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TOPICS INCLUDE QUAKE AID, LIGHTING DISTRICTS

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The Orem City Council will meet Tuesday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m. in the council chambers, 56 N. State.

Prior to the council meeting, the council will discuss changes to the city's subdivision ordinance at a work session in the conference room at 6 p.m.Here are some important items on the agenda:

Donations to the Bay Area earthquake: Bob Dunkle recently contacted the city about matching funds raised at an earthquake fund-raising dance scheduled for Utah Valley Community College. The council has money in its contingency fund to participate in some way. The council will also be asked to participate in the Hurricane Hugo relief efforts.

Special improvement lighting districts: Over the past year, the city staff has worked with residents to see whether special lighting districts could be established for the installation of street lights. The staff work has been completed and the council must determine whether to proceed.

The Cascade Technology Park: During a 7:30 p.m. public hearing, the City Council, in its role as the Redevelopment Agency, will discuss whether to go ahead with the proposed technology park that would be located adjacent to the Cascade Fairways, 1313 E. 800 North.

In September, the council wanted several questions answered before voting about zoning and financing. The work has been done, leaving a project significantly more expensive than originally expected.

The park, which would include a nine-hole expansion to the golf course, has an estimated initial price tag of roughly $8 million. Some of that will be paid off by the golf course's managers and by tenants of the technology park. The expansion to the course would act like a buffer for the residents of the neighborhood.

However, to pick up the remaining tab, a city bond issue would be required with an average monthly cost of some $2.11 per household.

The city staff has developed other alternatives that include letting a developer buy the technology property and just develop the golf course. Or, the city might allow housing to go into the technology area and keep the expanded golf course.