City Council Meeting
May 8, 2008 - 7 a.m.
Present: Mayor Joe Piccolo
Jeff Nielson Nick Tatton
Richard Tatton John Daniels
Councilmember Tatton questioned the transient room tax as to whether the amount was $67,000 or $71,000. Pat stated that it was averaged out and would be reviewed by the finance department before final budget.
Building Inspector position is budgeted for $47,500 which includes negotiated rate and the cost of living for this year.
Professional Services line item is used for projects that cannot be completed within the Building Inspector’s knowledge.
Mayor Piccolo led a discussion on possible impact fees for future
projects coming into
A future project mentioned by Councilmember Davis would be a permanent roof structure for the Wave Pool. He suggested using the Zap Tax for possible funding. The energy study from Siemen Co. will help to decide what type of cover the pool will need. Pat Larsen stated that the Zap Tax is for infrastructure projects, not maintenance.
Councilmember Hanna-Smith discussed the health insurance
savings that Price City received for efforts on the part of employees to stay
healthy and use their benefits wisely. Employees are thinking about their
healthcare and using better behavior and choices when it comes to their health.
She hopes that
The Youth Council of Price City was discussed and Councilmember Jeff Nielson will begin the process of recruitment and coordination of an area youth council.
The Community Progress Committee will be allowed to carry over funds from last year to complete projects with money left over.
Department Head Requests:
Building Supplies and possible carpet repairs or replace $10,000
Training for employees $1,000
Safety Shoes $200
Road Materials both years $3,000
Actual cost for sewer T.V. $6,000
Used truck for meter readers $2,000
Temporary meter reader $5,900
Anticipated new construction $50,000
Replace mercury vapor lights $5,000
Street lights and poles $8,000
Pat Larsen stated that the City is $493,000 out of balance. Funds will be taken from the general fund and re adjusted at mid-year balancing.
General fund- beginning of 2007-08 $1,032,860
Budgeted use of general fund balance $493,812
The use of general fund balance to this extent would make the general fund go below the statutory limit by 2010.
The increase from Rocky Mountain Power will also be coming and will need to be reviewed as part of the budget.
Discussion took place on ways for each department to become more efficient in the services they provide and more economical ways to run their departments. Each department needs to review their expenditures. Possible rate increases of 5% for required fees may need to be reviewed for updates. A letter will be sent to all supervisors to evaluate their departments.
Meeting adjourned at 9:30 a.m.