Minutes of the Price City Council Meeting

City Hall: Price, Utah

August 13, 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

Rick Davis                                            Laurie Tryon, City Recorder

Kathy Hanna-Smith                           John Daniels, Human Resource Director       

Jeanne McEvoy                                  

Richard Tatton                                   


Excused Absence: Pat Larsen, Finance Director

Others Present: Jackie Butkovich, Janael Ford, C.J. McManus, Tom Jewell


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


1.             PUBLIC COMMENT- C.J. McManus, Sun Advocate

                C.J. McManus, report for the Sun Advocate, informed the Mayor and Council of an upcoming golf

              fundraising event sponsored by the Sun Advocate to support the local volunteer firefighters in

              Price and surrounding cities. The intent is to raise enough money to possibly give each fire

              department, $1,000 to spend on items that are needed in their departments. Mr. McManus invited

              Price City to participate in the event with teams. He stated that other sponsors throughout the

              communities are being recruited to help with the event. The event would be a four man scramble

              with prizes awarded to the winning teams. The event will be called “Fire in the Hole Day”.

              Councilmember Tatton suggested making Oct. 11th a day to recognize our local volunteer

              firefighters. Mayor Piccolo suggested that Delynn Fielding of the Community Development

              Corporation (CDC) be contacted for fund assistance for the event. Mr. McManus thanked the

              Mayor and Council for their consideration and support.


2.             COUNCILMEMBERS REPORT- The Mayor and Councilmembers presented an update on the

               activities and functions in which they have participated.


3.             PUBLIC HEARING- Regarding the Issuance and Sale of Not More than $450,000 Aggregate Principal Amount of Series 2008 Water Revenue Bonds (The “Series 2008 Bonds”) of the City of Price, Utah

                MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved to open the public hearing at 6:28 p.m. Motion seconded by Councilmember McEvoy and carried. No public comment was received.

                MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved to close the public hearing at 6:29 p.m. Motion seconded by Councilmember Hanna-smith and carried.


4.             PUBLIC HEARING- To Receive Input on the Price City Capital Improvement Plan and Potential

              Submissions to the Permanent Community Impact Board for Grant and Loan Funding

                MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved to open the public hearing at 6:30 p.m. Motion seconded by Councilmember Davis and carried.

                Nick Tatton presented the proposed 2009 capital improvement plan, specifically highlighting the

                projects to be submitted to the Utah Permanent Community Impact Fund Board (CIB) for funding

                in the 2009 year.  Nick Tatton presented the following projects and provided a brief description of


1.       Recreation Improvements: improvements and continued development of the Price River Trail for pedestrians and bicycles along the Price River between 100 North at Highway 6 and Carbon Avenue at Highway 10.

2.       Recreation Improvements: development of recreation infrastructure at Washington Park, specifically the development of a miniature golf course in conjunction with the existing pool facilities.

3.       Street Improvements: development of Price City street right of way in various locations throughout the community fronting City property.



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4.       Water and Sewer System Improvements:  a five (5) year program of system improvements to replace aged, inferior and failing water and sewer infrastructure that in many cases is over eighty (80) years old.

                No public comment was received. Councilmember Davis led a short discussion on the operation

              and maintenance of recreation facilities.

                MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved to close the public hearing at 6:41 p.m. Motion

              seconded by Councilmember Hanna-Smith and carried.


5.             PUBLIC HEARING- To Consider Public Input on the Draft West Travel and Tourism Community Development Project Area Plan

                MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved to open the public hearing at 6:42 p.m. Motion seconded by Councilmember McEvoy and carried. No public comment was received.

                MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved to close the public hearing at 6:43 p.m. Motion seconded by Councilmember McEvoy and carried.


6.             FOOD BANK- Janeal Ford, Utah Food Bank Services

                Janeal Ford, Development Director for the Utah Food Bank Services presented a report of the current conditions at the local and state food banks. She spoke of the increasing need for food in Utah with a 15-20% increase for assistance. She stated that due to the high cost of fuel, food prices, utilities and housing, many people do not have money left to purchase food. A goal of the Utah Food Bank is to add space for adequate food storage to meet the increasing need for food assistance. She stated that last year in Carbon County there was 189,00 pounds of food distributed, which amounts to approximately 4 ˝ semi-truck loads of food. Jackie Butkovich, Director of the local food pantry stated that she could not have done that without the assistance from the Utah Food Bank Service. She stated that the food drives locally are necessary and very much appreciated to provide food for the local residents but they are not enough to serve our community. Jackie stated that she has also seen an increase in the need for food with 10-12 new applicants each month. She stated that 1/3 of those are seniors or disabled citizens trying to live on $700-800 dollars a month. Councilmember McEvoy is concerned with the rumors that some people who are receiving food should not be on the program. She stated that people have told her that they will not donate to the local food bank anymore for that specific reason. Mrs. Butkovich stated that she has made a goal this year to resolve that issue. The requirements to be on the program have changed and there are certain rules which people must follow to receive food. She stated that everyone must show proof of income, a social security card for all members of their family, a completed application and a food stamp printout. She said that the documents are compared in order to keep information accurate. Mrs. Butkovich stated that the program is set up for households not individuals. Gary Sonntag questioned Mrs. Butkovich on his observation of  the semi-truck that unloads food by the parking lot of South Park and if that was going to continue. Mrs. Butkovich stated that it was for produce food drops from the Utah Food Bank but the program is now over. Councilmember Hanna-Smith suggested expanding the garden that is run by volunteers and offered to assist Mrs. Butkovich with contacting Ron Patterson at the USU extension office to ask for volunteers. Mayor Piccolo thanked Mrs. Butkovich and Ms. Ford for their update on the local and state food banks.  


PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION: Meetings of July 28 and August 11, 2008


Nick Tatton reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave the following recommendations on

applications for Home Occupied and Conditional Use Permits.


7.             HOME OCCUPIED PERMITS        

                a.  The Gun Guy- 39 E. Main- David Platt, Owner- Business and Sign-Final- (Conditional Use Permit)

                b.  Carbon Emery Homes & Properties-848 Homestead- Daniel Quick, Owner- Office Use Only-Final

                c.  Lucki Granite, LLC.- 641 N. 500 E.- Joseph Sanchez, Owner- Office Use Only-Final

                d.  Christensen’s Handyman Service-319 E. 200 S.-Michael Christensen, Owner-Office Use Only-Final

MOTION. Councilmember Hanna-Smith moved to grant final approval on items a, b, c and d as

recommended by the Planning and Zoning Commission. Motion seconded by Councilmember McEvoy and


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                a.  Circle H., LLC- 150 N. Carbonville Road- Dustin & Shannon Heugly, Owners- Business & Sign-

                Planning and Zoning Commission recommended placing the item on unfinished business, to table

              the item for up to 60 days pending receipt of a site plan and application completion and that the

              City Council issue a cease and desist order for the business until a business license and

              Conditional Use Permit are obtained.


                MOTION. Councilmember Hanna-Smith moved to accept the recommendations of the Planning and Zoning Commission, to order Circle H., LLC to cease and desist all activities at 150 North Carbonville Road immediately. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton. Councilmember Nielson disagreed with the motion as made. MOTION. Councilmember Nielson then made a substitute motion to accept the recommendation from Planning and Zoning Commission without the cease and desist. The substitute motion died for lack of a second. The original motion was then voted upon by Councilmembers Davis, McEvoy, Hanna-Smith and Tatton voted in favor. Councilmember Nielson voted Naye. Motion carried.  


CONSENT AGENDA - Councilmember Hanna-Smith moved to approve items 11 through 22 as listed on

the agenda. Motion seconded by Councilmember Davis and carried.


9.             MINUTES

                July 23, 2008 City Council Meeting


10.          RESOLUTION 2008-12 A Resolution Authorizing an Employer Pick-up of Employee Retirement Contributions


11.          BENEFIT PROTECTION CONTRACT LONG TERM DISABILITY- Authorization for the Mayor to Sign a Contract with Utah State Retirement Board on Behalf of Price City

            Contract permits former employees receiving Long Term Disability (LTD) underwritten by The Lincoln National Life Insurance and provided as a benefit by Price City to continue earning service credits during the period of paid disability.  There is no cost to Price City for this contract and URS benefit.



                Due to changes in the employee benefit marketplace, Price City will not provide, subsidize nor facilitate the provision of medical and dental insurance to those leaving the employment of Price City as a result of LTD. This applies to those entering an LTD status after August 13, 2008


13.          BUSINESS LICENSE- Authorization to Approve a Business License for Carbon Emery Homes & Properties-Daniel Quick-Owner, The Gun Guy- David Platt, Owner and Four Corners Behavioral Health


14.          FUND TRANSFER CORRECTION- Authorization to Correct a Mistake to the Fund Transfer Minute Entry of June 25, 2008. Transfer to Swimming Pool Fund from General Fund Should read $216,400. Transfer to Drug Task Force Fund from General Fund Should read $43,975


15.          RESOLUTION 2008-13 Consideration of a Resolution Establishing the Multi-Year Capital Improvement Plan


16.          UTILITY DEPARTMENT- Authorization to Purchase a New Vehicle for the Meter Readers for $16,816.00.


17.          MAIN STREET PROGRAM FUND- Authorization to Close the Main Street Program Fund 26 and Transfer the Fund Balance to the General Fund as the Fund is No Longer Being Used and Price City No Longer Receives Grant Funding





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18.          200 WEST CONSTRUCTION- Authorization for Final Payment on Change Order #1 and 2 to Dennis Lierd Construction for the 200 West Construction

                Lierd Construction has completed all of the required work for the 200 West construction. A

               change order #1 deducts 100 feet of curb <$3,400> and change order #2 adds curb, gutter

               sidewalk and pavement along 194 feet, $26,756.25. Partial payments #1, $36,360; #2, $19,040

               and payment #3 final, $26,756.25. Total completed contract is $82,156.25.


19.          SLURRY SEAL-CLASS C ROADS- Authorization for Final Payment to Morgan Pavement for the Completion of the Required Slurry Seal on Class C Roads

            Morgan Pavement has completed all of the required slurry seal. The final payment is $46,760.


20.          TRAVEL REQUEST-

                Bret Cammans- NWPPA Conference- September 14, 2008- St. George, Utah

                Mayor Piccolo, Councilmember Hanna-Smith, Councilmember Tatton, Councilmember McEvoy, Nick Tatton, John Daniels and Shari Madrid- ULCT Conference, September 10-12, 2008- SLC

                Tamara Gray- National Parks and Recreations AFO- August 22-23, 2008- SLC

                Nick Tatton- Practical Zoning and Land Use Law- October 14, 2008- SLC

                Nick Tatton- IEDC Training Certification Maintenance- January 24-27, 2008- Tempe, AZ.

                Shane Henrie, Kevin Drolc, Tory Christiansen and Juanita Richard- Utah Narcotics Officers Association-Sept. 8-11, 2008-Mesquite, NV

                Billie Wardle and Jason Wichmann- Cross Connection Control Certification- September 8-12, 2008, Orem


                Bill Wardle and Jason Wichmann request permission to attend the 2008 Cross Connection Control Certification class, which is sponsored by the Rural Water Association of Utah, in Orem, Utah, September 8-12, 2008. Estimated expense is: $2,302.00


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


22.          COMMUNITY PROGRESS-Update by Councilmember Hanna-Smith

·         Weed issue around the area is improving


23.          POWER BOARD- Update by Councilmember Davis

·         Rocky Mountain Power- rate increases vs. recovery costs

·         Bruno Engineering- working on presentation for next Council meeting on August 27, 2008 for rate re-structuring

·         Professional services are needed to care for the substations and power issues. Need authorization from Council to proceed with solicitation of proposals. MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved to solicit proposals for professional services within budget for the City’s electrical needs. Motion seconded by Councilmember Davis and carried.



                                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

                                e. Demand Side Management Program         


Meeting adjourned at 7:48 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