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Kanab City Council - Parade, Airport and City Manager
City Manager Duane Huffman announced bids for the resurfacing of Hwy 89 through Kanab are due into UDOT by November 20, and the project should begin by the first of the new year.
During the public comment period, Kelly Stowell described the Saturday, November 24, Parade of Lights schedule. Events will begin at the Travel Council at 5:30 p.m. with refreshments and caroling, along with registration and the Christmas tree lighting. The parade line-up will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the parade will start at 7 p.m. going to the Mountain America Credit Union corner and returning to the Travel Council on Hwy 89.
Caralee Woods, who, along with Joan Thatcher, spearheaded the ill-fated Proposition 1, which garnered 46% of the vote, addressed Mayor Laycook and the city council. “I think all of us are glad the vote is past us, and we at Kanab Cares look forward to working with the city leaders to improve Kanab as a great place for all to live,” Woods declared. “I suggest we see what we can do to replace some of Kanab’s Christmas decorations that are in pretty bad shape.”
Mayor Laycook thanked Woods for her statement and greeted her after the meeting.
The council, pending the usual state checks, approved the beer sale license formerly held by Walker’s station in Kanab, for the new operator, Bonnie Porter and the 7-11 franchise.
Gary and Terri Glover requested a zone change for their home along Hwy 89A from C-2 Commercial to R-1-8 Residential. The Hwy 89A corridor is zoned commercial. The Glover family has lived in their home for over 30 years at a higher commercial tax rate, which prompted their request for the zone change. The change was approved by Planning and Zoning and passed by the council. The property’s zone change can be reversed in the future by an owner’s petition.
The council approved a grant agreement with the Aeronautical Operations Division of UDOT for a rotating beacon and record of survey projects at the airport from the previous arrangement of 95 percent of the project cost supplied by UDOT grants to 90 percent, thereby placing 10 percent of the cost onto the airport.
The council voted to proclaim November 15, 2012, as Kanab Recycles Day, coinciding with the national designation.
Finally, the council passed a motion to consider City Manager Duane Huffman’s pending new contract with the city, including salary amendments, at the next meeting on November 27. Notice of a public hearing on this matter will be posted to give those citizens interested in attending the meeting a chance to comment on a new contract for Huffman.