Mayor Lou Colosimo
Councilmembers: Roy A. Nikas, Betty P. Wheeler, Joe L. Piccolo,
Vernon W. Jones (Adminis. Ass't.), Joanne Lessar (City Recorder), Pat Larsen (Finance Director), Gary Sonntag (City Engineer), Nick Sampinos (City Attorney), Cobb Johnson (Public Works Director), Aleck Shilaos (Chief of Police)
Absent and Excused: Councilmember Stephen L. Denison
Others Present: Michael J. McAinsh, Jeannie Houskeeper, Michael
C. Keller, Layne Miller, Tim Oviatt, Jerry Chavez, Joanna Bingham, Tom Alexander
Mayor Colosimo led the Pledge of Allegiance. Roll was called with the above members in attendance.
1. MINUTES - April 8, 1997 - Struck
2. TARA GUNDERSON - Request For Contribution
Mayor Colosimo presented a letter from Tara Gunderson, a student at Emery High School, requesting a contribution to assist her in traveling to five European countries with the Sound of America Honor Band. MOTION. Councilmember Nikas moved that the request be denied, that a letter be sent complimenting Tara for her past efforts and congratulating her for being selected to join this group, but that the Council cannot use tax money for this purpose. Motion seconded by Councilmember Piccolo and carried. It was suggested that Tara be told to solicit local businesses and organizations.
3. PROCLAMATION - National Electrical Safety Month
Mayor Colosimo presented a proclamation proclaiming the month of May as National Electrical Safety Month, and urging the citizens of Price City to use safety when dealing with electricity.
4. CARBON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY - Lease Agreement For Price Community Center
Vern Jones presented a proposal from the Carbon County Historical Society to rent two rooms at the Price Community Center for $1,200.00/year. If the rate set by the Council of $7.00/square foot for non-profit organizations is used, the rental fee would be $1,561.00. MOTION. Councilmember Wheeler moved that Mr. Jones be directed to contact the Historical Society and inform them of the set rate, which would be $30/month more. Motion seconded by Councilmember Piccolo and carried.
5. BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA, CARBON COUNTY RECREATION - Lease Agreements Approved For Price Community Center
Mr. Jones presented signed lease agreements from the Boy Scouts of America and the Carbon County Recreation for the rental of rooms at the Price Community Center. A slight change needs to be made to the agreement with Carbon County Recreation so that utility payments will conform to the interlocal agreement between Carbon County and Price City. MOTION. Councilmember Wheeler moved that the agreement with the Boy Scouts of America be approved, that the agreement with Carbon County Recreation be approved subject to the above change, and that the Mayor and City Recorder be authorized to execute the documents. Motion seconded by Councilmember Piccolo and carried.
6. CASTLE VALLEY CENTER - Request To Lease Room In Price Community Center Approved
Mike Keller, Director of the Castle Valley Center, requested permission to lease a room in the Price Community Center for an entrepreneurial work group. They plan to produce items at the Castle Valley Center and use this room as an office to sell those items. He requested a rent free period of six months, after which a monthly rental fee could be paid. The purpose for the six month period is to allow them to get the business started and to generate some revenue. The Council expressed their concern regarding waiver of the rental fee for the 6 month period when they have already told other groups that they would need to pay the full amount. Other alternative sources of income to pay the rent was discussed. MOTION. Councilmember Bringhurst moved that this request be tabled and that the Building Committee meet and review this item and report back at the next Council meeting. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried. This motion was rescinded - see motion in following paragraph.
Later in the meeting, it was determined that the rental fee of $7/square foot was for a year and not for a month. Mr. Keller assumed it was a monthly fee. He felt he could pay this amount, but still requested the 6 month waiver. If Price City waives the fee, it would indicate that Price City is willing to work with them on this project. This would be in their favor and look good on their application when it is submitted to the large foundations for grants. Mr. Sampinos recommended that the 6 month rental fee be postponed. The fee would still be assessed, but the payment would be postponed for 6 months. Mr. Keller agreed to the postponement. MOTION. Councilmember Bringhurst moved that his first motion in the above paragraph be rescinded, that the request of the Castle Valley Center to lease space at the Price Community Center be approved, and that payment of the rental fee be postponed for 6 months. Further, that staff be directed to prepare a lease agreement for execution at the next meeting. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
7. UNITED WAY - Request To Lease Room In Price Community Center
Jeannie Houskeeper, representing the United Way, requested permission to lease a room in the Price Community Center for $7/square foot per year. MOTION. Councilmember Bringhurst moved that the request from United Way be approved and that staff be directed to prepare a lease agreement for execution at the next meeting. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
8. LANE MILLER - Request To Waive Rental Fees For Civic Auditorium
Lane Miller requested permission to waive rental fees for the use of the Civic Auditorium for the Utah Rock Art Research Association for Saturday and Sunday, August 30th and 31st. He expects approximately 200 people to attend the symposium. MOTION. Councilmember Wheeler moved that rental fees be waived and that hard costs be charged. Motion seconded by Councilmember Bringhurst and carried.
9. LIBRARY - Request To Close For Inventory Approved
Councilmember Wheeler reported that the Library is requesting permission to close for inventory from May 24th through June 7th. She questioned the 13 day closure and felt that in the past, it has only been closed for 7 days. MOTION. Councilmember Wheeler moved that the library be closed for 7 working days and that she would work out the details with the Library if more days are needed. Motion seconded by Councilmember Nikas and carried.
10. PURCHASE OF HEAT EXCHANGER FOR SWIMMING POOL - Request To Receive
Cobb Johnson requested permission to receive proposals for the purchase of a heat exchanger for the swimming pool. Cost of this equipment is approximately $6,500 plus piping. He requested that a committee be formed with the power to act. MOTION. Councilmember Wheeler moved that the request be granted and that a committee consisting of herself, Councilmember Denison, Cobb Johnson, Gary Sonntag, and Pat Larsen, be appointed to review the bids and given the power to act. Motion seconded by Councilmember Nikas and carried.
11. PURCHASE OF STREET LIGHT POLES AND STREET LIGHTS - Report On Bid Results
Councilmember Nikas reported that two bids were received and opened on Tuesday, May 6, at 12:00 Noon. Royal Wholesale of Orem bid $9,181.00 and Codale Electric Supply, Inc. of Price bid $9,530.00. Royal Wholesale's bid reflected 50 items each and had to be reduced to 20. Because of this reduction, it was recommended that the street light poles and lights be rebid. MOTION. Councilmember Nikas moved that the bids be rejected and that they be rebid. Motion seconded by Councilmember Piccolo and carried.
12. RALPH C. AND REILA A. JENSEN - Perpetual Easement Approved
Councilmember Nikas reported that the City has a street light located
on Lot 8 of Covecrest Subdivision. The wiring needs to be replaced and the only way this
can be accomplished is by going through property owned by Ralph C. and Reila A. Jensen. He
presented an easement signed by Mr. and Mrs. Jensen giving the City a right-of-way for the
erection, operation and continued maintenance, repair, alteration, inspection, relocation
and replacement of electric distribution and communications circuits across their
property. MOTION. Councilmember Nikas moved that the easement be accepted
and that it be recorded at the office of the County Recorder. Motion seconded by
Councilmember Bringhurst and carried.
13. PURCHASE OF PIONEER #1 WATER SHARES - Approved
Councilmember Piccolo reported that the City was approached by Ross Horsley to purchase 42 shares of Pioneer #1 Water at a price of $500/share. There are actually 52 shares, but Mr. Horlsey would like to purchase 10 shares for Pioneer #1 Water Company. Mr. Sampinos stated that the City cannot acquire water shares and turn around and sell a portion to a private individual. He recommended that two certificates be issued; one in the name of Price City for 42 shares and one in the name of Pioneer #1 Water Company for 10 shares. Mr. Horsley could then reimburse the City for the 10 shares. This should cover any challenges on the transaction. MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that the water shares be purchased for the above price and that the certificates be issued as recommended. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
14. STATE FARM INSURANCE, SOS STAFFING SERVICES, DIVERSITY, CASTLE COUNTRY CLASSICAL BALLET SCHOOL - Conditional Use Permits
Councilmember Piccolo reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave a favorable recommendation to the following requests for Conditional Use Permits subject to the contingency for Castle Country Classical Ballet School.
State Farm Insurance - 190 North Carbon Avenue, Sign
SOS Staffing Services - 706 West Price River Drive, Sign
Diversity - 37 East Main, Business Use - Tattoo Business
Castle Country Classical Ballet School - 80 South 100
West, Business and Sign - Contingent upon arranging 10-12 parking
spaces, remodel of restrooms for ADA and the sign limited to 100 square feet.
Councilmember Piccolo stated that the gutter in front of the building to be used by Castle Country Classical Ballet School at 80 South 100 West has broken through. He recommended that the City repair this gutter to allow for additional parking spaces, and so that there will not be any future claims should someone step in it and break a leg or have a vehicle drive over it and the lid flip up. MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that the above requests be approved, that Conditional Use Permits be issued per the above contingency on Castle Country Classical Ballet School, and that the gutter be repaired. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
15. HOGI YOGI - Preliminary and Final Approved
Councilmember Piccolo reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave preliminary and final approval for the construction of a Hogi Yogi at 830 East Main, contingent upon submitting a subdivision application, reducing the size of the overhanging sign, drainage, and a Development Improvement Agreement. MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that the project receive preliminary and final approval per the above contingencies. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
16. HOME OPERATED BUSINESS APPROVED - M & J Landscaping &
Councilmember Piccolo reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave a favorable recommendation for Marty Martak to operate a landscaping and maintenance business from his home at 365 North 300 East. MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that the business be approved upon payment of the business license fee. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
17. JULIE ORI, RICHARD BOYDEN, JOANNE LESSAR, SHARON KLARICH - Travel
Mayor Colosimo presented the following travel requests and recommended approval.
Julie Ori - Arson Investigation Seminar, May 28 & 29, P.O.S.T.
Richard Boyden - Homicide Investigator's School, 8-4 to 8-8, Provo
Joanne Lessar, Sharon Klarich - Utah Business License Spring
Conference, May 16, Ogden
MOTION. Councilmember Wheeler moved that the travel be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Piccolo and carried.
18. DANIEL J. CHAPMAN, WILLIE D. NEWMAN, JOSEPH T. PRESTON, ROBERT N. BENNETT, HEIDI HUMES, HEATHER MARELLI, GARRETT ATWOOD, GABRIEL BURNHAM, DANIELLE JENSEN, DENA JONES, JAMIE THOMAS, TANNER DEATON, STAN MEAD, JOSHUA GIBSON, ERIN KOBE, DOREEN GIACOLETTO, KRISTINE BURROWS, KIMBERLY COX, KATHY TURNER - New Hires Approved
Mayor Colosimo presented the following new hires and recommended approval:
Daniel J. Chapman, Cemetery Dept., Laborer, Temp/FT
Willie D. Newman, Joseph T. Preston, Parks Dept., Laborer, Temp/FT
Robert N. Bennett, Building Dept., Building Inspector, Perm/FT
Heidi Humes, Heather Marelli, Kathy Turner, Swimming Pool, Office Clerk, Temp/PT
Garrett Atwood, Gabriel Burnham, Danielle Jensen, Dena Jones, Jamie
Thomas, Tanner Deaton, Stan Mead, Joshua Gibson, Erin Kobe, Doreen Giacoletto, Kristine
Burrows,Kimberly Cox, Swimming Pool, Lifeguards, Temp/PT
MOTION. Councilmember Nikas moved that the new hires be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Piccolo and carried.
19. RYAN HORSLEY - Rehire - Struck
20. FERMIN GUTIERREZ - Reclassification and Transfer Approved
Mayor Colosimo recommended that Fermin Gutierrez to reclassified and transferred from City Hall, Custodian, Grade 4, to Maintenance, Laborer II, Grade 6. MOTION. Councilmember Nikas moved that the reclassification and transfer be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
21. UTAH ASSOCIATED MUNICIPAL POWER SYSTEMS - Approval and Execution of IPP Project Appendix
Vern Jones reported that the City has a contract with Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems for pooling. He presented an amendment to the contract, which will allow UAMPS to pool the power and wheel it if and when IPP power is recalled. MOTION. Councilmember Nikas moved that the IPP Project Appendix Amendment be approved and that the Mayor be authorized to execute the document. Motion seconded by Councilmember bringhurst and carried.
22. WESTERN AREA POWER ADMINISTRATION - Approval For Integrated Resource Plan
Vern Jones reported that approximately 6 months ago, Price City submitted their Integrated Resource Plan to Western Area Power Administraton, which was rejected. Since that time, he has been working with Pamela Mead from WAPA, and now has an IRP that is more in line with their format. He requested permission to resumit the resource plan. MOTION. Councilmember Nikas moved that the revised Integrated Resource Plan be submitted to WAPA. Motion seconded by Councilmember Bringhurst and carried.
23. INCREASE IN MEDICAL/DENTAL PREMIUMS FOR FY1997/98 - Increase Paid By City for FY1997/98
Councilmember Bringhurst stated that in his discussions with Pat, it was felt that from a budget standpoint and given projected revenues through sales and property taxes, that the City would be able to cover this year's increase in medical and dental premiums. He felt that if this can be covered and provided in the budget for employees, he would certainly favor it. Of course, it will have to be looked at again next year. The Council discussed this year's refund of $13,000, and whether this should be applied to the insurance premium. MOTION. After further discussion, Councilmember Bringhurst moved that the City pay the increase in premiums for the 1997/98 year, that the $13,000 credit be applied towards this increase, and that employees be made aware of this action. Further, that as it is projected that insurance premiums will increase again next year, that employees be made aware that they may be asked to participate in next year's increase. Motion seconded by Councilmember Nikas and carried.
24. SUDA MERRIMAN, LYLE BAUER - Reclassifications Approved
MOTION. Councilmember Bringhurst moved that Suda Merriman and Lyle Bauer be reclassified from Grade 10 to Grade 12 effective July 1, 1997, and that they report to the Public Works Director. Motion seconded by Councilmember Piccolo and carried.
25. SUDA MERRIMAN, LYLE BAUER - Increase Approved
MOTION. Councilmember Bringhurst moved that Suda Merriman and Lyle Bauer receive an increase to $12.50/hour effective July 1, 1997. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
26. COST OF LIVING, WAGE ADJUSTMENT - Approved For 1997/98
MOTION. Councilmember Bringhurst moved that a 2% cost of living and a 1% wage adjustment be approved for FY1997/98. Motion seconded by Councilmember Nikas and carried.
27. WATER INCREASE - Approved
MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that a 3% increase in water rates be approved effective July 1, 1997, that this increase be earmarked for future water expansion projects, and that staff prepare a resolution to that effect. Motion seconded by Councilmember Nikas and carried.
28. INCREASE IN GARBAGE RATES - Discussion
The Council discussed increasing garbage service. However, it is uncertain whether this can be done because of the language in the current contract with City Sanitation. Mr. Sampinos will review the contract and report to the Council at the next meeting.
29. REALLOCATION OF SEWER FEES - Approval To Withhold Larger Amount From PRWID
MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that instead of retaining $1.00/month per sewer connection from the funds submitted to Price River Water Improvement District, that the City retain $4.00/month per sewer connection. Motion seconded by Councilmember Nikas and carried.
30. PRESENTATION OF TENTATIVE BUDGET FOR FY1997/98 - Approved
Pat Larsen presented the tentative budget for FY1997/98, and asked the Council to inform her of any additions or deletions they wish to make. MOTION. Councilmember Wheeler moved that the tentative budget be adopted and that Items #23, #24, #25, #26, #27, and #29 be included in the tentative budget. Motion seconded by Councilmember Piccolo and carried.
31. LIABILITY INSURANCE - Permission To Pay Premium
Pat Larsen requested permission to pay the City's liability insurance premium to Olympus Insurance Agency in the amount of $89,819.00, for coverage between 5-1-97 to 4-30-98. MOTION. Councilmember Nikas moved that the premium be paid, but that he would like the payment made to Tatton Insurance, the local agent who submitted the bid. Motion seconded by Councilmember Bringhurst and carried. Joanne Lessar will contact Tatton Insurance to see if the premium can be paid to his agency instead of Olympus Insurance.
32. BIG DOGS CLUB - Local Consent For Private Club Liquor License
MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that Big Dogs Club be given local consent for a private club liquor license. Motion seconded by Councilmember Bringhurst and carried.
33. BUSINESS LICENSE APPLICATIONS
The following business license applications were received:
Rosie's Deli & Bakery, 61 South 700 East, Sylvia Fassio, Jeffrey Gus Cayne-Partners, Class "C" Beer License, (58.3) $100
Los Cruzes Restaurante, 86 East 100 South, Maria G. Parker-Owner, Restaurant (58) $100
Great Western Coin, Inc., (K-Mart), Bruce Kocieimsa-President,
Cindy Brotherson-Route Driver, Itinerant Merchant, Coin Operated Machines $300
MOTION. Councilmember Nikas moved that the businesses be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
34. CONSTRUCTION OF NINE MILE CAMPGROUND - Price City Assistance
Councilmember Nikas reported that the City was recently requested to assist in the construction of the Nine Mile Campground. Due to city projects that were currently in progress, the City was unable to provide any assistance. He recommended that any assistance be delayed until further in the year when most City projects are completed.
35. BUILDING PERMIT/INSPECTION FEE INCREASE - Discussion
The Council discussed increasing building permit/inspection fees. The Building Inspector is recommending that the fees be increased to coincide with the fee schedule included in the 1994 Utah Building Code adopted by the City. MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that the fees be increased as recommended, that staff prepare the necessary resolution, and that the City be advised of the valuation format that Carbon County adopted along with the above fees so that the City can decide how they want to use it. Motion seconded by Councilmember Nikas. The Council had some questions regarding the loss in revenue for large projects and the increase for smaller projects. MOTION WITHDREW. Councilmember Piccolo withdrew the above motion and recommended that the Building Inspector be invited to attend the next meeting to provide more information on the above subject.
36. WATER DISTRIBUTION LINE REPLACEMENT 1997, PROJECT NO. 1C-97 - Contract Awarded
Gary Sonntag reported that the committee appointed to review the bids received for the Water Distribution Line Replacement 1997, Project No. 1C-97, awarded the contract to K & P Plumbing, the low bidder.
Meeting adjourned at 8:20 p.m.