Jul 312013

By Naomi Hatch
The Snowflake Town Council held a public hearing on the final budget for fiscal year 2013-14 last week. There were no comments or questions on the budget, so the hearing was closed.
The council then unanimously approved Resolution No. 13-09, adopting the $10,103,120 budget for fiscal year 2013-14, which is less than the $10,116,090 budget for fiscal year 2012-13.
In other business July 23, presentations were made by representatives of the Silver Creek Senior Citizens Center, the Snowflake-Taylor Chamber of Commerce and the Snowflake-Taylor Tourism Committee, giving brief overviews of accomplishments over the past year.
The council unanimously approved the audit proposal from Hinton Burdick and asked staff to sign the engagement letter.
Councilwoman Bev Kay said that she would like to see a different auditor every two to three years, but this is just the second year of using Hinton Burdick as auditor.
John Sherman had submitted his resignation from the Fire Department Review Committee. He was acknowledged at the meeting by Fire Chief Pat Hancock for the many hours he put into the committee and the help that he has been. Hancock said that when Sherman moved into the community with the wind farms, one of the things Sherman did was come in and visit with him regarding fire protection. “He has been a great friend in fire service around the community,” said Hancock.
The council unanimously approved Bob Flake to fill the vacancy on the Fire Department Review Committee.
The council met in a work session prior to the regular meeting to discuss the water system infrastructure and energy management master plan presented by Town Engineer Rob Emmett.