Mayor Lou Colosimo
Councilmembers: Roy A. Nikas, Betty P. Wheeler, Steve Bringhurst, Stephen L. Denison
Joanne Lessar (City Recorder), Vernon W. Jones (Adminis. Ass't.), Pat Larsen (Finance Director), Cobb Johnson (Public Works Director),
Aleck Shilaos (Chief of Police)
Absent and Excused: Councilmember Joe L. Piccolo, Gary Sonntag (City Engineer)
Others Present: Gerald Faulconer, Mike Halloran, Kathryn Erickson, Richard Tatton, Lyle Bauer, George M. Snyder
Mayor Colosimo led the Pledge of Allegiance. Roll was called with the above members in attendance.
1. MINUTES - March 26, 1997
MOTION. Councilmember Nikas moved that the minutes of
the March 26, 1997 meeting be approved as written. Motion seconded by Councilmember
Bringhurst and carried.
2. MINUTES - March 31, 1997
MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that the minutes of the March 31, 1997 meeting be approved as written. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
3. MINUTES - April 7, 1997
MOTION. Councilmember Wheeler moved that the minutes of the April 7, 1997 meeting be approved as written. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
4. BID OPENING - Liability Insurance - Committee Appointed
The following bid was received for the City's liability insurance:
Tatton Insurance Agency (3 different agencies)
Reliance - $ 86,349.00
Twin City Fire - $ 84,632.00
USF&G - $ 79,076.00
Mayor Colosimo recommended that a meeting be held with Mr. Tatton so that he could explain the differences in the bid and that a committee comprised of Councilmembers Nikas and Denison, Pat Larsen, Joanne Lessar, Vern Jones, Cobb Johnson, and Aleck Shilaos, be appointed to review the bids and given the power to act. MOTION. Councilmember Nikas moved that the committee be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Bringhurst and carried.
5. BID OPENING - Concrete Material For 1997
The following bids were received for concrete material for 1997. Joanne Lessar reported that there were three bids, two from Geneva Rock, one was received in the mail and one was hand delivered to her, and one from Cox Rock Products.
Geneva Rock (4-10-97) 5 bag mix $63.50 CY (mail) 6 bag mix $67.50 CY
Geneva Rock (4-22-97) 6 bag mix $66.00 CY (no fly ash) (hand delivered) 6 bag mix $64.00 CY (with fly ash)
Cox Rock Products 6 bag mix $64.00 CY (no fly ash) 6 bag mix $62.00 CY (with fly ash)
The above three bids includes additives, overtime deliveries, calcium
chloride, hot water, other fiber, and high early strength.
Mayor Colosimo recommended that a committee comprised of Nick Sampinos, Councilmembers Bringhurst and Nikas, Cobb Johnson, Dick Perea, and Pat Larsen, be appointed to review the bid and given the power to act. MOTION. Councilmember Nikas moved that the committee be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
6. PROCLAMATION - Letter Carriers Food Drive Day
Mayor Colosimo presented a proclamation to a representative from the U.S. Post Office, proclaiming Saturday, May 10th as "Letter Carriers Food Drive Day" in Price City.
7. DOWNTOWN BUSINESS ASSOCIATION - Permission To Close Main Street For Downtown Fair (Third Saturday In May)
Mike Halloran and Kathryn Erickson, representing the Downtown Business Association, presented a petition signed by several downtown merchants requesting permission to close Main Street from 1st East to Carbon Avenue from Noon to 6:00 p.m. for a Downtown Fair the third Saturday in the months of May, June, July, and August. Most of the businesses are in favor of the fair, and feel this will generate more business for the downtown area. A representative from Sandy Home Health was at the meeting and asked that their name be removed from the petition. They feel it will cause problems with the elderly and the disabled trying to get into their business establishment.
Councilmember Nikas expressed concern of eliminating parking spaces on this block during the same time Main Street will be closed from Carbon Avenue to the Carbonville Road for the Main Street Reconstruction project. It was recommended that the fair be tried in May to see how it works out. MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that the request be approved for the 3rd Saturday in May. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
8. COALITION OF LDS STAKES - Rental Fees Waived For Peace Garden
MOTION. Councilmember Wheeler moved that rental fees be waived for use of the Peace Garden by the Coalition of L.D.S. Stakes on July 24th for a Sesquicentennial program. Motion seconded by Councilmember Bringhurst and carried.
9. ODYSSEY OF THE MIND - Contribution Approved
MOTION. Councilmember Bringhurst moved that $250 be contributed to the Odyssey of the Mind team to assist their travel to Washington D.C. to compete against teams from around the U.S. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
10. STATE OF UTAH, DIVISION OF WILDLIFE RESOURCES - Request To Develop Fishing Access Near Price City Water Treatment Plant -Tabled
Mayor Colosimo presented a letter from the State of Utah, Division of Wildlife Resources, requesting permission to develop fishing access approximately 1 mile west of the Price City Water Treatment Plant intake structure in the Price River. The Council expressed concern over protection of the City's water shed. The Council directed Nick Sampinos to write a letter to Wildlife Resources asking them for specific plans, what they are actually talking about, and camping issues.
11. UNUSED CEMETERY PLOTS - Permission To Repossess
Lyle Bauer, Cemetery Sexton, requested permission to publish a list of unused cemetery plots and to repossess them if the owners do not come forward. The State has given authority to do this if there has been no activity for 60 years. Several attempts have already been made to contact the owners of the 60 plots. Councilmember Nikas agreed to the request, but felt some consideration needs to be given to those who come to the City in future years and request a burial in those plots. Perhaps a plot could be substituted in the new cemetery or if any of these are available, perhaps pay the difference in costs. This could be included as part of the listing and agreement so that future Councils will know what to do in case this happens. MOTION. Councilmember Bringhurst moved that unused cemetery spaces that have not had any activity for 60 years or more be reclaimed, that it be published in the newspaper, and stipulated if someone were to come back to the City requesting that particular space, that the City would give them the space they originally owned if available, or allow them to choose another space. Further, that if perpetual care had not been paid, that they be charged the $75 perpetual care fee and the fee to open and close the grave. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
12. PURCHASE OF ALTITUDE VALVE FOR 3 MILLION GALLON TANK
MOTION. Councilmember Nikas moved that permission be given to purchase an altitude valve for the 3 million gallon water tank at a cost of $3,300. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
13. BOB FARRELL - Outside Water Connection Denied
Councilmember Nikas reported that Bob Farrell has requested an outside water connection for a building located behind Groggs in Carbonville. The building had a waterline connection from Groggs, which has been shut off. Per the City's agreement with Price River Water Improvement District, Councilmember Piccolo is recommending that this not be acted upon until a letter has been received from PRWID that they will not run a line to Mr. Farrell's building. MOTION. Councilmember Nikas moved that the request by Bob Farrell for an outside water connection not be approved at this time. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
14. ALTRES STAFFING, THE MINING COMPANY, PRINCESS FASHIONS, SLG ENTERPRISES GLASS CO. - Conditional Use Permits
Councilmember Nikas reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave a favorable recommendation to the following requests for Conditional Use Permits.
Altres Staffing - 55 South 700 East, Sign
The Mining Company (Matadore) - 355 East Main, Sign
Princess Fashions - 29 East Main, Sign
SLG Enterprises Glass Co. - 60 South 700 East, Business and Sign
MOTION. Councilmember Nikas moved that the requests be approved and that Conditional Use Permits be issued. Motion seconded by Councilmember Bringhurst and carried.
15. FAMILY DENTAL CENTER - Conditional Use Permit, Building Sign Approved, Monument Sign Denied
Councilmember Nikas reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission reviewed the request of the Family Dental Center, 95 South 100 East, for two signs. The Commission gave a favorable recommendation for a sign on the face of the building. The second sign was for a monument to be placed in the parkway area. The Commission expressed concern as the monument did not have the appropriate attachments to allow it to be picked up by crane if it had to be moved for utility purposes. MOTION. Councilmember Nikas moved that the sign on the building be approved and that the monument sign be denied. Further, if the Family Dental Center would like to place the sign on their own property, that they resubmit it to P&Z for consideration. Motion seconded by Councilmember Bringhurst and carried.
16. ZIONS FIRST NATIONAL BANK - Conditional Use Permit, Drive Through Teller Expansion
Councilmember Nikas reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission
reviewed the request of Zions First National Bank, 45 South Carbon Avenue, to change their
drive-up window area, add some bypass lanes, and reduce the number of drive-in tellers at
the entrance from Carbon Avenue. They will expand their drive-up window area exiting onto
1st South. Planning and Zoning gave a favorable recommendation subject to a change in the
exit onto 1st South in order to make it easier to exit. Councilmember Denison expressed
his concern for both a right hand and left hand exit onto 1st South. There currently is no
problem as there is only one car waiting to exit, but there could be problems if there are
4 cars waiting to exit. MOTION. Councilmember Nikas moved that the request
be approved subject to the above change, that it be modified for a right turn only, and
that a Conditional Use Permit be issued. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and
17. CARBON CREDIT UNION - Request To Assist In Paving Road - Tabled
Councilmember Nikas reported that Carbon Credit Union is putting in a development on 1st North and 7th East. They are requesting consideration from the City with regards to the asphalt on 7th East. It is an 80' right-of-way and has been a dedicated graveled road for a number of years. They are requesting the City to asphalt the center section, which is approximately 24 feet. They would asphalt the 17 feet on the west side which abuts their property. The asphalt would be at least up to their entrance/exit on 7th East. It won't be necessary to go any further at this time as the City has plans to work on the canal crossing. It is unknown at this time how wide it will be. Planning and Zoning is allowing Carbon Credit Union to wait until the canal project is finished before they to complete the improvements on curb, gutter, and sidewalk. Councilmember Denison stated that he would be in favor of asphalting the 24'. This would allow 17' for Carbon Credit Union and 17' for the developer on the east side. Councilmember Bringhurst stated that within the past year, the City denied a similar request. He felt it would be more prudent to develop a policy as to how much assistance the City would be willing to provide for new development. Mayor Colosimo agreed with Councilmember Bringhurst. It was recommended to place this item on unfinished business and discuss it at the Planning Session scheduled for May 12th.
18. ED SHOOK, KEVIN DROLC - Travel Approved
Mayor Colosimo recommended that Ed Shook and Kevin Drolc be permitted to attend CADv4.0 Administrator Training in Salt Lake, May 19th and 20th. MOTION. Councilmember Nikas moved that the travel be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
19. MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT, PERMANENT/FULL TIME LABORER II POSITION - Permission To Hire
Councilmember Nikas reported that two in-house temporary employees have applied for the permanent/full time position as Laborer II in the Maintenance Department. He is currently reviewing the other applications received and requested that a committee be appointed to review, interview and hire for this position effective May 1st. If the person selected is not one of the in-house employees, he will report back to the Council at the next meeting. MOTION. Councilmember Nikas moved that a committee consisting of himself, Councilmember Wheeler, Cobb Johnson, Dick Perea, and Vern Jones, be authorized to conduct the hiring process. Motion seconded by Councilmember Bringhurst and carried.
20. MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT, TEMPORARY LABORERS - Permission To Hire
MOTION. Councilmember Nikas moved that permission be given to hire two temporary/full time Laborers in the Maintenance Department. Motion seconded by Councilmember Bringhurst and carried.
21. SWIMMING POOL, TEMPORARY/PT OFFICE CLERKS - Permission To Hire
MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that permission be given to hire two temporary/part time Office Clerks for the swimming pool. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
22. SWIMMING POOL, TEMPORARY/PT LIFEGUARDS - Permission To Hire
MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that permission be given to hire 12 temporary/part time Lifeguards for the swimming pool. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
23. BUILDING INSPECTION/PLANNING AND ZONING, PERMANENT/FULL TIME SECRETARY/RECEPTIONIST - Permission To Hire
MOTION. Councilmember Wheeler moved that permission be given to hire a permanent/full time Secretary/Receptionist for the Building Department and Planning and Zoning. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
24. RON WATT - Chairman and Committee Appointed For Price History Project
Vern Jones reported that approximately two years ago, a committee was formed and a contract signed with Ron Watt to conduct a Price History project. Former Councilmember James L. Jensen was appointed as part of that committee, and he has continued to work with Mr. Watt on his own. The present Council needs to appoint another committee. Mr. Watt has requested that Mr. Jensen continue to be a part of that committee. MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that the committee consist of himself, Councilmember Wheeler, Vern Jones, and Mr. Jensen. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
25. RESOLUTION NO. 97-06 - Building Inspector Position
Vern Jones presented Resolution No. 97-06, adopting the position of Building Inspector. MOTION. Councilmember Bringhurst moved that Resolution No. 97-06 be approved and that the Mayor and City Recorder be authorized to sign the resolution. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
26. UTAH DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION PEDESTRIAN SAFETY GRANT - Permission To Apply
Vern Jones requested permission to apply to the Utah Department of Transportation for a Pedestrian Safety Grant, which will be a 25% match. It is recommended that these funds be applied towards the sidewalk in conjunction with the intersection signal work being conducted on the corner of 4th North and 3rd East. MOTION. Councilmember Nikas moved that the request be granted. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
27. WATER TREATMENT PLANT COMPRESSOR BUILDING - Permission To Receive Quotations
MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that permission be given to receive quotations for construction of a Water Treatment Plant Compressor building. Motion seconded by Councilmember Nikas and carried.
28. SUN ADVOCATE (WJB FAMILY PARTNERSHIP) - Development Agreement Approved
MOTION. Councilmember Nikas moved that the Development Agreement for curb, gutter, and sidewalk for renovation of the new Sun Advocate building located at 845 East Main be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried. Councilmember Nikas indicated that it might be possible that the Sun Advocate may ask for this agreement to be released due to coordinating with UDOT for the curb, gutter, and sidewalk.
29. BUSINESS LICENSE APPLICATIONS
The following business license applications were received:
SOS Staffing Services, 706 West Price River Drive, Tauna Bruno-Branch Manager, employment Services (73.0) $5 Transfer Fee
R.S. Distributing/United Auto, 601 East Main, Auto Supplies (55.3) $5 Transfer Fee (address and name change)
Factory Rack, 1029 East Main (Parking Lot), Dawson P. Seeley-Owner, Retail Clothing (59) $100 Reciprocal License
Arica Brown Animal Grooming, 49 West Main, Arica Brown-Owner,
Animal Grooming, $5 Transfer Fee (name change)
MOTION. Councilmember Wheeler moved that the businesses be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
30. BRIAN MATSUDA - Juvenile Detention Center
Brian Matsuda presented an update on the new Carbon/Emery Detention/Multipurpose Center. He appreciates the support of Price City and its leaders in helping Senator Mike Dmitrich lobby for this center. He presented and reviewed a sketch of the proposed facility. The shelter portion will be used for local runaways and ungovernables and for kids who do not need to be held in a secure environment. The detention portion will be for those who are considered violent and charged with crimes and felonies. The decision has been made to build this facility in the Price area. The sites currently being discussed are by the Division of Family Services building, on South Carbon Avenue by Mountain View Motors, near Joy Manufacturing, behind WalMart, and behind the old Skaggs/Safeway building. However, there still could be other sites considered. The site should be finalized within the next few months with construction scheduled to start in March, 1998.
31. CLADDING OF DOMES - Update
Councilmember Bringhurst stated that the committee assigned to review the resealing of the domes is recommending the metal cladding. They feel it will be the cheapest in the long run. Cobb Johnson stated that after he returned from lunch today, Dome A was leaking badly and the staff had plastic bags over all the computers. He feels it would be a good idea for the committee to take one more look at the metal cladding before a final decision is made, as there were questions on the metal rusting. The metal is galvanized steel. Councilmember Bringhurst indicated that the committee is also recommending that the sky lights (windows) be resealed and redone at the same time. This will increase the cost approximately $29,000.
Meeting adjourned at 7:38 p.m.