Minutes of The Price City Council Meeting

City Hall: Price, Utah

November 23, 2004, 5:40 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

     Jeanne McEvoy                                            Nick Tatton, Community Director

John Daniels, Human Resource Director

Bret Cammans, Customer Services Director

Aleck Shilaos, Chief of Police


Excused: Councilmember Richard Tatton


Others Present:

     Vicki Bowman                      Jane Berneche                                      


Mayor Piccolo led the Pledge of Allegiance.  Roll was called with the above members present.




The Mayor and Councilmembers presented an update on the activities they administer.


 2.        PUBLIC HEARING - 2005 CIB Capital Improvement Plans Approved


MOTION.  Councilmember Denison moved that a Public Hearing be opened to receive public input on the Community Impact Board Capital Improvement Plans for the Year 2005.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.  Public Hearing opened at 5:48 p.m.  Councilmember Dension recommended that the development of a recreation zone in north Price involving the ball parks, posse grounds and property owned by the College of Eastern Utah be included in the long term plans.  Gary Sonntag recommended moving the North East Loop Road to the short list for the Year 2006.  He also recommended adding pedestrian access to the short list, particularly those primary routes identified in the north, south, east and west parts of the City.  Mayor Piccolo recommended adding child accessibility routes to and from school to the long term list.  MOTION.  There being no further comments, Councilmember Denison moved that the Public Hearing close.  Motion seconded by Councilmember McEvoy and carried.  Public Hearing closed at 5:54 p.m.  MOTION.  Councilmember Denison moved that the list be approved with the above additions.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.


 3.        VISIONARY SERVICE LEADER - Vicki Bowman


Mayor Piccolo presented the Visionary Service Leader Award for November to Vicki Bowman.  Vicki is not only doing a great job with the Volunteer Grandparents Program, she is active in the Carbon County Chamber of Commerce and involved in numerous community and civic efforts, including Downtown Alive.


 4.        SUTHERLAND LUMBER COMPANY - Request To Adopt Ordinance Or Resolution Regarding  Incentives For Competitive Businesses  - Denied


Mayor Piccolo presented a letter from Sutherland Lumber Company requesting that the City adopt an ordinance or resolution indicating that the City will not offer or make available any tax or financial incentives, reduced or abated taxes or any other financial advantages to any retail home improvement competitor of Sutherland Lumber Co.   Mayor Piccolo stated that Sutherland Lumber Company is not being coerced to locate their business in Price City.  Several other businesses have located here and invested a considerable amount in our community.  We do not want to tie the hands of future administrations.  Financial assistance is available through the Redevelopment Agency depending on the location and parameters.  MOTION.  Councilmember Denison moved that a letter be sent to Sutherland Lumber explaining our position and denying their request, that we are glad they are coming and that they will be treated as any other business.  Further, that we cannot deny any  request for financial assistance if a business were to locate within a Redevelopment area.  Motion seconded by Councilmember McEvoy and carried.


MOTION.  Councilmember Denison moved that the meeting adjourn and that a meeting of the Redevelopment Agency convene.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.

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Meeting adjourned at 6:04 p.m.

Reconvened at 6:06 p.m.



 5.        TOUCHED BY REIKI, ECLECTIC PHOTOGRAPHY - Home Occupied Businesses Approved


Councilmember McEvoy reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave a favorable recommendation to the following requests for home occupied businesses.


Touched By Reiki - 396 North 250 East, Viki Jarvis Bowman-Owner          

Eclectic Photography - 640 East 400 North, Kate Alleman-Owner


MOTION.  Councilmember McEvoy moved that the businesses be approved upon the purchase of a business license.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.


 6.        MRS. GUPPY=S FABRICS AND CRAFTS, PIERCE OIL, CJ=S - Conditional Use Permits Approved

SKIN INK - Tabled


Councilmember McEvoy reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave a favorable recommendation to the following requests for Conditional Use Permits with the exception of Skin Ink, which was tabled.


Mrs. Guppy=s Fabrics and Crafts - 15 South Carbon Avenue - Business

Pierce Oil - 100 North 200 West - Sign Upgrade (existing one side only)    

CJ=s - 710 East Main - Sign Upgrade

Skin Ink - 19 East Main - Amendment To Include Piercing - Tabled


MOTION.  Councilmember McEvoy moved that the above requests be approved, that Conditional Use Permits be issued and that Skin Ink be tabled.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.


CONSENT ITEMS.  MOTION.  Councilmember Denison moved that Items #7 through #12 be approved.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.


 7.        MINUTES - November 10, 2004


 8.        DOWNTOWN ALIVE STREET CLOSURES - 1:00 P.M. On November 16, December 11, December 18, For Santa Parade


 9.        CLASS AC@ ROAD IMPROVEMENTS, #1C-2004  - Kilgore Paving and Maintenance - Change Order (Deduction of $2,028.00) and Final Payment ($15,642.00)


10.        DESERT WAVE POOL/CARBON COUNTY RECREATION JOINT PROMOTION - Permission To Insert Brochure In Utility Bills


11.        HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT - Permission To Establish Separate Department


12.        LIBRARY - Permission To Fill Vacated Library Aid Position


13.        INTERNATIONAL DAYS COMMITTEE  - New Chairman and Co-Chairman


With the resignation of Councilmember Christman, Mayor Piccolo reported that he will ask Councilmember Tatton to be Chairman of the International Days Committee and that the newly appointed Councilmember will be the Co-Chairman.


14.        PEDESTRIAN SAFETY - Update


Gary Sonntag stated that pertaining to the Pedestrian Safety Item listed under Unfinished Business, he will also monitor other items, such as motor scooter access, primary access routes, UDOT Safety Pedestrian Improvements, bicycle pedestrian safety, and the UDOT Enhancement Program.   The City and Carbon County is focused on a route that extends 100 North to Westwood Boulevard and crosses the Fairgrounds Road intersection.  The City and the County is in the process of preparing an application for enhancement funds to try to work through those

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obstacles.  The application is due on January 7, 2005.  He will keep the Mayor and Council informed of their progress.


Meeting adjourned at 6:17 p.m.







ATTEST:                                                           Joe L. Piccolo, Mayor





Joanne Lessar, City Recorder