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


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


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


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


City Council Minutes 12/12/2002:
...opies of a proposed site plan. Mr. Larsen is trying to decide whether the Southgate property is worth it, or if the City Council felt it is not in the cards. Regardless, Mr. Larsen has committed to purchase the Bundy property. Mayor McArthur commented he felt both locations were too far from a freeway exit, and he would prefer to see the project at the new Sun River Interchange. Mr. Nicholson explained there would be possible total of 1,880 units. Mr. Larsen is looking for input from the City Council. Mr. Nicholson stated he suggested that Mr. Larsen include some conventional housing, but Mr. Larsen prefers to keep the entire project in RVs. St. George City Council Minutes December 12, 2002 Page Ten Council Member Orton commented that he did not think the entire area should be developed with RVs, but given the blue clay issue, he did not doubt that some day the area would contain an RV park. Council Member Isom commented she felt OK about the RV park on the Southgate property, but it should be less dense. Council Member Gardner inquired how the City established a critical mass number. Mayor McArthur suggested that the Southgate site be approved, but with less units than requested. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised that the proper procedure should be followed, as Mr. Larsen could say that based on the City?s representations, he incurred financial obligations to his detriment and then found out he could not build the number of units he desired. Mayor McArthur suggested that the project be approved for perhaps 50-60 acres, with more in the future if it works out. City Attorney Shawn Guzman replied that the City should make it absolutely clear that it is not committing to anything at all, and the project would be subject to all applicable requirements. Mr. Nicholson advised that Mr. Larsen knows he cannot have a commitment, but he needs to make a decision so that he can move forward with the Bundy property. If the City Council indicated to Mr. Larsen not to do the project on the Southgate property, he would proceed with the project on the Bundy property. Council Member Allen declared a conflict of interest as Mr. Larsen spoke with her husband about doing the electrical work for the project. Mayor McArthur suggested that Mr. Larsen be told that he is proposing too many units on the Southgate property, but the City would be interested in looking at perhaps 50 acres for development now if the project meets all requirements. If everything worked out and there was not a detrimental impact, perhaps the project could be expanded later. Council Member Gardner suggested that Mr. Larsen be contacted to determine the minimum number of units he would accept on the Southgate site. UPDATE ON WATER AND POWER BOARD: Council Member ...


City Council Minutes 04/15/2004:
...out lighting from the back of the building which would be visible from the Southgate area. Mr. Nesbitt replied that some lighting may be visible from Southgate, but the building sits far enough around the corner on the Black Ridge that it should not be a problem. There will not be a lot of light pollution outside of the property lines of the site. Council Member Bunker inquired about security. Mr. Nesbitt replied that retaining walls created from boulders on the site would be used. He explained that the building sits 35' above the road on a terrace and sits quite far back. Gerry Brown explained that when completed, the building will not extend much higher than the new motel across the street, and it will sit far enough back on the property that it will hardly be seen. Council Member Allen inquired how far back from the terrace edge the cars would sit. An unidentified man representing Menlove Auto explained that the cars will be tilted so that from the roadway passers-by will not see just a lot of bumpers. There will be a lot of landscaping and rocks tiering up to the building. The building tiers down so that the showrooms are lower than the service facility, which sits behind, and the building will look half the size that it actually is. Council Member Bunker commented that the shelf on which the project will sit can be seen from the freeway, Southgate, the Dixie Center, and Bluff Street. While it may be ideal for a dealership and she appreciated the approach the applicants were taking, she was concerned about the use of search lights for grand opening and special events, and use of large purple dinosaur balloons. This area is a focal point in the City and is very visible to those entering the City. Mr. Nesbitt replied that no purple dinosaurs would be used. An unidentified man representing the car dealership explained that the architecture and design of the project will invite people to the site, instead of having to do crazy things to get them to look. The site can be seen from the freeway, but blending in the building with the hillside and use of landscaping and rocks will invite people to the site. He stated he was not planning on using searchlights because the site is located close to the airport. He explained that he will probably do some fun things for the grand opening and try to have a carnival atmosphere, but this would not be permanent. St. George City Council Minutes April 15, 2004 Page Seven Mayor McArthur inquired about the color of the building. Mr. Nesbitt replied that he is working with natural materials to resolve the color of the building. The site is made up of a number of different colors including gray, sage, green, orange, red, and yellow, but he is leaning toward an earth tone pallette with tans and darker muted colors, and the slide of the building is close to what the final product will be. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. Steve Foisy, a resident of Southgate, expressed concern about the lighting. He stated that residents of Southgate could already see lighting from the back side of the Ford building, and to those who live on the hill, lighting is a big deal. Mr. Nesbitt replied that with the zero cut-off fixtures, the optics are such that light is confined to a horizontal line which comes out of the top of the fixture. The fixtures will be turned to face Black Ridge Drive and will be more intense on the display area than on the south side of the building or service area. The idea is to turn the lights toward each other and focus the lights on the site and not into the air or beyond the property line. Any neon lights used would be on a temporary basis. Council Member Allen expressed concern with the reflectivity of the glass proposed for the building. Ms. Nesbitt replied that due to the orientation of the building, a majority of the glass is on the north side of the building. The type of glass has not yet been resolved, but glass which allows passers-by to see into the dealership is desired. The building is set up high, which should help mitigate this problem also. Louise Callium from Desert Images commented that she has to block the light from the back of the Mega Pro building in order to sleep, and if the building is turned north, the lights will shine into Southgate. She commented that bright lights take away from the joy of the ...


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


City Council Minutes 07/17/2014:
...NT/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider a final plat amendment for the Southgate Views Subdivision to merge lots 11 and 12 into one lot, vacate the public utility and drainage easement between said lots and to update Note #7 with regards to walkout basements. Bob Hermandson, applicant. St. George City Council Minutes July 17, 2014 Page Eight Todd Jacobsen presented the final plat amendment for Southgate View Subdivision. The purpose of the amendment is to merge lots 11 and 12 into one lot. Also, the public utility and drainage easement will be vacated. Mayor Pike 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 final plat amendment for Southgate View to merge lots 11 and 12 and to vacate the public drainage easement. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall. VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a roll call vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist - aye Councilmember Hughes - aye Councilmember Randall - aye Councilmember Bowcutt - aye Councilmember Arial - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/FINAL PLAT AMENDMENT/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider a final plat amendment for the Primrose Pointe Subdivision Phase 3 amending the language in Note #9. Bob Hermandson, applicant. Todd Jacobsen presented the request for a final plat amendment for the Primrose Pointe Subdivision Phase 3. With regard to the walkout basement note #9, the amended language includes: “unless otherwise approved by the City of St. George Public Works Department based on a site plan that meets all applicable City Standards, including but not limited to, grading and setback standards and requirements.”. He explained that the note is being changed because there was a wall built in front of lot 2. If the owner was required to build a walkout basement, they would have to re-grade the entire lot. Councilmember Almquist commented that there may be several lots that this applies to in that area. Mayor Pike opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bowcutt to approve the final amendment for Primrose Pointe Subdivision Phase 3 changing the language on Note #9. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial. VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a roll call vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist - aye Councilmember Hughes - aye Councilmember Randall - aye Councilmember Bowcutt - aye Councilmember Arial - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/DESIGNATING HOME A CITY LANDMARK SITE: Public hearing to consider designating the home at 252 North Main Street a City Landmark Site. David Walker, applicant. Craig Harvey presented the request to designate the home at 252 North Main Street a City Landmark Site. The home is called the Julia Graff Home. He stated that the home was build in 1917 by Albert Miller and then occupied by Julia Graff and her family until the late 1980's. The intent of the proposed property owner is to pursue a conditional use permit to St. George City Council Minutes July 17, 2014 Page Nine use the home as a vacation rental property similar to several other historic landmark properties of the City. Councilmember Bowcutt asked who has applied for this request. Mr. Harvey replied that the Historic Preservation Committee recommended approval, however Mr. Walker has applied as he is the prospective property owner. Scott Fuller, real estate agent for the applicant, stated that Mr. Walker has a history of restoring historical homes. His offer to purchase the property is contingent upon being able to restore the property. Mr. Harvey explained that designating the home as a City landmark allows the owner to have limited commercial use if a conditional use permit is approved. Under the Landmark Ordinance, there are four requirements to designate the property as a landmark property. He outlined the requirements. Mayor Pike opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to designate the site at 252 North Main Street, commonly known as the Julia Graff Home, a Landmark Site in the City of St. George. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt. VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist - aye Councilmember Hughes - aye Councilmember Randall - aye Councilmember Bowcutt - aye Councilmember Arial - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/BUDGET AMENDMENTS/RESOLUTION: Public hearing to consider amendments to the 2014-2015 fiscal year budget. Budget and Financial Planning Manager Deanna Brklacich advised the budget opening includes: 1) To carry over the Tonaquint Nature Center Grading project approved in the prior fiscal year but were unable to complete due to fish and bird nesting non-construction timelines, delaying the project until FY 2015; 2) To carry over the Upgrade Lighting to LED Lighting project approved in the prior fiscal year but delayed pending a City facility-wide lighting efficiency study. The project is not ready to be completed; 3) To carry over the remaining unspent portion of the $500,000 Small Community Airport Grant awarded FY2013 and primarily used to jump start the SGU to Denver flight and for advertising; 4) To budget for the purchase of merchandise, office, and snack bar equipment from the Golf Pros as part of the re-organization beginning July 1, 2014; 5) To reduce full-time salaries and increase part-time pro shop wages budgets due to re-organizing and moving Eron Deming to Southgate Golf, with his former position at Sunbrook to be back-filled by p...


Planning Commission Minutes 04/10/2007:
...lag salute. CONSENT ITEM - FINAL PLATConsider approval of a final plat for Southgate Townhomes located on 2025 South Circle east of Mirage Estates and south of Atria Assisted Living in an R-3 (Multiple Family) zone. Brandon Anderson, agent.Senior Project Engineer Cathy Hasfurther said this is straightforward plat. This is ready for Planning Commission approval. Council Member Bunker asked if there are any changes since the preliminary plat approval. Cathy replied there was minor changes due to the power lines. MOTION: Commissioner Nobis made a motion to recommend to City Council approval of a final plat for Southgate Townhomes located on 2025 South Circle east of Mirage Estates and south of Atria Assisted Living in an R-3 (Multiple Family) zone and authorize Chairman to sign. Commissioner Bracken seconded the motion. All voted aye.PLANNING COMMISSIONApril 10, 2007Page TwoPRELIMINARY PLATConsider a preliminary plat request for Hidden Valley “The Estates” Phase 3 and 4 with 87 single-family home sites located east of the southeastern terminus of Barcelona Drive. Applicant, Ivory Homes, Mr. Colin Wright, representative. Case No. 2007-PP-007Planner John Willis said this plat is a subdivision for 87 single-family lots. The lots range from 6,000 to 10,000 sq. ft. The area is part of the Hidden Valley planned development. John said staff comments are;1. Subject to PD standards (i.e., building setbacks, separations, parking spaces, etc.) Setbacks for the single-family lots to meet the R-1-6 standards.2. Walls, street trees, etc., shall be complied with.Colin Wright the applicant said with this plat is the 12-1/2 acre City Park which will be dedicated to the City. MOTION: Commissioner Taylor made a motion to recommend to City Council approval of a preliminary plat request for Hidden Valley “The Estates” Phase 3 and 4 with 87 single-family home sites located east of the southeastern terminus of Barcelona Drive, subject to staff’s comments. Commissioner Hullinger seconded the motion. All voted aye.CONDITIONAL USE PERMITConsider a request for a conditional use permit to construct a three (3) story professional office building that would exceed the allowable building height of thirty-five feet (35'). The project was originally submitted as the “Teotihucan Professional Center,” however the applicant has requested that it now be called “The Aztec Professional Center.” The approximate maximum proposed height requested would be forty-seven feet (47'). The average top of building height would be approximately thirty-nine feet (39'). The building would be 30,217 square feet. The subject property is on Lot 4 & 5 of the Willowbrook Professional Park. The zoning is AP Administrative Professional. The applicant is Mr. Brett Walker. Case No. 2007-CUP-006 (reference also 2007-SPBE-006).Planner Ray Snyder said the building will be 3-story. This is a Conditional Use request for the height of the building. The landscaping and parking seems to meet the requirements. This is combining two lots (lots 4 & 5) of the Willowbrook Professional Park subdivision.PLANNING COMMISSIONApril 10, 2007Page ThreeRay said if the Planning Commission recommends approval the following conditions are suggested;1. The building is approved with a maximum peak height to the top of the parapet of forty-seven feet (47'). The average top of building height would be approximately thirty-nine feet (39').2. Parking shall be demonstrated to meet the zoning ordinance requirements during the site plan review process. Parking spaces shall be 9' x 18' in size with 25' wide drive aisles minimum.3. A Site Plan Review application along with 4 sets of plans shall be submitted to the Engineering Dept. for standard plan check review.4. Submit an Optional Merger application to Community Development to merge the two lots together (application has been received).Traffic Conditions1. Meet the requirements of the City Traffic Engineer.2. All signing and striping shall conform to the City of St. George and MUTCD standards.Commissioner Taylor asked if the height was from building grade or sidewalk grade? Ray replied that it was from the grade level.Spencer Willard with Pope Engineering said the building will be used for office professional use. Commissioner Campbell inquired about the design being used to cover the mechanical units on top of the building. Spencer replied they are looking at stucco for that design. Commissioner Campbell asked if the building is completely stucco. Spencer replied yes. Commissioner Campbell felt the building did not match the surrounding area of hillside or other buildings in the area. Spencer said they could change the color of the building. Commissioner Campbell said he is talking about the design of the building. Commissioner Taylor said it is a dramatic shift in design for the buildings surrounding it. He sees this building as being a little bit too diverse. Amon Grant part owner of the project said the first floor of the building will have a walk out to a balcony. Commissioner Nobis asked about the wash in the back of the building. Cathy Hasfurther said they have to sit off the building wall about 15 ft. Cathy said staff will check that and make sure it works.PLANNING COMMISSIONApril 10, 2007Page FourDave Eckersley lives by this proposed building. He is opposed to this height of the building. He feels he will lose his privacy in his home. He is concerned about the traffic. Loun Easthope said their neighborhood was opposed to the zone change to Administrative Professional zone. Chairman Almquist said it looks like the building could be adjusted to accommodate the required height of 35 ft. Commissioner Nobis asked if they could not merger the lots and build something smaller for the neighborhood.Brett Walker said the reason they decided to merger the lots is because of the easements and the power lines. There is also a power substation they need to stay away from the required 15 ft. John Jefferson said he would like to see a tether balloon so the neighbors could visualize the height of the building.Community Development Director Bob Nicholson said when someone is going for a Conditional Use Permit they need to blend with the neighborhood. Buildings shall fit to the overall concept of the building area. If Planning Commission does not feel this building blends with the neighborhood then it should not be approved here tonight.Spencer Willard said he would like to table this and come back with a redesign. Deputy City Attorney Paula Houston said the only issue before the Planning Commission tonight is the height of the building. But Planning Commission can also review the aesthetics. If the height is dropped down to 35 ft. then Planning Commission cannot say anything about the aesthetics.Amon Grant said they want to make the building color different. They will make the building a dark color, change the name of the building and some of the design of the building. They will drop the height down to 35 ft. The applicant withdrew their application. Chairman Almquist said no motion is necessary for withdrawal.PLANNING COMMISSIONApril 10, 2007Page FiveSITE PLAN BUILDING ELEVATIONConsider a request for a conditional use permit to construct a 30,217 square foot three (3) story professional office building. The project is called “The Aztec Professional Center.” The subject property is on Lot 4 & 5 of the Willow Brook Professional Park. The zoning AP (Administrative Professional). The applicant is Mr. Brett Walker. Case No. 2007-SPBE-006 (reference also 2007-CUP-006)Due to the fact the Conditional Use Permit for this item was withdrawn then it set this item into a motion of being withdrawn as well. Public hearings for 5:00 p.m. will now be heard.GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT - PUBLIC HEARING (5:00 P.M.)Consider an amendment to the City General Plan for the area referred to as the “South Block.” The South Block extends from the Ft. Pierce Industrial Park on the north to the Utah–Arizona state line on the south, and from the I-15 freeway on the west, to the Ft. Pierce wash on the east. The area contains approximately 6,116 acres. The South Block Land Use Plan proposes a mostly self-sufficient community with various residential neighborhoods, commercial, industrial, and mixed-use areas. There is a rezone areas for Open Space and endangered plant habitat and also a transportation network including trails. Case No. 2007-GPA-002Community Development Director Bob Nicholson said there has been a great deal of work done on this project for the last two years. This will be a mostly self-sufficient community upon build-out. There are sites designated for 7 elementary schools, 1 intermediate school, and 1 middle school/high school. He said one thing they would like to mention is the wash areas. The washes should be preserved in their natural state. The City wants natural looking washes through the area. The staff feels Orth-Rodgers has done a good job with road planning on this project. The master plan is proposing 13,007 total housing units. At some future point they will be looking for zone changes to implement the plan. Rick McBrier, SITLA official stated the history of the property is in the 1960's there was a man who was working for the University of Utah who was asked to go out and select certain lands for trade with BLM. As a result this block was put together. This block is about 10,000 acres. Today they are discussing 6,116 acres of this section of the south block. In about 2-3 months there will be work starting at the interchange. Then the road will be cut east.Rick McBrier introduced Doug Bushide who will be his replacement at SITLA after he retires. PLANNING COMMISSIONApril 10, 2007Page SixGary Wood, with the firm of EDAW from San Diego explained the Master Plan. The South Block plan has been underway for a number of years. There are some issues that need to be resolved and understood before they can move forward with this project. You really can’t do a master plan until you know where the master plan roads are going to be. Working with Orth-Rodgers they realized that they would need another major access. That is why they are looking to move River Road more to the east. A study of utilities was also completed for this project. This master plan is built upon the City’s general plan. Gary said other key components of the master plan are the infrastructure analysis of south block, and the south block street network analysis. Gary mentioned the technical reports and studies that have been conducted for the South Block area. He went over the South Block acreage inventory. The key components are the five residential neighborhoods. The neighborhoods are focused around the schools that will be located within each neighborhood. Commissioner Taylor asked about the locations of the schools. He is concerned about the location of the middle schools and high schools. Generally they are close to each other for interaction. These are some distance apart. Is there a reason for that.Gary replied that the middle school/high schools are together. The inter-mediate school is separate from these. Gary said the master plan includes retail/commercial. There is also residential and employment use. The parks and open space is about 2,200 acres. There are some future development areas which have not been identified to date for what type of use. Gary said they do anticipate higher density in some areas. The open space is connected with regional trails. The roadway and circulation plan is to been planned around collector roads. Rich Rommer a principal with Orth-Rodgers has been working with the staff on this project. To assure the traffic concerns are addressed - the roadway network exceeds the demand for this area. Gary Wood said the trails extend into Sun River. The rebuilding of the washes will provide a natural look for the washes. Commissioner Taylor asked how they save the open space from future threats. Gary replied the General Plan amendment will designate it open space. Zoning will help assure Open Space use. It will need to stay open space. The ultimate ownership of open space is still under investigation. Gary said 2,200 has been set aside for open space. He feels this is creating a framework for development of this property. PLANNING COMMISSIONApril 10, 2007Page SevenCommissioner Nobis said you show one spot for public facilities (fire station). He asked if there is a need for others? He asked when it comes to Arizona do they know what their plans are and will it fit to what Utah has. Gary Wood said there is one fire station and the location has been worked out with the City’s fire department. Other public facilities will fit in the town center and will come at a later date. SITLA has been in contact with Arizona. They have a master plan concept that they have developed but that is 30 years in the future. Commissioner Burks wanted to thank everyone that has worked on this project. He feels a lot of great work has been done on this.Darcey Stewart said he has been involved with this process for about 4 years. He also believes they have done an incredible job. Sun River residents are pleased with what will be coming forth. Mile Marker 2 there is only one access to the east - he would like to see another access to the west. MOTION: Commissioner Burks made a motion to recommend to City Council approval of the General Plan amendment. Commissioner Bracken seconded the motion. All voted aye.HILLSIDE DEVELOPMENT PERMITSA. Consider a request for hillside development permit for additional excavation Lots 13 and 14 of “Primrose Pointe Phase 2.” The properties are on 50 North Circle and Acantilado Drive. The representative is Mr. Korey Kinder. The property is zoned R-1-10 (Single Family Residential 10,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size). Case No. 2007-HS-004Planner Ray Snyder said this area is not far off Mall Drive. Ray pointed out the utility no-disturb area on the plat. The applicant will have to modify part of the plat so they can be out of the UAMPS area. Ray said the applicant is requesting additional excavation that occurs on the above mentioned lots in the Primrose subdivision. A cross section is provided for each lot. Grading for these lots will encroach into the no build/no disturb area previously established by the Hillside Review Board. If approved as shown in the cross sections, the final plats will need to be amended.Ray remarked that on March 21, 2007, the HSRB (Hillside Review Board) made a site visit and looked at Lots 13 and 14 in Phase 2 and also Lots 5 through 8 in Phase 3. The HSRB supports the request for Phase 2 only. The following are conditions made by the HSRB;PLANNING COMMISSIONApril 10, 2007Page Eight1. Drainage shall be installed on Lot 14.2. No encroachment shall occur upon the UAMPS power easement.3. For aesthetics rock facing may occur (not retaining).Chairman Almquist said the original design was not sellable that is why they are asking for this change.A representative for Ence said the way these two lots were originally platted they were going to be walk-up lots. They are requesting to go further into the hillside to make the lots more sellable. He stated he may have this resolved before it goes to City Council with UAMPS. MOTION: Commissioner Bracken made a motion to recommend to City Council approval of a request for hillside development permit for additional excavation Lots 13 and 14 of “Primrose Pointe Phase 2.” The properties are on 50 North Circle and Acantilado Drive. The representative is Mr. Korey Kinder. The property is zoned R-1-10 (Single Family Residential 10,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size) with staff comments. Commissioner Taylor seconded the motion. All voted aye.B. Consider a request to modify a previously approved hillside development permit for excavation work around the proposed Milepost 2 (Atkinville Interchange). The hillside area is located on the east side of the proposed interchange. The applicant is SITLA (State Institutional Trust Lands Administration). The property was recently rezoned from Open Space and Mining and Grazing to PD (Planned Development Residential/Commercial). Case No. 2006-ZC-023 Case No. 2007-HS-005Planner Ray Snyder said this is a request to modify a previously approved hillside development permit for excavation work around the proposed Milepost 2 (Atkinville Interchange). The hillside area is located on the east side of the proposed interchange. The Hillside Overlay Zone area covers only a portion of the proposed excavation area. A number of small hills on the east side of the freeway are proposed to be removed. The site has approximately 153 acres, within the Hillside Overlay Zone.Ray pointed out staff comments;1. The small hills which are not part of the larger hillside formation were approved to be removed as part of the interchange excavation and provide needed fill dirt for the project.2. Previously HSRB approved a cut up to ten feet (10') high at the toe of the main hill. The applicants are requesting a cut up to twenty feet (20') along the toe of the hill. The applicants will explain the need for such at the meeting.PLANNING COMMISSIONApril 10, 2007Page NineRay stated that on March 21, 2007, the HSRB made a site visit and made the following motion; a motion to accept the SITLA - Exit 2 South Block hillside mass grading plan, as presented with the exception that the northeast portion as highlighted on the plan on this date (3/21/07) not exceed a maximum of a 20-foot cut.MOTION: Commissioner Campbell made a motion to recommend to City Council approval of a request to modify a previously approved hillside development permit for excavation work around the proposed Milepost 2 (Atkinville Interchange). The hillside area is located on the east side of the proposed interchange. The applicant is SITLA (State Institutional Trust Lands Administration). The property was recently rezoned from Open Space and Mining and Grazing to PD (Planned Development Residential/Commercial) with staff comments. Commissioner Nobis seconded the motion. All voted aye.C. Consider a request for a hillside development permit to construct a six (6) lot single-family residential subdivision. The property is on 2.34 acres located near the Southgate Hills area, east of the intersection of Rolling Hills Drive and Wedgewood Drive. The owner is Mr. Kent Christopherson and Brown Consulting Engineers is the representative. The proposed project is called “Quail Point Subdivision.” The property is zoned R-1-10 (Single-Family). Case No. 2007-HS-002The applicant was not present for this item. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson felt the reason the applicant was not here is because the HSRB denied their request for 6 lots but approved them for 5 lots. Staff suggested the following conditions;1. All finish floor elevations shall be one foot (1') above curb elevations.2. All rock walls shall comply with the Rockery ordinance.3. Comply with recommendations in geotechnical report.4. Terraced/benched slopes hall not be split on property line (lower lots shall have all terraced/benched slopes on property).5. Section 10-13-A-4(A) shall be complied with for site disturbance; a maximum of 30% may be disturbed in the 20-29% slope range only. Also only 5% may be disturbed in the 30-39% slope range. (Note: It appears that two (2) lots may not meet this requirement).Planner Ray Snyder said on March 21, 2007, the HSRB made a site visit and made the following motion; a motion to approve the five (5) lot plan plat to accommodate the preserve as much as you can of te natural drainage and slope with the final plat showing the pads and rock walls that will be built. All walls need to meet the Hillside and Rockery Wall Ordinance.PLANNING COMMISSIONApril 10, 2007Page TenMOTION: Commissioner Burks made a motion to agree with the HSRB on a request for a hillside development permit to construct a six (6) lot single-family residential subdivision. The property is on 2.34 acres located near the Southgate Hills area, east of the intersection of Rolling Hills Drive and W...


Planning Commission Minutes 01/22/2008:
...or Beveridge Parcel with four (4) single-family lots. The property is in Southgate at Sir Monte Drive and Balboa Way. Mr. Mundy Dutton, applicant. Case No. 2007-PP-021Planner John Willis said this request is to create a subdivision with four (4) single-family lots located west of the Bella Viaggio subdivision on 1.99 acres. This works out to be 2.01 du/ac. The lots will range from 11,000 sq. ft. to 11,826 sq. ft. This proposed subdivision is in the Hillside Overlay Zone and the applicants have been to Hillside Review Board. The applicants are grading the lots for walk-up/out lots to build to the contours of the land, however there will still be some walls built as shown on the plat.1. The development should conform to all conditions from the Hillside Review Board.2. “No Build Areas/No Disturbance” is designated on the plat and should also be labeled on the final plat.3. The plan shows walls that may not meet the Walls and Fences ordinance and will be further reviewed with the construction drawings.Commissioner Burks asked about item #3. John explained on Lot 2 they might have to delete those walls due to the grading that will need to be done on that lot. Lynnette Miller with Rosenberg Associates was present for the applicant.MOTION: Commissioner Nobis made a motion to recommend to City Council approval of a preliminary plat request for Beveridge Parcel with four (4) single-family lots. The property is in Southgate at Sir Monte Drive and Balboa Way. Mr. Mundy Dutton, applicant. Commissioner Taylor seconded the motion. All voted aye.HILLSIDE PERMITConsider a request for a hillside permit for “The Beveridge Parcel.” The property is located in Southgate at Sir Monte Drive and Balboa Way. Mr. Mundy Dutton, applicant. Case No. 2007-HS-007Planner John Willis said the preliminary plat was just heard and approved by the board. John said note that there is a split zoning on the property; R-1-10 (Single-Family Residential 10,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size) and R-3 (Multiple Family). However, a single-family residence is an approved use in an R-3 zone.John presented staff comments;1. In addition to the four (4) single-family developable lots. The applicant shall designate a no-build, no disturbance, area of approximately 27,000 sq. ft. on the plat.2. Stacked rocks shall not be used to support the roadway (cul-de-sac). The applicant may either use an engineered pour in place concrete retaining wall system or an engineered Geneva Block. Development Services to plan check and approve method.3. All walls shall comply with applicable City ordinances.4. The applicant shall provide safety fencing around the cul-de-sac for any elevation changes over four feet.5. Temporary fencing shall be installed during all excavation work to limit the areas of disturbance to those as reflected in the submittal plat.6. Section 10-13-A-4(A) shall be complied with for site disturbance; a maximum of 30% may be disturbed in the 20-29% slope range only. Also only 5% may be disturbed in the 30-39% slope range.The Hillside Board made a motion to approve the plan subject to the recommendations made by staff in the staff report.MOTION: Commissioner Nobis made a motion to recommend to City Council approval of a request for a hillside permit for “The Beveridge Parcel.” The property is located in Southgate at Sir Monte Drive and Balboa Way. Mr. Mundy Dutton, applicant. ...


City Council Minutes 06/07/2012:
...thout 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 people have respect for Mr. Carter, and everyone is getting something that they love to do. St. George City Council Minutes June 7, 2012 Page Ten Eric Wallin commented that he has been attending Mr. Carter’s dances for 14-15 years. He stated there is nothing to do in this town that is as clean and wholesome as going line dancing. Eros Mackie commented that as a neutral citizen, he wanted to know why Mr. Carter is in business when a dance studio is against the code. Jim Arslanian advised he is the in-house attorney for Eagle Ranch Academy as well as part-owner and admissions director. He stated he has a solution to the problem which is a win-win. If everyone who supports Mr. Carter will help him find a location in a C-3 zone, then that will help Mr. Carter open his dance hall, as a dance hall without alcohol is a permitted use in the C-3 zone. None of the comments made address the legal issues. Eagle Ranch Academy is not opposed to dance halls, however, they are opposed to a dance hall within 200 feet of their property line in a PD zone that does not allow that type of business use. A packet has been provided to the City Council with a legal analysis and expert opinion in opposition to the zoning amendment. The City Ordinance relating to this matter is clear in what the applicant has to prove. Eagle Ranch Academy is a youth residential treatment facility, and he feels they are being attacked. The property where the treatment center is located has been a residential treatment facility for 27 years. City Code provides that the applicant must show that the proposed business is both compatible and in harmony with the existing businesses in the PD zone. He personally walked and measured from property line to property line, and it is within 200 feet. There is an adult detox facility across the street. It defies logic to think that a dance hall is compatible and in harmony with a youth residential treatment facility or adult detox facility. It is a bad idea and can create problems for patients and residents. Stephen Wade has provided a written statement in opposition to the application and would like it read into the record. The application does not meet legal standards and must be denied. He stated it was fair to call a dance hall a nightclub, and Mr. Carter’s business has at least one pool table set up. It is also to be noted that for two to three years, the property owner has been in violation of the existing zoning regulations as he already has a children’s dance studio on the property and that has never been an allowed use in the Southgate PD, and is the reason dance studio is included in the application to amend the zone. He stated that there has been no evidence, testimony or statement provided to the City Council that a court would consider that would touch upon the burden of proof that the applicant has. Mayor McArthur commented that the City Council has a right to determine this matter. Mr. Arslanian commented that if the City Council approves this request, it will have to approve the request for anyone who wants to operate a dance hall in that zone, regardless of the applicant’s character. Again, the applicant has the burden of proof that the use is in harmony with the PD zone. Jerry Thamert, Clinical Director of Eagle Ranch Academy, read a letter he wrote in opposition to the zoning amendment. He objected to the dance hall because of its party-like atmosphere and the fact that it would remain open three hours after the patients are in bed. The dance hall will put the patients at risk. The location is on a hill and in view of the patients and would be a distraction. Night life is a trigger for students, and there is an impact, whether or not there is drinking or smoking. He inquired what would stop the applicant from selling the business to someone else who may not have the same integrity. Kirk Smith commented that as a former law enforcement officer, he deals in worst case scenarios, and he has been around enough dances to know that it only takes one person to ruin it for everyone. He stated there are places available that are already zoned for a dance club, and the current zoning should not be changed. Ron Hahn commented that people will come to the dances who have been drinking, whether it is permitted or not, and the dance club will bring traffic and parking problems, loud music, and as an advocate of youth he does not see it as a desirable thing in the community. The nearby treatment centers are trying to break cycles, and the dance hall will trigger emotions. The welfare of young people should always come first. He stated that a treatment center would never build next to a dance hall. Paul Arslanian, founder and co-owner of Eagle Ranch Academy since 2005, stated he did not doubt that Mr. Carter runs a great program, but once the cat is out of the bag, the door cannot be closed. He stated he was disappointed with the PR blitz that has gone on and he felt attacked and demonized because he opposes the request. He read a letter from Stephen Wade expressing opposition to the request because of the possibility of increased vandalism to vehicles. Mr. Arslanian commented the three existing businesses in closest proximity oppose the request. He recommended that the applicant find zoning elsewhere where the use is permitted. St. George City Council Minutes June 7, 2012 Page Eleven Greg Anderson, owner of the adult detox hospital, stated his property is inches from the proposed site and shares a property line. He stated the area is conducive and appropriate for his business, and there is no other place for it. He made the decision to be there because of the City Council’s coaching and requirements of that type of facility. He promised the City Council not to have any mandated clientele. A dance facility can go anywhere, but there are not many places for rehab facilities. The area is quiet and the treatment centers located there are reputable businesses which bring in a lot of revenue to the City. He stated his facility is voluntary, and if his clientele see the commotion, even without alcohol, they will want to go out his door and do something they are trying to eliminate from their lives. John Carter commented he obtained a business license over a month ago to open his business for dance instruction. There is no negative impact, and the nearby treatment center did not even know he was there because they cannot hear or see them. The opposition is based on scare tactics and worst case scenarios. A recreation center is allowed in this location, and if he has to, he will change his business to a recreation center. He stated his dance business is a business just like the oppositions, and if run improperly, any business can create problems for the community. He stated he has invited the treatment center people to come and visit his business, but they have not done so. He stated he would not sell his business to anyone, and each application for a dance hall should be judged on its own merits. Dance halls can be good for a community, but regulations are needed. His business is reputable and invisible. He stated he would support whatever decision the City Council makes. Dan Derrick, applicant, disagreed that this proposal is not compatible and not in harmony based on intended but not inclusive uses. He stated that all issues have been addressed. It is physically impossible for the detox center or Stephen Wade or the Eagle Ranch to look through the windows and see what is going on. He encouraged approval of the request. Mayor McArthur closed the public hearing. Councilmember Hughes inquired if the City Council would have to approve the use if it were a permitted use. City Attorney Shawn Guzman replied no, only if it is a conditional use. The applicant will still have to obtain a business license for a dance hall. The ordinance says that dance halls are permitted in certain zones. Councilmember Pike commented it was his understanding that the City Council can decide what is in harmony with the PD zoning. City Attorney Shawn Guzman replied this is correct, noting that many of the comments made in opposition to the dance hall are the same comments the City hears in opposition to treatment facilities. The ordinance is clear in that the intent is to allow the City Council the right to amend a PD zone, to provide for other uses which were not contemplated or approved in the original PD zone. If a dance hall is allowed in this PD zone, then other similar dance halls would have to be allowed. This hearing tonight is not to talk about the character of the applicant, but the use in the PD zone. The City Council can decide to not allow the use, but it can also put special conditions on any approval. City Code says that any amendments to the plan can be accomplished and can be reviewed in the same manner as the zoning request. Permitted uses were designated by the City Council, and they can designate any uses that are in other commercial zones. They are allowed to come back and amend those uses if they find they are in harmony with the zone. Any change can be approved and specific conditions enforced as deemed necessary to protect the health and safety of the public. The City Council can put conditions on this dance hall similar to that done on the Moore’s Business Form property. Another interesting fact is that this property owner can request a zone change for his entire property and allow all uses in harmony with that zone. He advised that he thought the applicant addressed concerns raised in the documents the City Council received. The City Council has the ability to deny it or approve it based on the findings presented and what their experience has been as well. There is uniqueness to the site located on Blackridge Drive. The City Council clearly has the ability to make the change to the zone. Councilmember Pike commented he felt the Dance Hall Ordinance and the business licensing process gives the City a lot of enforcement ability. City Attorney Shawn Guzman commented he felt the business licensing portion is geared toward large dances. An ongoing dance hall comes before the City Council one time. Councilmember Pike inquired about the City’s ability to terminate a business license. St. George City Council Minutes June 7, 2012 Page Twelve City Attorney Shawn Guzman replied if there is a violation of the law and it continues and is not corrected, the City can take the business license away for a period of six months. Councilmember Hughes commented that the applicant is already playing music at the site, and there have not comments about the noise level. It was noted that the adult detox center is not yet open. Councilmember Hughes commented that when it comes to zone changes, he tends to favor who is there first, and he can understand the concerns of the treatment centers and Stephen Wade, however, he did not think the City Council’s hands are tied. PD zones are created for leeway. Councilmember Bunker commented that she read the dossier presented to the City Council and visited the site. If this dance hall is approved, a dance hall has to be approved in any similar PD zone. She stated that while she knew what dance did for people and she wants the applicant to succeed, the treatment centers are already located in the area and she would feel terrible if the City Council did something that would be detrimental to them. She expressed concern about setting a precedent. Councilmember Almquist commented that the City recently was presented with a request for a dance hall in the Holiday Square, and it was not a pretty thing. Unfortunately, the applicant seems to be the victim of others who have turned dance into something not as beautiful and uplifting as what the applicant has done. He stated there are other locations in the City suitable for a dance hall, and inquired of the applicant if he has looked for other sites. Mr. Carter replied that they need a wood dance floor with super air conditioning, which this location provides. Councilmember Almquist commented that part of the issue is the harmony with the other businesses. Councilmember Nickle commented that the City Council has a broad perspective. He took issue with a comment made earlier when it was asked which endeavor was more noble - to have a dance hall or work with troubled youth. He works with troubled youth, and a lot of these professionals do not get credit for what they do - save lives. These businesses that help youth are important to the community and have been there a long time. This is not an easy decision, but this is not the best place for a dance hall. There are opportunities to have the dance hall somewhere else in the community. Councilmember Bunker inquired about a temporary approval. City Attorney Shawn Guzman commented the matter at hand is a zone change, and it must either be approved or denied. Councilmember Almquist advised the applicant can always come back with another proposal. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that a PD zone is done for specific reasons. It could have been zoned C-3 at the time the center was built, but C-3 was not appropriate as it allowed every possible use. The uses approved were compatible at the time. Any further proposal would have to be compatible with the existing zone. Mayor McArthur advised that changes are made to PD zones often. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Pike to approve the request to add “dance hall without alcohol” and “dance studio” to the list of permitted uses in the Southgate area PD zone, and subject to the recommendations of the Planning ...


Planning Commission Minutes 05/08/2012:
...e hall / dance studio” to the approved PD-COM business use list for the “Southgate Area PD. The applicant is MAD Properties, LLC and Mr. Dan Derrick is the representative.” If approved, the applicant is interested in establishing a dance hall / dance studio at 1495 South Blackridge Drive. Case No. 2012-ZCA-010Ray Snyder Planner II said this is a request to add dance hall/dance studio to the approved PD-COM business use list for the Southgate Area PD. The applicant is wishing to develop a dance studio along with a dance hall in a former restaurant (The Haven) space. In 2006 the City Council approved the site plan for the Southland Electric commercial development. He did not receive anything in writing. He did receive a phone call Eagle Ranch questioning if there would be alcohol associated with this use. He informed them it did not.Assistant City Attorney Joseph Farnsworth commented on the City Code for alcohol/non-alcohol dance hall. He said they will need to state on their business license if they plan on serving alcohol or will the dance hall be without alcohol. Commissioner Read asked about the parking?Ray said they will view the parking when they apply for a business license.Commissioner Wilkinson asked for the age group that will be attending this dance hall.John Carter the applicant said he would first like to comment that there will be no alcohol at this facility. He has been in this type of business for 21 years. He said the age group for Friday night will be 21 years old and up. On Saturday nights it will be 16 years old and up. John said he would accept any age with parents accompanying them. There is not a lower age limit. Commissioner Wilkinson asked who will be overseeing this operation.John said he will be but in the past he has hired police security in the past.Assistant City Attorney Joseph Farnsworth wanted to clarify that there will be no alcohol served.John said that is correct.Dan Derrick the owner of the property said the facility will be no alcohol. They have actually more parking than is required for the uses that is currently there. He said most of the businesses currently there open up their businesses at 8:00 a.m. and close by 6:00 p.m.Commissioner Wilkinson asked what his hours of operation will be for this dance hall.John replied on Wednesday and Thursday when he teaches dance it will operate from 7:30 through 10:30 p.m. He said for the dance hall during Friday and Saturday they start at 8:30 p.m. and go till midnight. Jim Arslanian with Eagle Academy said he has potential concerns. This property is within 300 ft. from his property. In a PD zone he understands that this use is not listed and therefore has to come before the Planning Commission. He said the use needs to be consistent and harmonious. The property was built by the State of Utah back in the 1980’s. He said Eagle Academy is a national created high school. They are licensed for 57 students and most come from out of state. They employ 59 people to help run the school. But they are concern this might have an adverse affect on their teenage students. He spoke on the drug and alcohol units where once there was Desert Palms. He said the ordinance states that anything they approve needs to be consistent and harmonize for the area.Dan Derrick the owner of the property said the use list for this area also lists amusement enterprises, circus, health club, roller skate rink. He feels a dance hall would fall under those uses. He said there is a cement retaining wall and a block wall on top of that separating his building from Eagle Ranch. They typically cannot see them and they can’t see us.Paul Arslanian said Eagle Ranch is not a lock down facility. He said not only are they concern about their students getting out of their facility but they are more concern about people getting into their facility. John Abraham said he has been doing this type of business for 20 years. He said no one will create a problem. They are not a typical dance hall. He said he uses country music and the average age is 25-40.Commissioner Taylor said what is being asked to approve is a dance hall/dance studio as an approved business for Southgate area and that doesn’t necessarily mean for the just the current person using it. So, the vision has to be long enough to understand that there could be other kinds of dance hall and dance studio with other kinds of music and age groups and those kinds of things in that area. He can appreciate that John Carter has reputation for the quality of dancing they would like to see, but we can’t always be guaranteed that he will be the person to have the dance hall and that would be that type of music they would want to see there. Commissioner Taylor said if they approve this he would like to see this approved as a non-alcohol and that would give some kind of limitation. But still he is not sure how this guarantees that there won’t be another type of dance hall with a different type of music. He has a concern about opening a dance hall and that could be anywhere in the PD zone however limited to this PD area. Commissioner Taylor asked if the Planning Commission could put in the motion any type of restriction. Assistant City Attorney Joseph Farnsworth said this would be an approved use in this specific PD zone. It would open up the door to request to have it in other PD Zones. He said the other thing is to look at is whether it harmonizes and is consistent with the zone and is it in the best interest of the City. Joseph said you can’t put a restriction on what type of music they can play. You can make the restriction for no alcohol.Commissioner Wilkinson asked if someone else comes in asking for this type of use won’t they have to come before the Planning Commission as well for permission.Assistant City Attorney Joseph Farnsworth said no because if this gets approved here tonight then this type of use would be an allowable for this PD zone. Ray Snyder said they could change that to different line items you could say dance studio, dance class, dance hall non-alcoholic and reword it to make different line items. Assistant City Attorney Joseph Farnsworth said in the business code license it does require to apply for a business license for a dance hall then they would need to come in to apply for business license and go before City Council. Commissioner Read asked if they could self-restrict them with PD text also. Can’t the applicant do that instead of the Planning Commission putting a restriction in the motion? Assistant City Attorney Joseph Farnsworth said they could do that. He referenced Section 3-2A-4 which talks about a public dance hall and licensing that needs to be comply with and that does require approval from City Council. In that code section (Section A) it defines what a public hall is going to be and in Section B states the requirements of Section 3-2A-4 of this article have been complied with, and the location of the dance hall shall have been approved by City Council. Compliance with the following requirements shall be conditions of such licenses: It states hours, if a person leaves the dance they will have to pay to come back, unnecessary loud playing, and can’t allow intoxicated or disorderly person to enter. They would also have to have security personnel. He said he was just summarizing what the code says. Commissioner Read said so it sounds like they are built into the business licensing process so they wouldn’t even have to put them in the PD text.Commissioner Taylor said would it be to the advantage to the City to have a definition of this dance hall very carefully defined in the PD text so when they approve that definition it would have some parameters that would give some protection to the surrounding neighborhood. He said maybe dance hall can’t be carefully defined that it gives that kind of protection. Assistant City Attorney Joseph Farnsworth said there is a definition in that section he just read to them. That would be the definition they would want to refer back to and in the PD text list it as a public dance hall without alcohol. Ray asked if in the use list condition it as separate items dance studio and dance hall without alcohol and in parenthesis add must comply with Section 3-2A-4.Assistant City Attorney Joseph Farnsworth said he hesitates to put in a code section because if the ordinance ever gets amended then the section number system might not comply with what was stated before. They could state in the use list “in reference to the dance hall/studio business licensing code”. MOTION: Commissioner Wilkinson made a motion to recommend to City Council approval based on the discussion they have had for a zone change amendment request to add “dance hall / dance studio” under one line items to the approved PD-COM business use list for the “Southgate Area PD with no alcohol in that facility. Commissioner Read seco...


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


City Council Minutes 01/14/2010:
...nt agreement with the Utah Department of Transportation for Phase I of the Southgate Golf Course project. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the Southgate Golf Course has to be modified in order to allow the new Southgate interchange to be constructed. Four new golf holes will need to be built to the west of the current golf course and the holes will have to be seeded by May 31 to be ready for play by this October. Nine holes will have to be closed from May to the end of September for renovation work. All of this will be done with UDOT funds. The City is not contributing anything other than staff time to design the course and review the plans. UDOT is paying the City to handle construction of the project in the amount of $1,049,582.14. UDOT will give half of this amount to the City upon signing the agreement with another 25% on March 1 and another 25% on April 1. The City will use the funds to pay the bills for construction of the course. He recommended approval of the agreement subject to legal review. He stated he did not anticipate expenditure of any City funds for this project. He advised that the bid will have to be let so when the City closes nine holes of the course on May 1 construction can begin so the season which begins October 1 won’t be missed. All 18 holes will have to be open by then. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Shakespeare to approve the agreement subject to legal review. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Pike. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Shakespeare - aye Councilmember Pike - aye Councilmember Almquist - aye Councilmember Bunker - aye Councilmember Nickle - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. St. George City Council Minutes January 14, 2010 Page Two AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for construction and related items for Phase I of the Southgate Golf Course project. City Manager Gary Esplin advised the Cit...


City Council Minutes 09/23/1999:
... of 40 carts, 20 of which will be for the Sunbrook Golf Course, and 20 for Southgate. The amount of the bid is a net amount after trade-in of some of the City?s old carts. Other old carts will be kept by the City and used for maintenance purposes, etc. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. BID OPENING: Consider award of bid for the City?s annual slurry seal project. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen advised that four bids were received: California Pavement $116,224; Intermountain Slurry $84,840; Morgan Paving $88,030; and M&M Asphalt Paving $91,144. She recommended award of the bid to the low bidder, Intermountain Slurry, in the amount of $84,840. City Council Minutes September 23, 1999 Page Two A motion was made by Councilmember Gardner to award the bid to Intermountain Slurry in the amount of $84,840. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Allen, and all voted aye. BID OPENING: Consider award of bid for half-ton pick-up trucks for the Water and Power Department. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen recommended purchase of three half-ton, two-wheel drive pick-up trucks for the Water and Power Department off the State contract with Young Chevrolet in the total amount of $68,543.94 ($22,847.98 each). She advised that local dealers offered the same vehicles at approximately $25,000 each. A motion was made by Councilmember Allen to award the bid as recommended by the Purchasing Agent with Young Chevrolet in the amount of $68,543.94. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Whatcott, and all voted aye. BID OPENING: Consider award of bid for crushing at the City?s Reuse Center. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen advised that two bids were received: S. G. Nickle $78,000; and B. Wallis Industries $113,000. She recommended award of the bid to the low bidder, S. G. Nickle in the amount of $78,000. She explained that a crushing operation will be set up at the City?s reuse center to crush used asphalt and concrete for use by the City as road base. The bids are based on tonnage, and the crushed material will be stockpiled on site at the reuse center until it is needed. Councilmember Isom arrived. A motion was made by Councilmember Allen to award the bid to S. G. Nickle in the amount of $78,000. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Gardner, and all voted aye. BID OPENING: Consider award of bid for bridge fabrication for the Halfway Wash South Trail. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen advised four bids were received: Continental Bridge $30,358; Steadfast Bridge $42,814; Excel Bridge $31,602.90; and Halsten $56,038. She recommended award of the bid to the low bidder, Continental Bridge, in the amount of $30,358. A motion was made by Councilmember Whatcott to award the bid to the low bidder, Continental Bridge, in the amount of $30,358. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Gardner, and all voted aye. BID OPENING: Consider award of bid for construction of the new hole at the Southgate Golf Course. City Manager Esplin advised that in order to build a new road through the area, the existing No. 7 green at Southgate Golf Course will have to be demolished, a bridge installed, and a new hole built. Two proposals were received for a design/build concept. He advised the issue is further complicated because the new cemetery is being constructed near this new road, and culinary water will have to be used for the first phase of the cemetery until another structure can be built to provide irrigation water to the new cemetery, the park and new soccer area. It was originally thought a new pond would have to be built for irrigation purposes, but it has been City Council Minutes September 23, 1999 Page Three decided the existing pond could be incorporated to water the cemetery. The funding source is also complicated, as the project includes a new road, the new cemetery, and a new golf hole. He advised the original bid was $462,000, but recommended deleting some components of the bid for a total cost of up to $247,700. This amount would allow the City to build the new hole and pond now, and a change order could be done at a later time for a pump and line for the new cemetery. A motion was made by Councilmember Whatcott to award the bid to Rosenberg/Golf Services Group in an amount up to $247,700. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Gardner, and all voted aye. RESOLUTION: Consider approval of a resolution adopting the report of the Board of Equalization for SID 98-1. City Manager Gary Esplin advised no protests were received at the Board of Equalization hearings for SID 98-1. A motion was made by Councilmember Gardner to approve a resolution adopting the report of the Board of Equalization for SID 98-1. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Allen. A roll call vote was taken and all voted aye. ORDINANCE: Consider approval of an ordinance confirming the assessment rolls and levying an assessment against certain properties in St. George, Utah Special Improvement District No. 98-1, Washington County, Utah for the purpose of paying the costs of installing curb and gutter and sidewalk, upgrading existing roads, replacing existing drive approaches, installing storm drainage facilities, and replacing existing water system (the ?Improvements?), and completing any miscellaneous work necessary to complete the improvements in a proper and workmanlike manner; reaffirming the establishment and providing for the funding of a Special Improvement Guaranty Fund; establishing the effective date of this ordinance; and related matters. A motion was made by Councilmember Allen to adopt the ordinance as presented. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Isom. A roll call vote was taken and all voted aye. ORDINANCE: Consider approval of an ordinance adopting and incorporating by reference certain traffic and criminal laws of the State of Utah and establishing penalties for violations. City Attorney Jonathan Wright advised that because the City prosecutes offenders under the Utah State Code, the City is required to incorporate changes to its municipal code which are made by the legislature each year to the State Code. A motion was made by Councilmember Gardner to approve the ordinance as presented. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Allen. A roll call vote was taken and all voted aye. ORDINANCE: Consider approval of an ordinance amending Chapter 8, Title 6, St. George City Code, clarifying the civil status of handicapped zone and fire lane parking infractions, and providing penalties. City Council Minutes September 23, 1999 Page Four City Attorney Jonathan Wright advised the proposed ordinance reclassifies handicapped and fire lane parking violations from criminal to civil to bring them in line with other parking violations. The change, however, will not affect the amount of the fine. A motion was made by Councilmember Allen to approve the ordinance as presented. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Gardner. A roll call vote was taken, and all voted aye. ORDINANCE: Consider approval of an ordinance amending Chapter 1, Title 6, St. George City Code, providing for an additional trespassing offense. City Attorney Jonathan Wright explained the proposed ordinance would bring the City in line with what is allowed in the State Code with regard to trespassing offenses. A motion was made by Councilmember Whatcott to approve the ordinance as presented. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Isom. A roll call vote was taken, and all voted aye. ORDINANCE: Consider approval of an ordinance amending Chapter 2, Title 6, St. George City Code, providing for notice and a hearing prior to the destruction of an attacking dog. City Attorney Jonathan Wright advised that a recent case prompted the City Prosecutor to streamline the City?s process for destruction of a vicious dog. A motion was made by Councilmember Isom to approve the ordinance as presented. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Allen. A roll call vote was taken, and all voted aye. RESOLUTION: Consider approval of a resolution of the City Council of the City of St. George, Washington County, Utah (the ?City?) authorizing and approving the execution of an annually renewable lease/purchase agreement, dated as of October 1, 1999 (the ?Lease?), by and between the City, as Lessee, and Zions First National Bank, as Lessor (the ?Trustee?); authorizing the execution, sale and delivery by the Trustee of taxable certificates of participation; Series 1999, in the total principal amount of $1,989,000, representing a proportionate interest in the City?s lease payments under the Lease; authorizing the execution of an indenture of trust and pledge and other documents required in connection therewith; authorizing the refinancing of land; authorizing the taking of all other actions necessary to the consummation of the transaction contemplated by this Resolution; and related matters. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that when the trade was made with Stephen Wade for property the new convention center sits on, Mr. Wade assumed purchase of the property across from St. George Ford. At that time the City issued taxable notes called certificates of participation to allow him to use that financing to purchase the property. The City has met with Zions Bank, and it has agreed to extend the terms for another three years at Mr. Wade?s request. The City is acting only as a conduit, and has no obligation to pay the debt. The security is the property itself if Mr. Wade does not make the payments. There are no taxable notes, and the new note will have the same terms as the previous note. City Council Minutes September 23, 1999 Page Five A motion was made by Councilmember Gardner to approve the resolution as presented. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Whatcott. A roll call vote was taken and all voted aye. RESOLUTION: Consider approval of a resolution authorizing a notice of intention to create a special improvement district in the Southgate area. Public Works Director Larry Bulloch explained that the ...


City Council Minutes 08/19/1999:
...ontract with PBS&J Engineering for design and engineering services for the Southgate irrigation pond project. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that this contract with PBS&J for $14,000 is to design and engineer the Southgate irrigation pond and system. One hole of the Southgate Golf Course will have to be relocated due to the proposed new alignment of Dixie Drive, and the City will have to relocate and construct additional irrigation ponds as well. These ponds will be used to irrigate the City?s new cemetery, as well as the park. A motion was made by Councilmember Gardner to approve a contract with PBS&J in the amount of $14,000 for design and engineering services for the Southgate irrigation pond project. The motion was seconded by Councilmembe...


Planning Commission Minutes 12/12/2006:
.... Case No. 2006-FP-113D. Consider approval of a final plat for Joshuas @ Southgate Phase 3 with 53 single-family lots located approximately 2070 South and Tonaquint Drive. Brandon Anderson, representative. Case No. 2006-FP-111PLANNING COMMISSION December 12, 2006Page TwoE. Consider approval of an amended final plat for Creekside Homes 2nd Amendment located at 351 So. Valley View Drive. City of St. George, initiated. Case No. 2006-FPA-114F. Consider approval of a final plat for Mission Place Commercial Center with 4 commercial lots located at Riverside Drive and 400 East. Reid Pope, representative. Case No. 2006-FP-112MOTION: Commissioner Campbell made a motion to recommend to City Council approval of the final plats A through F read into record and authorize Chairman to sign. Commissioner Burks seconded the motion. All voted aye.PRELIMINARY PLATSA. Consider a preliminary plat request for Legacy Phase 13 with 21 single-family residential lots located in the easterly portion of the Legacy Townhome Subdivision adjacent to Legacy Phase 7 and the Southgate Golf Course. Matt Smith, representative. Case No. 2006-PP-051Planner John Willis presented the item. The request is to create a subdivision of 21 single-family lots. This is the next phase of the Legacy Planned Development. The subdivision includes a cul-de-sac that extends approximately 730 ft. City standard for public roads is 600 ft. It would be difficult to meet the 600 ft. standard because of the golf course. There are no significant walls or fills planned for the subdivision. Staff recommends approval.Commissioner Burks has concerns about the traffic with the incoming subdivisions. He feels that they can’t keep approving these projects. He doesn’t know the answer to the problem.City Traffic Engineer Rick Snyder said there will be two traffic lights in the near future. One will be located between Indian Hills and Dixie Drive and the second one between Valley View and Dixie Drive.MOTION: Commissioner Burks made a motion to recommend to City Council approval for a preliminary plat request for Legacy Phase 13 with 21 single-family residential lots located in the easterly portion of the Legacy Townhome Subdivision adjacent to Legacy Phase 7 and the Southgate Golf Course. Matt Smith, representative. Commissioner Hullinger...


City Council Minutes 10/16/2014:
...sider a standard wireless lease agreement with InfoWest for space near the Southgate tank. Support Services Manager Marc Mortensen advised this is a lease agreement with InfoWest. There is need for wireless throughout the City for the SCADA system. InfoWest is proposing to construct a 30' tower within the fence of the Southgate water tank. In exchange for allowing them to locate the tower there, the City receives services. The City has partnerships similar to this with other companies. They have asked for a separate gate, staff is fine with that. The pole will be a small lattice pole. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the standard wireless lease agreement with InfoWest near the Southgate tank. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt....


Planning Commission Minutes 02/22/2005:
... up to thirty (30') feet along the back of Lots 32, 33, and 34 of the Southgate Phase 4 Subdivision. Mr. Dan Steuer, applicant. Case No. 2005-WH-001Mark Bradley said the applicant’s request is to get a height approval above 10 feet and it gets to a height of up to 30 feet in some centers. The Engineering staff has gone out and visited the site. The challenge with some of these lots together with that great of height is the maintenance of the wall. The applicant has obtained signatures for Lot 34. Adjacent property owner approval for lot 32 and 33 are yet to be provided to staff. Phase 3, Lot 48 is adjacent to Lot 32. Staff comments are two outstanding issues; a) above 6 ft. requires approval between the two adjacent property owners. This did not happen. b) above 10 ft. requires approval from the Planning Commission. Staff does not support the requested height and recommend the lots be graded for walkout basements to reduce the height.PLANNING COMMISSIONFebruary 22, 2005Page ThirteenJay Sandberg Assistant City Engineer said they feel the height of the wall is to high for the type of wall that is proposed. The City has been working with all the geotechnical engineers in St. George and they have come up with some standards for stacked rock walls. The standards are in the process of being reviewed by the Home Builders Association. They are proposing that the maximum height of a stacked rock wall be 16 ft. and that is in an area where you have good access for maintenance. Also, the minimum setback be at least the height of the wall. There have been a lot of problems with rock walls in the last few months. When the wall is wedged between two homes it makes it difficult to fix problems. The Engineering Dept. feels this is an excessive height for this type of wall. Jay suggested another type of wall be used such as geneva block or keystone or concrete.Jay said part of the standards they are adopting are that the rocks and construction have to meet several criteria. Chairman Almquist said the engineering report does not setforth a required compaction percentage. What does the City require? Jay said it is normally 95%.Dan Steurer the applicant stated this is the last three lots in this subdivision. In their site plans they originally proposed the walls to be 20 ft. each with a 5 ft. step. He is not comfortable with that either. Dan wants to propose a three 10 foot sections bringing them to 30 feet in the worse case. That does allow for a walk out basement that actually is below grade on the up hill side. These are 15% slope lots. So in 110 feet they dropped almost 17 feet from corner to corner. There are three houses already currently built. Dan said the building department will not issue a certificate of occupancy on the uphill side. Those lots start at 0 on the uphill side and finish at 17 to 18 feet on the downhill side. The rock walls were built for those lots and were inspected, compacted and letters of certification are provided by AGEC. Any manufactured system utilizes a tie-back of either geogrid or some kind of method to redistributing the lateral forces of the earth. They do compaction every two feet on every lift. The quality of rock is best in the valley. To Dan’s knowledge there has not been one failed wall any where in town that was built under these guidelines. Chairman Almquist asked how tall is the wall on northwest corner of lot 30? Dan said it is actually two lifts - he’s not sure how tall the tallest lift is. Chairman asked what height will the walls be for Lots 32 and 33. Gary Brown said they did this subdivision quite a while ago. They have tried very hard to make this a good subdivision. Now this problem has come up. He thinks with what they have donePLANNING COMMISSIONFebruary 22, 2005Page Fourteenwith the lots - they have been careful and they will continue to do so. So he would hope that they could get this done. He has a legal problem because he has already sold the lots. Marc Brown Engineer for the applicant said he respects the City’s position. He has been working in the Southgate area for about 20 years. He has never seen any walls falling down in that area. The other thing on those pre-manufactured units suggested by Jay basically it is the same type of construction as is on the manufacturing as it is on a rock wall. It is really the geogrid and whatever is in there that is retaining the soil. The wall is just a face. Any retaining wall is going to move a little bit. Marc said as a professional engineer, he is recommending that Planning Commission approve this wall as recommended by AGEC. The difference is the developer wants to go with three 10 ft. lifts instead of the four lifts. The setbacks on each 10 ft. step would be 5 ft. setback. Jay asked if Marc had reviewed this design. Marc replied he did but not in great depth. Chairman Almquist said that each wall is considered a wall or are you looking at the entire thing as one wall. Jay replied just from an engineering point of view they are looking at it as a 30 ft. wall. Chairman Almquist asked what does the code require. Jay said any wall over 4 ft. needs engineering design and approval and always had. Jay said based on engineering they have set the requirements to 16 ft. as the maximum height for a rock wall. There was discussion on changes and cautions.Commissioner Bracken pointed out failures of walls and made reference to how they are built.Jay expressed concerns with stacked rock walls and how they are yet to experience an earthquake. He is not convinced that rock stacked walls of that height can be engineered safely.Dan Steurer discussed lot # 34. It may not need the Planning Commission approval. He feels that they don’t need approval because he looks at each wall individually and not as one big wall. Gary said they all want to do what is right. He would hope that they would make a motion tonight. Mark Bradley read in the record the ordinance regarding the height of retaining walls. Bob Nicholson said he knew that this item would put the Planning Commission in a very difficult position. The solution and standards that Jay Sandberg and the geotechnical engineers PLANNING COMMISSIONFebruary 22, 2005Page Fifteenhave drafted is now going through the process of approval. In the Parade of Homes instance the City could not get certification because the walls were already built but they will give a letter of opinion. So in this instance where the walls have not been built yet then they will require a certification.Commissioner Taylor asked Jay if he would feel comfortable if there was a log that confirmed daily inspections. Jay said the City would require a more detailed design address in access, maintenance, inspection requirements meeting the proposed ordinance if approved.MOTION: Commissioner Taylor made a motion recommend approve of the request for a wall height on Southgate Phase 4 allowing the retaining wall that would exceed 10 ft in he...


City Council Minutes 05/19/2016:
...ge on approximately 16.78 acres located along Tonaquint Drive north of the Southgate Golf Course from R-3 to PD-R for phase 2 and amending the existing PD-R for phase 3 of The Joshuas and to allow for short term rentals.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Bowcutt to set the public hearings for June 2, 2016.             SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca.             VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:                                Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall - aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye                              The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT: Consider approval conditional use permit to operate a taxidermy business in a C-3 zone located at 1812 West Sunset Boulevard.  Judson Tolman, applicant.   Planner Ray Snyder presented the request for a conditional use permit to operate a taxidermy business in a C-3 zone located at 1812 West Sunset Boulevard.  He presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following: summary of request; findings from Planning Commission; applicant’s narrative; vicinity map; zoning map; and photos of the applicant’s work.  Planning Commission recommends approval with findings and the following conditions:             1.    No tanning of animal hides shall occur on site. 2.    There shall be no removal, treatment, or processing of any flesh or fat on site. 3.    Any un-tanned hides received shall only be for shipping purposes. 4.    No disposal on commercial site of any remnants; any disposal of skin shall be taken to the landfill by the applicant. 5.    No live animals on site.    MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the conditional use permit for the taxidermy business in a C-3 zone with the recommendations of the Planning Commission.             SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Hughes.             VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:                                Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall - aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye     St. George City Council Meeting Minutes May 19, 2016 Page Three   Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye                              The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT RECOMMENDATIONS:             Consider approval of the Community Development Block Grant funding recommendations for Fiscal Year 2016-2017.               Housing & Economic Development Director Matt Loo advised seven applicants were received; a cap of 15% to be used to provide services in this category.    Mr. Loo and City Manager Gary Esplin outlined the recipients of the grant funding as follows:    DOVE Center – Library                  $ 5,000 DOVE Center – Vouchers               $ 5,000 United Way Dixie                          $50,000 Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah      $10,000 The Learning Center for Families     $10,000 Family Support Center                  $15,000 CDBG Program Administration        $95,000   Mr. Loo noted that the 7th applicant was not eligible because the project services residents outside of the City and does not specifically target those with low to moderate income.  The total amount of the funding for fiscal year 2016-17 is $506,489 with the 15% cap being $75,973; the rest coming from excess funds for prior years.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to accept the list of six projects within the CDBG HUD guidelines for the City Council’s initial approval.             SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt.             VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:                                Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall - aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye                              The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   PUBLIC HEARING/STREET VACATION/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider vacating a portion of 250 North Street between Main Street and 100 East Street.  Matt Glendenning, applicant.   Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the request to vacate a portion of 250 South Street between Main Street and 100 East Street.  He     St. George City Council Meeting Minutes May 19, 2016 Page Four   showed an aerial map pointing out the proposed vacation and explained that the purpose for vacating the road is to allow the setback to be more in line with the others.     City Manager Gary Esplin added if approved, it is recommended to sell the frontage to the adjacent property.   Mayor Pike opened the public hearing.    Resident Jeremy Eckman stated that he lives across the street and asked what was happening.  He is concerned that the road will be tore up.   City Manager Gary Esplin explained that no roads will be tore up.   He will simply get a new neighbor.   Mayor Pike closed the public hearing.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Baca to approve the request to vacate a portion of 250 North Street between Main Street and 100 South Street.             SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Hughes.             VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a roll call vote, as follows:                                Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall - aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye                              The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   PUBLIC HEARING/AMEND ENTRADA PD-R/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider amending the Entrada Planned Development Residential zone by approving seventy-eight (78) short term rentals for the Inn of Entrada and Shinava Ridge.  Bruce Jenkins, applicant.   Planning & Zoning Manager John Willis presented the request to amend the Entrada PD-R zone.  He presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: summary of the request; aerial map of the area; general plan map; official amended & extension Entrada PD plan; example and definition of a lockout unit.  Planning Commission recommended approval.   Applicant Dimon McFerson explained the history of the project.  Last year, they rented approximately 10,000 room night; they have a full time on-site manager and employ 10-12 employees.  Not all residents are a part of the short term rentals.  For the last 10 years, they have been issued building   St. George City Council Meeting Minutes May 19, 2016 Page Five   permits and business licenses.  They would like to continue offering short term rentals.  There is no opposition from the Golf Club or HOA.    Mayor Pike opened the public hearing.   Councilmember Baca mentioned that the request meets amenity and parking requirements.   Mayor Pike closed the public hearing.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the zone change amendment for The Inn at Entrada PD, lots 1 – 23 and Shinava Ridge PD, lots 24-39 to allow lockout short term rentals.             SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall.           Deputy City Attorney Paula Houston noted that lockout makes it so that they are two units.             Councilmember Arial added “for two lockouts” to her motion.   Deputy City Attorney Paula Houston stated that they can only use two lockouts and cannot rent out to three different groups in one night.   Mr. McFerson stated the parking previously before the Council stated that each lockout must have a covered garage.  They have only been renting two – even those with three keys.              Councilmember Randall agreed to Councilmember Arial’s addition to the motion.               VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a roll call vote, as follows:                                Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall - aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye                              The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider rezoning approximately 10.12 acres located off Bloomington Drive and generally westerly of the Virgin River from Open Space to Residential (R-1-10).  SR Bloomington LC, applicant.   Planner Ray Snyder presented the request to rezone approximately 10.12 acres located off Bloomington Drive and generally westerly of the Virgin River.  The request involves five parcels of land in the Bloomington Golf Course area.  He presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following:  summary of request; vicinity map; existing zoning; parcel 1; parcel 2; parcel 3; parcel 4; parcel 5; and general plan   St. George City Council Meeting Minutes May 19, 2016 Page Six   amendment. He mentioned that the Planning Commission recommends approval as presented and letters received regarding the request.   As this is a zone change, the applicant would have to return with a preliminary plat.    Councilmember Baca added that this project is to help vitalize the area.   Rick Rosenberg, representative for the applicant, stated that the request follows the general plan.    Mayor Pike opened the public hearing.   Resident Alan McKie stated that he is the past President of the Board of Trustees for the Bloomington Country Club.  They entered into an agreement with SunRiver Bloomington LC.  Since the agreement, they have seen nothing but positive things at the Golf Course and the Bloomington area.   He urged the Council to approve these requests.    Resident Ferrell Peterson explained this will affect him.  There are massive changes in the area.  He asked the Council to consider that the impacts will be positive.    Resident Arland Wiberg explained that although he has received three notices regarding this project, this is the first meeting he has been able to attend.  He mentioned that he owns several homes in the Bloomington area all of which are affected by what happens on Bloomington Drive.  Some of the homes have vertical curves which causes water to flow onto the asphalt which falls apart.  The City does  not do a good job maintaining the road. Mayor Pike added that Bloomington Drive will be redone in the next couple of years.   Mr. Wiberg stated that not only is the road falling apart, but the applicant built a retaining wall at the end of Man of War Drive, but nothing was aligned.  He believes that when improvements are made, they should be done within the standards.    Mayor Pike explained that Bloomington was annexed into the City as is, not to City standards.  The Council has determined to start the replacement of Bloomington Drive including drainage as they have the same concerns.  This has been planned for several years.       Resident Richard Kohler presented and outlined a handout regarding the project.  Because of this project, they have seen a decrease in the values of homes in the area.  This rezoning is a contradiction with the private covenants that exist between the homeowners and the owner of the project.  He provided a history of the Country Club and Golf Course.  It may appear to be in the City’s economic interest, but he believes it will open up for future lawsuits.  The annexation agreement states that the covenants will remain intact.  He does not believe there has been enough research on this proposal.   Councilmember Randall commented that she can only imagine the decrease in home values if they were sitting on a dead golf course.   Mr. Kohler stated that he believes this project is causing the decrease in home values.  In 2012, the Country Club wanted to be purchased by the City or County.   He believes that what happened in 2013 was orchestrated to drive the values down. New construction can be down at a lower value than existing mortgages.  Developers are realizing a windfall in profit because of what is happening.   St. George City Council Meeting Minutes May 19, 2016 Page Seven   Councilmember Baca commented that it seems that the City is getting a bad rap on this.  He asked City Manager Gary Esplin to explain the history.    City Manager Gary Esplin provided a history as requested.  The City would not recognize the recorded covenants as part of the subdivision as the City does not enforce them.  When the subdivision was accepted, the roads were not up to standard.  The City’s obligation at that time was to repair the existing roadways as best it could.  The upgrades in the Ranches were done so with a Special Improvement District, every lot owner paid for the curb and gutter and upgrades to the road.  Staff met with the Bloomington Country Club representatives; there was no interest to purchase the Country Club, nor was the City in favor of accepting it as a donation. Resident Steve Whitlock commented that well-meaning people managed the Club - there was no conspiracy theory.  Unless there is something that states that views would be preserved, there is no way to preserve them.  The whole idea of a right to a view doesn’t exist.    Resident Tony Temple mentioned some documents he submitted.  He is in favor of the project; however, some neighbors are concerned with their views.  His concern is that the traffic assessment did not cover some of the more problematic areas.  People coming out of Wesley Powell Drive do not have a view.  He asked the Council to assess the traffic in that area and stated that he is not in favor of installing speed bumps.   City Manager Gary Esplin noted that if there is an issue with sight distance, it would be addressed during the platting process.   Mr. Wiberg stated that City Manager Gary Esplin was correct with the improvements in Bloomington Ranches; he suggested doing the same thing to improve Bloomington Drive.    Mayor Pike replied that would be expensive – the residents would have to agree.  It is possible and can be looked at.  Staff will look at traffic implications in the area.   Mayor Pike closed the public hearing.   Mr. Rosenberg mentioned the traffic impact study done following the general plan amendment.  All of the intersections in the area maintain a level of service B or better.  The intersections will be addressed by the City if the Bloomington loop is done.  All of the new developments will be built in accordance to current City standard.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to rezone approximately 10.12 acres from Open Space to R-1-10 in the Bloomington Golf Course Country Club area and residences off Bloomington Drive.             SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt.             VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a roll call vote, as follows:                                Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall - aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye   St. George City Council Meeting Minutes May 19, 2016 Page Eight                              The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider rezoning approximately 5.38 acres from Open Space to Planned Development Residential as well as locate the property within the Resort Overlay; property is located adjacent to the Bloomington Golf Course and Country Club.  SR Bloomington LC, applicant.   Planning & Zoning Manager John Willis presented the request to rezone approximately 5.38 acres adjacent to the Bloomington Golf Course and Country Club and to locate the property within the Resort Overlay.  He presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: vicinity map; aerial map; zoning map; parcels L & M; and proposed layout.  He outlined and read portions of the ordinance related to parking requirements and reviewed the proposed parking.  He then continued with his PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: diagram of the proposed project including landscaping and amenities; elevations; floor plan; and resort overlay.  City code has standards for amenities in Resort Overlay Zones; he read portions of that code.  He then continued with his PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: country club & resort amenities; and photos of the area.  After quite a lengthy discussion, the Planning Commission recommended approval with the following comments and conditions:   1.    Traffic turn lane on Bloomington Drive. 2.    Two separate motions would be required for approval of the PD-R and Resort Overlay. 3.    Alley setback of 5’ with a 20’ alley that fronts on a green court/paseo may be approved, if determined that he green court is well designed and provides significant open space. 4.    The applicant is requesting a reduction in the additional required parking for the units that front on a green court with an alley access.  The reduction request is for 18 parking spaces.  One additional parking space per dwelling unit shall be provided, unless otherwise approved by the City Council after hearing the recommendations from the Planning Commission. 5.    The proposed short term rentals will have access to the Bloomington Clubhouse. 6.    Garages must be a minimum of 480 square feet in order to be counted towards the two parking spaces per unit requirement. 7.    The applicant has submitted a colored site plan, colored elevations and a color materials board as required. 8.    Buildings must meet setback and building separation requirements for the PD zone. 9.    Building permits for construction must be obtained within eighteen (18) months or property will revert back to the previous zone.   St. George City Council Meeting Minutes May 19, 2016 Page Nine   10. HDR (High Density Residential) designation provides a density range up to 22 units per acre, which does not always indicate that 22 units per acre is appropriate for every parcel of land.   Rick Rosenberg, representative for the applicant, added that the request for reduction in parking is validated by the fact that the proposed short term rental use requires the garages be kept clear for parking and not be used for storage.  There will be an on-site manager taking care of the rentals.  This particular site does not have additional space for RV parking.   Councilmember Bowcutt commented that RV parking has been approved on Pioneer Road.   Mayor Pike opened the public hearing.   Resident Alan McKie commented about the financial conditions of the Bloomington Country Club last year.  Although the conditions would have caused the Country Club to close, the last thing they wanted to do was turn the Country Club over to anyone else.  Their efforts to get additional members were unsuccessful.  At that time they pursued other avenues – they approached and entered into an agreement with SunRiver Bloomington LC.  They feel they have made the best decision for the members as well as the adjacent property owners.   Mayor Pike mentioned that he and City Manager Gary Esplin spoke with the previous board chair who told them that they were within three months of closing.  Their feeling was that someone could take it over and redevelop the entire property.  A significant amount of open space is being preserved if they move forward with this proposal.   City Manager Gary Esplin expressed his belief that this is the only way the golf course could remain viable.  There is room in the area for a country club type development such as this.  It is possible for this to be successful.   Resident Carl Johnston commented that the project needs to move forward; however, he does not see how public safety officials could have approved the plan.  His concern is that emergency vehicles will not be able to turn around.  The proposed development only has one exit and one entrance.  If the zone change is approved, the applicant should have to bring a plan of what is being proposed on the other side of the road.    City Manager Gary Esplin explained that this is a PD zone; therefore, they would have to return for Council approval.    Mayor Pike mentioned that the proposed project meets the traffic requirements.      St. George City Council Meeting Minutes May 19, 2016 Page Ten   Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins stated that he spoke with Deputy Fire Chief Kevin Taylor who stated the buildings in the rear will be required to have sprinklers for fire protection.   Mr. Rosenberg noted the longest alley is 180 feet.  Fire Chief Stoker reviewed the proposal; he will not deploy the fire trucks in the alleys.  There are actually three entrances, one of which will be a primary entrance.  He added that there is a 30’ separation between the units.  Unless units are removed, there is no space for a bubble.  He explained that the 18th hole is being realigned.    Mr. Johnston suggested putting an alley way to the west that goes all the way around as the Fire Department will take the easiest access.  The plan can be altered to make the project better for the City and safe for the residents.    Applicant Darcy Stewart commented that they moved forward prematurely because of the faith the residents have put in them.  He believes that City staff is excellent.  The purpose of getting density there is that every new unit will be required to pay dues – they need the income to fix things long term.    Mayor Pike closed the public hearing.   Councilmember Hughes commented that unless they do away with the patio style homes, they cannot solve the access issues.    Mayor Pike stated that he places the highest degree of confidence with the Fire Department who looks at these proposals carefully.      MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the zone change on 5.38 acres from Open Space to Planned Development Residential based on the Planning Commission recommendations including the reduction in parking.              SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca.             VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a roll call vote, as follows:                                Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall - aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye                              The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to include this Planned Development Residential project within the resort overlay.             SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial.             VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a roll call vote, as follows:                                St. George City Council Meeting Minutes May 19, 2016 Page Eleven   Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall - aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye                              The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   Mayor Pike called for a recess.   PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE:             Public hearing to consider rezoning 20.00 acres located at approximately 3200 East and 2840 South from Agricultural (A-1) to Residential (R-1-8).  Development Solutions Group, applicant.               Planning & Zoning Manager John Willis presented the request to rezone 20.00 acres located at approximately 3200 East and 2840 South.  He presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following:  vicinity map; general plan map; current zoning map; zone change area; and zone change.  Planning Commission recommended approval.   Stacy Young with Development Solutions added that they are trying to provide a spectrum of lot sizes.  They are providing low density residential opportunities.   Mayor Pike stated that the community is talking about affordable housing again.  One of the realities of that is lot sizing and density.   Mayor Pike opened the public hearing.   Resident David Hunter stated that he speaks for a number of his neighbors who would like to see this zoned R-1-12.  He believes the proposal goes against the Master Plan, keeping the area agricultural.   Councilmember Hughes commented that this piece has never been farmed; however, it is right behind a fairly large feed lot.  Looking at the entire project, the overall density is fairly decent.    Resident Rod Wetzel mentioned the common equestrian area.  They have   already had people ask when the horses are moving because of the flies.   Traffic in the area is getting worse.  They moved out there for quality of life, not quantity.  He said that the City cannot provide emergency services and water to the area.   City Manager Gary Esplin disagreed with Mr. Wetzel with regards to the services the City provides.  It is important to understand that all of the density of Development Solutions projects is the same density that this gentleman lives on - the average is over 12,000 sq. ft. lots.  The overall density of the General Plan needs to be looked at. St. George City Council Meeting Minutes May 19, 2016 Page Twelve   Mayor Pike commented that this was going to be higher density.    Morgan Hadlock commented that he lives in Little Valley; residents in the area are passionate.  He mentioned a lot in the area who has a faux rock slide into a swimming pool that is above the block wall because of being on a smaller lot.  He stated that more residents should be made aware of development – the 500 feet for notifications should be expanded.   Mayor Pike stated that 3000 East is a major arterial road and will eventually five lanes.  He explained that the property owner can choose the developer of their choice to sell their property to.    Deputy City Attorney Paula Houston advised state law does not require notifications be mailed to neighboring residents; it requires the notice be posted on the Public Notice Website.   City Manager Gary Esplin explained the development process including the notices that are posted.   Mr. Young mentioned that their standard business model is to act more as a master developer, targeting varying households.  In Little Valley, 80-90% of the homes have been built by a higher volume builder.  With this particular property, they do not have a developer in mind yet.   Mr. Hunter asked why a builder would want to be associated with lots this small.  If he was a developer, he would want to build something he is proud of.  Older neighborhoods with higher density and lower income housing have higher incidents with foreclosure while bigger lots have more stable homeowners.     Councilmember Randall commented there were not homes in the Little Valley area years ago.  She has not seen a subdivision in the area that she would consider low income.  There is a need for lots this size in that area.      Councilmember Bowcutt stated that he believes that unkept yards have nothing to do with the size of the lot.   Resident Maureen Martindale asked Councilmember Hughes where he wanted to stop rezoning the agricultural lots.   Councilmember Hughes explained the area is in the vicinity of Seegmiller Drive and 3000 East.  This issue was outlined when the Master Plan was first discussed.   Ms. Martindale added that homes near her house are not selling because they do not have backyards.  Instead, the homes are becoming rentals.  She believes larger lots would have less problems.    St. George City Council Meeting Minutes May 19, 2016 Page Thirteen   Resident Darla Rock asked the Council to keep density in mind when making their decision as well as the need for trails and parks in the area. She is concerned with 3000 East and asked when it will be widened.   Mayor Pike mentioned that the improvements are required to be installed as properties are developed.    Ms. Rock stated that she is also concerned with fire protection services.  She asked where the nearest “manned” fire station was.   City Manager Gary Esplin explained that most stations are not manned.  The closest manned station to the Little Valley area is in the downtown area; however, the station at 2450 East has 60 volunteers that can respond.   Staff is currently looking for property to build a fire station in the Little Valley area which will be manned.  He noted that the City meets insurance requirements of having a fire station within 1.5 miles of residences.   A discussion took place regarding improvements along 3000 East.   City Manager Gary Esplin noted that the City has spent $10 million on 3000 East and Mall Drive Bridge over the last three budget years.    Resident Bobbie Whetzel mentioned that 3000 East is the only access road to the area other than Little Valley Road.  She asked if there were any auxiliary roads planned.    City Manager Gary Esplin explained that Commerce Drive is being improved.    He outlined other road improvements in the area.    Ms. Whetzel added that smaller lots are not in demand as larger lots are.  She then mentioned that there is a need for more churches and schools in the area.    Mayor Pike mentioned that there are additional master planned roads in the area.  Additionally, he mentioned other areas of the City that are busy with ball fields and traffic and stated that there will be a park in that area in the future.    Mayor Pike closed the public hearing.   Councilmember Hughes commented that all of the concerns are legitimate.  If he had his way, each lot in the City would be an acre lot with horses.  Property owners have complained to him about having smaller lots next to them.  He mentioned that his property in the County is surrounded by homes.  The Council is addressing all of the concerns brought up tonight.  Overall density needs to be looked at – negotiations have taken place to keep the density at a livable level.  Roads are not complete as the City requires the developer to   St. George City Council Meeting Minutes May 19, 2016 Page Fourteen   improve the roads rather than the taxpayers.  He believes there is a market for 8,000 sq. ft. lots.    MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Baca to approve the zone change on 20.00 acres from A-1 to R-1-8 located at approximately 3200 East and 2840 South.             SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall.             VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a roll call vote, as follows:                                Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall - aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye                              The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider rezoning 34.359 acres from Agricultural (A-1) to Residential (R-1-10); 31.890 acres from Agricultural (A-1) to Residential (R-1-8) and 38.937 from Agricultural (A-10 and A-20) to Open Space; properties are generally located east of 3000 East Street.  Development Solutions Group, applicant.   Planning & Zoning Manager John Willis presented the request to rezone property generally located east of 3000 East Street.  He presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following: aerial map; general plan map; slope analysis map; general plan compared to slope analysis; existing zoning map; summary of request; zone change map and photos of the area.  The properties are located within slopes that are greater than 20% and in the hillside overlay zone; therefore, any development would require approval from the Hillside Review Board prior to the preliminary plat.  Planning Commission recommended approval.    Stacy Young, applicant, explained as they defined the open space boundary they took rock fall into consideration.  This area will have trails and parks – he showed where they will be on the map.   Mayor Pike opened the public hearing.   Resident Morgan Hadlock stated that he came tonight because he is concerned that he could not understand the letter he received notifying him of this request.  Additionally, he believes the Council will not stop Salisbury from developing on these lots.    Mayor Pike explained when notifications are sent, all staff has is a legal description.  There is a phone number listed on the letter residents can call to get additional information.  He further explained that this is a zone change. St. George City Council Meeting Minutes May 19, 2016 Page Fifteen   Mayor Pike, City Manager Gary Esplin and Mr. Willis helped Mr. Hadlock understand the notification letter and what the proposal was.   Mr. Hadlock further commented that his concerns also include large boulders in the area and that building homes here will cause a scar on the ridge and take away their views.   Mayor Pike noted that there are hillside provisions the developer would have to adhere to.  He reminded Mr. Hadlock that this is privately owned property.    Mayor Pike closed the public hearing.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the zone change on 34.359 acres from A-1 to R-1-10; 31.890 acres from A-1 to R-1-8; and 38.937 from A-10 and A-20 to Open Space - properties are generally located at 3000 East Street.                 SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt.             VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a roll call vote, as follows:                                Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall - aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye                              The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   City Manager Gary Esplin commented that Planning Commission meetings, some of which go very late, are open to the public.  They are not paid, put in hundreds of hours and do their very best.    PUBLIC HEARING/AMEND CITY CODE/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider amending Title 10, Chapter 8 of City code to add Traditional Neighborhood Zone (TNZ) within the zoning ordinance.  Development Solutions Group, applicant.   Planning & Zoning Manager John Willis presented the request to amend Title 10, Chapter 8 of City code to add Traditional Neighborhood Zone (TNZ) within the zoning ordinance.    Stacy Young with Development Solutions Group presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following: overview; traditional neighborhood development; “missing middle” housing; personal finance component; public finance component; structure of new ordinance vs old; and drafting approach.   City Manager Gary Esplin explained that this concept has been discussed for a number of years.  Although there are good examples in other parts of the   St. George City Council Meeting Minutes May 19, 2016 Page Sixteen   Country, there are only a couple in Utah.  He asked when the City will be ready for this concept.   Mr. Young stated that he believes the City is ready.  There is a large gap between townhomes and single family homes.  The original traditional neighborhood had 5,000 sq. ft. lots.  He explained that they want to be in a location that will succeed and plan to start small, giving them more flexibility and vitality.  As they are unsure how the market will receive this concept, the goal is to repair one lot at a time.   Mr. Willis outlined the changes to the ordinance by presenting a PowerPoint presentation.  Additionally, his PowerPoint presentation covered the following: design manual; types of street sections; building configurations; frontages; types of possible developments; parking standards; architectural guidelines; civic spaces; and building requirements.  The current code does not require commercial components for these particular neighborhoods.   Deputy City Attorney Paula Houston explained that parking is being reduced on the theory that there will be commercial, but commercial is not required.      Mr. Willis added that the commercial, multi-family, elevations and use will be specifically approved as part of the TNZ zone.  The Council will review these components with the zone change.   Mr. Young stated that the plan is to allow for commercial uses is constrained by size.  They do not allow car-oriented, drive to shopping.  Part of the application process requires an audit of the radius of the project site to see what is already in the neighborhood.  He showed examples of traditional neighborhoods and a simulated concept plan.   Mayor Pike opened the public hearing.    Mr. Young stated that the site is neighborhood general.   On one hand, there are fairly extreme low density, high end homes and the church wanting to do something relatively higher density.  It makes sense to transition from these two neighboring parcels.       City Manager Gary Esplin asked who is going to build these developments.    Mr. Young replied they would treat this more like The Ledges and less like Little Valley.  They envision working with multiple developers and will tell them what they can build.  These neighborhoods would be developed as a PD.   Mayor Pike closed the public hearing.   City Manager Gary Esplin commented that the old St. George was really a TND.  The current ordinance is not friendly to this concept.    St. George City Council Meeting Minutes May 19, 2016 Page Seventeen   Mr. Willis pointed out that density is not mentioned in the proposed ordinance as this is about form, layout and ratios of mixture.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to amend Title 10, Chapter 8 of City code to add Traditional Neighborhood Zone within the zoning ordinance, including the design standards as part of the ordinance.             SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Hughes.             VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a roll call vote, as follows:                                Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall - aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye                              The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   PUBLIC HEARING/VACATE SEWER LINE EASEMENT AND DEED OF DEDICATION/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider vacating a portion of an existing sewer line easement and deed of dedication for a sewer line easement belonging to the City.  Brandon Anderson, applicant.   Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the request to vacate a portion of an existing sewer line easement and deed of dedication for a sewer line easement belonging to the City.  He showed and outlined the proposed vacation.   Mayor Pike opened the public hearing.  There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing.    MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to vacate portion of an existing sewer line easement and deed of dedication for a sewer line easement belonging to the City of St. George.              SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca.             VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a roll call vote, as follows:                                Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall - aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye                              The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.       St. George City Council Meeting Minutes May 19, 2016 Page Eighteen   PUBLIC HEARING/AMEND FISCAL YEAR 2015-2016 BUDGET/RESOLUTION:             Public hearing to consider amendments to the Fiscal Year 2015-2016 Budget.             City Manager Gary Esplin outlined the amendments to the Fiscal Year 2015-2016 Budget as follows: 1) To budget for the previous HR Director's retirement payouts and the overlap in salaries and benefits while the previous HR Director was training her replacement; 2) To budget for a professional services contract to design and implement a new city visual identity and brand; 3) To budget for a new grant from the State of Utah - Alcohol & Drug Free Committee for the purchase of three in-car cameras for DUI enforcement; 4) To budget for receipt of a new grant to install 20 trail wayfinding signs and print 10,000 trail maps; 5) To increase the merchandise costs budget to accommodate special orders and increase the revenue budget correspondingly at the Southgate Golf Course; 6) To increase Southgate Golf's budget for Small Tools to perform some unforeseen major re...


City Council Meeting Minutes Minutes 08/01/2019:
...acate a public utility drainage and irrigation easement located at Lot 24, Southgate Hills Phase 2.   Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the request to consider an amended final subdivision plat located at 2143 South Southgate Hills Drive.  The purpose of this Amended Final Subdivision Plat adjust the exterior boundary line of said Lot 24 and vacate the public utilities drainage and irrigation easement along the rear of the said Lot 24; zoning is R-3.  He provided a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: easement vacation exhibit;   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 ordinance amending the final plat and to vacate a public utility drainage and irrigation easement located at Lot 24, Southgate Hills Phase 2. SECOND:       ...


City Council Minutes 06/05/2008:
...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 major...


City Council Meeting Minutes Minutes 01/23/2020:
... Cowan, Director of Golf Operations & Eron Deming the Head Golf Pro at Southgate presented a PowerPoint highlighting the following topics: Fiscal Year Revenue Comparisons; Figures showing growth from National Golf Foundation; Example RFP with Sleepy Ridge Weddings; Concept Drawing for Southgate including adding a Driving Range with additional lighting.   Support Services Director Marc Mortensen explained that that Council has approved a budget amount of 250,000 out of the Capital Expenses for the upgrade of the St. George Golf course clubhouse as well as the Southgate Golf Course driving range.  Funding from this allocation alo...


City Council Minutes Minutes 01/04/2018:
...nimous and the motion carried.   CONSIDER AN AMENDED FINAL PLAT FOR SOUTHGATE HILLS SUBDIVISION PHASE 5 TO MERGE TO CONTIGUOUS LOTS TOGETHER AND VACATE THE PUBLIC UTILITIES AND DRAINAGE EASEMENT LOCATED BETWEEN THE LOTS.    Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the amended final plat for Southgate Hills Subdivision Phase 5.  He explained that the purpose was to merge lots 15 and 38 together into one lot and vacate the public utilities and drainage easement located between the two lots.  He also mentioned that language was added to allow a walkout basement if approved by the City.   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 amended final plat for Southgate Hills Subdivision Phase 5 to merge to contiguous lots together an...


Planning Commission Minutes 04/12/2005:
...alls to exceed ten (10') feet in height for Lots 22, 25 and 30 of the Southgate Phase 4 Subdivision. Mr. Dan Steuer, applicant. Case No. 2005-WH-002Mark Bradley said the newer walls are being built 10 ft back from sidewalk so they don’t block any utility easements. On this request the rock walls already exist. The applicant has provided a letter of request with the height of the walls. Lot 22 is a side yard rock wall. The wall is between Lots 22 and 23. Fairly new rock wall. Lot 25 is a side yard rock wall. The wall is between Lots 25 and 26. Fairly new rock wall. Lot 30 is a rear yard rock wall. The wall is between Lot 30 and Lots 49 & 50 of the adjacent phase (Southgate Phase3 ) This wall has apparently been in place for a couple of years.Council Member Allen asked what do they do if the wall is covering the utilities. What would happen? Mark said it would be the resident’s responsibility to have the wall come down. Jay Sandberg City Engineer said they never permitted rock walls. This rock wall was built after the subdivision. They have required several walls to move back. They just went out and built the walls without any consideration. You have to be able to see coming in and out of the driveway. Contractors are out building walls without permits. They just occur. Dan Steurer said on Lot 25 it was built by the developer about 2-3 years ago. The sidewalk is actually poured right to the wall. It was approved by the City that way. Bob Nicholson said if you back out of that driveway you will be blinded to any traffic coming out. Commissioner Stout asked why they couldn’t take out part of that corner of Lot 22 and re-engineer the wall at an angle so there would be better site distance. Dan Steurer said the City approved the sidewalks and the walls were there at the time. Commissioner Stout said why should this be left this way if the ordinance doesn’t allow it.Dennis Carter said he did some of the houses. He said if they take all those rocks away then they would have a solvent ledge right behind them. Those rocks are nothing more than facing for a rock ledge. All the driveways where either cut by dynamite or track hoes. So it isn’t like you can take away the rocks and say there is dirt to be removed - you will find solid rock right behind it. PLANNING COMMISSIONApril 12, 2005Page EighteenCommissioner Campbell asked why the corner could not be brought down. This is a safety issue.Commissioner Taylor said if you pull this aside and all you find is a rock face then apparently you haven’t lost any integrity of the property by pulling that wall down and doing whatever you need to do make it more visibly. This is really not safe.Commissioner Clayton said Dan Steurer bought a lot and thought it was buildable. And now City has brought this to their attention. Chairman Almquist asked was there an ordinance in place when this was build. Deputy City Attorney Ron Read said not in the ordinance but perhaps in the building code. Commissioner Stout asked if that wall was there when the house to the right was built. So where were the inspectors when that home was being built. Dan Steurer said there is no question it would be done different today. But this was build two years ago. Commissioner Clayton said this came about because of multi errors on the City’s part, on the engineers part, the builder’s part and the developer’s part. At this time it is unfair to ask the client to take the wall down.Commissioner Taylor said if they approve this wall then it binds the Planning Commission to a responsibility. Deputy City Attorney Ron Read said the legal department has not looked at this to see what ordinance was in place when they did these walls. Commissioner Burks said the City either through approval or negligent in inspecting the wall has let this wall be built. He doesn’t see how they should penalize Dan Steurer for some errors that have occurred.Commissioner Clayton said why can’t their finding be the wall and the others like it are not in accordance to the ordinance, they would not be approved today, and they recommend the owner of the lot to reconsider the wall. Then it is up to the owner.Deputy City Attorney Ron Read said they should send this to council and have them go into an executive session on this issue.Jay Sandberg City Engineer said Castle Rock and Knolls are the first two that started building walls. One of the projects that got out of control is Bella Viaggio. They had to take them down. PLANNING COMMISSIONApril 12, 2005Page Nineteen MOTION: Commissioner Clayton made a motion to move this item on to a City Council work meeting. Commissioner Burks seconded the motion. Deputy City Attorney Ron Read said if the council does have a work meeting then he wants them to look at least 4-5 subdivisions that are already approved and have walls. So this does not keep coming back for each individual subdivision. Dan Steurer said he will deal with staff.WALL HEIGHTConsider approval for a rock retaining wall to exceed 10' in height for Lot 21, Southgate Phase 4 subdivision. Glenn Bagley, applicant.Commissioner Clayto...


City Council Minutes 04/17/2003:
...o design and provide CMA on an irrigation line from Riverside Drive to the Southgate pond. City Manager Esplin explained the Construction Management Agreement is requested because of the drought conditions. Staff is looking at all the ways to bring irrigation water to the golf course and parks. This would extend the line under the freeway and possibly bring water from the fields and take to the Southgate areas and Tonaquint Park. This will also allow reuse water to be pumped to the pond and used to irrigate some of the schools. It is projected to be about $180,000. He indicted this is an efficient way to use irrigation water shares. Council Member Allen made a motion, seconded by Council Member Orton to approve an engineering contract with Alpha Engineering to design and provide CMA on an irrigation line from Riverside Drive to the Southgate pond. Mayor McArthur called for a vote; all voted aye, motion car...


City Council Minutes 11/16/2006:
...LAT: Public hearing to consider approval of the preliminary plat for the Southgate Townhomes located at 2025 South Circle, east of Mirage Estates and adjacent to the I-15 right-of-way. Rob Reid, agent. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that this item was tabled from the October 5 City Council meeting in order to make a site visit. The City Council had concerns about the building heights and traffic. 65 townhome units are proposed in an R-3 zone. This property was changed from commercial to R-3 in 1994. The proposed townhomes are a permitted use, along with apartments and multi-family housing. Rick Rosenberg explained that a 3D model will be presented based on actual photography of the site and view shed. Mayor McArthur advised that his concerns were addressed as far as the power line. St. George City Council Minutes November 16, 2006 Page Eleven Mr. Rosenberg explained that from the freeway view, the homes will be cut into the hillside and the hill will not be disturbed. Council Member Bunker inquired about landscaping on the freeway side of the project. An unidentified man explained that the landscaping will be the same on the back side of the project as on the front side. Council Member Bunker inquired about access from 2025 South Circle, and expressed concern that there would be a lot of parking on the street. An unidentified man replied that the issue of fencing had not yet been addressed. Berms will be put in for now. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised that it looked like the freeway signs were partially blocked. He advised the applicants that the City will not allow the signs to be raised. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. Cliff Spendlove commented that the project is a good use of the land, but his concern is with traffic and the high density. He suggested that building a road from the Ford dealership to 2025 South Circle would relieve a lot of traffic on Bluff and Hilton. Tyler Hoskins, Hoskins Engineering, advised that he has been working with Rosenberg to study the site and has taken real traffic counts backed by national standards. Based on trip generation, 381 trips a day will be generated. In peak hours 34 trips will be generated out of the project. The peak hour is 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. There are about 1600 cars a day that travel 2025 South. The proposed project will increase traffic by 20%. He explained that he also worked with the City?s Traffic Engineer, Aron Baker, to analyze the intersection of 2025 South and Balboa, and it operates at an ?A? level of service, a premium condition. They also looked at the intersection on the hill where there is very little traffic. 2025 South is a major collector for the City?s master transportation plan which means per City standards there can be between 2000-6000 cars a day on that roadway. The projected 2000 cars a day is at the bottom level of that scale. It may be best to restripe the road to provide two through-lanes and a 12' center turn lane, with 8' of parking on both sides of the road which can be accommodated by the current pavement width. This road will eventually be widened to 66'. Don Cluff advised that he has two homes in the area because he loves the area and the views. He stated that the proposed project will impact his views and property values. He inquired who would maintain the buildings in the future. He stated there was little place for the children to play in the development, and that it was important to address parks and playground areas in the development. He stated he did not feel this location was appropriate for a family development as it was located adjacent to power lines and billboards. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that the units will be owner-occupied, and the developer is entitled to develop a multiple family housing project, even apartments. Allowed density is 13 units per acre, and this project is well under that at 9 units per acre. The property is zoned for multiple family use. The applicants have indicated they will landscape along the freeway. Council Member Orton inquired if the project met the City?s height ordinance. Mr. Nicholson replied that it did. 2.5 story homes are permitted. City Manager Gary Esplin clarified that at the last City Council meeting when this was discussed, the City Attorney gave his legal opinion on vesting of this property. Vesting means that applicant has vested rights with regard to developing his property, and the St. George City Council Minutes November 16, 2006 Page Twelve City cannot change the zone to something less dense. The property is already zoned R-3. Jim Otis commented that he has lived in the area 13 years and traffic is a nightmare and will become a safety issue. He suggested delaying the project until infrastructure was in place. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that in conjunction with the State, the City plans to move the ramp on the north side of the bridge on the freeway to allow for more stacking distance. A new access to the I-15 will be built, and the City is working with the state and federal government to solve this problem and major changes will be made next year. Mr. Hoskins commented that he was mistaken, and 2025 South is a 60' road, not a 66' road, which allows between 1250 and 2000 cars a day. It is still a collector road and there is enough capacity to handle 2000 cars a day. The proposed restriping will not work unless parking is eliminated on one side of the road. Colleen Caputo expressed concern about families living in the proposed environment which consists of buildings and asphalt. The only green spaces identified as play areas are small and located by the substation and on the south end of the project by the road. There is only one parking stall for every apartment and 12 extras. Most families have two cars which means cars will park on 2025 South. Karen Heath inquired how far up the hill the subdivision would extend. Mr. Hoskins replied that it would not go up the hill at all. Ms. Heath inquired if there would be blasting. Mr. Hoskins replied that he did not know. Ms. Heath commented she would like to see no parking on the road. Steve Foisy inquired if the 2000 cars per day took into account the growth above Southgate and new development. Mayor McArthur replied that it did not. Dawn Sandberg inquired if the sidewalks would be left in place. Mayor McArthur advised that the City is trying to work with the Mirage Homeowners with regard to the sidewalk to make sure it is filled in and taken care of. A sidewalk will be required in front of the proposed project. Ms. Sandberg commented that huge motor homes park on the street across from her home, and with cars all along the other side of the street, this would make it that much more narrow. Karen Spendlove expressed concern about large units being built in front of normal-sized homes, children playing near cars, and cars parking on the street. Ed Arbuckle inquired if the height of the structures would be measured from the street level. Mayor McArthur replied that because of the sloping street it would be averaged. Mr. Arbuckle commented that it was his understanding the foundation had to be one foot above the street level. St. George City Council Minutes November 16, 2006 Page Thirteen June Bertram expressed concern about traffic problems and commented that it was difficult to see cars coming because of the curves. Kathleen Benson commented that if this project were built in addition to others up above, a stop light will be needed. Rick Rosenberg explained that the units will be owner-occupied, and a homeowners association will be formed to maintain all the common area and building exteriors so that all the landscaping will be maintained consistently and there is architectural control. The developer is willing to put in playground equipment, but this decision may be made by the homeowners association due to liability. There are no playground plans as of yet. The playground areas meet City requirements. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson advised that the playground requirement is 200 sq. ft. per unit, and the applicant has 13,000 sq. ft. of playground space. Rick Rosenberg advised that there is also nearly two acres of permanent open space in a do not disturb area. Council Member Bunker advised that during the site visit, the applicant said the lower Power lines were going to be buried and only the higher lines would remain. Mr. Rosenberg replied that all of the service lines that service the site will be buried. Two parking spaces per unit have been provided with 11 extra guest parking spaces on site. New sidewalk will be installed. The units on the south end near the south driveway are below road grade, and the buildings on the north are 3' above road grade. Units in the back will be lower than the street. Dawn Sandberg suggested the park space be measured. Mayor McArthur replied that the park space met the City?s ordinance. There being no further public comment, Mayor McArthur closed the public hearing. Council Member Bunker commented that the questions she previously had were answered to her satisfaction. The project is a high quality project and there has been a lot of interest by people who live in the east and want to purchase the units as a second home. All of these things make her feel better about the project. Mayor McArthur commented that the roof lines are in line with those of Mirage Estates within a few feet. Council Member Gardner commented that the proposed project is a great improvement over what could be located on the site, and as far as neighborhood concerns, it could be a much worse scenario. The applicant has been sensitive to the input and individual ownership is better than a rental situation. He stated he hoped the landscaping from the freeway side would be given great consideration, and any approval will require this landscaping. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to approve the preliminary plat as presented. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Gardner. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. Mayor McArthur called for a five minute break. Upon conclusion of the five minute break, the meeting resumed. Council Member Bunker had not yet returned to the stand. St. George City Council Minutes November 16, 2006 Page Fourteen RESOLUTION: Consider approval of a resolution for bond proceeds reimbursement. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that approval of this resolution will allow the City to be reimbursed from future bond proceed issues for various power projects the City will participate in next year. Mayor McArthur advised that the amount is not to exceed $20 million. Council Member Bunker returned to the stand. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the resolution. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Bunker - abstained The motion carried. RESOLUTION: Consider approval of a resolution accepting a deed of dedication for hillside property at 700 South on Bluff Street. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the property owners are willing to deed hillside property to the City in order to preserve it. This hillside property has not been disturbed. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the resolution. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Bunker - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. RESOLUTION: Consider approval of a resolution accepting a deed of dedication for road easements located at 3400 East and 2000 South Streets. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the property owner is building a home but the road in not entirely improved at this point. The property owners are dedication their portion of the roadway. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to approve the resolution. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Allen - aye St. George City Council Minutes November 16, 2006 Page Fifteen Council Member Bunker - aye Council Member Gardner - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. RESOLUTION: Consider approval of a resolution approving an interlocal agreement with the St. George Redevelopment Agency. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the City Council previously authorized entering into and creating a community development area in the Ft. Pierce Industrial Park area. It now needs to adopt a formal interlocal agreement between the City and RDA. He recommended approval. The terms are for 15 years the CDA will receive 100% of the tax generated in that area, but any tax increases will go to the entities involved. The City Attorney will prepare the document and it will be brought back to the City Council when it has been approved by the other entities involved. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the resolution. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Bunker - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. RESOLUTION: Consider approval of a resolution abandoning the Haskell Annexation. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that this annexation was approved on April 6, 2006, with the stipulation that the applicant had to dedicate necessary rights-of-way to allow the City, if it so chooses, to use that right-of-way to connect Plantations Drive, even if it is still in the County. The applicant, Mr. Burgess, is not willing to agree to the stipulation so staff recommends that we rescind the annexation. The applicant can start over if he so chooses to do so. Council Member Gardner inquired if the applicant was aware of this action. Mr. Esplin replied that City staff has been negotiating with him since April, and he is aware of the City?s action. He explained that in any annexation the City can make demands or attach conditions to the annexation. Mr. Burgess?s attorney has made a request for additional compensation from the City. The City is not willing to meet this condition. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to approve the resolution. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Bunker - aye Council Member Allen - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. St. George City Council Minutes November 16, 2006 Page Sixteen SET PUBLIC HEARINGS: Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held November 14, 2006, recommended that public hearings be scheduled for December 7, 2006 at 5:00 p.m. to consider (1) a zone change from R-1-10 to PD on 2.24 acres for Wailea Falls Phase 4 located next to Wailea Falls Phase 2 in the Stonebridge development; (2) a zone change from R-1-10 to C-3 on 3.11 acres located on the west side of Bluff Street at 500 North Street; (3) a proposed amendment to the St. George City Code to allow setbacks established by distance to use; and 94) a proposed amendment to the St. George City Code to allow detached private garages and accessory buildings in the side yard if within the setbacks established by the zone. City Manager Gary Esplin suggested that the request for a zone change for Wailea Falls Phase 4 be tabled because an increase in density is being requested and the City is not yet ready to address this issue with regard to affordable housing. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to set the public hearings as recommended by the Planning Commission, except for the request for Wailea Falls Phase 4, which was not set at this time. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. FINAL PLATS: Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held November 14, 2006, recommended approval of the following final plats: Stone Valley Estates, Sun River Phase 20, Sun River Phase 28, and the Joshuas at Southgate Phase 2 Amended. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member ...


City Council Minutes 06/20/2002:
...al of a resolution authorizing sale of City-owned property adjacent to the Southgate Golf Course. Gary Gardner, applicant. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that the City received a request from Gary Gardner for purchase or lease of approximately 3,395 sq. ft. of property to the rear of his home on Lot 33 in the Southgate Hills Subdivision. The City in the past has sold fringe property around its golf courses for $1 a sq. ft. Letters were sent to surrounding property owners notifying them of this request. Photos of the site were distributed. Council Member Orton inquired if the area would be improved and landscaped once it was purchased or leased. Mayor McArthur replied that the property owner would be responsible for maintenance of the property. Mr. Nicholson advised the home is under construction and is just about ready for occupancy, however, the applicant has been told not to occupy the home until this issue is resolved. Gary Gardner, applicant, explained that the day he took out his building permit he inquired of the City what was required to fill in the back of his lot. He was told to see Dave Terry. Dave Terry told him to make sure the fill was sloped and covered with rock to prevent erosion, and he therefore proceeded in that manner. However, during construction he received a red tag from a building inspector who said a neighbor had complained his view was being blocked. He contacted the City Attorney to discuss his options, and was advised his options consisted of removing the fill or requesting permission to purchase the property. He advised a petition had been signed by 24 of his neighbors who have no complaints about the fill. He inquired about the option of a long term lease, or suggested the City can grant anyone permission to put dirt on its property and build a home, just as long as it is in writing. City Attorney Jonathan Wright replied that the City could not allow anyone to take control of its property for free, as it has to get fair market value for the property, and Mr. Gardner has encroached onto City property. Mr. Wright explained that Mr. Gardner extended his lot by 3,000 feet in order to create a backyard, and if the City granted approval of his request, it would have to do so for the next person also. Mr. Gardner explained it was not his intent to cause problems, but there were several others who encroached on the golf course area, and he failed to understand why it is fair for one person to encroach and not another. City Attorney Jonathan Wright replied he would like to know who the property owners are who are encroaching onto City property, as they clearly cannot take over City property without paying for it. W. R. Lobato, owner of Lot 29 in Southgate Hills, distributed photos of the site, and explained the rock use...


City Council Minutes 10/07/1999:
...C, consideration of an award of contract for Phase 2 of the project at the Southgate Golf Club/Tonaquint Cemetery, had been withdrawn. It will be discussed at a later date. FLAG SALUTE: The flag salute was led by Dale Finlayson, a 2nd class scout with Troop 765. OPENING PRAYER: The opening prayer was given by Haven Anderson, Youth City Council Manager. INTRODUCTIONS: Mayor McArthur asked the scouts in attendance to come to the microphone and tell the audience their name, rank and the merit badge on which they are working. Dale Finlayson, 2nd class, Troop 765, Citizenship in the Community; Candon Rangiller 2nd class, Troop 765, Citizenship in the Community; Jeff Hyde, 1st class Life Scout, Troop 765; Jason Brown, 2nd class, Troop 532, Citizenship in the Community; Mitch Frei, Troop 532 2nd class, Citizenship in the Community. The Mayor asked the Youth City Council members in attendance to come forward and introduce themselves. They were Jamie Span, Snow Canyon High School; and Haven Anderson, Dixie High School OTHER BUSINESS: Sharon Isom announced that the Affordable Housing Committee has received notification from HUD that St. George will receive a grant to use for ?Welfare to Work? recipients. This grant will help three welfare recipients with their housing needs until they can complete their schooling and return to the workforce. Council congratulated Brenda Butler, Director of the Housing Authority, for her good work. BID OPENINGS: Sodium Hypocholorite. Sue Swensen presented a bid opening for the purchase of 35,000 gallons of sodium hypocholorite. Two bids were received: Thatcher Chemical, $17,500 and HCI Dyce Chemical, $38,150. She asked for Council approval to award to the low bidder Thatcher Chemical. City Council Minutes October 7, 1999 Page Two Councilmembers questioned the need for this product and asked how long this amount of product would last. Ms. Swensen indicated that the product is necessary for operation of the treatment plant and will last for one year. Councilmember Isom made a motion to award the bid to purchase 35,000 gallons of sodium hypocholorite to Thatcher Chemical in the amount of $17,500. Councilmember Whatcott seconded and the motion passed unanimously. Fire Pumper Truck. Sue Swensen presented a bid opening for a fire pumper truck. Six companies were invited to bid, but only one, Ross Equipment/Pierce Manufacturing, responded. Their bid was $323,932. As this bid is under the budgeted amount and Chief Stoker is satisfied that the truck contains all the essential items listed in the specifications, she asked that Council approve awarding the bid to Ross Equipment/Pierce Manufacturing in the amount of $325,000. Before a motion was made, Councilmember Gardner asked Gary Esplin to explain the time frame of this purchase. Mr. Esplin indicated that the truck was requested in the last budget hearing in February and had gone through the approval process for nine months. Councilmember Gardner indicated he had heard it said that the Councilmembers are a bunch of ?Yuppies? they say ?Yup? to anything presented to them. He wanted to impress on the public that the motion made tonight is the end result of many months of consideration and not a rubber-stamped purchase. Councilmember Larry made a motion to award this contract to Ross Equipment/Pierce Manufacturing in the amount of $323,932 for the purchase of a fire pumper truck. Councilmember Orton seconded and the motion passed unanimously. PLANNING COMMISSION REPORT - September 28, 1999 Jim McGuire, Associate City Planner, indicated that the Planning Commission had recommended that public hearings be held for the following three items: 1. Consider a zone change from R-4 Multiple Family Residential to C-3 General Commercial on 0.547 acres located at 476 East Riverside Drive, just north of the Riverside Apartments, Paul Snow, applicant. There is a small portion of R-4 zone to the north of the apartments which the applicant is proposing to include in his commercial development. The surrounding zone is C-3 to the north and west and R-4 to the south and east. The Planning Commission recommended approval. 2. Consider a zone change from PD Residential to PD Commercial on the 5.436 acres of the Sienna Condominiums at Stonebridge located on 271 North Country Lane, Robert Barrus, applicant. The applicant will still build 70 units as approved, but now wants to market the units as a short-term rental and timeshare product. There was some neighborhood opposition to this zone change. The Planning Commission does not recommend approval. 3. Set criteria for sexually oriented businesses. Councilmembers held a short discussion about the items and wanted to make it publicly known that the Council would review all items at the public hearing, whether the Planning Commission recommends approval or disapproval. Councilmember Whatcott made a motion that a public hearing for the above items be set for November 4, 1999 at 5:00 p.m. Councilmember Gardner seconded the motion and it passed unanimously. City Council Minutes October 7, 1999 Page Three CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT FOR RELOCATION OF REDI-MIX BATCH PLANT: Jim McGuire presented Western Rock Product?s request for approval of a conditional use permit to relocate their redi-mix batch plant and truck maintenance facility to an M-1 zone near their existing asphalt plant adjacent to the Fort Pearce Wash. They will be relocating from the St. George Industrial Park. The Councilmembers discussed the relocation and the impact on traffic on both River and Brigham Roads. It was thought this move may produce some reduction in traffic as there will no longer be a need to haul the gravel to the batch plant. Councilmember Isom made a motion to approve a conditional use permit for Western Rock Products to relocate their redi-mix batch plant and truck maintenance facility to an M-1 zone near their existing asphalt plant adjacent to the Fort Pearce Wash. Councilmember Orton seconded and the motion passed unanimously. FINAL PLATS: Jim McGuire, Associate City Planner, presented the following final plats which were recommended for approval at the September 28, 1999 Planning Commission meeting: The Joshuas at Southgate Phase 1 This is a 20-unit development located north of the Legacy on the east side of Tonaquint Drive, Gerry Brown, applicant. The final plat conforms to the preliminary plat. Councilmember Isom made a motion that the final plat for the Joshuas at Southgate, Phase I, be approved and authorize the Mayor to sign this plat. ...


City Council Minutes 01/12/2006:
... golf pros were asked to project some scenarios. St. George Golf Club and Southgate need certain improvements to keep up with the current level such as upgrades to the pro shops and parking lots, equipment replacement, and capital improvements on the courses such as sand traps and playability issues. If the City wants to change the way the pro shops are staffed, and add maintenance positions, this will be $350,000 annually. He suggested that the pros be made City employees, with two in the shop and four to six part-time staff members at each course, including cart people and marshalls. On a five year plan, $990,000 is needed the first year, $1,000,000 the second, etc. Sunbrook has an annual debt service of $750,000 and Southgate has $147,000. The problem is how to make up the difference between the amount the City has and the amount needed to stay competitive. If improvements aren?t made, there will be a significant problem. Golf fees have not been raised for three years. He then introduced Linda Butterfus, the City?s new Golf Service Coordinator. He then reviewed rate structures. 28% of play at Southgate is pass play. He suggested a 5% increase in the rack rate and a ...


City Council Minutes 12/15/2005:
... 5. Serenity Hills Phase 2 6. Serenity Hills Phase 3 7. The Joshuas at Southgate Phase 2 8. Toroweap at Entrada 9. Avallon at Meadowood Phase 2 10. Avallon at Meadowood Phase 5 11. Southgate Views City Manager Gary Esplin inquired if The Joshuas at Southgate project fronted on Tonaquint Drive. Mr. Nicholson replied th...


Planning Commission Minutes 08/23/2005:
... applicant. Case No. 2005-FP-056E. Consider approval of a final plat for Southgate Hills Subdivision Phase 5 with 19 single-family lots located at Sir Monte Drive and Southgate Hills Drive. Mr. Andy Leavitt, applicant. Case No. 2005-FP-057...


Planning Commission Minutes 12/13/2005:
... 13, 2005Page TwoE. Consider approval of a final plat for The Joshua’s at Southgate Phase 2 with 47 single-family detached patio homes located at 2261 South Tonaquint Drive. Mr. Marc Brown, representative. Case No. 2005-FP-089F. Consider approval of a final plat for Toroweap at Entrada with 68 single-family detached patio homes located at Tuweap Drive and 2000 North. Mr. Marc Brown, representative. Case No. 2005-FP-090G. Consider approval of a final plat for Avallon at Meadowood Phase 2 with 18 single-family lots located at Stonebridge Drive and Avallon Drive. Mr. Clayton Leavitt, applicant. Case No. 2005-FP-091H. Consider approval of a final plat for Avallon at Meadowoo Phase 5 with 6 single-family lots located at Charbonne Drive and Covington Drive. Mr. Clayton Leavitt, applicant. Case No. 2005-FP-092I. Consider approval of a final plat for Southgate Views with 25 single-family lots located at Sir Monte Drive and R...


Planning Commission Agenda 11/14/2006:
...o. 2006-FP-085D. Consider approval of an amended final plat for Joshuas at Southgate Phase 2 Amended with 47 units located off Tonaquint Drive. The purpose of the amendment is to re-align road “A” from Road “C” to the easterly boundary line of the future “Joshuas at Southgate Phase 3” development. Brandon Anderson, representative. Case N...


Planning Commission Agenda 08/23/2005:
..., applicant. Case No. 2005-FP-056E. Consider approval of a final plat for Southgate Hills Subdivision Phase 5 with 19 single-family lots located at Sir Monte Drive and Southgate Hills Drive. Mr. Andy Leavitt, applicant. Case No. 2005-FP-057F...


Planning Commission Minutes 09/26/2006:
...nded the motion. All voted aye.C. Consider a preliminary plat request for Southgate Townhomes with 65 units located at 2025 South Circle, south of the Atria Assisted Living and east of Mirage Estates and is adjacent to and west of I-15. Rob Reid, Rosenberg & Associates, representative. Case No. 2006-PP-042Jay Sandberg City Engineer said the concerns staff has is the driveways which have been positioned for the best sight distance possible. An analysis has been completed by Rosenberg & Associates. The units back-up to I-15 and there could be some discussion about appearance. The maximum height proposed is 2-1/2 stores and/or 35 ft. in height.Rob Reid with Rosenberg & Associates said they have been sensitive to the slope issues. Commissioner Taylor asked what the site will look like from the freeway side. Rob presented color renderings of the townhomes from the freeway. Commissioner Campbell asked what are the retaining walls made of? Rob said a 4x4 geneva block wall which will be colored as well. The street tree requirements will be met and there will be lawn and bushes. Chairman Almquist asked about the dog-ear wall on the end. Rob replied it will only be dog-ear on the west corner of the subdivision. Commissioner Burks asked how high are the power lines? Rob remarked anywhere from 20-40 ft. Commissioner Campbell asked if there will be any landscaping in front of the walls? Rob said no. Commissioner Campbell asked how far is their block wall away from the State’s chain-link fence along the freeway. Rob answered about 4 ft.MOTION: Commissioner Campbell made a motion to recommend to City Council approval of a preliminary plat request for Southgate Townhomes with 65 units located at 2025 South Circle, south of th...


Public Notice Public Notice 11/20/2004:
...ioneer Road on the west. B. Consider a zone change for The Joshuas at Southgate Phase 2 from R-3 (Multiple Family) to PD-R (Planned Development Residential) and amend the existing PD-R for Phase 3 on approximately 16.78 acres. The proposal is to consider a 20 unit townhouse and 44 single family patio houses for Phase 3, as well as, allow short term rentals for proposed and existing units for Phase 2 and 3. This site is located along Tonaquint Drive north of the Southgate Golf Course. Interested persons are encouraged to attend these...


Public Notice Public Notice 11/20/2002:
...Hills Drive on 4.77 acres. D. Consider a zone change for The Joshuas at Southgate Phase 2 from R-3 (Multiple Family) to PD-R (Planned Development Residential) and amend the existing PD-R for Phase 3 on approximately 16.78 acres. The proposal is to consider a 20 unit townhouse and 44 single family patio houses for Phase 3, as well as, allow short term rentals for proposed and existing units for Phase 2 and 3. This site is located along Tonaquint Drive north of the Southgate Golf Course. Interested persons are encouraged to attend these...


PUBLIC NOTICE Public Notice 01/21/2016:
...20.43 acres. The property is generally located on Tonaquint Drive north of Southgate Golf Course. C. Consider a zone change on approximately 0.176 acres from PD-R (Planned Development Residential) to RE-12.5 (Residential Estates 12,5000 s.f. minimum lot size). The property is located on the south side of Colorado Drive and generally between 2050 E and Colorado Circle. D. Consider a zone change amendment to the Gordon Palmer/Southgate Area Planned Development to create a master sign plan. The prope...


Planning Commission Minutes 10/10/2006:
...te is located east of Tonaquint Drive and south (uphill) from the existing Southgate Hills subdivisions and Legacy Townhomes, to the ridgeline overlooking Bloomington. The area consists of approximately 54.0 acres. Ence Homes/SITLA applicant(s). Case No. 2006-GPA-006Bob Nicholson Community Development Director said the area they are to speak of tonight is located east side of Tonaquint Drive ridgeline. The power poles are along the east-west ridge. The area has been zoned open space for many years. Bob presented slides of the area. Bob said the power lines are in the proposed median. The request is to change the General Plan to very low density which would be 1 home per acre. Clustering housing is permitted with no increase in the overall density. There is a mandatory 100 ft. setback from the ridgeline. There is a major problem with water service. Until that issue is resolve he strongly recommends that this is not be approved. PLANNING COMMISSIONOctober 10, 2006Page FiveCommissioner Bracken commented this has been open space for many years. He would like to know what has happen to make this come forward tonight to be change. Bob replied that the applicant is requesting the change. Bob said he expects this was annexed into the City back in 1982 when Bloomington was brought into the City. Commissioner Campbell asked what percentage is buildable. Bob said there are 54 acres that are potentially buildable less the 100 ft. setback from the ridgeline. Commissioner Burks asked if this has to be heard or can they wait till the water issue is resolved. Chairman Almquist said they can still go through the public hearing process. Rob Reid from Rosenberg & Associates representing the applicant pointed out the water tank would be serviceable to some of the land. They are looking at other options to obtain the water pressure. Perhaps install another water tank to increase the water pressure. Korey Kinder with Ence said they are looking at this parcel as an amenity type area where there will be trails. They already have in their plans to have the homes off the 100 ft. ridgeline single-story. Their water pressures are durable in some areas of the land. They will not build unless there is adequate pressure. Out of the 138 acres they would only use 54 acres as the buildable area.Thomas Partridge lives in Bloomington. He did not receive a letter from the City regarding this project. He feels that everyone in Bloomington is not in favor of this project. Dick Lee he said he thought this would remain open space. He is opposed to the change.Anne Rosa said she is concerned about the traffic. Wants to keep it open space.Todd Goss with the Southern Utah’s Climber’s Coalition said if something is open space then it should remain open space. Wayne Pace does not have an objection to having this changed. He stated that above the water tank there is a historic concrete arrow that was first used for navigation. The arrow belongs to the Sons of Utah Pioneers. He would not want development to block access to that historic arrow. Jamie Carpenter her group has been working with Kent Perkins to set aside land on the west side of Tonaquint . She indicated that SITLA owns a lot of land. She feels SITLA of all people should be accountable to preserve the open space.PLANNING COMMISSIONOctober 10, 2006Page SixLynn Taylor lives below the water tank. He has a continuous problem with people throwing things off the hill. He said if there are trails along the ridgeline then there should be some control of the area.Kamarie Naase presented slides of her backyard which backs the cliffs. She wants to know what heavy impact there will be on the site during construction. The public safety issue is a very important. She would like to see the setback from the ridgeline changed to 200 ft. Dr. Creed Evans said he is in favor of building the homes on the 53 acres. He thinks the water can be pumped up to that location. Kyle Pasley with SITLA said their overall use of the project is nothing more than what was approved with Tonaquint Terrace. This is the same vision they have as what has already being build with Tonaquint Terrace. They would be willing to do a more detail plan on the development.Raymond Kuehne stated rocks have come down from that hill. Raymond mentioned Dr. Creed Evans home and that he did not abide by the 100 ft. setback from the ridgeline. They’re concerned that the City has not been very vigilant in enforcing these types of provisions. Chairman Almquist asked staff to give a little history regarding the hillside ordinance’s requirement for the rock fall and mitigation and the history of the 100 ft. setback. Bob Nicholson said he is quite certain that Mr. Evans received a building permit before the 100 ft. setback was in place. The City has been very diligent in assuring that the setbacks are met since they had been adopted in 1991 for new subdivisions. Bob said rock fall is a serious concern. If there were blasting for a new subdivision then that would have to be looked at. Bob said he met with the Barry Barnum City Director for Water and Energy Services and he said water pressure is not there today. MOTION: Commissioner Burks made a motion to recommend to City Council denial of an amendment to the City General Plan to change the land use designation of OS (Open Space) to VLDR (Very Low Density Residential up to 1 du/ac). The site is located east of Tonaquint Drive and south (uphill) from the existing Southgate Hills subdivisions and Legacy Townhomes, to the ridgeline overloo...


Public Notice Public Notice 04/14/2016:
...ider the following requests: A. Consider a zone change for The Joshuas at Southgate Phase 2 from R-3 (Multiple Family) to PD-R (Planned Development Residential) and amend the existing PD-R for Phase 3 on approximately 16.78 acres. The proposal is to consider a 20 unit townhouse and 44 single family patio houses for Phase 3, as well as, allow short term rentals for proposed and existing units for Phase 2 and 3. This site is located along Tonaquint Drive north of the Southgate Golf Course. B. Consider a zone change for the Bloomington Count...


Planning Commission Minutes 08/24/2004:
...e. PLANNING COMMISSIONAugust 24, 2004Page SevenE. Tonaquint Terrace at Southgate with 169 single-family residential lots located off of Tonaquint Drive, west of the Upper Sir Monte Drive and Tonaquint Drive intersection. Ed Burgess/Quality Development, applicant. Case No. 2004-PP-025Mark Bradley state that on August 19, 2004 the City Council considered a hillside development permit for this site. There is a proposed combination of concrete and stacked rock retaining walls throughout the development. One thing he does want to point out on the revised addendum there is a difference with the number of single-family homes from what was on the original agenda, from 171 down to 169 due to the alignment of one of the roads.MOTION: Commissioner Burks made a motion to recommend to City Council approval of a preliminary plat for Tonaquint Terrace at Southgate with 169 single-family residential lots located off of Tonaquint ...


Planning Commission Minutes 03/08/2005:
...tial development located off of Sir Monte Drive and Rolling Hills Drive on Southgate Hill. Mr. Brett Burgess/Quality Development, applicant. Case No. 2005-HS-004Mark said the Hillside Board recommends approval as submitted with the condition that they continue to work with staff to work out the surface water drainage as discussed at the meeting. He said one of the concerns staff has is the proposed slope map. Mark said for a cul-de-sac to work sometimes you need to raise it. Mark said as low as the homes are in the Legacy project and then the cul-de-sac being raised up it naturally imposes on those homes that are much lower because of the height of the grade. This is one of the concerns that staff has. Council Member Allen asked how high would the cul-de-sac need to be raised. Mark replied that they don’t have the exact numbers. MOTION: Commissioner Taylor made a motion to recommend to City Council approval of a request for a hillside development permit for a proposed single-family residential development located off of Sir Monte Drive and Rolling Hills Drive on Southgate Hill. Mr. Brett Burgess/Quality Development, applicant. Commissi...


Planning Commission Minutes 06/12/2012:
...MENT Consider approval of a final plat for “Lots 15, 16, and 25 of Southgate Views” a residential subdivision – easement abandonment. The representative is Mr. Jim Raines, Bush and Gudgell. The property is zoned R-1-10 (Single Family Residential 10,000 square foot minimum lot sizes and is located at on the north and south side of Winsor Drive at approximately 575 West and 2400 South. Case No. 2011-EA-004 Todd Jacobsen Project Manager said the platted easement shown on the Southgate Views final plat for the lots 15, 16, and 25 is for a 25-foot wid...


City Council Meeting Minutes Minutes 06/20/2019:
...lf’s revenues coming in higher then budgeted amounts; 3) To increase Southgate Golf’s Pro Shop merchandise budget due to golfers redeeming St. George City Council Minutes June 20, 2019 Page Three   certificates won in tournaments played in the prior year. The costs are covered by Southgate Golf’s revenues coming in higher than budgeted amounts; 4) ...


City Council Meeting Agenda Agenda 02/07/2019:
...e design and construction management of a replacement pump station for the Southgate pump station.        BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  The existing pump station at Southgate Golf Course is in need of replacement.  This Professional Se...


Planning Commission Agenda 07/23/2019 Agenda 07/23/2019:
...;   Consider an amended final subdivision plat for “Lot 24 Southgate Hills.”  The property is located at 2143 South Southgate Hills Drive and is zoned R-3 (Multi-Family). The representative i...


City Council Meeting Agenda Agenda 08/01/2019:
...acate a public utility drainage and irrigation easement located at Lot 24, Southgate Hills Phase 2.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This request is to consider an amended final subdivision plat located at 2143 South Southgate Hills Drive.  The purpose of this Amended Final Subdivision ...


PUBLIC NOTICE Public Notice 12/28/2015:
...20.43 acres. The property is generally located on Tonaquint Drive north of Southgate Golf Course. C. Consider a zone change on approximately 0.176 acres from PD-R (Planned Development Residential) to RE-12.5 (Residential Estates 12,5000 s.f. minimum lot size). The property is located on the south side of Colorado Drive and generally between 2050 E and Colorado Circle. D. Consider a zone change amendment to the Atkinville Interchange Zone Plan to add a planned development residential neighborhood within the milepost 2 interchange area to be called The Villas at Sun River St George on approximately 51.95 acres. The property is located along Interstate 15 to the east, Sun River Parkway to the north, a future city park and the Atkinville Wash to the south, and Arrowhead Canyon Drive to the west. E. Consider a zone change amendment to the Gordon Palmer/Southgate Area Planned Development to create a master sign plan. The prope...


City Council Regular Meeting Minutes Minutes 04/05/2018:
...itelaw explained that this bid is for a transmission line to feed from the Southgate substation to the Indian Hills substation.  The project includes design, installation, and materials.  This award is just for the purchase of steel poles.  Staff recommends awarding the bid to TransAmerican Power Products in the amount of $117,930.   Councilmember Hughes inquired if this amount was within the budget.  Mr. Whitelaw stated that it was.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to award the bid to TransAmerican Power Products in the amount of $117,930.             SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall.             VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:                                Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall - aye Councilmember Bowcutt – absent Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye                                        The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   Councilmember Ariel stepped out.   Councilmember Bowcutt returned.   St. George City Council Minutes April 5, 2018 Page Five   PUBLIC HEARING/AMEND PD-C/ORDINANCE: Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance amending the PD-C (Planned Development Commercial) zone for the Dinosaur Crossing Commercial Center located at approximately 597 South Mall Drive to develop a Panda Express restaurant on Lot 7.     City Planner Ray Snyder explained this is a request to review the proposed site plan/landscape plan, elevations, renderings, colors, and materials for one (1) proposed building on Lot 7.  He presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: plan; surveyed site plan (Lot 7); overall project site plan (Lot 7); colored site & landscape plan; elevations; height; materials & colors.  The Planning Commission recommended approval with recommended conditions.   Councilmember Arial returned during Mr. Snyder’s presentation.   Mayor Pike opened the public hearing:    Architect Christine Oneal introduced herself and asked the Council if they had any questions.    Mayor Pike closed the public hearing.                                                      MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the ordinance amending the PD-C zone for the Dinosaur Crossing Commercial Center to develop a Panda Express.             SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca.             VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a roll call vote, as follows:                                Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall - aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye                                        The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE: Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance changing the zone from R-1-10 (Single Family Residential 10,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size) to OS (Open Space) on approximately 13.3 acres located on the hillside between Bluff Street and Donlee Drive.   Planning and Zoning Manager John Willis stated that currently, the hillside is owned by the City and is zoned R-1-10 (Single Family Residential 10,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size).  This is a request to change the property to Open Space.  He presented a PowerPoint covering the following topics: general plan map; zoning map; and site plan.  The Planning Commission recommends approval.   St. George City Council Minutes April 5, 2018 Page Six   Mayor Pike opened the public hearing. There being no comment, he closed the public hearing.                                                       MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the ordinance changing the zone from R-1-10 to Open Space on approximately 13.3 acres located on the hillside between Bluff Street and Donlee Drive.             SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial.             VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a roll call vote, as follows:                                Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall - aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye                                        The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   VACATE LOT 2 FROM THE WEST CREEK COMMERCIAL SUBDIVISION PLAT/ORDINANCE: Consider approval of an ordinance vacating Lot 2 from the West Creek Commercial Center Subdivision Plat.   Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the request to vacate Lot 2 from the West Creek Commercial Subdivision Plat. He showed the plat and outlined the proposed vacation.  A new subdivision plat to be known as River Pointe Way Condominiums will be recorded in its place.  This new plat will convert an existing building into condominium units.    MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes the ordinance vacating Lot 2 from the West Creek Commercial Center Subdivision Plat.             SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt.             VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a roll call vote, as follows:                                Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall - aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye                                        The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   AMEND TITLE 1, CHAPTER 10B OF CITY CODE/ORDINANCE: Consider approval of an ordinance amending Title 1, Chapter 10B of City Code pertaining to Purchasing Policy; Contract.       St. George City Council Minutes April 5, 2018 Page Seven   City Manager Adam Lenhard stated the Council discussed amending the purchasing policy.  This is the ordinance to change that policy.   After being asked by Councilmember Bowcutt, Purchasing Manager Brett Whitelaw clarified how local preference is determined.    MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Baca to approve the ordinance amending Title 1, Chapter 10B of City Code pertaining to Purchasing Policy; Contract.             SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial.             VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a roll call vote, as follows:                                Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall - aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye                                        The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   ANNUAL WASTEWATER SYSTEM SELF ASSESSMENT/RESOLUTION: Consider approval of a resolution acknowledging the results of the annual wastewater system self-assessment.                                     City Manager Adam Lenhard explained the Division of Water Quality requires each wastewater system to conduct an annual self-assessment of their system and operations.      Water Services Director Scott Taylor stated that the condition of the system is good, but aging.  They are planning for much needed expansion and upgrades.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the resolution acknowledging the results of the annual wastewater system self-assessment.             SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall.             VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a roll call vote, as follows:                                Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall - aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye                                        The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.         St. George City Council Minutes April 5, 2018 Page Eight   LOCAL CONSENT: Consider approval of a request for a Class C alcohol license, a limited service restaurant,  for HuHot Mongolian Grill located at 250 North Red Cliffs Dr Suite 23.  Mongolian Grill Restaurant Operating Company, LLC, applicant.   Deputy City Attorney Paula Houston presented the request for a Class C alcohol license, a limited service restaurant,  for HuHot Mongolian Grill located at 250 North Red Cliffs Dr Suite 23.   She explained this restaurant is replacing the old Mongolian restaurant that was there.                                                                 MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the request for a Class C alcohol license for HuHot Mongolian Grill.               SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall.             VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:                                Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall - aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye                                        The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. AGREEMENT: Consider approval of a 5-year agreement for the 4th of July Carnival to be held at Town Square.  City of St. George, applicant.   City Manager Adam Lenhard explained this is a 5-year agreement for the carnival to be held at Town Square.  Staff recommends approval.                                                      MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the 5-year agreement for the 4th of July Carnival to be held at Town Square.             SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall.   After being asked by Councilmember Hughes, the Council stated there has not been any negative feedback from the neighbors.                 VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:                                Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall - aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye                                        The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.       St. George City Council Minutes April 5, 2018 Page Nine   LAND PURCHASE: Consider approval of the sale of 2,425 sq. ft. of City property located behind the Weese residence located at 1877 South Sundance Circle.  Troy & Shonna Weese, applicants.    Economic Development and Housing Director Matt Loo presented the request to purchase 2,425 sq. ft. of surplus City property behind of the Weese residence located at 1877 South Sundance Circle.  This request have been reviewed and approved by JUC.  He recommended approval of this request to purchase 2,425 sq. ft. for $1.50 per sq. ft.  The approval would be subject to review of the easement.                                                      MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the sale of 2,425 sq. ft. of City property located South Sundance Circle.              SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca.             VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:                                Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall - aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye                                        The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   FEE REDUCTION: Consider approval of a fee reduction for Dixie Little League to use City facilities.  Dixie Little League, applicant.   City Manager explained that staff has been working with Dixie Little League as they have requested a fee reduction for the use of City owned baseball fields.  It is recommended to allow Dixie Little League to pay a lump sum of $3,500 for this year to cover the fees for using the fields, including lights.                                                      MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve a fee reduction for Dixie Little League to use City facilities for an annual lump sum of $3,500.             SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt.             VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:                                Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall - aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye                                        The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.     St. George City Council Minutes April 5, 2018 Page Ten   BUILDING CONCEPTUAL SITE PLAN: Consider a request for a Building Design Conceptual Site Plan to develop the Blackhawk Townhomes in the R3 (Multiple Family) zone on approximately 10 acres located at the southwest corner of the intersection at Curly Hollow Drive and Tonaquint Drive.   Planning & Zoning Manager John Willis presented the proposal to construct twenty-six (26) two-story buildings with a total of ninety (90) units.  He presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: aerial map; zoning map; site plan; landscape plan; elevation, height, renderings; photos of similar projects by the developer; and materials board.  He reviewed the recommendations of the Planning Commission.  They will be required to provide pedestrian access to the potential future park.   Applicant Dennis Garr commented that the townhomes are pretty plain, but they can look at shutters and such.     MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the building conceptual site plan with the conditions made by the Planning Commission and if the applicant would like to add shutters. SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca noting affordable housing is important.             VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:                                Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall - aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye                                        The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   Councilmember Randall stepped out.   FINAL PLATS: Consider approving the final plat for the Bloomington County Club No. 12 Subdivision.   Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the final plat for the Bloomington Country Club No. 12 Subdivision, an 8-lot residential subdivision located at Goldenrod Circle, at approximately 1110 West and 3250 South; zoning is R-1-10 (Single Family Residential 10,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size).  He showed and outlined the final plat.                                                      MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the final plat for the Bloomington Country Club No. 12 Subdivision.              SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial.             VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows: St. George City Council Minutes April 5, 2018 Page Eleven                                Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall - absent Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye                                        The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   FINAL PLAT: Consider approving the final plat for The Escapes at The Ledges Phase 4.   Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the final plat for The Escapes at The Ledges Phase 4, a 31-lot residential subdivision located at the southeast intersection of Canyon Tree Drive and Arcadian Shores Drive at approximately 1650 West 4920 North; zoning is PD-R (Planned Development Residential).  He showed and outlined the final plat.                                                      MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the final plat for The Escapes at The Ledges Phase 4.             SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt.             VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:                                Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall - absent Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye                                        The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   FINAL PLAT: Consider approving the final plat for The Escapes at The Ledges Phase 5.   Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the final plat for The Escapes at The Ledges Phase 5, a 34-lot residential subdivision located at the southwest intersection of Canyon Tree Drive and Arcadian Shores Drive at approximately 1650 West 4920 North; zoning is PD-R (Planned Development Residential).  He showed and outlined the final plat.                                                      MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the final plat for The Escapes at The Ledges Phase 5.             SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca.             VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:                                Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall - absent Councilmember Bowcutt – aye   St. George City Council Minutes April 5, 2018 Page Twelve   Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye                                        The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   FINAL PLAT:             Consider approving the final plat for Grand Heights Phase 1.   Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the final plat for Grand Heights Phase 1, a 15-lot residential subdivision located east of the intersection of Cottonwood Springs Road and Red Rock Road at approximately 1420 East and 930 North; zoning is R-1-10 (Single Family Residential 10,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size).  He showed and outlined the final plat.                                                      MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Baca to approve the final plat for Grand Heights Phase 1.             SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt.             VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:                                Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall - aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye                                        The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   FINAL PLAT: Consider approving the final plat for the Riverwoods Mill Subdivision.   Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the final plat for the Riverwoods Mill Subdivision, a 3-lot commercial subdivision located east side of Dixie Drive and north of 1600 South Circle at approximately 900 West and 1600 South; is PD-C (Planned Development Commercial.  He showed and outlined the final plat.  Agreements with the developer were presented and discussed.   Councilmember Randall returned.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial approve the final plat for the Riverwoods Mill Subdivision contingent on an approved development agreement.             SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca.             VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:                                Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall - aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye   St. George City Council Minutes April 5, 2018 Page Thirteen   Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye                                        The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   FINAL PLAT: Consider approving the final plat for the Sage Canyon Phase 1 Subdivision.   Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the final plat for Sage Canyon Phase 1 Subdivision, a 20-lot residential subdivision located at the south side of White Dome Drive and east of River Road at approximately 1500 East and 6060 South; zoning is R-1-10 (Single Family Residential 10,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size).  He showed and outlined the final plat.                                                      MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the final plat for the Sage Canyon Phase 1 Subdivision.             SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial.             VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:                                Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall - aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye                                        The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   FINAL PLAT: Consider approving the final plat for The Vistas at Entrada Phase 3.   Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the final plat for The Vistas at Entrada Phase 3, a 7-lot residential subdivision located at Kachina Vistas Circle at approximately 2000 West and 2550 North; zoning is PD-R (Planned Development Residential).  He showed and outlined the final plat.        MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the final plat for The Vistas at Entrada Phase 3.             SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt.             VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:                                Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall - aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye                                        The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   St. George City Council Minutes April 5, 2018 Page Fourteen   FINAL PLAT: Consider approving the final plat for The Vistas at Entrada Phase 4.   Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the final plat for The Vistas at Entrada Phase 4, a 7-lot residential subdivision located at Kachina Vistas Circle at approximately 2000 West and 2500 North; zoning is PD-R (Planned Development Residential).  He showed and outlined the final plat.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the final plat for The Vistas at Entrada Phase 4.             SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial.             VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:                                Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall - aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye                                        The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   FINAL PLAT: Consider approving the final plat for River Pointe Way Condominiums.   Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the final plat for River Pointe Way Condominiums, a 1-lot condominium subdivision located at 772 North Dixie Drive; zoning is C-3.  This plat replaces lot 2, West Creek Commercial Subdivision that was recently approved.  He showed and outlined the final plat.                                                      MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the final plat for River Pointe Way Condominiums.             SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial.             VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:                                Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall - aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye                                        The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   AMENDED FINAL PLAT: Consider approving the amended final plat for Sun River St. George Phase 19 Amended.   Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the request to amend the final plat for Sun River St. George Phase 19 located south of the intersection at St. George City Council Minutes April 5, 2018 Page Fifteen   Horizon View Drive and Woodruff Circle at approximately 2030 West and 4890 South; zoning is PD-R (Planned Development Residential).  He showed the final plat and explained the purpose of this amended final plat is to change specific common area to exclusive common area, which means exclusive to this subdivision.  There will be a sub-HOA.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the amended final plat for Sun River St. George Phase 19 Amended.             SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca.             VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:                                Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall - aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye                                        The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   PRELIMINARY PLAT: Consider approving the preliminary plat for Blue Heron Estates.   Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the preliminary plat for Blue Heron Estates, a 22-lot residential subdivision located at approximately 1965 South 3000 East; zoning is RE-12.5 (Residential Estates 12,500 sq. ft. lot sizes).  He showed and outlined the preliminary plat.    The Council discussed the drainage and the road in this particular area.                                                                MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Baca to approve the preliminary plat for Blue Heron Estates as staff has recommended.             SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall.   After being asked by Councilmember Hughes, Mr. Jenkins noted they have not spoken to the neighbors on whether or not they would like to have curb and gutter.               VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:                                Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall - aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye                                        The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.       St. George City Council Minutes April 5, 2018 Page Sixteen   AMENDED PRELIMINARY PLAT: Consider approving the amended preliminary plat for Desert Plateau Phase 6.   Assistant Public Works Director presented the request to approve an amended preliminary plat for a 22-lot residential subdivision located at approximately Desert Point and Rimrunner; zoning is R-1-10 (Single Family Residential 10,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size).  This preliminary plat was approved in May of 2016; the amendment is to add lot 22 to the plat.  He showed the preliminary plat and outlined the proposed amendments.                                                      MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to amend the preliminary plat for Desert Plateau Phase 6.             SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt.             VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:                                Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall - aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye                                        The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   APPOINTMENTS TO BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS: City Manager Adam Lenhard stated that the City has been asked by Ivins and Santa Clara to get the Sand Hollow Aquatics Center Board up and running.  He believes it was active at one time.    Mayor Pike recommended appointing Councilmember Randall, Leisure Services Director Shane McAffee and himself to the Board.  He would like the other municipalities to assist more with the costs.  No terms are specified.    MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to Councilmember Randall, Leisure Services Director Shane McAffee and Mayor Jon Pike to the Sand Hollow Aquatics Center Board.             SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Hughes.             VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:                                Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall - aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye                                        The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.     St. George City Council Minutes April 5, 2018 Page Seventeen   Mayor Pike asked Councilmembers Baca and Bowcutt to work on an ad hoc committee with Leisure Services Director Shane McAffee regarding updating the Parks Master Plan.   City Manager Adam Lenhard noted the Sand Hollow Aquatics Center attendees are as follows:  75% from St. George, 13% from out of town, 7% Ivins, and 7% from Santa Clara.   RESOLUTION: Consider approval of resolution approving funding for Friends of SwitchPoint for the SwithPoint shelter.   Mayor Pike explained that a $360,000 grant recently expired and they were going to lay off some of their staff.  He and several members of City staff met with them and assisted them in obtaining a one-time grant in the amount of $300,000 to fund shelter services currently provided at its homeless shelter.  The grant payment is not anticipated to be received by SwitchPoint until November 2018, and therefore the funds will not be received in time to fund caseworker services for the next six (6) months.  SwitchPoint has requested funds from the City as it is in need of temporary funds to assist in providing services to the homeless at its shelter.  It is recommended to approve the resolution using $122,000 in funds from the Housing Fund earmarked for affordable housing projects.   Councilmember Hughes noted there have been long discussions – they do not want to let people go as case management is the key to this program.  He stated the Riverwalk project is another source of income for SwitchPoint.  The board does a good job of raising funds.  He would like the City to fill in that gap.  The Board is going to have a special meeting about fundraising – an expert is coming to tell how he has done it and ideas.    City Manager Adam Lenhard clarified that giving them $61,000 a month would have cash flow problems, but he feels they can be worked out.  It does take funds from Riverwalk and Budget and Financial Planning Manger Deanna Brklacich will address that so that it is done correctly.   Councilmember Hughes stated they will have all of the financials for the Council to view.  He read portions of the resolution.                                                      MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the resolution approving funding for Fiends of SwitchPoint for the SwitchPoint shelter.             SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall.             VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a roll call vote, as follows:   Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall - aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye     St. George City Council Minutes April 5, 2018 Page Eighteen   Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye                                        The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   BILLBOARD DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT: Consider approval of a Billboard Development Agreement with YESCO.   Deputy City Attorney Paula Houston explained the billboard is near the Southgate Townhomes.  YESCO has agreed to move the billboard and to in...


City Council Regular Meeting Minutes Minutes 04/05/2018:
...itelaw explained that this bid is for a transmission line to feed from the Southgate substation to the Indian Hills substation.  The project includes design, installation, and materials.  This award is just for the purchase of steel poles.  Staff recommends awarding the bid to TransAmerican Power Products in the amount of $117,930.   Councilmember Hughes inquired if this amount was within the budget.  Mr. Whitelaw stated that it was.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to award the bid to TransAmerican Power Products in the amount of $117,930.             SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall.             VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:                                Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall - aye Councilmember Bowcutt – absent Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye                                        The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   Councilmember Ariel stepped out.   Councilmember Bowcutt returned.   St. George City Council Minutes April 5, 2018 Page Five   PUBLIC HEARING/AMEND PD-C/ORDINANCE: Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance amending the PD-C (Planned Development Commercial) zone for the Dinosaur Crossing Commercial Center located at approximately 597 South Mall Drive to develop a Panda Express restaurant on Lot 7.     City Planner Ray Snyder explained this is a request to review the proposed site plan/landscape plan, elevations, renderings, colors, and materials for one (1) proposed building on Lot 7.  He presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: plan; surveyed site plan (Lot 7); overall project site plan (Lot 7); colored site & landscape plan; elevations; height; materials & colors.  The Planning Commission recommended approval with recommended conditions.   Councilmember Arial returned during Mr. Snyder’s presentation.   Mayor Pike opened the public hearing:    Architect Christine Oneal introduced herself and asked the Council if they had any questions.    Mayor Pike closed the public hearing.                                                      MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the ordinance amending the PD-C zone for the Dinosaur Crossing Commercial Center to develop a Panda Express.             SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca.             VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a roll call vote, as follows:                                Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall - aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye                                        The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE: Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance changing the zone from R-1-10 (Single Family Residential 10,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size) to OS (Open Space) on approximately 13.3 acres located on the hillside between Bluff Street and Donlee Drive.   Planning and Zoning Manager John Willis stated that currently, the hillside is owned by the City and is zoned R-1-10 (Single Family Residential 10,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size).  This is a request to change the property to Open Space.  He presented a PowerPoint covering the following topics: general plan map; zoning map; and site plan.  The Planning Commission recommends approval.   St. George City Council Minutes April 5, 2018 Page Six   Mayor Pike opened the public hearing. There being no comment, he closed the public hearing.                                                       MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the ordinance changing the zone from R-1-10 to Open Space on approximately 13.3 acres located on the hillside between Bluff Street and Donlee Drive.             SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial.             VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a roll call vote, as follows:                                Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall - aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye                                        The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   VACATE LOT 2 FROM THE WEST CREEK COMMERCIAL SUBDIVISION PLAT/ORDINANCE: Consider approval of an ordinance vacating Lot 2 from the West Creek Commercial Center Subdivision Plat.   Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the request to vacate Lot 2 from the West Creek Commercial Subdivision Plat. He showed the plat and outlined the proposed vacation.  A new subdivision plat to be known as River Pointe Way Condominiums will be recorded in its place.  This new plat will convert an existing building into condominium units.    MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes the ordinance vacating Lot 2 from the West Creek Commercial Center Subdivision Plat.             SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt.             VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a roll call vote, as follows:                                Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall - aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye                                        The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   AMEND TITLE 1, CHAPTER 10B OF CITY CODE/ORDINANCE: Consider approval of an ordinance amending Title 1, Chapter 10B of City Code pertaining to Purchasing Policy; Contract.       St. George City Council Minutes April 5, 2018 Page Seven   City Manager Adam Lenhard stated the Council discussed amending the purchasing policy.  This is the ordinance to change that policy.   After being asked by Councilmember Bowcutt, Purchasing Manager Brett Whitelaw clarified how local preference is determined.    MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Baca to approve the ordinance amending Title 1, Chapter 10B of City Code pertaining to Purchasing Policy; Contract.             SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial.             VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a roll call vote, as follows:                                Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall - aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye                                        The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   ANNUAL WASTEWATER SYSTEM SELF ASSESSMENT/RESOLUTION: Consider approval of a resolution acknowledging the results of the annual wastewater system self-assessment.                                     City Manager Adam Lenhard explained the Division of Water Quality requires each wastewater system to conduct an annual self-assessment of their system and operations.      Water Services Director Scott Taylor stated that the condition of the system is good, but aging.  They are planning for much needed expansion and upgrades.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the resolution acknowledging the results of the annual wastewater system self-assessment.             SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall.             VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a roll call vote, as follows:                                Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall - aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye                                        The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.         St. George City Council Minutes April 5, 2018 Page Eight   LOCAL CONSENT: Consider approval of a request for a Class C alcohol license, a limited service restaurant,  for HuHot Mongolian Grill located at 250 North Red Cliffs Dr Suite 23.  Mongolian Grill Restaurant Operating Company, LLC, applicant.   Deputy City Attorney Paula Houston presented the request for a Class C alcohol license, a limited service restaurant,  for HuHot Mongolian Grill located at 250 North Red Cliffs Dr Suite 23.   She explained this restaurant is replacing the old Mongolian restaurant that was there.                                                                 MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the request for a Class C alcohol license for HuHot Mongolian Grill.               SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall.             VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:                                Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall - aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye                                        The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. AGREEMENT: Consider approval of a 5-year agreement for the 4th of July Carnival to be held at Town Square.  City of St. George, applicant.   City Manager Adam Lenhard explained this is a 5-year agreement for the carnival to be held at Town Square.  Staff recommends approval.                                                      MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the 5-year agreement for the 4th of July Carnival to be held at Town Square.             SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall.   After being asked by Councilmember Hughes, the Council stated there has not been any negative feedback from the neighbors.                 VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:                                Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall - aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye                                        The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.       St. George City Council Minutes April 5, 2018 Page Nine   LAND PURCHASE: Consider approval of the sale of 2,425 sq. ft. of City property located behind the Weese residence located at 1877 South Sundance Circle.  Troy & Shonna Weese, applicants.    Economic Development and Housing Director Matt Loo presented the request to purchase 2,425 sq. ft. of surplus City property behind of the Weese residence located at 1877 South Sundance Circle.  This request have been reviewed and approved by JUC.  He recommended approval of this request to purchase 2,425 sq. ft. for $1.50 per sq. ft.  The approval would be subject to review of the easement.                                                      MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the sale of 2,425 sq. ft. of City property located South Sundance Circle.              SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca.             VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:                                Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall - aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye                                        The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   FEE REDUCTION: Consider approval of a fee reduction for Dixie Little League to use City facilities.  Dixie Little League, applicant.   City Manager explained that staff has been working with Dixie Little League as they have requested a fee reduction for the use of City owned baseball fields.  It is recommended to allow Dixie Little League to pay a lump sum of $3,500 for this year to cover the fees for using the fields, including lights.                                                      MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve a fee reduction for Dixie Little League to use City facilities for an annual lump sum of $3,500.             SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt.             VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:                                Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall - aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye                                        The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.     St. George City Council Minutes April 5, 2018 Page Ten   BUILDING CONCEPTUAL SITE PLAN: Consider a request for a Building Design Conceptual Site Plan to develop the Blackhawk Townhomes in the R3 (Multiple Family) zone on approximately 10 acres located at the southwest corner of the intersection at Curly Hollow Drive and Tonaquint Drive.   Planning & Zoning Manager John Willis presented the proposal to construct twenty-six (26) two-story buildings with a total of ninety (90) units.  He presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: aerial map; zoning map; site plan; landscape plan; elevation, height, renderings; photos of similar projects by the developer; and materials board.  He reviewed the recommendations of the Planning Commission.  They will be required to provide pedestrian access to the potential future park.   Applicant Dennis Garr commented that the townhomes are pretty plain, but they can look at shutters and such.     MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the building conceptual site plan with the conditions made by the Planning Commission and if the applicant would like to add shutters. SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca noting affordable housing is important.             VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:                                Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall - aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye                                        The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   Councilmember Randall stepped out.   FINAL PLATS: Consider approving the final plat for the Bloomington County Club No. 12 Subdivision.   Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the final plat for the Bloomington Country Club No. 12 Subdivision, an 8-lot residential subdivision located at Goldenrod Circle, at approximately 1110 West and 3250 South; zoning is R-1-10 (Single Family Residential 10,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size).  He showed and outlined the final plat.                                                      MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the final plat for the Bloomington Country Club No. 12 Subdivision.              SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial.             VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows: St. George City Council Minutes April 5, 2018 Page Eleven                                Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall - absent Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye                                        The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   FINAL PLAT: Consider approving the final plat for The Escapes at The Ledges Phase 4.   Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the final plat for The Escapes at The Ledges Phase 4, a 31-lot residential subdivision located at the southeast intersection of Canyon Tree Drive and Arcadian Shores Drive at approximately 1650 West 4920 North; zoning is PD-R (Planned Development Residential).  He showed and outlined the final plat.                                                      MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the final plat for The Escapes at The Ledges Phase 4.             SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt.             VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:                                Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall - absent Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye                                        The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   FINAL PLAT: Consider approving the final plat for The Escapes at The Ledges Phase 5.   Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the final plat for The Escapes at The Ledges Phase 5, a 34-lot residential subdivision located at the southwest intersection of Canyon Tree Drive and Arcadian Shores Drive at approximately 1650 West 4920 North; zoning is PD-R (Planned Development Residential).  He showed and outlined the final plat.                                                      MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the final plat for The Escapes at The Ledges Phase 5.             SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca.             VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:                                Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall - absent Councilmember Bowcutt – aye   St. George City Council Minutes April 5, 2018 Page Twelve   Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye                                        The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   FINAL PLAT:             Consider approving the final plat for Grand Heights Phase 1.   Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the final plat for Grand Heights Phase 1, a 15-lot residential subdivision located east of the intersection of Cottonwood Springs Road and Red Rock Road at approximately 1420 East and 930 North; zoning is R-1-10 (Single Family Residential 10,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size).  He showed and outlined the final plat.                                                      MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Baca to approve the final plat for Grand Heights Phase 1.             SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt.             VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:                                Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall - aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye                                        The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   FINAL PLAT: Consider approving the final plat for the Riverwoods Mill Subdivision.   Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the final plat for the Riverwoods Mill Subdivision, a 3-lot commercial subdivision located east side of Dixie Drive and north of 1600 South Circle at approximately 900 West and 1600 South; is PD-C (Planned Development Commercial.  He showed and outlined the final plat.  Agreements with the developer were presented and discussed.   Councilmember Randall returned.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial approve the final plat for the Riverwoods Mill Subdivision contingent on an approved development agreement.             SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca.             VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:                                Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall - aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye   St. George City Council Minutes April 5, 2018 Page Thirteen   Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye                                        The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   FINAL PLAT: Consider approving the final plat for the Sage Canyon Phase 1 Subdivision.   Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the final plat for Sage Canyon Phase 1 Subdivision, a 20-lot residential subdivision located at the south side of White Dome Drive and east of River Road at approximately 1500 East and 6060 South; zoning is R-1-10 (Single Family Residential 10,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size).  He showed and outlined the final plat.                                                      MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the final plat for the Sage Canyon Phase 1 Subdivision.             SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial.             VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:                                Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall - aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye                                        The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   FINAL PLAT: Consider approving the final plat for The Vistas at Entrada Phase 3.   Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the final plat for The Vistas at Entrada Phase 3, a 7-lot residential subdivision located at Kachina Vistas Circle at approximately 2000 West and 2550 North; zoning is PD-R (Planned Development Residential).  He showed and outlined the final plat.        MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the final plat for The Vistas at Entrada Phase 3.             SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt.             VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:                                Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall - aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye                                        The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   St. George City Council Minutes April 5, 2018 Page Fourteen   FINAL PLAT: Consider approving the final plat for The Vistas at Entrada Phase 4.   Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the final plat for The Vistas at Entrada Phase 4, a 7-lot residential subdivision located at Kachina Vistas Circle at approximately 2000 West and 2500 North; zoning is PD-R (Planned Development Residential).  He showed and outlined the final plat.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the final plat for The Vistas at Entrada Phase 4.             SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial.             VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:                                Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall - aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye                                        The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   FINAL PLAT: Consider approving the final plat for River Pointe Way Condominiums.   Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the final plat for River Pointe Way Condominiums, a 1-lot condominium subdivision located at 772 North Dixie Drive; zoning is C-3.  This plat replaces lot 2, West Creek Commercial Subdivision that was recently approved.  He showed and outlined the final plat.                                                      MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the final plat for River Pointe Way Condominiums.             SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial.             VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:                                Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall - aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye                                        The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   AMENDED FINAL PLAT: Consider approving the amended final plat for Sun River St. George Phase 19 Amended.   Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the request to amend the final plat for Sun River St. George Phase 19 located south of the intersection at St. George City Council Minutes April 5, 2018 Page Fifteen   Horizon View Drive and Woodruff Circle at approximately 2030 West and 4890 South; zoning is PD-R (Planned Development Residential).  He showed the final plat and explained the purpose of this amended final plat is to change specific common area to exclusive common area, which means exclusive to this subdivision.  There will be a sub-HOA.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the amended final plat for Sun River St. George Phase 19 Amended.             SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca.             VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:                                Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall - aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye                                        The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   PRELIMINARY PLAT: Consider approving the preliminary plat for Blue Heron Estates.   Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the preliminary plat for Blue Heron Estates, a 22-lot residential subdivision located at approximately 1965 South 3000 East; zoning is RE-12.5 (Residential Estates 12,500 sq. ft. lot sizes).  He showed and outlined the preliminary plat.    The Council discussed the drainage and the road in this particular area.                                                                MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Baca to approve the preliminary plat for Blue Heron Estates as staff has recommended.             SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall.   After being asked by Councilmember Hughes, Mr. Jenkins noted they have not spoken to the neighbors on whether or not they would like to have curb and gutter.               VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:                                Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall - aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye                                        The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.       St. George City Council Minutes April 5, 2018 Page Sixteen   AMENDED PRELIMINARY PLAT: Consider approving the amended preliminary plat for Desert Plateau Phase 6.   Assistant Public Works Director presented the request to approve an amended preliminary plat for a 22-lot residential subdivision located at approximately Desert Point and Rimrunner; zoning is R-1-10 (Single Family Residential 10,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size).  This preliminary plat was approved in May of 2016; the amendment is to add lot 22 to the plat.  He showed the preliminary plat and outlined the proposed amendments.                                                      MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to amend the preliminary plat for Desert Plateau Phase 6.             SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt.             VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:                                Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall - aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye                                        The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   APPOINTMENTS TO BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS: City Manager Adam Lenhard stated that the City has been asked by Ivins and Santa Clara to get the Sand Hollow Aquatics Center Board up and running.  He believes it was active at one time.    Mayor Pike recommended appointing Councilmember Randall, Leisure Services Director Shane McAffee and himself to the Board.  He would like the other municipalities to assist more with the costs.  No terms are specified.    MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to Councilmember Randall, Leisure Services Director Shane McAffee and Mayor Jon Pike to the Sand Hollow Aquatics Center Board.             SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Hughes.             VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:                                Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall - aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye                                        The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.     St. George City Council Minutes April 5, 2018 Page Seventeen   Mayor Pike asked Councilmembers Baca and Bowcutt to work on an ad hoc committee with Leisure Services Director Shane McAffee regarding updating the Parks Master Plan.   City Manager Adam Lenhard noted the Sand Hollow Aquatics Center attendees are as follows:  75% from St. George, 13% from out of town, 7% Ivins, and 7% from Santa Clara.   RESOLUTION: Consider approval of resolution approving funding for Friends of SwitchPoint for the SwithPoint shelter.   Mayor Pike explained that a $360,000 grant recently expired and they were going to lay off some of their staff.  He and several members of City staff met with them and assisted them in obtaining a one-time grant in the amount of $300,000 to fund shelter services currently provided at its homeless shelter.  The grant payment is not anticipated to be received by SwitchPoint until November 2018, and therefore the funds will not be received in time to fund caseworker services for the next six (6) months.  SwitchPoint has requested funds from the City as it is in need of temporary funds to assist in providing services to the homeless at its shelter.  It is recommended to approve the resolution using $122,000 in funds from the Housing Fund earmarked for affordable housing projects.   Councilmember Hughes noted there have been long discussions – they do not want to let people go as case management is the key to this program.  He stated the Riverwalk project is another source of income for SwitchPoint.  The board does a good job of raising funds.  He would like the City to fill in that gap.  The Board is going to have a special meeting about fundraising – an expert is coming to tell how he has done it and ideas.    City Manager Adam Lenhard clarified that giving them $61,000 a month would have cash flow problems, but he feels they can be worked out.  It does take funds from Riverwalk and Budget and Financial Planning Manger Deanna Brklacich will address that so that it is done correctly.   Councilmember Hughes stated they will have all of the financials for the Council to view.  He read portions of the resolution.                                                      MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the resolution approving funding for Fiends of SwitchPoint for the SwitchPoint shelter.             SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall.             VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a roll call vote, as follows:   Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall - aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye     St. George City Council Minutes April 5, 2018 Page Eighteen   Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye                                        The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   BILLBOARD DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT: Consider approval of a Billboard Development Agreement with YESCO.   Deputy City Attorney Paula Houston explained the billboard is near the Southgate Townhomes.  YESCO has agreed to move the billboard and to in...


Planning Commission Minutes 11/14/2006:
...o. 2006-FP-085D. Consider approval of an amended final plat for Joshuas at Southgate Phase 2 Amended with 47 units located off Tonaquint Drive. The purpose of the amendment is to re-align road “A” from Road “C” to the easterly boundary line of the future “Joshuas at Southgate Phase 3” development. Brandon Anderson, representative. Case ...


Planning Commission Agenda 01/22/2008:
...for Beveridge Parcel with four (4) single-family lots. The property is in Southgate at Sir Monte Drive and Balboa Way. Mr. Mundy Dutton, applicant. Case No. 2007-PP-021.3. HILLSIDE PERMITConsider a request for a hillside permit for “The Beveridge Parcel.” The property is located in Southgate at Sir Monte Drive and Balboa Way. Mr. Mundy Dutton, applicant. ...


Planning Commission Minutes 08/14/2012:
...wo-story units per cluster. The proposed project would look similar to the Southgate townhomes located along I-15 and south of the Southgate golf course. Both the applicant and staff have provided photos of...


City Council Meeting Minutes Minutes 04/19/2018:
...To increase the budgets for merchandise purchased for re-sale for both the Southgate and Sunbrook Golf Course pro shops due to special orders and tournament merchandise with an offsetting increase in merchandise sales revenues; 5) To increase Southgate Golf's improvements budget for the approved carpet replacement pr...


Planning Commission Agenda 12/12/2006:
.... Case No. 2006-FP-113D. Consider approval of a final plat for Joshuas @ Southgate Phase 3 with 53 single-family lots located approximately 2070 South and Tonaquint Drive. Brandon Anderson, representative. Case No. 2006-FP-111E. Consider approval of an amended final plat for Creekside Homes 2nd Amendment located at 351 So. Valley View Drive. City of St. George, initiated. Case No. 2006-FPA-114 F. Consider approval of a final plat for Mission Place Commercial Center with 4 commercial lots located at Riverside Drive and 400 East. Reid Pope, representative. Case No. 2006-FP-1122. PRELIMINARY PLATSA. Consider a preliminary plat request for Legacy Phase 13 with 21 single- family residential lots located in the easterly portion of the Legacy Townhome Subdivision adjacent to Legacy Phase 7 and the Southgate Golf Course. Matt Smith, representative. Case No. 2006-PP-051...


Planning Commission Minutes 07/28/2005:
...ion. All voted aye.C. Consider a preliminary plat for Tonaquint Valley at Southgate with 111 single-family residential lots located at 1200 West and approximately 2200 South, west of Tonaquint Drive. Quality Development, applicant. Case No. 2005-PP-037Bob Nicholson said this is the same area that is next to the final plat they just approved. The only issue is the 2070 South comes off by the church and staff has asked for a 90 ft. right-of-way and the developers have agreed to accommodate that even though it may not be built initially. Commissioner Clayton asked who will maintain the medians? Cathy Hasfurther replied the City will. Staff would recommend approval with the 90 ft. right–of-way on 2070 South.Jim Raines with Bush & Gudgell said there will be connectivity in the property that is owned by Gary Brown. When they originally developed Tonaquint Terrace they didn’t have this connectivity. PLANNING COMMISSIONJuly 28, 2005Page EightMOTION: Commissioner Clayton made a motion to recommend to City Council approval of a preliminary plat for Tonaquint Valley at Southgate with 111 single-family residential lots located at 1200 West and ...


City Council Minutes 03/17/2005:
...March 8, 2005, recommended approval of the hillside development permit for Southgate Views located off of Sir Monte Drive and Rolling Hills Drive on Southgate Hill subject to the recommendations of the Hillside Review Board....


City Council Minutes 08/31/2000:
... He advised that during reseeding nine holes are kept open at all times at Southgate, Red Hills and St. George Golf Club, and 18 holes are kept open at Sunbrook. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that as more and more pass players play in October and November, the fees have remained the same, and no one else can get on the courses. Councilmember Whatcott advised St. George City’s prices should not be compared with the competition, as the City must do what is best for its residents, the golf courses, and the City’s budget. Other courses will not change their fees based on what St. George does, and St. George should not change their fees based on what others are doing. City Manager Gary Esplin advised staff is recommending that sales tax be recouped, but will proceed in any way directed by the City Council. Staff is also recommending that rates be raised at Sunbrook in order to raise money for capital improvements there. The recommended fee is still fair and competitive. Mr. Terry advised that 250 resident punch cards are sold at Sunbrook each year. It is also recommended that residents receive discounts at all courses with a resident card. The card may be obtained at Leisure Services by showing voter registration, a property tax notice, a drivers license, or a St. George City utility bill. The price of a resident discount card is $10 per year. Councilmember Orton commented he felt comfortable with the recommended changes as the City Council is committed to keeping its golf courses the finest in the State, and the new fee structure is a positive step to maintain the golf courses, while still remaining competitive. Mr. Terry reported that the new bridges at Southgate and St. George Golf Club will be in by November, with cart path w...


City Council Minutes 11/23/2004:
... DISCUSSION CONCERNING WATER PRESSURE AND BUILDING IN THE AREA ABOVE THE SOUTHGATE GOLF COURSE: Water Services Director Barry Barnum explained that when Gerry Brown began developing in the Southgate area, he installed a water tank with the idea it would serve his ...


City Council Minutes 01/13/2005:
...d in. Matt Loo reported that eight holes were lost in the front nine of Southgate, along with the water pump. The repair process will take eight months to one year once it can be figured out what to do with the channel. In Sunbrook one and maybe two greens were damaged and are being redesigned, along with the Woodbridge nine. It is hoped that approval can be obtained to do a temporary nine and 27 holes at Sunbrook by Tuesday. Several bridges were lost. Contractors are ready to help out. Energy Services Director Phil Solomon reported that power has been restored to everyone. Staff is in the process of energizing the Gunlock line to five wells. There is damage at the Southgate substation. One of the main circuits will have to be repaired an...


City Council Minutes 01/26/2006:
... $500,000 last year due to the flooding. Mayor McArthur commented that Southgate has not even been rebuilt. City Manager Gary Esplin invited Mr. Williams to review the City audit to see where funds for the golf courses are coming from. He commented that if the golf courses were making money, or even breaking even, this discussion would not be necessary. John Gallagher commented that he represented a pool of 10 seniors concerned with the increase in the punch card or cache card. He commented that in the heat of the summer the non-residents will not play, but the residents will. He stated he felt the rate for the first two quarters should be at least absorbed in part in the summer rate, and that residents should get a break due to the increased cost of utilities, prescription drugs and health insurance premiums. Doug Crandall suggested that a tax form be used to prove residency. He inquired what would happen to any balance left on a punch card. Mayor McArthur replied that the balance could be used up at the rate purchased. City Manager Gary Esplin replied that golfers can use the punch card until it is gone. Mr. Crandall commented it would be more reasonable to maintain the punch cards and maintain a resident and non-resident rate. He stated he could not afford to pay $600 for two cache cards - one for his wife. He stated the cost of living index was not equal to the cost of the increase. City Manager Gary Esplin replied that a husband and wife could use the same card. He clarified that at Sunbrook someone without a cache card would be paying 33% more than someone with a cache card. St. George City Council Minutes January 26, 2006 Page Five Council Member Whatcott commented that the proposal is for some rates to go up, and for some to remain the same. There is a difference between the resident vs. non-resident rate through purchase of a cache card, and this is a reasonable and fair rate for locals. Mr. Williams inquired how to upgrade the cache card. Mayor McArthur replied that it could be upgraded at any time, with any amount put on it. Mr. Williams suggested that residency could be determined by a tax return form. Council Member Orton commented that staff has tried to come up with the fairest and simplest rate it can with residents in mind, but there may have to be adjustments from time to time. Mr. Crandall inquired about the balance left on a cache card if a spouse dies. Mayor McArthur replied that it could be used by the surviving spouse. Robert Punkley commented he did not agree with the fee increase because $300 would not pay for green fees and a cart two times a week for one year. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that refunds would not be given on the cache card. Refunds are not given on the current punch card. However, if someone becomes legitimately incapacitated and cannot golf, a refund would be considered on a case by case basis. Council Member Allen commented that if the City were raising golf rates a dollar or two yearly, this discussion would not have to be held and the increase would be easier to absorb. The proposed increase amounts to just that - an increase of a dollar or two over the last several years. She suggested that golf fees should be looked at and adjusted yearly until the bonds were paid. Council Member Gardner commented that considering how long it has been since the last adjustment, the proposed increase is reasonable. Council Member Whatcott commented that while it is true medicine and insurance have gone up for the elderly, the cost of fertilizer and employee salaries have also gone up, and in order for the City to stay equal, a rate increase is a reality. He inquired about the minimum needed to refill a cache card. Assistant City Manager Marc Mortensen suggested that the minimum be $300. He explained that the cache card is also a loyalty card. It would be good in season Monday through Thursday, and in the off-season, seven days a week. Council Member Whatcott expressed concern about the initial $300 outlay on those on a set income. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that a golf pass would also be available for four months of the year, from June until September, at $100 a month. This pass would be separate from the cache card. Council Member Whatcott inquired about motel golf packages. He suggested that golf packages should be paying the rack rate which would justify obtaining a tee time six months in advance. He suggested that discount rates for golf packages be abolished. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that a decision on the fee increases had to be made by February 1. Any new rates approved will become effective February 1. Council Member Whatcott commented that the pros know who have punch cards and they should give the punch card rates but not sell any punch cards until the change happens. An unidentified gentleman inquired what the 18 hole rate for Southgate would be. St. George City Council Minutes January 26, 200...


City Council Minutes 11/18/1999:
...of the critical projects in the plan was to extend a major artery near the Southgate area from Bluff Street to Hilton Drive along the toe of the Black Hill. The plan adopted depends on the City being able to get adequate funds, coupled with private funds from the properties fronting the road. When the Black Ridge Commercial Center was approved, this created a setting to obtain private funding. The last eleven months have been spent meeting with property owners benefitting from the improvements, working through issues and concerns, and the last four weeks the proposed creation of a SID has been advertised which would ensure funding and financing. Two protests to creation of the district have been received. By area, 88% is in favor with 12% opposing. By frontage, 75% are in favor with 25% opposed. The City is contributing to the project the equivalent of two improved lanes in the amount of $265,000. Staff is City Council Minutes November 18, 1999 Page Eight recommending the road be widened to 100' instead of the usual 80' because 50,000 cars a day are projected to travel this road. An additional 10' of right-of-way is being asked to be dedicated by property owners, with an additional $200,000 being contributed by the City. The Water Department is also extending a 20" water line along the route with a cost-sharing arrangement between property owners and the City. Key elements of the project are to connect all the different roads into that major road, including 250 West and Airport Road. It is proposed that in the next budget year the City prioritize funds for improvement of Airport Road 700' up the hill at a cost of $100,000, with the second phase to be done at a later date. Councilmembers Orton and Gardner questioned the need for a 100' road. Mr. Bulloch explained that only 80' would be built right now, but the City is committed to come in when needed and expand the roadway an additional two lanes to 100' at the City?s cost to accommodate the projected large amount of traffic. Mayor McArthur commented that the Hilton Drive right-of-way is 100', but it is currently 80' with two 10' easements. Mr. Bulloch stated that the 20 year planning period estimates 50,000 cars per day on this road. Councilmember Gardner requested clarification of the design of the intersection at Black Ridge and Hilton Drive. Mr. Bulloch explained the intersection design, and advised the SID will fund the ?plumbing? for the signal, with the City paying for the signal when warranted. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. Steve Layton advised he represented himself and his sister, Leslie Dakin. He read the protest letter he and his sister submitted to the City Council, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit ?A?. He advised he did not think the assessment was equitable. Mayor McArthur commented that even though Mr. Layton considers his property as two different parcels, they could be developed as one parcel. Mr. Layton commented the two parcels have different elevations, and access off of Black Ridge Drive will not benefit his property as it already has access off Hilton Drive, and the small triangular piece of property will not benefit at all. Randy Green, representing Black Ridge Commercial Center, advised his project has taken on a disproportionate share in the cost of acreage assessment, but also has the most immediate need for the improvements. He advised that recognizing most of the surrounding property owners had already participated in a SID in the area, they increased their share of participation. He advised a number of issues were evaluated in trying to come up with an equitable process, and initially there was not a lot of support for the SID. That support began to grow as property owners acknowledged their property values would increase by having Black Ridge Drive. He advised the City has been very reasonable to deal with and a good working relationship has been established. Gerry Brown, representing the Southgate Group, stated the new road is necessary and the timing is right. ...


City Council Minutes 08/01/2002:
...ement for operation of the food and beverage service at the St. George and Southgate Golf Courses. City Manager Esplin explained there have been problems keeping concessionaires at the golf courses. The applicant is currently providing concessions at the Dixie Center and has a history in the food service business. He explained the staff is comfortable with the applicant. The only concern is the representation of the two facilities with regard to improvements. He advised the City can't commit to any improvements other than minor repair work that would bring the facilities up to code. He indicated that perhaps in the future there will be funds for additional improvements, but at this time there are no funds for improvements other than those required to bring the facility up to health code specifications. Council Member Orton asked what hours the concessions will be open. Dave Terry indicated the general snack bar/concessionaire agreement that was used in the past will be fine tuned and used for this situation. It states any hours the course is open and has players the snack bar is to be open. He indicated the concessionaire may have all their staff on the golf course if it is feasible for the situation. Council Member Allen commented that many of the improvements listed are things that need to be done like oven repair, fire suppression system and asked if those things will be repaired. Dave Terry explained those types of repairs have to done to meet health codes and will be made. He explained that Fairway Catering needs to understand some of the improvements listed may be made in the future and the City can't commit to a time frame. Council Member Gardner commented that if the issue of improvements concerns the applicant, they are free to back out of the agreement. Wayne Sittre with Fairway Catering commented that he understands the agreement stipulates that the facilities will be up to code, as his company does not want to be in a position of bringing the facilities up to code. As far as other design changes, he realizes those will be done sometime in the future. Council Member Allen made a motion to approve the concessionaire agreement for operation of the food and beverage service at the St. George and Southgate Golf Courses. Council Member Orton seconded the motion. ...


City Council Minutes 03/04/2016:
...LOPMENT/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider amending the Gordon Palmer/Southgate area Planned Development to create a master sign plan. Stephen Wade Auto Group, applicant. Planning and Zoning Manager John Willis presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: Aerial map of subject properties; plan of the proposed Mercedes Benz sign; site plan for the proposed Mercedes Benz sing; plan of the proposed Toyota sign; map of the Toyota sign location; and a chart of what is being proposed. The Planning Commission recommended approval. Mayor Pike opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the ordinance amending the Gordon Palmer/Southgate area Planned Development to create a master sign plan subject to ...


City Council Minutes 07/22/1999:
...nture. EXCHANGE OF PROPERTIES: Consider exchange of properties in the Southgate Golf Course area with Tonaquint, Inc. Gerry Brown, agent. City Manager Gary Esplin explained a minor land exchange is being requested between the City and Tonaquint, Inc. He explained that a few small parcels of property remained in the hands of Tonaquint, Inc. when the Southgate Golf Course was transferred which they cannot use and would like ...


City Council Minutes 06/29/2000:
...which will generate $900,000 which the City will use to replace bridges at Southgate and Sunbrook, construct cart paths at Sunbrook, Southgate, and the St. George Golf Club, and make other improvements to the...


City Council Minutes 06/21/2002:
... CITY COUNCIL MINUTES REGULAR MEETING JUNE 21, 2002, 7:00 A.M. SOUTHGATE HILLS PRESENT: Mayor Daniel McArthur Council Member Suzanne Allen Council Member Rod Orton Council Member Bob Whatcott Council Member Larry Gardner City Recorder Gay Cragun EXCUSED: Council Member Sharon Isom ALSO PRESENT: Community Development Director Bob Nicholson Assistant to City Manager Marc Mortensen SALE OF CITY PROPERTY: Consider approval of a resolution authorizing sale of City-owned property adjacent to the Southgate Golf Course. Gary Gardner, applicant. This matter was co...


City Council Minutes 01/10/2008:
...dience to introduce themselves. AWARD OF BID: Consider approval of the Southgate 16" reuse line. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood explained the line will run from 600 West to the intersection with 1700 South. There were 12 bidders. She recommended award of the bid to the low bidder, Precision Excavating, in the amount of $455,981.85. The amount is well underneath the engineer?s estimate of $473,000. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Allen 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. City Manager Gary Esplin explained this project will allow the movement of irrigation water from the west side to the east side of the community. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for a 1500 GPM pumper truck for the Fire Department. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood explained that bid requests were sent to three suppliers, but only one bid was received. She recommended award of the bid to Pierce Manufacturing in the amount of $516,251. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that $480,000 has been set aside for this purchase. The increased cost is due to a new federal law with regard to diesel engines. Staff will try to cut costs by prepaying and pay as it is built. Fire Chief Robert Stoker advised that the new emission standards for diesels did not go into effect until after the bid and will cost an additional $25,000-$30,000. The design of this truck is different than normal engines. The local dealer for Pierce products is Ross Equipment and the City has enjoyed great service after the sale using them. He advised that the oldest truck still in use in the City was built in 1960. The new truck will be located at the 1000 East station. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that capital projects funds will be allocated for any cost over the budgeted amount. Chief Stoker advised that delivery of the truck will be made in eight to nine months. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to award the bid as recommended. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Pike. St. George City Council Minutes January 10, 2008 Page Two VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for loose equipment for the Fire Department. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised requests for bids were sent to three suppliers and two bids were received. She recommended award of the bid to LN Curtis in the amount of $99,843. Fire Chief Robert Stoker explained that all fire equipment has to meet national fire protection standards. He advised $17,000 worth of equipment was able to be eliminated in order to get the bid under budget. The truck and equipment are bid separately in order to obtain better value. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Allen 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. APPROVAL OF CHANGE ORDER: Consider approval of a change order to an existing blanket P.O. with Codale Electric for pad mounted switchgear. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood recommended approval of a $60,000 change order under the original blanket contract with Codale Electric. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Almquist 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 LEASE: Consider approval of a lease with Intermountain Golf Cars for 162 electric golf carts for the Red Hills, Southgate, and St. George Golf Club golf courses. Purchasing Manager Co...


City Council Minutes 04/04/2002:
... River has no irrigation water in it at all. This shortage will affect the Southgate Golf Course, Tonaquint Cemetery, and Sunbrook. Staff is meeting weekly to try and figure out how to move water around the City. He advised he authorized an emergency expenditure of $25,000 for a storm drain to allow the City to overflow the park pond in order to water Southgate. Red Hills has enough water as it is getting water from the Virg...


City Council Agenda 07/17/2014:
...plicant. D. Public hearing to consider a final plat amendment for the Southgate Views Subdivision to merge lots 11 and 12 into one lot, vacate the public utility and drainage easement between said lots and to update Note #7 with regards to walkout basements. Bob Hermandson, applicant. E. Public hearing to consider a final plat amendment for the Primrose Pointe Subdivision Phase 3 amending the language in Note #9. Bob Hermandson, applicant. F. Public hearing to consider designating the home at 252 North Main Street a City Landmark Site. David Walker, applicant. G. Public hearing to consider amendments to the 2014-2015 fiscal year budget. 4. ORDINANCES A. Consider approval of an ordinance amending the final plat to the Boulevard Centre Pad C Condominiums Amended to convert a portion of the common area into private ownership within the 2nd and 3rd floors of the building. Bob Hermandson, applicant. B. Consider approval of an ordinance amending the final plat for the Stone Cliff Phase 8 Subdivision to change the front yard setback from 25 feet to 20 feet. C. Consider approval of an ordinance amending the final plat for the Meadow Valley Estates Phase 3 Subdivision to adjust the lot line between lots 114 and 115, vacate the public utility drainage easement and to grant a new public utility easement along the future roadway. D. Consider approval of an ordinance amending the final plat for the Shivana Ridge Subdivision to move private ownership building pads 48 and 49 approximately 20 feet to the east. E. Consider approval of an ordinance amending the final plat for the Southgate Views Subdivision to merge lots 11 and 12 into one lot, vacate th...


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


City Council Agenda 02/04/2016:
...omes, applicant. B. Public hearing to consider amending the Gordon Palmer/Southgate area Planned Development to create a master sign plan. Stephen Wade Auto Group, applicant. C. Public hearing to consider amending the General Plan from LDR (Low Density Residential) to MDR (Medium Density Residential) on 20.43 acres generally located on Tonaquint Drive. Bush & Gudgell, Inc, applicant. D. Public hearing to consider amending the General Plan from LDR (Low Density Residential) to COM (Commercial) on 10.43 acres generally located at the intersection of Sugar Leo Road and Pioneer Road. Denis Lyman, applicant. 4. ORDINANCES A. Consider approval of an ordinance rezoning approximately 0.176 acres from PDR (Planned Development Residential) to RE-12 (Residential Estate 12,500 sq. ft. minimum lot size) on property located on the south side of Colorado Drive and generally between 2050 East and Colorado Circle. B. Consider approval of an ordinance amending the Gordon Palmer/Southgate area Planned Development to create a master sign plan. C. Consi...


City Council Minutes 05/15/2008:
...t a preferred tee time. The St. George Golf Club course is a disaster and Southgate is still struggling. The cache card has been in use for three years and he has derived no benefit from it as he is put on the same level with non-residents and he is the one paying taxes. Mayor McArthur replied that the cache card makes golf cheaper and St. George residents comprise the majority using the card. Mr. Gallacher replied that the 3-4% additional cost for green fees over the past three to four years is compounded and seniors are on the short end of the stick no matter what. There needs to be come compassion as the administering of golf cannot be based on money alone. Economic Development Director Matt Loo commented that golf is a business, but some thought can be given to ways to structure the program differently. However, there is still a bottom line needed to operate the golf division. He disagreed on the condition of the St. George Golf Club course and Southgate and stated they are in the best shape they have ever been in with...


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


City Council Agenda 00/00/0000:
...plicant. D. Public hearing to consider a final plat amendment for the Southgate Views Subdivision to merge lots 11 and 12 into one lot, vacated the public utility and drainage easement between said lots and to update Note #7 with regards to walkout basements. Bob Hermandson, applicant. E. Public hearing to consider a final plat amendment for the Primrose Pointe Subdivision Phase 3 amending the language in Note #9. Bob Hermandson, applicant. F. Public hearing to consider designating the home at 252 North Main Street a City Landmark Site. David Walker, applicant. G. Public hearing to consider amendments to the 2014-2015 fiscal year budget. 4. ORDINANCES A. Consider approval of an ordinance amending the final plat to the Boulevard Centre Pad C Condominiums Amended to convert a portion of the common area into private ownership within the 2nd and 3rd floors of the building. Bob Hermandson, applicant. B. Consider approval of an ordinance amending the final plat for the Stone Cliff Phase 8 Subdivision to change the front yard setback from 25 feet to 20 feet. C. Consider approval of an ordinance amending the final plat for the Meadow Valley Estates Phase 3 Subdivision to adjust the lot line between lots 114 and 115, vacate the public utility drainage easement and to grant a new public utility easement along the future roadway. D. Consider approval of an ordinance amending the final plat for the Shivana Ridge Subdivision to move private ownership building pads 48 and 49 approximately 20 feet to the east. E. Consider approval of an ordinance amending the final plat for the Southgate Views Subdivision to merge lots 11 and 12 into one lot, vacated t...


City Council Minutes 01/20/2011:
...DEED EXCESS PROPERTY: Consider approval to deed excess property from the Southgate Golf Course to UDOT for the Dixie Drive Interchange project. City Manager Gary Esplin recommended deeding property to UDOT for the new roadway and interchange. This area is north of Dixie Drive from the old bridge to the interchange, and is property adjacent to the St. George Ford area and office buildings. In exchange, the City received property for new Southgate golf holes. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Shakes...


City Council Minutes 06/19/2008:
...kruptcy - the St. George Golf Club, which is looking better each year, and Southgate. The City has taken the right steps to provide incentives to those who golf, and will massage it further. The big picture is that St. George has been good for golf and golf have been good for St. George and this relationship should continue. Council Member Pike commented that the suggestions create a local cache card rate. He commented that young people too, like senior citizens, live on fixed incomes and even those in middle life don?t see many increases. He stated he felt the suggestions were a good attempt on the part of staff to see how it will work. Council Member Allen commented that Matt Loo is working hard to come up with ideas and promotions. She inquired what the Council?s wishes were with regard to the request for $15,100 to finish the sidewalk in the Desert Hills area. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that if the Council is so inclined, funds from the Capital Project Fund can be used. Council Member Bunker commented she felt badly some golfers feel the City has turned a deaf ear, as it has tried to come up with ways to help seniors. She stated she liked the suggestions. She inquired about the request for funding from the Downtown Business Alliance. City Manager Gary Esplin recommended that $360,000 from the Perpetual Care Fund and $140,000 from the General Fund be used for the new cemetery sexton building and $7,000 for Recreation programs, with further discussions about the Youth City Council and how to better use them. Support Services Manager Marc Mortensen remarked that if the City funds $5,000 for the Downtown Business Alliance Fourth of July event, this would be more than it has ever funded in the past for this event. The most the City has ever funded is $2,500 last year. In years past it has just been to close the road for traffic control. Mayor McArthur recommended that the City fund $2,500 for the Fourth of July event. Council Member Allen commented it was important to know the budget can be opened if need be. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Allen to approve the budget as recommended. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that staff will bring back to the City Council before fall the plan on how to market the golf courses. There will be some serious competition with Sand Hollow, and as the market dries up the City will have to do a better job of getting people out to golf. Council Member Almquist suggested a program for discount golf could be offered such as when the temperature hits 100 degrees, golfers pay 50% of the going rate. St. George City Council Minutes June 19, 2008 Page Nine City Manager Gary Esplin commented that the majority of revenue is being generated in five months of the year. Council Member Almquist commented that many people in the Southgate area paid $375,000 for their lot and then built a $675,000 house ...


City Council Minutes 06/30/2010:
...llege 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 DEPART...


City Council Minutes 07/15/2010:
...ING MAP: Consider approval of a correction to the City zoning map in the Southgate area to correctly show the Open Space and Residential zone boundaries around the Southgate Golf Course. St. George City Council Minutes July 15, 2010 Pag...


City Council Agenda 02/04/2016:
...s, applicant. B. Public hearing to consider amending the Gordon Palmer/Southgate area Planned Development to create a master sign plan. Stephen Wade Auto Group, applicant. C. Public hearing to consider amending the General Plan from LDR (Low Density Residential) to MDR (Medium Density Residential) on 20.43 acres generally located on Tonaquint Drive. Bush & Gudgell, Inc, applicant. D. Public hearing to consider amending the General Plan from LDR (Low Density Residential) to COM (Commercial) on 10.43 acres generally located at the intersection of Sugar Leo Road and Pioneer Road. Denis Lyman, applicant. 4. ORDINANCES A. Consider approval of an ordinance rezoning approximately 0.176 acres from PDR (Planned Development Residential) to RE-12 (Residential Estate 12,500 sq. ft. minimum lot size) on property located on the south side of Colorado Drive and generally between 2050 East and Colorado Circle. B. Consider approval of an ordinance amending the Gordon Palmer/Southgate area Planned Development to create a master sign plan. C. C...


Planning Commission Agenda 03/22/2005:
...NUTE BREAK 4. PRELIMINARY PLATS A. Consider a preliminary plat request for Southgate Views with 25 single-family residential lots located at Upper Sir...


Planning Commission Agenda 03/08/2005:
...tial development located off of Sir Monte Drive and Rolling Hills Drive on Southgate Hill. Mr. Brett Burgess/Quality Development, applicant. Case No...


Planning Commission Agenda 08/24/2004:
...mmission AgendaPage Two PRELIMINARY PLATS continuedE. Tonaquint Terrace at Southgate with 171 single-family residential lots located off of Tonaquint ...


Planning Commission Agenda 07/13/2004:
...t to amend the City of St. George General Plan - Street Master Plan in the Southgate Valley area west of Tonaquint Drive to: (1) upgrade 2070 South St...


Planning Commission Agenda 02/22/2005:
...ight up to thirty (30’) feet along the back of Lots 32, 33, and 34 of the Southgate Phase 4 Subdivision. Mr. Dan Steuer, applicant. Case No. 2005-W...


Planning Commission Agenda 11/28/2006:
....1. CONSENT ITEMS - FINAL PLATS A. Consider approval of a final plat for Southgate Hills Ph 6 with 15 single-family lots located at approximately Si...


Public Notice Public Notice 05/22/2016:
...s called “The Joshuas” and is located along Tonaquint Drive north of the Southgate Golf Course. Interested persons are encouraged to attend th...


Planning Commission Minutes 11/28/2006:
...salute.CONSENT ITEMS - FINAL PLATSA. Consider approval of a final plat for Southgate Hills Phase 6 with 15 single-family lots located at approximately...


Planning Commission Agenda 10/10/2006:
...e is located east of Tonanquint Drive and south (uphill) from the existing Southgate Hills subdivisions and Legacy Townhomes, to the ridgeline overloo...


Planning Commission Agenda 09/26/2006:
...applicant. Case No. 2006-PP-040C. Consider a preliminary plat request for Southgate Townhomes with 65 units located at 2025 South Circle, north of th...


Planning Commission Minutes 06/27/2006:
... Case No. 2006-HS-006Bob Nicholson said this is for Tonaquint Heights at Southgate. They were before you about two months ago for a zone change. H...


Planning Commission Agenda 04/12/2005:
...g walls to exceed ten (10’) feet in height for Lots 22, 25, and 30 of the Southgate Phase 4 Subdivision. Mr. Dan Steuer, applicant. Case No. 2005-W...


City Council Minutes 01/22/2015:
... budget for repairs and sediment removal from the Santa Clara River at the Southgate Golf Course caused by the two flood events in August and Septembe...


City Council Minutes 09/05/2013:
...orward last year’s budget for emergency repairs of the netting at the Southgate Golf - Driving Range due to damage caused by recent high wind sto...


City Council Agenda 10/16/2014:
...sider a standard wireless lease agreement with InfoWest for space near the Southgate tank. N. Appointments to boards and commissions of the ...


City Council Minutes 05/02/2013:
...14. Leo Lang, Elks Lodge, thanked the City Council for allowing use of the Southgate Golf driving range for an event. Mayor McArthur read a proclamat...


Planning Commission Agenda 04/10/2007:
...y residential subdivision. The property is on 2.34 acres located near the Southgate Hills area, east of the intersection of Rolling Hills Drive and W...


City Council Minutes 12/06/2012:
...n would be similar to that of the turn near the bridge in the area between Southgate Golf Course and Tonaquint Park. He also inquired about the armor...


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


City Council Addendum 02/19/2015:
...th Transwest Aero. 2. BID OPENINGS H. Consider award of bid for the Southgate Golf Course River Maintenance project. 6. STAFF REPORTS I....


PUBLIC NOTICE Public Notice 07/09/2014:
...were made or intended. B. Consider approval to amend the Final Plat for Southgate Views Amended by merging Lots 11 & 12 into one lot and vacate the...


City Council Minutes 01/21/2016:
...Road and Pioneer Road; 3) a zone change request to amend the Gordon Palmer/Southgate area Planned Development to create a master sign plan; property i...


City Council Minutes 02/26/2015:
...zman explained that the yard would need to be fenced in. That was done at Southgate. He does not know if you can net for that. Mayor Pike comme...


City Council Minutes 01/22/2015:
... budget for repairs and sediment removal from the Santa Clara River at the Southgate Golf Course caused by the two flood events in August and Septembe...


Public Notice Public Notice 05/06/2016:
...oning Ordinance. The properties are located along Tonaquint Drive North of Southgate Golf Course. Consider a zone change from R-4 (Multiple-Famil...


Planning Commission Public Notice 04/25/2017:
...ng:   A.      Zone change amendment to the Southgate Area Planned Development Commercial zone to develop a car wash on...


City Council Meeting Addendum Addendum 04/05/2018:
...o remove a billboard they own situated in the condominium complex known as Southgate Townhomes.  They will build a new billboard structure in a c...


City Council Meeting Minutes Minutes 08/30/2018:
...ll in attendance.  The invocation was offered by Bill Hobson with the Southgate Stake and The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Public Works Direct...


City Council Meeting Agenda Agenda 04/05/2018:
...; BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  Transmission line to feed from the Southgate substation to Indian Hills substation.  Project includes des...


Regular Meeting Agenda 01/04/2018:
...sp;       CONSIDER AN AMENDED FINAL PLAT FOR SOUTHGATE HILLS SUBDIVISION PHASE 5 TO MERGE TO CONTIGUOUS LOTS TOGETHER AN...


Planning Commission Agenda 11/28/2017 Agenda 11/28/2017:
...sp; Consider an amended residential final subdivision plat for “Southgate Hills Subdivision Phase 5 Amended” located at 405 Sir Monte...


City Council Meeting Agenda Agenda 03/07/2019:
...N:  A section of the wastewater collections system in the Tonaquint / Southgate area is at capacity and in need of up-sizing and replacement.&nbs...


City Council Meeting Minutes Minutes 02/07/2019:
...e design and construction management of a replacement pump station for the Southgate pump station.   f.     Consider approv...


City Council Minutes 01/24/2013:
..., Fields Maintenance Building, Christensen Park Restroom, Royal Oaks Park, Southgate Streetscape Improvements, Snow Canyon Streetscape and Drainage, M...


City Council Meeting Agenda Agenda 03/05/2020:
...TION:  This project will increase the size of the sewer line near the Southgate Golf Clubhouse and replace the 8" line with a 12" main and move i...


Public Notice City Council 08/01/2019 Public Notice 08/01/2019:
...of a public utilities and drainage easement located at the rear of Lot 24, Southgate Hills Phase 2 Subdivision.   Vacation of a public utility ...


City Council Meeting Minutes Minutes 04/18/2019:
...ment; 3) To budget for an emergency replacement of a water pump station at Southgate Golf Course. The Water Dept. and the General Fund are sharing the...


Meeting Minutes Minutes 05/04/2017:
...get for costs to replace the west-side portion of driving range netting at Southgate golf course which was destroyed during a high wind storm in Septe...


Public Notice 05/18/2017:
...ng:   A.      Zone change amendment to the Southgate Area Planned Development Commercial zone to develop a car wash on...


Planning Commission Minutes 07/28/2009:
...es. B. Consider a preliminary plat request to amend “Tonaquint Terrace at Southgate” to remove two lots and reconfigure the roadway to accommodate a...


Planning Commission Agenda 12/21/2010:
...lot commercial subdivision plat. Located at 251 Hilton Drive (north of the Southgate Golf Course and west of St George Ford). Zoned PD (Planned Develo...


Planning Commission Agenda 07/28/2009:
...es. B. Consider a preliminary plat request to amend “Tonaquint Terrace at Southgate” to remove two lots and reconfigure the roadway to accommodate a...


Planning Commission Agenda 07/28/2009:
...005.B. Consider a preliminary plat request to amend “Tonaquint Terrace at Southgate” to remove two lots and reconfigure the roadway to accommodate a...


Planning Commission Minutes 09/25/2007:
...(35,502 sq. ft.). This is a three lot subdivision (Lots 69-71) located in Southgate at the intersection of Sir Monte Drive and 2025 South Circle. Th...


Planning Commission Minutes 12/21/2010:
... lot commercial subdivision plat located at 251 Hilton Drive (north of the Southgate Golf Course and west of St George Ford) the property is zoned PD ...


Planning Commission Agenda 05/08/2012:
...e hall / dance studio” to the approved PD-COM business use list for the “Southgate Area PD. The applicant is MAD Properties, LLC and Mr. Dan Derrick...


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


Planning Commission Agenda 05/10/2016:
...ldquo;The Joshuas” and is located along Tonaquint Drive north of the Southgate Golf Course. The owner is Church Properties LLC, the applicant is...


Planning Commission Agenda 01/12/2016:
... Ray Snyder) B. Consider a zone change amendment to the Gordon Palmer / Southgate area Planned Development to create a master sign plan. The proper...


Planning Commission Agenda 06/12/2012:
... ABANDONMENTConsider approval of a final plat for “Lots 15, 16, and 25 of Southgate Views” a residential subdivision – easement abandonment. The re...


Planning Commission Agenda 09/25/2007:
...02 square feet). This is a three lot subdivision (Lots 69-71) located in Southgate at the intersection of Sir Monte Drive and 2025 South Circle. Th...


City Council Minutes 07/11/2002:
...ale of City-owned property to Mr. Gary Gardner in the area adjacent to the Southgate Golf Course. Mayor McArthur advised that this item was ta...


City Council Minutes 03/18/2004:
...creek water, while Washington Field water can be used at the St George and Southgate golf courses. Hearing no further questions or comments, Mayor ...


City Council Minutes 07/15/2004:
...t to amend the City of St. George General Plan - Street Master Plan in the Southgate Valley area west of Tonaquint Drive to upgrade 2070 South Street ...


City Council Minutes 08/05/2004:
...lic hearing to consider an amendment to the City?s Road Master Plan in the Southgate area by upgrading 2070 South Street from a 60' right-of-way ...


City Council Minutes 09/02/2004:
...004, recommended approval of the preliminary plat for Tonaquint Terrace at Southgate. At the Planning Commission meeting there was discussion St. ...


City Council Minutes 11/07/2002:
...lls Drive and Hilton Drive straight over the river to holes 7 and 8 of the Southgate Golf Course and connect to Dixie Drive on the other side of the r...


City Council Minutes 01/06/2005:
...ated at approximately Upper Sir Monte Drive and Rolling Hills Drive in the Southgate area. Brett Burgess, applicant. Community Development Direct...


City Council Minutes 04/07/2005:
...ting held March 22, 2005, recommended approval of the preliminary plat for Southgate Views subject to the stipulations contained in the hillside devel...


City Council Minutes 10/05/2006:
...NARY PLAT: Public hearing to consider approval of a preliminary plat for Southgate Townhomes with 65 units located at 2025 South Circle, north of At...


City Council Minutes 09/01/2005:
...onaquint Parkway Subdivision, Black Ridge Terrace Commercial Condominiums, Southgate Hills Subdivision Phase 5, Pine Brook North, Milne Subdivision, R...


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


City Council Minutes 04/21/2005:
...o Washington City limits. Council Member Allen commented regarding the Southgate rock walls. It was brought up during the Planning Commission meet...


City Council Minutes 07/27/2000:
...s request for a zone change. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for Southgate netting replacement project. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen pre...


City Council Minutes 07/06/2000:
...d. He advised three bridges will be replaced - one at Sunbrook and two at Southgate. A motion was made by Councilmember Orton to award the bid to...


City Council Minutes 02/17/2000:
...lon water tank west of Sunbrook, and installation of a pump house near the Southgate Golf Course. A motion was made by Councilmember Gardner to aw...


City Council Minutes 10/21/1999:
...notice of intention to create Special Improvement District No. 99-4 in the Southgate area. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that at the last City ...


City Council Minutes 08/21/2003:
... Golf Director Dave Terry explained that the equipment will be used by the Southgate and St. George Golf Courses. A motion was made by Council...


City Council Minutes 02/21/2002:
...ACCEPT DONATION OF PROPERTY: City Manager Gary Esplin advised that the Southgate Homeowners Association would like to donate to the City the swimm...


City Council Minutes 07/10/2003:
...he motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for the Southgate 15 inch irrigation pipeline. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen...


City Council Minutes 06/15/2000:
...tition, as there are other courses in the area. He stated that Red Hills, Southgate and St. George Golf Club’s competition is Sky Mountain, and...


City Council Minutes 11/04/1999:
...aye. BID OPENING: Consider award of the contract for Phase 2 of the Southgate Golf Course irrigation improvements. City Manager Gary Esplin...


City Council Minutes 08/16/2001:
... The proposal is to trade in 95 carts and use the remainder at Red Hills, Southgate and St. George Golf Club. This will enable the City to go for tw...


City Council Minutes 10/05/2000:
...f the golf course bridges which were purchased previously for Sunbrook and Southgate. Sue Swenson read the four bids that were received for this pr...


City Council Minutes 09/07/2000:
...Gary Esplin advised award of this bid is for replacement of two bridges at Southgate and one bridge at Sunbrook. Councilmember Gardner commented ...


City Council Minutes 12/06/2012:
...n would be similar to that of the turn near the bridge in the area between Southgate Golf Course and Tonaquint Park. He also inquired about the armor...


City Council Minutes 01/04/2007:
...s the clubhouse and concessions and makes money. This is also true of the Southgate Golf Course and the St. George Golf Course. The Jacksons are doi...


City Council Minutes 04/21/2011:
...re on target but Golf revenues continue to slump due to flooding issues at Southgate and Sunbrook as well as bad weather this year. MOTION: A mot...


City Council Minutes 06/09/2011:
...r, but almost the entire amount is a result of the flood and shutting down Southgate. Staff is talking St. George City Council Minutes June 9, 20...


City Council Minutes 06/02/2011:
...ing to consider an easement abandonment and lot merger for Lots 58 and 59, Southgate Hills Subdivision Phase 5. Pennee Kirchhausen, applicant. Pro...


City Council Minutes 05/20/2010:
.... City Manager Gary Esplin explained the surplus property was formerly Southgate Golf Course property and park property on the other side of the f...


City Council Minutes 11/10/2011:
...ruction recovery project is also on the Santa Clara River in the Tonaquint/Southgate Golf Course area and consists of repairing the flood walls in tha...


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


City Council Agenda 00/00/0000:
...and try to acquire more open space. They want the project to look like the Southgate Townhomes. The developer will be required to develop half of 450 ...


City Council Minutes 08/16/2012:
...and try to acquire more open space. They want the project to look like the Southgate Townhomes. The developer will be required to develop half of 450 ...


City Council Minutes 05/17/2012:
...and dance studio” to the approved PD Commercial business use list for the Southgate area PD, and a zone change from A-20 to RE-20, R-1-12 and C-2 on ...


City Council Minutes 06/21/2012:
...aring to consider abandonment of an easement for Lots 15, 16 and 25 of the Southgate Views Subdivision. Carey Blake and Bush and Gudgell, applicants. ...


City Council Minutes 12/07/2006:
...eeting held November 28, 2006, recommended approval of the final plats for Southgate Hills Phase 6, Rocky Bluffs, Cottages (Fossil Hills) Phase 2, and...


City Council Minutes 05/06/2010:
...RMENT AGREEMENT: Consider approval of a change order for Phase 2 of the Southgate Golf Course Remodel/Dixie Drive Interchange Project. Rick Ros...


City Council Minutes 06/07/2007:
...o played the courses when they were nothing but cow pastures, particularly Southgate and St. George Golf Club. He inquired why the City could not gi...


City Council Minutes 09/06/2007:
...der sale of approximately 3,600 sq. ft. of surplus City property along the Southgate Golf Course #11 green to Scott Leavitt. City Manager Gary Esp...


City Council Minutes 05/17/2007:
...tiated agreements with different owners along Tonaquint Drive south of the Southgate golf course all the way down to Bloomington with different timeta...


City Council Minutes 04/19/2007:
...ed that the Planning Commission recommended approval of the final plat for Southgate Townhomes, a 65 unit townhome subdivision, located on 2025 South ...


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


City Council Minutes 03/18/2010:
...ed that there is flexibility. The only place left to annex is south of the Southgate area west toward Green Valley and south to Bloomington. Based on ...


City Council Minutes 02/07/2008:
...the Beveridge Subdivision located at Sir Monte Drive and Balboa Way in the Southgate area. Mundy Dutton, representative. City Planner John Willis...


City Council Minutes 08/06/2009:
...sion recommended approval of the preliminary plat for Tonaquint Terrace at Southgate to remove two lots and reconfigure the roadway to accommodate a p...


City Council Minutes 12/11/2008:
...d that the two transactions are somewhat similar. When the City bought the Southgate Golf Course for $2,000,000 it borrowed funds from the Electric Fu...


City Council Minutes 01/22/2009:
...proposed project. He advised his project would be similar to the Legacy at Southgate project. He advised he met with most of the adjacent property own...


City Council Minutes 12/17/2009:
... Gary Esplin then explained the configuration of the new golf holes at the Southgate Golf Course. He recommended that the City commit at least $125,00...


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The St. George 911 Communications Center is the dispatch center for every police, fire and ambulance agency in the county as well as being the 911 center for the public. Thousands of 911 calls ar...


Book Tee Times:
...ng policies for all 4 courses: Sunbrook Golf Club: 60 days in advance Southgate Golf Club: 14 days in advance St. George Golf Club: 14 days in a...