Minutes of The Price City Council Meeting
City Hall: Price, Utah
November 8, 2000, 5:36 p.m.
Stephen L. Denison
Excused: Vern Jones, Community Administrator
Nick Sampinos, City Attorney
Eddie Roye Vance Roye Norma Procarione
Richard Wood Francis Duzenack
Vance Roye, Boy Scout Troop #286, led the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Colosimo called the roll with the above members present.
1. MINUTES - October 25, 2000 - Tabled
MOTION. Due to a question on the minutes of October 25, 2000 (Item #18, Executive Session), Councilmember Piccolo moved that the minutes be tabled. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.
2. DR. RICHARD WOOD - Insertion of Message In Utility Billing - Further Review
Dr. Richard Wood discussed the possibility of placing monthly messages in the City
3. LIBRARY BOOK FAIR - Insertion In Utility Billing - Denied
Councilmember Wheeler reported that Walton Book Store is having a book fair on December 4th and 5th. They have agreed to donate 20% of all sales to the Library. The Librarian is requesting permission to insert an advertisement in the utility billing for this book fair. It was recommended that another means of advertising be done. MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that the request be denied. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
4. LENNOX CUSTOMER APPLICATION - Dealership - Tabled
Pat Larsen reported that $2,500 was placed in the budget for a new furnace for the Fire Department. The furnace can be purchased for this amount, but there would be additional costs to have it installed. Sid Nelson, a member of the Fire Department, has offered to install the furnace, which according to the Building Department, is allowable. In order to purchase the furnace for this amount, the City would have to become a dealer. After further discussion, the Council felt this is not a good idea. MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that the request be tabled for further review. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
5. DOWNTOWN TREE REMOVAL AND REPLACEMENT - Replacement of Trees
Councilmember Tatton reported that the Parks Department has had requests from business owners located along Main Street to remove the trees in front of their buildings. It is the Parks Department recommendation that if a tree is taken out that it should be replaced with a different variety that is not as annoying to the property owner. One of the original ideas was to place the trees on the property line so that it wouldn
6. AAA PRODUCTION - Home Occupied Business Approved
Councilmember Piccolo reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave a favorable recommendation to Ronald H. Garff to relocate his existing home operated business from 264 South 400 East to 336 East 200 South. This is a phone sale business that sells medical equipment. MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that the business be approved upon payment of the business license fee. Motion seconded by Councilmember Nikas and carried.
7. WHISPERING ESSENCE, GREENWELL INN, ARMSTRONG PARKING LOT - Conditional Use Permits Approved
Councilmember Piccolo reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave a favorable recommendation to the following requests for Conditional Use Permits.
Whispering Essence - 94 North 200 East, Sign
Greenwell Inn - 655 East Main, Monument Sign
` Armstrong Parking Lot - 300 East 400 North (CEU) - vacant lot north of canal.
MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that the requests be approved and that Conditional Use Permits be issued. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
8. BRANDON SICILIA, FRANCIS DUZENACK - Travel Approved
Mayor Colosimo presented the following travel requests.
Brandon Sicilia - Arrest Control Instructors Class, P.O.S.T., November 13-17
Francis Duzenack - Utah Association of Plumbing & Mechanical Officials, St. George, November 14-18, St. George
MOTION. Councilmember Wheeler moved that the travel be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Piccolo and carried.
9. PROCLAMATION FOR GREAT AMERICAN SMOKE OUT DAY - Approved
Mayor Colosimo presented a proclamation proclaiming Thursday, November 16th as the Great American Smoke Out Day In Price City. MOTION. Councilmember Nikas moved that the proclamation be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
10. BUILDING PERMITS FOR RE-ROOFING - Continuation Approved
Francis Duzenack reported that Carbon County has exempted re-roofing from the building permit process. He received a request from a local contractor that Price City consider a similar exemption. He conducted a review with other jurisdictions and found that 3 out 10 cities had exempted them. Orem previously had exempted them, but started requiring permits again due to a number of problems. MOTION. After further discussion on the issue, Councilmember Nikas moved that building permits for re-roofing continue to be required. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.
11. RESOLUTION #2000-22 - Adoption of Applications For Contributions and For Rental Fee Waiver Or Reduction
Councilmember Nikas reported that direction was given to the City Attorney to modify the application form for contributions and the application form for fee waiver or reduction and to prepare a resolution to adopt them. He presented Resolution #2000-22, adopting and authorizing the use of forms entitled
12. ORDINANCE #2000-011 - Mobile Telephone Service Revenue Tax
Councilmember Nikas reported that the City Attorney was directed to review the ordinance prepared by the Utah League of Cities and Towns regarding the taxation of mobile telephone service. Councilmember Piccolo reported that the ordinance was developed by the League in order that it be uniform for all cities across the state. It needs to be adopted this month in order that sales tax can be collected effective January 1, 2001. MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that Ordinance #2000-011 be adopted, that the Mayor and City Recorder be authorized to sign the ordinance and that it be published. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.
Gary Sonntag presented an invoice in the amount of $64,143.85 submitted by Valley Asphalt, Inc., for their contract on the ClassAC@ Road Improvements. MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that the partial payment be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Nikas and carried.
14. PRICE RIVER SOIL CONSERVATION DISTRICT - Weather Monitoring Station Approved
Gary Sonntag reported that the Price River Soil Conservation District has contacted him requesting that the City participate in establishing a weather monitoring station in the City=s Heritage Water Conservation Park located at 50 East 300 South. Gary stated that having this station at the water conservation park fits in well with the City=s desire to promote water conservation in the area, and recommended that it be approved. Other government entities are contributing efforts and funds towards the expense of setting up and running this weather station. The City=s participation would be to provide a site at the park. MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that approval be given to locate the weather monitoring station at the water conservation park. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
15. FAIRGROUNDS ROAD STREET IMPROVEMENTS - Carbon County - Payment For Materials
Gary Sonntag reported that the Carbon County Road Department was doing road maintenance work on Fairgrounds Road and asked the City if they would be interested in having them place asphalt pavement overlay on a portion of Fairgrounds Road that is located within the City limits at 300 West. The County was given the go ahead to complete this work, and they are now submitting an invoice in the amount of $16,200 for the cost of 450 tons of asphalt. MOTION. Councilmember Nikas moved that the invoice be paid. Motion seconded by Councilmember Piccolo and carried.
16. DESERT WAVE SWIMMING POOL - Bidding Procedures Waived For the Purchase of Rapid Sand Filters
Gary Sonntag reported that $30,000 was budgeted to purchase new rapid sand filters for the Desert Wave Swimming Pool. As a price increase will take effect the first of the year, he requested permission to waive bidding procedures and receive quotations for the new filters to include the removal of the old filters and installation of the new ones. MOTION. Councilmember Wheeler moved that the bidding procedures be waived for the purchase of the above items as requested. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
17. UTAH STATE JUSTICE SYSTEM - Community Service Work Program
Gary Sonntag reported that the City sponsors and supports the Utah State Justice System Community Service Work program. He provided a list of the number of hours that is contributed to the City. Based on minimum wage, it computes to $47,000. It was recommended that the Mayor send a letter to the justice system expressing the value that is received and appreciated.
18. PRICE MAIN STREET RECONSTRUCTION, #27S-2000 - Engineering Services - Committee Report
Gary Sonntag reported that the committee appointed to review the engineering services for the Price Main Street Reconstruction interviewed Sunrise Engineering. The scope of the construction and the scope of engineering services including construction management was discussed. As they have the knowledge, experience and ability to complete the project, the committee recommended that Sunrise Engineering be selected for the Price Main Street Reconstruction. MOTION. Councilmember Nikas moved that the recommendation be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.
19. PAYMENTS OVER INTERNET - Approved
Pat Larsen reported that she has received a request from Official Payments Corporation, San Ramos, California, to implement the procedure of receiving payments for utilities, building permits, etc., over the internet. This would not cost the City anything as the customer would pay the credit card charges. The above company explains to the customer that they are charged the whole fee and will collect the charges from them. The City would receive the whole amount of the transaction. There would be no cost to sign up with the company. The company stores records for 36 months. Pat indicated that the IRS uses this company. MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that payments over the internet be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
20. CHRISTMAS GIFT CERTIFICATES - Approved
MOTION. Councimember Wheeler moved that Christmas gift certificates in the following denominations be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Piccolo and carried.
Full Time Employees - $50
Part Tme Employees - $30
Boardmembers - $20
21. JURISDICTION AND TRANSFER OF UDOT ROADS INCLUDING CEU AND 3RD EAST - Committee Formed
Councilmember Nikas reported that he and Gary Sonntag recently attended the year 2000 planning meeting at the College of Eastern Utah. He presented a revision of the 1998 Master Plan for the college as well as their preparation for the $11 million request through the Legislature and building board for their new building. One of the issues that came up involved the roadways around the college, particularly 600 North. Also present were representatives from the Utah Department of Transportation. UDOT indicated there were a number of things that the college was looking at that UDOT can
Meeting adjourned at 7:05 p.m.
ATTEST: Lou Colosimo, Mayor
Joanne Lessar, City Recorder