Minutes of The Special Price City Council Meeting

City Hall: Price, Utah

March 7, 2006, 7:00 a.m.



Mayor Joe L. Piccolo                                          Joanne Lessar, City Recorder

Councilmembers                                                Pat Larsen, Finance Director

     Richard Tatton                                              Gary Sonntag, Public Works Director/City Engineer

     Jeanne McEvoy                                            Nick Tatton, Community Director

     Kathy Hanna-Smith                                       John Daniels, Human Resource Director

     Rick Davis                                                    Bret Cammans, Customer Service Director

Aleck Shilaos, Chief of Police


Excused: Councilmember Jeff Nielson


Others Present:

     Lisa Richens                        Paul Bedont


 1.        BUDGET WORKSHOP - Capital Improvements


Pat Larsen presented a list of requested Capital Projects for the next five years.  She stated that the amount requested for the Fiscal Year 2006-07 totals $4,778,000.  Due to the requested projects, the budget is out of balance by $3.2 million.


John Daniels presented information on the Fair Labor Standards Act.  He received verbal information about a possible violation of the Act by Price City employees.  He investigated the situation and learned it was unfounded.  He talked to the employees involved and reminded them that it was our policy and the law to compensate them for all hours worked.  They indicated they understood the FLSA.  The Fair Labor Standards Act states that employers will pay non-exempt employees at an overtime rate for hours worked over 40 in a week.  He will issue a letter to supervisors reminding them to fully comply with the law in this regard.   John scheduled a budget meeting for personnel for Monday, March 20, 2006, at 7:00 a.m.


Discussion continued on the Capital Project list.  It was recommended to place $12,500. In the budget for the year 2006-07 for engineering, design, and architectural services for the Business and Technical Assistance Center expansion, and move the actual expansion of $475,000 (grant) to the year 2007-08.


Expansion of the Fire Department Building and participation by the USDA was discussed.  It was recommended to place $60,000 in the Year 2007-08 for engineering, design and architectural services, and $325,000 (city) and $325,000 (grant) in the Year 2008-09.  The purchase of a bush truck was changed from $150,000 grant to half grant and half city match.


For storm water management, it was recommended to place $50,000 in the Year 2007-08 for engineering costs and $1.2 million in the Year 2008-09 for the project.


The Homestead Blvd. loop road was discussed.  This road connects Homestead Blvd. to 8th North.  Projected costs are $1,000,000 (UDOT funds) and $400,000 (CIB grant).  The city will contribute $250,000.  A combination grant to purchase new playground equipment for Washington Park, construct restrooms at Cliffview Cemetery, and beautify entrances to the City was discussed.


As there were several requests to replace department vehicles, it was recommended that the list be given to the Fleet Supervisor to investigate the condition, mileage, maintenance costs, etc., to determine if they warrant replacement.


Pat stated that she placed $150,000 more in the budget this year for tax revenue than last year.


Meeting adjourned at 10:00 a.m.





ATTEST:                                                                       Joe L. Piccolo, Mayor


Joanne Lessar, City Recorder