Minutes of The Price City Council Meeting
City Hall: Price, Utah
May 28, 2003, 5:30 p.m.
Mayor Joe L. Piccolo Joanne Lessar, City Recorder
Councilmembers: Pat Larsen, Finance Director
Betty P. Wheeler Nick Sampinos, City Attorney
Don G. Reaveley, Jr. Gary Sonntag, Public Works Director/City Engineer
Jeanne McEvoy Keith Wight, Human Resource Director
Nick Tatton, Community Director
Aleck Shilaos, Chief of Police
Excused: Councilmember Stephen L. Denison
Councilmember Richard Tatton
Jeff Adams Perry Fry Howard Pitts Grady McEvoy
Jackie Cooper Larry M. Taylor Roger Taylor Lynette Taylor
Richard Boyden Bill Barnes Manual Escoto Kevin Drolc
Art Daniels Joyce Daniels Benjamin B. Clement
Mayor Piccolo led the Pledge of Allegiance. Roll was called with the above members present.
1. COUNCILMEMBER JEANNE MCEVOY - Sworn In
Joanne Lessar conducted the swearing in of Councilmember Jeanne McEvoy.
2. COUNCILMEMBERS REPORT
The Mayor and City Council presented an update on the activities taking place in their departments.
3. VISIONARY SERVICE LEADER AWARD - Ben Clement
Mayor Piccolo presented Ben Clement, Carbon County GIS, with the May, 2003 Visionary Service Leader Award. Ben received this award for his efforts to assist his fellow community members with his mapping talents.
4. ROGER TAYLOR - Distinguished Service Award
Police Chief Aleck Shilaos presented the Distinguished Service Award to Police Office Roger Taylor. Officer Taylor was called to assist in a domestic violence situation in Carbonville, Utah. He became engaged in conversation with a large male individual who had a weapon in his possession. He began a dialogue with him and was able to disarm him. The Mayor and Council congratulated Officer Taylor for going above and beyond the call of duty.
5. UTAH NATIONAL GUARD - Waiver of Utility Fees For Deployed Servicemen - Struck
6. JEFF ADAMS - Presentation of 21st Century Community Award
Jeff Adams, planner from the South Eastern Utah Association of Local Governments, presented the Mayor and Council with an award, recognizing Price City as a 21st Century Community. Price City has taken an active roll in terms of evaluating many different aspects of government responsibility, planning, etc., and is better prepared for the 21st Century. He also presented an award from Governor Leavitt=s office, which is a gold hockey puck and represents the highest level in evaluations and one step beyond the 21st Century.
7. HELPER ARTS FESTIVAL - Contribution Approved
ACTIVE RE-ENTRY - Contribution Approved
CEU MUSEUM BILLBOARD - Funding Approved
WELCOME TO PRICE SIGNS - Funding Approved
Councilmember Wheeler reported that the committees assigned to review the requests for contributions and funding is recommending the following:
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Helper Arts Festival - $1,000 (current fiscal year)
Active Re-Entry - $1,500 (current fiscal year)
CEU Museum Billboard - $5,000 (next fiscal year)
Welcome To Price Signs - $4,500 (to replace AWelcome To Price@ signs located at the East Price Interchange and the South Price entrance.
MOTION. Councilmember Wheeler moved that the above funding be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Reaveley and carried.
8. WATER TRANSMISSION PIPELINE, #1C-2002 - Condie Construction Company -Partial Payment #3
Councilmember Wheeler presented a request for a partial payment in the amount of $127,891.33 submitted by Condie Construction Company for work completed through April 30th on the Water Transmission Pipeline. MOTION. Councilmember Wheeler moved that the payment be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Reaveley and carried.
9. RESOLUTION #2003-13 - Swimming Pool Group Pass Rate Increase
Councilmember Wheeler reported that the Acquatics Director has recommended an increase in the swimming pool group pass rate by 10%. The current rates have been in effect for 14 years. This increase will help to offset operational costs and expenses for improvements to the pool. She presented Resolution #2003-13, adopting the rates effective June 1, 2003. MOTION. Councilmember Wheeler moved that Resolution #2003-13 be approved and that the Mayor and City Recorder be authorized to sign the resolution. Motion seconded by Councilmember Reaveley and carried.
10. SWIMMING POOL BOILER REPLACEMENT, #4E-2002 - US Mechanical, LLC - Change Orders #1 and #2, Partial Payment #2
Councilmember Wheeler presented two change orders to the contract with US Mechanical for the swimming pool boiler replacement. Change Order #1 is for the additional distance to relocate the new boiler system in the Parks Department building garage bay (water piping and insulation) in the amount of $13,590. Change Order #2 is for the addition of a 200 amp electrical service, gas piping, exhaust flue extension, deletion of water auto valves, and the deletion of electrical charges and louver damper motors in the amount of $3,449. Also submitted is a request for a partial payment in the amount of $134,835.90. MOTION. Councilmember Wheeler moved that the change orders and partial payment be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Reaveley and carried.
11. PURCHASE OF AC/HEATING UNIT FOR CEMETERY BUILDING - Tabled
MOTION. Councilmember Reaveley moved that the request of the Cemetery Department to purchase an air conditioning/heating unit for their building be tabled for further review. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
12. RAY=S PIANO TUNING AND REPAIR - Home Occupied Business Approved
Mayor Piccolo reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave a favorable recommendation to the request of Ray Sorenson to operate a piano tuning and repair business at his home located at 695 West 300 South. MOTION. Councilmember Wheeler moved that the business be approved upon the purchase of a business license. Motion seconded by Councilmember McEvoy and carried.
13. MICHAEL PORTER, JR. CONTRACTING AND CONSULTING, INC. - Struck
14. PARTY EXPRESS LLC, WIRELESS CONNECTIONS - Conditional Use Permits
Mayor Piccolo reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave a favorable recommendation for the following requests for Conditional Use Permits
Party Express LLC - 29 East Main, Sign
Wireless Connections - 403 South Carbon Avenue, Sign
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MOTION. Councilmember Wheeler moved that the requests be approved and that Conditional Use Permits be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Reaveley and carried.
15. BRANDON SICILIA - Travel Approved
Mayor Piccolo presented the following travel request:
Brandon Sicilia - State and Local Clandestine Laboratory Certification, June 2-6, Aurora, Colorado
MOTION. Councilmember Reaveley moved that the travel be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember McEvoy and carried.
16. RESOLUTION #2003-12 - Placement, Operation and Maintenance of Food and Beverage
Vending Equipment On Price City Property
Nick Sampinos presented Resolution #2003-12, authorizing the placement, operation and maintenance of food and beverage vending equipment on Price City Property by private fenders. MOTION. Councilmember Wheeler moved that Resolution #2003-12 be adopted effective July 1, 2003 and that the Mayor and City Recorder be authorized to sign the resolution. Motion seconded by Councilmember McEvoy and carried.
17. WATER STOCK PURCHASE AGREEMENT
Nick Tatton presented an agreement with E.F. Coal Resources Limited Partnership for the purchase of 100 shares of Price River Water Users Stock. MOTION. Councilmember Wheeler moved that the agreement be approved and that the Mayor and City Recorder be authorized to execute the documents. Motion seconded by Councilmember McEvoy and carried. Nick Tatton stated that the City needs to purchase additional shares based on the continual growth and the need for additional water.
18. BOBCAT SWEEPER ATTACHMENT - Committee Report
Gary Sonntag reported that the committee appointed to review the bid received for the Bobcat
Sweeper Attachment awarded the contract to A-1 Rental in the amount of $3,350.
19. ELKS LODGE - Local Consent For Liquor License Approved
Joanne Lessar reported that the Elks Lodge will be taking over the bar that is located in their building. It is necessary that they get a liquor license in their name and have submitted a request for a local consent. MOTION. Councilmember Wheeler moved that the request be approved subject to receipt of the name of the primary contact person to be kept on file with the Police Department. Motion seconded by Councilmember McEvoy and carried.
20. BUDGET REVISION FY2002-03 - Public Hearing Scheduled
MOTION. Councilmember Wheeler moved that a public hearing to revise the budget for Fiscal Year 2002-03 be scheduled for the June 25th meeting. Motion seconded by Councilmember McEvoy and carried.
21. JOHN SCHADE - New Hire Approved
Keith Wight recommended that John Schade be hired as a Laborer in the Water/Sewer Department, temporary/full time effective June 2, 2003. MOTION. Councilmember Wheeler moved that the new hire be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Reaveley and carried.
22. NICK TATTON - Salary Increase Approved
Keith Wight recommended that Nick Tatton receive a two step salary increase effective June 1, 2003. MOTION. Councilmember Wheeler moved that the increase be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Reaveley and carried.
23. TAM GREGERSON - Salary Increase
Keith Wight recommended that Tam Gregerson receive a probationary salary increase effective
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May 18, 2003. MOTION. Councilmember Wheeler moved that the increase be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember McEvoy and carried.
MOTION. Councilmember Reaveley moved that the meeting adjourn and that a meeting of the Redevelopment Agency convene. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
Meeting adjourned at 6:45 p.m.
Reconvened at 6:56 pm.
Meeting adjourned at 7:30 p.m.
ATTEST: Joe L. Piccolo, Mayor
Joanne Lessar, City Recorder