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Events this week

LibrariesPhotos: Forty-two rare photographs of Tibet taken by Austrian explorer and mountaineer Heinrich Harrer during the 1940s will be exhibited from March 21 to April 25 at the Atrium Gallery of the Salt Lake City Main Library, 209 E. 500 South.

Kid art: A traveling exhibition of children's artwork will be displayed during April at the Avenues Branch, 455 F Street. The exhibit features artworks that children age 6 to 14 produced during a two-week class last year at Hogle Zoo.

Book-talk: The staff of the Foothill Branch, 1135 S. 2100 East, has scheduled another informal discussion about new books starting at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 1.

Growing: The Salt Lake County Library System released figures that show the number of items checked out of county libraries last year increased by about 12 percent - 500,000 - over the previous year. The county is planning to spend $1.8 million for new items to keep pace with demand.


In its meeting Tuesday night, the City Council:

- Approved payment of about $145,000 on costs associated with developing infrastructure for the Hidden Valley Shopping Center project. Expenses are designed to be paid back eventually through taxes on the developer.

- Appointed Sue Ellen Rifkin as the city's representative on the Salt Lake County Recreation Advisory Board.


In its meeting Tuesday night, the City Council:

- Approved a grant application for purchase of a $42,000 van for senior services, and approved a proposal that would require it be powered by natural gas. Mountain Fuel as part of the utility's natural-gas promotions would offset by $2,000 the $4,000 cost of converting the vehicle to natural gas. Midvale would have to pay about $10,000 in matching grant funds.

- Barred city employees from holding more than one city job.

- Appointed Dennis Thatcher the city's building-code enforcement officer.

- Approved the $126,000 cost of leasing nine police vehicles for three years; the city uses 13 police vehicles.

- Approved a schedule for the city's free annual spring trash pickup: the week of April 13, west of I-15, north of 7200 South, and east of State Street; the week of April 20, from Wasatch Street to 7200 South; the week of April 27, from Wasatch Street to the city's south boundary between I-15 and State Street.


In its meeting Tuesday night, the City Council:

- Rejected a rezoning request by Delcon Corp. that would've turned a residential area on the corner of 1000 East and 11400 South into a commercial strip; the change would've violated the city's master plan.

- Approved a rezoning request by Don Lowen and Tom Shimizu to rezone property at 740 E. 9085 South from a single-family dwelling area to a multiple-family area that will allow up to 12 units per acre. A facility for the handicapped is planned for the site.