District begins WSU rental fee, lease for energy savings
A revenue shortage has the Morgan County School District thinking creatively this year. Such thinking has resulted in beginning to charge Weber State University $11,500 annually to rent Morgan district facilities. For the past decade, the district has not charged WSU a rental fee.
Morgan Superintendent Ken Adams said the new agreement is good for five years, but allows a yearly review of the rental price.
In another cost-saving move, the Morgan County School Board approved a retrofitting lease that is guaranteed to save energy costs at Morgan Middle School. The lease will amount to $200 to $300 in monthly expenses, but up to $2,000 to $3,000 in energy cost savings, Business Administrator D’Lynn Poll said. If energy savings don’t exceed the monthly lease amount, the company is willing to step in and supplement that, Poll said.
Already, Poll said May’s energy bill at the middle school is $1,500 less than April’s bill.
Second fairground arena to be lighted
Morgan City has donated labor and Morgan County has agreed to fund $4,500 to light the second arena at the county fairgrounds. The county will pull the money from regional park impact fees.
Morgan County Councilman Robert Kilmer said the county was getting a very good deal thanks to a donation from J&J Electric and Mountain Green resident Jeff Baltazar, who donated the actual lights.