Minutes of the Special Price City Council Meeting

City Hall: Price, Utah

August 15, 2006, 12:00 p.m.



Mayor Joe L. Piccolo

Councilmembers:                                                                  Laurie Tryon, City Recorder

     Richard Tatton                                                                Pat Larsen, Finance Director

     Jeanne McEvoy                                                              Aleck Shilaos, Police Chief

     Kathy Hanna-Smith                                       

     Jeff Nielson


Excused: Councilmember Rick Davis


Present:  Rick Shaw, Lisa Richens


1.                  The ZAP Tax-(zoo, arts and parks) Service and Fee Proposal from Lewis, Young, Robertson and Burmingham, Inc.(LYRB)


Today’s Special Council meeting was set up to receive approval from the City Council to accept the proposal from LYRB in order to get the notice to Carbon County before August 24, 2006. The LYRB would organize the advertising and correspondence for Councilmembers and the Mayor to educate the public on the tax. The cost to the city would be $8,417.50. If the County decides to do the ZAP tax alone, then the City would not be able to impose the tax. Councilmember McEvoy would like to have more time to plan this out and make sure it is handled correctly instead of scrambling to get it on the ballot. Councilmember Hanna-Smith recommends moving forward with the ZAP tax and speaking to the County personally at their next public meeting to present and answer any questions they may have. The Mayor would like to see an alternative plan. If the City waits, we could lose $100,000.00 for this year and $100,000.00 for ˝ of next year.

Price City qualifies for the ZAP tax; the Councilmembers would like to establish a list of potential projects for which the tax funds would be used, which is 1/10th of one percent on sales.  We need to begin the campaign now and not wait for the County’s reply. Due to the urgency of the August 24th deadline, a letter needs to be drafted to the County with the Mayor’s signature, explaining the City’s intent to proceed with the ZAP tax. This will allow the County to call us at their convenience with their concerns and questions for discussion and to add us to the agenda for the next regularly scheduled meeting. MOTION. Councilmember Hanna-Smith recommends accepting the proposal and services from (LYRB) Lewis, Young, Robertson and Burmingham, Inc. for the implementation of the ZAP Tax. Motion seconded Councilmember Nielson and carried. 


Meeting adjourned at 12:40 p.m.






Joe L. Piccolo, Mayor






Laurie Tryon, City Recorder