Minutes of the Price City Council Meeting

City Hall: Price, Utah

September 24, 2008 at 5:30 p.m.



Mayor Joe L. Piccolo                       Gary Sonntag, Public Works Director

Councilmembers:                             Aleck Shilaos, Police Chief

Jeff Nielson                                           John Daniels, Human Resource Director

Rick Davis                                            Laurie Tryon, City Recorder

Kathy Hanna-Smith                           Nick Sampinos, City Attorney         

Richard Tatton                                   

Jeanne McEvoy


Excused Absence: Pat Larsen, Finance Director, Nick Tatton- Community Director

Others Present: Lynnda Johnson, Paul Bedont, Tom Jewell, Kathy Fausett, Barbara Piccolo, Elizabeth Piccolo


Mayor Piccolo led the Pledge of Allegiance. Roll was called with the above Councilmembers and staff in attendance.


1.             PUBLIC COMMENT- No public comment was received.


2.             COUNCILMEMBERS REPORT-The Mayor and Councilmembers presented an update on the

               activities and functions in which they have participated.


3.             VISIONARY SERVICE LEADER AWARD- Kathy Fausett

                Kathy Fausett received the October 2008 Visionary Service Leader Award for her dedication and  and support to the community.


4.             DELYNN FIELDING-Recycling Zones Resolution – Item struck from agenda.


CONSENT AGENDA - Councilmember Hanna-Smith moved to approve items 5 through 10 with item 9 removed for discussion. Motion seconded by Councilmember McEvoy and carried.


5.             MINUTES

                September 9, 2008 City Council


6.             FINAL PAYMENT- Authorization for Change Order #1, Payment #2 to FX Construction for the Meads Wash Inlet Project #5C-2008

                FX Construction has completed all of the required work on the Meads Wash inlet reconstruction

               project. A change order is necessary to reflect as-built quantities by an increase of $11,900 for

               installing a liner, placing a field drain on either side, increasing walk height on north west corner

               and cleaning out the culvert. The revised contract will be $118,400. Payments include: #1, partial,

               $50,000; #2, final $68,400.


7.             FINAL PAYMENT- Authorization for Change Order #1, Payment #1 to Premiere Striping Inc., for the Class C Roads, Traffic Striping Project

            Premier Striping has completed the traffic striping required of them throughout the City. A change order is necessary to reflect as-built quantities by a decrease of $38.08 for a revised contract price of $20,182.97. Payment #1 (final) is for $20,182.97.


8.             PARTIAL PAYMENT- Authorization to Change Order #1, Payment #1 to Nielson Construction for Class C Road Reconstruction, Storm Drain Replacement

            Nielson Construction, while in the process of reconstructing the pavement on Sagewood Road, encountered a severely deteriorated section of 24 inch culvert, approximately 765 feet long. While not apart of the original contract, the storm drainage pipe replacement was completed as a change order to the contract. This was completed on a time and expense basis. Change order #1 will increase the contract by $91,059.74. Payment #1 (partial) is for $91,059.74. The road reconstruction and pavement is done. Concrete collars are being placed on the sewer manholes, storm drain junction manholes and water valve boxes. Pavement transitions at a few spots are


September 24, 2008

                being adjusted and one catch basin is being re-worked to address for unforeseen drainage problems.


9.             FIRE STATION- Authorization to Move Forward with the Two Bids that were Submitted for the New Fire Station Building for the Feasibility Study

                Councilmember Tatton requested information from Paul Bedont, Price City Fire Chief as to the criteria he had given to the companies’ bids for a new fire station building. Chief Bedont stated that he had requested a total for square footage, location options, and fire station requirements. Paul Bedont gave the Councilmembers a copy of the companies’ profiles and bid proposals for the feasibility study which he had received. Chief Bedont explained that after the feasibility study is completed, an architect would then design a building for the specific needs of the City taking into consideration the area’s rural criteria that Chief Bedont stated that there is $18,000 CIB funding set aside for the feasibility study with $18,000 in matching funds from the City for a total of $36,000. He stated that both companies have built fire stations before and have dependable reputations. The Mayor and Councilmembers suggested that partnerships be pursued with other entities that have similar functions and needs to determine whether a new building could be shared. Paul Bedont stated that he was in agreement with creating a partnership and will continue to communicate with other entities that might be interested. Chief Bedont stated that his objective is to provide service to the City and meet the growing needs of the citizens. He stated that a new station or larger station would keep the City ahead of the times and growth for the next 50 years. Councilmember McEvoy stated that she is in support of a building with energy conserving and recycling options. Councilmember Davis stated that safety should be the first thing taken into consideration for the firefighters when creating a building to suit their needs. MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved to approve the feasibility study and to form a committee consisting of Mayor Piccolo, Pat Larsen and Paul Bedont to review and award the bid as necessary for procurement of a feasibility study and to place the item on unfinished business. Motion seconded by Councilmember McEvoy and carried.


10.          TRAVEL REQUEST-

                Suda Merriman, Melanie Jaramillo & Frank Lujan- Juvenile Court DPO Seminars, SLC, Utah Sept.24-26, 2008


11.          PRWID- Councilmember Tatton reported on the happenings of the last PRWID meeting.


12.          COMMUNITY PROGRESS Update by Councilmember Hanna-Smith

·         Final round of Yard of the Month awards

·         New members


13.          POWER BOARD-Update by Councilmember Davis

·         Infrastructure needs, substation, power lines etc.

·         Recommnded use of Bruno Engineering as a source for professional services for information and assistance on bidding and other issues

·         Council would like to receive a report on which companies received invitations to submit proposals for professional services and their responses. Terms and hourly rates or maximum amounts should be provided in all proposals. Council would like this item on the next meeting agenda.


14.          INTERNATIONAL DAYS- Update by Davis

·         Will schedule one more meeting with individuals to discuss final issues from event.



                a. Committee Review for Street Banners

                b. Curb, Gutter and Sidewalk Improvements on 2nd South

                c. Basso Dino-Mine Playground

                d. Animal Control- Cove Basin Park

                e. Demand Side Management Program

                f. New Library Project

                g. Water Issue- 100 South 400-500 East



September 24, 2008

16.          NEW BUSINESS-

·         Gary Sonntag reported that he received a call from Jones & DeMille Engineering requesting approval for implementation of a wetland mitigation project in the Price area. Mr. Sonntag stated that as part of bridge construction project in San Juan County, it has been determined that impacts upon some of the area are wetlands would have to be mitigated elsewhere. They asked if Price City would participate in such a project along Price River with 2.8 acres of property adjacent to 300 West on the north side of the river. He stated that $40-50,000 would be contributed towards this project and Price City would not have to contribute any financial support. The City’s property would be developed, and monitored for five (5) years which at which time, the mitigation project should be fully established. The area would be rehabilitated and cleared of Russian olive trees and tamarisks. Mr. Sonntag stated that the benefit to Price City would be that the bridge in the area of the proposed mitigation project would be part of the county wide trail system and there is a potential for a warm water fishery to be added in this area, thereby supporting the City’s intentions for the area. Mr. Sonntag stated that a preliminary approval is necessary to move ahead with the project and that the item will be brought back to Council for final approval of the proposed use of City property.

·         Gary Sonntag stated that a bucket truck has been located in Los Angeles, California to replace the City’s existing bucket truck.  He requested permission from Council to move ahead with the purchase and to send two employees to California to pick it up. He stated that the purchase funds would come out of the fund balance in the regular budget to replace the existing bucket truck. The cost of the vehicle is approximately one fourth of what a new bucket truck would cost.

        Councilmember Davis- Nay                              Councilmember McEvoy- Aye

                                                                                        Councilmember Tatton- Aye

                                                                                        Councilmember Nielson- Aye

                                                                                        Councilmember Hanna-Smith-Aye


Meeting adjourned at 7:08 p.m. by Mayor Piccolo pursuant to the motion by Councilmember McEvoy.           


APPROVED                                                                                          ATTEST




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Joe L. Piccolo, Mayor                                                                         Laurie Tryon, City Recorder