Minutes of The Price City Council Meeting
City Hall: Price, Utah
November 25, 2003, 5:30 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
Richard Tatton Keith Wight, Human Resource Director
Don G. Reaveley, Jr. Nick Tatton, Community Director
Jeanne McEvoy Aleck Shilaos, Chief of Police
Alexis Horsley Doug Horsley Marilyn Graham Joe Graham John Marshall
Mayor Piccolo led the Pledge of Allegiance. Roll was called with the above members present.
1. COUNCILMEMBERS REPORT
The Mayor and Councilmembers presented an update on the activities taking place in their individual departments.
2. MINUTES - November 12, 2003
MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that the minutes of the November 12, 2003 meeting be approved as written. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
3. PUBLIC HEARING - Updated Short Term and Long Term Community Impact Board
MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that a Public Hearing be opened to receive input on the Updated Short Term and Long Term Community Impact Board Projects. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried. Public Hearing convened at 5:46 pm.
Nick Tatton presented the following lists:
Community Library/Recreation Center Feasibility Study - April, 2004
Water Treatment & Secondary Use Feasibility & Engineering Study - April, 2004
Downtown Improvement Projects - August, 2004
Trails System Architectural & Engineering Study - August, 2004
PWC - Roof Repairs - August, 2004
Price River Water Line Crossing At SR10 - December, 2004
GIS/GPS Mapping - Utilities Asset Management - 2005
400 West - Price River Storm Drainage - 2005
Highway Interchange and Gateway Enhancement - 2005
Storm Drainage, Cliffview Cemetery to Sagewood Road - 2005
Meads Wash Fllod Detention Basin - 2005
Trail System development & Improvements - 2005
Downtown Substation Upgrades - 2006
Automated Utility Meter Reading System - 2006
Business Park Development Conceptual and Engineering Plans - 2006
Sewer Capacity and Development - 2006
NE Price Loop Road - 2006
New Water Tank - 2007
Stormwater Management Piping and Distribution - 2007
Downtown Street Lighting - 2007
300 West Price River Bridge Reconstruction - 2007
Pavilions for Parks - 2008
Elevator For Library - 2008
Floodplain Mapping Digitizing - 2008
Water Treatment Plant Upgrade - 2008
Trail System Development and Improvements - 2008
November 25, 2003
MOTION. There being no further comments, Councilmember Tatton moved that the Public Hearing be closed. Motion seconded by Councilmember Reaveley and carried. Public Hearing closed at 5:47 p.m.
4. VISIONARY SERVICE LEADER AWARDS - Alexis Horsley, Marilyn Graham
Mayor Piccolo presented Visionary Service Leader Awards to Marilyn Graham and Alexis Horsley. Both Marilyn and Alexis work at the Carbon County Courthouse. They were selected for this award based on their willingness to assist visitors to their office and their positive representation of our community.
5. JOHN AND GLORIA MARSHALL - Request To Purchase City Property - Tabled
John Marshall, 1011 Covecrest Drive, requested that the Council consider selling him a parcel of property owned by the City and located both to the left and behind his property on Covecrest Drive. He would like to construct a garage, as his home does not have one and there is not sufficient property to build one. Gary Sonntag stated that the City acquired this property for drainage purposes and to control ATV=s. Both the roads in this area, Covecrest Drive and Smith Drive, are not finished. He recommended that staff be given time to review the property and determine what the City=s desires are whether to retain or sell the property. Councilmember Denison recommended that the drainage also be checked out to determine if there is a need for an easement should the property be sold. MOTION. Councilmember Wheeler moved that the item be tabled for further review. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and
6. CDBG 2002-03 PROJECT - ADA Door Access - Contract Awarded
Councilmember Tatton reported that the committee appointed to review the bids received for the ADA door access for City Hall and the Museum reviewed the bids and awarded the contract to Accent Automatics.
7. TERRACE HILLS PARK - Request of Carbon School District For Multi-Use Baseball Diamond
Councilmember Tatton reported that Carbon School District staff met with City staff to discuss the construction of a multiuse baseball diamond in Terrace Hills Park. He presented an aerial photo indicating a tentative location for this development, which includes a restroom and parking lot. The school district would fund the construction phase and be responsible for specific infield grooming. The City would maintain the facility and cut the grass. It appears that everything will fit well on the field, except the hill to the west. It is unknown what elevation and grade the hill is. The school district will coordinate with staff as to the type of sprinkler heads and other items so that it is identical to what the City uses. MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that the school district be given a favorable approval on this project and that the City move forward on their end. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
8. SWIMMING POOL - Lane Line Replacement
Councilmember McEvoy reported that the lane lines used in the wave pool have deteriorated to a point where they are no longer useable and are unsafe. It is proposed that nine new lane lines be purchased through a cooperative effort with Carbon High School. Three quotations were received for nine 6 inch diameter 75 foot long lane lines, which includes freight. The quotations were from Keifer for $4,217.91; WMS Aquatics $3,689.00; and Recreonics $3,491.64. Gary Sonntag recommended that the lane lines be purchased through Recreonics. MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that the City participate in the purchase of the lane lines in the amount of $2,000 with the remaining $1,500 being contributed by Carbon High School. Motion seconded by Councilmember Reaveley and carried.
9. ETZEL REALTY LLC, HELPER LIGHT PARADE, WORLD FITNESS CENTER - Conditional Use Permits
Councilmember McEvoy reported that that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave a favorable recommendation to the following requests for conditional use permits.
Etzel Realty LLC - 27 North 300 East - Sign
Helper Light Parade - Four Temporary A Frame Signs
World Fitness Center - 47 West Main - Business and Sign
November 25, 2003
MOTION. Councilmember McEvoy moved that the requests be approved and that Conditional Use Permits be issued. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
Mayor Piccolo excused himself from the Council and left the room. MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that Councilmember Richard Tatton be appointed as Mayor Protempore. Motion seconded by Councilmember Reaveley and carried.
10. ECONOMIC VITALITY LOAN - Fat Man Paintball
Nick Tatton reported that the loan review committee recommended approval of an Economic Development Loan in the amount of $10,000 to Ryan Piccolo for his retail business, Fat Man Paintball. As Ryan is Mayor Piccolo=s son, Mayor Piccolo wrote a letter to the loan review committee removing himself during that process. Nick presented a statement acknowledging the professional, legal and appropriate management of a conflict of interest in the processing and servicing of a loan from the Price City Economic Vitality Loan Fund Program. This statement requires the signatures of the Mayor, Council Members, City Attorney, City Recorder, and the Price City Economic Vitality Loan Fund Manager. MOTION. Councilmember Reaveley moved that the document, the Statement Acknowledging The Conflict of Interest, be approved and that the above City representatives be authorized to execute the document. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
MOTION. Councilmember Wheeler moved that the Economic Vitality Loan in the amount of $10,000 be approved with the conditions and terms specified by the loan committee and subject to the home operated business license being changed to a standard license. Further, that the business be located downtown. Motion seconded by Councilmember Reaveley and carried.
MOTION. Councilmember Reaveley moved that Mayor Protem Tatton step down and that Mayor Piccolo return to the meeting. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
11. CEU ELECTRICAL SUBSTATION - Relocation of Existing Fence
Nick Tatton reported that the College of Eastern Utah has agreed to relocate an existing chain link fence surrounding their electrical substation and will prepare a new agreement. At the last meeting, the Council rejected the CEU Electric Substation agreement based on the deletion of a paragraph that referred to the chain link fence being closer to the surrounding substation than was acceptable by Utah Power and Light and City standards. MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that the agreement be approved contingent upon relocation of the existing fence, and that the Mayor be authorized to execute the document. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
12. RESOLUTION #2003-24 - Electrical Substation Delivery Rate and Transformer Surcharge
Nick Sampinos presented Resolution #2003-24, amending an existing resolution to create an Electrical Substation Delivery Rate and Transformer Surcharge. MOTION. Councilmember Wheeler moved that Resolution # 2003-24 be approved subject to a final review by the Finance Director and that copies be distributed to the Council. Motion seconded by Councilmember McEvoy and carried.
13. RESOLUTION #2003-25 - Irrigation Fee Increase
Gary Sonntag reported that the City currently charges the rate of $22.00 as a Awater turn fee@ to customers of the Price Water Company, Pioneer Water Company No. 1, Pioneer Ditch Company No. 2 and Allred Ditch Company. To offset the costs incurred by the City in administering, managing, and providing irrigation water, he recommended that the fee be increased to $25.00. He also recommended that the fee be increased by $5.00 a year until the income and expenditures are close. MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that Resolution #2003-25, increasing the fee to $25 effective March, 2004, be approved and that the Mayor and City Recorder be authorized to sign the resolution. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
November 25, 2003
14. ORDINANCE #2003-002 - Deleting A Portion of The Price City Major Street Plan Of 1987 (600
West Through Street)
Gary Sonntag reported that in 1987, 600 West between 200 South and 500 South was proposed as a through street. Since that time, it has become apparent that the historical vehicle route follows 600 West, 200 South and 300 West. If the 600 West through street were implemented it
would bring an increased volume of traffic into an existing subdivision of Sunset Acres and the Creekview Elementary School causing an impact that was not there previously. It would prove to be more of a detriment than an improvement. The Price City Planning and Zoning Commission has reviewed this issue and gave a favorable recommendation that the 600 West through street be deleted. Gary presented Ordinance #2003-002, which deletes 600 West as a through street. MOTION. Councilmember McEvoy moved that Ordinance #2003-002 be adopted, that it become effective upon publication, and that the Mayor and City Recorder be authorized to sign the ordinance. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried with the following vote.
Councilmember Wheeler - Aye Councilmember Denison - Naye
Councilmember Tatton - Aye Councilmember Reaveley - Naye
Councilmember McEvoy - Aye
15. PRICE RIVER WATER IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT - Update
Councilmember Wheeler reported that the Price River Water Improvement District will contribute their annual $350 for the Year 2004 for the Elementary Education Water Fund. The funds are given to the Board of Water Resources and they provide reading material, coloring books, etc. to elementary school children. The Board is still following the Gooseberry project and have placed pamphlets in their water and sewer billings. It sounds as if they are getting quite a bit of support.
MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that the meeting adjourn and that a meeting of the Redevelopment Agency convene. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.
Meeting adjourned at 6:51 p.m.
Meeting reconvened at 6:57 p.m.
16. COUNCILMEMBER STEPHEN L. DENISON - Disclosure
Councilmember Denison disclosed that he is now affiliated with Wells Fargo Bank, which is the bank that the City does business with.
MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that the meeting adjourn and that an Executive Session convene. Motion seconded by Councilmember Reaveley and carried.
Meeting adjourned at 7:09 p.m.
17. EXECUTIVE SESSION - Property Discussion
MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that the Executive Session adjourn and that the Council Meeting reconvene. Motion seconded by Boardmember Reaveley and carried.
Meeting reconvened at 7:26 p.m.
18. EAST PRICE ELECTRICAL DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM - Permission To Negotiate For Easement
MOTION. Councilmember Reaveley moved that Mayor Piccolo and Nick Tatton be authorized to negotiate with Jack Leautaud for a general utility easement across his property in East Price in an amount not to exceed $50,000. Motion seconded by Councilmember McEvoy and carried.
Meeting adjourned at 7:28 p.m.
ATTEST: Joe L. Piccolo, Mayor
Joanne Lessar, City Recorder