June 2 2022 - Hanksville Town Council

The Hanksville Town Council meeting convened its regular session on the 2nd day of June, 2022 in the Hanksville Community Center; meeting commenced at 6:00 p.m.

Present: Mayor Jeffren Pei, C. Eric Wells, C. Mona Wells, and C. Morgan Stephens

Absent: C. Tanesha Conder and Treasurer Jessica Alvey

Employees: Clerk Lisa Wells

Public in Attendance: Devin Rios, John Benson and Leita Kingsland with Color Country Animal Welfare

Meeting to Order: Mayor Jeffren Pei

Pledge: Mayor Jeffren T. Pei

Prayer: Lisa Wells

Roll Call: Mayor Jeffren T. Pei

Motion to approve minutes of previous council meeting: C. Mona Wells; Second C. Morgan Stephens Aye: All in attendance

Motion to change the order of agenda and move new business first C. Mona Wells; Second C. Mona Wells Aye: All in attendance

New Business and Public Comment:

Leita Kingsland and John Benson both with Color Country Animal Welfare reporting to the council that the CCAW will have their grand opening June 4 from 1 to 3pm. The offer day care, overnight boarding, rescue, and adoption services. They are asking for a donation from $300 to $500 from Hanksville Town. The mayor will discuss it and will let them know.

Council discussed several options to help with the funding request from CCAW and decided to post something on the Hanksville website promoting the animal rescue facility with no financial support.


No public comments on the Amended budget for fiscal year 2022

Motion to approve the amended budget for July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022 C. Mona Wells; Second C. Morgan Stephens Aye: All in attendance

Council member Mona Wells:

An updated list of veterans is needed from the American Legion for the cemetery. There is a need for new flags to replace some that are worn out for the veteran graves.

Council member Tanesha Conder:

ABSENT – The mayor would like C. Tanesha Conder to get pricing to repair rodeo chutes.

Council member Morgan Stephens:

Discussion of spending for this fiscal year on the affordable housing. The need for ac units were discussed.

Council member Eric Wells:

Discussed the purchase of a fire hydrant.

Mayor Jeffren Pei:

Discussion on the budget of each council member responsibilities and a few changes to the budget.

Motion to approve the budget for July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2022 C. Mona Wells; Second C. Morgan Stephens Aye: All in attendance


A building permit for Red Desert was brought to the clerk’s office for the approval of the council for a 4plex building on the property at 345 S Center, owned by Red Desert. Mayor Pei signed the permit after checking the setbacks of the proposed building.


Treasurer Jessica Alvey: ABSENT

Clerk Lisa Wells:

· Bills presented to council for approval (spreadsheet attached)

· Motion to approve bills for payment C. Mona Wells; Second C. Eric Wells Aye: All in attendance.

· WEX fuel card to be issued to Eric Wells and a second card for the office for travel by council.

Planning Commission:

Devin Rios: The goal of the planning commission is to have a revised general plan to the council by the end of July.

Tabled Business: NONE

MOTION TO ADJOURN: C. Eric Wells; Second C. Morgan Stephens Aye: All in attendance Adjourned 7:40pm