Minutes of The Price City Council Meeting

City Hall: Price, Utah

May 12, 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

     Richard Tatton                                              Nick Tatton, Community Director

     Jeanne McEvoy                                            Aleck Shilaos, Chief of Police

     Joe Christman                                              Bret Cammans, IS Dept. Supervisor


Excused: Councilmember Stephen L. Denison

   Gary Sonntag, Public Works Director/City Engineer


Others Present:

     John Procarione                    Stephen P Cha              Joshua Cha                   Pamela M. Cha

     Stephanie Cha                      Barbara Terry                 Dale L. Terry                  Marion Cha

     Joseph A. Cha                      Britni Greenwood           Jolene Greenwood          Alfred Richens

     Seth Chiaretta                      Krystle Noyes                Michele Tatton               Jordan Tatton

     Kelsey Tatton                       Karin Odendahl              Raelynne Colton-Romero

     Mary Odendahl                     Carrie Peck                   Duston Cook                 Carl Berggren


Mayor Piccolo led the Pledge of Allegiance.  Roll was called with the above members present.


 1.         PUBLIC INPUT - Dale Terry - Driveway Issue


Dale Terry, 1290 East 300 North, asked the Council to correct a problem with his driveway that was created when Cedar Hills Drive was resurfaced approximately four years ago.  Cedar Hills Drive is much lower than his driveway and his cars hit bottom when he drives into his yard.  Mayor Piccolo and the Council assured Mr. Terry that the problem will be corrected as quickly as possible.  A meeting will be scheduled between Mr. Terry, Mayor Piccolo, the Building Inspector and the Public Works Director.


 2.         PUBLIC INPUT - Request For Soccer Field


Jolene Greenwood and Michelle Tatton approached the Council to ask that they consider constructing a soccer field.  They have traveled around the state for soccer tournaments and feel if a field was constructed, that tournaments could be held in this community.  Mayor Piccolo stated that the Council recognizes the need for recreation for youth.  He suggested that a committee be formed to locate a site and find out what kind of funding is needed for this type of facility.  Councilmember Tatton suggested that Ms. Greenwood and Ms. Tatton contact Steve Christensen and Frank Ori of the Carbon County Recreation Department.   They both can do a lot of leg work and would be very supportive of a soccer field.


 3.         PUBLIC INPUT - Marie Blanton - Statement Pertaining To Cattery


Marie Blanton, owner of Maries Cattery, invited the Council to visit her residence and inspect the premises and to bring Debbie Pappas with them.  She referred to an item that appeared in the local newspaper, the Sun Advocate, regarding the statements that were made by Debbie Pappas at the Council Meeting of April 28th, 2004.  She expressed concern of what was printed in the newspaper and the telephone calls she is receiving.  She does not want to put up with this type of harassment.                 




The Mayor and Councilmembers provided updates on the subjects and committees that they administer.     


 5.         BID OPENING - Indoor Pool Plumbing Replacement Re-Bid, #3C-2004 - Committee Appointed


The following bids were received for the re-bid of the Indoor Pool Plumbing Replacement.    


U.S. Mechanical, Inc., Pleasant Grove, Utah                    -                       $ 51,997.00

C.E.M. Sales & Service, Salt Lake City, Utah                   -                       $ 52,300.00

Stilson & Sons Construction, Inc., Orangeville, Utah         -                       $ 69,782.00

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O=Brien Plumbing & Heating, Inc., Price, Utah                  -                       $ 69,750.00


MOTION.   Councilmember Tatton moved that a committee, comprised of Councilmember Wheeler, Gary Sonntag, Jerry Wright, Bret Cammans, Tamara Gray, and Pat Larsen, be appointed to review the bids and if they are within the budget, that they be authorized to award the bid and if not, that they be brought back to the Council.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Christman and carried.


 6.         VISIONARY SERVICE LEADER AWARD - Stephen and Pam Cha


Mayor Piccolo presented the Visionary Service Leader Award to Stephen and Pam Cha.  Mr. & Mrs. Cha were recognized for their contribution to the local community.  Their efforts to provide hay rides for the Castle Valley Center for the past several years have not gone unnoticed.  They also conduct the program for games and prizes for the youth at the Elks Lodge.




Lyle Bauer presented the Mayor and Council with the Growth Award plaque from the National Arbor Day Foundation.  This plaque acknowledges the efforts that Price City puts forth in their urban forest program.


 8.        SHADE TREE COMMISSION - Charges For Tree Removal


Lyle Bauer, Cemetery Sexton, presented a proposal that the Shade Tree Commission is recommending.  Currently, the City is not charging for tree removals.  The Shade Tree Commission feels it is only fair that the property owner share the cost of the replacement.  As property owners may not be able to repay the City for the actual value of a tree, which could sometimes amount to thousands of dollars, they are recommending the use of a formula developed by the International Society of Arboriculture for tree valuation.  The fee would be based on the diameter of the tree at 4 2 feet above grade.  As it would not be possible to replace a large tree with one of the same size, the fee would cover the cost of a number of smaller trees.  A  24 inch tree could be replaced by twelve one inch trees.  A cost per one inch tree would be determined and the property owner charged that amount for the removal.  A flat fee would be charged for all removals.  Trees would not be removed for trivial reasons.  The Council discussed the proposal and the different situations where the City might be asked to replace a tree, such as a tree being damaged by vandals or a car.  MOTION.  Councilmember McEvoy moved that staff be directed to prepare an ordinance in draft form with three levels of replacement costs.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.  


 9.         K-N-K LANDSCAPING - Home Occupied Business Approved


Councilmember McEvoy reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave a favorable recommendation to Kent Jones to operate K-N-K Landscaping at his residence located at 419 East 200 North.  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. 




Councilmember McEvoy reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave a favorable recommendation to the following requests for Conditional Use Permits per the following contingencies.


Bluebird Daycare - 315 South 500 East (Daycare)

The Silver and Gift Shop - 26 East Main (Business and Sign)

Hot Pepper Taco Express - Mobile Restaurant (Smith=s Food King Parking Lot and Family Future

Videos) - Contingent upon receiving food handlers permit and permission from future land owners as they expand to other locations.  They will report to the City as other locations are requested. 

Snowie Shak - 59 East 100 North (Relocation) - Approval of a 60 day permit to be evaluated primarily concerning the traffic on 1st North.


MOTION.  Councilmember McEvoy moved that the requests be approved, and that Conditional

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Use Permits be issued per the above contingencies.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.


CONSENT ITEMS - MOTION.  Councilmember Tatton moved that Items #11 through #22 be approved.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Christman and carried.


11.       MINUTES - April 19, 2004, April 28, 2004, May 3, 2004


12.       SHADE TREE COMMISSION - Permission To Plant Trees And Hang Two Tree City Signs


A tree east of Lee=s Music between Lee=s Music and Main Street Carpet on Main Street

A tree west of China City on Main Street

Two ATree City@ signs at entrances to the City.




14.        JAN YOUNG - Appointment To Board of Adjustments


15.        KENT BOYACK, SUSAN HYDE, ROBERT BENNETT - Travel Approved


Kent Boyack - Intermountain Hazardous Materials Conference, May 25-28, 2004, Park       City, Utah

Susan Hyde - D.A.R.E. Officers Training, June 7-18, 2004, Salt Lake, Utah

Robert Bennett - State Fire Marshall Training, May 12-14, 2004, Salt Lake, Utah


16.        RESOLUTION #2004-06 - Authorizing The Issuance And Sale Of Not More Than $160,000 Aggregate Principal Amount Of Sales Tax Revenue Bonds, Series 2004 Of Price City, Carbon County, Utah, For The Purpose Of Financing The Acquisition And Renovation Of An Existing Building To House Administrative Offices And Programs; Calling A Public Hearing And Establishing A Date, Time And Location For Said Public Hearing; Providing For Publication Of A Notice Of Public Hearing And Bonds To Be Issued; Providing For A Pledge Of Sales Tax Revenues For Repayment Of The Bonds; Fixing The Maximum Aggregate Principal Amount Of The Bonds, The Maximum Number Of Years Over Which The Bonds May Mature, The Maximum Interest Rate Which The Bonds May Bear, And The Maximum Discount From Par At Which The Bonds May Be Sold; Providing For The Running Of A Contest Period; And Related Matters.


17.        RESOLUTION #2004-05 - A Commitment To The Preservation Of Local Heritage Assets (Preserve America)


18.        PRICE CITY LAND USE AND DEVELOPMENT CODE UPDATE - JUB Engineers - Consulting        Services Contract Approved


Authorizing Mayor Piccolo to execute the documents.


19.        UTAH DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION - Contract For Water Meter Station Relocation



Relocation of water meter station located adjacent to the Price City Water Treatment Plant.



And Service - Final Payment


Final payment in the amount of $13,700.00.


21.        PAINT EXTERIOR STEEL BACKWASH TANK AT WATER TREATMENT PLAN - Rejection of Bids And Postponement of Re-Bidding


22.        LOS 2 AMIGOS RESTAURANT - Partial Release #2 of Development Agreement


Partial Release #2 of Development Agreement in the amount of $6,294.75.




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23.        DANA YOUNG - Travel Approved


Mayor Piccolo presented the following travel request.

Dana Young - The Essentials of Human Resources, June 3, 4, 2004, Salt Lake City, Utah


The Council discussed the travel request of Dana Young and if she should be attending classes for Human Resources.  Nick Tatton reported that with the absence of a  Human Resource Director,  Dana has been performing the tasks for the past several months.  She recently attended similar training and received a $400 voucher towards the next training she attended.  There will be no hotel costs as she will stay with family.  As the travel fits within the budget, he felt that it would be a good idea for her to learn some of the issues dealing with Human Resources.  MOTION.  Councilmember Christman moved that the travel be approved and that the materials be brought back for other employees.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.


24.        ANNUAL CITY AUCTION 2004 - Approved


Gary Sonntag reported that in the list of auction items that were approved at the last meeting, several old shelves were included.  As the Food Bank requested that these items be donated to them, they were removed from the auction list and delivered to the Food Bank.  In addition, the Carbon County Road Shop asked if they could include several surplus items in the City=s auction.   MOTION.  Councilmember McEvoy moved that the surplus auction be approved with the above changes.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.


25.        BUILDING SERVICES - Job Descriptions Approved


The Council reviewed the proposed new job descriptions for Custodian I Grade 4, Custodian II Grade 6, Facilities Technician I Grade 8, and Facilities Technician II Grade 10.  A minor change were recommended for Custodian I, such as completion or a program in progress leading to a high school diploma or equivalent.  Also recommended for all the job descriptions was the addition of the word Arelated@, such as related work experience, and the requirement in the Facilities Technician positions to be able to operate the lighting and sound equipment in the Civic Auditorium.  MOTION.  Councilmember Wheeler moved that with the addition of the above recommendations, that the job descriptions be approved.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Christman and carried.    




Pat Larsen presented the new job description for a Human Resource Director.  The Council recommended that the wording Athe equivalent of a Bachelors Degree@ be removed and that it be replaced by Aa minimum of a Bachelors Degree@.   MOTION.  Councilmember Wheeler moved that with the above correction, that the job description be approved.  Motion seconded by Councilmember McEvoy and carried.




Councilmember Wheeler reported that she toured several projects currently being conducted by the Price River Water Improvement District pertaining to the construction and placement of new water lines.  She indicated it was very informative.  She felt that with Price City and PRWID working together, that they complement each other.


MOTION.  Councilmember Tatton moved that the meeting adjourn and that a meeting of the Redevelopment Agency.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Christman and carried.


Meeting adjourned at 7:17 p.m.

Reconvened at 7:21 p.m.

Meeting adjourned at 7:37 p.m.




ATTEST:                                                           Joe L. Piccolo, Mayor



Joanne Lessar, City Recorder