Emery County Re-Approves EMS Agreement

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By Julie Johansen

Emery County Commissioners reapproved a county Emergency Management System Cooperative Agreement, Articles of Incorporation and by-laws at their bi-monthly meeting on Tuesday.

Although only four towns have signed the agreement, the approval was given and the EMS system will advance on this agreement. As other municipalities agree with the system, they can join as well.

Other matters for discussion on the agenda included Western Metal’s bid for the scrap metal pile at the landfill, which was accepted. Bids for a complete security camera system at the Emery County Jail were opened and will be under the advisement of Emery County Sheriff Greg Funk before being awarded. The bids were from Security 101 and Sound Unlimited.

Approval to adopt a resolution requiring federal and state agencies with management, oversight and planning duties to coordinate with Emery County on all land use and natural resource planning within the county was also granted. County attorney Mike Olsen felt that this was a little stronger than the County’s General Plan and recommended this action in order to protect the county’s interests.

Tax rollbacks were discussed and approved upon recommendation of Emery County Assessor Kris Bell.

The BLM Title V Right-of-Way application and emergency borrow area for the Price River Road near Mounds was approved. Commendations were given to the BLM for its expediency in this matter as it was recently washed out and exposed fiber cable from the flooding in Carbon County.

Two requests for tourism incentive funds, Caddy’s and digital event signs for the east and west sides of Emery County, were tabled until 2017. Castle Valley Outdoors was granted matching tourism funds to help illuminate its entry sign along Highway 10.

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