Minutes of The Price City Council Meeting
City Hall: Price, Utah
May 14, 2003, 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 Gary Sonntag, Public Works Director/City Engineer
Richard Tatton Keith Wight, Human Resource Director
Don G. Reaveley, Jr. Nick Tatton, Community Director
Aleck Shilaos, Chief of Police
Kathy Smith Viki Bowman Ginger Wiscombe John Wiscombe
Cassidy Wiscombe David Child Gary Hansen Francis Duzenack
Jack Leautaud Joseph Johnson Bob Bennett Mary Musgrave
Robert H. Etzel Ed Shook Ray Labahn Sherill Shaw
Pamela Juliano Mark Stuckenschneider
Mayor Piccolo led the Pledge of Allegiance. Roll was called with the above members present.
1. HIGH SCHOOL BALL FIELD SCOREBOARD - Permission To Move
Gary Hansen requested permission to move the high school ball field scoreboard to a new location. Francis Duzenack felt that it would not be a problem, but that he would need to inspect the electrical connection. The Council gave verbal approval and asked that the item be placed on the next agenda for ratification.
2. COUNCILMEMBERS REPORT - Struck
3. MINUTES - April 23, 2003, April 28, 2003, May 5, 2003
MOTION. Councilmember Wheeler moved that the minutes of the April 23, 2003, April 28, 2003 and May 5, 2003 meetings be approved as written. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
4. BID OPENING - Bobcat Sweeper Attachment - Committee Appointed
The following bid was received for the Bobcat Sweeper Attachment.
A-1 Rental and Sales $3,350.00
MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that a committee, comprised of Councilmember Reaveley, Gary Sonntag, Harold Valdez, and Pat Larsen, be appointed to review the bid and if the item meets specifications that they be authorized to award the bid. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
5. CASSIDY WISCOMBE - Awarded Utah Municipal Clerks Association Scholarship
Mayor Piccolo awarded the Utah Municipal Clerks Association Scholarship in the amount of $500 to Cassidy Wiscombe, a student at Carbon High School. Mayor Piccolo stated that Cassidy was selected from an outstanding group of students. He congratulated her on her outstanding achievements.
6. HELPER ARTS FESTIVAL - Request For Funding - Committee Appointed
Marck Stuckenschneider, Helper Arts Festival, requested that the Council consider contributing $2,000 to the festival that will be held in Helper in August. This festival has an economic impact on Price as well as Helper, as the 180,000 visitors from out of the area will be spending their money in Price purchasing meals, shopping and staying at the hotels. MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that a committee, consisting of himself, Councilmember Wheeler and Pat Larsen, be appointed to evaluate this request to determine if it is possible to contribute and to make a recommendation at the next Council Meeting. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
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7. CEU MUSEUM BILLBOARD FUNDING, STREET FLAGS - Request For Contribution -
Kathy Smith requested that the Council consider contributing funds towards the CEU Museum billboards and customized street flags. It is proposed that the billboards be located at each entryway into the City to draw people to the hub of Carbon County. The customized street flags will be placed along 100 North and Main Street facing east and west with a dinosaur theme. MOTION. Councilmember Reaveley moved that a committee, consisting of himself, Councilmember Wheeler, Nick Tatton, and Pat Larsen, be appointed to review the request to determine if there are available funds and to make a recommendation to the Council at the next meeting. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
8. FORD CARS 100TH BIRTHDAY, LOCAL DEALERSHIP CAR SALES - Permission To Close Main
Street and 1st East Approved
Gus Kalatzes, Community Motors, requested that Main Street from 1st to 2nd East be closed on Thursday, May 29th, 2003, to hold a Model T Ford car show as part of the celebration of Ford=s 100th birthday. In conjunction with this, the local dealerships would like to hold a car show beginning that same night and running through Friday and Saturday. They would like to close 1st East from Main Street to 1st South and Main Street to 1st North for the car show. Local merchants selling RV=s, trailers, boats, etc., will be invited to participate in this show. Their plans are to raise money for a local charity, such as the Childrens Diabetes Foundation. MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that the requests to shut down the streets be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler. Before a vote was called by Mayor Piccolo, several items were discussed relative to shutting down the streets, traffic control, etc., and a vote was never called on the motion. MOTION. Further in the meeting and after a lengthy discussion regarding the street closure, Councilmember Denison moved that both requests be approved and that Police Chief Shilaos be authorized to make sure everything is in order. Motion seconded by Councilmember Reaveley and carried.
9. RAY LABAHN - Appointment To Citizens Emergency Response Team
MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that Ray Labahn be appointed Chairman of the Citizens Emergency Response Team for a period of three years. Motion seconded by Councilmember Reaveley and carried.
10. CARBON COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - Update
DeLynn Fielding presented an update on the status of the Carbon County Economic Development. His office has been involved in searching for a location for the proposed gun range. Property owned by the Bureau of Land Management near the airport is being considered. They are also looking in the Helper area.
11. VIKI BOWMAN - Council On Aging
Viki Bowman presented information regarding her request to increase the City=s yearly contribution to the Council On Aging by $500. The local senior population has increased creating a larger attendance at the Senior Citizens Center. They are seeing more participation and are trying to meet their needs. She has asked for a 10% increase from all funding sources. MOTION. Councilmember Wheeler moved that the balance of $500 be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Reaveley and carried.
12. JEFF OHLWILER - Permission To Block Street For Block Party
HOLIDAY INN - Local Consent For On Premise Banquet Liquor License
GREEK FESTIVAL - Local Consent For Single Event Permit
MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that Jeff Ohlwiler be permitted to block 7th East Street between 7th and 8th North for a block party, and that the requests of the Holiday Inn for an on premise banquet liquor license and the Greek Festival for a local consent for a single event liquor and beer permit for July 11th and 12th be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.
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13. TRANSITION TEAM REPORT
Councilmember Tatton reported that the transition team committee has completed their report on the BLM property. Input from various departments was requested and they found that there were no overlaps on use for specific buildings. MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that the recommendations in the report for the use of those facilities to this point be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
Gary Sonntag felt that there is a need for an individual to oversee the property as far as its use. The first phase has been accomplished, but we will need to continue to address the needs of the departments, such as storing equipment, etc. Certain requests can be treated on a flexible basis and others more strictly. MOTION. Councilmember Reaveley moved that a committee, consisting of Councilmember Tatton, Gary Sonntag, and Fermin Gutierrez, be appointed to receive requests and needs from City departments. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
14. CRACK SEALING PAVEMENT MAINTENANCE, #5C-2002 - Asphalt Guard, Inc. - Final Payment
Councilmember Reaveley presented a request for a final payment in the amount of $24,500 submitted by Asphalt Guard, Inc., for their contract to provide asphalt slurry seal and crack sealant. MOTION. Councilmember Reaveley moved that the payment be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.
15. FUEL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - Contract Awarded
Councilmember Reaveley reported that the committee assigned to review the bid received for the fuel management system is recommending that the contract be awarded to Petroleum Maintenance and Equipment for the bid amount of $16,549. Gary Sonntag reported that Petroleum Maintenance has asked for a draw of 50% of the bid amount so that they can purchase the equipment as there is such a long lead time. MOTION. Councilmember Reaveley moved that the committees recommendation and payment of 50% of the costs be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.
16. WATER TRANSMISSION PIPELINE - Hansen, Allen and Luce, Inc. - Partial Payment #26
Councilmember Wheeler presented a request for a partial payment in the amount of $26,273.78 for the basic pipeline and $9,347.28 for the Helper Interchange connection, totaling $35,621.06. MOTION. Councilmember Wheeler moved that the payment be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
17. WATER TRANSMISSION PIPELINE - Condie Construction Co., Inc. - Change Order
Gary Sonntag presented a change order to the contract with Condie Construction Co., Inc. for the Water Transmission Pipeline. The change order is for three control vaults in the amount of $144,869. Once the water transmission pipeline is operational, the distribution of water into the City=s pressure zones will be regulated by existing manual valving. These control vaults will automatically control the flow of water and pressure. They will be located near the lower tanks and connected to the 16" pipeline coming from the 10 million gallon water tank. The control vault structures and piping have been designed by the City=s Engineering Department. MOTION. Councilmember Wheeler moved that the change order be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Reaveley and carried.
18. DASH DRUM 4X4 - Home Occupied Business Approved
Francis Duzenack reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave a favorable recommendation to the request of Lane Potter to operate Dash Drum 4X4 from his home located at 525 East 400 South. Mr. Potter will sell CO2 tanks for 4X4 tires. MOTION. Councilmember Reaveley moved that the business be approved upon the purchase of a business license. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
19. DAWN BASSO, SUNBONNET SIGNAL SYSTEMS AND HOBBY SHOPPE
Francis Duzenack reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave a favorable recommendation to the following requests for Conditional Use Permits
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Dawn Basso - 446 South Nick Lane - Above ground pool.
Sunbonnet Signal Systems and Hobby Shoppe - 8 East Main - Sign
Price Oil Express - 780 West Price River Drive - Sign
MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that the requests be approved and that Conditional Use Permits be issued. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
20. BLACK DIAMOND STAMPEDE RODEO - Conditional Use Permit
Francis Duzenack reported that the request of the Black Diamond Stampede Rodeo to place A-Frame signs throughout the City was not on the agenda for the Planning and Zoning Commission. However, they gave verbal approval and the item will be placed on the next agenda for ratification. MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that the request be approved subject to approval by the Planning and Zoning Commission. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.
21. TENTATIVE BUDGET FOR FY2003-04 - Approved
Mayor Piccolo presented the tentative budget for the Fiscal Year 2003-04. Pat Larsen reported that in order to balance the budget, $935,000 is being used out of Fund Balance and $2.4 million was taken out of the Electric Fund,.of which $700,000 was out of Fund Balance. MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that the tentative budget be approved and that a Public Hearing be scheduled for June 11, 2003 to adopt the budget. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried. Mayor Piccolo thanked Pat Larsen and her department for all the information they prepared on the budget.
22. SCOTT OLSEN, ALECK SHILAOS - Travel Approved
Mayor Piccolo presented the following travel requests:
Scott Olsen - Children=s Justice Symposium, May 27-29, 2003, Midway, Utah
Aleck Shilaos - Chief of Police Meeting, July 7-9, 20003, Washington D.C.
MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that the travel be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
23. POLICE LIEUTENANT- Permission To Fill Position
MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that permission be given to advertise inhouse for the position of Police Lieutenant effective July 1, 2003. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.
24. ORDINANCE 2003-001 - Amendment of Land Use Management and Development Code of Price
City, 1997 Edition (Recordation of Notices of Non-Compliance and Compliance)
Nick Sampinos presented Ordinance #2003-001, amending the Land Use Management and Development Code of Price City, 1997 Edition and providing for the recordation of notices of Non-Compliance and Compliance. MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that Ordinance #2003-001 be adopted, that the Mayor and City Recorder be authorized to sign the ordinance and that it become effective upon publication. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
25. JACK LEAUTAUD SUBDIVISION PHASE I - Partial Release #1 Of Letter of Credit
Gary Sonntag reported that the Jack Leautaud Subdivision Phase I is eligible for a partial release of their Letter of Credit in the amount of $76,150. In evaluating this project, it was determined that the Letter of Credit was signed but not the Development Agreement. Mr. Leautaud will be requested to update his Letter of Credit for the remainder of the uncompleted amounts in Phase I, which is for $43,250. In addition, the Development Agreement recommended that the subdivision be completed within one year and it has been two years since the approval was issued. Three things need to be accomplished on this project. The Development Agreement needs to be updated and re-submitted to the City for the remaining uncompleted amount, the Development Agreement needs to be signed and a new completion date needs to be established for the remainder of Phase I. As the project was split into two phases, the City also needs a Development Agreement and Letter of Credit for Phase II, as well as a time line for complection. MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that the partial release of the Letter of Credit be approved and that Mr. Leautaud comply with the above requests as outlined by Mr. Sonntag.
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Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
26. GARY SONNTAG - Travel Report
Gary Sonntag presented a report on the Joint Highway Committee meeting and the Utah League of Cities and Towns Road School convention that he recently attended.
27. UTAH PUBLIC WORKS WEEK - May 18-24, 2003
Gary Sonntag reported that Mayor Piccolo has proclaimed the week of May 18-24, 2003, as Price City Public Works Week in Price. This effort is made to recognize those officials, professionals and employees in Engineering, Streets, Water, Sewer, Electrical, Parks, Cemetery and Swimming Pool, who tirelessly work to bring about significant contributions and improvements in the community. Recognition is also extended to all other City departments that assist Public Works.
28. WATER DEPARTMENT - Permission To Advertise For Temporary/Full Time Position
MOTION. Councilmember Wheeler moved that permission be given to advertise for a temporary/full time position in the Water Department. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
29. JENNIFER BALETKA - New Hire
Keith Wight recommended that Jennifer Baletka be hired as a Library Aide, permanent/part time effective May 29, 2003. He also requested permission to establish a roster for Library Aide positions. MOTION. Councilmember Reaveley moved that the new hire and roster be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
30. RESOLUTION #2003-11 - Policy On Loaning Or Renting City Equipment
Keith Wight presented Resolution #2003-11, establishing a policy on loaning or renting City equipment. MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that Resolution #2003-11 be approved and that the Mayor and City Recorder be authorized to sign the resolution. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that the meeting adjourn and that a meeting of the Redevelopment Agency convene. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.
Meeting adjourned at 7:15 p.m.
Reconvened at 7:47 p.m.
31. EXECUTIVE SESSION - Termination Grievance
MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that the Council Meeting adjourn and that an Executive Session convene for the purpose of reviewing a termination grievance. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
Council Meeting adjourned at 7:45 p.m.
MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that the Executive Session adjourn and that the Council Meeting reconvene. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.
Council Meeting reconvened at 9:41 p.m.
32. BRYAN HENRIE - Termination Upheld
MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that the termination of Bryan Henrie be upheld. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried by the following vote.
Councilmember Wheeler - Aye
Councilmember Denison - Aye
Councilmember Tatton - Aye
Councilmember Reaveley - Naye
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Meeting adjourned at 9:42 p.m.
ATTEST: Joe L. Piccolo, Mayor
Joanne Lessar, City Recorder