Minutes of The Special Price City Council Meeting

City Hall: Price, Utah

December 1, 2004, 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                                              Nick Tatton, Community Director

     Jeanne McEvoy                                            John Daniels, Human Resource Director

Aleck Shilaos, Chief of Police


Others Present:

     Richard Shaw                       Susan Marshall              Jay Marshall                  Mae Aguayo

     Tom Anderson


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


 1.        JOHNNY BOWMAN - New Police Officer


Police Chief Aleck Shilaos reported that a committee, consisting of himself, Councilmember Tatton, Officer Roger Taylor, and John Daniels, reviewed the top three individuals from the last roster of qualified candidates for the position of Police Officer.  The committee is recommending that Johnny Bowman be hired.  MOTION.  Councilmember Denison moved that the recommendation be approved.  Motion seconded by Councilmember McEvoy and carried.  Mr. Bowman=s employment will begin February 1, 2005.  He will enter the Police Academy on February 14, 2005.


 2.        FLEXIBLE SPENDING PLAN PROGRAM - Advance Payment Approved


Pat Larsen reported that due to employees filing insurance claims before their deductible kicks in, the Flexible Spending Program is out of funds.  She requested permission to advance the program $2,000.00.  MOTION.  Councilmember Wheeler moved that the request be granted.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.


 3.        MAE AGUAYO - Appointed As New Councilmember


Mayor Piccolo reported that as a City Councilmember position was open, an ad was placed in the Sun Advocate to fill the position.  Six individuals submitted their applications and out of those six, the Council chose two final individuals.  Mayor Piccolo introduced Mae Aguayo and Jay Marshall.  He asked each of them to speak for five minutes to provide background information.  Each Councilmember then asked the candidates several questions, allowing each of them a chance to answer a question first.  The candidates then asked the Councilmembers questions regarding their City positions and how they react to different issues.  Mayor Piccolo then called for a vote to appoint  candidate Mae Aguayo.  Councilmembers Denison, McEvoy and Wheeler voted for candidate Aguayo.  Councilmember Tatton did not vote.  MOTION.  Councilmember Tatton moved that Mae Aguayo be accepted as the new Councilmember.  Motion seconded by Councilmember McEvoy and carried.


Meeting adjourned at 6:40 p.m.








ATTEST:                                                           Joe L. Piccolo, Mayor





Joanne Lessar, City Recorder