Blanding City will have a wide scale power outage on Wednesday, December 13. The outage will last for up to four hours and will include mostly residential areas. A map of the areas affected can be found on the Blanding City Facebook page.
This power outage is part of the final stages of a power project to maintain and upgrade the city power system..
The power project should be finished by the end of December, helping give all residents more reliable power.
In a very short city council meeting on November 28, the Blanding City Council officially adopted resolution 11-28-2017, a resolution that approved the event sponsorship policy.
This policy outlines what qualifies an event to receive consideration for city funding. It has been discussed and changed for several weeks, finally being approved this week.
A few of the stipulations events will need to meet in order to be considered for city sponsorship include, but are not limited to, events that distinguish Blanding as a city with an array of opportunities for recreation, promote Blanding as a desirable place to live and visit, provide positive tax benefits or provide revenue opportunities to the city, and draw interest from outside Blanding and San Juan County.
Councilman Robert Ogle reminded the council once again that he feels the policy “is not in harmony with the appropriate role of government.”
Ogle was the only council member who voted “nay” in adopting said resolution.
In other news, Blanding City will host a public hearing about dog licensing on December 12 beginning at 7:30 p.m. The council will make the decision on topic in the same meeting.
This will be the last council meeting with the current council members.
Council meetings will resume in January with two new members of the city council, including Robert Turk and Logan Shumway.
The first January meeting will also be the meeting that council will choose who will replace the council seat left vacant by Joe B Lyman.
Joe B. Lyman will be taking the mayoral seat in January, leaving his council seat open for council appointment.
The Blanding City Council also reviewed and approved the fiscal year auditor report for 2017.
The total assets for the city are just over $56 million, with $4.3 million in the fund balance and seven percent of that in the discretionary fund for council to disperse as needed.
The remaining is earmarked for public project such as public safety, roads, city debt, etc.
The City Council also wanted to remind Blanding residents that, as there is not any snow yet, residents should remember that when the snow does fall, cars need to be kept off of the road.
Residents are responsible for shoveling their drives and walks but should try and keep that snow out of the street.