Fred Rowley, council member, read a proposal at the beginning of the meeting. Rowley’s statement was geared around the fact the Cedar City Temple Open House will begin Oct. 27 and will bring International attention.
“Regardless of one’s religious convictions, I believe that these events will be a profound positive impact on our community due to the publicity and financial infusion we will receive,” he said in his statement. “Thousands of people from Utah, and surrounding states will be coming to Cedar City to take a tour. I expect that hundreds of former residents will be coming from farther distances to visit their hometown.”
Rowley called upon the mayor with the assistance of the council and staff with a campaign to make Cedar City “Sparkle.” In making the city sparkle, he said he wanted to call upon the city signs to be repainted as well as decorative light posts and bollards to be placed along Main Street.
“I would like to call upon other government entities — the county, the state, particularly UDOT) the school district, SUU the BLM and Forest Service to join in this campaign by cleaning up their properties, and assisting others to clean up theirs,” Rowley said.
He continued to emphasis calling on businesses, restaurants, lodging to update their surroundings with refreshed signs and clean properties.
“I call upon service groups, church groups, youth groups to take on a project a month for the next seven months to beautify our city,” Rowley said. “I call upon homeowners to take particular advantage of the spring cleanup to clear their yards of debris; to call a wrecking yard to haul aways those old cars that are never going to be repaired, and to paint or otherwise refurbish their home’s exteriors if needed.”
By doing this, he said, it will pay great dividends to the citizenry of Cedar City.
“By being in clean, tidy surroundings, they will have a boost in their general mood, and they will be part of bringing a much-needed financial infusion into our city and county,” Rowley said.
Cedar City Police officer Brennan Peterson was nominated for Employee of the Month for March by Cedar City Police Chief Darin Adams.
Peterson has served as an Animal Control Officer for 16 months and was honored for his positive relationship he brings between Animal Control and Patrol. He was also honored for his happy and bright disposition, his work ethic and his dependability.
He was not in attendance as he was at work, but his wife was present to accept the award on his behalf.
The council also approved upgrading a waterline from a six-inch to an eight-inch at 2050 W. 200 South with an amendment that it is done at the city’s expense and the property owners pay the difference cost of the upgrade line.