Commission set mill levies and set operation directives

Uinta County Commissioners are pictured at an earlier meeting (l to r): Eric South, Craig Welling and Mark Anderson. HERALD FILE PHOTO/Sheila McGuire

EVANSTON — The Uinta County commissioners set the county’s mill levy to operate county business at their commission meeting last week and other on-going business requirements at their meeting on Aug. 6.

The resolution setting the mill levy to govern the county’s operation for the current fiscal year was set at 11 mills to fund the general fund and an additional one mill to fund the county libraries.

Additional mill levies approved by the commission include: School District One – 46.7, School District Four – 44.2, School District Six – 45.2, County – 11, Conservation – .385, Fire District – 2.5, Weed & Pest – .923, Evanston, Bear River, Lyman and Mountain View – 8.0 each, Bridger Valley Water Conservation – 1.0, Ft Bridger Cemetery – 2.0, and Fort Bridger Water & Sewer – 8.0.

An additional change was made at the Bridger Valley transfer station at an increase of $25,475 for 45 additional construction days. The unanimous decision allowed for a change at the site which included the addition of a restroom in the scale house which will be completed by the contractor on site, A-Pleasant Construction.

The commission approved a letter in which they supported the continued grazing of domestic sheep on their current allotments in the Wasatch-Cache Forest and Ashley Forest. The support was given to Alternative Two in the High Uintas Wilderness Domestic Sheep Analysis. Environmental Impact Statement. Information on this issue was presented by Valley sheep rancher Carl Larson. This issue has been an on-going area of concern and has included multiple years of work for area sheep ranchers as the federal government continues to tweak issues governing the area.

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