Minutes of The Price City Council Meeting
City Hall: Price, Utah
July 9, 2003, 5:30 p.m.
Mayor Joe L. Piccolo Joanne Lessar, City Recorder
Councilmembers: Pat Larsen, Finance Director
Betty P. Wheeler Nick Tatton, Community Director
Richard Tatton Kevin Drolc, Police Lieutenant
Don G. Reaveley, Jr.
Excused: Councilmember Stephen L. Denison
Nick Sampinos, City Attorney
Keith Wight, Human Resource Director
Gary Sonntag, Public Works Director/City Engineer
Jack Leautaud Randy Chandler Bob Peirce
Larry Salazar Barb Benson Andrew Bjork
Mayor Piccolo led the Pledge of Allegiance. Roll was called with the above members present.
1. PUBLIC INPUT - Jack Leautaud
Jack Leautaud, owner of Kenworth Sales located at 540 South 300 West, expressed his concern over the water that is running onto his property when the Public Works Complex waters their lawn. He discussed this matter with Gary Sonntag and he took steps to alleviate it, but it is still a problem. Mr. Leautaud also expressed his concern over the high costs of electricity for his facility and asked if anything could be done to reduce the cost? Mayor Piccolo explained the process the City has such as using a load factor as the basis for the costs. Mr. Leautaud also asked why he had to connect to the City=s sewer line instead of Price River Water Improvement District? Mayor Piccolo stated that when you are located within the City, you hook up to the City=s system and when you are located in the County, you hook up with the District. Mr. Leautaud discussed the location of street lights, the number of water shares and connections, and asked if he could receive any help with sidewalks. He asked if he was in an RDA zone and if he could receive any help improving his building located across the railroad tracks on the west side of Carbon Avenue. He has rented this building to a mining company that is located in the County and will move to this location in August. Mayor Piccolo stated that this area is not in the RDA zone. Mayor Piccolo will look into all of Mr. Leautaud=s concerns including the flooding, street lights, fire hydrants, etc.
2. PUBLIC INPUT - Randy Chandler
Randy Chandler expressed his concerns regarding the new facility (mini mall) on Airport Road constructed by Rick Krompel. He indicated it does not comply with the Americans With Disability Act. He discussed the slope of the handicapped ramps and the slope and widths of the parking spaces and signage. The Council thanked Mr. Chandler for bringing these items to their attention. Mr. Chandler agreed to give Mayor Piccolo 30 days to investigate and respond to his concerns.
3. COUNCILMEMBERS REPORT
The Mayor and City Council presented reports on the activities taking place in their individual departments.
4. MINUTES - June 25, 2003
MOTION. Councilmember Wheeler moved that the minutes of the June 25, 2003 meeting be approved as written. Motion seconded by Councilmember Reaveley and carried.
5. BID OPENING - Class AC@ Road Improvements - Committee Appointed
The following bids were received for the Class AC@ Road Improvements
Schedule B - $19,975.00
Schedule C - $62,731.78
July 9, 2003
M & M Asphalt
Schedule B - $28,220.00
Schedule C - $69,868.00
Schedule B - $24,092.00
Schedule C - $29,265.00
Schedule B - $21,165.00
Staker & Parsons
Schedule A - $113,751.39
Schedule D - $71,355.00
Schedule A - $83,224.00
Schedule B - $30,600.00
Schedule D - $59,160.00
Schedule E - $10,650
MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that a committee, comprised of Councilmember Reaveley, Gary Sonntag, Jerry Wright, Harold Valdez, John Procarione, and Pat Larsen, be appointed to review the bids. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
6 . COLORADO PLATEAU FIELD INSTITUTE - Request For Storage Space - Concept Approval
Barbara Benson, Director of the newly formed Colorado Plateau Field Institute, asked the Council if the City had 200 to 400 square fee of enclosed space that they could use to place their field equipment for approximately 6 months until they can purchase their own building. The equipment consists of large bulky items that will need to be moved with a forklift, such as a 700 lb. military tent, typical camping equipment, research instruments, rock and soil samples, etc. The Colorado Plateau Field Institute is a non-profit educational and research organization that they hope to operate on national and international levels. This program is currently associated and partnered with the American Association For Petroleum Geologists. They offer continuing education for professional geologists, continuing education for elementary and secondary educators, geology field camps and courses for university students, outdoor skills and recreation courses for citizens, geological, archeological, and outdoor adventures for students, professionals, and citizens. They assist visiting scientists gain credit for their degree programs. She is working with the College of Eastern Utah and partnering with them. Councilmember Tatton indicated a conflict of interest as he is currently preparing a bid proposal for liability insurance for this organization. Ms. Benson stated that she is working with a local real estate agency to acquire a 3,000 to 4,000 square foot building. They will need classrooms, a staging area for field camps and outdoor seminars. The Council discussed the use of the Business and Technical Assistance Center. However, the BTAC has no storage for equipment. MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that the concept be approved and that staff be directed to prepare a draft contract to cover the above. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
7. CULTURE CONNECTION UPDATE - Tabled
MOTION. Councilmember McEvoy moved that the Culture Connection update be tabled. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.
8. WATER TRANSMISSION PIPELINE PROJECT #25S-2000, HELPER INTERCHANGE
CONNECTIONS - Hansen, Allen & Luce,
Councilmember Wheeler presented a request for a partial payment in the amount of $31,308.78
submitted by Hansen, Allen & Luce, Inc., for the Water Transmission Pipeline project. They also
submitted a request for a partial payment in the amout of $930.75 for work completed on the Helper Interchange connections. MOTION. Councilmember Wheeler moved that the partial payments be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember McEvoy and carried.
July 9, 2003
9. MASONRY MASTERS, INC. (R. DICKSON MORLEY) - 1416 East Airport Road - Partial Release
#1 of Development Agreement
Councilmember Reaveley reported that Masonry Masters, Inc., had completed their requirements for their development on Airport Road and is eligible for a partial release of their development agreement in the amount of $27,762.00. MOTION. Councilmember Reaveley moved that the partial release be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.
10. QWEST, KRISPY CREME, SUNBELT CREDIT, CARNIVAL - Conditional Use Permits
Councilmember McEvoy reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave a favorable recommendation to the following requests for Conditional Use permits
QWEST - 107 East 100 North, Sign
Krispy Creme - 760 West Price River Drive (Inside Albertsons), Sign
Sunbelt Credit - 4 East Main, Sign
Carnival - 400 East between Main Street and 1st North
MOTION. Councilmember McEvoy moved that the requests be approved and that Conditional Use Permits be issued. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
11. PAULA LEWIS, DIANA BORDEA - Travel Approved
Mayor Piccolo presented the following travel requests.
Paula Lewis, Diana Bordea - Utah=s Public Library Institute For Training, August 12, 13, Salt Lake City
MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that the travel be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
12. NICK TATTON - Travel Approved
Mayor Piccolo presented the following travel request.
Nick Tatton - UAMPS, WAPA, IPA Meetings scheduled through the fiscal year; Rural Summit, August 6-8, Cedar City, Utah
MOTION. Councilmember Wheeler moved that the travel be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Reaveley and carried.
13. RESOLUTION #2003-20 - Increase In Water Rates
Pat Larsen presented Resolution #2003-20, increasing water rates 3%, effective July 1, 2003. This increase will generate $45,000 in revenues. Councilmember Denison stated that the rate on Page 2, Table 323 of the resolution shows a beginning rate of 50,000 gallons and it should have a beginning rate of 0 gallons. MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that with the above change, that Resolution #2003-20 be approved and that the Mayor and City Recorder be authorized to sign the resolution. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
14. CARBON COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE - Annual Contribution
MOTION. Councilmember Wheeler moved that permission be given to pay the annual contribution of $6,000 to the Chamber of Commerce. Motion seconded by Councilmember Reaveley and carried.
15. CARBON COUNTY RECREATION - Annual Contribution
MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that permission be given to pay the annual contribution of $21,000 to the Carbon County Recreation. Motion seconded by Councilmember Reaveley and carried.
16. PUBLIC EMPLOYEES HEALTH PROGRAM - Contract For Peace Officer Line of Duty Death
MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that the contract with the Public Employees Health
July 9, 2003
Program for Peace Officer Line of Duty Death be approved contingent upon a favorable review by Mr. Sampinos and that the Mayor be authorized to sign the documents. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
17. INTERNATIONAL DAYS - Update
Nick Tatton reported that everything is going well with the International Days Event. A meeting is held every Monday at 1:00 p.m. Linda Johnston has the stage ready to go and the posters have been made.
18. PRICE RIVER WATER IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT - Impact Fees
Mayor Piccolo discussed the proposal of Price River Water Improvement District to consider charging impact fees. As a Council, we need to watch what we do when we authorize outside agencies to increase fees, as it may have a negative impact on our community and limit our ability to raise fees. He would like to see a formal report on where the funds from the Impact fees will be spent. Councilmember Wheeler stated that she has talked to all of the Councilmembers and they all feel the same way. Councilmember Wheeler reported that the PRWID Board authorized staff to meet with the Carbon County Commissioners to assist in financing a county-wide study for a secondary water system. This study would identify the areas of the County that need this service, the cost of the system and the economic feasibility of such a project. They will keep us informed of the outcome.
MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that the meeting adjourn and that a meeting of the Redevelopment Agency convene. Motion seconded by Councilmember Reaveley and carried.
Meeting adjourned at 7:20 p.m.
Reconvened at 7:26 p.m.
Meeting adjourned at 7:41 p.m.
ATTEST: Joe L. Piccolo, Mayor
Joanne Lessar, City Recorder