Minutes of The Price City Council Meeting
City Hall: Price, Utah
August 27, 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 Keith Wight, Human Resource Director
Jeanne McEvoy Nick Tatton, Community Director
Aleck Shilaos, Chief of Police
Excused: Councilmember Don G. Reaveley, Jr.
Keith Mason Ed Shook Brenda Kirkwood David Armstrong
Deon Kone Nina Hunt Roger Hunt Wayne Hunt
Gina Crompton Brad Crompton Ronnie Gutierrez Tamara Gutierrez
Joyce Daniels Aurelia Cooley Robert Richens Jenny Richens
Amy Richens Jeff Richens Evana Hansen RaNae Hansen
Mayor Piccolo led the Pledge of Allegiance. Roll was called with the above members present.
1. ED SHOOK - Proposal For Main Street
Price City resident Ed Shook presented a proposal to dress up Main Street and construct a safety island near the crosswalk in the middle of Main Street between 1st East and Carbon Avenue. He presented a computer simulation of what this might look like. The safety island would be at road level and constructed of brick, concrete or other attractive stones. It could contain a screen with brackets facing both directions announcing special events, downtown sales promotions, etc. It would be removable to allow for parades. As individuals drive down Main Street, they would see this display. Ed complimented the Council on how well the area from the underpass to 3rd East looks. He also suggested placing a sign at the entrance to the City on the west bridge announcing the downtown business district. Councilmember Tatton stated that the City has received funding to complete a survey to review and accomplish some of the same issues Mr. Shook has addressed. A special consultant will be conducting a meeting in the near future and Mr. Shook will be invited to attend that meeting.
2. COUNCILMEMBERS REPORT
The Mayor and Councilmembers presented reports on the activities taking place in their
3. MINUTES - August 13, 2003
MOTION. Councilmember Wheeler moved that the minutes of the August 13, 2003 meeting be approved as written. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
4. VISIONARY SERVICE LEADER AWARD - Keith Mason
Mayor Piccolo presented Keith Mason with this month=s Visionary Service Leader Award. Mr. Mason is employed by KOAL-KARB Radio Station and works hard to promote and encourage local community projects and is involved in many local civic improvement projects. In one day, he procured $14,000 for the Ronald McDonald House.
5. RICK SANDOVAL/AMBER NOONEY WEDDING - Permission To Sponsor Band In Pioneer Park
RONNIE AND TAMARA GUTIERREZ WEDDING - Permission To Sponsor Band In Pioneer Park
MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that permission be given to Rick Sandoval and Amber Nooney to sponsor a band in Pioneer Park for their wedding on Saturday, August 30th, from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m., and for Ronnie and Tamara Gutierrez to sponsor a band in Pioneer Park for their wedding on September 20, 2003 from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
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6. CLOSURE OF 300 WEST STREET ABOVE 200 NORTH - Enforcement of Resolution #99-18
Jeff Richens expressed his concern regarding the use of an 18' wide road adjacent to his property on 320 West 200 North. In August, 1999, Price City passed a resolution that closed that portion of 300 West Street above 200 North to vehicular use by the general public and providing for pedestrian use only. There has not been a problem for the past four years. However, this road is now being used as an ingress/egress to the school district=s board office. He is concerned about the safety of the school children in the area who walk up and around 300 North and down 300 West to get to the bus stop. The bus stop for the whole west end of Price is at 200 North. Kids have to go out 200 North to get to the stop. 200 North Street is approximately 22' wide and there is not a sidewalk within three blocks. During the first week of school, there were two close accidents. There are a number of residents here tonight that support enforcing the closure of the street. Dr. David Armstrong, representing the Carbon School District, stated that three employees use this road in the morning at 8:00 a.m. Between 10 and 12 people use this street during the course of the day. They are always careful and make sure they are not on the streets at the same time as the children. They leave work between 4:00 and 5:00 p.m. The gates are shut at 5:15 p.m. so the kids can=t congregate and use the gate. As an alternative, the Council discussed using 300 North, which is a gravel road. MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that Resolution #99-18, closing that portion of 300 West above 200 North to pedestrian traffic remain as it is and that staff be directed to evaluate 300 North and 4th West Street to the top of the hill and report back to the Council. Further, if the traffic at the junior high is cumbersome, that this be addressed as well. Motion seconded by Councilmember McEvoy and carried.
7. WATER TRANSMISSION PIPELINE, PAVEMENT RESTORATION - Nielson
Construction, Inc. - Partial Payment #2
Councilmember Wheeler presented a request for a partial payment in the amount of $2,066.40 submitted by Nielson Construction for their contract to re-paint the traffic striping on Carbonville Road. MOTION. Councilmember Wheeler moved that the partial payment be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
8. SILVER ROSE - Home Occupied Business Approved
Councilmember McEvoy reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave a favorable recommendation to Christine Trease to operate Silver Rose from her home located at 1616 Pinion Circle. This business will sell specialty products for people and pets. MOTION. Councilmember McEvoy moved that the business be approved upon the purchase of a business license. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
9. CONSERVATIVE DESIGNS, SOUTHEAST HOME IMPROVEMENTS - Home Occupied Businesses - Tabled
10. LESLIE TOLLEY DAYCARE, R & R YARD SERVICE, HORIZON LABORATORIES - Conditional Use Permits Approved
Councilmember McEvoy reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave a favorable recommendation to the following requests for Conditional Use Permits per the following stipulations on the daycare.
Leslie Tolley Daycare - 241 North Carbon Avenue ( A one year temporary permit limited to 12 kids at a time and 4 outside at a time)
R & R Yard Service - 268 South Carbon Avenue, Sign
Horizon Laboratories - 545 East 100 North, Relocation
MOTION. Councilmember McEvoy moved that the above requests be approved per the stipulation on the daycare, and that Conditional Use Permits be issued. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
11. CASTLE ROCK COFFEE - Conditional Use Permit - Struck
12. CASTLEVIEW HOSPITAL MEDICAL OFFICE BUILDING - 230 North Hospital Drive, Preliminary
and Final Approval
Councilmember McEvoy reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave a favorable
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recommendation for preliminary and final approval for the Castleview Hospital Medical Office
Building to be located at 230 North Hospital Drive. MOTION. Councilmember McEvoy moved that this be approved and that a Conditional Use Permit be issued. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.
13. SUBWAY OF PRICE - 382 East Main, Final Approval
Councilmember McEvoy reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave a favorable recommendation to the construction of a new Subway to be located at 382 East Main as well as a new sign. MOTION. Councilmember McEvoy moved that the new building and sign be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
14 . MAYOR, COUNCILMEMBERS, NICK TATTON, KEITH WIGHT, GARY SONNTAG, ALECK SHILAOS, PAT LARSEN, JOANNE LESSAR, SHARI MADRID, NORMA PROCARIONE, PAUL BEDONT, GREGORY LOWDER - Travel Approved
Mayor Piccolo presented the following travel requests:
Mayor, Councilmembers, Nick Tatton, Keith Wight, Gary Sonntag, Aleck Shilaos, Pat Larsen, Joanne Lessar, Shari Madrid - Utah League of Cities and Towns Conference, September 10-12 Salt Lake City, Utah
Norma Procarione - UPLIFT 2003 Fall Program, Using Libris Design To Create Your Library Building Program, September 22, 23, Provo, Utah
Paul Bedont, Gregory Lowder - Incident Response To Terrorist Bombing, September 8-12, Socorro, New Mexico
Gary Sonntag - Joint Highway Committee Meeting, September 18, 19, 2003, Murray, Utah
MOTION. Councilmember Wheeler moved that the travel be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember McEvoy and carried.
15. UTAH LEAGUE OF CITIES AND TOWNS CONFERENCE - Per Diem
MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that the per diem to attend the Utah League of Cities and Towns Conference be set at $45/day. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
16. STATE OF UTAH, DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - Grant For
Master Plan Update
Mayor Piccolo presented an agreement from the State of Utah, Department of Community and Economic Development for a grant in the amount of $17,500 to update the City=s Master Plan.
MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that the grant be approved and that the Mayor and City Recorder be authorized to execute the contract. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.
17. NORTHEAST PRICE SEWER BACK-UP - Update
Price City resident Evan Hansen asked if there is any new information regarding the sewer back-up that occurred in his neighborhood in northeast Price. Nick Sampinos stated that he has discussed this incident with Olympus Insurance Company. Olympus Insurance indicated that St. Paul Insurance has agreed to send an independent adjuster to review the cases. He has not heard anything back and hopes that this is in the process of taking place. The adjuster will be on the site to get a clear picture of what happened and will contact the Public Works Director and Water/Sewer Department Supervisor. He is hopeful that they will honor the claims and proceed with payment. Mr. Hansen thanked Mr. Sampinos for all his help.
18. PURCHASE OF ENTRY WAY SIGNS - Permission To Review and Award Bid
Nick Tatton requested that the procurement of bids regarding the replacement of two entry-way signs into Price City be approved and that he be authorized to award the bid in an amount not to exceed $4,400, with the funds coming from the goal committee=s account, of which the budget is $7,000. MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that the request be granted. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
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19. CAPITAL PROJECTS - Permission To Advertise
Gary Sonntag requested permission to advertise and receive bids for the purchase of the following budgeted capital projects:
Replace 1975 Ford Pickup and 1979 Toyota Truck, Budget $20,000
Replace playground equipment at Washington Park and Terrace Hills Park, Budget $30,000; Volleyball Court in South Park, Budget $7,000.
Water & Sewer
Water distribution line replacement, Budget $200,000; Sewer collection line replacement, Budget $100,000
Replace indoor pool plumbing, Budget $60,000; Install automatic backwash controls, Budget $14,000.
Community Development Block Grant 2002-03
Doors and Automatic Openers, Budget $12,000
MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that the request be granted. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.
20. NOTRE DAME CHURCH - Temporary Special Event Beer Permit
MOTION. Councilmember Wheeler moved that a temporary special event beer permit be approved for the Notre Dame Church Oktoberfest to be held Saturday, October 4, 2003. Motion seconded by Councilmember McEvoy and carried.
21. SMUIN, RICH & MARSING - Auditing Services For Fiscal Year Ending June, 2003
SWIMMING POOL FUND - Loan From Capital Improvement Fund
PREPAYMENT OF 1994 SERIES BONDS APPROVED - Community Impact Board Loan
Pat Larsen requested the following:
Approve the auditing services of Smuin, Rich & Marsing for the Fiscal Year ending June, 2003, not to exceed the budgeted amount of $12,500.
Approve the no interest loan in the amount of $60,000 from the Capital Improvement Fund to the Pool Fund to be repaid in three yearly payments of $20,000/year.
Approve the prepayment of the Series 1994 Bonds of $105,000 for the principal and $533.76 interest for July and August, 2003, totaling $105,533.76. These bonds were purchased to refinance an old debt.
MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that the request be granted. Motion seconded by Councilmember McEvoy and carried.
22. CONNIE WARE - Promotion Approved
Keith Wight recommended that Connie Ware be promoted from Senior Life Guard to Office Clerk in the Swimming Pool at her current rate of pay effective the next pay period beginning August 31, 2003. MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that the promotion be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
23. BRANDON FAUSETT - Promotion- Brandon Fausett, Senior Life Guard
Keith Wight recommended that Brandon Fausett be promoted from Lifeguard to Senior Life Guard at the Swimming Pool effective the next pay period beginning August 31, 2003. MOTION. Councilmember Wheeler moved that the promotion be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
24. BRETT GUYMON - Emergency Hire Approved
Keith Wight requested permission to hire Brett Guymon as an emergency hire to replace an employee in the IS Department who recently terminated. He also requested permission to advertise inhouse and in the local newspaper for this position. MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that the request be granted. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
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25. RICK KROMPEL - Advanced Street Improvement Installation, Sagewood Road
Gary Sonntag reported that Rick Krompel has requested approval to install curb, gutter, sidewalk, pavement, and a fire hydrant in advance of his future plans for a subdivision. These improvements would be along an existing public right-of-way on Sagewood Road. He recommended that upon Mr. Krompel=s submittal of stamped engineered plans, payment of the respective conditional use permit fee, a satisfactory plan review by staff, and signing of the Development Agreement and posting financial guarantee, that he be allowed to proceed. At a later date when he turn in plans for a subdivision, the entire project would be reviewed by the Planning Commission. Any approval and installation of the street improvements at this early date may be subject to modifications later on that are deemed necessary by the Planning Commission=s approval of the subdivision development. Gary indicated that Mr. Krompel was proposing a 60' access on the north side and a 40' access on the south side. This is for a future planned unit development, which has yet to be approved. It will be made clear to Mr. Krompel that any approval and installation of street improvements at this early date, may be subject to modifications later on. An entryway into the area currently exists, which dates back to an earlier development approximately 23 years ago which was never completed. The Council questioned the 40' access as it is too narrow. MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that the request be approved and that Mr. Krompel be required to put in a minimum 60' access both north and south and that this be included in the Development Agreement. Motion seconded by Councilmember McEvoy and carried.
26. PAYMENT OF HAND CRANKED RADIOS - Approved
Pat Larsen reported that the Emergency Preparedness Committee purchased hand cranked radios for resale. The amount of the purchase was $4,500. To date, $3,428.00 worth of radios have been sold. These funds have been turned in to Price City. Pat requested permission to use these funds to used to pay the invoice, plus a balance of $1,072. Joyce Daniels, Emergency Preparedness Committee, stated that she expects that all radios will be sold. MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that the $3,428 received from the sale of the radios be used to pay the invoice plus the additional amount of $1,072. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.
27. INTERNATIONAL DAYS - Update
Councilmember Denison reported that he has been receiving positive comments on the International Days Events. He will prepare a summary of the steps taken for this year for next year=s committee. There will be one more meeting to finalize expenditures to determine what amount will remain for next years events.
28. COLORADO PLATEAU FIELD INSTITUTE - Request For Storage Space Denied
Joanne Lessar reported that she contacted Barbara Benson regarding her request for storage space. As this will require her to rent space from the Business and Technical Assistance Center, she is no longer interested. MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that the request of the Colorado Plateau Field Institute for storage space be denied. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
Meeting adjourned at 6:49 p.m.
ATTEST: Joe L. Piccolo, Mayor
Joanne Lessar, City Recorder