In its meeting May 22, the commission:
- Received four bids for construction of curb, gutter and sidewalk on Davis Boulevard between 3100 South and 3300 South. Bids were $31,525, $35,841, $36,470 and $41,373. Engineer's estimate is $43,020. The bids will be evaluated and one awarded at the May 29 meeting.- Approved a new contract with UDOT and the Federal Highway Administration for $57,000 to design a pedestrian overpass on State Street over I-15 in Farmington to serve the county's new justice complex. The new contract was requested by federal highway fund auditors, putting the project on a cost-plus instead of lump sum basis.
- Extended the tax abatement granted last year to Horizons Food in the Freeport Center in Clearfield. A company spokesman said the firm is operating only at about 8 percent of capacity because of low demand and most of its space is being used for warehousing instead of production. The commission kept the firm's assessed valuation at the 25 percent level granted last year.
Woods Cross City Council
- Heard a report from Councilman Russell Mitchell on the burn plant, indicating that the city needs to find a convenient location for a "roll-off" bin for a recycling proj-ect. The landfill logged 5,700 trips in March, including 5,200 during the free drop-off period as an indication that semiannual cleanup projects work. Only 3,500 trips were made to the county landfill in April. The burn plant will hold a public hearing on its tentative budget Wednesday, June 12, 5:10 p.m. at the plant.
- Bret Wahlen, city manager, indicated that the city may soon be changing its garbage pickup day from Friday to Wednesday. Friday is not working well as a convenient day for trash hauling, and if all the garbage route isn't covered on Friday, pickup doesn't resume until Monday.
- Woods Cross City is also looking to hire a new court clerk. Good typing and WordPerfect 5.1 skills are required. Deadline for application is June 1.
North Salt Lake
- Took a donation request from the Orchard Elementary PTA under advisement. The school wants the city to provide a contribution of $10,000 toward construction of of a jogging/walking path and additional playground equipment around the elementary school. The school has a grant for $25,000 for the project, but the total construction cost is estimated to be $40,000.
- Held a public budget hearing on the tentative budget for next year with no public representation. Two general budgets, one totaling $1.8 million and another of $1.7 million, were presented to the council. No formal decision was made, pending review. Final decision will be made June 18 at the regular City Council meeting.
- Learned that the $200,000 capital proj-ects will probably be cut back. This project included such things as a new city hall telephone system, storm sewer and city beautification projects.