Minutes of The Price City Council Meeting
City Hall: Price, Utah
June 23, 2004, 5:30 p.m.
Mayor Joe L. Piccolo Joanne Lessar, City Recorder
Councilmembers: Pat Larsen, Finance Director
Betty P. Wheeler Nick Sampinos, City Attorney
Richard Tatton Gary Sonntag, Public Works Director/City Engineer
Jeanne McEvoy Nick Tatton, Community Director
Joe Christman Aleck Shilaos, Chief of Police
Bret Cammans, I.S. Department Supervisor
Excused: Councilmember Stephen L. Denison
Norma Procarione Cecelia Moore Brian Hurst Scott Warren
Michael Rigby Greg Barker Traci Barker Troy Munns
Parker Cammans Keny Seals David Taylor Barbara Piccolo
Elizabeth Piccolo Kathy Hanna-Smith Jacob Smith
Troy Munns, Parker Cammans, Kenny Seals, David Taylor, Greg Barker, and Michael Rigby, members of Boy Scout Troop #283, led the Pledge of Allegiance. They were at the meeting as part of their Communications Badge. Scott Warren, Assistant Scout Master, was also present.
Mayor Piccolo called the roll with the above members present.
1. PUBLIC INPUT - Cecilia Moore - Support For Water Master Position
Cecilia Moore, 272 North 1st West, spoke in favor of continuing the position of Water Master. She understands that bids are to be received for this function. The current employee is very knowledgeable about irrigation ditches. He works well with the public and responds quickly to any problems that arise. She doesn=t understand how hiring someone else will save money. She recommended educating the public on how to take care of the ditches. She sees bottles, cans, McDonalds wrappers, etc., and witnessed residents placing their lawn clippings in the ditches and expect city workers to clean it. Mayor Piccolo thanked Ms. Moore for her input.
2. Councilmembers Report - Update
The Mayor and Councilmembers provided an update on the activities that they administer.
3. RESOLUTION 2004-13 - Budget Revision For FY2003/04
MOTION. Councilmember Wheeler moved that a Public Hearing be held to receive comments on the Budget Revision for the Fiscal Year 2003/04. Motion seconded by Councilmember Christman and carried. Mayor Piccolo opened the Public Hearing at 5:54 p.m. MOTION. There being no comments, Councilmember Tatton moved that the Public Hearing be closed and that Resolution #2004-13, revising the budget, be approved and that the Mayor and City Recorder be authorized to sign the resolution. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried. Public Hearing closed at 5:55 p.m.
4. RESOLUTION 2004-14 - Library Internet Policy
MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that a Public Hearing be held to receive comments on the Library Internet Policy. Motion seconded by Councilmember Christman and carried. Mayor Piccolo opened the Public Hearing at 5:55 p.m. MOTION. There being no comments, Councilmember Tatton moved that the Public Hearing be closed and that Resolution #2004-14, adopting the Library Internet Policy, be approved and that the Mayor and City Recorder be authorized to sign the resolution. Motion seconded by Councilmember Christman and carried. Public Hearing closed at 5:56 p.m.
5. BID OPENING - Irrigation Services - Committee Formed
The following bids were received for irrigation services:
Samuel James Smith, 775 North 100 East, Price, Utah
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$25.00 per gate for each operating cycle, including opening, operating and closing.
$4.00 per hour for each gate that is open at any given time. The opening, monitoring, and closing of the gates will be done according to the schedule as described in the principal items of work. Disposal of debris from the ditches will not be the responsibility of the contractor.
Jacob L. Smith, 775 North 100 East, Price, Utah
Both he and his father (individual who bid above) find it necessary that two people perform this function. $1.25 per hour for every gate that is open. They would supply their own vehicles and equipment. He would also be willing to negotiate a weekly salary.
MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that a committee, consisting of Councilmember McEvoy, Gary Sonntag, Pat Larsen, Brianna Welch, and Lisa Richens, be appointed to review the bids and that they be brought back before the Council. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried. A special Council Meeting was scheduled for noon on Monday, June 28, 2004 to make a decision on irrigation services.
6. VISIONARY SERVICE LEADER AWARD - Wayne Woodward - Struck
7. BILLBOARD FUNDING PROJECT - Contribution Approved
Kathy Hanna-Smith, Carbon County Travel Bureau, discussed the billboard funding project. She asked the Council to consider making a contribution to help pay for the advertisements. At this point, five or six entities that will participate. MOTION. Councilmember Wheeler moved that the request be approved and that the City pay their equal share, whether it be split five or six ways, with a maximum of $3,500.00. Motion seconded by Councilmember McEvoy and carried.
8. CAN DO DEALS - Home Occupied Business - Struck
9. DELYNN CHILDS HAIR SALON, MR. BACKYARD.COM, PRICE CUTTERS - Home Occupied
Councilmember McEvoy reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave a favorable recommendation to the following requests for home occupied businesses.
DeLynn Childs Hair Salon - 584 North Windsor Road, DeLynn Childs-Owner
Mr.Backyard.com - 574 North Cottonwood Road, Brian and Myken Hurst-Owners (selling outdoor
merchandise on the internet)
Price Cutters - 387 North 700 East, Jason Vanover-Owner (tree trimming and cutting)
MOTION. Councilmember McEvoy moved that the home occupied businesses be approved upon the purchase of a business license. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
10. UNCLE SAM=S TV, FARM BUREAU INSURANCE, ADULT PROBATION AND PAROLE, AUTO
SHIELDS - Conditional Use Permits Approved
Councilmember McEvoy reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave a favorable recommendation to the following requests for Conditional Use Permits per the following conditions.
Uncle Sam=s TV - 375 South Carbon Avenue (BTAC #130) - Business (electronic repair shop)
Farm Bureau Insurance - 475 East Main Street - Sign - (requires sign to fit within 40' triangle)
Adult Probation and Parole - 1365 South Carbon Avenue - Preliminary and Final - (requires the water line to be reviewed by the Engineering Department and approved by the Price River Water Improvement District.
Auto Shields - 140 East 100 South - Commercial - (pending review by Price River Water Improvement District)
MOTION. Councilmember McEvoy moved that the requests be approved per the above conditions and that Conditional Use Permits be issued. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
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CONSENT ITEMS - MOTION. Councilmember McEvoy moved that Items #11 through #22 be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
11. MINUTES - June 9, 200
12. RATE CHANGES FOR NON-PROFIT FOOD BANKS OR SHELTERS
13. PERMISSION TO INSTALL FILTERING SYSTEM IN LIBRARY
14. PERMISSION TO PURCHASE TWO CANON/SCAN/FAX/COPY/PRINT MACHINES FOR
SWIMMING POOL AND CITY HALL
15. PERMISSION TO PURCHASE 35 LICENSES FOR MICROSOFT XP PRO
16. PERMISSION TO PURCHASE WAVE GENERATION MOTOR FOR SWIMMING POOL COMPLEX
17. LARRY BARTHOLOMEW - Water Credit Approved
18. UTAH RETIREMENT SYSTEMS - Electronic Trading Partner Agreement Approved
19. 2004 CITY SURPLUS AUCTION RESULTS - Report
20. CLASS AC@ ROAD IMPROVEMENTS, #1C-2003, CRACK SEAL & SLURRY SEAL - Kilgore
Paving - Final Payment #3
21. JERRY L. WRIGHT, JR. - Promotion To City Engineer
22. PURCHASING SYSTEM AND RULES AND REGULATIONS - Approved
23. JERRY GIRAUD - New Hire Approved
Gary Sonntag reported that the committee assigned to interview the applicants for Water Treatment Plant Operator I recommended that Jerry Giraud be hired permanent/full time at a Grade 8 effective July 1, 2004. MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that the new hire be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Christman and carried.
24. IRRIGATION DITCH #14 - Flooding, Cleaning Report
Gary Sonntag reported that in response to the concern of those individuals who were at the last meeting regarding Irrigation Ditch #14, he has researched the records back to the early 1920's and found that Price City does not have a right-of-way to access Irrigation Ditch #14. Councilmember McEvoy stated that new home owners or renters that have water shares in the irrigation ditches do not have any idea what the procedures are. She recommended issuing a letter to both share holders and non shareholders to educate them regarding the day and time the water would come through the ditches and their responsibility to keep the ditches clean, and who to call for assistance. In addition, they should be cautioned not to allow small infants to be near the ditches. Mayor Piccolo suggested a newspaper article. It was also recommended that the information be included in utility billings, the newsletter, or perhaps the Water Master could attached this information to the door of each resident. Price resident Barbara Piccolo felt it would be a good idea to warn small children about the dangers of the ditches. MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that staff be directed to contact those individuals who were at the last meeting and inform them that the City does not have a right-of-way access, but that we will help them all we can. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
25. INTERNATIONAL DAYS COMMITTEE - Update
Councilmember McEvoy distributed copies of the schedule for International Days events. Everything is going well. Several booth spaces have been reserved and many are entering the parade. The three day schedule will appear in the Sun Advocate on July 22nd. Councilmember Christman stated that the car show is moving along nicely and that registration forms will be distributed by the end of this week. Registration forms are also on the City=s website. Flags will be given to the parade bystanders and they will be asked to wave them as the parade goes by. Councilmember McEvoy stated that all Veterans 90 years and older have been asked to be the
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Grand Marshalls.. Confirmations have been received from Lyle Nelson who is 92 years old and Francis Backken who is 91. Information for the events will be included in the utility bills as well as the City=s website.
MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that the meeting adjourn and that a meeting of the Redevelopment Agency convene. Motion seconded by Councilmember Christman and carried.
Meeting adjourned at 6:34 p.m.
Meeting reconvened at 6:40 p.m.
Meeting adjourned at 7:00 p.m.
ATTEST: Joe L. Piccolo, Mayor
Joanne Lessar, City Recorder