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Volunteers, sponsorships and cemetery issues at the Fredonia Town Council
Tim Short from the National Forest Service began the May 12 Fredonia Council meeting with an update about what the organization is doing. He stated that his goal was to keep the Council more informed and involved with the Forest Service. Short explained several projects planned for the Kaibab National Forest, including many that would help to prevent warm fires and protect open areas that might be threatened by them. One of the projects would include 10,000 acres of salvage logging and 10,000 acres of replanting. The various plans shared the common goal of protecting the Kaibab National Forest and its inhabitants.
Short informed the Council of the upcoming National Trails Day scheduled for June 6 from 8am-1pm AZ time. The event brings volunteers together to help clean up and maintain the Kaibab’s trails. Lunch will be provided and volunteers who choose to stay overnight can do so for free at the Jacob Lake Camp Ground.
Carol Kershaw approached the Council to sponsor this year’s Kane County Relay for Life. Kershaw gave a brief description of the overnight event benefiting the American Cancer Society to be held June 5-6 at the Kanab High School football field. The Council decided to be sponsors for the annual event.
The Council discussed, in depth, the on going water issues at the Fredonia Cemetery. Currently, the Council is investigating the feasibility of installing a sprinkler system that would be able to use culinary water, but could switch to secondary water during times of low water supply. Because the system would be costly, the Council is researching every possible avenue for the project.
Council agreed that the area of Sunnybrook and East Park Ln. was in need of attention. They decided to put the project of repairs and gravel out to bid.
The Fredonia Town Council will not meet on Tuesday, May 26, the regularly scheduled date because of Memorial Day. Instead, a special meeting may be scheduled, date to be announced.