County approves grandstand purchase
MANTI —The Sanpete County Commission, sitting as the Sanpete County Municipal Building Authority (MBA), has approved purchase of bleacher sections to create a new grandstand at the county fairgrounds, but with some conditions.
The MBA passed a motion to go forward with purchasing the seating from a Minnesota company so long as an engineer inspected the stands in person before shipment.
The authority also made the purchase conditional on Sanpete County Attorney Brody Keisel approving an agreement between the county and the Minnesota company spelling out responsibilities for shipment and liability for damage.
In presenting the item to the MBA, Steve Lund, the authority president, emphasized Sanpete County needed to move on purchasing the bleachers quickly because other parties were interested in them.
The Minnesota company salvaged the stands from two NASCAR race tracks that are no longer in use. Use of the seating will cut the cost of building a new grandstand from $859,000 for a grandstand only, to $850,000 for a grandstand, lighting and supplementary bleachers around the arena.