Minutes of The Special Price City Council Meeting
City Hall: Price, Utah
April 4, 2001, 8:00 a.m.
Councilmembers: Vernon W. Jones, Community Administrator
Roy A. Nikas Joanne Lessar, City Recorder
Betty P. Wheeler Pat Larsen, Finance Director
Joe L. Piccolo Gary Sonntag, PWD/City Engineer
Stephen L. Denison Keith Wight, Human Resource Director
Excused: Mayor Lou Colosimo
Lisa Petersen Tam Gregersen
MOTION. Councilmember Wheeler moved that in the absence of Mayor Lou Colosimo, that
Councilmember Roy A. Nikas be appointed Mayor Protempore. Motion seconded by
Councilmember Tatton and carried.
Pat Larsen presented a revised list of Capital Expenditures. An amount of $2.4 million was cut out
of the budget in yesterday's special meeting. It is still out of balance by $2.7 million.
The following items were either reduced or deleted from the budget.
Reduce demolition of one upper and middle water tank from $20,000 to $5,000
Reduce backhoe from $120,000 to $27,000 (lease/purchase)
Reduce exterior siding (facia/soffitt) at the pool from $40,000 to $5,000
Reduce painting the exterior of the pool building from $15,000 to $5,000
Reduce the exterior tile on the wave generation building from $15,000 to $5,000
Reduce the SUV/van or truck with shell for IS Dept. from $25,000 to $15,000 (lease)
Reduce the Police Dept. Crisnet Software Upgrade from $97,200 to $70,000 (possible
Delete 3 computers/printers for the library for $5,000
Reduce 2 laser printers for Utilities and replace DOT Matrix from $2,000 to $1,000
Pat gave an update of what was changed today - $108,000 was taken out of the Water Fund,
$55,000 was taken out of the Pool Fund, and $43,000 was taken out of the IS Fund. In yesterdays
meeting, the amount of equipment that was selected for lease for the next year was $360,000. The
lease payments would be $97,000/year. She has placed this amount in the proposed budget.
Councilmember Piccolo was excused at 9:20 a.m.
Gary Sonntag reported that in yesterday's special meeting, there was a question on the Cemetery
Department in their request for a 3/4 ton truck, indicating it was replacing Vehicle #701. This is
correct. Vehicle #701 is a 1978 GMC, which is worn out and needs replacement. This truck is
needed to tow trailers and haul the Hustler and other equipment. It is possible that a used vehicle
can be found for this replacement. The other items were a snow plow and dump trailer. The snow
plow is needed, but he recommended that the dump trailer be deleted.
In order to help balance the budget, Pat recommended that $600,000 be taken out of the Electric
Fund, $200,000 out of the Capital Improvement Fund and $400,000 out of the General Fund. This
leaves $1.3 million left. The Council recommended that the budget now be given back to
department supervisors and ask them to make further cuts.
Pat reviewed the proposed personnel costs. The cost of living at 4.2% is $120,000, reclassification
costs total $37,000, and anniversary increases total $78,000. The large amount of overtime was
discussed. Pat stated that she has asked supervisors to reduce their overtime over the past
couple of years, but they don't seem to take it seriously. A meeting with department supervisors to
discuss the budget and overtime was scheduled for Friday, April 6, at 9:00 a.m. Pat asked that
members of the Council attend the meeting to encourage supervisors to schedule and manage
employee work days/hours in order to reduce overtime.
Meeting adjourned at 10:20 p.m.
ATTEST: Roy Nikas, Mayor Protempore
Joanne Lessar, City Recorder