Minutes of the
City Hall: Price,
October 25, 2006 5:30 p.m.
Councilmembers: John Daniels, Human Resource Director
Kathy Hanna-Smith Nick Sampinos, City Attorney
Others Present: Frank Ori C.J. McManus John Procarione Bill Engle
Brewer Ann Evans Dawn Colvard
Carey Seals Janet and Frank Ori Kami Christensen Merrilee Hunt
Garrett Hunt of Boy Scout Troop 272, led the Pledge of Allegiance. Roll was called with the above Councilmembers and staff in attendance.
1. COUNCILMEMBERS REPORT-Update
The Mayor and Councilmembers presented an update on the activities and functions in which they have participated.
2. VISIONARY SERVICE LEADER AWARD- Frank Ori
Frank Ori of Carbon County Recreation was awarded the October, 2006 Visionary Service Leader Award for his dedication to local youth and community activities.
District Court Administrator, Bill Engle presented the Utah State Courts
Restorative Justice Award to
4. FLEET INVENTORY MANAGEMENT- Computer Program Presentation
Price City Public Works Assistant, John Procarione made a presentation on the
Fleet Inventory Management computer program he has built to monitor and manage
the City’s fleet. This was accomplished with assistance from
5. WELLNESS COUNCIL-
Ron Brewer, Chairman of the Price City Wellness
Committee made a presentation concerning his recent attendance at the Utah
Health Conference. The presentation
included some health statistics regarding the nations health care spending, the
aging population and quality of life. The statistics and information will be
published in next month’s Price City Health and Wellness Newsletter. Ron
presented the City Council with the Health Worksite 2006 Award from the Utah
Council of Worksite Health Promotion. Ron stated that the Wellness Committee
appreciates the continued support of the Mayor and City Council with the
efforts to create a healthy workplace within
6. ZAP TAX DISCUSSION- A Town Hall meeting will be held on November 2, 2006 at City Hall. This will be a question/answer type session for the public regarding the ZAP Tax question the November 7, 2006 ballot. The general public needs to be aware of what the tax represents and why the City came to the decision to put the ZAP Tax question on the ballot. The Mayor, members of Council and staff will be available during the information session.
7. CASTLE COUNTRY FENCING AND TREE SERVICE, LLC.-Home Occupied Permit-Tabled
from Castle Country Fencing and Tree Service, LLC for a Home Occupied Permit,:
a. Castle Country Fencing and Tree Service, LLC.-
8. DIVERSITY, CASTLE COUNTRY FENCING- Conditional Use Permits
a. Diversity-37 East Main-Nichole Semsack, Owner-Business and Sign-Final with contingencies.
b. Castle Country Fencing and Tree Service, LLC.-950 East 100 North, Stephen & Marie Manzanares, Owners-Business and Sign
MOTION. Councilmember Nielson moved that the business of Diversity be approved for a Conditional Use Permit. Motion seconded by Councilmember Hanna-Smith. Motion carried.
CONSENT ITEMS- MOTION. Councilmember Hanna-Smith moved that Items #9 through #16 be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Nielson and carried.
a. October 11, 2006
b. October 11, 2006- CDBG-Public Hearing
The October 11, 2006 regular meeting minutes were corrected per the following:
Item #6 Business License, page two, line 7 revised to read, “not required”.
Councilmember Nielson moved to approve the proposed change to the minutes. Councilmember McEvoy seconded the motion. Motion carried.
10. COMMUNITY IMPACT FUND CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT- Request to Set Date for Public Hearing for November 8, 2006 to Present the Proposed List for 2007
12. POOL- Permission to Advertise and Bid the Capital Project Re-Circulation Lines Strainer Replacement
13. AUDIT FIELD WORK- Permission to Pay Auditing Services Invoice from Smuin, Rich & Marsing-(to date) Ratification
14. WATER TREATMENT PLANT- Emergency Power Generator Design Proposal
We have received a proposal from Bruno Engineering, Inc, (electrical) to complete the site evaluation, design and construction documents for the installation of an emergency power generator at the water treatment plant. Their proposed fee is $5,044.00. The City has utilized the services of this consultant on prior projects. We are not aware of any other professional electrical engineering firm in our local area. The generator would support the plant mechanical, lighting and security systems. There is a budget of $15,000. The balance of the project will come through Community Impact Board funding.
15. GARY SONNTAG AND DEBBIE WORLEY- Travel Approved
Worley- Victim Advocate Training, October 30-November 2, 2006 in Vernal,
16. FIREHOUSE- Permission to Use the Firehouse on January 6, 2007 for Rabies Vaccinations from Dr. Grigg’s Veterinarian Clinic
Item #18 involved a member of Mayor Piccolo’s family. He excused himself left the Council Chambers voluntarily at 6:50 p.m.
17. MOTION. Per the provisions established in Ordinance #2002-001, Councilmember Nielson moved that Councilmember Davis be appointed Mayo Pro-Tempore to deal with Item #18. Motion seconded by Councilmember Hanna-Smith and carried.
The Police Department is
requesting permission to hire a police officer from the existing hiring roster.
If a new roster is created, the Police
Chief will notify the City Council. In 2005,
19. RETURN OF MAYOR PICCOLO
MOTION. Councilmember Davis moved that Mayor Piccolo return and chair the meeting. Motion seconded by Councilmember Hanna-Smith and carried.
Mayor Piccolo returned to the meeting at 6:52 p.m.
The adjustments provide for a base rate increase and move from a descending to an ascending schedule to promote Demand Side Management (DSM). The Price City Power Distribution System Advisory Board had met and reviewed the proposed rates and recommended that the City Council adopt them at tonight’s meeting.
After some discussion, the Mayor and City Council decided
to take more time to review this matter with
suggestions from the Accounting Department and Power Board. This item
should be reviewed by everyone involved and returned to the next City Council
meeting with an equitable solution. The increase in rates is in preparation for
the increase from the supplier. Rate increase increments are necessary to
handle the wholesale costs, service, maintenance and the substation repairs.
The distribution set forth in this recommended schedule rate adjustment is
unbalanced and needs to be re-evaluated. The increase needs to prepare and
21. PRWID-Update by Councilmember Tatton.
Councilmember Tatton reported the Helper Interchange
project is going well. The contractor is installing
Councilmember Tatton gave special recognition and
notice to the hours spent by City employees at the Basso Dino-Mine Playground
with information provided by John Daniels. Many
22. COMMUNITY PROGRESS- Update by Councilmember Hanna-Smith
The Adopt-a-Street signs will be installed soon to identify the areas volunteers have chosen to keep clean. There will also be “Do Not Litter” signs installed with a fine of $750.00 for littering. Additional benches will be added to our downtown area in the near future. A new program has been implemented to give recognition to the local businesses for the exterior enhancement of their buildings and landscaping. Visual appearance is very important and those businesses that have taken steps to make the improvements will be recognized.
23. COMMUNITY PLAYGROUND- Update by Councilmember McEvoy
Councilmember McEvoy presented the Mayor and Council with a list of names from the community that has generously donated to the Basso Dino-Mine Playground. Although donations are no longer being accepted, a grand total of $260,000.00 has been gathered for this community project. Reclamation continues and an estimated $180,000 has been spent on the playground. If the remaining reclamation and construction cannot be accomplished by volunteers, the work will be contracted out. The new sign will be placed very soon.
24. INTERNATIONAL DAYS-
Mayor Piccolo made recommendations for the 2007 International Days event regarding a Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson from the City Council.
MOTION. Councilmember Hanna-Smith moved to appoint Councilmember Nielson as International Days 2007 Chairperson and Councilmember Davis as Vice Chairperson. Motion seconded by Councilmember McEvoy. Motion Carried.
25. UNFINISHED BUSINESS
a. Emil Simone Complaint - 11-05
b. Buck and Claudia Moynier-Road- 7/06
c. Resolution 2006-21 Cemetery Fees
The meeting adjourned at 7:47 p.m.