Minutes of the Price City Council Meeting

City Hall: Price, Utah

May 23, 2007 5:30 p.m.



Mayor Joe L. Piccolo                       Gary Sonntag, Public Works Director/City Engineer                      

Councilmembers:                             Nick Sampinos, City Attorney

Jeff Nielson                                           John Daniels, Human Resource Director

Richard Tatton                                    Pat Larsen, Finance Director

Jeanne McEvoy                                   Aleck Shilaos, Police Chief

Rick Davis                                            Laurie Tryon, City Recorder

Kathy Hanna-Smith                           Nick Tatton, Community Director


Excused Absence: Bret Cammans, Customer Service Director

Others Present: Joyce Pierce, C.J. McManus, Josh Cha, Phil Roundy, Anne Mackiewicz, Richard and Joni Hackwell, Greg Cowan


Mayor Piccolo led the Pledge of Allegiance. Roll was called with the above Councilmembers and staff in attendance.


1.             PUBLIC COMMENT

                Josh Cha and Anne Mackiewicz from the Carbon County Youth Commission presented a Miniature Golf project for consideration by the Mayor and City Council. The group has received support from the Carbon County Commissioners and would like to receive a letter of support from the City Council. After researching several locations for the proposed project throughout the City and the County, a location south of the Wave Pool was chosen. The original cost analysis for the project was based on a location near the County Fairgrounds at approximately $46,000 a year for maintenance which included lighting, plumbing, blowing off leaves during the fall, landscaping and someone to manage the course. These costs may be greatly reduced if the course is located near the pool. The pool employees may be able to assist with the maintenance and management of the course which would keep costs lower. Other items could be added to this project such as a climbing wall or water park sprayers. The entire project would work in with the existing swimming pool and surrounding park, basketball and tennis courts. The hours would be from 10a.m. until 10 p.m. during the week and until midnight on the weekends. The hours would coincide with the basketball and tennis court hours. The course would not have any loud attractions to cause impact to the neighborhood and all lighting would be directed toward the course. This project was the second choice on a survey completed by area children of all ages with first choice being a paintball course. The survey showed that children of all ages would visit the course approximately two times per month. A season pass could be implemented that would include the pool, golf course, climbing wall and water spray activities or a fee of $5.00 per round on the course could be implemented. The youth group is asking for the City Council’s support of this project so that they may continue with their research and request funding from the Carbon County Recreation and Transportation Special Service District in the amount of $500,000. This item will be placed on the June 13th Council agenda for use further discussion on the use of city land and operation of course by Price City. The Council would like an overlay map of the project brought to the next meeting to show how the project would fit into the proposed area. Other issues that will need to be reviewed are parking, future maintenance costs, funding and financial management of the course from Price City’s standpoint.  



The Mayor and Councilmembers presented an update on the activities and functions in which they have participated.


3.             VISIONARY SERVICE LEADER AWARD- Phil and Pam Roundy

                Phil and Pam Roundy were the recipients of the Visionary Service Leader Award for the month of May 2007. Phil Roundy was present to receive the award for the many community service activities his family has provided to area children. Mr. Roundy would like to continue with Spencer’s Wishes and give a special award to the Utah Jazz Bear sometime in November of this year. He will let the Mayor and City Council know how they can help in the upcoming months.  




4.             REQUEST FOR STOP SIGN

                Mr. Rubio was not present for this request. The Police Department and City Engineer have been contacted regarding the issues relating to a request for a stop sign on 200 North and 400 North on 100 East. MOTION. Councilmember McEvoy moved for staff to perform a road audit with the results returned to Council at a future meeting. The item will be placed on the Council agenda under unfinished business. Motion seconded by Councilmember Hanna-Smith seconded. Motion carried.



                Councilmember Nielson reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave favorable recommendations for the following requests for Home Occupied Permits.



                a.  Two Dragons Production- 390 E. 700 N.-Samual Bowman, Owner – Office Use Only Final

                b.  The Gingerbread House-742 N. 500 E.-Tammi Richey, Owner- Child Daycare Final with contingencies


                MOTION. Councilmember Nielson moved to approve the Home Occupied Use Permits to include the specific conditions recommended by staff. Motion seconded by Councilmember Hanna-Smith. Motion carried.




                Councilmember Nielson reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave favorable recommendations for the following requests for a Conditional Use Permit.


                a.  El Salto Mexican Café-801 E. Main- Miguel Taberna, Owner-Business Relocation-Amendment-Final

                b.  Planned Unit Development (PUD)-431 and 435 E. 100 N.-Garry Farrell, Owner- New PUD-Final

                c.  Four Seasons Homes-521 South Highway 55-Tony Basso, Owner- Amendment-Use of Lot-Final with contingencies

                f.  Wasatch Portable Storage- 121 N. Carbonville Road-Chris Kitchen, Manager-Storage Units-Final

                MOTION. Councilmember Nielson moved to approve items 6- a, b, c and f for Conditional Use Permits to include the specific conditions recommended by staff. Motion seconded by Councilmember Hanna-Smith. Motion carried.


                d.  Pinnacle Canyon Academy-210 N. 600 E.-Roberta Hardy-Temporary Buildings/Street Improvements-Final

                e.  Castle Valley Carwash-143 N. 100 E./59 E. 100 N.-Jerry Carlson, President-Amendment-Final


                MOTION. Councilmember Nielson moved to approve tabled items 6-e and d as requested by Planning and Zoning Commission. Motion seconded by Councilmember Davis. Motion carried.


CONSENT ITEMS- MOTION. Councilmember Davis moved that items # 7 through #17 be approved with items #9 and #13 removed for discussion. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.    


7.             MINUTES –

                May 9, 2007 Community Development and Renewal Agency


8.             POLICE DEPARTMENT- Approval to Apply for the USDA Equipment Grant


9.             UTAH DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION- Approval to Pay the Amount Due (Matching Funds) of $72,777.50 for the Design and Construction of Homestead Boulevard Loop Project


Upon signing the cooperative agreement for design and construction, the City is required to pay a matching share for worked estimated at $72,777.50. Upon signing the cooperative agreement for the environmental assessment, the City is required to pay their matching share for the work estimated at $8,462.50. The total estimated share is $81,240. To date the City has paid $8,462.50 leaving a balance due of 72,777.50.


10.          ORDINANCE 2007-001- Approval to Update the Building Code Repealing Certain Portions of Ordinance #2004-002 and Providing for the Adoption of Replacement Codes Including International Building Code


11.          BUSINESS LICENSE- Approval of the Business License for “Pinnacle Import” a Home Occupied Office Use Only Business


12.          BEAR RBOG- Approval of a Contract for Services for an Independent Contractor to Provide Business Visitation and Surveying for the BEAR Program


13.          ANNUAL ADVERTISING- Approval of the Annual Payment for Print Advertising Between Price City and the Sun Advocate in the Total Amount of $19,002.43 and Further Authorization for the Mayor and City Recorder to Sign the Agreement on Behalf of Price City


14.          INTERNATIONAL DAYS- Council Support Requested for the City Recorder to Assist the Chamber of Commerce with Applications and Payments for International Days Booth Rentals in the Directors Temporary Absence


15.          EASY REIMBURSEMENT-Approval of Project Final Payment in the Amount of $1,360.37 for Physical Property Improvements to the Property Located at 790 North Cedar Hills Drive


16.          TRAVEL- Approval of Travel

                Debbie Worley, Victim Advocate- “Utah Victim Assistance Academy”- June 18-22, 2007 Weber State University 


17.          WATER AND SEWER DEPARTMENT- Approval to Fill a Vacancy in the Water and Sewer Department


18.          MINUTES –

                May 9, 2007 City Council Meeting

                Amended to read: Item #21 Community Progress Update-

            line 2, change “lighting to blighted”- line 7, change “Parent Head to Parrot Head” and line 8, change “added to ordered”

                MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved to approve the City Council minutes of May 9, 2007 as amended. Motion seconded by Councilmember Hanna-Smith. Motion carried.


19.          WATER TREATMENT PLANT- Authorization to Proceed with the Prospects of Sharing a Large Generator with PRWID and Creating a Partnership or Continuing with the Project Independent of the District

Price City staff met with the Price River Water Improvement District (PRWID) to discuss the prospects of sharing one larger generator. It is expected that the District will provide the City with a proposal once they have completed their electrical engineering study and estimate. At this meeting a decision will be considered to: 1) move ahead and partner with the District or 2) the City would continue with their project independent of the District. Councilmember Tatton stated that the expenses connected to this prospect between Price City and PRWID are too costly to proceed. Sharing a large generator with PRWID would not save them any money and the costs for Price City would actually rise. MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved to authorize Gary Sonntag to move forward with purchase of the Price City generator for the Water Treatment Plant. Motion seconded by Councilmember Davis. Motion carried.


20.          PRWID- Update by Councilmember Tatton


·         PRWID meeting held on May 15th, 2007

·         A presentation on the gravity fed surface line for the Business Park and other areas. Hansen, Allen and Luce Engineering will partner with PRWID in the evaluation of the capacity of a 12” service line through the area.

·         Shell Oil Company needs a commercial hookup to supply 500-700,000 gallons of water between now and the first of the year. Water shares needed to be turned in-

·         Employee use of District equipment was discussed. Equipment can be used by employees with permission of the District manager under the current policy. Research of this issue is underway.

·         Waste water treatment plant-sludge pumps to be replaced, control room plant is very hot and needs a new air conditioner

·         Discussion to replace the District Manager who will be retiring in the next year.

·         Interviews for the position of Treasurer/Board Secretary- Kaye Cripps was selected. Kaye currently works at PRWID. Advertising will be opening to replace Ms. Cripps position.

·         Disclosure statements of Board members are waiting to be signed



                a. Committee Review for Street Banners, Signs and A-Frame Signs


22.          NEW BUSINESS

A new lawnmower needs to be ordered for the Parks and Cemetery Departments. This purchase will be included in the budget revision. This item is not on the agenda and cannot be approved at this meeting. Support is necessary from Council at this meeting for ratification on the June 13th meeting agenda.


Councilmember McEvoy moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:24 p.m.





                                                                                                                          Joe L. Piccolo, Mayor





Laurie Tryon, City Recorder