Minutes of The Special Price City Council Meeting

City Hall: Price, Utah

June 7, 2000, 4:06 p.m.



Councilmembers: Vernon W. Jones, Community Administrator

Roy A. Nikas Joanne Lessar, City Recorder

Betty P. Wheeler Pat Larsen, Finance Director

Joe L. Piccolo Gary Sonntag, PWD/City Engineer

Stephen L. Denison Keith Wight, Human Resource Director

Richard Tatton Aleck Shilaos, Chief of Police


Excused: Mayor Lou Colosimo


1.                MAYOR PROTEMPORE - Councilmember Roy A. Nikas


MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that in the absence of Mayor Colosimo, that Councilmember Roy A. Nikas be appointed Mayor Protempore. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.


2.                BUDGET WORKSHOP - FY2000-2001


The Council met to review the proposed budget regarding the funding of medical/dental benefits for City employees. Mayor Protempore Nikas reviewed some of the comments that were made by employees to their supervisors regarding the cost of insurance premiums that employees would now have to pay. He stated that the Council has three choices they could make regarding these costs - stay the way it is and not make any changes, review the proposed budget to see if anything can be modified, or fund all of the costs. He presented a list of suggested budget revisions that could be considered. The Streets Dept. has a proposed budget of $55,000 for highway supplies. Most of these supplies for road base, etc., could be taken out of Class C Road funds. There currently is $49,000 left over in this years budget with one month to go. As this is actually a duplication, he recommended reducing the $55,000 to $20,000. The other item is the employee uniform account. With the new contract price, the uniform budget could be reduced from $20,000 to $12,000. The following items were also recommended for revision.

Legislative travel and meals reduced $2,000

Miscellaneous Services reduced from $10,000 to $2,400

Public Notices can be reduced from $3,000 to $2,000

Professional Services under Safety can be reduced from $1,000 to $250

Travel for Inspection Dept. can be reduced from $4,700 to $3,500

The new roof for the BTAC can be reduced from $5,000 to $3,000

Education and training for the Fire Dept. from $4,000 to $2,000

Parts for the new fire truck from $3,500 to $3,000

Buildings and grounds for the Public Safety building from $11,000 to $10,000

Professional Services in the Parks Dept. from $1,000 to $200

Water Conservation Garden from $5,000 to $2,000

Employee recognition (eliminate the Council sit down Xmas party and delete either

the summer picnic or the Xmas party) from $12,000 to $7,000

Float supplies from $2,000 to $1,000

Civic Promotions from $7,500 to $2,000

Tourism funds from $15,000 to $10,000

Economic Development from $5,000 to $500

Downtown Beautification delete $3,000, replace with Redevelopment Funds

Youth Council from $2,500 to $2000

Travel for Literacy from $1,250 to $750

Literacy supplies from $3,500 to $3,100

Transfer $20,000 from Redevelopment Agency for work on new 400 West Park


MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that the above budget revisions be approved

and that the benefits be restored to the same policy as the City had last year with the acceptable State changes. Motion seconded by Denison and carried.


3.                EXECUTIVE SESSION - Pending Litigation


MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that the meeting adjourn and that an Executive Session convene for the purpose of discussing pending litigation. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.


Meeting adjourned at 4:59 p.m.



MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that the Executive Session adjourn and that the Council Meeting reconvene. Motion seconded by Councilmember Piccolo and carried.


Council Meeting reconvened at 5:09 p.m.


Meeting adjourned at 5:10 p.m.