Minutes of the
City Hall: Price,
May 9, 2007 5:30 p.m.
Mayor Joe L. Piccolo
Rick Davis Laurie Tryon, City Recorder
Kathy Hanna-Smith Nick Tatton, Community Director
Bonham Brewer led the Pledge of Allegiance. Roll was called with the above Councilmembers and staff in attendance.
1. PUBLIC COMMENT
Wells, Student Government Advisor from the
2. COUNCILMEMBERS REPORT
The Mayor and Councilmembers presented an update on the activities and functions in which they have participated.
Horvath presented a request to the Mayor and City Council for a possible change
to the Land Use Development code. This code change request would be to revise
the Price City Land Use Management and Development Code to permit or allow by
Conditional Use Permit aviaries in the Manufacturing District (MD) Zone.
Mr. Horvath stated that he has 27 years of experience raising birds and is a licensed
falconer. He has recently requested a Conditional Use Permit from Planning and
Zoning which was denied because the zone in which he lives does not permit an
aviary. An aviary would fall under uses which are not available in the current Price
City Land Use code where Mr. Horvath’s lives at 464 E. 400 S. in the MD zone. Planning and Zoning cannot permit the use at
464 E. 400 S. without Council approval to revise the Price City Land Use
Management and Development Code to permit the aviary use in the MD Zone. This issue was brought to the attention of
Planning and Zoning by complaints from surrounding neighbors and the Division
of Wildlife Services. Mr. Horvath’s land
use is non-compliant with the adopted land use ordinance at this time and he
has received citations from the Price City Police Department. Chief Shilaos and City Attorney
5. UTILITY BILL ADVERTISING- Councilmember Hanna-Smith
Councilmember Hanna-Smith would like to finalize the utility bill advertising issue from a previous meeting. She would like to see a maximum of five lines dedicated to the backside of the utility bills for advertising non-profit, local activity information. This would be based on first come first serve to assist a non-profit organization in the advertising of their upcoming event. After some discussion, Council decided to allow the utility bill advertising with the following recommendations:
· Activity will be a non-profit organized activity
· No business or personal names will be allowed in the five lines
· A five line maximum will be the limit
· All advertising will be for the “greater good of the city”
· A checklist needs to be created to meet criteria
· If any activities or request for advertising are in question, the request must go before Council for approval
· Activity must be of a local nature within the Carbon/Emery County area
MOTION. Councilmember Hanna-Smith moved to approve the utility bill advertising five line maximum with the stated recommendations to serve as guidelines for reviewing requests. Motion seconded by Councilmember McEvoy Motion carried.
Sonntag introduced the week of May 20-26, 2007 as National Public Works Week.
The theme is “Public Works: Moving Life Forward”. This week is a time to
recognize the essential role of public works employees in our quality of life.
A community depends on the public works professionals who are always involved
in the planning, design, construction,
administration, service, operation, maintenance and repair of the
infrastructure on which we all depend.
PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION
Councilmember Nielson reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave favorable recommendations for the following requests for Home Occupied Permits.
7. HOME OCCUPIED PERMITS-
a. Steele’s Landscaping- 865 N. Eastwood Dr., Tom and Robyn Steele, Owners- Business- Office Use Only - Final
b. MJ’s Bullhide- 686 N. 100 E., Max Jones, Owner-Business-Office Use Only-Final
MOTION. Councilmember Nielson moved to approve the Home Occupied Use Permits to include the specific conditions recommended by staff. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton. Motion carried.
8. CONDITIONAL USE PERMITS-
a. Subdivision – 1762 E. 500 S., Jared and Paige Haddock, Owners-Subdivision- Final
b. Planned Unit Development- 431 and 435 E. 100 N, Garry Farrell, Owner-PUD-Tabled
Amendment- 1410 E. Airport Road-Masonry Masters, Inc.-
e. Conditional Use Permit Review/Action-Auto Alley, Fred Jones, Owner – (Extension granted for new ownership)- No final action
MOTION. Councilmember Nielson moved to approve the Conditional Use Permits for Masonry Masters and Haddock Subdivision to include the specific conditions recommended by staff. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton. Motion carried.
CONSENT ITEMS- MOTION. Councilmember Hanna-Smith moved that items #11 through #23 on the agenda be approved with items 12, 13, 16 and 21 removed for discussion. Motion seconded by Councilmember Davis and carried. Councilmember Hanna-Smith moved to amend the motion to add item 20 to the list for discussion. Motion seconded by Councilmember Davis. Motion carried.
9. MINUTES –
April 25, 2007- City Council Meeting
April 27, 2007- Special City Council –Tentative Budget Meeting
April 25, 2007- Community Development and Renewal Agency Meeting
May 4, 2007- Council Workshop
10. EMERGENCY PURCHASE- Approval of the Emergency Purchase of a Anode/Cathode Electric Miox Cell #2 for the Water Treatment Plant
The water treatment plant anode/cathode cell has broken down. The Miox Corporation informed staff after inspecting the faulty cell that it would be less expensive to purchase a new cell rather than having the bad cell repaired. The remaining cell #1 is the only backup. The heavy water season has begun and both cells need to be operational. A new cell was purchased on an “Emergency Basis” at a cost of $8,893. This will be taken out of the current water/sewer department budget.
11. BLOCK PARTY – Approval to Close the Road Between 800 North and 700 North at 700 East for a Block Party on May 21, 2007 from 5-9 p.m.
14. CARBON EMERY TELCOM- Approval to Work with Carbon Emery Telcom To Install Several Hot Spot Wireless Access Points at Strategic Locations throughout Price City for Internet Access
wireless access point hot spots will provide internet access to users with
wireless computers in areas such as the
15. BID AWARD- Approval to Award the Bid for the Water Treatment Plant Emergency Power Backup
were received for an electrical power backup generator project at the
AWARD- Authorization to Award the Bid for the Demolition of the
were received for the demolition of the
MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved to adopt the tentative budget and set the date for a Public Hearing for June 13th, 2007 during a City Council meeting. Motion seconded by Councilmember Nielson and carried.
18. HEAT PUMPS AND CONFERENCE CHAIRS – Authorization to use 2006-2007 Remaining Budget from the Building Maintenance Department to purchase 4 heat pumps for installation throughout City Hall and 8 conference room chairs.
Bret Cammans is requesting an additional $3500.00 to purchase electronic wipe boards and chairs for the Mayor’s conference room. The money would come from the remaining amount in the Building and Maintenance Department 2006-2007 budget. MOTION. Councilmember Hanna-Smith moved to approve the use of 2006-2007 remaining budget funds for the purchase of heat pumps, chairs and wipe boards. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.
19. POLICE DEPARTMENT- Authorization to Create an “Uncertified Officer Hiring Roster” for One Year Based off the Last Hiring Board that was Conducted in April 2007
Councilmember Tatton commented that during the hiring process of the recent police officer position, the hiring committee was instructed that the roster was no longer going to be kept for the Police Officer hiring process. Police Chief Shilaos stated that the roster from this last process would have one applicant left on it who had been tested with a written exam, physical exam, spelling/grammar test, typing and practical test and passed them all. If the roster is left in place, the next hiring process would have this person as a candidate (already tested) as well as a list of applicants that would apply to choose from. The next hiring committee could evaluate and review the roster and the current applicants at one time and choose from all of them. The roster does not guarantee a position but saves the City money on testing and reviewing the same qualified person again if he or she should apply. The roster serves as a resource pool to the hiring process. MOTION. Councilmember McEvoy approved the Uncertified Officer Hiring Roster with the change of “Roster” to read “Pool”. Motion seconded by Councilmember Hanna-Smith. Motion carried with a 4 to 1 vote.
Councilmember Tatton Naye Councilmember Hanna-Smith Aye
Councilmember McEvoy Aye
Councilmember Nielson Aye
Councilmember Davis Aye
20. PRWID-Update by Councilmember Tatton
· District looking at requesting proposals for a hydraulic analysis of its systems
· Water share additions- 900 shares leased to date
· Fairgrounds road new development- new developer would put in waterline if PRWID buys pipe
· Conoco Phillips is considering placement of a new gas well east of PRWID office
· Helper agreement is in place
· 32 applications for secretary/treasurer position received- May 21st interviews
· Board reviewing policy for use of equipment by employees
21. COMMUNITY PROGRESS by Councilmember Hanna-Smith
· Yard of month- first round of judging for commercial and residential underway
· Blighted areas are being reviewed- complaints from citizens
· New sign for entrance has been sent in to company for printing
· Business recognition: Intermountain Electronics will be given an award on May 29th at 1:30 p.m.
· Adopt-a-Street- Parrot Group will be adopting an area near Kmart
Benches have been
· Next meeting will be on May 31st, 2007
22. INTERNATIONAL DAYS-Update by Councilmember Nielson
Everything is running on schedule and within budget. A Grand Marshall has been chosen. There will be two movies on Friday and Saturday nights. Bands will be entertaining both days.
23. UNFINISHED BUSINESS:
a. Committee Review for Street Banners, Signs and A-Frame Signs
Meeting adjourned at 8:00 p.m. for the Community Development and Renewal Agency Meeting
Regular Meeting Reconvened at 8:01 p.m.
Councilmember McEvoy moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:15 p.m.
Joe L. Piccolo, Mayor
Laurie Tryon, City Recorder