Jun 122013

By Naomi Hatch
The Taylor Fire Department recently formed a committee that will look at the feasibility of forming a fire district with the Snowflake Fire Department. They will look to see whether they should work toward a fire district or find other avenues.
Snowflake’s Fire District Committee has been working on gathering information for several months and recently invited Taylor to join the effort.
Taylor Fire Chief Clint Burden presented the names of Brad Click, Clay Wood, Kent Hall, Jared Allen Hatch and Jaime Opheim to the town council June 5 as prospective members of the committee, and asked that two council members serve on the committee.
A motion to approve Councilmen Lynn DeWitt and Carl Cosper as members of the committee, as well as the five names presented, passed unanimously. The committee’s first meeting will be a joint one with Snowflake on Thursday, June 13.
In other business, Brenda Hazlett of Arizona Public Service Company’s Northeastern Division was present and noted that their primary role is to support community leaders. She introduced Northeast Energy Delivery Manager Steve Quinn, who said that Jason Hatch is the Snowflake representation. They were there to offer APS’s support.
Robert Trent of American Legion Post 126 advised the council that he noticed at the Trapper Days celebration that people didn’t know the proper protocol for the American Flag, so he went through the steps of posting the flag.