Minutes of The Price City Council Meeting
City Hall: Price, Utah
January 23, 2002
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, PWD/City Engineer
Richard Tatton Keith Wight, Human Resource Director
Elizabeth H. Kourianos Aleck Shilaos, Chief of Police
Don G. Reaveley, Jr.
Robert Krajnc Sidnee Krajnc Virginia Jordan Marilyn Petrie
Don G. Reaveley, Sr. Norma Procarione Barbara Procarione Vickie Reaveley
Lauren Reaveley Cortney Reaveley John Alger Ken Larson
Gary Harrison Suda Merriman Carey Seals Ron Fowler
Frank Lujan Shelley Karcich Tyson Herrick Tanner Herrick
Jason Fredrickson Jim Valdez Keller Spillman David Spillman
Bruce Noone Christian Axelgard Marie Leonard Dennis Karran
Tanner Herrick, Tyson Herrick and Jason Fredrickson, Boy Scout Troop #907, led the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Piccolo called the roll with the above members in attendance.
1. APPOINTMENT OF NEW COUNCILMEMBER - Don G. Reaveley, Jr.
MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that Don G. Reaveley, Jr., be appointed as Price City Councilmember. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.
2. SWEARING IN OF NEW COUNCILMEMBER - Don G. Reaveley, Jr.
Joanne Lessar conducted the swearing in of Don G. Reaveley, Jr. The Council congratulated and welcomed Mr. Reaveley. Mayor Piccolo thanked all those who made application to the Council and felt that either of them could have served in this capacity.
3. LIBRARY - Library Services Technology Grant
Norma Procarione, Librarian, requested permission to apply for a Library Services Technology Grant. As the item is not on the agenda, the Council gave verbal approval with the item to be placed on the next agenda for ratification.
4. CARBON/EMERY TELCOM - Update
Gary Harrison, Carbon/Emery Telcom, presented an update on the progress they have made since taking over the QWest Telephone System beginning April, 2001. They placed approximately 26 miles of cable, spliced about 56,000 pair, deployed DSL and voice messaging, and ran fibre to East Carbon and to the Carbon Credit Union. They spent over $4 million from April 6, 2001 to the end of the year. They have budgeted a little over $200,000 to purchase new cable for this year. Two large jobs have been planned for the near future, one heading east to the new Wal-Mart and the other in the subdivision behind the hospital. They will also be placing fibre to Helper. If there is something the City is unhappy with, they would like to know, or if there is anything they can do to help, please let them know.
5. MINUTES - January 2, 2002 - Swearing-In Ceremony
MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that the minutes of the January 2, 2002 Swearing-In Ceremony be approved as written. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
6. MINUTES - January 9, 2002
MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that the minutes of the January 9, 2002 meeting be approved as written. Motion seconded by Councilmember Kourianos and carried.
January 23, 2002
7. CITY STAFF RECOGNITION - Community Service Work Program
Gary Sonntag recognized the following employees for their assistance with the Community Service Work Program and presented certificates and two show tickets to each of them. These employees work as Deputy Probation Officers on their own time, mostly on weekends, and a few times during the week.
Suda Merriman, Ron Fowler, Frank Lujan, Jim Valdez, and Carey Seals (Juvenile Court Supervisor), and absent employees Kent Jones, Janice Campbell, and Jessie Alexander.
Mayor Piccolo commended the above employees on their efforts.
8. BID OPENING - Cab and Chassis For Streets/Maintenance Departments - Committee Appointed
The following bids were received for a cab and chassis for the Streets/Maintenance Departments.
2002 Ford Standard Cab & Chassis $22,805.00
2002 Dodge Standard Cab & Chassis $22,099.00
Mountain View Motors
2002 Chevrolet C3500 Heavy Duty$25,294.55
MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that a committee, consisting of Councilmembers Kourianos and Reaveley, Gary Sonntag, Harold Valdez, Brian Allred, and Pat Larsen, be appointed to review the bids and given the power to act. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
9. KIWANIS CLUB - Contribution For July 4th Fireworks Display
MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that a contribution in the amount of $600 be approved for the Kiwanis Club July 4th Fireworks Display. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.
10. WESTERN BOYS BASEBALL ASSOCIATION - Agreement For Use Of Baseball Parks
Councilmember Tatton reported that in the past, there has been some confusion regarding the use of the concession stands at the Atwood Baseball Complex and the South Baseball Field. He would like a short agreement prepared to indicate that the WBBA has exclusive use of the operation of the concession stands during their baseball season. Upon the conclusion of their season, they are to remove all their equipment. The concession stands and kitchen areas can then be used by the City for rental. MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that Mr. Sampinos be directed to prepare the agreement prior to the WBBA season. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried. The agreement will be brought before the Council for final approval.
11. SHADE TREE COMMISSION - Report
Councilmember Tatton reported that he met with Gary Sonntag and Lyle Bauer to reorganize the Shade Tree Commission. They would like to see the Shade Tree Commission more active than it has been in the past, and possibly assign that under another department. They discussed placing it under Community Progress or the Planning and Zoning Commission with a Councilmember acting as a liaison between the two groups.
12. FLOORS AND DOORS REMODELING, K & K HANDYMAN, CLEAN MASTER - Home Occupied Businesses Approved
Francis Duzenack reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave a favorable recommendation to the following home occupied businesses. They are all office only.
Floors and Doors Remodeling - 161 North 300 East, Shawn Marvell-Owner, Handyman Services
January 23, 2002
K & K Handyman - 521 East 200 North, Gary Kutkas-Owner, Handyman Services
Clean Master - 1648 Oxford Road, Glen Fredrickson-Owner, Cleaning Services
MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that the home occupied businesses be approved with the purchase of a business license. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
13. PRAXAIR HEALTH CARE SERVICES, WAL-MART - Conditional Use Permits Approved
UTAH CENTRAL CREDIT UNION - Concept Approval
Francis Duzenack reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave a favorable recommendation to the following requests for Conditional Use Permits.
Praxair Health Care Services - 60 South 700 East, #4 - Sign
Wal-Mart - 255 South Highway 55 - Impact Signs
Francis further reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave a favorable recommendation for concept approval for the Utah Central Credit Union to construct a new facility and relocate to 448 East Main Street.
MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that the requests be approved, that Conditional Use Permits be issued to Praxair Health Care Services and Wal-Mart, and that concept approval be given to the Utah Central Credit Union.. Motion seconded by Councilmember Kourianos and carried.
14. ALECK SHILAOS, FRANCIS DUZENACK - Travel Approved
Mayor Piccolo presented the following travel requests:
Aleck Shilaos - Utah Chiefs of Police Association, Executive Development Training, March 26-28, St. George, Utah; National Center For Missing & Exploited Children, April 14, 15, Washington, D.C.
Francis Duzenack - Utah Chapter of ICBO Annual Education Conference, February 25 - March 1, St. George, Utah
MOTION. Councilmember Wheeler moved that the travel be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Kourianos and carried.
15. ORDINANCE - Draft For Mayor Protempore Appointments
Nick Sampinos presented a draft of a proposed ordinance which would provide an opportunity for each Councilmember to serve as Mayor Protempore for a period of six months should the Mayor be absent during that period. The Council discussed the wording in the ordinance and recommended a few changes. Mr. Sampinos will incorporate those changes and present the ordinance for adoption at the next meeting.
16. WATER TREATMENT PLANT SEDIMENTATION BASIN PAINTING - The Gateway Company -
Gary Sonntag presented a request for a partial payment in the amount of $59,601.37 submitted by The Gateway Company for their contract on the Water Treatment Plant Sedimentation Basin Painting. He would like to retain $1,000 until such time they are able to return and do touch up work. The amount of the payment would then be $58,601.37. MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that the partial payment be approved as recommended above. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
17. WATER TRANSMISSION PIPELINE PROJECT, #25S-2000 - Hansen, Allen and Luce, Engineering - Partial Payment
Gary Sonntag presented a request for a partial payment in the amount of $98,542.84 submitted by Hansen, Allen and Luce, Engineering, for their contract on the design and surveying work on the Water Transmission Pipeline Project. MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that the payment be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Kourianos and carried.
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18. PRICE MAIN STREET RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT - Sunrise Engineering - Joint Construction Management Contract With UDOT
Gary Sonntag presented a joint construction management contract between the Utah Department of Transportation and the City, which secures the services of Sunrise Engineering to perform the construction management work on the Price Main Street Reconstruction project. The proposed amount for those services if $89,633.72. MOTION. Councilmember Wheeler moved that the contract be approved and that the Mayor and City Recorder be authorized to execute the documents. Motion seconded by Councilmember Reaveley and carried.
19. FUND TRANSFERS - Approved
Pat Larsen presented the following fund transfers and asked that they be approved.
$154,850 from the General Fund to the Library Fund
$ 12,500 from the Redevelopment Agency to the General Fund
$907,550 from the Electric Fund to the General Fund
$234,900 from the General Fund to the Swimming Pool Fund
$ 32,550 from the General Fund to the Drug Task Force Fund
$ 19,075 from the General Fund to the IS Fund
$ 20,500 from the Electric Fund to the IS Fund
$ 11,925 from the Water Fund to the IS Fund
MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that the funds be transferred as requested. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
20. CEMETERY GROUNDSKEEPER II - Permission To Advertise
MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that permission be given to advertise for a Cemetery Groundskeeper II. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
21. RESOLUTION #2002-01 - Correction To Resolution #2001-16 To Reclassify Public Works Assistant To Grade 13
Keith Wight presented Resolution #2002-01, amending Resolution #2001-16 to establish a new grade number for the Public Works Assistant. MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that Resolution #2002-01 be approved and that the Mayor and City Recorder be authorized to sign the resolution. Motion seconded by Councilmember Reaveley and carried.
22. TIM FRAME - New Hire Approved
Keith Wight recommended that Tim Frame be hired as Public Works Assistant, Perm/FT as soon as possible. MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that the new hire be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
23. JEFF AND JOANNE BRABY - Request To Connect To City Sewer System - Update
Nick Sampinos reported that in response to the concerns of Jeff and Joanne Braby regarding the problems they have encountered on a private sewer line located at approximately 350 West 400 North, he sent a letter to Sheldon Hansen, former owner of their home and the person who had the sewer line constructed in 1969. Mr. Hansen has responded to this letter and claims he has no contractual liability as to any ownership or maintenance responsibility. It was the concensus of the Council that the City move ahead and determine what is necessary to connect the property owners in that area to the City’s sewer line.
24. PURCHASING POLICY AND STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES - Discussion
Pat Larsen presented an update to the purchasing policy and standard operating procedures and reviewed the changes that she and Gary Sonntag had made. After review by the Council, a few additional minor changes were made. Pat will incorporate all the changes and present the final draft for adoption at a future meeting.
January 23, 2002
25. COMMUNITY DIRECTOR POSITION - Discussion
Keith Wight asked the Council to select their three top applicants for the position of Community Director and submit them to him by Wednesday. He will then schedule interviews. Councilmember Tatton removed himself from the process as he has a family member that has applied for the position. Councilmember Denison also removed himself as he is an applicant.
26. BACKHOE FOR WATER/SEWER/ELECTRICAL DEPARTMENTS - Contract Awarded
Gary Sonntag reported that the committee appointed to review the bid received for the backhoe for the Water/Sewer/Electric Departments awarded the contract to Wheeler Machinery, the only bidder. An adjustment was made to remove the steering portion of the bid and purchase an additional 5 year warranty in the amount of $1,500 $121,387
Meeting adjourned at 8:10 p.m.
ATTEST: Joe L. Piccolo, Mayor
Joanne Lessar, City Recorder