Minutes of the Price City Council Meeting

City Hall: Price, Utah

July 9, 2008 at 5:30 p.m.



Mayor Joe L. Piccolo                       Gary Sonntag, Public Works Director

Councilmembers:                             Aleck Shilaos, Police Chief

Jeff Nielson                                           Nick Tatton, Community Director

Richard Tatton                                    John Daniels, Human Resource Director

Rick Davis                                            Laurie Tryon, City Recorder

Kathy Hanna-Smith                           Pat Larsen, Finance Director            

Jeanne McEvoy                                  


Excused Absence: Nick Sampinos, City Attorney

Others Present:  Deborah Dow, Michael Keller, Stewart Scoville, Carl Willson, Darian Scoville, Joe McKinnon, Mario Trejo, Johnathan Garcia, Arnoldo Ruiz, Willie Ellington, Levi Graff, Sonya Graff, Kris Koher


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


1.             PUBLIC COMMENT

                Michael Keller, Principal of Castle Valley Center spoke to the Mayor and Council about

              traffic issues involving the school and cross walk on Cedar Hills Drive. He stated that there

              were two incidents this week involving vehicles and students from Castle Valley Center as the

              students were crossing Cedar Hills Drive in the crossing walk. He stated that the street is very busy

              and motorists do not seem to be aware of the speed limit signs or crosswalks. Mr. Keller requested

              some assistance to protect the children using the crosswalks. He stated that most of the traffic

              comes in the early mornings between 8 and 9 a.m. and afternoons between 1 and 2 p.m. He stated

              that although there are speed limit signs to slow traffic to 30 mph, the crossing walk needs to be

              repainted to draw attention when traveling through a school area. Gary Sonntag stated that a road

              safety audit is currently underway on Cedar Hills Drive which will identify the safety issues that

              need to be addressed. He stated that the cross walk will be re-painted this summer and the

              pedestrian crossing signs will be moved closer to the crosswalk with an arrow pointing down to

              the crosswalk. Chief Shilaos stated that the speed limit in that area will be reevaluated now that the

              Homestead Boulevard loop road has opened and more development is likely in the future.  


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


3.             AMERICAN LEGION TEAM- Certificate of Participation

              Mayor Piccolo and the City Council expressed their appreciation to Willie Ellington for his efforts and dedication to the Price American Legion Team. His hard work, knowledge and dedication to the sport of baseball and to the youth of Carbon County deserve recognition. Mr. Ellington stated that he hopes that the young men involved in the American Legion team will step up for the next generation and continue coaching the youth of the community.


4.             PARKING ISSUE- 146 N. 100 E. – DEBORAH DOW

                Deborah Dow requested that the City Council create a temporary parking permit that citizens could purchase when they have a non-working vehicle so that the vehicle can be left parked in the street. She currently resides at 146 North 100 East in an apartment complex and does not have access to off street parking. She stated that the parking permit would allow citizens to leave their non-working vehicles in the street until they are able to get them fixed and would alleviate parking citations from the City. She stated that she has received two citations for parking an unregistered vehicle in the street and one for parking in the street during City snow removal. Chief Shilaos stated that unregistered vehicles may not be parked on City streets at anytime and must be licensed, insured and in working condition. Councilmember Hanna-Smith stated that Mrs. Dow could park in the City parking lot close to her home as long as her car was licensed. The Mayor appreciated the request from Mrs. Dow but City ordinances do not allow unlicensed vehicles to be parked on the streets and because Mrs. Dow is not the only person with a non-working vehicle, it may become a problem to allow temporary permits for non-working vehicles. Chief Shilaos stated that 4 day temporary permits are available through the State of Utah for non-working vehicles. The Mayor and Council expressed appreciation Mrs. Dow’s request but indicated that they would not be able to grant it according to City ordinances. MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved to deny the request for temporary parking permits. Motion seconded by Councilmember Hanna-Smith. Motion carried.


CONSENT AGENDA - Councilmember Hanna-Smith moved to approve items 7 through 12 as listed on the agenda with item 10 removed for discussion. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.


5.             MINUTES

                June 25, 2008 City Council Meeting              


6.             MAIN STREET PROGRAM- Authorization to Approve a Contract for Services for the Main Street Spooktacular Program in October of 2008 for Jackie Davis in the amount of $750.00


7.             PLANNING AND ZONING FEE SCHEDULE- Authorization to Approve an Updated Fee Schedule with Resolution 2008-02 PZ.


8.             BUSINESS LICENSES- Authorization to Approve a Business License for Perfect Touch Beauty Supply and Salon Located at 1173 East Main Street Owned by Brandee Sherman and Kelly Wilson and Commando Clean Janitorial Service at 575 E. 100 S., owned by Janie Hansen


9.             CASTLE COUNTRY REGIONAL INFORMATION CENTER-(CCRIC)-Authorization to Approve the Updated Participating Agreement between CCRIC as Originated by the USDA Forest Service for the Period from 7-1-08 to 12-31-08 and Authorize the Mayor to sign the Agreement on Behalf of Price City


10.          RESOLUTION 2008-11 DEMAND SIDE MANAGEMENT-Authorization to Approve a Resolution to Add $1 to Electric Utility Bills to Fund Demand Side Management Programming


                Councilmember Davis would like more information on the Demand Side Management program and how adding $1 to utility bills would impact the program. He stated that he is not comfortable adding $1.00 to every meter and would like the Power Board to review it for other solutions to see if this is the best way to handle energy savings. Mayor Piccolo appreciates Nick Tatton’s hard work and ambition on this project but would like to see the energy savings audit analysis before making a final decision on adding the $1 to the utility bills. He stated that more information is necessary to understand this program before it is approved. He stated that this item should be placed on unfinished business. Nick Tatton stated that a UAMPS meeting in August will explain this program in detail if the Councilmembers would like to attend. MOTION. Councilmember Davis moved to place the item on unfinished business until more information is available for Council before the October 1, 2008 deadline.  Motion seconded by Councilmember McEvoy and carried.


                Councilmember Tatton- Nay                            Councilmember Nielson- Yeah

                Councilmember Hanna-Smith -Yeah             Councilmember Davis- Yeah

                Councilmember McEvoy- Yeah


11.          CAREER LADDER PROMOTIONS- Authorization for Career Ladder Promotions to J.R. Herrera from Laborer to Operator I, Rowdy Christensen from Laborer to Operator I and Jason Wichmann from Operator I to Operator II


                MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved to approve the career ladder promotions. Motion seconded by Councilmember McEvoy and carried.


12.          PRWID-Update-Councilmember Tatton reported on the happenings of the last PRWID meeting.


13.          COMMUNITY PROGRESS-Update by Councilmember Hanna-Smith

·         July 31 2008- Next meeting


14.          INTERNATIONAL DAYS- Update by Councilmember Davis

·         Due to the cost of Type K Fire Extinguishers, many vendors using hot oil fryers are unable to afford the requested fire extinguishers this year. Councilmember Davis suggested for this year’s event to contract an off duty fire fighter to be available during the event and to provide access to Price City’s fire extinguishers. John Daniels suggested that he be able to review a contract with Paul Bedont and Pat Larsen so that it is legitimate and productive for everyone involved. Council supports directing staff to work out the contract details and suggests that vendors be requested to have the required extinguishers by International Days 2010.  


·         John Daniels has spoken to the City’s insurance carrier and is in the process of filling out an application for special event liability insurance. The insurance will only provide additional insurance coverage to Price City during International Days 2008, not to vendors.



                                a. Committee Review for Street Banners

                                b. Curb, Gutter and Sidewalk Improvements on 2nd South

                                c. Basso Dino-Mine Playground

                                d. Animal Control- Cove Basin Park


Meeting adjourned at 7:15 p.m. by Mayor Piccolo pursuant to the motion by Councilmember McEvoy.          


APPROVED                                                                                          ATTEST




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Joe L. Piccolo, Mayor                                                                         Laurie Tryon, City Recorder




























Minutes of the Price Community Development and Renewal Agency Meeting

City Hall: Price, Utah

July 9, 2008



Chairman Joe L. Piccolo                                    Nick Tatton, Executive Director

Boardmembers:                                                   Aleck Shilaos

                Richard Tatton                                    John Daniels

                Rick Davis                                            Gary Sonntag

Jeanne McEvoy                                   Laurie Tryon

Jeff Nielson                                           Pat Larsen

Kathy Hanna-Smith                          



MOTION. Boardmember Tatton moved to open the Community Development and Renewal Agency

Meeting at 7:12 p.m. Motion seconded by Boardmember Nielson and carried.


MOTION. Boardmember Hanna-Smith moved to the approve Resolution 2008-01R to begin the process to identify a community development area and prepare a community development project. Motion seconded by Boardmember McEvoy and carried.


MOTION. Boardmember Tatton moved to close the Community Development and Renewal Agency at

7:15 p.m. Motion seconded by Boardmember Nielson and carried.








                                                                                Joe L. Piccolo, Chairman








Laurie Tryon, Deputy Exec. Director





COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND URBAN RENEWAL AGENCY- Resolution 2008-01R- Authorization to Begin Process to Identify a Community Development Area and Prepare a Community Development Project