January 8, 1997, 4:30 p.m.
Mayor Lou Colosimo
Councilmembers: Roy A. Nikas, Betty P. Wheeler, Joe L. Piccolo, Steve Bringhurst, Stephen L. Denison
Vernon W. Jones (Adminis. Ass't.), Joanne Lessar (City Recorder), Nick Sampinos (City Attorney), Gary Sonntag (City Engineer), Aleck Shilaos (Police Chief)
Pat Larsen led the Pledge of Allegiance. Roll was called with the above
members in attendance.
1. MINUTES - November 26, 1996
MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that the minutes of the November 26, 1996 meeting be approved as written. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
2. MINUTES - December 16, 1996
MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that the minutes of the December 16, 1996 meeting be approved as written. Motion seconded by Councilmember Bringhurst and carried.
3. MINUTES - December 18, 1996
MOTION. Councilmember Bringhurst moved that the minutes of the December 18, 1996 meeting be approved as written. Motion seconded by Councilmember Nikas and carried.
4. SUN ADVOCATE - Ad For Energy Edition
MOTION. Councilmember Nikas moved that a 2" X 6 1/2" ad in the amount of $123.50 be purchased from the Sun Advocate for the 21st annual Carbon/Emery County Energy Edition. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
5. HELPER ELECTRIC LIGHT PARADE - Price City Plaque
Joanne Lessar presented a plaque (Channel 4 TV award) from Helper City for participation in the Helper Electric Light Parade. Harold Valdez, Street Department employee, was responsible for constructing the float.
6. PURCHASE OF SPECIAL ELECTRIC METERS - Tabled, Committee Appointed
The Council discussed the purchase of 96 special electric meters at a cost of $14,344. These electronic meters will allow the meter reader to read the meter from outside the home owners fence. This is in cases of locked gates, hard to access areas, and mean dogs. The cost of each meter is approximately $100 more than regular meters. The Council discussed having those particular home owners pay the extra costs or preparing an ordinance addressing the problem. MOTION. Councilmember Nikas moved that the item be tabled and that a committee consisting of himself, Councilmember Piccolo, Pat Larsen, Gary Kutkas, and Nick Sampinos, review the problem and make a recommendation for an ordinance and policy. Motion seconded by Councilmember Piccolo and carried.
7. HOME OCCUPIED BUSINESS APPROVED - Gardiner's Roustabout Service, Inc.
Councilmember Piccolo reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave a favorable recommendation to Gary & Brett Gardiner to operate Gardiner's Roustabout Service, Inc., (oil well repair) at their apartment located at 442 East 100 North. MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that the business be approved upon payment of the business license fee. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
8. ERIC HOWARD, JESSIE ALEXANDER, FERNANDO SANCHEZ, VERN JONES, FRANCIS DUZENACK, KEVIN DROLC, ED SHOOK, ROGER TAYLOR, RICHARD BOYDEN - Travel Approved
Mayor Colosimo presented the following travel requests and recommended approval.
Eric Howard, Jessie Alexander, Fernando Sanchez - Irrigation Technical Seminar, January 14, Salt Lake
Vern Jones - Redevelopment Agency Training, January 14, Salt Lake
Francis Duzenack - Utah Chapter ICBO Annual Conference, February 18-21, St. George
Kevin Drolc - Patrol Staffing, Deployment, Scheduling Course, January 6-8, P.O.S.T.
Ed Shook - Law Enforcement Public Information Officer Training, January 13-15, P.O.S.T.
Roger Taylor, Richard Boyden - Interview and Interrogation
Training, January 20-22, Moab
MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that the travel be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Nikas and carried.
9. PERMANENT COMMUNITY IMPACT FUND CONTRACT (GRANT AND LOAN) - Storm Detention Basin
Vern Jones presented the contract from the Permanent Community Impact Fund pertaining to the $184,000 loan and $184,000 grant for the storm detention basin. In addition to approving the contract, he requested permission to hire First Security Bank as the Bonding Agent for the loan portion. MOTION. Councilmember Bringhurst moved that the contract be approved, that the Mayor and City Recorder be authorized to execute the documents and that Vern Jones be authorized to hire First Security Bank as requested. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
10. STATE OF UTAH, OFFICE OF CRIME VICTIM REPARATIONS, STOP VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN GRANT - Permission To Accept
Police Chief Aleck Shilaos requested permission to accept a grant from the State of Utah, Office of Crime Victim Reparations, in the amount of $16,500 to establish visual photography in the department. The City's portion will be $5,500.00, most of which will be in-kind services, such as the technical part to set it up and training. Out-of-pocket expense will be $2,000 for an additional hook up to police reporting system. MOTION. Councilmember Wheeler moved that the grant be accepted. Motion seconded by Councilmember Piccolo and carried.
11. DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES, WORK EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING PROJECT AGREEMENT (EMERGENCY WORK PROGRAM)
Joanne Lessar presented an agreement between Price City and the Department of Social Services pertaining to the Emergency Work Program. MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that the agreement be approved subject to review by Mr. Sampinos, and that the Mayor be authorized to execute the document. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
12. SCADA SUPERVISORY CONTROL AND DATA ACQUISITION SYSTEM - Committee Report
Gary Sonntag reported that four bids were received on November 26, 1996 at the scheduled bid opening for the SCADA Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition System pertaining to the new water system. Due to a mix-up with a Federal Express delivery, an additional bid was received on November 27, 1996. The Committee reviewed this situation and felt that there had been no breach of confidentiality and therefore, allowed the fifth bid to be included. The committee met and reviewed the bid proposals. Considering the technical and complicated nature of the SCADA system, it was decided to short list the bidders from five to three. The remaining three bidders have now been asked to submit an explanation supporting their compliance with the bid specifications. The committee will review this information and work towards awarding the bid. He anticipates that this will take another two to three weeks.
13. SEWER HOSE - Purchase Approved
Pat Larsen requested permission to purchase 800 feet of new sewer hose at a cost of $2,400 to replace the current worn out hose. MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that the purchase be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
14. BUSINESS LICENSE APPLICATIONS
The following business license applications were received:
The Clothing Den, 4 East Main, Chet and Nicole Rackley-Owners, Retail Clothing (56) $100 (Change of Ownership)
Master Investigations Firm, 23 South Carbon Avenue #2, Shawn
Merlen-Owner, Private Investigation (73) $100
Police Chief Shilaos reported that he has investigated Master Investigations Firm. Mr. Merlen has done everything required, however, his State license will not be issued for three months. Chief Shilaos stated that he will review this in 3 months to make sure everything has been taken care of. He recommended that the City license be approved.
MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that the businesses be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
15. PRICE RIVER WATER IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT - Sewer Fees
Nick Sampinos reported that he attended the Price River Water Improvement District meeting held last night. There was a lot of discussion regarding the City's request to reduce the amount of sewer fees the City pays the District. Rod Ivy and Phil Palmer indicated they had done some work on the issue, but recently put it aside. Boardmembers Larry Jensen, Lamond Williams and Greg Marsing directed that they get back to the City as soon as possible with a response so that this can be resolved. The District designated Rod Ivey as their lead person to communicate with the City. MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that Vern Jones be designated as the City's contact and that he work with Paul Wheeler and Gary Sonntag for their input. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
16. CENTRAL SCHOOL BUILDING - Update
Mayor Colosimo reported that he received a call from Val Bush, Carbon County School District. Mr. Bush indicated that their engineer recommended they not move into the Central School building. As it is not known what the issue is, the Council recommended that Francis Duzenack and Gary Sonntag review the engineers report. Councilmember Bringhurst reported that he attended a meeting with the County Commissioners where the subject of a visitor center was discussed. Commissioner Krompel indicated that Moab has a nice visitors center. Several entities, such as the Travel Council, Chamber, Forest Service, and Bureau of Land Management occupy space in the building. Commission Krompel stated that he talked to the Forest Service and the BLM, and they are both interested in being participants in an information center, and would be willing to do provide funding for one. He feels that the Travel Bureau will take the lead into getting agencies into the building.
17. MERIT INCREASES - Meeting Scheduled
Councilmember Denison recommended that the committee assigned to review merit increases hold a meeting on Wednesday, January 15, at 3:15 p.m. The committee consisted of himself, Councilmember Wheeler, Pat Larsen, Vern Jones, Aleck Shilaos, and Cobb Johnson.
18. OLD SWIMMING POOL PROPERTY - Meeting Scheduled
Councilmember Bringhurst recommended that the committee assigned to review the old swimming pool property hold a meeting on Thursday, January 16, at 9:00 a.m. The committee consisted of himself, Councilmember Denison, Vern Jones, Pat Larsen, and Cobb Johnson.
19. RESTAURANT TAX - Report
Councilmember Bringhurst reported that he attended a committee meeting on restaurant taxes. The County Commission recommended that the committee identify the projects that the funds would be used for. It was suggested to have a one year plan, a five year plan, and a ten year plan. If the restaurant tax were approved, the funds would need to be earmarked for tourism facilities. It could not be used for salaries or travel. The committee will meet again on January 21st for a presentation on 8 projects. Another meeting will follow to prioritize the projects, and then the Travel Council will be asked to approve them. The Travel Bureau and the restaurant owners will then go to the County Commissioners and ask them to put the tax into place. The committee feels this will become a reality. The projects discussed were the fairgrounds, Helper Intermountain Theater, visitors center, gun range, Nine Mile Canyon, Spring Canyon, coal mine tour, and the Price River Parkway.
20. CEU FOUNDERS DAY CELEBRATION - Discussion
Councilmember Bringhurst reported that CEU is having its 60th anniversary. They plan to do two Founders Day celebrations; one on February 19th in Salt Lake and one on March 1st in Price. They have set a fund raising goal of $60,000 earmarked specifically for scholarships. They have set participation anywhere from $500 to $5,000. The $5,000 would be for a major sponsor, with major publicity both in Price and the Wasatch Front, and a named scholarship. The $3,000 would be for an event sponsor and includes publicity and a named scholarship. The $1,000 is a table sponsor for 10 people and a named scholarship. The $500 would be a table for 8 people with local publicity. He will present further information at the next meeting. He recommended that the City participate as a sponsor in Salt Lake and a table in Price.
21. ORDINANCE NO. 97-001 - Code Amendment To Land Use Management and Development Code
Mayor Colosimo opened the Public Hearing at 5:30 p.m. to receive comments on the Code Amendment to the Land Use Management and Development Code. Gary Sonntag stated that this proposal was requested by the Planning Commission. The current sign zone on the corner of 800 North and Cedar Hills Drive is S2. The provisions of this district will allow signs up to 100 square feet in size. The Planning Commission feels that this is too much considering the location is in the middle of a residential zone. It is proposed that the sign district be changed to S-1. This will limit the maximum size of a sign to 35 square feet. There being no further comments, Mayor Colosimo closed the hearing at 5:32 p.m. MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that Ordinance No. 97-001, amending a portion of the 1997 Land Use Management and Development Code as adopted by Price City, Utah, by Ordinance No. 96-007, relating to changing a portion of the present Sign District be adopted, that the Mayor and City Recorder be authorized to sign the ordinance and that it become effective upon publication. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
22. PUBLIC HEARING - Minimum City Standards 1997
Mayor Colosimo opened the Public Hearing at 5:33 p.m. to receive comments on the proposed update of the Minimum City Standards 1997. Gary Sonntag reported that these standards set the requirements for developers and engineers to follow when constructing public improvements. A draft copy of the proposed update was sent to the City Council, Planning Commission and staff several weeks ago. It is recommended that clarification be made in the traffic control area. Gary stated that he also recommended that the installation of street signs be addressed. Councilmember Nikas discussed the planting strip area. From time to time, citizens have been allowed to deviate from the requirements of this strip. He feels that an adjustment should be made, that instead of a 5' strip, that the sidewalk could be adjusted to 8' with no planting strip. This would still meet the safety needs and a place to put snow. Gary stated that he will include that any special provisions will require special approval. There being no further comments, Mayor Colosimo closed the hearing at 5:45 p.m. MOTION. Councilmember Nikas moved that Mr. Sonntag be directed to make the above changes and prepare an ordinance to adopt the Minimum City Standards 1997 at the next meeting. Motion seconded by Councilmember Bringhurst and carried.
23. BID OPENING - Two Snow Plows, Dump Truck Bed - Committee Appointed
The following bids were received for two snow plows and a dump truck bed.
Tesco Williamsen, Salt Lake City
Heavy Duty 12 CY Dump Body Completely
Installed With Hydraulic and
Air Control System $16,980.00
Heavy Duty 10 Ft. Reversible Snow Plow 4,950.00
Heavy Duty 11 Ft. Reversible Snow Plow
Complete With Installation 5,100.00
AG Body, Inc., Salt Lake City
Heavy Duty 12 CY Dump Body Completely
Installed With Hydraulic and
Air Control System $21,495.00
Heavy Duty 10 Ft. Reversible Snow Plow 7,330.00
Heavy Duty 11 Ft. Reversible Snow Plow
Complete With Installation 7,640.00
MOTION. Councilmember Nikas moved that a committee be
appointed comprised of himself, Councilmember Piccolo, Cobb Johnson, Paul Wheeler, Pat
Larsen, and Dick Perea, review the bids and given the power to act. Motion seconded by
Councilmember Piccolo and carried.
Meeting adjourned at 5:55 p.m.