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Price Applying to CIB for Boiler Replacement Funds

By KEN LARSON
Sun Advocate publisher

At the regular city council meeting on Nov. 13, Price officials voted to apply for $100,000 in Utah Community Impact Board funds to pay for part of the cost of installing the new boilers at the swimming pool.

The CIB monies are available through the state of Utah and all counties that produce minerals are eligible to apply for funding.

If received, the funds will offset some of the expense of installing the new boilers, which are expected to cost the city in excess of $250,000.

At a special meeting two weeks ago, the council members voted to replace the failing boilers and, according to Price city engineer Gary Sonntag, the project is proceeding.

The city officials have hired a mechanical contractor and the boilers are expected to be installed in about four weeks.

At the Nov. 13 meeting, council member Elizabeth Kourianos reported on the building that will be housing the boiler units.

Since the city awarded the boiler system bid in late October to U. S. Mechanical, the city staff and council members with the primary responsibility for the pool, parks and buildings, have evaluated the proposed building site for the new boiler system.

The council voted to follow the recommendation of the committee and put the new boiler system in the parks maintenance garage.

The placement decision will require some modifications to the carpentry shop and the greenhouse building which will be used for storage of materials that is currently in the maintenance garage.

In other city business, the council had a lengthy discussion before declaring the waste from the cemetery grounds as surplus and authorizing Price employees to dispose of the materials in question.

The day-to-day operation of the cemetery grounds generate a certain amount of waste that includes grass clippings, leaves, tree branches, cut up wood, woodchips, plants, pots, stands and decorations. A portion of this is composed and recycled for use in the cemetery operation, other portions are either taken to the landfill or put into the trash dumpster.

According to a letter submitted to Sonntag from Lyle Bauer, cemetery supervisor, he requested the city clarify these products and recommend to his staff which are recyclable and which can be freely taken by local citizens.

Following the discussion the council voted to declare the recyclable materials, such as clippings, leaves or branches, as surplus and have available on a first come, first serve basis for anyone wanting this material, but not to include any decorations, plants, or pots. If these items are not claimed by their owners they will be taken to the landfill.





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