Minutes of The Price City Council Meeting

City Hall: Price, Utah

October 12, 2005, 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, Public Works Director/City Engineer

     Richard Tatton                                  John Daniels, Human Resource Director

     Jeanne McEvoy                                Aleck Shilaos, Chief of Police

     Mae Aguayo


Excused: Nick Tatton, Community Director

               Bret Cammans, Customer Service Director


Others Present:

     Ray Morley              Rick Davis                     Cindy Daniels                Kent Boyack

     Gregory S. Lowder    Paul Bedont                  Ron Stefenoff                 Kevin Dunn

     Sidney Nelson          Ron Roper                     Pat Roper                      Maren King


Mayor Piccolo led the Pledge of Allegiance.  Roll was called with the above members in attendance.


 1.        PUBLIC INPUT - Maren King


Maren King, Public Relations Chairman for the Associated Students of the College of Eastern Utah, reported that the college is sponsoring a Ameet the candidates night@ on Tuesday, October 25, 2005, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. This will be held at the Jennifer Leavitt Student Center. 


Councilmember Wheeler joined the meeting at 5:40p.m.       




The Mayor and Councilmembers presented an update on the activities they administer.


 3.        ORDINANCE #2005-005 - West Price Re-Zoning


MOTION.   Councilmember Denison moved that a Public Hearing be held to receive comments on the West Price Re-Zoning.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.  Mayor Piccolo opened the Public Hearing at 5:44 p.m.  MOTION.  There being no comments, Councilmember Denison moved that the Public Hearing close and that Ordinance #2005-005, establishing the re-zoning of an area in West Price be adopted, that the Mayor and City Recorder be authorized to sign the ordinance and that it become effective upon publication.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.  The Public Hearing closed at 5:45 p.m.


 4.        RON ROPER - Retirement Recognition


Mayor Piccolo presented a plaque and a Acertificate of accomplishment@  to Ron Roper, honoring him for 30 years of service as a Volunteer Fireman.   


 5.        ELKRIDGE SUBDIVISION - Development Agreement Extension


Councilmember Tatton reported that at the September 13, 2005 meeting, a motion was made to extend the Development Agreement for the Elkridge Subdivision for one year in order to allow Carbon County time to determine where their trail system would be placed.  As the County has made the decision to place the trail system on the other side of the road, the Elkridge Subdivision will not need to postpone their improvements.  MOTION.  Councilmember Tatton moved that the motion made at the September 13, 2005 meeting be rescinded and that the Elkridge Subdivision complete their improvements in the normal way.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.


 6.        HOME OCCUPIED BUSINESS - Sturdy 1 Service - Struck


 7.        HAND-N-HAND, THE COFFEE BOOK BREAK - Conditional Use Permits


Councilmember McEvoy reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave a favorable

October 12, 2005


recommendation to the following requests for Conditional Use Permits contingent upon a walk through by the Building Inspector.


Hand-N-Hand - 585 East Main, Business Relocation and Sign      

            The Coffee Book Break - 585 East Main, Business Relocation and Sign


MOTION.  Councilmember McEvoy moved that the requests be approved and that Conditional Use Permits be issued per the above contingency.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.


 8.        SOUTHEASTERN UTAH EYE CLINIC - Authorization To Remove Tree


Councilmember McEvoy reported that the Shade Tree Commission met and reviewed the request of Doctors Judy Saccomanno and Cory Callahan to remove the tree in front of the Southeastern Utah Eye Clinic located at 54 East 100 North.  The Shade Tree Commission recommended that if the City were to follow the same procedure as was done with a similar request in 2001, that the Southeastern Utah Eye Clinic would pay the costs to remove the tree and pay for the purchase and installation of seven 1" diameter trees at $70.00/tree.  MOTION.  Councilmember Denison moved that the tree be removed at the owners expense with the condition that they purchase and install seven 7 trees at $70/tree as recommended, and that two trees be planted on the parkway and the other 5 elsewhere on City property.  Further, that the tree be removed with the option of replanting it somewhere else.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.




The Mayor and Council acted as the Board of Canvassers for the October 4, 2005 Primary Election.  Joanne Lessar reported that there were 10 Provisional Ballots.  Out of the 10, eight were counted and added to the cumulative ballots cast.  Two of the Provisional Ballots were not counted as they were not filled out properly.


Candidates Name                 Term and Office                  Total Votes

Patricia Colosimo           Mayor - 4 Years                   288

Joe L. Piccolo                Mayor - 4 Years                   568

Betty P. Wheeler           Mayor - 4 Years                   341

Rick Davis                     Councilmember - 4 Years                 268

Jay Marshall                  Councilmember - 4 Years                 237

Jeanne McEvoy Councilmember - 4 Years                 509

John Kit Pappas            Councilmember - 4 Years                 379

Kathy Hanna Smith        Councilmember - 4 Years                 725

Jeff Nielson                    Councilmember - 2 Years                 471

Don Reaveley                Councilmember - 2 Years                 294

Edwin G. Shook Councilmember - 2 Years                 370


MOTION.  Councilmember Tatton moved that the election results be accepted.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.


CONSENT ITEMS.  MOTION.  Councilmember Denison moved that Items #10 through #18 be approved.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.


10.        MINUTES - October 7, 2005


11.        WILMA BARNETT - Travel Ratified - Caselle Annual Conference, October 12, 13, Salt Lake, Utah


12.        UTAH ASSOCIATED MUNICIPAL POWER SYSTEMS - Amendment To Joint Cooperative Action Agreement


13.        THE COFFEE BOOK BREAK, 585 EAST MAIN STREET -  Economic Vitality Loan Fund In The Amount of $10,000, 5%, APR 24 Months


16.        AIRPORT ROAD IMPROVEMENTS (CIB FUNDS) - Contract With Nielson Construction Company In The Amount of $170,056.00


17.        POLICE DEPARTMENT - Permission To Receive Proposals and Purchase Items Using USDA Grant Funds

October 13, 2005


 18.       LA CASITA=S - Local Consent For Full Service Restaurant Liquor License


19.        MINUTES - September 28, 2005


The following corrections were made to the minutes of September 28, 2005.

Item #1, Line 1 - Correct spelling of Marin King to Maren King

Item #1, Line 1 - Correct title of Maren King to Public Relations Chairman for Associated Students

 Of the College of Eastern Utah

Item #4, Line 8 - Correct spelling of Coucilmember to Councilmember


MOTION.  Councilmember Denison moved that upon the above corrections, that the minutes be approved.  Motion seconded by Councilmember McEvoy and carried.


20.        RESOLUTION #2005-21 - Establishing Operating Guidelines and Documents For Use With The Price City Economic Vitality Loan Fund Loan Guarantee Program


Councilmember Wheeler questioned if the Economic Vitality Loan Fund hadn=t already been approved.  Mayor Piccolo stated that this is for the East Price expansion.  It has to be set up separately for each development area.  It is governed by the same body, but this one will be site specific where the downtown vitality loan fund is not.  Nick Sampinos further explained that this is an expansion of services to provide an avenue for business owners to obtain a larger loan from a commercial enterprise and use the loan from the City as a guarantee.   It is something new that others have used across the state.   It is something Nick Tatton is recommending to see if it would help stimulate opportunities for those who would not be able to get a loan.  MOTION.  Councilmember McEvoy moved that Resolution #2005-21 be approved and that the Mayor and City Recorder be authorized to sign the resolution.  Motion seconded by Councilmemer Wheeler and carried.


21.        RESOLUTION #2005-22 - Authorizing The Use of The Price City Main Street Program By-Laws To Guide The Operation of The Price City Main Street Program


Councilmember Wheeler stated that she would like to table this resolution until she has had a chance to review it further.  Mayor Piccolo stated that he would hate to hold this up as he felt the board had already given the go ahead and a coordinator has been hired for the Main Street Program.  They are generic bylaws.  Nick Sampinos stated he went through them very carefully with Nick and made some suggested changes.  They provide for the operation of the organization and if there are any concerns the way it is set up, it can be amended later.  MOTION.  Councilmember Wheeler moved that Resolution #2005-22 be approved and that the Mayor and City Recorder be authorized to sign the resolution.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Aguayo and carried..    




Gary Sonntag stated that it has been over a year since Edward and Deanne McKinney and David and Shawnee Ariotti submitted their claims for a sewer back-up.  The insurance company has reviewed the claims and denied them twice.  In view of the action taken at the last meeting on a sewer claim, he asked if the Council would be receptive to taking another look at the claims and reimburse the above residents up to $1,000.0 each?  Mayor Piccolo stated that in the Council=s action at the last meeting, it was clear that the City was liable, but he is not certain where the liability stands on these two claims.  MOTION.  Councilmember Tatton moved that  the City=s Risk Manager review the above claims and make a recommendation to the Council.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.             


Meeting adjourned at 6:32 p.m.






ATTEST:                                                           Joe L. Piccolo, Mayor



Joanne Lessar, City Recorder