Minutes of The Price City Council Meeting
City Hall: Price, Utah
July 10, 2002, 5:30 p.m.
Mayor Joe L. Piccolo Joanne Lessar, City Recorder
Councilmembers: Pat Larsen, Finance Director
Richard Tatton Nick Sampinos, City Attorney
Elizabeth H. Kourianos Gary Sonntag, Public Works Director/City Engineer
Don G. Reaveley, Jr. Keith Wight, Human Resource Director
Nick Tatton, Community Director
Alek Shilaos, Chief of Police
Excused: Councilmember Betty P. Wheeler
Councilmember Stephen L. Denison
Wilma Barnett Heather Wichmann Ken Larson Mike Dennis
Mayor Piccolo led the Pledge of Allegiance. Roll was called with the above members present.
1. COUNCIL REPORT - Update On Individual Departments
The Councilmembers presented updates on the activities taking place in their individual
2. MINUTES - June 26, 2002
The following addition was made to the minutes of June 26, 2002.
Item #24, Line 4 - “As funds were not budgeted for this position in the current year, the budget will
be revised for the additional funds.
MOTION. Upon the above addition, Councilmember Kourianos moved that the minutes be
approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.
3. PRICE CHAPEL/CHRISTIAN MISSIONARY ALLIANCE - Fees Waived For Peace Garden
Michael Dennis requested that rental fees be waived for use of the Peace Garden by the
Price Chapel/Christian Missionary Alliance Church to hold a concert. MOTION. Councilmember
Tatton moved that rental fees be waived and that Mr. Dennis contact the Building Supervisor to
coordinate use of the electrical system. Motion seconded by Councilmember Reaveley and
4. ROCKY MOUNTAIN COAL MINE RESCUE, BENCHMAN, AND FIRST AID CONTEST - Program
MOTION. Councilmember Kourianos moved that a 1/2 page ad in the amount of $65.00 be
purchased for the 26th Annual Rocky Mountain Coal Mine Rescue, Benchman, and First Aid
Contest. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.
5. UNITED WAY/VOLUNTEER CENTER - Fees Waived For Peace Garden
MOTION. Councilmember Kourianos moved that rental fees be waived for use of the Peace
Garden by the United Way/Volunteer Center to conduct their “Christmas In July” event, ice cream
social and silent auction. Motion seconded by Councilmember Reaveley and carried.
6. HEATHER WICHMANN - Travel Report
Heather Wichmann presented a report on a Skillpath Customer Service Seminar she and Wilma
Barnett attended in Grand Junction, Colorado. They attended different tracts that they felt would
benefit them the most. Heather explained what she learned in dealing with customers.
7. WILMA BARNETT - Travel Report
Wilma Barnett presented a report on the information she received when she and Heather
Wichmann attended a Skillpath Customer Service Seminar (Item #6). Wilma explained how
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to handle angry and demanding customers, gaining customer respect and cooperation, and
strategies for surviving stressful days.
8. HOME OCCUPIES BUSINESSES - Jason R. Larsen, Handyman, J & L Enterprises - Struck
9. OFFICE EQUIPMENT COMPANY, REAMS WESTERN OUTFITTERS, THEODORE STONE -
Conditional Use Permits
Councilmember Kourianos reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave a favorable
recommendation to the following requests for Conditional Use Permits.
Office Equipment Company - 55 East Main, Sign
Reams Western Outfitters - 740 West Price River Drive, Business and Sign
Theodore Stone - 255 South 300 West, Above Ground Swimming Pool
MOTION. Councilmember Kourianos moved that the requests be approved and that Conditional
Use Permits be issued. Motion seconded by Councilmember Reaveley and carried.
10. TREASURERS OFFICE - Permission To Purchase Work Order Program
MOTION. Councilmember Kourianos moved that permission be given to purchase a work order
program for the Treasurers Office. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.
11. UAMPS AND ALLIANCE TRAVEL REPORT
As Nick Tatton had to leave the meeting for a short time, Mayor Piccolo presented a travel
report submitted by Nick. Nick attended a UAMPS Residential Electrical Usage Training and a
Utah Alliance for Economic Development quarterly meeting. The report explained in detail what
information he received.
12. ELECTRICAL CONSULTANT FOR EAST PRICE ELECTRIC PROJECT - Committee Report
Gary Sonntag reported that the committee appointed to review electrical consultants for the
East Price Electric project met with Antone Tonc and Art Bruno, professional electrical engineers.
After reviewing their qualifications, it was their recommendation to select Antone Tonc. The
committee will request that Mr. Tonc provide a detailed proposal as to how he intends to prepare
the report on the East Price Electrical System and submit it back to them for review. It was also
the committee’s recommendation that they be allowed to approve the proposal providing that it
does not exceed the budget. MOTION. Councilmember Kourianos moved that the committee’s
recommendations be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.
13. RESOLUTION #2002-23 - Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan
Nick Sampinos presented Resolution #2002-23, a resolution of commitment to Hazard Mitigation
for the purpose of reducing future disaster losses in Price City, Utah. This resolution is a result of Southeastern Utah Associations of Government’s plan to work with Carbon, Emery, Grand and
San Juan Counties to establish a regional plan to address natural disasters, floods, earthquakes,
etc. The resolution provides commitment on the city’s part to participate in that planning process
and appoints a representative to be a member of that team. In the above resolution, he has
named Councilmember Reaveley as the appointed person. In addition, he has included language
in the resolution that other Councilmembers could be appointed should Councilmember Reaveley
decide not be on the committee. The resolution also states that in the event Councilmember
Reaveley is unable to attend a meeting, he can designate someone to take his place. MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that Resolution #2002-23 be approved, that Councilmember
Reaveley be the appointed individual, and that the Mayor and City Recorder be authorized to sign
the resolution. Motion seconded by Councilmember Kourianos and carried.
14. INDOOR SWIMMING POOL REROOF, #2C-2002 - J.D. Home Improvements - Change Order,
Gary Sonntag presented a change order to the contract with J.D. Home Improvements for the
the indoor swimming pool reroofing project. The change order increases the contract $4,811 to
allow for additional work (modifications to the facia board, drip edge and roof deck repairs). The
contract time period was exceeded by 3 calendar days @ $200/day for liquidated damages
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totaling $600. Also submitted was a partial payment in the amount of $25,576.80 and a final
payment in the amount of $6,994.20. MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that the change
order and partial and final payments be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Kourianos
and carried. Gary stated that the issuance of the payments will be staggered.
15. WAVE POOL STEEL PAVILION STRUCTURE, #3C-2002 - Guymon Machining & Fabrication -
Gary Sonntag presented a request for partial and final payments submitted by Guymon Machining
& Fabrication for their contract to construct four steel pavilion structures for the wave pool. He
recommended a partial payment in the amount of $2,848 and a final payment in the amount of
$712. MOTION. Councilmember Kourianos moved that the partial and final payments be
approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Reaveley and carried.
16. DETENTION BASIN STEEL PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE, FABRICATION, #3C-2002 - Badlands Fab
& Machine - Final Payment
Gary Sonntag presented a request for a final payment in the amount of $362.50 submitted by
Badlands Fab and Machine for their contract to fabricate the detention basin steel pedestrian
bridge. MOTION. Councilmember Reaveley moved that the final payment be approved. Motion
seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.
17. DETENTION BASIN STEEL PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE, INSTALLATION, #3C-2002 - Kent Stilson
Construction - Change Order, Final Payment
Gary Sonntag presented a change order to the contract with Kent Stilson Construction to install the
detention basin steel pedestrian bridge. The change order increases the contract $1,319 for
additional work that was added. Also submitted was a final payment in the amount of $1,418.50.
MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that the change order and final payment be approved.
Motion seconded by Councilmember Reaveley and carried. Gary informed the Council that Kent
Stilson Construction donated $400 worth of concrete for this project.
18. SWIMMING POOL BOILER DESIGN, #4E-2002 - Professional Engineering Services (PES) -
Gary Sonntag presented a request for a partial payment in the amount of $750 submitted by
Professional Engineering Services for their contract to design the swimming pool boiler. MOTION.
Councilmember Tatton moved that the partial payment be approved. Motion seconded by
Councilmember Kourianos and carried.
19. PRICE MAIN STREET RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT - Sunrise Engineering Services -
Gary Sonntag presented a request for a partial payment in the amount of $18,459.77 submitted by
Sunrise Engineering Services for their contract on the Price Main Street Reconstruction Project.
This will be paid by the Utah Department of Transportation. MOTION. Councilmember Kourianos
moved that the partial payment be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and
20. WATER TREATMENT PLANT HYPOCHLORITE GENERATION SYSTEM, #3C-2002 - Miox
Corporation - Partial/Final Payment
Gary Sonntag presented a request for partial and final payments submitted by Miox Corporation
for their contract on the Water Treatment Plant Hypochlorite Generation System. The partial
payment is for $88,843.50 and the final payment for $9,871.50. MOTION. Councilmember
Kourianos moved that the partial and final payments be approved. Motion seconded by
Councilmember Tatton and carried.
21. WATER TRANSMISSION PIPELINE, #01C-2002 - Condie Construction Company, Inc. - Change
Gary Sonntag presented a change order to the contract with Condie Construction Company, Inc.
for their contract on the Water Transmission Pipeline project. The change order increases the
contract $465,034.41 due to the change in the water pipeline alignments on Carbonville Road.
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The pothole information revealed serious conflicts between the proposed water pipeline and the
existing 4" and 8" high pressure Questar gas lines as well as areas of conflict with the existing 12"
and 16" Price City water lines. The proposed change in alignment is based on (1) avoiding
existing high pressure gas lines as much as possible; (2) placing the waterlines in Carbonville
Road as consistently as possible; and (3) avoiding conflicts with existing Price City waterlines.
Attempts during design to locate existing gas lines were hampered by Blue Stakes’ refusal to
locate pipelines that were not actually under construction and inaccuracies in Questar pipeline
mapping. Second, the City had difficulty locating exact existing water pipeline locations due to
interfering readings from other pipelines and obstacles. It was not until construction had actually
started that it was found that there was a much greater conflict and impact with existing utilities. A
larger number of water and gas lines would have to be removed and relocated to make way for
the new water transmission pipeline. It was felt that the impact on the city’s existing water system
would be significant and would negatively affect the delivery of water. The cost of relocating the
gas lines would prove to be too much. By moving the new water pipeline further out into the road,
more existing asphalt pavement would need to be restored. The pipeline alignment would now be
able to better conform with what the county was asking in having the new pipe be a consistent
distance from the center line of Carbonville Road. Several power poles will not have to be
relocated. MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that the change order be approved. Motion
seconded by Councilmember Kourianos and carried.
22. CERTIFIED TAX RATE - .002527
Pat Larsen reported that Carbon County has informed her that the Certified Tax Rate for this year
is .002527. The estimated revenue from that rate is $620,000. Last years rates was .002492.
MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that the tax rate be approved. Motion seconded by
Councilmember Kourianos and carried.
23. JOHN STEVEN CARLSON - Appointed To Fire Captain
Keith Wight rereported that the Fire Department is recommending that John Steven Carlson be
appointed Fire Captain effective June 1, 2002. This position pays $50.00/month. MOTION.
Councilmember Reaveley moved that the appointment be approved. Motion seconded by
Councilmember Tatton and carried.
24. INTERNATIONAL DAYS - Update
Councilmember Kourianos reported that everything seems to be going well with the International
25. EMIL SIMONE - 359 East 2nd North Drainage Problem - Update
Nick Sampinos reported that he received a call from the attorneys representing the Simones and
the Shiews regarding the irrigation ditch issue at 359 East 2nd North. Apparently they have come
to a resolution and agreed to utilize the city’s suggestions. He anticipates receiving a final decision
26. PER DIEM - Update
Pat Larsen presented a list of city employees who have used per diem during this past year. The
City currently pays $26/day and the State pays $30/day. Based on that usage and If we had paid
the State rate, it would have cost $392 more. Pat indicated that either the rate or the city’s policy
needs to be changed as the policy states that the City will pay what the State pays. Pat will review
the policy further and make some recommendations.
Meeting adjourned at 7:13 p.m.
ATTEST: Joe L. Piccolo, Mayor
Joanne Lessar, City Recorder