Carbon County Commissioners Talk About Third Party Road Testing in Nine Mile Canyon


A potential road through Nine Mile Canyon has moved a step closer to construction Wednesday as Carbon County Commissioners heard results of a third-party test conducted on the projected road.

The test was conducted to ensure other tests were done properly before the county can continue with the project. The test cost the county $11,000. The inspector explained to commissioners that they should have a healthy road and that it should enjoy longevity. Overall, no problems were found with the soil samples taken from the site. The project meets all requirements to continue.

Other notes from the meeting:

  • Sales bid for vertical turbine pump station for fairgrounds irrigation was opened and discussed. Only one bid was submitted. Grand Junction Pipe and Supply bid the following: $95,900 for big pumps. $24,400 for small pumps. $65,559.05 for specialty pumps. There is 100 percent redundancy on each pipe. Estimated time to complete the pump station is 8-12 weeks.
  • Renew worksite learning contracts with Nicole Steele from Workforce Services.
  • Commissioners approved amendment #3 to Communities that Care/CTE contract from Four Corners Behavioral Health for a substance abuse prevention contract.
  • Commissioners tabled a resolution presented by Sunnyside and East Carbon to establish a public safety special service district for fire and ambulance services in the area. Commissioners need to set up a work meeting to develop the resolution before going forward. Fire trucks will cost $300,000 and ambulance vans will cost $240,000. Both are estimates.
The next Carbon County Commission meeting will take place June 20.
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