Minutes of the Price City
City Hall: Price, Utah
January 24, 2007 5:30 p.m.
Mayor Joe L. Piccolo Gary Sonntag, Public
Works Director/City Engineer
Sampinos, City Attorney
Jeff Nielson Aleck Shilaos, Police Chief
Richard Tatton Pat Larsen,
Kathy Hanna-Smith Bret
Cammans, Customer Service Director
Rick Davis John Daniels, Human Resource Director
Jeanne McEvoy Laurie
Tryon, City Recorder
Nick Tatton-Community Director
Present: Dana Young, Samantha Gibson, Dennis Gibson, Brian
Barton-Jones , Troop 282 Scouts: Kenny Hobbs, Travis Hobbs and Michael White
(working on the Citizenship Merit Badge), Steve and Patti Rigby, Sun Advocate-C.J.
McManus, Health Dept-Jessie Huff and Mae Aguayo and KOAL-Ryan
Troop 282 Scout Kenny Hobbs
led the Pledge of Allegiance. Roll was called with the above Councilmembers and
staff in attendance.
1. PUBLIC INPUT-
and Patti Rigby expressed their gratitude to the Price City Police Department
for their immediate response and professional conduct regarding a recent rental
property issue they were experiencing within Price City.
The Rigby’s are extremely proud of our local police department and their timely
effectiveness with this personal matter. A letter from the Mayor and City
Council will be presented at the next Council meeting to then be sent to the
Police Department to show the much regarded appreciation.
2. COUNCILMEMBERS REPORT-Update
Mayor and Councilmembers presented an update on the activities and functions in
which they have participated.
– “Wear Red Event”
Jessie Huff from the Southeastern Utah District
Health Department was present to thank the Mayor and City Council for their
support with the “Wear Red Event” regarding the awareness of heart disease and
women. Mayor Piccolo signed a proclamation for a National Wear Red Day to be on
February 2, 1007. Mayor Piccolo read aloud the proclamation as follows, “Whereas, National Wear Red Day celebrates the
extraordinary progress in women’s heart health and recognizes that more needs
to be done in Price, Utah
to safeguard women’s health for generations to come. Whereas, Heart Disease is
the #1 killer of women and one in three American women dies of heart disease. Whereas,
Women’s health remains a priority for families, communities and government and
our commitment to keeping women healthy is stronger than ever. Now, therefore
I, Joe Piccolo, Mayor do hereby proclaim Friday, February 2, 2007 as National
Wear Red Day in Price, Utah and encourage all citizens to wear red to unite in
the national movement to give women a personal and urgent wake-up call about
their risk of heart disease”.
OPENING- Utility Bed, Water and Sewer
is a utility bed that will be installed on the new cab and chassis truck
purchased earlier. The budget is $8000. One bid was received from AG Truck for $7,703.00.
Councilmember Tatton moved to have the single bid reviewed by Gary Sonntag and
to award the bid as necessary. Motion seconded by Councilmember Hanna-Smith.
5. CARBON HIGH
SCHOOL RODEO CLUB- Samantha Gibson and Dana Young
Samantha Gibson presented a request for a donation
from Price City to match the previous year’s
donation of $500.00. This rodeo is held each year and will be held in conjunction
with the Emery High School Rodeo. The dates are April 19 and 20th,
2007 with approximately 500-600 contestants/visitors to the Price area
anticipated, which is a great economy booster for area businesses. The Rodeo
costs over $17,000 each year and sponsors are necessary. In addition to the budgeted $500.00 cash
donation, Price City has donated wave pool passes that
can be passed out to visiting families attending the Rodeo. A sign advertising
the Wave Pool would be showcased at the Rodeo. MOTION. Councilmember
Hanna-Smith moved to approve the $500 cash donation and wave pool passes for
the 2007 Carbon High School Rodeo as this donation complies with the economic
community and recreational enhancement of Price City.
Motion seconded by Councilmember McEvoy. Motion carried.
RIVER TRAIL PHASE I- Bicycle Pedestrian Pathway, UDOT Enhancement Funding
Application- City/County Cooperative Agreement
bicycle pedestrian pathway is being considered along the Price River
corridor, paralleling US6, from SR10 to the old Gordon Creek road, a distance
of 2.1 miles. The County has filed a preliminary funding application to the
UDOT Enhancement Fund for the ‘Price River Trail Phase I’. The long term vision is a pathway and trail
from Helper to East Carbon. Phase I cost
is estimated at $1,136,950. The first $625,000 requires a local match of 20%
(if the local match is higher, points can be added to the application). The
next $500,000 requires a local match of 50%. The sponsor is responsible to
match the amount beyond $1,125,000. The total minimum match is approximately
$386,950. Once pathway funding is approved it would be available in October,
2007. The design, environmental clearances and easement acquisitions would take
one to two years. Construction could be expected in 2010. The chances of funding approval increase if a
greater local match is proposed. If a 40% match is
considered, the total maximum match is approximately $454,780.00. The
City had applied for funding along a portion of the same pathway route three
years ago and was turned down. This would also add points to the application.
It is contemplated that the City and County would work together on this project.
Due to the location of this pathway segment in Phase I (approx. 50% is in or
next to the City), the City would take over
sponsorship of the UDOT Enhancement funding application. The City and County
would participate in the local match. The maintenance of the pathway would be
worked out through a City/County cooperative interlocal agreement. Summary:
The City would take over sponsorship of the project. The City would enter into
a cooperative agreement with the County to share the matching fund requirement
and pathway maintenance. Brian Barton of Jones & DeMille
Engineering commented as to the importance of this project in regards to
ranking with the UDOT Enhancement Funds committee. The total budget involves the
construction, design, survey, and right-of-way for the trail. The funding for
weed elimination is not related to the Cities sponsorship and not part of any additional
funding from Price
City. Mr. Barton isn’t
aware of any opposition for this project at this time. Price City
has received letters of support from the Utah Local Conservation Unit, Active
Re-entry, the Southeastern Utah Health District, PASS Bicycle Association and
the local office of the Utah Department of Transportation. This project will be
Mayor Piccolo and members of the Council are in agreement with this project and
do not anticipate this will create a fiscal problem as there are two years to
prepare for this project at the 40% match level. The matching funds could come
from different funding possibilities such as the Community Impact Board. The
County is currently working with Jones and DeMille
Engineering as they are a qualified professional engineering group that has
been chosen from other applicants through a qualification based selection process
with the County. MOTION.
Councilmember McEvoy moved to authorize the Mayor to sign and submit the
application tonight on behalf of Price
City as it is due
February 1, 2007. Motion seconded by Councilmember Hanna-Smith. MOTION.
Councilmember McEvoy moved to aauthorize the preparation
and presentation of a cooperative agreement and to share the matching fund
requirement and pathway maintenance with Carbon County.
Seconded by Councilmember Davis and carried.
ENGINEERING SERVICES AGREEMENT- Jones & Demille
County is currently working with Jones and Demille
Engineering of Richfield, Utah. They were selected from other
applicants through a professional services qualification based process. They
have been working on the County’s OHV trail from Scofield
to Nine Mile Canyon. Jones and Demille
Engineering prepared and filed the preliminary UDOT Enhancement funding
application on the ‘Price River Trail Phase I’ project. Whereas, the City would
take over the sponsorship of the UDOT Enhancement project and application, it
would be prudent for the City to continue using their services. In order to
accomplish this, a General Engineering Services Agreement has been prepared. It
is anticipated that they may be used on other trails projects the City is
working on. MOTION. Councilmember Tatton
moved to approve the agreement subject to completion of a final legal review
from the Price City Attorney. Motion seconded by Councilmember Nielson and carried.
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AGREEMENT-US 6 Colton Bridge-
City Water Line
Utah Department of Transportation is preparing to work on the US6 Colton
Bridge. The City’s 18” water transmission pipeline line, a 400’ length of pipe
(approx. 65 years old), will be impacted by the project and needs to be
replaced. An estimated cost of $118,200 was submitted as the City’s expense for
the design and construction of the water pipeline replacement. UDOT has
submitted an Agreement for the City’s approval identifying the project
requirements and stipulations for reimbursement. The actual labor will be
contracted out by bidding process and will be reimbursed by UDOT. Gary Sonntag
read from page 3 of the said agreement, “The City shall be reimbursed by UDOT
for the actual costs incurred by the City as estimated; the City furnished an
estimate of costs for waterline relocations to UDOT under the date of October
23, 2006, in the amount of $118,200.00. The estimate is based upon the price of
materials and labor current as of the date of said estimate. The estimate does
not account for increases due to unknown and unforeseen hardships in
accomplishing the work. The costs are estimates only and reimbursement will be
made on the basis of actual cost incurred.” MOTION.
Councilmember Tatton moved to authorize the agreement to be signed by Mayor
Piccolo on behalf of Price
City. Motion seconded by
Councilmember Nielson. Motion carried.
ALLEN & LUCE ENGINEERING- Addendum to General Engineering Services
is proposed that Hansen, Allen & Luce Engineering provide services for
design and construction engineering on the UDOT Colton
pipeline replacement. The estimated cost for these services is $34,200. The
City will be reimbursed for the cost of engineering by the UDOT. The City’s
current Engineering Service Agreement with Hansen, Allen & Luce allows for
Special Projects that are an addendum to the Agreement. Due to the complexity
and cost of this project it is being submitted to the Council for approval.
This special project will be paid from an account separate from the Engineering
Department professional services budget. MOTION. Councilmember Nielson moved
to approve this special service agreement for Hansen Allen and Luce Engineering.
Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton. The motion was revised upon further
Councilmember Nielson moved to approve this task order for this special project
service agreement. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton. Motion Carried.
PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION-
January 22, 2007 Planning and Zoning Meeting was cancelled due to a lack of
CONSENT ITEMS- MOTION.
Councilmember Tatton moved that items #11 through #19 be approved. Motion
seconded by Councilmember Nielson and carried.
January 10, 2007 City Council Meeting
January 10, 2007 Price Community
Development and Renewal Agency Meeting
12. FINANCE DEPARTMENT- Approval of Half Year Fund
13. PARK DEPARTMENT-
Purchase of Grasshopper High Speed Mower and Four Commercial Grade Stihl Gas Weed Trimmers.
2006-21 -Cemetery Fees – Ratified for Change of Fees
CODE- Establishing a New Code for the Price City Cemetery
OF UNDERSTANDING- Price City
Fire Department and the Utah
State Division of Lands
and Forestry-Mutual Aid Agreement and Restitution
ASSIGNMENTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES- Mid-term Re-appointment Request:
Rick Davis- Re-appointed to Pool
Kathy Hanna-Smith - Re-appointed to Culture Connection
HEARING- Authorized to Hold a Public Hearing at 6 p.m. on February 14th,
2007 for a Budget Revision
MAINTENANCE- Permission to Continue with Choices, Inc. for the Grounds Maintenance
and Care with the Expansion of Services to the Police Department and Public
AND GAS LEASE- Ratify the Oil and Gas Lease with Associated Resources Inc.
The Oil and Gas Lease with Associated Resources Inc.
was approved at the last City Council meeting. A discrepancy was discovered in
the legal description requiring deletion of one parcel (20 acres). This
deletion resulted in the necessity of creating a new lease with the same terms
and conditions but with the deletion of the 20 acre parcel. The mineral rights
leased now comprise of 298.92 acres, rather than the original 318.92 acres. MOTION.
Councilmember Tatton moved to acknowledge and approve the lease and authorize
the Mayor and City Recorder to sign the amended lease. Motion seconded by
Councilmember Hanna-Smith. Motion carried.
21. BUSINESS LICENSE- Approve the
Business Licenses for TLY, LLC-Fairhaven
Park and Cory’s Window
Washing Service. MOTION.
Councilmember Tatton moved to approve the business licenses for the two listed
businesses. Motion seconded by Councilmember McEvoy. Motion carried.
22. TRAVEL REQUEST-
Brandon Sicilia, SWAT Training, Utah
Department of Public Safety- April 15-21, 2007
Fassett, BCI TAC Conference, Bureau of Criminal Identification, Cedar City,
May 22-24, 2007.
Councilmember Tatton moved to approve the travel requests with verification of
the meals necessary for Brandon Sicilia’s
training. Motion seconded by Councilmember McEvoy and carried.
Update by Councilmember Tatton
Helper Sewer Outfall Line Update- PRWID has discovered
that Helper City’s south boundary line is further
south than was previously indicated. PRWID will install the new sewer line but in
order to retain ownership PRWID needs to receive future hookup and sewer
service fees on that portion in the city limits. On an agreement for the sale
of water to Helper, it was decided by PRWID to set the rate and not enter into
a separate agreement. The Helper
Interchange is going well, with about 900’ of the PRWID water line laid as of
January 16th. It will be at least another 60 days before the sewer
line and water lines are completely installed. Scofield
Dam levels will be held to the 53,500 acre foot level again this year with
possible bids going out at a later time for the concrete repair work.
BOARD Update by Councilmember Tatton
next Power Board meeting is on January 30th ,
PROGRESS Update by Councilmember Hanna-Smith
The next Community Progress meeting is scheduled for
January 25th, 2007. The issue regarding garage/yard sale signs being
placed on telephone poles, stop signs and other signs around Price City
will be carefully reviewed before approaching the community. There is a Price City
ordinance already in place that prohibits this activity. Rockland Music will be
the first business in Price to receive the award for the most improved exterior
to a building.
PLAYGROUND Update by Councilmember McEvoy
The engraved bricks will be here in approximately twelve
weeks for installation. The kiosk that will display the many names for
donations will soon be designed. It may take two, 24” x 30” signs to display
all of the names properly. The dedication date of September 16, 2006 will also
be added to the signs as the date of opening. It may be useful to use the
various leftover material items for the signs to match the playground equipment.
Donations are no longer being accepted. Councilmember McEvoy indicated that it
is too late to order the bricks, pickets or benches due to the ordering requirements
which have been set. There may be other ways to be involved with donations such
as a statue that will be displayed at a later date.
Emil Simone - 11-05 - Update -The Price City Building Inspector
will be contacted for an update on the matter.
Claudia Moynier-Road - 7/06 - Update - Gary Sonntag will be contacted for an update on
Meeting adjourned at 7:33 p.m.
Laurie Tryon, City Recorder