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Pleasant Grove City Council

The following items were discussed or approved at Tuesday's City Council meeting:

- Kristy Maxfield, Strawberry Days queen, asked for support from the council and recreation department for a "Children's Fair," showcasing children's talents from kindergarten through sixth grade. Proceeds would be donated to the Abused Children's Fund of Utah.

- The council introduced Kevin Long, the new economic development director. He presented some of his ideas about job creation in the city and future work with the Chamber of Commerce. He also presented a rough draft brochure promoting Pleasant Grove and Lindon.

- The council discussed making the back door of the city building the main entrance for the new Chamber of Commerce office. The mayor asked that things remain as they are for a while to see if the change is necessary.

- The council approved signing the Preservation Covenants Agreement making the city responsible for the upkeep of the Granary. The structure, considered a historical building, was recently moved from a road construction site to the pioneer log home at 100 East near the City Center.

- The council approved a safe sidewalk bid to continue construction of sidewalks, curbs and gutters near the junior high and city cemetery. Low bidder was Cottonwood Builders at $35,325. The city will have to come up with $12,000 to complete the project.

- Al Mickelsen, city planner, has been named chairman of the new Civic Improvement Committee. Darrolld Cook was named vice-chairman.

- Application packets for financial assistance for home rehabilitation are available at the city building. K.A. Driggs, finance director, said the city has been allotted $72,000 this year. The program is designed to help low-income and elderly residents.

- Driggs has been asked to seek quotes from insurance companies on health-care packages for city employees and report to the council.