Minutes of The Price City Council Meeting
City Hall: Price, Utah
August 14, 2002, 5:30 p.m.
Mayor Joe L. Piccolo Joanne Lessar, City Recorder
Councilmembers: Pat Larsen, Finance Director
Betty P. Wheeler Nick Sampinos, City Attorney
Stephen L. Denison Gary Sonntag, Public Works Director/City Engineer
Richard Tatton Keith Wight, Human Resource Director
Elizabeth H. Kourianos Nick Tatton, Community Director
Don G. Reaveley, Jr. Aleck Shilaos, Chief of Police
Debbie Pappas Jeremy Pappas Guy Norton Shirley Norton
Frank Peczuh, Jr. Dixon Hussey Tim Peczuh Leonard Miller
Greg Lowder Penny Boyack Kent Boyack Karen Bedont
Kevin Hussey Eric Allred Boyd Anderson Trish Anderson
Kent Shiner Jennifer Bedont Karin Odendahl Ken Larson
Joyce Daniels Art Daniels
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 - July 23, 2002
MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that the minutes of the July 23, 2002 meeting be approved as written. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
3. FIREFIGHTERS RECOGNITION - Presentation of Certificates
Fire Chief Kent Boyack reported that on a very cold morning on February 12, 2002, at 5:30 a.m., the Price City Fire Department was called out to assist with the rescue efforts of a man who was buried under a coal pile at the Savage load out facility. With the combined efforts of everyone involved, the man was rescued after 6 hours. Even though they were told they could go home after other agencies responded, the men insisted on staying to provide any help they could. Chief Boyack presented certificates of recognition to the following Firemen; Paul Bedont, Greg Louder, Boyd Anderson, Guy Norton, Leonard Miller, Dixon Hussey, Eric Allred, Carey Seals and Brian Allred. Mayor Piccolo thanked the Firemen for their efforts and presented a certificate of recognition to Chief Boyack that will be placed in the fire station.
4. PECZUH PRINTING COMPANY RECOGNITION - Presentation of Certificate
Fire Chief Kent Boyack reported that the Price City Fire Department recently hosted the State Fireman’s Convention. Tim and Frank Peczuh, Peczuh Printing, prepared the convention booklet, which was very impressive and contained several colored pages. They did not charge for their services. Chief Boyack presented a certificate of appreciation for their contribution.
5. LONGWALL WEST, INC. - Outside Water Users Agreement
Kent Shiner, representing Longwall West, Inc., 401 North Carbonville Road, requested permission to connect to the City’s water line. Gary Sonntag indicated that staff has been working with Longwall West involving the City’s new 8" water distribution line that was installed along Carbonville Road. A “T” was installed at the designated point where the company could make a connection to run the waterline to their new building. Longwall West will install a new 8" water distribution pipeline at their own expense and adhere to the City’s minimum standards. The ownership of the 8" line will be turned over to the City. An easement agreement will be issued to provide access to the pipeline and meter until such time a public right-of-way is established. MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that the water connection be approved contingent upon receipt of the easement and outside water users agreement, payment of the connection fees and a share of Scofield Reservoir water. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.
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6. CARBON HIGH SCHOOL RENAISSANCE CLUB - Permission To Change 4th North Street
To Dino Drive
Janelle Bruno, representing the Carbon High School Renaissance Club, requested that the Council consider changing the name of 4th North Street in front of Carbon High School to Dino Drive. The change would begin from Veterans Lane to the high school. They will pay for the purchase of the new street signs through fund raisers. Ms. Bruno also requested permission to paint “dino footprints” on the street leading to the school. MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that the request be approved, that the City pay for the new street signs and that they be permitted to paint footprints on the street. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
7. DEBBIE SOUZA-PAPPAS - Request For Donation of Fencing Materials
Debbie Souza-Pappas, Utah Wildlife Rehabilitator for Eastern Utah, requested that the Council consider donating 100-150 feet of chain link fence to be used to house hawks and eagles. She works closely with the Division of Wildlife Resources and has permits from the State of Utah and federal government to perform her services, which are free of charge. MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that Gary Sonntag be directed to search through the City’s inventory to determine if the fencing material is available and report back at the next meeting. Motion seconded by Councilmember Reaveley and carried.
8. CASTLE VALLEY CABINETS - New Facility
Kam Weihing introduced himself as the manager of Castle Valley Cabinets, a new business that will be occupying the facility located at 1130 South Carbon Avenue. Castle Valley Cabinets is the parent company of Classy Closets, a custom closet manufacturer based out of Chandler, Arizona. He presented brochures detailing the types of closets, cabinets, office furniture, etc., that they plan to manufacture and market, both in this area as well as throughout Utah. The Mayor and Council thanked Mr. Weihing for his input.
9. KIT PAPPAS - Special Event Beer Permit
MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that a special event beer permit be approved for Kit Pappas for a wedding to be held on Saturday, August 17, 2002 at the Greek Church contingent upon review and approval by Police Chief Shilaos . Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
10. AMANDA’S LITTLE LEARNERS, DUCKS IN A ROW DESIGN - Home Occupied Businesses
Councilmember Kourianos reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave a favorable recommendation to the following home occupied businesses.
Amanda’s Little Learners - 692 South 100 East, Amanda Bennett-Owner (Child care and preschool)
Ducks In A Row Design - 1362 East Sagewood Road, Kristine H. Guthrie-Owner (Artwork designs for scrapbooks)
MOTION. Councilmember Kourianos moved that the businesses be approved upon payment of the business license fee. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
11. RISE, INC., PINNACLE SINCLAIR - Conditional Use Permits
Councilmember Kourianos reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave a favorable recommendation for the following requests for Conditional Use Permits.
Rise, Inc. - 8356 East 100 North, #5 (Sign)
Pinnacle Sinclair - 150 North Hospital Drive (Replacement and remodel of pole sign)
MOTION. Councilmember Kourianos moved that the requests be approved and that Conditional Use Permits be issued. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
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12. CASTLE VALLEY CABINETS - Sign - Concept Approval
Councilmember Kourianos reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave concept approval for a sign for Castle Valley Cabinets.
13. SHARI MADRID, HEATHER WICHMANN, TAM GREGERSON - Travel Approved
Mayor Piccolo presented the following travel requests:
Shari Madrid, Heather Wichmann, Tam Gregerson - Caselle Conference, October 15, 16, Las Vegas, Nevada
Bill Barnes - Advanced Patrol Tactics, September 9, 10, Richfield, Utah
Sam White - American Water Works Association Education and Training, September 25, 27,
St. George, Utah
Tamara Gray, Gena Wood - Aquatic Facility Operators Education and Training, September 13, 14, West Valley City, Utah
MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that the travel be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
14. BOB BENNETT - Travel Approved
Mayor Piccolo presented the following travel request.
Bob Bennett - Bonneville Chapter ICBO Fall Education Institute, September 17-19, Ogden, Utah
MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that the travel be approved and that lodging be for 2 nights instead of 3. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
Councilmember Wheeler was excused at 7:00 p.m.
15. CELL PHONE CONTRACT - Permission To Change Plans
Nick Tatton requested permission to change the type of Cell Phone plan that the City currently has with Cellular One. The change will save a lot of air time costs, plus add an additional 1600 to 1700 minutes per month. MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that the request be granted and that the final contract be returned to the Council for approval. Motion seconded by Councilmember Reaveley and carried.
16. POLICE DEPARTMENT ENTRY DOOR - Permission To Replace
Police Chief Shilaos requested permission to replace the rear entry door to the Police Department. Estimated cost is $2,333. MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that the door be replaced. Motion seconded by Councilmember Kourianos and carried.
17. PRICE MAIN STREET RECONSTRUCTION (CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT) - Sunrise
Engineering, Inc. - Partial Payment #4
Gary Sonntag presented a request for partial payments totaling $29,218.68 submitted by Sunrise Engineering, Inc., for their contract to manage the reconstruction of Price Main Street. The Utah Department of Transportation will make the payments. MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that the payments be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Kourianos and carried.
18. WATER TRANSMISSION PIPELINE CONSTRUCTION - Condie Construction Company, Inc. -
Partial Payment #3
Gary Sonntag presented a request for a partial payment in the amount of $720,185.55 submitted by Condie Construction Company, Inc., for their contract on the Water Transmission Pipeline Construction. MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that the payment be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.
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19. CLASS “C” ROAD IMPROVEMENTS, #5C-2002 - Contracts Awarded
Gary Sonntag reported that the committee assigned to review the bids received for Class “C” Road Improvements have awarded the contracts to the following low bidders:
Road Reconstruction - Nielson Construction for $75,492.00
Crack Sealing - Asphalt Guard for $24,500.00
Slurry Seal #2 - Asphalt Guard for $65,737.53
Pavement Overlays - Staker-Parsons for $40,522.90
Traffic Paint Striping - Staker-Parsons for $10,650.00
20. WATER TRANSMISSION PIPELINE (CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT) - Hansen, Allen &
Luce, Inc. - Partial Payment
Gary Sonntag presented a request for a partial payment in the amount of $51,886.02 submitted by Hansen, Allen & Luce, Inc., for their contract on the construction management of the Water Transmission Pipeline. MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that the payment be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.
21. USED PAINT SHAKER - Permission To Purchase
Gary Sonntag reported that the Street Maintenance Department is requesting permission to purchase a used paint shaker in the amount of $2,500. The machine will handle quart, gallon and 5 gallon containers and will be used on a regular basis as there is a lot of paint used on traffic striping. MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that the paint shaker be purchased upon validating the cost of a new one. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
22. REMOVAL OF WAVE POOL BUBBLE - Permission To Hire Services of Yeadon Fabric Structures
Gary Sonntag requested permission to hire the services of Yeadon Fabric Structures to assist in the process of taking down the wave pool bubble. This instruction would include the methods of folding and rolling each section, positioning each section for connection/disconnection, doorway connection/disconnection and repair of torn fabric. This will prolong the life of the bubble and increase the performance of city crews in handling the bubble and making repairs. Yeadon has submitted a proposal in the amount of $2,000. MOTION. Councilmember Kourianos moved that the request be granted. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.
23. RESOLUTION #2002-27 - Appointment of Environmental Certifying Officer
CDBG 2001-02 PROJECT (SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS ON 300 NORTH) - Permission To Advertise For Bids
Gary Sonntag presented Resolution #2002-27, authorizing the appointment of Mayor Piccolo as the City’s Environmental Certifying Officer. This is in conjunction with the Community Development Block Grant project for 2001-02, which is to construct pedestrian safety improvements on 300 North (north side) from Cedar Hills Drive to 1200 East. Gary requested permission to advertise to receive bids for this project. MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that Resolution #2002-27 be approved, that the Mayor and City Recorder be authorized to sign the resolution and that permission be given to advertise for bids for the CDBG Project. Motion seconded by Councilmember Reaveley and carried.
24. SMUIN, RICH & MARSING - Audit Services For 2001/2002
Pat Larsen presented the contract with Smuin, Rich & Marsing for their services to audit the City’s books for the Fiscal Year 2001/2002. The contract is for $9,700, plus an additional amount to assist in the GASB 34 conversion. MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that the contract be approved, that the Mayor be authorized to sign the contract, and that a letter be issued noting that the costs for the GASB 34 conversion not exceed $3,100. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
25. WATER FUND RESERVES - Permission To Use Sinking Funds
Pat Larsen reported that over the past few years, the funds generated from the increase in water rates has been set aside for the Water Expansion Project. She requested permission to use the
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reserves for the Sinking Funds required by the 2002 bonds. The total amount available is $627,000. The amount needed in the reserves is $754,208. MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that the request be granted. Motion seconded by Councilmember Kourianos and carried.
26. 125 CAFTERIA PLAN - Advance of Additional Funds Approved
MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that an amount of $3,000 be advanced to the 125 Cafeteria Plan. Motion seconded by Councilmember Reaveley and carried.
27. JERIMIAH JOHNSON, TOM RICHARDSON, JOHN HAYWARD - Promotions/Reclassifications
Approved, Permission To Advertise For Replacements
Keith Wight presented the following promotions/reclassifications effective August 19, 2002, and requested permission to advertise for their replacements.
Jerimiah Johnson - Streets, Maintenance Department, Carpenter #1, Grade 3
Tom Richardson - Shop Department, Fleet Service Supervisor, Grade 15
John Hayward - Streets Department, Operator II, Grade 9
MOTION. Councilmember Reaveley moved that the promotions/reclassifications be approved per the above date and that permission be given to advertise for their replacements. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.
28. DIANNA MARTINO - New Hire
Keith Wight reported that the committee that interviewed applicants for the position of City Hall Custodian, permanent/part time, is recommending that Dianna Martino be hired effective August 19, 2002. MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that the new hire be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Reaveley and carried.
29. DANA YOUNG - New Hire
Keith Wight reported that the committee that interviewed applicants for the position of Secretary for the Police and Administration Departments, permanent/part time, is recommending that Dana Young be hired effective August 19, 2002. MOTION. Councilmember Reaveley moved that the new hire be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Kourianos and carried by the following vote.
Councilmember Denison - Naye
Councilmember Tatton - Aye
Councilmember Kourianos - Aye
Councilmember Reaveley - Aye
30. CHANGES IN POLICIES AND PROCEDURES, SECTION 6 - Hiring For New and Vacant
Positions - Tabled
MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that the proposed changes in the Policies and Procedures Manual, Section 6, Hiring for New and Vacant Positions, be tabled for further review. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
31. RESOLUTION #2002-28 - Policy On Cell Phones
Keith Wight presented Resolution #2002-28, setting forth a policy on the use of cellular telephones. MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that Resolution #2002-28 be approved and that the Mayor and City Recorder be authorized to sign the resolution. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
32. PRICE RIVER WATER IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT - Update
Councilmember Denison reported that the Price River Water Improvement District has submitted a request to the Community Impact Board for a $1 million dollar combination grant and loan for water and sewer projects. Due to compliance with State regulations and changes, several small water companies have approached them to take them over.
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33. WATER TRANSMISSION LINE - Update
Gary Sonntag reported on the progress of the Water Transmission Line and their current status in the Carbonville area. Since the start of the project, meetings are held every Thursday morning to sort out problems and issues to keep the project moving.
34. CARBON HIGH MVP TEAM - Permission To Hold Street Dance - Placed On Unfinished Business
MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that the request from the Carbon High MVP Team to hold a street dance be moved to unfinished business. Motion seconded by Councilmember Reaveley and carried.
Meeting adjourned at 8:37 p.m.
ATTEST: Joe L. Piccolo, Mayor
Joanne Lessar, City Recorder