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Thursday, March 10, 2005

From the High School Free Speech Front:

"If they feel an article isn't appropriate, they will pull it -- or ask the student to make changes to it. They said that isn't censorship. They said they're just approving or not approving what goes in. What's your definition of censorship?"

--Hawley Kunz, co-editor of the Warrior News, Weber High School, Pleasant View, Utah. The principal ordered prior review of the monthly newspaper after an editorial critical of the condition of the school's running track. (3/8/05)

Millville decides to cross North River Bridge when it comes to it, for repairs

By Joseph Sheppard

February 7, 2005 | MILLVILLE -- Discussion on the possibility of rehabilitating the North River Bridge and the swearing in of a new planning commission member and board of adjustment member took place at the City Council meeting Thursday.

Greg Larsen, maintenance superintendent, reported that the North River Bridge received a structural status sufficiency rating of 50.9. He said once the bridge receives a rating below 50, the federal government will pay for 80 percent of the work on it to rebuild it. In the state it is in now, 80 percent of the funding would be provided to rehabilitate it.

"It is still OK, but we may want to structurally rehabilitate it," Larsen said. "The next time they inspect it, it may be below 50 points.

Council members suggested that the city of Nibley and Cache county may be willing to pick up some of the remaining cost since they both use the bridge as well.

The council decided that the bridge did not need any immediate attention, and that it would be discussed in future meetings once the state report is published.

"We'll just cross that bridge when we come to it," Mayor Mike Johnson said.

Johnson said representatives Utah Department of Transportation met with the local communities and told them they had overpaid them by 15 percent in the previous year for class B and C road money. This money comes from Utah gas tax, Johnson said. As a result, Millville would be receiving less money this year than it expected from the Department of Transportation, Johnson said.

Jim Hart was sworn in as a member of the planning commission and Bonnie Corbett was sworn in to the board of adjustment. They both took oath at the meeting. City Recorder Rose Mary Jones swore them in. Hart has just finished a term with the Planning Commission and will serve another two-and-a-half-year term. Corbett just completed a term with the Board of Adjustment and will serve another five-year term.


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