November 25, 1996, 5:00 p.m.
Roy A. Nikas, Betty P. Wheeler, Steve Bringhurst, Stephen L. Denison,
Vernon W. Jones (Adminis. Ass't). Joanne Lessar
(City Recorder), Pat Larsen (Finance
Director), Gary Sonntag (City Engineer) Aleck Shilaos (Chief of
Absent and Excused: Mayor Lou Colosimo, Councilmember Joe L. Piccolo
1. MAYOR PROTEMPORE - Betty P. Wheeler
MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that in the absence of Mayor Colosimo that Councilmember Betty P. Wheeler be appointed Mayor Protempore. Motion seconded by Councilmember Bringhurst and carried.
The question arose as to what can and cannot be discussed at special meetings. Mrs. Lessar indicated that only 3 items can be placed on the agenda for a special meeting. Decisions can be made and motions passed for those 3 items. However, if something came up that required special consideration, the Council can discuss it, but no decision can be made. The item would need to be placed on the next meeting's agenda for action.
2. GENERAL PLAN - Update
Joanne Lessar presented the updated table of contents for the General Plan. All of the items discussed in prior special meetings have been added under policies and objectives. Besides themselves, the Council directed that this update be sent to the Planning and Zoning Commission and all supervisors along with a rating sheet so that each individual can prioritize specific policies and objectives as they feel they should be addressed.
Gary Sonntag stated that Ken Millard prepared the initial General Plan update with information received from staff, the Council, and the Planning Commission. The City has had an open contract with Mr. Millard over the past 2 years. He will contact Mr. Millard to see if there is anything more to add to the plan or if it can be closed out. He will discuss with Mr. Millard the procedure to follow to take care of all the issues in the General Plan. In addition, Vern Jones stated that all of the issues that the Council recently added must be defined.
The Council felt that during the next budget process, that a 5 year long range plan needs to be implemented. Impact fees was discussed and what income resources are available.
Surplus equipment was discussed. It was suggested that an inventory of all equipment be taken and if it is old and not useful, to get rid of it and replace it. Along these lines, fleet management was discussed. The Council felt the same towards surplus property as with surplus equipment. Is surplus property a direct benefit to the City?
As a part of Municipal Management, it should be added that Price City is willing to maintain a well trained and developed work force.
3. BOARDS AND TERMS OF OFFICE
Councilmember Bringhurst questioned if former Councilmember Theressa Frandsen should remain a member of the Community Progress Committee since she has moved out of the City limits. It was felt that voting members of a committee should be Price City residents. It was recommended that a new chairman of the Community Progress Committee be appointed.
The Council directed that the next Planning Session be held on Monday, December 16th, at 5:00 p.m., and that Boards and Terms of Office be designated as the Number 1 item on the agenda and Annexations Number 2.
Meeting adjourned at 6:25 p.m.