Minutes of The Price City Council Meeting
City Hall: Price, Utah
December 13, 2000, 5:30 p.m.
Mayor Lou Colosimo Vernon W. Jones, Community Administrator
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
Richard Tatton Aleck Shilaos, Chief of Police
Mayor Colosimo led the Pledge of Allegiance. Roll was called with the above members present.
MINUTES. Councilmember Denison moved that the minutes of the November 21, 2000 meeting be approved as written. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.
Mayor Colosimo presented the following schedule for the City Council and Planning and Zoning Commission for the Year 2001.
Planning and Zoning Meetings City Council
January 8 January 10
January 22 January 24
February 12 February 13
February 26 February 28
March 12 March 14
March 26 March 28
April 9 April 11
April 23 April 25
May 7 May 9
May 21 May 23
June 11 June 13
July 9 July 11
July 23 July 25
August 6 August 8
August 20 August 22
September 10 September 12
September 24 September 26
October 9 October 10
October 22 October 24
November 13 November 14
November 26 November 28
December 10 December 12
It was recommended that the meeting scheduled for February 14th, Valentines Day, be changed to February 13th. MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that the above dates be approved with the recommended change. Motion seconded by Councilmember Nikas and carried.
Mayor Colosimo presented the following travel request
Gary Sonntag - Utah City Engineers Association Winter Conference, January 24-26, St. George
MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that the travel be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
Vern Jones presented a brochure from the Utah Association of Municipal Power Systems and requested permission to insert it in the Utility billing. MOTION. As this brochure pertains to electricity and provides information to our citizens, Councilmember Nikas moved that the request be granted. Motion seconded by Councilmember Piccolo and carried.
Gary Sonntag reported that Lyle Bauer, Cemetery Sexton, completed a certification program through the International Society of Arboriculture and recently became certified as a Certified Arborist. He also completed training in working around electrical wires, tree care, CPR, flagging, watering and climbing. MOTION. Councilmember Tatton moved that Mayor Colosimo send a letter to Mr. Bauer congratulating him. Motion seconded by Councilmember Nikas and carried.
Gary Sonntag presented the results of quotations that were received to replace the indoor swimming pool filters. Swim Clean quoted $29, 900. The price for the deductive alternate for an automatic backwash controller was $5,700. CEM Sales and Service quoted $22,500. The price for the deductive alternate was $4,200. Gary requested that the contract be awarded to CEM Sales and Service. MOTION. Councilmember Wheeler moved that the request be granted. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
Gary Sonntag presented a change order to the contract with Valley Asphalt for the Class "C" Road Improvement Project and Annual Road Work. The change increased the contract $64,175.97 and was necessary to reflect as-built quantities. The change decreased amounts of reconstruction road base, gravel, reconstruction asphalt, crack sealing, slurry sealing, new pavement asphalt, and paint striping. It increased amounts of new construction road base gravel, 1.5" asphalt pavement overlays and reconstruction excavation, and a significant increase in the asphalt overlay pavement used. This is primarily due to a lower amount listed in the bid schedule. A math error was made by not correctly estimating the total amount of asphalt overlay pavement, therefore, a larger amount of pavement was needed. Valley Asphalt also submitted a request for a final payment. The final payment, including outstanding billings and retainage, totals $31,303.35. Gary recommended that the changer order and final payment be approved. Due to five insurance claims still unsettled on crack sealing, it was recommended that a small portion of the final payment be withheld. MOTION. Councilmember Nikas moved that the total amount of the claims be determined and that that amount be withheld from the final payment . Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
Gary Sonntag presented a cooperative agreement with the Utah Department of Transportation, which sets up the process of reimbursing them and the engineering consultant for design services rendered on the Price Main Street Project. Estimated total expenses for this project is $85,645. UDOT's portion is $5,000 and the consultants portion if $80,645. Federal participation is $79,846.83 and the City's participation is $5,798.17. MOTION. Councilmember Nikas moved that the contract be approved and that the Mayor and City Recorder be authorized to execute the documents. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
Gary Sonntag reported that the City received a planning grant in the amount of $25,000 to design and prepare plans for the construction of public road improvements on 300 North from Cedar Hills Drive to 1200 East. This will include road reconstruction, widening the roadway, culvert extension, curb, gutter and sidewalk. JUB Engineering submitted an agreement for professional services to complete the design and plan work in an amount of $23,730.00. He recommended that this agreement be approved. MOTION. Councilmember Nikas moved that the agreement be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
MOTION. Councilmember Wheeler moved that permission be given to advertise for a Perm/PT Library Aide to replace Ronnie Valencia who will terminate effective December 31, 2000. Motion seconded by Councilmember Tatton and carried.
PERMISSION TO ADVERTISE FOR PERM/FT DIRECTOR - Denied
Keith Wight requested permission to advertise for a Perm/FT Director and a Perm/PT Assistant. The Council discussed the reorganization of the IS Department and the need to rewrite the job description for an IS Specialist instead of a director. MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that permission be given to advertise for a Perm/PT Assistant and that the request to advertise for the Perm/FT Director be denied. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
BRIAN ALLRED - Appointment As Fire Department Captain Approved
Keith Wight reported that the Fire Department held an election and elected Brian Allred as Fire Department Captain to replace an employee who terminated. In addition, Keith recommended that the request to advertise for a Volunteer Fireman be tabled. MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that Brian Allred be approved as the new Captain and that the request to advertise for a Volunteer Fireman be tabled. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
MOTION. Councilmember Nikas moved that the City authorize flu shots for all employees. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
Councilmember Denison reported that PRWID's project at the wastewater treatment plant has been going very well. Technically they are behind schedule, but they are on target to meet their deadlines. The hearing for their budget for the Year 2001 is scheduled for next Tuesday. He will provide copies of the budget for the Council. They are right in line with last year's budget. Its actually less than last years revenues. If this coming years revenues are equal to the Year 2000, they will have a surplus and be able complete some projects the following year.
MOTION. As the Council has not yet determined what type of home operated repair services should be allowed, Councilmember Piccolo moved that Titan Auto Electric operated by Marvin Berghardt be extended through June, 2001. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
Councilmember Nikas recommended that the 400 East 100 North Intersection be removed from Unfinished Business. There has only been one minor fender bender. This will constantly be monitored by the Police Department and he sees no need to proceed with a signal light and that it continue as is with the four way stop.
ATTEST: Lou Colosimo, Mayor
Joanne Lessar, City Recorder