Minutes of The Price City Council Meeting

City Hall: Price, Utah

February 23, 2000, 5:30 p.m.

 

Present:

Mayor Lou Colosimo

Councilmembers:†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Vernon W. Jones, Community Administrator

†† Roy A. Nikas††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Joanne Lessar, City Recorder

†† Betty P. Wheeler††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Pat Larsen, Finance Director

†† Joe L. Piccolo†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† Nick Sampinos, City Attorney

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

†† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Keith Wight, Human Resource Director

Aleck Shilaos, Chief of Police

 

Excused: Councilmember Stephen L. Denison

 

Others Present:

†† Karon Mills†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Ray Downard†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Kent Boyack

†† Dane Larsen†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Terry Houser

 

Mayor Colosimo led the Pledge of Allegiance.Roll was called with the above members in attendance.

 

1.                MINUTES - February 8, 2000

 

MOTION.Councilmember Nikas moved that the minutes of the February 8, 2000 meeting be approved as written.Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.

 

2.                MINUTES - February 9, 2000

 

MOTION.Councilmember Wheeler moved that the minutes of the February 9, 2000 meeting be approved as written.Motion seconded by Councilmember Piccolo and carried.

 

3.                DANE LARSEN - Complaint Of Mud On 9th North

 

Dane Larsen, 909 Smith Drive, expressed his concern regarding mud that is being carried off of Wood Hill onto Smith Drive.When it rains or snows, vehicles travel up the hill, play in the mud and then drive onto Smith Drive.This same problem occurs in the summer, but then it creates dust.He also has a safety concern as no one stops at the stop sign.There have been some accidents and roll overs on top of the hill and people are starting to dump trash as well as cement trucks using this area as a clean out.Councilmember Nikas informed Mr. Larsen that several months ago, a meeting was held regarding Wood Hill.Individuals owning property on top of the hill need access, and the Cityneeds access to the water tanks.This is a delicate subject as Carbon County has concerns with road closures.It has been suggested to place gates at both the bottom and top of the hill.It also has been suggested to work with Carbon County to improve the road, such as asphalting it.Councilmember Tatton suggested that the City place road base or old asphalt at the end of the road to make it less muddy.The Council thanked Mr. Larsen for his concerns and indicated they would look into this matter.

 

Terry Hauser, 96 East Smith Drive, spoke against gating the road.He enjoys riding his 4-wheeler and motorcycles on top of the hill.He would like to see something done with the road, such as asphalting to take care of the mud and dust.Riding on top of the hill provides recreation for kids of all ages.This keeps them out of trouble.There has to be a better solution instead of locking it off.

 

4.                SOUTHEASTERN UTAH BUSINESS AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE CENTER, INC. - Permission To Use City Parking Lot For Job Fair

 

Mayor Colosimo presented a letter from Nick Tatton, Southeastern Utah Business and Technical Assistance Center, Inc., requesting permission to use the Cityís parking lot located across from the College of Eastern Utah for their Job and Career Fair scheduled for March 30th.The parking lot is needed to display large equipment brought in by career providers including tractor rigs and Army equipment and transports.MOTION.Councilmember Nikas moved that the request be granted.Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.

 


5.                STATE OF UTAH, DEPT. OF PUBLIC SAFETY, COMMUNICATIONS BUREAU (DISPATCH) - Request For Payment Approved

 

Mayor Colosimo presented an invoice in the amount of $9,278.00 from the State of Utah for Price Cityís share of dispatch and communication services from 07-01-99 to 06-30-2000.MOTION.Councilmember Nikas moved that the invoice be paid.Motion seconded by Councilmember Tattonand carried.

 

6.                A-1 DRIVING SCHOOL, TY-BI WARE - Home Occupied Businesses Approved

 

Councilmember Piccolo reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave a favorable recommendation for the following home occupied businesses.

 

A-1 Driving School - 1631 Warwick Circle, Leonard Miller-Owner (Driver Education Distance Learning)

TY-BI Wear - 250 South 200 West, Susan Pitts-Owner (Sewing Services)

 

MOTION.Councilmember Piccolo moved that the businesses be approved upon payment of the business license fee.Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.

 

7.                CASTLE VALLEY WINDSHIELD REPAIR - Struck

 

8.                BIG TíS GYM - 57 North Carbon Avenue - Conditional Use Permit

 

Councilmember Piccolo reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave a favorable recommendationfor a business and sign for Big Tís Gym to be located at 57 North Carbon Avenue, contingent upon the installation of a sampling manhole and removal of an existing overhanging sign.An agreement had been reached with adjacent businesses for parking.MOTION.Councilmember Piccolo moved that the business and sign be approved per the above contingenices and that a Conditional Use Permit be issued.Motion seconded by Councilmember Nikas and carried.

 

9.                WIX PLAZA - 227 East Main - Conditional Use Permit - Tabled

 

10.            CARBON COUNTY TRAVEL BUREAU, CARBON COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE - Permission To Replace Information Marquee

 

Councilmember Piccolo reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave a favorable recommendation to the Carbon County Travel Bureau and Carbon County Chamber of Commerce to replace the existing marquee located between 1st and 2nd East on 1st North.Karon Mills, Chamber of Commerce, presented a diagram of the proposed larger illuminated sign.MOTION.Councilmember Piccolo moved that the sign be replaced and that a Conditional Use Permit be issued.†† Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.

 

11.            FARLIANOíS RESTAURANT - Expansion and Addition - Tabled

 

12.            PERMISSION TO VACATE ALLEY - 600 South to 700 South Between 200 and 300 East††††††††

 

Councilmember Piccolo reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave a favorable recommendation to the request to vacate an alley between 600 and 700 South and 200 and 300 East.There are some particular problems, such as the alley sits entirely in one of the two subdivisions in the area.†† MOTION.Councilmember Piccolo moved that the alley be vacated and all transfer and surveying costs incurred by this closure be paid by the property owners.Motion seconded by Councilmember Nikas and carried.

 

13.            CLIFFVIEW CEMETERY - Restroom Construction - Tabled

 


Councilmember Piccolo reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave a favorable recommendation to the Price City Cemetery to construct a restroom at Cliffview Cemetery.However, it is his opinion that the overall master plan of the cemetery is being overlooked by placing this restroom in the requested location.He recommended that staff present a master plan on how the cemetery will tie together with the utility building, office building, Sextonís building, etc., and where the restroom will be added on.MOTION.Councilmember Piccolo moved that the item be tabled for further review.Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.

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14.            RICHARD BOYDEN, WILMA BARNETT, JOANNE LESSAR,SUDA MERRIMAN, JESSE ALEXANDER - Travel Approved

 

Mayor Colosimo presented the following travel requests:

Richard Boyden - Field Training Officer, March 27-29, P.O.S.T.

Wilma Barnett - Utah Municipal Treasurers Association Spring Conference, April 26-28, St. George

Joanne Lessar - Utah Municipal Clerks Association Spring Conference, April 19-21, Midway

Suda Merriman, Jesse Alexander - Utah Recreation and Parks Conference, March 13-15, St. George

Scott McDonald - American Red Cross Safety Workshop, March 15-18, St. George

 

Gary Sonntag reported that Scott McDonald is withdrawing his request as he does not need this workshop.MOTION.Councilmember Nikas moved that the travel be approved.Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.

 

15.            COUNCIL AND STAFF APPOINTMENTS - 2000 Through 2001 Approved

 

Mayor Colosimo presented the following Council and Staff appointments for the period 1-2000 through 12-31-2001.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Mayor and Council Appointments - 2000/2001

 

Mayor Lou Colosimo - Fire, Police, Finance, Administration, Public Works/City Engineer, City Recorder, City Treasurer, City Building Inspector, City Attorney

 

 

Administrators††††††††††††††††††††††††† Primary††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Secondary

 

Richard Tatton††††††††††††††††††††††††† Parks, Cemetery Weeds†††††††††† Buildings, Library

Stephen L. Denison††††††††††††††††† Water, Sewer†††††††††††††††††††††††††† Pool, Streets

Joe L. Piccolo††††††††††††††††††††††††† Shop, Garbage†††††††††††††††††††††††† Water, Sewer, Electric Billing

Betty P. Wheeler††††††††††††††††††††† Library, Buildings, Pool†††††††††††† Shop Garbage

Roy A. Nikas†††††††††††††††††††††††††† Streets, Electrical Billing††††††††††† Parks, Cemetery, Weeds

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Civic Appointments

 

Richard Tatton - C.O.G., Shade Tree Commission, Carbon Recreation

Stephen L. Denison - Gun Range, Community Progress, PRWID

Joe Piccolo - Planning and Zoning, Council On Aging

Betty Wheeler - Youth City Council, Cultural Connection Commission, Library Board

Roy Nikas - Chamber of Commerce, CCRIC

Gary Sonntag - Allred Ditch Company, Price River Distribution System

Vern Jones - Price Water Company, BTAC Boardmember, UAMPS, Rural Water, Joint Highway†††††† Committee

Pat Larsen - RC&D

Lou Colosimo - Carbon Future

 

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† City Officials

 

Pat Larsen, Finance Director†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Francis Duzenack, P&Z Admin., Bldg. Inspector

Wilma Barnett, City Treasurer†††††††††††††††††††††††††† Joanne Lessar, City Recorder

Gary Sonntag, PWD/City Engineer†††††††††††††††††† Sam White, Water/Sewer Dept. Supv

Aleck Shilaos, Chief of Police†††††††††††††††††††††††††† Fermin Gutierrez, Bldg. Dept. Supv.

Kent Boyack Fire Chief††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Norma Procarione, Librarian

Vern Jones, Community Administrator††††††††††††† Keith Wight, Human Resource Director

Harold Valdez, Street Supervisor††††††††††††††††††††† Scott McDonald, Pool Supervisor


Brian Allred, Fleet/Ship Supervisor†††††††††††††††††† Max Morgan, City Physician.

Nick Sampinos, City Attorney††††††††††††††††††††††††† Robert Potts, IS Department Director

 

MOTION.Councilmember Nikas moved that the appointments for the years 2000/2001 be approved.Motion seconded by Councilmember Piccolo and carried.

 

16.            PURCHASE OF PRICE RIVER WATER USERS ASSOCIATION STOCK, STOCK PURCHASE AGREEMENT- Approved

 

Councilmember Tatton moved that permission be given to purchase 31 shares of Price River Water Users Association Stock from Consolidated Coal Company for $1,600/share and that the Mayor and City Recorder be authorized to execute a stock purchase agreement through Professional Titles.Motion seconded by Councilmember Nikas and carried.

 

17.            ORDINANCE #2000-001 - Establishing A Policy For Dishonored And Returned Checks

 

Nick Sampinos presented Ordinance #2000-001, establishing a policy that will require payment by cash, certified funds, credit card or electronic transfer for services rendered by Price City to any customers or other persons who have issued two or more checks to Price City and which checks have been dishonored, returned for insufficient funds, or otherwise returned unpaid anytime during the twelve months previous thereto.MOTION.Councilmember Nikas moved that Ordinance #2000-001 be adopted, that the Mayor and City Recorder be authorized to sign the ordinance and that it become effective upon publication.Motion seconded by Councilmember Piccolo and carried.

 

18.            ORDINANCE - Amending An Ordinance Pertaining To Open Fires Within Price City Limits - Tabled

 

19.            RESOLUTION #2000-07 - Repealing Resolution #2000-01 Concerning The Fee Structure For Annual Dog Licenses Within Price City And Establishing A Late Fee Penalty

 

Nick Sampinos presented Resolution #2000-07, repealing Resolution #2000-01 concerning the fee structure for annual dog licenses within Price City and establishing a late fee penalty.MOTION.Councilmember Nikas moved that Resolution #2000-07 be adopted and that the Mayor and City Recorder be authorized to sign the resolution.Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.

 

20.            USE OF KEG BEER AT PRIVATE FUNCTIONS - Tabled

 

Nick Sampinos presented a draft of an ordinance pertaining to the issuance of temporary permits for the use of keg beer at charitable, social and private events.Last summer, the Council discussed the use of keg beer at these functions.It appeared at that time to be getting out of hand when a request was submitted by an individual who wanted to have a wedding at their home and serve keg beer.The Council directed that he look into this.In talking with the Alcohol and Beverage Commission, a municipality has the final authority whether to authorize the use and sale of keg beer in their community.The Commission strongly recommends that users of keg beer have in place a written permit from the City and have some form of security in the form of a bond or insurance policy that would protect the City from any liability exposure.It was recommended that the item be tabled for further review.

 

21.            UTAH DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AGREEMENT - Acceptance Of Frontage Access (Petro Lane and Nick Lane)

 

Gary Sonntag presented an agreement with the Utah Department of Transportation allowing Price City to take over operation and maintenance of the frontage road accesses going onto Petro Lane and Nick Lane.These are road segments that are not justified as part of the State Systems of Highways.UDOT will retain ownership of the property, but they will give control and maintenance responsibility to the City.MOTION.Councilmember Nikas moved that the agreement be approved and that the Mayor and City Recorder be authorized to execute the documents.Motion seconded by Councilmember Piccolo and carried.

 


22.            CARBON COUNTY HOUSING AUTHORITY - Construction of Temporary Access Road Approved

 

Gary Sonntag reported that he and Councilmember Nikas met with Linda Varner, Executive Director of the Carbon County Housing Authority, regarding the Housing Authorityís request that the City assist them in constructing a temporary road alongside Meads Wash so they could complete mitigation work to prevent fires as well as flood erosion damage.He presented a drawing of the temporary road.This road would allow the City access to this area to promote flood plain mitigation as well as to prevent erosion.He requested permission to apply jointly with the Housing Authority for a Mitigation Permit with the Utah State Engineer in order to work within the meads Wash flood plain and to assist the Housing Authority in constructing a temporary access road from 300 North along the west side of Meads Wash.MOTION.Councilmember Piccolo moved that the requests be granted.Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.

 

23.            SKATE PARK - Contract With Brent Morris & Associations For Landscape Architectural Services

 

Gary Sonntag reported that the City is ready to commence the preliminary and final design, construction drawings, and specifications for the Skate Park.†† Brent Morris & Associations have submitted a proposal for an amount not to exceed $4,000 to perform landscape architectural services.MOTION.Councilmember Tatton moved that the proposal be accepted.Motion seconded by Councilmember Nikas and carried.

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24.            CLIFFVIEW CEMETERY - Purchase of Restroom - Tabled

 

25.            WATER AND SEWER DEPARTMENT EQUIPMENT PURCHASE - Bidding Procedures Waived

 

Gary Sonntag requested permission to purchase the following equipment for the Water/Sewer Department in order for them to better maintain the sewer system within the City.As the equipment is of a specialized nature, he requested permission to waive bidding procedures, solicit quotations and select the equipment that best fits the Cityís needs.MOTION.Councilmember Nikas moved that the request be granted.Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.

 

Confined Space Entry System - $4,800

Trench Protection (Boxes and Shoring) - $16,000

20' Medium Duty Material and Light Equipment Trailer - $3,500

Explosive Meter and 02 Meter - $3,000

Pipeline Laser (Alignment and Slope Control Device) - $6,500

Rotating Transit Laser (Elevation Control Device) - $3,500

 

26.            CODIFICATION OF ORDINANCES - Approved

 

Joanne Lessar requested permission to codify the Cityís ordinances from 1996 through 1999.MOTION.Councilmember Piccolo moved that permission be given to seek proposals for the codification of these ordinances.Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.

 

27.            GRANT WRITERS - Permission To Advertise For Proposals

 

Pat Larsen presented a draft of an advertisement to request proposals for grant writers and requested permission to place this in the newspaper and send to individuals that write grants. MOTION.Councilmember Nikas moved that the ad and request be approved.Motion seconded by Councilmember Piccolo and carried.

 

28.            EMPLOYEE UNIFORMS - Permission To Request Proposals

 

Pat Larsen requested permission to request proposals for rental and cleaning of employee uniforms.MOTION.Councilmember Piccolo moved that the request be granted.Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.

 


29.            TWO METER READERS (UTILITIES DEPT.), TWO LABORERS (STREET DEPT.), ONE LABORER (MAINTENANCE DEPT.) - Permission To Advertise For Temporary Full Time Employees

 

Keith Wight requested permission to advertise for the following temporary full time employees.

 

Two Meter Readers (Utilities Dept.)

Two Laborers (Street Dept.)

One Laborer (Maintenance Dept.)

 

MOTION.Councilmember Piccolo moved that the request be granted.Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.

 

 

Meeting Adjourned at 7:04 p.m.