UC County Commission looked ahead for summer in actions at recent meetings

EVANSTON — The Uinta County Commission looked to the future at their meeting on Tuesday, March 21, and approved a grant application with the Wyoming Department of Ag for mosquito abatement.

The cost for this year was set at $150,000 to fund the program. The commission has consistently has worked on controlling mosquitos in the county and utilizing spraying to offset the number of mosquitos. The action was in response to the request by Ron Taylor, Department Head for the county.

The commission also approved an agreement with Dustbusters at $103 per ton of dust suppressant for use on unpaved county roads. The program will be provided by funds from the CMAQ grant funds and from County Road Funds.

With the on-going work at the Fort Bridger Airport, the commission approved a transfer of funds from the Evanston-Uinta Airport to the Fort Bridger Airport. The transfer was set at $150,000 of funds for fiscal year 2023. The action was in response to a request by Jeff Breininger, manager of the Fort Bridger Airport.

Upgrades and work also continue on the county fairgrounds and rodeo arena in the Evanston. Stipulations were specified as to how and what would be required to submit a bid on the lighting.

In other action, the commission approved an additional $4,000 for the period ending Sept. 30, 2025, for the the Cooperative Law Enforcement Agreement between the Sheriff’s Office and the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest.

Another aspect in the future that was discussed was the Wyoming Health Fairs. The commission approved the 2023 Wellness Contract so the Health Fairs can move forward as planned.

In an earlier meeting this month on March 7, the commission awarded the bid for the rodeo panels to SCI for $79,070.

At that meeting the commission named Breininger as the Liaison Officer for the Fort Bridger Airport.

The commission also approved liquor license renewals for the Gold Buckle, LLC, and The Green Onion Bar & Liquor Store, LLC, both entities in the Valley.

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