue has been taken care of. Councilmember Pike commented that the proposed ordinance is a good start, as the City does not even have a requirement for guest parking at the current time. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Pike to approve the ordinance. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Allen. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Councilmember Pike - aye Councilmember Allen - aye Councilmember Shakespeare - aye Councilmember Almquist - aye Councilmember Bunker - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. St. George City Council Minutes July 2, 2009 Page Four PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider a zone change from Open Space to R-1-10 on 0.42 acre located at approximately 1090 West Baneberry Drive adjacent to the Bloomington Gardens Subdivision. Blaine Webber, applicant. City Planner Craig Harvey explained when the applicant previously came in for a zone change for Blackberry Phase 2, the City Council had concerns about a remainder piece of property and asked the applicant to figure out something to do with it. The solution has been to purchase the property and incorporate it into adjacent lots. 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 Councilmember Allen to approve the zone change by ordinance. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Councilmember Allen - aye Councilmember Bunker - aye Councilmember Shakespeare - aye Councilmember Pike - aye Councilmember Almquist - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/AMEND PD/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider an amendment to the Planned Development Commercial zone located west of the U. S. Post Office on Riverside Drive to revise the site plan. Rich Lewis, applicant. City Planner Ray Snyder explained the subject property is a vacant lot part of McArthur Landing. He reviewed the history of the site. The applicant proposes five pads for five buildings, one one-story building, three two-story buildings, and one three-story building. The Planning Commission recommends approval. No changes have been made to the use list. The applicant requests that his request be approved, and that the original zone change approved in 2008 also remain in effect. The Planning Commission felt this would set a bad precedent. The Legal Department advises that once a zone change is approved, it supercedes any previous zone change. If approved, the applicant would like the ability to combine buildings 4 and 5 into one building with the same square footage. The Planning Commission felt staff can determine whether this is a significant change or not. Councilmember Shakespeare commented that the previous approved use was for an assisted living center. She inquired what the use would now be for. Mr. Snyder replied he thought it would be professional office. Rob Reid, representing the applicant, advised that building 1 is sold and will be a surgical center. It is anticipated the remaining four buildings will be professional office with the exception of assisted living if zoning supports the use and staff does not deem it a significant change, City Manager Gary Esplin advised that any building over 25,000 sq. ft. requires City Council approval. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson commented that this is a PD. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that the City Council cannot give a blanket approval to a PD without seeing exactly what the PD will contain. Rob Reid advised the applicant does not want to have to go through the approval process if the site plan is changed. St. George City Council Minutes July 2, 2009 Page Five City Manager Gary Esplin replied that this is a requirement and the intent of a PD. A PD site plan cannot be changed without going through the public hearing process so the neighbors can see what will be built. Mayor McArthur commented that changing the look of a building in a PD has always constituted a significant change. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised the applicant has two choices - proceed with approval on the project as presented now, or bring it back with the changes. Mr. Reid advised that the present request is the preferred layout. The applicant is trying to keep his options open. Councilmember Almquist commented there appeared to be a continuous bank of parking stalls without islands for shade trees on the ends. He inquired if this was a requirement in a PD. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson replied there is a requirement for parking lot landscaping and staff will have to check this. Councilmember Almquist commented he did not think that continuous regimented parking without a break-up of the heat island by landscaping was allowed. Mr. Reid replied that the project meets minimum landscaping requirements and they have 3-5 extra spaces. If the plan does not meet the ordinance and there is a need to break up the parking, there is that capability. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson advised that 5% of the interior parking lot has to be landscaped. Ed Baca inquired if a traffic study was required due to traffic flow onto Riverside Drive. Councilmember Allen replied that the road the applicant built along the trail system behind the project has helped tremendously. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that the amount of square footage is not changing, just the building location. This should not change the amount of use. David Summerhays advised he lives across the street from the proposed project and inquired if the assisted living center as presented in the 2008 plan is still an option. Mayor McArthur replied that it was not. Mr. Summerhays advised he also represented a person who lives immediately opposite building 2 and the concern is the height of the building. Mayor McArthur replied that according to the ordinance any building can be built to 35' in height. Rob Reid replied that building 2 is three feet lower than the curb and gutter on Riverside Drive and it will probably be in the 25'-26' range. Mr. Summerhays stated that the site diagram shows parking stalls over the top of the road. Councilmember Almquist replied that this is not a road, it is a pass-through parking spot through a commercial area. City Manager Gary Esplin advised it is a secondary access for public safety. Mayor McArthur explained this pass-through was built as a secondary access to the post office and banks and there will be parking on it. This pass-through was built by the applicant at the City?s request, and it has been very helpful. City Manager Gary Esplin inquired if there would be a deceleration or acceleration lane. St. George City Council Minutes July 2, 2009 Page Six Rob Reid replied there is a deceleration lane for eastbound traffic, but no acceleration lane. Mr. Summerhays inquired if there is a difference in traffic load between the current proposal and previously approved proposal. Mr. Esplin replied that the two plans have the same square footage. Mayor McArthur suggested the site plan be looked at as there is need for an acceleration lane on Riverside Drive. Duane Parker advised he lives across the street in Southfield Estates and is concerned there is no traffic light at the intersection that crosses from 1100 East onto Riverside Drive. City Manager Gary Esplin replied that traffic lights are placed only after meeting federal standards. There is already a light on River Road and this intersection may be too close to support another traffic light, but staff will look at it. There being no further public comment, Mayor McArthur closed the public hearing. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bunker to approve the amended PD as presented with the restrictions recommended by the Planning Commission. City Manager Gary Esplin suggested that staff work with the applicant on the parking lot layout. AMENDED MOTION: Councilmember Bunker amended her motion to also include a stipulation that the applicant work with City staff on the parking lot layout and also address the acceleration lane. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Pike. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Councilmember Bunker - aye Councilmember Pike - aye Councilmember Allen - aye Councilmember Almquist - aye Councilmember Shakespeare - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. RESOLUTION: Consider approval of a resolution abandoning an easement located on Lot 3 in the Woods at Valley View Subdivision at 529 South Woodsview Cr. Shear Wall Development, applicant. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the applicant will substitute another easement. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Allen to approve the resolution. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Almquist. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Councilmember Allen - aye Councilmember Almquist - aye Councilmember Bunker - aye Councilmember Pike - aye Councilmember Shakespeare - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. SPECIAL EVENT PERMIT: Consider approval of a special event permit for the use of Town Square July 23, 2009 by the Red Rock Center for Independence. James Starks, applicant. City Manager Gary Esplin stated that this is the type of community event the City hoped would use the facility. The applicant also requests a fee waiver. Staff feels good about the St. George City Council Minutes July 2, 2009 Page Seven request and this event has not required any additional clean-up in the past. The recommendation is to waive the fee. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Allen to approve the special event permit and fee waiver. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bunker. Jim Starks, applicant, advised the purpose of the event is to spread awareness for the ADA. The event is planned to be bigger than in past years. He requested permission to locate two to three food vendors in the parking lot behind the Tabernacle. Mayor McArthur advised in the past when this location has been used food has been spilled on the brick and stained it. This is the reason all the food has been moved to the other end. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that locating the food in this area would set a bad precedent and the City has held firm in the past. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Allen - aye Councilmember Bunker - aye Councilmember Pike - aye Councilmember Shakespeare - aye Councilmember Almquist - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. Mr. Starks also requested permission to locate a banner on the lawn on Main Street in front of the splash pad. Mayor McArthur replied this could not be allowed as others have not been allowed to do so. FINAL PLATS: Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held June 23, 2009, recommended approval of a road dedication plat for 270 East and 1670 South located on the north, east, and south sides of the Dixie Center. The Planning Commission also recommended re-approval of the final plat for Blackberry Court located at Mulberry Drive and Lupin Way. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to approve the road dedication plat and final plat for Blackberry Court. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Shakespeare. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist - aye Councilmember Shakespeare - aye Councilmember Pike - aye Councilmember Allen - aye Councilmember Bunker - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT: Consider approval of a conditional use permit to construct a gazebo in the rear yard at 2177 East 2480 South to a height of 20' to the roof peak. Walter Brichaux, applicant. City Planner Craig Harvey explained that the site is zoned RE-12.5. The ordinance requires any accessory building over 15' to obtain a conditional use permit. The gazebo has been partially constructed. The yard steps down so the gazebo does not stick up too much. The purpose for the gazebo is to improve the property. It is located 15' from the home, 5' from the sideyard property line and 10' from the rear property line. The Planning Commission recommends approval. He then read the Planning Commission?s findings. St. George City Council Minutes July 2, 2009 Page Eight MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Shakespeare to approve the conditional use permit. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Pike. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Shakespeare - aye Councilmember Pike - aye Councilmember Almquist - aye Councilmember Bunker - aye Councilmember Allen - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT: Consider approval of a conditional use permit to construct an RV, boat and mini self-storage facility at 361 North Dixie Drive in a C-3 zone. Jeff Chapman, applicant. City Planner Ray Snyder explained zoning is C-3. He presented the building design conceptual site plan and explained that anything over 20,000 sq. ft. needs to be reviewed. The request consists of two conditional use permits and a building design. The conditional use permits are for self-storage and RV storage. Several residents in the area wanted to know what is happening with the wall. A commercial project has to have a 6' privacy wall, and this will be done. However, Development Services will work with the applicant and neighbors to make sure there is no dead zone between the existing walls. The applicant will work with the Parks Department to improve and install a piece of the trail system. Height...


City Council Minutes 02/27/2014:
...naquint Cemetery was budgeted for in this current fiscal year and that the parks department was here to present the final concept plan to the Council. The Council was presented with a PowerPoint showing the current statistics regarding cremation, and it was noticed that 42 percent of people are now choosing that option for burial purposes. Currently the City offers no services for cremation remains other than selling half plots. The master plan for the cremation garden was presented to the Council and budget issues were discussed. It was mentioned that the cremation garden would have the capacity to hold 1200 remains. Larry Shane, parks facility manager noted that a fee schedule for the cremation garden h...


City Council Minutes 10/01/2015:
...ry Esplin explained that the water collected is treated and reused on City parks and golf courses. Mayor Pike introduced Brittany Hollinshead, Mr...


City Council Minutes 08/06/2015:
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City Council Meeting Minutes Minutes 05/24/2018:
...d the park and its amenities.  Mayor Pike proposed to sit down with Parks Planning staff to plan the remainder of the park.  He noted that...


City Council Meeting Minutes Minutes 05/23/2019:
...ter Services Director Scott Taylor and The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Parks Manager Shane Moore.   DISCUSSION REGARDING THE FISCAL YEAR 20...


City Council Meeting Minutes Minutes 05/10/2018:
... vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   Ben Neumann with the Parks Department presented the Mayor and Council with the Tree City USA awa...


City Council Regular Meeting Minutes Minutes 04/05/2018:
...mittee with Leisure Services Director Shane McAffee regarding updating the Parks Master Plan.   City Manager Adam Lenhard noted the Sand Hollow...


City Council Meeting Minutes Minutes 09/06/2018:
...;     Dustin Warren, Airport Sergio Ocegueda Mayorga, Parks             Kent Larson, Energy Services Emerson Watanabe, Recreation                Jake Sylvester, Energy Services   Police Department Investigations Division:   Captain Scott Staley                               Detective Cameron McCullough Lieutenant Rich Triplett                           Detective Josh Wilson Sergeant Jared Parry                             Detective Terry Taylor Sergeant Sam Despain                           Detective Wyatt Miles Sergeant Sean Sparks                            Detective Jud Callaway Detective Brandon Dunbar                       Detective Robert Raybould Detective Derek Lewis                            Detective Adam Olmstead Detective Matt Sherman                         Detective Craig Terry   City Manager Adam Lenhard stated item #21 has been removed at the request of the applicant and item 9 was amended on the agenda; the amended language states the Council is considering the item as an ordinance.   COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC: Resident Steve Horner asked the Council to sponsor him in creating an ordinance to restrict mobile vendors at sunset as he is concerned with children’s safety.  He said that there has been such an ordinance in the past.  After speaking with Deputy City Attorney Paula Houston and Legislator Walt Brooks, he is asking for the Council’s help with creating this ordinance.       Deputy City Attorney Paula Houston clarified state law regarding regulations for food trucks have changed.  There are certain restrictions and requirements.    CONSENT CALENDAR: a.    Consider approval of the financial report for July, 2018.      b.    Consider approval of an emergency purchase of two (2) distribution transformers.   c.    Consider award of bid to Interstate Rock Products for chip seal aggregate supply.   St. George City Council Minutes September 6, 2018 Page Three   d.    Consider award of bid to JP Excavating for the 100 West drainage basin laterals phase 2 project.   e.    Consider approval of a contract with Holbrook Asphalt, Inc. for HA5 seal coat for various streets, trails, and parking lots within the City.   f.     Consider approval of a local consent for a Class C alcohol license, a limited service restaurant for Red Fort Cuisine of India at 148 South 1740 East.   g.    Consider approval of declaring items as surplus.   h.    Consider approval of a donation agreement to donate a 1977 American LaFrance fire truck to the Wendover Fire Department.      i.     Consider approval of a hangar lease with Jeff Wright for lot 58B.   j.     Consider approval of the minutes from the meetings held on: April 5, 2018 (work meeting); April 5, 2018 (regular meeting); May 3, 2018; May 17, 2018; July 12, 2018 (work meeting); July 12, 2018 (regular meeting); July 19, 2018; August 2, 2018; August 9, 2018; August 16, 2018; and August 30, 2018.   City Manager Adam Lenhard noted these items are administrative in nature and have been reviewed by staff after which he asked the Council if they would like to remove any of the items from the Consent Calendar to discuss, if not he suggested making a single motion to approve all of the items.   Deputy City Attorney Paula Houston noted item e needs to be subject to approval by the Legal Department as it has not yet been reviewed.    MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve items a through j on the consent calendar subject to approval by the Legal Department on item e. SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Hughes. 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.   PUBLIC HEARING/VACATE A PUBLIC UTILITY EASEMENT/ORDINANCE: Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance vacating a public easement located at Lots 4 & 7, Block 18, Plat A, St. George City Survey (Joule Plaza parcel).   St. George City Council Minutes September 6, 2018 Page Four   Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins advised this item has been pulled from the agenda.   PUBLIC HEARING/AMEND FINAL PLAT/ORDINANCE: Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance amending the final subdivision plat for lot 7 & 8, Serenity Cove Subdivision.   Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the request to amend the final plat for Serenity Cove Subdivision to merge lots 7 & 8 together and vacate the public utilities and drainage easement located between said lots.  The property is located at 2760 East Circle at approximately 1750 South; zoning is R-1-10 (Single-Family Residential 10,000 SQ/FT minimum lot size).  He showed the final plat and outlined the proposed amendments.    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 ordinance amending the final subdivision plat for lot 7 & 8 of Serenity Cove. SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Hughes. VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a roll call vote, as follows:   Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye           The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   PUBLIC HEARING/VACATE A PORTION OF A PUBLIC ROADWAY/ORDINANCE: Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance vacating a portion of Knowledge Way, a public roadway.   Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the request to vacate a portion of Knowledge Way.  He showed the roadway vacation plat and outlined the proposed vacation.    Mayor Pike opened the public hearing.   Resident/student Sierra Cordetti voiced her concern in regard to implications of the surrounding roadway by this vacation.       Mr. Jenkins explained the roadway will remain.  The parcel being eliminated should not affect traffic.   Mayor Pike closed the public hearing.     St. George City Council Minutes September 6, 2018 Page Five   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the ordinance vacating a portion of Knowledge Way. SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca. VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a roll call vote, as follows:   Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye           The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE: Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance changing the zone from A-20 (Agricultural 20 acre lot sizes) to PD-R (Planned Community Residential) for Rosewood Town Homes on approximately 14.89 acres, for Brookfield Apartments on approximately 12.10 acres, and for Woodland Twin Homes on approximately 16.79 acres.  The properties are located south of Mall Drive and are on both sides of 2780 East.   Community Development Director John Willis presented the request for a zone change.  He explained the proposal has a variety of multifamily types, which includes apartments, townhouses, and twin homes with a total of 522 units on 28.89 acres.  Density ranges from 21 du/ac for the apartment, 11 du/ac for the townhouses, and 5 du/ac for twin houses.  He presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: aerial map; zoning map; general plan map; Arbor Pike overall site plan; Rosewood Townhomes/Condos; elevations; Brookfield Apartments; site plan; elevations; Woodlands Twin Homes; and elevations.  The Planning Commission recommended approval with conditions/comments as follows:   ·         An additional five (5) feet for Brookfield Apartments ·         Amenities for the project type are to be built in the first phase of the projects; to be completed prior to 50% of the units in that particular phase ·         Parking reduction in resident parking for Brookfield Apartments if evidence supports a decrease and is shown that 2.0 stalls per unit is an excessive amount of parking   He noted there was a discussion regarding a proposed park in the area.    The Council discussed the proposed amenities, size of the apartments, and trail connectivity.   Paul Washburn, representative for the applicant, noted the apartments will be 650 to 1000 sq. ft.; 40% will be single bedroom.  He outlined the parking.    Mayor Pike opened the public hearing. There being no comment, he closed the public hearing.  He then noted that staff feels comfortable with the proposed density being in this area. St. George City Council Minutes September 6, 2018 Page Six   Councilmember Hughes commented that everything but the parking meets all requirements.  He is glad to see affordable housing being proposed.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the ordinance changing the zone as discussed with the conditions of the Planning Commission and that the amenities in each phase be completed before the next phase begins and to include the off-site street improvements.  SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial.   Resident Fred Hokama asked how this project will affect the School District with the number of students.   Mayor Pike noted this was already planned for medium or high density residential.  He explained the Council regularly updated the School District.   VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a roll call vote, as follows:   Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye           The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE: Consider approval of a zone change from PD-C/R (Planned Development Commercial and Residential) to PD-R (Planned Development Residential) on 6.04 acres for Sunbrook Hollow Townhomes. The property is located at 415 South Dixie Drive (behind the existing building on the property).      Community Development Director John Willis explained this application was tabled at the August 16th City Council meeting.  The applicant has revised the request and reduced the number of units, as well as the size of the project.  He presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: general plan map; aerial map; 1st 2018 request; modified request; and proposed removal of a portion of the island on Dixie Drive.  The Planning Commission recommended approval (4:1) to the City Council with a reduction of density to five (5) du/ac (approx. 30 units).  The property being removed from the project will possibly be merged with the adjacent property; it would remain PD-C.     Applicant Troy Wall explained why they proposed to eliminate the 0.71 acres from the proposal.  He spoke with several engineers who told him that 54 units produce very little traffic.   Further, they told him that the proposed project would not directly influence traffic going into Parkside Circle.  Whether or not their development happens, there is an issue with traffic on Dixie Drive.  They did research on how a traffic study is done.  He has not met with neighbors to discuss density concerns.  The biggest complaint he is aware of is the issues with Parkside Circle.     St. George City Council Minutes Septe...


City Council Regular Meeting Minutes Minutes 04/05/2018:
...mittee with Leisure Services Director Shane McAffee regarding updating the Parks Master Plan.   City Manager Adam Lenhard noted the Sand Hollow...


City Council Meeting Minutes Minutes 01/23/2020:
...who participated in the dedication of the Bear Claw Poppy Trail.   PARKS DEPARTMENT:          &...


City Council Meeting Minutes Minutes 08/29/2019:
...e plans for drainage after which he spoke about timelines.    Parks Planning Manager Jeff Peay showed and outlined a concept plan for the...


City Council Minutes 03/09/2017:
...areas and trees throughout the City that are causing issues, some of which Parks Superintendent Shane Moore feels should be removed.   Addit...


City Council Minutes 03/02/2017:
..., staff feels this project should be taken care of at this time.  The Parks Division will absorb the overage and delay other projects.   P...


City Council Minutes 02/02/2017:
...plin explained this project is along the Virgin River South Trail.   Parks Planner Millie Cockerill presented maps outlining the project.  ...


Shade Tree and Beautification Board Meeting Agenda 02/18/2020:
...ld a regular meeting on Tuesday, February 18, 2020  in the Millcreek Parks Office Conference Room, 390 North 3050 East, St. George , Utah Comme...


SHADE TREE AND BEAUTIFICATION BOARD Agenda 12/17/2019:
...d a regular meeting on Tuesday , December 17, 2019  in the Millcreek Parks Office Conference Room, 390 North 3050 East ,  St. George , Utah...


City Council Meeting Minutes Minutes 08/09/2018:
...ter, Wastewater, Storm Water, Transportation, Power, Fire/EMS, Police, and Parks & Recreation be updated to reflect anticipated growth, developmen...


City Council MeetingMinutes Minutes 08/16/2018:
... Councilmember Randall stated the Shade Tree Board recently met.  The Parks staff went to every house in the Desert Hills Subdivision; there are ...


City Council Minutes 05/28/2015:
...ber Arial – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. Parks Planning Manager Jeff Peay showed an overall site plan, construction ...


City Council Minutes 05/07/2015:
...cuss this and make a recommendation. Typically, the Council has felt that parks would not be the place to have war memorials. It was decided that Tonaquint Cemetery would be the better place for a veteran’s memorial. The Council would consider a modification to that memorial if the committee proposes that. He hopes that Vietnam Veterans no longer feel unappreciated. There is a national Vietnam Memorial that is inspiring as well as the traveling wall. Doug Whetstone, resident, mentioned a problem at River Road and 100 South. He showed pictures showing cars that have crossed the double yellow line leaving no room for those that need to get into the turn lane. He suggests curbs be installed to keep the traffic from crossing into the wrong lane. Public Works Director Cameron Cutler stated that the lanes on River Road are being looked at for possible permissible lanes. The plan is to eventually put in a median. AWARD OF BID: Consider approval of an agreement with Royal T Enterprises to construct a traffic light on River Road at St. James Lane/Boulder Springs Road. City Manager Gary Esplin advised this is the first of the recently approved traffic lights. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood stated the low bidder was Royal T Enterprises at $124,994. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the bid for the traffic signal at River Road and St. James Lane to Royal T Enterprises for $124,994. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial. St. George City Council Minutes May 7, 2015 Page Three Councilmember Almquist pointed out that the bid is within $400 of the engineers estimate. City Manager Gary Esplin noted that this is not the total cost; this is just for installation. Ms. Hood advised the signal construction will commence on July 13, 2015. VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist – aye Councilmember Randall - aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for the Next Gen Communication Recording System for Dispatch. City Manager Gary Esplin advised this is a new recording system for Dispatch. Although over budget, it is necessary. There are unspent funds in the department’s budget as well as a running balance from funds received for providing services throughout the County. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood recommends the bid be awarded to Next Gen Communication in the amount of $64,663.33. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to award the bid to Next Gen Communication for the recording system for Dispatch. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall. VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist – aye Councilmember Randall - aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PROFESSIONAL AGREEMENT: Consider approval of a professional services agreement for the St. George Regional Water Reclamation Facility Optimization Study project. City Manager Gary Esplin advised this is a professional services agreement to look at the Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant. There are new proposed state and federal regulations on effluent requirement which could have significant impact on the ability to continue current operations at the plant. The recommendation is to hire this firm St. George City Council Minutes May 7, 2015 Page Four to look at alternatives to meet the proposed regulations. The cost is $73,322 with Bowen Collins. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to hire Bowen Collins for the professional services to consider the optimization of the Regional Water Reclamation Facility at the cost of $73,322. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt. VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist – aye Councilmember Randall - aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for volcano shelter/play structure for the All Abilities Park. City Manager Gary Esplin advised the proposal was advertised nationwide. Staff was excited that there is a local contractor that is qualified to and will do a great job. This element is one of the most critical parts of the park. Staff recommends Dream Weaver Specialties in the amount of $546,672. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to award the bid to Dream Weaver Specialties for the volcano in the amount of $546,672. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Almquist. Councilmember Almquist mentioned that this is part of the theme that was developed from the surveys and feedback received. VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist – aye Councilmember Randall - aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid to install the train tracks at the All Abilities Park. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that the train has been ordered and will be delivered this summer. Staff has been looking across the country for the track. The installer needs to have a certain license approved by the state. One bid was received from RailWorks Track Systems, Inc. in the amount of $275,556; about $100,000 over St. George City Council Minutes May 7, 2015 Page Five what staff was told the track would initially cost. Funds will be pulled from other parts of the project to pay for the cost difference. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to award RailWorks Track Systems for the installation of the train tracks for the All Abilities Park in the amount of $275,556. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt. Councilmember Almquist mentioned that funds are being saved by providing the ballast from rock the City has crushed. VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist – aye Councilmember Randall - aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid to purchase seven (7) Q Pods (wheelchair and scooter securement) for the SunTran buses. City Manager Gary Esplin explained a Q Pod is an attachment for the buses that will assist in getting the wheelchairs on the buses quicker and more efficiently. Staff has seen an increase in riders using wheelchairs which has had an effect on keeping to the 40 minute schedule. The total cost is $108,530; however, the City’s match is $21,706. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to purchase and install seven Q Pods at the total cost of $21,706. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Almquist recognizing that the amount is a match of the overall price. VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist – aye Councilmember Randall - aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for a backhoe for the Water Services Department. City Manager Gary Esplin advised the current budget includes the purchase of a backhoe. Two parties met the minimum specifications on the bid. Staff is requesting St. George City Council Minutes May 7, 2015 Page Six to go with the second low bidder because of the type of backhoe. HE Equipment is the second low bidder for a John Deere 410 backhoe. Councilmember Bowcutt inquired if there is there a way to put the specifications in the request so that the bidders know ahead of time. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood replied yes. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that has to be balanced against being a sole source. If the specifications are too tight, you may only get one bid. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to approve the purchase of a John Deere 410 backhoe from HE Equipment. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial. VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist – aye Councilmember Randall - aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PURCHASE AND SALES AGREEMENT: Consider approval of a purchase and sales agreement to purchase an easement for the traffic signal at Riverside and Mall Drive. City Manager Gary Esplin stated that this is actually for the traffic signal at Mall Drive and 3000 East. In order to install the signal, the City needs to secure property on the northeast corner. The property owner has requested $1,000 for the property which will be added to the cost of the traffic signal. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to purchase the property for $1,000. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall. VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist – aye Councilmember Randall - aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for yellow and white traffic paint. City Manager Gary Esplin advised staff is using the state contract with Ennis Paint. The cost is $128,052 and is included in the current budget. St. George City Council Minutes May 7, 2015 Page Seven Councilmember Almquist stated that paint does not last like it used to; therefore, it becomes an almost an annual purchase. He inquired if there was a product that could be applied over the paint, which meets environmental standards, to help the paint last longer. City Manager Gary Esplin stated that he will have Streets Superintendent Dave Terry look into that. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to approve the purchase of yellow and white traffic paint in the amount of $128,052 for streets. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt. VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist – aye Councilmember Randall - aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised that item 2H is for Riverside Drive and Mall Drive, not 3000 East. He explained that the owner allowed the City to proceed with the installation of the traffic signal. The item heard tonight was to finalize the agreement. PUBLIC HEARING/GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider a General Plan Amendment from BP (Business Park) to MDR (Medium Density Residential) on approximately 6.037 acres generally located at 415 South Dixie Drive. Dennis Garr and Gordon Lyle, applicants. Planning and Zoning Manager John Willis presented a request for a General Plan amendment for 6.037 acres of property generally located at 415 South Dixie Drive. He showed an aerial map of the area and a zoning map. The applicant is requesting medium density residential and is not proposing mixed use. Based upon the size of the site, it could accommodate 30 - 54 dwelling units. He showed the proposed plan and read staff’s recommendations. The original request was for high density residential; however, the applicant changed to medium density residential at the Planning Commission meeting. Most of the discussion at the meeting was regarding traffic and whether the proposal was the appropriate land use for the site. The motion that was made was a denial but did not pass. Letters were received and are in the agenda packet for review. The remaining business park will remain as it is currently zoned. Mayor Pike opened the public hearing. Bob Cicutto, resident, commented that two years ago, the property owner went back St. George City Council Minutes May 7, 2015 Page Eight and forth a few times on the zoning. He asked how they will exit the complex. The private temporary road has holes in it. Additionally, the warehouse is running a 24-hour truck route through there. Mayor Pike stated that he understands that the exit will line up with Dixie Drive on the southeast side of the building. Mr. Cicutto stated a 17-foot for an easement is about half the distance of a normal street width. He asked if a road will be installed in the power easement and if it will accommodate the new residents. It will be noisy with high traffic for those that already live there. He asked how many will live there. Mayor Pike replied approximately 30-54 units will be built. Mr. Cicutto commented that the property is low class. What kind of residents will want to face that warehouse; what kind of neighborhood will that be. If there is that much traffic, they feel they will be landlocked. There is a blind s-curve; he asked that the Council look at the traffic issues. Mr. Willis stated that it will be a 50-foot easement. This General Plan amendment, so the question is whether medium density residential makes sense at this location. Issues such as access, widths of roads and the type of houses will be addressed at the zone change request. Mr. Cicutto commented that he has lived there for 21 Years and things are not getting any better. Mayor Pike commented that this may be a possibility for things to be better. He has seen other projects that the applicants have done. Larry Skelton, resident, stated the problem that came up in the last City Council meeting was that the road is too close to the houses. They were talking about the safety issue in getting off Parkside. He is hearing that the issue is now whether they will build. He...


City Council Minutes 12/03/2015:
...Bowcutt mentioned the Christmas lights at the Town Square. He thanked the Parks Department for doing such a great job installing them. COMMENTS ...


City Council Minutes 03/04/2016:
...s to the Council. City Manager Gary Esplin suggested someone from the Parks Department attend The Mosquito Abatement meeting; however, not as a v...


City Council Minutes 10/15/2015:
...need to take action; the Council just needs to agree to move forward. Parks Planning Manager Jeff Peay provided an update on the progress of the ...


City Council Minutes 12/03/2015:
...Bowcutt mentioned the Christmas lights at the Town Square. He thanked the Parks Department for doing such a great job installing them. COMMENTS ...


City Council Minutes 12/04/2014:
... as help facilitate donations for the park. The video was put together by parks planner Van Phetsomphou. Council was impressed with the video and th...


City Council Minutes 02/05/2015:
...park be built near 2450 East Park or Millcreek Park. There are not enough parks for responsible dog owners to play with and exercise their dogs. ...


City Council Minutes 03/24/2016:
... around $1.2 million annually to be dispersed three ways between the arts, parks and recreation departments. Community Arts and Exhibits Adminis...


Parks Trails and Cemetry Press Release 09/17/2015:


City Council Minutes 02/18/2016:
...Kestin. Dixie Elks Lodge #1743 representatives presented Mayor Pike and Parks Department Manager Kent Perkins with a check in the amount of $8,000 ...


City Council Minutes 03/05/2015:
...t; however, it includes parking lots, restrooms and electrical items. Parks Planner Millie Cockerill explained that this proposal is for 12 court...


City Council Minutes 03/19/2015:
... There was a discussion regarding the schedule of the park and that the Parks Department is working on grant funding. Report from the Planning c...


City Council Minutes 11/03/2016:
... and outlined the Desert Edge Drive roadway vacation final plat.  The Parks Department was okay with the proposed changes.  Part of the disc...


City Council Minutes 08/11/2016:
...BILITIES PARK AND NAMING OF THE PARK: City Manager Gary Esplin introduced Parks Planner Van Phetsomphou who showed a video simulation of the Ridgetop...


City Council Minutes 08/16/2012:
...loper has not been able to work out a deal with the homeowner and the City Parks Department has given them a proposal to purchase their property and i...


City Council Minutes 05/30/2013:
...3 Page Two birthday parties. He reviewed goals in the Recreation and Parks divisions. He and City Manager Gary Esplin are excited to develop an...


City Council Minutes 10/04/2012:
...ary Esplin advised that staff does not feel good about proceeding with the parks bond refunding, and recommended not pursuing the bond refunding at th...


City Council Minutes 05/10/2012:
...o be paid for by the Transit Division, and more part-time positions in the Parks Department. He recommended the following expenditures in the General ...


City Council Minutes 11/29/2012:
...nt presentation covering the following topics: park maintenance standards, parks division landscape maintenance levels, current standards, acceptable ...


City Council Minutes 07/19/2012:
...onsider award of bid for fertilizer and chemicals for the golf courses and parks. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood explained that two local supplier...


City Council Minutes 06/20/2013:
....00. City Manager Gary Esplin advised the design was approved by the Parks Department. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist t...


City Council Minutes 05/15/2014:
...r 1, 2014. Councilmember Almquist commented that City golf courses and parks use reuse water when watering, not culinary water. Mayor Pike ex...


City Council Minutes 02/06/2014:
...pressured back down and they irrigate not only the Cemetery, but also City parks, the Dixie State University campus and the middle school and high sch...


City Council Minutes 09/05/2013:
... Consider award of bid for four F-250 pickups with utility beds for the Parks Division. St. George City Council Minutes September 5, 2013 ...


City Council Minutes 03/13/2014:
... by Kent Perkins Kent Perkins, Leisure Services Director and Jeff Peay Parks Planning Manager addressed the Council with a project plan to build a...


City Council Minutes 07/31/2014:
...tinue to go up as well. DISCUSSION ON SHADE TREE ORDINANCE: Parks Manager Larry Shane distributed a Tree Inventory Report and a copy of...


City Council Minutes 06/12/2014:
...Impact Fee; Transportation Impact Fee; Fire Impact Fee; Police Impact Fee; Parks, Recreation & Open Space Impact Fee; Energy Impact Fee; Summary (Resi...


City Council Minutes 07/10/2014:
...ity approximately $800,000. GO Bonds can be used for projects specific to parks and recreation. The Standard and Poor’s rating report recently ...


City Council Minutes 01/24/2013:
...ould try to get some funding from other participants as well. UPDATE ON PARKS PROJECTS: Laura Taylor presented a power point presentation on the ...


City Council Minutes 05/02/2013:
...€œno disturb” area. Zone B shall have no habitable structures. The Parks Department has asked for an access to maintain the “no disturbâ...


City Council Minutes 09/13/2001:
...st for a fee waiver and waiver of park policy regarding no vending in City parks for the New Covenant Christian Center for a church garage sale in the...


City Council Minutes 09/27/2001:
...ber Orton Aye Council Member Whatcott Aye CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT Parks Maintenance Building Gary Esplin asked that Council consider approva...


City Council Minutes 02/01/2001:
...struction of a concession and restroom building at the tennis complex. Parks Superintendent Lynne Scott recommended award of the bid for Alternate...


City Council Minutes 04/19/2001:
...Space designation for commercial development along Riverside Drive and for Parks, Trails, Water Sports and a Dinosaur Park along the river located bet...


City Council Minutes 07/08/1999:
...vised that in the past the City has not allowed any commercial uses in the parks. It was the consensus of the City Council to not allow the use. ...


City Council Minutes 06/17/1999:
...xtensive noise studies. Concern was expressed about noise around national parks and neighboring communities. The FAA also asked the City to do an env...


City Council Minutes 07/23/2002:
...ender and will be well supervised. Marc Mortensen advised that the Parks Department was aware of the request and had no problem with it. ...


City Council Minutes 06/07/2007:
...BID: Consider award of bid for shade structures for Mathis and Tonaquint Parks. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood explained that three bids were re...


City Council Minutes 04/04/2013:
...nal trail as part of the project, but after meeting with the applicant and Parks personnel, it was decided that a trail is not the best idea. The trai...


City Council Minutes 05/23/2013:
...ement would be for above and beyond what is in the contract with UDOT. Parks Planning Manager Laura Taylor stated the agreement includes $3000.00 ...


City Council Minutes 02/21/2013:
...yors and other public officials in the County have been talking with State Parks to come up with this MOU. In 1998 there was supposed to be an MOU whi...


City Council Minutes 03/07/2013:
... 1,600 acres, 1,023 acres of open space and additional areas set aside for parks, low density residential, and a 50 acre site for a middle school/high...


City Council Minutes 09/20/2007:
...rrectional Facility. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood explained that the Parks Department has requested a blanket purchase order in the amount of $3...


City Council Minutes 04/25/2013:
...if consideration had been given to use of a secondary water system for the parks or agricultural areas. Mr. Young replied they had looked at that ...


City Council Minutes 10/03/2013:
...121,432.45 which is under budget and does include alternates 1 and 2. Parks Planner Millie Cockerill stated the trail will begin at what is forma...


City Council Minutes 01/23/2014:
...rcement, she thinks law enforcement, fire, medical, public transportation, parks and streets and code enforcement. She knows that code enforcement h...


City Council Minutes 03/24/2011:
...Kestin. Steve Carpenter, Executive Director of the Utah Recreation and Parks Association, presented awards to the Recreation Department for its ou...


City Council Minutes 11/17/2011:
... lots larger and dedication of some property for the City for natural rock parks. Mayor Pro Tem Bunker opened the public hearing. Clifford Cha...


City Council Minutes 01/20/2011:
...atching 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 ...


City Council Minutes 05/20/2010:
...ary Esplin advised that the water will be used to water nearby schools and parks. Mr. Taylor advised that another item needing approval is a reimb...


City Council Minutes 03/26/2009:
...s who rent the facility. This is no different than people using the City?s parks on Sunday. City Manager Gary Esplin advised there is a problem wi...


City Council Minutes 09/09/2010:
...ion of the water tank. Councilmember Almquist pointed out that many RV parks have closed. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that the State re...


City Council Minutes 04/15/2010:
... trees that do meet the ordinance, like the Raywood Ash. He suggested that Parks and Streets could make the recommendation as to what type of tree to ...


City Council Minutes 05/27/2010:
... museum will be the foundation board’s sole interest, whereas the City’s Parks and Recreation Departments has several things under their jurisdictio...


City Council Minutes 03/25/2010:
... City Manager Gary Esplin explained this bond issue is related to the old parks and recreation bonds which were issued years ago. They have been refi...


City Council Minutes 10/02/2014:
....01 for every $10 spent. These funds can only be used for recreation and parks. The City sees that as a primary opportunity to grant funds to recre...


City Council Minutes 07/29/2010:
...se the savings to complete the Crosby Park since the original bond was for parks and recreation uses. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember A...


City Council Minutes 10/22/2009:
...our Ms. Woolsey advised that events in the Sunbowl are approved by the Parks Department and do not require a special event permit. City Attorn...


City Council Minutes 08/20/2009:
...would infringe on the neighbors? quality of life. The City closes its City parks at 10:00 p.m. to protect the integrity of the neighborhoods, and she ...


City Council Minutes 05/07/2009:
...ty Manager Gary Esplin explained that this agreement will take care of the parks issue and donation of land and easements. MOTION: A motion was ma...


City Council Minutes 09/03/2009:
...working on this project 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 01/17/2008:
...oject. DISCUSSION ON RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR THE TOWN SQUARE AND CITY PARKS: Leisure Services Director Kent Perkins distributed a draft of the ...


City Council Minutes 08/21/2008:
...th the splash pads so that they are not so slippery. Gary Esplin said that Parks staff is working on that problem. Mayor Pro Tem Allen called Summe...


City Council Minutes 06/04/2009:
...Park, but just found out today that CDBG stimulus funds cannot be used for parks. He recommended that road projects already done in the Dixie Downs ar...


City Council Minutes 06/19/2008:
...rking for 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 al...


City Council Minutes 08/07/2008:
...1. Landscaping will be as shown and maintained by the HOA. 12. Community parks are part of the Lakes master plan. Mr. Harvey advised that the pr...


City Council Minutes 01/19/2012:
...g and sprinklers for the landscaping and power connections for the various parks. Councilmember Almquist inquired why contractors do not know wher...


City Council Minutes 09/20/2012:
...ponsored by the Exchange Club. A donation is also made to the City’s Parks and Recreation Department. The registration fee of $10 was discuss...


City Council Minutes 02/19/2009:
...hat three proposed trail accesses will be eliminated from the project, and Parks staff agrees with this decision. The traffic department has determin...


City Council Minutes 03/05/2009:
...ned the subject property is owned by Intermountain Health Care. The City?s Parks Department will do the landscape design for the project. The project ...


City Council Minutes 11/08/2007:
...he City. In this event fees would not be needed. There are plenty of other parks with BBQ pits. The Town Square should be a place where families can a...


City Council Minutes 11/01/2007:
...lace to live. The biggest problem in t he area is there are soccer fields, parks, and two schools intermixed with big trucks. The entire area needs to...


City Council Minutes 08/16/2007:
...ut to bid to verify pricing. The products are used by the golf courses and parks department. She recommended award of the bid to Helena Chemical in th...


City Council Minutes 10/04/2007:
...: Consider award of bid for a one ton full-size crew-cab pick-up for the Parks Department. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood explained that St. Geo...


City Council Minutes 04/30/2008:
...e Two Margaret Heaton suggested that in these lean economic times, dog parks are unnecessary and the City should not be paying for special places ...


City Council Minutes 03/20/2008:
...Arthur announced that the City is the recipient of the Utah Recreation and Parks Association Outstanding Facility Award for the water walk and town sq...


City Council Minutes 09/28/2000:
... operational, and advised there is some friction between staff of DART and Parks and Recreation staff. ADJOURN: A motion to adjourn was made by C...


City Council Minutes 11/21/2002:
...he City submitting a letter to the National Park Service through the State Parks and Recreation for the conversion to take place. The site does not i...


City Council Minutes 10/02/2003:
...ried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for outdoor staging for the Parks Department. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen presented four bids received: Stage Right $32,522 Secoa $40,245 Staging Dimensions $37,082 Wenger $33,440 She recommended award to the low bidder, Stage Right, in the amount of $32,522. The stage is a single 32' x 32' portable stage for special events. A motion was made by Council Member Isom and seconded by Council Member Whatcott to award the bid to the low bidder, Stage Right, in the amount of $32,522. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. RATIFICATION: Consider ratification of marathon funds to the Dixie Center for the 10 year club dinner, pasta dinner, Japanese Sunday lunch and expo rental. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen explained the amount is $29,000. A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott and seconded by Council Member Orton to ratify marathon funds to the Dixie Center in the amount of $29,000. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the $29,000 will come from the marathon budget which is generated by sponsorships and entry fees. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. STREET NAME CHANGE: Consider a request to change the street name of 480 South Street to Medical Center Drive. Steve Wilson, Dixie Regional Medical Center, applicant. St. George City Council Minutes October 2, 2003 Page Four Steve Wilson proposed that the street between Lowe?s and the new medical center, currently named 480 South Street, be renamed to Medical Center Drive. Physicians who will be housed in the adjacent office building feel 480 South is a confusing address and it would be easier for patients to find their offices if the street name were connected to the new medical center. Mayor McArthur suggested that something other than Medical Center Drive should be considered, as there are other medical centers within the City. Mr. Wilson replied that he would be happy to work with staff, but would like to tie the street name with activities associated with the medical center. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve a street name change and let hospital personnel and City staff work out a name. The motion was seconded by Council Member Isom. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. RESOLUTION: Consider approval of a resolution abandoning an easement between Lots 607 and 608 of the Stone Cliffs Phase 6 Subdivision. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that staff has reviewed the request and recommends approval. A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott and seconded by Council Member Orton to approve the resolution. Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Gardner - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. AMEND WATER AGREEMENT: Consider approval of an amendment to the Entrada water agreement. City Manager Gary Esplin reviewed changes to the agreement. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Allen to approve the amendment to the water agreement. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. SERVICES CONTRACT: Consider approval of a services contract with the Volunteer Center. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the contract with the County is for funding of a coordinator for court-ordered community service, with the County paying half the cost. He recommended approval. A motion was made by Council Member Allen and seconded by Council Member Isom to approve the contract. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider a zone change for a portion of Halfway Wash from R-3 to OS located at approximately 1550 West 1040 North between the Parkside Phase 3 Subdivision and the proposed Tobler Subdivision. Brian Ne...


City Council Minutes 10/11/2001:
...q. ft. through the use of pop-outs or cantilevering. He explained that RV parks were designed for small units, and if larger units are desired, they ...


City Council Minutes 12/18/2003:
...what services are provided by the City as a part of doing business such as parks and fire protection. City Manager Esplin indicated the proposed fe...


City Council Minutes 03/04/2004:
...inquired of Mr. Pratt is the applicant was willing to work with the City?s Parks Department on a xeriscape landscaping. Mr. Pratt replied that the...


City Council Minutes 07/21/2005:
...s had been prepared for an upcoming game. Drinking is not allowed in City parks. Greg Wagner commented that he was completing a home in the Knoll...


City Council Minutes 05/19/2005:
...ction on the left side of Highway 18 was retained by Trust Lands and State Parks and will be brought to the rounadbout. There will be a 80-90' c...


City Council Minutes 11/01/2001:
... Chapter 16 - Mobile Home Zone, to enlarge the size of homes allowed in RV parks from 750 sq. ft. to 825 sq. ft. Doug Campbell, President of the Rio ...


City Council Minutes 09/04/2003:
...Consider award of bid for a 2004 4WD tractor with front end loader for the Parks Department. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen presented the bids recei...


City Council Minutes 11/09/2006:
... proposal, it would allow the City to put wireless internet at some of the parks which the citizens can use free of charge. It would also provide hot...


City Council Minutes 04/05/2007:
... introduced Mr. Steve Carpenter, Executive Director of the Utah Recreation Parks Association. Mr. Perkins stated that Mr. Carpenter wanted to present...


City Council Minutes 12/07/2006:
...ealized immediately in the next year which can be used for projects in the parks and recreation areas intended in the bond election but not currently ...


City Council Minutes 12/01/2005:
...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...


City Council Minutes 11/06/2003:
...or McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. Parks Superintendent Lynne Scott advised that the life expectancy of the fa...


City Council Minutes 10/20/2005:
...rried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for seven vehicles for the Parks Department. Purchasing Director Sue Swensen advised that bids wer...


City Council Minutes 02/10/2005:
...d out and is ready to proceed. Staff is working on bids for golf courses, parks, bridges, roads, etc. Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) ...


City Council Minutes 12/09/2004:
...e ordinance was developed is to allow the City to cite a vehicle owner who parks his vehicle for sale on an unimproved lot, rather than citing the lot...


City Council Minutes 11/20/2014:
...cognized as a finalist for the National Gold Medal Award from the National Parks and Recreation Department. He mentioned the Ibigawa Delegation and i...


City Council Meeting Minutes Minutes 10/05/2017:
...State Recreational Trails Grant for the Virgin River South Trail.   Parks Planner Millie Cockerill showed a map outlining the trail alignment.&...


City Council Meeting Minutes Minutes 01/11/2018:
... City Manager Gary Esplin update the Council on the costs for some of the parks projects funded in the current year’s budget.  The Council...


City Council Meeting Minutes Minutes 11/02/2017:
...n took place regarding the roads in the area and the policy regarding City parks.   Councilmember Baca mentioned a letter received from The Nat...


City Council Minutes 09/01/2016:
...splin advised this new field will replace the volleyball courts.   Parks Planner Millie Cockerill explained the conduits and boxes for the lig...


City Council Meeting Minutes Minutes 11/16/2017:
... A discussion took place regarding pedestrian access as well as trails and parks that are being planned in the area.   MOTION:  &nbs...


City Council Meeting Minutes Minutes 02/16/2017:
...sion hazard line, 100 year floodplain and 100 year floodway; comments from Parks Department; conceptual layout and landscaping; rendering; colors &...


City Council Meeting Minutes Minutes 06/08/2017:
...for two additional police vehicles, switching of the new City logo at City parks, personnel, unallocated funds, and assets.    City Manag...


City Council Minutes 09/23/2004:
...D: Consider award of bid for a 1.5 ton full size cab and chassis for the Parks Department. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen advised that bids were r...


City Council Minutes 03/18/2004:
...any to participate in this transaction. Mr. Esplin announced that the Parks and Recreation General Obligation Refunding Bonds would need to be ap...


City Council Minutes 06/28/2012:
...ts that fireworks be allowed to be discharged on hard surfaces within City parks which are not in the prohibited areas. There will be a media blitz an...


City Council Meeting Minutes Minutes 09/22/2016:
...splin provided an update on the progress at Hela Seegmiller Farm.   Parks Planner Millie Cockerill explained the building will be modified to l...


Meeting Minutes Minutes 05/04/2017:
...ent Dave Perrine also praised the City for its trail system as well as its parks.  He too, asked for the trail to be repaired.   Resident ...


City Council Meeting Minutes Minutes 07/06/2017:
...y were working on - creating a disc golf course at Bloomington Park.  Parks Manager Shane Moore introduced Cody Schmitt and Logan Sandberg who as...


City Council Minutes 04/19/2007:
...rience with large facilities of a similar nature and have designed over 90 parks. They have a large team of consultants and can meet the City?s schedu...


City Council Minutes 05/17/2007:
...RD OF BID: Consider award of bid for a turbo diesel rotary mower for the Parks Department. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood explained that three b...


City Council Minutes 02/21/2002:
...: Marc Mortensen presented a video update of several City departments: Parks, Art Museum, Golf Courses, Water and Power, Public Works, Community D...


City Council Minutes 03/21/2002:
...es have been worked out with regard to development along Dixie Dirve. The Parks Department has been negotiating for a trail easement and also an ease...


City Council Minutes 03/07/2002:
... projects, including the Canyons Complex, and has done a good job. Parks Superintendent Lynne Scott explained that staff prefers to use a land...


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


City Council Minutes 02/24/2000:
...St. George Musical Theater. However, the City?s Zoning Inspector and some parks personnel have removed illegal signs. Don Kenworthy advised that ...


City Council Minutes 06/19/2003:
...s of St. George on their water conservation efforts, and advised that City parks, cemeteries, golf courses, and school grounds were watered with irrig...


City Council Minutes 07/25/2002:
...Two limitation to sensitive facilities, such as schools, churches, parks, etc. The City has received a request to amend its ordinance to allo...


City Council Minutes 10/03/2002:
...val of a grant application to appropriate state and federal agencies for a parks project. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that this grant a...


City Council Minutes 07/06/2000:
...oncept was more restrictive than usual and could be difficult to meet. Parks Superintendent Lynne Scott advised bidders had ample opportunity to b...


City Council Minutes 10/17/2002:
...g the existing public utilities and drainage easements associated with the Parkside Phase 2 Subdivision, Lots 25 and 26. City Manager Gary Esp...


City Council Minutes 12/09/1999:
...to work with Bob Nicholson and master plan the area for equestrian trails, parks, etc. He advised he went to great lengths to assure the developers ...


City Council Minutes 02/10/2000:
...cess to the new airport. She commented that the Little Valley area had no parks or recreational areas. An unidentified woman inquired how long th...


City Council Minutes 08/03/2000:
...igned to City specifications. Mr. Ence has been working with Lynne Scott, Parks Superintendent, to ensure that they are. Council Member Orton a...


City Council Minutes 10/19/2000:
...QUOR PERMIT: Consider a request for a 72 hour liquor permit for the Utah Parks and Recreation Association convention to be held March 19, 20, and 21...


City Council Minutes 04/27/2000:
...n Wright City Recorder Gay Cragun DEDICATION OF TONAQUINT CEMETERY: Parks Superintendent Lynne Scott and Mayor Daniel McArthur welcomed those i...


City Council Minutes 02/03/2000:
... has been designated as the site for the veterans? memorial. Assistant Parks Superintendent Mike Henry advised cemetery fees have not been raised ...


City Council Minutes 03/02/2006:
...iver Parkway, and commented that many other towns allow credit for private parks toward open public space requirements. Mayor McArthur opened the ...


City Council Minutes 04/13/2006:
...sentation will be the City?s capital facilities plan with the exception of parks and recreation as this master plan is in the process of being complet...


City Council Minutes 01/19/2006:
... 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 com...


City Council Minutes 01/04/2007:
...e Open Space zone allow grazing, public and private recreation facilities, parks, raising of crops, gardening, etc. Conditional uses include an airpo...


City Council Minutes 05/15/2007:
... approval. If the project takes care of connectivity, trails, major roads, parks, etc., then the Planning Commission should recommend it for approval,...


City Council Minutes 07/06/2006:
...pact fees. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that a presentation of the parks and recreation master plan will be made at the second work meeting in...


City Council Minutes 05/04/2006:
...rried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid to replace the roof of the Parks building in the Millcreek Industrial Park. Purchasing Manager Con...


City Council Minutes 05/17/2006:
... and that the trails were identified as the most attractive feature of the Parks and Recreation Master Plan. Mr. Perkins said that the department has...


City Council Minutes 08/21/2003:
...ng the RV park to a more appropriate site, as the applicant cannot have RV parks at both locations. If the RV park were moved to another site, the si...


City Council Minutes 10/21/1999:
... fire protection, development of sewer, water and electric facilities, new parks, or anything that is required to maintain the quality of life St. Geo...


City Council Minutes 07/15/1999:
...: Councilmember Bob Whatcott reported on names selected for various City parks by the naming committee, and asked the City Council to make the final...


City Council Minutes 11/07/2002:
...nimous and the motion carried. CITY OFFICE LANDSCAPING PROJECT: Parks Superintendent Lynne Scott presented a drawing of the proposed landsc...


City Council Minutes 02/20/2003:
... VIDEO UPDATE: Marc Mortensen presented a video update featuring the Parks Division, the Water and Energy Services Department, the bike patrol, ...


City Council Minutes 09/04/2008:
...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...


City Council Minutes 09/05/2002:
...nt with Costanza PS Associates for the Blake Memorial Park design. Parks Superintendent Lynne Scott recommended approval of a professional services agreement with Costanza Associated for design services for the Blake Memorial Park on Indian Hills Drive. A request for proposals was done, with three proposals submitted. After interviews and review of the proposals, staff selected Costanza Associates. However, their proposal was quite low, and after further review with them to make sure they understood the scope of the project, they asked to renegotiate their fee. The new amount is $22,045, and staff feels this amount is St. George City Council Minutes September 5, 2002 Page Fifteen appropriate. She explained that this was not a bid proposal, but a request for services. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Allen to approve the agreement with Costanza Associates. 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. PROPERTY DONATION AGREEMENT: Consider approval of a property donation agreement between the Blake family and the City of St. George for the Blake Memorial Park. Lynne Scott explained the subject property consists of a five acre parcel in the Pine Brook subdivision. The park will front on a street in the subdivision and back against the Santa Clara River, and will serve as a trailhead for the Santa Clara Trail. Main access to the park will be through the subdivision, and from the trail. The plan is to have the park constructed by August, 2003. A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott and seconded by Council Member Gardner to approve the property donation agreement, with thanks to the Blake family for their generous donation. 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. AUTHORIZE GRANT EXPENDITURES FOR POLICE DEPARTMENT: Consider authorization of grant expenditures and purchases for the Police Department. Deputy Chief of Police Russ Peck advised the recommended expenditures were discussed in the public hearing earlier in the meeting. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Whatcott to authorize the grant expenditures for the Police Department as discussed earlier in the meeting. 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. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Consider approval of the minutes of the regular City Council meeting held August 1, 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 City Council work meeting held August 8, 2002. St. George City Council Minutes September 5, 2002 Page Sixteen A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott and seconded by Council Member Allen to approve the minutes as presented. 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. Consider approval of the minutes of the regular City Council meeting held August 15, 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: 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 City Council work meeting held August 22, 2002. A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott and seconded by Council Member Allen to approve the minutes as presented. 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. AUTHORIZATION TO PURCHASE PROPERTIES: Consider authorization for the City to purchase various properties within the City of St. George. Kent Garrett advised the dinosaur property consists of .551 acres, and a price of $45,000 per acre has been agreed to, for a total of $24,795. The tracks will be donated and are valued at 1.5 million dollars. A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott and seconded by Council Member Gardner to authorize purchase of the dinosaur property in the amount of $24,795. 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. Kent Garrett advised that the pistol range property consists of four acres and is valued at $75,000 per acre based on its commercial value. A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott and seconded by Council Member Allen to approve purchase of the pistol range property in the amount of $75,000 per acre. 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. St. George City Council Minutes September 5, 2002 Page Seventeen Kent Garrett recommended purchase of the Howard Foremaster property in the area of Riverside Drive and advised that it will be the final link in the City's trail system. A motion was made by Council Member Allen and seconded by Council Member Gardner to authorize purchase of the Howard Foremaster property. 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. ADJOURN TO EXECUTIVE SESSION: A motion to adjourn to an executive session to discuss property purchases 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. RECONVENE: A motion to reconvene was made by Council Member Allen and seconded by Council Member Gardner. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. BUILDING IN MILLCREEK INDUSTRIAL PARK: A motion to do due diligence on a building located in the Millcreek Industrial Park for a possible Parks building was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council M...


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...nager Gary Esplin replied that staff?s concern is with the need to provide parks in areas already pretty well built-out. The new park impact fee which will soon be considered for adoption does not and cannot address bringing up deficiencies currently existing. The City can require mandatory park dedication on all new development and not worry about the 5200 platted lots, but then it will have to figure out a way to fund the parks itself. Leisure Services Director Kent Perkins displayed a map of areas where there are shortfalls in neighborhood parks. The City needs 25-34 acres to meet this need, and $3.2 million on t...


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...F BID: Consider award of bid for hybrid bermuda for the golf courses and parks. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood explained that there were two formal bid responses. Although the cost was lower from West Coast Turf, their drop charge was much higher, so Valley Sod?s bid was the lowest overall. She recommended award of the bid to Valley Sod in an amount not to exceed $80,000 plus a drop charge of $135.00 per drop/order. Mayor McArthur explained that this sod would be used on an as-needed basis throughout the year. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to award the bid to Valley Sod in an amount not to exceed $80,000. 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 fiber optic equipment. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood recommended award of the bid to the sole source supplier, H&L Instruments, in the amount of $95,160, for various equipment to match existing equipment used by the Energy Services Department. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to award the bid to H&L Instruments in the amount of $95,160. 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 S&C switches. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood recommended award of the bid for 18 switches to the sole source supplier, Hughes (Western States), in the amount of $25,110. St. George City Council Minutes September 7, 2006 Page Three MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to award the bid to the sole source supplier, Hughes (Western States), in the amount of $25,110. 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 technical engineering services for the Energy Services Department. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood recommended award of a blanket purchase order to extend the contract with Ken Puchlick in the amount of $70,000 for the year. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the City has not hired enough employees to keep up with what needs to be done in a timely manner. Energy Services Director Phil Solomon explained that the entire system is being mapped and this will take a year and a half to do. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Allen to award the blanket purchase order to Ken Puchlick in the amount of $70,000 for the year. 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 48" concrete pipe and concrete vaults for the Streets Division. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised that there was only one bidder, and recommended award of the bid to Geneva Pipe in the amount of $48,627. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to award the bid to Geneva Pipe in the amount of $48,627. 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 pipe will be used to replace old corrugated metal pipe which is collapsing. It drains the Morningside Subdivision area to the Virgin River at about 700 East. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for an asphalt paver. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood explained that two formal bids were received. She recommended award of the bid to the low bidder, Wheeler Machinery, in the amount of $38,649. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that purchase of this paver will allow City staff to patch trenches and repair small problem areas. Public Works Director Larry Bulloch explained that the paver will be used for small projects only such as repairing utility cuts or adding a lane to the edge of a road. The paver is only 13' wide, and big, commercial pavers are up to 18' wide. Mayor McArthur commented that the City does not want to compete against private companies. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that the City is limited to maintenance only and cannot bid new projects. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to award the bid to Wheeler Machinery in the amount of $38,649. Mr. Bulloch advised that delivery would be made within a few months. 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 a 2007 track bulldozer. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised that two bids were received. She recommended award of the bid to the low bidder, Wheeler Machinery, in the amount of $148,500. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to award the bid to the low bidder, Wheeler Machinery, in the amount of $148,500. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that this purchase is within budget and the bulldozer will b shared by all City departments. St. George City Council Minutes September 7, 2006 Page Four AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for merchant bankcard services. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised that after reviewing bid proposals from four bidders, Wells Fargo offered the lowest cost services in the amount of $76,493.11. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Allen to award the bid to Wells Fargo in the amount of $76,493.11. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. CHANGE ORDER: Consider approval of a change order for the new Water and Energy Services building. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood recommended approval of a change order to Arnell West related to landscaping and the new VOIP phone system at the Water and Energy Services building in the amount of $118,537. Energy Services Director Phil Solomon explained that the phone portion of the bid is $40,000. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner 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. REIMBURSEMENT AGREEMENT: Consider approval of a reimbursement agreement with Traveller Development to finish improvements on 1450 South between the Boulders and Stone Cliff Subdivisions. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised that the agreement is in the amount of $461,245. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the agreement. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that staff had a meeting today with Mr. Sheffield, with another meeting scheduled for Monday to work through the issue of improvements between 1450 South and 2000 East River Road. If an agreement cannot be worked out with Mr. Sheffield, the City will do the work and then pursue its options against Mr. Sheffield. SET PUBLIC HEARING: Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held August 22, 2006, recommended that a public hearing be scheduled for October 5, 2006 at 5:00 p.m. to consider a request to amend the City?s general plan land use map designation of an existing 730.676 acres of Low Density Residential land use to a variety of uses for ?The Lakes? project located west of the Sunbrook development and the Cottages at Green Valley. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to schedule the public hearing as recommended by 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. FINAL PLAT: Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held August 22, 2006, recommended approval of the following final plat: Ledges Phase 6. Council Member Gardner declared a conflict of interest and advised that he would vote because there would not be a quorum without his vote. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Allen to approve the final plat. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. FINAL PLATS: Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that the Planning Commission recommended approval of the following final plats: The Boulevard Centre Subdivision and a one building commercial condominium plat located at 162 North 400 East. Mr. Nicholson advised that parking requirements were met for the commercial condominium. Council Member Gardner inquired if the final plat for the commercial condominium was consistent with the preliminary plat. St. George City Council Minutes September 7, 2006 Page Five Mr. Nicholson replied that there was not a preliminary plat. He explained that the access issue with Caf? Rio has not been resolved. Development Services Manager Jay Sandberg explained that there had not been a public hearing on the preliminary plat. The purpose of the plat is to facilitate the next plat which is one pad. The Planning Commission recommended approval subject to removal of Pads C and D. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that a public hearing on a preliminary plat is required by law. Mr. Sandberg replied that the project was submitted to staff as an as-built to try and facilitate all the different owners, parking and common area. Council Member Allen inquired if staff felt OK about the circulation within the project if access could not be obtained from Caf? Rio. Mr. Sandberg replied that this was correct, and there was also an option for access to the east. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised that the final plat should have everything on it that is going to be built. City Manager Gary Esplin inquired if a public hearing on the preliminary plat was necessary for the existing buildings. City Attorney Shawn Guzman replied it was his opinion that a public hearing was necessary because the project is being replatted. He stated the plat needed to go through the process and pad ?B? removed from the plat and shown as parking instead. Todd Edwards of Bush and Gudgell advised that the applicant was simply trying to get a pad condominiumized, and staff said it would be good to subdivide the entire piece. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that this would require a public hearing. He recommended removal of pads C and D, and moving forward with pads A and B since they were already built. He advised that the City Council could take action on the plat subject to review by the City Attorney, or the matter could be rescheduled for a preliminary plat public hearing with the Planning Commission and City Council. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the plat condominiumizing Buildings A and B as long as the City Attorney rules this can be done without a public hearing on the preliminary plat. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised that he would have an answer for the City Council prior to the September 21 City Council meeting whether or not the plat has to go back to the Planning Commission for a public hearing. Barry Clarkson, representing the buyer, advised that they are working on a bank deadline, and this same thing in the past has been done. He stated that it would not affect usage or the number of parking stalls, or anything that would require a public hearing. He asked for approval at this meeting, or at least an expedited response from counsel. City Manager Gary Esplin replied that if the process does not conform to state law, there will be a problem. The City Council has made a motion to approve the plat, but it needs to make sure the process conforms to state law. Mr. Clarkson advised that he would do the research legwork to make it easier to get an opinion. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. ORDINANCE: Consider approval of a new residential solicitation ordinance. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that approval of the ordinance will bring the City into conformance with state law. City Attorney Shawn Guzman explained that the proposed ordinance does not make many changes to the ordinance adopted last year, but are made as a result of settlement of a lawsuit filed by Kirby Vacuum against numerous cities. The League has come up with a model ordinance, and the minor changes are recommended to bring the City?s ordinance into conformance with others in the state. 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: St. George City Council Minutes September 7, 2006 Page Six Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Allen - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. RESOLUTION: Consider approval of a resolution establishing fees in conjunction with the new residential solicitation ordinance. City Attorney Shawn Guzman explained that per the settlement agreement with Kirby Vacuum, the license fee for residential solicitation has been reduced to $15, and all other business license fees are simply being adopted. As part of the settlement the City agreed to reduce its residential solicitation fee to $15 for one year, but after that it is free to charge a higher 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 The vote was unanimous the motion carried. Mayor McArthur invited several Scouts in the audience to introduce themselves. ORDINANCE: Consider approval of an ordinance enacting a prohibition of oleander plants in certain zones. City Attorney Shawn Guzman read the ordinance in its entirety. He advised that staff had not been able to find any other jurisdiction in the country that prohibits oleanders, as they are recommended in a lot of areas as drought-tolerant plants. He stated that the proposed ordinance would be difficult to enforce. Council Member Gardner commented that there have in fact been a number of horses poisoned in the St. George fields by oleander leaves, and he personally has lost livestock due to oleanders. He expressed surprise, however, that the ordinance contained a requirement that oleanders be removed instead of simply prohibiting the planting of more. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised that Norco, California had an ordinance prohibiting oleanders, but repealed the penalty. The ordinance will prohibit someone from planting oleanders in open space next to residential zones with no large animals, when in reality they would not be doing any harm. The ordinance would not, however, prohibit someone from planting oleanders in a zone adjacent to a zone which prohibits oleanders. Council Member Orton commented that the ordinance does not take care of every situation, but it is a step in the right direction and will at least let the citizens of St. George know that the City is concerned about the safety of animals and children. It is also critical to send a message to the County and encourage them to look at doing the same. Approval of the ordinance also lets the livestock industry know the City supports them. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to approve the ordinance. 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 Gardner - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/PRELIMINARY PLAT: Public hearing to consider approval of the preliminary plat for Mulberry Point Townhomes located between the I-15 freeway and 500 South Street at about 1000 East. Chris Hendershot, applicant. Development Services Manager Jay Sandberg explained that the projects consists of 12 units. A discussion in Planning Commission centered around the appearance of the project from the freeway. The developer agreed to plant a tree for each unit. Vegetation obstructing the driveway will need to be trimmed. An unidentified man advised that he agreed to plant a tree between each building. An 8' concrete wall will be built to cut down on the noise from the freeway. St. George City Council Minutes September 7, 2006 Page Seven Mr. Sandberg advised that he mis-spoke and the applicant did agree to plant a tree between each building. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the preliminary plat. 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/PRELIMINARY PLAT: Public hearing to consider approval of the preliminary plat for River Crest Townhomes located near the northwest corner of the intersection of 2450 South Street and River Road. Jeff Adams, applicant. Development Services Manager Jay Sandberg advised that a request was previously made for a storage unit project on this property, but was denied by the City Council. The proposed project falls under the existing zoning. There is a grade difference between this project and the existing River Crest project, and a retaining wall is proposed, with units moved away from the retaining wall. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. Bill Lobato advised that he lived adjacent to the project and inquired about a recreation area and the retention pond. Mr. Sandberg replied that the plat shows a couple of areas for retention but they are conceptual at this point. The goal is to make sure the drainage is handled and does not affect River Crest. Mr. Lobato commented that the retaining wall structurally is not a retaining wall but is a garden wall. This needs to be addressed or any water from the project will come down on to his property. He inquired if a 6' high wall was intended for the project. Mr. Sandberg replied that a retaining wall was needed and will be considered as part of the construction drawing review process. Mr. Lobato inquired if the applicants would be instructed to remove the garden wall and build a retaining wall. Mr. Sandberg replied that there is a an existing wall which was built as a retaining wall, and it may have to be uncovered and looked at. If there is no documentation, this will be taken care of during the normal review process. Mr. Lobato commented that the wall is already cracking and separating. He inquired as to the height of Unit 1 and expressed concern about the visual impact of Lot 1 in reference to the lot adjoining him. Tiffany Bruce commented that there is a group of property owners concerned about property values and the area turning into a rental area. She stated that the area contained many young people and the project would not make the area safe for kids to ride their bikes and play. Melanie Stevens, a resident of Jedora Estates, expressed concern that only a small portion of her neighborhood received notice of this public hearing. She expressed concern about people moving in and out of the proposed project, property values, and the close proximity of the proposed units to one another. She stated she wanted to make sure the proposed project would be maintained and would be safe and quiet. Council Member Orton advised that the proposed project is a permitted use on the property, and the City Council previously denied a request for storage units on the property to protect the neighborhood. Mayor McArthur explained that the property was zoned for multiple family residential before Jedora Estate was zoned. Further, the City is only required to advertise the public hearing in a newspaper, but sends out notices to neighbors within 300 feet as a courtesy. Bill Lobato inquired if there had been a traffic study for this area along River Road as there is an excessive amount of traffic which is multiplying every day. He inquired about the possibility of a traffic signal at that corner. City Manager Gary Esplin replied that a traffic study has been completed for all of River Road, and as soon as the requirements are met, a traffic signal will be installed. He did not, however, know if the warrant had been met. Council Member Allen advised that this intersection is on the list and will require a traffic signal. St. George City Council Minutes September 7, 2006 Page Eight Development Services Manager Jay Sandberg advised that the project meets the requirements of the Zoning Ordinance, and staff will review the drainage and make sure the retaining wall meets standards. He stated he was not sure whether the applicant would build one or two story units. The setbacks meet requirements, and this particular development does not warrant a traffic study. The applicant is dedicating to the City a 12' deceleration strip needed for the intersection and is contributing to the overall good of the intersection. The applicant could also fit more units on the site, but has less units than zoning would allow. Jeff Adams, applicant, advised that because of the 12' deceleration lane, one unit was lost. As far as the height of the units, they will be 25' give or take. They will be two stories with 9' ceilings and another 7' of roof. They are less than the maximum height allowed. Bill Lobato inquired what the recreation area would consist of. Jeff Adams replied that he had not yet gotten to that point, but it would be something that would appeal to the people with children who purchase the units. There being no further public comment, Mayor McArthur closed the public hearing. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the preliminary plat. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/PRELIMINARY PLAT: Public hearing to consider approval of the preliminary plat for Tonaquint Heights Phase 1 located south of the Tonaquint Terrace subdivision and west of Tonaquint Drive at approximately 2500 South Street. Quality Development, Inc., applicant. Development Services Manager Jay Sandberg explained that the project has been through the hillside review process and a couple of field trips were made to the site. The reason only Phase 1 is being considered is because there are water supply and pressure issues which are being worked through, and Phase 1 does not have any of these issues. This project is unique in that there are pads within building envelopes on each lot which limit the amount of disturbance. The concept of the project is to maintain undisturbed areas with quite a bit of open space. Access will be off Tonaquint Drive. There are grade problems and a cooperative agreement will be needed to lower the grade on Tonaquint Drive. A cost sharing agreement is recommended to lower the grade and replace the water line which will be worked out before construction drawings are submitted to the City. Some of the trails within the project will be designated as hard surface trails for handicapped users and strollers. It is also recommended that the rock park area contain parking. The Building Department will assign one inspector to the project so that he or she may become familiar with the requirements of the project for consistency with inspections. Council Member Allen inquired what would prevent an owner in subsequent years to disturb the no disturb area. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson replied that the no disturb area would be protected by CC&Rs and a note on the final plat. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. The applicant advised that it was his intent to mimic other projects such as Kayenta and Chaco Bench and preserve the undisturbed areas. He understood that it will be difficult to monitor. Council Member Orton commented that the neighbors will be the best monitors. Council Member Allen commented that if it cannot be guaranteed that the areas will not be disturbed, building should not be allowed. There comes a point when the citizens will not be happy if all the sensitive rock areas within the City are covered with homes. The city has the ability to say what is expected and should not allow as much development if the developers cannot figure out a way to protect the sensitive areas. The applicant advised that a majority of the unique outcroppings were taken out of the buildable area and some area will be donated to the Parks Department. There being no further public comment, Mayor McArthur closed the public hearing. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Allen 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. St. George City Council Minutes September 7, 2006 Page Nine PUBLIC HEARING/AMEND CITY CODE/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider approval of an amendment to Title 10, St. George City Code, to add a provision for lot size averaging. City of St. George, applicant. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that the proposed amendment to single family residential zones will allow more flexibility. Council Member Gardner left the stand. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that the ordinance allows flexibility to adjust lot sizes down to 70% of the required area and frontage provided that the overall density stays the same. This provides for green space and trails. In an R-1-10 zone, a 7,000 sq. ft. lot would be the smallest lot allowed, but the overall density would not increase. Perimeter lots should match adjoining lots. This ordinance change would only apply to new subdivisions and not for retrofitting existing subdivisions. The smaller lots should be dispersed throughout the subdivision. Lot size averaging would be subject to approval by the Planning Commission and City Council. Council Member Gardner returned to the stand. Mayor McArthur inquired if there was a limit to the project size. Council Member Orton commented that this would take care of itself. Mayor McArthur 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 ordinance. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Gardner. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Allen - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/AMEND CITY CODE/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider approval of an amendment to Title 10, St. George City Code, to include the addition of a new section for Traditional Neighborhood District (TND). City of St. George, applicant. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that this proposed ordinance was discussed in several work meetings. He then reviewed the proposed ordinance. A 40 acre minimum project area is required, divided into at least two types of areas - a neighborhood center with civic and commercial uses, and mixed residential. The neighborhood center must be at least 5% of the project area and will allow the possibility of an employment center. Council Member Gardner clarified that someone proposing a TND would have to go through the public process, but a change to the master plan would not be required. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson replied that this was correct because the zone was not being changed. Areas on the master plan that allow TNDs will be cross-hatched for identification. The City Council can deny a request for a TND if it finds the area is not suitable for one. City Manager Gary Esplin clarified that the City Council will see the request as part of the PD process but will still have discretion to approve or deny the project. The City Council can also require the applicant to ensure design guidelines are met. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson commented that at this point there is no mandatory requirement to set aside an area for attainable housing. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that attainable housing will be addressed through a separate resolution. There is a provision that allows a developer more density if they provide attainable housing under the PD zone. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. Ed Baca read a statement complimenting the Mayor and City Council on adoption of the ordinance. Rick Rosenberg inquired about property on the edge of a 40 acre parcel being developed as a TND, and if it could be added to the development with the same restrictions. He stated that it made sense to allow a smaller piece to continue the development. He suggested that language in the proposed ordinance be softened to allow the City Council flexibility, such as approving a 37 acre piece that is bounded by arterial roads. St. George City Council Minutes September 7, 2006 Page Ten City Manager Gary Esplin commented that the intent may be good, but the real problem is the requirements of neighborhood centers and parks. If someone joined a five acre parcel to a TND, they would not have ...


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...0. City 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 award the bid to Helena in the amount of $141,680. 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 cationic polymer. St. George City Council Minutes Page Two July 19, 2007 Purchasing Manager Connie Hood explained that this is a sole source product. She recommended award of the bid to Polydyne in the amount of $108,360. The City?s cost last year was $107,000+. The product is used to treat wastewater. Council Member Bunker suggested it would be helpful to have explanations for each bid item in the City Council packets. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to award the bid to Polydyne in the amount of $108,360. 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 yellow and white traffic paint. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood explained that this item is a sole source item through Ennis Paint who is the UDOT state contract supplier. She recommended purchase of the paint in the amount of $41,512.50. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to award the bid in the amount of $41,512.50 to Ennis Paint. 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 marathon shirts. Purchasing Director Connie Hood explained that four bids were received. She recommended award of the bid to New Age Marketing who is not the lowest bidder but submitted the best shirt for the best unit cost of $7.49 each for a total of $38,813.18. Last year?s shirts cost $6.50 each. This is a new company, and references were checked. Council Member Gardner advised that the marathon runner application fees cover the cost of the shirts. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to award the bid to New Age Marketing in the amount of $38,813.18. 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 CONTRACT: Consider approval of a modification to the Brigham Road contract with Horrocks Engineering. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised the amount of the contract is $67,921. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that Horrocks Engineering is now designing River Road from the interchange to the elementary school. It was determined to try and build an additional road to tie into Flying J. Engineering, design and environmental are needed for the road. Property owners support the new road, but the issue now is the bear claw poppy and the environmental review process. The new road will move the access into Flying J several hundred feet further to the east to allow more stacking distance. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Allen to approve the contract modification. 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 phase two of the 100 West storm drain project. St. George City Council Minutes July 19, 2007 Page Three Purchasing Manager Connie Hood explained that four bids were received. She recommended award of the bid to the low bidder, Triwest Construction, in the amount of $1,180,397. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to award the bid to Triwest Construction in the amount of $1,180,397. 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 the project extends from 150 South down Main Street and under the freeway. The completion date is October 1. AWARD OF CONTRACT: Consider approval to extend the engineering agreement with Bowen Collins for the Bloomington Hills sewer project. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood explained the amount of the contract is $63,630. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to extend the agreement with Bowen Collins. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. RESOLUTION: Consider approval of a policy regarding rezoning requests in the Little Valley plan area and implementation of a voluntary density bonus program. City Manager Gary Esplin advised there was a question whether this action should be done by resolution, ordinance or policy, and the City Attorney determined the need for adoption by ordinance, which will be presented at the next meeting. The Mayor and City Council established a committee to review issues of the master plan for 3000+ acres in Little Valley. The master plan was completed and there is some question concerning the kind of development that can occur in this area. It was determined the intent of the Mayor and City Council in approving the master plan was a base density of two units per acre or RE-20 density. Anyone wanting to develop can apply for half acre lots. There was discussion about small developments and the opportunity for someone to apply for higher density. The committee was charged with the job of reporting back to the Council its recommendations, which consist of three development options: (1) half acre lots; (2) a Traditional Neighborhood Development (TND), without a density limitation based on stipulations and requirements and design standards; and (3) a density bonus program. If a developer wanted to provide 15% of the development in open space, he could get a density bonus of .5 units per acre, etc. A development agreement would be required, which could allow for an equivalent of R-1-10 density based on the amenities provided. This gives the City Council ultimate flexibility to look at each project individually. City Attorney Shawn Guzman stated that this is just a temporary zoning regulation so that those who want to move forward with their projects can under these conditions. There is more tweaking to be done with regard to smaller projects and TNDs. Mayor McArthur advised that Jim Eardley asked that his request for a zone change be tabled. City Attorney Shawn Guzman commented that this temporary policy gives the City Council flexibility to allow a developer to propose alternatives to some of the factors, and flexibility will be built into the final ordinance as well. Deputy City Attorney Paula Houston advised that with regard to small parcels where it may not be feasible to require a park, a developer can propose alternatives or other amenities, and the City Council can look at these proposals and make a determination if they are appropriate. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised that the committee also discussed pocket parks. St. George City Council Minutes July 19, 2007 Page Four Mayor McArthur advised that pocket parks would have to be public. Council Member Allen commented it was im...


City Council Minutes 06/01/2006:
...staff comments. The traffic impact study recommends seven conditions, and parks and trails issues need to be resolved. All public streets will require sidewalks on both sides of the street unless the City accepts a trail on one side. The project is subject to hillside review. Council Member Orton inquired if workforce housing had been addressed within the project. Stacy Young explained the total trail network is over seven miles, and if it is public or private is open to discussion with the Parks Department and has not yet been decided. The proposed high density housing is market rate housing but will be relatively affordable housing in the project, but he was not sure it would solve the community?s affordable housing issue. St. George City Council Minutes June 1, 2006 Page Twelve City Manager Gary Esplin advised there has been no dialogue with the developer about providing affording housing as part of this project because of master plan issues. Council Member Orton commented that somewhere the City had to make a stand and begin requiring affordable housing. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing. Council Member Whatcott inquired why the project was developed in sections without infiltrating some low density housing with the medium density housing. Mr. Young replied that this was considered, but not until it was too late in the planning process. The developer is comfortable with the plan and has tried to cluster by putting the higher density closer to the highway and feather it out while limiting disturbance. Mr. Young advised that the commercial aspect of the plan is fairly conceptual, and at this point will look like the Coral Canyon market or have more stone. Council Member Gardner reminded that the issue before the City Council was for the zone change. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that because the zone change is a PD, design issues and renderings of the buildings are also considered. A PD zone approval is a site plan approval and approval of the building concept, elevations, etc. He commented that more elaboration was needed on the descriptions of the housing styles in the neighborhoods. Mr. Youngs presented a few renderings of the single family homes. Council Member Whatcott expressed concern that the City Council is expected to look at a 400 acre project in 30 minutes. He inquired of the City Attorney if the City Council could approve the concept and then have the applicant come back for approval of elevations at a later date. City Attorney Shawn Guzman replied that the City Council should look at the elevations and layout before granting the PD zone. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson commented that when the Tonaquint Center PD zone change was approved, the developer was required to come back for approval of almost every building. This has also been done in Hidden Valley with the commercial building. The idea of a PD is the concept and uses and architectural theme. The applicant has provided this to some extent. City Attorney Shawn Guzman commented that in the past a developer said he was approved for ?x? number of units and would accept no less. If the City Council is concerned about the layout and number of units in the layout, they should use caution if they approve the PD concept as it is right now as the applicant can also make that claim. Council Member Whatcott commented that he liked the overall concept. Council Member Gardner commented that if the City Council had to look at all 15 phases and analyze each one, it would take all night. However, through the preliminary plat process the applicant will have a chance to do the engineering. There has to be flexibility, and the applicant should be allowed to do the work and present it to the City Council, rather than the City Council do this on the front end. Stacy Young advised that there would be more architectural review and style in the preliminary plat, and the total number of units has to go through the hillside review process. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that approval of the zone change could be made subject to the hillside review recommendations. The applicant cannot do anything in violation of the hillside ordinance. He suggested this project be looked at like the Sunbrook project in which a conceptual master plan was presented and each phase was then brought in to be looked at. If there is not this flexibility, then perhaps the ordinance should be amended. There is no way the applicants can provide the detail for the entire project which is being asked for because they don?t know right now as the project will be done in phases. Council Member Whatcott commented that the units will vary with the hillside and plat review. City Attorney Shawn Guzman suggested that only the first phase of the project be zoned PD. Milo McCowan, applicant, commented that Crystal Lakes took six to ten years to build out, and he would hate to be held to the standard of white homes and red roofs and palm trees as they would not sell now. He stated he would be comfortable bringing the project back to the City Council stage by stage with as much detail as requested. The project is planned to be earth tones which are popular now, and the amount of stone St. George City Council Minutes June 1, 2006 Page Thirteen might vary from unit to unit, but he would like to have flexibility with each phase based on the current market trend. With regard to hillside issues, they are planning on 116 units someplace within the project and there is nowhere to go but down as far as density. City Attorney Shawn Guzman commented that if flexibility to look at the overall number of units is built in, this would be OK. Mr. McCowan replied that he understood, and he also knew that the project overall density is based on a low number and open space and parks and trails. The project has 10-15% more open space than required, an...


City Council Minutes 05/02/2002:
...that the City has been experiencing problems with unauthorized use of City parks by organized soccer groups from Nevada and the Southern Utah area on a regular basis. This use requires a special event permit in order to control the hours of use and length of time used. A clean-up fee is normally required. The City has finally received an application and request for a fee waiver. However, several concerns have been expressed to Parks Department personnel about parking problems, inappropriate language, and alcohol in the park. The police are monitoring the situation. The Hispanic community is sponsoring this event. The City has no problem with use of the facility, but the group must abide by the rules. Mr. Esplin commented that the events are usually held on Saturdays and Sundays when Parks Department personnel are not on duty. Mayor McArthur inquired...


City Council Minutes 04/20/2006:
...h the description of public uses which lists churches, schools, libraries, parks and playgrounds which serve the requirements of families. They are intended to prohibit those uses that would be harmful to a single-family neighborhood, which she stated, is what their neighborhood is. She said the General Plan outlines permitted uses as single-family dwellings, gardens and trees, pets, accessory buildings, home occupations and residential facilities for the disabled. She said that the Conditional Uses are churches, schools, child nurseries, parks and playgrounds, public utilities, residential facilities for the elderly, public buildings and other uses in harmony with the intent of the zone and similar in nature to those listed. Ms. Clark that said she looked up ?public? in the dictionary and it said ?pertaining to the people at large; open to or shared by all the people; known to all, not secret; engaged in service to the people of the community.? She said that she also added ?public spirited, seeking the best interest of the community of people.? Ms. Clark stated they are seeking the best interests of the neighborhood and community. She referred to slides that showed some things that are already impacting their neighborhood on Conditional Use Permits. She stated that the critical issue is that the proposed building will begin a change that will eventually result in other office-type buildings and businesses with a few homes of greatly depreciated value remaining among the large buildings. She stated that the majority of families will have either been pressured or chose to move away in order to find family-style neighborhoods in which to raise their children. She said she expected the elected officials to represent and support the neighbors in this endeavor. Ms. Illa May Blake stated that she lives at 494 East 500 South directly across the street from the proposed site. Ms. Blake said that the neighbors were not against the Children?s Justice Center but they are against encroaching on the neighborhood. She said that the area is saturated with traffic and mentioned surrounding schools, the hospital and doctor?s offices. Ms. Blake said that if the City allows this change to take place they might as well zone the entire street for commercial use. Ms. Blake stated that the neighbors strongly believe in the Children?s Justice Center but they feel that everyone would be better served if it were moved to an outlying area. Ms. Blake said that many years ago the residents were promised that the businesses would never cross 400 East. She asked the City Council to deny the Conditional Use Permit and let the property be sold to developers who would build single-family homes. Mr. Mike Alton stated that he lives at 535 South 440 East Circle which is about one-half block from the proposed CJC. Mr. Alton expressed concern about two predators in the last nine years who have been caught near the Children?s Justice Center. He stated that even one predator in the neighborhood is too many. Mr. Alton said that St. George City Council Minutes April 20, 2006 Page Nine the persons who are involved in the regrettable trauma of the workings of the CJC could likely be attracted to the building and hang around in the neighborhood. Mr. Alton said that it is a well-known fact that there are many registered sex offenders throughout the town. Mayor McArthur stated that after the citizens spoke he would like the Chief of Police to address the concerns about the predators and registered sex offenders. Mr. Kenneth Poulson stated that he lives directly across the street from the proposed CJC. He said that he just bought a home that had been a rental for years. They bought the home and have been remodeling it as a single-family home. Mr. Poulson said that his concerns as a homeowner directly across from the empty lot is the landscaping. He said that the proposed building is a 5,000 sq. ft. house compared to his 1,100 sq. ft. home. He said that it will out-look the existing homes in the neighborhood. He also wanted to know about what type of landscaping there will be. He said that he heard that it was going to be desert landscaping compared to most of the other homes in the neighborhood that have grass and trees in the front. He said that he would want the proposed building to blend in with the existing homes. Another neighbor came forward and stated that the CJC presented plans to build on only two lots but she stated that they could be divided into three large 9,000 sq. ft. lots for three homes and three families. She said that a new cul de sac could also be added that could accommodate another seven family homes. The neighbor said that the proposed building is 6,000 sq. ft. and that the CJC wants to be unpretentious and an unknown location but she feels that it will stand out and will be known. She said that she feels that there will be traffic and parking issues as well. She stated that she wants IHC to plan it all together at once and that the rest of it be zoned residential. She said that Patricia Sheffield said that IHC has first rights to buy back the land if it were ever to be sold. She asked that the Conditional Use Permit not be granted. Ms. Chris Brubaker stated that she lives at 432 East 500 South right across from the present Children?s Justice Center. She said that she wanted to speak to a possible compromise that would: (1) scale the building down so it would be harmonious in size to the existing homes, (2) the built space which includes the structure and the parking area needs to be matched with equal or at least adequate green space as already planned, (3) build the new building next to the Jubilee House, (4) require a legally binding agreement that IHC consent to sell the remaining property in the block to a developer who would build single-family homes that would abide by the R-1-8 zone, and (5) table the issue at this time to look at a compromise or viable working alternatives. Mr. Lloyd Cannon lives directly behind where the proposed building will be built. He stated that the parking lot will be right next to his fence. He said that people who live on the east side of the building will not be able to get into the back end of their property. Mr. Cannon recommended that they change the driveway from the middle of the block to the east side of the block for access. Mr. Cannon said that part of the block is an eyesore and something needs to be done to beautify the area. Mr. Richard Merrill stated that he lives on 700 South. Mr. Merrill said that his concern is when the Children?s Justice Center outgrows its needs in the proposed building and reverts back to IHC. He said that he wants the City Council to look at what the building will be used for. He asked if it would be compatible with the single-family resident neighborhood. He stated that he thought they would use it for an office building or doctor?s offices which is out of the realm of a single-family unit. Mr. Merrill implored the Council to turn down the Conditional Use Permit. Ms. Clark returned to the podium and stated that in preparing the presentation many people whom they spoke to felt the same way except that they had given up hope. They said that promises had been broken by IHC in the past and that it was a ?done deal.? Ms. Clark said that she loves the neighborhood but they are inundated with Conditional Use Permits. She asked that the Council put themselves in their place and think about their own neighborhoods and what they envision for the environment surrounding your own private homes. She said that they are asking the Council to allow them their own vision. She said that the Children?s Justice Center could go some place else but that the people who lived in the neighborhood could not. She concluded by stating that the neighborhood is not against the Children?s Justice Center, it is against more Conditional Use Permits in their neighborhood. She asked the Council to please deny another Conditional Use Permit. Council Member Orton asked Ms. Clark if the Children?s Justice Center was a bad neighbor. Ms. Clark stated that it is not a bad neighbor but some of the comments made in the neighborhood meetings mentioned seeing police cars at the facility in the middle of the night. She said some people have alleged that there is activity there during the night. Council Member Orton said that it is his understanding that the CJC is not getting a new Conditional Use Permit; they are just moving to a new facility. St. George City Council Minutes April 20, 2006 Page Ten Mayor McArthur said that it is not a new use. Ms. Clark said that it was her understanding that there was going to be a granting of a Conditional Use Permit for this brand new facility and that the neighbors want to say they don?t want any more Conditional Use Permits. She said that it was their understanding that the Council was going to grant or not grant a Conditional Use Permit for the new building at this meeting. Mayor McArthur said that was true. He said that it was on the Agenda as a request for a Conditional Use and that presentation has been made. Council Member Orton stated that in the past he served on the hospital board for several years and the neighborhood is better now than when it was the main facility. He said that the neighborhood is quieter, has less traffic and is drastically improved with IHC moving their main campus. Council Member Gardner said that he knew because of the pressure from the neighbors and some lines that were drawn, IHC made the decision to move outside of the neighborhood and not impact the area anymore. He said that it doesn?t mean that there still isn?t appropriate uses associated with the neighborhood too. Council Member Gardner stated that he knew of a couple of Conditional Use Permits that were turned down and building applications that were denied. He stated that everything hasn?t gone against their neighborhood. The Council is very sensitive to that. Council Member Gardner asked Ms. Clark if anyone has had a conversation with IHC about the issues raised. Ms. Clark said that they hadn?t had time. Some of the neighbors felt that they didn?t get adequate notification. She said that they had gotten the presentation together at the very last minute. She said that they would like to. Council Member Allen stated that she is on the Board and that it is no longer IHC, it is Intermountain Health. She stated that the neighbors are associating the Children?s Justice Center with IHC. She said that the land had been purchased by IHC years ago and things have drastically changed over time. She said that she has seen and has worked on the plan for the long-term future of hospital facilities and nothing is included in this area of town. She said that things will probably lessen in that area of town as the hospital builds up more on its main campus. She said that she thought they could set up a meeting with hospital administration and some members of the Board and have a discussion with the neighborhood. Council Member Allen stated that the land has sat there for quite some time and the hospital has not used it and that is not the direction they are moving in. She stated that she thinks this is mute to the conversation about the Justice Center. She stated that she doesn?t feel that the Children?s Justice Center is a detriment to the neighborhood. Ms. Clark said that they never called it a detriment to the neighborhood. She said that what they are worried about is the fact that Intermountain Health has the first rights to buy back the property if something were to happen. Council Member Whatcott asked if they are selling the property or is the Children?s Justice Center has a land lease. Ms. Sheffield said that the land has been donated to the Children?s Justice Center and is being deeded to them in the name of the Friends of the Washington County CJC, which is the 501c3 IRS designated fund raising organization. The building is being built with private donations. She said that the hospital has given them the land after working for more than two years with them. Mayor McArthur clarified that it says that if the CJC is not successful or if they move the property would be deeded back to the hospital. Ms. Sheffield stated that the hospital has the first right to buy the property from them. Council Member Orton asked if the Conditional Use Permit were not approved would they look for another piece of property. Ms. Sheffield said that they would but she didn?t know how they would do it. She stated that they have outgrown the current facility and there have been many people involved in trying to help them move forward to help protect the kids in this community. She said that they have architects, Southern Utah Homebuilders, and a contractor all on board with only $249,000 left to raise in order to build the facility. They have a grant pending for the remaining $50,000. She asked if the Chief of Police could talk about statistics as far as perpetrators. Council Member Whattcott said that he agreed that this was a business use in a residential area. He said that he recognizes the need for children to go into an environment that is a comfortable setting and not walk into a commercial office building to do interviews. He asked Ms. Sheffield if this was their way of protecting the children or if it was an opportunity to use a piece of property that has been donated to them. St. George City Council Minutes April 20, 2006 Page Eleven Ms. Sheffield stated that it was their opportunity to protect the children and to continue to do exactly what they are doing now in a facility that will better meet the needs of a growing community. Council Member Whatcott asked if an office building was built that was nice and didn?t look like a commercial, sterile environment would provide the services just as well as this home. Ms. Sheffield said that she knows of one Children?s Justice Center that is in more of a commercial looking building and comments from parents is that it brings up apprehension on the part of the child when they go there because it looks more like they are walking into a Police Station or a doctor?s office. All of the other facilities are in home settings. Mayor McArthur asked Ms. Sheffield if the interior of the building looked like a home. Ms. Sheffield stated that it did with the exception of the offices that will be located in the back. Council Member Whatcott asked if the three Children?s Justice Center staff members are among those doing the interviewing. Ms. Sheffield explained that the staff at the Children?s Justice Center do not do any interviewing. She said that the interviewing is done by law enforcement and Child Protective Service workers who are specifically trained in child interviewing techniques. Council Member Whatcott asked if they would be successful if they were going into an office building versus a residential looking facility to interview the children who have been abused. Ms. Sheffield stated that she did not believe so. Mayor McArthur asked Police Chief Stratton to come up and address some of the issues that had been raised. Police Chief Marlon Stratton stated that he felt strongly the children need to be in a residential setting. He said that it is more effective for the police. He stated that they used to bring the children to the Police Department but the objective with the Children?s Justice Center is to bring them into a more comfortable environment. Mayor McArthur asked Chief Stratton to address the issues of the sexual predators and registered sex offenders. The Mayor asked him to discuss what the police are doing in the community about these things. Chief Stratton stated that in St. George, the police are identifying the registered sex offenders within the City. He said that officers are assigned to specific areas of the City and the Community Action Teams are going to the homes to confirm that they are living where they say they are. He said that they are required by law to register. If they are not living there, the Police Department will file criminal charges against the individual and will issue a warrant. Mayor McArthur asked if the Police were finding many registered sex offenders that weren?t living where they were supposed to. Chief Stratton said that there aren?t a lot but there are some. He said that when this happens the Police pursue criminal complaints through the County Attorney?s office for those who have left or moved without updating the registry. Council Member Bunker asked Chief Stratton about the concerns about perpetrators being around the facility. She asked what kinds of problems there are currently and what the Chief of Police would perceive would happen with the new facility. Chief Stratton stated that in his opinion he believes that perpetrators would stay as far away from the facility as possible due to the presence of the Police Department. He said that he felt the new facility was a beautiful addition to the neighborhood. Council Member Gardner asked the Chief to explain how the police are involved with the Children?s Justice Center. Chief Stratton stated that the police work through Child Protective Services to transport the children to the Center. He said that the police officers are trained to conduct interviews with the children. Chief Stratton said that most of the children they bring to the Children?s Justice Center are small children who have been abused either physically or sexually. Mayor McArthur asked County Attorney Brock Belnap to address the Council. County Attorney Brock Belnap said that he would like to add his support for the Children?s Justice Center. He said that it provides an incredible service to young children who are in a traumatized and victimized state by making available in one place at one time experts who are trained in interviewing and in social work to St. George City Council Minutes April 20, 2006 Page Twelve appropriately interview them and find out the truth. It helps minimize the trauma that would otherwise face them if they were preceding under a traditional system where they would be interviewed by the Police, then by DCFS, then by prosecutors, and then re-interviewed. He stated that all through that process there is the risk of suggestion and additional traumatization to the child. He explained that by taking the children to a residential, non-threatening system, having people who are trained in the methods of talking to children and not leading them or suggesting things to them, he is able to get at the truth which helps prosecutors when the cases are taken to court. He said it all centers around having a facility that is in an appropriate residential, non-threatening place to start the process. Mayor McArthur said that he understands that the neighborhood is not against the Children?s Justice Center, it?s the value of the neighborhood as a residential area. The Mayor talked about how the neighborhood has changed since the time that he lived close to it and recognizes that the hospital has encroached on the area. He stated that he liked that the purposed building looked like a home. Mayor McArthur said that he had spoken to one of the executives from IHC about giving something back to the neighborhood. The Mayor stated that the Council is very concerned about neighborhoods and understands that this is a touchy issue. Mr. Bill Freeman stated that he lives at 1035 Coyote. He said that he knows that the people who live in the area are against the proposed building even though they?re for the children being taken care of. He said that he believes the new facility will be a plus for the neighborhood. He stated that in the 84770 area there are 75 registered sex offenders. He said that children who have been abused need a place to go where they can feel comfortable because their life has been destroyed. He said that if the Children?s Justice Center can turn one child around then he feels the neighbors need to be behind it. Ms. Clark stated that she appreciates the Mayor?s comments and that she has spent her life time working and teaching children. She said that if the large building is approved she is concerned about what happens to all the rest of the land. She asked what could be done to assure that the rest of the land would be used for single-family homes. Council Member Allen said that she would contact Intermountain Health to arrange a meeting with the neighbors. Council Member Gardner stated that his concern about the proposed building is that if the way it is placed doesn?t take into consideration the rest of the property they might not be able to use it the way they are intending to. He said that he would like to see the issue tabled for a week or two in order for all of the interested groups to get together an analyze future alternatives for the property. Council Member Orton stated that he thinks they have addressed that by placing the home near the street and putting a play yard and parking in the back. Council Member Gardner said that he didn?t know if the original plan would work without some analysis if a cul de sac were proposed in the future. Mayor McArthur stated that he felt there was time for that type of meeting while the Children?s Justice Center continued to raise funds. Council Member Bunker said that some of the suggestions the neighbors have made should be critically analyzed so everyone could feel more secure about it. She said that she is still concerned about the size of the proposed building. Council Member Allen stated that she felt that the actual size of houses can be deceiving just by the way they look from the outside. Council Member Bunker stated that she perceives a problem with the vacant piece of property between the Jubilee Home and the proposed facility. Mayor McArthur stated that Intermountain Health has already donated the property to the Children?s Justice Center so they don?t own it any more. Council Member Gardner said that Intermountain Health does own the rest of the property that is in question and he stated that he would like to see if they would be willing to change the boundary to make something work. County Attorney Brock Belnap stated that he had the opportunity to be involved in the negotiations to acquire the property and it has been donated in its entirety. He stated that talking to IHC about subdividing the property or putting a cul de sac in place would be a mute exercise because it belongs to the Friends Board of the Children?s Justice Center. He said that the Conditional Use Permit request should be separated from any issues that the neighbors have with IHC. He said that they are not in a position to go back to IHC and request a different piece of land to be donated. Council Member Gardner asked County Attorney Belnap if IHC had a desire to improve their relationship with the neighborhood. St. George City Council Minutes April 20, 2006 Page Thirteen County Attorney Belnap stated that he would encourage the community to have their dialogue with IHC. He said that any change in the location would set the Children?s Justice Center?s plans back dramatically. He requested that the Council act on the Conditional Use Permit request and not table the request. Mr. Jason Timberlain stated that he lives at 466 South 500 East. He stated that his property backs up to the proposed parking lot. He said that he is not against the proposed building but has a concern about the proposed parking lot and play area adjoining his property. Mr. Timberlain stated that he would like to have a block wall around the back of the property which would include the parking lot and the play area. Mr. Dick Mathis stated that he is not a close neighbor but he feels the proposed building is too imposing to be built at the suggested location. He said that if it were next to the Jublilee House it would be a better fit. Council Member Allen said that this was in the process before the Foundation House burned down which is why it looks like it is in the middle of the property. A citizen came forward and stated that she felt putting the decision off one month would not set the Children?s Justice Center back that far. She repeated that the neighbors are not against the Justice Center but would like one month to have time to dialogue with the hospital. Mr. Mike Empey stated that he has been the Chair of the Advisory Board for the Justice Center since 1996. He said that they want to be a good neighbor but stated that it is important that they be in a residential neighborhood. He said that one of the primary missions of the Justice Center is to have a safe, home-like setting and they feel that this plan accomplishes that. Mr. Empey said that he was involved in some of the early discussions with IHC regarding what parcel of property they would donate. He said that they wanted to donate the parcel that was on the edge of the large area they owned so they would have more options to do other things including possible residential. He said that he would encourage the dialogue with Intermountain Health but said that he strongly believes the request for the Conditional Use Permit is a separate issue. Council Member Whatcott stated that he agrees that the neighbors have valid concerns. He stated that if they were dealing with a business situation, what they presented would be exactly what the Council would need to hear. He said, however, he can?t overlook the fact that with the proposed building the children are in a comfortable environment where they can discuss their problems rather than a sterile setting which would be a disservice to them. Council Member Whatcott said that he didn?t believe that the pictures the neighbors showed of the cemetery, college, churches, parks, and temple are derogatory influences on the neighborhood. He said t...


City Council Minutes 08/10/2006:
...uld continue in the Administration Conference Room. PRESENTATION ON THE PARKS AND TRAILS MASTER PLAN: City Manager Gary Esplin explained that today?s presentation represents a culmination of a lot of work by staff and consultants so that when a development comes in, all can see how it fits in the overall plan. Leisure Services Director Kent Perkins introduced staff members who were present. Jan Striefel from Landmark Design presented a power point presentation of the master plan update draft plan. She then recommended holding a public hearing/open house for the public. City Manager Gary Esplin suggested that one more work meeting be scheduled with the City?s financial consultant, as some of the recommendations are changes from the City?s current philosophy. Currently, developers are not required to pay for neighborhood parks. The impact fee schedule also needs to be changed to pay for community parks. MISCELLANEOUS: Mayor McArthur advised that he met with the NR...


City Council Minutes 07/17/2003:
...portance of conserving water. Mayor McArthur advised that all City parks, cemeteries and school grounds are watered with irrigation-quality water, and they are only watered during the day if the watering cannot be completed during nighttime hours. There are 111 watering systems in the City handled by two full-time employees in the Parks Department. PRESENTATION: Fire Chief Robert Stoker introduced Alan Jooes, Director of the Utah Fire and Rescue Academy, who presented Chief Stoker with an award for having 96% of the City?s firefighters certified as Firefighter I in hazardous materials awareness. AWARD OF BLANKET CONTRACT: Consider award of a blanket contract for sludge disposal at the Washington County Landfill. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen advised that the estimate of cost is $90,000 for one year with the Washington County Landfill. A motion was made by Council Member Orton and seconded by Council Member Isom to award the blanket contract as recommended. 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 and single phase demand meters, ABB brand. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen recommended award of a blanket purchase contract for commercial meters with Codale Electric in the amount of $55,000 for the year. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Allen to award a blanket contract to Codale Electric in the amount of $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 a blanket contract for UV ballasts, lamps, sleeve, etc. for the water reclamation system. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen recommended award of a blanket contract with Trojan Technologies in the amount of $50,000 for the year. A motion was made by Council Member Isom and seconded by Council Member Orton to award the blanket contract to Trojan Technologies in the amount of $50,000 for the year. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. St. George City Council Minutes July 17, 2003 Page Two ORDINANCE: Consider approval of an ordinance establishing an Administrative Code Enforcement program. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that a copy of the proposed ordinance was distributed at the last meeting. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised that an administrative law judge will have to be hired. A motion was made by Council Member Orton and seconded by Council Member Allen to approve the ordinance. Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Isom - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. ORDINANCE: Consider approval of an ordinance adopting the City Code. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the proposed ordinance can be accessed through the City?s web site with a link to Sterling Codifiers. It will be updated on a regular basis. A motion to approve the City Code was made by Council Member Allen and seconded by Council Member Isom. Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Gardner - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. RESOLUTION: Consider approval of a resolution authorizing the issuance and sale of not more than $5,500,000 aggregate principal amount of excise tax revenue bonds, Series 2003 of the City of St. George, Washington County, Utah for the purpose of financing the construction and maintenance of Class C roads and related improvements; calling a public hearing and establishing a time, place and location for said public hearing; providing for the publication of a notice of public hearing and bonds to be issued; providing for a pledge of excise tax revenue for repayment of the bonds; 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 running of a contest period; and related matters. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that under State law cities can pledge Class C and road tax dollars for specific projects. The City has done this in the past and currently has one issue outstanding. Since the bonds for the outstanding project are not callable, it is proposed that after they are redeemed and paid off, any remaining funds be used to pay the new bond. The new bond is for ten years. This resolution will allow the City to repay itself for any funds spent prior to the issuance of the new bonds. Mayor McArthur commented that this is the first step in order to finish the continuation of Riverside Drive, widening the Dixie Drive bridge, and several other unfinished projects throughout the City. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Orton to approve the resolution. Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Allen - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. St. George City Council Minutes July 17, 2003 Page Three SET PUBLIC HEARINGS: Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held July 8, 2003, recommended that public hearings be scheduled for August 7 at 5:00 p.m. to consider the following items: A. Consider approval to amend the Hidden Valley PD site plan and building elevations for 244 townhome unites located at approximately 700 East Brigham Road. Rimrock Construction is the applicant. B. Consider approval to amend the Blackridge PD Commercial site to replace the proposed movie theater with a four story office building and for amendments to the site layout, which includes restaurants and retail for the parcel east of 250 West located at the northeast corner of the 250 West and Blackridge Drive intersection. Steve Brown is the applicant. C. Consider approval of a zone change from PD Commercial to C-2 and OS on 30.285 acres with a development agreement located at 100 South between River Road and the East Black Ridge. Ed Burgess is the applicant. A motion to set the public hearings as recommended by the Planning Commission was made by Council Member Orton and seconded by Council Member Isom. 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 July 8, 2003, recommended approval of the preliminary plat for Grand Vista Cove with 13 single family lots located off River Road at about 3200 South north of the Brigham Road and River Road intersection, with access off Basswood Circle. The Planning Commission did not feel this was a significant change to the PD. The Planning Commission also recommended that Lot 1 meet minimum standards for the driveway from the intersection. Tim Taysom is the applicant. Mr. Bradley explained that at the time the PD was approved, and after public hearings, the approved access was off River Road. Staff has recommended that for safety purposes, access be from within the Bloomington Hills subdivision. However, Bloomington Hills residents were opposed to access from their subdivision. Mr. Bradley explained this area is part of the Fossil Hills/Hidden Valley Planned Development, designated as R-1-8 standards similar to the Bloomington Hills zone. The area consists of 3.93 acres for a density of 3.31 dwelling units per acre. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that several years ago when this issue was discussed, it involved a zone change and notices were sent to all adjacent property owners. As a compromise, the approved access from River Road was supposed to line up to access across the street. Don Leavitt, representing Trust Lands, explained that the project is within a PD zone. He stated he felt it did not make sense to create a situation which may require a traffic light on River Road, and whatever would happen along River Road should happen independent of the 13 lots. He stated it made sense for the access to be through Bloomington Hills. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that if the City Council wanted to proceed with approval of the preliminary plat, it would have to determine that the change of access was not a significant change to the PD. Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that the neighbors did not receive notification of this changed access. Their understanding is that the access will be off River Road. Council Member Isom commented she felt this was a significant change to the PD. Council Member Allen advised there was a lot of discussion at the Planning Commission meeting against the access change constituting a major change because both accesses had been discussed in the past. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that while he supported the access through the Bloomington Hills Subdivision, it must be determined if this is a significant change to the PD zone. If not, then there is no problem approving the access. However, the access through the subdivision will have an impact on the subdivision. He inquired if the neighborhood should be allowed to have an opportunity to voice their concerns when they left the last public hearing thinking there would be no access through their neighborhood. Council Member Allen commented she did not realize the neighbors did not receive notification, and they should have the opportunity to voice their concerns. St. George City Council Minutes July 17, 2003 Page Four Brett John, representing the applicant, commented it appeared there has always been an understanding there is some kind of access through the subdivision, as there are currently utilities located in the area, and this is clearly not a new concept. City Manager Gary Esplin replied that utilities are different than a roadway, and he suggested another public hearing be held just to be safe. A motion was made by Council Member Isom and seconded by Council Member Orton that the change in access constituted a significant change to the PD and required a public hearing. The public hearing was then scheduled for August 7. 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 July 8, 2003, recommended approval of the preliminary plat for The Pointe at Sunbrook with 17 single family lots located off Emeraude Drive at the north end of the Sunbrook development off of Dixie Drive. Scott McCall is the agent. This phase is located north of the French Quarter and Hole 3 of the Woodbridge course and west of the Santa Clara River. The proposed lots are outside of the 100 and 500 year floodplains. There is a trail and emergency access between Lots 6 and 7. The area is zoned PD Residential and 17 lots are proposed for a density is 2.45 dwelling units per acre. A motion was made by Council Member Isom and seconded by Council Member Orton to approve the preliminary plat. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. PRELIMINARY PLAT AND HILLSIDE DEVELOPMENT PERMIT: Associate Planner Mark Bradley explained that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held July 8, recommended approval of the preliminary plat for Lakota with 87 single family lots located along Snow Canyon Parkway on the east side of the Parkway at the intersection of Dixie Downs Road and Snow Canyon Parkway subject to the stipulation that the construction drawings not be approved until access if worked out between Castle Rock and Dr. Clark?s property regarding connectivity and circulation, and subject to the Hillside Review Board?s recommendations. Randy Deschamps is the agent. The proposed project received City Council approval on April 17, 2003 for a PD Residential development subject to receiving a hillside development permit. There is a combination of public and private streets throughout the project. The main concern is the hillside formation and slopes along the north and northeast boundaries. The Hillside Review Board recommended approval of the plan with the following requirements: 1. Submittal of a detailing landscape grading plan for the entrance due to the steepness of the hillside off of Snow Canyon Parkway. 2. City staff oversee the excavation of Lots 11-14. 3. Provide a landscape plan for areas along the slope-cut areas. Mr. Bradley advised that the area is zoned PD Residential and consists of 23.38 acres and 87 lots for a density of 3.72 dwelling units per acre. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Isom to approve the preliminary plat 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. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Orton to approve the hillside development permit subject to the recommendations of the Hillside Review Board. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. NON-CONFORMING DWELLING ADDITION: Associate Planner Mark Bradley explained that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held July 8, 2003, recommended approval of an addition to a non-conforming mobile home located at 2018 West 1760 North, finding that the applicant had extensively cleaned up the lot and improved the living conditions, and the addition does not impose an unreasonable burden upon the adjacent neighbor or lands located within the vicinity. Jim Jensen is the applicant. Mr. Bradley explained that the mobile home meets front and side setbacks, but the rear yard has less than the required 10' separation. The applicant would like to replace an existing porch, and the adjacent neighbor has no opposition to the request. St. George City Council Minutes July 17, 2003 Page Five A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Allen to approve the request. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/BOUNDARY LINE ADJUSTMENT/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider approval of a boundary line adjustment with Washington City along Middleton Drive and generally along the frontage of the Canyon Breeze RV Park. City Manager Gary Esplin advised there was a small discrepancy in the legal description. He recommended the public hearing be held but any action continued until the next meeting so the proper legal description could be obtained. 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 Orton to continue the matter until the August 7 meeting. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. LAND EXCHANGE: Consider approval of a land exchange with Hurricane City. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that when the Quail Creek Treatment Plant was built, there was a question about hook-up and connection fees and what Hurricane City would be required to pay. This has been an ongoing discussion. It is now proposed that the City of St. George deed to Hurricane its half interest in jointly-owned property appraised at $140,000 which contains a spring used by Hurricane. The Water and Energy Services Board recommends approval. A motion was made by Council Member Orton and seconded by Council Member Gardner to approve the land exchange. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. BEER LICENSE: Consider approval of a beer license for the Albertson?s store on Sunset Blvd. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Orton to approve the beer license. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. A representative of Albertson?s advised that the grand opening will be held July 29. Council Member Orton inquired if the City?s procedure for obtaining a corporate beer license should be changed. City Manager Gary Esplin replied that the City has no control over BCI and the length of time it takes them to check fingerprints. Council Member Orton expressed surprise that the City required background checks of local managers when a national corporation was trying to obtain a beer license. City Manager Gary Esplin replied that this could certainly be looked at, but it has not caused much of a problem in the past. Alan Hansen, director of the new store, explained that the City of St. George requires a seven state background check, while most other cities require only a background check in the state in which a license is sought. However, the grand opening was moved up and Albertson?s did not get its paperwork submitted in time to accommodate the City Council?s meeting schedule. City Attorney Shawn Guzman explained that St. George is in a unique location and there is the potential for employees who may live outside the State of Utah, and this is the reason a more extensive background check is done. CHANGE ORDER: Consider approval of a change order to expand construction of the Dixie Drive bridge to full width. City Manager Gary Esplin suggested this item be tabled because not enough information from the contractor had been received. St. George City Council Minutes July 17, 2003 Page Six POLICY STATEMENT: Consider approval of a policy statement for a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program for the transit system. Ryan Marshall explained that in order to qualify for transit federal funding, a DBE program similar to the one at the airport is needed. He recommended adoption of a policy statement which will be customized for the Federal Transit Administration stating that the City will adopt a policy friendly to the DBE. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the policy statement will be brought back for the Council?s review. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Allen to approve the policy statement. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. MOBILE FOOD VENDOR LICENSE: Consider approval of a mobile food vendor business license. Hot Katz Katering, applicant. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the necessary information and routing map have been submitted. Julian Astudillo, representing the applicant, distributed an information sheet and advised that he would begin his business with two trucks, but was hoping to have a large fleet. A motion was made by Council Member Isom and seconded by Council Member Allen to approve the license as requested. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. Council Member Isom advised the applicant to bring in new route maps when he has them. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Consider approval of the minutes of the regular City Council meeting held June 19, 2003. A motion to approve the minutes as presented was made by Council Member Isom and seconded by Council Member Gardner. 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 litigation and a property purchase was made by Council Member Orton and seconded by Council Member Allen. Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Gardner - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. RECONVENE: A motion to reconvene was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Allen. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. DISCUSSION RE IRRIGATION WATER: City Manager Gary Esplin advised there were irrigation water problems in the Bloomington Hills area. The available irrigation water is being taxed to the maximum because of the drought, and area parks and the St. George Golf Course are suffering. A solution would be to...


City Council Minutes 06/22/2000:
...e waivers for repeat users, and require a refundable cleaning deposit. Parks Superintendent Lynne Scott suggested the City give blanket fee waivers for youth activities and events that serve the community. Councilmember Isom suggested a criteria be established and reviewed by the City Council. Councilmember Whatcott stated the City’s maintenance costs should be covered. City Manager Gary Esplin advised staff will return with a recommendation to address cleaning deposits and types of uses allowed. Mayor McArthur advised in the meantime, the City’s policy should remain status quo. It was the consensus of the City Council to allow the Dixie ham radio operators group overnight use of a park. DISCUSSION RE USES IN CITY PARKS: Leisure Services Director Kent Perkins advised the City has been acquiring most of the Virgin River property from the Bloomington Man O War bridge to Washington, and citizens look to the City for management of that open space. There are a lot of illegal activities taking place on this land, including dumping, transient camps, shooting, vandalism, graffiti, and riding of ORVs, etc. Many citizens have complained about the noise and dust, yet others say ORVs should be allowed along the river. He advised that Fish and Wildlife is concerned about the noise impact on habitats along the river. St. George City Council Minutes June 22, 2000 Page Four City Manager Gary Esplin advised the BLM is trying to designate a site west of Bloomington above the treatment plant as a site for ORVs. Parks Superintendent Lynne Scott advised the City has been trying to preser...


City Council Minutes 03/23/2000:
...30,000 and $300,000. Councilmember Orton inquired about liability. Parks Superintendent Lynne Scott replied it has been found that cities are not having big accidents at skate parks, and more accidents happen on playgrounds. Liability is very low. She advised that safety gear will be required. Mr. Basso advised some adult skate park committee members want to know to what extent the City is willing to financially support the facility. City Manager Gary Esplin advised the City has bought the property, but no funds have been set aside for construction of the skate park. The success of the fundraising efforts will be taken into consideration, and money could be allocated to the project if desired by the City Council. Park impact funds, however, could not be used. Mr. Basso estimated that between 700-1200 skaters will use the new facility regularly 2-3 times a week. PRESENTATION OF PLAN FOR TENNIS COMPLEX: Parks Superintendent Lynne Scott presented a proposed plan for a tennis com...


City Council Minutes 07/19/2001:
...Sand Mountain Recreation Area by Gordon W. Topham, representing Utah State Parks and Recreation. Gordon Topham, representing Utah State Parks and Recreation, advised that several months ago he met with the Water Conservancy District about the possibility of a management agreement for the new Sand Hollow Reservoir, similar to that at Quail Creek. This began the process of the recreational plan. In November a stakeholders meeting was held and a planning committee formed which met once a month to put together the plan. A final draft public meeting was held a month ago, and it was decided to try and get the word out about the plan. Results from the meetings include a recommendation that fees be charged if the facility is run by State Parks and Recreation, and that there be rules and regulations. More day us...


City Council Minutes 05/17/2001:
...dministrative staff, and the general liability policy involves facilities, parks, power department and auto liability. Council Member Orton inquired if coverage for outside interests using City facilities for City-sponsored events was reviewed. Mr. Childs replied this policy was primarily designed to cover insurance interests of the City’s facilities and operations. City Attorney Jonathan Wright explained the City requires a certificate of insurance from third parties using City facilities. Council Member Gardner inquired of Mr. Esplin if he felt the increased limit to $100,000,000 per occurrence at the airport was necessary. Mr. Esplin replied that it was absolutely necessary to limit the City’s exposure and is an unfortunate part of doing business. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Orton to award the City’s liability insurance policies as follows: Property liability coverage to Royal Insurance Boiler and Machinery liability coverage to Chubb Airport liability coverage to Old Republic Excess liability coverage to Royal Insurance Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: St. George City Council Minutes May 17, 2001 Page Five Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Allen - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. RESOLUTION ABANDONING EASEMENTS: Consider approval of a resolution abandoning easements between Lots 165 and 166 and between Lots 166 and 167 of Shadow Mountain Subdivision Phase III. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that in order to accommodate an encroachment by one of the neighbors, the applicant is requesting an adjustment of the lot lines between two lots, and will provide the City with appropriate easements. Staff has reviewed the request and recommends its approval. A motion was made by Council Member Allen and seconded by Council Member Whatcott to approve the resolution abandoning the easements as requested. Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Gardner - 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 8, 2001, recommended public hearings be set for June 21, 2001 at 5:00 p.m. to consider the following items: 1. An amendment to the PD Commercial zone located north of Brigham Road on Pioneer Road for a fueling station. Felipe T de la Garza, representing TESORO Fueling Station, applicant. 2. A zone change from R-1-8 to R-2 on 8,184 sq. ft. on the north side of Diagonal at 600 North. Rebecca Stucki, representing Habitat for Humanity, applicant. 3. An amendment to the Zoning Ordinance regarding the number of occupants in a dwelling unit for off-campus student housing. City of St. George initiated. 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, as follows: Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Gardner - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. FINAL PLAT: Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held May 8, 2001 recommended approval of the final plat for Bellsera Townhomes at Sunbrook Phase I. Norm Olsen, applicant. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Whatcott to approve the final plat and authorize the Mayor to sign it. St. George City Council Minutes May 17, 2001 Page Six Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Orton - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. FINAL PLAT: Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held May 8, 2001, recommended approval of the final plat for Sunrise Ridge Subdivision Phase III. Gorm Klungervik, applicant. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Whatcott 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 Whatcott - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Allen - 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 8, 2001, recommended approval of the final plat for Sun River 2B Amended and Extended. Darcy Stewart, applicant. A motion was made by Council Member Allen and seconded by Council Member Orton 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 Allen - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Gardner - 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 8, 2001, recommended approval of the preliminary plat for The Knolls at Little Valley. He explained that the project is proposed to be developed in three phases. There are 51.2 acres creating an overall density of 2.01 dwelling units per acre with 2.28 acres designated as open space for future road alignment and because of the flood plain. The Master Land Use Plan designates the area as Low Density Residential with up to four dwelling units per acre. The applicant proposes a 50’ right of way for Knolls Drive with a 4’ planter and 35’ asphalt width. There will be 5’ sidewalks on both sides of the right of way in the private property. The sidewalks will be dedicated as easements to meet the 60’ right of way requirement. In order to use the alternative road cross-section, the applicants will have a 30’ front yard setback area for homes along Knoll Drive. Kevin Ence is the applicant. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Whatcott to approve the preliminary plat as recommended by the Planning Commission. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Orton - aye St. George City Council Minutes May 17, 2001 Page Seven 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 8, 2001, recommended approval of a lot split on 300 North in an R-2 zone subject to the utilities and drainage easement document being signed by the land owners for dedication. There are two dwelling units on the parcel. Parcel A (29 East 300 North) will consist of 10,347 sq. ft. and Parcel B (45 East 300 North) will have 9,011 sq. ft. Brian Hickman is the agent for William Baker, applicant. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Allen to approve the lot split subject to the recommendations of the Planning Commission. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT: Consider a request for approval of a conditional use permit for an accessory building that exceeds 15 feet in height at 747 West Bridgepoint Way. Troy Ence, applicant. Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that the applicant’s home is located in the new Pointe West Subdivision, and has a detached garage because it is located within the erosion hazard area. The home, however, is outside of the erosion hazard area. The applicant is requesting additional height for the garage to allow uniformity of the two buildings. The Planning Commission recommended approval. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Orton to approve the conditional use permit as recommended by the Planning Commission. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT: Consider a request for approval of a conditional use permit for a transmission line for Dixie Escalante Rural Electric Association on 3000 East in the Little Valley area. City Manager Gary Esplin advised this matter was tabled from the last City Council meeting agenda so that a field trip to the site could be made. The site visit was held today before the meeting. The applicants request permission to move a 69 kV line from the west side of 3000 East and construct a new line on the east side of 3000 East. Any change in the location of a 69 kV line requires a conditional use permit. Council Member Gardner commented he could not see getting rid of the ditch, and it should remain to solve drainage issues. He made a motion that the line be moved to the east side of the road but to the west side of the ditch. The motion died for lack of a second. St. George City Council Minutes May 17, 2001 Page Eight Council Member Orton commented that moving the easement to the west side of the road as it turns may create a problem, but moving the easement to the east side of the road gives more latitude. A portion of the ditch could be covered and a culvert installed. Mayor McArthur commented that whether the ditch is covered or not, it will remain in place in one form or another. A major water line from Quail Creek runs parallel to the ditch on the west side of the bank, and there may be a chance of losing that line because the bank is sloughing off. He requested that the Water Department inspect the line in this area. Don Rawlings advised he did not want the power line on the east side of the ditch. Council Member Gardner inquired how far away the line would have to be placed to not interfere with the water line from Quail Creek, and if changing the alignment from the west bank to the east bank would create alignment problems further down the line. Steve Crosby representing Dixie REA advised that as designed right now, if the line were to remain on the east side of the road, a self-supporting structure would have to be used which would require a larger footing. City Manager Gary Esplin advised if the line were located on the east side of the ditch, one pole would be located on the Starlings’ property and three on the Rawlings’ property. Council Member Whatcott advised it was his opinion the line should be located on the east side of the road on the east side of the ditch. He commented that originally Dixie REA requested a conditional use permit which would be at no cost to the City. Now, however, if the line is left on the west side of the road or on the west side of the ditch, the City will incur cost. Placement of the line on the west side of the ditch may limit roadway options in the future. Council Member Gardner commented that as the road improves, it will have to go west in any event, and placement of the line on the west side of the ditch would not decrease any options for road width and the City will still have the cost of covering the ditch. Council Member Whatcott replied that if the poles are moved to the east side of the ditch more road design options are provided. Mr. Crosby explained if the City were taken out of the equation and the power line were installed on the west side of the canal, 100% of the property owners will be happy. Dixie REA will install the line wherever the City recommends, however, as it is staked now, two out of 13 property owners are unhappy. Mayor McArthur inquired if there was anyone present from the Water Department to answer the question of how close the water line from Quail Creek was to the ditch in question. There was no one present from the Water Department. He inquired of Mr. Crosby how close a pole would be located to the pressurized water line. Mr. Crosby replied he did not want to locate a pole very close to the water line. Test holes were dug 42-48’ deep before bedrock was hit. Engineering Associated Roger Bundy explained that location of the line on the west side of the ditch would limit road design options in t he future. For that reason he recommended placement of the line on the east side of the ditch. Council Member Orton advised it appeared the City Council all preferred location of the line on the east side of the road, but he would like to see location of the line on the west side of the ditch if it could be made to work. St. George City Council Minutes May 17, 2001 Page Nine Council Member Gardner commented that what is best for the City down the road should be done, but a solution can be had which is a win-win for the property owners and the City. Placement of the line should accommodate the property owners. Council Member Whatcott inquired if one pole could be placed on the east side of the ditch with the rest placed on the west side of the ditch. Mr. Crosby explained that the top of the pole on the east will try to line up with the rest of the poles and would lean because of the conductor strand. Mr. Rawlings commented the power pole could be moved as much as 10-15 feet but it would then be close to the edge of the water. He suggested placing the poles on the east side of the road on the west side of the ditch. Council Member Gardner commented that the ditch is the defining line for the road, not the power line. Council Member Allen commented placement of the poles on the west side of the street would negatively affect property owners who have already developed. Council Member Orton commented that 3000 East already has many power poles. He inquired of Dixie REA if the poles were placed on the west side of the ditch, would they change the alignment of other 15 already approved. Mr. Crosby replied if the City wanted the poles located on the west side of the ditch, the City would have to give an easement as they would be placed on a dedicated City road. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that Mrs. Starling indicated she is not opposed to placement on the poles on the east side of the street but on the west side of the ditch. Council Member Gardner stated he would add to his previous motion inclusion of a right-of-way easement. The motion died for lack of a second. Council Member Orton expressed concern that the Water Department would not approve a pole that close to a pressurized water line. Council Member Allen advised that the pressurized water line adjacent to Mr. Rawlings’ property was exposed last spring. A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott and seconded by Council Member Orton to approve the conditional use permit with placement on the poles on the east side of the road on the east side of the ditch. Virginia Starling asked that the motion include a stipulation that the line could be located on the west side of the ditch if agreed to by the Water Department. Council Member Orton advised he would also like to make sure the road would fit if the entire line were placed on the west side of the ditch. Public Works Director Larry Bulloch commented the real question is what will happen to the ditch and where it should be placed in respect to other improvements. Council Member Gardner advised that the 3000 East location has tail and subsurface water that cannot be solved by piping the drainage ditch in that area. Mr. Bulloch replied it could be mitigated with subterranean drainage. City Manager Gary Esplin stated that if the poles are placed on the west side of the ditch, the ditch will be in the front yards when the property is developed. If the poles are placed on the east side of the ditch, then that becomes the edge St. George City Council Minutes May 17, 2001 Page Ten of the right-of-way and the ditch is still within the City right-of-way and can be piped at some point in the future if needed. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Gardner - no The motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/GENERAL PLAN LAND USE MAP AMENDMENT BY ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider approval of an amendment to the General Plan Land Use Map designation from Medium Density Residential and Commercial to Commercial and Open Space designation for commercial development along Riverside Drive and for parks, trails, water sports, and a dinosaur park along the river located between Mall Drive and 2450 East on the south side of Riverside Drive. Paul Jensen, applicant. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained the subject property is the Johnson farm property and consists of 63 acres. Millcreek High School, an LDS Church under construction, and the dinosaur quarry are all nearby, with a City park across the street. The current General Plan shows the area as medium density residential, but the applicant prefers a commercial use and business park on the back side with the road to be single loaded adjacent to the park along the flood plain area. One concern discussed at the Planning Commission meeting was that Riverside Drive not become a commercial strip area. However, the applicant is requesting a general commercial designation. Staff suggests this commercial use be defined more as professional office, with the back part being used for a business park. The Planning Commission recommended approval of the request, but there was some confusion about what the applicant’s request was. Staff is concerned that general commercial means retail, and the use should be defined as professional office. Mayor McArthur inquired if this change in designation would affect the value of any property when purchased for a monument. Mr. Jensen replied that it would not, as the matter has already been discussed and the area defined on a map. City Manager Gary Esplin commented a price has been agreed on to protect the site, but if river front property is affected, this would require another valuation. Mr. Jensen explained he would like to keep the monument site as small as possible, and the museum is now being designed. The change to the Master Plan will still accommodate development and will enhance the area if done properly. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he then closed the public hearing and called for comments. Council Member Gardner expressed surprise that the applicant wanted a commercial designation in addition to the business park. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that professional offices and a business park might attract high tech industries with its campus-like setting along the river, and this might be preferable to homes surrounded by commercial development. Mr. Jensen expressed agreement with a professional office designation rather than general commercial, but stated he hoped that as time progressed, there would be flexibility in some of the uses. St. George City Council Minutes May 17, 2001 Page Eleven A motion was made by Council Member Orton and seconded by Council Member Allen to approve an ordinance amending the General Plan Land Use Map designation from medium density residential and commercial to professional office and open space for commercial development along Riverside Drive and for parks, trails, water sports, and a dinosaur park along the river located be...


City Council Minutes 03/20/2003:
...City Council Minutes March 20, 2003 Page Seven REQUEST TO USE PARKS: Consider a request to hold obstacle run courses for dogs at the Middleton Park and Snow Park. Desert Flyers Dog Club, applicant. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that staff recommends approval with the stipulation that the park is cleaned as soon as possible after the event. Cynthia Lipson, applicant, advised that the request is to use the park for practices, and the park will be cleaned after each practice. A motion was made by Council Member Orton and seconded by Council Member Allen to approve the request. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. WATER EXCHANGE AGREEMENT: Consider approval of water right exchange agreement with Kevin Ence. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the Water and Energy Services Board recommends approval. A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott and seconded by Council Member Orton to approve the agreement. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that Mr. Ence will give the City 13 shares (39 acre feet) of irrigation water in the Washington Fields Canal Company in exchange for 10 acre feet of ground water from one of the City?s water rights. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. PARK FEES AND POLICIES: Consider approval of a change in park fees and policies. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that this item was previously discussed in a work meeting. Mayor McArthur commented he hated to see people prohibited from using parks after dark. Parks Superintendent Lynne Scott explained that by ordinance people are all...


City Council Minutes 07/01/2004:
...yon Parkway subject to the following conditions: 1. Review by the City Parks Department is required for the trail realignment. 2. Potential property adjustments with the adjacent property (Augustus Point). 3. Buildable area to be staked for the property owner?s reference. 4. Submit a landscape plan. Street trees are required along Snow Canyon Parkway. 5. Include the language for a ?no-build zone? on the plat. 6. Provide cross sections for Snow Canyon Parkway, including the trail system and lots along the Parkway, and proposed lots against the hillside. 7. Address and resolve the Santa Clara springs water located on site. 8. The areas of varied slope less than 40% which are isolated from continuous similar slopes should be included in the no-disturb zone to prevent the 40% slopes from being disturbed. This would affect Lots 11, 12, 17 and 18. John Clark is the applicant. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to approve the hillside development permit subject to the recommendations of the Hillside Review Board and Planning Commission. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen. VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Gardner 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 June 22, 2004, recommended approval of the preliminary plat for Artesia Terrace subject to the following conditions: 1. The applicants work with the City Parks Division on the realignment of the existing bike/pedestrian trail, dedication of the trail area to the City as identified on the preliminary plat, work out details on trail improvements, and planting of appropriate street trees consistent with other developments along Snow Canyon Parkway. 2. In reference to the awkward lots pointed out by staff, homes are to be designed and built within the proposed perimeters. 3. Applicants shall construct the median on Snow Canyon Parkway and install the conduit for future street lights. Developers on the opposite side of Snow Canyon Parkway will be required to plant the median and install the street lights. Mayor Pro Tem inquired if equestrians would be able to access the Gap Trail through Castle Rock 2. He commented that this needed to be coordinated. He instructed staff to make sure this is being addressed. Mr. Bradley replied that there is an easement for access between the two parcels. St. George City Council Minutes July 1, 2004 Page Four Mayor Pro Tem Gardner commented that there needed to be some kind of corridor for access to the HCP. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that there is access between lots, but no parking other than the public street. The developers would only accommodate an easement between lots. Mr. Bradley explained that the project would have terraced retaining walls, similar to Castle Rock Phase I. There would not be any privacy walls unless built by individual owners. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised that the City Council could require that the color of any walls match those already existing along Snow Canyon Parkway. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to approve the preliminary plat. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker, who added that any walls constructed along Snow Canyon Parkway had to match in color those that already exist along the Parkway. Council Member Orton agreed to include this stipulation in his motion. VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Gardner 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 June 22, 2004, recommended approval of the preliminary plat for Estrella Subdivision subject to the following conditions: 1. Estrella Subdivision will be responsible for landscaping and streetlights in the median. This is to be coordinated with the Lakota and Artesia Terrace Subdivisions. The overall landscaping needs to be approved by the City Parks Division and be consistent with other projects along Snow Canyon Park...


City Council Minutes 01/13/2005:
...?s major priority has been with regard to safety and access. All affected parks have been closed and staff is in the process of fencing them off. Mathis and Blake Parks have been completely closed. Clark Corner Park no longer exists. A portion of Tonaquint Park will be opened on Monday for limited access to the nature center, tennis courts, and cemetery, but will be posted indicating that anyone crossing the boundary will do so at their own risk according to the state of emergency declared by the Mayor. Staff has been working with the police and city attorney to post the property correctly. Staff is trying to open portions of the virgin River Trail, but sections have been closed with fences and barricades. Staff is also trying to determine what can be reclaimed and shored up at Blake Park as there was infrastructure damage to this area, including the pond which served many City facilities. Staff is concerned about the ability to served undamaged areas such as the cemetery, and is doing an analysis of all sites and trying to get them all back on line. Four miles of trail were lost. The Bloomington Park will be the largest reconstruction project as all water and power lines have to be replaced. Total acreage lost is 27 acres - this land no longer exists. Brad Last commented that federal help for individuals will be limited to a maximum of $26,500 per household. FEMA will be here next week to meet with individuals. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson reported that his department?s main role has been to work with the Fire Department to determine which homes can be reoccupied safely. Two or three cities have volunteered to send inspectors to St. George to help with the workload. Water Services Director Barry Barnum reported that the drinking water is safe. It is being tested every day. Every area where there has been a break has been isolated and there has not been any contamination. Gunlock wells are out of commission, and staff will try to get two wells back on this weekend and are working on this right now. The rest will have to be inspected to see how quickly they can be brought back up. It is hoped they will be back up and running within the next two weeks. The City is currently using Snow Canyon water, spring water, and Millcreek well water, and is holding its own. The tanks in Snow Canyon are starting to gain, but everyone is being asked to conserve. Some of the homes in the Green Valley area are being served by fire hoses hooked to the hydrants, but all have water. The sewer system plant has taken on thousands of tons of mud. Staff has been successful in clearing a couple of headworks chambers and the sewer plant is running and doing okay. There will be much recovery to do, but the plant is operational. The rest of the system did not fare so well such as the distribution system under the I-15 bridge. Quality Excavation is working on it right now. Also, at Mathis Park a significant portion of the 36" outfall line disappeared. Work will begin on this in the morning. Staff is working with the property owner to restore a sewer line in the area by Blue Duck Lane. Many property owners in this area lost a significant portion of their properties and the City will have to run sewer lines in places where they were not before along the fronts of the lots. They would like to get some rocks, trucks and contractors and build a berm to backfill their property, restore it, and put the sewer line in the original location. Staff will have to see how the State feels about this, and they will be down to take a tour. There was another break at the Tonaquint bridge. A meeting will be held on this tomorrow. There are three places where raw sewage is going into the river. Scott Taylor reported that staff has gone to Gunlock to try and remove debris from the spillway. A section of the Quail Creek line has been exposed and will have to be filled in. Matt Loo reported that eight holes were lost in the front nine of Southgate, along with the water pump. The repair process will take eight months to one year once it can be figured out what to do with the channel. In Sunbrook one and maybe two greens were damaged and are being redesigned, along with the Woodbridge nine. It is hoped that approval can be obtained to do a temporary nine and 27 holes at Sunbrook by Tuesday. Several bridges were lost. Contractors are ready to help out. Energy Services Director Phil Solomon reported that power has been restored to everyone. Staff is in the process of energizing the Gunlock line to five wells. There is damage at the Southgate substation. One of the main circuits will have to be repaired and rebuilt. This morning one of the substations hit its loading limits and crews were out to shift the load to other substations. The Valley View crossing will have be repaired. At Gunlock only one pole was lost, along with 5000 feet of underground conductor to the hydro and well 11. The hydro is now off line and well 11 will be back in business soon. A 69 KV pole at the Dixie Center has eroded, but he advised that he designed the caisson and it is 35' into the ground to bedrock and is fine. Staff will come back after the river has receded and pack road base around it. Mayor McAthur arrived. Marc Mortensen advised that eight cities have called to offer their support and assistance, if needed. Fire Chief Robert Stoker reported that his department?s main concern has been inspecting homes, moving people back into their homes, or getting their belongings out. Homes which have been damaged along the Santa Clara River have been tagged with green, yellow or red tags. The Police Department has been great about keeping people out of the neighborhoods which have been damaged as the displaced residents are concerned about the security of their homes. Staff has helped move people move from the homes which are unsafe and were red-tagged. It has been hard to keep residents out of their own homes, but it is for their own safety. Larry Bulloch advised that City staff will go house by house as a team and look at the status of each home, advising residents whether they can enter the home or not. Carol Sapp advised that her son lost his home, and she thanked the Fire Department and City staff for their assistance. Mayor McArthur advised it was important to keep track of volunteer time. Volunteer names and the amount of time they spent helping was needed. Council Member Orton advised that LDS stakes have become involved and will provide a list of volunteer names and the number of hours worked. He asked the media to help in this endeavor by advising the public that they should call in with their names and the time volunteered. Council Member Allen commented that neighbors on Indian Hills expressed appreciation for the kindness extended to them by the Police Department. Phil Peterson explained that the FEMA process has begun and he has been working to develop more details on damage estimates. Arrangements have been made with Public Works, Water, Wastewater, Parks and Trails to have an individual travel around with FEMA representati...


City Council Minutes 03/01/2007:
...by FEMA for dirt lost in the flood of 2005 at the Mathis, Clark, and Blake parks. This funding would not have been possible without the good work by Deanna Brklacich. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that FEMA?s portion of the funding is 75%. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to award the bid to Winston and Associates in the amount of $73,200. 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 recommended that Winston and Associates continue with design of the Tonaquint Park addition since these two parks are tied together. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for the tamarisk clearing project. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised that two bids were received. She recommended award of a blanket purchase order in an amount not to exceed $50,000 to the low bidder, Skyline Reclamation. Randy Halverson explained that because the bids came in lower than expected, this will allow the City to remove 100 acres of tamarisk rather than 50 acres. The project area is located behind the St. James Subdivision and is being done in conjunction with a Utah Department of Natural Resources grant. Council Member Orton commented that the City should know by the end of April how successful the beetle program was. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to award a blanket purchase order to Skyline Reclamation in an amount not to exceed $50,000. 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 the City?s tamarisk removal program using its own machines has been productive and successful. Council Member Orton advised that the beetles being used now are from the Delta area, and if they do not work there is the possibility of acquiring a different strain of beetles. CONTRACT: Consider approval of a contract with Bowen Collins & Assoc. to perform a drainage study for the Little Valley area. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood recommended approval in the amount of $164,086. City Manager Gary Esplin clarified that this study is not just for the Little Valley area, but will also update the master drainage plan for the entire City. It is being paid for by funds from the drainage fund. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to approve the contract. St. George City Council Minutes March 1, 2007 Page Three SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for a metal building and structures for Water and Energy Services. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised that two bids were received. She recommended award of the bid to the low bidder, Precision Excavating, in the amount of $447,300.35. She advised that Silverwood submitted a bid that appeared to be the low bid, but the detailed construction schedule and bid bond were not included in the bid, so the bid is considered non-compliant. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to award the bid to Precision Excavating in the amount of $447,300.35. 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 a lattice frame radial stacker for the Water Department. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood explained that two bids were received. She recommended award of the bid to the low bidder, Goodfellow, in the amount of $27,000. Mayor McArthur explained that a radial stacker is a conveyor belt that moves around and stacks dirt. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that this is a non-budgeted item in the Water Department. The Water Services Director has been using the Streets Department equipment quite a bit and volunteered to buy this equipment for the Streets Department. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to award the bid to Goodfellow in the amount of $27,000. 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 two OPUS 29' buses. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood recommended purchase of the buses for $265,192 each off the government bid with Clemons Options. Ryan Marshall explained that these are the same buses the City now uses, except with newer engines. They have the same design and seating capacity. Purchase of these buses will allow the City to go to half hour service. Ridership in 2006 was over 208,000 rides, with an average of 18,000-19,000 rides per month. The life of the buses is 12 years or 300,000 miles. Council Member Allen arrived. Council Member Orton commented he had received requests from citizens for trash cans at the bus stops. He inquired of Mr. Marshall if trash cans were being supplied to help keep neighborhoods clean. Mr. Marshall replied that trash cans were being supplied, as well as benches. St. George City Council Minutes March 1, 2007 Page Four City Manager Gary Esplin explained that of the $530,000 cost of the buses, 80% is covered by a federal grant. The remaining 20% will be paid for through allocation of the City?s portion of sales tax. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to award the bid to Clemons Options in the amount of $530,384. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Gardner. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. CONTRACT: Consider approval of a professional services contract to complete the design, construction and bid documents for the Jesse M. Crosby Parkway at the confluence of the Virgin and Santa Clara Rivers. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood recommended approval of a contract with Landmark Design in the amount of $17,000 for the design phase and $27,000 for the construction and bid documents, for a total amount not to exceed $44,000. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the parkway will be located south of the south parking lot in-between the river and trail. 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. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for the 5 kW solar installation project on the Water and Energy Services administration building. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised that two bids were received. She recommended award to the only qualified bid, Gardner Engineering, in the amount of $35,662.11. Energy Services Director Phil Solomon explained that an average home uses 3-8 kW of energy. The City received a grant from the state in the amount of $15,000 as a match for half of the project. The panels were purchased from KV Electric, and this bid is for the installation of the panels. Green power costs 100 times more than regular sources, but over time the City will be mandated to have a certain amount of renewable energy in its portfolio. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to award the bid to Gardner Engineering in the amounf of $35,662.11. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Gardner. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. Mr. Solomon advised that the City is also working with Gardner Engineering to submit a proposal to provide consulting services to install 1-2 mg of solar energy at the new airport. RESOLUTION: Consider approval of a resolution reinstating military utility credit for reserve soldiers. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that in the past the City extended a credit on utility bills for those in active military duty. The program lapsed, and he recommended that it be reinstated for another year., Council Member Whatcott commented that Washington City and Dixie REA continued their credits, and inquired why the City stopped its credit. He inquired if the credit would be retroactive. St. George City Council Minutes March 1, 2007 Page Five City Manager Gary Esplin replied that the credit could be made retroactive, but clarified that the credit was for those serving on active duty outside the country. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to approve the credit and make it retroactive. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. REPORT FROM PLANNING COMMISSION: Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held February 27, 2007, scheduled public hearings for March 15, 2007 at 5:00 p.m. to consider (1) an amendment to the City Code to require dedication of neighborhood parks by a developer as part of the subdivision platting and approval process, and (2) an amendment to the City Code to add a new section regarding R-1-7 and R-1-8 zones to address lot frontages within the central city residential area. FINAL PLAT: Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held February 27, 2007, recommended approval of the final plat for Primrose Point Phase 4 located at 110 South and Mall Drive. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the final plat. 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 garage with a height of 20' to the roof peak at 68 South 400 East. Tom Rogers, applicant. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that the Planning Commission recommended approval of the conditional use permit subject to the shower being removed from the bathroom and allowing only a sink and toilet. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to approve the conditional use permit 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. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT: Consider approval of a conditional use permit to construct a detached garage with a roof peak height of 23' at 3770 Carribean Circle in the Sunset Cove Subdivision. Mr. and Mrs. Watts, applicants. Planner Ray Snyder advised that the Planning Commission recommended approval of a height to 18' instead of the 23' as requested because of the distance from property lines. Neighbors expressed concern that their view would be blocked. Council Member Orton commented he did not know if the City Council had granted increased roof height in an R-1-10 zone before. He suggested the City Council take a look at the property before making a final decision. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to table the matter for two weeks to give the City Council members a chance to visit the site. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Gardner. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. St. George City Council Minutes March 1, 2007 Page Six PUBLIC HEARING/ANNEXATION/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider approval of the Burgess 100 Acre Annexation petition. J. Burton Burgess, applicant. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that this annexation was previously approved, but then the parties could not come to terms on right-of-way, etc. Two parcels are involved. The biggest issue is that State law does not allow a city to annex a parcel which creates an island or peninsula and a nearby property owner does not want to annex. Because of this, the applicant would be left with a 53 acre parcel that cannot be annexed in right now. The City does not want to force someone to annex who does not want to, but if not, then the question of how they will be allowed to develop that property and what should they provide needs to be answered. This has been reduced to a proposed agreement wherein Mr. Burgess would dedicate necessary right-of-way through his parcels to extend Plantations Drive when it is ready to be built, and he will be allowed two access points on the roadway agreed to by the City?s Engineering Department. In the meantime Mr. Burgess will be allowed to go across the property for his ranching operation until road construction begins. Under the agreement Mr. Burgess will submit any development to all City zoning regulations and development requirements and pay all fees required and grant all easements and agree to pay service fees for all services that development will require, such as fire, police, etc. He stated that this was something the City does not prefer to do but most of the issues have been worked through. Russ Gallian, representing Mr. Burgess, advised that he has been unable to contact the adjacent property owner about annexation. Council Member Gardner commented that he spoke with the adjacent property owner?s sons who said their father was prepared to accept the annexation rather than protest it. Russ Gallian commented that if the City Council is inclined to approve the annexation ordinance, it should be subject to working out details covered in the work meeting. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the annexation ordinance subject to legal review. 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. PUBLIC HEARING/PRELIMINARY PLAT: Public hearing to consider approval of the preliminary plat for The Pointe Phase 3 at Sunbrook located north of the intersection of Lost Creek Drive and Emeraud Drive. Sunhill Homes, applicant. Project Engineer Cathy Hasfurther explained that the property borders the current Santa Clara/St. George boundary. The applicants propose a 15 lot subdivision which borders the Santa Clara River. Three 20' maintenance accesses to the river have been provided. The applicant has done an additional erosion study and is doing more protection above that done by the NRCS. The cul-de-sac is 1000' long. The Fire Department had concerns with its length and talked with Rick Rosenberg, the applicant?s engineer, about St. George City Council Minutes March 1, 2007 Page Seven obtaining a letter that says a connection will be extended, either to St. George or Santa Clara. This connection will occur when development next to the project occurs. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. Stan Dunbar advised that he lives three houses down from the project. Land and trees were lost during the flood and his major concern is if the rip rap will be done to federal standards. He stated that tremendous erosion has taken place and will continue to do so if certain rip rap standards are not met. He also expressed concern about further removal of trees due to development and inquired if there will be a separate construction access and walking paths. He requested clarification of the cul-de-sac becoming a through street. Ms. Hasfurther replied that an erosion berm will be built with placed rock, not dumped rock, as the property is within the erosion hazard boundary. If adjacent development occurs, the cul-de-sac will become a through street. Mr. Dunbar inquired which governing body would make sure the rip rap was done correctly. Ms. Hasfurther replied that this would be done in conjunction with the applicant?s geotech engineer and approved by the City. Council Member Gardner inquired if the rip rap would extend beyond the culdesac. Ms. Hasfurther replied that the rip rap will extend around the culdesac to the point of the last building lot. She stated she would talk to Rick Rosenberg to see if he is interested in extending it into Santa Clara, but the City does not have control over what Santa Clara is doing. She advised that there is not another entrance for construction trucks because of the hill. Council Member Allen advised Mr. Dunbar that the City would make sure that the contractor does not track mud and keeps the streets clean. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that he did not know the plan for walking paths, but this can be addressed at the time of the final plat. He stated that at the time the final plat is approved, the City must be assured the rip rap will protect the site. Sunbrook owns some property past the development, but he was not sure how much. Ms. Hasfurther replied that she did not think Sunbrook owned much property past the site, but it will be evaluated at the time construction drawings are reviewed. She stated she did not think the trees would be saved. Wendy Cox advised that she owns property on both sides of the river and in the river bottom. She wanted to know if the rip rap rocks would be able to be seen, or would be covered with dirt, and she wanted to be sure that the trees on the other side of the river would not be touched and no one comes on their property during construction. Ms. Hasfurther replied that the rip rap would be below the water surface and would be exposed rock but would not encroach on Ms. Cox?s property. The rip rap will be located entirely on Sun Hill?s property. Mr. Dunbar commented that there was a cliff at the cul-de-sac and this would be a problem if it was not rip-rapped. There being no further public comment, Mayor McArthur closed the public hearing. Ms. Hasfurther suggested that the developer be asked to place an orange construction fence along the property lines. St. George City Council Minutes March 1, 2007 Page Eight City Manager Gary Esplin inquired why there was not a Sunbrook representative present to address these concerns. He suggested the matter be tabled and the public hearing continued. MOTION: A motion to table the matter and continue the public hearing was made by Council Member Allen. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/PRELIMINARY PLAT: Public hearing to consider approval of the preliminary plat for Royal Pines Amended located at 1190 South and 3000 East. Justin Bracken, Quality Development, applicant. Project Engineer Cathy Hasfurther explained that the project consists of four lots and extending the cul-de-sac to connect to the north. The applicants are working on a cost sharing agreement with the City and would like to make that a condition of approval. A 20' easement needs to be dedicated on the west side for access to an irrigation ditch canal that serves the property owner to the northwest. The Planning Commission recommends approval. Brett Burgess commented that it has come to his attention that there is a strip of ground that has an irrigation canal that feeds the fields. He is planning on piping it and continuing the water flow. There is also a strip owned by the Seegmiller family they are working on acquiring. There is a trail system along 3000 East. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. David Lundberg advised that he is an owner to the south and just received notice about this public hearing on Monday. He stated that three days was not adequate notice to adjacent landowners. He inquired about the wall height and design to the east and north and the power lines. He stated it appeared a taper on the southeast corner goes across Lundberg property. He inquired about plans for 3000 East. Ms. Hasfurther replied that the power line along 3000 East is a main transmission line, is owned by Dixie REA, and must remain above ground. 3000 East is a master planned 90' arterial collector road for the area and will be built like Snow Canyon Parkway or Plantations Drive. Mayor McArthur commented that eventually all drainage would be underground. Brett Burgess commented that the fencing would be colored block fence to City standards. The City standard for height is 6', but this will be worked out with staff, and he will do whatever staff recommends. The sidewalk will meander for more character. Mike McGregor recommended that the fencing be similar to what Washington City is doing - three to four feet of block with an open fence on the top for a more open feel. Brad Seegmiller advised that the irrigation ditch goes along the Lundberg property along Stone Valley Estates to the south and beyond. It is now an open ditch, but it will need to be piped and he is willing to work with the developer. He stated the developer needed to make sure that if the pipe became plugged, water does not go onto neighboring properties. There is also an issue of property lines not matching the ditch lines, and he stated he was willing to work with the developer to take care of this issue. There being no further public comment, Mayor McArthur closed the public hearing. Brett Burgess commented that the Lots on 3000 East sit 6-7' below 3000 East, and he will do whatever the City wants with regard to fencing. He stated he was not opposed to installing a 4' block wall with 2' of wrought iron on the top. St. George City Council Minutes March 1, 2007 Page Nine 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. Mayor McArthur called for a short break. Upon conclusion of the break, the meeting resumed. PUBLIC HEARING/PRELIMINARY PLAT: Public hearing to consider approval of the preliminary plat for Las Colinas Subdivision located west of Pioneer Road and south of the Virgin River in a PD zone. Gilson Engineering, Steve Wilson, representative. Planner John Willis advised the project consists of 52 acres at 3.8 units per acre, with lot square footage ranging from 5,000 sq. ft. to 21,996 sq. ft. Public rights-of-way are 50'-60'. The PD zone change was approved December 7, 2006. The applicants volunteered to enter into a development agreement with the City to provide 12 affordable homes dispersed throughout the subdivision. Half of the lots are between 5000 to 6000 sq. ft. The yards are 25' along public streets. A majority of the lots have frontages 50' wide and the square footage of the building envelopes are around 1200-1800 sq. ft. A flag lot configuration is also proposed. There is a master planned 66' right-of-way along the southern boundary of the subdivision, and the approved PD shows a road bisecting the property line. A letter has been obtained from SITLA agreeing to allow the road to be built entirely on SITLA?s property. The project is outside the 100 year floodplain and erosion hazard boundary. A deceleration lane is required at both entrances. The Planning Commission recommends approval. Council Bunker inquired about the time frame for building each phase. An unidentified man replied that the project will be divided into eight phases. A phase will be built every four months, with the entire project finished within two years. Two to four affordable housing units will be built in each phase. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. Jay Ostler advised that he owns six lots in the Tarleton Blair Subdivision bordering the development. He expressed concern that his property may be shut out by this development. He stated he wanted to do something with his property and a 10' trail to access his property was not sufficient. Mayor McArthur inquired of Mr. Ostler how he accessed his property in the past. Mr. Ostler replied that he had to walk from Pioneer Road or Sugar Leo to his property. City Manager Gary Esplin replied that Mr. Ostler?s property is in the floodway and there is no way to develop it. The sewer easement will provide similar access to what currently exists, and that is all the developer is required to provide. The developer is not required to provide vehicular access. City Attorney Shawn Guzman replied that this was correct, as there is no vehicular access now. Mayor McArthur advised Mr. Ostler that he was not being denied access, but he would have to find his own access to meet City standards. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised there are old roadways on the plat which will need to be abandoned. Wayne Conners, a resident of Sun River, expressed concern that someone could build a home in front of his and inquired about rip rap along the subdivision. St. George City Council Minutes March 1, 2007 Page Ten Council Member Gardner replied that if the subdivision is located above a rocky shelf, it would not need rip rap. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that the applicant will have to bring in construction documents before the final plat is approved and staff will check for erosion protection. Mr. Conners inquired about the location of the proposed RV park. Council Member Gardner replied that the RV park is located south and east of Sun River. Mr. Conners inquired about relocation of the power line. An unidentified man, representing the applicant, replied that the power line issue has been addressed with Dixie REA and an easement will be provided them so they can relocate it along their property line. It will be located above ground. Fred Brown, a resident of Sun River, inquired about a plan for affordable housing and commented the traffic through the Bloomington roundabout was bad enough right now. Mayor McArthur replied that guidelines for affordable housing are being determined now. City Manager Gary Esplin replied that Sun River residents are contributing to the traffic problems at the Bloomington roundabout and Sun River still has a lot more permits for construction. The Bloomington Interchange is state-owned and the City is working with the state to rectify these problems. The Atkinville Interchange will be bid this spring and will take 18 months to two years to construct. There being no further public comment, Mayor McArthur closed the public hearing. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to approve the preliminary plat subject to a development agreement. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised there were still some terms of the agreement to be worked out. 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/AMEND GENERAL PLAN/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider an amendment to the General Plan for the Little Valley - Washington Fields area. City of St. George, applicant. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that this is the fourth time the draft plan has been discussed in a public meeting setting. The area consists of 3,300 acres. The purpose of the general plan is to provide long term framework and direction for future zoning decisions. The plan provides many more options in the types of residential development which can occur. Large lots are not prohibited, but in recent years there has been little demand to subdivide into large lots. Smaller lots are allowed with more amenities. Recently adopted TND guidelines will allow this type of development in areas designated for residential growth subject to meeting certain standards. The plan provides for road networks and neighborhood commercial areas. The general plan was last updated in 2002. The lower 1/3 of the City is in the process of a general plan review. Some of the changes which affect Little Valley are the new airport, new roads, the Ft. Pierce Industrial Park, and recent changes in land ownership in the area. The Washington City general plan has been taken into account as they are no longer trying to preserve agricultural areas. The Planning Commission heard from many property owners who have a strong desire to preserve Little Valley the way it is today. The plan is not popular with everyone. On the other hand, there are property owners who do not want to be limited to development at two units per acre. The plan St. George City Council Minutes March 1, 2007 Page Eleven provides for suitable buffers around existing horse properties and offers a trail network for horses, bikes and hikers. Neighborhood commercial centers are planned along 3000 East. 21 policies have been formulated to guide development in Little Valley. He clarified that the proposed general plan amendment would allow R-1-10 requests as well as allowing TND projects to be built in any residential area. City Manager Gary Esplin clarified that the incentive to do a TND project is density. A proposed TND project would have to be looked at in totality and reviewed as it comes in. Mr. Nicholson advised that the Planning Commission recommends approval on a five to one vote. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. Glen Bundy commented that it appeared too late for a plan as there were homes everywhere. He stated if the City would have designated this plan earlier it could have happened. Paul Gooch commented that the City should consider making the agricultural property contiguous and not putting buffers around agricultural property like a patchwork quilt. He said the agricultural lifestyle would be easier to protect if it were contiguous. He stated he hoped the City would honor the promises made to forefathers to designate an area within the City for agriculture. Council Member Orton replied the City feels it has done this by connecting agricultural areas together with trails. Mr. Gooch commented that if high density areas are put in between agricultural areas, everyone will be frustrated. Council Member Orton replied the City has tried to address this problem by providing trails. If all the agricultural areas were clumped together, people would have a hard time getting out through the high density areas to ride. Mr. Gooch commented that when the population reaches 300,000, people will be clamoring for agricultural property. He stated when one acre lots come up for sale, they go quickly and for a lot of money. Council Member Allen inquired why developers were not asking for larger lots. Mr. Gooch replied that higher density means more money. He inquired if the developers? right to develop overrode their rights. Paul Iverson commented that when residents complained about the construction of City ballfields in Little Valley, the City?s response was that it was master planned for ballfields. Little Valley was master planned to stay non-dense. Now the master plan is being changed. The City is doing a fliop-flop and the citizens in the area are not in favor of it. Developers are in favor of it because it means more money for them. He stated it did not behoove the City Council to become a part of the process of making sure developers maximize their profits. A 100' buffer zone is no buffer zone, as it was originally presented as 200'. The current City ordinance will not allow non-agricultural development closer than 100' to livestock corrals. He stated he was also speaking on behalf of DeVon Child, who is concerned a buffer is not proposed around his property. He stated there were still other open areas to develop in St. George to the south. He stated that beauty is in the eye of the beholder and everyone who lives on a large lot purchased that lot because they preferred it over a well-manicured subdivision. He urged the City Council to allow the citizens who live in Little Valley to keep their lifestyle; the lifestyle that Little Valley was master planned for. St. George City Council Minutes March 1, 2007 Page Twelve Kim Johnson, a 4H leader, advised that she purchased her property with agricultural use in mind. She stated she agreed with Paul Gooch. She expressed concern that new residents will complaint about the animals, and expressed concern about horses traveling on the same asphalt trails as bikes and pedestrians. Council Member Allen replied that the trails would not be asphalt. Council Member Orton replied that the City has not been able to acquire trail easements everywhere, so a 15' multi-purpose trail is better than none. Council Member Gardner commented that on mountain trails it is common for horses to meet hikers on a 3' trail. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that the trails will vary from location to location, and ideally are 25' wide, with two separate trails because horses and bikes do not mix. Where the City has 25', there will be two trails, but in some areas there may be only one trail 10-15' wide. Curt Gordon, representing private property owners and SITLA, expressed support for the plan and stated that failing to plan meant planning to fail. If the City did not adopt some kind of plan that provides a development framework, it will have a hodge podge of development. He stated he was aware of the hard work and good thinking that has gone into the plan and he was anxious to implement these exciting concepts such as the buffer areas. The general plan won?t force anyone to change their property use or give up what they have now. He stated he would object to keeping agricultural areas contiguous because so many trails and areas of open space have been provided. Lorin Nielson advised that he represented owners of 14 acres located east of the elementary school, south of the ballfields, and west of Little Valley Road, advised that they asked him to relay their feelings to the City Council that the medium and medium-high density categories proposed for their properties work for them and they urge approval of the plan. Bill Cox, a resident south of Little Valley Road near the new ball diamonds, expressed support for the plan and stated he liked the master plan concept. Mike McGregor commented that while the proposal had merit, it was not good for the entire area. He suggested that Little Valley be divided into at least three or four areas. He stated the proposed plan had only developers in mind and was not what the majority of the populous wanted. He said an original County charter designated the Little Valley area for not less than one acre lots. He stated the area south of 2450 South is currently used for large animals, and except for the Ed Burgess property, the owners in Horseman?s Park are very opposed to this change and have no intention of going away. He then read from a handout provided to the Mayor and Council entitled ?Regarding the Little Valley Sub Area Plan and Alternatives.? An unidentified woman commented that she did not want to leave St. George, and appreciated the trails. She stated that pedestrians and horses don?t mix, and she would appreciate two different trails. She inquired of the City Council if they wanted any agricultural area in St. George. She stated the proposed plan is the reversal of the current master plan and is a catch-all, suggesting that anyone can do anything in this area. Jim Raines commented he was not representing any one developer. He distributed a map of the area. He stated that developers of 1160 acres of the 3300 acres in Little Valley hired his firm to look at various land uses in the area, and he represents those people as indicated on the map. He stated the developers he represents are not looking to develop anything under R-1-10. Some want to annex. He stated he was active in the Washington Fields general plan change, and the bonus density program used by Washington City was a good idea but in practice is not working well. He stated there St. George City Council Minutes March 1, 2007 Page Thirteen are half acre horse lots available to purchase but inexpensive tracts of land with large lots no longer exist. He encouraged adoption of the plan. Council Member Bunker suggested that Mr. Raines show the map to Mr. Gooch so he could see why preserving contiguous parcels of agricultural land was not possible. Mr. Raines replied that he did not have the authority to disclose the names of the people who had hired him, but if Mr. Gooch wanted to see the map he would show it to him after the meeting. An unidentified man commented that the ? acre horse property still available as referred to by Mr. Raines is still available because no one wants lots that small for horses. Ray Cox, a realtor, explained that his parents own 125 acres in Little Valley, and he applauded the Mayor and Council for their forward thinking. He stated that designating contiguous agricultural land would create new areas that would border agricultural land and would not solve anything. The market will tell the developers over time what is needed. At this point affordable housing is a pressing need in the community. He encouraged adoption of the plan and commented that even if the plan passes, it would not stop developers from creating large lots if the market asks for them. There being no further public comment, Mayor McArthur closed the public hearing. Council Member Gardner commented that at one time Mike McGregor was in favor of clustering, and he inquired of Mr. McGregor why he now opposed it. Mike McGregor replied that as set forth, the plan allows for thousands of acres of small lots. He stated that while he did not object to the property being developed, he wanted to see some heritage preserved. 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 Valley area, it would find that a majority of them have no intention of developing. Council Member Gardner requested further clarification of the proposed buffer zones, using the Seegmiller property as an example. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson replied that the Seegmiller piece is now a feed lot and is not an agricultural subdivision with people living in it. The buffer concept applies primarily to existing or future agricultural-type subdivisions. It is site specific and is more of a zoning decision. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that the issue is the general plan concept, and not specific zoning. The City can decide on the buffer with each specific zone change. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that when the City conducted its survey, the Child property was abandoned. If animals are now located on the property, the buffer will be a zoning decision made when someone develops adjacent to that property. With regard to the size of lots allowed, the City has never had a provision for 1,000 sq. ft. lots. There is a provision in the TND for lots as small as 3,200 sq. ft., but design standards and amenities are also required. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that a TND allows different size lots in the same neighborhood to meet different needs, but they are required to have extra open space and parks, etc. Council Member Allen commented that just because the densit...


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...ed in the plan as well as a possible hotel. He then reviewed slides of the parks, trails and open space plan and circulation plan. He advised the plan is subject to the hillside overlay zone as there are some steep slopes that will have to be avoided. The development agreement has been finalized and is ready for consideration. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that in the past the City has allowed projects of this size to proceed based on a conceptual plan. The development agreement is very specific and spells out the extras of the development. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson advised that the entire project will not be zoned PD; there are PD segments within the project, and the applicants will come back with more specific detail for those areas. The Mayor and Council will be seeing all preliminary and final plats. St. George City Council Minutes July 16, 2009 Page Two City Manager Gary Esplin commented that to the credit of the developers, they have agreed to develop neighborhood parks and set aside land for a community park. Staff feels good about the development agreement. Councilmember Bunker commented that due to the project?s size, she was not sure it contained enough school sites. Curt Gordon, representing Desert Canyons, explained that every zone has been defined by a legal description. He advised there are sites for two schools, one in each residential neighborhood, but they can make an accommodation for more, if needed. Councilmember Bunker inquired about fire stations. Mr. Gordon replied that a fire station is planned to be located off Interchange No. 6. He then presented a power point presentation covering cooperative efforts, history of the project, vision for the project, zone plan, residential zone summary, residential zones, commercial zone summary, commercial and mixed use zones, and open space, parks and trails. He advised that 20 acres have been set aside for neighborhood parks and a ten acre community park site will be dedicated to the City adja...


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...lify for the funding. This is the first portion of a plan to renovate the parks. APPROVAL OF CONTRACT: Consider approval of a UDOT cooperative agreement for design of the Valley View bridge. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood explained that the City?s portion of the project is $210,146.67. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that at the time of the flood, this bridge was high enough on the federal funding list for replacement. Due to a new federal law, Utah lost a significant portion of funding for bridges, and this bridge was taken off of the list. The City now has a temporary bridge in place with no funding to restore it. The City does, however, have funds for planning. Staff?s recommendation is to go ahead with design of the bridge in case someone else?s project does not go through and the City could then step up and use those funds to do the project. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Allen to approve the contract. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. APPROVAL OF CONTRACT: Consider approval of a professional services agreement with Sunrise Engineering to design the Snow Park frontage road, traffic signal and detention basin. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood recommended approval of the contract in the amount of $90,400. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that this road will begin by the Fiesta Fun Center and go along the freeway non-access fence and connect with 400 East. It has been on the master road plan for quite a while. The City has been waiting for developers to develop adjacent vacant property in order to share costs of the project. Staff recommends that the design of the road be done in order to figure out how to fund the project. This road will take a significant amount of traffic off 700 South and provide an alternate route through this area. A decision will have to be made whether to pay for it entirely, or wait for adjacent property owners to develop their property. Council Member Orton inquired if all necessary rights-of-way had been obtained. City Manager Gary Esplin replied that the City is still working on rights-of-way past the care center area. Council Member Whatcott inquired if the road past Dixie Middle School could be designed as part of this project. City Manager Gary Esplin replied that the overall long term plan might change since the seminary is being moved. While connection of the road past Dixie Middle School may now be possible, it is not part of this design contract. Council Member Gardner commented that it made sense to secure all the rights-of-way before spending any money. City Manager Gary Esplin replied that OK Kids indicated it would work with the City, and the City can always condemn the needed right-of-way if it has to. St. George City Council Minutes November 16, 2006 Page Four MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the contract. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. APPROVAL OF CONTRACT: Consider approval of a professional services agreement with McNeil Engineering to design the Commerce Drive (4150 South) road improvement project. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood recommended approval of a contract with McNeil Engineering in the amount of $21,500. Council Member Orton inquired if the cost of this road was being shared with the developers of the Ft. Pierce Industrial Park. City Manager Gary Esplin replied that this road is in front of the armory and Western Rock. The City is also trying to pull in SunRoc and one other property owner to work together to cut down dust. All property owners are paying their fair share, and the armory has indicated that they are willing to cooperate. Mayor McArthur commented that during his meeting with the Governor, the Governor said he would try and get funding for the project. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that staff would like to get the engineering for the project done and move forward with design. Council Member Allen inquired if the road would be totally finished and landscaped. City Manager Gary Esplin replied the road would be black-topped, but he did not know about landscaping. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton 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. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for two ? ton pickups for the Water Services Department. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood recommended award of the bid to the low bidder, Ken Garff Ford, under the state contract in the amount of $27,221. St. George Ford was given the opportunity to match the low bid, but declined. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to award the bid to the low bidder, Ken Garff Ford, in the amount of $27,221. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. Council Member Bunker inquired if all the vehicles needed for the different departments were bid as one package. Ms. Hood replied they are bid as one package, then separated by department. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the state contract is huge and therefore so is the discount so it is difficult for local dealers to match the bid. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for asphalt, concrete, sand and gravel. St. George City Council Minutes November 16, 2006 Page Five Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised that four bids were received. She recommended award of the bid to the low bidder, Western Rock, in an amount not to exceed $75,000 for the year. The Streets Department will use Western Rock whenever possible, but if they have small jobs and Western Rock is not available, they will use the next lowest bidder. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to award the bid to Western Rock in an amount not to exceed $75,000 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 a 2007 chassis/cab 10 wheel with pusher axle for the Water Services Department. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood recommended purchase off the State contract with Lake City International in the amount of $98,752.56. They have a repair facility in St. George. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to award the bid to Lake City International in the amount of $98,752.56. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for a Tractor 10 wheel chassis/cab for the Wastewater Treatment Plant. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood recommended purchase through the State contract with Lake City International in the amount of $98,226.16. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that this chassis/cab and the one awarded just previous to this item are for different departments and because they are used every day, they cannot be shared between the departments. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to award the bid to Lake City International in the amount of $98,226.16. 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 2007 10 wheel chassis/cab to mount a VACCON sewer combo machine for the Wastewater Collections Division. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood recommended purchase off the State contract with Lake City International in the amount of $87,318.56. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to award the bid to Lake City International in the amount of $87,318.56. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. Council Member Whatcott commented that the City Council approved purchase of these items as part of the budget process. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for concrete and asphalt cutting for the Streets, Water and Wastewater Divisions. St. George City Council Minutes November 16, 2006 Page Six Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised that bids were received from two vendors. Both bidders have had blanket orders with the City for the past three years. She recommended award of the bid to the low bidder, Trueline, in an amount not to exceed $40,000 for the year. If Trueline is unavailable, Quick Cut will be used. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to award the bid to Trueline in an amount not to exceed $40,000 for the year. Ms. Hood explained that it is more cost effective to bid out this service than perform it in-house. Last year Quick Cut was the low bidder, but both companies were used. 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 to perform maintenance on Clarifier 2 at the Wastewater Treatment Plant. This item as tabled. APPROVE CONTRACT: Consider approval of an amendment to the existing Operations and Maintenance Agreement with General Electric International, Inc. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood explained that there is no cost change to the existing contract, just an allocation of hours and billing rate. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to approve the amendment to the contract. 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 five F-150 pickups for the Police Department. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood recommended award of the bid to Ken Garff Ford through the State contract in the amount of $130,760.75. St. George Ford was given the chance to match the low bid, but declined. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that one truck will be used for undercover work, one will be used by the Communications Center, and three will be used by the Bike Division. Council Member Allen commented that trucks hold their value better than cars. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to award the bid to Ken Garff Ford in the amount of $130,760.75. 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/LOCAL CONSENT: Consider approval of an on-premise beer license and local consent for a full service restaurant liquor license. Sheila Brown, Texas Roadhouse, applicant. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the restaurant is located at 2654 E. Red Cliffs Drive and the application meets all City requirements. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to approve the 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. St. George City Council Minutes November 16, 2006 Page Seven PUBLIC HEARING/PRELIMINARY PLAT: Public hearing to consider approval of the preliminary plat for The Trails Phase 1 located on the east side of U-18 at 3600 North. Stacy Young, Quality Development, applicant. Project Engineer Kathy Hasfurther explained that the project will consist of an overpass off U-18, but no roundabouts. A park will be built in the initial phase of the project. Staff?s concern is with UDOT and the time it takes them to build the overpass and interchanges as the physical right-of-way is not determined until they are built. The developer is working with the City?s Parks Department to build the park to City requirements. All of the project will have to be served by a sewer lift station. 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 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/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider approval of a zone change from R-1-10 and OS to PD Residential on property located west of Pioneer Road adjacent to the Calvary Church. Steve Wilson, applicant. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that this item was tabled from the November 2 City Council meeting. Colored renderings have been supplied to the Mayor and Council. The applicant has met with owner of property in the river flood plain about access and feels the issue has been resolved. The plan is to accommodate his access needs with a gate and key. Another item raised at the last meeting was housing affordability, and the applicant has set aside nine lots and will charge $180,000 for these homes and lots. The project is 52.6 acres and is currently zoned R-1-10 with a density of 168 homes. The applicant proposes 193 homes. In addition, the applicant will provide a sewer easement along the edge of the project to allow for gravity flow and removal of a sewer pump station. The applicant will provide a neighborhood park. A City trail will be built over the sewer easement. The developer has committed to building the park and trail. Mr. Nicholson explained that access to the lots in the river flood plain would be accessed perpendicular to the trail along the main sewer trunk line on the road to access the manholes. The proposed trail is part of the City?s trail system. He explained that current legislation limited a city?s ability to condemn for a trail easement. Council Member Whatcott commented that this trail is over a sewer line which the City can condemn for. He commented that the sewer line and trail would go in no matter what happened with this property, and nothing extra from the developer is being given that has not already been planned by the City to be there. Mr. Nicholson replied that the developer has offered to build a neighborhood park. Council Member Orton inquired of Mr. Nicholson if he felt nine lots for affordable housing was enough given the fact that the developer is asking for a PD. Mr. Nicholson replied that the proposal has lots ranging from 5,000 sq. ft. to 15,000 sq. ft., and the applicant?s theory for affordable housing is based on the market approach. Smaller lots with smaller homes will be less costly. He advised that the applicant told him that if the City develops some type of program to limit equity by creating longer term restrictions to maintain affordability, he will be glad to work with the City or the Housing Authority. However, right now he is relying on the market approach. St. George City Council Minutes November 16, 2006 Page Eight Council Member Orton commented that the City Council has told staff that the market approach will no longer suffice. He suggested 20% of the lots should be for affordable housing with the developer getting $40,000 per affordable housing lot which the City can turn over to the Housing Authority. The lots can be randomly selected and this can be a win-win for everyone. He stated he felt bad that the City Council had not had an opportunity to approve an affordable housing plan after talking about it for nine months. Mr. Nicholson replied that the County has a workforce housing committee which is conducting an analysis and will have recommendations before the end of the year. Council Member Orton commented that if the City Council did not start now, it would be giving additional density and gaining nothing. He expressed disappointment that this item was back on the City Council agenda without an opportunity to meet with staff, and he felt nine lots for affordable housing was not enough. Council Member Allen advised that she was a member of the County?s workforce housing committee, and it would not even be meeting again until January or February. Council Member Whatcott commented that the City Council and staff have been talking about this issue since January and still have not been able to move anywhere. He stated he agreed with Council Member Orton that for this item to come before the City Council and ask for more density without giving anything back to workforce housing is, in his opinion, a slap in the face. He stated he hoped the applicant would be bringing more to the table than he did last time. Steve Wilson, applicant, stated he was stunned and felt he was giving up something. He is providing two to three acres of ground at market value on the river for an easement, and he is going to pay for the trail and park. He stated he can go back to an R-1-10 zoning designation without providing any affordable housing or park and charge the City for the ground. Mayor McArthur inquired of the applicant is he could designate more than nine lots for affordable housing. Mr. Wilson replied that other places will take a fee in lieu of. This is an option, but he did not know if it worked. Council Member Orton suggested that the lots be administered through a non-profit company like the Housing Authority who will put restrictions on them, with the goal being to blend into the neighborhood so no one knows which homes are subsidized. Mr. Wilson stated he was anxious to move forward, and the City is anxious for its sewer easement. He stated he has a beautiful R-1-10 design, but he thought this PD plan was a fair trade. Council Member Allen advised that a fee in lieu does not work. Council Member Gardner inquired how long it would be before the City could come up with some kind of affordable housing recommendation. Mr. Wilson commented that he could not develop the lots and pay for the ground at $40,000 per lot. Council Member Orton replied that $40,000 per lot would make him whole, and it is better than the City saying it wants 20% of the lots at no charge. Council Member Allen commented that the Housing Authority would be willing to administer the program. St. George City Council Minutes November 16, 2006 Page Nine Mr. Wilson commented that he could not wait two to three more months. He stated he would be willing to commit to some affordable housing administered by the Housing Authority, but if he has to wait that long he will just bring the project back as an R-1-10 project. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that staff needs direction from the City Council whether it wants to do its own affordable housing program without the rest of the county. If so, staff could probably put something together but not immediately. Council Member Gardner inquired if the City could move forward with a development agreement if the applicant was willing. City Manager Gary Esplin replied that if the applicant comes in with an R-1-10 project that meets City standards, the City cannot deny the request. To be fair to the developer and the community, the City needs time to put something together. This could be done for the work meeting on November 30. Mr. Wilson advised that the density was set without anticipation of any of this, and if he had known what the City wanted or required, he would have come in with higher density so that it would be easier to provide more affordable housing units. He stated that affordable housing units do no blend in with higher end homes. He stated he was anxious to work with the City but he would either have to go back to the drawing board and ask for more density, or go back to an R-1-10 project. Council Member Allen reported that at the last County workforce housing meeting, it was stated that there would not be a county-wide ordinance requiring all communities to participate. Each community has the option to do its own thing. Rick Rosenberg explained that design guidelines for small subdivisions and multi-family projects were presented by Jeff Winston at the County workforce housing meeting. However, it is up to every community to adopt its own ordinance, and the County has no authority to require this. Council Member Orton commented that it would not make sense to have a 5,000 sq. ft. lot subdivision up against all the half-acre lots in the area. The City would like a subdivision equally as nice as an R-1-10 subdivision. Mr. Wilson explained that with regard to access, he met with Mr. Fawcett and Mr. Morby two weeks ago to go over the design of the project and show them the accesses. There are 36 lots in the Tarleton Blair survey and all of them are in the river plain. Mr. Fawcett asked for a gate, and Mr. Morby?s property is north of the project. City Attorney Shawn Guzman explained that he spoke with Mr. Fawcett and explained to him that all he is entitled to is what he now has. The developer will allow access, but he does not have to build a ramp to get to Mr. Fawcett?s property. If Mr. Fawcett wants vehicular access to his property, he is responsible for that. Council Member Whatcott inquired what would happen ten years from now when one of the lots has been rip rapped or elevated out of the flood plain and the owner wants to develop it. He inquired if this meant that the owner would have to drive over the sewer easement and trail to access his or her property. Mr. Guzman replied that access across the trail would be required. The owners could not drive down the trail, but access could be required to cross it. Council Member Whatcott inquired of Mr. Wilson if the park would be developed or a left as a primitive park. Mr. Wilson replied that the park would be fully developed with a pavilion, swings, and a picnic area. St. George City Council Minutes November 16, 2006 Page Ten City Attorney Shawn Guzman clarified that the minimum acreage required for a neighborhood park is four acres. Mr. Wilson replied that the park exceeds four acres. Leisure Services Director Kent Perkins advised he thought the park area was less than four acres. Mayor McArthur advised Mr. Wilson that the park requirement would have to be met before he could proceed. Council Member Whatcott inquired of Mr. Wilson how many lots were over 10,000 sq. ft., and how many were 8,000 sq. ft. Mr. Wilson replied he did not know but could get the figures. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that the City?s timeline would be at least until the first of the year. It would take a month to six weeks to draft something as every city uses a different method. He suggested that any attainable housing be guaranteed to remain such for ten years. Council Member Allen commented that an affordable housing project in Springdale has a fifteen year minimum and has been done through a development agreement. They are working with Color Country Housing. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that staff has not been sitting idle. It has been working with the County on its affordable housing plan, did a lot size averaging ordinance, a TND ordinance, and is streamlining the review process. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that there is a difference of opinion on the sewer easement. There are also concurrency issues as the sewer service in that area may not be adequate to serve the entire project through the Sun River line. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, Mayor McArthur closed the public hearing. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to table the item and work with Mr. Wilson to see if the City can come back with something that makes sense by the first week in January. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/PRELIMINARY PLAT: Public hearing to consider approval of the preliminary plat for the Southgate Townhomes located at 2025 South Circle, east of Mirage Estates and adjacent to the I-15 right-of-way. Rob Reid, agent. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that this item was tabled from the October 5 City Council meeting in order to make a site visit. The City Council had concerns about the building heights and traffic. 65 townhome units are proposed in an R-3 zone. This property was changed from commercial to R-3 in 1994. The proposed townhomes are a permitted use, along with apartments and multi-family housing. Rick Rosenberg explained that a 3D model will be presented based on actual photography of the site and view shed. Mayor McArthur advised that his concerns were addressed as far as the power line. St. George City Council Minutes November 16, 2006 Page Eleven Mr. Rosenberg explained that from the freeway view, the homes will be cut into the hillside and the hill will not be disturbed. Council Member Bunker inquired about landscaping on the freeway side of the project. An unidentified man explained that the landscaping will be the same on the back side of the project as on the front side. Council Member Bunker inquired about access from 2025 South Circle, and expressed concern that there would be a lot of parking on the street. An unidentified man replied that the issue of fencing had not yet been addressed. Berms will be put in for now. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised that it looked like the freeway signs were partially blocked. He advised the applicants that the City will not allow the signs to be raised. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. Cliff Spendlove commented that the project is a good use of the land, but his concern is with traffic and the high density. He suggested that building a road from the Ford dealership to 2025 South Circle would relieve a lot of traffic on Bluff and Hilton. Tyler Hoskins, Hoskins Engineering, advised that he has been working with Rosenberg to study the site and has taken real traffic counts backed by national standards. Based on trip generation, 381 trips a day will be generated. In peak hours 34 trips will be generated out of the project. The peak hour is 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. There are about 1600 cars a day that travel 2025 South. The proposed project will increase traffic by 20%. He explained that he also worked with the City?s Traffic Engineer, Aron Baker, to analyze the intersection of 2025 South and Balboa, and it operates at an ?A? level of service, a premium condition. They also looked at the intersection on the hill where there is very little traffic. 2025 South is a major collector for the City?s master transportation plan which means per City standards there can be between 2000-6000 cars a day on that roadway. The projected 2000 cars a day is at the bottom level of that scale. It may be best to restripe the road to provide two through-lanes and a 12' center turn lane, with 8' of parking on both sides of the road which can be accommodated by the current pavement width. This road will eventually be widened to 66'. Don Cluff advised that he has two homes in the area because he loves the area and the views. He stated that the proposed project will impact his views and property values. He inquired who would maintain the buildings in the future. He stated there was little place for the children to play in the development, and that it was important to address parks and playground areas in the development. He stated he did not feel this location was appropriate for a family development as it was located adjacent to power lines and billboards. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that the units will be owner-occupied, and the developer is entitled to develop a multiple family housing project, even apartments. Allowed density is 13 units per acre, and this project is well under that at 9 units per acre. The property is zoned for multiple family use. The applicants have indicated they will landscape along the freeway. Council Member Orton inquired if the project met the City?s height ordinance. Mr. Nicholson replied that it did. 2.5 story homes are permitted. City Manager Gary Esplin clarified that at the last City Council meeting when this was discussed, the City Attorney gave his legal opinion on vesting of this property. Vesting means that applicant has vested rights with regard to developing his property, and the St. George City Council Minutes November 16, 2006 Page Twelve City cannot change the zone to something less dense. The property is already zoned R-3. Jim Otis commented that he has lived in the area 13 years and traffic is a nightmare and will become a safety issue. He suggested delaying the project until infrastructure was in place. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that in conjunction with the State, the City plans to move the ramp on the north side of the bridge on the freeway to allow for more stacking distance. A new access to the I-15 will be built, and the City is working with the state and federal government to solve this problem and major changes will be made next year. Mr. Hoskins commented that he was mistaken, and 2025 South is a 60' road, not a 66' road, which allows between 1250 and 2000 cars a day. It is still a collector road and there is enough capacity to handle 2000 cars a day. The proposed restriping will not work unless parking is eliminated on one side of the road. Colleen Caputo expressed concern about families living in the proposed environment which consists of buildings and asphalt. The only green spaces identified as play areas are small and located by the substation and on the south end of the project by the road. There is only one parking stall for every apartment and 12 extras. Most families have two cars which means cars will park on 2025 South. Karen Heath inquired how far up the hill the subdivision would extend. Mr. Hoskins replied that it would not go up the hill at all. Ms. Heath inquired if there would be blasting. Mr. Hoskins replied that he did not know. Ms. Heath commented she would like to see no parking on the road. Steve Foisy inquired if the 2000 cars per day took into account the growth above Southgate and new development. Mayor McArthur replied that it did not. Dawn Sandberg inquired if the sidewalks would be left in place. Mayor McArthur advised that the City is trying to work with the Mirage Homeowners with regard to the sidewalk to make sure it is filled in and taken care of. A sidewalk will be required in front of the proposed project. Ms. Sandberg commented that huge motor homes park on the street across from her home, and with cars all along the other side of the street, this would make it that much more narrow. Karen Spendlove expressed concern about large units being built in front of normal-sized homes, children playing near cars, and cars parking on the street. Ed Arbuckle inquired if the height of the structures would be measured from the street level. Mayor McArthur replied that because of the sloping street it would be averaged. Mr. Arbuckle commented that it was his understanding the foundation had to be one foot above the street level. St. George City Council Minutes November 16, 2006 Page Thirteen June Bertram expressed concern about traffic problems and commented that it was difficult to see cars coming because of the curves. Kathleen Benson commented that if this project were built in addition to others up above, a stop light will be needed. Rick Rosenberg explained that the units will be owner-occupied, and a homeowners association will be formed to maintain all the common area and building exteriors so that all the landscaping will be maintained consistently and there is architectural control. The developer is willing to put in playground equipment, but this decision may be made by the homeowners association due to liability. There are no playground plans as of yet. The playground areas meet City requirements. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson advised that the playground requirement is 200 sq. ft. per unit, and the applicant has 13,000 sq. ft. of playground space. Rick Rosenberg advised that there is also nearly two acres of permanent open space in a do not disturb area. Council Member Bunker advised that during the site visit, the applicant said the lower Power lines were going to be buried and only the higher lines would remain. Mr. Rosenberg replied that all of the service lines that service the site will be buried. Two parking spaces per unit have been provided with 11 extra guest parking spaces on site. New sidewalk will be installed. The units on the south end near the south driveway are below road grade, and the buildings on the north are 3' above road grade. Units in the back will be lower than the street. Dawn Sandberg suggested the park space be measured. Mayor McArthur replied that the park space met the City?s ordinance. There being no further public comment, Mayor McArthur closed the public hearing. Council Member Bunker commented that the questions she previously had were answered to her satisfaction. The project is a high quality project and there has been a lot of interest by people who live in the east and want to purchase the units as a second home. All of these things make her feel better about the project. Mayor McArthur commented that the roof lines are in line with those of Mirage Estates within a few feet. Council Member Gardner commented that the proposed project is a great improvement over what could be located on the site, and as far as neighborhood concerns, it could be a much worse scenario. The applicant has been sensitive to the input and individual ownership is better than a rental situation. He stated he hoped the landscaping from the freeway side would be given great consideration, and any approval will require this landscaping. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to approve the preliminary plat 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. Mayor McArthur called for a five minute break. Upon conclusion of the five minute break, the meeting resumed. Council Member Bunker had not yet returned to the stand. St. George City Council Minutes November 16, 2006 Page Fourteen RESOLUTION: Consider approval of a resolution for bond proceeds reimbursement. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that approval of this resolution will allow the City to be reimbursed from future bond proceed issues for various power projects the City will participate in next year. Mayor McArthur advised that the amount is not to exceed $20 million. Council Member Bunker returned to the stand. 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 Whatcott - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Bunker - abstained The motion carried. RESOLUTION: Consider approval of a resolution accepting a deed of dedication for hillside property at 700 South on Bluff Street. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the property owners are willing to deed hillside property to the City in order to preserve it. This hillside property has not been disturbed. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the resolution. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Bunker - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. RESOLUTION: Consider approval of a resolution accepting a deed of dedication for road easements located at 3400 East and 2000 South Streets. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the property owner is building a home but the road in not entirely improved at this point. The property owners are dedication their portion of the roadway. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton 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 Orton - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Allen - aye St. George City Council Minutes November 16, 2006 Page Fifteen Council Member Bunker - aye Council Member Gardner - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. RESOLUTION: Consider approval of a resolution approving an interlocal agreement with the St. George Redevelopment Agency. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the City Council previously authorized entering into and creating a community development area in the Ft. Pierce Industrial Park area. It now needs to adopt a formal interlocal agreement between the City and RDA. He recommended approval. The terms are for 15 years the CDA will receive 100% of the tax generated in that area, but any tax increases will go to the entities involved. The City Attorney will prepare the document and it will be brought back to the City Council when it has been approved by the other entities involved. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the resolution. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Bunker - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. RESOLUTION: Consider approval of a resolution abandoning the Haskell Annexation. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that this annexation was approved on April 6, 2006, with the stipulation that the applicant had to dedicate necessary rights-of-way to allow the City, if it so chooses, to use that right-of-way to connect Plantations Drive, even if it is still in the County. The applicant, Mr. Burgess, is not willing to agree to the stipulation so staff recommends that we rescind the annexation. The applicant can start over if he so chooses to do so. Council Member Gardner inquired if the applicant was aware of this action. Mr. Esplin replied that City staff has been negotiating with him since April, and he is aware of the City?s action. He explained that in any annexation the City can make demands or attach conditions to the annexation. Mr. Burgess?s attorney has made a request for additional compensation from the City. The City is not willing to meet this condition. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton 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 Orton - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Bunker - aye Council Member Allen - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. St. George City Council Minutes November 16, 2006 Page Sixteen SET PUBLIC HEARINGS: Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held November 14, 2006, recommended that public hearings be scheduled for December 7, 2006 at 5:00 p.m. to consider (1) a zone change from R-1-10 to PD on 2.24 acres for Wailea Falls Phase 4 located next to Wailea Falls Phase 2 in the Stonebridge development; (2) a zone change from R-1-10 to C-3 on 3.11 acres located on the west side of Bluff Street at 500 North Street; (3) a proposed amendment to the St. George City Code to allow setbacks established by distance to use; and 94) a proposed amendment to the St. George City Code to allow detached private garages and accessory buildings in the side yard if within the setbacks established by the zone. City Manager Gary Esplin suggested that the request for a zone change for Wailea Falls Phase 4 be tabled because an increase in density is being requested and the City is not yet ready to address this issue with regard to affordable housing. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to set the public hearings as recommended by the Planning Commission, except for the request for Wailea Falls Phase 4, which was not set at this time. 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: Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held November 14, 2006, recommended approval of the following final plats: Stone Valley Estates, Sun River Phase 20, Sun River Phase 28, and the Joshuas at Southgate Phase 2 Amended. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the final plats. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT: Consider approval of a conditional use permit to construct an intermediate school in an RE-12.5 zone located on Horseman Park Drive adjacent to the City?s softball complex. Washington County School District, applicant. City Planner Ray Snyder advised that the Planning Commission recommends approval. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that there has been a cooperative effort with the School District in development of this school, as the property the school sits on is owned by the City. The City and School District are jointly developing the softball complex and share use of the fields. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to approve the conditional use permit. 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 construct an elementary school in an R-1-10 zone located at approximately 700 East on Riverside Drive. Washington County School District, applicant. City Planner Ray Snyder advised that the Planning Commission recommends approval. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that access still needs to be worked through. It is the City?s responsibility to make certain there is access. The City is also trying to resolve the issue of the erosion boundary line as it also has the responsibility to make sure the site can be built on. The timeline is critical because the state wants to be in St. George City Council Minutes November 16, 2006 Page Seventeen a position to take control of the old West Elementary school one year from January. The City has the power of condemnation if need be, and it has a consultant on board to make sure erosion protection is obtained. Council Member Gardner commented that when this piece of property was acquired from the Foremaster family, it was with the idea that it would remain open space. He inquired how much field space was included in the plan and where it was located. He inquired if the School District was going to redefine the boundaries between east and west. Phil Williams, representing the School District, replied that he was not involved in boundary line decisions. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the conditional use permit subject to the settling of remaining issues. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. Phil Williams advised that the School District expects to award the contract on January 16. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT: Consider approval of a conditional use permit to construct a church on the north side of Valley View Drive and south of Indian Hills Drive in an RE-37.5 zone. New Promise Lutheran Church, applicant. City Planner Ray Snyder explained that the 9,200 sq. ft. building would contain a sanctuary, multi-purpose room, classrooms and corridor. The site is 2.25 acres. The Planning Commission recommends approval subject to traffic engineering approval. Ward Dawson, architect, advised that he will begin the project right away. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the conditional use permit. 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 construct a detached garage with a height up to 19' located at 2542 East 2300 South in the Crimson Cliffs Subdivision. Mr. Hammond, applicant. City Planner Ray Snyder advised that this request is in harmony with those previously approved. The garage was originally designed to have a second story, but it will be redesigned. Council Member Gardner inquired if the view corridors would be protected. He was advised that they would be. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the conditional use permit. 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 an in-home pre-school for up to 12 children in a residence located at 1461 West Geronimo Street. Lisa Mace, applicant. St. George City Council Minutes November 16, 2006 Page Eighteen City Planner Ray Snyder explained that this item was carried over from a previous City Council meeting in order to make a site visit. Code Enforcement advises that all issues have been cleared, and the Fire Department indicates their approval. A request was made for a copy of a traffic study and staff?s response was that a traffic study is not required for a residential preschool. Mayor McArthur advised that no public comment would be taken, as enough time was spent on it at the previous City Council meeting. Inspection reports have been received indicating that corrections were completed. He advised that he received two letters from the attorney representing the neighborhood with recommended conditions, a letter in favor of it, and a petition in favor of it. Council Member Whatcott inquired if the Fire Department had approved the preschool for 10 children rather than 12. Fire Chief Robert Stoker advised that the applicant has requested 12 children, but there is a problem with square footage because of a room divider. If the divider is removed, there is room for 13. He stated that right now it is limited to 10 children until the room divider is removed. When it is removed, he will perform a reinspection and increase the number allowed to 12. Council Member Bunker inquired if the new fence excluded the trampoline so that the children could not access it. Mr. Snyder advised that it had not been excluded from the play area. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised that if the ordinance allows for a conditional use in an area and the City has specified the stipulations, and those stipulations are met, the City has to approve the conditional use. The City can also use past precedence in making a determination, and it has approved numerous in-home preschools in the past while routinely placing conditions, such as number of children, hours of operation, but without a lot of detail. A copy of letter has been received from the neighborhood?s attorney requesting certain conditions be applied, but the City has never done anything that far-reaching or technical, and it would be out of line to do so now. Council Member Bunker commented that this was a difficult decision and it has been sad to see the schism in the neighborhood and lack of neighborly love as it will take a long time to heal when words have been said which shouldn?t have been said. The City Council does not have a lot of leeway as all of the concerns have been met. She stated there originally was a concern about traffic because there are no sidewalks or curb and gutter, but she has visited the site several times and does not think it will be a big problem. The applicant can have eight children in the preschool without City Council approval. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to approve the request for ten children until March, 2007 during which time if the applicant complies with the requirements to have 12 children, she may do so, and if there are no other ramifications or difficulties in the neighborhood. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised that the best way to approach the motion would be to approve it for 12 children subject to approval of the Fire Department. AMENDED MOTION: Council Member Bunker agreed to amend the motion as recommended by the City Attorney. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen. Council Member Orton advised that if there are problems, the issue can come back to the City Council. Council Member Allen commented that they would have to be reasonable complaints. St. George City Council Minutes November 16, 2006 Page Nineteen Council Member Gardner commented that he would like to have Mrs. Mace as a neighbor any day and all the children she could bring. He stated he was sorry the issue has caused so much animosity in the neighborhood and he was sure Mrs. Mace would do all she could to be considerate of the neighbors? concerns and keep the impact to a minimum, and that her intention is to be a good neighbor. 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 JLH Ventures. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that this lease was approved at the last City Council meeting but under a different name and at a different rate. The rate is 15? per sq. ft. rather than 1? per sq. ft. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to approve the airport ground lease. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. RESOLUTION: Consider approval of a resolution authorizing the issuance and sale of not more than $6,250,000 aggregate principal amount of general obligation refunding bonds, series 2006, 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 approval of this resolution will authorize issuance and sale of not more than $6,250,000 in refunding bonds. The City has the opportunity now in the market because of the interest rates to refinance this second series of bonds issued for parks and recreation purposes. The cost savings will be 3% - 4%. Between ...


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...of the operations not for staff salary and benefits. The SHAC is like the parks and the regular swimming pool; certain facilities don't pay for themselves but are an important part of the community. City Manager Esplin continued with the explanation of revenues. There are no changes in irrigation and cemetery fees. The court fines are up a little bit. Other revenues are from First Night, the Marathon and the Arts Festival. He noted interest income is down significantly. The transfers from other funds are charges made to other enterprise funds to cover costs of operations, collecting, billing and overhead. The total amount of revenue is projected to be $27,000,030. He cautioned the City Council not to spend the projected 2% increase in sales tax revenue until we have a better idea whether those increase will actually occur. Mayor McArthur commented the basic difference between 2002 and 2003 FY is the way the airport fund is handled. City Manger Esplin agreed. He reviewed expenses and provided an overview of General Government expenditures. There is no real change in General Government other than one new person in Administrative Services. A new position of a Webmaster is going to be created. He explained currently staff is trying to keep the web page up with 2 part time people. The proposal is to hire a full time Webmaster and eliminate the two part time positions. Mayor McArthur commented the web page is a necessary part of doing business. Council Member Orton asked if there have comments from citizens? City Manager Esplin indicated that citizens and City employees have commented on the web page and that it doesn't function well. He estimates the salary of the Webmaster will be about $40,000. Mayor McArthur asked if that Webmaster would be involved in developing a way for people to follow status of the permits online? City Manager Esplin explained the Building Department would get the program operating and the Webmaster would get the program working on the web page. He indicated the web page could be expanded and utilized more effectively if there was a Webmaster on staff. He explained there is nothing new in the Finance, Legal Services or City Buildings budgets. The integration of new Dixie Center people is new. The Building Maintenance department has asked for a couple of people for help in maintaining the buildings, however, he thinks some of the employees at the Dixie Center can help with that. Due to airport safety issues the Public Safety Department has hired 2 new people. It is anticipated about 6 months worth of federal funds will help with those costs. There will be overtime funds in budget to cover all of the shifts required for security. In 6 months the federal government will take over the security operations at the airport and the 2 new employees will be integrated into the police department. He explained the Drug Task Force received some monies through Senator Bennett's office. The Police Dispatch is a new account. All of the dispatch finances have been removed from the police budget and will now be billed off of the dispatch account. This is so the other entities will be able to review the account information if they choose to. City Manager Esplin explained the Fire Department asked for 8 new full time people to staff a new fire house on the west side of town and 20 new volunteers for various stations. He indicated he approved1 new fulltime position and 15 new volunteers. He told the Chief as long as there are people willing to volunteer; the City needs to let them because it keeps the community spirit going. The new fulltime position will be an Administrative Captain in charge of training. He explained the ride along program, which pays for volunteers to fill in for sifts when the full time personnel is short, has been very successful. Council Member Orton asked if there are adequate numbers of people on the volunteer list waiting line. Does the City maintain its fire rating status with this approach? City Manger Esplin indicated the insurance fire rating status has gone down, which is good. The department does get deductions on some things, such as not having the amount of ladder trucks recommended. He explained the only station that has a problem is the downtown one. There are no residences in that area so there are only 2 or 3 people that respond from that station. Council Member Orton asked if that is taken into consideration when adding volunteers? City Manager Esplin indicated it is. There are approximately 10 volunteers for each station. Mayor McArthur indicated there is a bill in the legislature to make anything that happens health wise after a fireman retires considered as work related. All incidents would fall under workers compensation, which could significantly affect workers compensation. City Manager Esplin explained those involved in the fire business have established a standard mandating the number of people in the vehicle before it can respond to a call. If the vehicle leaves and there is a problem, that standard will be used if it goes to court. He indicated the City has bypassed the regulation in the past because the fire department is part volunteer. The fire unions are primarily the group behind this issue because of job security. The fire department is proposing a new building in the Dixie Downs area and a new fire truck. Part of the new building will be a communications center. It will be a shell that won't be equipped right now. This would be a back up communications facility. Council Member Whatcott noted the personnel number in the Community Development Department went down. He asked if that is because Joe Empy has not been replaced? City Manager Esplin indicated it is an error as the position is being advertised at this time. The airport manager in the past has been part of the Community Development budget. The new airport manager will be part of the Public Works Department. The new airport manager will be on board June 3, 2002. He is from Cody Wyoming, has a degree in aeronautics from Denver and worked at the Denver Airport for a while. Jack Jeppson, the current manager, has been told he will move back into the building inspector position. Mr. Jeppson didn't meet the minimums requirements established for the position. Council Member Allen asked about the status Shanna Buehler. City Manger Esplin indicated Ms. Buehler has done a really good job. However, her husband is in bad health and she needs care for him. The City would like to keep her, so the department is considering hiring 2 part time people do fill in while Ms. Buehler's husband is ill so she can return to her job at a later date. City Manger Esplin explained the only new position in the Public Works Department is the new airport manager, which is now a full time position in that department. He is hoping the new airport manager will be able to take over some of the work done by the consultant. That would reduce consulting costs, which are about $240 per hour. The federal government is paying 90% of the consultant's fees, but Mr. Bullock has been told that the consultant should be used less. City Manager Esplin indicated in the Leisure Services Department budget there are 2 new positions for the Parks Department. The City has taken on several new parks and trails that have necessitated the need for the new positions. Parks Superintendent Scott has documented the cost to maintain common lands...


City Council Minutes 03/22/2001:
...ting in a five-plex. Mr. Walter explained he purchased the lots in the Parkside Subdivision under the assumption he could build a five-plex, but then discovered the tri-plex was illegal. He stated he would be willing to pay the impact fee for the third unit or resolve the issue in some other way so it could be combined with a duplex to result in a five-plex. Mr. Wright advised the lots could be combined, but this would require amending the plat with the consents of all property owners within the subdivision, or by public hearing. He advised Mr. Walter to meet with Deputy City Attorney Ron Read to begin the process for a plat amendment. DEMONSTRATION GARDEN: Julie from the Washington County Water Conservancy District presented a plan for a water conservation garden and inquired if the City would support the garden by donating property. It is hoped the demonstration garden will promote water-wise landscaping and educate the public on proper fertilization and irrigation technology and to familiarize the public on low maintenance landscape which uses less water and energy without compromising quality of life. Two to three acres is needed and the Tonaquint Park site would be ideal because the nature center and infrastructure is already in place. Councilmember Gardner commented the garden should be located where it can be seen. Parks Superintendent Lynne Scott advised that the Dixie Center site would not be large enough, but the Tonaquint site already has restrooms, parking, and access to a classroom in the Nature Center. Councilmember Whatcott expressed concern that acreage at the Tonaquint Park site was needed for a soccer field. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that while the Dixie Center site may not be the first choice, a lot of people would have exposure to the garden as they used the Dixie Center and trailhead. Ms. Scott advised that eventually a new parks maintenance building will be needed, and while a site has not been decided upon, one area high on the list is the Tonaquint site. Mayor McArthur commented that the original purpose for purchasing the Tonaquint area property was to expand the cemetery, and this use has already been infringed upon by the tennis complex. City Manager Gary Esplin commented serious problems exist with the current Parks Maintenance facility and it will either have to be razed and a new one constructed on the site, or relocated somewhere else. He commented that Kay Traveller expressed interest in trading some frontage along the Tonaquint cemetery site for property in the back, and perhaps this area could be used for a maintenance facility. Mr. Esplin commented that as much as he would like to see the demonstration garden located near the Dixie Center, the property is much too valuable. Councilmember Gardner suggested locating the demonstration garden behind Elks Field on the south end, or near the Woodward building or at Worthen Park in place of the maintenance facility. John Costanza, landscape architect, is designing the garden for free. He advised the Tonaquint location was best because of existing parking and restroom facilities, and would be compatible with uses at the park. The Dixie Center site would require a lot of up-front construction costs. Mayor McArthur commented that Tonaquint Park has been the site of the City’s Arbor Day celebration, and if there is room for everything, he liked the site. Councilmember Whatcott inquired why two to three acres was needed for the garden, and commented that the City should be realistic in its donation of property. Mayor McArthur commented that the City should be a leader and join with the District in adoption of the demonstration garden. 15% conservation will result in putting off major projects for five to six years and will save the City substantial money. Councilmember Orton suggested locating the garden at the Quail Creek water treatment plant. Councilmember Gardner commented that justification for the City’s participation should be location of the garden in a place where people will see and use it as an amenity. He expressed concern that location of the garden at Tonaquint would not provide sufficient exposure, and as there are already two parks and a nature center in this area, perhaps the City should disburse it...


City Council Minutes 04/18/2002:
...st use it efficiently. He commented some of the water used in schools and parks is irrigation water and not included in the 40 MGD produced in the culinary system. He explained the City is trying to use all water wisely, both culinary and irrigation water. CONSENT CALENDAR: Consider approval of the financial statement for March 2002. Council Member Isom moved to approve the consent calendar. Council Member Whatcott seconded motion. Mayor McArthur called for a vote as follows: Council Member Gardner – aye Council Member Isom – aye Council Member Orton – aye Council Member Whatcott – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. Council Member Orton commented that citizens should know what was on the financials, the golf courses had a record month. AWARD OF BIDS: Consider award of bid for the annual Safety Sidewalk Project. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen recommended the low bidder, AJ Construction be awarded the bid in the amount of $69,773.84. The work will be done from Sunset Blvd and Bluff to 700 South. Council Member Whatcott made a motion to award the bid in amount specified, seconded by Council Member Gardner. Mayor McArthur called for a vote as follows: Council Member Gardner – aye Council Member Isom – aye Council Member Orton – aye Council Member Whatcott – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. Consider award of bid for the installation of ADS pipe at 3000 East and 2450 South. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen indicated there were 5 bids received to supply and install 500 feet of 48" pipe. The bids were reviewed and she recommends the low bidder, Bryce Christensen, be awarded the bid for $56,912.00. Council Member Orton made a motion to award the bid in the amount specified. Motion seconded by Council Member Isom. Mayor McArthur called for a vote as follows: Council Member Gardner – aye Council Member Isom – aye Council Member Orton – aye Council Member Whatcott – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried Consider award of bid for an oil distribution truck for the Streets Department. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen indicated 4 bids were received. Staff recommends purchase of new truck for $86,844.00 from Cate Equipment. The truck will replace the 33 year old truck. Council Member Whatcott made a motion to award bid by for the new vehicle to Cate Equipment for $86,844.00. Council Member Isom seconded motion. Mayor McArthur called for a vote as follows: Council Member Gardner – aye Council Member Isom – aye Council Member Orton – aye Council Member Whatcott – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried SET PUBLIC HEARING Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised the Planning Commission, at it's meeting held April 9, 2002, recommends that a Public Hearing be scheduled for May 16, 2002 at 5:00 PM to consider an Amendment to the PD Zone for Anasazi Ridge at Entrada and also an Amendment to the City Zoning Ordinance Chapter 19-2.19.F and 19-C. There was discussion concerning the rezoning of the landscape portion of the ordinance. Associate Planner Bradley indicated that a key focus of staff is to remind people that greenery comes with trees, shrubbery and rock and also to encourage citizens to reduce the use grass. Council Member Orton made a motion to set a Public Hearing for May 16, 2002 at 5:OO pm to consider an amendment to the PD Zone for Anasazi Ridge at Entrada and an amendment to the City Zoning Ordinance Chapter 19-2.19.F and 19-C. Council Member Gardner seconded the motion. Mayor McArthur called for a vote as follows: Council Member Gardner – aye Council Member Isom – aye Council Member Orton – aye Council Member Whatcott – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried Approval of the final plat for Sun River at Sun River at St. George Phases 6 and 7 Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised the Planning Commission recommends approval of the final plats for Sun River at St. George Phases 6 with 47 units and 7 with 41 units, a total of 88 units. Darcy Stewart is the applicant. Council Member Gardner commented on the naming process, there is a development and street named Ironwood. He wondered if this is confusing for people. He thought in the address process the City tried to avoid using the same name for streets and developments. Associate Planner Mark Bradley indicated the applicant has gone through the procedure to obtain the name. He is not sure when it was acquired in relation to the naming of the street, but it did go through a review. He explained there are many names used quite often like Sun, Color. He indicated the staff does try to be cautious of using duplicate names and perhaps this is something to be checked into a little further. Council Member Gardner made a motion to approve final plats for Sun River for both phases 6 and 7. Motion was seconded by Council Member Orton to approve the 2 final plats for Sun River. Mayor McArthur called for a vote as follows: Council Member Gardner – aye Council Member Isom – aye Council Member Orton – aye Council Member Whatcott – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion to approve both final plats for Sun River carried Approval of preliminary plat for Hidden Valley Condominiums Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised the Planning Commission recommends approval of the preliminary Plat for Hidden Valley Condominiums with 266 units located south of Brigham Road across from the Bloomington Hills Elementary School. A traffic impact statement has been prepared. A warrant study is being done for a signal light in the area, the best location of the light and when it will go in. Steve Lawson is the applicant. Council Member Whatcott asked about number of water meters for the project. He asked if there will there be one meter per unit, or one meter for multiple units. Steve Lawson indicated the issue hasn't really addressed it yet. The condos will be sold as individual units. The first phase will include the clubhouse and pool. There will be 38 units in first phase. Mayor McArthur indicated he would rather have separate meters for each unit. He explained that owners in PUD's have asked the City to address that issue because of the problem of multiple users on one meter resulting in higher water costs per 1000 gallons when compared with residences on individual meters. City Manger Gary Esplin explained he has asked staff to come up with information on that issue. He doesn't think the policies have been amended to require projects to install individual meters. He asked if we charge an impact for each meter, does the ordinance have to be officially changed before additional impact fees can be charged. Council Member Whatcott indicated this is a question of pay now or pay later. If we make a transition and switch, with respect to PUD's developers will pay a higher impact fee for meters and homeowners will pay lower water rate. There was discussion regarding changing the ordinance and when it will be in affect. All PUD's in the City are being reviewed as well as the effect a change will have on revenue. Mayor McArthur asked if the trail system in the development will connect to the walking trails within the City. Don Lawson indicated that with proper planning it can all be connected together, but there are some major obstacles that make it complicated. Council Member Gardner asked if the developer will abide by whatever comes out in the traffic study? Don Lawson explained the study will be completed by next week and all issues will be resolved. Mayor McArthur reiterated the question, has the developer agreed to abide by traffic study? Don Lawson indicated yes the developer has agreed. He also advised the portion of road indicated on the map will be completed on both sides. Steve Lawson explained the development will be marketed as a starter homes. In the first phase homes will be priced around the low 80's. Council Member Whatcott commented the development is about 46% landscaped, which is very positive. It looks like less than ? of the landscape is in grass. He indicated the plan had conservation in mind in the design. Motion by Council Member Orton to approve the design review and preliminary plat as recommended by the Planning Commission for the Hidden Valley Condominium project. Motion seconded by Council Member Gardner. Mayor McArthur called for a vote as follows: Council Member Gardner – aye Council Member Isom – aye Council Member Orton – aye Council Member Whatcott – aye The vote was unanimous, motion carried PUBLIC HEARING Consider zone change from R-1-18 to C-3at the corner of 700 South and Main Street City Manager Gary Esplin explained this is a continuation of Dr Jim Ence's medical offices. The zone change request is for approximately one half of an acre of land. The area is zoned commercial and the Planning Commission recommends approval. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson indicated there was no opposition at the Planning Commission and he doesn't expect any now. Mayor McArthur declared the Public Hearing open and asked anyone in attendance to discuss the item to come to the microphone. Seeing none he closed the public hearing. Council Member Whatcott asked why we are looking at C3 instead of C2 zoning. He indicated there was discussion about 6 months ago regarding making C3 the minority zoning especially for commercial property located in residential areas of the City. Mr. Nicholson indicated C2 zone meets the need of the property owner, but the land they now own is C3 and they wanted to keep it all of the land C3 zone. The council discussed whether to approve C2 or C3. The discussion involved whether the zoning for C2 could be approved as the applicant applied for C3 zoning. It was decided that action could be taken on C2 zoning, although the public hearing was for a change to C3 as C2 is more restrictive than the C3 zoning. As C2 is more restrictive than C3 there is no requirement for re-notice of a zone change to C2. Council Member Isom made a motion to deny C3 zone change, Council Member Whatcott seconded motion. Mayor McArthur called for a vote as follows: Council Member Gardner – nay Council Member Isom – aye Council Member Orton – nay Council Member Whatcott – aye Mayor McArthur – aye Motion carried. Council Member Gardner made a motion to approve zone change from R18 to C2, motion seconded by Council Member Whatcott. Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote as follows: Council Member Gardner – aye Council Member Isom – aye Council Member Orton – aye Council Member Whatcott – aye The vote was unanimous, the motion carried Request for special event permit for the use of Snow Park on May 11, 2002 by Wal-Mart Council Member Isom made a motion to approve the special permit request, seconded by Council Member Orton. Mayor McArthur called for a vote as follows: Council Member Gardner – aye Council Member Isom – aye Council Member Orton – aye Council Member Whatcott – aye The vote was unanimous, the motion carried Consider a request for approval of a business license for a mobile oil changing business City Manager Esplin explained the reason this issue is before the council is to decide if this is an appropriate use under the City's mobile catering ordinance. Council Member Isom asked how glass companies that do windshield repair on site are handled? City Manager Esplin commented the issue is do they have an existing business, with a building in a proper zone. Will a mobile oil service business without the investment in a building, utility services etcetera be competing with those that have made these investments and do conduct business in area zoned for commercial use. Mayor McArthur commented the point is well taken that they do compete with established businesses that have street addresses. He asked how will people get a hold of the company if they are not satisfied. Without a street address and phone number, will customers have any way to get concerns addressed. Council Member Orton commented that there is a lot of telephone soliciting for windshield repairs, how many of those have an established business. Council Member Isom commented that she only knows of one. Dennis Allen, the applicant, knows of 2 or 3 car wash and mobile detailing businesses going in the City. They all have signs and no central residence. He indicated he went through considerable effort and money to put together a reclaim system that was required to be done before this hearing. This has been before water district and they approved it. He said he has put a lot of money into this. City Attorney Jonathan Wright advised he never indicated a business license would be granted with the approval of a reclaim system, he only indicated the need to visit with the Waste Water Department and that Mr. Allen had to meet their approval on the environmental requirements for oil before a request for a business license could be heard before City Council. Council Member Isom commented that there is a need for this business, what is the difference between this and a taxi. City Manager Esplin explained that the issue involves the many business in town that do oil changes. Do they not need a building anymore? Is it competition to established business, which pay property taxes on building, utilities and maintain building. Mayor McArthur asked if it is the same thing as a catering wagon? City Manger Esplin indicated it's similar, but catering wagons have temporary licenses. He also explained he doesn't know how this is handled in other Cities. He expressed this is establishing a precedence, someone can go into a residential section and change oil. The mobile catering ordinance was specifically designed for the food services. He expressed that maybe there is a need to review and evaluate all the mobile businesses that do work in residential areas, if that is what the council decides. Council Member Orton asked if this is allowed, will all other businesses like tankers to go around fueling cars have to be allowed also. Council Member Isom commented that if one mobile business is going to be denied, then all mobile businesses need to be banned. She also expressed the there are people in her office that would love to have a mobile business that will come to the office to change tires, wash cars etc. Mayor McArthur summarized the comments, indicating the point is this same type of business could function if they had a physical establishment in a business district to conduct the mobile potion of the business from. City Attorney Jonathan Wright explained that in the ordinance regarding auto repair servicing is required to be done in doors. He indicated he doesn't know if this would qualify as repairs as the applicant has requested to do light repairs and oil changes. Council Member Gardner commented that he recognizes the concerns expressed, but there is competition in many areas. He struggles with how to handle this. Council Member Orton asked how do other city's handle this. Do they allow them and what is their reasoning. City Manager Mr. Esplin indicated the staff can check on that. Mr. Allen indicated this type of business is conducted in Arizona. He expressed that this is his means of survival, the job market isn't here for any high paying jobs. This is not a franchise, he is starting his own business. Council Member Orton commented that there are restrictions on what can be done in a home. A business can't be operated out of a home, but a can car be serviced at a home. Mr. Allen commented that air conditioners on the roof of a home can be repaired. He also explained that he applied for the business license in February, he's now 2 months into this and it is having a severe impact on his family. He also indicated he is doing this in Diamond Valley, Ivins and Washington where a license isn't required and also in Santa Clara which has issued license. But he said he would also like to provide this service in St. George. Council Member Orton indicated this is new territory. Mr. Allen advised his understanding is there has been a mobile request by another company. City Attorney Jonathan Wright explained it was a fleet servicing company that went to fleet facilities; which are already operating in a commercially zoned area. Council Member Gardner asked if a license can be issued on a conditional basis. City Attorney Jonathan Wright explained the City does not have a conditional business license and may not want to issue a conditional one that will then be taken away. Council Member Gardner commented that he feels it meets the ordinance requirements. The council discussed tabling this until next Thursday's work meeting. That would allow the staff to research the issues further and provide more input to the council. Council Member Gardner made a motion that we grant license. Council Member Isom seconded motion. Mayor McArthur called for a vote as follows: Council Member Gardner – aye Council Member Isom – aye Council Member Orton – nay Council Member Whatcott – nay Mayor McArthur – nay Motion did not carry. Council Member Orton made a motion to table this issue and put it on the agenda for the next Thursday work meeting and to have staff research it further. Council Member Isom seconded the motion. Mayor McArthur called for a vote as follows: Council Member Gardner – aye Council Member Isom – aye Council Member Orton – aye Council Member Whatcott – aye Motion carried by unanimous vote. Council Member Whatcott commented he's not sure he agreed to table it is so that the council can review how other communities handle this issue. He sees the positive side for consumer and it can't be denied that there will be a direct effect on those that establish themselves and have invested a lot of capital into the business and pay monthly utilities. He explained that he's not sure that what other cities do will make a difference, in his opinion they are not the same as St. George. He complimented the applicant for the attempt, but doesn't know how he can turn his back on established business. He suggested the council needs to give thought to how this will affect the City as a whole. Glen Bundy indicated he is not sure how this is different than what is done at the Airport. City Attorney Jonathan Wright explained the airport is a commercial area, this applicant will be going into residential areas. Council Member Whatcott commented that the airport is site specific. Mr. Allen expressed that he doesn't think it's fair to him to be put in the same barrel as larger business. Consider approval of a policy regarding establishing options for maintenance of landscaping on 66' wide streets. Council Member Allen arrived at 5:35 p.m. City Manager Esplin explained this involves establishing a policy for the City that requires anyone who locates a facility on 66' wide street to service the facility landscaping by paying a fee into a perpetual fund to cover the costs of the City to maintain it or require the developer to establish a homeowners association that will be responsible for maintaining the landscape. He explained it is not feasible for the Parks Department to maintain any additional areas due to the costs involved in maintaining theses areas. He indicated there are two separate actions for the council to consider tonight, one is to establish a policy and the second is to address Mr. Leavitt's issue. Council Member Gardner asked if an amount has been established for the perpetual care fee? City Manager Esplin advised Lynn Scott, Parks Superintendent has been working on it for a couple of weeks, however he doesn't have a figure yet. He explained that he wants the issue on record so developers know they have to deal with that issue either by paying a fee or establishing a homeowners association to take care of landscaping. He indicated an amount for the fee will be brought to the council. Other options were discussed, including adding a fee to the utility bill to cover the cost of the maintenance of landscape. City Attorney Jonathan Wright explained the difficulty in adding an amount to the utility bill for maintenance, contracts would have to be signed by the homeowners, collection of unpaid amounts would be difficult, and foreclosure proceedings would have to be followed for amounts that were not paid. Electric services could not be turned off for non-payment of landscape fees. It was pointed out the Parks Department does not have the staff to maintain additional landscapes....


City Council Minutes 05/15/2008:
...AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for a 2008 Skid Steer Bobcat for the Parks Department. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised that three suppliers submitted bids. Scott Machinery submitted the bid for the best compatible machine within the City?s budget, in the amount of $32,076. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to award the bid as recommended. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Pike. St. George City Council Minutes May 15, 2008 Page Three VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for marathon shirts. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised that 13 bids were received. She recommended award of the bid to the bidder with the best quality and lowest bid, Leslie Jordan, in the amount of $6.98 per shirt for a total of 5,400 shirts. Mayor McArthur explained that the shirts are paid for through entrance fees. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Pike to award the bid as recommended. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Shakespeare. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. TABLE ITEMS: Mayor McArthur again announced that Item 3D, a public hearing to consider amending Title 10, St. George City Code, to add a new chapter 25 ?Landscaping Standards? and to amend several sections of the zoning which pertain to landscaping, and its corresponding ordinance, and Item 3E, a 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, and its corresponding ordinance, were tabled from the agenda. RESOLUTION: Consider approval of a resolution authorizing the issuance and sale of not more than $50,000,000 aggregate principal amount of electric revenue bonds, Series 2008 (to be issued in one or more series and with other such series or title designation(s) as may be determined), 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 public hearing and bonds to be issued; providing for the running of a contest period; and related matters. Budget and Financial Planning Manager Deanna Brklacich explained that a bond issuance in the amount of $50,000,000 is needed to add another turbine to the Millcreek generation facility. The resolution sets limits for issuance of the bonds. Energy Services Director Phil Solomon advised that the plan is still to add two turbines, but delay the second one for a few years. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Pike to approve the resolution. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Pike - aye Council Member Bunker - aye Council Member Shakespeare - aye Council Member Allen - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. BEER LICENSE: Consider approval of a beer license for Scaldoni?s. John A. DeVivo, applicant. Budget and Financial Planning Manager Deanna Brklacich advised that Scaldoni?s is relocating to the old Don Jose restaurant on 100 South and will be closing the existing facility. There are no issues with regard to site distance, etc. with the new location. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Allen 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. FINAL PLAT: Todd Jacobson advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held May 13, 2008, recommended approval of the final plat for The Centre at Dinosaur Crossing, a three lot commercial subdivision located at the intersection of Mall Drive and Riverside Drive. The site is zoned C-3. The project is already built. The purpose of the plat is for sale of Lot 1. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to approve the final plat. St. George City Council Minutes May 15, 2008 Page Four SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Pike. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT: Consider approval of a conditional use permit to construct a detached garage with a height up to 19 feet located at 2531 East 2300 South Cr. Mr. and Mrs. Johnson, applicants. City Planner Ray Snyder explained the home is within the Crimson Cliffs Subdivision. Zoning is RE-20. The Planning Commission recommends approval. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Allen to approve the request. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Shakespeare. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson advised that building in general within the City is down, however, 10 new applications for projects been received within the last few weeks. SPECIAL EVENT PERMITS: Consider approval of five special event permits. Downtown Business Alliance, applicant. Budget and Financial Planning Manager Deanna Brklacich explained that funds for the Downtown Business Alliance have not been budgeted after this fiscal year ends. Any funding for these requests will have to be included in budget discussions. Support Services Manager Marc Mortensen advised the applicants were not present and asked that the item be considered later on in the meeting. Mayor McArthur agreed to hold the item until later in the meeting. He advised the City Council would hear the request but make no decision on funding as this would be part of the public hearings on the budget. GOLF FEES: Discussion on golf fees. Larry Gonzales stated that senior citizens live on limited budgets after retirement and no consideration is being given to them via the cache cards and they should be given a different rate. Dave O?Donnell, a resident of Sunbrook, requested a break for residents of the City. He commented that a couple coming here for a few days to play golf would be crazy not to buy a cache card. Mac McFadden advised he golfs on Tuesdays and Thursdays and is looking for cheaper rates. John Gallacher advised he represents 10 seniors ages 74-89. He advised in the beginning it was rumored that the cache card was for City golfers, but there is no benefit to City golfers as anyone can purchase it. He stated he was in favor of a graduation of rates. He stated the City should only be funding things worthy of funding, and not dog parks. There is debt associated with golf in St. George, but all businesses have debt and offer discounts to seniors; even Suntran offers a discount to seniors. He advised that senior golfers are the ones who pay the bills and try to be of service in the community and they should be considered. He petitioned the Council for a reduction in rates for seniors. Mayor McArthur inquired of Mr. Gallacher is he had played other courses in the County. Mr. Gallacher replied that he has played Green Springs and Sky Mountain. Mayor McArthur inquired if those two courses offered senior rates. Mr. Gallacher replied that they did not, but they offered specials. He advised that seniors can also go to Mesquite in the summer. They are looking for the best deals. Mayor McArthur advised that the City?s rates are lower than all others within the County. Users of the City?s courses are overwhelmingly from St. George. Economic Development Director Matt Loo commented that the golf courses provide an economic benefit to the City and are subsidized by $500,000 from taxes. St. George City Council Minutes May 15, 2008 Page Five Mayor McArthur commented that golf does not pay the total amount of what it costs, and includes some debt service. Budget and Financial Planning Manager Deanna Brklacich advised the City has two bonds due to banks plus an internal loan which will be paid off in three years. There is also an additional bond which will be paid off in 2017. There may be more flexibility three years from now. Mayor McArthur commented that St. George rates cannot be compared to those in Salt Lake as City courses are open twelve months a year and Salt Lake courses are not. Additionally, most Salt Lake courses are paid off. John Gallacher commented that Red Hills is his favorite, but it is difficult to get a preferred tee time. The St. George Golf Club course is a disaster and Southgate is still struggling. The cache card has been in use for three years and he has derived no benefit from it as he is put on the same level with non-residents and he is the one paying taxes. Mayor McArthur replied that the cache card makes golf cheaper and St. George residents comprise the majority using the card. Mr. Gallacher replied that the 3-4% additional cost for green fees over the past three to four years is compounded and seniors are on the short end of the stick no matter what. There needs to be come compassion as the administering of golf cannot be based on money alone. Economic Development Director Matt Loo commented that golf is a business, but some thought can be given to ways to structure the program differently. However, there is still a bottom line needed to operate the golf division. He disagreed on the condition of the St. George Golf Club course and Southgate and stated they are in the best shape they have ever been in within the past several years. Council Member Shakespeare commented that according to the budget, the golf division is $1.6 million short. $500,000 will come from the economic development fund, but that still leaves the golf fund short. Budget and Financial Planning Manager Deanna Brklacich replied that this amount has been accumulating over four to five years. That figure is where the base balance started out at the end of the last fiscal year and why $500,000 is being subsidized from the economic development fund. Mayor McArthur commented that property taxed are not being used to subsidize the golf courses. Ms. Brklacich explained that sales tax is being used. If there are excess revenues, part will be transferred to the economic development fund and some to the capital projects fund. In government, funds are accounted for in separate funds. She explained that Suntran is federally funded and operating costs do not have to be recovered through rates. She stated it was easy to make assumptions, and if anyone has questions understanding the budget, they should contact staff to help them understand the different funds and what the City is allowed to do with them. Council Member Shakespeare inquired how parks were funded. Ms. Brklacich replied that parks are built with general funds. She commented that everyone has their o...


City Council Minutes 12/13/2007:
...uestion, however is if the applicant is going to donate property and build parks. Mr. Gordon replied the project has been designed to comply with the ordinance as it now exists. He stated they did not know where all the parks would be and are reluctant to commit to this at the zoning stage. City Manager Gary Esplin stated that if the City gives additional density, how can it make sure it will get parks donated and built in exchange. He suggested that this could be done through a development agreement. St. George City Council Minutes December 13, 2007 Page Four Mr. Gordon replied that they are willing to do this in the context of a development agreement. Mr. Esplin commented that the City did not know where the parks would be located either, and the applicants do not need to identify t...


City Council Minutes 11/15/2005:
... reasons to change the master plan, such as to acquire open space, trails, parks, and attainable housing. A public hearing will be held to further consider the matter. He stated he felt that the master plan should not be changed unless it benefitted the general citizenry. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson distributed a handout entitled ?Little Valley Area Planning Issues?. He explained that a month ago the City received three applications to amend the general plan in the Little Valley area. The area is currently classified as ?rural residential?, and the requests are to change the area to low density residential which would allow up to four units per acre, doubling the current density. He suggested three options: (1) leaving the density at up to two units per acre, (2) increasing the density to up to four units per acre, or (3) establishing a base density of one unit per acre and offering a density bonus in exchange for trails, open space, parks, and attainable housing. Mayor McArthur commented that not only the Little Valley area must be considered for attainable housing, but the entire community. However, design standards are first needed. City Manager Gary Esplin stated that if the master plan is to be changed, it was critical there was benefit to the general public. This is a philosophical change and will probably not be well accepted unless the need for attainable housing is shown and accepted by the community. St. George City Council Minutes November 15, 2005 Page Two Council Member Allen commented that the point of changing the master plan would be to keep open space and provide attainable housing. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that Washington City uses a density bonus program for the fields area, with a one acre base density, and bonuses allowed for trails, parks, open space, etc. He stated he did not think affordable housing was ...


City Council Minutes 03/30/2006:
...ey is fast disappearing. She inquired where the bike trails, neighborhood parks, play areas, and open spaces were, and what the City was giving back to its residents. She stated there were countless areas where affordable housing could be built through sustained controlled growth. The Little Valley area has been designated as an open space area and changing the plan will open up a can of worms. The City Council is willing to modify the plan at will to sacrifice the majority. David Suttner commented that residents have not done their part to show the City Council what they really want. He commented that Little Valley residents cannot fight the City Council and win, and he repeated four times that big money wins. Denice Hughes commented that what does not work in Little Valley is building cul-de-sacs all around animal property. He stated he has fought to keep his area agricultural but he now has neighbors who do not want agriculture. He stated the area should be kept agricultural. An unidentified man commented that he was not sure the presentation had anything to do with what Little Valley wants. He stated that there used to be horse trails in Bloomington and many residents used to have horses, and eventually horses and the animal lifestyle in Little Valley will disappear. A transition area will not work. Chris Tolovan, a resident of The Knolls, commented that if clustered housing is built, there must be public transportation to go along with it. Another daily issue in Little Valley is the dirt and explosions and future air pollution problems. An unidentified man commented that he has spoken with the Mayor and three Council Members in the last six years about the daily haze of silica sand coming from the sand pits, and nothing has been done. The State has performed 30-40 air quality tests and say that everything is in compliance. Sydney Davis, a resident on 2450 South, advised that she and her neighbors were part of a SID to pave the road on 2450 South and install sewer. She said that talk is cheap in working with the City Council who promised parks and places for children to play and ride horses, but this has never happened, and she is now landlocked. She has horses and 4H animals in her yard and there is no where for her children to ride their horses. The City Council did not listen to the residents then saying that they could not force developers to donate land for green space when they could make more money selling their land. She advised the residents of Little Valley to stick together because once they have lost their quality of life it cannot be recovered. She stated that City Council members talk big, but there is no action. She suggested that Little Valley incorporate and de-annex from the City so they would not be at the mercy of City planners and people connected with development. She stated that Little Valley?s only hope was to create their own government. Mayor McArthur commented that the things being said were not correct and that he felt bad the residents of Little Valley did not feel the City Council listened to them. He stated he wanted his children and grandchildren to live in St. George, but they cannot afford to. The City must also look at the property rights of owners who want to develop their property and have a right to do so. The City is doing the best it can to try and raise wages. One of the City Council?s goalsin the Little Valley area is to provide connectivity for horse trails to access open space. The City will not be able to please everyone, but is trying to include the residents in the planning process and wants them to provide ideas that can help make Little Valley a good area. In the near future the City will show Little Valley residents prototypes of developments, and is asking for input into the prototypes. An unidentified woman commented that if the problem is a lack of workforce housing, nothing will change the supply and demand, as there is less land to develop. Mayor McArthur commented that the City is trying to look at inclusionary zoning and is encouraging developers to work with residents and City staff to develop something that works for everyone. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson commented that the City is trying to obtain cooperation from property owners for an equestrian trail along the canal in Little Valley to the Ft. Pearce Wash, and along 3000 East to the ridgeline and eventually to the Virgin River floodplain. This is not easy to do and requires cooperation. One prototype that will work is the Bridle Gate Estates subdivision with clustered housing and an arena for those who own horses. Rod Wyler, a real estate broker involved with development, acknowledged that there are ways of making a development such as Kentlands work. The City can require developers to do certain things and to donate land for parks. Open space is a viable thing that people in Little Valley want, and...


City Council Minutes 07/20/2006:
...eorge Art Museum. Ms. Reeder invited everyone to attend the Arts for the Parks exhibit that will be on display from July 21, 2006 through October. Mr. Reeder explained that the exhibit consists of 101 paintings done by 90 artists who were chosen from 1, 643 entries. Ms. Reeder also discussed being able to view paintings by Wallace Lee in the Legacy Gallery. Mayor McArthur asked Ms. Reeder to let the audience know the museum?s hours and admission costs. Ms. Reeder said that the St. George Art Museum is open 10 a.m. ? 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday with a $2 charge for admission. Mayor McArthur advised that Crystal Osness, Tyler Bundy and Allison Henry were participants and winners in several Special Olympics? events held in Ames, Iowa. A representative with the group stated that medals were won in the game of Boccie Ball and in swimming. Mayor McArthur presented each of the individuals with a key to the City and congratulated them on their victories and thanked them for representing St. George. Mayor McArthur invited any scouts in the audience to introduce themselves. Kane Wilkenson stated that he was from Troop 644 and is working on his Citizenship in the Community badge. TABLED ITEMS: Mayor McArthur stated that Item 5C to consider approval of a resolution raising the deposit and penalties associated with the new temporary hydrant policy amendments; Item 6H to consider approval of a commercial operating few for businesses on the airport that sublease from an FBO and do not pay a use fee to the airport; Item 6I to consider approval of an agreement with the Creekside Development HOA; Item 6K to consider approval of a land exchange with Primrose Pointe Properties LLC; and, Item 6M to consider approval of amendments to the City?s temporary hydrant meter policy were tabled 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 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 crushing of asphalt and concrete with rebar at the reuse center. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised that 2 suppliers submitted bids for crushing at the Reuse Center. She recommended award of the bid to Progressive Contracting who was the low bidder in the amount of $45,840. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to award the bid to Progressive Contracting in the amount of $45,840. 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 marathon runner shirts. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised that 7 vendors submitted bids and shirt samples for the runner shirts. She explained that an evaluation rating was completed on each vendor and she recommended award of the bid to Nordic Track in the amount of $30,750. Council Member Gardner asked if the City used Nordic Track for last year?s runner shirts. John Bradley, Leisure Services Project Coordinator, provided Council with a sample of the shirt so they could see what kind of material would be used. He explained that the Marathon would be celebrating its 30th anniversary so they wanted to make sure the shirt was of a very good quality. He said that Nordic Track came in with the lowest bid and the highest quality material. He explained that the shirt will be offered in a variety of colors. Mayor McArthur asked Mr. Bradley to explain how the race was opened up to other communities in the state in honor of the 30th anniversary. Mr. Bradley explained that there were 30 openings available to communities throughout the state for them to send runners who either won local races or represented the community in some other way. He stated that the Marathon has been getting a lot of good publicity surrounding this offer. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to award the bid to Nordic Track in the amount of $30,750. 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 rental of the Dixie Center. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood stated that the Dixie Center is the only facility that can host 20,000 guests. The request is for the rental and food items for the St. George Marathon activities. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to award the bid to the Dixie Center in the amount of $33,000. 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 stone medallions for marathon awards. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised that Kenworthy Signs and Monuments is the sole source supplier for this unique stone product and that the cost is the same St. George City Council Minutes July 20, 2006 Page Three as last year?s estimate. She recommended award of the bid in the amount of $45,449.25. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to award the bid to Kenworthy Signs and Monuments in the amount of $45,499.25. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Gardner. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all vote aye. The motion carried. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that all of the monies approved to be spent for the Marathon will be covered by entrance fees for the race. AWARD OF BID: Consider approval of a change order for the Middleton Wash Trail. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood stated that the change order includes an extra bond cost so the total would be $66,189.89. She stated that the change order would be to AT Asphalt. Council Member Whatcott stated that the information he had indicated that a quote was received from Jeff Reihl Construction in the amount of $55,000. Ms. Hood said that Jeff Reihl Construction is the contractor and AT Asphalt is the sub-contractor. Council Member Orton stated that his information indicated a second bid was going to be presented at the council meeting. Kent Perkins, Director of Leisure Services, explained that the contractor obtained two bids and clarified that AT Asphalt is the contractor. City Manager Gary Esplin stated that AT Asphalt is the existing contractor on the job. Mr. Perkins said that the contractor obtained two bids. The high one was approximately $72,000 or $75,000 with $55,000 being the low bid of the two. The $55,000 was the quote prior to the bonding cost and other related costs. Mr. Perkins stated that in working with the Corp of Engineers during the flood events, the alignment of the wash actually changed and they received approval to build the trail prior to that happening. After the flood events he said the Corp of Engineers did not want the City to build a section of the asphalt trail because of the flow lines but that they could build an alternate trail. Mr. Perkins explained that the bid is to cover the cost of a boardwalk that will be approximately 120 ft long that will connect the paved trail through a very sensitive area of the wash. Mr. Perkins stated that when the City went back to the state with the changes, the state gave the City an additional $50,000 to the $100,000 grant. He stated that the cost of the contract will be reduced because they will not be paving that section. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to approve the change order for the Middleton Wash Trail. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Gardner. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. Mayor McArthur asked Mr. Perkins the expected completion date for the project. Mr. Perkins stated that it would be approximately 6 weeks and that there would be a ribbon-cutting for the trail. RESOLUTION: Consider approval of a resolution abandoning a utility and drainage easement along Lots 81 and 82, Shadow Brook Homes Plat D Amended. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that at the last City Council meeting there was a public hearing to allow some of the common area to be used by the two lots. He stated that this is the follow-up action to abandon the easement. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the resolution abandoning a utility and drainage easement along Lots 81 and 82, Shadow Brook Homes Plat D Amended. 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 Bunker ? aye Council Member Orton ? aye Council Member Whatcott ? aye RESOLUTION: Consider approval of a resolution abandoning a utility and drainage easement along Lots 155, 156, 157 and 158, Legacy 8 Townhome Subdivision. St. George City Council Minutes July 20, 2006 Page Four City Manager Gary Esplin stated that this is a resolution abandoning a utility and drainage easement in order to allow a larger home to be built on 2 of the lots. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to approve the resolution abandoning a utility and drainage easement along Lots 155, 156, 157 and 158, Legacy 8 Townhouse Subdivision. 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 Gardner ? aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. RESOLUTION: Consider approval of a resolution accepting the State Wastewater Self-Assessment Report for 2005. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that every year the City is required to do a self-assessment. He stated that the state sends the City a report and the City analyzes how the wastewater system is working. Mr. Esplin said that even though the numbers are a little high this year because of the flooding from 2005, the City still meets and exceeds all of the requirements for the facility. Once the report is approved it will be sent to the state. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to approve the resolution accepting the State Wastewater Self-Assessment Report for 2005. 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 Bunker ? aye Council Member Orton ? aye Council Member Whatcott ? aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. BEER LICENSE: Consider approval of an off-premise beer license for El Tapatio Market at 988 E. Sunset Blvd. Alfredo Franco, applicant. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that this request is for a new market and that the applicant has submitted all necessary forms and meets all necessary requirements of the ordinance. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to approve the license. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. TABLE ITEM: City Manager Gary Esplin stated that he had just been informed that there had been a change in Item 6B and asked that it be taken off the agenda. INTRODUCE SCOUTS: Mayor McArthur requested two Boy Scouts that came into the Council meeting after the opening come up and introduce themselves to the audience and repeat the Scout Law. One of the scouts stated that he was working on his Communications Badge and the other stated that he was working on his Citizenship in the Community Badge. SET PUBLIC HEARINGS: Bob Nicholson, Director of Community Development, advised that the Planning Commission, at its July 11, 2006 meeting, received the following requests for public hearings to be scheduled on August 17, 2006 at 5:00 p.m. 1. Consider a request for a General Plan Amendment to amend the General Plan and Land Use Map to change the land use designation from only commercial to business park, public facilities, high-density residential, park, light industrial, and commercial for both east and west sides of the proposed Milepost 2 I-15 interchange area. State and Institutional Trust Lands Administration (SITLA), applicants. 2. Consider a request to change the zone from residential to R-1-10 to Commercial C-2 on 0.42 acres located at 951 South River Road. Virginius and Barbara Dabney, applicants. 3. Consider a request to change the zone from Mobile Home MH-6 to Planned Development Residential on 28.45 acres located west of 1100 East and north of 500 North in the area of the St. George Industrial Park. Jim Haslem, applicant. St. George City Council Minutes July 20, 2006 Page Five 4. Consider a request to change the zone from Agricultural A-1 to Residential R-1-12 on 1.59 acres located on the west side of 3000 East at about 1100 South in the Washington Fields area. Larry McEntire, applicant. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to set the public hearings for all four requests for August 17, 2006 at 5:00 p.m. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. FINAL PLATS: Bob Nicholson, Director of Community Development, advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held on July 11, 2006, recommended approval of the following eleven final plats: 1. Bloomington Courtyard Phase 7, located at Pioneer and Brigham Road. Brandon Anderson, representative. 2. Primrose Point Phase 3, located at 1680 East and Acantilado Drive. Korey Kinder, representative. 3. Vista Del Cielo, located at 1450 South and 2630 East. Arturo Del Toro, applicant. 4. Tonaquint Hills Phase 2, located at Silicon Way and Dixie Drive. Kay Traveller, applicant. 5. Rink Estates, located at 2020 East Circle and 2800 South. Jim Raines, representative. 6. Ft. Pierce Area 1 road dedication located at River Road and Venture Drive area. Reid Pope, representative. 7. East Ridge Phase 6, located at Crestline Drive and 60 South. Scott Woolsey, representative. 8. Beehive Homes, located at Tonaquint Drive and Mesa Palms Drive. Marc Brown, representative. 9. Mesa Palms Townhouses Phase 5, located at Mesa Palms Drive and Crystal Drive. Reid Pope, representative. 10. Twin Creeks Phase 3, located at Northstar Drive and 510 N. Circle. Brandon Anderson, representative. 11. Cottam Fields, located at River Road and 2250 South. Jim Raines, representative. Council Member Whatcott asked about the request for Vista Del Cielo. He stated that there was a question about the protection on 1450 South and whether appropriate landscaping was required. Mr. Nicholson stated that the Council required that if there were any privacy walls they would have to be consistent. He said that the ones that had frontage would either have no walls or a consistent wall and the mandatory 10 ft. planter strip along 1450 South. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to approve the final plats with the stipulations as stated on the plan notes and authorize Mayor McArthur to sign the plats. 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: City Planner Ray Snyder explained that this request is for Desert Hills High School located at the intersection of Desert Hills Drive and 840 East. He explained that the layout consists of three separate buildings. Mr. Snyder referred to a site plan and stated that the middle building would be for classrooms, the second building would be a gymnasium and the third would be a vocational building. Mr. Snyder said that a softball field, a baseball field and a future football field would also be part of the property. He explained that the classroom building is two-stories and 54?5? at the tallest point, the gymnasium is 36?3? at the tallest point, and the vocational building is 20?5? at the tallest point. He said that the number of students anticipated for the high school would be 1,350 with a maximum of 1,500. He said that the proposed parking proposed meets and exceeds the City standard because it meets state standards. Mr. Snyder stated that the Washington County School District and the City are working together to mitigate the manmade hillside between the Desert Hills subdivision and the south property line of the Washington County School District property. He said that the hillside mitigation also involves the related trail system and erosion protection. All lighting would be mitigated so as not to impact the adjacent residences. The mitigation would involve using the latest technology of dark sky style lighting and minimum footcandles. The Planning Commission requested a photometric plan to be submitted for staff review. Mr. Snyder stated that the Planning Commission recommended approval for the construction and development of the high school along with its associated buildings, heights, playing fields and landscaping as proposed. Mayor McArthur asked City Manager Gary Esplin if the concerns about the trail and retaining the hillside had been taken care of. City Manager Gary Esplin stated that the City is still working with the previous developer to get a commitment to help with the expense. He stated that the City is planning on working with the school to build the trail behind the school. He said the trail going to the east will be a significant amount of money and the City will have to wait on that one for awhile. St. George City Council Minutes July 20, 2006 Page Six Council Member Bunker stated that the City Council requested that specific lights be used for the project but that they were not allocated in the budget. City Manager Gary Esplin stated that in the past the City has provided some lighting on a joint use basis so other community groups could use the facilities in the evenings. He said that he didn?t know if this was going to be the case in this situation. Glen Carnahan stated that he is an Engineer with Alpha Engineering Company. He said that the school district has directed his company to provide all of the conduits and underground infrastructure to accommodate future lighting on the baseball and softball fields and tennis courts. He stated that the school district was going to light the football field. He stated that the school district has expressed an interest in continuing the relationship with the City to allow public use after hours but he said that he didn?t think the school district had budgeted for additional lights. Council Member Orton said that it would be a shame to not have the facility available for public use in the neighborhood. He asked City Manager Esplin if the expense for the lighting could be put into the next budget year. City Manager Esplin stated that he would look at the costs and include it in the next budget year. Mr. Carnahan stated that the facility will take two years to construct and is anticipated opening in the fall of 2008. Mayor McArthur asked about the night sky issue since the school hadn?t included the required lights in its budget. Mr. Carnahan said that he would have to follow up on that issue. He stated that the majority of the site sits quite a bit lower than the surrounding subdivisions. He said that the proposed football field is 35 feet below the existing toe of the slope. Council Member Orton asked if some residents? homes are on the same elevation as the school. Mr. Carnahan said that there are some homes that back up to the school on the west side. Council Member Whatcott asked if there was anything planned for the vacant ground that currently sets in front of Desert Hills Intermediate. Mr. Carnahan stated that he cannot speak for the board but he knows that they are considering a site for a seminary building. Council Member Whatcott asked why the proposed baseball field is facing to the west. Mr. Carnahan stated that it is due to a grading issue with the layout of the project. Council Member Bunker asked Mr. Carnahan to explain what the size of the retaining wall would be and how it would be constructed. Mr. Carnahan stated that they have been working with the City engineers on the issue. He said that the existing fill slope is on City property and when they began grading the site they discovered the necessity for retaining walls. He said that there would be a series of walls that would be approximately 10 feet in height and staggered. The highest point would be 35 feet. He said that one of the things that would be accomplished with the retaining walls and the associated geogrid is the stabilization of the existing fill slope on the City property. He said that when they install the geogrid they will mitigate the slope by cutting it back to be a stable slope. He said that the walls will be offset enough to put a trail in. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to approve the conditional use permit. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/PRELIMINARY PLAT: Public hearing to consider approval of the preliminary plat for Bella Tuscana at Mesa Palms located at Dixie Drive and Mesa Palms Drive. Cutrell, Inc., applicant. Kathy Hasfurther, Engineer IV, explained that this subdivision is part of the existing Mesa Palms PD zoning but that it will stand alone as far as having its own recreational area. She stated the design is for 55 single-family dwellings. Ms. Hasfurther stated that the Planning Commission recommended approval with the following staff comments: 1) the subdivision is required to have 11,000 sq. ft. of recreational area , and 2) lots 60-72 and 99-108 are being shown as walkout basement lots which will need to be built as such to reduce the wall heights within the subdivision. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing. St. George City Council Minutes July 20, 2006 Page Seven Council Member Bunker asked about the size of the recreational area. She said that she couldn?t see where it was located on the plat. Ms. Hasfurther said that was why staff stated that the area had to be 11,000 sq. ft. She said that they couldn?t tell from the plat whether the recreational areas met that requirement because the square footage was not shown. Council Member Bunker asked if the applicant had something in place as far as what they are going to do with those areas. Ms. Hasfurther said that she has not seen anything. Mayor McArthur asked if the applicants were present. No one came forward. Council Member Bunker stated that she would like to see it tabled until more information on the recreational areas and trail system to connect with the City?s trails was provided. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to table the request. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. City Attorney Shawn Guzman asked if a date could be set for reconsideration since it was a public hearing. Mayor McArthur said that it would be tabled until the next official council meeting. PUBLIC HEARING/PRELIMINARY PLAT: Public hearing to consider approval of the preliminary plat for Villa De Colina condominiums at the southeast corner of the Foremaster Drive and Riverside Drive intersection. Ben Howell, applicant. Kathy Hasfurther, Engineer IV, explained that this preliminary plat used to be called Foremaster Green and is located on the east side of the new Riverside Drive extension along the base of the hill. Ms. Hasfurther said that was a discrepancy regarding slope percents. She said that the hillside development plans show a 2.2:1 cut but that the preliminary plan shows a 2:1 cut. She said that both plans need to be consistent. She also stated that as part of the recommendation from the City traffic engineer, the north cul-de-sac is to extend north to eventually tie into the Netta?s Knoll entrance road that would provide access to a street traffic light. She said that they have talked to the applicant about this and the applicant is in agreement. Ms. Hasfurther said that the Planning Commission recommended approval on a 4-1 vote with the conditions that the hillside development plan and preliminary plat coincide on the hillside cut; that the old landscape plan submitted with the original hillside development permit be used along Riverside Drive and that the applicant is required to over excavate in that landscape area by 5 ft. Tim Fry stated that he is an engineer with Premier Design & Engineering. Mr. Fry explained that the new applicant is Ben Howell and that the hillside permit was obtained by the prior applicant. He said that was the reason there was a difference between the hillside development permit and the preliminary plat. He explained that the unit types have been changed to larger units with parking underneath each unit. He went through a computer animated presentation that showed the project from different angles and heights. Council Member Gardner asked about the sloughing on the cut. Mr. Fry stated that the current sloughing is because the slope in at 1:1. He said that their project has the slope at a 2:1 and that the geotechnical engineer is not concerned about the possibility of sloughing with the slope at a 2:1. Mayor McArthur asked how many units there were per building. Mr. Fry said that there are eight units per building. He explained that there is a proposed recreational area, a pool and a club house with additional parking spaces. He described the entrance off of Riverside Drive going south and the exit from the project. Council Member Gardner asked if the private streets in the project were lower than Riverside Drive. Mr. Fry said that on the north end Riverside Drive is lower but on the south end it is higher. Council Member Gardner asked about the conditional use permit. Mr. Fry explained that the conditional use permit is for height variance. Council Member Whatcott clarified that the height variance request is because the buildings are lower than 35 feet if the measurement is from Riverside Drive but when measured from the north end the buildings are up to 42?2? in height. Mr. Fry stated that was correct. St. George City Council Minutes July 20, 2006 Page Eight Council Member Whatcott asked if there was a requirement coming off Riverside Drive for a deceleration lane. Mr. Fry said there was not. He said that the traffic engineer and Tyler Hoskins discussed the need for a deceleration lane but both felt it wasn?t necessary at this time. Rick Snyder from the City?s engineering department stated that the deceleration lane will be on the adjacent property. He clarified that the main access into the project does have a deceleration lane and the south road will also have a deceleration lane. Ms. Hasfurther explained that in a memo from Rick Snyder regarding the Foremaster Green Traffic Impact Study, Item 3 of the required improvements states that they will dedicate enough right-of-way to accommodate right turn deceleration lanes at both project accesses. Council Member Bunker asked if the applicant had a 3D picture that would show what the buildings would look like from the angle of Riverside Drive toward Foremaster Drive. Mr. Fry showed a computer animation of someone driving south on Riverside Drive and entering the project on the left at the northern access. Council Member Orton asked how wide the streets were in the project. Mr. Fry stated that they are 25 feet with 5 foot sidewalks. Mayor McArthur asked about the colors of the buildings. Mr. Fry stated that the colors on the screen are more yellow than they actually will be on the buildings. Council Member Whatcott stated that the type of presentation that is being shown is the type that the Council wants to see in order to get a good idea of how projects will look from the surrounding area. Council Member Bunker asked if there are recreational areas in the project. Mr. Fry stated that the center area is the major recreational area that meets the ordinance. He said that there is also another area that they may put more grass on or desert scape based on the type of soil. Council Member Bunker asked if the south road will access Johnson Farm. Mr. Fry stated that it would. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the preliminary plat and the conditional use permit for height variance. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. Council Member Whatcott asked to see a low fly over on the north end on Riverside Drive to see what the elevation would be. Mr. Fry stated that it would take a few minutes to load up the actual model in order to show the view. PROCLAMATION: Mayor McArthur said that he wanted to read a Proclamation designating August 26, 2006 as Americans with Disabilities Day. He stated that he should have done this at the start of the meeting and apologized to those in the audience that he had overlooked it. Mayor McArthur presented the proclamation to a representative in the audience who thanked the Mayor. CONTINUATION OF PUBLIC HEARING/PRELIMINARY PLAT: Mr. Fry said that the computer generation on the screen shows the building on the east side of the cul-de-sac. Council Member Whatcott said that the view gives the impression that the street is at ground level rather than 6 feet higher. Mr. Fry stated that it was difficult to portray the view as accurately as it would be in real life since there is 25 feet of slope. Council Member Whatcott asked if the hillside on the north side of the end building would be cut down. Mr. Fry said that it would have to be cut down. Council Member Whatcott asked if the road would go through to the intersection. St. George City Council Minutes July 20, 2006 Page Nine Mr. Fry stated that the road would be stubbed to connect with the Riverside Drive and Foremaster Drive intersection. 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 Administrative & Professional Office on 3.62 acres located on the southwest corner of 1400 West and Snow Canyon Parkway. Snow Canyon Holdings, LLC, applicant. Bob Nicholson, Director of Community Development explained that the property is presently zoned R-1-10 and that the request is for a PD with administrative and professional office uses. He said that on the City General Plan the area has been designated for some time as a neighborhood commercial center. Mr. Nicholson said that approximately one year ago the applicant requested commercial uses for retail and fast food and at that time the Council turned the request down because of the type of uses. Mr. Nicholson stated that now the applicant is requesting professional office use only. He said the site plan shows three single story buildings with varied rooflines, tile roof, with stucco and stone materials. The three buildings combined would be approximately 35,000 sq. ft. He stated that under the PD zone the ordinance requires the front 25 ft. along a public street to be landscaped. Mr. Nicholson explained that applicant?s site plan shows an average width of 25 ft. of landscaping, with some areas less than 25 ft. but other areas greater than 25 ft. as allowed by the code. He said that the traffic engineer has recommended a right-in only be allowed off Snow Canyon Parkway and a turning lane on Snow Canyon Parkway onto 1400 West. He said that on 1400 West there are two driveways with in and out possibilities. He stated that the proposal calls for monument type signs which would be located at 1400 West and Snow Canyon Parkway. The project proposes hooded lights to provide minimal lighting to protect the night sky and the applicants have recently submitted a photometric plan for review. Mr. Nicholson said that the Planning Commission recommended approval subject to the traffic engineer?s recommendation. Mr. Greg Griffin stated that he was representing the applicant. He stated that they have tried to create a project more appropriate to the neighborhood based on information from their last request. He stated that the project is 20% to 21% over code on parking to allow for medical uses. He said that they moved the buildings back off the corner to allow for better visibility. They have lowered the roof line down several feet below code and tried to accomplish architectural detail that is uniform around all of the buildings. He stated that the site has between 3 or 4 steps down to give it a little more natural look with the lay of the land and the combination of materials is similar to the surrounding houses. Council Member Bunker asked to clarify if the reason the buildings were moved away from the street was for safety. Mr. Griffin explained that the buildings were moved off the corner. He stated that one of the comments that came up last time from their engineer was that because there?s not quite a 90 degree angle and if there was a little more visibility around the corner this might help safety at the intersection. He said that by having the buildings clustered closer toward the center of the property it gives more open space to the project and allows better visibility when turning right onto 1400 West from Snow Canyon Parkway westbound. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. Mr. Tom Lukow stated that he is a resident of Paradise Canyon. He stated that he had petitions with 515 signatures in opposition to changing the zoning from single-family residential to this particular project. Mr. Lukow presented the petitions and signatures to the Deputy City Recorder. He stated that single-family residences fit the area. He said that Red Cliffs Parkway meets and blends into Snow Canyon Parkway, passes down to Halfway Wash which is very close to where the proposed project will be located. He said that the area is delightful and makes the residents feel comfortable and that they do not like the concept of changing it to anything but single family homes. He stated that living next to the park is unique and that it was represented that the park will be expanded and extended sometime in the future. He stated that the proposed parking lot would be right across from play areas in the park. He stated that he thinks this is the wrong place to put this project and that it will be dangerous to his grandchildren and to other children visiting the area. Mr. Lukow said that the increased traffic flow by this project will inhibit the 40 MPH traffic that flows down through that area. He said that the residents believe this will create a bottle-neck and a problem for those who are living there. He said that neighborhood sentiment is strongly against the project. Mr. Lukow pointed out on the map the various areas that are already commercial and he explained that many of the commercial venues are within walking distance of the neighborhood. He said that residents at the Planning Commission meeting on June 13, 2006 were told the project being proposed patterns similar things in Las Vegas, Nevada. He said that he lives where he lives because he likes the residential atmosphere and doesn?t want another Las Vegas next to him. Mr. Lukow said that there appears to be ample commercial property to rent and purchase and lease on Dixie Downs Road, Sunset Boulevard and Bluff Street. He said that he wanted to pay Council Member Whatcott a compliment by reading from the minutes of October 21, 2004 which stated that Council St. George City Council Minutes July 20, 2006 Page Ten Member Whatcott said that he would like to see some projects with R-1-8 and R-1-10. He said that the developer says that they can?t put that type of development there but the property over the fence is already R-1-7, R-1-8 and R-1-6. Mr. Lukow concluded by saying that he appreciated their attention and that twenty-one months had gone by since Council Member Whatcott asked to see plans for the property. Ms. Barbara Foust stated that she lives at 1420 West, 1370 North. She presented Mayor McArthur with a copy of letter which she then read out loud. She said the letter was written in protest of the requested re-zoning of the property at 1400 West and Snow Canyon Parkway from single family residential to PD-AP. Mr. Curt Gordon stated that he lives on that side of town and he welcomes a nice looking project like the one proposed so that he and his family can get to services they need without having to travel through the congestion at Sunset and Bluff. He said that he would encourage the Council to support the project. Mr. Glen Penrose stated that he is a resident of Paradise Canyon. He said that he doesn?t believe that they need another commercial property. He said that it was originally zoned residential and that it should stay that way. Mr. Penrose said that it?s a beautiful building but not in the right spot. Mayor McArthur explained that in the overall General Plan the corner was intended to be commercial. He said that the General Plan was adopted sometime ago and that they try to update the plan every year or two. Mayor McArthur said that when property comes into the City now it comes in zoned as Mining and Grazing which is a holding zone until a plan is adopted in the General Plan. He said that when this particular area came into the City it came in as R-1-10 which was the holding zone at that time. He said that he understood why people would get a false impression of how the property was going to be used in the future unless they looked at the General Plan to see what had been approved and adopted. Mayor McArthur explained that when this property was annexed into the City it was zoned as R-1-10 but the General Plan shows that it is to be a commercially zoned corner. He said that the City is going through this process in many areas throughout the City in order to have the zoning changed to what the City intended it to be. He said that they are trying to correct deficiencies throughout the community that had been overlooked in the past. He said that the Little Valley area was an example of that process. He said that people need to look at the General Plan to see the intended zone for an area. Mayor McArthur closed the public hearing. Council Member Gardner stated that what would happen along that drive has been a hotly debated issue. He said that it was turned down last time because it was a commercial nature. He said that he thought that the new proposal showed good faith on the part of the applicant to be responsive to the neighbors? requests regarding the height and types of use. He said the corner is not ideal as a R-1-10 area. He said that there are only so many uses to apply to the property. He said that the property owners have the right to develop their property. Council Member Gardner said that he looks at the proposed use as better than what had been proposed in the past. He said that PD-AP doesn?t have near the traffic problems as a commercial area. He stated that he thinks it compliments that neighborhood and is very much in favor of it. Council Member Whatcott stated that the original plan brought to the City proposed commercial use with two-story buildings, a gas station, and a bank. He explained that those were not the types of uses the City wanted for that corner. He said that the property was sold to the current applicant who came in with a plan that was all retail which still wasn?t what the City wanted because of the high vehicle turnover which would add to the congestion problem mentioned by some of the residents. Council Member Whatcott said that he agreed with Council Member Gardner that AP Professional is a good neighbor. He said that they are quiet at night and they are not there on the week-ends. He said the traffic turnover is quite small. He said that he hasn?t seen anyone come in with a proposal for residential use. He stated that this is probably because the property was bought at a commercial price and would have to have a commercial venture there for economic reasons. Council Member Bunker said that she agrees that the project is beautiful but said that the R-1-10 is a good use of the property because it?s across the street from a City park. She said that she would like to see it retained as R-1-10 even though the General Plan has it otherwise. She said that there is plenty of commercial in that area already. She stated that the City has approved a lot of businesses on Sunset Boulevard, the top of Bluff and on Snow Canyon Parkway. She said that she thinks it is a mistake to have more of a commercial aspect on any more property on Snow Canyon. Council Member Orton said that it?s going to be difficult to satisfy everyone. He said that the Council has reacted to the citizens very well in that they started with something that could have been very detrimental to the neighborhood and have come a long way. He said that the proposed project will make the corner very professional. He said that he thinks the project will satisfy the owners of the property and that they will be a good neighbor. City Attorney Shawn Guzman stated that the General Plan shows the property as commercial. St. George City Council Minutes July 20, 2006 Page Eleven Council Member Bunker asked if that meant the City would have to keep it that way. City Attorney Guzman said that a legal analysis was done and that it would be problematic for the City to change it because of the confines of the General Plan showing just that particular piece of property as commercial rather than a general area. He said that the Mayor did a good job of explaining the holding zones that have been brought into the City. He said that if you look at some of the steeper hillsides they are zoned R-1-10 even though a house couldn?t be built on them but that was the zone when it came into the City. Council Member Bunker stated that it is misleading to a homeowner who buys property and sees adjacent property as R-1-10. City Attorney Guzman said that the homeowner would be best advised to look at the General Plan because that shows what use the City contemplates for the area. Mayor McArthur said that?s why the holding zone was changed to Mining and Grazing which is an open space zone. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the zone change from R-1-10 to PD-AP. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner ? aye Council Member Bunker ? nay Council Member Orton ? aye Council Member Whatcott ? aye The motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/PROPOSED CAPITAL FACILITY PLANS AND IMPACT FEES: Public hearing to receive public input on the proposed capital facility plans and impact fees on a City-wide basis. City Manager Gary Esplin stated that this had been a culmination of many months worth of study and effort and discussion. He said that he was going to have consultants Jason Burningham and Justin Carlton make a presentation that would give the general parameters of the study and also their recommendations. Mr. Jason Burningham stated that he wanted to go through the methodology, the basis for which they look at impact fees and what they are recommending the City consider as a new impact fee structure. He stated that impact fees are typically intended to be used to defray portions of capital infrastructure, not operation or maintenance costs. He said that the capital infrastructure is more specifically related to development. He explained that it?s the demand of development that creates new capital infrastructure that has to be created. He said that the purpose of an impact fee is a financing mechanism that allows the City to collect money and then put in capital facilities in order to serve the new development as well as to equitably distribute costs across different users within the system. He stated that impact fees could be used for culinary water, wastewater, storm water, roads and transportation, parks, electric, and public safety. Mr. Burningham stated that they are in the process of updating a Master Plan with respect to parks, open space, trails and recreation which has not been completed yet so the recommendations made in the presentation for impact fees do not include parks or recreation. He said that all impact fees are governed by a specif...


City Council Minutes 11/01/2012:
...ig Harvey explained the applicant is designating three future neighborhood parks in lieu of the park site it originally had. The original plan also had commercial development on all four corners of this site. The proposal is to remove the commercial designation from three corners and replace it with low density residential, and leave one corner as commercial. He presented an overview map of the site. One of the parks will be in Silkwood, another will be near Banded Hills Drive, and one will be located farther east off of Crimson Ridge Drive. The General Plan is a guideline and the City uses it to direct zoning decisions. Removing commercial from three corners still meets the intent to have commercial. The residential density in the area has been decreased, thereby lessening the need for as much commercial. Five acres of commercial will still remain on one corner, as well as other commercial sites designated every mile in the area. Stacy Young, representing the applicant, explained that they down-zoned property to low density residential, from 400 units to 100 units. Build- out of the entire area went from 2000 homes to 1100 homes. Additionally, with bigger lots there is not as much need for a large community park. The parks have now been dispersed as neighborhood parks. Mayor Pro Tem Bunker opened the public hearing. There being no p...


City Council Minutes 05/24/2007:
...ions are common across the country. He suggested an ordinance to designate parks as smoke free. He offered to help fund signage for the parks. Council Member Orton asked how such an ordinance will be enforced. Renee Berkley explained Santa Clara City has passed the ordinance but have not addressed enforcement. She expressed that signage and awareness is all that is needed to promote smoke free public areas. She asked for the council to pass an outdoor smoking ordinance in public parks, cemeteries, large gatherings. The group discussed the smoke free campus at the hospital. Renee Berkley distributed a letter from Santa Clara and sample ordinance. The group discussed the number of cities in Utah that have passed a similar ordinance. Ed Bacca commented that some asthmatic children exposed to second hand smoke in the parks have had to be hospitalized. Mayor McArthur requested the issue be...


City Council Minutes 07/22/1999:
...cussed 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 hopefully someone ca...


City Council Minutes 05/30/2002:
...eover, Sports Commission, marathon, and arts festival. He reported on the parks and recreation bond status, outstanding projects, parks reservations, City Hall landscaping project, park impact projects, security, Recreation Division reorganization, Golf Division, budget requests, and proposed new fees for services and use of parks. PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT: Public Works Director Larry Bull...


City Council Minutes 11/03/2011:
...Road, with quarter acre lots buffering to existing ag uses. There are also parks and schools within walking distance to the Sullivan property, and they are trying to provide a place where families can be raised and walk to use the facilities. A church site has also been purchased in this area which further buffers this site from the ag use around it. Wes Davis, a resident of Meadow Valley, advised that he is in real estate sales and development. He commented that the City has spent a great deal on infrastructure in this area and it only makes sense to put the highest density as close to the infrastructure as possible so the public facilities can be enjoyed. It is right to remove the medium high density from the plan, but everything around schools and parks should be low density residential development. A mix of homes and large animals could create safety and health concerns so close to schools. He stated he felt the Rural Residential designation should be removed. There being no further public comment, Mayor Pro Tem Bunker closed the public hearing. Councilmember Shakespeare commented she feels the church will act as a buffer, and because of it and Crimson Ridge, she did not feel the Sullivan’s plan would hurt the ag use in the area. Councilmember Bunker inquired about having half acre lots along Little Valley Road, commenting that they usually are not well maintained and act as holding pens for RVs. Councilmember Pike commented the issue is connectivity, and having lots that allow large animals provides that connectivity between the large lot subdivisions. It also provides an understanding that there is an agricultural lifestyle. Councilmember Almquist commented that while Quality Development’s one acres lots were sold to people who do not plan to have large animals, the point is that they or future owners could have large animals on the lots. Paul Gooch commented that those living the ag lifestyle live in fear of what can be put in around them - new neighbors who will be hostile to the ag way of life; that is why connectivity is needed between the two large lot subdivisions. St. George City Council Minutes November 3, 2011 Page Six Ron Bracken commented he is requesting lot size averaging on the Sullivan’s entire 23 acres, with half acre lots along the road. He suggested zoning this strip RE so that ag use is designated on this strip. Councilmember Almquist inquired of Mr. Bracken if this area could be designated as RE-20 zoning. Mr. Bracken replied they would agree to this, as it would be positive for the subdivision and would alleviate the fear that ag use could be taken away, as long as lot size averaging can be used. Councilmember Almquist commented that the City is interested in preserving agricultural use, and he hoped there could be a combination of lot sizes because of the proximity to schools and parks. Mr. Bracken commented that lot size averaging does not result in...


City Council Minutes 12/08/2011:
... a long range master plan to finish the development of Tonaquint Park. Parks and Facilities Manager Larry Shane stated that he met with the Shade Tree Board to discuss updating some of the tree species located in the Downtown area as trees need to be replaced. Mr. Shane provided a handout titled “Tree for the Blvd” which illustrates the tree species they would like to use. He explained that all of these tree species have done well in this area and that some are already being used in several locations throughout the City. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the plan is to plant different sized and colored trees. The City would grow them at the tree farm and replace struggling trees in the area. Mayor McArthur expressed that he would like the trees to look like a tree and not a bush as some did in the photos. Mr. Shane explained that these species of trees do not drip sap; however they do go through cycles and will drop leaves. City Manager Gary Esplin stated that the Shade Tree Board agrees with the City’s plan and may have other trees that they would like to plant. Councilmember Gil Almquist said that the Shade Tree Board is currently working on beautification awards and would like to attend a work meeting in January. Leisure Service Director Kent Perkins explained that when the City originally built the Tonaquint Cemetery, the goal was to have enough room for burials to last 25 years. City Manager Gary Esplin stated that the City has an ordinance that allows for remains to be stacked. Cemetery Sexton Cody Schmitt explained that the City does not encourage families to do so for safety reasons and it does not offer a less expensive option either. After discussion, the Mayor and Councilmembers decided to inform Dale Ure that if he can provide studies that show other cemeteries which offer the use of pvc burials, they will consider his proposal. Mr. Schmitt stated that currently there are 8,100 remains buried at the St. George Cemetery and 1,700 at the Tonaquint Cemetery. He explained that at this time the Tonaquint Cemetery has 2,000 available plots. By the summer of 2012 there will be an additional 3,000 plots available for sale when section 6 is done. Roughly about one sixth of these available plots will accommodate upright headstones which tend to sell faster than plots that allow flat headstones. St. George City Council Minutes December 8, 2011 Page Five Mayor McArthur commented the City has not looked at raising the plot fees in roughly fifteen years. Mr. Schmitt stated that current plot fees for residents are $475.00 for a plot that allows for a flat headstone and $575.00 for one that allows an upright headstone. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the City has done a survey and is not interested in raising them at this time. Mr. Schmitt commented once the Tonaquint Cemetery is developed to its capacity, there will be room for a total of 7,000 available plots. At this time, the City is selling about 300 plots per year which will last 25 years into the future. Mayor McArthur said that he would like to discuss cremations. Mr. Schmitt stated that right now, if a family would like to bury the cremated remains of a loved one, the City will sell them half a plot rather than a full plot. The City will then have to split the plot and sell the other half. Currently, the City has about 50 plots that have been split up. The family would have to buy an urn vault to seal the remains. Mr. Schmitt presented a power point presentation titled “Cemetery Cremation and Niche Wall Study” covering the following topics: Information Mayor received on Cremations, Of the approximately 400 cremations a year in Washington County, 3.5% are buried in the St. George Cemeteries, Why we would want it, Conceptual Niche Wall and Garden Plan, Can begin with any size, Phase Development and Phase Cost’s and Revenue. He explained that locally, cremations are at approximately 43%. Mr. Schmitt explained that the walls are precast and purchased in sections. The construction cost per niche is roughly $375.00 and it is anticipated that this area can house approximately 900 niches. The center area will contain grass and trees and can accommodate space for a memorial service and will provide areas for burials. The internal space can be either a water feature to provide a serene area or additional area to house niches. City Manager Gary Esplin stated that he asked Mr. Schmitt to phase this project. Mr. Schmitt explained that Phase I(A) includes the lawn area, center structure and 5-6 walls; Phase I(B) will be for additional walls and Phase II will include some landscaping, foundation and additional walls. Mayor McArthur asked if there were funds available in the current budget. Budget and Financial Planning Manager Deanna Brklacich replied that there are some funds in the Perpetual account but that some funds may be available in the Capital Projects fund. St. George City Council Minutes December 8, 2011 Page Six Mr. Perkins stated that since there will be a higher fee required, they will return with a fee recommendation. Mayor McArthur thanked Mr. Schmitt for his research and presentation. Parks Planning Manager Laura Taylor stated that she and her staff have been working on the overall Tonaquint Park master plan and she believes there are some changes that need to be made due to the widening of Dixie Drive. Ms. Taylor said that she and her staff have been in contact with the Public Works Department to coordinate how the widening project will impact Tonaquint Park. Currently, there is an approved budget of $253,500 to upgrade the unimproved area of the park; however they are requesting more funds to make the additional improvements that will be needed due to the changes to Dixie Drive. Parks Planner Mark Goble presented a power point presentation that included...


City Council Minutes 10/09/2008:
...me, and under this program there can be additional density in exchange for parks, etc. The developer of The Lakes stated in City Council meetings that they are willing to dedicate property and develop it for a community park without charge to the City and build two neighborhood parks at no cost to the City in exchange for higher density. They would like an additional 800-1000 units, and are also talking about mixed use. In a compromise they stated they would ask for only 274 more units, with an increase in density from 4.0 units per acre to 4.37 units per acre on the entire property. St. George City Council Minutes October 9, 2008 Page Three Community Development Director Bob Nicholson advised that the developer of The Lakes and staff have agreed that 274 units is not an entitlement number and may be less based on actual zoning changes. However, a maximum number should be specified in an agreement. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that the developer of each pod within The Lakes will have to come back with plans for each pod because the project is zoned PD. He explained that a development agreement has been entered into with the master developer of The Lakes who will build the major roads and sell the pods off to someone else who will develop them. The parks will be built as the pods are developed. Mayor McArthur called fo...


City Council Minutes 08/13/2009:
...he downtown area. Gary Sanders commented that they will work with the Parks Department on this. Mayor McArthur suggested that volunteers be assigned to care for the City-owned statues in the downtown area. Summer Belnap Robertson advised that the Arts Commission would like to be involved in selecting art for the Replacement Airport. DISCUSSION CONCERNING THE CITY?S RESERVATION POLICY AND FEES TO BE CHARGED FOR CITY PARKS AND BALLFIELDS: City Manager Gary Esplin explained the City?s goal is not to get into specialized advanced programming, but to provide a basic recreational level for the citizens of the City. Leisure Services Director Kent Perkins recommended that neighborhood parks not be rented for organized sports activities. He recommended that ac...


City Council Minutes 08/04/2011:
...mall play structure with a nature theme. In the past the City has used the Parks tech crew to install the playground as a cost savings measure. He recommended award of the base bid and purchase of the playground equipment and installation by City crews. Construction will begin August 22 with completion by November 14. There will be five parking spaces. There is available street parking. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the City normally does not have a lot of parking in neighborhood parks because it does not want to encourage people coming from outside areas to use the park. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Shakespeare to award the bid as recommended. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Almquist. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist - aye Councilmember Bunker - aye Councilmember Shakespeare - aye Councilmember Nickle - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. SET PUBLIC HEARINGS: Bob Nicholson explained that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held July 26, 2011, recommended that public hearings be scheduled for August 18, 2011 to (1) consider a zone change from A-1 and A-20 to RE-12.5 on 6.314 acres located at 2710 East and south of Crimson Ridge Drive; and (2) consider a general plan amendment on 2.28 acres from MDR to HDR for Color Country Senior Housing at the southeast corner of 900 South and 400 East. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bunker to set the public hearings as recommended. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Almquist. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist - aye Councilmember Bunker - aye Councilmember Shakespeare - aye Councilmember Nickle - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. FINAL PLATS: Todd Jacobsen advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held July 26, 2011, recommended approval of the following final plats: Tonaquint Terrace Phase 3, Tonaquint Valley Phase 3, Meadow Valley Farms Phase 1, and Sun Valley Phase 3. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to approve the final plats and authorize the Mayor to sign them. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: St. George City Council Minutes August 4, 2011 Page Four Councilmember Almquist - aye Councilmember Bunker - aye Councilmember Shakespeare - aye Councilmember Nickle - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT: Consider approval of a conditional use permit to operate a bed and breakfast inn and a hair salon in the historic home at 164 West 100 South. Mr. and Mrs. James Gaskell, applicants. Craig Harvey explained that in 1994 this home was once a bed and breakfast, but the conditional use permit has since expired. Under the landmark ordinance the City can approve limited commercial uses in landmark sites. The application proposes to re-establish a bed and breakfast with three sleeping rooms and a hair salon in the carriage house. All parking will be on appropriate hard surfaces. The Planning Commission recommends approval subject to the following conditions: 1) Four additional off-street parking spaces beyond the two required for the dwelling, for a total of six spaces on site. 2) Maintain an open and clear driveway. 3) Maintain the level of landscaping existing at the time of this approval and maintain the historic quality of the property. Mrs. Gaskell, applicant, advised there will be only one hair station. Councilmember Bunker expressed concern that there be no employees in the hair salon. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to approve the conditional use permit subject to the recommendations of the Planning Commission. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Nickle. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist - aye Councilmember Bunker - aye Councilmember Shakespeare - aye Councilmember Nickle - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/AMEND CITY CODE/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider an amendment to Title 10, Chapter 11, St. George City Code, to define allowable fencing in the old St. George Industrial Park in an M-1 zone. City Planner Ray Snyder explained this request is staff initiated. This small change will allow for chain link fencing with slats in the old industrial park. 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 ordinance. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Shakespeare. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist - aye Councilmember Bunker - aye Councilmember Shakespeare - aye Councilmember Nickle - 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 PD Commercial on 26.07 acres located one-half mile northeast of Exit 6 on the Southern Parkway to allow for an RV park in the Desert Canyons project. Curt Gordon, applicant. City Planner Craig Harvey displayed a site map and map of the access road to the RV park. He presented landscaping details for the RV pads, a site concept and color scheme. The RV park will support 200 spaces with room to expand in the future. Full hook-ups will be St. George City Council Minutes August 4, 2011 Page Five provided for all spaces. A restroom, laundry, and pool will be provided. Rentals will be nightly and weekly. City Manager Gary Esplin commented it needed to be made clear that park models would not be allowed and there are to be no monthly or yearly rentals. All RV park standards in the ordinance must be complied with. A 50' right-of-way will connect the RV park to Desert Canyons Parkway and must be dedicated before the park is open. 25' of asphalt must be provided now, and as improvements in the area are made the road must be fully improved to the required standard. The City will have to consent to the dedication of road through the applicant’s property, which it is holding as a security interest for the loan from the state. The property will be released as payments are made. Mr. Harvey commented that the RV park is part of the Desert Canyons master plan and the Planning Commission recommends approval subject to the following condition: the RV park be developed according to the development standards as outlined in Ordinance 10-7D-9, Recreational Vehicle Park/Subdivision Development Standards. Curt Gordon, representing the applicant, clarified that this is a traditional RV park/campground and they have no plans to allow permanent stays or to sell pads. He stated they also planned on having little cabins on pads for those who need a place to stay overnight but don’t have an RV. He stated they intended on developing in phases and would like to have the 6' wall requirement adjacent to the open space waived. They would like to keep the area adjacent to the Ft. Pearce Wash open without any fencing. Their intent is to someday create a linear park in the upper terraces of the Ft. Pearce Wash. City Attorney Shawn Guzman inquired about a time frame to build the park and the fence. City Manager Gary Esplin explained the purpose of the fencing requirement is to act as a barrier when there is a conflicting zone, such as higher density or residential vs. manufacturing. He stated he was not sure the intent of the fencing requirement was meant for an open space zone. Mr. Gordon commented that while it is their intent to someday build a park, he could not commit to a timeline. City Manager Gary Esplin suggested that if the use changes from open space, then a wall could be required. Further, if Desert Canyons desires a park in this area, it is their responsibility to do so, not the City’s. Mr. Gordon replied that a park is part of their vision but they do not want it to become a requirement. There is criteria in the development agreement that limits disturbance of the wash. Councilmember Almquist inquired if accommodation would be made for those with four wheelers who would like to ride in the adjacent Arizona strip. Mr. Gordon replied that no formal trails are planned at the moment, but it is a good idea and something they would probably like to consider. Councilmember Bunker inquired about tent spaces. Mr. Gordon replied they will probably put in a few and is something they would like to be allowed to do. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that if the tent spaces are not in the narrative which has been presented, the applicant will have to redesign the plan and present it at a later date. City Attorney Shawn Guzman clarified for the record that it is the intent of the applicants to provide for overnight stays and they agree to limit the length of the stays to that of hotels in St. George or whatever ordinance applies to RV parks. Mr. Gordon replied that is what they are going to do; they are n...


City Council Minutes 06/10/2010:
... Gary Esplin said they have the same situation with requests for using the parks, Town Square and the Sunbowl. Parks & Facilities Manager Larry Shane passed out a handout showing rental fees and costs and stated the City hasn’t made any money on Town Square because they only allow City sponsored events. City Manager Gary Esplin said the issue has gone on for years as far as deciding when to waive the fee or not. He said the council looked at each request and then made a determination. He expressed a concern about the perception of discrimination if the fee was waived for one group but not another. City Attorney Shawn Guzman stated the council considers how the event would benefit the community before making a decision to be co-sponsor. St. George City Council Minutes June 10, 2010 Page Five Councilmember Bunker said they should continue to handle the requests for fee waivers the way they have been doing it. City Manager Gary Esplin said they would have an opportunity to waive part of the fee and still be able to cover the City’s costs associated with tech support, security and cleanup. He said they might waive the fee for a group that doesn’t charge an admission cost but might reduce or not waive the fee for a group that does charge an admission cost. The council would have the final say by continuing to handle the requests as they have been. There was discussion about the use of parks and when a fee can be charged. Community Arts Administrator Gary S...


City Council Minutes 05/14/2015:
... reorganization in the Recreation Division and additional positions in the Parks Division. The biggest challenge in Parks is retaining employees; they have a fair amount of turnover. He provided updates on projects the Parks Planning Division is working on. Councilmember Hughes returned...


City Council Minutes 04/02/2015:
...tire frontage; however, he believes gravel and shrubs would be okay if the Parks Department agrees. City Manager Gary Esplin clarified that if the Council allows the present planner strip to stay the same width as it is, they would require covering the 7’ planner with shrubs or what is required under the current approvals, as well as, replacing the trees. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to approve the preliminary plat for Riverside Business Park located at 359 and 377 East Riverside Drive as presented with the requirements for the waiver of any additional landscaping, but bringing what is there up to standard as well as spacing and replacing the street trees that have died. 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 St. George City Council Minutes April 2, 2015 Page Eight The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT: Consider approval of a conditional use permit to extend an existing sales lot for automobiles on property located at 148 West St. George Boulevard. Ron Caplin, applicant. Planning and Zoning Manager John Willis presented the request for a conditional use permit to expand an existing car lot to the adjacent lot. The applicant is also requesting to maintain the nonconforming landscaping. He showed a map of the current location and the proposed expansion site. The code requires 15’ of landscaping; however they currently have approximately 5’. The code and standards for a car lot does require compliance with the landscaping codes when dealing specifically with the lots. City code allows for this as long as the change does not impose any unreasonable burden upon the lands located in the vicinity of the nonconforming use or structure; and that the negative impact of the nonconformity is not increased. Planning Commission recommends approval with the conditions and findings as outlined in the agenda packet. He reviewed the standards in City code regarding CUPs and showed additional pictures of the site. City Manager Gary Esplin commented on the letters received in opposition. He agrees with the letter from Richens Eye Center, which is included in the agenda packet, with regards the intent of the downtown area; however, for this particular location, it is best to join the two parcels on either side with the recommendations of the Planning Commission. City Attorney Shawn Guzman clarified that when referring to the existing businesses, City Manager Gary Esplin was talking about the existing adjacent car lot. Any other requirements regarding signage and customer parking would be treated as one piece. The condition for this use as a used car lot only goes with the adjacent car lot because it meets requirements. Councilmember Almquist asked about if the parcels will remain separate for tax purposes. He explained that he is asking this because the frontage may have landscaping maintained separately from the larger piece. Ron Caplin, applicant, explained that the pictures are old. They will put in additional landscaping and will maintain it. The property is land locked with no access if not approved. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that the same owner owns all three parcels. They cannot be used as a car lot independent of the other three. Mayor Pike mentioned one of the letters received which talks about parking on the street. They hope that this expansion will resolve the issue. Mr. Caplin stated that customers park on the street from time to time. The City has striped diagonal parking across the street which should help. Additionally, they have added extra parking this last year. They have nine employees and sub-lease the service department with four employees. The employees park on the street as they do not have employee parking. He can designate specific parking spaces if that is a concern. St. George City Council Minutes April 2, 2015 Page Nine City Manager Gary Esplin advised that the intent of the ordinance is to have adequate parking, not counting the street parking. The second business should have its own parking. Mr. Caplin commented that they do not allow their service department employees to park cars across the street; he will police that. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised to adopt the findings if approved. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the conditional use permit for Premiere Car and Truck located at 148 West St. George Boulevard with the conditions and findings as outlined as well as the conditions that the lots cannot be used separately for used car lots without the adjacent business. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Almquist. Councilmember Hughes reiterated to keep the parking off the street. VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist – aye Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for the annual Reuse Center crushing operation. City Manager Gary Esplin advised the Reuse Center enters into a contract annually to crush asphalt and concrete to be environmentally friendly. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood recommend awarding the bid to Feller Enterprises, the low bidder at $66,800 for 13 tons of concrete and asphalt. City Manager Gary Esplin mentioned that departments are fighting to get the rubble. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to award the bid for the annual Reuse Center crushing operation to Feller Enterprises in the amount of $66,800 for 13 tons of concrete and asphalt. 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 The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. St. George City Council Minutes April 2, 2015 Page Ten AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for the Washington Fields Trail and Drainage Corridor project. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that this bid is for the construction of a drainage channel and trail near Washington Fields. The project will take an existing drainage easement, improves it and takes it up to the capacity of the 100 year storm and allows to connect the drainage on the east side of 3000 East. Additionally, it creates an aesthetic amenity for the area south of Mall Drive. The bid was significantly under the engineer’s estimate; therefore staff requests going with the extras one of which is a second crossing to the west of the Lins Market complex. Funding for this project is partly out of Drainage Impact Fund and participation from the Flood Authority. The City will have to front the funds as their funds are not available until January. The cost is $1,592,926 which includes all of the extras, 50% of which will be reimbursed by the Flood Authority. He requests approving the award of bid contingent on securing and execution of the required dedication of the land and agreement with the property owner to facilitate this. The low bidder was Interstate Rock Products and includes optional items; the engineers estimate was over $2 million. The City will maintain the ditch. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to approve the bid for Interstate Rock Products to complete the Washington Fields Trail and Drainage Corridor project for $1,592,926 which includes the three addendum items contingent upon obtaining the agreements from property owners and any easements required to perform such work. 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 The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for the St. James Trailhead project. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised that the low bidder pulled their bid. The next low bidder was PCI in the amount of $250,568.73. Parks Planner Mark Goble explained this phase will have a loop trail with seven acres of turf. The next phase includes a restroom, pavilion and shade trees. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the bid to PCI for the St. James Trailhead project in the amount of $250,568.73. 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 St. George City Council Minutes April 2, 2015 Page Eleven The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for the Webb Hill Trailhead project. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood recommended awarding the bid to Western Rock Products in the amount of $81,019.96. The bid includes a shade structure, an information kiosk, landscaping and an irrigation system. City Manager Gary Esplin explained the local preference bid process. Western Rock Products agreed to match the lowest bid submitted by a contractor from outside the City. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to award the bid for the Webb Hill Trailhead project to Western Rock Products in the amount of $81,019.96. 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 The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. APPROVAL OF RFP: Consider approval of the RFP for the Silkwood Park Playground project. City Manager Gary Esplin advised this request is for playground equipment at Silkwood Park in the Little Valley area. The park was started by the developer and the City added to the park. He mentioned the picture of the playground equipment that is included in the agenda packet. Parks Planner Mark Goble explained the criteria that was included in the RF...


City Council Minutes 04/24/2008:
...ARK: Life Scout Branden Clark advised he has received approval from the Parks Department to build a ?step and run trail? made out of railroad ties for his Eagle Scout project. He St. George City Council Minutes April 24, 2008 Page Five presented a power point presentation including recommended width, materials, donations, and items needed from the City. Deputy City Attorney Paula Houston advised that waiver forms will be needed for anyone working on City property. Her office will provide the forms. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Pike to approve the project and provide the funds requested up to $340. Mayor McArthur advised Branden and his father to contact the City if they need assistance getting the railroad ties to St. George. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. Laurie Bowes, a Desert Hills resident, requested that the sidewalk be finished. Laura Taylor explained that the initial master plan for the area included a sidewalk, but when the construction drawings were approved, the sidewalk was not included and the developer was not willing to include street improvements for the park construction. Mayor McArthur advised that this could be considered as part of the budget process. Ms. Bowes advised a man in the subdivision submitted a bid of $15,000 to complete the sidewalk if manpower is donated. Laura Taylor advised her original estimate for this portion of sidewalk was $42,000 including earthwork. Ms. Bowes advised the man?s bid included excavation. CITY MAINTENANCE IN RIGHT OF WAY AREAS: Mayor McArthur advised the City?s philosophy has been that the City will maintain landscaping only within 80' rights-of-way. Laura Taylor explained that maintenance costs for street landscaping are skyrocketing and a consistent policy for which rights-of-way the City will maintain needs to be adopted. Desert Canyons wants the City to take over maintenance of the rights-of-way in its Meadow Valley Farms development in the Little Valley area which include medians on 3000 East and Crimson Ridge Road. She requested the Council make a decision on which rights-of-way it wants to maintain. She advised that Park Planning, Community Development, Development Services and Public Works met to determine criteria for a policy. She then presented a power point presentation. Larry Shane advised that City crews currently maintain 35 parks and 81 non-park sites, and are committed to taking care of 43 miles of landscaping. Of that 43 miles, 25 is already installed and maintained. The cost estimate is $440,000 a year for the 25 miles the City is currently maintaining. The community has a misconception that the City will take care of the landscaping along any 80' roadway, yet staff cannot do this. He suggested that a criteria be set - that property owners provide maintenance up to the back of the curb, and the City will take care of any medians on streets 80' or wider. It is also recommended that not all medians be landscaped. St. George City Council Minutes April 24, 2008 Page Six Curt Gordon commented that Desert Canyons has three miles within the Southern Parkway that it wants to landscape. The right of way is 300' wide and is 600' at the intersections. UDOT won?t let them landscape within the right-of-way unless the City agrees to maintain it. It will be paid for, however, by the HOA. Assistant to the City Manager Marc Mortensen advised that this could be done through a separate agreement. Council Member Gil Almquist said he applauded the new plant selection, but it should also include native cactus which does not require water. Laura Taylor advised that the City needs to respond to Desert Canyon?s request to maintain landscaping in the Meadow Valley Farms development. It was decided that adoption of a policy would be decided at the next City Council meeting. DISCUSSION CONCERNING AMENITIES FOR NEIGHBORHOOD AND COMMUNITY PARKS: Laura Taylor presented a Splash Pad Master Plan. She advised that ...


City Council Minutes 04/14/2016:
...t, to view the horseshoe pits. Leisure Services Director Kent Perkins, Parks Department and Streets Department staff provided a site tour of JC Snow Park horseshoe pits. City Manager Gary Esplin explained how the horseshoe pits were funded and stated that the work was completed in-house. Site tour of Vernon Worthen Park greenhouse, 300 South, 400 East, and discussion on the proposed upgrades to the park. Leisure Services Director Kent Perkins and Parks Department staff provided a site tour of the green house located at V...


City Council Minutes 06/05/2003:
...ack sealing, seal coating, and striping 590,000 sq. ft. of various trails, parks, and parking lots. A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott and seconded by Council Member Orton to award the bid to the low bidder, Gordon Paving, in the amount of $43,085.50. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for the Quail Creek Water Treatment Plant 9MG water storage tank. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen presented two bids received: St. George City Council Minutes June 5, 2003 Page Two Sunroc $328,850 Desert Hills $334,977.50 She advised there was an error in Sunroc?s calculations, and their corrected bid amount is $328,972.50. She recommended award to the low bidder, Sunroc, in the amount of $328,972.50. The work to be performed consists of grading the area for placement of the water tank. A motion was made by Council Member Orton and seconded by Council Member Allen to award the bid to the low bidder, Sunroc, in the amount of $328,972.50. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for the Valley View storm drain project. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen presented five bids received: Aldred Construction $64,000 Blackmore Construction $56,776 Desert Hills Construction $81,548 Sunroc Corp $57,841.60 L&M Construction $53,312 She recommended award of the bid to the low bidder, L&M Construction, in the amount of $53,312. She explained that this project consists of extending the storm drain west of the apartments on Valley View Drive and connecting to the existing line on Shadow Hills Lane and into the future Shadow Hills Subdivision. A motion was made by Council Member Allen and seconded by Council Member Whatcott to award the bid to the low bidder, L&M Construction, in the amount of $53,312. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for local telecommunication service. This item was tabled. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for a road reconstruction project, including recycling, reconstruction and asphalt overlay of several streets and the City Office parking lot. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen presented two bids received: Western Rock $475,361.50 A-T Asphalt $451,174.69 She recommended award of the bid to the low bidder, A-T Asphalt, in the amount of $451,174.69. A motion was made by Council Member Orton and seconded by Council Member Whatcott to award the bid to the low bidder, A-T Asphalt, in the amount of $451,174.69. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. WATER CONSERVATION PLAN: Consider authorizing Stage 2 of the Conservation Plan. Water Services Director Barry Barnum explained that the response from the community has been great, and while the results of implementing Stage One have been better than expected, he still sees outside watering during the day. To help resolve this situation, he proposed that the City adopt a position between Stage One and Stage Two that imposes mandatory restrictions on daytime watering outside, and using water to wash down driveways, sidewalks and other hard surfaces. It is recommended that all outside watering be done between 10:00 p.m. and 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 drinki...


City Council Minutes 11/04/1999:
...the Mayor and Council for approval to proceed. Mr. Wormhoudt builds skate parks all over the United States, and he submitted designs of a number of his other projects. Mr. Perkins advised the subcommittee was involved with selection of the firm and they requested the most experienced architect. Mr. Wormhoudt is very popular with the kids as he allows them to get involved in the design process. Designs will be presented to the Mayor and Council after Christmas. A motion was made by Councilmember Orton to award the bid to Wormhoudt Landscape Architecture in the amount of $28,800. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Whatcott, and all voted aye. ORDINANCE: Consider approval of an ordinance vacating a portion of roadway within the old sewer plant property south of Sunland Drive. City Manager Gary Esplin advised an environmental study had been completed on the property and as a result the City was required to haul away old sludge. The property is now ready to sell, but an old unused but City Council Minutes November 4, 1999 Page Two platted right-of-way through the property needed to be vacated. The purchaser of the property would like to close the sale on November 12. However, the portion of the old right-of-way that fronts the Saturn dealership will not be vacated until a waiver is received from them. This abandonment is only for the right-of-way through City property. A motion was made by Councilmember Gardner to approve by ordinance the abandonment as requested. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Allen. A roll call vote was taken, and all voted aye. ORDINANCE: Consider approval of an ordinance vacating a portion of the River Bend Estates ?A? Plat. City Attorney Jonathan Wright explained that a public hearing was held under the direction of Jim McGuire, as approved by the City Council, and a determination made that the public good would be served by vacating a portion of the Riverbend Estates Plat ?A?. The City Council must now approve an ordinance finalizing the vacation. A motion was made by Councilmember Whatcott to approve an ordinance vacating a portion of the Riverbend Estates ?A? plat. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Orton. A roll call vote was taken and all voted aye. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT: Consider a request for approval of a conditional use permit for a used car lot in a C-2 zone on the corner 1470 South Hilton Drive. Larry Cox, applicant. Associate Planner Jim McGuire advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held October 26, 1999, recommended approval of the conversion of property to a used car lot in a C-2 zone on Hilton Drive subject to the recommendations of the City?s Traffic Engineer that the sight corridor be maintained on a perpetual basis through the trimming of obstructive vegetation and the removal of any and all encroachments within the sight corridor; that the applicant place a curb wall or some other physical feature that prohibits parking within the sight corridor as delineated on the certified site plan; and the removal of the existing driveway on Hilton Drive and the installation of low landscaping in the landscaped area. The applicant, Larry Cox, has agreed to all the conditions. A motion was made by Councilmember Gardner to approve the conditional use permit subject to the recommendations of the Planning Commission. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Orton, and all voted aye. PRELIMINARY PLAT: Associate Planner Jim McGuire advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held October 26, 1999, recommended approval on a 6-1 vote of the preliminary plat for Anasazi Ridge at Entrada with 42 units located in the south central portion of the Entrada PD. MPK Holdings is the applicant. The number of units conforms to the PD and the Commission felt that allowing the zero setbacks along some of the side yards did not constitute a significant change to the PD. The applicant wants the development to have fee simple lots at this time, but this plat may come back in its final form as a typical townhome development with common areas. A motion was made by Councilmember Isom to approve the preliminary plat as presented. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Gardner, and all voted aye. City Council Minutes November 4, 1999 Page Three REQUEST TO CLOSE STREET: Consider a request to close 300 East between 400 and 500 South on November 26, 1999. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, applicant. City Manager Gary Esplin advised a request has been received from the LDS Church to close a portion of 300 East Street between 400 and 500 South on November 26 for the annual temple Christmas lighting ceremony. No problems have been experienced in the past. Tom Lamb, Chairman of the Lighting Committee, advised the LDS Church has a new policy discouraging use of the temple grounds for meetings or firesides, and thus the lighting ceremony needs to be moved into the street. The street would be needed from 1:00 p.m. to approximately 6:00 p.m. A motion was made Councilmember Gardner to approve closure of the street as requested. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Isom, and all voted aye. PRESENTATION FROM CENSUS BUREAU: Ms. Lucy O. Valerio from the Census Bureau gave a brief presentation on the purpose of the Census Bureau and the upcoming 2000 Census. She advised that census counters were needed and the wage is $8.25 an hour for part-time work. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that City employees Dave Evans and Lonnie Bowler have been assigned to work on census issues. CONCESSIONAIRE AGREEMENT: Consider approval of a concessionaire agreement with Gregory Schneiter at the St. George Golf Club. City Manager Gary Esplin explained the City has had a difficult time attracting concessionaires at golf courses, and is recommending approval of a contract with St. George Golf Club employee Greg Schneiter to run the concession stand at the St. George Golf Club. A motion was made by Councilmember Orton to approve the concession agreement with Gregory Schneiter as requested. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Whatcott, and all voted aye. APPROVAL OF BEER LICENSE: Consider a request for approval of a beer license for Gregory Schneiter for the St. George Golf Club snack bar. City Manager Gary Esplin advised a beer license is needed by Gregory Schneiter for the St. George Golf Club snack bar. A background check has been performed with no negative results. A motion was made by Councilmember Isom to approve issuance of the beer license as requested. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Orton, and all voted aye. LOCAL CONSENT FOR RESTAURANT LIQUOR LICENSE/CHANGE OF LOCATION: Consider a request for approval of local consent for a restaurant liquor license/change of location. Ronald James, applicant. Attorney Gary Kuhlmann advised his clients would like to transfer the local consent for a restaurant liquor license previously granted by the City Council from a location on Sunset Blvd. to a new location on Sunland Drive for the Sunset Beach restaurant. A motion was made by Councilmember Gardner to approve a change of location for the local consent previously given. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Isom, and all voted aye. Mr. Kuhlmann advised construction on the restaurant would begin within 60 days. City Council Minutes November 4, 1999 Page Four REQUEST FOR DELAYED PAYMENT OF IMPACT FEES FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROJECT: Consider a request from Mr. David Adams for delay in payment of impact fees for an affordable housing project. Attorney Steve Snow, representing Mr. David Adams, distributed a summary memorandum. He advised that approval of Mr. Adams? request will help balance a lack of affordable housing within the City. He explained that Mr. Adams is ready to begin construction on a new affordable housing project called Riviera Palms, but is experiencing a timing problem and would like to apply for waivers available under the City?s year 2000 allotment since all allotments for 1999 have been given. He requested permission to be able to pull the building permits and pay all fees with the exception of the impact fees that might be waived for an affordable housing project, proceed through the application process, and whatever the result of that process, Mr. Adams would pay whatever is owed the City. He advised Mr. Adams will be requesting 35 waivers, and is asking for the opportunity to begin construction and make an application for the waivers. He cited a precedent set in 1998 for Red Cliffs Manor. He explained these fee waivers do not go to the developer, but are put back into the actual project to make the units nicer for the residents. Councilmember Isom commented that as a member of the Affordable Housing Committee, she contacted other members about their feelings concerning this request. It was their unanimous feeling that issuing the waivers now would destroy the plan as the availability of the waivers would not even be advertised until December, and not opened until January. She stated that while Mr. Adams builds good projects and there was no reason to think he would not be awarded the waivers, a line must be drawn as there might be many applicants seeking the waivers. She stated the Committee feels granting this request would be stepping around the intention of the program. Mr. Snow stated that in all probability no other affordable housing projects would be approved in 2000, as the process is very difficult and lengthy. He stated he knew of no one in the State of Utah planning on doing an affordable housing project in Southern Utah. He stated that if the City Council wanted to follow its General Plan, granting this request would help get quality affordable housing in place. Councilmember Gardner inquired how the Affordable Housing Committee would determine who received the waivers if there were more applicants than waivers. Councilmember Isom responded the Committee will review each project and its qualifications. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson advised there is criteria to evaluate what is the best project for the community and its affordable housing needs. He advised that Linda Kirkpatrick intends to submit a request for waivers and the intent of the Committee is to advertise the availability of the waivers in December, accept applications until January 5, and have recommendations for the City Council in mid-January. Mr. Nicholson advised that Mr. Adams received 57 of the 60 available waivers in 1999, and it is anticipated the program will grow with more applicants each year. City Manager Gary Esplin commented staff?s concern is with setting a precedent and the difficulty in keeping track of waivers given for future years. In addition, it is not known how many applications will be received each year. City Council Minutes November 4, 1999 Page Five Councilmember Gardner commented he was concerned at first that Mr. Adams was asking for priority consideration, but he now better understands the request. He reiterated the concern of the Affordable Housing Committee that awarding the waivers now would circumvent or defeat what was established, and by not waiting for the application period to open, Mr. Adams would be put ahead of everyone else. However, his understanding of Mr. Adams? request is that he is not asking for a guarantee, just that the City hold off on his portion of the impact fees until a determination is made by the Committee on award of the waivers. If the waivers were not granted, Mr. Adams would pay the full fees. Mr. Snow again stated his client was not asking for priority consideration, but would simply like to pull his permits and begin construction. He would like to make application for the waivers, hold off paying them until a determination is made, and if declined, Mr. Adams would pay the impact fees immediately. City Attorney Jonathan Wright advised an agreement would have to be entered into recognizing that the program may not be funded. He suggested that interest accrue on the fees if denied. Councilmember Whatcott advised he saw the request as a dilution of the process and not in line with the intent nor desire of the Affordable Housing Committee. Mr. Snow commented it was unfortunate that time is money, but if Mr. Adams waited 3-6 weeks he would lose money. He is ready to begin construction now and needs the permits now. If Mr. Adams pulled his permits now and paid the impact fees, none of the 42 proposed units would come on line until next year nor be able to be considered for an impact fee waiver. He stated his client is willing to pay interest on the impact fees, but is requesting that his project be judged with all other applications received. Mayor McArthur commented affordable housing is part of the City?s General Plan, the request is not circumventing the Affordable Housing Committee, and the City would not lose any financial position. Mr. Snow advised impact fees total approximately $4,300 per unit. Councilmember Gardner commented the City needed to be business friendly while not setting a destructive precedent, and should minimize any ?red tape? within the system it can to make life easier for businessmen. He stated Mr. Adams? request made sense and could meet the needs of the community as far as affordable housing. Councilmember Orton inquired if the City?s goal were to offer more waivers each year. Councilmember Isom responded it was not the intent of the City Council to increase the number each year, only if the City grew to be a very large city. Councilmember Orton stated that while he hated to go against the wishes of the Affordable Housing Committee, the City needed to do whatever it could to make sure as many waivers as possible were given in order to encourage affordable housing. Councilmember Gardner stated he was in favor of the request, as long as the City was not guaranteeing Mr. Adams the waivers. Linda Kirkpatrick advised she planned on building a project with 65 affordable housing units and intends on asking for waivers too. She inquired City Council Minutes November 4, 1999 Page Six if she would have the same opportunity as Mr. Adams to apply for and receive waivers. Councilmember Gardner inquired if she had her financing in place. Ms. Kirkpatrick responded that she did not, but had made initial inquiries. She understood she would have one year?s time within which to actually take out the permit after the waiver had been given. She advised this would be adequate time as the project had already been approved by the City. Councilmember Allen stated there are others in the community who are qualified to build affordable housing too, and she feared they would not apply for the waivers if they heard someone had already applied for most of them. Mayor McArthur advised there are only 60 waivers available each year, and the Affordable Housing Committee will recommend to the City Council who receives them. City Attorney Jonathan Wright advised Ms. Kirkpatrick could make application for the waivers but would not have to draw her permits until December, 2000. All decisions for the entire year will be made by the middle of January. Councilmember Gardner commented that no priority will be given to anyone, and therefore no one should be discouraged from applying for the waivers. He made a motion to approve the request, with the stipulation that an agreement would be entered into and interest paid on the impact fees if the waiver were not granted. The motion died for lack of a second. Councilmember Whatcott stated the process is a new one for the City and a decision needs to be made whether or not the City wants to allow those beginning projects in one year to apply for waivers not available until the next. He stated there may be 150 applications for the 60 available waivers. Councilmember Isom commented that the Affordable Housing Committee?s criteria in awarding waivers will be who is farther along in the process and has everything ready to go. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson stated the City never anticipated this problem when it set up the program. City Manager Gary Esplin advised staff?s concern is that after January 15 when the recipients of the waivers for the year 2000 are determined, someone could then make an application for the year 2001. He suggested the application time be limited from November 1 of one year to January 1 of the next. Councilmember Isom stated the program timetable should remain the same, however, if the Council chooses to consider an application that comes in November or December, that should be up to the Council. City Manager Gary Esplin suggested the application period begin November 1 for the next calendar year. A motion was made by Councilmember Whatcott to change the criteria for the Affordable Housing Committee to be able to consider applications for projects already begun and with permits pulled after November 1 to be City Council Minutes November 4, 1999 Page Seven allowed to be included in the review process for the following year. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Allen. City Attorney Jonathan Wright inquired if this new criteria included the requirement that an agreement be entered into between the parties, and interest on the impact fees if the application was denied. Councilmembers Whatcott and Allen agreed the criteria recommended by the City Attorney be included in their motion. A vote was taken and all voted aye. PUBLIC HEARING/ORDINANCE/ZONE CHANGE: Public hearing to consider a request for a zone change from R-4 Multiple Family Residential to C-3 General Commercial on .547 acres located at 476 E. Riverside Drive just north of the Riverside Apartments. Paul Snow, applicant. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained the request is for a minor zone change for a piece of property 64' wide by 370' long located north of the Riverside Apartments. The Planning Commission recommended approval. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. Greg Kemp recommended approval of the request. Bindy Boylin inquired if all of Riverside Drive except for the Riverside Apartments would be zoned commercial. She was advised only this parcel will be zoned commercial. Councilmember Gardner advised Ms. Boylin that the property located just north of the Riverside Apartments is already zoned commercial. Ms. Boylin expressed concern that children living in the Riverside Apartments would have no place to play. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the City is building a trail behind the Riverside Apartments which will tie to the soccer complex and other parks and trails within the system. There being no further public comme...


City Council Minutes 02/26/2015:
...ent Plant. DISCUSSION WITH THE SHADE TREE BOARD ON OUTSTANDING ISSUES: Parks Manager Larry Shane handed out the Southern Utah Guide to Trees. He showed the Council tags that will be put on City trees to give information on the trees and make it known that they are City trees. He mentioned a letter that was sent by Support Services Marc Mortensen to businesses regarding shade trees; the feedback has been good. A $10,000 grant was received and used to mark the trees. He explained that a tree work order gives staff a way to categorize the trees, which is done using Cityworks. Councilmember Almquist inquired about Cottonwood Cove Park. Mr. Shane stated that things are doing well there; however, a number of trees were lost during last year’s winter. Councilmember Almquist inquired about the new Cottam Cove wall along River Road; he asked if the developer brought in the tree plan. He believes they are all under sized. Assistant Parks Manager Shane Moore stated that he believes so; he will look at the plans. Mr. Shane commented that boy scouts have been replanting trees that died last winter. Mayor Pike mentioned that the DiFiore Center has a tree along Main Street that is close to being in the right of way. St. George City Council Minutes February 26, 2015 Page Two Mr. Moore explained that Tim Hopkinson felt it was not in the right of way and spoke to the owner. Mayor Pike asked how that is determined. Mr. Moore stated that he is not sure; he believes you would go with the slope. Councilmember Almquist explained that a surveyor would not go to the slope to determine property ownership. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised that it also depends on the hillside. It may not be the City’s and it may not be theirs. State law prohibits the City from going onto someone’s property to prune trees. Mayor Pike asked Councilmember Almquist to look into that. He then inquired about the businesses on Bluff Street. Mr. Shane commented that some of the business owners have come to the Shade Tree Board meeting and rectified the situation. TOUR THE REGIONAL WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT: Wastewater Manger Ben Ford mentioned water samples that were on the table. He explained where they were taken from. Water Services Director Scott Taylor stated that staff monitors nitrogen and phosphorus levels. Mr. Ford explained that the phosphorus levels are approximately 1.5; however the target is 1. Mr. Taylor showed a photo of the plant and explained the treatment process. The Councilmembers then toured the Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant. DISCUSSION WITH WAYNE PACE ON THE QUARRY TRAIL AT THE RED HILLS GOLF COURSE: Wayne Pace explained that the objective of the project is to open the Sandstone Quarry for visitation. The quarry is where most the stones came to construct many historical buildings. He showed a copy of a survey completed by Rosenberg Associates. There are two critical issues, one of which is the trail itself. There was concern with his initial proposal because of the golf balls that may hit over in that area. He and Councilmember Almquist toured the location and identified a more appropriate one. Although it is clearly designated as City Property, what happens in the area is decided by the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve. They object to this proposal as it would create disturbance to the property. He meets with their technical committee in a week. St. George City Council Minutes February 26, 2015 Page Three City Manager Gary Esplin stated that his concern is who is going to accept liability when a person walking on the trail is hit by a golf ball. On each City golf course, there are signs along the cart path stating that a fee is required and visitors are not allowed to walk on the path. Mr. Pace suggested putting a notice at the fourth tee that reads “Do not hit golf balls off the fairway when individuals are walking on the quarry path. When walkers have moved out of your line of sight, please feel free to drive a golf ball toward the sixth green.” City Manager Gary Esplin stated that it is a timing issue as people walking on the path are not visible from the tee. The City has the obligation to mitigate risk. Although he believes this is a great idea, there is a liability risk. He stated that golfer to golfer is different than golfer to hiker that has been introduced after the golf course has been built. Mr. Pace commented that he is convinced that with the sight he is suggesting, if a golfer is alerted, it would minimize any problems. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised notes are put on plats when they are next to a golf course for a reason. A sign will not work with regards to liability. If someone gets hit, it is tough to defend. If a trail is in its natural state there is immunity; however once a trail is improved, there is liability. He does not see how to avoid liability if it is approved for the area. Support Services Marc Mortensen explained that the issue with the HCP is any trail. Their preference would be to have no trails in this area as it is considered critical habitat. They do like the alternative proposal of erecting an interpretive plaque on Owens Loop overlooking the quarry. City Manager Gary Esplin stated that a permit would not be issued if the golf course was proposed to be built today. He advised the property is not owned by the City, it is owned by the BLM with the City having a Recreation & Public Purpose grant to use the property. Mr. Pace explained that he met with the BLM and the Tortoise Reserve; they say it is City property. Councilmember Bowcutt commented if the HCP does not want a trail, it is a mute point to know where the access is. Mr. Pace commented he does not think there will be an issue. Mr. Mortensen explained that Bob Sandberg told him if they want to access the quarry that is not in the reserve; that is okay. City Manager Gary Esplin suggested they make their application to the TAC. St. George City Council Minutes February 26, 2015 Page Four Mr. Pace stated that he is meeting with them next Thursday. He commented that parking is not an issue. Councilmember Almquist stated that ultimate compromise is to take a piece of standstone with pictures at the top as an example of what they would see if they went down the hill. Richard Koehler asked if during the day, times can be reserved to make it available for walkers to be on the trail City Manager Gary Esplin asked who pays for the loss of revenue when players are not allowed on the course. There are golfers on the course all the time all year long. He asked why not do what Councilmember Almquist suggested. The proposed trail is introducing people to the maintenance shed. Mr. Pace commented that the trail will not interfere with maintenance. Mayor Pike mentioned the first step is the meeting next week. Nothing can be done without their okay. Mr. Pace commented that they have the funds for the preparation. In the original plan he presented, the City would build a few steps. Additionally, the City would build the switchback out of natural stone. City Attorney Shawn Guzman explained that the yard would need to be fenced in. That was done at Southgate. He does not know if you can net for that. Mayor Pike commented that Legal and Golf Course staff would have to determine where there would need to be protection for walkers and to avoid a lawsuit. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the notice Mr. Pace suggested would put the liability on the City. There are other ways to explain the Temple Quarry. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised that people are not allowed to walk on golf courses because of liability issues. Councilmember Almquist mentioned that Mr. Pace has put a lot of effort into this proposal. He feels that can they can recreate a location without it being exactly where it happened, letting people know of the historical value. Mr. Pace read a portion of the minutes from the HCP meeting. He explained that the other issue is the entrance. He proposes to create a park-like entrance to the area which they would not be able to cover the cost to build. The consensus of the Councilmembers is for Mr. Pace to obtain permission from the HCP and return for further discussion. St. George City Council Minutes February 26, 2015 Page Five Councilmember Bowcutt commented that the Council’s decision is contingent on what the HCP says. City Manager Gary Esplin stated that prior to approval; liability and intrusion on the golf course would have to be figured out. The entrance that Parks Planning has planned would be a nice area to have a CCC monument with...


City Council Minutes 08/19/2010:
... Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. Jack Wood, a resident on Parkside Cr., invited the Mayor and City Council to drive down his street and try to get onto Dixie Drive. He suggested the applicant should be made to move the road to line up with the intersection. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the access by the Villas is right-in only. He stated the intersection needs to be lined up before anything is done. Mr. Wood stated there is no sight distance on the left coming out from his street. City Manager Gary Esplin stated he would look at that. Virgil Beck expressed objection to the proposed RV storage and U-Haul rentals. He stated as a landowner he is not allowed to park his own boat in his driveway and he cannot see why this principle is different for the applicant. Neal Nelson, a resident on Mathis Park Place, expressed objection to the RV parking and trailer rentals. He stated the U-Hauls have already been parked there for several weeks. Mayor McArthur replied that this is not allowed. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that the applicant could park them, but not rent them, as there is storage capacity in the M-2 zone. City Attorney Shawn Guzman replied that the original approved uses would have to be looked at. He stated he did not think Code Enforcement was aware the applicant was doing that. Mr. Nelson advised there are also autos from a dealership parked there. City Manager Gary Esplin replied that the City approved the parking of the cars there on a temporary basis, but there has never been approval for rental of U-Hauls there. Mr. Nelson inquired about the present zoning. Mayor McArthur replied the zoning is PD which includes specific uses. City Manager Gary Esplin advised the property used to have M-2 zoning, but the City Council felt a PD zone with approved uses was a better compromise. The applicant is now requesting more uses. Mr. Nelson stated that RV storage is not allowed in the M-2 or C-1 zones, and neither are swap meets or flea markets. An RV storage area is a potential deteriorating contribution to an otherwise beautiful area. St. George City Council Minutes August 19, 2010 Page Six Ruth Brett commented that the Dixie Drive area is deteriorating, as trees used to fence the property but many have died. Additionally, a yard light shines into a neighbor’s bedroom. There used to be grass in front of the building, but this also is gone. Bob Secudo, a resident on Parkside Cr., commented the applicant built a 6' block wall between his and other properties which has helped. He expressed concern about overflow parking to the north which is just dirt and will cause dust. He expressed concern about the degeneration of the neighborhood and safety of streets and dust and dirt. Larry Skelton, a resident on Parkside Cr., expressed concern that trying to get out onto Dixie Drive in ...


City Council Minutes 01/28/2016:
...as been asked that the playground at Vernon Worthen Park be relocated. Parks Planning Manager Jeff Peay presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: Vernon Worthen Park Redesign – 2016; Site Aerial; Rentable Spaces – How Popular is the Park?; Photos of Events and the Facilities; Wish List; Conceptual Plan; Conceptual Plan – Elements; Construction Phasing Plan; and Preliminary Indication of Cost. City Manager Gary Esplin mentioned that he likes that the focal point lines up with the main entrance of the SunBowl. If the City were to build a new park, this is the type of park that would be built. He stated that this park serves the entire downtown area and noted that old parks need to be upgraded. One of the City’s need and goals is to reinvigorate the neighborhoods in the downtown area. Impact fees cannot be used to St. George City Council Minutes January 28, 2016 Page Six upgrade existing parks; however, since the use will change, some of the impact funds may abl...


City Council Minutes 08/26/1999:
...te on their property along River Road. DISCUSSION RE SEEGMILLER PARK: Parks Superintendent Lynne Scott displayed two site plans for Seegmiller Park. She advised they are planning a groundbreaking on October 9 at 11:00 a.m. Bill Jackson, Parks Planner, advised the site consists of 30 acres, and the slope of the site dictated where the amenities would be installed. He explained that because the site is so marshy, ponds and canals would have to be constructed and water drained from the site for at least one year. He advised the site plans were conceptual, and geotechnical reports would be needed, but the Seegmiller family was very happy with the proposed design. It was the general consensus of those present to proceed with the plans for the park. Councilmember Gardner left the meeting. DISCUSSION RE CENTENNIAL PARK: Parks Superintendent Lynne Scott advised a meeting was held yesterday with ...


City Council Minutes 08/05/1999:
...r culinary water was approved by the Water Dept. On July 28th Lynne Scott, Parks Superintendent, signed a contract with Alpha Engineering for design engineering services for this site. Prior to the meeting on the 29th, Mr. Joe Collett contacted Lynne Scott and Kent Perkins about a proposal he had relative to his horned toad study center. He asked permission from Lynne Scott if he could attend the July 29th meeting and make a presentation. He also met with a number of City officials including the Mayor, Gary Esplin, school district officials, and with a number of residents and school principals. Prior to the July 29th meeting Lynne Scott, Mayor McArthur, Superintendent Granger, Principal Brooks, Principal Cottam, met to ascertain the support from the School District and they discussed a number of issues at that time. At the July 29th meeting approximately 25 - 27 people were in attendance, including area residents, PTA officials, Principal Cottam, Mayor McArthur, Marc Mortensen, Superintendent Granger, Principal Topham, Lynne Scott, Bill Jackson, Joe Collett, a professor from Southern Utah University, and Judy Flowers from the Grand Canyon Trust. At this meeting a number of things were discussed. Lynne Scott and Mayor McArthur made presentations relative to the historical perspective with water, timing, and different issues. Mr. Collett made a presentation along with the professor from SUU and Pine View Principal Topham relative to the horned toad study area proposal. A number of questions were asked from the audience and number of things were discussed. Principal Cottam and Superintendent Granger spoke and addressed the school point of view and the fact that they would seek for compromise to be considered, that we look at the potential for educational use of the facility along with park development. Kent Perkins then spoke to the group and requested input relative to what we thought are important factors that had to be in this particular area. He identified 9 areas, those 9 areas are visibility, water conservation, amphitheater, restrooms, pavilions, tables, barbecues, discovery play area for tots, trails, and nature study area. Votes were taken on each of those areas, we then committed to the following, 1. remove park sign that was on the site, 2. assist with community citizens to clean up area, 3. help clean up this area, 4. asked the residents to consider the park in the context of the entire site, including the area behind the schools and we reminded them of the commitment that we one made with them that once we had a good water site, we would go in and renovate that site and turn it into a decent park. We would renovate the turf, plant trees and make it a decent facility in the front and well as the back. Lynne made contact, relative to the cleaning of the site, the day after the meeting staff was sent in to remove the sign. Lynne Scott and Kent Perkins met on August 2nd, with staff and input was given from the staff point of view relative to these desired park elements. The City will present the new plan for further input from the community at that meeting. The meeting was adjourned at that time. On August 3, Lynne Scott was in attendance with the Mayor and a City Council Minutes August 5, 1999 Page Four number of City employees at a Y2K update meeting, and that time a number of residents came and wanted to discuss Centennial Park again. The group that was going to clean up wasn?t able to follow through, so our staff was sent out to cleanup, pick up clippings and actually intercepted people that were dumping on the site. We noted that others had come and cut down native plants from the site and removed them. The City?s goal is to return on August 25th with new plans, and reconvene the meeting with Panorama School. At the meeting that the Mayor and Lynne Scott went to the citizens who said they didn?t like the sign taken down as they still wanted to know that a park is coming. Jennifer Bassett expressed concern about the area for lizard and horny toads. The nature area is approved by the principals in hopes that it can be used for education, but maybe not as large as discussed in the past. Mayor hopes all these things can be considered. There was concern that the lizard area might be more appropriate somewhere else. The meeting ended well, there is a lot of frustration in that area. There are 11 acres to the park, there are problems there that need to be taken care of. The problems are primarily from frustration. Kent Perkins isn?t convinced that all of these elements will fit on that site, and that they can incorporate a natural area into a park site, but is evaluating this. Kent Perkins and Lynne Scott have a great deal of trust in the Parks design people. The City found out the School District is going to be doing a project on the site and it cuts through the site or at least near the site, and the City was not aware of this. It has to do with a water line. It proves that the land is not perceived as being the City?s site yet. City staff intercepted some dumping, purposely being brought to this site. The citizens have indicated this also. The City is trying to get a handle on this situation. Lynne Scott has indicated that it is in the priority system, and at the top of the list. The meeting with the community on August 25th will be at 7:00 p.m. Lynne Scott and Kent Perkins have a meeting with the School District tomorrow morning to work through some differences with plans for the site. Presentation could be done at the work meeting on August 26 with City Council to report on the community meeting of August 25th. City Manager Gary Esplin should have a time schedule when a permanent water source will be available. The Water Dept. is looking at having water available by next spring. The City should be able to plan on going to the next step, which would be to renovate the park, and water should not be an issue. It will be one of the largest parks the City has and 2 blocks away is 2450 East Park, which is a 10 acre ...


City Council Minutes 05/23/2000:
...cilmember Whatcott, and all voted aye. PLACEMENT OF VENDING MACHINES IN PARKS: Mayor McArthur advised he was contacted by Pepsi Cola about the possibility of placing soft drink vending machines in parks. The City would have to provide the location and power to the machines, but it would receive 30% of the profits. City Manager Gary Esplin advised bids would have to solicited, and the machines could only be placed in parks where there are no concessions, such as Royal Oaks Park, J. C. Snow P...


City Council Minutes 04/05/2001:
...lowest bids and wondered if perhaps something was left out of the bid. Parks Superintendent Lynne Scott replied that staff researched the company and was comfortable with the bid. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that the Rotary Club expressed interest in making the skate park a major civic project. They are currently raising funds for the project and will contact local businesses and subcontractors to try and reduce the cost of construction. A motion to award the bid to the low bidder, Stapp Construction, in the amount of $227,106 was made by Councilmember Orton and seconded by Councilmember Allen, who inquired about the completion date for the project. Ms. Scott replied the skate park would be completed by mid-July. Mayor Pro Tem Isom called for a vote, as follows: St. George City Council Minutes April 5, 2001 Page Two Councilmember Gardner - aye Councilmember Allen - aye Councilmember Orton - aye Councilmember Whatcott - aye Mayor Pro Tem Isom did not vote. The motion passed. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for construction of the Sand Hollow Wash trail project. City Manager Gary Esplin presented five bids received: Progressive Contracting $118,119.95 Sunroc Corp, Inc. $128,945.75 L&M General Engineering & Construction $132,642.25 A-T Asphalt Paving $148,426.20 Merrick Young, Inc. $179,100 City Manager Gary Esplin explained this portion of trail included the area from the Sand Hollow Aquatic Center north to 1800 North, and will eventually tie into the Canyons Complex when development occurs. He explained that Progressive Contracting made a mistake in their bid, and their actual bid is $116,719.95. Staff recommends award of the bid to the low bidder, Progressive Contracting, in the amount of $116,719.95. A motion was made by Councilmember Gardner to award the bid to the low bidder, Progressive Contracting, in the amount of $116,719.95. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Whatcott. Mayor Pro Tem Isom called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Whatcott - aye Councilmember Orton - aye Councilmember Allen - aye Councilmember Gardner - aye Mayor Pro Tem Isom did not vote. The motion carried. HORSE CROSSING: Councilmember Allen advised she had been contacted by citizens requesting that a horse crossing sign be placed on Snow Canyon Parkway so horseback riders could access the desert reserve. Parks Superintendent Lynne Scott advised she would contact them to determine the location requested. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for the annual slurry seal project. City Manager Gary Esplin presented three bids received: CPM West $82,310.23 Intermountain Slurry Seal $70,970 Morgan Pavement $77,539.31 He recommended award of the bid to the low bidder, Intermountain Slurry Seal, in the amount of $70,970, as the City has used them in the past and has been satisfied with their work. A motion was made Councilmember Orton and seconded by Councilmember Whatcott to award the bid to the low bidder, Intermountain Slurry Seal, in the amount of $70,970. Mayor Pro Tem Isom called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Orton - aye Councilmember Whatcott - aye Councilmember Gardner - aye Councilmember Allen - aye Mayor Pro Tem Isom did not vote. The motion passed. St. George City Council Minutes April 5, 2001 Page Three ROAD MAINTENANCE POLICY: Councilmember Allen advised that during a local radio show a citizen expressed concern at the amount of money used for maintenance of roads and considered it a waste. Councilmember Allen asked City Manager Gary Esplin to explain the City’s policy on road maintenance. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the City has an annual pavement management plan with a budget of one million dollars a year to provide maintenance of City streets. This maintenance stops cracking and deterioration of streets which results in pot holes. Preventive maintenance costs less than replacing a street which has deteriorated due to a lack of maintenance. SET PUBLIC HEARING: Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held March 27, 2001, recommended a public hearing be scheduled on May 3, 2001 at 5:00 p.m. to consider amending a PD zone for the Stone Cliff project at 2600 East 1450 South to make some changes in the original layout of the project and increase the number of homes from 513 to 573. Gail Maxwell is the agent for the applicant, Kay Traveller. A motion was made by Councilmember Allen and seconded by Councilmember Gardner to schedule the public hearing on May 3, 2001 at 5:00 p.m. as recommended by the Planning Commission. Mayor Pro Tem Isom called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Gardner - aye Councilmember Allen - aye Councilmember Orton - aye Councilmember Whatcott - aye Mayor Pro Tem Isom did not vote. The motion carried. FINAL PLAT: Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held March 27, 2001, recommended approval of the final plat for Coventry Lane Townhomes Phase I. Kevin Ence is the applicant. A motion was made by Councilmember Gardner and seconded by Councilmember Orton to approve the final plat and authorize the Mayor to sign it. Mayor Pro Tem Isom called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Gardner - aye Councilmember Orton - aye Councilmember Allen - aye Councilmember Whatcott - aye Mayor Pro Tem Isom did not vote. The motion carried. FINAL PLAT: Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held March 27, 2001, recommended approval of the final plat for Point West Estates Subdivision. Kevin Ence is the applicant. Mr. Bradley advised that the City Council previously approved the preliminary plat for this project but tabled a request that the City maintain the landscape strip along Dixie Drive and Stonebridge Drive as they felt they were not in a position to take action and staff should review the proposal and make a recommendation. Leisure Services staff is willing to maintain the site as long as the developer meets City installation criteria and the irrigation system meets City standards. This would include review of plans and inspection at the time of installation. Clayton Leavitt, the developer to the east and adjacent to Mr. Ence’s project, is working with Mr. Ence on the Stonebridge Drive landscape plans. Mr. Leavitt is also requesting that the City maintain the landscape strip along his two projects. These projects will come to the City Council as final plats soon. If the City Council feels comfortable with the request, Mr. Bradley suggested it would be helpful to address maintenance issues along Stonebridge Drive from Dixie Drive east to the end of Mr. Leavitt’s development at the same time. The Planning Commission recommended approval subject to the developer meeting all conditions for maintenance, and inclusion of a note on the plat that no access on or off of Dixie Drive and Stonebridge Drive for double St. George City Council Minutes April 5, 2001 Page Four frontage lots will be permitted. Mr. Bradley advised that the developer would have responsibility for installation of the water meter. Kevin Ence, applicant, advised he is willing to install the water meter and pay the impact fees if the City will pay for the water when it accepts maintenance of the landscape strip. City Manager Gary Esplin explained the City has a policy which says that on limited access streets (66’-80’) where homes do not front onto that street, the City Council can choose to maintain the landscape strip on a case by case basis. Normally, homeowners associations are required to maintain the landscape strips, but when none exists, the City may choose to do so. City Attorney Jonathan Wright advised there does not have to be a planned development for there to be a homeowners association, and one could be formed with the specific single duty to maintain the landscape strip. This is another option available to developers. City Manager Gary Esplin commented this was a philosophical issue not yet addressed by the City Council. He expressed concern that maintenance of landscape strips would become labor intensive and would require hiring additional employees. 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..., with the condition that a landscaping agreement be on file with the City Parks Department for review of plans, inspection, and maintenance. Todd Edwards is the agent. Additionally, a note has been placed on the plat with regard to concerns about drainage and grading and that new lots coming within close proximity to existing lots must meet UBC slope requirements. A motion was made by Council Member Orton and seconded by Council Member Whatcott to approve the final plat subject to the recommendations of the Planning Commission, and authorize the Mayor to sign it. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Isom - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING TABLED: Mayor McArthur again advised those in the audience that the public hearing to consider a zone change from R-1-8 to R-2 for property located north of Diagonal and 600 North on 500 West was tabled from the agenda because adjacent property owners were not properly notified. DISCUSSION RE FINAL ROAD PLAT FOR BLACK RIDGE DRIVE: City Manager Gary Esplin expressed concern that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held October 9, 2001, tabled the City’s request for approval of the final road dedication plat for a portion of Black Ridge Drive and Airport Road in order to allow the Hillside Review Board to review the plans for the proposed Airport Road. The portion of Black Ridge Drive which is completed cannot be opened for use until the plat is recorded, and signatures obtained on the plat from all adjacent property owners were done so with the stipulation that the road would be extended to the airport. Staff’s position is that the City would stipulate that the extension of Airport Road would not be built until the Hillside Review Board had reviewed the plans for the Airport Road extension, and the City will certainly comply with its own rules and regulations when constructing this road extension. St. George City Council Minutes October 18, 2001 Page Five City Attorney Jonathan Wright advised there is no legal requirement that the plat must be reviewed by the Hillside Review Board. Mr. Esplin reiterated that the road could not be dedicated until the plat was approved, and staff has represented that no construction will take place within the hillside area until a hillside development permit is obtained. If the road is not dedicated soon, a new title report will have to be obtained and the City will again have to go through the entire plat process. The City has a great deal of money invested in the road and needs it opened. He stated it appeared there was a lot of misunderstanding on the part of the Planning Commission, who felt that staff was trying to circumvent the process. However, the issue is procedural, and not one of trying to build a road without necessary permits. Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that the Hillside Review Board met today and recommended denial of the hillside development permit on a five to one vote because of the negative visual impact and stability issues. The Board also suggested use of alternate locations because the steepness of the road would create a large cut and fill area, and the ordinance states that a cut and fill shall be no greater than 10 feet, and some of the proposed cut and fills would be up to 68 feet. Mr. Esplin advised he was not aware that the Hillside Review Board met to discuss this issue, and he will discuss it further with staff and make a recommendation to the City Council at a later meeting. He commented that if there were no feasible way to build the road under the City’s current ordinance, there may have been a misrepresentation to those who signed the plat. However, it was his understanding the road could be built through mitigation. INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT FOR SHOOTING RANGE: Consider approval of an interlocal agreement for a County-wide shooting range. This item was tabled because the applicant was not present. REMOVAL OF INTEREST FOR LAVA FLOW DRIVE ABANDONMENT: City Manager Gary Esplin explained that Lava Flow Drive located within the City also extends into Santa Clara City. A development is taking place within Santa Clara City limits and the developer would like to close Lava Flow Drive within the Santa Clara City limits. City staff is concerned because it uses Lava Flow Drive within the Santa Clara City limits to access the Sunbrook maintenance building. An alternate route would necessitate City trucks then using streets through a residential subdivision. Santa Clara City’s master plan shows a 60’ road connecting Arrowhead Trail to Lava Flow Drive, and if an equivalent access is built, he recommended that the City abandon its interest in Lava Flow Drive somewhere around the City limit line. Signatures would also have to be obtained from Arlo Hafen and developers of the property waiving their objection to the closing of Lava Flow Drive. Mark Fonger of Rosenberg Engineers advised he was working with the developer, Kent Frei, who met with the Santa Clara City Planning Commission who did not recommend approval of the project. The project will still go to the Santa Clara City Council for their recommendation. Mr. Frei is now considering developing access to Malaga Avenue by a 60 foot east-west road between Arrowhead Trail and Lava Flow Drive. Mr. Esplin suggested that if the Council felt so inclined, it could agree to the abandonment of its interest in Lava Flow Drive if an alternate, permanent access of similar quality is provided. Mr. Fonger advised that Lava Flow Drive is a 50’ street improved with asphalt only, and the new access will be 60’ and fully improved. St. George City Council Minutes October 18, 2001 Page Six Council Member Gardner questioned why the City of St. George would take action to abandon its interests in Lava Flow Drive before the Santa Clara City Council approved the project. City Attorney Jonathan Wright advised that the Santa Clara City Council’s decision will be affected by St. George City’s decision. Council Member Gardner stated he would still prefer to have the Santa Clara City Council take action first. Mr. Esplin advised that the Santa Clara City Council is waiting to hear from the City of St. George with regard to its position, and cannot make their decision until they know if St. George City is willing to allow Lava Flow Drive to be abandoned. Council Member Gardner made a motion to allow Lava Flow Drive to be abandoned if this action supports the decision of the Santa Clara City Council, as long as the City of St. George will still have access to the Sunbrook maintenance facility. The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Allen - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING TABLED: Mayor McArthur again advised those in the audience that the public hearing to consider a zone change from R-1-8 to R-2 for property located north of Diagonal and 600 North on 500 West was tabled from the agenda because adjacent property owners were not properly notified. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson advised that this zone change would be heard by the Planning Commission on November 13, 2001. MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING: Consider approval of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Washington County Water Conservancy District and the City of St. George for a demonstration garden for landscaping conducive to water conservation. Parks Superintendent Lynne Scott advised that this Memorandum of Understanding was between the Washington County Water Conservancy District and the City for use of the City’s property adjacent to the Tonaquint Park area for a demonstration garden. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Isom to approve the Memorandum of Understanding as presented. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Orton - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. Ms. Scott advised that they would be breaking ground for the demonstration garden next Wednesday, and she thanked Alpha Engineering and PCI for their assistance. St. George City Council Minutes October 18, 2001 Page Seven SPECIAL EVENT PERMIT: Consider a request for approval of a special event permit for a fund-raising and charity event in the Sunbowl on November 10. Gentry Music, applicant. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that proceeds from this fundraising event will be used for the victims of the national emergency. Mayor McArthur commented that there were also many worthy causes in our community for which funds could be raised. A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to approve the special event permit. He strongly encouraged the applicant to consider using the funds raised to benefit those locally in need. The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Allen - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. AMENDMENT TO ENGINEERING CONTRACT: Consider approval of an amendment to the engineering contract for the Black Ridge Special Improvement District. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that the original cost of the SID was based on an estimated project cost, but the actual construction cost was significantly higher. Staff is requesting a change order to cover the increased cost. A motion was made by Council Member Isom and seconded by Council Member Orton to approve the amendment to the contract as requested. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Gardner - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. ENGINEERING CONTRACT: Consider approval of an engineering contract for Phase 2 of the Bloomington drainage project. City Manager Gary Esplin advised this project affects Ute Road and the City has been trying to improve it for several years. Staff recommends approval of a contract in the amount of $53,334 with Alpha Engineering. A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott and seconded by Council Member Allen to approve the contract as presented. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Isom - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. St. George City Council Minutes October 18, 2001 Page Eight PROPERTY DONATION: Consider acceptance of a property donation. City Manager Gary Esplin explained this item pertains to the long-awaited agreement with the Sandberg family to provide an easement which will allow the use of water in the Sandberg Pond to irrigate the 2450 East Park, Panorama Elementary School, and Pine View High School. Action is needed to accept donation of the easement to the City. He explained that the City has already agreed to purchase the property on which the pond sits. Council Member Gardner thanked the Sandberg family for their donation and made a motion to accept the easement donation. The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PARK RESERVATION AND SPECIAL EVENT PERMIT: Consider a request for approval of a park reservation and special event permit for the Bonneville Corvair Club for use of the J.C. Snow Park on March 22, 23 and 24, 2002. City Manager Gary Esplin explained the applicant would like to use the entire park for three days. He expressed concern that the adjacent skate park is very busy. Parks Superintendent Lynne Scott advised that the applicant would not be ta...


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...ecommended award of the bid to the lowest bidder which was Western States Parks and Recreation in the amount of $27,363.00. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Shakespeare to award the bid in the amount of $27,363.00 to Western States Parks and Recreation. 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 April 17, 2008 Page Three AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for 750 primary URD EPR cable for the Power Department. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood stated that there were only two approved distributors for this product. She recommended award of the bid in the amount of $46,987.50 to the low bidder, Codale. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to award the bid in the amount of $46,987.50 to Codale. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Almquist. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of the annual blanket for asphalt repair and patching. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood stated Western Rock submitted an overall low bid in the amount of $106,000. She recommended award of the annual blanket to Western Rock in an amount not to exceed $95,000. She explained that the $95,000 was based on adjusted budgeted amounts from Streets, Water, Wastewater and Energy. Mayor McArthur explained the process the City uses to award annual blanket bids. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Allen to award the blanket bid in an amount not to exceed $95,000 to Western Rock. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for the 2008 road construction project. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood explained that bids were received from three local suppliers with Western Rock submitting the low bid in the amount of $440,434.00. She recommended award of the bid to Western Rock. Council Member Almquist asked which locations would be included in the project. Mayor McArthur stated that the projects were done based on the type of work needed and a maintenance schedule that was developed by Public Works. Council Member Allen asked if the maintenance schedule was posted on the City?s web site. City Manager Gary Esplin stated that it was on the web site under the Streets Division. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Allen to award the bid in the amount of $440,434.00 to Western Rock. 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 April 17, 2008 Page Four APPROVAL OF PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT: Consider approval of a professional services agreement with Bush and Gudgell to design a safety project on Indian Hills Drive near Southwood Meadows Subdivision. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood explained that this is a professional services agreement with Bush and Gudgell in the amount of $29,950. Council Member Bunker asked if the project was only on a small portion of the area. City Manager Gary Esplin stated that it was only on a small portion. He said that the Council had asked them to look at the area to alleviate safety issues. Council Member Allen asked if the agreement amount was just for design work. City Manager Gary Esplin said yes, it was only for design work. Mayor McArthur explained that the City doesn?t always request bids for professional services. He said they work with various firms around the City to contract for professional services. Council Member Almquist said that it was important to note that the property owner east of Indian Hills had been very cooperative about keeping the natural stone and looks of the area. He said that he would encourage the design to maintain some natural look in the roadway. He said he didn?t want to cut away hillsides just to get a clear shot. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to approve the professional services agreement with Bush and Gudgell in the amount of $29,950. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Shakespeare. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. APPROVAL OF CHANGE ORDER: Consider approval of a change order for project management on Tonaquint Drive. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood explained that because the project extended past the original five month period, a change order was needed to cover additional construction management services. City Manager Gary Esplin stated that because the project was not completed on time the additional costs would be offset with liquidated damages against the contractor. Council Member Allen asked how long it would take to get the liquidated damages. City Manager Gary Esplin stated that they were withholding payment so it wouldn?t be a problem. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Allen to approve the change order in the amount of $11,000 to Alpha Engineering for project management on Tonaquint Drive. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. St. George City Council Minutes April 17, 2008 Page Five VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. PENDING ORDINANCE: Consider approval of a pending ordinance prohibiting billboard video signs. City Manager Gary Esplin stated that the City doesn?t have an ordinance that prohibits certain types of video displays on new billboards. He said the pending ordinance would prohibit the installation of video or LED type billboards until permanent requirements for those types of signs could be established. Mayor McArthur explained that a pending ordinance addresses concerns that are raised by the public or the Council that aren?t covered by any other ordinances. He said that it gives the City an amount of time to look at the concerns and establish standards. City Attorney Shawn Guzman stated that YESCO had received a permit to change out the Bluff Street billboard to video screens. He said that he wanted to be sure that everyone understood that the permit had been approved for that one. Council Member Allen asked if the pending ordinance was just for billboards. City Attorney Guzman said that it was only for billboards and that it also did not include reader boards. He said that the City had up to six months to write an ordinance that would address the issue. Council Member Almquist stated that would give the sign companies time to give their input on the ordinance. He said it would also give the City time to talk to the professionals and find out all of the techniques that are available when it comes to video and LTD signs. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Almquist to approve the pending ordinance. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Shakespeare. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Almquist ? aye Council Member Shakespeare ? aye Council Member Allen ? aye Council Member Bunker ? aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. ORDINANCE: Consider approval of an ordinance requiring that during performance of a contract with the City, contractors, vendors, professional companies, etc. will comply with Section 274A of the Immigration and Nationality Act which certifies that they do not and will not employ or subcontract with employers that hire workers who are not eligible for employment in the United States. Mayor McArthur explained that this item was not a public hearing; therefore, he would not be taking public comments. He said the item was to consider approval of an ordinance requiring that during performance of a contract with the City, contractors, vendors, professional companies, etc. will comply with Section 274A of the Immigration and Nationality Act which certifies that they do not and will not employ or subcontract with St. George City Council Minutes April 17, 2008 Page Six employers that hire workers who are not eligible for employment in the United States. Mayor McArthur stated that he had received a letter from the St. George Chamber of Commerce in support of the ordinance. Mayor McArthur said that this is something that had been before the Council previously and that the City Attorney had been asked to write an ordinance that would cover this. Council Member Allen asked if this was any different than the forms that are currently required to be filled out for employment. Deanna Brklacich, Manager of Budget and Financial Planning, stated that when we hire individuals we do require documentation that shows they are eligible to work in the United States. Mayor McArthur explained that this is different because it is for contractors that the City works with. Ms. Brklacich stated that this is for the purchasing ordinance. She stated that Connie Hood, Purchasing Manager had done a lot of work on this item and worked closely with the Legal Department. She explained that whenever the City contracts for goods and services we expect any vendors that are used to comply with all employment laws. She stated that the ordinance is to emphasize that the vendors ensure they comply with the INA rules and regulations regarding hiring eligible workers for any services that are providing to the City of St. George. Council Member Almquist said that he felt that they should take action on this. He explained that about 3 months ago they met and said it was one of the primary items that needed to be addressed within the first 100 days of their tenure as Council Members. He said that he was very pleased and that this was a first step. He said that they wanted to go to the next step with the Business Licensing. He said that when someone applies for a Business License there should be a place on the form that says the owner will follow the law in their hiring practices. City Attorney Guzman stated that the ordinance would require a clause to be added to all contracts with vendors and for those submitting bids to the City. Mr. Guzman said the clause would state that by submitting a proposal and/or by signing this contract, contractor certifies that it does not and will not during the performance of this contract knowingly employ, or subcontract with any entity which employs workers in violation of 8 USC ? 1324a. Contractor agrees to produce, at the City?s request, such documents which are required to verify compliance with applicable State and Federal laws. If the contractor knowingly employs workers in violation of 8 USC ? 1324a, such violation shall be cause of unilateral cancellation of the contract between contractor and the City. In the event this contract is terminated due to violation of 8 USC ? 1324a by the contractor or subcontractor of the contractor, the contractor shall be liable for any and all costs associated with such termination, including, but not limited to, any damages incurred by the City as well as attorney fees. He said that the clause would not require any additional burden on contractors but that it would require the contractors to show the documentation for their workers if the City had reason to believe that there was a violation of the INA rules and regulations. He said that if there were a violation the City would be able to cancel the contract and the contractor would be liable for damages. St. George City Council Minutes April 17, 2008 Page Seven Council Member Almquist said the whole community had worked on this and he wanted to recognize their efforts. He thanked everyone that had been involved and stated that this was a great step for St. George. Council Member Bunker said that she also thought it was a great step and she wanted to applaud Council Member Almquist and all the others that have worked to get the ordinance written. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Almquist to approve the ordinance. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Shakespeare. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Bunker ? aye Council Member Allen ? aye Council Member Shakespeare ? aye Council Member Almquist ? aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. RESOLUTION: Consider approval of a resolution authorizing matching funds for the upgrade/installation of SCADA equipment at various tank and well sites. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the grant request would provide funding over a two year period with approximately $200,000 spent each year. He said there would be $100,000 per year in matching funds. He stated that the project was necessary and would be included in the 2009 budget request. 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 roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Bunker ? aye Council Member Allen ? aye Council Member Shakespeare ? aye Council Member Almquist ? aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. Mayor McArthur invited several youth from the audience to introduce themselves. They stated that they were students from Dixie High School and were attending the Council meeting as part of their Government Class. SET PUBLIC HEARINGS: Community Development Director, Bob Nicholson advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held April 8, 2008, recommended that a public hearing be set for May 1, 2008 to consider a zone change request from RE-12.5 (Residential Estate 12,500 square feet minimum lot size) to PD-RES (Planned Development ? Residential) on 34.58 acres located generally at 2050 East 150 North. He explained that this was up above the Middleton area where they had recently taken a field trip. He said the applicant was Red Cliffs Park Development. St. George City Council Minutes April 17, 2008 Page Eight MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Allen to set the public hearing 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: Community Development Director, Bob Nicholson advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held April 8, 2008, recommended approval of the following final plats: The Estates at Hidden Valley Phase 4, located in the Hidden Valley Development at approximately 470 East and 3500 South (across the street from Hidden Valley Park). Mr. Jim Raines, representative. Boulevard Centre Pad ?C?, located at 162 North 400 East. Mr. Bob Hermandson, representative. Council Member Allen asked if the Boulevard Centre Pad ?C? would have any effect on the parking. Community Development Director, Bob Nicholson, stated that it complies with prior discussions and agreements. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to approve the plats. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Shakespeare. Council Member Almquist stated that approximately six years ago the group had agreed to help work out the Caf? Rio parking situation. He asked Community Development Director Nicholson if a shared parking agreement had been established or if they are willing to allow a pass through. Community Development Director, Bob Nicholson stated there is an access that has been set aside to some day punch through to 5th East. Council Member Almquist stated that there was another pad site north of the Caf? Rio. Community Development Director, Bob Nicholson said that was true. He explained that pad is still vacant and would have to be built for parking. City Manager Gary Esplin said that the final plat for Boulevard Centre Pad ?C? complies with the ordinance. He stated that any new parking lots would be required as part of the development to have another access out. He said that the Caf? Rio had done everything they could up to this point. Council Member Almquist stated that at a Planning Commission meeting he remembers the north property owner making a commitment to work out the parking problem. City Manager Gary Esplin said that the property owner was not prohibiting people from parking in his spaces. He stated that other owners have prohibited parking. St. George City Council Minutes April 17, 2008 Page Nine City Attorney Shawn Guzman said that Larkins and Giffords did put in an additional 32 parking stalls. He said that they understand that if they want to build another building on the site they would have to provide additional parking. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. Community Development Director, Bob Nicholson said that there were two additional items discussed at the April 8, 2008 Planning Commission meeting. Mayor McArthur stated they would continue with the Planning Commission report. Council Member Allen stated that she would excuse herself from the discussion regarding the Conditional Use Permit because the applicant, Mr. Clark, was her son-in-law. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT: Consider approval of a conditional use permit for an indoor soccer facility in the former Moore Business Forms building located at 400 South on Dixie Drive in an M-2 zone. Dave Clark, applicant. City Planner Ray Snyder advised that the request was for a conditional use permit to establish and operate an indoor soccer facility within the former Moore Business Forms building located at 1850 West 400 South. He said Mr. Dave Clark was the applicant. He stated that it is M-2 zoned. Mr. Snyder explained on March 25, 2008 the Planning Commission determined an indoor soccer field was similar to and in harmony with a recreational enterprise use which was a conditional use in the M-2 zone. He said the business is indoor soccer, year round, with four employees. They would have artificial turf in an enclosed field. The field is approximately 8,000 square feet and only 1 field was proposed. Mr. Snyder said the games would be two halves at 20 ? 22 minutes depending on the age of the players. There would be 10 minutes between games. He stated that there would be 16 players per game and that youth and adult teams were anticipated. He said that there would be no cost for admission for spectators and a spectator?s bench with room for 15 would be provided. Mr. Snyder referred to site plans that were displayed in Council Chambers. He said there were 137 parking spaces in one area and 20 spaces in another area. He said the applicant proposed 50 spaces per field and the Planning Commission agreed with that number. Mr. Snyder said that there was a short letter and petition that was signed by 18 neighbors. He said the Planning Commission could not accept the petition but that the letter portion was read and discussed. The letter expressed concerns about two issues: the proposed indoor soccer field and the contractor?s yard on the same site. He said that the Planning Commission could only address the soccer request. He said that the Planning Commission did inform the residents that the concern about the contractor?s yard had been turned over to the code enforcement department for action. Mr. Snyder stated the Planning Commission recommended approval with the following conditions: 1. The hours shall be 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Saturdays and 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sundays. 2. No concessions are permitted. 3. A minimum of one men?s restroom and one women?s restroom shall be provided per field. St. George City Council Minutes April 17, 2008 Page Ten 4. A minimum of 50 paved parking spaces on the west side of the building shall be provided. 5. The applicant shall comply with the following findings: A. Noise - Contain all noise inside the building B. Dust - Monitor any dust created by soccer business and comply with standards C. Odors - Contain all odors to meet standards D. Aesthetics - Existing building shall blend harmoniously with the neighborhood E. Safety ? Not applicable F. Traffic - Meet City traffic requirements G. Height ? Not applicable H. Hours of Operation ? Hours of operation limited to 10 p.m. I. Saturation/Spacing ? No applicable J. Maintain Character and purpose of zone ? Ref. 2008-ZRA-002 K. Public Health ? Comply with State standards and one restroom for each gender per field. Mayor McArthur asked Mr. Snyder if there was discussion about mixed use of the building. He said that there were certain uses that would not be compatible with one another. Mr. Snyder said that there was some discussion about mixed uses. He said that the applicant plans to have mixed uses in the future. Mayor McArthur said that there needs to be a separation from industrial uses and recreational uses. He said that he wasn?t worried about mixed use in the same zone but he was concerned about mixed use in the same building. City Planner Ray Snyder stated that the building is in a M-2 zone which has more restrictions than a M-1 zone. City Manager Gary Esplin stated that with a request for a conditional use permit the Council could approve what would be considered compatible. Mr. Roger Stratford, representative for the applicant, stated that they felt the indoor soccer would be a great use for the youth. He said that it was a different type of soccer than what is played outside. He asked the Council to consider having the last game start at 10:00 p.m. He said they had wanted to stay open until midnight and having to close by 10:00 p.m. would eliminate two games being played. He said that the area would be blocked off and said that in the letter of intent there was a caveat after 18 months that if something came up that would not work with their particular use, the owner of the St. George City Council Minutes April 17, 2008 Page Eleven building would have the opportunity to buy out the contract and use it for a different purpose. Council Member Shakespeare stated that the reason the neighbors wanted the 10 p.m. closing time was because that was the time the parks closed. She said the Planning Commission debated the issue for quite...


City Council Minutes 05/08/2008:
...0 grant from the Sorenson Foundation to build the green. Laura Taylor, Parks Department, explained that staff has other priorities and the applicant has not identified a location for the green or explained who would maintain St. George City Council Minutes May 8, 2008 Page Two the green as the Parks Department does not want to maintain it. The applicant is asking that the City provide a location for the green. She stated that it would also be very difficult for her to assist in preparation of a grant application until after July 1. Leisure Services Director Kent Perkins commented that any existing facility where the green would have to be accommodated would have to change its usage. The City Council would have to direct that the green is more important than other things which have already been identified as part of the parks. Council Member Allen suggested a location in Cox Park. Mr. P...


Meeting Minutes Minutes 04/13/2017:
...idential Streetscape; Exhibit 4.7 Open Space and Trails Plan; Neighborhood Parks; Neighborhood Greens; Open Space Parks and Trail Network; Pedestrian Trails; Neighborhood Trail Connections to Open Spaces; and Exhibit 4.2 Master Plan.     A discussion took place regarding water - the developer is proposing to create a secondary water system in the area, utilizing the City’s reuse water sources, reducing the water demand by 16%.   City Manager Gary Esplin noted that water is a concern; however, green space, common areas and parks can be accomplished by limiting green space at the homes.   Co...


City Council Minutes 05/19/2016:
...sity in mind when making their decision as well as the need for trails and parks in the area. She is concerned with 3000 East and asked when it will be widened.   Mayor Pike mentioned that the improvements are required to be installed as properties are developed.    Ms. Rock stated that she is also concerned with fire protection services.  She asked where the nearest “manned” fire station was.   City Manager Gary Esplin explained that most stations are not manned.  The closest manned station to the Little Valley area is in the downtown area; however, the station at 2450 East has 60 volunteers that can respond.   Staff is currently looking for property to build a fire station in the Little Valley area which will be manned.  He noted that the City meets insurance requirements of having a fire station within 1.5 miles of residences.   A discussion took place regarding improvements along 3000 East.   City Manager Gary Esplin noted that the City has spent $10 million on 3000 East and Mall Drive Bridge over the last three budget years.    Resident Bobbie Whetzel mentioned that 3000 East is the only access road to the area other than Little Valley Road.  She asked if there were any auxiliary roads planned.    City Manager Gary Esplin explained that Commerce Drive is being improved.    He outlined other road improvements in the area.    Ms. Whetzel added that smaller lots are not in demand as larger lots are.  She then mentioned that there is a need for more churches and schools in the area.    Mayor Pike mentioned that there are additional master planned roads in the area.  Additionally, he mentioned other areas of the City that are busy with ball fields and traffic and stated that there will be a park in that area in the future.    Mayor Pike closed the public hearing.   Councilmember Hughes commented that all of the concerns are legitimate.  If he had his way, each lot in the City would be an acre lot with horses.  Property owners have complained to him about having smaller lots next to them.  He mentioned that his property in the County is surrounded by homes.  The Council is addressing all of the concerns brought up tonight.  Overall density needs to be looked at – negotiations have taken place to keep the density at a livable level.  Roads are not complete as the City requires the developer to   St. George City Council Meeting Minutes May 19, 2016 Page Fourteen   improve the roads rather than the taxpayers.  He believes there is a market for 8,000 sq. ft. lots.    MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Baca to approve the zone change on 20.00 acres from A-1 to R-1-8 located at approximately 3200 East and 2840 South.             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.   PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE: 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.   Planning & Zoning Manager John Willis presented the request to rezone property generally located east of 3000 East Street.  He presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following: aerial map; general plan map; slope analysis map; general plan compared to slope analysis; existing zoning map; summary of request; zone change map and photos of the area.  The properties are located within slopes that are greater than 20% and in the hillside overlay zone; therefore, any development would require approval from the Hillside Review Board prior to the preliminary plat.  Planning Commission recommended approval.    Stacy Young, applicant, explained as they defined the open space boundary they took rock fall into consideration.  This area will have trails and parks – he showed where they will be on the map.   Mayor Pike opened the public hearing.   Resident Morgan Hadlock stated that he came tonight because he is concerned that he could not understand the letter he received notifying him of this request.  Additionally, he believes the Council will not stop Salisbury from developing on these lots.    Mayor Pike explained when notifications are sent, all staff has is a legal description.  There is a phone number listed on the letter residents can call to get additional information.  He further explained that this is a zone change. St. George City Council Meeting Minutes May 19, 2016 Page Fifteen   Mayor Pike, City Manager Gary Esplin and Mr. Willis helped Mr. Hadlock understand the notification letter and what the proposal was.   Mr. Hadlock further commented that his concerns also include large boulders in the area and that building homes here will cause a scar on the ridge and take away their views.   Mayor Pike noted that there are hillside provisions the developer would have to adhere to.  He reminded Mr. Hadlock that this is privately owned property.    Mayor Pike closed the public hearing.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the zone change on 34.359 acres from A-1 to R-1-10; 31.890 acres from A-1 to R-1-8; and 38.937 from A-10 and A-20 to Open Space - properties are generally located at 3000 East Street.                 SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt.             VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a roll call vote, as follows:                                Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall - aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye                              The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   City Manager Gary Esplin commented that Planning Commission meetings, some of which go very late, are open to the public.  They are not paid, put in hundreds of hours and do their very best.    PUBLIC HEARING/AMEND CITY CODE/ORDINANCE: 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.   Planning & Zoning Manager John Willis presented the request to amend Title 10, Chapter 8 of City code to add Traditional Neighborhood Zone (TNZ) within the zoning ordinance.    Stacy Young with Development Solutions Group presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following: overview; traditional neighborhood development; “missing middle” housing; personal finance component; public finance component; structure of new ordinance vs old; and drafting approach.   City Manager Gary Esplin explained that this concept has been discussed for a number of years.  Although there are good examples in other parts of the   St. George City Council Meeting Minutes May 19, 2016 Page Sixteen   Country, there are only a couple in Utah.  He asked when the City will be ready for this concept.   Mr. Young stated that he believes the City is ready.  There is a large gap between townhomes and single family homes.  The original traditional neighborhood had 5,000 sq. ft. lots.  He explained that they want to be in a location that will succeed and plan to start small, giving them more flexibility and vitality.  As they are unsure how the market will receive this concept, the goal is to repair one lot at a time.   Mr. Willis outlined the changes to the ordinance by presenting a PowerPoint presentation.  Additionally, his PowerPoint presentation covered the following: design manual; types of street sections; building configurations; frontages; types of possible developments; parking standards; architectural guidelines; civic spaces; and building requirements.  The current code does not require commercial components for these particular neighborhoods.   Deputy City Attorney Paula Houston explained that parking is being reduced on the theory that there will be commercial, but commercial is not required.      Mr. Willis added that the commercial, multi-family, elevations and use will be specifically approved as part of the TNZ zone.  The Council will review these components with the zone change.   Mr. Young stated that the plan is to allow for commercial uses is constrained by size.  They do not allow car-oriented, drive to shopping.  Part of the application process requires an audit of the radius of the project site to see what is already in the neighborhood.  He showed examples of traditional neighborhoods and a simulated concept plan.   Mayor Pike opened the public hearing.    Mr. Young stated that the site is neighborhood general.   On one hand, there are fairly extreme low density, high end homes and the church wanting to do something relatively higher density.  It makes sense to transition from these two neighboring parcels.       City Manager Gary Esplin asked who is going to build these developments.    Mr. Young replied they would treat this more like The Ledges and less like Little Valley.  They envision working with multiple developers and will tell them what they can build.  These neighborhoods would be developed as a PD.   Mayor Pike closed the public hearing.   City Manager Gary Esplin commented that the old St. George was really a TND.  The current ordinance is not friendly to this concept.    St. George City Council Meeting Minutes May 19, 2016 Page Seventeen   Mr. Willis pointed out that density is not mentioned in the proposed ordinance as this is about form, layout and ratios of mixture.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to amend Title 10, Chapter 8 of City code to add Traditional Neighborhood Zone within the zoning ordinance, including the design standards as part of the ordinance.             SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Hughes.             VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a roll call vote, as follows:                                Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall - aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye                              The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   PUBLIC HEARING/VACATE SEWER LINE EASEMENT AND DEED OF DEDICATION/ORDINANCE: 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.   Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the request to vacate a portion of an existing sewer line easement and deed of dedication for a sewer line easement belonging to the City.  He showed and outlined the proposed vacation.   Mayor Pike opened the public hearing.  There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing.    MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to vacate portion of an existing sewer line easement and deed of dedication for a sewer line easement belonging to the City of St. George.              SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca.             VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a roll call vote, as follows:                                Councilmember 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 Meeting Minutes May 19, 2016 Page Eighteen   PUBLIC HEARING/AMEND FISCAL YEAR 2015-2016 BUDGET/RESOLUTION:             Public hearing to consider amendments to the Fiscal Year 2015-2016 Budget.             City Manager Gary Esplin outlined the amendments to the Fiscal Year 2015-2016 Budget as follows: 1) To budget for the previous HR Director's retirement payouts and the overlap in salaries and benefits while the previous HR Director was training her replacement; 2) To budget for a professional services contract to design and implement a new city visual identity and brand; 3) To budget for a new grant from the State of Utah - Alcohol & Drug Free Committee for the purchase of three in-car cameras for DUI enforcement; 4) To budget for receipt of a new grant to install 20 trail wayfinding signs and print 10,000 trail maps; 5) To increase the merchandise costs budget to accommodate special orders and increase the revenue budget correspondingly at the Southgate Golf Course; 6) To increase Southgate Golf's budget for Small Tools to perform some unforeseen major repairs to equipment; 7) To increase St. George Golf Club's budget to install sod at the #5 fairway; 8) To increase Sunbrook Golf's budget for Small Tools to perform some unforeseen major repairs to equipment; 9) To budget for remodeling the Development Services area at the City Office building to better facilitate customer service for Building Permit, Business Licensing, and Planning & Zoning customers and improve employee accommodations and efficiencies; 10) To budget for costs to repair damage to the 3000 East traffic signal. Reimbursement of the repairs will eventually be recovered from the insurance company of the business who caused the damage; 11) To budget for the City's participation in rip rap erosion protection upstream of the Mall Drive bridge to protect the City trail and future City infrastructure and park property; 12) To budget for proceeds from the sale of property at the old airport site to the Dixie Applied Technology College. As per FAA requirements, proceeds will be used to reimburse the City for construction costs at the Replacement Airport paid from the 2007/2009 Road Bonds; 13) To budget for consultant fees to study, consult, and create the Millcreek Economic Development Area (EDA), the new Downtown EDA, and the High-Tech Business Park at the old airport site; 14) To budget for the Land & Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) grant award and environmental costs for the Millcreek Park project; 15) To budget for the design phase of improvements at the Ledges Interchange with the City's costs to be fully reimbursed by UDOT; 16) To budget for the design and environmental permitting phase for a debris removal and river re-contouring project upstream from the Man-O-War bridge. The design costs will be fully funded by the Washington County Flood Control Authority; 17) To budget for design and engineering costs for the south access road for The Runway Development project located on the old airport site. Funding is from the 2007 Sales Tax Road Bonds via sale of property at the old airport site; 18) To budget for additional grants received during the year for the Addiction Recovery, Adult Mentoring, Employment Retention programs at SwitchPoint; and 19) To budget for a transfer from the Housing Fund for programs provided by SwitchPoint for low/moderate income affordable housing and for related start-up costs not covered by State or Federal Grants in the prior fiscal year. St. George City Council Meeting Minutes May 19, 2016 Page Nineteen             Councilmember Baca mentioned that the Dinosaur Museum would like to install awnings.             City Manager Gary Esplin replied there are some funds available.              Mayor Pike instructed Councilmember Baca to find out how much they will need.   Mayor Pike opened the public hearing.  There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve amendments to the Fiscal Year 2015-2016 Budget.             SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Hughes.             VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a roll call vote, as follows:                                Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall - aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye                              The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   AMEND CITY CODE/ORDINANCE: Consider approval of an ordinance amending Title 7, Chapter 3 of City code pertaining to Park Rules.   Deputy City Attorney Paula Houston outlined the proposed changes to Title 7, Chapter 3 of City code pertaining to Park Rules some of which needed to be cleaned up as they conflicted with other portions of the code or were not used.  A change include but are not limited to what the Police Department can do with items abandoned at a park, provide a definition of a park, a list of parks and park hours, prohibits vending in park and prohibits camping in a ...


Meeting Minutes Minutes 05/25/2017:
...eisure Services Department, outlining the proposed budgets for Recreation, Parks, Administration, Arts, Park Planning, Special Events and Races, and the Dixie Center.  St. George City Council Minutes May 25, 2017 Page Two         The Council discussed special events and the philosophy of these events as well as the Dixie Center operations.  He then discussed challenges in his divisions and future projects.   Parks Planner Millie Cockerill updated the Council on the upgrades at Vernon Worthen Park.    The Council continued discussing future projects as well as the use of City fields and parks and sports fields in general.   Mr. McAfee spoke about fees c...


City Council Meeting Minutes Minutes 10/26/2017:
...al; letter to Mayor Jon Pike; area of “mini” park; SRCA “parks” in area; issues with current dead end road; solution; suggested features; and contribution of SunRiver to Parks & Recreation.  He explained they do not know how many drive down this road - he provided estimates.  They are requesting it to be a public park although residents of Sun River do not want crowds coming to the park.  They do not have any funds to participate in the cost but are asking the Council to look at this in the next few years.    Resident Bill Prescott stated there are already issues with non-residents accessing their neighborhood amenities.    City Manager Gary Esplin commented the proposed park may create additional people doing this.   Councilmember Hughes arrived.   Mr. Patten stated they have not spoken to most of the residents yet.  They wanted to address the Council first.   A discussion took place on land ownership in the area.   Mayor Pike noted the City still owns the road.  He suggested there be a memorandum of understanding.       St. George City Council Minutes October 26, 2017 Page Two   Judy Bozeman inquired about the garden area.  Eric Nelson explained that the number of plots will be determined after which the proposed garden was briefly discussed.    Ray Tyitman inquired if Sun River had funds available would the City have parameters they would allow them to do this on an individual basis.  Mayor Pike replied that the City would have to look into that and determine if the road will be needed.    Mr. Patten commented that they completed a two-year project looking at a  community expansion.  He does not believe residents will not be behind spending funds on this park.    Mayor Pike commented the Council wants to listen after which he noted there is nothing that has been discussed that concerns him greatly.    City Manager Gary Esplin stated parks are more costly to build than in the past.    Mr. Presco...


City Council Minutes 06/09/2016:
...ce Department at approximately $65,000, funds for professional services in Parks Planning at $15,000, 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 tax funds, possibly purchasing portable restrooms for use at the rodeo and other special events, and phase 1 of Vernon Worthen Park upgrades. City Manager Gary Esplin provided an update on the All Abilities Park. A discussion took place regarding cemetery lot sales and the need for additional land. Mayor Pike mentioned the City’s branding efforts that will need approximately $50,000 and increases for part time employees, both of which the Council expressed their okay to fund. St. George City Council Minutes June 9, 2016 Page Five After discussing the restructuring in the Police Department, the Council decided to fund the two proposed promotions. Additionally, they discussed Matt Loo’s position and job title as well as human services type needs in the community. Mayor Pike mentioned that he will recommend a new City Treasurer next week and the possibility of additional destinations at the airport. The Council agreed to fund the professional services in Parks Planning and to hire a consultant to review the ordinances, but not t...


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


City Council Minutes 07/05/2001:
...ed St. George City Council Minutes July 5, 2001 Page Three in RV parks from 750 sq. ft. to 825 sq. ft. Doug Campbell, Rio Virgin RV Park, applicant; and (2) amendment of the road dedication plat for Stonebridge Drive and Country Lane. City of St. George, applicant. A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott and seconded by Council Member Isom to set the public hearings as recommended by the Planning Commission. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Gardner - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. FINAL PLAT: Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held June 26, 2001, recommended approval of the amended final plat for Sun River Phase I Plat IA subject to the abandonment of easements by the City Council in order to create two lots out of three. Darcy Stewart, applicant. A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott and seconded by Council Member Gardner to approve the final plat subject to the recommendation of the Planning Commission, and authorize the Mayor to sign the plat. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Isom - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. FINAL PLAT: Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held June 26, 2001, recommended approval of the final plat for Sedona Hills Townhomes Phase II. Vince Clayton, applicant. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Isom to approve the final plat and authorize the Mayor to sign it. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. FINAL PLAT: Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held June 26, 2001, recommended approval of the final plat for Countryside Subdivision Phase I. Clayton Leavitt, applicant. A motion was made by Council Member Isom and seconded by Council Member Allen to approve the final plat and authorize the Mayor to sign it. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye St. George City Council Minutes July 5, 2001 Page Four The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT: Consider approval of a conditional use permit for a daycare facility for up to 14 children in a home at 2047 West 1425 North. Tammy Ludwig, applicant. Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held June 26, 2001, recommended approval of a conditional use permit for a day care facility for up to 14 children in a home at 2047 West 1425 North. Tammy Ludwig is the applicant. Mr. Bradley advised that all necessary inspections had been made. A motion was made by Council Member Isom and seconded by Council Member Allen to approve the conditional use permit as requested. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. DRAFT MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR SAND HOLLOW/SAND MOUNTAIN RECREATION AREA: Presentation from the Utah State Parks and Recreation Division regarding the Draft Recreation Management Plan for the Sand Hollow/Sand Mountain Recreation Area. This item was tabled to the next agenda as the applicant was not present. BUSINESS LICENSE/ICE CREAM CATERING BUSINESS: Consider a request for approval of a business license for an ice ream catering business doing business as Dad’s Ice Cream. John LaGant, applicant. City Manager Gary Esplin explained the applicant would like to operate several ice cream trucks and cover the entire community. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Allen to approve the business license as requested. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Isom - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PROFESSIONAL SERVICES CONTRACT: Consider approval of a professional services contract for architectural services for the Parks maintenance facility with Naylor Wentworth Architects. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that while the City has not used Naylor Wentworth in the past, it has seen the preliminary drawings and likes the nature-sensitive concept proposed by Naylor Wentworth. A motion was made by Council Member Allen and seconded by Council Member Gardner to approve the professional services contract as proposed. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: St. George City Council Minutes July 5, 2001 Page Five Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Isom - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. Council Member Allen commented she would like Deputy City Attorney Ron Read’s proposed revisions to the agreement included in her motion. DELAY IMPACT FEES: Consider a request to delay impact fees for a spec building in the Ft. Pearce Industrial Park. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that a similar request had previously been granted for the developers of the Ft. Pearce Business Park. The current applicant is Camco. Mayor McArthur commented it was the City’s policy that impact fees be delayed only for spec buildings in the Ft. Pearce and Millcreek Industrial Parks. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Coun...


City Council Minutes 11/29/2007:
...ngs the park impact fee study did was made an assumption that neighborhood parks would be provided by developers concurrent with a development, and then it was decided this was not the route to go. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that park impact fee funds include funds to build neighborhood and community parks. Mr. Nicholson said that a fee adjustment or credit was needed for neighborhood park improvements. Mr. Esplin advised that more options are available for developers under the density bonus program for the Little Valley area. One concern was what other options there might be for affordable housing, etc., but that value could not be defined. Ron Bracken commented that there are two to three large projects coming to the Planning Commission soon which will want zoning to obtain a higher density before this plan is in place. One project consists of several hundred acres to the south, and they will get a higher density bonus without having to pay for it. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that staff?s position is that an overlay zone should be done now - if it is good enough for the Little Valley area in determining densities, it is good enough for other similar areas. The City, right now, has nothing on the books. The temporary zoning in Little Valley expires in December, and this should be extended. Other areas to consider include Desert Canyons, the South Block, and areas in Green Valley to be annexed. Ron Bracken advised that if this overlay zone were now in place Desert Canyons would also have to improve the park in order to get the density they wish. Ross Taylor commented that the overlay zone would give Desert Canyons more opportunity to redesign some of their work and take advantage of some of the things offered in the overlay zone. Mayor McArthur suggested that a work meeting be held to discuss the Desert Canyons project. St. George City Council Minutes November 29, 2007 Page Six City Manager Gary Esplin advised that there have been a lot of misunderstandings. Staff thought Desert Canyons would sign a development agreement to do the same thing as The Lakes, but they would not sign one. Staff?s position is that they should comply with build-out just like Little Valley is doing. Council Member Whatcott inquired about medium density. The overlay zone allows clustering and creates more open space and provides the ability to build parks and trails, but medium density is not being addressed. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson replied that the committee talked about meeting the first three requirements, and beyond that it is good design and the applicants would have to come in with a PD zone. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that an applicant will have to provide a neighborhood park in order to get to the next requirement, and then to the next. Beyond that, staff could not figure out how to address it. He suggested that if a project had twice the density of R-1-10, perhaps it would have to do something in addition to the neighborhood park, such as a splash pad, etc. Council Member Whatcott inquired if the park impact fee was going to addressed, as this will change the Burningham impact fee study. City Manager Gary Esplin suggested that, for example, in the Little Valley area if someone did a 50 acre project with 10 homes, they would be required to do a park. The impact fee would be paid when the home is built, and a portion of this goes to trails, etc. He suggested that the funds go toward providing something in addition to the park. He stated the committee tried to develop standard for neighborhood parks, assuming it will cost somewhere around $125,000 per acre to build a park. The land for the park would have to be dedicated - and this is what allows the density bonus. This figure does not include amenities, so additional funds would be required for additional improvements to the park. Ron Bracken inquired about four acre parcels. Mr. Nicholson replied that the committee talked about private amenities qualifying, such as a horseshoe pit, trails, etc. However, if someone came in with a two acre parcel, this would be a real challenge. He stated the next step would be to get a draft to the Planning Commission for public hearing. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that this would allow the City to move forward with a development agreement if a project wants to proceed before the overlay zone is in place. City Attorney Shawn Guzman commented that since there is an ordinance pending, there would be no vested right to zoning other than to Open Space and Mining and Grazing. A work meeting with Desert Canyons was scheduled for December 13. Gil Almquist commented that perhaps the City should take a look at other areas on the general plan designated as R-1-10 and if they should be changed to something else to prevent confusion. DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT: Discussion concerning a proposed development agreement for The Lakes project. Matt Ence of Snow, Jensen and Reece, presented a power point presentation. He explained that the proposed project is the result of a four month process and multiple meetings with staff. Key components include the land use plan, parks and open space plan, and mapping process. A bond will be obtained for improvements attached to each plat to make sure they get built. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that this is a new concept, and timing is key and when it kicks in the challenge. Overall, the developers have offered to meet the spirit of what the City is trying to do in Little Valley with the overlay zone. The property is already zoned R-1-10. The phasing of the parks is the only question. He inquired if a community park would be built by the master developer. Mr. Ence replied that it would. Mr. Esplin inquired if this would be triggered by the number of houses. St. George City Council Minutes November 29, 2007 Page Seven Mr. Ence replied that the community park would be built as determined by the individual plats. The regional park is a different question, but there is still room to figure out when that will happen. An unidentified gentleman advised that more meetings on this issue were needed. A two year bond will be posted for park improvements for every plat that comes in. Council Member Gardner inquired if one parcel were sold, if there would not be any connectivity for two years. The unidentified gentleman replied that a bond would be posted to secure road improvements. When the map comes in for platting, the road will be built and a bond posted for the whole road. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that a traffic study must be done for the entire project with key things that must happen. The applicant would have to build all roads necessary to Plantations Drive and Sunbrook Drive, and then at some point in time a light will be needed at Sunbrook and Dixie Drive based on the volume created. They should also post a bond to pay for the traffic light. He stated the only problem he could see would be connectivity, but he assumes the project will be developed from the top down. The real problem, however, is that the City does not have the right to require them to go out to Plantations Drive as that is in the County. The rest will get built easily as access into developable areas of the project. The real problem is determining when traffic triggers the connection to Dixie Drive. The unidentified man commented property will not be sold at both ends - the property which makes the most economical sense for the business plan will be sold. Council Member Orton inquired if water storage is planned. City Manager Gary Esplin replied that staff could not make it work. There is, however, talk of trading water rights. The applicants have some rights in a well on the other side of the hill by Sunbrook, and there is a possibility of getting some reuse water there. The unidentified man commented that they have enough water sufficient to develop the lakes and irrigate all the parks. City Manger Gary Esplin commented that using reuse water will re...


City Council Minutes 02/08/2007:
...N?S MUSEUM: Council Member Gail Bunker explained that the summary of the parks and recreation master plan recommends that a feasibility study be conducted for a children?s or science museum. Lynn Goodwin, founder of the Treehouse Museum in Ogden and its executive director, is willing to help St. George if it wants to be a part of the Ogden museum. She would help in setting it up and share exhibits. St. George would also be able to get grants and funding and share in the partnership. There is a need in St. George, but first a site must be identified. She suggested locations near the dinosaur museum, or Sand Hollow area, or fairgrounds, or by the Dixie Center, or the old movie theaters downtown. Council Member Gardner suggested the old Woodward building. Council Member Bunker stated her preference would be somewhere by the Town Square. Council Member Allen inquired about use of the Arts building for the resource center so the Woodward building could be used for the children?s museum. Council Member Whatcott suggested a location on Riverside Drive. City Manager Gary Esplin suggested use of the old School District administration building, or space in the basement of the courthouse building which the City hopes to acquire. Council Member Bunker advised that funds for the children?s museum could not be raised until a site was identified. It was the consensus of the Mayor and City Council that the project is worth pursuing. St. George City Council Minutes February 8, 2007 Page Two PRESENTATION ON WEEKLY DOWNTOWN CELEBRATION EVENTS: Sandy Lenois advised that she is willing to take on the weekly downtown events again this year. She suggested that she could get more vendors if the events were held on Friday nights. She suggested events be held in April through October, excluding July because it was too hot. Marc Mortensen expressed concern with the frequency of the events. He stated in his opinion they should not be held weekly and there needed to be more variation. Ms. Lenois commented that they had different themes each month, and attendance at the first and second weeks were good, and then dwindled the third week. Ms. Lenois commented that due to personal conflicts, some of the businesses did not remain open for the events. However, the merchants are now ready to support the events. She inquired if the City wanted the events. Mayor McArthur replied that the Main Street businesses approached the City about holding the events, not the other way around. Council Member Allen suggested a farmer?s market be incorporated into the events. Council Member Orton commented that the City would have to be careful as a sponsor as it was not trying to cause competition against other business centers. The City can support the events if they help the Main Street businesses, but it is not interested in the various vendors? success. Ms. Lenois commented that the Tourist and Convention Center would like the events to continue to be held on Thursday nights as Friday nights would conflict with other events. City Manager Gary Esplin suggested the events be held once a month and be made special to become a community event in conjunction with the Town Square and Water Walk. He suggested a survey be done by staff to see if the businesses will support it. Mayor McArthur instructed Marc Mortensen to begin this survey. DISCUSSION CONCERNING MANDATORY DEDICATION OF PARK PROPERTY: City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the new park impact fee plan has a new element - a developer will donate four acres of park land for every 1000 residents. The impact fee is not geared to purchase property for the park - just to build the park. The idea is to get the parks donated at the time a big project comes in. For those developers who do not have enough property to donate, a mandatory in-lieu fee will be charged and these fees will be used to make sure there is a park in the area or to upgrade an existing park. There are two types of parks - neighborhood and community. A community park is the City?s total responsibility and these fees are included in the park impact fee. Impact fees do not reflect the cost to purchase land for a neighborhood park, only to build it. A mathematical equation will be used to arrive at the figure charged the developer as a fee in lieu based on the cost of the park land or improvements. St. George City Council Minutes February 8, 2007 Page Three Council Member Gardner inquired about a single lot builder. Mr. Esplin replied that a single lot builder would pay only the impact fee for the individual house. He explained that the City has a map indicating areas where it knows parks are needed. The City will determine where a park best fits in an area. For example, Ivory Homes is building a community park. A subdivision that builds next door and will use the park will pay an assessment used to add improvements to the community park. Council Member Whatcott inquired if trails would be considered part of a park. Leisure Services Director Kent Perkins replied that credit is not given for trails. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that a developer would have to put in trails as part of an amenity package, but the ordinance does not require that he be compensated for that. The City is simply asking for access for other residents of the area, not just those in his or her development. Carol Sapp, representing the Southern Utah Homebuilders Association, commented that is someone puts in trails that benefit the rest of the community, they become a system improvement and should be paid for by impact fees. City Manager Gary Esplin replied that if a developer does not build a park, they will have to build trails to access a park, and they should not be compensated for that. If a developer builds a park, and the City requires them to provide access to adjacent subdivisions, then this becomes more of a system improvement. Staff is open to solutions. Council Member Gardner commented that a developer could possibly be required to do both a community and neighborhood park and the community park would be purchased by the City, and the neighborhood park would be an exaction. City Attorney Shawn Guzman commented that flexibility is built into the ordinance. The City Council can take into consideration the net acreage a developer has left, and if it is too much of a burden, he can pay a fee in lieu. Adam Arrington inquired if the City was forcing developers to give land to the City. City Attorney Shawn Guzman replied that the City will purchase land for a community park. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that the City did not plan on using condemnation. The theory is that a neighborhood park is an amenity to the development. The City will be flexible. Leisure Services Director Kent Perkins advised that a developer wants to build a large park of 14-16 acres. The City will pay them back for building the facility and use this large community park as a neighborhood park too. The City is trying to be flexible and not requiring both a community and neighborhood park in this instance. St. George City Council Minutes February 8, 2007 Page Four City Manager Gary Esplin commented that impact fees will be shared as a whole throughout the entire City. Carol Sapp inquired about implementation and how land values would be determined. Leisure Services Director Kent Perkins advised that guidelines are written in the ordinance. For instance, 50% of the land for a park has to be easily accessible, and no piece can be over a certain percentage of slope. City Manager Gary Esplin clarified that the City is saying that a developer cannot just donate slope property. The greatest percent of the property has to be useable. Leisure Services Director Kent Perkins commented that when developers do donate slope property to the City which they cannot use, they get tax deductions. The City Council will look at each piece of property donated and decide on the value. Values will be established yearly based on appraisals. There is an appeal process that allows for a developer to obtain his own appraisal or a negotiation between two appraisals. Carol Sapp commented that this would require the developer to incur additional cost. She suggested use of an appeals panel. City Attorney Shawn Guzman clarified that the proposed ordinance does not contain an appeals process. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that every year during the capital project updates, the City Council will set a fee based on what the value of the property in the community is as a whole. If a developer feels this is incorrect, he or she can hire their own appraiser and appeal this to the City Council. City Attorney Shawn Guzman clarified that there is no appeals process in the ordinance. The appeal process is to come and talk to the City Council. Council Member Whatcott inquired how property value would be established each year. City Attorney Shawn Guzman replied that when the City does its impact fee studies, it will be paying someone to determine the cost to acquire land for parks. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that it would not difficult to determine values. Carol Sapp commented that determining value by zones would be more precise instead of determining value City-wide. Finance Director Phil Peterson explained that impact fees would be held within a restricted fund with subfunds for each of the parks so that funds are restricted for use for each specific park. St. George City Council Minutes February 8, 2007 Page Five Rick Rosenberg inquired if the in-lieu fee would be paid at the time of platting. He was advised that this was correct. He inquired how this new policy would apply to existing larger PDs with many phases already developed. City Manager Gary Esplin replied that they would have to find four acres somewhere. However, if the projects were already platted and recorded, they would not be subject to the new ordinance. If they are not platted, then discussions will be held with them and they are subject to the new ordinance. If they do not have land for parks, they will have to pay an in lieu fee. City Attorney Shawn Guzma...


City Council Minutes 06/21/2007:
...ry advised the project area is from Bluff Street to 900 East. UPDATE ON PARKS: Leisure Services Director Kent Perkins updated the City Council on the 18 parks projects under construction. ORDINANCE: Consider approval of an ordinance prohibiting smoking on City-owned property such as parks, ball fields, open space and around bus stops. Melinda Hill, Legal Intern, advised that four or five cities within the state have a smoking ban in certain public areas. The proposed ordinance is based on Salt Lake City?s ordinance. With regard to justification, the EPA has determined that secondhand smoke is a carcinogen and there is no acceptable level of exposure. It kills many people each year, including children. Additionally, discarded cigarette butts in parks are a danger to children. She then reviewed the proposed ordinance. Mayor McArthur commented that the purpose of the ordinance is to protect the health of the public. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised that at the request of City management, the ban on smoking on City golf courses has been removed from the ordinance. Council Member Allen commented that City parks include the ballfields. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised that the ban on smoking will be posted on site. Trails are also considered parks for this purpose. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to approve the ordinance. St. George City Council Minutes June 21, 2007 Page Three 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 Bunker - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. RESOLUTION: Consider approval of a resolution setting fees for services at the Reuse Center. Public Works Director Larry Bulloch advised that several years ago the City set up a reuse center on Brigham Road to provide a place for people to dispose of material that can be reprocessed and reused, such as asphalt, concrete and green waste. However, certain green waste cannot be composted such as cactus, pampas grass, oleanders or palm fronds. This waste turns into a big expense for the City to sift through and retrieve those items and haul them to the landfill and pay a disposal fee. There are two options - to prohibit this disposal, or to charge a fee for disposal. The majority of landscapers who use the facility prefer the latter option, recognizing that it creates a cost to operate and dispose of these items. They are willing to pay a fee, and staff believes it is best to provide this service so that the unuseable green waste does not end up in washes and open spaces. Mayor McArthur advised that the City?s charge will be higher than the cost to dump at the landfill so that it does not compete with the landfill. Mr. Bulloch recommended a fee of $25 per ton for residential users and $40 a ton for commercial users. The fee will be prorated based on weight. The City has contacted Allied and the Solid Waste District and both are agreeable to allowing the City to begin hauling all of the waste itself. A new truck will be needed every five years at a cost of $90,000. Revenue received from the service will pay for the cost of the truck the first year, and then maintain the operation thereafter. The idea is not to make money, but to cover the City?s costs. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the resolution. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Bunker - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Orton - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. RESOLUTION: Consider approval of a resolution abandoning existing public utility easements located near Calvary Chapel at the intersection of Pioneer Road and Sugar Leo Drive. City Attorney Shawn Guzman explained that there is a slight problem with the legal description, and he recommended approval subject to approval of the final legal description. Water Services Director Barry Barnum explained that a sewer line from the Ranches to Sun River is being put in and this resolution will allow the City to abandon the old easement which is no longer needed and the Calvary Chapel will give the City a new easement. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the resolution. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: St. George City Council Minutes June 21, 2007 Page Four Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Bunker - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. Mr. Barnum updated the City Council on water conservation efforts and thanked the public for the tremendous response in conservation. RESOLUTION: Consider approval of a resolution accepting the annexation petition for Property Resreve, Inc. City Attorney Shawn Guzman explained that the bulk of PRI?s property is already within the boundaries of the City. The property is located in the Fields area by 3000 East. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Allen 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 Allen - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Bunker - aye Council Member Gardner - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. RESOLUTION: Consider approval of a resolution amending the City of St. George water rate schedule. Budget and Financial Planning Manager Deanna Brklacich explained that a 5% increase is recommended as part of the budget. Water Services Director Barry Barnum explained the water rates have been the same for the past five years, but costs continue to grow. The City is finding itself in a budget shortfall due to rising costs which requires a rate increase. Mayor McArthur commented that the City Council?s philosophy has been not to raise rates unless there is a need. Council Member Whatcott commented that while the City has increased costs, conservation and the efficiency of the Water Department has kept the City?s rates at the level they are at, but this increase is necessary in order to keep up with activity. Mr. Barnum advised that irrigation rates would also increase 5%. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton 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 Orton - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Bunker - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Allen - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. St. George City Council Minutes June 21, 2007 Page Five RESOLUTION: Consider approval of a resolution amending golf fees at the City of St. George golf courses. Development Services Director Matt Loo explained that with the price of everything going up, the same pressures are felt at the golf courses to provide a good product at a fair price. Staff proposes raising the rates 3% - 3.5%. For nine holes this equates to an increase of 50?, and for 18 holes the increase is $1.00. A $1.00 increase for golf carts is also proposed. Council Member Allen commented that citizens have expressed concern that the cache card cannot be reloaded. Mr. Loo replied that the cache card can now be reloaded for $150. Council Member Whatcott commented that recognizing that the punch card, which the cache card replaced, was $160, the cache card can be reloaded at about the same cost. Mr. Loo commented that the City has 33 full time employees to manage and govern 72 holes of golf. He advised that he researched the top 50 municipal golf courses, and they do frequent small adjustments in their rates rather than one large one every three to five years. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the resolution. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Bunker - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Orton - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider a zone change from R-1-10 to M-1 on 254.04 acres located on the south side of the existing Ft. Pierce Industrial Park. SITLA, applicant; Gilbert Jennings, representative. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that the subject area includes the area south of the Ft. Pierce Industrial Park to the White Dome. The balance of the area is slated to remain as permanent open space. This action limits the Ft. Pierce Industrial Park to the south. The Planning Commission recommends approval based on compliance with the South Block plan. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. Ed Baca commented that the industrial park was vital to maintain the desired tax base. There being no further public comment, Mayor McArthur closed the public hearing. MOTION: A motion to approve the zone change by ordinance was made by Council Member Gardner. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Bunker - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. St. George City Council Minutes June 21, 2007 Page Six City Attorney Shawn Guzman clarified that all the property included in the zone change is owned by SITLA. Council Member Gardner clarified that SITLA stands for State Institutional Trust Lands Administration. PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider a zone change from A-1, A-20, and Open Space to R-1-10 on 106.73 acres located between Little Valley Road and the proposed extension of Commerce Drive. Triple Bogey Partners (Burgess, Whatcott, West), applicants. Mayor McArthur explained that the remainder of the zone change requests on the agenda all pertain to property in Little Valley. The City previously approved a General Plan change in this area allowing an overlay zone for TND development. The intent of the City Council was not to change all the area to R-1-10 zoning. He requested that the City Council continue the public hearings and any decisions, as more discussion is needed. He proposed a work meeting be held at 2:00 p.m. next Thursday. Council Member Gardner advised he would not be able to attend. He commented that one of his concerns about continuing the matter is that it is unfair to the applicants without any expectation of getting to a decision. Mayor McArthur commented there was a sense of urgency to move ahead with a decision due to the finances involved, but the overlying decision of what happens in the entire area is more important for all of St. George. The right decision needs to be made, but it should be done quickly. He advised that it would be scheduled for action at the second City Council meeting in July. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised that some of the applicants have expressed a desire to be prepared on July 12 for discussions, with action on the July 19 agenda. Mayor McArthur suggested that a meeting be scheduled on Tuesday, June 26 at 11:00 a.m. to discuss the matter. Lowry Snow, representing Triple Bogey, stated this would be acceptable and requested that his letter to the Mayor and City Council be made a part of the record (this was not provided to the City Recorder). Council Member Whatcott declared a conflict of interest and left the stand. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that the subject property is located at the end of Little Valley Road where the pavement ends. The applicants propose R-1-10 zoning with lot size averaging and a larger lot buffer on the north side along the Rancho Verde Estates. Four acres of the project will be parks, with nine acres in trails and open space, for a total of 13 acres. T...


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...ng certain amenities. They have to provide 15% of the land for open space, parks, and trails. This applicant is providing that open space through a community garden and green courts which will be maintained by a HOA. The area along 3000 South will have green courts and nine homes around a common green, with alleys in the back to access garages in the rear. The pavement will be the same as a public street, with curb and gutter and a four foot planter strip and a four foot sidewalk. Homes which front on the street will access their garages by an alley. There are three distinct housing products. According to the City Code, there are three factors which must be met in order to get increased density, and the Planning Commission and City Council must feel that the project has a superior design. The Planning Commission spent considerable time on this issue and the applicant has prepared an in-depth response to this topic. The applicant proposes, and staff agrees, that the homes are well planned; they are single family detached homes. The green court concept is new to St. George but has worked well in other places. There are no privacy walls, the alleys are 20-25' in width, the pavement width is 29' with a 4' planter strip and 4' sidewalk and a 10' setback. He reviewed nearby equestrian uses. A question was raised at the Planning Commission meeting about a buffer from nearby equestrian uses; the buffer is from identified equestrian subdivisions such as Little Valley Ranches and Little Valley Ranchos. There was also discussion about compatibility between people who have horses and those who do not and if this will create a conflict. If the project is approved a note will be placed on the plat putting new residents on notice that they are living in an agricultural area with the accompanying odors and other things typical to an agricultural area. Council Member Bunker inquired if the setbacks were staggered in order to have private streets. Mr. Nicholson replied that setbacks can be staggered on public streets too; the problem is the City Code requires a 20' minimum setback unless in a TND. The applicants are proposing a 10' setback which does not meet public street standards. He advised that the City could changes its standards, or the applicant could do a modification and meet the setback requirements. Mayor McArthur commented that private streets have been an issue and the City has been trying to move away from them. However, a TND also contains other things, such as commercial. The proposed project meets Vision Dixie principles. Jim Raines, Bush and Gudgell, reminded the City Council that the applicant submitted the Fredonia Estates project for this same property which met current zoning, and the City Council asked the applicant to wait for the new General Plan. They did that and worked with neighboring properties to try and develop a good plan. Mr. Fleming is trying to follow the City?s General Plan and Vision Dixie and incorporate concepts of both. The private streets meet all public street standards except for the setback. The applicant wants to bring the houses close to the street for livability and to be pedestrian-oriented. This cannot be done with 20-25' setbacks. The project meets the bonus density, General Plan and PD criteria, as well as Vision Dixie principles. Council Member Bunker inquired if the canal and drainage were addressed. Mr. Raines replied that the canal is no longer needed as there is on-site detention and the irrigation water has been piped. Mayor McArthur inquired if there is secondary water. Mr. Raines replied that there is. Mayor McArthur suggested that language in the deed restriction be changed to say that agricultural operations SHALL not be forced out, instead of SHOULD not be forced out. St. George City Council Minutes October 16, 2008 Page Eight Community Development Director Bob Nicholson advised that the Planning Commission recommended denial on a four to one vote. Council Member Allen inquired about the basis for denial. Mr. Nicholson replied that there were no findings per se, but the Planning Commission felt there was incompatibility between the large lots with horses and more compact lots. John Fleming, Bonneville Builders, applicant, advised that when he was asked to re-approach the project following approval of the Little Valley General Plan, he understood what he was being asked to do with regard to zoning. In addition to meeting requirements he was asked to provide superior architecture. This goal was approached with an eye to contemporary urban design and good planning principles and Vision Dixie was used for further guidelines. The project integrates itself into the community; it has no walls. Daybreak is the best example of this type of community, but it is 4200 acres. This project is situated between two schools, parks and a ballfield to the north and soccer fields across the street to the southwest and is ideally situated for this kind of project. This area is for medium to high density up to a maximum of nine units per acre. The project is 6.2 units per acre. 75% of the units are accessed from interior alleys and the other 25% have garages in the back of the homes. 36 of the homes will be courtyard style and 24 will be alley units. There is a variety of home sizes. Lots range from 1,900 sq. ft. to over 5,000 sq. ft. Homes range from 1,100 sq. ft. to 2,500 sq. ft. and will be market driven as far as the number of each. The homes are designed to appeal to teachers and the workforce. The architectural style is Craftsman. Stucco, stone, and slate roofs will be used. He then reviewed the color palette of the homes. Council Member Bunker commented that Mr. Fleming previously said the CC&Rs will prohibit two identically colored homes from being next to each other. Mr. Fleming said he would like to see that in the CC&Rs. Council Member Allen inquired if this meant that no two houses exactly the same would be located next to each other. Mr. Fleming replied that this is the point of staggering, and perhaps one could be the mirror image of the other and staggered with different colors. He advised that landscaping along public areas will be xeriscape. There are several parks in the project, including a toddler park, pocket parks, trails, and a community garden. The CC&Rs will allow rental of 10% of the units. With regard to increased crime in higher density projects, the Urban Land Institute found crime in higher density areas was not significantly higher. More affordable housing is needed. With regard to horses and incompatibility, he is involved in an equine therapy business and he has never heard of a toddler being trampled by a horse. With regard to flies, there are programs to provide pesticides through horse feed and the use of fly predators. There is also a law in the City which prohibits anyone from maintaining a condition that would encourage the breeding of flies. He then presented a video fly-by of the project. Council Member Allen inquired of Mr. Fleming if a HOA would be formed. Mr. Fleming replied in the affirmative, stating that all property not part of lots will be under control of the HOA. Mayor McArthur called for a brief break. At the conclusion of the break, the meeting continued. Mayor McArthur advised that comments would be limited to 15 minutes. Paul Iverson advised that he had a 15 minute presentation from residents in the Little Valley area. He stated he is a general contractor. The motivating factor of the developer is money and profit. He stated the residents of Little Valley want to present more things for consideration. The developer previously had a subdivision approved that would be far more compatible but the City Council told the developer to hold off so he could get higher density. St. George City Council Minutes October 16, 2008 Page Nine Council Member Almquist commented that it was the former City Council who said this. Mr. Iverson continued saying that several residents would be presenting various issues for consideration. He advised he would be presenting a petition to the City Council. Paul Gooch, a resident of Little Valley, stated the proposed project creates a compatibility issue. He distributed a picture to the City Council. He advised that Jim McArthur has a unique piece of property with 700' feet adjacent to the proposed project, 400' of which is corral. Mr. Gooch stated that he has horses within 120-150' of his home and the effects of the horses on the home are real - he has flies and dust. There will be an acute incompatibility problem. It is self-evident truth that agricultural uses always lose out to higher density development, and there are many examples of this throughout the City. At some point someone wisely said that Little Valley would be the area where this could not happen. Residents in Little Valley have begged and pleaded for some contiguous zoning, instead, they are being surrounded by this type of proposed density. This development would be the nail in the coffin of agricultural use in Little Valley. Residents of Little Valley want to ask if there is any value to the City in having a place where agricultural uses can take place. The residents of Little Valley are there for the very specific rights granted by agricultural zoning. The more the City urbanizes, the more demand there is for agricultural uses. Much has been said about the aesthetics of one acre lots, but to those who live there, they are the most beautiful places on earth, and the residents there love the smells and sounds. Another great commodity of this lifestyle is the children it can produce through agricultural use. Katelyn Davies, President of the Desert Hills FFA Chapter, advised that without the land use in Little Valley their program would not exist. Their program consists of leadership based on agriculture and taking away the agricultural land kills opportunities for future students. John Powell advised that he relocated to Little Valley because of the rural feel. He expressed concerns about safety issues, mostly relating to the small size of the proposed streets and proximity to sidewalks and schools and increased traffic. The project is located immediately east of Little Valley Elementary and the roadway through the development is 30' wide. Minimum City standards for a public road is 50'. A 30' road does not allow room for wiggle, and barely allows distance for two vehicles to pass each other. The street width would not allow parking and the HOA is usually the enforcing entity, and most fail to enforce parking and residents end up parking along the private roads. Modified curbs also allow parking on the sidewalks, making it difficult for children to get through. Another concern is the sheer number of houses and increase in traffic. He stated there is already gridlock in the area at 9:00 a.m. when children are dropped off to school. An additional 90 homes will generate 900 additional trips per day, and there is no public transportation in the area. He stated the applicant says the development is a positive thing to have next to schools, but he cannot think of anything worse than to have 900 cars driving back and forth where kids are walking to and from school, not to mention the construction equipment. David Harris advised he moved from Colorado to Little Valley and is a financial consultant. He stated the comparison made by the developer that this project is like Daybreak is like comparing Los Angeles to St. George. The socioeconomic structure of Daybreak cannot be compared to this project because of its size and community purpose and should not be used as a ruler for this project. As far as the need for workforce housing, currently there are 807 homes on the market, not including multi-family, and they are on the market for an average of 186 days. Today?s economic problems have come from artificial growth in housing. All the studies and growth assumptions quoted cannot be used because everything has changed. People, including police officers, nurses, teachers, and principals who signed the petition were asked if the proposed development is a place they would want to live and not one person said they would want to live there. He stated that while the development is beautiful, no good proof was given why it should be there in today?s market. Aaron Klomp, a physician, requested that the public be given the same amount of time for comment as the applicant. He stated that a 14 acre project is not big and should be just 14 houses. The project area is small and the urban park is just a gazebo. With regard to the crime issue, he stated he read the same articles as the applicant, and they St. George City Council Minutes October 16, 2008 Page Ten suggest two things: within a short amount of time, five to ten years, the crime rate skyrockets, and in talking to police officers, one commented that crime is to be expected when people are stacked on top of each other. With regard to safety, he made a call to Primary Children?s Hospital to speak to a colleague, and his comment was that most children in intensive care units are there because of auto/pedestrian accidents, with most of those vehicles having backed over children. Those same articles mention that it must be taken into account that little children play on every square foot of property. One of the comments made by the applicant is that they want to welcome the community with open arms and integrate into the community. The only community associated with this development is Little Valley, and this project is a perfect example of urban sprawl. In Mr. Fleming?s remarks, he stated that the horses should be fed a different type of feed, and this is not compatible. Paul Iverson advised that James and Debra McArthur asked that their letter in opposition to the project be presented to the City Council and made a part of the minutes. See Exhibit ?A? attached to the official copy of minutes. The Planning Commission heard a request from Craig Brinkerhoff to expand his veterinary clinic, and this was met with opposition from residents because of the sounds, smells, etc. Lewis Meats and the veterinary clinic were the first things out in that area, and since then zoning has allowed residential development around them, and now the residents are asking that the entire veterinary clinic be moved. The City Council now has an opportunity to prevent this same problem in Little Valley - there is no happy medium. He advised that he is also involved in an equine therapy business, and the horses used in those programs are not the same as the horses he keeps in his pens. The horses in his pens will bite and kick a person. He advised that Vision Dixie consisted of a general plan, general ideas and general input. He presented a petition to the City Council signed by 750 people in opposition to the request. Only seven people refused to sign the petition. Comments made by those who signed the petition include ?the development will ruin Little Valley? and ?its not right to put that kind of density next to schools?. He requested that the zone change request be denied. Ed Baca, addressing Mr. Fleming, stated that a new HOA board could vote to change the 10% rental policy. He inquired if there would be any restrictions limiting sale of a unit for three years, or some kind of rental controls. Todd Parry advised that he lived by the park, and while the proposed plan is beautiful, it does not look like the houses in the Knolls and is in the wrong place. He suggested it be built in the fields to the east where there is nothing yet and is closer to the airport and will not disrupt the area which is already built. It would also be suitable on the rim between the housing and the business park, but to drastically change a community is inappropriate. The City has put millions of dollars in parks, which is a big revenue generator. The City needs to put its best foot forward, and this project does not do that. The elementary school is already full. The proposed development is in the wrong place and should be put somewhere where it will not change the community already developed. Tom Finada, a new resident, advised that he moved from the northwest for the sunshine, schools and safe Little Valley community. He stated he liked the 50' wide streets, his children ride their bikes to school, and the area is safe. While the project is beautiful, there was a similar project in Oregon and the residents couldn?t even back their cars around in it. Residents in Utah have big families and big cars. He stated he heard the College was looking for more students housing, and he suggested this project be located in the downtown area. Janoie Milne advised she is a licensed clinical social worker working with children up to the age of 18. She advised that crimes against children increase when the population increases in neighborhoods. She stated that the more dense the population, the more children are harmed. When speaking about children possibly getting injured by horses, the residents are concerned about teenagers who will come into their property when no one is home and possibly getting injured. Paul Gooch commented he would like on the record that if a 100' radius line from the back of Jim McArthur?s property is used, it would encompass one third of the homes in the proposed development. St. George City Council Minutes October 16, 2008 Page Eleven Jill Wiscombe commented that teachers from Little Valley Elementary signed the petition against the proposed development. Teachers do not want this development. The school area is already congested at 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Mayor McArthur commented that he spoke with the School Superintendent about notes that were sent home with children from school illegally and he agreed this was not right. He advised the Superintendent asked the principals if they would welcome the project, and they said yes, they would love it. Greg Wagner, a resident of the Knolls, stated he was curious why the Planning Commission voted down the project on a four to one vote and that this would be important to look at. He stated when there is a tournament at the nearby softball diamonds, the parking situation is a mess. He stated he has driven through many projects with private streets, and while they may not be a problem in a 55 or older community, they are a problem when you have families with small children and there are rollback curves and cars are parked on the sidewalks. He inquired how many parking stalls per home would be provided. Shanna Klomp inquired if there was an ordinance limiting a structure to at least 100' away from a corral. Mike O?Reilly, a resident of the Knolls, commented there were two environmental issues not mentioned. Across the street from the subdivision on Horseman Park Road is a mining operation which will last for another ten years. Dust in the lower valley is a problem and the area is a dust bowl. Another high density project in this area is not needed, nor will they like the dust. Another issue is noise. The new airport will create noise and there will be a lot of complaints. He said it was a mistake to put a medium density project in this area. Miriam Fullerton advised that she paid good money for her acre of property and home, and she agrees with the people from Little Valley. She stated that Jeff Adam?s seven-plex project at River Road and 2450 South looks like apartments and he is selling them as apartments. She asked what would be different with this project. There being no further public comment, Mayor McArthur closed the public hearing. John Fleming, applicant, advised that he spoke with the School Superintendent and Police Department and there is no data to substantiate the fact that higher density leads to a higher crime rate. He advised that the zoning is not being changed, it has already been zoned, and he is simply meeting the zoning requirements the City has already identified for this area. He stated he was not taking away anyone?s rights or land, and this kind of urban design preserves open space. He advised he was pursuing his own rights as outlined by the City and its General Plan. There are two parking spaces per home and six additional spaces in the interior of the project for visitor parking. Parking is allowed on the main street as it is 50' wide with a sidewalk. Council Member Bunker inquired how far back the sidewalks were from the main street. Mr. Fleming replied there is a total of 50' to the back of the sidewalks. There is also high curbing, not roll back curbing. Some of the units have driveways which are 30' long and could accommodate an RV. One third of the units have additional parking in the driveway. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson clarified that in the A-1 and RE-20 zones, a 50' separation is required from corrals to dwellings. This would not, however, prevent this project from coming within 50' of the horse corrals because there is no separation requirement when a new dwelling is built adjacent to agricultural ground. Mayor McArthur commented that there is a problem mixing livestock with people, but the master plan for Little Valley has been approved and adopted. The Planning Commission is just a recommending body and the City Council is not obliged to follow their recommendation. The Little Valley master plan says this kind of development is allowed. St. George City Council Minutes October 16, 2008 Page Twelve Council Member Shakespeare commented she can understand the developer?s position and the homes are nice. However, she cannot deny the fact that she has concerns with the development. She read four statements from the City?s General Plan, citing that the residents of every community have the right to the quality of life they wish to preserve. She stated she felt there was a part of the community who wants to live a rural lifestyle and the City has a responsibility to protect that quality of life. She expressed concern with putting high density housing next to agricultural zones which will create problems within neighborhoods, and the last thing she wants to do is pit neighbor against neighbor. She stated she understood there is a right to hold on to agricultural property but because of public opinion against what is happening in the agricultural zones, it will be driven out. She stated she felt there was a need for agricultural areas. Another section in the General Plan states the City must assure that new development is organized and integrated with existing neighbors. She stated she could not see that this project integrates with existing neighborhoods and a phasing-in process is needed adjacent to large lots. The General Plan states that the City wants to encourage different housing types, and this project is an enclave of affordable housing because of the price range. With regard to crime, she advised that she sat down with the police, but their statistics are not separated so no distinction can be made with regard to what is causing crime. However, when there are enclaves of affordable housing eventually there is crime. She advised that her daughter lives in a similar development in Las Vegas and complains that there is no place for anyone who visits to park, there is no privacy, and short driveways, and even though the units are not that old, most have turned into rentals. She stated she believed that is where this project is headed. She stated her strong opinion is that the City has a responsibility to the School District to put its very best housing around schools, and one of the problems Dixie High School experienced was due to housing around it which turned into apartments. The City has the responsibility of what this project will be 30 years from now so that it does not create problems for school administrators or for the neighborhoods and parks which surround it. She stated she did not feel the project was in the best interests of the neighborhood or community. At the Planning Commission meeting, the Assistant City Attorney made a comment that the Planning Commission could deny the request based on the fact that the project was not in the best interests of the neighborhood or community, and speaking to Commissioner Chapin Burkes, that is why he made the motion to deny the request. Council Member Almquist commented that he served for 15 years on the Planning Commission, and decisions were made that were not popular with the majority but turned out great, and other decisions turned out to be not so great. He stated he felt the proposed project was too dense, he did not like the private streets, there is not enough parking for teenagers, and he worried about access to the front doors off the alley ways. While Mr. Fleming has property rights, the burden of proof is more on the newcomer than on the people who are already there. He stated he felt Little Valley residents are being asked to give too much, and he felt the Foothills project was the foot in the door to higher density in Little Valley. He stated he did not feel it was fair to put the Little Valley residents on the defense and it was not fair that someone sold their property with the intent of benefitting while leaving their neighbors with a problem as they deposit a big, fat check. He suggested that Little Valley neighbors get together and form an investment club to control what happens around them. He stated he did not like the fact that the proposed project would be about the densest project in the southeast quadrant of the City. He stated he worried about traffic around the schools, and lastly, was not in favor of the project based on statements made. He stated he was also concerned with the way Little Valley looks and the garbage that is everywhere. He stated that if Horseman?s Park wants to be the western side of the agricultural area, it should look the best. He stated he would love to see the half-acre subdivision as originally proposed by Mr. Fleming for this site. He stated he was sorry Mr. Fleming was led astray and he would have voted for the half-acre project. He stated he did not know if there could be great homes on half acre parcels and the developer still make money, but he would love to put this same project on the same acreage where Horseman?s Park is, on the western boundary, but at the same time to infringe on property in the middle of an agricultural area does not work. Council Member Bunker commented it was hard to be on the City Council and make the right decisions as they are not seers. She stated it concerned her the City Council went to all that work and effort on the Little Valley General Plan. She stated the owners of St. George City Council Minutes October 16, 2008 Page Thirteen property in Little Valley have a right to improve their property. The City tried to make it so higher density would graduate into pockets of agricultural use, with equestrian trails, and a mix of low and medium density. Then, so there would not be any urban sprawl, the City approved a density bonus program. She stated that homes in the early 1900's were built with front porches for a neighborhood feel and some time in the 50's porches were moved to the back and yards fenced in so there was no more comradery between neighbors, and garages replaced front porches. When she ran for City Council her main platform was new urbanism or smart growth which is a method of planning back to the roots of what was built in the 1920's to build connectivity. She advised that her son lives near Daybreak, and she has also visited the Kentlands, and in these developments people care about each other. She stated she loved the concept of pocket lawns, and the proposed project fits well into the General Plan the City Council worked so hard on. She stated that several things about the project were very good such as building an interconnected community where people can walk to school and work, 6.5 acres of open space, and it meets all criteria for the bonus density program. The project contains green courts and a community garden, there are sidewalks on both sides of major streets, and the project is perfect for what the City is trying to accomplish. She stated it would make her sad to scratch the whole thing. Council Member Allen commented that narrower streets are traffic calming. The City Council worked long and hard on the Little Valley Master Plan, and some Little Valley residents? subdivision are built on what was once agricultural land. When a project meets codes, it is hard to say that City Council Members have changed their minds. When this project came in as half-acre lots there was discussion that half acre lots in the City have turned into junk messes. The City is not blessed with a lot of water, and either a lot of sprinklers are needed or the yards turn to weeds, or there is a horse in the backyard. This particular site is a good place for housing around the schools and parks. Council Member Pike commented that all communities evolve, but h...


City Council Minutes 05/22/2012:
...eorge Marathon, the NJCAA Softball Tournament held at the Canyons Complex, Parks Planning projects totaling approximately $13,000,000 , adding new pickleball courts as well as saving the City a significant amount of money by planting trees at the City’s greenhouse for use around the city. He advised the City Council the Pickleball Association (Soup Group) will be presenting the City a check for $63,000 to build additional pickleball courts. City Manager Gary Esplin explained the recommendation in the 2012-2012 fiscal budget includes parking lots, restrooms and 10 additional pickleball courts in addition to the 2 that will be built using the donation from the Pickleball Association. Mayor McArthur inquired what will be between the courts. Mr. Perkins answered there will be concrete with shade structures which are included in the budget request. City Manager Gary Esplin noted the City can add additional courts in the future. He explained if the budget is approved, the courts can be done in time for the Senior Games. Mayor McArthur asked what is going to happen with the trails that are marked. Mr. Perkins explained staff is going out for bid to bring in additional asphalt to pave the area. City Manager Gary Esplin stated he has heard concerns pertaining to the School District not bussing students in the Bloomington Hills area because the walkway under the bridge in the Fort Pierce area has not been completed. He has been advised the trail will be completed by the next school year so that students will be able to get to the bus stop. Mr. Perkins added the budget requests include the cremation garden at the Tonaquint Cemetery and add additional seasonal employees in the Parks Department. He explained the biggest challenge for Parks is to upgrade the older facilities including playgrounds. Mayor McArthur commented when the park is complete, the trail needs to be fixed. St. George City Council Minutes May 22, 2012 Page Three City Manager Gary Esplin stated these are high visible parks and the City might want to consider using capital funds to upgrade playground equipment to have an immediate impact on citizens using those parks. Mr. Perkins explained staff is trying to make the Pioneer Center a destination point and would like to see the Opera House utilized more. There are plans to build an amphitheater on the north side called Water Walk Plaza that will have 60-80 seats with a stage that can be rented out for events. Staff is also working on contacting people for a feasibility study. There is a proposal for a sculptor to come in to inspect clean and wax all sculptures throughout the city for $2500 a year. Mayor McArthur stated the School District may want to include their sculptures since they are located in public space in the city. City Manager Gary Esplin asked if the City had any bronze sculptures that were not being displayed. Mr. Perkins said there are two that were purchased several years ago. Mayor McArthur stated they needed to be displayed. City Manager Gary Esplin believes the Arts Around the Corner committee could suggest where to display them in addition to adding plaques. Councilmember Bunker stated she sent an email to the Art Around the Corner board members asking them if they would like to take over the responsibility in caring for the sculptures. Councilmember Almquist asked if there were plans to build a park near Cabinetek. City Manager Gary Esplin explained the park is on the list using park impact funds. Sunset Park near Sunset Elementary will be next and then the park by Cabinetek. Councilmember Pike inquired where the pickle ball courts were going to be added at Worthen Park. Mr. Perkins stated there is room by the existing courts to add 8 feet of asphalt to add courts. Also at Snow Park, a futsol court will be added. City Manager Gary Esplin explained there is a combined amount of $50,000 in the 2012-2013 fiscal budget to pay for the courts at Worthen Park and Snow Park. Also, the City is looking at putting a restroom at Christensen Park and finishing the one at Cox Park. Mayor McArthur inquired if all parks have restrooms. Mr. Perkins stated not all parks have restrooms, but there are plans to put one at each park. Coun...


City Council Regular Meeting Minutes Minutes 05/03/2018:
...ty Manager Adam Lenhard noted the standard to which the City is developing parks today; they are a significant step above older parks.  There are some real opportunities with the way parks are developed now versus when this park was built.  The neighborhood meeting would assist staff in getting input from residents to plan the park.   Resident Rick Walker stated that he is concerned about the park going away.  The first time he heard about this item is on social media.  His grandfather is the one who donated the land for the park.  The idea of taking that is away is frustrating.  He would like the vote to be postponed until after the neighborhood meeting.        St. George City Council Minutes May 3, 2018 Page Two   Mayor Pike explained the City typically meets with residents when parks are planned; however, this particular situation is a bit different.  City Manager Adam Lenhard agreed and stated that this was an oversight.   Resident Ryker Luce read a letter he wrote asking the Council to build a park first as promised.   Resident Amy Luce commented this is more than a park to the residents in the area.  She read a letter she wrote asking the Council to follow through with building the park prior to removing this one.  She then asked that the vote be postponed until after the neighborhood meeting.    Resident Tadd Derrick mentioned that residents are worried about being able to maintain their quality of life as growth moves forward.  He does not want to lose the park until the replacement is built.   Resident Emily Murphy noted she is a resident as well as a realtor.  She asked the Council to delay the vote until the neighbors have a look at what is being built.    Mayor Pike explained that a neighborhood meeting will give the City a chance to show residents what the entire project will look like.  He noted there will be residential, not just commercial.  The developer and the City will be very involved as there is a development agreement.     Resident Diane Braithwaite mentioned that she has lived on Lava Flow for eleven (11) years.  She is not against the bicycle skills park; however, she is against it being in the proposed area.  This is a floodplain so she believes it will be washed away one day.  She asked what Open Space (OS) is and why this is allowed in a residential zone.   Planning & Zoning Manager John Willis explained the Open Space (OS) does permit for parks and recreation.  He added that most of this property is zoned R-1-10 which would allow for a bicycle skills park with a conditional use permit.   Mayor Pike noted that the City does not have too many parcels with 80 acres to build a bicycle skills park.  The plans have been done with flood potential in the area.    CONSENT CALENDAR: City Manager Adam Lenhard explained how a consent calendar works.  He pointed out item 2d should read to award the bid to Western Rock Products.  He then asked the Council if they would like to remove any of the items to discuss.   a.         Consider approval of the financial report for March, 2018.   b.         Consider approval of the minutes from the meeting held on April 19, 2018.     St. George City Council Minutes May 3, 2018 Page Three   c.         Consider award of bid to Interstate Rock Products for the Ledges Roundabout Modifications.   d.         Consider award of bid to Western Rock Products for the Dixie Drive/Airport parking improvements.          e.         Consider award of bid for the Commerce Drive Waterline Extension project.   f.          Consider approval of a Professional Services Agreement with Conservation Technix, Inc for the St. George Parks and Recreation Master Plan Update.   g.         Consider approval of a local consent for Wingers located at 188 South River Road.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Bowcutt to approve the consent calendar as presented. SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall. VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:   Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Baca – aye           The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   PUBLIC HEARING/2018-19 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN FOR THE CDBG PROGRAM: Public hearing and consider approval of the 2018-19 Annual Action Plan for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.   Erich Chatham with Civitas Consulting provided a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: 2018 Action Plan anticipated funds; Citizen participation events; Consolidated Plan – priority needs; Action Plan: goals; Action Plan: CDBG Projects & funding; CDBG Projects: public facilities & infrastructure; CDBG Projects: public services; and HUD submission.    Mayor Pike opened the public hearing.  There being no comment, he closed the public hearing.    MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the 2018-19 Annual Action Plan for the CDBG program and proposed budget review. 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 St. George City Council Minutes May 3, 2018 Page Four   Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Baca – aye           The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.     PUBLIC HEARING/ORDINANCE/GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT:  Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance changing the General Plan from Low Density Residential (LDR) and Open Space (OS) to Commercial (COM) on 0.50 acres located at approximately 850 North Valley View Drive.   Planning & Zoning Manager John Willis presented the request to change the General Plan from Low Density Residential (LDR) and Open Space (OS) to Commercial (COM) on 0.50 acres located at approximately 850 North Valley View Drive.  He presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics:  zoning map; current general plan; general plan amendment exhibit.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   Mayor Pike opened the public hearing.  There being no comment, he closed the public hearing.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Baca to change the General Plan from Low Density Residential (LDR) and Open Space (OS) to Commercial (COM) on 0.50 acres located at approximately 850 North Valley View Drive. SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Hughes. VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a roll call vote, as follows:   Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Baca – aye           The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   PUBLIC HEARING/ORDINANCE/GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT: Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance changing the General Plan from Low Density Residential (LDR) to Commercial (COM) on 2.31 acres located at the southeast corner of Dixie Drive and 600 West.   Planning & Zoning Manager John Willis presented the request to change the General Plan from Low Density Residential (LDR) to Commercial (COM) on 2.31 acres located at the southeast corner of Dixie Drive and 600 West.  He presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics:  aerial map; general plan: LDR & COM; zoning: R-1-10; and photos of the area.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.     St. George City Council Minutes May 3, 2018 Page Five   City Manager Adam Lenhard mentioned a letter received from a resident regarding this request.   Mayor Pike opened the public hearing.    Resident Chris Fee noted there were several residents who were in opposition at the Planning Commission; he felt they were not heard so they didn’t show up tonight.  He is concerned with increased traffic.    Resident Rod Price commented that the Planning Commission did not listen to them.  He does not want to see increased traffic and asked the Council to consider the type of commercial.   Mayor Pike explained this is a general amendment, not a zone change.  Uses and types of commercial are not discussed at this time.       Resident Sue Wilson mentioned that the entire neighborhood is frustrated.  She hopes the Council will look at how traffic will flow.   City Manager Adam Lenhard clarified this is not a zoning decision; it will remain R-1-10 until the applicant returns with a zone change request.    Mayor Pike closed the public hearing.   Councilmember Hughes stated he is concerned that this is an odd intersection.     MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to change the General Plan from Low Density Residential (LDR) to Commercial (COM) on 2.31 acres located at the southeast corner of Dixie Drive and 600 West. SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt. VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a roll call vote, as follows:   Councilmember Hughes – nay Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Baca – nay Mayor Pike – aye           The motion carried.   Mayor Pike noted the residents may like “office neighbors” better than a more dense residential situation.   PUBLIC HEARING/ORDINANCE/GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT: Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance changing the General Plan from Low Density Residential (LDR) to Medium Density Residential (MDR) on 15 acres generally located north of Curly Hollow Drive, east of Tonaquint Intermediate School. St. George City Council Minutes May 3, 2018 Page Six   Planning & Zoning Manager John Willis presented the request to change the General Plan from Low Density Residential (LDR) to Medium Density Residential (MDR) on 15 acres generally located north of Curly Hollow Drive, east of Tonaquint Intermediate School.  He presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics:  aerial map; current zoning and hillside overlay; current general plan land use; applicant’s exhibit; and photos of the property.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.  He added that there tends to be soil issues in this area.      Mayor Pike opened the public hearing.    Applicant Geary Brown noted he has owned the property for quite a while; they understand there is blue clay.  He noted that they are trying to help this community and explained that he is not quite sure how many units there will be.        Mayor Pike closed the public hearing.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to amend the General Plan from Low Density Residential (LDR) to Medium Density Residential (MDR) on 15 acres generally located north of Curly Hollow Drive, east of Tonaquint Intermediate School. SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca. VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a roll call vote, as follows:   Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Baca – aye           The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   PUBLIC HEARING/ORDINANCE/AMEND GENERAL PLAN FOR THE TONAQUINT LAND USE PLAN AREA: Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance amending the General Plan for the Tonaquint Land Use Plan area to relocate areas of Low Density Residential (LDR), Medium Density Residential (MDR), and Open Space (OS) on approximately 1,200 acres located at the end of Curly Hollow Drive at approximately 1400 West.   Planning & Zoning Manager John Willis presented the request to amend the General Plan for the Tonaquint Land Use Plan area to relocate areas of Low Density Residential (LDR), Medium Density Residential (MDR), and Open Space (OS) on approximately 1,200 acres located at the end of Curly Hollow Drive at approximately 1400 West.  He presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: aerial map; zoning; current Tonaquint Area Land Use Plan; applicant’s proposal; Tonaquint Area Land Use summary; and proposed overlay on current vs. current GPA.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.     St. George City Council Minutes May 3, 2018 Page Seven   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 ordinance amending the General Plan for the Tonaquint Land Use Plan area to relocate areas of Low Density Residential (LDR), Medium Density Residential (MDR), and Open Space (OS) on approximately 1,200 acres located at the end of Curly Hollow Drive at approximately 1400 West.    SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt. VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a roll call vote, as follows:   Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Baca – aye           The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   Mayor Pike called for a brief recess.    ORDINANCE/AMEND PLANNED DEVELOPMENT COMMERCIAL ZONE: Consider approval of an ordinance amending the existing Planned Development Commercial (PD-C) zone on approximately 1.50 acres generally located at the northeast corner of the intersection at Pioneer Road and Sun River Parkway.   Planning & Zoning Manager John Willis presented the request to amend the existing Planned Development Commercial (PD-C) zone on approximately 1.50 acres generally located at the northeast corner of the intersection at Pioneer Road and Sun River Parkway.  He presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics:  site plan; denied fuel canopy; updated fuel canopy; updated canopy design; current and proposed elevations; and materials board.    Applicant Scott McCall mentioned they voluntarily removed the “beer” reference on the signage.  He outlined their proposal as presented by Mr. Willis.    City Attorney Shawn Guzman clarified that the applicant has volunteered to a restriction prohibiting the advertisement of beer sales on the outside of the building or premises, so if the Council wishes to include that restriction, it will need to be included in the motion.   Mayor Pike noted the public hearing was closed at the previous meeting; therefore, there will not be a public hearing tonight.   After comments were made by the audience about not having another public hearing, City Attorney Shawn Guzman explained that the Planning Commission is a recommending body; the Council can approve or change their recommendation.    St. George City Council Minutes May 3, 2018 Page Eight   Mayor Pike noted the Planning Commission recommended approval of the previous request.  The Council went further and requested changes.  He stated this is not a violation of the City’s ordinance.    City Attorney Shawn Guzman added if it was previously denied and the Council directed the applicant to bring it back, then he feels they are okay with making a decision tonight.    MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to reconsider and approve this item with the modified canopy  and the signage as presented today. SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt. VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a roll call vote, as follows:   Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Baca – nay           The motion carried.   RESOLUTION/PRELIMINARY FISCAL YEAR 2018-2019 BUDGET: Consider approval of a resolution accepting and adopting the Preliminary Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Budget of the City of St. George and to set the date(s) for the required public hearings.   City Manager Adam Lenhard noted the preliminary budget is subject to change.  The General Fund budget is approximately $73 million.  He noted there is no proposed property tax increase this year.  He outlined some of the priorities for the year.   Budget and Financial Planning Manager Deanna Brklacich thanked everyone involved in putting the budget together.  She explained state law requires the preliminary budget to be adopted the first meeting in May.  She recommended setting public hearings for June 7th and June 21st with the adoption of the final budget on June 21st.  She noted that the Council will discuss the budget at upcoming work meetings.   The Council discussed the requested positions in the Police and Fire Departments.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Baca to approve the preliminary fiscal year budget 2018-2019 as presented and to set the public hearings as requested on June 7th and June 21st. 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     St. George City Council Minutes May 3, 2018 Page Nine   Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Baca – aye           The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT:  Consider approval of a conditional use permit to construct a linear bicycle skills park on in the vicinity of Lava Flow Drive, east of Snow Canyon High School.   Planning & Zoning Manager John Willis presented the request for a conditional use permit to construct a linear bicycle skills park on in the vicinity of Lava Flow Drive, east of Snow Canyon High School.  He presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics:  zoning map; site plan.  The Planning Commission recommended approval with findings. Parks Planner Mark Goble showed and outlined a concept plan.  They hop...


City Council Minutes 10/05/2006:
...ial piece for neighborhood commercial. There are 220 acres in open space, parks or lakes. One third of the development is open space. Traffic is a major issue and will be addressed at the zoning stage or with the plats. A long list of traffic improvements will be required as part of the project. A number of traffic signals will be required. Canyon View Drive will move south and intersect with Dixie Drive considerably farther south than at present. There will be a series of additional lights and left turn lanes. There are existing bike trails in the area and one of the most popular places to ride is by the City water tank on the applicant?s property. The applicant plans to maintain that trail. In the past residents of The Cottages have expressed concern about the location of Plantations Drive. The applicant has prepared exhibits that show the separation from their property lines and Plantations Drive. There is extensive separation or open space area. The narrowest point is 16' at the corner of Canyon View Drive and Plantations Drive. Mayor McArthur inquired if a fire station site was included in the plan. Mr. Nicholson replied that a fire station site has been included in the plan, and the applicant is also bringing irrigation water rights to the project, as well as possibly using reuse water. Council Member Bunker advised that she received a letter from Mr. Mower expressing concern about the increased density. Mr. Nicholson replied that density has gone up from the Plantations project. This project proposed four units per acre, and the Plantations project was three units per acre. Tonight is not an entitlement hearing as this is a zoning decision. Tonight?s hearing is for a general plan amendment, which acts as a guide for future zoning requests. If the City Council is uncomfortable with the density, it should give this direction tonight as the applicant will be following up this request with a zoning request. Rick Rosenberg advised that he has been working on this project since 1992. It started with a 27 hole golf course, then went to an 18 hole golf course, and has now been downsized to public parks and trails in response to the City survey. This site is blessed with a multitude of unique geologic features, hence the recreation out there now. He then showed slides of the property. Natural rock formations will be preserved and the St. George City Council Minutes October 5, 2006 Page Eleven applicant is working with the Parks Department on the trails and parks. All recreation facilities are intended to be public. A large public park which is show on the parks master plan will be built, as well as a linear park which runs through the valley and provides a connection from the north to south areas. Some trails will be improved with asphalt. The project provides for the construction of Plantations Drive which is the only major arterial west of Dixie Drive and is a major road on the City?s transportation plan, and will be built before the first subdivision goes in. The applicant has been working closely with the Power Department to provide two new substations and has done his best to hide the power corridor. The Power Department would like to execute a document as soon as possible to start relocation and planning of the 138 substation and loop line which is a regional power line. An extensive traffic impact study was done which identified all improvements and participation percentages based on density and traffic generated by the project. A site has been identified for a fire station. The project has three primary densities on top of the slopes and has taken a lot of the high density to the center of the project adjacent to The Cottages and parks. Concerns have been expressed by residents of The Cottages with regard to higher density and the proximity of the roadway to some of the units. By moving the power line the road has been shifted to the west. The applicants plan to landscape the areas between The Cottages and the roadway. An underground crossing and another trailhead is proposed and the bottom trail areas will be preserved. There will be no development in the flood plain or washes. The developer has created CC&Rs to control the exterior look of the buildings and landscaping for the entire project, and even though some of the property has been sold to different developers, the entire site will function under a common CC&R document to maintain control of the look and feel of the project. In order to preserve the sensitive lands and fund constriction, there is a need for increased density and the project has been set up to do some TND with a town center and park. The opportunity to do this is with this amendment and the zoning process. The first phase will consist of R-1-10 development to take advantage of lot averaging in order to pull some more affordable lots into the R-1-10 development. Council Member Bunker inquired if the applicants were also planning some affordable housing. Mr. Rosenberg replied that the commitment to affordable housing is there, but the property owners are not doing the actual project and there is not a detailed design to address this. The general plan amendment will allow this to happen, and affordable housing can be made contingent with the zoning. He stated that the last he heard there were 3,500 to 4,000 lots on the market and only 133 were sold last month. There is a dramatic need for affordable housing to meet the growing number of the workforce, but this cannot happen in the R-1-10 zone. The affording housing problem cannot be solved with four units per acre, but R-1-10 is needed to absorb the land cost and spread it out among more units. Council Member Whatcott commented that at some point in time a commitment must be made to provide attainable housing. Mr. Rosenberg replied that the applicant is focusing on the quality of the project design with less attention being paid to the numbers. The affordable housing problem cannot be met by four units per acre. Council Member Whatcott commented that it was obvious a tremendous amount of time was spent on this project but he wondered when the City was going to step forward and require an attainable housing component, and if the City was missing the boat on this project by approving the general plan amendment. City Manager Gary Esplin replied that the current property owners are not the ones doing the actual development of the project. The property owners will put in the infrastructure and then sell off the parcels. From staff?s point of view, the project is great and meets the current master plan with four units per acre. The concern is what St. George City Council Minutes October 5, 2006 Page Twelve assurances the City will have if the project moves forward that it will be built according to the master plan. Mr. Rosenberg replied that Plantations Drive is fixed and will be built. The sewer will be extended. Parks will be built as required. If a developer comes in and buys part of ...


City Council Minutes 05/16/2002:
... Mayor McArthur suggested that the Guide be available to the public at the Parks Office and Water and Power Department. Council Member Allen suggested the Guide be put on the City's web site. She inquired if there had been any discussion among the committee about making the Guide mandatory rather than voluntary. Parks Superintendent Lynne Scott replied that it was discussed but the committee felt there was a need to first get the information out, as there are many principles and guidelines to comprehend. Enforcement would also be necessary if the Guide was mandatory, and the City is not yet prepared to do this. Council Member Allen suggested that whenever a building permit is issued, a copy of the Guide be made available to the owner or builder, and to make sure landscapers and contractors are aware of it. Ms. Scott replied that the committee discussed creation of a certification program, but the main goal now is to get the educational material to the public. Carol Sapp, a member of the committee, advised that the goal of the committee was to educate, and installation and design of watering systems is just one factor, as maintenance is extremely important in order to have optimum use of an irrigation system. Gary Beddingfield stated it appeared that anyone with a pick-up truck and a means to cut pipe and a can of glue can pass off as an expert in sprinkler installation, and that most people overwater 80% of their grass so that the remaining 20% doesn't die. He suggested an inspector for sprinkler installation. PRESENTATION FROM NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE PERSONNEL: Colonel Jim Callahan, 98th Operations Group Commander at Nellis Air Force Base, advised he is responsible for the Nevada Test and Training Range. He explained that even though St. George is outside its boundary, it is just outside the boundary and is still affected by noise from the airplanes. He expressed appreciation for the City's support. He then made a power point presentation on the air warfare center headquartered at Nellis. Mayor McArthur again advised those present that the impact fee schedule will not be adopted at this meeting, and that another meeting for this purpose will be held in June. PUBLIC HEARING/AMEND PD ZONE/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider an amendment to the PD zone for Anasazi Ridge Townhomes at Entrada located at 2200 North Cohonina Cr. north of 2100 North at Entrada. Reed Brinton, applicant. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained the proposed amendment is to an existing PD. The project was approved as a twin home development, but is now proposed to have many single detached units. The overall number of units (42) would not change. There would be 26 single detached units and 16 twin homes. The same overall design will be used. There was no opposition at the Planning Commission meeting. 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 Gardner and seconded by Council Member Allen to approve by ordinance the amendment to the PD zone. Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye St. George City Council Minutes May 16, 2002 Page Three The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/AMEND ZONING ORDINANCE/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider an amendment to the Zoning Ordinance, 19-2,19.F and 19-2.C. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that Chapter 19 of the Zoning Ordinance pertains to commercial zones. The proposed amendment deals with residential treatment centers in commercial zones, and requires an increase in open space and playground area from 20% to 30% when an existing building is converted to a residential treatment center. This change will make the requirement uniform with requirements of other residential projects. The Planning Commission recommends approval. 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 Allen and seconded by Council Member Whatcott to approve the proposed change by ordinance. Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Gardner - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLANS/RESOLUTION: Public hearing to consider adoption of the Capital Improvement Plans and Impact Fee Schedule for the City of St. George. Mayor McArthur advised that while he would take comments concerning the impact fee schedule, its adoption would be scheduled at a later meeting. Impact fees are based on capital facilities plans, and they must first be adopted. City Manager Gary Esplin commented it was important to emphasize that state law governs the procedure to adopt impact fees and capital facilities plans, and periodically they need updating. Leisure Services Director Kent Perkins advised that the park impact fee is based on a standard to determine and maintain a certain level of service. Neighborhood parks are built with park impact fees. Parks to be built in the near future include Forest Park, Springs Park, Slickrock Park, Blake Memorial Park, the first phase of the Virgin River Park near the dinosaur tracks, and the first phase of the Hela Seegmiller Park in the Washington Fields area. The second year plan includes additional development of the Virgin River Park, Little Valley Park, and second phase of the Hela Seegmiller Farm and Historic Park. The City's goal is to update its plan every five years, and in some cases sooner, since development does not always occur in the direction assumed. Mayor McArthur explained that when the citizens of St. George approved the recreation bond, impact fees were based on a certain standard, and the City wants to maintain that same standard. Mr. Perkins explained that impact fee funds are not to be used for special facilities, community parks, the trail system or soccer fields, but for neighborhood parks. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that no changes were proposed to the Police Department plan. Fire Chief Robert Stoker stated that fire impact fees can only be used to build new facilities, and cannot be used for equipment or anything else. St. George City Council Minutes May 16, 2002 Page Four City Manager Gary Esplin advised that $600,000 has accumulated in the Fire Department Impact Fee Fund, and $28,000 in the Police Department Impact Fee Fund. Fire Chief Robert Stoker advised that seven new stations are proposed for construction within the next five to ten years. Station 7 is currently under design and will be located in the northwest part of Dixie Downs. Others are planned for the Sun River, Little Valley, Ledges, Green Valley Plantations, and Southern Corridor areas, and at the new airport. The City's plan is for a station within 1.5 to 2 miles of every residence. The new station in the Dixie Downs area will include an area for a backup dispatch center for the Police Department, and an area for the police officers. The City's goal is that any new station built will be a combination fire/police station. The City is also looking at radio repeater sites. Chief Stoker advised that the estimated cost of the new Dixie Downs fire station is $600,000-$700,000 and is hoped to be out to bid by late June or early July. He stated the Department currently has eight full time firefighters and 50 reserves. The new budget contains a new full-time position for a Captain/Training Officer and 15 new volunteer positions. Water and Power Director Wayne McArthur explained that the capital facilities plan in the Water Department includes the West City Springs project, east side irrigation project, Sandberg pond project, and a project to take the Bloomington Hills Elementary School, sixth and seventh grade center, and two church baseball fields off culinary water. The Department's long term plans include completing the regional pipeline by next year and to begin design to expand the water treatment plant. City Attorney Jonathan Wright inquired why the pipeline and water treatment plant was being expanded. Mr. McArthur replied that with expected growth at 6%, the City will grow into it by 2007-2008. There is also a plan to bring the reuse project on line within the next year or two, as well as a new well field in the Ledges area. He explained that the regional pipeline will bring water all the way to Ivins and will provide a good mix of surface and ground water. The City will have to comply with the new arsenic rule by 2005. Mr. McArthur advised that in the power area, the City is installing capacitors, with the hope that the technical task force is working on ways to build additional transmission. The plan shows a 138 line, but ways are being looked at to get electricity in from the south. Another alternative is to build either a 230 or 138 line from Las Vegas to St. George up over Highway 91 or over the new national monument. Wind farms are also being looked at, and there is a plan to put a turbine at SHAC and make a co-generation plant with the waste heat from the pool and sell it to the school. The City will eventually have to replace the 69 loop with a 138 loop. He explained that a long term source of power includes the Payson gas turbine project with 112 megawatts which is fully subscribed by UAMPS members except for 7 megawatts and should be on line this summer. There is also the IPP plan with a completion date of May 2008, and a small wind farm project which Pacificorp bought and would like to sell 10 megawatts to UAMPS. The City has signed up for one megawatt. Mayor McArthur commented that the Water Impact Fund was minus five million dollars. City Manager Gary Esplin replied this was because projects have been assigned to the impact fees. The Power Impact Fee fund has $500,000-$600,000. Public Works Director Larry Bulloch advised that Public Works Capital Facilities Plan projects include expenditures of $256,000,000 over 20 years, consists of 139 projects, and is well defined. 12 projects have been completed in the transportation system, and 6 drainage projects. The City is moving rapidly in the final stages of completing the major regional trunkline which upgrades capacity west of the West Black Ridge. The plan will emphasize expansion in St. George City Council Minutes May 16, 2002 Page Five that 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 is brought on li...


City Council Minutes 04/21/2016:
... to donate, and stated that they will match up to $15,000.    Parks Manager Larry Shane mentioned Arbor Day activities that will take place Saturday, April 30, 2016.  Additionally, he mentioned this is the 24th year the City received the Tree City USA award.   Mayor Pike read proclamations proclaiming April 30, 2016 as Arbor Day and the month of May as Bike Month.   Support Services Director Marc Mortensen mentioned that an active transportation plan will be presented in June.  Additionally, he mentioned Bike Month events that will take place during the month of May.   Mayor Pike introduced the Miss St. George royalty.   Mayor Pike mentioned that the Joshua’s project public hearing will not be heard tonight.  Although it is not the City’s task, staff will look to see that proper notifications are sent as this was the case with this item.   FINANCIAL REPORT:             Consider approval of the financial report for March, 2016.                              Support Services Marc Mortensen stated that the City is three quarters the way through the fiscal year.  Revenues continue to outpace expenditures.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to accept the March financial report. St. George City Council Minutes April 21, 2016 Page Two               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.                              CHANGE ORDER: Consider award of a change order to the Wastewater Treatment Plant SCADA upgrade professional services agreement.   Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised the agreement is a change order for the SCADA upgrade professional services agreement for the Wastewater Treatment Plant in the amount of $68,000.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the bid for $68,000 for the change order to Automation and Controls.             SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial.             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.   COST SHARING AND REMBURSEMENT AGREEMENT: Consider approval of a cost share and reimbursement agreement for the Foremaster Ridge pump station.   Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised this is a cost share and reimbursement agreement for the Foremaster Ridge pump station.  She explained that the City pays a quarter of the cost for the pump station which is $121,916.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the bid for $121,916 for the City’s portion of the cost share for the booster pump.             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.   REIMBURSEMENT AGREEMENT: Consider approval of a reimbursement agreement with the Washington County Flood Control Authority for the Dixie Center Erosion Protection contract. St. George City Council Minutes April 21, 2016 Page Three   Purchasing Manager Connie Hood stated this reimbursement agreement is with the Washington County Flood Control Authority in the amount is $127,433.  This agreement is for work performed along the Virgin River adjacent to Confluence Park, St. James Park and the Millcreek Generation facility.   Councilmember Hughes commented this is work already completed.  The Flood Control Authority is comprised of representatives from cities affected by the two rivers in the County.  They review projects that need to be taken care of; this money was appropriated and the project was awarded.  Some of the funds used came from a grant.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Baca to approve the reimbursement agreement with the Washington County Flood Control Authority in the amount of $127,433.             SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial.             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.   REIMBURSEMENT AGREEMENT: Consider approval of a reimbursement agreement with the Washington County Flood Control Authority for the Upstream Man-O-War Bridge Restoration Project.   Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised this is the reimbursement agreement with the Washington County Flood Control Authority for the work upstream of the Man-O-War bridge; the amount is $35,291 for the design and environmental permitting.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the reimbursement agreement in the amount of $35,291 for the Washington County Flood Control Authority for the upstream Man-O-War Bridge.             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.   PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT: Consider approval of a professional services agreement with Bowen Collins & Associates for the Virgin River Stream Restoration Project.   Purchasing Manager Connie Hood explained this is a professional services agreement with Bowen Collins & Associates for the Virgin River stream restoration project in the amount of $35,291.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the professional services agreement with Bowen Collins & Associates for $35,291. St. George City Council Minutes April 21, 2016 Page Four                         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.   AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for transformers from 10 kVA – 100 kVA in size.   Purchasing Manager Connie Hood stated this bid is for transformers for the Energy Services Department.  Originally Codale was the low bidder; however, they did not meet the specifications for the stainless steel bases.  Anixter HD Supply is the next low bidder in the amount of $66,620.   Support Services Director added that total of 30 transformers will be purchased.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to award the bid for transformers to Anixter HD Supply in the amount of $66,260.             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.   AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for active shooter defense kits for the Police Department.   Purchasing Manager Connie Hood stated that the low bidder was Bob Barker in the amount of $70,319.70.  She mentioned what gear is included in the kits and that 90 kits will be purchased.    Police Chief Stratton explained this will provide equipment for every sworn officer.  The gear has a 5-7 year life span.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Baca to approve the purchase of the body armor kits as mentioned to Bob Barker in the amount of $70,319.70.             SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial.             VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a Vote, as follows:                                Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial - aye Councilmember Baca – aye           St. George City Council Minutes April 21, 2016 Page Five                      The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for custom equipment for the Fleet facility.   Purchasing Manager Connie Hood explained this item is the equipment for the new fleet facility.  Under CRSA management, award will be to Automotive Equipment of Nevada in the amount of $352,689.10.    Support Services Marc Mortensen stated what equipment that will be purchased.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to award the bid for the custom equipment for the Fleet facility in the amount of $352,689.10 to Automotive Equipment of Nevada.             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.   AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for the Little Valley Complex Phase 5 Sports Field.   Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised that Kokopelli Landscaping was originally the low bidder; however, they withdrew their bid because they were not qualified.  The next low bid was from B Hansen Construction.  Their original bid did not meet the budget; therefore, it is proposed to go with the additive alternative for the sand.  The bid amount is $1,998,071.18.   City Attorney Shawn Guzman clarified that Kokopelli did not have the correct license to construct the restroom facility.  He stated that they are a great company and expressed his gratitude to Wade Hughes, the owner of Kokopelli Landscaping.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to award the bid for the Little Valley Complex Phase 5 sports field to B Hansen Construction in the amount of $1,998,071.18.             SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial.              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.     PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider a zone change request to rezone approximately 10.43 acres generally located on the east side of Pioneer Road at the St. George City Council Minutes April 21, 2016 Page Six   intersection of Sugar Leo Road and Pioneer Road from Open Space to Planned Development Commercial.  Denis Lyman, applicant.   Planner Ray Snyder presented the request for a zone change on property located at Pioneer Road and Sugar Leo Road.  He presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following: summary of request; aerial map; general plan map; zoning map; conceptual site plan; and landscaping plan.      Mayor Pike asked if the Redwood Ash trees could be revisited as he remembers there being issues with them on other projects.   Mr. Snyder stated that staff could ask Parks staff or the Shade Tree Board for recommendations.  He mentioned the materials board and showed a detailed map of the proposal; detention pond; grading plan’ photos of the area; existing Monster Storage facility; security wall; metal fence; site photos; details on Pioneer Road; drainage; and additional photos of the area.  The Planning Commission recommended approval with the following conditions and comments:   1.    Approve the zone change from OS to PD-C on 10.43 acres. 2.    Approve only one use – RV Storage. 3.    The conceptual layout as presented is approved. 4.    The canopies height, materials and colors (roof) are approved as presented 5.    The 6’ high CMU security wall with bands of textured block material and color band is approved as presented. 6.    The 6’ high security corrugated colored metal fence is approved as presented 7.    The 14’ wide and 10’ wide trail locations are approved as presented.  The applicant shall work with the Parks Department for design and materials to be installed.  One half of the future north trail (7’) shall be deeded to the City. 8.    The applicant shall design and install to the satisfaction of the Public Works Department the improvements along the project’s frontage on Pioneer Road (asphalt structural section, curb, gutter and 6’ sidewalk). 9.    Minimum setbacks shall be provided (staff to confirm during the SPR process). 10. The applicant shall pave, as required, all surfaces for driveways and RV parking. 11. The applicant shall provide adequate stacking distance to the satisfaction of the Public Works Department to prevent traffic conflicts on Pioneer Road. 12. The applicant shall provide access at the intersection of Las Colinas and Pioneer Road as presented on the site plan. 13. The 25’ landscaping along Pioneer Road including approved street trees at 30’ spacing and the trees along the freeway at 30’ spacing are approved as presented. 14. Provide a photometric plan with SPR and demonstrate that lighting will not exceed 1’ candle at property line and not exceed 15’ candle on site.  Dark sky style lighting fixtures will be used to avoid a nuisance as seen from the freeway and to the adjacent residential neighborhoods. 15. The project shall be designed to the satisfaction of the Public Works Department to safely convey storm water through the site. 16. The project shall be designed to the satisfaction of the Public Works Department to safely convey pass thru drainage water from offsite and for any on site detention overflow.  The channel design shall be to the satisfaction of the Community Development Department and may include aesthetically pleasing design   St. George City Council Minutes April 21, 2016 Page Seven   incorporating approved alternatives to standard gray concrete and may be either colored and/or stamped concrete, gabions or incorporate additional landscaping. 17. The applicant shall obtain an approved grading permit from the Community Development Department. 18. Upon approval of the zone change, the applicant shall submit an application for a site plan review along with the required civil engineering plan set which may include but not be limited to: cover sheet, site plan, grading plan, erosion control plan, utility plan, landscape plan, irrigation plan and photometric plan.   Mr. Snyder mentioned and read two letters received in opposition.  He stated that the project will be visible from the freeway.   Councilmember Baca voiced his concern that putting the metal wall along the freeway is a bit of a drawback.  The detention pond will hold water and will be close to the power line pole, he would like to make sure the pole has sufficient clearance – that it will be safe and secure.    Councilmember Hughes mentioned that the Council discussed these issues in the past.  He does not want anyone to forget the concerns of the neighbors at that time.   Reid Pope, representative for the applicant, stated the fence along the rear will be easier to construct with metal versus a block wall around the entire facility.  Although he believes a fence may not be needed along the freeway, the owner would like the fence for security reasons.  He addressed sound concerns regarding the metal wall.    Councilmember Bowcutt commented that he would rather see the metal fence than a chain link fence.       Councilmember Hughes mentioned that this is the entrance to the City.   Councilmember Baca asked if the Council can require a block wall as this is a PD.   Mayor Pike replied yes.    Mr. Pope addressed the Redwood Ash concerns and stated that he is in favor of them.   Mayor Pike asked staff to work out the tree issues.   Mayor Pike opened the public hearing.  There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing.   Councilmember Hughes noted that some neighbors wanted the property to be residential rather than commercial; however, he does not feel it should be zoned residential.  He is concerned with aesthetics, as that is what the neighbors are concerned with.     St. George City Council Minutes April 21, 2016 Page Eight   Councilmember Baca asked to hear from the applicant to see if he is willing to install a block wall around the entire facility.   Mr. Pope suggested having a block wall on the end fence and metal along the freeway since most people that will see the fence going out of town, not into it.  He explained that the power pole will be cut at a 2:1 slope and the detention basin should not affect the pole.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the zone change from Open Space to Planned Development Commercial on approximately 10.43 acres and to approve the layout landscaping and site plan as presented with conditions of the Planning Commission, with the exception of #6; requiring a block wall if there is one to be built.    Councilmember Baca clarified that as presented, the block wall will be along the frontage with the addition of the applicant indicating that they will have a block wall on the north and south end and have the metal wall along the freeway.   Mayor Pike explained that is what the applicant proposes; however, Councilmember Hughes’ motion is to have a block around the entire property.                SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca.   City Attorney Shawn Guzman clarified that the motion was to have a block wall along the north and south ends and along the frontage of Pioneer Road.  If the applicant chooses to put anything along the freeway, it needs to be a block wall.             Councilmember Hughes agreed.             Councilmember Bowcutt asked if they could go without a fence along the freeway.   City Attorney Shawn Guzman stated that the fence being discussed in the motion is just the fence along the freeway.             Councilmember Hughes replied yes.   Councilmembers Bowcutt and Arial commented that the applicant should be able to put in the wall they want to.   City Attorney Shawn Guzman asked Councilmember Bowcutt to clarify that his concern is with the block wall along the freeway frontage.                     Councilmember Bowcutt replied yes.               VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a roll call vote, as follows:                                Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – nay   St. George City Council Minutes April 21, 2016 Page Nine   Councilmember Arial - aye Councilmember Baca – aye                              The motion carried.   SET PUBLIC HEARINGS: Planner Ray Snyder stated that at their meeting held on April 12, 2016, the Planning Commission recommended setting public hearings on May 5, 2016 to consider: A) amending Title 10, Chapter 8 to add Traditional Neighborhood Zone within the zoning ordinance; B) a zone change amendment for a Master Sign Plan for the Boulder Creek Commons and Boulder Creek Crossing commercial center sites generally located at the intersection of 1450 South Street and River Road; C) a amendment to the Planned Development Commercial zone to develop the Steven Henager College on the property located on River Road adjacent to Bundy Lane; D) a request to amend the Planed Development Commercial zone to develop the Restaurants Building on property located on River Road adjacent to 1450 South Street; E) a zone change amendment for the Inn of Entrada Planned Development, lots 1-23 and Shinava Ridge Planned Development, lots 24-39 to allow lockout short term rentals in compliance with City code 10-14-20.  The properties are located at 2588 West Sinagua Trail and 2549 West Sinagua Trail; F) a zone change on 89.139 acres from Agricultural to R-1-10 and on 17.339 acres from Agricultural to R-1-12 on property generally located on the southwest corner of the intersection of Seegmiller Drive and 3000 East; G) a zone change on 34.359 acres from Agricultural to R-1-10 and on 31.890 acres from Agricultural to R-1-8 and on 38.937 acres from Agricultural to Open Space.  All properties are generally located east of 3000 East Street; and H) a zone change on 20.00 acres from Agricultural to R-1-8 located at approximately 3200 East and 2840 South.   Councilmember Bowcutt requested the public hearings be split; he suggested setting the hearings for items A-D at one meeting and the others at the following meeting.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Bowcutt to set the public hearings for items A - D for May 5 and the other four items for the meeting on May 19.             SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca.   A discussion took place regarding which items to set for May 5 and which to set at a later meeting.   AMENDED MOTION:      Councilmember Bowcutt amended his motion, setting the public hearings for items B, C, D, and F on May 5 and the others for the meeting on May 19.             SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca.             VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for 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 April 21, 2016 Page Ten   CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT: Consider approval conditional use permit to construct a five story hotel with a height of 66’.  PEG Development, applicant.   Planner Ray Snyder presented the request for a conditional use permit to construct a five story hotel at the Confluence Commercial Center located to the west of 270 East Street and generally bounded by 1670 South Street to the north and 120 East to the west; zoning is C3.  He presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following:  Photo of the proposed Hyatt Place Hotel; summary of the request; final plat; summary of the dimensions, amount of rooms, height; site plan; and elevation.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the conditional use permit to construct a five story hotel with a height of 66’.              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.   PRELIMINARY PLAT: Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the preliminary plat for Redwood Estates Phase 6, a 5-lot residential subdivision located at approximately 3200 East 3100 South; zoning is R-1-8.  He showed and reviewed the preliminary plat.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the preliminary plat for Redwood Estates Phase 6.             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.   PRELIMINARY PLAT: Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the preliminary plat for Riverside Cliffs Phase 3, a 13-lot residential subdivision located at approximately 1250 South 1800 East; zoning is R-1-8.  He showed and reviewed the preliminary plat.  This item went to Hillside Review Board about 10-12 years ago.  There was an issue with the ridgeline and protecting it.  Because of this issue, the recommendation is to have a 35’ setback from the ridgeline rather than the 30’.  The applicant would like to return to Hillside Review Board to discuss building on the lots along the ridgeline.   Councilmember Bowcutt commented that will be a challenge when they come back for approval.   Councilmember Hughes mentioned that once this preliminary plat is approved and they build what is currently proposed, it will limit their options.   St. George City Council Minutes April 21, 2016 Page Eleven   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the preliminary plat for Riverside Cliffs Phase 3.             SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial.             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.   MINUTES:           Consider approval of the minutes from meeting held on March 3, 2016.   Consider approval of the minutes from meeting held on March 17, 2016.   Consider approval of the minutes from meeting held on April 7, 2016.   Consider approval of the minutes from meeting held on April 14, 2016.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the minutes.             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.   REPORTS FROM MAYOR, COUNCILMEMBER AND CITY MANAGER: Mayor Pike mentioned that YESCO contacted him and City Attorney Shawn Guzman regarding one of their signs near the Honda dealership.    City Attorney Shawn Guzman explained that their first proposal was double side the sign.  It is low to the ground and has a face on the southbound direction.  Currently, there is a YESCO billboard which is partially blocked on the southbound lanes of I15 near the condominium project and the Bloomington exit.  They propose to remove that double sided billboard in exchange for raising the billboard near the Honda dealership, making it double sided.  Their proposal was to raise the sign to 80’ because they feel it needs to clear the obstruction with the power lines; he did not agree.  After he and Mayor Pike met with their representatives, they returned with a second proposal which is to raise the sign to 65’.  Mayor Pike was concerned with the height; therefore they lowered it to just below 60’.  The other billboards going towards Washington City are between 55’ – 57’ tall.   YESCO has agreed to paint the pole and any existing billboard poles a color in line with the City’s color palettes.  He explained that they will do an a-frame sign with a shield on the back.  An electronic reader board was discussed – that would have to be part of the conditions of the Council.   Councilmember Bowcutt commented that it worries him that everyone wants a reader sign.      St. George City Council Minutes April 21, 2016 Page Twelve   City Attorney Shawn Guzman added that this location is visible from Twin Lakes subdivision and the Bloomington neighborhood that is why they were concerned with the height.  He can go back to YESCO with further suggestions.   Councilmember Arial stated she doesn’t mind signs or reader boards; however, she is concerned with height.    City Attorney Shawn stated that he believes this is a good compromise.  They have not requested a reader board.  He will sit down with Mr. Snyder and review the ordinance to see if a reader board would be prohibited in that area.    The consensus of the Council is to have City Attorney Shawn Guzman review the radius and move forward with the request.   Mayor Pike read a letter from Tanner Emerson, a scout who would like to repaint “Green Valley” on the hill in the Green Valley area and clean up the surrounding area.    The consensus of the Council is to allow Tanner to move forward and to supply the needed materials up to $200.   Support Services Director Marc Mortensen mentioned the City employee clean up is taking place tomorrow on Red Hills Parkway in preparation of the Ironman event.    Councilmember Baca reported he attended the first Air Quality Board meeting; it was quite interesting to see how important air quality is in the City.  He mentioned the grand opening taking place at the Dinosaur Museum on Friday, May 6 at 6:00 p.m.   Mayor Pike mentioned that May 7th is Ironman weekend.  Support Services Director Marc Mortensen will provide the Council with details in the near future.    ADJOURN: MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to adjourn.             SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Hughes.              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 REGULAR MEETING APRIL 21, 2016, 5:00 P.M. CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS   PRESENT:                                                     Mayor Jon Pike             Councilmember Jimmie Hughes             Councilmember Joe Bowcutt             Councilmember Bette Arial             Councilmember Ed Baca             City Attorney Shawn Guzman             Support Services Director Marc Mortensen             City Recorder Christina Fernandez   EXCUSED: Councilmember Michele Randall             City Manager Gary Esplin   OPENING: Mayor Pike called the meeting to order and welcomed all in attendance.  The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag was led by Conner McFadden and the invocation was offered by Reverend Alex Wilkie.   Mayor Pike invited the St. George Exchange Club to address the Council.   Members of the St. George Exchange Club presented a check for $8,000 for the All Abilities Park Hands That Built the Park project.  They challenged other businesses and organizations to donate, and stated that they will match up to $15,000.    Parks Manager Larry Shane mentioned Arbor Day activities that will take place Saturday, April 30, 2016.  Additionally, he mentioned this is the 24th year the City received the Tree City USA award.   Mayor Pike read proclamations proclaiming April 30, 2016 as Arbor Day and the month of May as Bike Month.   Support Services Director Marc Mortensen mentioned that an active transportation plan will be presented in June.  Additionally, he mentioned Bike Month events that will take place during the month of May.   Mayor Pike introduced the Miss St. George royalty.   Mayor Pike mentioned that the Joshua’s project public hearing will not be heard tonight.  Although it is not the City’s task, staff will look to see that proper notifications are sent as this was the case with this item.   FINANCIAL REPORT:             Consider approval of the financial report for March, 2016.                              Support Services Marc Mortensen stated that the City is three quarters the way through the fiscal year.  Revenues continue to outpace expenditures.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to accept the March financial report. St. George City Council Minutes April 21, 2016 Page Two               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.                              CHANGE ORDER: Consider award of a change order to the Wastewater Treatment Plant SCADA upgrade professional services agreement.   Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised the agreement is a change order for the SCADA upgrade professional services agreement for the Wastewater Treatment Plant in the amount of $68,000.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the bid for $68,000 for the change order to Automation and Controls.             SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial.             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.   COST SHARING AND REMBURSEMENT AGREEMENT: Consider approval of a cost share and reimbursement agreement for the Foremaster Ridge pump station.   Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised this is a cost share and reimbursement agreement for the Foremaster Ridge pump station.  She explained that the City pays a quarter of the cost for the pump station which is $121,916.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the bid for $121,916 for the City’s portion of the cost share for the booster pump.             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.   REIMBURSEMENT AGREEMENT: Consider approval of a reimbursement agreement with the Washington County Flood Control Authority for the Dixie Center Erosion Protection contract. St. George City Council Minutes April 21, 2016 Page Three   Purchasing Manager Connie Hood stated this reimbursement agreement is with the Washington County Flood Control Authority in the amount is $127,433.  This agreement is for work performed along the Virgin River adjacent to Confluence Park, St. James Park and the Millcreek Generation facility.   Councilmember Hughes commented this is work already completed.  The Flood Control Authority is comprised of representatives from cities affected by the two rivers in the County.  They review projects that need to be taken care of; this money was appropriated and the project was awarded.  Some of the funds used came from a grant.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Baca to approve the reimbursement agreement with the Washington County Flood Control Authority in the amount of $127,433.             SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial.             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.   REIMBURSEMENT AGREEMENT: Consider approval of a reimbursement agreement with the Washington County Flood Control Authority for the Upstream Man-O-War Bridge Restoration Project.   Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised this is the reimbursement agreement with the Washington County Flood Control Authority for the work upstream of the Man-O-War bridge; the amount is $35,291 for the design and environmental permitting.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the reimbursement agreement in the amount of $35,291 for the Washington County Flood Control Authority for the upstream Man-O-War Bridge.             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.   PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT: Consider approval of a professional services agreement with Bowen Collins & Associates for the Virgin River Stream Restoration Project.   Purchasing Manager Connie Hood explained this is a professional services agreement with Bowen Collins & Associates for the Virgin River stream restoration project in the amount of $35,291.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the professional services agreement with Bowen Collins & Associates for $35,291. St. George City Council Minutes April 21, 2016 Page Four                         SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca.   &nbs