March 22, 1995, 5:30 p.m.
Mayor Lou Colosimo
James L. Jensen, L. Lamond Williams, Theressa O. Frandsen, L. Janet Oliveto, Roy Nikas
Gary Sonntag (City Engineer), Nick Sampinos (City Attorney), Pat Larsen (Finance Director), Joanne Lessar (City Recorder), Vernon W. Jones (Adminis. Assist.), Cobb Johnson (Public Works Dir.), Ed Shook (Police Lieutenant)
Others Present: Kent Boyack, Ted Bianco,
Bryan Marx, Justin Stoker, Leonard Miller, Travis Miller, Michael Durrant, Wanda Campbell, Michael Cha, Robert
Mattox, John R. Cochrane, Toy Atwood, Robert Potts Jr., Boyd
Berensen, Norma Berensen, Gust G. Kalatzes, Nancy Wood, Connie
Hamilton, David Hamilton, Michelle Lea, Stacy Berggren, Michael Keller, Emily Keller, Kevin Ashby
Justin Stoker, Boy Scout Troop 280, and Travis Miller, Troop #907, led the Pledge of Allegiance. Roll was called with the above members in attendance.
1. MINUTES - March 8, 1995
Councilmember Frandsen moved that the minutes of the March 8, 1995 meeting be approved as written. Motion seconded by Councilmember Oliveto and carried.
2. BID OPENING - Colton Springs Fencing Project 1995 - Committee Appointed
The following bids were received for the Colton Springs Fencing Project 1995:
Larry Young, Wellington $15,750.48
John R. Cochrane, Price $14,348.04
Yanks Fencing, Emery County $10,248.60
Mayor Colosimo recommended that a committee comprised of Councilmember Williams, Gary Sonntag, Cobb Johnson, and Paul Wheeler, review the bids and given the power to act. Councilmember Williams moved that the committee be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Frandsen and carried.
3. PUBLIC HEARING - Construction of Restroom Facilities In Price City Library
Mayor Colosimo opened the Public Hearing at 5:35 p.m. to receive comments on the proposed construction of restroom facilities in the Price City Library. Cobb Johnson reported that a Community Development Block Grant in the amount of $45,000 will fund this project. As the project will cost approximately $55,000, the City will budget the additional $10,000. This amount of money should have been noted at our first Public Hearing held October 12, 1994, pertaining to potential projects for the CDBG. This project will make the restrooms accessible to 100% of the elderly and disabled persons, and also to the 36 1/2% of the population who are low and moderate income families. Price City Engineer Gary Sonntag will be the Project Manager and the Engineer. In addition, an Environmental Certifying Officer must be appointed in order to request an environmental study. Councilmember Oliveto moved that Cobb Johnson be appointed as the Environmental Certifying Officer. Motion seconded by Councilmember Nikas and carried.
Gary Sonntag presented a diagram of the current library and reviewed the proposed changes to the office area and the area selected for the ADA approved restrooms. It is anticipated that construction will take place later this year as soon as plans and specifications are prepared. There being no further comments, Councilmember Williams moved that the hearing be closed. Motion seconded by Councilmember Oliveto and carried. Hearing closed at 5:40 p.m.
4. WATER RATES - Public Input
Mayor Colosimo asked for public input regarding the increase in water rates to fund the Water Expansion Project. Vern Jones reported that four mailed responses were received; one against the project, one in favor, one in favor of the project if the commercial and large users paid all the costs, and the other was in favor of the project if the pressure in the Coves area was increased. This person can be assured that it will increase the pressure.
5. RESOLUTION #95-10 - Issuance and Sale of Water and Sewer Revenue Bonds, Series 1995A and 1995B.
Joanne Lessar presented Resolution #95-10, authorizing the Issuance and Sale of not more than $1,250,000 Aggregate Principal Amount of Water and Sewer Revenue Bonds, Series 1995A and not more than $3,000,000 Aggregate Principal Amount of Water and Sewer Revenue Bonds, Series 1995B of Price City, Carbon County, fixing the Maximum Aggregate Principal of the Bonds, the Maximum Number of Years over which the Bonds may mature, the Maximum Interest Rate which the Bonds may bear, and the Maximum Discount from Par at which the bonds may be sold. Councilmember Williams moved that Resolution #95-10 be approved and that the Mayor and City Recorder be authorized to execute the resolution. Motion seconded by Councilmember Frandsen and carried. Councilmember Jensen was absent during this vote.
6. BALLFIELD COMPLEX TRAFFIC - 11th East 8th North
Michelle Lea, a resident in the vicinity of 11th East and 8th North, complained about the traffic going to and from the Northeast Price Ballfield Complex, the Sheriff's Posse horse corrals, high school rodeo grounds, and the Forest Service storage area. There is continual traffic at higher than normal speeds between 3:00 until 8:00 p.m. nightly. She asked if this traffic could be rerouted. In the four years she has lived there, traffic has quadrupled. She understands that this has been going on for 18 years. Connie Hamilton stated that an alternative recommend several years ago was to build a road behind Meads Wash. Gary Sonntag stated that a road has been discussed extending Cedar Hills Drive to the north. This would take the road up to a point where it would cross Meads Wash and come in between the softball diamonds and the upper college field. To eliminate the traffic on 11th East, the access to this area would have to be closed. Mayor Colosimo assure Ms. Lea that her request would not be ignored.
Councilmember Nikas stated that he has looked at this road several times and understands the problem. A committee from the City is involved in updating the master road plan. The road that Mr. Sonntag referred to is tentatively on this plan. Mr. Nikas will approach the County Commission for help on cost sharing, as they own land in this area, as well as some governmental agencies.
Lieutenant Ed Shook stated that one of the problems with the speeding enforcement is that this street is narrow. This why it seems that cars may seem to go fast. It may be necessary to reduce the speed limit on this particular street during certain hours.
7. BOY SCOUTS - Paper Recycling
Michael Durrant requested permission for the local Boy Scout Troops to collect all paper products thrown away at the City Hall offices. The Scouts have started a recycling program. The funds that they earn will be applied towards summer camp. The Council agreed to this request and recommended that Mr. Durrant contact Dean Denison, Buildings Supervisor, to arrange for a pick-up area.
8. K O A L RADIO STATION - Advertising
Nancy Wood, representing KOAL Radio Station, reported that she would like to present a proposal to advertise the swimming/wave pool. Each month they would like to feature an event taking place, such as taking the bubble off, preparing for summer, etc. Mayor Colosimo recommended that Ms. Wood meet with Councilmembers Jensen and Nikas, and Cobb Johnson and come up with a plan.
9. BOB OLSON - Parking Astraddle Sidewalk
Dr. Mark Olson, who operates a dental office on the corner of 4th East and 1st North, discussed the use of the sidewalk on the northeast side of his building for parking purposes. He is renting this office from Dr. Max Morgan, and has a letter from Dr. Morgan stating that he used this parking space for 20 years without any problems. Dr. Olson stated that in the past 4 weeks, he has received violation warnings. He requested permission to continue parking in this area. Lt. Ed Shook stated that the situation with the Police Department is a safety issue. The Council can waive the ordinance prohibiting this type of parking. However, there were 10 accidents at this particular intersection. The Police Department feels the limited visibility is the problem. These accidents invariably deal with injury because of the speeds involved or severe damage to the vehicles. For safety reasons, the Police Department recommends against any variance.
Bob Olson informed the Council that there are other areas in the City where parking is being allowed astraddle the sidewalk. Councilmember Nikas recommended that a "no tolerance" level be made on all areas where this type of parking is being allowed. Mayor Colosimo assured the Olson's that this parking problem will be taken care of.
Councilmember Jensen joined the meeting at 6:07 p.m.
10. STATE FIREMAN'S CONVENTION - Rental Fees Waived For Use Of Civic Auditorium, Room 207
Fire Chief Kent Boyack requested permission to use the Civic Auditorium and Room 207 for the Utah State Fireman's Convention to be held Thursday through Friday, June 8-10. They would also like to use the upper hallway for displays, and would like 2nd East closed from Main Street to 1st North on Thursday, June 8. The Council directed that the fees be waived and that the requests be granted.
11. RIVERVIEW ANNEXATION PETITION - Accepted
Vern Jones reported that he attended the Planning and Zoning Commission meeting and reported to the Commission that the annexation petition for the Riverview Annexation was sufficient as per state code. Councilmember Williams reported that Planning and Zoning accepted the request for annexation, and everything being in order, referred it to the Council for further action. There are a few items that need to be resolved, such as the Boundary Commission and a Selection Committee. These are committees that need to be formed to review the annexation request so that no one can contest it. Councilmember Williams moved that the annexation petition be accepted and that as soon as the above issues are resolved, that a public hearing be held. Motion seconded by Councilmember Nikas and carried.
12. COMMUNITY MOTORS - Business Expansion
Councilmember Williams reported that Gus Kalatzes, owner of Community Motors, attended the Planning and Zoning Commission meeting to request a conditional use permit to expand his business. As the City's Master Plan includes a future street in this area, the Commission wanted the Council to be aware of his request. Mr. Kalatzes contacted Wal-Mart and they do not have any desire of having a road in the area in question. If Mr. Kalatzes is required to furnish the full 66 feet out of his 100 feet, it would be unfair. The Commission felt that this section should be waived from the Master Road Plan until it is reviewed for access into this area. Councilmember Williams moved that the section be waived from the Master Road Plan. Motion seconded by Councilmember Nikas and carried.
13. CARBON COUNTY FUTURE - Annual Dues
Councilmember Jensen moved that annual dues in the amount of $10,000 be paid to Carbon Future. Motion seconded by Councilmember Oliveto and carried. The Council directed that Randy Russell be invited to attend the next meeting to provide information on Carbon Future's budget.
14. HOME OCCUPIED BUSINESSES
Councilmember Williams reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave a favorable recommendation to the following home occupied business applications.
Transcription Service, 415 South Rose Avenue, Anne M. Valdez-Owner (medical transcription service and Notary Public)
Vigil's Custom Cleaning, 164 South 100 East, Helen Vigil-
Owner (janitorial services)
Johnson's Gift World, Green Meadows Trailer Court, Phyllis
and Michael Johnson-Owners (catalog ordering)
Councilmember Williams moved that the above businesses be approved upon payment of the business license fee. Motion seconded by Councilmember Frandsen and carried.
15. JO'S OLDIES N GOODIES - Conditional Use Permit, 451 East Main, Sign and Change of Use
Councilmember Williams reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave a favorable recommendation for a change of use and sign permit for Jo's Oldies n' Goodies located at 451 East Main. He moved that a conditional use permit be issued. Motion seconded by Councilmember Frandsen and carried.
16. DICK PEREA, COBB JOHNSON - Travel Approved
Mayor Colosimo recommended that Dick Perea and Cobb Johnson be authorized to attend Road School, April 26-28, in St. George. Councilmember Oliveto moved that the travel be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Nikas and carried.
17. JESSIE ALEXANDER, ALBERT SANDOVAL, KEN WILSON - Rehires
Mayor Colosimo presented the following rehires and recommended approval:
Jessie Alexander, Laborer, Parks/Cemetery Department
Albert Sandoval, Ken Wilson - Laborers, Maintenance Dept.
Councilmember Frandsen moved that the rehires be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Williams and carried.
18. BENEFITS FOR FORMER EMPLOYEES - Committee Assigned
Joanne Lessar reported that Nick Sampinos has reviewed the City's policy regarding benefits to former employees. It is his recommendation that this be reviewed as there are items in the policy that are not specifically defined. The Council directed that a committee consisting of Mayor Colosimo, Councilmember Nikas, Vern Jones, Pat Larsen, and Joanne Lessar, review the policy and report back to the Council.
19. RESOLUTION #95-08 - Increase In Water Rates
Vern Jones presented Resolution #95-08, increasing water rates effective May 1, 1995. Councilmember Williams moved that Resolution #95-08 be approved and that the Mayor and City Recorder be authorized to sign the resolution. Motion seconded by Councilmember Oliveto and carried.
20. RESOLUTION #95-09 - Increase In Irrigation Water Turn Fee
Vern Jones presented Resolution #95-09, increase irrigation water turn fees from $10 to $12. Councilmember Oliveto moved that Resolution #95-09 be approved and that the Mayor and City Recorder be authorized to sign the resolution. Motion seconded by Councilmember Frandsen and carried.
21. PARK DRIVE RETAINING WALL - Permission To Advertise To Receive Bids
Councilmember Nikas moved that permission be given to advertise to receive bids for the Park Drive retaining wall. Motion seconded by Councilmember Jensen and carried.
22. UTAH DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION - Intersection Signal Study
Cobb Johnson presented the results of the Utah Department of Transportation's intersection signal study. The intersection at 400 North 300 East (adjacent to CEU) meets a minimum MUTCD warrant for signalization. A concept field review will be scheduled in the near future. If approved at that time, this location will be placed on the warranted signal list. The intersections of 100 North 100 West, SR-10 and 100 South, and SR-10 and 400 South does not warrant signalization. Councilmember Williams felt that UDOT should be asked to revisit the intersections on Carbon Avenue at both 1st and 4th South. He feels the amount of traffic warrants signal lights.
23. VEHICLE PURCHASE - Permission To Advertise To Receive Bids For
Three Small Trucks and One Car
Cobb Johnson requested permission to seek proposals and purchase 3 small trucks and one car. Cost for these vehicles is estimated at approximately $55,000. He has reviewed what the local dealers have in stock, and found that one vehicle is available and the other 3 have to be ordered. The Council felt that Cobb should shop around to get the best deal. After further discussion, it was recommended that bids be received for the vehicles. Councilmember Jensen moved that permission be given to advertise to receive bids for the purchase of the 4 vehicles, reserving the option to accept or reject the bids, either in a package deal or separately. Motion seconded by Councilmember Nikas and carried.
24. RENTAL PROPERTIES - Registry License
Joanne Lessar presented a copy of an ordinance adopted by Ephraim, Utah, regarding the licensing, control, and regulation of rental properties. The Council reviewed the ordinance and felt it was a good concept, but there is not enough staff to enforce it. The Council discussed several buildings within the City that are condemned and need to be demolished. There is a current ordinance that should take care of this, but it is not being adherred to. The Council stressed that something be done to take care of these condemned buildings.
25. BUSINESS LICENSE PENALTY - Discussion
Joanne Lessar reported that a 25% penalty fee was assessed those businesses that had not paid their 1995 business license fee. This penalty is provided in the Business License Code. In the past, the penalty ranged from $6.75 to $20. However, due to the increase in business license fees, the penalty now ranges from $25 to $100. Four businesses have asked that the penalty be waived. Pierce Oil Company and Castle Country Chevron overlooked paying their bills. Val's Fire Extinguisher Sales had a question on his license and felt since he had a state license he did not need a city license. He reviewed this with Councilmember Nikas and left messages at the City which were never returned. He assumed that he did not need a license and, therefore, did not pay it. He is asking that his penalty be waived. The owner of Cook Electric had an operation and is not in business. He does not expect to do any business for another month or 2 and has asked that the penalty be waived. Joanne stated that she recommended that he go out of business at this time. When he has recuperated and is ready to go back to work, he can reapply for his license. Councilmember Williams read a letter from Ellis Pierce regarding the large increase in license fees and requested that the penalty be waived. The Council directed that as the Business License Code provides for this penalty, and as it is stated on the statement, that the penalty fees not be waived. Due to the confusion on Val's Fire Extinguisher license, the Council directed that the penalty fee be waived for this business. The Council discussed eliminating the late fee assessment for next year, allowing business owners until March 15th to pay their fee or receive a ticket. Councilmember Nikas moved that Mr. Sampinos be directed to amend the Business License Code for 1996 extending the date to March 15th for payment of business licenses, and ticketing those that have not paid. Further, that the late assessment fee be eliminated. Motion seconded by Councilmember Oliveto and carried.
26. BUSINESS LICENSE APPLICATION
The following business license application was received:
Double Cross Coffee Company, 838 Westwood Blvd. (Days Inn),
Councilmember Nikas moved that the business be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Oliveto and carried.
Councilmember Nikas moved that the meeting adjourn and that a meeting of the Redevelopment Agency convene. Motion seconded by Councilmember Oliveto and carried.
Meeting adjourned at 7:44 p.m.
Reconvened at 8:01 p.m.
27. CLARK ATWOOD - New Hire Approved
Mayor Colosimo recommended that Clark Atwood be hired as a Custodian, Temporary/Full Time. Councilmember Oliveto moved that the new hire be approved effective April 3rd. Motion seconded by Councilmember Nikas and carried.
Meeting adjourned at 8:25 p.m.
Redevelopment Agency Minutes