Emery County has set their surplus auction sale for June 27 at 10 a.m. at the Emery County Road Shop. Commissioner Gary Kofford said there will be a bus, cars and vehicles from the sheriff's office along with a couple of cats from the road department up for auction. Randy Anderson from Emery will be the auctioneer for the event.
Other business at the April 28 meeting including opening the bid for the chiller replacement for the county building. The bid was awarded to Alternative Mechanical Contractors Incorporated for the chiller replacement and a glycol feeder. The road department will dispose of the old chiller and remove the freon so it can be disposed of properly. While the contractor was in town for the site showing on the chiller, he looked at the humidifier on the museum.
The commission determined the humidifier installation will need to be advertised and bid properly. The museum is currently without a humidifier and one is needed to keep the artifacts preserved in the proper manner.
The commission opened bids for a parcel of property in Ferron which was determined surplus. Two bids were received one for $120 and one for $300. The highest bid was accepted. The county attorney will prepare the deed for the transfer of property to Phillip Larsen.
A business license was granted for the Snack Shack for Marvin and Elaine Garrett to operate the restaurant at Millsite Golf Course and also a vending cart on the golf course.
Treasurer Steven Barton reported there are four tax payers subject to the May tax sale. He asked the commission to approve a tax deferral agreement to add six months to the time allotted for payment on these properties. He has been in contact with each tax payer and they have been making payments. The commissioners approved to allow these taxpayers to sign an agreement for taxes to be paid in full by Nov. 30.
The commissioners approved the change of the May 26 commission meeting to May 27 at 9 a.m. with the proper advertisement.
Commissioner Jeff Horrocks was approved to be the county representative on the Regional Advisory Council for the Division of Wildlife Resources.
An agreement with Rocky Mountain Power was approved for the relocation of power poles so phase seven of the Moore Road project can move forward.
An employment contract was approved to hire Mike Olsen for work with the county attorney's office. This position is funded until Dec. 31 and the next budget will determine if the position continues to be funded. It is currently funded with one time money.
Commissioner Laurie Pitchforth reported she attended the Utah Association of County meetings in Richfield and they were very informative. She also attended a training with the sheriff's office and said the sheriff and his officers are fine gentlemen who represent the county well.
Pitchforth attended a meeting with the Division of Natural Resources and they are hiring a new employee for Goblin Valley.
Commissioner Horrocks said he also attended UAC meetings and several items discussed were useful to the county. One item he is currently working on is getting the classification for SR-29 around Joe's Valley changed so ATV access is more liberal in the area around the marina and from the campgrounds. People are being cited in those areas for travel on the highway.
Horrocks reported the mural at the museum was recently completed and a grant and donation allowed that work to be done. Also the tree stumps left from the removal of the large trees was discussed. The museum board will decide if the stumps should be removed or perhaps carved into decorative wood sculptures.
Kofford said the Emery County Special Service District number one is going to approach the CIB for a loan for the Lila Canyon road project. "We feel strongly about that project because it will be approximately 250 jobs for the Emery and Carbon area.
"The Moore Phase seven project is on the bid list now. The Goblin Valley road is also going out for bid the end of May and the project will move forward this summer," said Kofford.
Work also needs to be done on the road from Goblin Valley to Little Wild Horse with recent storms the drainage there isn't good. Kofford also thanked Sheriff Guymon for their work in the recovery of the missing lady at Little Wild Horse. "We appreciate your work on that recovery. It seems like two or three times a week, you're needed out there. Tell the deputies they are appreciated," said Kofford.