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Public Safety:
... public safety in St. George. The men and women who make up the St. George police and fire departments pride themselves on delivering compassionate se...


City Leadership:
...een the City departments and the Mayor and City Council. Department Heads (Police, Fire, Public Works,etc.) are appointed by the Mayor and report to t...


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


Patrol Division:
...K-9s.   The Patrol Division is the heart and soul of the St. George Police Department and is the most recognizable Division. Patrol Officers are called upon as the primary responder to most calls for service.  When not responding to calls for service Patrol Officers conduct traffic enforcement, address quality of life issues, and conduct foot patrols through various locations around town.  Officers are scheduled so that there are officers working around the clock, every day of the year.  If you have ever had contact with officers from the St. George Police Department, odds are that it started with an officer from this Divis...


City Contacts:
...500  Parks - 435-627-4530  Planning Commission - 435-627-4206 Police - 435-627-4301 Public Information - 435-627-4005  Public Work...


Animal Services:
...shelter.  Our employees are city employees and part of the St. George Police Department.  You will meet the shelter personnel when you visit...


General Questions:
How do I hire SGPD Officers for security? St George Police Security Policy    OUTSIDE SECURITY AND PEACE OFFICER EMPLOYMENT    Due to the potential conflict of interest no peace officer employed by this department may engage in any outside or secondary employment as a private security guard, traffic control officer, private investigator or other similar private security position ("Outside Security Services").    Any entity, private organization, or individual seeking Outside Security Services provided by peace officers employed by this department must submit a written request to the Chief of Police or his designee in advance of the desired service. Such outside employment, if approved, will be assigned, monitored and paid through the department under the following conditions:    Any entity, private organization, or individual seeking Outside Security Services will be required to enter into an indemnification agreement, including providing insurance naming the City of St. George as an insured party when deemed necessary, prior to approval.    Any entity, private organization, or individual seeking Outside Security Services will further be required to provide for the compensation, including wages, any overtime, and full benefits of all peace officers requested for such services.    Should such a request be approved, any peace officer performing any Outside Security Services shall be subject to the following conditions:    The peace officer(s) shall wear the Department uniform/identification.    The peace officer(s) shall be subject to the rules and regulations of the department.    No peace officer may engage in such Outside Security Services during or at the site of a strike, lockout, picket or other physical demonstration of a labor dispute.    Compensation for such approved Outside Security Services shall be pursuant to standard department compensation and overtime procedures.    No peace officer may engage in outside employment as a peace officer for another law enforcement agency without prior written authorization of the Chief of Police, which authorization the Chief may deny if it is determined that suc...


Administration:
...rtment. We are also the "face" of the Department when citizens come to the Police Department and need assistance. We are committed to customer service...


Victim Services:
The St. George Police Department has a Victim Services unit, consisting of full time and p...


Traffic Questions:
How can I obtain a copy of a police report? You can come in to the records department at 265 N. 200 E. between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m, Monday through Friday. You'll be required to fill out a form and present a photo ID. The cost is $2.00 for a standard police report. If you are unable to come in to the department or live out o...


Special Enforcement:
... enforcement philosophy. School Resource Officers The St. George Police Department has partnered with the Washington County School District and the City's of Ivins, Santa Clara and Washington to provide our secondary schools with police officers on a full time basis. This idea has grown from three office...


Criminal Matters:
...appen in the City of St. George that have been investigated by: St. George Police Department, St. George Code Enforcement, Washington County Sherriff,...


Drug Task Force:
... Sergeants that supervise the Task Force, A sergeant  from St. George Police Department and a Sergeant from the Washington County Sheriff's Offic...


Frequent Questions:
How do I hire SGPD Officers for security? St George Police Security Policy    OUTSIDE SECURITY AND PEACE OFFICER EMPLOYMENT    Due to the potential conflict of interest no peace officer employed by this department may engage in any outside or secondary employment as a private security guard, traffic control officer, private investigator or other similar private security position ("Outside Security Services").    Any entity, private organization, or individual seeking Outside Security Services provided by peace officers employed by this department must submit a written request to the Chief of Police or his designee in advance of the desired service. Such outside employment, if approved, will be assigned, monitored and paid through the department under the following conditions:    Any entity, private organization, or individual seeking Outside Security Services will be required to enter into an indemnification agreement, including providing insurance naming the City of St. George as an insured party when deemed necessary, prior to approval.    Any entity, private organization, or individual seeking Outside Security Services will further be required to provide for the compensation, including wages, any overtime, and full benefits of all peace officers requested for such services.    Should such a request be approved, any peace officer performing any Outside Security Services shall be subject to the following conditions:    The peace officer(s) shall wear the Department uniform/identification.    The peace officer(s) shall be subject to the rules and regulations of the department.    No peace officer may engage in such Outside Security Services during or at the site of a strike, lockout, picket or other physical demonstration of a labor dispute.    Compensation for such approved Outside Security Services shall be pursuant to standard department compensation and overtime procedures.    No peace officer may engage in outside employment as a peace officer for another law enforcement agency without prior written authorization of the Chief of Police, which authorization the Chief may deny if it is determined that suc...


Employment Questions:
How can I obtain information on becoming a police officer? In the state of Utah, the Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) is responsible for training new police officers. They can be reached in Salt Lake City at 801-256-0600. www...


Nuisance Questions:
...n noise is included in the list of possible nuisances. Call the St. George Police Department at 435 627-4300 to file a complaint.   


Frequent Questions:
...Fax: (435) 634-5720ANY TICKETS WRITTEN IN ST GEORGE CITY by the:St. George Police DepartmentDixie State UniversityPort of EntrySheriff's OfficeUtah Highway PatrolSt. George City AttorneyJustice Court Prosecutor175 East 200 NorthSt. George, Utah 84770(435) 627-4600Fax: (435) 627-4260SPRINGDALE POLICEROCKVILLEVIRGINMarshall McConkieCall for mailing address(435) 313-263...


Frequent Questions:
...x on electricity per state law. Funds are used for general service such as police, fire, protection, streets, recreation, street right of ways, etc.&n...


County Dispatch - 911:
...St. George 911 Communications Center is the dispatch center for every police, fire and ambulance agency in the county as well as being the 911 ce...


Victim Services:
... been molested. What should I do? The first thing you need to do is make a police report to your local police agency. An officer or a detective will meet with you and make arrangements for an interview to be conducted at The Children's Justice Center. Another option available may be to file for a Child Protective Order with 5th District Juvenile Court. Forms are available on the court web site or you can contact Victim Services at the St. George Police Department for assistance.


Volunteers In Public Safety:
...r interest in the Volunteers In Public Safety unit of the St George, Utah, Police Department. Below is a brief overview of the requirements for member...


Councilwoman Michele Randall:
...also very grateful to be the city council representative for the St George Police Department and the St George Fire Department. I love serving ...


Frequently Asked Questions:
...es not have storage capabilities for old medications.  The St. George Police Department, located at 265 North 200 East, does have a medication drop box to accept used medications.  You may also call the Police Department at 435-627-4300 for more information.


City Council Agenda 11/17/2016:
...  Consider award of bid for the purchase of four (4) vehicles for the Police Department.   D.       Consider...


City Council Agenda 02/05/2015:
...r approval of a memorandum of understanding between the City of St. George Police Department and the Department of Veterans Affairs Police. C. Appointments to boards and commissions of the City. D. Request...


City Council Agenda 08/25/2016:
...nks.   3.       Presentation from the Police Department.   4.       Reports ...


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


City Council Agenda 11/07/2013:
...partment. D. Consider award of bid for four (4) 2014 SUV’s for the Police Department. E. Consider approval of a change order to have Ridge ...


City Council Meeting agenda Agenda 08/17/2017:
... Park.   J. Consider approval to purchase five (5) vehicles for the Police Department.   K. Consider approval to purchase Cisco VoIP pho...


City Council meeting agenda Agenda 08/03/2017:
... E. Consider approval to purchase one hundred fifteen (115) rifles for the Police Department.   F. Consider approval to purchase a new backhoe-...


City Council Agenda 12/03/2015:
...l of the annual memorandum of understanding between the City of St. George Police Department and the U.S. Marshals Service. E. Appointments to board...


City Council Agenda 07/21/2016:
...he purchase of seventy-five (75) body worn cameras and accessories for the Police Department. C. Consider award of bid for the purchase of golf cours...


City Council Agenda 08/11/2016:
...regarding the Wastewater Pretreatment program. 5. Presentation from the Police Department. 6. Appointments to boards and commissions of the City...


City Council Agenda 07/10/2014:
...ter, Storm Drain, Transportation, Parks & Recreation, Power, Fire/EMS, and Police; adopting amended and updated impact fees for said facilities; estab...


City Council Agenda 06/04/2015:
...e public input on the 2015 Edward Byrne Memorial Grant (JAG Grant) for the Police Department. 4. ORDINANCES A. Consider approval of an ordinance vacating a public street at the rear of the property located at 324 and 302 West Hilton Drive B. Consider approval of an ordinance amending the General Plan Amendment from COM (Commercial) to MDR (Medium Density Residential) on approximately 7.89 acres generally located at the northeast corner of Brigham Road and Desert Hills Drive. C. Consider approval of an ordinance changing the re-zoning: 1) 1.695 acres from C2 to PDR; 2) 0.074 acres from PDR to C2; and 3) 0.412 acres from C2 to PDR on property generally located at the southeast corner of Desert Canyons Parkway and the Southern Parkway. D. Consider approval of an ordinance amending the PD-C (Planned Development Commercial) zone on one acre of property generally located east of the I-15 Freeway and north of 300 South Street to accommodate the future development of a sprinkler supply wholesale/retail store. E. Consider approval of an ordinance amending Title 9, Chapter 13 of City Code pertaining to off premises signs. 5. RESOLUTIONS A. Consider approval of a resolution adopting the Fiscal Year 2015-16 Budget. 6. STAFF REPORTS A. Consider approval of staff’s recommendations for Community Development Block Grant funding for the 2015-16 Fiscal Year. B. Report from the Planning Commission meeting held on May 26, 2015. C. Consider approval of an interlocal agreement between the City of St. George and Washington County for the 2015 Edward Byrne Memorial Grant (JAG Grant) for the Police Department. D. Consider approval of day time watering restrictions ...


City Council Agenda 12/15/2016:
...  Consider approval of a resolution terminating approval for lease of police vehicles. 6.         STAFF ...


City Council Agenda 02/20/2014:
... C. Consider award of bid to Morgan Painting to paint City Hall and the Police Department. D. Consider award of bid to JP Excavating, Inc. for...


City Council Meeting Agenda Agenda 04/30/2020:
...t property for city use.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The police department acquired ten Apple iPads during an investigation into fraud and theft.  They contacted all of the financial institutes about disposition of the iPads but only heard back from one who stated that they did not want the merchandise.  State law allows items to be converted for city use with approval of the city council after the owner has been contacted and fails to respond or waives their interest in the item.  At this time, the police would like the iPads converted for department use.  This conversion will save the department money.  Staff recommends approval of the resolution authorizing the conversion of the iPads for police department use.  Staff recommends approval.   3. &n...


City Council Agenda 09/04/2014:
...tment. E. Consider award of bid for six 2015 Ford Interceptors for the Police Department. 3. PUBLIC HEARINGS A. Public hearing to consid...


City Council Meeting Agenda Agenda 02/13/2018:
...018 commencing at  10:00 a.m., in the Training Room at the St. George Police Department, 265 North 200 East, St. George, Utah.   The agend...


City Council Agenda 01/22/2015:
...al of an MOU between the Utah Department of Corrections and the St. George Police Department for electronic access to the Sex Offender Registry Offend...


City Council Meeting Agenda Agenda 09/05/2019:
... of $170,240.   i.     Consider the purchase of Police Emergency Vehicle equipment and installation for thirteen (13) Patrol Vehicles.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: The Police Department will be receiving 13 Ford Interceptor SUVs in October/November.  These vehicles will need to be equipped with the emergency lighting, radios, and accessories for use by Patrol Officers.  There is only one State Bid provider of these services in Southern Utah, Emergency Vehicle Solutions (EVS), which holds State Contracts for equipment and installation/labor.  Staff recommends approval in the amount of $157,157.   j.     Consider approval of a Public Defender Contract with LaMar Winward.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: The City is required by law and desires to provide adequate defense of indigent persons.  LaMar Winward is able to provide the legal representation for indigent defendants as provided by law. This request is to consider approval of a Defender Contract for the term running July 1, 2019 thru June 30, 2021; and to pay defender a total sum of $143,199.92 for services in twenty-four monthly installments of $5,966.66.  Staff recommends approval.   k.    Consider acceptance and approval of FAA Grant AIP #31 for the Design and Construction of the SRE Building at the Airport.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: AIP #31 is for the Design and Construction of the Snow Removal Equipment (SRE) building at the airport. It will provide storage area including a vehicle bay for airport the SRE broom and appurtenances. The AIP #31 grant is for $1,230,245 (90.85% of total project) from the FAA. Airport PFCs are needed to fund the City's match for the grant. The required PFC funds amount to $123,905 (9.15% of total project) for a total of $1,354,150 for the project.  Staff recommends approval.   l.     Consider approval of an amended hangar lease with Hangar 103, LLC on Lot 103.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: The existing hangar lease for lot 103 is between the City and Aaron Smith; however, Mr. Smith has requested to change the name on the lease to Hangar 103, LLC.  Staff recommends approval.   m.  Consider approval of the financial report for July, 2019.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: The City has completed one (1) month or 8.33% of the fiscal year.  In relation to that, the General Fund revenues are at 5.46%. Some predominant revenues leading the way are general sales tax and building permits.  The General Fund expenditures are at 5.44% of the budget year-to-date.  Departments are doing well to stay within their budgets and spend conservatively.    n.    Consider approval of the minutes from the meetings held on July 11, 2019, July 18, 2019, August 1, 2019, August 8, 2019, August 15, 2019, August 22, 2019 and August 29, 2019.   3.            Set a public hearing date for Thursday, October 3, 2019, for sale of a significant parcel of city-owned real property located at approximately 1670 S 120 E, parcel SG-5-3-6-41041-ERD.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: Set a public hearing date for Thursday, October 3, 2019, regarding the sale of a significant parcel of city-owned real property located at approximately 1670 S 120 E, parcel SG-5-3-6-41041-ERD.   4.            Public hearing and consider approval of a Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) application and interlocal agreement.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: The Police Department has submitted a grant application to the Bureau of Justice Assistance for the 2019 Byrne Memorial JAG program.  The $16,605 grant award will be used to purchase six (6) hand-held radios.  Pending changes to the State's communications infrastructure will require future replacement of all radios that are not Phase II compliant.  Older radios have been replaced incrementally as they become in-serviceable; this will aid in the transition to future communications technologies.   The cost of the radios exceeds the grant award by $585.   5.            Consider approval of a resolution approving a Memorandum of Understanding between the City of St. George and participating entities in the Washington County Drug Task Force.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: Several law enforcement agencies in Washington County have maintained a Drug Task Force to investigate and prosecute controlled substance abuse offenses.  The participating agencies wish to continue their operations and enter into a Memorandum of Understanding for the Drug Task Force. The Drug Task Force will consist of law enforcement and administrative personnel from various law enforcement agencies including the St. George City Police Department.   6.       &nb...


City Council Agenda 04/07/2016:
...Medical Control Services Agreement between the City of St. George Fire and Police Department and Brett Christiansen, M.D. D. Approval of a settlement...


City Council Meeting Agenda Agenda 05/02/2019:
...project. Phase 1A includes adding additional parking for City Hall and the Police Building. Phase 1B includes the relocation of 911 Dispatch Center, C...


City Council Meeting Agenda Agenda 06/06/2019:
...to the CIB to fund Phase 2 (City Hall Expansion) $3.7 million and phase 3 (Police Building Expansion) $7.1 million ($11 million total) with a low inte...


City Council Meeting Agenda Agenda 10/03/2019:
...ict Commercial) on approximately 4.89 acres for City Hall (City Hall & Police Department) located at 175 East 200 North.   BACKGROUND and R...


City Council Meeting Agenda Agenda 10/04/2018:
...;         Appoint the new Chief of Police.   2.         &n...


City Council Meeting Agenda Agenda 02/21/2019:
...roval of a conditional use permit for the construction of Fire Station and Police Station #9 located in Little Valley between the extension of Commerc...


City Council Regular Meeting Agenda Agenda 01/09/2020:
... approval of a Professional Service Agreement with JRCA Architects for the Police Department Phase 3 project.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: This is a Professional Services Agreement for the design of the Police Department Phase 3 project.  Staff recommends approval in the amount of $365,133.38.        i.     Consider approval of a new hangar lease on Lot 106 with Steven and Meriann VanBatavia.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This is a new hangar lease with Steven and Meriann VanBatavia on lot 106. The hangar will be a newly constructed hangar.  Staff recommends approval.   j.     Consider approval of a new hangar lease on Lot 55E with Curtis & Lisa Hahn.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The hangar on Lot 55E was sold by Kerry Johnson to Curtis & Lisa Hahn. In connection with this new hangar lease with Curtis & Lisa Hahn, Kerry Johnson is requesting to terminate his hangar lease on this lot with the City.  Staff recommends approval.   k.    Consider approval of the financial report for November 2019.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The City has completed 5 months or 41.67% of the fiscal year. In relation to that, the General Fund revenues are at 34.40%.  Some predominant revenues affecting the overall revenue percentages are Current (Real) Property Taxes (10.37%) which is normal for this time of year, Franchise Taxes (39.23%), General Sales (42.36%), Building Permits (69.54%), Class C Road allotment (54.22%), Airport revenues (36.31%) and Golf (31.47%).   The General Fund expenditures are at 35.88% of the budget year-to-date. Overall departments are doing well to stay within their budgets and spend conservatively.  Staff recommends approval.   3.            Consider approval to sponsor the Saint George Market event for Indigo Enterprises. Winsor Way LLC on May 8-9, 2020.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This new, possibly annual, fundraising event to benefit the Assistance League of Southern Utah will take place at Town Square. Setup and private/vendor pre-show on Friday, May 8, 2020, then the main event will be open to the public on Saturday, May 9, 2020, from 10AM-6PM.  The sponsorship request includes:  1) Fee waiver for the Special Event Permit fee ($150/day); 2) Fee waiver for the park reservation fee ($150/hour); 3) Fee waiver for the sub-license fees for each vendor ($5 each); and 4) Firetruck on display.  Staff recommends approval with the condition that a special event application is approved.   4.            Consider approval to sponsor the Winter Roundup for Sky Nine Ranch, LLC on February 7, 8, 21 & 22, 2020.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This four (4) day rodeo event on the 2nd and 4th weekends in February will take place at the Dixie Sun Bowl from 6PM-10PM each night with approximately 75 participants and 300+ spectators.  The sponsorship request includes:  1) Fee waiver for the park reservation fee ($1,000/day); and 2) Fee waiver for security fees for St. George Police Officers ($55/hr per staff, 2 hour minimum).  Staff recommends approval with the condition that a special event application is approved.   5.            Consider approval to continue sponsorship of the annual Juan's Spring Festival event for Canyon Media on March 28, 2020.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION: This annual event at Town Square started in 2017 and is preparing to celebrate its 4th year in 2020. The sponsorship request includes:  1) Fee waiver for the Special Event Permit fee ($150/day); 2) Fee waiver for the park reservation fee ($150/hour); 3) Fee waiver for the sub-license Fees ($5 each); 4) City staff to assist with clean-up/trash; 5) Police Officers; 6) Setup big stage; 7) Picnic tables; 8) Trash cans/liners...


City Council Meeting Agenda Agenda 08/06/2020:
...nd interlocal agreement.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The Police Department has submitted a grant application to the Bureau of Justic...


City Council Agenda 09/01/2016:
...sider award of bid for the purchase of a records analytics program for the Police Department.           ...


City Council Meeting Agenda Agenda 10/19/2017:
...sider award of bid for additional equipment and installation for seven (7) police vehicles.   C. Consider approval to purchase a new hydro exca...


City Council Meeting Agenda Agenda 02/06/2020:
...se ($500/yr), c) Local Consent ($50/day), d) Encroachment ($255/day), e) 4 Police Officers ($55/hr), f) Sub-License Fees ($5 each); 3) No Parking sign...


City Council Agenda 04/20/2017:
...p; B.  Consider award of bid for the purchase ProQA software for the Police Department.   C.  Consider award of bid for the purchase...


City Council Meeting Agenda Agenda 11/07/2019:
...ill receive approximately $20,000 FY 2020. this includes both the fire and police departments participating in this grant program and have done so for...


City Council Agenda Meeting Agenda 01/16/2020:
...ecial event and vendor permit fees, provide outdoor storage space, provide police, emergency and other municipal services within the city, coordinate ...


City Council Meeting Agenda Agenda 12/05/2019:
... future capacity. The bond will fund the City Hall Expansion (Phase 2) and Police Building Expansion (Phase 3) phases of the overall project. The bond...


City Council Agenda 09/24/2015:
...ter Treatment facility. G. Consider award of bid for up-fit equipment for Police Department SUV’s. H. Consider approval of a change order for ...


City Council Agenda 06/05/2014:
...cant. B. Consider approval of the 2014 Justice Assistance Grant for the Police Department. C. Report from the Planning Commission meeting held M...


Community Action Teams - CAT:
...of their particular C.A.T. team and all departments of the city to include Police, fire, code enforcement, streets, water, power, and parks. The ...


City Council Meeting Agenda Agenda 02/07/2019:
...ty of St. George and Intermountain Healthcare for the provision of on-duty police officers at the DRMC Campus.        BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This is an agreement that has been discussed with the council previously.  The City will provide on-duty police officers. Initially one or two officers will be deployed with target...


City Council Agenda 04/14/2016:
...0 p.m., travel for the following: 4. Site tour and demonstration of the Police Department’s shooting range, 867 West Red Hills Parkway. 5. ...


City Council Agenda 06/20/2013:
...nts. B. Consider approval of the 2013 Justice Assistance Grant for the Police Department. C. Public hearing to consider amendments to the 2...


City Council Agenda 04/21/2016:
...in size. G. Consider award of bid for active shooter defense kits for the Police Department. H. Consider award of bid for custom equipment for the F...


City Council Agenda 02/18/2016:
...jects Fund to the General Fund related to the purchase of thirty-five (35) police vehicles. E. Consider approval of a resolution accepting the Municip...


City Council Meeting Agenda Agenda 11/14/2019:
...p;       Presentation of the City Campus and Police Department remodel.         4.            Consider approval of a resolution of the City Council of the City of St. George, Utah (the “City”) authorizing and approving the execution and delivery of a Master Lease Agreement, by and between the City of St. George and the Municipal building Authority of the City of St. George, Utah (the “Authority”); authorizing the execution and delivery of ground lease agreement; authorizing the issuance and sale by the authority of not more than $15,000,000 aggregate principal amount of lease revenue bonds, series 2020; and related matters.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This resolution, agreements, and indentures are the documents which outline the parameters and provide the authority for the City and the MBA to issue bonds to fund the City Offices and Police Building Headquarters remodeling and expansion projects. The bonds p...


City Council Agenda 10/03/2013:
...PENINGS A. Consider award of bid for four (4) 2014 Dodge Chargers for the Police Department. B. Consider award of bid for 2013 Vacuum Sweeper with...


City Council Minutes 04/09/2009:
...y Phase 2 on site. SITE VISIT: The Mayor and City Council visited the Police Department Dispatch Center and Emergency Operations Center. SITE VISIT: The Mayor and City Council visited the Police Department?s pistol range. SITE VISIT: The Mayor and City Coun...


City Council Meeting Minutes Minutes 02/20/2020:
... 6; Capital equipment/projects; and What’s Happening Ahead?   Police Chief Richard Farnsworth provided a handout outlining 2015-2019 stat...


City Council Minutes 04/23/2009:
...iscal year in just a few weeks. Council Member Almquist commented that police and fire budgets have been maintained to provide the level of service the community expects. Council Member Pike commented that the City has not cut its services, just tightened its belt. Mr. Esplin advised the City is down 28 positions through attrition and positions which were approved but not filled. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Pike to approve the financial statement as presented. St. George City Council Minutes April 23, 2009 Page Two SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Almquist. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote as follows: AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for the River Road and Riverside Drive turn lane projects. Mayor McArthur explained the location of the new turn lanes. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised that three bids were received, with the lowest bid submitted by Cindy Taylor Trucking in the amount of $198,935.70. This bid is under budget. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to award the bid as recommended. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Pike. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote as follows: Council Member Bunker - aye Council Member Pike - aye Council Member Almquist - aye Council Member Shakespeare - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. AGREEMENT: Consider approval of a professional services agreement for bid and construction program management and documentation services for the Suntran administration building. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood recommended approval of the agreement with Chong and Associates in the amount of $63,091.86. City Manager Gary Esplin explained this project will be funded entirely by $1.1 million in stimulus funds from the Federal Transportation Administration. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Pike to approve the agreement. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Almquist. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote as follows: Council Member Pike - aye Council Member Almquist - aye Council Member Shakespeare - aye Council Member Bunker - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. AGREEMENT: Consider approval of a contract with RS&H to provide construction management services for the Replacement Airport terminal. Airport Manager Rick Crosman explained the agreement is for construction administration of the Replacement Airport terminal. There are a few minor changes to the agreement which include the not to exceed amount of $385,000. The City will manage the contract itself so it knows where it is in terms of dollars in comparison to the work done. Council Member Bunker inquired about additional fees. Mr. Crosman replied the contract is a time and materials contract and cannot exceed $385,000. Council Member Almquist inquired if an estimated contingency of 7% is included. Mr. Crosman replied that it is. St. George City Council Minutes April 23, 2009 Page Three MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Pike to approve the agreement subject to legal review. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Shakespeare. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote as follows: Council Member Pike - aye Council Member Shakespeare - aye Council Member Almquist - aye Council Member Bunker - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for the airport water tank. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised that five bids were received. She recommended award of the bid to the low bidder, Sunroc, in the amount of $1,137,944. Water Services Director Barry Barnum advised the estimate for this bid was $1.2 million. The tank will hold 3,000,000 gallons. City Manager Gary Esplin advised this tank will serve all the area to be annexed into the City by the Replacement Airport as well as Desert Canyons. Council Member Almquist inquired if the City?s legal hiring policy would be reviewed with Sunroc at the time the contract is signed. Ms. Hood replied that Sunroc will be required to submit worker eligibility at the time the contract is signed, and each time they make application for payment. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised that all subcontractors are also required to submit worker eligibility. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to award the bid as recommended. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Almquist. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote as follows: Council Member Bunker - aye Council Member Almquist - aye Council Member Shakespeare - aye Council Member Pike - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for the Bowler/Ence/Marsh road construction project. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised nine bids were received. The low bid was submitted by Quality Excavation in the amount of $159,538.31, almost half of the estimate for this project. She recommended award of the bid to Quality Excavation. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that the neighborhood has agreed to be charged a certain amount to help pay the cost of improvements. Although not everyone agreed, there is enough support to do the project. Some CDBG funds will also be used. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to award the bid as recommended. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Pike. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote as follows: Council Member Bunker - aye Council Member Pike - aye Council Member Almquist - aye St. George City Council Minutes April 23, 2009 Page Four Council Member Shakespeare - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. SET PUBLIC HEARING: Community Development Director Bob Nicholson advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held April 14, 2009, recommended that a public hearing be scheduled for May 7, 2009 at 5:00 p.m. to consider a general plan amendment from Low Density Residential to Commercial on approximately two acres located at 1690 East Red Hills Parkway in Middleton. The zoning is RE-12.5. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Pike to set the public hearing as recommended. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Almquist. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote as follows: Council Member Pike - aye Council Member Almquist - aye Council Member Bunker - aye Council Member Shakespeare - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. FINAL PLAT: Community Development Director Bob Nicholson advised that the Planning Commission recommended approval of the final plat for Snowfield Estates Amended No. 2 to shift the interior lot lines. 100% of the consents from property owners have been received so a public hearing is not necessary. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Almquist to approve the final plat. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Shakespeare. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote as follows: Council Member Almquist - aye Council Member Shakespeare - aye Council Member Bunker - aye Council Member Pike - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT: Consider approval of a conditional use permit to construct an accessory building to a height of 15' located behind a residence at 1610 West Rose Garden Lane. Danton Wetzel, applicant. City Planner Craig Harvey explained that City ordinance states that garages shall be limited to 15' for a pitched roof or 12' for a flat roof, unless a conditional use permit is obtained. This flat-roofed structure will exceed 12' because it has parapet walls. The Building Department approved the drawings, thinking the parapet wall was a railing and issued the permit not realizing the parapet wall would result in a 15' high structure. The parapet wall is intended to provide privacy for a roof top sun deck. The garage is located 24' from the dwelling, 10' from the side property line and 8' from the rear property line. The City received two letters from neighbors in opposition to the request and one in favor. The neighbor to the rear is opposed because she feels the sundeck will invade her privacy. The Planning Commission felt the sundeck would be no different than a second story home with a balcony. The other objection had to do with declining property values. Council Member Shakespeare commented that the Planning Commission felt that a railing would not look as good as the parapet wall. Council Member Bunker stated she felt the City owed Mr. Wetzel an apology for stopping work on his garage and red tagging it when he had a building permit. St. George City Council Minutes April 23, 2009 Page Five MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to approve the conditional use permit, with an apology to Mr. Wetzel. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Pike. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote as follows: Council Member Bunker - aye Council Member Pike - aye Council Member Almquist - aye Council Member Shakespeare - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT: Consider approval of a conditional use permit for a detached garage which exceeds 15' in height located behind the residence at 1067 South 1080 West. Lonnie Clove, applicant. City Planner Craig Harvey explained the applicant proposes to build a detached garage with an overall height of 20' to the top of the ridge to the roof. It will be located 16' from the home, 5' from the side property line and 10' from the rear property line. The exterior finish will match that of the home. The Planning Commission recommends approval subject to approval by the JUC. Council Member Shakespeare inquired if the City Council would be setting a precedent by approving this request, as it appears these requests for accessory buildings in excess of the height limit are becoming the rule rather than the exception. City Attorney Shawn Guzman replied there are standards which the City Council must apply in approving a request of this kind and every request is considered on a case by case basis. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Pike to approve the request subject to approval by the JUC. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Almquist. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote as follows: Council Member Pike - aye Council Member Almquist - aye Council Member Bunker - aye Council Member Shakespeare - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT: Consider approval of a conditional use permit to exceed a height of 35 feet for covered stairwells and roof heights at the existing Days Inn located at 1000 East and Highland Drive. Greg Mathis, agent. City Planner Ray Snyder explained the owners are planning to remodel the old Thunderbird Inn consisting of six buildings joined by common walkways. The maximum height proposed is 48'. Zoning is C-3. The remodel will include a new facade in synthetic stucco of earth-tone colors and a concrete tile roof. The stairways will be enclosed. Parking requirements are met, and the parking lot will also be improved. The Planning Commission recommends approval. He then reviewed the findings. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Almquist to approve the request. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Pike. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote as follows: Council Member Almquist - aye Council Member Pike - aye Council Member Shakespeare - aye Council Member Bunker - aye St. George City Council Minutes April 23, 2009 Page Six The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider a zone change from MH-6 to PD Residential on 2.62 acres located at 1425 North Dixie Downs Road. John Taylor and Terry Monson, applicants. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained the 27 mobile homes which had previously been located on this site have been removed. Current zoning is MH-6. There is MH zoning to the north and west and PD zoning to the south. The applicants are proposing a total of 21 single family home consisting of 17 single detached units and two twin homes. The present site is higher than the Vista Ridge property to the south and the applicants will be lowering the site quite a bit. When this project first went to the Planning Commission, the site plan included two hammerheads with landscaping along the south property line and the Fire Department had concerns. The plan has now been changed to connect the two private streets with a 20' wide fire lane. The homes will range in size from 1,124 sq. ft. to 1,300, with three bedrooms and double garages. In addition, each will have a driveway at least 20' long. The exterior of the homes will be stucco with stone accents and tile roofs. The request is consistent with the General Plan which is medium density residential up to nine units per acre. Density of this project is eight units per acre. There will be a 6' solid privacy wall on three sides of the project. The streets and all landscaping will be maintained by a HOA. The Planning Commission recommends approval. Vista Ridge residents are generally supportive of the request. City Manager Gary Esplin advised this area was annexed into the City from the County and was already zoned for mobile homes. The streets were substandard. The previous City Council and Mayor instructed staff to upgrade the area?s infrastructure and the City has been upgrading water lines, upgrading the power system, upgrading the streets, upgrading Dixie Downs Park, and is building Firehouse Park. In an effort to meet neighborhood requests to do something about the rental problems created by the density in the mobile home park, the City came up with a plan to help locate young families, police officers, and professionals in this area. A developer has stepped up...


City Council Minutes 03/26/2009:
...ll consist of dedication of the Fields complex and then site visits to the police building, pistol range, and fire station No. 7. St. George City Council Minutes March 26, 2009 Page Four MISCELLANEOUS DISCUSSIONS: City Manager Gary Esplin explained that when the Fields complex was built, several people expressed concern over the lights and use of the facility, especially on Sundays. Staff agreed that it would not schedule any City sponsored activities at that facility on Sundays, but it is staff?s position that the Fields can still be used on Sundays by others 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 with vacation rentals by owners happening all over the City. The City does not have enough manpower to enforce the ordinance against it. He recommended that the issue be studied before enforcement action is taken. City Manager Gary Esplin recommended that discussion on display of merchandise on public rights-of-way is needed, as well as the issue of yard sale signs, and he will schedule these items for a future work meeting. City Attorney Shawn Guzman recommended that a Code Enforcement Officer work one or two Saturdays a month as many violations take place over the weekend. It was suggested that the City see what other cities do with regard to regulating the number of yard sales which can be held each year. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that under the COPS FAST program, there is a good chance the City can obtain more police officers. He explained the costs associated with this program. There...


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City Council Minutes 01/30/2008:
... drivers and their lack of education about large trucks. He requested more police intervention. Donald Rawlings expressed concern about drainage problems in the 3000 East area of the City. Mary Kennedy expressed concern about trash along the freeway north of the City. Neil Schmutz expressed concern about protection of private property rights from large developers and other development issues. Wayne Stark expressed concern about increasing ATV use in the area above Slickrock. Ron Axton expressed concern about the oversupply of homes and suggested that a moratorium be established on new development. Greg Stevens expressed concern about the need to get the most value from the old airport property, and making the Mayor?s position a full time position. Kathrian Leigh expressed concern about garbage being dumped on the Arizona strip. Denver Leigh suggested the City inform residents in Racing Ranch Estates that the electrical power stand is their responsibility to fix if it burns out. Don Graves expressed concern about illegal immigration and requested the police begin keeping data on crimes committed by illegal aliens and make th...


City Council Minutes 09/06/2007:
...and ARFF buildings, Item 2K to consider award of bid for video cameras for police vehicles, and Item 4A to consider approval of an ordinance changing the zone from A-1 to R-1-10 on 28.27 acres located at 2000 South on 3000 East and consider approval of a development agreement for a density bonus, are tabled from the agenda. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for the Temple Quarry Trailhead project. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood recommended award of the low bid to Red Canyon Contractors in the amount of $88,395.82. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the City is putting in the parking lot and pushing it to the south to accommodate a future project. Leisure Services Director Kent Perkins advised that the arch and other Eagle projects would not be disturbed. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to award the bid to the low bidder, Red Canyon Contractors, in the amount of $88,395.82. 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 explained that the base of the temple is made of basalt rock mined from the area to which the trail leads. The hike to this historic area is an easy one. St. George City Council Minutes September 6, 2007 Page Two AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for asphalt, concrete, sand and gravel. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood recommended award of the bid to the low bidder, Western Rock, in a blanket not to exceed $200,000 for the year. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to award the bid to Western Rock in an amount not to exceed $200,000 for the year. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. Mayor McArthur commented that staff will use the lowest bidder first, and if they can?t supply the material, staff will then use the second lowest bidder, etc. Ms. Hood advised that she will also set up a blanket with Western Rock under $25,000 for smaller items. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider approval of a blanket award to R&B Surveying for surveying as needed by the Engineering Department. And Consider approval of a blanket award to Rosenberg Associates for surveying as needed by the Engineering Department. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood recommended award in an amount not to exceed $25,000 to cover surveying needs in the Engineering and Leisure Services Departments. Council Member Whatcott inquired why the amount of the bid was being doubled. Ms. Hood explained that last year the City anticipated hiring people to do surveying. This did not happen, and this amount is the anticipated total from last year. She explained staff would like to set up blankets with both R&B Surveying and Rosenberg Associates in the amount of $25,000 each. Another vendor and blanket order will be on the next agenda. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that survey work is needed when not planned as part of a project. Staff can use one of the vendors without going through the bidding process because the City already has their bid. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to approve award of the blankets to both vendors as recommended. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Gardner. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for the 2007 traffic signal project. City Manager Gary Esplin explained this bid is for material the City can purchase cheaper through the UDOT contract for the three signals that will be underway this next year. The amount is $100,833. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to award a contract to UDOT in the amount of $100,833. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. APPROVE CHANGE ORDER: Consider approval of a blanket PO change order with Cache Valley Electric for the VoIP system. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood recommended approval of a change order in the amount of $40,129.70 for installation, training and tech support for the VoIP system. Since this item was budgeted the Power Generation Department and Water building have been added. St. George City Council Minutes September 6, 2007 Page Three MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to approve the change order in the amount of $40,129.70. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. APPROVE CHANGE ORDER: Consider approval of a change order for steel poles for the Skyline to Green Valley 138 kV transmission line. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood recommended approval of a change order in the amount of $26,994 with Meyers Steel Structures, for a total contract amount of $1,814,439. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the change order is needed in order to accommodate a change in the alignment of the poles. Two departments are working together to facilitate a turn lane in that area, which has increased the amount of poles needed. Energy Services Director Phil Solomon explained that the location is the corner of Sunset and Dixie Drive where Turnkey is located. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to approve the change order in the amount of $26,994. 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 to install traffic signals. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood recommended award of a bid to Cache Valley Electric to install traffic lights in the amount of $457,267.77. The materials will be purchased through UDOT. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to award the bid to Cache Valley Electric in the amount of $457,267.77. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. City Manager Gary Esplin advised the traffic signals will be located at Riverside Drive and Foremaster Drive, Dixie Drive and Indian Hills Drive, and Dixie Drive and Valley View Drive. Council Member Whatcott inquired if the project would still be under bid adding the purchase of equipment from UDOT and installation by Cache Valley Electric. City Manager Gary Esplin replied that the project would still be within budget. Ms. Hood advised that Cache Valley?s bid was almost $100,000 less than the second lowest bid. APPROVAL OF AGREEMENT: Consider approval of an agreement with Reynolds, Smith & Hills, Inc. to design the Replacement Airport terminal and ARFF buildings. This item was tabled. APPROVAL OF AGREEMENT: Consider approval of a construction management agreement with Sunrise Engineering for the Snow Park frontage road. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised the amount of the agreement is $56,400. City Manager Gary Esplin advised the project runs from the Fiesta Fun Center to 400 East. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to approve the agreement. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Gardner. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. St. George City Council Minutes September 6, 2007 Page Four AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for construction of the Snow Park frontage road. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised the project will run from 1160 South to 400 East. The low bidder was Tri West Construction in the amount of $408,980.35. The engineer?s estimate was $742,000. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to award the bid to Tri West Construction in the amount of $408,980.35. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. Public Works Director Larry Bulloch advised that the project should be complete by January 1. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. A representative of the engineering firm stated they hoped to start on an accelerated schedule so that the paving is done this year. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for video cameras for police vehicles. This item was tabled. RESOLUTION: Consider approv...


City Council Minutes 10/04/2007:
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City Council Minutes 11/21/2002:
...does not bring any problems to the community. This can be verified by the Police Department. There are 195 full-time staff members, and Cinnamon Hills is a permanent member of the community. Council Member Orton inquired of Mr. Williams how many students he presently had. Mr. Williams replied that he had 132. There is a long waiting list. Council Member Orton commented that last time Mr. Williams approached the Council, he was approved for 120 students but had 131 at the time. He inquired of Mr. Williams if he had ever been over the 132 permitted. Mr. Williams replied that he is currently at 132, is licensed for 132, and that is the number he has today. He was asked at the Planning Commission meeting if he had more beds than that, and the answer is yes. If the Council approves this request, he only plans to add four students for a total of 136 at this time, but will be able to add more in the future. Council Member Orton inquired if the new building would have to be used to house the four additional students. Mr. Williams replied that he already had the beds. The new addition has nothing to do with expansion. If he went to the capacity of 145 students, then the new building would have an effect and space would be taken that is now housing other things and put into the new building. He requested a base of 132 students. Council Member Orton commented that the minutes of the February 22 Council meeting indicate that the applicant would like 120 students so that he could legally have 132. He commented he did not read anywhere in the minutes where Mr. Williams requested a base of 132 students. St. George City Council Minutes November 21, 2002 Page Six Mr. Williams replied that last time he came to the City Council it was his first time to ask the Council to set the number of students. Because of the excitement at the last meeting, it became impossible for him to seek approval for a base of 132, but that was the plan. What he said at the last meeting was that he had 131 students, and he had to have at least 120 approved, but he was actually seeking 132. Mayor McArthur replied that it was never stated that way, instead it was stated that he needed 120 to get to 132. Mr. Williams replied that was correct because he would have been in a major jam without approval for 120. However, he really wanted 132 last time. Council Member Orton inquired of Mr. Williams if he occupied 100% of the office building he leases. Mr. Williams replied that it is used for offices and parents who come for family week. Council Member Orton inquired if any of those offices were ever available for outside rental. Mr. Williams replied that they were in the beginning. However, he has stopped renting the offices and the building is leased exclusively to Cinnamon Hills. He stated he owns the building for one reason because it was the thought of the Council that if Cinnamon Hills owned it, this would represent program expansion. He had no choice but to purchase the building himself and lease it to Cinnamon Hills to be within the requirements of the City. Mayor McArthur commented that it was represented that Cinnamon Hills was not going to expand beyond its present boundaries, but now there is a sign on the adjacent building indicating it is also Cinnamon Hills. Mr. Williams replied the sign is for parents who visit. Mayor McArthur commented that many citizens in the community say Cinnamon Hills has expanded contrary to the City Council's direction because of location of the sign on the adjacent building. Mr. Williams explained that many commercial tenants display their signs and colors when they lease a building. Mayor McArthur replied that Mr. Williams was told he could not do that. He inquired what would happen if Cinnamon Hills next leased the Maverick station. Mr. Williams replied he was not going to purchase the Maverick station, and this was the final time he would appear before the Council if his request was approved. Mayor McArthur stated that Mr. Williams was specifically told that the office building next door could not be a Cinnamon Hills property, so he then purchased it himself and leased it to Cinnamon Hills. He stated this appeared to be an expansion. Council Member Whatcott stated in his mind it did not matter who owned the building, as what matters is who occupies the space. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised that the use would have to be looked at, and even if there were no students in the new building, but it is being used for support staff or for parents who visit, then in his opinion it is still the same use as the project next door. Jack Williams explained that Cinnamon Hills has been renting offices in the community for seven years, and this office space was moved to the new building. There has been no program expansion unless the other space they have been renting for seven years represented program expansion. However, it was his understanding it did not. All he did was consolidate the office space he has been renting to one location close to the program to make it convenient. City Attorney Shawn Guzman inquired if the office staff located in the new building was support staff for Cinnamon Hills. Mr. Williams replied that they were. St. George City Council Minutes November 21, 2002 Page Seven Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that when Mr. Williams inquired about office use several years ago, he indicated to him that the zone was C-3, and accountants and others could be located in the new building based on the zone. He stated he did not view this as expansion of students. With regard to signage, this issue did not come up as part of the hearing. Sign permits are based on square footage, location on the building, etc. The City's ordinances do not control the content of a sign, and an applicant is not asked what is going to appear on a sign. Mayor McArthur advised this discussion had already been had between the former City Attorney and the applicant, and there is still a violation. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that he remembered the discussion, and the intent was to bring satellite people into the facility, and the number of students would not change. He wanted to know, for the record, if there had been existing uses prior to the purchase of the new building which were moved from the original building to the new building, thereby allowing room for additional beds in the old building, which would then constitute an expansion of the original conditional use permit. He requested that Mr. Williams answer the question for the record. Mr. Williams explained the reason he came before the City Council last time was two-fold. Licensing wanted a letter from the City stating the number of students Cinnamon Hills was approved for. The City had never approved a number of students for the facility, nor for any facility to his knowledge. Mr. Esplin replied that this was not his question. His question was if any uses, staff or office space, existing at the old building before purchase of the new building, were moved from the old building to the new building thereby allowing an increase in the number of students accommodated at the original site. Mr. Williams replied that before he came to the City Council to request a number, he was not required to have a number as the Council had not set one. A number never applied to his program and was never a factor. He has done nothing since that time to expand the program. Once the number was set, he followed the directions of the Council. Mayor McArthur inquired of Mr. Williams if he moved staff, or anyone, to the new facility which freed up spots in which to put other students in the original facility. Mr. Williams replied that when he moved staff off-campus to various offices, he used that space for more students. When he consolidated he already had the number, he was just consolidating the offices. The answer was "yes." Council Member Gardner clarified that at that point, the answer would be "no." Mr. Williams replied that he has explained it to the very best of his ability. He did not purchase the Four Seasons to expand the program, but to consolidate the offices. Council Member Isom commented that if the Council were to vote today to increase the number of students, she would have to vote to take out the 10% increase. Mayor McArthur replied that the City did not have this option as this provision is contained in the ordinance. He commented that the City Council set the number of students last time, and indicated that the office space next to Cinnamon Hills could be rented or leased, and the applicant indicated it would be leased to other people. Mr. Williams replied that it was. Mayor McArthur commented that it is not now, and now the new building has a sign advertising it as Cinnamon Hills. He stated he understood the consolidation but the sign makes it appear the facility has expanded. The City Council set the maximum number of students at 120, and then gave a 10% increase to 132. Mr. Williams stated he believed the definition of expansion to be to increase the census one student. Council Member Gardner commented it was his belief that the last time Mr. Williams appeared before the City Council he did not understand everything. He referred to the letter Mr. Williams wrote to the City dated January, 2002 wherein he stated that as part of the request he desired to increase the overall census from 132 students to 164 students. St. George City Council Minutes November 21, 2002 Page Eight Mr. Williams replied he did not remember that. Council Member Gardner inquired of Mr. Williams if that was his intent at this point. Mr. Williams replied that it was not his intent. He wanted to have the base number set at 132 which would allow a maximum capacity in the years ahead of 145. He commented that if this request was approved he would not appear before the City Council at any time in the future for the purpose of increasing the census. City Manager Gary Esplin explained there were two parts to Mr. Williams' request - the first being the increase in the student census and the second part being the conditional use for the new building. Mayor McArthur commented that in his opinion the building was not a problem and the activity center was a great addition. He stated he would like to see removal of the sign on the new building as part of any motion. Council Member Orton stated the City Council, at the last meeting, thought they had authorized 104 students, and it was a real surprise when they found there were 131 students at Cinnamon Hills. It was very plainly stated that the City approved 120 students in order to make Cinnamon Hills in compliance with the state. It was also indicated that no expansion to the number of students at Cinnamon Hills would be allowed. This is plainly stated in the minutes. Mr. Williams stated he could not imagine why the City Council would not want to approve the request when Cinnamon Hills is a good organization in the community with a lot of staff who do a good job and bring no problems to the community. Cinnamon Hills has not misrepresented anything. Council Member Allen advised that the Planning Commission approved the request based on a letter from Bob Nicholson which states the approval was given for 120 students, with a one time 10% increase to 132. Mayor McArthur explained that Cinnamon Hills was approved for 104. The matter came to the City Council when the City found there were 131 students and the City had not set a maximum number which the ordinances indicates the City Council could do. 120 students were approved, and the 10% increase allowed the number to increase to 132, which accommodated the 131 students Mr. Williams already had, and also set a maximum. Now the applicant is requesting the base number to be set at 132, which would allow 145 students. Mr. Williams stated that right now he planned to have 136 students. Council Member Isom made a motion to deny the request based on the fact there was no room to put additional students, as Mr. Williams indicated. Mr. Williams replied that he already had the space for four additional students. Council Member Isom stated she did not understand how an additional 10% could then be allowed since he did not have room for more than 136 students. Council Member Orton commented that Mr. Williams would then move different parts of his operation into the new rented facility which would allow more students in his original facility. This is the question the Council tried to get an answer to from Mr. Williams. Council Member Isom commented that if Mr. Williams did so, he would be in violation. Council Member Gardner questioned the City Council's justification for making the prior decision to move the number to 120, and expressed concern that Mr. Williams misunderstood some of the things discussed at the last City Council meeting. He stated it was because Mr. Williams did not hear all of the conversation. He stated he knew there was a lot of miscommunication between what the Mayor said and what Mr. Williams heard and responded to. He stated that Cinnamon Hills is a good business and has brought good employment to the community, as well as a good service to the community. However, sometimes it is a density issue that causes concern. He stated he did not know if 120 students was an arbitrary number, or if it was a calculated number with certain measurements to determine if in fact 121 was too many, or 119 was too few. He stated he did not know the method whereby the Council reached that decision. If Mr. Williams' real intent is to go to 164 students, he stated he was totally opposed to that. If Mr. Williams is requesting four more students now so that he can St. George City Council Minutes November 21, 2002 Page Nine go to 145 later, he was totally against that. He made a motion to change the number of students allowed to 123, and that it be held to that, which would allow Mr. Williams to go to 136 students, but would not allow him to go to 145 students, or to 164, but it would allow him to use the space which he has available. The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen. Mayor McArthur advised that Council Member Isom made a motion prior to this motion, but it died for lack of a second. Council Member Isom advised that in following Robert's Rules of Order, the Council has to either have a second to a motion or have a motion die before more discussion can continue. She withdrew her motion. Mayor McArthur called for a vote on the motion made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Allen to allow an increase in the maximum number of students to 135. City Manager Gary Esplin inquired if the motion included approval of the building. Council Members Gardner and Allen replied that they had no problem with the building. Mayor McArthur commented it would be included in the motion. Council Member Gardner inquired if he needed to change his motion to increase the base number of students to 124 in order to make the number work mathematically for Mr. Williams. City Manager Gary Esplin replied the number could be rounded up. Council Member Gardner replied in that event he would leave the number at 123. Mayor McArthur stated it appeared to him that the use has expanded because the name "Cinnamon Hills" is displayed on the new building. He inquired if the City Council wanted to address this issue. Council Member Whatcott inquired of Mr. Williams if Cinnamon Hills was renting the entire space in the Four Seasons South building and how much square footage was involved. Mr. Williams replied they were, but he did not know the square footage. There were 40 rooms. Council Member Whatcott inquired how much space Cinnamon Hills rented throughout the community prior to moving them all to the new building. Mr. Williams replied there were eight offices. Council Member Whatcott inquired if those eight offices were easily moved into the Four Seasons facility and if there was still additional space to rent. Mr. Williams replied there was. Council Member Whatcott clarified in that event, that was a "yes" answer to the question if Mr. Williams moved people from the first building to the second building. Mr. Williams agreed. Mayor McArthur inquired of the City Council if they wanted the sign removed for appearance purposes. Council Member Whatcott commented that if Cinnamon Hills was taking up 100% of the space, he did not have a problem with the sign. Aside from the expansion issue, it should be noted so that it is never misunderstood that no youth are to be on the premises of the new building. Mr. Williams replied that was not a problem. Council Member Whatcott clarified that youth cannot be on the premises of the new building, whether to watch a movie or to visit parents, as that is an expansion and is incorrect and the intent of the conditional use permit would be violated. St. George City Council Minutes November 21, 2002 Page Ten Council Member Allen commented she did not have a problem with the sign because most people do not know what Cinnamon Hills is, as it does not say "treatment center." Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Isom - no Council Member Orton - no Council Member Whatcott - aye The motion carried. Mayor McArthur called for a five minute break. PUBLIC HEARING/AMENDED ZONE/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider approval of an amended PD Commercial Zone for 3D Commercial located north of the Flying J station on the northeast corner of the Brigham Road/I-15 Interchange. Doug Glendenning, applicant. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that the applicant is reducing the overall size of the project. He proposes to add about 50' to the east and delete an area on the hillside. He is deleting about 10 acres for a total project area of 21.1 acres. The Planning Commission recommended 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 Isom and seconded by Council Member Orton to approve the amended PD Commercial zone by ordinance. Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Gardner - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/AMEND ZONING ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider approval of an amendment to Chapter 6 of the Zoning Ordinance, parking requirements for call centers/telemarketing businesses. (Continued from the November 7, 2002 City Council meeting) Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that a modification to the ordinance presented at the last meeting has been drafted. The modification is to make an accommodation for smaller call centers which might want to lease an existing building. He then read the proposed amendment. He explained that the amendment is not fool-proof, and an option may be to delete any reference to a 20% limitation and perhaps just have a square footage limitation. Council Member Orton commented that the proposed amendment would allow only ten parking stalls for a 2,500 sq. ft. building. Council Member Whatcott commented that Assail advised they could put one employee every 100 sq. ft. or 25 employees in 2,500 sq. ft. They would then need 20-25 parking stalls, whereas the proposed amendment would require only ten parking stalls. Mr. Nicholson commented that restaurants are a high-parking-demand use, and in those cases the City requires one parking space per 100 sq. ft. of floor area with no exceptions, and perhaps the same analogy can be used in this case. Council Member Orton commented that the Bloomington call center had small cubicles, and they had more than one employee per 100 sq. ft. Mr. Nicholson replied that staff has not been inside call centers. Jason Griffith from NAI suggests that the City exempt 15%, or perhaps 10% would be even better. St. George City Council Minutes November 21, 2002 Page Eleven Council Member Orton inquired if the City was trying to accommodate the parking for the number of people that will be in the business on the largest shift, and if one parking stall was needed per employee. Mr Nicholson replied that yes, in reality that is the demand - one space per employee. Council Member Orton commented that if there is one parking stall per employee or less, they in essence will be parking in someone else's spot. Council Member Gardner commented that this would be on the assumption that all employees drive. He stated that not all do. Council Member Whatcott commented that all one has to do is look at parking at the college, as students have cars now and that is the reality. He stated that while it may not be exactly one to one, it is close. Council Member Orton commented that the biggest problem in the grocery business was that every employee drove to work and filled the parking lot. Mayor McArthur commented that on-site parking has never been addressed. He inquired if the parking was required to be close by. Mr. Nicholson replied that the shared parking provisions of the ordinance require the parking to be within 250' of the premises. There are no specific proximity limitations, other than in the shared parking provisions, but staff will be happy to do more research, if desired. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. Clay Huntsman, representing Assail, advised he made a presentation to the City Council two weeks ago and also submitted a letter. He suggested the matter be tabled in order to have it considered by a committee as there are many issues still undecided. Mayor McArthur commented the pending ordinance doctrine is in place until the Council takes action, within a reasonable time. Mr. Nicholson advised the time period is six months. Council Member Isom suggested that more time be taken to consider the matter. Jason Griffith, representing NAI, reviewed recommendations he previously submitted to the City Council. He commented that after researching percentages and applying them to existing developments, and considered only the square footage the call center occupies, excluding corporate offices, data centers and other uses, 10% would be adequate. He commented that after looking at some of the existing office buildings and knowing what previous call centers have leased, their size and impact on those developments, that not all cars could be kept on site without totally precluding new businesses or existing call centers from moving and relocating because no existing office buildings meet the proposed parking ordinance, except for the Spiegel building. His intent is to allow flexibility for smaller, start-up businesses. The key is limiting them to a small percentage of the total square footage so that their impact is minimized. It is critical that the ordinance to specify office developments because Troon Park and Red Cliffs, for example, are comprised of a multitude of smaller buildings. He stated he did see any reason to form a committee to discuss the issue. Council Member Orton commented he thought additional time was needed. If the total square footage of the Albertson's shopping center was taken, for example, and 10% was allowed to be used for telemarketing, the parking lot would be filled. Even in the Lin's shopping center, 10% is 50,000 sq. ft. and theoretically they could have a 5,000 call center. Council Member Isom advised she would like staff to go inside the call centers, along with a fire department inspector. City Manager Gary Esplin stated that at the last public hearing someone said that some businesses don't stuff the employees in as tight as other businesses, and maybe there could be a standard set that says if one employee has 200 sq. ft. instead of 100 sq. ft., then flexibility could be allowed. If they are all at 100 sq. ft., then there is a real problem, as even with 5,000 sq. ft. or 2,500 sq. ft., that is a lot of parking. He stated he did not have a problem with delaying the decision for a few weeks while staff researches the issue and takes a look at what is existing right now. The Fire St. George City Council Minutes November 21, 2002 Page Twelve Department has inspected some of the businesses as far as occupancy loads, and there has not been a problem meeting fire codes. Council Member Allen stated that telemarketing and call centers should not be singled out as the only businesses with parking problems, as some realtors and beauty salons stuff their employees in a small amount of space, and rather than singling out certain businesses, perhaps size could be identified. Mr. Griffith advised that higher office density is a national office trend, but he was not aware of any uses tighter than call centers. He explained his goal is to try and find a balance so there is flexibility for the smaller businesses, but tougher restrictions on the larger businesses. He stated he was trying to look at the issue from the business standpoint, the commercial property owner's standpoint, and from the City's standpoint, and balance all the needs. 20% is too much, and what convinced him to lower his recommendation was the graph. Red Cliffs has leased upwards of 4,000-6,000 sq. ft. without a problem. The key is the percentage of the development's total square footage. The smaller the building, the less they can lease or occupy. Mayor McArthur advised that the public hearing would be continued until the next meeting. City Manager Gary Esplin stated he was suggesting that a committee not be formed, as input has been heard from the affected property owners and the call centers, and staff can let them have input on whatever they come up with research-wise. If staff is given until the first meeting in January, this should be ample time to come up with something. Mayor McArthur advised that the public hearing would be continued until the first meeting in January. PUBLIC HEARING: Public hearing to consider a proposed conversion of a portion of the J. C. Snow Park from recreational use to other use. City Manager Gary Esplin explained there has been discussions about changing the use of a portion of the J. C. Snow Park from recreational use and entering into a contract with the School District to put the area into some different uses. Leisure Services Director Kent Perkins explained that the School District is interested in acquiring approximately 10 acres of the J. C. Snow Park. Because the land was purchased and developed in part through a land and water conservation fund, which is a federal program through the National Park Service, there are certain regulations which apply to be able to convert the land. There are many steps which must be taken, one of which is a public hearing prior to the 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 include the pond, but does includes a little bit of land on the north end which is currently being used by the School District. In order for the conversion to take place, the City has to be able to convert another piece of property to an exact use. The School District will be required to provide land and a replication of the exact complex on another site. The site recommended is in Little Valley and consists of 17.2 acres. South of the site is a site for a new junior high and middle schools, and to the left is land which the City has acquired on which a soccer complex may be built. After review, staff has determined there are a number of issues which have to work perfectly to be able to access water, to get utilities to the site, and to share a pond, etc. Staff believes the major impact on this area right now, because it is agricultural, is the City would be able to get roads, power and water to the site. There would be lights on the fields. The only impact known of to the public at the J. C. Snow Park site is there will no longer be any lights initially on a majority of the site, traffic would be reduced significantly, with less dust, etc. Therefore, the impacts on the residents in this area would be minimal. The School District has indicated an interest in keeping one of the fields which means there would most likely be light on one field to accommodate the girls' softball program. Other uses would be primarily open space and beautification, and at some point in the future some of the land could be used as part of the Dixie High School campus. The federal government will take 60-90 days to give an approval. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing. Mr. Perkins read the requirements which state that the proposal must be subjected to specific public review, and public comment providing evidence of public support must St. George City Council Minutes November 21, 2002 Page Thirteen accompany the proposal. He advised that the City Council should make some kind of motion in support of the proposal. Council Member Gardner asked if the School District was sure it needed all of the area for open space if in fact all four fields are involved instead of just one. He stated that he supported the project as far as accommodating the new building and the other things they want to do there, but he expressed concern about the Little League program and going that far out and if it would work. The last time this was discussed he thought there was hesitation that the proposed site would not work for the Little League program. Council Member Whatcott advised that the last conversation he had with the Little League people was that they were concerned, but at this point in time no one has given any alternatives, and he doubted whether any other property had even been looked at. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that staff has looked at many different locations for additional ballfields with enough space to accommodate expansion of these facilities. He stated that if one looked within the boundaries of the Dixie Little League, he was not sure there was any property available, except along the Virgin River, that would accommodate a complex such as this. It is his understanding that Bloomington, Bloomington Hills and the old part of St. George constitutes the Dixie Little League boundaries. He commented that if the Little League knows of such a place, staff will be happy to talk with them. He stated that he indicated to the Little League that the City has not made a final decision, but the City must look at options in order to see if it is feasible to move forward. The intent is not to move the facility until there is another one up and running and operational and can be played on. The only reason the City is looking in Little Valley is that the ballfields would be a nice fit between the irrigation requirements of that site, as well as Little Valley is a growing area and the property is reasonable. Mr. Perkins advised that modifications would have to made to fields in Bloomington at the park. The conversion cannot take place on land that is actually in public ownership at this time and dedicated to recreation. Even if the City wanted to rebuild the Bloomington fields, they would not qualify. Council Member Isom was excused from the meeting. Council Member Whatcott stated that sometimes it is forgotten that the community and individuals involved like to have communication and be involved. This location may be the only alternative, but perhaps the City Council and City need to do a better job in communicating to the public that they are welcome to provide input. Mr. Perkins advised that he and his staff met with representatives of the Little League and indicated to them a variety of options and suggested to them that if they wanted to be a part of the solution, they could look at the few of the sites discussed. He felt that it was in the best interests of the community that the Little League have a groundswell of support and be a partner in making something happen. He expressed surprise that there was not a representative of the Little League present to speak to this issue. Staff cannot assume that the Little Legue's problem has been solved if the conversion is done, and other options must be looked at. Council Member Whatcott commented that his conversation with the Little League took place prior to Mr. Perkins' meeting with them. Council Member Gardner commented that if at this point just a show of support is needed, and there is flexibility, and as long as there is an acceptable facility to move to prior to the time of demolishing the present facility, he would make a motion to approve the conversion on that basis. The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. 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. PUBLIC HEARING: Public hearing to solicit public comment regarding construction of a transit maintenance and operation facility. St. George City Council Minutes November 21, 2002 Page Fourteen An environmental analysis was available for review and public comment. Public Works Director Larry Bulloch explained that the purpose of the hearing is to give the public an opportunity to comment on the proposal to use federal transit money to build a transit maintenance and operation facility at the Streets yard. It has been two and half months since the transit system was approved, and he wanted to provide an update on what has happened within that time. A task force was organized to help implement the system, with members representing different facets of the community, along with the advice of a marketing consultant, and they came up with some great ideas. The goal is to provide friendly, reliable and efficient service. He then displayed the new logo, color scheme and name of the system, "SunTran." The new color scheme of the buses will make them more identifiable to the public, and a new identify will be created for the bus stops by redesign of the bus stop signs. There will be a phone number to get information, etc. It is also proposed that passes be available to make it more convenient to use the system. An unlimited one day pass would be $2.50. A unlimited seven day pass would be $10, and an unlimited 30 day pass for $30. There has also been discussions with the College about a student semester pass for $100. Some colleges and universities even put this cost right into the tuition, and further discussions with the College will be had about doing this. Some people may not use the bus regularly, but for convenience there will be a ten ride pass that can be punched. There are a lot of ideas to accomplish convenience in use of the system. Routing has been changed to make it more efficient but also expanded to new areas. For example, service will be provided to the southern part of the City to the Doctor's Free Clinic, and the transfer station will be moved to the College at 100 South 1000 East because it is more centrally located and it is where more people are using the bus system. There will be three routes - one to the Green Valley area, one east to the Pine View area, and the other will serve the south and central area on a one hour frequency. A focal point has been developed at the transfer station which has been designed in the pioneer architectural style. This will be built in cooperation with the College as they have a desire to improve that corner. With regard to the expenditure of transit funds, office staff will need to be officed, and there is no time to build a stick-built building. It is proposed that a modular building be brought in and the fleet area expanded to put in a new hoist which can lift the buses. Hopefully today or tomorrow Governor Leavitt will issue his letter of designation making the City officially a transit agency which will clear the way for the flow of funds. Until this happens, the City cannot expend any funds. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing. Glen Bundy commented he felt the City was again stepping into private enterprise. Council Member Gardner replied that this issue is something the City has looked at for a long time to improve the quality of life and decrease traffic, with the big debate being the cost, not the justification for the bus system. As far as justifying if a mass transit system is needed, there is a certain segment of society which cannot afford private transportation. He stated that for himself, there seems to be adequate support and justification for the bus system because of the quality of life issue it brings to the community. It also became an important service provided for the community, and demonstrates the City is progressive by having a transportation system in place. Glen Bundy commented that the City is taking tax dollars to provide what private enterprise could provide. Mayor McArthur commented he would like private enterprise to come forward and provide public transit. Mr. Bundy advised that he has done a survey to find out how many were actually using the bus system, and he has only seen one to three persons riding the bus. He stated he would like to know the dollars spent for what the City is getting out of the system. He questioned whether the City was spending its dollars effectively. Mayor McArthur advised that this debate has been had, and the City Council has elected to move ahead with public transit. Doug Alder commented that St. George is similar in many ways to Logan, Utah, and Logan has an extensive public transit system which is free to the riders. Council Member Whatcott replied that Logan uses the sales tax which the City of St. George presently uses to put into its roads, and Logan uses it strictly to run their bus system. St. George City Council Minutes November 21, 2002 Page Fifteen Council Member Gardner commented that if the big picture is examined, when compared with other things the City does to enhance transportation, what the City will spend on the bus system is not out of perspective. The system as run by Five Countiy AOG was far too expensive, but after further analysis and cutting the budget and realigning the route, the cost was brought down to a figure where the City Council felt it made sense dollar-wise to do. The debate today is not really on the system. City Manager Gary Esplin explained the public hearing today was on the use of federal funds to construct buildings. There being no further public comment, the Mayor closed the public hearing. 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He indicated that all department heads will be in attendance at the public hearing. He explained the mechanics of the system and the phases for placing the cable. Councilmember Allen asked what is time frame for telephone services. Mr. Miner said it would probably be within one year. She then asked why the community education channel is not listed. Mr. Miner told her it was listed under another name. Councilmember Allen asked if the lines would be overhead or underground. Mr. Miner said the bulk of the system is buried, but will follow the existing lines. Jonathan Wright indicated that the company would need to meet City standards of finance, company expertise and service levels in order to use City easements and rights-of-ways etc. Mr. Miner was asked to call Mr. Wright regarding what information he will need to provide and he was told that he would be notified of the hearing date. 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City Council Minutes October 7, 1999 Page Six LEDGES ANNEXATION ENGINEERING SERVICES AGREEMENT: Gary Esplin explained that this item is an addendum of $6,240 to the Water and Power Capital Facilities Plans and Development Impact Fee Analysis contact with Alpha Engineering which would allow them to complete impact fees analysis for the Ledges area at the same time. Councilmember Gardner declared a conflict of interest although this contact had nothing to do with the annexation itself. Councilmember Orton made a motion to approve an addendum to the Water and Power Capital Facilities Plan and Development Impact Fee Analysis contract not to exceed $6,240 for impact fee analysis of the Ledges area. Councilmember Whatcott seconded and the motion passed unanimously with Councilmember Gardner in abstention. POWER LINE BURIAL: Gary Esplin, City Manager, asked that the Council consider a proposed agreement between the City and the West Springs Homeowners to bury power lines in order to eliminate the conflict caused by the large palm trees in the City right-of-way. The Homeowners Association proposes to pay the City $15,000 over the next three years toward the cost of burying power lines. Previously the City had agreed to raise the poles, but property owners countered with an offer to help bury the lines. The entire cost of the project will be $137,000 of which Falcon Cable will pay 50%, the homeowner?s association $15,000, and the City will participate by way of providing labor. The Council questioned having the lines buried in one area and overhead in another. Mr. Esplin told Councilmembers that other developments had been asked to participate, but were unwilling to do so at this time. Councilmember Whatcott made a motion to approve an agreement with the West Springs Homeowner?s Association in the amount of $15,000 paid over three years toward the cost of burying the power lines in front of their development. Councilmember Isom seconded and the motion passed unanimously. OLD CAA AIRPORT LEASE: Ralph C. Warner, applicant, explained that the company for which he is a consultant would like to lease the old CAA airport site at the rate of $700 per week for one year. They will use the facility to conduct vehicle handling and performance testing. He assured the Council that the company would operate under the same restrictions as before with a closed site and testing to be done on week days. The company will carry a $1,000,000 insurance policy and indemnify the City of any liability. Mr. Warner indicated that he has been in contact with the Remote Control flying organization and they do not have any objections to this contract. He assured the Council that he would notify all organizations prior to using the old airstrip and testing would not interfere with previously scheduled activities. He has drafted a lease agreement for review by the City Attorney. Councilmember Orton made a motion to approve a lease for use by Ralph C. Warner to conduct vehicle handling and performance testing in the amount of $700 per week for one year with the stipulations that the other users of the airstrip be notified prior to the testing and that the testing not interfere with previously scheduled activities. Councilmember Isom seconded and the motion passed unanimously. City Council Minutes October 7, 1999 Page Seven Councilmember Gardner stated that there have been accusations leveled at him and his family regarding ownership of the proposed replacement airport site. He asked to clarify the record. Councilmember Gardner told those present that in 1991 his family had entered into a land trade with the BLM. When the proposed replacement airport site was selected and BLM did not back out of the land trade, the Gardner family did, but the BLM would not honor the City?s request for an airport acquisition site. The Gardner family stepped in and reacquired the land and sold it to the City at the 1996 price of $5,000 per acre although the estimated value is $20,000-$25,000 per acre. This was a savings to the City of $1,000,000. At this time the property nearest to the airport site which is owned by the family is on 700 South. The Gardner family has no title to any of the airport property and has realized no gain from the sale of such. APPOINTMENTS TO VARIOUS BOARDS, AND COMMISSIONS AND APPOINTMENT OF AN ELECTION JUDGE: Gary Esplin told Councilmember that there were no Board or Commission appointments to be made, however, an election judge was needed. Councilmember Allen made a motion that the Council authorize use of the list of primary election judges for use in the November elections. Councilmember Isom seconded and the motion passed unanimously. The Council discussed the fact that the Spectrum had used incorrect voting information distributed by the County rather than the correct information issued by the City which resulted in voter confusion. This will be corrected for the November election. ADJOURN TO EXECUTIVE SESSION: There was no request for an executive session. MINUTES: Councilmembers were asked for comments on the September 23, 1999 minutes. The only change noted was on page 10 where a Councilmember name was omitted on a motion. Councilmember Allen had made the motion. Councilmember Gardner made a motion that the minutes be approved with the addition of Councilmember Allen?s name as the person that made the motion. Councilmember Isom seconded and the motion passed unanimously. Councilmembers were asked to consider the minutes of the September 28, 1999 meeting and all agreed that no changes were necessary. Councilmember Orton made a motion to approve the September 28, 1999 minutes as written. Councilmember Whatcott seconded and the motion passed unanimously. NEW BUSINESS: Kent Perkins indicated that he had received a request from Pine View High School to use the Social Hall, outdoor park, and, in case of inclement weather, the Foyer of the art museum for their Sadie Hawkins Day Dance on October 16, 1999. He asked that Councilmembers consider approval of this request. The high school has indicated they will have police and parental chaperones. Mayor McArthur indicated that he likes ...


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...s seconded by Councilmember Allen, and all voted aye. REPORT FROM POLICE DEPARTMENT: A report on a recent incident at Snow Canyon Middle School was made by Captain Russ Peck. A report on Spring Break was given by Chief Robert Flowers and Captain Russ Peck. Sgt. Gordon McCracken updated the Mayor and City Council on a Nuisance Abatement Program recently implemented by the St. George Police Bike Patrol. He explained the program and asked for the City Counci...


City Council Minutes 10/17/2002:
... Consider award of contract for the SWAT vehicle box van/interior for the Police Department. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen advised that staff contacted three vendors for proposals to design a SWAT van. Emergency Management Equipment in Salt Lake City has the federal contract and was substantially less than the other proposals when transportation of the cab and chassis to the location was taken into account. She recommended award of the bid to Emergency Management Equipment in the amount of $49,249.67. Lt. Russ Riggs advised that this custom built SWAT van will essentially fulfill the needs of the Police Department and will be purchased through a federal grant awarded to ...


City Council Minutes 05/11/2000:
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City Council Minutes 01/20/2000:
... ordinance vacating portions of 300 North and 200 East north of the City?s Police Building. Brown/Tooke, applicants. City Manager Gary Esplin explained this issue had been previously discussed with the City Council, but no action was taken at that time. This vacation was agreed to at the time a property trade was made with the applicants. A motion was made by Councilmember Isom to approve the ordinance as requested. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Orton. A roll call vote was taken and all voted aye. RESOLUTION: Consider approval of a resolution relinquishing an easement for drainage north of the City?s Police Building. Brown/Tooke, applicants. City Manager Gary Esplin exp...


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City Council Minutes 02/22/2007:
.... Burgess will have to pay fees equal to the City?s property tax for fire, police, etc. or it would not be fair to the rest of the citizens receiving and paying for City services. Mr. Gallian replied that Mr. Burgess would be happy to do this if it can legally be done. St. George City Council Minutes February 22, 2007 Page Two Community Development Director Bob Nicholson advised that this could be done through a special services district. Mr. Esplin replied that it could be done through some sort of agreement. He stated his concern was providing services outside the City and not receiving reimbursement to provide these services. It was the consensus of the City Council to proceed. DISCUSSION REGARDING MANDATORY PARK DEDICATION: Present for this discussion were Planning Commission Members Gil Almquist, Julie Hullinger, Ron Bracken, and Kim Campbell. City Manager Gary Esplin clarified that property value would be set by appraisal or MLS throughout the entire community as a whole, and not per area. This figure would be adjusted every year. If a property owner did not agree with the value, he or she would have the right to appeal the value to the City Council. Ron Bracken commented he felt there was a fairness issue with the proposed ordinance itself, as building lots do not create the need for parks, people do. He expressed concern that after a developer put up $500,000 for a park, there was no guarantee that the City would build the park, and if the money was not used within 10 years, the City would return the money to the developer without interest. Council Member Orton commented that traditionally the City has done a good job of having a park within ? mile of every resident, and parks are well represented in all neighborhoods. He stated he felt the City would continue to do this. Mr. Bracken stated he felt mandatory park dedication would increase the cost of affording housing. City Manager Gary Esplin replied that the fee would be paid in the cost of the lot or at the time of the building permit and would have no effect on a developer?s ability to provide attainable housing. Mayor McArthur advised that a developer would either have to provide the land for a park, or pay an in-lieu fee. The in-lieu fee would then be used to purchase park land or upgrade a nearby existing park. Mr. Bracken commented that a small developer would have no promise of ever getting a park in his area. He suggested that interest should be paid on any monies retained by the City which would be returned to the developer. Mayor McArthur agreed that interest should be paid on any money returned to a developer. Mr. Bracken commented that any in-lieu fee paid which would not be spent on a park within one mile would have to be returned to the developer with interest. St. George City Council Minutes February 22, 2007 Page Three City Manager Gary Esplin commented that the money must be paid up front or else the City would never be able to purchase park property. Mayor McArthur suggested the City obtain the money up front and pay interest on it to the developer when returned if not used. Leisure Services Director Kent Perkins commented that staff has completed a master parks plan, identified areas where parks are located and needed, and is now trying to acquire property for parks. Money paid up-front by developers will be used to reimburse the City for land it has purchased for parks. Ron Bracken commented that when a developer pays his or her money, there should be a designated area for a park and it should be purchased at that time rather than waiting. City Manager Gary Esplin clarified that a developer with a smaller development would not have to give up four acres, but would have to pay an in-lieu fee. Council Member Orton commented that the City?s need comes when the subdivision is platted, and that is when the City looks at the overall picture and the need for a park arises. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that the City needs to buy park sites. Impact fees do not pay to secure property. It is not fair to delay purchase of park property until homes are built or the City will never have the money to do so. He explained that funds to purchase park property can be borrowed from other internal funds, or the City can sell off properties it owns to generate cash. Council Member Whatcott inquired about the developer who builds on the fringe of his development, or a developer who builds but takes 10 years to justify building a park. He commented this would be unfair for the rest of the community. City Manager Gary Esplin commented this was a concurrency issue, and if a developer wants to develop a park on the fringe of his or her development, or take a long time to build, he or she must accept the fact that his or her funds may be held for longer than ten years. Ron Bracken commented that a park is a benefit, and someone who pays $500,000 and gets no park gets no benefit. Council Member Orton replied that the success of a development is not the City?s responsibility, and if a developer builds prematurely, the City should not be penalized if a developer cannot sell his or her lots. Gil Almquist inquired about use of school fields as parks. City Manager Gary Esplin replied that in the past the City has helped with costs of lighting and to build tracks in exchange for use of the fields by the public, but use of school fields is restricted and cannot be substituted for City parks. St. George City Council Minutes February 22, 2007 Page Four Gil Almquist inquired if the City was breaking new ground with this policy. City Manager Gary Esplin replied that the City?s recommendation is a compilation of numerous similar policies, using the best of each. Gil Almquist inquired about density credits. City Manager Gary Esplin replied that the standard in the parks master plan is four acres of park for every 1000 people. If a developer increases the density, more park land must be provided. Gil Almquist inquired about trails. City Manager Gary Esplin replied that the City will dictate where parks are built, and requires access trails from the park site to adjacent neighborhoods. An adjacent subdivision that builds can pay their in-lieu fee and have access to a nearby park via trails. He stated that the backbone of the trails system will be paid for by the park impact fee. Gil Almquist suggested that the street tree ordinance and other ordinances should be strengthened to promote a more park-like feel throughout the entire City. Ron Bracken commented that the City should consider a mechanism that as soon as a developer pays an in-lieu fee, when a certain percentage is obtained the City must combine this with other funds and purchase land for a park. Deputy City Attorney Paula Houston advised that a provision will be added that the City can accept a portion of land less than the total required acreage if it is not available, etc. in addition payment of an in-lieu fee. Las Colinas is an example of this. She commented that the City is the one who will decide what property is acceptable for a park. Council Member Whatcott commented he felt asking a developer to give up property and then telling him where to locate the park was pushing the envelope. Council Member Orton replied that this would be taken care of by following the various steps through staff, the Planning Commission, and City Council. Gil Almquist commented that most developers have been reasonable when the Planning Commission felt they were pushing the envelope. Council Member Gardner commented that what works for the developer works for the City, as their needs are the same. Typically the City is better suited to review plans and tweak them to fit needs. DISCUSSION RE MASTER PLANNED ROAD ADJACENT TO THE NEW HERITAGE ELEMENTARY: Mayor McArthur declared a conflict of interest. St. George City Council Minutes February 22, 2007 Page Five Joe McArthur read a petition opposed to connection of Morningside Drive to Riverside Drive and then presented it to the City. He stated that residents of the area would prefer that Morningside Drive be made a culdesac. He reviewed a map of the area with those present. He advised that the School Board has no problem with a culdesac. He stated that Morningside Drive is only 50' wide or less and is not wide enough to handle the increased traffic. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that the issue is connectivity to the neighborhoods and major roads. He advised that Morningside Drive has been master planned to connect to Riverside Drive, and this decision has nothing to do with the School District. Joe McArthur commented that it was a safety issue as the amount of traffic will be doubled. He suggested connection of the Cox Landing street instead as it is much wider. Council Member Whatcott suggested installation of a gate during the day. Eldon McArthur commented on the amount of traffic on Riverside Drive. Mayor McArthur advised that the Cox Landing street will also be connected to Riverside Drive when the property is developed. Michelle McArthur commented she heard a rumor that a stipulation was made that since Mr. Cox gave part of his land for a park, the road would not have to be put in. Mayor McArthur replied that this was not true. Ron Bracken advised that when the Cox Landing street is connected, the bulk of traffic will be pushed onto that street. Mayor McArthur commented that installation of a stop sign in the neighborhood might help to slow traffic. Council Member Gardner commented that while he had sympathy for the position of the neighborhood and its concerns, his neighborhood faced the same issue and managed to have a through street closed with unsatisfactory results. He stated that the Morningside neighborhood would not be giving up as much safety as it would gain in convenience. Mayor McArthur commented that the City?s philosophy is connectivity. He suggested installation of a radar speed sign to slow traffic. MISCELLANEOUS DISCUSSIONS: Mayor McArthur updated those present on several legislative bills of interest to the City. Council Member Orton urged City Council members to express opposition to moving the driver?s license division to the Purgatory facility in Hurricane. St. George City Council Minutes February 22, 2007 Page Six Mayor McArthur advised the state is looking at two new locations for a liquor store. Council Member Orton advised that the Elks Field restroom needs two new toilets. City Manager Gary Esplin advised he would check with Kent Perkins on this. A discussion was held on the City Council?s mandate to have flashing traffic signals during night time hours. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that the City Attorney wanted to check with the Police Chief and check state law due to liability issues before this was im...


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City Council Minutes 04/03/2014:
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City Council Minutes 12/11/2014:
...gerbread Tour taking place tomorrow evening. Additionally, he thanked the Police Officers involved in the standoff incident that recently took place....


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City Council Minutes 06/02/2005:
...four ?voter? sites through the City, providing complete radio coverage for police, fire and medical calls. The bid is for the components for Web Hill and the four other sites. Council Member Allen asked regarding the difference between items 2C and 2D. St. George City Council Minutes June 2, 2005 Page Two Deputy Chief Peck indicated one vendor is Motorola and the other is Walker Associates. Motion: Council Member Orton made a motion to award the bid to Walker Associates in the amount of $25,607.82. Second: Council Member Allen seconded the motion. Vote: Mayor Protem Gardner called for a vote; all voted aye, motion carried Consider award of bid for repeater components for the Webb Hill Repeater project. Purchasing Agent Swensen indicated this purchase is through the state contract for the same project as above. She recommended the bid be awarded to Motorola in the amount of $48,362.00. Motion: Council Member Bunker made a motion to award the bid to Motorola in the amount of $48,362.00. Second: Council Member Allen seconded the motion. Vote: Mayor Protem Gardner called for a vote; all voted aye, motion carried Consider award of bid for AB B reclosers, control cable and test switches for the Ledges substation. Purchasing Agent Swensen explained this is a sole source purchase from Codale in the amount of $34,000.00. Motion: Council Member Orton made a motion to award the bid to Codale in the amount of $34,000.00. Second: Council Member Whatcott seconded the motion. Vote: Mayor Protem Gardner called for a vote; all voted aye, motion carried Consider award of a change order to the contract with Rosenberg Associates for the Millcreek power station project. Purchasing Agent Swensen indicated the change order is for $10,000 Council Member Allen asked why is there is a change order so early in the project. Rick Hansen explained the original amount of the contract was to be $20,000. He explained that Energy Services Director Solomon has indicated he filled the original paper work out incorrectly, requesting only $10,000 when it should have been $20,000. There was brief discussion regarding which power plant the bid was for. It is for the Millcreek 40 MW gas fired plant. Motion: Council Member Allen made a motion to award the change order to Rosenberg Associates in the amount of $10,000.00. Second: Council Member Bunker seconded the motion. Vote: Mayor Protem Gardner called for a vote; all voted aye, motion carried. Consider award of bid for the gas management contract for the Millcreek generation project. Purchasing Agent Swensen indicated this contract is for gas management and consulting. She explained 11 companies were contacted, seven responses were received and three St. George City Council Minutes June 2, 2005 Page Three companies were interviewed. Staff asked for proposals from two companies. Staff recommends awarding the bid to IGI/BP to perform gas management and consultation in the amount of approximately $5400 a month. City Manager Esplin commented staff has done a good analysis of the proposals and feels this is the best option. The council discussed going out of house for this type of expertise. Council Member Whatcott asked if the amount is a fixed cost. Laurie Mangum replied that the cost will be approximately $7200 a month in summer and $2700 a month in the winter. City Manager Esplin explained the contract is not only for the cost of gas, but also the transportation of the gas. Laurie Mangum commented the gas price will be based on industry prices, IGI/BP will help with negotiations. Motion: Council Member Whatcott made a motion to award the bid to IBI/BG in the amount of approximately $5400.00 per month. Second: Council Member Orton seconded the motion. Vote: All voted aye, motion carried Consider award of bid for 2000 East storm drain improvements. Purchasing agent Swensen indicated this agreement is with QRS Development for storm drain on 2000 East. Motion: Council Member Orton made a motion to award the bid to QRS Development in the amount of $41,332.00. Second: Council Member Bunker seconded the motion. Council Member Allen asked for explanation of the drainage charges on the utility bills to clarify that is not a double taxation issue. City Manager Esplin explained the monthly drainage fee on utility bills is charged to cover storm drain needs not related to new development. Impact fees are charged to pay for growth related needs. The developer has to put in the size of pipe needed to handle this development only, the City has chosen to upsize the pipe at the time it is installed and those fees have to come from drainage fees as the need for the increased pipe size is not related to the new development. Council Member Whatcott commented there is a state requirement to handle drainage issues and the $1.50 charge on utility bills is what is needed to be in compliance. City Manager Esplin explained there is a storm management act that the City has to conform to and the drainage charge allows the City to meet the requirements. The $1.2 million Main Street project will be paid in large amount by the drainage fees. Vote: Mayor Protem Gardner called for a vote; all voted aye, motion carried Ordinances Consider approval of an ordinance repealing Title 10, Chapter 19, Section 6 of the St. George City Code, enacting Title 6, Chapter 2, Section 20 and amending Title 6, St. George City Council Minutes June 2, 2005 Page Four Chapter 2, Section 21, St. George City Code, relating to parking on unimproved lots for display. City Attorney Guzman explained the changes are technical and recommended approval. Motion: Council Member Orton made a motion to approve by ordinance repealing Title 10, Chapter 19, Section 6 of the St. George City Code, enacting Title 6, Chapter 2, Section 20 and amending Title 6, Chapter 2, Section 21, St. George City Code, relating to parking on unimproved lots for display. Second: Council Member Whatcott seconded the motion. Vote: Mayor Protem Gardner called for a roll call vote as follows: Council Member Allen, aye Council Member Bunker, aye Mayor Protem Gardner, aye Council Member Orton, aye Council Member Whatcott, aye Motion carried Council Member Bunker asked regarding the word display, how is it defined in the ordinance. City Attorney Guzman explained if a vehicle is parked for commercial purposes it?s a violation and would need to be removed or ticketed. Resolutions Consider approval of a resolution authorizing the City of St. George to issue sales tax revenue bonds, Series 2005, for financing the historic water walk project, confirming the execution of a bond purchase agreement, and related matters. City Manager Esplin explained staff has decided on this course of action because the interest rate is less than selling the bonds on the market and creating a redevelopment agency (RDA) bond. The debt service will be paid with RDA funds. The interest rate is 3.9% through JP Morgan, the market rate today is about 4.15%. There are no bond insurance requirements, no prepayment clause; the bonds are callable after June 2012. He indicated if the council approves the bond, it should be subject to legal review, giving the Mayor Protem authority to sign the documents. He read the bond detail. Motion: Council Member Whatcott made a motion approve the bonding as read by City Manager Esplin, subject to legal review. Second: Council Member Orton seconded the motion. Vote: Mayor Protem Gardner called for a roll call vote as follows: Council Member Whatcott, aye Council Member Orton, aye Mayor Protem Gardner, aye Council Member Bunker, aye Council Member Allen, aye Motion carried. Consider approval of a resolution abandoning a public utility and drainage easement adjacent to the building pads of Lots 801 of Stone Cliff, Phase 8, and Lot 513 of Stone Cliff Phase 5. City Manager Esplin recommend approving this abandonment subject to legal review. St. George City Council Minutes June 2, 2005 Page Five Motion: Council Member Allen made a motion approve a resolution abandoning a public utility and drainage easement adjacent to the building pads of Lots 801 of Stone Cliff, Phase 8, and Lot 513 of Stone Cliff Phase 5 subject to review by the City Attorney. Second: Council Member Bunker seconded the motion. Vote: Mayor Protem Gardner called for a roll call vote as follows: Council Member Whatcott, aye Council Member Orton, aye Mayor Protem Gardner, aye Council Member Bunker, aye Council Member Allen, aye Motion carried. Staff Reports Report form the planning Commission meeting held May 24, 2005 Associate Planner Bradley recommended the following items be scheduled for public hearings. The first item to be scheduled on June 16, 2005 and the other three scheduled for July 7, 2005 or the next available date after that meeting. 1)A request to amend the St. George City Code, Title 10 Zoning Regulations and Title 11 Subdivision Regulations to designate a land use authority. City of St. George initiated. Case No. 2005-ZRA-004 2)A zone change request from R-1-10 (Single Family Residential) to C-2 (Highway Commercial) on 5.83 acres located at 1160 South and approximately 100 East, west of the Fiesta Fun Center. Mr. Jim McArthur, applicant. Case No. 2005-ZC-016 3)A request to amend the Bloomington Courtyard Planned Development Commercial Zone to revise the permitted use list to allow for a hotel site and obtain a height increase for the hotel located at 144 W. Brigham Road. Mr. Hal and Monte Magleby, applicants. Case No. 2005-ZCA-017 4)A request to amend the St. George City Code, Title 10 Zoning Regulations, Chapter 2 Definitions to revise the definition on family, the number of unrelated persons, and provide a definition for immediate family. City of St. George initiated. Case No. 2005-ZRA-003 There was a brief discussion regarding the scheduling dates. Motion: Council Member Allen made a motion to set the public hearings as outlined above. Second: Council Member Orton seconded the motion. Vote: Mayor Protem Gardner called for a vote, all voted aye, motion carried. Associate Planner Bradley reviewed the final plat Pecan Ridge Subdivision. He indicated the site has had some zoning compliance issues to resolve and has been before the Planning Commission in April. The items to resolve involve cleaning the site. The clean up is not yet completed, but the applicant wanted to bring the request to the council at this time as he wants to sell the lot and the final plat has to be approved for the sale to be finalized. There was discussion regarding whether the applicant will complete the clean up of the site if approval is granted. St. George City Council Minutes June 2, 2005 Page Six Associate Planner Bradley state he is not prepared to speak on behalf of Code Enforcement regarding that deadline for the clean up to be completed. Concerns were raised regarding approval at this time without input from the Code Enforcement staff. There was discussion regarding the status of payment for the assessment with respect to the Special Improvement District (SID). City Manager Esplin recommended tabling the item until a Code Enforcement Officer can be contacted. Associate Planner Bradley indicated there are four additional final plats to consider for approval. All four have a favorable recommendation from the Planning Commission. 1)Consider approval of a final plat for Tonaquint Terrace Phase 1 with 84 single-family residential lots located at Tonaquint Drive and 2370 South. Quality Development, applicant. Case No. 2005-FP-030 2)Consider approval of a final plat for The Terraces at Seven Hills Phase 1 with 32 single-family residential lots located at Tuweap Drive and 1270 North. Ence Homes, applicant. Case No. 2005-FP-031 3)Consider approval of a revised final plat for Estrella Phase 1 with 49 single-family detached patio homes located at approximately 1800 North Snow Canyon Parkway. S & S Construction, Inc., applicants. Case No. 2005-FP-032 4)Consider approval of a final plat for Estrella Phase 2 with 50 single-family detached patio homes located at approximately 1800 North Snow Canyon Parkway. S & S Construction, Inc., applicants. Case No. 2005-FP-033 Motion: Council Member Orton made a motion to approve the four final plats as outlined above. Second: Council Member Bunker seconded the motion. Vote: Mayor Protem Gardner called for a vote; all voted aye, motion carried. Pecan Ridge Subdivision continued Code Enforcement Officer Young commented regarding zoning compliance, he indicted the applicant will have the site cleaned up by July 7, 2005 and that it has been cleaned to a point where he is comfortable with the applicants intent to finish the job. The case will go to administrative court proceeding if the applicant doesn?t complete the job. There was brief discussion as to whether this is the manner in which the situation would be handled in general. It was confirmed that is how the situation would be handled. There was brief discussion regarding the payment for the SID assessment. An unnamed man indicated the assessment has been paid. Motion: Council Member Bunker made a motion to approve the final plat for Pecan Ridge Subdivision with four single-family residential lots located at 2710 South Circe and approximately 1950 East. Second: Council Member Allen seconded the motion. Vote: Mayor Protem Gardner called vote, all voted aye, motion carried. St. George City Council Minutes June 2, 2005 Page Seven Preliminary Plat Associate Planner Bradley indicated this preliminary plat request has been granted a hillside development permit. It is for Sunbrook Phase 2 with 15 single-family lots located off Lost Creek Drive and Emeraud Drive. The Planning Commission recommends plat approval as is displayed. The disturbed areas will be replanted with natural vegetation. Motion: Council Member Orton made a motion to approve the preliminary plant for Sunbrook Phase 2 with 15 single-family lots located off Lost Creek Drive and Emeraud Drive with stipulations from staff. Second: Council Member Allen seconded the motion. Vote: Mayor Protem Gardner called for a vote; all voted aye, motion carried. Hillside Development Permits Associate Planner Bradley indicated this permit is for lot 34 proposed Escalera Phase 3 a residential development located at 1200 North, north of Middleton Drive. He explained that lot 34 was left out of development permit based on the location which is higher in elevation than the other lots; there was a concern regarding water pressure. Water service for this area is from a water tank further north and water pressure isn?t a concern. The Hillside Review Board recommended approval of the plan as submitted. The power line will be buried, all the natural face will be preserved, and a portion of the rock will be disturbed. Council Member Bunker asked if the Hillside Review Board made a site visit. Associate Planner Bradley indicated the board did. The council discussed the area and the amount the site is disturbed and moving the power line underground. Motion: Council Member Whatcott made a motion to approve the hillside permit for lot 34 of the proposed Escalera Phase 3 development. Second: Council Member Orton seconded the motion. Vote: Mayor Protem Gardner called for a vote; all voted aye, motion carried. Associate Planner Bradley reviewed the request for a hillside development permit for area adjacent to the old Fort Pierce Industrial Park, located off of 1700 East and approximately 3650 South. The applicant is not proposing to grade the hillside at this time. The Hillside Review Board recommended approval with the stipulation that the applicant comply with the ordinance with regard to the ten foot cut. If the applicant does anything differently or something different other than what is stated in the geotech soils report it will have to come to the board. The Planning Commission recommends approval with same recommendation as Hillside Review Board. Staff also recommends the approval be subject to obtaining access from a public right of way. Motion: Council Member Bunker made a motion to approve the hillside permit for a proposed industrial development located off of 1700 East and approximately 3650 South with stipulations Hillside Review Board and the Planning Commission. Second: Council Member Allen seconded the motion. Vote: Mayor Protem Gardner called for a vote; all voted aye, motion carried. St. George City Council Minutes June 2, 2005 Page Eight Staff Reports Consider approval of a conditional use permit for a pre-school for up to 18 children in a home at 3451 South Single Track in the Desert Hills Subdivision. Ray Snyder displayed pictures of the home and yard. He indicated the Planning Commission felt it was a routine request. He has received two letters of support and no letters of opposition as well as a signed statement from other home owners in the area in support. The Planning Commission recommends approval. Council Member Whatcott declared a conflict of interest. Motion: Council Member Orton made a motion to approve the conditional use permit for a pre-school for up to 18 children in a home at 3451 South Single Track in the Desert Hills Subdivision. Second: Council Member Bunker seconded the motion. Vote: Mayor Protem Gardner called for a vote Council Members Orton, Bunker, Allen and Mayor Protem Gardner voted aye. Council Member Whatcott abstained. Motion carried. Consider approval of a conditional use permit for a three story hotel up to 43?6? located at 154 East Riverside Drive. Ray Snyder displayed a map and photos of the area and an elevation of hotel. He indicated the height exceeds 35 feet height; the maximum height is about 47 feet. The Planning Commission recommends approval. The group discussed height of the Hilton Hotel and comparable height charts in the packet. Motion: Council Member Bunker made a motion to approve the conditional use permit for a three story hotel located at 154 East Riverside Drive. Second: Council Member Orton seconded the motion. Vote: Mayor Protem Gardner called for a vote; all voted aye, motion carried. Consider approval of a conditional use permit for a detached garage with a height up to 18?9? located at 2516 East 2300 south Circle. Ray Snyder indicated the garage meets all requirements for set backs. He displayed a site plan. He indicated he has not received any comment from neighbors. Motion: Council Member Orton made a motion to approve the conditional use permit for a detached garage with a height up to 18? 9? located at 2516 East 2300 South Circle. Second: Council Member Allen seconded the motion. Vote: Mayor Protem Gardner called for a vote; all voted aye, motion carried. Public Hearings Public hearing to consider a zone change from R-1-10 to R-3 on .34 acre located at the southeast corner of 250 West and 950 South. Associate Planner Bradley explained he has no legal description of the property and asked if action on the ordinance can be delayed until a legal description is obtained. He would like to have the public hearing now as to delay the hearing would require re-notification. St. George City Council Minutes June 2, 2005 Page Nine Associated Planner Bradley explained the property is on the southeast corner of 950 South Street and 250 West. He displayed a map of the area with the site which is on a fairly steep portion of the hillside. The Planning Commission was concerned about the ability to build three units on the lot as well as density. Staff can not determine if three units can be built, the lot may only be able to accommodate two units. Staff supports cleaning up the area and shared access off of 950 South Street with potentially one access on 250 West. The Planning Commission recommends approval. Mayor Protem Gardner opened public hearing noting a vote on the ordinance will be delayed until legal description is obtained. As there were no public comments, Mayor Protem Gardner closed the public hearing. Public Hearing to consider a zone change from R-1-10 to R-2 on .55 acre located at 500 South and 12055 East and 1075 East. Associate Planner Bradley displayed a map of the area. The portion of R-1-10 property is surrounded by R-3, there is one other parcel that is R-1-10 and owner would like to leave R-1-10. The council discussed the size of the parcel that owner wants to remain R-1-10. The council discussed that zone change which would make the property consistently zoned with the surrounding area. There was discussion regarding what the applicant intends to build. The intended project is unknown, but staff has explained the requirements of the R-3 zone to the applicant. There was discussion regarding the existing home on the lot. The zone change will affect applicants home. There was discussion regarding the lot that the applicant does not want to change the zone on. Mayor Protem Gardner opened the public hearing, seeing no one wishing to comment he closed the public hearing and asked council for action. Motion: Council Member Whatcott made a motion to approve by ordinance the zone change from r-1-10 to R-3 on .55 acre located at 500 South and 1055 Eat and 1075 East. Second: Council Member Orton seconded the motion. Vote: Mayor Protem Gardner called for a roll call vote as follows: Council Member Whatcott, aye Council Member Orton, aye Mayor Protem Gardner, aye Council Member Bunker, aye Council Member Allen, aye Motion carried. Public Hearing to consider a zone change from RE-20 to R-1-10 on 26.48 acres located at the northwest corner of the intersection of 2800 South and Little Valley Road. Associate Planner Bradley indicated the proposed zoning allows large animal although it may put restrictions on the animals. Nathan Moses with Alpha Engineering indicated he represents the applicant. The intention of zone change is to accommodate family housing. He indicated Jedora estates is zoned R-1-10 as well and is adjacent to this area. Mayor Protem Gardner opened the Public Hearing. St. George City Council Minutes June 2, 2005 Page Ten Ron Askton who lives in Meadow Valley Estates expressed concerned over the limited amount of people notified of the zone change. He expressed concern that the 10,000 square foot lots will increase the density and will devalue the property in Meadow Estates. Margarita Deganheart expressed concerned about traffic on 2800 South and Little Valley Road, currently there is no shoulder or bike path. She spoke against changing the neighborhood from what it was going to be to one with twice as many houses, adding twice as much traffic and twice as many people. Tom Henry commented that if the council doesn?t follow staffs recommendation it sends a message to every developer that if they don?t like staff recommendation they can go to council for approval. Nora Atkinson felt consistency is more important than going to smaller lots. Nathan Moses explained the average lot size is 11,700 square feet; the developer is working to get nine extra lots in the entire development. Bob Wahlin explained the request for 10,000 square foot zoning is being made due to some issues with the piece of ground such as the open irrigation canal that goes through part of it. He understands that long term that canal will be developed into a bridal path and will restrict the layout of the property. The SID in the area installed a sewer line in what could be used as a road way. He indicated his family will be building homes in the area, they aren?t developers but farming has been squeezed out and now they would like to utilize the land to its best potential. He discussed the average size of home in the area and the cost of block wall fencing. The group discussed the land that has been purchased by the City and school district as well as the change in use from farm land to other uses. Mayor Protem Gardner, seeing no one else wishing to speak closed the pubic hearing. Council Member Orton commented that he agrees with staff that R-1-12.5 zone is a buffer zone. He expressed his opinion is it should be 12.5 to remain consistent with the area. The group discussed the reasoning of Planning Commission approval. Associate Planner Bradley commented this area will require the homes that front the street to have a way to pull out forward to the traffic. There has been a transition in the area and 12.5 zoning makes sense unless they need larger lots for animal use. The proposed equestrian trail and the use of the irrigation canal were discussed. Approval from the irrigation company would be needed to cover the open canal. The availability of horse property and trails through R-1-10 or R-1-12.5 was discussed. Ed Burgess explained at this point there are not plans to cover the canal. The canal will have to be fenced off, so getting access to an equestrian trail will be difficult. The trail is on the north side of the canal. The equestrian trail will be put in eventually. Ron Askton commented 12.5 square foot lots is acceptable. Council Member Allen asked if there are any other subdivisions that will also be walled. Ed Burgess said because trail is on the north of the canal access walkways will be installed between lots. On the bottom part because of the uncovered canal there isn?t access planned at this time. City Manager Esplin commented that the question tonight is does the proposed zone change meet the master plan and does it meet uses in the surrounding area. St. George City Council Minutes June 2, 2005 Page Eleven Motion: Council Member Orton stated that to be consistent with the master plan in the City, he makes a motion to deny request for R-1-10 and approve RE-12.5 for the area. Second: Council Member Bunker seconded the motion. Vote: Mayor Protem Gardner called for a roll call vote as follows: Council Member Whatcott, aye Council Member Orton, aye Mayor Protem Gardner, aye Council Member Bunker, aye Council Member Allen, aye Motion carried. Public Hearing to consider a zone change from Open Space and Mining and Grazing to PD on 567.11 acres and amend the Sun River PD zone to add said acres to the project located west of I-15. Associate Planner Bradley displayed a site plan for addition to Sun River. He detailed the area and the uses for Sun River which include a proposed commercial development at some future date. Sun River was originally approved in 1997; this request would double the size of the project. The commercial use would be on 153.7 acres. Sun River would increase by roughly 600 units. Staff and Planning Commission is recommending approving Phase 1 to continue to build prior to the actual completion of the future interchange as well as including the RV mini storage. The commercial areas outside of Phase 1 could not be developed until the interchange is done. He asked if the council wants to review each site plan for approval. Gary Wood, co applicant made a Power Point Presentation detailing the area subject to the application. He discussed a meeting he had with UDOT for the proposed interchange which should go out for bid in about a year. Mayor Protem Gardner opened the public hearing, seeing no one wishing to comment he closed the public hearing. City Manager Esplin indicated staff has concern regarding the impact of this development on the Bloomington interchange. All the development in the Fort Pierce Industrial Park, construction truck use, a potential school in the area and the expansion of Sun River will put a significant strain on the interchange. He commented the developer has expressed a willingness to pay for a share of the cost to improve the interchange, but the project cost has not been determined. He reviewed the cost to the City to participate in a traffic study conducted by the State. The developer has done a great job with master planning the project, but the concern is the timing and what improvements should be made and the amount of contribution from the developer. Council Member Whatcott stated that the eight recommendations from the Planning Commission and traffic engineer was just distributed tonight and he would like time to review them before making a decision. He indicated he has serious concern about a second access and impact on the Bloomington interchange. He would need to see elevations, contours and such before he could approve zone change. If conceptual approval is the request, he could do that, but he is not ready to approve a PD zone. Council Member Orton asked with regard to a PD zone, could the council review every phase. Associate Planner Bradley commented the council can consider each one individually; the Planning Commission is comfortable with the conceptual plan. Staff would like direction as to what the council would like to review. The council discussed a previously held site visit. St. George City Council Minutes June 2, 2005 Page Twelve Gary Wood with E and M Consulting commented this is a tiered process, the developer is asking for a PD zone, but site plans and elevations would come through as they are developed. Detail will be brought in at a later time. The group discussed looking at site and elevation and detailing where items such as the RV storage will be located. Council Member Whatcott commented there is a responsibility as a council to see what the entrance to the City is going to look like. Gary Wood commented the developer wants the council to understand basic land use and circulation. There is a table in the zone change application that details what is allowed in each of the planning areas. Rick Rosenberg with Rosenberg Associated commented a large chunk of the area will be continued as part of the Sun River PD as is now. He explained what the different colored areas on the map designated. Council Member Whatcott stated that the project is large enough that he would need to see each location. Darcy Stewart commented that he don?t know how to respond to cost sharing amounts on Bloomington interchange traffic study. City Manager Esplin raised the issue of paying for the cost of the traffic study. He asked if the City should pay the entire cost for the study or should SITLA and other developers help fund the study. He commented that he doesn?t know when the Atkinville interchange will be approved. He suggested approving what the single access to Sun River can handle and not approving anything that would require access at the Atkinville interchange. Gary Wood commented continuing development based on what the Bloomington interchange can handle would mean an additional 900 units could be built. Council Member Orton commented staff also recommends no storage other than the RV storage be constructed until the Atkinville interchange is open. Council Member Allen expressed concerns regarding allowing an intersection go to a level D or F rating before addressing a problem. Gary Wood commented that he didn?t think the interchange will go to an F rating with a total 1600 homes in Sun River. The council discussed the cost and time line of the proposed traffic study on the Bloomington interchange. Public Works Director Bulloch commented the current level of service rates the west round about at a C the tear drop round about at a B. The increased traffic would drop both to a F. He indicated the City traffic engineer says parts of the round about are already failing such as west bound traffic on the exit ramp which backs up onto the freeway. There was discussion regarding those that would participate in the study. Rick Rosenberg said the problem is regional and one developer shouldn?t be responsible for the affect on the Bloomington interchange. There is a willingness on the part of Sun River to cost share, but the amount of cost sharing is yet to be determined. Rick McBriar with SITLA indicated he is prepared to help meet matching funds for a traffic study on the Bloomington interchange. He stated that it is important that the St. George City Council Minutes June 2, 2005 Page Thirteen different uses get sorted out now because it affects things like the planning of the proposed interchange. Tom Henry commented that today at 4:00 pm the Bloomington round about was a parking lot for a time. Mayor Protem Gardner asked if the council wants to take a conceptual action or have a site visit first. Motion: Council Member Allen made a motion to table the item and to set site visit and review of the material provided tonight and put it back on the agenda for a future meeting. There was discussion concerning setting the date for a site visit on June 23, 2005. City Manager Esplin asked if the areas could be staked to define the different uses. Second: Council Member Whatcott seconded the motion. Vote: Mayor Protem Gardner called for a vote; all voted aye, motion carried. Associate Planner Bradley: asked the council to keep in mind a potential location of a fire station which is a concern from the Fire Marshal. Public Hearing to consider standards for the construction, height and setback of rock walls Jay Sandberg reviewed the reasons for the proposed standards. He reviewed the significant portions of the ordinance which are: Design requirements and guidelines Type and source of rock What may be built on the wall Inspection Maximum height of eight feet, or adjacent rock walls maximum of 16 feet Set back from the property line has been increased. A provision has been included regarding the set back of the wall from the structure if there are adjacent but separate walls He reviewed the diagrams in a Power Point presentation. There was a brief discussion regarding the amount of separation required between walls. Jay Sandberg indicated that utilities expressed concern regarding rock walls built on utility easements, so there is a requirement that the affected utility has to give permission for the wall to be built on an easement. Council Member Allen asked who is responsible for a wall that may have to be dug up or replaced in the event the wall is built on a utility easement. City Attorney Guzman suggested adding language in the ordinance to address those issues including requiring City approval for walls built on utility easements and in right of ways. The amount and types of failures in walls and what has precipitated the need for the ordinance was discussed. Council Member Allen discussed the possibility of a driveway ?tunneled? by rock walls, and asked if four feet set back OK. There was discussion concerning the set back and rock walls built in utility easements, St. George City Council Minutes June 2, 2005 Page Fourteen There was also discussion concerning possible sight hazards if rocks are allowed to be built on utility easements. There was discussion concerning the eight foot height maximum for a single wall and the 16 foot height maximum for adjacent walls. Mayor Protem Gardner opened the public hearing. Lowry Snow representing the developers of Stone Cliff made a Power Point presentation. He asked the council to recognize that the ordinance needs to be flexible to address situations such as those at Stone Cliff. Gail Maxwell described the height, length and type of rocks used in walls in Stone Cliff. He indicated none of the rock walls are built over utilities with the exception of some sewer lines that go under the wall and to the house. He discussed the way the lots are developed, the size of the lots and need to be able to built walls taller than the proposed ordinance will allow. There was discussion concerning possible water build up behind the walls in Stone Cliff. Gail Maxwell indicated the moisture flows through to the ground, it doesn?t build up. There was discussion concerning liability in a private development versus a public street. Lowry Snow commented the ordinance as proposed will create a hardship on the developers involved in Stone Cliff. He asked for variance or flexibility to be built into the ordinance to take into account geographic features and type of rock available. He also is asking the council to grandfather this project to allow it to be completed as it has been done so far. He suggested a variance based on geo technical reports or suggesting the City adopt a ten foot maximum rather than an eight foot or adding a provision that says that in certain geological conditions the developer can seek permission to exceed the height. There was a brief discussion regarding earthquake protection and an allowance for exceeding the 16 foot maximum depending on the length of the wall. There was discussion concerning the definition of a rock wall. A rock wall is defined as a rock supporting another rock. Jay Sandberg commented that he doesn?t recall any of the rock walls in Stone Cliff being shown on the plans. He expressed concerned that if it is grandfathered the City is giving permission for something that wasn?t approved. There was a brief discussion if there is room for changing the height maximum from eight to then feet. There was discussion regarding why the maximum was set at eight feet. Jay Sandberg indicated that he felt many of the walls in Stone Cliff are being built to enhance the view rather than for a genuine need. There was discussion concerning sight limitations from rock walls. Gail Maxwell disputed the comment made that the walls are being built simply to elevate the building pad. Gordon Brushforth resident of Paradise Canyon subdivision spoke in support of the ordinance. Council Member Allen asked if rock walls require footings Russ Owens indicated footings are not used in a normal rock wall. He indicated the conditions at Stone Cliff are unique; rocks from the site are used. He felt the eight feet St. George City Council Minutes June 2, 2005 Page Fifteen height limit is reasonable in most places, but he felt that Stone Cliff needs to be allowed some latitude. There was discussion as to the basis for an exemption, if it would be based on material, geotechnical analysis or something else. Russ Owens expressed that it should be based on past history. Tom Henry spoke in support of the ordinance. He encouraged the council to consider the rights of the citizens that have bought property. Carol Sapp with Southern Utah Home Builders Association (SUHBA) indicated she served on the committee that drafted the ordinance. There are some things not in the ordinance that were discussed by the committee. She discussed the committee discussion concerning material. She indicated the Stone Cliff development was discussed by the geo technical engineers as an example of material that performs well. She reviewed the committee discussions on height and the use of geo grid that should be used in construction of rock walls as well as using a combination of rock material. She indicated she felt the council needs to address the situation of existing and approved subdivisions that have built rock walls that don?t conform to the ordinance, she felt there needs to be a variance or allowance for some lots in preexisting subdivisions and give some leniency in material and the height of the wall depending on the type of material used. Lowry Snow indicated that he doesn?t think City staff should be allowed to override the recommendation of the engineer hired by the developer. Jay Sandberg commented that the committee decided to leave the type of material up to the geo technical engineer. Tom Henry commented that he hopes the decision the council makes will be based on the protection of the City and the citizens. Mayor Protem Gardner seeing no one else wishing to comment closed the public hearing. There was discussion regarding who served on the committee and if the committee had come to a consensus the draft is acceptable. Carol Sapp commented that there are some things that are not in the final draft that needs to be addressed. There was discussion regarding that the draft was given to the council tonight and that council members need more time to review the material. Council Member Whatcott expressed discomfort at grandfathering a single development outside of the ordinance. He recommended tabling the item until the next council meeting. Council Member Orton stated the council needs to understand the liability to the citizen, City, developer and contractor. Council Member Bunker suggested adding some language that gives some flexibility to specific areas that are solid rock and takes into consideration the quality of rock, types of soil. Motion: Council Member Whatcott made a motion to table the issue. Second: Council Member Allen seconded the motion. St. George City Council Minutes June 2, 2005 Page Sixteen There was discussion regarding when to reschedule this item for discussion. There was discussion concerning whether walls should be approved that will conflict with the proposed ordinance during. Gail Maxwell stated developers have to be able to continue with what engineering has already approved. There was discussion as to how to allow wall construction to continue but also require developers to meet certain standards or approval by city engineering staff. Gail Maxwell stated he has red lines drawings with approval for a 20 foot wall. Jay Sandberg indicated the joint utility plans came in before the full grading plan was submitted to engineering. There is a 20 foot wall that he doesn?t think has been approved. Gail Maxwell indicated the 10/10 walls will only be on a dozen lots on one phase and some on another phase. He asked if he can put four or five feet space between the two ten foot walls. City Attorney Guzman commented in this case the council can say a temporary ordinance is being implemented with anything the council requires tonight. City Manager Esplin suggested staff work on existing projects in the pipeline with the understanding that it can come before the council if needed. Amended motion: Council Member Whatcott amended the motion to approve a temporary zoning ordinance with the draft ordinance being the criteria and table the permanent ordinance for review, allowing staff to work with those plans already in the process. Second: Council Member Orton seconded the amended motion. Vote: Mayor Protem Gardner called for a roll call vote as follows: Council Member Whatcott, aye Council Member Orton, aye Mayor Protem Gardner, aye Council Member Bunker, aye Council Member Allen, aye Motion carried. The council discussed a site visit to Stone Cliff on June 9, 2005. Staff Reports Consider approval of a request for a gated community. City Manager Esplin indicated he would like council?s position so this project can go through the planning process. Cary Blake indicated he is developing a subdivision on a hill with two entrances and no connectivity. The streets will be private. He would like the zoning to remain as R-1-10 and plans to create a Home Owners Association (HOA) to maintain the roads. Council Member Bunker stated she really does not like gated communities as it takes away from being a community. Cary Blake stated the subdivision is exclusive anyway because it?s on the hill. City Manager Esplin stated there is also a question regarding the type of curb to be installed in the subdivision. St. George City Council Minutes June 2, 2005 Page Seventeen There was discussion regarding private streets and that the developer can do what ever he/she chooses. Cary Blake commented the Pine Brook subdivision has a modified curb without problems. Council Member Allen commented she has seen cars parked on the sidewalk in that subdivision. Mayor Protem Gardner discussed the approval of Stone Cliff which was the first gated community in the City and the challenges of safety and exclusivity that have to be addressed. Cary Blake expressed concern that if there are no gated communities in the City buyers will look elsewhere as they like the exclusivity of gated communities. Council Member Whatcott commented Mr. Blake won?t have trouble selling the lots because the location is excellent. He asked with regard to the modified curb where does the water go as the development is on top of the lava flow. Cary Blake stated that will be addressed through the construction drawing approval process. City Attorney Guzman suggested that it be a PD zone and commented that what ever the council decides tonight will set a precedent. Cary Blake stated he needs to know if it can be gated, he won?t go through rezoning if it can not be a gated community. 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... 35' at 400 North Bluff. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for police interceptor vehicles. Purchasing Manager Sue Swensen recommended purchase of 13 new four door sedans with V-8 engines through the state contract with Ken Garff Ford in the amount of $289,348. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the vehicles are for new officers and replacement of vehicles with mileage over 100,000. The old vehicles will be circulated for use by other departments in the City. He advised that local preference was offered to local bidders, but no bids were received. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to purchase 13 vehicles through the state contract with Ken Garff Ford in the amount of $289,348. 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 used ejector trailer for the wastewater treatment plant. Purchasing Manager Sue Swensen recommended purchase of a used trailer from Provo City to haul sludge in the amount of $32,000. City Manager Gary Esplin stated staff was looking into private hauling, but did not know if there was a private sector company willing to haul the sludge. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to purchase the used trailer from Provo City in the amount of $32,000. 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 the River Road/Brigham Road wall and sidewalk improvement project. Purchasing Manager Sue Swensen explained that only one bid was received from BT Builders in the amount of $177,442.95. The project includes the retaining wall, privacy wall, concrete sidewalk, and 13,000 sq. ft. of landscaping and irrigation. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to award the bid to BT Builders in the amount of $177,442.95. 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 to the contract for the Millcreek 138kV line with Jones Excavating. Purchasing Director Sue Swensen explained that Jones Excavating has encountered an extensive amount of water and bedrock which requires extra drilling and casing. The City?s St. George City Council Minutes September 22, 2005 Page Two digger truck was not large enough for the project. She recommended approval of the change order in the amount of $60,225.70. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to approve the change order. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Gardner. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. RESOLUTION: Consider approval of a resolution recognizing businesses for voluntarily covering explicit and objectionable materials and encouraging them to continue to do so. City Attorney Shawn Guzman explained that the resolution formally thanks those businesses who have been doing a good job of removing objectionable material where it is not accessible to youth, and encourages them to continue to do so thereby adhering to the community standards. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Allen to approve the resolution. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Gardner. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Gardner - 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 revising admission fees to the Dinosaur Discovery Site. City Manager Gary Esplin explained the Dinosaur Board recommends an amendment to the fee schedule to raise admission rates to the dinosaur museum by $1.00. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker 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 Bunker - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Gardner - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. SPECIAL EVENT PERMIT: Consider approval of a special event permit for music and dancing at Laser Mania on October 28. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the security plan has been approved by the police department. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcot...


City Council Minutes 03/01/2007:
...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 density is being increased, this does not mean that every acre developed in Little Valley will have that kind of density. Paul Iverson inquired who would have preference if a development located within 50' of his barn - his use or the new development. St. George City Council Minutes March 1, 2007 Page Fourteen Mayor McArthur replied that the City would protect the existing use, which in this case would be agriculture. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that the City is trying to protect the agricultural uses and under the proposed master plan they would be protected. Council Member Gardner commented that the Washington County Water Conservancy District is concerned that a lot of water rights will be lost when agricultural property is developed. City Manager Gary Esplin replied that these water rights could be used for a secondary water system. Council Member Gardner commented that as Little Valley develops, it is important that enough open space and large lots be retained so that the opportunity to use the water and surface and underground rights are not jeopardized. Mayor McArthur commented that the City?s policies in this regard might need to be more specific. City Attorney Shawn Guzman commented that they would be implemented by ordinance. Council Member Gardner commented that the agricultural subdivisions currently in existence will be protected, and if someone wants another agricultural subdivision, they can put one in. There is still an opportunity to create another Bridle Gate Estates, and this option is not being eliminated. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson commented that the intent is a concept, and none of the lines on the proposed plan are intended to be drawn along property lines. City Manager Gary Esplin clarified that nothing was being zoned. The proposed general plan simply indicates that a TND can go in the overlay area of the master plan if it meets specific standards and guidelines. A project can also come in as a five acre lot subdivision or a one acre lot subdivision - all are permitted uses under the proposed master plan. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson commented that it was hard to be specific in hypothetical situations, but the plan presents the City?s general intent, recognizing that agricultural property should be buffered. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to amend the general plan by ordinance. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Bunker - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Consider approval of the minutes of the City Council work meeting held February 8, 2007. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to approve the minutes as presented. St. George City Council Minutes March 1, 2007 Page Fifteen SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. Consider approval of the minutes of the regular City Council meeting held February 15, 2007. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to approve the minutes as presented. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. ADJOURN TO EXECUTIVE SESSION: MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to discuss property acquisition and possible litigation issues. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Bunker - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Orton - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. RECONVENE: MOTION: A motion to reconvene was made by Council Member Orton. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Gardner. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. 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...d that emergency vehicle access has been discussed with the Fire Chief and Police Chief. The planned route for emergency vehicle access will be 100 South to allow unimpeded access. It is the City?s plan to dispatch emergency vehicles on either side of the hill from several locations rather than just one to help limit the number that will have to travel across town. With regard to trees, this issue has not yet been examined, and UDOT consultants know how to dig a pit for the root ball so that it does not impact the asphalt or pull up the curb. Robert Bruschke, owner of Steamroller Copy and Design to Print, commented that people are already taking shortcuts through back alleys. Good signage can possibly redirect traffic, but parking and congestion in the area of his business is heavy now. If the proposed plans come to fruition, the City will be beautified, but as far as safety on the Blvd., stricter law enforcement is needed as many people now run red traffic lights. He suggested there might be alternatives for safety other than medians. He stated that he was opposed to medians in front of his business. Roe Wilkinson, a concerned citizen, commented she felt the City should proceed with what it is doing, and the Visioning Committee has done a fabulous job. Lex deAzevedo, representing Milne Jewelers, stated that the graph showing mandatory medians was misleading, and the Visioning Committee did not represent the retail businesses on the Blvd. He stated he had a problem with someone telling him what he could do with his business, and while a majority of the businesses are for beautification and safety, they believe this can be accomplished without medians and with the use of synchronized lights, side and back access, and signage. There are 72 businesses on the Blvd. against raised medians anywhere other than where UDOT says they are mandatory for safety. Michael Berg, owner of Alphagraphics, stated he felt medians were going to increase safety, but expressed concern about the long term effect of the proposed vegetation as trees along the Blvd. already restrict business signage. Nathan McClary, owner of Larsen?s Frostop, commented that the medians are a bad idea, and in the future they will either have to be removed or he will have to close his business. He expressed concern with the statistics and empirical data presented. He advised that in his case UDOT has determined there will be a median which will block his driveway, and his neighbors do not want to open up access. He stated he felt the cart was being put before the horse, and he urged the City Council to put things in the proper order by reconstructing the Blvd. and install the medians later after all the problems have been solved. Mr. Youd, representing UDOT, explained that the position of UDOT is that a median is required 150-200' feet back from where a traffic light will possibly be placed at 900 East. Council Member Gardner inquired of Mr. Youd if there would be the possibility for traffic to turn left into Mr. McClary?s business. Mr. Youd replied that traffic would have to go to 800 East to turn left, but for the other businesses along this block, there may be the capability of turning left into them. St. George City Council Minutes November 20, 2003 Page Eight Mr. McClary suggested that temporary medians be installed down the middle of the Blvd. to see what it will be like. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that UDOT?s position is that any changes to the required medians would be at the City?s expense. If the City waited another four to five years to install them, the City would be assuming the total cost. He commented that while he respected the opinions of businesses and neighbors along the Blvd., the safety of the traveling public must also be considered. Mr. Youd advised he would like to advertise the project next fall, as the approval process is quite lengthy. Council Member Isom commented she felt signage and alternate access should be explored. Lorri Kocinski Puchlik commented that UDOT?s $8,600,000 would go a lot farther if medians were not installed, and this would be less money the City would have to invest in curb and gutter. Council Member Whatcott inquired how hard it would be retrofit medians. Tamara Maxwell, UDOT project manager, replied that this would be difficult as the roadway would have to be torn up. There are also landscaping and water issues. A concrete barrier, however, could always be added later. Marc Mortensen clarified that the UDOT-recommended medians would be concrete medians, similar to those on River Road. Placement of the medians recommended by the Visioning Committee, however, would allow for landscaping. Council Member Isom commented that the City has and will continue to look for secondary accesses to businesses along the Blvd., and has made a valiant effort in talking to business owners to try and find some middle ground. It will also be up to businesses to open up alleys and provide a flow of traffic through their parking lots to other businesses. Marc Mortensen commented that the City will pursue secondary accesses and signage. Lucia Christensen commented that ultimately what is good for St. George is good for the Blvd., and trees and medians will invite people to come and linger, visit and shop. The Blvd. is the face that St. George shows to everyone, and right now it is not very pretty. Richard Lamb, owner of Joker Joker, expressed concern that businesses on the Blvd. may not be able to be seen if they?re closed in with beautification. He encouraged the City Council to look at the total impact and explore alternatives to gradually make improvements rather than make them all at once and hope they work out. He suggested that perhaps the beautification project would be better served in another area of the City. Glen Murray, owner of Charlie?s Ice Cream, advised that larger sized pick-ups would not be able to negotiate a u-turn. Most accidents on the Blvd. are rear-enders and medians will not put an end to rear-end collisions. He stated the City was spending thousands to cut down on water usage around the City Office, but is now advocating landscaping medians which will require water which should be saved for homes and businesses. He commented that medians will reduce traffic flow which will reduce businesses. Mayor McArthur inquired where someone could go to see the type of entrance proposed by UDOT off the Blvd. Mr. Youd replied that the Jennings building had the type of entrance proposed. There being no further public comment, Mayor McArthur closed the public hearing. St. George City Council Minutes November 20, 2003 Page Nine Council Member Orton commented that the City Council did not want to hurt any business, and right now has concerns with and is committed to all of Main Street and the downtown. The City?s goal is to do everything it can to make the downtown the most customer friendly in the community. As he travels to different communities he sees what other cities are doing to make their developments pedestrian friendly, and while this may not be the most convenient, they are beautiful, and that is the City?s vision. The City is not trying to discourage or destroy small businesses, but progress cannot happen without a few wounds. Ultimately, everyone has the same vision, and that is to have the nicest downtown area in the state. Council Member Gardner commented that he would hate to end up with a pretty street but with boarded-up windows. He stated that 100 South is still troublesome for use by emergency vehicles, and he inquired if UDOT had looked at a trade-off of removing the Blvd. as an emergency access route compared with accidents that would be alleviated. Mr. Youd replied that the City did the study on accidents, and had the police and emergency services involved in the Visioning Committee. UDOT lo...


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City Council Minutes 07/15/2004:
...F BID: Consider award of bid for two Harley Davidson motorcycles for the Police Department. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen recommended purchase of the motorcycles off the State contract with Harley Davidson of Salt Lake City in the total amount of $28,436.28. Mayor McArthur inquired about local bids. Ms. Swensen explained that the City gives local vendors the option to match the State contract price, with a 5% local preference, but in this case the local vendor chose not to match the State price. St. George City Council Minutes July 15, 2004 Page Two MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to purchase two Harley Davidson motorcycles off the State contract with Harley Davidson of Salt Lake City in the total amount of $28,436.28. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for the Community Arts 3rd floor demolition project. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen presented bids received for selective demolition of the 3rd floor at the Community Arts Building, as follows: Arnell-West $75,900 BT Builders $156,000 She recommended award of the bid to the low bidder, Arnell-West in the amount of $75,900. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to award the bid to the low bidder, Arnell-West, in the amount of $75,900. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for three pedestrian/bicycle bridges for the Santa Clara River trail project. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen presented the following bids: Bridge America $109,625 Steadfast Bridge $183,950 Wheeler Lumber LLC $105,650 Excel Bridge $103,344 Continental Bridge $110,526 She recommended award of the bid to the low bidder, Excel Bridge, in the amount of $103,344. Mayor McArthur advised that the bridge is a break-away bridge in the event of flooding. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to award the bid to the low bidder, Excel Bridge, in the amount of $103,344. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for the Santa Clara River trail project. Mayor McArthur announced that this project will complete one of the last sections of trail in the City. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen explained that four contractors attended the pre-bid meeting and picked up bid packets, but only two submitted bids, as follows: Cindy Taylor Trucking $534,687 H. E. Davis $499,110 She recommended award of the bid to the low bidder, H. E. Davis, in the amount of $499,110. Leisure Services Director Kent Perkins explained that the City received a State grant in the amount of $151,000 for this project, and in order to use the money must finish the project by the middle of December. Council Member Whatcott inquired of Mr. Perkins how this trail compared cost-wise with other trails. Mr. Perkins replied that it was the most expensive piece of trail the City has built so far because of the three bridges. St. George City Council Minutes July 15, 2004 Page Three Mayor McArthur inquired if all the trails were open. Mr. Perkins replied that they were just recently surfaced and striped, but are now open. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to award the bid to the low bidder, H. E. Davis, in the amount of $499,110. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for equipment necessary to perform tamarisk removal. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen advised that staff has been looking for equipment to remove tamarisk and found one that will meet minimum requirements at Valley Crane and Equipment. The track unit equipment is called an ASV RC-100 with a timber axe assembly, at a cost of $74,824. Streets Superintendent Randy Halverson explained that this piece of equipment is used by Grand Junction, Colorado for tamarisk removal and has proven to be very effective. Valley Crane and Equipment has committed to a three to four week delivery time. There are no freight charges because City staff will go get the equipment. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to approve purchase of the equipment through Valley Crane and Equipment in the amount of $74,824. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. Mayor McArthur commented that Hurricane Scouts would like to join with St. George Scouts for a project and perhaps they could help with this project. They would like to be able to pay a portion of their cost to use the Dixie Center through the project. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that staff will finish removal of the rest of the tamarisk along the Ft. Pearce from the St. George Golf Club to River Road to clean out the channel in case of a storm. He explained that the equipment will cut the trees above the roots and then a chemical will be applied to the roots to kill them. Mr. Halverson explained that the timber axe is an attachment to the machine. The machine will cut the tree, draw it into the machine, and then chew it up and spit it out on the ground. These pieces will also need to be treated so that they do not regenerate. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that as part of the tamarisk removal project, $25,000 has also been allocated for labor expense, and $25,000 for the needed chemicals. It is the City?s intent to ultimately involve everyone along the river. CHANGE ORDER: Consider approval of a change order for the 1550 West Street road reconstruction project. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen advised that a change order in the amount of $58,115.56 is needed in order to increase quantities of material in order to finish the project. Council Member Whatcott questioned the mobilization costs since the contractor was already on site. Steve Perry explained that A-T Asphalt was not the contractor on the project. Assistant City Engineer Jay Sandberg explained that when the storm drain was installed in 1550 West Street, the City decided to install its reuse line at the same time and redo the entire street. Savings to the other project is about $30,000. Steve Perry explained that A-T Asphalt had to mobilize from another site to 1550 West Street. By combining projects, the City has saved 25% over what it would normally cost to reconstruct the road. Jay Sandberg commented that when the project was originally negotiated with the contractor, the contractor provided his costs from A-T Asphalt, and they were higher than the overall bid price. He negotiated with them and they are willing to use his prices if they are used to do the work. Therefore, there are no overhead costs, but the St. George City Council Minutes July 15, 2004 Page Four contractor would like mobilization costs for his coordination and paperwork. He could have had A-T submit its cost to him and then add 10% to that cost. Council Member Whatcott commented that the City could have bypassed the contractor and contracted with A-T itself. Jay Sandberg replied that the City took the lowest price of items in both bids, and the contractor has been good to work with. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to approve the change order in the amount of $58,115.56. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that with this section of reuse line the City will have about half of the line built. As soon as approval is obtained through the EA, the City will be reimbursed and will move forward. Mayor McArthur announced that the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Dixie Drive bridge will be held the first or second week in August. Public Works Director Larry Bulloch advised that the entire project would be completed in September. RESOLUTION: Consider approval of a resolution adopting the Five County Association of Governments Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan as required by the Federal Disaster Mitigation and Cost Reduction Act of 2000. Assistant to the City Manager, Marc Mortensen, explained that staff has reviewed the Plan. It appears to be vague and the City is already doing most of what is required under the Plan. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that adoption of the Plan by cities has to do with the Five County Association of Governments? funding and qualification for federal grants. The City is already administering this same program through FEMA, and adopting the Plan is merely a formality. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to approve a resolution adopting the Plan. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Bunker - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Orton - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. RESOLUTION: Consider approval of a resolution abandoning an easement between Lots 33 and 34 of the Stone Cliff Subdivision, Phase I. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that John Campos owns both lots and wants to combine them into one lot. The request has been reviewed by the JUC and they have no objections. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to approve the resolution. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Bunker - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. St. George City Council Minutes July 15, 2004 Page Five BEER LICENSE: Consider approval of a beer license for Three Amigos Market located at 325 N. Bluff. Ricardo Vaca, applicant. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the application has been reviewed and staff can see no problems or issues that would prevent the license from being issued. Danny Vaca, applicant, explained that the market sells produce and freshly cut meat and he is in the process of implementing a bakery on site. The beer license is an off-premise license, and beer will not consumed on the premises. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to approve the beer license. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. SPECIAL EVENT PERMIT: Consider approval of a special event permit for a Farmers Market at the Zion Factory Stores. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that this is an annual event and staff recommends approval. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to approve the special event permit. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. WAPA CONTRACT AMENDMENT: Consider approval of a Western Area Power Administration contract amendment. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that last year projected energy rates were discussed. At that time the City was aware that its contract amount would be reduced by 28% and took that into account when the rate schedule was figured. This agreement will initiate that reduction due to the drought. Council Member Whatcott commented that as discussed by the City Council and Water and Power Board, the City pays the same price as before, and the rate did not go up. However, the City will be receiving only 72% of the power it used to get because water levels are way down and could get worse. City Manager Gary Esplin stated the City would be replacing power with power from Deseret and others. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to approve the contract amendment. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. Mayor McArthur inquired of Mr. Solomon how much power the City has contracted for and what its total power usage is. Energy Services Director Phil Solomon replied that the City?s resource team meets on a monthly basis to try and keep its exposure to the market to less than 10%. The majority of this summer the City has been taking approximately 40 MW from Deseret, 20 MW from the Colorado River Storage Project, 16 MW from San Juan, and during peak hours, is receiving Payson power. Idaho and Hunter are secured resources. This week the generators have been run for four to five hours because it was cheaper to run them than to purchase power on the open market. The City purchased insurance in the event DGT trips off and the City has to go out on the market. The highest load peak so far this summer was 138 MW. Council Member Whatcott commented that in the past UAMPS has sold the City all its power, but in the last few months staff has taken over the responsibility of purchasing power and the expertise of staff has gone up greatly, saving the City hundreds of thousands of dollars each month. St. George City Council Minutes July 15, 2004 Page Six Mr. Solomon stated that as volatile as the market is, staff?s goal is to try and honor the current rates. He stated that the City has taken advantage of the WAPA program and has taken it when needed because its prices are better than the UAMPS pool. DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT: Consider approval of the Augustus Point development agreement. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the trail currently is close to the road on Snow Canyon Parkway in the area of Augustus Point because at the time of its development the City could not obtain an easement from the property owner. The trail was built on a temporary basis, knowing that it would eventually be moved back to where it should be located. An agreement has been worked out with the developer of Augustus Point which states that he is making a property donation for the trail and will be able to take a tax write-off. The City agrees to construct the trail, and its cost will include landscaping and maintenance of the median and landscaping up to the trail. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to approve the agreement. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. PUBLIC DEFENDER CONTRACT: Consider approval of a Public Defender Contract with LaMar J. Winward. City Attorney Shawn Guzman explained that LaMar Winward has been the Public Defender for a number of years and does a good job in that capacity. He has not received an increase to his contract for a number of years, and he recommended a 10% increase. The increase would result in a contract amount of $21,120. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to approve the contract. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. ALLOCATION OF CDBG FUNDS: Consider allocation of funds for eligible projects in the Community Development Block Grant Program. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the City can allocate only 15% to non-profit organizations which may not be housing related. The recommendations for allocation are as follows: $50,000 for Color Country Community Housing One home for Habitat for Humanity Allocation of funds to Dixie Care and Share for architectural and engineering costs Purchase of one Meals on Wheels Truck He commented that this would leave $15,000 - $20,000 for the City?s own project, or it could leave the funds in place to use on other projects. MOTION: A motion was made by by Council Member Bunker to allocate CDBG funds as recommended by the City Manager. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AGREEMENT FOR WARRANT SERVICE: Consider approval of an agreement with Washington County for warrant service. City Attorney Shawn Guzman explained that there are a large number of outstanding warrants from the Justice Court. The Police Department has hired two new officers to take care of warrants. T...


City Council Minutes 03/23/2006:
... work on 1450 South. He advised that Chief Marlon Stratton was named Utah Police Chief of the Year. Council Member Gardner announced that Viracon, a manufacturer of stressed glass, will be locating in the Ft. Pearce Industrial Park. The plant will be 225,000 sq. ft. and will employ 150 people. REQUEST TO MAINTAIN LANDSCAPING: Consider approval for the City to provide landscape maintenance along Stonebridge Drive adjacent to the Snowfield Estates Subdivision. City Manager Gary Esplin outlined three issues to be addressed: (1) City maintenance of landscaping along a 66' road; (2) moving the wall to the location suggested by the applicant; and (3) landscaping on Valley View Drive. Staff supports moving of the wall as long as drainage is addressed. Staff feels strongly that there should be landscaping along Valley View Drive as it is an 80' road, but it is not possible under the current ordinance to make that determination as a variance to the setback would be required. The City?s ordinance requires 10' of landscaping along an 80' road. An engineer for Jeff Rogers, applicant, advised that a 20' setback is needed in back. However, the applicant is willing to provide a 4' easement to the City inside the 20' setback in order to meet the landscape requirements. City Manager Gary replied that this would be the easiest solution; otherwise a change to the ordinance would first be needed. Mr. Rogers? engineer suggested that the back property lines be left where they are with a 4' landscaping easement. The wall can be moved in 4'. This will shrink the back yard area, but the property line will remain 4' beyond the wall. Jeff Rogers, applicant, stated that this solution would allow him to proceed. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve a 45' right-of-way instead of a 50' right-of-way, and a landscape easement along the rear yard lines. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to approve moving the fence from the top to the bottom of the hill, assuring that drainage is taken care of, with two 4' walls with a lip adjacent to the Pebble Creek Subdivision. Mr. Rogers? engineer advised that the applicant does not want two 4' walls, but instead would like a 6' wall and a 2' wall. He was advised that the requirements of the City?s ordinances would have to be met. St. George City Council Minutes March 23, 2006 Page Two SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Gardner. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. Jeff Rogers, applicant, advised that he is giving the City two water shares so that it will maintain the landscaping along Stonebridge Drive. A discussion was held on the City?s current policy to not maintain landscaping along 66' roads. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve City maintenance of landscaping along Stonebridge Drive. The motion died for lack of a second. City Manager Gary Esplin suggested that a homeowners association could be formed for the sole purpose of maintaining the landscaping. Council Member Orton commented he did not want to obligate taxpayers to maintain landscaping for a private development. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to deny the request for City maintenance of landscaping along Stonebridge Drive, and recommended that a homeowners association be formed to maintain the landscaping. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Bunker - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Gardner - no The motion carried. DISCUSSION ON ENFORCEMENT OF CITY NOISE AND NUISANCE ORDINANCE: Wendy Nielsen explained that she lives behind the Phoenix Plaza and would like to address the lack of an enforceable noise ordinance. The City currently has a noise policy, but it cannot be enforced. She explained that she and her neighbors are awakened by garbage collection trucks, parking lot sweepers, leafblowers, carpet cleaners, etc. at all hours of the night and early morning. She suggested that collection from commercial garbage dumpsters located adjacent to residential areas be restricted to pick-up after 9:00 a.m. Council Member Orton commented that the City should be careful in its restriction of business operations as deliveries and cleaning operations must be carried on in the nighttime hours. Bill Chris advised that semis which deliver daily to Scaldonis park right by his bedroom window with their engines and air conditioners running. Cars, hot rods and motorcycles also use the alley by his window until 1:00 a.m. when Scaldoni?s closes. Wendy Nielsen commented that a liquid waste truck also comes to the Phoenix Plaza between 11:30 p.m. and 1:30 a.m., and there has to be some way to alleviate this problem for residences which back onto commercial areas. Officer Albert Gilman commented that there definitely is a lot more activity in the City after 10:00 p.m., and there are four to five sweepers that run continuously in every parking lot in the City. If a new ordinance is approved, it should be very specific for enforcement purposes. Council Member Orton commented that stores such as Walmart cannot clean their parking lots during the day and must stock their shelves all night long in order to maintain their businesses. Ms. Nielsen commented she was not complaining about what was taking place in the parking lot of the Phoenix Plaza, but in the alleyway adjacent to her home. St. George City Council Minutes March 23, 2006 Page Three Deputy City Attorney Paula Houston commented that an ordinance to regulate noise can be approved but it will apply to all areas throughout the entire City, and its impact on all businesses should be considered. Many cities have noise ordinances and do enforce them, but all have problems with them. Code Enforcement Officer Brad Young advised that the City?s current noise ordinance is very subjective. He stated that he did not know how to address Ms. Nielsen?s problem within the scope of the City?s current noise ordinance. Council Member Gardner inquired if there were physical things which could be done to minimize the noise, such as raising the wall or moving the dumpsters. Ms. Nielsen replied that she has spoken with the owner of the Phoenix Plaza and he will not move the dumpsters. Mayor McArthur suggested that the owners of the Phoenix Plaza be advised that the dumpsters must be moved and other measures voluntarily made to minimize noise or the City will enact an ordinance which could affect their business. City Manager Gary Esplin stated that a meeting would be scheduled with him, the City Attorney, Police Department, and owner of the Phoenix Plaza to find a solution to the...


City Council Minutes 02/23/2006:
...er residents would also like to request that the fire station be used as a police satellite site and also a paramedic satellite site. Fire Marshall Kevin Taylor advised that all fire stations are designed for use by the police. Mayor McArthur inquired about timing for the trail project. ...


City Council Minutes 07/28/2005:
...sent and called the meeting to order. The pledge of allegiance was led by Police Chief Marlon Stratton, and the invocation was offered by Paul Del Toro. COMMUNITY POLICING PRESENTATION: Police Chief Marlon Stratton reviewed a power point presentation on the pro...


City Council Minutes 10/26/2000:
...NTER: A field trip was taken to the Skyline Center on 200 East above the police building to review the proposed site for location of a telecommunication antenna. Nextel, applicant. OPENING: Mayor McArthur welcomed all those in attendance. The invocation was offered by Councilmember Whatcott. Mayor McArthur invited a Scout to introduce himself. DISCUSSION RE FIELD TRIP TO SKYLINE CENTER: Councilmember Whatcott reported that if he had not known the "dummy" antenna was atop the Skyline Center, he would not have noticed it. A brief discussion was held on placement of another antenna atop a pole at Hurst Field. DISCUSSION RE STANDARD SPECIFICATIONS FOR DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION: City Manager Gary Esplin reported there remain four issues to be decided upon - high-back vs. mountable curbs, sidewalk width, drainage language, and thickness of base and concrete in sidewalks, driveways, and driveway approaches. With regard to mountable curbs as proposed by SUHBA, Mr. Esplin explained that 60% of the curbs in the City are already mountable as they are located in private developments. Staff recommends high back curbs for public streets. The Salt Lake City engineer advises the City will be making a mistake if it allows mountable curbs on public streets. Staff recommends the high back curb for safety reasons, as motorists are inclined to drive and park on sidewalks accessed by a mountable curb. Councilmember Allen advised that after driving over mountable curbs, she agreed with staff’s recommendation for high-back curbs. City Engineer Dave Demas advised a recent survey was taken, and Provo requires 6’ sidewalks for ADA accessibility, while Orem and Henderson, Nevada require 5’ sidewalks. Results of the survey were mixed, with half of the cities surveyed requiring 4’ sidewalks, and half requiring 5’ sidewalks. Mr. Demas recommended a 5’ sidewalk where placed next to a curb, and a 4’ sidewalk if located next to a planting strip adjacent to the curb. Mr. Esplin advised that staff agrees with the drainage language proposed by the Southern Utah Homebuilders’ Association. Mr. Esplin advised that staff’s recommendation for a 6" base and 6" of concrete driveways, sidewalks and driveway approaches is based upon the City’s liability for hazards created by broken and cracked sidewalks and driveway approaches. Linda Kirkpatrick commented that when a curb always cracks when it is cut which causes water to seep into the crack and, as a result, the concrete shifts. Requiring 6" of base and 6" of concrete is over-designing. Wayne Rogers of AGEC suggested the City provide options for base and concrete thickness in less busy areas. Rick Rosenberg commented that mountable curbs with a 30" width provide for a smoother transition than the 24" mountable curb now used. Mayor McArthur expressed concern with parking on sidewalks accessed by a mountable curb. Carol Sapp, representing the Southern Utah Homebuilders’ Association, inquired why a mountable curb was good enough for a PD development, yet not good enough for a public street. She inquired how many people had been injured by use of a modified curb vs. a barrier curb. She also commented that with regard to base and concrete thickness, the current specifications of 4" should be enforced rather than require another 2" which is over-design and will cause additional waste. She advised that SUHBA’s position on the water-carrying capacity of a high-back curb vs. a mountable curb is that it will accept nothing less than what will carry the flow, and the developer should be allowed to demonstrate that he has mitigated drainage problems and thus be allowed to use a modified curb. City Manager Gary Esplin advised staff’s position is that liability and safety cannot be mitigated through use of mountable curbs. He suggested the requirement be kept for high-back curbs on public thoroughfares while continuing to allow mountable curbs in private developments. Carol Sapp advised that road standards are based on the number of cars using a road, not the speed of the vehicles, and an option should be allowed for mountable curbs on public streets. City Engineer Dave Demas advised that Max Peterson, a respected Salt Lake City engineer, advised sidewalks are required to be 5’ when located next to a roadway because of sign placements, encroachments, and ADA requirements. Mr. Peterson advised him that Salt Lake City used to allow mountable curbs, but because of problems experienced by people driving and parking on them, they are no longer allowed. Mr. Demas advised that with regard to the recommended 6" thickness for base and concrete, a safety issue exists, and the sidewalk, curb and gutter should last the duration of a home. He suggested that St. George City learn from the mistakes of Salt Lake City and require 6" of base and concrete in subdivisions, and require sidewalks to be 5’. Carol Sapp commented the reason Salt Lake City and other northern cities require more base and concrete is because they have frost and freezing, and St. George does not. City Engineer Dave Demas replied the issue is the weight of trucks and vehicles. Wayne Rogers advised that in Salt Lake City six years ago testing was not performed before new subdivisions were built, and that is the reason so many sidewalks, approaches and driveways failed, not because 4" of base and concrete was insufficient. Councilmember Gardner advised he was troubled by the waste, and liked the roll back curb if placed in a neighborhood, but not on through-streets. He inquired if a compromise could be had. Councilmember Orton advised that 4" of base and concrete did not keep his new driveway from being crushed by construction trucks. Linda Kirkpatrick inquired if any problems had resulted from the mountable curb test strip installed in a multi-family neighborhood by Pine View High School. City Engineer Dave Demas replied that no problems had been experienced, but the mountable curb test strip was installed in an R-4 multi-family culdesac. Mountable curbs installed in public subdivisions on through-streets and publicly maintained would be a different situation. Vince Clayton advised that affordability of housing must be considered, and the City should do all it can to keep construction costs down. He advised the 6" base and concrete requirement should not be considered as homes located in private subdivision experience the same kind of pressure as those in public subdivisions with no negative results. City Attorney Jonathan Wright advised a risk/cost analysis must be considered - is the savings to developers worth the liability compromise for the City. It was Carol Sapp’s contention that owner/builders are held to a different standard in obtaining encroachment permits in that if they do not obtain the permit, they will not be asked to take out the improvements as a developer would. City Manager Gary Esplin noted that if they are not held to the same standard, that is an enforcement issue, although State law is more flexible in favor of a person who is building their own home, rather than one who is building for someone else. Ms. Sapp presented pictures of the 2450 East Park and pointed out areas of chipped concrete, broken asphalt, a trail instead of a sidewalk, and an area which contained only dirt and weeds. She felt a developer would have been made to put in sidewalk and repair the asphalt. Mr. Esplin pointed out that the asphalt had been placed there 20 years ago and that a park, by statute, may contain a trail rather than a sidewalk. He noted that the raw ground will be taken care of in Phase II of the park. He and Assistant City Engineer Jay Sandberg reiterated the fact that designing a park is vastly different from designing a housing development. Mayor McArthur reminded those present that the issue at hand was the design specifications and not enforcement. He thanked those who had come to speak to the issue and told them that it would placed on the November 16, 2000 agenda. TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM UPDATE Mayor McArthur invited Beth Cottam, Five County Association of Governments, to introduce this item. Ms. Cottam announced that the transportation system is finally ready to roll. She told Councilmembers that she would answer any questions regarding the program before the November 2, 2000 Council meeting when she would be asking for City help in the amount of $50,000. Ms. Cottam distributed a packet containing the designated routes. She told Councilmembers that buses will pick up passengers every half hour at designated points along the routes. She indicated that most of the advertising had been sold and that, with the City’s contribution of $50,000, there would only be $20,000 outstanding. When questioned, she said she would be willing to have the buses run to other communities, but would need to obtain matching funds from them as well. Ms. Cottam distributed an article from Dollars and Sense which seemed to indicate that cities with transportation programs get a lot for their money in the form of increased tax revenues. She then turned the time over to Chuck Hunter, also of the Five County Association of Governments, who advised that an Olympic Legacy Program will be carried out by area teenagers. The young people had decided to build eight bus stops as their project. After riding the routes, they increased that amount to 18 stops. They will be designing the stops in their drafting classes and there will be a number of designs. He told Councilmembers that he was impressed by the energy and enthusiasm displayed by these young men and women. ADJOURN TO EXECUTIVE SESSION: After the presentation was complete, Mayor McArthur asked if there was a need to adjourn to an executive session. City Manager Gary Esplin and Councilmember Gardner both had items to discuss. Mayor McArthur called for a motion. Councilmember Allen made a motion to adjourn to an executive session at 5:30 p.m. Councilmember Gardner seconded the motion and the Councilmembers voted as follows: Councilmember Allen Aye Councilmember Isom Aye Councilmember Gardner Aye Councilmember Orton Aye Councilmember Whatcott Aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. RECONVENE: A motion to reconvene was made by Councilmember Allen. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Gardner. Mayor McArthur called for a vote as follows: Councilmember Allen Aye Councilmember Gardner Aye Councilmember Orton Aye Councilmember Isom Aye Councilmember Whatcott Aye The motion was unanimous and the motion carried. Councilmember Orton was excused from the meeting. DISCUSSION RE CITY BUDGET: City Manager Gary Esplin indicated that during the last budget hearings, some items had been left out until the City’s financial standing could be clearly ascertained. He would now like to reintroduce some of those items as follows: Repave the City Hall parking lot Purchase two additional police vehicles and miscellaneous replacement radio equipment Miscellan...


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... spreading the word among the youth to watch for vandals and by asking the Police Department to increase patrols in the area. After Mr. Basso’s presentation, Mayor Pro Tem Isom read a message from Gary Esplin. He said the Snow Canyon girls won their game today. They go on to California tomorrow and if they win there, they go on the world games in Kentucky. Boy Scouts Mayor Pro Tem Isom asked the two Boy Scouts in the audience to come to the podium and introduce themselves. They were: Braxton Wilding - Scout 1st class, Troop 799; working on a communications merit badge. Tyler Hugo - Scout 1st class, Troop 711; also working on a communications merit badge. Noting that it was too early to begin the Public Hearings, Mayor Pro Tem Isom asked that the Council begin by considering an amendment to the Animal Control Ordinance. St. George City Council Minutes August 2, 2001 Page Two ORDINANCES Animal Control Ordinance Jonathan Wright explained that the purpose for revising this ordinance is to define what a responsible adult is in terms of being able to adopt an animal from the shelter. It also provides guidelines to carrying out a pet adoption and, if refused, defines the appeal process. Council Member Allen asked if there had been problems at the animal shelter which needed to be addressed by these changes. Mr. Wright acknowledged that there had been. Council Member Orton made a motion to adopt by resolution the amendment to the Animal Control Ordinance and authorize the Mayor to sign the ordinance. Council Member Whatcott seconded and the motion passed unanimously as follows: Larry Gardner Aye Suzanne Allen Aye Rod Orton Aye Robert Whatcott Aye Mayor Pro Tem Isom asked that Council Members turn their attention to the Resolutions at hand. Sun River, Phase II Mayor Pro Tem Isom asked that Council consider approval of an ordinance vacating the final plat for Sun River St. George, Phase 2B as advertised in an addendum to the City Council Meeting Agenda. Council Member Orton made a motion to approve by ordinance the vacating of Sun River St. George, Phase 2B plat phase. Council Member Whatcott seconded and the motion carried unanimously as follows by roll call vote: Larry Gardner Aye Suzanne Allen Aye Rod Orton Aye Robert Whatcott Aye RESOLUTIONS Condemnation of Property for Dixie Drive Project Mayor Pro Tem Isom asked that Council consider agenda items 5A and 6A6 concurrently. Item 5A requests approval of a resolution authorizing condemnation for right-of-way for the Dixie Drive Bridge project, and item 6A6 is a request for approval of a resolution authorizing staff to continue negotiations for the ROW. Staff is hoping Council will approve both resolutions and give them the opportunity to move ahead in whichever way possible. She asked that Larry Bulloch come to the podium and explain staff’s position to the Council and answer any questions they may have. Mr. Bulloch told Council that he had been given a schedule from the City Manager in which to complete this project. Staff has been negotiating for three years to get a right-of-way on this property and has been unsuccessful. He reiterated that items 5A and 6A6 on the agenda refer to the same property and that one authorized condemnation and the other to complete negotiations. He emphasized that staff would prefer to negotiate, but had, so far, been unsuccessful. He gave a short history of negotiations ending with the fact that all the parties had recently met with the State Ombudsman and made some progress, but not enough. St. George City Council Minutes August 2, 2001 Page Three Council felt they had not discussed this item enough to make a decision. Mr. Bulloch emphasized that staff needs a decision today in order to meet the deadline given them. It was decided to discuss this further in Executive Session before taking action. Condemnation of Property for the Ivins Outfall Line Mayor Pro Tem Isom explained that this item would authorize condemnation of property for a sewer easement for the Ivins Outfall Sewer Line project. Staff has been negotiating with the Burgess family through Bernice Swart, however, the property is the subject of an ongoing dispute between heirs and no one is authorized to sign this right-of-way over to the City. Their lawyer indicates that the best way around the problem is to condemn the property. Jonathan Wright said that their lawyer felt this would be the best way to solve the situation, as they are unable to solve their dispute. This will give them fair market value for the property and they will have the responsibility to split the money as they see fit. Council Member Gardner asked if there had been an original agreement before the property owner’s death. He was told there had not been. Council Member Gardner made a motion to authorize, by resolution, condemnation of property for a sewer easement for the Ivins Outfall Line project. Council Member Allen seconded and the motion passed unanimously as follows by roll call vote: Council Member Gardner Aye Council Member Allen Aye Council Member Orton Aye Council Member Whatcott Aye PUBLIC HEARINGS Noting that is was 5:00 p.m., Mayor Pro Tem Isom redirected Council’s attention to the Public Hearing section of the agenda. She announced that the first public hearing would be to consider a zone change from PD Commercial to C-2 for property bounded by Diagonal, Bluff and 700 West Streets; with a development agreement with the Fawson family drafted by the City Attorney. Zone Change from PD Commercial to C-2. Mark Bradley told Council Members that Jonathan Wright, working with the Fawson family, had written this agreement which would change the zone from PD Commercial to C-2 Highway Commercial retaining the same requirements; maximum building height of 28 feet; 15% landscaping; signage and all other related matters as under the original PD zone in 1994. He said the Planning Commission had approved the measure by a 7-0 vote. Hearing no questions from the Council, Mayor Pro Tem Isom declared the public hearing open and asked if anyone had come to speak to this issue. Russ Gallion, Attorney at Law, representing the Fawson Family, came to the podium. He said Mr. Bradley had given a good summary of the agreement. He asked that Council Members look at a map of the property. He noted that the property is narrow and has always been difficult work with. Setbacks are 25 ft and since this property doesn’t have a front or back, the 25 ft set back applies to all the way around. Requirements of a PD zone do not work, but rezoning was not received well. He said his client has asked citizens living around the area for their input and had come up with this agreement. He felt this was a compromise that would give a property buyer flexibility for development, while meeting the concerns of the nearby neighbors. He said it would be filed as a covenant of the land purchase. St. George City Council Minutes August 2, 2001 Page Four Council Members discussed the ramifications of C-2 Highway zoning vs the PD Commercial zone. They felt each had their pros and cons. They felt it should be noted, however, that access onto Diagonal is not included under this request. Hearing no further discussion from Council Members, Mayor Pro Tem Isom opened the floor to anyone in the audience who wished to speak to the issue at hand. Jeff McKenna, representing Sun Stone Condominium Corporation, said the Sun Stone Condominium Home Owners Association and Ron Lemmon had spent many years working to get the PD Commercial Zone for that property, as a way of giving them some control over property that is practically in their yard. He asked, "Can it be sold as PD Commercial?" The answer was "Yes." "Can it be developed?" Again, the answer was "Yes." He felt that the change of zoning is to maximize the amount of money they can get from the property. He and his clients feel the zoning should remain the same and that a traffic study should be done to see if another ingress/egress can be given off of Diagonal Street. Rachel Mortensen, said she is a new comer to the situation. She is a new citizen in the United States and appreciates the right to speak to this subject. Her home is across the street from the subject property and said neighbors would be more comfortable if a traffic study was done. They would like to have the property developed, as it is an eyesore now, but they do not want their neighborhoods to suffer from the development. Nathan Fawson said he and his sister had mailed the new development agreement and development plans to homeowners within the 500-yd area. They received no telephone calls so they decided to go door-to-door to meet with and educate the neighbors. They felt they had received support from many of the neighbors at the Sunstone Condos. Council Member Allen, after congratulating Ms. Mortensen on her new citizens’ status, asked if she had received the development plan. She said she had but she is still not fully satisfied that rezoning to C-2 Highway Commercial is in the neighborhood’s best interest. Mr. McKenna asked that a meeting be held with Sunstone residents and the Fawsons to ensure that they understand the agreement and approve. Mr. Gallion said that over the past 10 years there have been many meetings and his clients need an agreement they can use to go forward in developing this property. He further stated that he felt the problem the homeowners are having is over the 2nd story building. Hearing no further comments, Mayor Pro Tem Isom closed the public hearing and asked Council if they had further questions. Council Member Allen asked for a complete list of neighbor concerns. She was told that the 2nd story footage is one problem, the wall around the property is another, the fact that there is no real restriction on businesses that can occupy the property and signage on Diagonal (which would be dealt with in another forum). Russell Gallion returned to the podium to assure Council Members that signs placed on Diagonal Street would follow current restrictions. He said the wall is part of the approved plan and that, by City ordinance, landscaping would be required between the wall and the sidewalk. Council Member Gardner also commended Ms. Mortensen on her recent citizenship and told her that she has chosen as her first act of citizenship one of the great debates, how to deal with the balance between public interest and personal property rights. He commended everyone for the time involved to come to this agreement and felt that, while total consensus will never be reached, this is as close as we will be able to come. Having St. George City Council Minutes August 2, 2001 Page Five said that, Council Member Gardner made a motion to approve, by way of ordinance, the zone change from PD Commercial to C-2 with a development agreement with the Fawson family which was developed by the City Attorney for property bounded by Bluff, Diagonal and 700 West Streets from PD to C-2 Highway Commercial. Council Member Orton seconded and the motion passed unanimously as follows by roll call vote: Council Member Gardner Aye Council Member Allen Aye Council Member Orton Aye Council Member Whatcott Aye Amendment to Chapter 16 of the Zoning Ordinance to enlarge the size of homes allowed in RV parks from 750 sq. ft. to 825 sq. ft. Mark Bradley told Council Members that this amendment to the Zoning Ordinance would enlarge the size of home allowed in a RV park from 750 sq. ft to 825 sq. ft. He said that residents of the Rio Virgin RV Park are asking for this amendment. There are some homes in that Park now that exceed the 750 sq. ft. limit. The Planning Commission recommends approval of this ordinance with a limit at 825 sq. ft. with units larger that 825 sq. ft. to be grandfathered. Hearing no questions from the Council Members, Mayor Pro Tem Isom opened the public hearing. Red Fryer, a home owner in Rio Virgin RV Park, #100, said he has owned property there since 1977 and built his home in 1988. He is also speaking for Dennis Weise, #254, who lives in a fifth wheel trailer, but would like to build a 913 sq. ft. home there. He said that he was told by Zoning that his house is in non conformance and cannot be sold. Mayor Pro Tem Isom asked if he realized that in the amendment of the Zoning Ordinance his property would be grandfathered in as a conforming use. Mr. Fryer acquiesced the point, but said that his friend Dennis plans to build a larger home. Council Member Allen asked how the residents were told about the size of dwelling that could be erected in the Park. Mr. Fryer said they are told they can have a 750 sq. ft. residence, with as many cantilevered rooms as they wished. He bought property thinking he could build as large as the others as they have received building permits and COs . He intimated that residents would consider lawsuits if they were not allowed to build the size of house they chose. Jonathan Wright explained that in 1995, after many discussions, it was decided that 750 sq. ft. of living space meant just that and could not include cantilevered rooms. He emphasized that a Building Inspector cannot alter the law. This is a case of a law being interpreted the wrong way. He told Mr. Fryer that the law would prevail in a lawsuit. Mr. Fryer became very indignant and accused Mr. Wright of trying to intimidate him. He then left the podium. Mr. Wright told Council Members that the neighbors could go to the Board of Adjustment and could probably get a variance. But the argument that a citizen can choose what version of an ordinance to live under is ridiculous. He also said that many RV Parks wanted limitations on house building in order to protect mobile home parks from being dismantled when houses outnumber RVs. St. George City Council Minutes August 2, 2001 Page Six Council Member Orton was amazed that home owners are allowed to build homes in an RV Park and he was also concerned that allowing homes to be built on RV Park size lots was unfair to subdivision builders who are held to a higher standard. Council Member Whatcott asked for clarification. If a house did not meet building code and was not given a conforming use by the Board of Adjustments or grandfather in, conceivably the owner could be asked to tear down the house. He was told that could happen. David James Elder, Rio Virgin RV Park, #192, said this action had come about because of him. He had requested that the living area be raised to 915 sq. ft. because that is the maximum size an RV can be when it is fully cantilevered. He said his action has snowballed and created tension among neighbors, but he still feels the City is responsible for the situation because they allowed oversized buildings and cantilevering to go on for many years. He said he can live with 825 sq. ft, but would prefer that the change be to 919 sq. ft. Joseph Iransky said that two years ago he purchased two adjoining lots with the thought that he would build one large home on them. He felt there should be minimum home sizes, not maximum. Doug Cambell , President of Rio Virgin Board of Directors, said he agreed with the 825 sq. ft. maximum. He said that size home will still allow for good setbacks and make the property look better. He felt this would be the best for the park and the majority of property owners. Red Fryer declared that the Home Owners Association has no authority. Mayor Pro Tem Isom asked if anyone else had come to speak to this matter. Hearing no reply, she declared the Public Hearing closed and asked if Council Members had any questions. Council Member Orton asked Mark Bradley how we have allowed oversized RVs to be placed on lots specifically designed for living space of 750 sq. ft. Mr. Bradley said it had been a misinterpretation of the ordinance by not counting the cantilevered areas as living space. Council Member Orton asked how it came about that the City had allowed homes to be built on RV lots when there are lots of subdivisions in which to erect a home and they could have the size they wanted. Mr. Bradley said the ordinance allows for stick-built homes in RV areas. Council Member Orton said he had been approached many times and asked to provide spaces for RVs. He felt the City has an obligation to provide for these needs. He reiterated what he said earlier about the fact that this is unfair competition for developers who are required to build on larger size lots. He told those present that he feels this item needs more dialogue. Do we want to continue to this way and if so, how should we proceed. Council Member Whatcott agreed with Council Member Orton that the matter required more research. He also did not feel that the Zoning Ordinance should be changed to fix a problem at Rio Virgin. Council Member Whatcott made a motion to deny approval of a request to amend the Zoning Ordinance (Chaper 16, Mobile Home Zone) to enlarge the size of homes allowed in RV parks from 750 sq. ft. to 825 sq. ft. and recommend that the inspectors be given more training in enforcing the Zoning Ordinance. St. George City Council Minutes August 2, 2001 Page Seven After further discussion Council Member Whatcott withdrew his motion and made a motion to table the issue until staff could present more research to Council and further discussion could be undertaken. Mayor Pro Tem Isom called for a roll call vote which passed unanimously as follows: Council Member Whatcott Aye Council Member Orton Aye Council Member Allen Aye Council Member Gardner Aye Mayor Pro Tem Isom said she would aks Gary Esplin to get this issue on a future work meeting agenda. Ordinance Amending the Road Dedication Plat for Stonebridge Drive and Country Lane Mark Bradley indicated that this amendment would correct a minor error on the road dedication plat for Stonebridge Drive and Country Lane. The intersection is in the correct place, but this will correct a surveying error. Council Members asked if the change meets the intent of the original plat. Mr. Bradley said it does. Mayor Pro Tem Isom opened the Public Hearing and asked if anyone had come to speak to the issue at hand. Hearing none she closed the Public Hearing and asked for a motion. Council Member Allen made a motion tp approve an amendment to the road dedication plat for Stonebridge Drive and Country Lane to correct a surveying error, initiated by the City of St. George. Council Member Gardner seconded the motion and it passed unanimously as follows by roll call vote: Council Member Gardner Aye Council Member Allen Aye Council Member Orton Aye Council Member Whatcott Aye STAFF REPORTS Southern Utah Shooting Park Advisory Committee Paul Glendell, a member of a county-appointed committee to form a shooting park, addressed the Council. He said his committee would like to build a countywide shooting facility that would encompass all kinds of shooting as well as being a training facility for law enforcement. He announced that a 526 acre site has been leased from the BLM with the ultimate goal of purchasing the property. He said the shooting range would include areas for shotguns (trap and skeet), paintball, archery, and they hope to build a building to house a hunter education classroom and have a park for family activities. The committee feels they can get a $250,000 grant from the US Fish and Wildlife tax on firearms and ammunition. He told Council Members he had come tonight to ask the Council to appoint a liaison from the City to work with their committee. Mayor Pro Tem Isom took the information from Mr. Glendhall and told him she would get with Mayor McArthur to make this appointment. She felt he should be the one to do it. Council Members asked where the property is located. Mr. Glendhall said it is South of the fairgrounds between there and the County landfill. It is roughly 1 sq. mile in size. He said St. George City Council Minutes August 2, 2001 Page Eight the committee has fenced the area and has begun to address drainage problems. He told Council Members that the lease with the BLM is for 10 years and after that time if the property is being used constructively and being kept up, they will sell it to the entity at approximately $1 per acre, but it must be left in perpetuity as a shooting facility. Construction must be approved by Fish and Wildlife. Mr. Glenhill was asked if there will be a charge to use the facility. He said they do not know at this time, but they hope not. Council Member Gardner asked if this facility would complement the existing law enforcement shooting range. Mr. Glenhill felt that the county shooting facility would one day replace the present facility as the population was moving closer to the old facility. He said he had talked to the Regional Police Chiefs and the Sheriff and he felt all were enthusiastic about this ...


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...sses along the way. Mayor McArthur read a letter complimenting several police officers. Councilmember Hughes arrived. Mayor McArthur invited the St. George Princess to introduce herself and her court. Mayor McArthur invited several Scouts in the audience to introduce themselves. Roxanne Finnerty and Trina McCoy, from Victim Services, introduced themselves and presented a report for the first five months of this year with the statistics of those served. Ms. Finnerty advised they are in the last half of their current grant. She explained they offer resources to victims, help them through the court procedure, help with protective orders, and attend court with them, as well as provide any other type of service they can to help victims through traumatic times. Mc. McCoy advised that attending numerous court hearings on behalf of the victims keeps the victims from having to face the offenders again and again. CONSENT CALENDAR: Consider approval of the financial statement for April, 2012. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that financially the City is in good shape at this time. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Pike to approve the financial statement. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bunker. 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 Rosenberg Associates to provide construction management for the Mathis Bridge project. City Manager Gary Esplin explained this agreement is for the new bridge being built. He recommended award of the bid to Rosenberg Associates. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised the amount of the contract is $98,084. St. George City Council Minutes June 7, 2012 Page Two MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bunker to approve the 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 Nickle - aye Councilmember Pike - aye Councilmember Hughes - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of the Sunset Park improvement project. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that bids were opened Tuesday and this item is being expedited because school is out and it is hoped all improvements can be finished before school is back in session. The project is over budget by $60,00. Two bids were received. The bidding climate is changing. Funds are available in the Park Impact Fund. He recommended award of the bid to the low bidder. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised the low bidder is Sunroc Corp in the amount of $560,853.20. There were only two bidders, even though four packets were picked up. 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 Bunker - aye 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 fireworks for the Fourth of July. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised the request for bids was advertised on the e-net and sent to those who the City has worked with in the past. Only one bid was received. She recommended award of the bid to Fireworks and Stage FX America in the amount of $30,000. City Manager Gary Esplin advised Canyon Media is donating $15,000 this year toward the fireworks and the City has $15,000 in the budget for fireworks. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to award the bid as recommended. 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. BEER AND LIQUOR LICENSE: Consider approval of an on-premise beer and liquor license for Wing Nutz at 15 South River Road. Brett McElyea, applicant. City Manager Gary Esplin advised this is a second location for this business, located in the Red Rock Commons. He advised that a restaurant liquor license is the least problematic as the liquor is served in a very controlled environment. The application meets all requirements. St. George City Council Minutes June 7, 2012 Page Three MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Nickle to approve the beer license and local consent for the restaurant liquor license. 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. SET PUBLIC HEARING: Bob Nicholson, representing the Planning Department, advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held May 22, 2012, recommended that a public hearing be scheduled for June 21, 2012 to consider a zone change from R-1-10 to A-1 on 69 acres located between the Virgin River and Riverside Drive at about 900 South. The applicants are Sheldon Johnson and Kris Johnson. The City is asking them to clean up some of the equipment on the site. The applicants want to begin farming again. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bunker to schedule the public hearing as recommended. 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. FINAL PLATS: Todd Jacobsen presented the final plat for Sunland Professional Park, a four lot commercial subdivision located at 491 E. Riverside Dr. Zoning is AP. Each building will be located on its own privately owned lot. The remaining area (landscaping and parking) will be common area. Todd Jacobsen presented the final plat for Tonaquint Heights Phase 1, a three lot residential subdivision located at 1100 West and 2400 South on Chandler Drive. Zoning is R-1-40. Todd Jacobsen presented the final plat for Whisper Ridge Phase 4, an eight lot residential subdivision located on the northeasterly side of Indian Hills Drive at 1020 West and 1040 South in the Whisper Ridge development. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to approve all three 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 Almquist - aye Councilmember Nickle - aye Councilmember Pike - aye Councilmember Hughes - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PRELIMINARY PLAT: Bob Nicholson presented the preliminary plat for Gazenda Phase 2, a one lot residential subdivision on 7.143 acres located at 3430 East and 2300 South. Zoning is A-1. The applicant will stipulate to the installation of improvements when required by the City. The owner will be dedicating 33 feet of their frontage for the future 3430 East roadway. The Planning Commission recommends approval. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bunker to approve the preliminary plat. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Hughes. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: St. George City Council Minutes June 7, 2012 Page Four 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: Bob Nicholson presented the preliminary plat for Royal Pine Estates, a 21 lot residential subdivision on 8.6 acres located on the southwest corner of the intersection of 3000 East and 1140 South. Zoning is R-1-12. This preliminary plat was previously approved by the City Council, but the project was never developed because of the downturn in the economy. It is the same layout as previously approved. A development agreement will be required agreeing that once 50% of the lots are planned, the developer will install improvements along 3000 East. Lots along 3000 East are double frontage lots, and per City standards, a privacy wall will be required. A 10' wide landscape strip along 3000 East is required, which the City will maintain. A licensed landscape architect is required to design the landscape strip and it must be installed per City standards. The Planning Commission recommends approval subject to the following conditions: (1) the applicant shall resolve the issue of ownership of the five foot strip of land along the west property line. The applicant shall either acquire the land or omit it from the subdivision; (2) the development agreement shall be to the satisfaction of the City Attorney’s Office and will address at what point improvements along 3000 East will be required. Once 50% of overall lots are platted, the developer will install the improvements; (3) lots sizes shall meet minimum square footages for the R-1-12 zone; and (4) the lots along 3000 East will be double frontage lots and will require the installation of a 10' landscape strip and a privacy wall along 3000 East. Because the City will own and maintain this 10' landscape strip, the developer will be required to have a licensed landscape architect design the landscape strip and it shall be installed to City standards. Councilmember Bunker inquired if the applicant were willing to build a wall similar to others in the area to make the area more cohesive. Bob Nicholson replied that the City has not come up with standards for block walls. Councilmember Pike inquired about wrought iron gates on frontages. Mr. Nicholson replied that these lots will not have animals and the privacy wall will be solid. Mayor McArthur commented that the City has talked about uniformity in block walls. Stacy Young, representing Quality Development, replied that the block wall will depend on what design the City wants to see there. The lots will be four feet below grade. There will be a four foot retaining wall and then a 6' privacy wall on top of that for a total of ten feet. At this point a standard masonry block wall is planned. There will be a trail along one side and a larger landscaping strip. Councilmember Almquist commented that qualified landscape planners and designers should not be eliminated from being able to design landscape strips, and this should not be limited to just landscape architects and landscape planners. Bob Nicholson replied that a landscape architect is required per the landscape ordinance. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that City staff approves all landscape designs which are maintained by the City. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Pike to approve the plat subject to the recommendations of the Planning Commission. 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. St. George City Council Minutes June 7, 2012 Page Five PRELIMINARY PLAT: Bob Nicholson presented the preliminary plat for Bridle Gate Estates Amended, noting there are some minor changes to the plat. There are 108 lots which will stay the same, on 54.1 acres. Zoning is RE. The new owners are Derrick Hafen and Dan Steurer. A culdesac has been added. The guest recreation area will remain the same. The Planning Commission recommends approval subject to the following conditions:(1) the developers are required to create one HOA for the project; (2) the area on the north side of the project was originally shown as an equestrian recreation area. Because of market conditions, a portion of this 11 acre area may become a recreation area instead, i.e a park; (3) the improvements to the recreation area will be completed with Phase 2, the improvements to 2450 South will be completed with Phase 3, and the improvements to 3250 East will be completed with Phases 4 and 5. The improvements to 3000 East were completed with Phase 1; and (4) an improved development agreement must receive approval by the City Council. The applicant’s desire is to create one HOA for the entire project. Before the Phase 2 plat comes through, this should be resolved. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised that safeguards will be put into the document and it will be ready when the final plat is approved. Bob Nicholson advised a letter has been received from Frank Kuehnel regarding appropriate fencing, removing the barbed wire around the equestrian area and replacing it with horse-friendly wire, resolution of the drainage situation, clean-up of the rubble and old broken concrete which is stored on site and which the HOA has asked to be removed. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bunker to approve the preliminary plat subject to the recommendations of the Planning Commission. 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. HILLSIDE DEVELOPMENT PERMIT: Bob Nicholson presented a request for a hillside development permit to allow modification or adjustment of the no-build, no-disturb line on Lot 149 in Castle Rock Phase 2 Subdivision. The owners propose to build a home on the property. The lot is .9 acre, is fairly wide and not real deep. The applicants propose to move the line. The Hillside Review Board met and a compromise was reached. The line will be moved in one area but brought down in another area so there will be no net change in the overall undisturbed area. The Hillside Review Board feels good about this, but are concerned with setting a precedent. Councilmember Bunker expressed concern about setting a precedent. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to approve the hillside development permit subject to the recommendations of the Hillside Review Board with no net change to the overall undisturbed area. 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. PUBLIC HEARING/VACATION OF STREET/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider vacation of a portion of 600 South Street between 1000 East and 1100 East. St. George City Council Minutes June 7, 2012 Page Six Todd Jacobsen presented the request to abandon 20' which fronts on 600 South Street between 1000 East and 1100 East Streets. Property on either side of this 20' has already been abandoned. The abandonment will allow the curb and gutter to line up. Zoning is R-3. After abandonment, the City will sell the property to the property owner for $1 per sq. ft. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to approve the vacation by ordinance. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Nickle. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Councilmember Bunker - aye Councilmember Almquist - aye Councilmember Nickle - aye Councilmember Pike - aye Councilmember Hughes - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. City Manager Gary Esplin clarified for the record that after vacation, the property, which is owned by the City, will be sold or disposed of for its appraised value. PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider a zone change from Agricultural A-20 to RE-20 Residential Estates, R-1-12 Single Family Residential, and C-2 Commercial on 49.92 acres generally located north of Crimson Ridge Drive and west of 3000 East. Quality Development, applicant. City Planner Craig Harvey displayed a map of the property location. The Planning Commission recommends approval on a four to two vote. Those who did not vote for it wanted larger lots. Stacy Young, representing Quality Development, advised they recently down-zoned 105 acres in the southwest corner from R-1-10 to large RE lots, with a density of less than one unit per acre. 40 units have two units per acre, and 150 acres have Residential Estates zoning with one to two units per acre. This is a continuation of that similar planning concept. The project is consistent with feedback from the City Council and provides a buffer and feathering. The equestrian trail along Little Valley Road continues along the west boundary of this project. Councilmember Bunker inquired how the developer is alerting people who buy in the project that there is a right to farm. Mr. Young replied it is on all their plats, and in this area it is spelled out in the standard addendum. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. Mike McGregor advised he represented a majority of homeowners who were unable to attend. He applauded Quality Development for accommodating those with A-20 zoning on the west side. He commented that property on the north side of the project should be zoned RE-20 because there is a large area of ag property to the north of the project. Additionally, when the City approved the Silkwood Subdivision next to his property, one of the stipulations was for low impact lighting. This is not what has been installed. They have installed open ballast lights that can be seen from 100 miles away and are some of the brightest lights in the County. He requested that the lights be replaced with low impact lighting, and that low impact lighting be used throughout the entire area to retain the open space residential feel. Paul Iverson thanked Quality Development for listening to the citizens in the area and working with them. The proposal is not ideal but has come a long way in the last few years. He stated he was glad to see the tie into 3000 east to alleviate traffic along Little Valley Road, although he still has concerns as the City keeps approving denser housing in the area. The street in front of his home which was adequate, will need to be improved, and he commented he does not believe he should have to pay to improve a street so the developer can get the highest gain from his property down the road. He commented he could see a freight train called a SID coming his way. He stated he St. George City Council Minutes June 7, 2012 Page Seven bought his lot because it had no curb, gutter or street lighting, and he requested that the lighting be kept low impact in the area. There being no further public comment, Mayor McArthur closed the public hearing. Councilmember Almquist inquired how deep the RE-20 lots were going to be. Stacy Young replied they are 170' deep. He stated that Quality Development does not own the RE-20 area north of their project. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bunker to approve the zone changes as recommended. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Nickle. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Councilmember Bunker - aye Councilmember Almquist - aye Councilmember Nickle - aye Councilmember Pike - aye Councilmember Hughes - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. Mayor McArthur requested that City Manager Gary Esplin check into the lighting situation in the Silkwood Subdivision. PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider a zone change from Residential Central City (RCC) to Planned Development Residential on 1.98 acres located at approximately 126 West 200 North Street. James Dean, applicant. Bob Nicholson presented a request to rezone four parcels of property from RCC to PD Residential to become part of the Seasons Health and Rehab project. The applicants purchased Porters’ Nursing Home a year ago. The property in this project is 1.98 acres. The existing nursing home will remain open while the applicant is building a new Phase One structure to accommodate 53 beds in a skilled nursing facility. When that is finished, the existing building will be remodeled and added to. Both buildings will be single level, but the new building will have a mezzanine area in the entryway which will provide additional height, but still below the 35' height limit. Porter’s Nursing Home opened in 1951 at this location. The mezzanine at the entrance will be 3000 sq. ft. The average height of the new building is 30' to the midpoint of the sloping roof. The existing building will be 19' measured to the midpoint of the roof line. The applicant is required to have 34 parking spaces, and they have 37 on site. A materials board has been provided. There was no opposition at the Planning Commission meeting, but one letter of opposition has been received from the operators of the Seven Wives Inn. Mayor McArthur commented the plans are quite an improvement over what has been there all these years. Mr. Nicholson presented slides of the site. He advised that the Planning Commission unanimously recommended approval. Michael Dean advised they purchased the facility in November, and he has been the active administrator for the last year and a half. Porters was the first senior home in Southern Utah. He stated they are excited to rebuild the facility and provide the seniors with something they deserve. Mayor McArthur commented he liked the proposed colors of the buildings. Mr. Dean replied the project was designed to fit into the historic district. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to approve the zone change to accommodate the plans submitted, including the outside appearance as submitted. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Pike. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: St. George City Council Minutes June 7, 2012 Page Eight Councilmember Bunker - aye Councilmember Almquist - aye Councilmember Nickle - aye Councilmember Pike - aye Councilmember Hughes - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider adding “dance hall without alcohol” and “dance studio” to the list of permitted uses for the Southgate area PD zone. John Carter and Dan Derrick, applicants. Bob Nicholson presented the request to add both “dance hall without alcohol” and “dance studio” to the list of permitted uses in the Southgate PD zone. He presented the PD Commercial zone boundary created in 1985. At that time a list of proposed uses was submitted, but did not include dance hall or dance studio in the list of uses. The property owner is Dan Derrick and the applicant is John Carter. The project is located at 1495 South Black Ridge Drive. Mr. Nicholson presented slides of the building. Opposition to the request has been received from Eagle Ranch Academy, and 30-40 emails from supporters have been received. Any time there is an amendment to a zone, state law requires a public hearing. Parking for a dance hall is based on maximum occupancy, and maximum occupancy is a fire code matter. The Fire Chief has measured the area at 1,339 sq. ft. which translates to a maximum occupancy of 268 people, requiring 77 parking spaces. There are 108 parking spaces in the center. A shared parking arrangement will be needed. Most of the tenants in the center are closed in the evening, and the applicant’s business is only open in the evening. The Planning Commission recommends approval on a five to one vote. John Carter, applicant, advised that he has had dance halls for 20 years. His customers are not drug users, do not cause damage to autos, are not a bad influence, and a good number of them come with their families. Rules are posted. He presented photos of the site, distances to nearby buildings, and of the people who dance at his facility. Mayor McArthur declared a conflict of interest, commenting that Mr. Carter is a dear friend of his. He then opened the public hearing. Dan Derrick advised he is the landlord if the request is approved. He stated it was his belief that neighbors and clients of nearby facilities will not even know what is going on in the building. This specific site was previously leased for three years to a restaurant with a liquor license. The Crystal Inn restaurant, right around the corner, also sold liquor, and this never affected Mr. Arslanian’s business. He stated he disagreed there will be potential problems with a non-alcoholic, non-smoking establishment. The list of uses presented was not intended to be all-inclusive. Similar allowed businesses include amusement enterprises, athletic club, bowling alley, health club, social hall, music store, penny arcade, recreation center, roller skating rink, etc., all with similar dynamics to a dance hall or dance instruction. He stated that right now he could open a convenience store or drug store and could sell alcohol or tobacco, or a grocery store. If anyone wants to obtain these items, they are all located within a half mile. People will not come to a non-alcoholic and non-smoking facility and find trouble. There are City ordinances in place for dance halls, which helps limit the possibility of drinking in parking lots. Customers will be required to pay an admission fee in order to gain readmittance to the building. Music is considered to be unnecessarily loud if it can he heard more than 100 feet from a building. As the crow flies to the property line is 250 feet, estimating it is another 150 feet to the closest building at Eagle Ranch Academy. Additionally, it is unlawful for any person to allow an intoxicated person to be on the premises. He stated he felt adequate protection was in place for those businesses located around the premises. He stated that as the landlord, he has ten other tenants in the building, and his personal business is located on site, and no one would be more affected than he would. Michael Renart advised he has been a customer of Mr. Carter’s at the Dance Factory, and he learned to dance there with his two daughters. He stated he has seen more drinking at LDS single adult events than at any of Mr. Carter’s places. He stated Mr. Carter’s facilities are the only dance facilities that are alcohol and smoke free. He stated it would be disastrous to not allow this type of activity. Mayor McArthur advised he is limiting comments to two minutes. Jordan Renart advised that she attends Mr. Carter’s dances with her sisters and father where they swing dance, do the two-step, and line dance. It is not only fun, it is family fun. She stated it is very hard to find something fun to do without alcohol, smoking or St. George City Council Minutes June 7, 2012 Page Nine drugs. She stated that Mr. Carter’s customers are the best security as they make sure nothing bad is going on because they want the facility to remain open. Tara Ferrin advised she has taken her children to the Dance Factory and there has never been a safety issue. She stated that her daughter and son-in-law met at the Dance Factory. She stated it is nice to know that when her children attended, they were off the street in a safe environment without alcohol or drugs. She stated she was in favor of the zoning amendment. Christina Jackson commented she has been attending Mr. Carter’s dances since she was 16 and she has met many great people and made many friends there. She stated she hoped the City Council would allow Mr. Carter’s facility to remain open. Adam Munks advised that dance is his passion and he has been attending Mr. Carter’s dances for 15 years. Janece Gardner commented her kids attend the Dance Factory and her daughter and son-in-law met there. She and her friends line dance there every week. Heather Chris advised she has been attending Mr. Carter’s dances for 13 years in a clean environment with no alcohol. Mr. Carter has made the dances welcoming for families, and her seven year old even attends. Jason Crist advised he courted his ex-wife and his current wife at Mr. Carter’s dances. He commented that Mr. Carter is reputable and honest. Nadia Crawford commented she started attending Mr. Carter’s dances in 1996 and she wants her children to experience the dances too. Heather Lightner said she has made lifelong friends at Mr. Carter’s dances. She stated that having Mr. Carter open again is the only release she has from being a mom. Catherine Bradshaw commented she has not only learned to dance at Mr. Carter’s dance facility, she has also learned life lessons there. Sophia Mill commented that Mr. Carter always insists on lady-like behavior and she thinks of Mr. Carter as a second father. She stated Mr. Carter was there for her when her own father, who was a truck driver, couldn’t be. She stated that because of Mr. Carter’s character, there will never be a problem. Kaylee Armstrong commented that Mr. Carter’s dances are good, clean fun, and she would like to take her children there. Kathy Westerby, age 64, commented that it does not matter how old or young, everyone feels comfortable at Mr. Carter’s dances. She stated she hoped Mr. Carter would not have to pay for someone else’s dance studio that might not be as good, as that would not be fair. She stated that St. George needs Mr. Carter. Danielle Loveless commented there is a family atmosphere at Mr. Carter’s establishment. She commented that line dancing encourages positive behavior, and country music is a good thing. Mr. Carter is a good example and encourages and motivates others to better their lives. Vincent Stringham advised that he has been going to the Dance Factory for 16 years and it is a great place for youth and to relieve stress on the dance floor. Elise Bee commented she attends the dances because she can breathe the air and exercise. She commented that none of the other tenants in the building are present to contest the request and they are supportive of the business. There is a karate studio to the right of the proposed location, and other tenants include a massage and fitness center and a dance studio for children. Dan Bicell encouraged the City Council to make the right decision and keep the Dance Factory open. Kathy Hawkes advised she has been attended Mr. Carter’s dances for eight years. She stated that Mr. Carter is an excellent person, and everyone polices each other at the dances. Lisa Hubbles commented that a lot of ...


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... If management is consistent in application of the policies, the community polices itself. Semi-annual inspections of each unit are also done. Management monitors the vehicles and who has one and who doesn?t. It is an ongoing process and part of an all day every day management plan. St. George City Council Minutes August 23, 2007 Page Three Council Member Allen advised that she has received many phone calls from people looking for apartments to rent. There is a long waiting list for affordable housing or housing through the housing authority. Mr. Lofgren advised that they do not get involved with government agencies or housing authorities. He acknowledged that the density may be an issue, but he felt that the location next to the freeway would mitigate this in favor of higher density, and it requires a new way of thinking. The time line for this project is not in such a crunch as the last proposed project. He stated if he could sense a consensus to proceed, he would try and put the project together while giving the City time to accommodate it within the zoning code. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised that the City is going to expand its electrical substation in this area and will need more property. Mr. Lofgren advise that he would work with the City. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson commented that the property is currently zoned for manufactured homes, 6000 sq. ft. lots. The City?s current code says that in a PD residential zone, the building can only cover 50% of the site area. Required landscaping is 30% and the building cannot exceed 35' in height unless a taller building is approved. The Planning Commission can approve parking down to 1.5 spaces per unit. Density caps out at 22 units per acre. If the Council wants to proceed with this project, code amendments will be needed to give the Council discretion to approve increased density based on certain factors. He distributed a handout with possible code amendments, attached hereto as Exhibit?B?. Mr. Lofgren advised that there would also be the opportunity to add some green space or a pocket park if the City Council felt adjacent property was no longer needed for a roadway. Mayor McArthur advised that the City?s long term plan includes continuation of 400 East Street. Mr. Lofgren advised that his company has the parcel under contract, and he hoped that the property could be zoned by the end of the year with closing on the parcel so they could start moving forward. If additional resources can be found, perhaps the density could be reduced a little bit, such as if the City had RDA funds it wanted to put into this type of housing. He advised he was planning on making application for the tax credits in the fall of 2008. Michael Sorenson inquired if college students would take up the space in the project, rather than workers. Mr. Lofgren replied that the tax credit program does not allow them to rent to full-time matriculated students. St. George City Council Minutes August 23, 2007 Page Four UPDATE ON BAJA BROADBAND?S PROGRESS ON SYSTEM UPGRADES: Representative Steve Urquhart gave a brief update on the recent legislative session dealing with the school district split in Salt Lake County and the equalization formula which did not pass. Bill Schuler introduced representatives of Baja Broadband, including Steve Urquhart, legal counsel. Mr. Schuler explained that his company took over Charter, changed the named to Orange Broadband, and then changed it to Baja Broadband. He reviewed the advance services launch schedule and the St. George fiber map. He advised that Baja Broadband has been selected by the Washington County School District as the ethernet provider. He explained that Baja provides high definition TV, DVR service, and will provide video on demand in 2008. He reviewed upgrades to the video system and data services system and outside plant improvements. He reviewed head end improvements and their three year investment and improvement plan. He stated they would like to do a wireless overlay with a separate frequency for police and fire. He reviewed customer service problems and improvements to ...


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...carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for two 2006 HD Roadking police motorcycles with accessories. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen expla...


City Council Minutes 11/09/2006:
...itizens can use free of charge. It would also provide hot spots which the police and fire department could use. A brand new frequency would be dedic...


City Council Minutes 04/19/2007:
...in stated that no problems in the past have arisen from these events. The Police Department has reviewed the application, and the Fire Department wil...


City Council Minutes 08/03/2006:
...oulevard as well as security concerns. City Attorney Guzman explained police officers will patrol the area as part of their regular duties and if...


City Council Minutes 05/03/2007:
... by residents in taxes, only 13? goes to the City for its general fund for police, fire, streets, etc. He advised that the budget is available for rev...


City Council Minutes 02/15/2007:
...Hood recommended award of the bid in the amount of $152,089.07. Deputy Police Chief Russ Peck explained that due to increased load and growth, the...


City Council Minutes 09/28/2006:
...orkforce housing on this site and restrict the housing to school teachers, police officers, and health care workers. She advised that the hospital ca...


City Council Minutes 11/16/2006:
...d. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for five F-150 pickups for the Police Department. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood recommended award of ...


City Council Minutes 07/01/2004:
... a resolution imposing a 911 emergency telephone surcharge fee. Deputy Police Chief Russ Peck explained that House Bill 36 allows local government...


City Council Minutes 09/23/2004:
...communication tower will be used by other City departments, as well as the Police Department. Mayor McArthur advised that the communication tower ...


City Council Meeting Agenda Addendum Addendum 12/07/2017:
...; F. Consider approval to purchase two (2) 2018 Ford F-150 trucks for the Police Department.   6. STAFF REPORTS   J. Consider approval...


City Council Minutes 04/01/2010:
...RD OF BID: Consider purchase of Motorola 800 MHz radio equipment for the Police and Fire Departments. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood recommended approval in the amount of $1,000,000 with Motorola. Mayor McArthur explained this purchase is part of the UCAN agreement. The new radios will provide more channels and communication capacity. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that a portion of the purchase price will be paid by grant funds. The City will not have to pay service fees for seven years, but after that there will be a monthly charge. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bunker to approve the purchase as recommended. 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 Shakespeare - aye Councilmember Nickle - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for construction of the ARFF building. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood recommended award of the bid to the lowest responsive bidder, Ascent Construction, in the amount of $1,960,000. The bid meets DBE requirements by the FAA. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Pike to award the bid as recommended. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Nickle. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Pike - aye Councilmember Nickle - aye Councilmember Shakespeare - aye Councilmember Bunker - aye Councilmember Almquist - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. St. George City Council Minutes April 1, 2010 Page Three PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider a zone change from A-20 to Open Space on 13.0 acres located between the Virgin River and 1450 South west of the Springs Estates Subdivision. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained the applicant is the Springs Estates Equestrian Association. The request is to change the zone from A-20 to Open Space on 13 acres which is currently being used as horse pasture. This use will not change. The request is to accommodate the subdivision of property into eight lots which will be sold to adjoining property owners. A final plat will be brought before the City Council at a later date. The entire piece is within the 100 year flood plain and half is in the floodway. No structures are allowed in the floodway. The Planning Commission recommends approval with three conditions: a sewer easement shall be obtained and recorded; a final plat shall be processed; and the entire A-20 zone shall be changed to Open Space. A sewer easement has already been received by the City. No opposition to the zone change request has been received. Councilmember Almquist inquired if each of the designated pasture lots were going to be deeded to the adjoining homes, as the lots could not stand alone for lack of access. Mr. Nicholson replied that no building will be allowed on the lots, and it was his understanding as represented at the Planning Commission meeting that the pasture lots will be purchased by the adjoining property owners, although he did not know that for a fact. He advised that there is access to the pasture lots along the sewer easement. Jay Sandberg commented that while there is common access for each lot, it is not a public access. City Attorney Shawn Guzman inquired if a quiet title action had been completed on this property. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that the City Council is only considering a zone change at this time, and the final plat will show all accesses, etc. He commented in his opinion it made sense to zone the property Open Space. Mr. Nicholson commented that the request is consistent with the General Plan. The applicant is also requesting waiver of the fee attached to the plat for the HCP which is normally $250 per acre. The City Council has the authority to waive the fee if it feels a unique situation exists, and in a sense this is not a development plat as there is no building associated with it. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that staff feels alright about this recommendation, but the fee waiver would be part of the final plat approval. 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 zone change by ordinance subject to the recommendations of the Planning Commission. 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 Almquist - aye Councilmember Shakespeare - aye Councilmember Nickle - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider an amendment to Title 10, Chapter 22, St. George City Code, to add language that approval of a conceptual wireless facilities master plan doe not vest or grant approval to any specific site. St. George City Council Minutes April 1, 2010 Page Four Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained the first step in an application for a cell tower is to bring forth a conceptual master plan to the Planning Commission. A specific site is then identified and the plan can be a permitted or conditional use. The City Attorney has recommended that language be added which states that approval of the master plan does not vest or grant approval to any specific site. City Manager Gary Esplin commented this is a technical change and will not change anything the City is currently doing. Councilmember Almquist inquired if it were possible to also include language that a specific tower design is also not vested or granted with approval of the master plan. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to approve the ordinance with the addition of language that approval of the master plan does not vest or grant approval of a specific tower design. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist - aye Councilmember Bunker - aye Councilmember Shakespeare - aye Councilmember Pike - aye Councilmember Nickle - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider an amendment to Title 10, Chapter 1, Section 14, St. George City Code, to change the provision that all land annexed into the City shall come in as a Mining and Grazing zone rather than R-1-10, unless otherwise pre-zoned by the City. City Planner Craig Harvey explained that the City currently zones land being annexed into the City as R-1-10 unless pre-zoned. Mining and Grazing is a better holding zone. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Shakespeare to approve the ordinance. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Nickle. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Councilmember Shakespeare - aye Councilmember Nickle - aye Councilmember Pike - aye Councilmember Almquist - aye Councilmember Bunker - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. ORDINANCE: Consider approval of an ordinance amending Title 10, Chapter 5, Section 6, St. George City Code, to modify the setback requirements for certain accessory buildings in Agricultural zones. This item was tabled. SPECIAL EVENT PERMIT: Consider approval of a special event permit for the Red Rock Music Festival to be held May 8, 2010 in the Town Square. Ed Rogers, Red Rock Rotary Club, applicant. St. George City Council Minutes April 1, 2010 Page Five Business License Officer Laura Woolsey explained this will be the second annual music festival to showcase local artists. It is open to the public. There will be vendor booths. The applicant is requesting use of Town Square from noon to 9:00 p.m. They are expecting 250 attendees. The applicant is also requesting waiver of the special event permit fee and park rental fee. All proceeds will go to charities in the community. The fee for the vendor booths will be donated to local charities. They raised $6,000 last year. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that the City has a hard cost, as it has to have an employee present anytime the Town Square is being used for a special event. He advised that a deposit should be required and returned if the site is cleaned up. He advised that a dialogue was needed at a later date on special event permit fees. He stated that an event such as this one is something the City may want to sponsor and a fee waiver may be appropriate. It is hard to charge a fee to the Rotary Club when money they raise is given back to the City. He stated an event such as this is just what the City wants to see in its Town Square and staff has no problem with granting the request. He suggested that a deposit be required which can be returned to them after the event. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Pike to approve waiver of the fees but require a $150 deposit. Additionally, if there is any publicity, the City should also be listed as a sponsor of the event. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that City sponsorship of the event is fine as long as there is no liability to the City. Ms. Woolsey advised the applicant is obtaining liability insurance. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Pike - aye Councilmember Bunker - aye Councilmember Almquist - aye Councilmember Nickle - aye Councilmember Shakespeare - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. Councilmember Bunker expressed concern that everyone requesting special event permits also wants waiver of the fees, and the City has hard costs. City Manager Gary Esplin replied that this will be discussed in an upcoming work meeting. SPECIAL EVENT PERMIT: Consider approval of a special event permit for an open air art fair at 256 No. Red Cliffs Drive, and approval to exceed the six continuous days permitted by City ordinance. Ed Wallace, applicant. Business License Officer Laura Woolsey advised the applicant is requesting waiver of the special event fee as well as sublicense fees. Staff has never waived sublicense fees in the past for any vendor. The fee allows the City to keep track of the sublicensees and make sure that sales tax is collected. The total license fee for this event is $1500 for 20 days. The applicant is also requesting an extension. Ed Wallace, applicant, advised the main criteria for asking for the waiver is it makes the event more feasible for the artists. Councilmember Shakespeare inquired if the City had hard costs when an event is held on private property. City Manager Gary Esplin replied the fee is for processing of the license and in case City personnel or the police have to go out for any reason. The fee is not because the City is pr...


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City Council Meeting Minutes Minutes 01/18/2018:
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City Council Meeting Minutes Minutes 06/07/2018:
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City Council Minutes 09/02/2010:
... Fair will be held September 11. Sgt. Albert Gilman of the St. George Police Department recognized CERT members in attendance and advised the Dep...


City Council Minutes 11/18/2004:
...thur with a $2,000 check for the City?s Safe Kids program, and thanked the Police Department for their partnership and for keeping the community safe....


City Council Minutes 06/16/2005:
...er, ask that any motion for approval be made subject to making certain the Police Department has reviewed and approved the plan. Marc Mortensen, A...


City Council Minutes 02/24/2005:
...arms within the City limits. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that the Police Chief is concerned about discharge of firearms within the City and t...


City Council Minutes 01/20/2005:
...y Esplin explained that Laser Mania currently has a business license. The Police Department has reviewed and approved the security plan, and staff ca...


City Council Minutes 02/17/2005:
...anager Gary Esplin recommended that Sherm Stebbins be transferred from the Police Department to a new position created in the City - LAN Administrator...


City Council Minutes 10/21/2004:
...ion. Mayor McArthur expressed appreciation to Public Works, Water, and Police Department staff for their assistance during the recent flooding. ...


City Council Minutes 06/08/2006:
...ge of a group home by the college. There have also been a large number of police cars at the residence. Residents of the group home also went around...


City Council Minutes 12/01/2005:
...the cost of the roundabout, $185,000, could have been used to hire 5.5 new police officers. City Attorney Shawn Guzman replied that the use of reg...


City Council Minutes 05/17/2001:
...the excess liability policy deals with City operations and encompasses the Police Department, public officials, administrative staff, and the general ...


City Council Minutes 07/19/2001:
...len advised the zone change would hurt property values in the area and the police visit the adjacent apartment buildings more than frequently. She ex...


City Council Minutes 04/17/2003:
... cars in parking lots and also sometimes there are gas pumps in the lots. Police Officers can only ticket offenders for reckless driving, which is di...


City Council Minutes 10/03/2002:
...ld like to hold the dance until 11:30 p.m. indoors at their facility. The Police Department and Fire Marshall have reviewed the request, and staff re...


City Council Minutes 03/07/2002:
...west Center, Washington County School District, and the City of St. George Police Department. This item was tabled. SPECIAL EVENT PERMI...


City Council Minutes 05/28/2002:
...nd, Street Impact Fund, Drainage Impact Fund, Fire Department Impact Fund, Police Department Impact Fund, Special Assessment Construction Fund, Public...


City Council Minutes 12/07/2000:
...ly concern is with enforcement, and recommends approval on a trial basis. Police Chief Flowers indicates no problem with the request. A motion wa...


City Council Minutes 07/27/2000:
...e the applicant was not present. His application has been reviewed by the Police Department and no areas of concern were found. Staff’s concern...


City Council Minutes 07/06/2000:
...anager Gary Esplin advised staff had reviewed the request and the Chief of Police objects to location of this dance along St. George Blvd. from a publ...


City Council Minutes 03/16/2000:
...ely closing the back side of Foremaster Drive would eliminate the need for police officers and allow traffic to flow in and out of the Foremaster Ridg...


City Council Minutes 02/20/2003:
... Cliff Parry and Wayne Preston, representing the Elks Lodge, presented Police Chief Marlon Stratton and Fire Chief Robert Stoker with plaques for ...


City Council Minutes 04/25/2001:
...trol officers at $30,000, which is more than the beginning salary for City police officers. He expressed concern that the City might lose some traine...


City Council Minutes 03/22/2001:
...Jonathan Wright advised that Joseph Wisden made a G.R.A.M.A. request for a police report, and a portion of his request was denied based on its status ...


City Council Minutes 03/21/2002:
...a video update of the Public Works, Water and Power, Leisure Services, and Police Departments. Mayor McArthur invited several Scouts from Troo...


City Council Minutes 10/21/1999:
... were used for. Mayor McArthur responded that impact fees are used for police and fire protection, development of sewer, water and electric facili...


City Council Minutes 11/13/2003:
...ager on insurance. Ed Baca commented that there are usually one or two police officers present at festivals of this type. Mr. Hardy commented ...


City Council Minutes 12/31/2003:
... space in another building. Another option is to build parking behind the police station. Council Member Allen made a motion, seconded by Counci...


City Council Minutes 08/17/2006:
...land Productions, applicant. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that the police department reviewed and approved the security plans. MOTION: A m...


City Council Minutes 07/13/2006:
...ns of every unit will be made and while they are not bullies or houseguest police, there will be no tolerance if the rules are broken. This particula...


City Council Minutes 09/01/2005:
...ered by Council Member Rod Orton. Mayor McArthur advised that five new police officers were sworn in recently and others promoted. Mayor McArt...


City Council Minutes 11/15/2005:
...rovide housing for the area workforce, including school teachers, firemen, policemen, nurses and others who make similar wages. A beginning school te...


City Council Minutes 06/22/2000:
...ity Manager Gary Esplin advised until then, he will meet with the Chief of Police concerning enforcement and come back with a plan for the City Counci...


City Council Minutes 04/20/2000:
...er Road. He told Council Members that the request has been reviewed by the Police Department and the application is in order. John Prince, Franch...


City Council Minutes 11/09/2000:
...e will ask them not to drive on the sidewalks for liability reasons. Police vehicles are not allowed to park on sidewalks or behind them, unless...


City Council Minutes 12/02/1999:
... of the Sunrise Rotary Club presented a check for $7,000 to the St. George Police Department for the purchase of new bicycles and related equipment. ...


City Council Minutes 04/19/2001:
... be a fun evening for him. He distributed a report handed to him by the Police Department which gave the numbers of arrest, etc. for the week end. ...


City Council Minutes 08/03/2000:
...nd City Manager Gary Esplin explained that they had been in touch with the Police Chief, Assistant City Manager, and City Engineer in Hilton Head Sout...


City Council Minutes 12/02/2003:
...the Blvd. Craig Harding, Public Information Officer for the St. George Police Department, advised that medians would not affect crashes at interse...


City Council Meeting Minutes Minutes 02/01/2018:
...; Fleming, and Genna Singh City Treasurer – Laura Woolsey Chief of Police – Marlon Stratton Fire Chief – Robert Stoker Director ...


City Council Minutes 01/23/2003:
...e American Legion Boy?s State Governor, and they presented a plaque to the Police Chief Marlon Stratton and the Police Department in appreciation for their assistance to the Boy?s State program. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for Kennedy hydrants for the Water Services Department. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen advised this is a sole source purchase from Scholzen Products, the manufacturer?s representative, for Kennedy hydrants. She recommended award to Scholzen Products in the amount of $38,000. A motion was made by Council Member Orton and seconded by Council Member Gardner to award purchase of Kennedy hydrants to Scholzen Products in the amount of $38,000. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen advised that Kennedy is a brand of fire hydrant. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for a four door sport utility vehicle for the Fire Department. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen recommended purchase of a Tahoe sport utility vehicle through the State contract with Young Chevrolet in the amount of $30,382.75. City Manager Gary Esplin advised this vehicle will be for the Assistant Fire Chief and was included in the Department?s budget. A motion was made by Council Member Allen and seconded by Council Member Gardner to award the bid to Young Chevrolet in the amount of $30,517.94, the amended amount. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. UPDATE FROM WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF: Washington County Sheriff Kirk Smith advised that the occupancy rate at the jail is high and he was worried about cuts to the budget which would require the early release of inmates. He advised he was hoping for sufficient money in the corrections budget to keep inmates in jail for the length of their sentences. He advised that ideally he would like more manpower for the Drug Task Force, but it is seeing tremendous results all over the County. ORDINANCE: Consider amendment of the City?s Parking Ordinance 10-8-10 by repealing Subsections ?A? and ?C? thereof. City Manager Gary Esplin explained this amendment was necessary due to a recent court decision that prohibiting vehicles from displaying their vehicles for sale on streets and private property is a violation of free speech. The City will still, however, have opportunities to deal with this issue through zoning or by posting of private property. St. George City Council Minutes January 23, 2003 Page Two A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott and seconded by Council Member Orton to approve the amendment as presented. Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Allen - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. RESOLUTION: Consider approval of a resolution authorizing the execution and delivery of the Utah Water Finance Agency Joint Action Agreement and related matters. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that approval of this resolution will allow the City to enter into an agreement with the Utah Water Finance Agency thereby allowing the City to refund some of its outstanding water revenue bonds. This will help the City save approximately $150,000 on the cost of issuance. Staff recommends approval. A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott and seconded by Council Member Gardner to approve the resolution. Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Orton - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT: Consider approval of an interlocal agreement with the Utah Water Finance Agency to facilitate the refunding of sewer and water bonds. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that this agreement was necessary in order to participate in the refunding program, as explained in the preceding item. A motion was made by Council Member Orton and seconded by Council Member Allen to approve the agreement as presented. City Manager Gary Esplin suggested that any approval be made subject to review by the City Attorney. Council Members Orton and Allen amended their motion to include this provision. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. John Crandall of George K. Baum explained this agreement is for sewer and water refunding bonds, and he will return in February to illustrate what the savings to the City will be. SET PUBLIC HEARINGS: Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held January 14, 2003, recommended that public hearings be scheduled for February 20, 2003 at 5:00 p.m. to consider (a) a zone change from A-20 and A-1 to R-1-10 on 61.792 acres located east of River Road and south of 2450 South, Jerry and Russell Riggs, applicants; (b) a zone change from C-2 to C-3 for .4 acre located at the northeast corner of Tabernacle Street and 800 East intersection, Bill Telford, applicant; (c) an amendment to the Zoning Ordinance to allow public transit shelters to be located within the setback area adjacent to a public street; (d) an amendment to the Zoning Ordinance to clarify and bring it into consistency with other provisions in the ordinance regarding the percentage of lot to be occupied; and (e) an amendment to the Zoning Ordinance to include language to address the location of measurement, overall height of vertical wall, and wall offset where greater height is necessary for rear yard fences adjacent to a public street. A motion was made by Council Member Orton and seconded by Council Member Whatcott to schedule the public hearings as recommended by the Planning Commission. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. St. George City Council Minutes January 23, 2003 Page Three PRELIMINARY PLAT: Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held January 14, 2003, recommended approval of the preliminary plat for Sundown Estates located at 750 North 1275 West subject to the easements shown on the plat, no fence along the creek, and the Engineering Department addressing the purpose of the fence as recommended at the Planning Commission meeting. Brad Griffiths is the applicant. Staff feels that a fence is necessary for safety and to preserve the creek, however, the location of the fence is a concern as enough room must be provided to enable the City to perform maintenance of the wash. The applicant would like to have the creek as part of the lots. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that in the past the City has required developers to give this flood area to the City for flood control purposes. If the developer retains the property as an amenity, he will also be taking on the responsibility to maintain it. This area is a major flood control channel, not a meandering creek, and it is there for a purpose. Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that if the creek area were removed from the lots, the lots would not meet minimum square footage requirements of the zone. City Manager Gary Esplin expressed concern that the developer is using area actually located in the flood channel as square footage in order to get more lots on the property, and this is not an appropriate use. There is also a safety issue, as well as an issue with the fence as enough space is needed in order for City equipment to maintain the flood channel. A motion was made by Council Member Allen to approve the request subject to the stipulation that a fence be required 10' from the bank. The motion died for lack of a second. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised that there is also an option of piping the creek, and then a fence would not be required. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that if a fence is constructed, the two lots will not meet the minimum 20,000 sq. ft. requirement. He suggested that perhaps the applicant should work with staff on a recommendation and arrive at a consensus. Brad Griffiths, applicant, advised that his engineer advises that a fence at the top of the proposed rip rap will allow a 10' setback for the home to be built. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that to his knowledge, the City has never allowed any area inside the City Creek drainage to be counted as part of a residential lot, and the integrity of the storm drain system should be protected. He suggested that perhaps a perpetual easement could be given, but in good faith staff could not recommend the flood channel be allowed to become part of a platted lot because of the concern of maintaining the flood channel and safety issues. Mr. Griffiths advised that the Planning Commission was not in favor of a fence because of property rights, but if an individual lot owner preferred a fence, it would be an option. A motion was made by Council Member Orton and seconded by Council Member Whatcott to table action until more research was performed by staff and the developer. Mayor McArthur called for a vote and all voted aye. The motion carried. PRELIMINARY PLAT: Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held January 14, 2003, recommended approval, on a five to two vote, of the preliminary plat for Cotton Springs Phase I. The Planning Commission was uneasy, however, about discussing the plat because there was no agreement on fees, use of the recreation area, and cross access between the two parties. Staff is concerned that Cotton Manor will have one entrance, and Cotton Springs will have another, and the projects will have different names but the same address. George Badger is the applicant. Council Member Whatcott commented he struggled with approval of the plat as there is one private street accessing another private street, and no approval from the other project that the new project may access their community. St. George City Council Minutes January 23, 2003 Page Four City Attorney Shawn Guzman commented it was his understanding that the rights-of-way to access the private streets fall in line with the original PD. The PD was approved with this configuration of roadways. City Manager Gary Esplin inquired if the other homeowners association would have the right to close off any streets. City Attorney Shawn Guzman replied that they would have to get approval to do so, but it probably would not be allowed for public safety reasons, and the PD plan shows the roads as being open. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson advised if the roads were gated, a PD amendment and public hearing would be required. City Attorney Shawn Guzman explained that the other homeowner?s association has not even begun that process. He explained he met with both parties and thought at the time that the matter was moving in a positive direction, but he has not heard from them since. The other PD has not tried to amend their PD, and the applicant is not doing anything which is not in harmony with what was approved before. The two projects simply cannot agree on how to share the amenities, and perhaps the City should consider this case in the future in phasing-in any PD, knowing that in the future phases could fall into the hands of a different property owner. Council Member Whatcott commented that it appeared the first one to file the preliminary plat or amended plat wins. City Attorney Shawn Guzman explained that in a typical PD there would not be two different property owners with competing phases. Council Member Whatcott commented that in the last hearing the Council was told it was not the time to discuss the pros and cons. Now that the preliminary plat is being considered the Council is being told that it cannot deny approval. City Attorney Shawn Guzman explained the question is whether the City can hold up the process because private parties cannot agree on joining the homeowners associations. It is staff?s belief that this is a private issue and there is no reason to hold up the project as it is in harmony with what was previously approved. City Manager Gary Esplin inquired if the applicant had to show how it was going to deal with the homeowners association. Associate Planner Mark Bradley explained that this would be shown at the time of the final plat. The CC&Rs would not be reviewed until the final plat is reviewed. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that in this case the City Council could place a stipulation that before final plat approval there must be an understanding with regard to how the homeowners association will be dealt with as far as the platting process. All the City is doing tonight is approving a plan which was already approved before. Council Member Whatcott commented that whoever files first wins, and this now puts a burden on the other association to prove why they want to block off streets. Council Member Gardner commented that the City would say no to blocking off streets, no matter who asked, and the real issue is access to the utilities through private property. He inquired if the City would have public easements or utilities in private streets. City Manager Gary Esplin replied that the City did so in every PD in town. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised it was his recommendation that the preliminary plat be approved. He commented that while he understood Council Member Whatcott?s point, on the flip side the original association, by not allowing the applicant to join their association, could hold them up indefinitely. The City would prefer that the associations work together, but apparently this has not occurred. Mayor McArthur inquired if any conditions could be put on the approval. City Manager Gary Esplin replied only if the City Council wanted to tell staff how to handle the homeowners association before the final plat was approved. St. George City Council Minutes January 23, 2003 Page Five A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Allen to approve the preliminary plat with the stipulation that the City see the arrangements made with regard to the homeowners association. City Attorney Shawn Guzman inquired if the City Council wanted staff to come back with a report on the homeowner association status. He was advised that this was what the City Council wanted. Gary Kuhlmann, representing the applicant, expressed concern that the City Council was involving itself with private contract rights. He advised that his client has met every requirement placed by the City and to now place another requirement is not right nor legal. He advised that City Council approval of the preliminary plat would not allow buyers of homes in his client?s project the right to use private streets belonging to the adjacent PD. This would be policed by the other association and is not a proper mechanism of the plat ...


City Council Minutes 11/02/2000:
...ARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for the purchase of ammunition for the Police Department. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen recommended award of the bid for ammunition for the Police Department through the State contract with Salt Lake Wholesale Sports in the amount of $25,427.65. A motion was made by Councilmember Gardner to award the bid through the State contract with Salt Lake Wholesale Sports in the amount of $25,427.65. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Orton. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Gardner - aye Councilmember Orton - aye Councilmember Whatcott - aye Councilmember Allen - aye Councilmember Isom - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. Ms. Swensen explained that the State will put out a bid state-wide and anyone wishing to submit a bid can. This bid can then by used by any municipality or school district in the State. The bid is good for one year. Ms. Swensen explained the City’s purchasing policy that anything costing from $1 to $1,000 requires three bids. Anything above $1,000 to $10,000 requires three written bids, and anything over $10,000 has to be bid and formally advertised in the newspaper. Any purchase over $25,000 must be approved by the City Council. City Manager Gary Esplin explained the City tries to give local bidders every opportunity to be awarded a bid and allows them to match the State bid. Ms. Swensen explained local bidders were not given the opportunity to bid for the ammunition as the Police Department purchased has previously purchased ammunition from Salt Lake Wholesale Sports and was very satisfied with it. She advised that bids will soon be advertised on the City’s web site. Mr. Esplin advised that vendors may also submit their name to be included on the bidder’s list. St. George City Council Minutes November 2, 2000 Page Three AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for the purchase of residential water meters for the Water Department. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen advised this is a sole source purchase from Hydro Specialties, the representative for Badger water meters in Utah. City staff would like to be consistent in its use of the same brand of meters, and recommends award of a blanket purchase order to Hydro Specialties in an amount not to exceed $60,000 for the year. A motion was made by Councilmember Whatcott to award a blanket purchase order in an amount not to exceed $60,000 to the sole source vendor of Badger water meters, Hydro Specialties. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Gardner. Water and Power Director Wayne McArthur advised most of the meters are needed for new installations, and they are adaptable if the City adopts an automatic metering program. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Whatcott - aye Councimember Gardner - aye Councilmember Orton - aye Councilmember Allen - aye Councilmember Isom - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. APPROVE CHANGE ORDER: Consider approval of a change order for construction of the Green Valley water tank. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen advised the change order is for additional work to be performed to the Green Valley water tank by the contractor, Stout Construction, in the amount of $26,300. The additional work will consist of installation of elbows and piping, installing pea gravel, etc. The amount of the change order will bring the total cost of the project to $346,300. A motion was made by Councilmember Orton to approve the change order in the amount of $26,300. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Gardner. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Orton - aye Councilmember Gardner - aye Councilmember Isom - aye Councilmember Whatcott - aye Councilmember Allen - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for a vertical turbine pump for the Water Department. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that the bid sheet provided to the Mayor and Council in their agenda packet incorrectly identified Nickerson Co. as the low bidder. In fact, none of the three lowest bidders met the actual specifications for the project, and therefore staff recommends award to Cutler Pump in the amount of $50,095.66 as the lowest responsible bidder who met the specifications. The bids received are as follows: St. George City Council Minutes November 2, 2000 Page Four Anzalone $50,500 Cutler Pump $50,095.66 Cedar Valley $46,108 Rhodes $38,006.40 Nickerson $34,273 Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen advised City staff specified a Sinflow brand turbine pump, and the three lowest bidders bid a different brand. A motion was made by Councilmember Isom to award the bid to the lowest responsible bidder who met the City’s specifications, Cutler Pump, in the amount of $50,095.66. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Gardner. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Isom - aye Councilmember Gardner - aye Councilmember Whatcott - aye Councilmember Allen - aye Councilmember Orton - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. Water and Power Director Wayne McArthur advised the pump will be placed in the pump house at Dixie High School, and it is important to get the right size pump and the same as located there now. RESOLUTION: Consider approval of a resolution authorizing an increased entitlement share in the Resource 2000 Project Power Sales Contract with Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems and related matters. City Manager Gary Esplin advised the City Council previously granted approval to become involved in the Resource 2000 Project and at that time the City’s allocated power limit was 60,000 kW. Additional power has become available due to some cities not needing their full share, which allows the City to increase its participation level to 82,500 kW. Staff believes this project is viable to provide long term fixed power. The City will know within the next month to six weeks if UAMPS has been successful in its bid to purchase the power plant. Councilmember Gardner commented if the City could purchase this power at a stabilized rate, it would not see as many high spikes in the summer time on power bills. Through the efforts of the City, rates were stable throughout the summer, but the City had to use $3,000,000 from its reserves to pay for increased power costs, which was not reflected in the power rates charged citizens. He made a motion to approve the resolution. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Isom. Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Councilmember Gardner - aye Councilmember Isom - aye Councilmember Allen - aye Councilmember Orton - aye Councilmember Whatcott - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. Councilmember Isom was excused from the meeting. RECOGNIZE DONATION OF SCOREBOARD AT SAND HOLLOW AQUATIC CENTER: Recognize donation of the scoreboard at the Sand Hollow Aquatic Center. St. George City Council Minutes November 2, 2000 Page Five Tim Frei and Pam Fernley, representing the Dixie Aquatic Race Team (DART), thanked the Mayor and City Councilmembers for providing the Sand Hollow Aquatic Center, and advised all citizens benefit from its use by high school swimming programs and the World Senior Games. Mr. Frei informed the Mayor and Council that the total cost of the donated eight-line scoreboard was $21,270. He commented that in order for the SHAC to stay on the cutting edge, it should have seating for 400 and continually upgrade equipment needed to train swimmers. Councilmember Whatcott advised he recently attended a swim meet and agrees that bleachers are needed. He thanked DART members for donation of the scoreboard as it is a wonderful addition to the facility. Mr. Frei advised the cost of roll-away bleachers to seat 400 is approximately $33,000. He stated if bleachers were provided, the State championships would be held in St. George in 2002. A motion to accept the donation and schedule a discussion on the purchase of bleachers at the November 16, 2000 City Council meeting was made by Councilmember Whatcott and seconded by Councilmember Orton. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Whatcott - aye Councilmember Orton - aye Councilmember Allen - aye Councilmember Gardner - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PERMISSION TO CLOSE STREET FOR CHRISTMAS LIGHTING CEREMONY: Consider approval of a request from the LDS Church to close 300 East between 400 and 500 South on November 24, 2000 from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. for the temple Christmas lighting ceremony. City Manager Gary Esplin advised staff recommends approval as no problems were experienced last year by the brief closure of the street for the temple Christmas lighting ceremony. A motion was made by Councilmember Allen to approve closure of a portion of 300 East between 400 and 500 South on November 24, 2000 from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. for the temple Christmas lighting ceremony. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Gardner. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, a follows: Councilmember Allen - aye Councilmember Gardner - aye Councilmember Whatcott - aye Councilmember Orton - 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 October 24, 2000, recommended public hearings be scheduled to consider (1) a zone change from Open Space to R-1-10 for an .25 acre portion of a lot to be added to the R-1-10 portion for a home located at 3763 Carribean Circle. Art Barney, applicant; and (2) an amendment of the Hillside Overlay Zone Map to include the Plantations and the Leucadia South Block Parcels. City of St. George, applicant. A motion was made by Councilmember Gardner to set the public hearings as recommended by the Planning Commission. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Allen. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: St. George City Council Minutes November 2, 2000 Page Six Councilmember Gardner - aye Councilmember Allen - aye Councilmember Whatcott - aye Councilmember Orton - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PRELIMINARY AND FINAL PLAT APPROVAL: Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held October 24, 2000, recommended approval of the preliminary and final plats for Worldmark, the Club at St. George, a three lot subdivision located east of Plantations Drive and south of the Green Valley Condos, subject to the portion of Plantations Drive being recorded and legal review regarding ingress and egress easements shown as a platted roadway. Jeff Chapman and Ron Snow are the applicants. A motion was made by Councilmember Gardner to approve the preliminary and final plats subject to the recommendations of the Planning Commission, and authorize the Mayor to sign the final plat. The motion was seconded and Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Gardner - aye Councilmember Orton - aye Councilmember Whatcott - aye Councilmember Allen - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. FINAL PLAT APPROVAL: Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held October 24, 2000, recommended approval of the final plat for Brookfield Estates Phase II with 14 single family lots located southwest of Indian Hills Drive and east of Riverwood Townhomes, provided that Lots 7, 8, 13 and 14 do not have individual access onto Indian Hills Drive. The plat has been updated with this restriction. A motion was made by Councilmember Whatcott to approve the final plat subject to the recommendations of the Planning Commission, and authorize the Mayor to sign it. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Orton. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Whatcott - aye Councilmember Orton - aye Councilmember Allen - aye Councilmember Gardner - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT: Consider a request for a conditional use permit from Nextel Communications to locate communication towers at (a) the Skyline Center north of the City police building on the corner of 200 East 300 North; and (b) at Dixie Colle...


City Council Minutes 08/19/2004:
...to the agenda, and one emergency item was added. CITIZEN RECOGNITION: Police Chief Marlon Stratton explained that James Seely found a backpack containing almost $1,900 in cash and travelers checks and turned it into the Police Department. Because of his honesty the money was returned to its rightful owner. Chief Stratton then presented a plaque to Mr. Seely in recognition of his honesty. Mayor McArthur then presented a six month premium pass to the Recreation Center to Mr. Seely for his honesty and integrity. Police Chief Marlon Stratton explained that Ryan Coburn found $120.00 and turned it into the Police Department. Chief Stratton then presented a plaque to Mr. Coburn in...


City Council Minutes 06/21/2007:
...d the amendments to the budget. Council Member Whatcott inquired about police overtime, and if this was a one-time expenditure or something that would continue on. He inquired if the amount was the same cost as adding another officer. Mrs. Brklacich replied that the amount would be close, but this was probably a one-time expense as this year was unusual with the number of occurrences. Police Chief Marlon Stratton explained that calls have increased significantly and it would be helpful to have another officer. Mrs. Brklacich then continued reviewing the budget amendments. St. George City Council Minutes June 21, 2007 Page Twelve Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There being no public comments, he closed the public hearing. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Allen to approve the budget amendments by resolution. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Gardner. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Bunker - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Orton - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried PUBLIC HEARING/ADOPT BUDGET/RESOLUTION: Public hearing to consider adoption of the 2007-2008 budget. Budget and Financial Planning Manager Deanna Brklacich advised the total budget is $304,000,000. The general operating fund portion is $46,000,000. The rest of the budget consists of enterprise funds and capital project funds. The increase in the capital project fund is basically because of the replacement airport, southern corridor project and Mall Drive bridge project. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. Ed Baca commented that at the last meeting he was not given the opportunity to respond to comments, especially during the public hearing. It was wrongly stated that he thought the police were not doing a good job. The police department is grossly understaffed, but they are doing an exceptiona...


City Council Minutes 12/18/2003:
...d overweight items routinely moved on the road, UDOT, the Sheriff and City police refuse to enforce the law with respect to these vehicles. He questioned why the laws aren?t enforced and stated law enforcement officers are paid off not to cite violators. Council Member Isom stated she takes offense that at the insinuation the Police Department would be paid off. City Manager Esplin advised Mr. Bevin not to make the insinuation that the police are being paid off. Mr. Bevin replied he is not making an insinuation but an accusation. Code Enforcement Officer Brad Young explained at the end of September he was brought a complaint by Mr. Bevin and updated the council on action taken with regard to the violations. With regard to the multi family housing complaint, one couple will be moving out as soon as they find other living arrangements. He is working with Laura Woolsey on the violation regarding the metal fabrication and debris. With respect to Mr. Harrison, he is entitled to one tow truck and has been written a second notice of violation and given 30 days to comply. With regard to inoperable vehicles and flammable materials in C2 zone, much of vegetation is natural one property owner has firewood to deal with. Inoperable vehicles have been sited and most have been removed. Southern Utah Vault is non-confirming use and they will be relocating their business into Washington City. The sign violation has been corrected. Mayor McArthur expressed appreciation for Mr. Young?s work. He explained a new process in being implemented that will speed up the process of bringing code violators into compliance. Paul Bevin addressed concern for a lack of fire inspection of home run businesses. He continued to express concern with ?gypsy? vendors. He wants Utah Attorney General to investigate the lack of enforcement. A resident of the Middleton area addressed the council explaining he understands some of Mr. Bevin?s concern over the traffic issues. However, he disagrees with Mr. Bevin?s other concerns. He stated he doesn?t think Mr. Bevin is right in becoming a personal policeman for the area and spoke in support of job City staff is doing to enforce the code. Mary Herrera spoke in disagreement with Mr. Bevin. She was notified she is in violation of the code and is working to come into compliance. She stated that Mr. Bevin should not be a private policeman. She doesn?t believe Mr. Bevin took pictures from a car and feels he violated her privacy with his picture taking Madge Carpenter commented that 99% of residences of Middleton don?t have contact with Mr. Bevin because he has decided how everyone should live their lives. She discussed violations of ordinances with respect to Mr. Bevin?s property. She stated she doesn?t appreciate Mr. Bevin being her conscience. St. George City Council Minutes December 18, 2003 Page Six Mayor McArthur commented that judging from comments made by residents of the area and Mr. Young, citizen?s care about their neighborhoods. Individuals do comply when they are notified of a violation. Pete Mickelson commented he is not in support of Mr. Bevin and indicated some of the traffic is necessary to continue with development in the area. Mr. Hirschi is the owner of Hirschi Roofing. He explained at one time Mr. Bevin had an unregistered vehicle and hauled water in it, he didn?t call the police. He commented that everyone has weaknesses and all should try to be ...


City Council Minutes 10/11/2001:
...d with each other. He also advised that Mr. Ludlow praised the St. George Police Department for its professionalism and good working relationship. Mayor McArthur advised that because of the exceptional police work done the St. George Police Department, the suspect was arrested less than four hours after the crime, the weapon has been found, and the State Crime Lab has been brought in to process the crime scene. The matter is now in the hands of the County Attorney who feels he has a solid case because of the good police work. Council Members commented that perhaps some of the monies ...


City Council Minutes 04/21/2016:
...ARD 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.             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...


City Council Work Meeting Minutes Minutes 07/12/2018:
...orney Shawn Guzman explained staff has been working with DRMC to station a police officer in the emergency room.  Other large Intermountain facilities do have armed personnel present.   He noted that concerns include having armed personnel present who are not POST certified as the City’s Police Officers are.  Staff is proposing to have an on duty officer posted at the hospital.  He commented at times doctors and nurses feel threatened by patients.  This officer may be able to relieve some minor cases where a patient is not being belligerent.  Other agencies will have to remain with their person in custody while they are receiving medical care.    Police Chief Stratton noted five (5) additional officers will be hired to staff these positions.   City Attorney Shawn stated the cost would be approximately $101,000 annually for each officer.  It is proposed that the City share in the cost.   Chief Stratton stated it will be beneficial for an officer to be stationed at the hospital.   As part of the agreement, these officers will be able to respond to a major event in close proximity to the hospital if needed.    City Attorney Shawn explained the City’s cost will be 15% while the hospital will cover 85%.   Police Chief Stratton outlined how the School Resource Officers are funded....


City Council Minutes 06/05/2003:
...ordinance, an application for a taxi cab driver license is reviewed by the Police Department. In this case the Police Department is recommending denial based on a felony conviction. The applicant is requesting the chance to appeal this denial. Gregory Bivens, applicant, explained that in 1993 on an overnight trip to Las Vegas, and while under the influence of drugs, he put himself in a compromising situation with his step-daughter. He was consequently charged with two misdemeanors in the State of Nevada. Each charge had the consequence of a possible year in jail, but he was put on two years probation. He served this probation as well as an offender?s program. He also performed restitution with his church. He has obtained custody of his oldest child and has been re-baptized into his church. St. George Shuttle has assured him a job if he can resolve the license issue. His primary responsibility would be to transport adults to and from the Las Vegas airport. He is the father of three, and a recent homeowner. Two of his children reside with him. Chief Stratton advised that based on the information outlined by the applicant, he recommends denial of the license. Mayor McArthur inquired if Mr. Bivens was listed on the State?s sex offender website, and if so, for how long. Chief Stratton replied that Mr. Bivens was listed on the sex offender web site, and to the best as he could determine, his name would come off the list in 2006. Mr. Bivens replied that he had no knowledge if he was on the web site or not. The offense took place in 1993 and his conviction was in 1994. He stated that if the offense would have happened in Utah, he could have had it expunged from his record, but the laws are different in Nevada. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised that he could call someone at the Department of Corrections to verify when Mr. Bivens name would be removed from the web site. Council Member Whatcott inquired if the City would be assuming liability for issuing a taxi license if an offense like this were to happen in the future. City Attorney Shawn Guzman replied that while he could not say for certain, the City is aware of the situation and this is the reason there is an appeals process and the City performs background checks. The City has enacted an ordinance that places responsibility on the City to ensure it follows the ordinance, including the burden of background checks. He stated there would be greater liability on the company that hires Mr. Bivens, and they would have a duty to perform their own background check. Council Member Whatcott commented that while he complimented Mr. Bivens and respected him for his willingness to do what was right, he did not want any situation that would put the City or its citizens at risk. Council Member Orton inquired if there was any merit in tabling the matter until the City Attorney had a chance to check with the State. Chief Stratton advised that there are some offenses which keep the offender on the sex registry for life, while others are for the duration of parole plus ten years. In Mr. Bivens? case, he would come off the web site after the expiration of his parole plus ten years. Council Member Whatcott inquired what would prevent the applicant from quitting St. George Shuttle and driving a taxi. City Attorney Shawn Guzman replied that if the City were to begin issuing conditional licenses, this would be difficult to monitor. Salt Lake City?s ordinance says that if an applicant is on the sex offender list, he or she is ineligible for a license. Chief Stratton advised that while the applicant could apply for an expungement if he was convicted in Utah, this does not necessarily mean it would be granted. His recommendation for denial is based on the conviction itself, but if the Council directed, he would do some research. St. George City Council Minutes June 5, 2003 Page Ten City Manager Gary Esplin clarified that the circumstances should be reviewed in depth, and that the situation merited more research to see if there is any more information which would assist the City Council in considering all alternatives. The matter will be rescheduled for the June 19 agenda. A motion was made by Council Member Allen and seconded by Council Member Whatcott to table the matter until the June 19 agenda. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. Mr. Bivens advised that he had the court transcripts. City Manager Gary Esplin inquired of Mr. Bivens if he would allow the Chief of Police only to review the transcripts. Mr. Bivens replied that he would allow the Chief of Police to review them. AGREEMENT: Consider approval of an agreem...


City Council Minutes 08/05/2004:
...ted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for police interceptors. Purchasing Agent Sue Swenson this is from the State contract. This bid is for nine of these special vehicles. The contract has been given to Butterfield Ford. The amount is $205,650. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to award the bid to Butterfield Ford for the police interceptors for the amount of $205,650. 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 electric meters. Purchasing Agent Sue Swenson stated this is a sole source purchase for Centrom Electronic Single Phase Residential Meters. These meters are radio equipped and the City will be changing all the residential homes to this use. Anticipation for next year?s usage is 4,000 to 5,000 meters at $68.00 each. They have extended the same pricing as last year?s blanket to the City. The amount will be $340,000. The vendor is Riter Engineering. Council Member Gardner asked if this was just for upgrading existing residents or new construction homes as well? Purchasing Agent Sue Swenson replied she believed it was for both. Energy Service Director Phil Solomon stated they have a program in their budget to try and replace so many during the year to get them to the automatic read. About 3,000 of the meters are for replacement meters and the rest are reserved for new construction. Mayor McArthur asked how many meters the City has? Phil replied total customers are about 26,000. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to approve on a sole source for order for $340,000. 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 asphalt, concrete, sand and gravel for all City departments. Purchasing Agent Sue Swenson stated that 5 vendors did submit a bid. She would like to setup a blanket contract with each of them and advise staff to use the lowest first, if they can?t supply then go to the next. The blanket contract is not to exceed $75,000 for each of them. Council Member Orton asked if the vendors understand the process before they bid. St. George City Council Minutes August 5, 2004 Page Three Sue replied yes. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve. 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 grass seed for the golf courses and softball facility. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen stated they did received 5 bids. A very specific blend of seed was specified. The low bidder decided to submit an alternate seed. They are recommending that they go with the second bidder Helena Chemical. The amount of the bid is $101,680. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to award the bid to the second low bidder, Helena Chemical, in the amount of $101,680. 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 two Harley Davidson motorcycles for the Pole Department. City Manager Gary Esplin stated that at the last meeting, July 15th, they approved the purchase of the Harley Davidson motorcycles on the State contract. Before they took the forms and moved forward with that, the local Harley Davidson motorcycle store matched the bid. So he wants to bring this back to council. Under the City?s policy they do have the local preference for local bidders. Instead of going with a State contract on this one that the City sets up a contract with the local Harley Davidson shop. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to change the bid to Zion Harley Davidson and have the local vendor meet the request. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Gardner. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. BEER LICENSE: Consider approval of beer licenses for the Sunmart 887, Sunmart 953, Sunmart 890, Sunmart 954, and Sunmart 957 convenience stores (the former Tri-Mart stores). Petroleum Wholesale, LP, applicant. City Manager Gary Esplin stated this is a request for several beer licenses for a new owner of the previous owned Tri-Valley. There will be five beer licenses for the Petroleum Wholesale, LP. Council Member Whatcott asked the City Attorney Shawn Guzman if they would need to state the five stores as part of the motion? City Attorney Shawn Guzman replied for the council to say ?as noted in the agenda.? Council Member Orton inquired on most beer licenses don?t they put the license in the name of the managers or is it just the company? Business License Specialist Laura Woolsey stated the license is under the president or the vice president, someone who has a strong holding in the company. In this case, it is the president of the company that is applying for this beer license. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to approve the beer licenses for the five Sunmart stores as listed in the agenda. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. St. George City Council Minutes August 5, 2004 Page Four VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. BEER LICENSE: Consider approval of a beer license for Steve?s Mini Mart at 851 W. Sunset Blvd. Cameron Lorn Hanson, applicant. City Manager Gary Esplin stated this is another change of ownership request for a beer license. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to approve the beer licenses for Steve?s Mini Mart as listed in the agenda. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. TRAILER LEASE: Consider approval of a Dinosaur Track Site gift shop trailer lease. City Manager Gary Esplin said this is a request for a gift shop trailer that is being donated to the Dinosaur Track by Darcy Stewart. The lease is about a $1.00 a year. The City Attorney has drawn up the lease agreement. Council Member Whatcott stated that Mr. Stewart has been very generous and working very well with the Dinosaur Tracks owning the property across the street. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to approve the lease agreement for the trailer being donated by Darcy Stewart. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Gardner. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. Council Member Bunker would like to suggest that the Council make a formal thank you to Mr. Stewart. BUSINESS LICENSE: Consider approval of an ice cream truck mobile catering license. Eugene Okos, applicant. City Manager Gary Esplin said they have reviewed the license application and it does have to be approved by the Mayor and City Council with an approved route plan. It is the suggestion from our Business License Officer that the following conditions be placed on this license. No vending is allowed in City facilities with contract concessions, no parking for extended periods of time, and no vending during special activities (i.e., First Night, Marathons, etc. ) Cheryl Yenzer asked if there was a regulation on the noise level? Mayor McArthur replied there was a noise ordinance. He asked Chief of Police Marlon Stratton what the noise level was for the City. Chief of Police Stratton replied in excess of 200 ft. Cheryl Yenzer also questi...


City Council Minutes 07/20/2006:
...dence with 200 amp service would be $3,445. He said that the Fire/EMS and Police capital improvement plans are the longest going out to 2030. He stated that the Fire/EMS plan identified $23.8 million in future capital and $14 million related to growth. The impact fee for a single family dwelling would be $215 and $184 per 1,000 sq. ft for commercial. He said that the police plan identified $8.8 million in future capital costs with $5.1 million related to growth. The impact fee for a single family dwelling would be just over $100 and the fee for commercial use would be $94 per 1,000 sq. ft. City Manager Gary Esplin said that if you look at the difference between what the impact fees will generate and what the total cost will be to complete the projects discussed there is a significant amount that will need to be paid for through other revenue sources. He said that some of the monies may come from grants or regional programs but a lot of it will have to come from bringing deficiencies up. He said that impact fees can only be used for growth and not to fund existing problems. He stated that the City will have to be creative to come up with other dollars because the projects will not get done just with the impact fees. Council Member Orton asked City Manager Esplin if he felt the recommendations for the impact fees were conservative. City Manager Gary Esplin stated that he thought that they had done a good job in identifying the existing conditions. He said that the growth rates are defendable and that the recommendations are conservative. He stated that the impact felt on the City is because the City is a regional center. Some of the growth related issues that the City is dealing with is because of the surrounding communities. Council Member Gardner asked if they had considered sales tax generated versus not having the sales tax. He said that there is an offsetting benefit to the City with the sales tax and asked if that was accounted for anywhere. Mr. Burningham said that he did not know if sales tax was part of any of the formulas. He said that for the City the sales tax revenue has been used more for maintenance and operational issues. City Manager Gary Esplin stated that a quarter cent of the sales tax goes strictly to transportation and is earmarked for capital projects. He said that the sales tax in the General Fund has not been allocated to capital projects in transportation. The sales tax that the City is generating has to go to fund services, additional police force and additional services. He said that the City is tied too much to sales tax when it comes to the balance of revenues to keep operations going. He stated that in the past the City kept the commercial fees low in order to encourage businesses to locate in St. George to generate the sales tax. He said that it kept the rate artificially low so now there is a bigger jump than there would be if the City had set the fees higher in the past. Mr. Burningham stated that the current transportation impact fee for commercial land use was adopted at 5% of what was actually recommended in 1997. He stated that the significant change in the transportation fee is the largest increase on commercial property. Mr. Burningham explained that the final slide in the presentation showed the other cities that were used as comparisons. He said that some of the communities that were used don?t have power impact fees. He stated that some of the cities are part of a water district and don?t provide their own water or sewer. He said in terms of a single family dwelling unit the recommended impact fee would be just under $9,500. He said that the median range is between $8,700 to $8,800. Council Member Orton asked how many of the cities listed on the comparison chart were addressing their impact fees. Mr. Burningham said that almost all of them other than Layton and perhaps Logan are or have recently addressed impact fees. Council Member Orton asked Mr. Burningham if he knew what the City of Herriman was doing with its impact fees. St. George City Council Minutes July 20, 2006 Page Fourteen Mr. Burningham said that they didn?t include Herriman because it is a smaller community. He said that their impact fee is closer to $15,000. He said that their park impact fee is $3,400 for a single family dwelling. Council Member Bunker asked if Logan was low because of the factors that Mr. Burningham mentioned. Mr. Burningham stated that their sewer is on a regional basis and they don?t charge a transportation or public safety impact fee. Council Member Orton asked if they did a comparable list for businesses. Mr. Burningham said they did. He said that for a 8,500 sq. ft. commercial property the fee in St. George would be $31,607 compared to $68,254 in South Jordan; $53,809 in Draper; $14,905 in Logan; $52,656 in Riverton; and $39,701 in Layton. Council Member Gardner asked if any of the other communities listed are paying additional impact fees as the City is also with the Conservancy District. He said that the true impact includes the additional fee. Mr. Burningham said that Riverton, Draper and South Jordan have about a $4,800 impact fee from the Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District that is not included in the figures listed on the Comparable Impact Fee slide. Council Member Orton said that no other city in the state had been impacted by growth the way St. George has. He said that the City Council needs to be very sensitive to that. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. Mr. Ed Baca stated that he is a concerned citizen. He said that the Energy Services Capital Plan is comprehensive and well done. Mr. Baca stated that he wanted to represent the interests of homeowners and residents who have paid for current and past development. He said that the issue before the council is who should pay for the growth. He asked the council to exercise their talents and wisdom in making a decision that would be the right course of action for the City in seeking all of these funds. He asked that they consider present users and residents in the issues of raising property taxes or user fees. Council Member Gardner stated that he thinks the City needs the impact fees but he is concerned about the law of unintended consequences. He said that the City needs to be concerned about workforce housing, our children, our grandchildren, those who are in the housing market, who are anxious to have their own opportunities. He stated that St. George has been built on the heritage of pay it forward. He said the City has always built for the future and that he doesn?t think it should get to the point where the City does not feel some obligation to those who come after us. He said that he thinks the City Council has to be careful in saying that it doesn?t have any obligation to look at others who would want to live here. He said that $10,000 may be the difference in someone being able to get financing or not. Mr. Mike Gardner stated that he is the current President of the Southern Utah Homebuilders Association. He said that SUHBA has had several constructive discussions with the City Manager and department heads regarding various financing vehicles for providing public improvements. He said that they applaud the City for exercising caution concerning any attempt to finance facilities that are not currently provided through the general fund, inter-government transfers or grants. Mr. Gardner said that it is the responsibility of the Council to consider circumstances that would justify the City charging less than the consultant?s recommended highest fee justified by the study. He said that the proposed impact fee analysis before the Council states that an inflation component is included in all capital project costs to be constructed in fiscal year 2007 and beyond. He said that SUHBA?s concern is that residents purchasing permits today will pay the same cost as those purchasing permits in ten years. He said that the dollar today represents more to current residents versus the same dollar value in ten years that will be less due to inflation factors. He said that the recent impact fee analysis prepared for the Washington County Water Conservancy District states that the fee is structured to account for the time value of money as stated in the Impact Fees Act. The impact fees are to be increased annually by 5% to account for the time value of money to ensure that the burden is equitable spread from a real cost perspective. Mr. Gardner said that there have been changes in the use of infrastructure over time that has reduced the impact of public improvements per capita. He said that water and power conservation are two excellent examples of reducing the use per capita. He said that those factors would not be reflected in historical figures to estimate future use. He said that the Southern Utah Homebuilders Association recently presented an extensive local economic impact model to the community. He stated that residential growth contributes a significant economic benefit to the community. He said that the Southern Utah Homebuilders Association proposes that the current capital facilities plan and impact fees studies be adopted at a maximum 90% of the highest fee justified by the impact fee analysis presented. He said that SUHBA also requested that the impact fee increase determined by the Council be implemented in 25% increments over a year to soften impact fee increases particularly when taking into consideration the recently passed Washington County Water Conservancy District impact fee of $4,000. St. George City Council Minutes July 20, 2006 Page Fifteen Council Member Gardner asked Mr. Burningham to respond to Mr. Mike Gardner?s reference to the 5% escalator versus another approach. Mr. Burningham stated that they are aware that Washington County Water Conservancy District recently adopted an impact fee that started out quite a bit lower than what was justified and that will be increased 5% annually until it gets to an amount of $25,000 for one single family dwelling unit. He said that there are a couple of differences with respect to the Capital Facility Plan. He said that the Washington County Water Conservancy District is looking at a nearly $1 billion capital facility plan over thirty years. He said the major project is the Lake Powell pipeline which will come to fruition in the next seven or eight years. He stated that it was a policy decision by the Conservancy District to adopt a fee now that is only $4,400 even though what was justified under the same methodology typically used would be $10,000. He said that by increasing the fee by 5% annually it will reach $25,000 in approximately twenty-five years. Mr. Burningham stated that the Capital Facility Plan is not a document that is complete and put on the shelf. He said that the recommendation to the Council is that the plan needs to be addressed and updated for costs on a yearly basis. He said that each year the City should identify what impact fees have been collected, account for where they have been used and make certain they are being used toward the Capital Facility Plan. Mr. Scott Hirshi stated that he is with County Economic Development. He stated that he is concerned about the commercial/industrial aspect of the proposed fees. He said that the formula used for impervious surfaces proposes that the coverage would be 90%. He stated that in his experience that is a high percentage. He explained that the paving and surface for the footprint of a building is generally less than that. He said that he is not suggesting that the figure be lowered but that it be looked at site specific. He stated that industrial projects are usually very large acreage-wise. He said that he would like each project to be looked at individually in order to determine what the impervious coverage of the acreage is and charge accordingly based on the impact figure that is recommended. He said the impact fee should be determined on the actual coverage not on a predetermined percentage of coverage. He said that a concern he has on the power impact fee is there is a cost allocated to growth for the Millcreek gas generation plant. He said that in the past generation has always been paid for in rates. He said that it appears from the study that part of the cost of that plant is now going to be covered by impact fees. He stated that he doesn?t agree with that. He said that rates should pay for generation. Mr. Hirshi stated that he did an estimate on what he believed was a fairly typical industrial facility to see what the cost difference would be. He said that it shows an increase of about 100%. He explained that it was a hypothetical project with a 100,000 sq. ft. building on ten acres of property. He said that he estimated current fees to be around $70,000 and the proposed the fees would be $144,000 if the impact fees recommended at 100% were adopted. He stated that the implementation should be done in phases and he recommended that in the case of industrial it be 10% per quarter, which would take about two and one-half years for the increase to be absorbed through the permitting process. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the Millcreek Plant is not intended to be used for day to day generation but only for peaking based on demands. Director of Energy Services Phil Solomon said that the impact fee recommendation shows that only 41% of the Millcreek Plant is being allocated to growth. He said that the remainder is covered by rates. He said that they are looking at a $60 million investment in a generation facility in the Bonanza area and none of that is being allocated to impact fees because of retiring contracts that the City currently has and the fact that the plant will be a base load plant that will run 24/7. He said that through a series of analysis and computations figured that approximately 41% of the plans are attributed to growth strictly due to peaking. Mr. Gilbert Jennings said that he represents the Ft. Pierce Industrial Park and commercial development. He said that he would like to reiterate what Mr. Hirshi said about the industrial setting. He said that the economic base in the City is out of balance. He said that the City should have an industrial/manufacturing base that is 15% of the economy and currently it is about 7%. He stated that he has been working with a company for about two years to get them to come to St. George and a conversation he had with them that day centered around the proposed impact fees. He said that the company has 120 days to conduct a feasibility study to decide whether they want to continue with the project. Mr. Jennings said that they are looking at a significant difference in impact fees when considering a 40 acre site. He said that trying to compute the proposed fee schedule is confusing. He asked that the fee schedule and explanation of how the fees are computed be looked at. He said that in the Fire Protection and Police areas it is very confusing on how to actually compute the exact calc...


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... Sue Swensen advised that the city had a hard time getting proposals. The Police Department had need of an architect, so he was asked if he would also submit a bid for design of the cemetery building. She recommended award of the bid to Les Stoker with Mesa Consulting Group in the amount of $14,400. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to award the bid to Les Stoker with Mesa Consulting Group in the amount of $14,400. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. RESOLUTION: Consider approval of a resolution adjusting the common boundary line with Santa Clara City in the northwest area of the Entrada development. John Willie, representing the applicant, explained that at one point the subject property was part of Santa Clara City. When Entrada came along, the property was annexed to St. George City, but was never developed as part of the Entrada project. Shan Gubler would now like to include this property as part of his development in Santa Clara City. City Attorney Shawn Guzman stated his only concern was that there are several homes in St. George which are located next to the property in question and there would be a row on homes in St. George, then two in Santa Clara, then more in St. George, and there would be water and power service issues. He stated that the City Council could not include anything in its motion that would be enforceable against Santa Clara, and any approval could be conditional upon Mr. Gubler agreeing not to build a home on that street. John Willie said that while he thought the two lots facing the street would not be built on, he would get the information and would let the City know prior to the formal action adjusting the boundary line. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to approve the resolution of intent. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Bunker - aye Council Member Gardner - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. RESOLUTION: Consider approval of a resolution adopting G.R.A.M.A. fees. City Attorney Shawn Guzman explained that the city has been charging $.25 a page for copying fees, but staff feels this is excessive. He recommended reducing the charge to $.10 per page, along with the other recommended fees. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker 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 Bunker - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Orton - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. RESOLUTION: Consider approval of a resolution adopting a shared use agreement for ingress and egress in the platted area adjacent to Lots 5 and 39 of the Valley View Heights Subdivision along the alignment of Donlee Drive. This item was tabled. RESOLUTION: Consider approval of a resolution authorizing staff to submit an application to the BLM to obtain 120 acres of land over the top of the west black ridge for Recreation and Public Purposes. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the resolution. St. George City Council Minutes July 7, 2005 Page Three SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. Leisure Services Director Kent Perkins advised that the master plan, time line and budget will be presented to the Mayor and Council for review before submittal. 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 Council Member Allen - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. RESOLUTION (CONTINUED): Consider approval of a resolution adopting a shared use agreement for ingress and egress in the platted area adjacent to Lots 5 and 39 of the Valley View Heights Subdivision along the alignment of Donlee Drive. This item was tabled. Jim Coleman inquired why the item was tabled. Public Works Director Larry Bulloch replied that there was some confusion regarding the status of the property. It was initially thought the road was a public, dedicated road, however, it was determined that the property is owned fee title by the City, and further discussion is needed to consider whether the city wants to encumber that land with a permanent access easement. The City Manager is out of town and staff does not feel comfortable making a recommendation at this time. Mr. Coleman replied that he was not opposed to or objecting to the postponement. Mayor McArthur advised that the matter would be scheduled on the next agenda. LOCAL CONSENT: Consider approval of local consent for a restaurant liquor license for Las Palmeras Restaurant. Misael Aramis Romero, applicant. Business License Officer Laura Woolsey explained that Las Palmeras currently holds a beer license but would like to sell beverages with a higher alcohol content. The application is in order. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to approve the local consent. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Gardner. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. MOBILE CATERING LICENSE: Consider approval of a mobile catering license for Nelly?s Catering. Nelly J. Diaz and Edgar Garcia, applicants. Business License Officer Laura Woolsey explained that route approval was needed. The applicant would also be able to sell at the park during soccer games. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Allen to approve the mobile catering license. 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 reminded the applicants to adhere to the route approved by the City Council, and to be mindful of any litter created by their patrons. SPECIAL EVENT PERMIT: Consider approval of a special event permit for a farmer?s market. Zion Factory Stores, applicant. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the special event permit. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. SPECIAL EVENT PERMIT: Consider approval of a special event permit for music with a DJ. Laser Mania, applicant. Business License Officer Laura Woolsey explained that the security plan had been approved by Lorin Johnson, and the Fire Marshall will inspect the premises before the dance. St. George City Council Minutes July 7, 2005 Page Four MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to approve the special event permit. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. SIGN HEIGHT: Consider approval of sign heights for the Stephen Wade dealership. Stephen Wade, applicant. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained the current sign provisions limit signs in PD Commercial zones to monument signs unless a site plan is approved by the City Council. Hilton Drive is listed on a proposed list as a major street and is within 1500' of the interchange and could have a pole sign. The applicant would like to have pole signs around the full perimeter of the site, and Black Ridge Drive is not designated as a pole sign street. Neither the applicant nor his representative is present. MOTION: A motion to table the item until the next meeting was made by Council Member Orton. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. LAND DONATION: Consider acceptance of a land donation along the Middleton Wash from the Foxborough Homeowners Association. Leisure Services Director Kent Perkins explained that a portion of the City?s trail is located on the Association?s property. The Association has agreed to donate this .03 acres of property to the City. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to accept the donation with thanks. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. DONATION AGREEMENT: Consider approval of a donation agreement with Bodega Bay, LC for donation of fossil specimens. Leisure Services Director Kent Perkins explained that Darcy Stewart and his partners have donated $1.5 million in the form of a wall at the museum. 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. PUBLIC HEARING/PRELIMINARY PLATS: Public hearing to consider approval of the following preliminary plats: Shinava Subdivision at Entrada; Sunrise Springs at Entrada; Serenity Hills Phase 3; Foremaster Ridge Phases 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8; and Franklin?s Place Subdivision. Associate Planner Mark Bradley explained that there is a new state law which requires public hearings and notification for any subdivision of land. Sunrise Springs at Entrada: Associate Planner Mark Bradley explained that the applicant would like to create a subdivision with 22 single family residential lots and 23 single family detached patio homes. The property is located on the west side of the Entrada Planned Development off of Chaco Trail. The Planning Commission recommended approval. At the meeting there was discussion about the road master plan on the west side. Richard Allen, Project Manager for Split Rock, explained that he was working with Santa Clara and Ivins on the lava field open space issue. The 60' local road is not intended to carry a lot of traffic, and the western corridor from Snow Canyon Parkway which connects with the I-15 and new airport will be the main traffic-carrying road. Traffic studies identify the project as a destination resort village that spans two cities. All roads will be public with the exception of one at the Entrada boundary. 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 Whatcott to approve the preliminary plat. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. St. George City Council Minutes July 7, 2005 Page Five Shinava Subdivision at Entrada: Associate Planner Mark Bradley explained that the applicant would like to create a subdivision with 33 single family residential detached patio homes and 16 commercial rental inn units. The property is located west of Snow Canyon Parkway off of Entrada Trail and Sinagua Trail. The Planning Commission recommended approval subject to resolving the grading concern at the northwesterly portion of the development in reference to the amount of area to be graded. Council Member Orton inquired if the City required a traffic study City Attorney Shawn Guzman commented that this is a unique situation where the bulk of the project is in other cities, yet all the traffic will funnel on to St. George City streets which were never planned for the amount of traffic being generated. Associate Planner Mark Bradley commented that generally traffic studies are required for projects with over 100 units within the City limits. He suggested that perhaps it was time to meet with adjacent communities on roadway connectivity issues. Council Member Allen suggested the matter be tabled until the MPO could look at it. Mr. Bradley commented that the request would have to go through a public hearing procedure in order to eliminate a road, however, the applicant is not before the City Council this evening to eliminate the road. Joe Plat, representing Split Rock, explained that two parcels are part of the original agreement with Entrada and the City, and no additional units are being asked for. The road elimination would only affect 2000 North, and it would reduce traffic on that street. Snow Canyon Parkway is the logical and eventual route. Council Member Orton commented that the City Council?s concern is the impact traffic from Ivins and Santa Clara will have on parkways planned just for St. George traffic. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. Marge Schuler, a resident of Entrada, advised that at community meetings many residents of Entrada voiced their concern about the proposed rental units. Their understanding was that the rental units would be located only at the end of the development and would not be for short term rentals. The CC&Rs ban the residents from renting their own homes for short terms. She objected to rental units in Shinava Ridge, and commented that the notification requirements were inadequate, as a notice should be required for all residents of Entrada since this is a PD and all owners have a stake in the project. Richard Allen, representing Split Rock, explained that in the original Entrada master plan, Shinava Ridge was planned to have 92 units, but this figure was dropped to 49. The area designated for C-2 was in the master plan as commercial, and the proposal is market driven and is well within the bounds of the 2002 Entrada master plan. Ms. Schuler commented that the commercial units were the problem, not the density. Council Member Bunker inquired if there had been any discussion about more connectivity within the neighborhood, as three dead-ends are planned. Mr. Plat replied that because the homes are large custom homes facing the ridge, the developer and homeowners asked Split Rock to do everything it could to keep from daylighting the homes on the ridge. The property in question is difficult due to its grades, and the only way to not daylight the units on the ridge and come up with 49 units is the proposal at hand. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to approve the preliminary plat subject to a meeting with all affected communities to discuss traffic impacts before final plat approval. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. Serenity Hills Phase 3: Associate Planner Mark Bradley explained that the applicant would like to create a subdivision phase with five single family residential lots located north of 2000 South at approximately 2580 East. The Planning Commission recommended approval subject to proposed retaining wall height and locations being worked out with the city engineering department and the height of the walls required to meet the new rock wall standards as currently adopted under a temporary zoning ordinance placed by the City Council on June 2, 2005. 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 preliminary plat subject to the recommendations of the Planning Commission. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. Franklin?s Place: Associate Planner Mark Bradley explained that the applicant would like to create a subdivision with 38 single family residential lots located at the southwest corner of St. George City Council Minutes July 7, 2005 Page Six the intersection of 2450 South Street and Little Valley Drive. The proposal is to deed to the City a portion of land from the south cul-de-sac to the area along the canal for an equestrian trail and other trail access to tie into the Seegmiller Park area. The Planning Commission recommended approval subject to establishment of a development agreement for improvements along 2450 South if they are unable to acquire the property between them and the City right-of-way. Ron Read is working with them on the development agreement which will be ready prior to the final plat. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing. MOTION: A motion to approve the preliminary plat was made by Council Member Gardner. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen. Sylvia Seegmiller inquired where the trail would be accessed, and if the canal would be covered. Jim Raines advised that he was working with the City to determine whether to pipe the canal or not, and also to determine the final location of the trail. The trail will be along the right-of-way, on the north side of the canal. Sylvia Seegmiller inquired where the trailhead would be. Mr. Raines replied that there would be no trailhead. The trail would be from Red Butte Estates to the planned new park. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that the plan is to take the trail through the subdivisions to River Road to the Ft. Pierce Wash. Sylvia Seegmiller inquired where people would park their cars and horse trailers. Mayor McArthur commented that there will be parking at Seegmiller Park and a trailhead in that area. Council Member Gardner explained that the trails through the subdivisions were for access by residents of the neighborhood. Council Member Whatcott inquired if the homes fronting Little Valley Road would need a circular driveway. Mr. Nicholson replied that yes, a circular driveway would be needed. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. Foremaster Ridge Phases 4-8: Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that this item would have to be tabled until after the public hearing in 3D. PUBLIC HEARING/AMEND PD ZONE/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider amendment of the Bloomington Courtyard Planned Development Zone to revise the permitted use list to allow for a hotel and obtain a height increase for the hotel at 144 West Brigham Road. Hal Magleby, applicant. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that the applicant is requesting an amendment to a PD zone to allow a hotel and height increase above the 35' normal height limit. The proposed Wingate hotel will be four stories with a parapet wall and sign to a total height of 57', 21' above the basic roof line, because this area of Bloomington does not allow pole signs. A traffic analysis was prepared by Carter Burgess. The Bloomington Courtyard project contains 28,000 sq. ft. of floor area with 14,000 in retail and the rest in office space. The hotel would provide a slight decrease in traffic impact. The overall project is required to have 421 parking spaces. The Planning Commission recommends approval. Monte Magleby, representing the applicant, explained that the PD Commercial zoning was approved 15 years ago, and the area was master planned commercial. Meetings were held with the Bloomington Community Council and also the neighborhood association that borders the property. There is a slight reduction in the traffic impact for the hotel vs. office space, with a significant reduction at peak hours. A hotel is a permitted use and was originally on the list, but was crossed off. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. Don Baptist, a resident in Casa del Rio, advised he was asked by the association to speak in its behalf. He is also the owner of suites 22 and 23 in the Bloomington Courtyard project. It is clear from the minutes of the City Council and Planning Commission meetings that this PD was created to serve as a buffer between the residential and commercial areas of Bloomington, and its use was specifically restricted to retail, professional office, and restaurants. Also when approved, the plan was for all one-story buildings. From the minutes, the City Manager and City Council were clear that the PD was not to be considered a normal commercial zone and that the uses would be limited and restricted. Clint Weston commented that the proposed hotel is high quality and the proposal is reasonable and will provide economic opportunities for other businesses in the Bloomington area. St. George City Council Minutes July 7, 2005 Page Seven Royce Jones commented that he wholeheartedly supported the project as it will fulfill completion of the Courtyard project and compliment existing businesses. Susan Nelson, President of the Casa del Rio Assocaition, expressed concern about the change in density, use, and hours, and asked the City Council to protect the integrity of the residential neighborhood. John Bowen advised that he is a restauranteur who is moving to the Courtyard project and that the proposed hotel will be a tremendous addition to the Courtyard project. Mike Thorn advised that he routinely walks about Walmart during the late night and early morning hours and reports the criminal activity he sees. He encouraged the developers of the hotel to consider evergreen trees instead of deciduous trees. He encouraged the City Council to consider where big trucks will park when visiting the hotel and suggested that the hotel parking not be allowed for this use. He stated that nearby culdesacs in residential areas have been ripped up by trucks. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised that truck parking on residential streets is not allowed and will be addressed. Roger Tarlton, a resident on the corner of Rancho Circle and West Brigham Road, explained that truckers routinely park on Brigham Road, and in addition make unsafe u-turns by his home. He stated this affects the quality and value of the neighborhood. He asked about the hotel parking plan to accommodate trailers, boats and campers. He suggested that signs be installed in the residential neighborhoods advised that parking of large trucks and u-turns are not allowed. Mayor McArthur advised Mr. Tarlton that staff would meet with him tomorrow about placement of the signs and enforcement. Mr. Tarlton expressed concern about overflow parking from the hotel. Shirley Baptist stated that hotel check in time is 3:00 p.m. and check out time is in the morning, and these are peak times for traffic in the roundabout and off-ramps. She stated she did not believe the hotel would be a decrease in traffic impact and that the four story hotel would overlook the church parking lot and daycare center in the Bloomington Courtyard. Debbie Clark, a resident of Bloomington and employee of the developer, stated it has been wonderful the past few years to see an increase in tenants at the Courtyard, and the hotel would assure success of additional restaurants and retail in the area. David Ruse commented that wherever there is a Walmart, the areas adjacent to it are benefitted, and the area will succeed even without the hotel. He stated his main concern with the hotel is that it is four stories, the lighting, lack of a buffer zone, security and noise issues. Paul Wilson commented that the original justification for the Courtyard by the developers was to provide direct services for the community, including retail, professional office and restaurants. The City Council has an obligation to protect the integrity of the neighborhood, and a hotel is not in accordance with ?direct services.? Lee Van Fleet commented that a large truck broke the sidewalk and curb in front of his home, and he commented that the roundabout was a deathtrap. Monte Magleby advised that the PD zone allows for sale of individual units, and phase one included a two story unit. He committed to controlling the lighting to make sure there was no light pollution, and advised that the six foot solid wall is a barrier and will help with headlights. The lighting will shine to the east and will not affect the neighborhoods. No truck parking will be allowed in the parking lot. Council Member Allen inquired about the price of rooms. Mr. Magleby replied that the hotel is mid-class, and room prices will eventually come in over $100. He stated there will be beautiful landscaping, and that he would be happy to commit to a significant portion of evergreens on their side of the wall. Large 24" box trees will be planted, and he will look into using privets and mondale pines to provide more buffering. Scott Ottley expressed concern about traffic and commented the builder could not control the traffic. By the time the trucks arrive, it will be too late and they will turn around in the residential cul-de-sacs. He inquired why the building had to face south with access off Brigham Road instead of on the Walmart side. He also expressed concern about noise. There being no further public comment, Mayor McArthur closed the public hearing. Council Member Gardner inquired of the applicant why four stories was desired vs. three stories. Mr. Magleby replied that the primary reason for four stories was because of the topography of the site and feasibility studies. Visibility was vital for success of the hotel, and the pad is ten feet lower than the front of the Courtyard project. Council Member Allen inquired about the possibility of a different entrance. Mr. Magleby stated he would use every effort to place signage to direct traffic to 2700 South and use the entrance on that side. St. George City Council Minutes July 7, 2005 Page Eight Scott Lee commented that the hotel would grossly increase the number of unfamiliar people using the roundabout and residential streets. Council Member Bunker commented that while she felt the hotel would be an asset to St. George, it was not right for this location because it overlooked the church parking lot where children play. Additionally, the hotel does not provide a buffer between commercial and residential zoning and the beauty of the area will be blocked by the hotel. It seems to her that the hotel will make the area look crowded and out of character with the Courtyard. Council Member Orton commented that as a resident of Bloomington he would prefer a hotel over 50 other possible uses, and there are hotels off every off-ramp throughout the state. While he was not sure this was a good location for the hotel, St. George has grown from 35,000 to 70,000 since the applicant began the Courtyard project, and a past City Council decision cannot bind future Councils. Council Member Gardner commented that while he originally had concerns about the height, the computer generated images helped alleviate his concerns and it appears the hotel will blend nicely into the neighborhood. Council Member Allen commented that her biggest concern was the proximity of the homes to the hotel, and the hotel removes the buffer between the homes and commercial area. Council Member Whatcott commented that while the City Council recognizes both sides of the issue, in order for a business to be successful it has to attract clientele. He stated in his opinion the hotel was better than a dollar store, and will have a lesser impact on traffic in the area and is the best fit for the area. It appears the real issue is the trucks, and the City needs to address these concerns. City Attorney Shawn Guzman commented that the truck problem can be solved with enforcement and signage. Council Member Allen commented that there were also overnight trucks and trailers using the Walmart parking lot. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised that the City can go after Walmart for allowing this to happen. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to amend the permitted uses to include a hotel, with the height variance just under 38' for the roofline and 57' for the parapet, with the stipulations recommended by the Planning Commission, and an agreement that any roofline seen from I-15 will be covered, and blend in with the area. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Gardner. City Attorney Shawn Guzman inquired about requirements for landscaping and lighting, and inquired if the City Council wanted to see the final plan. Council Member Whatcott recommended that staff review the final plan as it knows what the City Council wants, and the applicant has a track record of great landscaping. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Bunker - no Council Member Allen - no The motion carried. Mayor McArthur called for a five minute break. PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider a zone change from R-1-10 to C-2 on 5.83 acres located at 1160 South and about 100 East, west of the Fiesta Fun Center. Jim McArthur, applicant. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that the property in question used to be owned by Kendall Empey. Mr. McArthur purchased it and cleaned it up. The request is consistent with the general plan, and the Planning Commission recommends approval. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the zone change by ordindance. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye St. George City Council Minutes July 7, 2005 Page Nine Council Member Bunker - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Orton - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/AMEND ROAD MASTER PLAN/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider amendment of the Road Master Plan for Foremaster Ridge to delete a proposed 60 foot road which would be the extension of East Ridge Drive which would tie into Five Sisters Drive at 540 South. Doug Rogers, applicant. Traffic Engineer Aron Baker distributed a handout projecting what kinds of traffic would be using the subject streets. He reviewed the handout and summarized by recommending two streets - one 50' and 60'. Doug Rogers, applicant, explained that all he wanted to do was relocate the master planned road, as they are general in nature and not location specific. He explained that the property is zoned R-1-8, and the project was reduced from 164 lots to 62 lots. He stated he did not want a 60' road because of the increase in speed allowed on a 60' road. Mr. Baker clarified that he used traffic figures for the entire bluff, not just Mr. Rogers? development, and there will be more traffic than that portrayed by Mr. Rogers. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. Warren Hannig, a resident of East Ridge, advised that he was the developer of the East Ridge Subdivision, and the City required him to have a 60' road which cost him five to six lots. The master road plan at that time showed a 60' road all the way to Five Sisters Drive, and he saw no reason to change the road plan. He urged the City Council to take into consideration the traffic that will come from the Factory Outlet Stores as well as off Foremaster Drive. Scott Ronkin stated that if cars are parking on both sides of a 50' street, it is impossible for two cars to pass. He presented petitions from residents of Crestline Drive against the proposal, and he stated that abandonment of the roadway would force a lot of traffic from the Foremaster development to the East Ridge development. Dick Matthews stated that the traffic pattern as indicated by Aron Baker shows a real problem with just one road, and his major concern is in case of an emergency and only a 50' road. The master plan calls for a 60' road to hook into Five Sisters Drive. Additionally, if a 60' road was required for East Ridge, a 60' road should be required for Foremaster, and he recommended denial of the request. Suzanne Shiner commented that she will be building on Five Sisters and is opposed to eliminating the 60' road as a development of that size needs to have two roads for access and to alleviate traffic congestion, as well as for safety reasons. She stated that Crestline Drive would not be adequate to handle all the extra traffic created by elimination of the 60' master planned roadway. Doyle Thompson advised that he was opposed to the request, as it did not consider the impact on homes already there in terms of the traffic pattern or emergency access. Bruce Vandry suggested a need to control traffic on the cross street where cars are going to go from Crestline to East Ridge. He stated traffic would be increased on his street, and the government has a responsibility to preserve the quality of the existing communities. Ryan Jolley, with Alpha Engineering, representing the American West group, commented that a road to be 50 South is planned as well as new lots in East Ridge Phase 6 where it abuts Foremaster Ridge property. He stated they currently have the water line planned to be stubbed to East Ridge Drive. If the culdesacs as proposed by the applicant are allowed, they will be forced to install a knuckle to make their project work, and there will be additional cost to his clients which they will expect to be footed by Foremaster Ridge. George Weyher commented that the master planned road should remain in place as the amendment will benefit the developer only and has nothing to do with the people already living there. John Voss explained that there is already all kinds of pass-through traffic that tries to avoid the intersection so they come up the hill and down Crestline. An unidentified man from the audience inquired if there had been any benefit identified as far as abandoning the current road master plan. An unidentified man from the audience advised that the Foremaster developers had sold several lots in the proposed area before plat approval, and inquired if this was appropriate. City Attorney Shawn Guzman replied that developers can take reservations, but until the plat is approved lots cannot be sold. Steve Day, applicant, advised that lots in Phase 3 have been sold, but Phase 3 is a recorded subdivision. Reservations only have been taken for Phases 4-8. As far as any benefit to the public, there is a decrease in density and the larger lots will allow the homes to be set further back from the ridgeline. St. George City Council Minutes July 7, 2005 Page Ten Warren Hannig commented that if the applicant insists on relocating the road, it should be carried on down the property between them and East Ridge and cut across at some point to their subdivision in order not to create more traffic in East Ridge since they are the ones creating the problem. Jim Raines, Bush and Gudgell Engineering, representing the applicant, explained that the applicants are trying to reduce traffic through their subdivision. There being no further public comment, Mayor McArthur closed the public hearing. City Engineer Dave Demas explained that originally a road plan was put together which shows the extension of East Ridge Drive connecting into Five Sisters along the extension of Crestline Drive. It is important that both roads connect. A 60' road on one end was always master planned to connect to Five Sisters Drive. After working with the developers, it was discovered that there is a corner parcel not owned by either Foremaster or East Ridge which may prevent the entire 60' width, but it was always intended to go through. A preliminary plat showing this was approved. Water, sewer, and drainage were all master planned and put in the roadway. The reason it was not shown on the master plan is when a recent revision came through a year ago, this is when it was noticed and it was put in per the plans at that time. Also, the proposed traffic pattern would create a significant problem at intersections, and the flows would be unbalanced and difficult to handle from a traffic control standpoint. A knuckle violates design standards and is not allowed on a 60' street. Doug Rogers commented that when the 60' road was master planned, it was designed to serve an R-1-8 project, and both roads were needed. However, a 62% reduction in density takes away that need. The reduction in density benefits everyone on the hill because of the overall reduction in traffic, and a 60' street will increase traffic. If the project is redesigned as an R-1-8 project, there will be more traffic on the roads. Traffic Engineer Aron Baker commented that a 60' road will accommodate more cars but not increase the speed of traffic. Council Member Orton commented that the City?s number one problem is traffic, and if every subdivision in every neighborhood asked for elimination of 50% of the roadways in that subdivision, there would no way to move traffic. He stated he would have a hard time going against the advice of the City?s traffic engineers and staff in order to eliminate a master planned road. City Engineer Dave Demas explained that normally 50' roads are not shown on the master plan unless there are controversial issues. Staff did not feel there was a controversy in this location because the preliminary plat had already been approved which showed the roadway and utilities in place. Staff?s numbers show that the planned roadways will handle the traffic pattern better and provide better connectivity and circulation and less impact on existing streets. Doug Rogers advised that ten knuckles have been approved by the City in the last two years. Council Member Whatcott commented that the density did not matter to him, as that was market driven. While the applicants have laid out a good plan and do a good job, the problem is that the residents to the north will be adversely affected by a single road. The City designed the road system recognizing the R-1-8 zone, and if it had planned for less it would have been derelict in its duty. It must always plan for the maximum, but it cannot be faulted for designing two roads to potentially handle what could happen on the hill. It now falls on R&D Development to find a solution in order not to negatively impact the residents to the north, and the design proposed by them does not do this. There are alternative solutions, such as an S curve to slow traffic, and two roads diffuse traffic much better than one road. Council Member Gardner commented his personal preference would be to have fewer neighbors. However, there are options for connectivity not addressed relating to the proposed street. MOTION: A motion to deny the request was made by Council Member Orton. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. Council Member Orton suggested the developers meet with staff on a resolution so that staff can make a positive recommendation to the City Council. Steve Day, applicant, stated they will then be forced to do two roads, as City staff is not willing to consider anything else. Council Member Orton reiterated that it would be hard for him to approve anything that staff did not support. Mr. Day commented they may be forced to do an R-1-8 subdivision. Council Member Orton commented that if the property is zoned R-1-8, they have that right. Council Member Gardner commented there is a question as to whether there is one or two master planned roads, and the applicants are just proposing to move the roadway. If the road were to remain 60', it would be consistent with the subdivision to the north and the master plan. Council Member Allen commented that the offer to set the homes further back from the ridgeline would have meant more to her at the very beginning of building the subdivision St. George City Council Minutes July 7, 2005 Page Eleven phases as the view of the ridgeline is already affected, and the threat of building an R-1-8 subdivision had no effect on her. Council Member Bunker commented that while she appreciated the developers trying to reduce the density, the proposal for cul-de-sacs goes against good planning practices. She commented that with a little work a compromise could be made so that there could still be less density and the traffic pattern altered so that it did not adversely affect the residents to the north. Council Member Whatcott commented he felt there would be an adverse effect on the residents to the north. He commented that staff should be willing to step out of the box to take the time to look at potential options, such as an S curve. Doug Rogers commented that 93 culdesacs have recently been approved by the City. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Bunker - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Gardner - nay The motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/DEFINITION OF FAMILY/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider amendment of Title 10, St. George City Code, to revise the definition of family for housing occupancy purposes to limit the number of unrelated persons and provide a definition for immediate family. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained the change is necessitated by problems in code enforcement with excessive numbers of people living in a single family home. Changes in definitions are also recommended. Another proposed change deals with the number of unrelated people which may reside together in a dwelling unit. Staff is proposing that this number be reduced from four to one. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised that he could include language that would allow guardianships to be included in the definition of immediate family. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. Selinda Larson, an employee of DCFS, advised that she works with foster families, and the state limits the number of foster children allowed based on how large the home is, how many bedrooms there are, etc. Each child has to have 60 sq. ft. of sleeping space. Gloria Shakespeare commented that the size of home is being looked at as part of the new rental ordinance, and is patterned after the Tempe ordinance which addresses how many people can live in a home based on square footage of the bedrooms. The definition of family needs to be changed for quality of life issues and to make enforcement easier for the code enforcement officers. She proposed that the number of unrelated persons residing together in a single dwelling unit be reduced from four to three. Doug Alder commented that a better definition of family was needed. Kristine Victoria suggested that a cap should be placed on how many residents can occupy a home, even if related. Mayor McArthur replied that this would be addressed in the rental ordinance. Edward Southwick commented that staff?s recommendation to limit the number of unrelated persons residing in one dwelling unit is reasonable and is a safety and quality of life issue, and the neighbors to overcrowded homes should be consdiered. Jim McArthur advised that he contacted property management offices who have no problem reducing the number of non-related residents from four to three. This number has been tried and tested and yet gives the city the opportunity to tighten its standards. There being no further public comment, Mayor McArthur closed the public hearing. Council Member Orton inquired which cities have limited their unrelated residents to three and four. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson replied that Sedona and Sandy limit unrelated residents to four, and Ft. Collins and Salt Lake City limit unrelated residents to three. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the ordinance limiting unrelated residents in one dwelling unit to three. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. Council Member Orton commented he felt three was too restrictive and that the city should be sensitive to the needs of all people and he did not think that four college students in one dwelling unit was the cause of the problem. St. George City Council Minutes July 7, 2005 Page Twelve SECOND RETRACTED: Council Member Whatcott retracted his second. AMENDED MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the ordinance, leaving the number of unrelated residents allowed within one dwelling unit at four. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. Dorothy Norton commented that four unrelated residents also bring problems of parking boats, big trucks, and four wheelers, all in inadequate parking space. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Bunker - aye Council Member Orton - 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 June 28, 2005, recommended that public hearings be scheduled for August 4, 2005 at 5:00 p.m. to consider: 1. A zone change request from A-1 to R-1-12 on 6.35 acres located at 1200 South and 3000 East. Larry McEntire, applicant. 2. A request to amend the Sienna Park Condominium portion of the Stonebridge PD Residential zone located at 271 North Country Lane, west of Dixie Drive, to revise the site plan and building elevations. Richard Staples, applicant. 3. A request to amend and extend the final plat for Bloomington Ranches Phase 2 by extending Lot 27 east of the existing phase boundary and divide Lot 27 into two lots located at 3181 S. Nashua Road. Richard Ringwood, applicant. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Allen to schedule the public hearings 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 PLATS: Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held June 28, 2005, recommended approval of the following final plats: 1. Ted Warthen Subdivision with three lots located at the northeast corner of Tuweap Drive and 2000 North intersection. Marc Brown, representative. 2. Painted Desert Estates Phase 6 with 12 single family detached patio homes located south of 2450 South and 1400 East. Ence Brothers Construction, applicant. 3. Escalera Phase I with 31 single family residential lots located at Middleton Drive and 1950 East. Milo McCowan, representative. 4. Ventana Professional Park Phase 3 with nine commercial building pads located at 280 North and 1680 East. Larry Belliston, applicant. 5. Bloomington Courtyard Commercial Center Phase 6 with one commercial building pad located at 2710 South Circle and Pioneer Street. Hal Magleby, applicant. 6. Escalera Phase 2 with 37 single family residential lots located at 1900 East and 1060 North. Milo McCowan, representative. 7. Trailside with eight commercial office units located on Riverside Drive at 1100 East. Richard Kimball, applicant. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to approve the final plats. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. HILLSIDE DEVELOPMENT PERMIT: Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held June 28, 2005 recommended approval of a hillside development permit for a proposed single family residential subdivision located at 2780 East and 1750 South, north of the Serenity Hills subdivision, subject to the following recommendations: 1. Raise the cul-de-sac as much as possible within the city standards to reduce the height of cuts. 2. Lower the no disturb line down to the 2715 ft. contour line (Lots 6 & 7). 3. The no disturb area can be part of the private individual lot with a deed restriction, note on plat, and physical markings on the land, or can be taken over by the City, or a homeowners association established and put in as common area. 4. Acceptance of the new proposed no-disturb line as presented by the applicant at the Planning Commission meeting. 5. Cuts in the competent rock may be at 1/4:1. In areas not stable, a 2:1 slope is required with landscaping for mitigation. 6. Design of the cul-de-sac is based on the outcome of the road master plan alignment. St. George City Council Minutes July 7, 2005 Page Thirteen Mr. Bradley explained that the applicants said they could get more out of the lots if the no disturb area is included in the lot, even though it can?t be developed or built upon. Jason Tuttle, Bush and Gudgell Engineering, explained that people like to own larger lots, even if they can?t build on some of it. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the trade-off of property by dropping the right side and compensating for this by raising the left side, the no-disturb area be staked, and private ownership of the no disturb area. The motion died for lack of a second. Council Member Orton commented that the developers did not voluntarily lower the no disturb line, as this was negotiated by the Hillside Review Board. He commented that if city staff were willing to police it, he had no problem with granting private ownership of the no disturb area, with the understanding that if the property is disturbed, the owner will be cited. City Attorney Shawn Guzman explained that City staff is not able to police this, as it is happening all over the city. The only recourse the City has is to sue civilly to restore what can?t be restored. The City can adopt some criminal sanctions, if desired, to put some teeth into enforcement, but this issue should be part of an information campaign. He recommended putting some criminal penalties in place for violations. However, even with criminal sanctions, the damage would be done. He suggested that signs be placed on the property designating the no disturb line, and requiring developers to mark the job sites, with violations resulting in criminal penalties. Even removal of the sign itself would be a violation of the law. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the hillside development permit subject to posting the property with signs, and working with the city legal department on the signage. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. LOT SPLIT: Assistant Planner Ray Snyder advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held June 28, 2005, recommended approval of a lot split at 1700 East Middleton Drive subject to: 1. Providing separate deeds for each parcel. 2. Providing legal descriptions for each lot. 3. A utilities and drainage easement shall be completed and recorded. 4. The applicant shall submit for review all legal documents to the City Attorney?s Office. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to approve the lot split subject to the recommendations of the Planning Commission. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye except Council Member Gardner who was not present on the stand. The motion carried. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT: Consider approval of a conditional use permit to construct a detached garage with a height up to 19'3" at 1791 W. Phoenix Drive. Mathew Larsen, applicant. Assistant Planner Ray Snyder explained that the applicant?s second submittal meets City requirements. The applicant has pushed back the garage as far as possible, and staff as well as the Planning Commission recommend approval. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner 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. CLEAN STREETS POLICY: Consider approval of a clean streets policy. Public Works Director Larry Bulloch explained that the city has tried allowing contractors and landowners to police themselves, but this has been met with mixed success. Staff recomme...


City Council Minutes 05/17/2006:
...pening prayer was given by Council Member Orton. BUDGET PRESENTATION: Police Chief Marlon Stratton gave a brief overview of the Community Action Teams and explained how they are structured with six Police Officers to each team. He said that there are currently six patrol squads that are assigned to specific neighborhoods for a one year period. Chief Stratton also briefly discussed what had been done to identify and check addresses on registered sex offenders in the City. He stated that he has requested four new Police Officer positions for the upcoming year and additional equipment that will result in an approximate 10% increase over the 2005-2006 budget. Chief Stratton also explained the budget requests for the Police Dispatch Services. He said that they have met with other law enforc...


City Council Minutes 05/20/2004:
...ouraged citizens not to call 911 unless they had a real emergency, and the Police Department?s emergency communication system program has been put into effect. All fire stations will be manned by police, fire department employees, and volunteers, and if someone cannot get through on to 911, they are encouraged to go to their neighborhood fire station where someone will be dispatched to treat the emergency. Mayor McArthur announced that Item 2A to consider award of bid for solid waste pick-up at City facilities would be moved to the end of the agenda and addressed after an executive session. TABLE ITEM: Mayor McArthur advised that Item 2D to consider award of bid for fuel for all City facilities would be tabled from the agenda. Mayor McArthur then invited a Scout from the audience to introduce himself. CONSENT CALENDAR: Consider approval of the financial statement for April, 2004. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Whatcott to approve the financial statement as presented. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. BID OPENING: Consider award of a construction contract for Horseman Road. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen explained that the City and School District entered into an agreement to share the cost of the road. The City received four bids and the low bidder was AT Asphalt. She recommended award of the bid to AT Asphalt in the amount of $564,866.85 St. George City Council Minutes May 20, 2004 Page Two Council Member Whatcott commented that the paperwork provided as an exhibit to this item in the packets was confusing. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen presented the four bids received: AT Asphalt $564,866.85 Cindy Taylor Trucking $597,660.21 HE Davis $679,374.02 Western Rock $736,290.00 City Manager Gary Esplin explained that this bid did not include a chip seal on the road in front of the school but would be full asphalt improvement. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen clarified that one of the line items in the bid was the placement of asphalt road base. Engineer Jay Sandberg explained that the total cost of the project is $564,866.85, with the School District paying $231,000 of this amount. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to award the bid to AT Asphalt in the amount of $564,866.85. 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 the 400 East improvement project. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen explained that plans were picked up by seven contractors, but only two bids were received, as follows: Cindy Taylor Trucking $2,094,220.41 AT Asphalt $2,178,537.92 She recommended award of the bid to the low bidder, Cindy Taylor Trucking, in the amount of $2,094,220.41. Engineer Kathy Hasfurther explained that drainage improvements will extend from the top to bottom of 400 East, and reconstruction of the street from 700 South to the Sunbowl. The bid is for construction costs only, and there will be additional costs for engineering, etc. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Allen to award the bid to the low bidder, Cindy Taylor Construction, in the amount of $2,094,220.41. 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 fuel for all City facilities. This item was tabled. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for custodial/cleaning supplies for 2004-2005. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen recommended the award of bid be split between Waxie Sanitary and Staheli Distributing by purchasing each line item from the low bidder. She recommended that each company be set up for $50,000 for the year, for a total of $100,000. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to award the bid to Waxie Sanitary and Staheli Distributing in the amount of $50,000 each for the year. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Gardner. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. RESOLUTION: Consider approval of a resolution authorizing the condemnation of property for construction of the extension of 200 East Street. St. George City Council Minutes May 20, 2004 Page Three City Manager Gary Esplin stated that he would like this item to be moved to the end of the agenda so that it can first be discussed in an executive session. BEER LICENSE: Consider approval of a beer license for Mr. D?s Chevron at 1946 South River Road. Thomas F. Duce, applicant. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the applicant currently has a beer license at another location. Required background checks were performed, and everything is in order. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to approve the beer license. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. BEER LICENSE: Consider approval of a beer license for the St. George Golf Club Snack Bar. James D. Hood, applicant. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that an independent concessionaire operated the snack bar prior to the new golf pro, James Hood, taking it over. Background checks were performed and everything is in order. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Allen to approve the beer license. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. GRANT AGREEMENT WITH FAA: Consider approval of a grant agreement with the FAA to conduct the Environmental Impact Statement. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the City?s share of the cost of the EIS is 5%. Dave Ulane, Airport Manager, explained that this third grant picks up the remaining cost of the EIS. The City pays only 5% on federal project, and its share will be just over $168,000. Hopefully this will be the last grant needed for the EIS, but if more are needed, the FAA has the ability to do so. The completion date of the EIS is expected to be November, 2005, and right now it is ahead of schedule. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the $2 million cost for the EIS does not take into account the amount spent for an earlier EA done at the recommendation of the FAA. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the agreement. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the City?s match is coming from the passenger facility charges collected at the airport, not from the general fund. SET PUBLIC HEARINGS: Associate Planner Mark Bradley explained that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held May 11, 2004, recommended that public hearings be scheduled for June 17, 2004 at 5:00 p.m. or any time thereafter, to consider the following: (1) A zone change from A-20 to PD Residential on 5.357 acres with 21 single family detached homes and OS on .94 acres located at approximately 2800 S. River Rd. south of the Desert Sands at Painted Desert Subdivision. Riley Richardson, applicant. (2) A zone change from MH to R-1-10 on 39.49 acres located at the northeast corner of the 2000 South and 2580 East intersection. Karl Larsen and Russell Bateman, applicants. (3) A zone change from A-1 to RE-12.5 on 5.10 acres located at 2049 East 2800 South east of River Road. Gary Rink, applicant. St. George City Council Minutes May 20, 2004 Page Four MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Allen to schedule the public hearings for June 17, 2004 at 5:00 p.m. or any time thereafter. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Gardner. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. FINAL PLAT: Associate Planner Mark Bradley explained that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held May 11, 2004, recommended approval of the final plat for River Hollow Phase I. Mervyn Cox is the applicant. Council Member Whatcott inquired if the project included easement rights to expand the road to five lanes. Mr. Bradley replied that it did. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the final plat and authorize the Mayor to sign it. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. PRELIMINARY PLAT: Associate Planner Mark Bradley explained that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held May 11, 2004, recommended approval of the preliminary plat for West Side Commercial Subdivision. Wendell Tobler and Michael Hughes are the applicants. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Whatcott 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. LOT SPLIT: Associate Planner Mark Bradley explained that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held May 11, 2004, recommended approval of a lot split at 1287 W. Bloomington Drive. Steven Davis is the applicant. Staff also recommends approval. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Allen to approve the lot split. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Gardner. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. LOT SPLIT: Associate Planner Mark Bradley explained that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held May 11, 2004, recommended approval of a lot split and access from a private street located at 720 W. Indian Hills Drive subject to a reciprocal access agreement in the event the property is ever sold. Gary Carter is the applicant. The applicant is aware the property is in the airport flight path. The topography is quite steep. Mayor McArthur inquired if the property could be split again. City Manager Gary Esplin replied that it could, but a subdivision plat would have to be filed if a certain number of lots were created off a dedicated street. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the lot split. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. City Manager Gary Esplin clarified that the applicant could not subdivide his property without meeting requirements of the Subdivision and Hillside Ordinances. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. SITE PLAN AND BUILDING ELEVATION: Associate Planner Mark Bradley explained that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held May 11, 2004, recommended approval of the site plan and building elevations for a proposed office building located within the Tonaquint Center, Phase 2, Lot 5, at 1600 South Dixie Drive. Dustin Moore/Online Web Marketing is the applicant. Mr. Bradley explained that the building is two stories at a standard height of 35'. It will be southwest style with stucco and a tile roof. More parking is being provided than St. George City Council Minutes May 20, 2004 Page Five required. The Planning Commission also recommended approval of a future building up to 4,750 sq. ft. in the same style as long as parking and setback requirements are met. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the site plan and building elevations for this building as well as a future building, as recommended by the Planning Commission. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen. CLARIFICATION: Mayor McArthur clarified that if there were any change in the use of the building, such as to a call center, parking requirements would have to be met. VOTE: He then called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT: Consider approval of a conditional use permit to convert a commercial building into a used car lot in a C-3 zone at 635 E. St. George Blvd. Nelson Moak and Ryan Douglas, applicants. Planner Ray Snyder explained that the building was formerly used as a restaurant. There is an existing sign which encroaches into the right-of-way. The new monument sign will have to comply with current City standards. Currently there are two driveways for ingress and egress, but the site plan shows just one driveway. There is adequate parking. 5% landscaping and street trees are required. The applicants propose 8% landscaping. The Planning Commission asked that the applicants prepare a revised landscape plan, and staff suggest that no business license be issued until the landscaping is completed to the satisfaction of the City Council and staff. The Planning Commission recommended approval subject to the following conditions: 1. Provide nine (9) striped parking spaces per submitted site plan. Two of these spaces will be for handicap parking and conform to current design standards. 2. Parking spaces shall be a minium size of nine feet (9') wide by eighteen feet (18') in depth. 3. Resurface the parking lot and stripe the parking spaces. 4. Drive aisles shall be a minimum of twenty five feet (25') in width. No parking of vehicles may occur in the drive aisle. 5. All parking spaces shall have adequate space for turning motions. 6. Replace the existing pole sign with a monument sign that meets current standards and does not encroach into the public right-of-way. 7. Three street trees shall be planted and be deemed as acceptable to the City Forester. 8. Landscaping shall be a minimum of 5% of the site area. 9. Applicant shall demonstrate that landscaping is within property lines and that State right-of-way is not included in the calculations. 10. One driveway shall be removed and a thirty foot (30') single ingress and egress driveway shall be permitted as per submitted site plan. 11. All building reconstruction shall be permitted and meet current building and fire codes. 12. Display vehicles may not encroach into the public right-of-way. 13. Site lighting shall comply with Section 10-19-7, St. George City Code. Nelson Moak, applicant, commented that a water feature would be incorporated into the landscaping. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to approve the conditional use permit subject to the recommendations of the Planning Commission, as well as the stipulation that no occupancy of the building shall take place until the landscaping is completed to staff?s satisfaction. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Gardner. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. Council Member Allen inquired where in the City Office the conditional use permits were filed. Mr. Snyder replied that they were filed in the Planning Department in the project file. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT: Consider approval of a conditional use permit for a 17' high detached garage adjacent to a home at 3487 South Sugar Leo Rd. Ronald L. Damm, applicant. Planner Ray Snyder explained that the Planning Commission recommended approval. St. George City Council Minutes May 20, 2004 Page Six MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the request. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. Council Member Bunker inquired if the neighbors had been notified. Mr. Snyder replied that notices were sent to all property owners within a 300' radius, and no responses had been received. Council Member Whatcott advised that there was one letter in the packet from a neighbor, but he did not have any problem with the request. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. INSURANCE POLICY: Consider approval of an insurance policy to hedge against high market prices in the event of the loss of DGT resources. Power Director Phil Solomon explained that most of the City?s resource portfolio is within a range that it can cover with generation. However, due to the volatility in the market and the prediction that this summer will be hotter than normal, staff would like to try and alleviate the risk. It investigated an insurance policy that limits the City?s exposure to the market. When the market is over $70, the insurance would kick in. However, most of the time it is anticipated that the market will be less than $70. There is a 3% chance that the City would actually have to exercise the insurance policy, but in the chance that it would have to, the City could be exposed by as much as $1,000,000 to $2,000,000. With that kind of exposure and the cost of the premium, it would be good insurance to have. The Water and Power Board recommends approval for a four month period from June to September. The cost for this four month period is $50,000. City Manager Gary Esplin expressed concern with the market the last few years. He stated that if the City still had a reserve, this would not be a problem. However, it would be good to have this insurance at least for this year and next. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the insurance policy. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. Mr. Solomon commented that the City?s Finance Director, Phil Peterson, felt the insurance policy was a good investment as well. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. Mr. Solomon suggested that the motion be contingent on legal review of the documents. ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT: Consider approval of an environmental assessment for the Gunlock arsenic treatment plant. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that approval of this item would authorize the use of Bio-West along with Corollo Engineers to do the project at a cost of $75,581. The City will apply for an extension to meet the requirements, and the State has indicated they would look favorably on the request for extension. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to approve the environmental assessment as requested. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Gardner. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. WATER LINE COST SHARE AGREEMENT: Consider approval of a water line cost share agreement. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that in order to accommodate fire safety and water pressure throughout the City, water lines must be extended. It is proposed that the City pay for the cost to take the lines further down the block and above the cost the developer would pay. The project is the Sunbowl West Townhome development. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to approve the agreement. St. George City Council Minutes May 20, 2004 Page Seven SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. REIMBURSEMENT AGREEMENT: Consider approval of a reimbursement agreement with JMI for improvements on Red Cliffs Drive. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that this item was tabled from the last meeting in order to give staff time to look at other projects along Red Cliffs Drive. Gilbert Jennings, applicant, advised that he is in the process of developing property on Red Cliffs Drive at 2450 East. On Red Cliffs Drive from 2450 East there currently is no center turn lane. A traffic impact study suggested there should be one. However, there are extenuating circumstances with the project such as power poles in relation to the street. While he would be more than happy to pay the cost of improvements on the south side of the street along the property, if the power lines were not there he would be more than willing to have the curb and gutter shift over closer to the property. However, because of the power lines, this is not possible. His commitment was that he would pay all costs on the south side of the street along the frontage and add any lanes required for traffic control, and the City would participate on the north. The only place the road can be expanded is to the north. There are culverts which go underneath the freeway, and an internal storm drain system has been designed to carry water through his project to the south end to 2450 East. This is a considerable added expense not included in the agreement for storm water which comes from Red Cliffs and north of the freeway which has nothing to do with his project. Staff is concerned that he is asking for something the others along Red Cliffs Drive did not receive help with, but while Deseret Industries paid for improvements along the south side of Red Cliffs Drive, there was already a turn lane in front of their property. He stated he would be happy to pay for the cost of what is required on the south side, but not having a center turn lane is a larger problem than his project and will influence all traffic on Red Cliffs Drive, and the City should participate. The reimbursement agreement asks the City to pay $61,000, which is the amount received from the contractor to pay for the improvements along the north side of the road. He again stated that he would be happy to pay for all improvements on the south side of the road, and he was paying for all the drainage which has nothing to do with him. Mayor McArthur inquired what the $61,000 would cover. City Manager Gary Esplin replied that it pays for taking out the curb and gutter and putting in new drainage catch basins on the north side of the road to the west end of Mr. Jennings? property. Mayor McArthur commented he wished the church could be included in the project on the north side of the road. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that Red Cliffs Drive was built on right-of-way given to the City by the State, and a special improvement district was created to improve Red Cliffs Drive when the mall was built. Power Director Phil Solomon advised that the power lines adjacent to Mr. Jennings? property were there when the right-of-way was deeded to the City and were owned by Dixie REA Power. Mayor McArthur commented he felt the City should participate with Mr. Jennings in the project. Mr. Jennings recommended that the project not be done until September after the temperature cools so that landscaping can be saved. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that staff?s concern is based on the traffic study which says that in order for Mr. Jennings to develop his commercial project, a left turn lane is mandatory, and it is their responsibility to provide it. It then would be their responsibility to move the power poles in order to accommodate the left turn lane, or if they are not moved, to allow them to improve the north side of the road so that a left turn lane can be accommodated. City participation will negate what they are required to install as part of the development process. Mayor McArthur commented that the power lines were causing the problem. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that Mr. Jennings could do a right turn in and right turn out only. While it is the City?s responsibility to pay the cost of improvement of the north side of the road, if Mr. Jennings were not developing his property, the left turn lane would not be needed. However, if the left turn lane is needed for general roadway safety, then it would be the City?s responsibility. St. George City Council Minutes May 20, 2004 Page Eight Mayor McArthur stated there is a turn lane the entire length of Red Cliffs Drive, except for this portion, due to the power lines. He stated he felt the City should participate in the cost of the turn lane. A brief discussion took place concerning the special improvement district which was created to improve Red Cliffs Drive. Council Member Whatcott commented that if the traffic study says for safety purposes a turn lane is needed, then the City has a responsibility to put in a median to prohibit left hand turns. If it does not do this, is it going to be responsible for 100% of the cost of moving the curb on the north side all the way down, as the next property has the same problem, and the next, etc. Assistant City Engineer Jay Sandberg commented that all property is developed from the mall to the church, and another access will never be needed. Mayor McArthur commented he was convinced the City would have installed a turn lane if there had been room to do so. City Engineer Dave Demas advised that he contacted Brent Gardner, the engineer for the SID, and inquired why a turn lane was not installed at this location. Mr. Gardner replied that there were four reasons: (1) budget issues; (2) expense to relocate the power lines; (3) the property owners did not know what they would do with the property and were uncooperative about any additional rights-of-way; and (4) no one knew where access to the property would be at that point. City Manager Gary Esplin stated that he did not think staff was suggesting the entire cost of the turn lane be borne by Mr. Jennings as there were some extenuating circumstances, but by allowing the developer to use additional right-of-way property between the development and the power poles, he would receive value. He inquired of Mr. Jennings if he would be able to make use of excess right-of-way property. Assistant City Engineer Jay Sandberg advised that the right-of-way is owned by UDOT, and would take an act of Congress for them to relinquish it. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that the right-of-way could be landscaped. Staff would like to be consistent and require the same of everyone. Mr. Jennings commented that he expected to pay his fair share, but he was relying on a commitment made by the Public Works Director that the City would participate. Public Works Director Larry Bulloch advised that he indicated to Mr. Jennings that the City should participate, and staff is just trying to determine to what level, and to find a reasonable formula to use in the cost-sharing. Mayor McArthur commented that it was a good suggestion to use the extra right-of-way for landscaping which would allow the developer to move his building closer to the road. Mr. Jennings replied that he could not afford to start over with the project. Council Member Allen commented that if Red Cliffs Drive was not widened in this area, the City would regret it in the long run. City Manager Gary Esplin commented there was no question staff would like the road widened. Assistant City Engineer Jay Sandberg commented that the agreement amount did not include relocation of landscaping and he felt the developer should take care of this, and the landscaping on the north side of the road. Mr. Jennings agreed that he would do this. He commented that there may be value in using the right-of-way for landscaping, thereby allowing more parking spaces, but he was reluctant to agree to this. Council Member Gardner commented that the City now has an opportunity to correct the situation. Mr. Jennings is more than happy to pay his fair share, and he hated to see the project get held up any longer. He suggested that perhaps a not-to-exceed amount could be agreed to, and the value in increased parking could be used as a trade-off to buy down any exposure. City Manager Gary Esplin stated that the issue should be decided now based on the turn lane only. The left turn lane is needed, and if the Council determines that the City has an obligation to help fund it, staff will find the money to do it. There are only a certain number of roads which will be carrying a major part of the traffic, and this road St. George City Council Minutes May 20, 2004 Page Nine is one of them, and from a traffic standpoint, staff wants to make the road as user-friendly as possible. MOTION: A motion to approve the agreement in an amount not to exceed $61,000 was made by Council Member Bunker. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. ATTORNMENT AGREEMENT: Consider approval of an attornment agreement between the City, Village Bank, and JLH Ventures, LLC. City Attorney Shawn Guzman explained that an attornment is a transfer of something. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to approve the agreement. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. ASSIGNMENT OF LEASE: Consider approval of an assignment of a commercial lease from Western Air Services to Direct Aviation, Inc. Airport Manager Dave Ulane explained that there were two fixed base operators at the airport, and one bought out the other. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to approve the assignment of lease. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Gardner. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. HANGAR LEASE: Consider approval of a new non-commercial hangar lease with Dr. Robert Harris. Airport Manager Dave Ulane explained that Mr. Lundberg sold his hangar to Dr. Harris. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the lease. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AMENDMENT TO LEASE: Consider approval of an amendment to the airport terminal lease agreement with Skywest Airlines. Airport Manager Dave Ulane explained that the lease is being amended to add more space in the terminal and a new landing fee effecting July 1 to fund new firefighting equipment required under new federal rules. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Allen to approve the amendment to the lease. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Gardner. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. CONCESSION AGREEMENT: Consider approval of a concession agreement with Infowest, Inc. to provide a wireless access point at the airport. Airport Manager Dave Ulane explained that the St. George Municipal Airport will be the first airport in the State to provide this service. The service will be provided free to Infowest customers, and the City will receive a percentage of the revenue. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Allen to approve the agreement. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. St. George City Council Minutes May 20, 2004 Page Ten VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried CONCESSION AGREEMENT: Consider approval of a concession agreement with R&J Newspaper Service to locate a newspaper rack at the airport for the Salt Lake Tribune and Deseret Morning News. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the agreement. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. SET PUBLIC HEARING: Set a time, date, and place for hearing regarding the recovery of costs to demolish two buildings: (1) 52 W. Diagonal; and (2) 1811 W. Canyon View Drive. City Manager Gary Esplin recommended that the hearings be scheduled for June 3, 2004. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Allen to set the public hearings for June 3, 2004. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Gardner. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Consider approval of the minutes of the special City Council meeting held April 29, 2004. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to approve the minutes as presented. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Gardner. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. POLICE DEPARTMENT UPDATE: As a follow-up to an item mentioned earlier in the meeting, Police Chief Marlon Stratton advised that 911 service is being re-establis...


City Council Minutes 10/19/2000:
...communication antennas at (1) the Skyline Center located north of the City police building on the corner of 200 East 300 North, and (2) at Dixie College Cooper Field atop a 100’ light pole with ballfield lights below the antenna. Nextel, applicant Before and after pictures of the Skyline Center site were distributed to the Mayor Pro Tem and City Council. City Attorney Jonathan Wright advised the City’s telecommunications ordinance allows the City Council to require camouflaging of antennas. He suggested the antennas be colored to match the building and installed on the side of the Skyline Center building so that they do not extend above the top of the building. Councilmember Gardner inquired of the Nextel representative if the antenna would be effective if attached to the side of the building. The Nextel representative replied he did not wish to do that and it would not be as effective because it would have to be lowered 10’ which would reduce the company’s objective to maximize coverage. City Attorney Jonathan Wright inquired of the difference in coverage if the antenna were placed 10’ lower than requested, and if it would have a significant or minor effect on coverage. The Nextel representative replied that he did not know as he was not an engineer. City Attorney Jonathan Wright stated it was his understanding that at the last City Council meeting when this issue was discussed, Nextel advised the landlord did not want the antenna attached to the building. Mr. Wright advised that whether the landlord wanted it attached or not was not the issue. The issue is St. George City Council Minutes October 19, 2000 Page Ten whether or not the antennas can be as effective attached to the side of the building as located on top of the building. Councilmember Whatcott inquired if a conditional use permit to exceed the height limitation in the ordinance would also be required. City Attorney Jonathan Wright advised communication towers have different requirements, and the ordinance allows exceptions for antennas. He advised that under the Telecommunications Act, the City must provide for antenna sites but can require them to be camouflaged. He advised the City Council that they could require the antenna to be attached to the side of the building and colored to match rather than allowing it to be placed on top of the roof. The Nextel representative advised that placement of the antennas on the roof would meet the height limits of the Zoning Ordinance. Councilmember Whatcott replied that the request contains two separate issues - a conditional use permit for placement of the antennas, and approval of a conditional use permit to exceed height limits in the ordinance. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that the applicant originally wanted placement of the antennas on top of the police building, but interference with our equipment made it impossible. The applicant obviously felt their antennas would have sufficient coverage if placed on top of the police building, and placement of the antennas to the side of the Skyline Center building would be even higher than the police building. He expressed his personal opinion that placement on the s...


City Council Minutes 07/06/2006:
...ake Roberts, representing the applicant, explained that there will be four police officers on River Road during the time frame in question. There will not be any runners on River Road, only bikes. Captain Johnson has requested that the race begin at 6:00 a.m. and all riders be off the road by 8:00 a.m. The event will be held Saturday morning, August 12. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the permit. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. SPECIAL EVENT PERMIT: Consider approval of a special event permit for a weekly event on Main Street and Ancestor Square. Sandra Lenois, applicant. An unidentified woman explained that she and Sandra Lenois have been doing the special events at Ancestor Square the past three weeks and were asked to put together a proposal for Main Street also. It was decided to incorporate both locations for an event to include outside entertainment and a variety of food vendors. Themes will be used each month. The goal will be to try and incorporate as much involvement from the stores on Main Street as possible. There will be a full staff running the events with an on-site manager. All businesses on Main Street have been approached and received a flyer. St. George City Council Minutes July 6, 2006 Page Three Council Member Bunker commented that a complaint made in the past is that the booths and vendors were in direct competition with the businesses on Main Street. The unidentified woman replied that personally she liked competition, and there will be no direct competition in front of any store. Council Member Bunker commented that the purpose of the event should be to promote downtown businesses, and she hoped they were on board with the event and understood it. Sandy Lenios commented that the merchants realize there will be competition just as long as it is not located directly in front of the store. She stated she would be as sensitive as possible to the issue. She has received letters of support from RAD, the Chamber and Visitors and Convention Bureau. Council Member Orton commented that the applicant?s letter requests City sponsorship in the form of security and marketing. Council Member Whatcott commented it would set a bad precedent if the City sponsored the event by providing security, marketing, or insurance. Ms. Lenois replied that with regard to marketing, they are only asking for a link on the City?s web site. They are requesting security and street closure from the City. Council Member Whatcott replied that it would set a bad precedent to provide security for this event when it does not provide security for other commercial businesses. Council Member Gardner commented that the City always has officers at public events. Ms. Lenois commented that this was all they were asking for. She advised that the City provided security for the events on Main Street last year. Council Member Whatcott commented he was uncomfortable with providing a link on the City?s website as there had to be some oversight so that the same problems experienced last year did not take place this year. City Manager Gary Esplin commented staff?s big concern is the cost of the street closures. The City has been very careful in the past with regard to links on its website and this needs to be discussed further. The actual dollar amount out of pocket to the City for street closures is $1600 per year. Having a police presence is not a huge issue as they are on patrol in the area anyway, but they will not be at the event all night and will leave the area if they get a call. Support Services Manager Marc Mortensen advised that Captain Johnson is comfortable with patrolling the event. Council Member Bunker suggested that the special event permit be issued for a shorter term than requested. Ms. Lenois replied that they are planning through June and would prefer to have the permit through then. She advised they are working with the Visitors and Convention Bureau to provide advertising. Insurance has been taken care of. They inquired if the City?s sound system could be used for the entertainment. Mr. Mortensen replied that the City has never loaned its sound system for weekly events. In addition, City personnel would be required to operate it. City Manager Gary Esplin suggested that a written agreement be entered into to define the boundaries of the City?s commitment, provide a termination clause, etc. Mayor McArthur suggested the permit be reviewed in three months. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to approve the special event permit tentatively for the year, with a review in November and subject to the stipulation that a written agreement be entered into. The City?s sponsorship will consist of closing the street only. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised that liability, insurance and termination needed to be addressed. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that he did not think the agreement would be a problem. The City is looking for performance, and if the applicants do a good job, the permit will be issued for the year. Ms. Lenois suggested the permit be issued for a year with a performance evaluation so that adjustments can be made along the way. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. Council Member Whatcott commented that while the City wants the events to be successful, it will retain the ability to shut down the events if it has to. St. George City Council Minutes July 6, 2006 Page Four VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. City Manager Gary Esplin advised the applicants that the City would have police at the event just as it would at any event. City Attorney Shawn Guzman clarified that the City is under no obligation to provide extra police patrol and will provide standard patrol only. Council Member Wha...


City Council Meeting Minutes Minutes 06/06/2019:
...acich commented that City Hall is nearly forty (40) years old and the City Police Headquarters is over twenty (20) St. George City Council Minutes June 6, 2019 Page Five   years old; both of which has seen several renovations.  Every service/department that could be moved to a satellite location to help citizens has been relocated.  It has been difficult recently hiring additional employees in several departments to keep up with the growth and demands of the City.  JRCA Architects was hired approximately a year ago to perform a needs analysis for the City Hall, Police Headquarters, and City Commons – that study concluded that additional space was needed at City Hall and the Police Department to accommodate the needs for the next twenty (20) years. The City has funds available for the 1st phase of parking and the relocation of the dispatch center, estimated at $3M; however, but the cost of further expansions to City Hall and the Police Department will need to be financed, estimated at $12.5M.  ...


City Council Meeting Minutes Minutes 12/07/2017:
...ASE: Consider approval to purchase two (2) 2018 Ford F-150 trucks for the Police Department.   Police Chief Marlon Stratton explained the request is to purchase two (2) 2018 Ford F-150 trucks for the Police Department in the amount of $73,999.52.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Baca to purchase two (2) 2018 Ford F-150 trucks for the Police Department in the amount of $73,999.52. SECOND:   &n...


City Council Minutes 05/15/2008:
... this would give City staff a chance to catch up on maintenance. Also, the Police Department does not have in their current budget overtime dollars for the Town Square. The events seem to cater to the younger crowd, and the Chief of Police recommends that they cater to a more mature crowd. The Downtown Business Alliance is requesting $30,000. Mr. Christensen advised that Mr. Mortensen presented these suggestions to their board a month ago, and all members were in agreement that Fridays would be good and bring more people to the downtown. He suggested that the parking structure be used for event parking. Council Member Allen suggested that signs could be installed to limit parking. Mr. Christensen clarified that their request is for $22,500 for five events and $7,500 for Friday night events. Council Member Allen advised that the City Council could not grant any money at this time and the request would be part of the budget hearings. Council Member Pike inquired of the applicants what they would do if the City could not provide funds. St. George City Council Minutes May 15, 2008 Page Nine Mr. Christensen advised they would have to downsize. However, approval of the special event permits was needed in order to get sponsors. Council Member Allen inquired of the applicants if they could see a time when they would be self-sustaining. Mr. Christensen replied that the events would pay for themselves in a few years. Council Member Bunker advised that the City gives only $35,000 to be divided among all the arts organizations in the City for the year. Chief Stratton advised there have been situations at the Downtown Thursday nights where teens detract from the family environment and families then do not want to go because of loud and obnoxious behavior. He suggested the applicants focus more on attracting families. He advised that right now the Police Department can spend only minimum time at the Town Square as they are being called out on other calls. Ms. Lenois advised there are six security personnel working at all times. Support Services Manager Marc Mortensen advised it was his understanding that the Downtown Friday Night events would not take place in July or August. MOTION: A motion was made by Mayor Pro Tem Allen to approve five special event permits, plus the Downtown Friday Night events every other week, with funding for these events to be considered at a later date. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Shakespeare. Council Member Bunker requested that the motion include a statement encouraging the applicants to pay for their own security so as not to put a burden on the Police Department. Ms. Lenois advised she would redo the budgets. She s...


City Council Minutes 09/04/2008:
...or a vote and all voted aye. The motion carried. SPECIAL RECOGNITION: Police Chief Marlon Stratton introduced Patrol Sergeant Al Gilman and recognized him for his brave actions in trying to stop a suspected drunk driver while off-duty. Sergeant Gilman was injured in the attempt. Chief Stratton expressed appreciation to Sgt. Gilman for a job well done. Sgt. Gilman commented he and his family moved here 13 years ago to work for the St. George Police Department. He expressed appreciation for that fact that he could take action while not involving anyone else and that everything happened right that day. Mayor McArthur expressed appreciation to Sgt. Gilman for a job well done. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that Sgt. Gilman could have chosen to not get involved, but he did get involved and this says a lot about his character. Sgt. Gilman expressed appreciation to the Mayor, City Council and Police Chief for their support. AGREEMENT: Consider approval of an agreement with Lynne Clark for a sesquicentennial book of remembrance. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that as discussed in the work meeting, staff recommends approval of an agreement with Lynne Clark for a sesquicentennial book of St. George City Council Minutes September 4, 2008 Page Six remembrance up to $30,000, with only $15,000 committed at this time in order to see what the work product is in five to six months from now. Mayor McArthur commented the sesquicentennial is January 2012 and there is a lot of work to do. Lynne Clark advised she has 15,000 photos in her collection, with 3,400 of them about St. George. She advised she has a full photo history of all the firemen in St. George. Council Member Bunker inquired what the $15,000 would guarantee. Mayor McArthur advised it would cover whatever work Ms. Clark does up to that time, including the photos. The City would own the collection of photos. Ms. Clark advised not all 3,000 photos would be put into the book. The book will be 150-200 pages. She advised if for some reason she were not able to finish the book, to satisfy the $15,000 or $30,000 paid by the City, the City would own that many photos, but not the negatives and not the collection; just the photos of St. George. Council Member Bunker suggested the number of photos be included in the agreement. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that the City would make sure it is getting value for its money. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Almquist to approve the agreement in the amount of $15,000 immediately, with the caveat that there is $15,000 more for completion of the book, and with a status review in six months. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Shakespeare. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. Mayor McArthur was then excused from the meeting and Council Member Allen assumed the role of Mayor Pro Tem. PUBLIC HEARING/PRELIMINARY PLAT: Public hearing to consider approval of the preliminary plat for the Painted Desert Professional Plaza with six building pads located at the corner of 2450 South and River Road. Ence Homes, applicant. Jay Sandberg explained that the City Council previously approved a PD for this development on July 10, 2008. There was discussion at that City Council meeting that no retail would be allowed, the units would be single story and would be stucco and stone with a tile roof. The units would have a residential appearance and would not exceed 22' in height. Access is from 2450 South and the first entrance shall be right-in only and the second entrance may be full access. There will be a deceleration lane on River Road. The pad grades adjacent to River Crest will be within one foot of the existing elevations. Cross sections showing the elevation grade change between River Crest and the development must be approved with the preliminary plat. There was discussion at the Planning Commission meeting about access, and there are two possible locations. Staff presented an alternate driveway location that moves the westerly driveway further west. This site provides good visibility in both directions without the need to have a 45' wide line of sight area on private property and still accommodates the site. The developer does not support staff?s recommendation because building no. 1 would need to be relocated and internal circulation and parking would be affected. The Planning Commission recommended that the driveway be located as recommended by staff. Mayor Pro Tem Allen opened the public hearing. Vince Clayton, representing Ence Homes, distributed a packet of materials showing the cross sections and read an 11 point summary. He advised that AASHTO standards are exceeded in most instances and the project meets all standards for a PD Commercial project. He advised that if the alternate suggestion of staff for location of the driveway were used, the site would have to be elevated an additional two feet and would not be as friendly to neighbors and would also bring traffic into the project at the backyards of the neighbors, as opposed to placing buildings there which are quieter and more friendly St. George City Council Minutes September 4, 2008 Page Seven and do not pollute the air. He stated the project should not be held hostage because of other projects that have not worked out, and with the low traffic impact at this location, the plan should be approved. Tyler Hoskins advised the substandard curve off River Road is a 100 foot curve and the City?s minimum standard is 185 feet. He stated he had a discussion with staff about the possibility of lowering the design criteria for a lower speed than tagged, and a 35 mph design speed may be excessive. The problem exists because of a substandard curve, and two accesses into the existing subdivision which are too closely spaced. Council Member Bunker inquired why the level of the property would have to be raised. Mark Fonger, design engineer, replied the pads in the new layout would have to be raised in order to make them flow with the existing townhomes. The pads would have to be higher to get the drainage out the west side. Council Member Almquist inquired about the detention basin. Mr. Fonger replied that detention will be above-ground and will gravity flow out into the street. Mr. Hoskins advised a traffic signal is planned for the intersection of 2450 South and River Road and traffic volumes are already approaching the warrants. 2450 South will be a 50' local two lane street. He advised that the speed limit is currently 25 mph but it could be posted lower because of the curve. He advised that they also considered straightening out the curve but this did not help. Mayor Pro Tem Allen inquired if the applicant were amenable to the idea of an island. Mr. Hoskins replied that in his opinion it would make it convoluted but he was not against looking at it. Council Member Almquist commented that staff says people at the west entrance need to see behind buildings 2 and 3 for traffic purposes. He inquired of the applicant if they would commit to not putting anything there over a certain height. Troy Ence replied that he would make that commitment. Jay Sandberg replied that staff has not had good experiences with good sight triangles. There being no further comment, Mayor Pro Tem Allen closed the public hearing. Council Member Pike commented he did not think that adding an additional two feet to the site elevation would be good for the neighbors. Council Member Almquist commented he felt this project was slightly less offensive than anything else proposed for the site. MOTION: A motion to approve the preliminary plat and outlying traffic patterns as submitted by the applicant was made by Council Member Almquist. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Pike. VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Allen called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Almquist - aye Council Member Pike - aye Council Member Shakespeare - aye Council Member Bunker - nay Mayor Pro Tem Allen - aye The motion carried. Mayor Pro Tem Allen called for a brief break. Upon conclusion of the break, the meeting continued. St. George City Council Minutes September 4, 2008 Page Eight PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider a zone change from A-1, RE-12.5, and RE-20 to Traditional Neighborhood District (TND) on 43 acres located at the southeast corner of 2000 South and 3000 East Streets in the Washington Fields area. Bart Coon, applicant. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that two years ago a plat was approved for this site called Crimson Valley Estates under RE-12.5 zoning. The applicants decided not to proceed with the project and are now proposing a TND. There are single family subdivisions across the street to the west which have been approved but not built. The applicants propose 33,000 sq. ft. of commercial, either office or retail. 447 dwelling units are proposed with 35 single family homes, most on the perimeter. There are 42 twin homes and four plex units, and 240 dwelling units proposed in 10 three story buildings, each with 24 units. 100 units are proposed in the assisted living facility on the corner of the project and 30 in mixed use would be residential units above office or retail. The TND code does not have a density limit but is based on good design which means that the project integrates into the neighborhood in a good manner. The project has good aspects such as mixed use and Vision Dixie principles, but after two considerations by the Planning Commission, they unanimously recommended denial based on the mix of housing units. They felt ten three story buildings in this area was not the right mix and they asked the applicant to come back with primarily single family homes. The Planning Commission felt the project did not have the look or feel of a TND but instead an apartment complex. A number of neighbors spoke in opposition to the project. The buildings will have asphalt shingles, instead of tile roofs as spoken earlier. He advised that the project is in a rural area and a lot of the neighbors surrounding the project have large animals and are concerned about the high density project. There is an irrigation canal along 3000 East and a proposed equestrian trail. He advised that the applicant would have to widen 3000 East and improve the frontage. Council Member Pike commented he was not surprised the Planning Commission recommended denial as he did not think the project fits the area and does not appear to be a TND. Mayor Pro Tem Allen opened the public hearing. Jay Ballwinkle commented that the owners have to have the density to offset the cost of the open space. The project has a pool and trails and lots of open space. Making the units single family eats up a lot of open space. Since the Planning Commission meeting a row of single family units has been added. The developer says that the less density there is, the less quality there will be in open space. The project was based on the Daybreak project. Council Member Pike commented in his opinion there was too much density. Mr. Ballwinkle inquired where the density needed to be and the range. Mayor Pro Tem Allen commented that the density was overpowering and this will set a precedent for too much density. Council Member Bunker commented in her opinion a TND meant creativity where sections are not cordoned off with single family around the outside of the project and high density inside the project. She stated she felt that down the road the project would turn to rentals and the project did not feel like a TND or compare to the ones she has seen. Mr. Ballwinkle commented that the garages cannot be seen from the street and they followed TND guidelines. Council Member Shakespeare commented she felt the project had no balance between high, medium and low density units and that it did not integrate into the Little Valley area. Council Member Almquist commented it appears to be a marvelous college housing project, but lended itself to be more transient in nature 10-15 years down the road. He advised that the project is surrounded on four sides by A-1 and R-1-10 zoning. He St. George City Council Minutes September 4, 2008 Page Nine inquired of the applicants if they had considered land elsewhere not surrounded by A-1 zoning for the project. Mr. Ballwinkle replied this site was a logical place for a TND because of the new airport. The City?s master plan was used as a guide with regard to density and is within the range of the Little Valley master plan. Mayor Pro Tem Allen commented the problem lies in that the Council did not envision 12-14 units of density on every acre. Mr. Ballwinkle inquired what number the City was looking for. City Manager Gary Esplin replied that there is no set number. A TND is about design and mix, and 43 acres is the minimum amount to do a TND in the City. A true TND needs to be a lot larger than that. Staff?s position is the proposed project is too dense, there are not enough single family homes and not enough buffer and perhaps a TND cannot be done on this size parcel. Staff and the Planning Commission all unanimously feel this project does not seem to fit what the City is looking for in a TND. Mr. Ballwinkle commented that the Planning Commission was comfortable with the four buildings in the inside of the circle; their concern was with the six buildings on the outside. Council Member Bunker inquired if the applicant had considered having some of the larger buildings border the school, rather than the single family homes. Mr. Ballwinkle replied that it would be awkward to have that large of a structure next to a school. Council Member Bunker commented that it bothered her that all the tall buildings are clustered together and the homes are all in one section and isolated. Farns Edwards advised that he lived to the east of this project, and while it was beautiful, it would be even more beautiful located somewhere else. He expressed concern with the high water table in this area. Additionally, the people who live in this area do so because the area is zoned A-1 and they are able to have large animals. The proposed project is surrounded by livestock which stink and the residents of the proposed project will complain. Mayor Pro Tem Allen advised that a right to farm for the area residents will be noted on the plat. Mr. Edwards continued saying that when enough people complain long enough, the use in the area will change and the ones who moved there to have livestock will be voted out. He stated there was no way to do the project without importing a great deal of dirt to build up the site which will increase ground pressure on the water table and cause it to come up. He advised that the manholes in 3000 East are sinking due to the water in the area. Mayor Pro Tem Allen advised that drainage will be addressed when the applicant comes in for preliminary plat approval. Mr. Ballwinkle showed slides of the Kentlands project. Mayor McArthur arrived. Mr. Ballwinkle advised that with regard to the water table, the project engineer found a solution to make it work. A traffic impact study was done and no impact was found. Mayor McArthur inquired of the applicant if they had considered property further out for the project, as the project is too dense for a horse area which was planned to be half-acre lots. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson commented that the area has two designations - medium density at four to seven units per acre, and medium high density at seven to ten units per acre. St. George City Council Minutes September 4, 2008 Page Ten Corey Hughes, a property owner to the south, advised that he owned four acres and wants open space. He commented that no developer helped him pay for his open space. He inquired when the rezoning would stop as he has lived here his whole life and is being pushed out of the City. There being no further public comment, Mayor McArthur closed the public hearing. MOTION: A motion to deny the zone change was made by Council Member Pike based on the fact that the project is too high in density given the surroundings, even though it may meet the TND concept. He commented he would prefer to see the applicant come back with something less than three story buildings. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. Council Member Shakespeare commented that Little Valley is considered an agricultural area. Mayor McArthur commented that the Little Valley area is in transition, but a project has to fit the area. City Attorney Shawn Guzman commented that it is clear the general plan allows for this type of development, and it sounds like the feeling of the Council is there are too many large buildings clustered together which creates a concern for the overall density in this area. Council Member Pike commented that the project barely meets the minimum required acreage for a TND and it feels like the applicants are trying to do too much in a small space. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Pike - aye Council Member Bunker - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Shakespeare - aye Council Member Almquist - nay The motion carried. Council Member Allen suggested the applicant be allowed to resubmit a zone change request without having to pay a fee. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Almquist to waive the zone change application fee for the same project on the same piece of ground within six months. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/PRELIMINARY PLAT: Public hearing to consider approval of a preliminary plat for Wailea Falls Phase 4 with 32 detached single family lots located in the Stonebridge development and adjacent to Wailea Falls Phase 2. Jay Sandberg explained that this issue came before the City Council a year ago at which time there was considerable discussion about a second access. Over the past few months the developers have worked with property owners and the City and have come to an agreement that this second access road will be chip sealed. It is a service road for the golf course and property owners and farm operations and provides emergency access for the area. Staff recommends that the project move forward. The width of the second access will be chip sealed to 24-25 feet in width. Council Member Almquist inquired if the developers had worked out an agreement with Santa Clara City over utilities. Mr. Sandberg replied he was not familiar with that. St. George City Council Minutes September 4, 2008 Page Eleven Council Member Almquist explained that when Wailea first acquired this property, to the west was a drop-off and they talked about getting sewer access through the river, and Santa Clara needed to give some property for this purpose. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that he did not remember this either. The problem which was addressed when this property was originally purchased dealt with how the developer was going to get access to utilities partially in St. George and partially in Santa Clara. The biggest concern staff has is that there are a lot of units with one access, so while this is called an emergency access, it should be an open access and not blocked off. The other matter is there has been no firm answer on whether it is ok to chip seal the road in Santa Clara. Since this road comes into St. George, it may be the only chance to get full improvements put in. Jay Sandberg replied that anything built in the City will be full improvements. Rick Rosenberg, representing the applicant, commented that access will follow the existing dirt road and will be chip sealed to 25' to Malaga Avenue in Santa Clara. A private gate is anticipated in the future. He advised that construction vehicles will not use the private streets. As Phase 5 is developed the gate will move into the public street and the frontage will be improved with a full culdesac turnaround. City Manager Gary Esplin inquired about the dirt pile. Mr. Rosenberg replied that it was still there but it will be removed as part of Phase 4. City Manager Gary Esplin expressed concern that the project would receive approval but improvements would not be made until the market was right and it would be another two years before the area is cleaned up. Mr. Rosenberg replied that the applicant has expressed a willingness to move the material if the preliminary plat is approved and a grading permit is obtained. City Manager Gary Esplin suggested this be made a condition of approval. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. Paul Killpack, a resident of Wailea Falls, presented two letters from residents who could not be present. He said that as part of Phase 3 the developer said he would block off the road so contractors could not use the private streets in Wailea Falls. Mr. Killpack suggested that the gate on the back be a one-way gate so it could not be used as a short-cut through Wailea Falls by new development in Santa Clara. He expressed concern that emergency vehicles would not be able to use the narrow road. City Manager Gary Esplin replied that the width standard for streets will be met, and the Wailea Falls HOA needs to enforce no parking on their streets. He advised that the gate could not be a one-way gate and would have to be put in with this phase. Rick Rosenberg commented that a temporary gate can be put in as part of Phase 3 while Phase 4 is constructed to provide security to keep contractors out. There being no further public comment, Mayor McArthur closed the public hearing. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to approve the preliminary plat as proposed with the gate installed as part of Phase 3 and access to Santa Clara chip sealed and graded. Mayor McArthur suggested that a provision be added in the motion restricting construction access from the backside through the development. City Attorney Shawn Guzman suggested that a sign be installed restricting construction access. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Pike. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. St. George City Council Minutes September 4, 2008 Page Twelve PUBLIC HEARING/AMEND GENERAL PLAN/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider a request to amend the City General Plan Land Use Map by changing the land use designation from Medium Density Residential to High Density Residential on 1.3 acres located at approximately 600 South and 850 East. Alice Thallmayer, applicant. And Public hearing to consider a zone change from R-3 to R-4 on 1.3 acres located at approximately 600 South and 850 East. Alice Thallmayer, applicant. City Planner Ray Snyder explained the property shape is triangular and there are currently eight units on the property. The applicant would like to build a large building with 15 units and parking underneath. The first step in the process is to have the general plan amended to high density, and then a zone change will be needed. The property is located between the Dixie College campus and the I-15. Land to the north is high density residential and to the west is multiple family housing. The Planning Commission recommends approval of the general plan amendment and zone change subject to a reciprocal access agreement. Nathan Hall, Iron Ridge Civil Solutions, advised that student housing was something the applicant considered a few months ago, but is not pursuing it at this time. There is enough parking for student housing, but right now one, two and three bedroom townhomes are planned. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that the market in that particular area is for student housing. He inquired if the units would be purchased and then rented out to students. He inquired who then would police how many beds were in each room, or if there would be CC&Rs or a...


City Council Minutes 06/26/2008:
...Council Minutes June 26, 2008 Page Nine MISCELLANEOUS DISCUSSIONS: Police Chief Marlon Stratton advised that the Moab Chief of Police requested the help of ten St. George police officers because 500 to 800 Banditos will visit Moab in August. The City will have to take care of salaries while they are gone, but Moab will take care of other expenses. Gloria Shakespeare inquired about the desert reserve ordinance. Support Services Manager Marc Mortensen advised that it is still in draft form and not yet ready for cities to review. The County wants each city to adopt it. Council Member Shakespeare inquired if the City had an evacuation plan. Police Chief Marlon Stratton advised that the City has an emergency operati...


City Council Minutes 06/05/2008:
...nce to introduce themselves. Mayor McArthur advised that tomorrow the Police Department will be kicking off a new public safety awareness program to make sure pedestrians are safe. Mayor McArthur advised that Saturday June 7 is the first annual Household Hazardous Waste Day sponsored by the Washington County Solid Waste District. Mayor McArthur announced that May 16 was City Manager Gary Esplin?s 32nd anniversary as City Manager. Council Member Almquist advised that he attended the History of Latinos art exhibit at the Sears Gallery and encouraged others to do so. Council Member Bunker advised that tomorrow night is the opening of the National Park Exhibit at the City?s Art Museum. Roxanne Finnerty and Trina McCoy, Victim?s Advocates, distributed copies of evaluations received from clients and advised their three goals this year for their grant are: (1) to develop and present teen dating violence presentations to the high schools; (2) to develop a link to the existing St. George Police website; and (3) to continue to work with officers to make victims? experiences as easy as possible. FINANCIAL STATEMENT: Consider approval of the financial statement for April, 2008. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that revenues are down 3-4% from last year, but expenditures are down as well. There is one month left in the fiscal year and the City should come in under budget. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Pike to approve the financial statement. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. BID OPENING: Consider award of bid for USCO gang switches, disconnects and mounted insulators. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised this is a sole source purchase for the Green Valley Substation with Peterson Company, USCO Power Company?s representative, in the amount of $47,246. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to award the bid as recommended. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Pike. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for Green Valley substation incoming structures. St. George City Council Minutes June 5, 2008 Page Two Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised that four bids were received. The lowest overall bid was submitted by Sabre in the amount of $104,601 for this portion of the project. $150,000 was budgeted for the entire project and it is hoped what is left will cover the project estimate. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Shakespeare to award the bid as recommended. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a bid, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for S&E reclosers by-pass disconnect switch w/fuse doors. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised this is a sole source purchase through HD Supply in the amount of $30,765. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to award the bid as recommended. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Pike. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for ABB reclosers, relays, test switches, current and voltage transformers for the Green Valley substation diesel plant. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood explained this is a sole source purchase with Codale Electric in an amount not to exceed $120,000 to cover parts as needed. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Shakespeare to award the bid as recommended. SECOND The motion was seconded by Council Member Almquist. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for padmounted switchgear. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised that last year Codale was the low bidder. They sent the City a letter this year stating that if the City would reinstate the purchase order, they would keep the prices the same as last year. She recommended approval of a blanket order with Codale in an amount not to exceed$300,000. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker 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. CHANGE ORDER: Consider approval of a change order with Quality Development for the airport water line. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised that Quality Development is installing a water line from 3000 East to the new airport road. This change order is to extend the line the rest of the way to the new airport, in the amount of $258,310. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Shakespeare to approve the change order. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Pike. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for HDPE pipe for the airport water line. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised that 6,000 ft. of pipe is needed for the new waterline to the airport in the amount of $160,950.18. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Pike to award the bid as recommended. St. George City Council Minutes June 5, 2008 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. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that grading and drainage work cannot be awarded without water to keep the dust down. The City is working with the adjacent property owner to share the cost of getting water to the site. CHANGE ORDER: Consider approval of a change order and final payment for the cost-sharing agreement with the Washington County Water Conservancy District for the Washington Fields (Little Valley) storm drain. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised the amount of the change order is $71,350.48. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that this change order is for final footage measurements and the City?s share of the project. This is a major drainage line in the old canal and has been piped. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to approve the change order. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Pike. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. APPROVAL OF CONTRACT: Consider approval of an engineering services contract with Jacobs Carter Burgess for traffic signal design at the Snow Canyon Parkway and Dixie Drive intersection. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood explained this contract was discussed and approved in November, but there were no firm engineering costs at that time. The amount of the contract is $12,553. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Shakespeare 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 AGREEMENT: Consider approval of a line extension agreement with Dixie Escalante for the Fields Phase 2 power service. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised the City already paid a deposit on the total amount of $31,594. The balance due is $29,099.69. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Pike to approve the agreement. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Almquist. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. APPROVAL OF CHANGE ORDER: Consider approval of a change order to the City Hall HVAC contract. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood explained that a change order is needed in order to comply with EPA standards, in the amount of $28,380. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that when the project was originally bid this work was not included. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Shakespeare to approve the change order. SECOND The motion was seconded by Council Member Pike. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for Palmer 4/Prelude 4 perennial rye grass for the golf courses. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised the price of grass seed has gone up this by 6.33%. 77 tons is needed. She recommended award of the bid in the amount of $150,612. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to award the bid as recommended. St. George City Council Minutes June 5, 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. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for various gage and lengths of shielded cable (copper) for the new Green Valley substation. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood explained the low bidder was Northern Power in the amount of $47,241. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Pike to award the bid as recommended. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. Energy Services Director Phil Solomon explained that power lines can be placed underground, but the Energy Services Department has a policy that any line that is 69,000 volts or above is placed overhead because of economics and lack of employee training. The cost to place lines underground is four times the cost of overhead lines. The only place where high voltage lines are buried are in large urban areas where the customer base is large enough to absorb the cost. If the City were to bury high voltage lines, both impact fees and rates would be a lot greater than they are now. In Las Vegas it cost over $1.5 million dollars to bury 1000 ft. of line to the Bellagio hotel. Mayor McArthur explained that the City?s purchasing policy states that any purchase over $25,000 must be approved by the City Council. Any purchase less than $25,000 can be done through the Purchasing Department. ORDINANCE: Consider approval of an ordinance amending Title 9, Section 13, St. George City Code, dealing with permanent and temporary signs for residential developments. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson distributed a handout entitled ?Promotion Signs for Residential Development? and reviewed the proposed changes. He then reviewed the ordinance changes contained in the Council agenda packet. One of the proposed changes is that developments with more than 10 units may have up to three ?for sale? signs with the total cumulative sign area not exceeding 120 sq. ft. Action flags would not be counted in these three signs. Council Member Pike inquired if there was a proposed time limitation for use of action flags. He suggested that an extension could be made on a yearly basis if not all of the lots had been sold. Mr. Nicholson suggested that a two year time limitation on action flags be imposed, with extension on a year to year basis after that. Council Member Almquist inquired about pennants. Mr. Nicholson replied that pennants are prohibited. Council Member Bunker inquired how the Southern Utah Homebuilders Association felt about the proposed ordinance. Mr. Nicholson replied it was the builders who were mainly concerned with the ordinance. The proposed changes allow more flexibility. Deputy City Attorney Paula Houston advised that a standard to be used as a guideline would have to be established for yearly extensions of action flags. Mayor McArthur suggested that perhaps the standard could be based on the number of lots sold, such as 50% of the lots sold after two years, Mr. Nicholson clarified that if at the end of two years 50% of the lots remained unsold, this would be grounds to extend use of the action flags. Deputy City Attorney Paula Houston recommended a definite ending time, such as a five year maximum. St. George City Council Minutes June 5, 2008 Page Five Mayor McArthur suggested a five year cut-off for use of action flags be used. Council Member Shakespeare inquired if any concern with the proposed ordinance changes from businesses had been expressed. Mr. Nicholson replied that the ordinance changes deal with promotional signs for real estate and residential development. Two years ago the ordinance went through a major update on commercial advertising signs, however, there still may be some issues with banners which have not been totally resolved. Council Member Pike suggested that the City had to start somewhere and see how the proposed changes work as they can always be changed as needed. Scott Leishman, Ence Development, advised that the Southern Utah Homebuilders Association is aware of the ordinance changes and is happy with what is taking place. He stated he had two concerns with the proposed ordinance. He stated the 120 sq. ft. cumulative limitation on signs should be increased, and a five year cap on use of action flags is not long enough. Council Member Almquist commented there are several purposes for which action flags are used. He inquired of Mr. Leishman if he was trying to say that the uses of action flags should be broken down into classifications. Mr. Leishman replied that it should be broken down. Mayor McArthur commented that the proposed ordinance was at least a start. Mr. Leishman suggested that the cap on three signs should be 196 sq. ft. James Sullivan commented that Paradise Canyon took seven years to build, and there should not be a five year cap on use of action flags. Mayor McArthur replied that every new phase would add a couple of years to use of the action flags. He advised the proposed changes with regard to increasing the size of the signs and the cap on use of action flags would be sent back to the Sign Review Board to look at and make recommendations. Mr. Sullivan commented he wanted to make sure there was not a five year cap on use of action flags. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Pike to approve the proposed ordinance. 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 Almquist - aye Council Member Shakespeare - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. City Attorney Shawn Guzman arrived. PUBLIC HEARING/PRELIMINARY PLAT: Public hearing to consider approval of the preliminary plat for The Park at Paradise Canyon located at 1449 North on 1400 West Street. Robert Anderson, applicant. Jay Sandberg explained that the project is under construction, but the applicants have decided to condominiumize the units. City Attorney Shawn Guzman commented that staff has looked at the project and agree that the applicants can condominiumize the units. The final plat has been scheduled on an upcoming Planning Commission agenda. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing. St. George City Council Minutes June 5, 2008 Page Six MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to approve the preliminary plat. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Shakespeare. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/PRELIMINARY PLAT: Public hearing to consider approval of the preliminary plat for the Park Central Townhomes located on 300 South at approximately 550 East. Steve Jennings, applicant. Jay Sandberg explained that the project is located within a PD zone and surrounded by R-1-8 zoning. It was approved by the City Council on September 20, 2007 with stringent requirements, which he then reviewed. Four units are being added. All units will be single level with tile roofs and two car garages. There is a 20' setback. HOA documents will be rewritten so all the units are part of one project. There is also a provision that all the units have to be owner-occupied and cannot be rented to part-time residents. The existing irrigation ditch will be piped. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Pike to approve the preliminary plat. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Almquist. 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 Escalara Phases 3-6 located at 1900 East and 1100 North in the Middleton area. Stacey Young, applicant. Jay Sandberg advised that the Red Cliffs Park Subdivision was recently approved by the City Council. The only change from the previously approved plat is the connection road to the east has been moved to facilitate the Red Cliffs Park Subdivision. Everything else is the same. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. Floyd Sutton inquired if there would be access to the desert reserve. Mayor McArthur replied that there would be access. Mr. Sandberg advised that the desert reserve map shows a trail east and west along the boundary line. There being no further public comment, Mayor McArthur closed the public hearing. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to approve the preliminary plat. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Almquist. 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 Sun River Phase 29 located at about 4880 South Angel Arch Drive. Scott McCall, representative. Jay Sandberg advised that a flood plain map revision has been approved by FEMA enabling the applicant to move forward subject to certain conditions. Final approval from FEMA is needed before grading can be completed. While the number of units has gone beyond those needed for a traffic study, staff and the developer agree that a traffic study will not be done until completion of the new interchange. The Atkinville Wash flood plain is required to be restored with natural landscaping. A church site is also planned. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Pike to approve the preliminary plat subject to FEMA?s final approval of the flood plain map. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. St. George City Council Minutes June 5, 2008 Page Seven VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING: Public hearing with regard to the fiscal year 2008-2009 budget for the City of St. George. Mayor McArthur advised that this public hearing is one of two which will be held. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that this year?s budget is a couple of million down in the General Fund. It is a status quo budget. Costs have gone up significantly. There is $45 million in the General Fund. The City Council will have to make decisions with regard to rate increases. He suggested that the public comments be responded to in two weeks when the final budget is adopted. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. Jeannie Fowler, CAT representative for the Desert Hills neighborhood, advised there is currently no sidewalk along the community drive where the mailboxes are located and this is a safety concern for the children. She requested $15,100 from the City, the amount of the bid from Triple B Construction, for completion of the sidewalk. The community will participate in the project. 650 feet of sidewalk is needed. Wayne Staub, a resident of Dammeron Valley, inquired where the Leisure Services budget comes from. Mayor McArthur replied it comes from the General Fund. Mr. Staub inquired if it was normal to have a 41-42% benefit package for employees. City Manager Gary Esplin replied this is patterned after the rest of the State of Utah, but 41-42% sounded high. Mr. Staub advised he had questions on the Leisure Services budget related to the golf courses, golf cart leasing, professional and technical services, and lease payments. He stated that out of hundreds of line items in the budget, only three related to income. He stated it was difficult for anyone to determine what parts of the golf f program are good and bad and requested that the City Council consider special rates for county residents. He stated it was common for non-residents to pay higher fees. John Gallacher advised that there is resistance to any increase in golf fees, however delineated. One week from today there will be a public meeting at the Elks Lodge for senior citizen golfers regarding the increase in golf fees. There is going to be resistance to increased fees on behalf of senior golfers. Marti Paul thanked the City Council for their support and installation of the first dog park. Jo Litzinger thanked the City Council for the dog park. Kate Ramsussen thanked the City Council for the dog park and asked the City Council to consider more dog parks. Ed Baca inquired about the population base for which the City provides services. City Manager Gary Esplin replied the estimate is 70,000-75,000, which does not include visitors. There being no further public comment, Mayor McArthur closed the public hearing. PUBLIC HEARING: Public hearing regarding the authorization, 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 such other series or title designation(s) as may be determined). City Manager Gary Esplin explained a public hearing is required for issuance of the bonds for the next gas turbine project. Moody?s has upgraded the City?s rating for this bond issue which will help the interest rate significantly. St. George City Council Minutes June 5, 2008 Page Eight Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Pike to approve the issuance and sale of the bonds. 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 Almquist - aye Council Member Shakespeare - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. BEER LICENSE/LOCAL CONSENT: Consider approval of a beer license and local consent for a restaurant liquor license for Player?s Sports Grill located at 1699 Convention Center Drive. Patrick Oki, applicant. City Manager Gary Esplin explained the restaurant is located by the Dixie Center. The application meets all requirements and staff recommends approval. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Pike to approve the beer license and local consent. SECOND The motion was seconded by Council Member Shakespeare. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. SPECIAL EVENT FEE WAIVER: Consider approval of a request to waive the special event permit fee for the Dixie Fiesta. The Spectrum, applicant. Council Member Bunker inquired if the City would be listed as a sponsor in the advertisements. Kevin Jenkins, representing the Spectrum, replied that the City is listed as a sponsor. Business License Officer Laura Woolsey clarified that the fee being waived is the special event fee. Mr. Jenkins commented that this same request was made last year. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to waive the special event fee. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Almquist. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. BEER LICENSE/LOCAL CONSENT: Consider approval of a beer license and local consent for a limited restaurant liquor license to serve beer and wine at the Panda Garden restaurant. Ivan Szu, applicant. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that the application meets all requirements and staff recommends approval. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to approve the beer license and local consent. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Pike. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. BEER LICENSE: Consider approval of an off-premise beer license for La Raza Market at 1397 West Sunset Blvd. #115. Patricia Del Garcia, applicant. City Manager Gary Esplin advised the application meets all requirements. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Pike to approve the beer license. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Shakespeare. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. St. George City Council Minutes June 5, 2008 Page Nine City Manager Gary Esplin clarified that an off-premise license means the beer is consumed off-site. FINAL PLATS: Todd Jacobson advised that the Planning Commission recommends approval of the final plat for Banded Hills Drive located off of 3000 East and 3800 South, and Coral Desert Phase 2, a three lot commercial subdivision located at Foremaster Drive and 1450 East, and Las Colinas Phases 1 and 2, located on the west side of Pioneer Road and the Calvary Chapel at approximately 4000 South and 800 West. He explained that Las Colinas Phase 1 is a 32 lot residential subdivision. There are 23 residential lots in Phase 2. Staff had concerns with the existing power line which runs through the project, but after discussion with Dixie REA and in accordance with a development agreement, the line will be moved. Council Member Almquist commented that a drainage channel off I-15 on the opposite side of the road has been changed. He inquired if drainage through the project had been altered. Mr. Jacboson replied he was not aware of the drainage change, but the project design should take care of any drainage. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to approve the final plats and authorize the Mayor to sign them. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Almquist. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. REQUEST FOR ARCHERY EVENT: Consider approval of a request from the Huntsman Senior Games to hold an archery event in Mathis Park. City Manager Gary Esplin advised the City has a prohibition against these types of events in the parks. Granting the request would be an exception to that policy. If the request is granted, the park should be closed for that period of time to anyone walking or jogging past the site. Mayor McArthur commented he felt the event is a good thing and would be nice to see. City Manager Gary Esplin replied that the closure would be noticed, and just the section of the park where the event will be held will be closed. The other areas of the park can still be used. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Shakespeare to approve use of the park for the event. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. ACCEPT PROPERTY DONATION: Consider acceptance of a property donation from Leucadia Financial Corporation. City Manager Gary Esplin advised the property to be donated is located between the Las Colinas project and the river where a trail is being built along the edge of the subdivision. Leucadia would like to donate 3.7 acres. Mr. Esplin advised that Jeff Morby is Leucadia?s agent and has been good to work with over the years. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Almquist to accept the property donation. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Pike. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. Mayor McArthur invited a Scout in the audience to introduce himself. EXTEND LEASE: Consider approval of a request to extend the lease for an air quality monitoring station located in the Vernon Worthen Park. State of Utah, Division of Facilities Construction and Management, applicant. City Manager Gary Esplin explained an air monitoring station is currently located at Worthen Park near the horseshoe pits, and has been there for five years with no problems. He recommended approval of the extension. St. George City Council Minutes June 5, 2008 Page Ten MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Pike to approve the lease extension. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. SOLAR CAMPAIGN: Consider approval of the Solar Project Public Information Campaign. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that this project will be one of the first in the state. In order to make it worthwhile, the public has to be involved and the City needs to get information out about it. He recommended approval. Mayor McArthur advised the budget is $60,000. The City helped sponsor legislation which lets citizens purchase a part of the solar system and receive tax credits in exchange. The solar system will be placed by the wastewater treatment plant. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Shakespeare to approve the campaign. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Almquist. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. SALE OF CITY PROPERTY: Consider approval of a sale of excess City property near the 11th green at Southgate Golf Course. Ron Whitney, applicant. City Manager Gary Esplin explained staff recommends approval of the sale of surplus property to the abutting property owner for $2 per sq. ft. The property is not useful to anyone else. Mayor McArthur commented sale of the property would clean up the area, and is one of a number of such sales of surplus property to adjacent property owners. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to approve the sale. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Pike. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AGREEMENT: Consider approval of an agreement for transfer of water rights between the Bloomington Country Club and the Southgate Irrigation Company. Water Services Director Barry Barnum explained the seep ditch irrigation company by Southgate is an old company with few shareholders. The City holds the majority of the shares and runs the company. Steve Larson at the St. George Golf Course is president of the company. The company has agreed to transfer all water rights to the City and do away with the company completely in exchange for the City delivering water to those who have had a right to use the irrigation water in the past. It can be delivered through a number of ways, including reuse water. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Pike to approve the agreement. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Shakespeare. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AGREEMENT: Consider approval of the fourth amendment to the Ft. Pierce loan agreement. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that approval of this agreement will authorize the amount to increase from $1.2 million to $1.7 million. He explained that when the Ft. Pierce Industrial Park was built, Dixie REA and the City were going to be partners in Park. Some issues arose, and the City agreed, because of economic development benefits, to loan some money to the developer to do the infrastructure. A loan was necessary because SITLA owns all the property, and this was a creative way to allow the Industrial Park to be built for the good of the City to create new jobs. The private property owners have stepped up and increased the valuation of the property. There are also three EDAs in this area. It has been worthwhile for the City. The City is getting a higher rate than the borrowing rate and it is a win-win for everyone involved. He recommended approval. Council Member Pike inquired if the increased amount was for additional infrastructure. St. George City Council Minutes June 5, 2008 Page Eleven Mr. Esplin replied that it was. He advised a certain percentage of the sale of each lot comes back to the City. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Shakespeare to approve the agreement. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. DEED PROPERTY TO COUNTY: Consider approval to deed property to the County for location of the new library. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that when the County relocated to the new library site, the City owned the property. This action is a housekeeping item. The County in return is deeding property to the City. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Pike to approve issuance of the deed. 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 GRANT: Consider approval of the FY 09 airport grant for $9,741,606. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that this is the first payment under the letter of intent to build the new airport. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to approve the grant. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Pike. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Consider approval of the minutes of the special City Council meeting held May 8, 2008. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Shakespeare to approve the minutes as presented. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Pike, VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. Consider approval of the minutes of the regular City Council meeting held May 15, 2008. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to approve the minutes as presented. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Shakespeare. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. ADJOURN TO RDA MEETING: MOTION: A motion to adjourn to an Redevelopment Agency meeting was made by Council Member Bunker. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Pike. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. RECONVENE AND ADJOURN TO EDA MEETING: MOTION: A motion to reconvene and adjourn to an Economic Development Agency meeting was made by Council Member Pike. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Almquist. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. RECONVENE: MOTION: A motion to reconvene was made by Council Member Bunker. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Pike. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. UPDATE FROM POLICE DEPARTMENT: Police Chief Marlon Stratton advised that the Victim Services Program has b...


City Council Minutes 04/14/2016:
...cks will be acquired through a lease program and the lease program for the police vehicles will be paid off. He addressed a new fire station in the Little Valley area, overflow parking concerns for the All Abilities Park and comp time concerns with regard to staffing issues in the Fire Department. Mayor Pike suggested the Council review the preliminary budget. City Manager Gary Esplin explained this is a preliminary budget and suggested setting dates in May for Department Heads to present their budgets. Further, the Council will have to decide if they would prefer to have one public hearing or two. The consensus of the Council is to set the meetings for May 12 and May 26 and have the public hearings on June 2 and June 16. St. George City Council Minutes April 14, 2016 Page Two City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the Department Heads will present their budgets and if the Council wants to make changes they can. He updated the Council on the Electric Refunding Bonds – the City will see a savings of $5 million. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the resolution adopting the 2016-2017 Preliminary Budget. 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. REPORT FROM MAYOR, COUNCILMEMBERS AND CITY MANAGER: No reports were given. The Council travelled for the following: Site tour and demonstration of the Police Department’s shooting range, 867 West Red Hills Parkway. Police Department staff provided a site tour and demonstration of the Police Department’s shooting range, vehicles and equipment. Site t...


City Council Minutes 10/03/2013:
...ARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for four (4) 2014 Dodge Chargers for the Police Department. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised the bid is to purchase four 2014 Dodge Chargers from local vendor Stephen Wade Dodge at $26,125.00 each for a total of $104,500.00. Only two bids were received. City Manager Gary Esplin stated the City looked at other vehicles, however, the Police Department favors the Chargers. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to approve the bid award to Stephen Wade Dodge for the four Chargers in the amount of $104,500.00. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Nickle. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote as follows: Councilmember Bunker - aye Councilmember Almquist - aye Councilmember Nickle - aye Councilmember Pike - aye Councilmember Hughes - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for 2013 Vacuum Sweeper with a 5 year buy back option for the Streets Department. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised the bid is to purchase a 2013 vacuum sweeper with a five year buy back option. Cate Equipment was the only vendor to meet all required specifications. The cost of the sweeper is $224,970.00 and is included in ths year’s budget. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bunker to approve the bid. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Almquist. St. George City Council Minutes October 3, 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. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for the Virgin River Trail South C Project. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised there were four formal bids received for this project. Interstate Rock was the low bid and is a local vendor. The price submitted was $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 formally known as the Atkin Trail and will connect to the northern intersection at the Virgin River Trail and will continue to the west and align with the Sun River Golf Course club house. She explained this is a Utah state trails grant project with a 50% match. The City will pay approximately $60,000.00. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Pike to approve the bid for $121,432.45 to Interstate Rock. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bunker. 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. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for the annual purchase of Polymer product for the Wastewater Department. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised the bid is for the annual purchase of polymer for the Wastewater Department. The cost will be a not to exceed $195,000.00. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the bid not to exceed $195,000.00. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Pike. 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. INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT/RESOLUTION: Consider approval of a resolution to approve an interlocal agreement between the City and the Southwest Special Services District to provide fire responses to the Ledges and Trails areas of the City. City Manager Gary Esplin advised the special service district would like to build a fire house near the Ledges and Trails areas which would actually be located within the City limits. He explained staff recommends to move forward and for a number of reasons it becomes a win-win situation. Commissioner Cox stated building the station is an example of excellent and wise stewardship using tax payer funds to craft a win-win situation. Winchester Hills Fire Chief Christensen advised they will be building a fire station near the southwest corner of Winchester Hills. The station will be centrally located to cover Winchester Hills as well as the Ledges. St. George City Council Minutes October 3, 2013 Page Three Fire Chief Robert Stoker stated that although the City does not have automatic aid agreement with any communities, this agreement will serve as one. Because the station will be in the City limits, certain development related fees will be waived. The agreement states the station will respond to the area of the Ledges, JEL Ranches and the Trails developments. He stated there have been problems with ISO which is the insurance rating service. At the last rating, the area was rated a class 10 which means no fire protection. This agreement should help that rating as well as save residents in that area quite a bit of money. City Manager Gary Esplin advised the City rarely waives impact fees, however, this is like a City station and he feels it is fair to do so. This station may delay the need for a City station in that area. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised the agreement says that the fees are prorated over a ten (10) year period. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to approve the resolution to accept the interlocal agreement and the language with regard to the impact fees with Southwest Special Services District. 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 Nickle - aye Councilmember Pike - aye Councilmember Hughes - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. TRANSIT FEES/RESOLUTION: Consider approval of a resolution to update Transit fees. SunTran Manager Fred Davies advised since the last work meeting, the discount fee has been dropped. The proposed fees would no longer give discounts to qualified disabled or senior citizens for day passes, month passes, and semester passes. Councilmember Hughes stated the fees were changed because there were some that were taking advantage of the discounted rates. This is not a money making service. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the resolution for the new rate schedule as outlined SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Pike. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote as follows: Councilmember Bunker - aye Councilmember Almquist - aye Councilmember Nickle - aye Councilmember Pike - aye Councilmember Hughes - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. AIRPORT RATES AND FEES/RESOLUTION: Consider approval of a resolution to update Airport rates and fees. City Manager Gary Esplin advised the following fee changes are proposed: Commercial/Charter Operations, Terminal Building Office & Space Rental, Security Fees, and Independent Flight Instructor/A&P Fee. He explained the City is making minor adjustment and changes to cover costs. Airport Manager Rich Stehmeier explained that when the initial fee schedule was introduced, these particular fees were not addressed. Now that there is interest from sister cities to bring in charter daily flights, he feels that adjusting the fee schedule to include them is necessary. Councilmember Almquist stated that Mr. Stehmeier looked at industry wide standards when looking at the fee structure. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to adopt the resolution to update the fees as presented. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote as follows: St. George City Council Minutes October 3, 2013 Page Four Councilmember Bunker - aye Councilmember Almquist - aye Councilmember Nickle - aye Councilmember Pike - aye Councilmember Hughes - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. City Attorney Shawn Guzman inquired if the new schedule included effective dates. He stated that the Transit Manger wanted the fees effective January 1st, but he was not aware of the effective date for the airport fee changes. City Manager Gary Esplin advised the airport fee changes should be effective immediately. AMENDED MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to clarify his motion to say the airport fee changes are effective today and the transit fee changes will be effective January 1, 2014. 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 Nickle - aye Councilmember Pike - aye Councilmember Hughes - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. ROAD CLOSURE REQUEST: Consider approval of a road closure request for a customer appreciation and truck show event. Performance Diesel, Inc. applicant. City Manager Gary Esplin advised there have not been issues with this request in the past. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Pike to approve the road closure request for Performance Diesel, Inc on November 1st and 2nd. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bunker. 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. FEE WAIVER REQUEST: Consider approval of a fee waiver for the use of J.C. Snow Park for a Cub Scout Day Camp. Jill Davenport, applicant. City Manager Gary Esplin advised the only concern staff had was that City ordinance has a section regarding archery in the park. Amy Brinkerhoff advised they wanted an area for the scouts to shoot bb guns and do archery towards open fields. They will have several adult chaperones and range safety officers. City Manager Gary Esplin stated he wants the Police Department to approve the set up. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to approve the waiver for the use of J.C. Snow Park on October 26th and address concerns with regards to archery and bb gun event to be approved by the Police department. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Hughe...


City Council Minutes 09/17/2009:
...could recall there has always been a negative balance in impact fee funds. Police impact fees have been used to pay the debt service on the police building, and the fire department impact fees will soon be used to build Station 8. There has been a decrease in impact fees collected due to the slow-down in the economy and the City Council feels it is unfair to raise user fees during this difficult time. St. George City Council Minutes September 17, 2009 Page Two Councilmember Almquist advised the City provides many free recreational opportunities for its citizens. He advised that revenues increased in the Police Department due to an increased effort in enforcing warrants. Mr. Peterson encouraged St. George citizens to shop local so that the sales tax remains in the community. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Pike to approve the financial statement. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote as follows: Councilmember Pike - aye Councilmember Bunker - aye Councilmember Almquist - aye Councilmember Shakespeare - aye Councilmember Allen - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. BID OPENING: Consider award of bid for the 120 East road project. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood explained 10 bids were received. She recommended award of the low bid to JP Excavating in the amount of $384,446.25. In addition it is recommended that an alternate for a concrete sidewalk on the west side be included in the amount of $26,250. City Manager Gary Esplin explained this is the Flying J road staff has been working on for years. Bryce Christensen has worked with the City to obtain the right-of-way needed. Mayor McArthur explained that work on the roundabout project has begun. This project will provide a road on the east side of Flying J to facilitate truck traffic and will also make the roundabout safer. The engineer?s estimate was $674,000 and the bid is almost 50% less. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to award the bid as recommended, including the alternate. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Pike. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote as follows: Councilmember Almquist - aye Councilmember Pike - aye Councilmember Allen - aye Councilmember Shakespeare - aye Councilmember Bunker - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for the airport booster pump station supply project. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood recommended award of the bid to Nickerson Company in the amount of $55,008. Councilmember Bunker inquired why there was such a discrepancy between the two bids. Ms. Hood replied she was not sure, but it could be the different profit margins or suppliers. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Pike to award the bid as recommended. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Almquist. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote as follows: Councilmember Pike - aye Councilmember Almquist - aye Councilmember Allen - aye Councilmember Bunker - aye Councilmember Shakespeare - aye St. George City Council Minutes September 17, 2009 Page Three The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. CHANGE ORDER: Consider approval of a change order for the Replacement Airport sewer line. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised the change order is with Quality Excavation in the amount of $62,684.50. City Manager Gary Esplin explained the site is along the Ft. Pierce Wash along the south side of the airport hill. The sewer line will be reinforced to make sure it stays where it should be. This is a joint project with Quality Excavation and they are participating in the cost. Change orders have been less than 2% on this multi-million dollar project and no additional change orders are anticipated. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Shakespeare to approve the change order. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Allen. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote as follows: Councilmember Shakespeare - aye Councilmember Allen - aye Councilmember Almquist - aye Councilmember Bunker - aye Councilmember Pike - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. CONTRACT: Consider approval of a contract with Horrocks Engineers for construction management services on Airport Parkway. City Manager Connie Hood recommended approval of the contract in the amount of $187,745. City Manager Gary Esplin advised this contract is for the road from the roundabout to the interchange. Horrocks is the design engineer on this section. It will have three lanes of traffic, utilities and a storm drain. This contract is for construction administration of the actual road. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bunker to approve the contract. 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 Allen - aye Councilmember Shakespeare - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. CHANGE ORDER: Consider approval of a change order with Quality Excavation for the Bowler Ence Marsh road improvement project. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised the amount of the change order is $147,138.01. Mayor McArthur advised there is one last road to pave in this area. City Manager Gary Esplin explained the vast majority of the money spent for this project is from CDBG funds which can only be spent for these types of improvements in certain areas of the City based on low income guidelines. However, there is not quite enough to complete the project so TIF funds will have to be used. Some residents of the area also were willing to pay their share. Mayor McArthur advised that $15,000 from TIF funds will have to be used. St. George City Council Minutes September 17, 2009 Page Four MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Shakespeare to approve the change order. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Almquist. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote as follows: Councilmember Shakespeare - aye Councilmember Allen - aye Councilmember Bunker - aye Councilmember Pike - aye Councilmember Almquist - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. Councilmember Pike complimented Purchasing Manager Connie Hood on her presentation at the Chamber of Commerce a few weeks ago on the City?s purchasing process. Mayor McArthur complimented Red and Pat Blake for the recycling work they provide to the community. PUBLIC HEARING/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider amendments to Title 10, Chapter 10, St. George City Code, to add ?indoor archery range? as a conditional use in the C-2 and C-3 zones. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that indoor archery is currently not listed as a use at all in the zoning code. The City has received an application for an indoor archery range at the former Outdoor Outlet at 1062 E. Tabernacle. The Planning Commission recommends adding indoor archery range as a conditional use in the C-2 and C-3 zones. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing. Councilmember Allen commented she felt it should be a permitted use. Councilmember Bunker commented there could be problems such as on 700 South. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised that he and Community Development Director Bob Nicholson discussed this item in depth and could not think of any negative impacts to the surrounding community and could find no reason to recommended it as a permitted use. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Allen to approve the ordinance adding indoor archery range as a permitted use in the C-2 and C-3 zones. 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 Almquist - aye Councilmember Pike - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING: Public hearing regarding the issuance and sale of not more than $6,000000 aggregate principal amount of Water Revenue Bonds, Series 2009. (NOTE: It was believed this item was scheduled on the agenda in error and should have been a public hearing in conjunction with the resolution to facilitate issuance of industrial revenue bonds for a project in St. George) City Manager Gary Esplin explained this public hearing is on the proposal to issue industrial revenue bonds for the parent company of Viracon. Counties were designated as national recovery zones and granted $61,000,000 or $63,000,000 to use to help companies relocate because of the increase in the unemployment rate. The County has the ability to allocate these bonds. There is no recourse back on the City. The bonds are issued based on the credit of the company being induced to come. The resolution will allow issuance of up to $12,000,000 in industrial revenue bonds, but that much will not be needed. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. St. George City Council Minutes September 17, 2009 Page Five Rick Farmer advised that Viracon has been located in St. George since 2006. Viracon currently has 270 employees and looks forward to increasing another 160 employees with passage of the bonds. More equipment will be added. Market conditions are stable right now. There being no further public comment, Mayor McArthur closed the public hearing. RESOLUTION: Consider approval of an inducement resolution to facilitate issuance of industrial revenue bonds for a project in St. George. City Manager Gary Esplin explained approval of the resolution will authorize issuance of up to $12,000,000 in industrial revenue bonds. The company underwriting the bonds is out of Alabama. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to approve the resolution. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Allen. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist - aye Councilmember Allen - aye Councilmember Shakespeare - aye Councilmember Bunker - aye Councilmember Pike - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. RESOLUTION: Consider approval of a resolution setting fees for sports field usage. Leisure Services Director Kent Perkins explained that maintenance of sports fields is covered by the General Fund. He then reviewed the proposed fee schedule. He recommended that a fee also be charged for light usage as the City spends $35,000 a year on the lights. He clarified that fees will only be charged to scheduled leagues, not neighborhood use. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bunker to approve the resolution. 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. Leisure Services Director Kent Perkins reported almost 11,000 have applied to run the marathon and 7,200 entries have been accepted. This marathon will be the largest ever. A new timing system will be used and there are 10-15 new sponsors. There are enough motel/hotel rooms in the area to accommodate 10,000 runners but not enough buses to get the runners to the starting line. He advised that a delegation of 24 will be sent to Ibigawa this year. The Mayor?s representative will be Councilmember Almquist. A City staff representative from the Police Department will also be sent. Doug Wells will be sent as a runner?s ...


City Council Minutes 05/03/2012:
...He now recommends approval since all details have been worked out with the Police Department. Harold Hilburn stated that he has met with the Police Department and he is in full agreement. Councilmember Bunker inquired if the event will be advertised to the public. Mr. Hilburn answered the event will be advertised to the public. Mayor McArthur asked if these promotions are held each week or if these events were going to be held occasionally. City Attorney Shawn Guzman clarified the applicant could host a dance each week. St. George City Council Minutes May 3, 2012 Page Three City Manager Gary Esplin advised if the applicant were to hold an event beyond what the business license covers, the applicant will have to inform the Police Department. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the business license. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Nickle as long as the request meets the approval of City Manager Gary Esplin. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote as follows: Councilmember Nickle - aye Councilmember Hughes - aye Councilmember Bunker - aye Councilmember Pike - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. BEER LICENSE/LOCAL CONSENT: Consider approval of a request for a beer license and local consent for a limited restaurant liquor license for the Brick Oven restaurant at 1410 E. St. George Blvd. Jeffrey Creer, applicant. Business License Officer Shiloh Kirkland explained the applicant has a current restaurant license. The applicant is now requesting the City approve a beer license. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bunker to approve the beer license and local consent for a limited restaurant liquor license for the Brick Oven restaurant. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Nickle. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote as follows: Councilmember Nickle - aye Councilmember Hughes - aye Councilmember Bunker - aye Councilmember Pike - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. SET PUBLIC HEARINGS: City Planner Ray Snyder advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held April 24, 2012, recommended that public hearings be scheduled for May 17, 2012 to consider a zone change request from RCC to PD-RES for a skilled nursing and assisted living facility called “Seasons” on 1.98 acres generally located at 126 West and 200 North. The applicant is SHCG LLC, Mr. James Dean representative. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Pike to set the public hearings as recommended. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Hughes. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote as follows: Councilmember Nickle - aye Councilmember Hughes - aye Councilmember Bunker - aye Councilmember Pike - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. FINAL PLATS: Project Manager Todd Jacobsen advised the Planning Commission recommends the approval of the final plat for a roadway dedication at 940 West Circle located East of Valley View Drive at approximately 750 North. Councilmember Bunker inquired who was building the cul-de-sac. Mr. Jacobsen answered the roadway is being dedicated by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. City Manager Gary Esplin explained there was some controversy when the road was started because there was concern about the traffic flow. Project Manager Todd Jacobsen advised the Planning Commission recommends the approval of the final plat for “Sun Valley Estates Phase 8" a 3 lot residential St. George City Council Minutes May 3, 2012 Page Four subdivision. The property is zoned RE-12.5 and is located at 3630 South Street and Banded Hills Drive. Project Manager Todd Jacobsen advised the Planning Commission recommends the approval of the final plat for “Sun Valley Estates Phase 9" a 15lot residential subdivision. The property is zoned RE-12.5 and is located at 3580 South Street and 2870 East Street. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bunker to approve the final plats: (1) Roadway dedication at 940 West Circle, (2) Sun Valley Estates Phase 8 and (3) Sun Valley States Phase 9. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Nickle. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote as follows: Councilmember Nickle - aye Councilmember Hughes - aye Councilmember Bunker - aye Councilmember Pike - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT: Consider approval of a conditional use permit to allow for additional power pole height of up to 90' for power line transmission poles in the vicinity of 3050 East Street and running east-west generally behind the Walmart, Home Depot, Albertsons and Big Lots stores. Rocky Mountain Power Co., applicant. City Planner Ray Snyder stated 90-95 percent of the businesses are located in Washington City; only a small portion are in St. George. Rocky Mountain Power Company would like to raise the height from 70 feet to 90 feet. The plan is to have all power lines on one metal pole instead of 2 wooden poles. Councilmember Hughes commented this was discussed during the Planning Commission meeting and makes sense to have all poles the same height. Councilmember Bunker asked if the poles would be wider. Councilmember Hughes answered yes, the poles will be wider and will be made from metal rather than wood. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the conditional use permit. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote as follows: Councilmember Nickle - aye Councilmember Hughes - aye Councilmember Bunker - aye Councilmember Pike - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT: Consider approval of a conditional use permit to establish an Arts Education Resource Center at 307 No. Main in the Historic Landmark property known as the Orvil Hafen home. City Planner Craig Harvey explained the permit will provide limited commercial use for Arts Education which falls within the City ordinance. He stated the existing tennis court, located in the front of the property, will be converted to a parking area which will be used primarily by teachers as most students will arrive by bus. As per the conditions of the property being designated a landmark, the home will be restored to near its original appearance. The improvements will include a new roof and adding redwood siding to portions of the home’s facade. Mr. Harvey stated the Planning Commission recommends approval. Mayor McArthur added he believes this is a great use for the property. Property Owner, Ernie Doose, stated the outpouring support from the community was tremendous. St. George City Council Minutes May 3, 2012 Page Five Councilmember Bunker if the neighbors were notified and if there was any feedback. Mr. Harvey explained there was a notice to all neighbors but he has not heard of any feedback. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bunker to approve the conditional use permit as itemized. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Pike. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote as follows: Councilmember Nickle - aye Councilmember Hughes - aye Councilmember Bunker - aye Councilmember Pike - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING: Public hearing to consider public comment on the Annual Action Plan for FY 2012-2013 under the City’s Community Development Block Grant Program. CDBG Administrator Brian Maxfield explained the annual action plan details the programs and how they fit in with the City’s consolidated plans. With this plan, the City would forward an application to the Denver office for approval July 1. Councilmember Pike inquired if the funds were available through the federal government beginning July 1. He also added the City would receive approximately $456,000 in grants provided through the U.S. Urban Housing Development . He explained through the application process, the City would be responsible to decide which projects would meet the criteria and can benefit the community. Mr. Maxfield answered the funds are available July 1 and added there is not an obligation for the City to match the funds. Mayor McArthur stated the City meets the qualifications because of our population and that the grants are very helpful to our community. Councilmember Pike stated some of the projects include acquisition of offices for the DOVE Center, The Learning Center for Families, Down Payment Assistance Program, as well as ADA Sidewalk ramps. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. Citizen Ed Baca inquired about the evaluation process of agencies that apply for these funds. He wondered if there was follow up and if so, are the findings public. Mayor McArthur explained these items been discussed at previous meetings which include public comments. City Manager Esplin stated the City is required to file reports showing how the money has been spent in addition to being audited by HUD. Mr. Maxfield added there is a Consolidated Action Plan Evaluation Report that is done each September. The report evaluates each of the funding activities and whether or not they were successful. Mayor McArthur explained the City has denied requests in the past because the requirements had not been met. Mayor McArthur closed the public hearing. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Pike to approve the Annual Action Plan for FY 2012-2013 under the City’s Community Development Block Grant Program and allowing Mayor McArthur to sign the application. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Hughes. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote as follows: St. George City Council Minutes May 3, 2012 Page Six Councilmember Nickle - aye Councilmember Hughes - aye Councilmember Bunker - aye Councilmember Pike - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider a zone change from Agricultural A-1 (40,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size) to Agricultural A-20 (20 acre minimum lot size) on 4.67 acres to be combined with an existing 20 acre parcel located at 3320 East 2620 South. Jay Webb, applicant. City Planner Craig Harvey explained the parcel currently has two zoning designations. The applicant plans to build a residence and has requested to the have the entire property to have one zone to be able to do so. Mr. Harvey stated the Planning Commission believes there will be no impact to neighbors and 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 Hughes to approve the zone change. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Nickle. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote as follows: Councilmember Nickle - aye Councilmember Hughes - aye Councilmember Bunker - aye Councilmember Pike - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried PUBLIC HEARING/CODE AMENDMENT/ORDINANCE Public hearing to consider proposed amendments to St. George City Code, Title 10, Zoning Regulations, Chapter 10, Commercial Zones, Section 2 Permitted Uses, to add Automobile Parking Lot and also add Section 10-10-5M for regulations for automobile parking lots. City Planner Ray Snyder advised the City received a request for a commercial zoned parcel to be developed into an automobile parking lot with no building on-site. The zoning code does not currently list automobile parking lot as a permitted use. If the ordinance is approved, automobile parking lot would need to be added as a permitted use or as a conditional use in a zoning code. In addition special provisions would need to be followed. Those conditions are as follows: (1) Automobile parking lots shall be fully improved according to City design and construction standards and all other city regulations. (2) Multi-level parking garages are a conditional use in the C-2, C-3, and C-4 zones, unless built on-site with a permitted primary use. (3) Signs may designate who is allowed to park in the parking lots. (4) Parking lots shall be located within 250 feet of the use for which it is intended, and there shall be continuous approved pedestrian access connecting the off-site parking area with the primary use. (5) All automobiles which use the parking lot shall remain within the boundaries of the parking lot and shall not encroach onto adjacent property. (6) All applicable landscaping requirements shall be complied with. Including but not limited to landscaping requirement for commercial zones. Councilmember Bunker inquired if an automobile parking lot such as this could charge patrons for parking. Mr. Snyder explained it was discussed in the Planning Commission meeting and may be a possibility. Councilmember Bunker asked if the City should include this in the ordinance. Councilmember Pike stated he felt it was not needed. Councilmember Hughes stated the Planning Commission feels that if the property owner wanted to charge for parking, they would need to obtain a separate business license. St. George City Council Minutes May 3, 2012 Page Seven Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. Chris Phillips on behalf of Paul and JoAnn Phillips, stated the property is located near Biolife. The realtor for Biolife has approached his parents several times to lease or sell the property because their parking lot cannot accommodate parking needs of their staff. The Phillips’ would rather lease the property then sell it. Mayor McArthur stated a request such as this has never been made. The City will need to change the language of the code to accommodate the request. City Attorney Shawn Guzman stated he spoke with the Planning staff and believes this request needs to be tabled so that the language can be looked at further. Mayor McArthur closed the public hearing. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bunker to move the item to the next City Council meeting. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Pike. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote as follows: Councilmember Nickle - aye Councilmember Hughes - aye Councilmember Bunker - aye Councilmember Pike - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/EASEMENT ABANDONMENT/RESOLUTION: Public hearing to consider an easement abandonment and lot merger for Lot 75 and 74 of The Boulders Phase 3 Amended Subdivision. Elaine and Harry Boyd, applicants. Project Manager Todd Jacobsen explained the applicants own both lots and would like to merge them into one lot. The easement needs to be abandoned. This item was discussed and approved by the JUC. 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 abandonment and lot merger. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Nickle. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote as follows: Councilmember Nickle - aye Councilmember Hughes - aye Councilmember Bunker - aye Councilmember Pike - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried PUBLIC HEARING/LOT LINE ADJUSTMENT/RESOLUTION: Public hearing to consider a lot line adjustment for Lot 102 and Lot 103 of the Prairie Hollow Subdivision. Robert Bresee and Gary Colf, applicants. Project Manager Todd Jacobsen explained the applicants own adjacent properties in which there is an existing block wall built off the property line. The applicants would like to adjust the property line to match the block wall. 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 lot line adjustment. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote as follows: Councilmember Nickle - aye Councilmember Hughes - aye Councilmember Bunker - aye Councilmember Pike - aye St. George City Council Minutes May 3, 2012 Page Eight The vote was unanimous and the motion carried City Manager advised the next four items are tied together. He explained the enhancement grant was separate from the State’s grant. After discussions with UDOT, he feels in order to finish the enhancement grant for Dixie Drive and complete the project by July 25, the City will need to enter into a construction management agreement similar to the way the project was built and use the State’s contractibility with the existing contractor to make the improements. AGREEMENT: Consider approval of a professional services agreement with SCS to provide independent cost estimating for the Dixie Drive Transportation Enhancement (TE) project. City Manager Gary Esplin explained under the State program UDOT would hire an independent company to prepare a cost estimate and negotiate with the construction management. Mayor McArthur advised the cost is plus or minus $6000.00. City Manager Gary Esplin stated the cost is part of the total project in which the City has a match in addition to funds coming from the enhancement grant. AGREEMENT: Consider approval of a professional services agreement for design services by UDOT’s selected general contractor, WCC, for the Dixie Drive TE project. City Manager Gary Esplin explained the City would enter into an agreement with UDOT to use the same contractor to add the improvements which is Wadsworth Construction Contractors. AGREEMENT: to provide construction management services to insure the City’s TE pr Consider approval of a professional services agreement with Parsons-Brinkerhoff oject complies with Federal Highway Administration requirements. City Manager Gary Esplin explained the City would enter into a construction management contract with Parsons-Brinkerhoff, selected by UDOT to ensure the project complies with all federal and state requirements. AGREEMENT: Consider approval of a Landscape Maintenance Agreement with UDOT for maintenance of enhanced landscaping within the UDOT right-of-way and on City property adjacent to Dixie Drive. City Manager Gary Esplin explained this item is an agreement the City has previously entered into with UDOT which states that once the landscaping was complete, the City would maintain the landscaping on the right of way. Mr. Esplin stated the exposure to the City may be a cost increase if the project were to go out to for public bid. He feels the risk is worth getting the project done while the roadway is closed because UDOT is allowing the City to use the contractors management as part of this project. This may be the most effective way as far as timing and cost to complete the project on time. Mayor McArthur stated the process has been reviewed and will not exceed the cost and actually may reduce the cost using this process. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that through the process, which is administered by the State, the City is being asked because the City is a party through the enhancement grant. Mayor McArthur commented the costs for the agreements are included in the price of the project. Parks Planning Manager Laura Taylor added the overall transportation enhancement project is approximately $625,000.00 which includes much more than the medians. The goal of City Staff is to have the medians planted completely by July 26 with additional work needed on the side of the roadway after that date which may include road closure. St. George City Council Minutes May 3, 2012 Page Nine City Manager Gary Esplin stated the interchange will be able to open with limited road closures if necessary since this project includes landscaping on the side of the road way as well as connection of the trails. Mayor McArthur stated this is a significant project that will finally connect the trails in the City. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Pike to approve the professional services agreement with SCS to provide independent cost estimating for the Dixie Drive Transportation Enhancement project. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Hughes. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote as follows: Councilmember Nickle - aye Councilmember Hughes - aye Councilmember Bunker - aye Councilmember Pike - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the professional services agreement for design services by UDOT’s selected general contractor, WCC for the Dixie Drive Transportation Enhancement project. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote as follows: Councilmember Nickle - aye Councilmember Hughes - aye Councilmember Bunker - aye Councilmember Pike - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bunker to approve the professional services agreement with Parsons-Brinkerhoff to provide construction management services to insure the City’s TE project complies iwth Federal Highway Administration requirements. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Nickle. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote as follows: Councilmember Nickle - aye Councilmember Hughes - aye Councilmember Bunker - aye Councilmember Pike - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Nickle to approve a Landscape Maintenance Agreement with UDOT for maintenance of enhanced landscaping within the UDOT right-of-way and on City property adjacent to Dixie Drive. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Pike. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote as follows: Councilmember Nickle - aye Councilmember Hughes - aye Councilmember Bunker - aye Councilmember Pike - 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 stated the applicant was not present and therefore, the request should not be considered at this time. St. George City Council Minutes May 3, 2012 Page Ten Mayor McArthur advised that although the applicant was absent he would like to continue with the action. Councilmember Hughes inquired if the City had knowledge of why the applicant was not present. City Manager Gary Esplin answered the applicant may not have been aware they needed to be present. It the item could be tabled at this time, the City would send the applicant a letter stating they need to be present. Councilmember Hughes stated he would rather table the item at this time to give the applicant a chance to present their event. The item was tabled. LAND PURCHASE: Consider approval to purchase parcels of land to be used for future parks. City Manager Gary Esplin stated this item has been discussed and approved in a previous work meeting. The properties are located near the Dinosaur Museum and Sunset Elementary and will be used for building community parks. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised the location and purchase price was discussed during a closed meeting. The land owners are out of state and have not signed an agreement. City Manager Gary Esplin stated that based on the terms heard, the Council can authorize the finalization and at closing, the City would receive the documentation. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Pike to approve the land purchase. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote as follows: Councilmember Nickle - aye Councilmember Hughes - aye Councilmember Bunker - aye Councilmember Pike - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. AGREEMENT: Consider approval of a Communications Site Lease Agreement with AWI. Support Services Manager Marc Mortensen advised the agreement will be with American Wireless Inc formally Sky View Technologies to allow them to locate a piece of equipment within the fence of the City’s water tank above the new airport. In exchange the City has two designated areas for high speed wireless internet service comparable to a fiber optic cable. This would allow the airport to be on the City’s network and allow for the backup needed. City Manager stated this agreement is similar to what the City has already done in other areas. Mr. Mortensen stated the City has previously had agreements such as this with three other carriers and are using the same the type of contract. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the communications site lease agreement. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Nickle. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote as follows: Councilmember Nickle - aye Councilmember Hughes - aye Councilmember Bunker - aye Councilmember Pike - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. TEMPORARY ZONING REGULATIONS/ORDINANCE Consider approval of an ordinance setting forth temporary zoning regulations on all property within the city of St. George for tobacco speciality businesses commonly referred to as smoke shops and hookah stores with an immediate effective date. St. George City Council Minutes May 3, 2012 Page Eleven City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised there had recently been changes made to the state law regarding tobacco shops. The ordinance will prohibit smoke shops or stores selling tobacco and tobacco type products from transferring business licenses or locations for a period of up to six months. Mayor McArthur stated if approved the City would have six months to craft an ordinance. Councilmember Nickle asked Mr. Guzman to clarify whether this request will impact existing smoke shops. Mr. Guzman stated existing smoke shops will not be affected however the police department will continue to monitor for businesses selling illegal...


City Council Minutes 11/17/2016:
...yor Pike for the proclamation.      Mayor Pike introduced Police Captain Mike Giles introduced Sergeant Tyrell Bangerter and Police Officer Carlotta Baer.  Captain Giles explained what the Move Over Campaign is and stated that it will be pushed throughout the state.  He then presented the video that will be used to promote the campaign.   AIRPORT HANGAR LEASE: Consider approval of an airport hangar lease with Rasmussen Air LLC for hangar lot 57B.   City Manager Gary Esplin advised the lease meets all requirements.  Since they already have an existing hangar, they are requesting to change the name to Rasmussen Air LLC.  The leases are standard leases.   AIRPORT HANGAR LEASE: Consider approval of an airport hangar lease with Michael Busher for hangar lot 58D.   City Manager Gary Esplin advised this lease is for a new hangar with Michael Busher for hangar lot 58D.   MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the consent calendar, items 1A and 1B. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt.   Councilmember Baca noted that these leases are hangar leases and are standard leases; however, there is a difference between this type of lease and a SASO lease.   VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:   Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye   St. George City Council Minutes November 17, 2016 Page Two   The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for the annual crack seal project.   City Manager Gary Esplin stated this request is for the annual crack seal project in the amount of $201,895 and is part of the City’s overall pavement management program.  Superior Asphalt has had the contract in the past few years and has done a good job.  This year’s cost is slightly lower than last year.   MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Baca to approve the contract and agreement with Superior Asphalt in the amount of $201,895 for the annual crack seal project.    SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial. VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:   Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye   The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   AWARD OF BID: Consider approval of a professional services agreement with Jviation for the design of the Ledges roundabout modifications.   City Manager Gary Esplin explained this request is a professional services agreement with Jviation for the design of the Ledges roundabout modifications.  Currently, the design does not allow for oversized vehicles, therefore, this would be a modification to allow these types of vehicles to better utilize the roundabout.  The total cost is being paid by UDOT, the City is simply the facilitator; the amount of the agreement is $39,245.32.   MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the professional services agreement with Jviation for the design of the Ledges roundabout modifications; the cost to be paid by UDOT. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt. VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:   Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye   The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for the purchase of four (4) vehicles for the Police Department.   City Manager Gary Esplin explained the current budget includes funds to purchase four (4) police vehicles.  He outlined the vehicles that will be purchased. &nb...


City Council Meeting Minutes Minutes 02/13/2018:
... GEORGE CITY COUNCIL MINUTES WORK MEETING FEBRUARY 13, 2018, 10:00 A.M. POLICE DEPARTMENT TRAINING ROOM PRESENT: Mayor Jon Pike Councilmember Jimmie Hughes Councilmember Michele Randall Councilmember Joe Bowcutt Councilmember Bette Arial Councilmember Ed Baca City Manager Adam Lenhard City Recorder Christina Fernandez OPENING: Mayor Pike called the meeting to order and welcomed all in attendance. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mayor Pike and the invocation was offered by Councilmember Randall. DISCUSSION REGARDING THE FY 2018-2019 BUDGET: City Manager Adam Lenhard welcomed all in attendance. He recognized Deanna for her work in preparing the budget and mentioned there will be a follow up meeting, dedicated for the Council to provide feedback. Energy Services Director Laurie Mangum provided a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: build out; maps showing density; substation loading; substation construction and expansion; video of the Indian Hills line; monitoring rooftop solar; diagram for solar power; monitoring EV; capital projects; repair and replace programs; advanced training; additional needs; cash flows; and additional funding. Councilmember Hughes arrived during Ms. Mangum’s presentation. City Attorney Shawn Guzman presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: Legal Services mission statement; org chart; Legal Services budget; claims management; liability, property, & worker’s compensation; liability and property insurance structure; insurance coverages/premiums; number of liability claims 2017; liability claims paid 2012-2017; worker’s comp claims by numbers 2012-2017; number of worker’s comp claims paid 2012-2017; City Prosecutor/criminal cases; criminal cases filed 2012-2017; criminal caseload goals; criminal caseload challenges; civil matters; code enforcement; citizen complaints 2017; citizen complaints vs. total cases 2017; challenges; and number of attorneys vs. other cities. Human Resources Manager Sharon Hokanson outlined changes that have taken place in her department recently; provided an update on the number of full time positions/employees and part time employees; possible upcoming training; review the compensation program; and updating personnel policies. She then spoke about medical insurance challenges and mentioned she is going to request that her part time employee become full time. Public Works Director Cameron Cutler presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: drainage utility fund; comparison of monthly storm drain rates, average residential customer; comparison of annual storm drain rates, average residential customer; storm drain monthly rate comparison; personnel; vacuum truck; Streets yard; Brigham Rd site - UDOT & City; and airport runway. St. George City Council Minutes February 13, 2018 Page Two Support Services Director Marc Mortensen presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics; Facilities accomplishments; Facilities challenges & opportunities; Fleet accomplishments; Fleet challenges & opportunities; Technology accomplishments; Technology (GIS) since January 2017; Technology challenges & opportunities; Communications accomplishments; and Communications challenges & opportunities. Water Services Director Scott Taylor presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: Water Services Department summary; February 2017 influent flows; July 2017 influent flows; projects completed (or will be completed in FY2018); Wastewater Collections/Treatment; dental office category rule; mercury amalgam; EPA amalgam recycling rule; Wastewater Treatment Plant expansion; outfall lines; septic tank areas; septic tank failure; operation and maintenance of the collection system; secondary irrigation; irrigation system plans; water supply; Gunlock Water Treatment Plant; City Creek to Ledges pipeline; Sand Hollow regional line connection to Little Valley; future water supply; and summary. Economic Development and Housing Director Matt Loo presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: Economic Development; special projects; and City of St. George golf courses. Director of Golf Operations Colby Cowan presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: golf budget summary; golf course capital outlays FY18; future capital needs; and revenue FY17 vs FY18 (YTD). Police Chief Marlon Stratton presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: mission statement; staffing; incidents; trespassing complaints; assault on police officer; wanted subject; response; request additional positions; police vehicles; and September 11, 2014. Fire Chief Robert Stoker presente...


City Council Meeting Minutes Minutes 06/06/2019:
...acich commented that City Hall is nearly forty (40) years old and the City Police Headquarters is over twenty (20) St. George City Council Minutes June 6, 2019 Page Five   years old; both of which has seen several renovations.  Every service/department that could be moved to a satellite location to help citizens has been relocated.  It has been difficult recently hiring additional employees in several departments to keep up with the growth and demands of the City.  JRCA Architects was hired approximately a year ago to perform a needs analysis for the City Hall, Police Headquarters, and City Commons – that study concluded that additional space was needed at City Hall and the Police Department to accommodate the needs for the next twenty (20) years. The City has funds available for the 1st phase of parking and the relocation of the dispatch center, estimated at $3M; however, but the cost of further expansions to City Hall and the Police Department will need to be financed, estimated at $12.5M.  ...


City Council Meeting Minutes Minutes 10/19/2017:
...sider award of bid for additional equipment and installation for seven (7) police vehicles.   City Manager Gary Esplin advised the bid is for additional equipment and installation needed for police vehicles.  Although staff normally performed this work in-house, this year it went out to bid.       St. George City Council Minutes October 19, 2017 Page Two   Purchasing Manager Brett Whitelaw explained this equipment is used to upfit the seven (7) new police vehicles; the cost will be $66,689.  By the time the equipment is ordered, the vendor will be on the State contract.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Baca to award the bid to EVS for the additional equipment and installation for seven (7) new police vehicles in the amount of $66,689. SECOND:    &...


City Council Meeting Minutes Minutes 06/18/2020:
...proclamation proclaiming today, June 18, 2020 as We Support the St. George Police Department Day.  Each of the Councilmembers Mayor Pike and the City Manager thanked the Police Department for their service.  Mayor Pike stated the City will not defund the police department, they will always have the support of the Mayor and Council.   Lindsey Boyer with the Dove Center addressed the Council, providing an update of their operations.   CONSENT CALENDAR: a.    Consider approval to sponsor the Valley View Community Mobile Food Pantry for Utah Food Bank on the last Friday of each month beginning June 26, 2020, through April 30, 2021.   b.    Consider approval to award bid to Feller Enterprises for the Sunriver/Atkinville Wash Park Project.   c.    Consider approval to award bid to Albuquerque Underground for the 400 East Storm Drain Project.   d.    Consider approval of a Professional Services Agreement with Calder Richards Consulting for plan review services for the Building Department.   e.    Consider approval of a Professional Services Agreement with Shums Coda & Associates, Inc. for plan review services for the Building Department.   f.     Consider approval of a Professional Services Agreement with West Coast Code Consultants Inc for plan review services for the Building Department.     St. George City Council Minutes June 18, 2020 Page Two   g.    Consider approval of a renewed agreement with Ivins City for their SunTran route service.   h.    Consider approval of a new hangar lease with The Jeffery & Angela Palmer Revocable Family Trust on Lots 57K and 58L.   City Manager Adam Lenhard noted with regard to item g, Ivins City is considering this item at their City Council meeting tonight; therefore, he asked that the approval be subject to review by the Legal Department in the event they make any technical changes.     MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember McArthur to approve the consent calendar as presented, with regard to item g, that it be subject to approval by the Legal Department. SECOND:      The motion was seconded by Councilmember Larkin. VOTE:          Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:   Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember McArthur – aye Councilmember Larkin – aye   The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   PUBLIC HEARING/AMENDMENT TO THE 2019-2020 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN, 2019-2023 CONSOLIDATED PLAN, AND CITIZEN PARTICIPATION PLAN: Public hearing and consider approval of an amendment to the 2019-2020 Annual Action Plan, 2019-2023 Consolidated Plan, and Citizen Participation Plan.   Community Development Block Grant Administrator Genna Goodwin explained with the passing of the CARES Act, COVID specific funding has been made available to States and Entitlement Communities.  In order to utilize said funding, the 2019 Annual Action Plan and 2019-2023 Consolidated Plan must be amended to include COVID specific language.  The Citizen Participation Plan is also being amended through waivers from the CARES Act to allow for shortened public hearing time frames, and to allow for virtual participation.  The allocation from HUD for the first round of CARES Act funding is $383,418.  She noted the comment period was ended June 16; staff did not receive any comments.   Mayor Pike opened the public hearing.  There being no comment, he closed the public hearing.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the amendment to the 2019-2020 Annual Action Plan, 2019-2023 Consolidated Plan, and Citizen Participation Plan. SECOND:      The motion was seconded by Councilmember Hughes. VOTE:          Mayor Pike called for a roll call vote, as follows:     St. George City Council Minutes June 18, 2020 Page Three   Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember McArthur – aye Councilmember Larkin – aye   The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   INTERFUND NOTE AND AGREEMENT: Consider approval of an Interfund Note and Agreement between the City of St. George, General Economic Development Projects Fund, and the Neighborhood Redevelopment Agency of the City of St. George, Central Business District Community Development Area Fund for $404,113 for the purpose of funding infrastructure improvements for the City View development project.   Budget and Financial Planning Manager Deanna Brklacich explained the City has agreed to reimburse the City View developer for infrastructure improvements and the funding for those reimbursements was planned to come from tax increment revenues generated within the Central Business District (CBD) CDA. However, the CBD CDA has not been invoked and is not currently receiving tax increment revenues and therefore in order to reimburse the developer, the CDA will need to borrow funds from another City fund until enough tax increment revenues are accumulated for repayment of the interfund loan.    MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Larkin to approve the Interfund Note and Agreement between the City of St. George, General Economic Development Projects Fund, and the Neighborhood Redevelopment Agency of the City of St. George, Central Business District Community Development Area Fund for $404,113 for the purpose of funding infrastructure improvements for the City View development project. SECOND:      The motion was seconded by Councilmember McArthur. VOTE:          Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:   Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember McArthur – aye Councilmember Larkin – aye   The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   PUBLIC HEARING/RESOLUTION TO AMEND THE FISCAL YEAR 2019-2020 BUDGET: Public hearing and resolution to review and approve amendments to the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Budget.   Budget and Financial Planning Manager Deanna Brklacich outlined the proposed amendments as follows: 1) To budget for emergency repairs to the Southgate Golf Course's driving range netting that was severely damaged from microburst winds on June 5, 2020; 2) To increase the budget for the net share of the City's expenses for public parking spaces at the Main Street Parking Garage over the period of the Mainstreet Partners fiscal year of December to November for 2016 through 2019 (4-year period); 3) This budget adjustment is needed to account for the St. George City Council Minutes June 18, 2020 Page Four   other financial assistance to respond to the COVID19 pandemic. These funds are the pass-through grant program from the State that is part of the CARES Act (Department of Treasurer); 4) To budget for the reassignment of seven employees from the Dixie Center who were moved to other City departments due to needing to shut down the Dixie Center due to COVID19 pandemic and associated restrictions on mass gatherings and to support social distancing requirements; 5) Remove funding for the Southgate Clubhouse improvements project which was postponed due to COVID19 in this current fiscal year and reprogrammed for in Fiscal Year 2021; 6) To increase the Tennis and Pickleball expense budget due to higher than anticipated participation; and also to increase the associated revenue amount as the funding source for the budget increase; 7­) To adjust various budgets to anticipated revenues and expenditures by the end of the fiscal year; and 8) To increase the Solid Waste Fund's budget for garbage and recycling services rendered and collected from our customers, and then remitted to the Washington County Solid Waste District due to increasing numbers of customers.   Mayor Pike opened the public hearing.    Resident Jeff Nelson thanked the Council for approving the Atkinville Park.    Mayor Pike closed the public hearing.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the resolution amending the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Budget as outlined. SECOND:      The motion was seconded by Councilmember Larkin. VOTE:          Mayor Pike called for a roll call vote, as follows:   Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember McArthur – aye Councilmember Larkin – aye   The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   PUBLIC HEARING/RESOLUTION TO ADOPT THE FISCAL YEAR 2020-2021 BUDGET: Public hearing to receive citizen input and consideration of a resolution to formally adopt the Final Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Budget.   Budget and Financial Planning Manager Deanna Brklacich stated the Preliminary Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Budget was presented May 7, 2020 and has been available on the City's website and at the City Recorder's Office. State Law requires the City to have at least one public hearing to receive citizen input and a public hearing was held June 4, 2020, therefore this will be the second public hearing. The City Council also had two open work meetings to review the preliminary budget and discuss changes thereto.  The budget was submitted for approval in the amount of $302,961,978; the general fund comprises $70,212,200.  This budget is approximately $50 million less than the 2020 Fiscal Year Budget.  The City is not proposing to increase property tax.  The County recently provided the City with its certified tax rate; the rate is going down by 3.29%.  She provided and outlined a list of the recommended amendments to the final Fiscal Year 2020-2021. St. George City Council Minutes June 18, 2020 Page Five   City Manager Adam Lenhard noted the property tax rate is declining.  He explained it is a revenue neutral tax.  It says a lot what the City is able to do with its resources that the property tax has held steady or to decrease year after year.  Long term, there may be a need to propose an increase in property tax for police and fire.  There is no other city in the state the provides the...


City Council Minutes 08/16/2007:
...t Item 2G to consider award of bid for eleven in-car video systems for the Police Department was tabled from the agenda, as well as an item from the Planning Commission report with regard to Dixie Regional Medical Center. PRESENTATION OF AWARDS: Deputy Chief Russ Peck explained that during the power outage of July 16, two citizens, Duane Fielding and Jeremy Johnson, assisted the City by allowing use of a helicopter and piloting it so that Energy Department employees could check out the power lines, thus enabling City crews to restore power to the citizens as soon as possible. They did not ask for remuneration or recognition, and the City would like to honor them for this service. Mayor McArthur advised that Mr. Fielding and Mr. Johnson, along with City employees, acted above and beyond the call of duty in this incident, as well as in the flood of 2005. He then presented Mr. Fielding and Mr. Johnson with plaques in recognition of their service to the citizens of St. George. AWARD OF BID: Consider approval of a truck-mounted striper for the Streets Department. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood recommended award of the bid to the low bidder, M-B Companies, in the amount of $253,851.82. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to award the bid as recommended. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for various wood poles for the Power Department. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood recommended award of the bid to the low bidder, Northern Power, a local vendor, in the amount of $98,853. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to award the bid as recommended. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for miscellaneous electrical parts for the Energy Services Department. St. George City Council Minutes August 16, 2007 Page Two Purchasing Manager Connie Hood explained that the City went out to bid to verify pricing on miscellaneous electrical parts for the warehouse for whatever projects needed. She recommended that blanket purchase orders be awarded to Codale Electric in the amount of $350,000 and to Northern Power in the amount of $100,000. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to award the bids as recommended. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for chemicals and fertilizers for the Golf Division. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood explained that the City went out to bid to verify pricing. The products are used by the golf courses and parks department. She recommended award of the bid to Helena Chemical in the amount of $350,000, with an alternate secondary award to Simplot Partners in the amount of $50,000, for a total of $400,000. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to award the bid as recommended. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider approval of an Operation and Maintenance Agreement for the Millcreek Plant. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood explained that the agreement is with GE for maintenance and service at the Millcreek Plant for the new fiscal year in the amount of $450,000 for maintenance and parts. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the bugs are being worked out and this figure is more refined than last year. The engine is a GE engine and it is logical that they perform the work needed. 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. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for the auxiliary gym floor replacement. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood recommended award of the bid to the low bidder, Mountain West Snap Sports, in the amount of $25,048. One other bid was received. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that this is the second new flooring to be installed. Council Member Orton inquired about the warranty, and suggested that the warranties from both bids be compared. Mr. Esplin replied that if the warranties are not the same, the bid will be brought back to the City Council. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to award the bid as recommended. 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 August 16, 2007 Page Three AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for eleven in-car video systems for the Police Department. This item was tabled. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for AMR meters. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood explained that this is a sole source bid for commercial and residential meters in the amount of $500,000. They are radio-read meters at the same cost as last year. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the new meters are working well. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to award the bid as recommended. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for professional plan review services. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood recommended award of a blanket purchase order with Sunrise Engineering in an amount not to exceed $30,000. City Manager Gary Esplin explained there is no capacity in-house to review structural building plans. Council Member Gardner commented a philosophical discussion is needed about the level of review the City is requiring. He suggested the matter be tabled until it could be discussed in a work meeting. City Manager Gary Esplin replied that without award of the bid, many projects already under review would be held up. Council Member Gardner commented that there was latitude for the City to do things differently than the way they were being done. AMENDED MOTION: Council Member Gardner made a motion to award the bid based on an upcoming discussion. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen, who commented that this bid was for commercial only. Council Member Orton commented that the City Council has continually had this discussion. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for professional plan review services. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood recommended award of a blanket purchase order with Wildan in an amount not to exceed $30,000. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that the City is receiving good service from both Sunrise and Wildan. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to award the bid as recommended. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. St. George City Council Minutes August 16, 2007 Page Four VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. Mayor McArthur advised that the discussion with regard to plan review would be scheduled on a work meeting agenda in four weeks. APPROVE AGREEMENT: Consider approval of an agreement with Creamer & Noble to design landside improvements at the Replacement Airport. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised the amount of the contract is $59,261.50. City Manager Gary Esplin explained this amount is the City?s share. The total amount of the project is $1,185,230, with the rest covered by a grant from the FAA. The improvements are for roadways, parking, utilities, etc. Council Member Gardner asked City Manager Gary Esplin to review the figures. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the agreement. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called fora vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. APPROVE AGREEMENT: Consider approval of a sewer design cost sharing agreement. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised she did not have the amount of the agreement. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that an agreement with Alliance Engineering was previously approved for sewer line design to the new airport. This agreement is for up to $230,000 for construction engineering as well as design. This project is a partnership with SITLA and Desert Canyons and the City, all sharing in the cost of design and extending utilities to the airport. Water Services Director Barry Barnum explained the initial phase of design is over $114,000 which has already been approved. Each of the three entities will share one third of the cost. The City?s share will be $38,000. This contract needs to be approved, but the cost sharing has not yet been determined. The goal is to have each entity participate in proportion to use of the line. This amount will be brought back to the City Council. City Manager Gary Esplin advised the City Council can either approve the total amount subject to determination of the City?s share, or bring the item back later for approval. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to approve the full contract amount of $230,000, with the cost sharing figures brought back to the City Council when determined. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. BEER LICENSE AND LOCAL CONSENT: Consider approval of a Class EE beer license and local consent for a banquet liquor license for the Green Valley Spa and Resort. Alan Coombs, applicant. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the application has been reviewed and meets all City requirements. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to approve the request. 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 August 16, 2007 Page Five BEER LICENSE: Consider approval of a beer license for the Sunset Tesoro. Michael Brugger, applicant. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that Mr. Brugger is the new owner of the Sunset Tesoro and the application meets all requirements. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to approve the request. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. SPECIAL EVENT PERMIT: Consider approval of a special event permit to use Main Street from St. George Blvd. to Tabernacle for a homecoming dance on September 8. Dixie High School, applicant. Turner Pope, Dixie High School Student Body President, requested closure of Main Street from the Boulevard to Tabernacle between 5:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m. for a dance. The plan is to have ten chaperones to assist the two police officers in monitoring the dance. They would like to hold the dance outside of the Main Street building in the center of the road. They will use a DJ with power supplied by the City. Blue Bunny will provide use of their bathrooms, and Steve Jennings agreed to provide use of the northern bathrooms in the Main Street building. He has not spoken with all the businesses affected, but plans to. The dance will start at 8:00 p.m. Council Member Gardner suggested the street not be closed until 5:30 p.m. Council Member Orton suggested it not be closed until 6:00 p.m. Mayor McArthur inquired if chaperones would be stationed in the parking garage. Mr. Pope replied that he would provide chaperones in the parking garage. Council Member Bunker expressed concern with the noise level affecting Greene Gate Village, and if the City was opening itself up for more requests of this kind. City Manager Gary Esplin replied the approval could be tied to homecoming dances. Council Member Orton replied this kind of activity was wanted in the downtown area. Council Member Allen commented that in the future the new Town Square would be a great place for dances of this kind. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that staff?s concerns were with the businesses and the noise level. There are also homes in the area. He stated the noise level needed to be monitored and kept down to an acceptable level. Security has been discussed with Lorin Johnson and he feels OK with it. Resource officers will probably also be involved. He inquired about barricading the street. Business License Officer Laura Woolsey advised that the students have contacted Utah Barricade who will close off the road. She recommended approval of the request pending the applicant meeting with the businesses, approval from the PD with regard to security, an encroachment permit, and safety inspection of any stage set-up by the Fire Department. Council Member Orton inquired if the new Dixie High School principal agreed to the proposal. Mr. Pope replied that the principal knew about it. St. George City Council Minutes August 16, 2007 Page Six MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the request subject to the stipulations recommended by the Business License Officer, and that noise be monitored. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. Mayor McArthur informed the applicant that this was a trial period and will determine if others are allowed to do the same thing in the future. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. Mr. Pope requested that fees for the special event permit be waived. City Manager Gary Esplin suggested that the fees be paid, but if the site is cleaned up and there is no vandalism, the fees could be returned to the applicant. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to do as suggested by the City Manager with regard to fees. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. Council Member Gardner commented that the landscaping on both sides of the street would also have to be unharmed. SET PUBLIC HEARINGS: Community Development Director advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held August 14, 2007, recommended that public hearings be scheduled for September 6, 2007 to consider: (1) a preliminary plat for Montecito Condominiums located at the west side of the intersection of Valley View Drive and Indian Hills Drive, (2) a zone change from OS to PD on land contiguous to and southwest of the existing Hidden Valley Master Plan, and amend the existing PD, (3) a zone change from RCC to PD Commercial at 200 North 165 West, and (4) an amendment to Title 10, Chapter 8, St. George City Code to delete the 51% residential floor area requirement for mixed-use buildings. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to schedule the public hearings for September 6. 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 August 14, 2007, recommended approval of the final plats for Escalera Estates Phases 1, 2 and 3. They all match the preliminary plats. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to approve the plats. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Gardner. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. LOT SPLIT: Planner Ray Snyder explained that the Planning Commission recommended approval of a lot split to divide one parcel into two at 150 North 900 East for a new State liquor store. The zone is C-3. The store will be located on the lower lot. Council Member Whatcott advised he received a phone call from a business to the south and the last rainstorm deposited dirt and mud from this property onto his property. A retaining wall has been built to level the property, but drainage was not addressed. He stated the applicant needed to look at their ability to take the water off their property without dumping it onto someone else. Mayor McArthur advised that drainage would be addressed during the building process. St. George City Council Minutes August 16, 2007 Page Seven City Manager Gary Esplin advised the applicant will be required to retain the water on site or handle it. He commented it would be interesting to see if the City can enforce this requirement on a State building. Mr. Snyder advised that one of the conditions recommended for approval by the Planning Commission was for a drainage study. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to approve the lot split. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. LOT SPLIT: Planner Ray Snyder explained that the Planning Commission recommended approval of a lot split to divide one parcel into two at 3430 East south of 2000 South. Dustin Moore is the applicant. The property is zoned A-1. The applicant has included ingress and egress for the home behind it, and the purpose for the lot split is for single family residences. The applicant is aware that he has to arrange for septic tank use. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to approve the lot split. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. Mr. Snyder advised that the hospital item has been tabled until the September 6 meeting. PUBLIC HEARING/ABANDONMENT/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider abandonment of a section of Heritage Drive off of Dixie Drive. Gerry Brown, applicant. Bill Swensen explained that the portion of roadway was no longer needed because of a new access created several years ago. Staff has approved the abandonment and legal review has been completed. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. Tim Neely inquired what an abandonment meant. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the City will dedicate the land back to the property owner. There being no further public comment, Mayor McArthur closed the public hearing. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the abandonment by ordinance. 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 Whatcott - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Allen - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. SIGN REVIEW BOARD RECOMMENDATIONS: Consider recommendations from the Sign Review Board regarding the designation of additional major commercial streets, and a variance request for an off-premise sign on Dixie Drive for Haskell Homes. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that the Sign Review Board met July 11. Haskell Homes would like to appeal the decision of the Sign Review Board St. George City Council Minutes August 16, 2007 Page Eight to deny their request for a variance with regard to an off-premise sign. The applicant is requesting permission to relocate the sign from the north side of the street to the south side of the street. It is a real estate promotional sign for the project, but it is off-premise. The Sign Review Board denied the request based on the fact that off-premise signs have been prohibited for many years and they worried it would open up a precedent and allow more off-premise promotional signs. Where the sign is located now is illegal. The Sign Code says that a sign can be located on property which is part of a future phase of the project and owned by the developer. The property where the sign is now located has never been part of, nor would be part of a future phase, even though the property is owned by the developer. He did get a permit for the sign, though it was issued in error. Council Member Orton inquired if the sign could be located on the developer?s property. Mr. Nicholson replied that it could be. Gerry Brown owns the property on the south side of the street where the developer wants to locate the sign. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised that the landlocked little remnant piece where the sign is currently located is owned by Mr. Haskell, but it has never been part of the development. He advised that he has already had a phone call from another developer who wants permission for an off-premise sign, using this sign as an example of an off-premise sign in the City. Council Member Gardner commented that this issue was discussed when Sun River wanted to move their sign close to the freeway, and there was hesitancy then to grant that request. Gerry Brown advised that he would be happy to let the applicant locate the sign on his property, but someday it would have to be moved. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to deny the request and uphold the decision of the Sign Review Board. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. Council Member Allen inquired if the sign would be visible from Dixie Drive if the applicant moved it onto his project property. Council Member Whatcott replied that it would be visible until someone developed in front of it, but it would not be as visible to the eye. Council Member Gardner stated he had a hard time saying it was an off-premise sign when the property was connected and owned by the same owner. City Attorney Shawn Guzman replied that the City does not allow off-premise signs and this property is not connected to the development. This same request could cause a proliferation of signs in the Little Valley area. He stated that in his mind, people who are driving don?t distinguish who owns the property - they just see a lot of signs. The City Council has previously said they did not want to see a plethora of signs on every corner. Mayor McArthur inquired how to distinguish if the property is contiguous or not. City Attorney Shawn Guzman replied that staff has tried to make accommodations, and if the property is contiguous and part of the development, a sign is allowed. Council Member Allen inquired if the applicant would be able to place a small sign on the road where people could see it. Mr. Nicholson replied that there was no provision in the Code for off-premise signs. City Manager Gary Esplin advised there was no provision in the Code for directional signs. St. George City Council Minutes August 16, 2007 Page Nine VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Bunker - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Gardner - no The motion carried. Council Member Whatcott advised that the applicant does not own the property where he wants to now put his sign. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained the Sign Review Board also had a request for a 50' pole sign for the Desert Palms spa. The Code says that where 70% of the street is zoned commercial, the Council can consider designating the street as a major commercial street. The Sign Review Board recommends designating 1160 South between Main Street and the I-15 freeway as a major commercial street, along with 1470 South, 1600 South and 1700 South between Hilton and Blackridge Drive, less the west 200' of each street as it elevates quite a bit as it intersects with Blackridge Drive. The height of any pole sign would be measured from the nearest freeway grade. Under the current Code, a 30' pole sign is allowed, or a 50' pole sign if within 1500' of a freeway interchange, which Desert Palms is. The applicant is fine with the measurement from the freeway grade. Council Member Bunker expressed concern about the designation of more streets which would allow taller pole signs. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that a new street is being built next to the freeway by Fiesta Fun to 400 East and will be eligible for 50' pole signs as it is within 1500' of the freeway. Steve Davis from Rainbow Sign stated he felt the section where all the auto dealers are located should be a pole sign area. Council Member Allen advised another area for pole signs will be added when the flyover of Dixie Drive is built. Mr. Davis commented that the area around Desert Palms Spa is zoned 100% commercial. The pole sign would only be 41' feet tall as measured from the freeway, as the freeway is nine feet above grade. Council Member Gardner commented he felt it was difficult to use the freeway as a benchmark, as all other measurements come from adjacent roads. In some cases a sign would appear higher than the freeway, and in other cases it would be lower, but at least there would be a benchmark from which to measure it. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised the Sign Review Board felt that 50' pole signs are for freeway visibility, and therefore they should be measured from the grade of the freeway and not the roadway. Rob Graham, one of the owners of Desert Palms Spa, advised that he struggled with measuring the elevation according to the freeway because it varies. He stated he was hoping to get a 50' tall sign similar to those of the car dealerships. Council Member Whatcott commented that the car dealerships are located on designated major commercial roadways. St. George City Council Minutes August 16, 2007 Page Ten Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that in order to have a 50' tall pole sign, it has to be located within 1500' of the freeway and on a street designated as a major commercial street. Council Member Gardner commented if the City allowed 50' pole signs for the car dealers in this area, he did not see how this applicant could be denied and that it was a fairness issue. Council Member Whatcott replied that the street would have to justify designation as a major commercial street, and it is not a major commercial street. Council Member Gardner commented the intent is beyond the language in the ordinance. The area is commercial and bordered on both sides with commercial. He stated it would be hard to be preferential to one who borders Hilton and not to one who is located back off Hilton. Council Member Orton commented he was not ready to vote and wanted to meet with the Sign Review Board first and look at all the areas where there will be new off-ramps. Council Member Gardner commented that a 50' tall sign is not very high in a commercial area. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to table the matter to a work meeting agenda. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen. City Manager Gary Esplin advised it could be placed on the August 30 agenda. Council Member Orton requested to see all the streets where pole signs could be located and where new interchanges will be located. Mr. Davis advised that his customer has been waiting, and inquired if the City Council could make a determination with regard to the Desert Palms road. Mayor McArthur replied this was one of the issues to be discussed at the work meeting. Mr. Davis advised he felt the Sign Review Committee had already made that decision when they approved locating pole signs 1500' around a freeway exit. He stated that Desert Palms was a prime business located well within 1500' of the freeway and is being denied because the City is looking at other roads. City Manager Gary Esplin replied that the City Council is not denying anything, and the ordinance says that the Council can consider the request. It is not mandatory that they allow it. Mayor McArthur commented that the City Council was considering the request. Mr. Davis commented that the ordinance contradicts itself. St. George City Council Minutes August 16, 2007 Page Eleven Council Member Gardner commented he was prepared to move forward. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Bunker - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Gardner - no The motion carried. Mayor McArthur called for a five minute break. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT/HILLSIDE DEVELOPMENT PERMIT/DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT: Consider approval of a conditional use permit for storage units at 700 South and Bluff Street in excess of 35' in height with an office and caretaker?s residence, a hillside development permit, and a development agreement regarding the installation of improvements for the project. Dennis Lyman, applicant. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that any building in excess of 35' in height requires a variance. The applicant is also requesting a caretaker unit. This item was tabled from the last meeting in order to have a field trip. Gary Kuhlmann, representing the applicant, advised that additional balloons were put up. After the meeting, the architect redesigned the roofline to meet drainage requirements, so the balloons were placed at the new building height, which is a foot and a half lower than where it was before. With regard to the hillside permit, seven months ago the Hillside Review Board approved the request with conditions. One of the issues was that the hillside be cleaned up. The effect of reducing the building height is the average height of the building is now 33'. The easterly elevation is the highest point at 50.5' measured to the baseline down below. From north to south, there is very little visibility. The landscaping is proposed to be upscale from what is required for the east elevation to minimize the impact. With regard to the development agreement and the delay in bringing it to the Council, the Planning Commission recommended approval of both the height and hillside permit many months ago. There were issues as to what public improvements had to be put in, and initially the applicant was told to install a 66' street with curb, gutter and sidewalk. However, there is no access off that street and it is not needed. He advised that he and the City Attorney engaged in many months of negotiations to finally come to an arrangement, which is reflected in the development agreement. The applicant is agreeing to put in some improvements and dedicate the full width of the road. Council Member Allen commented that she did a drive-by of the applicant?s storage units in Jackson, Wyoming, which are located three miles out of town in an unpopulated area, and not within Jackson itself. Pictures of the facility were shown. St. George City Council Minutes August 16, 2007 Page Twelve City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised there is the issue of the caretaker unit as well. A caretaker unit in the ordinance has always been interpreted to mean for a full-time employee taking care of the units. The proposed unit is 4000 sq. ft. which seems excessive for a caretaker. The applicant wants to reside there part time. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson advised that the City does not get requests for a caretaker unit very often, and there is not a limit on the maximum size in the Code. Size has never been defined in the past, but they have always been small units. Council Member Gardner inquired why the size of the unit was an issue. Council Member Orton replied that 20 years down the road the unit could be turned into an apartment to house a number of people. A 4000 sq. ft. caretaker unit is excessive for a storage unit project. Council Member Whatcott commented that if the use was truly a business, it would be hard to justify a 4000 sq. ft. caretaker unit because the owner would want to maximize the space for business use. He inquired what would happen when the property was sold and if the next City Council would then have to deal with someone who wants to change the use to mixed use rather than calling it a caretaker unit. Council Member Gardner commented that the City Council has been talking about trying to locate residential on top of commercial, and to him the only issue is the height variance. The use is a permitted use. Council Member Bunker commented that while the facility is nice as far as storage units go, this location is not best for the City. The facility would be nice in an industrial park rather than on Bluff Street. She advised that from the freeway she could see the balloons clearly. She stated the City has several landmarks that are important, and as people come through the City from the south, the view is magnificent. She stated she would hate to have a monument to storage, even though it might have trees in front of it. Gary Kuhlmann commented that any applicant is bound by the ordinance. There is no maximum limitation on the size of caretaker units and no requirement that a caretaker has to reside there for any amount of time; whether full time or part time, what is proposed is within the ordinance. The Lymans will manage the facility. What happens in the future happens with any building. The unit cannot be rented out as an apartment because that would not be a qualified use. If someone wants to change the use, they would have to come to the City Council for approval. As far as the caretaker residence, the qualifications under the ordinance have been met. As far as landmarks, there are buildings against hills everywhere, and the applicant has made an attempt to tuck the building away with some floors underground. The office buildings by Blackridge Drive are prominent. The City Council has done well in preserving historical sites and they can still be seen. Council Member Bunker commented that the proposed building is huge and much larger than the three office buildings near Blackridge Drive. St. George City Council Minutes August 16, 2007 Page Thirteen City Attorney Shawn Guzman commented that as far as the ordinance, the City Council is free to decide what caretaker means, and it has always interpreted it to mean having someone on the premises 24/7. That is the idea behind a caretaker residence. To say there is not a square footage requirement does not preclude the City Council from saying they think it is too large or too small. They have the ability to look at it and say it is more than what a caretaker unit should be, and they can expect it to be occupied by an employee full time. The fact that there is not a square footage cap does not prohibit them from taking a look at it. Council Member Allen advised she has had a lot of people contact her concerned about the size the building as they drive west up 700 South. If the building were two stories and more in line with the surgical center, they would feel more comfortable. The size made them uncomfortable and is not something they want to see on the hillside. City Manager Gary Esplin commented there were three issues. Storage units are allowed in the C-3 zone. The issue is not whether the facility can be storage units; it is only the height variance, the hillside permit, and the development agreement. Council Member Bunker commented she was not against having storage units, but just not so massive. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that the size of any building in excess of 20,000 sq. ft. requires Council approval. Planner Ray Snyder advised that the conditional use permit ordinance allows a maximum building height of 35', and requires a building site plan and elevations if the footprint is over 20,000 sq. ft. The City Council can look at access, parking lots, landscaping, facade, color, etc. MOTION: A motion to deny the request was made by Council Member Gardner. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. Gary Kuhlmann requested clarification, as there were three matters for consideration before the City Council. Council Member Gardner clarified that his motion was to deny the height variance, however, he did not know how an elevation could be approved without an adjusted plan to look at. Mr. Kuhlmann inquired about the hillside permit. City Attorney Shawn Guzman commented that the City Council would still have to deal with the elevations of a building over 20,000 sq. ft. He inquired if the applicant was going to come back with a different rendering to show what the new building would look like. Council Member Gardner commented he had no problem with the hillside permit. St. George City Council Minutes August 16, 2007 Page Fourteen City Attorney Shawn Guzman clarified that the denial was of the conditional use permit for height. The City Council could address the hillside permit because lowering the building would not change the Hillside Board?s recommendations, and the development agreement deals only with roadway issues. The City Council can look at the development agreement as well. However, there is still an issue with a building over 20,000 sq. ft. and the need for a rendering showing what the building will look like. There has been no denial of the project itself. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that the applicant can come back with the same project, just no higher than 35'. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to table the hillside permit and development agreement. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AGREEMENTS: Consider approval of agreements for the interchange and Southern Parkway. City Manager Gary Esplin commented there has been a lot of discussion about benefits and who gets and what and who paid their fair share. There are two agreements. The first one is between the City and UDOT and SITLA which spells out what the parties will do in construction of the interchange and southern corridor. All parties are in agreement. The second agreement is between the City and SITLA and defines what each party will do. Salient points are that SITLA agrees to contribute $4 million dollars to the City which the City can spend on any transportation project between the interchange and the airport. SITLA is also contributing use of material from their site to help reduce the cost of the interchange and roadway construction. This also makes their property more useable. They are also building the extension of River Road and the realignment of River Road at their cost and connecting it to the southern corridor and providing easements and a site for a water tank. They are also helping with engineering costs in the amount of $200,000 for design of the road from River Road to the airport. In exchange, the City will give SITLA or their assigned representative $5.5 million dollars in impact fee credits. UDOT will give the City $2.5 million dollars towards this use, and the net effect to the City is $3 million dollars in impact fee credits. Even though the City has hesitated in doing this in the past, it has allowed it, and staff feels it will help get the road built. This also satisfies SITLA?s requirement that they be compensated with fair market value for properties they are giving up. Through this agreement, a four lane road will be built, an interchange, and a two lane road. The only caveat is that it is unclear in the agreement when the state takes over responsibility of the road, including maintenance. Dal Hawkes indicated he felt that when the road is completed from the interchange to the airport access road, the state would assume responsibility of the road. With that, Mr. Esplin stated he felt good about moving forward with the agreement. Bids are being sought now, and Wadsworth has been selected as the construction manager. Construction should begin by October. The state also says that it will take responsibility for the welcome center. Mr. Esplin stated he felt the agreement is workable, with the City?s match at $6.5 to $7 million dollars in addition to impact fee credits which will be matched to federal funds.. The total cost of the road to the airport is $53 million dollars. Council Member Orton inquired if any other cities were working on the road. St. George City Council Minutes August 16, 2007 Page Fifteen Mr. Esplin replied that the state has $50 million allocated for use on the southern corridor, but the majority will be used to complete the road to the airport. To his knowledge the state has not been negotiating with any city to get the road built through to Hurricane. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve both agreements. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AGREEMENT: Consider approval of a real estate purchase agreement with J. Kelly Klein and GO Real Estate, Inc. for purchase of 17.24 acres at the Replacement Airport. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that this is the first significant purchase of property for the new airport the City has been able to make, but there are other offers on the table. The City?s cost is $57,700 and has been approved by the FAA less their appraisal. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to approve the agreement. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. APPOINTMENT OF POLLWORKERS: Appointment of poll workers for the primary and general elections. City Recorder Gay Cragun advised that Jesse Prisbrey?s name has been added to the list. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to appoint the pollworkers 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. PRESENTATION: Georgia Gilmore, representing Mothers Against Identity Destruction, advised there is a great problem with children?s social security numbers being stolen. Their goal is to educate the community and have employers be accountable for checking social security numbers because identity theft is so prevalent. She advised her group is willing to work with anyone who will help them get their information out to the public. Mayor McArthur advised that adults? identities can also be stolen. He advised he was asked to speak on the Mayor?s Forum about the subject and ask the Attorney General and Federal Attorney to speak on the issue at the Dixie Center. He advised that if someone?s identity is stolen, they can go the Attorney Genera?s web site to report it and begin the process to get their identity back, but it is a lengthy process. Linda Kramer, representing Mothers Against Identity Destruction, advised that Good Houskeeping magazine reports that Utah is one of the main places children?s identities are taken. St. George City Council Minutes August 16, 2007 Page Sixteen Larry Morrison, representing Mothers Against Identity Destruction, advised that illegal aliens are a major source of the problem. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Consider approval of the minutes of the regular City Council meeting held July 19, 2007. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to approve the minutes. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. Consider approval of the minutes of the regular City Council meeting held August 2, 2007. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to approve the minutes. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried ADJOURN TO EXECUTIVE SESSION: MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Allen to adjourn to an executive session to discuss litigation. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Bunker - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Gardner - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. The executive session convened in the Administration Conference Room. RECONVENE: MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to reconvene. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. MISCELLANEOUS DISCUSSIONS: Council Member Orton reported on a recent Solid Waste meeting. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that the City has received a request from Terry Monson for help with the Dixie Downs project. He asked for $250,000 in improvement costs, waiver of building permit fees and help with dump fees. The new affordable housing project will consist of 21 units in the $150,000-$160,000 price range. The City must do something soon with $270,000 set aside from the EDAs for attainable housing. Mr. Esplin stated he told Mr. Monson the City would have to open it up and take proposals. The City will need to do deed restrictions to keep the units affordable if they want the City to help with improvement costs. St. George City Council Minutes August 16, 2007 Page Seventeen City Manager Gary Esplin advised that outside agencies are actively recruiting St. George police officers. He recommended a change in the on-call program, institutio...


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...ted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for police uniforms. Purchasing Director Sue Swensen presented the bids received from Farm Police, Uniform Center, and Grey Ham Enterprises. She recommended award of the bid to the two local vendors, Uniform Center and Grey Ham Enterprises, in the amount of $60,000 for the year. Staff will be instructed to use the lowest bidder first. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to award the bid to Uniform Center and Grey Ham Enterprises in the amount of $60,000 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 asphalt, concrete, sand and gravel. Purchasing Director Sue Swensen presented the bids received from Western Rock, Bryce Christensen, and So. Utah Asphalt. She recommended that contracts be established with all three vendors in order to obtain all the items needed in the amount of $75,000 each. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to award the bid to Western Rock, Bryce Christensen, and So. Utah Asphalt in the amount of $75,000 each. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen advised that last year the City spent $75,000 for these items. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that requisitions for these materials will be monitored by the Purchasing Director to make sure the City does not spend more than $75,000 total this year. St. George City Council Minutes October 20, 2005 Page Two VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for signal design. Purchasing Director Sue Swensen advised that staff recommends approval of a contract with Project Engineering Consultants for design of traffic signals at Red Hills Parkway and 1000 East, River Road and 900 South, Dixie Drive and 600 West, and River Road and 1450 South, in the amount of $54,000 for design of the signals. City Engineer Dave Demas explained the warrant process for a traffic signal includes engineering studies and national standards are followed for their installation. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to award the bid to Project Engineering Consultants in the amount of $54,000 for design of the four signals. 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 seven vehicles for the Parks Department. Purchasing Director Sue Swensen advised that bids were received from Stanger Toyota, Stephen Wade, and Butterfield Ford. She recommended award of the bid to the low bidder, Butterfield Ford, in the amount of $95,230 under the state contract. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the vehicles are for replacement of old vehicles, as well as for new employees. Council Member Gardner inquired if used vehicles would work just as well. City Manager Gary Esplin replied that an analysis has been done, and in the long run it is more cost effective to purchase new vehicles. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to award the bid to Butterfield Ford in the amount of $95,230 under the state contract. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. ORDINANCE: Consider approval of a net metering ordinance. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that at the last City Council meeting a net metering policy was adopted. Adoption of the ordinance will officially set the net metering program in place. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner 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 Gardner - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Bunker - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. RESOLUTION: Consider approval of a resolution adopting fees for studies required under the net metering policy. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that fees are necessary to cover the cost of studies to be performed by City staff before a net metering customer can be connected to the City system. The fee for an impact study is $65.00 per hour, and the fee to evaluate the proposed interconnection is $65.00 per hour. Conservation Coordinator Ren? Fleming explained that the $65.00 per hour fee was consistent with the City?s other billing policies. City staff has been working with a local electrical contractor who has experience with solar energy. Sheldon Johnson has installed a 3 kW system on his home and it is functioning well. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Allen 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 Allen - 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 appointing election judges for the 2005 municipal general election. St. George City Council Minutes October 20, 2005 Page Three City Manager Gary Esplin explained that a few new election judges have been added to the list previously adopted for the primary election. 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 Whatcott - aye Council Member Allen - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. RESOLUTION: Consider approval of a resolution abandoning a utility and drainage easement along the easterly lines of Lots 16, 17 and 18 in the Millcreek Industrial Park. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the property owners request an abandonment of easements in order to revise their lots. Staff has reviewed the request and finds that other easements being given to the City will be adequate, and recommend approval. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott 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 Whatcott - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Bunker - aye Council Member Gardner - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. BEER LICENSE AND LOCAL CONSENT: Consider approval of a beer license and local consent for a restaurant liquor license for the new Ruby River Steakhouse. Steve F. Lowe, applicant. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the application was in order and staff recommends approval. An unidentified gentleman in the audience advised that the Ruby River Steakhouse would be opening mid-November. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Allen to approve the beer license and local consent for a restaurant liquor license. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. SPECIAL EVENT PERMIT: Consider approval of a special event permit for a public party at Entrada. Outland Productions, applicant. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the security plan had been reviewed by both the police and fire departments. Chad Hardy, applicant, explained that is also the producer of the Downtown Thursday Night events and is a professional party planner. He is planning a party at Entrada called the Ultra Lounge, with ticketing done through Smithtix. No tickets will be sold at the door. Parking, insurance and security issues have all been worked out. There will be a cash bar, but Entrada will be in charge of that. All music will be inside the facility. City Manager Gary Esplin inquired if attendees would have to purchase a membership to Entrada in order to attend. Mr. Hardy replied that no, Entrada is simply renting space to him, while providing the food and cash bar. He reiterated that all music would be held indoors. Council Member Bunker expressed concern that neighbors may be bothered by the noise. Mr. Hardy replied that Entrada holds special events all the time, and he will make sure that anything noisy will remain indoors. Council Member Bunker expressed concern with lighting. Mr. Hardy replied that outside lighting would be dim through use of string lights and tiki torches. His target audience is mid to late 20's. Council Member Gardner advised he was assured by Mr. Hardy that the event would not turn into a rave party. Mr. Hardy replied that all ID will be checked at the door. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the special event permit. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. St. George City Council Minutes October 20, 2005 Page Four VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. SIGN VARIANCE: Consider approval of a sign variance for a 20' pole sign at Basila?s Caf? located at 1013 East on 700 South Street. Mike Hamlin for Rainbow Signs, applicant. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that staff has denied the applicant?s request for a pole sign because 700 South is not a street designated for pole signs. None of the stores or office buildings located in this area have pole signs, and staff does not want to set a precedent. The applicants are appealing staff?s decision. Steve Davis, representing Rainbow Signs, advised that the applicants propose a 20' pole sign because a pole sign was located there in the past. The reason it is needed is because the parking lines right up in front of the sign location and any sign needs to be taller than 10' in order to be seen. The sign proposed is only 50 sq. ft. and is not too big or intrusive. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that staff is concerned about being consistent. Council Member Whatcott commented he had a hard time with the proposed 20' pole sign. He inquired if there were a way to make the sign look like a monument sign and bring it down five to seven feet in height. He commented he struggled approving a pole sign on a street that now did not have any. A brief discussion took place with regard to the width of the pedestal base and pole. Council Member Allen suggested the sign be brought down to a height of 12'. Mr. Davis replied that he could work up some drawings for Council review. Council Member Gardner suggested that staff review the drawings. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to approve the sign up to a height of 12'. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. Mr. Davis was advised that the pole sign must have cladding and landscaping to make it attractive. PUBLIC HEARING/PRELIMINARY PLAT: Public hearing to consider approval of the preliminary plat for Escalera Estates located at 1900 East and Middleton Drive in a RE-12.5 zone. Peter Blake, applicant. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that the plat consists of six lots, all approximately one-half acre. There are noxious weeds located on the land which the County Agent has asked the owner to remove. The Planning Commission recommends approval. Julie Blake, applicant, advised that she was aware of the weeds and the Fire Department had burned them. She will continue to take care of them. 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. AGREEMENT: Consider approval of an amendment to a UAMPS Joint Operating and Cooperation agreement. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that UAMPS is looking into building another phase of the IPP project, and if the participants not currently represented want to have some kind of representation. This amendment would allow non-equity members to have a voice in the project and representation on the board for that specific project but would only be able to vote on the project they have ownership in. Staff recommends approval. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to approve the agreement. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AIRPORT GROUND LEASE: Consider approval of an airport ground lease to John C. Hunter. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that John Hunter would like to take over hangar space from Steve Roundy and extend the lease to five years. The Airport Board recommends approval. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the lease. 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 October 20, 2005 Page Five Airport Manager Mike LaPier reported on the public hearing for the new airport held last evening at the Dixie Center. AMENDMENT TO AGREEMENT: Consider approval of an amendment to the EIS Consulting Agreement with Landrum & Brown. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that the City?s cost would be $29,000, with the balance being paid by the FAA. Airport Manager Mike LaPier advised that much of the amendment is for printing of the draft EIS. One more round of printing will be needed for the final document. City Manager Gary Esplin encouraged anyone interested to send in comments on the EIS. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the amendment. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. PROFESSIONAL SERVICES CONTRACT: Consider approval of a professional services contract with Kenyon Consulting to act as agent to purchase land and air easements for the replacement airport. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the City has previously had an agreement with Kenyon Consulting to help purchase easements for the new airport. Staff recommends hiring them again to help purchase land for the airport. Airport Manager Mike LaPier commented that Kenyon Consulting will assist the City in purchasing seven parcels of land for the new airport. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner 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. SET PUBLIC HEARINGS: Community Development Director Bob Nicholson advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held October 11, 2005, recommended that public hearings be scheduled for November 17, 2005 at 5:00 p.m. to consider (1) a zone change from R-2 and C-3 to PD Residential on 32.89 acres located southeast of the Riverside Drive and Foremaster Drive intersection, and (2) a zone change from R-1-10 and R-3 to R-1-8 on 24.66 acres located south of Foremaster Ridge between the new portion of Riverside Drive and the Virgin River at 2000 East Riverside Drive. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Allen to schedule the public hearings as recommended by the Planning Commission. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. FINAL PLATS: Community Development Director Bob Nicholson advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held October 11, 2005, recommended approval of the final plats for (1) a portion of 3000 East Street between 2450 South and Seegmiller Road, and (2) Bridle Gate Estates Phase 1. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the final plats. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. Mr. Nicholson inquired if the City Council wanted to review the issue of car lots in residential areas. It was the consensus of the City Council to schedule this matter for a discussion. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT: Consider approval of a conditional use permit for a car sales lot and ATV rental operation located at the northeast corner of the intersection of 700 South and 1100 East. W.D. Auto, LLC, applicant. Assistant Planner Ray Snyder explained that the Planning Commission recommended approval subject to the following conditions: 1. Pave and stripe for a minimum of nine (9) parking spaces per plan. 2. Submit a site plan review application to engineering to ensure requirements are met through the plan check process. 3. The full 2,500 sq. ft. building may not be used as a retail business unless a total of ten (10) parking spaces are provided. 4. Landscaping to be installed per plan submitted October 4, 2005 and replace dead ash trees along 1100 East. 5. Lighting not to exceed the footcandles indicated on the photometric plan submitted on October 4, 2005. 6. A minimum 19.22' drive aisle on the east side of the building shall be maintained for access to the rear of the property at all times. 7. Signage shall be under separate agreement. 8. A maximum number of 21 items displayed either for sale or rental, which includes automobiles, ATV recreational vehicles, and scooters and meet parking standards (no display vehicles to be parked in designated employee, employer, or customer parking spaces). St. George City Council Minutes October 20, 2005 Page Six 9. No parking in the landscape. 10. Comply with the landscape plan provided. Rick Rosenberg, representing the applicant, explained that the block wall will remain in place to protect the landscaping strip behind the wall and to preserve the trees. He stated the applicant would like to be able to display ATVs and scooters which do not take up as much space as a vehicle. In fact, 12 scooters could be placed in one parking space. Council Member Gardner suggested that rather than limiting the number of display vehicles, the applicant be allowed to display an appropriate number of vehicles. Mr. Rosenberg advised that the applicant would not be selling travel trailers or motorhomes. There is also additional parking on 1100 East. Council Member Bunker inquired if an entrance off 1100 East had been considered. Mr. Rosenberg replied that an access off 1100 East would require removal of trees, landscape strip, and wall. The applicant would like to keep the existing circular driveway in front of the building as an access point. MOTION: A motion to approve the request subject to site usage dictated by the layout of parking, rather than by counting the number of ATVs or vehicles was made by Council Member Gardner. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen. Mayor McArthur inquired if the subject of cross easements with the property next door had been discussed in the Planning Commission meeting. Mr. Snyder replied that the subject did not come up. Council Member Whatcott commented that a cross access easement would eliminate display area for the property next door. City Manager Gary Esplin inquired whether the motion for approval included the stipulations recommended by the Planning Commission. Council Member Gardner replied that the stipulations were included in the motion. Council Member Whatcott commented that not limiting the number of display vehicles, but rather to allow the applicant to display as many as he could pack into 21 parking stalls, would not be fair to the auto dealer next door who did everything he was supposed to do, including landscaping. He commented he felt there needed to be a limit on the number of display vehicles, or parking should be eliminated on 1100 East. City Manager Gary Esplin stated that the City would not want to eliminate parking on 1100 East as it is used for the adjacent park. Mr. Snyder clarified that the applicant would like to use the property for car sales, rentals, and retail. Mr. Rosenberg advised that the retail would include sales of wheels, trim, rims, and catalog sales. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that if the retail portion of the business was successful, there would be no parking for those customers who come to look at the cars. He expressed concern that there would be too many uses on a small piece of property. However, the conditional use permit can be revoked if the plan does not work. Deputy City Attorney Ron Read suggested that the number of display vehicles allowed be clarified, such as defining two ATVs as one vehicle for purposes of display parking. The parking requirements cannot be left open-ended, as this would violate the City?s ordinance. SUBSTITUTE MOTION A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the conditional use permit, defining three scooters and two ATVs as being equal to one car for purposes of display parking. 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 expand the existing car sales lot at the southwest corner of St. George Blvd. and 700 East. Skyler Lawrence for Merv Cox, applicant. Assistant Planner Ray Snyder explained that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held October 11, 2005, recommended approval of the conditional use permit subject to the following conditions: 1. Meet parking standards and not to exceed 21 displayed vehicles or items. 2. Signage is a separate agreement and subject to the sign ordinance. 3. Photometric plan not to exceed a maximum of 42 footcandles (light intensity). 4. Paint and stripe the parking spaces. 5. No parking in the landscape areas. 6. Plant a minimum of at least six southern oak trees on the south side of the new building in the planter strip. 7. Office space limited to 1,470 sq. ft. St. George City Council Minutes October 20, 2005 Page Seven 8. No display vehicles to be parked in designated employee or employer or customer parking spaces. 9. Provide parking bumpers on the parking lot to protect street trees. Mr. Snyder explained that the applicant will tear down the existing building and build a new one to City standards. The Planning Commission recommended approval of a the reduced setback. The applicant proposes four uses for the new building: used car sales office, travel agency, accounting office and two hotel units. City Manager Gary Esplin inquired if there had been discussion at the Planning Commission meeting on the units being operated as an apartment rather than a motel. Mr. Snyder replied that this was not discussed at the Planning Commission meeting. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that the parking requirements for a motel vs. apartment are different. Mr. Snyder replied that the site had adequate parking for all uses. Council Member Whatcott inquired if there was a wall or just a curbing strip between the motel and car lot. Eric McFadden, representing Rosenberg Association, replied that a 3' retaining wall was planned. Council Member Whatcott commented he felt it was odd that motel units were being attached to an auto dealership, and suggested that a wall be built separating the two. Mr. Snyder replied that the new building will not have upstairs apartments. City Manager Gary Esplin clarified that the applicant can use the new units as motel units, but they could not be rented out as apartment units. Deputy City Attorney Ron Read clarified that the project was presented to the Planning Commission as one parcel with several different uses. A shared parking agreement would be needed if the parcels were separated. Ray Snyder commented that the applicant would not be opposed to building a retaining wall all the way down to separate the uses. Eric McFadden commented that a 5'-6' wall could be built. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to approve the conditional use permit subject to the recommendations of the Planning Commission, as well as building a wall for separation as discussed. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Gardner. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Bunker - no The motion carried. CAPITAL FACILITIES PLAN FOR POOLING: Consider approval of a capital facilities plan for pooling. This item was tabled. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Consider approval of the minutes of the City Council work meeting held September 29, 2005. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to approve the minutes as presented. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. Consider approval of the minutes of the special City Council meeting held October 11, 2005. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to approve the minutes as presented. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. ADJOURN TO EXECUTIVE SESSION: MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to adjourn to an executive session to discuss personnel issues. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: St. George City Council Minutes October 20, 2005 Page Eight Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Bunker - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Orton - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. RECONVENE: MOTION: A motion to reconvene was made by Council Member Gardner. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. MISCELLANEOUS DISCUSSIONS: City Manager Gary Esplin advised that the Development Services Department will be established effective November 1. The IT division will be moving from the building, possibly to the Leisure Services building, to make room for the new Development Services Department downstairs. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that with regard to affordable housing, the way to accomplish this is to look at densities. He met with a developer on this issue. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that SITLA sold the South Block property to Ivory Homes who will develop it. They will incorporate some ?affordable? housing at $250,000 per unit. Council Member Whatcott reported that the road by Rex McAllister?s home has deteriorated and needed to be checked. The need for a block wall to divide the Temple View RV Park, a commercial use, from nearby residences was discussed, as well as the storage of RVs in this area. A brief discussion was held on Jason Vowles? plans to locate a youth home in the Nautilus building. A brief discussion was held on placing ?no parking? signs in the Bloomington area by Walmart to help with increased big rig traffic and parking problems. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that he sent a letter to UDOT requesting a noise study for a possible sound wall along the I-15 freeway in the Bloomington area. Council Member Whatcott suggested that a traffic study be done to look at where the City would like to create future arterial roadways. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that Horrocks Engineering had been retained to complete such a study. City Manager Gary Esplin reminded the Mayor and City council about a meeting next Tuesday evening at 7:00 p.m. with the Lions Club in the board room of Village Bank to discuss the Sun Bowl. A meeting has been scheduled for Thursday, October 27 at 4:00 to discuss the Southern Corridor, and then another meeting has been scheduled at 6:00 p.m. to discuss tax changes being proposed by the legislature. City Manager Gary Esplin reported that city engineers were working on a plan for crosswalks and medians on Mall Drive. Mayor McArthur reported that he recently met with Susannah Jones whose home sustained damage in the flood. She is requesting additional monetary assistance. Council Member Allen advised that she was contacted by someone who felt the homes in the area of 2450 South and 2250 who have not yet improved their frontage should do so now. Council Member Allen commented she was contacted by residents of the Desert Sands development who were unhappy because the developers promised to install a pool, but built homes on the site instead. She advised she was also contacted by residents of Paradise Canyon who would like to add height to their retaining walls along Snow Canyon Parkway to act as a sound barrier. Council Member Bunker advised that L?Deane Trueblood would like to use the vacant building on St. George Blvd. owned by the City to build art pieces. It was the consensus of the City Council to allow her to use the building. A brief discussion was held on the Downtown Thursday Night events and problems that have resulted. More police will be present for the event. It was the consensus of the City Cou...


City Council Minutes 05/17/2012:
...the facility is licensed by the Utah Department of Human Services; (2) the Police Department shall be notified prior to placement of convicted felons in such facility; (3) a minimum lot size of five acres is provided and a minimum 600' separation shall be maintained between residential treatment facilities, schools and establishments licensed to sell beer or alcoholic beverages; (4) business license fees shall be paid, and a statement provided demonstrating the capability of the applicant, through insurance, bonds, financial reserves or an immediate available line of credit to ensure timely restitution to any member of the public suffering damage as a result of intentional or negligent conduct by members of the staff or residents of the facility; (5) a community impact study shall be provided by the applicant as part of the application for the conditional use permit. The community impact study shall specifically describe the programs provided and evaluate the impact of the residential treatment facility on local schools, the City’s economy and economic resources, public safety and law enforcement, aesthetics, tourism, and neighboring properties and businesses, including the impact on property values and the impact of any other uses within or proposed to be used within the same building or facility. The community impact study shall be prepared by an independent, professional firm qualified to objectively analyze the potential impacts to the community; (6) the residential treatment facility must provide at least 30% of the area as open green space and one parking space per staff on the highest shift plus one parking space for each five persons housed in the facility; (7) the conditional use permit granted shall be for a specified number of individuals, and the number of residents shall not be increased without first obtaining approval from the City as an amendment to the conditional use. The request to increase the number of residents shall be accompanied by a community impact study; and (8) any conditional use granted shall be personal to the business license at such location and shall not be transferable and shall expire upon the expiration, revocation or surrender of any City business license, state license, or other regulatory license of the facility. Mr. Snyder then displayed the site plan. The residents will be 18 years or older. The Planning Commission looked at the parking standards and compared them to a nursing home. The Planning Commission recommended the minimum parking requirements be one space for the resident manager therapist, and one per every two clients, for a total of eight parking spaces, and felt that the applicant is able to do that on site. They will need three more parking spaces. There was no opposition at the Planning Commission meeting, and the Planning Commission recommends approval subject to the following conditions and findings: (1) the applicant shall adhere to the City Zoning Ordinance, Section 10-5-3 for “residential treatment facility”; (2) a City business license shall be St. George City Council Minutes May 17, 2012 Page Seven obtained; (3) capacity shall not exceed 10 residents at any given time; (4) the applicant shall adhere to the program as described in the Program Narrative; (5) the applicant shall adhere to the Community Impact Report as submitted dated April 20, 2012; (6) the applicant shall adhere to the Policies and Procedures as submitted; (7) a final fire inspection is required prior to operation. The applicant shall comply with all Fire Department conditions such as the posting of fire escape routes, smoke alarms, etc.; (8) a minimum of 30% of green space shall be provided; (9) the conditional use permit is not transferable; (10) the residents shall be of a Tier 1 or less only. Tier 1 as described in SORNA; (11) residents shall undergo a rigid screening process before acceptance into the program; (12) criminal background checks shall be required; (13) per Section 10-5-3.B, the Police Department shall be notified regarding any felons; (14) a minimum of eight parking spaces shall be provided and all spaces other than within the garage shall be delineated by striping; and (15) the applicant shall comply with the CUP findings. Mr. Snyder then read the findings. Mark Jorgenson, applicant, advised there is a need in the community for this valuable service and they have complied with all requirements. According to SORNA guidelines established by the Department of Justice, they are not taking any felons, rapists, or molesters; just Tier 1 residents, such as possession of child pornography, voyeurism, or exhibitionism. These are the upper limit of what will ever be allowed to enroll in the program. He anticipates the majority will have no legal issues at all, just personal problems they are trying to resolve. Mayor McArthur commented he understood there would not be any adjudicated people or those mandated by the court to enter the program. Mr. Jorgenson replied he could not say that will never happen, but they would be limited to Tier 1 residents only. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised that Tier 1 includes someone who has been adjudicated and in that adjudication been found guilty of a crime which could include jail time. That conviction jail sentence could be suspended. It is not unusual for a judge to say in lieu of jail they have to go to a facility, and it is not unlikely that it will happen here. Tier 1 means someone convicted of a crime that includes jail time of less than one year. Councilmember Nickle commented that no felons would be allowed in the program. Mr. Jorgenson replied that this was right. The impact study says they will not accept anyone with felonies. Someone with a DUI or a series of theft may come to the facility, and they may be a convicted felon, and in that event they would let the Police Department know. He advised that they will have two therapists, a re...


City Council Meeting Minutes Minutes 02/14/2019:
...Services Director Marc Mortensen Leisure Services Director Shane McAffee Police Chief Richard Farnsworth Community Development Director John Willis Fire Chief Robert Stoker Human Resources Director Sharon Hokanson Energy Services Director Laurie Mangum City Attorney Shawn Guzman Communications and Marketing Director David Cordero Water Services Director Scott Taylor Public Works Director Cameron Cutler Administrative Services Director Trevor Coombs Economic & Housing Development Director Shirlayne Quayle City Recorder Christina Fernandez Assistant Budget Manager Chad Moultrie   OPENING:    Mayor Pike called the meeting to order and welcomed all in attendance.  The invocation was offered by Councilmember Randall and The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mayor Pike.   SALE OF CITY PROPERTY: Consider the sale of City property (Fire Station 2) located at 150 North Main Street.   City Manager Adam Lenhard explained the proposal is to sell the property to Brooks Pace who plans to convert the property into a brewery.  A conditional use permit was approved by the Planning Commission recently.  The property would be sold for $490,000.   City Attorney Shawn Guzman outlined the type of brewery they plan to have and the license that would apply.   City Manager Adam Lenard spoke about the replacement of the fire station.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to sell fire station 2 for $490,000. St. George City Council Minutes February 14, 2019 Page Two   SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt. VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a roll call vote, as follows:   Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye           The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   DISCUSSION REGARDING THE FISCAL YEAR 2019-2020 BUDGET: Administrative Services Director Trevor Coombs presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: Administrative Services Department a.k.a. Finance & Utility Billing Administrative Services Department Organizational Structure; What We’ve Accomplished in FY18/FY19 TD – Utilities; Total Utility E-Bills; Utility Payment – Trend by Method of Payment Over 7 years; What We’ve Accomplished in FY18/FY19 TD – Finance; and Currently Working on FY19/FY20.   City Attorney Shawn Guzman presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: Legal Services Mission Statement; Organization Chart 2019; Number of Attorneys vs. Other Cities; Legal Services Budget; Claims Management; Liability, Property & Worker’s Compensation; Liability and Property Insurance Structure; Insurance Coverages/Premiums; Number of Liability Claims 2018; Liability Claims Paid 2012-2018; Worker’s Comp Claim by Numbers 2012-2018; Number of Worker’s Comp Claims 2012-2018; City Prosecutor/Criminal Cases; Criminal Cases Filed 2012-2018; Criminal Cases Filed 2012-2017; Criminal Caseload Goals; Civil Division; Accomplishments; and Challenges.   Councilmember Hughes arrived during Mr. Guzman’s presentation.   Human Resources Director Sharon Hokanson thanked the Council for their support.  She mentioned that staff received renewal rates for SelectHealth; things look good. During this past year, their part time staff member became full time.  This year, she would like to hire an additional full time position and offer more online training to City employees.         Communications and Marketing Director David Cordero provided and reviewed a handout containing an overview of his department including Accomplishments, Ongoing (current fiscal year), More Happening Ahead (2019-20 fiscal year), and Opportunities and Challenges.   Community Development Director John Willis presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: Community Development Dept; Building Division; Business License; Code Enforcement; and Planning and Zoning.   Economic & Housing Development Director Shirlayne Quayle presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: Projects Under Construction; Projects on the Radar; Memberships & Sponsors; and Housing.   St. George City Council Minutes February 14, 2019 Page Three   Support Services Director Marc Mortensen presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: Facilities: Employees; New Tracking/Inventory Software; Current Projects; SHAC Schedule; Proposed Projects; and Proposed Projects (City Campus); Technology/GIS: Employees; Technology: By the Numbers; Current Projects; Proposed Projects; and Proposed Equipment; Golf: Employees; Current Projects; Proposed Projects; Central Valley G.C.; Green Fee Comparison; and Proposed Rate Increases.   Public Works Director Cameron Cutler presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: Public Works Divisions; Airport Division; Engineering Division; Fleet Division; Streets Division; SunTran Division; Public Works Capital Projects; PWCP: Roadway Projects; 2000 S, 3430 E, 2450 S Improvements; 700 South Re-Striping; 1450 South Re-Alignment to 3650 South (Washington); Dixie Dr Mathis Bridge State Funding Match; 1450 East Connection: Foremaster to 900 S and Riverside Dr; PWCP: Intersection Projects; 2000 North Snow Canyon Parkway Roundabout; PWCP: Drainage Projects; City Creek Storm Drain Piping; City Creek Storm Drain Piping; 400 East Storm Drain Rehabilitation/Repair; 1130 North Storm Drain Improvements; and Dixie Dr 540 N Culvert – Capacity Increase.   Police Chief Rich Farnsworth presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: Staffing; C.A.R.T. (Child Abduction Response Team); C.I.T. - Crisis Intervention Team; Lexipol Policy Manual; Evidence Room; Training Needs; Fleet/Vehicle Concerns; Body Camera; 2019-2020 Project; Planning for the Future; Pending Expansion; and Future Budgets: Animal Shelter 1981 vs. 2016, and Future Technologies.   Budget and Financial Planning Manager Deanna Brklacich presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: Introduction to Impact Fees; Impact Fee Process; Scope of Work City of St. George; Culinary & Secondary Water; Sanitary Sewer; Storm Drain; Transportation; Fire; Police; Parks, Recreation & Open Space; Summary of Existing Fee Schedul...


City Council Meeting Minutes Minutes 06/08/2017:
...board to have five members rather than nine.  She also inquired about police officers being present at the Georgefest.   Mayor Pike inquired about the refund from the County for the Dixie Center fund.  City Manager Gary Esplin explained it will be included in the General Fund next year and is not earmarked for anything special.  He explained the funds and what they could be used for.    The Council discussed Georgefest and the old courthouse.  Additionally, they discussed which items they would like to approve in next year’s budget including the rifles requested by the Police Department, the need for two additional police vehicles, switching of the new City logo at City parks, personnel, u...


City Council Meeting Minutes Minutes 02/21/2019:
...roval of a conditional use permit for the construction of Fire Station and Police Station #9 located in Little Valley between the extension of Commerce Road (4150 South) and Meadow Valley Lane; zoning is RE-20 (Residential Estate 20,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size).   Planner Ray Snyder presented the request for a conditional use permit to construct a fire station and police station in the Little Valley area.  He provided a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics:  vicinity map; zoning and general plan maps; site plan; landscape plan; renderings; photos – existing fire station 8; and additional renderings and photos.  The Planning Commission recommended approval with findings.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the conditional use permit for the construction of Fire Station and Police Station #9 located in Little Valley between the extension of Commerc...


City Council Minutes 04/07/2016:
...Medical Control Services Agreement between the City of St. George Fire and Police Departments and Brett Christiansen, M.D. City Manager Gary Esplin mentioned that everyone involved in the interview process recommended entering into a Medical Control Services Agreement with Brett Christiansen. St. George City Council Minutes April 7, 2016 Page Nine MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve a Medical Control Services Agreement with the City of St. George Fire, Police and Dispatch Departments and Brett Christiansen, M.D. 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. SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT: Consider approval of a settlement agreement with Insite Towers to provide electrical service to the site west of Dixie Drive. City Manager Gary Esplin explained this settlement arises from an issue with regard to who is supposed to provide electrical service to the Insite Towers. The City’s position has been that because the property is in the County, it should not be required to provide the electrical service. The owners of the property have obtained approval from the County to install the tower on the property. They now agree to annex the property to the south of Dixie Drive into the City; the property to the north will remain in the County. This will clear up the issues with regards to the services. Additionally, the settlement allows for some impact fee credits. City Attorney Shawn Guzman asked the approval be subject to approval by the Legal Department. The agreement is between the City, the Gubler’s and Dixie Power. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the settlement agreement with Insite Towers and others, subject to review by the Legal Department. 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. SPECIAL EVENT PERMIT AND ROAD CLOSURE: Consider approval of a special event permit and road closure for the Slide the City event. City Manager Gary Esplin stated this is a request for a special event permit for Slide the City. Under the permit process, the Business License Department can approve special events with the City Manager’s approval. Any new special event would need to be approved by the City Council. This request has been discussed by staff – there are some issues that need to be discussed. The recommendation is to have the event on 100 East. Staff’s concern closing the street for a for profit who is involving a local 501c3, the Children’s Justice Center, as a beneficiary of a portion of the revenues. St. George City Council Minutes April 7, 2016 Page Ten Brandon Jay, event director for Slide the City, stated they have held this event worldwide; 60 successful events within the United States. He explained that the event is a 1,000 foot ‘slip n’ slide’ they put on city streets. The slide is nylon fabric with 1” high density foam underneath. Patrons are protected with a 24’ bumper on each side. The end of the slide has a control basin with 18-20” of water. The Children’s Justice Center will receive $60 for each volunteer they supply for a total of $6,000. Additionally, they donate 10% of the fees and give patrons a 10% discount if using the promotional code. Food vendors will be charged to participate; the fees will go to the Children’s Justice Center as well. The food vendors will be located at the cross section at the halfway mark and at the bottom of the slide. He stated that the slide is 24’ wide; food vendors will be sitting inside the intersection at 200 North. Tina Griffin with the Children’s Justice Center explained that the patrons are capped at 5,000. They can ride once or for a two hour time slot. Chris Conrad with Slide the City, Tina Griffin and Darrin Holman with the Children’s Justice Center introduced themselves. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the applicant talked to staff about this last year; at that time they were proposing to hold the event on 700 East. Staff reviewed the application - it needs to be subject to the insurance requirements as City Attorney Shawn Guzman mentioned an issue with what was submitted. Mr. Jay added that patrons go down the slide on tubes. Parking is proposed to be in the downtown parking garage; if there is a sellout amount (5,000 patrons), they would work out a plan with Dixie State University. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the event. Mr. Conrad explained that their website and press releases will outline the parking recommendations. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that if Council is concerned with parking, barricades can be put in the area that may say “local traffic only”. The applicants submitted a security plan that was reviewed by staff; there will be no City staff working the event. If the event is overly successful, staff will have to be ready to address traffic issues. Police Captain Staley reviewed and feels comfortable with the traffic plan....


City Council Minutes 07/29/2009:
...C. Betty Hackett commented that LaVerkin received stimulus funds for a police officer. She inquired if St. George received any stimulus funds. Police Chief Marlon Stratton advised the St. George Police Department applied for six new positions but received nothing becaus...


City Council Minutes 03/30/2011:
...actions. Mayor McArthur advised that at the conclusion of this meeting the Police Department will make a presentation on fraud and identity theft. PUBLIC COMMENTS: Lynn Bjorkman, President of the Southwest NAMI organization, introduced himself and advised that NAMI is an organization for those with mental illness. Annette Kaiser related how NAMI helped her son with his mental illness. Mr. Bjorkman explained that NAMI was formed in 1979 and 20% of the population of St. George have some kind of mental illness. He explained the purpose and functions of NAMI. He suggested that the City Council investigate the possibility of community run housing for those with mental illness, initiate mental health screening, create a program to encourage psychiatrists to practice here, raise public awareness of mental illness through proclamations recognizing mental health events, join NAMI in promoting mental health efforts, train law enforcement, and promote a mental health court. Jonathan Creed told of his experience with a mental health court. Councilmember Nickle advised that he is on the Five County Homeless Board and suggested that Mr. Bjorkman meet with him to discuss joining forces. A man in the audience stated there is a need for housing for those with mental illness. Councilmember Almquist suggested that the City add a link to NAMI on its website. Phyllis Sears, representing the Citizens Council on Illegal Immigration, stated that enforcement was needed against businesses which hire illegal immigrants. St. George City Council Minutes March 30, 2011 Page Two Maureen Kelly commented she echoed Ms. Sears comments and that there were drywallers who worked on the new airport who were illegals. Dick Burrow advised that he lives on Shadow Point Drive and all the homes on this street are landscaped except one. The home has been abandoned for a year and all the landscaping has died and weeds have taken its place. The property is a blight on the neighborhood. He inquired if there were regulations in place to deal with this situation. City Attorney Shawn Guzman replied that unless the home is a rental unit, there is no ordinance that requires landscaping. However, if weeds are creating a hazard, this can be handled by Code Enforcement. Mr. Burrow inquired about poaching. Mr. Guzman advised that if the home has been broken into, the police should be notified. Robert Sears commented there is no e-verify enforcement. He suggested that the Sheriff work with the Police Department in identifying prisoners who are in the country illegally...


Meeting Minutes Minutes 05/11/2017:
... his recommendation for a one-time equipment upgrade/replacement.   Police Chief Marlon Stratton presented the requested Police Department budget.  He reviewed what he requested versus what the City Manager recommended with regard to personnel.  He also outlined positions needing to be filled.   City Manager Gary Esplin mentioned the newly passed legislation regarding School Resource Officers.  Additionally, he recommended funding the fallen officer insurance for both the Police and Fire Departments - he explained the program.    A d...


City Council Meeting Minutes Minutes 12/05/2019:
...rector Marc Mortensen commented City staff have outgrown the City Hall and Police Department buildings.  This public hearing is required by the CIB for the City's amended application to increase the bond to $15 million. The increased project cost is due to changes in the plan design and value-engineering which improve the project in both additional square footage and future capacity.  He outlined the phases of the overall project.  The bond will fund the City Hall Expansion (Phase 2) and Police Building Expansion (Phase 3) phases of the overall project.   He explained the City plans to finance the City Hall and Police Building expansion phases for approximately $15M.  Staff evalua...


City Council Minutes 09/01/2016:
...sider award of bid for the purchase of a records analytics program for the Police Department.   Police Chief Marlon Stratton advised the Police Department utilizes Spillman Technologies.  This bid is for a p...


City Council Minutes 12/03/2015:
...l of the annual memorandum of understanding between the City of St. George Police Department and the U.S. Marshals Service. City Manager Gary Esplin advised this agreement is a continuation of a previous agreement where the City is reimbursed for services provided to the U.S. Marshal office. The Police Department will receive $13,000 to be used toward overtime. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the annual memorandum of understanding between the City of St. George Police Department and the U.S. Marshals Service. SECOND: The motion was s...


City Council Minutes 02/02/2017:
... recreation program; 2) To budget for the purchase of a K-9 to replace the Police Department's previous K-9, Rossko, who died suddenly. The costs of the new K-9 were fully funded through donations received from our citizens; 3) To budget for carryover of the balance of Animal Shelter Training Donations unused from the prior fiscal year to fund behavioral training services and related expenses for dogs who are difficult to adopt, during the current fiscal year; 4) To budget for annual liability and property insurance for the Southgate Golf Course as the budget was unintentionally submitted as $0; 5) To budget for the costs to add second monitors to each Dispatch Center workstation as part of the "Next Generation" capabilities upgrade (NextGen will allow text to 911). Funding will be a transfer from the Dispatch Center's reserve; 6) To budget for receiving a grant award from the State 911 Committee to help fund the "Next Generation" capabilities project and to add a multimode feature enabling other dispatch centers to use our server for text to 911. The grant also reduces the City's required funding of the equipment approved in November by $12,945; 7) To budget for costs to repair damage to a storm drain culvert/pedestrian access headwall along River Road and south of the Fort Pierce Industrial Park. Reimbursement of the repairs will eventually be recovered from the insurance company of the driver who's accident caused the damage; however receipt of the insurance payment could extend into the next fiscal year; 8) To budget for emergency repairs to water lines servicing the lap pool at the Sand Hollow Aquatics Center which burst. The costs are to repair the water lines and to replace a fire alarm panel which was also damaged; 9) To carry over the budget approved in the prior fiscal year for the SHAC Plug-n-Play remodel equipment which was ordered in FY16 but not received and installed until the current year due to the unanticipated shipping St. George City Council Minutes February 2, 2017 Page Nine   issues on the vendor side; 10) To budget for the Pioneer Park Detention Basin project with the majority of funding from a passthrough from Washington County with NRCS EWP grant funds. The City's share will be funded by reallocating the amount of Utility Drainage funds intended for the Indian Hills Drive North Drainage Project as that project is expected to come in under budgeted amounts; and 11) To budget for consulting fees for the strategic development programming and economic analysis for the Tech Ridge. Funding for the professional services will be paid through funds received in the prior year from the sale of a portion of the old airport site property.   Mayor Pike opened the public hearing.  There being no comment, he closed the public hearing.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the resolution amending the FY2016-17 Budget. 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.   Mayor Pike excused Councilmember Hughes who then left the meeting.   DONATION OF CITY OWNED PROPERTY: Consider approval to donate City owned property to Dixie State University.   City Manager Gary Esplin explained the request and location of the property.  The property was given jointly to the City and the University by the Jennings family.  As discussed in previous Council meetings, the proposal is to donate the property to the University who will then sell the property using the proceeds to assist in building the human performance center.  A letter from the University was received; events being held there will help provide economic development opportunities.        Paul Morris with Dixie State University showed a rendering of the human performance/student wellness center.  He mentioned that they are flying to Salt lake City on Monday to present their proposal to the Legislatures.  The tennis courts will be moved as that area will be needed for parking.     MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Baca to approve the donation of City owned property to Dixie State University.    SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt. VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows: St. George City Council Minutes February 2, 2017 Page Ten   Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye           The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   SET PUBLIC HEARING: Planner Ray Snyder advised at its meeting held on January 24, 2017, the Planning Commission recommended setting a public hearing for February 16, 2017 to consider changing the zone from R-1-10 to Planned Development Commercial on 12.98 acres located at the southwest corner of Riverside Drive and Mall Drive.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Bowcutt to advertise the public hearing for February 16, 2017.   SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial. VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:   Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye           The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT: Consider approval of a conditional use permit to construct a 4-story, 63-unit hotel on 270 East Street north of 1670 South.  Hotel Barrons LLC, applicant.   Planner Ray Snyder presented the request for a conditional use permit to construct a 4-story, 63-unit hotel on 270 East Street north of 1670 South.  He presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: summary of request; building heights; comparable roof heights; narrative; parcels; site plan; and elevations.  The Planning Commission recommends approval with findings pertaining primarily to aesthetics and height.      MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Bowcutt to approve the conditional use permit to construct the 4-story, My Place hotel, exceeding the allowed building height at 57’ subject to the findings of staff and the Planning Commission. SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca. VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:   Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye           St. George City Council Minutes February 2, 2017 Page Eleven   The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT: Consider approval of a conditional use permit to construct a detached accessory structure with a height of approximately 18’ at 2431 East 3860 South.  Lanse Chournos, applicant.   Planner Ray Snyder presented the request for a conditional use permit to construct a detached accessory structure with a height of approximately 18’ at 2431 East 3860 South.  He presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: summary of request; applicant’s narrative; vicinity aerial; site aerial; zoning - RE-12.5.  Planning Commission recommends approval with the following comments:   1. The property is an interior lot with frontage & access on 3860 South Street.   2. According to the applicant, the garage will be for personal RV and boat use.   3. The proposed height is approximately 18’ 4” to accommodate RV and boat storage.   4. The detached structure will be constructed of materials to match the existing shop and home.   5. Note: No home occupation permit may be given for any business in the workshop or garage area.   The findings of the Planning Commission include aesthetics, height, and maintain character and purpose of zone.  He showed elevations and floor plan.     City Attorney Shawn Guzman explained that although public hearings are not required with conditional use permits, the Mayor can allow the public to speak if someone chooses to express comments.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Baca to approve the conditional use permit to construct a detached accessory structure with a height of approximately 18’ at 2431 East 3860 South including the findings of the Planning Commission and staff. SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial. VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:   Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye           The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. St. George City Council Minutes February 2, 2017 Page Twelve   CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT: Consider approval of a conditional use permit to operate an auction house business at 476 East Riverside Drive, Unit B9.  Jexters LLC, applicant.   Planner Ray Snyder presented the request for a conditional use permit to operate an auction house business at 476 East Riverside Drive, Unit B9.  He presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: summary of request; relevance and history; parking; narrative; MOU - coordination with the Police Department; elevation; radius map; site plan; recorded plat; floor plan.  Planning Commission recommended approval with the following conditions:   1. Inspection and approval by the Building Department and Fire Department prior to occupancy of this business.   2. If the use intensifies, the Planning Commission and City Council shall reevaluate the conditional use permit.   3. Parking shall be provided as required per 10-19-5 “Nonresidential Area Requirements” and 10-19-9 “Optional Provisions”. 4. This CUP is only approved for an indoor auction; there shall be no outside display of vehicles, boats, etc.   5. Adhere to all requirements of the Police Department.   He provided information regarding parking stall...


City Council Minutes 07/25/2002:
... calls for service were up, and there no fires reported on July 24. POLICE DEPARTMENT UPDATE: Police Chief Marlon Stratton advised that three motorcycles were ordered an...


City Council Meeting Minutes Minutes 12/06/2019:
...rector Marc Mortensen commented City staff have outgrown the City Hall and Police Department buildings.  This public hearing is required by the CIB for the City's amended application to increase the bond to $15 million. The increased project cost is due to changes in the plan design and value-engineering which improve the project in both additional square footage and future capacity.  He outlined the phases of the overall project.  The bond will fund the City Hall Expansion (Phase 2) and Police Building Expansion (Phase 3) phases of the overall project.   He explained the City plans to finance the City Hall and Police Building expansion phases for approximately $15M.  Staff evalua...


City Council Meeting Minutes Minutes 05/28/2020:
...osing to purchase any equipment next year and outlined personnel.   Police Chief Kyle Whitehead outlined what areas the Police Department has cut back on or practices that have changed due to COVID 19.  He then outlined the proposed Police Department Budget for 2020-2021.   City Manager Adam Lenhard ...


City Council Minutes 06/10/2010:
...ise associated with the ATV’s. Mr. Esplin stated he had discussions with Police Chief Marlon Stratton and City Attorney Shawn Guzman about allowing ATV’s on the city streets. He explained the recommendation from the staff was if ATV’s were allowed on city streets it would create enforcement issues with regard to which streets would be designated, whether the ATV’s were street legal, and the age of the drivers. He said they felt they shouldn’t change the current ordinance that prohibits ATV’s on city streets. Mr. Esplin stated there have also been ongoing issues about the ATV’s having access to the rivers and concerns about their impact to endangered species and habitat. He said there is also a question about St. George City Council Minutes June 10, 2010 Page Three whether there are places that could be designated as accessing areas. He said Kent Perkins, Director of Leisure Services, contacted the BLM about access areas and the BLM told him they had all of the areas they wanted designated for ATV access. He said one area was west of Bloomington and another area was at the top of the hill. Mayor McArthur said he wanted to hear from the Police Department; Barry Barnum, Water Services Director; and Steve Meismer, Manager of the Virgin River Program. Lieutenant Kyle Whitehead explained there are two things that can be allowed in the ATV laws. The first is to allow street legal ATV’s operated by a licensed driver is to designate certain streets to allow ATV’s access to public lands. Lt. Whitehead said he spoke to a BLM representative and was told the BLM absolutely does not want the ATV’s in the river. He said he believed if they allowed the ATV’s on the streets it would cause problems with racing, accidents and having youth driving them. Councilmember Bunker asked if Richfield was having problems with the ATV’s on the streets. Deputy Chief Peck said he didn’t know if Richfield was having problems. City Attorney Shawn Guzman said Chief Stratton had talked to the police in Hurricane and was told they were having problems keeping the ATV...


City Council Minutes 06/30/2010:
...ty is still patching potholes. Don Graves expressed appreciation for police offers who show up to venues when they are off-duty. He asked the Mayor and City Council if they thought the proper role of government is to use tax money from one group to favor another group of people, such as the City’s first-time home buyers down payment assistance program. Mayor McArthur explained that these funds are entitlement funds through a Community Development Block Grant program and can only be used for certain things mandated by the federal government. In addition to using these funds for the down payment assistance program, the City has used them to pave roads in the Bowler Ence Marsh subdivision and has replaced water and sewer lines in the Dixie Downs area, as well as help to build a park. These funds can only be used to assist low income people or in distressed neighborhoods. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that Community Development Block Grant program funds have to be used to benefit low to moderate income individuals or neighborhoods. The down payment assistance program has been a good program and has been able to help many people get into a home. If the homebuyer lives in the home for 15 years, the funds become a grant. If they sell the home before 15 years, the funds have to be repaid. Mayor McArthur commented that this program helps workers remain in the community. Councilmember Almquist commented that the City’s goal is to help as many people as possible by benefitting an entire neighborhood. He stated he was against redistribution of wealth, but throughout the nation’s history there have been those who have reached a certain level of economic strength and developed community groups who have given to non-profits to benefit the entire community. Mr. Graves commented an employee of Dixie College with a base salary of $45,000 received a down payment assistance grant of $10,000. He inquired why this man needed help more than the checker in the grocery store or waitress. Mayor McArthur replied they can all apply for the program. The program is a good one which helps people in the community to be able to afford a home. Mr. Graves advised the College employee is 38 year of age and should have been able to save $10,000 for a down payment. Councilmember Bunker commented that while she feels it is not the role of government to become involved in social aspects of society, there is a need in our community and it is not our role to judge. Mr. Graves advised that all candidates for sheriff have said they will turn over to City the names of employers who are employing illegal immigrants so that the City can revoke their business licenses or impose fines. St. George City Council Minutes June 30, 2010 Page Three REPORT FROM COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT: Community Development Director Bob Nicholson advised that the Community Development Department will be merging with the Development Services Department effective August 1. He advised that he will continue to work part-time but Matt Loo will be the new Community Development Director. The Community Development Department has been working on updates to the Little Valley plan, the Tonaquint plan, and updating the City’s general plan. REPORT FROM LEISURE SERVICES DEPARTMENT: Leisure Services Director Kent Perkins advised new carpet is being laid at the Dixie Center and a new access road and parking lot at the Dixie Center is being designed due to the new Dixie Drive Interchange. A new trailhead will be built close to where it is 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 and is doing master planning for the JC Snow Park, Worthen Park and Tonaquint Park. They are working with the Virgin River Restoration program for a master plan of the Virgin River flood plain. Staff would like to identify a legacy project each year in conjunction with the marathon. REPORT FROM DEVELOPMENT SERVICES DEPARTMENT: Development Services Director Matt Loo advised the department is in the middle of restructuring with the Community Development Department and Public Works Department. Approximately 14 positions will or have been eliminated and some employees have already retired. Building permits average between 18-24 a month. It is estimated the City will finish the year at 300-400 permits. There are still a few commercial projects coming in with some big projects planned for the College and hospital. With regard to golf, three holes are closed to play at Southgate because of the Dixie Drive Interchange project. The contractor has moved to Phase 2 and is ahead of schedule. As of Friday the project will be 50% complete and there should be no problem making the deadline of October 1 for the reopening of Southgate. Golf generated $320,000 last month. REPORT FROM POLICE DEPARTMENT: Police Chief Marlon Stratton advised the department is down about four offi...


City Council Minutes 02/19/2015:
...e through the grant. Additionally, the Council will need to authorize the Police Chief to sign the documents. Police Captain Kyle Whitehead explained that the application is primarily for overtime and equipment. The task force is funded with two grants. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to accept the grant award of $153,004 and authorize the Police Chief to sign. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Ari...


City Council Minutes 05/08/2014:
... but are not planning on adding any additional staff. PRESENTATION FROM POLICE DEPARTMENT: Marlon Stratton, Police Chief, reviews with Council current department personnel: Patrol squad, Investigation, Special Enforcement team, Animal Services, School Resource Officers, and Dispatch. They plan on upgrading some computer and training equipment as well as recommending four (4) new vehicle purchases with St. George City Council Minutes May 8, 2014 Page Four general fund and four (4) additional vehicles in supplemental budget request. They are currently in the process of hiring a new police officer. Mayor Pike advises that the Youth Crisis Center (YCC) ...


City Council Minutes 02/20/2014:
...BID: Consider award of bid to Morgan Painting to paint City Hall and the Police Department. City Manager Gary Esplin advised the City offices have been in City Hall since 1980. The building is still in good shape and should have a number of years left. In the current budget have there are approximately $40,000 to paint the interior of the building as well as some general repairs. He recommends an award of bid in the amount of $67,000 , which a bit over the budgeted amount to do some improvements to Police Department building as well. There are some projects approved in current budget that can be delayed to make up the difference without having to do budget amendment. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to award the bid to paint City Hall and the Police Department in the amount of $67,000. SECOND: The motion was second...


City Council Minutes 11/07/2013:
...AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for four (4) 2014 SUV’s for the Police Department. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised this request is to purchase four 2014 SUV’s with eco boost system engines. The only supplier who bid the correct specifications was Larry H. Miller out of Sandy. Each vehicle will cost $32,577.00 for a total of $128,308.00. Councilmember Pike asked for more information regarding the type of vehicles. Support Services Manager Marc Mortensen advised vehicle is called the Interceptor, the police line of the Ford SUV. Eco boost engines were requested by the Fleet Division after examining the specifications. The vehicles were approved in this year’s budget. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to approve the purchase of four 2014 SUV’s for the Police Department in the amount of $128,308.00 from Larry H. Miller. SECO...


City Council Minutes 11/15/2012:
...ARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for two 2013 Ford Interceptors for the Police Department. St. George City Council Minutes November 15, 2012 Page Two Purchasing Manager Connie Hood explained that the low bid was submitted by Ken Garff Ford. However, the local dealer, St. George Ford, submitted a bid within 5% of the low bid and they have agreed to match the low bid. She recommended award of the bid to St. George Ford in the amount of $54,285.62 for both vehicles. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Nickle to award the bid as recommended. 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. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for five 2013 police package equipped Dodge Chargers for the Police Department. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood recommended award of ...


City Council Minutes 02/09/2012:
...ecommendation to the Mayor and Council at a later date. CRIME REPORT: Police Chief Marlon Stratton demonstrated a new website application linked to the police website named Crime Reports. Information available on this application is dumped from police records management into this crime report 24 hours after it is repor...


City Council Minutes 08/31/2011:
... more so. He stated that in the 22 years he has lived in Spanish Palms the police had only been there five times, but since Mr. Horner moved in it is now a daily occurrence. The residents are tired of it and he will be glad when this is resolved. He stated he hoped it was resolved so that the residents of Spanish Palms can be served by the ice cream man. Mayor McArthur read a letter received from the Spanish Palms HOA trustees and advised he also has a petition from residents of Spanish Palms who want the ice cream truck to serve them. Mr. Capps advised that the CCRs require 70% of the homeowners to agree to something, and in addition to the signatures on the petition, the Association has proxies from several additional homeowners. They have all agreed they want the ice cream truck to service the them. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised that the City’s noise ordinance is difficult to enforce and prohibits sound amplification that can be heard at 200 feet away. Mayor McArthur commented that if the City were to enforce this, it would have to outlaw trucks traveling down the freeway, sporting events, etc. City Attorney Shawn Guzman replied that this is the difficulty with a footage radius requirement. He stated in some cases speakers making announcements at schools can be heard more than 200 feet away. St. George City Council Minutes August 31, 2011 Page Two Steve Horner commented that with regard to the CCRs, what Mr. Capps said is totally irrelevant and he will be taking the matter to civil court. 75% of the homeowners within Spanish Palms have to agree to amend the CCRs. The mission statement of the PD is to promote individual responsibility and community involvement and he lives his life that way. Rules are meant to be enforced and adhered to. Rick and Cindy St. John, who operate the ice cream truck, are in daily violation of the noise ordinance and they trespass as well. The law says sound amplification is prohibited conduct and there is a penalty for violation. With regard to trespassing, it is unlawful to enter or remain on the property of another where notice against entering has been given. There is a sign that says “private driveway” at Spanish Palms. Mr. St. John says he has an exemption from the law but he does not and has to adhere to the ordinance. The law should be enforced or changed. He has filed half a dozen complaints but the City Prosecutor has only taken one, and in the meantime he has been charged with three disorderly conduct charges by filing charges against Mr. St. John. He stated he expects to have those charges dismissed. The law is not being enforced by the City Attorney’s office. He stated that Deputy Police Chief Rich Farnsworth told him he was told not to take his trespassing charges and this is not good law enforcement. As a declaration of action he will call the police every time Mr. St. John is near him. This is not a personal vendetta...


City Council Minutes 01/23/2014:
...achievement award. She is committed and loves the City and works with the Police Department, local schools and other agencies. Daniel F. Olsen Mr. Olsen stated that it is a privilege to be here. He has been urged on a number of occasions to run and to put his name in. His background includes having lived here 19 years and has 5 children and 6 grandchildren. He has been involved in many things including the St. George Marathon and Ironman. He is certified in CERT and and is a member of the Washington County Search and Rescue team. He has done a lot of service with young men to help them grow up to be responsible. Currently, he is serving as president of the St. George Musical Theater. In 2006, the City had a black eye for what they did to the St. George Musical Theater. They have been trying to work with the City to bring the performing arts back. It is a shame to see Cedar City, Ivins and Hurricane having more of an input on the performing arts than St. George. He has time for this job. H. Paul Iverson Mr. Iverson stated that he had quite a few people ask him to run. Although he was never was really excited for the opportunity to have an effect on the City, he now has a respect of the City Council. If the Council wants somebody that will agree, he is not your guy. He wants to hear both sides of the story in order to have an honest conversation. He has a unique insight to bring to the City Council since he is a general contractor. Being a contractor has also given him the opportunity to see what happens in different departments. His goal, if appointed, is to help better the relation between the City and the citizens. He stated that statistic after statistic shows that citizens don’t trust the government, he feels that can be turned around with honest conservation. Gregg McArthur Mr. McArthur stated he applied because he has a lot to give and this service would be a labor of love for him. He possess three unique qualifications that make him a strong candidate. The first is his deep connection to the community growing up here and being the CEO of the St. George Chamber of Commerce. He has a thorough knowledge of St. George. Running a business, he knows what and who it takes to St. George City Council Minutes January 23, 2014 Page Five accomplish goals. With these relationships, he feels that he is the ideal person for the position. Secondly, his past experience in business and marketing knowledge can help make a great contribution to the cause. He has experience in finance, marketing, public relations and business management. Finally, he is young, driven and enthusiastic. Currently, he serves on a number of committees because people have seen his commitment and energy to get involved. He is passionate about the City and is driven to make the City the best it can be. Greg Whitehead Mr. Whitehead stated he ran during the last campaign cycle. He was born and raised here, loves the community and has no intentions of leaving. He wants the best community to raise his family. He believes what would make him a good councilperson are planning, communication and leadership. He is excited about the future of St. George and has heard of numerous companies that are growing and looking for employees. He doesn’t want to see anything wasted without a great plan and wants to have a 20/20 vision. He believes that some areas need to be approved. Communication is critical; there needs to be a great communication line between the citizens and the City Council. There is a difference between leadership and good leadership. He has a Masters degree from SUU, a Business Administration degree and an Accounting degree from Dixie. He has served on the Institute of Business Integrity. M. Todd Jones Mr. Jones stated that not too long ago he saw a house that didn’t have the fanciest things, it was just right. He thought he would apply for he City Council seat. Maybe he is that person that would compliment the Council as a whole. It will be an honor for any of he candidates to serve on the City Council. He has a Masters in Public Administration, is a business owner and has a flexible schedule which will allow him to serve. With all the candidates and opinions, he hopes that all 24 will continue to speak up for and represent the various different groups. Diversity is good and will make us stronger. Kelle Hindes Ms. Hindes stated that she has had a lot of people ask her why she has applied. She has a great love for the community she has lived in for 29 years. She is currently a business owner in St. George. In 1999, she got involved in law enforcement as she wanted to help people in the community build a safer neighborhood. She graduated from the law enforcement academy and brought programs such as VIPS and the CERT program to the City. She coordinated and oversaw the national night out against crime. When someone hears public safety, you automatically think law enforcement, she thinks law enforcement, fire, medical, public transportation, parks and streets and code enforcement. She knows that code enforcement has been an issue and believes that she can help educate the community on why homes and business need to look appropriate. She feels that she can help educate volunteers and believes that safety is a big concern in the community. N. Craig Hammer Mr. Hammer stated that it is a pleasure to be here and he wants to serve as he has a great love for St. George. He came here in 1978, moved away and came back in 1990 which was the best decision since this is a great place to raise a family. His St. George City Council Minutes January 23, 2014 Page Six qualifications are that he has previously served on the City Water and Power Board, has been a high school principal and has worked with the public his entire career. He works with the City constantly on different projects. You will not find a greater relationship than the City and the Washington County School District. He has served on several other committees and is currently the chairman of the executive committee for the board of trustees for the Utah High School Activities Association. There will always be a soft spot in his heart for the youth in the community. He has worked with the Police Department and believes that public safety is critical. He helped develop the school resource officer program putting officers in the schools. He is thankful to be here and hopes to be of service if called upon. Brent E. Gardner Mr. Gardner stated he moved here about 30 years ago and the community has been very good to him. He feels it is important to be on the City Council to help get businesses here. This community is a great place to raise a family. He has a background in engineering which has a lot to do with planning for a community. He feels he can be a voice on the City Council to guide the direction and planning for the community. He appreciates the previous and current City Council. Additionally, he has worked on the airport advisory board as well as other planning projects and feels it is important to work with the communities around us. Greg Aldred Mr. Aldred stated that he should be appointed because of his commitment and because he is a team player. He offered his congratulations to all those who were newly elected. There are a number of great applicants. He is a long time resident and is very involved in the community. He has respect and the ability to work with department heads. He has a high regard for the fire and police departments. He has been involved with the Planning Commission and ...


City Council Minutes 02/12/2009:
...the invocation was offered by Pastor Jimi Kestin. PRESENTATION FROM THE POLICE DEPARTMENT: Police Chief Marlon Stratton thanked the Mayor and Council Members for allowing him the opportunity to talk to them about his department and its activities. Chief Stratton stated that gang activities continue to increase in the community. He provided statistics about the staffing numbers of the patrol division and how that has had a positive impact on reducing gang incidents, drug problems and accidents. He also talked about the School Resource Officers and their effectiveness in the schools. Chief Stratton described the organizational structure of the Drug and Gang Task Force Unit and how the Unit works hand in hand with the local ICE agents and other community law enforcement agencies. He introduced Officers Aaron Bergquist and Johnnie Heppler as members of the Unit. Officers Aaron Bergquist and Johnnie Heppler presented a power point presentation on the Washington County Gang Task Force. The officers discussed various strategies that they use to track gang members. They reviewed the different partnerships that have been established in the community and with other law enforcement agencies. The officers ended the presentation by describing the 2009 Goals of the Drug Task Force Unit. Mayor McArthur thanked Chief Stratton and Officers Aaron Bergquist and Johnnie Heppler for their presentation and for their commitment to their roles in the Police Department. DISCUSSION ON THE PROPOSED CONSERVATION GARDEN AND HC...


City Council Minutes 07/16/2009:
...d about security at the event. Ms. Bloxham replied that the St. George police will be providing security. The National Guard also offered to supply 15 men for security. Councilmember Pike commented the City would not have a lot of costs, especially if the applicants are willing to clean up after the event. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Pike to approve the special event permit and waive the rental and clean-up fee. SECOND The motion was seconded by Councilmember Shakespeare. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Pike - aye Councilmember Shakespeare - aye Councilmember Bunker - aye Councilmember Allen - aye Councilmember Almquist - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. SET PUBLIC HEARINGS: Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held July 14, 2009, recommended that public hearings be scheduled for August 6, 2009 at 5:00 p.m. to consider (1) a zone change from OS to RE-37.5 on .95 acre located at 660 West Man O War; (2) a final plat for Shadowbrook Homes 2nd Amended Plat St. George City Council Minutes July 16, 2009 Page Four ?D?; (3) a request to amend and extend the final plat for Tonaquint Hills Phase 1 Amended and Extended No. 2 to abandon a section of the public street Silicon Way and to dedicate a new public street Cisco Drive; and (4) a road dedication and vacation for Rustic Drive. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Allen to set the public hearings as recommended by the Planning Commission. 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 Councilmember Almquist - aye Councilmember Shakespeare - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. FINAL PLAT: Community Development Director Bob Nicholson advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held July 14, 2009, recommended approval of a final plat for Black Mountain Drive located near the new interchange at Milepost 2. Black Mountain Drive is a little spur street off of Astragulus Drive and is 66' wide. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to approve the final plat 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 Pike - aye Councilmember Bunker - aye Councilmember Shakespeare - aye Councilmember Allen - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. AGREEMENT: Consider approval of an agreement with ?Community Kitchen? to provide free meals to low and moderate income persons using federal Community Development Block Grant funds. City Manager Gary Esplin explained this matter was previously discussed in a work meeting. It was the City Council?s feeling that if there was money available, the CDBG funding program should be amended to include this. The amount is around $6,500. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bunker to approve the agreement. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Allen. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Bunker - aye Councilmember Allen - aye Councilmember Shakespeare - aye Councilmember Almquist - aye Councilmember Pike - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. (THIS ITEM WAS CONTINUED AT THE END OF THE AGENDA. SEE BELOW) AGREEMENT: Consider approval of an interlocal agreement for a Justice Assistance Grant. City Manager Gary Esplin explained the City must go through the County to obtain the $47,197 which will be used for police equipment and to upgrade the police computer systems. St. George City Council Minutes July 16, 2009 ...


City Council Minutes 12/11/2008:
... St. George City Council Minutes December 11, 2008 Page Four POLICE DEPARTMENT UPDATE: Police Chief Marlon Stratton advised that the bike patrol has been focusing on shopping centers during the holiday season. Motors have been focusing heavily on traffic and traffic accidents have been reduced by 20%.There is an increase in domestic violence, but generally things are going well. Mayor McArthur advised he has received several complaints from several residents about their children being pulled over for suspected curfew violations and then being accused of other things. Chief Stratton replied that the police are aggressively enforcing curfew to keep on top of vehicle burglari...


City Council Minutes 05/28/2009:
... order and welcomed all in attendance. The pledge of allegiance was led by Police Chief Marlon Stratton and the invocation was offered by Mayor McArthur. PRESENTATION BY THE SUPPORT SERVICES DIVISION: Support Services Manager Marc Mortensen introduced Support Services Division staff. Dave Evans, GIS Administrator, explained he supervises the geographic information systems map. He then showed the web mapping application on the City?s website. Cory Frost, Webmaster, explained he oversees the City?s website and e-net. He then reviewed the City?s website and social networking options. Matt Bergeson, Network Engineer, explained he oversees the City?s networks and then reviewed current projects. Brandon Bundy, Information Systems Engineer, explained he takes care of all the City?s servers. Doug Belliston, Information Systems Manager, explained he supervises all the technicians who keep City employee?s desktops running. This includes 44 locations throughout the City. James Duckett, Technology Services Division Manager, reviewed the projects completed within the last year, including updating City e-mail on the exchange server, updating landesk, updating the website and web server, etc. UPDATE FROM POLICE DEPARTMENT: Police Chief Marlon Stratton updated the City Council on a recent 911 call ...


City Council Minutes 01/22/2009:
... by Pastor Dean Heuring. Roxanna Finnerty, representing the St. George Police Department Victim Services, introduced herself and two advocates who help with this program. She advised they deal with domestic violence on a daily basis and are seeing an increase in stalking. January is National Stalking Awareness Month. She advised that during the past quarter they had 115 walk-in clients, 37 for stalking. She thanked the Mayor and Council for their support of the program. Kathy Thayne, a representative of the Old World Historical Council, a 501C3 non-profit organization, advised the Historical Council was formed to bring historical events to life. She advised a Days of Camelot annual event will be held Memorial Day Weekend at the Washington County Fairgrounds. She requested that the City participate by sponsoring the King Arthur?s stage. Council Member Allen, Chair of the Dixie MPO, advised that a transportation expo will be held at the Dixie Center on February 3 from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Police Chief Marlon Stratton advised that a community CAT Team meeting will be held at the Dixie Center on Tuesday, February 10 at 6:00 p.m. with representatives present from all CAT Teams, police officers who patrol the areas, the Mayor and City Council, and City ...


City Council Minutes 03/19/2015:
...es become available. He referred to an FBI report regarding the number of police, firemen and such needed for a given amount of people in an area. City Manager Esplin commented the city doesn’t subscribe to any FBI or national standard with respect to first responders. The need is based on the number of calls for service and the budget. He stated that he doesn’t anticipate this will result in an increase to property taxes to existing homes, he anticipates new officers required would be funded through property taxes on the new homes. There was discussion regarding the new fire station and the assumptions of growth in the area. The fire station serves more than just Sun River, it provides for growth on both sides of the freeway. Seeing no one else wanting to comment, Mayor Pike closed the public hearing. Councilmember Almquist commented that he thinks Sun River is known as a good development, which is a tribute to the services that are provided. He has seen every phase that has gone through and there have been concerns expressed with each phase of development. He suggested to Scott McCall that some funds should be incorporated into expanding recreation St. George City Council Minutes March 19, 2015 Page Eleven facilities. He said it looks like there is a piece of land that moves away from RV storage which is a use he doesn’t like much. Councilmember Hughes indicated he sees a concern with the 2,391 number. Some residents are okay with that number and don’t want to go over that amount. He sees this phase as staying within the 2,391 number. He knows growth is a concern for many and it has been for a long time. In this case, it seems like it has been known the homes would go somewhere and this seems like a good place for them. Councilmember Arial encouraged Sun River developers to communicate better which might clear up some of the confusion. Mayor Pike called for separate motions for each piece of the zone change and requested a motion on part 1 amendment No 6 to the St. George Sun River Planned Development Zone to move approximately 30 acres of the Interchange PD into the Sun River PD and to update the land use to become PD-R. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the zone change request to rezone 76.42 acres to allow Part 1 Amendment No. 6 to the Sun River PD Zone to move approximately 30 acres of the Interchange PD into the Sun River PD, and to update its land use to become PD-R. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt. VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a roll call vote as follows: Councilmember Almquist, aye Councilmember Randall, aye Councilmember Bowcutt, aye Councilmember Arial, aye Councilmember Hughes aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. Mayor Pike requested a motion on part 2 amendment No. 2 to the Interchange PD to update the balance of the property to join the existing 8.1 acres Community Commercial (CC) as defined by the Atkinville Interchange PD. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve portion 2 Amendment No. 2 to the Interchange PD to update the balance of the property to join the existing 8.1 acres Community Commercial (CC) as defined by the Atkinville Interchange PD. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Almquist. VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a roll call vote as follows: St. George City Council Minutes March 19, 2015 Page Twelve Councilmember Almquist, aye Councilmember Randall, aye Councilmember Bowcutt, aye Councilmember Arial, aye Councilmember Hughes aye Mayor Pike asked for a motion on part 3, to update the location of the signage parcel used for advertising the Sun River community and to include the extension of the term of the temporary sign permit through the year 2022. There was discussion regarding the five year extension and moving the sign 200 feet. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve part 3 to update the location of the signage parcel used for advertising the Sun River community. The properties are generally located westerly of Pioneer Road and northerly of Bluegrass Way and the sign is generally located south of the Atkinville Wash, west of the I-15 Freeway, and east of the residential lots 2122 thru 2128 along Silk Berry Drive. City Attorney Guzman asked if this will also extend the term of the permit to 2022 if so it should be put into the motion. Mayor Pike said the term of the sign permit to go through 2022. Councilmember Hughes clarified that is for the temporary construction sign, after 2022 it goes away. Councilmember Arial indicated that was okay. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall. Councilmember Almquist said the sign doesn’t change in size or message. VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a roll call vote as follows: Councilmember Almquist, aye Councilmember Randall, aye Councilmember Bowcutt, aye Councilmember Arial, aye Councilmember Hughes aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. St. George City Council Minutes March 19, 2015 Page Thirteen PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCES Consider approval of an ordinance changing the zone from R-1-10 to PD-R on 11.75 acres on property located at approximately 501 South 2200 East. Planning and Zoning Manager John Willis explained the zone change consists of 12 dwelling units and garages. The project is Grayhawk Apartments at Rivers Edge. He described the elevations, site plans, multi-use material and colors. He indicated there are two additional requests with zone change. 1. To allow eight buildings to be 45 feet tall. This is an exception to the 35 foot height limit and is allowed under code with council approval. 2. To allow a reduction in parking spaces, this is allowed under the code. Based on the number of dwelling units 569 parking spaces would be required. The proposal provides for 506 spaces. There was discussion as to how the number of parking spaces per unit was calculated and the studies provided in the agenda packet that show 569 spaces aren’t needed. John Willis explained there would be one covered stall per unit however, the uncovered parking is lacking. The proposal exceeds the recreation requirement per unit. There are three accesses for the project. He reviewed the staff comments and indicated the Planning Commission recommended approval with conditions. The density, parking and building heights were of concern to the Planning Commission. He read the motion and recommendation from the Planning Commission. The recommendation from the Planning Commission would reduce the number of units and allow a 20 parking space shortage. Councilmember Bowcutt asked with the reduction in units in three of the buildings, how short the development will be of the parking space requirement. John Willis said it would be a 16 unit reduction and 23 parking spaces deficient as opposed to the 63 as proposed by the applicant. Councilmember Almquist wondered if the council should have some input from the police department as it seems like there are a lot of calls for service in these types of projects. Does this have any federal dollars in this project. John Willis replied that there are no federal funds as part of this project. Councilmember Almquist asked if there is adequate access and an emergency aisle to allow for both police and fire department to respond without going through adjacent proper...


City Council Minutes 09/03/2015:
...deployment in Iraq. He told her that he was more protected there than our police officers are here. She thanked the St. George Police Department for their service and asked that people show their respect to police officers. Mayor Pike read a proclamation proclaiming the month of September as Recovery Awareness Month. Councilmember Arial arrived. Mayor Pike read a proclamation proclaiming September 17 – 23, 2015 as Constitution Week. Mayor Pike then left the meeting for a groundbreaking ceremony. COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC: Carl Palmer, resident, stated he does not like what is happening with the Sunbowl and the Dixie Round Up Rodeo. He mentioned when he was young, they looked forward to attending Rodeo festivities. Now, the SunBowl is about 2/3 full when the Rodeo takes place. He believes the SunBowl and the Round Up Rodeo have become stagnant because people do not like to go out in the evening and sit on concrete; the heat, dusty parking lots and lighting are issues as well. He suggests the SunBowl be updated by taking out the concrete seats and replaced with stadium seating, installing a level roof and a second tier of stadium seating. If updated, the SunBowl can be used for many things. He showed a picture of what he would like to see. Mayor Pro Tem Almquist introduced Alisha Burton with the Arts Commission. Alisha Burton introduced the Arts Commission members who were present. She then presented checks to grant recipients. St. George City Council Minutes September 3, 2015 Page Two Councilmember Arial mentioned that they had a tremendous amount of requests for grants. It is nice to see how alive and well the arts are in the City. She provided an update on the Electric Theater grand opening. Councilmember Bowcutt clarified that over the years, many bleachers have been brought into the SunBowl and rodeo attendance numbers have not declined. He mentioned an article in the National Lions magazine about the St. George Lions, Dixie Round Up Rodeo and the building of the SunBowl. FINANCIAL REPORT: Consider approval of the financial report for July, 2015. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that there is not much to report as this is the first month in the new fiscal year. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the financial report for July 2015. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt. VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Almquist called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist – did not vote Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for Cobra Head LED light structures and photo cells. City Manager Gary Esplin explained this is a purchase made every fiscal year. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised Electrical Wholesale Supply was the low bidder at $156,740 for 400 each of the light structures and photo cells. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to award the bid to Electrical Wholesale Supply for the Cobra Head LED lights in the amount of $156,740. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial. VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Almquist called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist – did not vote Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for two (2) 2015 1/2 ton pickup trucks for Energy Services. St. George City Council Minutes September 3, 2015 Page Three City Manager Gary Esplin explained that St. George Ford is the low bidder at $58,406 for both trucks and that the funds are included in the current budget. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to award the bid to St. George Ford for the two vehicles in the amount of $58,406. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt. VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Almquist called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist – did not vote Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for the annual purchase of bulk fuel. City Manager Gary Esplin explained this is the annual purchase of bulk fuel at $1,500,000. He reviewed the actual cost to the City for specific types of fuel, which are less than last year. It is recommended to award the bid to Overland Petroleum. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised that the amount is an estimated cost based upon usage in the prior year. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to award the bid for the bulk fuel from Overland Petroleum in the amount of $1,500,000. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt. VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Almquist called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist – did not vote Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for the 2015 slurry seal project. City Manager Gary Esplin explained this is for the annual slurry seal project as part of the overall pavement management program. The apparent low bidder is M&M Asphalt Services. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised three bids were received; the low bid submitted by M&M Asphalt Services was $160,520. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that the bid was 25% less than last year. St. George City Council Minutes September 3, 2015 Page Four MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to award the bid to M&M Asphalt Services for the 2015 slurry seal project in the amount of $160,520. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall. VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Almquist called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist – did not vote Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that the agenda packet shows which streets will be sealed. He will have staff put the information on the City’s website. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for the 2015 asphalt repair project. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised three bids were received; Western Rock was the low bidder at $305,860. City Manager Gary Esplin noted that the list of projects is included in the agenda packet. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to award the bid to Western Rock Products for the 2015 asphalt repair project in the amount of $305,860. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt. VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Almquist called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist – did not vote Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that every street is evaluated and ranked based on their need. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for the design and construction management for the Riverside Drive/Lizzy Lane Outfall Line project. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that agreement this allows to connect and get more capacity in the regional outfall line to the Regional Wastewater Treatment Plan; it is included in the current budget. It is recommended that Alpha Engineering be awarded the contract. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised that the amount of the contract is $104,173. St. George City Council Minutes September 3, 2015 Page Five Mayor Pro Tem Almquist asked if they can use the same topographic work as was used in the major regional outfall line. Water Services Director Scott Taylor explained the engineers will go there and spot check. City Manager Gary Esplin stated this regional project is anticipated to be $1.2 million. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the professional services agreement with Alpha Engineering for the design and construction management for the Riverside Drive/Lizzy Lane Outfall Line project in the amount of $104,173. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt. VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Almquist called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist – did not vote Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for the Ledges Well #1 equipment replacement. City Manager Gary Esplin explained this is for improvements at the Ledges Well. Over the last couple of years, there have been issues with keeping the motors and pumps running. Staff decided to go with a different program, replacing the submersible pump and motor with a vertical line shaft pump and motor. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised the low bidder was Gardner Brothers Drilling at $135,132.12; the three bids received were close. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bowcutt to award the bid to Gardner Brothers Drilling for the Ledges Well #1 equipment replacement in the amount of $135,132.12. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial. VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Almquist called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist – did not vote Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. FEE WAIVER: Consider approval of fee waivers for the special event permit and for the use of the Town Square west parking lot for the 1st Responders Car Show. Darren Nuttall, applicant. St. George City Council Minutes September 3, 2015 Page Six Darren Nuttall, applicant, introduced Bonnie Webb and Kyle Bringhurst. They have come together to put hold a first responders appreciation car show and an all abilities walk. The event will be held in the Town Square west parking lot. He explained that this event is a fundraiser for Project Lifesaver; he then explained the Project Lifesaver program. Approximately 200 classic cars will be on display. Ms. Webb, the President of Southern Utah Autism Support Group, explained the all abilities walk will take place at Town Square. The walk will be on Halloween beginning at 10:00 a.m. She mentioned that her four children are autistic, two of them wander. The bracelets are made so they are not easily removed. City Manager Gary Esplin stated that the City is a partial sponsor; therefore, the event can be advertised on the digital boards on Bluff Street and by the hospital as well as through a link on the City’s website. He explained that the All Abilities Park will be secure to prevent those with special abilities from wandering away from the park. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the fee waivers for the special event permit and for the use of the Town Square parking lot for the 1st Responders Car Show and all abilities walk. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial. VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Almquist called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist – did not vote Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. FEE WAIVER: Consider approval of fee waivers for the special event permit and for the use of Cottonwood Cove Park for the Utah Foster Care Fall BBQ event. KC Clark, applicant. City Manager Gary Esplin noted staff concerns which include the applicant obtaining approval from the Health Department and vehicular traffic on the trail. KC Clark, applicant, explained this event is a BBQ to honor licensed foster families. She spoke with Robert Beers with the Health Department; they will not need a permit. Additionally, they are aware that they are to park in the parking lot and walk on the trail to reach the pavilion. Councilmember Arial left the meeting. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the fee waivers for the special event permit and for the use of Cottonwood Cove Park for the Utah Foster Care Fall BBQ. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt. VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye St. George City Council Minutes September 3, 2015 Page Seven The vote was unanimous and the motion carried FEE WAIVER/USE OF ANDRUS HOME: Consider approval of a special event permit fee waiver, a fee waiver of the use of Town Square, to use the Andrus Home for artist green room services and for the use of the City’s platform stage for the Live United LIVE 2015 Music Festival. Jeffrey Hall, applicant. City Manager Gary Esplin outlined the request. Rebekah Pectol, with United Way, stated that 100% of the funding that United Way earns goes right back to 17 local non-profit organizations. She introduced Dan Drown, Chairperson for the United Way Board of Directors, and outlined the event which will take place on October10, 2015 at Town Square. They are requesting a special permit fee waiver, a fee waiver for the use of Town Square, to use the Andrus Home for the artist green room services and to use the City’s smaller platform stage. Mr. Drown added that they will be giving away a VW convertible bug this year. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the special permit fee waiver, a fee waiver for the use of Town Square, a fee waiver for the use the Andrus Home and to use the City’s platform stage. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt. VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Almquist called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. FEE WAIVER: Consider approval of a fee waiver for the use of the Social Hall for the St. George Musical Theater fundraising event. St. George Musical Theater, applicant. City Manager Gary Esplin stated that the St. George Musical Theater has requested a fee waiver for the use the Social Hall for a fundraising event. Councilmember Randall stated the event will take place on November 7, 2015. The dinner will be held at the Social Hall followed by a performance at the Opera House. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bowcutt to approve the fee waiver for the use of the Social Hall on November 7, 2015 for the St. George Musical Theater fundraising event. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall. VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Almquist called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. St. George City Council Minutes September 3, 2015 Page Eight SET PUBLIC HEARING: Planning & Zoning Manager John Willis stated that the Planning Commission at its meeting held on August 25, 2015 recommended to set public hearings for September 24, 2015 to consider the following: 1) A general plan amendment from Employment and Medium Density Residential to Medium High Density Residential on approximately 51.95 acres generally located at approximately 1280 West and 4700 South; and 2) A zone change amendment to allow the use of a small commercial showroom for a pottery sales business and to continue the use of two (2) existing residences on property located at 95 South 200 East. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to set the public hearings for September 24, 2015. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt. VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Almquist called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. FINAL PLAT: Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the final plat for Escapes at the Ledges Phase 6, a 12-lot residential subdivision located at approximately 1600 West 4950 North; zoning is PD-R. This is the last phase and becomes the amenity area. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bowcutt to approve the final plat for Escapes at the Ledges Phase 6. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall. VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Almquist called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. FINAL PLAT AMENDMENT: Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the final plat amendment for Escapes at the Ledges Phase 1 Amended, a 31-lot amended residential subdivision located at approximately 2055 West 2600 North; zoning is RD-R. The purpose of the amendment is to amend lots 106 – 108, 112, 119, 123, 126, 130 and 131. Lots 106, 112, 120, 123, 126 and 131 were increased in size to accommodate a larger building footprint and the others were adjusted to account for that. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the final plat amendment for Escapes at the Ledges Phase 1 Amended. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Almquist called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye St. George City Council Minutes September 3, 2015 Page Nine The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. FINAL PLAT AMENDMENT: Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the final plat amendment for Escapes at the Ledges Phase 2 Amended, a 21-lot amended residential subdivision located at Caledonia Dunes Drive and Escapes Drive; zoning is RD-R. The purpose of the amendment is to amend lots 204 – 208, 212 and 219. Lots 204, 205, 212 and 219 were increased in size to accommodate a larger building footprint. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to approve the final plat amendment for Escapes at the Ledges Phase 2 Amended. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall. VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Almquist called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. FINAL PLAT AMENDMENT: Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the final plat amendment for Villa Highlands at Hidden Valley Phase 1 Amended, a 15-unit residential amended subdivision located at London Lane and Athens Drive; zoning is PD-R. The purpose of the amendment is to enlarge the private ownership areas of units 1- 4, 14 and 15. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bowcutt to approve the final plat amendment for Villa Highlands at Hidden Valley Phase 1 Amended. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Almquist. VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Almquist called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PRELIMINARY PLAT: Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the preliminary plat for Sienna Park Condominiums at Stone Bridge, a 60-lot residential subdivision development located at 271 North Country Lane; zoning is PD-R. These lots are in addition to the ten that have already been developed in Stone Bridge. In 2005, it was approved subject to the first unit adjacent to Country Lane and a maintenance easement agreement. Per the agreement, they were allowed to reduce the setback on some of the units. City Manager Gary Esplin noted there is a tee on number 6 at Black Rock. The setback is a lot more than 20 feet from the golf course. When the first development occurred, the developer was granted the right to reduce the setback and deed the lava to the City since the City did not want to disturb the lava along the edge. They do not need the setback reduction on the other lots, only the ones by the tees. St. George City Council Minutes September 3, 2015 Page Ten Mayor Pro Tem explained that he was on the Planning Commission at the time and he remembers it the same as City Manager Gary Esplin. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the preliminary plat for Sienna Park Condominiums at Stone Bridge. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt. VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Almquist called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING: Consider approval of a memorandum of understanding for the Washington County Drug Task Force. City Manager Gary Esplin explained this is an agreement that allows the City to sign an interlocal agreement for the Washington County Drug Task Force as has been done in the past. Chief Stratton explained that this agreement is with the St. George Police Department and the Drug Task Force. MOTION: A motion was made by ...


City Council Minutes 10/04/2001:
... York City. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of a bid for the purchase of police vehicles for fiscal year 2001-2002. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen recommended purchase of eight police vehicles through the State contract with Butterfield Ford in the amount of $175,978. She advised that St. George Ford declined to bid. A motion was made by Council Member Isom and seconded by Council Member Whatcott to award the bid to Butterfield Ford through the State contract in the amount of $175,978 as recommended by the Purchasing Agent. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Gardner - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for the purchase of two pick-up trucks for the Power Department. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen recommended purchase of two pick-up trucks for the Power Department through the State contract with Butterfield Ford in the amount of $48,964. She advised that St. George Ford declined to bid. A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott and seconded by Council Member Gardner to award the bid to Butterfield Ford through the State contract in the amount of $48,964 as recommended by the Purchasing Agent. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Isom - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for the purchase of mowers and a sprayer for the Golf Department. St. George City Council Minutes October 4, 2001 Page Two Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen recommended that only one fairway mower be purchased at this time, along with two greens mowers and one spray rig. The total amount of these items is $83,400, and the City will pay for them via a three year lease with Rocky Mountain Turf. She advised the annual payments will be $38,000 at 5%. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the other fairway mower for Dixie Red Hills will be rebid as more horsepower is needed due to the bermuda grass on this course. He advised that the mowers will be substituted for other capital items in the current budget. Golf Director Dave Terry advised that the spray rig and fairway mower is going to Sunbrook, and one greens mower is going to St. George Golf Club. A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott and seconded by Council Member Gardner to award the bid as recommended by the Purchasing Agent. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Isom - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. SPECIAL EVENT PERMIT: Consider a request for approval of a special event permit for a carnival at the Red Cliffs Mall October 11-14, 2001. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that the applicants have permission to use the former Walmart parking lot for the event, and it appears to meet all City requirements. A motion was made by Council Member Isom and seconded by Council Member Whatcott to approve the special event permit as requested. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Gardner - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. BEER LICENSE AND LOCAL CONSENT: Consider a request for approval of a beer and restaurant liquor license for Chili?s Southwest Grill located at 311 North Red Cliffs Drive. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that Chili?s currently has a beer and restaurant liquor license, but the parent company is taking the restaurant back and a license in their name must be obtained. All requirements of the ordinance have been met. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Isom to approve the beer license and local consent for a restaurant liquor license as requested. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. St. George City Council Minutes October 4, 2001 Page Three ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INCENTIVE AGREEMENT/ORDINANCE: Consider approval of an economic development incentive agreement. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the City?s current economic incentive program provides for an incentive for a new business which does not compete with other established businesses in the community and which pays a higher wage plus benefits. The company in question is a large bank which has a call center for its own credit card customers. It is proposed that over a five year period of time, the company would be reimbursed up to one-half of 1% of the annual salaries to a maximum of $100,000. The company proposes to fill 200 positions with a pay range between $25,000-$100,000. Washington County Economic Development Director Scott Hirschi advised the company has a maximum employment potential of 235 positions with the average pay over $29,000. Moreover, the company would qualify for an incentive because its average wage is at least 30% above the prevailing wage in the County, as well as providing an excellent benefit package. The company is looking for long term career employees. The call center is not a true call center in that sales will not be solicited over the phone, but instead the company will only be servicing their existing accounts, and in actuality is a financial service center. They will be constructing a new building in the City and will provide significant revenues for the government as well as new jobs, and will not be competing with any existing financial institutions. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the basis upon which a decision must be made by the City Council is if the return to the community is greater than the incentive made. He invited the City?s Finance Director to make a report to the City Council. Finance Director Phil Peterson reported that state law requires that in order to provide an incentive for a new business, an independent study be made as to the economic impact of the business, and the impact must be greater or equal to the incentive. He advised that he contacted the Utah Economic Development Corporation, and based upon information received from them, all requirements of State law will be met. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Whatcott to adopt an ordinance relating to economic development that authorizes the Mayor to sign an agreement assuring the establishment of Consumers First National Bank in St. George, Utah. Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Isom - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. COST-SHARING AGREEMENT: Consider approval of a cost sharing agreement for a drainage project in the east part of St. George. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that the developer is willing to put an additional $25,000 toward the project to extend the major storm drain line along 2450 East to benefit the rest of the City. The City will be required to pick up the balance of $85,000. He explained that each year funds are budgeted in the wastewater budget and capital budgets to match developer contributions such as this. Assistant City Engineer Jay Sandberg advised that the project will be completed in approximately three weeks once the agreement is approved. St. George City Council Minutes October 4, 2001 Page Four A motion was made by Council Member Isom and seconded by Council Member Whatcott to approve the agreement as presented. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Gardner - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. APPLICATION CONCEPT FOR MPO PROGRAM: Consider approval of the application concept for the Dixie Transportation Planning Projects under the MPO program. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that as part of the MPO program the City will be participating in due to its population, the City will now have to complete with other projects throughout the State. The projects are submitted to a board, prioritized, and then funded with federal funds. The format and prioritization criteria will be used to evaluate each project. Council Member Isom inquired if a priority list had been established, and she was informed that the City has not yet submitted any projects, but will by the month end. Public Works Director Larry Bulloch advised the annual allocation is $800,000, and projects totaling ten times that amount have been submitted. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that the City already has a long term master plan, therefore it will be easy to submit a list of projects chosen from this list. Mr. Bulloch advised it was important to receive feedback from elected officials on the criteria for selecting projects. For example, if traffic congestion is important, then those types of projects should surface first. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that as far as a format, if Mr. Bulloch was suggesting that criteria be weighted, the City Council has not had an opportunity to discuss that. Mr. Bulloch agreed that the criteria should be discussed in depth. Mayor McArthur advised he thought this item concerned approval of a concept adopting the application process, but if weighting criteria was needed, the matter should be postponed. Mr. Bullcoh recommended the matter be discussed in a work meeting. Beginning November 1 an evaluation of the projects based on what the Council wants will take place. A motion to table the matter until the next City Council meeting was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Whatcott. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Isom - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT FOR SHOOTING PARK: Consider approval of an interlocal cooperation agreement providing for creation and operation of the Southern Utah Shooting Sports Park Agency. St. George City Council Minutes October 4, 2001 Page Five City Manager Gary Esplin advised he did not think the applicants knew this item was on the agenda for discussion, however, while the facility will be a benefit to the community, he was concerned about funding and the provision that if the City did not participate in the funding, it would be excluded from use of the facility. He suggested tabling the matter until the applicant could be present. Mayor McArthur advised he was told the City would not have any financial obligation, but agreed with concerns expressed by Mr. Esplin. Mr. Esplin advised that under the agreement, the City legally would not have any financial obligation, and if so, then why be a part of the entity? However, it should be determined whether or not funds must be contributed to the project on a long term basis in order for it to succeed. Council Member Isom commented she was advised the City?s shooting range could be shut down because it is located on private property. Police Chief Marlon Stratton replied that this was not the case, and the City had a perfectly good shooting range, in fact, the best in the State, and the Police Department is very happy with it. He stated he did not believe it would be beneficial for the City to participate in the proposed shooting range as the City?s range is adequate. However, the City?s options should be kept open. City Manager Gary Esplin commented the proposed facility is more than a pistol range - it is also for archery, rifles, etc., but the City has already made a significant investment in its own shooting range and to recreate it would cost thousands of dollars. Mayor McArthur commented that while he thought the proposed shooting park was a great concept for public use, if the City participates, it should be at a different level than the other entities. Council Member Whatcott commented that while the proposed shooting range is a good concept, he had a problem with using City funds because the City already has a shooting range. Additionally, funding of this shooting park is no different than funding of the City?s golf courses and those who play should pay. Mayor McArthur advised the applicants have a $200,000 grant which will be used over the next five years. If the City is going to be involved with other cities in the project, an interlocal agreement must be entered into. City Manager Gary Esplin stated that a key issue is if the proposed shooting park will be enterprise fund related, or will be a general fund expenditure like a park. Only a person with a gun will use the shooting park. Mayor McArthur advised the matter will be tabled until the applicant is present. GOLF COURSE PRE-BOOKING FEES: City Manager Gary Esplin explained that after evaluation of the City?s golf course operation and its need to increase revenues, Golf Director Dave Terry has looked at other communities to try and determine a way to maximize revenues. The City has had trouble meeting its expenses at the courses, and is proposing a pre-booking policy. At the present time tee times can be booked 14 days in advance or six months in advance if staying at a local motel. Other communities reserve tee times 60 days in advance if a premium is paid for that reservation. The charge for this service is proposed to be $10 per player. Recognizing that the City would not want to book all of its tee times this far in advance, it is proposed that only a third of the tee times be allowed to be booked 60 days in advance. Mayor McArthur suggested the available tee times be interspersed throughout the day so that the most desirable times were not all taken by 60 day advance reservations. St. George City Council Minutes October 4, 2001 Page Six City Manager Gary Esplin commented the City?s goal was to maximize revenues during the premium time of day. Council Member Gardner commented he felt the proposal was a good concept, and inquired if the City could go further out than 60 days. City Manager Gary Esplin advised if the golf patron was allowed to do this, he or she would then not need to go to area motels to get the advance booking package. He explained that the City was at a disadvantage right now, as Coral Canyon and Entrada allow their patrons to book in advance for a fee. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the policy with a 60 day advance tee time. Golf Director Dave Terry clarified that the rate would be the posted rate, not the discount card or punch card rate. There would also be mandatory cart rental. 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 Isom - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. Golf Director Dave Terry advised that a minor amendment to the hotel policy is also proposed. In an effort to maximize revenues to ensure success of the Golf Enterprise Fund, the City will be more aggressive in its marketing efforts, and will begin at home with the motels and hotels to make sure the City is working with them as much as possible with regard to reservations and services. A tremendous amount of feedback has been received from area hotels and motels, and it is proposed that their patrons be allowed to book tee times at any time of the year, at any time of the day, and to allow booking of nine hole tee times seven days out on a limited basis in order to maximize use of the courses. A customer appreciation event will be held during the summer, with slight discounts off the posted rate to make sure the City attracts their business. City Manager Gary Esplin clarified that the City allocates only 1/3 of all tee times to the motels and hotels. PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider a request for approval of a zone change from Planned Development Residential to R-1-8 Single Family Residential located south of Sandstone Shadows and east of Valley View Drive on 9.13 acres. Nate Blake, applicant. Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that this site formerly was part of the Laurelwood project. The area to the north is the Sandstone Shadows development, and the plan is to continue the project south. The Planning Commission recommended approval. There was no opposition from neighbors at the Planning Commission meeting. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the hearing and called for a motion. A motion was made by Council Member Isom to approve the ordinance changing the zone as recommended by the Planning Commission. The motion was seconded by Council Member Gardner. Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye St. George City Council Minutes October 4, 2001 Page Seven The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider a request for a zone change from C-3 General Commercial and R-1-10 Single Family Residential to PD Planned Development Commercial for an expansion of the Deseret Industries Store on the southeast corner of 2450 East and Red Cliffs Drive. Dennis Patten, agent for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that in May a zone change took place for this property, and it is now zoned C-3 and R-1-10. The original request was to have the entire parcel zoned C-3, but this was denied by the Planning Commission. The applicant withdrew the item from the City Council agenda, and is now requesting a continuation of the PD Commercial zone. A deceleration lane will be included off Red Cliffs Drive, as well as landscaping and access off 2450 West and 850 North. He displayed a site plan and advised that a blank area on the plan will be coming to the Council for zoning approval at a later date. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the hearing and called for a motion. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Isom to approve the zone change by ordinance. Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. CLARIFICATION OF SPECIAL EVENT PERMIT: City Manager Gary Esplin advised that the City Council previously approved a special event permit for dances to be held at 1501 Sunset Blvd. on October 5 and 6, 2001. Since that time the City, through its Police Department, became aware of differences of opinion on what was appro...


City Council Minutes 07/22/2010:
...irector, St. George Housing Authority Marlon Stratton, Chief, St. George Police Department Johnny Heppler, Police Officer Pastor Dean Huering EXCUSED Jon Pike, Council Member WELCOME Mayor McArthur welcomed those present. He excused Council Member Jon Pike and asked that all rise to Pledge Allegiance to the Flag. INVOCATION Following the Pledge of Allegiance, Pastor Dean Heuring gave the invocation. Mayor McArthur thanked Pastor Heuring and acknowledged that the Council needs Divine help to make the best decisions for the City. Following the invocation, Mayor McArthur turned the time over to Rick Crosman to present the first three agenda items. MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING - FAA Mr. Crosman asked that the Council consider approval of a Memorandum of Agreement with the FAA to allow them to construct, operate and maintain FAA-owned navigational aides at the Replacement Airport. St. George City Council Minutes July 22, 2010 Page Two He explained that the FAA will own the equipment and this agreement will give them access to the airport and ground space for the equipment. These navigational aids will create an airport with a 287 ft. Height Above Terrain (HAT) approach and ½ mile visibility. Mr. Crosman gave a brief update of construction progress. Following the presentation, Mayor McArthur called for questions. Hearing none, he called for a motion. Motion: Council Member Bunker made a motion to approve a Memorandum of Agreement with the FAA, to allow them to construct, operate and maintain FAA-owned navigational aides at the replacement airport. Second: Council Member Shakespeare seconded the motion Vote: All voted “aye” and the motion passed unanimously. AGREEMENT- VAISALA, VOR/DME TECHNICAL TRAINING Mr. Crosman asked that the Council consider approval of an agreement with VAISALA, Inc. In the amount of $26,500 to train two technicians to operate and maintain the VOR/DME equipment at the replacement airport. He explained that each VOR/DME is built to the specifications of the airport at which it will reside and technicians must be trained on individual pieces of equipment. The equipment is non-federally owned, but training costs will be covered under the FAA grant. Mr. Crosman explained that the technicians will be deployed out of Cheyenne, Wyoming and can be on site within four hours. Mr. Bulloch noted that if the VOR is out of commission, so is the airport. Schedule passenger service cannot land or take off without it. Mayor McArthur called for questions. Council Members questioned whether or not the City would be required to pay to train new technicians should the original technicians leave VAISALA . As this is not clearly stated in the agreement, it was decided that the agreement should be amended. They felt it should be clearly stated that the City will pay to train two technicians and if they leave the company within the three-year period, VAISALA, Inc. will be responsible for the costs to train new ones. Following the discussion, Mayor McArthur called for a motion. Motion: Council Member Shakespeare made a motion to approved an agreement with VAISALA, Inc. In the amount of $26,500 to train two technicians to maintain and operate the VOR/DME equipment at the St. George Replacement Airport, with the provision that language be added to the agreement to read that “the City of St. George will pay to train two technicians and if they leave their employ within the three-year period, VAISALA, Inc. will be responsible to train new ones.” St. George City Council Minutes July 22, 2010 Page Thrree Second: Council Member Nickle seconded the motion. Vote: All voted “aye” and the motion passed unanimously. AGREEMENT - VAISALA, Inc., VOR/DME MAINTENANCE Mr. Crosman asked that the Council consider a three-year agreement with VAISALA, Inc. in the amount of $18,900/year to maintain the VOR/DME equipment at the replacement airport. He explained that this is an annual maintenance agreement to provide on-call services for three years. Mayor McArthur called for questions. Council Member Almquist asked if there was a plan in the future for airport staff to be trained to take over the VOR/DME maintenance. Mr. Crosman told him there was not. He indicated that the amount of this agreement is slightly less than what the State has been paying for maintenance on the VOR at the existing airport. He spoke of new technology that would replace the VOR in years to come. The Council questioned the fact that, in addition to the base maintenance agreement, other charges could apply depending on the circumstances. They concluded that this was a standard option for maintenance agreements. Following the discussion, Mayor McArthur called for a motion Motion: Council Member Shakespeare made a motion to approve a three-year agreement with VAISALA, Inc. in the amount of $18,900/year to maintain the VOR/DME equipment at the replacement airport. Second: Council Member Bunker seconded the motion. Vote: All voted “aye” and the motion passed unanimously. Larry Bulloch suggest that the Council take a tour of the replacement airport to see the progress being made. It was decided that the tour would be scheduled for the first part of August. SHADE TREE BOARD Due to a miscommunication with the Chair of the Shade Tree Board, this item will be reschedule at a later date. ST. GEORGE HOUSING AUTHORITY - PRESENTATION AND UPDATE - KEISHA GREENWELL Shawn Guzman introduced Keisha Greenwell, Director of the St. George Housing Authority. He explained that she has done a great job of stabilizing and upgrading the office. He told those present that Ms. Greenwell would like to update them of the progress being made in the St. George Housing Authority and introduce them to the a new housing option program. St. George City Council Minutes July 22, 2010 Page Four Ms. Greenwell told Council Members that she has worked with the Utah Housing Authority for 10 years in the Cedar City Office. She introduced the Council to the CROWN, Credit to Own, housing project. This program targets underprivileged families who want to own a home. It is a 15-year program in which potential home owners rent the home and then purchase it at the end of that time. She said there will be five, four bedroom, two bath homes with approximate 1420 sq. ft. on one level. These homes will be built in one location, although in the future she would like to see them scattered around the city. Construction will begin in May 2011. Ms. Greenwell explained the criteria to qualify for the program. An applicant must be capable of owning and caring for a home and must be at or below 60% of median income. Applicants will be screened rigorously, including credit and criminal background checks. They must present three landlord references for consecutive years. Applicants will be deemed ineligible if their background check turns up convictions for violence, sex crimes, drugs arrests or any other felony. Misdemeanor charges will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. The Utah Housing Commission (UHC) will monitor the upkeep of yards and homes and education will be provided to help tenants progress toward home ownership. She noted that the family must consist of at least two people and not more than eight. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and preference will be given to Utah residents. The UHC will pay taxes and insurances. Ms. Greenwell asked the Council to consider waiving or deferring impact fees. Council Members felt they would not be willing to waive the fees, but would consider deferring them until the end of the 15 years. Mayor McArthur thanked Ms. Greenwell for her presentation and asked that she bring a proposal to a Council meeting regarding the deference of impact fees. Ms. Greenwell then gave the Council an update of a Section 8 family self-sufficiency program that is in progress. The program is a five-year project in which the tenant promises to try to become self-sufficient. She said that applicants must find their own rental, but their rent is then subsidized by Section 8 monies. Matching funds are put into a tenant account which, at the end of five years, can be used for a mortgage payment. Participants will have to quality for a loan on their own with a private lender. Rental homes are inspected monthly and there is no tolerance for damage and sloppy upkeep. Council Member Shakespeare asked if it would be possible to find out how many subsidized housing units there are in St. George and their locations. Ms. Greenwell indicated that she would get the information. St. George City Council Minutes July 22, 2010 Page Five AIRPORT TERMINAL Marc Mortensen updated Council on a problem with the rock facade of the replacement airport terminal building. The contractor had installed the stone in a way which made the pillars look more narrow at bottom than the top. He has talked to the contractor and told them they must fix it. POLICE DEPARTMENT PRESENTATION Mayor McArthur called on Chief Marlon Stratton to update the Council on Police Department activities. Chief Stratton told Council Members that last night a window in the K-Mart store was smashed and thieves entered and stole approximately $30,000 worth of jewelry. He updated them on a group of scouts from Las Vegas who had been hiking in Zion Canyon on the Hop Valley Trail. One scout was apparently overcome by the heat and fell behind and was lost. They found his body today. In confidence, Chief Stratton updated Council Members about some Marijuana “grows” which were taken down today by members of the department, DEA and Washington County. He indicated that several thousand plants had been confiscated and that there will probably be several of these raids this summer. Chief Stratton stressed that this a very dangerous assignment as the grows are defended by armed attendants. He has offered the City SWAT team to assist the County SWAT Team in these activities. Council Member Almquist informed the group that the piping and tubing used to irrigate these plants, can be traced to the store in which it was purchased. He felt stores should be notified to call the Police about any large orders of these materials. Chief Stratton turned the time to Officer Johnny Heppler to give a presentation on Operation Community Shield, a multi-jurisdictional street gang task force. Officer Heppler began his presentation with a Spartan Warrior Proverb which read, “My shield is not my own, but it shields my brothers and sisters”. He told Council Members that the Police Department has partnered with ICE and other entities to identify and develop intelligent to deter, disrupt and dismantle gangs. Since 2005 over 15,000 gang members were arrested in the United States and 23 in St. George. In addition, task force members have confiscated weapons, drugs , money and other gang-related possessions. He noted that, at this time, most gang members in the area are from Mexico, Honduras and El Salvador. St. George City Council Minutes July 22, 2010 Page Six Officer Heppler showed pictures of a recent sting operation conducted by Operation Community Shield. He indicated that gangs have a hard time finding structure in this community because, through this program, we are able to keep “cutting off the head of the snake”. He stressed that community education, especially for parents , is an essential part of the program. Chief Stratton interjected that John Lines, Director of ICE, has expressed appreciation for the cooperation the St. George Police Department has given them. This program has also come to the attent...


City Council Minutes 05/17/2007:
... evening the City Council had the privilege of joining with the St. George Police Department in honoring some of its police officers for outstanding service in the community. Police Chief Marlon Stratton advised that May 15 was National Law Enforcement Memorial Day to recognize the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in giving their lives to protect their communities, and this week is National Law Enforcement Week. He then introduce the following recipients of the awards: Sgt. Scott Lemmon - Supervisor of the Year James Schafer - Police Officer of the Year Justin Grenier - Dispatcher of the Year Roxanne Finnerty - Civilian Employee of the Year Stacy Richan - Distinguished Service Medal Gage Schimbeck - Lifesaving Award Mayor Pro Tem then read a proclamation proclaiming the week of May 13-18 as Police Week in the City. After signing the proclamation, he presented it to Chief Stratton. Roxanne Finnerty, Victims? Service Coordinator, advised that she provides all types of services to victims of all types of crimes. The program is constantly growing and statistics show that the same number of victims have been helped in the last three months as in all the last three years. Council Member Gardner inquired if the figures reflect the Department?s ability to service the needs of the community, or a larger need in the community. Ms. Finnerty replied that there is a larger need in the community. Sgt. Craig Harding advised that in previous years the Victims? Services Department serviced victims of domestic violence and crime, but Chief Stratton has asked them to contact victims of all crime and let them know the status of their case and any follow-up. Council Member Gardner commented he felt the figures reflected more of an effort by the Police Department to make sure victims? needs are taken care of. TAMARISK REMOVAL UPDATE: Mayor Pro Tem Orton reported in a meeting he attended with regard to the tamarisk removal taking place in the Bloomington area. There have been a lot of calls and e-mails from people upset about the removal of tamarisk from the river area. They will be replaced with willows. He reported that the experiment being conducted with tamarisk-eating beetles has also been successful. St. George City Council Meeting May 17, 2007 Page Two AWARD OF BID: Consider approval of a contract with Kim Campbell for restroom design for Willow Run Park. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood recommended approval of a contract with Kim Campbell in the amount of $22,212 for design of the restrooms at Willow Run Park. Council Member Allen suggested that there should be additional stalls in the women?s restroom. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Allen to approve the contract with Mr. Campbell. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Gardner. VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Orton called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for 138 kV steel poles. Purchasing Manger Connie Hood advised that only one bid met specifications and it was the second to the lowest bid. She recommended award of the bid to Meyer Steel Structures in the amount of $1,814,445. Council Member Whatcott inquired if the poles would be painted or rusted. Energy Services Director Phil Solomon replied that the poled would be the rusted poles. The 69kV line in Green Valley will be replaced with this 138 kV line, avoiding the hills so the poles are not skylined. Council Member Whatcott inquired if the poles were expensive to paint. Mr. Solomon replied that he did not know but he could check on it. Council Member Whatcott commented that his personal preference is the painted poles. Council Member Gardner commented that the rusted poles blend into the surroundings and require no maintenance. Mr. Solomon commented that the rusted poles would be mixed in with wood poles and they tend to look like wood poles. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to award the bid to Meter Steel Structures in the amount of $1,814,445. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen. VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Orton called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for the chip seal aggregate. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised that three bids were received. She recommended award of the bid to the low bidder, Quality Excavation, in the amount of $107,500. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to award the bid to Quality Excavation in the amount of $107,500. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Gardner. VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Orton called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. INCREASE BLANKET ORDER: Consider an increase to the blanket order with Western Rock for concrete, sand and gravel. St. George City Council Minutes May 17, 2007 Page Three Purchasing Manager Connie Hood explained that there was an overage to the amount previously awarded by the City Council to Western Rock. An estimate was done of open invoices and it was estimated to be $150,000 until the end of June. She requested approval of this amount. She advised that the reason this was missed is because estimates were requested from the Streets and Water Departments, but this did not take into account the little jobs performed by other departments. Last year?s budgeted amount was $75,000. Council Member Whatcott commented it appears the cost has doubled in one year. Ms. Hood replied that this was correct. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that last year all the small projects were budgeted in the department budgets, yet everyone is using the blanket order. If these small project costs were added to the $75,000 budgeted, the amount would be close. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the increase to the blanket order. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Orton called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that better track will be kept of these costs as they all will now be under the blanket order. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for a turbo diesel rotary mower for the Parks Department. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood explained that three bids were received. She recommended award of the bid to the second lowest bidder, Turf Equipment, for the best machine, in the amount of $39,738. She advised that this machine met all specifications. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Allen to award the bid to Turf Equipment in the amount of $38,738. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Gardner. VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Orton called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. Mayor Pro Tem Orton advised that there would be four Council Members voting. REPORT FROM PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING OF MAY 8, 2007: Community Development Director Bob Nicholson advised that the Planning Commission scheduled public hearings before the City Council on June 7, 2007 at 5:00 p.m. to consider: (1) a proposed amendment to Title 10, Chapter 18, St. George City Code, to address measuring heights, retaining walls, fencing around pools and jacuzzis, permits, and other changes for clarification; (2) a proposed amendment to Title 10, Chapter 8, St. George City Code, to add a provision allowing the City Council to approve densities in excess of the General Plan in certain circumstances; and (3) a proposed amendment to Title 10, Chapter 11, St. George City Code, to add ?small animal boarding? and ?small animal hospital?. FINAL PLAT: Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that the Planning Commission recommends approval of the road dedication plat for Price Hills Drive. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the road dedication plat. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen VOTE Mayor Pro Tem Orton called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT (2007-CUP-008): Consider approval of a conditional use permit to construct a detached garage with a height up to 21' to the roof peak at 3396 Sugar Leo Drive. Steve Vandeneikof, applicant. St. George City Council Minutes May 17, 2007 Page Four Planner Ray Snyder advised that the applicant is asking for a height of 21' to the roof peak. The Planning Commission recommends approval subject to the following conditions: (1) Maximum height shall not exceed 21' to the maximum roof peak. (2) The accessory building shall be single story only. (3) The exterior material and color will match the primary residence. (4) The roof tile will match the primary residence. (5) The accessory unit may not be used as a dwelling unit. (6) No fixtures shall be added that would constitute a second dwelling unit. Council Member Allen inquired if staff was working on an ordinance allowing granny flats. Community Developmen