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Sunnyside denied CIB money


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By MICHAEL OVERSON
Sun Advocate reporter

Mayor Doug Parsons went before the CIB board in an attempt to receive funding for improvements on the Sunnyside city hall building. The CIB board declined the project due to size and scope of project with regard to percent of actual city use in the building, and energy efficiency projects they noted are not covered by them and that Sunnyside should contact energy efficiency agencies to asses its assets. The project description included space for businesses, and the CIB does not finance economic development so no further action will be taken. Commissioner Michael Milovich said in a written response that he would rather support a new building than renovate the existing one.

The city also purchased risk management equipment. Ex-mayor Andrews sent the city a check for $412.17 to go towards the purchase of risk management supplies. Utah local government trust covers 5 percent of insurance premium for purchase of risk management supplies. Cities are eligible after they meet six requirements: participate in liability property and workers compensation coverage through a trust, have an active safety committee, yearly sewer manhole inspections, attend risk management training, have all drivers sign trust safe driver pledge, and attach remaining receipts for approved expenditures.

The council approved grant for the Carbon County Recreation/Transportation Special Service District in regards to the new little league bathrooms. The new bathrooms will cost $62,438. The new structure will needed a level spot and plumbing run into it. The city will provide man power and equipment to dig and prepare the site. This new facility will serve the ATV trails and the proposed RV park along the boarder of the park as well as the little league fields. CIB will need to fund some of the cost to get the project underway.

Last Friday HalStead construction gave an update as to where the city is with the new Public Safety building. The cost of office supplies will be between $14,000 and $16,000 which ranges from pens and projectors to coffee pots and signage. Additional lighting is needed in the shower facilities because it was noted by Parsons that it is pretty dark in there. Sunnyside and East Carbon will meet on Thursday to discuss the new facility and make sure the two cities are on the same page.

The discussion to close the alley between Edgehill and Pinion drew a lot of comments from the board and audience. Mayor Parsons wants to close the alley because he has experienced several instances of vandalism to his property. It was noted that vandalism could happen in the front as well. The alley dead ends at private property and people currently trespass when they use the alley. The board discussed the option of sending out a questionnaire to get the public's input on the issue. Parsons noted that people bring their ATVs and trucks through his property. Closing the road would only keep law abiding people out, a member of the audience stated. The matter comes down to convenience and whether or not private property trespassing should be addressed. The board couldn't reach a common consensus so the questionnaire will be sent out as to the solution to the problem.

The council found some problems with the payables section of the agenda several payment amount were wrong. Once fixed, the motion to pay the city bills was passed.

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