Aug 012012

By Naomi Hatch
“In 2004, we entered into an IGA (intergovernmental agreement) with Navajo County for the Southern So-lution (flood control project at the town’s industrial park),” Snowflake Finance Director Brian Richards re-minded the town council last week.
He explained that the agreement was for a maximum of $500,000, but a few months later the county offered an additional $100,000 for the project, which was never formalized, so Richards was requesting council ap-proval for the additional $100,000.
Richards noted that to date, Snowflake has been reimbursed $534,000 by Navajo County for the first phase of the Southern Solution project.
The council unanimously approved the amendment to the agreement with Navajo County.
“White Mountain Endurance Sports has done a lot in our local area to promote the area and bring awareness here,” said Vice Mayor Jason Whiting, who serves as president of the Snowflake-Taylor Tourism Committee, noting that on July 14, the group sponsored the Tour de Summit bike race, which was very successful.
He had asked the group to make a presentation to the council.
Jeremy Neff represented White Mountain Endurance Sports, and said that they named the event Tour de Summit because Summit Health Care was a major sponsor. One hundred and one riders competed, with 97 from out of town including 70 to 75 from the Phoenix metro area.
White Mountain Endurance Sports donated a little over $1,000 for medals and T-shirts to the Snowflake swim team, as well as generated money for the community.
The group’s next event will be the Sweet Tri, held in conjunction with the Taylor Sweet Corn Festival. For more information, go online to