Minutes of The Special Price City Council Meeting

City Hall: Price, Utah

June 28, 2004, 12:00 p.m.



Mayor Joe L. Piccolo


     Betty P. Wheeler                                          Pat Larsen

     Richard Tatton                                              Gary Sonntag

     Jeanne McEvoy                                           

     Joe Christman


Excused: Councilmember Stephen L. Denison

                Joanne Lessar, City Recorder

                Nick Sampinos, City Attorney


Others Present:

     Brianna Welch


 1.        IRRIGATION SERVICES BIDS - Rejected


Gary Sonntag reviewed the bids received for irrigation services.  The committee appointed to review the bids were able to determine that it would cost $64,260 per year to contract services for Bid #1 (Samuel James Smith).  Bid #2 (Jacob L. Smith), which was the father of Bid #1, came to $45,900 per year and included both the father and son=s services.  It was the committee=s recommendation that both bids be rejected on the grounds that the total expenditure per year exceeded the City=s budget capacity.  MOTION.  Councilmember Tatton moved that the recommendation of the committee be accepted.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.


Gary Sonntag presented a few ideas that was discussed by the committee.  One  is to approach one of the temporaries that is being laid off from the Streets Department to see if they would be willing to work as a temporary Water Master.  Another idea is to approach the water users and inform them that water would not be available at their convenience and that it be scheduled for a certain time only.  Another idea is to reduce the irrigation week to 40 hours.  If this were the case and in order to cover the users in a one week time, there would be so much water coming down the ditches, that we could run out of water earlier in the season.  Another possibility would be to purchase the water shares from the shareholders and allow them to use culinary water.  Rates would need to be raised in order to support the expense of culinary use.  The committee did not reach a decision on these ideas.


Since there are approximately 60 days left in the season, Gary recommended that the current Water Master continue with this job function and that it be evaluated during the winter.  The Council concurred with this recommendation.


 2.        ORDINANCE #2004-003 - Establishing A Tax On The Gross Receipts Of Telecommunications Service Providers; Setting The Rate For Such Tax; And Establishing The Effective Date Of The Tax


Mayor Piccolo presented Ordinance #2004-003, establishing a tax on the gross receipts of telecommunications service providers, setting the rate for such tax; and establishing the effective date of the tax.  This is required by the State of Utah and must be approved by the end of June.  MOTION.  Councilmember McEvoy moved that Ordinance #2004-003 be approved, that the Mayor and City Recorder be authorized to sign the ordinance and that it become effective July 1, 2004.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.


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 3.        UTAH STATE TAX COMMISSION - Uniform Interlocal Agreement To Authorize Collection Of A Municipal Telecommunications License Tax


In conjunction with the above ordinance, Mayor Piccolo presented a Uniform Interlocal Agreement with the Utah State Tax Commission that ensures that the Municipal Telecommunications License Tax is appropriately imposed and collected.  MOTION.  Councilmember Wheeler moved that the agreement be approved and that the Mayor and City Recorder be authorized to execute the documents.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Christman and carried.


Meeting adjourned at 12:26 p.m.







ATTEST:                                                                       Joe L. Piccolo, Mayor





Joanne Lessar, City Recorder