Minutes of The Special Price City Council Meeting

City Hall: Price, Utah

December 16, 1996, 5:00 p.m.


Mayor Lou Colosimo

Councilmembers: Roy A. Nikas, Joe L. Piccolo, Steve Bringhurst, Stephen L. Denison
Vernon W. Jones, Adminis. Ass't. Joanne Lessar, City Recorder, Pat Larsen, Finance Director, Aleck Shilaos, Chief of Police
Absent and Excused: Councilmember Betty P. Wheeler


The Council discussed the different City boards and terms of office of each board. Joanne Lessar presented information on the boards established per Utah Code and those that were established by the City. Some of the boards had members that lived outside of the City. It was felt that this is not a problem, but recommended that the chairperson of each board be a resident of Price City. As former Councilmember Theressa Frandsen and Chairman of the Community Progress committee is now living outside City limits, it was recommended that Councilmember Stephen Denison become the new chairperson.

The Council requested staff to research the terms of office of those boardmembers presently serving on the various committees. It was recommended that when the terms of office expire, that each member be asked if they desire to continue serving on that board. The Council discussed "grandfathering" those presently serving, and that when future appointments are made, that a term limit be set.

The Council discussed the representative of the Price River Water Improvement District. They felt it would be advantagious if a member of the Council was the representative. Information could be brought back to the Council in a more timely manner. With the present representative, communication has been a problem.

The Council discussed the Board of Adjustments and found that Larry Bruno is a representative on both the Planning and Zoning Commission and the Board of Adjustments. The Council felt that since Mr. Bruno is on the P&Z Board, that he should not be on the Board of Adjustments. It could create a conflict of interest, as the BOA should be an impartial board.

Limiting the terms and years of office for committee members was reviewed. It was recommended that a term be for five years with one member expiring each year, and that a maximum of 2 terms be served. Another thought was for individuals to serve a couple of terms on one committee and then move into a new position on another committee. With this concept, committees will always have new people with new ideas. The Councilmembers over the Shade Tree Commission and the Community Progress will discuss this with their committee members. The Council directed staff to prepare the necessary ordinances to change the years of office to five and the number of terms to two.

Another idea for the chairperson was someone from the public at large instead of the Councilmember. It was recommended that the committee select their own chairperson; maybe that particular committee may want the Councilmember to be the chairperson.

The Council scheduled the next Planning Session for Monday, January 6, 1997, at 5:00 p.m. The item of discussion will be annexations.

Meeting adjourned at 6:10 p.m.