Minutes of The Price City Council Meeting
City Hall: Price, Utah
February 28, 2001, 5:30 p.m.
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: Mayor Lou Colosimo
Councilmember Stephen L. Denison
Bobby Dixon Geoffrey V. Smith William Pete Noyes Alan Majors
Jackie Majors Annette Beckman Shirley Matheny Sally Mecham
Trixell S. Whimpey Gillian Moosman Virginia Saindon Kittie Feichko
Lisa McKendrick Mike Neer Michael Crowson Don Adams
Frankie Hadden Mark Cooke Samantha Fisher Betty Marshall
Bette McKendrick Maria L. Jolley Judy Martin Sandi Keele
Peter Hess Linda C. Varner Wendi Hicks Steve Wallenda
Rachel Wallenda Felix Bruno Lori Prince Toni Johnson
Bill Thurman Shane Miller Kursten Thayn Barbara Jeffs
Jodi Liin Bonnie Carter Gary Christman Ralyn Carter
Kim Shaff Mary B. Gordon Gary Lyon Becky Basso
Ryan Basso K. Morris Colleen Quigley
Councilmember Nikas led the Pledge of Allegiance. Roll was called with the above members in attendance.
MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that in the absence of Mayor Colosimo, that
Councilmember Roy A. Nikas be appointed Mayor Protempore. Motion seconded by
Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that the minutes of January 30, 2001 be approved as
written. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.
MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that the minutes of February 13, 2001 be approved as
written. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
Mayor Protem Nikas opened the Public Hearing at 5:31 p.m. to receive comments on the proposed
rezoning of Southeast Price. Vern Jones reported that the City is divided into zones. These zones
are included in a Master Plan so the City can control what is allowed in specific zones, such as
residential, commercial and manufacturing zones. In this particular case, a developer came to the
Planning and Zoning Commission with a request to change a parcel of land in East Price from RR
to CD and commercially develop it. Planning and Zoning discussed the issue and made a
recommendation to the City Council that they were in favor of that change, which is why this Public
Hearing is being held tonight.
Mike Neer, Civil Engineer with Pacific Land Design. Explained the nature of the rezoning request. They are requesting that 11.5 acres of rural residential be rezoned Commercial
Development. The property is located east of Highway 55, bordered by Nelson Lane on the north
and 300 South on the south. There is already a 5 acre parcel that is zoned CD, which is between
this proposed rezone and State Highway 55. The reason for the rezone is for a potential
development of a retail store. His client has reviewed the area quite extensively over the past 2-3
years and identified this area to be an excellent place for a store this type and size. They met with
City staff in September, 2000, to acquire information on site development. They met again with
City staff and the Utah Department of Transportation in October, 2000, to discuss site and
development issues in order to get this site developed. On January 8, 2001, they attended a
Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting and received a preliminary site plan approval and a
favorable recommendation for a rezoning. Based on input from the Commission, they met with
neighbors and had a conference call with one of the neighbors on Nelson Lane to try to work out
some issues with site development. They had a neighborhood meeting at the Housing Authority on
January 31st. On February 13th they met with the sewer district and again with City staff on
February 14th. A lot of work has been completed, such as gathering information on the site,
technical studies on the soils, traffic studies, wetlands studies, storm drainage and utilities.
Rezoning this 11.5 acres of property makes the existing commercial property a lot more
Michael Crowson, Associate For Pacific Land Design. He feels the entire SR55 corridor is more or
less the commercial corridor. Their proposal is continuous with what is happening along that
corridor and what has already been zoned. Their rezoning request is contiguous to adjacent
commercial properties and will essentially orchestrate with some of the other commercial uses
already in the corridor. Mr. Crowson introduced Don Adams, Pacific Land Design Traffic Engineer.
Lynda Varner, local resident. She has lived in this area all her life. Her emotional appeal comes
tonight not only anti WalMart but pro-neighborhood. A lot of the adjacent property, as she
indicated on the display map, belongs to the Housing Authority. The evaluation of the Housing
Authority property is more than the piece that is requested for rezoning. Every property has an
evaluation. When there is a rezoning, the evaluation of each of the properties is reviewed. If the
evaluations stack up more than 2/3 on the opposing side, the rezoning is not legal. Lynda asked
Mr. Sampinos if this ruling is still correct? Mr. Sampinos stated that he did not know, but would be
glad to research it. Lynda stated that this was in effect when Joy Manufacturing developed. The
housing evaluations are more than the piece of property that is being requested for rezoning, which
is just a small chunk. The rest is already zoned CD, which is close to the main highway, which is
fine. That is the way the plan was. The other side was to be kept residential. Castle Country
Housing has built, along with Thomas Development and recently Jack Leautaud. We also have the
Housing Authority, Mountain View Meadows, the elderly and disabled, and Hidden Valley. Then
there is also Francis Duzenack's property which is across the road. WalMart is a nice store,
KMart is a nice store. This is not the point. The point is the neighborhood. When the survey was
done for Price City, this Council set aside in each neighborhood in Price a green piece or a
recreation area, but East Price has none. They got high density housing because Lamond
Williams didn't want it in Northeast Price. She knows Councilmember Piccolo recently brought
this up and cautioned Mr. Leautaud about how much more he wants to see there. She knows the
Council is concerned about this. She is too. She is concerned that they want a pro-neighborhood.
She understands perfectly why the land owners want to sell. When they wanted their privacy and
didn't want their roads widened in front of their house, they all stuck together and it didn't happen.
She and the rest of the neighbors are going to stay there. They want their privacy. She personally
feels that people are more important than 671 more trips an hour on a road and all that traffic and
all of the customers that would be coming to the WalMart store. At a recent meeting she attended
of the Planning and Zoning Commission, they upheld the South Price neighborhood. The South
Price neighborhood didn't want the mental health retreat there. The Commission heard that and
they upheld the South Price neighborhood. But they didn't give the nod to the East Price
neighborhood of wanting a neighborhood rather than a commercial district. The strip that is there
will not interfere with the neighborhood. But when you cut back as far your are going to, you are
right in the heart of the neighborhood. The front part is fine, but the new zone is not. Its too much
commercial in the neighborhood. They will have no space left. They have roads, high density
housing, manufacturing and commercial. There are a lot of other sites in Price that this WalMart
store could really be efficiently run, many, many sites. There will be no green spaces or walking
paths or a park and there will be traffic. The proposed WalMart store will sit 80 feet in front of her
front door. This is not conducive to a neighborhood or her well being or her neighbors well being.
They can create retaining walls and sound barriers and traffic lights, but it doesn't replace sitting on
your front porch in the morning and having your privacy. The different things that can be worked out
might be alright and they may not. With all the other places in Price where this wonderful store
can go, the lot they have chosen is too small. If they are forced to put in the roads the size that
they need to be, its because of the City's land use codes. Why should they be any different than
Carbon Credit Union's road or Checker Auto Parts road? Why should they waive these things?
Mayor Protem Nikas asked if she was suggesting that the City is asking to waive these things
now? Lynda stated that she had a conversation earlier today with Francis Duzenack, Planning and
Zoning Administrator and Building Official, when that information was basically told her. If that isn't
their intent, forgive her. Mayor Protem Nikas stated that as a Council, they have not even seen any
of the plans, and they don't want to jeopardize any kind of conditional use negotiations that may
take place if this were approved by Planning and Zoning and the rest of the Council. The maps at
the domes are all preliminary. Lynda stated that as a home owner on the little strip between the
manufacturing zone and the commercial zone, and if you add more, it locks her in. Her best use,
in the future, may not be her house. It will be something else. Basically, she feels that when a big
retail commercial place moves it, they of course, will have profit as their bond #1. She encourages
the Council to think of another bond #1, and that is, of course, the people that live in the area. The
Housing Authority and the apartments and all of the others, are temporary dwellings. The people
that are there now may possibly not be there next month. So when a person that is there now
says I'm for this big retail development may be gone in three months. The next one may not want
that. So you have to think more in permanency to the owners of those properties. Lynda
presented a letter that basically says the above. She would like this letter to be a part of the
minutes of this Public Hearing.
Councilmember Piccolo stated that the petition that was signed by the residents that are in the
area for the current rezoning to take place, differs from that petition that was presented to the
Planning and Zoning relating to the opportunity to place a mental health facility in South Price. The
petition signed there was against it. The petition presented tonight is for the rezoning. Not many
residents that he knows personally that live in Housing, are against it. Lynda stated that they are
temporary residents, they do not own the property. Councilmember Piccolo stated that he fails to
see the relevancy that she has placed in Planning and Zoning's ball court, saying that they rejected
one request based on the petition and not the other, because the petitions are completely different
in their nature. This petition, favoring the rezoning, was circulated to the Planning and Zoning
Commission prior to them making their favorable recommendation. The majority of residents want
to see the change take place, and even though they may move away, it seems that 7out of 10 that
move back in would still be favorable toward the situation.
Shirley Ann McNeed. She lives in Housing and has no intentions of leaving Price. All of the ladies
and gentlemen she knows that live in Housing and the people in low income and the people in the
other housing, are very much for this. She rides in a cart and widening Nelson Lane and
constructing a sidewalk will be great for her, plus all the lighting. Mayor Protem Nikas stated that
the Council does not have all the details on widening Nelson Lane. Right now, the Council is not
approving the widening of the lane, only the rezoning to Commercial. Ms. McNeed stated that in
one meeting held regarding WalMart, it was stated that WalMart was not allowed in Florida or
some other states. However, she has found that WalMart is in all states, plus Canada and Mexico.
She has been behind the present WalMart and found it to be clean.
Peter Hess, local resident. He has lived in Price since 1979. Nobody in this room doubts that the
coal mining industry in this County is on the downhill slide. As residents of this area, we have to
have more jobs or we are going to have a mass outflow of people. None of us want to see this. If
we do not allow this rezoning to take place, we will be sending them a message as well as to other
large commercial entities that we don't want jobs in this area. We don't want to do that. He loves
living in Price and will spend the rest of his life here, but he needs employment.
Kathy Barney, local resident. She and her husband recently placed a house on Nelson Lane.
They have no problem with WalMart being there, other than the fact that Nelson Lane is a very
small lane. They have talked with Pacific Land Design and they are working with them. She is
here to support their neighborhood and also to support Pacific Land Design. If they can figure out
something and work together, they will all be happy. The trucks on the lane will be a problem with
the elderly as well as the children. If Pacific Land Design works with them, hopefully they can help
them out as well.
Shane Miller, local resident and employee of WalMart. In his position with WalMart, he has the
opportunity to work with financing and review quite a bit of what takes place with some of the
monies that the store generates. WalMart is very committed to being involved with the
neighborhoods and community. In 1999, WalMart contributed $163,000,000 to their communities.
That number grew to $190,000,000 in 2000. The store in Price takes part in that. Through different
community events last year, such as scholarships and fund raisers, plus a number of different
things in the community, the Price WalMart contributed over $80,000 back into the community.
$25,000 of that came during the month of December. He is talking about people who don't have
jobs and who don't have Christmas's. WalMart is a company that stands behind them. In
December, 2000, the Price WalMart provided 125 children with a Christmas that they would have
otherwise gone without.
Felix Bruno, local resident. The mines have been down. A mine recently layed off 360 men. This
new WalMart will put 380 people to work, which Price needs. He knows what kinds of taxes
WalMart will pay. Their blacktop will be more than what he pays for his property taxes. This town
needs that. He lives on Airport Road. He owns four or five homes in the area.
Alan Majors, property owner. He spoke for himself as well as the other property owners in the
area. They are all for this rezoning. He was here when Sam Oliveto had to rezone for the HUD
properties. He was against it until he talked to Sam, and Sam said, "this is good for the
community, we need it". Afer that, Alan said he never said no more. He feels the WalMart project
is a good thing for the community. He reviewed it for days and days after they asked him to sell
his property. It will be an inconvenience for his neighbors, but thinks between the managers and
everybody, it can be worked out. He hates to see the project go to the County. The City needs
more taxes. His house and the one owned by Olga Halamandaris will be displaced.
Gary Christman, local resident. He sits in the parking lot of the present WalMart everyday eating
his lunch. There are quite a few of the ladies in wheelchairs that live in Housing. They have to
cross the street everyday. If this store is on the other side of the highway, it will be a lot safer for
Jim Jensen, owner of property north of the proposed store. He is in favor of the rezoning and of the
store being there. It will be a good addition to that property. The property needs to be cleaned up,
except for where the homes presently sit. Its in a good location, but he is concerned with what will
happen to Nelson Lane and the position of the truck docks that would be directly in front of his
apartment complex. When the plans are set for the arrangement of the loading docks and traffic
patterns, he would like to be able to add his input so that they are not impacted to the point where
it will be a detriment or a safety hazard for the people who live nearby in the housing units and for
the people who rent from him. He would like to continue to be involved in the planning and any
restrictions that might be placed on what happens along Nelson Lane.
Councilmember Tatton stated that the Conditional Use Permit process is similar to the rezoning
process. There is public input into that process via the Planning and Zoning and back to the
Council. There is an opportunity for the public to place their input if it goes in that direction.
Annette Beckman, resident of Housing. Speaking for a lot of people, they are so excited about the
new WalMart and can't wait.
Jeffrey Smith, resident of Roscrea Apartments. He lives across the street from 300 South. He
has talked to a lot of people who live in those apartments and has not heard anyone say they are
concerned about the neighborhood. There is an empty lot, except for Mr. Majors home. Nobody is
doing anything with it, there is no park. It is just a big empty lot that someone can do more with.
Jackie Majors, property owner. She thinks a large retailer would be a great tax base for the City.
Everyone is visualizing Nelson Lane the way it is now. It is going to be widened and there are
going to be sidewalks for the elderly, which will be a plus and in their favor. The area is an eyesore
and needs to be cleaned up. It will help the City, it will not cost the City anything.
Colleen Quigley, Housing Authority Boardmember. Speaking for the rest of the boardmembers,
she thinks WalMart is a wonderful store and an asset to our community. They are concerned
about the safety and quality of life of their residents. She doesn't know how wide the road will be or
the issues of drainage and traffic. These issues need to be addressed so that there are no
assumptions. Just because we are in an area with high employment, we should not look the other
way as far as rezoning. The issues of the road, the noise, the lighting, etc., should be reviewed.
Mayor Protem Nikas asked if the Housing Authority was against the rezoning or is it in favor of
working with the Conditional Use Permit to address those issues. Ms. Quigley stated that it has
never been put to a vote one way or the other. Every time they have met, they have stated their
concerns and were told that they would get back to them. She hasn't seen a document indicating
the width of the road or the exact plan for the water and flooding issue, or what exactly the lighting
plan is. Councilmember Piccolo stated that all of the above issues are based on the Conditional
Use Permit. The zoning issue is based on land use priorities. All of those issues will receive
attention. If he can speak out of turn for Pacific Land Design, all of those issues are being
negotiated with property owners and residents at this time and have been considered. They are
irrelevant to the land use as far as zoning goes. In keeping with the proper priority, the land use
has to be determined before the Conditional Use can be granted. There will be an opportunity with
City staff or with Pacific Land Design to discuss these issues. Councilmember Tatton referred
to a letter received from Parsons,
Behle and Latimer, representing
the Housing Authority of Carbon
County. The letter indicates that
in light of the numerous adverse
impacts outlined in the letter, the
Housing Authority requests that
the City Council reject the
request for rezoning. Ms.
Quigley stated that she had only
seen the letter briefly, but that it
was her impression to get the
answers to these questions first
before the zoning was approved,
as things seem to get out of
hand and things don't get done.
Kathy Morris, Chairman of the Housing Authority. They met with Pacific Land Design. Their
concern is that Pacific Land Design has been reluctant to make a commitment or give a steady
position on what they will or will not do. Their letter actually says they are not opposed to the
rezoning, but feel they are left out of the planning. She has not been told or heard anything about
the road. However, Mrs. Majors comes to the meeting tonight and knows about the road.
Nobody has come back to the Housing Authority and said yes, we believe this is an idea we can
work with and mitigate this issue or no, its just out the door. Hence, you got the letter from
Parsons, Behle and Latimer.
Vern Jones requested that the letter received from both Parsons, Behle and Latimer and Lynda
Varner be made a part of this minute record.
MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that Ordinance #2001-005, rezoning the property in East
Price from RR to CD be approved, that the Mayor and City Recorder be authorized to sign the
ordinance and that it become effective upon publication. Motion seconded by Councilmember
Tatton and carried.
Vern Jones reported that part of the land rezoned above contained land that was residential and
carried a small requirement for signage. The signs allowed in residential areas cannot be very
large. As the area was rezoned, it will be necessary to change the size of the signage to enable
the large retail store to construct signs that will match the nature of the business. Councilmember
Piccolo stated that the sign request for the current CD district of an S-3 is not exceptional or
extraordinary. All of the current CD districts in price have an S-3 sign zone. Jim Jensen asked if
these signs will exceed the current size of KMart or any of the other businesses in these zones.
The Council informed Mr. Jensen that they would not. MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved
that the Public Hearing close and that the S-3 Sign Zone be approved for the properties rezoned in
East Price. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried. Public Hearing closed at
Joanne Lessar reported that Pacific Land Design is requesting approval for an off premise beer
retailer license (Class "B") for their proposed retail outlet in East Price. Lynda Varner referred to a
second letter sent by Parsons, Behle and Latimer. Nick Sampinos read the letter received from
Parsons, Behle and Latimer regarding this request. The letter referred to State Code 32A10-1015
pertaining to beer sales and their proximity to a church located at the corner of 300 South and
State Highway 55, which is contiguous to the price retail development site. Nick stated that he
reviewed the State Statutes on this quite some time ago regarding this same retail outlet. The
Statute states that licenses may not be granted by any local authority to sell beer in the proximity
of any church or school. The local authority granting the license may determine in each case what
constitutes priority. The Council needs to decide where this church is, how close it will be to the
proposed development and whether, in their opinion, would be in the best interest of the City to
allow the off premise beer retailer license that is being requested. Mayor Protem Nikas pointed out
that there is no request for any on premise beer license. It is simply for a grocery store,
convenience store, or package agency. Mr. Sampinos pointed out that in 1999, the Supreme
Court ruled in a case that basically confirmed the local authority's ability to handle and deal with
beer licenses and to regulate those beer licenses. They can basically reject or approve them,
whatever they feel is in the best interests of the City. Mayor Protem Nikas asked if there was a
need to table this or if there was any other areas within the City with a similar situation.
Councilmember Piccolo stated that the Gas-N-Go convenience store is located next to a church in
East Price and the Methodist Church is located less than 500 feet from a Maverick convenience
store on Main Street. Smiths grocery store is also located next to a church. Mr. Sampinos and
Police Chief Shilaos indicated that they have never received a complaint in this regard. MOTION.
Councilmember Tatton moved that permission be given to Pacific Land Development for an off
premise beer retailer license. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
Mayor Protem Nikas opened the Public Hearing at 6:30 p.m. to receive input on the proposed
budget revision for FY2000/2001. Pat Larsen stated that the revision increases the General Fund
$54,275, decreases the Water Fund $139,000 and increases the Electric Fund $19,450. There
being no further comments, Councilmember Tatton moved that the Public Hearing be closed, that
Resolution #2001-02 be adopted, and that the Mayor and City Recorder be authorized to sign the
resolution. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried. The Public Hearing closed
at 6:32 p.m.
Jim Shorts, representing Hal Renfrow and Cedar Hills Apartments, discussed the continual billing of utilities on vacant apartments. Towards the end of last year, 12 apartments became vacant. This amounts to approximately $35.00/month per unit. If this trend continues through this year, Mr. Renfrow will have paid over $6,000 for utilities on vacant apartments. Mr. Renfrow is asking if water and sewer fees can be waived when those apartments are vacant? Mr. Shorts called other cities and found that they charge a small fee to keep the account active. The Council informed Mr. Shorts that an ordinance was passed several years ago adopting this ruling. In drafting this ordinance and trying to make everything fair, the exceptions list was so long it was ridiculous. Who do you say no to. This is why the apartment complexes came under the same ruling. The Council stated that they would review this ordinance and get back to Mr. Shorts. MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that the item be tabled and placed on Unfinished Business. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
Mayor Protem Nikas presented a five (5) year agreement with other governmental entities
establishing the policies and procedures governing the organization and the operation of the joint
Castle County Regional Information Center. Those participating entities are the USDA Forest
Service, Manti-La Sal National Forest, the Bureau of Land Management, Emery Country Travel
Bureau, Carbon County Travel Bureau, Price City, Utah Division of Parks and Recreation, College of
Eastern Utah Prehistoric Museum, and the Canyonlands Natural History Association. Last year
Price City's share to operate this center was $4,000. This year it will be between $2,500 - $2,600.
Mayor Protem Nikas recommended that the agreement be approved. MOTION. Councilmember
Piccolo moved that the agreement be approved and that the Mayor be authorized to execute the
document. Further, that funds not be allocated until review of the CCRIC budget. Motion seconded
by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
Councilmember Piccolo reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave a favorable
recommendation to Cheryl Jones to operate a daycare at her home located at 47 East 200 North. MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that the business be approved upon purchase of a
business license. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
Councilmember Piccolo reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave a favorable recommendation to the following requests for Conditional Use Permits.
Cyber Auto Glass - 375 South Carbon Avenue (BTAC), Brent Yorga-Owner (Business)
Independent Contractor Services Company - 214 East 100 North, Sign
Castle Valley Community Theater - Temporary A-Frame Signs
MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that the requests be approved, that Conditional Use Permits be issued, and that business licenses be purchased where applicable. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
12. SHAUNA FASSETT, FOUR POLICE OFFICERS, GARY PEREA, JOHN HAYWARD - Travel
Mayor Protem Nikas presented the following travel requests:
Shauna Fassett - Spring 2001 TAC Meeting, May 8-11, Cedar City, Utah
Four Police Officers - Officer Street Survival Class, April 10-12, Salt Lake City, Utah
Gary Perea, John Hayward - Heavy Equipment Operator Training, March 25-30, St. George, Utah
MOTION. Councilmember Wheeler moved that the travel be approved. Motion seconded by
Councilmember Piccolo and carried.
13. ORDINANCE # 2001-006 - Supplementing Chapter 11, Residential and Multiple Residential
Districts of The Land Use Management And Development Code of Price City, 1997 Edition
Vern Jones presented Ordinance #2001-006, supplementing Chapter 11, Residential and Multiple
Residential Districts, of the Land Use Management and Development Code of Price City, 1997
Edition. This involves certain businesses, such as repair shops, in residential areas. A committee
was formed to review this and as a result, it was recommended that this ordinance be adopted,
which places the same language in the Land Development Code as is in the Business License
Code. They now read exactly the same - repair shops and other businesses are prohibited in
residential areas. MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that Ordinance #2001-006 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 Wheeler and carried.
14. PURCHASE OF COPYING MACHINE FOR CITY HALL - Approved
Vern Jones reported that at the last meeting be received permission to receive proposals for the
purchase of a copying machine for City Hall. He presented proposals received from two different
businesses and requested permission to purchase a Xerox 5845CA at a cost of $9,315. This is
below the budgeted amount. MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that the purchase be
approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
15. PURCHASE OF LASER PRINTER FOR CITY HALL - Approved
Vern Jones reported that at the last meeting be received permission to receive proposals for the
purchase of a laser printer for City Hall. He presented the proposals received and requested
permission to purchase a Model 4550DM a cost of $3,995. This is below the budgeted amount. MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that the purchase be approved. Motion seconded by
Councilmember Tatton and carried.
16. COMPUTER SOFTWARE AND HARDWARE UPGRADE - Permission To Submit Application
To The Community Impact Board For A Grant, Public Hearing Scheduled
Police Chief Shilaos requested permission to submit a grant application to the Community Impact
Board to purchase computer software and hardware to upgrade his system. Cost of the system is
$120,000. The grant application will be for $95,000. The City will fund the balance of $25,000. He
also requested permission to schedule a Public Hearing to receive comments on the proposed
application. MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that the request be granted and that a Public
Hearing be scheduled for March 14, 2001. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and
17. WATER CONSERVATION MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP - Hosted By Price City
Gary Sonntag reported that Price City will host an 8 hour workshop on water conservation
sponsored by the State Division of Water Resources. The workshop will be held on Tuesday,
March 27, 2001, at the Public Works Complex.
18. WATER TRANSMISSION LINE REPLACEMENT - Hansen, Allen & Luce, Inc. - Partial Payment
Gary Sonntag presented a request for a partial payment in the amount of $29,686.37 submitted by
Hansen, Allen & Luce, Inc., for their contract on the Water Transmission Line Replacement for
funding applications and preliminary design of the pipeline. MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo
moved that the payment be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.
19. CDBG ROAD DESIGN AND MEADS WASH STABILIZATION - JUB Engineers, Inc. - Partial Payments
Gary Sonntag presented a request for a partial payment in the amount of $3,443 submitted by JUB
Engineers, Inc., for their contract on the CDBG 300 North Road Construction design. JUB also
submitted a request for a partial payment in the amount of $2,719 for their contract on the Meads
Wash stabilization between the canal and 650 North. MOTION. Councilmember Wheeler moved
that the partial payments be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Piccolo and carried.
20. ANNUAL SEWER SYSTEM REPLACEMENT - Agreement With Johansen & Tuttle Engineering, Inc.
Gary Sonntag reported that Johansen & Tuttle Engineering, Inc., submitted a proposal in the
amount of $11,250 to complete the design of sewer line replacements and upgrades along the
following streets - 300 West from 200 to 500 South; 200 North from 200 to 300 East; 345 East
Carbon Avenue; AOG Builging sewer lateral; 600 North from 300 to 400 East; and 400 East from
600 to 900 North. He requested permission to enter into an agreement with this engineering firm to
perform the above work. MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that the request be granted.
Motion seconded by Councilmember Piccolo and carried.
21. PARKING LOT/PARK CONSTRUCTION DESIGN AND PARK/CEMETERY/ROAD
INTERCHANGE MASTER PLANS - Agreement With Gillies, Stransky, Brems and Smith
Gary Sonntag reported that he received a proposal from Gillies, Stransky, Brems and Smith
Architects to perform landscape architectural services to complete the following work - 500 North
(300 East Southwest corner) Parking Lot and Park Construction Lot design ($4,560 plus site visits
at $690/trip; Cliffview Cemetery Master Plan ($3,200); Storm Water Detention Basin Park Master
Plan ($3,000); UDOT Interchanges, 100 North, Carbon Avenue and East Price Master Plans
($9,300). He requested permission to enter into an agreement with this firm to perform the above
work. MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that the request be granted. Motion seconded by
Councilmember Piccolo and carried.
22. SWIMMING POOL INTERRUPTIBLE GAS RATE - Agreement With Professional Engineering Services
Gary Sonntag reported that per the Council's direction, he has been pursuing an interruptible gas
rate for the swimming pool complex. Attempts have been made to receive proposals for a
design/build contract with no success. At this point, he has approached it by potentially hiring the
services of a mechanical engineer who will design the project and bid it out. In applying for this gas
rate with Questar Gas, the City will need to either install an alternative standby fuel system in the
event the gas is turned off or ask Questar Gas for a waiver, where they would allow the City not to
have a standby system. In that event, the pool facility would have to be closed for the amount of
time that the gas was turned off as we would not be able to heat the pool or the water needed for
showers. Steps would have to be taken to prevent pipes, etc., from freezing if the gas was shut off.
This project has been budgeted for this year. In the event we need a mechanical engineer, Gary
requested permission to accept a proposal from Professional Engineering Services in the amount of
$6,500. He is meeting with Questar Gas next week to determine if the City can qualify for a waiver.
If not, the City will have to move ahead to install the alternative fuel system. MOTION.
Councilmember Wheeler moved that in the event engineering services are needed to design an
alternative fuel system, that the proposal from Professional Engineering Services be accepted not
to exceed $6,500. Motion seconded by Councilmember Piccolo and carried.
23. RESOLUTION #2001-03 - Adoption of Water Conservation Plan
Gary Sonntag presented Resolution #2001-03, adopting a Citywide Water Conservation Plan. The
plan explains the City's historical water development background, water resources, rate structure
analysis, issues, opportunities and goals, and implementing and updating the water conservation
plan. MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that Resolution #2001-03 be adopted and that the
Mayor and City Recorder be authorized to sign the resolution. Motion seconded by
Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that the meeting adjourn and that a meeting of the
Redevelopment Agency convene. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.
Meeting adjourned at 7:49 p.m.
Reconvened at 8:08 p.m.
Meeting adjourned at 8:08 p.m.
ATTEST: Roy A. Nikas, Mayor Protempore
Joanne Lessar, City Recorder