May 25, 1995, 5:20 p.m.
Mayor Lou Colosimo
L. Lamond Williams, Theressa O. Frandsen, L. Janet (Jan) Oliveto, Roy Nikas
Pat Larsen (Finance Director), Joanne Lessar
(City Recorder), Aleck Shilaos (Police Chief), Kent Boyack (Fire Chief), Vernon W. Jones (Adminis.
Ass't.), Cobb Johnson (Public Works Dir.)
Absent and Excused: Councilmember James L. Jensen
Commissioners Mike Milovich, Neil Breinholt, Bill Krompel
Bob Pero (Clerk/Auditor)
The Price City Council and Carbon County Commissioners met to discuss
interlocal contracts regarding fire protection and Rescue I. Kent Boyack reviewed the
history of Rescue I and the increase in calls over the years. They are responding to all
calls, but most of the time, they just assist in carrying out individuals to the
ambulance. They understand that Rescue I needs to be called for cardiac arrest and
accidents. Mike Milovich stated that he will review this with dispatch to make sure they
call Rescue I only for heart patients and accidents.
The County Commissioners discussed the cost in operating the ambulance service. They are charging the allotted state amount, and are still having to subsidize the service approximately $150,000. To help recoup costs for Rescue I, the possibility of the City charging those individuals for this service was discussed.
Kent reviewed the fire contract that expires December, 1995. Over the
past 5 years, the County has paid $21,500/year which helped pay for the new fire truck.
Kent suggested that the fire contract and Rescue I be separate. Neil Breinholt stated that
perhaps everything should be separated. Dispatch usage has increased from 33% to 42%. He
questioned whether this should be a trade out through the fire contract.
Neil reviewed the weed spraying that the County has done for the City. With the number of man hours and chemicals used, the cost was approximately $4,000. Mike Milovich stated that items such as these should be settled fairly for both entities. Carbon County does a lot for the City and the City does a lot for the County.
Mike reported that with the recent tax cut, Carbon County has lost between $700,000 to $750,000 in property taxes. Bill Krompel also reported that it will cost approximately $150,000 to build a transfer station at the landfill.
Neil recommended that both the County and the City review their services with each other and that another meeting be scheduled for June 13 at 5:00 p.m. to discuss this.
Meeting adjourned at 6:25 p.m.