FARMINGTON -- The cleanup of the Davis Park and Valley View golf courses continues, with a lot of heavy lifting being turned over to a Kaysville-based construction company.
On Tuesday, the Davis County Commission approved an agreement with Premier Constructors, LLC, to pay its workers an hourly rate of $41.30 to clear from the course the trees lost to the storm.
The two county-owned and operated 18-hole courses, Davis Park in Fruit Heights and Valley View in east Layton, suffered significant damage to their tree lines as a result of the Dec. 1 hurricane-force windstorm.
The hourly rate contract includes the workers providing their own equipment and fuel to operate their equipment, said Commissioner John Petroff Jr.
The agreement does not cap the number of hours the construction workers are to be paid for, he said.
The county is still assessing its damages from the storm, Petroff said, but the county has already met its $100,000 insurance deductible.
Commissioner Louenda Downs said she is hopeful the county's insurance carrier will reimburse the county for some of the expenses incurred while repairing the courses.
Work crews are expected to complete the cleanup of Davis Park golf course shortly, Petroff said.
The goal is to have the cleanup of both courses completed by Dec. 23, he said.
To make the work move a little more smoothly, the county is in the process of having some larger industrial chipping equipment lent to it at no charge in an effort to save the county thousands of dollars, Petroff said.
He said the chippers can handle trees 10 feet long and 18 inches in diameter.