City Hall: Price, Utah
January 27, 1999, 5:30 P.M.
Present: Mayor Lou Colosimo
Councilmembers: Roy A. Nikas, Vern Jones (Community Administrator), Joe L. Piccolo, Steve Bringhurst, Stephen L. Denison
Staff: Joanne Lessar (City Recorder), Pat Larsen (Finance Director), Nick Sampinos (City Attorney), Gary Sonntag (PWC Dir/City Eng.),Aleck Shilaos (Chief of Police), Keith Wight (Human Resource Director)
Excused: Councilmember Betty P. Wheeler
Others Present: Norma Procarione, Scott Wheeler, Kent Jones, Kelly Jones
Mayor Colosimo led the Pledge of Allegiance. Roll was called with the above members in attendance.
1. MINUTES - January 13, 1999
MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that the minutes of the January 13, 1999 meeting be approved as written. Motion seconded by Councilmember Piccolo and carried.
2. SCOTT WHEELER - Approval To Use Civic Auditorium For Boy Scout Derby
Scott Wheeler requested permission to use the Fire Station building on Saturday, March 20th, to hold a Cub Scout Pinewood Derby race. If the weather is good, the derby will be held outside. However, they need the Fire Station as a back up. The Council recommended the use of the stage in the Civic Auditorium instead of the Fire Station.
3. ROCKY MOUNTAIN ELK FOUNDATION - Special Event Beer Permit
MOTION. Councilmember Nikas moved that the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation receive approval for a special event beer permit for their annual function to be held at the BDAC on March 20, 1999. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
4. CARBON COUNTY RECREATION - Struck
5. INSPECTION SECURITY - Home Occupied Business Approved
Councilmember Piccolo reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave a favorable recommendation to David Paul Spivey to operate a Building Inspection Service (office only) at his home located at 166 South 200 East.
MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that the business be approved upon payment of the business license fee. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
6. JOE PICCOLO - Conditional Use Permit - One Lot Subdivision
Councilmember Nikas reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave a favorable recommendation to Joe Piccolo for a one lot subdivision located at 911 East 100 North. The subdivision of this property is to separate the Car Care Center from a larger parcel of property.
MOTION. Councilmember Nikas moved that the request be approved and that a Conditional Use Permit be issued. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried. Councilmember Piccolo abstained.
7. JOE PICCOLO - Temporary Conditional Use Permit - Use of Unpaved Parking Lot
Councilmember Nikas reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave a favorable recommendation to Joe Piccolo for an 18 month temporary permit for use of an unpaved parking lot on the west side of the Car Care Center.
MOTION. Councilmember Nikas moved that the request be approved and that an 18 month temporary Conditional Use Permit be issued. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried. Councilmember Piccolo abstained.
8. GARY SONNTAG, RON BREWER, SAM WHITE - Travel Approved
Mayor Colosimo presented the following travel requests.
Gary Sonntag, Ron Brewer, Sam White - Rural Water Association of Utah, 1999 Annual Conference, St. George, Utah, February 23-26
MOTION. Councilmember Nikas moved that the travel be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Piccolo and carried.
9. BUILDING PERMIT PENALTY - Direction To Prepare Ordinance
Vern Jones presented a policy pertaining to building permit penalties. In the past, if someone failed to obtain a building permit, he was assessed a double fee. He recommended that instead of assessing a penalty, if a resident is not knowledgeable about the building permit, that he be given a 24 hour period to purchase the permit. This would apply to only those residents who are acting on behalf of themselves and not for general contractors. The Council recommended extending the time frame to at least 3 working days.
MOTION. Councilmember Nikas moved that staff be directed to prepare the ordinance per the above recommendation. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
10. CITY COUNCIL AGENDA - Removal of Public Input Denied
Vern Jones recommended that the item, Public Input, currently on the City Council Agenda be removed from the agenda. If an individual attends a meeting and addresses an issue against someone not present, the Council has failed to give that person due process. Mayor Colosimo and the Council discussed the pros and cons of removing this item. It was felt that the item should remain on the agenda.
11. 1999 TRANSPORTATION ENHANCEMENT GRANT - Permission To Submit Grant Application and Hold Public Hearing, Committee Appointed
Vern Jones reported that under the Federal Highway Bill, there are funds called Enhancement, which are used to develop bike and walking trails and landscaping. One stipulation is that is has to be used along a federally funded highway and in association with a bike trail plan. He requested permission to submit an application for this grant, schedule a Public Hearing for 12:00 Noon on February 17, 1999, and appoint a committee to recommend a project.
MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that the request be granted and that a committee be appointed consisting of Mayor Colosimo, Councilmembers Nikas, Denison and Tatton, Vern Jones, Gary Sonntag, and Pat Larsen. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.
12. POLICE DEPARTMENT SALARY ADJUSTMENT - Previous Motion Rescinded and Request Denied
The Council discussed the request of Police Chief Aleck Shilaos at the last Council Meeting to provide a salary adjustment for the Police Department. As a Police Officer resigned and a new officer was hired for less money, Chief Shilaos wanted to place the difference in salary back in the budget and distribute it among the whole Police Department. The Council felt that the entire salary program of the City should be updated and that this adjustment should be denied at this time.
MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that in as much as the funds were not in the budget, that the motion passed at the last meeting be rescinded and the request denied. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
13. JAMES H. LANTZ - Resignation
MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that the resignation of James H. Lantz, Building Maintenance Supervisor, be accepted. Motion seconded by Councilmember Nikas and carried.
14. MOLLY PENOVICH - Authorization To Work Full Time On Emergency Basis
Keith Wight reported that Molly Penovich was hired as a permanent part time Janitor. Due to reorganization, he requested permission to reclassify Molly from part time to full time. The question arose if this position should be advertised as full time. It was also questioned that when Molly was hired part time, if the advertisement stated that the position would eventually become full time. Another question arose as to the pay scale of the part time position versus the full time position.
MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that due to the above circumstances, that Molly be authorized to work full time on an emergency basis until the above questions are answered. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
15. GINA KELLER, JOSEPH FLORES - New Hires Approved
Keith Wight recommended that Gina Keller and Joseph Flores be hired as Library Aides, Permanent Part/Time, effective February 1, 1999.
MOTION. Councilmember Nikas moved that the new hires be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.
16. WATER REPORT - Year 1998
Gary Sonntag presented the yearly water report for 1998. The report indicates the water production from the springs as well as the Water Treatment Plant.
17. SWIMMING POOL AND PARK FACILITY NATURAL GAS SUPPLY - Permission To Convert To F-1 Rate and To Negotiate With Mechanical Engineer
Gary Sonntag reported that Questar Gas has completed a review of all City facilities using natural gas. It was found that all points of natural gas delivery to the City, except for the pool, are receiving the correct pressure, the meters are sized correctly and the billing rate is correct. The quantity of gas consumption at each of these individual locations is not sufficient to warrant an alternative billing rate. The pool facility, however, is in a position to qualify for a less expensive gas billing rate. This would be an I-2 rating, which is classified as an interruptible rate. Before the pool can qualify for an I-2 rate, the mechanical heating equipment must be retro-fitted and a temporary alternative fuel such as propane secured. The retro to the fuel supply system is of sufficient complexity that it will require the services of a mechanical engineer. He requested permission to convert to the F-1 rate at the park and pool facility until such time the requirements of the I-2 rate can be completed, and to negotiate with a mechanical engineer to prepare the necessary documents to change the piping so that propane can be used.
MOTION. Councilmember Nikas moved that the requests be granted. Motion seconded by Councilmember Piccolo and carried.
18. CDBG ROAD CONSTRUCTION PROJECT 1999 #98-2039 - Bid Advertisement Approved
MOTION. Councilmember Nikas moved that permission be given to advertise for bids for the CDBG road construction project on 300 South and 1600 East. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
19. 1998/99 BUDGET CUTS - Public Hearing Scheduled For Budget Revision
Pat Larsen presented a list of projects and equipment that were cut from the 1998-99 budget. Due to the passage of the quarter percent sales tax increase, it is now possible to place these items back in the budget. However, it will require a budget revision and public hearing. The Council made the following changes from the list - delete $1,000 for ball park bleachers and leave the $51,500 in Class "C" Roads instead of transferring it back to the General Fund.
MOTION. Councilmember Nikas moved that staff be directed to prepare a budget revision and advertise for a Public Hearing for February 24, 1999. Motion seconded by Councilmember Piccolo and carried.
20. 1999/2000 CAPITAL EXPENDITURES - Special Meeting Scheduled
Pat Larsen presented a list of capital expenditures for the Year 1999/2000. A committee consisting of herself, Vern Jones, Gary Sonntag, Brian Allred, and Bob Potts met and deleted some items and graded others on the list. She recommended that each Councilmember review the items individually and then get together to discuss them. The Council directed that a special meeting be scheduled for Thursday, February 4th at 7:00 a.m.
21. CONSTRUCTION OF CARBONVILLE SEWER LINE - Authorization For PRWID To Proceed
Councilmember Denison reported that he and Gary Sonntag met with Price River Water Improvement District regarding construction of the Carbonville Sewer Line. PRWID was able to negotiate an easement with the Kiahtipes brothers through the north end of their property, which is the shorter route and less costly. The costs could be reduced further if the City could provide flaggers, drivers, and trucks, as well as laying our own asphalt. This amounts to approximately $3,600. PRWID estimated their hours high in case they run into any problems. Legal descriptions and easement will need to be prepared for whatever right-of-ways are needed. Gary Sonntag stated that the City will participate in the survey work, both for the construction as well as legal descriptions. He will also prepare the plans and specifications for construction of the sewer line. Councilmember Denison felt this will be a nice joint venture as well as saving money.
MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that Price River Water Improvement District be authorized to construct the Carbonville Sewer Line, that the necessary agreements be prepared between Price City and PRWID, and that the Mayor and City Recorder be authorized to execute the agreements. Motion seconded by Councilmember Piccolo and carried.
MOTION. Councilmember Nikas moved that the meeting adjourn and that a meeting of the Redevelopment Agency convene. Motion seconded by Councilmember Piccolo and carried.
Meeting adjourned at 6:56 p.m.
Redevelopment Meeting Minutes
Reconvened at 7:06 p.m.