City Council approves homecoming parade route, agreement to work with county on State Hospital campus study

Evanston High School Student Body President Degory Day speaks to the Evanston City Council during the Sept. 15 council meeting to request a Homecoming Parade permit. The parade will continue along its traditional route this year, from Davis Middle School down to Main Street and then up to 2nd Street. Spectators are asked to spread out along the entirety of the route to allow for greater distance between groups. (HERALD PHOTO/Kayne Pyatt).

EVANSTON — At the start of the Sept. 15 meeting of the Evanston City Council, all the council members and Mayor Kent Williams thanked Police Chief Jon Kirby, the police department, and Gordon Robinson and the public works employees for their quick response during the “hurricane” on Tuesday, Sept. 8, and the cleanup of downed trees as a result of the storm.

The first item on the agenda was a motion to declare various listed items as excess city assets to be sold at a surplus sale on Sept. 30 at the old recycling building on Allegiance Circle. Treasurer Trudy Lym gave the council a list of the items to be sold. The motion to sell the items was approved.

Evanston High School Student Body President Degory Day addressed the council to request the parade route permit for the Homecoming parade at 1:00 pm on Friday, Sept. 25.

Day said the student council had been working with public health as far as safety requirements and had been advised to have those throwing candy wear gloves.

“The parade will start at Davis Middle School and go down 10th Street to Main Street, all the way down Main to 2nd Street and end at the Armory and EMS,” Day said.

The second permit was requested by Urban Renewal/Main Street/Kate’s for an open container and street closure for the second annual Fall Main Street Bash on Saturday, Oct. 3, on Main Street from 9th Street to 11th Street from noon to midnight.

The council unanimously approved both permits.

There was no unfinished business, so the council moved to consider two resolutions under new business.

Resolution 20-74 authorizing the execution and conveyance of an access easement to Kyle Heap and Sarah Heap was presented by Dean Barker, Director of Engineering and Planning.

“The property owned by the Heaps is about 1,000 feet from the wastewater treatment plant road and the easement will branch off of that road. The Heaps have paid $1,000 for conveyance of that easement,” Barker said.

The resolution was approved unanimously.

Treasurer Lym addressed the second resolution, which was the last item on the agenda.

Resolution 20-75 is a memorandum of understanding between the city of Evanston and Uinta County to work collaboratively to administer the funds provided by the Wyoming Business Council to perform the Wyoming State Hospital Historic Campus Assessment and Redevelopment Plan Phase I Grant Project.

Lym explained, “This is just the MOU between the County and the City. The city will administer all funds, pay all bills and will invoice the County for their portion of the grant funds. The city and county each received $25,000 in grant funds from the Wyoming Business Council and the city secured matching funds of $37,500 from the Wyoming Economic Development Administration. The city will maintain documentation of expenditures and submit any required reports with cooperation with the county.” That resolution was also unanimously approved.


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