Beyond the goals of the mayor and city as a whole, Grantsville City Council members have their own ideas of what they would like to accomplish this year.
Councilman Mike Colson said his goals for 2013 focus on the budget, as well as working towards an economic development plan for responsible business growth. He also wants to promote the city to businesses interested in expansion in the area.
Aside from financial goals, he also wants to do more for city parks and recreation.
“[I want to] continue to improve our parks and expand areas available for our youth to practice and play sports,” he said. “I want to do all we can do to help improve fitness in our county.”
Councilman Scott Stice, beginning his second year on the government body, said his most immediate goal is the completion and successful opening of the Grantsville City Library. The new facility is scheduled to open in early spring, and he wants to ensure that it’s a resource that can benefit the community for years to come.
Repairs to city streets, including addressing current needs and planning for future upgrades, are at the top of his agenda, along with planning for future growth.
Most importantly though, he said, is keeping current and coming projects within the city’s budget, and preparing a budget that will provide funds for required services.
Councilman Tom Tripp said he also wants to make sure the library is completed quickly and successfully, as well as keep the city financially healthy in 2013. In keeping with that second goal, Tripp said he would like to see a fee plan created that would help offset the city’s infrastructure costs associated with growth.
“I’d like to push forward with a road impact fee plan, something that Tooele’s done for a long time,” he said. “It makes sense when you’re having growth, rather than pull it out of the general fund have it be financed by the development.”
Councilmen Neil Critchlow and Mike Johnson could not be reached for comment.