South Fork prepares for summer guests

The South Fork Board of Trustees met for their monthly meeting on May 28 to hear about all that is being accomplished to prepare the town for summer guests.


SOUTH FORK— During the meeting held on May 28, the Town Board of South Fork reviewed the consent agenda and department overviews for the town. Administrator Dan Hicks began with a report provided by the finance department.
According to Hicks, the town’s revenue is slightly up from the previous year but tax revenues are significantly higher. “We are about $5,000 up from this time last year and we will continue to monitor everything as the year progresses.”
The police department had a total of 513 calls, 451 of which were handled in-house for the month of April. According to Police Chief Coty Arthur, the weekend was very busy with traffic and will only get busier from here on out.
The town’s public works department has been diligent preparing the town for summer, working to remove sand from parking lots and streets as well as storing the ice rink away for the summer. They recently worked to identify and isolate a water leak in Vista Del Rio and fix potholes throughout several locations in town.
The visitor center is continuously getting busier and busier as the summer guests begin to arrive. Director Mark Teders reported a total of 674 visitors for the month of April which is a 27 percent increase from the previous year. Of those guests, 528 were greeted face to face by staff throughout the month. Website and webcam traffic have both increased significantly from last year and seem to be growing on a daily basis.
Hicks made sure at the end of the meeting to remind everyone of the coming beautification day stating that there will be two dumpsters available at the visitor center parking lot for residents in the 81154 zip code to use for bagged trash and yard debris. Hicks stated that they could not take any large furniture, electronics or chemicals.

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