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Nine candidates apply to fill Price City Council seat

By Sun Advocate

It was back to business for the Price City Council last Wednesday during the first meeting of 2002.
The Jan. 9 public meeting was Joe Piccolo’s first session as Price mayor and Elizabeth Kourianos first session as a city council person.
Last week’s public meeting was routine as the council rolled up its sleeves and embarked on a new year.
The first order of business was to consider selecting a qualified candidate to fill the city council position left vacant with Piccolo’s advancement to the mayor’s office. Nine Price residents have submitted applications for the council seat.
The applicants for the vacant council position include Joe Christman, Nick Tatton, Don Reaveley, Johnny Mahleres, John B. Angotti, Arthur G. Daniels, Dalvin B. Bradley, Frank R. Ori Jr. and Jerry B. Spendlove.
The mayor asked the current council members to review the applications and set up interviews with the applicants.
Following the interviews, the officials will submit three names to the mayor and the new council person will be selected and sworn into office Jan. 23.
Richard Tatton requested not to be included in the decision because one applicant is a family member.
In other business, the Carbon District of Boys Scouts were given permission to close 100 East between Main Street and 100 North on March 16 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the organi-zation’s Scout-A-Rama.
The council discussed the community director position that was previously occupied by Vernon Jones.
The mayor recommended to the council that any action on the position be postponed until the new council member is appointed.
The date for interviewing the candidates will be scheduled after that time.
Price officials have set Feb. 11 as a date for a retreat where the officials will bring in an outside facilitator to work with the council and city staff to establish a mission statement and coordinate goals.
Jan. 23 has been designated as Legislature Day at the Utah Capitol. Several Price City Council members, as well as the mayor and a couple high school students will attend the sessions.
The city’s flag display schedule was distributed to the council members.
The schedule included Jan. 4, Utah Statehood Day, as well as upcoming holidays Civil Rights Day on Jan. 21 and President’s Day on Feb. 18.
At last Wednesday’s council meeting, there was a report of work hours by the parks and recreation department for community service time.
During the past 14 months, a total of $9,081 in work hours have been completed in Price on projects benefiting the general public.
The hours included work contributions from the 7th District Juvenile Court, Carbon County Justice Court and 7th District Court. The work hours are equivalent to $56,758, according to the report.

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