Minutes of The Price City Council Meting
City Hall, Price, Utah
October 10, 2001, 5:30 p.m.
Mayor Lou Colosimo
Councilmembers: Joanne Lessar, City Recorder
Roy A. Nikas Nick Sampinos, City Attorney
Betty P. Wheeler Gary Sonntag, PWD/City Engineer
Joe L. Piccolo Keith Wight, Human Resource Director
Stephen L. Denison Aleck Shilaos, Chief of Police
Excused: Pat Larsen, Finance Director
Ray Richens Kenneth Harney Kent Boyack Steven Prince
Lori Prince Madelyn Peterson Liz Ferguson Ben Kilbourne
Trent Hughes Mike Hughes John Serfustini
Mayor Colosimo led the Pledge of Allegiance. Roll was called with the above members in attendance.
1. MINUTES - September 26, 2001
MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that the minutes of the September 26, 2001 meeting be approved as written. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
2. BID OPENING - Cleaning, Sand Blasting and Painting of Main Sedimentation Basin At Water Treatment Plant - Committee Appointed
The following bids were received for the Cleaning, Sand Blasting and Painting of the Main Sedimentation Basin at the Water Treatment Plant.
J.D. Home Improvements, Price, Utah $ 99,500.00
Gateway Company, Salt Lake, Utah $109,430.00
MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that a committee, consisting of Councilmembers Denison and Piccolo, Gary Sonntag, Sam White, and Pat Larsen, be appointed to review the bids. Motion seconded by Councilmember Piccolo and carried.
3. STREET PAVEMENT - Between 102 West and 250 West Along 100 North
Madelyn Peterson asked the Council why the road located between the Gas and Go and Intermountain Farmers (102 West - 250 West along 100 North) has not been paved? Because Gas and Go completed improvements on their property, they had to construct curb, gutter and sidewalk and pave half of the street next to their property. Ever since this was complected, Intermountain Farmers have parked their large trucks on that portion of pavement. These trucks make deliveries to their facility. They pull onto private property behind Gas and Go, turn around and then drive down the dirt road, making a lot of dust for the homeowners. Ms. Peterson also expressed concern regarding the fertilizer that is unloaded from the IFA trucks. She questioned how environmentally safe the dust from the fertilizer was. She also complained to Councilmember Nikas about the lack of a stop sign. Shortly thereafter, a stop sign was erected at 200 West and 100 North. Ms. Peterson also questioned why she and two other residents are on the same water meter?
Councilmember Nikas reported that approximately two years ago, the Council started budgeting funds so that at least 20' - 24' of graveled roads within the City could be paved. Some of these roads needed new sewer lines and some needed new water lines. This particular road happens to be the last one in the City and is scheduled to be paved this month. Part of the delay is getting the water and sewer lines replaced. City staff has contacted Intermountain Farmers and they have agreed to do a number of things, such as removing the vehicles that were parked by the sidewalk. IFA indicated that some time in the future, they plan to move the fertilizer building to a new location. Curb, gutter and sidewalk will be installed during the City’s concrete replacement program. The residents in the area will all be notified regarding the City’s asphalt
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program. City crews will lay the asphalt and residents will pay for the material. Councilmember Piccolo stated that the situation with the water meters took place when one individual owned all three homes. There wasn’t a water main that run up 2nd West until the City constructed the one that is there now. The water connection changes should be made before the road is asphalted. Gary Sonntag provided further details on waterlines that were constructed throughout the city in areas where homes were built that were not in regular subdivisions. Staff is in the process of trying to figure out how to connect these homes to the new lines.
Ms. Peterson referred to another problem along 100 North and the large semi that parks in front of Eastern Utah Produce. Cars coming from the location of the Carbon County jail cannot see cars coming from the east until they are out in the street. This creates a dangerous situation. The Council indicated that they will review this with the owner. She also discussed the possibility of a walk way along the river in the same manner that Helper City has. The Council informed Ms. Peterson that this has been considered. The Council thanked Ms. Peterson for her input.
4. NOTRE DAME OKTOBERFEST - Special Event Beer Permit
MOTION. Councilmember Nikas moved that a special event permit be approved for the Notre Dame Oktoberfest to be held October 13, 2001. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.
5. SUN ADVOCATE - Ad For Red Ribbon Week
MOTION. Councilmember Wheeler moved that an ad in the Sun Advocate in the amount of $40.00 be purchased for Red Ribbon Week. Motion seconded by Councilmember Piccolo and carried.
6. PRICE CITY HISTORY BOOK - Firmage Book Arts (Richard Firmage) - Final Payment
Joanne Lessar presented a request for a final payment in the amount of $750.00 submitted by Richard Firmage for the cover and case design plus the book and cover proofing for the Price City History Book. MOTION. Councilmember Wheeler moved that the payment be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Nikas and carried.
7. MISS CARBON COUNTY PAGEANT - Contribution And Waiver Of Rental Fees For Civic Auditorium
MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that $700 be contributed to the Miss Carbon County Pageant and with the exception of hard costs, that rental fees be waived for use of the Civic Auditorium for the pageant. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
8. POWER LINE EXTENSION FOR ST. MATTHEW’S CHURCH - Partial Participation Approved
Councilmember Nikas reported that St. Matthews Church is building a new church east of Sagewood Road and east and south of Homestead Boulevard, and are requesting three phase power. There are two options to run power to them. The first option is off of Eastridge Road and the next option would be off of 8th North, which is 3/4 of a mile away. Cost wise, the second option would not be feasible. Councilmember Nikas presented and explained a diagram of three different extensions to the distribution line. Based on Utah Power and Light estimates, the first extension, from Eastridge to Homestead would cost $7,477; the second extension, 100 yards from Homestead to the east and 50 yards to the north would cost $14,000; and the third extension, which would be the service line and transformer onto the church’s property, would be $8,400. The church is aware that the transformer costs and the line from that extension to their property would be their responsibility. Utah Power & Light’s service is approximately two miles away. They would need to build a substation to pull power into this. Also, anything east of the proposed church tying in with the Anadarko Road. The City has had past discussions regarding how to get power onto the proposed Anadarko Road for any kind of industrial or commercial development. One of the options on 8th North where the City has lines would be to extend this proposed distribution line eastward to Anadarko Road. Other suggested ways to get power in this vicinity is through 3rd North or Airport Road. Because this is an extension to the City’s distribution line, St. Matthews Church is asking the City to consider participating on either extension #1 for $7,477 or extension #2 for $14,000.
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The payback from the church would be almost negligible, as a church does not use a lot of power. It will be strictly a development project. Councilmember Nikas stated that he has some minor interest in property located south of this area, which already has electricity. As such, he will not be voting on this issue.
Councilmember Piccolo asked Ken Harney where exactly the power line would run? Mr. Harney stated that it would run on the backside of the property, where there presently is a utility easement. It will not be on any road. Councilmember Piccolo asked if it would be a better benefit to the proposed future dedicated roadway if it were run off of Sagewood Road? Mr. Harney stated that this location does not have 3 phase power. The closest 3 phase power is behind Pinion and Eastridge. Other possible alternatives were discussed. Mr. Harney stated that it could be run down 8th North, but the road would have to be dug up to do so and it was recently resurfaced. MOTION. After further discussion, Councilmember Denison moved that the City participate in the extension from Eastridge to Homestead at a cost of $7,477. Motion seconded by Councilmember Piccolo and carried. Councilmember Nikas abstained.
9. SHARI MADRID, HEATHER WICHMANN, SUDA MERRIMAN, FRANK LUJAN, JIM VALDEZ,
KENT JONES - Travel Approved
Mayor Colosimo presented the following travel requests:
Shari Madrid, Heather Wichmann - Castlle System Training, October 9-11, Salt Lake City, Utah
Suda Merriman, Frank Lujan, Jim Valdez, Kent Jones - Annual Juvenile Court Seminar, October 24-26, St. George, Utah
Lyle Bauer - Managing and Caring For Utah’s Community Trees, October 16-18, Lehi, Utah
MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that the travel be approved contingent upon Gary Sonntag’s review of the travel requested by Suda Merriman, Frank Lujan, Jim Valdez, and Kent Jones. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
10. PURCHASE OF SELF CONTAINED BREATHING APPARATUS AND THERMAL IMAGING
CAMERA - Permission To Waive Bidding Procedures, Receive Proposals And Appointment Of Committee
Fire Chief Kent Boyack requested permission to waive bidding procedures, receive proposals and appoint a committee for the purchase of 20 Survivair self contained breathing apparatus and a thermal imaging camera. MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that the request be granted and that the committee consist of Councilmembers Nikas and Denison, Fire Chief Boyack, Brian Allred, Shane Henrie, and Pat Larsen. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
11. M & S BUILDERS - Release of Lien and Subdivision Improvement Agreement
Nick Sampinos reported that a Lien was placed on property owned by M & S Builders, Inc., for not complying with the terms of their Development and Subdivision Improvement Agreement dated August 28, 1996. He has been informed that the developers have now complied with the terms and conditions of the agreement and that the Lien should be released. MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that both the Lien and Subdivision Improvement Agreement be released subject to review by Gary Sonntag. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.
12. UTAH DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION RESOLUTION - Transfer and Acceptance of
State Road 283
Nick Sampinos presented a Resolution from the Utah Department of Transportation transferring the jurisdiction of State Road 283 to Price City. He recommended that the City acknowledge receipt and acceptance of the resolution. MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that the Resolution be accepted. Motion seconded by Councilmember Nikas and carried.
The question arose as to the original ownership of the property where the road is. The UDOT did not include a legal description in their Resolution. The Council discussed whether a title search should be done. It was recommended that a quit-claim deed be prepared by the UDOT transferring ownership of the road and the property it sits on to the City.
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13. BICYCLE RIDING FACILITY - Committee Report
Gary Sonntag reported that at a previous Council Meeting, a committee was assigned, comprised of City officials and City staff, to review and evaluate the proposal presented and submitted to the City by the bicycle users group. The committee is recommending that the use of the existing skate park remain as intended from the beginning and as explained in the rules posted at the site. The committee recommended that the City continue to pursue building a new bicycle riding facility and that a site be considered at the Terrace Hills Park in a separate location away from the skate park. The City has budgeted $8,000 to date. Gary recommended that this budget be used to plan, design and establish a construction estimate. A construction budget for a new bicycle riding facility will be proposed for the year 2002/2003. Councilmember Nikas stated that the committee suggested that Carbon County be approached to see if they can set aside a significant amount of funds for this project, as they did with the skate park. Councilmember Tatton stated that the area around Terrace Hills that is being considered for the bicycle park is a flat area to the south and off the west slope of the hill going toward the high school football field. The committee looked at other available sites, such as the Rose Park and South Park areas. However, there is not enough physical space in these areas to build the size of facility that is needed. Councilmember Denison stated a race track had been previously requested and questioned if this could be included in this area as well? Councilmember Tatton stated that the race track isn’t a priority item for the users of the bicycle park. They want the obstacles for the bicycle park, including “trailing”. It has been suggested that a race track be considered in the Atwood Ball Park. Councilmember Piccolo stated that perhaps a bicycle facility should be looked at in South Price to go along with the trail system that is being considered along the river. The residents of South Price have expressed their concern in that they have to drive their children everywhere they go for recreation. Nothing is being developed in South Price. Councilmember Piccolo suggested looking at developing a piece of property by the river and combine it into a trail head/bicycle park type of atmosphere. Councilmember Nikas stated that one of the reasons that the Terrace Hills area was considered is because of the available of restrooms, lighting, parking, etc. Kids could bring their skate boards and bicycles and enjoy both activities. There are other issues involved besides just going out and finding a piece of land in the middle of nowhere. Liz Ferguson, representing the bicycle users, asked why bicycles couldn’t be used in the skate park? She feels that the kids are being segregated. Councilmember Nikas explained that the skate park was designed by an engineer for use as a skate park. If we step outside the bounds other than what is was designed for, it could place the City on extra liability. He explained the different design that the bicycle park will have versus the skate park. Councilmember Tatton stated that the City is trying to find a place for everybody to have recreation and do it in a safe and comfortable manner. Gary Sonntag suggested that during the interim before a bicycle park can be built, that perhaps the City could build a temporary system north of the Atwood Baseball Park or on City property on 7th East near the wash. The council agreed with Mr. Sonntag’s suggestion. He will continue to work on this issue.
14. CLASS “C” ROAD CONSTRUCTION, OVERLAYS AND PAINT STRIPING, #15C-2001 - Nielson
Construction Co. - Change Order, Partial Payment
Gary Sonntag presented a change order to the contract with Nielson Construction Co. for the Class “C” Road Construction, Overlays and Paint Striping. The change order increases the contract $14,988.40 to allow for the extra material that was needed in the leveling course. A request for a partial payment in the amount of $50,163.40 was also submitted. MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that the change order and partial payment be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.
15. CLASS “C” ROAD CONSTRUCTION, CRACK SEALING AND SLURRY SEALING - Asphalt
Guard - Change Order, Final Payment
Gary Sonntag presented a change order to the contract with Asphalt Guard for the Class “C” Road Construction, Crack Sealing and Slurry Sealing. The change order increases the contract $1,109.83 to allow for additional tonnage. A request for a final payment in the amount of $26,626.93 was also submitted. At the last meeting, there was a question regarding clean up work that needed to be done on one of the streets. A small amount was withheld from a partial payment until the clean up work was completed. Since that time, it was found that the City was responsible to perform the clean up work. MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that the change order and final payment be approved including the amount that was withheld. Motion
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seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
16. PRICE MAIN STREET PROJECT - UDOT Design Engineering Reimbursement - Local Match
Gary Sonntag reported that on December 20, 2000, the City entered into a cooperative agreement with the Utah Department of Transportation on the Price Main Street Project for design engineering. The estimated total for this project was $85,645. The city’s portion was 6.77% or $5,798.17. MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that the payment be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
17. SURPLUS PROPERTY - Permission To Conduct Silent Auction
Gary Sonntag reported that the Fleet/Shop Department has accumulated various equipment and vehicles that are no longer of use to the City. This includes three cars, one pickup truck, a water truck and used turnout coats from the Fire Department. He requested permission to declare this equipment surplus and to conduct a silent auction. MOTION. Councilmember Nikas moved that the request be granted with the exception of the used turnout coats and that these items be donated to the Carbon County Search and Rescue Association. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.
18. WATER SERVICE TO CONNECTIONS WITH INDIVIDUAL METERS - 200 North 700 East and
200 West 100 North
Gary Sonntag reported that the following residents are receiving culinary water from a single one or two inch water main and meter: Those residents on 200 North are located at 709 East, 715 East, 738 East and 739 East. Those on 200 West are located at 159 North, 163 North and 190 North. The City recently installed an 8 inch water main near these locations and is proposing to run water service laterals to the nearest reasonable point in front of the residences and make a connection to their existing lateral and install a water meter box, plumbing, meter, valving and back-flow prevention. They will not go on private property. These property owners will be notified in advance that they will need to hire a plumber to tie their line into these laterals. He is unsure if the cost of the meter should be paid by the City or charged to the property owner. Once the new water service is established to all of the properties, the old water main will be discontinued. MOTION. After further discussion regarding the costs, Councilmember Piccolo moved that the City will improve the above existing connections at the City’s expense and that either a meter or a box be placed if they are not going to hook up at this time to accommodate future connections. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
19. WATER TRANSMISSION LINE DESIGN - Hansen, Allen & Luce, Inc. - Partial Payment
Gary Sonntag presented a request for a partial payment in the amount of $86,210.76 submitted by Hansen, Allen & Luce, Inc., for work on the Water Transmission Line design, pipeline analysis, preliminary design, plan review meetings, easements, inter-agency coordination and mapping. MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that the partial payment be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
20. WAVE POOL AIR UNIT - Yeadon Fabric Domes, Inc. - Partial Payment
Gary Sonntag presented a request for a partial payment in the amount of $26,772.75 submitted by Yeadon Fabric Domes, Inc., for furnishing and installing the air handling unit at the wave pool. This payment includes a 5% retainage until some minor items are completed. MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that the partial payment be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.
21. WAVE POOL AIR UNIT (UTILITY CONNECTIONS) - O’Brien Plumbing And Heating - Payment
Gary Sonntag presented a request for a payment in the amount of $2,320.32 submitted by O’Brien Plumbing and Heating for work completed on the wave pool air unit. The work consisted of disconnecting and reconnecting, parts for both gas and electrical supplies, and assisting in trouble shooting. MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that the payment be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.
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22. SEWER LINE REPLACEMENT, #4C-2001 - George W. Johansen Construction - Change Order,
Gary Sonntag presented a change order to the contract with George W. Johansen Construction for the sewer line replacement project. The change order increases the contract $19,428.72 to adjust for as-built quantities and extra work requirements. A request for a final payment in the amount of $32,332.05 was also submitted. Gary also reported that there was a sewer back up that was the result of the contractors equipment moving over the newly installed sewer and crushing it. The contractor has submitted the claim for approximately $500 to his insurance company and has indicated that if his insurance will not cover the claim, that he will pay for it out of his pocket. MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that the change order and final payment be approved less $1,000 until the sewer claim has been taken care of. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
23. CANVAS OF PRIMARY ELECTION - October 2, 2001
The City Council acted as the Board of Canvassers for the October 2, 2001 Primary Election. Joanne Lessar presented 2 absentee ballots that were received within the 7 day period after the election. They were both mailed the day preceding the election and are admissible. With the counting of these two absentee ballots, the election results are complete. She certified and verified the counts as follows. Joanne also reported that there were 4 write-in ballots for James Kulow, Sr. for Mayor. However, these cannot be counted because Mr. Kulow didn’t register as a write-in candidate.
Candidates Name Term and Office Total Votes
Roy A. Nikas Mayor - 4 Years 581
Joe L. Piccolo Mayor - 4 Years 692
Richard Tatton Mayor - 4 Years 425
Eric Paul Allred Council - 4 Years 417
Joe Christman Council - 4 Years 359
David A. Cox Council - 4 Years 214
John S. Huefner Council - 4 Years 230
Elizabeth Harvey Kourianos Council - 4 Years 647
Johnny Mahleres Council - 4 Years 218
Frank R. Ori, Jr. Council - 4 Years 166
David A. Paur Council - 4 Years 221
Jerry Spendlove Council - 4 Years 98
Betty P. Wheeler Council - 4 Years 627
MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that the election results be accepted. Motion seconded by Councilmember Nikas and carried.
24. VERN JONES - Retirement
MOTION. Councilmember Nikas moved that the retirement of Vern Jones effective September 30, 2001 be accepted. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.
25. FERNANDO SANCHEZ - Retirement
MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that the retirement of Fernando Sanchez effective September 30, 2001 be accepted. Motion seconded by Councilmember Nikas and carried.
26. UTILITY METER READER, FULL TIME PERMANENT POSITION - Permission To Advertise
Keith Wight reported that there are currently two full time Meter Readers and one temporary. The temporary Meter Reader will soon be laid off. Besides reading meters, one of the Meter Readers has other duties, such as trouble shooting and coordinating electrical issues with Utah Power and Light. If one of the employees gets sick for an extended period of time, meters may not get read. It has been suggested that another full time Meter Reader be hired. Councilmember Nikas provided a brief background of the number of employees that have been in this department in prior years, which have totaled as many as 5 permanent and two
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temporary. The need for another permanent employee was discussed. MOTION. Councilmember Nikas moved that permission be given to hire a permanent Meter Reader and that this be advertised within house. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried. The motion carried with the following vote:
Councilmember Nikas - Aye
Councilmember Piccolo - Aye
Councilmember Tatton - Aye
Councilmember Denison - Naye
27. CEMETERY DEPARTMENT EQUIPMENT OPERATOR I - Permission To Advertise For
Keith Wight requested permission to advertise for an Equipment Operator I for the Cemetery Department to replace Fernando Sanchez. MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that the request be granted. Motion seconded by Councilmember Nikas and carried.
28. MIKE BLACK, CHARLES WESTBROOK - New Hires Approved
Keith Wight presented the following new hires.
Mike Black - Parks Dept. Laborer, Temp/FT
Charles Westbrook - Streets Dept. Laborer, Temp/FT
MOTION. Councilmember Nikas moved that the new hires be approved effective October 16, 2001. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.
29. PRICE RIVER WATER IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT - Update
Councilmember Denison reported that the sewer billing issue involving the Market Express/Car Wash facility was placed on the agenda for the meeting of the Price River Water Improvement District. As there were only two board members present, they decided to wait until all boardmembers were present before a decision was made. The two that were present were comfortable with the proposal.
Meet adjourned at 8:12 p.m.
ATTEST: Lou Colosimo, Mayor
Joanne Lessar, City Recorder