Minutes of the Price City Council Meeting

City Hall: Price, Utah

July 12, 2006, 5:30 p.m.



Mayor Joe L. Piccolo                                                                          

Councilmembers:                                                                                  Pat Larsen, Finance Director

Kathy Hanna-Smith                                                             Nick Sampinos, City Attorney

Jeff Nielson                                                                           Gary Sonntag, Public Works Director/City Engineer

Rick Davis                                                                             Brett Cammans, Customer Service Director

Jeanne McEvoy                                                                   Aleck Shilaos, Chief of Police

Richard Tatton                                                                     John Daniels, Human Resource Director

                                                                                                Nick Tatton, Community Director

                                                                                                Laurie Tryon, City Recorder                                                               All Present

Others in Attendance: Karen Griffin, Kris Johnson, Becky Colombo, Grady McEvoy


Mayor Piccolo led the Pledge of Allegiance. Roll was called with the above members in attendance.


1.                COUNCILMEMBERS REPORT-Update


The Mayor and Councilmembers presented an update on the activities they administer.


2.                ATWOOD SOFTBALL FIELD- Authorization to use the Atwood Softball Field for Girls League.


                Karen Griffin, Wellington Girls Softball League, requested the use of the Price City Atwood Softball Field for the Wellington Girls League practices and games. The league has over 200 girls signed up from all areas of the County with 90% of the participant’s residents of Price.  The league needs a place to call home as the field they are currently using is no longer acceptable. The Wellington League is very popular due to the competition, rules and opportunities to participate in State Championships. The league would use the field 3 times a week plus some Saturdays for games, at 5 and 6 p.m. Councilmembers were excited about the extra use of the field as it would extend the season after other leagues are finished. The field requires upkeep, routine maintenance and keeping the bright lights at a minimum during the evening hours. Mrs. Griffin reassured the Council that her league would do their own detail on the fields, creating the lines, placing markers, not playing too late or changing the pitchers mound. The City does drag the fields on a regular basis during the season.  The High School field is the field in question, which is City property but has been pledged to the High School for scheduled seasonal use. Mrs. Griffin needs to contact Brett Cammans for scheduling and signing a policy with the City. MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that the request to use the Atwood Softball Fields for the Wellington Girls Softball League be approved after contacting Bret Cammans to work out an agreement with Price City. Motion seconded by Councilmember Hanna-Smith. MOTION. Amended by Councilmember Tatton for the Wellington Girls Softball League to use the High School fields after their seasonal obligations. Councilmember Hanna-Smith seconded the amended motion. Motion Carried.


3.                Councilmember Nielson reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave a favorable recommendation for the following requests for Home Occupied and Conditional Use Permits.


             PATTY “WHACKS” HAIR SALON-Home Occupied Business Approved

                IMAGE SIGN & LIGHTING AND BONA SIGNS-Conditional Use Permit Approved

                a. Patty “Whacks” Hair Salon-1379 Scenic View-Business and Sign-Final

b. Image Sign & Lighting-535 East Main- Sign-Final

c. Trinity Christian Center-925 East Main-Sign-Final

MOTION. Councilmember Nielson moved that the businesses be approved upon the purchase of a business license. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton. Motion carried.


CONSENT ITEMS– MOTION. Councilmember Hanna-Smith moved that Items #4 through #17 be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.


4.             MINUTES- June 28, 2006 Approved


5.             RESOLUTION 2006-18. Job Description for Benefits Specialist Approved


6.             RESOLUTION 2006-15. Adoption of Swimming Pool Fee Increase Schedule


7.             RE-CLASSIFICATION OF DANA YOUNG- Approval To Re-Classify Dana Young as Benefits Specialist


8.             CARBON COUNTY-Fireworks Donation Approved


9.             BUILDING MAINTENANCE-Approval given to Bid Cleaning Services


10.         BUILDING MAINTENANCE-Approval given to Advertise and Hire a Part-Time Facility



11.         FIRE DEPARTMENT- Permission to Advertise and Hire a Part-Time Firefighter-Approved


12.           STREETS DEPARTMENT-Permission to Hire Previously Approved Vacancy-Approved


13.           MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING- Dino-Mine Adventure Park-Approved


14.           COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT-Dispatch Service in Carbon County-Approved


15.           NICK TATTON-Travel Approved-Utah Rural Summit-Aug. 9-10, Cedar City, Utah.

Annual Utah Alliance for Economic Development Meetings for Fiscal Year 2006-2007

and the Annual UAMPS Meetings for Fiscal Year 2006-2007


16.           CARBON COUNTY-Request to waive fees for a new fiber line between Carbon County’s new Ambulance Garage and Price City limits-Approved


Carbon County has spoken with Gary Sonntag regarding coordination with Price City for this new fiber line. Gary thought it appropriate to waive the fees attached to this type of permit with the understanding that Carbon County would be responsible for any asphalt or construction disturbances to the area. Nick Sampinos also recommended the fees be waived, and to have Gary Sonntag work with the County on the resurfacing that may occur during installation. If a fee is to be attached, it should be brought back to Council for discussion. MOTION. Councilmember Hanna-Smith moved that the request be granted, the fees waived, and Gary Sonntag be directed to coordinate with Carbon County on any necessary resurfacing. Motion seconded by Councilmember Davis and carried.


17.           SOUTHEASTERN UTAH DISTRICT HEALTH DEPARTMENT-Approval to Accept the Placement of Benches on 100 East and Main Street


                The Southeastern Utah District Health Department is planning to place two benches on the sidewalks surrounding their building located on the southwest corner of 100 East and Main Street.  The benches will be consistent in color and style with those placed by the Price City Community Progress Committee approximately a year ago.  The proposed benches will each be eight feet in length and proposed to be installed at the back edge of the sidewalk consistent with others. The Health Department is procuring and paying for the benches. This activity has been reviewed and is recommended by members of the Price City Main Street Program. Councilmember Davis discussed the long-term maintenance of the benches and the responsibility of the City with this purchase.  Nick Tatton will be responsible to make sure an agreement is in place with the Health Department regarding the liability and maintenance of the benches. MOTION.  Councilmemember Davis moved to approve the bench additions with Nick Tatton’s discussion and agreement with Southeastern Utah District Health Department. Councilmember McEvoy seconded the motion. Motion carried.


18.           PRWID- Update

                There were three (3) water and sewer approvals given with a total of 34 lots for water. The Carbon Canal Project is complete, but has a problem with the drawings from the Engineering firm which is being handled. The schedule for equipment used by others that belongs to PRWID has an issue as to why we need a schedule and the item was tabled.

                The Helper Interchange for the waterline for PRWID is a problem, the contracts PRWID entered into with UDOT several years ago do not match the work that is being done now. Those items are being addressed.



                The International Days Committee met for the last time today with great appreciation to Price City for their assistance throughout the years. The Community Progress will meet again on July 20th.


20.           COMMUNITY PLAYGROUND-Update

a.             The Price Swimming Pool would like to sponsor a project to help raise money for the Community Playground. MOTION. Councilmember McEvoy motioned to have a portion of the raised revenue from the Pool project be donated to the Community Playground. Councilmember Hanna-Smith seconded the motion and carried.


b.             Councilmember McEvoy inquired about the Special Service District , $75,000 grant money and how it would be dispersed. The money will be signed over to Price City and then to the Community Playground when the time comes.

Councilmember McEvoy brought some of the product material (composite lumber) used to create the Community Playground to show the Council. The Playground will have a certified safety sheet, MSDS Sheets and a checkpoint list to hand over to Gary Sonntag when the Playground is built so it will be deemed safe and useable for our children, for the product used. Gary Sonntag agreed with the combination of materials as reasonable for use on the Community Playground for the outcome they are expecting.


c.             Price City will not be responsible for the volunteers working on the Playground. Volunteers should be covered with their own insurance. A First Aid stand will be available to all volunteers every working day for anything they should need. There will also be a medic from the Hospital and an EMT available during each volunteer shift. Volunteers should sign waivers to avoid any problems if someone should be injured.


d.             An inflatable outdoor movie screen was discussed by Council for a future topic of purchase at some point.



a.  Emil Simone Complaint – 11/05

b.  Buck & Claudia Moynier Access Road-7/06


Meeting Adjourned at 7:03 p.m.                                                                                                       







                                                                                                            Joe L. Piccolo, Mayor






Laurie Tryon, City Recorder