Minutes of The Special Price City Council Meeting

City Hall: Price, Utah

February 16, 2000, 5:00 p.m.



Mayor Lou Colosimo


†† Roy A. Nikas††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Vernon W. Jones, Community Administrator

†† Joe L. Piccolo†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† Joanne Lessar, City Recorder

†† Stephen L. Denison†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Pat Larsen, Finance Director

†† Richard Tatton††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Gary Sonntag, PWD/City Engineer


Excused: Councilmember Betty P. Wheeler


1.                KEVINíS CARPETS - Permission To Use City Parking Lot


Joanne Lessar reported that per a Council poll, Kevin Norried of Kevinís Carpets was given approval to use the Cityís parking lot located at 50 North Carbon Avenue for a parking lot sale to be held February 17-21.However, as the carpet has not yet been received, Mr. Norried would like to postpone the sale to February 24-26.The Council discussed this request at length and questioned if this would set a precedent for owners of other businesses to do the same thing.MOTION.Councilmember Nikas moved that the verbal action of the Council be ratified for this one time request only.Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.


2.                RESOLUTION #2000-06 - Budget Revision For FY1999/2000


The Council reviewed the following details of departmental increases included in the budget revision for FY1999/2000.Pat Larsen explained the reasons for the increases.


Increase in sales tax revenue. An additional $16,000 was placed in the budget due to back taxes owed by the Sunstone Corporation.


Increase in Police Department travel and meals.Two thousand dollars was taken out of this account for new badges.Mayor Colosimo then replenished this amount from his budget.


Increase in auto repairs, especially the Police Department.These repairs were for vandalism,servicing and maintenance.


Increase for the uniform allowance.The uniform allowance has increased for all departments.Pat questioned if this shouldnít be put out for bid, as several departments have complained that they are washing their own uniforms.It was pointed out that the contract states that all rented uniforms will be charged for cleaning whether they are turned in or not.The Council directed that Pat check into this.


Increase in telephone charges.These costs are for the different telephone lines and repair costs.At the present, this item is budgeted under Non-Departmental.She will move it to the IS Department for better tracking.


Increase in the purchase of library books from $50,000 to $55,000.The Librarian moved funds from equipment to library books.To date, an amount of $52,213 has been spent to purchase library books.The Council expressed concern with this transfer, as during the budget process, they received information that the library was in need of new chairs.They felt that a yearly budget of $50,000 is sufficient to purchase new books and directed Pat to placethe balance of the money ($3,000)back to the line item for equipment.


Increase in skate park.This item was increased because of the possibility of receiving grants.


Operating and maintenance expenses for Utah Power and Light were reducedby $50,000, and $30,000 was budgeted for the extension to the distribution system..


Gary Sonntag stated that under the Water/Sewer Dept., $11,000 was budgeted for wages and $5,000 for benefits for 2 employees.This is being reduced to $7,750 because we have gone 2-3 months without these employees.


Increase in swimming pool expenses.This was due to additional swimming programs and increased hours.Also revenue was down because the wave pool was shut down in October because the bubble didnít arrive in time.The wave pool was shut down again later in the year for repairs.


The Council expressed concern that departments are going over their budget.Department supervisors should not go over their budget unless it is approved by the Councilmember over their department.


MOTION.Councilmember Nikas moved that Resolution #2000-06, adopting the Budget Revision for FY1999/2000, be approved and that the Mayor and City Recorder be authorized to sign the resolution.Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.


Meeting adjourned at 6:55 p.m.