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Top Stories for April 22, 2009
Public approves public health
Resolution 2009-9 was approved which is Standard for specifications and drawing details for design and construction for Planning and Zoning. This replaces the 1997 specifications.
The Commission approved the revised chapter 7 subdivision ordinance design standards with Hulet and Heaton voting aye and Habeshaw voting nay.
Resolution 2009-8 was approved renaming the Planning and Zoning Commission to the Land Use Authority and thus is consistent with the state law and specifications.
A public hearing was held to receive input regarding the issuance of Lease Revenue Bonds in the aggregate principle amount of not to exceed $1,000,000 issued for the purpose of (I)) financing public health facilities and related improvements for use by Kane County or its designee, at this time intended to be Southwest public Health, and (ii) paying issuance expenses on the Bonds, and the economic impact that the improvements proposed to be financed with the Bonds will have on the private sector. There were no comments. Dr Blodget gave the commissioners a petition of support for the project.
Kane County Attorney Jim Scarth updated the commission on the CMFPD petition for board elections. County Clerk/Auditor Karla Johnson, election official will handle this with the CMFPD Board.
The county did not sign a core agreement with the Forest Service for road maintenance, according to Commissioner Habbeshaw. They agreed on the snow but not on the hard surface. He recommended they sign with some changes for the public good. “We’ll see if the Forest Service accepts with our modifications.”
Lou Pratt announced his department received a $64,000 grant from AGRC, Automated Geographic Reference Center, for Cadastral funding. TC Engineering was awarded the bid to digitize property and GIS parcel data for the county. They are not to exceed an additional $9,000.
A group of astronomers have requested several Public Star Parties at the North Shooting Range and have requested the range be closed for that purpose. The range will be closed from dusk until dawn on April 17 and July 17.
A request by Richard Bradshaw for overpaid back assessment taxes was denied.
A Notice of Road Relocation and Temporary Relocation of Sink Valley Road will need to be set for a Public Hearing. Dates will be set and advertised.
Five business licenses were approved; Duck Wood Supply, Duck Creek ATV Rental, Kevin Holton Handyman Service, Zion Mountion Sanctuary Spa and Duck On In Saloon.
Several personnel received budgeted grade increases. Barbara Hansen, Building Inspector, completed a course taking her from 23F to 24 F. In the Motor Vehicle Department, Barbara Hall and Nancy Merrill went from 11C to 12 C.
Jerry Fitting was ratified as a member of the Kane County Board of Adjustments effective April 1, 2009.
Monica Wren was appointed a member of the Mormon Pioneer National Heritage Board.