Minutes of The Special Price City Council Meeting

City Hall: Price, Utah

September 19, 1997, 12:00 Noon


Mayor Lou Colosimo

Councilmembers: Roy A. Nikas, Betty P. Wheeler, Joe L. Piccolo, Steve Bringhurst, Stephen L. Denison

 Joanne Lessar (City Recorder), Pat Larsen (Finance Director), Cobb Johnson (Public Works Director)

Others Present: Mike Milovich

1. CARBON CREDIT UNION DEVELOPMENT - 700 East Road Construction

Gary Sonntag presented a drawing of the proposed Carbon Credit Union Development and road construction on 700 East 100 North. When construction is completed, the result would be a 55' wide paved street. The City agreed to pave a 24' wide strip down the center. Carbon Credit Union would then be responsible to pave the balance on their side of the street. Their engineers took the 101' width and split it down the middle. Consequently, a road was designed resulting in 55' of pavement on either side of the center line. If is completed in this manner, one side of the road will end up with 27 1/2' of pavement and the other side with only 22 1/2' of pavement. The reason they come up short on one side is because they did not consider the existing curb and gutter already there. There is a little bit of curb and gutter on the corner and more curb and gutter a little further down the street. If this were taken into consideration, it would be even on both sides. He feels the engineers did not consider the curb and gutter. They took the 101' and split it down the middle. On the 100 North side, the curb and gutter is lined up with the existing curb and gutter in front of Zions bank. He feels there are two options; tear it out, redo it and move it over 5', or put in a transition. Presently, they are approximately 50' back from the corner. The transition would make it 55' from one curb to the other curb. If a development takes place further south, the curb and gutter will line up, which will also be 55'. Gary further explained the location of a turning lane, a through lane, and parking lane. Councilmember Piccolo questioned if the road would be wide enough for a parking lane. He also questioned the 101'. It seems the 101' would put the property line in the middle of the next field. Gary Sonntag agreed and stated this is what the property deed states. When the property deeds are compared, there is 101' between them.

Councilmember Nikas stated that the intent is to have the far east side and west side curb and gutter line up with property to the south. As it is now, the west side does not match up with property on the south. Does the City want to do an angle as suggested, or change the property on the south and move it in 5' also, or forget about matching the curb and gutter. Mike Milovich, manager of the Carbon Credit Union, stated that according to his engineers, in order to match the curb and gutter on the south side, the curb and gutter on the west corner would have to be moved 10'6". Councilmember Piccolo stated that the original figure was 24' up the middle and 17 1/2' on each side. It this is applied, there needs to be 59 feet of pavement and you now have 49 feet. So it is 10' from the original request. Mike Milovich stated that he would not be responsible for the costs if the sidewalk and curb and gutter had to be removed and redone. Cost estimates to tear this out and move it over is $17,400. It would cause a 3 to 1 slope on the south end, and would create a big drop. The best they could do is raise the curb and gutter 10" or 12". Gary Sonntag stated that the grades for the curb and gutter were not given by the City. The City merely gave the engineers the standards. The engineers took that standard, which basically indicated that off the centerline of the road, there is a 2% cross slope and that's where the curb and gutter should set. The City did not dictate to the engineers or the surveyors as to what the elevation of the curb and gutter would be. Mike stated that after the elevations were figured, they were given to the City and approved by the City.

Councilmember Piccolo referred to a catch basin designed on 1st North that the City did not want in that location. The catch basin was moved on 7th East so that water running from 1st North would go into the catch basin. This is what set the elevation of the gutter. By request of the City, the elevation was set by moving the catch basin. Gary stated that the catch basin was moved at the request of the engineers. They did not want to put in two catch basins. Councilmember Piccolo stated that the City did not want the catch basin on 1st North because we did not think the water would run from 7th East around the corner and if it did, it would puddle in front of the ADA access. The elevation of the gutter was then set by the fact that the catch basin had to be low enough to let the water from 1st North run up 7th East to get to it. It has to run downhill uphill. Councilmember Piccolo feels the street elevation is not a primary problem. The real problem is the alignment. An equitable solution needs to be made so that the Carbon Credit Union development can move ahead. He feels the real problem is the right-of-way, either an overstated or misunderstanding of the right-of-way.

Councilmember Nikas recommended to either spend approximately $17,000 to make the project aesthetically pleasing and delay the project another 45 days, or tear out the existing curb and gutter back another 30 or 40 feet and put in a jog. The second suggestion would only delay the project a few days. However, if it would work out, he would like to see two catch basins on 1st North. MOTION. After further discussion on the best method to correct the problem, Councilmember Piccolo moved that the appropriate amount of curb and gutter be ripped out, that a 75' turn lane be provided, that a jog be made in the curb and gutter on 7th East towards the north, and that the road width be a minimum of 55' and if necessary expanded to 59' for property alignment. Further, that catch basins be placed on 1st North, that the City provide the necessary easement if needed for the proper adjustment of the parkway, and that this motion be contingent upon a report back from the Carbon Credit Union if the above recommended changes will be satisfactory. Motion seconded by Councilmember Bringhurst and carried.

Meeting adjourned at 1:10 p.m.