Duchesne County Commission Update

The Duchesne County building could soon become a smoke free campus. Commissioners considered the change during Monday’s County Commission meeting. The Commissioners have worked with TriCounty Health in developing the policy and are hoping to incentify county employees to live a healthy lifestyle and for any that may struggle with smoking, to help them to quit. The proposal is now out for public comment and will be before the Commission at an upcoming meeting where a final decision will be made. Duchesne County Commission also discussed reorganization of some administrative operations of the Duchesne/Wasatch Blue Bench Landfill. Because Duchesne County shares ownership of that landfill with Wasatch County, amendments are being considered that would allow proxy voting when representatives from both counties are needed to form a quorum to vote. The Commission also emphasized that November 5th will be the last Saturday the Duchesne/Wasatch Blue Bench Landfill will be open until next spring or summer. Winter hours begin on November 7th and the landfill will be open 8:00am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday.

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