Emery County Communications Director Brett Mills informed the Emery County Commissioners during their meeting Tuesday about the need for considerable new engineering with TV and communications for the county. These changes are a result of new regulations.
Many citizens in the county have over-the-air TV through antennas and depend on the microwave relay stations for their service. Trying to keep the cost down will require a change of equipment at each site. Mills stated that the hope is to obtain grant monies from the AOG to accomplish these needed changes.
Nosh Arrien and Shannon Hyatt asked the commission for fee waivers for special needs individuals who will be celebrating at a Special Needs Day, June 24, in Castle Dale. Autumn Arrien, from the recreation district, Castle Dale City and some private citizens have arranged this day full of activities. The waivers were granted and commendation was given to those who are preparing for this day.
Approval was given for the contract with Ryan Shupe as the opening number at the Emery County Fair’s concert. Also approved was the change order on Highway 10, which is part of the South Moore Cut-Off project. Storytime bag policy, library volunteer policy, the MOU with the school district for the purchase of a Wibit at the aquatic center and adjustment of the restroom cleaning and maintenance agreement for the Buckhorn Information Center were all approved.
Advertising for the construction of the Des Bee Dove Trail was approved as well as market match funding for the Joe’s Valley Fest, the Emery County Search and Rescue San Rafael Classic Triathlon, Green River Melon Cruise Car Show and the John Wesley Powell Museum River Runners Hall of Fame Rendezvous. These funds come from TRC funds.
ETV 10 News received sponsorship from the commissioners for the graduation spread in the newspaper and an advertising agreement with ETV Channel 6 loop. Emery County also agreed to a sponsorship with Chadwick Booth & Company for advertising on the County Seat. The commission will also write letters to the Governor’s Office of Economic Development regarding monies that were given to Southeastern Utah Commission Development Corp in support of the BEAR program.
Commissioners also ratified the construction plan for the Adobe Wash Sediment Basin and the environmental assessment from the BLM on Joe’s Valley Bouldering Area.