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City Council Minutes 05/17/2001:
... CITIZEN RECOGNITION: Mayor McArthur recognized Cherrie Miller for her volunteer service to the community. For the last eight years Ms. Miller has been picking up trash as she walks. In appreciation, Mayor McArthur presented Ms. Miller with a gift certificate and Olympic book. CONSENT CALENDAR: Consider approval of the financial statement for April, 2001. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that overall the City is in good financial condition. A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to approve the financial statement as presented and seconded by Council Member Orton. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Allen - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for the purchase of cleaning and paper supplies for the City. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen presented three bids received: American Tavco $66,656,80 Unisource $56,371.50 Camco $52,948.44 She recommended award to the second low bidder, Unisource, in the amount of $56,371.50, as the City currently uses Unisource and they have supplied all the dispensers for their product. She explained that the low bidder, Camco, would have to remove the dispensers currently used and would then charge the City for use of their dispensers. Additionally, City staff inspected the Camco warehouse and feels they do not have the product on hand needed by the City. Matt Staheli, representing Camco, advised if he had to provide the dispensers he would, but felt his product would fit the dispensers currently being used. The dispensers were not included in the bid. He advised that Camco’s warehouse was bigger and better than that of Unisource. St. George City Council Minutes May 17, 2001 Page Two Council Member Gardner commented that if in fact the cost of putting in the dispensers was not more than the approximately $4,,000 difference in the bids, Camco would still be the low bid. Mr. Staheli advised his products would fit Unisource’s dispensers, but if they did not, he would change them out. Ms. Swensen advised that the City’s Building Maintenance Supervisor, Dennis Montoya, advised her if Unisource did not receive the bid, their dispensers would have to be removed as they are their property and not owned by the City. Mayor McArthur commented that use of Unisource’s dispensers in essence makes them a single source supplier. Ms. Swensen suggested the City purchase the dispensers. Mayor McArthur commented that frequently a supplier will provide a dispenser at no cost if their product is being used. Mr. Staheli replied that would depend on how competitive the company was. He explained he was under the impression from Mr. Montoya that another product would not fit the dispensers provided by Unisource, and that was the reason he was recommending award of the bid to Unisource. However, Camco can provide any dispenser for any building or product, and currently provides all the paper products for the Washington County School District. Council Member Allen inquired if Camco’s dispensers were a different size, and if removal of the Unisource dispensers would leave holes in the walls. Mr. Staheli replied the only issue is the paper towel dispenser, but everything else is the same product and should not be an issue. Council Member Orton inquired about Camco’s inventory levels. Mr. Staheli advised he has seen Unisource’s warehouse in Las Vegas, and Camco has the ability to pull from a warehouse larger than Unisource’s. City Manager Gary Esplin suggested the matter be tabled until the Purchasing Agent and Mr. Montoya can meet with Camco and make sure any concerns have been remedied while still meeting the low bid. A motion was made by Council Member Allen to table award of this bid per the recommendation of the City Manager. The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen advised she would check with Unisource on a price to purchase the dispensers. Mr. Staheli advised he thought the City had already purchased the dispensers. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Orton - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for the1650 West drainage project. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen presented eight bids received: St. George City Council Minutes May 17, 2001 Page Three Cenco, Inc. $28,969.98 Dennett Construction $32,470 L&M General Engineering $32,661 A-T Asphalt $34,223 Orton Excavating $36,743.22 Interstate Rock Products $40,638.69 Bud Mahas Construction $40,713.80 Samcor Construction $44,871 She recommended award to the low bidder, Cenco, Inc., in the amount of $28,969.98. A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott and seconded by Council Member Orton to award the bid to the low bidder, Cenco, Inc. in the amount of $28,969.98. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Gardner - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for the construction of the Bloomington Ranches special improvement district. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen presented five bids received: Sunroc $628,598.50 John Orton Exc. $616,647.56 Quality Exc. $637,125.70 P.C.I. $598,582 Interstate Rock $625,628.80 She recommended award to the low bidder, P.C.I., in the amount of $598,582. The estimated starting date is within 30 days, with completion anticipated in August to mid-September. A motion was made by Council Member Orton and seconded by Council Member Gardner to award the bid to the low bidder, P.C.I., in the amount of $598,582. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for the Gunlock well field pipeline project. This item was tabled. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for the liability insurance policies for the City. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that in the past the City has rebid its liability insurance every three years. He invited the City’s liability insurance consultant, Darrell Childs from Olympus Insurance, to explain the bids received. Mr. Childs advised the City submitted requests for bids to 10 different carriers but only received four bids. The best bid was received from Royal Insurance to St. George City Council Minutes May 17, 2001 Page Four cover the City’s physical facilities, with a significant adjustment in the property schedule. A review of the City’s facilities is performed every three years to make sure they are insured for the present replacement value. For boiler machinery insurance adjunct to the property insurance, a re-calculation in the schedule to reflect the new increase limit was made. This coverage would pertain to all boilers and mechanical apparatus within all facilities. The primary area of exposure is the Electrical Department and Water Treatment Plant. A review of the City’s present airport liability coverage indicates a significant increase is needed in the limits, and the present limit of $10,000,000 per occurrence is not adequate. He recommended continuance of the City’s excess liability insurance with the present limit of $10,000,000 per occurrence. He summarized by recommending Royal Insurance for the City’s property liability insurance, Chubb for boiler and machinery liability, Old Republic for the airport liability policy, and Royal Insurance for excess liability insurance. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that this year’s liability insurance market has tightened. Mr. Childs commented this was the reason many carriers did not respond to the City’s request for bids. Mr. Esplin recommended that the airport liability coverage limit be increased from $10,000,000 to $100,000,000 due to increased activity at the airport. Council Member Orton inquired if all the recommended bid awardees were rated Triple A. Mr. Childs responded that they were. He explained that the excess liability policy deals with City operations and encompasses the Police Department, public officials, administrative staff, and the general liability policy involves facilities, parks, power department and auto liability. Council Member Orton inquired if coverage for outside interests using City facilities for City-sponsored events was reviewed. Mr. Childs replied this policy was primarily designed to cover insurance interests of the City’s facilities and operations. City Attorney Jonathan Wright explained the City requires a certificate of insurance from third parties using City facilities. Council Member Gardner inquired of Mr. Esplin if he felt the increased limit to $100,000,000 per occurrence at the airport was necessary. Mr. Esplin replied that it was absolutely necessary to limit the City’s exposure and is an unfortunate part of doing business. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Orton to award the City’s liability insurance policies as follows: Property liability coverage to Royal Insurance Boiler and Machinery liability coverage to Chubb Airport liability coverage to Old Republic Excess liability coverage to Royal Insurance Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: St. George City Council Minutes May 17, 2001 Page Five Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Allen - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. RESOLUTION ABANDONING EASEMENTS: Consider approval of a resolution abandoning easements between Lots 165 and 166 and between Lots 166 and 167 of Shadow Mountain Subdivision Phase III. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that in order to accommodate an encroachment by one of the neighbors, the applicant is requesting an adjustment of the lot lines between two lots, and will provide the City with appropriate easements. Staff has reviewed the request and recommends its approval. A motion was made by Council Member Allen and seconded by Council Member Whatcott to approve the resolution abandoning the easements as requested. Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Gardner - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. SET PUBLIC HEARINGS: Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held May 8, 2001, recommended public hearings be set for June 21, 2001 at 5:00 p.m. to consider the following items: 1. An amendment to the PD Commercial zone located north of Brigham Road on Pioneer Road for a fueling station. Felipe T de la Garza, representing TESORO Fueling Station, applicant. 2. A zone change from R-1-8 to R-2 on 8,184 sq. ft. on the north side of Diagonal at 600 North. Rebecca Stucki, representing Habitat for Humanity, applicant. 3. An amendment to the Zoning Ordinance regarding the number of occupants in a dwelling unit for off-campus student housing. City of St. George initiated. A motion was made by Council Member Orton and seconded by Council Member Allen to set the public hearings as recommended by the Planning Commission. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Gardner - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. FINAL PLAT: Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held May 8, 2001 recommended approval of the final plat for Bellsera Townhomes at Sunbrook Phase I. Norm Olsen, applicant. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Whatcott to approve the final plat and authorize the Mayor to sign it. St. George City Council Minutes May 17, 2001 Page Six Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Orton - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. FINAL PLAT: Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held May 8, 2001, recommended approval of the final plat for Sunrise Ridge Subdivision Phase III. Gorm Klungervik, applicant. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Whatcott to approve the final plat as recommended by the Planning Commission and authorize the Mayor to sign it. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Allen - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. FINAL PLAT: Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held May 8, 2001, recommended approval of the final plat for Sun River 2B Amended and Extended. Darcy Stewart, applicant. A motion was made by Council Member Allen and seconded by Council Member Orton to approve the final plat as recommended by the Planning Commission and authorize the Mayor to sign it. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Gardner - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PRELIMINARY PLAT: Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held May 8, 2001, recommended approval of the preliminary plat for The Knolls at Little Valley. He explained that the project is proposed to be developed in three phases. There are 51.2 acres creating an overall density of 2.01 dwelling units per acre with 2.28 acres designated as open space for future road alignment and because of the flood plain. The Master Land Use Plan designates the area as Low Density Residential with up to four dwelling units per acre. The applicant proposes a 50’ right of way for Knolls Drive with a 4’ planter and 35’ asphalt width. There will be 5’ sidewalks on both sides of the right of way in the private property. The sidewalks will be dedicated as easements to meet the 60’ right of way requirement. In order to use the alternative road cross-section, the applicants will have a 30’ front yard setback area for homes along Knoll Drive. Kevin Ence is the applicant. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Whatcott to approve the preliminary plat as recommended by the Planning Commission. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Orton - aye St. George City Council Minutes May 17, 2001 Page Seven Council Member Allen - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. LOT SPLIT: Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held May 8, 2001, recommended approval of a lot split on 300 North in an R-2 zone subject to the utilities and drainage easement document being signed by the land owners for dedication. There are two dwelling units on the parcel. Parcel A (29 East 300 North) will consist of 10,347 sq. ft. and Parcel B (45 East 300 North) will have 9,011 sq. ft. Brian Hickman is the agent for William Baker, applicant. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Allen to approve the lot split subject to the recommendations of the Planning Commission. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT: Consider a request for approval of a conditional use permit for an accessory building that exceeds 15 feet in height at 747 West Bridgepoint Way. Troy Ence, applicant. Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that the applicant’s home is located in the new Pointe West Subdivision, and has a detached garage because it is located within the erosion hazard area. The home, however, is outside of the erosion hazard area. The applicant is requesting additional height for the garage to allow uniformity of the two buildings. The Planning Commission recommended approval. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Orton to approve the conditional use permit as recommended by the Planning Commission. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT: Consider a request for approval of a conditional use permit for a transmission line for Dixie Escalante Rural Electric Association on 3000 East in the Little Valley area. City Manager Gary Esplin advised this matter was tabled from the last City Council meeting agenda so that a field trip to the site could be made. The site visit was held today before the meeting. The applicants request permission to move a 69 kV line from the west side of 3000 East and construct a new line on the east side of 3000 East. Any change in the location of a 69 kV line requires a conditional use permit. Council Member Gardner commented he could not see getting rid of the ditch, and it should remain to solve drainage issues. He made a motion that the line be moved to the east side of the road but to the west side of the ditch. The motion died for lack of a second. St. George City Council Minutes May 17, 2001 Page Eight Council Member Orton commented that moving the easement to the west side of the road as it turns may create a problem, but moving the easement to the east side of the road gives more latitude. A portion of the ditch could be covered and a culvert installed. Mayor McArthur commented that whether the ditch is covered or not, it will remain in place in one form or another. A major water line from Quail Creek runs parallel to the ditch on the west side of the bank, and there may be a chance of losing that line because the bank is sloughing off. He requested that the Water Department inspect the line in this area. Don Rawlings advised he did not want the power line on the east side of the ditch. Council Member Gardner inquired how far away the line would have to be placed to not interfere with the water line from Quail Creek, and if changing the alignment from the west bank to the east bank would create alignment problems further down the line. Steve Crosby representing Dixie REA advised that as designed right now, if the line were to remain on the east side of the road, a self-supporting structure would have to be used which would require a larger footing. City Manager Gary Esplin advised if the line were located on the east side of the ditch, one pole would be located on the Starlings’ property and three on the Rawlings’ property. Council Member Whatcott advised it was his opinion the line should be located on the east side of the road on the east side of the ditch. He commented that originally Dixie REA requested a conditional use permit which would be at no cost to the City. Now, however, if the line is left on the west side of the road or on the west side of the ditch, the City will incur cost. Placement of the line on the west side of the ditch may limit roadway options in the future. Council Member Gardner commented that as the road improves, it will have to go west in any event, and placement of the line on the west side of the ditch would not decrease any options for road width and the City will still have the cost of covering the ditch. Council Member Whatcott replied that if the poles are moved to the east side of the ditch more road design options are provided. Mr. Crosby explained if the City were taken out of the equation and the power line were installed on the west side of the canal, 100% of the property owners will be happy. Dixie REA will install the line wherever the City recommends, however, as it is staked now, two out of 13 property owners are unhappy. Mayor McArthur inquired if there was anyone present from the Water Department to answer the question of how close the water line from Quail Creek was to the ditch in question. There was no one present from the Water Department. He inquired of Mr. Crosby how close a pole would be located to the pressurized water line. Mr. Crosby replied he did not want to locate a pole very close to the water line. Test holes were dug 42-48’ deep before bedrock was hit. Engineering Associated Roger Bundy explained that location of the line on the west side of the ditch would limit road design options in t he future. For that reason he recommended placement of the line on the east side of the ditch. Council Member Orton advised it appeared the City Council all preferred location of the line on the east side of the road, but he would like to see location of the line on the west side of the ditch if it could be made to work. St. George City Council Minutes May 17, 2001 Page Nine Council Member Gardner commented that what is best for the City down the road should be done, but a solution can be had which is a win-win for the property owners and the City. Placement of the line should accommodate the property owners. Council Member Whatcott inquired if one pole could be placed on the east side of the ditch with the rest placed on the west side of the ditch. Mr. Crosby explained that the top of the pole on the east will try to line up with the rest of the poles and would lean because of the conductor strand. Mr. Rawlings commented the power pole could be moved as much as 10-15 feet but it would then be close to the edge of the water. He suggested placing the poles on the east side of the road on the west side of the ditch. Council Member Gardner commented that the ditch is the defining line for the road, not the power line. Council Member Allen commented placement of the poles on the west side of the street would negatively affect property owners who have already developed. Council Member Orton commented that 3000 East already has many power poles. He inquired of Dixie REA if the poles were placed on the west side of the ditch, would they change the alignment of other 15 already approved. Mr. Crosby replied if the City wanted the poles located on the west side of the ditch, the City would have to give an easement as they would be placed on a dedicated City road. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that Mrs. Starling indicated she is not opposed to placement on the poles on the east side of the street but on the west side of the ditch. Council Member Gardner stated he would add to his previous motion inclusion of a right-of-way easement. The motion died for lack of a second. Council Member Orton expressed concern that the Water Department would not approve a pole that close to a pressurized water line. Council Member Allen advised that the pressurized water line adjacent to Mr. Rawlings’ property was exposed last spring. A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott and seconded by Council Member Orton to approve the conditional use permit with placement on the poles on the east side of the road on the east side of the ditch. Virginia Starling asked that the motion include a stipulation that the line could be located on the west side of the ditch if agreed to by the Water Department. Council Member Orton advised he would also like to make sure the road would fit if the entire line were placed on the west side of the ditch. Public Works Director Larry Bulloch commented the real question is what will happen to the ditch and where it should be placed in respect to other improvements. Council Member Gardner advised that the 3000 East location has tail and subsurface water that cannot be solved by piping the drainage ditch in that area. Mr. Bulloch replied it could be mitigated with subterranean drainage. City Manager Gary Esplin stated that if the poles are placed on the west side of the ditch, the ditch will be in the front yards when the property is developed. If the poles are placed on the east side of the ditch, then that becomes the edge St. George City Council Minutes May 17, 2001 Page Ten of the right-of-way and the ditch is still within the City right-of-way and can be piped at some point in the future if needed. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Gardner - no The motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/GENERAL PLAN LAND USE MAP AMENDMENT BY ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider approval of an amendment to the General Plan Land Use Map designation from Medium Density Residential and Commercial to Commercial and Open Space designation for commercial development along Riverside Drive and for parks, trails, water sports, and a dinosaur park along the river located between Mall Drive and 2450 East on the south side of Riverside Drive. Paul Jensen, applicant. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained the subject property is the Johnson farm property and consists of 63 acres. Millcreek High School, an LDS Church under construction, and the dinosaur quarry are all nearby, with a City park across the street. The current General Plan shows the area as medium density residential, but the applicant prefers a commercial use and business park on the back side with the road to be single loaded adjacent to the park along the flood plain area. One concern discussed at the Planning Commission meeting was that Riverside Drive not become a commercial strip area. However, the applicant is requesting a general commercial designation. Staff suggests this commercial use be defined more as professional office, with the back part being used for a business park. The Planning Commission recommended approval of the request, but there was some confusion about what the applicant’s request was. Staff is concerned that general commercial means retail, and the use should be defined as professional office. Mayor McArthur inquired if this change in designation would affect the value of any property when purchased for a monument. Mr. Jensen replied that it would not, as the matter has already been discussed and the area defined on a map. City Manager Gary Esplin commented a price has been agreed on to protect the site, but if river front property is affected, this would require another valuation. Mr. Jensen explained he would like to keep the monument site as small as possible, and the museum is now being designed. The change to the Master Plan will still accommodate development and will enhance the area if done properly. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he then closed the public hearing and called for comments. Council Member Gardner expressed surprise that the applicant wanted a commercial designation in addition to the business park. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that professional offices and a business park might attract high tech industries with its campus-like setting along the river, and this might be preferable to homes surrounded by commercial development. Mr. Jensen expressed agreement with a professional office designation rather than general commercial, but stated he hoped that as time progressed, there would be flexibility in some of the uses. St. George City Council Minutes May 17, 2001 Page Eleven A motion was made by Council Member Orton and seconded by Council Member Allen to approve an ordinance amending the General Plan Land Use Map designation from medium density residential and commercial to professional office and open space for commercial development along Riverside Drive and for parks, trails, water sports, and a dinosaur park along the river located between Mall Drive and 2450 East on the south side of Riverside Drive. 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 The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/AMEND MASTER ROAD PLAN BY ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider a request for approval of an amendment to the Road Master Plan to remove a small portion of 2060 East Street to accommodate a new Washington County School District intermediate school. Washington County School District, applicant. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained this was a housekeeping item. The School District recently purchased property for an intermediate school and requests that a small portion of 2060 East Street be deleted and 270 South Street constructed along the northern perimeter of the property to tie 2650 East to Mall Drive. Staff sees the proposal as workable and recommends its approval. The Planning Commission, at its meeting held May 8, 2001, recommended approval. The site plan, however, is three to four years away. Access off Mall Drive will be discouraged and will be from 270 South Street. Phil Williams, representing the School District, explained the parking lot was originally planned to be accessed from Mall Drive, but all bus parking will now access off 270 South Street. The front of the school will face south, and a front presence to the building is needed, so minimal visitor parking will be provided in the front of the school to be accessed from Mall Drive. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing and called for a motion. Council Member Whatcott questioned why the School District was requesting the road be deleted now if construction is not planned for years. Brent Gardner replied that originally 2060 East was planned for the present Mall Drive alignment, but since construction of Mall Drive, there is really not a need for it. 2060 East will still connect with Mall Drive through 270 South Street. City Manager Gary Esplin explained the School District was concerned about actions of future City Councils and wanted action before they closed on the property. Phil Williams explained the School District was trying to deal with all issues as early as possible. If the road cannot be deleted, the property is of no value to the School District. A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott and seconded by Council Member Orton to approve by ordinance the amendment to the Road Master Plan as recommended by the Planning Commission. Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Allen - aye St. George City Council Minutes May 17, 2001 Page Twelve The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. RECOGNIZE CITY MANAGER: Mayor McArthur recognized City Manager Gary Esplin for serving 25 years as the City’s Manager and expressed appreciation for his great insight in managing the City. PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE BY ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider approval of a zone change from R-1-10 Single Family Residential to PD Planned Development Residential for a townhouse development on 5.23 acres of property located south of Riverside Drive on 2450 East Street. Tim Izatt, applicant. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained the requested zone change is for property located on both sides of the 2450 South extension. Part of the project abuts the Riviera Palms project and the other part is south of the church under construction along the loop road. There are 48 units on 5.2 acres for a density of 9.1 units per acre. The General Plan indicates medium density residential for the area, and this project falls within the framework of the General Plan. Two story units are proposed, and they will be brick and stucco with tile roofs. Staff will work with the applicant to provide some kind of privacy wall. More parking has been provided than required by the ordinance. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he then closed the public hearing and called for a motion. A motion was made by Council Member Allen and seconded by Council Member Gardner to approve by ordinance the requested zone change. Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/AMEND PD BY ORDINANCE/PRELIMINARY PLAT: Public hearing to consider approval to amend a portion of a PD Planned Development on .5 acre for Phase III of the Canyon View at Laurelwood project located at 100 North Valley View Drive. Bob Bergen, applicant. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that this phase will finish the project which was originally approved in 1985. Four dwelling units are proposed in the final phase, all single level. The Planning Commission recommended approval, and also recommended approval of the preliminary plat for the same project. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he then closed the public hearing and called for a motion. A motion was made by Council Member Orton and seconded by Council Member Whatcott to approve by ordinance the amendment to the PD as recommended by the Planning Commission. Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Gardner - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. St. George City Council Minutes May 17, 2001 Page Thirteen A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott and seconded by Council Member Gardner to approve the preliminary plat as recommended by the Planning Commission. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Orton - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT: Consider a request for approval of a conditional use permit to convert an existing commercial building to an auto broker business as 1250 West Sunset Blvd. Mike Swapp, applicant. Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised the applicant desires an office for an auto broker business. The applicant will take requests for vehicles, purchase them at auctions and bring them back for his customers. Drive-by visibility is not needed. Mike Swapp, applicant, advised he wants to operate this side business mainly for family and friends but occasionally for the public. There will not be a great volume of cars. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Whatcott to approve the conditional use permit as requested for up to ten cars. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT: Consider a request for approval of a conditional use permit to convert an existing commercial building to a used car sales lot at 1515 West Sunset Blvd. Rick Gilbert, applicant. Associate Planner Mark Bradley explained the applicant is proposing to convert the former Frostop restaurant to a car sales lot. The Planning Commission recommended approval subject to: (1) complying with the landscape requirement; (2) providing street trees every 30-40 feet as required by the Urban Forestry Program; (3) meeting parking and setback requirements; and (4) replacing the existing sign with a monument sign. Mayor McArthur advised that monument signs are not required, and inquired why this condition was placed on the applicant’s request. Mr. Bradley replied the Planning Commission felt this request was an appropriate place to start. City Attorney Jonathan Wright advised the sign must be changed, but there is no requirement that it be a monument sign. Council Member Allen explained that discussions have been had with the Chamber Community Action Committee and Sign Board about monument signs and the changes that are forthcoming. However, she did not feel comfortable imposing the requirement for a monument sign when the issue had not been discussed publicly and public input received. Council Member Gardner commented the requirement for a monument sign seemed arbitrary. Mr. Bradley advised that no matter what kind of sign is installed, a sign permit will be needed by the applicant. A motion was made by Council Member Orton to approve the conditional use permit as recommended by the Planning Commission with the exclusion of the St. George City Council Minutes May 17, 2001 Page Fourteen requirement for the monument sign. 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 Gardner - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. CONTRACT FOR VOLUNTEER SERVICES: Consider approval of a contract for volunteer services with the Volunteer Center of St. George. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that a recent Supreme Court decision makes it unlawful for a governmental entity to make a charitable contribution without receiving benefit of equal value. The Volunteer Center provides volunteers for City events, and the City Attorney has drafted an agreement in conformance with all applicable laws. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Whatcott to approve the contract in the amount of $7,500. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Orton - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. City Manager Gary Esplin advised the Volunteer Center provided $16,000 in services to the City last year. CHA...


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City Council Minutes 09/25/2014:
... arrived. Discussion on Suntran Bus Stop Route Change to Include Doctor Volunteer Clinic – Cameron Cutler Transportation Services Manager Cameron Cutler presented the Council with three different options for altering the current bus route to include a stop near the Doctor’s Volunteer Clinic on Riverside Drive. Council discussed the different options at length and the impact for eliminating selected bus stops on 900 S in order to do this. Council inquired about the possibility of a different route North on Riverside Dr. and Mr. Cutler stated that he would run the route suggested to check for time and ease of use for the driver then return to Council with the results and further discussion. It was mentioned that although certain stops may be eliminated, ridership would almost certainly increase due to the greater need for a stop near the Doctor’s Volunteer Clinic. St. George City Council Minutes September 25, 2014 Page Two Consider Approval of the Sewer System Management Plan – Scott Taylor Wastewater Supervisor Scott Taylor presented Councilmembers with the completed Wastewater Management Plan for review and approval as required by the state. He explained that the plan provides guidelines and maintenance standards for the prevention and handling of possible sewer system overflow. Major contributing factors and causes for possible overflow were discussed along with flooding issues and contractor negligence which has been a factor in recent overflow issues. Council discussed flooding and other wastewater issues with Mr. Taylor at length. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bette Arial to approve the Wastewater System Management Plan as presented. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Gil Almquist. VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Almquist – aye Councilmember Randall – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. City Manager Gary Esplin commended Mr. Taylor and his staff for handing so quickly and efficiently recent issues with flooding and specifically the sinkhole on Sunset where his crews worked diligently around the clock to fix the problem and help alleviate traffic issues. Mayor and Councilmembers also thanked Mr. Taylor and his staff for their diligence and productivity in keeping the City’s system running effectively. Report on Status of SwitchPoint – Matt Loo Community Development Director Matt Loo introduced SwitchPoint Facility Executive Director Carol Hollowell and she addressed the Council with updates in regards to the newly opened SwitchPoint homeless shelter and resource center. Ms. Hollowell noted that there is a grand opening scheduled for October 16th and encouraged all to attend this event. She explained that since they opened August 29th, they have averaged 68 clients a day, placed 9 clients in permanent housing, 23 have found employment and 5 have been reunited with family. She also presented funds/grants that have been secured through private, federal and state sources totaling an estimated $2,407,000.00. Ms. Hollowell then elaborated on meetings with various state department heads that toured the facility and noted that these leaders were impressed with the shelters concept and commended them for their vision in helping the homeless population on improving their situations and helping to provide a more stable environment in which to live. Expenditures were discussed along with estimated donations of time and materials to get the shelter up and running. Volunteer opportunities were also discussed at length along with police support and presence at the facility. Ms. Hollowell also gave several examples of clients whose lives have been significantly improved due to the diligence and relationship building of staff and the programs that they help provide. Mayor Pike expressed his deep appreciation to City Manager Gary Esplin, Community Development Director Matt Loo, and Ms. Hollowell for their exemplary dedication and countless hours in St. George City Council Minutes September 25, 2014 Page Three helping to make this concept a reality for the City and commended their enthusiasm and determination in making it an ideal program for the less fortunate within the city. Presentation on All Abilities Park Plan – Kent Perkins City Manager Gary Esplin introduced the concept of the All Abilities Park which Council has been discussing for quite some time and has been approved for within the current year budget. The initial concept plan that was drawn up by City Park Planners was presented to the Council where they explained that they had taken input from a public meeting they held which included a variety of disabled groups. These groups voted on a concept theme and recreational objects they desired to see included in the park. Given the overall feedback on this, they came up with the theme of “Dinosaurs in a Desert Oasis” with the desired elements of a train, water features, sensory garden and specifically designed play equipment for the disabled children. Cost estimate for the three phases along with potential future enhancements of the park were presented to the Council and discussed at length. Revenue sources were discussed along with potential sources for additional funding through donations and other community volunteer contributions. Council discussed current budget options and it w...


City Council Minutes 07/08/1999:
...he City request proposals and underwrite the design of the park, allow the volunteer group to solicit funds to construct the facility, and establish a holding account within which to deposit the funds received. A motion was made by Councilmember Isom to designate Snow Park as the site for the skateboard park, underwrite design of the park and request proposals, allow the volunteer group to solicit funds, and establish a holding account for funds collected. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Orton, and all voted aye. City Attorney Jonathan Wright reminded that if solicitation is performed in residential neighborhoods, a permit is needed from the City License Officer. APPOINTMENTS: Consider appointments to various boards and commissions of the City. Mayor McArthur recommended appointment of Steve Nelson and Dale Jones to the Shade Tree Board. A motion was made by Councilmember Gardner to appoint Steve Nelson and Dale Jones to the Shade Tree Board. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Whatcott, and all voted aye. REQUEST FOR USE OF GOLF COURSE: Consider a request from United Way for use of City facilities. Vardell Curtis, representing United Way, explained he was seeking support for the United Way kick-off campaign to be held in September. $70,000 was allocated this year in Washington County, which represents 99.8% of all monies collected. He explained that all monies collected remain in Washington County, and that requests totaling $250,000 were received, but there was only $70,000 to allocate. He advised that Jay Don Blake committed to serve as the honorary chairman for the kick-off campaign, and they are requesting use of the Sunbrook Golf Course at no cost to hold a golf tournament. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the City receives at least 20 requests each year for waiver of golf fees, and he calculated it would cost the Golf Course Enterprise Fund $3,000-$5,000 to sponsor the event. He stated a precedent would be set, and to his knowledge, golf fees have never been waived. Discounts have been given, but never a waiver. City Council Minutes July 8, 1999 Page Ten Councilmember Whatcott explained the City?s dilemma is that the Golf Course Enterprise Fund stands on its own, and in order to efficiently operate the courses, revenues must match expenses. He stated that this expense would not be fair to the Golf Department. City Manager Gary Esplin stated that the City receives many requests for free golf from worthy organizations, but the golf course fund cannot afford to lose $3,000 when it is barely making it now. He advised the City donated $7,000 to the United Way last year for the volunteer center. He stated the Cancer Society tournament players were charged the resident punch card fee. Councilmember Gardner inquired it if would be feasible to pay the golf fees out of the General Fund. LK Abbott encouraged the Mayor and City Council to support the United Way?s request. Gil Gillespie, Chairman of the Board for the Volunteer Center, advised the Volunteer Center have performed 100,000 hours of community service, and urg...


City Council Minutes 01/13/2005:
... determine which homes can be reoccupied safely. Two or three cities have volunteered to send inspectors to St. George to help with the workload. Water Services Director Barry Barnum reported that the drinking water is safe. It is being tested every day. Every area where there has been a break has been isolated and there has not been any contamination. Gunlock wells are out of commission, and staff will try to get two wells back on this weekend and are working on this right now. The rest will have to be inspected to see how quickly they can be brought back up. It is hoped they will be back up and running within the next two weeks. The City is currently using Snow Canyon water, spring water, and Millcreek well water, and is holding its own. The tanks in Snow Canyon are starting to gain, but everyone is being asked to conserve. Some of the homes in the Green Valley area are being served by fire hoses hooked to the hydrants, but all have water. The sewer system plant has taken on thousands of tons of mud. Staff has been successful in clearing a couple of headworks chambers and the sewer plant is running and doing okay. There will be much recovery to do, but the plant is operational. The rest of the system did not fare so well such as the distribution system under the I-15 bridge. Quality Excavation is working on it right now. Also, at Mathis Park a significant portion of the 36" outfall line disappeared. Work will begin on this in the morning. Staff is working with the property owner to restore a sewer line in the area by Blue Duck Lane. Many property owners in this area lost a significant portion of their properties and the City will have to run sewer lines in places where they were not before along the fronts of the lots. They would like to get some rocks, trucks and contractors and build a berm to backfill their property, restore it, and put the sewer line in the original location. Staff will have to see how the State feels about this, and they will be down to take a tour. There was another break at the Tonaquint bridge. A meeting will be held on this tomorrow. There are three places where raw sewage is going into the river. Scott Taylor reported that staff has gone to Gunlock to try and remove debris from the spillway. A section of the Quail Creek line has been exposed and will have to be filled in. Matt Loo reported that eight holes were lost in the front nine of Southgate, along with the water pump. The repair process will take eight months to one year once it can be figured out what to do with the channel. In Sunbrook one and maybe two greens were damaged and are being redesigned, along with the Woodbridge nine. It is hoped that approval can be obtained to do a temporary nine and 27 holes at Sunbrook by Tuesday. Several bridges were lost. Contractors are ready to help out. Energy Services Director Phil Solomon reported that power has been restored to everyone. Staff is in the process of energizing the Gunlock line to five wells. There is damage at the Southgate substation. One of the main circuits will have to be repaired and rebuilt. This morning one of the substations hit its loading limits and crews were out to shift the load to other substations. The Valley View crossing will have be repaired. At Gunlock only one pole was lost, along with 5000 feet of underground conductor to the hydro and well 11. The hydro is now off line and well 11 will be back in business soon. A 69 KV pole at the Dixie Center has eroded, but he advised that he designed the caisson and it is 35' into the ground to bedrock and is fine. Staff will come back after the river has receded and pack road base around it. Mayor McAthur arrived. Marc Mortensen advised that eight cities have called to offer their support and assistance, if needed. Fire Chief Robert Stoker reported that his department?s main concern has been inspecting homes, moving people back into their homes, or getting their belongings out. Homes which have been damaged along the Santa Clara River have been tagged with green, yellow or red tags. The Police Department has been great about keeping people out of the neighborhoods which have been damaged as the displaced residents are concerned about the security of their homes. Staff has helped move people move from the homes which are unsafe and were red-tagged. It has been hard to keep residents out of their own homes, but it is for their own safety. Larry Bulloch advised that City staff will go house by house as a team and look at the status of each home, advising residents whether they can enter the home or not. Carol Sapp advised that her son lost his home, and she thanked the Fire Department and City staff for their assistance. Mayor McArthur advised it was important to keep track of volunteer time. Volunteer names and the amount of time they spent helping was needed. Council Member Orton advised that LDS stakes have become involved and will provide a list of volunteer names and the number of hours worked. He asked the media to help in this endeavor by advising the public that they should call in with their names and the time volunteered. Council Member Allen commented that neighbors on Indian Hills expressed appreciation for the kindness extended to them by the Police Department. Phil Peterson explained that the FEMA process has begun and he has been working to develop more details on damage estimates. Arrangements have been made with Public Works, Water, Wastewater, Parks and Trails to have an individual travel around with FEMA representatives and answer any questions they may have. Customer service representatives have been helping to find places for the displaced residents to live, and the rules normally followed with regard to deposits, etc. have been relaxed for those displaced from their homes. Police Chief Marlon Stratton reported that he has been running double shifts, focusing on residential and danger areas. It has been comforting for the neighborhoods to know that there are officers stationed on the street to protect their property and answer questions. The department will continue to operate at that level until residents can get back into their homes. The emergency operation center will continue to be operated through tomorrow, but the department provide numbers to City department staff to help citizens with answers to their questions and make sure they get the help their need. Emergency Operations Planner, Hal Carlson, will be working with Marc Mortensen and Shawn Guzman and the Finance Department to deal with whatever needs the citizens may have. Marc Mortensen inquired who was going to oversee and facilitate a clean-up effort. He stated that a structure was needed for the recovery process, and asked if that had been addressed or would be addressed in the near future. Police Chief Stratton replied that the EOC would oversee clean-up efforts. Mayor McArthur advised that the EOC needed to be kept operational as long as there were calls. Marc Mortensen complimented all City departments, specifically the Police Department and Craig Harding, on the professional manner in which the emergency was handled. He explained that Cory Frost is working with Craig Harding and Hal Carlson to develop a web page with recovery effort information. Council Member Allen inquired where citizens could turn in found items. Police Chief Stratton replied that they should be turned into the Police Department, who would then make sure the items were returned to their owners. City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised that he tentatively scheduled a meeting with certain members of the AOPC who have been affected by the disaster. Energy Services Director Phil Solomon suggested that a committee be formed to deal with specific flood issues. Mayor McArthur reported that UDOT will be sending people down to help with the emergency fund process, and said that they would streamline the process for the City. Red Rock Waste has donated dumpsters which they will haul to the landfill at no charge. Marc Mortensen advised that dumpsters would be in place tomorrow, and he would work with the Fire Department on their placement. Carol Sapp advised that the Parade of Homes would continue as planned, and all of the homes are okay. Council Member Orton reported that Bryce Christensen saved Bloomington and Jason Rogers saved the Dixie Drive bridge. He also thanked Quality Excavation for their assistance. Mayor McArthur commented that the City has discussed helping families of soldiers serving in Iraq by giving them a $75 discount on their utility bills, and perhaps this could be done for those families who have lost their homes. Phil Peterson advised that he would create an application for this purpose. ADJOURN TO EXECUTIVE SESSION: MOTION: A motion to adjourn to an executive session to discuss pending litigation was made by Council Member Gardner SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Bunker - aye Council Member Orton - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. RECONVENE: MOTION: A motion to reconvene was made by Council Member Whatcott. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Gardner. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. DISCUSSION RE FLOOD DAMAGE (CONTINUED): City Attorney Shawn Guzman commented that staff did the best they could under the circumstances and they regret not being able to save everyone?s homes. Mayor McArthur advised that Ron Thompson indicates that February and March are the wettest months of the year, and there is a possibility of more rain. He advised that a press conference with FEMA and the State was held last night. At the meeting FEMA explained that for public restoration it can offer 75% reimbursement of funds expended, plus volunteer expense within the first 48 hours after the event can count towar...


City Council Minutes 05/21/2002:
... time people to staff a new fire house on the west side of town and 20 new volunteers for various stations. He indicated he approved1 new fulltime position and 15 new volunteers. He told the Chief as long as there are people willing to volunteer; the City needs to let them because it keeps the community spirit going. The new fulltime position will be an Administrative Captain in charge of training. He explained the ride along program, which pays for volunteers to fill in for sifts when the full time personnel is short, has been very successful. Council Member Orton asked if there are adequate numbers of people on the volunteer list waiting line. Does the City maintain its fire rating status with this approach? City Manger Esplin indicated the insurance fire rating status has gone down, which is good. The department does get deductions on some things, such as not having the amount of ladder trucks recommended. He explained the only station that has a problem is the downtown one. There are no residences in that area so there are only 2 or 3 people that respond from that station. Council Member Orton asked if that is taken into consideration when adding volunteers? City Manager Esplin indicated it is. There are approximately 10 volunteers for each station. Mayor McArthur indicated there is a bill in the legislature to make anything that happens health wise after a fireman retires considered as work related. All incidents would fall under workers compensation, which could significantly affect workers compensation. City Manager Esplin explained those involved in the fire business have established a standard mandating the number of people in the vehicle before it can respond to a call. If the vehicle leaves and there is a problem, that standard will be used if it goes to court. He indicated the City has bypassed the regulation in the past because the fire department is part volunteer. The fire unions are primarily the group behind this issue because of job security. The fire department is proposing a new building in the Dixie Downs area and a new fire truck. Part of the new building will be a communications center. It will be a shell that won't be equipped right now. This would be a back up communications facility. Council Member Whatcott noted the personnel number in the Community Development Department went down. He asked if that is because Joe Empy has not been replaced? City Manager Esplin indicated it is an error as the position is being advertised at this time. The airport manager in the past has been part of the Community Development budget. The new airport manager will be part of the Public Works Department. The new airport manager will be on board June 3, 2002. He is from Cody Wyoming, has a degree in aeronautics from Denver and worked at the Denver Airport for a while. Jack Jeppson, the current manager, has been told he will move back into the building inspector position. Mr. Jeppson didn't meet the minimums requirements established for the position. Council Member Allen asked about the status Shanna Buehler. City Manger Esplin indicated Ms. Buehler has done a really good job. However, her husband is in bad health and she needs care for him. The City would like to keep her, so the department is considering hiring 2 part time people do fill in while Ms. Buehler's husband is ill so she can return to her job at a later date. City Manger Esplin explained the only new position in the Public Works Department is the new airport manager, which is now a full time position in that department. He is hoping the new airport manager will be able to take over some of the work done by the consultant. That would reduce consulting costs, which are about $240 per hour. The federal government is paying 90% of the consultant's fees, but Mr. Bullock has been told that the consultant should be used less. City Manager Esplin indicated in the Leisure Services Department budget there are 2 new positions for the Parks Department. The City has taken on several new parks and trails that have necessitated the need for the new positions. Parks Superintendent Scott has documented the cost to maintain common landscape areas on 66' wide streets at $9,000 per lot for 50 years of maintenance. Mr. Esplin suggested homeowner associations maintain right of ways as the City can't afford the maintenance costs. A new division called the Marathon has been created to better determine the cost of running the event. Council Member Allen suggested getting a volunteer program going to maintain the landscape areas on the 66' wid...


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...ent features a St. George history lesson from the Historic St. George LIVE volunteers.  This entertaining presentation dovetails nicely with the Utah History that 4th graders are learning in their classrooms.  As curricula in this country focuses more and more on common core subjects of reading and math, many regard art education to be a luxury.  However, research has shown that creative activities and exposure to visual aesthetics are important building blocks of child development.  Improvements in motor skills, language development, decision making, inventiveness and cultural awareness have been attributed to the exposure to art and creativity in early education. The St. George Art Museum is always looking for more volunteer docents.  If you are interested please fill out an applicati...


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City Council Minutes 05/03/2007:
...Doxie advised that the name of the clinic has been changed to the Doctors? Volunteer Clinic in order to be more accurate, as the clinic is not a government hand-out clinic, but a volunteer community clinic. Dr. Doxie explained that the clinic targets patients without health insurance and is staffed mostly by retired physicians. The clinic provides medical, dental and emotional health care services and is supported annually by donations and charities. Dr. Lambert explained that the clinic has one full-time and two part-time employees who do clerical work. Seven doctors, five dentists, and six nurses all volunteer their time. Last year the clinic saw 7,000 patients, 98% of whom ...


City Council Minutes 11/18/2010:
... protection for males within the last year. They introduced Bill Austin, a volunteer, and advised that he and another volunteer contributed 279 volunteer hours within the past ten months. Mayor McArthur advised that volunteers are needed to set up and clean up for the free Christmas dinner ...


City Council Minutes 06/12/2014:
...ontinued with the powerpoint covering the following topics: Friends fo the Volunteer Center (501.c3) and Progress in 10 days. She thanked the many partners that have come on board including, but not limited to, the Utah Food Bank, Department of Workforce Services, Five County Association and the LDS Community. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that the intake process is intriguing. St. George City Council Minutes June 12, 2014 Page Four Ms. Hollowell explained that clients will be given color coded cards with specific time slots. Ed baca inquired how the center will be keeping families together when space is limited. Ms. Hollowell stated that she does not feel that they will run out of space because they will try to get clients in and out. The process of getting people permanently housed will help the flow. The support team will be hired within the next 3-4 weeks. Sherri Dial stated that Ms. Hollowell has been spending the last three years helping homeless people find homes. Ms. Holloway explained that she did a point in time count and since February 3, 2014, 135 people have been housed. They try to help the clients get housing on their own. She stated the center already has a basketball court, a sand volleyball court, a track around the property and plenty of room for a nice garden. The play set is an outdoor play set which was received through a grant. There have been numerous volunteers assisting with remodeling and there will be plenty of volunteer opportunities in the future. She mentioned a backpack program for kids who are hungry and do not have enough food for the weekend. SUHBA has committed to donating labor hours to remodel the center. They will partner with the Senior Center to have a senior day at the food pantry. Having everything under one roof helps the person who has given up a better chance to get help. Looking forward, there can be dynamic changes, but by forcing the client to take action on their own, it will help them to stay of their feet. Clients will not be charged a fee to stay in the shelter, but they will have to do chores and keep up their action plan. She is working on applying for several grants. She has contacted Dixie State University, who will have a mobile dental van come to the center twice a year. Councilmember Pro Tem Almquist inquired if this presentation can be taken to the other shelter in town to see where they may fit in. Ms. Dial stated that they had contacted the Dixie Care & Share Board, they are still deciding how their mission will fit together with the center. Councilmember Randall commented that she mentioned to Mayor Pike regarding having a bus stop closer to the Doctors Volunteer Clinic. City Manager Gary Esplin stated that staff is looki...


City Council Minutes 10/19/2006:
...long the bottom of the backyard. Neighbors expressed concern about parent volunteers not having credentials and qualifications to be in the preschool, but parents do not need credentials to volunteer at schools. As far as traffic concerns, it was suggested at the Planning Commission meeting that she would stand at the end of the grass and take the child out to the parent so that any traffic generated would only be there for a few minutes during the sessions. Council Member Bunker inquired if Mrs. Mace if she or a parent volunteer would escort the children out of the car and walk them down to the preschool. If this were the case, it might create a bottleneck. Mrs. Mace replied that in her opinion as a certified teacher, she has dealt with a lot more than 12 children at one time and does not see that as an impossibility to control. Council Member Bunker commented that the access for the children was gravel. She inquired if there was a drop-off between the boulders and the next property. Mrs. Mace replied that there would be grass between the boulders and the wall. Mayor McArthur advised that he had a list of those wishing to speak in opposition to the request, and he requested that they limit their remarks to three minute each. Charles Thompson advised the Mayor that he had no authority to limit remarks to three minutes. He distributed binders of information to the Mayor and Council and commented that he objected to the time limitation. He advised that some of the neighbors have the impression that the City is in favor of the request and will approve it. There is a lot of anger in the neighborhood over the fact that for the past two years the Maces have been nightmare neighbors and seem to be without the ability or background to understand neighborhood responsibilities, and obeying laws and codes never enter their minds. He stated that whatever condition the City Council imposes, they will not live up to it. He stated Mr. Mace told him that he intends to build up his business and quit working. In addition to their laser engraver, their woodworking business fills three garages, and that is why none of their cars are stored in the garages. When the garage doors are open you can hear the machines and buzz saws. He stated St. George City Council Minutes October 19, 2006 Page Six that this was not a hobby and is a problem for the neighborhood. Their front yard has been a junk yard and the antique car is a junk car and has been parked for months. David Hunter, an attorney retained by members of the neighborhood because of safety issues, stated there are often six vehicles parked in front of the Mace?s home. This poses a problem when people are dropping off their children. The property is located on a blind corner making it difficult to see, and he expressed concern that a parent might be in a hurry when dropping off his or her child. He stated the neighbors wanted to make sure the neighborhood is kept safe. In addition, the shop poses concerns because of the storage of chemicals and hazardous materials. The garage doors are often up in the summer when Mr. Mace is working in the garage. He inquired if there was a way the children could be monitored and kept from entering the garages and being injured. There is a drop-off below the boulders in the backyard. While the applicant indicates the trampoline will be off-limits, his concern is that it is located next to a block wall that kids have used to walk on. He stated that the applicant indicates that volunteers will be used, but they sometimes can be scary and not reliable. He stated that several photos in the binder indicate ordinance violations. He also expressed concern with what looked like a fuel tank in the back of a truck. Tom Bailey stated that he lived across the street from the applicant. He emphasized that all the issues in the photos have existed for about two years, with no seeming interest in cleaning up the mess. However, now that the Mace?s are coming to the City for a permit, magically things have begun happening. He stated that if the daycare is clean and safe and good for the neighborhood he will not object to it. He stated that he does not object to the pre school per se but wants the City Council to look at the issues raised in the binder. Mayor McArthur inquired of Mr. Bailey if he had reported the problems to code enforcement. Mr. Bailey replied that he had and has had good response from code enforcement. Chandi Wilson commented that she lives across the road and sees the Mace?s dog out. Her main concern is for the school standards. Andrew McKenzie advised that he lives on Navajo Drive and can look into the Mace?s backyard and see their trampoline. He stated that one day a young girl about ten years of age got on the wall and jumped back onto the trampoline, then bounced off the trampoline and barely got away without any serious injuries by falling into the rocks which are nearby. He stated he would not want his young children playing in that environment. He advised that there is at least a five foot drop-off to the wall on the back which adjoins the neighbor?s property. Chris Hunter stated that her children went to preschool in their neighborhood, and it was done exactly the same way the applicant proposes. She stated that she was a parent volunteer and it was a privilege to spend time with her child. She stated ...


Volunteers In Public Safety:
Thank you for your interest in the Volunteers In Public Safety unit of the St George, Utah, Police Department. Below is a brief overview of the requirements for membership, and the activities of the VIPS unit. Minimum requirements:  Be a U.S. Citizen Minimum 21 years of age. Possess a valid Utah driver’s license No felony convictions, nor misdemeanor convictions within the past five years. Pass a drug screen test Pass a background check Pass an oral interview. There are three kinds of volunteer areas within the VIPS unit: Office, Patrol, and Animal Control. A brief description of each follows. Office: Under direction of the VIPS supervisor, wear the uniform and perform fingerprinting services to the general public. Other service may include VIN inspections, “fix it” ticket follow up, and clerical work. Non uniform volunteers will perform computer date entry, filing, and other such duties as assigned by the Supervisor. Patrol: Volunteers who function in the patrol division receive specialized training in civil enforcement such as Handicap Parking regulations, city parking ordinances, subpoena delivery, nuisance referrals to Code Enforcement, investigation of “non reportable “ accidents, school crossing guard substitution, traffic control, and other tasks as assigned. Animal Control: These volunteers work with Animal Control officers, performing office duties as assigned, meeting the public, communicating with officers in the field, and, to some extent work with animals. To begin your volunteer service, please fill in the attached application form. A backgrou...


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City Council Minutes 12/13/2001:
...dressed. He requested that the zone change be denied. Ellen Kinect, a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and a resident of the area, stated she did not foresee any problems with traffic or access onto or off of 500 West and 600 North. She advised there are existing flooding problems, no matter what, every time it rains, and this is a problem in the entire area. She advised that Habitat for Humanity has worked hard to address the drainage issues which may affect the neighborhood. She commented that many of the fears of the adjacent homeowners were unfounded. Ken Ashman inquired where the children would play when so many homes would be squeezed into the area. He commented that if Habitat for Humanity were really concerned about people, they would not squeeze them into a motel-type situation. Gary Kuhlmann advised that he spoke on behalf of 40 homeowners, and the issue was not about Habitat for Humanity or a charitable program for affordable housing, but about a zone change and a neighborhood. The issue is about changing the zone to a higher density and changing the character of a neighborhood. He stated he believed the project violated the General Plan and should not be considered, as the Zoning Ordinance says zoning shall be construed to follow platted lot lines, therefore this zone change is premature without a General Plan amendment. Rezoning to R-2 would violate the General Plan, as well as impact the hillside. In 1988 this property was divided into three lots, and now constitutes an illegal subdivision. The City?s position has always been that an illegal subdivision must be cured before other matters concerning the property can be considered. Habitat for Humanity?s proposal will not cure the problem, but will create another illegal subdivision. If the City allows this zone change and development, it will be contrary to everything the City has historically done. As the present zoning stands, Habitat for Humanity can build ten units. He inquired why this was not enough. If the zone change is granted, it will impact the neighborhood and character of the hillside. However, not all adjacent property owners are against the zone change. Marian Gallian spoke in favor of the zone change at the Planning Commission meeting, and in fact said that she would then rezone her properties to multi-family. He advised that the width of the street is so narrow that trash trucks have to back down the street as there is not enough room to turn around. He urged denial of the zone change. Andy Sherman, a resident of St. George and volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, advised that Habitat for Humanity has built three homes in Santa Clara and had to deal with difficult issues at that time such as slopes, blue clay, pier and stem wall structures, etc., and was still successful in building inexpensive homes affordable by low income people. Habitat for Humanity does not make money by building these homes and sells them on a zero percent interest mortgage with the purpose to make the dream of home ownership possible for all people. It should be the agenda of the City to help all citizens within the community realize that dream. He commented that all issues could be resolved, and Rebecca Stucki addressed every issue with facts. By building 13 units instead of 10, Habitat for Humanity can keep the costs that much lower so the monthly payments will be affordable. He stated that the program would not bring drug addicts and low-lifes into the neighborhood, but quality people who otherwise lack a support system to afford their own home. He urged the City Council to not get distracted by issues of insignificance. St. George City Council Minutes December 13, 2001 Page Twelve Bruce Jenkins, the attorney for Habitat for Humanity, advised that the proposed project was consistent with the character of the neighborhood, and the City Council could not decide the issue on the sole basis of public clamor. Legitimate facts in favor of the project had been presented, and the project will help to relieve congestion and provide a place for vehicles to turn around, as well as provide access to the hillside. The upper property will not be landlocked. The project will be a blended one with townhome and single family residences, not uncommon to St. George. The project is in harmony with the Master Plan, and the illegal subdivision can be cured and all problems cleared up. There being no further public comment, Mayor McArthur closed the public hearing. Fire Chief Robert Stoker commented that the area in general was a real problem. Many of the roads in the area are 25' in width and inaccessible to emergency vehicles when vehicles park on the sides of the road. Some of the curbs in the area have been designated as ?no parking? but this has also become a maintenance issue. He stated that he had not seen the plans for the proposed project and could not specifically comment on them. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that the City has learned from the past about problems with PD-sized streets in these types of developments, whether public or private, and they are an enforcement nightmare. However, the issue before the Council tonight is simply the zone change and that is all it can consider. He commented that the City has shown through its past efforts that it supports Habitat for Humanity through its low income affordable housing program, and has deferred impact fees to help with home ownership. It is also supporting Habitat for Humanity through a grant for use wherever Habitat desires to help with affordable housing. Whether the zone change is right for this area is the issue to be considered. City Attorney Jonathan Wright commented that as to the illegal subdivision, at one point in time three divisions of a parcel of property was allowed, and he was not sure when the division of this property took place. However, before a building permit could be issued for this project, the illegal subdivision would indeed have to be rectified. Ofttimes the City is not aware of an illegal subdivision until the property is developed. As far as the Master Plan, the Planning Commission determined that the zone change request did not require a change in the Master Plan. The City Council would have to look at this and determine whether they believe the zone change request is consistent with the Master Plan, and if not, send the request back through the General Plan amendment process. Council Member Isom commented that if the City Council approves the zone change, deed restrictions could be placed on the property. City Attorney Jonathan Wright advised that deed restrictions cannot be made as part of a zone change. Council Member Isom commented that she felt the petition in opposition to the zone change was signed by many people who simply did not want Habitat for Humanity there. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that traffic, drainage, and off-site improvements will be dealt with as part of the development approval process, but tonight the City Council is simply considering a zone change from R-1-8 to R-2. With regard to drainage, he advised he had not seen anything from staff to verify Rosenberg?s findings, one way or the other. Mayor McArthur advised that the City Council must decide if the zone change is an appropriate change for the area, fits in the area, and fits the Master Plan. St. George City Council Minutes December 13, 2001 Page Thirteen Council Member Allen commented that if the zone change is granted, the area will be vested with R-2 zoning and could be used for other purposes which would not put any more density on the property than being proposed by the applicant. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson advised that R-2 zoning would allow a duplex on 8,000 sq. ft. City Attorney Jonathan Wright pointed out that when looking at the zone change, the City Council is not looking at the proposed project unless it is a PUD. They should consider what the proposed density would do to the area, and what impact the it would have on the neighborhood. Council Member Allen inquired about the maximum density of R-2 zoning on an 8/10 of an acre site. Council Member Gardner commented that the City Council must focus on the zone change and not the proposed plan, and while he appreciated Rebecca Stucki and her staff, he did not believe the neighborhood was opposed to Habitat for Humanity but instead concerned about density issues. As he drove the streets in this area, he recognized what Chief Stoker said about narrow streets, and there is no place to turn around except by encroaching into driveways. City Manager Gary Esplin commented this concern was germane to the zone change question because of the additional density to the area, as were safety concerns. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson replied to Council Member Allen?s question that R-2 zoning would generally allow five duplexes on 8/10 of an acre. Rick Rosenberg replied this was incorrect and only four duplexes would be allowed. Council Member Orton stated that while he was supportive of Habitat for Humanity, the project was not appropriate for the neighborhood. He made a motion to deny the request. The motion was seconded by Council Member Gardner. Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Isom - no The motion carried. Mayor McArthur commented that denial of this request did not preclude Habitat for Humanity from proceeding by meeting the requirements of the zone. He called for a five minutes break. Council Member Gardner and City Attorney Jonathan Wright were temporarily excused from the meeting. Deputy City Attorney Ron Read took his place on the stand. PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider a request for a zone change from OS Open Space on the Bloomington Country Club golf course to R-1-10 Single Family Residential 10,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size on .760 acre on Bloomington Drive West. Don Oborn, applicant. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson advised the subject property is located on the fringe of the golf course. The applicant tentatively proposes three lots. There is a restroom on the subject property, and several residents St. George City Council Minutes December 13, 2001 Page Fourteen have expressed concern that they do not want it in their backyards. There is also concern about loss of views. The Planning Commission recommended approval in the absence of any negative comments from neighbors. Mayor McArthur commented that the City has received several requests similar to this over the years, and inquired if any of them had been granted. Mr. Nicholson replied that six to seven years ago a similar request was received for eight to ten lots, and the City Council approved three. Any time Open Space is rezoned around a golf course there is controversy. Council Member Orton declared a possible conflict of interest as he is a member of the Country Club, but advised he would vote. Don Oborn, Vice President of the Bloomington Country Club, advised two membership meetings were held where this issue was discussed with the consensus being to proceed. The property consists of 400 sq. ft. of open space, with 300' proposed for development. Two areas on either side will be left as open space. He advised he personally visited with adjacent property owners and did not receive one negative response. The proposal will improve the area. There is also a serious problem with security on the golf course, and greens adjacent to the area have been damaged every year by motorcycles and four wheelers. Fencing is not desired. The restroom will be relocated. The Country Club has received tentative offers to purchase the land. Council Member Orton advised that the City Council has been working to obtain open space. He inquired if the property could be donated to the City for use as a park. Mr. Oborn replied it was not a good option to donate the land for a park as the area is too small, and would not solve the other problems. The Country Club would also like the money from sale of the lots. He advised he did not foresee another similar request from the Country Club. One tee will have to be moved, as well as a cart path, and the restroom will be relocated and landscaped. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. Marty Scilatta, past president of the Bloomington Country Club, advised he was not opposed to the rezoning, but was opposed to the fact that Mr. Oborn could not say where the restroom would be located. He stated he lived next to the 13th tee and understands the Club?s inclination is to move the restroom toward the back of his home. He proposed that the proposal be altered to two lots instead of three and allow the restroom to remain where it is. He stated he did not remember any membership meeting where this subject was addressed, and while the Board makes the decisions, the membership must approve them. He advised that Mr. Oborn will not be on the board as of January 1, and it is not known what the new trustees will want to do with this request. He stated that one of the reasons he purchased his lot was because of the view and the master planned community. The lots which were created a few years ago do not intrude on the fairway, but creation of these lots will. He advised that relocating the restroom will require that it be hooked to the City?s sewer system and the Country Club does not have any idea how much it will cost to move it. He stated that while he realized these issues did not apply to the zone change, they are important. The purpose of the sale is to get revenue for the Club, and there are other ways of raising revenue rather than altering a master planned community. He suggested the matter be tabled until a location for the restroom is identified. Richard Abbott, President of the Board of Trustees, advised that the zone change would be an improvement to the area, as well as resolve safety concerns and raise revenue for the Club. He stated he advised Mr. Scilatta that the location of the restroom would not be determined until City approval was obtained, and he was sorry the internal problems of the Board were brought to St. George City Council Minutes December 13, 2001 Page Fifteen the Council?s attention. The Board is fully in favor of the project, and the two new Trustees coming on to the Board in January are aware of the project. Council Member Orton inquired if the neighbors across the street had been consulted about losing their views. Mr. Oborn replied that he spoke with them and they have no problem with the project. When the restroom is moved it can be lowered, and will be landscaped. Mr. Scilatta advised he did not want hard feelings, but would like to know where the restroom is going to be located. Connie Keate advised that she was grateful for the opportunity to see the vistas from the property, and would rather see the view than more homes. The original planner and designer of Bloomington was inspired to keep some of the area open space, and there are still 11 vacant lots around the golf course with 12 on the interior. Ken Keate endorsed the comments made by his wife and stated if 50' were left on each side of the proposed lots, the golf course would not have any more security than it does now. He advised that many of the residents like the open space, location of the tees, and location of the restroom as it now stands. They would also like to have a view of the course from the street. He encouraged the City Council to not alter the master planned community, and suggested the Country Club may spend more relocating the restroom than they receive from sale of the lots. There being no further public comment, Mayor McArthur closed the public hearing. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that the City is supportive of the open space concept, and when an area is altered, it changes the complexion of everything else around it. This is not the first time the City has dealt with this issue and he did not know if it would be the last. Council Member Whatcott advised he recently played in a tournament at the Bloomington Country Club, and from a personal standpoint did not see how the lots could be developed and the view blocked as the community was planned and designed with open space. He made a motion to deny the request. The motion was seconded by Council Member Isom. Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Orton - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. City Attorney Jonathan Wright returned to the stand. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT: Consider a request for approval of a conditional use permit for Southwest Auto Sales at 696 East St. George Blvd. Jeremy Wagner, applicant. Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that this property has been used for auto sales in the past. The Planning Commission recommended approval with the following conditions: (1) the disabled parking be located at an appropriate location; and (2) if the access is ever removed from St. George Blvd., the four foot landscape strip is to be extended over to the property line. St. George City Council Minutes December 13, 2001 Page Sixteen A motion was made by Council Member Isom and seconded by Council Member Orton to approve the request 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 Allen - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT: Consider a request for approval of a conditional use permit for a building to be taller than 35' at about 1500 East Foremaster Drive. David Blake, applicant. Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that the arch of the proposed three story medical office building will reach a height of 52', but the majority of the building will be 43'. The Planning Commission recommended approval subject to the zone change just approved by the City Council at this meeting. David Blake advised that the elevation of the building will stay the same. There is some contemplation about an underground parking garage, but this will change the elevation. Parking will be to the east of the building. The site is seven acres. A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott and seconded by Council Member Orton to approve the conditional use permit. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Allen - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. Dean Williams commented that when the City Council approves zone changes, it opens the door for other changes. He protested the request for increased building height because the homeowners want to preserve the integrity of their homes by protecting the view. He stated that a high rise building meant more traffic, and inquired if a traffic study had been performed. Council Member Orton advised that the City Council had no intention of hurting the residents of Meadow Creek Subdivision, but the zone change request is compatible with the master plan. Height issues are looked at on a case by case basis, and it is not unusual for a medical office building to be three stories in height and the building blends well. Mayor McArthur commented that the City Council chose to keep the height restriction to 35' so that it could evaluate each request for increased height on a case-by-case basis. Mr. Williams stated that residents are entitled to the security of the ordinance which restricts height to 35'. Raymond Duke, President of the Meadow Creek Homeowners Association advised that the City has now accepted their sewer system. He advised there were 16-20 people who lived on the east side of the project who would be affected by the project. Council Member Gardner returned to the stand. St. George City Council Minutes December 13, 2001 Page Seventeen CLARIFICATION OF CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT: Clarification of a conditional use permit for the Ted Warthen Center. Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that when the conditional use permit for the Ted Warthen Center was originally approved, the applicant was advised to work with the neighbors. The neighbors do not feel what the applicant is proposing will work. At the time of the conditional use permit approval, Mr. Birbas expressed concern with trash receptacles from the project, and the applicant stated that if a wall were required, they would put one in. The ordinance states that a 6' solid wall is required if adjacent to a residential zone, but this is a residential zone with a conditional use permit. The ordinance also states that a 4' wall or berm is required to screen the parking area, and the applicant is proposing to place a berm with trees between the building the adjacent neighbors. Mr. Birbas does not feel this is adequate and requested that the matter be reheard to determine if a wall is required. Lou Birbas advised he represented four of the five adjacent homeowners who feel similarly - that the project has changed. He read a statement, and advised that the project has not provided a charter or mission statement, nor completed its plan as far as lighting, signs, proposed expansion, etc. The applicant has not cooperated with neighbors nor worked with the Department of Health. He requested that no building permit be issued until neighbors? concerns were satisfied. Mayor McArthur advised that as far as licensing a hospice, this would be done by the State, not City. City Attorney Jonathan Wright advised that a State license is required to operate a hospice, not build one. Mr. Birbas requested that a 6' wall be built around his property for privacy. City Attorney Jonathan Wright advised the Council is looking at the issue of requiring a wall or a berm. Alta Graham, representing the Ted Warthen Center, advised that she has been in contact with Mr. Birbas, who has made numerous demands. She advised that many of his allegations were unfounded, and she has been in contact with the State. She clarified that the Ted Warthen Center is a respite center, not a hospice, and will be based on a similar facility in South Carolina. The Center will be a residence which takes in guests, and will be manned by volunteers. Family members will not be staying overnight unless a guest is so terminal that he or she might pass away in the night. While it is true the City Council previously admonished her to work with the neighbors, she has tried to work with Mr. Birbas. She advised that Mr. Birbas was originally concerned about the trash receptacles, and she offered to place a wall around the trash area. The Center will be located more than a neighbor away from him, and is not a commercial use. She advised that Mr. Birbas had made many demands which she had not responded to and does not intend to. He wanted the Center to sell him property or buy his property. At this point, however, all she would like is a decision by the City Council if a wall or berm is needed. Council Member Gardner inquired how far away the Center was from Mr. Birbas? property, and was advised by Ms. Graham that there is 250' from the back of his property to the front of the Center. Ms. Graham advised there are no plans to build on the vacant property between the Center and Mr. Birbas. City Attorney Jonathan Wright advised when the applicant originally made the request, a conditional use permit was required. However, if the use has now changed to a home for the disabled, a conditional use permit is not needed. Ms. Graham again stated that the Center is not a commercial operation and no money will change hands. It is a 501C3 organization which accepts donations and is staffed by volunteers. 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...ncome; received $4.4 million in in-kind funding; received 160,584 hours of volunteer service; assisted 640 families through TANF grant funding; assisted 370 families through CoC grant funding; and maintained 66 Switchpoint leases.  In the past year, they have averaged 81 residents per day; 76% are local to Washington County.  Those outside of Washington County are offered a 72-hour stay.  She then updated the Council on the affordable housing project.   DISCUSSION REGARDING OPERATIONS AT THE HISTORIC COURTHOUSE: Councilmember Arial mentioned the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers contacted her regarding the Historic Courthouse.   City Manager Gary Esplin explained Ken Sizemore with the Dixie-Arizona Strip Interpretive Association (DASIA) is currently operating at the BLM office.  They proposed an idea approximately a year ago and are now willing to take over under the same conditions as there were with the Chamber of Commerce.  He does not see any liability to the City.  The building does meet ADA requirements; however, the women’s bathroom may need to be looked at.   A discussion took place regarding minor improvements to the building.   Councilmember Arial outlined their proposal; any profits made will go back to the building.     City Manager Gary Esplin added that they have spoken to Roxie Sherwin.  He would encourage them to work together.   The consensus of the Council is to move forward.     St. George City Council Minutes February 23, 2017 Page Two   DISCUSSION REGARDING PARKING IN THE DOWNTOWN C-4 ZONE: City Manager Gary Esplin explained he and Planning and Zoning Manager John Willis have been visiting about parking in the downtown area.  There have been some requests from restaurants who would not meet the parking requirements.  The downtown area is the only area zoned C-4.   Planning and Zoning Manager John Willis presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: C4 Central Business District commercial zone; map of C-4 zoning district; parking: north of Blvd - 260 spaces, south of Blvd - 724 spaces, total: 984; and other cities.  There are other options for situations such as the old Maverik on the Boulevard.   The consensus of the Council is to start with the proposed boundary and move forward.   DISCUSSION REGARDING THE DRAFT LIGHTING ORDINANCE: Planning and Zoning Manager John Willis presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: measuring light; proposed ordinance changes; unshielded and fully shielded visuals and fixtures; light trespass and no light trespass visuals; examples of canopy lighting; pump island canopy lighting; approximately 8 lumens; approximately 9 lumens; approximately 10 lumens; lumens per square foot ratio; replacement and nonconforming;   The Council discussed the proposed changes to the lighting ordinance and provided Mr. Willis with some suggestions.     DISCUSSION REGARDING THE ZONING AND USES ON 3050 EAST: City Manager Gary Esplin explained   Planning and Zoning Manager John Willis presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: 3050 East zoning and General Plan discussion; aerial map of the area; zoning map; options; and moving forward.   The Council discussed the options and provided Mr. Willis with some suggestions and asked him to also include signage for the proposed zone.   City Manager Gary Esplin suggested Housing and Economic and Housing Development Director Matt Loo go out and speak with current business owners in the area.   REPORTS FROM MAYOR, COUNCILMEMBERS AND CITY MANAGER: Mayor Pike recommended Detective Derek Lewis be commended for finding Roy Fitzell.  Detective Lewis took his private plane out to find him on his own time and at his cost.  He mentioned the Chamber Board voted today to take a position against short term rentals.  Although they haven’t seen a final draft, the bill is in the House right now.   Councilmember Arial reported that the Children’s Museum has seen a $5,000 decrease in revenues last year.  She mentioned some of the exhibits they have.  The Art Museum recently held an opera event.  She mentioned some of the recent events and productions being held at The Electric Theater.  Art Around the Corner has installed some new pieces recently.  She mentioned the Sweetheart Swing was highly attended and named those individuals who will receive the Excellence in the Arts awards.   St. George City Council Minutes February 23, 2017 Page Three   Councilmember Randall reported on the recent Veteran’s Board meeting she attended as well as the recent Shade Tree Board meeting.  Additionally she reported on the St. George Musical Theater productions and noted that the Doctors Volunteer Clinic gala will be held on April 8th.   Councilmember Bow...


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...e Emergency Medical Dispatcher Award for the State of Utah in 2002. VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS RECOGNITION: Fire Chief Robert Stoker introduced Ron Larson and LeGrand Fawcett, who are retiring as Volunteer Firefighters for the City of St. George. Mr. Larson has served the City in this capacity for 42 years, and Mr. Fawcett has served for 35 years. Mayor McArthur presented them with plaques in recognition of their service. VIDEO UPDATE: Marc Mortensen presented a video update on the golf courses, the Canyons complex, and the Public Works Department. Mayor McArthur advised that item 6A2 to discuss traffic issues in the Bloomington Hills agenda will be stricken from the agenda at the request of the applicant. Council Member Isom advised that over the past three months she has been very ill and not able to attend City Council meetings. She thanked everyone for the cards, letters and calls wishing her well. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for the purchase of grass seed for City golf courses. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen explained that six bid packets were sent out but only two bids were received. One was a no bid, and the other was from Helena St. George City Council Minutes June 6, 2002 Page Two Chemical in the amount of $64,800. This bid is in line with last year's seed bid, and staff recommends award of the bid to Helena Chemical in the amount of $64,800. A motion was made by Council Member Isom and seconded by Council Member Allen to award the bid to Helena Chemical in the amount of $64,800. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of a blanket purchase order for mega lugs and fittings for the Water Department. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen presented two bids received: Plumber's Supply $22,638.00 Scholzen Products $19,657.41 She recommended award to the low bidder, Scholzen Products, in an amount not to exceed $50,000 for the year. A motion was made by Council Member Orton and seconded by Council Member Gardner to award the bid to Scholzen Products in an amount not to exceed $50,000 for the year. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for the airport seal coat and rehabilitation project. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen presented three bids received: Gordon Paving $173,009.40 A T Asphalt Paving $185,407.50 Jack B. Parson Co. $191,237.00 She recommended award to the low bidder, Gordon Paving, in the amount of $173,009.40. Mayor McArthur inquired when the airport would be closed to perform this maintenance. Public Works Director Larry Bulloch replied the airport would be closed beginning Friday, June 14 at 8:30 p.m. until 6:00 a.m. Sunday, June 16. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that staff was concerned there was not enough funding to do the entire airport, so they reduced the scope of the work by a certain percentage to get under the budget. He suggested that after award of the bid, a change order be authorized to the low bidder to complete the entire project. The total budget is $200,000 for this project. St. George City Council Minutes June 6, 2002 Page Three A motion was made by Council Member Isom and seconded by Council Member Gardner to award the bid to Gordon Paving and approve a change order for the total project cost of $200,000. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Allen - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for construction of the Main Street/Tabernacle roundabout. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen presented two bids received: Sunroc Corporation $225,872.85 Western Rock Const. $225,921.65 She recommended award to the low bidder, Sunroc Corporation, in the amount of $225,872.85. Traffic Engineer Aron Baker advised that construction will begin within two to three weeks and will take 75 calendar days to complete. Council Member Gardner stated he thought the City Council would have a chance to review the design before it was bid. He advised that property owners on both sides of the street are concerned with the proposed striping. City Manager Gary Esplin replied that striping would not impact the construction, and the striping issue could be resolved as the project progresses. A motion was made by Council Member Orton and seconded by Council Member Whatcott to award the bid to Sunroc Corporation in the amount of $225,872.85. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Allen -aye Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Gardner - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. Mayor McArthur announced that the public hearing concerning the mosquito abatement district was advertised for, and would be held at, 6:00 p.m. ABANDONMENT ORDINANCE: Consider approval of an ordinance abandoning a portion of existing public roadway associated with the realignment of 2450 South Street at the intersection with River Road. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Allen to approve the ordinance. Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Isom - aye St. George City Council Minutes June 6, 2002 Page Four Council Member Whatcott - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT RESOLUTION: Consider approval of a resolution authorizing an interlocal agreement with the City of Hurricane, City of Ivins, City of LaVerkin, Town of Leeds, City of Santa Clara, City of Springdale, City of Washington, and Washington County to provide for consolidation of all dispatch services of participants on specified terms and conditions. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that negotiations have been held with affected cities and the County to enter into an agreement requiring each entity to pay a portion of the costs of the dispatch and 911 system. A motion was made by Council Member Isom and seconded by Council Member Allen to approve, by resolution, the agreement as presented. Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Gardner - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING LEASE OF CITY PROPERTY: Consider approval of a resolution authorizing the sale or lease of property adjacent to the St. George Golf Club in the Bloomington Hills area. City Manager Gary Esplin explained the request is similar to one previously approved by the City Council with a lease of the property, rather than a sale. The same amount of money is being recovered from the lease as would be made from a sale. Staff recommends this property be leased also, rather than sold, so that the City can retain control over the property and easements. A motion was made by Council Member Allen and seconded by Council Member Whatcott to approve, by resolution, a lease of the property. Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Orton - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. City Attorney Jonathan Wright advised that the "lease" would in reality be a license to use the property, and the Deputy City Attorney is working with the property owner's attorney on the terms. PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/AMEND PD ELEVATIONS AND PROPERTY USES/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider a request for a zone change from R-1-40 Single Family Residential to PD Commercial and also to amend the existing PD Commercial building elevations and uses on property located north of the Flying J Station on the northeast corner of Brigham Road and I-15. Doug Hunt, representing 3D Development, LLC, applicant. St. George City Council Minutes June 6, 2002 Page Five Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained the applicants propose to add 3.4 acres presently zoned R-1-40 to the PD. The PD project is located north of the Flying J station. The applicant proposes an 18 lot commercial subdivision. He displayed a picture of the architectural theme, and advised that the building motif would vary from lot to lot. He explained that the main discussion in Planning Commission meeting centered on the list of uses. The original PD was approved in 1985, including the site plan, elevations, and list of uses. Uses are similar to those allowed in a C-3 zone. The Planning Commission recommended approval subject to deletion of ten of the original uses with an addition of four. The uses recommended for deletion include: auto repair and storage, bus terminal, child nursery, lodge or social hall, mobile home sales lot and service, nursery school, plumbing shop, sign manufacturing or sign painting, storage rental units, trailer sales and service, used car lot, and welding shop. Those recommended for addition to the approved uses include: motorcycle sales and service, pawn shop with no outside storage, retail plumbing shop, and sign manufacturing with no outside storage. The Planning Commission also recommended that language be included which allows other uses as determined by the Planning Commission to be similar in nature to the permitted uses and in harmony with the intent of the zone. The Planning Commission was concerned that if the property was sold, the new owners might not take the same care with how the project is developed. Mr. Nicholson clarified that the Planning Commission probably would not oppose a use that included sales of new cars, or new motorcycles, but would oppose sales of used cars or motorcycles exclusively. City Attorney Jonathan Wright expressed concern about how to distinguish between a new and used auto dealer if the dealer sells both. Council Member Whatcott replied that new cars are sold only by dealers, and used car lots are not able to obtain new cars for sale. Doug Glendenning, applicant, advised he felt OK about the recommended uses and understood the City's concern about what is developed at the entrance to the City. He explained he is working with Harley Davidson to build a 10,000-20,000 sq. ft. facility on the site. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing and called for a motion. A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to approve the zone change and amend the existing PD building elevations and permitted uses, and include suggested language as recommended by the Planning Commission. The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Isom - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/AMENDED PD ZONE/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider a request for an amended PD zone for Entrada by adding approximately 81 acres and 114 residential units to the original PD located on Snow Canyon Parkway and Entrada Trail. Howard Sierer, agent for the Entrada Company, applicant. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson advised that the Planning Commission recommended approval of the proposed amended plan. The applicant proposes to add 81 acres which was previously owned by State School Trust Lands along the hillside east of Snow Canyon Parkway. 114 new lots are St. George City Council Minutes June 6, 2002 Page Six proposed. One of the areas of discussion in the Planning Commission meeting centered on street lights on Snow Canyon Parkway. Staff recommends that lights be placed at the intersections and every 300 feet in uniform spacing. The applicant requests that lights be required at the intersections only to retain the night sky visibility. A special hooded lighting fixture unique to Snow Canyon Parkway is planned. Staff's recommendation is primarily for safety. The second area of discussion at the Planning Commission meeting was about sidewalks. The City's policy has been that in clustered townhome units, sidewalk is required on at least one side of the street. The applicant is requesting no sidewalks in the townhome project. They will install sidewalks on one side of the street in the single family lot area. The applicants do not feel the trail previously installed on the other side of the street in the single family lot area has been successful, and are requesting that its requirement be waived. The proposed plan is highly conceptual, and will have to comply with the Hillside Ordinance. The applicant also proposes eight new ponds, and staff questions whether this is appropriate in our desert environment. The Planning Commission recommended approval of all the applicant's requests. Mayor McArthur commented it has always been the City's intent to fully light Snow Canyon Parkway, and as a concession to developers, agreed upon the special hooded lighting. Mr. Nicholson explained that the City's Engineering Department recommends lighting at least every 300 feet along Snow Canyon Parkway for traffic and pedestrian safety, as well as consistency in administering City policy. There was agreement with the developers in 1999 concerning the unique hooded lighting fixtures, and now it comes down to the issue of spacing. Brent Beesley, applicant, explained he recognized the City Council will set the rules of development, and that he would follow that direction. He explained that the people who live in Entrada love it and it is hard to develop the lots fast enough. Lighting on Snow Canyon Parkway is an important issue, and the City of Ivins is not planning on lighting its portion of Snow Canyon Parkway. He stated that he did not understand why a parkway needed to be lighted, and the area already has a lot of light pollution from the nearby ball fields. The night sky in the Entrada area is unique and should not be thrown away. He agreed that the intersections needed to be illuminated, but he urged the Council to grant a variance to the City's standard practices on Snow Canyon Parkway. With regard to sidewalks, the first few phases of the project were developed with sidewalks, and the people who live in Entrada don't want them or use them. There is a very little traffic as it is a gated community, and sidewalks change the feeling of the project. He advised that allowing room for sidewalks would not mean fewer units, but less open space. With regard to the ponds, Entrada is not directly involved in building them, as they will be done by sub-developers. He explained the water features are proposed to be much smaller that those in the last two projects in any event, and the subdeveloper also plans to use his own water. He pointed out that ponds use less water than grass even though they may not look politically correct. He advised that the Planning Commission supported Entrada's recommendations. Council Member Isom commented she would hate to see anything detract from the current Entrada project. Mr. Beesley commented there has never been a public safety issue at Entrada at any time as the gates have made the area safe. Council Member Whatcott inquired if the Zoning Ordinance allowed for sidewalks on one side of the street only, as it appears some PDs do not have any sidewalks. Mr. Nicholson replied that some PDs do not have sidewalks. The Zoning Ordinance requires the preliminary plat to meet the requirements of a PD zone. St. George City Council Minutes June 6, 2002 Page Seven This issue came up several years ago and the Council made a determination that sidewalks be allowed on one side of the street only in Sun River. Mr. Beesley commented that the first two phases do not have sidewalks while the second two do, and the difference between the two can be felt. He stated he wanted to finish the project as it was originally conceptualized. He clarified that all the single family lots do have sidewalks, and he was not proposing to change that. There is also a trail which no one likes and has since eroded away. He explained the reason Entrada was agreeable to sidewalk in the single family area but not in the townhome area was because there is a lot more land to work with in the single family lot area, and sidewalks are not as obtrusive on one acre lots compared to the smaller lots. He stated that the people who live in Entrada would choose not to have sidewalks. Council Member Allen inquired where the residents walk, if they do not use the sidewalks. Mr. Beesley replied that they walk on the golf course and in the street, as there is not much traffic. Council Member Whatcott inquired where visitors parked. Mr. Beesley replied that there are parking turn-outs on the sides of the road. Council Member Whatcott commented that the reason the City Council made a concession and did not require sidewalks on both sides of the street was because Entrada proposed placement of a trail on one side of the street. He inquired if this trail is now being abandoned, why should sidewalks not now be required on both sides of the street. Mr. Beesley advised that the City did not require sidewalks on both sides of the street in the last three phases. He commented the environment in Entrada is different from that of a typical City street. Council Member Allen inquired how far the parking turn-outs were from the houses. Mr. Beesley replied that they could be 100-150' from the furthest house. Most of the homes in the PUD would be occupied by no more than two people, and all units have a double garage large enough for two cars. Parking has not been a problem. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing and called for a motion. Assistant City Engineer Jay Sandberg advised that the developers of Sedona Hills and Paradise Canyon are concerned that every developer along Snow Canyon Parkway be required to install the same special street lights along the Parkway as they are being required to do. He stated it would be awkward to require one developer to do one thing, while not requiring another to do the same. He explained that there are only three intersections along the Parkway, and while Mr. Beesley has been great to work with and Entrada is a great development, he did not agree with him. The area east of Snow Canyon Parkway is dense and will become more so as existing projects expand. Additionally, there is quite a bit of pedestrian traffic. The City will also be installing lights in front of the ballfield on the Parkway as the area improves all the way from U-18 to 1400 West. Council Member Gardner inquired if the 300' spacing recommendation was an arbitrary number. Mr. Sandberg replied that it was. The City's standard for street light spacing is every 150', but because of the applicant's concern with the night sky and unique environment, the City is proposing that spacing be required every 300'. This will St. George City Council Minutes June 6, 2002 Page Eight soften the lighting effect, yet still illuminate the street and negate safety concerns while meeting the applicant's concern of too many lights. Mayor McArthur commented that the trail in the area is heavily used. Council Member Whatcott inquired if staff was suggesting a spacing of lights every 300' all the way from U-18 to the City's border with Ivins. Mr. Sandberg answered affirmatively, and advised that lighting along Sedona Hills and Paradise Canyon has been put on hold until this decision is made. Council Member Orton commented that while he wanted to protect the integrity of the Entrada development, Bloomington was built years ago without street lights for the same reason, and it was very dangerous. Residents now welcome the street lights. City Engineer Dave Demas commented that there are recommended standards for illumination of roadways, as well as standards that would require roads such as the Parkway to be illuminated. The population of St. George is increasing, along with the average age of drivers, and the older drivers get, the more light they need to see. Lighting plays a part in the safety of roadways, and Snow Canyon Parkway will be a part of the Dixie Beltway and is anticipated to carry a significant amount of traffic. Council Member Isom inquired when the City would be installing its street lights along Snow Canyon Parkway. Mayor McArthur replied that as development occurs, the City will do its side of the road. Council Member Gardner commented that he appreciated the desires of Entrada, and sometimes rules and regulations are passed with a "one size fits all" vision, and regulations passed for a community of 2,000,000 do not make sense for a community the size of St. George. However, this puts staff in a difficult position as they try to have consistency while denying the opportunity for individuality. He stated it did not offend him to not have lights on the Parkway. The project is unique, there are walls along the full distance of the project, and the density is away from the roadway. He agreed that the intersections should be lighted, but wondered if the City forced lighting of the I-15 or other areas, and what determines whether street lights are needed on Snow Canyon Parkway. Council Member Orton commented that in this event, how could the City require some areas to have lights and others not, as rules and standards have been set. Council Member Gardner replied that this is the challenge the City creates for itself, and while he was not saying the City should do away with its standards, this project is unique and perhaps the lighting pattern required for the gridded part of the City does not apply to the Parkway. Mayor McArthur commented that the City already compromised with Entrada by allowing street lights every 300' instead of 150', as well as allowing the special hooded light fixture. Snow Canyon Parkway is a major thoroughfare and northern belt loop of the City, and while he was in favor of reducing the spacing and softening the lighting, uniformity should be preserved. Council Member Orton commented that the Entrada area may be quiet today, there is a lot of development is taking place nearby, and there will be a large population using the Parkway. Council Member Allen commented she did not have a problem with no street lights on interior streets or within the neighborhoods, but lighting along the Parkway is a public safety issue. St. George City Council Minutes June 6, 2002 Page Nine City Engineer Dave Demas advised that City staff always recommends sidewalks along any road, public or private, because it does not want to encourage walking in the street. Staff recommends requirement of sidewalk on at least one side of the street, but prefers sidewalk on both sides. Additionally, he met with ADA representatives to discuss whether ADA issues require sidewalks on both sides of a street. The ADA does not contain specific wording, however, it requires that every project have facilities for pedestrians, at least along one side of the street. Staff's recommendation is that the sidewalk standards be applied, and a minimum of sidewalk on one side be required. Council Member Gardner inquired if the City had a standard for parkways. Mr. Demas replied that "parkway" is simply a name, and Snow Canyon Parkway is a major arterial and falls under the arterial road classification. Council Member Gardner inquired if the City has an ordinance specifying the distance of lights on arterial roads. Mr. Demas replied that it does, and that requirement is every 150'. Brooks Pace stated that Entrada did not want street lights along the Parkway, and neither did the Ence developers. Entrada's position is that the area north of the ballfields is an area deserving of an exception. Further, the City will probably not light its portion of the Parkway. With regard to sidewalks, the City decided to require developments with private roads to adhere to regulations for public roads, and this was because early on private developments with private roads set too many bad examples. However, Entrada has proven itself and deserves a sidewalk variance because this is what its residents prefer - more vegetation and less cement. With regard to street lights along the Parkway, perhaps low, landscape lighting along the sidewalks and trail could be considered instead. Mr. Brooks commented he believed AASHTO's requirements were really recommendations. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that the reason the City adopted ASSHTO's standards was to help defend itself in case a suit is brought claiming City standards are inadequate. AASHTO standards are industry-accepted and are defendable in the event of a lawsuit. Whether Ivins does or not does not install street lights along Snow Canyon Parkway does not excuse the City of St. George from its responsibility. The Parkway will carry a lot of traffic and there needs to be an acceptable level of lighting along it. If a variance is given, the City will have to justify it. The City can defend a compromise of requiring lights every 300' on the Parkway, but if it gives a variance and allows no lighting, it will be difficult to enforce the City's standards on other arterials such as Brigham Road and River Road. Mayor McArthur commented that Entrada itself would be contributing to increased use of the Parkway, as it is adding another 114 units to its project. Council Member Isom commented she would rather see low landscape lighting than lighting from above. Mayor McArthur commented that lighting is not just for pedestrians, but to light the Parkway and for the safety of drivers. AASHTO standards refer to public safety issues for pedestrians and traffic. Council Member Isom commented she loved ponds and did not see anything wrong with them. Council Member Allen stated that a BYU study found that the evaporation rate from a pool was equal to water use on grass. Council Member Orton commented that while he recognized the integrity of the Entrada development, he agreed with staff that lighting and sidewalk should be required. St. George City Council Minutes June 6, 2002 Page Ten A motion was made by Council Member Allen to approve the request with special street lights on Snow Canyon Parkway at intersections and every 300', and with sidewalk on one side of the street. The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton, with the stipulation that the proposed ponds would be allowed. Council Member Gardner inquired if the City Council would consider tabling the motion in order to further examine the issues. Council Member Orton replied that his second to the motion stood. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Isom - no Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Gardner - no The motion carried. Council Member Member Orton clarified that sidewalk on one side of the street only was allowed on private roads within the PD portion of Entrada. Mayor McArthur called for a five minutes break. PUBLIC HEARING: Public hearing to consider protests regarding creation of the County-wide mosquito abatement district. Mayor McArthur read a statement, attached hereto as Exhibit "A." He then opened the public hearing. Council Member Gardner inquired if the insecticides used would impact beekeepers. He was advised that the mosquito abatement district would be treating the water, rather than doing aerial spraying, and this would help protect the bees. There being no public comment, Mayor McArthur closed the public hearing. He again read the statement, attached hereto as Exhibit "A." PUBLIC HEARING: Public hearing to consider funding the D.A.R.T.S. transportation system. Public Works Director Larry Bulloch advised that this year the City has been designated as an urban area and is facing many of the problems of other big cities, among them problems like traffic congestion. He advised that even though the City is adding more lanes to roads, this is not adequate to address transportation needs, and multiple solutions must be examined. In October the City will be designated by the Governor as a Metropolitan Planning Organization, and the City will then have to follow intricate and detailed planning processes and federal regulations in order to qualify for federal road funds. Those procedures require the City to plan effectively for transportation needs, including public transit. He commented it was timely the City was looking at a mass transit system for the community, as it is not a question if the City should or not, but when. He advised that the last 18 months' experience with the DARTS system helps in evaluating how the public reacted to the service. In the first month of operation there were 628 rides. In the past month there were 11,300 rides. The City, however, would be hard pressed to find adequate funding for the system from the General Fund, and some of the funds would be diverted from the Public Works budget. Additionally, the quarter-cent sales tax can be used for either roads or public transportation, at the City's option. Long term, the City can expect to reduce the number of vehicles on the roads by 10-15% St. George City Council Minutes June 6, 2002 Page Eleven with an effective mass transit system, and therefore diverting of 10-15% of the road funds can be justified. He recommended that $350,000 of the road funds be used for this purpose. The question remains, however, if the system can be operated for this amount. The City hired a private consulting firm to evaluate the system and its cost to see if an effective system can be managed with $350,000 from road funds combined with federal funds of $400,000 to $500,000 a year. Council Member Isom inquired if the City would lose funds if it did not proceed with the mass transit plan. Mr. Bulloch replied that the federal highway bill is adopted every six years, and is now in that sixth year. The bill is now in the process to be adopted, and the City now has the opportunity to choose to pursue additional capital discretionary funds, not the entitlement money, and request one million dollars. There is no guarantee that the City will receive this funding, but it only has the opportunity to request it once every six years. If the City passes up this opportunity now, it will have to wait another six years. He stated he believed the City could afford to operate the system by making the system more efficient and reduce operating costs by as much as $120,000 a year if the route lengths and number of buses were reduced. He commented a public transit system was a quality of life issue by reducing auto emissions and protecting the clean air. The recent census reported that 745 households in St. George do not own vehicles. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. Jeff Jennings stated that after getting involved in the current system, he felt DARTS has done a good job with what it had to work with, and while it cannot be justified as a capitalistic income-producing business, it is a quality of life issue and it would be sad if the City could not fund it. Council Member Whatcott commented that six months ago when this issue was discussed and the City temporarily committed to contributing funds to it, one of the requirements was that facts and figures be provided to the City Council. The figures provided at this meeting are the first time the Council has had a chance to review them, and he did not know whether an informed decision could be made now. Mayor McArthur commented that the decision could be deferred until the next City Council meeting. Glen Bundy stated he felt the City was getting into the area of private enterprise and creating something that should be bid out rather than taking it on and creating a new business. He expressed opposition to the proposal. Mattie Talbert, Director of the Southwest Center, advised she was speaking on behalf of her clients, many of whom use DARTS every day as their only mode of transportation. She stated the Southwest Center applies for many grants, and one of the conditions for award include the ability to provide public transportation. Without a public transit system, receiving many of these grants would not be possible. Stephanie Boker of the Southwest Center advised that she works with chronically mentally ill people who have come straight from the State Hospital in Provo who rely on DARTS for transportation to treatment and jobs. Council Member Gardner inquired if this same service could be provided by one or two specifically designated vans or buses. Ms. Boker replied that they will take what they can get. Council Member Orton advised that the mass transit system would just be a St. George City project, and would not service areas outside the City limits. St. George City Council Minutes June 6, 2002 Page Twelve Ms. Talbert advised that the Southwest Center now has vans going to the Hurricane and LaVerkin areas, but is facing budget cuts, and staff is out doing public transportation when it should be doing treatment instead. Gary Beddingfield commented that he thought the fare free day was a good idea to acquaint everyone with the system, but he felt the statistics provided were not entirely accurate. He commented that the average daily ride figure of 200 could be accrued by 50 people. He stated he was not against DARTS or public transit, but he was against DARTS for St. George at this time. He expressed concern about the percentage of population who would benefit from the amount of money spent, and inquired if it was cost effective. Additionally, as a voter who voted for the quarter-cent sales tax, the innuendo then was that it was for road repair. Mayor McArthur advised that the quarter-cent sales tax was for transportation needs which includes roads and transportation. Mr. Beddingfield replied that if the voters were quizzed, the City Council would find they voted for road repairs. Council Member Whatcott commented the DARTS system was not even in effect at the time the quarter-cent sales tax was voted on. Terry Draper, representing the Chamber of Commerce, advised that the Chamber Board voted unanimously to support the City taking over the DARTS system, as the system supports business. She stated that now was the right time for the City to act, and she was aware at the time the quarter-cent sales tax was voted on that other communities would be using it for mass transit. She stated that St. George and Logan were similarly sized, and Logan's system is free to the public and an asset to the community. She stated that as Dixie College grows, a public transit system would alleviate traffic demands and improve air quality. She commented that if the City abandons the idea now, it will miss a critical window for funding. Bradford Sayment commented that he was under the impression that the quarter-cent sales tax would be used for roads. He commented that if the City had $350,000 to put toward the system, it was obviously money the City did not need, and in that event taxes could be reduced. He stated he did not believe the figures presented were accurate, and that the total cost of the system divided by the ridership would give the true cost of the system. He stated he believed public transit was fine in large cities, but private industry in St. George could do it better. Council Member Whatcott inquired how many buses were currently running, and he was informed that number was seven. Paula Bell, President of the Sunshiners, advised that as a group the Sunshiners rode the bus and spoke with the riders, many of whom needed the service. She said she felt approving it now would save repetitive planning and meet the needs of the future. Gary Carter advised that he has observed most buses running with very few people on them. With regard to pollution, the buses will create more pollution than cars. He stated he felt the figures presented on the number of rides per month was inaccurate. He stated that the City was not in any position to fund a bus system at this time. Owen Bundy stated it was his understanding the quarter-cent sales tax was going to be used for roads, not buses, and the proposed system is six years premature. Additionally, when the City gets to the point where it needs buses, the private sector will take care of it. He stated he sees the buses go by time and time again with only one or two riders on board. He stated he felt the figures presented were incorrect. St. George City Council Minutes June 6, 2002 Page Thirteen Council Member Whatcott inquired as to the time of the bus runs. Mr. Bulloch replied they run from 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Bob Johnson stated that when he voted for the quarter-cent sales tax, he was not voting for a transit system. He stated he did not think approval of the system would be responsible at this time, as it would be based on emotions rather than good sense. He stated that in California, as the buses got larger, the continual pounding on the pavement damaged the road bed. He stated that if approved, special interest groups would be demanding free passes, and soon there would not be any income from the buses. He stated that as demographics in the community change, certain demographic groups will ride the bus and others will not, and this could become a safety hazard. He stated that based on 10,000 rides a month at a cost of $350,000 a year, the cost of one ride would be $2.91 per trip per person. He commented this was a golden opportunity to let the issue die, and that maybe in six to seven years from now the service would be needed. Scott Hirschi, Washington County Economic Development Director, advised that six years ago the City Council established a strategic plan, with one of the goals being public transportation. This goal speaks to the importance of transportation as it relates to economic development and the level of service the community can provide to potential relocating or expanding businesses. He stated he was often asked by companies he is trying to recruit about the level of public transportation the community provides, and it is often seen as an asset. He commented he personally uses the DARTS system on a fairly regular basis, and even though it has a number of major problems, it can provide a significant service to the community by way of economic development, especially if routes could be created at proper times to serve major employment centers. The system needs significant redesign. He was impressed with comments about operation of the system by the private sector, and this needs to be looked at. However, whether public or private, a budget is still needed. With regard to statements about now is not the time to implement the system, he was not suggesting that now is the ideal time to support it, but if now is not the time, he was not sure there would be a better time. Don Leavitt commented that St. George is in the process of shifting from a small community to a strong middle-sized community, and he hoped St. George would start now to put together the proper process to deal with mass transit. If the City waits and does not take the hard steps now, the system will not get any cheaper. He advised that while there are currently no air quality problems in St. George, one day there will be, and while he does not discount the difficulties, there should be ways to improve the system and make it work for the community. Voin Campbell stated that he was initially opposed to mass transit, but concluded that having it is the lesser of two evils. He stated that an investment in mass transit in the long run will be in the economic interest of the City because of the way it addresses the consequence of not having one. He strongly recommended support of the system. Laurie Puchlik Kocinski, St. George Chamber of Commerce, commented that she personally rode the DARTS buses and interviewed the riders, and the system does need to be improved. 17% of the population are older, and with improvements and rider education, the system can be made to work. She stated that if the City waits six more years to fund it, funding may be more difficult to obtain. Voin Campbell commented that the streets in front of his house do not pay for themselves, and neither will transportation, but he is glad the streets are there. The Police and Fire Departments do not pay for themselves either, but he is glad they are there. St. George City Council Minutes June 6, 2002 Page Fourteen Council Member Whatcott commented that while he did not disagree with the numbers provided, the numbers indicate there are six riders per hour. Public Works Director Larry Bulloch advised that there are four routes, and two buses provide ADA services as required by law. Mayor McArthur inquired if most public transit systems had door to door service. Mr. Bulloch replied that they did not. Council Member Isom commented she would have to be excused from the meeting, but she hoped the matter would be tabled as she wanted to take some time and study the matter. She was then excused from the meeting. Mr. Bulloch replied he would provide the Mayor and Council with the studies. He advised the cost of the program could be reduced by $120,000 if the service frequency were reduced to one hour in the areas where there isn't a high demand. The routes could be changed and shortened and Saturday service reduced. This, however, will reduce ridership and revenues would go to $74,000 per year. Advertising provides $75,000, sales tax would contribute $162,000, and with a 50-50 match of federal funds, the total operating cost could be reduced to $623,000 per year. Cumulative funding would be $220,000 by the City and $443,000 from federal sources. He stated he felt this was a very tolerable budget. There being no further public comment, Mayor McArthur closed the public hearing. Mayor McArthur advised that normally two public hearings on the budget are held before adoption. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that by law, the budget must be adopted by June 21. Council Member Orton inquired if the budget could be adopted before the DARTS issue was resolved. Mr. Esplin replied that it could be. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that the City made a commitment to fund DARTS through June. Council Member Orton commented that the last three months were supposed to be a learning process for the Council with regard to DARTS, and he was not sure he knew more now than then, and was only just made aware that the Council would be making this decision as part of the budget. Mr. Bulloch replied he would get the entire report to the Council next week. Council Member Whatcott commented that he would like included in the analysis the actual numbers and activity over the last six month, as projections told him nothing. Mr. Bulloch replied that dollars and rides are not on a one to one ratio, and the budget projected dollars. PUBLIC HEARING: Public hearing to consider adoption of the 2002-2003 fiscal budget for the City of St. George. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that the total budget included approximately $27,000,000 in the General Fund. Total funds for the City for the entire year are $140,000,000 - $150,000,000. No fee changes are proposed for any programs, although there is a recommendation for changes in some of the St. George City Council Minutes June 6, 2002 Page Fifteen planning costs and fees. Impact fees will be discussed at the next regular City Council meeting, which might affect the budget. There is no increase in the tax rate. The property tax revenue is projected to increase 4-5% for new growth, with 2% for sales tax. It is proposed that 15 new volunteers and one full time firefighter be hired for the Fire Department, two officers in the Police Department, one employee in the Wastewater Collection Department, and two in the Power Department. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. Glen Bundy advised he witnessed ten City employees, five dump trucks, one grader, and one oil machine on Riverside Drive today to do a little 300-400' strip. He stated the City was not giving private contractors an opportunity to provide services. Rene Cecala objected to allocated funding for the operation of the Animal Control Division and animal shelter. She advised she has interacted with and volunteered at the shelter over the last year, including adopting two anima...


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...t Craig Harding introduced Kelly Hines, Director of the local Mobile Watch volunteer program, and advised there are currently 100 active members in the community. Mobile Watch is also a sponsoring the yearly National Night Out Against Crime event in the community. Ms. Hines explained the reasons for the National Night Out Against Crime with participation by the City, County, SERT program, Fire Department, National Guard, Highway Patrol and Mesquite PD. 25% of the proceeds raised from the booths and activities at Worthen Park on August 7 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. will go to the Mobile Watch program. She explained that the Mobile Watch program consists of volunteer citizens who are trained by the PD to patrol their own neighborhoods. St. George City Council Minutes July 19, 2001 Page Two Sergeant Harding advised that Mobile Watch volunteers donate 300-500 hours per month and provide their own vehicles an...


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... of water. The Children’s Justice Center will receive $60 for each volunteer they supply for a total of $6,000. Additionally, they donate 10% of the fees and give patrons a 10% discount if using the promotional code. Food vendors will be charged to participate; the fees will go to the Children’s Justice Center as well. The food vendors will be located at the cross section at the halfway mark and at the bottom of the slide. He stated that the slide is 24’ wide; food vendors will be sitting inside the intersection at 200 North. Tina Griffin with the Children’s Justice Center explained that the patrons are capped at 5,000. They can ride once or for a two hour time slot. Chris Conrad with Slide the City, Tina Griffin and Darrin Holman with the Children’s Justice Center introduced themselves. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the applicant talked to staff about this last year; at that time they were proposing to hold the event on 700 East. Staff reviewed the application - it needs to be subject to the insurance requirements as City Attorney Shawn Guzman mentioned an issue with what was submitted. Mr. Jay added that patrons go down the slide on tubes. Parking is proposed to be in the downtown parking garage; if there is a sellout amount (5,000 patrons), they would work out a plan with Dixie State University. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the event. Mr. Conrad explained that their website and press releases will outline the parking recommendations. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that if Council is concerned with parking, barricades can be put in the area that may say “local traffic only”. The applicants submitted a security plan that was reviewed by staff; there will be no City staff working the event. If the event is overly successful, staff will have to be ready to address traffic issues. Police Captain Staley reviewed and feels comfortable with the traffic plan. Mr. Jay noted that they shut registration down to 4,600 on line and have never had more than 500 tickets purchased at an event. The most popular time will be 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. They have three different lanes on the slide, one of which is staggered for smaller patrons. He explained that his staff will be stationed on the side of the slide and will have walkie talkies. Councilmember Baca commented that the City supports the Children’s Justice Center; however, he is concerned that a private business wants to shut down a City street. Most profits are going to Slide the City using volunteers – 10% seems minimal to give to the Children’s Justice Center. Additionally, the event promoters were advertising the event prior to it being approved, particularly the insurance. He suggests that if they return and it is approved, they need to be diligent and contact staff prior to advertising the event. Councilmember Bowcutt noted that the event promoter is taking on all of the financial risk. City Manager Gary Esplin explained there is no limit on medical coverage. He understands the problem has been solved. St. George City Council Minutes April 7, 2016 Page Eleven City Attorney Shawn Guzman stated that the last certificate had the sublimit on the medical insurance. He asked for an updated certificate. Mr. Holman compared this event to others in the City that request road closures for private races and other similar events. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that staff would like to see this event take place to see how it goes. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the special event permit for the Slide the City event at 100 East 250 North on June 4, 2016 subject to the review of the insurance requirements with the Legal Department to make sure they meet the requirements. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt. VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. Mr. Holman added part of the Children’s Justice Center’s objective with this event is not only financial, but also to promote public awareness. Mr. Jay stated ticket prices are between $10 and $60. The water will be given to a construction company for dust control. RESOLUTION: Consider approval of a resolution entering into an interlocal agreement with Washington County regarding coordination on the U.S. BLM Resource Management Plan. City Manager Gary Esplin mentioned that the BLM has received comments and concerns regarding their Resource Management Plan, the City has not been involved, but the County has. The City was actually named in the federal law stating that it should be consulted. This interlocal agreement allows the County to share the information they have been given through their agreement with the BLM. Additionally, through this agreement, the City can voice concerns to them. Mayor Pike added that he and City Manager Gary Esplin called the local BLM office asking to meet with them. They were told that they could not meet because it needed to be confidential with their partners. If approved, the County will provide all of the documentation pertaining to their discussions with the BLM over the past couple of months. This is a good and immediate solution. Councilmember Arial stated that it is unfortunate that the City has to go through this process even though they were mentioned in the documents. Councilmember Baca comments this item reflects the close working relationship between the City and the County. St. George City Council Minutes April 7, 2016 Page Twelve Mayor Pike mentioned that it bothers him not to do this directly with the BLM; however, at this point the City needs to be practical. He stated that the County passed their resolution two days ago. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the resolution entering the City into an interlocal agreement with Washington County regarding the coordination of the BLM Resource Management Plan. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca. VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a roll call vote, as follows: Councilmember Hughes – nay Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye The motion carried. APPOINTMENT: Mayor Pike recommended appointing Marc Stallings to the Sign Review Board. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Baca to appoint Marc Stallings to the Sign Review Board. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Hughes. VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. MINUTES: Consider approval of the minutes from the meeting held on February 4, 2016. Consider approval of the minutes from the meeting held on February 11, 2016. Consider approval of the minutes from the meeting held on February 18, 2016. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the minutes for February 4, February 11 and February 18, 2016. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca. VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Hughes – aye Councilmember Bowcutt – aye Councilmember Arial – aye Councilmember Baca – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. St. George City Council Minutes April 7, 2016 Page Thirteen REPORTS FROM MAYOR, COUNCILMEMBERS AND CITY MANAGER: Councilmember Arial invited the Mayor and Council to the Friday night event for Art Around the Corner. Mayor Pike mentioned the gala for the Doctors Volunteer Clinic taking place Saturday night. Councilmember Bowcutt repo...


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...d have fun at the same time. The City of St. George Leisure Services, teen volunteers and other community groups help teach safety awareness and prevention to our campers.   ----Youth Volunteers---- St. George Safety Town needs YOU this summer! The St. George Safety Town program teaches safety lessons to children entering kindergarten and 1st grade this fall. The program is the perfect way to have fun with other teens and serve your community too! You can earn community service hours with us! Teens have a very special role is this program. Under the guidance of a Youth Program Site Coordinator, you will be responsible for teaching vital safety lessons to the participants. You will also help the participants practice the safety rules of “Safety Town”. At the end of the week, we will be hosting a thank you party for all the amazing youth volunteers!   REQUIREMENTS: 1. ENTERING INTO 7th-12th GRADE THIS FALL (2020-2021) 2. YOU ARE ABLE TO WORK A FULL WEEK. Hours are 8:30 AM-2:30 PM each day during the week of June 1-5, 2020. 3. ATTEND ORIENTATION at the St. George Rec Center on Wednesday, May 27, 2020@ 5:00-6:00 pm Questions?? Contact Jenny Fidler at 435/627-4592 or email her at jenny.fidler@sgcity.org  Click on the Volunteer Form below to download the 2020 application.     


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City Council Minutes 10/08/2015:
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City Council Minutes 01/07/2016:
...Shade Tree Board, Solid Waste Board, Veterans Advisory Commission, Doctors Volunteer Clinic, Solid Waste Board and mentioned another he was looking in...


City Council Minutes 01/07/2016:
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City Council Minutes 05/14/2015:
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City Council Minutes 01/21/2016:
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City Council Minutes 03/27/2014:
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City Council Minutes 02/06/2014:
...Monuments regarding the headstones and water. Possibly, staff can look at volunteers to help maintain the Cemetery. He stated that he will follow up with Mr. Crosby. City Manager Gary Esplin stated the water is taken out of the River, pumped to the ponds at the City yard and then are pressured back down and they irrigate not only the Cemetery, but also City parks, the Dixie State University campus and the middle school and high school campuses. There have been discussions regarding the content of water. Mayor Pike advised that the roundabouts are one time funds and the Cemetery long time funds. Paul Gooch stated that residents in Little Valley tried to find ways to preserve agriculture use. They are not against development in the area and over the last few years they have remained quiet. It wasn’t until this week, when Little Valley Road was closed, it dawned on them that the traffic in front of their subdivision is heavy. The potential to keep the agriculture is feasible if they get rid of the race track in their neighborhood. With having large animals they do not feel safe any longer. He and his neighbors are asking for a brief reprieve. Dorothy Engleman stated that she is concerned about the fact that she heard different things regarding the opportunity to give public comment. There were a number of citizens present earlier to give their comments only to be told that they were forbidden to speak about their issues. She believes it is interesting that there was no way for the public to know, other than from the newspaper, that public comments were going to be heard. Previously a rule was that anything can be discussed unless the item was on the agenda that day. It seems to her, that the Council threw that rule by the wayside with the comments that were previously heard. She believes that there is an inequality with the public comment is being administered. Her hope is that citizens are encouraged to speak and that all rules are enforced equally. Mayor Pike stated that he is sorry for the confusion, this is the first time public comments have been heard in this setting. He allowed the items that are on tonight’s agenda to be heard because the City is the other side. Although the rules may be adjusted a bit, he does not believe there will be a change regarding the rule that pending items cannot be discussed, such as 1450 River Road. City Attorney Shawn Guzman stated this could be the other way around, the developer could have been here to speak and the residents were not notified that he was coming in to speak. The fairest way is to say if it is an issue requires a public hearing, the public hearing will be noticed. Ronna Marker explained that she was confused because she received a letter dated February 6, 2014 notifying her that they were allowed to come to discuss the Jiffy Lube project. She stated that on the City’s website, under the General Plan 5.6.1, floodplain policies state “The City’s policy is to discourage any development within the 100 year flood plain. Exceptions can be made for uses compatible with periodic flooding such as trail systems, golf courses and other public or private uses that will permit the free passage of flood waters”. Chapter 1 states “The present planning challenge is to direct and to manage growth in order to preserve the quality of life now enjoyed by residents”. Having an outline of what the City is doing doesn’t help if it isn’t being followed, particularly not building in the floodplain. There were huge ramifications of the 2005 and 2010 floods with St. George City Council Minutes February 6, 2014 Page Three regard to structures built in the floodplain. Her hope is that the Council is familiar with what is on the City Plan and she hopes they are more careful with obeying those presets. Travis Marker stated that he feels it would be helpful if the City can look at how many residents actually live within the 500 feet when sending notifications for zone changes. He wondered if the borders can be looked at so that more residents that may be outside of the 500 feet could be given notice and give them the opportunity to participate. Additionally, he is aware that the General Plan is discretionary, however, it is clear that the City could make a provision that portions of the plan do become an ordinance that would have to be followed. He suggested stronger language in the General Plan, rather than it saying ‘discouraging’ it could say ‘prohibits’. It might provide some opportunity that may be beneficial to the City. Mayor Pike advised that even ordinances can be changed. City Attorney Shawn Guzman stated that is it fair to go beyond the 500 foot range when sending notifications. As far as the ordinances and General Plan, there is a reason why there is a General Plan. In the past there were Master Plans which, in sense, became the zoning. The General Plan just says that this intersection can be commercial. If it is done by ordinance, you lose the flexibility. Mr. Marker stated that sometimes it may be better to have a law that is not flexible. He was astonished at the damage the river caused during the flood. City Attorney Shawn Guzman stated that approximately 7 years ago, there was a drive at the Legislature to do away with all of any requirements regarding aesthetics on hillsides and engineering. Now you are talking about someone else’s property rights and Utah is a property rights dominated state. When you look at the flood plains, for example, with the laws that are in place, if a developer can engineer the property so that it is out of the flood plain, the City needs to be very careful about denying them the right to develop the property. Councilmember Hughes advised that the notice can be looked at as it has been an issue at Planning Commission meetings. City Manager Gary Esplin clarified the General Plan is a guideline. In the ordinance, a developer has the ability to build on their property if they take it out of the erosion hazard area and elevate out of the flood plain. The erosion hazard is different than the 100 year flood plain. The issues in Santa Clara were not because they built in the flood plain, it was because of an erosion hazard issue. Further, there is no federal or state law that states that building cannot happen in a flood plain. City code states that you can build in a flood plain if it is elevated 2 feet out of the flood plain, however, you can build a number of other things in a flood plain without elevating. APPROVAL OF CONTRACT: Consider approval of a contract with Progressive Contracting, Inc for the construction of River Road Bridge and Trail Erosion Protection. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that the NRCS has completed a portion of the erosion hazard boundary along the south side of the Virgin River. This would provide extra protection for the River Road Bridge and utilities as well as provide a trail along this portion of the River. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood stated that the total cost $104,484.18, the City’s portion is $67,117.00. The remaining portions will be paid for by the adjacent property owners. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to award to Progressive Contracting, Inc. for the project discussed in the amount of $67,117.00, total cost of $104,484.18. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Hughes. VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows: St. George City Council Minutes February 6, 2014 Page Four Councilmember Almquist- aye Councilmember Hughes - aye Councilmember Randall - aye Councilmember Bowcutt - aye Councilmember Arial - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid to Progressive Contracting to build the 600 West Tonaquint and 400 East Tabernacle roundabouts. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised Progressive Contracting submitted the low bid of $549,117.67. There were 3 bidders for this project. City Manager Gary Esplin stated the roundabouts will have landscaping similar to what is on the other side of the road. Additionally, there will be a sidewalk and the roadway will be widened and tie in to Dixie Drive. He advised that the Council authorized expenditures of funds to finish the entire project. Staff will be providing some of the trees at the nursery. Councilmember Arial asked if there were plans for landscaping within the roundabouts. Citizens are concerned about the height of some of the plants used. City Manager Gary Esplin stated that staff can make sure they are not too high. There is a potential for an art piece in the middle. Safety is always a concern. Councilmember Hughes stated he is not generally in favor of roundabouts; however, he has concluded that drivers do not drive through them properly. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to award the bid to PCI for the 600 West Tonaquint and 400 East Tabernacle roundabouts in the amount of $549,117.67. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial. VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist- aye Councilmember Hughes - aye Councilmember Randall - aye Councilmember Bowcutt - aye Councilmember Arial - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. Councilmember Almquist stated that most of the decision is based on a graduated scale of what would be appropriate for an intersection. What level the intersection is graded will tell you what the appropriate application, a signal, a roundabout or a 4-way stop. AMENDED MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes amended his motion to include the landscaping for $117,199.23 for the alternate. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial. VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist- aye Councilmember Hughes - aye Councilmember Randall - aye Councilmember Bowcutt - aye Councilmember Arial - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. St. George City Council Minutes February 6, 2014 Page Five APPROVAL OF CONTRACT: Consider approval of a contract with Progressive Contracting, Inc for the construction of the 2013 Riverside HMGP Project Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised this project is partially funded by a grant. This contract would be with Progressive Contracting, Inc. for the construction of the 2013 Riverside HMGP project. The grant would cover 75% of the cost, the City would cover 25%. Total cost of the project is $208,240.00. 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City Council Minutes 11/14/2013:
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City Council Minutes 03/06/2014:
...enter, and The Learning Center for Families; 3) STG Water Services; and 4) Volunteer Center. Ms. Christensen stated that the City received slight...


City Council Minutes 03/25/2014:
... has to be a reserve firefighter for at least 6 months with the City. All volunteers are fully certified and are required to attend training. Councilmember Randall asked if the department would ever go from BLS certified to ALS certified. Chief Stoker stated there is a plan to do that. While a number of the firefighters are advanced EMT’s and some that are paramedics, all full time firefighters are EMT certified. Mayor Pike inquired if a firefighter from another entity could be eligible for a full time position. Chief Stoker advised the individual would have to live in the City and would have to be a reserve firefighter. There were some firefighters from Salt Lake City that wanted to do a lateral transfer. Doing that creates a number of internal inequities. City Manager Gary Esplin explained as the reserve firefighters move up through the ranks, they learn what it is to be a volunteer firefighter and to appreciate the dedication and appreciation of ...


City Council Minutes 06/19/2014:
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Planning Commission Minutes 03/28/2006:
...ioner Clayton said this motion also includes the hammer head that was just volunteered by the applicant. All voted aye.DISCUSSION ON MOTIONCouncil Member Gail Bunker said it is disturbing to her to think of the hammer head in there and eliminating the connectivity between the development site. The connectivity and the PLANNING COMMISSIONMarch 28, 2006Page Sixtraffic would then be forced on Tonaquint Drive whereas if there was some connectivity among these developments then it would alleviate that problem.Commissioner Clayton said the traffic would come from Legacy through the Joshua’s to Tonaquint. It would not be visa versa because that would be a difficult way to go. Connectivity can also be created with a walking path.Commissioner Clayton said his motion should include that the applicant consider a solution to foot traffic between the two subdivisions to City standards. Commissioner Bracken seconded that into the motion. Commissioner Burks voted nay. Commissioner Taylor and Commissioner Campbell voted aye. The motion passes with a vote of 4 to 1.Commissioner Clayton stepped down due to conflict of interest for the next two final plats for Lakota Phase 1 and 2 Amended.PUBLIC HEARING - AMEND FINAL PLATSA. Consider a request to amend the final plat for Lakota Phase 1 to change the private ownership lots to private ownership building pads with common and limited common area located on the eastside of Snow Canyon Parkway and Dixie Downs Road intersection. Ence Homes, applicant. Case No. 2006-FPA-015Planner Mark Bradley said these next two items can be taken together. Mark said the change is from lots to pads so they can end up with a 10 ft. setback instead of an 8 ft. The number of dwelling units would remain the same. Mark said all building pad separations including rear yard areas are required to meet the minimum separation for single-story dwellings as per the City Zoning Regulations found in the PD zone.Jay Sandberg City Engineer said there are some units that will have rock walls. Jay said they don’t have high rock walls. There are only about 4 lots that will be impacted by the rock walls. Mark said the City allows about 3 ft. for grading purposes. Anyone that wants a privacy wall or a block wall higher they would have to have the 16 ft. separation between the units.B. Consider a request to amend the final plat for Lakota Phase 2 to change the private ownership lots to private ownership building pads with common and limited common area located on the eastside of Snow Canyon Parkway and Dixie Downs Road intersection. Ence Homes, applicant. Case No. 2006-FPA-016PLANNING COMMISSIONMarch 28, 2006Page SevenKorey Kinder, Ence Homes, said as part of the building code this will give them the actual separation. As long as the note on the plat states there are several pads out there that would not have walls or anything else. Commissioner Campbell asked if the 10 ft. separation allows for any overhang? Korey replied no, just the roof overhang would be allowed.MOTION: Commissioner Bracken made a motion to recommend to City Council approval of final plats Lakota Phase 1 and 2 Amended, with the staff’s comments. Commissioner Taylor seconded the motion. All voted aye.Commissioner Clayton returned to his seat on the Planning Commission board.PUBLIC HEARING - GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENTConsider a request to amend the General Plan - Land Use Map to change the land use designation of Open Space to Very Low Density Residential (up to 1 du/ac) on 93.51 acres on property located west of Tonaquint Drive, south of the Tonaquint Terrace Subdivision, and north/northwest of the Estates of Bloomington Subdivision. State Trust Lands Administration and Quality Development, applicants. Case No. 2006-GAP-001Bob Nicholson said there are two related requests before the Planning Commission tonight, the General Plan amendment and the zone change request. The area is along the ridge line overlooking Bloomington. The project is owned by SITLA. The area is very unique with numerous rock outcroppings throughout the 93 acre site. In their most recently proposal, the applicant has set aside certain areas for open space. They also propose to protect areas within the private lots which are outside the building pad area. There is also a large area currently outside the City boundary proposed as open space for a ‘City Rock Park’. The rock park area has large boulders of approximately 8 to 10 ft. tall. Adjacent to this area is a smaller area proposed for a developed City park. The applicant’s intent is to donate the rock park area to the City. Bob said staff is concerned about preserving the unique rock features both in the open space areas and within the proposed lots. Agreements need to be created for the open space donation and for preservation of other unique areas with rock outcropping.PLANNING COMMISSIONMarch 28, 2006Page EightBob said let’s consider these as separate items, 1) a general plan amendment and 2) a zone change request. Some of the rock formations remain mostly at the surface. Some are 10 ft. tall and some are fairly flat. Bob said staff has some concern about pads 60, 61 and 67 which are on the far west, and pad 20 which is further east.Curt Gordon with SITLA presented a slide show. There are special areas that will be dedicated as no disturb areas. Their intention is to have larger lots for this subdivision. The homes will be custom home sites. Curt said the private deed restriction area is about 45 acres. The area around the home will be left open. They want to preserve as much of the natural landscape as possible. Commissioner Campbell asked if on the pads the builder would build the pad up. Curt said they plan to deed restrict the pads against that. Each home will be looked at very closely. Curt said they don’t plan on having fencing to separate lots. Curt said they have done a great deal of preservation on this parcel. Kent Perkins, City Leisure Services Director said Bob Nicholson indicated that the developer would plan to dedicate the public park. He was hoping that the developer would explain what they plan on doing and then he would like to make comments on that.Curt Gordan with SITLA said they plan on bringing a road around the open space. There is also a place for a trail head. There will also be a trail along the ridge overlooking Bloomington which should be a natural trail. The other trails will be a paved surface. They would like to see a public park built before the subdivision is started. It is not their intent to build a park for the City then give it to them and then have them collect impact fees for the project. That is not what they want to do. But they will set that piece aside for a park. Kent Perkins said the City’s concern is the approval process and how the proposed park is to be deeded to the City. His concern is that once they receive approval on this development that they will do something else with the discussed park area. He feels there needs to be a mechanism so that both sides are honored in that regard. Kent explained the concern of applicants going through the approval process and find out later that there is a change of heart and then the land won’t be deeded to the City and at some point it could be developed. Commissioner Clayton said it his understanding that a zone change request cannot have conditions attached and that would include this General Plan as well. Is that correct? Deputy City Attorney Paula Houston replied you are correct. Commissioner Clayton said the applicants are setting aside some sensitive areas and in the process they identify property that will be gifted to the City. Chairman Almquist said their motivation would be to keep with the General Plan.PLANNING COMMISSIONMarch 28, 2006Page NineMark Bradley said as the Planning Commission considers this they need to be aware of the comments in the General Plan. He referred to Section 6.10.1 Open Space Policies of the General Plan. Open space on the general plan is not a holding designation for future development. It is intended to be preserved permanently free from development left in a natural state and/or use for recreational purposes such as parks, golf courses and pedestrian/bicycle trails. Mark said the Planning Commission needs to ask themselves why take open space and zone it to R-1-40 and then use it as open space park land. There needs to be ways to protect these rock areas. If this request is approved there is no guarantee that these open space and rock outcropping areas would be preserved as shown on the applicants exhibits. Commissioner Taylor said it can be addressed with the preliminary plat. Mark said there could be a volunteer development agreement attached to this request.Curt Gordan said e...


City Council Minutes 03/26/2015:
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City Council Minutes 08/11/2016:
... tomorrow.    Councilmember Randall reported that the Doctors Volunteer Clinic Board met Tuesday.  In three months, they have seen 5...


City Council Meeting Minutes Minutes 04/19/2018:
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City Council Meeting Minutes Minutes 10/12/2017:
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City Council Meeting Minutes Minutes 05/24/2018:
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City Council Meeting Minutes Minutes 05/17/2018:
...ment.   City Attorney Shawn Guzman explained the property owner can volunteer to limit some of the uses, but it makes it harder to track in the...


City Council Minutes 10/03/2013:
... Mayor McArthur with plaque. Mayor McArthur thanked all of those who volunteer their time at the Huntsman World Senior Games. AWARD OF BID: ...


City Council Meeting Minutes Minutes 10/03/2019:
... 2018 -2019; Ride Totals; Revenue; Events at the Park; North Pole Express; Volunteer Spotlight; and Summer Camps.   COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC: ...


City Council Meeting Minutes Minutes 06/15/2017:
... Funds and the Riverwalk project.   Councilmember Hughes noted that volunteer hours are declining.   Councilmember Bowcutt mentioned the...


St. George YCC Raises Money for Make-A-Wish Utah Press Release 05/24/2017:
...sp; The YCC is chartered by the City government of St. George The members volunteer their own time every week to engage in community- based service projects, learn how to become leaders, interact with our City Council and plan team building activities for the YCC and the broader youth community. Every member of the Council gets a chance to lead a group of peers to complete service projects and other activities. Each member also shadows someone from the City government in their job for a day. The members perform a variety of community service projects volunteering their time and energy to help others.   # # #


Planning Commission Minutes 06/22/2010:
...he roof lines. The facility is surrounded by other businesses. This is a volunteer center for adults. They would like to use the facility for learn...


Planning Commission Agenda 05/25/2010:
...ing not to put a fence up between them and the church. There will be some volunteer between the church and the Learning Center.Commissioner Burks ask...


City Council Minutes 01/05/2017:
...he Council cannot bind the applicant.   The applicant is free to volunteer to do what they wish; a zone change cannot be conditional unless ...


City Council Minutes 02/09/2017:
... funding for the Little Valley fire station, staffing the fire station and volunteer firefighters.  Deputy Chief Taylor outlined the requests for...


Meeting Minutes Minutes 04/20/2017:
...sed quite a bit.   Councilmember Randall reported that the Doctors Volunteer Clinic Gala was well attended.     A discussion took ...


Planning Commission Minutes 03/24/2009:
...uld like to have other people in her home for company. She also enjoys her volunteer work in acute rehab at the hospital. She has room in her home and...


City Council Minutes 05/05/2005:
...ayor McArthur announced that the City maintained a list of individuals who volunteer to open City Council meetings with an invocation, and anyone wish...


City Council Minutes 05/23/2000:
...and Rick Welch was promoted to fill that position. There are currently 58 volunteer firefighters, 6 of whom are also City employees. City Manager...


City Council Minutes 07/23/2002:
...lin commented that if the City owned two buses, it could give funds to the Volunteer Center and provide insurance to operate the system. This would p...


City Council Minutes 10/02/2003:
... SERVICES CONTRACT: Consider approval of a services contract with the Volunteer Center. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the contract with the County is for funding of a coordinator for court-ordered community service, with the County paying half the cost. He recommended approval. A motion was made by Council Member Allen and seconded by Council Member Isom to approve the contract. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider a zone change for a portion of Halfway Wash from R-3 to OS located at approximately 1550 West 1040 North between the Parkside Phase 3 Subdivision and the proposed Tobler Subdivision. Brian Neville, applicant. Associate Planner Mark Bradley explained that the subject property involves a portion of the Halfway wash and the zone change is needed in order to allow for development of two- story multi-family units with a 10' setback instead of a 20' setback. The goal of the General Plan is to have the flood plain areas zoned Open Space. The Planning Commission recommended approval. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing. Council Member Whatcott commented that the zone change appeared to be beneficial to the developer, as well as the City, as the City would be getting more open space. Mr. Bradley explained that a land trade was involved. The City obtained land along the wash to preserve for a trail, and the developer obtained useable area as well. Staff St. George City Council Minutes October 2, 2003 Page Five met with the applicant to address concerns about how close the buildings will be to the wash area, and the applicant has worked with staff to locate the buildings in an appropriate way to address staff?s concerns. Council Member Whatcott expressed concern with the decrease in setback from 20' to 10'. Mayor McArthur commented that the City Council would see the layout of the buildings at a future date. Fire Chief Robert Stoker advised he had not seen the project, but would not until platting took place. Mr. Bradley explained that the applicant has satisfied the Engineering Department?s concerns with the proximity of the building to the floodplain and wash. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Whatcott to approve the zone change by ordinance. Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Isom - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. SET PUBLIC HEARING: Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held September 23, 2003, recommended a public hearing be scheduled for November 6, 2003 at 5:00 p.m. to consider an amendment to the City?s Zoning Ordinance, Chapter 2, Definitions, to delete a portion of the family definition regarding college students. The City of St. George is the applicant. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Isom to set the public hearing as recommended by the Planning Commission. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. PRELIMINARY PLAT: Associate Planner Mark Bradley explained that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held September 23, 2003, recommended approval of the preliminary plat for Augustus Point located at 1500 W. Snow Canyon Parkway west of Paradise Canyon. Brett and Ed Burgess are the applicants. He clarified that the Planning Commission recommended approval using the Alternate 1 cross-section with the trail incorporated in the first retaining wall and subject to the trail and landscape development agreement being finalized. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that staff has received a copy of the proposed development agreement, but suggested the City Council hold of on approval of it as there is some responsibility the City is taking on in exchange for the trail easement, and he was not prepared to make a recommendation. However, he recommended that the preliminary plat be approved. A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott and seconded by Council Member Orton to approve the preliminary plat, but hold off on approval of the development agreement. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. HILLSIDE DEVELOPMENT PERMIT: Associate Planner Mark Bradley explained that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held September 23, 2003, recommended approval of a hillside development permit for Stone Cove Subdivision located at 1450 South 2580 East subject to the recommendations of the Hillside Review Board, as follows: 1. The non-graded pad lots are not to exceed 10' in height with regard to cuts. 2. Details of the road alignment at 2580 East and 1450 South intersection be worked out. 3. Street trees be placed along 1450 South Street. 4. The intersection alignment be worked out before the preliminary plat is submitted. The applicant is Norm Dobson. St. George City Council Minutes October 2, 2003 Page Six City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the alignment of the intersection does not have any bearing on this item, as the request is for a hillside development permit, and the City Council will see the intersection alignment as part of the preliminary plat process. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Allen to approve the hillside development permit as recommended by the Planning Commission. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. LOT SPLIT: Associate Planner Mark Bradley explained that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held September 23, 2003, recommended approval of a lot split for Lot 7, Ft. Pierce Industrial Park, located at 3840 South 1600 East Cr. Jerry Lewis is the applicant. A motion was made by Council Member Isom and seconded by Council Member Gardner to approve the lot split. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. HILLSIDE DEVELOPMENT PERMIT STATUS REPORT: Associate Planner Mark Bradley explained that the hillside development permit previously granted to Russell Limb for his property south of The Knolls has expired. The site is 25% complete. The applicant would like to request additional time. Russell Limb, applicant, requested an additional nine months. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Orton to extend the hillside development permit for an additional nine months. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT: Consider approval of a conditional use permit for transitional housing for mental health recovery for six adult males at 230 East Tabernacle. Southwest Center, applicant. Associate Planner Mark Bradley explained that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held September 23, 2003, recommended approval of the request on a five to two vote, subject to the following conditions: 1. The Southwest Center put up a solid wall between its property and the Montessori School. 2. Evidence be provided that there is adequate parking on site. 3. Evidence be provided that the 5% landscape requirement is met. 4. Zero tolerance of behavior. 5. No adjudicated person or anyone who poses any violence to the public health, safety and general welfare is allowed to reside at the location. Council Member Isom inquired if there were any offenses when a residential treatment center was previously located at the subject site. Council Member Whatcott commented that the residential treatment center was located there before the Montessori School was in existence, and perhaps the treatment center fit better into the area then, but the City had changed. Stephanie Volker, Community Resource Director for the Southwest Center, explained that the Southwest Center is a public mental health organization mandated to provide services for the mentally ill in the community. Their greatest need was for low income housing. She explained that former patients of the state hospital, as part of their continued care, are located in a 24 hour supervised residential treatment center in Cedar City. From there the Southwest Center has not had a residential or independent living center to further maintain their skills. In the past these patients have not made the best tenants as staff has not been able to get them to a place where they could be productive in the community. This facility will provide an additional step they have not had in the past. Council Member Gardner inquired of Ms. Volker how the Southwest Center would know a patient was not adjudicated. Ms. Volker replied that this knowledge would come from the patient?s history. Persons who were violent or adjudicated would not reside in this type of facility. Paul Thorpe, Director of the Southwest Center, explained that the Southwest Center is sensitive to the issues of the Montessori School and the community, and would never place them in jeopardy. He stated with assurity that he would not be opposed to being next to a facility of this type knowing the people who would be placed there. St. George City Council Minutes October 2, 2003 Page Seven Mayor McArthur inquired how long a resident would reside there. Mr. Thorpe replied that the Southwest Center has not had a facility of this type before. The individuals are living independently and not succeeding. They do not know how to cook, clean, or manage time. It is hoped a facility of this type will allow staff to spend additional time with them so they can succeed independently in the community. Council Member Orton inquired why there would only be six residents. Mr. Thorpe replied that Southwest Center owns the facility, and six is all it will hold. If there were more than six residents at the residential facility, 24 hours a day staff would be needed. Ms. Volker explained that there are six single rooms in the facility, and the residents will do better with more privacy. Mayor McArthur inquired if a state license was required. Mr. Thorpe replied that this level of care does not require a license or staff, as it is considered transitional independent living. Laura Bergeson, owner and director of the Dayspring Montessori School, explained that her two acre campus backs up against the subject site. The school serves 87 families and has 120 students and 12 professional employees. She encouraged denial of the request. Council Member Gardner inquired of Mrs. Bergeson if the proposed wall solved some of her concerns. Mrs. Bergeson replied that while the wall solved some of the concerns, the children will be within 30' of the back door of the proposed facility. The Montessori school has an open campus, and someone could walk right onto the campus and into a classroom. Council Member Gardner commented that the residents will be gone during the daytime. Ms. Volker commented that a resident could be at the residential facility during the day if he was sick or decided to stay home, but daily contact would be made. Julie Ward, co-owner and director of Dayspring Montessori, stated that while she knew this type of facility was needed and she was not against the facility itself, she was opposed to the location. The type of people who will be residing in the facility will be unpredictable, as that is one of the main definitions of mental illness. Because the school would not be able to assure the well-being of the children entrusted to them, changes in the playground and staffing would have to be made. She recommended the City Council consider the impact this location would have on the community and the Montessori school. Bruce Bergeson, co-owner of the Dayspring Montessori school, advised that he had expertise and experience in the area of mental illness, as well as a masters degree in rehabilitation counseling. He commented that placement in this residential facility will be the first opportunity these individuals have had since they were committed where there was not any supervision, and if a problem arises, it will be in this situation. While medication and therapy have done wonders for the mentally ill, many go off their medication because they feel good and feel they no longer need it. While the Southwest Center says it will try and supervise, they cannot make sure every patient will take his medication every day. Some times medication makes a person feel rotten, and they don?t want to take it so they stop it. Putting up a block wall close to the school will not stop the children from hearing outbursts or swearing, nor keep the residents from walking around the side where there is a chain link fence around the playground area. He stated that while he would not argue the need for the facility, the proposed location is not the right place. He stated it was his experience that the mentally ill are attracted to children, not necessarily to do them harm, but the laughter of children will attract them. With regard to whether or not he was over-reacting, he spoke with Marshall Topham who strongly recommends the facility not be located next to a school. He advised he also spoke with Dixie Andrus, Ray Brooks, Rob Stevenson, Richard Holmes, Burke Staheli, Harry Gentry and John Whatcott, and every one was flabbergasted that the Southwest Center would proposed locating a facility of this type next to a school. He stated the proposed location was not best for the children or for the clients, as it would put them in a situation where it would be probable there would be problems which would affect their treatment and progress. He commented that City government should not be in the business of putting businesses in jeopardy and children in harm. St. George City Council Minutes October 2, 2003 Page Eight Donna Martin, a nurse presently employed at the St. George Care Center and grandmother of one of the children at the Montessori School, commented that someone with a shattered mind is totally unpredictable and at times can be violent for no apparent reason. When they feel good, they feel they don?t need their medication, and as a nurse she finds it difficult to give patients their meds. She commented she has seen schizophrenics strike out at their caregivers for no apparent reason, while another took all his clothes off and pranced down a hallway in front of children, and these were patients with 24 hour care. Michael Deal, Financial Director for the Southwest Center, explained that adjudicated or violent persons would not be housed at the proposed facility, and while some may have been at the state hospital, not all had been committed. He explained that the proposed residents are residents of St. George and Washington County, and will not be brought in from out of state for profit. The Southwest Center is a public entity and it is the City?s responsibility to help them. The proposed facility will help the mentally ill to learn, and they are currently living here today, whether in their cars, on the streets, or in apartments. Mental illness crosses economic and religious boundaries, and this is a step to work with them to be better citizens in the community, with the goal of at some time getting to the point where they can live in an apartment and be a better tenant. Jim Bound, a parent of a child at the Montessori school, advised that up to this point he has felt comfortable about dropping his children off at the school, and while he was not arguing the importance of this type of facility, the residents of the facility will have severe and persistent mental illness, and he has concerns about an unsupervised facility so close to his children and school. Rick Jamison, owner of the H&R Block building next to the proposed facility, advised that he was the health director for an Indian tribe for seven years and has great sympathy for individuals with mental illness. He stated he knew from experience that the safety of individuals around the facility could not be guaranteed. He expressed concern for the safety of his female employees who work late at night. He stated the only way to guarantee the safety of his employees would be to build a wall down his property line which would eliminate most of the available parking. He stated that the proposed location of the facility would impact his ability to make a living and run a successful business. Lola Sims advised that she lives next door to the proposed facility and the two properties are separated only by a driveway. She stated her biggest concern was for the safety of the children at Montessori as she hears and enjoys them every day. She is also concerned about her own health. When a rehab center was located previously in this facility, the young people paced outside all day and smoked, and she is allergic to cigarette smoke. Her air conditioner brought the smoke into her house. She also expressed concern about coming home alone at night and with residents of the facility parking in her driveway. She expressed concern about the facility being located only two blocks from the downtown area, and commented there must be a better place for it to be located. Lucinda Sessions advised she has suffered with major depression and borderline personality disorder and has been in and out of hospitals and psych units. She stated she knew the type of people at this stage in their lives. She advised she lost her children because of her mental illness but has gotten them back as adults. She advised that homes like the one proposed work, and if not for them, she would not be where she is at today. She volunteers at the hospital and is a foster mother to children who have ment...


City Council Minutes 09/02/2004:
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City Council Minutes 04/01/2004:
...r on April 5 at 6:30 p.m. She distributed a newsletter and explained that volunteers were needed to help hide eggs. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of a blanket contract for solid waste pick-up at City facilities. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that this item was tabled. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of a contract with Questar Gas for installation of an 8" main gas line extension on Skyline Drive. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen recommended approval of an agreement with Questar Gas for installation of an 8" gas line extension on Skyline Drive in the amount of $38,130. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Allen to approve the contract as recommended. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. Mayor McArthur invited a Scout in the audience to introduce himself. SPECIAL EVENT PERMIT: Consider approval of a special event permit for an off-site auto sale at the Red Cliffs Mall. Stephen Wade Auto Center, applicant. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that there have been no problems in the past associated with this event. The Red Cliffs Mall has used their allotment of events, therefore special approval is needed to hold this event. A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott and seconded by Council Member Orton to approve the special event permit. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. SPECIAL EVENT PERMIT: Consider approval of a special event permit for a carnival at the Red Cliffs Mall. Royal West Amusements, Inc., applicant. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that there have been no indications from staff that there have been problems with this event in the past. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Allen to approve the special event permit. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. SCHEDULE PUBLIC HEARING: Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held March 23, 2004, recommended a public hearing be scheduled for May 6, 2004 at 5:00 p.m. to consider amending St. George City Code, Title 10, Zoning Regulations, Chapter 7, Residential Zones, Article D, Mobile Home Zones, Section 10-7D-3 to allow St. George City Council Minutes April 1, 2004 Page Two site built homes within mobile home subdivisions, and Section 10-7D-2 to establish a definition for ?site built? within the Mobile Home Zone Chapter. City of St. George, applicant. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Orton to schedule the public hearing as recommended. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. FINAL PLATS: Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held March 23, 2004, recommended approval of the following final plats: A. The Knolls at Little Valley, Phase 3. Ed Burgess, applicant. B. Meadow Valley Estates, Phase 1. Ed Burgess, applicant. C. Cove Creek Commercial Subdivision. Pope Engineering, agent. A motion was made by Council Member Orton and seconded by Council Member Whatcott to approve the final plats and authorize the Mayor to sign them. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. PRELIMINARY PLAT: Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held March 23, 2004, recommended approval of the preliminary plat for Hilton Gardens Subdivision with seven commercial lots located at 1670 South Convention Center Drive. Cameron Gunter, representing Ellsworth Paulsen Construction, applicant. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Whatcott to approve the preliminary plat as recommended. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. LOT SPLIT: Planner Ray Snyder advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held March 23, 2004, recommended approval of a lot split for property located at 2155 South 2350 East in an A-1 zone. Elroy ?Herb? Bundy, applicant. Staff has reviewed the lot requirements and the request is in conformance. The applicant is aware of the assessment requirements due to the SID which affects the property. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that the additional assessment would have to be paid in cash as the bond had already been issued. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Allen to approve the lot split. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. HILLSIDE DEVELOPMENT PERMIT: Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held March 23, 2004, recommended approval of a hillside development permit to excavate a portion of a hillside behind the former Atkin Tire building located at 325 N. Bluff. Danny Vaca, Three Amigos Meat Market, applicant. The Hillside Review Board also recommended approval. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Allen to approve the hillside development permit as recommended by the Planning Commission and Hillside Review Board. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT: Consider approval of a conditional use permit to operate a pre-school for up to 12 children in an R-1-8 zone at 233 North 1160 West. Michael and Ginny Nobis, applicants. Planner Ray Snyder advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held March 23, 2004, recommended approval subject to a final inspection by the Fire Department and Planning Department. The applicant would like to use the upstairs for a playroom and would like to hold a two hour session on Tuesdays and Thursdays. One neighbor expressed opposition to the request. The applicant understands that if the hours or number of children are expanded, she would again have to appear before the City Council, or if problems arise from the preschool, the conditional use permit could be revoked. Traffic should not be a problem as most of the children attending the preschool live in the neighborhood and will be walked to school by their parents. Ginny Nobis, applicant, explained that she is currently a Kindergarten teacher, and a parent will volunteer to help her daily with the children. The fire inspection was rec...


City Council Minutes 11/15/2001:
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City Council Minutes 02/07/2002:
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City Council Minutes 04/13/2000:
...ctor Kent Perkins advised that through Recreation and the Nature Center, a volunteer corp has been formed. Volunteers will attend an orientation and be available to assist at the dinosaur tracks. Mr. Johnson advised the dinosaur tracks are considered to be a world-class find and are 200-206 million years old. He would like to donate the tracks to an entity, whether it be Dixie College or the City, in exchange for a long term commitment to care for them. Councilmember Gardner inquired if Mr. Johnson would prefer the tracks be kept together in one collection or scattered among several different sites. Mr. Johnson replied he preferred they be kept in one site. Mrs. Johnson suggested the idea of a dinosaur exploratorium be pursued with an opportunity for hands-on learning. Mayor McArthur commented the City was committed to protecting the dinosaur site as well as being interested in long term management of the tracks. City Manager Gary Esplin suggested the tracks be displayed in the new museum at the Dixie Center, however, the amount of space needed for the exhibit would have to be determined. Mr. Johnson advised his most pressing need at this time was for volunteers and to have the tracks fenced so that they could be managed. Sh...


City Council Minutes 07/11/2002:
... their march and celebration on July 26, 2002. Mary Herrera, Vista volunteer, explained that July 26, 2002 is the 12th anniversary of the Amer...


City Council Minutes 05/03/2001:
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City Council Minutes 02/16/2006:
...r. 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 an...


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City Council Minutes 04/21/2011:
...int presentation honoring Mary Sandberg Williams as an Art Historian and volunteer. Mayor McArthur then presented her with an award of excellence. Leisure Services Director Kent Perkins said the upcoming 32rd St. George Arts Festival will be held on April 22 and 23. He stated there are 113 artists this year and encouraged everyone to attend. City Forester Doug Wulfenstein announced the City had received from the Arbor Day Foundation the Tree City USA Award for the 19th year in a row and for the 4th year received the Arbor Day Foundation Growth Award. He said the City will be celebrating Arbor Day on April 30th from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. He stated there were 900 trees planted throughout the City this past year. He thanked the Mayor and Council Members for their support. St. George City Council Minutes April 21, 2011 Page Two Mayor McArthur recognized students from the Bloomington Elementary Student Council along with teacher, Mrs. Carter. TABLE ITEMS: Gary Esplin, City Manager, stated Item 2A to consider approval of an agreement with Rosenberg Associates to design the Mathis Bridge/Dixie Drive widening was tabled from the agenda. CONSENT CALENDAR: Consider approval of airport hangar leases with Chandelle Aviation, Jeffrey T. Hamilton, and WY-FI, LLC. City Manager Gary Esplin stated hangar lease with Chandelle Aviation was a standard lease. He recommended approval. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bunker to approve the airport hangar lease with Chandelle Aviation. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Pike. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist – aye Councilmember Bunker – aye Councilmember Nickle – aye Councilmember Pike – aye Councilmember Shakespeare – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that there were two additional requests for approval of hangar leases which had not been included in the motion. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bunker to approve the airport hangar lease with Jeffrey T. Hamilton and WY-FI, LLC. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Pike. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist – aye Councilmember Bunker – aye Councilmember Nickle – aye Councilmember Pike – aye Councilmember Shakespeare – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. CONSENT CALENDAR: Consider approval of a FBO sublease for Eric’s Leading Edge. Councilmember Shakespeare asked if the sublease had been reviewed by the Legal Department. City Attorney Shawn Guzman stated that it was being reviewed but had not been completed. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Pike to approve the FBO sublease for Eric’s Leading Edge contingent on the review by the Legal Department. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist – aye Councilmember Bunker – aye Councilmember Nickle – aye Councilmember Pike – aye St. George City Council Minutes April 21, 2011 Page Three Councilmember Shakespeare – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. CONSENT CALENDAR: Consider approval of an Amendment to the Direct Jet Center FBO lease. Mr. Joby Venuti presented a drawing of the amended lease area. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Pike to approve the Amendment to the Direct Jet Center FBO lease. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Shakespeare. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Almquist – aye Councilmember Bunker – aye Councilmember Nickle – aye Councilmember Pike – aye Councilmember Shakespeare – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PUBLIC HEARINGS/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider approval of a zone change on 25.59 acres from R-1-10 with a development agreement to RE-20 on 13.16 acres and RE-37.5 on 12.43 acres located south of the Rancho Verde Estates Subdivision at approximately 3800 South Little Valley Road. Curt Gordon, applicant. City Planner Craig Harvey stated this request is to rezone an R-1-10 to RE-37.5 and RE-20.0. He said the property is located south of and adjacent to the rancho Verde Estates subdivision on the south end of Little Valley Road. Mr. Harvey explained under the General Plan it is Low Density Residential and the proposal is for an overall density of 1.67 dwelling units per acre. The Planning Commission recommended approval. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to approve the zone change request. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Nickle. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Councilmember Nickle – aye Councilmember Shakespeare – aye Councilmember Bunker – aye Councilmember Almquist – aye Councilmember Pike – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/AMENDMENT/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider an amendment to Title 10, Chapter 18, Section 5F, St. George City Code, to add alternative fencing and access options for double frontage lots in a subdivision subject to certain conditions. City Planner Craig Harvey stated the request was to amend the St. George City Code, Title 10 Zoning Regulations, chapter 18 Wall, Fences and Hedges, Section 5F “Surrounding Developments” to add an alternative fencing and access option for double frontage lots in subdivisions. He explained the request will also amend Title 11 Subdivision Regulations, Chapter 5 Improvements, Section 4C3a “Double Frontage Lots and Access to Lots”. Mr. Harvey said the Planning Commission recommended approval with the following language added to the code: “Where double frontage lots are platted and back onto a public road, an alternative wall type may be permitted on the back frontage if the following conditions apply: 1. The double frontage lot is located in an Agricultural Zone, Residential Estate Zone, or an R-a-10 or greater zone AND; 2. The St. George City Council Minutes April 21, 2011 Page Four double frontage lot has a public trail located on the back frontage of the lot adjacent to the public road; OR 3. The double frontage lot has a minimum ten (10’) foot wide planter strip on the back frontage adjacent to the public road. If the above conditions apply then the property owner or developer shall be allowed the following: 1. A six (6’) foot wall shall be permitted that is no more than 50% open, per lot. 2. The wall shall be constructed only of materials that consist of any combination of masonry block and decorative iron or a similar material. 3. If the back frontage of the lot is adjacent to a public trail, an access gate shall be permitted that is not wider than five (5’) feet and shall be constructed of decorative iron or a similar material. a. The gate may be solid or see-through. b. The gate shall swing to the interior of the lot. c. Motor vehicle access shall not be permitted.” He said under the Subdivision Code 11-5-4 Layout of Lots, Section C Double Frontage Lots and Access to Lots under 3a the sentence will be added “If certain conditions apply as stated in subsection 10-18-5F, an alternative wall type may be used.” Councilmember Bunker asked if there was any consideration for the materials used for the path. Mr. Harvey said that there wasn’t but they could add language requiring a natural surface as item d. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Shakespeare to approve the request to amend the City Zoning Regulations, Title 10, Chapter 18 Walls & Fences, Section 5F to add an alternative fencing and access option for double frontage lots in subdivision, subject to certain conditions as recommended by the Planning Commission and adding language requiring the path to be a natural surface. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Councilmember Pike – aye Councilmember Almquist – aye Councilmember Bunker – aye Councilmember Shakespeare – aye Councilmember Nickle – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/AMENDMENT/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider an amendment to Title 10, Chapter 10, Section 2, St. George City Code, to designate as either a permitted or conditional use the following uses: antique stores, consignment stores, used furniture stores, pawnshops, secondhand stores and thrift stores. City Planner Ray Snyder stated this is a City initiated recommendation for a zoning regulation amendment. He said since much of the downtown area was recently re-zoned to C-4 the subject of permitting antique shops, pawnshops, thrift shops, secondhand stores, resale shops, and consignment stores has repeatedly been questioned. He stated in February the Planning Commission held two discussion meetings on the topic after which staff was directed to return with a formal zoning amendment proposal. The requested change is to change the existing category of “pawnshops/secondhand stores” into several more defined categories. He referred to a slide of the existing code and a slide of the proposed code changes. The proposed changes include adding: Antique store; Furniture sales (used); and, Consignment store/pawnshop/secondhand store/thrift shop. An additional proposed change would be to have “Furniture sales and repair” worded to say “Furniture and large appliances sales (new) and repair.” Mr. Snyder explained after much discussion and two withdrawn motions the Planning Commission recommended on a vote of 5:2 that three line items be created out of the existing one. That an antique store be a single line item not permitted in C-1, but permitted in C-2, C-3 & C-4. That a furniture store (used) be a single line item not permitted in C-1, but permitted in C-2 & C-3, and a ‘conditional use’ in C-4. Also create a single line item such that consignment stores, pawnshops, St. George City Council Minutes April 21, 2011 Page Five secondhand stores, and thrift shops would all be permitted uses in the C-2, C-3 and C-4 zone, but would not be permitted in the C-1 zone. Mr. Snyder showed several slides of various properties on the Boulevard, on Main Street, on 100 East, on 100 West, on Sunset and on 700 South. Councilmember Almquist asked if the parking requirements were different for pawnshops. Mr. Snyder stated pawnshops were considered retail and parking requirements were based on the retail status. Councilmember Shakespeare stated she would like to have the council and staff work together and take a deeper look at the issue first. She said she would like to make the uses permitted on a conditional basis but since the State of Utah has changed its criteria on conditional uses she would like to take the time to look at the conditions they would like to add such as distance, aesthetics, and outside displays. She recommended it be tabled and brought to a work meeting so the council could see the various business areas throughout the City and discuss what conditions they would consider as pro or con. Mayor McArthur declared the hearing open. April Goodspeed stated she was the co-owner of Coyote Exchange located on Red Hills Parkway. She said the store was not a consignment store but it did offer both new and secondhand clothing. Ms. Goodspeed said they have had wonderful feedback from other business in the area. She said they are looking at moving to a space in the Boulevard Commons which currently is not permitted for the type of business she has. She stated she would like to see the request approved. There being no further comments, Mayor McArthur closed the hearing. There was general discussion about the request and the impact on the downtown area. City Manager Gary Esplin said he was not opposed to further study. He agreed there will more locations that may be vacant because of the economy. He suggested they look at the core area from I-15 to Bluff Street. He recommended staff continue to look at the issue and bring it back to a council work meeting within 30 days. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Shakespeare to table the request to consider an amendment to Title 10, Chapter 10, Section 2, St. George City Code, to designate as either a permitted or conditional use the following uses: antique stores, consignment stores, used furniture stores, pawnshops, secondhand stores and thrift stores and ask the staff to gather additional information before bringing the issue back to the council at a work meeting within 30 days. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Pike – aye Councilmember Almquist – aye Councilmember Bunker – aye Councilmember Shakespeare – aye Councilmember Nickle – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/AMENDMENT/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider an amendment to Title 10, Chapter 11, Section 2, St. George City Code, to add recycling as a permitted use with standards in the M-1 zone. City Planner Ray Snyder explained recycling of paper, glass, metals, etc. is not presently listed as a use in any zoning district in the City. He said staff and the Planning Commission recommend adding “recycling” in the M-1 zone as a permitted use, but not as a permitted use in the M-2 zone. St. George City Council Minutes April 21, 2011 Page Six Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bunker to approve the amendment to Title 10, Chapter 11, Section 2, St. George City Code, to add recycling as a permitted use with standards in the M-1 zone but not M-2 zone. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Almquist. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Councilmember Nickle – aye Councilmember Shakespeare – aye Councilmember Bunker – aye Councilmember Almquist – aye Councilmember Pike – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING: Consider approval of the 2011-2012 Community Development Block Grant Annual Action Plan. City Planner David Bates explained there is a thirty (30) day public notice for people to look at the fiscal year 2011-2012 action plan. He stated a major part of the plan is the budget for the CDBG money. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing. City Manager Gary Esplin stated the proposed activities to be undertaken next fiscal year by the City to meet Consolidated Plan priorities would include: the acquisition of offices for the DOVE Center in the amount of $75,000; the acquisition of the Family Support Center in the amount of $73,766; Down Payment Assistance Program in the amount of $196,090; removal of handicapped barriers at City Hall in the amount of $8,000 and CDBG Administration in the amount of $88,214. Mr. Esplin explained they reduced the individual loan amount for the Down Payment Assistance Program to $6,000 from $10,000 in order to help a greater number of people. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to approve the 2011-2012 Community Development Block Grant Annual Action Plan. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Nickle. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Nickle – aye Councilmember Shakespeare – aye Councilmember Bunker – aye Councilmember Almquist – aye Councilmember Pike – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. CONSENT CALENDAR: Consider approval of the financial report for March, 2011. City Manager Gary Esplin stated revenues are on target but Golf revenues continue to slump due to flooding issues at Southgate and Sunbrook as well as bad weather this year. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Nickle to approve the financial report for March, 2011. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Shakespeare. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Nickle – aye Councilmember Shakespeare – aye St. George City Council Minutes April 21, 2011 Page Seven Councilmember Bunker – aye Councilmember Almquist – aye Councilmember Pike – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. RESOLUTION: Consider approval of a resolution relinquishing a BLM right-of-way issued for a power line in the Bloomington area. Director of Energy Services Phil Solomon said they had been working with the BLM on other issues when Cathy Abbot who works for the BLM brought this to their attention regarding a right of way issue. Mr. Solomon explained the right-of-way was issued in 1982 to the City for a power line with the expectation it would tie into the power transmission lines south of Bloomington. He said the power line was never built and will probably not be built in any future time frame. The staff has determined it can be relinquished back to the BLM. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to approve the resolution relinquishing a BLM right-of-way issued for a power line in the Bloomington area. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Shakespeare. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Councilmember Nickle – aye Councilmember Shakespeare – aye Councilmember Bunker – aye Councilmember Almquist – aye Councilmember Pike – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT: Consider approval of a cooperative agreement with the UDOT Dept. of Aeronautics as a pass-through to receive funds from FAA Grant #3-49-0060-15. City Manager Gary Esplin stated this is the current year grant for $16,000,000. He explained once the cooperative agreement is approved the City should receive the check in a few months. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bunker to approve the cooperative agreement with the UDOT Dept. of Aeronautics as a pass-through to receive funds from FAA Grant #3-49-0060-15. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Almquist. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Nickle – aye Councilmember Shakespeare – aye Councilmember Bunker – aye Councilmember Almquist – aye Councilmember Pike – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT: Consider approval of a cooperative agreement with the UDOT Dept. of Aeronautics as a pass-through to receive funds from FAA Grant #3-49-0060-13. City Manager Gary Esplin stated this is for last year’s grant in the amount of $11,000,000. He explained that every year through 2016 the City would receive approximately $11,000,000. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Pike to approve the cooperative agreement with the UDOT Dept. of Aeronautics as a pass-through to receive funds from FAA Grant #3-49-0060-13. St. George City Council Minutes April 21, 2011 Page Eight SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Almquist. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Nickle – aye Councilmember Shakespeare – aye Councilmember Bunker – aye Councilmember Almquist – aye Councilmember Pike – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. SET PUBLIC HEARING: City Planner Ray Snyder advised the Planning Commission at its April 12, 2011 meeting recommended a public hearing be set for May 5, 2011 to consider amending the City General Plan to update the City’s Master Road Plan. Mr. Snyder explained that since that meeting staff had received an email from the Parks Department stating they were working on updating their Regional Trail Master Plan. The Parks Department has requested they be able to present their update along with the update to the City’s Master Road Plan. In order to do that Mr. Snyder stated the Planning Commission is asking to move the Public Hearing to June 2, 2011. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to set the public hearing to consider amending the City General Plan for June 2, 2011 rather than May 5, 2011. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bunker. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Nickle – aye Councilmember Shakespeare – aye Councilmember Bunker – aye Councilmember Almquist – aye Councilmember Pike – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. FINAL PLAT: Project Manager Todd Jacobsen stated this was a request for the Fossil Ridge Intermediate School Roadway Dedication Plat. He said it is located north of Fossil Ridge Intermediate School and west of the school along Mall Drive where there is a deceleration lane. City Manager Gary Esplin said when the school was built there were some issues as to why they didn’t dedicate the area at that time. He explained there was some question about who would be responsible for the improvements at the end of the road. He asked if the improvements have been put in. Mr. Jacobsen stated the thought the improvements had been put in but he wasn’t sure. Mr. Esplin said there was a problem with tying the end of the road in with another road. Mr. Jacobsen said there is a steep hill at the end of the road. Mr. Esplin recommended the item be tabled for two weeks in order to look in more detail at the road issue. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to table the item in order to study the issue further. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Pike. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Nickle – aye Councilmember Shakespeare – aye Councilmember Bunker – aye Councilmember Almquist – aye St. George City Council Minutes April 21, 2011 Page Nine Councilmember Pike – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. APPOINTMENTS: Appointments to various boards and commissions of the City. Mayor McArthur recommended that John Robison be a member of the Shade Tree Board. Mr. Robison has accepted. Mayor McArthur stated they still needed two additional members for the board. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Pike to appoint John Robison to the Shade Tree Board. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Almquist. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Nickle – aye Councilmember Shakespeare – aye Councilmember Bunker – aye Councilmember Almquist – aye Councilmember Pike – aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. City Forester Doug Wulfenstein presented a power point of last year’s Arbor Day celebrations. He stated the arbor was donated by the Southern Utah Homeowner’s Association. He said there were over 350 people who volunteered last year. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Consider approval of the mi...


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City Council Minutes 05/18/2006:
...50,000 to help fund a 1,920 sq. ft. addition to existing facility, (3) the Volunteer Center of Washington County for $25,000 to $35,000 to purchase a van; and (4) Dixie Care & Share for $5,000 for architectural services to expand the current site. He said that no decisions are expected to be made at the public hearing but that they would come back to the Council for their decision on funding. He said that the City can also come forward with projects. He said the three eligible uses are: (1) the project must benefit low/moderate income people defined as up to 80% income of the area median income or (2) to remove slum and blight with very rigid standards of what that means, or (3) to remove an immediate threat to public safety such as a dam breaking. He stated that most of the funds have to go to benefit low/moderate income people. Mr. Nicholson said that some of the things the City could do to comply with that requirement would be street improvements, water systems, fire hydrants, and sidewalks in certain areas. Council Member Gardner said that he would like to have the City look for the opportunity to buy homes in the downtown area that could be remodeled and put back into the private sector. He asked if funds could be used for that type of project. Mr. Nicholson stated that the funds could be used for that as long as the beneficiary were a low/moderate income person. Council Member Gardner stated that he would like to have the City look for homes that might meet that criteria. Mr. Nicholson stated that he was at a conference in San Antonio where he went out on a field trip to an affordable housing subdivision that had been developed through the City?s housing authority. He stated that they used CDBG funds to do the infrastructure. The requirement was that at least 51% of the homeowners in the subdivision had to be low/moderate income. St. George City Council Minutes May 18, 2006 Page Fifteen Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. Mr. Ralph Flanagan stated that he is the Executive Director of Dixie Care & Share. He said that he had been at the Dixie Care & Share for the past 6? years. He gave the Council a proposal that he said was a multi-year proposal. He said that two years ago he came to the Council and asked for money to do a site study. The report was turned back into the City in October of 2005 with findings that the current location at 131 North 300 West be better utilized. He said that they are now at phase 2 and that request is for funding in the amount of $5,000 to acquire local architectural services to design layout of the current facility. Ms. Linda Whitlock stated that she is the Executive Director of the Dove Center. She said that they are asking the Council for $250,000 to expand the facility. She said that last year they had an increase of 72% in services provided by the Dove Center. Ms. Whitlock said that they need more space for group meetings and educational training. She said that last year the Dove Center provided over 13,000 nights of safe shelter and services to over 1,400 victims and 2/3rds of those were children. She stated that if they can increase the facility by the requested 1,920 sq. footage they will be able to provide services to an additional 125 individuals. She said they could increase their services by 50% to groups by having an extra room. Council Member Bunker asked if there was adequate property to expand at the current location. Ms. Whitlock stated that there was adequate property within the confines of the fence and that they are currently working on the plans. City Attorney Shawn Guzman stated that it appears that the footprint of the existing building is bigger than the property the County owns. He asked who owns the property outside of the piece the County owns. Ms. Whitlock said that she didn?t know. She said that it?s been there thirteen years and the architect said that as long as they built within the confines of the fence they would be alright. City Attorney Guzman said that it was necessary to determine who owns the property because it could be State of Utah property that they would be expanding on. He stated that it needed to be resolved before they expanded. The architect stated that he pulled the plat and it appears to be part of the County property. He said the plat is on file in the City?s Building Department and that they are researching the issue. Ms. Linda Sappington stated that she is the Director of the Five County Senior Core and explained that one of their programs is the Senior Companion program. She stated that it has 28 volunteers who serve between 150 and 200 elderly and disabled individuals i...


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... balloons mark the height of the four corners of the building, or he could volunteer a piece of equipment to mark the height. MOTION: A motion to ...


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...nd some of the tree-lined streets through the Historic Village. There is a volunteer event April 27 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. sponsored by the Shade...