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Friday, April 8, 2005

"Once you have learned how to ask questions, you have learned how to learn."

--Neil Postman, journalism scholar (1931-2003)

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Mendon considers annexing Cobblestone neighborhood

By Bryan Hinton

March 22, 2005 | MENDON -- The Planning and Zoning Commission last week discussed future plans to annex a neighborhood south of Mendon and a lot that has already been designated for a future elementary school.

The area south of Mendon under consideration is the Cobblestone neighborhood which is off of Main Street and the school lot is east of 100 East by 100 North.

"Annexation of Cobblestone is imminent," Commission Chairman Michael Morgan said. "It is already using city services without paying taxes for it."

Morgan said the neighborhood already gets its water from Mendon.

Commissioner Leslie Larson it would be advantageous for the city to annex the neighborhood so it can oversee its future development and not Cache County.

"Whenever the county cites a bad example for development it cites Cobblestone," she said. "If the the city annexes it, then the city can plan how it sees fit."

Commissioner Steve Blatt suggested they city should annex up the mountainside to the west of the Cobblestone neighborhood because a future water tank may be built in that vicinity.

The commission did not realize that the school lot was not annexed until it starting looking at maps for the Cobblestone annexation.

Larson said the commission needs to stop just talking about the annexation and get the ball rolling. "We need to start narrowing this down to a proposal for the city council," she said.

Morgan said a public hearing has not been officially scheduled because of some research that still needs to be done on the annexation.

"If it's done by April 4, then the public hearing will be next month," he said. "If not, then it will be the following month."


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