By DIANE DIERKS
The Town Board of Carbon made a request to purchase an easement from the Clay County Department of Parks and Recreation, in anticipation of receiving a grant for a storm sewer project.
At a special meeting held Tuesday in the basement of the court house, members of the Clay County Department of Parks and Recreation met with representatives from the Carbon Town Council to discuss the proposal.
Attorney Eric Somheil, presented an option agreement to the Parks and Recreation board on behalf of the town of Carbon. President Josephine Rightsell was present to represent the town board.
According to the proposal, the permanent easement would be available for purchase to the town of Carbon for the next 18 months. The property has been appraised at $2,147 and covers 3,976 square feet.
The purpose of the easement is to install an underground storm sewer along the West boundary of the Carbon park, contingent upon the town of Carbon receiving grant money for the project. If the grant is not approved, there would be no need to purchase the property.
A motion to approve the proposal was made by Secretary John Mace and seconded by President Kevin Girton. The proposal was then accepted by members of the Parks and Recreation board, as presented by the town of Carbon and Attorney Eric Somheil .
In conclusion, board members canceled the meeting scheduled for Oct. 3, at the Poland park. The Clay County Parks and Recreation Department will next meet on Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 6:30 p.m. in the basement of the courthouse. The meeting is open to the public.