CIB Approves Carbon's Road Shop Application
Carbon County's road department shop project took a major step forward when the Utah Permanent Community Impact Board members approved a loan and grant to start the first phase in the building's construction.
As time has allowed, the county engineer and road shop employees have been preparing the site on Airport Road during the last several years.
With the action take in by the CIB board, the county has the money to go ahead with putting up the first building in the complex.
The CIB awarded a grant of $376,570 and a $1 million loan for the county's road shop project last week.
In addition to constructing a road shop building, the CIB grant and laon money will be used to install the sewer, water and power infrastructure at the projectsite as well.
In addition to granting Carbon's funding application, the state agency awarded Cleveland a $65,000 grant to buy a new dump truck with a snow plow attachment.
The members also approved a grant for Green River. The board approved $60,000 for renovations and repairs at the John Wesley Powell River History Museum.
Improvements include the replacement of four heating and air-conditioning units, roof repairs and the installation of metal awnings.
In another action, the CIB panel approved $100,000 for the Southeast Applied Technology Center to build a 3,000-square-foot classroom and offices in Blanding.
The money appropriated to Carbon County represents a small amount of what was the CIB board approved last week
More than $8.6 million in CIB grants and loans have been approved to help finance local improvement projects in rural communities across Utah, according to the state agency.
In addition to the local applications for loan and/or grant funding, the CIB approved the following projects:
Ashley Valley Water and Sewer Improvement District - A $1.3 million loan for improvements to the Uintah County district's culinary water system.
The project includes the installation of 31,680 linear feet of new water lines, fire hydrants, and other upgrades.
Grand County Municipal Building Authority - A $52,400 grant, $347,600 loan in supplemental funds to help pay for higher than anticipated costs for the construction of an 18,600 square foot senior center in Moab.
The CIB approved initial funding for the project in 2003.
Monticello - A $150,000 grant, $100,000 loan to replace the southeastern Utah city's water metering system with radio-controlled devices on all residential and commercial water connections.
Uintah Basin Association of Governments - A $125,000 grant for operational support for the Roosevelt-based organization's natural resource coordination office to provide input for the planned revision of the United States Forest Service's resource management plan for the Ashley National Forest.
Uintah County Municipal Building Authority - A $300,000 grant, $1.1 million loan for the addition of a parking lot, annex, ampitheater and stable at the convention facility in Vernal.
Uintah County Municipal Building Authority - A $40,000 grant to buy and equip a mobile communications center as a backup emergency dispatch facility.
Uintah Recreation District - A $50,000 grant to prepare a master plan for the future development of recreation facilities in Uintah County.
Eastland Special Service Water Conservancy District - A $130,236 grant, $130,000 loan for the installation of 28,460 linear feet of new water lines and 10 fire hydrants in the district serving part of San Juan County.
Ephraim - A $141,000 loan for the Sanpete County city to build a 3,740 square foot building to house the town's ambulance operations.
The project includes two ambulance bays, training and conference rooms, office and storage space, and restrooms.
Bear River Association of Governments - A $100,000 loan to remodel the entrance and install an elevator at the organization's offices in Logan to comply with Americans with Disabilities Act requirements.
Beaver - A $97, 000 grant for the construction of four youth baseball/softball fields, dugouts, batting cages, fences, lighting, bleachers, backstops, scoreboards, and sidewalks..
Big Water - A $22,694 grant to prepare a feasibility and design study for the development of a new sewer system for the small Kane County community.
Cedar City - A $1.5 million loan to construct a new terminal building, parking ramp, entry road and roundabout and install landscaping and utilities at the city's airport.
Escalante - A $55,000 grant for the Garfield County town to make improvements to its community/senior center.
The plans include the replacement of the roof and doors; installation of a new furnace, windows, and ventilation; and new carpet and paint.
Fountain Green - A $40,000 grant for the Sanpete County city to buy a truck and snow plow.
Glendale - A $213,300 loan to remodel a vacant school for use as the Kane County community's town hall and to renovate the city park's restrooms to comply with accessibility requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Gunnison - A $240,000 loan for the Sanpete County city to build a one-mile bicycle and walking trail along the San Pitch River between 200 East and 200 West.
Kanab - A $200,000 loan for the realignment of and improvements to the city's nine-hole golf course to prepare for the facility's expansion to 18 holes.
Kane County Municipal Building Authority - A $100,000 grant, $100,000 loan for construction of a 12,000 square foot two-story building to house ambulance along with search and rescue vehicles and provide office, training, and storage space.
Levan - A $42,000 grant for the improvements to the Juab County community's cemetery.
The project includes new fencing, cattle guards, sprinkler system, maintenance building, electrical lines, and flag pole.
Manila - A $40,000 grant in supplemental funds to cover higher than expected costs for improvements to the Daggett County community's water system.
The CIB approved initial funding for the project in 2003.
Monroe - A $66,000 grant, $34,000 loan in additional funds to build a 7,200 square foot three-bay fire station in the Sevier County town.
The money will pay for higher-than-expected costs for construction, for which initial funds were approved in 2003.
Southern Utah University/Center for Rural Life - A $10,000 grant to purchase a context wide format scanner for the SUU's GIS-GPS laboratory.
Tabby Valley Parks and Recreation Special Service District - A $106,000 grant for the development of a park in Duchesne County.
The project will include rodeo grounds, an indoor riding arena, baseball fields, basketball courts, picnic pavilions, restrooms and a parking area.
Toquerville - A $360,000 loan for the Washington County community to build a town hall.
Tropic - A $100,000 grant, $100,000 loan for improvements along Utah State Route 12.
The project includes a new entryway with informational banners, benches, lighting, drought-resistant landscaping, and a left-turn lane along the length of highway through town.
The CIB board is a program of the Utah Division of Community Development. The board helps state and local agencies and entities that are or may be directly or indirectly impacted by mineral resource development on nearby federal lands and the exclusion of the properties from the local tax base. The board provides assistance through grants and low-interest loans for the planning, construction and maintenance of public facilities. The funds also help community agencies provide public services.