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|Rights Holder||Allan R. Gibson, Nephi, Utah|
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r 1 Serving Last juab County A ' ' v ' 'I muj vTIUM SOUTH tm, IT 84111 Nice Place to Live! December 13, 1979 At Tractor-traile- r City, county, school board, LDS truck goes wheels up Sun. stake unvail school use plans Persons whose vehicle registration expires in December but wait until January to renew their registration had better watch out, says County Assessor Tom Fowkes, or theyll be paying a double tax assessment. This is due, Fowkes says, to the fact that even though a registration may expire in December, the registrant is actually paying taxes for the calendar year 1979. In essence, the registrant has had the benefit of a delayed payment. For those who purchased a vehicle in December of 1978 (through the staggered registration program), the taxes are not paid until December of 1979. However The Juab Board of Education hosted a public meeting Tuesday night to outline a proposal for use of the old Juab High School campus after district high school students move to the new campus in northeast Nephi. The proposal took shape after repeated private meetings. Representatives of the Nephi LDS Stake, Nephi City, Juab County, and the Juab School District Board of Education attended the meeting in the Juab High School auditorium, as did about 30 townspeople. School board President Boyd Howarth coordinated the proceedings. The old campus takes up most of two city blocks plus a dedicated street which has been closed for years. There are five major buildings on the land, including the main high school building, the vocational building, if taxes are not paid at that time and are paid in January, the two one tax for years taxes are due 1979 and one for 1980, as January will become the new registration date. To avoid confusion, the Utah State Tax Commission suggests be renewed at that Nephi City Council discusses )HS property trade plans with school board at meeting an lost that After numerous meetings on the subject, the Nephi City Council and the Juab Board of Education have arrived at a tentative agreement for the transfer to the city of buildings on the old Juab High School campus. The agreement, subject to public comment during a hearing, was forged last Wednesday night during a stormy segment of the councils regular meeting. All city councilmen and the mayor attended the meeting. Several other city officials also were there. Mayor J. Barres Jenkins told the school board negotiations had hit a snag when it requested $10,000 plus four acres of land as the price for the buildings (the vocational building and the gymnasium.) The city had been offering a piece of property in the Nephi Industrial Park to use as a possible site for relocation of the Mt. Nebo Training School. The Mayor stated: $10,000 is not feasible at all. He said the citys hands were tied by the amount of money in its budget and that the only way we felt we could go was on trade. Furthermore, the mayor told the school board, This is the only property weve got that we could offer twice-weekl- y you. He said the industrial park property was worth $17,500 per acre but we cant pay you 10 cents in cash. Noting that the council, not himself, was the body, the citys decision-making mayor said he was often frustrated by the reactions of local groups when he was unable to cater to all desires. One of the school boards contentions was that Nephi should pay money for the property because the buildings were in part built with tax funds from outside the city. But it was pointed out that one older building which is not under consideration by the was, in fact, built by city Nephi School District before Juab School district was formed. Since school property in Mona and Levan reverted to those towns after it was no longer used for education, the council said it felt a precedent had been set for the city to receive some leniency in the present situation. The city officials also wondered why four acres were necessary because it seemed that the training center operation "would get I LDS the gymnasium, the that registrations due in December time. Tuesday night meeting size. Bryce on a lot of Lynn, a member of the school board, said an architect had recommended placing the center on about that many acres. A member of the council asked why no formal plans had been drawn up to document the need for four acres and Lynn countered, We could say the same to you. Wheres your plans? Finally, after confering among themselves with maps of the industrial park, the school board proposed to turn over the buildings and land on the campus in exchange for lot No. 2 in the park plus enough acreage in an adjacent lot to make a total of four acres. Lawrence Brough of the school board said the board wanted the land with no strings attached, referring to a city suggestion that a restriction be add- ed to the transaction to discourage subsequent sale of the property without giving the city first chance to buy it back. Brough also wanted a written record of the agreement because, he said, We dont want any new things to crop up. Boyd How-artpresident of the board, said it should be remembered that the transaction was being made in the interest of the taxpayer. Mayor Jenkins agreed that both the city and the school board were servants of the same people. Now were even, he told the school board after the tentative agreement was reached. Here are some other items: h, Bob Garrett, Bob Steele and Ernest Wilson attended the meeting. The three men, w'ho will replace outiCouncilmen-elec- t councilmen going Fenton Broadhead, Charles Mellor, and Duane Sperry, will be sworn in during the first council meeting in January. The council accepted a bid of $2,250 from Jeff Yates for the construction of a concrete housing at the citys new phoned-i- n chlorinator location. The chlorinator system, now located several miles east of Nephi at the side of the canyon road, is to be moved to a spot near the local golf course. Anderson said as many parts as possible from the old location would be used in the new arrangement. The bid was accepted on condition it was put in writing as soon as possible. Nephi Police Chief Roy Manning gave a report of his in vestigation of alleged traffic Please turn to page Hires. Dr. Catrett Seminary building, and the old Central School, which is used to house part of the Nebo Training Center program. Several private residences are also on the acreage. The proposal calls for the LDS Church to allow Juab School District to renovate the seminary building for use as district offices in exchange for slightly less than named 'Diplomats of American Family Practice Board Dr. Fred D. Catrett of Nephi has been named a diplomate of the American Board of Family Practice (ABFP) as a result of passing a certification examination offered by the ABFP. He is now certified in the medical specialty of family practice. require members to take continuing medical study, and was chiefly responsible for securing specialty status for family practice. This year is the tenth anniversary of the specialty. written The intensive two-daexamination is designed to prove the candidates ability in the areas of internal medicine, surgery, obstetrics, gynecology, Register vehicles y pediatrics, psychiatry, and community medicine. To qualify for the examination, a physician must have successfully completed three years of residency training in family practice. There are some 375 such training programs in teaching hospitals and university medical centers across the United States. ABFP diplomates also must continue to show proof of competence in the field of comprehensive, continuing care of the family by being recertified every six years. No other medical specialty requires diplomates to prove competence on a continuing basis. The latest group of diplomates brings the total number to more than 22,000. Most are members of the Academy of Family Physicians, the national association of family doctors. The Academy was the first national M. D. group to now or pay double taxes A Nebraska truck driver escaped serious injury Sunday morning when the tractor-traile- r truck he was driving tipped over about near the termination three miles north of Nephi. The mishap occured at about 4 a.m. Utah Highway Patrol Trooper Paul Mangleson, the investigating officer, said the rig (which was loaded with dressed pork and w. s enroute to Los Angeles) was apparently top heavy. Mangelson also said that the driver, Wayne L. Daniel, 21, of Palisade, Neb., apparently took the turn off the freeway too fast. The tractor of the rig was a 1980 Ken worth driven only 2,100 ofI-1- 5 Mangleson said. The trooper said the rig sustained about $13,000 in damage. Mangleson was assisted in his investigation by Trooper Blair miles, Bradford. Santa Claus will be at Allen's Foodtown Sat. Santa will be at Allens Food-towto take children's orders this Saturday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., according to Allan Gibson, vice president of the Chamber of Commerce, the organization sponsoring the event. Gibson also reminds the public that those planning to enter the Chamber's Christmas coloring contest only have until Saturday to do so. as Santa will be judging the entries soon. Contest winners n in each age group will receive a new bicycle or tricycle. Be sure and get your entries in to the merchants by Saturday. No late entries will be accepted." Coloring contest entries may be brought to The Tivos News, Allen's Foodtown, J&J Friendly Service, Christensens, Pharmacy, Nephi Lumber Co., Valley Bank, First Security Bank, or any other Chamber of rt Commerce member. acres of land on the upper portion of the campus. Stake President Golden Mangleson said the land would probably be used as a site for a future church building. The main high school building would go to Juab County and would be remodeled to serve as a county office and courthouse complex. The county would pay $20,000 to the district and the money would be used to help remodel the seminary building. The vocational building and the gymnasium would be transferred to Nephi city in exchange for four acres of land in the Nephi Industrial Park. The city would use the vocational building as a city hall and library and possibly would use a lower section of the gymnasium building to house city fire engines. Mayor J. Barres Jenkins said other parts of the structure could be used as a recreational complex. The industrial park land could be used as a new site for the training center operations. Milton T. Harmon, a local lawyer who said he was speaking for himself in this instance, said he felt a moratorium of two to should be conthree years sidered. Harmon said Nephi City and the surrounding area face the prospect of major growth and that some measures should be taken to insure that classroom space is available to handle growth in student numbers. He said that while the old high school building may not be as good a school as the new one, it was designed as a school and can function as a school. Nephi City Councilman-elec- t Ernest Wilson said he felt the moratorium idea was a good one, but others in attendance, including City Manager Ted Anderson, pointed out problems which period may occur if a is approved. He said the county could not inhabit its ancient courthouse too much longer. So, he said, the taxpayers of the area will be faced with expense of a county complex no matter what the disposition of the campus is. wait-and-se- It was noted that the high school building could be renovated by the county for about the cost of an entirely new structure. Mayor Jenkins said a group of local officials recently toured the where Bremerton, Wash., area the federal government is building a base for missileto carrying nuclear submarines view first hand the impact of such a project. The proposed location, of giant M-Missiles in western a Utah and eastern Nevada subthe than bigger project is one of several marine base reasons the population of Nephi is expected to mushroom. one-thir- Jenkins d said federal front money was obtained by Bremerton area governments for the building of schools and similar funding could be had here. He said new schools then could rather than reserving the old campus for student use.' Lawrence Brough, a member of the board of education, added that there is considerable room on the new campus for school expansion, so there was really no reason why the old campus needed to be tied up. Mangleson said another reason for not declaring a moratorium is that old buildings tend to deteriorate quickly if they stand idle. He said school buildings in Mona and Levan fell to ruin after they became unoccupied. The old Mona School has been razed. However, Wilson said he felt Harmons concern was with more imminent growth associated with a cement plant to be built west of Nephi and the huge Intermoun-taiPower Project plant proposed for Millard County. He said he didnt think much front money would be available to ease the impact of these two projects. n e But Mangleson said he had been converted to the view that the new campus was the place for educational expansion. Lets get this the high school building into use, he said. K.J. Sperry, a Please turn to page 4 resigns as J. D. Elder Hospital administrator J.D. Elder has resigned as administrator of the Juab County Hospital, according to Bill of Advanced Health Systems. The resignation was efRos-qvi- st fective Dec. 1. AHS is the managing firm of the hospital. Rosqvist said Elder resigned because he wanted to try other things. Rosqvist said Elder may get out of the health care business altogether. Donald Eyre Sr., president of the Juab County Hospital Board, said he was sad to see Elder go. "All the board members thought he did a good job, Eyre said. In another matter, Rosqvist said a consultant from AHSs Denver office has been at the Nephi Medical Clinic recently to recommend ways to upgrade the clinics operation. Among the suggestions are establishment of a new billing procedure as well as a new procedure for keeping medical records. The consultant, Phil Pankey, also had ideas for improving patient flow at the clinic. Rosqvist said accounts receivable at the hospital have been transferred to a new microcomputer system. (Records at the clinic still are being handled manually.) Noting that there are always a few problems anytime anyone installs a new computer system, Rosqvist said hed received complaints about some of the 1,000 or so billings recently sent out. He said hospital patrons should contact him if any more questions arise. Congrats to Kelly, Doyce JHS seniors plan annual 'Ball' Friday night Kelly Rae Warren and Doyce Olpin will reign as queen and king at the 1979 Senior Ball, which begins Friday at 9 p.m. Susan Jones and Kevin Fowkes are the princess and prince for the dance. Senior class adviser Clark Greenhalgh said a floor show, choreographed by Carla Ogden of Nephi, will get under way at 10 p.m. The theme for the whole affair is Ice Castles." A group from Orem, Sandstone, will provide music for the ball. Itll be a good dance," Greenhalgh promised. The best one of the Christmas season.