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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)

Trenton bumps water fee complaints higher up the pipeline

By Mikaylie Kartchner

February 7, 2005 | TRENTON -- Mayor Perry Spackman suggested the town adopt a non-use fee for water meters at City Council meeting Thursday night.

Spackman said the several people in the town had complained about the $50 a month fee for a water meter, even if there is no water running through it. Councilman Dave Davis said that the fee was to pay for the cost of installing the meter.

"Right now that $50 a month fee is what it takes to amortize the loan in the system," Davis said. "We are going to end up with a mess here because some doesn't want to pay their fair share."

Davis suggested the issue be turned over to the water council for further investigation. Spackman agreed.

"I think we should go to them [the water council] and see what they can do for us," Spackman said. "Right now it the opportune time to find out what we can and can't do."

Other issues discussed at the council were:

-- Town maintenance, including the possible purchase of paper towel, soap and toilet paper dispensers for the five public restrooms.

-- Possibly hiring a new town attorney.

-- The service credit policy.

-- The RAPS tax application for new playground equipment.


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