Minutes of The Price City Council Meeting

City Hall: Price, Utah

October 25, 1995, 5:30 p.m.


Mayor Lou Colosimo


James L. Jensen, L. Lamond Williams, Roy Nikas, Betty P. Wheeler

Vernon W. Jones (Adminis. Assist.), Joanne Lessar (City Recorder), Pat Larsen (Finance Director), Nick Sampinos (City Attorney), Gary Sonntag (City Engineer), Cobb Johnson (Public Works Dir.), Ed Shook (Police Lieutenant)

Absent and Excused: Councilmember Theressa O. Frandsen

Others Present: Kevin Ashby, Ron Watt

Mayor Colosimo led the Pledge of Allegiance. The roll was called with the above members present.

1. MINUTES - October 11, 1995

The following correction was made to the minutes of October 11, 1995.

Item #6, Line 2 - Should read "the rate schedule on the electrical demand meter was calculated incorrectly in a home owned by Ron Jensen, 565 North Park Avenue".

Upon the above correction, Councilmember Jensen moved that the minutes be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Nikas and carried.

2. RON WATT - City Historian

Ron Watt reviewed the early history of Price, and the changes that have been made to the present time, particularly in the streets. He provided samples of history books from other cities and presented estimates to prepare a history book for Price City. He would charge $7,500 to write the book, and estimated the total cost to be between $30,000 and $35,000. Councilmember Jensen recommended that a contract be prepared and outlined as to what it would include, including the cost, and presented it to the Council.

3. BID OPENING - Sale of Surplus Property, 500 East 2nd South

Joanne Lessar reported that there were not any bids received for the sale of surplus property located at 500 East 2nd South. Vern Jones reported that the sale of this particular property began when the Habitat For Humanity expressed an interest in purchasing it. They are in the process of applying for a Community Development Block Grant and because of the paperwork involved, were unable to submit a bid. However, they are very interested in the property.

4. YOUTH CITY COUNCIL - Special Projects Approved

Joanne Lessar reported that Mandy Krajnc could not attend the meeting due to illness. Mandy wanted the Council's approval for two projects. The first is to go "trick or treating" and ask for spare change for needy children in the area. The second is to provide rides to the election polls during the General Election on November 7. The Council agreed with the projects.

Mayor Colosimo reported that the Youth Council has invited the Council to breakfast on Monday, November 6, and would like to spend time with each Councilmember during that day. Councilmember Williams suggested taking them on a tour of the Water Treatment Plant and other City facilities.

5. THANKSGIVING CLOSING - Friday and Saturday

Councilmember Wheeler reported that the Library has asked permission to close the Saturday after Thanksgiving. It was recommended to follow the same procedure as last year, which closed the entire City on Friday and the Library both Friday and Saturday. Councilmember Wheeler moved that the same procedure be followed this year. Motion seconded by Councilmember Jensen and carried.

6. RON JENSEN - Credit For Electric Overbilling

Councilmember Jensen reported on the situation involving the electric meter on the Ron Jensen home, 565 North Park Avenue. There was so much power going into the home, there had to be a demand meter installed. The rate used for calculation was $.08 and it should have been $.06. The renters were reimbursed for the entire 4 years they were in the home. Pat Colosimo searched the archives and found documents for 1988 and 1989 for Ron Jensen. The refund for these 2 years amounts to $837. Mrs. Colosimo has discussed this with Mrs. Ron Jensen and she is amenable to this amount. Councilmember Jensen moved that the $837 rebate be given to Ron Jensen. Motion seconded by Councilmember Williams and carried.

7. ROBERT MILLER - Building Awning

Councilmember Williams discussed the condition of the awning on the vacant building owned by Robert Miller on Main Street. It is torn and hangs over the sidewalk. He asked if Mr. Miller could be required to repair the awning or remove it. Mr. Sampinos stated if there is a safety issue involved, it would not be a problem. However, when it becomes an aesthetic interpretation, he is concerned. Mr. Miller submitted a claim to the City's insurance, stating that a tree planted on the sidewalk caused damage to the awning. His claim was denied by the insurance company. Mr. Sampinos stated that he would review the nuisance ordinance to see if there is anything that would apply. Mayor Colosimo stated that he would contact Mr. Miller to see if he would remove the awning or repair it.

8. HOME OCCUPIED BUSINESS - Egg-Specially For You, 827 Molyneux Drive

Councilmember Williams reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave a favorable recommendation to Brenda Ward to operate Egg-specially For You, an engraving business, at her home located at 827 Molyneux drive. He moved that the business be approved upon payment of the business license fee. Motion seconded by Councilmember Jensen and carried.


Councilmember Williams reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave a favorable recommendation to the following requests for conditional use permits.

A-N-J Take-N-Bake Pizza,, 21 East Main - Change of Use and


The Shoe Store, 69 East Main - Awning Sign

Steve Laude, Card Shop, 163 East 100 North - Change of Use

and Window Sign

Robert Etzel (old Towne Bakery), East Main - Change of Use

Councilmember Williams moved that the requests be approved and that conditional use permits be issued. Motion seconded by Councilmember Nikas and carried.

10. RICHARD OLIVER - Reclassification

Mayor Colosimo recommended that Richard Oliver be reclassified from Water Treatment Plant Operator, Temp/FT, to Swimming Pool Facilities Specialist, Perm/FT. Councilmember Jensen moved that the reclassification be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Nikas and carried.


Mayor Colosimo presented the following transfers and recommended approval.

George Pappas - From Swimming Pool Custodian, Perm/FT To Central School Building Custodian, Perm/FT

Robert Kinder - From Parks Laborer, Temp/FT to Streets Laborer, Temp/FT

Councilmember Nikas moved that the transfers be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.


Mayor Colosimo reported that in past discussions with Police Chief Shilaos, the Chief commented with the increase in crime and vandalism, he could use extra help on the Police Force. The possibility was discussed to remove the position of animal control services from the Police Dept. and contract for these services. The extra person in the Police Dept. could then be used for patrol. Lieutenant Ed Shook stated that the department is experiencing more problems at night with juveniles, property damage and property loss. Councilmember Wheeler moved that a description and cost of the services be prepared and brought back to the Council for further review. Motion seconded by Councilmember Nikas and carried.

13. FRANCIS DUZENACK - Travel Approved

Mayor Colosimo recommended that Francis Duzenack be authorized to attend the UAPMO Annual Education Conference & Business Meeting, November 14-18, in St. George. Councilmember Jensen moved that the travel be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.

14. INDOOR SWIMMING POOL - R & L Boilers - Partial Payment

Councilmember Jensen moved that a partial payment in the amount of $4,206.50 be paid to R & L Boilers for their contract to repair the boiler in the indoor swimming pool. Motion seconded by Councilmember Nikas and carried.

15. WATER EXPANSION PROJECT - (Water Tank Const., CRS Engineering, Partial Payment); (Ten Million Gallon Water Tank Const., Build, Inc., Partial Payment) (Pump Station, Pipeline & Telemetry, Design, CRS Engineering, Partial Payment - Tabled)

Gary Sonntag presented the following partial payment requests on the Water Expansion Project and recommended approval, with the exception of the Pump Station, Pipeline & Telemetry Design which should be tabled at this time.

Water Tank Construction - CRS Engineering - Partial payment #15 in the amount of $3,099.33 for construction inspection and

management services.

Ten Million Gallon Water Tank Construction - Build, Inc. -

Partial payment #2 in the amount of $292,764.06.

Pump Station, Pipeline and Telemetry, Design - CRS Engineering - Partial Payment #7 - Tabled

Councilmember Williams moved that the payment requests for the water tank management services and water tank construction be approved and that the payment for the Pump Station, Pipeline, Telemetry and Design be tabled. Motion seconded by Councilmember Jensen and carried.


Gary Sonntag presented a contract with Eaton Mahoney Associates for architectural services on the library remodeling project. The contract is in the amount of $4,500, which is within the project budget. Councilmember Nikas moved that the contract be approved and that the Mayor and City Recorder be authorized to execute the documents. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.

17. G.S.A. ASSOCIATES, L.C. - Letter of Credit and Development Agreement - Extension of Time

Gary Sonntag reported that in an agreement dated August 23, 1995, G.S.A. Associates committed to submit a new Letter of Credit and Development Agreement. This is related to the on-going work with the Price River Business Park located near 600 West and Price River Drive. G.S.A. Associates have requested an additional 60 calendar days to complete the development plans, specifications and easements. Councilmember Nikas moved that the extension be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Jensen and carried.

18. TRANSFER OF COUNTY PROPERTY - 150 South 300 West

Gary Sonntag reported that Carbon County currently has property located at 150 South 300 West. This property is used as a street to access several parcels of property. The property is being considered as an emergency access to the new Price River Business Park development. He asked for direction as to whether it would be prudent for the City to attempt to acquire this property so that it can be maintained for an emergency access as well as for the other parcels of property. Councilmember Jensen moved that Gary be authorized to contact the County to acquire this property. Motion seconded by Councilmember Nikas and carried.

19. BUDGET REVISION - Fund Transfers Between Departments

Pat Larsen requested permission to transfer funds between the following departments.

(1) $4,400,000 in the Water Department from improvements in

the water distribution system to the ten million gallon

tank project.

(2) Between $900 - $1,000 from Colton Springs to the Water

Treatment Plant to repair the computer at the plant.

(3) Transfer funds from the General Fund to the Cops Fast

Grant separate fund. The grant funds were placed in the

General Fund prior to receiving instructions to set up a

separate fund.

Councilmember Jensen moved that the transfers be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Nikas and carried.


Joanne Lessar reported on the recent crafts fair sponsored by Wal-Mart and held in their parking lot. She asked direction pertaining to the issuance of temporary business licenses. Councilmember Williams felt since they are local people and it occurs for a short time, they would not need to be licensed. Nick Sampinos had no problem in as much as it was a promotional idea by the Wal-Mart business enterprise. The Council felt that as long as it is handled in this manner, they do not need to be licensed.


The following business license applications were received:

JRA Janitorial Services, 1101 South Carbon Avenue #12, Roxane Abney-Owner, Janitorial Services (73) $5.00 Transfer Fee (Name Change)

Superior Air Productions, 279 East 100 North, Jim Ballard-Owner, Retail Vacuum Sales (53.0), $50 Half Year Fee

Councilmember Jensen moved that the businesses be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.

22. PRICE RIVER WATER IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT - (Howard Basso Request To Terminate Water Connection) - Interlocal Agreement

Councilmember Williams reported that Price River Water Improvement District is in the process of preparing interlocal agreements to present to the City regarding waterlines they have taken over.

Meeting adjourned at 7:05 p.m.