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.