Minutes of the Price City Council Meeting

City Hall: Price, Utah

June 13, 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                                    Bret Cammans, Customer Service Director

Jeanne McEvoy                                   Aleck Shilaos, Police Chief

Rick Davis                                            Laurie Tryon, City Recorder

                                                                Nick Tatton, Community Director

                                                                Lisa Richens, Finance Department


Excused Absence: Councilmember Hanna-Smith, Pat Larsen, Finance Director

Others Present: Bob Pierce, Ryan Falk, Anne Mackiewicz, Michael Cha, Grady McEvoy, Jane Rice, Joyce Pierce, Brandon Thomas, Robert Mason, Venyce Martinez and Greg Cowan


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



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


2.             PUBLIC HEARING-Adoption of Price City Budget for the Fiscal Year 2007-2008


                MOTION. Councilmember McEvoy moved to open the Public Hearing for the adoption of the Price City Budget for Fiscal Year 2007-2008. Motion seconded by Councilmember Nielson. Motion Carried.

                One item has been changed since the temporary budget was approved. The Drug Task Force had a grant increase from $28,000 to $75,000 of money actually received. The Drug Task Force secretary will now be allowed six hours instead of four. The budget now reflects the changes to the grant and labor costs. Mayor Piccolo complimented the finance department on all of their hard work that went into preparing this budget cycle. No public comment was received. MOTION. Councilmember Davis moved to close the public hearing and to adopt the Budget for the 2007-2008 Fiscal Year. Motion seconded by Councilmember McEvoy and carried.


3.             BID OPENING- 2007 Class ‘C’ Road Improvements-Project 6C-2007


                A bid opening for the 2007 Class ‘C’ road project for crack sealing 25 tons; slurry sealing 677,540 square feet; mill and overlay 1333 tons over 143,962 square feet; paint striping 315,954 lineal feet took place. The Class ‘C’ Road budget is $295,000. Bidding companies were to bid on Schedule A, B, C and/or D. A total of nine bids received by the 5 p.m. deadline in the City Recorder’s office:


                Intermountain Slurry Seal Inc. -                       $105,696.24 Schedule B Only

                Staker/Parson Companies-                                                $196,390.37 Schedule C Only

                Nielson Construction-                                         $136,285.36 Schedule C and $30,015.58 Schedule D               

                Hot Asphalt Service-                                           $32,000.00 Schedule A Only

                M&M Asphalt Services-                                     $55,000.00 Schedule A and $102,308.54 Schedule B

                Anderson Pavement Maintenance-                 $41,250.00 Schedule A and $72,845.40 Schedule D

                All Star Striping-                                                   $23,696.56 Schedule D Only                           

                Kilgore Paving-                                                    $46,225.00 Schedule A Only

                American Pavement Marking -                        $20,537.02 Schedule D Only


                MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved for the bids to be reviewed by a committee made up of Gary Sonntag, Scott Olsen, Pat Larsen and Councilmember Rick Davis and return a recommendation to City Council. Mr. Sonntag may add another person of his choice to the Committee as necessary. Motion seconded by Councilmember McEvoy and carried.


4.             PETITION- Curb, Gutter and Sidewalk Improvements Requested on 2nd South- Concept Approval as a CIB Project


                A petition from citizens living on 2nd South was received by Price City. The area is viewable from the highway and is in need of curb, gutter and sidewalk improvements. Mayor Piccolo would like to research this area for an estimate of the costs related to this area and whether there is funding from the Special Service District or Community Impact Board available for this type of project. Residential and City responsibility needs also need to be identified. As it is an entrance into the City, funding may be available.  MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved to have Mayor Piccolo research this project and to place the item on unfinished business until the research can be reported back to Council. Motion seconded by Councilmember Davis and carried. 


5.             BASSO DINO MINE PARK – Water Spray Feature


The Basso Dino-Mine Park Committee (Committee) has approached Price City for additional amenities to the Park. A water spray feature section similar to the random spouting water feature found at the Gateway Plaza in Salt Lake has been selected. This proposed water spray feature at the northeast end of the Dino Mine Park is a specialty system and would use minimal water. A proposal from Recreation Idaho Company is a Water Odyssey system by Fountain People Inc. The quoted cost as of (April 25, 2007) for this system is $82,200 for the spray equipment only. Additional options include a: 1) water holding 2000 gallon tank at $19,687 that would capture all of the daily water and use it for surrounding landscape irrigation; will need new water each day; 2) a water recycling treatment system at $52,000 (initial water fill and then only minimal make up water as needed); 3) Pedestal Mount for controller at $2,342. The City would be responsible for the site preparation, concrete pad, piping, and equipment installation and landscaping. A cost estimate has not yet been completed for these items. It is hoped that volunteer tradesmen will be able to work on this project. This will be budgeted through donations received and CIB funding. The Basso Dino-Mine section of the park is still in the process of completion including: a retaining wall, walkway, sprinkler repair and landscaping. The spray features would not be added until total completion of the Dino-Mine Park is final. The funding would be the remaining amount from the Dino-Mine Park fund and a matching $100,000 from CIB funding. The City Council had many concerns about the spray features including: 1) whether or not the citizens of Price would like a Spray Park and if the remaining funds raised for the Dino-Mine Park could be used; 2) a letter from the Committee holding Price City harmless from any claims against the Dino-Mine Park funds has yet to be received; 3) if additional funding is necessary beyond the remaining funds- where would it come from?; 5) whether or not all committee members were agreeable to this Spray Park idea; 6) making sure that the money is not spent until the original park is completed in its entirety; 7) safety issues if there are slips and falls in relation to water; 8) appointing a City liaison to work on this project; and 9) the irrigation sprinkling system needs to be repaired in the proposed area. The City Council has the final responsibility for maintenance and operation of the Dino-Mine Park.  This is a request for the City’s consideration from the remaining Committee members. The approval at this meeting would be for concept only as this is only an idea at this point. An action plan would have to be developed before the project would receive final approval from the Mayor and Council.  Bret Cammans is very supportive of any project that would benefit the community, but if a water park were to be added, it may have a negative effect on the Price City Pool financially. Other issues that would need to be considered when installing something like a Water Park are vandalism; water conservation, maintenance, treatment and contamination. A lot of research would need to be done before this project could be approved. MOTION. Councilmember McEvoy moved to have everything completed on the Basso Dino-Mine Playground before another project is started with final costs paid. A community poll should be taken as to how the public would like to see the remaining funds spent with a liaison from the City Council placed on a committee for the project. The funds remaining from the completion of the playground would have to be evaluated to make sure there is enough to continue with another project. Motion seconded by Councilmember Davis.  Motion carried. MOTION. Councilmember Davis moved to have the previously requested document to hold the City harmless be received prior to accepting any money from the Basso Dino-Mine Playground Fund. The City Attorney will prepare this letter. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton. Motion Carried.   



                Councilmember Nielson reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave a favorable recommendation for the following request for a Home Occupied Permit.


                a. Digitized Ink- Home Occupied Business-1616 Pinion Circle- Christine Trease, Owner-Office Use Only-Final


                MOTION. Councilmember Nielson moved to approve the Home Occupied Use Permit recommended by staff. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton. Motion carried.



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


                a. Housing Development- 1463 East 800 North, Richard Hartley, Partner – H & M Development

                    Concept Only

                b. Dollar General- 470 East Main Street, Setback (Clarification) -Final 


                MOTION. Councilmember Nielson moved to approve items a and b as presented by Planning and Zoning Commission. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton. Motion carried.


CONSENT ITEMS- MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that items #8 through # 22 be approved with item #15 removed for discussion and item #17 struck from the agenda. Motion seconded by Councilmember McEvoy and carried.    


8.             MINUTES –

                May 23, 2007 City Council

                May 23, 2007 Open Meeting Workshop

                June 1, 2007 Special Council Workshop


9.             BUSINESS LICENSE-Approval of a Business License for Dust Collection Products, Michael and Colleen Loveless, Owners and a Business License for BODEC, Inc., Arthur Bruno, Owner


10.          COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT- Approval of a Cooperative Agreement for Consolidated Dispatch Service in Carbon County and for Mayor Piccolo and the City Attorney to Sign on Behalf of Price City


11.          PARKS DEPARTMENT- Ratify the Purchase of a New Lawnmower for the Parks Department from the City Council Meeting held on May 23, 2007


12.          FINANCE DEPARTMENT- Authorization to Purchase Sales Tax Software of $5,000


13.          FINANCE DEPARTMENT- Authorization to Set a Public Hearing for a Budget Revision for Fiscal Year 2006-2007 for June 27, 2007


14.          POOL- Authorization to Purchase Pool Blankets, a Pizza Oven and an Additional Pavilion for the Pool with the Remaining Balance of the 2006-2007 Pool Budget-


15.          LIBRARY- Authorization for the Building Maintenance Department to Replace the Library Emergency Exit Door Leading to the Peace Garden.


16.          PERSONNEL WAGE ADJUSTMENT – Authorization of Recommended Wage Adjustments for Kent Jones and Travis Burge


17.          POLICE DEPARTMENT- Authorization to Apply for COPS Equipment Grant with No Required Match from Price City


18.          UTAH DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION- Authorization to Complete a Contract with Sunrise Engineering for Construction Engineering and Management


19.          STREET DEPARTMENT- Authorization to Purchase a Paint Sprayer from Spectrum Paint for $3,976.33. Spectrum Paint was the Low Quote Submitted for this Item.


                Permission is requested to purchase a new paint sprayer, Graco Linelazer 3400. Four quotations were solicited and the low quote was from Spectrum Paint at $3,976.33. This expenditure will fall within the Department budget.


20.          STREET DEPARTMENT- Authorization to Purchase $20,000 of Drainage Culvert for Closing in Irrigation Ditches.


                The Streets Department is in need of drainage culvert 15” to 18” primarily for closing in irrigation ditches. This will minimize the need to maintain weedy irrigation ditches. Permission is requested to purchase $20,000 of culvert. This is a budgeted item. Two quotations were solicited with the low quote from Chute Supply in Emery County.


21.          PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT - Authorization to Approve the Expenditure Report for the Approved Capital and Service Projects


Approved as listed: Sunrise Engineering-Contract Inspection, Payment #9, $4,861.14. Hansen, Allen & Luce Engineering-Deep Well Study, $6,965.37; Colton Pipeline Replacement, $2,356.50; Airport Road Sewer (ERDA) Design, $2,287.40; Meads Wash Design, $1,513.50; General Engineering $450.00. Jones & Demille Engineering-ADA Sidewalk Design, $5,755; Trail System, $1,565.00.


22.          POOL- Authorization to Approve Danae’ Riche, Lindsey Mathews and Kamra Davis as the New Lifeguard Hires for the Price City Wave Pool and Timothy Neilson Pending Final Determination of Skills Test


23.          MINIATURE GOLF COURSE- Letter of Support from the Mayor and City Council for Acquisition, Operation and Maintenance of a Miniature Golf Course


                A Miniature Golf Course has been proposed to Price City and Carbon County by the Carbon County Youth Commission. A letter of support from the Mayor and Price City Council is requested for a location within the City and operation support in the form of staff from the Wave Pool. The letter would be in support of an agreement to share the cost of the course with the County. The Youth Commission has requested funding from the Carbon County Recreation/Transportation Special Service District (CCRTSSD). The Youth group was directed to contact Price City as a partner in the venture and to then return to the CCRTSSD for the request for funding. The original budget was $327,766.80 which included fence, course, lights, landscaping, electrical, fill, plumbing and a storage building. If the location of the Price Wave Pool property is used, the cost of the labor, restrooms and other items would go down as they are already in place. The operation of the course would be from May through October. The carpet for the course is approximately $25,000 every 4-5 years. This is the main expense that would be allotted $5,000 per year for carpet included in the maintenance fee of the total $46,055 expected operation costs. The Council was given a packet of information regarding the course with a list of proposed budget costs, revenue, cost projections, items for sponsor, recreational surveys and a history of the course. Councilmembers are concerned with items such as: policies and procedures for the course, population support for a project of this size, funding and how the City would be able to pay for the operation and maintenance of the course. The project would include fundraising and sponsorship opportunities from the community. The community has already had a chance for input and support with a meeting with CEU, surrounding schools and the County Commissioners supporting the project. All of the Councilmembers would like to see more information on the operation and maintenance projections from supporting groups such as the CCRTSSD.  Councilmember Nielson would like to see the other Price City projects under control before adding another one, especially of this magnitude. Councilmember McEvoy commended the Youth Council for all of their research and hard work that has gone into the proposed project. MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved to authorize a letter of support for the Miniature Golf Course from Price City as the budget will allow. Motion seconded by Councilmember McEvoy and carried three votes to one. Motion Carried.


                Councilmember Nielson- Nay                                           Councilmember Tatton-Aye

                Councilmember Davis- Aye                                              Councilmember McEvoy-Aye

24.          FINANCE DEPARTMENT- Authorization to Adopt the Property Tax Rate- STRUCK


25.          PRWID- Update by Councilmember Tatton

·         PRWID advertising Secretary/Receptionist/Clerk- 67 applicants for review and interviews

·         Use of district equipment by employees is still an issue- waiting for finalization

·         Hydraulic analysis for Airport Project ongoing review


26.          POWER BOARD- Update by Councilmember McEvoy


·         Friday, June 15, 2007- 9a.m. Meeting with Paul Clements- rate increase- open to public



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

·         Update- A committee is being gathered to review this issue. The Resolution for banner fees has not been enforced. Committee will return to Council with recommendations-

                b. Road Audit- 200 and 400 North- 100 E.


MOTION. Councilmember McEvoy moved to close the regular City Council meeting and go into the Community Development and Renewal Agency meeting. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton. Motion carried.


Meeting adjourned at7:48 p.m. for the Community Development and Renewal Agency meeting

Meeting reconvened at 7:51 p.m.

Councilmember McEvoy moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:54 p.m.





                                                                                                                          Joe L. Piccolo, Mayor





Laurie Tryon, City Recorder