December 18, 1996, 5:30 p.m.
Mayor Lou Colosimo
Roy A. Nikas, Betty P. Wheeler, Joe L. Piccolo, Steve Bringhurst, Stephen L. Denison
Aleck Shilaos (Police Chief), Vernon W. Jones
(Adminis. Ass't.), Joanne Lessar (City Recorder), Nick Sampinos (City Attorney), Gary Sonntag (City
Engineer), Cobb Johnson (Public Works Dir.)
Absent and Excused: Pat Larsen, Finance Director
Karen Jensen, Scott Jensen, Michael Jensen, Dennis R. Branch
Greg Palmer, Boy Scout Troop #907 and Michael Jensen, Troop #275, led the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Colosimo called the roll with the above members in attendance.
1. THERESSA FRANDSEN - Tidy Town Award and Recognition
Former Councilmember Theressa Frandsen presented the Tidy Town Award Price City won this past year. The award is a mini park amounting to $1,000. The City has been entering the contest for the past 14 years. The City won first runner-up one of the previous years. Mrs. Frandsen also presented other awards the City won on the Peace Gardens and Washington Park. Mayor Colosimo thanked Mrs. Frandsen for all the work she has done over the past several years and presented her with a dozen red roses.
2. INTRODUCTION OF NEW POLICE OFFICER - Chad Feichko
Police Chief Aleck Shilaos introduced Chad Feichko, the new Police Officer.
3. MINUTES - November 13, 1996
MOTION. Councilmember Wheeler moved that the minutes of
the November 13, 1996 meeting be approved as written. Motion seconded by Councilmember
Denison and carried.
4. MINUTES - November 25, 1996
MOTION. Councilmember Nikas moved that the minutes of the November 25, 1996 meeting be approved as written. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
5. PUBLIC HEARING - Community Development Block Grant 1997-98, ADA Pedestrian Safety Sidewalk Construction
Mayor Colosimo opened the Public Hearing at 5:37 p.m. to receive input on the proposed project for the Community Development Block Grant for 1997-98. Vern Jones stated that the project is the installation of curb, gutter and sidewalk on both sides of the street along SR55 (Main Street) from 700 East to State Highway 6. Councilmember Nikas stated that the Council has received several calls and letters from residents, mainly from the low income housing area and the senior citizen housing asking for consideration of these kind of projects. MOTION. Councilmember Nikas moved that the Public Hearing adjourn at 5:39 p.m. Motion seconded by Councilmember Bringhurst and carried. MOTION. Councilmember Nikas moved that the above project be approved for the Community Development Block Grant for 1997-98 and that staff be directed to proceed with the project. Motion seconded by Councilmember Bringhurst and carried.
6. PAR CONSTRUCTION - Agreement For Purchase of Surplus Water Tanks Approved
Nick Sampinos reported that Par Construction has signed the agreement
to purchase the 3 surplus water tanks and has paid the City $40,000. MOTION.
Councilmember Piccolo moved that the sale of the tanks be approved and that the Mayor and
City Recorder be authorized to execute the agreement. Motion seconded by Councilmember
Wheeler and carried. Councilmember Piccolo reported that a committee had been appointed to
investigate the sale of these tanks for the above amount. The salvage value was between
$12,000 - $16,000. The tanks had no floors or no lids. Cost for the lids, which are 89' in
diameter, were $24,000 each. This made the $40,000 offer very acceptable. Councilmember
Piccolo further stated that at a budget session held earlier this year, the Council
declared the water tanks surplus property and did not anticipate any eventual use for
7. PRICE RIVER WATER IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT - Budget For FY1997
Mayor Colosimo presented the budget submitted by Price River Water Improvement District for FY1997. PRWID requested that the Council approve their budget and return a signed form stating acceptance. There is no information in the budget pertaining to City sewer lines. It was recommended that the City's representative to PRWID be invited to the next Council meeting to determine what the District's plans are regarding maintenance of City sewer lines. MOTION. Councilmember Nikas moved that a letter be sent to PRWID stating that the Council does not accept the budget as they did not receive comparisons from previous years and the issue of the sewer fees assessed Price City residents was not addressed. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
8. CASTLE VALLEY VETERINARY CLINIC - Permission To Use Fire Station For Rabies Clinic
MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that the Castle Valley Veterinary Clinic receive permission to use the Fire Station on Saturday, January 11th, for a rabies clinic. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
9. DETENTION CENTER - Use of Durrant Elementary
Councilmember Denison reported that the Carbon County School District has invited the Council to attend a meeting regarding the use of Durrant Elementary as a detention center. There has been some concern by parents as well as neighborhood residents whether this should be in the former school building. The hearing concerns the safety of the children in that area. Councilmember Denison urged the Council to attend and present their ideas and possible solutions.
10. D & S ARMS AND AMMO, MINE ELECTRIC SALES, INC. - Home Occupied Businesses Approved
Councilmember Piccolo reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave a favorable recommendation to the following requests for home occupied businesses.
D & S Arms and Ammo, 243 North 400 East, Darrell
Mine Electric Sales, Inc., 410 West 200 North, Drew
Krajnyak-Manager (Material stored at 54 West Main)
MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that the businesses be approved upon payment of the business license fee. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
11. USDA FOREST SERVICE - Conditional Use Permit, Sign
Councilmember Piccolo reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave a favorable recommendation to the USDA Forest Service for a Conditional Use Permit for a sign. The sign will be placed in the public right-of-way in the parkway and extend 2' into the right-of-way. Because of the location of the sign, it was recommended that an agreement be prepared indicating that should the Forest Service vacate the premises, that the sign be removed. MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that the sign be approved as presented, that a Conditional Use Permit be issued, and that Mr. Sampinos be directed to prepare an agreement that is acceptable to both sides. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
12. CITY MARKET - Conditional Use Permit, Sign
Councilmember Piccolo reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave a favorable recommendation to City Market for a Conditional Use Permit for a sign. MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that the sign be approved and that a Conditional Use Permit be issued. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
13. CIRCLE K. RANCH - Conditional Use Permits, Drainage and Earth Work and Relocation of Water Line
Councilmember Piccolo reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave a favorable recommendation to Circle K. Ranch for Conditional Use Permits to perform drainage and earth work and to relocate a water line at their project located at 100 North Carbonville Road. MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that the requests be granted and that Conditional Use Permits be issued. Further that the necessary easements for the water line be obtained and that the City enter into a development agreement for completion and guarantee of the water line. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
14. JOHN POTOCHNICK - Request For Variance - Referred To Board of Adjustments
Councilmember Piccolo reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave a favorable recommendation to the Board of Adjustments for a variance for John Potochnick, 611 North 400 East. Mr. Potochnick would like to add a room onto the back of his house, which will encroach on the rear yard set back and reduce it from 20' to 11' 6". MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that the matter be referred to the Board of Adjustments with a recommendation that the neighbors not object to the construction. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
15. AMENDMENT OF ORDINANCE #96-007 - District Map, 1997 Edition
Councilmember Piccolo reported that the Land Development Code which was adopted by Ordinance #96-007 includes a map indicated as Exhibit B. The map designated the Swift Stop and Shop area as an S2 area for signs. The S2 allows for a 100 square foot sign. It is recommended that this be changed to S1, which would allow for a 35 square foot sign. MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that a Public Hearing to amend the sign zone from S2 to S1 be scheduled for January 8th, and that Mr. Sampinos be directed to prepare an amended ordinance. Motion seconded by Councilmember Bringhurst and carried.
16. PINNACLE GATE CONVENIENCE CENTER - Final Approval
Councilmember Piccolo reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission gave a favorable recommendation for final approval to the Pinnacle Gate Convenience Center contingent upon receipt of final revised plans to address ingress and egress, parking and traffic flow, easements, and a Letter of Credit and Development Agreement. MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that the Pinnacle Gate Convenience Center receive final approval per the above contingencies. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
17. CHRISTMAS EVE - Half Day Holiday
Mayor Colosimo recommended that employees be given a half day holiday on Christmas Eve, Tuesday, December 24th. MOTION. Councilmember Bringhurst moved that the recommendation be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
18. 1997 MEETING SCHEDULE - City Council, Planning and Zoning Commission
Mayor Colosimo presented the 1997 meeting schedules for the City Council and Planning and Zoning Commission. MOTION. Councilmember Denison moved that the schedules be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Piccolo and carried.
19. JAMES CORDOVA, DAVID CARTWRIGHT, GARY SONNTAG - Travel Approved
Mayor Colosimo presented the following travel requests and recommended approval.
James Cordova, David Cartwright - D.A.R.E. Recertification
Class, State Capitol, December 30, 1996
Gary Sonntag - Utah City Engineers Association Workshop,
St. George, January 22-24, 1997
MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that the travel be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
20. RESTRUCTURE OF POLICE DEPARTMENT - Report
Police Chief Aleck Shilaos reported that he is making some changes in the Police Department. Bill Barnes has been at the Drug Task Force for the past year and has done an outstanding job. He will be going back to patrol beginning January 1, 1997. Tracy Allred will be taking Bill's place in the Drug Task Force. Mark Liddiard who transferred into the detective area will go back to patrol. One of the three sergeants will be a day sergeant and the other two will remain night sergeants. He and Lt. Shook will switch roles. Lt. Shook will become more administrative, take over some office duties, and become involved in the budget.
Chief Shilaos stated that he will become more visible in the community. In addition to involvement with the Legislature, he will also be involved with the Utah Chiefs of Police Association and the League of Cities. He will also become more involved with investigations. He has designed everything for cross-training. The Council was in agreement with the changes and felt they will be good for the department.
21. CARBON COUNTY PTA - Contribution Accepted
Police Chief Shilaos requested permission to accept a $600 contribution from the Carbon County PTA to be used towards the purchase of a portable breathalyzer machine. MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that the contribution be accepted. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
22. CLASS "C" ROAD IMPROVEMENTS 1996-97 SCHEDULE "A" - Valley Asphalt, Inc. - Change Order #1, Partial Payment #1
Gary Sonntag presented a change order to the contract with Valley Asphalt for the annual pavement overlay work. The change order reduces the contract $1,489.82 to reflect the actual quantities of asphalt. He also presented a request for a final payment in the amount of $84,063.38. MOTION. Councilmember Nikas moved that the change order and partial payment be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Piccolo and carried.
23. WATER SYSTEM EXPANSION PROJECT (TRANSMISSION, DISTRIBUTION, PUMP, TELEMETRY, DESIGN) - CRS Consulting Engineers - Partial Payment #12
MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that partial payment #2 in the amount of $490 be paid to CRS Engineering for work completed to date on the transmission, distribution, pump, telemetry, and design of the Water System Expansion Project. Motion seconded by Councilmember Wheeler and carried.
24. CITY LIABILITY/PROPERTY/WORKERS COMPENSATION INSURANCE - Permission
To Prepare Specifications and Advertise To Receive Bids
MOTION. Councilmember Bringhurst moved that permission be given to prepare specifications and advertise to receive bids for the City's liability, property, and workers compensation coverage. Motion seconded by Councilmember Denison and carried.
25. BUSINESS LICENSE APPLICATIONS
The following business license applications were received:
Steven D. Burge, Attorney, 220 East 200 South, Attorney (81) $100 (For 1997)
Eagle Nest Antiques and Legacys, 69 West Main, Marty W. Martak-Owner, Retail Antiques (59) $100 (For 1997)
R & M Enterprises, 150 South 700 East, Lanora Fowler-Owner,
Toning & Janitorial Services (73) $100 (For 1997)
MOTION. Councilmember Nikas moved that the businesses be approved. Motion seconded by Councilmember Piccolo and carried.
26. NORMS BARBER SHOP - Parking Spaces Resolved
Police Chief Shilaos reported that the parking problems involving Norms Barker Shop in DuVels Plaza have been resolved. He wrote a letter to the landlord and since that time, the matter seems to have been taken care of.
27. DOWNTOWN TREE REMOVAL - Report
Councilmember Bringhurst reported that he attended a meeting of the Shade Tree Commission regarding the removal of the tree in front of Wells Fargo Bank. The Commission felt they should have been consulted before the tree was removed. He apologized to the committee and explained that the request was made at the Council Meeting. He also explained that when these trees were planted, they did not meet the City ordinance code. He informed them that there were 4 or 5 other trees that need to be removed but plans were to replace them. He also informed them of the plan to replace the tree in front of Wells Fargo but move it further up the block. Councilmember Bringhurst stated that former Councilmember Theressa Frandsen informed the committee that the Main Street trees were planted before the City ordinance was passed.
Councilmember Piccolo recommended that the members of the Shade Tree Commission be invited to a Council Meeting and let them assist the Council in determining what should be done regarding the request of the 5 downtown merchants to remove the trees in front of their businesses.
28. CENTRAL SCHOOL BUILDING - Committee Report
Councilmember Bringhurst reported that he contacted Dick Tatton of the Carbon County School District to make sure that the District understood the City's proposal regarding the Central School Building, and that if the District just wanted part of the building, the City was willing to negotiate with them. He also talked to Boyd Bell and Mr. Bell stated that the District understood the City's proposal. Mr. Bell informed him that in an executive session, the District discussed having Scott McKnight investigate the needs for computer wiring for the building. He also stated that the District wants the entire building, and that the City could expect to hear from them after their meeting in January. Councilmember Wheeler stated in her conversations with a boardmember, she was informed that the District was interested in purchasing the building. The question arose as to the parking lot that the City owns adjacent to the Central School Building. Councilmember Bringhurst stated that this subject came up in his discussion. It was felt the City would dedicate to the District the number of parking spaces needed. Maintenance of the parking spaces was also discussed. If the District leases the building for a $1/year, they should be responsible for maintenance.
MOTION. Councilmember Piccolo moved that the meeting adjourn and that a meeting of the Redevelopment Agency convene. Motion seconded by Councilmember Piccolo and carried.
Meeting adjourned at 6:53 p.m.
Reconvened at 7:06 p.m.
Redevelopment Agency Minutes
Meeting adjourned at 7:20 p.m.