CIB approves $1.258M funding package for water rights purchase
The Utah Permanent Community Impact Board (CIB) approved a $1 million grant and a $258,000 low-interest loan for the City of Monticello at the October 7 CIB meeting.
The funds will be used to purchase water rights in the Spring Creek drainage for up to 1,570.4 acre-feet of water. The current owners of the water rights are Grayson Redd, Redd Enterprises and Redd Investments.
At the October 7 CIB meeting, the board also approved funding for the following projects in southeast Utah:
• Duchesne City received a $600,000 grant and a $3,850,000 low-interest loan for the construction of a new four-plex sports field complex. Included in the project are high-school-level baseball and softball facilities, a soccer/football field, parking areas, restrooms, concession stand, bleachers, batting cage, sprinkler system, scoreboard, lighting, walking path, landscaping and curbs.
• Wellington City received funding approval for a $3,952,000 grant and a $1,861,000 low-interest loan for culinary water improvements.
• Neola Water and Sewer District received funding approval for a $455,000 grant and a $455,000 low-interest loan for sewer system inspections, cleaning and improvements.
• Ballard City received funding approval for a $560,000 grant and a $240,000 low-interest loan for water system improvements.
• Duchesne City received funding approval for a $164,000 grant and a $165,000 low-interest loan to add administrative and training areas to the existing fire station.
• Emery County received funding approval for a $200,000 grant to purchase two ambulances.
“The long-term health of our communities depends entirely on the investments we make today,” said board member and San Juan County Commissioner Bruce Adams. “The Permanent Community Impact Board is devoted to ensuring our citizens can thrive well into the future.”
The Permanent Community Impact Board awards grants and low-interest loans to cities, towns, and counties from funds directed to the CIB from mining and oil and gas extraction on federal land.
Projects funded by the Permanent Community Impact Board benefit rural Utah by creating safer, more livable communities.
The Utah Housing and Community Development Division manages the fund, which is part of the Department of Workforce Services. For more information, visit housing.utah.gov