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May 15, 2024

 
  • County fair makes annual $10,000 payment for bleachers

CHECK • Jamie Garrett, county fair and special events director, presents the annual bleacher payment from the county fair to commission chairman Marty Palmer.

By Myrna Trauntvein
TN Correspondent

The Juab County Fair paid the annual $10,000 to the county for bleachers built in 2009.

Marty Palmer, county commission chairman, accepted the check from Jamie Garrett, county fair and special events director.

The fairground replacement bleachers, on the west side of the rodeo arena, were built in time for the 75th rodeo celebration in 2009.

Because of a three-way agreement to pay for the bleachers, the Juab County Fair, the Ute Stampede Committee and the county each pay annually $10,000.

“I am here to present you with the annual check for $10,000,” said Garrett.

Clinton Painter, commissioner, said that when the bleachers were built, Juab County, Juab County Fair and the Ute Stampede all agreed to accept the terms of a Community Impact Board (CIB) contract in building the bleachers.

“The three entities agreed to split the no-interest loan money repayment,” said Painter. “That amounted to $10,000 each for $30,000 per year until the loan is repaid.”

The terms of the contract were that the funds would be repaid in 30 years. The money came to the county to demolish and rebuild the failing section of the grandstand located on the west side of the grand arena.

“The county also donated $100,000 in-kind money to tear down the existing section,” said Painter. “Some of the CIB money used in the construction came in the form of a grant that did not need to be repaid.”

The money used to build that section of bleachers and new restrooms amounted to approximately $1 million.

The new bleachers were needed because of safety concerns since the footings on the old bleachers were no longer supporting the old wooden structure.