Minutes of The Price City Council Meeting

City Hall: Price, Utah

June 14, 2000, 5:30 p.m.

 

Present:

Councilmembers                                    Vernon W. Jones, Community Administrator

   Roy A. Nikas                                      Joanne Lessar, City Recorder

   Betty P. Wheeler                                Pat Larsen, Finance Director

   Joe L. Piccolo                                     Nick Sampinos, City Attorney

   Stephen L. Denison                             Gary Sonntag, PWD/City Engineer

   Richard Tatton                                    Aleck Shilaos, Chief of Police

 

Excused: Mayor Lou Colosimo

   Keith Wight, Human Resource Director

 

Others Present:

   Chris Micoz                            Karen Norton                             Lori Fausett

   Lisha Lee                               Ben Grimes                               Kerry Fister

   Delmar Nick                           Serfino Nick                               Dennis Waldon

   Gary Christensen                    Emil Simone                              Renee Simone

   James P. Simone                   John Serfustini

 

Councilmember Nikas led the Pledge of Allegiance.  Roll was called with the above members in attendance.

 

 1.                MAYOR PROTEMPORE - Councilmember Roy A. Nikas

 

MOTION.  Councilmember Wheeler 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.                MINUTES - May 24, 2000

 

MOTION.  Councilmember Piccolo moved that the minutes of the May 24, 2000 meeting be approved as written.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.

 

 3.                MINUTES - June 7, 2000 - Tabled

 

MOTION.  Councilmember Tatton moved that the June 7, 2000 minutes be tabled.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.

 

 4.                PUBLIC HEARING - Rezoning of Nick Lane

 

Mayor Protempore Nikas opened the Public Hearing at 5:32 p.m. to receive comments on the proposed rezoning of Nick Lane.  Councilmember Piccolo reported that some years ago, the property on the west side of Nick Lane was zoned MR7 for Residential Development.  The property on the east side was not.  The Nick family would like to build a home on the east side, but are unable to do so because the present zoning requires one acre minimum lots.  They are requesting that the east side of the road be rezoned the same as the west side of the road, which is an MR7, therefore, allowing construction of the home.  MOTION.  There being no further comments, Councilmember Piccolo moved that the Public Hearing be closed, that the rezoning be approved and that Mr. Sampinos be directed to prepare the necessary ordinance to rezone the property to an MR7.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.  The Public Hearing closed at 5:35 p.m.

 

 5.                BID OPENING - Contractor Support, Minor Projects - Committee Appointed

 

The following bids were received for contractor support on minor projects.  The items were bid on a per hour basis.  The subjects corresponding with their numbers are:

Bid Item #1 Laborer, #2 Supv./Foreman, #3 Carpenter, #4 Concrete Finisher, #5 Painter, #6 Bobcat Type Loader, #7 Large Loader, #8 Backhoe/Rubber Tire, #9 Backhoe/Track, #10 Dump Truck Single Axle, #11 Dump Truck Dual Axle, and #12 Traffic Control Flaggers.

 


 

#1

#2

#3

#4

#5

#6

#7

#8

#9

#10

#11

#12

Masonry Masters

10.45

29.45

17.45

22.45

16.45

30.45

82.45

34.45

114.50

30.45

52.45

11.45

B. Hansen Construction

13.55

30.00

24.00

26.00

18.00

45.00

85.00

45.00

85.00

50.00

55.00

14.00

B. Hansen Construction

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

55.00

95.00

 

 

 

Red Rock Concrete

15.00

21.00

16.00

14.00

14.00

30.00

60.00

40.00

80.00

60.00

75.00

18.00

Kent Stilson Construction

22.50

32.00

27.50

32.00

27.50

45.00

85.00

47.50

95.00

47.50

57.50

27.50

M & S Builders

12.00

20.00

14.00

18.00

12.00

50.00

75.00

45.00

75.00

45.00

45.00

15.00

 

MOTION.  Councilmember Piccolo moved that a committee, consisting of himself, Councilmember Nikas, Gary Sonntag, and Harold Valdez, be appointed to review the bids and given the power to act.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.  The meeting was scheduled for Tuesday, June 20th at 10:00 a.m. at the Public Works Complex.

 

 6.                300 EAST SEWER STUDY - Presentation By Hansen, Allen and Luce Consulting Engineers

 

Ben Grimes, representing Hansen, Allen and Luce Consulting Engineers, presented copies of the completed 300 East Sewer Study.  The area included in the study is from approximately Smith Drive on the West to 700 East on the east side and from the north end of town down to approximately all of eastern Price and from there towards the south, including the main line on 300 East down to where it discharges into Price River Water Improvement Districts main trunk line and enters the sewer treatment plant.  They surveyed the manholes and the elevations of the flow lines of pipes, measured sewage flows, evaluated pipe sizes, and calculated existing flows and potential future flows considering growth in north Price.  They reviewed some of the pipelines that have experienced problems.  Some of the pipelines in the study are very old and date back to 1920.  He recommended continuing the recently implemented program of sewer cleaning and video inspections.  His second recommendation is to develop a capital facilities plan to provide funding for replacement of some of the older lines in areas where there are problems.  It is also recommended that an 8" diameter pipeline which is located between manholes 32A and 33 be reconnected to divert the upstream flows into the 8" line which is now going to a 6" line.  This should help a backup problem.  The final recommendation is to consider a long term metering program on sewer problems so that an accurate picture of how much flow is actually getting into the system can be determined.  There will always be an infiltration of ground water into the sewer system.  Without a metering program, you won’t know what the rate of infiltration is.  Mr. Grimes stated that the current pipes in the ground have the capacity to handle an additional 100 connections.  Additional new lines would eventually be needed for growth beyond that.  It was recommended that the original committee assigned to this issue, consisting of Councilmembers Piccolo and Denison, Gary Sonntag, and Sam White, review the study and make a recommendation to the Council.

 

 7.                GARY  CHRISTENSEN - 505 East 500 South - Request For Irrigation Ditch, Sewer Line  - Tabled

 


Gary Christensen, 505 East 500 South, discussed the issue of an irrigation ditch in front of his property.  He owns shares of water but can’t get the water to his property.  He has lived at this location for 15 years.  There currently is a ditch located on the west side of the road.  He asked if the City could install a culvert under the road so that the water can he diverted to his property on the east. Years ago, there was a ditch that actually run through an alley and the water would come through the property of the people who lived north of him.  He contacted the people above him to see if there was a chance that he could run a ditch through their property, but no one is willing to allow him to do that.  There is actually a culvert that comes from his property that crosses the road.  Once the water gets on his property, he could place it back in the main ditch on the south side of the road.  Mayor Protem Nikas expressed concern about a ditch that was once used, but now can’t be used anymore.  He recommended reviewing this to determine why.  Mr. Sampinos agreed that for any resident to terminate the use of a ditch to the detriment of downstream users is not a proper thing to do.  Mr. Christensen also discussed a problem with the  sewer line.  The main sewer line ends about 200' feet east of his house from where it connects..  From that point, he is on a 4" line that runs from his house diagonally across the road.  Approximately 50% of the line is under the road.  Three years ago when everything flooded from the rains, the sewers filled up and he actually got backfill from the sewer.  The City came down and cleared it up at that time and determined that the line has actually settled under the road.  Since that time, he has had the line cleaned out 4 times.  In his contact with the City, it was suggested that the main sewer line be extended to his house so that he can tie into it without having to run 200' diagonally underneath the road.   MOTION.  Councilmember Piccolo moved that the items be tabled for further research and placed on Unfinished Business.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.

 

 8.                EMIL SIMONE - 359 East 2nd North (Drainage Problem) - Tabled

 

Emil Simone, 359 East 2nd North, stated that there is a drainage problem in an alley behind his home.  Several years ago, water from the street used to drain in a large ditch that was located in the alley approximately 75 yards west of his home.  That ditch has been covered up.  When the rain storm occurred 3 years ago, his basement was flooded and he lost approximately $2,500 worth of carpet.  He asked that something be done to resolve  this problem.  There are five homes involved and if there is a heavy rainstorm, all of these homes will be flooded.  Mr. Sonntag stated that he would check into this.

 

 9.                CHRIS MICOZ - Purchase of Property (100 South 700 East) - Tabled

 

Chris Micoz, 105 South 700 East, stated that the City approved the Bonnie J. Subdivision located behind her property.  Because of the pending development, she and her husband have been unable to make any improvements to their property for three years.  Now that the subdivision has been approved, she was hoping that the City could deed a pie shaped piece of property to them so that they can improve their property.  If the City is able to do this, it would be with the understanding that the developer would still be required to complete the improvements that he agreed upon in his development plan.  Councilmember Piccolo stated that the property in question is at this point, a dedicated roadway.  The Bonnie J. Subdivision indicated that they would like to narrow the roadway as it would never become a through roadway.  Utilizing part of the road is some of their development and as a conditional term for narrowing the road, the City requested that access be allowed for this property, otherwise it would be landlocked.  Ms. Micoz stated that Mr. Singleton came to them and asked them for $9,000 for improvements.  However, the minutes of the Planning and Zoning Commission indicate that Mr. Singleton agreed to take care of those improvements.  If the subdivision is not built, then she and her husband will take care of the improvements.  According to the minutes, as long as he needs access to his subdivision, he is responsible for the improvements.  Councilmember Piccolo stated that the improvements would be covered by a development agreement with Price City and the Bonnie J. Subdivision.  They would automatically be installed once the subdivision is built.  Ms. Micoz stated that they can’t put in a driveway or fence without knowing where their property boundaries are going to be.  Gary Sonntag stated that the lot is 125' deep. The roadway is 99' wide and 145' deep.  The subdivision is going to utilize a portion of that public right-of-way.  The city allowed the subdivision to reduce the width of the right-of-way as long as they were able to keep the pavement width.  The road coming out of the subdivision will be tapered to increase the width of the road as it meets 700 East and that is what creates this pie shaped parcel being addressed.  If the City were to vacate this wedge, it would be on the south side of the right-of-way.  Mr. Sampinos stated that if this were done, it would require a formal abandonment of that portion of the right-of-way that is no longer necessary for the City’s purposes.  Vern Jones stated that if this subdivision is not developed and at a later date someone wants to amend the development and widen the street, it could become a problem.  If the City wants to abandon the property, do it in such a manner that it does not take effect until this subdivision is actually built.   MOTION.  Councilmember Tatton moved that the item be tabled, researched and placed on Unfinished Business.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.  A committee, consisting of Councilmembers Piccolo and Nikas, Mr. Jones and Mr. Sampinos, was appointed to review the item.  A meeting of this group was scheduled for Monday, June 19th at 10:00 a.m.

 


 10.           CARBON HIGH SWIM TEAM BOOSTER CLUB - Swimming Pool Items

 

Lisha Lee, President of the Carbon High Swim Team Boosters Club, asked if the Council had made a decision regarding the purchase of a list of swimming pool items presented at the last meeting.  Councilmember Piccolo stated that the decision was to consider what was asked for and try to budget it for the coming year.  Mayor Protem Nikas stated that due to the transition to a new Pool Director, it was recommended that these items be reviewed with that new person.

  

 11.           DELYNN FIELDING - Carbon County Future

 

DeLynn Fielding introduced himself as the new Director of Carbon County Future.  He expressed the need to be working together within the different entities of Carbon County.    A board meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, June 21s at 12:00 Noon.  Some of the items that will be discussed at the meeting is to change the name from Carbon Future to Carbon Economic Development, expand the board to include two business representatives at large, the Travel Council and the Chamber of Commerce.  He is currently working on some initiatives and proposals and will report on them at that meeting.  He understands the City is looking at an industrial area.  He will be glad to help in any way he can.

 

 12.           CHRISTIAN MUSIC FESTIVAL - Rental Fees Waived For Use of Pioneer Park

 

Dennis Waldon, representing the Christian Musical Festival, requested permission to use Pioneer Park to conduct a Christian Musical Festival and since it is on a volunteer basis and open to the public, he asked if the rental fees could be waived.  The festival will be held between 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.  MOTION.  Councilmember Tatton moved that with the exception of hard costs, that rental fees be waived.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Piccolo and carried.

 

 13.           KIWANIS CLUB - Contribution For July 4th Fireworks Display

 

MOTION.  Councilmember Piccolo moved that $600 be contributed to the Kiwanis Club for the 4th of July Fireworks Display.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.  The display is a benefit to all citizens of Price City and saves the City from having to conduct a separate event.

 

 14.           ROCKY MOUNTAIN COAL MINE RESCUE ASSOCIATION - Purchase of Ad For Rescue, Benchman and First Aid Contest

 

MOTION.  Councilmember Piccolo moved that a half page ad in the amount of $65.00 be purchased for the Rocky Mountain Coal Mine Rescue, Benchman, and First Aid Contest, and that the funds be taken out of the Transient Room Tax dedicated as advertising for the betterment of the community by creating tourism.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried. 

 

 15.           SLOVENIAN DAY ANNUAL PICNIC - Special Event Beer Permit

 

MOTION.  Councilmember Piccolo moved that permission be given for a special event beer permit for the annual Slovenian Day Picnic to be held Sunday, July 16th at Washington Park.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.

 

 16.           JIM HUFFAKER - 187 Covecrest - Permission To Construct Wall On City Property

 


Councilmember Piccolo reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission discussed the request of Jim Huffaker, 187 Covecrest, for a variance.  This concerns a wall to be built on a public right-of-way.  There are no utilities present at this point in time.  The wall will be 4' off the back of the curb.  Visibility is being considered and kept at a maximum considering the house and the position to the street.  It will be 6' from the corner of the sidewalk to the corner of the retaining wall, which does not meet the 40' X 40' rule.  However, if this was applied, the wall would be at the corner of his house.  Previous existing conditions that were allowed when this home was built do not allow it to comply.  A variance is not needed in as much as what is being asked is for the construction of this retaining wall on a public right-of-way.  The usage will be on the public right-of-way.  Councilmember Piccolo stated that should the City decide to place something in that right-of-way, who is responsible to rebuild the wall once it is torn down?  Mr. Sampinos stated that if the City decides they want to grant this request, and if in the future, the City ever needs to install any utilities and improvements and has to remove that wall or any of the home owners improvements, that an agreement should be in place between the property owner and the City indicating that the City will not be responsible to replace them.  MOTION.  Councilmember Piccolo moved that the wall be approved and that Mr. Sampinos be instructed to prepare a document that would indicate financial and physical responsibility of the maintenance of that wall by the property owner should utilities ever be added.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.

 

 17.           GEORGE PAPPAS - “Thank You” Award

 

Councilmember Tatton presented George Pappas with a gift certificate as a “thank you” for taking it upon himself to contact Suda Merriman, Parks Supervisor, to report theft and vandalism at Washington Park.  Mr. Tatton observed three ladies removing parts of the rose garden south of the horse shoe pits in Washington Park.  The Council thanked Mr. Pappas for taking the time to do this.

 

 18.           MOUNTAIN STATES BARK - Donation To Parks Department

 

Councilmember Tatton reported that Mountain States Bark donated approximately $2,000 worth of fine quality wood chips to the Parks Department.  A large quantity of these chips will be placed in the underpass area.  He thanked Mountain States Bark for their contribution.

 

 19.           WEED REMOVAL - Discussion

 

Councilmember Tatton asked the Council how far they wanted the weed crew to go in removing weeds from city streets and ditches?  It takes a lot of man hours to take care of all these weeds where the time could be spent elsewhere.  A lot of requests come from the elderly.  Councilmember Piccolo stated that perhaps a small fee can be charged for those requests.  In a memo sent to the Council, Gary Sonntag indicated that with continued improvements at the baseball complex, landscaping of the highway interchanges, more manpower is needed.  Rather than hire more employees, it may be practical to use the seasonal works in the Weed Dept.  The weed program would be cut back and weeds would no longer be controlled and cut Citywide.  A limited program could be implemented to take care of City properties and special requests from the elderly and disabled.  Property owners would then be responsible for the management of weeds fronting their properties for both developed and un-developed land.  Councilmember Piccolo asked what responsibility does the City have to maintain the property on the curb?  Councilmember Tatton referred to a piece of property where the property owner has a 6' fence on the property line.  The asphalt goes over to the property line.  There is no curb, gutter or sidewalk.  The weeds were trimmed all the way to the fence.  He asked if this is proper or improper?  Vern Jones stated that current City ordinance states that the property owner is responsible for the parkway.  Mayor Protem Nikas recommended an education process for the public.  This ties in with the budget and the recommendation to reduce some of the services the City offers, some services that do not effect the health, welfare and safety of its citizens.  Councilmember Tatton stated that Gary’s recommendation is to weed the roads to the curb line, and let the property owner weed the parkway.  Where there is no walkway, weeds could be trimmed back approximately 5' or whatever width a walkway would be.  The weed crew could then help plant flowers at the underpass, etc., rather than trim parkways.  Councilmember Tatton recommended an effective date of July 1st , the new budget year, to reduce weed cutting.  Gary recommended cutting weeds in front of City properties, along ditches to allow drainage, and approximately 5' off the edge of the oiled road along the travel ways to prevent safety hazards to both vehicles and pedestrians.  The elderly and disabled can call for assistance.  Mayor Protem Nikas recommended conducting an educational campaign over the next 60 days to get the word out to the public.

 

 20.           DRAGON FIREWORKS - Home Occupied Business Approved

 


Councilmember Piccolo reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave a favorable recommendation to Adele Rae Beesley to operate Dragon Fireworks from her home located at 1220 East 800 North, Apt. #26.  The fireworks will be sold at a stand located at 700 East Main (parking lot) and will be stored at a location in Cleveland in Emery County.  MOTION.   Councilmember Piccolo moved that the business be approved upon payment of the business license fee.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.

 

 21.           HUNAN VILLAGE CHINESE CUISINE, CASTLEVIEW HOSPITAL, DARLENE’S DAY CARE - Conditional Use permits

 

Councilmember Piccolo reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave a favorable recommendation to the following requests for Conditional Use Permits:

 

Hunan Village Chinese Cuisine - 740 West Price River Drive - Sign

Castleview Hospital - 300 North Hospital Drive - Expansion and Sign

Darlene’s Day Care - 130 North 200 East - Business and Sign - Six month temporary permit to

conduct a study for a sampling manhole and purchase of business license.

Supreme Muffler and Brake (Car Care Center) - 911 East 100 North - Temporary Use of west side of building (unpaved parking lot).

 

Councilmember Piccolo stated that Price River Water Improvement District requires a sampling manhole for Darlene’s Day Care.  Ms. Harvel agreed to do this or provide a feasible study to prove that the manhole would jeopardize her business.  The Commission recommended a six month temporary permit on the sampling manhole.  Councilmember Piccolo moved that the requests be approved and that Conditional Use Permits be issued.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.

 

 22.           SUPREME MUFFLER AND BRAKE - 911 East 100 North - Conditional Use Permit

 

Councilmember Piccolo presented the following item but noted that the property belongs to him. His business, Supreme Muffler and Brake (car care center), has a temporary Conditional Use Permit for an unpaved parking lot on the west side of the property that expires on June 25, 2000.  Planning and Zoning Commission gave a favorable recommendation to extend the temporary use permit for an additional 14 months.  MOTION.  Councilmember Wheeler moved that the extension to the temporary use permit be approved.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.  Councilmember Piccolo did not vote.

 

 23.           FRANK PECZUH, JR., LEONARD MILLER, SIDNEY NELSON, JOANNE LESSAR - Travel Approved

 

Mayor Protem Nikas presented the following travel requests:

 

Frank Peczuh, Jr., Leonard Miller, Sidney Nelson - Utah State Firemen’s Convention, June 8-10, Wendover, Utah

Joanne Lessar - Utah Municipal Clerks Association Board Meeting, June 22, 23, Parowan, Utah

 

MOTION.  Councilmember Piccolo moved that the travel be approved.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.

 

 24.           DRUG TASK FORCE - Permission To Purchase Colored Laser Printer and Sound Enhancement System

 

MOTION.  Councilmember Wheeler moved that permission be given to the Drug Task Force to purchase a colored laser printer and sound enhancement system.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.  The printer will be purchased on a state bid at a cost of $4,400 and the sound system at a cost of $2,500.  These costs will be reimbursed by the Federal grant.

 

 25.           PERMISSION TO CO-PURCHASE FIBER OPTIC LINES - Carbon County, Utah State Courts

 

Vern Jones requested permission to co-purchase fiber optic lines with Carbon County and Utah State Courts.  This will interconnect between City Hall, the Carbon County Court House, and the Carbon County Jail.  Price City’s share will be $5,000.  MOTION.  Councilmember Piccolo moved that the request be granted.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.


 26.           RESOLUTION #2000-11 - Sewer Service Fee

 

Vern Jones presented Resolution #2000-11, establishing the monthly sewer service fee and setting forth Price City’s allocation thereof.  MOTION.  Councilmember Denison moved that Resolution #2000-11 be approved and that the Mayor and City Recorder be authorized to sign the resolution.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Piccolo and carried.

 

 27.           OLD PARKING METER EQUIPMENT AND OLD STREET LIGHTS - Permission To Declare Old Parking Meters Surplus and Advertise For Sale

 

Gary Sonntag requested permission to declare the old parking meter equipment and old street lights as surplus and advertise to sell them.  Vern Jones stated that at one time, it was envisioned to place the old street lights in the parking lot of the museum.  They would be used at the entrance off of 1st North and circulate to the left and right, lighting the parking lot.  MOTION.  After further discussion, Councilmember Tatton moved that with the exception of the old street lights, that the old parking meter equipment be declared surplus and sold.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.

 

 28.           300 EAST SEWER STUDY, #12S-2000 - Hansen, Allen & Luce - Partial Payment #2

 

Gary Sonntag presented a request for a partial payment in the amount of $7,334.79 submitted by Hansen, Allen & Luce Engineering for their contract on the 300 East Sewer Study.  MOTION.  Councilmember Denison moved that the partial payment be approved.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.

 

 29.           TERRACE HILLS SKATE PARK, #19S-2000 - Brent Morris Associates Architectural Services - Partial Payment #1

 

Gary Sonntag presented a request for a partial payment in the amount of $3,200 submitted by Brent Morris Associations for their contract to provide architectural services for the design of the Terrace Hills Skate Park.  MOTION.  Councilmember Tatton moved that the partial payment be approved.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.

 

 30.           WATER TREATMENT PLAN CHEMICALS (LIQUID ALUM) - Purchase Approved

 

Gary Sonntag reported that he received quotations from two companies to purchase liquid and powdered Alum for the Water Treatment Plant.  Thatcher Company quoted $0.98/lb (17%) for liquid Alum and $0.192/lb for granular.  DEL Technologies and Consulting quoted $0.74/lb (48%) for liquid and $2.15/lb for granular.  The liquid Alum was purchased from DEL and the granular was purchased from Thatcher.  Estimated total purchase will be $7,000.  MOTION.  Councilmember Piccolo moved that the purchases be approved.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.

 

 31.           NICK AND TARA BLACK - 690 South 200 East - Final Release of Development Agreement

 

Gary Sonntag reported that Nick and Tara Black, 690 South 200 East, are eligible for a final release of their Development Agreement and all remaining funds in escrow for an amount of $95.00.  MOTION.  Councilmember Wheeler moved that the final release be approved.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Piccolo and carried.

 

 32.           BERNICE RODEN - 670 South 200 East - Development Agreement

 

Gary Sonntag reported that Bernice Roden is planning to construct a home on her property located at 670 South 200 East.  He recommended that the City approve a Development Agreement for the construction of a sidewalk.  MOTION.  Councilmember Denison moved that the agreement be approved and that the Mayor and City Recorder be authorized to execute the documents.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.

 

 33.           DESERT WAVE SWIMMING POOL - Elimination of Early Morning Lap Classes On Saturday

 


Gary Sonntag reported that the Acting Pool Supervisor is recommending that the early morning lap classes held on Saturday mornings from 5:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. be eliminated.  Only minimal use has been observed.  MOTION.  Councilmember Wheeler moved that the recommendation be approved.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.

 

 34.           CEDAR HILLS DRIVE, CLASS “C” ROAD CONSTRUCTION #4C-2000 - Nielson Construction Company - Change Order #1, Partial Payment #1

 

Gary Sonntag presented Change Order #1 to the contract with Neilson Construction Company for the Cedar Hills Drive Class “C” Road Construction.  The change order increases the contract $56,912.57 and was necessary due to the increase in the width of the road pavement and the increased quantities used to overcome irregularities in the road surface.  This change order increases the contract from $202,529.50 to $259,442.07.  They also submitted a request for a partial payment in the amount of $246,469.97, which includes the retainage of 5% in the amount of $12,972.10.  MOTION.  Councilmember Denison moved that the Change Order and partial payment be approved.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Piccolo and carried.  Councilmember Piccolo noted that the change order was necessary due to Council action at a special meeting held May 10, 2000.

 

 35.           ASPHALT MILLING IN NORTH PRICE - Approved

 

Gary Sonntag reported that for next fiscal’s year road work, he intends to hire a milling contractor to plane rough areas of the road in anticipation of placing asphalt overlays.  The roads affected will be 300 East, 600 North to 800 North; 800 North Cedar Hills Drive to 300 East; Cedar Hills Drive, 800 North to Sagewood Road; 900 East from 800 to 900 North; and 10th East from 800 to 900 North.  MOTION.  Councilmember Piccolo moved that this procedure be approved.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.        

 

 36.           400 WEST PARK - Permission To Request Vacating 100 North (South) Frontage Road

 

Gary Sonntag discussed the design and development of the 400 West Park.  As the design was reviewed, it became obvious that it would be to the City’s advantage to expand the size of this over to the side of the overpass, which would incorporate UDOT property and possibly Carbon County property.  He requested permission to approach the respective property owners to vacate those properties to include the road so that the park can be expanded.  The road is currently a one way road going to the east.  The only portion to be vacated would be adjacent to the park. The remaining portion adjacent to the Chevron Bulk Plant will remain open.  It will still be a one way road and it would provide emergency access into the park as well.  MOTION.  Councilmember Tatton moved that the request be granted.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.

 

 37.           MINUTES - June 7, 2000

 

MOTION.  Councilmember Tatton moved that the minutes of the June 7, 2000 meeting be approved as written.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Piccolo and carried.

 

 38.           RESOLUTION #2000-12 - Adoption of Budget For FY2000/20001

 


Mayor Protem Nikas opened the Public Hearing at 8:06 p.m. to receive public comments on the proposed budget for FY2000/2001.  Councilmember Denison asked about the purchase of a lawn mower in the amount of $3,800 for maintenance of the Peace Garden?  Do we need to spend that much or can we can buy a less expensive mower?  Councilmember Piccolo recommended that the Parks Dept. cut the lawn at the Peace Garden.  Councilmember Wheeler stated that the City Hall group has taken on a lot more responsibility with the different buildings and they want to continue maintaining the Peace Garden.  If they continue to maintain it, they will need the lawn mower.  She felt that this needs to be discussed further to see what is best.  There being no further comments, the Public Hearing was closed at 8:15 p.m.  MOTION.  Councilmember Denison moved that Resolution #2000-12, adopting the budget for FY2000/2001, be approved and that the Mayor and City Recorder be authorized to sign the resolution.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.  Pat Larsen noted that in the special meeting held June 7, 2000, it was the recommendation to transfer $20,000 from the Redevelopment Agency for work on the new 400 West Park.  She did not have to do this as all she needed was $1,000 and she took that out of the General Fund Balance.  The other $20,000 was in the water and electric fund. 

 

 39.           BUDGET REVISION FY1999/2000 - Public Hearing Scheduled

 

MOTION.  Councilmember Piccolo moved that a Public Hearing be scheduled for the next meeting to revise the budget for FY1999/2000.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.

 

 40.           FUND TRANSFERS - Tabled

 

MOTION.  As a written document was not available regarding the fund transfers, Councilmember Denison moved that the fund transfers be tabled until the next meeting.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.

 

 41.           INTERNATIONAL DAYS FLYERS - Enclosed With Utility Bills

 

MOTION.  Councilmember Wheeler moved that permission be given to place International Days flyers in with the utility bills.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Piccolo and carried.

 

 42.           JANICA BRUNO - New Hire Approved

 

Joanne Lessar presented the following new hire:

Janica Bruno - Swimming Pool, Clerk, Temp/PT, effective June 8, 2000.

 

MOTION.  Councilmember Wheeler moved that the new hire be approved.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.

 

 43.           STREETS DEPARTMENT FULL TIME/TEMPORARY POSITION - Permission To Advertise

 

MOTION.  Councilmember Denison moved that permission be given to advertise for a full time/temporary Laborer for the Streets Department.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.

 

 44.           FERMIN GUTIERREZ - Reclassification - Tabled

 

Joanne Lessar presented a request for a reclassification for Fermin Gutierrez from a Grade 12 to a Grade 14 including a salary increase.  The Council questioned if the grade should remain and only a salary increase take effect.  If the salary increase involves a probationary period, the amount of the increase was questioned, as probationary increases amount to up to a 1-½ %.  The requested increase is for 5%.  MOTION.  Councilmember Wheeler moved that the salary increase be approved and that the Grade 12 remain.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton.  The motion was not passed per the following vote.

 

Councilmember Wheeler - Aye

Councilmember Tatton - Aye

Councilmember Denison - Naye

Councilmember Piccolo - Naye

Mayor Protempore Nikas broke the tie by voting Naye

 

 45.           PRICE RIVER WATER IMPROVEMENT - Report On Ridge Road Waterline and Sewer Treatment Modifications

 

Councilmember Denison reported that the Ridge road waterline is presently under construction.  By the end of the week, a third of the 12" waterline will be installed.  The nitrification/ammonia project at the water treatment plant has been held up.  The low bidder, Bodell Construction, was determined by the Division of Water Quality as not complying with the state’s requirements concerning minority and women owned business enterprises as part of the bid specifications.  PRWID is now looking at selecting the next lowest bidder, Weyher Construction, which is still within the budget.  However, the notice of award has not yet been issued.  Bodell Construction has filed a protest with the State.

 


 46.           INTERNATIONAL DAYS - Update

 

Councilmember Piccolo reported that the International Days committee are now hold meetings every Tuesday at noon.  The flyers have all been finished and Tom Alexander has a supply if anyone wishes copies.  Twenty three vendors have paid for space in the park.  The event’s chairmen are very responsible and everything is in order.

 

MOTION.  Councilmember Piccolo moved that the meeting adjourn and that a meeting of the Redevelopment Agency convene.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.

 

Meeting adjourned at 8:45 p.m.

Redevelopment Agency Meeting Minutes

Reconvened at 8:48 p.m.

 

Meeting adjourned at 9:00 p.m.