Minutes of The Price City Council Meeting
City Hall: Price, Utah
November 9, 2005, 5:30 p.m.
Mayor Joe L. Piccolo Joanne Lessar, City Recorder
Councilmembers: Pat Larsen, Finance Director
Stephen L. Denison (Via Speakerphone) Nick Sampinos, City Attorney
Richard Tatton Gary Sonntag, Public Works Director/City Engineer
Jeanne McEvoy Nick Tatton, Community Director
John Daniels, Human Resource Director
Bret Cammans Customer Services Director
Aleck Shilaos, Chief of Police
Excused: Councilmember Betty P. Wheeler
Councilmember Mae Aguayo
Rick Davis Emil Simone Ed Shook LaVon Dicaro
Albert Dicaro Gary Kutkas Mary Mortensen Lynn L. Hunt
Jim Thomas Kathy Hanna-Smith Henning J. Olsen Argene V. Olsen
Ilene Olsen Diana Olsen Kent Olsen Sterling Anderson
Aubrey Anderson Lori Anderson Brielle Bagdin Lauren Ogden
Connie Perea Richard Perea Dina Wise Sue Dirks
Mayor Piccolo informed the audience that as a physical quorum was not possible for this meeting, the Councilmembers as well as staff approved Councilmember Denison=s attendance via speakerphone.
Mayor Piccolo asked Sterling Anderson to lead the Pledge of Allegiance. Roll was called with the above members present.
1. COUNCILMEMBERS REPORT- Update
The Mayor and Councilmembers presented an update on the activities they administer.
2. ESSAY CONTEST WINNERS - Presentation of Prizes
Mayor Piccolo presented silver dollars and theater passes to the following 5th grade students who were winners of the first annual essay contest. The theme of the essay was Awhat do you like best about living in Price@? Winners from Castle Heights Elementary were Diana Olsen, Forest G. Daniels, and Rachel Goodrich. Winners from Pinnacle Canyon Academy were Aubrey O. Anderson and Ashley Dirks.
3. MELANIE STEELE - Main Street Program Update
Melanie Steele presented an update on the Main Street Program. On behalf of the Main Street Program, she thanked the Council for their support and the funding she has received. She is working towards finding ways to get businesses involved to help sustain the program. She and Nick Tatton will be attending a partners meeting with many other main street coordinators throughout the state. The focus is looking at business improvement districts. Hopefully they=ll get a lot of good ideas from cities that already have this program in place. At this point, everything has gone well. She has visited a lost of downtown businesses and overall, the feedback is very positive. People are very excited and extremely willing to help get this moving. She thanked Mayor Piccolo for all the steps he has taken to soothe the fears some have had about the changes taking place. She feels it will be a positive addition to the City. She is trying to improve Main Street, and wants to be inclusive of businesses elsewhere. She is making an effort to let businesses and the community know that anyone and everyone is invited to participate. The board meetings have gone well. A lot of ideas have been presented to work towards. The Aspooktacular@ was very successful. Over 1,000 people attended with 85 participating businesses. She will continue to work to have many more downtown activities, beginning with the Christmas activities. Melanie asked that the Council consider adding a permanent representative from the City Council to their board to stay involved and provide a communication process between the Council and the program. Nick Tatton and Kathy Hanna-Smith have both been very active as well
as the Mayor. She requested use of the food bank as a storage facility to place items as they accumulate them that will be used for the different events. Councilmember Tatton suggested that
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Melanie work with Gary Sonntag as he has an understanding of the available storage facilities and locations.
4. EMIL SIMONE COMPLAINT - Placed On Unfinished Business
Emil Simone, 359 East 200 North, stated that he lives next to a home where the owner performs welding and assorted mechanical jobs in his garage. The garage was built in 1985 without a firewall and has a window in it. He is fearful the sparks from welding will start a fire and since it is so close to his carport, he is concerned about his property. The garage is situated within one foot of the fence line, but should have been built at least 3 foot from the fence line. He requested that the homeowner be required to take the window out and construct a firewall. Councilmember Mcevoy reported that she spoke to Mr. Simone a week ago on this issue and that she conveyed this information to the Planning and Zoning Director, who has placed it on his list to follow up. Aleck Shilaos indicated that the P & Z Director has been trying to contact the owner to get it straightened out. At this point, there is nothing to indicate that a business is being operated at this location. MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that this item be placed on Unfinished Business until it is resolved. Motion seconded by Councilmember McEvoy and carried.
5. MEDICARE SUPPLEMENT CHANGES - Authorization To Pay Additional Fees For Price City Retirees
John Daniels reported that a representative from the Public Employees Health Plan met with him and Price City retirees regarding the Medicare Modernization Act and the changes taking place. This change pertains to prescription drugs and is effective January 1, 2006. There are a number of issues that need to be addressed both for Price City and the retirees. Price City provides Medicare Supplement coverage through PEHP for all Price City retirees at a cost of $281.00 per month per employee, which covers certain things that Medicare does not. PEHP is eliminating the current coverage effective December 31, 2005 and is creating a new coverage compliant with the Medicare Modernization Act. The retirees are left without coverage unless they enroll in the new coverage by December 15, 2005. The two options that come with the new program are basic coverage at a cost of $95/month per person and an enhanced coverage at a cost of $295/month per person. The new enhanced coverage would be $14/month more per person than what we pay at the present time. Two options could be considered. The City could pay the enhanced coverage for eligible retirees and their dependents at $295/month for the current enrollment period or continue to provide coverage at $281/month and ask the retirees to pay the difference of $14/month. John suggested that since there is such a short time to complete enrollment and as there are some retirees that live out of the area, he suggested that the City agree to pay the additional $14/month for the current enrollment period and that a benefits committee, consisting of Councilmembers and the Finance and Human Resources Departments, be appointed to review the program. MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that the recommendation be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember McEvoy and carried.
6. RESOLUTION 2005-26 - Adopting A Flexible Benefits Plan And A Premium Only Plan
John Daniels presented Resolution #2005-26, adopting a Flexible Benefits plan and a Premium Only plan. When this was adopted approximately 4 years ago, a resolution approving it was never adopted. MOTION. Councilmember McEvoy moved that Resolution #2005-26 be approved and that the Mayor and City Recorder be authorized to sign the resolution. Further, that the Mayor be authorized to sign the contract with the current provider. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.
7. MICHELE BUTKOVICH DAY CARE, BULLSEYE ELECTRIC - Home Occupied Businesses Approved
Councilmember McEvoy reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave a favorable recommendation to the following requests for home occupied businesses.
Michele Butkovich Day Care - 715 So. Nick Lane
Bullseye Electric - 249 So. 400 West, Andy Jones-Owner
MOTION. Councilmember McEvoy moved that the businesses be approved upon the purchase of a business license. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.
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8. BRONCO COAL COMPANY - Conditional Use Permit Approved
Counclimember McEvoy reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave a favorable recommendation for Bronco Coal Company to operate a business at 375 South Carbon Avenue (BTAC). MOTION. Councilmember McEvoy moved that the business be approved and that a Conditional Use Permit be issued. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.
9. TOTAL MINE CONSULTING AND EXPLORATION - Conditional Use Permit Approved
Councilmember McEvoy reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave a favorable recommendation for Total Mine Consulting and Exploration to operate a business at 375 South Carbon Avenue (BTAC). They also submitted a request to waive the Conditional Use Permit fees. MOTION. Councilmember McEvoy moved that the business be approved, that a Conditional Use Permit be issued, and that the CUP fees be waived. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton.
10. PRICE INSURANCE AGENCY, MRS. GUPPY=S FABRICS & CRAFTS, JED AND THERESA JENSEN - Conditional Use Permits Approved
Councilmember McEvoy reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave a favorable recommendation to the following requests for Conditional Use Permits per the stated stipulations.
Price Insurance Agency - 54 West Main - Install a sign at the back of their building
Mrs. Guppy=s Fabrics & Crafts - 42 East Main - Business Relocation - Stipulation that their signs be installed by a licensed installer.
Jed and Theresa Jensen - 334 N. 5th Ave. - Student Housing - One year temporary permit
MOTION. Councilmember McEvoy moved that the requests be approved and that Conditional Use Permits be issued per the above stipulations. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.
11. CARBON COUNTY AMBULANCE GARAGE - Preliminary and Final Approval
Councilmember McEvoy reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave a favorable recommendation for construction of the Carbon County Ambulance Garage at 1550 East Airport Road per the following stipulations.
That warning signs be placed on Airport Road to slow down traffic as they approach the location where ambulances enter the highway.
Require a 10' easement within the sidewalk and buildings for future installation of utilities.
Require a development agreement but waive the requirement of a financial guarantee or bond.
The Council discussed the waiver of the financial guarantee. Nick Sampinos stated that the development agreement could be modified to remove the requirement for the financial guarantee and require the County to put in the improvements at their expense. MOTION. Councilmember McEvoy moved that preliminary and final approval be given per the above stipulations. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.
12. M13 CONSTRUCTION - Signature Approval On Mylar Plat
Councilmember McEvoy reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave a favorable recommendation to sign the mylar plat for M13 Construction (plat amendment for the Human Services Building). MOTION. Councilmember McEvoy moved that the signing of the plat be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.
13. PARKS DEPARTMENT - Permission To Purchase Used Hustler Lawn Mower - Tabled
MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that the request of the Parks Department to purchase a used Hustler Lawn Mower be tabled. Motion seconded by Councilmember McEvoy and carried.
CONSENT ITEMS. MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that Items #14 through #22 be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember McEvoy and carried.
14. MINUTES - October 26, 2005, November 4, 2005
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15 . FRANCIS DUZENACK - Travel Approved - Utah Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials Annual Business Meeting and Education Seminar, November 15-19, St. George, Utah
16.. SKIN INK - Additional Loan Disbursement In Amount of $2,000 From Economic Vitality Loan Fund
17. POLICE DEPARTMENT - Permission To Accept Wal Mart Grants - $500 For Homeland Security And $1,000 For Community Heroes
18. ORDINANCE #2005-006 - Amending The Subdivision/Residential Rebate Calculation Formula
19. CV-LLC - Development Agreement Approved For Highway Patrol Building Road Improvements (Dedication Of Public Right-Of-Way And Construction Of Road And Utilities At 1365 South SR10)
20. RESOLUTION #2005-27 - Establishing and Adopting Price City=s Capital Improvement Planning Policies
21. RESOLUTION #2005-28 - Establishing and Adopting Price City=s Capital Improvement Budgeting/Financing Policies
22. NEW HIRES - Maureen Wheeler, Brenda Howerton - Police Department, Substitute Crossing Guards
Meeting adjourned at 7:00 p.m.
ATTEST: Joe L. Piccolo, Mayor
Joanne Lessar, City Recorder