Carbon County commissioners voted to formalize an agreement to join the Seven Counties Infrastructure Coalition at a meeting Wednesday.
The coalition serves as an informal advisory group between seven Eastern Utah counties that would focus on economic development and transportation, as well as aid in the receiving and application of funds towards infrastructural developments. Carbon County will be joining Daggett, Duchesne, Emery, Grand, San Juan and Uintah counties in this coalition.
According to the Times-Independent, the idea came about during a discussion of ways to improve Eastern Utah’s overall transportation infrastructure. One of these improvements would be the possibility of building a crude oil pipeline between Duschesne and Carbon counties. This would make it more safe and easy to transport the 20,000 to 30,000 barrels of crude oil per day from the Uintah Basin to Helper and ease the truck traffic through Indian Canyon.
Much of the improvement ideas are still under discussion and will be considered once all seven counties have agreed to the establishment of the coalition.
Other topics discussed in the meeting included the approval of Security Monitoring Contract with Superior Security and the denial of the Fire and Alarm Monitoring Contract with MBE Security because it was set to be long term.