Minutes of The Price City Council Meeting
City Hall: Price, Utah
October 27, 2004, 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 Nick Tatton, Community Director
Jeanne McEvoy Bret Cammans, Customer Service Director
Joe Christman John Daniels, Human Resource Director
Aleck Shilaos, Chief of Police
Annette Bigelow Albert Vogrinec Anna Cordova James Cordova
A. J. Knight Kent Hartley Richard Shaw Samuel Quigley
Georgina Nowak D. Marvidakis Shirley Coyne Justin Jones
Johnny Espinoza David Wheeler
Mayor Piccolo led the Pledge of Allegiance. Roll was called with the above members present.
1. PUBLIC INPUT - Skate Park Update
A. J. Knight, representing bike riders, reported that sharing of the skate park between the skate boarders and biker riders has been going well. Up to this point, there have been no problems. He felt it would be okay if both the skaters and bikers used the park everyday at the same time. The Council thanked A. J. for his information. A. J. was informed that there has been some discussion of making the park larger
2. COUNCILMEMBERS REPORT - Update
The Mayor and Councilmembers presented an update on the activities that they administer.
3. VISIONARY SERVICE LEADER AWARD FOR OCTOBER - Sam Quigley
Mayor Piccolo presented the Visionary Service Leader Award for October to Sam Quigley. Mr. Quigley received this award due to his tireless efforts for the benefit of the arts, museums and foundations within the community. These items would go unattended if it were not for Mr. Quigley.
4. CEU MUSEUM - Expansion Concepts
Reese Barrick, representing the CEU Museum, thanked the Council for their support of the museum expansion and the letter they wrote to the Recreation and Transportation Special Services District. As a result, the money is available to hire an architect. As the funds are essentially coming through the college, the State will assist in hiring the architect for the initial design state. Mr. Barrick presented a schedule as to what will occur pertaining to the design stage. A special architectural committee will be appointed which will consist of representatives from the City, college, community, Advisory Board, etc. The firm selected for this project will be announced on December 17, 2004. Sam Quigley stated that during the second architectural phase, the architect will address seismic issues related to City Hall and the old museum.
5 WBBA WORLD SERIES - City Support Approved
Annette Bigelow, President of the Northern Heights Little League Baseball, reported that the Western Boys Baseball Association World Series will be held in Price in July, 2005. She requested support from the City in upgrading the baseball fields. Plans are to request funding from the Recreation and Transportation Special Services District and the Restaurant Tax Committee as well as private sources. Ms. Bigelow indicated that they would like to upgrade the infields, fencing, dugouts and backstopping, install new lights, purchase new pitching machines, batting cages, and picnic tables, and upgrade two concession stands. Costs for these upgrades is estimated at $225,000. The WBBA needs two fields that are back to back as there will be twelve teams coming to Price from Monday through Saturday. Because the Price League is hosting the series, they will be allowed to enter two teams. There will also be three super league teams. MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that the City support the WBBA World Series and that staff be authorized to assist in the application for funding through the Special Service
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District and Restaurant Tax Committee. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
6. OUTDOOR RECREATION SMOKING SITES - Update
Shirley Coyne and Georgina Nowak, representatives of the Southeastern Utah Health District, presented an update on their plans to establish designated smoking areas at outdoor recreation sites for those individuals that smoke. A recent survey indicates that the public is interested in designated smoking areas. They asked if the Council could pass a resolution designating smoking and non-smoking areas, or install signs in designated areas to make individuals aware of this issue. Councilmember McEvoy questioned who would get the prime spots at an outdoor function? She doesn=t feel a prime area should be designated non-smoking. She doesn=t feel it is a big issue to warrant a huge smoke-free area. An individual can generally move away from a smoker. She is not a smoker and has never smoked, but doesn=t feel we should be intolerant of people who smoke and ostracize them and send them off to another area of the outdoor site. Georgina Nowak stated that they don=t feel they are ostracizing anybody in setting accommodating areas in most locations. Most smokers are willing to step aside to an area to smoke and then return to their original spot. Councilmember McEvoy stated that she would like this to remain on a voluntary basis rather than forcing the issue. Ms. Nowak stated that they discussed not passing an ordinance, but rather a resolution and try it for a year to see how it works out. This is happening not only in Utah, but other states as well. Being on the committee, Councilmember Christman stated that the consensus of their committee is to look at a resolution. The closest thing to enforcement would be through an advisory sign, which is more of an information issue. At this point, the wording for the signs has not been determined. Perhaps this could be in force for a year. If after a year there are problems, then it can be addressed again. It was not intended to be an enforcement. It is strictly a health advisory issue and a resolution recognizing the rights of both smokers and non-smokers and a trend towards better health. Councilmember Denison stated that the Babe Ruth Baseball and the Little League Baseball Association currently have guidelines on this issue, that there be no tobacco use within 50 feet of their boundaries. The Council thanked the representatives for their information. Councilmember Christman stated that this committee would be back in a few months with an update.
7. NOTRE DAME CHRISTMAS BAZAAR, TOLLEY=S TODDLERS DAYCARE, CASTLE VALLEY LANDSCAPING - Conditional Use Permits Approved
AVIARY/PET STORE - Conditional Use Permit Tabled
Councilmember McEvoy reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave a favorable recommendation for the following requests for Conditional Use Permits per the stated contingencies on the Castle Valley Landscaping and the tabling of the Aviary/Pet Store.
Notre Dame Christmas Bazaar - A-Frame Signs
Tolley=s Toddlers Daycare - 241 North Carbon Avenue - Permanent Permit
Castle Valley Landscaping New Building - 800 North 1400 East - Stipulation that the gravel driveway be temporary and paved within two years and receipt of a development improvement agreement for street improvements.
Aviary/Pet Store - 37 East Main - Tabled
MOTION. Councilmember McEvoy moved that the requests be approved and that Conditional Use Permits be issued per the above contingencies. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
CONSENT ITEMS - MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that Items #8 through # 21 be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Christman and carried.
8. MINUTES - October 13, 2004
9. GQ HOME LOANS - Economic Vitality Loan - Denied
10. STATE OF UTAH, SCHOOL AND INSTITUTIONAL TRUST LANDS ADMINISTRATION - Petition For Annexation (40 Acre Parcel of Undeveloped Land Located On Northern Boundaries of Price City Immediately East of The Toy Atwood Baseball Complex, SE1/4SW1/4, Section 10, T14S R10E, SLB&M)
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11. RESOLUTION #2004-24 - Consideration For Adoption of A Resolution Authorizing The Issuance and Confirming The Sale of Price City, Carbon County, Utah, Taxable Electric Revenue Bonds, Series 2004 In The Principal Amount of $600,000 For The Purpose of Acquiring Certain Electrical Facilities and Improvements and Paying The Costs of Issuing The Series 2004 Bonds; Fixing The Form and Other Details and Confirming The Sale Thereof; Providing For The Collection, Handling and Disposition of The Revenues To Be Derived From The City=s Electric System; Approving The Execution and Delivery of A Bond Purchase Agreement In Connection With The Issuance of Said Series 2004 Bonds, Authorizing The Taking of All Other Action Necessary To The Consummation of The Transaction; and Related Matters.
12. SETH HUNTINGTON, KEVIN R. DROLC, SHANE HENRIE, TRACY ALLRED, DAVID CARTWRIGHT - Travel Approved
Seth Huntington - Designing Security For Microsoft Networks, November 22-24, 2004, Salt Lake City, Utah
Kevin R. Drolc - Narcotics Supervisor Leadership Program, November 14-19, 2004, Englewood, Colorado
Shane Henrie - Power Of Prevention, November 3-6, Logan, Utah
Tracy Allred - 8th Annual Homicide Investigations, November 14-19, Mesquite, Nevada
David Cartwright - Vulnerable Adult Abuse and Neglect, November 15, 16, 2004, Salt Lake City, Utah
13. POLICE DEPARTMENT - Permission To Accept $2,000 Grant From Wal Mart Foundation For ASafe Neighborhood Heroes@ - For Educational Purpose for Police Department and Citizens
14. ANNUAL CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT LIST - Request To Schedule Public Hearing
15 . LAND USE MANAGEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT CODE CONTRACT - Utah
16. CLASS AC@ ROAD IMPROVEMENTS, #1C-2004 - Nielson Construction, Inc. - Change Order For Reduction of $10,884.06 and Final Payment For $106,330.94
17. QUESTAR PIPELINE EASEMENT - North Price (One Parcel-10 Million Gallon Water Tank)
18. FLEET DEPARTMENT - Permission To Purchase Solvent Cleaning System
19. LEASE/PURCHASE AGREEMENT FOR INSTALLATION OF OZONE SYSTEM AT SWIMMING POOL COMPLEX - Permission To Award Contract To Wells Fargo Bank
20. CHRISTMAS GIFT CERTIFICATES APPROVED - Full Time Employees $50.00, Part Time Employees $30.00, Boardmembers $20.00
21. DEBRA LISTER - Reclassification From Temporary/FT To Permanent/Full Time Meter Reader Effective 10-31-04
22. NICK TATTON - Travel Approved - IEDC Certification Training, April 27-29, 2005, San Diego, California
Councilmember Denison questioned the IEDC Certification Training for Nick Tatton and if it would be beneficial in his current position as he began this training prior to employment with the City. Mayor Piccolo stated that this is a professional certification and he feels it would be a benefit to the City. MOTION. Councilmember McEvoy moved that the travel be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
23. PROPOSED CHANGES TO CUSTOMER SERVICE, COLLECTIONS AND CITY TREASURER AND NEW JOB DESCRIPTIONS - Approved
Councilmember Denison questioned the proposed changes being requested for the Customer Services, Collections and City Treasurer Departments. Bret Cammans stated that he and Pat Larsen have reviewed these two departments, the job responsibilities and activities and felt that they might be overlapping each other. They are requesting these changes in order to bring clarity to the areas of responsibilities. Bret presented a breakdown of what job duties each of the departments are currently doing and the proposed job duties. It was felt that these changes would
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provide better internal control and increased productivity, plus improved auditing procedures. MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that the item be tabled to further address his issues. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler. The motion failed per the following vote:
Councilmember Wheeler - Aye Councilmember McEvoy - Naye
Councilmember Denison - Aye Councilmember Christman - Naye
Councilmember Tatton - Naye
The items in question relating to the proposed duties of the Customer Service and City Treasurer as well as the job descriptions for each was discussed and corrections made. MOTION. Councilmember McEvoy moved that the proposal to change Customer Service, Collections and the City Treasurer be approved with the suggested changes. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried with the following vote:
Councilmember Wheeler - Aye Councilmember McEvoy - Aye
Councilmember Denison - Naye Councilmember Christman - Aye
Councilmember Tatton - Aye
24. EDWARD AND DEANNE MCKINNEY, DAVID AND SHAWNEE ARIOTTI CLAIMS - Update
Nick Sampinos reported that letters have been issued to the City=s insurance carrier asking them to review the damage claims submitted by Edward and Deanne McKinney and David and Shawnee Ariotti.
25. PRICE RIVER WATER IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT - Update
Councilmember Wheeler reported that the Price River Water Improvement District will conduct a comprehensive study on the entire water system. They will evaluate the supply, treatment and delivery. Projected growth will be a major part of the study.
MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that the meeting adjourn and that a meeting of the Redevelopment Agency convene. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
Meeting adjourned at 7:57 p.m.
Reconvened at 8:00 p.m.
Meeting adjourned at 8:10 p.m.
ATTEST: Joe L. Piccolo, Mayor
Joanne Lessar, City Recorder