Minutes of The Price City Council Meeting

City Hall: Price, Utah

August 11, 2004


Present:                                                            Joanne Lessar, City Recorder

Councilmembers:                                               Pat Larsen, Finance Director

     Betty P. Wheeler                                          Nick Sampinos, City Attorney

     Stephen L. Denison                                       Gary Sonntag, PWD/City Engineer

     Richard Tatton                                              Nick Tatton, Community Director

     Jeanne McEvoy                                            Bret Cammans, Customer Services Director

     Joe Christman                                              Aleck Shilaos, Chief of Police


Excused: Mayor Joe L. Piccolo


Others Present:

     Brandon Gagnon                   Ken Gagnon                  Art Daniels                    Joyce Daniels

     Phyllis Oliveto Cox                Victoria Brown               Larry Hunsaker


Brandon Gagnon, Boy Scout Troop #297,  led the Pledge of Allegiance.  Councilmember Christman called the roll with the above members present.


 1.         MAYOR PROTEMPORE - Joe Christman


MOTION.  In the absence of Mayor Piccolo and in compliance with Ordinance #2002-001, Councilmember Wheeler moved that Councilmember Joe Christman be appointed Mayor Protempore.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.


 2.        RON D. NEWMAN, CUSTODIAN II - Recognition


A moment of silence was held in honor of Ron Newman, Custodian II, who passed away unexpectedly on Monday, August 2, 2004.  Ron worked in the Building Services Department as a Custodian II.  He was a dedicated, diligent, skilled, cheerful and trustworthy employee.


 3.         Councilmembers Report - Update


The Mayor Protempore and Councilmembers provided an update on the activities that they administer.


 4.         VISIONARY SERVICE LEADER AWARD - Joyce Daniels


Mayor Protem Christman presented the Visionary Service Leader Award for August to Joyce Daniels for her dedication to the community.  Mrs. Daniels is the Chairman of the Emergency Planning Committee and has done a great job in getting it established and moving along.


  5.        UTAH=S CHRISTMAS TOWN COMMITTEE - Request For Contribution - Struck


MOTION.  As a committee member was not present to represent Utah=s Christmas Town, Councilmember Denison moved that the item be struck.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.


  6.       CARBON HIGH SWIM TEAM - Permission To Conduct Yard Sale On Parking Lot Located On 3rd East


Victoria Brown requested permission to hold a yard sale as a fund raiser for the Carbon High Swim Team on Saturday, August 14th, between 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.  She would like to use the parking lot east of the swimming pool complex (old outdoor swimming pool) off of 3rd East.  MOTION.  Councilmember Denison moved that the request be approved.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.


  7.        NEXTEL DEALER - Economic Vitality Loan Approved


Nick Tatton reported that the Economic Vitality Loan Committee recommended approval of a working capital loan in the amount of $10,000 to the NEXTEL dealer for a 24 month period.  The percentage of collateral versus the loan amount is 30-40 percent.  MOTION.  Councilmember Denison moved that the loan be approved.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried. 




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 8.        CLOYD=S FLOOR STORE, LOS AMIGO RESTAURANT - Conditional Use Permits Approved


Councilmember McEvoy reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave a favorable

recommendation to the following requests for Conditional Use Permits.


Cloyd=s Floor Store - 63 East Main - Business and Sign

Los Amigos Restaurant - 353 South Highway 55 - Sign


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


CONSENT ITEMS - MOTION.  Councilmember Denison  moved that Items #9 through #17 be approved.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.


 9.        MINUTES  - July 14, 2004, July 28, 2004


10.        DOWNTOWN STREET FEST - Street Closure Rescheduled To September 11, 2004


11.        CURVES (EASY PROGRAM) - Reimbursement In The Amount of $917.00




Francis Duzenack -  ICC Annual Conference, September 26-28, 2004, Salt Lake City, Utah

Nick Tatton, Joanne Lessar - Utah League of Cities and Towns, September 15-17, Salt Lake City, Utah


13.        PEDESTRIAN SAFETY SIDEWALK FUND 2005 - Utah Department of Transportation Agreement For Partial Funding Of $4,300 For Construction Of A Pedestrian Safety Project At 845 East to 1000 East Main Street (SR55).


14.        SEWER PIPELINE REPLACEMENT, #2C-2004 - Dwight W. Peterson & Sons Excavating, Inc. - Change Order #2 Increases Contract $24,005.17;  Final Payment Of $53,904.02


15.        SMUIN, RICH & MARSING - Auditing Services For FY2003/04


16.        SWIMMING POOL OFFICE CLERK - Permission To Advertise and Establish Roster


17.        DIANA BORDEA - Approval To Add Thirty Six Vacation Hours (Bridging Of Employment Years)


18.        MINUTES - August 5, 2004


The following correction was made to the minutes of August 5, 2004

Title of Item - changed from ASocial Hour@ to AWorkshop@.

Line 1 - change Asocialize@ to Aworkshop@.


MOTION.  Councilmember Tatton moved that per the above correction that the minutes be approved.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.


19.        UTAH LEAGUE OF CITIES AND TOWNS - Travel Reimbursement Approved


The Council discussed the method of travel reimbursement for the Mayor, Council and staff attending the Utah League of Cities and Towns Convention and whether it be through a Aper diem@ or through actual expenses.  MOTION.  Councilmember Denison moved that the reimbursement be made through an expense voucher for actual expenses which would be for any meals not covered by registration as set by Price City Policy and travel for 120 miles at $ .37 2 cents/mile.  Motion seconded by Councilmember McEvoy and carried.




Councilmember Wheeler reported that DeLynn Fielding, Carbon County Economic Development,  attended the Price River Water Improvement District meeting and provided an update on the proposed construction of a carbon dioxide plant adjacent to the East Carbon Junction on Highway 6.  The discussion centered around the availability of water.  Discussion was also held on the 8 inch culinary water line that ends at the intersection of Highway 6 and the Savage Road east of Wellington and the purchase of culinary water from the District.  PRWID Assistant Manager Jeff Richens reported on the

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progress of the Carbonville and East Wellington waterline project.  The meters have all been installed and the asphalt should be replaced by the contractor by Thursday of next week.  PRWID District Manager Phillip Palmer reported that there are 11,177 acre feet of usable water in Scofield Reservoir

compared to 21,725 acre feet last year at this same time.  We really have to watch our water usage and hope for an early fall and a lot of snowfall..


21.        INTERNATIONAL DAYS - Update


Councilmember McEvoy reported that a follow up meeting was held with the International Days committee.  Everyone breathed a sigh of relief to a job well done.  It was unanimous that it was a very successful event.  Everyone did their part and if anyone had dropped the ball, it would not have been so successful.  The booth income was very successful.  More money was made this year that any other year.  The funds for this year will be retained by the Carbon County Chamber of Commerce.  Fees will be raised for next year with the Chamber retaining the same amount of funding as this year, and anything over and above that will be given to the City to help defray the costs of the event.  She recommended that in the future, that one person from the City be designated to be in charge of International Days from year to year instead of changing from one Council to another.  The Council would still help, but this person would know exactly what to do, how to do it, who to contact, etc.  She will accept Co-Chairman for next years events, as she now knows what to do.


Meeting adjourned at 6:25 p.m.








ATTEST:                                                                       Joe Christman, Mayor Protempore





Joanne Lessar, City Recorder