MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS' MEETING HELD IN REGULAR SESSION ON DECEMBER 20, 1965, AT 10:00 O'CLOCK A. M. IN THE COMMISSIONERS' ROOM OF THE COUNTY COURT HOUSE AT MONTICELLO, UTAH.
PRESENT: K. S. Summers Chairman
Marion H. Hazleton Member
Ralph A. Bailey Member
Ada Palmer Clerk
Meeting opened at 10:00 o'clock a. m. with Commissioner Summers in the Chair. MINUTES READ AND APPROVED
Minutes of the previous meeting of December 13, 1965, were read and approved. Motion for approval was made by Commissioner Bailey, seconded by Commissioner Hazleton, and carried unanimously.
CHECK RECEIVED ERQM FOREST SERVICE - COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT ON FOREST ROAD
The Clerk announced that a check has been received from the Forest Service in the amount of $10,000.00 in payment of work done on North Creek Road under cooperative agreement.
COMMISSIONERS REPORT ON NORTH CREEK WORK AGREEMENT WITH FOREST SERVICE FOR 1966-1967
The Commissioners reported that they had made arrangements with Forest Ranger Le Grand Olson to divide the projected work on North Creek in two parts. Before July 1966; 2 miles of road work between Dalton Springs and Buck Board Flats in Fiscal Year 1966 blacktopping of 2 miles of road east of Dalton Springs will be completed. It was also agreed that San Juan County will request that the Forest and San Juan County share the cost of such work on a 50-50 basis. Ranger Olson will notify the Regional Forester of San Juan County's desires.
TREASURER AUTHORIZED TO ACCEPT $6,516.03 AS FULL SETTLEMENT OF TAXES CHARGED TO CLAUDE NUGENT The following letter has been received from the State Tax Commission:
The State Tax Commission of Utah 200 State Office Building Salt Lake City, Utah
December 14, 1965
San Juan County Commission San Juan County Courthouse Monticello, Utah
Notice is hereby given that the State Tax Commission of Utah has this day authorized an adjusted settlement of property taxes, assessed for the year 1963, on mining rights in a group of unpatented mining claims known as the Abe, Arkie Groups in Elk Ridge, in San Juan County, as well as personal property. Property was assessed and taxes charged to Claude E. Nugent, P. 0. Box 126, Blanding, Utah. Total assessed value per San Juan County records was $170,962. As of September 8, 1965, the tax, penalty, interest, was as follows:
General Tax.......................... $ 6,514.03
Penalty .......................... 130.28
Interest to 10-1-65 .................. 930.16
Costs and Advertising ................ 1.50
Redemption Fee ...................... ________.50
The treasurer of San Juan County is hereby authorized to accept $6,516.03 as full settlement of these taxes. This action is taken under provisions of Section 59-10-58m U. C. A. 1953.
BY ORDER OF THE STATE TAX COMMISSION
Donald T. Adams________
A. Pratt Kesler________
COMMISSIONERS APPROVE ADDITIONS AND IMPROVEMENTS IN BLUFF AMBULANCE The following letter has been received from the Bluff Rescue Squad:
Bluff, Utah Dec. 8, 1965
County Commissioners San Juan County Monticello, Utah
In order to insure the safe and efficient operation of the San Juan County Ambulance stationed in Bluff, the rescue squad operators of this emergency vehicle urgently recommend the following:
1. Four new 4 ply heavy duty tires (at present this unit has 2 ply tires that are worn) one tire blew out on an emergency run 9-10-65, delaying the transportation of a patient, Mrs. John Budge, victim of a highway ac-cident, to the Monticello Hospital considerably. Delays of this type can prove fatal and can be virtually e-liminated by the use of proper tires. Incidentally Brodericks in Monticello said they would make a trade in allowance on the old set, if the new tires were purchased from them.
2. A partition shquld be constructed between the front seat of the vehicle and the stretcher compartment. At times it is essential to keep the inside lights on while rendering first aid, administering oxygen, deliver-ing a baby, etc. and it is extremely unsafe for the driver to operate this vehicle at night with the lights in the rear reflecting on the windshield blinding him. We have an estimate of $50 by a local contractor for labor and materials to construct and install this partition.
3. Front spot light, both for use for adequate lighting at an accident, and also to watch the side of the highway for deer at night, which you realize is quite a hazard on our roads.
4. Rear adjustable loading light to facilitate loading patients at night.
5. Set of red blinking lights on outside of vehicle to ensure other vehicles recognizing this unit and give it the right of way when on an emergency run.
6. Fire extinguisher.
7. Cigarette lighter -- very unsafe to light a cigarette at night, the light apt to blind driven.
8. 12 foot tow chain.
9. First aid supplies -- our supplies are practically depleted, have not been replenished in over two years.
10. This vehicle should be adequately marked to designate it as as emergency vehicle, we recommend front, rear and side have some such markings.
Bluff Rescue Squad
Clarence Johnson cc: Sheriff R. Musselman
The Commissioners were agreed that the improvements be made and will contact the Bluff Rescue Squad to that effect.
RESOLUTION TO TURN RESIDENCE #20 BACK TO DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, EDUCATION AND WELFARE The following Resolution was introduced by Commissioner Ralph A. Bailey:
WHEREAS, under authority contained in the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949, as amended and lawful delegations of authority, the following described property owned by the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, located in the County of San Juan and State of Utah, On February 27, 1961, was transferred by corrected Quit-claim Deed from the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, acting by and through the SECRETARY OF HEALTH, EDUCATION, AND WELFARE, acting by -and through the REGIONAL DIRECTOR FOR REGION VIII of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, to the BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF SAN JUAN COUNTY, UTAH, for health purposes:
Legal description of lot on which Unit No. 20 is situated, together with 2-car garage;
Beginning at a point N 89° 21' W 645.7 ft. and S 0° 42 ' W 50.0 ft. from the center of Section 36
Township 33 South, Range 23 East, Salt Lake Meridian, said center of section and all directional bearings herein given having been established from corners of property purchased by the United States Atomic Energy Commission from Laura Allred marked on the ground, running thence S 89° 21' E 94.75 ft., thence S 0° 42' W 105.0 ft., thence N 89° 21' W 94.75 ft., thence N 0° 42' E 105.0 ft. to point of beginning. Containing. Containing 0.23 acres lying within the city limits of the City of Monticello, Utah in the NE1/4SW1/4, Section 36, Township 33 South, Range 23 East, Salt Lake Meridian.
Personal Property connected with Unit #20;
1 Gas Range Welbilt 40" Serial No. 566777
1 Gas Furnace Amer. Standard 72000 BTU hrs. Serial No. QLN354123
1 Gas Water Heater Day & Night 40 gal. Serial No. GCA-100
WHEREAS the transfer of said real property from the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA to the BOARD OF COUNTY COMMIS-SIONERS OF SAN JUAN COUNTY by the said Quitclaim Deed of February 27, 1961 was subject to the timely perfor-mance by the Board of County Commissioners of certain numbered conditions subsequent stated in that Quit-claim Deed, including a condition number 1 that the Board of County Commissioners as Grantee of the real property for health purposes from and after the date of said Quitclaim Deed; and
WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners of San Juan County has been unable to comply with the aforesaid condition respecting continuous utilization of the real property for health purposes from and after the date of the said Quitclaim Deed, has the legal right to and may revert the said real property unto itself because of the noncompliance of the Board of County Commissioners with the terms of the said condition subsequent contained in the Quitclaim Deed;
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT THE Board of County Commissioners of San Juan County shall return said property to the United States Government by execution of a quitclaim deed of reconveyance and that its chairman and clerk shall be authorized to execute such an instrument on behalf of the Board.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF SAN JUAN COUNTY, STATE OF UTAH
The motion for adoption of the above Resolution was seconded by Commissioner Hazleton, and carried unani-mously.
THE FOLLOWING LETTERS HAVE BEEN RECEIVED RELATIVE TO THE PROPOSED PROJECT AT THE SAN JUAN AIRPORT
Federal Aviation Agency Salt Lake City Area Office 116 North 23rd West Salt Lake City, Utah 84116
Dec. 13, 1965
In Reply refer to SLC-600
Mr. K. S. Summers, Chairman Board of County Commissioners San Juan County Monticello, Utah
Subject: San Juan County Airport, Monticello, Utah Project No. 9-42-037__04, Project Application Dear Mr. Summers:
The Airports Branch of my office has completed a review of the draft copy of the Project Application and re-lated supporting documents for the subject project as submitted by your consulting engineers with their let-ter of December 1, 1965, and have the following comments:
1. The project description should be the same as that contained in the letter of tentative allocation dated September 3, 1965.
2. At the bottom of page 1 Part 1, the inappropriate clauses should be deleted.
3. It was noted that there were not any administrative costs included in the Summary of Estimated Project Costs. There is a possibility that a portion of the Engineering Costs may constitute Administrative Costs, such as costs incurred in preparing the Project Application and Resolutions. In any event, the estimate should clearly provide a breakdown of these cost items. Also, for estimating purposes, it is only necessary to indicate estimated project costs to the nearest dollar. Effective November 30, 1965 the Federal share of allowable project costs has been changed to 61.51% and the Summary of Project Costs should be revised to reflect this figure.
4. In Part 11, Item 2, Funds, a statement should be made that the County's share of project costs is pres-ently available or will be available by a set date in a specific fund for use in defraying the costs of this project. Also, a similar statement or certification concerning the status of the Utah State Aeronautics Com-mission's funds for this project will be required.
5. In Part II, Item 3, Compatible Land Use, a statement will be required that present zoning laws in existence restrict not only heights of structures, but also restrict land use in the affected areas to land use compatible with airport operations. If there are not any such zoning laws in existence, then a statement that San Juan County covenants to introduce proposals for such zoning laws within a reasonable period of time will be required. Normally a reasonable period of time is considered to be a maximum of two years from the date of the Grant Agreement.
6. In reviewing the preliminary project plans also submitted with your consulting engineer's letter of De-cember 1, 1965, it was noted that the rotating beacon to be installed under this project will be located off airport property; thus, in Part II, Item 7(b), Land, a statement that satisfactory property interest will be acquired in the parcel of land for the beacon site prior to the start of construction will be required. To avoid a delay in construction under this project, it is recommended that satisfactory interest in this par-cel of land be acquired as soon as possible and the title evidence be submitted for review and approval prior
to execution of the Grant Agreement.
7. On the Exhibit "A" drawing, the not identifying the quarter corner on the southeast boundary of the air-port should be corrected to read N1/4 Cor. Sec. 12. Also the parcel of land for the rotating beacon site should be shown with its metes and bounds and defined in the legend.
When you have completed revision of the Project Application and related documents, please submit five copies to Mr. Herman M. Maxwell, Chief, Airports Branch of my office.
If you have any questions regarding the above discussed matters or desire further assistance in preparing the Project Application, please contact Mr. Maxwell.
Sincerely yours, D. R. Newton
for Vaughan M. Clayton Area Manager cc: Neff Engineering & Construction Co.
Federal Aviation Agency Salt Lake City Area Office 116 North 23rd West Salt Lake City, Utah 84116
Dec. 15, 1965 In Reply Refer To SLC-600
Mr. K. S. Summers Chairman, Board of
County Commissioners San Juan County Monticello, Utah
Dear Mr. Summers:
We have completed a review of the Airport Layout Plan for the San Juan County Airport, Monticello, Utah, as submitted to this office by your consulting engineer, Neff Engineering and Construction Company.
The following comments and recommendations are based on the guidance material contained in this Agency's Ad-visory Circular 150/5310-1, "Preparation of Airport Layout Plans".
1. Advisory Circular 150/5100-1, "Information on Federal-Aid Airport Program (FAAP)", contains this Agency's current recommended criteria for airports used exclusively by general aviation. In preparing the Airport Lay-out Plan for the San Juan County Airport, it is recommended thatthe criteria for utility airports be followed,
2. The magnetic runway end identifiers should be shown.
3. The magnetic declination should be shown on the true north arrow.
4. A graphic scale of the drawing should be included,
5. The Airport Reference Point should be plotted on the Plan and the correct coordinates (37°56'25" N lati-tude, 109°20'45"W longitude) indicated by note.
6. Due to the nature of the terrain adjacent to the airport, it is recommended that additional contours out-side of the property line be shown. In these areas, the contour interval could be increased.
7. Any proposed future land acquisition or construction should be shown by an appropriate sumbol.
8. All sections and townships corners, survey control points and bench marks within or adjacent to the air-port property shoudl be should be shown.
9. The right-of-way for U. S. Highway 160, the pavement section and the utility and pole lines located ad-jacent to or within the highway right-of-way should be shown.
10. All separation distances should be shown from the runway or taxiway centerline.
11. The building line on the west side of the runway centerline should be shown.
12. Areas reserved for existing or future aviation development and services, such as hangar, tiedown areas, aprons and fixed based operations, should be shown by appropriate symbol and the extent of development clear-ly defined.
13. It should be indicated by note that the runway bearing shown on the Plan is a true bearing.
14. An approval block to indicate approval of the Airport Layout Plan by the appropriate County officials should be added.
15. It is recommended that the Runway Data, Airport Data and Legend be shown in the format illustrated in Advisory Circular 150/5310-1.
16. It is recommended that a Location Map and Vicinity Map, as discussed in subparagraph 6a and 6b on pages 6 and 7 of Advisory Circular 150/5310-1 be developed and included on the Airport Layout Plan drawing.
17. It was noted on the Airport Layout Plan that the rotating beacon, to be installed under Project -04, will be located off airport property. The Airport Layout Plan should indicate the size of the parcel of land and property interest that the County proposes to acquire for the beacon site. It was also noted that the beacon will be located approximately 840' from the runway centerline. For an airport of this type, it could be lo-cated as close as 350' from the runway centerline; however, terrain conditions, which we are unable to de-termine at this time, nay have dictated the proposed beacon location.
18. The existing approach slopes should be shown in the Clear Zone Easement Detail rather than the 20:1 ap-proach slope. The controlling obstruction in the north approach area, as reported on the current Form 29A, Airport Facilities Record, should be shown in the Plan and profile views and the elevation of the top of this obstruction shown by note. The title of this Detail should be changed to Approach and Clear Zone Layout to conform to the recommended terminology contained in Advisory Circular 150/5310-1.
19. In view of the fact that there is not any wind data available, a note to this effect and further stating the direction of the prevailing winds based on local observations will be adequate.
20. It is not necessary to show a project number in the title block.
When your consulting engineer has completed revision of the above discussed Airport Layout Plan and you have completed your review of this document, please provide the Airports Branch of my office with eight copies for their review.
If you have any questions concerning the above discussed matters, please contact Mr. Herman M. Maxwell, Chief, Airports Branch of my office.
Sincerely yours, Selmer R. Holte
for Vaughan M. Clayton Area Manager
cc: Neff Engineering and Construction Company.
LETTER-STATE PARK AND REGREATION-GOOSENECKS STATE PARK
The following letter has been received from the State Park and Recreation Commission:
State of Utah
State Park and Recreation Commission
132 So. Second West
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101
December 14, 1965
K. S. Summers, Chairman San Juan County Commission 91 North 1st, West Monticello, Utah
Dear Commissioner Summers:
As you know, the first shelter is now installed at Goosenecks State Park and I want to express my appreci-ation to your Commission for your assistance. Without it, the shelter could never have been built. Your road superintendant, Dave Guymon, was very helpful. He even took one day of his annual leave to look at the job.
I will keep in touch with you on any further possible developments.
Sincerely yours, F. C. Koziol, Director
By-Grant Fredrickson Acting GF:hr
BUDGET FOR YEAR 1966 APPROVED AND ADOPTED
A motion was made by Commissioner Hazleton, seconded by Commissioner Bailey, and carried unanimously, that San Juan County approve and adopt the Budget for 1966 as tentatively set up with the inclusion of $5,000.00 additional. The Budget is as follows:
County Commission 14,300.00
District Court 1,500.00
City and Precinct Court 4,100.00
Juvenile Court 100.00
Detention Home 50.00
Sanity Hearings 100.00
Public Defenders 3,000.00
Total Judicial 8,950.00
Clerk & Auditor 18,800.00
Total Administrative Agencies 93,576.65
Planning Commission 7,350.00
General Government Bldgs. 10,640.00
Other Bldgs. 500.00
Total Gen. Gov. Bldgs. 11,140.00
Utah Assoc. of Co. Officials 1,858.17
Welfare Board 400.00
Nat'l Assoc. of Co. 43.00
Weather observing 18.00
Utah Co. Magazine 50.00
Vending Machine 225.00
Capital Improvements 20,000.00 Social Security 5,500.00
Health Insurance 1,100.00
State Insurance 1,300.00
Assessing & Collecting 600.00
Total Other 42,636.00
Total Non-Departmental 50,494.17 Public Safety:
County Jail 4,050.00
Total Sheriff 49,325.00
Cooperative Fire Warden 3,100.00 3,100.00
Civil Defense 8,810.77 8,810.77 Health & Public Welfare:
General Health 15,696.00
Mental Health 5,574.00
Tuberculosis Control 7,000.00
Total Health 28,270.00
Total General Fund 275,316.59
County Road Fund: 371,525.00
"B" Road Fund 187,806.40
Weed & Rodent Control Fund 9,500.00
Flood Control Fund 00.00
Poor & Indigent Fund 8,000.00
Agricultural Extension Service Fund 6,880.00
Airport Fund 47,329.10
Library Fund 35,119.00
Exhibition Fund 23,713.00
Recreation Fund 50,607.47
Hospital Tax Levy Fund (75,000.00)
Bond, Interest & Sinking Fund 00.00
Capital Improvements Fund-Recreation 10,500.00
Total Budget for Year 1966 1,101,296.56
COMMISSIONERS UNITED IN DECISION TO PUSH FOR EARLY CONSTRUCTION OF U-95
The Commissioners were unanimous in their decision that the County must organize and push for early construc-tion of U-95. It was suggested that the matter should be processed through the State Road Commission in that allocations and construction will of necessity come through the State Road Department. Commissioner Summers suggested that a letter be written to Mr. Adair or by other contact to meet with the Commissioners while in this area.
THE FOLLOWING CLAIMS WERE APPROVED FOR PAYMENT:
Anna L. Broderick 31 hours work in Attorney's office 23.25
San Juan Oil Co. Gasoline for Sheriff's office 172.18
Susan Butt Care of lawn at Nurse's office 60.00
Utah Power & Light Co. Electricity at Bluff Jail 3.90
Lorenzo Smith & Co. Improvements on fire truck-Bluff 55.80
Western Mine Supply Co. Equipment maintenance 24.40
National Sheriff's Association Insurance for Musselman and McKenzie 52.50
Utah Dept. of Forestry & Fire Control County share of salary-Dist. Fire Warden 551.50
Monticello Texaco Gasoline on Sheriff's card .60
City Drug Store Office supplies(various offices) 9.15
Motor Parts Company Equipment maintenance .42
The San Juan Record Memo pads-Recorder 11.35
Kelly Company Property Tax notices-Assessor 82.98
City of Monticello Co. share of Court costs-Nov. 152.00
Continental Oil Co. Gas on credit card-Public Health-TB 98.65
R. J. Fellmeth IBM processing - Clerk's office-123.91
Treasurer -123.91 247.82
Midland Telephone Co. Local Tel. service & tolls-Courthouse 214.25
Eager Electric Light bulbs 74.40
COUNTY ROAD FUND
Transport TC Clearings Freight 8.69
Utah Power & Light Co. Street lighting-Bluff 38.70
W. S. Hatch Co., Inc. Road oil 831.84
National Cylinder Gas Oxygen 14.20
Lorenzo Smith & Son Chemical Fire Extinguisher 39.20
Slavens Hardware & Lumber Operating supplies & maintenance 20.17
Motor Parts Co. Parts 41.81
Canyonlands "76" Service Cleaning engine & parts 3.00
Gardner-Denver Co. Operating supplies & maintenance 214.11
Wycoff Co. Operating supplies 2.00
Continental Oil Co. Gas, oil & grease 577.78
Ed. H. Foster's Son Chemical Extinguishers 44.50
Monticello Texaco Propane for shop 6.50
Continental Oil Co. Gasoline on credit card 3.63
Western Mine Supply Co. Operating supplies 140.24
San Juan Oil Co. Gas, oil & grease 969.83 "B" ROAD FUND
W. S. Hatch Co., Inc. Road oil 1447.01
Western Mine Supply Co., Inc. Operating supplies 429.24
Utah Power & Light Co. Electricity-TVBooster & Rec. field 45.24
City of Monticello Pro Shop (golf) 30.02
Grant Leavitt Expense reimbursement-Intermountain
Golf Assoc. 34.48
Utah Power & Light Co. Electricity-Bluff 8.97
Anne Porter Reimbursement on slides 10.00
KG Publications Ad in Western Magazine 190.00
Cochran Outdoor Adv. Co. Rent on poster and bulletins 175.00
Francom Advertising Agency Highway signs 270.00
San Juan Record Filing cabinet & office supplies 601.05
Monticello Doxol Service Propane-Fair Building 6.50
Utah State Tourist & Publicity County brochures & flyers 1400.00
Tourist & Publicity Petty cash 25.00
Canyonlands Highway Assoc. & Lee Advertising Sign rental 500.00
Midland Telephone Co. Tolls 5.05 POOR & INDIGENT FUND
Dick's American Service Gasoline and repairs-transient 5.56 WEED & RODENT FUND
Rell F. Argyle Travel expense to bring W & R control truck
and equipment from S. L. C. 13.58 LIBRARY FUND
Mesa Sanitary Supply Co. Dust cloths(25 yd.) 23.80
Jana Edgell Denver Post subscription 1.60
Northern Electric Maintenance and repairs 28.10
Utah Gas Service Gas for heating library 75.63
Monticello Lumber and Hardware Maintenance 5.69
Eager Electric Maintenance 8.78
Ken Bailey Mileage to meeting 3.52
Dorothy Nielson Mileage to meeting 12.00
City of Monticello Electricity 91.54
Sam Parry Expense reimbursement-Bookmobile 106.82
Palmer's Propane Service Propane-Blanding library 84.87
Midland Telephone Co. Local service and Tolls 13.50
Agricultural Extension Service Fund
Midland Telephone Co. Local service and tolls 26.40
There being no more business to come before the Board at this time, meeting adjourned.
Ada Palmer, Clerk K. S. Summers, Chairman, County Commission