Safe Routes to School Discussed by Huntington City Council


At a Huntington City Council meeting last week, the council discussed a new application the council is working toward for safe routes to school. The council explained that around some of the turns at Canyon View Junior High, the cars can’t see the kids and the kids can’t see the cars. UDOT offers grants to do projects, and Huntington is applying for money to do so. It was explained that the city’s application was expected to be completed within the days following the meeting.

There have been also concerns from citizens about the traffic light on Main Street. The council has asked UDOT to put arrows on the road. The city wanted a straight arrow and a turning arrow, but was only able to get a turning arrow. It is going to take some adjusting for people, but the council thinks that cars are already using the lane better.

Also at the meeting, Shelbee Murdock, Miss Emery County’s Outstanding Teen, requested a donation for Miss Utah’s Outstanding Teen Pageant she will be attending. The pageant will be Sept. 24-26 in Provo. The council decided to donate $75 to Murdock.

The council announced the Emery County Fair next year will be June 9, 10 and 11, the same time as the Pro Rodeo. Most of the people that decided June instead of August were quite excited.

“Change is good,” mayor Hilary Gordon said. “Sometimes, change is wonderful.”

Now that it is September, the city council requested that residents begin watering less.

The next youth city council meeting will be Sept. 24, and Travis Fehlberg will be in charge of the service project.

The council also shared that Huntington City now has a new website, There, people can look at details about the town, make payments, see meeting agendas and much more.

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