City hires new attorney from Iron County

Tyler Romeril, newly hired Cedar City attorney, turns to introduce his wife and children to the Cedar City Council and city administration, Cedar City, Utah, Aug. 24, 2016 | Photo by Tracie Sullivan, St. George News / Cedar City News

CEDAR CITY – Tyler Romeril won’t have far to move his office next week when he crosses the street from the Iron County Attorney’s Office to take on his new role as Cedar City attorney.

Mayor Maile Wilson officially announced the hiring of Romeril Wednesday night during the City Council’s weekly meeting.

Romeril will be filling the position left open by Paul Bittmenn, who recently decided to take on a new role as city manager.

After the mayor announced Romeril’s hiring to the City Council, the new city employee introduced himself, his wife and their three children.

Romeril, who leaves the Iron County Attorney’s Office after eight years, said he was ready for a change from the daily courtroom drama where he was largely responsible for cases involving felony drug charges.

He also shared his love for the community and gratitude for being able to serve.

“We’re just thankful for the opportunity to have my career progress from serving the public in a criminal arena to serving the public here for Cedar City, the mayor and the council,” Romeril said.

In other business, the City Council approved several changes to the city’s engineering standards. Some of the adjustments include requiring fire hydrants at intersections and at the end of cul-de-sacs; additional specifications for sewer manholes; a requirement that at least 1- to 2-inch PVC communication conduit be installed in at least one of the trenches for city sewer, water or storm drains; and testing requirement for pit run material in roads.

The council also approved a resolution incorporating standards for downtown lighting and billboard banners located at the north and south interchange. According to the resolution:

The primary purpose of the Downtown City Light Standards and North/South Interchange Billboard Banner Program is to enhance the general appearance of the city’s streetscape and call attention to community activities, institutions, or milestones that play a part in our City.

Organizations and parties interested in booking a reservation at the Heritage Theater will now be required to pay a “booking deposit” under another resolution passed by the council Wednesday evening.

The council made the decision to charge the $50 deposit in order to encourage better planning and avoid cancellations and booking conflicts. The deposit is nonrefundable under the approved resolution but will be credited toward any charges for the event.

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