City official candidates announced, cemetery building, city budget discussed

By Holly Coombs

The Cedar City Council considered bids for a new cemetery building, announced the candidates running for mayor and council for the next year and discussed approval of the 2017-2018 city budget at its last meeting last Wednesday.

Candidates running for Cedar City Mayor this fall include:

  • Ryan James Durfee
  • Maile L. Wilson

City Council candidates include:

  • R. Scott Phillips
  • Bruce S. Hughes
  • Ron Adams
  • Scott Johnson
  • Rich Gillette
  • Andrew McAffee

Cedar City Council Member Fred Rowley announced he will not be running for another term of city council and joked that he is trying to save Sen. Orrin Hatch money.

In the rest of the meeting regarding a new cemetery building, Trevor McDonald with City engineering said the project and plan to fix the area of a new cemetery building has been in progress for a few years.

The project has needed $120,000 worth of requirements by the ADA, which are being considered. The building will be approximately 124 square-feet with much improvement from the current one.

“Guests can have parking and walk to the cemetery without having to walk across the lawn,” McDonald said.

He introduced a bid by Dual A Construction of $191, 255.

City Council Member Fred Rowley said it should be done because it is long overdue.

“I have an elderly friend who tripped on the steps of the old building the other day,” Rowley said.

Cedar City Mayor Maile Wilson said the first phase of the project will cost the most because of the concrete and ground work.

The item will be considered at the council’s next meeting.

The city budget is in its final stages and was discussed in the council work meeting, redevelopment meeting and municipal development meeting. A public hearing took place with no concern voiced. Council will approve the final budget at its next meeting.

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