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PUBLIC MEETING SET ON FUTURE DEVELOPMENT OF FARMINGTON POND

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The Farmington mayor and the Davis County Commission will hold a public meeting at the Farmington City Hall Wednesday at 7 p.m. to discuss the development of Farmington Pond.

Farmington residents are against public fishing at the pond. In years past, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources has planted up to 15,000 fish in the pond annually, but often the water supply diminishes during summer months and the water becomes stagnant.During the meeting, the city, county and the Division of Wildlife Resources will discuss methods for enhancing development of the pond. The state of Utah is willing to provide a $50,000 grant to improve the area.

Part of this project will include the use of an additional water source to freshen the pond during summer months.

Presently, the pond and the road leading to it are jointly owned by Davis County and the state of Utah. Although Farmington has no legal ownership interest in the property, it falls within the city's boundaries and is under the city's zoning plan and ordinances.

The city and county will discuss the following alternatives for development of the pond:

- Whether the current level of service should be maintained.

- Possible development of the pond including the use of $50,000 from the state.

- Fencing off the pond entirely and prohibiting fishing, boating and swimming.

- Converting the pond into a flood desiltation area.