April 26, 1995, 5:30 p.m.
Mayor Lou Colosimo
L. Lamond Williams, L. Janet Oliveto, Roy Nikas
Gary Sonntag (City Engineer), Vernon W. Jones (Adminis. Assist.), Joanne Lessar (City Recorder), Pat Larsen (Finance Director), Nick Sampinos (City Attorney), Aleck Shilaos (Chief of Police)
Absent and Excused:
Councilmembers James L. Jensen, Theressa O.
Frandsen, Cobb Johnson (Public Works Director)
Others Present: Paula Lewis, Mike
Bradshaw, Geri Petersen, Karen Bliss, Alonna Cook, Laurie Nelson,
Michael C. Keller, Stacy Berggren
Mayor Colosimo led the Pledge of Allegiance. Roll was called with the
above members in attendance.
1. MINUTES - April 3, 1995
Councilmember Oliveto moved that the minutes of the April 3, 1995 meeting be approved as written. Motion seconded by Councilmember Nikas and carried.
2. MINUTES - April 12, 1995
Councilmember Williams moved that the minutes of the april 12, 1995 meeting be approved as written. Motion s;econded by Councilmember Nikas and carried.
3. PAULA LEWIS, MIKE BRADSHAW - Utah Library Conference
Paula Lewis and Mike Bradshaw, library employees, thanked the Council for the opportunity to attend the Utah Library Association workshop held in Salt Lake.
4. CULTURAL RESOURCE COMMITTEE - Creation
Karen Bliss and Geri Petersen presented a proposal to establish an official cultural resource committee. This committee would be responsible to put together a series of regular programs to be held in the Civic Auditorium and in the Peace Garden during the summer months. Several individuals have indicated a willingness to be members of the committee. The credibility of some of these people are known for having established independent programs on their own. They would like representatives in dancing, music, religious and ethnic groups, the schools, the college and private instructors. This committee would reach out throughout the entire community for talent. Mayor Colosimo thanked Karen and Geri for getting this program started, as this community needs something like this. He asked if any funding would be needed and recommended that $5,000 be budgeted for this. Ms. Bliss stated that she has a pledge of $2,000 from the College of Eastern Utah to help with the program. Councilmember Oliveto recommended that since Price City facilities would be used, that members of this committee be sworn in at the next meeting. Ms. Bliss will provide the names of the committee members. Councilmember Oliveto moved that staff be directed to prepare an ordinance creating the above committee. Motion seconded by Councilmember Nikas and carried.
5. ADDITIONAL ACCESS TO NORTH PRICE SOFTBALL FIELD - Neighborhood Petition
Michael Keller, 865 North 1100 East, discussed the ongoing problems with speeders and the amount of traffic passing through their street to access the North Price Softball Field. He asked that another primary access be built to the softball fields. Since meeting with the Council, the neighborhood attended a County Commission meeting and were told to return to the Council since the majority of the property lies within Price City. They did mention the subject of interagency cooperation to work together to find a satisfactory solution.
Councilmember Nikas reported that following the last meeting, 20 mph speed limit signs were placed on the street, plus an increase in patrols. Some of problems are not entirely from those playing softball, but kids driving up there late at night. He attended a County Commission meeting and brought to their attention the concern over the increase from 18 to 68 softball teams within 3 years. Commissioner Breinholt stated that with the upgrading of the softball fields near the County Fairgrounds, some of the pressure will be taken off of the fields at 1100 East.asfinished at least half of games will be out there. In addition, they will alternate the playing times so the traffic is not all at one time. He received a commitment from Commissioner Breinholt that the Sheriff would work with the Police Chief to set up whatever kind of inforcement is needed to deal with some of these problems.
Councilmember Nikas stated that construction of a road east of the softball fields would cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. Because of the day-to-day traffic 12 months out of the year on Cedar Hills Drive, the City has committed to making this street safer by expanding it. It will cost $850,000 to do this project. They budgeted $50,000 in next years budget, which will only widen it another 500 to 700 feet. The Master Road plan shows an alternate road coming in on the east side of the softball fields. However, there will need to be land acquisitions, plus crossing Meads Wash.
Laurie Nelson stated that the Council made a promise 20 years ago that there would be another access into the ball fields. None of the residents are against the ball teams, they just want a safer street. Councilmember Nikas suggested that since the street is relatively narrow, that parking alongside the curb could be prohibited. This would solve some of the problems. The Council symphathized with the residents, but stated there are no funds to build the secondary access.
6. MARCH OF DIMES WALK-A-THON - Request To Waive Rental Fees For
Washington Park Pavilion and Terrace Hills Park
Councilmember Oliveto moved that rental fees for the pavilion at Washington Park and Terrace Hills Park be waived for the March of Dimes Walk-A-Thon. Motion seconded by Councilmember Nikas and carried.
7. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE - A-Frame Signs - Tabled
Vern Jones reported that the Chamber of Commerce is requesting permission to place 10 A-Frame signs throughout the City to advertise the Black Diamond Stampede. Councilmember Williams moved that the item be tabled and referred to the Planning and Zoning Commission. Motion seconded by Councilmember Nikas and carried.
8. HOME OCCUPIED BUSINESS - Ceramic Den, 260 South 700 West, Dennis R. Marshall-Owner
Councilmember Willimas reported that upon inspection by the Fire Chief and Building Inspector, the Planning and Zoning Commission gave a favorable recommendation to Dennis Marshall to operate a ceramic business from his home located at 260 South 700 West. He moved that the business be approved pending a satisfactory inspection and payment of the business license fee. Motion seconded by Councilmember Nikas and carried.
9. TOM & LAUREL MARINOS, BERNIE & TRACI ERIART, DAN TAMLLOS -
Conditional Use Permits
Councilmember Williams reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave a favorable recommendation for the following conditional use permits.
Tom & Laurel Marinos - New Home Construction In CD Zone at 145 South 7th East
Bernie & Traci Eriart - New Home Construction In CD Zone at 485 East 100 North)
Dan Tamllos - Subdivision of Property For Construction of
New Home (property split at 210 North 5th Avenue)
Councilmember Williams moved that the requests be approved and that conditional use permits be issued. Motion seconded by Councilmember Oliveto and carried.
10. HANS MILLER PROPERTY - Rezoning, 404 South Carbon Avenue
Councilmember Williams reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave a favorable recommendation to Hans Miller to rezone 2 parcels of property located west of the old Mabbutts building at 404 South Carbon Avenue from RM-7 to CD. He moved that upon payment of the fee, that a public hearing be scheduled for this rezoning. Motion seconded by Councilmember Oliveto and carried.
11. HANS MILLER - Conditional Use Permit, Change Of Use - Tabled
In conjunction with Item #10, Councilmember Williams reported that Hans Miller also requested a conditional use permit for a change of use to operate his farm equipment business. This can not be completed until the rezoning takes place. One of the things to be resolved is the establishment of a sidewalk. The Council directed that this item be tabled until the zoning is determined.
12. ARVILLE L. PATTON, KARLENE KALLAS - New Hires
GUS PAPPAS - Rehire
PERMISSION TO HIRE SIX LIFEGUARDS IN SWIMMING POOL
Mayor Colosimo presented the following personnel actions and recommended approval:
a. New Hires
Arville L. Patton, Police Chaplain, Temp/PT
Karlene Kallas, Recreation Specialist, Temp/PT
b. Rehire - Gus Pappas, Cemetery Department, Laborer, Temp/FT
c. Swimming Pool - Permission To Hire Six Lifeguards, Perm/PT
Councilmember Williams moved that the above personnel items be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Oliveto and carried.
13. KEVIN DROLC, SHAUNNA FASSETT, JOE CHRISTMAN, BILL BARNES, JUANITA RICHARD, TOM HARRIS, ED TALLERICO, JOANNE LESSAR, SHARON KLARICH - Travel Approved
Mayor Colosimo presented the following travel requests and recommended approval:
Kevin Drolc, Shaunna Fassett, - Utah Law Enforcement
Intelligence Network Training, May 8, 9, Salt Lake
Joe Christman, Bill Barnes, Juanita Richard, Tom Harris
(Emery County) - Narcotics Officer Association Training,
April 30 - May 3, Salt Lake
Ed Tallerico - Euthanasia Class, May 24, 25, Salt Lake
Joanne Lessar, Sharon Klarich - Business License
Certification Class, May 11, 12, Salt Lake
Councilmember Oliveto moved that the travel be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Williams and carried.
14. UTILITY DISCONNECT/RECONNECT FEES - Temporary Hold On Fee Collection
Councilmember Nikas reported that he and the Utilities Department reviewed the fees currently charged for utility disconnect/reconnect fees. Renters are paying $15 to connect their services and $15 to disconnect. They are receiving complaints from landlords who are having to pay the disconnect fee when tenants move out. In addition, there have been several complaints from residents that leave for the winter (snow birds) and move back for the summer months. Most of those residents have lived here for 30 plus years. The Utility Department is recommending that the disconnect portion of the ordinance be deleted. One of the purposes to assess these fees was to collect revenue to help assist in the cost of meter readers going out to read the meters in and out. Another option is to place an administrative fee on the utility fees. It was recommended to charge a $30 connection fee. There was a concern as how to handle the "snow birds". The Council directed that the item be tabled and a temporary hold be placed on the collection of fees until a solution is reached.
15. RESOLUTION - Cleaning Fee For Peace Garden - Tabled
Vern Jones reported that a resolution adopted regarding usage of the Peace Garden did not include a cleaning fee. He presented an updated resolution setting forth a $25 cleaning fee, $15 of which would be refunded if the occupant demonstrated that the area was cleaned after use. The Council discussed commercial events that were bringing in refreshment wagons and what fee should be charged for using the electrical outlets, plus the parking lot. The Council directed that this item be tabled for further review.
16. LIBRARY REROOF - Permission To Prepare Specifications And Advertise
To Receive Bids
Councilmember Oliveto moved that permission be given to prepare specifications and advertise to receive bids to reroof the library. Motion seconded by Councilmember Nikas and carried.
17. SWIMMING POOL HEATING EQUIPMENT - Permission To Advertise To Receive Bids
Councilmember Nikas moved that permission be given to advertise to receive bids for the swimming pool heating equipment. Motion seconded by Councilmember Williams and carried.
18. WATER EXPANSION PROJECT DESIGN - CRS Consulting Engineers, Inc., - Partial Payment #9
Councilmember Williams moved that Partial Payment #9 in the amount of $11,972.96 be paid to CRS Engineering for work completed to date on the design work for the Water Expansion Project. Motion seconded by Councilmember Nikas and carried.
19. MAIN STREET PROJECT DESIGN (UDOT SMALL URBAN ROAD PROGRAM - The Engineering Group - Partial Payment #2
Councilmember Nikas moved that the invoice in the amount of $18,959.87 submitted by The Engineering Group for the Main Street Project Design be approved and sent to the Utah Department of Transportion for payment. Motion seconded by Councilmember Williams and carried.
20. WATER SYSTEM EXPANSION PROJECT PHASE I (TANKS) - Disclosure of Potential Conflict of Interest (Gary D. Sonntag)
Gary Sonntag presented disclosure of a potential conflict of interest involving one of the pre-qualified contractors selected by CRS Engineering for the Water Expansion Project Phase I. Build Inc., Construction Company, who is one of the contractors, has a principal owner by the name of Richard J. Stromness. Through a property purchase involving Gary's father-in-law Paul O. Huber, Mr. Stromness has a contract with Gary and his wife, Pauline Huber Sonntag, to submit monthly payments to them towards this property purchase. Nick Sampinos stated that no action is needed on this item, but that it should be made a part of the minute record. Councilmember Nikas moved that this information be made a part of the minutes. Motion seconded by Councilmember Williams and carried.
21. UTAH LOCAL GOVERNMENTS TRUST - Medical/Dental Insurance Contract For FY1995/96
Councilmember Williams moved that the medical/dental insurance contract with Utah Local Governments Trust for FY1995/96 be approved and that the Mayor and City Recorder be authorized to execute the document. Motion seconded by Councilmember Oliveto and carried. Councilmember Nikas asked if the City ever puts this insurance contract out to bid. Joanne Lessar reported that the Council was approached several years ago by different companies, and was reviewed by the Council and the employees at that time. It was felt that Utah Local Governments was performing satisfactorally. One of the local governments entities changed and was eventually sorry they did. If you leave ULGT's system, they will not take you back for 3 years. The last increase for insurance premiums was for the year 1993/94.
22. BUSINESS LICENSE APPLICATIONS
The following business license applications were received:
Gary's Towing, 935 East 100 North, Gary Lupo-Owner, Automobile Towing (75.4) $100
The Reception Center, 375 South Carbon Avenue (BTAC), Glenda Ivie-Partner, Caterer (58) $100
School of Seimei-No-Michi, 78 North Carbon Avenue, Nephi James
Thorpe-Owner, Karate Instruction (79.9) $100
Councilmember Nikas moved that the business license applications be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Oliveto and carried.
Councilmember Nikas moved that the meeting adjourn and that the Council Meeting reconvene. Motion seconded by Councilmember Oliveto and carried.
Meeting adjourned at 6:55 p.m.
Reconvened at 7:15 p.m.
Meeting adjourned at 7:18 p.m.
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