January 22, 1997, 5:00 p.m.
Mayor Lou Colosimo
Councilmembers: Roy A. Nikas, Betty P.
Wheeler, Joe L. Piccolo, Steve Bringhurst, Stephen L. Denison
Vernon W. Jones (Adminis. Ass't.), Joanne Lessar (City Recorder),
Nick Sampinos (City Attorney), Cobb Johnson (Public
Works Dir.), Aleck Shilaos (Police Chief)
Absent and Excused: Gary Sonntag, City Engineer
Others Present: Michelle Lea, Joe Keller,
Lamond Williams, Eleny Topham, Kevin Ashby
Mayor Colosimo led the Pledge of Allegiance. Roll was called with the above members in attendance.
1. MINUTES - January 6, 1997
MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that the minutes of the November 26, 1996 meeting be approved as written. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
2. MINUTES - January 8, 1997
MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that the minutes of the December 16, 1996 meeting be approved as written. Motion seconded by Councilmember Nikas and carried.
3. NOTRE DAME CATHOLIC CARNIVAL - Local Consent For Single Event Beer Permit
MOTION. Councilmember Wheeler moved that local consent be given for a single event beer permit for the Notre Dame Catholic Carnival to be held March 6-8, 1997. Motion seconded by Councilmember Nikas and carried.
4. PRICE RIVER WATER IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT - Sewer Fee Update
Lamond Williams, Price City's representative on the Price River Water Improvement District, reported that PRWID employee Rod Ivy has been assigned to work with the City on the sewer fee issue. Mr. Williams presented a map of the City's sewerlines which has been color-coded to indicate the size of the sewerline. Several lines can be taken over immediately, but there are a few that need to be reviewed. PRWID would like the City to provide them with information as to where the trouble spots are so that they can determine what repairs need to be made. They also need to know the location of privately owned sewerlines, as they are not identified on the map. In addition, they would like to know what funds have been spent in past years for maintenance.
The question arose as to whether PRWID is considering taking over ownership of the sewerlines or just maintenance. Mr. Williams felt they were looking more at ownership. Councilmember Piccolo questioned if PRWID controlled and owned the City's sewerlines, could they dictate where and where not development could take place? Mr. Sampinos stated that this could be worked out in an agreement at such time that the transfer of ownership occurs. It could be worded to state that the sewerlines have the capacity to further development within City limits. The takeover by PRWID would in no means curtail development or prevent it. However, the District would have the right to make sure each development meets with their standards. Councilmember Nikas asked Mr. Williams to stress the importance of getting this study completed so that the City knows where they stand when they begin their budget sessions. Councilmember Piccolo expressed his appreciation to PRWID for taking over the Slaugh and Fazzio Lane waterlines. Councilmember Nikas stated that the City was recently asked to approve PRWID's budget for 1997, but they had nothing to compare it with, therefore, could not make an intelligent comment on the budget. He asked that for future requests on the budget, if PRWID could provide the City with comparisons of former years. The Mayor and Council thanked Mr. Williams for his presentation and for his support on the PRWID board. They asked Mr. Williams to convey their thanks to PRWID for their efforts.
5. CEU FOUNDERS DAY CELEBRATION - Request For Sponsorship Discussed
Councilmember Bringhurst reported that the College of Eastern Utah has scheduled two events commemorating the 60th anniversary of the college. The first event will be held in Salt Lake on February 19th at Little America, and the second one will be held in Price on March 1st at the BDAC. They have set of goal of $60,000, which will be used for scholarships for local students. Sponsorships range from $500 to $5,000. The college is requesting that Price City sponsor a table in the amount of $1,000 at the Salt Lake event, which will include 10 seats. As this will be a very publicized event, he recommended that Price City attend this function. The event in Price will be $500 for a table of 8. He felt if the City purchased a sponsorship in Salt Lake, they would not have to purchase another one at the function in Price. The City could purchase a few tickets or each individual could purchase their own at $30/ticket. The Council directed that this item be reviewed further and placed on the next agenda.
6. HOME OCCUPIED BUSINESSES APPROVED - Woodruff's Services, BLH Construction, Masonry Masters, Perforations
Councilmember Piccolo reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave a favorable recommendation to the following home occupied businesses with the following stipulation on Perforations.
Woodruff's Services, , 765 North 700 East, Russell and Melanie Woodruff-Owners (lawn & yard care, video services)
BLH Construction, 568 North Eastridge, Kirk Childs-Owner (general contractor)
Masonry Masters, 893 North 400 East, R. Dickson Morley-Owner (general contractor)
Perforations, 464 East 400 South, Eddie Horvath-Owner (body
piercing). Stipulation that his services be performed at his client's home)
MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that the businesses be approved with the above stipulation on Perforations and upon payment of the business license fee. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
7. COMMUNICATIONS AND COMPUTER SERVICES, MINE SYSTEMS COMPANY, FEATURE
FILMS FOR FAMILIES, WELLS FARGO BANK - Conditional Use Permits
Councilmember Piccolo reported that the Planning and Zoning commission gave a favorable recommendation to the following for Conditional Use Permits with the following contingency on Wells Fargo Bank.
Communications and Computer Services, 88 East 100 South (business location)
Mine Systems Company, 355 South Carbon Avenue (BTAC) (business location)
Feature Films For Families, relocation To 720 East Main (change of use)
Wells Fargo Bank - 82 West Main (sign, contingent upon
satisfactory explanation of banner board)
MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that the above requests be approved pending the stipulation on the banner board at Wells Fargo Bank and any business licenses to be purchased. Further, that Conditional Use Permits be issued. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
8. SMITH ANNEXATION 1996 - Public Hearing Scheduled
Councilmember Piccolo reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave a favorable recommendation to Smith-Byrd L.L.C., Salt Lake, for annexation of a 10 acre plot located north of 3rd East. The Commission gave concept approval for a 14 lot subdivision in this area.
MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that the petition for
annexation be accepted and that a Public Hearing be scheduled for the February 12th
meeting. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
9. PRICE RIVER BUSINESS PARK - Amendment of Plat "B"
Councilmember Piccolo reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission reviewed Plat "B" of the Price River Business Park and found that a couple of items need to be changed. The alleyway deeded to the City by Carbon County needs to indicate Price City as the owner; the addition by the City Attorney acknowledging an L.L.C.; water and sewerline changes, and irrigation easements. MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that Plat "B" of the Price River Business Park be amended per the above items. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
10. PAUL WHEELER, VERN JONES, COBB JOHNSON, SAM WHITE, KEVIN MELE -
Mayor Colosimo presented the following travel requests and recommended approval.
Paul Wheeler, Vern Jones, Cobb Johnson, Sam White - Rural Water Association of Utah Annual Technical Conference, February 26-28, St. George
Kevin Mele - Standardized Field Sobriety Testing, February
MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that the travel be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
11. ROSE ETZEL - Reappointment To Planning and Zoning Commission
Mayor Colosimo recommended that Rose Etzel be re-appointed as a Boardmember on the Planning and Zoning Commission. MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that the re-appointment be ratified. Motion seconded by Councilmember Nikas and carried.
12. PURCHASE OF ATV - Approved
MOTION. Councilmember Wheeler moved that permission be given to purchase an ATV (4WD 4-wheeler) for use in removing snow around City Hall and the parking lots. Motion seconded by Councilmember Piccolo and carried.
13. D.A.R.E. GRADUATION - Fees Waived For Civic Auditorium
MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that rental fees be waived for use of the Civic Auditorium for the D.A.R.E. graduation on January 28th and 29th. Motion seconded by Councilmember Piccolo and carried.
14. WATER EXPANSION PROJECT, PUMP STATION/PIPELINE - Nelson Engineering
Contractors - Partial Payment #5
MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that Partial Payment #5 in the amount of $172,540.80 be paid to Nelson Irrigation and Construction for their contract on the Water Expansion Project, Pump Station and Pipeline, and that the 6% retainage fee be kept for 30-45 days until after the system is operational. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
15. GORDON CREEK WATER APPLICATION #91-282 (A32802) - Reinstatement and Extension of Time
Cobb Johnson reported that the City has received a notice from the Utah State Engineer requesting proof that the Gordon Creek Water Application #91-282 has been developed. This request comes every five years. The City has made progress in preparation for handling additional sources of water such as this. He requested permission to respond to the State's request. MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that Gary Sonntag be authorized to send a letter requesting the reinstatement and extension of time. Motion seconded by Councilmember Nikas and carried.
16. RESOLUTION #97-01 - Minimum City Standards 1997
Nick Sampinos presented Resolution #97-01, adopting the Minimum City Standards for 1997. This involves standards set for construction of sidewalks, curb, gutter, paving, streets, signs, etc. MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that Resolution #97-01 be approved and that the Mayor and City Recorder be authorized to sign the resolution. Motion seconded by Councilmember Nikas and carried.
17. TRANSFER OF FUNDS - Approved
Pat Larsen presented a work sheet explaining the transfer of funds from the General Fund to various departments within the City. She requested permission to transfer these funds. MOTION. Councilmember Nikas moved that the transfer be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
18. BUDGET REVISION FY1996/97 - Public Hearing Scheduled
MOTION. Councilmember Nikas moved that a Public Hearing be scheduled for the February 12th meeting to revise the budget for FY1996/97. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
19. BUSINESS LICENSE APPLICATION - Approved
The following business license application was received:
Cedar Hills Nursery, 140 North Cedar Hills Drive, Jane
Johnson-Owner, Retail Plants and Flowers (53) $100
MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that the business be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Nikas and carried.
20. CENTRAL SCHOOL BUILDING - Committee Meeting Scheduled
A committee meeting for the Central School building was scheduled for Thursday, January 30th, 3:30 p.m.
21. MERIT INCREASES - Meeting Scheduled
A committee meeting for merit increases was scheduled for Wednesday, January 29th, 3:15 p.m.
22. SNOW PLOWS, DUMP TRUCK BED - Contract Awarded
Cobb Johnson reported that the committee assigned to review the bids received for the two snow plows and dump truck awarded the contract to Tesco Williamsen, the low bidder.
23. OLD SWIMMING POOL PROPERTY - Option #1 Approved
Councilmember Bringhurst reported that the committee assigned to review the old swimming pool property has recommended the following two options.
Option #1 - Councilmember Bringhurst presented a preliminary sketch of a park area combined with parking. The committee recommended that 1/3 of the area be designated for parking next to the wave pool, and the remaining 2/3 as a park area with landscaping, picnic area, restrooms, and appropriate signage identifying the park and the participating agencies within that project. Also recommended was the City may want to involve a willing 3rd party, such as the Kiwanis Club, CEU, or anyone willing to participate in the funding. The City could give them recognition by indicating that part of the park was provided by "X" group. The sketch is preliminary. If this option is selected, an architect would be hired to design it.
Option #2 - A lease option for commercial use, which would include some
parameters defined by the City. The City would entertain offers for use of this area, but
if they did not like the proposal, they can refuse the offer. Even though the committee
was split on this issue, some committee members felt it warranted enough merit to bring it
back to the Council as one of the options. It was not a unanimous use, but a few members
had indicated this would be one of the things they would like to see done with this area.
However, even though the City may say it will lease it, it will not be an actuality until
the committee explores it further. In Option #1, the City is spending money, and in Option
#2, the City is recouping money. The other item discussed was that if Option #2 is
selected, the Council needs to make a commitment to set an "x" amount of dollars
in next year's budget. This may mean cutting "x, y, or z" out of the budget in
order to do this. If the City does not have enough funding to do something with this
corner, then maybe we need to get somebody else to do it.
MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that the first option be approved and that the second option be deleted. Motion seconded by Councilmember Nikas. Councilmember Wheeler stated she would vote for the motion if this property is definitely developed. She does not want it left like it is. The motion passed with the following vote:
Councilmember Piccolo Councilmember Denison
Councilmember Nikas Councilmember Bringhurst
Mayor Colosimo thanked the committee for their input on this project.
MOTION. Councilmember Nikas moved that the meeting adjourn and that a meeting of the Redevelopment Agency convene. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
Meeting adjourned at 6:45 p.m.
Reconvened at 6:48 p.m.
Redevelopment Agency Minutes
Meeting adjourned at 7:00 p.m.