Adjustments to Vernal City Meter Project

Adjustments to a Vernal City project are aimed at avoiding future headaches. The City recently contracted with company Mountainland on the new radio read meter system funded by the Community Impact Board. In the original agreement, Vernal City planned to install the radio plug-ins. After consideration, however, City management recommended that Mountainland provide the equipment as well as the service of installing the equipment to avoid any future confusion. According to City Manager Ken Bassett, having the company take care of installation simplifies the process and minimizes the cost if there is a warranty issue in the future. Having Mountainland install the equipment pushes the cost of the project about $3000 dollars over the amount awarded by the CIB. The City Council approved the proposal and the $3000 dollars will come out of the City utility fund.

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Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.