Minutes of the Price City Council Meeting

City Hall: Price, Utah

January 23, 2008 at 5:35 p.m.



Mayor Joe L. Piccolo                       Gary Sonntag, Public Works Director 

Councilmembers:                             Aleck Shilaos, Police Chief

Jeff Nielson                                           John Daniels, Human Resource Director

Richard Tatton                                     Nick Sampinos, City Attorney

Jeanne McEvoy                                   Laurie Tryon, City Recorder

Rick Davis                                             Pat Larsen, Finance Director             

                                                                Nick Tatton, Community Director


Excused Absence: Councilmember Hanna-Smith, Bret Cammans, Customer Service Director

Others Present: Ed Howa, CJ McManus, Angela Crowther , Rob Radley and Adam Pierucci


Mayor Piccolo led the Pledge of Allegiance. Roll was called with the above Councilmembers and staff in attendance.


1.             PUBLIC COMMENT

                Kerry Jensen, Principal of Mont Harmon Junior High, commented on the success of the School Resource Officer program and Officer Radley of the Price City Police Department’s performance. Mr. Jensen stated that Officer Radley works directly with the staff and students at Mont Harmon and other schools as requested and is a great benefit to the school district. Officer Radley serves as another set of eyes for the staff and has built a relationship with the students. The students and parents feel safer knowing that someone is there watching out for them and the staff is reassured with his presence during one on one meetings with the students.  Another benefit to having the officer on campus is the quick handling of criminal matters and the resource contacts that Officer Radley has within the community. The officer can handle interrogations and interviews on the spot. He is able to inform the school of the laws and how to handle different situations. Many of the new discipline problems with cyber bullying, texting and cell phone use are also being addressed through this program. Officer Radley is a great role model for all of the students especially the young men that are headed down the wrong road. Mr. Jensen is in support of this program and hopes to continue the relationship between the Price Police Department and the School District.  Having a certified Police Officer stationed in the school gives the officer more latitude than if he was a school district employee. Mr. Jensen is not sure at this point what the statistics will be at the end of this year or next year but he hopes to see that the juvenile referrals are down. Chief Shilaos stated that this program is a benefit to the City as everything is now handled through Officer Radley and the other on duty officers do not have to continually go to the school and can deal with other issues happening in the City. Direct access to information regarding problems at the school can now be easily obtained through Officer Radley which assists the Police Department in its efficiency. Officer Radley is used at other schools besides Mont Harmon approximately two times a week. Councilmember Nielson thanked Mr. Jensen for coming and complimented Officer Radley for a job well done.               


2.             BID OPENING- Price City Homestead Boulevard Water Line Relocation #2C-2008

                The Homestead Blvd. Water Relocation project will lower segments of the existing 10 and 12 inch

               water pipeline at 900 North Homestead Blvd. This is being done to accommodate the pending

               new road elevation. The estimated construction cost is $24,300. Two bids were received from:            Nelco Contractors                                        $20,162.00

                Pierucci & Siaperas Construction            $25,575.00


                 MOTION. Councilmember Tatton authorized a committee review the bids and award the bid as

               they see fit.  The committee will be made up of Gary Sonntag, Councilmember Davis

               and those staff members chosen by Mr. Sonntag. Motion seconded by Councilmember Davis and



3.             VISIONARY SERVICE LEADER AWARD- Ethan Migliori

                Angela Crowther received the award on behalf of Ethan Migliori



Councilmember Nielson reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave the following

recommendations on applications for a Home Occupied Permit:



                a.  Castle Valley Entertainment- 480 College Avenue- Brennen Woodward, Owner- Office Use-Final with contingency

                b.  Jim Miller Construction- 248 N. 300 E.-Jim Miller, Owner- Office Use-Final with contingency


MOTION. Councilmember Nielson moved to grant final approval on items a and b. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.



              Councilmember Nielson reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave the following recommendation on an application for a Conditional Use Permit:


                a.  BTAC Permanent Authorization-375 S. Carbon Ave.- Final


               MOTION. Councilmember Nielson moved to grant final approval on item a. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.


CONSENT AGENDA - Councilmember Nielson moved to approve items 6 through 20 on the agenda. Item #17 was removed from the agenda for discussion. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.


6.             MINUTES

                January 9, 2008 City Council Meeting

                January 9, 2008 Community Development and Renewal Agency Meeting


7.             ORDINANCE 2008-01- Authorization to Approve Ordinance 2008-01 Repealing the Business License Code and Adopting the Revised 2007 Business License Code and Fee Schedule


8.             COUNCIL ASSIGNMENTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES, CITY STAFF AND CITY BOARDS- Authorization to Approve the 2008 City Appointments


                Mayor Joe Piccolo - Budget & Finance, Economic Development, City Recorder, Human

              Resources, Chamber of Commerce Agent, Boards/Commissions, City Treasurer, Redevelopment

              Agencies, Committees, Police Safety, Community Action Team, Southeastern Utah Association of

              Local Governments, Community Safety, Building Inspection, Mayor’s Council, Council on Aging,

              Legislative Liaison, Volunteers, Fire Department

             City Council            


              Richard Tatton             Water Quality Reclamation Policy, PRWID Board Member, Storm

                                                  Water Policy, Ditch/Irrigation Systems Policy, City Risk Management

                                                  Committee, Fleet Management Policy, Drinking Water Policy, Public

                                                  Utilities Advisory Board

             Jeanne McEvoy           Power & Light Policy, Library Board, Museum/Gallery Policy, Historic

                                                  Preservation Policy, Public Works Policy, Capital Improvements

                                                  Committee, Chamber of Commerce Committee, CEU Planning

                                                  Commission, International Days Chair Elect.

            Kathy Hanna-Smith      Planning/Zoning Board, Group Insurance Benefits Policy, Volunteer

                                                  Team Development Policy, ASCEU Boardmember, Cultural/Heritage

                                                  Committee, Community Progress Board, City Emergency Preparedness

                                                  Policy, Personnel Committee, Wellness Committee, Community Service


            Jeff Nielson                   Price City Youth Council, Streets/Maintenance Policy, Waste/Refuse

                                                   Management Policy, Physical Facilities Policy, Parks/Cemetery Policy,

                                                   Public Risk Management Policy, Personnel Committee, International Days

                                                   Immediate Past Chair

             Rick Davis                        Power Board, Economic Development/Business Revitalization Policy,

                                                   Carbon County Travel Board, CCRIC Board, Urban Forestry/Sidewalk

                                                   Committee, Engineering Policy, Swimming Pool Policy, Information

                                                   System Policy, Customer Service Policy, International Days Chair

                                                                                                     Civic  Appointments:


             Gary Sonntag             Allred Ditch Company, Pioneer Ditch #1 and #2, Price Water Co. (Price

                                                Canal), Price River Water Users Association (Scofield Reservoir) Joint

                                                Highway Committee

              Paul Bedont                 Emergency Planning

              Nick Tatton               UAMPS, WAPA, IPA, Economic Development, Council on Aging, BTAC,

                                                 RC&D, Property, Irrigation Water

                                                                                                           City Officials:


              Pat Larsen, Finance Director                    Max Morgan, City Physician

              Laurie Tryon, City Recorder                    J. Scott Olsen, Street/Maintenance Supervisor

              Gary Sonntag, Public Works Director     Brent Hadfield, City Engineer

              Nick Tatton, Community Director           Tamara Gray, Facilities Manager

              Aleck Shilaos, Chief of Police                 Shari Madrid, City Treasurer

              Paul Bedont, Fire Chief                            Sam White, Public Utilities Supervisor (Water/Sewer)

              Nick Sampinos, City Attorney                 Norma Procarione, Librarian

              Bret Cammans, Customer Services Director 

              Suda Merriman, Parks/Recreation Supervisor/Cemetery       

              John Daniels, Human Resource Director                                                                                                                                                                                                   , Building Inspector                               


              Board of Adjustments

             Guido Rachiele (Chair), Helen O. Smith, David Paur, Jan Young


              Planning and Zoning Commission

              Larry Bruno (Chair), Alfred Richens, Frankie Sacco, Gary Lyon, Ed Shook, Robert Richens,

              Kathy Hanna-Smith (Council)


9.             BUSINESS LICENSE- Authorization to Approve a Business License for Pinnacle Security, ADT Security Systems and Sorenson Communications Inc.


10.           CONTRACT FOR SERVICES- Main Street Program-Authorization for Overall Program Consulting Services


11.           CONTRACT FOR SERVICES- Main Street Program-Authorization for Contracted Services to Complete the St. Patrick’s Day Event and the Annual Program Marketing Project


12.           PLANNING AND ZONING CHAIRMAN 2008- Authorization to Accept the Nominations from the Planning and Zoning Commission for Larry Bruno as Chairman and Gary Lyon and Vice Chairman for 2008


13.           STREETS DEPARTMENT- Authorization to Advertise and Hire a Full-Time Laborer in the Streets Department


14.           CARBON RODEO CLUB- Request for Contribution for the April 18 and 19, 2008 Rodeo at the Carbon County Fairgrounds


15.           ECONOMIC VITALITY LOAN FUND- Authorization to Close a Loan from the Economic Vitality Loan Fund to Arcenio Valesquez for Equipment to Purchase Pursuant to the Recommendation of the Loan Review Committee


16.           COLLEEN QUIGLEY WOMEN’S CENTER- Ratify Authorization to Waive the Building Permit Fee for the Colleen Quigley Women’s Center

                Terri Yelonk, Program Manager, requests a waiver of building permit fees for the Colleen Quigley Women’s Center, for the installation of an access to the basement. The Mayor and City Council were polled at the previous City Council meeting. See attached letter.


17.           TRAVEL REQUEST

                Paul Bedont- State Fire Chief’s Symposium- St. George, Utah- January 16-17, 2008 and FEMA specialized training-Salt Lake City- February 4-8, 2008

                Four Firefighters- Utah State Fire and Rescue Academy Winter Fire School- St. George, Utah-Mid January

                Nick Tatton-Annual Main Street Program Conference- Philadelphia, PA. March 30 to April 2, 2008

                Shauna Fassett- Terminal Agency Coordinator Training-BCI- April 20-May 1, 2008- Ogden, Utah    


18.           FRANCHISE FEE PAYMENT- Authorization to Pay a Final Franchise Fee Payment to Utah Power & Light of $56,344.81


19.           OUTSOURCING UTILITY BILLING- Authorization to Outsource the Utility Billing

                Councilmember Tatton would like to make sure that all local billing agencies have been contacted before making a decision on a company that provides this service. The outsourcing would only consist of printing and that may be something that can be done locally. The machine that Price City now has requires constant maintenance and repair. The estimated life of a machine has been 5-10 years depending on the use. The outsourcing of the utility bills would save the City approximately eight hours a month. Councilmember Tatton would like the local businesses checked to see if they do this type of outsource billing, the cost of labor to do the billing now and the maintenance costs for the machine before making a final decision. MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved to table the item and return to the next meeting with more information. Seconded by Councilmember Nielson and carried.


20.           DOWNTOWN PARKING – Agenda Addendum Item #1

                Ed Howa was present at the meeting and stated that if the City couldn’t incur the cost of placing two hour parking signs in the downtown area then a possible idea could be posting of a courtesy sign that encourages parking for customers only. The Mayor stated that the cost of the signs was not the issue; but enforcing the parking limit may become a problem. The signs may need the blessing of other business owners and support from Price City, but violations couldn’t be enforced by the Police Department. Mr. Howa came tonight to hear the results of Councilmember Hanna-Smith’s research with the downtown business owners. Councilmember Nielson and Mr. Howa would like to hear what Councilmember Hanna-Smith found before making a decision.  Councilmember McEvoy stated that the City is working on amending the City ordinance on overnight parking which should assist with the snow removal and sweeping issues. She also stated that she had three downtown merchants contact her to say thank you for considering the two hour parking limit signs. MOTION. Councilmember McEvoy moved to table the item until the next agenda for further discussion as more information is received. Motion seconded by Councilmember Nielson and carried.


21.           PRWID-Councilmember Tatton reported on the happenings of the last PRWID meeting.


22.           INTERNATIONAL DAYS- Update by Councilmember Davis

·         Subcommittee created for Grand Marshall and the criteria used for selection.

·         Movie Screen- possible purchase of a screen

·         Next Meeting is Feb. 12 at 12 p.m.



                a. Committee Review for Street Banners

                b. Curb, Gutter and Sidewalk Improvements on 2nd South

                c. Basso Dino-Mine Playground


24.           EXECUTIVE SESSION-Struck


Meeting adjourned at 6:59 p.m. by Mayor Piccolo pursuant to the motion by Councilmember McEvoy.


APPROVED                                                                                          ATTEST


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Joe L. Piccolo, Mayor                                                                          Laurie Tryon, City Recorder