CARBON -- The Town of Carbon will not have to foot the entire bill for the repainting of the water tower this summer.
During its monthly meeting Monday, the town board announced Pike Lumber Company would help the city by paying $5,000 of the $14,000 repainting bill.
"We feel a commitment to the community. I knew that painting the water tower was an upcoming project because I talk to Joann Rightsell a lot and we wanted a chance to help our neighbors out," Pike Lumber Plant Manager Shane Johnson said.
Plans are in the works to repaint the water tower in June or July, but the town is still debating colors. Many have suggested painting it white.
"I wanted it pink. I got my way for over 10 years, so I might as well let someone else have a turn," Carbon Town Board member Joann Rightsell said.
Council members said they received two quotes for the paint job, one for $22,000, and the other for $14,000. The board elected to take the cheaper quote to save the town money.
The board also decided to install new heavy-duty doors on the Town Hall and museum building, as well as add on a three-car garage, which will be used to store maintenance equipment such as the lawn mower, a tractor and other necessary items.
In addition, board members decided to have local residents help maintain the grass as the park and Town Hall.
Carbon will host its clean-up day Saturday, May 7, from 9 a.m.-noon. The town is asking community residents to help remove litter and improve the town's overall appearance.
In other business, the state is now requiring Carbon to install four water hydrants to assist in water testing. Water Management and pump station worker Ron King attended Monday's meeting to inform board members what the state was requesting.
Sewage management worker Doug Clodfelter renewed his contract with the town for another three years.
The board also addressed issues concerning vandalism and clutter problems in the town.
The Carbon Town Council meets regularly on the first Monday of each month at Town Hall. Its next meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m., Monday, May 2.