By Tammy Gray –
The Navajo County Board Supervisors agreed Tuesday to expend $32,000 in health district funds to purchase exercise equipment for the multi-use facility in White Cone. In return, the county will have use of a 12’x12’ office space for the next five years.
Under the agreement, the White Cone Chapter will pay the cost of electricity for the office space, and make it available to county staff during normal working hours, and as requested during non-working hours. The county will be responsible for the cost of phone and Internet service for the office.
The office space will be available for use by several different county departments, such as the sheriff, elections and health district.
Fitness equipment provided by the county will be based on a list generated by the White Cone Chapter. The equipment is intended for public use “to provide the community with one avenue for fitness opportunity,” according to documents submitted to the board.
The cost of the equipment is equivalent to approximately $533 per month for use of the office space.
In other action June 12, the board:
* Approved conducting precinct based elections for Show Low Fire District, Clay Springs Domestic Water Improvement District, Lakeside Fire District, Sun Valley Fire District, Heber-Overgaard Fire District, Ponderosa Domestic Water Improvement District and Wonderland Acres Domestic Water Improvement District on Nov. 6.
* Approved the appointment of Max Taylor to the Navajo County Extension Advisory Board, retroactive to April 1.
* Approved the reappointment of Bill Rawlings, Wendell DeCross, Jason Hatch, Joel Lawson, Bob Hall, Fed Shupla and Ruth Ann Smith to the Planning and Zoning Commission.
* Approved an amendment to an existing revolving credit agreement with Wells Fargo bank. The amendment decreases the amount of reporting required on a yearly basis.
* Approved the use of the southwest corner of the county governmental complex for the annual Fourth of July fireworks display.
* Approved renewal of an intergovernmental agreement for services with the Arizona Counties Insurance Pool.
* Approved a resolution adopting a residential anti-displacement and relocation plan, as required by the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974.
* Approved a contract with the Arizona Early Childhood Development and Health Board for a childcare health consultant program.
* Approved an amendment to continue an agreement with the Arizona Department of Health Services for tobacco education and prevention.
* Approved the acceptance of a $25,600 crime victim assistance program grant.
* Approved the expenditure of $4,296 in matching grant funds so that the juvenile probation department may receive a $17,182 family counseling grant.
* Approved a resolution amending the voting precinct map and polling places, as required by state statute.
* Approved an amendment to a contract with iXP Corporation for the expenditure of an additional $5,000 to conduct an additional workshop for prospective participants in an emergency regional communications study.
* Awarded a contract to The Tribune-News for newspaper printing and advertising.
* Approved a five-year lease of county property to the White Mountain Community Garden for the planting of a community garden.
* Approved an intergovernmental agreement with the Arizona Department of Transportation for warning and street name signs.
The next board meeting is scheduled at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, June 26, at the county governmental complex in Holbrook.