Minutes of The Price City Council Meeting
City Hall: Price, Utah
October 26, 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
T. H. Poloni Linda Poloni Robert Welch Stewart Foster
Rick Davis Elly Muth Gregory Lowder Kyle Kulow
Les Bowen Kathy Hanna Smith
Mayor Piccolo led the Pledge of Allegiance. Roll was called with the above members present.
Mayor Piccolo recognized John Kit Pappas and Rick Davis, two of the candidates who are running for Council positions.
1. COUNCILMEMBERS REPORT- Update
The Mayor and Councilmembers presented an update on the activities they administer.
2. VISIONARY SERVICE LEADER AWARD - Stewart Foster
Mayor Piccolo presented the Visionary Service Leader Award for October, 2005, to Stewart Foster. Mr. Foster has volunteered his time for several years teaching swimming lessons, gymnastics, and working with the age group swim team.
3. CARBON COUNTY HAZMAT TEAM - Appointment Of Price City Employees Approved
Robert Welch and Kyle Kulow, Carbon County Hazmat Team, requested that the Council consider appointing two Price City employees to the Hazmat Team. They are trying to staff the team with members from different cities. Individuals who work in their cities know the needs and procedures of their communities. Different things are needed in different cities. It would give them a more rounded team. An employee in the Price City Fire Department has expressed an interest and they would like to see the second person come from the Police Department. Employees who work in these departments are acquainted with on-call incidents and are committed to serve their communities. The State of Utah pays for the training and Carbon County pays the salary of $500/month. The employee will need to be gone for a period of two weeks for the training, so the matter of being absent from work will need to be addressed. MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that the City proceed to appoint two employees to the Carbon County Hazmat Team, that an interlocal agreement be prepared, and that the details be brought back to the Council. Motion seconded by Councilmember Aguayo and carried. Staff from Human Resources, Finance, the Fire and Police Departments, and Nick Sampinos, will work closely with Mr. Welch on these appointments.
4. CARBON COUNTY - CUP and Building Permit Fees Waived For Ambulance Garage
Mayor Piccolo presented a letter from the Carbon County Commissioners requesting that the Conditional Use Permit fees be waived for the construction of the ambulance building. Mayor Piccolo recommended that in addition to the Conditional Use Permit fee, that the building permit fee also be waived. MOTION. Councilmember McEvoy moved that the fees be waived as recommended. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.
5. CENTRAL SCHOOL BUILDING EVALUATION - Authorization To Evacuate
Gary Sonntag reported that Building Services, Risk Management, Building Inspection and the Finance Departments evaluated the Central School Building and determined that the building
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should not be remodeled, that operation should be terminated within 30 days and the building
demolished as soon as possible. The building is 90 years old and needs extensive remodeling. Building elevations indicate that differential settlement is occurring, causing a bow in the roof line, wall cracks, loosened bricks and tight doors. The main sewer system chronically backs up creating a potential for health problems. There is no ADA access to the second floor since the elevator had to be demolished after it separated from the main building. The cost to remodel and bring the building into compliance would exceed $1.6 million. MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that the recommendation of the committee be followed and that preparations be made to assist tenants in relocating and that the building be demolished. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried. The City will do everything possible to assist the tenants in relocating.
6. RESOLUTION #2005-23 - A Resolution Amending Price City Personnel Policies and Procedures Specific To Conflict Of Interest
John Daniels presented Resolution #2005-23, amending the Price City Personnel Policies and Procedures relating to Conflicts of Interest and recommended approval. MOTION. Councilmember McEvoy moved that Resolution #2005-23 be adopted and that the Mayor and City Recorder be authorized to sign the resolution. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
7. RESOLUTION #2005-24 - A Resolution Amending Price City Personnel Policies and Procedures Specific To Reimbursable Expenses
John Daniels presented Resolution #2005-24, amending the Price City Personnel Policies and Procedures relating to reimbursable expenses and recommended approval. MOTION. Councilmember Wheeler moved that Resolution #2005-24 be adopted and that the Mayor and City Recorder be authorized to sign the resolution. Motion seconded by Councilmember Aguayo and carried.
8. STURDY 1 SERVICE, M & M HANDYMAN SERVICES - Home Occupied Businesses Approved
Councilmember McEvoy reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave a favorable recomendation to the following requests for home occupied businesses.
Sturdy I Service - 133 East 1st North, Harry Sturdy-Owner (Janitorial Services)
M & M Handyman Services - 380 North 600 East, Michael Miller-Owner (General Handyman)
MOTION. Councilmember McEvoy moved that the businesses be approved upon the purchase of a business license. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
9. MEEKS FINANCIAL - Conditional Use Permit
Councilmember McEvoy reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave a favorable recommendation for a business and sign to Meeks Financial, 90 West 100 North, Suite #5, contingent upon being in compliance with state regulations as a financial advisor and purchase of a business licene. MOTION. Councilmember McEvoy moved that the request be approved per the above contingency and that a Conditional Use Permit be issued. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
10. ELKRIDGE SUBDIVSION - Conditional Use Permit, Fees Waived
Councilmember McEvoy reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave a favorable recommendation to the request of the Elkridge Subdivision to construct a 5 foot sidewalk next to their property line on Fairgrounds Road. Other than the sidewalk, Carbon County does not want anything further added, as they may have to be removed should a road be constructed. In addition, the Commission is recommending that the fees for this second Conditional Use Permit be waived as they are on the agenda due to a confusion in our proceedings. MOTION. Councilmember McEvoy moved that the 5 foot sidewalk be approved, that a Conditional Use Permit be issued, and that the fees for the CUP be waived. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
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11. CARBON COUNTY AMBULANCE GARAGE - Concept Approval
Councilmember McEvoy reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave concept approval to the Carbon County Ambulance Garage.
CONSENT ITEMS. MOTION. Councilmember Aguayo moved that Items #12 through #23 be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.
12. MINUTES - October 12, 2005
13. WAIVER OF CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT FEES - BTAC Small Business Start-Up
14. AIRPORT ROAD PAVEMENT TESTING - Applied Geotechnical Engineering Consultants - Final Payment Of $2,500
15. COVE BASIN PARK 300 EAST ROAD IMPROVEMENTS - Smith Byrd, LLC - Partial Payment Of $562
16. CLASS C ROAD AND PAINT STRIPING - Nielson Construction, Inc. - Change Order #2 (Decrease Contract $2,808.43 To Delete Footage From Overall Contract And Add Striping To The Atwood Baseball Complex); Final Payment Of $17,090.67
17. CITIZENS SERVICE PROPERTY (OLD BLM) - Stilson Construction - Change Order #2 (Increases Contract $46,403 For Basement Remodeling And $700 For Basement Electrical Panel Replacement); Change Order #3 (Increases Contract $48,500 For The Painting Of Out-Buildings Per Bid Alternate And $37,729 For Office Building Parking Lot Pavement Replacement Per Bid Alternate) - Change Orders Budgeted Under CIB Funding
18. RESOLUTION #2005-25 - Classifying The Job Description For Fire Chief As Exempt
19. JOHN DIAZ - Reclassification From Temporary To Regular (Cemetery Groundskeeper)r
20. JASON WICHMAN - Reclassification From Temporary To Regular (Water/Sewer Operator I)
21. NICOLE PASSARELLA - New Hire (Library Aide)
22. POLICE DEPARTMENT CROSSING GUARD - Permission To Hire
23. ANNIVERSARY INCREASES - Interpretation of Policy Approved (Employees Who Qualify For An Anniversary Increase Will Receive The Full Increase Amount Even Though It Causes Them To Exceed The Maximum Wage Of The Grade)
24. PRICE RIVER WATER IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT - Update
Councilmember Wheeler reported that the Price River Water Improvement District presented their budget for the Year 2006 at their last meeting. She will make sure the Mayor and Council receive a copy.
MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that the Council Meeting adjourn and that a meeting of the Redevelopment Agency convene. Motion seconded by Councilmember Aguayo and carried.
Meeting adjourned at 6:31 p.m.
Reconved at 6:34 p.m.
Meeting adjourned at 6:59 p.m.
ATTEST: Joe L. Piccolo, Mayor
Joanne Lessar, City Recorder