Minutes of the
City Hall: Price,
December 10, 2008 at 5:30 p.m.
Councilmembers: Aleck Shilaos, Police Chief
Jeff Nielson Nick Tatton, Community Director
Jeanne McEvoy Laurie Tryon, City Recorder
Kathy Hanna-Smith John Daniels, Human Resource Director
Richard Tatton Nick Sampinos, City Attorney
Rick Davis Pat Larsen, Finance Director
Bret Cammans, Customer Service Director
Others Present: Sue Christensen, Frankie Sacco, Susan and Bob Hyde, Scott Madsen, Barbara Piccolo, Officer Bill Barnes, Brandy Burgess, Officer Jessie Carlton and Penny Auberger
Mayor Piccolo led the Pledge of Allegiance. Roll was called with the above Councilmembers and staff in attendance.
1. PUBLIC COMMENT-
Christensen from the
COMMENT- Scott Madsen of the
3. COUNCILMEMBERS REPORT-The Mayor and Councilmembers presented an update on the
activities and functions in which they have participated.
4. VISIONARY SERVICE LEADER AWARD- Frankie Sacco
Frankie Sacco received the Visionary Service Leader award for December of 2008 for her many contributions to the community.
5. MEDAL OF MERITORIOUS SERVICE- Officer Susan Hyde
Susan Hyde received the Medal of Meritorious Service for her role in saving a 9-year
old girls life by performing mouth to mouth resuscitation before emergency
services arrived. The family of the child, the City Council and citizens of
6. AIR SPACE PERMIT- Authorization for an Air Space Permit for Santa Claus so that he May Bring Toys to all of the Good Girls and Boys in the Community. MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved to approve the air space permit for Santa Claus. Motion seconded by Councilmember Hanna-Smith and carried.
Cynthia Grant of the Southeastern Utah Medical Reserve Core presented information to the Council on the nationally known, federally funded volunteer group. She stated that the group is under health dept jurisdiction and got its start in 2006. Ms. Grant stated that the group works closely with emergency management groups and would be used for pandemic flu emergencies in coordination with local medical groups. She stated that the group is looking for volunteers in the area that would be willing to go through training or that already have medical training. She stated that the volunteers could be medically licensed, have lapsed medical licenses or have current medically training. She said that the need for people that can help with setup and triage in an emergency is also needed. She stated that the group has not yet been actively deployed but would like to always have volunteers ready and trained. Ms. Grant stated that she would like support from the City in recruiting volunteers and getting people interested. Brochures will be left with John Daniels for people who may be interested. MOTION. Councilmember Nielson moved to approve assisting with recruiting for the Southeastern Utah Medical Reserve Core. Motion seconded by Councilmember McEvoy and carried.
Engineering has completed the Westwood Blvd. Study analyzing the
WIND POWER PARTICIPATION- Participation Solicitations to be Included in the
Simmons Wind Project in
Davis is unsure of this project as cost and details are unknown and he is
concerned about any potential bond issue. He stated that the tax exempt bond
prevents the City from selling the power generated to a private entity such a
Rocky Mountain Power. Councilmember Tatton approves of the project and knows
that there is a market for power and it may be a long time before we see coal
generated power plant built again. Councilmember Tatton and Mayor Piccolo do
not want to see
10. INCREASE CONTRIBUTION TO SENIOR CITIZEN CENTER-Mayor Piccolo
Mayor Piccolo proposed a contribution increase of $4,000 to the Senior Citizen Center for 2009 on behalf of Price City citizens that use the senior center. MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved to approve the contribution increase. Motion seconded by Councilmember McEvoy and carried.
PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION
Councilmember Hanna-Smith reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave the following
recommendations on applications for Home Occupied Permits:
11. HOME OCCUPIED PERMITS (HOB)
a. TP Trucking-
b. Plus Size Property Management- 239 S. 200 W. Pamela Martin, Owner-Business-Office Use Only-Final
c. OZ Painting- 583 N. Cedar Lane-Oswaldo Loaiza Sr., Owner- Business- Office Use Only-Final
MOTION. Councilmember Hanna-Smith moved to grant final approval on items a, b, c and d as recommended
by the Planning and Zoning Commission. Motion seconded by Councilmember McEvoy and carried.
12. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT
applications for Conditional Use Permits:
a. Pilates Body- 8 East Main- Laura Blakey, Owner-Business and Sign-Final
b. LaQuinta Motel-720 W. Main-Jack Wright and Angelo Kiahtipes- New Development-Tabled
MOTION. Councilmember Hanna-Smith moved to grant final approval on item a as recommended
by the Planning and Zoning Commission. Motion seconded by Councilmember McEvoy and carried.
CONSENT AGENDA - Councilmember Hanna-Smith moved to approve items 13 through 20 with items 21-23
removed for discussion. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.
November 25, 2008- City Council Meeting
December 5, 2008- City Council Workshop
14. UTAH DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (UDOT)-PRICE RIVER TRAIL (F-LC07 (10) FEDERAL AID AGREEMENT FOR LOCAL AGENCY PROJECT-Approval of Federal Aid Agreement and a Request that the City’s Match Payment be put on a Schedule to at Least be Proportional to the Fed Aid Disbursements Received.
a letter dated March 17, 2008 from UDOT, the City was notified that the Utah
Transportation Commission approved the Price River Trail Phase I for inclusion
into the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). Funds were
programmed for the Federal Fiscal year 2011. The City’s application ($1,136,950)
was for $682,170 Fed Aid and $454,780 City match. The approved amounts are in
the Agreement, at $660,400 Fed Aid and $476,550 City match. The City would want
to request that the City’s match payment, be put on a schedule to at least be
proportional to the Fed Aid disbursements received. After October 1, 2008,
10-15% of the funding (as available) could be moved up to the current year for
pre-construction engineering work design. Approval of the UDOT Agreement would
enable the design work to start but construction would wait until 2011. The
public Open House, on Nov. 6th, 2008 showed a favorable attitude
towards the project.
Sunrise Engineering has complete the required work to prepare an analysis for the seepage and stability of the
#4 $1,320.00, #5(final) $532.27. Total $32,000.
16. WATER AND SEWER PLANNING- Authorization to Pay Jones & Demille Engineeering for Assistance in Planning and Estimation of Selected Proposed Water and Sewer Pipeline Replacement Projects in the Amount of $2,575.00
Jones & Demille Engineering assisted staff in the planning and estimation of selected proposed water and
sewer pipeline replacement projects.
17. ECONOMIC VITALITY LOAN FUND- Authorization to Remove a Delinquent and Bankrupt Loan from the Active Portfolio of Loans
19. 2009 FLAG DAY SCHEDULE- Authorization to Approve the 2009 Flag Day Schedule
20. TRAVEL REQUEST
Debbie Worley- SWAVO Quarterly Training- December 10-11, 2008- SLC
21. PROPOSED ELECTRICAL UTILITY RATE CHANGES-Resolution 2008-20 Authorization to Approve the Proposed Electrical Utility Rate Changes for Usage Rates, Demand Fees and Security Lighting. The Rate Increase will not Affect Base Amounts.
Bret Cammans would like to notify customers on the utility bills of the rate increase. MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved to approve the request. Motion seconded by Councilmember McEvoy and carried.
22. DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM- Authorization to Proceed with the Purchase of a Document Management System
Bret Cammans stated that the cost with incentives to purchase before the end of the year for the document management system is $39,213.00. Bret stated that the original bid was $55,000 and that the company is called Sire. He stated that the company will provide technical training and has a yearly maintenance fee of $6,700. Pat Larsen stated that this is an unbudgeted project but the fund balance in the I.S. Department has been built up to save for a system of this type. MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved to approve the document management system from Sire and authorized Bret Cammans to move forward and purchase the system. Motion seconded by Councilmember Davis and carried.
23. CITY ENGINEER- Approval to offer employment to candidate for City Engineer as recommended by the interviewing team.
John Daniels stated that a verbal and written offer had been extended to the candidate for City Engineer but the City has not yet heard back if the person will accept the position. The City Engineer position would start in January 2009. MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved to authorize John Daniels and Gary Sonntag to move forward with the hiring process for a City Engineer. Motion seconded by Councilmember McEvoy and carried.
24. PRWID-Councilmember Tatton reported on the happenings of the last PRWID meeting.
25. COMMUNITY PROGRESS- Councilmember Hanna-Smith
· 2009 meeting schedule submitted
26. INTERNATIONAL DAYS-
· Jan. 27th 2009- First Meeting
27. UNFINISHED BUSINESS:
a. Committee Review for Street Banners- Gary Sonntag updated the City Council.
· The design for the new banner has been completed. The entryway banners can be 10 x 9 and will be placed at each gateway into the City. Approval from UDOT has been obtained and quotes for the steel structures were received. A budget of $6,000 to pay for the structures is needed. TRT monies and zap tax for art funding can possibly be used.
b. Curb, Gutter and Sidewalk Improvements on 2nd South
c. Basso Dino-Mine Playground
e. Demand Side Management Program
f. New Library Project-
· The Library may be considered a Public Works project for funding as an option
g. Water Issue- 100 South 400-500 East
h. Fire Station
Meeting adjourned at 8:18 p.m. by Mayor Piccolo pursuant to the motion by Councilmember McEvoy.