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Youth Tball/Softball/Baseball  :
...ograms and it is our goal to create hubs around the city to have teams not travel as far. If participant numbers permit, we will hold to it.


River Road Project:
...iver Road Bridge over the Virgin River, to accommodate two additional travel lanes along River Road, additional left turn lanes at the inter...


Engineering:
...ring Division, which is to improve traffic flow and promote safety for the traveling public. This Division is also charged with managing the annual pa...


City Manager - Adam Lenhard:
...ey have four delightful children. They all enjoy hiking, climbing, biking, traveling, and exploring the world.


CANCELED-Youth Soccer:
...ograms and it is our goal to create hubs around the city to have teams not travel as far. If participant numbers permit, we will hold to it.


John Hedberg's Biography:
...y open division doubles champion. When John isn't playing tennis he enjoys traveling the world, playing and watching sports, eating, and cooking. John...


Youth Volleyball:
...ograms and it is our goal to create hubs around the city to have teams not travel as far. If participant numbers permit, we will hold to it.


Wayne Bullock's Biography:
...heir growth in the sport. Outside of tennis he enjoys playing chess, golf, traveling, and spending time with his family. A random piece of trivia abou...


Suntran Mobile App:
...aps by putting in your destination and selecting the bus icon. I’ve traveled around the world for over 30 years while serving in the United States Air Force and I rode public transit in faraway cities like Paris and Berlin and in cities across the United States like Washington DC and Denver.  I love riding the bus.  I meet new people, see new sites, and I can relax because I don’t have to worry about traffic and driving.  I feel like I am part of the solution that reduces pollution and congestion, and I save money. I’m now serving as the City of St George, SunTran manager and I also ride the SunTran bus.  I save money while meeting new people and I see that our drivers do a great job.  Speaking of saving money, one woman reported that she had purchased a new washer and dryer with the money saved by riding the bus last year. Public transit is an efficient way to travel.  Most of the bus seats are full throughout the day and sometim...


Youth Bouldering  :
...he option to still sign up for our courses and not miss out on a chance to travel or have their child miss a class because of travel. During the months that our courses are 3 weeks instead 4, we have a...


Jr. Jazz Basketball:
...ograms and it is our goal to create hubs around the city to have teams not travel as far. If participant numbers permit, we will hold to it.


Cemetery Information:
...all. No animals are allowed on Cemetery property. No motor vehicle shall travel off clearly designated roadways in the Cemetery for any reason witho...


Youth Flag Football:
...ograms and it is our goal to create hubs around the city to have teams not travel as far. If participant numbers permit, we will hold to it.


Fly the Coop Run, Walk, Or Roll:
...: 26.2 Miles -Hang out with friends MILESTONE 4: 50 Miles - Travel MILESTONE 5: 100 Miles - Go to events and races MILESTONE&...


Youth Mountain Biking:
...he option to still sign up for our courses and not miss out on a chance to travel or have their child miss a class because of travel. During the months that our courses are 3 weeks instead of 4, we hav...


Museum Explorer Day Camp:
  Kids will travel to and experience activities at the following museums: St. George Ch...


City Council Agenda 02/02/2017:
...cated on the south side of 1450 Street and west of 3000 East Street.  Traveller-Stone Cliff LC, applicant. C. Public hearing to consider amendin...


City Council Agenda 08/04/2016:
...6. STAFF REPORTS A. Consider approval to purchase 1.846 acres from Kay H. Traveller Investments for an extension of the Tonaquint Cemetery. B. Consi...


City Council Agenda 04/14/2016:
...ents to boards and commissions of the City. At approximately 4:30 p.m., travel for the following: 4. Site tour and demonstration of the Police D...


City Council meeting agenda Agenda 06/01/2017:
... and drainage easement for the Stone Cliff Phase 14 subdivision.  Kay Traveller, applicant. 4. ORDINANCES A. Consider approval of an ordinance ...


Transportation and Engineering:
...ring Division, which is to improve traffic flow and promote safety for the traveling public. This Division is also charged with managing the annual pa...


City Council Agenda 02/27/2014:
...Consider approval of an access agreement for the Stone Cliff project. Kay Traveller, applicant. 3. Consider approval of an agreement with the Blo...


City Council Agenda 11/07/2013:
...on of an easement, given to the City, in the Stone Cliff Development. Kay Traveller/Reid Pope, applicants. C. Public hearing to consider approval ...


City Council Meeting Agenda Agenda 04/12/2018:
...00 p.m.    The agenda for the meeting is as follows:   TRAVEL TO THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS FOR SITE VISITS: ●   ...


City Council Meeting Agenda Agenda 04/12/2018:
...00 p.m.    The agenda for the meeting is as follows:   TRAVEL TO THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS FOR SITE VISITS: ●   ...


City Council Meeting Agenda Agenda 04/12/2018:
...00 p.m.    The agenda for the meeting is as follows:   TRAVEL TO THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS FOR SITE VISITS: ●   ...


City Council Meeting Agenda Agenda 10/11/2018:
...g at 4:00 p.m.   The agenda for the meeting is as follows:   Travel to the following locations for site visits:   · &...


City Council Agenda 03/09/2017:
...llows:   1. Dedication of Millcreek Park.   The Council will travel to City Offices at 175 East 200 North for the remainder of the meeti...


City Council Agenda 08/13/2015:
...0 North, St. George, Utah. The agenda for the meeting is as follows: Travel to the RAM Manufacturing Company, 3172 East Desert Drive South, St. George, Utah. 1. Tour the RAM Manufacturing Company. Travel to Tonaquint Cemetery, 1777 South Dixie Drive, St. George, Utah. ...


City Council Agenda 05/05/2016:
...consider amending the final plat for Stone Cliff Subdivision Phase 13. Kay Traveller, applicant. B. Public hearing to consider amending the Planned D...


City Council Meeting Agenda Agenda 02/06/2020:
...e permit; this revision is to allow a storm water line and a water line to travel from the top of Tech Ridge mesa down (in a previously disturbed path - scar) to  intercept "Cloud Drive" and continue down to Black Ridge Cove (subdivision) and to terminate in the vicinity of Indian Hills Drive.   BACKGROUND and RECOMMENDATION:  This is a request for a revision to a previously approved Hillside Development Permit (Case 2018-HS-003) which allows development of a west access road (“Cloud Drive”) for the “Tech Ridge Development.” The purpose of this revision is to allow the storm water and water utilities from the Black Ridge Cove development (subdivision) for Tech Ridge to travel in a different route.  The Planning Commission recommended appr...


City Council Agenda 07/21/2016:
...oximately 27.14 acres generally located in the vicinity of the former Utah Travel Center located east of the I-15 Freeway in the Milepost 2 Interchange. Kenworth, applicant. C. Public hearing to consider vacating a portion of 250 North Street between Main Street and 100 East Street. City of St. George, applicant. 4. ORDINANCES A. Consider approval of an ordinance changing the zone from RE-12.5 (Residential) to C-2 (Highway Commercial) on approximately 0.69 acres generally located on Red Hills Parkway by 1900 East Street. B. Consider approval of an ordinance amending the existing PD-C (Planned Development Commercial) zone in area 2.3 of the Atkinville Interchange Zone Plan and the 5th amendment to the Atkinville Interchange Master Plan on approximately 27.14 acres generally located in the vicinity of the former Utah Travel Center located east of the I-15 Freeway in the Milepost 2 Interchang...


City Council Agenda 10/13/2016:
... solar generation project.   3.       Travel to the Dinosaur Discovery Site at Johnson Farm located at 2180 East Riverside Drive for a tour of the facility and presentation.   4.       Travel to the Sand Hollow Aquatics Center located at 1444 North Lava Flow D...


City Council Minutes 05/06/2010:
...the campus. The copy on the sign must be large enough to be read by people traveling 40 mph in their vehicles. Councilmember Almquist commented that by deleting the logo at the top of the sign the sign could be reduced to 18' in height. Ms. Draper replied they are working within parameters for corporate guidelines. A vertical sign allows room for additions while providing what is needed today. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that when staff originally received this request, there was concern that the taller sign was not necessary. However, they eventually felt a directional sign was needed as there is confusion at that intersection. This is the main entrance to the hospital. They could also have placed another sign along River Road, so staff feels this sign is a good compromise. Staff supports the request as long as it is agreed to keep the sign on 700 South and River Road to a maximum of 15' in height. Councilmember Almquist said he did not want to set a precedent and what was to prohibit the request to designate River Road down to 900 South as a major commercial street for signage. He stated there is a lot of wasted space on the sign. He stated he felt the logo could be made smaller. City Manager Gary Esplin inquired of Mr. Nicholson if he knew of other properties on River Road from 300 to 700 South that this change might affect. Mr. Nicholson replied that Verizon has inquired about signage and could possibly request a taller sign. Mr. Esplin replied he thought the area where Verizon is located is a PD and the signage plan was already in place. Mr. Nicholson replied that nothing could prevent them from asking for an amended PD. St. George City Council Minutes May 6, 2010 Page Nine Mr. Esplin commented in his opinion River Road is a major commercial street. Councilmember Almquist commented there is not a single pole sign on the main street in Logan yet everyone still finds their way around. City Manager Gary Esplin replied that the City Council should look at the project campus, the acreage, the College building, and two more buildings yet to be built. There is a combination of services and DRMC is looking for a way to direct traffic to the buildings. Mr. Nicholson advised that sign spacing is one monument sign per every 200' of frontage and one pole sign for every 300' of frontage. Councilmember Bunker expressed concern about what other businesses along River Road would be able to do. City Manager Gary Esplin replied that the City would have to give its approval. Councilmember Pike commented that while he prefers monument signs, this request comes as a result of feedback from people who have been confused and don’t know where the buildings are located. He stated he would support the request from a directional standpoint, and in order to do that it has be to big enough and wide enough. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bunker to approve adoption of the ordinance amendment and approve the request for major commercial street designation to 700 South. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Shakespeare. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Councilmember Bunker - aye Councilmember Shakespeare - aye Councilmember Nickle - aye Councilmember Pike - aye Councilmember Almquist - no The motion carried. REQUEST TO PURCHASE CITY PROPERTY: Consider a request to purchase City property at 2350 East 3000 South. John Fleming, applicant. Mayor McArthur announced that this item is not a public hearing. City Manager Gary Esplin explained when the City purchased this entire property it was a farm owned by the Rosenbruchs. The City knew the School would be looking for a site in that area, and as predicted, the City sold some of the property to the School District. Mr. Fleming came to the City when it was in the middle of a master plan amendment process and wanted to develop his property. He is the adjacent property owner. At that time staff and the City Council allowed Mr. Fleming to go forward with his zone change request. The City owns two acres to the west of his property bordering the street, and it also owns the balance of property around the school to the south and west. It purchased 30+ acres and sold 11 to the School District. At that time the City Council allowed the zone change to go forward, but then Mr. Flemings project was turned down and he redid his plans and resubmitted them to staff. He asked staff if he should include the City’s two acres in his project. At that time the City Attorney advised staff that it would be presumptuous of staff to rely on actions of the previous City Council. Staff’s recommendation is to find out how the new City Council feels about declaring this property surplus and selling it to the adjacent property owner. Mr. Fleming has circulated a map showing the parcels of property mentioned. The purpose of this agenda item is to determine if the property is surplus to the City’s needs. Councilmember Bunker inquired what the City would do with the property if it didn’t sell it to Mr. Fleming. Councilmember Pike replied it is a two acre parcel and is across the street from the school. With everything the City has invested in this area, he suggested the City hold onto it and not sell it. St. George City Council Minutes May 6, 2010 Page Ten Councilmember Shakespeare agreed with Councilmember Pike. Councilmember Pike commented that the City owns other land by the school and it should sit on the land and wait and see. Councilmember Shakespeare suggested the two acre parcel could be used as a community garden which would be beneficial to teach the school children how to garden. Councilmember Pike commented that the school might someday need additional parking. John Fleming, applicant, commented that he has spent years and tens of thousands of dollars proposing various developments and came to rely on staff and City Council and management that this is the highest and best use for the property. He stated with or without the City’s piece, he was going to build on his property. He stated he has worked with staff for years on access and now he will have to develop it differently. He stated he was not clear on why the City did not want to sell the property and developing the contiguous property with his makes the most sense. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson advised that the two acre parcel is currently zoned AG-1. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised that the highest and best use for the property is not a factor in deciding whether or not to sell the property. To sell property is in the sole discretion of the City Council and is not based on the highest and best use. Mr. Fleming inquired about what would happen to the development of the property next door and access as discussed with the previous City Council. Mr. Guzman replied that this was still not a factor, and the decision of whether to sell the property or not is not based on adjacent property issues or access. Councilmember Nickle commented he did not like the feeling of this City Council being bound by decisions of previous City Councils, as everything changes. He stated he agreed with Councilmember Pike and it might be beneficial to retain the property. Mr. Fleming commented that this issue has been considered for years by other City Councils and planning staff, and while he is not saying this City Council should be bound by decisions of past City Councils, this project has had a lot of consideration over time. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Pike to deny the request to sell the City property. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Shakespeare. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Pike - aye Councilmember Shakespeare - aye Councilmember Bunker - aye Councilmember Almquist - aye Councilmember Nickle - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. CHANGE ORDER/BETTERMENT AGREEMENT: Consider approval of a change order for Phase 2 of the Southgate Golf Course Remodel/Dixie Drive Interchange Project. Rick Rosenberg advised that as of today two of the greens are completely sodded, and another is 70% sodded. Three fairways have been seeded. City Manager Gary Esplin explained the interchange project is a state project but the City will benefit from the new interchange and new connection for traffic in the City. Mr. Rosenberg is the engineer for the project, paid by the state. The City’s employees have done the design of the golf course remodel and it will be ready for play October 1. The state recommends that the City enter into an agreement with JP Excavating to do the change order to the original contract for the new holes and changes on the new greens and fairways. The project cannot progress without moving one of the greens. A St. George City Council Minutes May 6, 2010 Page Eleven betterment agreement also needs to be approved. The City does not have any financial obligation; its only obligation is if the City identifies a need, it has to consult with the state in order to get that approved before any changes are made. Mr. Rosenberg stated the first contract covered four now holes. The contractor deadline was to have them planted by May 31. Everything will be planted tomorrow, three weeks ahead of schedule. The final completion date is almost six weeks ahead of schedule. He advised they are ready to start on Phase 2 but are waiting for UDOT to make the award for the interchange contract. The change order tonight is for the south side of Dixie Drive. Everything will be planted by August 15 in order to be open for play on October 1. Tonaquint Drive is being closed next week. The bridge will remain in place for a while but will be removed in August. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Pike to approve the betterment agreement and change order. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Pike - aye Councilmember Bunker - aye Councilmember Almquist - aye Councilmember Nickle - aye Councilmember Shakespeare - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. AGREEMENT: Consider approval of an agreement between the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE) and the City for reimbursement of expenses. Police Chief Marlon Stratton explained because of the good work the City’s gang task force has done, ICE has asked that two of the City’s gang detectives assist them in Salt Lake City. They will pay all expenses, including travel, lodging, per diem, and not only for this specific event but for any...


City Council Minutes 03/02/2000:
...is impossible and unreasonable to meet design criteria for everything that travels the freeway, and reason must be used in the process. This was the ...


City Council Minutes 11/15/2012:
...t amended residential subdivision final plat for Stone Cliff Phase 10. Kay Traveller, applicant. Todd Jacobsen explained the purpose for the plat ...


City Council Minutes 10/06/2011:
...cking off its Sesquicentennial celebration with a wagon company which will travel from Parowan to St. George and end with a celebration in Worthen Par...


City Council Minutes 01/14/2010:
...r McArthur advised he met with veterans today who would like to put up the traveling Vietnam veterans wall for four days in the Town Square on October...


City Council Minutes 07/01/2010:
...Arizona border and reported that the conditions there are incredible. They traveled on their own expense to see firsthand the border patrol and were t...


City Council Minutes 09/08/2011:
...completed by Christmas. There will always be two lanes of asphalt open for travel during the project. Mr. Cutler clarified that the total budgeted...


City Council Minutes 08/19/2010:
...patible with senior housing as many seniors have their own RVs and like to travel. Many subdivisions do not allow the parking of RVs in the front yard...


City Council Minutes 08/31/2011:
...nted that if the City were to enforce this, it would have to outlaw trucks traveling down the freeway, sporting events, etc. City Attorney Shawn G...


City Council Minutes 09/01/2011:
...ut closing 600 South between 700 and 800 East because it is not as heavily traveled as 700 East. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised that Bill Swen...


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


City Council Minutes 12/21/2000:
...ter Sunbrook Drive and has the same cross section with landscaped medians, travel lanes and turn lanes. The capacity of the roadway is high, and it w...


City Council Minutes 10/27/2016:
...partures, none of which were cited for speed.  Three of the four were travelling southbound. St. George City Council Minutes October 27, 2016 ...


City Council Minutes 10/18/2012:
...€™s training yard. Since having staff attend training here will save on travel cost, the City will not charge the college a fee for the use of the ...


City Council Minutes 09/23/2010:
... CONSENT: Consider approval of an off-premise beer license for the Pilot Travel Center #775 located at 2841 South 60 East. James Arthur Haslam III,...


City Council Minutes 07/07/2016:
...ortion of 27.14 acres generally located in the vicinity of the former Utah Travel Center located east of the I-15 Freeway in the Milepost 2 Interchang...


City Council Minutes 12/10/2009:
...ugh the same discussions and relived it over and over. He stated they have traveled to different areas to get ideas. He said former councils have tri...


City Council Minutes 01/17/2013:
...oduced a 15 year old young man who is a resident of St. George who will be traveling to Russia next month with Team USA. He is a six times Junior Gol...


City Council Minutes 04/08/2004:
... He stated he hoped the kids had a good time while they were here and then travel home safely. ADJOURN TO CONFERENCE ROOM: The meeting then adjou...


City Council Meeting Minutes Minutes 05/30/2019:
...stated there are not many changes to her budget.  She spoke about her travel and training budget as Mayor Pike and City Manager Adam Lenhard woul...


City Council Meeting Minutes Minutes 06/20/2019:
... use additional surveillance equipment and also budget for Officer’s travel and training to learn how to use the equipment; 2) To increase Red H...


City Council Minutes 08/19/2004:
...ned that James Seely found a backpack containing almost $1,900 in cash and travelers checks and turned it into the Police Department. Because of his ...


City Council Minutes 02/29/2000:
...ly at night. Councilmember Isom advised she sees triple trailer trucks traveling the freeway, and asked if they were also limited to 105' in length. She was advised they were limited to 105' in length. Blaine Imlay advised his trucks are 107' in length and do not swivel in the middle like other trucks, and therefore will not make the same turns as other trucks. He expressed concern his trucks would not be able to negotiate the proposed roundabouts. Aron Baker advised the roundabout aprons were designed to withstand truck wheels without damage. Mr. Imlay advised his trailers were sometimes only 2-3" off the ground, and if the trailer hit the apron, he wanted to be sure his trucks would not get stuck. He typically hauls 230,000 lbs. on his trailers. Mr. Baker replied there would be ample room for a large truck to take a wider path through the roundabout and not high center on the curb. Councilmember Whatcott inquired if the roundabouts were being specifically designed for the 69' long Walmart trucks. Mr. Baker replied that they were. Councilmember Whatcott inquired what would happen if Columbia hospital sold its property to another commercial development and trucks larger than 69' in length were used. Mr. Baker replied the trucks could circle 360? to enter. Steve Holt commented his fuel trucks are a standard 105' in length. Mr. Baker informed that the proposed roundabout design will be about 230' in diameter, with a center circle diameter of 170'. There will be a 30' driving width inside the circle. Mr. Baker stated the proposed roundabout can be arranged to fit into the current right-of-way, but work may have to be done on the on-ramps. This work will be coordinated with UDOT. Councilmember Gardner inquired if the roundabout would affect the gas pumps at the Tri-Mart. Mr. Baker replied the roundabout will not encroach into the gas pump area. Councilmember Gardner asked UDOT representatives if they agreed to reconfigure the on-ramps as proposed. Matt Christensen, Traffic and Safety Studies Engineer for UDOT, replied they have studied the footprint, and preliminarily feel the roundabout is feasible within the right-of-way, with minor impacts to the landscaping at the Tri-Mart. Adjustments will be made, if necessary, to pull the roundabout closer to the interchange area to obtain the angles necessary to make the roundabout work. UDOT would prefer to do that rather than encroach further into private property. Aron Baker advised City staff is more comfortable with using roundabouts than signals at the intersection because roundabouts have greater capacity than two signals side by side. Pacific Land Design/Walmart showed a model of the signals and how they would work, but staff would eventually rather have the roundabouts on each side of the interchange because they would work better than two signals so close together. With regard to pedestrian safety, many studies in California have shown that pedestrians are more cautious when using a roundabout, and there are no studies to substantiate roundabouts are more dangerous for pedestrians. With signals, there are 32 areas for conflict within the intersection, but that number is limited to the number of entrances in a roundabout, which would to amount to eight in this case, as opposed to 64 for two signals placed side by side. Accidents within a roundabout would also occur at slower speeds than at a signalized intersection. He reported that to date, no accidents have been reported at the roundabout on Main Street. Pacific Land Design estimates the cost of constructing the west roundabout at $550,000, the teardrop roundabout at $375,000, and other improvements to the intersection and frontage roads at $385,000. Councilmember Gardner inquired why there was a disparity between the cost estimates to build these roundabouts, and the projected costs of $6,000,000 to $8,000,000 to build the roundabout at the corner of Sunset and Bluff. Mr. Baker explained costs to build the roundabout at the corner of Sunset and Bluff include significant money for future costs, plus four years of interest, and costs to obtain rights-of-way. Walmart can build the roundabouts as a part of their project at a great savings. Councilmember Gardner inquired of Walmart representatives if they were willing to commit the funds necessary to build the roundabouts. A Walmart representative replied not until a final design was had, and the preliminary figures were based on a conceptual design. Bids for the project would have to be let, and they could not guarantee what the costs would be. Councilmember Gardner inquired of UDOT representatives if they were comfortable with a private contractor building the roundabout. A UDOT representative responded a private contractor would have to go through the process and meet all UDOT standards, and UDOT reserves the right to make sure those standards are met. He advised that UDOT does quite a bit of partnering on other projects. Councilmember Orton inquired of UDOT representatives the cost of building the roundabout at the Washington exit. A UDOT representative replied the estimate is $3,000,000. However, it is still in the design process and will not be bid until next year. The issues are different, however, between the Washington roundabout and the proposed roundabout for Walmart. The diameter of the Washington exit roundabout will also be smaller than the proposed roundabout for Walmart, but not much smaller. Councilmember Gardner advised in previous discussions it was suggested that the traffic lanes under the overpass could be enlarged to three lanes. He inquired if it would be possible to saw off some of the abutment and make four lanes. A UDOT representative replied that it could be done. City Engineer Dave Demas advised this very thing was done under the 100 South overpass. Traffic Engineer Aron Baker advised City staff feel a bypass ramp off the I-15 to the project would be an important component of the project, however, this was not included in the sketch of the proposed Walmart project. A UDOT representative advised a break in the right-of-way would have to meet federal requirements and would take a long time for approval. However, UDOT would entertain a bypass road if it were close to the intersection and could be encompassed as part of the intersection. Mr. Baker advised the issue of access off Brigham Road to the Tri-Mart Chevron would have to addressed. Mr. Baker showed the video taken at the Walmart Distribution Center of trucks negotiating the proposed 230' roundabout. A man from the audience commented that new drivers unfamiliar with the intersection and roundabout will be using it, not always the same experienced truck drivers. City Engineer Dave Demas replied that truck drivers are professionals, and the middle area of the roundabout will be designed so that it can be mounted. Councilmember Gardner inquired if Mr. Imlay would be willing to demonstrate his truck negotiating a 230' roundabout. Walmart representatives advised this would not be appropriate to do on Walmart property, and suggested a large parking lot elsewhere, or possibly the airport. Troy Torgeson, UDOT regional traffic engineer, advised UDOT will require 20 year traffic projections to the year 2021, not just the five year projections the City required. UDOT will not have any final comments on the feasibility study for the roundabout until final figures have been reviewed and design criteria meets UDOT and federal highway requirements. The intersection analysis for traffic signaling indicates the level of services is acceptable to the year 2006, but if it was projected to the year 2021, he felt sure the level of service would be inadequate. Dale Peterson, Region 4 Director for UDOT, advised Region 4, which comprises the southern half of Utah, receives 1/4 of the total dollars outside of the I-15 corridor, and a process needs to be followed to identify a priority for needs. He advised he is a strong advocate for partnering. There is one difficulty, however, and that is timing in developing a transportation improvement program which is a five year program, two years for concept development, and three years for project funding. There is already a large list of unfunded needs, and the challenge is how to balance needs against funds available. At this point UDOT could not commit to funding. However, the Transportation Commission is scheduled to meet in St. George on March 16, and he will discuss this project with them. Councilmember Gardner inquired if the five year time line could be accelerated. Mr. Peterson replied it depended, as limited cases have been accelerated, but when something is moved forward, something else has to be moved back. A substantial savings in the cost of a project, however, might be justification for accelerating a project. He will discuss this with the Commission. Mayor McArthur commented it was mentioned in a previous meeting that perhaps UDOT would consider a reimbursement agreement if funds were not immediately available. Mr. Peterson replied a reimbursement agreement would be considered on its own merits, and would have to be approved by the Commission. Mack Christensen, Traffic Operations Director for UDOT, advised that as a result of a cursory review of the proposals for signals vs. roundabouts, it has been the experience of UDOT with other locations on frontage roads so close to an interchange, that signals would be a real problem. To signalize a frontage road that close to the interchange would be a mistake, and roundabouts are a better solution. He stated he felt there were ways to make the ramp fit, but a 20 year design for additional volume generation is needed which can be analyzed as part of the funding approval process. UDOT does not build interchange projects to accommodate a five year plan. Councilmember Gardner inquired how long it would take to regenerate the five year plan to a 20 year plan. Grant Shultz of Sear Brown Group advised it would take a couple of weeks to regenerate the report. Mack Christensen advised there are special permit vehicles which travel the interstate, however, they are a small percentage, and UDOT does ...


Meeting Minutes Minutes 06/01/2017:
... and drainage easement for the Stone Cliff Phase 14 subdivision.  Kay Traveller, applicant.   Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins ...


City Council Minutes Minutes 04/12/2018:
...Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag was led by Councilmember Hughes.   TRAVEL TO THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS FOR SITE VISITS: The Councilmembers travelled to the following locations for site visits:   ● ...


City Council Meeting Minutes Minutes 03/22/2018:
...d Mayor Pike gave remarks and thanked those involved.   The Council travelled to the City Offices for the remainder of the meeting as follows: ...


City Council Meeting Minutes Minutes 11/14/2019:
... Mayor Pike.   City Manager Adam Lenhard mentioned that he recently travelled to Ibigawa, Japan as a delegate for the St. George Marathon; it w...


City Council Meeting Minutes Minutes 03/12/2020:
...ctive immediately.   Effective immediately, there is no business travel for City staff.  Communications and Marketing Director David Co...


City Council Minutes 04/06/2000:
...d south of 1450 South and east of River Road. Gail Maxwell, agent for Kay Traveller, applicant. Associate Planner Jim McGuire advised the Plannin...


City Council Minutes 01/05/2017:
...rdue thanked all of those involved in putting the plan together.  She travels all over the world on bike as she is a bicycle tour director. ...


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


City Council Meeting Minutes Minutes 11/01/2018:
...is in favor of the request.   Resident Joanna Anderson explains she travels this intersection all the time.  She would like to see more developed on the other side of the bridge; north of the bridge is backed up all the time.    A resident who lives in The Villas stated it is not hard for him to see why nothing has been built on this property.  He feels something has to be done for the area, but there should be some mediation.  If someone wants to do something for the area, he feels this is a good idea.    Resident Abraham Thiombiano commented that he supports the request.  Having services nearby would be great.  He is in real estate and does not believe home values will decrease due to this project.   Councilmember Bowcutt noted that is the property stays the way it is; there will still be traffic at this intersection.   St. George City Council Minutes November 1, 2018 Page Five   Resident Steve Laskie stated he feels having commercial closer to his home is good.  Resident Dave Horlacher explains he drives past this area each day; having more commercial nearby is a great idea.    Resident Jinks Dabney voiced his opposition to the request.  He would like the Council to focus on the fact that the master plan has had a lot of thought into it.  Sometimes there is a feeling that it is being changed too much, too often, and too big.  He suggests the Council to be careful when changing the master plan; he is not sure this proposal makes sense.    Mayor Pike closed the public hearing.   Mayor Pike mentioned this is a general plan instead of a master plan as it does change.  Sometimes adjustments need to be changed based on development.    City Attorney Shawn Guzman noted the Council is free to make any changes they would like to.  Staff would use the general zoning designations that are used in the general plan level.     Community Development Director John Willis added there is a land use designation that translates to the AP (office) use.                                                   Mayor Pike noted there is going to be commercial on a large portion of this parcel; he believes that is a good idea.  The current zoning on this property is R-1-10.    Councilmember Bowcutt commented that the general plan is a guide; it is not set in stone.    Councilmember Hughes noted that everyone said something he agreed with.  A general plan is a good basis, but there are reasons to change it.  With regards to traffic, it will continue to increase.    MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to deny the request for the general plan amendment. SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt.   City Attorney Shawn Guzman explained the applicant could return in one (1) year.   VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a roll call vote, as follows:   Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye           The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   St. George City Council Minutes November 1, 2018 Page Six   PUBLIC HEARING/GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT/ORDINANCE: Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance amending the general plan from OS (Open Space) and LDR (Low Density Residential) to MDR (Medium Density Residential) on approximately 47.5 acres and from VLDR (Very Low Density Residential) to OS (Open Space) on approximately 0.6 acres, and OS (Open Space) on approximately 31.06 acres to remain generally located east of Indian Hills Drive at approximately 900 South 700 West.   Community Development Director John Willis explained there is an error with the wording on the agenda - it should read from VLDR to OS on approximately 0.6 acres.  He provided a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics:  aerial map; general plan map; zoning map; proposed general plan zones; applicant’s exhibit; and slopes map.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   City Attorney Shawn Guzman clarified the error in the agenda as well as the ordinance as follows:  Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance amending the general plan from OS (Open Space) and LDR (Low Density Residential) to MDR (Medium Density Residential) on approximately 47.5 acres and from VLDR (Very Low Density Residential) to OS (Open Space) on approximately 0.6 acres, and OS (Open Space) on approximately 31.06 acres to remain generally located east of Indian Hills Drive at approximately 900 South 700 West.   Applicant Isaac Barlow explained the property was picked up to serve the access road to Tech Ridge.  The area in the request is the area defined as usable.  He commented the request helps them facilitate the efforts to deal with the soil conditions, deal with the drainage issues, and facilitate the roadway.  They are aware of the soils issues and will be bringing in good soil.      Mayor Pike opened the public hearing.   Resident Jim Warden mentioned a packet he sent to the Council.  He commented there are known geological challenges.  The proposed density will offer 427 ½ units; nothing has been stated that there would have to be a reduction for access.  He recommended the Hillside Review Board review the proposal and noted he is concerned with increased traffic.  He asked the Council to deny the request. Resident Ken Puchlik mentioned he has been on the Hillside Review Board; at that time, he was concerned with development in this area.   He commented the Council must pay close attention to the recommendation of the Hillside Review Board.   Resident Mark Gubler noted he is not opposed to development; however, this property is prone to severe drainage issues.  Developing this many homes will exacerbate the issue.   Resident Katrina Draper commented the homeowners are stuck with problems developers create.     St. George City Council Minutes November 1, 2018 Page Seven   Resident Joyce Wood explained they have drainage issues; this development would not be the same size as theirs.  She asked the Council to deny the request.   Resident Harry Pethoud stated he witnessed Mr. Gubler’s field flooded.  No one is responsible but the water is still there.  No matter how good the developer is, he cannot stop the rain.  He does not know why anyone would zone for anything but low density housing and he cannot imagine who would buy one.   Mayor Pike closed the public hearing.   Councilmember Baca noted the Hillside Review Board will look into all aspects when making their recommendation.       Ms. Wood noted they did soils testing; they thought they did their due diligence.    Mr. Barlow noted he understands all the issues that have been brought up.  They will go through great lengths to mitigate these issues.   Public Works Director Cameron Cutler outlined the plans for the future of Indian Hills Drive and drainage issues.    MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the general plan amendment to the acreage that were explained for Medium Density Residential and Open Space. SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial. VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a roll call vote, as follows:   Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye           The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   PUBLIC HEARING/GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT/ORDINANCE: Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance amending the general plan from MDR (Medium Density Residential) to MHDR (Medium High Density Residential) on approximately 5.91 acres located at the southwest corner of the intersection of Dixie Drive and Canyon View Drive.   Planner Carol Davidson presented the request to amend the general plan from MDR (Medium Density Residential) to MHDR (Medium High Density Residential) on approximately 5.91 acres located at the southwest corner of the intersection of Dixie Drive and Canyon View Drive.  She provided a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics:  aerial map; current zoning; current general plan; and proposed general plan amendment.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.  She explained the zone would fit in line with the nearby Pelican Hills.    St. George City Council Minutes November 1, 2018 Page Eight   Applicant’s representative Rob Reid provided a brief history of the proposal.    Mayor Pike opened the public hearing.  There being no comment, he closed the public hearing.   Councilmember Bowcutt noted he is concerned that if approved, the adjacent parcel to the west will request the same.  He is not prepared to see that kind of growth.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the ordinance amending the general plan from MDR (Medium Density Residential) to MHDR (Medium High Density Residential) on approximately 5.91 acres located at the southwest corner of the intersection of Dixie Drive and Canyon View Drive. SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial. VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a roll call vote, as follows:   Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – nay Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – nay Mayor Pike – aye           The motion carried.   PUBLIC HEARING/AMEND PD-C ZONE/ORDINANCE: Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance amending the PD-C zone in order to develop a multi-tenant commercial building.  The property is zoned PD-C (Planned Development Commercial) and is located on Lot 2 of the commercial subdivision called The Fields at Mall Drive (Lins center) on approximately 1.36 acres.   Community Development Director John Willis presented the request to review the proposed site plan/landscape plan, elevations, renderings, colors, and materials for the proposed building.  He provided a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics:  aerial map; overall site plan; zoning; layout; landscaping plan; elevations; floor plan; and materials board.  The Planning Commission recommended approval with conditions.    Applicant Jon Walter noted they moved the building as close to Lin’s as they possibly could.  They are happy to stripe for pedestrians.  With regard to colors, the red brick was something the Council had requested when Lin’s was developed; they are using the same colors as adjacent buildings.     Mayor Pike opened the public hearing.  There being no comment, he closed the public hearing.       St. George City Council Minutes November 1, 2018 Page Nine   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve ordinance amending the PD-C zone in order to develop a multi-tenant commercial building with conditions of the Planning Commission. SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca.   VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a roll call vote, as follows:   Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye           The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   SET DATE FOR PUBLIC COMMENT: Set date for public comment regarding the sale of a significant parcel of real property by the City.   City Attorney Shawn Guzman explained City code requires public comment on the City sale of a significant parcel of real property with an estimated fair market value over $500,000.  The property is located at approximately 2450 East Street and Dinosaur Crossing Drive in St. George - Parcel No. SG-5-2-27-341.  He recommended taking public comment at the next regularly schedule City Council meeting on November 15, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.   Carol Hollowell with SwitchPoint stated they are going to develop an affordable housing project on this parcel.  She outlined the cost guidelines to rent the units.   Mayor Pike noted this is a key element in the overall housing plan.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to set public comment regarding the sale of a significant parcel of real property by the City for November 15, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial. VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:   Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye           The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   PUBLIC HEARING/AMEND PD-C/ORDINANCE: Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance amending the Tonaquint Center in the PD-C (Planned Development Commercial) zone to develop a health club called Reach Higher located on 1600 South Street in the Tonaquint Commercial Center.   St. George City Council Minutes November 1, 2018 Page Ten   Planner Ray Snyder presented the request to amend the Tonaquint Center in the PD-C (Planned Development Commercial) zone to develop a health club called Reach Higher located on 1600 South Street in the Tonaquint Commercial Center.  He provided a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: aerial map; general plan map; zoning map; photos of the area; site plan; landscape plan; conceptual elevation; materials board; and rendering.  He noted the use fits the area and height.  The Planning Commission recommended approval with the following comments:   1.    Zoning- Approve the PD-C zone change amendment on 1.64 acres. 2.    Use- Recommends approval of the proposed use. 3.    Site Plan- The conceptual layout as presented is approved. 4.    Colors & Materials - As presented the colors and materials are approved. 5.    Setbacks - Setbacks shall meet the Zoning Ordinance (staff will confirm during the site plan review process). 6.    Landscaping - The applicant shall provide landscaping along 1 000 East Street and along the freeway in compliance with the landscape ordinance. 7.    Lighting - Provide a photometric plan with submittal of the SPR and demonstrate that lighting will not exceed 1 foot-candle at property line and not exceed 15 foot-candle on site.  Dark sky style lighting fixtures shall be used to avoid a nuisance as seen from adjacent residential neighborhoods and surrounding community. 8.    SPR- Upon approval of the zone change, the applicant shall submit an application for a SPR (Site Plan Review) along with the required civil engineering plan set which may include but not be limited to: cover sheet, site plan, grading plan, erosion control plan, utility plan, landscape plan, irrigation plan, and photometric plan. 9.    Roadway - The applicant shall dedicate the remaining area for a roadway to allow completion of the master planned roadway for 1600 South Street as required per City Traffic Engineer.  This will be incorporated into the platting.   City Attorney Shawn Guzman suggested including the roadway dedication in the motion.   After being asked by Councilmember Bowcutt, Mr. Snyder showed the driveways.   City Attorney Shawn Guzman noted there is a dedicated roadway that has not been built, that Mr. Traveller would like to have the City abandon in favor of this alignment.&n...


City Council Meeting Minutes Minutes 10/11/2018:
...ritual Living and The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mayor Pike.   TRAVEL TO THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS FOR SITE VISITS: The Councilmembers travelled to the following locations for site visits:   ·&nbs...


City Council Meeting Minutes Minutes 12/06/2018:
...ercial uses they are looking at cater to neighborhood service and tourists travelling down Snow Canyon Parkway.    A discussion took plac...


City Council Minutes 05/22/2014:
...storage. It may help for fire protection. He stated that he met with Kay Traveller on the location for the tank. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bowcutt to approve the engineering services agreement with Alpha Engineering for the design and construction management of the Stone Cliff Tank for $42,565. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall. VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist- aye Councilmember Hughes - aye Councilmember Randall - aye Councilmember Bowcutt - aye Councilmember Arial - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. COST SHARING AGREEMENT: Consider approval of the Stone Cliff Tank cost sharing agreement. City Manager Gary Esplin advised the request is a cost sharing agreement with Traveller Stone Cliff LC. The issue in that area is the water pressure and the amount of water that is being used. Staff has been working with Mr. Traveller on a compromise to help with this issue. Mr. Traveller has agreed to pay half the cost of the new 300,000 gallon tank. The cost of the tank is approximately $300,000. One of Mr. Traveller’s concerns was that per the agreement, the City would cover the entire cost of the tank and Mr. Traveller would have 18 months to reimburse the City as the lots are developed. At the end of the agreement, he would owe the City any unpaid balance. Mr. Traveller has asked to extend that to 24 months. Water Services Director Scott Taylor clarified that the agreement states that the recapture period will actually be 30 months. St. George City Council Minutes May 22, 2014 Page Three City Manager Gary Esplin explained that another issue Mr. Traveller had was the cost of the pump. Because of the cost of needing a p...


City Council MeetingMinutes Minutes 08/16/2018:
...d stated it is illegal to pull into a median while waiting to merge into a travel lane.    City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised the medians can be removed or modified to make them legal.   Resident Bob Cicutto mentioned he is concerned with safety turning onto Dixie Drive and not feeling that all of the low income housing needs to be on the entire six (6) acres.      Mayor Pike closed the public hearing.   Mr. Willis clarified what can be developed under the current zoning.  The building height is allowed to be up to 35’.  He noted what the setbacks will be.    Mayor Pike commented that residents need consider the alternatives of what could be developed commercially.  Traffic and safety are key issues that the Mayor and Council as well as residents have.  He is a bit trouble with some of the things mentioned.  This proposal is far from high density; this proposal is spreading this type of development around the City.  He understands traffic is a concern.          St. George City Council Minutes August 16, 2018 Page Six   Councilmember Randall noted these are not low income housing.  There is a difference between low income and affordable housing.    Councilmember Arial stated she has been concerned with this location for some time.    MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the ordinance changing the zone, allowing for thirty (30) units including staff conditions.   Councilmember Baca asked Mr. Willis as it is zoned currently; a warehouse or storage facility can be developed.   He replied “yes”.   SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Hughes.   After being asked by Councilmembers, Mr. Willis noted if the developer wishes to propose something different, they can return in one year unless there is a significant change determined by the Council.  He explained why the Planning Commission reduced the number of units.   Mr. Wall explained it will be tough for them to make it with thirty (30) units.  He clarified it is zoned PD-C, if approved he does not want to close the door.     City Manager Adam Lenhard pointed out the decision made by the Council will be final.  If that is not acceptable to the applicant, they can withdraw the request.    Mr. Wall noted that with speaking with an engineer the traffic would not make much difference.  He explained he bought the property from a realtor who lives in the area, whose wife is protesting.  If they keep it zoned PD-C, they can either sell it or develop it as commercial.    Councilmember Hughes withdrew his second.   AMENDED MOTION:      Councilmember Arial amended her motion to allow for forty (40) units. SECOND:        The amended motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca.   Councilmembers Hughes and Bowcutt stated that they would like the developer to return at a future meeting with an updated plan.   City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised if there is a concern with the number of units, it may be best to table the item allowing the applicant to return with a number that will work for him.    Councilmember Arial removed her motion.   MOTION:      Councilmember Arial to table the item. SECOND:        The amended motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca.     St. George City Council Minutes August 16, 2018 Page Seven   Representative for the developer, Rick Rosenberg stated changing the density changes the application and will change the product mix.  It has not been looked at by the Planning Commission; he asked if the applicant will have to return to for their approval    A discussion took place regarding whether or not the item needs to go back to the Planning Commission.   City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised it does not.  The Council also discussed the access.   Mayor Pike noted there will not be another public hearing.    VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a roll call vote, as follows:   Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye           The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   PUBLIC HEARING/GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT/ORDINANCE: Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance amending the General Plan for properties generally located on Canyon View Drive from LDR (Low Density Residential) to MDR (Medium Density Residential) on approximately 0.81 acres.  The property is generally located east of 1775 West and Canyon View Drive.   Planning & Zoning Manager John Willis presented the request to amend the General Plan to MDR, which is five (5) to nine (9) du/ac.  This request was previously heard as Case No. 2016-GPA-009, but was denied by the City Council on August 4, 2016.  He presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics:  aerial map; general plan map; zoning map; photos of the area; and plat.  The Planning Commission recommended approval with the condition that each lot is limited to two (2) units, no short term rentals, and no lot splits; the deed restriction is to be recorded with conditions acceptable to the City prior to the amendment being valid.   Mayor Pike opened the public hearing.   Resident Dennis Judd stated he is concerned with the stability of the hill and with losing their view.   Resident John Gibb commented the compromise is good; the previous rejection was appropriate.     Applicant Scott Oakey mentioned that he spoke to adjacent neighbors; they are in favor of what he is proposing.  He provided a rendering of his proposal.  At the Planning Commission, the Assistant City Attorney added language that was not   St. George City Council Minutes August 16, 2018 Page Eight   discussed.  He would like to develop a twin home per lot and the ability to allow for lot splits as he would like the ability to sell the units individually.   Planning & Zoning Manager John Willis stated the applicant has volunteered to put the restrictions on the property.   City Attorney Shawn Guzman explained if the applicant has volunteered, the restrictions can be placed on the property.  He stated that if the ordinance does not allow for short term rentals, it does not need to be listed as a restriction.    Mayor Pike closed the public hearing.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Bowcutt to amend the general plan to Medium Density Residential on .81 acres with the deed restrictions that there only be two (2) buildings on each lot.    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.   Mayor Pike called for a short recess.   AMENDMENT #3 TO THE PURCHASE AND OPTION AGREEMENT FOR TECH RIDGE LLC: Consider approval of amendment #3 to the Purchase and Option Agreement between the City and Tech Ridge LLC.   City Manager Adam Lenhard provided a copy of the proposed Amendment #3 to the Purchase and Option Agreement for Tech Ridge LLC after which he outlined the proposed amendments.   City Attorney Shawn Guzman noted that Tech Ridge LLC has a credit balance.         Craig Goates with Alliance Consulting explained the plans have been approved for the utilities and grading and still under review for the road.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve amendment #3 to the Purchase and Option Agreement between the City and Tech Ridge LLC. SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial. VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:     St. George City Council Minutes August 16, 2018 Page Nine   Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye           The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   HILLSIDE DEVELOPMENT PERMIT: Consider approval of a hillside development permit to allow for the development called Banded Ridge.   PRELIMINARY PLAT: Consider approval of the preliminary plat for Banded Ridge.   Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the request for a hillside development permit to develop a 21-lot residential development at approximately 3750 South Banded Hills Drive; zoning is R-1-10 (Single Family Residential 10,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size).  He presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: aerial and zoning maps; photos of the property; slope map; and grading plan.  The Hillside Review Board and Planning Commission recommended approval.  He reviewed the conditions of the Hillside Review Board.  After which he showed and outlined the preliminary plat.  The drainage ditch will be maintained by the developer; an agreement will have to be drafted.   City Attorney Shawn Guzman explained typically the developer would have to take the water through the subdivision and engineer it in a way that it ties into the City’s system or to the detention basin.    MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the hillside development permit to allow for the development called Banded Ridge without the recommendation on the drainage.  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.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the preliminary plat for Banded Ridge subject to resolution of the drainage for the hillside prior to the final plat and to the City’s satisfaction. SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca. VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:   St. George City Council Minutes August 16, 2018 Page Ten   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 approval of the final plat for Boulder Creek Crossing Phase 2.   Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the final plat for Boulder Creek Crossing Phase 2, a 3-lot commercial subdivision located west of the intersection of 1450 South and River Road (at approximately 1200 East and 1450 South); zoning is PD-C (Planned Development Commercial/Manufacturing – all building shall not exceed 50% of the net lot or parcel acreage).  He showed and outlined the final plat.  They will be required to have a cross access agreement.    MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve final plat for Boulder Creek Crossing Phase 2. 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 approval of the final plat for Cornerstone Phase 5.   Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the final plat for Cornerstone Phase 5, a 15-lot residential subdivision located at 3210 East and Seegmiller Drive; 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 Arial to approve the final plat for Cornerstone Phase 5. 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 St. George City Council Minutes August 16, 2018 Page Eleven           The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   FINAL PLAT: Consider approval of the final plat for Desert Cove Phase 2.   Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented approve the final plat for Desert Cove Phase 2, a 20-lot residential subdivision located at Rocky Talus Way and Mesa Rock Drive (at approximately 3650 East and 6220 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 Desert Cove Phase 2. SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial. VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:   Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye           The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   FINAL PLAT: Consider approval of the final plat for Desert Hills Town Homes.   Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented approve the final plat for Desert Hills Townhomes, a 54-unit residential subdivision located at 840 East and Thunder Road (approximately 840 East and 3280 South); zoning is PD-R (Planned Development Residential 5,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size).  He showed and outlined the final plat.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the final plat for Desert Hills Town Homes. SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Hughes. VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:   Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye           The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   FINAL PLAT: Consider approval of the final plat for Dino Landing.   St. George City Council Minutes August 16, 2018 Page Twelve   Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented final plat for Dino Landing, a 6-lot commercial subdivision located southwest of the intersection of Mall Drive and Riverside Drive (approximately 2100 East and 490 South); zoning is PD-C (Planned Development Commercial/Manufacturing – all building shall not exceed 50% of the net lot or parcel acreage) and C-3 (General Commercial with no minimum or maximum lot size).  He showed and outlined the final plat.  It will be subject to a master sign agreement and a cross access agreement.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the final plat for Dino Landing. 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 approval of the final plat for Elmwood Estates Phase 2 Subdivision.   Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the final plat for Elmwood Estates Phase 2 Subdivision, a 10-lot residential subdivision located at 3350 East and 3180 South; zoning is R-1-8 (Single Family Residential 8,000 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 Elmwood Estates Phase 2 Subdivision. SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall. VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:   Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye           The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   FINAL PLAT: Consider approval of the final plat for Elmwood Estates Phase 5B Subdivision.   Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the final plat for Elmwood Estates Phase 5B Subdivision; a 2-lot residential subdivision located at 3430 East St. George City Council Minutes August 16, 2018 Page Thirteen   and 3180 South; zoning is R-1-8 (Single Family Residential 8,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size).  He showed and outlined the final plat.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the final plat for Elmwood Estates Phase 5B Subdivision. 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 approval of the final plat for Meadow Valley Farms Phase 11.   Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the final plat for Meadow Valley Farms Phase 11, a 16-lot residential subdivision located at 3770 South and Bentley Road (at approximately 2300 East); zoning is A-1 (Agricultural 40,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size) and RE-20 (Residential Estates 20,000 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 Meadow Valley Farms Phase 11. SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca. VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:   Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye           The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   FINAL PLAT: Consider approval of the final plat for Redwood Estates Phase 8A Subdivision.   Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the final plat for Redwood Estates Phase 8A Subdivision; a 4-lot residential subdivision located at 3350 East and 3180 South; zoning is R-1-8 (Single Family Residential 8,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size).  He showed and outlined the final plat.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the final plat for Redwood Estates Phase 8A Subdivision. St. George City Council Minutes August 16, 2018 Page Fourteen   SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Hughes. VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:   Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye           The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   FINAL PLAT: Consider approval of the final plat for Sage Canyon Phase 2 Subdivision.   Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the final plat for Sage Canyon Phase 2 Subdivision; a 13-lot residential subdivision located at the intersection of Hayrocks Drive and Mountain Trail (approximately 1620 East and 6110 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 Randall to approve the final for Sage Canyon Phase 2 Subdivision. SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Hughes. VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:   Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye           The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   FINAL PLAT: Consider approval of the final plat for Tonaquint Cove Phase 1 Subdivision.   Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the final plat for Tonaquint Cove Phase 1 Subdivision, a 15-lot residential subdivision located at Curly Hollow Drive and Rock Park Drive (approximately 1420 West and 2100 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 Tonaquint Cove Phase 1 Subdivision. SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca. VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:   Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall – aye St. George City Council Minutes August 16, 2018 Page Fifteen   Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye           The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   FINAL PLAT: Consider approval of the final plat for White Sands Phase 3 Subdivision.   Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the final plat for White Sands Phase 3 Subdivision, a 14-lot residential subdivision located at the intersection of Hayrocks Drive and Wolf Hole Drive (approximately 1490 East and 5960 South); zoning is R-1-10 (Single Family Residential 10,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size).  He showed and outlined the final plat after which he explained the approval should be subject to the property to the north be zoned Open Space.  The application was submitted but will not be heard at the Planning Commission until the end of September.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the final plat for White Sands Phase 3 Subdivision subject to the adjacent property on the north side being zoned Open Space. 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.   SUBDIVISION OF 10 LOTS OR LESS: Consider approval of a subdivision of 10 lots or less without a plat.   Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the request for a subdivision of 10 lots or less without a plat located at approximately 2550 South River Road; zoning is PD-C (Planned Development Commercial/Manufacturing – all building shall not exceed 50% of the net lot or parcel acreage).  He outlined the proposed development.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the subdivision of 10 lots or less without a plat at 2250 South River Road. 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 August 16, 2018 Page Sixteen   Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye           The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   PRELIMINARY PLAT: Consider approval of the preliminary plat for Shoppes at Red Cliffs.   Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the preliminary plat for the Shoppes at Red Cliffs, a 6-unit commercial subdivision located at 2736 East Red Cliffs Drive; zoning is C-3 (General Commercial).  He showed and outlined the preliminary plat.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Baca to approve the preliminary plat for Shoppes at Red Cliffs. 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.         City Attorney Shawn Guzman requested a motion to reconsider item 16.  This plat contemplates approval by FEMA of a new flood map; therefore it needs to be subject to FEMA approval.  The applicant was not here during the first consideration.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to reconsider item 16. 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.         AMENDED MOTION:      Councilmember Hughes amended his motion for item 16 to include the condition on the final plat approval for Meadow Valley Farms Phase 11 be subject to the FEMA map revision. SECOND:        The amended motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca. VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows   St. George City Council Minutes August 16, 2018 Page Seventeen   Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye           The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.         REPORTS FROM MAYOR, COUNCILMEMBERS, AND CITY MANAGER: City Manager Adam Lenhard asked the Council if they would like to hear a presentation on Ranked Choice Voting.  He explained what that is and asked the Council   Councilmember Arial reported that Sheralyn Davis with the St. George Arts Commission would like to present at an upcoming work meeting.     Mayor Pike noted that next week’s meeting is cancelled as is the meeting scheduled on September 13, 2018.   Councilmember Hughes reported on the recent DTEC meeting.    Councilmember Randall stated the Shade Tree Board recently met.  The Parks staff went to every house in the Desert Hills Subdivision; there are only six (6) unhealthy trees that are going to be removed.  They are going to keep the trees and replace the sidewalks that are damaged.  She mentioned that they are going to try a new product; if it works, they will bring cost estimates to the City Manager.   Mayor Pike noted the Department Heads met this morning to discuss the Brighter Side Awards.    City Manager Adam Lenhard mentioned that he and three (3) other staff members will be travelling due to a potential sale or lease of City property.  They wi...


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...rather live on a 50' roadway than a 60' roadway, because traffic travels 10 mph less on a 50' roadway. The applicant does not feel the proposal is a significant change and would reduce density and eliminate a lot of traffic in the area. Doug Rogers, applicant, explained that all along Foremaster Ridge there is a 30' setback from the abrupt edge. He is looking at expanding this to a 50' setback from the abrupt edge, and will encourage property owners to stay back this distance. He is reducing density to 1 3/4 lots per acre, and feels he has done all he can to meet the needs and requirements of the City. Additionally, there has never been more than one master planned road through the area. Mr. Sandberg explained that the road master plan was adopted and put into place to match the preliminary plat for this area which was approved in 1996. Mr. Rogers replied that this was before he owned the property and he did not know the preliminary plat existed. Council Member Gardner commented he did not feel there was a significant change. Scott Taylor, Water Quality and Resources Engineer Manager, explained that the existing road in the area has an 8" water line in it. The intent of the preliminary plat and master utility plan approved in 1996 showed both roads which created a loop system. The 8" line will not handle the amount of users to the south as there is not enough capacity in the line. There is an option to run a parallel line in the existing road. There needs to be two lines, whether in the same roadway or separated and looped as shown. Council Member Whatcott inquired about the definition of significant change. Deputy City Attorney Ron Read replied that there was no definition. Council Member Gardner commented that a ?significant change? has been defined as something with a negative impact. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that in the past the City Council has chosen to err on the side of caution and provide notice to those who might be affected by the change and allow them a chance to present their views through the public hearing process. Council Member Whatcott inquired of staff their feelings about reducing the proposed roadway from 60' to 50'. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson replied that staff had no problem with reducing the size of the road since the density is being reduced. However, staff does have a problem with the proposed five cul de sacs which does not represent good planning. Doug Rogers replied that the City has approved 93 cul de sacs since July 2002, and a lot on a cul de sac is the most preferred lot. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that the City Council has talked about not having walled communities, or closed gates, and the need for access between neighborhoods. Cul de sacs do not provide for that connectivity, and staff needs direction one way or the other. Public Works Director Larry Bulloch explained that many people not residing in the area will use the proposed 50' street to avoid the congested areas of the Promenade and Factory Stores. A 60' road is better than a 50' road to accommodate the amount of traffic it will carry. Doug Rogers commented that while a 60' road might be more efficient, it would allow traffic to travel at a higher speed and he wanted to avoid that. MOTION: A motion...


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...donated to area schools and libraries and will be marketed for sale by the Travel Council. PRESENTATION BY POLICE DEPARTMENT: Police Chief Marlon...


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... been asked to serve on the board of Freddie Mac and Fanny Mae and will be traveling to Albuquerque to make a presentation on the St. George Housing A...


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...Members are to meet on site. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that Kay Traveller would like to build a home show home on two lots in the Stoneclif...


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City Council Minutes 03/22/2001:
...nstructed on the site, or relocated somewhere else. He commented that Kay Traveller expressed interest in trading some frontage along the Tonaquint cemetery site for property in the back, and perhaps this area could be used for a maintenance facility. Mr. Esplin commented that as much as he would like to see the demonstration garden located near the Dixie Center, the property is much too valuable. Councilmember Gardner suggested locating the demonstration garden behind Elks Field on the south end, or near the Woodward building or at Worthen Park in place of the maintenance facility. John Costanza, landscape architect, is designing the garden for free. He advised the Tonaquint location was best because of existing parking and restroom facilities, and would be compatible with uses at the park. The Dixie Center site would require a lot of up-front construction costs. Mayor McArthur commented that Tonaquint Park has been the site of the City’s Arbor Day celebration, and if there is room for everything, he liked the site. Councilmember Whatcott inquired why two to three acres was needed for the garden, and commented that the City should be realistic in its donation of property. Mayor McArthur commented that the City should be a leader and join with the District in adoption of the demonstration garden. 15% conservation will result in putting off major projects for five to six years and will save the City substantial money. Councilmember Orton suggested locating the garden at the Quail Creek water treatment plant. Councilmember Gardner commented that justification for the City’s participation should be location of the garden in a place where people will see and use it as an amenity. He expressed concern that location of the garden at Tonaquint would not provide sufficient exposure, and as there are already two parks and a nature center in this area, perhaps the City should disburse its amenities throughout the City. Mayor McArthur commented it appeared the Tonaquint site was the best location. Councilmember Isom commented she would like to see the garden located at Worthen Park. Mr. Costanze commented if restrooms and parking are already in place, less than two acres would be needed for the garden. Councilmember Gardner suggested that perhaps a trade could be made for a better site than the City currently owns. Mayor McArthur advised a site would be decided upon by the next City Council meeting. UPDATE ON NEW AIRPORT: Alan Wiechmann, manager of the Denver FAA office, was introduced by Larry Bulloch. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that the 60 day contest period ends March 30 and the City will then know whether or not any actions have been filed against the ROD. Mr. Wiechmann advised the next step requires a project team to refine the costs of the estimates given, and next week he and Mayor McArthur and Larry Bulloch will be in Seattle trying to firm up the FAA’s commitment. A fiscal agent is needed to help project revenues and assist with project financing sources to meet that demand. However, money needed to fund these positions may not be available until FAA grant funds become available. Until an official position on funding is received from the FAA, the City does not know what the shortfall is. The FAA will fund less than 90% of the project, and the City will have to raise the additional funds needed. The City is faced with the challenge of raising the funds by selling the current airport site while still using it during construction of the new airport. Public Works Director Larry Bulloch advised that at the next City Council meeting he will be requesting authorization to hire an appraiser to appraise the 15 parcels of property needed for the airport. Land cost is the largest single element in the new airport proposal. A request will also be made for a program manager to coordinate the entire airport program. City Manager Gary Esplin advised a plan will have to be formulated to pay for the program manager. ADJOURN TO EXECUTIVE SESSION: A motion to adjourn to an executive session to discuss land acquisition and/or sales was made by Councilmember Isom and seconded by Councilmember Gardner. Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Councilmember Isom - aye Councilmember Gardner - aye Councilmember Whatcott - aye Councilmember Orton - aye Councilmember Allen - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. RECONVENE: A motion to reconvene was made by Councilmember Gardner and seconded by Councilmember Orton. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Gardner - aye Councilmember Orton - aye Councilmember Allen - aye Councilmember Whatcott - aye Councilmember Isom - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. COMPLAINT RE OFF-ROAD VEHICLES: Councilmember Orton advised he has received complaints from Bloomington area residents that the City’s current ordinance prohibiting off-road vehicle use within 600’ of an occupied residence is too lenient. He suggested the ordinance be reviewed for modification. G.R.A.M.A. REQUEST: City Attorney Jonathan Wright advised that Joseph Wisden made a G.R.A.M.A. request for a police report, and a portion of his request was denied based on its status as "protected" under G.R.A.M.A. Mr. Wisden is appealing that classification. Mr. Wright advised his recommendation is to release the information as it does not pertain to an ongoing investigation. 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City Council Minutes 02/16/2006:
...lose as possible to every job done, and the concern is with safety for the traveling public and residential areas, and there are grave concerns with the current route in Phase 1 with regard to use of residential streets, proximity to the school, and use of the roundabout. The new route proposed for Phase 2 will provide the ability to get the rock to the river without passing in front of one home. The work will progress up one side of the river; it will be filled in and the river will be moved over and a culvert installed while there is a low flow, and then work will progress on the west side of the river. The proposed route through the Atkinville Wash is proposed for Phase 2 only, but there is the ability to do a change order for Phase 1, if needed. Council Member Bunker inquired about the negative aspects of the proposed Phase 2 route. Mr. Whitehead replied that it will cost $25,000 to $30,000 more to build the temporary road in addition to ongoing maintenance. Council Member Orton commented that another negative aspect is there will be a seven mile additional trip for the haulers. Ron Whitehead explained that the new route will involve more travel time. The other alternative is to allow the haulers to pass by the schools in Bloomington Hills, past Flying J, into the roundabouts, then north through the commercial area in Bloomington, or south past the school and residential areas in Bloomington. Council Member Gardner commented that going north would not be a big concern. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised that a letter from Cliff Dunn, representing Shan Gubler, has been distributed, as well as letters from the NRCS expressing concern about the routes being used causing potential conflict with urban area travelers and the roundabout. Mr. Dunn?s letter addresses these concerns. Mr. Gubler proposes that a different route be used as his pit is not located in the Bloomington Hills area. Shan Gubler stated that he would like approval of two additional haul routes. The volume of rock necessary to meet the demand is very high. He explained that he owns the lava fields in Santa Clara north of Pioneer Parkway and has been supplying rock for various other projects throughout the year, including hauling rock down Dixie Drive for the Swiss Village project. This route is safe and has been used by trucks hauling different types of aggregate for many years. He stated that he has been harvesting rock at his expense, not knowing if he would get the bid. He stated the City Council must also consider the precedent that may be set by requiring the proposed route. He stated that the NRCS letter was inaccurate and that an ?urban area? was difficult to define. He stated his route did not pose any risk at all. He stated that anyone who has rock and can provide it economically should be able to use any route. He asked the NRCS to issue a corrected letter, which they did on on February 13, saying that they did not intend to exclude his route or intentionally eliminate him as a rock supplier, nor endorse or eliminate any rock quarries. Council Member Bunker inquired where the drop off point would be if the Dixie Drive/Tonaquint/Bloomington route were used. Mr. Gubler replied the drop off point is the Man O War bridge. Council Member Bunker stated that this route would require hauling through residential areas. St. George City Council Minutes February 16, 2006 Page Three Mr. Gubler replied hauling would be required for only 2/10 of a mile through residential areas. Ron Whitehead confirmed that the south access near Man O War bridge would only be used if access could not be obtained through the Atkinville Wash. Mr. Gubler inquired if that access had been obtained. Mr. Whitehead replied that he was working on it right now. Mr. Gubler displayed a map of all vehicle crash locations throughout the city, and advised that the area he proposes as a route is the lowest crash area. Gail Maxwell explained that he is the Chairman of the Bloomington Community Council, and supports the southern corridor route. While he has nothing against the Gubler pit, he strongly disagreed with trucks using the back way into Bloomington on a two lane road through its residential area, and fees the southern corridor route does not bother anyone and is completely traffic and residential free. Stan McConkie stated that most of the Bloomington residents have learned to negotiate the roundabout, but out of town visitors have not and pose a danger. Everyone he has spoken to in the community is concerned with the heavy truck traffic, and he invited Mr. Gubler to ride bikes with him over the proposed Tonaquint route. He stated this route is at least a mile over a very narrow road and would impact significant areas of residential development. He stated the southern route is in his neighborhood and is far more preferable than having trucks pass the school or coming over Tonaquint through residential neighborhoods. Council Member Gardner inquired who would issue the access permit at the south end of Sugar Leo. Ron Whitehead replied that only permission of the private property owner was needed. Council Member Gardner inquired of Mr. Whitehead if he was sure the property owner would grant access. Mr. Whitehead replied that he has been told the property owner will grant permission. A letter has also been sent to the property owner, and he is trying to reach him by telephone. Council Member Gardner inquired of Mr. Whitehead why this access wasn?t secured before this point. Mr. Whitehead replied that the drop dead date for the first contract will end the middle of April, but the NRCS is considering an extension of a few additional weeks. The NRCS deadline is the first of May. Council Member Gardner inquired how many suppliers could get the bid. Mr. Whitehead replied that it has been set up as one bid. The middle portion will consist of two. The winning bidder has the option of working out of the SITLA piece, or the gypsum mine because the City has a free-use permit for both sites. Everyone will be allowed to bid, and no one is being excluded. The pit suppliers will make the rock available to any bidder. Mr. Whitehead explained that if the first choice of access to the river off Sugar Leo Road cannot be secured, there is an alternate plan right next to it, but the first location is the preferred one. Council Member Gardner inquired about the next contracts to be let. Mr. Whitehead explained that he met today with the NRCS and Mike Smith and a representative from Washington City to outline access points. Right now they are tentatively looking at a site behind the Dixie Center on the bottom end, and possibly near the tire store where the new road will be built behind the Dixie Center. Council Member Gardner commented that while the City may now have the luxury of avoiding neighborhoods, it will not have the same option in other projects. Mr. Whitehead replied that most neighborhoods will be avoided as most of the area is commercial. If coming from the west side, Mr. Gubler could come down Sunset, then Bluff, and across by the Dixie Center or Riverside Drive. Jim Anderson, one of the bidders on the project, stated that the winning bidder could still come down Bluff Street through St. George to River Road and take the southern route. He stated that Dixie Drive is a safe street and the best route if bid from the Gubler pit. He inquired if the winning bidder would be selected based on the safest route from the nearest pit. Council Member Orton replied that this is an NRCS project and has been approved by them. The City is looking for the safest route to protect its neighborhoods. St. George City Council Minutes February 16, 2006 Page Four Mr. Anderson commented that in Phase 1 sediment is being hauled out with different trucks from those hauling the rock in. Russ Limb commented that he owned a rock pit and has ten trucks hauling across Man O War. He said the project could be completed using ten trucks five days a week in 45 working days. If two more trucks were added, Phase 2 could be done out of his pit. Using the southern corridor route would add 7.5 miles to the route now being used and would take twice as many trucks and three times the cost. He suggested the hauling route be opened up and not be regulated, impacting all roads, so that everyone has a fair shot at the bid. Jon Pike commented that he lives on Mulberry Drive on the west side of the river and although concerned about the increased cost, his biggest concern was the many children who walk or ride their bikes across the Man O War bridge each day to get to school. He recommended that the southern corridor route be used. Rick Wheatly, CD Transport, commented that the proposed souther corridor road will tear up the trucks due to six to eight foot drops and suggested the routes be unregulated or the Gubler pit be used. He stated that with use of tarps to cover the loads, caution lights, and flag men, the back route through Bloomington could be made safe. He stated he has seen rocks fall off of trucks in the roundabout, and the Tonaquint route is the safest way to go. City Attorney Shawn Guzman suggested an executive session be held. ADJOURN TO EXECUTIVE SESSION: MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to adjourn to an executive session to discuss potential litigation. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. Council Member Whatcott commented that Tonaquint is the roughest road in St. George and extremely steep. Rick Wheatly replied that it was not as steep as the road in front of Flying J. The speed limit on Tonaquint is 25 mph, and the speed limit by Flying J is 45 mph. The Atkinville dirt road will also tear up transmission. City Attorney Shawn Guzman replied that the road will be graded. Council Member Gardner inquired where the proposed entrance point to the river would be if the Tonaquint route were used. Ron Whitehead replied that the trucks would have to cross the Man O War bridge and enter on pasture ground by the river. Council Member Orton commented the pasture area was private property. Ron Whitehead commented that the trucks could turn right onto Sugar Leo Road and come in at the bottom of the river, but this would still impact fences and pasture area. Council Member Gardner inquired if there was enough NRCS funding to cover the extra cost of the Atkinville access. Ron Whitehead replied that there was enough money to build the road. He stated that the project was a County project, as the County is the contracting agent with the NRCS. The County may not like the routes chosen, but it has been sensitive to the communities and wants to respect local jurisdictions. VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Allen called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Bunker - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Mayor Pro Tem Allen - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. Before adjourning into executive session, Mayor Pro Tem Allen invited Scouts in the audience to introduce themselves. RECONVENE: MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to reconvene. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Allen called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried St. George City Council Minutes February 16, 2006 Page Five MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to deny the request to change the bid process and proceed with the bid as presented by the County based on the safety of the neighborhoods, school, and traffic congestion in the roundabout. He commented that the property owners along the river in Bloomington were told that in exchange for their easements, the City would do everything it could to enter the river where proposed. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Allen called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/AMENDED PRELIMINARY PLAT: Public hearing to consider approval of the amended preliminary plat for Sun River Phase 18 located off Angel Arch Drive south of Sun River Parkway. Darcy Stewart, applicant. Associate Planner Mark Bradley explained that the applicant would like to incorporate two open space areas as new pad sites. The Planning Commission recommends approval. Council Member Whatcott commented that there is a need for a fire station in the Sun River area, and this issue has been bounced around for years during which time land prices continue to rise. He stated he was uncomfortable approving any additional plats until a definite site for the fire station was worked out. Scott McCall, representing Sun River, advised that a site has been located. Council Member Whatcott commented that the site was on SITLA property, not on Sun River property, and more definitive action was needed. Mr. McCall stated that the fire station site just had to be in the area. Council Member Whatcott commented that the fire station site has been discussed for two years, and now the same site is three times the cost. Something more than talking about it needs to be done, and then preliminary plats can be discussed. Mr. McCall replied he was not sure what Sun River could do to make the deal close. Council Member Whatcott stated that the Sun River residents are the ones complaining there is no fire station. Mr. McCall replied that discussions were under way. Council Member Gardner inquired of Mr. McCall if Sun River had control of the site. Mr. McCall replied that Sun River did not have control of the site, but has volunteered to do the site grading. The location has been discussed with Chief Stoker and Matt Loo, and everyone likes the site. He stated it was his understanding the matter was in Chief Stoker?s court. Chief Stoker stated that the original Sun River concept plan showed a fire station site by the LDS Church, but was since bounced around from site to site, and now is not on Sun River?s plans at all. The site now being looked at is 4500 South Pioneer Road on SITLA property which means the City has to negotiate with SITLA. Council Member Allen inquired of Mr. McCall if there was any property in Sun River on which to locate the fire station, as SITLA has been charged with getting the highest price possible for its property. Additionally, the City can?t use its impact fees to buy equipment, so cost is a concern. Council Member Gardner inquired about the timeline to purchase the site. Chief Stoker replied that the fire station was needed now, but the City has to wait for SITLA?s design for the property. Council Member Gardner inquired why the Sun River sites did not meet approval. Chief Stoker replied that through the years the site has been moved around and did not meet ISO requirements. The proposed site is the best site yet. Council Member Orton commented that Sun River is the highest density area and should provide a fire station site to meet the needs of its community as well as tie into the City?s trail systems. Sun River has not supplied any trail systems. Before any further development is approved in Sun River, he felt the overall Sun River plan should be looked at. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson commented that it would be nice to get these issues resolved, whether now or before the final plat is approved. St. George City Council Minutes February 16, 2006 Page Six Council Member Orton commented he would hate to see Sun River completely built out without tying into the overall plan the City is trying to do. Mr. McCall commented that a master trail map has been prepared, and there have been recent meetings about it and discussions are actively underway. Council Member Whatcott commented that discussions have been held for two years and nothing has happened, and perhaps the only way to get Sun River?s attention is to say no more plats until the issue is resolved. Council Member Orton commented he wanted to review Sun River?s master plan with staff. City Attorney Shawn Guzman commented that the review should not be limited just to trails, but also the fire station to make sure meaningful progress is being made to secure a site. Council Member Orton suggested the matter be tabled. Mr. McCall stated that Phase 18 contained just two lots and requested that the preliminary plat be approved, while holding off on Phase 21 until a meeting can be scheduled. Council Member Gardner commented that the fire station sites proposed by Sun River were moved because the City rejected them. Council Member Whatcott replied that a fire station could not be located behind a corner, but had to be on a main road, and that was the reason the sites were rejected by the City. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson suggested that the matter be scheduled on the work meeting agenda for February 23. City Attorney Shawn Guzman recommended that City staff be directed to attend the work meeting with any concerns they may have with regard to density, potential growth, and needs of the City. Support Services Director Marc Mortensen stated that the appropriate Sun River staff should also be present. Drake Howell, representing SITLA, advised that Gary Wood has been in communication with the Fire Chief and Sun River. While SITLA cannot do anything about the land prices, he urged action be taken to approve both Sun River Phase 18 and 21 tonight. Mayor Pro Tem Allen opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, she closed the public hearing. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to approve the preliminary plat for Phase 18. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Gardner. VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Allen called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Bunker - aye Council Member Whatcott - no Mayor Pro Tem Allen - aye The motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/PRELIMINARY PLAT: Public hearing to consider approval of the preliminary plat for Sun River Phase 21 located at Angel Arch Drive and Grapevine Drive. Darcy Stewart, applicant. Mayor Pro Tem Allen opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, she closed the public hearing. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to table the matter until after the work meeting. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Allen 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 East Ridge Phase 6 located at 50 South and East Ridge Drive. Mark Blanscett, applicant. Associate Planner Mark Bradley explained that this site is the remaining phase to be platted on Foremaster Ridge, is the southernmost phase of East Ridge, and is the St. George City Council Minutes February 16, 2006 Page Seven connecting link between East Ridge Drive and Crestline Drive. As part of the Foremaster development East Ridge Drive was tapered to 50' to the intersection and on both sides a 30' ridgeline setback is proposed. The Planning Commission recommended approval subject to the applicant constructing a rock wall along the abrupt edge similar to the Foremaster development to continue the ridgeline standard and compliance with the 30' building setback from the abrupt edge. Staff suggests that fencing be limited to black or dark brown wrought iron, and that rocks be stained. He clarified that if the applicant wanted to put up a fence, it would have to be located behind the rock wall on the upper edge. No other accessory buildings could be built within the 30' setback. A geotech engineer will still need to state how close a home can be built to the edge. Nathan Moses stated the Planning Commission asked for a rock wall, but the developer requests that no walls be allowed throughout the subdivision. He clarified that while no accessory building could be built within the 30' setback, a below-ground swimming pool could. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson stated that if the applicant wants to leave the edge natural, and not construct a rock wall, this would be great. The Planning Commission?s concern was that it had to be done one way or the other for consistency. Mayor Pro Tem Allen inquired if the pads were going to be built up. Mr. Blanscett replied that the pads would not be built up and walk-out basements would be built. Mayor Pro Tem Allen opened the public hearing. Brian Kemp advised that his neighbors asked him to appear and express their concern about traffic and the need to slow it down. He suggested that ? S? curves be incorporated into the road design in order to slow the traffic. Jay Sandberg advised that the road was decreased from 60' in width to 50' which calms traffic, and a cross street was added to balance the traffic. Support Services Director Marc Mortensen inquired if a stop sign could be placed at one of the intersections. Mr. Sandberg replied that he would look at this. Mike Reynolds stated that there was no real purpose for building a rock wall, and stated he would prefer the edge be left open. There being no further public comment, Mayor Pro Tem Allen closed the public hearing. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the preliminary plat, leaving the natural ridgeline open with no walls or fences or encroachments on the ridgeline, and subject to the recommendations of the Planning Commission and staff. If a barrier is needed to protect children, then wrought iron will be allowed. A swimming pool will be allowed, but no block walls or accessory buildings within the setback. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Allen called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Bunker - no Mayor Pro Tem Allen - aye The motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider approval of a zone change from A-1 to RE-12.5 with a development agreement on 12 acres located at the southeast corner of the intersection of 3000 East and Seegmiller Drive. Bill Haltom, applicant. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that the project is located south of Bridle Gate Estates. Bridle Gate Estates was approved one year ago with RE-12.5 zoning with a development agreement to stipulate the improvements and maintain consistency with the General Plan. The General Plan indicates rural residential up to a maximum of two units per acre. This request is consistent with the General Plan. The subject property consists of 12 acres. Horse and pedestrian paths will be dedicated to the City. There will be a horse path along 3000 East behind the 90' right of way and pedestrian paths maintained by an HOA. The applicants also agreed to build the horse paths to City standards, which the City is currently working on. The development agreement will limit density to two units per acre. The applicant is looking at some neo-traditional designs and plans to have a landscaped setback on interior roads, a planter St. George City Council Minutes February 16, 2006 Page Eight strip and then the sidewalk and then the front yard, with a HOA to maintain the planter strip between the sidewalk and curb and gutter. The Planning Commission recommends approval. Bill Haltom, applicant, explained that the overall theme is a neo-traditional subdivision where the sidewalk is pulled back to create an 8' greenbelt. There will be a little over two acres in trails and linear parks, and five acres between the parks, rights-of-way, roads and streets. All of the green areas will be maintained by a HOA. He stated that he would build both parts of Seegmiller Drive and the 10' landscaped area and dedicate all of the canal land to the City. Once the canal is piped there will be room for the horse trail and bike path. Setbacks will also be staggered to create diversity. The intent is to create 24 craftsman-style homes in a neo-traditional subdivision. He stated that he anticipated block walls around the homes. Front yard landscaping will be required prior to occupancy. Mayor Pro Tem Allen opened the public hearing. Jeff Rawlings recommended that the City and Washington City work with the canal company to secure these rights-of-way for use as trails. Mayor Pro Tem Allen closed the public hearing. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to approve the zone change without the development agreement. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Allen called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Bunker - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Mayor Pro Tem Allen - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. Associate Planner Mark Bradley commented that the project to the north was approved with a development agreement, and the City Council may want to tie the zone change to the concepts expressed by the applicant. City Attorney Shawn Guzman commented that a zone change could not be conditional, but the City Council could include in the motion that a development agreement be required at the preliminary plat stage. However, if the applicant is willing, the development agreement could be tied to the zone change. Mr. Haltom, applicant, advised that it was his intent to have the development agreement in place, and in fact, the City has a signed copy of it. City Attorney Shawn Guzman commented that since the applicant was willing, the development agreement could be included as part of the motion. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to approve the zone change with the development agreement. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Gardner. VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Allen called for roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Bunker - aye Mayor Pro Tem Allen - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried PUBLIC HEARING/PRELIMINARY PLAT: Public hearing to consider approval of the preliminary plat for the Cottages at Fossil Hills located southeast of the River Road and Brigham Road intersection. Sean Glathar, applicant. Associate Planner Mark Bradley explained that the proposed project is broken into five phases. The first phase will contain three buildings. The overall project is 13.5 acres with 109 units, for a density of 8.07 units per acre. The area has been designated as 12 units per acre, but the density has been reduced because of the site and layout of the design. The first phase will contain the clubhouse and pool. The site is isolated because of an adjacent hillside. The site fronts River Road, and because of the intersection location, one of the conditions recommended for approval is installation of a median so the north access is right-in right-out only. There will also be a deceleration lane because of the Dixie REA power poles. The Planning Commission recommends approval subject to (1) finalizing the north bound (south access) deceleration location, length and width, (2) site plan and building elevation approval, (3) installation of a median on River Road St. George City Council Minutes February 16, 2006 Page Nine from the Brigham Road intersection to south of the north access, establishing the north access as a right in right out access only, and (4) further studies on site distance, striping, and future pedestrian crossing. Sean Glather, applicant, advised that certain features have been incorporated into the building design to soften its impact, and the site plan will be pleasing to the residents with a pool, clubhouse, tot lots, and a trail system within the community. The roof material will be tile, and the units will be townhomes. Mayor Pro Tem Allen opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, she closed the public hearing. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to approve the preliminary plat subject to the recommendations of the Planning Commission. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Allen called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/AMEND CITY CODE/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider an amendment to Title 10, Chapter 11, St. George City Code, to establish site development standards for the Ft. Pierce Industrial Park. City of St. George, applicant. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that the proposed ordinance incorporates some of the site development standards of the Ft. Pierce Industrial Park, such as setbacks and landscaping requirements into the City Code. He then reviewed the proposed standards. The Planning Commission recommends approval. Mayor Pro Tem Allen opened the public hearing. Drake Howell, representing SITLA, encouraged approval of the ordinance. There being no further public comment, Mayor Pro Tem Allen closed the public hearing. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the ordinance. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Allen called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Bunker - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Mayor Pro Tem Allen - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. SITE PLAN AND BUILDING ELEVATION FOR THE COTTAGES AT FOSSIL HILLS: Associate Planner Mark Bradley explained that the site will have a desert scape with lawn in front of the units and around the tot lot. The Planning Commission tabled the first request in order for the applicant to dress up the sides of the buildings. Sean Glather, applicant, explained that there have been challenges in this area. The units will be raised up above River Road, but the impact will be softened with landscaping. The buildings fit against the hills. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the site plan and building elevations. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Allen called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. Mayor Pro Tem Allen called for a five minute break. CONSENT CALENDAR: Consider approval of the financial statement for January, 2006. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the financial statement as presented. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Allen called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. BID OPENING: Consider award of bid for the Bluff Street waterline project. Purchasing Manager Sue Swensen presented the bids received: St. George City Council Minutes February 16, 2006 Page Ten Cindy Taylor Trucking $286,916.65 Terry R. Brotherson $299,174.52 Tempest $339,188.40 She recommended award of the bid to the low bidder, Cindy Taylor Trucking, in the amount of $286,916.65. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to award the bid to the low bidder, Cindy Taylor Trucking, in the amount of $286,916.65. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Gardner. VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Allen called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for polymer for the Wastewater Treatment Plant. Purchasing Manager Sue Swensen advised that invitations to bid were sent to six vendors, but only one bid was received. She recommended award of a blanket contract to Polydene in the amount of $107,952 for the year. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to award a blanket contract to Polydyne in the amount of $107,952 for the year. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Gardner. VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Allen called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for a heavy truck chassis/cab for the new sewer combo cleaning machine. Purchasing Manager Sue Swensen recommended purchase through the State contract with Lake City International in the amount of $85,734. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to award the bid through the State contract with Lake City International in the amount of $85,734. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Allen called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for a combo sewer machine. Purchasing Manager Sue Swensen explained that bids were forwarded to three vendors, but only one bid was received. She recommended award of the bid to Maric Sales in the amount of $183,077, with a $45,000 allowance for trade-in, bringing the total bid to $138,077. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to award the bid to Maric Sales in the amount of $138,077. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Allen called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for a portable liquid-cooled diesel engine drive centrifugal pump. Purchasing Manager Sue Swensen presented the bids received: Cutler Pump $59,125.50 Rain for Rent $54,806 Global Pump $55,209.07 Cate Equipment $59,561.25 Godwin Pumps of America $52,570 She recommended award of the bid to the lowest bidder meeting the specs, Rain for Rent, in the amount of $54,806. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to award the bid to Rain for Rent in the amount of $54,806. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Allen called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for construction of the Fields complex, Phase 1. Purchasing Manager Sue Swensen presented the following bids: St. George City Council Minutes February 16, 2006 Page Eleven Sunroc $6,044,468.97 Hughes $5,348,859.96 Cindy Taylor $5,296,878.32 She recommended award of the bid to the low bidder, Cindy Taylor Trucking, in the amount of $5,296,878.32 Ryan Jolley of Alpha Engineering explained that the bid schedule is for the pond and pump station. Washington County School District also needs to approve this bid, but has not had a chance to do so. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised the City Council to proceed with award of the bid conditional upon approval by Washington County School District. Mr. Jolley advised that the School District is paying a percentage of the project. City Attorney Shawn Guzman explained that the City is the contracting agency, but the School District is paying 43.75% of the pump station. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to award the bid to Cindy Taylor Trucking in the amount of $5,296,878.32 conditional upon approval by the School Board. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. Leisure Services Director Kent Perkins explained that the system is designed to water not only the softball area, but the entire complex of 52 acres, and is the latest technology. VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Allen called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for 12" 350 DI pipe, Balck PRTD sleeves, and field lock gaskets. Purchasing Manager Sue Swensen explained that bids were sent to four vendors, but only one bid was received. She recommended award of the bid to Scholzen Products in the amount of $30,405. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to award the bid to Scholzen Products in the amount of $30,405. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Allen called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. BEER LICENSE: Consider approval of a beer license for Outback Steakhouse. Joseph Kadow, applicant. Support Services Manger Marc Mortensen explained that this is an existing license with a change in applicant. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the beer license. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Allen called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. BEER LICENSE AND LOCAL CONSENT: Consider approval of a beer license and local consent for a full service restaurant liquor license for Sharky?s Woodfired Mexican Grill. Roy V. Cook, applicant. Support Services Director Marc Mortensen explained that the restaurant will be located next to Starbucks. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to approve the beer license and local consent. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Allen called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. BEER LICENSE: Consider approval of a beer license for Christensen?s Green Valley Market. Linda Sue Christensen, applicant. Support Services Manager Marc Mortensen explained that there is currently an existing license, and approval is needed for the change in applicant. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the beer license. St. George City Council Minutes February 16, 2006 Page Twelve SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Allen called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. BEER LICENSE: Consider approval of a beer license for Chili?s Southwest Grill. Jeffrey Hoban, applicant. Support Services Manager Marc Mortensen explained that there is an existing beer license but approval is needed for a change in applicant. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to approve the beer license. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Allen called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. DOWNTOWN FESTIVAL AND REQUEST TO CLOSE MAIN STREET: Consider approval of a downtown festival and request to close Main Street. Support Services Manager Marc Mortensen explained that this item was discussed last week in a work meeting. Since then a letter from Alan Crooks has been received indicating a willingness to move the event to Thursday nights. A letter of agreement has also been received from Lewis Reece , counsel for Vintage Celebrations, supporting this change. He indicated the Downtown Alliance asked him to sit on their board in an advisory role, and would like a member of the City Council to be a voting member of the board. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to approve the downtown festivals as proposed by the Downtown Business Alliance and allow them to hold their events on Thursday nights. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. Mayor Pro Tem Allen commented she hoped the two groups could work together. An unidentified woman commented that the Downtown Alliance was a non-profit group, not a volunteer group, and will pay an individual to coordinate the events and answer to the Alliance. City Attorney Shawn Guzman recommended that any approval be made subject to a contract that would be approved by the City?s legal department and then the City Council. Support Services Manager Marc Mortensen recommended that the contract also contain sublicensing provisions, requiring the vendors to obtain a sub-license. City Attorney Shawn Guzman commented that there would be appropriate safeguards in the contract so that it could be terminating in the event certain conditions were not met, or if an emergency arose and the City had to open the street. Council Member Bunker commented that the presentations by both groups were excellent, but the main objective has to be to build the downtown and bring people into the businesses there. She commented she still felt that Friday night events could have been a win-win for everyone. Sandy Lenois commented that Chad Hardy stepped forward last year when no one else did and she felt that personal agendas, personal prejudices and unfair attacks were made which resulted in an unfair situation in which Mr. Hardy was shut down and not given an opportunity to make it right. Debbie with Vintage Celebrations commented that Thursday night events would benefit all, and Friday night events would hurt some. She commented she felt that Chad Hardy should be considered just as strongly as the Downtown Business Alliance. AMENDED MOTION: Council Member Orton amended his motion to include the stipulation that a written contract be entered into with the City. VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Allen called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. SET PUBLIC HEARING: Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held February 14, 2006, recommended that a public hearing be scheduled for March 16, 2006 at 5:00 p.m. to consider a request to amend Title 10, Chapter 11, St. George City Code, to incorporate recreation enterprises as a permitted or conditional use permit within the M-2 zone. Tim Maserang, applicant. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to schedule the public hearing as recommended by the Planning Commission. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. St. George City Council Minutes February 16, 2006 Page Thirteen VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Allen called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. FINAL PLATS: Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held February 14, 2006, recommended approval of the final plats for Tuweap Pointe Phase 2, McKenna Cottages Townhomes, and Willowbrook Professional Park. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the final plats and authorize the Mayor to sign them. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Allen called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. SITE PLAN AND BUILDING ELEVATION FOR TONAQUINT HILLS: Associate Planner Mark Bradley explained that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held February 14, 2006, recommended approval of the site plan and building elevation for a proposed retail center with eight retail suites and one restaurant pad located at the southwest corner of Dixie Drive and Silicon Way. Kay Traveller, applicant. The site is a little over three acres and is zoned P...


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City Council Minutes 11/20/2003:
... locations rather than just one to help limit the number that will have to travel across town. With regard to trees, this issue has not yet been examined, and UDOT consultants know how to dig a pit for the root ball so that it does not impact the asphalt or pull up the curb. Robert Bruschke, owner of Steamroller Copy and Design to Print, commented that people are already taking shortcuts through back alleys. Good signage can possibly redirect traffic, but parking and congestion in the area of his business is heavy now. If the proposed plans come to fruition, the City will be beautified, but as far as safety on the Blvd., stricter law enforcement is needed as many people now run red traffic lights. He suggested there might be alternatives for safety other than medians. He stated that he was opposed to medians in front of his business. Roe Wilkinson, a concerned citizen, commented she felt the City should proceed with what it is doing, and the Visioning Committee has done a fabulous job. Lex deAzevedo, representing Milne Jewelers, stated that the graph showing mandatory medians was misleading, and the Visioning Committee did not represent the retail businesses on the Blvd. He stated he had a problem with someone telling him what he could do with his business, and while a majority of the businesses are for beautification and safety, they believe this can be accomplished without medians and with the use of synchronized lights, side and back access, and signage. There are 72 businesses on the Blvd. against raised medians anywhere other than where UDOT says they are mandatory for safety. Michael Berg, owner of Alphagraphics, stated he felt medians were going to increase safety, but expressed concern about the long term effect of the proposed vegetation as trees along the Blvd. already restrict business signage. Nathan McClary, owner of Larsen?s Frostop, commented that the medians are a bad idea, and in the future they will either have to be removed or he will have to close his business. He expressed concern with the statistics and empirical data presented. He advised that in his case UDOT has determined there will be a median which will block his driveway, and his neighbors do not want to open up access. He stated he felt the cart was being put before the horse, and he urged the City Council to put things in the proper order by reconstructing the Blvd. and install the medians later after all the problems have been solved. Mr. Youd, representing UDOT, explained that the position of UDOT is that a median is required 150-200' feet back from where a traffic light will possibly be placed at 900 East. Council Member Gardner inquired of Mr. Youd if there would be the possibility for traffic to turn left into Mr. McClary?s business. Mr. Youd replied that traffic would have to go to 800 East to turn left, but for the other businesses along this block, there may be the capability of turning left into them. St. George City Council Minutes November 20, 2003 Page Eight Mr. McClary suggested that temporary medians be installed down the middle of the Blvd. to see what it will be like. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that UDOT?s position is that any changes to the required medians would be at the City?s expense. If the City waited another four to five years to install them, the City would be assuming the total cost. He commented that while he respected the opinions of businesses and neighbors along the Blvd., the safety of the traveling public must also be considered. Mr. Youd advised he would like to advertise the project next fall, as the approval process is quite lengthy. Council Member Isom commented she felt signage and alternate access should be explored. Lorri Kocinski Puchlik commented that UDOT?s $8,600,000 would go a lot farther if medians were not installed, and this would be less money the City would have to invest in curb and gutter. Council Member Whatcott inquired how hard it would be retrofit medians. Tamara Maxwell, UDOT project manager, replied that this would be difficult as the roadway would have to be torn up. There are also landscaping and water issues. A concrete barrier, however, could always be added later. Marc Mortensen clarified that the UDOT-recommended medians would be concrete medians, similar to those on River Road. Placement of the medians recommended by the Visioning Committee, however, would allow for landscaping. Council Member Isom commented that the City has and will continue to look for secondary accesses to businesses along the Blvd., and has made a valiant effort in talking to business owners to try and find some middle ground. It will also be up to businesses to open up alleys and provide a flow of traffic through their parking lots to other businesses. Marc Mortensen commented that the City will pursue secondary accesses and signage. Lucia Christensen commented that ultimately what is good for St. George is good for the Blvd., and trees and medians will invite people to come and linger, visit and shop. The Blvd. is the face that St. George shows to everyone, and right now it is not very pretty. Richard Lamb, owner of Joker Joker, expressed concern that businesses on the Blvd. may not be able to be seen if they?re closed in with beautification. He encouraged the City Council to look at the total impact and explore alternatives to gradually make improvements rather than make them all at once and hope they work out. He suggested that perhaps the beautification project would be better served in another area of the City. Glen Murray, owner of Charlie?s Ice Cream, advised that larger sized pick-ups would not be able to negotiate a u-turn. Most accidents on the Blvd. are rear-enders and medians will not put an end to rear-end collisions. He stated the City was spending thousands to cut down on water usage around the City Office, but is now advocating landscaping medians which will require water which should be saved for homes and businesses. He commented that medians will reduce traffic flow which will reduce businesses. Mayor McArthur inquired where someone could go to see the type of entrance proposed by UDOT off the Blvd. Mr. Youd replied that the Jennings building had the type of entrance proposed. There being no further public comment, Mayor McArthur closed the public hearing. St. George City Council Minutes November 20, 2003 Page Nine Council Member Orton commented that the City Council did not want to hurt any business, and right now has concerns with and is committed to all of Main Street and the downtown. The City?s goal is to do everything it can to make the downtown the most customer friendly in the community. As he travels to different communities he sees what other cities are doing to mak...


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... authorized City Manager Gary Esplin to offer a settlement proposal to Kay Traveller in an amount up to $15,000 to resolve a drainage dispute onr prop...


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...context with an R-1-10 subdivision. Mr. Demas advised that a bare minimum travel way is 20’, whether parking is allowed or not. City Manager...


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...eeded a 50' sign, as 50' pole signs are normally directed at the traveling public to advertise a restaurant or gas station. He suggested a ...


City Council Minutes 04/19/2001:
...cil about the proclamation from the Elk’s Club. Ms. Manazer said she travels throughout the state during the year and interviews youth who are r...


City Council Minutes 04/05/2001:
...f homes from 513 to 573. Gail Maxwell is the agent for the applicant, Kay Traveller. A motion was made by Councilmember Allen and seconded by Cou...


City Council Minutes 06/07/2001:
...rease convenience for nearby residents and reduce the need for across-town travel. The proposed building is 33,500 sq. ft. and the landscaped area comprises 31% of the site, with 48% in parking and driveway area. 148 parking spaces are proposed for the commercial center and daycare. The building is proposed to be stucco with a tile roof. The Planning Commission recommends approval subject to resolving access issues with the City Engineer for a right-in only off of Snow Canyon Parkway, and an in and out access onto 1400 West. The Planning Commission also recommended that lights in the gas island canopy be recessed. Council Member Orton inquired if there was a traffic lighting plan for Snow Canyon Parkway. City Engineer Aron Baker replied that no traffic signals are planned for Snow Canyon Parkway in the immediate future. Jim Raines, Bush and Gudgell Engineering, representing the applicant, advised his client has been working on the project for the past 17 months. The realignment of 1400 West created a triangular piece of property and his client has struggled with what to do with the odd shaped property. It is believed that neighborhood commercial would serve the area well at this location, and a professional and retail use at this location is in harmony with the General Plan. He stated that while no one wants a convenience store in their neighborhood, everyone uses them as they are a necessity of life. Mr. Carter has met with adjoining project developers to assure the proposed building elevations are in harmony with adjoining architectural styles and scale. It is proposed that the building blend into and enhance the residential area and not detract from it. He advised that opening 1400 West will not add to the traffic on nearby residential streets, and the proposed development will help to alleviate residents’ concerns as it will provide a more direct route to Snow Canyon Parkway. Mayor Pro Tem Isom opened the public hearing. Stewart McGuyver advised be purchased a home in this area because of the nearby park. He expressed concern about making 1400 West a thoroughfare due to the many cars that speed in this area now. He stated there are many people in the neighborhood concerned for their childrens’ safety if a commercial use is made of the area due to the increased traffic. Wendy Bailey presented a petition signed by area residents who do not want a gas station and retail use in the area. She stated the proposed project would create more traffic and thereby increase accidents. She stated commercial property has already been designated at 2200 West and commercial is not needed at the proposed site. Council Member Allen arrived. Council Member Gardner inquired of Ms. Bailey if she was anxious to have 1400 West completed through to Snow Canyon Parkway or not. St. George City Council Minutes June 7, 2001 Page Eleven Ms. Bailey replied that 1400 West needed to be completed through to Snow Canyon Parkway as now everyone uses her street, 1500 West, to enter the Royal Oaks project. However, citizens of the area should not be pushed into having commercial in their area just because the City needs the road. She commented the area should remain residential, and the property in question was zoned residential when Mr. Carter purchased it. Steve Marsh, a resident of Royal Oaks, commented if alcohol sales were allowed at the convenience store the chance of children getting hurt would increase. He expressed opposition to the proposed commercial project. Allan Carter advised if the road designated as 1400 West were put in as originally planned, a huge traffic problem would have been created and a light would have to be installed on Snow Canyon Parkway. He advised that to the west of his proposed project is a small development with eight of the nine lots sold. Each of these property owners signed a statement saying they are aware commercial may be put in adjacent to their area and they would not protest it at the time of the master plan amendment. All or nearly all of the owners in nearby projects purchased knowing of the potential for nearby commercial zoning. Mr. Carter advised when he originally approached the City in February 2000 about this project, he originally considered the possibility of some form of multiple family housing on the corner, but decided against it due to the nearby traffic. He advised that the placement of neighborhood commercial at the corner of the proposed 1400 West and Snow Canyon Parkway is good planning and will not increase traffic but decrease it. All the concerns of nearby residents cannot be alleviated, but neither were the concerns of the Bloomington residents when Walmart was approved. Additionally, no alcohol sales will be permitted at the proposed convenience store because of its proximity to the Royal Oaks Park. Jeff Heaton stated he was not as concerned with 1400 West as with the commercial center creating additional traffic and affecting childrens’ safety. He expressed opposition to the project. City Manager Gary Esplin informed that the City just approved a contract with Sear Brown to connect Dixie Downs with Snow Canyon Parkway, and this will provide another access to Snow Canyon Parkway. Jeff Bailey stated that although traffic is supposed to make a right turn only into the proposed project off Snow Canyon Parkway, not everyone obeys the law, and some people will cross the median to turn into the project. He commented the area is residential in nature, and those who purchased homes in the area did so because the area was residential. Mr. Carter also knew the property was zoned residential when he purchased it. Jim Raines advised that neighborhood commercial does not generate a high amount of traffic, although traffic patterns may be changed. He reiterated that neighborhood commercial is desirable by keeping traffic localized instead of overloading other areas of the community. He advised that the project will not create more traffic but will keep it from traveling long distances. 1400 West is designated as a minor collector roa...


City Council Minutes 08/16/2001:
...istrict championship in Albuquerque, New Mexico this past week. They then traveled to Los Angeles, California to play in the regionals, and came with...


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...tage of work force, he and his wife are both registered nurses but have to travel to Las Vegas to work in order to make part-time what they could make...


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...g Council had a productive meeting. They are helping a woman who wants to travel to Colorado Springs where she has better support. The annual Point ...


City Council Minutes 02/27/2014:
...Consider approval on an access agreement for the Stone Cliff project. Kay Traveller, applicant Council was presented with an access agreement for the Stone Cliff project that was previously approved, but there were a few adjustments that needed to be made due to the elevation requirements for public roads. It was determined to make this particular section of the road private thus allowing for the necessary increased grade. Mr. Traveller explained that this section of road would be gated and not be use...


City Council Minutes 02/21/2008:
...elopment Director Bob Nicholson replied that it is 66' wide, with two travel lanes and a center lane at the intersection. Jim Raines, Bush an...


City Council Minutes 02/19/2009:
...at a lot of seniors from the project will be driving, and sound from below travels up to Foremaster Ridge. Rick Wood, applicant, introduced Rick W...


City Council Minutes 01/06/2005:
... McArthur opened the public hearing. Mike Malone, one of the owners of Travel Specialties, Inc. dba Main Street Travel, explained that he leases the corner space and one of his clients is interested in subletting space for a deli. To date his request for a business license has been denied based on a lack of parking. He urged approval of the amendment. St. George City Council Minutes January 6, 2005 Page Eleven Mayor McArthur explained that the proposed amendment is one way to develop the downtown without wiping out historic buildings, based on a case by case basis. He then closed the public hearing. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Allen to approve the amendment by ordinance. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Bunker - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Gardner - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider a zone change from R-1-10 Single Family Residential and R-3 Multiple Family Residential to PD Commercial on 15.1 acres located southwest of the Foremaster Drive and Riverside Drive intersection on the west side of the future extension of Riverside Drive. Rich Lewis and Randy Simonsen, applicants. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that on the 11.8 acre northerly parcel, the applicant is proposing eleven buildings; nine on the lower tier for various commercial uses, and two upper buildings on the hillside for office use only. Access proposed off Foremaster Drive would consist of a right-in, right-out turn only with a deceleration lane. There would be two accesses off Riverside Drive. Eight of the buildings are two story, and three are single story. Access for the south parcel is off Riverside Drive. The Planning Commission recommends approval. The applicants originally proposed parking on the northern parcel be between the hill and the buildings, but in order to hide the cut, the Planning Commission recommended that the buildings be pushed up against the cut to cover the excavation into the hillside. Rich Lewis, applicant, advised that while the Planning Commission recommended the parking be moved in order to hide the hillside cut, this will effectively double the cut. He requested approval to leave the buildings as originally proposed. Council Member Gardner inquired about the south parcel, and suggested that it could be zoned AP PD. Mr. Lewis replied that he would prefer PD Commercial zoning. Mr. Simonsen, applicant, stated that most of the property in the south parcel is less than 26% slope, and that they wanted flexibility in developing it. Mr. Lewis advised that on the north parcel they would like to place all of the refrigeration units on the top of the roofs for all buildings along Riverside Drive. Refrigeration units on the two buildings built on the hillside would be placed to the side of the buildings. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing which had been continued from a previous meeting. Wilford Day stated that while he could live with most of the proposed uses, there were a few he was concerned with. He stated he would withdraw his objections to the project if the applicant would agree to the following provisions: all area lighting be directed to shine down, no outdoor display or storage, no outdoor repair of cars, no fast food or drive-through restaurants, and no cafes or restaurants in Buildings 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 or 11. He stated that if the request were approved, he would like his comments incorporated into the motion. Rulon Jones commented that while he supported the project, he was opposed to locating the cooling units on the roof tops as its ruins aesthetics. He stated that he also had an issue with access from Foremaster Drive, as there is a large amount of traffic traveling up hill and it is not a good spot for a turn pocket as traffic co...


City Council Minutes 09/20/2007:
.... Council Member Whatcott arrived. Mr. Greathouse advised that the traveling Vietnam Wall will be at the Dixie Center December 5-10. Marilyn Davis presented Mayor McArthur with a painting by local artist Marilyn Stevens of the dwarf bear claw poppy. Doug Alder advised that the Book Festival will be held October 24-27 at the new Town Square Plaza. Last year 1500 people attended and he anticipated many more this year. He requested $2,000 from the City to help sponsor the event. Mr. Alder advised that City Attorney Shawn Guzman is chairman of the event. Council Member Bunker advised that she attended a meeting today to plan for a festival in November on the Town Square sponsored by the College. After the meeting they took a tour of the Town Square and all were very excited with the progress being made. TABLE ITEM: City Manager Gary Esplin advised that Item 4E, to consider approval of an ordinance changing the zone from A-1 to R-1-10 on 28.27 acres located at 2000 South on 3000 East, and consider approval of a development agreement for a density bonus, were tabled from the agenda. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for the Recreation Center restroom remodel project. St. George City Council Minutes September 20, 2007 Page Two Purchasing Manager Connie Hood explained that the City formally published a Request for Proposals, held a mandatory pre-bid meeting and received three bids. She recommended award of the bid to the low bidder, KRB Development, in the amount of $25,261. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to award the bid as recommended. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for the 2007 slurry seal project. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood explained that four bids were received. She recommended award of the bid to the low bidder, Slurry Seal, in the amount of $111,111. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Allen to award the bid as recommended. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Gardner. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider approval to set up an annual blanket award for labor from the Purgatory Correctional Facility. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood explained that the Parks Department has requested a blanket purchase order in the amount of $39,000 be established for the Purgatory Correctional Facility for labor. Mayor McArthur advised that the inmates help with maintenance of the fields. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that they also set up chairs at the Dixie Center, clean up trash and weeds along roadways and trails, etc. The funds go to the Sheriff?s Department to pay for labor to supervise the inmates. Only low risk inmates are used, and they are closely supervised. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the blanket purchase order as recommended. SECOND T 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 419 hybrid bermuda grass on sand. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood explained two bids were received. She recommended award of the bid to the low bidder, Valley Sod. They submitted a bid for the 250,000 sq. ft. needed at a cost of $80,000. However, there is only $40,000 in the budget, so she recommended award to Valley Sod in an amount not to exceed $40,000. She advised that the other bid was three times Valley Sod?s bid. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to award the bid as recommended in an amount not to exceed $40,000. SECOND The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for well house (Pratt) valves for the Water Department. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood explained that Ferguson Waterworks is a local sole source distributor for the Pratt valves which are used at the well houses. St. George City Council Minutes September 20, 2007 Page Three MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to award the bid as recommended. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that he asked the Purchasing Department to work on a better form to be submitted as a cover letter on agenda items which show the budgeted amount, estimates, and explanations in lay terms of what the City is buying. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for the Willow Run Park playground. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood explained that after review of the RFQs, Mark Goble selected Play Space Design in the amount of $134,870. Park Planner Mark Goble presented a power point presentation which reviewed the playground equipment chosen. He explained that the budget for the equipment is $175,000. He explained the process used to select the vendor. He advised that installation is not included, but will come out of the remaining budgeted funds. City Manager Gary Esplin explained the reason RFQs were used instead of actual bids is because staff wanted to let the vendors be creative and create a playground. Mr. Goble advised that installation should be between $10,000 and $20,000. Council Member Bunker inquired about safety standards. Mr. Goble replied that several safety standards have to be met. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to award the bid as recommended. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. Mr. Goble advised the project was scheduled to be complete by January. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for dumpsters and porta-pots for the marathon. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood recommended award of the bid to Dixie Waste Services. Dixie Waste currently has the blanket purchase order for City dumpsters. They also have enough of the ADA units needed at the marathon. The price is $27,916.67, which includes placement and pickup. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to award the bid as recommended. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for materials for the Royal Pines Estates storm drain project. Cameron Cutler advised that this is a joint project with Quality Properties. Their design was for a 36" line along 3000 East , and the City requested that this line be upsized to 60". Bush and Gudgell is the engineer for the project. It was decided to bid out the material with the City paying for the 60" pipe with storm water vaults and access manholes so the price could be reduced by the amount of sales tax. The original estimate for the project is $322,920 with only one bidder. He recommended award of the bid to the sole bidder, Geneva Pipe, in the amount of $299,459.60. St. George City Council Minutes September 20, 2007 Page Four MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to award the bid as recommended. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for the Green Valley 138 kV - 69 kV steel structures. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood explained there were two bidders. She recommended award of the bid to the low bidder, Galvanizers, in the amount of $274,921. Delivery time is 23 weeks, and the price includes delivery. Energy Services Director Phil Solomon explained that the structures consist of a variety of A-frames, switches and support structures for inside the substation. The substation is located at the Lakes development off the hill behind Green Valley in a wash. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to award the bid as recommended. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. ORDINANCE: Consider approval of an ordinance repealing the Innkeeper Revenue Tax ordinance and re-enact the tax as a Municipal Transient Room Tax under Sec. 59-12-352, Utah Code Annotated. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that several years ago the City adopted a license fee on motels of 1%. Under new state law, the City is required to repeal that license fee and enact a municipal transient room tax. It will still be the same amount and collected in the same manner. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to approve the ordinance. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Bunker - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. ORDINANCE: Consider approval of an ordinance changing the zone from A-1 to R-1-10 on 28.27 acres located at 2000 South on 3000 East, and consider approval of a development agreement for a density bonus. This item was tabled. RESOLUTION: Consider approval of a resolution for the issuance of Sales Tax Revenue Bonds in an amount not to exceed $27 million; establishing the maximum par amount of bonds, maximum interest rate of the bonds, maximum maturity date over which the bonds may mature, maximum discount from par, providing for the notice of a public hearing, and related matters. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that adoption of a parameters resolution is the first step in issuing bonds. He recommended approval of the resolution in an amount not to exceed $27 million. The funds will be used as follows: $15 million for the Mall Drive bridge, $3 million for the second road at the Dixie Center, $3.5 million for part of the City?s match for the Southern Corridor, $3 million for new airport roads and parking, and St. George City Council Minutes September 20, 2007 Page Five bond issuance costs, for a total of around $24 million. The amount was set at $27 million in case something comes up. He recommended issuance of the ten year bonds to fund these projects. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Allen to approve the resolution. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Bunker - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Gardner - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. LIFT STAGE ONE OF WATER CONSERVATION PLAN: Consider approval to lift Stage 1 of the Water Conservation Plan. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that at this time of year staff recommends that Stage One of the City?s Water Conservation Plan be lifted, however, citizens are always encouraged to conserve. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to lift Stage One of the Water Conservation Plan. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. REUSE LINE COST SHARING: Consider approval of a reuse line cost sharing. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that a joint agreement with UDOT and SITLA is proposed to extend a reuse line from the wastewater treatment plant to the Atkinville Interchange. Construction water is needed to help keep the dust down, and in order to accommodate the use of reuse water for this purpose, a pipeline needs to be extended from Sun River to the location of the interchange. This agreement is for the first stage. Since the agenda has been prepared, there has been additional discussion about going further to the east. It is interesting to note that the City finally received $9.5 million on behalf of the Shivwits Band to pay for the cost of all improvements made in their behalf and in settlement of a lawsuit. The City ended up with a good line plus some money. Water Services Director Barry Barnum explained that the contract cost is $223,310. SITLA is taking the lead on this project. The City?s cost will be reduced by the $25,000 that SITLA is bringing to the table. The City?s cost will be $198,310. Essentially UDOT is going to put in the temporary line and the City will participate to make it permanent. There is good cooperation between the three entities. A discussion has just started about extending this same relationship from the Atkinville Interchange to River Road as the Southern Corridor is built. The City would like reuse water to be used as construction water. Council Member Whatcott commented it was interesting to note that the cost of exposed pipe is more expensive than pipe in the ground, and putting the pipe in the ground can increase the size of the line as well. Mr. Barnum explained that the proposed pipe was 8" HDP, but since it is going to be buried, it can be increased to 12" PVC pipe. Mayor McArthur inquired if there was the possibility of putting in wells for non-potable water to be used for construction. Mr. Barnum replied he was coordinating this with the Water Conservancy District. St. George City Council Minutes September 20, 2007 Page Six Council Member Gardner commented that the Water District is talking about future plans in Warner Valley, and it would be important to have a source for irrigation water. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that staff has been talking with the Water Conservancy District about possible ways to store secondary water. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to approve the cost sharing. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. MOU: Consider approval of a MOU with Santa Clara City for construction of the Skyline to Green Valley transmission system. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that a transmission line is being built around the City, and Santa Clara would like to add some transmission capacity to serve its area. They agreed to pay their share of the costs to upgrade the line. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to approve the MOU. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. LAND EXCHANGE: Consider approval of a land exchange proposal with L.W.F. Limited Partnership (Frei family) located along the Santa Clara River between Black Rock Hole #4 and the Frei family farm area. City Manager Gary Esplin explained the property is owned by the Landon Frei family and is located along Sunbrook. Due to the floods in 2005 and the resulting change to the river banks, the City desires to exchange property with the Freis to clarify ownership. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the land exchange. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/PRELIMINARY PLAT: Public hearing to consider approval of the preliminary plat for Sunrise Ridge Phase 4 located at 2370 East and 50 South. Gorm Klungervick, applicant. Project Engineer Cathy Hasfurther explained that this plat had been approved years ago, but because a final plat was not recorded, the preliminary plat expired. Most of the public improvements have been built. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the preliminary plat. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider a zone change from RCC to C-3 on .17 acre located at 594 West 400 North. Mr. and Mrs. Callister, applicants. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained the property owners would like to rezone the site of what has been a chiropractic office for many years. The home is 1,452 sq. ft. Property to the north and south is zoned C-3, and property to the east is zoned RCC. The applicants plan to use the building for office use which requires six off-street parking spaces. The Planning Commission recommends approval with the St. George City Council Minutes September 20, 2007 Page Seven condition that prior to issuance of a business license, a 6' privacy wall between this property and residential property to the east is to be installed. Council Member Bob Whatcott commented that if C-3 zoning is allowed, there is a huge and wide variety of uses which could be put in. He inquired if the applicant would be agreeable to AP zoning instead of C-3, as the property to the east is zoned RCC. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. Council Member Whatcott commented that since the use being proposed is office use, an AP zone would be appropriate. Mr. Nicholson replied that because there is C-3 zoning on two sides, and most of the zoning down Bluff Street is C-3, the applicant is requesting C-3 zoning. Council Member Whatcott replied that the subject property is offset from Bluff Street. Mr. Callister, applicant, commented he wanted C-3 zoning as the properties located across from and behind the subject property are zoned C-3. Martin Lustig commented that he was the purchaser of the property and the one requesting the zone change. He advised he is purchasing the property contingent on its rezone to C-3. The property to the north is zoned C-3. C-3 zoning gives him a variety of choices of uses for the property. He stated that when the Planning Commission asked him what the property would be used for, he said he was not sure, but possibly an office use. Council Member Whatcott commented that the property is only 66' wide and C-3 uses would be fairly limited. He stated that in order to put in a C-3 use, the applicant would probably end up purchasing an adjacent piece of property as well, and he would then have 132' of property. Right now the area has a neighborhood feel, and AP use is a good neighbor to church and RCC uses, but C-3 can be a bad neighbor to both. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson reviewed C-3 and AP uses. Mr. Lustig advised that the property owner is retiring. He stated he would be open to a medical office use but did not have a tenant at this time and has not yet purchased the property. He stated he thought C-3 would be a more open zone. Council Member Orton commented the City Council wants to protect neighborhoods as much as possible and AP zoning would be better for the neighborhood. Mr. Lustig replied that he preferred C-3 zoning since the property is next door to C-3 zoning and if he acquires the adjacent property too, there is the possibility that at a later date he might take the building down and do something different. Council Member Whatcott commented that the applicant could do everything he wanted to do in the AP zone. Mr. Lustig inquired what type of businesses the City would not want to see there. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson replied that the types of uses allowed in a C-3 zone include auto repair, welding, light industrial uses, cabinet shops, plumbing, heating and air conditioning, and storage units. Mr. Lustig advised he wanted C-3 zoning with limitations. City Manager Gary Esplin replied in that case it would have to be a PD zone. Mr. Lustig inquired if C-3 zoning without industrial uses would be acceptable. St. George City Council Minutes September 20, 2007 Page Eight City Manager Gary Esplin replied that the issue is whether to approve C-3 zoning. Uses could not be limited without going back through the process, or the applicant could request a down-zone to AP, or the matter could be sent back to the Planning Commission. Deputy City Attorney Paula Houston advised that the City Council could consider an AP zone as that is a less intense use. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that if the City Council approved C-3 zoning, all C-3 uses would be allowed and the City Council would lose the ability to control what the property could be used for. Mayor McArthur commented that if the property were located on the other side of Bluff Street, there would be no question and C-3 zoning would be allowed, but because the subject property is located next to residential zoning and because of its size, it raises questions. Mr. Lustig commented that the property next to the LDS church was just rezoned to C-3. Mr. Nicholson replied that this was done 15-20 years ago. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that the applicant could use the building for office space in an AP zone, and this rezone could be done tonight. The applicant can also come back later with a zone change request to PD Commercial, and the uses would be tied to the PD zone. But tonight the City Council could only take action on a C-3 or AP zone. Council Member Gardner commented he did not see the C-3 zoning request as that big of an issue and he did not think it would be detrimental to the neighborhood. Mayor McArthur replied that it would be detrimental if he lived next door to it. There being no further public comment, Mayor McArthur closed the public hearing. Council Member Whatcott commented that he would make a motion to approve AP zoning or deny C-3 zoning, and the choice was up to the applicant and potential buyer. Mr. Lustig replied he did not want AP zoning. Mr. Callister replied he wanted C-3 zoning. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to deny the zone change request. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. Council Member Allen inquired about the difference between C-2 and C-3 uses. Mayor McArthur commented that if the zone change request is denied, it cannot be reheard for one year. Council Member Allen commented that in the future, the street will change. Deputy City Attorney Paula Houston advised that the standards fo C-2 zoning would not apply to this property as C-2 zoning is for highway commercial and the primary objective is to provide space for facilities that serve the traveling public. C-1 zoning is for neighborhood convenience uses, such as ...


City Council Minutes 01/20/2011:
...ilmember Almquist commented that while he relied on billboards while he is traveling, some could be designed better or the advertising could be more pleasing. However, he still feels that the positioning of the sign is adequate where the applicant is proposing it, but the proposed height makes it at least 100 times more visible for southbound traffic than it was before. Mr. Jeffs replied that southbound visibility will be improved. Ray Draper advised he was not sure the sign would be in that much of a better position because of its distance from the freeway. There is give and take on both sides. Going south there is a power pole so the sign has to be at least 75' to the bottom of the sign. City Manager Gary Esplin inquired if anyone had ever seen a sign 125' high from the freeway in the state of Utah. Mr. Draper replied there are probably a few in Salt Lake where the freeways are elevated. Mr. Esplin commented that the signs are not 115' from the elevation of the freeway. If approved, St. George would have the highest sign in the State. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised that this clarification is important. The signs are taller along elevated freeways. However, they are not 115' high when along a normal freeway level. Mayor Pro Tem Bunker inquired where the elevation is taken. Mr. Draper replied the sign is 115' from the ground level, not the freeway level. St. George City Council Minutes January 20, 2011 Page Eight Mr. Guzman advised there are two components - one from the freeway and one from ground level. He advised that the existing sign was blocked by the hillside and was not clearly visible from I-15 headed northbound until someone was right to the side of it. Deputy City Attorney Paula Houston presented a video showing the sign’s visibility traveling northbound and southbound along the freeway. Bob Nicholson co...


City Council Minutes 06/21/2007:
...igns. Council Member Gardner commented the purpose of signs is to draw travelers off the freeway to shop in St. George. He inquired what would give one business the right to have a 50' tall sign and not the other if they were both within the 1500' bubble. St. George City Council Minutes June 21, 2007 Page Ten Council Member Bunker replied in that event there would be a billboard sign every 50'. Mr. Young clarified that signs would be up to 300 sq. ft. and 50' tall. Staff considered adding Black Ridge Drive to the list of major commercial streets, but because of its elevation the signs would be skylined. Council Member Bunker commented she would hate to see those kinds of signs all over the community as they detract from the beauty of St. George. Council Member Gardner inquired how to determine who gets one and who doesn?t. Council Member Orton commented that while the City wants to bring travelers off the freeway, the City has moved forward in implementing its Sign Ordinance and he would hate to see it take a step backwards. He stated he felt the proposed ordinance change was fair. Mr. Young suggested a major commercial street be defined as one with over 70% commercial use. He explained that the Sign Review Board discussed the issue twice and could not come to a conclusion. He stated that right now 1160 South Main is not designated as major commercial street, and Desert Palms has asked for a 50' pole sign. If a business is not within 1500' of a freeway exit, they would be limited to a 30' sign. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. Steve Davis, representing Rainbow Sign, stated that he liked the proposal, but would prefer to see the 1500' bubble be all-inclusive. There being no further public comment, Mayor McArthur closed the public hearing. Council Member Whatcott commented that the last thing the City wanted to see would be signs on Black Ridge Drive or by the Stephen Wade building as the clutter would be ridiculous. He suggested that perhaps the matter should be continued so that they could see some examples of what the ordinance change will do on the proliferation side, and its pros and cons. Council Member Orton commented he was concerned because this is the first time the Sign Review Board has not made a recommendation. He agreed that the matter should be continued. Council Member Whatcott commented that he was not opposed to the ordinance change, he just wanted to be comfortable with it. Mayor McArthur advised that the Sign Review Board could not meet because there are not enough people on the Board. Brad Young commented that two of the five members have asked to be replaced. Council Member Bunker commented that she agreed with Council Members Whatcott and Orton. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson suggested the Council consider adoption of the ordinance without considering which streets should be added as major commercial streets. Steve Davis, Rainbow Sign, recommended that the 1500' bubble be approved excluding Black Ridge Drive. He asked the Council to take into consideration the fact that the Dixie Center sign is 300' sq. ft and 50' feet tall, and it is dwarfed out in the real world. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to approve the ordinance without designating any additional major commercial streets. Steve Davis asked the Council to add a provision that would allow signs to be addressed on a case-by-case basis. St. George City Council Minutes June 21, 2007 Page Eleven Mr. Young replied that this would require a recommendation from the Sign Review Board. AMENDED MOTION: Council Member Orton amended his motion to add a provision that signs be considered on a case-by-case basis for recommendation to the City Council. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen. City Attorney Shwan Guzman advised that this was too loose and there should be guidelines on what the Sign Review Board and City Council is looking for in order to be consistent. An applicant will need to know with some reasonableness whether the petition will be approved or not, and there should be standards for the City Council to look at to consider the application. WITHDRAW MOTION: Council Member Orton withdrew his motion. Steve Davis inquired if the idea for the clarification was to tie into the grade of the freeway so as not to exceed 50' above freeway grade. Brad Young replied that there is already a provision for this. Big billboard signs cannot be more than 50' above the freeway grade or 70' above adjacent ground level. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to approve the ordinance change clarifying that 50' tall pole signs must be located within 1500' of a freeway exit and located on a major commercial street. WITHDRAW SECOND: Council Member Allen withdrew her second. SECOND: Council Member Bunker seconded the motion. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Bunker - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Gardner - no Council Member Allen - no The motion carried. Council Member Whatcott inquired if the issue would be addressed further for a comfort level. City Attorney Shawn Guzman replied that the matter can be discussed in a work meeting to present proposals from staff. Mayor McArthur suggested this meeting be held within one month. PUBLIC HEARING/AMEND BUDGET/RESOLUTION: Public hearing to consider amendments to the 2006-2007 budget. Budget and Financial Planning Manager Deanna Brklacich reviewed the amendments to the budget. Council Member Whatcott inquired about police overtime, and if this was a one-time expenditure or something that would continue on. He inquired if the amount was the same cost as adding another officer. Mrs. Brklacich replied that the amount would be close, but this was probably a one-time expense as this year was unusual with the number of occurrences. Police Chief Marlon Stratton explained that calls have increased significantly and it would be helpful to have another officer. Mrs. Brklacich then continued reviewing the budget amendments. St. George City Council Minutes June 21, 2007 Page Twelve Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There being no public comments, he closed the public hearing. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Allen to approve the budget amendments by resolution. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Gardner. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Bunker - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Orton - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried PUBLIC HEARING/ADOPT BUDGET/RESOLUTION: Public hearing to consider adoption of the 2007-2008 budget. Budget and Financial Planning Manager Deanna Brklacich advised the total budget is $304,000,000. The general operating fund portion is $46,000,000. The rest of the budget consists of enterprise funds and capital project funds. The increase in the capital project fund is basically because of the replacement airport, southern corridor project and Mall Drive bridge project. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. Ed Baca commented that at the last meeting he was not given the opportunity to respond to comments, especially during the public hearing. It was wrongly stated that he thought the police were not doing a good job. The police department is grossly understaffed, but they are doing an exceptional job considering their limitations. He stated he remains concerned that the budget did not include one additional fireman, especially in light of the recent house fires. He stated that the percentage of property tax revenue has notably declined which has a direct effect on the City budget. He attended a Washington County Water Conservancy District meeting where an increase adjustment was approved, and this will result in a slight increase in property tax. He stated while he was opposed to an increase in property taxes for St. George residents, the City?s acknowledged percentage in property tax rate might be headed in the same direction as the WCWCD. The Mayor stated the adjustment is not a tax increase. The purpose of a budget hearing is to discuss all the issues, and if not now, then when and where. He stated it was important for the public to be present when the department heads and City Council meet to establish budget priorities. It was refreshing to read that an adjoining city formed a budget committee who helped determine needs and wants before coming up with a budget. He stated he noted Council Member Allen made several trips to Salt Lake City at the taxpayer?s expense, and wondered if she was willing to inform the public of the fruits of her labors which made an impact on this budget year. Mayor McArthur commented that Council Member Allen represents the City on the Utah League of Cities and Towns board and reports back to the Mayor and Council on her assignment. He stated to Mr. Baca that it was not clear what he was trying to say. Council Member Allen commented that one of the reasons she is late to some Thursday Council meetings is because she serves as chair of the MPO Dixie formed several years ago. The MPO has recently been accepted as part of the JPAC, and it is wonderful to have a voice so St. George is not left out of the conversations which pertain to UDOT and other projects in this section of the state. Council Member Gardner advised that at the first of this meeting the Mayor talked about UDOT?s decision to grant $120,000,000 to the City of St. George to help fund major projects. This may very well have happened due to Council Member Allen being in Salt Lake City, along with others from the community who have worked hard to accomplish just that. He offered kudos to Council Member Allen for this and expressed appreciation to her from the community and City Council. St. George City Council Minutes June 21, 2007 Page Thirteen Budget and Financial Planning Manager Deanna Brklacich advised that some of the other fruits of Council Member Allen?s visits to Salt Lake City were the flood funds that the State gave the City, as well as the boutique tax in the City?s favor in the amount of $500,000. Those two examples alone warrant Council Member Allen?s time and travel. Mayor McArthur commented that the City Council Members are the ...


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City Council Minutes 01/31/2008:
...e, representing UDOT, advised they did not anticipate major impacts on the traveling public and businesses during construction. In 2010-2011 they will build another bridge over the I-15 at the bottom of Dixie Drive ending south of the Dixie Center. He advised that a flyer will be distributed to hotels and businesses in the area to help direct people to alternate routes. Council Member Bunker suggested all construction information, updates and alternate routes be put on a website for the public. Mr. Kunzler replied that they will do whatever they can to help. Council Member Almquist inquired about projects 20 years out. Kim Manwill, representing UDOT, replied that they are doing an I-15 corridor study to identify capacity needs, when and what interchanges will need improvement, capacity and deficiencies in the system and additional funding for the next 20 years. He advised that the southern I-15 is competing for funding with the northern I-15. A truck lane will be added from the Washington Interchange to the Hurricane exit, and there are several pavement replacement projects in the works. Council Member Bunker inquired about nighttime construction. Mr. Lee advised they met with hotel owners who told them to just get in and get out. St. George City Council Minutes January 31, 2008 Page Two There will be some nighttime construction. He explained that the off-ramps will remain open most of the time and there may be temporary ramps. There should not be a lot of disruption to traffic. Mr. Kunzler advised there would also be signage to direct I-15 travelers. PRESENTATION FROM THE DOWNTOWN BUSINESS ALLIANCE: Support S...


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City Council Minutes 02/17/2000:
...r for the Cedar District, advised his obligation is to protect the 17,000+ travelers a day who use the State?s system. He advised UDOT?s relationship with Sear Brown and their requests for information has been professionally handled. As far as an agreement for the cost of a portion of the project, there might be a possibility, but it would have to be worked out. However, at present UDOT has no plans to provide any money for improvements to the intersection at issue, and the process to procure money would be a five year long process and would have to compete with all other projects for state and federal highway funds. Councilmember Orton inquired if UDOT were proposing any roundabouts through the State of Utah. Mr. Munson replied UDOT is currently looking at constructing one at Exit 10, the Washington Interchange. It has been funded for the 2002 fiscal year, St. George City Council Minutes February 17, 2000 Page Eleven however, he has reason to believe the Commission is prepared to fund that portion of project ahead of schedule. Councilmember Orton inquired of Mr. Munson if in his opinion the roundabout as proposed would work. Mr. Munson replied that based on Sear Brown?s analysis, UDOT engineers feel comfortable with it. Frankie Pepito, a resident of Bloomington, advised Walmart?s study did not address traffic coming from the Green Valley area through Bloomington?s residential neighborhoods. Bloomington is an equestrian area with over 100 horses, and has the largest active 4H Club in the area. An equestrian arena has also been approved for the Bloomington Park area and additional traffic is therefore a big concern. She advised two Super Walmarts in such close proximity would be detrimental to downtown businesses. She advised a better location would be at the new southern corridor interchange. Ben McMahon, expressed support for the proposed Walmart store. He stated he thought it was time Bloomington grew up and joined the City in sharing the traffic burden. He advised he contacted Walmart about constructing a freeway off-ramp at the end of Pioneer Road. Brian Chadaz, Chairman of the St. George Area Chamber of Commerce, and on behalf of the Community Action Committee and Board of Directors, requested the City Council maintain their focus on the welfare of the area residents. If concerns are adequately addressed, free enterprise should take its course. City Attorney Jonathan Wright advised the City Council will base its decision on land use, not on the economic viability of the applicant. Raymond Kuhne stated he did not think the City Council could evaluate all the data received and make a decision tonight. He stated he thought some of the data was false, particularly traffic volumes. Steve Lewis, a resident of Bloomington, urged the City Council to protect Bloomington residents? investment and way of life as stated in the City?s Zoning Handbook. As defined in the Handbook, planned development is to ensure compatibility of the intended development with existing development, and the proposed Walmart project is not compatible due to traffic and safety issues. He stated a monstrous 24 hour retail project would be detrimental to the surrounding quiet residential neighborhoods. Lloyd Paulsen reviewed the history of the zoning of the Bloomington area. The area, as zoned by the Washington County Planning Commission, was zoned R-1-10 when it came into the City, and Bloomington has always considered itself to be a residential community. When he bought his property in Bloomington 23 years ago, he was told the area would always be residential, and many people believe Bloomington should remain residential. Scott Lee advised he was an expert on highway safety and had previously submitted his credentials. He advised his questions were not answered by the presentation of Walmart, nor was the formula provided which was used to calculate additional traffic flow from the Green Valley area. He advised there is no data available for this. He advised he requested specifications from Chapin Burkes on the roundabout in Houston, but has not received that information. Paul Wilson, a resident of the Casa Del Rio Subdivision, advised he was not opposed to PD Commercial zoning, but was opposed to the Walmart project St. George City Council Minutes February 17, 2000 Page Twelve as it was too big and would have too many negative impacts upon the community. He expressed concern about traffic problems and the safety of children and senior citizens in the area, and pollution. He expressed concern with environmental issues and urged the City Council to study the environmental impacts. He also expressed concern that property values would diminish. Wes Waters expressed support for Walmart and stated it would provide convenience. Walmart has met all impact concerns and would provide jobs for youth and mature citizens. Walmart also has a positive impact on philanthropic projects. Tom McArthur stated the Walmart traffic study was not comprehensive enough and did not cover the Man O War Bridge, Bloomington Drive, Dixie Drive, and Tonaquint Drive. He advised the increased traffic would be a tremendous safety problem for children and large animals, particularly at Bloomington Drive and Man O War Bridge and Sugar Leo. Lee Fife expressed concern that the financial resources of Walmart be utilized to help with traffic improvements which will need to be done as the area develops. Walmart has great borrowing power and over time the City could reimburse them for costs. He advised the proposed store will bring economic benefit to the area because of the freeway location and its exposure. Jim Lundberg advised the present interchange was built for a residential area many years ago and is now at capacity. He stated he did not think the proposed roundabouts would fit, and a large project is trying to be shoe-horned into a small area. He suggested the City work with Walmart to move them to the new south interchange, and Bloomington be maintained as a residential area. He expressed concern about expected traffic increase on Sugar Leo and urged rejection of the project. Royce Jones, a 15 year resident of Bloomington, advised the crux of the issue is private property rights, and the owner of the property has a right to develop it. He advised the area is master planned as commercial, and Walmart has made concessions in every area. He stated traffic at the interchange is a problem, with or without Walmart, and the City now has an opportunity to make positive changes with Walmart?s help. He expressed support for the roundabouts and stated it would be in the best interests of the City that they be completed concurrently with the opening of the store. He stated the American free enterprise system should be allowed to run its course. Sydney Davis advised the City needed the services provided by Walmart, and they have been very involved in working with youth groups and fundraising activities. She advised Walmart would be an asset to the community, but the traffic problems at the intersection of Pioneer and Brigham Roads needed to be addressed. She stated all have to share in the burden of growth. Liz Lewis, a resident of Bloomington, expressed concern about the representations made by the Bloomington Community Council, and advised they made no appreciable effort to gather any input from the Bloomington community at large. City Attorney Jonathan Wright advised the City Council would not make its decision based on numbers for or against the project. Ms. Lewis replied the Bloomington Community Council has influence on the City Council, yet it does not represent the majority of Bloomington St. George City Council Minutes February 17, 2000 Page Thirteen residents, and that is an issue. She advised there were significant issues still not settled, and inquired if verbal promises would be enforced. City Attorney Jonathan Wright advised the City would not be relying on any verbal promises, and everything agreed upon would be put in writing. Ms. Lewis inquired as to the dimensions of the store. Steve Kemp advised the back way through Bloomington is not the fastest way to reach the proposal Walmart, and the majority of traffic will travel the freeway to Walmart. Vi Blake advised Walmart now has a hard time filling its employment needs, and will bring in employees from other stores to fill its employment needs rather than hiring locals only. Linda Larson stated Walmart is a good neighbor and does many things to help the community. She advised she would like to keep tax dollars in St. George. Walmart has gone the extra mile to work with the City. City Attorney Jonathan Wright advised there is no contention whether Walmart is a philanthropic organization, and the focus of comments should be made on the zone change application only. Bill Whitlow, a resident of Bloomington, stated he felt the roundabout, as proposed, was too small to handle a truck and trailer 70' long. He stated more study needed to be done on the size of the roundabout. He urged the City Council to ask for a more comprehensive traffic study. Rick Nelson, a resident of Bloomington Hills, stated he was looking forward to the new Walmart. He stated this is not a perfect world, and the traffic studies were based on accumulated knowledge. As a business owner in Bloomington, he urged the City Council to decide in favor of Walmart. Brian McMullin advised he was in favor of Walmart because of the increased jobs it would bring, increased tax revenues, and positive impact on the Bloomington Courtyard Center. Ronnie Magleby advised he supported the Walmart project as it provides an opportunity for economical shopping for young families. He urged the City Council to support the project. Crit Killen expressed concern that two Walmarts were being located in close proximity and would jeopardize downtown businesses. He stated 50-60% of the traffic going to Walmart would use the back way rather than the freeway, and Bloomington should not be subjected to this amount of traffic 24 hours a day seven days a week. He expressed concern about resulting declining property values and negative impact on the Bloomington community. He advised that one superstore is sufficient to serve the area?s residents. He expressed disapproval of the proposed roundabouts and advised that most communities removed them because they did not work. He urged the City to deny Walmart?s request. Cindy Stevenson questioned whether Walmart was overdeveloping. She stated she had information that Walmart was building a store in Mesquite too, in addition to Cedar City and Washington. She questioned the need for two superstores in such close proximity. Nikki Stocks, a Bloomington resident, stated that although she liked Walmart, she feared increased traffic, speeding, and construction trucks. She suggested the superstore be built at the new interchange, and stated the area did not need two superstores. St. George City Council Minutes February 17, 2000 Page Fourteen Hooper North, a consulting engineer and land surveyor, expressed concerns about the proposed Walmart location in Bloomington, and to build the superstore on a culdesac would be wrong and would cause problems, such as those being experienced at the new Dixie Center. Dale Scott, a resident of Bloomington, stated he is concerned for the small children in the area, however, an easy solution would be to install speed bumps on Man O War and Sugar Leo which would solve the problem of speeding. He expressed support for Walmart and the property rights of the property owner. Sid Waldvogel stated he felt strongly the property owner (Mr. Magleby) has a right to sell his property for a commercial development as it is zoned commercial. Dick Dixon advised St. George is a Walmart-type community. 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...sue with one of the parcels while one of the other parcels is owned by Kay Traveller Investments LLC; Mr. Traveller would transfer the parcel to the applicant if required.  The...


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


City Council Minutes 06/06/2013:
...nts: 2100, subscriptions and memberships; 6100, sundry charges; and 2300, travel and training. Mayor McArthur asked Budget and Financial Planning Manager Deanna Brklacich to address Mr. Way. Deanna Brklacich explained the majority of the 2100, subscriptions and memberships budget is for the Utah Cities and Towns who represent the City with the State; the cost is based on population and sales tax. Sundry charges, the 6100 account, is used for sponsorships such as Ironman, Huntsman World Senior Games, St. George Magazine as well as numerous others. Travel and training, the 2300 account is based upon historical expenses and is used to pay the cost for the Mayor and City Council to attend the Utah League of Cities and Towns conferences as well as legislative conferences. Ed Baca, citizen of St. George, stated he wanted to give recognition to efforts the City has made with prioritizing items in the budget particularly with regards to transportation in the development of Mall Drive Bridge. He would like the City to continue with expanding the Children’s Museum. Councilmember Almquist explained one of the reasons the Mayor and City Council travel to meet with other agencies and municipalities is to learn what grants may be available to the City. Mayor McArthur stated the City may benefit more by what is learned at a particular meeting, than it would cost to travel there. REPORT FROM HILLSIDE RECLAMATION COMMITTEE: Report from the Hillside Reclamation Committee regarding reclamation of the West Black Hill. Mayor McArthur explained how the committee came about. He introduced Jennifer Kraft, Chairman of the Hillside Reclamation Committee. Jennifer Kraft explained the committee consists of 10 individuals asked by Mayor McArthur to make recommendations on fixing the scar on the hillside. She presented a power point presentation that covered the following topics: Black Hill Hillside Reclamation; Hillside Reclamation Committee; The Scar Consists of Two Parcels; row of 16 Townhomes & 25 ft. Private Road; 6.7 Acre Red Scar; 6.7 Acre with Rendering; Aerial View; 900' Long “eyebrow” cut on City Property; Existing Profile; Slope Contour after Transfer of Rocks & Soil; Areas of restoration to original habitat; Cost Estimate for 600 ft.; Shotcrete or Gunite; With Scar Removed. Mayor McArthur explained the committee is recommending to cover portions of the scar with a development of some sort. He recommended the City set funds aside to St. George City Council Minutes June 6, 2013 Page Six repair the scar which happened 26 years ago. The City received a $50,000.00 donation to help with the project if the City decides to move forward with the repair. Councilmember Pike stated he is in favor of moving forward. Councilmember Almquist explained as the hill is excavated, there will be additional rock that can be used. Parts of the scar have already been repaired. He worries a bit about erosion of the road that will be left in the area. The City did not own the property when it was cut but he would like the City to completely restore the hillside. Councilmember Bunker stated she feels the committee has come up with viable options to repair the hillside. If the community can help as well, that would be great. Mayor McArthur asked Marc Mortensen to move ahead with the project. SET PUBLIC HEARING: City Planner Ray Snyder advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held May 28, 2013, recommended that public hearings be scheduled for June 20, 2013 to consider a zone change request from PD-R to OP and to amend the “Fossil Hills PD Master Plan” by deleting 23.69 acres of PD-R zoning and replacing it with OS zoning. The owner is SITLA and the representative is Progressive Contracting, Inc., Mr. Russell Limb. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Pike to set the public hearings as recommended. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Almquist. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote as follows: Councilmember Bunker - aye Councilmember Almquist - aye Councilmember Pike - aye Councilmember Hughes - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. FINAL PLAT: Todd Jacobsen presented a final plat for The Cliffs at Snow Canyon, a one lot residential single family subdivision located at 3052 Snow Canyon Parkway. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bunker to approve the plat and authorize the Mayor to sign it. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Hughes. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote as follows: Councilmember Bunker - aye Councilmember Almquist - aye Councilmember Pike - aye Councilmember Hughes - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PRELIMINARY PLAT: Wes Jenkins presented the preliminary plat for Zions Bank to create two commercial lots located at 717 South River Road, zoning is AP and C-2. Lot 1 is 1.22 acres and lot 2 is 0.73 acres. The developer is proposing a cross access agreement and a shared parking agreement between the two lots. Currently, the property line between the two parcels extends through the middle of the existing bank. This plat will locate the property line in a more suitable location. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to approve the preliminary plat. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Pike. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote as follows: Councilmember Bunker - aye Councilmember Almquist - aye Councilmember Pike - aye Councilmember Hughes - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried PRELIMINARY PLAT: Wes Jenkins presented the preliminary plat for Stone Cliff - Phase 12, a two lot residential subdivision on 1.57 acres located along the private street Pinnacle Drive at the top of Stone Cliff on the south end, zoning is PD-R. All roadway improvements have been installed along the frontage. The developer will be required to extend the St. George City Council Minutes June 6, 2013 Page Seven existing sewer line and add rock walls. The Planning Commission approved the request in January; however, the Water Department is requesting the developer donate the adjacent property to the City since a City water tank sits on the property. The owner wanted to think about it. Mr. Traveller owns the property with other individuals and feels now is not the...


City Council Minutes 02/02/2017:
...on the south side of 1450 South Street and west of 3000 East Street.  Traveller-Stone Cliff LC, applicant.   Planning and Zoning Manager John Willis presented the request to amend the General Plan from Low Density Residential (LDR) to Commercial (COM) and Medium Density Residential (MDR) on approximately 12.48 acres and from LDR to Medium Density Residential (MDR) on approximately 19.170 acres located on the south side of 1450 South and west of 3000 East.  He presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: aerial map; current zoning map; current General Plan land use; proposed General Plan land use; proposal; applicant’s proposal; alternative proposal since the Planning Commission; and photos of the site.  The Planning Commission recommended approval on the Commercial but denied the MDR; therefore, the applicant has submitted an alternate proposal.   City Manager Gary Esplin explained since this is a General Plan amendment, it could include an area not owned by the applicant.     Councilmember Baca mentioned that several letters received in opposition.   Mr. Willis stated that a number of the letters stated concerns about MDR; some outlined concerns with Commercial.   Applicant Gail Maxwell stated that they have met with the Schmutz family who owns the adjacent lot - they do not want a buffer zone.     Mayor Pike opened the public hearing.   Resident Terry Hutchinson stated that he opposes the entire request as there are a lot of valuable properties in the area.  He is primarily concerned about   St. George City Council Minutes February 2, 2017 Page Five   the commercial in this area; he would rather it be more towards Little Valley. It does not make sense to change the zoning plan.     Resident Rand McCullough presented a St. George City General Plan map and stated that this request opens the door for a number of things.  Since there is already commercial zoning in the area, more is not needed - there are also several commercial sites nearby in Washington City.  He noted that Boulder Springs is Medium Density Residential and is very crowded; this is not what they want on the hill.   Resident Jim Anderson stated that the proposal is made to lower property values by injecting a build out and get out housing development.  He is concerned with the viability of commercial industries in this area.  As a hydrologist he believes building on this land will increase runoff.      Resident George Ficklin agreed with the previous comments. This is a nice, large, low density housing area.  If they wanted to move into medium or high density, they could have in other areas of the City.  He is concerned that property values will decrease.  They bought on the hill based on the lots and views.  There are many other commercial zoned areas in the area; he proposes to send the commercial to the south end of Little Valley.     Resident Greg Karlin voiced his opposition as he believes it will lower property values. He bought in the area because it was low density.  The only one who stands to wins on this proposal is the developer.     Mr. Maxwell thanked the residents for their concerns.  He and Kay Traveller  have been in business for many years and have many classy medium density developments.  They would like to build for those that would like to have smaller homes and lots with views.  An appraiser at the Planning Commission meeting mentioned that the proposal would raise property values, not lower them.  He asked the Council to trust them.      Steve Kemp, who represents the Schmutz Family, stated that they support the medium density residential zoning.  The proposed commercial does not have to be a gas station or convenience store.  He would be surprised if anyone wanted to live on a one acre lot adjacent to the substation or near 3000 East.  He believes the projects developed by Mr. Maxwell and Mr. Traveller are done very well.      Resident Jerry Atkin proposed the Council not approve the commercial or medium density as he does not want this in the area.  Stone Cliff has done a nice job and would like to see it continue.     Resident Chris Hendershot stated that the road is the buffer for him.  He is opposed to have commercial in the area with the lights shining all the time. If St. George City Council Minutes February 2, 2017 Page Six   there was commercial property near him, he would most likely sell his home and move.  He bought his home with the understanding that there would be nice homes across from him.  He does not want medium residential nor commercial zoning in the area.   Mr. McCullough commented there is no other medium density residential in the area.  Kay Traveller does wonderful work, but this will increase the quantity of part ...


City Council Meeting Mintues Minutes 02/06/2020:
...e permit; this revision is to allow a storm water line and a water line to travel from the top of Tech Ridge mesa down (in a previously disturbed path - scar) to  intercept Cloud Drive and continue down to Black Ridge Cove (subdivision) and to terminate in the vicinity of Indian Hills Drive.   Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the request for a hillside development permit to allow a revision of a previously approved hillside permit; this revision is to allow a storm water line and a water line to travel from the top of Tech Ridge mesa down (in a previously disturbed path - scar) to intercept Cloud Drive and continue down to Black Ridge Cove (subdivision) and to terminate in the vicinity of Indian Hills Drive.  He showed and outlined the vicinity map.  He then showed a slope analysis map; aerial drawing; and photos of the area.   Craig Coates spoke about the proposed trail in the area.    Mayor Pike stated he believes this is part of the agreement; this is City money, coming out of the purchase price of Tech Ridge.       Further discussion took place regarding the trail.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Larkin to approve the hillside development permit to allow a revision of a previously approved hillside permit; this revision is to allow a storm water line and a water line to travel from the top of Tech Ridge mesa down to  intercept Cloud Drive ...


City Council Minutes 11/01/2001:
...to build the landscaped median and the east half of the road and a 12 foot travel lane on the other side of the median, including turning lanes. A landscaped area from the road to the lots is proposed to avoid a walled corridor look. He advised that he met with Aron Baker to review the design and five intersections were eliminated. The distance between the remaining intersections are 700-800 feet, and the landscaped area will contain low maintenance xeriscape landscaping with berming, etc. The City will maintain the landscaping upon completion and acceptance of the improvements. Because of the sewer line on the north end of the project, it is proposed that Ence Homes install rock and mulch landscaping and deed this area to the City to be maintained by the City. Also, Ence Homes will work with the City in the design of the sewer system to eliminate a lift station currently located in the Canyon Terrace Subdivision. There is also a lot of storm drainage through the subdivision, the drainage plans will meet current city requirements to handle the existing flow. If the City wants to upgrade and change the flows, Ence Homes will ask the City to participate in costs to do so. Mr. Raines commented that if the 66? road would not fit on the RPP property, Ence Homes would look to the City for compensation for the taking of any extra ground needed. Ence Homes is not trying to be adversarial, and this would be a reasonable compensation as it benefits the City by giving the cross section wanted. Vince Clayton, representing Ence Homes, advised that part of the reason for this request is the fact that the road alignment has already been established by the City as part of the master plan road system. Tuweap has to go where the adjacent apartments are not located, which has also been established by the City. Ence Homes is asking that the road be permitted to be on City property, as dictated by where the road alignments are already established, and the location of the apartments. Council Member Allen inquired if the City has already agreed to maintain the landscaping. City Manager Gary Esplin replied that according to City policy, this would require City Council approval. St. George City Council Minutes November 1, 2001 Page Five Council Member Allen commented that if the City did agree to maintain the landscaping, the City should be able to approve what is installed. Vince Clayton advised that the purpose of today?s discussion was to discuss related issues, such as maintenance of landscaping, etc. Council Member Allen inquired if the City usually participated in upsizing. City Manager Gary Esplin replied that the City did participate in upsizing, as developers are only required to put in what is required for their development, and upsizing is what impact fees collected throughout the City are used for. Mr. Clayton commented that drainage will be accommodated where it can be within the project. If upsizing is required, Ence Homes will be looking for participation. Council Member Gardner inquired if the road were put through the middle of the project, if the developer would be responsible for the entire road. City Manager Gary Esplin replied that he did not see the matter as an issue of the standard the City would require, but a compensation issue. Ence Homes would be receiving a commodity over which the City has control, and the bottom line is an economic question - is it better to place the road on the City?s property in order to maximize the topography which allows more units to be built to pay the cost of building the road. An argument could be made that the City would have to pay something if the road went through the middle of the proposed subdivision. Mayor McArthur advised that the road could be widened if the median were eliminated. Mr. Clayton replied that the median was included in the road design at the request of staff. If more pavement is required, the median could be eliminated. He advised he was told that curb, gutter, and sidewalk on the west side of the road would not be required. Mayor McArthur inquired if a curb was not required on the west side, if drainage water would drain in to the wash and cause more destruction. Mr. Raines replied that the design would be similar to that of Snow Canyon Parkway, with no curb and gutter and a sidewalk along the majority of the Parkway. As far as the drainage issue, there is not a significant amount of pavement. As far as the compensation issue, the master planned road will use five to six acres of property, and the value of the property is what led to the current proposal, and is reasonable compensation for the realignment of the lower portion of the road. If a 60? road were required, there would not be a loss of lots, but if a 66? road is required, this would result in a taking and cost issue. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that the fact cannot be discounted that the road as designed adds value to the project. If the project is landscaped as proposed and a median is installed adjacent to the property, this will only increase the value of the property, and is a trade-off. Ence Homes would also be receiving the right to use the dirt removed from the hill. Mayor McArthur reiterated that when everyone met on site, who would construct the road was not an issue as representatives from Ence Homes said they would, and it was understood the City would give up the land for the finished road. Kim Ence explained the proposed median and berming was suggested by the Planning Commission, and it costs more to do it that way. If the City Council would like the center berm removed, that can be done. The bottom line is that Ence Homes will do whatever is required. St. George City Council Minutes November 1, 2001 Page Six Mr. Esplin clarified that the understanding as a result of the discussion on site was that Ence Homes would improve the entire 66? road as compensation for the property. This does not include the median, but does include finishing the right-of-way, and installing curb, gutter and sidewalk. Mr. Ence replied that sidewalk would be installed on one side only. Mr. Esplin said the only issue to decide now is if it would be cheaper to put in two 17? travel lanes with a median, or a solid 66? wide road. Mr. Clayton proposed that the preliminary plat be brought before the City Council and at that time Ence Homes would be ready to commit to a proposal. Assistant City Engineer Jay Sandberg advised that the Fire Chief has taken a strong stance and wants the travel lanes to be 20? wide. On a 66? cross section, the asphalt width would be 50?. Council Member Whatcott inquired why a 66? wide road was needed if a 50? wide road with curb, gutter and sidewalk and use of the center section would be sufficient. Mr. Sandberg replied that the center lanes are used for turn lanes, and some of the width must be used for shoulder area. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that when the apartments came in years ago, the RPP plat showed the road going down the section line. This was amended, and the trade-off was that a full road would be built. This was bonded for and a delay improvement agreement was signed by the apartment owners. The apartments have since been sold, but there is still a lien on the property and there should be a bond too for the completed road. As a trade-off for moving the road completely on the RPP land, Ence Homes agreed to build the entire road. Mr. Clayon inquired if a calculation was made of the entire area consumed by the road and a value arrived at for equivalent compensation that can be contributed to the building of the 66? road. Mr. Esplin replied that there were too many variables with regard to dirt, how much the property is worth, etc. Mr. Clayton asked if the road alignment was OK. He was advised that it was. He asked if the median was a necessity. He was advised that it was not. Mayor McArthur commented that the road alignment was fine, as long as the road was completed. Mr. Clayton commented that if the traffic study were to come back recommending a 60? road instead of a 66? road, would it be acceptable if there were no driveways off of it. He asked if a 66? road were absolutely necessary. Mr. Esplin replied that if a median were installed, a trade-off could be considered for the width to separate the traffic if it carries the same amount, and for taking care of the intersection. Council Member Whatcott advised that City maintenance of landscaping adjacent to roadways should be revisited and a decision made before the City continues to accept maintenance of this landscaping. City Manager Gary Esplin replied that according to City policy, the City maintains landscaping along 80? rights-of-way, but maintenance of 66? rights-of-way is considered on an individual basis. The problem is that there are many 66? rights-of-way. St. George City Council Minutes November 1, 2001 Page Seven Council Member Allen commented that the City should not be maintaining landscaping which contains anything which has to be mowed or pruned. FINAL PLAT APPROVAL: Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held October 23, 2001, recommended approval of the final plat for Black Hills Vista located at 65 South Donlee Drive. Jeff Morby is the agent. The Planning Commission also recommended approval of the road dedication plat for Desert Hills Drive south of Brigham Road and south of Bloomington Hills. Washington County Board of Education, applicant. The Planning Commission also recommended approval of the road dedication plat for a portion of 2450 East Street south of Riverside Drive. A motion was made by Counil Member Allen and seconded by Council Member Gardner to approve the final plat for Black Hills Vista and authorize the Mayor to sign the plat. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Isom - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Allen to approve the final plat for Desert Hills Drive 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 Council Member Isom - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. A motion was made by Council Member Allen and seconded by Council Member Gardner to approve the road dedication plat for a portion of 2450 East Street south of Riverside Drive. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT: Consider approval of a conditional use permit for a day care center for up to 12 children in a home at 280 South 2100 East. Jody Edwards, applicant. Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held October 23, 2001, recommended approval of a conditional use permit for a day care for up to 12 children in a home at 280 South 2100 East in Pioneer Cove Phase 2. The applicant meets the square footage requirement for 12 children. The proposed daycare operating hours are from 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The ages of the children would be from infant to eight years of age. The Planning Commission recommended approval subject to (1) completion of the backyard and fence; and (2) obtaining a state license. A motion was made by Council Member Isom and seconded by Council Member Allen to approve the conditional use permit subject to the recommendations of the Planning Commission. St. George City Council Minutes November 1, 2001 Page Eight Council Member Gardner inquired if any of the neighbors had expressed concern. He was advised that they had not. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO ZONING ORDINANCE: Community Development Director Bob Nicholson advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held October 23, 2001, recommended denial of the proposed amendment to the Zoning Ordinance which would repeal the restriction on parking boats, RV or travel trailers within the front setback in residential zones. All were in...


City Council Minutes 07/16/2002:
...n water delivery. Deputy City Attorney Ron Read explained that Kay Traveller previously gave easements to the City through his property. It has become necessary to abandon a piece of irrigation line owned by the Clara Field Canal Company which goes through Mr. Traveller\\\'s property. Mr. Traveller will give the City a new easement if we abandon the old irrigation line easement which runs through his property. The Canal Company has agreed to waive its rights to this old irrigation easement which currently services Burton Burgess. Mr. Burgess will waive his rights to the easement if the City brings a culinary water line to his property, and in order to do this an easement is needed from Kay Traveller for the culinary line. Mr. Traveller will not give the easement unless Mr. Burgess signs an agreement,...


City Council Minutes 05/03/2001:
...l increased from 1.33 to 1.47 units per acre. Gail Maxwell, agent for Kay Traveller, applicant. He called Council’s attention to three plat maps showing the intended changes. He showed them that the present plan has loop roads instead of small cul de sacs and that the smallest lot is now 10,000 sq. ft. He indicated that 1450 South is the collector road that serves the development and that the applicant would need to make improvements concurrently with development. Gail Maxwell, agent for the applicant, said they are planning on developing 1450 South with the next phase of the subdivision. Mr. Nicholson indicated that the other issue is a small portion of property not finished to the edge of the recorded plat that would need to be taken care. If the applicant agrees to complete those items, the Planning Commission recommended approval. Gary Esplin said that staff had been having an ongoing dialogue with the applicant about the improvements on 1450 South. Staff may want the applicant to wait to work on 1450 South until the City can finish its portion of the road, for safety reasons. Mr. Maxwell indicated that the reason the one piece of property from phase I had not been completed was because Mr. Traveller and Mr. Dobson had dissolved their partnership and Mr. Dobson got that piece of property in the division. Mr. Traveller thought it would be Mr. Dobson’s responsibility to finish the work there. He said Lon Henderson would speak to Mr. Dobson and ensure that he understands this. Mr. Maxwell told Council that the difference between this and the original plat is that before there was 50,000 sq. ft. of open space and now there is 226,000 sq. ft. or an additional 135,000 sq ft. They have not decided exactly what the St. George City Council Minutes May 3, 2001 Page Eight open space will be, but they realize there are a lot of families moving into the subdivision and they will need places to play. Council Member Whatcott asked if all the open space is buildable. Mr. Maxwell said much of it is, but admitted much of it is not. Mayor McArthur, hearing no further questions from Council, declared the Public Hearing open and asked anyone who had come to speak to this issue to come forward. Ed Udiss, 2293 East Stonefield, came to the podium. He indicated he represented many neighborhood members who could not be in attendance tonight. He first complimented Mr. Traveller on the beautiful job he has done on this development and said that the neighbors do not want to criticize Mr. Traveller or oppose the density changes, but they do feel the need to request that Council help them get some say in how the open space is developed and where it is located in the subdivision. He said they cannot send their children to the park because it would require that they cross 1450 South which is too busy for children to cross alone. He said no one anticipated that this would be such a good area for families to buy a house, but there are many children there now and with the smaller lots and homes being built, he felt the number of children would increase. He said his mission tonight was to get Council to include some language in their motion allowing the residents to have a say in the development of the open space. Council Member Orton asked if there was a playground before the master plan change. Mr. Udiss said there was not, but the nature of the subdivision had changed and needs are different now. Mayor McArthur asked if there was a home owners association. Mr. Udiss said they do have one. He asked if the neighborhood was aware that a park was being planned near the Jensen subdivision which would be within ? miles of their homes. He sympathizes with their feelings, but felt that in a private subdivision, the home owners association and the developer need to work out their problems. Gail Maxwell asked that the neighbors judge them by what they have done to this point and trust that they too are interested in providing play space for the children. Mr. Udiss said they do trust Mr. Traveller, but wonder what would happen if he were to leave or sell out before the project is complete. Council Member Gardner asked Mr. Maxwell if they would be willing to commit to giving the home owners association now. Council Member Whatcott asked if they could space the open spaced more equally around the property. Mr. Udiss said a lot of the open space is not green space and they are looking for green space. Council Member Whatcott questioned whether or not, as this is an amended PD zone, Council could choose an area and require that a park be built and that the home owners association pay for it . Mayor McArthur asked if there were any more comments. Hearing none, he declared the Public Hearing closed. Council Member Allen asked Mr. Henderson if it was necessary to set a time limit on the work that needs to be complete. Mr. Henderson felt it would be difficult to set down a time limit, but he felt the documents are detailed enough that it will be finished one way or another. Mr. Nicholson said this is part of Phase I and he felt whoever recorded the plat was responsible for the work. Mr. Esplin thought there should be an improvement bond also. St. George City Council Minutes May 3, 2001 Page Nine Mr. Maxwell said they have time to work out the agreement because everything else is either on schedule or ahead of schedule. Council Member Isom made a motion to approve, by ordinance, the Planned Development zone for the Stonecliff project at 2600 East 1450 South to make changes in the original layout of the project and increase the number of homes from 513 to 573. Gail Maxwell, agent for Kay Traveller, applicant and, unless the developer and home owners association ...


City Council Minutes 11/07/2002:
... Gail Maxwell, applicant, advised that all of the land owned by Mr. Traveller had been improved, but Gerry Brown owned the property from Sir Monte Drive to Legacy Drive. City Manager Gary Esplin inquired if at some point there needed to be a traffic study because so many units were impacting the road. He inquired if staff had discussed when a road needed to be improved based on the number of adjacent developed units. He stated that when the Legacy project received approval to begin developing the lots on the inside of the project, the City anticipated that as part of the overall project improvements would be made to Tonaquint Drive, but now the City has no control over this as the property was divided. Mr. Maxwell explained that since this original approval Gerry Brown took over the property and has had it rezoned to a higher density. This property is completely out of the hands of Mr. Traveller, and the City cannot now ask him to improve the road. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that a philosophical discussion was needed with regard to adoption of an ordinance prohibiting the construction of a project in the middle of the project area without improving the frontage of adjacent roads. He stated that the City's present ordinance is flawed if it allows a project with significant density without frontage on a major road to impact that road without making improvements to it in a timely manner. However, he was not suggesting that Mr. Traveller's project be held up. Mr. Maxwell stated that Mr. Traveller had fulfilled his duty with regard to the project by upgrading the water lines throughout the entire area, as well as participating in the sewer line. City Manager Gary Esplin clarified that there is a problem with the City's current ordinance if it allows further projects to be approved without any obligation to mitigate the impacts the projects create. He recommended that the preliminary plat be approved, but that staff conduct research to address this issue in the future. Council Member Orton commented that Bloomington residents impact Tonaquint Drive as much as residents of the Legacy project do. Assistant City Engineer Jay Sandberg suggested the City Council make sure that Upper Sir Monte Drive gets built on a pro rata basis along with the project, and not be built at the end of the project. Council Member Gardner commented that build-out will control the road, as the applicant cannot sell lots unless the road is finished. Mr. Sandberg explained that Phase One includes all of the area outside of Upper Sir Monte Drive, and Upper Sir Monte Drive would be the very last part of the build-out. Council Member Gardner commented that if there were no lots there, there does not need to be a road to service them, and the problem will take care of itself. Mr. Sandberg stated it made him uneasy to see a lot of homes built while major infrastructure gets put off. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that if the project is built out, and the last phase of the project includes the frontage road, but there are no profits and no improvements, the City would have no assurance that the road will ever be built. Mr. Maxwell commented that this preliminary plat has no access to Sir Monte Drive, and the final plat will have nothing to do with Sir Monte Drive. However, the next final plat will. St. George City Council Minutes November 7, 2002 Page Six Council Member Whatcott commented that approval will create the same dilemma the City now faces with Valley View Drive in the Shadow Mountain area; creation of an eyesore because nothing fronts the road and no improvements have been made. Mr. Maxwell explained that eventually Sir Monte Drive was designed to come out at the Peachtree project, but it did not make sense to improve a road that does not go anywhere right now. When the next phase is improved, it will have access to Sir Monte Drive and therefore it will have to be developed. Council Member Gardner inquired if the plat showed only the roads needed to access the lots, would there be enough road to service this phase. Mr. Maxwell replied that there would be. Council Member Gardner replied in that event the road would be put in by demand as development forces it. Council Member Isom inquired of Mr. Maxwell the reason for showing the total area on the plat. Mr. Maxwell replied it was done at the request of the Planning Commission. Associate Planner Mark Bradley stated that staff is willing to do more research to see if any discussion was had regarding build-out and improvements, and then work with the engineer to provide more information. Council Member Gardner stated that the City asked the developer to provide more than what should be on the plat, and is now penalizing him because it wants the infrastructure up front. He stated this goes beyond what is required of others, and the road needed to service the units in this phase of the project should be sufficient. Mr. Maxwell clarified that the final plat will contain 21-22 units, but the Planning Commission asked him to bring in a revised amended preliminary plat for the entire top of the hill. A final plat will have to be approved for each section of the project. City Manager Gary Esplin stated staff's concern is how the entire projects fits together. Mr. Maxwell stated it was not right to ask the developer to develop the entire road system when only a portion is coming in on the final plat. City Manager Gary Esplin replied that the City was not suggesting that all improvements to Upper Sir Monte Drive be completed now, but if the developer is doing five phases, there should be some way to assure that when the developer gets to the third phase, the road is then put in without having to wait for the last phase. If the last phase is not done, then there is no road. Mr. Maxwell stated he had no problem with that. Mr. Esplin stated that currently the City had no policy to require that. Council Member Orton commented that while improvement of Tonaquint Drive does not affect this particular preliminary plat, the City does need to come up with a plan to improve Tonaquint Drive. He then made a motion to approve the preliminary plat. The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott, who inquired of Mr. Maxwell what would happen if Gerry Brown is waiting for the road to be constructed and wants to develop, then who would put the road through Mr. Traveller's property. Mr. Maxwell replied that there would be no difference with Mr. Brown doing that and wanting Mr. Traveller to finish Legacy Drive when he does not own the property. He stated he was not opposed to improving a certain portion of Sir Monte Drive with each plat approved. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that when the City reviewed the Legacy project, the Legacy controlled the property and the entire project was approved with a density based on the developer of the Legacy having control of the road, and with the understanding that the Legacy would develop the units next to the road. There is now a problem in that Gerry Brown will not improve this road until he has to. City staff would like to see an amendment to the ordinance to make sure this does not happen again. This is just part of a huge City-wide problem. St. George City Council Minutes November 7, 2002 Page Seven Mr. Maxwell stated he had no problem with meeting with engineering and working out a schedule for improvement. Mayor Pro Tem Isom called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Gardner - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. APPROVE FINAL PLATS: Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held October 22, 2002, recommended approval of the final plats for (1) Stone Cliff Phase 6, (2) Stone Cliff Phase 8, and (3) Paragon Cove Townhomes at Stone Cliff Phase 2. Council Member Allen arrived. A motion to approve all three final plats and authorize the Mayor to sign them was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Orton. Mayor Pro Tem Isom called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Allen - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. APPROVE FINAL PLAT: Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held October 22, 2002, recommended approval of the final plat for Chaco Bench Phase 2 at Entrada. 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 Pro Tem Isom called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Allen - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT: Consider approval of a conditional use permit for an LDS chapel at 2200 East Riverside Drive. Dennis Patten, agent. Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held October 22, 2002, recommended approval of a conditional use permit for an LDS chapel to be located at approximately 2200 E. Riverside Drive. Dennis Patten is the agent. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Orton to approve the conditional use permit. Mayor Pro Tem Isom called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT: Consider approval of a conditional use permit for an LDS chapel on Foremaster Drive at approximately 1800 East. Dennis Patten, agent. St. George City Council Minutes November 7, 2002 Page Eight Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held October 22, 2002, recommended approval of a conditional use permit for an LDS chapel to be located at 1740 E. Foremaster Drive. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Orton to approve the conditional use permit. Mayor Pro Tem Isom called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Allen - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/AMEND ZONING ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider approval of an amendment to the Zoning Ordinance, Section 6-5, regarding off-street parking requirements to address parking needs for telemarketing and call center operations. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that at present there are no special requirements for call center parking. Regular office building parking requirements are one space for every 250 sq. ft. of office space. Within the past year there have been several problems stemming from call center operations, and the City has received a number of complaints about call center employees using all available parking. City staff performed research, and Provo has an ordinance requiring one parking space per call center employee on the highest shift or for every 150 sq. ft. of floor area, whichever is greater. He proposed that the City adopt a similar ordinance. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that this proposed requirement is met by the new call center building on Dixie Drive. Council Member Gardner declared a conflict of interest as one of his buildings' tenants is a call center, but he would still participate. Mayor Pro Tem opened the public hearing. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that only the portion of an office building used as a call center would come under the proposed requirements. Clay Huntsman, representing Assail, Inc., explained that Assail, a call center, employs about 320 employees and is one of the largest employers in the County. He stated he hoped the ordinance did not single out telemarketing or call centers, as there were other businesses in the community which create the same kind of problem. He stated that an assumption must not be made that each employee is the driver of a vehicle, as some of Assail's employees car-pool, walk or ride bikes or skateboards to work. His client has made an effort to be a good neighbor, and prefers to resolve any problems without adoption of an ordinance. He stated that many businesses already under contract for leases hope that the ordinance will have a grandfather clause so that those who have already made an investment will not be disadvantaged by having to downsize to comply with an ordinance. He explained that Assail has one more year under contract at its current location, and is looking at moving to an area where there is more space for parking. City Manager Gary Esplin stated that any change to the ordinance now would not affect existing businesses. Council Member Orton inquired if leases could be renewed. Deputy City Attorney Ron Read replied that if the business were still located in the same building, yes. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that if the business moved to another location it would have to meet the requirements of the ordinance, the same as with any zoning issue. He stated that the proposed standard is the same used by other cities and is not unreasonable as drafted. Council Member Gardner commented in his opinion it would be better to have a broader approach that requires tracking by business license and according to use rather than require a landlord to have parking based on a formula. He commented that the St. George City Council Minutes November 7, 2002 Page Nine number of employees can change during the period of a lease and can be difficult to monitor, but the licensing process could provide some control. City Manager Gary Esplin responded that business licensing is done only once a year, and leases are often longer than this. An employer could have as few as 50 or as many as 150 employees during a year's period. Mayor Pro Tem Isom commented she felt the matter should be addressed up front, but that other uses also needed to be taken into consideration. Council Member Allen commented that things are changing in the business world, and everything is at a premium, including parking. Council Member Whatcott commented that call centers need more parking, and he did not see the issue as targeting call centers, but simply as a need for more parking. City Manager Gary Esplin stated that if someone builds a building for use as a call center and this is shown on the plans, the project will have to conform to one parking space for each 100 sq. ft. of office space or one space for each employee. If there is already an existing building and they knock the walls out in order to lease to a call center, then the business licensing process will catch them. Kathleen Gubler explained she is the owner of a retail store where a call center has moved in next door and the parking situation is ridiculous. The call center has at least 67 employees, and maybe more. She objected to having a grandfather clause in the ordinance. Council Member Gardner responded that there is adequate parking at his building but there has been a lack of cooperation with the tenants. There is now in place an employment agreement that insists the employees abide by the parking agreement, and this situation will hopefully be solved. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that the proposed ordinance could not be made retroactive. Deputy City Attorney Ron Read confirmed this was correct, and explained that staff proposes to address this issue with a note on the plats indicating required parking based on use. Staff will also address the issue through business licensing and plan review, and will begin monitoring new development and deny permits if there is not enough parking. Council Member Isom commented the issue also involved safety and fire issues. Fire Chief Robert Stoker advised his department has been called out on numerous occasions with regard to call center parking and he found that cars were double and even triple parked. He stated he thought management had tried to address the situation, but it has been tough to access the parking lots to respond to car fires and medical calls, and sometimes they have not been able to get in at all. The police can write tickets all day for parking violations, but unless the cars are moved, the fire department cannot get into the parking lots. He stated this is something the fire department deals with all the time, and unless more parking is provided, the problem will not go away. The matter needs to be addressed through the business licensing process so that the area can be inspected, the same as is currently done for other types of businesses. Council Member Gardner stated that one of the ways to address the concern is to be more aggressive but provide flexibility. A minimum parking requirement needs to be in place, and then perhaps as part of the business licensing process it could be controlled by a more specific statement that high density uses have to have adequate parking, and this could be done by determining the number of employees, etc. City Manager Gary Esplin replied that in order to do this there would have to be standards in the ordinance, and this is why staff is proposing a requirement of one parking space for every 100 sq. ft. of office space, or the number of employees on the highest shift. Otherwise there is no teeth in the ordinance to enforce. Council Member Gardner stated that language was needed without being specific to one particular business. City Manager Gary Esplin inquired why there would be a problem being specific to one business. St. George City Council Minutes November 7, 2002 Page Ten Community Development Director Bob Nicholson advised that the City's Parking Ordinance lists specific uses. Fire Chief Robert Stoker advised that there used to be a problem with student housing parking, but the ordinance was amended to alleviate the problem. There is still a problem with care center parking, and all theses uses contribute to the parking problem at Assail. City Manager Gary Esplin stated the proposed ordinance would solve the problem with call center parking, and no business license would be issued unless the business met the minimum parking requirements in the ordinance. Deputy City Attorney Ron Read stated that the City Council also asked staff to look at care center parking requirements. Jason Griffith, NAI Utah Commercial, stated that there are larger projects which lease to small call centers where there is adequate parking and no problems are created, and the passage of the ordinance would adversely affect some of these owners. City Manager Gary Esplin replied he did not understand the concern. If a business does not come in as a call center and builds an office, there should not be any effect if that business meets the parking requirements. Mr. Griffith replied that the question is the size of the call center in relation to the useable square footage of the total project. If the call center is only taking up 1-10% of the building's square footage, the impact is small. If it occupies 50% of the building, there is a problem. Council Member Orton replied that staff has addressed this by calculating only the portion of the building used as a call center. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson stated that Mr. Griffith is concerned that small call centers would be hit disproportionately. However, this is not true as the ordinance is geared on square footage, just the same as when a restaurant goes into a building, and as long as parking adjustments are made elsewhere. If an existing building wants to lease to a call center, this would be fine if there is adequate parking, and other uses will probably have to give up some parking. This is the idea of the ordinance - that one user is not disproportionately impacting other users. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that if a project comes in with the minimum amount of parking for an office building, and then decides to lease to a call center and needs more parking, the issue will never be resolved if they are given flexibility. This is why this ordinance is proposed. Deputy City Attorney Ron Read explained that commercial buildings are already limited with regard to parking. For example, the parking standard for a commercial building is one parking stall for every 250 sq. ft. of commercial space, and if there is warehouse space attached to the office space, the parking standard is one parking space for every 500 sq. ft. The commercial building cannot then put offices in the warehouse because the required parking standard would not be met. Council Member Whatcott commented that if a building is already established and has the required parking stalls for that building, it cannot put a call center in the building as it will kick them over the limit. Mr. Griffith commented that a 1,000-1,500 sq. ft. call center that does not have small cubicles and does not have a high density of employees and uses only a few extra parking stalls will not have a significant impact. Council Member Orton commented that every call center wants to increase the number of its employees. There being no further public comment, Mayor Pro Tem Isom closed the public hearing. Council Member Gardner commented there was a need to associate more with the specific needs of businesses, and this gives the City a better handle, not less of a handle, both on the front end as well as the change of use. Identifying from a building perspective gives more of an opportunity for businesses to take care of their parking, but the challenge comes in calculating the number of employees since not all employees drive. He suggested there may be a problem with the proposed calculation. St. George City Council Minutes November 7, 2002 Page Eleven Deputy City Attorney Ron Read advised that the ordinance would have to be specific in order to enforce against future uses, and current leases will have to expire in order to be addressed. Council Member Whatcott commented that while he agreed with the proposed change to the ordinance, the change will infringe on the many existing office buildings in St. George, as they will not be able to lease to a call center. The City faced this same issue with used car lots. The proposed ordinance will affect the business owners who own the buildings. Council Member Allen stated that for conversation's sake, using Council Member Whatcott's building which has a parking lot which cannot be expanded, there may be a vacancy and while the numbers look good on paper, they create a parking problem. The existing buildings is where the City is experiencing the problems now. While the building owners need to fill their buildings, they should do so without adversely affecting tenants who are already there. Council Member Orton commented that the City needs to protect those people who are currently leasing office space and do not want their parking affected. He stated he was in favor of the ordinance as drafted, and made a motion to approve it. The motion died for lack of a second. Council Member Whatcott asked Mr. Griffith to review the recommendations contained in his letter to the Council, which he did. Mr. Griffith advised that limiting call centers to 20% of any building's square footage would solve the problem. This would prohibit the Dahle Plaza from leasing to call centers. This would also prohibit Council Member Gardner from leasing to his current call center tenant. Council Member Gardner again declared a conflict of interest. Council Member Whatcott made a motion to table the matter in order to study it further. The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen. City Manager Gary Esplin suggested the public hearing be continued so that it did not have to be readvertised. Deputy City Attorney Ron Read advised that the pending ordinance doctrine would be invoked. Mr. Huntsman distributed a copy of letter sent by Assail, Inc. to the tenants in the area. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that the Zoning Ordinance and parking requirements exist to address problems, and a business does not have the right to impose health and safety hazards on residents of the City. Emergency vehicle access is just one of the reasons City staff is trying to deal with this issue. If the proposed ordinance creates other problems, it can be amended. He reiterated that public safety should not be jeopardized because a landlord cannot rent out his space, and it is not fair to put the burden on legitimate businesses by taking all their parking. The City would be derelict in its duty if it did not address this issue. Mayor Pro Tem Isom called for a roll call vote on the motion to continue this public hearing until November 21, as follows: Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Allen - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING: Public hearing to consider public input and comments on potential projects which could receive assistance under the Community Development Block Grant program for 2003-2004. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that public comment was desired for possible projects under the Community Development Block Grant program. St. George City Council Minutes November 7, 2002 Page Twelve Council Member Gardner was excused from the meeting. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that the Five County Association of Governments receives one million dollars under the CDBG program, and until the City of St. George is designated an entitlement city, it will continue to apply to the Five County AOG for funds. The funds can be used for projects benefitting low and moderate income persons, and could include the Dixie Care and Share, affordable housing assistance, down payment assistance in targeted areas, low interest loans for housing rehab, or to make any public facility ADA compliant, or for any other project to assist the disabled. Mayor Pro Tem Isom opened the public hearing. Ralph Flannigan, Director of the Dixie Care and Share, requested assistance to add an extension to the food bank, for additional parking, and replacement of two modular units. Doug Alder, a representative of the downtown restoration area, advised the area's main goal was to get families to move into the area, and he requested funds to help with down payments to purchase homes in the area. There being no further public comment, Mayor Pro Tem closed the public hearing. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that the actual decision on allocation of the funds is made by the Five County AOG. REQUEST FOR SIGN VARIANCE: Consider a request for a variance from the Sign Ordinance for a diamond-shaped sign above the roof line at McArthur Jewelers at 41 North Main. Tom McArthur, applicant. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that McArthur Jewelers has placed a diamond shaped sign on the roof of its building, not knowing this was a violation of the City's Sign Ordinance. The ordinance is specific in prohibiting roof-top signs. The applicant is requesting a variance. Staff is concerned that approval of this request would set a precedent for other roof-top signs. Tom McArthur, applicant, explained that the diamond was formerly located on the awning of the store, but was removed as part of the downtown storefront renovation program. The diamond is no higher than the Dixie Theater roof line, and is an old established sign which represents the building. He apologized for placing the sign without first checking with the City. He advised that during his many travels to Europe, he noticed that many roof lines have statutes and symbol...


City Council Minutes 06/20/2002:
...cess of being resolved. The Planning Commission recommends approval. Kay Traveller is the applicant. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Orton to approve the preliminary plat. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Isom - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. FINAL PLAT: Associate Planner Mark Bradley explained that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held June 11, 2002, recommended approval of the final plat for Coral Desert Subdivision with three lots located at 1450 East Foremaster Drive. The west portion of 1450 East will be dedicated along with the plat. David Blake is the applicant. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Whatcott to approve the final plat and authorize the Mayor to sign it. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Allen - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. CLARIFICATION OF HEIGHT: Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held June 11, 2002, discussed a height clarification of the proposed Senior Citizens Center at 200 North on 200 West. Height to the cupola will be St. George City Council Minutes June 20, 2002 Page Five 48 feet, with the main portion of the building at 35 feet. The main issues discussed were parking, neighborhood impacts, and existing trees. The clarification is whether the City Council understood the height to be higher than 35 feet. The Planning Commission understood it to be part of the approval. Randy Smith is the agent. A motion was made by Council Member Allen and seconded by Council Member Orton to approve the height of the cupola on the new Senior Citizens Center to 48'. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Orton -aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Gardner -aye Council Member Isom - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT: Consider a request for approval of a conditional use permit to consider an increase in the height of an office building up to 50 feet at the highest point with most of the building at 44'2" located on the northwest corner of 1100 East 700 South. Larry Belliston, applicant. Associate Planner Mark Bradley explained that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held June 11, 2002, recommended approval of a conditional use permit for an increase in height for an office building up to 50 feet at the highest point with most of the building at 44 feet two inches. The office building will be located on the northwest corner of 1000 East 700 South. The Planning Commission's two main areas of concern were: (1) the building height in reference to the location within the community, with specific comparisons to the freeway; and (2) traffic impacts on 700 South. The applicant satisfied the height concern with photos taken from different angles and will submit a traffic impact study per the City's Traffic Engineer. The applicant will need to comply with the mitigations to address impacts of the projects. The St. George Medical Park at 736 South 900 East was approved for a 40 foot height. The actual height according to the approved set of building plans shows a height of 38.5 feet. The Coral Desert Health Facility on Foremaster Drive was approved for a height of up to 43 feet to the top of the parapet wall and 52 feet to the top of the entrance arch. The new IHC hospital was approved for a height of 96 feet to the highest point of the structure. A motion to approve the conditional use permit was made by Council Member Orton and seconded by Council Member Allen. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Gardner - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT: Consider a request for approval of a conditional use permit to convert an existing business to a used car sales facility at 1135 East 700 South. Paul Proctor, applicant. Associate Planner Mark Bradley explained that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held June 11, 2002, recommended approval on a four to three vote subject to: (1) a letter of indemnity agreement with a condition that the conditional use permit will expire when there is a change of lessee or owner; and (2) the site will be improved to meet the Zoning Ordinance requirements, St. George City Council Minutes June 20, 2002 Page Six such as street trees, paved parking, and display areas. There are serious drainage issues at the site, and mitigation will require an elevation raise of two feet or more. In order to use the site without extensive engineering, the applicant has proposed to sign an agreement holding the City harmless from any liability of potential flooding on the property. The City Attorney has drafted a letter of indemnity for signature. Fence will also have to be reinstalled at the north property line. A motion was made by Council Member Allen and seconded by Council Member Orton to approve the conditional use permit subject to the recommendations of the Planning Commission. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT: Consider a request for approval of a conditional use permit for a mental health/drug and alcohol counseling facility located in a C-3 zone at 561 E. Tabernacle. Russell and Leslie Talbot, applicants. Associate Planner Mark Bradley explained that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held June 11, 2002, recommended approval. The applicants provided a detailed letter explaining the proposed hours of operation, counseling background, etc. The daytime hours will be for individual counseling and the evening hours for group counseling. As shown on the site plan, the only proposed changes to the site would be the request to extend the driveway bridge and establishment of a sign. This building has been used for both commercial and residential. The main concern is the parking for the group counseling sessions in the evening. The applicants advise that most of the group will not be driving. The applicant would like to use a metal plate to extend the driveway bridge instead of using concrete. A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott and seconded by Council Member Gardner to approve the request with the requirement that the driveway bridge be extended permanently with concrete, rather than with a metal plate. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Orton - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT: Consider a request for approval of a conditional use permit to increase the height of an accessory building up to 25 feet located at 716 Traveller Terrace. Kay Traveller, applicant. Associate Planner Mark Bradley explained that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held June 11, 2002, recommended approval. The building is proposed to be a detached garage/accessory building, and was originally proposed as a two story accessory building. It was addressed, however, as a single story building due to requirements in the supplementary chapter of the Zoning Ordinance: "No accessory building shall be erected to a height greater than one story or 15 feet unless recommended by the Planning Commission and approved by the City Council as a conditional use permit (Section 15-4). The applicant requests approval of a two story building instead of one story. St. George City Council Minutes June 20, 2002 Page Seven Kay Traveller, applicant, explained the accessory building would be located 20'-30' from the nearest property line. City Attorney Jonathan Wright advised that the Zoning Ordinance does not allow two stories, and simply refers to height, not stories. An accessory building cannot be higher than one story or 15' without a conditional use permit, but cannot be two stories in any event. Mr. Traveller advised the accessory building will be a garage with a storage and hobby room on the second floor. Mr. Wright advised the accessory building would have to be open to the rafters, with no second story rooms. The City Council can grant a conditional use permit for any height, but not for two stories. Council Member Gardner inquired why the Zoning Ordinance did not provide for flexibility to change the number of stories as well as the height with a conditional use permit. City Attorney Jonathan Wright replied that if one exception was allowed, they would all have to be allowed. Mr. Traveller commented that there are a number of accessory buildings in town ...


City Council Minutes 02/21/2013:
... to close a road and waive any fees. The street to be closed is not a well-traveled street and is basically a connector street for the parking lot. ...


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


City Council Minutes 08/02/2007:
... Member Bunker commented she had a hard time visualizing the building when traveling north on Bluff, and she felt the building would be quite obtrusive. Mayor McArthur suggested the building corners be marked for height. Council Member Whatcott suggested a site visit and that the height of the building corners be marked with balloons. Council Member Gardner commented that while the use is permitted in this zone, the applicant is asking for a variance which concerns the Council. Council Member Orton commented he was still concerned about the amount of parking. He inquired as to the number of storage units in the building. Council Member Bunker inquired about parking if the use of the building changed. Council Member Orton replied that the building use could never be changed with only that amount of parking. Mr. March replied that the building use would never change as all the walls below ground are structural only. Council Member Orton inquired of the applicant if the project were not successful, if he would continue to maintain the landscaping. Mr. March replied that this is the applicant?s 35th building. He will be living there. There will be windows in the top level only. Dennis Lyman, applicant advised that this is his 6th storage facility. He developed one in Jackson that is larger than this one, and as far as traffic, has the lowest traffic of any business use, likened to a cemetery. The facility will be well run with 90% occupancy. He stated it would be difficult to find more than 15 cars there at the same time. Multi level storage buildings are now the standard because of the cost of land. The building makes sense. There will not be an elevator as ground floor access is the best . Council Member Allen advised that she would be traveling to Jackson and would like to see the storage unit facility there....


City Council Minutes 07/21/2016:
...oximately 27.14 acres generally located in the vicinity of the former Utah Travel Center located east of the I-15 Freeway in the Milepost 2 Interchange.  Kenworth, applicant.   Ray Snyder detailed the zone change.  He discussed the two requests from the applicant regarding the road and the use for truck rental, sales and leasing. Truck access will be from the I15 freeway and Southern Parkway.  He explained the building is not a standard metal building; it is a custom building with structural metal components. The Planning Commission recommended the colors associated with Option 1.    There was discussion regarding the color options and whether colors other than earth tones are a good thing.  The council agreed the colors in option 1 are a good choice.   Ray Snyder discussed the proposed changed in the land use.  He reviewed the site plan.  Councilmember Baca asked if this is the site was the old visitor center and commented that this should relieve some of the pressures of the trucks at the Bloomington round about.    Mayor Pike opened the public hearing,   Judy Bozeman asked if this will replace the truck stop at Bloomington.  Does it move it to Exit 2?   City Manager Esplin commented that he thinks the SITLA master plan shows a truck stop on the north side of the interchange, however, this isn’t that project; rather it is a separate item.   St. George City Council Minutes July 21, 2016 Page Six   Judy Bozeman asked if the truck stop would be further north.   City Manager Esplin described where the truck stop is proposed to be located.   Judy Bozeman stated that this will add to the city coffers as they are expensive.   City Manager Esplin agreed.   Seeing no other comments, Mayor Pike closed the public hearing and asked for a motion.   MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve zone change amending the existing PD-C (Planned Development Commercial) zone in area 2.3 of the Atkinville Interchange Zone Plan and the 5th amendment to the Atkinville Interchange Master Plan on approximately 27.14 acres generally located in the vicinity of the former Utah Travel Center located east of the I-15 Freeway in the Milepost 2 Interchang...


City Council Minutes 11/01/2007:
...City Council Minutes November 1, 2007 Page Thirteen does not have to travel so far to get something. He stated he was in favor of the proposal. Cliff Ames, a resident of the Knolls, advised he has lived there for two to two and a half years and its is a great place to live. The biggest problem in t he area is there are soccer fields, parks, and two schools intermixed with big trucks. The entire area needs to be master planned. Bryce is the best neighbor the area can have, and his trucks are covered and clean and he does a heck of a good job. But this does not mean the trucks will not run over children. He suggested the City Council take a look at what is already there and do a master plan that makes sense. He suggested the City Council grant Mr. Christensen a conditional use permit until the problem gets solved. Council Member Bunker commented that the City does have a master plan for the Little Valley area. The gravel pit has been there for the a long time, and is suddenly clashing with what has been built. Mr. Ames commented that big trucks and little kids on bikes are going up and down the same roads. Mayor Pro Tem Orton replied this problem is not just limited to Little Valley but is in every neighborhood due to the population growth. Shauna Ceralinen commented that the corner where the four lane road is proposed is very dangerous. Her second to the oldest child just got her drivers license and she does not want her to turn left onto River Road. She advised that a large truck just about clipped her at this location. She stated it was crazy to bring more traffic there on the turn and it needs to be straightened out. With regard to air quality, she jogs every morning and as she goes along Horsemans Parkway, she has to literally duck if a big truck is coming because so much dirt is blown into her face. She stated she was not blaming Bryce. She stated the quality of the air could be seen from anywhere in St. George. She stated she would appreciate it if the City would help protect the area children. Mayor Pro Tem Orton clarified that the road is a master planned road and that is not going to change. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that the City spent two and a half years on the master plan, and if there are traffic problems, additional roads must be built. The master plan shows a 90' road through this area to serve future development in the area. When it is built next to Bryce, there will have to be a traffic signal on River Road at the intersection when warranted. Council Member Allen commented that the new road would pull traffic away from the schools and neighborhoods. Council Member Gardner commented that the road will go both ways, north and south. With regard to master plan connectivity, there will be master planned trails so the children do not have to use the busy roads. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that the park will be out to bid within the next 30-45 days. The first phase will include the park and soccer complex and is being built for the needs of the community only and to accommodate kids in the City?s soccer program. It will not be used for tournaments. There will be a trail that ties into the new school. Council Member Gardner inquired how the trail would tie into the subdivision. City Manager Gary Esplin replied that the City owns the property on the north side of the road, and there might be connection in-between some of the lots. There is supposed to be an easement that allows it to come down from the subdivision. St. George City Council Minutes November 1, 2007 Page Fourteen Council Member Gardner commented that the concerns of the neighborhood are legitimate, and if a little stretch of connectivity to the subdivision has not been included, the City may need to take a look at that design. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that the trail is being designed as part of the development of the park. The first phase uses up the entire budget. As part of the second phase perhaps staff can figure out how to connect the second phase to the first. Council Member Gardner commented that this connectivity was critical. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson commented that there are not very many north south roads. The nearest is Little Valley Road and it is only two lanes with homes fronting it. There is no opportunity to expand it. This proposed four lane road is very needed, as there are no other four lane roads until 3000 East. Council Member Whatcott commented the problem right now is not located in the zone change area, but north of it from River Road to Horsemans Park Road as the children go to school. This area will be a problem as long as there are trucks there unless a sidewalk is built with a buffer so that the children can ride their bikes. That is the issue and it will get worse as the area develops. The City needs to seriously take a look at this. A stipulation needs to be made that Bryce will put this in when he develops, or the City should put it in now. Council Member Gardner commented that this is a legitimate concern of the neighborhood. Perhaps the City needs to change its priorities and get it done. Council Member Allen stated that she has received several phone calls and e-mails from parents validly concerned about their children and the lack of sidewalks. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that if the City Council feels strongly about it, the trail could be extended as part of the first phase of the park and soccer complex. Council Member Whatcott commented that while this is a totally separate issue from the zone change, it needs to be addressed. Council Member Gardner commented that everyone is concerned about air quality. The City has tried to obtain more construction water in the area and Bill Swensen has been policing the area regularly to make sure those involved meet guidelines. Bryce has gone above and beyond what is required to meet those guidelines, and most of the others have too, but it is a hard thing to monitor 24 hours a day, and any time there is an extended dry season, it gets worse. He stated he did not know all the answers, but staff is working closely with those doing the excavation to solicit their cooperation, and they have been willing. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that the dust control ordinance will be on the next City Council agenda. Staff has been working on it for the past six months trying to put some teeth into it so they can cite offenders. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised it is being called the ?Fugitive Dust ordinance?. Bill Swensen commented that the concerns of the citizens are a reality and the City is doing something about it. The ordinance will be on the agenda in two weeks. It is very thorough and has teeth which the City will use if necessary. The contractors have been responding. The ordinance is supported by contractors, citizens and the public employees around the County. PCI is on board as well as Sunroc, Western, and Bryce. As a result of the ordinance residents will see a dramatic improvement in the Little Valley area. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised that the ordinance will apply to contractors grading throughout the community, not just in the Little Valley area. St. George City Council Minutes November 1, 2007 Page Fifteen Council Member Allen commented that the air quality problems in southern Utah, according to the EPA, are caused by dust. Council Member Gardner commented that he has tried to see where the dust is coming from, and some of it is coming from Arizona where there is a mine just across the border. Also dirt gets moved by the wind, and this is a common problem for all, not just Little Valley. Council Member Bunker inquired if the new ordinance addressed covered loads. Mr. Swensen replied that it did. All loads will be covered excluding hot asphalt and large boulders. Council Member Whatcott commented that he hoped the ordinance would make a difference, but without question, the Little Valley area has the most dust of anyone. City Attorney Shawn Guzman commented that the hours of operation will also be regulated. Bill Swensen commented the ordinance requires the use of water for prewatering before there is a dust problem. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained how a PD zone works, and that when the actual buildings are proposed, the public will have a chance to look at them and the elevations and site plan. Tonight the applicant is requesting approval for uses. Mayor Pro Tem Orton explained that each time something is proposed in a PD project, the City Council will see it. Council Member Allen commented that the PD zone approval runs with the land, and even if the land were sold, it would still be zoned PD Commercial and the neighbors would have the opportunity to see everything proposed. The City also now asks for a materials board so the City Council can see even the materials used on the buildings. Mayor Pro Tem Orton stated that in fairness to the applicant, the discussion should focus on the applicant?s request. Rod Ohlwiler, a resident of the Knolls and real estate broker, commented that he was familiar with the zoning but his concern is how it affects the surrounding master plan. Mr. Christensen?s conditional use permit has expired, and if the City allows him to continue for the time being until he is at the stage where he is ready to fill in the pit, then he would be ready at that time to request commercial zoning. He stated he did not understand the hurry to have commercial zoning as long as he is still mining the gravel pit. Bryce Christensen, applicant, advised he has been operating his mining operation long before the Knolls was there. He has been working on this plan for seven years. Mr. Ohlwiler stated he was not opposed to a nursery with plants. Mr. Christensen advised that the nursery is proposing to put in a landscape yard with landscape rocks, just like the landscape rocks residents of the Knolls have purchased from him. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson commented that the property is zoned A-1 and conditional uses relate directly to some sort of agricultural commercial use. If just plant storage were proposed, it would fit in the A-1 zone. But because a retail store is wanted, this is where it transitions into commercial. St. George City Council Minutes November 1, 2007 Page Sixteen Council Member Gardner commented that the zone change made a lot of sense, and allowing an extension of the conditional use permit would not change anything. The only way to solve the issues with connectivity and dust control is with the zone change. Mr. Nicholson advised that greenhouses and plant nurseries are allowed in the A-1 zone, but not retail sales. Mayor Pro Tem Orton again reminded that the issue at hand is the zone change. An unidentified man from the audience commented that rock storage would create more big truck traffic. City Attorney Shawn Guzman reminded audience members that for recording purposes it would be helpful if one person was recognized by the Mayor Pro Tem before speaking. Cheryl Brandt stated she could not understand how the City Council could make a decision when they had no idea what the applicant wanted to put in. She asked if the list could be narrowed to the top five. Mayor Pro Tem Orton replied that the commercial zone had to be in place before the applicant can make application for anything. The City Council cannot approve a zone change based on what will be there. Council Member Whatcott explained the difference between commercial and PD zoning. Tim Stewart stated he felt the cart was being put before the horse. He stated the zone change should be tabled until the issue of Horseman Park Road and River Road is dealt with and the bridge is finished, the light is in and traffic is not increased there. Approving the zone change will increase traffic, and everyone has had a close call there with a truck or someone coming over the bridge that they can?t see. It is irresponsible to approve the zone change when traffic has not been addressed. Also, ten years ago when Mr. Christensen was given the conditional use permit, it was temporary and had an expiration date because the City knew residential was coming in. Residential and mining are like oil and water and do not mix. He stated he could understand putting in a buffer, and he would like to work with Bryce to do that, but until the traffic issues are solved, the zone change would be irresponsible. Council Member Whatcott commented that it is the developer who puts in the changes, and in order to do that he has to have the zone. The problem, however, needs to be solved before additional traffic is allowed. Council Member Gardner inquired when a light at this location would be installed. Public Works Director Larry Bulloch replied that right now a signal is not warranted. Council Member Allen inquired how a warrant was determined. Mr. Bulloch replied that a warrant is established by national standards, and each intersection is evaluated based on conditions to determine what is the best thing to provide for traffic flow. The City monitors all of the major intersections regularly to see if a signal is the right solution. This location does not warrant a signal, but this does not mean it won?t warrant one in the future. The bridge is in transition and will be removed someday. In the meantime another bridge has been provided traffic purposes and as an upgrade is needed, the old one will come out and the new one will match the elevation of the higher structure. Council Member Gardner inquired if visibility would be improved. Mr. Bulloch replied that staff could look at that. Council Member Allen inquired where the bridge replacement was on the priority list. St. George City Council Minutes November 1, 2007 Page Seventeen Mr. Bulloch replied that it is not programmed for the immediate future. It is a multi-million dollar project, and priorities right now are the Southern Parkway and Bluff Street and Dixie Drive interchanges. Council Member Whatcott commented that the bridge should be a top priority in order to make this corner safer. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that a national standard warrant must be met so cities can defend themselves if there are problems. Safety is another issue, however, and maybe in this case a light should be installed before the warrant is met. Council Member Gardner commented that the safety issue at this corner is unique because of the number of trucks and the alignment. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that he was not sure the proposed zone change would increase truck traffic. Council Member Gardner commented that an issue has been brought forth that the City needs to be sensitive to and it should give a signal back to the neighborhood that it is willing to address the problem. Council Member Whatcott stated that the zone change could increase truck traffic, but at that point Bryce would have to eliminate that problem before he was allowed to develop in that zone. Without the zone change the problem never gets fixed nor would the City have access to financial help from Bryce. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised that the City does not require a traffic study for a zone change. A traffic study is done when a project is proposed and is paid for by the applicant, and in a case like this would include either participation or installing the traffic light. Jim Able, a resident of the Knolls, commented that if the zone change is allowed it will be like letting the genie out of the bottle. If the applicant comes back and the proposed project fits the guidelines, it is much tougher to say no than if the City were to hold off on the zone change now. The entire road is an unfinished project and from a priority standpoint seems better to delay any decision now and allow some issues to be worked through rather than passing the decision to a future City Council since the make-up of the City Council will change at the beginning of the year. He stated he felt the applicant was trying to rush the zone change through with the current City Council. Council Member Gardner commented that the problems already existing are independent of what happens with the zone change. Mike McGregor stated he would like to comment on the contention about what constitutes a rock pit for decorative rock. There are a lot of them around town and they are basically piles of gravel or contained cement areas with specialized gravel. They are not obnoxious in any way; they create no traffic, no dust, are innocuous and almost look like vacant property in activity and in storage. Elizabeth Able suggested the matter be tabled for now. She stated the property should remain as is. She expressed concern about the safety of kids riding their bikes. She recommended the Bryce?s conditional use permit be extended. She stated her father had a sand and gravel pit and heavy equipment, and Bryce is careful. However, she is concerned about the buses and kids and trucks. She suggested a culvert be put in across the river by Desert Sands by the sewer for access into the industrial park. This would completely alleviate all truck traffic on the road. Lubelle Riley expressed concern with the diesel fumes in the area, especially in the morning. Bryce Christensen, applicant, advised that Sunroc has a couple hundred trucks, and he has 16. His trucks are fairly new and are electronic and the emissions cannot be seen. St. George City Council Minutes November 1, 2007 Page Eighteen Sunroc starts their operation at 3:00 in the morning. The proposed road is master planned and roads are needed. The EPA regulates air quality and they visited him a few months ago and gave him an ?A?. Lanie Barton commented her concern is with the kids and adding more trucks onto the road. To rezone the property would be asking for more trouble. Alice Gardner commented she is concerned about the safety of the road, and the master plan should be looked at to see if another road could direct traffic away from River Road and the entrance to the neighborhood. She stated she was against the zone change and the area should be kept residential. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson advised the applicant proposes a nursery, neighborhood commercial, and the lower 30 acres with heavier uses. In addition to his yard there could be other contractor shops. Council Member Whatcott commented that the infrastructure has to be in in order to accommodate the additional trucks. If the City continues to do as it has always done, the developer builds the road. There is no reason to leave the area zoned AG-1 because the road will never get built otherwise. Changing the zone does not mean instant trucks. If the applicant wants to use the property for PD Commecial, the infrastructure has to be put in place before that can happen. Marcy Welch advised that she works for Bryce Christensen. She said they try hard every day to make the drivers be good and do everything the City wants them to do. It is not just Bryce?s trucks that are causing a problem at the intersection. River Road is a main road and the problem will still be there long after they are gone. Once the new road is built, the trucks won?t be there anymore. There being no further public comment, Mayor Pro Tem Orton closed the public hearing. Council Member Bunker commented that some of the uses proposed for the southern portion concern her. She stated she liked the plan for the northern park and the nursery. She inquired if it would be possible to make a motion to approve a portion of the plan and leave the other for more evaluation. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that the City Council has the right to approve uses and eliminate any that are offensive. Council Member Gardner advised that in a PD the applicant has to have specific approval for whatever is brought in. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that the City Council has to approve the uses as they come in, but the requirements for that approval at that point are different. If the City Council now has any problems with uses, they should eliminate them. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson read the proposed uses and those eliminated by the Planning Commission. Denny Torres advised he lived behind Horseman Park Road. His concern is with the truck traffic and noise and trucks blowing smog into his backyard. Addressing Mayor Pro Tem Orton, Mr. Torres said he had no respect for him and that Mayor Pro Tem Orton didn?t care about the residents? concerns. Mayor Pro Tem Orton called for a break. Upon conclusion of the break, the meeting resumed. Council Member Bunker commented she did not have a problem with the nursery if the decorative rock were eliminated. St. George City Council Minutes November 1, 2007 Page Nineteen Council Member Gardner commented that Mr. Christensen is not opposed to coming back to the City Council any time there is a proposed use, and he is not concerned with entitlement of the list. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson advised the purpose of the PD zone is to know the uses and the City Council would be granting some degree of entitlement to the proposed uses. The question is if the City Council is comfortable with the list of uses. The applicant will have to show building elevations, but if approved, the contractor yard is on the approved list of uses. Council Member Bunker commented that she had a problem with a lot of the uses and wondered if it would be better to approve some and have a work meeting to discuss what it is the City wants in this area. City Manager Gary Esplin advised there were a few alternatives. If the City Council is comfortable with zoning on the north end, it could approve the PD zone and include in the lower portion only those uses Mr. Christensen would need to continue his operation, and allow other uses in the lower portion to come back at a later time. That way the applicant would have the ability to continue his gravel, sand and trucking operation. No other businesses would be allowed to go in until he gets through extracting all the gravel. Mr. Christensen commented that this would work for him. Mayor Pro Tem Orton commented that on break he was made aware of concerns about other uses being put in right now. No business would be allowed to go in in any portion until all the improvements were made, including road, sewer and everything else the City requires to be in place. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that if for instance a storage facility wanted to be located there, that use would be looked at with regard to the impact on infrastructure. A full road may not be required - it would be based on the individual business and effect on the situation as it currently exists. Surely the City Council would not approve anything else there until there is another road. An improved asphalt road is needed. The City does not allow access to businesses on dirt roads. Council Member Gardner stated that as a property owner Mr. Christensen is legitimately making a request. The City Council has visited the site a number of times and has heard the concerns of the neighborhood which are legitimate. It is obvious there is a huge dust issue and the City is addressing it. The neighborhood is concerned about traffic and kids on the road at the same time. If City property can solve the problem, the City should move forward with a plan for connectivity immediately and direct staff to do that from the entrance of the Knolls to the south where the school will be. Connectivity should be made a part of Phase One of the park to help solve this problem immediately. The City will look at a light and the bridge. Because of the uniqueness of the trucks and schools and that intersection, the bridge needs to be looked at, and the City will respond to this. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to grant the zone change, indicating that it complies with the City?s long term master plan, and is an appropriate use for the specific property. When the road is built it will become more evident that it is the right use and will help solve problems and identify the eventual use of the property. He clarified that the lower portion of the property from the dark line south would remain in the use that Bryce Christensen Excavating is doing right now and any other use would have to be approved in the years to come. This provides opportunity for retail on the northern piece. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson clarified that Mr. Christensen?s present use of the property includes gravel extraction, a truck yard, and truck repair shop. St. George City Council Minutes November 1, 2007 Page Twenty Council Member Gardner inquired of Mr. Christensen if he repaired his trucks on site. Mayor Pro Tem Orton commented that Mr. Christensen could do no more than he was doing now. Mr. Christensen verified that he repaired his trucks on site. Council Member Gardner commented he did not find that use offensive, but consistent with the present uses. Mr. Nicholson clarified that the allowed uses would be for gravel extraction, a truck yard, and servicing of Mr. Christensen?s own fleet. Council Member Bunker inquired if Council Member Gardner?s motion approved all the uses listed for the northern portion, including a nursery with landscape rock. Council Member Gardner clarified that it did. Council Member Whatcott commented that the problem is that one business alone does not require the additional road improvements, or the stop light at River Road, or the bridge to be reconfigured so that the concrete barriers do not block the line of sight. If this is done individually, the improvements will never get to where they need to be, but cumulatively they do. He stated he agreed with the concept and is in favor of the zone change, but is worried about the mechanics of making it work. Council Member Allen commented that staff has now been instructed to look at the traffic problem with the bridge. Council Member Gardner commented that his understanding of how this will work is that the suggested use will not add to the number of trucks and would be very minimal. If the City did nothing, there would still be a problem. The City needs to step up and look to see what it can do to resolve the problems. He stated he did not think the City could impose the solution totally on a zone change. City Manager Gary Esplin clarified that the City can only require what the applicant?s business is required to improve. As an example, he stated the first, second and third businesses would not be required to make improvements, but when the fourth business came in, the threshold would be met and the fourth business would then have to pay for everything. He stated that if Star Nursery located here, under the current motion, they would have to present their plans, elevations, layout, materials, etc. for approval before they could begin building. There would also have to be an engineering site analysis, traffic study, and they would have to pay for a portion of what they add to the problem. Council Member Whatcott commented that in a PD, the City has the right to impose restrictions. City Attorney Shawn Guzman clarified that for a parcel within a PD zone to be developed, the City can require the plan for the entire parcel to see where the buildings will be located. If the applicant wants a change later on, he would have to come back to the City Council and show the change. The City also approves the uses within the PD zone. A preliminary traffic study could be done based on the entire piece, but this is something the City has not done before. Or a development agreement can be used. Council Member Whatcott commented that the problem is the Knolls. He inquired who owned the property from the back walls and if they were required to put in a trail on that side of the road or a sidewalk because they owned the property. In order to get the infrastructure in and eliminate safety issues, a PD zone gives the City the ability to make sure it is right when the development goes in. St. George City Council Minutes November 1, 2007 Page Twenty One Council Member Allen expressed concern with the zone change if it did not include improvements for the businesses. A conditional use permit is different than a zone change. There is already an existing business and the improvements should go in. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised that Mr. Christensen?s use of the property was pre-existing. Council Member Allen commented that his use was through a conditional use permit. She commented that if Mr. Christensen continued the existing use of his property for another 20 years, this would mean the road would not get improved for 20 years. City Attorney Shawn Guzman replied that unless he changed some aspect of the business, this would be correct. What he is doing now does not trigger the City?s ability to make him complete the roadway or to provide funds to help. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that the conditional use permit has expired. The truck facility there now will move to the south, so a new application is required. Mr. Christensen stated that he was not going to move the truck facility. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that the conditional use has expired, but the City at some time agreed with his phasing and use of the property before there were any adjacent homes. To say that the applicant doesn?t have the right to be there is not fair to the original intent. City Attorney Shawn Guzman stated he disagreed with Bob Nicholson and that if Mr. Christensen continued what he is doing now, this would not trigger the City?s ability to say it wants a traffic study and require offsite improvements. Council Member Gardner commented that a lot of time and money has been wasted on traffic studies just to find out that improvements are not justified. Perhaps a small contribution would be appropriate after some calculation is made and the applicant is willing to address the issue. If it needs to be tweaked in a work meeting, he stated he would be willing to table the matter. Council Member Allen commented that in her mind the road should be finished. Bryce Christensen, applicant, commented that the frontage road goes nowhere. He stated he would participate when the time comes which is when the population warrants the road. Council Member Allen inquired about the intersection on River Road. Mr. Christensen replied that the City has a development agreement with Quality to finish the road to his property. The dirt has been dug out and cut back into the wash. He stated he felt the road should be three to four feet higher to protect homes and property to the north. When the nursery is put in, he will develop the frontage for the nursery. He stated the frontage road would have nowhere to go until there is development to the south. Council Member Allen inquired about completion of Horsemans Park Road. City Manager Gary Esplin replied that maybe the City could finish it to solve the concern about it. Bryce just wants to operate like he is now and perhaps the northern portion could be approved with a development agreement. The City Council could also grant a conditional use permit for as long as he is operating today on the south portion but indicate that when the road goes somewhere to the south, and the eventual plan is to take it to Commerce Drive, Bryce would agree to dedicate and improve his portion at that time. A conditional use permit would allow his existing uses until the gravel is gone. He recommended that the City Council proceed with the zone change on the northern portion of the property along with approval of the proposed uses, but when it is St. George City Council Minutes November 1, 2007 Page Twenty Two developed Mr. Christensen will have to come to the City for a development agreement to address the improvements. Council Member Gardner clarified that a development agreement would not be needed until Mr. Christensen came in with a proposed development on the northern portion. City Manager Gary Esplin recommended that the applicant?s current operation should be allowed through a conditional use permit to continue the gravel extraction and existing uses until the gravel is gone. Part of the conditional use permit would be that the applicant agrees to dedicate and improve his frontage along the main road when the road goes somewhere to the south, or is needed by the City. AMENDED MOTION: Council Member Gardner amended his previous motion to grant the zone change on the northern piece of property. When a use is proposed, a development agreement will identify what improvements need to go in at that time. The lighter shaded area is approved for a conditional use permit with a development agreement that says when the property is improved or the City needs the road further to the south, at that point in time the property would participate in development of the road. City Attorney Shawn Guzman clarified that the lighter shaded area referred to is on the zone change exhibit map dated November 1, 2007. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen. VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Orton called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Bunker - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Mayor Pro Tem Orton - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. Council Member Allen commended the audience on its patience. She stated that Mr. Torres? remark was very uncalled for and embarrassing to the group. Mayor Pro Tem Orton commented that this City Council has worked and sweated over Little Valley more than any other area of the City and has done what?s best for the whole community in St. George. PUBLIC HEARING/RESOLUTION: Public hearing to consider amendments to the fiscal year 2007-2008 budget for the City of St. George. City Manager Gary Esplin recommended adjustments to the budget based on the salary market survey. Mayor Pro Tem Orton opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the salary survey uses 26 cities with a population of 25,000 or more and uses some counties where there are no similar positions. Special districts are used for fire and water positions. The average increase is 4.5%. Council Member Allen commented that the City budgeted $600,000 for salary adjustments. City Manager Gary Esplin stated that the cost went up more than anticipated. St. George City Council Minutes November 1, 2007 Page Twenty Three Council Member Allen commented that the City does a salary survey and adjusts salaries every year, not just this year. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the resolution. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Orton called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Bunker - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Allen - aye Mayor Pro Tem Orton - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT: Consider approval of a conditional use permit to establish a car wash in a C-1 zone located at the southwest corner of Ft. Pierce Drive and River Road. Jeff Morby, applicant. City Planner Ray Snyder explained that the applicant?s original request was for a zone change to PD, but was withdrawn. They instead submitted a request to amend the City Code by adding car washes in the C-1 zone with a conditional use permit. The applicant has spent a lot of time working on the driveway locations. There are no driveways on Ft. Pierce. The City Traffic Engineer is in support of the proposal for a right-in right-out only. The Planning Commission recommends approval subject to the following conditions: (1) Install two speed bumps on the east side of the building to discourage traffic passing through the property to use as a short cut to River Road and bypass the signalized intersection of River Road and Ft. Pierce Drive. (2) Install additional landscaping on the south wall between this commercial site and adjoining residential property. Create tree canopies that intermingle. (3) Install a right-in and right-out only driveway on River Road. (4) The hours of operation shall be controlled to only 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. year round. (5) The site shall incorporate dark sky style lighting. A photometric plan shall be submitted during the plan check process for staff review. (6) The vacuums shall be clustered as close as possible to the landscaping on the north side of the property. Staff shall verify during the plan check process. (7) The block wall on the south side of the property between the commercial site the adjacent residential property shall meet city ordinance for walls. Staff shall verify during the plan check process. (8) The washing bays shall have plastic or vinyl sheeting. Mr. Snyder advised that two letters in opposition to the request have been received. Larry Blake, applicant, advised that he has owned the property for 15 years and has pushed the accesses as far south as possible, and agreed that there would be no access on Ft. Pierce. Also, the building was moved as far north as possible to make it fit into the area. Council Member Whatcott inquired if there was a right hand turn lane into the project from River Road. Mr. Blake replied that they have already had to push the accesses as far south as possible in order to utilize the property for anything. A right hand turn lane will not fit. They ended up with a remnant piece of property after the road went in, for which they had to give up some property. They also participated in a special improvement district. St. George City Council Minutes November 1, 2007 Page Twenty Four Council Member Whatcott commented that cars traveling 40 mph will have to stop for cars turning into the car wash. ...


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...nd welcomed all in attendance. He explained that Council Member Allen was traveling back from Salt Lake City and would be a few minutes late. The pledge of allegiance and flag ceremony was led by the Dixie Service Unit of the Girl Scouts. The invocation was offered by Pastor Larsen. Girl Scout Leader Lisa Reid introduced Leader Joy Welch and the girl scouts. She advised that volunteers are needed in order to have troops. There are currently 90 girls on a waiting list. Cookie booths will be set up at local grocery stores March 16 through April 1. She encouraged everyone to purchase cookies to be sent to the troops in Iraq. Mayor McArthur read and signed a proclamation proclaiming the week of March 11-17 as Girl Scout Week within the City. Mayor McArthur invited several Boy Scouts in the audience to introduce themselves. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for the Mall Drive concrete curb median project. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised that three bids were received. She recommended award of the bid to the low bidder, Tri-West Construction, in the amount of $265,924.92. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to award the bid to Tri-West Construction in the amount of $265,924.92. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider approval of a contract to build a new road to the Dixie Convention Center to tie in the roundabout to 270 East. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood explained that seven bids were received. She recommended award of the bid to the low bidder, Precision Excavating, in the amount of $1,236,070.89. The high bid was $1,747,184. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to award the bid to the low bidder, Precision Excavating, in the amount of $1,236,070.89. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. Project Engineer Wes Jenkins advised that the project would begin by the end of March and take 90-120 calendar days to complete. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. St. George City Council Minutes March 1, 2007 Page Two AWARD OF BID: Consider approval of design services for the Willow Run Park. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood recommended award of the bid to Winston and Associates in the amount of $73,200. Mayor McArthur explained this park will be located along Dixie Drive past Plant World and next to the Olive Grove Subdivision. This park will be paid for partially by FEMA for dirt lost in the flood of 2005 at the Mathis, Clark, and Blake parks. This funding would not have been possible without the good work by Deanna Brklacich. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that FEMA?s portion of the funding is 75%. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to award the bid to Winston and Associates in the amount of $73,200. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Gardner. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. City Manager Gary Esplin recommended that Winston and Associates continue with design of the Tonaquint Park addition since these two parks are tied together. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for the tamarisk clearing project. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised that two bids were received. She recommended award of a blanket purchase order in an amount not to exceed $50,000 to the low bidder, Skyline Reclamation. Randy Halverson explained that because the bids came in lower than expected, this will allow the City to remove 100 acres of tamarisk rather than 50 acres. The project area is located behind the St. James Subdivision and is being done in conjunction with a Utah Department of Natural Resources grant. Council Member Orton commented that the City should know by the end of April how successful the beetle program was. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to award a blanket purchase order to Skyline Reclamation in an amount not to exceed $50,000. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Gardner. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the City?s tamarisk removal program using its own machines has been productive and successful. Council Member Orton advised that the beetles being used now are from the Delta area, and if they do not work there is the possibility of acquiring a different strain of beetles. CONTRACT: Consider approval of a contract with Bowen Collins & Assoc. to perform a drainage study for the Little Valley area. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood recommended approval in the amount of $164,086. City Manager Gary Esplin clarified that this study is not just for the Little Valley area, but will also update the master drainage plan for the entire City. It is being paid for by funds from the drainage fund. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to approve the contract. St. George City Council Minutes March 1, 2007 Page Three SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for a metal building and structures for Water and Energy Services. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised that two bids were received. She recommended award of the bid to the low bidder, Precision Excavating, in the amount of $447,300.35. She advised that Silverwood submitted a bid that appeared to be the low bid, but the detailed construction schedule and bid bond were not included in the bid, so the bid is considered non-compliant. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to award the bid to Precision Excavating in the amount of $447,300.35. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for a lattice frame radial stacker for the Water Department. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood explained that two bids were received. She recommended award of the bid to the low bidder, Goodfellow, in the amount of $27,000. Mayor McArthur explained that a radial stacker is a conveyor belt that moves around and stacks dirt. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that this is a non-budgeted item in the Water Department. The Water Services Director has been using the Streets Department equipment quite a bit and volunteered to buy this equipment for the Streets Department. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to award the bid to Goodfellow in the amount of $27,000. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for two OPUS 29' buses. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood recommended purchase of the buses for $265,192 each off the government bid with Clemons Options. Ryan Marshall explained that these are the same buses the City now uses, except with newer engines. They have the same design and seating capacity. Purchase of these buses will allow the City to go to half hour service. Ridership in 2006 was over 208,000 rides, with an average of 18,000-19,000 rides per month. The life of the buses is 12 years or 300,000 miles. Council Member Allen arrived. Council Member Orton commented he had received requests from citizens for trash cans at the bus stops. He inquired of Mr. Marshall if trash cans were being supplied to help keep neighborhoods clean. Mr. Marshall replied that trash cans were being supplied, as well as benches. St. George City Council Minutes March 1, 2007 Page Four City Manager Gary Esplin explained that of the $530,000 cost of the buses, 80% is covered by a federal grant. The remaining 20% will be paid for through allocation of the City?s portion of sales tax. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to award the bid to Clemons Options in the amount of $530,384. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Gardner. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. CONTRACT: Consider approval of a professional services contract to complete the design, construction and bid documents for the Jesse M. Crosby Parkway at the confluence of the Virgin and Santa Clara Rivers. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood recommended approval of a contract with Landmark Design in the amount of $17,000 for the design phase and $27,000 for the construction and bid documents, for a total amount not to exceed $44,000. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the parkway will be located south of the south parking lot in-between the river and trail. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to approve the contract. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for the 5 kW solar installation project on the Water and Energy Services administration building. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised that two bids were received. She recommended award to the only qualified bid, Gardner Engineering, in the amount of $35,662.11. Energy Services Director Phil Solomon explained that an average home uses 3-8 kW of energy. The City received a grant from the state in the amount of $15,000 as a match for half of the project. The panels were purchased from KV Electric, and this bid is for the installation of the panels. Green power costs 100 times more than regular sources, but over time the City will be mandated to have a certain amount of renewable energy in its portfolio. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to award the bid to Gardner Engineering in the amounf of $35,662.11. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Gardner. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. Mr. Solomon advised that the City is also working with Gardner Engineering to submit a proposal to provide consulting services to install 1-2 mg of solar energy at the new airport. RESOLUTION: Consider approval of a resolution reinstating military utility credit for reserve soldiers. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that in the past the City extended a credit on utility bills for those in active military duty. The program lapsed, and he recommended that it be reinstated for another year., Council Member Whatcott commented that Washington City and Dixie REA continued their credits, and inquired why the City stopped its credit. He inquired if the credit would be retroactive. St. George City Council Minutes March 1, 2007 Page Five City Manager Gary Esplin replied that the credit could be made retroactive, but clarified that the credit was for those serving on active duty outside the country. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to approve the credit and make it retroactive. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. REPORT FROM PLANNING COMMISSION: Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held February 27, 2007, scheduled public hearings for March 15, 2007 at 5:00 p.m. to consider (1) an amendment to the City Code to require dedication of neighborhood parks by a developer as part of the subdivision platting and approval process, and (2) an amendment to the City Code to add a new section regarding R-1-7 and R-1-8 zones to address lot frontages within the central city residential area. FINAL PLAT: Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held February 27, 2007, recommended approval of the final plat for Primrose Point Phase 4 located at 110 South and Mall Drive. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the final plat. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT: Consider approval of a conditional use permit to construct a detached garage with a height of 20' to the roof peak at 68 South 400 East. Tom Rogers, applicant. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that the Planning Commission recommended approval of the conditional use permit subject to the shower being removed from the bathroom and allowing only a sink and toilet. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to approve the conditional use permit as recommended by the Planning Commission. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT: Consider approval of a conditional use permit to construct a detached garage with a roof peak height of 23' at 3770 Carribean Circle in the Sunset Cove Subdivision. Mr. and Mrs. Watts, applicants. Planner Ray Snyder advised that the Planning Commission recommended approval of a height to 18' instead of the 23' as requested because of the distance from property lines. Neighbors expressed concern that their view would be blocked. Council Member Orton commented he did not know if the City Council had granted increased roof height in an R-1-10 zone before. He suggested the City Council take a look at the property before making a final decision. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to table the matter for two weeks to give the City Council members a chance to visit the site. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Gardner. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. St. George City Council Minutes March 1, 2007 Page Six PUBLIC HEARING/ANNEXATION/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider approval of the Burgess 100 Acre Annexation petition. J. Burton Burgess, applicant. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that this annexation was previously approved, but then the parties could not come to terms on right-of-way, etc. Two parcels are involved. The biggest issue is that State law does not allow a city to annex a parcel which creates an island or peninsula and a nearby property owner does not want to annex. Because of this, the applicant would be left with a 53 acre parcel that cannot be annexed in right now. The City does not want to force someone to annex who does not want to, but if not, then the question of how they will be allowed to develop that property and what should they provide needs to be answered. This has been reduced to a proposed agreement wherein Mr. Burgess would dedicate necessary right-of-way through his parcels to extend Plantations Drive when it is ready to be built, and he will be allowed two access points on the roadway agreed to by the City?s Engineering Department. In the meantime Mr. Burgess will be allowed to go across the property for his ranching operation until road construction begins. Under the agreement Mr. Burgess will submit any development to all City zoning regulations and development requirements and pay all fees required and grant all easements and agree to pay service fees for all services that development will require, such as fire, police, etc. He stated that this was something the City does not prefer to do but most of the issues have been worked through. Russ Gallian, representing Mr. Burgess, advised that he has been unable to contact the adjacent property owner about annexation. Council Member Gardner commented that he spoke with the adjacent property owner?s sons who said their father was prepared to accept the annexation rather than protest it. Russ Gallian commented that if the City Council is inclined to approve the annexation ordinance, it should be subject to working out details covered in the work meeting. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the annexation ordinance subject to legal review. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Bunker - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/PRELIMINARY PLAT: Public hearing to consider approval of the preliminary plat for The Pointe Phase 3 at Sunbrook located north of the intersection of Lost Creek Drive and Emeraud Drive. Sunhill Homes, applicant. Project Engineer Cathy Hasfurther explained that the property borders the current Santa Clara/St. George boundary. The applicants propose a 15 lot subdivision which borders the Santa Clara River. Three 20' maintenance accesses to the river have been provided. The applicant has done an additional erosion study and is doing more protection above that done by the NRCS. The cul-de-sac is 1000' long. The Fire Department had concerns with its length and talked with Rick Rosenberg, the applicant?s engineer, about St. George City Council Minutes March 1, 2007 Page Seven obtaining a letter that says a connection will be extended, either to St. George or Santa Clara. This connection will occur when development next to the project occurs. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. Stan Dunbar advised that he lives three houses down from the project. Land and trees were lost during the flood and his major concern is if the rip rap will be done to federal standards. He stated that tremendous erosion has taken place and will continue to do so if certain rip rap standards are not met. He also expressed concern about further removal of trees due to development and inquired if there will be a separate construction access and walking paths. He requested clarification of the cul-de-sac becoming a through street. Ms. Hasfurther replied that an erosion berm will be built with placed rock, not dumped rock, as the property is within the erosion hazard boundary. If adjacent development occurs, the cul-de-sac will become a through street. Mr. Dunbar inquired which governing body would make sure the rip rap was done correctly. Ms. Hasfurther replied that this would be done in conjunction with the applicant?s geotech engineer and approved by the City. Council Member Gardner inquired if the rip rap would extend beyond the culdesac. Ms. Hasfurther replied that the rip rap will extend around the culdesac to the point of the last building lot. She stated she would talk to Rick Rosenberg to see if he is interested in extending it into Santa Clara, but the City does not have control over what Santa Clara is doing. She advised that there is not another entrance for construction trucks because of the hill. Council Member Allen advised Mr. Dunbar that the City would make sure that the contractor does not track mud and keeps the streets clean. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that he did not know the plan for walking paths, but this can be addressed at the time of the final plat. He stated that at the time the final plat is approved, the City must be assured the rip rap will protect the site. Sunbrook owns some property past the development, but he was not sure how much. Ms. Hasfurther replied that she did not think Sunbrook owned much property past the site, but it will be evaluated at the time construction drawings are reviewed. She stated she did not think the trees would be saved. Wendy Cox advised that she owns property on both sides of the river and in the river bottom. She wanted to know if the rip rap rocks would be able to be seen, or would be covered with dirt, and she wanted to be sure that the trees on the other side of the river would not be touched and no one comes on their property during construction. Ms. Hasfurther replied that the rip rap would be below the water surface and would be exposed rock but would not encroach on Ms. Cox?s property. The rip rap will be located entirely on Sun Hill?s property. Mr. Dunbar commented that there was a cliff at the cul-de-sac and this would be a problem if it was not rip-rapped. There being no further public comment, Mayor McArthur closed the public hearing. Ms. Hasfurther suggested that the developer be asked to place an orange construction fence along the property lines. St. George City Council Minutes March 1, 2007 Page Eight City Manager Gary Esplin inquired why there was not a Sunbrook representative present to address these concerns. He suggested the matter be tabled and the public hearing continued. MOTION: A motion to table the matter and continue the public hearing was made by Council Member Allen. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/PRELIMINARY PLAT: Public hearing to consider approval of the preliminary plat for Royal Pines Amended located at 1190 South and 3000 East. Justin Bracken, Quality Development, applicant. Project Engineer Cathy Hasfurther explained that the project consists of four lots and extending the cul-de-sac to connect to the north. The applicants are working on a cost sharing agreement with the City and would like to make that a condition of approval. A 20' easement needs to be dedicated on the west side for access to an irrigation ditch canal that serves the property owner to the northwest. The Planning Commission recommends approval. Brett Burgess commented that it has come to his attention that there is a strip of ground that has an irrigation canal that feeds the fields. He is planning on piping it and continuing the water flow. There is also a strip owned by the Seegmiller family they are working on acquiring. There is a trail system along 3000 East. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. David Lundberg advised that he is an owner to the south and just received notice about this public hearing on Monday. He stated that three days was not adequate notice to adjacent landowners. He inquired about the wall height and design to the east and north and the power lines. He stated it appeared a taper on the southeast corner goes across Lundberg property. He inquired about plans for 3000 East. Ms. Hasfurther replied that the power line along 3000 East is a main transmission line, is owned by Dixie REA, and must remain above ground. 3000 East is a master planned 90' arterial collector road for the area and will be built like Snow Canyon Parkway or Plantations Drive. Mayor McArthur commented that eventually all drainage would be underground. Brett Burgess commented that the fencing would be colored block fence to City standards. The City standard for height is 6', but this will be worked out with staff, and he will do whatever staff recommends. The sidewalk will meander for more character. Mike McGregor recommended that the fencing be similar to what Washington City is doing - three to four feet of block with an open fence on the top for a more open feel. Brad Seegmiller advised that the irrigation ditch goes along the Lundberg property along Stone Valley Estates to the south and beyond. It is now an open ditch, but it will need to be piped and he is willing to work with the developer. He stated the developer needed to make sure that if the pipe became plugged, water does not go onto neighboring properties. There is also an issue of property lines not matching the ditch lines, and he stated he was willing to work with the developer to take care of this issue. There being no further public comment, Mayor McArthur closed the public hearing. Brett Burgess commented that the Lots on 3000 East sit 6-7' below 3000 East, and he will do whatever the City wants with regard to fencing. He stated he was not opposed to installing a 4' block wall with 2' of wrought iron on the top. St. George City Council Minutes March 1, 2007 Page Nine MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the preliminary plat. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. Mayor McArthur called for a short break. Upon conclusion of the break, the meeting resumed. PUBLIC HEARING/PRELIMINARY PLAT: Public hearing to consider approval of the preliminary plat for Las Colinas Subdivision located west of Pioneer Road and south of the Virgin River in a PD zone. Gilson Engineering, Steve Wilson, representative. Planner John Willis advised the project consists of 52 acres at 3.8 units per acre, with lot square footage ranging from 5,000 sq. ft. to 21,996 sq. ft. Public rights-of-way are 50'-60'. The PD zone change was approved December 7, 2006. The applicants volunteered to enter into a development agreement with the City to provide 12 affordable homes dispersed throughout the subdivision. Half of the lots are between 5000 to 6000 sq. ft. The yards are 25' along public streets. A majority of the lots have frontages 50' wide and the square footage of the building envelopes are around 1200-1800 sq. ft. A flag lot configuration is also proposed. There is a master planned 66' right-of-way along the southern boundary of the subdivision, and the approved PD shows a road bisecting the property line. A letter has been obtained from SITLA agreeing to allow the road to be built entirely on SITLA?s property. The project is outside the 100 year floodplain and erosion hazard boundary. A deceleration lane is required at both entrances. The Planning Commission recommends approval. Council Bunker inquired about the time frame for building each phase. An unidentified man replied that the project will be divided into eight phases. A phase will be built every four months, with the entire project finished within two years. Two to four affordable housing units will be built in each phase. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. Jay Ostler advised that he owns six lots in the Tarleton Blair Subdivision bordering the development. He expressed concern that his property may be shut out by this development. He stated he wanted to do something with his property and a 10' trail to access his property was not sufficient. Mayor McArthur inquired of Mr. Ostler how he accessed his property in the past. Mr. Ostler replied that he had to walk from Pioneer Road or Sugar Leo to his property. City Manager Gary Esplin replied that Mr. Ostler?s property is in the floodway and there is no way to develop it. The sewer easement will provide similar access to what currently exists, and that is all the developer is required to provide. The developer is not required to provide vehicular access. City Attorney Shawn Guzman replied that this was correct, as there is no vehicular access now. Mayor McArthur advised Mr. Ostler that he was not being denied access, but he would have to find his own access to meet City standards. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised there are old roadways on the plat which will need to be abandoned. Wayne Conners, a resident of Sun River, expressed concern that someone could build a home in front of his and inquired about rip rap along the subdivision. St. George City Council Minutes March 1, 2007 Page Ten Council Member Gardner replied that if the subdivision is located above a rocky shelf, it would not need rip rap. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that the applicant will have to bring in construction documents before the final plat is approved and staff will check for erosion protection. Mr. Conners inquired about the location of the proposed RV park. Council Member Gardner replied that the RV park is located south and east of Sun River. Mr. Conners inquired about relocation of the power line. An unidentified man, representing the applicant, replied that the power line issue has been addressed with Dixie REA and an easement will be provided them so they can relocate it along their property line. It will be located above ground. Fred Brown, a resident of Sun River, inquired about a plan for affordable housing and commented the traffic through the Bloomington roundabout was bad enough right now. Mayor McArthur replied that guidelines for affordable housing are being determined now. City Manager Gary Esplin replied that Sun River residents are contributing to the traffic problems at the Bloomington roundabout and Sun River still has a lot more permits for construction. The Bloomington Interchange is state-owned and the City is working with the state to rectify these problems. The Atkinville Interchange will be bid this spring and will take 18 months to two years to construct. There being no further public comment, Mayor McArthur closed the public hearing. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to approve the preliminary plat subject to a development agreement. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised there were still some terms of the agreement to be worked out. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Gardner. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/AMEND GENERAL PLAN/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider an amendment to the General Plan for the Little Valley - Washington Fields area. City of St. George, applicant. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that this is the fourth time the draft plan has been discussed in a public meeting setting. The area consists of 3,300 acres. The purpose of the general plan is to provide long term framework and direction for future zoning decisions. The plan provides many more options in the types of residential development which can occur. Large lots are not prohibited, but in recent years there has been little demand to subdivide into large lots. Smaller lots are allowed with more amenities. Recently adopted TND guidelines will allow this type of development in areas designated for residential growth subject to meeting certain standards. The plan provides for road networks and neighborhood commercial areas. The general plan was last updated in 2002. The lower 1/3 of the City is in the process of a general plan review. Some of the changes which affect Little Valley are the new airport, new roads, the Ft. Pierce Industrial Park, and recent changes in land ownership in the area. The Washington City general plan has been taken into account as they are no longer trying to preserve agricultural areas. The Planning Commission heard from many property owners who have a strong desire to preserve Little Valley the way it is today. The plan is not popular with everyone. On the other hand, there are property owners who do not want to be limited to development at two units per acre. The plan St. George City Council Minutes March 1, 2007 Page Eleven provides for suitable buffers around existing horse properties and offers a trail network for horses, bikes and hikers. Neighborhood commercial centers are planned along 3000 East. 21 policies have been formulated to guide development in Little Valley. He clarified that the proposed general plan amendment would allow R-1-10 requests as well as allowing TND projects to be built in any residential area. City Manager Gary Esplin clarified that the incentive to do a TND project is density. A proposed TND project would have to be looked at in totality and reviewed as it comes in. Mr. Nicholson advised that the Planning Commission recommends approval on a five to one vote. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. Glen Bundy commented that it appeared too late for a plan as there were homes everywhere. He stated if the City would have designated this plan earlier it could have happened. Paul Gooch commented that the City should consider making the agricultural property contiguous and not putting buffers around agricultural property like a patchwork quilt. He said the agricultural lifestyle would be easier to protect if it were contiguous. He stated he hoped the City would honor the promises made to forefathers to designate an area within the City for agriculture. Council Member Orton replied the City feels it has done this by connecting agricultural areas together with trails. Mr. Gooch commented that if high density areas are put in between agricultural areas, everyone will be frustrated. Council Member Orton replied the City has tried to address this problem by providing trails. If all the agricultural areas were clumped together, people would have a hard time getting out through the high density areas to ride. Mr. Gooch commented that when the population reaches 300,000, people will be clamoring for agricultural property. He stated when one acre lots come up for sale, they go quickly and for a lot of money. Council Member Allen inquired why developers were not asking for larger lots. Mr. Gooch replied that higher density means more money. He inquired if the developers? right to develop overrode their rights. Paul Iverson commented that when residents complained about the construction of City ballfields in Little Valley, the City?s response was that it was master planned for ballfields. Little Valley was master planned to stay non-dense. Now the master plan is being changed. The City is doing a fliop-flop and the citizens in the area are not in favor of it. Developers are in favor of it because it means more money for them. He stated it did not behoove the City Council to become a part of the process of making sure developers maximize their profits. A 100' buffer zone is no buffer zone, as it was originally presented as 200'. The current City ordinance will not allow non-agricultural development closer than 100' to livestock corrals. He stated he was also speaking on behalf of DeVon Child, who is concerned a buffer is not proposed around his property. He stated there were still other open areas to develop in St. George to the south. He stated that beauty is in the eye of the beholder and everyone who lives on a large lot purchased that lot because they preferred it over a well-manicured subdivision. He urged the City Council to allow the citizens who live in Little Valley to keep their lifestyle; the lifestyle that Little Valley was master planned for. St. George City Council Minutes March 1, 2007 Page Twelve Kim Johnson, a 4H leader, advised that she purchased her property with agricultural use in mind. She stated she agreed with Paul Gooch. She expressed concern that new residents will complaint about the animals, and expressed concern about horses traveling on the same asphalt trails as bikes and pedestrians. Council ...


City Council Minutes 07/19/2001:
...ative type seed mixture, as recommended by the Hillside Review Board. Kay Traveller is the applicant. A motion was made by Council Member Isom and seconded by Council Member Orton to approve the hillside development permit subject to the recommendations of the Planning Commission. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Gardner - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. HILLSIDE DEVELOPMENT PERMIT: Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held July 10, 2001, recommended approval of a hillside development permit for Paragon Cove at Stone Cliff on Schmutz Hill on the south side of 1450 South and east of River Road. Kay Traveller is the applicant. A motion was made by Council Member Isom and seconded by Council Member Allen to approve the hillside development permit as recommended by the Planning Commission. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PRELIMINARY PLAT: Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held July 10, 2001, recommended approval of the preliminary plat for Stone Cliff Phase 6. Lots 601-610 will have access from Cliff Point Drive, and lots 611-620 will have access from View Point Drive. Kay Traveller is the applicant. A motion was made by Council Member Ort...


City Council Minutes 07/11/2002:
... BEER LICENSE: Consider approval of a beer license for the Flying J Travel Plaza at 2841 South 60 East. Flying J, Inc., applicant. City Manager Gary Esplin advised this was a change of ownership. A motion was made by Council Member Orton and seconded by Council Member Whatcott to approve the beer license. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Allen - aye St. George City Council Minutes July 11, 2002 Page Fourteen The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. USE OF PARK AND FEE WAIVER: Consider approval of use of Snow Park and request for a fee waiver for the North American Flyball Association. Linda Gummow and Jenna Brown, members of the Stampede Dog Racing Flyball Team for St. George, Utah, advised they currently practice in the Santa Clara Park, and would like permission to use Snow Park also. Practices are usually held on Sundays. They also requested a fee waiver as they are a non-profit organization. They would like to spray paint lines on the grass with the same kind of paint used on the soccer fields. They then played a video tape of the sport. Mayor McArthur advised that it is against City ordinance to allow dogs in parks if not on a leash. Council Member Whatcott inquired about pick-up and disposal of dog waste. Ms. Gummow and Ms. Brown responded that when the dog is not being run on the field by the owner, it is always contained, either in a pen, kennel or on a leash. Dog waste and trash removal is performed after each practice. All dogs must be vaccinated and licensed in order to participate. They advised they would like to eventually host a tournament in St. George. A motion was made by Council Member Allen to approve use of the park and a fee waiver. The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. Mayor McArthur commented that approval to use the park should be on a trial basis. He then called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. Mayor McArthur again advised that Item 6A7 was tabled from the agenda and would be heard at the City Council meeting of July 25, 2002 due to a mix-up in City Council meeting dates in July. USE OF PARK: Consider a request from the Red Rock Center for Independence for approval to use Worthen Park on July 26, 2002. City Manager Gary Esplin advised the Red Rock Center for Independence would like to have a bake sale and face painting activity in Worthen Park as part of their march and celebration on July 26, 2002. Mary Herrera, Vista volunteer, explained that July 26, 2002 is the 12th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act, and Red Rock Center would like to hold their second annual march and celebration in conjunction with this anniversary. A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott and seconded by Council Member Isom to approve use of the park as requested. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as requested: Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Orton - aye St. George City Council Minutes July 11, 2002 Page Fifteen The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. CLARIFICATION OF ORDINANCES: Consider a clarification of the Park Ordinance and Business License Ordinance regarding mobile vendors selling adjacent to City parks. Deputy City Attorney Ron Read explained that mobile vendors are vending as close as they can to parks during organized activities at which other vendors have paid for the right to vend in the park, such as at the Art Festival. The Business License Officer has interpreted the Parks Ordinance to mean that a park includes the park side of the street, therefore a mobile vendor could not pull up next to a park and vend. However, they could vend on the other side of the street which creates safety problems for children crossing the street. Several mobile vendors would also like to go into parks (parking lots) which do not have concessionaires, such as Snow Park. They are also requesting permission to vend from the parking lots at Tawa Ponds. Mayor McArthur commented that he can see a problem arising where children might be in a park and wave a vendor over to sell them ice cream, and rather than the kids run across the street, they pull in next to the park. This makes sense. He commented that if the City does not have an organized activity in a park such as the Fourth of July, or Art in the Park, etc. where there are concessionaires, it would make sense to allow the mobile vendors to vend on the street side of the park. However, if there is a contract with a concessionaire at a park or City facility, mobile vending should not be allowed. Deputy City Attorney Ron Read advised that the Parks Ordinance stipulates that there be no vending or sales within a park. The mobile vendors' position is that a street is a street, not part of the park. Staff's position is that if a mobile vendor pulls up next to a park, that is vending in the park because that is where the sales are directed. Both ice cream mobile vendors have indicated they will stay away from the parks when there are concessionaires present. Mayor McArthur clarified that the issue is whether the mobile vendors can vend on the street side of the park when there are no concessionaires present, or they can buy a permit to vend in the park if there is a special activity, just like other vendors at special events. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that any time there is a commercial activity in the park, permission from the City Council must be obtained. Deputy Ron Read advised that the mobile vendors would like permission to also vend within the parks which have internal parking, such as Snow Park. Council Member Orton made a motion to approve mobile vending on the street side of the parks, and within the parks with internal parking, as long as there are no activities or concessionaires in the park. The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. City Manager Gary Esplin cautioned that staff will bring this issue back in for review if abuses are noted. 400 East is a very busy street and parking is at a premium. If the vendors are stopping in the travel lane and the children are going out into the travel lane, there is a problem. If there is no place to park, they should...


City Council Minutes 10/20/2005:
...ehicles. Mr. Rosenberg advised that the applicant would not be selling travel trailers or motorhomes. There is also additional parking on 1100 East. Council Member Bunker inquired if an entrance off 1100 East had been considered. Mr. Rosenberg replied that an access off 1100 East would require removal of trees, landscape strip, and wall. The applicant would like to keep the existing circular driveway in front of the building as an access point. MOTION: A motion to approve the request subject to site usage dictated by the layout of parking, rather than by counting the number of ATVs or vehicles was made by Council Member Gardner. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen. Mayor McArthur inquired if the subject of cross easements with the property next door had been discussed in the Planning Commission meeting. Mr. Snyder replied that the subject did not come up. Council Member Whatcott commented that a cross access easement would eliminate display area for the property next door. City Manager Gary Esplin inquired whether the motion for approval included the stipulations recommended by the Planning Commission. Council Member Gardner replied that the stipulations were included in the motion. Council Member Whatcott commented that not limiting the number of display vehicles, but rather to allow the applicant to display as many as he could pack into 21 parking stalls, would not be fair to the auto dealer next door who did everything he was supposed to do, including landscaping. He commented he felt there needed to be a limit on the number of display vehicles, or parking should be eliminated on 1100 East. City Manager Gary Esplin stated that the City would not want to eliminate parking on 1100 East as it is used for the adjacent park. Mr. Snyder clarified that the applicant would like to use the property for car sales, rentals, and retail. Mr. Rosenberg advised that the retail would include sales of wheels, trim, rims, and catalog sales. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that if the retail portion of the business was successful, there would be no parking for those customers who come to look at the cars. He expressed concern that there would be too many uses on a small piece of property. However, the conditional use permit can be revoked if the plan does not work. Deputy City Attorney Ron Read suggested that the number of display vehicles allowed be clarified, such as defining two ATVs as one vehicle for purposes of display parking. The parking requirements cannot be left open-ended, as this would violate the City?s ordinance. SUBSTITUTE MOTION A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the conditional use permit, defining three scooters and two ATVs as being equal to one car for purposes of display parking. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT: Consider approval of a conditional use permit to expand the existing car sales lot at the southwest corner of St. George Blvd. and 700 East. Skyler Lawrence for Merv Cox, applicant. Assistant Planner Ray Snyder explained that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held October 11, 2005, recommended approval of the conditional use permit subject to the following conditions: 1. Meet parking standards and not to exceed 21 displayed vehicles or items. 2. Signage is a separate agreement and subject to the sign ordinance. 3. Photometric plan not to exceed a maximum of 42 footcandles (light intensity). 4. Paint and stripe the parking spaces. 5. No parking in the landscape areas. 6. Plant a minimum of at least six southern oak trees on the south side of the new building in the planter strip. 7. Office space limited to 1,470 sq. ft. St. George City Council Minutes October 20, 2005 Page Seven 8. No display vehicles to be parked in designated employee or employer or customer parking spaces. 9. Provide parking bumpers on the parking lot to protect street trees. Mr. Snyder explained that the applicant will tear down the existing building and build a new one to City standards. The Planning Commission recommended approval of a the reduced setback. The applicant proposes four uses for the new building: used car sales office, travel agency, accounting office and two hotel units. City Manager Ga...


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... 4. Tonaquint Hills Phase 2, located at Silicon Way and Dixie Drive. Kay Traveller, applicant. 5. Rink Estates, located at 2020 East Circle and 2800 South. Jim Raines, representative. 6. Ft. Pierce Area 1 road dedication located at River Road and Venture Drive area. Reid Pope, representative. 7. East Ridge Phase 6, located at Crestline Drive and 60 South. Scott Woolsey, representative. 8. Beehive Homes, located at Tonaquint Drive and Mesa Palms Drive. Marc Brown, representative. 9. Mesa Palms Townhouses Phase 5, located at Mesa Palms Drive and Crystal Drive. Reid Pope, representative. 10. Twin Creeks Phase 3, located at Northstar Drive and 510 N. Circle. Brandon Anderson, representative. 11. Cottam Fields, located at River Road and 2250 South. Jim Raines, representative. Council Member Whatcott asked about the request for Vista Del Cielo. He stated that there was a question about the protection on 1450 South and whether appropriate landscaping was required. Mr. Nicholson stated that the Council required that if there were any privacy walls they would have to be consistent. He said that the ones that had frontage would either have no walls or a consistent wall and the mandatory 10 ft. planter strip along 1450 South. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to approve the final plats with the stipulations as stated on the plan notes and authorize Mayor McArthur to sign the plats. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT: City Planner Ray Snyder explained that this request is for Desert Hills High School located at the intersection of Desert Hills Drive and 840 East. He explained that the layout consists of three separate buildings. Mr. Snyder referred to a site plan and stated that the middle building would be for classrooms, the second building would be a gymnasium and the third would be a vocational building. Mr. Snyder said that a softball field, a baseball field and a future football field would also be part of the property. He explained that the classroom building is two-stories and 54?5? at the tallest point, the gymnasium is 36?3? at the tallest point, and the vocational building is 20?5? at the tallest point. He said that the number of students anticipated for the high school would be 1,350 with a maximum of 1,500. He said that the proposed parking proposed meets and exceeds the City standard because it meets state standards. Mr. Snyder stated that the Washington County School District and the City are working together to mitigate the manmade hillside between the Desert Hills subdivision and the south property line of the Washington County School District property. He said that the hillside mitigation also involves the related trail system and erosion protection. All lighting would be mitigated so as not to impact the adjacent residences. The mitigation would involve using the latest technology of dark sky style lighting and minimum footcandles. The Planning Commission requested a photometric plan to be submitted for staff review. Mr. Snyder stated that the Planning Commission recommended approval for the construction and development of the high school along with its associated buildings, heights, playing fields and landscaping as proposed. Mayor McArthur asked City Manager Gary Esplin if the concerns about the trail and retaining the hillside had been taken care of. City Manager Gary Esplin stated that the City is still working with the previous developer to get a commitment to help with the expense. He stated that the City is planning on working with the school to build the trail behind the school. He said the trail going to the east will be a significant amount of money and the City will have to wait on that one for awhile. St. George City Council Minutes July 20, 2006 Page Six Council Member Bunker stated that the City Council requested that specific lights be used for the project but that they were not allocated in the budget. City Manager Gary Esplin stated that in the past the City has provided some lighting on a joint use basis so other community groups could use the facilities in the evenings. He said that he didn?t know if this was going to be the case in this situation. Glen Carnahan stated that he is an Engineer with Alpha Engineering Company. He said that the school district has directed his company to provide all of the conduits and underground infrastructure to accommodate future lighting on the baseball and softball fields and tennis courts. He stated that the school district was going to light the football field. He stated that the school district has expressed an interest in continuing the relationship with the City to allow public use after hours but he said that he didn?t think the school district had budgeted for additional lights. Council Member Orton said that it would be a shame to not have the facility available for public use in the neighborhood. He asked City Manager Esplin if the expense for the lighting could be put into the next budget year. City Manager Esplin stated that he would look at the costs and include it in the next budget year. Mr. Carnahan stated that the facility will take two years to construct and is anticipated opening in the fall of 2008. Mayor McArthur asked about the night sky issue since the school hadn?t included the required lights in its budget. Mr. Carnahan said that he would have to follow up on that issue. He stated that the majority of the site sits quite a bit lower than the surrounding subdivisions. He said that the proposed football field is 35 feet below the existing toe of the slope. Council Member Orton asked if some residents? homes are on the same elevation as the school. Mr. Carnahan said that there are some homes that back up to the school on the west side. Council Member Whatcott asked if there was anything planned for the vacant ground that currently sets in front of Desert Hills Intermediate. Mr. Carnahan stated that he cannot speak for the board but he knows that they are considering a site for a seminary building. Council Member Whatcott asked why the proposed baseball field is facing to the west. Mr. Carnahan stated that it is due to a grading issue with the layout of the project. Council Member Bunker asked Mr. Carnahan to explain what the size of the retaining wall would be and how it would be constructed. Mr. Carnahan stated that they have been working with the City engineers on the issue. He said that the existing fill slope is on City property and when they began grading the site they discovered the necessity for retaining walls. He said that there would be a series of walls that would be approximately 10 feet in height and staggered. The highest point would be 35 feet. He said that one of the things that would be accomplished with the retaining walls and the associated geogrid is the stabilization of the existing fill slope on the City property. He said that when they install the geogrid they will mitigate the slope by cutting it back to be a stable slope. He said that the walls will be offset enough to put a trail in. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to approve the conditional use permit. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/PRELIMINARY PLAT: Public hearing to consider approval of the preliminary plat for Bella Tuscana at Mesa Palms located at Dixie Drive and Mesa Palms Drive. Cutrell, Inc., applicant. Kathy Hasfurther, Engineer IV, explained that this subdivision is part of the existing Mesa Palms PD zoning but that it will stand alone as far as having its own recreational area. She stated the design is for 55 single-family dwellings. Ms. Hasfurther stated that the Planning Commission recommended approval with the following staff comments: 1) the subdivision is required to have 11,000 sq. ft. of recreational area , and 2) lots 60-72 and 99-108 are being shown as walkout basement lots which will need to be built as such to reduce the wall heights within the subdivision. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing. St. George City Council Minutes July 20, 2006 Page Seven Council Member Bunker asked about the size of the recreational area. She said that she couldn?t see where it was located on the plat. Ms. Hasfurther said that was why staff stated that the area had to be 11,000 sq. ft. She said that they couldn?t tell from the plat whether the recreational areas met that requirement because the square footage was not shown. Council Member Bunker asked if the applicant had something in place as far as what they are going to do with those areas. Ms. Hasfurther said that she has not seen anything. Mayor McArthur asked if the applicants were present. No one came forward. Council Member Bunker stated that she would like to see it tabled until more information on the recreational areas and trail system to connect with the City?s trails was provided. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to table the request. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. City Attorney Shawn Guzman asked if a date could be set for reconsideration since it was a public hearing. Mayor McArthur said that it would be tabled until the next official council meeting. PUBLIC HEARING/PRELIMINARY PLAT: Public hearing to consider approval of the preliminary plat for Villa De Colina condominiums at the southeast corner of the Foremaster Drive and Riverside Drive intersection. Ben Howell, applicant. Kathy Hasfurther, Engineer IV, explained that this preliminary plat used to be called Foremaster Green and is located on the east side of the new Riverside Drive extension along the base of the hill. Ms. Hasfurther said that was a discrepancy regarding slope percents. She said that the hillside development plans show a 2.2:1 cut but that the preliminary plan shows a 2:1 cut. She said that both plans need to be consistent. She also stated that as part of the recommendation from the City traffic engineer, the north cul-de-sac is to extend north to eventually tie into the Netta?s Knoll entrance road that would provide access to a street traffic light. She said that they have talked to the applicant about this and the applicant is in agreement. Ms. Hasfurther said that the Planning Commission recommended approval on a 4-1 vote with the conditions that the hillside development plan and preliminary plat coincide on the hillside cut; that the old landscape plan submitted with the original hillside development permit be used along Riverside Drive and that the applicant is required to over excavate in that landscape area by 5 ft. Tim Fry stated that he is an engineer with Premier Design & Engineering. Mr. Fry explained that the new applicant is Ben Howell and that the hillside permit was obtained by the prior applicant. He said that was the reason there was a difference between the hillside development permit and the preliminary plat. He explained that the unit types have been changed to larger units with parking underneath each unit. He went through a computer animated presentation that showed the project from different angles and heights. Council Member Gardner asked about the sloughing on the cut. Mr. Fry stated that the current sloughing is because the slope in at 1:1. He said that their project has the slope at a 2:1 and that the geotechnical engineer is not concerned about the possibility of sloughing with the slope at a 2:1. Mayor McArthur asked how many units there were per building. Mr. Fry said that there are eight units per building. He explained that there is a proposed recreational area, a pool and a club house with additional parking spaces. He described the entrance off of Riverside Drive going south and the exit from the project. Council Member Gardner asked if the private streets in the project were lower than Riverside Drive. Mr. Fry said that on the north end Riverside Drive is lower but on the south end it is higher. Council Member Gardner asked about the conditional use permit. Mr. Fry explained that the conditional use permit is for height variance. Council Member Whatcott clarified that the height variance request is because the buildings are lower than 35 feet if the measurement is from Riverside Drive but when measured from the north end the buildings are up to 42?2? in height. Mr. Fry stated that was correct. St. George City Council Minutes July 20, 2006 Page Eight Council Member Whatcott asked if there was a requirement coming off Riverside Drive for a deceleration lane. Mr. Fry said there was not. He said that the traffic engineer and Tyler Hoskins discussed the need for a deceleration lane but both felt it wasn?t necessary at this time. Rick Snyder from the City?s engineering department stated that the deceleration lane will be on the adjacent property. He clarified that the main access into the project does have a deceleration lane and the south road will also have a deceleration lane. Ms. Hasfurther explained that in a memo from Rick Snyder regarding the Foremaster Green Traffic Impact Study, Item 3 of the required improvements states that they will dedicate enough right-of-way to accommodate right turn deceleration lanes at both project accesses. Council Member Bunker asked if the applicant had a 3D picture that would show what the buildings would look like from the angle of Riverside Drive toward Foremaster Drive. Mr. Fry showed a computer animation of someone driving south on Riverside Drive and entering the project on the left at the northern access. Council Member Orton asked how wide the streets were in the project. Mr. Fry stated that they are 25 feet with 5 foot sidewalks. Mayor McArthur asked about the colors of the buildings. Mr. Fry stated that the colors on the screen are more yellow than they actually will be on the buildings. Council Member Whatcott stated that the type of presentation that is being shown is the type that the Council wants to see in order to get a good idea of how projects will look from the surrounding area. Council Member Bunker asked if there are recreational areas in the project. Mr. Fry stated that the center area is the major recreational area that meets the ordinance. He said that there is also another area that they may put more grass on or desert scape based on the type of soil. Council Member Bunker asked if the south road will access Johnson Farm. Mr. Fry stated that it would. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the preliminary plat and the conditional use permit for height variance. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. Council Member Whatcott asked to see a low fly over on the north end on Riverside Drive to see what the elevation would be. Mr. Fry stated that it would take a few minutes to load up the actual model in order to show the view. PROCLAMATION: Mayor McArthur said that he wanted to read a Proclamation designating August 26, 2006 as Americans with Disabilities Day. He stated that he should have done this at the start of the meeting and apologized to those in the audience that he had overlooked it. Mayor McArthur presented the proclamation to a representative in the audience who thanked the Mayor. CONTINUATION OF PUBLIC HEARING/PRELIMINARY PLAT: Mr. Fry said that the computer generation on the screen shows the building on the east side of the cul-de-sac. Council Member Whatcott said that the view gives the impression that the street is at ground level rather than 6 feet higher. Mr. Fry stated that it was difficult to portray the view as accurately as it would be in real life since there is 25 feet of slope. Council Member Whatcott asked if the hillside on the north side of the end building would be cut down. Mr. Fry said that it would have to be cut down. Council Member Whatcott asked if the road would go through to the intersection. St. George City Council Minutes July 20, 2006 Page Nine Mr. Fry stated that the road would be stubbed to connect with the Riverside Drive and Foremaster Drive intersection. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider approval of a zone change from R-1-10 to PD Administrative & Professional Office on 3.62 acres located on the southwest corner of 1400 West and Snow Canyon Parkway. Snow Canyon Holdings, LLC, applicant. Bob Nicholson, Director of Community Development explained that the property is presently zoned R-1-10 and that the request is for a PD with administrative and professional office uses. He said that on the City General Plan the area has been designated for some time as a neighborhood commercial center. Mr. Nicholson said that approximately one year ago the applicant requested commercial uses for retail and fast food and at that time the Council turned the request down because of the type of uses. Mr. Nicholson stated that now the applicant is requesting professional office use only. He said the site plan shows three single story buildings with varied rooflines, tile roof, with stucco and stone materials. The three buildings combined would be approximately 35,000 sq. ft. He stated that under the PD zone the ordinance requires the front 25 ft. along a public street to be landscaped. Mr. Nicholson explained that applicant?s site plan shows an average width of 25 ft. of landscaping, with some areas less than 25 ft. but other areas greater than 25 ft. as allowed by the code. He said that the traffic engineer has recommended a right-in only be allowed off Snow Canyon Parkway and a turning lane on Snow Canyon Parkway onto 1400 West. He said that on 1400 West there are two driveways with in and out possibilities. He stated that the proposal calls for monument type signs which would be located at 1400 West and Snow Canyon Parkway. The project proposes hooded lights to provide minimal lighting to protect the night sky and the applicants have recently submitted a photometric plan for review. Mr. Nicholson said that the Planning Commission recommended approval subject to the traffic engineer?s recommendation. Mr. Greg Griffin stated that he was representing the applicant. He stated that they have tried to create a project more appropriate to the neighborhood based on information from their last request. He stated that the project is 20% to 21% over code on parking to allow for medical uses. He said that they moved the buildings back off the corner to allow for better visibility. They have lowered the roof line down several feet below code and tried to accomplish architectural detail that is uniform around all of the buildings. He stated that the site has between 3 or 4 steps down to give it a little more natural look with the lay of the land and the combination of materials is similar to the surrounding houses. Council Member Bunker asked to clarify if the reason the buildings were moved away from the street was for safety. Mr. Griffin explained that the buildings were moved off the corner. He stated that one of the comments that came up last time from their engineer was that because there?s not quite a 90 degree angle and if there was a little more visibility around the corner this might help safety at the intersection. He said that by having the buildings clustered closer toward the center of the property it gives more open space to the project and allows better visibility when turning right onto 1400 West from Snow Canyon Parkway westbound. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. Mr. Tom Lukow stated that he is a resident of Paradise Canyon. He stated that he had petitions with 515 signatures in opposition to changing the zoning from single-family residential to this particular project. Mr. Lukow presented the petitions and signatures to the Deputy City Recorder. He stated that single-family residences fit the area. He said that Red Cliffs Parkway meets and blends into Snow Canyon Parkway, passes down to Halfway Wash which is very close to where the proposed project will be located. He said that the area is delightful and makes the residents feel comfortable and that they do not like the concept of changing it to anything but single family homes. He stated that living next to the park is unique and that it was represented that the park will be expanded and extended sometime in the future. He stated that the proposed parking lot would be right across from play areas in the park. He stated that he thinks this is the wrong place to put this project and that it will be dangerous to his grandchildren and to other children visiting the area. Mr. Lukow said that the increased traffic flow by this project will inhibit the 40 MPH traffic that flows down through that area. He said that the residents believe this will create a bottle-neck and a problem for those who are living there. He said that neighborhood sentiment is strongly against the project. Mr. Lukow pointed out on the map the various areas that are already commercial and he explained that many of the commercial venues are within walking distance of the neighborhood. He said that residents at the Planning Commission meeting on June 13, 2006 were told the project being proposed patterns similar things in Las Vegas, Nevada. He said that he lives where he lives because he likes the residential atmosphere and doesn?t want another Las Vegas next to him. Mr. Lukow said that there appears to be ample commercial property to rent and purchase and lease on Dixie Downs Road, Sunset Boulevard and Bluff Street. He said that he wanted to pay Council Member Whatcott a compliment by reading from the minutes of October 21, 2004 which stated that Council St. George City Council Minutes July 20, 2006 Page Ten Member Whatcott said that he would like to see some projects with R-1-8 and R-1-10. 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...is cost was split in half. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised that Kay Traveller paid half of the HOA?s half. City Manager Gary Esplin commented this was a fair deal. Mr. Barnum advised that private sewers are no longer allowed. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to approve the agreement. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Gardner. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. St. George City Council Minutes February 15, 2007 Page Eight Mr. Barnum advised the City has now taken over 40 sewer systems. EXCHANGE OF WATER RIGHTS: Consider approval of an exchange of water rights with Clayton Leavitt. Water Services Director Barry Barnum explained that the City owns water rights at Goat Springs which are difficult to develop. Clayton Leavitt has 18 shares in the St. George Clara Field Canal Company which he would like to trade for the Goat Springs water. His intention is to move the water rights to Staheli well in Diamond Valley in order to develop property. The 18 shares in the canal company comes out of Gunlock and can be used eventually for culinary water. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the exchange of water rights. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. MILITARY UTILITY CREDIT: Mayor McArthur explained that when the 222nd was deployed to Iraq, the City offered a utility credit for these military families. There are still people in military service within the community, and he suggested continuing the same program. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised that he would come up with a proposed policy to continue the program. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Consider approval of the minutes of the regular City Council meeting held February 1, 2007. MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to approve the minutes as presented. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. ADJOURN TO EXECUTIVE SESSION: MOTION: A motion to adjourn to an executive session to discuss legal and property issues was made by Council Member Orton. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Bunker - aye Council Member Gardner - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. RECONVENE: MOTION: A motion to reconvene was made by Council Member Allen. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Gardner. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote and all voted aye. The motion carried. MISCELLANEOUS DISCUSSIONS: Brief discussions were held with regard to the traveling Vietnam Veteran?s Wall which will be here in St. George in Decemb...


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...g that. Ms. Lenois stated that she had a commitment from Main Street Travel, the Gallery, the Antique Store, Wide Angle, and a book store to sta...


City Council Minutes 08/17/2006:
...eral plan includes visitor convenience commercial, community commercial, a travel plaza, business park, employment center, and a mixed use of public f...


City Council Minutes 10/19/2006:
...ig Alan Sheets advised that he was from Orange County, Californias and was traveling around the country to advise that the DEA is trafficking meth. H...


City Council Minutes 02/01/2007:
...red by Alice Larson. Mayor McArthur advised that Council Member Allen was traveling back from Salt Lake City and would be a few minutes late. May...


City Council Minutes 08/06/2009:
...der and welcomed all in attendance. He advised that Councilmember Allen is traveling back from a JPAC meeting in Salt Lake City and will be arriving l...


City Council Minutes 12/03/2009:
...ity Council meeting on December 17. A report was made by the group who traveled to Ibigawa, Japan as part of the marathon exchange program. Ma...


City Council Minutes 11/07/2013:
...on of an easement, given to the City, in the Stone Cliff Development. Kay Traveller/Reid Pope, applicants. Todd Jacobsen presented the request fo...


City Council Minutes 12/19/2013:
...ed pictures from the visit. Mayor McArthur invited the students, who traveled to Ibigawa, to introduce themselves and tell their favorite part of the visit. City Manager Gary Esplin stated it was an incredible, life changing event for him. He is grateful for the opportunity to travel there. Mayor McArthur advised that item 2B has been tabled. ...


City Council Minutes 02/20/2014:
...y is typically done to determine what speed the majority of the traffic is traveling. The speed limit is set accordingly based on federal highway gui...


City Council Minutes 10/09/2014:
... cost of the Lake Powell Pipeline. Mayor Pike called for a recess to travel to the Millcreek Generation Facility. St. George City Council Minutes October 9, 2014 Page Two SITE VISIT TO THE MILLCREEK GENERATION FACILITY AND DISCUSSION WITH REGARDS TO STAFFING: Power Generation Superintendent Rod Carter and City Manager Gary Esplin explained the system used to generate power. Energy Services staff took the Councilmembers on a tour of the facility. Energy Services Director Phil Solomon explained that the greatest expense of the GE contract was having the full time facilitator on site. There is no longer a need for a full time facilitator, rather, there is a need for additional technicians. He proposes hiring two additional employees, a generation technician and a SCADA technician. The cost of the two employees is approximately $150,000. Using GE only when needed, will save approximately $300,000. City Manager Gary Esplin stated the critical point is that this facility is operated by four staff members. While GE can be used as backup, it makes sense to hire the additional staff members. Mr. Carter commented that it is a challenge to have a small number of employees as they rotate facilities. Councilmember Hughes stated that hiring additional employees makes sense. City Manager Gary Esplin advised this will be included in the budget opening at next Thursday’s meeting. Councilmembers traveled back to City Hall. CONSIDER APPROVAL OF A PURCHASE AGREEMENT WI...


City Council Minutes 01/04/2007:
...t stop lights be installed ahead of time to stop construction traffic from traveling too fast. He suggested that the RV park be made a high class par...


City Council Minutes 01/05/2012:
...ow traffic on Little Valley Road is out of control as many of the cars are traveling over 50 mph. As it currently stands, Little Valley Road is too na...


City Council Minutes 03/29/2012:
...ng topics: Project Overview, What Has Been Done To Date, Project and Need, Travel Demand, Managed Lanes Study, Freight Study, Preferred Alternative, D...


City Council Minutes 01/19/2012:
... of boulders. Rick Rosenberg replied that some of the boulders are Kay Traveller’s, but a few are from a project upstream at Cottonwood Park whe...


City Council Minutes 10/03/2013:
...cost, the City will receive two plots near the Legacy Development from Kay Traveller. The plots will be sold and funds will be used to bring these li...


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...ge format (Players will be guaranteed at least 3 matches, no one likes to travel and play one match!)   Locations:  Tonaquint Tennis C...


Planning Commission Agenda 01/22/2019 Agenda 01/22/2019:
...outhwest of the intersection of 1450 South and 3000 East. The applicant is Traveller Stone Cliff LC and the representative is Mr. Gail Maxwell. Case N...


Public Notice Public Notice 05/12/2016:
...ider a variance request to allow for the rebranding of the Best Western – Travel Inn located at 316 East St, George Blvd, with a 225 s.f. sign to ...


PUBLIC NOTICE Public Notice 08/01/2012:
...studies, and information about proposed improvements (including additional travel lanes and interchange improvements). During the hearing, verbal and...


Planning Commission Minutes 09/27/2005:
...ng pool and an existing building currently occupied by an auto dealership, travel agency and accountant. The building also contains two residential u...


Planning Commission Agenda 01/11/2005:
...se 1 Subdivision located at approximately 1500 South and Dixie Drive. Kay Traveller, applicant. Case No. 2004-SPBE-0088. HILLSIDE DEVELOPMENT PERMIT ...


Planning Commission Agenda 07/11/2006:
...2 with one (1) commercial lot located at Silicon Way and Dixie Drive. Kay Traveller, applicant. Case No. 2006-FP-058F. Consider approval of a final...


Planning Commission Minutes 02/26/2008:
... Neal a 1400 East resident stated that the project would impact anyone who travels River Road and compete for any of the intersections. It was expect...


Planning Commission Minutes 02/27/2007:
...bed access to the property from the driveway. He questioned how one would travel from the west side to the east side without interfering with the garage. Mr. Layton gave two options but stated that the applicant’s preference was to use the northerly path. Commissioner Taylor asked about fire protection and asked how a fire truck would access the site. Ray Snyder responded that fire issues would be addressed at the time of development. In terms of the lot split itself, details were not being considered.PLANNING COMMISSIONFebruary 27, 2007Page Eight Deputy City Attorney Paula Houston stated that specific issues could be asked at this stage and suggested the lot split be treated like a subdivision approval. She stated that there may be other ways of using the lot as a residential lot. In response to a question raised, Mr. Layton stated that the property the pool sits on is leased by the applicant. The lease was good for 99 years and included several other parties. The other parties included in the lease were the neighbors. The applicant, Rick Arial, had tried to rent the home but had problems. He had recently made improvements to the home in order to live in the home or rent it out. He and his wife decided not to continue renting the home. The home was flooded and they decided to retain the home for themselves to live in and build another home and split ownership with a family member. He did not intend to build the home for two to six years and understood that he would have to abide by whatever codes are in place at the time he develops. Council Member Bunker was concerned about access and asked how drainage issues would be addressed. Mr. Arial stated that they would be dealt with at the time the property is developed.Uldene Norton identified herself as a next door neighbor to the south of the road. Her home was located considerably lower than the road. They were concerned about the cul-de-sacs in the area and had very little parking near their home. Coming on and off the road was dangerous. Safety was her biggest concern. She provided a petition from 10 families living on the cul-de-sac who were opposed to the request. Floyd Helm identified the location of his home, which sits on one-third acre. He expressed concern with safety because of the speed traffic travels. He suggested the addition of a speed bump to help slow traffic. ...


Planning Commission Minutes 08/28/2007:
... that except for being short one parking space, the parking stalls and the travel corridor do meet City specifications. Ray said if the Planning Comm...


Planning Commission Minutes 07/08/2008:
...ide Drive. The independent living residents will not have a great need to travel. They would be happy to provide demonstration that this will not be...


Planning Commission Agenda 08/12/2008:
...dnesday September 10th through Friday September 12th. Most attendees will travel on Tuesday evening September 9th (to arrive the night before the mee...


Planning Commission Minutes 07/28/2005:
... the traffic study was prepared for City Council Aron Baker showed a total travel. They used the plat that was proposed back in 1996 showing 77 lots. Today they are showing 61 lots. Doug said if they punch another cul-de-sac through that puts another 152 vehicles per day traveling on the busy road. The City shows a 50 ft. right-of-way can handl...


Planning Commission Minutes 05/24/2005:
...e by case. It certainly is one of the options. Larry Snow represents Kay Traveller. On April 28th they attended a work meeting with the City. His ...


Planning Commission Minutes 07/12/2011:
... clouds since.Commissioner Read inquired as to what kind of noise distance travel can be expected (to be heard) in the Ft. Pierce area or at the Airport. Curt Gordon said the area sits down in the valley a couple of hundred feet below the elevation of the runway. The area has hills around it which will buffer the noise level. He feels the noise won’t be able to travel a long way.Commissioner Read asked what they plan to do for lighting...


Planning Commission Agenda 11/27/2018 Agenda 11/27/2018:
...8 acres and is immediately adjacent to 1450 South Street. The applicant is Traveller Stone Cliff LC and the representative is Mr. Gail Maxwell. Case No. 2018-HS-005 (Staff Ray Snyder)   2.                  ZONE CHANGE AMENDMENTS (ZCA) (Public Hearings)   A.    Consider a zone change amendment to the Stone Cliff PD-R (Planned Development Residential) zone to expand the overall development to allow new single family lots in the subdivision. The proposal is located on 26.28 acres and is immediately adjacent to 1450 South Street. The applicant is Traveller Stone Cliff LC and the representative is Mr. Gail Maxwell. Case N...


Planning Commission Minutes 01/08/2013:
...eate a two (2) lot residential subdivision on 1.57 acres. The applicant is Traveller / Stone Cliff LC, and the representative is Mr. Reid Pope, Pope Engineering. The property is zoned PD-R (Planned Development Residential). The property is located along the private street Pinnacle Drive at the top of Stone Cliff on the south end. Case No. 2012-PP-026. Wes Jenkins, Development Services Manager, presented a Preliminary Plat for “Stone Cliff Phase 12” to create a 2 lot residential subdivision on 1.57 acres. The property is zoned PD-R and is located along the private street of Pinnacle Drive at the top of Stone Cliff on the south end. The applicant is Traveller/Stone Cliff, L.C. and the representative is Ried Pope of LR Pope ...


Planning Commission Agenda 01/10/2017:
...ty Residential) on approximately 23.77 acres. The project is called ‘Traveller East of Stone Cliff.’ Generally located on the south side of 1450 South Street and west of 3000 East Street.  The applicant is Traveller-Stone Cliff LC and the representative is Mr. Kay Traveller. Case No. 2017-GPA-001 (Staff – John Willis)   4.&nb...


Planning Commission Minutes 02/09/2010:
...t she does think a critical mass needs happen to preserve this area. Janet Traveler came to the podium. Her father Kent Bentley put in the water line to Little Valley. She has been raised with the love for this place and she understands what these people are saying. Her father put in Little Rancho Estates because he wanted people to fulfill their dream of one acre lots. A few of these people have horses. A lot of the people decided they don’t have the money to have horses and buy hay, so now there are lots of weeds. The majority of people cannot afford horses. She said that for the 50 plus acres that she has left, she doesn’t want one acre lots. She wants the option to have smaller lots. She thinks that on a half acre lot, people can have a box garden and grow their own produce. They don’t need to have an acre lot. She asked about the new equestrian trail and where it will be. She asked where the boundaries will be.Bob Nicholson came to the podium to demonstrate this to her on the map behind the Commissioners. Janet Traveler said she has property along the canal and she wonders if the trail...


Planning Commission Minutes 02/14/2006:
...d located at the southwest corner of Dixie Drive and Silicon Way. Mr. Kay Traveller, applicant. Case No. 2006-SPBE-003Planner Ray Snyder said this parcel is in Tonaquint Hills on Dixie Drive. The retail center has been reviewed by Planning Staff Review. The site plan has been looked at to construct 3 buildings consisting of 27,287 sq. ft. of retail and 2,138 sq. ft. of restaurant area. The site plan PLANNING COMMISSIONFebruary 14, 2006Page Sixindicates 132 parking stalls. The colors will be earthtone colors with red concrete tile roof and a decorative cultured rock wainscot. Ray said signage shall be approved under a separate permit. Buildings are single story and not to exceed 35 ft. in height. A maximum of 2,138 sq. ft. is approved for restaurant only. Ray also stated no driveways on Dixie Drive. Staff does recommend approval.MOTION: Commissioner Clayton made a motion to recommend to City Council approval of a site plan and building elevation for a proposed retail center with eight (8) retail suites and one (1) restaurant pad located at the southwest corner of Dixie Drive and Silicon Way. Mr. Kay Traveller, applicant, subject to conditions indicated by staff. Commission...


Planning Commission Agenda 01/18/2005:
...se 1 Subdivision located at approximately 1500 South and Dixie Drive. Kay Traveller, applicant. Case No. 2004-SPBE-0088. HILLSIDE DEVELOPMENT PERMIT ...


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Planning Commission Minutes 04/23/2013:
...rty is zoned PD-R (Planned Development Residential). The applicant is Kay Traveller, represented by Gail Maxwell, project manager. Title 11 Subdivision Regulations, Section 11-2-5 “Variances” reads: “Where unusual topographic or other exceptional conditions exist, the city council may vary the requirements of this title after receiving the recommendations of the commission; provided, that such variations will not substantially impair the intent of this title. (Ord. 2003-02-005, 2-20-2003).” Staff comments included: (1) On private streets the City only requires sidewalk to be installed on one side of the roadway. (2) All of the streets within the Stone Cliff development are private streets. (3) Ten phases of Stone Cliff have been platted. The private streets within phases 1, 3, 8 and 10 have no sidewalk installed on either side. Within phase 5 sidewalks have been installed on one private street but not on the other. On phase 7 sidewalks have been installed on one side of the street except for two lots. (4) The developer is proposing to eliminate the requirement for sidewalk on the phases that have been platted within this development. Mr. Jenkins presented a map of all the Stone Cliff phases which showed how each phase addressed their sidewalks. Some phases have sidewalks on both sides, one side or no sidewalk at all. A letter from Gail Maxwell, the Project Manager, was shared with the Planning Commission which explained the reason why they are asking for a sidewalk waiver. Commissioner Wilkinson noted that there are narrow streets in the developments there and they are not sure how they would add in sidewalks without taking away from residential property. Commissioner Taylor commented that the Preliminary and Final Plats for past phases were approved already and he doesn’t feel it can be required to put in sidewalks now. Attorney Farnsworth confirmed that is correct. Mr. Jenkins stated that Preliminary Plats do not show sidewalks. Construction drawings show sidewalks on the cross section. Gail Maxwell, representative for Kay Traveller and Stone Cliff, stated that the Master Plan was approved without...


PUBLIC NOTICE Public Notice 02/14/2014:
...tate, or foreign commerce. A revenue passenger is one who possesses an air travel ticket. An air travel ticket means all documents pertaining to a passenger’s complete iti...


Planning Commission Minutes 01/10/2006:
...services have been approved in the old M-1 area. It does keep people from traveling downtown for lunch breaks. MOTION: Commissioner Burks made a mot...


Planning Commission Minutes 03/14/2006:
...ner Burks asked to a comment on Dixie Drive and the traffic issue. He has traveled Dixie Drive and there is not traffic signal between Sunset and Blu...


Planning Commission Agenda 08/14/2012:
...y September 15th. Many council members and planning commissioners will be traveling on Tuesday September 11th to attend. As a result, there will not ...


Planning Commission Minutes 09/13/2011:
...ors. Bob mentioned there was no opposition letters received. He said Kay Traveller sent a letter in support for the tower.Bob pointed out on the sli...


Planning Commission Minutes 03/22/2011:
...y’s Traffic Engineer said in 2004 was the last time they adopted a master travel plan on roads. He pointed out the different locations where there w...


Planning Commission Minutes 09/14/2010:
...sked where the dumpsters are currently located. Bob replied the use was a travel agency previously so he doesn’t believe there is a dumpster there n...


Planning Commission Agenda 05/14/2013:
...o create thirty-one (31) lots on 16.26 acres. The owner / developer is Kay Traveller and the representative is Mr. Gail Maxwell. The property is zoned...


Planning Commission Minutes 05/14/2013:
... to create thirty-one (31) lots on 16.26 acres. The owner/developer is Kay Traveller and the representative is Mr. Gail Maxwell. The property is zoned...


Planning Commission Agenda 05/26/2015:
...iminary plat amendment for “Stone Cliff Phase 13”. The owner is Traveller/Stone Cliff and the representative is Ried Pope/Gail Maxwell. The...


Planning Commission Agenda 05/27/2014:
...f Phase 13” a seven (7) lot residential subdivision. The applicant is Traveller and Stone Cliff and the representative is Mr. Reid Pope. The prop...


Planning Commission Agenda 04/08/2014:
... vendors. Commissioner Nathan Fisher asked if the vehicles are just for travel and not set up then. Karen Sunderland responded right, because itâ...


Planning Commission Agenda 06/28/2016:
...cres. The property is generally located in the vicinity of the former Utah Travel Center located east of the I-15 Freeway in the Milepost 2 Interchang...


Planning Commission Minutes 08/25/2009:
...mmissioners would be attending. The City will pay for the registration and travel expenses. Bob said there is not a lot on for the September 8th Plann...


Planning Commission Minutes 08/14/2012:
...y September 15th. Many council members and planning commissioners will be traveling on Tuesday September 11th to attend. As a result, there will not ...


Planning Commission Minutes 08/12/2008:
...nesday September 10th through Friday September 12th. Most attendees will travel on Tuesday evening September 9th (to arrive the night before the me...


Planning Commission Agenda 02/14/2006:
...d located at the southwest corner of Dixie Drive and Silicon Way. Mr. Kay Traveller, applicant. 2006-SPBE-003 4. CONDITIONAL USE PERMITConsider a re...


Planning Commission Minutes 11/28/2006:
...about the VC1 and VC2. Gary said the only difference between the two is a travel plaza which would be allowed in the VC2 to be located at an intercha...


Planning Commission Agenda 11/13/2012:
...ty-four (64) single family residential lots. The representative is Mr. Kay Traveler. The property is zoned PD-R (Planned Development Residential) and ...


Planning Commission Minutes 09/25/2012:
...e request did make sense because it is in a hidden area not visible to the traveling general public, is not an aesthetically significant formation, an...


Planning Commission Minutes 11/13/2012:
...ty-four (64) single family residential lots. The representative is Mr. Kay Traveller. The property is zoned PD-R (Planned Development Residential) and...


Planning Commission Agenda 01/08/2013:
...eate a two (2) lot residential subdivision on 1.57 acres. The applicant is Traveller / Stone Cliff LC, and the representative is Mr. Reid Pope, Pope E...


Planning Commission Minutes 10/09/2012:
.... 3000 East Street will be an arterial street when fully completed with 4 travel lanes plus a center turn lane. The commercial corner is intended to...


Planning Commission Minutes 07/11/2006:
...2 with one (1) commercial lot located at Silicon Way and Dixie Drive. Kay Traveller, applicant. Case No. 2006-FP-058PLANNING COMMISSIONJuly 11, 200...


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NJCAA Chooses St. George to Host Division I Softball National Championship Tournaments for 2018-2021 Press Release 05/15/2017:
...includes not only on field but also in the cities and venues to which they travel,” said Norma Carr, Softball Committee Chair and NJCAA Rep for ...