Price City recently partnered with the Community Impact Board (CIB) and has been awarded a huge grant for road construction projects within the city.
The $250,000 grant, coupled with an additional $250,000 loan, will fund road construction projects on 700 East and 100 South. Additional projects will occur between 300 West, 200 South, and 600 South.
“We have been approved for the the full $500,000 collectively as a security shield,” said Price City Mayor Joe Piccolo at Wednesday’s city council meeting. “We do not intend to go over budget. We do intend to have future expenses covered in case something does happen over the time causing an inflation in costs.”
The budget for the project has been set at $300,000.
Other notes from the meeting:
-Sam White, Price City PublicВ UtilitiesВ Supervisor, explained to councilmen and those in attendance the progress of the city’s plan for water conservation. A special meeting on August 23, at 8 a.m. will detail the plan in depth.
-Councilmen authorized the cancellation of the proposed Creekview Park near 200 South and 600 West due to legal issues with property owners and the overall expense of the project. All bids for the project are also cancelled. Councilmen authorized city staff members to pursue alternate options and locations for the park or a possible playground or pavilion near the original proposed location using the same funds.
-Carbon High School Student Government approached councilmen during the public comment portion of the meeting to propose a back-to-school party at the wave pool on August 22. The cost to reserve the pool during the hours of 7-9 p.m. would be $285. StudentВ government then proposed a 50/50 split with Price City. Councilmen agreed to the split. However, because the students approached councilmen during the public comment portion of the meeting, the item will be approved at the next city council meeting on August 22 at 5:30 p.m., one-and-a-half hours prior to the proposed party. In return for the split, councilmen only asked that student government return and report on the evening. “I think it’s a fun idea,” said Councilwoman Kathy Hanna-Smith. “I think you see the value of that pool. That’s why you’re holding an event there. So I like the idea that you are considering that to be a place to have a good time.”
Price City Councilmen will next meet August 22.