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Utah Press Association 307 West 300 South, Suite 5005 Salt Lake City UT 84101-121- 2 P.O.Dcx224 lxdUTC4751 But Rata U.S. Portage Paid MSfcxdUT 84751 Permit No. 15 i ll i I I II I rft:4 tfftfitr II I : Ml I AiT III WW1 WAp AA 50 Cents Formerly Dodgo City News Saving Western Beaver County Since 1 991 VOL. V NO. 28 JULY 14, 1995 "There's A CcrtdDS2!Mntti:: Id llaM:? "4 Geceral Phn Draft For several months an advisory committee, made up of from various; representatives organizations in town, has been meeting to draft a general plan for future city development. The 133 page draft, minus maps and a few ; USftASY pertinent figures, was presented to j planning and zoning Wednesday evening. Advisory Committee 'A U members Waroen Johnson, Cullen Carter, Nadine Jones, Keith Longl Gloria McDermott, Les Whitney , andRonWunderiich attended the j Other members presentation. on the draft are Dale ' working Walt Jensen, Schofield, Russell Wima Swain and God Smith, Thomas. Engineering report on water and sewer, along with ten other maps depicting items from ; infrastructure to historic points of interest should be available before The Milford Public Library has 60 new kids books to enhance summer reading enjoyment. the two 14-dlegal comment Selections from "Indian in the Cupboard" series are included in the new additions. For the grown- periods begin. Couocilman Larry Sower, ups, 27 hardcover and 41 paperbacks fiction selections have just arrived. who has worked with the project The library now has a computer and printer for public use. The card file is also available on since it's inception, requested the computer. In addition, Librarian Kathleen Jones announced today that the book drop has been the expedited handling by and will stay open as long as it is not abused. Please use care when depositing books in pwuwg rannucc m onw w get ftrHer tn avoiH damaoe the plan in place as soon as Significant increases in funding increasing The plan lays possible. been tried instructional that's pupil dramatically; per for ordinances. other groundwork The draft document was expenditures have railed to nationally and, as this and similar increases in other studies confirm, it and produce financed, at an prepared undetermined cost, by a planning student SAT test performance .doesn't work," ' said ; and technical assistance grant in many districts in Utah. For Stephenson. from Utah State Department of "What is required are North example, Sanpete and Economic Community increase new approaches centered on registered the largest administered Development, Submitted By Utah Taxpayers in per pupil instructional clearly defined standards of through Five County Association While Association: j EsurDacisrzsTtitiStspsPclicy' 'a1 WJ - 1 o v 4 v - - : r I Dwight Potter Circle Farms Four Comptroller, views his Dwight Potter, position in the Milford project as an opportunity to make a difference in the swine production industry. There is an excitement and a challenge in making early decisions that shape policy," he said. Potter previously headed bookkeeping and accounting for Carroll Foods, Warsaw, N.C. That position, with the company where all of the politics were in place, had matured. When the partners chose him for the Utah project, he accepted without hesitation. Family geography also made Utah attractive. Potter is a His wife, Susan, is from Northern 1983 BYU graduate. have extended ramify in California, both California, andthey Texas, Utah afid Arizona. The Potters, along with their six children, Joshua, 12; Jacob, 10; Jordan, 9; Anna, 6; Alyssa 2; and Joseph, 1, will soon be moving into their newly remodeled home on 500 West. "We are ready!" Potter said humorously. The family has been temporarily "camping" in a apartment while awaiting completion of their home. Working in finance and reporting directly to the partners is not as fir removed from community relations as it may sound. Understanding, community acceptance, and communication are all factors related to the success and development of the company. The Utah operation differs from North Carolina not only in culture, climate and topography, but also in actual company structure. "Contract growers are a major part of the industry in North Carolina, and that gets more people involved," he said. Contract growing is not an option here until water and electric infrastructure can be made available to service farmers. Another major difference is that the partners are all well established in other areas of the country. "Circle Four is not really known here. It takes time to convince people that we want to fit into the community without changing the culture," Potter said. Hiring employees who are local residents, or former residents desiring to return, not only helps establish the company, it is a sound dollar practice. "It is costly to bring in employees and train them if we are going to loose them because they are uncomfortable with the culture" he said. Potter added that if two people with the same qualifications apply for a position, local ties and experience add to the qualification status. The company currently employees 60 people, more than 40 of whom are locals. employees with potential to grow Policy is to solicit long-terwith the company. Higher education level m the Utah work force is a challenge that is turning into another benefit for the company. Because of written protests during the first 15 days of the permit comment period, DEQ has called a public hearing on the well-establish- ed one-bedro- m discharge permit for existing and proposed facilities south of Milford. A delay that would put construction behind schedule would certainly have a financial impact. However, while the project is still in the "start-u- p mode" a month or two would not cause construction to stop. The real question, so far as investors are concerned, may be, "Is this going to continuer Potter says Utah regulations are pretty stiff compared to other states. "Utah, with limited water resources, may have need for stricter standards," he said. Fiscal as well as environmental concerns cause the company to implement practices that are not detrimental to their surroundings. Potter reports that there are currently 6,000 breeding age sows in the valley. Another 4,000 imported gilts, 60 of which will be selected, are being raised for breeding. The first utters of Utah pigs arrived on Mother's Day. After 3 weeks in the where farrowing building, they were transferred to the nursery, 10 weeks they will 9 they will spend about 6 weeks. At to takes approximately proceed to the finishing btms. That process Utah-bo- m first the when pigs are 17 weeks. By wiD evolve to the production phase. ready for market, the project in a series of articles profiling Circle This is the first Four Farms employees as new members of the community. rnid-Novem- Summers And Good Books Are Natural Companions ay ed, School Spending VS.Sladent . Performance of Governments. Curt Hutchings, FCAOG, advised the committee that hens in uk document may or may not be legally binding, as decided by city officials. Dan Udall, FCAOG, asked cooperation from planning and zoning for review of a housing development action plan. This is a requirement for all cities receiving CDBG funding such as Milford City received for the senior's building expansion. Udall explained that the Utah Housing Authority is working to find grants to renovate the two old hotels in town for low-inco- housing. In other action, planning and zoning tentatively approved CD zoning for 338' X 14 mile of highway ccfnmercial frontage, and RM7 zoning for the remainder of the acreage in the North Star Annexation. Ron Wunderlich, Advanced Development, also advised the committee of plans to move the proposed trailer park far enough east to eliminate the need to put in a road to service s portion of the lots. Zoning for the North Milford Manor Annexation was clarified as Rl-- 6. A conditional use permit request by Dale Rogers was tabled until a dispute over property ownership is settled. A conditional use permit was approved for relocation of an upholstery shop. ltfc:!JCeVc:rs! Have you seen the die beautiful green quilt on display in the clinic waiting room? Seme lucky winner will take it borne titer the July 2Sth drawing. Tickets are available at the clinic or through and adult hospital employees volunteers. The drawing U part of a drive by hospital volunteers to enable them to donate $1,000. toward a birthing room. rund-raiai- ng per pupil instruction expenditures have increased by twice inflation-since the rate of 1990, student performance on annual SAT tests have failed to improve markedly, according to a study by the Utah Taxpayers Association. "This study clearly demonstrates that increased educational funding alone is not the answer to the complex 30-nea- rly challenges facing Utah's commented Howard schools," "Stephenson, President of the Utah Taxpayers Association. "Rather, successful schools have three key qualities in common: (1) a belief that all children can learn, and their students challenge local academically; (2) control; and, (3) a high degree of parental involvement. These are things that money but cannot buy, that concerned communities can provide," Stephenson continued. Per pupil expenditures instruction-which for account for approximately 5 of 60-6- total expenditures-increase- d from $1,791 in 1990 to $2,297 in 1994. However, test scores over the same period remained constant in grade S, declined in grade 8, and improved slightly in grade 11. "Nearly 200 studies spanning two decades and in observing performance many different educational; settings provides strong and consistent evidence that are expenditures not related to systematically student achievement." commented Greg A. Fredde, research analyst. expenditures from 1990-1994-nea- rry SAT test scores for the district declined a net six points for grades 5, 8, and 1 1, combined. In fact, of the ten districts which increased pupil per expenditures on instruction the greatest between 1990 and 1994, six recorded a net decline in test scores for grades 5, 8, and 1 1, combined. Test scores in the remaining four districts increased only 46-y- et marginally. By comparison, over the same period, of ten districts scoring the highest on the SAT tests for grades 5, 8, and 1 1, six recorded increases in below the state average per instructional pupil educational excellence. The guiding principle for these new approaches should be the same principle on which this nation was founded, and which other nations are now adopting with a vengeance: freedom," said Stephenson. "Schools, teachers, parents, students and communities, need to be granted the freedom to choose new ways of teaching and learning, create new types of schools, and develop new ways of our financing said. he system," Beaver City Will Realize Power expenditures. "School reform the premise that constraints on expenditures are the most serious roadblock to improve student performance are, at discussions that begin with best, misguided," commented Fredde. "Given the available data, one can only assume that interest which groups continually demand higher funding levels have their own at heart and not the interests of the children," he said. Utah follows the national trend. None of the states that rank in the top 10 in performance-includin- g Utah-ranin the top 10 state in per pupil expenditures. "We must face the the future, and and facts, recognize that there ire serious, fundamental problems with our education system self-intere- sts ks today," commented Stephenson. "Those problems will not be solved by education Supply M Savings A move to streamline operations and cut costs by Beaver's wholesale power suppliers is expected to save money for customers of the utility. Robert Christiansen, Beaver's power representative, said a merger of Intennountain Consumer Power Association (ICPA) and Utah Associated locally-owne- d Power Municipal System (UAMPS) will reduce power supply costs. Beaver buys most of its power through ICPA and UAMPS. ICPA adniinisters Beaver's allocation of federal while hydroelectric power, UAMPS supplies other energy sources. In the merger, UAMPS will assume ICPA's functions. "Since power supply represents the largest expense for most utilities, it is critical to find reduce to costs," ways Christiansen said. "Beaver has enjoyed stable, competitive rates for nuny years. This application will help us ensure that we remain competitive."