Minutes of The Price City Council Meeting
City Hall: Price, Utah

November 10, 1999, 5:30 p.m.



Present: Mayor Lou Colosimo
Councilmembers:
Roy A. Nikas
Betty P. Wheeler
Joe L. Piccolo
Stephen L. Denison
 
Staff:
Joanne Lessar, City Recorder
Pat Larsen, Finance Director
Nick Sampinos, City Attorney
Gary Sonntag, PWD/City Engineer
 
Excused:
Councilmember Richard Tatton
Vern Jones, Community Administrator
Keith Wight, Human Resource Dir.
Others Present:
Evan Hansen
Mike Flores
Brian Allred
Carol Nelson
Joe Mason
David Dickey
 
 
Ruth O'Neil
Robert Swenson
Merrill Ross
Barbara Bailey
Gary Jones
Bradlee Leonard
 
 
Nedra Cooper
Steve Moll
Kent Boyack
Corky Nichols
Kathy Jones
Daniel Gardner

Mayor Colosimo led the Pledge of Allegiance. Roll was called with the above members in attendance.
  1. MINUTES - October 27, 1999 - Public Hearing

MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that the minutes of the Public Hearing of October 27, 1999 be approved as written. Motion seconded by Councilmember Nikas and carried.

  1. MINUTES - October 27, 1999 - Regular Meeting

MOTION. Councilmember Wheeler moved that the minutes of the regular meeting of October 27, 1999 be approved as written. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.

  1. BID OPENING - 1250 GPM Class A Pumper Truck - Committee Appointed

The following bids were received for the 1250 GPM Class A Pumper Truck

Butch Swenson $195,178.00
American La France  $195,071.00
Pierce Equipment Co., Inc.  $181,913.00

MOTION.. Councilmember Piccolo moved that a committee, consisting of himself, Councilmember Nikas, Gary Sonntag, Brian Allred, Kent Boyack, and Pat Larsen, be appointed to review the bids, along with the letter submitted by Boise Mobile Equipment, Inc., and that the committee report back to the Council. Motion seconded by Councilmember Nikas and carried.

  1. MIKE FLORES - Street Lights

Mike Flores discussed street lights at the Carbon Credit Union as well as the Post Office. People are having trouble crossing the street at these locations. Councilmember Nikas stated that at the present, there are three lights located at the credit union. He feels this is adequate for that area. He will have staff check out the Post Office area. Robert Potts reported that in talking to Mr. Flores after he presented his item, that the request was for traffic lights, not street lights.

  1. SAM FARLIANO - Local Consent For Private Club Liquor Licens

MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that local consent be given to Sam Farliano, Tony Basso and Louis Grako for a private club liquor license at 301 East Main, and that the liquor license be in the same name as the owner of the private club. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.

  1. JOE MASON - Street Repairs (9th East Between 8th & 9th North)

Joe Mason asked what has been planned for paving the street located at 9th East between 8th and 9th? Mr. Mason said that patching has been done to repair the street after it was dug up to replace the water lines. The patching is fine, but the base road is deteriorating and hasn't been resurfaced in 40 years. Councilmember Nikas stated that besides the water lines, there are plans for new sewer lines. The City does not want to resurface until all this work has been completed. If the street needs reconstruction, it will be done at that time. Kathy Jones asked if the City has any idea which streets will receive the new sewer lines? Councilmember Denison stated that they have not been identified as of yet. It is only this past year that funding was allocated for this due to the readjustment that occurred between the City and the Water District. Gary Jones asked why the City didn't replace the water lines at the same time they replaced the sewer lines and tear up the street only once? The Council stated that replacement of the lines is based on available funding. Barbara Bailey stated that the pavement in front of her home at 835 North 9th East keeps breaking off piece by piece. Mayor Colosimo stated that the City will do what they can to take care of this problem. Gary Sonntag will review the street pavement.

Mayor Colosimo recognized Bradlee Leonard and Daniel Gardner from Boy Scout Troop #907, as well as their Scoutmaster, David Dickey.

  1. EVAN HANSEN - Construction of Garage On City Easement
Evan Hansen requested permission to construct a garage on the City's power line easement. He presented a sketch of the property indicating where he would like to construct a garage. The Council discussed previous requests where conduit was used to encase the utilities. MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that the request be approved and that the necessary documents be prepared to allow an encroachment on this easement subject to placing the power line in conduit for future utility use. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
  1. PRICE RIVER WATER IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT - Approval of Tentative Budget For Year 2000 - Tabled 
  1. THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY - Friday, November 26, 1999

LIBRARY CLOSING - Saturday, November 27, 1999

Councilmember Wheeler recommended that the Library be closed the Saturday after Thanksgiving, November 27, 1999. It was also recommended that Friday, November 26th, be classified as a holiday. MOTION. Councilmember Wheeler moved that the above recommendations be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
  1. CARBON COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT LITERACY GRANT - Permission To Apply

MOTION. Councilmember Wheeler moved that the Library receive permission to apply for a Literacy Grant through the Carbon School District. Motion seconded by Councilmember Piccolo and carried.

  1. ORDINANCE #99-008 - Establishing Minimum Standards For All Commercial Connections Discharging Sewer and Waste Water

Nick Sampinos presented Ordinance #99-008, establishing minimum standards for all commercial connections discharging sewer and waste water. This will coordinate the same requirements adopted by Price River Water Improvement District several months ago. MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that Ordinance #99-008 be adopted, that the Mayor and City Recorder be authorized to sign the ordinance and that it become effective upon publication. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.

  1. RESOLUTION #99-23 - Claim To Burial Sites Within The Price City Cemetery

Nick Sampinos presented Resolution #99-23, demanding that the owners of certain lots, burial sites, or any portion of the Price City Cemetery, which have been unused for burial purposes for more than sixty (60) years, to file with the Price City Recorder, notice of any claim to such lots, burial sites, or portions within the Price City Cemetery which they and each of them may have. MOTION. Councilmember Nikas moved that Resolution #99-23 be adopted, that the Mayor and City Recorder be authorized to sign the resolution, and that it be published. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.

  1. NATIONAL MUSIC SUPPLY - Home Occupied Business Approved

Councilmember Piccolo reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave a favorable recommendation to Todd Oldham to operate the National Music Supply business from his home located at 380 North 600 East. Mr. Oldham will order musical instruments from his home and they would be drop-shipped to the purchaser. MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that the business be approved upon payment of the business license fee. Motion seconded by Councilmember Nikas and carried.

  1. PRICE RIVER VALLEY LOAN, RAIN CHECK, GLOBAL VOLUNTEER DAY, CASTLE VALLEY COMMUNITY THEATER, JS TO 7M SADDLE REPAIR, PHILLIP BACA - Conditional Use Permits

Councilmember Piccolo reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave a favorable recommendation to the following requests for Conditional Use Permits, subject to the following stipulations.

MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that the above requests be approved and that Conditional Use Permits be issued. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.

  1. PAPA MURPHY'S PIZZA - Final Approval

Councilmember Piccolo reported that Rick Krompel has complied to the required items for Papa Murphy's Pizza. This item was not on the Planning and Zoning Commission Agenda. However, the Commission gave favorable approval to be ratified at the next Planning and Zoning meeting. Mr. Krompel indicated that he would like to open on November 17th. The Commission felt that Mr. Krompel should not be required to wait another two weeks when he has complied to all requirements. MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that in as much as Mr. Krompel has complied to what was required, that final approval be given to Papa Murphy's Pizza. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried. Councilmember Denison asked if this takes care of all the sewer issues? Nick Sampinos indicated that it did.

  1. BILLY WARDLE - Travel Approved

Mayor Colosimo presented the following travel request:

MOTION. Councilmember Wheeler moved that the travel be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.

  1. CHRISTMAS GIFT CERTIFICATES - Approved

MOTION. Councilmember Nikas moved that gift certificates be approved in the following increments - full time employees $50, part time employees $30, and board members $20. Motion seconded by Councilmember Piccolo and carried.

  1. CONVERSION FROM CASELLE DOS TO CASELLE WINDOWS - Permission To Purchase

MOTION.. Councilmember Denison moved that permission be given to purchase the computer program that will convert the City's system from Caselle DOS to Caselle Windows. Motion seconded by Councilmember Nikas and carried.

  1.  ANNUAL FALL CLEAN UP - Report

Gary Sonntag reported that the annual fall clean was successful.

  1. THREE MILLION GALLON WATER TANK - Steel Foot Plate Modifications - Pacific Central Steel Fabrication, Inc. - Ratified

Gary Sonntag reported that the 3 million gallon water tank is currently being sand blasted and repainted on the interior. It was unknown that the interior column foot plates created an un- reachable corrosion spot. Because of this situation, he contacted Pacific Central Steel to modify the foot plates to increase the thickness of steel below the columns. They quoted the City a cost of $3,975. He polled the Council and they were all in agreement to proceed with the work.

MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that the approval be ratified. Motion seconded by Councilmember Nikas and carried. Councilmember Piccolo abstained from voting as he is related to the contractor.

  1. WATER CONSERVATION PLAN - CRS Consulting Engineers, Inc. - Final Payment

Gary Sonntag reported that CRS Engineering has completed all of the required work on the Water Conservation Plan and submitted a request for a final payment in the amount of $5,417.14.

MOTION. Councilmember Wheeler moved that the final payment be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Piccolo and carried.

  1. WATER TRANSMISSION LINE FEASIBILITY STUDY - CRS Consulting Engineers, Inc. -Payment

Gary Sonntag reported that CRS Consulting Engineers have submitted a request for a partial payment in the amount of $8,249.98 for their work on the Water Transmission Line Feasibility Study. They have been working on the hydraulic analysis, alignment over drainage channel crossings and cost estimate for high pressure pipe. MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that the partial payment be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.

  1. WATER SOURCE PROTECTION PLAN - Hansen, Allen & Luce, Inc. - Partial Payment

Gary Sonntag reported that Hansen, Allen & Luce Engineers have submitted a request for a partial payment in the amount of $2,678.32 for their work on the Water Source Protection Plan. They are continuing with the second phase and are working on the completion of the draft DWSP plan. MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that the partial payment be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Nikas and carried.

  1. WATER TANK SURPLUS - Lead Testing Results

Gary Sonntag reported that at the last meeting, approval was given to surplus the 3/4 million gallon water tank and the 1 million gallon water tank. The 1 million gallon water tank will be kept in storage pending the outcome of the future secondary irrigation system proposal. As a precaution, sampling of paint and soil was taken for lead testing. There were at least some trace amounts of lead found in all the samples. The exterior paint on the 1 million gallon tank exceeded EPA limits by .02%. Since this is on the outside of the tank, there is not a threat to the interior surfaces which would be in contact with water if used again. If this tank is eventually removed, assuming it would be cut up with a torch or cut with a saw, OSHA air quality requirements would need to be followed. This would be accomplished either by air monitoring equipment and/or workers wearing respirators. The paint on the other two tanks (3/4 mg and 1 mg) are below EPA limits both inside and out, so there is not a concern on these tanks. The lead content in the soil sample at the 3/4 mg tank is below EPA limits and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) limits, so there is not a problem in this area. The lead content in the soil at the 1 mg and 1 mg tanks was below the EPA limits, however, it was slightly above the RCRA limits. This means that as long as the soil is not disturbed, it is OK to leave it in place. If it is removed, then OSHA air quality procedures, similar to that described above, need to be followed. He recommended that the City proceed with the removal of the 3/4 million gallon tank and the 1 million gallon water tank. The City will dampen the area around the 1 mg and the 1 mg tanks with water and then place four inches of road base gravel over the top of the existing soil. Removal of the soil will be considered at a later date, if necessary, when it is determined what will be done with the water tank site.

  1. VOUK SUBDIVISION - Partial Release #3

Gary Sonntag reported that the Vouk Subdivision has completed their work. They are eligible for a partial release in the amount of $1,206.61. A 10% retainage will be withheld until the guarantee period has ended. In addition, a partial release of $430.89 is due the City for materials to complete the asphalt pavement. MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that both releases be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.

  1. RIDGE ROAD POWER LINE EASEMENT (CITY PROPERTY) - Utah Power & Light Co.

Gary Sonntag reported that Utah Power & Light has made a request for an easement over Price City property located on Ridge Road across the street from the saw mill. The power pole line will be across the road by the saw mill, however, a support pole and guy-wire will be needed that reaches into City property. He reviewed the site and pole staking. As the City's property is undeveloped, this easement would not conflict with anything. MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that the request be approved and that the necessary document be prepared. Motion seconded by Councilmember Nikas and carried. Councilmember Denison asked if the Districts plan to construct a new waterline in the area would effect this easement, or if they would overlap or create a problem? Gary Sonntag stated that he would bring this to the attention of Utah Power & Light.

  1. FEMA PLANNING AND TECHNICAL GRANT - JUB Consulting Engineers - Permission To Negotiate Contract

Gary Sonntag reported that the City has received a FEMA planning grant in the amount of $3,750 and a technical grant in the amount of $5,000. Both grants need to be finished by June 30, 2000. He requested permission to negotiate a service contract with JUB Engineering to complete the work on the planning grant with the use of the technical grant. MOTION. Councilmember Nikas moved that the request be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.

  1. PINNACLE GATE CONVENIENCE CENTER - Final Release of Development Agreement

Gary Sonntag reported that the Pinnacle Gate Convenience Center is eligible for final release of the Development Agreement and $6,490 in escrow. They have completed all requirements for the street lighting. MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that the final release of the Development Agreement and the amount in escrow be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.

  1. TERRACE HILLS SKATE PARK - Update

Gary Sonntag reported that a planning meeting for the Terrace Hills Skate Park was held on Thursday, November 4, 1999, with City officials, staff, parents and school kids. The concept of the skate park was explained and instructions given to the kids to enlist their involvement in developing this park. Rick Kromple called him the following day and indicated that he discussed the park with Lee Madsen, Drake Mortensen, Brian Wing, and Gene Kessler, and they are all willing to donate labor to this project. Gary requested permission to solicit and negotiate quotations for labor, materials and design services to include both voluntary and purchased. MOTION. Councilmember Nikas moved that the request be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.

  1. CEMETERY GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS - Applied GIS - Partial Payment #1

Gary Sonntag reported that Applied GIS has submitted a request for a partial payment in the amount of $1,000 for the ArcView computer graphics software which will be used for the Cemetery Geographic Information Systems. MOTION. Councilmember Nikas moved that the payment be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.

  1. PAYMENT FOR JUDGES OF GENERAL ELECTION - Approved

MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that the payment for judges of the General Election be set at $60 each and $.30 per mile for the judge delivering the election supplies to the court house. Motion seconded by Councilmember Nikas and carried.

  1. SAM WHITE - Reclassification and Promotion

Joanne Lessar reported that the committee assigned to review the application for the Water/Sewer Supervisor is recommending that Sam White be reclassified and promoted to this position at a Grade 16, effective 11-16-99. MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that the reclassification and promotion be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.

  1. HEATHER WICHMANN - Wage Adjustment

Joanne Lessar reported that at the last meeting, Keith Wight requested a wage adjustment for Heather Wichmann. The item was tabled subject to the funds being in the budget. It has been determined that the funds are in the budget. MOTION. Councilmember Nikas moved that the wage adjustment be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Piccolo and carried.

  1. CITY TREASURER'S OFFICE - Utility Billing Direct Pay Approved

Councilmember Nikas reported that the committee assigned to review the request for Uility Billing Direct Pay has met and recommended that this concept be implemented. MOTION. Councilmember Nikas moved that the recommendation be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.

  1. IRRIGATION WATER COMMITTEE/PRICE WELLINGTON CANAL - Update

Councilmember Nikas reported that the irrigation water committee/Price Wellington Canal are holding discussions regarding the placement of their irrigation system into culverts. They are reviewing the locations of lines, costs of having different basins at different locations, and whether the lines should be pressurized upstream or downstream. The Control Board asked the engineer to come up with more definitive answers to those questions and have them available for the different canal companies. A vote will be forthcoming in December whether they want to go ahead with this project.

Meeting adjourned at 6:54 p.m.