Minutes of The Price City Council Meeting
City Hall: Price, Utah
February 27, 2002
Mayor Joe L. Piccolo
Councilmembers: Joanne Lessar, City Recorder
Betty P. Wheeler Pat Larsen, Finance Director
Stephen L. Denison Nick Sampinos, City Attorney
Richard Tatton Gary Sonntag, Public Works Director/City Engineer
Elizabeth H. Kourianos Aleck Shilaos, Chief of Police
Don H. Reaveley, Jr.
Excused: Keith Wight, Human Resource Director
Victor Santi Ken Larson John Alger John Serfustini
Mayor Piccolo led the Pledge of Allegiance. Roll was called with the above members in attendance.
1. COUNCILMEMBERS REPORT
Each Councilmember presented a brief report on their respective departments pertaining to what they have accomplished and what they have planned for the near future.
2. MINUTES - February 11, 2002
MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that the minutes of the February 11, 2002 meeting be approved as written. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
3. MINUTES - February 13, 2002
The following addition/corrections were made to the minutes of February 13, 2002
Item #25, Second Line of Title - Change Price Main Street Design to Price Main Street Construction relating to the contract awarded to H.E. Davis and Sons.
Item #25, Paragraph 2 - Add the bid amount of $859,430.50.
Item #27, Line 4 - Change management to maintenance.
Item #35, Line 1 - Change bid to pre-bid.
MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that per the above addition/corrections that the minutes be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.
4. RESOLUTION #2002-04 - Budget Revision For FY2001/2002
Mayor Piccolo opened the Public Hearing at 6:06 p.m. to receive comments on the proposed Budget Revision for FY2001/2002. Pat Larsen presented copies of the budget revision and reported that she had added a line item for department overtime. The General Fund was increased $141,150. There is also a $50 error in the Library Fund which she will correct. The Library Fund was increased $16,377, the Capital Improvement Fund $14,000, Street Projects $3,500, and the Electric Fund $10,000. The Water/Sewer Department balanced out. The Internal Service Fund was increased $54,000 due to a grant received by the Police Department. MOTION. There being no further comments, Councilmember Tatton moved that the Public Hearing be closed, that Resolution #2002-04, adopting the Budget Revision for the Fiscal Year 2001/2002 be adopted and that the Mayor and City Recorder be authorized to sign the resolution. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried. The Public Hearing was closed at 6:09 p.m.
5. LIBRARY - Permission To Apply For Gates Foundation Grant
FILTERING AND INTERNET SAFETY POLICY - Public Hearing Scheduled
Councilmember Wheeler reported that the Librarian has requested permission to apply for a grant from the Gates Foundation. This is a non-matching grant and can be used towards the purchase of computer equipment. The Librarian is also requesting that a public hearing be scheduled to receive comments on a proposal to adopt a Filtering and Internet Safety Policy. This policy will give the Library the jurisdiction of what can and cannot be accessed over the Library’s public internet system. MOTION. Councilmember Wheeler moved that the Library receive permission
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to apply for a Gates Foundation Grant and that a public hearing be scheduled for March 27, 2002, for the internet safety policy. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
6. COUNCILMEMBER DENSION - Attendance At Utah Water Law And Utah Water Users Association Conferences
Councilmember Denison reported that in the past, he has attended the Utah Water Law and Utah Water Users conferences for both the City and as a Boardmember of the Price River Water Improvement District. These meetings will be held in St. George March 11-13, 2002. PRWID will pay for the registration and room reservations. He asked that the City pay for mileage. MOTION. Councilmember Wheeler moved that the City pay for Councilmember Denison’s travel costs. Motion seconded by Councilmember Reaveley and carried.
As a matter of information, Councilmember Denison reported that officers for the Price River Water Improvement District were selected at their last meeting. He was again selected as the Chairman, Keith Cox as the Vice Chairman, Kathy Dahl as the Treasurer and Guido Rachiele as Clerk.
7. GREEN THUMB LAWN AND YARD MAINTENANCE, COLEMAN COUNTRY COOKING, CC VIDEO WORKS, VAL’S DAY CARE - Home Occupied Businesses Approved
Councilmember Kourianos reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave a favorable recommendation to the following home occupied businesses.
Green Thumb Lawn & Yard Maintenance - 141 South 500 East, Steve Coleman-Owner
Coleman Country Cooking - 141 South 500 East, Steve Coleman-Owner, Second Business
CC Video Works - 732 North 500 East, Martell and Cara Dansie-Owners
Val’s Day Care - 1101 South Carbon Avenue, #34, Valerie and Cody Lupo-Owners
MOTION. Councilmember Kourianos moved that the home occupied businesses be approved upon payment of the business license fee. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
8. ROCKY MOUNTAIN AUTO - Temporary Conditional Use Permit - Referred Back To Planning and Zoning Commission
Councilmember Kourianos reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave a favorable recommendation for a temporary Conditional Use Permit for Rocky Mountain Auto to conduct a used car sales on Wal-Mart parking lot upon meeting several contingencies. MOTION. Councilmember Kourianos moved that upon further review and noting that Rocky Mountain Auto is requesting an alternate date and alternate location, that this item be referred back to the Planning and Zoning Commission. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
9. CASTLE VALLEY COMMUNITY THEATER, KEY BANK - Conditional Use Permits Approved
Councilmember Kourianos reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave a favorable recommendation to the following requests for Conditional Use Permits.
Castle Valley Community Theater - Temporary A-Frame Signs (Throughout the year)
Key Bank - 690 East Main, Monument Sign
MOTION. Councilmember Kourianos moved that the requests be approved and that Conditional Use Permits be issued. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
10. SKIN INK TATTOO AND GIFTS - Conditional Use Permit Approved
Councilmember Kourianos reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave a favorable recommendation to the request of Skin Ink Tattoo and Gifts to relocate from 38 East Main to 19 East Main contingent upon returning at a later date for their sign. David Jelsma, owner, stated that since the nature of their business has been traditionally controversial and since they wish to add retail sales to their business classification, they would be willing to sign a written agreement as to what merchandise they would not sell or display in their store, specifically drug paraphernalia. MOTION. Councilmember Kourianos moved that the request be approved, that a Conditional Use Permit be issued contingent upon the signage application and a written
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agreement pertaining to merchandise specified by Price City not to be displayed or sold, and that Mr. Sampinos be directed to prepare the agreement. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
11. SHAUNA FASSETT, PAT LARSEN, BILLY WARDLE, MINDI BARKER - Travel Approved
Mayor Piccolo presented the following travel requests:
Shauna Fassett - Terminal Agency Coordinator Training, May 22-24, Cedar City, Utah
Pat Larsen - Utah Government Finance Officers Association Conference, April 17-19, St. George, Utah
Billy Wardle - Water Cross-Connection Control Re-Certification, March 4-8, UVSC, Orem, Utah
Mindi Barker - Aquatic Fitness Instructor Certification, March 22, 23, Clearfield, Utah
MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that the travel be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
12. RESOLUTION #2002-05 - Irrigation Water Increase
Nick Sampinos presented Resolution #2002-05, amending the fee for regulating the flow of irrigation water within the Municipal boundaries of Price City. This increases irrigation water usage from $12.00 to $22.00 per year. Price resident John Alger spoke against the increase, indicating it was too large. Gary Sonntag stated that the City spends a considerable sum of money to make sure irrigation water makes its way through the City to those irrigation water users. In the year 2001, the City expended $15,287 to operate the canal gates based on water turn schedules and to maintain the 25 ditches throughout the City. This did not include any equipment cost or administration costs. The total revenue received that same year from turn fees at $12.00/each was $1, 656. The expected revenue from the increase for those same 138 users totals $3,036. Mr. Alger stated that he could not see $15,000 for an employee to turn on a gate. MOTION. After further discussion, Councilmember Denison moved that Resolution #2002-05 be approved and that the Mayor and City Recorder be authorized to sign the resolution. Motion seconded by Councilmember Reaveley and carried.
13. PRICE MAIN STREET RECONSTRUCTION DESIGN - Sunrise Engineering, Inc. - Partial Payment
Gary Sonntag presented a request for a partial payment in the amount of $323.13 submitted by Sunrise Engineering for their contract to design the Price Main Street Reconstruction. MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that the payment be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
14. WATER TRANSMISSION PIPELINE - Hansen, Allen & Luce, Inc. - Partial Payment
Gary Sonntag presented a request for a partial payment in the amount of $92,425.45 submitted by Hansen, Allen & Luce, Inc., for their contract on the Water Transmission Pipeline. MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that the payment be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.
15. INDOOR SWIMMING POOL REROOF - Permission To Advertise
Gary Sonntag requested permission to advertise for bids to reroof the indoor swimming pool. An amount of $30,000 has been budgeted for this project. MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that the request be granted. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
16. RICHARD PARRY - Promotion/Reclassification
MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that Richard Parry be promoted and reclassified from a Groundskeeper I to a Groundskeeper II effective March 1, 2002. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried. Mr. Parry replaces Eric Howard who also was recently promoted.
17. LISA RICHENS - New Hire Approved
Pat Larsen reported that the committee appointed to interview applicants for the position of Accounting Technician is recommending that Lisa Richens be hired effective March 18, 2002.
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MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that the new hire be approved. Motion seconded by
Councilmember Tatton and carried.
18. JEFF AND JOANNE BRABY - Connection To City Sewer System
Gary Sonntag reported that at the last meeting, the Council gave direction for staff to proceed with the design and installation of a new sewer main in the area of the Jeff and Joanne Braby residence, 350 West 400 North. Due to the work load, it will be several months before City crews and begin to work on this project. Mayor Piccolo recommended that a letter be sent to Mr. and Mrs. Braby indicating that this will take place.
Meeting adjourned at 7:15 p.m.
ATTEST: Joe L. Piccolo, Mayor
Joanne Lessar, City Recorder