Minutes of the Price City Council Meeting
City Hall: Price, Utah
April 28, 2004, 5:30 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 Nick Tatton, Community Director
Richard Tatton Aleck Shilaos, Chief of Police
Excused: Gary Sonntag, Public Works Director/City Engineer
John Procarione Max Jones Becky Jones Lamond Arnold
Francis Duzenack Marie Blanton Richard Shaw Natanis Via
Seth Chiaretta Patti Pierce Debbie Pappas Bill Curtis
Mayzell King LaVell King Debbie Sartori Brenda Pappas
Mayor Piccolo led the Pledge of Allegiance. Roll was called with the above members in attendance.
1. PUBLIC INPUT - Natanis Vea - Local Interagency Council (Use of Peace Garden)
Natanis Vea, Local Interagency Council, discussed plans to conduct a tobacco carnival/tobacco prevention event at the Peace Gardens on Saturday, May 15, 2004, between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. She requested that the fees be waived for rental of the Peace Gardens as the Local Interagency Council is a non-profit organization. This activity is free to the public and is being held to educate the community about the harmful effects of tobacco. In addition to the educational booths, there will be game booths, activities on the grass, music and food. The Council gave verbal approval and asked Ms. Vea to complete an application for rental fee waiver.
2. PUBLIC INPUT - Lamont Arnold - Complaint On Noise, Dust, ATV Riders On 8th North 400 East
Lamont Arnold, 875 North 400 East, presented a petition signed by 24 residents living in the area of 8th North and 400 East, requesting assistance in controlling individuals who ride motorcycles, ATVS, etc., in the area east of 400 North and at the end of 800 North, which is privately owned and undeveloped. This has been going on for several years with the number of vehicles increasing each year. They create dust, noise, drive at a high speed, and are a danger for small children . They do not object to the riders and their machines, but would like them to not ride within 300 feet of their residents, not loiter or litter and ride after dark. One of the signatures on the petition is the property owner. When the Police Department is called, they send a patrolman and he talks to the kids. It seems to help. Mr. Arnold presented a copy of a sign they have prepared which will be posted on the property. He stated that the City=s cooperation and assistance in restoring peace and tranquility in this area will be greatly appreciated. Police Chief Aleck Shilaos stated that his department is currently in the process of preparing similar signs that will be placed in this same area. He will follow up on it Mayor Piccolo thanked Mr. Arnold and asked him to inform the City if there are any improvements after the signs have been installed.
3. COUNCILMEMBERS REPORT - Update
The Mayor and Councilmembers provided updates on the subjects and committees that they administer
Councilmember Denison joined the meeting at 6:10 p.m.
4. MARIE=S CATTERY - Temporary Conditional Use Permit Approved
The Council discussed Marie=s Cattery, 537 South Carbon Avenue, that was tabled from the last meeting. Francis Duzenack stated that he had visited the owner=s house and found it to be clean. There were no foul odors as had been previously reported. The Planning and Zoning Commission stated that there were to be strictly cats, but he did find two dogs in the back yard. Councilmember Denison asked about the numbers of animals that an individual can have and referred to bulls that he has seen on the east side of Price. Francis stated that horses and cows
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and a smaller amount of sheep are allowed per the Animal Control Ordinance with a maximum of four in any combination. Marie Blanton, owner of Marie=s Cattery, stated that she has only three cats and they do not go outside. Nobody sees the cats. Debbie Pappas spoke against the business of breeding cats and stated that numerous complaints of animal abuse have been reported against this individual. She read a letter from Pattie Pierce, Carbon County Animal Control, who was also against the breeding of cats. These cats are kept in small cages and are not allowed to go outside. The animal shelter has 35-40 cats for adoption. They have any breed or AKC registered that anyone wants. One cat or kitten is euthanized daily. Debbie Sartori also spoke against the cattery. Mayor Piccolo stated that the Humane Society has some concerns about this business. They feel that the animals are not cared for properly. Councilmember Christman asked if there is knowledge that these cases have been substantiated? Debbie Pappas stated that in one instance she was told that Thayn=s Veterinary office received cats from this location that were in poor condition, mangy looking and sick with runny noses. Police Chief Aleck Shilaos stated that the only way inspections can be made is if there is a permit issued. Mayor Piccolo strongly suggested a conditional use permit. MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that the home occupied business be denied. Motion seconded by Councilmember Christman. Councilmember McEvoy presented a substitute motion and moved that the home occupied business be denied and that a temporary 30 day conditional use permit be granted. Further, that a committee, consisting of herself, Councilmember Denison, Francis Duzenack, Byron Allred, and Patty Pierce, be appointed to develop conditions for the Conditional Use Permit. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried with the following vote.
Councilmember Wheeler - Aye Councilmember Denison - Naye
Councilmember Tatton - Aye Councilmember McEvoy - Aye
Councilmember Christman - Aye
5. BID OPENING - Indoor Pool Plumbing Replacement, #3C-2004 - Committee Appointed
The following bids were received for the Indoor Pool Plumbing Replacement:
O=Brien Plumbing, Price, Utah $ 74,200.00
Stilson & Sons Const., Orangeville, Utah $ 72,283.00
U.S. Mechanical Limited Co., Salt Lake City, Utah $ 32,836.00
C.E.M. Sales, Salt Lake City, Utah $ 74,481.00
MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that a commitee, comprised of Councilmember Wheeler, Gary Sonntag, Jerry Wright, John Procarione, Brem Cammans, Tamara Gray, and Pat Larsen, be appointed to review the bids and that a recommendation be brought back to the Council. Motion seconded by Councilmember Christman and carried.
6. BID OPENING - Paint Exterior Steel Backwash Tank, #4C2004 - Committee Appointed
The following bids were received for the painting of the Exterior Steel Backwash Tank
Keene Coatings, Salt Lake City, Utah $ 59,850.00
State Painting Company, Inc, Salt Lake City, Utah $ 64,953.00
MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that a committee, comprised of Councilmember Christman, Gary Sonntag, Jerry Wright, John Procarione, Sam White, Ron Brewer, and Pat Larsen, be appointed to review the bids and report back to the Council as to where the funds will be appropriated from. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
7. VISIONARY SERVICE LEADER AWARD - Stephen Cha, Pam Cha - Struck
8. ORDINANCE 2004-002 - Adoption of Certain Replacement Codes
Nick Sampinos presented Ordinance #2004-002, adopting certain replacement codes including the International Plumbing Code, International Mechanical Code, National Electrical Code, Uniform Code For The Abatement of Dangerous Buildings, International Fire Code, Uniform Fire Code, International Building Code, Uniform Building Code, International Energy Conservation Code, Model Energy Code, Federal Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standard Act, Manufactured Home Installations, International Residential Code, and Uniform Housing Code Francis Duzenack provided an explanation of the codes. MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that Ordinance #2004-02 be adopted, that the Mayor and City Recorder be authorized to sign the ordinance and that it become effective upon publication. Motion seconded by
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Councilmember Christman and carried.
9. BLUEBIRD DAYCARE - Economic Vitality Loan Fund Approved
Nick Tatton reported that the Loan Review Committee is recommending approval of a $3,000, 5.75% APR, 15 month loan to Clorinda Cordova, Bluebird Daycare, for start-up and operation of a local daycare facility. MOTION. Councilmember Wheeler moved that the loan be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Christman and carried.
10. BECKY=S BREWS - Economic Vitality Loan Fund Approved
Nick Tatton reported that the Loan Review Committee is recommending approval of a $10,000, 7.25% APR, 24 month loan to Max Jones for remodeling and relocation expenses for Becky=s Brews. MOTION. Councilmember Wheeler moved that the loan be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.
11. PAT SUMMERALL PRODUCTIONS - Financial and Staff Participation Approved
Nick Tatton requested permission to participate financially and with staff time in a promotional project sponsored by the Pat Summerall Productions. This project is to promote Price City and the surrounding community. There is a potential for project costs to be approximately $28,000. Mayor Piccolo stated that Price City was chosen as one of the top 3 cities in Utah for this promotional event. More than 50% of these costs have been committed from sources outside of Price City. It will be a community affair when paying and participating in it. He had a chance to review the web site of another City that was selected, and it was very professional and top notch. He encouraged the Council to approve it. MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that the project be approved with the appropriate contract and acceptance of outside donations to help fund the project. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
12. ADVENTURES IN LEARNING PRE-SCHOOL - Home Occupied Business - Struck
13. HINDLEY PANELS - Home Occupied Business Approved
Councilmember McEvoy reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave a favorable recommendation for a one year temporary home occupied business to James Hindley, 513 South Carbon Avenue, to construct horse panels. MOTION. Councilmember McEvoy moved that the home occupied business be approved upon the purchase of a business license. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
14. THE SILVER AND GIFT SHOP - Conditional Use Permit - Struck
15. WARMING HEARTS CATERING, BECKY=S BREWS - Conditional Use Permits Approved
Councilmember McEvoy reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave a favorable recommendation to the following requests for Conditional Use Permits.
Warming Hearts Catering - 375 South Carbon Avenue (Business)
Becky=s Crews - 17 East Main (Change of use and relocation)
MOTION. Councilmember McEvoy moved that the requests be approved and that Conditional Use Permits be issued. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
16. STEVE=S WESTERN TRANSMISSION - Conditional Use Permit Approved
Councilmember McEvoy reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave a favorable recommendation to Steve=s Western Transmission for a Conditional Use Permit for a change of use to discontinue the sale of cars contingent upon the following:
Lot cleaned by June 14
A maximum of 15 vehicles kept on the property and in an orderly fashion, which are cars waiting for parts.
No vehicles to be stored on the property for parts; that they be stored elsewhere out of city boundaries.
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MOTION. Councilmember McEvoy moved that the conditional use permit be issued per the above contingencies. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
17. ROBERT MILLER PROPERTY - Drainage Easements Received
Mayor Piccolo reported that he met with Robert Miller to resolve the drainage issues on two parcels of property that Mr. Miller owns which are located off of Meads Wash in east Price and at approximately 300 West 400 South. Mr. Miller has signed two easements authorizing the City to place drainage pipe across his property. City Attorney Nick Sampinos stated that the appropriate payments were made for the easements and that they were recorded at the County Recorder=s office. One issue that needs to be acknowledged is that as part of the easement, Price City has agreed to allow Mr. Miller access to the installed drainage pipe if and when he develops his property. This agreement will be placed in writing for Mr. Miller to present to the Planning and Zoning Commission for future development.
CONSENT ITEMS - MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that Items #18 Through #30 be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.
18. MINUTES - April 13, 2004
19. MUNICIPAL BUILDING AUTHORITY - Articles of Incorporation Approved
20. LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL PARADE APPROVED - May 1, 2004
21. GREEK FESTIVAL DAYS - Single Event Liquor Permit - July 9 and 10, 2004
22. LOCAL DEALERSHIP CAR SHOW - 1st East Closed Between Main Street and 1st South and Main
Street and 1st North, May 13-15, 2004
23. SHANE HENRIE, MANUEL ESCOTO - Travel Approved
Shane Henrie - Cyber Crime Conference, May 13, 14, Salt Lake City, Utah
Manual Escoto - Children=s Justice Symposium, June 1-3, 2004, Midway, Utah
24. UTAH NATIONAL GUARD LOCAL UNIT DEPLOYMENT - Continuation to Pay Utility Fees
25. INTERSTATE AND INTRASTATE TELEPHONE SERVICE - Permission To Change From Tel-America To MCI
26. LIBRARY VIDEO RENTALS - Permission To Adjust Fees and Schedule
Permission to adjust schedule for checkout date for video rentals from three to seven days and raise the fine from $.50 cents to $1.00 per video per day.
27. ANNUAL CITY AUCTION 2004 - Items Declared Surplus and Authorized For Sale
28. SHOP DEPARTMENT EQUIPMENT REPAIR - Diesel Pump
A leak on a diesel pump was repaired in the Shop Department. The State required the City to perform a soils test, which indicated that no further testing or remedial action was needed. Payment was made to Underwood Environmental in the amount of $3,010.99.
29. PRICE CITY PUBLIC WORKS WEEK - May 16-22, 2004 (Theme A24/7, Focused On Our Community@)
30. I.S. DEPARTMENT - Permission To Purchase New Server For Public Works Complex
The upgrade would be an HP XEON single processor 2.8ghz, 1.2gig memory, 72gig high speed 10,000 rpm drives.
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31. NEW HIRES - Jared Wichmann, Savannah Wilson, Erika Flower, Daniel Gibson, Ashly Spillman, Rebecca Curtis, Lara Cook, Amanda Mckell, Christopher Hatch, Kimberly Capalbo, Jacob Mantz
NATHAN NORTON - Rehire
CASSIE CHRISTMAN, HEIDI MILLER - Promotions
Bret Cammans presented the following promotions, rehire and new hires and recommended approval.
Cassie Christman, Heidi Miller - From Lifeguard to Head Lifeguard, Perm/PT
Nathan Norton - Swimming Pool, Lifeguard, Perm/PT
Jared Wichmann, Savannah Wilson - Swimming Pool, Office Clerks, Temp/PT
Erika Flower, Daniel Gibson, Ashlyn Spillman, Rebecca Curtis, Lara Cook, Amanda McKell, Christopher Hatch, Kimberly Capalbo, Jacob Mantz - Swimming Pool, Lifeguards, Perm/PT
MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that the promotions, rehire and new hires be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried. Councilmember Christman abstained from voting.
32. INTERNATIONAL DAYS - Update
Councilmember McEvoy reported that planning for the International Days event is going well. The committee is working hard and there is another meeting scheduled this next Saturday. Nick Tatton reported that the Carbon County Restaurant Tax committee declined the application for funding for International Days in the amount of $7,000 and referred it back to the committee. The committee recommended funding in the amount of $2,500.
Meeting adjourned at 7:50 a.m.
ATTEST: Joe L. Piccolo, Mayor
Joanne Lessar, City Recorder