MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS' MEETING HELD AT MONTICELLO, UTAH ON MONDAY, THE 9TH DAY OF MAY AT 10 A. M.
Meeting opened with all Commissioners and Clerk present, Commissioner Walton conducting.
Minutes of the last two meetings were read and approved.
PETITION PRESENTED FROM BLANDING CITIZENS REGARDING THE LEASING OF THE CLINIC BUILDING TO DR. FALLON AND THE APPOINTMENT OF A NEW CLINIC BOARD
A group of citizens from Blanding were present to present a signed petition asking that the Board of County Commissioners appoint a new Clinic Board from members who had signed the petition.
Dr. and Mrs. Porter were representing the Clinic Board and the rest of the delegation were present in the interests of Dr. Fallon.
After a discussion the Commissioners promised that the petition would be considered and that a joint meeting of the Board of County Commissioners and Clinic Board would be held on Thursday the 12th day of May for a solution to the problem.
REPORT ON WORK DONE AT COUNTY SHED
Oren Zufelt and Gerald Black were present to report on the work that has been done during the month of April at the County Shed. A written report and all service requests were presented for filing in the Clerk's Office.
REQUEST THAT DEPUTY SHERIFF FROM BLUFF BE FURNISHED PHONE BY COUNTY
Leroy Burnett was present from Bluff and was representing the Chamber of Commerce from that locality. He requested that San Juan County furnish a phone for the Deputy Sheriff of Bluff so that they can get better service. He stated that a new line would have to be built to the Deputy's trailer.
He was promised that the matter would be given consideration but that a precedent would be set if such a request were granted.
RAYMOND MCALISTER DESIRES CONSIDERATION WHEN MURALS ARE TO BE DONE AT STATE CAPITOL
Raymond McAlister requested the Board of County Commissioners to consider him when having the murals done when space becomes available at the State Capitol. The Commissioners unanimously agreed that they will consider the request when space is available.
COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT ENTERED INTO BETWEEN DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE AND SAN JUAN COUNTY
The following agreement was entered into:
U. S. FISH & WILDLIFE SERVICE 232 South West Temple St., Salt Lake City 1, Utah
May 9, 1960
San Juan County Commissioners Monticello, Utah
In accordance with the terms of a signed Field Agreement between the Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, and San Juan County, the latter agrees to provide not more than $5000.00, for the payment of a salary, travel expense and supplies as their contribution to a predator and rodent control project in San Juan County, for a period from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1960.
The Fish and Wildlife Service agrees to furnish supervision of the project and will provide technical assistance and the necessary 1080 grain.
Very truly yours,
H. Alan Foster Assistant District Agent
William C. Walton
Chairman, County Commissioners
COUNTY TO MAKE APPLICATION TO HAVE ROAD SCHOOL HELD IN SAN JUAN COUNTY IN 1961
A motion was made by Commissioner Bartell, seconded by Commissioner Hazleton, and carried, that the Clerk write to C. A. Grant, Executive Director to have the Road School held at Monticello, Utah in the year 1961.
NO FUNDS TO PURCHASE GRAVEL FROM SUMSION & SONS AT THIS TIME
Mr. Walon reported that Dick Sumsion had contacted him in regards to purchasing 12,000 tons of gravel in the southern end of the County. The matter was considered and Hub Newell, County Engineer was directed to notify Mr. Sunsion that there are no funds available for purchasing gravel at this time.
COUNTY ENGINEER SUGGESTS THAT GAS TANKS AT COUNTY SHED IN MONTICELLO BE MOVED OUTSIDE OF BUILDING
Mr. Newell suggested that the gas tanks at the Monticello County Road Shed be moved outside the building and placed under cover, and that a record be kept of the amounts used and on what equipment. At the present time it is inconvenient to get to the tanks and equipment has to be moved each time. Mr. Newell was directed to follow through with the suggestion.
Liscomb MR. NUEVO/SUPPORTS ERECTION OF BRIDGE ACROSS SAN JUAN RIVER AT BLUFF, UTAH
Mr. Nuevo Liscomb was present to sell the Commissioners on the erection of a bridge across the San Juan River at Bluff. Mr. Liscomb had a letter from the Gardner Construction Company of Littleton, Colorado to the effect that they can construct a bridge similar to the temporary bridge at Aneth for $22,000.00 pro-viding that such a bridge is fourteen feet wide with a minimum length of two hundred feet, the cost being $110.00 per linear foot.
Mr. Liscomb also stated that if the County had a road connecting the road from the Steen mine east to the oil fields it might attract considerable more people in the area as there would be no need for going north through Grand County.
The matter will be taken under advisement. ANNEXATION GETS COMMISSIONERS' APPROVAL
The Board of County Commissioners approved the addition to the Monticello Townsite to the North. The de-scription is as follows:
Beginning at a point 2539.3 feet South and 1609.4 feet West of the Northeast Corner of Section 25, Twp. 33 S., R. 23 E. SLB&M; and running thence NO° 05' W 874.0 feet, thence N 79° 03' E. 389.4 feet, thence N. 80° 11' E. 547.0 feet, thence South 367.2 feet, thence West 120.0 feet, thence S. 0° 05' 794.0 feet, thence West 486.6 feet, thence South 214.5 feet, thence West 100.0 feet, thence North 334.5 feet, thence West 214.5 feet to the point of beginning.
LETTER TO BE REFERRED TO COUNTY ATTORNEY FOR CONSIDERATION
A copy of a letter that had been sent to Dr. C. D. Goon by the Utah State Department of Health regarding sanitary conditions of waste disposal on the Bernel Bradford and Garth Bradford residences just outside the city limits of Blanding is to be referred to the County Attorney for necessary action for compliance with State requirements for sanitation.
LETTER TO BE REFERRED TO CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE
A letter from the Associated Civic Clubs of Southern and Eastern Utah regarding the submittal of names of directors from the Chambers of Commerce of Monticello and Blanding was to be forwarded by the Clerk to the two organizations.
COUNTY ATTORNEY TO WRITE TO SPOTTY WILSON REGARDING PAYMENT OF PARTS FOR TRUCK AS PER AGREEMENT
notify the County Attorney to
The Clerk was directed to/write to Scotty Wilson to make payment of parts for truck purchased from him and at which time he promised to pay for the parts needed for repairs if the County did the installation. To date the County has been billed for such repair parts.
ALMA JONES OF THE WELFARE DEPARTMENT PLEADS THAT ALL NAVAJO INDIANS BE GIVEN EQUAL BENEFITS OF OIL MONIES
Alma Jones was present to discuss the inequality that will be shown the Navajo Indians of San Juan County unless Legislative action is taken to define "area" to mean all of San Juan County instead of some partic-ular area of San Juan County where oil is found, so that all Indians of the Navajo race may receive benefits from royalties whether they live on the reservation or not, the same to apply to the Ute Indians.
Mr. Walton stated that he would get in contact with Mr. George Hurst to see how action can be started. COMMISSIONER HAZLETON TO MEET WITH SCHOOL BOARD REGARDING PARTICIPATION OF SCHOOL IN HEALTH PROGRAM
Commissioner Hazleton volunteered to meet with representatives of the School Board so that an agreement can be reached regarding participation of the School in the Health Program of the County.
It was also agreed that the compensation of $1000.00 per year that is to be paid to Dr. Goon is to be a County charge and not to be participated in by the State or School. Also, the syringes that are being pur-chased by the Health Department will be a charge against the County and not against either the School or the State. Correction: eliminate syringes from above and substitute permanent equipment.
THE FOLLOWING BILLS WERE APPROVED:
Redd's Inspection of fire truck 3.50
Jo Ann Oakes Salary and expenses, Public Health Nurse 344.20
Hylon-Koburn Chemicals, Inc. Janitor supplies 4.84
Jackson-David Bottling Co. Coke for vending machine 27.00
Bailey, Inc. Tires 125.76
Marion H. Hazleton Expenses in County business 97.82
City of Monticello Utilities 54.84
COUNTY ROAD FUND
Wilkin Contracting Co. D7 "Cat" work 1106.00
City of Monticello Utilities at road shed 12.48
Paul J. Nebeker Cedar Posts 75.00
Rocky Mountain Machinery Co. Parts for repairs & maintenance 228.20
Kimball Equipment Co. Parts for repairs & maintenance 159.09
Cate Equipment Co. Parts for repairs & maintenance 112.87
Transport Clearings Freight 2.82
Redd's Repairs & maintenance 44.14
Four Corner Auto Supply Parts for repairs & maintenance 48.14
El Paso Natural Gas Products Co. Truck fuel and deisel fuel 982.42
Cummins Intermountain Biesel Sales Repairs & maintenance 240.45
BLANDING CLINIC FUND
Midland Telephone Co. Toll calls 6.40
Architects Carpenter & Stringham Supervision of Building Clinic 100.00
Intermountain Printing & Stationery Office equipment 425.00
A. S. Aloe Company Clinic equipment 4582.57
Dr. E. N. Porter Expenses to Los Angeles Travel Show 240.00
Francom Advertising Agency Freight on brochures 18.65
There being no more business to come before the Board, upon motion, meeting adjourned.
Ada Palmer, Clerk Wm. C. Walton, Chairman of Board