February 10, 1999, 5:30 p.m.
Mayor Lou Colosimo
Roy A. Nikas, Betty P. Wheeler, Joe L. Piccolo, Stephen L. Denison, Richard Tatton
Joanne Lessar (City Recorder), Vern Jones (Community Administrator), Pat Larsen (Finance Director), Gary Sonntag (PWD/City Engineer), Keith Wight (Human Resource Dir.), Aleck Shilaos (Chief of Police)
Kathryn Burnham, Kathy Hanna, Scott Wheeler, Nick Tatton, Tom Alexander, Jeff Campbell, Robert Potts, Jr.
Mayor Colosimo led the Pledge of Allegiance. Roll was called with the above members in attendance.
1. MINUTES - January 27, 1999
MOTION. Councilmember Wheeler moved that the minutes of the January 27, 1999 meeting be approved as written. Motion seconded by Councilmember Nikas and carried.
2. MINUTES - February 2, 1999
MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that the minutes of the February 2, 1999 meeting be approved as written. Motion seconded by Councilmember Nikas and carried.
3. MINUTES - February 4, 1999
MOTION. Councilmember Nikas moved that the minutes of the February 4, 1999 meeting be approved as written. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
4. BOY SCOUT DERBY - Permission To Close 1st East Street
Scott Wheeler requested permission to close 1st East between Main Street and 1st North on Saturday, March 20th, for a Boy Scout Derby. MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that the request be granted. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.
5. JEFF CAMPBELL - Request To Construct Ramp At 70 West Main Street - Denied
Jeff Campbell requested permission to construct a ramp on the outside of a building located at 70 West Main. The ramp would need 5' of sidewalk space. He has a 5 year lease to rent the building, which is owned by the Greek Orthodox Church. MOTION. After discussion regarding liability and snow removal, Councilmember Piccolo moved that the request be denied. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried. The Council recommended that Mr. Campbell investigate the possibility of building a ramp at the back of the building.
6. CASTLE COUNTRY REGIONAL INFORMATION CENTER - Signs For Center and CEU Museum - Referred To Planning and Zoning Commission
Kathy Hanna requested permission to construct an identification sign on the corner of 100 North 1st East for the Castle Country Regional Information Center, and to place a sign identifying the College of Eastern Utah Museum on the north wall of the museum building. The Council directed that Ms. Hanna contact the Planning and Zoning Commission for the sign approval.
7. CARBON COUNTY TRAVEL BUREAU - Grant From Transient Room Tax
Kathy Hanna requested a grant in the amount of $5,000 from the City's transient room tax funds. These funds will be used to produce a tourism video of this area. The video will be featured on the local television station and hopefully the hoteliers and other tourism related businesses will use it for promotional purposes. MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that the request be granted. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
8. NICK TATTON - Insert In Utility Bills - Denied
Nick Tatton, Director of the Business and Technical Assistance Center, requested permission to insert a brochure in the City's utility bills advertising their Job Fair. The Council informed Mr. Tatton that they have discontinued the practice of placing outside items in utility bills. They recommended using a street banner, of which fees can be waived. Due to this request, the Council discussed the possibility of starting a City newsletter that could advertise events such as this. MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that this request be denied and that a committee, comprised of himself and Councilmember Nikas, Vern Jones, and Bob Potts, be assigned to review the possibility of a web site or newsletter. Motion seconded by Councilmember Nikas and carried.
9. NICK TATTON - Request For Trees At The Business and Technical Assistance Center
Nick Tatton requested that the City consider providing trees for the landscaping at the Business and Technical Assistance Center. MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that a favorable recommendation be sent to the Shade Tree Commission to provide trees for the BTAC. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.
10. UTAH MUNICIPAL TREASURERS ASSOCIATION - Contribution Approved
MOTION. Councilmember Nikas moved that $300 from City funds be contributed towards the Utah Municipal Treasurers Association conference to be held in Salt Lake in August. In addition, that the City Treasurer be authorized to contribute funds from her travel budget not to exceed $200. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
11. CARBON COUNTY RECREATION - Agreement For Financial Assistance - Tabled
12. GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS - Participation With Carbon County - Tabled
Councilmember Denison reported that Cindy Lou McDonald, who is in charge of the Carbon County Geographical Information Systems, discussed the possibility of the City participating with them in the GIS. Gary Sonntag further reported that Cindy gave him with a draft of what the County is able to provide and the costs. Gary stated that the City may want to contract with the County to map property parcels. This will need to be reviewed by both the County Commission and the City Council. The County received a Federal grant to fund this system. The Council directed that Vern Jones investigate the provisions of the grant and the feasibility of participating with the County on the GIS.
13. STREET VENDORS - Discussion
Councilmember Denison discussed the possibility of operating a vending operation along City sidewalks, such as near the Peace Garden. This would be a temporary structure during the lunch hour and removed thereafter. The Council discussed allowing vendors in different areas of the City and the need to limit them. It was recommended that other cities be contacted as to how they regulate vendors and what ordinances they have.
14. PRICE CITY INTERNATIONAL DAYS - Approved
Councilmember Nikas reported that in the past, International Days has been taken care of by numerous volunteers and groups from the City, County, Chamber of Commerce and other entities. Beginning this year, the County has chosen to do their own County Fair leaving International Days to others. MOTION. Councilmember Nikas moved that Price City develop and promote a continuing program known as Price City International Days to celebrate our community's variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
15. PRICE CITY INTERNATIONAL DAYS COMMISSION - Concept Approved
Councilmember Nikas recommended that an International Days Commission be established to operate Price City International Days, similar to the Cultural Commission. The commission would be required to follow Price City Policies and Procedures and guidelines. The commission should consist of an executive committee and then additional committees established underneath for different functions. The executive committee should consist of 5 people for voting abilities - one of which is either a Councilmember or Mayor, the chairman of the Price City Cultural Commission, the chairman of the Price City Community Progress, a representative from the Carbon County Chamber of Commerce, and a citizen at large appointed by the Mayor and Council. These committee members would serve for one year or by virture of their chair positions or in the case of the Chamber representative, may be reappointed. The co-chairs of this executive committee should be selected annually by the Mayor and Council. Because of the responsibilities involved, one of the co-chairs should be the Councilmember or Mayor that is on the executive committee. MOTION. Councilmember Nikas moved that the concept for the Price City International Days Commission as presented above be approved and that Vern Jones be directed to prepare an ordinance to that effect. Motion seconded by Councilmember Piccolo and carried.
16. PRICE CITY INTERNATIONAL DAYS EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE - Appointment of Councilmember Roy A. Nikas, Karen Bliss
MOTION. Councilmember Nikas moved that in order to get things going for this year, that two members be appointed to the Executive Committee and Co-Chair for the 1999 Price City International Days Commission, which would be himself as the Council representative and Karen Bliss who is chairman of the Cultural Commission. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried. The other three positions will be filled at a later time. The festivities for this year will be July 29, 30 and 31.
17. EMERGENCY QUICK CASH, CASTLE VALLEY COMMUNITY THEATER - Business and Signs - Conditional Use Permits
Councilmember Piccolo reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave a favorable recommendation to the following requests for Conditional Use Permits.
- Emergency Quick Cash - 94 North 200 East - Business and 2' X 4' Sign
- Castle Valley Community Theater - Temporary A-Frame Signs - Placed throughout the City beginning February 20th through March 7th
MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that the requests be approved and that Conditional Use Permits be issued contingent upon Emergency Quick Cash purchasing a business license. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
18. WASATCH CHOICE HOMES - Signs, Conditional Use Permit
Councilmember Piccolo reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave a favorable recommendation to Wasatch Choice Homes, 1101 South Carbon Avenue, for two permanent signs, one 35' and one 100 " (one located in an S1 Zone and the other in an S-3 Zone) and one two year temporary 35' sign located in an S-3 Zone. These signs were contingent upon approval by the Utah Department of Transportation, as Wasatch Choice Homes is located on a State highway. MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that the request be approved per the above contingency and that a Conditional Use Permit be issued. Motion seconded by Councilmember Nikas and carried.
19. CIRCLE K. RANCH - Subdivision of Property - Conditional Use Permit
Councilmember Piccolo reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave a favorable approval to Circle K. Ranch to subdivide two 3/4 acre lots east of Taco Bell. One of the lots will be used for a combined Kentucky Fried Chicken and A & W Root Beer. MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that the request be approved and that a Conditional Use Permit be issued. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
20. ALECK SHILAOS, SCOTT OLSEN, SUDA MERRIMAN, JESSE ALEXANDER - Travel Approved
Mayor Colosimo presented the following travel requests:
- Aleck Shilaos - E.D.I. Conference, March 24-26, St. George, Utah
- Scott Olsen - NRA Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor Development School, May 17-21, Gunnison, Utah
- Suda Merriman, Jesse Alexander - Utah Recreation and Parks Association Conference, March 14-16, St. George, Utah
MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that the travel be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
21. NORMA PROCARIONE - Travel Request - Tabled
22. 1999 TRANSPORTATION ENHANCEMENT GRANT - Grant Application Cancelled
Due to time constraints and lack of a project, Vern Jones requested permission to cancel the request to submit an application for the 1999 Transportation Enhancement Grant and to cancel the public hearing. MOTION. Councilmember Nikas moved that the request be approved with the idea that we will proceed to get data together for a future grant request. Motion seconded by Councilmember Piccolo and carried.
23. ORDINANCE #99-001 - Providing A Grace Period For Building Permits
Vern Jones presented Ordinance #99-001, amending Ordinance #98-003 and providing for a three day grace period prior to imposing an investigation fee (penalty) on property owners erecting, constructing, enlarging, altering, repairing, moving, improving, removing, converting or demolishing their own buildings or structures. MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that Ordinance #99-001 be approved, that the Mayor and City Recorder be authorized to sign the ordinance, and that it become effective upon publication. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.
24. MOLLY PENOVICH - Reclassification Approved
MOTION. Councilmember Wheeler moved that Molly Penovich, City Hall Custodian, be reclassified from permanent/part time to permanent/full time effective February 1, 1999. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
25. CEDAR HILLS DRIVE ROAD CONSTRUCTION - Basso/Etzel Cooperative Agreement
Gary Sonntag reported that Robert Etzel, Jr. has proposed that the City work jointly with them to install additional street improvements on Cedar Hills Drive. This would be similar to what was accomplished last summer where they installed the curb, gutter, sidewalk and 15.5 feet of pavement. The City installed the remaining pavement in the center of the road. He requested permission to enter into an agreement with Robert Etzel, Jr. and Tony Basso to do this project. MOTION. Councilmember Nikas moved that the request be granted. Motion seconded by Councilmember Piccolo and carried.
26. UPGRADING OF WATER TRANSMISSION PIPELINE - Permission To Negotiate With CRS Engineering
Gary Sonntag reported that the Council recently suspended the replacement of a deteriorating section of the existing 16 inch water transmission pipeline near Castle Gate. This was done in anticipation of formulating a greater project to look at the entire transmission line from the treatment plant down to the 10 million gallon water tank. Five years ago, a study was completed by CRS Consulting Engineers which concluded that it was not feasible, due to existing pipe structural limitations and costs, to construct an enlarged pipe. A pump station was built instead to deliver water to the 10 million gallon tank. If a new pipe was to be built, it was recommended that it be 24" inch diameter. Considering it has been some time since this study was done, Gary recommended a review of this data to compare it to existing and future delivery demands. In addition, it would be wise to consider the available water that could come from the District, since they recently completed their water treatment plant expansion. He requested permission to negotiate a contract with CRS Engineering to assist the City in reviewing past reports, evaluating current and future conditions and begin outlining routes and prepare engineering drawings for the upgrade to the transmission pipelines. MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that the request be granted and that it be brought back to Council for review. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
27. BUDGET REVISION - FY1998/99
Pat Larsen presented a detailed summary of the budget revision for FY1998/99. She discussed several items that she transferred, added, or moved around in the General Fund.
28. ROGER KOSS - Lease of City Property
Vern Jones reported that he talked to Roger Koss regarding Mr. Koss's request to purchase a portion of City property located adjacent to the Price River in southwest Price. Instead of selling the property to Mr. Koss, he discussed the possibility of leasing it to him. Mr. Koss agreed to lease it if the Council approved, but he would pay a very nominal fee. MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that Roger Koss's request to purchase the above property be denied. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
Meeting adjourned at 8:08 p.m.