Minutes of the Price City Council Meeting

City Hall: Price, Utah

November 8, 2006 5:30 p.m.



Mayor Joe L. Piccolo                                           Gary Sonntag, Public Works Director/City Engineer                    

Councilmembers:                                                  John Daniels, Human Resource Director

Jeff Nielson                                           Aleck Shilaos, Police Chief

Richard Tatton                                     Bret Cammans, Customer Service Director

Kathy Hanna-Smith                             Pat Larsen, Finance Director

Rick Davis                                             Laurie Tryon, City Recorder

                                                                                Nick Sampinos, City Attorney          


Excused Absence: Nick Tatton, Community Director and Councilmember McEvoy

Others Present: C.J. McManus, Ben Waldon, Ryan Falk, Grady McEvoy, Stan Martineau, Henning Olsen


Mayor Piccolo 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.             PUBLIC HEARING- Permanent Community Impact Fund Capital Improvements 2007 List


                MOTION was made to open the Public Hearing by Councilmember Nielson to receive comments on the proposed Community Impact Fund Capital Improvements 2007 list. Motion seconded by Councilmember  Hanna-Smith. Motion carried. Public Hearing opened at 6:05 p.m.


                The Price City Capital Improvement Plan Committee has reviewed and evaluated city-wide projects and improvements and has developed the following recommended list for submission to the Utah Permanent Community Impact Fund Board for grant funding during the first trimester in 2007. April 1st, 2007 is the application deadline. The recommended projects include:


                1. Storm water management                                Price City $10,000; CIB Grant $400,000

                2. Meads Wash alteration                                  Federal funds $75,000; CIB Grant $25,000

                3. Homestead Blvd. loop road                            Price City $72,000; Federal Funds $1,000,000; CIB Grant $508,000

                4. Dino-Mine playground                                   Price City $100,000; CIB Grant $100,000

                5. Library expansion study                                 Price City $50,000; CIB Grant $50,000

                6. Metering Dept. Small Util. Vehicle                CIB Grant $16,000

                7. Water Distribution System Maintenance    Price City $50,000; CIB Grant $100,000

                8. Sewer System Maintenance                           Price City $10,000; CIB Grant $100,000

                9. Re-roof of City Hall                                          CIB Grant $100,000


                The purpose of this public hearing was to solicit input regarding the proposed projects and to identify any other projects or needs within the impacted community. MOTION. Hearing no public input, Councilmember Tatton moved that the Public Hearing be closed. Motion seconded by Councilmember Nielson. Motion carried. The Public Hearing closed at 6:30 p.m. MOTION. Councilmember Davis moved to approve the 2007 Community Impact Fund Capital Improvements list. Motion seconded by Councilmember Hanna-Smith and carried.


3.             PUBLIC HEARING- East Price Annexation


                MOTION was made to open the Public Hearing by Councilmember Nielson to receive comments on the proposed East Price Annexation. Motion seconded by Councilmember Davis and carried. Public Hearing opened at 6:32 p.m.

                Representatives from the Carbon County Sheriff’s Posse were available for comment. Stan Martineau and Henning Olsen addressed the Sheriff’s Posse concerns. The group has now united to move forward with the Annexation and the proposed agreement that is on the agenda tonight between Price City and the Sheriff’s Posse. The Sheriff’s Posse withdrew its previous protest to the Annexation due to the proposed agreement with Price City. The Sheriff’s Posse had the only protest to the proposed annexation.  Per the agreement, there will be no changes made to the sewer service or garbage service as previously thought. The Sheriff’s Posse would also like to participate in any future projects or improvements to the area. Mr. Martineau requested that the minutes clarify the desire of the Sheriff’s Posse members. The group has new members and a positive outlook on the changes. The Mayor and Council are all very supportive of this Annexation and will continue to work with the Sheriff’s Posse to enhance the area and protect their rights. Mayor Piccolo would like to see an ordinance created to support the agreement as soon as possible. A zone change for the area needs to be requested by the property owners. Mayor Piccolo invited the Sheriff Posse to be a part of any and all future plans.

                MOTION.  Hearing no further public input, Councilmember Tatton moved that the Public Hearing be closed. Motion seconded by Councilmember Nielson. Motion carried. The Public Hearing closed at 6:45 p.m.

                MOTION. Councilmember Nielson moved to approve the annexation of certain property commonly identified as the “East Price Annexation” into the municipal boundaries of Price City, to authorize no changes to the utility arrangement currently in existence serving the property owned by the Carbon County Sheriff’s Posse including no requirements for replacement of the current septic sewer system with connection to the Price City sanitary sewer system and no requirements for additional garbage service, to approve the agreement between Price City and the Carbon County Sheriff’s Posse and to authorize the Mayor and City Recorder to sign the agreement between Price City and the Carbon County Sheriffs’ Posse. Councilmember Tatton seconded the motion. Motion carried. Staff recommended that the zoning for the annexed territory should be designated.


4.             CEU AMBASSADORS-Philanthropy Activity, Brennen Woodward - Struck


5.             DOWNTOWN PARKING- Roy Nikas - Struck




7.             BID OPENING- Recirculation Lines Strainer Replacement - Desert Wave Pool

                Bids were solicited for the Desert Wave Pool recirculation lines strainer replacement. There were no bids  received.


                MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved to have staff find competitive applicants to bid on the work and to then award the contract if it is within budget. Motion seconded by Councilmember Davis and carried.



MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that the regular meeting temporarily adjourn and that a meeting of the (CDRA) Community Development and Renewal Agency convene. Motion seconded by Councilmember Nielson. Motion carried. (Refer to minutes of CDRA)


The meeting adjourned at 6 p.m.

Reconvened at 6:03 p.m.


8.             CASTLE COUNTRY FENCING AND TREE SERVICE, LLC. - Home Occupied Permit


a. Castle Country Fencing and Tree Service, LLC.- 337 North 5th Avenue-Stephen & Marie Manzanares, Owners-Business-Final with contingencies


Councilmember Jeff Nielson reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission approved the following request from Castle Country Fencing and Tree Service, LLC for a Home Occupied Permit with contingencies.

City Attorney, Nick Sampinos recommended contact with Mr. Manzanares before the deadline of September 1, 2007 as a reminder and to have the following contingencies listed on his Conditional Use Permit. Mayor Piccolo asked that the City Attorney send a letter to Mr. Manzanares thanking him for his cooperation in this matter.

Specifications per the Planning and Zoning Commission:

·         Space used for storage of “on hand” materials or 168 sq. ft of space-not to exceed 21’ x 8’

·         Storage of items is only permitted to be on the back edge of the property against the fence line.

·         Storage items will only be stored on pallets

·         Storage items will be covered at all times and remain presentable

·         A sight obscuring fence will be installed at the sides and rear of the storage area

·         Fittings, top rail, gates and fence posts are the only listed  items to be stored

·         Items are to remain minimal to only what will be used on a daily basis

·         Vehicles used for the business are not allowed to park at the home, this includes trucks and trailers.

·         The home is to be Office Use Only.

·         Customers and employees are not to come to the home for business.

·         Inoperable or damaged vehicles are to be removed from the property within 60 days.

·         Vehicles are not to be parked on the city sidewalks or designated paths.

Mr. Manzanares will be allowed 9 months to find and relocate his business and storage to another location within a CD zone. If by September 1, 2007, he is not able to commit to this stipulation, he must return to Planning and Zoning on his own accord and report to the Commission. The only permitted use will be Office Use at the address of 337 North 5th Avenue after the September 1, 2007 date.


MOTION. Councilmember Nielson moved that the business be approved for a Home Occupied Conditional Use Permit. Motion seconded by Councilmember Hanna-Smith. Motion carried.


9.             CASTLE COUNTRY FENCING, A SCENT AWAY FROM HEAVEN- Conditional Use Permit


Councilmember Jeff Nielson reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave a favorable recommendation for the following request from “A Scent Away From Heaven” for a Conditional Use Permit.


a. Castle Country Fencing and Tree Service, LLC.-950 East 100 North, Stephen & Marie Manzanares, Owners-Business and Sign- Struck

b. A Scent Away From Heaven- 63 E. Main, Gary and Sherri Mitcheson, Owners- Business Final (with sign approval at time of completion)


                MOTION. Councilmember Nielson moved that the business of A Scent Away From Heaven be approved for a Conditional Use Permit with the items sold restricted to the categories listed on the original Conditional Use Permit application. Motion seconded by Councilmember Hanna-Smith. Motion carried.


CONSENT ITEMS- MOTION. Councilmember Hanna-Smith moved that Items #10 through # 25 be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.


10.           MINUTES-

                     October 25, 2006

                     November 3, 2006 Special Council Meeting


Councilmember Hanna-Smith moved to approve the minutes of November 3, 2006 as amended. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton. Motion carried.


Minutes amended to add the following agenda item: Wellness Committee Requests




Price City to pay full cost of PEHP Basic Medicare Supplement Insurance for eligible retirees and eligible dependents for the plan year January 1, 2007 through December 31, 2007


12.           COMMUNITY IMPACT FUND CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS LIST 2007- List for Submission and Application Preparation


13.           CLASS C ROADS- Hot Asphalt Services, Inc., Crack Sealing, Project No. 3C-2006 Final Payment#1


Hot Asphalt Company completed all of the required work using the allotted tonnage of crack sealant on designated City streets. The City has been invoiced in the amount of $28,200.


14.           CLASS C ROADS-Nielson Construction, Mill and Overlay, Reconstruction, Paint Striping-Project No.

                3C-2006 Final-Change Order #2, Payment #2


Nielson Construction has completed the required work for mill & overlays, road reconstruction and paint striping. A change order is necessary to reflect as-built quantities by a reduction of $2,372.75 for a total revised contract amount of $215.748.13.  The City has been invoiced in the amount of $24,456.29.


15.           CITIZENS SERVICE PROPERTY- Stilson & Sons Construction- Old BLM Office and Yard Remodel and Construction-Project No. 3C-2005-Change Order #6 and Final Payment #6


Stilson Construction has completed the work for the Citizens Service Property, the old BLM office & yard remodel and construction. A change order is necessary to reflect as-built quantities with an addition of $1,078 for a total revised contract amount of $449,285.42. The City has received an invoice for final payment in the amount of $73,078.00. 


16.           RESOLUTION 2006-21 - Cemetery Fees Approved


17.           LIBRARY- Authorization approved to Eliminate Use of Library Claims and Create New Procedure for Payments to Vendors


18.           LIBRARY DONATION- Approval of Donation from the Estate of Iris Tatton


19.           BUSINESS SURVEYING AND VISITATION PROGRAMMING- Contract with Dondra Nance Accepted.


20.           CARBON COUNTY SHERIFF POSSE- Approval of Agreement between Price City and the Carbon County Sheriff Posse


21.           OIL, GAS AND MINERAL LEASE- Proposed Lease Submitted by Dolar Energy, L.L.C. on Behalf of ConocoPhillips Company Approved


22.           RESOLUTION 2006-26 – Job Description for Residential Building Inspector Approved


23.           RESIDENTIAL BUILDING INSPECTOR POSITION- Authorization to Fill the Position with Candidate Nominated by Interview Team


24.           RESOLUTION 2006-27 - Adopt Changes to the Personnel Policy and Procedure Manual, Section XIV


25.           BUILDING PLAN REVIEW AND INSPECTION SERVICES- Sunrise Engineering, Contract Building Plan Review and Inspection Services, Payment #3, September 1 thru September 30, 2006.


26.           CEMETERY- Temporary Closure to Motorized Vehicles


An informal Cemetery Committee consisting of Rick Davis, Bret Cammans, Suda Merriman, Kent Jones, Melanie Jaramillo, and Rick Parry have been reviewing operations of the Parks and Cemetery. One issue that has been identified is an increase in traffic due to school events, the park expansion and vehicles simply using the Cemetery for a short cut. These issues create safety problems with the narrow roads and distract from the peaceful atmosphere desired at the Cemetery. The committee would like to propose a temporary closure to motorized vehicles at the North Cemetery entrance, evaluate feedback and report back to council. The closure would be such that foot traffic, strollers and bikes would still be allowed. If the closure proves to be successful a more permanent solution such as a swinging gate may be proposed. MOTION. Councilmember Hanna-Smith moved to approve the temporary closure of the north Cemetery entrance. Motion seconded by Councilmember Nielson. Motion carried.


27.           CEMETERY CODE- Updated 2006 Cemetery Code


The Mayor and Councilmembers complimented the committee that worked together on this project of updating the Cemetery code book. A lot of time and hard work went into this project.  


MOTION. Councilmember Hanna-Smith moved to approve the updated 2006 Cemetery code with the necessary amended grammatical errors. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton.


28.         UNIFORM CONTRACT- Utah Rate for Supply and Laundering of Uniforms


Councilmember Hanna-Smith would like the uniform contract to be sent out for bid to include local and out of town businesses. All interested parties are invited to bid, taking into consideration the invoicing policies, low cost and convenience.


MOTION. Councilmember Hanna-Smith moved to have the uniform contract sent out for bid. Motion seconded by Councilmember Nielson and carried.


29.           COMMUNITY PROGRESS-Update by Councilmember Hanna-Smith


Price City employees and members of the Wellness Committee volunteered their time on November 3rd to fulfill the Adopt-A-Street agreement on the Highway 6 east side entrance into town. Their efforts are a well received greeting for visitors and the community entering into Price City.  


30.           POWER BOARD-Update by Councilmember Tatton


A meeting was held on October 31, 2006. The next meeting will be held on November 17, 2006. The rate schedule is being re-worked. The substation bid is now open. A new revenue source is needed other than the CIB.        



a.  Emil Simone Complaint - 11-05

b.  Buck and Claudia Moynier-Road- 7/06


Meeting adjourned at 7:32 p.m.





                                                                                                            Joe L. Piccolo, Mayor





Laurie Tryon, City Recorder











































Minutes of the Price Community Development and Renewal Agency Meeting

City Hall: Price, Utah

November 8, 2006


Present:                                                                                  Pat Larsen

Chairman Joe L. Piccolo                                                      Nick Sampinos

Boardmembers:                                                                     Aleck Shilaos

                Richard Tatton                                                     John Daniels

                Rick Davis                                                             Bret Cammans

                Kathy Hanna-Smith                                             Laurie Tryon

                Jeff Nielson                                                           Gary Sonntag


Excused: Nick Tatton, Executive Director and Boardmember McEvoy


1.         BID OPENING-Sewer Pump Station, Airport Road Price Business & Industrial Park


Redevelopment funds are available to construct a portion of the business and industrial park at 1900 East Airport Road. The sewer pump station will be built in advance of other project improvements. This does not include the electrical control system, emergency generator or collection piping. The estimated cost of the sewer pump station is $34,100. The $34,100 is a budgeted item in the Redevelopment fund. Two bids were received:

Nelco Contractors:    $65,945.00

Rick Krompel:          $51,892.50


MOTION. Boardmember Tatton moved to form a committee consisting of Nick Tatton, Gary Sonntag-Chairperson, Sam White and Pat Larsen to review the bids and move forward as necessary within the budget. Motion seconded by Boardmember Nielson and carried.


MOTION. Boardmember Tatton moved that the meeting adjourn and that the Council meeting reconvene. Motion seconded by Boardmember Davis and carried. 


Meeting adjourned at 6:03 p.m.






                                                                                                                Joe L. Piccolo, Chairman






Laurie Tryon, Dep. Exec. Dir.