Minutes of The Price City Council Meeting

City Hall: Price, Utah

July 13, 2005, 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

     Mae Aguayo                                                 John Daniels, Human Resource Director

Bret Cammans, Customer Service Director

                                                                        Aleck Shilaos, Chief of Police


Excused: Councilmember Stephen L. Denison


Others Present:

     Shirley Matheny                    Annette Beckman          Sue Christensen                        Bruce Bryner

     Rita Alderson                        Juanita Feichko Hailey Feichko                           Chari Jelsma

     Doug Rasmussen                 Lisa Martinez                 Larry Martinez


Mayor Piccolo led the Pledge of Allegiance.  Roll was called with the above members present:




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


  2.       SWIMMING POOL STEEL OUTDOOR GAZEBO FABRICATION - Bid Amount Exceeded Funding, Unable To Award Bid


The following bid was received for the swimming pool steel outdoor gazebo.


Pacific Central Steel Fabricators and Erectors

Base Bid (Gazebo parts only)                                           $  8,728.00

Option #1 - Install Gazebo Structure                                  $14,208.00

Option #2 - Install Gazebo with footings                             $16,083.00


MOTION.  Councilmember Tatton moved that since the bid exceeded the funds available, that the above bidder be informed that the City is unable to award the bid.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.


  3.       SMOKE FREE ORDINANCE - Update


Shirley Matheny, who was at a prior meeting regarding a smoke free environment, asked if the Council has considered passing an ordinance establishing smoke free buildings?  She presented a packet of information on other cities and states that had enacted such an ordinance.  Councilmember Tatton stated that most of the smoke free environments have been passed by individual states.  Mayor Piccolo stated that he is hopeful that individuals will practice good health instead of enacting laws that will be difficult to enforce.  He feels such a law will create bitter and harsh attitudes.  He is willing to help promote individuals set forth policies for his or her properties.  Ms. Matheny thanked the Mayor and Council for improving the walkways and streets for people in wheelchairs and carts. 


  4.        TIM FLEMETT - Utility Deposit - Struck


  5.       LARRY MARTINEZ - Recognition Certificate


Mayor Piccolo presented Larry Martinez with a certificate of appreciation and recognition for his commitment and service to the community and International Days.  Mr. Martinez spoke of his goals to be a teacher and indicated that he has 12 black belts.  He would like his students to achieve higher goals.  Some of his students have attended international tournaments in places such as Japan and London.  He thanked the Mayor and Council for this recognition. 


  6.        SUE CHRISTENSEN - Pioneer Museum


Sue Christensen requested assistance from the Council in converting the Bryner House (corner of

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1st  East and 1st South) into a Pioneer Museum.  This is the oldest home in Price and should be preserved to represent the Pioneers who came to Price.  Bruce Bryner, owner of the home, has agreed to a long term lease.  Ms. Christensen stated that she is applying for an Eccles grant that is due by July 30, 2005.  Before she can apply for the grant and sign a lease, she needs to get a report on the house.  It is in bad shape and needs repairs.  According to City policies, an inspection cannot take place without a building permit.  She asked if this requirement can be waived and if there is a fee, if it can be placed on an account to pay later?  An assessment needs to be made so that they know how much it will cost to rehabilitate the house.  MOTION.  Councilmember Tatton moved that the fee and building permit requirement be waived for this project.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.  Gary Sonntag suggested an architect, as they can do a quick walk through the building and assess its needs.  .


  7.       TONI JOHNSON - Hot Air Balloon Rides - Struck


  8.       PROPERTY COMPLAINT - 595 East 700 North - Update


Aleck Shilaos reported that complaints have been received on property located at 595 East 700 North.  The owners are pretty close to being in compliance but are acting very slowly due to health issues and limited funds.  No grass has been planted but the weeds have been cut and the junk hauled away. 


  9.       RV PARKING NEXT TO WAVE POOL - Approved


Councilmember McEvoy reported that the Little League World Series is scheduled to begin the first week in August.  As there is not a recreational vehicle park available in the area, it has been suggested that the parking lot east of the swimming pool complex be offered for use by those individuals traveling in recreational vehicles.  A fee of $35/night could be charged to include use of the showers and restroom facilities along with a wave pool pass.  It is not known exactly how many spaces are available.  The College of Eastern Utah will be contacted for approval to also use their parking lot on the corner of 3rd East and 5th North as an overflow area.  MOTION.  Councilmember McEvoy moved that use of the swimming pool parking lot be approved for the Little League World Series.   Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried. 


10.        ORDINANCE #2005-003  - Establishing A Form of Conduct For Elected Officials


Mayor Piccolo presented Ordinance #2005-003, establishing a form of conduct for elected officials. MOTION.  Councilmember Aguayo moved that Ordinance #2005-03 be approved, that the Mayor and City Recorder be authorized to sign the ordinance and that it become effective upon publication.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.


11.        HANDY MATT - Home Occupied Business Approved


Councilmember McEvoy reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave a favorable recommendation to the request of Matthew Bullock to operate Handy Matt (handyman business) at his home located at 370 North 100 East.  MOTION.  Councilmember McEvoy moved that the business be approved upon the purchase of a business license.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.




Councilmember McEvoy reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave a favorable recommendation to the following requests for Conditional Use Permits per the stated stipulations.


Castle Valley LLC - 1375 South Carbon Avenue - Dedication and Improvement of Road (Utah Highway Patrol and Adult Probation Buildings) - 66' right-of-way creating two access roads. 

Prestige Wireless - 63 East Main Street - Business and Sign.  Four week temporary 2' X 3 2= signs and upon fire inspection.

Smuin, Rich, Marsing & Rasmussen Properties - 294 East 100 South - Remodel, Business and Sign

Pinnacle Canyon Academy - 210 North 610 East - Two Year Temporary Use of Portable classrooms.



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Sutherlands - 406 South Highway 55 - Amendment (reduce parking lot requirement to 120 spaces) for Farmers Market

Price River Drive Business Park - 540 West Price River Drive - Rezone from CD to Manufacturing District.


MOTION.  Councilmember McEvoy moved that the requests be approved and that Conditional Use Permits be issued per the above stipulations.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried. 


CONSENT ITEMS -  MOTION.  Councilmember McEvoy moved that Items #13 through # 33 be approved.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.


13.        MINUTES - June 22, 2005,  July 1, 2005


14.        RICHARD BOYDEN, NICK TATTON - Travel Approved      


Richard Boyden - Marijuana Leaf Technician, September 26-29, 2005, Salt Lake City, Utah

Nick Tatton - Annual Travel For UAMPS, WAPA, IPA and Utah Alliance For Economic Development


15.        RICHARD HACKWELL - Easy Program Reimbursement In The Amount of $2,000  - Improvements On Property At 475 East Main Street


16.        BRAD HARPER - Easy Program Reimbursement In The Amount of $2,000 - Improvements and Renovations On Property At 347 East 100 North


17.        VAN MAYS - Easy Program Reimbursement Phase II In The Amount of $590.62 - Improvements On Property At 161 East 100 North


18.        MARK OLSON - Price City Easy Program - Concept For Improvements and Renovations On Property At 96 North 400 East Up To $2,000 Contingent Upon Payment OF The Application Fee In The Amount of $200


19         SKIN INK TATTOO - Economic Vitality Loan Fund In The Amount of $2,000 To Purchase Equipment For Business At 19 East Main


20.        COMMUNITY PROGRESS COMMITTEE PROJECTS - Approval For Downtown Tree Lighting, Picnic Benches and Crosswalks (Use of In-Kind Services - City Crews, Department Budgets For Cement, Supplies, Concrete Saw, Etc.)


21.        UTAH COMMUNITY PLANNERS - Agreement For General Plan Update


22.        NORTHERN HEIGHTS LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL ASSOCIATION - Street Signs Indicating 1100 East Street (North of 800 North) As Baseball Lane, and Street South of Little League Fields As Home Run Lane and Installation of Playground Equipment At The Field Site - Ratification


23.        CLASS C ROAD FUND EQUIPMENT PURCHASES - Equipment Purchased (RC60 Skid Track Loader and Optional Concrete Claw Attachment For $40,654)


24.        I.S. DEPARTMENT - Permission To Purchase HP ML350 Server In The Amount of $2,696.


25.        WELLINGTON CITY LIBRARY AND BOOK MOBILE - Permission To Maintain and Repair Computers At A Cost of $35/Hour


26.        PRICE CITY SWIM TEAM - Permission To Use Swimming Pool East Parking Lot For A Yard Sale - Ratification


27.        SWIMMING POOL COMPLEX - Permission To Advertise For Bids For New Windows


28.        CERTIFIED TAX RATE - .002611 (Establish Revenues In The Amount of $635,200.




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29.        FUND TRANSFERS - Approved


From General Fund to Library Fund                                 - $164,330

From Redevelopment Agency to General Fund                 - $  10,000

From Water Fund to General Fund                                  - $152,525

From Electric Fund to General Fund                                - $383,350

From General Fund to Swimming Pool Fund                     - $205,250

From General Fund to Drug Task Force Fund                   - $  29,735

From General Fund to Capital Projects                             - $  92,957


30.        LISA RICHENS - Reclassification/Promotion To Deputy Finance Director/Internal Auditor


31         LIBRARY AID - Permission To Advertise And Hire A Part Time Employee - Ratification


32.        NEW HIRE APPROVED - Samuel Smith, Parks Department Laborer, Temporary/FT - Ratification


33.        JUANITA RICHARD, DRUG TASK FORCE SECRETARY - Permission To Work In Various Departments, Increased Hours


34.        FIREFOX MINI STORAGE (BRAD HARPER) - Economic Vitality Loan Fund In The Amount of $10,000 To Purchase Buildings and Site Improvements At 345 East 100 North


Councilmember McEvoy reported that Brad Harper of Firefox Mini Storage was scheduled to appear before the Planning and Zoning Commission on his project at 345 East 100 North.  The Commission questioned the feasibility of having a storage area at the back of the property.  As Mr. Harper was not present to answer questions, the Commission could not give a favorable recommendation.  She noted that city staff strongly supported the project.  MOTION.  Councilmember McEvoy moved that the Economic Vitality Loan Fund be approved contingent upon a favorable recommendation of the project by the Planning and Zoning Commission.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.  


35         NEW HIRES APPROVED - Robert Potts, Bret Cammans, Janarie Larsen, Part Time, On Call Fire Department Employees


John Daniels reported that 15 applications were received for the position of Part Time, On Call Fire Department employees.  Members of the Fire Department screened the applications and 8 were selected for interview.  The committee (Fire Department officers, Police Chief Shilaos and himself) recommends the hiring of Robert Potts, Bret Cammans and Janarie Larsen.  MOTION.  Coiuncilmember Tatton moved that the above individuals be approved.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.


36.        COMMUNITY PROGRESS - Update


Councilmember Wheeler reported that the Main Street lighting project is continuing to move along.  Quite a bit of information was received from Bruno Engineer and it looks like it will be a favorable project.  Cost estimates are approximately $20,000 to $25,000. Some items were added, such as plug ins for loud speakers.  Nick Tatton stated that the project received three options - kind of good, pretty good and what we ought to do.  He recommended that the best option be selected to avoid future expenses.  The next step will be construction and installation.       


37.        INTERNATIONAL DAYS - Update


Councilmember Tatton reported that everything is going well with International Days.  He needs to get a count of who will be present at the opening ceremonies.  The Boy Scout Troops will present the flags followed by short speeches. 


38.        BUSINESS AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE CENTER AGREEMENT - Disposition of Assets In The Event of Future Dissolution of BTAC


Nick Tatton presented an agreement between Price City and the Business and Technical Assistance Center regarding the disposition of assets upon dissolution of the BTAC and recommended approval.  MOTION.  Councilmember Tatton moved that the agreement be approved and that the Mayor be authorized to execute the documents.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Aquayo and carried.

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MOTION.  Councilmember Tatton moved that the meeting adjourn and that a meeting of the Redevelopment Agency convene.  Motion seconded by Councilmember McEvoy and carried.


Meeting adjourned at 7:05 p.m.

Reconvened at 7:13 p.m.


Meeting adjourned at 7:30 p.m.







ATTEST:                                                           Joe L. Piccolo, Mayor





Joanne Lessar, City Recorder