April 28, 1999, 5:30 p.m.
1. MINUTES - April 7, 1999
MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that the minutes of the April 7, 1999 meeting be approved as written. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
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 5:31 p.m.
Redevelopment Agency Minutes
Reconvened at 5:32 p.m.
2. LETTER CARRIERS FOOD DRIVE - Proclamation
Mayor Colosimo reported that he has proclaimed Saturday, May 8, 1999, as Letter Carriers Food Drive Day in Price. The proclamation will be delivered to employees of the U.S. Postal Service.
3. PLEASANT VALLEY DAYS - Contribution Approved
MOTION. Councilmember Wheeler moved that a on hundred dollar ($100,00) plus 25 wave pool passes be contributed to Pleasant Valley Days at Scofield. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
4. COLLEGE OF EASTERN UTAH - Master Plan
Karen Bliss, representing the College of Eastern Utah, presented information pertaining to their Master Plan, which is a flexible guideline for the development of future facilities. She presented a sketch indicating the proposed renovation, demolition, and expansion.
5. INTERNET AND E-MAIL FOR CARBON RECREATION, CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND TRAVEL COUNCIL - Tie In With Price City Equipment
Councilmember Tatton discussed the need for Carbon Recreation to have access to the internet and e-mail. The fiberoptics and related equipment are already in their building, so it would be easy for Bob Potts, Information Systems Director, to tie this into the City's existing equipment. He also recommended that the Chamber of Commerce and the Travel Council be included. MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that Mr. Potts be directed to tie the above three entities into the City's equipment for the internet and e-mail. Motion seconded by Councilmember Piccolo and carried.
6. VICTORIAN SCENTED CANDLE COMPANY - Home Occupied Business Approved
Councilmember Piccolo reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave a favorable recommendation to Maurine Nelly Henry to operate the Victorian Scented Candle Company at her home located at 859 North 700 East. MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that the business be approved upon obtaining a business license. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
7. PIZZERIA - Conditional Use Permit Approved
Councilmember Piccolo reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission reviewed a request by Terry Fry to operate a take out pizza business and to place a sign at 55 South 700 East. The Commission reviewed stipulations that were placed on Cadillac Jacks, another business owned by Terry Fry located north of the proposed Pizzeria. They recommended approval of the business and sign for the Pizzeria, but stipulated that Mr. Fry be given 30 days to install gravel on the parking lot located south of Rosie's Deli and that it be paved by September 1st, 2000. MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that the Pizzeria and sign be approved per the above stipulations. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
8. JEFF RICHENS - Closure Of 300 West 200 North Street Approved
Councilmember Piccolo reported that the Commission reviewed the request of Jeff Richens to close 300 West 200 North Street. After some discussion, it was recommended that the street be closed to vehicles only, that pedestrian traffic be permitted, and that pipe restraints be placed at the bottom and top of the hill. Planning and Zoning recommended that the property owner be burdened with the expense to place the pipes. Property owners who live within the vicinity were present at the meeting and were in favor of the closure. MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that the street be closed to vehicular traffic and that staff be directed to prepare a resolution to that effect for the next meeting. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
9. BUDGET FOR FY1999/2000 - Update
Pat Larsen presented an update to the proposed budget for FY1999/2000. She contacted the financial advisors at First Security Bank regarding a $7 million loan to replace the water transmission system. They informed her that before the City can go into debt, it needs a 1.25% coverage with revenues over our debt after operation and maintenance expenses. The payments on a $7 million loan would be $550,000 per year for 20 years. In order to do this project, water rates would need to be increased 33%. She recommended raising rates slowly instead of all at once. In the proposed budget, she increased sewer rates by $2.00/month, but did not increase water rates. The Council directed that an increase in water rates of 5% be included in the proposed budget for FY1999/2000 and that they be dedicated to the water transmission system.
The Council discussed replacement of the wave pool bubble. Gary Sonntag, along with Councilmember Wheeler and Scott McDonald, will look at different options. The Council directed that $250,000 be placed in the budget to cover a new wave pool bubble. The Council also directed Pat to take $21,000 out of fund balance to balance the budget for the Price Community Complex.
10. HEATHER WICHMANN, SAM WHITE, WATER DEPT., SHOP DEPT. - Travel Approved
Mayor Colosimo presented the following travel requests:
- Heather Wichmann - Radix Utility Users Conference, Salt Lake, May 11-14.
- Sam White - American Backflow Prevention Association (Cross Connection Control Workshop), Bryce Canyon, Utah, May 14.
- Water Dept. Operator - Training On Jet Rodder Vacuum Sewer Cleaner, August 11-12, Streator, Illinois
- Shop Dept. Mechanic - Training On Jet Rodder Vacuum Sewer Cleaner, September 13-15, Streator, Illinois
- Water Dept. (3 personnel), and Fleet/Shop Dept. (2 personnel) - Training In Operation and Maintenance of Jet Rodder Vacuum Sewer Cleaner, May 19 and 20, Salt Lake
MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that the travel be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
11. PRICE RIVER WATER IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT ORDINANCE #1999-1 - Approved By City Council
Councilmember Denison presented an updated version of Price River Water Improvement District's Ordinance #1999-1, establishing minimum standards for all commercial connections discharging sewage and waste water into the publicly owned treatment works operated by the Price River Water Improvement District. Per Price City's request, the language was changed to reflect involvement with the local jurisdiction's building or water/sewer departments. MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that Price City support this ordinance and that PRWID be informed of that approval. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.
12. ERIK PETERSON, RICHARD OLIVER - New Hires Approved
Keith Wight presented the following new hires:
Eric Petersen, Richard Oliver - Water Treatment Plant, Temporary/FT
MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that the new hires be approved. Motion seconded by councilmember Nikas and carried.
13. CUSTODIAN - Permission To Advertise
MOTION. Councilmember Nikas moved that permission be given to advertise for a permanent/full time custodian. Motion seconded by Councilmember Piccolo and carried.
14. HEATHER WICHMANN - Reclassification
Keith Wight presented and recommended the following reclassification:
Heather Wichmann - Utilities Dept. Meter Reader, from Temporary/Full Time to Permanent/Full Time effective May 3rd. MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that the reclassification be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
15. GARY SANCHEZ, KELLY JONES, MIKE RUDEN - New Hires Approved
Keith Wight presented the following new hires:
- Gary Sanchez - Maintenance Dept., Laborer, Temporary/FT
- Kelly Jones - Swimming Pool, Office Clerk, Temporary/FT
- Mike Ruden - Cemetery, Laborer, Temporary/FT
MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that the new hires be approved effective May 3rd. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
16. RESOLUTION #99-06 - Adoption of A Pay Plan Schedule
Keith Wight presented Resolution #99-06, adopting a policy for consistency in reviews and pay increases for Price City employees and adoption of a pay plan schedule granting pay increases on the employees anniversary of their hire date. MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that Resolution #99-06 be approved and that the Mayor and City Recorder be authorized to sign the resolution. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.
17. SWIMMING POOL - Program Schedule, Discussion On Wage Adjustments
Scott McDonald presented a tentative schedule of increased programs for the swimming/wave pool for the balance of this year. He also discussed wage adjustments for employees of the swimming/wave pool, and reviewed the different job descriptions, such as a Lifeguard, a Lifeguard with WSI certification, a Lifeguard teaching swimming lessons, and a Senior Guard. He presented a comparison of wages with other pools within the State. The Council felt that in order to adjust wages, revenues will need to be increased to offset the adjustment.
18. UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY - Test Site For Vegetation Approved
Gary Sonntag reported that representatives from Utah State University contacted him requesting that the City participate in a test site to grow different varieties of grass to see what will thrive in this area. Gary recommended a 30' X 30' area at the old Reeves School, which would also clean up this lot. It is anticipated that this work will take place this fall when the weather is cooler. He requested permission to pursue this. MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that the request be granted. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.
19. STREET ROLLER - Permission To Purchase Approved
Gary Sonntag reported that a new street roller has been budgeted to replace the City's existing 1979 roller that is aging and becoming a continuous repair problem. Brian Allred, Fleet Supervisor, has located a used 1997 roller at Scott Machinery. The cost of the used roller, including trade-in of the existing roller and three year extended warrantee, is $20,480. He requested permission to purchase the used roller. MOTION. Councilmember Nikas moved that the purchase be approved including the trade in and purchase of extended warrantee. Motion seconded by Councilmember Piccolo and carried.
20. ADELAIDO HERNANDEZ - Completion Of Street Improvements, 530 South 200 East - Permission To Draw On Cashiers Check
Gary Sonntag reported that approximately one year ago, Adelaido Hernandez completed a Development Agreement to construct the necessary street improvements and sidewalk by May 13, 1999. To date, they have not finished these improvements. In the event they do not put these in, he asked permission to draw on the cashiers check. MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that the request be granted. Motion seconded by Councilmember Piccolo and carried.
21. OLD CITY COUNCIL CHAIRS - Permission To Declare Surplus and Advertise For Sale
Gary Sonntag reported that the old City Council chairs are currently being used in the Conference Room at the Public Works Complex. These chairs are old and will be replaced. He requested permission to declare the old chairs surplus and allow them to be sold for $20/each. MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that the request be granted. Motion seconded by Councilmember Nikas and carried.
22. FLOYD AND PATRICIA MACKLEY - 180 East 600 South, Development Agreement With Frank Marquez
Gary Sonntag reported that Frank Marquez, contractor, would like to complete an agreement with the City for the completion of the street improvements (sidewalk) on behalf of Floyd and Patricia Mackley. He has submitted a cashiers check in the required amount of $2,200. Gary recommended that the City approve the agreement. MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that the agreement with Mr. Marquez be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Nikas and carried.
23. ELK RIDGE SUBDIVISION PLAT B AMENDMENT - Revision of Plat A (Irrigation Easement)
Gary Sonntag reported that the Elk Ridge Subdivision Plat B Amendment was approved contingent upon receiving an irrigation easement. That easement has been completed and signed by the property owners involved. He will proceed with completing the plat. MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that as the irrigation easement has been completed, that the Plat B Amendment to the Elk Ridge Subdivision be approved, and that the Mayor and City Recorder be authorized to sign the plat. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.
Meeting adjourned at 8:00 p.m.