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CEDAR MOUNTAIN FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT

 Agenda

 

For the Monthly Meeting of the Governing Board To be held January 12, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. at 3620 N. Mammoth Creek Road, Duck Creek Village, Utah 84762 

The Meeting will be held both virtually via Zoom Meeting and in person.  Due to current safety measures and government guidelines, in person attendance capacity will be limited and require wearing face coverings. We encourage the public to join virtually. 

Zoom Meeting ID 605 623 4587 and password cmfpd. 

 

PUBLIC NOTICE

 

Welcome 

Invocation

Pledge of Allegiance

Public Comment

 

Agenda:

 

Introduction of new Board Members: 

Swearing in of Board Members – Karla Johnson 

Discussion of Clerk and Manager positions: 

Election of Board Officers: 

Public Hearing: Resolution to set meeting schedule: 

Discussion of Budget: 

Discussion of Compensation:

          Benefits - health insurance 

Expectations of the Board – Wade Heaton 

Update on Changes – Wade Heaton 

Chief’s Report - Chief Rieffer 

Discussion of dictation program purchase – Chief Rieffer 

Discussion of Wildland Program: Vehicle Trade - Chief Rieffer 

Update on Station #3 Construction: 

Update on Dust Abatement: 

Training – Opening and Public Meeting/Board Member Training (Rob VanDyke) 

SBSU Electronic Deposit: 

Unemployment Claim:

 Closed Session for purpose of discussion of personnel – Wade Heaton

Adjournment:

 

 

PUBLIC NOTICE

 11-27-2020 

 

Public Hearing for adopting the Cedar Mountain Fire Protection District 2021 Budget & Opening and Adjusting their 2020 Budget.

 

 The Cedar Mountain Fire Protection District Board will hold a Public Hearing during their regularly Cedar Mountain Fire Protection Board meeting on December 15, 2020 at 1:05 PM for the purpose of discussing the 2021 Budget following which they will adopt the 2021 budget. Immediately following they will hold a Public Hearing  for the 2020 Budget Opening to adjust the 2020  immediately following to realize revenue from the wild land fire crew deployments, to allocate operational expenditures such as wild land fire, emergency services ambulance and station improvements.  The meeting will be located in the Kane County Commission Chambers, 76 North Main, Kanab Utah 84741.  The Public are welcome to attend and give written or oral comment. The Tentative Budget is on view in the Cedar Mountain Fire Protection District Office during regularly scheduled office hours, located at 3620 Mammoth Creek Road, Duck Creek Village Utah, 84762. 

 

Published December 3, and 10, 2020 in the Southern Utah News. 

 

Karla Johnson

District Clerk

  

Pdf of proposed 2021 budget attached at bottom of page


11-25-2020

The monthly Board Meeting of the CMFPD was held on November 24th, 2020 in the Kane County Commission Chambers in Kanab, UT.

An mp3 audio recording of the meeting is available on the Utah Public Notice Website located under Kane County and the Body is Kane County Commission.

https://www.utah.gov/pmn/index.html


 

It’s that time of year again for Fuels Mitigation

Colder weather and snow allow for the Forest Service to begin using managed fires to reduce the amount of fuels in the forest by burning the slash piles that have been gathered throughout the summer months.  If smoke is observed in the area please take note of signs posted beside roadways that read “MANAGED/CONTROLLED FIRE-DO NOT REPORT” and do not call 911 to report smoke unless it is an obvious emergency.  This will be an ongoing project throughout the winter months.

 You may call CMFPD at 435-682-3225 to verify the location of managed fires and always call 911 in case of emergency.

 

 

PUBLIC NOTICE UPDATE

11-10-2020

The public hearings scheduled for today, Tuesday November 10th, 2020 have been postponed.  They have been  rescheduled for Tuesday January 12th, 2021 at 6:00 pm.  Further information will be available when the new notices are published.  


UPDATE FOR CHIP FEST 2020 

10-28-2020

Due to the overly active wildfire season in the southwest region this year and scheduling of manpower, there has been a delay in completing the Chip Fest project. However it is still scheduled to be completed this fall.  If you completed and submitted your application on or before the scheduled September 13, 2020 deadline then you are still scheduled.  However please do not add any material to existing piles or start another due to the delay.  Kane County Fire Warden Spencer Rollo will be attending to the project as soon as possible. 

Thank you for your participation in Chip Fest and your understanding.

 


 

PUBLIC NOTICE

 

THE KANE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS ADOPTED RESOLUTION R-2020-19 A RESOLUTION GIVING NOTICE OF INTENT TO INCLUDE ROAD DUST MITIGATION AS A SERVICE OF THE CEDAR MOUNTAIN FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT

 

THE KANE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS ARE HOLDING A PUBLIC HEARING TO ADD THE ADDITIONAL SERVICE OF DUST MITIGATION TO THE CEDAR MOUNTAIN FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT FOR THE HEALTH AND CONVENIENCE OF THE RESIDENTS OF THE DISTRICTS,

 

The Service may cover all roads within the current “District Boundaries” or may be limited to certain roads as determined by the Legislative Body of the “District” for the health and safety of the property owners and residents within the “District Boundaries”

 

Statute states a fee may be charged for this service

 

The Public Hearing will be held November 10, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time. The meeting will be held at the Kanab Center 20 N 100 E in the Kane School District Board room and may be moved to a larger room at the Kanab Center to facilitate social distancing.   The public are welcome to give written or oral comments.  Requirements for service on the board will follow the same state statue for service on the new board as they did on the elected board. 

 

17D-1-206 allows for a protest in writing, explaining why the person is protesting; to be submitted to the County Commission no later than 60 days after the public hearing.  

 

 

 

For more information contact the Kane County Clerk/Auditor’s Office, 76 N Main, Kanab, Utah 84741; 435-644-2458.    

 

Published on the Public Legal Notice Website, October 5, 2020

 

Published in the Southern Utah News

 

October 8, 15, 22, 29 and November 5, 2020

 

Witness my hand and seal

 

Karla Johnson

 

 

PUBLIC NOTICE

 

THE KANE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS ADOPTED RESOLUTION R-2020-18 A RESOLUTION GIVING NOTICE OF INTENT TO CONVERT THE ADMINISTRATIVE CONTROL BOARD OF THE CEDAR MOUNTAIN FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT FROM AN ELECTED BOARD TO AN APPOINTED BOARD.

 

THE KANE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS ARE HOLDING A PUBLIC HEARING TO DISCUSS THE CONVERSION OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE CONTROL BOARD OF THE CEDAR MOUNTAIN FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT FROM AN ELECTED BOARD TO AN APPOINTED BOARD.

 

The boundaries of the “District” will remain the same. The Duties will remain the same and the requirements to serve be determined by state statute.  

 

There will be no fee associated with a change in the conversion of the board, however fees are associated with the services that are rendered by this board.

 

The Public Hearing will be held November 10, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time. The meeting will be held at the Kanab Center 20 N 100 E in the Kane School District Board room and may be moved to a larger room at the Kanab Center to facilitate social distancing.   The public are welcome to give written or oral comments.  Requirements for service on the board will follow the same state statue for service on the new board as they did on the elected board. 

 

17D-1-206 allows for a protest in writing, explaining why the person is protesting; to be submitted to the County Commission no later than 60 days after the public hearing.  

 

 

 

For more information contact the Kane County Clerk/Auditor’s Office, 76 N Main, Kanab, Utah 84741; 435-644-2458.    

 

Published on the Public Legal Notice Website, October 5, 2020

 

Published in the Southern Utah News

 

October 8, 15, 22 29 and November 5, 2020

 

Witness my hand and seal

 

Karla Johnson

    

    

CEDAR MOUNTAIN FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

The Cedar Mountain Fire Protection District (CMFPD) will hold a PUBLIC HEARING to amend the BUDGET for the calendar year beginning January 1, 2020. In connection therewith the CMFPD is proposing to provide DUST MITIGATION SERVICE with a new fee of $85.00 per year per parcel which will be in addition to its yearly fire prevention, suppression, and emergency medical service fee, and snow removal fees.  The increase would be necessary to provide dust mitigation which will be discussed at this public hearing. 

If the proposed fee is implemented, each property within the CMFPD Service Area will be charged an additional $85 Dust Mitigation fee per year beginning with the 2020 tax year.

A Public Hearing on the proposed Budget and proposed fee increase will be held at the following time and place:                    

                                                     Saturday, August 22, 2020

 6:00 p.m.

CMFPD Main Fire Station

3620 N. Mammoth Creek Road, Duck Creek Village, UT 84762

 

At the time and place set above, all interested persons are invited to attend electronically.

 

 CALL IN INFORMATION:  Meeting call in # 435-676-9000 participant code 168030# 

(This is a local call within the South Central service area)

 

To speak at the meeting email your name and phone no. to klblomquist@kane.utah.gov, by August 21 at 5:00 PM.  Your phone no. will be unmuted and you will be invited to speak.

 

 

All Persons wishing to give written opinions may email then to klblomquist@kane.utah.gov and they will be disbursed to the entire board.

 

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Please see Wood Disposal Pit link to the left for updated information. July 16, 2020

 

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July 15, 2020 Notice

The Cedar Mountain Fire Protection District (CMFPD) is seeking input from the property owners within the district about the idea of adding dust abatement as an additional service to the special service district.

This idea is in the discussion phase and the county commissioners would like to determine the level of support for this idea. Please send your input and comments to cmfpdwh@scinternet.net 

If it is determined that the majority of property owners in the district would like this service, CMFPD would administer this new service and decisions regarding the details of the service would be made by the administrative control board of CMFPD. It is anticipated that the majority of the public roads within the district would have a dust control agent applied to them (several options are being researched) on an annual basis to help control the dust.

It has been estimated that this service could be accomplished with a fee of approximately $60-75 per lot. This would be a new fee, similar to the current fees assessed by CMFPD, ie - snow removal & Fire/EMS. 100% of the fees collected by the district would stay in the district and could ONLY be used for dust abatement.

Please provide your input to this email. There will be public hearings, in addition to this input gathering, that will happen if support for the service is adequate. 

Thank you for your help.

 

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FIRE RESTRICTION ORDER 

Effective Date:  6-26-2020 @12:01 am.  

Please see the following Everbridge notification and the attachments at the bottom of this page for restrictions information and map:

This is a message from Kane County Emergency Services. 

As we enter the July 4th weekend, it is important to note that fire restrictions are in place in all unincorporated areas of Kane County.  This includes fires of any kind except in firepits in improved campgrounds, picnic sites, and homes where running water is present.  Fireworks are not allowed anywhere in the county outside of established cities and towns.  Check your city’s regulations for where fireworks may be used.  Fireworks are not allowed anywhere on Cedar Mountain.  Cutting, grinding, welding, and smoking in areas of dry vegetation is also prohibited.  Violators will be cited and fined.  (See the full set of restrictions below.)

We also want to remind everyone that the COVID-19 pandemic is still alive, and that the Southwest Region of Utah is experiencing an increase in positive cases.  Kane County will see large numbers of visitors in our communities this weekend.  Please remember to practice social distancing, wash your hands, and stay home if you are ill or part a vulnerable population.  If you can’t maintain social distancing, wearing of face coverings is recommended.  Kane County has one new case today for a total of seven.  It is likely that we will see additional cases in the coming days.  Please do your part to keep yourself and those you interact with safe by following correct hygiene principles.

We hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday weekend in Kane County.

Fire Restrictions:

Due to current and forecasted weather conditions coupled with the extremely dry conditions in southwestern Utah, the State Forester, in consultation with the county commission, has determined that measures must be taken to prevent the ignition of forest and rangeland fires. Therefore, pursuant to Utah State Law, Section 65A-8-212, the following acts are prohibited in the areas described below until rescinded by the Utah State Forester:
 

1. Setting, building, maintaining, attending or using open fires of any kind, except within the facilities designated for them in improved campgrounds, picnic areas or home sites where running water is present.

  
2. Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle, trailer or building, a developed recreation site or while stopped in an area that is paved or free from dry vegetation.
 
3. Discharging or using any kind of fireworks, tracer ammunition or other pyrotechnic devices including exploding targets.
 
4. Cutting, welding or grinding metal in areas of dry vegetation.
 
5. Operating a motorcycle, chainsaw, ATV, or other small internal combustion engine without an approved and working spark arrestor.
 

The following persons are exempted from the above prohibitions: 

 

 

1. Persons with a permit or waiver specifically authorizing a specified act at a specific location.

 
2. Any on-duty firefighter in the performance of an official duty.
 
Area Description: All unincorporated private and all state lands within the following area: All of Beaver, Garfield, Kane, and Iron counties. This order does not affect private lands within incorporated towns or city limits.
 
Any of the above acts is a violation of state law and is punishable by up to 6 months in jail and a fine of up to $1,000. These restrictions will be enforced by county law enforcement.

 

 

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For current board meeting agendas, public hearings, and meeting minutes please follow these links:

 

Board Meeting Agenda

Public Hearing Notices

Meeting Minutes

 

Due to Covid-19 the Cedar Mountain Fire Protection District's Annual Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser has been CANCELLED! 

 

 

 

Until further notice, all CMFPD Board business will be handled during the Kane County Commissioners’ Meetings.


 

 

For further information please go to kane.utah.gov



 

 

On the top of the page go over to “Contact” where a drop down menu will come up; then go to the bottom and click on “Directory”.  On the left side of this page you will scroll down to “County Commission” and click on it.  This page will give you all the information for upcoming meetings and their agendas.

 

 

 

 

Wade Heaton has been appointed CMFPD’s temporary District Manager.  If you have questions, concerns or would like to discuss what direction you, as a property owner, would like to see this district go in, please feel free to email Wade Heaton at: cmfpdwh@scinternet.net or call: (435) 691-1997

 

 

 

 

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The CMFPD BOARD MEETING - Scheduled to take place on 3/14/2020 has been CANCELLED. Due to inclement weather and the State of Utah mandates against meetings of more that 20 people. Please check back for updates and a reschedule date for the March Board Meeting.

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Falcon's Nest Fire 2-23-2019

 

It has been brought to our attention that individuals are posting issues they may have had with the 911 Emergency calling system.  It is the CMFPD's opinion that calling 911 is the best way to report an emergency.  Please Do Not call your local fire department even though we are now a 24/7 manned station. The reason for that is that the phones are not manned 24/7 as the crews may be out of the station dealing with an emergency at the time you call in.  However our local Dispatch Center is manned 24/7 with 911 calls being answered 24/7.  I know things are stressful when reporting an emergency but using the 911 system is still the best option when reporting an emergency.

 

Also I would like to take this opportunity to inform our residents of the need to keep your propane tanks cleared of snow.  Equally important is the need to keep the regulator for the propane where it enters the structure clear of snow.  In extreme cold conditions these regulators can fail and cause fires and explosions.  This is the second regulator malfunction due to snow covered regulators and propane storage tanks being snow covered that CMFPD has responded to in the last two weeks.  Fortunately only the second incident resulted in an explosion.

 

Thank you for your cooperation,

 

Casey Tuttle, Fire Chief CMFPD

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