Commission recognizes Valley American Legion post’s 100th

Members of American Legion Post 36 stand with the Uinta County Commission during the commission’s Jan. 7 meeting in Evanston. Commissioners signed a proclamation, recognizing the post’s 100th anniversary, which will be celebrated this weekend at the Ft. Bridger American Legion Hall. Pictured are Uinta County Commissioner Eric South, Sgt. at Arms Tom Dean, Chaplain Ken Duncan, Post 36 Commander Pete Roitz, Commissioner Craig Welling and Commissioner Mark Anderson. (HERALD PHOTO/Kayne Pyatt)

EVANSTON — The Jan. 7 regular meeting of the Uinta County Commission started with Pete Roitz, Commander of the American Legion Post 36 in Ft. Bridger, asking the commission for a proclamation to recognize the 100th Anniversary of Post 36. Roitz invited the commissioners to the Post’s Centennial celebration from 2-6 p.m. on Jan. 25 at the Ft. Bridger American Legion Hall, with the formal presentation at 3 p.m.

The commission voted unanimously to approve Resolution 20-01 recognizing Jan. 25 as the American Legion Post 36 Centennial Celebration day. They all signed the proclamation and gave it to Roitz, Post 36 Chaplain Ken Duncan and Sgt. at Arms Tom Dean.

Applicants for the various Uinta County Boards had been reviewed in the morning’s work session and appointments to those boards were next on the agenda. Those appointments included Joel Giorgis reappointed to a five-year term on the County Fair Board; Eric South reappointed to the Airport Board and Tisa Cheney and JoAnne Keffer appointed to the Uinta County Library Board.

Trudy Lym was appointed to the Human Services Tripartite Board; Kerri Wright and Barbara McFadden to the Uinta County Museum Board; Shaun Harris and Randy Chandler to the Predator Control Board; Gary Larsen to the Uinta County Health Care Trust and William Orvosh and Dennis Keefer to the Veterans Board.

Uinta County Clerk Amanda Hutchinson spoke for Sheriff Doug Matthews in asking for the commission to sign off on the quote from Spillman Maintenance for the county’s portion of the new 911 system module. The commission voted to approve the quote from Spillman Maintenance.

Hutchinson then addressed the Well-Dyne change order on the County’s prescription insurance. She said she didn’t have time to get all the details yet, but it looked as if it would give the county employees considerable savings on prescriptions. It would allow members to take advantage of drug rebates and other co-pay savings. It is a savings plan and as long as rebates are available the member wouldn’t have to pay the co-pay. However, there wouldn’t be a rebate every time so members would need to keep that in mind, so they aren’t confused when they do have to pay the co-pay, Hutchinson said.

The commission approved the Well-Dyne change order.

Representing High Country Behavioral Health, Hutchinson asked the commission to sign a letter stating they support the group as the county’s mental health provider.

“They just need a letter of support so they can send it to the State when applying for grants,” Hutchinson said.

The commission approved the letter of support for High Country Behavioral Health.

Last to address the Commission was Clay Baird, Public Works Director, who had been added to the agenda.

“I am here to ask you approve a Ft. Bridger maintenance agreement for services at the Ft. Bridger airport with Ready Rocks Inc., Charlie Bluemel, owner. The services would include snow removal and a field based operator. Those services would be provided daily, monthly and annually. Compensation to the contractor would be $2,800 cash and the use of the building for the operator. I would also like to thank Ariel Calmes and Loretta Howieson for their help in putting this contract together and protecting the county’s interests,” Baird said.

The commission approved the Ft. Bridger maintenance agreement.

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