At the regular city council meeting on Wednesday, Mayor Joe Piccolo and the Price City Council took a few minutes to acknowledge the Price City Police Department and its officers for the tough situations they faced this past week.
The Mayor praised the force for how they conducted themselves and reminded Chief Kevin Drolc to make sure he and his men take the time to care for themselves as well. Several other council members also spoke to the professionalism of the Price Police Department as they do their jobs day in and day out.
In other business, Southeastern Utah Health Department’s Kourtney Herrera, Debbie Marvidakis and Diane Lodesero requested permission from Price City to hold a 5/10K run in Price in early April. The funding to put on the event is part of money the Department receives from the tax added to tobacco products. It is to be used to help promote smoking cessation activities.
The run would be free to all and include a T-shirt and materials to help support the efforts of those trying to kick the habit. The council approved their efforts and advised them to work with Drolc and Price City PD on traffic issues and the route of the race.
Big Don’s Pizza was approved for a conditional use request amendment for dine-in seating for its establishment. John Richens was approved for an outside water user hook-up to Price City water system.
In committee reports, the water situation up at Scofield reservoir was discussed. Although it is lower this year than last year at this time, optimism remains that it will fill to adequate capacity before winter is over. A discussion on looking at upgrading the water gates at the dam to a computerized system for water control took place. Mayor Piccolo felt it might be prudent for Price City to be the lead in pushing the discussions forward between all entities involved. A motion to begin that process was approved.