January 25, 1995, 5:30 p.m.
Mayor Lou Colosimo
James L. Jensen, L. Lamond Williams, Theressa O. Frandsen
L. Janet Oliveto Cobb Johnson (Public Works Director), Vernon W. Jones (Adminis. Assistant), Joanne Lessar (City
Recorder), Pat Larsen (Finance Director), Nick
Sampinos (City Attorney), Roy Nikas Aleck Shilaos (Chief of Police)
Absent and Excused: Gary Sonntag, City Engineer
Others Present: Jeff Poloni, Terry Bikakis
Mayor Colosimo led the Pledge of Allegiance. Roll was called with the above members in attendance.
1. MINUTES - January 3, 1995, January 11, 1995
Councilmember Frandsen moved that the minutes of January 3, 1995, and January 11, 1995, be approved as written. Motion seconded by Councilmember Oliveto and carried.
2. NOTRE DAME CATHOLIC CARNIVAL - Temporary Beer Permit
Councilmember Jensen moved that a temporary beer permit be approved for the Notre Dame Catholic Carnival to be held March 2-4, 1995. Motion seconded by Councilmember Nikas and carried.
3. ST. PATRICKS DAY PARADE - Travel Assistance For Bands
Councilmember Oliveto moved that contributions in the amount of $200 be approved for those bands traveling from out of town to participate in the St. Patricks Day Parade to be held on March 18. Motion seconded by Councilmember Nikas and carried.
4. MONT HARMON JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL - Contribution For Weather System
Councilmember Nikas moved that $500 be contributed to Mont Harmon Junior High School to purchase a weather system. Motion seconded by Councilmember Oliveto and carried. Brett Moulding, State Science Specialist, and Sterling Pulson, meteorologist for KUTV, selected Mont Harmon to be part of the State's weather system.
5. WATER EXPANSION PROJECT - Proposed Loans With CIB and Drinking Water Board, Increase In Water Rates
Tye Burgess and Bruce Allred, representing the City's Financial Advisor Kelly Murdock, discussed the City's proposed loans with the Community Impact Board in the amount of $2.195 million for 25 years at 3% interest, and the Drinking Water Board for $1.25 million for 20 years at .29% interest. These loans will be used to fund the Water Expansion Project. In addition, the City is considering in the near future to apply for an additional $900,000 CIB loan for 25 years at 3% interest. Mr. Burgess and Mr. Allred presented a graph breaking down the payment schedule and the amount of funds needed to repay these loans. The City currently receives an annual revenue of $162/year from each residential customer, $228/year from outside customers, and $676/year from commercial customers. In order to meet the debt requirements, water rates would need to be increased $5.47/month for each residential customer, $7.55/month for outside customers and $22.84/month for commercial customers. This is a flat percentage, and treats all rates the same. However, adjustments could be made if the City wanted to increase one rate higher than the other.
The benefits of the above loans are that they require 125% coverage. Even though some of these monies will be tied up in reserve funds, it is still the City's money and can be used in the future as additional spending is anticipated. Mr. Burgess and Mr. Allred recommended that the City act as soon as possible while the source of funding is available, as it is unknown what could happen in the future. One of the loans is subject to availability. The City needs to increase water rates and adopt a bond resolution before the loans are approved.
6. MAIN STREET PROJECT (SIDEWALKS) - Permission To Submit Grant
Application To State of Utah, Department of Transportation
Cobb Johnson requested permission to apply for a grant for ISTEA funds through the Utah Department of Transportation. This grant would coincide with the Main Street Project and would be used for the installation of sidewalks. The grant is in the amount of $100,000. The City's portion would be approximately $26,000, and would include the engineering portion. Councilmember Nikas moved that permission be given to submit the application for the grant. Motion seconded by Councilmember Williams and carried. No one from the general public opposed the program.
7. SWIMMING POOL BOILER SYSTEM - Technical Assistance Contract With Sid Nelson
Cobb Johnson requested permission to enter into a technical assistance contract with Sid Nelson to rebuild and upgrade the boiler and control system at the swimming pool. Mr. Nelson has agreed to an hourly rate of $23/hour, which is a time and a half rate. Councilmember Jensen moved that the contract be approved upon review by Mr. Sampinos and that the Mayor and City Recorder be authorized to execute the document. Motion seconded by Councilmember Frandsen and carried.
8. TEL AMERICA - Contract For Long Distance Telephone Service
Cobb Johnson requested permission to discontinue the WATTS telephone line with U.S.West and enter into a contract with Tel America to provide long distance telephone service. The City is currently paying $0.24/minute to U.S. West for calls inside the state. Tel America is quoting $0.12/minute for western states (including Utah), $0.14 for midwest states, and $0.16 for eastern states. Councilmember Nikas moved that the contract be approved upon review by Mr. Sampinos and that the Mayor and City Recorder be authorized to execute the document. Motion seconded by Councilmember Jensen and carried.
9. DETENTION BASIN PHASE I - Earthtec Testing & Engineering -
Councilmember Nikas moved that a partial payment in the amount of $5,810 be paid to Earthtec Testing & Engineering for the Geotechnical study on the Detention Basin, Phase I. Motion seconded by Councilmember Jensen and carried.
10. DOMINIC OLIVETO, JUNE OLIVETO - Quit Claim Deeds
Nick Sampinos reported that in 1946, 3 quit claim deeds were issued by the City involving property now owned by Dominic Oliveto and June Oliveto at approximately 7th East and 1st North. There is a 30' error in all 3 deeds. If this property is sold, it will be necessary to conduct a survey and one or more quit claim deeds issued by the City to correct this problem.
11. FOUR CORNERS MENTAL HEALTH ANNUAL LIFE SKILLS CONFERENCE - Contribution For Life Skills Conference
Mayor Colosimo reported that Four Corners Community Health Center, Inc., is requesting a contribution to help fund their 2nd Annual Life Skills conference planned for February 15th and 16th. Councilmember Jensen moved that $100 be contributed. Motion seconded by Councilmember Oliveto and carried.
12. PURCHASE OF FLOWERS FOR PARKS AND CEMETERY - Permission To Advertise To Receive Proposals
Councilmember Frandsen moved that permission be given to advertise to
receive proposals for the purchase of flowers for the Parks and Cemetery Departments.
Motion seconded by Councilmember Jensen and carried.
13. HOME OCCUPIED BUSINESS - Howe's Critter Sitter Service, 109
Molyneaux, Iris Howe-Owner
Councilmember Williams reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave a favorable recommendation to Iris Howe to operate a business out of her home located at 109 Molyneaux. This is a pet, house, and garden sitting service. Councilmember Williams moved that the business be approved upon payment of the business license fees. Motion seconded by Councilmember Oliveto and carried.
14. CEDAR RIDGE SUBDIVISION - Request To Hold Public Hearing For
Rezoning From R1-12 To R1-8, Request To Waive Fees
Councilmember Williams reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission reviewed the request of Ellis Pierce to rezone his new development, Cedar Ridge Subdivision, from an R1-12 to an R1-8 and gave a favorable recommendation. It was also recommend that a public hearing be held for the rezoning, and that the zoning fees be waived, as Mr. Pierce paid these fees approximately 2 years ago. Councilmember Williams moved that the area be rezoned, that the zoning fee be waived, and that a public hearing be scheduled for the rezoning. Motion seconded by Councilmember Jensen and carried.
15. DAVE COX - Travel Approved
Mayor Colosimo recommended that Dave Cox be authorized to attend a lifeguard instructor training course sponsored by the American Red Cross on February 3rd and 4th in Salt Lake. Councilmember Jensen moved that the travel be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Williams and carried.
16. INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENTS - Discussion
Mayor Colosimo informed the Council that he and Joanne Lessar reviewed the large number of industrial accidents occurring over the past years. There were several incidents involving the same employee year after year. The Council discussed reassigning these employees to other positions if they continue to have accidents. Vern Jones recommended forming a small committee to evaluate similar accidents. It was recommended that blood tests be conducted on all industrial accidents.
17. PENNEY SAMPINOS - Planning & Zoning Boardmember
Mayor Colosimo recommended that Penney Sampinos be appointed Planning
and Zoning Boardmember through 2-1-96, as a replacement for Delores Etzel. Councilmember
Oliveto moved that the appointment be ratified. Motion seconded by Councilmember Williams
18. LARRY BRUNO, GARY LYON - Reappointment To Planning and Zoning
Mayor Colosimo recommended that Gary Lyon and Larry Bruno, be reappointed as Planning and Zoning Boardmembers through 2-1-98. Councilmember Williams moved that the recommendation be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Oliveto and carried.
19. RICHARD GHIRARDELLI, ALFRED RICHENS, JOHN ANGOTTI - Establishment of Expiration Dates For Planning and Zoning Boardmembers
Mayor Colosimo recommended that the following be established as expiration dates for Planning and Zoning Boardmembers:
Richard Ghirardelli - February 1, 1997
Alfred Richens - February 1, 1997
Chairman John Angotti - February 1, 1996
Councilmember Jensen moved that the recommendation be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Williams and carried.
20. RESOLUTION #95-03 - Installation of Banners Across Price City Streets; Setting Forth A Fee For Installation
Vern Jones presented Resolution #95-03, providing for the installation of banners across Price City Streets and setting forth a fee for the installation. Councilmember Oliveto moved that Resolution #95-03 be approved and that the Mayor and City Recorder be authorized to sign the resolution. Motion seconded by Councilmember Frandsen and carried.
21. ORDINANCE #95-001 - BTAC Center Zoning Changes
Nick Sampinos presented Ordinance #95-001, amending a portion of the 1987 Land Development Code relating to changing a portion of the present Residential-Multiple 7 Zone (RM-7) to Central Development (CD) Zone near 400 South and 100 East, Price City. Councilmember Williams moved that Ordinance #95-001 be adopted, that the Mayor and City Recorder be authorized to sign the ordinance, and that it become effective upon publication. Motion seconded by Councilmember Frandsen and carried.
22. WATER EXPANSION PROJECT - Public Hearing Scheduled
Pat Larsen requested permission to schedule a public hearing to receive comments on the Water Expansion Project. Councilmember Williams moved that the public hearing be scheduled for February 22, 1995. Motion seconded by Councilmember Frandsen and carried.
23. RESOLUTION #95-04 - Business License Fee Schedule
Joanne Lessar presented Resolution #95-04, increasing business license fees. Councilmember Nikas moved that Resolution #95-04 be approved and that the Mayor and City Recorder be authorized to sign the resolution. Motion seconded by Councilmember Oliveto and carried.
24. BUSINESS LICENSE APPLICATIONS
The following business license applications were received:
A & M Specialties, 810 East Main, Martha & Alex Eenkhoorn-Owners, Misc. Retail (59) $100 Reciprocal License
Hamilton Towing, Community Ford Impound, Charles Hamilton-Owner, Towing Services (75.4) $100
Maximum Security Incorporated, 26 East Main, Kelly Labrum-Owner,
Locksmith & General Mcdse. (53) $100
Councilmember Nikas moved that the businesses be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Oliveto and carried.
25. LEGISLATIVE MEETING REPORT
Councilmember Williams presented a report on the Legislative Meeting held at the State Capitol January 18, 1995. During a visit with one of the other communities in the state, he learned that when kids perform their service hours, it is their requirement that one of their parents or a guardian be present to supervise them. They do not want city employees to act as baby sitters.
26. CEU MUSEUM - Meeting Scheduled With College Of Eastern Utah
Nick Sampinos reported that he and Vern reviewed the contract with the College of Eastern Utah regarding maintenance and the upkeep and repair of the museum. A contract was issued in 1971 and an addendum in 1987. The language in both contracts is very vague. It is their recommendation that a meeting be held with the President of CEU to enter into a new contract that would be fair to both parties. The Council directed that a meeting be scheduled.
27. PURCHASE OF POLICE CAR - Contract Awarded
Police Chief Shilaos reported that the committee assigned to review the proposals for purchase of a police car has awarded the contract to Community Ford in the amount of $16,900. It is within $300 of the State bid.
Councilmember Nikas moved that the meeting adjourn and that a meeting of the Redevelopment Agency convene. Motion seconded by Councilmember Oliveto and carried.
Meeting adjourned t 7:10 p.m.
Reconvened at 7:11 p.m.
28. WATER RATE INCREASE - Discussion
The Council reviewed the information presented earlier in the meeting by Mr. Burgess and Mr. Allred pertaining to water rates. The recommendation is to increase rates 40%. The minimum as well as the overage rate was reviewed. After further discussion, the Council agreed to an increase to $14 for a minimum of 10,000 gallons and either $1.40 or $1.50 for each additional 1,000 gallons. Pat Larsen recommended increasing the rates 37% to secure the present loans only. Once the additional $900,000 loan is secured, rates could be increased a little more at that time. It was the Council's feeling that rates be increased only once. Any extra funds accumulated will go directly into the water fund to be used for transmission lines and the secondary irrigation system.
Meeting adjourned at 8:00 p.m.
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