Minutes of The Price City Council Meeting
City Hall: Price, Utah
March 27, 2002, 5:30 p.m.
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 Keith Wight, Human Resource Director
Don G. Reaveley, Jr. Ed Shook, Police Lieutenant
Tracy Hansen Tam Gregersen Norma Procarione Lea Cotter
Jack Marinac Janet Sparks Andraya Newby Bruce Bean
Michelle Ruden Brittany Pollastro
Mayor Piccolo led the Pledge of Allegiance. Roll was called with the above members present.
1. NEW HEIGHTS CLUB HOUSE (FOUR CORNERS MENTAL HEALTH) - City Employment
Tracy Hansen, Transitional Employment Coordinator with the New Heights Club House which is a division of Four Corners Mental Health, asked the City to consider hiring their members for any positions that may be open at the City. This would be for entry level positions at minimum wage. These individuals are trained and have job coaches for support. Several of their members are already working in the community. She informed the Council that the month of May is Mental Health Awareness Month. The Council recommended that she review this with the Human Resource Director.
2. COUNCILMEMBERS REPORT - Update On Individual Departments
The Councilmembers presented updates on the activities taking place in their individual departments. As part of Councilmember Wheeler’s report, Kathy Hanna-Smith presented an updated on the Castle Country Travel Council.
3. MINUTES - March 13, 2002 - Special Meeting
MOTION. Councilmember Wheeler moved that the minutes of the March 13, 2002 special meeting be approved as written. Motion seconded by Councilmember Kourianos and carried.
4. MINUTES - March 13, 2002 - Regular Meeting
MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that the minutes of the March 13, 2002 regular meeting be approved as written. Motion seconded by Councilmember Reaveley and carried.
5. CARBON HIGH GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAM - Recognition/3rd Place State Basketball Champions
Bruce Bean, coach of the Carbon High Girls Basketball Team, reported that the Carbon High Girls Basketball Team took 3rd place in the State Basketball tournament and most of the same girls took 2nd place in volleyball. They represented the community very well. Mayor Piccolo congratulated the girls and presented certificates of recognition to the following team members who were present - Laura Reaveley, Michelle Ruden, Julie Swinburne, Brittany Pollastro and Andraya Newby. Coach Bean will present certificates to the rest of the team members.
6. RESOLUTION #2002-07 - Adoption of Filtering and Internet Safety Policy For Price City Library
Mayor Piccolo opened the Public Hearing at 6:10 p.m. to receive comments on the proposal to adopt a Filtering and Internet Safety policy for the use of City owned computers at the Price City Library. Librarian Norma Procarione stated that the policy authorizes the Library to filter out harmful materials that can be accessed through the internet, such as ethnic slurs, pornography, possible pedophiles, gun violence, alcohol and tobacco, etc. Councilmember Kourianos asked for clarification regarding misuse of the policy. First time violators are told of the policy and asked to exit the site. Second time violators are restricted from use of the computers the rest of the day. Third time violators are suspended for 3 days and fourth time violators are suspended until they
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meet with the Library Board. John Serfustini, Library Boardmember, asked for clarification regarding the internet policy that indicates that word processing is only allowed downstairs. However, the downstairs is not ADA accessible. Ms. Procarione stated that in such cases, they make exceptions. The reason for non usage of word processing upstairs, is that the internet is so popular and they try to accommodate the demand. It was recommended that the policy reflect that “reasonable accommodations” can be made with regard to the ADA aspect. Lea Cotter, Library Boardmember, stated that the Library Board has reviewed and supports the policy. MOTION. There being no further comments, Councilmember Wheeler moved that the Public Hearing be closed and that Resolution #2002-07, establishing and adopting the above policy, be approved and that the Mayor and City Recorder be authorized to sign the resolution. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried. The Public Hearing closed at 6:17 p.m.
7. GRADUATION SPECTACULAR - Contribution Approved
MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that $500 be contributed to Graduation Spectacular. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
8. HELPER ARTS FESTIVAL - Contribution Approved
Kathy Hanna-Smith, representing the Helper Arts Festival, requested a contribution for their event to be held in Helper on August 17th and 18th. MOTION. Councilmember Wheeler moved that as it appears to be in the best interests of Price City that this event be held, that $2,000 be contributed contingent upon funds becoming available (Olympic money). Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.
9. FOOD BANK BUILDING - Rewiring Approved
Councilmember Tatton reported that the costs to rewire the food bank building is $3,310, which is a little over budget. Ballard Electric is the only contractor who turned in a written bid for the project. MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that the rewiring be approved at the above cost. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
10. OLYMPIC DECORATIONS - Declared Surplus, Silent Auction
Councilmember Tatton reported that the Olympic Committee is recommending that the Olympic decorations be declared surplus and that a silent auction be held to sell the banners and flags. A small portion of the decorations will be donated per the following - one flag to the Senior Citizens Center, one flag to Mrs. Gloria Fryer, who was an Olympic runner, and eight flags to the Colleen Quigley Women’s Shelter. The silent auction will be advertised beginning immediately through April 16th, and will be held in Room 103, Price City Hall, beginning Wednesday, April 17th through Wednesday, May 1, 2002. MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that the above recommendations be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Reaveley and carried.
11. SOUTHEASTERN UTAH COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT LLC DBA CASTLE VALLEY
TECHNOLOGY, RICK KROMPEL - Conditional Use Permits
Councilmember Kourianos reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave a favorable recommendation to the following requests for Conditional Use Permits.
Southeastern Utah Community Development LLC dba Castle Valley Technology - 90 North 100 East, Delynn Fielding-Director
Rick Krompel - Single Lot Subdivision, 1400 East Sagewood Road
MOTION. Councilmember Kourianos moved that the requests be approved and that Conditional Use Permits be issued. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
12. AIRPORT MALL (RICK KROMPEL) - Preliminary Approved
Councilmember Kourianos reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave preliminary approval to Rick Krompel to construct the Airport Mall at 125 South Highway 55 contingent upon review of the irrigation right-of-way. MOTION. Councilmember Kourianos moved that the project be given preliminary approval per the above contingency. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
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13. COLLEGE OF EASTERN UTAH - Update of Master Plan
Dennis Geary, representing the College of Eastern Utah, presented drawings of their proposed Master Plan, which will occur over the next several years. A new main two story building (62,000 square feet) will be built directly east of the present main building. All the chemistry and computer labs will be located in this building. The State has given them $1.5 million for audio visual equipment and furniture. After this building has been built, the present main building will be demolished and a pull through drive will be constructed in its place. This will be the main entrance and will open up the campus. The music building will eventually be demolished. It has not yet been determined if the Geary Theatre will be replaced or renovated, as the building has some structural problems. Construction of the new Main Building will begin the 2nd week of April, 2002, and should be ready for occupancy by August, 2003. The Council thanked Mr. Geary for his information.
14. GARY SONNTAG - Appointment To Joint State Highway Committee
Mayor Piccolo recommended that Gary Sonntag be temporarily appointed as the City’s representative to the Joint State Highway Committee and the Small Urban Sub-Committee. He will attend meetings in Salt Lake on April 11th and in St. George on April 23rd. The new Community Director, who will begin employment May 1, 2002, will take over this responsibility. MOTION. Councilmember Wheeler moved that the temporary appointment be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Kourianos and carried.
15. TAMARA GRAY, GARY SONNTAG, HAROLD VALDEZ - Travel Approved
Mayor Piccolo presented the following travel requests:
Tamara Gray - Water Safety Instructor Training, American Red Cross Intermountain Safety School, May 13-17, St. George, Utah
Gary Sonntag - Joint Highway Committee Meeting and League of Cities and Towns Road School,
May 23-26, St. George, Utah
Harold Valdez - Utah League of Cities and Towns Road School, May 24-26, St. George, Utah
MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that the travel be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.
16. D.A.R.E. GRADUATION - Report
Lt. Ed Shook reported that the D.A.R.E. graduations are scheduled for Wednesday, April 3rd at Creekview Elementary and Tuesday, April 9th at Castle Heights Elementary. Both start at 7:00 p.m. He invited the Mayor and Council to attend.
17. ORDINANCE #2002-002 - Rezoning A Portion Of West Price From SF-12 To CD
Nick Sampinos presented Ordinance #2002-002, amending a portion of the 1997 Land Development Code by rezoning from a Single Family, Zone SF-12, to a Commercial Development District, Zone CD in West Price. MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that Ordinance #2002-002 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 Reaveley and carried.
18. PRICE MAIN STREET RECONSTRUCTION - Report
Gary Sonntag reported that a pre-construction meeting was held on Wednesday, March 20, 2002 for the Price Main Street Reconstruction. Contractor H.E. Davis & Sons, Inc., indicated that they will begin construction on Monday, April 1, 2002.
19. USED VEHICLES AND EQUIPMENT - Declared Surplus
Gary Sonntag requested permission to declare 3 vehicles and a copying machine as surplus and sold in conjunction with Carbon County’s auction in June, 2002. MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that the request be granted. Motion seconded by Councilmember Kourianos and carried.
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20. ONE TON DUMP BED AND TOOL CARRIER - Purchase Approved
Gary Sonntag requested permission to purchase a one ton dump bed and a tool carrier to outfit the new one ton truck that was recently purchased. Quotations were received from the following -
Semi Service, Inc. for $5,051.55; H & K for $4,988.; and Tesco Williams for $5,910. He would like to purchase the items from H & K. This amount will place the purchases $282.55 over budget, which will be offset within the general department budget. MOTION. Councilmember Wheeler moved that the request be granted. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.
21. PRESSURE WASHER - Purchase Approved
Gary Sonntag reported that the following quotations were received for the purchase of a pressure washer which was budgeted in the Fleet/Shop Department. Hotsy Equipment quoted $4,467.78 and Hydro Engineering $4,084.71. Based on performance, service, and warranty , he requested permission to purchase the pressure washer from Hotsy Equipment. MOTION. Councilmember Kourianos moved that the request be granted. Motion seconded by Councilmember Reaveley and carried.
22. PRICE CANYON WATER TREATMENT PLANT SODIUM HYPOCHLORITE GENERATION
SYSTEM, #23C-2000 - Report
Gary Sonntag reported that staff is working with the State Division of Drinking Water to evaluate the qualifications of the two sodium hypochlorite generating systems that were bid. Once we have that information, a committee meeting will be re-scheduled to award the project.
23. RESOLUTION #2002-08 (PARAMETERS RESOLUTION) - Authorizing The Issuance And Sale
Of Water And Sewer Revenue Bonds, Series 2002A, 2002B, 2002C and 2002D
Pat Larsen presented Resolution #2002-08, which is a Parameters Resolution and authorizes the issuance and sale of not more than $9,000,000 principal amount of water and sewer revenue bonds, Series 2002A, 2002B, 2002C and 2002D for the Water Transmission Line. MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that Resolution #2002-08 be approved and that the Mayor and City Recorder be authorized to sign the resolution. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.
24. RESOLUTION #2002-09 - Lease/Purchase Agreement With Zions National Bank (Two Police
Cars, One Ton Cab and Chassis, Dump Bed and Toll Carrier, and Backhoe)
Pat Larsen presented Resolution #2002-09, authorizing a Lease/Purchase Agreement with Zions National Bank for the purchase of the following equipment:
Two Police Cars - $20,854.01 each
One Ton Cab and Chassis - $25,294.55
Dump Bed and Toll Carrier - $4,988.00
Backhoe - $122,887.00
MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that Resolution #2002-09 be approved and that the Mayor and City Recorder be authorized to sign the resolution. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
25. RESOLUTION #2002-10 - Job Description For Deputy City Engineer
Keith Wight presented Resolution #2002-10, adopting a job description of the position of Deputy City Engineer. MOTION. Councilmember Kourianos moved that Resolution #2002-10 be adopted and that the Mayor and City Recorder be authorized to sign the resolution. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
26. JERRY WRIGHT - Promotion/Reclassification Approved
Keith Wight recommended that Jerry Wright be promoted to Deputy City Engineer and reclassified to Grade 19 effective April 1, 2002. MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that the promotion and reclassification be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Kourianos and carried.
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27. DAVID FLEMETT, JOSH MCDONALD, CHARLES WESTBROOK, JERIMIAH JOHNSON,
SCOTT MARVIDIKIS - Rehires Approved
Keith Wight recommended that the following rehires be approved effective April 1, 2002.
David Flemett - Cemetery, Laborer, Temp/FT
Josh McDonald, Charles Westbrook - Streets, Laborer, Temp/FT
Jerimiah Johnson, Scott Marvidikis - Maintenance, Laborer, Temp/FT
MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that the rehires be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.
28. PRICE RIVER WATER IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT - Update
Councilmember Denison reported that he attended a meeting with the manager and attorney of Price River Water Improvement District pertaining to employee retirement benefits. They are making some changes and are happy and pleased with the way their 31 staff members are handling it. PRWID is looking at changing plans. PRWID has approved the agreement with the Utah Department of Transportation involving the replacement of the water line along Highway 6 from Price to Wellington. PRWID is increasing the size of the line and will pay for the upgrade in the size. Nick Sampinos stated that PRWID has been budgeting $40,000 - $50,000/year to maintain that line because it is a series of old lines. This maintenance will be eliminated because of the new construction. Councilmember Denison stated that Carbon County has asked PRWID to assist them in installing water and sewer lines to the new Active Re-Entry building that is being built on Fairgrounds Road. PRWID will provide the labor and the County will pay for all the materials. The Hill Subdivision with Dick Lee is progressing well.
29. WATER TRANSMISSION PIPELINE PROJECT - Contract Awarded
Gary Sonntag reported that the committee appointed to review the bids received for the Water Transmission Pipeline project has awarded the contract to Condie Construction in the amount of $5,423,517.08. The Notice To Proceed will be issued April 15th. A pre-construction meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, April 9th at the Public Works Complex. A meeting has also been scheduled with Questar Gas and the Carbon County Road Department on Wednesday, April 3rd, to discuss the relocation of the gas lines.
30. SECONDARY WATER SYSTEM - Discussion
Councilmember Denison stated that if things go well for the construction of the water transmission pipeline and there is a surplus of funds, he questioned if the secondary water system should be considered. This would pump water from the canal to the tanks and running a line down 6th North to the large water users. He asked the Council to think about this.
31. INTERNATIONAL DAYS CO-CHAIRMAN - Councilmember Elizabeth H. Kourianos
MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that Councilmember Kourianos be appointed as the International Days Co-Chairman. Motion seconded by Councilmember Reaveley and carried.
32. WAVE POOL FILTERS - Permission To Replace
Gary Sonntag requested permission to replace two valves on the wave pool sand filters that are worn and leaking. The CEM Company has quoted a cost of $2,935, which includes parts and installation. MOTION. Councilmember Reaveley moved that the request be granted. Motion seconded by Councilmember Kourianos and carried.
33. PUBLIC WORKS ASSISTANT - Permission To Re-Advertise
MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that permission be given to re-advertise for the position of Public Works Assistant. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.
34. PRICE/WELLINGTON CANAL - Update
Nick Sampinos reported that there is a joint effort in progress between the Carbon Canal and the Wellington Control Board to join forces and apply for funding that would pipe both canals. One of the compliments of that would be a facility near the Morgantown Hydraulic Machine Shop in
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Helper that would clean the water before it enters the system. As an alternative, there has been some interest expressed in constructing a reservoir north of Consumers Road and west of Highway 6, and west of the Lowdermilk property on State or BLM land. This was discussed over the years, but never did go anywhere. A feasibility study for this reservoir will be discussed at the Recreation-Transportation Special Service District meeting scheduled for Monday, April 1st at 5:00 p.m. Commissioner Krompel is interested in this concept and will recommend funding for a feasibility study.
Meeting adjourned at 8:19 p.m.
ATTEST: Joe L. Piccolo, Mayor
Joanne Lessar, City Recorder