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P.O. Bos 224 BufcRjto USorIUT 84751 U.S.Poa5 A Paid Utah Press Association 5005 307 West 300 South, Suite 84101-121- 2 Salt Lake City UT A7 64751 Pwiiril No. 15 lb in in in ii in in 50 Cents Formerly Dodge City News Serving Western Beaver County Since 1991 VOL. V NO. 29 JULY 21, 1995 Connection Fees Still A Hot Topic Culture Exchange The Milford City Council described their offer of granting credits for connection fees as "a misguided gesture to help develop the Lewis Addition." The policy, created by a motion, granted credits to property owners or developers for water and sewer connection fees up to the amount of those connection fees as compensation for extending lines in accordance with city requirements. The offer was extended only to those subdivisions existing inside the city limits at the time of the motion. to revoke the offer as of August 1 st. City Tuesday evening, the council passed Resolution No. 1 policy requires that such requests before August must be tied to a building permit. Actual cost of connection fees remain in a gray area. Fee increase, scheduled for July 1, may not take place until August 22, 1995. The council will be considering a resolution to that effect at the August 1 meeting. The July 1st increase date was not advertised until June 30, possibly not giving all developers an equal chance for a last-tipurchase. Leo Kanell, City Attorney, advised that it for the been have waive not advance publication since the increase had been may irregular city to discussed in public meetings. "The city is a business, no different from the grocery and hardware stores. They have to make the system pay for it's self and the $100,000. per year payment on the bonds," he said. The council, however, opted to discuss a resolution extending the previous fee until window for the old rates." August 21st, "to give a y sold June 30 is not yet clearly defined. Advance Development connections j Policy concerning 85 connections on that day. Of that number, 60 fulfilled a previous agreement approved purchased by the city for the North Star Addition trailer park. The remaining 25 connections are for homes in that recently annexed area. Councilman Sower motioned to review the sale of those connections. "You shouldn't have allowed them to buy connection fees for a not platted in the city. It puts the city in a bind when they (developers) are buying connection fees at $500. for property they aren't even ready to build on," Kanell told the council. City policy also requires a specific address for connections, leavmg a question as to whether "connections, once purchased, can be moved from one location to another. "We may have to refund A D's money," Councilman Sower concluded. ii 9-- 95 30-da- sub-divisi- on Dennis Cox, TamiaNicol, Vincent Hach, and Maxim Cox Dennis and Marine Cox are the Southern Utah coordinators for International Education Forum. The organization selects students from around the world to be placed with host families for a five to twelve month educational program. About 60 young people from various countries have chosen Southern Utah as their preferred destination, and host families are needed before school starts. Insurance, medical and other expenses are provided, leaving room and board are the basic financial requirements for the host families. "Host families are expected supervise and help the youngsters, but the association is mostly one of enjoyment," Maxine said. Tarda has been with the Cox family since November, and will stay until the end of who stayed with the family during the first eiaester othelSfi596 school the 199495 school year, is spending his summer vacation in Milford. Vincent's home is in Salzgitter, a city in Germany with about 150,000 population. Education requirements are considerably different in his country. Students attend school for thirteen years instead of twelve. At least one foreign language is mandatory for students twelve and over. Algebra, geometry, trig, and calculus are incorporated into one math class, which is not an option. Tarnia graduated from high school before leaving Australia, and graduated again with the Milford High School class of '95. School uniforms and three hours of homework every night are among the criteria for Australian students. Although her home in Melbourne, with 4 million population, is in direct contrast with Milford, Tarnia says the people are pretty much the same. Tarnia has enjoyed traveling with the family. They attended the Naval Academy graduation in Annapolis, Maryland, last month. Vincent joined the family for week on a houseboat at Lake Powell. Exploring the wonders of Utah is a joy for the Dennis, Maxine and their children, as well as the visitors. Both young people said they were more excited than sad to leave home. The opportunity and the fun outweigh any feelings of homesickness Anyone interested in hosting a student is invited to call Dennis or Maxine for further information. year.-Vince- nt, CDB6 Funds During the coming year, depending on an action, Congressional amount between $470,000 and of Community $750,000 Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds is expected to be allocated to community in development projects Southwest Utah. Counties, cities, towns, and special service districts or non-pro- fit organizations sponsored by a local government entity may apply for a portion of these for funds community development needs. Projects which are applied for funding will be rated by a regionally established and state approved rating criteria. It is expected that next month the Steering Committee of the Five County Association of Governments will approve the Regional Rating and Ranking Criteria for the FY 1996-9- 7 program year. Projects will be ranked according to their rating score received and will be funded in descending order until all funds are allocated. V -- FAIR DAYS ABE FllDAYS fiscal It's A Tribute - Mi This year during the Beaver County Fair, we are holding Power Wheel Races for all the little folks. Bring your power wheels to the fair on Friday Aug. 1 1, at 1:30 P.M. and make a "Dash for Cash" as you drive the obstacle course for trophies, cash, and other great prizes. There is a $1 .00 entry fee. For more information about this event call Michelle Wood at 386- - 2365. Another event that is back by popular demand is Coed Mud Volley Ball, this year it will be held on Friday Aug. 1 1. for ages and on Sat. 8 Aug. 12 . for adults 18 and over. So get a team together and come play in the mud! It's Wild! It's Crazy! It's Fun! It's one event you don't want to miss. For more information call Adrianne Whitiker, 387- - 2797, Jana or Marshall, 2-- 7. 12-1- 386-244- 5. If it's entertainment your looking for you can find it r 1 Pioneer Days Celebration 'Si I I MEtafcty Sentencing public input through open hearings around the state. The Sentencing Commission will be holding one of these public hearings at the Centrum, rm. 227, Southern Utah State University, 800 W. between Center St. and 200 S., Cedar City, Utah on August 3, 1995 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. The hearing will include an open microphone for the public to express its opinion on this matter. Following approximately 50 various types of hearings, the Commission will Sentencing deliberate and vote upon its recommendations which it will make to the Interim Judiciary Committee of the Utah State Legislature this fall. J-- . Members of the Milford 2nd Ward gathered at the home of McCoy and Jackie WilliamsSaturday morning to lend a hand. They brought rakes and shovels, a dump truck and front end loader, mops, brooms, and everything needed to tidy up the premises. The men and boys whipped the yard into shape, and removed summer growth that could have become a fire hazard. The ladies and girls tackled the house; walls, ceilings, everything right down to polishing the houseplant leaves. They also brought joy to a couple who has given many years of service to the community. during this years fair. There will be soloists, yodelists, and violinists, guitarists, flutists, playing your song throughout each day of the fair. So come lend an ear as these great performers share their talents with you!!! Another first for the fair is a Corn on the Cob Booth. Come and get your first ear of the season! The Utah Sentencing is conducting Commission an extensive study of the issue of mandatory minimum sentencing for sex offenders. One of the primary aspects of this study is to receive J 0 - air I Milford: 10:A.M. Parade i- ' h W McCoy Williams The Williams house has been a home for numerous foster children, adopted and children, exchange students. "One year we had 12 kids waiting out front for the school bus " McCoy said In Jackie's 40 years at Milford Valley Hospital she has "been there" for every family in town. - Followed by activities & games at the Pavilion Noon: Roast Beef Dinner P.M. Free Swim 8: P.M. to Midnight Dance at Pavilion Line Dancing Instruction Live Music 1- -3 Beaver: Saturday, Jury 22nd 10: a.m. Bicycle Races ll:t.m. Quilt Show Civic Center 2:00 p.m. - Horse Races 6:30 p.m. Demolition Derby Rodeo Arena 8:00 p.m. Community Theatre "See How They Run" Opera House 9: to 12: p.m. Western Dance, Live Music by "Partners" Parking lot behind 3rd & 4th ward church (Free Admission). Monday, July 24th 7:00 a.m. - River Run -- Registration 6:30 a.m. 9:30 a.m. -- Parade 11:00 a.m. -- Dinner on Park - Barbeque Beef 11:00 a.m. - Quilt Show Civic Center 11:30 a.m. - Car Show Pioneer Park 12:00 aoon - Gaines -Concessions - City Park 12: to 4: p.m. - Free Swim 2:00 p.m. - Horse Races S:00 p.m. - Community Theatre, "See How They Run" - Opera House l:C0p.n.- - Country Western Program Pioneer Park Dark-Firewor- ks 600 E. Center Have a safe and happy holiday!