Ray's seeks public dance hall license; city may have radio station In its last meeting, the Nephi City Council agreed to consider an application from Rays or dancing and In other business, the council: Agreed to allow Mt. Bell a easement along city property so the company can provide Dec.y, Request for zoning change reconsideration denied at Nephi City Council meet cited residents at recent to Nephi v A plane is loaded with a variety of grass, alfalfa, browse, cliffrose, bitsaltbrush seed to be dropped over burned terbrush, and areas. four-win- g BLM, Forest Service reseed 16,000 acres in Juab, Millard . Approximately 18,000 acres of burned range land in Juab and Millard counties have been reseeded recently through the cooperation of the Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. Forest Service, the State of Utah, and private landowners. So says the Richfield office of the BLM, and the Fish Lake National Forest in a recent report. The need to reseed the areas was brought about by one of the states worst fire seasons. In late July, the two largest blazes of the season, the Clay Springs and the Little Oak Creek fires, burned ap-- i of proximately" 61,000 aci-elands in and federal, state, private Juab and Millard counties. The area has been seeded with a variety of grasses, alfalfa, browse, cliffrose, bitterbrush, and g saltbrush. One of the methods used on a portion of the area is termed s four-win- County's bags are packed for move to 'new' building Juab part long-awaite- . . $2,400. The move should gp smoothly, the commissioners say, except for safe in the county the 4hree-to- n assessors office. The Bekins man said it would be possible to juggle out the bulky safe with the help of extra men and special equipment, but after discussing the matter, the commissioners agreed to leave the safe and purchase a new and bigger one for the new office. Most of the existing furniture in the offices will be used in the new building. Even so, some $75,000 was included in the 1982 county budget to allow for furnishings and window coverings. The commissioners table, desk are being chairs, and roll-to- p refinished by a Provo firm. Bookshelves from the courtroom will be cut down to fit into their new location, and the antique Regulator clocks, it was said, will be taken down and stored. In other news, the commission met with Dave Carter, Juab County Sheriff. Carter submitted a proposal for a salary change in the sheriffs department. The proposed change would do away with excessive overtime pay now being paid out by the county to its deputy sheriffs. If accepted, each deputys pay would be raised by $250 per month. A flat fee would be received and overtime work 1981 Mountain Shadows will not continue project Trucks will come today, tomorrow d flime 2. kho lots, where people buy the land their trailer sits on. At present, there is no zone in Nephi that would allow it. The council County officers will make move into the their .newly remodeled county center today and Friday. Commissioner Claude Lomax went through the present offices with men from Bekins Movers on Monday, to arrange and organize the move. Bekins, from Provo, are being hired to do the job for a fee of B4U1 Serving East Juab Count- y- A Nice Place to Live! mobile home See details of the Nephi Chamber of Commerce's Twelve Drawings of Christmas promotion on page 3 11-1- ot to build and sell license condominium-typ- e FT Agreed to expand the water and power board from three to five members. Hired Lee Fowkes as a fulltime electrical groundsman. Decided to send the newly elected officials to a seminar in Salt Lake City Dec. Agreed to provide a $10 Christmas turkey or ham to city employees. services. drinking establishments, in Nephi. Councilman Paul McPherson pointed out that the present ordinance requires that the Chief of Police make a full investigation of the applicant and submit a written report to the council. Chief Bill Young said that this includes a computer search of law enforcement files. advised Timothy Bowers-Iron- s the council of his intent to build a radio station in Nephi. He is working with VIR James Radio Consultants of Denver on the said that project. Bowers-Iron- s he would like to build an AM station, and wanted assurance from the council that someone else would not come in and take over the territory. Mayor Leon Pexton said there was nothing they could for do, but thanked Bowers-Iron- s . inten-his of informing the city tions. Bowers-Iron- s also requested a L,K: OITf, phone service to the city power shed. directed the Planning and Zoning Commission to look into it. Mayor Leon Pexton received authorization from the council to begin discussion of the building of a new sewage treatment facility with several engineering firms, and to call for proposals on their Restaurant owner Tim Bradley for a public dance hall license. The council had already denied Bradleys request for an ordinance change to allow cabarets, I'TaH FAESS iboOCI-VIIO467 EAST THIRi) SOUTH of the would be considered job. This raise is in addition to a cost-of-livin- g increase anticipated for the coming year. Carter also discussed an idea being formulated by him and by Millard Ed Phillips, County Sheriff. Phillips presently has a part-tim- e man in Garrison, patrolling the desert. If Juab County would pay part of his wages, Millard County would supply vehicles e and fuel for his employ. be of benefit to This move would both counties, the Sheriff said. The best thing about the plan, Carter said, is that the deputy could be contacted by phone. In full-tim- Juab County the past, a part-timaccessible been has only Deputy the from and then radio, only by Cedar City High Patrol office. e The commissioners were receptive to the idea, and will discuss the matter with the Millard County Commissioners. Richard McConkie, director of the Six County Development Economic District, recom- mended to the commission that they consider the employment of e a county commissioner or county administrator. He said Millard County has just gone that route, and their only regret is that they didnt do it two years earlier. McConkie said that Juab County has a work load as great as many in the state, and a person basis doing the job on a is practically a necessity. He also said that the public doesnt actually recognize the costs and energies involved in running the county. He was informed by the commission and County Clerk Loree Memmott that Juab County, with its small tax base, simply Please torn to page 8 full-tim- full-tim- e City councilmen a negative public comment as the reason for refusing a zoning change from single family to multiple family dwellings in the south end of town. At the Dec. 2 meeting, Kent Hanson of Mountain Shadows Associates requested a reconsideration of the zoning change. The Planning and Zoning Commissions original suggestion was that the area from 50 East to First East and from Fourth South to the south city limits be declared allowing mutiple-famildwellings to be built along that strip. The city council then considered extending the R-area eastward several blocks. R-- 2, y half-bloc- k chaining and seeding, in which n a 300-fochain is dragged across the burned trees and plants by two bulldozers. FollowHowever, comment from ing the first chaining, the area was aerial seeded and chained again to cover the seed. Less rugged areas were seeded with the use of rangeland drills. The revegetation of the burned areas will reduce wind and water The city must balance its abilierosiion in the areas, and the invato provide services against the ty sion of undesirable plants, the need for tax revenue, said Mayor report says. The new plants will Leon Pexton concerning a promule-deer also provide forage for the to extend the city bounposal and other wildlife, and cattle which use these areas, although r daries southward. ,At the last "city council local livestock operators have ' meeting, City Engineer Steve agreed not to graze their cattle on Ludlow said that the surveys the federal lands in the burned were finished and plat maps nearareas prior to 1984. After that ly ready for the council to decide time, the soil should be stabilized for or against annexation. The and the vegetation should be annexation would mean proposed restored so that livestock grazing a increase and take in all may resume. Grazing capacity businesses south of the presthe and range conditions are expected limits. ent city to improve greatly in the long Councilman Richard May said term, the report says. that since the city is already proIn addition to the rangeland viding municipal services to that rehabilitation, the BLM and the area, it should also be collecting Forest Service will rebuild over taxes. 30 miles of fence on federal lands Mayor Pexton said that in the burned area. although annexation is inevitable, Please turn to page 2 the council should wait until it is sure it could provide more services should the area require them. He said that the sewer lift station in that part of town is ot 15-to- 2 public hearon was the matter uniformly ing middle-incom- homes. negative. Hanson emphasized that Mountain Shadows proposed project is He said not that the project would have carpet, appliances, and laundry facilities nearby. The area would be fenced, have a curb and gutter, and a play area in low-cos- t, low-incom- e. wall-to-wa- with FmHA ll re- quirements. Hanson said that rent for a apartment would be $235, for a apartment, $278, and for a apartment, $313 per month. The rent would not change over the life of the project. Hanson argued that with interest rates as high as they are it is becoming impossible for one-bedroo- m two-bedroo- m three-bedroo- m City council weighs pros and cons of annexation . 322-acr- e Forest Service offers wood, Christmas trees Approximately 100 Christmas trees and 25 cords of firewood will go on sale this Saturday, Dec. 12 at the south end of the Nebo Loop road in Salt Creek Canyon, says the Uinta National Forest. The sale will begin at 9 a.m., and permits will be issued on a first come, first served basis one to a person or family. The Christmas trees are fir, and will need to be removed from the InNebo Loop dividual trees have been marked for sale. Permits for these trees will cost $1. Twenty-fiv- e permits for one cord of green wood will be sold for $5 per permit. The wood was cut to lengths during the clearing and stacked in small piles along the road. All trees and firewood purchased must be removed from the site by 5 p.m. Saturday. vehicles or chains may be required. right-of-wa- y. right-of-wa- y Four-wheel-dri- Nephi Fifth LDS Ward will hold Christmas party The Nephi Fifth LDS Ward will its Christmas party next Wednesday, Dec. 16 at the ward hold church. Dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m., and a program will follow. Following the program, ward members will board hay wagons for a caroling party, organizers say. workly nearly to capacity already. He said that it would be unfair to impose a building moratorium on the newly annexed businesses without imposing one on the whole area. Bob Steele suggested that the city use property and sales tax from the annexed businesses to build a new sewer Councilman Class size is up this year at Nephi Elementary system. The city can annex on its own initiative only the property to which it provides muncipal services. Other than that, owners must petition that their properties be annexed. The city can only annex properties immediately adjacent to city boundaries. The council finally passed a motion to have the city engineer draw up plat plans on the commercial area south of town and give them to the Planning and Zoning Commission for Councilman-elec- t buy Glenn Greenhalgh agreed that young couples will most likely have to rent or buy into condominium-typ- e housing from now on. Hanson also argued that as far as city planning goes, it makes more sense to have the narrow R-zone as a buffer, than to move directly from commercial zoning residences. to single-familCity officials recently visited Roosevelt, where Mountain Shadows Associates has already built a project similar to the one a one- -' they proposed for Nephi acre lot containing four Councilman Bob Steele said taht it was a pretty nice Paul looking place. Mayor-elec- t Nelson said that the Roosevelt city officials were proud of the project, and that they told him there were no problems with the quality of the structure itself. Councilman Bob Garrett said,' Were caught between a rock and a hard place. We need this kind of a thing, but we have to listen to the people who live there, who are already established. Hanson said, "But you also have a responsibility to the community as a whole, not just to individuals. He said that FmHA money for this particular project goes back into the central fund at the first of the year. The council denied the request for a zoning change. Hanson said that Mountain Shadows Associates would not continue plans for the project. 2 y six-plexe- s. Local police nab Delta jail escapee, partner iff Two men wanted by the Delta City Police Department were picked up by area policemen last Friday, Dec. 4. One of the men. Dale R. Cronkhite, 19, of Springville, was wanted by the Springville Police Department on a burglary warrant. The other suspect, a juvenile from Springville, was wanted by the Delta Police Department for breaking out of the Delta City Jail, and for another offense in Springville. The broadcast from Delta went out at about 3:10 p.m., and area ld law enforcement personnel responded rapidly. Juab County Sheriff Dave Carter and Deputy Sheriff Chad w," i Bowles started west on State Road 132 to pick up the men. They found the car that was supposed to have contained the suspects, but they were not in it. Meanwhile, Utah Highway Patrol Trooper Scott Duncan and Nephi Chief of Police William O. Young set up a roadblock near the airport road on 132. The first car through the roadblock yielded Cronkhite. Deputy Sheriff Glen Wilde had set up another roadblock near Eureka, and the juvenile was arrested. Both prisoners were taken to the Juab County Jail, and were turned over to Springville Police Department Detective Norm-Cole- . r J Elementary school classes in the Juab School District average 28.87 students this year, says To try 'merit system LDS basketball will begin tonigfit Utah Education Association Research Director Don Ulmer. The districts average elementary class size last year was 27.76 students, he said. The UEA surveyed every elementary class in the state Oct. 1 to determine the number of students enrolled. The statewide average class size for elementary classes this year is 27.29 students up from last years average of 26.97 students. Juab School Districts average 1981-8- 2 class size breakdown by grades is kindergarten, 34.75 students; first grade, 23.2 students; second grade, 26.5 students; third grade, 26.5 students; fourth grade, 34.33 students; and fifth grade, 31.33 students. The UEA blames the rising class size on reduced funding. families e Sister Mae Wright will report on her LDS mission to Birmingham, Alabama this Sunday, Dec. 13 in the Nephi Third LDS Ward. Bishop Chad Winn invites all ward members to attend the meeting, which begins st 2.50 p.m. The Nephi LDS Stakes mens basketball games will begin today at the Nephi Stake Center, spokesmen say. At 6 p.m., the Third Ward will take on the Fifth Ward; at 7 p.m., the First Ward will battle the Mona Juniors; at 8 p.m. the Mona Seniors will play Levan; and at 9 p.m. the Second Ward will play the Sixth Ward. The stake will run its basketball program on a merit system this year. In addition to scoring, each team will get credit for sportsmanship and having officials at the game. The junior or explorer basketball program will start Jam 6. Each individual ward will be notified of game times and given schedules.