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|Allan R. Gibson, Nephi, Utah
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FIRU F&SHIVirf LAKE CITY' UT C005 Exp. 84101-127- 112005 7 tl l vvv Serving East Juab County - A Nice Place To Live! Single Copy Price Wednesday, May 26, 1999 Volume 97, No 21 Levan Council and Planning & Zonning hear WO from over 150 people on their proposed changes to city ordinances Tuncs-New- By Sheri Partridge citizens would only pay s not stated. Correspondent a ing. $25-$3- 0 The comment was made that they are all elected officials and voted into office, so the council should look at the signa- tures on the petition. The mayor said, month. The length ofthe payments was Levan Tbwn Citizens tried to stop new Mayor Robinson said, Yes, some ar- of the ordinances do need adjust-eas council in town ordinances meeting held on Wednesday, May 19,1999. Over 150 concerned citizens came to oppose adopting Orem City Ordinances. The meeting was opened up to public comment. Von Rosquist presented a petition with over 200 signatures to try to stop the new ordinances. He told council members that ordinances were needed that apply to our small town. By adopting these ordinances, taxes and property evaluations go up and quality of life goes down. Mayor Robinson told citizens that ordinances were needed on the books. At the present time we do not have enough ordinances on the books, he said. Steve Knickerbocker asked the council, "Why do we need these big ordinances? Why do we need to be told how to park in front of our homes, how big our homes need to be and that we cant hire people outside our family for our business in our homes. A concerned citizen from the Provo Orem area told council members and citizens that once you adopt these ordinances you cant have coal furnaces without a coal permit. When you sell your home you lose animal rights, and farmers need a home occupant license. He stated that with a typical R-- l zone you could only have 1 kitchen per dwell-In- g. , . U ft 1) f : Colleen Misbach stated that she had contacted several businesses to find out the coat of what she would need to do to her home for the sewer system. The price quoted was $3,000.00 to $4,000.00. The companies told her that was a low quote. Mayor Robinson responded that if the sewer system was to go in, it would put Levan in a criteria area and the residents could receive grant money and the JC70N3 TT3 CnLEZHATICN Governor Michael O. Leavitt waves to the large, enthusiastic crowds along Nephis Main Street during the Juab High Sthool Centennial Parade, May 22. The parade featured alumni from each of the decades. Vintage cars and clothing were also featured. Gov. Leavitt joined the alumni, and their families, at the Juab County BuildFairgrounds ing far a banquet. The banquet was fallowed by a special program at the new Juab High School Gym. Multi-Purpos- e COPY ly.;j u rt' 15 a i 0 See Levan on page 2 Sign up for swimming lessons at Nephi City Pool U (l TOSS 'EM HIGH CLASS OF 99 Commencement exercises were held last night at Juab High School. 108 seniors were awarded diplomas and 4 adult graduates received their high school diploma. Individual pictures, top scholars and class officers are featured in the enclosed section. Swimming lessons will begin Monday, May 31. Cost will be $23.00 per session for the lessons, and $28.00 per te r lessession for the sons. Fees are due at time of Commission wanes' watering of tine coianty mads to stop Times-New- have not" Farrell Wankier commented that we are a town and not a city. If the ordinances were passed, the town would have to hire many people to run the town. The ordinances are and "You can put me out of business, Rose Godeck stated. On a conditional use ordinance, when you have animal rights and you sell your property the rights do not transfer to the new owners.we moved to Levan for the animal rights, for her family, and does not want to lose those rights for her to pass down to other family members. Many residents moved into this community, for the small town, where there is freedom to do as you need without a lot of limitations. The town board did not pass the ordi re 1 I'M own. non-anim- that, if the ordinances were passed, we would need to install a sewer system. Mayor Robinson stated that a study is being done. The study is costing $35,000.00, state funding paid $33,000.00 and Levan Town paid $2,000.00. By Myras Trauntveui A question was directed to Mayor Robs Correspondent inson if he has gone to different towns and asked them what their total cost Farmers and ranchers, in particular, on the sewer system was, and if it has and all who use irrigation sprinklers to been costing towns more than they irrigate land, will be notified that they thought. Mayor Robinson replied No, I must not allow the water to spray counA resident stated have time to verify all the sig- natures. A citizen stood up and stated that he had signed the petition. He told council members to not accept other towns ordinances, but to make their We don't ty roads. "The water goes through the oil on an asphalt road and softens the base. This creates potholes and shortens the life of the road, said Bob Garrett, county road superintendent. He said he was aware that the problem was county-wid- e and affected all areas. farming David Leavitt, county attorney, said that the county did have an ordinance prohibiting the flooding or spraying of water on county roads. "It is in back of the county ordinance book and, in addition, is in the new ordinances to be approved by the county commission. "Since there is an ordinance that prohibits spraying water on county roads, said Garrett. "Should we direct the sheriff to enforce the ordinance? If road crew members or others observe a county road being sprinkled or flooded and the problem is caused by a property owner being careless about irrigation methods, the individual should bring the information to him, said Leavitt. "I will file action as a misdemeanor in the justice court." "I never wanted to create bad will, said Garrett However, he said, it was expensive to repair a road when the base was damaged. Wn. Boyd Howarth, commission chair, said he wanted all those who irrigate to be contacted about the need to comply with the county ordinance. "They should all be contacted by letter. Leavitt said he would send the letter from his office. "Bring me a list and I will write the letter as the coun- ty attorney. Juab County Commissioners decided to d the dump bed body of the dump truck they are buying. After listening to comments made by Jack Mitchell, representing Tfesco Williamsen, Salt Lake City, and Bob re-bi- Tibbitts, representing Sterling Thicks, Salt Lake City, commissioners decided the best thing to do was to refuse all bids and call for new ones. As for the truck chassis itself, to accept a bid entered by Sterling Trucks for $68,205. "Jack Mitchell pointed out that the body specs were not sufficient," said Bob Garrett, county road superintendent "The specs were only three lines long and he thinks they had no depth. We did not mean to be unfair and have been working hard to make sure we were fair. "It is important to make certain ev- te sign-up- s. The 1st session is Monday, 11; 2nd session is May 3rd session Monday, June is Monday, June 9; 4th session is Monday, July 5th session is Monday, July 6. Not all classes are available each session. Those interested in Summer Swim Team, are asked to call Nephi City Pool for more 31-Ju- 14-2- 5; 28-Ju- ly dump body and put out a new call for bids for the body (dump bed) so the new bids could be made following the new specs. Mitchell agreed the truck bid should be awarded but told commissioners he did not think the specs supplied for the dump body were detailed enough. "The specs need to be complete enough so that the bidding can be fair, he said. "I think the best thing to do, all things considered, is to deny all bids on the dump bed and call for new bids," said Wm. Boyd Howarth, commission chair. He said, to his way of thinking, it was important to have the specs set so that the companies wishing to bid could come up with the pricing and did not also have to guess at the specs. 12-2- 3; 26-Au- g. infor-mati- n. General admission for open swimming is $1.25 for children and $2.00 for adults. age Children, age 2 and younger, are free with a paying adult Season passes are $37.50 per person. Pool hours are: Lap swim, a m.; 1st session, 4 p.m.; 2nd session, 4:45-- 8 p.m. Monday-Saturda3-1- 7, 6-- 8 1-- y. Closed on Sunday. Tuesday night is Ladies Night p.m. 7-- 9 See Commission on page 2 eryone who is interested has the same chance to bid, said Joseph i, Ber-nin- commissioner. "It would be my suggestion," said Tibbitts, "that you award the bid on the truck chassis, refuse bids for the LEGION American Legion Post il rode in the Centennial Parade on Saturday and will perform services on Memorial day at both Nephi Cemeteries memorial Day cervices to be held at Nephi Cemeteries The American Legion Post 1 will Military Semcee on Monday. May 31, at both Nephi cemeteries. The service will begin at 10.00 a.m. at the Nephi City Cemetery, and at 10.30 a.m. at Vine Bluff Cemetery. AH members of the American Legion coo-du- ct are invited to participate, and the public is welcome. A flag retirement program will be held June 14 at the Juab County Fairgrounds arena. Please bring old Sags, to be retired, to the DUP Museum or to 4 D Plumbing before Saturday. Mat 29.