Emery County Commission Report


By Sara Price

Emery County Commissioners met Tuesday, Sept. 24 to discuss issues including recent flooding, ACA compliance, tax abatements and more. They approved using Emery Medical Center to continue their annual Emery County Wellness Clinic for all county employees. These clinics offer complete physicals and vaccines for employees and has been successful in past years.

The Bailey Basket artifact was approved to be on a one-year loan to the Museum of the San Rafael from a museum in Salt Lake City. Due to the lack of a curator at the museum, all local finds are first sent to Salt Lake City,. The basket was expected to arrive on Sept. 25, just in time for the Museum of the San Rafael’s 20th anniversary.

Commissioners approved to secure reimbursement for search and rescue operations the county has conducted on national forest grounds. These have included road closures, clearings and rescues performed during the recent flooding.

During their reports, commissioners updated the public on the status of the rodeo budget, which stayed close to the projected figure and ended up breaking even. The trip to Washington DC over the public land use bill was discussed, as well as the recent water study conducted by USU and the employee luncheon that took place at Melon Days. The commissioners were all-in-all pleased with their current reports.


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