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Bob Hubbard retires from Kanab Planning & Zoning
Terra Sue Honey came before the Kanab City Council on January 26 to ask the council for volunteer service opportunities the city may have that would qualify participants for the “Give a Day, Get a Disney Day” program she is introducing to the citizens of Kane County. The Walt Disney Corporation, in conjunction with the Hands On Network, is working to connect volunteers with community needs and offering a free ticket for admission to a Walt Disney World or Disneyland theme park in recognition of this volunteerism.
The Volunteer Center of Kane County has applied and been accepted to the program, which will offer up to one million tickets starting on January 1, 2010 and ending when the tickets are gone, or by December 15, 2010. A volunteer must register online at www.disneyparks.com and a voucher will be reserved in their name and sent only after they have their volunteer effort verified.
The individual must have a defined task and project length with a direct impact on the community and not be a part of any religious service. For more information, contact the Kane County Volunteer Center.
Mayor Nina Laycook presented Robert “Bob” Hubbard a plaque for his 20 years of service to the City of Kanab on the Planning and Zoning Commission. Appointed during Bernie Ripper’s term as mayor, Hubbard was commended by the city council for being a constant contributor, dedicated, dependable and up to the challenges he faced over his years on the commission.
Councilman Jim Sorenson nominated former council member Terril Honey for a position on the Planning and Zoning Commission. Honey has spent the past several years working on P&Z issues as a councilman. The council appointed him to a four-year term.
Public Works Director Keith Robinson presented the council with the Kanab City Water Plan, which was passed by the council unanimously. Councilman Ed Meyer questioned whether this plan should be available to the public and it was decided the document will be converted to a web format and be made available on the Kanab City government website.
It was also decided (according to recently published guidelines for city governments), that interviews of city council candidates be made available to the public as well. Therefore, interviews with Shaun Smith and Dennis Day for the recent council opening will be posted on the kanab.utah.gov website.
Sorenson also said all city job application forms, including the one for the city manager position, are now available online.
The city council agreed to Mayor Laycook’s recommendation that Sorenson be appointed mayor pro tem one and Tony Chatterley as the second to fill her position when she is unavailable.
Meyer noted two students from Kanab High School will be going to Salt Lake City to attend Youth City Council meetings. Kanab, as yet, doesn’t have this program, which mirrors city government workings in the hope young people will take an interest in public service. The students will meet with state legislators, along with former Atlanta Brave’s baseball player Dale Murphy, and former New York City Mayor Rudy Guiliani.