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Misunderstood policy causes city concern


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By COLLIN MCRANN
Sun Advocate reporter

In a surprise letter to the Price city council, Carbon County informed the city that it can no longer have trucks over one ton dump at the county land fill.

However, the next day the city was informed of a misunderstanding of an ordinance that was passed last spring and was then told nothing had changed as far as disposal goes.

"We received a notice saying that they wouldn't allow 10 wheel and 2.5 ton trucks at the landfill and if that happened we would have to haul these things out to ECDC," said Gary Sonntag, Public Works Director at Price city.

According to county commissioner Bill Krompel, the county has been concerned about large amounts of construction material going out to the landfill and is considering passing an ordinance that would ban larger trucks. However at this point no ordinance has ever been passed and no policies have been adopted.

The council also received six bids on a Price River water line crossing project. The bids were: Pacific West $153,099.06, Nelco $102,000, Dennis Lierd $119,792, Terry Brotherson $209,737.03 Lyndon Jones $154,425 and Johnson Philip $162,882. The council decided to have the public works department look into the bids and make a recommendation to the city.

After that a few council members had a discussion about the new jobs mayor Joe Piccolo assigned for the council. Although the Mayor indicated that he intends the new assignments to be taken as a new outlook for city departments, several council members disagreed.

Richard Tatton, who is assigned to the Price River Water Improvement District (PRWID), felt that certain areas of experience are beneficial when council-members oversee departments.

"We do all move together, but we also celebrate our independence and some of us would like to see some of our projects through," said council woman Jeanne McEvoy during the meeting.

The mayor defended his decision to change the council departments as an effort to let the council "step into another person's shoes," which he indicated is a strength.

"My concern is not to insult, but to share the wealth; climb down from that ivory tower, that you feel is yours and let someone else learn from that," the mayor told the council.

Councilwoman Kathy Smith, who was in favor of keeping her current assignments, made it known that she has a real passion for her old assignments and would also like to see her current projects through. Eventually the council voted to keep most of their current positions with a few exceptions. The current council member and mayor's jobs are:

*Mayor Joe Piccolo - Budget & Finance, Economic Development, City Recorder, Human Resources, Chamber of Commerce Agent, Boards/Commissions, City Treasurer, Redevelopment Agencies, Committees, Police Dept., Community Action Team, Southeastern Utah Association of Local Governments, Community Safety, Mayor's Council, Council on Aging, Legislative Liaison, Volunteers, Fire Department and Building Department.

*Councilman Richard Tatton - PRWID, Price City Youth Council, Streets/Maintenance Policy, Ditch/Irrigation Systems Policy, Physical Facilities/Real Prop. Policy, Drinking Water Policy, Parks/Cemetery Policy, City Emergency Preparedness Policy, Public Works Policy, Waste/Refuse Management Policy, International Days Chair

*Councilwoman Jeane McEvoy - Power & Light Policy, Castleland RC&D, CCRIC Board, Historic Preservation Policy, Econ. Development/Business Revitalization Policy, Chamber of Commerce Committee, CEU Planning Commission, Float Action Committee, International Days Immediate Past Chair.

*Councilwoman KathyHanna Smith - community progress Boardmember, Fleet Management Policy, Urban Forestry/Sidewalk Committee, Information System Policy, Cultural/Heritage Committee, Engineering Policy, Wellness Committee, Personnel Committee, Community Service Committee, International Days Chair Elect.

*Councilman Jeff Nielson - Library Board, Carbon Co. Travel Board, Storm Water Policy, City Risk Management Committee,Public Utilities Advisory Board, Public Risk Management Policy, Swimming Pool Policy, Museum/Gallery Policy, Customer Service Policy, International Days Past Chair.

*Councilman Rick Davis - Planning/Zoning Commission, Capital Improvements Committee, Volunteer Team Development Policy, Water Quality Reclamation Policy, ASCEU Board, Group Insurance Benefits Policy, Power Committee, Personnel Committee, Safety Committee, International Days Past Chair

Finally the council approved the following consent agenda items: Authorization to Approve the Price City Library Gaming Policy, Retain First West Benefit Solutions as broker/consultant to deliver the employee benefit portfolio for a third year (2010-2011), payment to VCBO architects of $9,400, a Westwood Blvd traffic analysis totaling $43,429.91 and a new fraud policy.

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