Minutes of the
City Hall: Price,
January 10, 2007 5:30 p.m.
Councilmembers: Nick Sampinos, City Attorney
Kathy Hanna-Smith Bret Cammans, Customer Service Director
Jeanne McEvoy Laurie Tryon, City Recorder
Excused Absence: Nick Tatton-Community Director
Mayor Piccolo led the Pledge of Allegiance. Roll was called with the above Councilmembers and staff in attendance.
1. COUNCILMEMBERS REPORT-Update
The Mayor and Councilmembers presented an update on the activities and functions in which they have participated.
2. AUDIT REPORT- Annual Audit Report
Greg Marsing of Smuin, Rich and Marsing presented and reviewed the audit report for the Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2006. Mr. Marsing reviewed the financial statements, individual fund statements and schedules, the statement of net assets, which included assets and liabilities and reports according to governmental auditing standards. The auditor’s opinion is that the City is doing everything in a correct manner. The audit did not find any material instances or weaknesses in internal control. Mayor Piccolo thanked Mr. Marsing for his report. MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved to accept the audit report. Seconded by Councilmember McEvoy and carried.
3. VISIONARY SERVICE AWARD- Russell Wilson
Wilson received the Visionary Service Leader Award for his community
Regarding New Trail System- Dondra Nance
Dondra and Fuzzy Nance are seeking a letter of support from
5. PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION
Subdivision – (Approx)
MOTION. Councilmember Nielson moved that the Conditional Use Permits be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Hanna-Smith. Motion carried.
CONSENT ITEMS- MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that items #6 through #23 be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember McEvoy and carried.
December 13, 2006
January 5, 2007- Special Council Meeting
7. FINAL PAYMENT- Final Payment to Smuin, Rich and Marsing – 2006 Audit
8. RESOLUTION 2007-01 - Revised Job Descriptions for Equipment Technician I, Equipment Technician II, Equipment Technician III and Master Mechanic
9. RESOLUTION 2007-02 -Revision of Section XVIII, Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Personnel Policy and Procedures Manual
10. MECHANIC SHOP- Promotion of John Gurule to Equipment Technician II
11. SWIMMING POOL- Advertise and Hire Two Lifeguards-Budgeted Item
12. SLOPE STABILIZATION WATER TREATMENT PLANT DIVERSION- Project #5C-2006-Bid Award
14. 10 FOOT IN-BED SALT SPREADER- H & K Truck Equipment-Project #6E-2006 Payment
15. TRAVEL REQUEST- Authorization for Travel
SOFTWARE LICENSING CONTRACT-Updated Software Licensing Agreement Between
INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR APPROVAL- An Additional BEAR Program Independent
Contractor for the
VITALITY LOAN- Change Loan Fund to an
20. RESOLUTION 2007-03- Approval and Adoption of New Planning and Zoning Building Department-Fee Schedule and Resolution
2007-04- Approval and Adoption of the January 2007 Version of the
22. CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN AND BUDGET COMMITTEE- Public Hearing Scheduled for Capital Improvement Projects for March 14, 2007
23. BUSINESS LICENSES- Business Licenses for KDK Distributing and Namaste-Energy.
Intent to Maintain Pathway
Price River Enhancement Project is chaired by Roger Barton of the Utah Association
of Conservation Districts. The water quality assessment has begun and will
continue through the fall of 2007. The work on removing invasive trees will
start in March 2007 and continue for the next 2-3 years. Spin offs from the
river project may include pedestrian pathways and trails (eventually from
Helper to Wellington), fire load (trees & brush) reduction, improved
vegetation, wild life intrusion control, enhanced river fishery, access to
the river, reduce vagrancy presence
(hobo camps) and to improve the gateway and entries to the City. The County is
sponsoring an application to the Utah Department of Transportation requesting
enhancement funds to design and build a bicycle pedestrian pathway (Phase I)
along US 6 from Carbon Avenue (SR10) to the Old Gordon Creek road crossing.
Depending on funding the project could be trimmed back to 100 North (SR55).
Construction would likely begin in 2009. The County requests that the City
provide a letter of support for the application on the bicycle pedestrian pathway
project. This fits into the City’s transportation master plan and will be a
positive improvement to the City. The County also requests that the City
provide a letter indicating its willingness to maintain the pathway once it is
built. This would potentially include: pathway pavement repairs, fence
maintenance, removal of weeds, paint striping, signing, snow
removal, managing access and police enforcement. This would only be for that
segment of the pathway that is within or adjacent to the City limits. Councilmember
Davis had some concerns regarding the total costs of maintenance for this on
going project after it is complete. At this time,
25. OIL AND GAS LEASE- Approval of the Oil and Gas Lease from Associated Resources
Sampinos presented the Oil and Gas Lease from Associated Resources
(representing Shell Oil) and is requesting approval to sign the lease under the
terms and conditions with a five year extension. The original acreage of 448.95
acres to be leased has been changed to 318.92 acres. One third of the actual
surface is owned by someone else with
26. BUSINESS LICENSE FEE SCHEDULE- Advertise and Bid for an Independent Research
The business license fee schedule needs to be completed as soon as possible as it has not been done since 1986. An independent research company would benefit the City in a positive and fair way instead of having someone in house do the research. The purpose of the would be to provide a basis and justification for license fees charged by the city. MOTION. Councilmember Nielson moved to advertise and solicit bids for an outside independent research company to research our current business license fee schedule. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton. Motion carried.
27. WILDLAND FIREFIGHTER EQUIPMENT GRANT- Proceed with Firefighter Grant
In last year’s legislative session, new laws governing
wildland fire suppression were enacted. These new
laws affect our responsibility in responding to wildland
fire within our response area. Each firefighter participating in wildland firefighting will be required to obtain wildland firefighter certifications. Greg Lowder, Sid Nelson and the Fire Chief are the only
firefighters that currently have these certifications. Chief Bedont is
requiring all firefighters to go through the training. A grant is available
28. BUSINESS LICENSE APPROVAL FOR INNER BALANCE 4 MIND BODY & SPIRIT
The building has already been through the process of a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) application and is permitted to for this type of business. Therefore, the business license can be given without a separate CUP. MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved to approve the business license for Inner Balance- 4 Mind Body and Spirit. Seconded by Councilmember McEvoy. Motion carried.
29. PRWID by Councilmember Tatton-
At the last PRWID meeting, finalizing the budget was successful. There was a reorganization of the board assignments. Update on the Helper Interchange project was given. The project is coming along.
30. COMMUNITY PROGRESS UPDATE by Councilmember Hanna-Smith
The signs entering
Councilmember McEvoy would like to see the city website address listed on each sign. All Councilmembers are in support of the sign restoration.
Councilmember Hanna-Smith is also working on eliminating
all of the yard and garage sale signs that are hanging on telephone poles,
buildings and sign posts. A news release
will be placed in the local newspaper in order to educate the citizens of
31. PLAYGROUND UPDATE by Councilmember McEvoy
The project is still on going with projects to complete such as: retaining walls, sidewalk, signage and memorial stones. A billboard will be placed near the highway to bring attention to the Basso Dino-Mine Playground and also to say thank you to the community for all of their dedication and hard work.
32. UNFINISHED BUSINESS
a. Emil Simone Complaint - 11-05
b. Buck and Claudia Moynier-Road- 7/06
Meeting adjourned at 7:56 p.m.
Meeting Reconvened at 7:58 p.m.
Regular meeting adjourned at 8:04 p.m.
Laurie Tryon, City Recorder