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Live Earth to honor Veterans at Christmas


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By COREY BLUEMEL
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Councilman Pat Sundstrom stated that Dave Taylor of Live Earth has purchased 94 Christmas wreaths to be displayed on the graves of the veterans in the Emery Cemetery. Russell Taylor said, "This program began in Arlington Cemetery and Dave felt it would be a good thing to do for Emery's vets. The youth are involved to get a feel for the sacrifice made by the veterans for not only the country, but for the county and the town of Emery. This project is scheduled to be done on Dec. 9."

A public hearing to hear comments and discuss the RV park ordinance being considered for the town of Emery was the first order of business for the council. Council person Corinne Dalton explained the process for drafting the proposed ordinance for Emery.

"I contacted several towns in Utah who have ordinances and are rural towns also. When Mt. Pleasant responded, their ordinance states that the minimum space allowed for a travel trailer in an RV park is 1,500 square feet with a 20 foot frontage onto the road. Richfield responded and their ordinance states the park must not be less than 10 acres with a 10 percent minimum of that space to be used for multiple use space such as playgrounds, swimming pools, and other things that can be used by everyone in the park," said Dalton.

Mayor Michael Williams stated that the ordinance Dalton has drafted is very similar to the ordinances from the towns who responded to the request for the ordinance. It was suggested and approved for Emery's ordinance to take out the construction time limits for an RV park. It was also recommended that the ordinance state that an RV park may not be less than two acres, and the density of parking sites will be determined by the owner of the park as well as the length of stay for RVs.

Another public hearing subject was the future site plan for the town hall/fire station/post office complex. Mistie Christiansen explained that Craig Johansen has helped her with the application to be submitted to the CIB. The application is nearly ready to be submitted to be considered for funding of the new complex.

"The one thing I need before the application can be submitted is a rough drawing of the proposed complex in conjunction with the community center that is already at the site. The CIB will need to be aware of the placement of city hall and fire station," said Christiansen.

Following a discussion of the layout and plans for the new proposed complex, it was decided to locate the city hall and fire station building adjacent to the new community center. It was decided that a building of about 6,000 square feet would be sufficient for the needs of the town.

After the public hearing was closed, the council approved both actions.

Glenys Sitterud informed the council concerning the ATV trail from Emery to the monument outside of town. She stated that many Emery and Carbon county ATV riders and volunteers have constructed a bridge across one of the washes along the trail. The trail is now complete except that it needs a cattle guard. She also stated that the Richfield and Price Bureau of Land Management people have ridden the trail from Emery to Quitchupah. The BLM representatives have located this road on a 1965 BLM map.

During the youth council report, Mayor Williams announced that Genesis, a group of Japanese businessmen had been in Emery to visit the TRC facility. As a part of their stay, the group had dinner with the youth city council. "They were so impressed with the town of Emery and especially the youth city council, that they all chipped in and made a donation to the youth council. The Genesis group donated a total of $800 and TRC put in $200 to the youth city council. After the group returned to Japan, they sent a letter to the town expressing how impressed they were with Emery and its youth," stated Mayor Williams.

Council person Dalton announced several problems have arisen lately due to misinformation about Emery's planning and zoning commission. She said many people are not aware that Emery now has a planning and zoning commission and are still continuing to go to the county building to get clearances. She asked everyone to be aware that if they are going to build anything in Emery, they must first come to Emery's planning and zoning commission for the necessary clearances. A person can check with city hall for the times and the items needed.

Marian Mangum informed the council the committee to plan the 2007 Pioneer Day festivities has been formed and they are meeting to finalize the plans. She asked about a budget for the celebration and Councilman Eric Anderson gave her the expenses and revenues from the 2006 celebration. He stated that he pursues donations from businesses around the county to help with the expense.

Councilman Anderson informed the council that to comply with emergency preparedness plans, he is required to do a vulnerability assessment of the sewer system in Emery. He will begin this process in the very near future.

Mayor Williams said Emery is having a feral cat problem. These cats are sick in many cases and traps are being secured to help with the removal of the sick cats.

Councilman Pat Sundstrom stated that Dave Taylor of Live Earth has purchased 94 Christmas wreaths to be displayed on the graves of the veterans in the Emery Cemetery. Russell Taylor said, "This program began in Arlington Cemetery and Dave felt it would be a good thing to do for Emery's vets. The youth are involved to get a feel for the sacrifice made by the veterans for not only the country, but for the county and the town of Emery. This project is scheduled to be done on Dec. 9."

The council approved two new business licenses for Emery. The next Emery Council meeting will be held Dec. 12 at 6 p.m.



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