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Salt Lake CountyAt its meeting Wednesday, the County Commission:

- Declared Susan Schildmeyer an "outstanding citizen" for her work on the county firefighters' and deputies' merit and civil service commission.

- Appointed restaurateurs Clark Jones of JB's and Tom Guinney of the New Yorker to the Salt Palace/Fine Arts Advisory Board.

- Received another in a series of petitions seeking additional funding for development of Oquirrh Park. Commissioners expressed support for the proposal but said funds are not immediately available.

- Directed staff to evaluate traffic problems at the Pinecrest turn-around in Emigration Canyon and to report back to the commission as quickly as possible.

South Jordan

At its March 17 meeting, the City Council:

- Approved conditional-use home occupation permits for National Parking Services, 9237 South Skye Drive, which is Steven W. Cunningham's consulting firm; Incredible Roto-Tilling, 10510 South 3010 West, owned by Daniel Robert Diener; and Specialty Marketing Concepts, 1828 West Orchard View Drive, a promotional pinmaking business owned by Ronald Rumfallo.

- Denied a conditional-use home occupation permit to Predator Hunting & Supplies, 4501 West Liberty Creek Drive, requested by Brett Thomas Catmull, due to concerns about selling knives and guns in a residential area.

West Jordan

At its March 17 meeting, the City Council:

- Rezoned Steve Tripp property at 9200 South 4000 West to increase the size of houses for a proposed subdivision. Expectations are that 800 new upscale homes will be built.

- Set an April 21 public hearing to decide whether to have an intersection at 8750 South when 3200 West is extended from 8600 south to 9000 south, or to keep it as a dead-end-street. There is a conflict between the desire for less area traffic and planning for better overall traffic flow.


At its March 17 meeting, the City Council:

- Set an April 21 public hearing to discuss admitting Western Charm subdivision phases I and II, 1700 West to 13600 South, into the city's lighting district.

- Admitted into the lighting district subdivisions Pueblo Del Montana, 1700 West 1370 South; Victoria Station 2700 West 11980 South; Quail Ridge, 12570 South 1300 West; and Charing Cross 2700 West 13000 South.

- Approved automated garbage pickup city-wide. Residents will get 105-gallon containers that will be emptied mechanically by Waste Management of Salt Lake. Rates will go from $6 to $7.22 monthly.

- Agreed to spend $28,000 to light the Babe Ruth and Little League fields in the city park, 12800 South 1500 West.