Minutes of The Price City Council Meeting
City Hall: Price, Utah
November 28, 2001, 5:30 p.m.
Councilmembers: Joanne Lessar, City Recorder
Roy A. Nikas Pat Larsen, Finance Director
Betty P. Wheeler Nick Sampinos, City Attorney
Joe L. Piccolo Gary Sonntag, PWD/City Engineer
Stephen L. Denison Keith Wight, Human Resource Director
Excused: Mayor Lou Colosimo
Ken Larson John Alger Dalana Sicilia Richard Sicilia
Shelly Sicilia Brandon Sicilia Kevin Mele Kevin Drolc
Shane Henrie Tracy L. Allred Karina Boyden Lucy Barnes
Bill Barnes Liz Kourianos
Councilmember Piccolo led the Pledge of Allegiance. Roll was called with the above members in attendance.
1. MAYOR PROTEMPORE - Councilmember Joe L. Piccolo
MOTION. Councilmember Wheeler moved that in the absence of Mayor Lou Colosimo, that Councilmember Joe L. Piccolo be appointed Mayor Protempore. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.
2. MINUTES - November 14, 2001
MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that the minutes of the November 14, 2001 meeting be approved as written. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried. Councilmember Nikas abstained.
3. POLICE OFFICERS RICHARD BOYDEN AND BRANDON SICILIA - Awarded Medal Of Distinguished Service
Police Chief Aleck Shilaos presented the Medal of Distinguished Service to Police Officers Richard Boyden and Brandon Sicilia for their assistance in apprehending two homicide suspects. The Council expressed their appreciation to the assistance provided by the two officers.
4. CREEKVIEW ELEMENTARY - Use Of Public Works Complex During Emergency Situations
Councilmember Wheeler presented a letter from Jess Banning, Principal of Creekview Elementary, requesting the use of the Public Works Complex during emergency evacuation of their students. Half of the students could be placed in Dome A and the other half in Dome B. MOTION. Councilmember Wheeler moved that the request be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried. Councilmember Nikas recommended conducting a safety drill at the Public Works Complex and inform all employees of the procedures for this scenario.
5. UTILITY DEPARTMENT REORGANIZATION - Update
BOB WHITTEN - Extension Of Emergency Hire
Councilmember Denison reported that the committee appointed to review the reorganization of the Utility Department, including water, sewer, electrical, meter reading, etc., recommended that the existing electrical department be moved under the direction of Sam White. The position that Ken Harney currently occupies would then be placed under this department. The department would be recognized as a Utility Department instead of the Water/Sewer Department. Mr. Harney’s job description will be updated as his responsibilities will change somewhat. He will no longer be reading meters. Meter reading will remain as a billing function which would be under the Treasurer’s Department. The Meter Readers would coordinate their efforts through Shari
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Madrid or Heather Wichmann. Those job descriptions and responsibilities will also be reviewed. A decision was not made pertaining to the temporary meter reading position occupied by Bob Whitten. It was recommended that Mr. Whitten’s emergency status be extended another 30 days so that it can be reviewed and finalized as to the status of full time versus part time employment. MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that Bob Whitten’s employment be extended another 30 days. Motion seconded by Councilmember Nikas and carried.
MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that staff be allowed to continue to separate the job responsibilities as outlined above and recommended by the committee, and to pursue the details including job descriptions changes, etc. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.
6. STEVE PETERS - Outside Water Connection - Struck
MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that Steve Peters be struck from the agenda. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
7. NORTH PRICE ANNEXATION 2000 - Permission To Pursue
Councilmember Denison reported that he has been invited to attend a meeting of the Carbon County Sheriff’s Posse to clear up any questions they have on the North Price Annexation 2000 and to explain the City’s intent. He discussed the creation of an equestrian zone with Nick Sampinos. Nick agreed with the equestrian concept or the possibility of grandfathering the existing use of the facility as it currently is. Councilmember Nikas recommended grandfathering, but cautioned that it be grandfathered not only for their ownership, but for future organizations if they were to sell, change, transfer or form another organization with the same purpose. He also stressed the importance of constructing a road east of the ball fields off of 8th North and Cedar Hills Drive. If such a road is built, it would be easier for the Posse to travel in and out of their facility with their horse trailers, etc. Councilmember Denison also reported that he contacted the Baud family, the other private property owner, and they were in support of the annexation. MOTION. Councilmember Wheeler moved that Councilmember Denison attend the meeting of the Carbon County Sheriff’s Posse and continue to pursue the annexation. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.
8. RAINCHECK CORPORATION - Conditional Use Permit
Mayor Protem Piccolo reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave a favorable recommendation to the request of Raincheck Corporation to erect a sign at their new business location at 90 West 100 North, Suite #11. Francis Duzenack will review the sign for visibility and placement on the property. MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that the sign be approved and that a Conditional Use Permit be issued. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
9. VACANT COUNCILMEMBER POSITION - Permission To Advertise
Mayor Protem Piccolo reported that a vacant Councilmember position will occur in January, 2002. MOTION. Councilmember Nikas moved that the vacant position be advertised during the month of December for appointment by the second meeting in January. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
10. COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT 2002-03 - Preliminary Application
Gary Sonntag reported that the committee assigned to evaluate the requests for the upcoming CDBG funding recommended that two applications be filed. One is the Price City Library ADA access doors, and the other is the pedestrian safety street improvements to the south side of Nelson Lane; 1600 East on the west side and 300 South on the north side. He has since learned that ADA access doors have already been installed at the library. Mayor Protem Piccolo recommended ADA access doors for City Hall as an alternative project. Gary stated that he would need to determine if this could be a valid project as it wasn’t requested in the public hearing. Gary indicated that a preliminary application will be submitted by December 7, 2001. A second public hearing will then be held followed by a final application. At that time, the selected project will be announced.
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11. BERNICE RODEN - Finial Release Of Development Improvement Agreement
Gary Sonntag reported that the street improvements at the Bernice Roden residence, 674 South 200 East, have been completed and is eligible for a final release of the Development Improvement Agreement. MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that the final release be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.
12. SERFINO NICK - Final Release Of Development Improvement Agreement
Gary Sonntag reported that the street improvements at the Serfino Nick residence, 535 South Nick Lane, have been completed and is eligible for a final release of the Development Improvement Agreement. MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that the final release be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.
13. PRICE MAIN STREET RECONSTRUCTION/DESIGN - Sunrise Engineering Inc. - Partial Payment
Gary Sonntag presented a request for a partial payment in the amount of $7,323.78 submitted by Sunrise Engineering Inc. for their contract on the Price Main Street Reconstruction project. The Utah Department of Transportation will make the payment. MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that the payment be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
14. 300 NORTH PEDESTRIAN SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS (COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT 2000-01) - JUB Engineering, Inc. - Partial Payment
Gary Sonntag presented a request for a partial payment in the amount of $782.50 submitted by JUB Engineering, Inc. for their contract on the 300 North Pedestrian Safety Improvements. MOTION. Coiuncilmember Nikas moved that the payment be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
15. WATER/SEWER DEPARTMENT COMPACTION EQUIPMENT PURCHASE - Quotations Rejected, Project To Be Rebid
Gary Sonntag resubmitted his request to purchase compaction equipment for the Water/Sewer Department. As requested at the last meeting, he has reviewed the quotations. The quotation from Ross Equipment was for an MBW brand for $2,275 and the quotation from A-1Rental was for a Wacker for $2,763.47. The Water/Sewer Department Supervisor is recommending the Wacker. John Alger, a local resident in attendance at the meeting, suggested that if a Wacker is desired, that the project be rebid and that the request indicate quotations for a Wacker only. Gary stated that the the Wacker is a heavier machine. MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that the quotations be rejected and that the project be rebid. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
16. RESOLUTION #2001-18 - Capitalized Asset Policy
Pat Larsen presented Resolution #2001-18, establishing a policy identifying assets that are considered Capitalized Assets, also known as Fixed Assets and those which are Non-Capitalized Assets. MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that Resolution #2001-18 be approved and that the Mayor and City Recorder be authorized to sign the resolution. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.
17. INTERNATIONAL DAYS CHAIRMAN - Councilmember Betty P. Wheeler
MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that Councilmember Wheeler be appointed chair person for the 2002 International Days Events. Motions seconded by Councilmember Tatton 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.
Meeting adjourned at 6:28 p.m.
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Meeting reconvened at 6:37 p.m.
18. COLLEGE OF EASTERN UTAH - Agreement For Use Of CEU Baseball Field
Councilmember Tatton reported that Eric Madsen and Dave Paur, College of Eastern Utah, generally accepted the updated agreement for use of the CEU Baseball field, which was presented to them earlier today. Gary Sonntag added some specific detail. Mr. Madsen and Mr. Paur would like the wording of the four year term defined so that it would continue in perpetuity. In order for the college to receive long term funding, the college needs a long term agreement with the City. Gary stated that he informed Mr. Madsen and Mr. Paur that the City intends that this agreement continue. Changes in the agreement will be made per the above and again presented to the college for approval.
19. WIX PLAZA - Parking Lot Alternatives Refused
The Council discussed the letter submitted by Michael Harrison, Richard Morley’s attorney, concerning their suggested alternatives regarding use of the City’s parking lot behind Wix Plaza. It was their feeling that the parking lot remain public. MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that the parking lot be retained as an open public parking lot for use by the City and members of the public and that the suggested alternatives be refused. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried. Mr. Sampinos will report this decision to Mr. Harrison and Mr. Morley.
Meeting adjourned at 7:10 p.m.
ATTEST: Joe L. Piccolo, Mayor Protempore
Joanne Lessar, City Recorder