Minutes of The Special Price City Council Meeting

City Hall: Price, Utah

April 7, 2003, 7:00 a.m.



Mayor Joe L. Piccolo                                                Joanne Lessar, City Recorder

Councilmembers:                                                Pat Larsen, Finance Director

     Betty P. Wheeler                                                Gary Sonntag, Public Works Director/City Engineer

     Stephen L. Denison                                                Keith Wight, Human Resource Director

     Richard Tatton                                                Nick Tatton, Community Director

     Elizabeth H. Kourianos


Excused: Councilmember Don G. Reaveley, Jr.


Others Present:

     Lisa Richens


 1.                BUDGET WORKSHOP - Capital Expenditures For Fiscal Year 2003/04


            The Council met to continue their workshop on Capital Expenditures for the Fiscal Year 2003/04. Nothing more was deleted or reduced from this item.


 2.         PERSONNEL BUDGET - Fiscal Year 2003/04


Pat Larsen presented a comparison of wages and benefits to the total General Fund budget.  The percent of the General Fund budget for 2003 was 69.45%.  The amount estimated for 2004 is 71.68%.  The Council reviewed the overtime budget and reduced or deleted it by the following number of hours.


Building Inspection 22 hours overtime deleted.

Building Maintenance 186 hours deleted.

Police Department 1266 hours deleted.

Special Functions 17 hours deleted.

Public Works reduced from 7 to 5 hours.

Streets Dept. reduced from 320 to 300 hours.

Irrigation Dept. reduced from 239 to 200 hours.

Cemetery reduced from 318 to 250 hours.

Water/Sewer Departments reduced from 1,677 to 1200 hours.

Electrical/Meter Reading reduced from 332 hours to 85 hours.

Swimming Pool reduced from 40 to 18 hours.

Information Systems reduced from 305 to 120 hours.


The Council felt there was not enough growth and revenue to maintain two building inspectors and recommended that one inspector be laid off.  If it picks back up, perhaps, it can be contracted through another entity, such as Carbon County or Sunset Engineering.  It was recommended that new job descriptions be prepared for Building Maintenance II and Building Maintenance III.  A request for a new Ordinance Compliance Officer and Fire Marshall was deleted.  The request for a full time person in the Library was reduced to part time.  The position of Water/Sewer Operator was changed from an Operator II to an Operator III.  The request for an additional meter reader and swimming pool maintenance technician was deleted.  The IS Specialists will be changed from a Grade 11 to a Grade 18.


Pat Larsen calculated that the above changes and the changes from the previous meeting total $2,287,400.  The budget is now out of balance by $2,767,000.


            A Council Retreat was scheduled for 8:00 a.m. Monday, April 28, 2003.


             Meeting adjourned at 9:35 a.m.





ATTEST:                                             Joe L. Piccolo, Mayor



Joanne Lessar, City Recorder