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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)

Wellsville continues work on changes in water laws

By Jeremy Wilkins

February 18, 2005 | WELLSVILLE -- More was heard and spoken of a proposed code change Wednesday night which would require the transferring of water to the city upon annexation or subdividing of property.

City Manager Don Hartle said based on the first draft of the proposed code, he anticipates there will probably be several more drafts before the code will be finished because of the amount of work required to finalize such a proposal.

"Everybody's realizing now that in order to have growth, they've got to have water and that doesn't mean that we use up all of our existing capacity and then start looking for it, you have to look for it right now so there will always be a buffer," said Bruce Jorgensen, Wellsville City Attorney.

Jorgensen also said he suspects this ordinance will be amended several times and Hartle agreed by saying it would take at least two or three drafts to get things right.

The engineering firms of Cache Landmark, J-U-B and Jones and Associates were chosen to represent Wellsville after the interviewing of five engineering firms on Feb. 2 and holding a closed executive session Wednesday night in which the council discussed a potential contract for the firm selected.

"That is a really, really tough job to select an engineer," Hartle said, and instead of choosing one he said the council decided on all three to offer more expertise in engineering matters.

A proposed ordinance for erosion control from storm water was also discussed by the council. Hartle said there will need to be an interlocal agreement and it will require something all cities can work with.

"This is an issue that has Logan City divided," said Councilman Ron Case. A huge concern is the cost of enacting the proposed ordinance, and that it is something which must be done and also financed wholly by the cities.

Public input was given to consider the recommendation of the planning commission from Feb. 9 for a request from Jed Clark that the general plan be amended to allow property in the vicinity of 675 East 200 South be rezoned from RA-5 to RA-1. It was granted by the council to amend the plan with the stipulation for Clark to pay for a survey of all the land involved.

The preliminary plat for Phase 3 and the water pressure station for the Red Slide subdivision, which was approved by planning commission on Feb. 9, were discussed and also approved by the council pending the recommendation for the same modifications given by the planning commission.

The additional building lots for the Hardin subdivision at 315 East 100 North and Rex Leatham subdivision at 10 North 200 East, which were unanimously granted approval by the planning commission on Feb. 9, were also voted on and unanimously approved.


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