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
Richard Shaw Susan Marshall Jay Marshall Mae Aguayo
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