Minutes of The Price City Council Meeting
City Hall: Price, Utah
April 13, 2004, 5:11 p.m.
Mayor Joe L. Piccolo Joanne Lessar, City Recorder
Councilmembers: Pat Larsen, Finance Director
Betty P. Wheeler Nick Sampinos, City Attorney
Stephen L. Denison Gary Sonntag, Public Works Director/City Engineer
Richard Tatton Nick Tatton, Community Director
Jeanne McEvoy Aleck Shilaos, Chief of Police
Keven Mortensen Melanie Steele Jeannie Franklin Pam Miller
Mayor Piccolo led the Pledge of Allegiance. Roll was called with the above members present.
MOTION. Councilmember Wheeler moved that an Executive Session convene for the purpose of discussing the sell of the Miller Creek Property. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
Meeting adjourned at 5:11 p.m.
1. EXECUTIVE SESSION - Sell of Miller Creek Property
MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that the Executive Session adjourn and that the Council Meeting reconvene. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
Reconvened at 5:23 p.m.
2. COUNCILMEMBERS REPORT - Update
The Mayor and Councilmembers provided updates on the subjects and committees that they administer.
3. PROPOSED TENTATIVE BUDGET FOR FY2004/05 - Accepted
Mayor Piccolo presented the proposed tentative budget for FY2004/05. A budget retreat was scheduled for Monday, April 19, 2004, in Room 106, Price City Hall, beginning at 8:00 a.m.
4. PUBLIC INPUT - Jeanne Franklin - Support For Red Ribbon Week
Jeanne Franklin, representing Creekview Elementary School as coordinator for Red Ribbon Week, discussed plans for a community-wide celebration during Red Ribbon Week scheduled in October. The theme is Asock it to drugs@. Her plans are to Akick off@ the week long event with a 50's sock hop and a parade on Friday, October 15th. She asked for the Council=s support in working with her for this community event. The Council gave their support to Ms. Franklin.
5. MILLER CREEK PROPERTY (40 ACRE PARCEL) - Authorization To Sell Property
MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that the City accept the bid in the amount of $14,280 submitted by Kevin Mortensen for the purchase of a 40 acre parcel that the City owns located in Miller Creek, contingent upon a 100 foot easement for property that the City still owns that is contiguous and adjacent to the property being sold, and that the City maintain the mineral rights. Further, that staff be directed to prepare the necessary documents for the property transfer and that the money received for the sale be placed into a capital project account with future purposes for the money approved by the Council. Motion seconded by Councilmember Christman and carried.
6. ORDINANCE 2004-002 - Adoption of Price City General Plan
MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that a Public Hearing be held to receive comments on the Price City General Plan. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried. Public Hearing opening at 6:00 p.m. Ken Young, JUB Engineers, explained the process in preparing the
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draft plan. He presented several land use maps identifying the different zones and future areas
for annexation. He also presented a draft, which is a visionary plan for the future development of Price and explained the chapters and what areas they covered. The motto chosen for the City is A Price, The Heart of Utah=s Castle Country@. The mission statement is AThe Mission of Price City Is To Protect and Promote The Welfare of All Citizens By Ensuring Exceptional Service and Leadership Through Communication, Cooperation, Leadership and Creativity@. The vision statement is APrice Will Be A Clean, Friendly Community That Retains Its Safe, Small Town Feel and Charm@. The citizens envision a City that is progressive, unified, rich in heritage and ethnic diversity with economic security and responsive government, quality education, healthy environment, and good medical facilities. Included in the plan is a history of the town of Price and the demographics based on the 2000 census. Mayor Piccolo thanked Mr. Young for his work and information.
Pam Miller and Reese Barrick, CEU Prehistoric Museum, suggested a few minor corrections and additions relating to the information on the museum. The Council concurred with the additions and changes. MOTION. There being no further comments, Councilmember Tatton moved that the Public Hearing close. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried. Public Hearing closed at 6:31 p.m. MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that Ordinance #2004-002, adopting the Price City General Plan be approved, that the Mayor and City Recorder be authorized to execute the ordinance and that it become effective upon publication. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
7. BMX TRACK - Update
Nick Tatton presented an update on the BMX Track. The project is coming along very well. The Public Works group has been working very diligently. The buildings are on the property, and the cement work for the scores stand and registration booth is currently taking place. Bids still need to come in for the fencing. At this point, no one has responded to the ad requesting a concessionaire.
8. ZIONS BANK DOWNTOWN STREET FEST - Request To Close Main Street Approved
Nick Tatton reported that Zions Bank is requesting the closure of Main Street from 100 East to 100 West on July 16 and 17 to conduct a street fest. Carbon Avenue will be open as a throughway. Plans are for vendor booths, sidewalk sales, etc. All of the businesses are very supportive of this event. MOTION. Councilmember Wheeler moved that the request be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember McEvoy and carried.
9. CARBON COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE - Request To Retain Booth Rental
Funds During International Days Celebration
Mayor Piccolo presented a letter from the Carbon County Chamber of Commerce requesting that the funds received from booth rentals for International Days be retained by the Chamber. MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that the request be approved contingent upon the funds flowing through Price City. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
10. ATWOOD SHEETROCK AND STUCCO, INC., G-2 ENTERPRISES - Home Occupied Businesses Approved
MARIE=S CATTERY - Home Occupied Business -Tabled
Councilmember McEvoy reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave a favorable recommendation to the following requests for home occupied businesses with the contingency on Marie=s Cattery that after all kittens have been sold, no more than 3 cats can remain on the premises.
Atwood Sheetrock and Stucco, Inc. - 143 South 100 East, Jeremy Atwood-Owner
Marie=s Cattery - 537 South Carbon Avenue, Marie Blanton-Owner
G-2 Enterprises - 240 East 200 South, Douglas and Lynda Garff-Owners (Telephone and Internet
A discussion ensued on Marie=s Cattery. MOTION. Councilmember McEvoy moved that Atwood Sheetrock and Stucco, Inc. and G-2 Enterprises be approved upon the purchase of a business license. Further, that as the Department of Health has not done an inspection on Marie=s Cattery and clarification needs to be main on bringing outside cats in for resale, that Marie=s Cattery be
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tabled. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
11. MARTY AND MERILEE PRETTYMAN, RAY BRIDGE, CURVES FITNESS CENTER, FAMILY
FLIX VIDEO STORE, DR. SHANE TAYLOR - Conditional Use Permits
Councilmember McEvoy reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave a favorable recommendation to the following requests for Conditional Use Permits.
Marty and Merilee Prettyman - 126 East 400 North - Change of Use (from business to residential rental property)
Ray Bridge - 533 North Cottonwood (above ground pool)
Curves Fitness Center - 95 East Main (business and sign)
Family Flix Video Store - 583 East Main (business and sign)
Dr. Shane Taylor - 690 West Price River Drive - Change of Use (from retail to professional
MOTION. Councilmember McEvoy moved that the requests be approved and that Conditional Use Permits be issued. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
CONSENT ITEMS - MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that Items #12 Through #24 be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Christman and carried.
12. MINUTES - March 9, 2004, March 16, 2004, March 24, 2004, April 8, 2004 - Approved
13. DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - Approval of Grant For Fire
Grant Contract in the amount of $25,000.00 approved for Fire Equipment purchase and authorizing the Mayor and City Recorder to execute contract documents.
14. LIBRARY - Contribution To Vista Program
Approval of contribution of $200 to the Vista Program
15. FIRE DEPARTMENT - Permission To Purchase Compressed Air Foam System
Permission to purchase a Compressed Air Foam System for $48,500.00.
16. POLICE DEPARTMENT - Permission To Purchase Used Police Car
Permission to purchase a used police car for $19,000.00.
17. SHAUNA FASSETT, NICK TATTON, GARY SONNTAG - Travel Approved
Shauna Fassett - Bureau of Criminal Identification TAC Training, May 20, 2004, Salt Lake City, UT.
Nick Tatton - Rural Business Conference, May 24-25, 2004, Richfield, Utah; Utah Department of Water Quality Funding Meeting, April 20, 2004, St. George, Utah
Gary Sonntag - American Public Works Association Emergency Management Training, May 12, 2004, West Valley City, Utah
18. WATER AND SEWER PIPELINE REPLACEMENTS - Contracts Awarded
The committee appointed to evaluate the bids awarded the water replacement bid to TNT General Contractors of Fairfield, Utah for the bid amount which is within budget. The sewer replacement project was awarded to Dwight Peterson & Sons of Riverton, Utah for the bid amount which is within budget.
19. WATER SOURCE PROTECTION - Prima Oil & Gas - City Protest Response Report
Reports from the County informed City staff that Prima Oil & Gas=s proposal to explore and develop wells in T12SR7E above Scofield Reservoir in the Beaver Creek area voluntarily withdrew their application due to an inability to gain access. City staff met with the local Manti La Sal National Forest office on the Prima Oil & Gas permit to explore and develop wells in T14SR7E. The well is in the Huntington Canyon drainage. The well and existing road will not pose a threat to the Scofield
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reservoir drainage. Opposition was voiced by the City that they did not want to see a well field developed in the Scofield Reservoir and Price River drainage because of the sensitive water
resources in the area.
20. NORTH LOOP ROAD - Permission To Proceed With Project
Permission to solicit a request for a proposal from Sunrise Engineering for the design and construction engineering of the North Loop road.
21. FOUR CORNERS COMMUNITY BEHAVIORAL HEALTH - 77 South 600 East - Final Release of
Development Agreement Approved
Final release of Development Agreement in the amount of $9,974.00 to Four Corners Community Behavioral Health.
22. FINANCE DEPARTMENT - Budget Adjustments Approved
Permission to make the following budget adjustments:
$500,000 from Electric Fund to the General Fund
$295,500 from Electric Fund to the Capital Projects Fund
$204,500 from Electric Fund to the General Fund Balance
$295,500 from General Fund to the Capital Projects Fund Balance
23. SWIMMING POOL - Permission To Hire Two Permanent/PT Office Clerks
24. STREETS MAINTENANCE CREW - Report On Emergency Hires of Two Temporary/Full Time
A report was made on the progress in receiving applications, interviews and hiring two temporary full time laborers for the streets maintenance crew.
25. DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - Grant Contract For
Building Renovation - Tabled
MOTION. Councilmember Christman moved that the grant contract from the Department of Community and Economic Development for renovation of the old BLM building be tabled. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.
26. SHARI MADRID, HEATHER WICHMANN - Travel Requests Tabled
MOTION. Councilmember Wheeler moved that the travel requests of Shari Madrid and Heather Wichmann to attend Business Writing and Grammar Skills Training be tabled. Motion seconded by Councilmember McEvoy and carried.
27. EMERGENCY PLANNING - Update
Gary Sonntag reported that he attended an emergency planning meeting at the College of Eastern Utah, which was attended by 25 individuals. The training has gotten off to a good start. Two classes are being taught during the week and one on the week end.
28. PRICE RIVER WATER IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT - Update
Councilmember Wheeler reported that Jeff Richens from Price River Water Improvement District is visiting the elementary schools and educating the children on the process of water. He has a six foot long model depicting the snow on the mountains, the melting process into the lakes, the treatment plant process, etc. The kids seemed to be fascinated by the process.
29. INTERNATIONAL DAYS EVENTS - Update
Councilmember McEvoy reported that the International Days committee is moving right along. They have been working on foreign words that will bring cultures together, such as Afiesta@.
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30. COMPLAINT OF COAL TRUCKS ON SOUTH HIGHWAY 55 - Authorization For Mayor To Answer
MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that Mayor Piccolo be authorized to answer the complaint received from residents living on South Highway 55 pertaining to the coal trucks. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that the Council Meeting adjourn and that a meeting of the Redevelopment Agency convene. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
Meeting adjourned at 7:10 p.m.
Reconvened at 7:17 p.m.
Meeting adjourned at 7:40 p.m.
ATTEST: Joe L. Piccolo, Mayor
Joanne Lessar, City Recorder