The town council has denied a zoning change for an eight-acre parcel planned for a boys ranch.

The unanimous vote on the 10- to 12-bed private facility for troubled boys came Tuesday evening, two weeks after several hundred Lynndyl residents were surveyed."Fifty-two percent responded negatively," Mayor-elect Merrill Nielson said. "Only 17 percent were in favor and 31 percent were undecided."

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Opponents cited the town's lack of local law enforcement. Millard County Sheriff Ed Phillips said deputy response time from Delta, 20 miles to the south, is 20 minutes at best.

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