Minutes of The Price City Council Meeting
City Hall: Price, Utah
April 11, 2000, 5:35 p.m.
Mayor Lou Colosimo Vernon W. Jones, Community Administrator
Roy A. Nikas Joanne Lessar, City Recorder
Betty P. Wheeler Nick Sampinos, City Attorney
Joe L. Piccolo Gary Sonntag, PWD/City Engineer
Stephen L. Denison Keith Wight, Human Resource Director
Richard Tatton Aleck Shilaos, Chief of Police
Excused: Pat Larsen, Finance Director
Bill Wardle Mike McCandless Marla Marshall
Tara Marshall Ray Downard Dave Hussey
Mayor Colosimo led the Pledge of Allegiance. Roll was called with the above members in attendance.
1. MINUTES - March 22, 2000
MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that the minutes of the March 22, 2000 meeting be approved as written. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
2. BLACK DIAMOND STAMPEDE - Parade Permit, Hanging of Banners Approved, Wave Pool Passes Tabled
Mayor Colosimo presented letters from the Black Diamond Stampede Rodeo committee requesting permission for a parade permit, contribution of wave pool passes, and permission to hang banners across Main Street advertising the rodeo. The Council questioned the contribution of wave pool passes versus the purchase of one pass, get one pass free. The Council directed that the parade permit and hanging of banners be approved and that the request for wave pool passes be tabled for further review.
3. TARA MARSHALL - Request Contribution For Relay For Life - Tabled
Tara Marshall requested a contribution for the Relay For Life event. She is chairman of a team of 10 individuals and each team needs to raise $1,000. Mayor Colosimo stated that the Price City Fire Department is representing the City and is sponsoring two teams for this event. In addition, a representative from the Relay For Life is requesting that contribution and participation forms be inserted into each employee’s pay check and the employees can also sign up or contribute. He recommended that this item be tabled until it is determined what the Fire Department teams come up with.
4. LIBRARY GRANTS - To Be Placed On April 26th Agenda
Norma Procarione, Librarian, reported to the Council that she received notification today that two grants have become available for libraries. The applications for these grants are due by April 21st and 25th, which is prior to the next Council Meeting. She requested permission to submit applications for these grants. The Council gave verbal approval and requested that the items be placed on the next agenda for ratification.
5. SUN ADVOCATE - Ad For Winter Quarters Mine Disaster - Denied
MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that the request to place an ad in the Sun Advocate for the Winter Quarters Mine Disaster brochure be denied. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
6. RELAY FOR LIFE- Permission To Place Forms In Employee Paychecks
MOTION. Councilmember Wheeler moved that permission be given to place Relay For Life contribution and participation forms in employee paychecks. Motion seconded by Councilmember Piccolo and carried.
7. SPORTSMAN FOR FISH AND WILDLIFE BANQUET - Temporary Beer Permit Approved
MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that a temporary beer permit be approved for the Sportsman For Fish and Wildlife Banquet to be held at the Bunnel/Dmitrich Athletic Center on Saturday, April 29th. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
8. FRANK FEICHKO - Request To Vacate 2nd South - Taken Under Advisement
Mayor Colosimo presented a letter from Frank Feichko requesting that the City consider vacating 2nd South. Councilmember Nikas reported that Mr. Feichko requested that the City make improvements on this property. This was reviewed and determined that there was not a need to have a street run through this property on 2nd South and based on this, Mr. Feichko was told to approach the City to vacate this property. This section of property is located on the north side of Mr. Feichko’s trailer court that dead ends at the railroad tracks. Mr. Feichko owns both properties. If the City were to improve it, it would improve it for Mr. Feichko only. MOTION. Councilmember Nikas moved that the request be taken under advisement, that Mr. Feichko be required to conduct a title search to determine if this proposed vacated property is deeded to anyone other than Mr. Feichko, and that staff be directed to review the conditional use permit on the property in question and that it be returned to the Council for a final decision. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.
9. CONTRIBUTION FOR TOY ATWOOD BASEBALL COMPLEX - Tabled
Councilmember Denison reported that improvements need to be made at the Toy Atwood Baseball Complex. However, there are no funds in the Parks Dept. budget to complete them. One of the items is to make the foul lines permanent. At the present, they just cut the grass, but it keeps growing back. They would like to place permanent 4" X 4" posts in the ground and paint them white. The other item is that the middle softball field is in really bad shape. The ground is as hard as cement, and the playing area is unlevel. It is in bad shape from a hazardous standpoint and not fit to either practice or play on it. He would like to place sand in with the present surface and mix it in with the Tiger tiller to break it up so it will be softer to play on. The field is used everyday for practice and in addition, the softball teams that normally play at the County Fairgrounds will be using this field for a short time until the County completes constructing a sprinkling system on their fields. Councilmember Piccolo felt that the users should help with this project. The City fertilizes it, waters it and cuts the grass, and he feels it is the responsibility of the users to help take care of it. Mayor Colosimo recommended asking Carbon Recreation for help. Councilmember Denison stated that the Babe Ruth league approached him about this problem. They have no playing fields at this point because of the construction of the sprinkling system at the Fairgrounds. They are currently practicing on this middle field. It was recommended that this be researched further and brought back to the Council.
10. PUBLIC SAFETY BUILDING - Permission To Advertise For Bids For Exterior Siding Project
MOTION. Councilmember Wheeler moved that permission be given to advertise for bids for the exterior siding project on the Public Safety building. Motion seconded by Councilmember Piccolo and carried.
11. T-REX TEAM SALES, LIGHT HOUSE SYSTEMS, PRESCHOOL - Home Occupied Businesses
Councilmember Piccolo reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave a favorable recommendation to the following home occupied businesses:
T-Rex Team Sales - 880 North 300 East, Brad Fausett-Owner (sports apparel and silk screened products).
Light House Systems - 730 North 400 East, Roy Tallerico-Owner (lighted house numbers).
Preschool - 970 North 200 East, Sarah Whitehead-Owner (preschool operation)
MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that the businesses be approved upon payment of the business license fee. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
12. BANK OF THE WEST - Conditional Use Permit - Struck
13. MAD MAN BASSO RV SALES - Conditional Use Permit - Tabled
14. COLLEGE OF EASTERN UTAH, ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOME CARE, NATURE WALK,
AIRPORT SHUTTLE, VELVET FREEZE, AMAZON FAMILY CENTER - Conditional Use
Councilmember Piccolo reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave a favorable recommendation to the following requests for Conditional Use Permits. A contingency was placed on the Amazon Family Center which states that when Main Street is renovated that the owner of the building will construct a sampling manhole.
College of Eastern Utah - Temporary A-Frame Signs
Rocky Mountain Home Care - 60 East 100 North (Business and Sign)
Nature Walk - 55 North 600 East (Business - shipping office for internet)
Airport Shuttle - 95 East Main (Business - daily shuttle services from Price to Salt Lake Airport)
Velvet Freeze - 801 East Main - Sign
Amazon Family Center - 55 East Main (Business, Entertainment Center, Arcade, Dance Floor and Education and Tutoring)
MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that the above requests be approved with the contingency on the sampling manhole for Amazon Family Center and that Conditional Use Permits be issued. Further, that business licenses be purchased where necessary. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
15. JUSTIN AND KATHY SHERMAN - Permission To Construct Garage Addition To Existing Non-
Councilmember Piccolo reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave a favorable recommendation to the request of Justin and Kathy Sherman to construct a garage addition to an existing non-conforming dwelling. MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that the request be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Nikas and carried.
16. OFFICER ROGER TAYLOR, DEPUTY JEFF WOOD, FRANCIS DUZENACK - Travel Approved
Mayor Colosimo presented the following travel requests:
Officer Roger Taylor, Deputy Jeff Wood (Carbon Metro Drug Task Force) - Utah Drug Academy, May 1-12, P.O.S.T.
Francis Duzenack - Annual IAEI Business Meeting and Seminar, May 8-10, Wendover, Utah
MOTION. Councilmember Wheeler moved that the travel be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Piccolo and carried.
17. STATE OF UTAH, DEPT. OF TRANSPORTATION - Permission To Submit Application For
Pedestrian Safety Grant
MOTION. Councilmember Nikas moved that permission be given to Vern Jones to submit an application to the State of Utah, Dept. of Transportation for a Pedestrian Safety Grant. Motion seconded by Councilmemeber Tatton and carried.
18. SOUTHEASTERN UTAH ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENTS - Building Permit Fees Waived
For New Food Bank Building
MOTION. Councilmember Wheeler moved that buildling permit fees in the amount of $1,775.94 be waived for the Southeastern Utah Association of Governments for the new food bank building. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.
19. RESOLUTION #2000-09 - Authorizing The Payment of Monthly Utility Bills By Electronic Fund
Transfer and Authorization Agreement
Nick Sampinos presented Resolution #2000-09, authorizing the payment of monthly utility bills by electronic fund transfer. He also presented the authorization agreement between the customer and Price City. Pat Larsen is recommending the following changes on the authorization agreement - Item #1, setting specific dates; Item #3, setting the returned check charge at the current fee for returned checks; and Item #8, specifying a voided check only, as the checking/savings account/deposit slip do not include the routing number. MOTION. Councilmember Nikas moved that Resolution #2000-09 be approved and that the Mayor and City Recorder be authorized to sign the resolution. Further, that the Authorization Agreement be approved per the recommended changes. Motion seconded by Councilmember Piccolo and carried.
20. DEMOLITION OF TWO STORY ELEVATOR BUILDING #3C-2000 - B. Hansen Construction-
Gary Sonntag presented a request for a final payment in the amount of $3,300 submitted by B. Hansen Construction for their contract to demolish the two story elevator building. MOTION. Councilmember Wheeler moved that the final payment be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Nikas and carried.
21. CEDAR HILLS DRIVE CLASS ‘C’ ROAD IMPROVEMENTS DESIGN #1S-2000 - Johansen and
Tuttle Engineering - Partial Payment
Gary Sonntag presented a request for a partial payment in the amount of $1,533 submitted by Johansen & Tuttle Engineering for their contract on the Cedar Hills Drive Class ‘C’ Road Improvements. MOTION. Councilmember Nikas moved that the partial payment be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
22. CLIFFVIEW CEMETERY - Budget Change Approved - Concrete Road
Gary Sonntag requested permission to delay the construction of a permanent restroom at Cliffview Cemetery and to use the budgeted amount of $15,000 to construct an extension of the concrete roadway in the cemetery. MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that the request be granted. Motion seconded by Councilmember Nikas and carried.
23. ANADARKO PETROLEUM - Outside Water Connection (Oversized Pipeline) Approved
Gary Sonntag reported that in order to supply water to their gas compressor station, Anadarko Petroleum requested permission to extend a 6" water line from the outline pipe coming from the 3 million gallon tank to their facility. As the City is interested in extending the pipeline as far south as possible, we agreed to participate in this pipeline construction, to pay half of the costs, and to increase the size of the line to 12". Estimated costs of the project is $122,000, which does not include the cost of easements over college and State lands. Anadarko will complete the easements, furnish a water share, and engineering surveying and construction management. The Council questioned whether the cost of this project could be taken out of the proposed waterline replacement allocation as opposed to taking it out of fund balance. Gary Sonntag stated that this would mean that two blocks worth of water lines would not be replaced this year. It was also questioned if there is grant money available for this project. MOTION. Councilmember Nikas moved that the project be approved and that staff be directed to investigate the availability of grant money. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
24. DESERT WAVE POOL TARP - Permission To Purchase
Gary Sonntag requested permission to purchase a new tarp for the wave pool. Yeadon Fabric Structures, who built the new bubble, has quoted a price of $14,000 plus freight. MOTION. Councilmember Wheeler moved that the purchase be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Piccolo and carried.
25. TERRACE HILLS SKATE PARK BID OPENING - Committee Appointed
Gary Sonntag reported that a bid opening for the Terrace Hills Skate Park has been scheduled for Wednesday, April 19th, at 12:00 Noon. He requested that a committee be appointed to review the bid. MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that a committee, comprised of himself, Councilmember Nikas, Gary Sonntag, Pat Larsen, Lyle Bauer, and Suda Merriman, be appointed to review the bids and given the power to act. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
26. CDBG SR55 ROAD SHOULDER CONSTRUCTION PROJECT BID OPENING -
CEDAR HILLS DRIVE CLASS ‘C’ ROAD CONSTRUCTION PROJECT BID OPENING - Committee Appointed
Gary Sonntag reported that bid openings have been scheduled for the CDBG SR55 Road Shoulder Construction Project and the Cedar Hills Drive Class ‘C’ Road Construction Project for tomorrow, Wednesday, April 12th as 5:30 p.m. He requested that a committee be appointed to review the bids. MOTION. Councilmember Nikas moved that a committee, comprised of himself as Chairman, Councilmember Tatton, Vern Jones, Gary Sonntag, and Harold Valdez, be appointed to review the bids and given the power to act. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.
27. GRANT WRITER PROPOSALS - Accepted
Joanne Lessar reported that grant writer proposals were received from the following three companies/individuals:
J. Randal Johnson
Editing, Etc., Russell and Cathy Wilson
Sunrise Engineering, Daron W. LeBlanc, Funding Specialist
MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that the proposals from the above companies/individuals be accepted. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
28. UNIFORM PROPOSALS - Agreement Tabled
Councilmember Piccolo reported that the committee assigned to review the proposals received for employee uniforms has awarded the contract to G & K, Salt Lake City, the low bidder. The contract will be for a three year period to be reviewed on an annual basis with a severability clause of 30 days. Proposals were received from the following:
American Linen, Salt Lake $ .89/shirt and pants
G & K, Salt Lake $ .88/shirt and pants
Sudsy Duds, Price $1.49/shirt and pants
Nick Sampinos reported that he spoke to G & K regarding the contract and they felt they needed at least a 60 day severability clause instead of 30 in order to recoup some of the expenses they will incur to service this contract. However, after talking to them, they agreed to 45 days. Nick stated that he did not like the automatic renewal clause, and felt that once the year is up, the contract can be reviewed and either renewed or cancelled at that time. There is also a provision in the contract that allows for a 3% minimum increase or whatever increase is in the Consumer Price Index, whichever is greater. Nick indicated to G & K that he felt that was too open-ended and would prefer a specific amount. G & K then recommended 3% and Nick indicated that he was not authorized to make that decision. Nick then asked if they would go any lower and G & K then stated they could go 1 ½%. Councilmember Piccolo stated that the proposals were so close that 1% could have changed the decision and that he would stipulate that there not be any increases for one year. MOTION. Due to the above concerns on the contract, Councilmember Piccolo moved that the item be tabled for further consideration. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
29. ANGELA ATWOOD, THOMAS ANDERSON - New Hires Approved
Keith Wight recommended the following new hires:
Angela Atwood, Thomas Anderson - Utility Dept., Meter readers, temporary/full time
MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that the new hires be approved effective April 17, 2000. Motion seconded by Councilmember Nikas and carried.
30. CORY VOGRINEC, MICHAEL DENNIS - New Hires Approved
Keith Wight recommended the following new hires:
Cory Vogrinec, Michael Dennis - Water/Sewer Dept., Laborers, permanent/full time
MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that the new hires be approved effective April 17, 2000. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
31. ERIN KOBE, DEENA JONES - Rehires Approved
Keith Wight recommended that Erin Kobe and Deena Jones be rehired at the swimming pool as Lifeguards, temporary/part time. MOTION. Councilmember Wheeler moved that subject to background checks, that the rehires be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
32. SWIMMING POOL - Permission To Advertise For Summer Help
Keith Wight requested permission to advertise for temporary/part time summer help for lifeguards and cashiers at the swimming pool. MOTION. Councilmember Wheeler moved that the request be granted. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried. Councilmember Piccolo stated that these advertisements would be to compile a roster.
33. PRICE RIVER WATER IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT - Update
Councilmember Denison reported that Price River Water Improvement District has received notice that their funding for the ammonia/nitrification project at the wastewater treatment plant has been approved. They received $1 million at 0% interest from the Community Impact Board and $1 million at 4% interest from the Water Quality Board. The District also received grants totaling $1 million for the Ridge Road waterline project. They did not have to come up with any funding from their budget for this project. Also, at the last PRWID meeting, the Boardmembers of PRWID voted to increase their monthly allotment.
34. INTERNATIONAL DAYS - Update
Councilmember Piccolo reported that plans for International Days are going very well. Two new items will be added this year - an art gallery and car show. The Community Progress Committee will be starting up again and they will take care of the “beach party”. Ellen Serfustini has agreed to chair this program. Councilmember Nikas stated that the staff at Castleview Hospital plan to conduct “kids day” again this year.
MOTION. Councilmember Nikas moved that the meeting adjourn and that a meeting of the Redevelopment Agency convene. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.
Meeting adjourned at 7:20 p.m.
Reconvened at 7:29 p.m.
35. RAY DOWNARD CLAIM - Update
Nick Sampinos reported that several weeks ago he received a letter from the insurance adjuster handling the Ray Downard claim indicating that in their opinion, the City was not negligible for the sewer back up. However, he received a letter yesterday from that same adjuster indicating that they are ready to make an offer to Mr. Downard. Nick suggested to the adjuster that she contact Mr. Downard and discuss this offer directly with him.
Meeting adjourned at 7:35 p.m.