Minutes of The Price City Council Meeting

City Hall: Price, Utah

August 24, 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

     Stephen L. Denison                           Gary Sonntag, Public Works Director/City Engineer

     Richard Tatton                                  Nick Tatton, Community Director

     Jeanne McEvoy                                John Daniels, Human Resource Director

     Mae Aguayo                                     Bret Cammans, Customer Service Director

Aleck Shilaos, Chief of Police


Others Present:

     Brianna Welch                      Kristy Fredrickson                      Shelley Wright               Kaye Tallerico

     Terry Snyder                         Chari Jelsma                             Don Reaveley                Tawnie Crowe

     George Snyder                     Toni Fugate                               Kathy Hanna Smith        Rick Sutton


Mayor Piccolo led the Pledge of Allegiance.  Roll was called with the above members in attendance.




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


 2.         VISIONARY SERVICE LEADER AWARDS - Kaye Tallerico, Kathy Lynn Dahl


Mayor Piccolo presented the Visionary Service Leader Award for the month of August, 2005, to       Kaye Tallerico for her involvement in the community.  As Kathy Lynn Dahl was not able to be present for her award, it will be presented at the next meeting.


3.         CHILDREN=S JUSTICE CENTER/FAMILY SUPPORT - Permission To Place 4 X 4 Sign On Parkway


Shelley Wright, representing the Children=s Justice Center/Family Support, requested permission  to place a 4 X 4 sign on the parkway at 3rd East and 1st North, next to the Children=s Justice Center.  They would like to place this sign the last week of every month to thank various supporters in the community.  The sign will be placed in this area beginning at 8:00 a.m. each morning and  removed at 5:00 p.m. each night during the one week period.  It is a self standing sign and is heavy which should prevent it from being blown over.  MOTION.   Councilmember Tatton moved that the request be approved.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.


 4.         COASTAL ENERGY - Permission To Lease City Owned Property For Gas Extraction


Nick Sampinos reported that Coastal Energy is requesting permission to lease certain Price City owned property in the Miller Creek area for gas extraction, where an existing well exists.  He is in the process of working out the terms of the lease.  As this property was previously leased by Conoco Phillips, he contacted them first to see if they are still interested and found that they were not interested.  In addition to what was once leased to Conoco Phillips, Coastal Energy would like to lease additional parcels for mineral extraction.  The lease includes reclamation of the well bore site.  MOTION.  Councilmember McEvoy moved that the request be approved.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.




The Council discussed travel expenses to attend the Utah League of Cities and Towns Conference scheduled September 14-16, 2005, in Salt Lake.  In the past, a $45/day per diem was set.  Different ways to handle expenses was reviewed.  MOTION.  Councilmember Tatton moved that staff and Councilmembers be reimbursed for mileage at $ .40 2 /mile plus actual expenses for meals, parking fees, etc.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.





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 6.        PUBLIC HEARING - Regarding The Issuance and Sale of Not More Than $225,000 Aggregate Principal Amount of Taxable Sales Tax Revenue Bonds, Series 2005 of Price City, Utah, For The Purpose of Financing The Renovation of Existing Buildings To House Administrative Offices and Programs


MOTION.  Councilmember Denison moved that a Public Hearing be held to receive public comments on the issuance and sale of not more than $225,000 Aggregate Principal Amount of Taxable Sales Tax Revenue Bonds, Series 2005 of Price City, Utah, for the purpose of financing the renovation of existing buildings to house administrative offices and programs.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.  Mayor Piccolo  opened the Public Hearing at 6:15 p.m.  MOTION.  There being no comments, Councilmember Denison moved that the Public Hearing close.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.  The Public Hearing closed at 6: 16 p.m.


  7.      HUMAN RESOURCES - Proposal to Implement Career Ladders


John Daniels presented information on a proposal to implement the concept of Acareer ladders@ to the city=s promotion and employee development process.  A Acareer ladder@ is the normal grade progression through which an employee may advance noncompetitively to reach the full-performance level of a particular job.  He asked that the Council review the information and get back to him with their comments.  If the comments are positive, he would like to write a policy for adoption at the next meeting.  


8.          J & D PAINTING - Home Occupied Business and Sign Approved

MCDONALDS DVD RED BOX - Conditional Use Permit Approved


Councilmember McEvoy reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission reviewed the following requests for a home occupied business and a Conditional Use Permit and recommended approval per the following contingency on the home occupied business..


J and D Painting - Home occupied business and sign (drywall and wallpaper removal) - 312 South 300 West, Joseph Spink, Dalene Pilling-Owners (contingent upon receipt of a letter of approval from the home owner.

McDonald=s DVD Red Box - Conditional Use Permit, Business and Sign - 407 East Main Street


MOTION.  Councilmember McEvoy moved that the requests be approved per the above contingency on J and D Painting and that a Conditional Use Permit be issued to McDonald=s DVD Red Box.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.


CONSENT ITEMS.  MOTION.  Councilmember Denison moved that Items #10 through # 20 be approved.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.


10.      MINUTES - August 5, 2005, August 10, 2005


11.      DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AND CULTURE, DIVISION OF HOUSING & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT - Grant For Street Improvements (1200 North 300 East, 700 East 900 North, Airport Road East of Highway 55, Various scheduled Slurry Seal Locations)




Nick Tatton - RDA Summit, September 7, 2005, Salt Lake City, Utah;  Utah League of Cities and Towns Conference, September 14-16, 2005, Salt Lake City, Utah

John Daniels - Utah League of Cities and Towns Conference, September 14-16, 2005,

Kevin Drolc, Shane Henrie - Basic Data Recovery, October 17-21, 2005, Salt Lake City, Utah

Kevin Drolc, Richard Boyden - Utah Narcotic Officer=s Association, September 26-29, 2005, Mesquite, Nevada

Robb Radley - Critical Field Interviewing Techniques For Police Officers, September  26-28, 2005, Richfield, Utah


13.      PRICE CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT - Right of Access/Dissemination of UCJIS Information


14 .     MAIN STREET PROGRAM - Authorization To Contract With State of Utah For Funding


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15.        CONOCO PHILLIPS COMPANY - Renewal of Oil, Gas and Mineral Lease


16.        SWIMMING POOL WINDOW REPLACEMENT - Permission To Receive Proposals


17.        LARRY M. AND KATHERINE J. TAYLOR - Grazing Agreement


18.        CLASS C ROAD MILL & OVERLAY, #2C-2005 - Nielson Construction Company - Changer Order #1 For Additional Amount of $22,903.52, Partial Payment #1 For $179,722.14


19.        CLASS C ROAD SLURRY SEAL, #2C-2005 - Kilgore Paving & Maintenance - Change Order #1 For Additional Amount of $10,309.32, Final Payment For $62,493.23


20.        NEW HIRES - John Rogers, Gayle Mecham, Geno Migliori


Josh Rogers - Streets Department, Laborer I, Permanent/Full Time

Substitute Crossing Guards - Gayle Mecham, Geno Migliori, Permanent/Part Time


21.        UTAH DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY - Cooperative Agreement For Consolidated Dispatch Services Approved


Councilmember Denison questioned the language and a couple items in the cooperative agreement for dispatch services with the Utah Department of Public Safety.  As the items were minor, it was felt that the agreement could be approved and that the items be reviewed with the committee for next year=s agreement.  MOTION.  Councilmember Denison moved that the agreement be approved and that the Mayor and City Attorney be authorized to execute the documents.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.




Police Chief Shilaos reported that in lieu of the annual bonfire that takes place the night before the  Carbon High School Homecoming parade and football game, the high school is requesting permission to sponsor a parade consisting of students only that would actually be a pep rally.  They would like to begin at 300 East Main, march down 300 East going north to 400 North and then east and onto the high school.  Councilmember McEvoy reported that the school has changed plans and will now start at 400 East Main.  MOTION.  Councilmember McEvoy moved that the parade be approved.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.  




Brianna Welch presented information on a program to water the cemeteries= grounds and possibly the rest of the City.  Approximately one year ago, she approached the Finance Director about the possibility of implementing a watering program for the City.  At one time, the program was very costly, but through her continued search, she found a company with a system called Weathermatic that was quite reasonable and has a very effective program.  Controllers are programmed into a weather station that turns the sprinklers on only when the weather is dry.  A zip code is used based on the latitude and longitude for the area.  If an area receives moisture, the sprinklers are turned off for that day.  The weather station tells the sprinklers when to activate.  The cost to implement such a system in both cemeteries is approximately $2,947.12.  If this proves effective, a system could be installed for the parks, Peace Garden, Heritage Garden, City Hall, etc., for a total of $5,648.88.  The items can be purchased locally with a local landscape person to install them.  Both the school district and the college have installed this systems and they seem quite happy with the program.  MOTION.  Councilmember Tatton moved that authorization be given to purchase the system for the cemeteries, get it installed this fall and have it ready to go for next spring.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Aguayo and carried.




Councilmember Wheeler reported that at their last meeting, the Price River Water Improvement District approved the tax rate increase.   The increased passed with a three to two vote.


 25.       INTERNATIONAL DAYS - Update


Councilmember Tatton reported that the final payments have been made to the vendors for International Days.  He should soon have a final accounting to determine was the city=s share will

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be.  The Chamber of Commerce has been working on this item.  He thanked everyone involved with this years events.


26         COMMUNITY PROGRESS - Update


Councilmember Wheeler reported that the Restaurant Tax Committee denied the request of  Community Progress  for funding for the downtown street lighting project.  She does not want to give up on this project and will continue to work on it.


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


Meeting adjourned at 7:12 p.m.

Reconvened at 7:19 p.m.


Meeting adjourned at 7:28 p.m.







ATTEST:                                                           Joe L. Piccolo, Mayor





Joanne Lessar, City Recorder