Minutes of the Price City Council Meeting

City Hall: Price, Utah

February 28, 2007 5:30 p.m.



Mayor Joe L. Piccolo                                           Gary Sonntag, Public Works Director/City Engineer                    

Councilmembers:                                                  Nick Sampinos, City Attorney

Jeff Nielson                                           John Daniels, Human Resource Director

Richard Tatton                                     Pat Larsen, Finance Director

Jeanne McEvoy                                   Nick Tatton, Community Director

Rick Davis                                             Aleck Shilaos, Police Chief

                                                                Laurie Tryon, City Recorder


Excused Absence: Councilmember Hanna-Smith and Bret Cammans-Customer Service Director

Others Present: Jon Krum, Daniel Larsen,  Austin Martinez, Bryce Blackburn, Brett Cook, Ed Shea, Zachary Hathaway, Kellen Trujillo, Sam Larsen, Mr. & Mrs. Guido Rachiele and Carrie Healy


Troop 281 Boy Scout, Austin Martinez led the Pledge of Allegiance. Roll was called with the above Councilmembers and staff in attendance.




                The Mayor and Councilmembers presented an update on the activities and functions in which they have participated.


2.             BID OPENING-Public Works Steel Carport Structure


The carport is a steel 40’x 40’ x 16’ open structure and will be located at the Public Works Complex to house heavy equipment and vehicles. The carports are to be pre-engineered, fabricated and delivered to the City. City crews and others will complete the concrete foundation and installation of the steel structure. The budget is $45,000 ($30,000 CIB; $10,000 Price City; $5,000 in kind).  


                Bids were received from:     Heritage Building Systems       $ 26,420.00

                                                                Natural Structures                     $ 79,698.00


                MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved to authorize staff to review proposals and award the contract within budget. Motion seconded by Councilmember Nielson. Motion carried.


3.             VISIONARY SERVICE LEADER- Guido Rachiele


                Guido Rachiele was presented with the Visionary Service Leader for his many years of service and dedication to Price City, Carbon County and the community as a whole. 




                Councilmember Nielson reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave favorable recommendations for the following requests for Conditional Use Permits. 


                a.  Extreme Automotive- 528 So. Highway 55, Paul Simmons-Manager- Amendment Final

                (Contingencies: completion of surfacing improvements to the lot within 12 months and to include all required public improvements per City development code).


                b.  Imagination Station Preschool- 790 N. Cedar Hills Drive, Tracy Udink-Owner- Business and Sign Final     (Contingencies: 12 months at location and inspection from the Price City Fire chief)


c.  Dollar General – 470 E. Main, Stout Building Contractors, New Building Development-Final                       (Contingencies: completion of staff recommendations - (1) submission of all necessary planning and zoning fees (2) soil analysis and study acknowledging the fill material to be imported (3) submission of storm-water drainage plan indicating drainage to Main Street (4) submission of copy of UDOT access recommendation on Main Street (5) completion of all necessary and required public improvements on both Main Street and 500 East frontages (6) mid-block 500 East street light installation (7) installation of sight obscuring fencing around project to include garbage dumpster area (8) indication of all utility connections within project site (9) obtain a demolition permit for removal of existing structure on property (10) landscaping plan for all planter areas, parking strips and south of development to minimize impact on neighboring residential units (11) submission of signage design and plan (12) submission of separate application for lot assembly (lot line) adjustment for parcels within development (13) finished stucco and rock facades on north and east facing sides (14) parking lot lighting angled away from adjacent residential properties to south (14) obtainment of all necessary construction and plan review permits.


                MOTION. Councilmember Nielson moved that the Conditional Use Permits be approved with contingencies Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton. Motion carried.


CONSENT ITEMS- MOTION. Councilmember Nielson moved that items #5 through #16 be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember McEvoy and carried. 


5.             MINUTES:

                February 14, 2007 Community Renewal Meeting


6.             RESOLUTION 2007-07 – Amending Resolution 2006-12 and Setting Forth the Revised Budget of Price City for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2007


7.             STREET CLOSURE- Price City Main Street Committee is Requesting Closure of Main Street on May 11 and 12, 2007 for the Main Attraction Car Sale Event, 3p.m. Closure of Main Street for Parking on March 17, 2007 for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and until 3p.m. for Further Activities


8.             POLICE DEPARTMENT- Approval to Initiate Hiring Process to Establish a Hiring List for the Position of Police Officer


9.             INTERNATIONAL DAYS MOVIE CONTRACT- Approval to Sign the Open Air Cinema Contract for Outdoor Movies Provided during International Days


10.           FEE WAIVER- Approval to Waive the Fee for the Auditorium Rental by New Life Ministries Concert on April 28, 2007


11.          FEE WAIVER- Approval to Waive the Fee for the Rental of Washington Park Pavilion on May 1, 2007 for the Mental Health Awareness Walk Presented by Four Corners Community Behavioral Health

Carrie Healy from Four Corners invited Mayor Piccolo to kickoff the event on May 1st and invited Councilmembers and staff to join as May is National Mental Health Month. 


12.           FUND TRANSFERS- List of Approved Fund Transfers from January 24, 2007 City Council Meeting


                Transfer $172,950 from the General Fund to the Library Fund

                Transfer $10,000   from the Redevelopment Agency (CDRA) to the General Fund

                Transfer $114,950 from the Water Fund to the General Fund

                Transfer $736,950 from the Electric Fund to the General Fund

                Transfer $228,550 from the General Fund to the Swimming Pool Fund

                Transfer $44,200   from the General Fund to the Drug Task Force Fund

                Transfer $72,000   from the General Fund to the Capital Projects




                Debbie Worley – SWAVO Quarterly Training (Grant Requirement), March 14-16, 2007, St. George, Utah


                Mayor PiccoloUtah League of Cities and Towns Mid-Year, April 11-14, 2007, St. George, Utah


                Laurie TryonUtah Municipal Clerks Association 2007 Spring Conference, April 17-20, 2007, St. George, Utah


                Suda Merriman and Kent Jones- Utah Parks and Recreation Association, March 11-14, 2007, St. George, Utah


14.           WATER TREATMENT PLANT- Approval of Final Payment to Nelco Construction- Slope Stabilization


Nelco Construction has completed the slope stabilization project at the water treatment plant river diversion. They have invoiced the City for the contract amount of $20,000.


15.           CONTRACT BUILDING INSPECTION-Approval of Partial Payment #6 to Sunrise Engineering


Sunrise Engineering has invoiced the City for building inspection and plan review services, January 6, 2007 through February 8, 2007, in the amount of $5,805.79.


16.           COVE BASIN PARK- Approval to Award Bid for the Trailhead PreCast Concrete Restroom at $37,300.00


17.           MINUTES-

                February 14, 2007 Regular City Council

                Item # 28, Page 5, final vote needs to read, “abstain” instead of “nay” for Councilmember McEvoy’s vote.

                Item # 29, Page 5, Remove motion seconded by Councilmember McEvoy to read, “(no vote was taken)”. And add, “motion carried” to the end of the second final vote.

                MOTION. Councilmember McEvoy moved to accept the minutes as amended. Motion seconded by Councilmember Davis and carried.


18.           BUDGET CALENDAR


                Pat Larsen presented the budget calendar for the Fiscal Year 2007-2008, established dates for budget interviews, special budget meetings and action to be taken at those meetings. MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that the budget calendar be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember McEvoy and carried.


19.           COUNCIL AND STAFF APPOINTMENTS- Approval of 2007 Council and Staff Appointments


                Mayor Piccolo recommended the following staff and board assignments for 2007-2008. MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that the assignments be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember McEvoy and carried.

Richard Tatton     Water Quality Reclamation Policy, PRWID Board Member, Physical Facilities

                                                Policy, Ditch Companies Policy, Capital Improvements Committee, Fleet 

                                                Management Policy, Drinking Water Policy, Public Utilities Advisory Board,

                                                Personnel Committee, Power & Light Policy Chairman

                Jeanne McEvoy   Recreation Board, Power & Light Policy, Shade Tree Commission, ASCEU

                                                Board Member, City Risk Management Committee, Public Works Policy,  

                                                Chamber of Commerce Committee, CEU Planning Commission, Personnel

                                                Committee, Capital Improvements Committee

                Kathy Hanna-Smith  Library Board, Group Insurance Benefits Policy, Volunteer Team Development

                                                Policy, Historic Preservation Policy, Engineering Policy, Community Progress

                                                Board, Culture/Heritage Connection, Information System Policy.

                Jeff Nielson           Planning and Zoning Board, Streets/Maintenance Policy, Water/Refuse

                                                Management Policy, Gun Range Committee, Carbon County Emergency

                                                Management Committee LEPC, Customer Service Policy, Storm Water Policy

                                                Public Risk Management Policy, International Days Chair          

Rick Davis             Price City Youth Council, Nuisance Abatement Policy, Weeds & Mosquitoes,                                                                      Carbon County Travel Board, CCRIC Board, Museum/Gallery Policy, Downtown

                                                Business Revitalization Policy, Parks/Cemetery Policy, Swimming Pool Policy

                                                International Days Chair Elect.

            Civic  Appointments:

Gary Sonntag       Allred Ditch Company, Pioneer Ditch #1 and #2, Price Water Co. (Price Canal),

Price River Water Users Association (Scofield Reservoir) Joint Highway Committee

Emergency Planning

Nick Tatton          UAMPS, WAPA, IPA, Economic Development, Council on Aging, BTAC, RC&D, Property,

Irrigation Water

              City Staff

                Pat Larsen, Finance Director                                              Max Morgan, City Physician

                Shari Madrid, City Treasurer                                              J. Scott Olsen, Street/Maintenance Supervisor

                Gary Sonntag, Public Works Director/City Engineer     Riley Jones, Building Inspector   

                Nick Tatton, Community Director                                     Tamara Gray, Facilities Manager

                Aleck Shilaos, Chief of Police                                            Laurie Tryon, City Recorder

                Paul Bedont, Fire Chief                                                       SamWhite, Public Utilities Supervisor (Water/Sewer)

                Nick Sampinos, City Attorney                                           Norma Procarione, Librarian

                Bret Cammans, Customer Services Director                    Suda Merriman, Parks/Recreation Supervisor/Cemetery

                John Daniels, Human Resource Director        


                Board of Adjustments

                Guido Rachiele (Chair), Marie Fausett, Helen O. Smith, David Paur, Jan Young


                Planning and Zoning Commission

Larry Bruno (Chair), Alfred Richens, Frankie Sacco, Gary Lyon, Ed Shook, Penny Sampinos, Jeff Nielson (Council)


20.         BASSO DINO-MINE PLAYGROUND COMMITTEE – Further Discussion on Proposal to Release Donated

              Funds to Price City


MOTION. Councilmember Nielson moved to strike this item from the agenda and be discussed in Executive Session following the City Council meeting. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton. Motion carried.


21.          PRWID-Update by Councilmember Tatton


PRWID had its meeting on the 20th of February. The committee discussed items such as an emergency water rate which would have Price City’s representatives as Sam White or Gary Sonntag.


22.           INTERNATIONAL DAYS- Update by Councilmember Nielson


The first meeting of the International Days preparation was held on February 20, 2007. The dates are July 27-29th with movies in the park on both nights. The committee is accepting recommendations for a Grand Marshall and/or a theme for this year’s events. The Price City Wellness Committee has been invited to set up a booth in hopes to generate participation from other health and wellness facilities in the area.            


23.           POWER BOARD – Update by Councilmember McEvoy


Pre-construction of the Price City substation has been reviewed as far as surveying the area and moving forward with Rocky Mountain Power. The neighborhoods will be notified of any impacts that may or may not affect their area. Completion of the project could be as early as June, 2007 depending on the situation with air conditioners in homes as the heat may be too much to stand if air conditioners were to shut down for a few hours. The lines may have to be taken care of in the fall if that situation arises. Councilmember Tatton stated that the transformer is approximately 18 weeks out which would put the date to June 15th. During this transition, there may be a few power outages, but every available alternative will be discussed to avoid that situation.



a.        Emil Simone Complaint - 11-05

b.    Buck and Claudia Moynier-Road- 7/06


MOTION. Councilmember McEvoy moved to have both items on the unfinished business section of the agenda removed. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton. Motion Carried.


Meeting adjourned at 6:53 p.m. for the Community Renewal Agency 

Meeting reconvened at 6:54 p.m.


Meeting adjourned at 7:04 p.m. for an Executive Session (Regarding Potential Litigation Issues with the Basso Dino-Mine Playground)

Meeting reconvened at 7:26 p.m.


Regular meeting adjourned at 7:29 p.m.




ATTEST:                                                                                           Joe L. Piccolo, Mayor



Laurie Tryon, City Recorder