Minutes of The Price City Council

City Hall: Price, Utah

July 27, 2005, 5:30 p.m.



Mayor Joe L. Piccolo                                          Joanne Lessar, City Recorder

Councilmembers:                                               Pat Larsen, Finance Director

     Betty P. Wheeler                                          Nick Sampinos, City Attorney

     Richard Tatton                                              Gary Sonntag, Public Works Director/City Engineer

     Jeanne McEvoy                                            Nick Tatton, Community Director

     Mae Aguayo                                                 John Daniels, Human Resource Director

Aleck Shilaos, Chief of Police


Excused: Councilmember Stephen L. Denison

   Bret Cammans, Customer Service Director


Others Present:

     Kellie Criswell                       Riata Ganino                 Mik Flores                     Troy Dennis

     Sara May Sheehan               Steve Pappas                Nancy Mercer                Andy Olsen

     Seth Burgess                       Vanessa Smith              Anna Gramlich               Daniel Wood

     Boni Seals                           Alexis Seals                  Darlene Erni                  Nona Burgess

     Chari Jelsma


Mayor Piccolo led the Pledge of Allegiance.  Roll was called with the above members present.




The Mayor and Councilmembers presented an update on the activities they administer.




Joanne Lessar conducted the swearing-in of the following Youth City Council Members


Vanessa Smith, Mayor                           Anna Gramlich, Councilmember

Andy Olsen, Councilmember                   Seth Burgess   


 3.        VISIONARY SERVICE LEADER AWARD - Riata Ganino and Kellie Criswell


Mayor Piccolo presented the Visionary Service Leader Award for July, 2005,  to Riata Ganino and Kellie Criswell.  They received the award for their service and dedication to the improvement of the community through their part in the ADA Sidewalk project.


 4.        CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT - Mini Storage Units (Brad Harper), 347 East 100 North - Business and Sign


Councilmember McEvoy reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave a favorable recommendation to the request of Brad Harper to construct mini storage units at 347 East 100 North with the stipulation that he install a site obscuring fence from the house to the edge of the property and across the back of the property, that pavement around the storage units be completed within a two year period, that until the pavement is done, that he place clean rock over the gravel, and that he widen the driveway by 25 feet.  MOTION.  Councilmember McEvoy moved that the request be approved with the above stipulations and that a Conditional Use Permit be issued.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.


MOTION.  Councilmember Tatton moved that Items #5 through #15 be approved.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Aguayo and carried.


 5.         MINUTES - July 13, 2005


 6.        PERMANENT COMMUNITY IMPACT FUND - Amendment To Contract (Supplemental Grant and Loan For Price Citizens Service Building)


 7.        RESOLUTION #2005-12 - A Resolution Authorizing The Issuance and Sale Of Not More Than $225,000 Aggregate Principal Amount of Sales Tax Revenue Bonds, Series 2005 of Price City, Carbon County, Utah, For The Purpose of Financing The Renovation of Existing Buildings and Real Property To House Administrative Offices and Programs; Calling A Public Hearing and

         July 27, 2005


Establishing A Date, Time and Location For Said Public Hearing; Providing For Publication of A Notice of Public Hearing and Bonds To Be Issued; Providing For A Pledge of Sales Tax Revenues For Repayment of The Bonds; Fixing The Maximum Aggregate Principal Amount of The Bonds, The Maximum Number of Years Over Which The Bonds May Mature, The Maximum Interest Rate Which The Bonds May Bear, and The Maximum Discount From Par At Which The Bonds May Be Sold; Providing For The Running Of A Contest Period; and Related Matters.


 8.        PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION - Resignation of Chairman John Angotti, Larry Bruno Appointed Chairman, Gary Lyon Vice Chairman, Reappointment of Alfred Richens and Appointment of Ed Shook As A New Boardmember




Nick Tatton - Utah Rural Summit, August 10-12, Cedar City, Utah;   EDA & NBIA Business Incubator Operation Workshop/Conference,  August 17-19, Denver, Colorado

Erika Flower, Charlie Danielle Lewis - Swim Meet, July 29, 30, Richfield, Utah


10 .       MILLER CREEK GAS WELL - Letter of Intent To Lease Gas Well


11.        STREETS DEPARTMENT VACANCY - Permission To Advertise


12.        POLICE DEPARTMENT SUBSTITUTE CROSSING GUARDS - Permission To Advertise For On-Call Positions


13.        NEW HIRE - John Gurule, Shop Department,  Equipment Technician I, Permanent/Full Time


14.        TINA ROWLEY, LIBRARY AID - Reclassification, From Part Time To Full Time - Ratification


15.        DEPUTY FINANCE DIRECTOR/INTERNAL AUDITOR - Classification As A Salaried Exempt Position


16.        INTERNATIONAL DAYS - Update


Councilmember Tatton reported that the International Days events are in the final stages with an opening ceremony scheduled to begin tomorrow night at 7:30 p.m.  Several flags have been donated and they will be set up around the Peace Gardens to provide an International flare.  After the opening ceremonies, a concert will be presented.  It will be a fun afternoon and evening.  Mayor Piccolo commended Councilmember Tatton and his committee for a job well done.




Councilmember Wheeler reported that Community Progress is moving right along and tying up loose ends for the downtown tree lighting project.  The only hold up at this time is a lack of funds.  Hopefully there will be some ideas coming forth.




Councilmember Wheeler reported that the Price River Water Improvement District has advertised to hold a Public Hearing on August 4th to consider a tax increase.  She asked if they had any comments.  The tax increase would mean $.93 cents a month or $11.14/year for a $150,000 home and $20.25/year for a business.  At the present time, the District has a million dollars in bonds and are experiencing a lot of increased costs, such as gasoline to operate their trucks going back and forth from Carbon County to Emery County.  Nick Sampinos stated that this was due to the extensions to of the existing PRWID main lines to accommodate the project being funded by the Bureau of Reclamation.  Councilmember Wheeler stated that the District has never asked for a tax increase since they incorporated in 1960.   Mayor Piccolo questioned where the money will go as there doesn=t seem to be a lot of growth.  When sewer fees were first assessed in 1959, it was $4.00/household.  Today it is $25.00/household.  It seems to him that most of the bonds held by PRWID should be retired.  He asked if there were plans to build more maintenance facilities?  Councilmember Wheeler stated that she would contact PRWID staff to provide answers to the above questions.  Mayor Piccolo stated that PRWID needs to be more prudent.  He believes Price City is as frugal as any entity.  Price City does not want to give away any headroom that they might use at a future time.


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Councilmember Aguayo presented an update to the City=s Planning and Emergency Response Team program.


20.        POWER OUTAGE - Complaint


Dr. Ada Vanvloten was at the meeting regarding the sudden loss of power that occurred last week throughout the City for approximately one hour.  The Council informed Dr. Vanvloten that a Utah Power and Light power plant became overloaded, tripped a breaker and caused a Abrown out@.  There is nothing that the City can do in such cases. 


Meeting adjourned at 6:23 p.m.







ATTEST:                                                                       Joe L. Piccolo, Mayor





Joanne Lessar, City Recorder