Huntington Preparing For Heritage Days and Summer Activities


Heritage Days Stock Photo by Julie Johansen

By Julie Johansen

The Huntington City Council met on June 14 for their regularly scheduled June meeting. A business license for Circle A Contractor, LLC, received approval from the council. A bid from IMS Masonry for the cemetery arch repair in the amount of $48,668 was accepted by the council. This will include all the masonry work as well as the pillar on the south side.

Rocky Mountain Power contacted the city with a proposal to replace all 66 street lights with LED lights. This will cost the city about $13,000, but will amount to a yearly savings of about $4,890. The power bill for Huntington City has been about $800 a month but will drop to $435. The lights have about a five-year life span and are dark sky compliant. It will take the city about two and a half years to recoup the investment. This was approved by the council.

A public hearing to receive comments about the adjusted 2024 budget and the Fiscal Year 2025 budget was opened. Ronni Torre, City Treasurer, explained the budget revenue and expenditures in the various departments of the city for both budgets. There were no public comments, prompting the closing of the hearing, and the resolutions to adopt both budgets received unanimous approval by the council. The county tax rate of .000792 was also approved by adopting Resolution 10-2024.

Zoning Administrator Gary Arrington then explained an amendment to the Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) Ordinance, which was adopted. This will update the ADU ordinance 2-2024 to meet state code. The council was invited to study Chapter 6 of their General Plan for discussion at next month’s meeting.

Mayor Leonard Norton then began his report by pleading with everyone to please be careful with children, especially with outdoor activities such as riding recreation and on the streets. He complimented the maintenance staff on the city’s appearance. The mayor commented that it is really a busy time with Heritage Celebration coming soon. He again thanked the staff and officials for their work for the city.

Fire Chief Chase Majors outlined the fireworks preparation to the council. He has been busy training staff and helpers to have the fireworks show ready.

Council members then reported on their areas of responsibility. The Splash Pad is being repaired and should be ready soon. Rodeo preparations are underway with great expectations for the show.

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