Orangeville City Council April meeting opened with a prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance and welcome by Mayor Pat Jones.
Casey Toomer the Animal Control Officer reported he recently, with his dogs, treed a mountain lion near the Orangeville City bridge and the Department of Natural Resources destroyed the mountain lion.
James Healy the son of Karl Healy came before the City Council to ask if there were any projects he could work on for an Eagle Project. Councilman James Davis suggested a cement sidewalk project in the Welcome Park as an Eagle Project.
Mayor Jones discussed a water hookup at the cemetery to be supplied by the Cottonwood Creek Irrigation Company. The Mayor suggested, there was a possibility of Orangeville's secondary water system being connected to the holding pond of the Irrigation Company. This connection would increase the water pressure in Orangeville's secondary water system and benefit many residents.
The City Council will not raise the fee on sewer, water and garbage collection this year. For the past several years, the city has been raising the fee 2 percent each year.
The Mayor pointed out Orangeville City had increased the cost of water, sewer and garbage collection by one dollar earlier this year to pay for the installation of new electronically monitored water meters, as recommended by Jacob Sharp of the Special Service District. Most Emery County Cities have installed these meters. These new meters have reduced the amount of labor required to read the water meters.
Now the meters can be read each month, even when the meter is covered with snow. In addition these meters will alert the city to a leak in a line thereby saving some home owner from a large water bill.
The lease agreement with Sheila Phillips for the building at the old Dog Pound for her sign shop was approved at $200 per month. Bids were opened from three contractors for re-shingling part of Orangeville City Hall. Robertson and Sons Construction was awarded the bid as low bidder. One bidder did not meet all the requirements in the bid request and was disqualified.
Carole Larsen of the Planning Commission said, there has been an inquiry about putting a subdivision in Orangeville west of the John Baletka property. The Planning Commission will discuss the subdivision if it is on the agenda at the next scheduled planning commission meeting, which is the first Thursday of May.
Carol Stilson reported the Orangeville city cleanup will start at 8 a.m. on April 28 and a lunch will be provided at 1 p.m. for those participating. Carol also reported several dumpsters for use in the city cleanup would be installed this weekend around the city.
The Orangeville Days Celebration is scheduled for July 19-24. There will be scheduled activities for residents to participate in each day of this community event. The Orangeville City Parade will be held on July 21.
Mayor Jones said the battery controlled sprinkler valves have been installed in the Orangeville Cemetery, making it easier to keep the lawn watered properly.
The Mayor also reported there will be water rationing this year due to the lack of snow in the mountains. No schedule has been set for how much rationing of water will be needed at this time. The amount of usable irrigation water has been reduced to less than half an acre foot by the Irrigation Company.
As more people get involved in our city projects and activities they develop an appreciation for the city, thereby reducing the amount of vandalism at city facilities.