Minutes of the Price City Council Meeting

City Hall: Price, Utah

March 12, 2008 at 5:33 p.m.



Mayor Joe L. Piccolo                       Gary Sonntag, Public Works Director

Councilmembers:                             Aleck Shilaos, Police Chief

Jeff Nielson                                           Nick Tatton, Community Director

Richard Tatton                                    Nick Sampinos, City Attorney

Kathy Hanna Smith                           Laurie Tryon, City Recorder

Rick Davis                                            Pat Larsen, Finance Director            

Jeanne McEvoy                                  


Excused Absence: John Daniels, Human Resource Director and Bret Cammans, Customer Service Director

Others Present:  Savanah Winn, Reese Barrick, Logan Dewitt and Johnny Mahleres


Mayor Piccolo led the Pledge of Allegiance. Roll was called with the above Councilmembers and staff in attendance.

1.             PUBLIC COMMENT- Reese Barrick, Prehistoric Museum Director updated the Mayor and City Councilmembers on the museum expansion project known as the Mesozoic Garden, to be built near the Carbon County Fairgrounds. He requested a letter of support from Price City for the project which he will need by the end of March, 2008. The project needs funding from different sources. One of those sources may be the Community Impact Board which requires a source for loan repayment. The County has recently passed a 1.25% transient hotel room tax which if used for this specific project, would be enough to repay the loan. The College of Eastern Utah, Price City and Carbon County have been asked to submit letters of support for the garden project. CEU would be the sponsoring agency. This added amenity to the community would possibly bring upwards of 100,000 visitors to the area annually. The visitors would provide an economic boost especially to the local hotels and restaurants. The transient room tax would be needed for approximately thirty years in order to pay off the loan. Because this is a new tax, it hasn’t been dedicated to any one project but Mr. Barrick feels that if the City and County were both in support of the tax dedication, the payoff to the community would be well worth the investment. Councilmember Hanna-Smith stated that this project is just the economical growth stimulus that this community needs. Councilmember Davis would like the elected officials from both the City and the County to meet for discussion on dedication of the new tax. Mr. Barrick stated thattax revenues should rise rapidly and there will still be enough new tax money available for other projects once this one gets started. Councilmember Nielson questioned the source for the 100,000 visitor figure that Mr. Barrick stated earlier in the meeting. Mr. Barrick stated that the numbers are based on similar projects at zoos and museums which have added gardens. They have doubled their visitors. Mayor Piccolo stated that the County would make the final decision regarding any dedication of the new transient room tax. As part of Carbon County, Price City does support the project as it is important to both entities. Councilmember Hanna-Smith loves the idea of the project and is excited to see it happen in our area. Councilmember Davis would like to know how the County is supporting this project and how we can come together as a group on such a great asset to the community as a whole.  Councilmember Tatton suggested that the Mayor and Council draft a letter of support and that Mr. Barrick make a formal request for support at the next meeting, as this item was not on this agenda and formal action could not be taken.  


2.             Savannah Winn from the ASCEU group presented her monthly list of activities to be held at CEU.  

                On the March 27th Event students and restaurants will be bringing food for anyone that would like to attend. On April 2nd, elections will take place for the next CEU presidency. On April 11th, the Super Activity will take place and then a breakaway trip to the Navajo reservation is scheduled where students will work with Active Reentry repairing barns and houses and building wheelchair ramps for the elderly and the blind. Councilmember Hanna-Smith likes being a part of the group and is very impressed with the young people.  She wanted to announce the open house scheduled for April 18th from 12-8p.m.  These activities are important to CEU and the community and Councilmember Hanna-Smith hopes that everyone will try to attend as many of the activities as possible.


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


4.             PROPERTY ISSUE- Johnny Mahleres- 426 E. 200 N.

                Johnny Mahleres, a Price City resident came to the City Council meeting requesting  financial assistance with a sewer line replacement job at 426 E. 200 N.  Mr. Mahleres had to run an emergency sewer line for his daughter’s home. The job quickly turned into a disaster for him as the road, sidewalk, gutter and two driveways slid and created a massive hole in the street. His costs to repair the damages are approximately $21,000 and Mr. Mahleres is requesting some financial assistance through the concrete replacement program with Price City. The job was handled properly with Mr. Mahleres contacting local authorities and taking full responsibility for the situation that developed. The sewer lateral replacement to 426 E. 200 N. now requires restoration work to repair the damaged sidewalk, curb, gutter and asphalt pavement on the street. He would like to participate in the City’s street opening and concrete replacement programs. The City Engineer and Street Supervisor have visited the site to determine what has been damaged and what will need to be replaced. If Price City were to do the recessing repair work, the cost, including labor and materials were estimated at approximately $6,492.69.  The City must also charge an administrative fee of 25% to the property owner for delivery and load fees charged by concrete companies. The Council complimented Mr. Mahleres for taking responsibility and handling the project to the end. An actual amount for the repairs is unknown until the job is complete. The Council decided to assist Mr. Mahleres by waiving the labor costs associated with repairing the curb, gutter, sidewalk and street upon payment of the materials by Mr. Mahleres.  MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved to assist Mr. Mahleres with the expenses up to 6,492.69. If the cost exceeds that amount then staff should review the case and return to Council for an evaluation to verify additional costs. If Mr. Mahleres is reimbursed by his insurance company then the amount would be deducted to amend the City’s portion. Motion seconded by Councilmember McEvoy and carried.

                Gary Sonntag stated that the assistance with the labor fees on the City’s behalf is based on a unique situation that occurred while digging. It was an unforeseen mistake of catastrophic proportions that threatened the City’s infrastructure and was an uncontrollable situation. Mr. Mahleres should be responsible for the new sewer line and any homeowner issues that came from the digging on 200 North. The opening on 400 East was beyond Mr. Mahleres’ control and he did what he could do to prevent a further problem to protect the City water line. Mr. Sonntag will notify Mr. Mahleres with the actual costs of the asphalt and concrete when he has the figures. The City will be responsible for the road after Mr. Mahleres has paid for the materials. MOTION. Councilmember Hanna-Smith moved to amend the previous action approved in Councilmember Tatton’s motion to waive the labor costs associated with the repairs on 400 East. Mr. Mahleres will be responsible for all of the costs on 200 North including materials and labor. If the cost of materials needed for repairs on 400 E. exceeds the estimated amount then staff should review the case and return to Council for an evaluation to verify the additional costs and Mr. Mahleres would be responsible for payment of the increased costs. Upon submittal of $3,093.94 to Price City by Mr. Mahleres the City would then take over the repair project and release Mr. Mahleres from further responsibility. Motion seconded by Councilmember McEvoy and carried.       


5.             BID OPENING- City Hall Roof Project

                Bids were received from the following companies:

                                                                                Schedule A            Schedule B            Schedule C

                American Roofing Company       $ 118,661.00            285,284.00           24,825.00

                Redd Roofing Company             $ 139,299.00              282,168.00           22,370.00

                Collins Roofing                              $ 139,326.00              234,292.00           13,838.00

                Kendrick Bros. Roofing               $ 157,500.00              282,300.00           18,500.00

                The City Hall roofing project has a budget of $115,000. MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved to have a committee formed to include Brent Hadfield, Rick Davis and Bret Cammans to review the bids and return to City Council for approval. Motion seconded by Councilmember Nielson and carried. Logan Dewitt of Garland Company was at the meeting to hear the bids for the roofing project. He stated that he is a supplier for the roofing companies and may be able to encourage the low bidder to lower his bid further by reducing the cost of materials to meet the recommended budget. Mr. Dewitt will be in contact with Bret Cammans and Tamara Gray on the subject.



Nick Tatton reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave the following recommendations on

applications for  Conditional Use Permits:



                a.  Sign Edge- 37 N. 100 W.- Dave Gerrard, Owner- Business and Sign-Final with contingencies:

·          No on street parking permitted by employees or owners. 

·          Submission of final property signage plan to Price City

·          No land uses inconsistent with the ongoing operation of a professional signage design and advertising business permitted at the subject property finding that only properly reviewed and approved land uses are consistent with the Price City General Plan.

·         Procurement of a valid Price City building permit for building renovations and improvements


                b.  Tolley Daycare Center- 1375 S. 100 E.-Leslie Tolley, Owner- Business and Sign-Final with


·          Submission of current state daycare licensing and any Health Department food safety certifications

·          Fenced and controlled outdoor play area(s)

·          Inspection of the location by the Price City Building Inspector and Price City Fire Chief

·          Identified drop-off and pick-up parking and/or staging

·          Submission of any business signage to the Price City Planning Department

·          Acknowledgement by applicant that properly permitted land uses within the MD zoning district surrounding the location of the daycare business that may have a potential negative impact on a daycare business, known to exist by businesses typically locating in an MD zoning district, finding that MD zoning districts are established to be locations where heavy industrial processes necessary to the economy may be conducted and validly permitted by Price City in the future and that potentially permitted businesses in the MD zoning district may have light, noise, traffic, or other impacts that are not conducive to an adjacent daycare business.

·         Return to Planning and Zoning for a change in zone from MD to CD


MOTION. Councilmember Hanna-Smith moved to grant final approval on items a and b as recommended

by the Planning and Zoning Commission. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.


CONSENT AGENDA - Councilmember Davis moved to approve items #8 through 18 on the agenda.   

Motion seconded by Councilmember McEvoy and carried.


7.             MINUTES

                February 27, 2008 City Council


8.             BUSINESS LICENSE- Authorization to Approve a Business License for M2M Marketing, LLC. Located at 375 S. Carbon Ave. (BTAC)


9.             MEMORIAL DAY- Authorization to Approve the Annual Notice to the Newspaper and on the Backside of the Utility Bills for the Memorial Day Decoration Cleanup Beginning on June 3, 2008 for the Price City and Cliffview Cemeteries


10.          PROCLAMATION- Authorization to Approve and Acknowledge Arbor Day as April 25, 2008 and Authorize the Mayor to Sign the Proclamation on Behalf of Price City


11.          STATE LIBRARY DEVELOPMENTGRANT- Authorization to Approve and Sign the State Library Development Grant Also Known As the Community Library Enhancement Fund (CLEF)


12.          POLICE DEPARTMENT- Authorization to Sell E. Carbon Police Department Used Alvarion (Wireless) Radios


13.          UAMPS PROJECT PARTICIPATION- Authorization to Participate in the Study for the Multiple Site Internal Generation Project.


14.          CONTRACTED SERVICES- Authorization for Additional Contracted Services in Completion of the Main Street Program.


15.          EASY PROGRAM- Approval of an Application for Funds from the EASY Program and Disbursement of Funds in the Amount of $2,000.


16.          MOVIE CONTRACT- Authorization to Contract for Outdoor Movies for International Days 2008


17.          TRAVEL REQUEST-

                Brian Judd- Advanced Officer Training-May 5-8, 2008 SLC

                Aleck Shilaos and Debbie Worley- Utah Council of Victim’s Rights- April 24 and 25, 2008- SLC


18.          PRWID- Councilmember Tatton reported on the happenings of the last PRWID meeting.


19.          COMMUNITY PROGRESS- Update by Councilmember Hanna-Smith

·         Purchase and placement of 2 sided flags and banners around town


20.          POWER BOARD- Update by Councilmember Davis

·         Reminder: March 26, 2008 Meeting- Before Council meeting with Siemens Company at 5 p.m. and at 3 p.m in the conference room.               


21.          INTERNATIONAL DAYS- Update by Councilmember Davis

·         Purchase the movie screen and rent it out to cover future International Days costs


22.          WATER RESOURCES- Mayor Piccolo

·         Water rights- November 2011 timeline- Price City may want to begin development of a well to protect potential water rights for the White Water River drainage to start using the water for municipal purposes.



                a. Committee Review for Street Banners

                b. Curb, Gutter and Sidewalk Improvements on 2nd South

                c. Basso Dino-Mine Playground

                d. Economic Activity Building-Office Space


Meeting adjourned at 7:37 p.m. by Mayor Piccolo pursuant to the motion by Councilmember Davis           .


APPROVED                                                                                          ATTEST




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Joe L. Piccolo, Mayor                                                                         Laurie Tryon, City Recorder