Mayor Lou Colosimo
Roy A. Nikas , Betty P. Wheeler, Joe L. Piccolo, Stephen L. Denison, Richard Tatton
Vern Jones (Community Administrator), Joanne Lessar (City Recorder), Pat Larsen (Finance Director), Gary Sonntag (PWD/City Engineer)
1. BUDGET WORKSHOP - FY1999/2000
Pat Larsen presented information pertaining to Class "C" Road projects and expenditures. She proposed that both the Class "C" Road and Highway funds be placed into one fund in the General fund. The total amount of projects submitted for Class "C" Roads for FY1999/2000 total $445,000. The total for equipment is $86,000. In addition, there is the overlays, striping, chip seal and crack seal. All of this totals $691,000. She estimates highway taxes to come in at $500,000 and Class "C" Roads $320,000. There will be $125,000 left in the Class "C" Roads fund balance that can be used to help fund the Street Department. These three items total $945,000. A balance of $218,000 is left after the expenditures are subtracted from the revenues. This is the amount that will need to be funded from the regular General Fund for the Street Dept. The number of streets planned for overlays was reviewed as well as the streets planned for new asphalt.
The Council discussed the storm drain project in southwest Price and the need to obtain an easement through private property. The current property owner has agreed to grant the easements if the City constructs a road to their property. If necessary, the Council could condemn the property in order to obtain the easements.
The master plan for the parks was discussed, such as the Washington Park open space and the enhancement grant for next year. Mayor Colosimo called attention to the South Price Park, as nothing has been done to that park. The Council agreed that all the parks need to be reviewed. An area for the skate board park was also discussed.
The Council reviewed the requested vehicles and equipment for the new year. Gary Sonntag presented information pertaining to each vehicle, such as the year of the vehicle, the number of miles, what items have been replaced in the past few years and the number of times maintenance has been performed. The question arose if some of these vehicles (trucks) could be repaired and upgraded for as little as $1,000, and continued to be used for another two years or more. It was recommended to investigate the possibility of purchasing used trucks instead of new. The purchase of a new fire truck for brush fires was also reviewed. Instead of purchasing a new 10 wheel dump truck for hauling, it was recommended to purchase a trailer (pup) instead. This item could be used by several departments. The ordinance officers truck was also removed from the purchase request. It was recommended not to purchase new dump beds for old trucks.
Meeting adjourned at 8:30 a.m.