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Price City Council discusses water pipeline, rates at swimming pool


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By KEN LARSON
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After the resignation of Liz Kourianos last April, the Price City Council faced the task of selecting a member to fill the vacant spot.

During a brief meeting last week, the city officials made the final decision from a list of 11 applicants and selected Jeanne McEvoy as the council's newest member.

Therefore, during a regularly scheduled city council meeting last Wednesday evening, the existing members made the new appointment official by swearing in McEvoy.

Following the brief process, the council moved on to discuss the regular agenda items at the public meeting.

First on the list was the water pipeline project. The council explained that the entire pipeline system is installed and has been completely flushed. The pressure testing phase is 95 percent completE.

The city government officials discussed the fact that the section of pipeline from Martin Road in north Helper to the Gigliotti Price River crossing is pending.

The section leading to the city's 10-million gallon tank on 1000 North Carbonville Road has been disinfected and bacteriological testing has been conducted.

The remainder of the pipeline was scheduled to be disinfected in the immediate future.

Currently, the cleanup, grading and asphalt restoration phases are taking place along the pipeline route.

In the meantime, Price city anticipates receiving a response from the county regarding the status of the restoration along the Carbonville Road.

Addressing an unrelated agenda item, the city council voted to increase rates approximately 10 percent at the swimming pool.

The swimming pool passes for group rates will increase immediately for the first time in 14 years, according to the city officials. The increase in revenue will be used to complete improvements at the city pool.

The council members discussed current improvements which are taking place at the pool facility.

It was explained that the boiler project is complete, but a change order was made to the original plans.

The change included moving the boiler system to the parks department building where water piping and insulation were performed. The move required an increased rate for the entire project, indicated the city council and mayor.

Currently, the total cost for the system sits at $211,000. The total expenditure exceeds the original budget for the project by approximately $11,000. The additional costs include the construction of a building which will house the new pump.

The council members explained that nearly half of the project total will be covered by a grant in the amount of $100,000 from the Utah Community Impact Board.

The boiler system became operational in the middle part of April and, according to city officials, the system has been working well. However, few minor adjustments will be made.A back flow prevention device will be installed on the water supply line, pointed out the Price officials.

Also, future consideration will be given to implementing a water softener to prolong the life of the newly installed equipment.

The existing electrical panel which services the parks department was impacted by the pool piping and was relocated in order to meet current electrical codes.

Finally, the council approved a resolution dealing with the placement of vending machines on city property.

Council members explained that the resolution will keep all vendor operations uniform and simple to understand.

The resolution will go into effect July 1 and basically requires any private vending machine company to comply with a set of rules and regulations that will be monitored by each city department.

The resolution includes any food or beverage machine company and requires an agreement to operate with the municipality's boundaries on any property owned by the city, pointed out the mayor and council members.


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