MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS' MEETING HELD IN REGULAR SESSION ON MONDAY THE 19TH DAY OF OC-TOBER, 1964, AT 10 O'CLOCK A. M. IN THE COMMISSIONERS' ROOM OF THE COUNTY COURT HOUSE AT MONTICELLO, UTAH
PRESENT: K. S. Summers Chairman
W. R. Hurst Member
H. T. Black Member
Ada Palmer Clerk
Meeting opened at 10 o'clock a. m. with Commissioner Summers in the Chair. MINUTES READ AND APPROVED
Minutes of the previous meeting of October 13th were read and approved. Motion for approval was made by Com-missioner Hurst, seconded by Commissioner Black, and carried unanimously.
MAXINE ALLRED WEBB ASKS RELIEF ON TAXES PAID ON DUPLICATE OWNERS IP
Mrs. Maxine Allred was present to request relief on property paid on duplicate ownership. It was determined that more research would have to be done to determine ownership of the property before granting relief or re-fund of taxes paid.
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS GIVEN -U-95
Notice has been received that sealed proposals will be received by the State Road Commission of Utah, until 2 o'clock p. m. on November 10, 1964 for the construction of a graded and drained roadway and 1 braced girder structure 226.25' 0 to 0 in San Juan County, the same being that section of State Road No. 95 from the Colo-rado River southeasterly to White Canyon identified as Federal Aid Project No. FLH-42(3). The length of the construction will be 7.629 miles.
LETTER-SECONDARY ROADS ENGINEER-ANETH
The following letter has been received from E. P. Gilgen, Secondary Roads Engineer regarding the proposed con-struction at Aneth:
Utah State Department of Highways State Office Building Salt Lake City 14, Utah October 13, 1964
Board of County Commissioners San Juan County Court House Monticello, Utah
This office acknowledges the receipt of your request for adding the San Juan River-Aneth road to the County Federal-aid Secondary System. Also your request for programming this road for construction, and that you have matching funds available in the amount of $125,000.00.
By now you will have received Mr. C. Taylor Burton's letter of October 5, 1964 in which he advised you of the Road Commission's action at their regular meeting on September 28th.
The Research Department is now preparing the application to add this road to the FAS System for submission to the Bureau of Public Roads for their approval. In the mean time this office will prepare the cooperative a-greement between the State and San Juan County. Upon approval from the Bureau the District Engineer, Mr. J. Q. Adair, will contact you for your signatures on said agreement.
If you have additional questions on this project, please feel free to contact Mr. Adair or myself.
Best personal regards,
E. P. Gilgen
Secondary Roads Engineer
REQUEST FOR INTERPRETERS FOR BLUFF
The following letter has been received from one of the Judges of Election at Bluff:
October 15, 1964
The San Juan County Commissioners Monticello, Utah
We ran into a good deal of difficulty trying to assist the Navajos who speak little English during the Pri-mary Election.
We would like to request interpreters for the General Election. May we suggest Richard Maryboy and Mrs. Tom (Lucille) Jones.
Thank you. Sincerely,
Jeanne Anderson Judge of Election Bluff District #1
The Clerk was directed to notify the Chairmen of the political parties to submit names for approval. MINING PROPERTY SOLD TO SHUPE MINING COMPANY, INC.
This was the day and hour for opening of sealed bids for sale of property formerly owned by Security Uranium & Oil Co., Inc., more particularly described as follows:
Jean #1 Lode, Jean #2 Lode, King Fraction Lode & Jean Fraction Lode, Survey # 7271; Earl & Thelma Lode, Last Chance #2 Lode, Last Chance #1 Lode, Golden Chariot Lode, Earl & Thelma Fraction & Golden Chariot Fraction, Unorganized Mining District (Indian Creek).
The Shupe Mining Company, Inc. bid $501.00 for the above described property.
A motion was made by Commissioner Black to accept the bid of Shupe Mining Company, Inc. for purchase of the property described above subject to the approval of the County Attorney. The motion was seconded by Commis-sioner Hurst, and carried unanimously.
County Attorney F. Bennion Redd appeared at a later time and approved the transaction. ATHENA FIRINGS FROM GREEN RIVER - AREA 2
Word has been received from White Sands Missile Range that Firings will be made from Green River between the hours of 6 p. m. on October 30th to 6 a. m. on October 31, Area 2, and between the hours of 6 p. m. on Novem-ber 2 to 6 a. m. on November 3, Area 2.
GENERAL HEALTH CONTRACT SIGNED
A motion was made by Commissioner Black that the General Health Contract with the State of Utah for a period beginning July 1, 1964 and ending June 30, 1965 for reimbursement to San Juan County in the amount of $3,400 for providing services specified in the agreement, except that the amount shall not exceed 22 per cent of the program cost, be signed by the Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Hurst, and carried unanimously.
COMMISSIONERS APPROVE PAYMENT FOR HORSES
Commissioner Summmers stated that he had again contacted the Sheriff regarding requested payment for horses killed by strychnine poisoning in the La Sal area. The Sheriff had stated that he felt that the request was reasonable and recommended payment. Commissioner Summers stated that he was in favor of payment. Commission-er Hurst then made a motion that San Juan County make reimbursement in the amount requested and that the re-cipients furnish the County with a release of responsibility by County employees. Commissioner Black stated that he was not in favor of making payment, and upon request took the Chair, and the motion was seconded by Commissioner Summers.
The vote was as follows: "Aye" W. R. Hurst
K. S. Summers
"Nay" H. T. Black
The matter of liability insurance was then discussed and Commissioner Hurst was authorized to investigate the cost of public liability insurance for the County.
Commissioner Black stated that he would like to have the record show that there was a release signed by Max Wilcox and such release was produced at the hearing.
Commissioner Summers stated that the release was three years old. REQUEST TO BE MADE TO OTHER AGENCIES FOR PARTICIPATION ON ANETH ROAD
Commissioner Summers brought up the matter of requesting help from other agencies for construction of the road at Aneth.
Commissioner Hurst stated that some people have asked why not just levy everyone in the County as the oil and gas companies will end up paying the greater amount anyway. Commissioner Hurst stated that in his opinion such action may get out of hand as there will be many requests from other areas to do the same thing. It was Mr. Hursts feeling that if work is done in a particular area, that the people benefiting from such construe-
tion should contribute directly for benefits to be received.
Mr. Hurst then made a motion that all oil and gas companies in that particular area be contacted for contri-butions, also, the Bureau of Indian Affairs and Navajo Tribe be contacted for contributions for reasons as before stated.
Commissioner Black requested that in contacting the Bureau of Indian Affairs that benefits to the children in the Boarding School should be mentioned.
There being no objection to such inclusion. Commissioner Black then seconded the motion, which carried unan-imously.
The Clerk was directed to formulate such a letter.
COMMISSIONERS INVITED TO ATTEND 4-H ACHIEVEMENT AND AWARDS EXERCISES
The Commissioners were invited by Rell Argyle, County Agent, to be in attendance at the 4-H Achievement and Awards Exercises. The date will be given later.
LETTER OF CONGRATULATION TO GO TO BATES WILSON-SUPERINTENDANT OF CANYONLANDS
A motion was made by Commissioner Hurst that a letter of congratulation be sent to Bates Wilson for his appointment as Superintendant of Canyonlands Park. The motion was unanimously agreed upon by the other Com-missioners.
THE FOLLOWING CLAIMS AGAINST THE COUNTY WERE APPROVED: GENERAL FUND
City of Monticello County share of court costs 200.00
Page Aviation Charter taken out of Halls Crossing,Utah 32.50
Nancy Cahoon 105 hrs. work in County Att'ys office @ $1.25 131.25
Hyrum T. Black Expenses for car and other 44.70
Monticello Plumbing & Heating Repairs on county house (leaky faucets) 28.78
IBM Corporation Repairs on typewriter in clerk office 15.50
C. Don Halladay Rental Mooney Super 21 80.00
Dick's American Service Car service and fuel 25.39
Kelly Company Sheriff's civil decket and binders 311.05
F. Morton Pitt Co. Purchase of Gun and holster 73.78
Itek Business Products Photostat paper for recorders office 460.80
Transport Clearings Light tubes and supplies for sheriff's office 5.00
Walker Drug Company Toothache med and asprin (Prisoner expense) 1.49
City of Blanding Utilities (Blanding Nurses Office) 21.65
Empire Electric Ass. T. V. Translator 50.00
Motor Parts Company . Supplies for surveyors 6.09
Monticello Lumber & Hardware Building expense 82.28
San Juan County Clerk Petty cash reimbursement 22.15
Brad's Appliance & Cabinet Paint, etc. 23.20
Truck Insurance Exchange Vehicle Insurance 635.49
Empire Electric Ass. Electric Service 3.50
Walker Drug Co. Supplies 3.47
Jim Slavens Hardware Supplies for Parks and Playground 138.57
San Juan School District Rent on bus to LaSal 66.50
San Juan County Recreation Petty Cash reimbursement 22.67
Tom Brockmir Travel Expense 40.00
LaVon Palmer Travel Expense 40.00
Lyn Lee Travel Expense 40.00
Young's Machine Company Pipe 14.75
Dorothy Jones Salary for typing and programs etc. for Aug. & Sept. 25.00
E. C. Olsen Co. Supplies for parks and playground 81.03
Hicks Cortez Glass Co. Supplies for swimming pool, North District 49.84
Monticello DoXol Service Supplies for Monticello swimming pool 2.60
Monticello Lumber and Hardware Supplies 71.26
San Juan Record Supplies 10.99
Utah Power & Light Co. Electric Service 8.97
COUNTY ROADS FUND
Motor Parts Company Motor parts 322.25
Monticello Lumber and Hardware Supplies 12.08
Transport Clearings Freight charges 18.49
Young's Machine Company Parts 6.29
Parley Redd Mercantile Supplies 15.91
Phillips Petroleum Co. Road Oil 3,544.24
Utah Power & Light Co. Lumen Lamps 38.70
City of Blanding Utilities 169.80
Truck Insurance Exchange Vehicle Insurance 1 398.02
"B ROADS" FUND
Monticello Lumber and Hardware Supplies 7.20
Phillips Petroleum Co. Road Oil 7,349.81
"P & I FUND
Robert J. Elliott, M.D. Service to Mrs. Bertha A. Roberts 30.00
City of Blanding Utilities 136.40
Mark Nielson Deseret News & Salt Lake Tribune 36.00
Griep Heating & Sheet Metal Works,Inc. Installation of air cond. for Blanding & Monticello 10,400.00
San Juan County Road Dept. Reimbursement for gas used in bookmobile 227.09
Truck Insurance Exchange Vehicle Insurance 61.20
AIRPORT FUND City of Blanding Utilities 12.70
EXHIBITION FUND Francom Advertising Agency October Snarr Sign 270.00
WAGE CEILING FOR COUNTY EMPLOYEES
County Officers were called in to discuss setting wage ceilings for deputy hire at the County Court House. The Recorder, Treasurer, Sheriff and Clerk were present and after some discussion Commissioner Hurst made the motion that after one year of trial and working on an hourly wage, if the deputy is to be placed on a monthly basis the beginning salary will be $275.00 per month, increases to be made upon merit and upon the recommendation of the Department Head, but not to exceed $15.00 per month on a yearly basis, with a maximun salary to be paid of $350.00. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Black and carried unanimously.
An addition to the above motion was that if the hours worked are less than customary, the maximum wage will be accordingly.
COMMISSIONERS TO MEET AT ARCHES CAFE IN MOAB
The San Juan County Commissioners will meet at the Arches Cafe in Moab on Thursday, October 29th at 12:00 noon to discuss matters pertaining to Legislative recommendations with the Utah State Association of Counties,
TELEVISION DEVELOPMENTS REPORTED
The following letter has been received by Ormas Hawkins:
Orangeville, Utah October 12, 1964
I believe I've finished searching for more signal in regard to channel 7. Actually I undertook all this on my own this summer to see what we really had concerning channel 7 and the other stations as well.
I finally got a helicopter on the job after chasing it from Cedar Mountain to Provo, then to Ephraim. They have been quite busy and it appeared quite difficult to catch them at a time most convenient for us. It cost $218.00 for an hours work but its the best investment we've made since we put in TV, although we may derive no benefits from it. Had we known at the beginning, it could have affected our entire plans. The cost on this was paid from another fund left over when we installed our system, so there's no cost to San Juan. There is much I could say or point out if I had a day with you but at the present I'll give an outline on the infor0-mation as I now see it.
If you remember how our station is situated; with the helicopter we checked quite thoroughly up to a 400 foot level above our station and 600 or 700 feet west. About 500 feet west of the towers and 325 to 400 feet high and 50 feet wide, it appears we could develop about 500 to 600 M volts on channel 7. Throughout this entire area I could find no substantial increase on any station over what we noe have. It appears our pres-ent location is the best spot for signal except channel 7 as stated. This is a little discourageing as if one was much stronger. I had assumed without question that all of them would have increased accordingly. The height is not too desirable but it could be accomplished.
From here we then checked the ridge 9000 feet west of our location. In one area, it appears we could easily develop 1000 M volts or more on all channels with about a 50 foot tower. One or all stations could be cabled to our site. Figuring a rough estimate if we were to do it ourselves and meet Forest Service requirements on power line, and including head end equipment and mid-way equipment, it would come to about $7,000.00 or less.
Another surprising event entering the picture, very close to our best signal a 200 foot transmitting tower would cover all the area we now serve. Our transmitting antennas would be 500 feet higher in elevation than they now are, and 1 1/2 miles back. This would require relocating our station. The cost of power line would be about $1500; cost of building, salvaging as mush of present building as possible, would be $2,000.00 or less. We have everything else except 200 foot tower. I'm writing to get information on this from different sources and also to see what effects 150 feet more on transmission would have on our system.
I feel the best decision would be to make our investment where we could improve all our stations. There is no question but going from 250 M vols to 1000 M volts speaks for itself. And I believe we would be less affected by climatic conditions, the pictures are all very good.
Well, anyway that's it. Give it some thought and you could see what the Commissioners feel about it. If there are any questions or recommendations, let me know. I believe the Commissioners on this end would go along with most anything. At least, if nothing else, we can continue as we are. We should have channel 7 some time this month, but definite word has not been received. Would like to hear from you.
Bill (Bill Justesen)
There being no more business to come before the Board at this time, upon motion, meeting adjourned.
Ada Palmer, Clerk K. S. Summers, Chairman