Minutes of The Price City Council Meeting

City Hall: Price, Utah

September 8, 2004, 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, PWD/City Engineer

     Richard Tatton                                              Nick Tatton, Community Director

     Jeanne McEvoy                                            John Daniels, Human Resource Director

                                                                        Aleck Shilaos, Chief of Police


Excused:   Councilmember Joe Christman


Others Present:

     Norma Procarione                 Betty Procarione                        Valentina Serna             Gina Keller

     Diana Bordea                        John Procarione             James Procarione          Melanie Steele

     Pam Miller



Mayor Piccolo led the Pledge of Allegiance.  Roll was called with the above members present.  Mayor Piccolo introduced John Daniels, the new Human Resource Director.


 1.          Councilmembers Report - Update


The Mayor and Councilmembers presented updates on the activities that they administer.


 2.        BID OPENING ‑ Removal of Boiler From Basement Of Swimming Pool Complex - No Bids Received, Permission To Solicit Services


Joanne Lessar reported that she did not receive any bids for the removal of the boiler from the basement of the swimming pool complex.  Gary Sonntag requested permission to solicit the services of someone who might be interested in removing this boiler at their cost with salvage rights.  There would be no cost to the city.  MOTION.  Councilmember Tatton moved that staff be authorized to follow through with this project to have the boiler removed for salvage value.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.


 3.        BID OPENING ‑ Installation of Ozone System At Swimming Pool Complex - Committee  Appointed and Authorization To Award Contract


The following bid was received for installation of an Ozone System at the Swimming Pool Complex.


C.E.M. Sales & Service, Salt Lake City, Utah - $75,000.00


MOTION.  Councilmember Tatton moved that a committee, comprised of Gary Sonntag, Bret Cammons, Pat Larsen, Tamara Gray, and other staff as necessary, be appointed to review the  single bid for completeness of specifications and that the committee be authorized to award the contract.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.


 4.        UTAH HUMANITIES COUNCIL ‑ Presentation of 2004 Price City Mayor's Award In The Humanities


Pam Miller, representing the Utah Humanities Council, presented the 2004 Price City Mayor=s Award In Humanities to Norma Procarione, Librarian.  Ms. Procarione received the award in recognition of her leadership role and service to the community. 


 5.        MILLER CREEK WELL ‑ Determination of Status


Mayor Piccolo presented a letter received from the State of Utah, Division of Oil, Gas and Mining, pertaining to the City=s Extended Shut-in and Temporary Abandoned Status of their fee lease well Price I.  Nick Tatton stated that the well was drilled in 1982 and has been inactive for over 12 years without any corrosion inhibitor or integrity work performed.   It is located beyond the eastern edge of existing production where commercial quantities of gas become marginal.   History has shown that production companies can drill a new offset well cheaper than they can reenter and rehabilitate old well bores in the general area.  It is recommended that the well be plugged and abandoned per the requirements of the Division of Oil, Gas and Mining.  The cost to recap a well is between

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$10,000 - $15,000.   MOTION.  As funds are not budgeted for this project, Councilmember Tatton moved that a letter be issued to the State of Utah, Division of Gas and Oil,  indicating that Price City chooses to seal the well when funding becomes available in the next budgeting cycle.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.


 6.        ELM LOCATING & UTILITY SERVICES - Contract For Blue Stakes Services Approved


Mayor Piccolo presented a proposal submitted by ELM Locating & Utility Services to contract for Blue Stakes services (locating and marking utility lines).  As of September 1, 2004, Utah Power & Light Company will no longer be providing this service.  The rate proposed by ELM is lower than the rates charged by UP&L.  Nick Sampinos stated that he has reviewed the contract and recommended a few minor changes.  He has reviewed these changes with ELM and they approved them.  MOTION.  Councilmember Denison moved that the contract with ELM Locating & Utility Services be approved per the changes recommended by Mr. Sampinos and that the Mayor be authorized to execute the contract.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried. 


 7.        CHRISTIAN B. BRYNER - Conditional Use Permit Approved


Councilmember McEvoy reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave a favorable recommendation to the request of Christian B. Bryner to operate his law officers at 227 East Main and for a sign to be erected.  MOTION.  Councilmember McEvoy moved that the request be approved and that a Conditional Use Permit be issued contingent upon a successful review by the Fire Marshall.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.


CONSENT ITEMS - MOTION.  Councilmember Denison  moved that Items #8 through  #12 be approved.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.


 8.        MINUTES ‑ August 25, 2004


 9.        RESOLUTION #2004-22 - Authorizing The Issuance  and Confirming The Sale of Taxable Sales Tax Revenue Bonds, Series 2004 In An Aggregate Principal Amount of $150,000 (The "Series 2004 Bonds") Of Price City, Carbon County, Utah (The "Issuer"), For The Purpose of Financing The Renovation Of  An Existing Building To House Administrative Offices and Programs and Related Improvements and Paying The Costs of Issuing Said Series 2004 Bonds; Prescribing The

             Form of The Series 2004 Bonds To Be Issued, The Terms and Conditions of Issuance  and Retirement and The Security Therefor; Providing For The Collection, Handling and Disposition of Certain Sales Tax Revenues That The Issuer Pledged For The Payment of Said Bonds; Authorizing The Taking of All Other Actions Necessary To The Consummation of The Transactions Contemplated By This Bond Resolution; and Related Matters.


10.        ORDINANCE #2004-005 ‑ Granting An Electric Utility Franchise And General Utility Easement To PacifiCorp




            Bob Bennett ‑ Utah Fire and Rescue Academy Training, September 20‑24, St. George, Utah           Kevin Drolc, Chad Feichko, Brandon Sicilia, Kyle Kulow ‑ Utah Narcotics Officers Annual Training, September 13-16, Mesquite, Nevada

Sydney Nelson - Fire Sprinkler Inspection Class, September 22-24, St. George, Utah


12.        NEW HIRE ‑ Christina Barnett, Swimming Pool Office Clerk, Perm/PT


13.        POLICIES AND PROCEDURES MANUAL ‑ Changes Approved In Wording In Item  9B2 and 9C of Section XII, and Item 6 of Section XVII-


            Pat Larsen presented changes in wording in the Policies and Procedures Manual pertaining to Item 9B2 of Section XII,  Compensatory Time Off, and Item 6 of Section XVII, Clothing Allowance.  Under Compensatory Time Off, she recommended that instead of 40 hours of compensatory time accrued, that it be changed to 80 hours.  Under Clothing Allowance, she recommended that the partial sentence APrice City shall reimburse each full time regular employee of Price Municipal Corporation who purchases a pair of steel toed safety shoes for his/her employment with Price City be deleted and replaced with AFull-time employees of Price Municipal Corporation required to


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wear steel toed safety shoes will be reimbursed@.  Also discussed was the wording under Compensatory Time Off, Item 9C of Section XII.  It was recommended to change the wording from ACompensation time off will be accumulated at the overtime rate of one and one-half (12) hours for every hour worked for all overtime hours worked@ to ACompensation time off will be accumulated at the overtime rate of one and one-half (12) hours for each hour of overtime worked@.  MOTION.  Councilmember Denison moved that the changes be approved and that staff be directed to prepare a resolution to that effect.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.




Councilmember Wheeler reported that the Price River Water Improvement District purchased a large building and 162.5 acres from Plateau Mining (Willowcreek) in the amount of $32,500.  This purchase included the substations and pumphouses.  The District will store chemicals and miscellaneous materials in the building.


Meeting adjourned at 6:52 pm.







ATTEST:                                                                       Joe L. Piccolo, Mayor





Joanne Lessar, City Recorder