Protection Coming for the Crandall Canyon Miners’ Memorial


By Julie Johansen

During a recent meeting, the Emery County Commissioners reported that emergency funding had been received over the weekend to build a protective wall above the Crandall Canyon Miners’ Memorial monument. The contract with Wall Contractors was ratified as the footers were being poured on Tuesday. Johansen & Tuttle Engineering did the engineering previously and work has started to prevent any damage from flooding or erosion. The project will cost approximately $100,000, of which the Forest Service will pay $75,000. Murray Energy and Emery County will pick up the remaining bill.

Also during the meeting, approval was given for eight passes to the aquatic center to help with the Habitat for Humanity Golf Tournament. A change order for Millsite was also approved. Membership fees to RUA and SEUALG, each for $5,000, were discussed and determined to be beneficial to the county, so approval was given.

Mary Huntington, the county’s personnel director, approached commissioners requesting flu shots for all employees as part of the annual wellness clinic on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. This will be available for all county employees, full or part-time, as well as EMT volunteers. The clinic will utilize Emery Medical Center and the cost will be $250 for each participant. Also approved was four hours of vacation time for anyone participating in the wellness clinic.

The revised Emery County Personnel Policy and Procedures Manual presented by county attorney Mike Olsen at a previous meeting was approved with the addition of a three-year retention of employment when employees have received training paid for by the county. If termination occurs within the three years, then the individual will be required to reimburse the county for the training expense.

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