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Price Approves City's Proposals for CIB Funding


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By C.J. MCMANUS
Sun Advocate reporter

During the Nov. 8 council meeting, Price officials conducted a public hearing concerning the 2007 funding proposals the city will submit to the Utah Permanent Community Impact Board.

All projects that are proposed to the CIB must go through a public hearing process in order to receive community input.

The agenda and minutes from the meeting wherein the public hearing was conducted become part of the application for CIB funding.

In previous years, all items making up the list were required to have separate public hearings.

But starting in 2007, the entire list can be discussed and approved during the same hearing.

Last Wednesday, the Price City Council discussed and approved the following proposed projects to submit for consideration by the CIB board in 2007.

•Storm water management.

The project would consist of overall design and construction of storm drains within the city. Culverts would also be rebuilt.

Parking lot run off in critical areas would also be addressed.

"We are fast approaching a population of 10,000 and the EPA moves cities into a different class when you reach the population. It is time we got our storm drain system up to snuff," explained Price Mayor Joe Piccolo at last Wednesday's council meeting.

Monies for the project would consist of a $400,000 grant for the CIB grant along with a $10,000 match in Price city revenues.

•Meads Wash stream alteration.

The project would consist of improving the culverts around 800 North.

"It is difficult to get water off 800 North. The culverts in that area need to be self-cleaning, they continually get clogged with debris and perpetuate the problem," pointed out city engineer Gary Sonntag at the Price council meeting.

Monies for the proposed stream alteration project would consist of a requested $25,000 CIB grant along with an additional $75,000 in Price city funds

• Homestead Boulevard loop road.

The proposed roadway improvement project would consist of building a loop that would connect city streets.

The loop would begin where existing pavement ends at the intersection of Cedar Hills Drive and 800 North.

The proposed project would then loop north, east and south, tying into the existing Homestead Boulevard at 900 North.

Monies for the roadway project would consist of a $1,000,000 federal grant, a requested $508,000 CIB grant and $72,000 in Price city revenues.

•Dino-Mine Playground.

The city's proposal consists of finishing the playground and furnishing the funding to mitigate improvements planned for the surrounding area of the park.

Monies for the project would consist of a requested $100,000 CIB grant and an identical match of $100,000 from Price city.

•Library expansion.

The project would consist of improving and expanding the Price City Library.

Monies for the proposed project would consist of a requested $50,000 CIB grant, matched by $50,000 in Price city funds.

• Metering department small utility vehicle: Monies for this city purchase would consist of a $16,000 unmatched CIB grant.

•Water distribution system maintenance.

Monies for the proposed project would consist of a requested $100,000 CIB grant and $50,000 in Price city revenues.

•Sewer system maintenance.

Monies for the proposed sewer system project would consist of a $100,000 CIB grant and $10,000 dollars of Price City funds.

• Re-roof of Price City Hall: monies for the project would consist of a $100,000 unmatched CIB grant.

"These projects will take place in our city regardless of funding, this is not a wish list. These projects need to take place for the growth and well being of our city," concluded Piccolo.



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