YUCCA VALLEY COUNCIL TELLS RODEO YOU CAN’T ALWAYS GET WHAT YOU WANT

YUCCA VALLEY COUNCIL TELLS RODEO YOU CAN’T ALWAYS GET WHAT YOU WANT

The Yucca Valley Town Council heard from a representative of the Grubstake Days rodeo committee about why the rodeo needed $52,000 from the town to put on the rodeo this year. Managing editor Tami Roleff was at last night’s council meeting, and said the rodeo committee learned you can’t always get what you want…

Missy Buchanan, who organized the Grubstake Days rodeo the last two years, said just renting the bleachers for the Grubstake Days Rodeo costs $9 per seat, and when the entrance fee is only $15 per person, that doesn’t leave much left over to pay for the rest of the rodeo’s expenses. The entire council agreed that there was no way the town would provide the entire amount requested. Four of the five council members agreed that $5,000 was sufficient, while Councilmember Robert Lombardo thought $10,000 was a better figure. After discussion, the council voted unanimously to give the rodeo committee $5,000, provided the rodeo committee raised enough funds to put on the rodeo.
In other business, the council voted to approve a contract with an architectural design firm to renovate the PFF Bank building into a library. The town will provide $1 million in funds for the renovation, and the county will provide just over a million dollars. The library is tentatively scheduled for completion in March 2019.
Next up, the town council approved hiring a new legal firm at a cost of $14,000 per month.
And finally, the council welcomed its new Sheriff’s captain Trevis Newport.

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