Minutes of The Price City Council Meeting

City Hall: Price, Utah

November 21, 1995, 5:30 p.m.


Mayor Lou Colosimo


James L. Jensen, Theressa O. Frandsen, Roy Nikas, Betty P. Wheeler

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

Absent and Excused:

Councilmember L. Lamond Williams, Nick Sampinos (City Attorney)

Others Present: Michael Cha, Roger Tolley, Leslie Tolley, Stephen Denison, Joe Piccolo

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

1. MINUTES - November 8, 1995

Councilmember Nikas moved that the minutes of the October 25, 1995 meeting be approved as written. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.

2. MINUTES - November 14, 1995

Councilmember Frandsen moved that the minutes of the November 14, 1995 meeting be approved as written. Motion seconded by Councilmember Nikas and carried.

Mayor Colosimo welcomed Councilmember-Elect Stephen L. Denison to the meeting.

3. BID OPENING - South Price Park Sprinkling System

The following bids were received for the South Price Park Sprinkling System.

Mountainland Supply Co, Orem $4,779.86

Howard Irrigation Systems, Spanish Fork $4,696.92

Bookcliff Sales, Inc., Price $3,530.42

Councilmember Frandsen moved that a committee comprised of herself, Cobb Johnson, Gary Sonntag, Vern Jones, and Lyle Bauer, be appointed to review the bids and given the power to act. Motion seconded by Councilmember Jensen and carried.

4. PRESENTATION OF THE MESSIAH - Civic Auditorium Rental Fees Waived

Councilmember Wheeler moved that rental fees be waived for use of the Civic Auditorium for presentation of The Messiah, and that all hard costs be charged. Motion seconded by Councilmember Nikas and carried.


Michael Cha requested an update on the annexation of south Price. Vern Jones reported that he has not heard anything from the County on their part of the annexation. The attorney and a county official are working on it. He will check on this. In addition, the Council has been given information regarding costs of the annexation.

6. LESLIE TOLLEY - Request To Complete 1st West Sewerline

Roger and Leslie Tolley requested that the City finish installing the rest of the sewerline on the bottom end of 1st West. They own property in this area and would like to build on it. Cobb reported that this item has been in the budget to complete, but the City has always been short on funding. Also the intersection on 5th South and 1st West needs to be refinished because of irrigation problems. Councilmember Jensen felt that this should be a project for next year's budget. There are presently 2 homes on septic systems and it is illegal to have these systems within City limits. Gary Sonntag will complete the estimate for the project for the December 13th meeting.

Mayor Colosimo welcomed Councilmember-Elect Joe L. Piccolo to the meeting.

7. 2002 FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC., CASTLE COUNTRY ROOFING - Home Occupied Businesses Approved

Joanne Lessar reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission reviewed the following requests for home occupied businesses and gave a favorable recommendation contingent upon the following stipulation.

2002 Financial Services, Inc. Barry L. Cook-Owner, 759

North 100 East - Contingent upon receipt of a copy of his Department of Commerce license.

Castle Country Roofing, Mark A. Hott, Sr.-Owner, 575 Cedar

Lane - Roofing Contractor

Councilmember Jensen moved that the home occupied businesses be approved per the above stipulation and upon payment of the business license fee. Motion seconded by Councilmember Frandsen and carried.

8. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT - Castle Country Marketing, 98 North 400 East - Change of Use and Sign - Struck


Joanne Lessar reported that Councilmember Williams informed the Planning and Zoning Commission of the conversation that the Council had with Tom Alexander, PacifiCorp General Business Manager, regarding street lighting in southeast Price, and that Mr. Alexander would review the project.

10. PURCHASE OF GEAR REDUCTION UNIT - Permission To Waive Bidding Procedures

Councilmember Nikas moved that bidding procedures be waived for the purchase of a gear reduction unit for the trencher. Motion seconded by Councilmember Jensen and carried.

11. CLIFFVIEW CEMETERY FENCE RELOCATION - Castle Country Fencing -Final Payment

Councilmember Frandsen moved that a final payment in the amount of $1,600 be paid to Castle Country Fencing for their contract to relocate the cemetery fence. Motion seconded by Councilmember Jensen and carried.


Cobb Johnson presented a contract, easement, and bill of sale prepared by Nick Sampinos pertaining to the agreement with Pete Ardohain to trade a D8 Cat in exchange for property to place the "welcome to Price" sign north of the west interchange on Highway 6. Councilmember Frandsen moved that the agreement, easement and bill of sale be approved, that the Mayor and City Recorder be authorized to execute the documents, and that they be recorded at the office of the County Recorder. Motion seconded by Councilmember Jensen and carried.

13. MAIN STREET PROJECT - UDOT Small Urban Road Program, Public Right-Of-Way Over Railroad Property

Gary Sonntag reported that the Utah Department of Transportation received federal funding to improve roads other than state roads. They selected Main Street from Carbon Avenue west to the Carbonville Road. Their intent is to completely reconstruct the road, put in new pavement and gutter, and at the same time widen the road and improve the drainage. Since 1921, the City has had an agreement with the railroad to use up to a 50' wide section for a road. That agreement is still in effect. Two agreements signed in 1921 and 1923 contain language that the railroad would be willing to convey the property to the City. Because of this language, he contacted the railroad and requested that they deed a fifty foot wide right-of-way to the public. This is along the present route of Main Street between 200 West and the Carbonville Road. In a response received from the railroad dated November 10, 1995, they disagree with the assumption that they would just give the property to the City. They are suggesting that if the City is interested that they consider purchasing the area in question. He presented a sketch of the proposed right-of-way containing approximately 2 acres.

Gary questioned if the City is still able to operate under this current agreement with the railroad and receive the federal funding and complete the project as planned. He will contact the Department of Transportation if this will be a problem. Their answer will be the motivation whether the City will have to proceed to purchase the property. Nick Sampinos is aware of this and he will review the agreement and the letter. Gary will report back to the Council on the City's options.


Gary Sonntag presented two requests for partial payments from CRS Engineering for work completed to date on the design and construction inspection services on the tank, pump, and pipelines. The invoice on the tank work is $3,510.67 and $37,202.50 for the pump and pipelines. Councilmember Wheeler moved that the payments be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Nikas and carried.

15. 300 WEST ALLEY - Property Acquisition From Carbon County

Gary Sonntag reported that at the last meeting, the Council approved the Price River Drive Business Park with a condition that an emergency access be developed from 300 West, at approximately 150 South. This access crosses through an alley on property owned by the County. He contacted Carbon County and was informed that they no longer desire the control of this property and that the City should consider taking it over, in which case, the County would deed it to the City. Councilmember Nikas moved that the documents be prepared and submitted to Carbon County for signature. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.


The following business license application was received:

Cardmania, 163 East 100 North, Steve Laude-Owner, Retail Trading Cards (53) $50 Half Year Fee

Councilmember Jensen moved that the business be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Frandsen and carried.

17. BUSINESS LICENSE APPLICATION - Castle Country Marketing - Struck

Meeting adjourned at 6:15 p.m.