Minutes of the Price City Council Meeting

City Hall: Price, Utah

April 25, 2007 5:30 p.m.



Mayor Joe L. Piccolo                       Gary Sonntag, Public Works Director/City Engineer                      

Councilmembers:                             Nick Sampinos, City Attorney

Jeff Nielson                                           John Daniels, Human Resource Director

Richard Tatton                                    Pat Larsen, Finance Director

Jeanne McEvoy                                   Aleck Shilaos, Police Chief

Rick Davis                                            Laurie Tryon, City Recorder

Kathy Hanna-Smith                           Nick Tatton, Community Director


Excused Absence: Bret Cammans-Customer Service Director


Others Present: Carolyn Sanderson, Brandon Sanderson, Ed Shea, Ron Turner, Mark Powell, Christian Hamilton, Larry Jensen, C.J. McManus, Bert and Michelle Bruno, Janel Anast, Paul and Cathy Pugliese, Nancy Cammans, Gopher and Kris Kiahtipes, Bobby Pierce, Officer Shane Henrie, Wyatt Henrie, Kaylee and Jaycee Bruno, Angelica Kiahtipes, Dominique Kiahtipes, Nick Kiahtipes, Officer Brian Judd, Angela Davis, Cody Davis, Dale Davis, Doris Galbraith, Jessica Tucke and Officer Tracy Allred.   


Mayor Piccolo led the Pledge of Allegiance. Roll was called with the above Councilmembers and staff in attendance.

1.             PUBLIC INPUT


Brandon Sanderson and Christian Hamilton presented apologies to the Mayor and City Council for their participation in the graffiti damage to property in Price City. They fully understand the negative effect it had on Price City and the businesses involved. The consequences were very hard on everyone and Mr. Sanderson and Mr. Hamilton promised to make better choices in the future. 




The Mayor and Councilmembers presented an update on the activities and functions in which they have participated.


3.             VISIONARY SERVICE LEADER AWARD – Ed and Jerry Chavez- April 2007

                Ed and Jerry Chavez received the April 2007 Visionary Service Leader Award for their long standing commitment to the community and the youth of the area.


4.             BID OPENING – Water Treatment Plant Emergency Power Backup Generator- Project #2E-2007

Bids as referenced below were received for an electrical power backup generator purchase (Sch. A) and installation (Sch. B) for the Price Canyon water treatment plant. The budget is $50,000 (CIB $40,000 grant and a $10,000 City match). MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved to have  Gary Sonntag form a committee to review the bids and return to Council with recommendations. Motion seconded by Councilmember Nielson. Motion carried.

                                Generator              Const. /Installation             Const./Installation/Generator Set

ECI                          $38,247.00              $30,746.00                              $68,993.00             

Ballard Electric LLC.               $36,068.00              $25,140.00                              $61,208.00

West Star Electric     $87,000.00 (installation of back-up generator)


5.             BID OPENING – Old Central School Building, Project #5C-2007- Demolition

Bids as referenced below were received for the demolition of the Old Central School building at 90 North 100 East, (Sch. A-Demolition; Sch. B-Backfill Hole; Sch. C-Construct parking lot). The Budget is $100,000 (CIB grant $75,000 and a City match of $25,000). Bids can be awarded independently or together.

                MOTION. Councilmember McEvoy moved to appoint Gary Sonntag to form a committee to review the bids and return to Council with recommendations. Motion seconded by Councilmember Davis. Motion carried.

                                                                                Sch. A                    Sch. B                    Sch. C

                MKP Enterprises                                  $49, 9100.00        $24,700.00           n/b                                         

                Nelco Contractors, Inc.                      $83,320.00           $45,637.00           $73,955.00

                B. Hansen Construction Inc.             $54,600.00           $26,800.00           $141,500.00        

                Nielson Construction                          $135,000.00         $32,000.00           $65,000.00


6.             D.A.R.E. ESSAY WINNERS (5th Grade Students from Price City Elementary School


Creekview Elementary – D.A.R.E. Officer Tracy Allred

Officer Allred introduced four students representing Creekview Elementary in the D.A.R.E. program. The students were Nick Kiahtipes, Jaycee Bruno, Cody Davis and Skyler Winder. Jaycee Bruno read her essay to the Mayor and City Council as the representative from Creekview Elementary.


Pinnacle Elementary – D.A.R.E Officer Shane Henrie

Officer Henrie introduced five students representing Pinnacle Academy in the D.A.R.E program. The students were Heather Elder, Dacoda Marshall, Courtney Hunter, Alexis Heugly and Clinton Tucker. Alexis Heugly read her essay to the Mayor and City Council as the representative from Pinnacle Canyon Academy.


Castle Heights- D.A.R.E. Officer Brian Judd

Officer Judd introduced six students representing Castle Heights Elementary in the D.A.R.E. program. The students were Daniel Smith, Sarah Pugliese, Melissa Wood, Kellen Trujillo, Otto McGruff and Lydia Morley. Otto DeGroff read his essay to the Mayor and City Council as the representative from Castle Heights.  


7.             MAIN STREET PROGRAM UPDATE – Nancy Cammans

Nancy Cammans presented an update on the Main Street program. The following activities are coming to Price City and the Main Street merchants: May 5th, Baseball parade- 9a.m. on Main Street. Businesses will host sales and different events for customers; auto sale on mother’s day weekend on Main Street; the Tourism Conference will be held on May 16-18, this will be a huge event in our town with national speakers and an Art Gallery. Nancy’s position with the Main Street program will no longer be funded. She wanted to thank everyone for their support and the opportunity to work in a positive environment. Nancy may work through the contracted services in the near future for the Main Street program.


8.             TENTATIVE BUDGET FOR 2007-2008 FY- Discussion by Mayor Piccolo

Mayor Piccolo presented a tentative budget and summary for Council review.  A tentative budget review is scheduled for April 27th at 7a.m. in the City Council Chambers. MOTION. Councilmember Davis moved to accept the tentative budget for 2007-2008 and move forward to the budget workshop on April 27, 2007. Motion seconded by Councilmember Hanna-Smith and carried.



                Councilmember Nielson reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave a favorable recommendation for the following requests for Home Occupied Permits.



                a.  Stone Toad Waterscapes and Landscaping – 239 North 400 West- Lyle Bauer, Owner-Amendment- Final

                b.  Dunn Plumbing- 883 Molyneux Drive – Kevin Dunn, Owner- Business Office Use Only- Final

                MOTION. Councilmember Nielson moved to approve the Home Occupied Use Permit to include the specific conditions recommended by staff. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton. Motion carried.



                a.  Chris’ Hair Design – 90 West 100 North – Chris Micoz, Owner – Business and Sign –Final

                b.  Price Senior Housing – 1481 East Nelson Lane (150 South) – Community Housing Services – Land  Subdivision – Final

                MOTION. Councilmember Nielson moved to approve the Conditional Use Permits to include the specific conditions recommended by staff. Motion seconded by Councilmember McEvoy. Motion carried.


CONSENT ITEMS- MOTION. Councilmember Nielson moved that items #11 through #23   be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Hanna-Smith and carried. 


11.          MINUTES-

                April 10, 2007   Community Development and Renewal Agency Meeting 


12.          ECONOMIC VITALITY LOAN FUND - Approved Request for Funding


13.          FIRE DEPARTMENT- Fire Brush Truck, Project #1E-2007 Bid -Award Report and Payment Advance

                Bids were received for a new 4x4 Chevrolet 2007 CC5500 4 door Fire Truck cab & chassis and utility bed, Water Tank (300 gal) and specialized Hurst Tools. Budget is $180,000 (CIB $105,000 Grant, $75,000 Loan).  The project was awarded to the low bidders: EVI $119,054.00 for the truck & utility bed; LN Curtis $56,226.00 for the tank and tools. In purchasing the truck and utility bed from EVI the City is required to enter into a purchase agreement and make an interim payment of $46,000 at the time the chassis is received at the EVI factory, with the balance due upon receipt of the truck.  The City has an option to realize a savings of $2,869 with a 75% prepayment of $89,291, with the balance due upon receipt of the truck. LN Curtis will not be able to hold the water tank and Hurst tools for the length of time it will take the truck to be assembled and delivered. In order to avoid a price increase it would be prudent to purchase the tank and tools now for the bid price of $56,226, less a retainage of $1,000 for installation.  The tools can be delivered now and the water tank will be stored until it can be installed in the truck.


14.          STEEL CARPORT STRUCTURES – Project #1C-2007 Change Order #1, Payment #2 (final) for Heritage Building Systems

The three (3) steel 40’x 40’ x 16’ open carport structure materials will be delivered on Friday, April 27, 2007. Payment is due upon receipt. A change order is necessary to reflect the paint added to the roof in the amount of $1,200 for a total project cost of $27,620. A $2,000 deposit was paid to initiate production. The final payment is $25,620.


15.          BUILDING INSPECTION – Sunrise Engineering Contract Building Inspection Partial Payment #8 for March 3, 2007 through April 6, 2007

Sunrise Engineering has invoiced the City for building inspection and plan review services, March 3rd through April 6, 2007, in the amount of $8,035.54.


16.          RESOLUTION 2007-13 Adopt Amendments to Section XX and Section XXI of the Price City Personnel Policies and Procedures Manual


17.          RESOLUTION 2007-14 Adopt a Job Description for the Public Works Secretary


18.          PERSONNEL- Reclassification of Kathy Sherman from Secretary/Receptionist to Secretary of Public Works with Wage Increase of 2%


19.          PRICE CITY POOL – Chemical Resistant Lining for Prevention of Wall Corrosion in the Acid Storage Area


20.          FEE WAIVER – Fee Waiver for Price Alano Club Concert (12 Step Recovery Program Event) on May 19, 2007 in Washington Park


21.          TRAVEL REQUEST –

                Nick Tatton - May 2, 2007- CIB Meeting, SLC


22.          ASSUMPTION GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH – Local Consent Single Event Permit for the Greek Festival held on July 13 and 14th, 2007


23.          COUNTY DONATION – Item Ratified from April 10, 2007 Meeting. Donation to the Carbon County Gun Range of 20 Unused Garbage Cans


24.          MINUTES

                April 10, 2007 Council Meeting


                MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved to approve the April 10, 2007 City Council meeting minutes as amended. Motion seconded by Councilmember McEvoy and carried.


                Item #2, Page 1, line 8 of Public Input – reads, “painted” should read “constructed”.


25.          PRWID – Update by Councilmember Tatton

At the last PRWID meeting the following items were reviewed:

·         New sewer line south of Helper that connects onto the main line-a release on the old line has been received

·         The old easements and lines have been abandoned. The County has chipped the leftover trees and everything looks nice.

·         Reviewing fees or written agreements for government agencies for use of equipment

·         Tax anticipation resolution went into effect.

·         Received proposals from engineering firms for a hydraulic analysis, of the water and sewer systems

·         Treasurer Secretary, Kathy Dahl is retiring. PRWID will be doing interviews.

·         Impact fees being reviewed.


26.          COMMUNITY PROGRESS- Update by Councilmember Hanna-Smith

At the last Community Progress Meeting the following items were reviewed:

·         ASCEU prepared a flyer that would tie into the Adopt-a-Street program. Council approved of the flyer content. All schedules and volunteers will be turned in to Councilmember Hanna-Smith.

·         The new benches to be ordered in the very near future will be placed in front of Party Express and Castle Country Boutique.

·         $5800.00 is still available in the budget.

·         Price City has A-frame signs that are used for International Days. Discussion took place as to whether or not the signs can be used by other organizations. There are two requests for the use of the signs: Gem Show in June and the Tourism Conference in May.

The concern with letting organizations use the signs would be the wear and tear that may occur. Use of the signs will be allowed for the upcoming Gem Show event. The Tourism Conference is a Price City event and the signs can be covered with other material to make the changes. A committee needs to be formed to evaluate this issue as well as the possible fees for the use of banners and pole banners.  It takes the street department a lot of time and manpower to set the signs, banners and A-frame signs. Price City also stores banners for some businesses which may need to be added into the review.


27.          POWER BOARD- Update by Councilmember Tatton

At the last Power Board Meeting the following items were discussed:

·         UAMPS – Unit#3 is moving along.

·         Still waiting on the California environmental and government issues.

·         Rate increase for small commercial users needs to be reviewed.

·         Energy saving programs and ideas to conserve power are being reviewed.

·         Downtown substation project is moving ahead since the survey completion. Easements may be needed. The smaller parts have been ordered for the control building. The transformers will come after the easements are ready.

·         Radio meters have been a savings with many advantages.

·         Estimates received from Rocky Mountain. Power. Working with them on the maintenance contracts for more detailed estimates.

·         Continued work on inventory of power poles.  


Meeting adjourned at 7:22 p.m. for the Community Renewal Meeting

Regular Meeting Reconvened at 7:24 p.m.

Councilmember McEvoy moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:11 p.m.





ATTEST:                                                                                           Joe L. Piccolo, Mayor



Laurie Tryon, City Recorder