Mayor’s Corner

City Park Construction

City Park Construction

May 29, 2015

 
Friday, May 29 things are happening at the new City park area on 400 South.  Under the planning and direction of Clint Hafen, a group of volunteers with end dumps, side dump, and belly dump trailers along with loaders, backhoes, and graders began the process of creating a parking lot area for the new City park.  The initial road base will be capped with crushed rock temporarily until it is covered with asphalt.  This will allow for convenient parking while residents use the grass area for soccer and other summer activities.  The annual Corn Fest will move to the new site this year as its permanent home.

There are many ideas and plans for continued development of park amenities.  Please share your ideas and priorities with the City Council as they make short term and long range plans to expand the park facilities.

The bid opening for the construction of a new fire station to be constructed on the east side of the park area is tentatively scheduled for Monday, June 22.  Once awared the construction is expected to take about 90 days.

Lynn K. Bryson Fire Station

Lynn K. Bryson Fire Station

The City of Enterprise is pleased to announce plans for a new fire station in honor of Lynn K. Bryson and his legacy of compassion and heartfelt service. In anbryson effort to express the community’s sincere gratitude, the City of Enterprise hereby names the facility at 625 East 400 South: Lynn K. Bryson Fire Station. In recognition and sincere appreciation for over 50 years of distinguished service, the City of Enterprise recognizes the countless hours of devoted time, effort and outstanding contribution to the Enterprise Fire Department given by Lynn K. Bryson. Lynn left his hometown of Bountiful, Utah in the year of 1997 to continue his retirement in Enterprise. Although retired from his career, Lynn never retired from giving substantial contributions to the community of Enterprise, a place he loves. Lynn Bryson officially joined the Bountiful Fire Department in 1959, several years after he began volunteering. He graciously volunteered well over 30 years of his time and his talents to the Bountiful Fire Department, raising to the ranks of Lieutenant and Captain. When he moved to Enterprise, he joined the Enterprise Fire Department… Read more at the Mayor’s blog at www.enterprisemayor.wordpress.com

New Fire Station Plans

New Fire Station Plans

At a recent meeting the Enterprise City Council approved a proposal from Alpha Engineering to develop a plan set for a new fire station building that will eventually be part of a community center building and complex.  The council has also been involved in completing surveys of our community in hopes we can qualify for funding for CDBG funds available from the local Five County Association of Governments.

Our fleet of ambulance, rescue, and fire vehicles far exceeds our ability to properly house them all and several are stored outside.  In the future the City will be under contract to provide emergency services to the North Central Fire District.  This will provide the City an annual payment to offset the costs of expanding our primary service area to outside of our municipal boundaries.  In order to effectively provide this service, we have acquired some additional vehicles including a large water tanker and another 6X6 all terrain truck.  Our rescue squad truck carries a complete extrication package as well as a tank and pump for quick response to all types of emergencies.  Combined with some expert trained volunteers, we have a diverse fleet of vehicles to help our residents in their time of need.

The Key

The Key

Thanks to everyone who have taken the time to place trees, limbs, and natural vegetation in our burn pile instead of the dumpsters.  It helps to save precious room in the dumpsters for garbage.  As you know, the burn pit area is behind a locked gate.  This become necessary to prevent other waste items being disposed there that do not burn cleanly.  It was left open for a short time and people began dumping construction waste including sheetrock, shingles (with nails) , and other items not suitable to burn on the site.

There are two loaner keys available upon request at the City office which is normally open on Monday – Friday from 8 am to 4:30 pm.  What do you do if you need a key after hours or on Saturday?  I keep a loaner key with me in my truck.  It is usually at BRACKENS, or at my home.  Many people have found this helpful and use it regularly.  Please don’t hesitate to get it from me to properly dispose of those items that can be burned later.

Even after years of implementing this service, there are still apparently many who do not know about it and continue to fill our dumpsters with unnecessary and inappropriate debris.  Please tell your friends and neighbors about the KEY.

mayor@enterpriseutah.org

Enterprise EMS

Enterprise EMS

Enterprise City finished 2013 with about 160 ambulance calls.  On more than one occasion we had 4 calls in a 24 hour period and several incidents when we had two calls at the same time.  It has proven to be a good decision to keep our older ambulance as a backup.  We frequently use Life Flight or Mercy helicopters to assist in certain situations.  You will likely see more of them in the future.

Our volunteers usually cover a 12 hour shift from 6 am to 6 pm OR 6 pm to 6 am.  Ordinarily there are 3 individuals designated to respond at any given time 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  They are alerted by pager and expected to respond to the station within minutes.  Our response times are well lower than the state average or expectation.

Perhaps you have noticed our people wearing EMT shirts or jackets during the day.  This usually represents those who are “on call”.  The hospital has a preference that we wear some time of identifying clothing or uniform and it also presents a more professional appearance to the patients and family members that we interact with.

It is not always convenient or easy for our team to be “tethered” to a pager and willing to drop everything at a moments notice.  It requires a lot of personal sacrifice and a high level of commitment to our community.  If you happen to see any of our team wearing their uniform, please take a moment to thank them for helping to make Enterprise a better place to live.

Who Do You Call?

Who Do You Call?

If you have an Medical, Fire, or law enforcement emergency, ALWAYS call 911.

After 30 years, we continue to have people call the City office, the Clinic, or volunteer EMTs when there is a medical emergency. This is a dangerous waste of precious time and always results in a delayed response. If in doubt, call 911. They are prepared to handle any type of emergency call.

If you have an emergency need for law enforcement, always call 911. If you have a non-urgent need for law enforcement, PLEASE call Washington County Sheriffs Dispatch at (435) 634-5730. PLEASE, do not call the City office, the High School, or the homes of one of the local deputies. Dispatch knows immediately the location and availability of every deputy and will insure there is a response. It may or may not be a resident deputy but dispatch will be able to coordinate and monitor all requests.

Calling the correct number will insure you get the right response in the most efficient way possible.

City Council 2014

City Council 2014

The City Council Assignments for 2014 have been made and are listed here for your reference.  I am excited for the coming year and look forward to working with the elected City Council as we seek to provide reliable and professional services at the most affordable costs possible.

Shalyn Nelson: Youth City Council, Sewer, Sanitation, Animal Control

Jared Bollinger: Planning & Zoning, EMS/Fire Departments, Law Enforcement, Justice Court

Darcy Holt: Parks, Arts & Culture, (Miss Enterprise, County Fair, Farmers Market, Easter Egg Hunt) Streets, Veteran Affairs

CR Thelin: Storm Drainage / Flood Plain, Economic Development, Website/Technology, Recreation (Youth little league, soccer)

Barry Jones: Monthly Newsletter, Cornfest, Physical Facilities, Vehicles, Health, (Clinic – Senior Center)

Lee Bracken: Personnel, Water Department, Power Department, Iron County Coordinating Council, Washington Co Mayors Assn.

The City Council meetings are held twice monthly.  The second Wednesday at 7:00 PM and the fourth Wednesday at 3:00 PM.  Our residents are always welcome and invited to watch the Council conduct the business of the City and to participate in discussions.

I welcome input and suggestions and invite you to contact me.  Lee Bracken cell (435) 231-1774 or mayor@enterpriseutah.org