Elmo City Council met last Wednesday Feb. 6 for their regularly scheduled meeting. Even with a snowstorm predicted for the weekend, they were focused on the summer ahead. Several temporary positions will be available with the city, as the weather gets warmer.
Elmo town manager, Delena Fish presented the council with the following job descriptions:
Cemetery Lawn Maintenance with duties to include regular mowing of lawns (at least 1 time per week), trimming around headstones, watering, weed control, replacement of turf, bagging, removal and disposal of cut grass, regular maintenance. Ensure sprinklers are in working order. Monitor coverage and provide minimal repair, i.e., cleaning irritation heads.
Park Maintenance with duties to include regular mowing of lawns (at least 1 time per week) trash control, bagging, ensure garbage collection containers are placed for pickup weekly, policing playground for trash and foreign objects, maintain clean sand box, repair and maintenance of playground equipment and ball fields. Ensure sprinklers are in working order. Monitor coverage and provide minimal repair, i.e., cleaning clogged heads.
Curb and Gutter Maintenance duties include regular cleaning/maintenance of drainage grates and signs.
There was a discussion on the park maintenance duties. The park area was defined as the entire block the park is located on. Since it does include the entire block, the option to use town mowing equipment would also be given. В If the sub contractors choose to use their own equipment the reimbursement per month would be increased by $50 per week to cover maintenance of the private equipment. If town equipment is used the $50 would not be given.
In other business, Brent Hadfield outlined the process to apply for a recreation grant for upgrades and improvements to the park and ball fields. He stated it would be much like the CIB process. A proposal will be presented to the board, approval given, project completed and town bill district for payment. He stated that most anything that pertains to recreations would qualify.
Items discussed were new bases for the baseball field, bleachers, cover for dugouts, fix eaves of the pavilion, sand and fending for the baseball fields, RV Dump. The council will come with a list of items to next meeting for a final decision.
The council also reviewed their 2013 CIB funding request and decided to drop the request for funding for a skate park and add in funding for an RV dump and trash collection facility. Equipment purchases and a kitchen facility for the town hall remained at the top of the priority list.
Curb and gutter projects have been cut back due to CIB funding cuts. Main Street to 200 West will get a new curb and gutter. All other projects for Elmo were cut.
Secondary water rent will remain at $2.00 a share as prior years. Emery County will be contacted about the fading speed limit signs. Elmo is still trying to work with Huntington for dog catching services. If they can’t work something out they may look to buying their own equipment to handle the stray dog problem.