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Election filings due soon

Saratoga Town Council looks to fill visitors council opening, notes three council seats are open

 


The Saratoga Town Council met at 6 p.m. on Tuesday at the town hall and quickly approved the agenda, minutes and the financials from May 1 town council meeting. The bills approved came in at a total of $83,500.90.

Ed Glode, mayor told the council he had received a letter from Leslie Jefferson, Carbon County Visitor Council (CCVC) director, informing the town council the Saratoga representative, Kim Hytrek needed to be replaced after June 20. Hytrek has served the maximum term allowed. Jefferson requested the town try and find a replacement before the July CCVC board meeting. The mayor said there were two applications received already and the council approved advertising for the upcoming board position.

Glode said the Carbon County election services had sent him correspondence saying filing for candidates for town council seats open would start on May 17 and go until June 1.

“Candidates filing for town council will have to submit the appropriate application form and filing fees,” Glode said. “Just so everyone knows, there are three seats up this year.”

The filing fee is $25 and the application must be in by 5 p.m. on June 1.

Doug Boyd from WLC, a Wyoming engineering firm contracted to help the cemetery board to lay out the additional cemetery plots said a power line thought to possibly be moving would not. Suzie Cox, town clerk and cemetery board member, said the cemetery board was satisfied with how the plots were with WLC’s plan. The council approved the design of the WLC’s plot.

The council approved the first reading of Ordinance 843 which amends ordinance 840 allowing the budget officer to amend the 2017-2018 fiscal year budget. The budget officer will amend the planning commission funds by $20,000. The budget officer will also amend the 911 assessment fund by $75,000.

Also approved by the council for first reading was ordinance 844 which sets the 2018-2019 budget.

Lisa Burton, recreation department director, said May 30 was Arbor day and asked the mayor for an proclamation acknowledging the celebration. The council approved the proclamation. Burton said planting of trees would happen at Kathy Glode park at 9 a.m. on the designated day. She also asked for approval to hire summer staff. The council approved Burton’s request.

Pool fees for the Saratoga pool are going to increase this summer. Under the age of one it is free admission. Resident was been defined by the council as citizens living in the town limits of Saratoga. Resident children under 12 pay $4 and other children visiting are being charged $5. Residents ages 13-64 are paying $5 each visit and non-residents will pay $6. Seniors age 65 and over are free. Season passes and punch cards are available.

Richard Raymer, town council member and airport board representative, told the council the FFA had approved the sale of rotomillings. The council approved advertising the sale of millings. He said the airport project had gone really well. Raymer got the council’s approval for to have the mayor sign the final Request for Reimbursement (RFR) for project #ASAA13B. Raymer expected the RFR to come in a few days.

Raymer told the council the lagoon project was almost completed.

Will Faust, council member and board member on the planning commission, told the council the planning commission meeting on May 8 was successful.

“We have completely revamped title 18.57, created 18.58 and updated about nine other ordinances,” Faust said. The town attorney is reviewing the updates. Faust said the planning commission was also working with the fire department on safety concerning potential fire hazards.

The next Saratoga Town Council meeting is at 6 p.m. on June 5 at the town hall.

 

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