Minutes of the Price City Council Meeting

City Hall: Price, Utah

October 10, 2007 at 5:30 p.m.



Mayor Joe L. Piccolo                       Gary Sonntag, Public Works Director/City Engineer                      

Councilmembers:                             Nick Tatton, Community Director

Rick Davis                                            John Daniels, Human Resource Director

Richard Tatton                                    Nick Sampinos, City Attorney

Jeanne McEvoy                                   Aleck Shilaos, Police Chief

Kathy Hanna-Smith                           Laurie Tryon, City Recorder

Jeff Nielson                                           Pat Larsen, Finance Director            

                                                                Bret Cammans, Customer Service Director


Others Present: Brent Hadfield, Samantha Winn, Barbara Piccolo, Ed Shea and Cindy Stansfield


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


1.             PUBLIC COMMENT

                Samantha Winn, a member of ASCEU, presented an update on the happenings at CEU and the Sun Center. A few of the activities includes: Oct 15-19 United Way Free Dental Clinic; Oct. 13 Cleanup and Painting of Helper resident home. The Sept. 29th Active ReEntry 5-k race was a success with the many volunteers from ASCEU. The current activity is curb painting on campus, giving the campus a fresh look. The Mayor and City Council thanked Ms. Winn for her update.


2.             PUBLIC COMMENT

                Gary Sonntag introduced the new City Engineer as Brent Hadfield. Mr. Hadfield is in the process of moving to Price from Lehi, Utah with his wife and children. He grew up in Tooele and his wife is from Castle Dale. Brent is a graduate of the College of Eastern Utah and obtained an Engineering Degree from the University of Utah in 1998. The Mayor and Council welcomed Mr. Hadfield to Price City.


3.             PUBLIC COMMENT

                Cindy Stansfield, one of the new owners of Fairhaven Mobile Home Park located at 205 South Carbon Avenue (previously Feichko Trailer Court) attended the meeting. She wanted to meet the Mayor and City Council and is interested in becoming familiar with the Price City ordinances that would affect the mobile home park business. She has already been in contact with the Building Inspector, Riley Jones for compliance with local ordinances. A new plot plan will be given to Nick Tatton and Aleck Shilaos. A vacation of street and right of way will be requested at a later date. The new owners would like to update their property with trees, rock work and fencing.  TheMayor and Council expressed excitement about the clean up and upcoming changes to the mobile home park.


4.             COUNCILMEMBERS REPORT-The Mayor and Councilmembers presented an update on the activities and functions in which they have participated.


5.             BID OPENING- ADA/Safe Sidewalk Project #9C-2007 and Trailhead Construction #10C-2007

These projects are independent of each other, so there were two separate bids. The estimated cost for the ADA Sidewalk project is $33,245.50 and the Trailhead project is $30,670.


                Bids were received from the following companies:

                                                                                ADA Sidewalk Project                        Trailhead Project

                B. Hansen Construction                     $41,400.00                                           $27,719.00

                Pierucci  & Siaperas                            $21,795.00


                MOTION. Councilmember Nielson moved to form a committee to review the bids and award the project to the lowest responsible bidder within budget. The committee members for this bid review process will be Pat Larsen, Gary Sonntag (Chairman), Brent Hadfield and Councilmember Hanna-Smith. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.


6.             PUBLIC HEARING- To Receive Input on a Petition to Vacate the Street Right-Of-Way 100 South,, East of 700 East.

                A Public Hearing was previously held on October 9, 2007 by the Planning and Zoning Commission regarding this petition. MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved to open the public hearing at 6:05 p.m. Motion seconded by Councilmember Hanna-Smith and carried. No public comment was received. MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved to close the public hearing at 6:07 p.m. Motion seconded by Councilmember Hanna-Smith. Motion carried.


7.             PETITION TO VACATE THE CITY STREET RIGHT OF WAY ON-100 S. Street East of 700 E.

                MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved to accept the recommendations of the Planning and Zoning Commission to vacate the City’s street right of way on 100 South (east) of 700 East, subject to retainer and reserving for the benefit of City, and to approve the 15’ water easement to be received from Rick Krompel and 15’ sewer utility easement to be received from Chris Micoz within the roadway as outlined on the plat. Motion seconded by Councilmember Davis and carried.


8.             PARKS DEPARTMENT- Authorization to Purchase a Replacement ‘Brush’ Mower with a Boom or Sickle Mower with Updated Safety Features

The Public Works Director has put the Tiger mower on stand-down, preventing its use until safety concerns can be resolved. The Tiger mower was recently involved in an incident resulting in property damage. The incident prompted evaluation of the mower and what the City is using it for. The City’s weed abatement program is intended to remove noxious weeds that are unsightly, to trap debris and remove fire hazards. The Tiger mower was purchased in approximately 1986 and has been used to cut down weeds within the street right of way, ditch banks, road shoulder and City properties, within the City limits. It is impractical to mow the weeds in these areas using handheld “weed eaters”. Considering the age of the Tiger mower and the recent incident, it is proposed that the City continue its weed abatement program and purchase a new boom mower or sickle mower with up to date safety features. Estimated cost: Boom arm and mower/sickle head $28,000, Tractor $42,256. This is an ‘Urgent Need’ non budgeted item. All options for future use of the existing tractor will be evaluated. Funding may need to be supplemented from the Capital Improvement Fund. MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved to approve the mower purchase under a lease purchase option and to evaluate alternatives for use of the old tractor before surplusing. Motion seconded by Councilmember Davis and carried. 




                Councilmember Nielson reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave the following recommendations on applications for Conditional Use Permits:

                a.Cassie’s Cuts-871 North 300 East-Cassie Noyes, Owner- Business-Final

                b. J & C Marketing and Training Center-360 North 400 East-Jeremy Saccomanno-Business and Sign-Tabled

                c.Castle Country Candles-67 East Main-Kathleen Palmer, Owner- Business and Sign-Final

                d. MSHA Building #3- 1365 South Carbon Ave.-#3- Stephen Ludlow-CV LLC- Final

                e. Site Plan Amendment-447 E. 100 S.- Jim Shorts/Archie Hamilton- Site Plan Amendment-Final

                f. Sheriff Intake Building-150 N. 200 W.-Dave Levanger, County Representative-Final

                g. Marx Body & Paint- Conditional Use Permit-Review-Tabled

                h. Castle Country Fencing-Conditional Use Permit-Review

                i.  Unfinished Business- Pinnacle Academy- Conditional Use Permit-Review Only


                MOTION. Councilmember Nielson moved to grant final approval on items a, c , d, e and f.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Hanna-Smith and carried.


                Items b and g were tabled by the Planning and Zoning Commission for further review and the City Council, therefore, took no action on these items.


                Item h was a review of the Conditional Use Permit resulted in discussion concerning possible revocation thereof and a and possible business license revocation.

                MOTION. Councilmember Hanna-Smith moved to approve the recommendations from Planning and Zoning Commission and to provide an extension of time for Mr. Manzanares to comply with of the requirements of his Home Occupied Business (HOB) permit to Tuesday, October 16, 2007 at 5p.m. If Mr. Manzanares fails to comply, the CUP and HOB of Castle Country Fencing shall be revoked and a citation shall be issued by the Price City Police Department if Castle Country Fencing continues doing business following the revocation. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.


CONSENT AGENDA - Councilmember Tatton moved to approve items #10 through #21 with item #16 removed for discussion. Motion seconded by Councilmember Hanna-Smith and carried.


10.          MINUTES

                September 26, 2007 City Council

                October 5, 2007 Workshop


11.          SMUIN, RICH AND MARSING- Authorize the Mayor to Sign an Agreement between Price City and Smuin, Rich and Marsing for the Financial Audit for the Year Ended June 30, 2007


12.          LIBRARY- Authorization to Approve MyLibraryDV Agreement for the Library


13.          ELECTIONS- Authorization to Pay Training Fees for Election Poll Workers and Managers for the November 6, 2007 Election of $10.00 per Person per Training Day


14.          RESOLUTION 2007-21 Authorization to Approve a Resolution Rescinding/Deleting Specific Obsolete Job Descriptions for Employees


15.          RESOLUTION 2007-22 Authorization to Approve a Resolution Establishing a Single Job Description for the Position of Laborer in All City Departments and Rescinding Job Descriptions for Laborer I and Laborer II


16.          POOL- Authorization to Approve Proposed Rate Increases for Age Group Swim Team and a New System Proposal for Private Swimming Lessons


                The changes to the Pool have increased the swimming lesson participation. The base rate that has been charged in the past is no longer covering expenses. The proposed rate increase would help offset the program expenses. The Age Group Swim Team fees would be $15.00 a month or 6 months for $85.00 or a 12-month rate of $160.00. The season pass and $40.00 yearly fee would be eliminated. For a patron purchasing a yearly pass, the total cost would change from $107 to $160. The private swimming lesson fees would be $15.00 per 1 (one) hour lesson per child, each additional child taught in the same hour would be $7.50. The lessons could then be scheduled during the day as it works with the instructors and patron’s schedules. The lifeguard would clock in and get paid their wage for the lessons. MOTION. Councilmember Nielson moved to approve the rate increases and the new system proposed for private swimming lessons. Motion seconded by Councilmember Hanna-Smith and carried.


17.          BUSINESS LICENSE- Authorization to Approve the Business License-(Ownership Name Change) for Picture Me Portrait Studio Located in Wal-mart.


18.          ECONOMIC VITALITY LOAN FUND- The Loan Review Committee is Recommending Approval of a Business Loan from the Program to Castle Country Candles.


19.          TRAVEL REQUEST- Authorization for Travel

                Nick Tatton- Development Approval Process Training Course- November 28, 2007- Salt Lake City


20.          PUBLIC WORKS DEPT. - Approval of Expenditure Report for Approved Budgets and Development Agreement Releases, Partial Expenditures and Releases: Ballard Electric $24,483.20 (Water Treatment Plan Backup Generator); Hansen Allen & Luce Engineering $17,096.34 (Airport Road Sewer Engineering, Price River Trail, FEMA Map Revision, Deep Well Study, Meads Wash, Colton Water Relocate, Gordon Creek Water Application, Hydraulic Computer Model and General Engineering); Jones & DeMille Engineering $10,891.75 (ADA Safe Sidewalk, CDBG South Park, Trailhead); Sunrise Engineering $13,224.71 (Contract Inspection, Plan Review and Training).


21.          POOL- Authorization to Accept and Award Bid for Re-Plaster and Tile Repair of the Desert Wave Pool to CEM Sales and Service in the amount of $105,000.00.


22.          PRWID-Update by Councilmember Tatton

                PRWID met during the week of October 8, 2007 to discuss the following items:

·         Mel Coonrod is desirous of creating a new residential subdivision near Kenilworth and had concerns regarding the ability to receive adequate water. PRWID conducted a test on volume and pressure and due to elevation problems water delivery and the proposed subdivision may be difficult.

·         Richard Lee presented a request for a sewer line from the PRWID main sewer trunk line to the “Lowdermilk” property.

·         A valley-wide comparison on connection fees shows that PRWID is low. Price City charges $700 for new connection fees and PRWID charges $400. Price City does not require a water share but PRWID does and Price City charges for meters and PRWID does not. At budget time, PRWID will prepare higher connection fees. 

·         PRWID has four liquid storage tanks for sale.

·         The warehouse type building owned by PRWID within the old town of Castle Gate is being advertised for rent.

·         The new recreational vehicle repair shop on Carbon Avenue- Price City and PRWID worked cooperatively to resolve some utility connection issues. The collaborative efforts of the two entities were commendable.

·         A tour of the water or sewer treatment plant for Councilmembers will be scheduled soon.


23.          COMMUNITY PROGRESS-Update by Councilmember Hanna-Smith

The September Community Progress meeting awarded Nellene Heinz with the Visionary Service Leader Award given by the Mayor and Price City Council. Mayor Piccolo presented the award to Mrs. Heinz.


24.          POWER BOARD-Update by Councilmember McEvoy

The follow up for the UAMPS field trip will be held on October 11, 2007 at 3:30 p.m. at City Hall for anyone that is interested in attending. Andy King is invited to the next Power Board meeting to be held on October 30, 2007 at 3:30 p.m.



·         High frequency dispatch program is up for discussion.



                a. Committee Review for Street Banners

                b. Road Audit- 200 and 400 North- 100 E.

·         Item b can be removed from unfinished business as the audit has been completed

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

                d. Sale of Property- 6th South- Wetlands

·         Gary Sonntag would like both items d and e removed from unfinished business. The properties in question must both be prioritized. Council recommends that staff pursue these items with review of each property. The Real Property Management Policy will be on the next agenda to determine the value of the property. 

                e. Sale of Property- West of Pioneer Park

                f. Basso Dino-Mine Playground

·         Evidence is being reviewed for the vandalism that took place on Saturday, October 6th, 2007 to the drinking fountain at Basso Dino-Mine Playground. The Parks Department was able to get to the park immediately to shut off the water before more damage was done.  

·         The billboard thanking the volunteers that worked on the playground needs to be updated. It probably needs to be taken down and placed in another location for advertising. Councilmember Hanna-Smith would like to see it pursued as soon as possible.

·         The “Trek” materials at the playground may need to be sanded to remove the graffiti. Different options are being reviewed for removal of graffiti.


                g. City Sanitation – Rate Change Updates As Necessary-

·         Item g will be removed from unfinished business


27.          EXECUTIVE SESSION- Struck


Meeting adjourned at 7:12 p.m. pursuant to motion by Councilmember McEvoy.



                                                                                APPROVED: ____________________________

                                                                                                                Joe Piccolo, Mayor



                ATTEST: _____________________

                                Laurie Tryon, City Recorder





















1.         SOUTHEASTERN UTAH ASSOCIATION OF LOCAL GOVERNMENTS- Administration of Housing Funds as Indicated in a Memorandum of Understanding between the Price City Community Development and Urban Renewal Agency and the SEUALG.



2.         MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING (MOU)- Approval of MOU Between the Price City Community Development and Urban Renewal Agency and the SEUALG and Approval for Signatures to Enter into the MOU.