The Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday approved the cancellation of the regular monthly meeting for December, but with an eye on a Dec. 12 special meeting

The Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday approved the cancellation of the regular monthly meeting for December, but with an eye on a Dec. 12 special meeting.

The board has traditionally canceled meetings scheduled around the Christmas holiday; since moving to one regular meeting per month several years ago that has meant no meetings in December.

But, the special meeting is a requirement to finalize several items collaborated on with Deseret, as the logging and cattle company ramps up operations in the county.

Commissioners approved last month beginning the process of abandoning several north county roads.

That process includes public advertisement and contact with impacted private landowners and concludes with next month’s public hearing.

The county is abandoning Miscogee, Rish Harbor and County Line (to Pleasant Ridge) roads on the north end of the county, a request from Deseret.

Abandoning the roads transfers road maintenance responsibilities to private landowners, said county attorney Jeremy Novak.

In exchange for abandoning the roads, the county will receive deed to the Odena boat ramp as well as the access road, while Deseret will maintain an easement to allow continued company traffic.

The proposal has now expanded, as Novak described Tuesday.

Deseret will also convey deed to Road 12, which the county already maintains, as well as GT 14.

And the county will provide an easement to Deseret and the St. Joe Company outside the northern boundary of the 200 acres that is Honeyville Park.

That will allow both companies to continue to move vehicles to land each owns surrounding the county’s Honeyville acreage.

The special meeting, which staff has indicated could also include a discussion of options and recommendations for action on beach restoration.

The meeting is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. ET in the commission meeting room at the Robert Moore Annex.