Jeff Adams, from the SouthEast Utah Association of Local Governments, made a presentation to the council concerning the 21st Century Community Awards. Adams explained the three levels, bronze, silver and gold, and the nine assessments necessary to achieve these three levels. The council set a date to work with Adams and complete the assessments before the deadline which was June 30. With the completion of these assessments, the city of Cleveland could earn $2,400.
In the next order of business, a building permit was issued to Ron Kennedy and a building permit application for Shawn Ward was tabled until July's meeting.
A formal letter of request to Utah Power was signed by the council concerning the relocation of a power pole on 400 West. Discussion was also held concerning a water connection that is located in the sidewalk. The contractor is handling the safety issue and boxing the connection properly.
A discussion and selection of the Honored Citizens for the July 24 Celebration was next. After considering several worthy town residents, the council voted to name Sherrell and DeAnn Ward to that position. That celebration will be held on July 19.
The budget concerns were the next items to be discussed. After extensive review, the 2002-03 budget was amended and closed. The council then proceeded to review and adopt the 2003-04 budget with appropriate increases to city employees.
The council then reviewed two items for their approval. First was the agreement between Cleveland City and the Castle Valley Special Service District. After some discussion, the council approved signing the agreement. The second item was the agreement with Mallard Cable, headquartered in Spanish Fork. Mallard Cable is the cable TV provider for the town of Cleveland. The council also approved this agreement which remained the same as in the previous years.
Councilwoman Karen Nielsen requested that the duration of the set watering times for city property be reduced. Councilwoman Freda Fillmore reported on several Eagle Scout projects around the town. She also stated that the county flag would be unveiled at the Emery County Fair.
Councilman Greg Oliver informed the Mayor and council that the fire department had requested regularly scheduled meetings for their volunteers. The department is very interested in scheduling more training. Oliver also reported on the upgrade to the sprinkler system and fencing at the ball parks in town.
Roger Hickok from Economic Development requested a volunteer from the council to serve on a subcommittee to represent the North end of the County. The council will discuss this and inform Hickok of their decision.
Mayor Jeff Horrocks reported that the sidewalk projects are up and running and will continue until the funding is depleted. The next Cleveland City Council meeting will be held July 10 at 7 p.m.