New Emery County Event Director Announced at Commission Meeting

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At the Emery County Commission meeting on Tuesday, Holly Jorgensen was announced as the new event director for the county.

The commission and the travel board chose Jorgensen. A contract was not ratified as Jorgensen was not present and nothing had been drawn up yet. Melanie Weaver was also ratified as an assistant to county attorney Mike Olsen.

Other action at the commission meeting included discussion about insurance for vendors at the county fair. Fair director Julie Jones explained the different divisions of vendors, which are large and small, local and non-local, food and non-food. She asked the commission about liability coverage for these different vendors. She said she had contacted two different agents about this type of coverage. This was tabled . They also discussed fair entertainment and advertisement. Two bands have been contracted; they are Johnny V and Mill Street. The entertainment was approved but fair advertisement needed more negotiation before action could be taken.

Selling the care center in Ferron was discussed, but no was action taken. Upon recommendation from the planning commission a level three conditional use permit was issued to Bronco Mining. Hiring of Roger Brooks to finish a two-year project with tourism in Emery County was also approved. Funding comes from a grant with a 50% match. More information was needed from Certified Folders who distribute brochures about the county before approval could be granted.

Officials reports included Millsite Dam improvements are on hold. Farm Bureau reported that many businesses are expanding in the county, and a report from the State Economic Summit was to encourage businesses to use more technology in order to expand their horizons. Also mentioned was the groundbreaking ceremony for the Miner’s Memorial in Castle Dale. Notice was given of the hours at the landfill: Tuesday –Friday from 9-5:30 p.m. and Saturday from 8-4:30. They are asking citizens to be considerate of landfill workers regarding these hours. 

Commissioners also stressed that the economy in Emery County is looking much better.

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