Minutes of The Price City Council Meeting
City Hall: Price, Utah
February 13, 2001, 5:30 p.m.
Excused: Councilmember Betty P. Wheeler
Shelley Wright Stuart Nyiander Mike Neer
Madelaine Nyffeler Chris Micoz Norma Procarione
Fred Dilley Dana Dilley Lynda Varner
Michelle Ardohain Judy Metelko
Mayor Colosimo led the Pledge of Allegiance. Roll was called with the above members in attendance.
1. MINUTES - January 24, 2001
MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that the minutes of the January 24, 2001 meeting be approved as written. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.
2. ORDINANCE 2001-003 -
Mayor Colosimo opened the Public Hearing at 5:31 p.m. to receive comments on vacating a portion of 100 South 700 East Street in Price City. Vern Jones stated that some time ago, a subdivision was approved off of 1st South. This caused a portion of 1st South to be unusable for a public right-of-way. A resident in that area asked that the City consider vacating this triangular piece of property. Councilmember Nikas stated that the road alignments were reviewed and it was felt that this extra piece would just create more of a gap than necessary for an adequate road. As such, the City felt comfortable in abandoning this section of property. MOTION. There being no further comments, Councilmember Nikas moved that the Public Hearing be closed, that Ordinance #2001-003, vacating a portion of 100 South 700 East Street in Price, be approved, and that the Mayor and City Recorder be authorized to execute the ordinance and that it become effective upon publication. Further, that a quit claim deed to Dave and Chriz Micoz, deeding this portion of property to them, be approved, and that the Mayor and City Recorder be authorized to execute the deed. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried. Public Hearing closed at 5:34 p.m.
Lynda Varner, representing Coal Country Housing, presented a memorandum of disclosure concerning an earlier request for waiver of building permit fees for a low income home to be built jointly by Coal Country Housing and the College of Eastern Utah Building and Trades Program. Councilmember Piccolo asked if there were any private companies involved that would make a profit? Lynda stated that only companies selling building materials would benefit. The material will be purchased through the College of Eastern Utah, who will act as the general contractor, and their students, who are in training classes, will build the home. When the home is complete, Coal Country Housing, who is a private non-profit 501C-3, will become the trustee until the home is sold to a qualified buyer. Vern Jones stated that this low income home might qualify under the guidelines of the Redevelopment Agency. MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that the request be denied and that it be referred to the Redevelopment Agency for consideration. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.
4. SUN ADVOCATE - Fifth Page Ad For Carbon /Emery Energy Edition
MOTION. Councilmember Nikas moved that a fifth page ad be purchased from the Sun Advocate for the Carbon/Emery Energy Edition. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
5. JACK LEAUTAUD - Petition For Annexation Accepted
Vern Jones presented a petition for annexation submitted by Jack Leautaud. MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that the petition be accepted and that staff be directed to proceed with the proper procedures for annexation. Motion seconded by Councilmember Nikas and carried.
6. CASTLE VALLEY COMMUNITY THEATER - Rental Fees and Hard Costs Waived For Civic Auditorium
Councilmember Tatton reported that in an earlier meeting, the Castle Valley Community Theater presented a request to waive fees for the use of the Civic Auditorium. The Council has reviewed this and recommended that the funding for the cost of rental fees and hard costs be taken out of the Community Progress or the Culture Connection funds. MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that an amount not to exceed $400 be allocated for both the rental fees and hard costs for their March production. Motion seconded by Councilmember Piccolo and carried.
7. LIBRARY - Request For Proposals For Library Survey Approved
Councilmember Tatton presented a draft of a request for proposals and the scope of work to be performed in connection with the Community Library Survey. MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that the request for proposals be approved and that a committee, consisting of Librarian Norma Procarione, Councilmember Betty Wheeler, and Library Chairman James Thompson, be appointed to review the proposals and that they be brought back to the Council. Motion seconded by Councilmember Nikas and carried.
8. LIBRARY - Permission To Receive Proposals To Purchase Furniture
Norma Procarione requested permission to receive proposals for the purchase of new tables and chairs for the library, which are budgeted items. MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that the request be approved and that the same committee appointed to review Item #7 above be appointed to receive the proposals and award the purchase of these items. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.
9. MICHELLE TATTON - Permission To Sell Girl Scout Cookies During St. Patricks Day Parade
Joanne Lessar reported that Councilmember Wheeler was contacted by Michelle Tatton requesting permission to sell Girl Scout cookies during the St. Patricks Day Parade. The Council approved the request.
10. JUDY METELKO - Public Transportation
Judy Metelko requested that the Council consider providing public transportation, such as a bus system, for the citizens of Price. This type of service would be beneficial for senior citizens, shut-ins, college students, and those that can
11. JACK LEAUTAUD - Outside Water Connection Approved
MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that Jack Leautaud be granted an outside water connection and that the price for the share of Price River Water Users Association Stock be set at $1,500. Further, that since this pertains to the above request for a petition to annex, that once the annexation is complete, that Mr. Leautaud be reimbursed for the $1,500. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
12. LOS CRUZE
Councilmember Piccolo reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave a favorable recommendation for the following home occupied businesses:
Los Cruzes - 589 Rose Avenue, Rosario Cruz-Owner (sale and delivery of breakfast items).
Forever Music - 275 South 1600 East, #15, Shannon Young-Owner (production and sale of piano music on CD=s).
A-Z Tech Cartridges - 276 North 100 West, Jane Berneche-Owner (sale of computer ribbons and toner cartridges)
MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that the businesses be approved upon payment of the business license fee. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
13. JAMES A. FERRO, PHD, PRICE CITY - Conditional Use Permits
Councilmember Piccolo reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave a favorable recommendation to the following requests for Conditional Use Permits
James A. Ferro, PHD - 375 South Carbon Avenue, #138, (BTAC), Clinical Psychologist
Price City - 150 East 100 North, City Hall Block Parking Lot Reconstruction
Price City - 400 West Main, Park Construction
MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that the requests of Price City be approved, that Dr. Ferro be approved upon the purchase of a business license and that Conditional Use Permits be issued. Motion seconded by Councilmember Nikas and carried.
14. CARBON COUNTY SHERRIF=S DEPUTY, ALECK SHILAOS, SUDA MERRIMAN, JESSE
ALEXANDER, TAMARA KLARICH - Travel Approved
Mayor Colosimo presented the following travel requests:
Carbon County Sheriff
Aleck Shilaos - Utah Chief=s Of Police Executive Development Training, March 28-30, St. George
Suda Merriman, Jesse Alexander, Tamara Klarich - Utah Recreation & Parks Association Conference, March 18-21, St. George, Utah
MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that the travel be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.
15. PURCHASE OF PRICE RIVER WATER USERS ASSOCIATION STOCK - Ratified
MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that the purchase of 50 shares of Price River Water Users Association Stock at $1,350.00/share be ratified. Motion seconded by Councilmember Piccolo and carried.
16. PURCHASE OF LASER PRINTER AND COPYING MACHINE - Permission To Receive
Vern Jones requested permission to receive proposals for the purchase a new laser printer and a copying machine for City Hall, which are budgeted items. MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that the request be granted. Motion seconded by Councilmember Nikas and carried.
17. PURCHASE OF EMERGENCY GENERATOR FOR CITY HALL - Permission To Prepare
Specifications and Advertise To Receive Bids
Vern Jones requested permission to prepare specifications and advertise to receive bids for the purchase of an emergency generator for City Hall, which is a budgeted item. MOTION. Councilmember Nikas moved that the request be granted. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
18. WATER TREATMENT PLANT IMPROVEMENTS, DESIGN, #22S-2000 - Hansen, Allen and
Luce, Inc. - Change Order, Final Payment
Gary Sonntag presented a change order to the contract with Hansen, Allen and Luce, Inc., to complete the plans and bidding documents for improvements at the Water Treatment Plant. In addition to performing the above work, they were asked to design an advanced mixed oxidant sodium hypochlorite system, which increased the contract $2,180. Hansen, Allen and Luce, Inc., have submitted a final payment request in the amount of $3,179.57, which includes the change order. MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that the change order and final payment be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
19. CITY HALL BLOCK PARKING LOT RECONSTRUCTION - Permission To Advertise To Receive
Gary Sonntag requested permission to advertise to receive bids for the reconstruction of the City Hall block parking lot. He explained what changes will take place during this reconstruction. Parking stalls will be re-arranged to increase parking space and the drainage problem will be addressed. Estimated cost of the project is $136,000, with a contingency of $14,000. Total budget is $150,000. Future plans call for improvements to lighting. MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that the request be granted. Motion seconded by Councilmember Piccolo and carried.
20. INDOOR SWIMMING POOL CIRCULATION PUMP REPLACEMENT - Permission To Purchase
Gary Sonntag reported that the City is in the process of replacing filters at the indoor pool and felt that it would be a good time to replace the existing pool circulation pump. It is wearing out and undersized. CEM Sales and Service, who is replacing the filters, has submitted a quotation of $4,914 to install a new pump, which includes related materials. These costs fall within the current pool budget. MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that the pump be replaced. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.
21. ARSENIO R. VELASQUEZ - 385 South 600 East - Final Release of Development Improvement
Gary Sonntag reported that Arsenio R. Velasquez, 385 South 600 East, has completed all required improvements and is eligible for release of his Development Improvement Agreement in the form of a Letter of Credit in the amount of $6,614. MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that the Development Improvement Agreement be released. Motion seconded by Councilmember Nikas and carried.
22. 300 NORTH STREET DESIGN, CDBG 2000-2001, #1S-2001 - JUB Engineers Services - Partial
Gary Sonntag presented a request for a partial payment in the amount of $660 submitted by JUB Engineers for their contract on the design of 300 North from Cedar Hills Drive to 1200 East. MOTION. Councilmember Nikas moved that the partial payment be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
23. SEWER SYSTEM PLANNING REPORT - Discussion
Gary Sonntag presented a report compiled by Sam White and Jerry Wright, identifying the current and future status of the City
24. SEWER CONSTRUCTION - Permission To Hire Engineering Services and Advertise For
Gary Sonntag requested permission to hire the services of an engineering consultant to complete the design on sewer line replacements and upgrades and to advertise for bids to construct and replace the following sewer lines:
Replace and enlarge sewer to minimum 8 inch standard on chronic sewer problem areas.
300 West from 200 South to 500 South
200 North from 200 East to 300 East
390 South Carbon Avenue to AOG Building
Replace deteriorating sewer line on 300 East and increase to 10 inch in order to tolerate and promote future development
600 North from 300 East to 400 East
400 East from 600 North to 900 North
MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that the request be granted. Motion seconded by Councilmember Piccolo and carried.
25. RESOLUTION #2001-01 - Lease/Purchase Agreement With Wells Fargo (Two Police Cars)
Pat Larsen presented Resolution #2001-01, authorizing a lease/purchase agreement with Wells Fargo for the purchase of two police cars. MOTION. Councilmemer Piccolo moved that Resolution #2001-01 be approved subject to approval by Mr. Sampinos and that the Mayor and City Recorder be authorized to sign the resolution. Motion seconded by Councilmember Nikas and carried.
26. BUDGET CALENDAR - Preparation For FY2001/2002
Pat Larsen presented the schedule to review estimates of revenues and expenditures for the Fiscal Year 2001/2002 in preparation for the budget for FY2001/2002.
27. BUDGET REVISION FY2000/2001 - Public Hearing Scheduled
MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that a Public Hearing be scheduled for February 28, 2001, to revise the budget for FY2000/2001. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.
28. FUND TRANSFER - Approved
Pat Larsen requested permission to transfer $250,000 to Capital Improvements from water projects that have not been completed this year. MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that the transfer be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
29. REFINANCE LEASE/PURCHASE AGREEMENTS - Direction To Proceed
Pat Larsen reported that due to a reduction in interest rates, it would be advantageous to refinance 7 lease/purchase agreements that are currently active. These leases include the road grader, Building Dept. truck, PWC truck, sewer truck, fire truck, pool bubble, street sweeper, loader, and dump trucks. MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that Mrs. Larsen be instructed to check on the new lease rate and to prepare a report indicating the dollar advantages and to include the length of terms, etc., and that this item be placed on the next agenda. Further, that the current agreements stay in place, with only the interest rates changing. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
30. JUAN A. SERNA - New Hire Approved
Keith Wight reported that the committee appointed to review applicants for the position of Data Processing Technician, permanent/part time, is recommending that Juan A. Serna be hired. MOTION. Councilmember Nikas moved that the new hire be approved effective February 20, 2001. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.
31. TAM GREGERSEN - Reclassification/Promotion To Information and Communication Systems
Keith Wight recommended that Tam Gregersen be reclassified and promoted to Information and Communication Systems Director. MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that the recommendation be approved effective February 1, 2001. Motion seconded by Councilmember Nikas and carried. Councilmember Tatton voted
32. FIRE DEPARTMENT - Permission To Advertise For Roster
Keith Wight reported that the Fire Department has lost two people and there is another one that will leave this year. He requested permission to advertise and put together a roster for these replacements. MOTION. Councilmember Nikas moved that the request be granted. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried. It was recommended that one Councilmember be on the interviewing committee.
33. ORDINANCE #2001-004 - Authorizing The Use Of Draft Beer By The General Public In
Containers Larger Than Two Liters For Certain Charitable And Social Events.
Mr. Sampinos presented Ordinance #2001-004, authorizing the use of draft beer by the general public in containers larger than two liters for certain charitable and social events. MOTION. Councilmember Nikas moved that Ordinance #2001-004 and the permit for the use of draft beer be adopted, that the Mayor and City Recorder be authorized to sign the ordinance and that it become effective upon publication. Further, that Item 2J, dealing with convicted felons, be set at five (5) years, and that staff be directed to prepare a resolution setting the permit fee in the amount of $25.00. 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 Denison and carried.
Meeting adjourned at 6:52 p.m.
Reconvened at 7:13 p.m.
Meeting adjourned at 7:20 p.m.
ATTEST: Lou Colosimo, Mayor
Joanne Lessar, City Recorder