|Paper||Beaver County Monitor|
|Rights||In Copyright (InC)|
|Rights Holder||Alice Smith|
|Publisher||Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah|
|Paper||Beaver County Monitor|
Standard Rale US Postage Paid Utah Press Association P.O. Box 224 Milford. UT 84751 Permit No 15 Milford,UT 84751 Lake City UT 84I0M22 r JANUARY 23, 1997 VOL. VII NO.4 in TMlilford MHS Basketball: The Milford Tigers hosted the Escalante Moquis on the 1th to a nail biter of a game. The game came to a last second shot by Dustin Whittaker that put the team in overtime Then, w ith only 21 seconds on the clock, Craig Barnes hit two free throws to put the team up four. These shots sealed the game and the Tigers won 71 to 70. The Panguitch Bobcats topped the Tigers 3 last Friday in a hard fought game. The Tigers play Piute here this Friday. January 24, at 5:45 and 7:30. See you there! Circle 4 Violation: Councilman Enoch Swain reported that he was contacted by a number of concerned residents regarding the August 3rd violation which dumped an undetermined amount of pollutant into the aquifer. "The people were not hostile, but very nice They are concerned about: 1. water pollution; 2. air pollution and odors; 3. future drop in property values; 4. future low paying jobs," he said. Swain then made the following motion, which was seconded Davis and passed unanimously: " move that the city write Junior by a letter to the Governor about the possible pollution of the aquifer and request that the Division of Water Quality and Department of Environmental Quality notify the ( ity of Milford whenever the water aquifer has been polluted from whatever source. That we write a letter to Beaver County Commissioners expressing our concern about the recent incident and request that they provide some type of oversight in these situations. And that we write a letter to the Beaver County Planning commission expressing our concern and that we feel the pollution problem should be part of the conditional use " permit enforced by the county. Additionally, Circle 4 Farms announced yesterday that the company has established a Comment Line. (See page 2 for details.) Councilman Mark Dotson introduced the Lease of Water: Milford of leasing City's unused water right on a year to possibility With the state basis. keeping a closer watch on the relationship year available water between right and acres of farm ground under is cultivation, water becoming an even more precious commodity. Although Dotson declined to give names, he said he has been contacted by a number of farmers. Any such lease agreement would have to be advertised for bid. B J. Moore, city engineer, explained that he does not think state law allows for lease transfer of water from the city to farmers south of Milford because of the direction of aquifer flow. Councilman John Carter (herzealous Law Enforcement? he has been that number contacted by a of citizens who are reported dissatisfied with the police. The reason? Too many tickets !!!!!! The council's previous request that deputies slow down the traffic on Main Street- - targeting trucks in particular.. ..has apparently backfired. Carter's suggestion that the city opt out of county-wid- e law enforcement and once again set up their own police force wasn't too well received. Milford City Audit: With a series of charts and statements, Ken as positive. The Hinton defined city finance for fiscal 1995-9- 6 $60,000 general fund loss for the fiscal year was reduced to approximately $26,500 after transfers from the enterprise funds. Hinton said the city incurred about $95,000 more in general government expense than the $220,000 to $230,000 usually spent. The loss used up reserves in the general fund, leaving a balance of $128. He explained that state law requires that the account balance must be kept between 5 and 8 of projected income for the next year. If the city needs to transfer funds from the water and sewer funds to bring the balance up to they can do so. "To protect the users, the law says you can not transfer unless users are notified," Hinton said. Since users live in Milford and benefit from general fund activities, such notification can be via a memo in utility bills, a public hearing or both. Equity in city assets reflected only a moderate upswing, while the assets themselves climbed dramatically Explanation 52.6 million in assets were purchased through debt. Enterprise funds: Net income for the water fund was $71,707 $18,000 of which was transferred to the general fund. Net income was up from $3,207 in 1995. This figure includes $25,000 interest on funds in an escrow account while the water and sewer project was under construction. The city also received about $ 6,000 in new water connection fees This fund needs a consistent minimum of $35,000 to $40,000 net income to avoid user water rate 1 State Dank A bank it always the content one of a community. It was among the moat photographed buikfinp in Mitford'i early history. The VCSxd Statt Bank was one of the few that didn't g broke during the depression. It doted for the 53-4- ay banking holiday, called by President Rootevek The doors then opened . . .and stayed open. lack Davis rtributea this good fortune tc the fact that the bank didn't have many bad loans because of conservative, solid operations. They were able to take care of their problems and meet the deposit withdrawal demands. Milford Senior Citizens will discuss this and other related historical subject when they meet next Thursday : Ti " - I IP VWJ Historical Tidbits n n if v m j htil-- !' u i J'rj n ; H fit 'Jniaftfc; 'C Photo courtesy Jack Davis The Early Milford Bank was a branch of the State Bank of Beaver County. By: Norman Baxter - Each year as we get older, it seems that the winters get colder, but the most severe was the winter of 1948-194- 9. and continued It began in I remember two until almost on or more feet of snow but it continued on and off for three months. It was impossible to winds kept it on measure for the south-we- st the move. A road would be bare one day and covered wfth"a huge drift the next day. The County and State road crews worked around the clock but the roads filled with drifts almost as soon as they were cleared. I remember 12 and 14 foot banks of snow, just west of town. And, it was cold! Twenty five below zero and was barely warmer during the day. It was impossible to start your car for the oil was like liquid tar. Many kept electric heaters under the hood and some used blow torches to heat the oil pan. If you did get the car started then the snow drifts had to cleared out. The streets were not much better even though the City Crews worked continually to clear them. Most often, we just walked through drifts to get to the store or Post Office. Over that long period of cold, the frost line got deeper until many homes had their water lines frozen. Bill Kinross would come outfit. He would around with his attach one terminal to an inside faucet and the other to an outside pipe. The high amperage caused the pipe to beat up and the water began to run again. That was fine, unless a pipe had ruptured, then it was a mess. Hardest hit within the town was the railroad. Some steam locomotives were still being used but many froze tip. The Diesel Units were more dependable. There were eleven tracks in the yard and all were filled with freight trains that couldn't be moved because the brakes were frozen. The power units would connect to the train and pump up the air pressure, then Carmen went down each side of the train pounding with hammers to break the brake shoes free of ice. The Railroad hired any one that would work and we stumbled through the snow drifts to pour boiling oil in the journal boxes. Even then some trains would not move and the ones that did, were not allowed Lo stop until they were rolling out of town. A large snow plow worked around the clock to keep the main line open, but even then there were problems. "Dutch. Vither engineer, was bringing a freight train from the North and though another freight had gone through not long before, when Dutch hit the snow bank it knocked his units off the track and turned them over. As terrible as it was in town, there were much worse conditions out in the West Desert. Stock was freezing and starving to death But that will be next. mid-Marc- arc-weldi- ng h. 5 " ' v I v- if - I ' !:J ... ! X ::: ifSrUW c h " if r-i- IC- i ' 11- - y. r AH.; Photo courtesy Jack Davis An imposing structure, the Milford State Bank Building stood on the corner of 400 South and Main from 1916 to 1957 or 1958. It was constructed of light yellow brick. Inside there were bars in front of the teller cages. The manager, then referred to as cashier, had an office near the back of the building. The vault was located in the north west corner. Jack Davis, who went to work in the bank as assistant cashier in March of 1947, said the help was trained to consider all people as MPs, whether the transaction was for a "dime or a dollar." Slogan for the bank was. "A friendly-banfor all of the people. " There was a dentist's office, a doctor's office and an attorney's office in the upstairs of the building for many years. They were later converted into two apartments. 1 5, V.." 1 ? - - - "t "'" , ,1 w " mmmuiumma MU . , i'r -- - - 54 J. . n' U i I j M. r r;r..9 - i Milford State Sank 'koto coumty Jock Davit current building a constructed and occupied in 1957. Humor is that there wat a few robbery conspiracy about I9S8. The plan waj lo yo through the all bank building still standing next door. The plot was discovered andfoiled before it could bt completed The . J increases. Sewer fundnex income was $130,047, of which $17,000 was transferred to the general fund. $60,000 in interest revenue (again, escrow of construction project) is included in the total, along with $1 1,000 in new connection fees The fund needs to average $70,000 net income to avoid user rate increase. In fiscal 1995, the fund showed a $17,088 loss Hinton said he doesn't recall the the loss reason for Hinton said that his office had city records longer than usual last year mostly because of personnel change in the city office After a July discussion with Glenn Hill, Hinton scheduled his staff for November. Hill proved to be more efficient than expected, and had die records ready for audit by August st. Hinton could not change scheduling for his staff, thus the records were out of the office longer than expected. Hinton is delighted to have Nedra Kennedy back in the recorder's position. "She is very knowledgeable and diligent with regard to city finance," he said. The comment was echoed by council members Kennedy reported that the total combined funds now match the state treasury account. The city has made up for an 1 approximate $48,000 discrepancy. Kennedy expects to help the council keep better track of fixed assets, and have accurate and up to date records of liquid assets available at all times.