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With only a three hour drive from the hustle and bustle of Salt Lake City, Manila exists as a small, quiet community offering a completely unique experience. The valley opens wide at your feet and the pollution free evening skies are filled with stars that seem almost within reach. In winter, the valley is surrounded by snow laden mountains, providing breath taking views. A multitude of wild animals including deer, antelope, rabbit, fox, bobcat, and the occasional mountain lion, share Manila with the local population. Whatever you desire in outdoor adventure, you are bound to find it here with cedar, juniper, aspen and pine laden mountains rising to the south, and scenic desert formations rising to the north. Tucked comfortably against the hillsides, Manila rests on a valley which quietly overlooks the immense beauty of the Flaming Gorge Reservoir.
The Mayor and Council members of Manila welcome you to our town and we invite you to stay as long as you would like, hoping your visit is filled with lasting memories... Read more about our wonderful community...
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Town of Manila, Utah will hold a public hearing on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 145 E Hwy 43 Manila, Utah at 7:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as is feasible, regarding the compensation to be paid for the position of the Mayor for the Town of Manila. All members of the public are invited to attend and participate in person or by written submission.
Dated this 27th day of November 2013,
TOWN OF MANILA
Lynette Asay, Town Clerk
Official Election Results (posted Nov. 15th)
Election Summary Report
Municipality General Election
November 5, 2013
Total Ballots Mailed 243
Returned by Mail 28
Unaccounted for 67
Votes Cast 148
61% Turn Out
FOR MAYOR Four year Term
Total Votes: 148
Dennis V. Long 88
Chuck Dickison 59
No Vote 1
FOR COUNCIL MEMBER Four Year Term
Vote for up to 2
Total Votes 296
Greg Scott 76
Eyvonne Long 57
Toby A. Force 61
Ruby (Tootie) Hoover 89
No Vote 13
Campaign Financial Reports 2013
Nov. 2013: Cedar Hollow Lateral Piping Project Underway
The Sheep Creek Irrigation Company has begun construction on a project to pipe its Cedar Hollow Lateral canal. The project will install approximately five miles of irrigation pipe in the existing open canal channel. A portion of the canal to be piped runs through the Town of Manila. The pipe will be buried within the same alignment and right-of-way as the existing open canal and construction activities will be completed within the irrigation company’s easement.
Construction Schedule & Impacts:
- Johansen Construction, the construction contractor, plans to employ two crews for the project.
- Increased truck and construction equipment traffic should be expected on local streets.
- Temporary street and residential driveway closures are possible to accommodate pipe installation through some areas. The contractor will coordinate potential property impacts with individual property owners.
- Construction noise and dust are possible during daytime hours.
- No utility service interruptions are planned, however, if they become necessary the contractor will provide advance notice to affected residents.
- Pipeline installation involves open trenches and heavy construction equipment. To maintain public safety in the work zone, residents are asked to avoid open trenches and take appropriate safety measures with children.
- Substantial project completion is expected by early May 2014.
Anticipated Project Benefits Include:
- The elimination of open water which can be a safety hazard.
- A significant reduction in maintenance activities required by the canal company (cleaning, vegetation and debris removal within the canal easement, monitoring, etc.).
- A reduction in weeds which grow as a result of the canal.
- Reduced flooding potential from irrigation water overtopping the canal banks.
- Water conservation as less irrigation water will be lost to evaporation and seepage.
- Salinity control as piping the canal will reduce the mobilization and transport of dissolved salts in the soil that result from ditch seepage.
Residents with questions or concerns during construction may contact Andy Neff with The Langdon Group at 801-419-9554 or email@example.com
Additional information available: Download the PDF Flyer for Cedar Hollow Lateral 11-14-13 here
Volunteer with HistoriCorps to Save the Ute Mountain Lookout Tower!
Ute Mountain Lookout Tower, the first and the last standing fire tower with living quarters above ground in Utah, offers a panoramic view of the picturesque Uinta Mountain Range. Today it stands as a monument to the early years of fire prevention and detection of the Forest Service, an important part of our cultural heritage. Ute Tower was a tourist attraction until its closing in September of 2008 due to decay in the tower and legs and stairway. Volunteers will learn about the early years of fighting forest fires while enjoying spectacular views of the Uinta Mountains and the satisfaction of preserving a piece of history. Join us for a week-long session to re-roof the cab, replace deteriorated timbers, rehabilitate the windows, and scrape and paint all exterior surfaces. Dates: Session 1: Aug. 26th-30th; Session 2: Sept. 3rd-6th; Session 3: Sept 9th-13th; Session 4: Sept 16th-20th. Read more and register here: http://historicorps.org/ute-mountain-lookout-tower/.
MANILA TOWN COUNCIL OPENING
THE TOWN OF MANILA IS ASKING INTERESTED RESIDENTS OF MANILA TO APPLY FOR CONSIDERATION FOR THE POSITION OF MANILA TOWN COUNCIL MEMBER.
APPLICANTS MUST BE A REGISTERED VOTER, A RESIDENT OF MANILA, AND AT LEAST 18 YEARS OF AGE.
THE TERM TO BE FILLED WILL END ON JANUARY 1ST OF 2016. IF THE SELECTED APPLICANT FILLING THE POSITION DESIRES TO CONTINUE THE POSITION FOR ANOTHER TERM THEY WILL HAVE TO FILE AS A CANDIDATE FOR ELECTION.
APPLICANTS WANTING TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THE VACANT COUNCIL POSITION MUST SUBMIT A WRITTEN LETTER OF INTEREST TO MANILA ADMINISTRATION AT P.O. BOX 189 OR IN PERSON NO LATER THAN 5:00 P.M. ON NOVEMBER 8TH. THE MANILA COUNCIL WILL MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO THE COUNCIL FROM AMONG THE APPLICANTS WHO HAVE SUBMITTED LETTERS OF INTEREST AT A SCHEDULED COUNCIL MEETING.
This Month in Manila:
“Fiddler on the Roof": November 14th, 15th, and 16th at 7:00 P.M. are the dates and times for the Manila High School play. You can be present in the Black Box Theatre and enjoy the play for a ticket price of $8.00. Take this opportunity to support the cast and get your tickets at the high school.
November Holidays: The Manila office and Landfill will be closed for Veterans Day on November 11th, Monday and both will reopen on Tuesday the 12th. Household waste will be picked up in Manila on Tuesday. The office will be closed for Thanksgiving Holiday on Thursday 28th and Friday 29th.
Clothing Exchange: November 22nd 10:00 A.M to 8:00 P.M and November 23 10:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. are the dates and times for the exchange. Clothing, books, and toys may be dropped off at the LDS church on November 6-13-20 from 6-8 P.M. Call Chree at 435-778-0138 for information.
Winter Landfill Hours: The landfill will begin winter hours beginning on Saturday November 2nd. The facility will be open the first Saturday of each month only from 9:00 A.M -2:00 P.M. and each Monday from 9:00-noon.
Manila Fire Unit: The fire district based in Vernal, Uintah County, has given Manila Fire Department a MAC Pumper fire truck. The free truck is greatly appreciated and will enhance the ability of the department to provide enhanced emergency response in our vast area for service calls.
Council Opening: Unfortunately Council Member Del Alvis found it necessary to submit her resignation from the Council. Her presence and relentless energy on the Council will be missed. The remainder of her council term will be filled from Manila citizens who submit letters of interest by November 8th 2013. The Council will make the selection and the parameters for letters of interest submission will be posted.
Manila Fire Department - Safety is Paramount
Fire Meetings: Two meetings are scheduled for the month of November. One will be held on the 12th at 6:00 P.M. The other is scheduled for Tuesday November 26th at 6:00 P.M. The agendas will include vehicle functionality, particularly with the additional MAC pumper which is now part of the department inventory.
Training: We will continue with the in house training effort and include familiarization with the additional truck and how another pumper included in response would be best used.
Equipment: The department now has a MAC pumper fire truck given to us by the fire district based in Vernal. Toby happened to see the unit advertised for auction in the Basin Nickel and let me know. Phone calls to administrative leadership known to me resulted in the Vernal Council and Uintah Commissioners voting to give the truck to Manila Fire instead of sell it. Letters and personal expression of gratitude for the gift of the truck were extended to those entities. The truck is in good shape and should be very useful to Manila Fire in the future.
Personnel: Our volunteer firefighters have logged more than 400 hours of training, meeting, and response time to date. Congratulations to all for your willingness to give your time for the benefit of area citizens.
Notice of Meetings Schedule for 2013
Planning and Zoning: Meetings are held 6 p.m. on the first Tuesday of every month. May to September a second meeting may be scheduled on the third Tuesday of every month if needed. Meetings are held at the Town Hall's Meeting Room: 145 East Highway 43, Manila, UT 84046.
The Town Council board: Meetings are held 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of every month. Meetings are held at the Town Hall's Meeting Room: 145 East Highway 43, Manila, UT 84046.
Manila Aging: Meetings are held 1 p.m. on the third Wednesday of every month. Meetings are held at the Town Senior Center Meeting Room: 165 East Highway 43, Manila, UT 84046.
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