By Nick Worth
The Holbrook City Council considered two candidates for appointment to the Planning and Zoning Com-mission as part of a special meeting held Jan. 31.
Trent Larson, currently the Planning and Zoning manager for Navajo County, is a 27-year resident of Holbrook. He began his career in the P&Z Division in 2005 as a zoning/building inspector. He then worked for the Navajo County Flood Control District for five years, where he was responsible for reviewing county P&Z Commission agenda material and provided support for the county P&Z staff.
In a letter of interest, Larson sent to City Manager Ray Alley, he wrote, “I think it is important for every-one to be involved in their community. I am a firm believer in the quote ‘If you are not part of the solution then you are the problem.’ I have lived in Holbrook for close to 27 years. This is my hometown and I care about its future.”
The council also considered a letter of interest submitted by Kimberly Eavenson, who is currently the Human Resources director for Navajo County.
In her letter, Eavenson wrote, “I grew up in Holbrook, and after having moved away for seven years have returned to finish raising my children in the community that afforded me so much opportunity.”
She added her work as Human Resources director for the county gives her the skills needed to serve on the P&Z Commission. Eavenson also said she is looking for other opportunities to serve her community.
Since there were some council members missing from the meeting, the council tabled the decision on the appointment until their next regular meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 19.
In other action, the council:
* Approved claims payments for Jan. 10-30.
* Issued a special event liquor license to the Knights of Columbus for a Feb. 9 fundraiser.
* Approved a payment of $4,853.96 to RDO Equipment for the emergency purchase of parts for the Streets Loader.
* Approved a payment of $4,125.95 to Better Communications for updated radio equipment for the Holbrook Fire Department.
* Approved a payment of $1,801.84 to Lewus Electric for the emergency purchase of motors for the Sun Valley well.
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By Nick Worth