Minutes of The Price City Council Meeting
City Hall: Price, Utah
March 10, 1999, 5:30 p.m.
Mayor Lou Colosimo
Councilmembers: Roy A. Nikas, Betty P. Wheeler, Joe L. Piccolo, Stephen L. Denison, Richard Tatton
Staff: Vern Jones (Community Administrator), Pat Larsen (Finance Director), Nick Sampinos (City Attorney), Gary Sonntag (PWC Dir/City Eng.), Aleck Shilaos (Chief of Police), Keith Wight (Human Resource Director)
Excused: Joanne Lessar (City Recorder)
Others Present: Francis Duzenack, Travis Cottam, Cory Cottam, Terry Guthrie, Kristine Guthrie, Amy Guthrie, Daniel Guthrie, Georgina Nowak, John Serfustini
Daniel Guthrie, Boy Scout Troop #299, led the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Colosimo called the roll with the above members in attendance.
1. MINUTES - February 11, 1999
MOTION. Councilmember Nikas moved that the minutes of February 11, 1999 be approved as written. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.
2. MINUTES - February 24, 1999
The following corrections were made to the minutes of February 24, 1999.
Item 10 - Add clarification "Councilmember Denison voted Naye for the following two reasons - first, the amounts requested by supervisors were $200, $100 and $100 respectively; second, Fermin Gutierrez and Betty Ruden have not yet completed their responsibilities. Councilmember Denison had no problem with Lisa Petersen's bonus as her additional duties have been completed and she did an excellent job. He felt it proper to wait until Fermin and Betty had completed their tasks and then issue an appropriate bonus."
Item 19, Line 8 - Add (if needed) after the sentence dig up the street.
MOTION. Councilmember Wheeler moved that upon the above corrections that the minutes be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Nikas and carried.
3. BID OPENING - Minor Street Improvements 1999 - Committee Appointed
The following bids were received for the Minor Street Improvements 1999.
- Schedule A (326 East 200 South) - $15,504.00
- Schedule B (200 East 400 South) - $ 5,839.00
- Schedule A (326 East 200 South) - $17,253.00
- Schedule B (200 East 400 South) - $ 7,506.85
MOTION. Councilmember Nikas moved that a committee comprised of himself, Councilmember Denison, Gary Sonntag, Harold Valdez and Pat Larsen, be appointed to review the bids and given the power to act. Motion seconded by Councilmember Piccolo and carried.
4. BICYCLE RODEO - Use Of City Parking Lot
Georgina Nowak and Ryan Petersen (Burger King) requested permission to use the City parking lot north of the museum building for their bicycle rodeo scheduled for Saturday, May 1st. Mayor Colosimo stated there might be a conflict on this day, as a motorcycle club has already requested permission to use the parking lot. MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that the request be approved if the lot is available, and if this does conflict, that the lot on North Carbon Avenue be used. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.
5. DANIEL GUTHRIE - Eagle Scout Project (Cliffview Cemetery Bench)
As part of his Eagle Scout Project, Daniel Guthrie requested permission to build a bench in Cliffview Cemetery. He will also need funds from the City to purchase the material. The local lumber stores have estimated approximately $200 to complete the project. MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that the bench be approved and that the City provide the materials for the project and that they be coordinated through Gary Sonntag. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
6. KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS ANNUAL CONVENTION - Program Ad
Mayor Colosimo presented a letter from the Knights of Columbus inviting the City to place an ad in their program for the 92nd Annual State Convention to be held in Price April 30th. MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that a one page ad in the amount of $100 be approved and that a flyer advertising the wave pool be included in their convention packets. Motion seconded by Councilmember Piccolo and carried.
7. CARBON COUNTY - Building Permit Fee Waived
MOTION. Councilmember Nikas moved that building permit fees be waived for Carbon County to remodel several kitchens at the Hillside Villa which is part of their Community Development Block Grant Project. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
8. ORDINANCE #99-002 - Adoption of Certain Replacement Codes For The International Mechanical Code, Uniform Energy Code, and National Electrical Code
Francis Duzenack explained the building codes that would be updated per Ordinance #99-002. Ordinance #99-002 repeals certain portions of Ordinance No. 98-003 providing for the adoption by Price City of certain replacement codes including the International Mechanical Code, 1998 Edition, to replace the Uniform Energy Code, 1994 Edition, and the National Electrical Code, 1999 Edition, effective July 1, 1999, to replace the National Electrical Code, 1996 Edition, and all subsequent State adopted amendments to each of those codes, and further providing for the adoption of the Model Energy Code, 1995 Edition. MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that Ordinance #99-002 be adopted, that the Mayor and City Recorder be authorized to execute the ordinance and that it become effective upon publication. Motion seconded by Councilmember Nikas and carried.
9. WATER CONSERVATION PLAN - Discussion
Vern Jones presented a copy of House Bill 153, which pertains to water conservation and was passed by the Legislature in their General Session. This bill requires that all entities providing culinary water must adopt a water conservation plan by April 1, 1999. He understands that Gary Sonntag is working with CRS Consulting Engineers to get this plan in place as soon as possible.
10. LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL PARADE - Permission To Close Main Street
MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that permission be given to close Main Street from 4th East to Carbon Avenue for the Little League Baseball Parade on May 1st. Motion seconded by Councilmember Piccolo and carried.
11. NORTH BASEBALL COMPLEX - Construction of Storage Shed
Councilmember Denison reported that the Little League Baseball Association would like permission to construct a storage shed at the North Baseball Complex adjacent to the batting cage. MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that the baseball association be allowed to construct a temporary portable structure at the baseball complex. Motion seconded by Councilmember Piccolo and carried.
12. RON WATTS - Price City History Book - Partial Payment
MOTION. Councilmember Wheeler moved that a partial payment in the amount of $3,250 be paid to Ron Watts for his contract on the Price City History book. Motion seconded by Councilmember Nikas and carried.
13. STREET BANNERS - Rescind Resolution #98-13
Councilmember Nikas presented Resolution #98-13, adopting the placement of banners across designated Price City Streets and related criteria. It was determined that it took two men approximately one to one and a half hours to put the banners up and then take them down. As we are now receiving funding from transient room tax, of which half is earmarked for impact of tourism and the other half to such things as the tourism video. As the banners are being put up to notify the public and tourists of community events, he suggested that the City delete the section in the resolution that requires charges to install the banners. MOTION. Councilmember Nikas moved that Resolution #98-13 be revised, that the wording contained in Section II b. "must relate to an event occurring within the corporate limits of Price City" be deleted, that Section III, Items 1., 2., and 3. be deleted. Further, that the statement be included "Whereas Price City is receiving funds from Transient Room Tax and desires to promote activities within the community". Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried. Nick Sampinos will prepare a new resolution with the above changes and present it at the next meeting.
14. CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS - Approved For Utilities Office, Swimming Pool, and Building Department
Councilmember Piccolo discussed the use of credit card payments for the Utilities Office, Swimming Pool, and Building Department. MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that Pat Larsen be authorized to implement the use of credit cards at the above City locations. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
15. CARALOT CREATIONS, R & B SWAMPCOOLING AND MAINTENANCE, HANDYMAN SERVICE, GREEN THUMB LAWN AND YARD MAINTENANCE - Home Occupied Businesses
Councilmember Piccolo reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave a favorable recommendation to the following requests for home occupied businesses.
- Caralot Creations - 282 North 100 East, Martell and Cara
- Dansie-Owners (Computer Consulting and Crafts)
- R & B Swampcooling and Maintenance - 256 South 600 East,
- Ben Cardon and Russ Beecher-Partners (Swampcooling Maintenance)
- Handyman Service - 464 East 400 South, James Horvath-Owner, (Minor Home Repairs)
- Green Thumb Lawn and Yard Maintenance - 130 East 200 North, Stephen Coleman-Owner (Yard Maintenance)
MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that the businesses be approved upon payment of the business license fee. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
16. JOANNE LESSAR, VERN JONES - Travel Approved
Mayor Colosimo presented the following travel requests.
- Joanne Lessar - Utah Municipal Clerks Association Spring Conference, April 21-23, Springdale, Utah
- Vern Jones - Joint Highway Committee, March 18, Moab, Utah; CDBG Workshop, March 30, Richfield, Utah
MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that the travel be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
17. DOUGLAS PERKINS, D.O., P.C. - Request For Support Letter - Tabled
Mayor Colosimo presented a letter from Douglas Perkins, D.O, P.C., stating his unsuccessful attempt in attracting a physician for his facility. He has found a foreign physician, Dr. Wang Ying, who has completed his medical training in the United States. Dr. Ying requires a waiver for his J-1 Visa so that he may remain in the United States and practice medicine. Dr. Ying will be working in an office located at 280 North Hospital Drive. In order to process his waiver documentation, Dr. Perkins is requesting a support letter on the City's behalf. Mr. Sampinos recommended that the local physician's association and the hospital be contacted to determine if they are supportive of this. He felt there needs to be more information. MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that the item be tabled for further information. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
18. KATHRYN BURNHAM - Retirement Accepted
Keith Wight reported that Kathryn Burnham has submitted a notice of retirement effective April 2, 1999. MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that Kathryn's retirement be accepted. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
19. WAYNE MORRISON, RON FOWLER, CHARLES ANDERSON, DAVID NOYES, DAVID FLEMETT, TRAVIS BYRGE, DENNIS HAYES - Rehires Approved
STREETS DEPT., PARKS DEPT. CEMETERY DEPT. - Permission To Hire Temporary/Full Time Laborers
SCOTT MARVIDIKAS - Resignation Accepted
- Keith Wight presented the following rehires.
- Wayne Morrison, Ron Fowler, Charles Anderson - Parks Dept., Laborer, Temporary/FT
- David Noyes, David Flemett - Cemetery Dept., Laborer, Temporary/FT
Travis Byrge, Dennis Hayes - Streets Dept., Laborer, Temporary/FT
Keith also requested permission to hire temporary/full time laborers for the Streets, Parks and Cemetery Departments for the summer months. He also presented a resignation submitted by Scott Marvidikas, Streets Dept. MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that the rehires be approved with the following rehire dates - Morrison (3-16-99); Fowler, Anderson, Noyes, Flemett (4-1-99); and Byrge and Hayes as needed anytime after 3-16-99. Further that temporary full time employees be hired for the Streets, Parks and Cemetery, and that the resignation of scott Marvidikas be accepted. Motion seconded by Councilmember Nikas and carried.
20. SCOTT L. MCDONALD (POOL SUPERVISOR) - New Hire Approved
Keith Wight reported that the committee assigned to interview for the position of Pool Supervisor has selected Scott L. Mcdonald from Bountiful. As Mr. McDonald has passed the background, Mr. Wight requested permission to hire him effective April 1, 1999. MOTION. Councilmember Nikas moved that Mr. McDonald be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.
21. TEMPORARY PART TIME LIFEGUARDS AND TEMPORARY PART TIME OFFICE CLERKS - Permission To Advertise
MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that permission be given to advertise for two temporary part time lifeguards and two temporary office clerks for the swimming pool for summer employment, that only one part time office clerk be hired and the rest placed on hold until after the Pool Supervisor has made a determination on the number of positions needed. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
22. ORDINANCE #99-003 - Creating Price City International Days
Vern Jones presented Ordinance #99-003, creating an International Days Commission for the purpose of developing and facilitating a series of cultural events on an annual basis, and utilizing Price City facilities for the enjoyment of the community, and which series of events shall be known as Price City International Days. MOTION. Councilmember Nikas moved that Ordinance #99-003 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 Tatton and carried.
23. ORDINANCE #99-004 - Repealing Ordinance #90-002, Titled License Fees For Exhibitors At International Days
Vern Jones presented Ordinance #99-004, repealing Ordinance #90-002, titled License Fees For Exhibitors at International Days. MOTION. Councilmember Nikas moved that Ordinance #99-004 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 Tatton and carried.
24. ELK RIDGE SUBDIVISION PLAT B AMENDMENT - Revision of Plat A (Irrigation Easement) - Tabled
Gary Sonntag reported that T.H. Poloni, the owner of the Elk Ridge Subdivision, has submitted a request for an amendment to Plat B. This plat was originally known as Plat A and is now known as Plat B. They have asked the City to approve the amendment so that it can be recorded. Gary recommended that this be postponed until such time that they file a completed irrigation easement that is necessary on the south side of their subdivision. Mr. Sampinos stated that there was a ditch that ran through the property that was not addressed as part of the subdivision Plat A. The property owners that are affected by the ditch have now worked out a deal with Mr. Poloni, whereby Mr. Poloni will install a pipe along the south side of four of those lots. They are in the process of working out an easement. The Council directed that this item be tabled until the proper easement has been filed.
25. CARBONVILLE SEWER LINE - Revision
Gary Sonntag reported that an alternative route has been selected for the Carbonville Sewer Line. This appears to be less cumbersome upon the Kiahtipes's as far as their future plans are concerned. The Kiahtipes's are in agreement and indicated they would participate financially in the project. He is trying to get the other two property owners, Mr. Chavez and Mr. Ballard, to participate in the project. Once the agreements are completed, both the interlocal agreement and those with the property owners, the project can proceed. Councilmember Denison stated that PRWID is interested in getting started as soon as possible. However, he hesitates in agreeing with this revision as it all dumps into a 6" line. There will be 4 connections with a possible 5th. The 6" line was discussed at length. MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that the alternate route as reported above be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried. The motion carried with the following vote.
- Councilmember Nikas - Aye
- Councilmember Wheeler - Aye
- Councilmember Piccolo - Aye
- Councilmember Tatton - Aye
- Councilmember Denison - Naye
26. WATER TRANSMISSION LINE REPLACEMENT AND UPGRADE - Consulting Engineer - Report
Gary Sonntag reported that he had met with CRS Engineering concerning the Water Transmission Line Replacement and Upgrade. Instructions were given to prepare a draft agreement to complete the task for the first stage, which is studying the project, identifying the parameters and the feasibility, as well as preparing applications for funding and also a conservation plan.
27. AUDIT SERVICES FY1998/99 - Report
Pat Larsen reported that the City has had Smuin, Rich and Marsing conduct the audit for the City for the past 10 years. She asked if the Council wanted to continue with them or if they wanted to advertise for proposals or bids. The Council felt comfortable with the present auditors.
28. NORTHWEST DRAINAGE CONTROL - Report
Gary Sonntag reported that the Northwest Drainage Control project has been able to acquire a parcel of property from the County that has helped implement some drainage control as well as access. Some dirt berms and rocks have been installed to deter vehicles from driving behind the houses. In addition, Gary stated he has placed several bales of straw behind Tim Hammack's house and Tim has agreed, along with his neighbors, to distribute these across the hillside to help vegetation and address drainage problems. Gary also stated that he delivered 50 sandbags to Tim's house to help him in diversion efforts. At this point in time, there are no other plans to do anything in this area.
MOTION. Councilmember Nikas moved that the meeting adjourn and that a meeting of the Redevelopment Agency convene. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
Meeting adjourned at 7:30 p.m.
Redevelopment Meeting Minutes
Reconvened at 7:31 p.m.
Meeting adjourned at 7:41 p.m.