MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS' MEETING HELD IN REGULAR SESSION ON MONDAY, THE 22nd DAY OF DECEMBER, 1969
PRESENT: Marion H. Hazleton, Chairman
Calvin Black, Member
Harold C. Young, Member
Clytie Barber, Clerk
Meeting opened at 10:00 O'Clock A. M. with Commissioner Hazleton in the Chair.
Minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved. Motion for approval was made by Commissioner
Young, seconded by Commissioner Black and carried unanimously.
COUNTY INSURANCE EXPIRES
In as much as no decision was reached on the 19th of December regarding County Insurance, and in as much as the present policy expired on that date, the Commissioners negotiated a 15 day binder to be put on our present policy. In the event that Central Insurance Agency is the successful bidder, no additional charge will be made for this 15 day binder. This was later changed to a 30-day binder.
The Commissioners then announced that they would meet on December 29th for the sole purpose of making a decision on the County ins urance.
LAND PURCHASE APPROVED FOR BLANDING ROAD SHED
Commissioner Black introduced the motion that the County purchase a plot of land in Blanding that is owned by Mid-Continent Supply Co. of Fort Worth, Texas, at a price of $2,000. The said plot containing 2 acres + -. This land is adjacent to a plot of similar size that is owned by Bart Lyman and can be purchased for a price of $2,160.73. Commissioner Young seconded the motion that the County purchase both plots of land for the location of the new Blanding Road Shed. The foregoing motion passed unanimously.
The Clerk was instructed to inform Mid-Continent that payment would be made about January 15, 1970, also, to request permission for the County to go on the land and level it before the Winter frost goes in.
TRANSIENT ROOM TAX APPROVED
It was moved, seconded and passed unanimously that San Juan County adopt an Ordinance requiring a Transient Room Tax on County Motels. The County Attorney was instructed to draft the Ordinance and take the necessary steps to put it into effect as soon as possible.
COUNTY-OWNED MINING CLAIMS DISCUSSED
Whereas San Juan County is the owner of Lucky Strike Mining Claims No. 1 and 2, by virtue of a Tax Deed issued by the County Auditor in May of 1969, and Robert H. Ruggeri of Moab, Utah, had offered to purchase said claims for the amount of $50.00, and the County Commissioners having discussed the matter with the County Attorney, The Clerk was instructed to inform Mr. Ruggeri that the Commissioners were rejecting his offer to purchase at this time and returning his check, and that if they decided to sell, the County would advertise for bids.
AGREEMENT ON JUVENILE DETENTION APPROVED
Upon recommendation of the County Sheriff and
Upon motion of Commissioner Young, seconded by Commissioner Black and carrying unanimously, San Juan
County approved an Agreement with Carbon County and the Department of Family Services on Juvenile
AIRPORT MATTERS DISCUSSED
Mr. George Endter met with the Commission and informed them that he would have a full report for the meeting of January 5, 1970. Mr. Endter also requested some sort of "Concession Agreement" with the County for his protection. The Commission agreed that this was not unreasonable, and promised some agreement would be drawn up.
1 P. M. BIDS ON ROAD SHED FOR BLANDING
This being the day and hour advertised for opening of bids for the County Road Building at Blanding, and bids were received from the following:
#1. Young's Concrete Products (Butler Bldg.) .... $17,432.00 If cost of bldg. is pd within 10 days after delivery of bldg. deduct ______152.64
TOTAL COST . . . . $17,279.36
#2. Young's Concrete Products (Stran Steel Bldg.) . . $18,240.00 If cost of bldg is pd within 10 days after
delivery to bldg. site, deduct ..... .______327.50
TOTAL COST .... $17,912.50
Western Mine Supply
Steel shop as per County specifications .... $16,341.25
Commissioner Black moved to accept the low bid of Western Mine Supply, Commissioner Young seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
SNOW WING BID ACCEPTED
A bid hav ing been received from San Pete County in the amount of $510.00, Commissioner Black moved to accept the bid, Commissioner Young seconded the motion and it carried unanimously. The Clerk was instructed to notify the San Pete County Clerk the their bid had been accepted and the Snow Wing for the Adams Motor Grader could be picked up upon payment of the amount bid.
COUNTY LAND - BID OPENING
This was the day and hour advertised for opening of bids on the County owned parcel of land west of Circle Drive in Monticello. Following are the bids that were received:
Western Mine Supply (K. R. Bailey) .... $415.00
Clyde Christensen ............. 102.50
Wm. G. Dunow............... 103.00
Thomas D. Jones .............. 660.00
Commissioner Young moved to accept the bid of Thomas D. Jones, Commissioner Black seconded the motion and it carried unanimously.
COLLECTOR ROAD MEETING SCHEDULED
A telephone call was received from Archie Hamilton stating that a Meeting on Collector Road Projects would be held in Monticello on the 6th day of January (1970) at 8:30 A. M. The Commissioners and the new North District Foreman (Chuck Johnson) plan to be in attendance.
NORTH DISTRICT ROAD FOREMAN HIRED
The Commissioners interviewed Mr. Chuck Johnson of Midvale, Utah, for the position of Foreman of the North District. Commissioner Young then introduced the motion to hire Mr. Johnson on a 6 months trial basis at a salary of $599.00, and after this 5 months period if both County and employee are satisfied, Mr. Johnson's salary is to be adjusted to a 5% or 10% increase. Commissioner Black seconded this motion and it carried unanimously.
ROAD NUMBERING LETTER FROM HENRY C. HELLAND
Utah State Department of Highways
State Office Building
Salt Lake City, Utah
December 17, 1969 Mr. A. E. Johnson Executive Director 341 National Press Building Washington, D. C. 20004
Subject: Redesignation of U. S. Routes in the Four Corners Area Dear Mr. Johnson:
We have discussed the route changes suggested by the ASSHO Executive Committee with the citizens and
officials of the local communities along the routes in Utah. It is their unanimous feeling that the changes would not properly designate the routes. Copies of several of the letters we have received are a attached.
Our State Road Commission considered the matter at its meeting on December 12, 1969 and adopted the attached resolution. Our Commission could not accept the proposal of the Executive Committee nor the sub-stitute offered in your letter of December 2, 1969. It is, therefore, our official position that the ap-plication be approved as submitted or that the route numbering remain as it is now.
We are concerned that the Committee felt that S.R.47 does not fit the criteria for U. S. Route desig-nation. In the National Functional Classification Study recently completed, this route was placed in the arterial category. The State Highway Department has completed several improvement projects on the route in recent years. Funds have been programmed by the Commission for improvement of the section between Verdure and Monticello. A project costing $1,000,000. will be awarded within 60 days and another project contracted the next year. It is our interest to place the route on the Federal-Aid Primary System and accelerate improvement on other sections. Attached are maps from our Needs and Adequacy Study which show the conditions existing on the route. It is on the northern 20-mile section where funds are programmed and projects scheduled.
It is requested that the Executive Committee reconsider the application as presented. We would have no objection to designating the route between Kayenta and Crescent Junction as US-163 to obtain an uneven route number on this north-south route, but no other changes would be acceptable.
Very truly yours,
/s/ Henry C. Helland,
Director of Highways.
Redesignation U.S. Route 160 and Addition of U.S. Route 164
WHEREAS, having reviewed the recommendations of the A.A.S.H.O. Route Numbering Subcommittee as out-lined in their letter of November 4, 1969, to designate as U.S. Highway that route from Cortez, Colorado, south overlapping U.S. 666 to the intersection of State Route 40, thence overlapping State Routes 40, 67, and 44 to the intersection of U.S. 89 in Tuba City, Arizona and to designate U.S. 163 that route presently designated as U.S. 666 from Gallop, New Mexico, to Cortez, Colorado, and from Cortez, Colorado to Crescent Junction, Utah, that section presently designated as U.S.160, and
WHEREAS, it is the unanimous decision of the Grand and San Juan County Officials, Moab and Monticello City Officials, representatives of the Chamber of Commerce Organizations from Moab, Monticello, Blanding and the State Highway Staff that they do not concur with the redesignation of these routes in the Four Cor-ners Area, as outlined by the A.A.S.H.O. Route Numbering Subcommittee, said recommendation November 4, 1969.
NOW THEREFORE, be it resolved as follows:
That the Utah State Road Commission does not concur with the designation of U.S. Routes in the Four Corners Area, as recommended by the A.A.S.H.O. Route Numbering Subcommittee as outlined in their letter of November 4, 1969.
That the routes within this area should be designated in the manner outlined in our application to
the A.A.S.H.O. Executive Secretary on April 28, 1969, or should remain as they are presently designated.
That the attached letter from the A.A.S.H.O. Executive Director, Mr. A. E. Johnson, relating the U.S. Route Numbering Subcommittee recommendation for the renumbering of the aforementioned routes be he-reby incorporated as a part of this submission.
Dated this 12th day of December, 1969.
STATE ROAD COMMISSION OF UTAH
/s/ Clem H. Church, Chairman
/s/ R. LaVaun Cox, Vice-Chairman
/s/ Wayne S. Winten (?), Commissioner
/s/ Francis Feltch, Commissioner
/s/ Ross H. Plant, Commissioner ATTEST:
/s/ Robert A. Malecher (?) actg. Secretary
U-95 FUNDS ALLOCATED
A letter was received from Laurence J. Burton (Representative) confirming the report that the amount of $2,300,000. has been allocated from Public Land Funds for further improvements of U-95. In discussing this allotment, the Commissioners have suggested that this amount be used for grade and drain and application be made for 1971 fiscal funds for further improvements.
LYNN LYMAN RE-APPOINTED TO HOSPITAL BOARD
Commissioner Black moved to re-appoint Lynn Lyman to the Hospital Board, Commissioner Young seconded the
motion and it carried unanimously.
The Hospital Board and Mr. Lyman have been notified.
MISSILE FIRING SCHEDULE
Athena Area #2: It is now planned to use the safety area on the following days during the first quarter of calendar year 1970: March 26, 1970.
THE FOLLOWING CLAIMS WERE PRESENTED AND APPROVED FOR PAYMENT GENERAL FUND:
Thorit Hatch Legal Counsel for Fred J. Penn 275.51
Kelly Company Abstract of Titles 323.50
San Juan County Recorder Petty Cash 30.00
Motorola Communications Contract 60.00
Magic Chemical Company Disinfectant & Towels 30.95
Black Oil Company Gasoline for Sheriff's Dept. 55.66
R. J. Fellmeth IBM Processing on Audit Adjust. & Acct. Services 726.56
H. W. Redshaw Travel Expense Reimbursement - Planning Commission 16.00
The San Juan Record Publications & Merchandise 30.52
City Drug Store Miscellaneous Supplies 10.97
COUNTY ROAD FUND:
The San Juan Record Publication Notices 6.45
Motorola Communications Contract 75.50
Wycoff Company, Inc. Freight 20.70
The San Juan Record Merchandise 6.09
Phillips Petroleum Co. Asphalt 357.50
Broderick Tire Service Tires, Tubes etc. 1645.13
Abajo Petroleum Oil 1097.83
Western Road Machinery Co. Ball Caps 36.25
Mountain States Fence Co., Inc. Materials 109.00
Blanding City Utilities - Blanding Shed 22.21
MuniChem Corp. Supplies 32.10
San Miguel Power Assoc., Inc. Electric Service 3.70
Robert R. Low Excavation for Power Lines 15.00
Transport Clearings Freight 2.92
Donald V. Blake Survey, Design etc. CR-6. 2514.60
Black Oil Company Diesel Fuel 1055.18
City Drug Store Film 8.24
James A. Greenhalgh Travel Expense 56.54
Lee's LP Gas Heater Repair & Propane 28.00
Mesa Sanitary Supply Co. Janitorial Supplies 38.55
Hiller Bookbinding Co. Book Binding 112.10
Utah State Library Commission Books 7.25
Eric J. Seaich Co. Laminated Pictures 30.00
Blue Mountain Foods D-Con 2.94
The Midland Telephone Co. Service to Dec. 1, 1969 5.30
Lariat Restaurant Meals for CBC 8.99
Elk Ridge Restaurant Dinners for CBC 17.95
Monticello Country Club Dinners for State Travel Council 30.00
The Midland Telephone Co. Service to Dec. 1, 1969 12.20
San Miguel Power Assoc. Inc. Electric Service 2.80
There being no further business to come before the Board at this time, upon motion meeting adjourned.
Clytie Barber, Clerk Marion H. Hazleton, Chairman of the Board