Castle Dale City Council met for their regular session in October with Mayor Neal Peacock presiding. The meeting was to discuss issues and to hear from concerned citizens.
One of those concerned citizens was Brigid Wickersham who was concerned that the city was sending out flyers with reminders of ordinances but were not enforcing those existing ordinances. She pointed out cars and trailers being left on city streets for long periods of time. She also mentioned crumbling vacant or deteriorating like old buildings on Main Street that were a danger to the public. She wanted the ordinances against trailers and old junk automobiles being left sitting on city streets for long periods of time to be enforced. The trailers on city streets are creating a real visual obstruction hazard she said. She indicated that Valley View is one of the worst violators of this ordinance. Wickersham said the city of Castle Dale looked shabby because of the neglect of enforcing existing ordinances against these abuses.
Mayor Peacock thanked Wickersham for her comments. No action was taken.
The discussion of the possibility of applying eminent domain to acquire property on Main Street in Castle Dale for the construction of a new City Hall was tabled until the next City Council meeting. Also until an appraiser could be selected and a new appraisal made of the property. All properties the city is interested in would be included in the appraisal.
Gary Peterson came to the Castle Dale City Council to express his concerns about the city issuing a business license to Steven Harmon who has an auto repair business and a mobile sand blasting business in Castle Dale. After the City Council had heard both parties and witnesses. The City Council found there was no legal issue provided against issuing a business license to Steven Harmon and agreed to issue the license.
Council Member Joel Dorsch announced the Pumpkin Festival would be held Oct. 27 at the recreation center at 5 p.m. Mayor Peacock announced the State of Utah had sent the city a check for $2,400 for the use of the Castle Dale City Park.
The mayor announced that he has sent a letter to the Emery County Commission about the desire to cancel the contract with the county building inspector. Gerry Stotler representing Volunteers of America has requested the city donate a room for a small office in the Castle Dale City building. That request was not approved.