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Wayne County, Utah (population 2,114) Board of Commissioners, April 5, 1999 (L to R): Scott Durfey, Clenn Okerlund (Chair), Stan Allen
(#4750/17-18) 1999, Archival pigmented inkjet on paper, 12X28 inches

COMMISSION MEETING April 5, 1999

ATTENDING: Clenn Okerlund, Chairman

Scott Durfey, Commissioner Stan Allen, Commissioner Paul Lyman, Attorney

Sandra Rees, Clerk

TED TAYLOR, Road Supervisor, met with the Commissioners. VERL BAGLEY, Extension Agent, said that his office has been instructed to help the County with the GPS mapping. He will help any way he can and may also be able to get student help from USU.

DON TORGERSON, Sheriff, asked about pleas in abeyance. He feels that the County Attorney is accepting too many pleas in abeyance. He also asked about liquor law funds. He said the Sheriff's Association said for each County to make sure the funds are spent correctly. He asked about CPR training for the Search and Rescue. The EMTs want to be paid to provide the training. The Commissioners will talk to Vicky Bower about the training.

COLLEEN CHAPPELL, County Nurse, asked if the Sanitation Department employees need hepatitis shots and what kind they need. They do need the shots. She will get the hepatitis A serum.

GARY HALL and KAY ERICKSON, BLM, met with the Commissioners and Ted Taylor concerning the proposed wilderness. VERL BAGLEY, BARLOW PACE, SHERIFF DON TORGERSON, GEORGE MORRELL, BRUCE MORRELL, DWIGHT BRINKERHOFF, DAVID BRINKERHOFF, AND BLISS BRINKERHOFF were also in attendance. Right now there is a scoping period for the EIS. All comments on the proposal must be written and must be submitted within the time period allowed. Mr. Hall said that all comments need to be submitted by May 19, 1999. The EIS will be for the BLM Wilderness Reinventory. 300,300 additional acres have been added to wilderness study areas in Wayne County. An open house will be held in Richfield on May 5 to discuss proposed WSA.

 

MAURI PARSONS, TV Maintenance, met with the Commissioners and discussed needs of the system for 1999. The County has 7 sites with translators - Fremont, West Loa, Goblers Nob, Fruita, Caineville, Hanksville and Windy Ridge which only has two radio frequencies that are picked up directly from Salt Lake. 13 FM translators and 29 TV translators are licensed to Wayne County. Goblers Nob, Teasdale, is the main hub in the County. This year Mauri would like to replace the 1 watt translators at Fremont, Hanksville, and another site to be decided later. The translators will be about $4,500 each. The Hanksville building needs new shingles and the aluminum soffits need to be repaired at a cost of approximately $1,500. He will check with Ron New to see if he can do it. Commissioner Durfey made a motion to allow Mauri to do the projects that he has outlined for 1999. Commissioner Okerlund seconded the motion and the motion carried unanimously.

Leon Bogedahl, Wildlife Resources, presented a check for $343.73 to the Commissioners for payment in lieu as contracted for wildlife lands . DWR would like to put permanent foliage in at the Bicknell Bottoms. They would like to put in Russian Olives. Russian Olives are problem vegetation and the Commissioners would like to confer with the Weed Board before giving approval for the plantings. DWR is having success with the Rio Grande Turkeys. They were planted in the Caineville area and are doing well. There are approximately 200 in the Caineville area. They would like to put them in Government Creek, Pine Creek and Sand Creek drainage. Commissioner Allen made a motion to support the DWR in planting the turkeys in those areas requested. Commissioner Durfey seconded the motion and the motion carried unanimously.

JUDGE ROY BROWN and DEANN SCHAUGAARD, Justice Court, need new computer that will be Y2K compliant. Commissioner Allen made a motion to allow the Justice Court to get a new computer and for them to try to adjust their 1999 budget to accommodate the additional cost. Commissioner Durfey seconded the motion and the motion carried unanimously.

The Commissioners discussed new fees for the twice week pick up for the landfill. Commissioner Durfey made a motion to increase the fee for double pick up to $4 per can per week. Commissioner Okerlund seconded the motion and the motion carried.

Commissioner Allen made a motion to appoint the following as directors of the Wayne County Water Conservancy District for the designated terms:

1 YEAR TERM

     Phillip Pace         Torrey               1999-2000

      Dwight Williams Teasdale             1999-2000

     Barlow Pace          Loa                  1999-2000

 

2 YEAR TERM

 

     Stanley Allen        County Commissioner  1999-2001

     Clenn Ovkerlund Lyman                1999-2001

     Lavor Wells          Hanksville     1999-2001

 

3 YEAR TERM

      Thomas A. Jeffery    Fremont              1999-2002

     John Jackson         Caineville     1999-2002

     Bliss Brinkerhoff    Bicknell             1999-2002

 

Commissioner Okerlund seconded the motion and the motion passed unanimously.

VICKY TAFT, EMS, and JAMES ANDERSON, discussed the need for the EMTs to have a web site. The travel council has a web site and would be able to link EMS to it. It will be $250 for initial set up fee for James. Commissioner Okerlund made a motion to approve the initial set up fee for the web site. Commissioner Allen seconded the motion and the motion carried. Vicky gave the Commissioners a review for the ambulance billing and payments. She presented a request from A.O.Lester to accept the Medicare payment for the ambulance bills for Ruth Lester. Commissioner Durfey made motion to forgive rest of the ambulance bill. Commissioner Allen seconded the motion and the motion carried. Vicky also discussed overtime. She needs to order jump kits for the new EMTs. The Commissioners approved EMT conference in May in Moab.

Commissioner Allen made a motion to clarify that Russian Olive is on the Wayne County noxious weeds list. Commissioner Durfey seconded the motion and the motion carried.

Commissioner Allen made a motion to give the ball recreation programs the same amount as last year, $1,500. Commissioner Okerlund seconded the motion and the motion carried.

Commissioner Durfey made a motion to give $200 to the Loa scout troops to pick up trash at the landfill and to approve the eagle project of Cody Anderson to shingle and paint the restrooms at the fairgrounds. Commissioner Allen seconded the motion and the motion carried.

Commissioner Durfey made a motion to approve the minutes of the previous meeting as read. Commissioner Allen seconded the motion and the motion carried.

Commissioner Durfey made a motion to approve the vouchers of March for payment and to adjourn the meeting at 3:45 p.m. Commissioner Allen seconded the motion and the motion carried unanimously.

Clenn Okerlund, Chairman

Sandra N. Rees, Clerk