August 25, 1999, 5:30 p.m.
Mayor Lou Colosimo
Tyler Munns and Cameron Butler, Boy Scout Troop #283, led the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Colosimo called the roll with the above members present.
1. MINUTES - August 11, 1999
MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that the minutes of the August 11, 1999 meeting be approved as written. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried. Councilmember Nikas abstained as he was absent from the August 11th meeting.
2. OVERNIGHT PARK, TRANSIENT ROOM TAX - Motion of August 11, 1999 Meeting Rescinded (Item #22)
MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that the motion made in Item #22 of the August 11, 1999 minutes pertaining to the overnight park be rescinded. Motion seconded by Councilmember Piccolo and carried.
3. YOUTH CITY COUNCIL - Permission To Hold Street Dance
Chris Pehler, representing the Youth City Council, requested permission to block Main Street from 1st West to Carbon Avenue in order to hold a street dance on Saturday, September 18th. The proceeds will be donated to the Childrens Justice Center. The Council approved the request and recommended alternate sites, such as the Peace Garden or the parking lot across from Price Trading. Police Chief Shilaos recommended Main Street between Carbon Avenue and 1st East.
4. UP WITH PEOPLE PROGRAM - Permission To Sponsor Car Wash
Leon Skarshinski, representing the Up With People Program, an international non-profit organization, requested permission to sponsor a car wash as a fund raiser and to use the Fire Station for this event on Saturday, August 28th. Proceeds will be given to the Family Advocacy and Support Center. He has received approval from the Fire Chief. The Council approved the request.
5. HAND HELD UTILITY READING DEVICES - Permission To Purchase
MOTION. Councilmember Nikas moved that permission be given to purchase four hand held utility reading devices from Radix Corporation. Motion seconded by Councilmember Piccolo and carried.
6. UTAH SYMPHONY - Agreement To Perform For Culture Connection
Karen Bliss, representing the Culture Connection, presented an agreement with the Utah Symphony to perform at the Mont Harmon Junior High School on Thursday, September 30th, at a cost of $7,500. MOTION. Councilmember Wheeler moved that the agreement be approved and that Mayor Colosimo be authorized to execute the document. Motion seconded by Councilmember Nikas and carried.
7. WATER TRANSMISSION LINE FEASIBILITY REPORT AND WATER CONSERVATION PLAN - CRS Consulting Engineers
Hal Christensen, representing CRS Consulting Engineers, reported that the Water Conservation Plan has been completed. He asked that the Council review the plan and give their comments to Gary Sonntag so that the plan can be revised and corrected if necessary. Towards the end of next month, he would like to submit the plan along with the loan applications to agencies for funding. Mr. Christensen stated that the two things that the State looks at when funding water conservation projects is the per capita water use and the average water bill. At the present, Price City is using 250 gallons per capita per day, which is good. The average for Carbon County is 310 gallons, and for Utah it is approximately 320 gallons. The average monthly water bill for Price City per connection is $26.91. The state average is approximately $25.12. These two indicators look good. Mr. Christensen reviewed the current water rights, water supply and water demand. The city currently has a water supply of approximately 890 million gallons of water per year. The current level of demand is approximately 780 million gallons per year. The biggest water user is residential water, which is 61%. The next is commercial users at 26%, cemeteries, golf courses, and public buildings at 12%, and industrial at 1%. The estimated system loss from the trunk lines to the distribution system is about 145 million gallons per year, which is roughly 20% of the total supply. This figure is bad, but it looks good when you apply for funding, as the pipeline is a big percentage of the 20%.
Mr. Christensen discussed water supply and demand over the next few years. Without water conservation and without replacing the waterline, it is estimated that there will be a water supply problem around the year 2005. If the leaky pipeline is removed and other conservation measures implemented, this will move the problem to the year 2013. The cost estimate for construction of the project is approximately $8 million. Engineering, which includes design and construction management, is 15% or $1.2 million. Total project cost is approximately $9.2 million.
8. HELPER PROJECT COMMITTEE - Participation In Electric Light Parade
MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that the City place a float in the Helper Electric Light Parade with funding not to exceed $750.00. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.
9. COLLEEN QUIGLEY WOMEN CENTER - Building Permit Fees Waived
MOTION. Councilmember Nikas moved that building permit fees be waived for the Colleen Quigley Women's Center to replace a patio cover. Motion seconded by Councilmember Piccolo and carried.
10. COLLEGE OF EASTERN UTAH REGULATION BASEBALL FIELD - Contribution For Upgrade
Councilmember Tatton reported that the College of Eastern Utah has approached Price City to assist in upgrading their regulation baseball field located in the North Baseball Complex. Their rules for a junior college require certain specifications. Items that are not in compliance are the backstop and dugouts. They have requested that their field be improved to meet these standards. MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that the City assist in improvements up to $10,000. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried. The college has agreed to do the work.
The funds that will be set aside for this item will be taken out of the tourism fund.
11. PRICE COMMUNITY CENTER - Permission To Purchase Two Furnaces
MOTION. Councilmember Wheeler moved that permission be given to purchase two furnaces for the Price Community Center at a cost of $4,000. Motion seconded by Councilmember Piccolo and carried.
12. LIBRARY - Permission To Purchase Wilson Database
MOTION. Councilmember Wheeler moved that the Library be given permission to purchase a Wilson On-Line Database at a cost of $2,464. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
13. MAINTENANCE DEPT. - Lawn Mower/Peace Garden/Culture Connection
Councilmember Wheeler discussed the purchase of a riding lawn mower for the Maintenance Dept. at City Hall. The Council was polled and permission was given to purchase the mower. However, it has not yet been purchased. She also discussed the care of the City Hall/Peace Garden grounds. The Maintenance Dept. has been taking care of the grounds for several years and are doing a good job. Councilmember Piccolo stated that he feels the grounds should be the responsibility of the Parks Dept. and that the Maintenance Dept. should be taking care of the buildings and doing preventative maintenance. Councilmember Tatton stated that the Parks Dept. has a lawn mower that is available for use by the Maintenance Dept. MOTION. After further discussion, Councilmember Wheeler moved that the Council poll to purchase the riding lawn mower be rescinded and that the Maintenance Dept. be permitted to use the lawn mower that is available at the Parks Dept. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.
14. HUEFNER CONSULTING - Home Occupied Business Approved
Councilmember Piccolo reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave a favorable recommendation to John Huefner to operate Huefner Consulting, an engineering and surveying business, from his home located at 905 North 600 East. MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that the business be approved upon payment of the business license fee. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
15. SENIOR PRO RODEO - Temporary Conditional Use Permit (A-Frame Signs)
Councilmember Piccolo reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave a favorable recommendation for temporary A-frame signs announcing the Senior Pro Rodeo. MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that the request be approved and that a temporary Conditional Use Permit be issued. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
16. HEATHER WICHMANN - Travel Approved
Mayor Colosimo presented the following travel request:
MOTION. Councilmember Nikas moved that the travel be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
17. FRANCIS DUZENACK - Travel Denied
Mayor Colosimo presented the following travel request:
MOTION. Councilmember Nikas moved that the travel be denied as the training can be obtained in Utah. Motion seconded by Councilmember Piccolo and carried.
18. COLLEGE OF EASTERN UTAH TO CEU MUSEUM FIBRE PROJECT - Permission To Waive Fee For Pole Rental
Jim Huffaker, representing the College of Eastern Utah, and Pam Miller, representing the CEU Museum, discussed a fibre optic project between the college and the museum. Ms. Miller reported that the museum does not have internet ability. The museum has a research library that has volumes that aren't contained in the City Library or the CEU library. The library has never been catalogued and with the volume of books they are getting, it is getting hard to track them. Funding has been found through the State Library program to assist libraries in updating their technology and implement programs. This grant will pay for fibre optic cable to connect them directly to the college and also catalogue their books. This will benefit the community greatly, as users of the Price City Library and users of the CEU library will be able to get on the internet system and locate books in the museum library. Mr. Huffaker indicated that PEAK Cable has volunteered to help install the fibre optic cable on telephone poles. He requested permission to use the telephone poles from the college to the museum. In addition, they have a connection that would come through Bob Potts' office at City Hall. If the fibre optic cable is strung to the museum, they could connect the library directly into this and avoid going to US West and then back to the State and avoid a fee. He requested permission to waive the rental fee to the City of $3.00/pole per year. MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that the City support the fibre optic project as recommended, that the fees be waived for the pole rental, and that Mr. Sampinos be directed to prepare the necessary document to support this request for review and adoption by the Council. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
19. CITY ATTORNEY TO CITY HALL - Network Connection
Robert Potts reported that Mr. Sampinos has expressed an interest in internet access between his office and City Hall. If the Council approves this, he would like permission to use the same technology and vendor that did similar work between the swimming pool, cemetery, and City Hall. Another option would be to go through DSL, where US West is involved. They would have to engineer the line plus there is a monthly cost. MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that the internet access be approved and that Mr. Potts be authorized to use the same vendor as requested. Motion seconded by Councilmember Nikas and carried.
20. CARBON CANAL - Allen Lateral - Request For Easement
Vern Jones reported that the Carbon Canal, specifically the Allen Lateral, has received a grant from the Bureau of Reclamation to pipe that portion of the canal. In order to install the pipe, an easement is needed to go across two parcels of City property located in Miller Creek. One parcel of property has a gas well on it. They would like to go diagonally across this piece of property so that they can build pressure down the line. In consideration of this, they are willing to install a 12" line on City property at no cost to the City. Price City has water shares in the Carbon Canal and if the City wanted to develop this property and construct a pressurized irrigation system, the water would be right in the middle of the property. The other option would be to go down on the south end. The City would still have access to it, but we would have to do something different to it. MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that the Carbon Canal be granted the diagonal easement, which easement will be prepared by the Carbon Canal and presented to the Council at a later date. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
21. RESOLUTION NO. 99-18 - Closure of 300 West 200 North Street
Mr. Sampinos presented Resolution No. 99-18, authorizing the closure of that portion of 300 West Street above 200 North Street to vehicular use by the general public and providing for pedestrian use only. MOTION. Councilmember Wheeler moved that Resolution No. 99-18 be approved and that the Mayor and City Recorder be authorized to sign the resolution. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
22. REPAINTING OF THREE MILLION GALLON WATER TANK - Permission To Advertise For Bids
MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that permission be given to advertise for bids to repaint the 3 million gallon water tank. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.
23. SWIMMING POOL FACILITY - Family and Dollar Nights Approved
Gary Sonntag reported that staff would like to add two special schedules at the swimming pool complex. This would include a regular year round schedule for "Family Night" on Monday evenings, 5:00-9:00. A group of 3 to 8 (related) family members would be admitted for $7.95. The second would be "Dollar Night" on Wednesday evenings, 5:00-9:00. All customers will be admitted for $1.00 per person. MOTION. Councilmember Wheeler moved that the request be granted. Motion seconded by Councilmember Piccolo and carried.
24. SWIMMING POOL AIR SUPPORTED STRUCTURE - Color Pattern For Interior Liner - Report
Gary Sonntag reported that the swimming pool air supported structure has been ordered. He presented a color pattern for the interior liner. MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that the color pattern (yellow, blue and white) as presented be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.
25. JET RODDER VACUUM SEWER TRUCK - Status Report and Option For Multi-Flow Water Pump
Gary Sonntag reported that Billy Wardle of the Water Dept. attended an operator training course on the new Jet Rodder Vacuum Sewer Truck. One of his recommendations was to add a multiflow water pump to the equipment. The unit was ordered with a standard pump. The multiflow pump has been reviewed by the Shop Dept. and they feel this would be a good addition. This type of pump will allow the engine to operate at a constant RPM while the flow of water is varied to allow for different applications. There would be an additional cost of $3,700. To retro fit the truck with this pump after it is built would be $15,000. Another item he recommended was a fan air handling unit. The truck was ordered with a positive displacement air unit. This addition would require the installation of a second engine to run the fan, which would be an additional expense. Both units last about 10 years. However, when the positive displacement air unit breaks, it is expensive to repair. The air handling unit is a little more flexible in the way it can be repaired, but is more expensive to buy. MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that the multiflow water pump be added but that the positive displacement air unit remain as ordered with the truck. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
26. WATERMELON SALES - Business License
Police Chief Shilaos reported that Jim Noyes, manager of the Produce Dept. at Albertsons, has complained regarding retail sales of watermelon by local growers. Our current Business License Code states that licenses are not required by persons peddling or offering for sale butter, eggs, fruits, vegetables or poultry or poultry produced by themselves in Utah. Mr. Noyes is requesting that the code be changed to require business licenses. MOTION. After further discussion, Councilmember Piccolo moved that the code be changed to require business licenses for the above sales. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
27. EMILE SADOVICH - New Hire
Keith Wight presented the following new hire:
MOTION. Councilmember Wheeler moved that the new hire be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Piccolo and carried.
28. ROY BARNETT - Reclassification/Promotion
Keith Wight recommended the reclassification/promotion of Roy Barnett from Carpenter II to Street Maintenance Lead Man, Grade #10, effective September 1, 1999. MOTION. Councilmember Nikas moved that the recommendation be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Piccolo and carried.
29. CARPENTER II - Permission To Advertise
MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that permission be given to advertise for a permanent/full time Carpenter II. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
30. HYDRO AEROBICS INSTRUCTOR - Permission To Advertise
MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that permission be given to advertise for a permanent/part time Hydro Aerobics Instructor. Motion seconded by Councilmember Piccolo and carried.
31. DAVID NOYES - Transfer Approved
LABORER - Permission To Advertise
Keith Wight recommended the transfer of David Noyes from the Cemetery Dept., Laborer, Temporary/FT to the Streets Dept., Laborer, Temporary/FT. MOTION. Councilmember Nikas moved that the transfer be approved and that permission be given to advertise for a replacement Laborer at the Cemetery. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
32. SID HANSEN - Resignation Accepted
Keith Wight reported that he met with Sid Hansen and discussed his resignation. Keith recommended that the resignation be accepted. MOTION. Councilmember Nikas moved that the resignation of Sid Hansen be accepted effective August 1, 1999. Motion seconded by Councilmember Piccolo and carried.
33. PRICE RIVER WATER IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT - Increase In Sewer Rates
Councilmember Denison reported that Price River Water Improvement District increased sewer rates effective September 1, 1999. The City rates per residential equivalent are now lower than what they were.
34. INTERNATIONAL DAYS FOR YEAR 2000 - Scheduled for July 27th, 28th, 29th
Councilmember Nikas discussed setting the International Days events for the year 2000. The committee felt that they wanted to keep the events in July. MOTION. Councilmember Nikas moved that International Days for the year 2000 be set for July 27th, 28th, and 29th. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
MOTION. Councilmember Nikas moved that the meeting adjourn and that a meeting of the Redevelopment Agency convene. Motion seconded by Councilmember Piccolo and carried.
Meeting adjourned at 7:17 p.m.
Redevelopment Agency Minutes
Reconvened at 7:23 p.m.
35. EXECUTIVE SESSION - Personnel Issue
MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that the meeting adjourn and that an Executive Session be conducted to discuss a personnel issue. Motion seconded by Councilmember Nikas and carried.
Meeting adjourned at 7:45 p.m.
MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that the Executive Session adjourn and that the Council Meeting reconvene. Motion seconded by Councilmember Nikas and carried.
Executive Session adjourned at 8:00 p.m.
Council Meeting adjourned at 8:00 p.m.