MEETING HELD ON FEBRUARY 13, 2008 5:00 p.m.


The Price City Council meeting convened in regular session on February 13, 2008, in the Price City Hall Council Chambers, Room 104 at 5 p.m.


Present:           Mayor Joe L. Piccolo                          City Recorder, Laurie Tryon

                        Councilmember Rick Davis               

                        Councilmember Kathy Hanna-Smith 

                        Councilmember Jeff Nielson

                        Councilmember Richard Tatton

Others: Ann Evans, John Kandarin, Scott Critchett, James Liin, C.J. McManus, Ben Logue, Debbie Dull, Linda Varner and Debbie Hatt



MOTION.  Councilmember Tatton moved to open the public hearing. Motion seconded by Councilmember Hanna-Smith and carried.

Mayor Joe L. Piccolo, opened the public hearing at 5 p.m. for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program and stated that this hearing is being called to consider potential projects for which funding may be applied under the 2008 CDBG Program.  It was explained that the grant money must be spent on projects benefiting primarily low and moderate-income persons. The Southeastern Utah Association of Local Governments Region of which Price City is a member, is expecting to receive approximately $400,000 in this new program year. All eligible activities that can be accomplished under this program are identified in the CDBG Application Guide and interested persons can review it at any time. Mayor Piccolo read several of the eligible activities listed such as: construction of public works and facilities, i.e.: water and sewer lines, fire stations, acquisition of real property, provision of public services such as food banks or homeless shelters. Also eligible are loan programs for private businesses which would then hire low income persons and the program can also pay for housing rehabilitation for low income homeowners or for persons owning rental housing for lower income persons. Mayor Piccolo indicated that in the past the City has received CDBG funds for ADA access projects and pedestrian pathways (sidewalks) leading to income targeted housing. The City has handed out its capital investment plan as part of the regional “Consolidated Plan”. This list shows which projects Price City has identified as being needed in the community.  It was asked that anyone with questions, comments or suggestions during the hearing please identify themselves by name, before they speak. A project to facilitate funding for renovations to the Newhouse Hotel for low-income persons was presented by Mayor Piccolo as recommended by City staff. The City Recorder will include all names in the minutes and the City would like to specifically respond to all questions and suggestions from the public during the hearing. Mayor Piccolo, then opened the meeting up to further suggestions from the audience.

No comments were received. MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved to close the public hearing at 5:06 p.m. Motion seconded by Councilmember Davis and carried. The hearing as adjourned at 5:06 p.m.


APPROVED:                                                             ATTEST:


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Joe L. Piccolo, Mayor                                                 Laurie Tryon, City Recorder