Minutes of The Price City Council Meeting

City Hall: Price, Utah

January 12, 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

     Stephen L. Denison                                       Gary Sonntag, Public Works Director/City Engineer

     Richard Tatton                                              Nick Tatton, Community Director

     Jeanne McEvoy                                            John Daniels, Human Resource Director

     Mae Aguayo                                                 Bret Cammans, Communications Director

Aleck Shilaos, Chief of Police


Others Present:

     P. Hampton McArthur            Carol McArthur              Rita Alderson                 Les Bowen

     Janice D=Ambrosio                Thomas M. McCrary      Greg Marsing                 Fred Noyes


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.  Councilmember Tatton and Mayor Piccolo presented their disclosure statements.   


  2.        P. HAMPTON MCARTHUR - Claim For Damages - Tabled


P. Hampton McArthur, 225 South 500 West, reported that a sewer back-up occurred at his home on November 9, 2004.  He submitted a claim to the City=s insurance company and was denied.  He requested that the Council review the claim for payment.  Fred Noyes, A-2 Plumbing, who responded to the sewer backup was present and explained that he could not clear the line.  He called the City=s sewer department personnel and they gave him permission to open the street.  He found that the City=s main lateral line had sunk causing the line to break and leak sewer into the ground area.  City crews provided him with the necessary couplings and he reconnected the sewer lines.  MOTION.  Councilmember Tatton moved that the item be tabled and that it be reviewed further with the Sewer Department.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.       


 3.         SMUIN, RICH & MARSING - Audit Report For FY2003/04 and Final Payment


Greg Marsing, representing Smuin, Rich & Marsing, presented the City=s annual audit for the Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2004.    He reviewed the exhibits in the packet of information pertaining to expenditures and revenues, liabilities, Fixed Assets, fund balances at the beginning and end of the year, the Financial Statement, and the Enterprise and Fiduciary Fund.  It is the opinion of the auditor that the accounting practices and the financial position of Price Municipal Corporation are in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.  Price City is one of the few entities that have implemented GASB34.  He complimented the City for doing this.  Mayor Piccolo thanked Mr. Marsing for his report and thanked Pat Larsen and her department for their professionalism.


Pat Larsen presented a request for a final payment in the amount of $2,800 submitted by Smuin, Rich & Marsing for the Annual Audit.  MOTION.  Councilmember Tatton moved that the audit report be accepted and that the final payment in the above amount be approved.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.


 4.        SHIPLEY=S SHIP SHAPE SERVICE, YOUR GIFT LADY.COM, E & L VENDING - 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. 


Shipley=s Ship Shape Service - 1680 East 300 South D-203, David Shipley-Owner

Your Gift Lady.Com - 442 North 100 East, Mary Margaret Vansickle-Owner

E & L Vending - 263 North Carbon Avenue, Erick Erickson-Owner




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MOTION.  Councilmember McEvoy moved that the businesses be approved upon the purchase of a business license.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.




Councilmember McEvoy reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave a favorable recommendation to the following requests for conditional use permits per the stated contingencies.


Mrs. Guppy=s Fabrics & Crafts - 15 South Carbon Avenue - Sign

Sundance Recovery Services - 59 East 100 North - Business and Sign

Southwest Plumbing Supply - 115 South 100 West - Pipe Storage and Sign (contingent upon installation of curb and gutter and street improvements on both 100 West and Carbon Avenue).

Anderson Office Building - 49 North 500 East - Preliminary and Final


MOTION.  Councilmember McEvoy moved that the requests be approved and that Conditional Use Permits be issued per the above contingencies.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.


 6.        SILVAGNI BUILDING REMODEL - Conditional Use Permit Approved


Councilmember McEvoy reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave a favorable recommendation to remodel the Silvagni Building located at 6 East Main to accommodate their new tenants, Discovery Phone Center, contingent upon employees using public parking lots and not parking on Main Street.  Tony Basso, owner of the building, is going to purchase additional   property behind the Newhouse Hotel for 10 additional parking spaces.  MOTION.  Councilmember McEvoy moved that the request be approved and that a Conditional Use Permit be issued per the above contingency.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried. 


CONSENT ITEMS.  MOTION.  Councilmember Denison moved that Items #7 through #27be approved.  Motion seconded by Councilmember McEvoy and carried.


  7.        MINUTES - December 15, 2004, January 6, 2005


 8.        CEU INSIGNIA ON WOOD HILL - Permission To Use City Property


 9.        PINNACLE CANYON ACADEMY MARDI GRAS - Local Consent For Temporary

Liquor Permit (Groggs) - Ratification


10.        SPORTSMEN FOR FISH AND WILDLIFE BANQUET - Local Consent For Temporary Beer License


11.        2005 FLAG DAY SCHEDULE


Tuesday, January 4th - Statehood Day                  Monday, January 17, Civil Rights Day

Monday, February 21st - Presidents Day               Thursday, March 17th - St. Patricks Day

Saturday, May 21st - Armed Forces Day               Monday, May 30th, Memorial Day

Tuesday, June 14th - Flag Day                             Monday, July 4th - Independence Day

Sunday, July 24th - Pioneer Day                         Monday, July 25th - 31st  - International Days

Monday, September 5th - Labor Day                     Monday, October 10th - Columbus Day

Friday, November 11th - Veterans Day                 




Bill Barnes - Response To The Mentally Ill Training, February 22-24, Cedar City, Utah

Scott Olsen - Child & Family Maltreatment, January 24-28, San Diego, California

Shauna Fassett - Annual TAC Conference, May 24, 25, Layton, Utah

Sam White - Rural Water Association of Utah, March 2-4, St. George, Utah


13.        TOY ATWOOD BASEBALL COMPLEX IMPROVEMENT PROJECT (LITTLE LEAGUE FIELD) - Contribution of Price City Staff and Resources For In-Kind Assistance


14.        PRICE-WELLINGTON CONTROL BOARD - Easement Agreement For Underground Electrical Lines


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15.        EASY PROGRAM REIMBURSEMENT - Reimbursement For $2,000 For Property Improvements For Allstate Insurance (Van Mays)


16.        RESOLUTION #2005-01 - Revision of Electric Rate Schedule


17.        EAST PRICE UTILITY CUSTOMERS - Permission To Include Letter In Utility Bills Regarding Takeover of Electrical System


18.       IS DEPARTMENT - On Line Training Courses


19.        NELSON LANE STREET LIGHTING - Repairs Made To Existing Lights and Recommendation For A New Street Light


20.        WATER DEPLETION & RECOVERY STUDY, IS-2005 - Hansen, Allen & Luce, Inc. - Partial Payment In Amount of $22,945.37


21.        HOMESTEAD BLVD. LOOP DESIGN, UDOT STOP-LCO(7) - Local Government Contract - Sunrise Engineering, Inc. (Engineering Fee of $127,706.61)


22.        HAROLD VALDEZ - Acceptance of Termination and Permission To Fill Vacancy




$164,330 - from General Fund to Library  

$15,000 - from Redevelopment Agency to General Fund

$10,000 - from East Price RDA to General Fund

$152,525 - from Water Fund to General Fund

$484,450 - from Electric Fund to General Fund

$105, 250 - from General Fund to Swimming Pool Fund

$28,335 - from General Fund to Drug Task Force Fund

$5,200 - from general Fund to Central School Building Fund

$67,957 - From General Fund to Capital projects

$8,816 - From Main Street Improvements to General Fund

$1,557 - from CDBG to General Fund


24.        RESOLUTION #2005-02 - Amendment To Resolution #2004-21 (Utility Assistance Program)






27.        RESOLUTION #2005-03 - Amending Price City Policies and Procedures


28.      SCOTT NELSON - Acceptance of Termination and Permission To Fill Vacancy - Struck


29.      PRICE CITY CITIZENS SERVICE PROPERTY (BLM) - Eaton Architectural Services Contract


Gary Sonntag reported that architectural services are needed for remodeling and upgrading the existing building(s) and yard area at the ACitizens= Service@ property, the old BLM building.  As there is only $300,000 available for this project, he is going to focus on the main building and the area around the main building.  How far he is able to proceed will depend on construction costs.  Eaton Architecture was selected to design this project at a cost of $25,000.  MOTION.  Councilmember Denison moved that the contract with Eaton Architects be approved and that the Mayor and City Recorder be authorized to execute the documents.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.




Councilmember Wheeler reported that the Price River Water Improvement District supports the extension of the Downtown Redevelopment Project, but that they do not want to put any money into it.




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MOTION.  Councilmember Denison moved that the meeting adjourn and that a meeting of the

Redevelopment Agency convene.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.


Meeting adjourned at 6:44 p.m.

Reconvened at 6:50 p.m.


Meeting adjourned at 7:09 p.m.







ATTEST:                                                                      Joe L. Piccolo, Mayor






Joanne Lessar, City Recorder