Carbon County Commission discusses rountine business matters

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Carbon County Commissioners awarded the Carbon County employee of the month, made changes to county roads, and were presented with an American Lands Council presentation.

Gypsie Degaldo was awarded the Carbon County employee of the month award for May. Delgado previously worked in the county jail and now works for the court system. She was honored to be given the award and looks forward to continuing working for Carbon County.

Roads in Carbon County will be under some changes in the future. Savage Road will be accepted as a county road and Dimick Lane will now be classified as a Class B road. Class B and D roads will allow the use of off-highway vehicles under regulation of the county.

Doug Heaton presented to commissioners about the chance to serve on the American Lands Council. This council is for commissioners throughout the state of Utah wanting to return federal lands to state lands. The commissioners decided not to participate in the council at this time.

Other notes from the meeting:

Ordinance No. 452 was approved by the board and supported by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources. This ordinance will work within the county to preserve sage grouse, an endangered bird that resides in Utah. A public hearing was held during the meeting and no one objected to helping save the species.

Construction of a civil air patrol hangar at the airport was approved.

A future discussion will take place with Helper City regarding a RAP (Recreation, Arts, and Parks) tax to be imposed in the near future.

The matter of funding sources for independent counsel for the Sheriff’s merit board and Carbon County Board of Adjustments was tabled until the next commission meeting.

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