Roy A. Nikas, Betty P. Wheeler, Joe L. Piccolo, Steve Bringhurst, Stephen L. Denison
Gary Sonntag (City Engineer ), Cobb Johnson
(Public Works Dir.), Vernon W. Jones (Adminis. Ass't), Joanne Lessar (City Recorder), Pat Larsen (Finance
Director), Nick Sampinos (City Attorney), Aleck
Shilaos (Police Chief).
Absent and Excused: Mayor Lou Colosimo
Dick Franklin, Ray Morley, Russ Madsen, Robert Potts, Jr.
Councilmember Nikas led the Pledge of Allegiance. Roll was called with the above members in attendance.
1. MAYOR PROTEMPORE - Roy A. Nikas
MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that in the absence of Mayor Lou Colosimo that Councilmember Roy A. Nikas be appointed Mayor Protempore. Motion seconded by Councilmember Piccolo and carried.
2. BID OPENING - Waterworks Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition
System (SCADA) - Water System Expansion Project IV, Phase III - Committee Appointed
The following bids were received for the Waterworks Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition System.
Rooney Engineering, Inc., Vernal, Utah - Base Bid $ 85,948.00
Adjusting Price Item A (addition) - 77,336.00
Item B (deduction - NA
Item C (deduction)- 6,248.00
Item D (deduction) - 1,800.00
Shasta Electric, Inc., Walnut, Calif. - Base Bid $ 79,772.00
Adjusting Price Item A (addition) - 5,650.00
Item B (deduction)- 3,384.00
Item C (deduction)- 6,920.00
Item D (deduction)- 2,345.00
Franklin Service Co., Salt Lake City - Base Bid $130,747.00
Adjusting Price Item A (addition) - 15,792.00
Item B (deduction)- 654.00
Item C (deduction)- 2,840.00
Item D (deduction)- 2,263.00
Remote Operating Systems, Roosevelt, Utah-Base Bid $107,059.00
Adjusting Price Item A (addition) - 12,847.00
Item B (deduction)- 640.00
Item C (deduction)- 7,700.00
Item D (deduction)- 1,200.00
Gary Sonntag stated that due to the nature of the project and the system being considered, the lowest bid price may not guarantee award of the bid. The bid award will be based on the evaluation of the data in the proposal as well as additional information secured during interviews and investigation of the bid. MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that a committee comprised of himself, Councilmember Nikas, Gary Sonntag, Pat Larsen, Cobb Johnson, Vern Jones, Paul Wheeler, and CRS Engineering, be appointed to review the bids and given the power to act. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
3. CASTLE VALLEY NETWORK PHASE I - Concept Approval
Bob Potts reviewed the Castle Valley Network, a fiber optic backbone for an integrated community network. This proposed system will connect Price City and Carbon County with governmental entities and State services along the Wasatch front. This network will eventaully save money. The Library is currently paying $350/month for a connection to the internet. Police Chief Aleck Shilaos stated that it would also save $1,500/year in telephone lines dedicated for law enforcement information. In addition, this system would be more secure. The Police Dept. would also be able to communicate with other agencies, and it would consolidate dispatch services. The internet would also provide information on grants that are available. Bob stated that the State has made a proposal to put one central router located at the county jail, which is a 24 hour facility and has a power back up. Vern Jones presented a rough agreement between Price City, Carbon County and the State of Utah. The City would assume ownership of the network and the State would install and maintain the system at a second degree level. Price City would assume the costs of putting the fibers on the poles and maintenance after that point. The City is considered as the key player as it owns the poles. In the future, the City could provide services to the public in the same manner as they provide electrical connections. As the technology industry develops, Price City would be on the ground floor. MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that the Castle Valley Net be given concept approval, and that Mr. Jones and Mr. Potts proceed with the project. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
4. COVOL - Purchase of City Property
Russ Madsen, chairman of the COVOL board, presented a proposal to purchase Price City property located in the Wellington industrial area. Mayor Protem Nikas stated that this property was appraised earlier this year and advertised for bid. However, the City did not receive any bids. Mr. Madsen proposed to pay the appraised value of $68,916. He would pay $1,000 earnest money within 3 days of the City's acceptance, $10,000 within 90 days of execution of the agreement, and the balance in 12 months. He plans to use the property for a future plant site and to store ash and clay for future use as a raw material for a new product. This purchase is subject to approval and permits from the Division of Environmental Quality, which could take as long as 12 months. Mr. Madsen stated that he would pay interest on the unpaid balance at prime rate plus 2%. If for some reason permits are not approved and COVOL does not finalize the purchase of the property, the City would keep the $11,000. MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that the City accept the proposal with the above stated interest rate, that the property not be used until the purchase is complete, and that Mr. Sampinos be directed to prepare the agreement for presentation to the Council. Motion seconded by Councilmember Bringhurst and carried.
5. COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROJECT - Public Hearing Scheduled
Vern Jones reported that he is not aware of any project that the Community Development Block Grant funds can be used for. In his discussion with Gary Sonntag and because of his work load, Gary is recommending that the City not consider a project for this year. If there are not any other projects, Mayor Protem Nikas recommended the sidewalk on the east end of Price from the low income housing project to the Airport Road intersection. Outside engineering could be included as part of the grant request. MOTION. Councilmember Wheeler moved that a public hearing be scheduled for December 18th and that the above project be considered. Motion seconded by Councilmember Piccolo and carried.
6. PAR CONSTRUCTION - Purchase of Surplus Water Tanks
Rick Hover of Par Construction presented a proposal to purchase the City's surplus water tanks. As the tanks have sat for a long period of time, it will be necessary to sandblast and paint them to bring them up to standard for use as water storage. Based on these costs, Mr. Hover offered $70,000 for all 3 tanks. Par Construction will arrange for the removal of the tanks from their present location on City property. Mr. Hover stated that it is his understanding that two of the tanks include the tops and bottoms. Gary Sonntag stated that when the tanks were purchased from the salvage company in 1993, the bottoms were included but he does not think the tops came with them, as they were open clarifier tanks. Vern Jones stated that he is not comfortable guaranteeing other than what is stacked on the pile. Without a crane and lifting the parts onto a truck, it is hard to determine what is really there. Mr. Hover proposed that if both the tops and bottoms are there, his offer is $70,000. If the tops are not there, he adjusted the price to $40,000. He is unsure what the cost of the tops are. MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that a committee consisting of himself, Councilmember Denison, Vern Jones, Cobb Johnson, Nick Sampinos, Pat Larsen, Gary Sonntag, and Paul Wheeler, be appointed to negotiate with Mr. Hover and given the power to act. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
7. BUSINESS LICENSE APPLICATION
The following business license application was received:
Altres, Inc., 55 South 700 East, Barron Guss-President,
Temporary Staffing Services (73), $50 Half Year Fee
MOTION. Councilmember Wheeler moved that the business be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Piccolo and carried.
MOTION. Councilmember Bringhurst moved that the meeting adjourn and that a meeting of the Redevelopment Agency convene. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
Meeting adjourned at 6:45 p.m.
Reconvened at 6:49 p.m.
8. 150 SOUTH 300 WEST ALLEY - Location of Gate (Price River Drive
Gary Sonntag reported that at the last meeting, a committee was formed to review the alleyway located at 150 South 300 West and the proposed site of a gate. It was the consensus of the committee that the alley be used as an emergency access, that it be paved, and no through traffic be allowed. It should also be fenced to the gate. The gate could be opened in the event of an emergency. The gate can be placed at the mid-point or at the end. A suitable access ramp should be created at the end of the alley into the business park and to the existing adjacent gates. As the alley has been deeply excavated, a sizeable portion of it will need to be built back up. Ray Morley, developer of the Price River Drive Business Park, stated that he will do whatever is best for the use of this property and for adjacent property owners. A discussion continued between the Council, Mr. Morley, and adjacent property owner Ellis Pierce. MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that the gate be placed in line with the existing chain link fence on the southeast corner between the Beacco and Pierce property, and that emergency access be provided the entire length of the alley and to the gates on the Pierce fence line. Further, that pedestrian access be provided and that pavement be constructed from 300 West up to the gate and fence. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
9. LEASE OF CITY PROPERTY - Old Swimming Pool - Committee Report
Councilmember Bringhurst reported that the assigned committee met to review the proposal by Mike Harrison to either lease or enter into a joint venture regarding city property which was formerly the old outdoor swimming pool. The committee felt that a joint venture would be appropriate, but that leasing would not be a viable option, as it might set a precedent. Some of the disadvantages the committee discussed was the idea of breaking up the park area and increased traffic. Sometime in the future, this corner may be needed for a recreational facility. Some of the advantages for the property would be a place for the community and CEU students to meet. It would also tie the park and campus area together. Another advantage would be an increase is use of the existing parks in the area and an increase in use of the wave pool. An advantage to allowing a project on the property is that it would be built according to established parameters. Another advantage is that it would generate revenue. The consensus of the committee was that the City needs to do something in a positive way with the property. If the City cannot afford to do this, then maybe someone else could do it. Another possibility would be a parking area by the wave pool with pavement and landscaping; perhaps even place benches and covered picnic tables or walkways. Vern Jones stated that the issue of the present zoning was discussed and what problems would be encountered if the zoning was changed. Councilmember Bringhurst also recommended that a public hearing be held to see what the public feels. Councilmember Piccolo felt that this area should be left a part of the park. He does not support the concept of leasing it. As long as the City has full control without any lease, it can be used to the best interests of entire community. MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that the committee continue fact finding only and looking at the options available and solicit proposals for development of the property through a lease agreement and that the committee report back to the Council. Motion seconded by Councilmember Bringhurst. A member of the Council questioned the motion and stressed a dislike to the wording of "lease". Mayor Protem Nikas stated that he supported use of the area for landscaping, a parking facility, or potential recreational facility, but he did not want the property used for commercial development. AMENDMENT TO MOTION. After considerable discussion on the "lease" option, Councilmember Bringhurst amended his first motion to delete "lease" with the record stating that the committee look at options to develop the property and report back to the Council. Amendment to motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
10. SUN ADVOCATE - Conditional Use Permit, Change of Use
Councilmember Piccolo reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave a favorable recommendation to the Sun Advocate for a Conditional Use Permit to relocate their business to 845 East Main. MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that a Conditional Use Permit be issued. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
11. CAR MERICA - Conditional Use Permit, Change of Use
Councilmember Piccolo reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission
gave a favorable recommendation to Car Merica to locate their business at 535 East Main. MOTION.
Councilmember Piccolo moved that a Conditional Use Permit be issued. Motion seconded by
Councilmember Denison and carried.
12. FLORENCE SUBDIVISION - Final Approval
Councilmember Piccolo reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave a favorable recommendation for final approval to the Florence Subdivision beginning at 800 North and Cedar Hills Drive. MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that final approval be given subject to receipt of a Letter of Credit, that the plat be approved and that the Mayor and City Council be authorized to sign the plat. Motion seconded by Councilmember Bringhurst and carried.
13. CHAD FEICHKO - New Police Officer Approved
Police Chief Shilaos reported that the committee appointed to interview applications for the position of Police Office has chosen Chad Feichko. MOTION. Councilmember Bringhurst moved that Chad Feichko be approved as the new Police Officer subject to a satisfactory background check and drug testing.
14. DIXON HUSSEY - Approval To Relocate Outside City Limits
Mayor Protem Nikas presented a letter from Volunteer Fireman Dixon Hussey indicating that he has moved outside City limits. As Mr. Hussey is still within the 2 mile radius of the Fire Station as allowed by the by-laws of the Fire Department, he is requesting permission to remain on the Fire Department. MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that the request be granted. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
15. JESSIE ALEXANDER - Travel Approved
Mayor Protem Nikas recommended that Jessie Alexander be authorized to attend an Irrigation Design School in Salt Lake, December 9-13. MOTION. Councilmember Bringhurst moved that the travel be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Piccolo and carried.
16. PURCHASE OF DUMP TRUCK BED AND SNOW PLOW FOR WATER DEPARTMENT - Permission To Receive Bids
MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that bids be received for the purchase of a dump truck bed and snow plow for the Water Department. Motion seconded by Councilmember Bringhurst and carried.
17. PURCHASE OF SNOW PLOW FOR STREET DEPARTMENT - Permission To Receive Bids
MOTION. Councilmember Wheeler moved that permission be given to purchase a snow plow for the Street Department. Motion seconded by Councilmember Piccolo and carried.
18. PURCHASE OF NEW BUCKET FOR IT 28 LOADER - Bidding Procedures Waived
MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that bidding procedures be waived for the purchase of a new bucket for the IT 28 Loader, contingent upon staying with the budgeted amount of $3,500. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
19. CEU REROOFING - Hansen Roofing - Final Payment
MOTION. Councilmember Wheeler moved that a final payment in the amount of $1,930.00 be paid to Hansen Roofing for their contract to reroof the CEU Museum. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
20. BLUE PRINT MACHINE - Permission To Declare Present Machine Surplus and To Receive Quotations For A New Machine
MOTION. Councilmember Wheeler moved that permission be given to declare the blue print machine in the Engineers office as surplus and that permission be given to receive quotations on the purchase of a new one, and that the old one be used as a trade-in. Motion seconded by Councilmember Piccolo and carried.
21. MAIN STREET TREES - Request To Remove
Councilmember Denison reported that he has had requests from businesses to remove the trees located on the sidewalk in front of their buildings. First Interstate Bank is changing to Wells Fargo and the tree in front of their building is blocking their sign. The Council discussed whether this tree could be moved in front of the Sun Advocate building. The cost to remove the trees and replace them with cement is approximately $150.00. The trees do have the potential to grow high and interfere with power lines. The other businesses that have complained are J.C. Penneys, Lee's Music, The Looking Glass, Cork's Club, and Grakos. MOTION. Councilmember Bringhurst moved that the tree in front of the Wells Fargo building be removed as soon as possible, that the recommendation of moving this tree in front of the Sun Advocate be pursued, and that the remaining five trees be removed in the spring. Motion seconded by Councilmember Piccolo and carried.
22. CENTRAL SCHOOL BUILDING - Update
Councilmember Wheeler reported that Councilmember Bringhurst and Dean Denison attended a meeting of the Carbon County School District. They presented a proposal for the District to occupy the Central School building. The District seemed pleased with the presentation and indicated they would let the City know within 60 days if they wanted to relocate their offices to the Central School building. Vern Jones stated that the City advertised for proposals to rent the building several months ago, but no one has ever responded.
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Meeting adjourned at 8:57 p.m.