Ferron City Council Discusses Girls State, Bike Track at Regular Meeting

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Jo Sansevero of the Ferron American Legion Auxiliary approached the Ferron City Council members Thursday evening to ask for a donation to send five girls to the American Legion Auxiliary Girls State.

American Legion Auxiliary Girls State is a nonpartisan program that teaches young women responsible citizenship and love for God and Country. Participants learn how to participate in the functioning of their state’s government in preparation for their future roles as responsible adults.

The council agreed to donate $100 for each girl to attend.

Also at the meeting, Bill Langston, owner of Total Insanity Motorsports, discussed the plans for the bike track at the fairgrounds. He said that they are behind schedule due to loss of equipment usage but explained to the council that once they have equipment, they can begin moving the dirt into place.

Council members also listened as Todd Thorn from Southeastern Utah Association of Local Government explained Community Development Block Grant and the revolving loan fund programs.

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is a flexible program that provides communities with resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs. A revolving loan fund (RLF) is a gap financing measure primarily used for development and expansion of small businesses. It is a self-replenishing pool of money, utilizing interest and principal payments on old loans to issue new ones.

Bids were opened for re-roofing of the Ferron City Hall. Only two bids were received and after reviewing the bids, the council was unclear on whether the bids included the same type of roofing and what roofing materials would best suit the city hall. The council made the decision to table awarding a contract until they find a consultant to give recommendations. After receiving a recommendation, the project will go out for a new bid.

The next Ferron City Council meeting will be on May 14 at 7 p.m.

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