MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS' MEETING HELD IN THE COMMISSIONERS ROOM OF THE COUNTY COURT HOUSE AT MONTICELLO, UTAH, ON MONDAY THE 1ST DAY OF JULY, 1963, AT 10 O' CLOCK A. M.
PRESENT: K. S. Summers Chairman
H. T. Black Member
Wm. R. Hurst 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 June 24th were read and approved, with one exception. In the Entry regard-ing fire suppression, the State has budgeted up to $500 for each fire.
FRANK HALL S REQUESTS CATTLE GUARD
Frank Halls requested that San Juan County install a new cattle guard at the entrance to his ranch east of Monticello. He stated that many use the road and that the present cattle guard has never worked and was never installed correctly and that cattle walk right over it.
The Commissioners will consider the matter. JAY WETHERINGTON REQUESTS UNDERSTANDING
Jay Wetherington was present to request that he be allowed to haul heavy equipment in the County. It was his
understanding that San Juan County was hauling heavy equipment and sited a case in which he was contacted to
move equipment and before the moving could be done, the County had performed the moving. He stated that he had a contract under the P. F. C. for moving heavy equipment.
The Commissioners explained that they were unaware that such procedures were being done and that they would contact the road foremen in regards to it, as the County did not wish to compete with individuals.
ROAD TO BLUE MOUNTAINS FURTHER DISCUSSED
Superintendant Black, George Palmer, School Clerk, K. R. Bailey, Mayor of Monticello, and Bob Dalton, City
Councilman were present to further discuss the road to Blue Mountain. Superintendant Black stated that the City Council had been contacted after the last Commissioners' meeting and the group had come to the conclu-sion that it was best to leave the road in its present location, to widen at the turn and to crown the road instead of putting on a super at the curve. The County Surveyor was present and his opinion was requested re-garding the matter. Mr. Blake stated that it was not good practive to crown a road at a curve, and suggested that a dip be used to slow traffic and that a stripe be placed in the middle of the road at the curve after it has been widened.
Superintendant Black stated that the decision to keep the present location was a compromise and was satisfac-tory to all who had viewed the road. George Palmer suggested that if a dip is used that the present culvert be retained as it takes care of roof drain from the school houses in the area. Supt. Black also stated that the School District is waiting to get blacktopping done for the parking area at the High School and thought it well to get the road south of the high school at the same time. If it were all taken care of at the same time no changes would have to be made at a later date as all would conform to the same pattern of construction.
The matter of funds was discussed and it was determined that no funds had been programmed for said project, but the matter would receive further consideration. Mayor Bailey said to scrape the bottom of the barrell as he would like to see the work done this year.
RECREATION MEMBERS DISCUSS VARIOUS MATTERS
Ralph Bailey and Corless Chapman were present to negotiate for trade of old school bus. Mr. Bailey stated that they had been offered $200.00 in cement work for the old school bus that is owned by the Recreation Department. He stated that the bus had not been used for some time and was parked at the Golf Course for storing fertilizer, and that all the seats had been removed.
The Commissioners were in agreement for a trade with Fletchers for cement work.
Ralph Bailey also suggested that wages for cage workers at the swimming pools at Blanding and Monticello be made uniform. It was agreed that 75 cents be paid per hour for such workers.
Mr. Bailey also stated that the participation at the swimming pools this year is much better than it has been in the past. He stated that it is good to teach kids to swim and that a good slogan is "waterize your kids".
Commissioner Hurst stated that something needs to be worked out the use of water for recreation, and that the Cities should be given the chance to furnish water free of charge for recreation, as they have a responsibil-ity toward recreation as well as the county.
MAYOR OF BLANDING-FIRE CONTROL AGREEMENT
Calvin Black, Mayor of Blanding, was present to request an agreement for fire control in the areas outside the city limits of Blanding. Mr. Black stated that as things now stand the insurance rates are in jeoprady b ecause fires outside the city limits are being taken care of.
The agreement with the City of Monticello for fire suppression in areas outside the city was discussed, and it was suggested that such an agreement be made with Blanding for the time being as no budget has been pro-vided for County participation at the present time, but that a budget for fire fighting will be set up for next year.
A motion was made by Commissioner Hurst that an agreement be made with the City of Blanding to provide fire suppression within a five mile radius of Blanding. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Black, and unan-imously carried.
BOAT LAUNCHING AT HALLS' CROSSING DISCUSSED
Commissioner Summers requested particulars regarding boat launching at Halls-Grossing from Calvin Black. Mr. Black stated that boats can be launched but it is impossible to get them back out of the water. He further stated that the water has not risen sufficiently in the area as anticipated at the time the road was made, and that there is an area of 1/2 mile where a car can't get to the lake.
He further stated that it is actually the responsibility of the Park Service to supply these services and wondered if the Park Service wouldn't pay to have the work done. The site can't be utilized for launching until the road is remedied.
DESIRES TO PURCHASE OLD TRUCK FOR BLANDING
Calvin Black, Mayor, also asked if San Juan County had any old trucks that could be purchased by the City of Blanding, in order to carry on their welfare projects.
The Commissioners stated that they had been considering using their oldest trucks for welfare projects, but that they would consult with the road department foremen to see the status of county owned trucks.
CONFIRMATION OF UNDERSTANDING WITH EMERY COUNTY
The following letter has been received from Mack V. Bunderson, County Attorney of Emery County:
June 28, 1963
San Juan County Commissioners County Court House Monticello, Utah
Re: Horn Mountain T. V. Station Gentlemen:
This is to confirm in writing, the understanding reached by you gentlemen and the Emery County Commissioners at the above station locationJune 20th, to-wit:
1. That San Juan County may, at its sole expense, install 100 Watt units for the 3 main commercial T. V. channels, at the above location.
2. That the purchase and installation of these units will be the entire responsibility of San Juan County, in-
cluding the obtaining of any and all necessary permits from the Federal Communications Commission.
3. That Emery County will enter into an agreement with San Juan County for the maintenance and operation of these units once they are installed, wherein each county will pay its equitable portion of the costs of said operation and maintenance. (The Emery County Commissioners suggest the percentage cost to each county the
first year be: San Juan County 60% --- Emery County 40% to be adjusted, if necessary, after the first years'
figures are in.)
4. That you may proceed at once with your plans for installation of these units, it being recognized that time is essential because of the high altitude of your receiving stations in San Juan County.
Very truly yours, Mack V. Bunderson
c.c. Ray Sitterud
COMMISSIONER BLACK REPORTS
Commissioner Black reported that he had been contacted by telephone by Mr. Hayward, Director, of the Utah State Park and Recreation Department. Mr. Hayward suggested sending tables, 2 wood and 1 charcoal grills and garbage cans to the Goosenecks area if San Juan County would police the area. Commissioner Black stated that previously the Chamber of Commerce of Mexican Hat had volunteered to police the area and would be contacted to see if their policing would still be in effect if camping facilities were installed. Mr. Black also stated that he had asked Mr. Hayward for chemical toilets but Mr. Hayward answered that nothing but water toilets could be used, but later inquired if Mr. Black could locate Roosevelt units.
The Board of County Commissioners were in agreement that the Roosevelt units were not available and would again request chemical toilets. Commissioner Black was requested to follow through on the matter.
BIDS FOR BLEACHERS CONFIRMED
A motion was made by Commissioner Wm. R. Hurst that Notice to Bidders be given for bleachers for the Fair Grounds. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Black, and unanimously carried.
COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT FOR MAINTENANCE OF NATURAL BRIDGES NATIONAL MONUMENT ROAD
If was unanimously agreed that the following Cooperative Agreement be entered into for the maintenance of the Natural Bridges National Monument:
MEMORANDUM of Cooperative Agreement made by and between the San Juan County Commissioners, hereinafter called the "Cooperator," and the Secretary of the Interior of the United States, hereinafter called the "Secretary."
WITNESSETH, that whereas it has been proposed that a section of road connecting Utah State Road 95 with the boundary of Natural Bridges National Monument, a distance of approximately 4 miles, be designated and con-s tructed as an approach road to Natural Bridges National Monument pursuant to the Act of Congress approved April 9, 1924, as amended ( 16 U. S. C., Sb), and
WHEREAS the Cooperator has expressed a willingness to assume the maintenance thereof, upon completion of the road,
NOW THEREFORE, in consideration of these premises and of the several promises to be performed, as hereinafter set forth, the Cooperator and the Secretary hereby mutually agree as follows:
MAINTENANCE OF PROJECT
Upon completion of the construction of the Natural Bridges National Monument approach highway, the Cooperator shall accept the highway, and from that time shall repair and maintain it in safe and passable condition and without cost to the National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
In witness Whereof, the parties have affixed their signatures on this ______day of _________ 1963.
SAN JUAN COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
By K. S. Summers_____________________
Chairman, San Juan County Commissioners
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Secretary of the Interior
COMMISSIONER SUMMERS REPORTS
Commissioner Summers reported that he had received the following letters from Senator Bennett regarding Nation-al Park Service plans for the proposed Hall's Crossing development in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area:
United States Senate Washington, D. C. June 24, 1963
The Honorable K. S, Summers, Chairman San Juan County Commission Monticello, Utah
Dear Mr. Summers:
Enclosed is a copy of a letter I received from the National Park Service in response to the request I made
in your behalf.
If I can be of further help, please call on me.
Wallace F. Bennett
Wallace F. Bennett WFB:rl Enclosure
Department of the Interior National Park Service Washington 25, D. C.
June 20, 1963
Hon. Wallace F. Bennett United States Senate Washington 25, D. C.
Dear Senator Bennett:
We are pleased to reply to your letter of June 6 which requested a report on the National Park Service's plans for the proposed Hall's Crossing development in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.
In planning for the overall development of recreational facilities on Lake Powell, we have indicated a sequence of sites based primarily on expected visitor requirements and management needs. Wahweep, because of its prox-imity to the main access rout and the reservoir, was given highest priority and is now under construction. Others underway are Lee's Ferry just below the dam and Rainbow Bridge Landing, a floating facility locted at the entrance to Bridge Canyon in San Juan County.
Now that the reservoir is steadily filling the next logical step is the development of visitor use areas at upper locations in order to serve visitors who would otherwise not have convenient access. In accordance with this planning sequence Bullfrog Basin in Kane County and Castle Butte and Hall's Crossing in San Juan County are the next sites currently planned for construction. Future development will be undertaken at Hole in the Rock, Oil Seep Bar, and Warm Creek. We believe this planning sequence will be best in providing recreational use over the entire length of Lake Powell and will offer a diversity of opportunities for visitors who make return trips to explore different portions of this extensive area.
We hope that this information will be of assistance in replying to the San Juan County Commissioners and the specific points brought out in Mr. Summers' letter of May 23 to you. Your continued interest in the develop-ment of Glen Canyon is appreciated. If we can be of further service please do not hesitate to call upon us.
/s/ A. C. Stratton Assistant Director
COMMISSIONERS TO CONTACT HARDY REDD FOR ON THE SITE INSPECTION The following letter has been received from Hardy Redd:
Redd Ranches Live Stock Merchandise La Sal, Utah June 27, 1963
The County and John Roring want to straighten out the road east of Monticello between us and John. From what I can gather, when it is straightened out and put on the line, the county is going to build a better road. I'm sure that we'll be happy to grant right of way for this road.
At the same time I'd like to get another matter straightened out with the county. As you know the new state highway from Wilson Wash to Hatch Wash was relocated to the east of the old highway. This old highway runs through some of our land near Wilson Wash. I wrote the state asking them to deed us back the right of way but they say the land and right of way that the old highway runs on belongs to the county and according to what the county records say it does belong to the county.
We have quite a problem with cows getting on the roadway here and if we could close it off it would help us. The only problem is that if we did close it off a road would have to be built from the new highway straight across to the Hatch Point road. We have gates across old highway now but people just knock them down. To help orient you a little, here's a map:
If you can come over sometime in the near future and look this over, let me know and I'll meet you.
Sincerely, Hardy Redd
The Clerk was directed to write Mr. Redd that the Commissioners will contact him for on the site inspection of the above matter.
COMMISSIONERS TO INSPECT BLUFF RIVER PROJECT
The Commissioners made arrangements to inspect the Bluff River Project on Friday the 5th day of July, meeting at Blanding at 9 A. M.
NEGOTIATIONS FOR AGREEMENT WITH FOREST SERVICE
Commissioner Black reported that he had been in contact with the Forest Road Engineer in regards to an agree-ment for maintenance of forest roads. He stated that the Forest Service wanted the County to stand the entire expense of maintenance after the road is completed but that clause will be stricken and both the Forest Ser-vice and San Juan County will participate on maintenance. The Forest Service will also do the surveying. When the agreement has been rewritten it will be presented again.
CONSTRUCTION OF ROAD INDEFINITE
The following letter has been written by J. Edward Johnston of the State Road Department to Mr. Robert J. Trier of the Bureau of Indian Affairs concerning the road in the aneth area:
State Road Commission of Utah Department of Highways 607 State Office Building Salt Lake City 14, Utah June 20, 1963
Mr. Robert Trier
Bureau of Indian Affairs
Branch of Roads
New Interior Building
Washington 25, D. C.
The people of Utah have been most grateful to you and the Bureau of Indian Affairs in the construction of
the road from Aneth southeasterly toward the Four Corners area, which also included the bridge over the McElmo
Creek at Aneth.
There is, however, still no solution to improving the road from Aneth northeasterly, a distance of approxi-mately eight miles to the San Juan River bridge.
Our hopes were kindled anew at the prospects of getting this road under construction bythe report from your Gallup office that the construction might be included in one of the Public Works projects. I believe that Colorado was holding up its portion of the extension for this road for the same reason. Apparently these funds have not been made available and the problem still goes unresolved.
As you may know, the Four Corners area seems to be scheduled for considerable face-lifting as a tourist attrac-tion which adds justification for the construction of roads into the area as well as serving the needs of the Indians.
Anything you could do to give this project from Aneth to the San Juan River in San Juan County impetus would be greatly appreciated.
Very truly yours,
J. Edward Johnston J. Edward Johnston Deputy Director of Highways Planning and Traffic cc: Comm. Hyrum T. Black
THE FOLLOWING BILLS WERE APPROVED FOR PAYMENT:
Darlene Low Salary $ 310.00
John Dufur Salary 440.00
Carlos Hall Salary & expenses 446.50
Rigby Wright Salary & expenses 435.40
Chauncey Black Salary 445.00
Benjamin K. Hess Wages 73 1/2 hrs. @ $1.75 128.63
Lloyd H. Blake wages 48 hrs. @ $1.75 84.00
Reed V. Hunt wages 158 1/2 hrs. @ $1.90 301.15
Howard R. Saunders wages 159 1/2 hrs. @ $2.10 334.95
John H. Stewart wages 167 hrs. @ $2.10 350.70
Nancy Cahoon wages 140 hrs. @ $1.25 175.00
Vera W. Hazleton Salary & expenses 465.40
Fern S. Peterson secretary work for Public Health Nurse 20.00
Angela Thayer 46 hrs. @ $1.50 69.00
Donald V. Blake Salary 583.33
Eloise 0. Fullmer Salary 330.00
Josephine Pehrson 109 1/2 hrs. @ $1.50 164.25
June Maughan 27 hrs. @ $1.50 40.50
Maxine Peterson 52 hrs. @$1.50 for Recorder, 97 1/2 hrs. @ $1.50 for C. 224.25
Clytie E. Barber 150 *her Hrs. @ $1.50 225.00
Louise Duckett Salary 330.00
Blue Cross - Blue Shiedl insurance payments 82.35
Organized Recreation Director petty cash account 25.00
San Juan County Sheriff's Office petty cash 23.60
San Juan County Assessor petty cash 25.00
San Juan County Clerk petty cash 15.30
Ralph Burtensahw mileage 479 mi. @ .08 38.32
Ray S. Cahoon travel & mileage 10.49
Lenora Christensen attendance at welfare board meeting 5.00
H. U. Butt attendance at welfare board meeting 5.00
Mabel R. Wright attendance at welfare board meeting 5.00
Alma Redd attendance at welfare board meeting 5.00
Hilda Perkins attendance at welfare board meeting 5.00
Corless Chapman attendance at welfare board meeting 5.00
Kenneth S. Summers attendance at welfare board meeting 5.00
Phillips Petroleum Company Gasoline (public health nurse account) 22.08
Dick's American Service repairs 44.90
Holder Engineering Service water resources study 708.33
Continental Oil Company Gasoline (public health nurse account) 5.71
L. A. Odette prisoner meals 25.29
San Juan County Surveyor petty cash 24.30
Texaco, Inc. Gasoline, (credit card) 64.73
Utah Gas Service Company gas service - meter reading 25.38
Utah Gas Service Company Gas service - meter reading 259.15
Blue Cross - Blue Shield insurance payments 3.45
Grant Leavitt Salary 425.00
Allan B.Laidilaw wages for swimming pool worker 375.00
Tom Burr Salary + expenses - mileage 381.50
LaRay Alexander Salary + mileage 109.20
Neldon Cbchran Salayy + mileage 366.96
LaVern Ellis Salary 180.00
Sonja Lee Shumway Salary 64.90
Sylvia Nielson 18 1/2 hrs. @ $.75 13.88
Bryant Jensen Salary + mileage 366.96
Nancy Kartchner 58 hrs. @ $.75 43.50
Morris Swenson Salary 375.00
Kaye Black Salary 275.00
Grant Nielson 8 hrs. @ $1.25 10.00
Ruth Randall 97 1/2 hrs. @ $1.25 121.87
R. Kedric Somerville 45 1/2 Hrs. @ $1.50 68.25
Rose M. Odette 91 hrs. @ $2.00 182.00
Carol Christensen 148 hrs. @ $.75 111.00
Vivian Nelson 76 1/2 hrs @ $.75 57.38
Willard L. Winer, jr. X Wages 316.50
Dean Black Wages 316.50
Douglas Pehrson Wages 114.00
Douglas Boyle wages 44.25
Johnny Thayer 8 hrs. @ $1.25 5 games @ $1.00 15.00
Kent Rowley 13 hrs. work at recreation field 16.25
Frank Clark 18 hrs. work at recreation field 22.50
Ernie Garcia 2 games @ $1.00 , 4 games @ $1.25 7.00
Craig Leavitt wages 58.00
Chriss Leavitt wages 115.25
Western Mine Supply Co., Inc. parts, etc. 9.06
San Juan Record supplies 1.54
Walker Drug Company acid 2.50
Motor Parts Company parts, et.c 1.40
San Juan Texaco gas & oil for playgrounds & playfields 12.54
Utah Power & Light Co. lights at tennis court at Bluff & Monte uma creek 67.72
E. A. Black work done in installing equipment in rest rooms 146.80
Parley Redd Mercantile maintenance & equipment 1.5.35
Sipe Repair Shop constructions of swings, maypole, etc. 281.36
Monticello Flour Mill coal for swimming pool operation 240.50
Blanding City lights & garbage for swimming pool, etc. 47.64
Lyman Service gas for playgrounds & playfields 15.21
West Chemical Products co. equipment & etc. of swimming pools 81.65
Waterworks Equipment Co. equipment, etc. 61.65
Dick's American Oil gas & oil 2.42
Scott Redd 2 hrs. work with tractor & disc @ $4.00 per hr. 8.00
Anderson Independent Company service charge 2.55
Ed's Chevron Service repairs & maintenance 104.63
Leonard R. Howe 47 hrs. @ $3.00 141.00
Herbert Broga 39 hrs. @ $2.00 78.00
Charles Spilman 42 hrs. @ $2.00 84.00
Palmer's pa Propane for fair bldg. 2.95
Texburger meals for Herbert Broga & Charles Spilman 38.51
Francom Advertising Agency snarr outdoor advertising 270.00
Linda Johnson San Juan County Fair Qeeen 25.00
Marietta Barton San Juan County Fair Queen attendant 10.00
Trudy Burtenshaw San Juan County Fair Queen attendant 10.00
Faircraft Company Queen sash 2.68
Agricultural Extension Service Fund
Blue Cross - Blue Shield insurance payments 4.55
Fern S. Peterson Salary 260.00
Jess M Grover XX 747 mi. @ .09 + postage, etc. 74.23
Rell F. Argyle 812 mi. @ .09 + expenses 110.28
Richard L. Smith airport attendant 150.00
Blue Cross - Blue Shield insurance payments 3.45
Weed And Rodent Control Fund
Walter L. Richardson 160 hrs. @ $2.00 + 118 mi. @ .10 331.80
Eldon Johnson Salary = 509 mi. @ .10 490.90
W. H. Christensen 11 gal. 2 4D @ 58.60 County share 1/2 29.30
J. P. Gonzales 5 # Atrazine @ 12.25 County share 1/2 6.13
Francis Barton Noxious weed spray @ 43.75 County share 1/2 21.88
H. U. Butt 20 Gal. 2 4D @ 105.00 County share 1/2 52.50
Maxine B. Allred Salary 275.00
Floyd Barrell Salary 170.00
C. K. Helquist Salary 100.00
Kora J. Helquist wages 70.00
Eloise B. Mahon substitute librarian wages 61.25
Blue Cross - Blue Shield insurance payments 4.55
Blue Cross - Blue Shield insurance payments (Bookmobile) 3.45
County Road Fund
Blue Cross - Blue Shield insurance payments 89.70
P & I Bund
Dick's American Service Galsoline 1.90
San Juan Hospital professional care 120.00
There being no more business to come before the Board at this time, upon motion, meeting adjourned.
Ada Palmer, Clerk K. S. Summers, Chairman, Board of County Commissioners