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Government action


During its May 28 meeting, the City Council:

- Rezoned 5.5 acres located at 8804 S. State from a commercial district to a specific development district permitting housing for senior citizens.

- Amended the city's criminal code to make it illegal for minors to attempt to buy alcohol or to have another person purchase alcohol for them.

- Added to the responsibilities of the city's public utilities director, specifying that the director will oversee all issues related to the city's water department. That department had been under the supervision of the city's public works director.

- Appointed Max Burdick and Donna Dittman to serve four-year terms as alternate members of the Sandy Planning Commission.

- Amended the section of the city's development code dealing with the public hearing process, changing the advance public notice required for all hearings from 15 days to 14 days.


The Taylorsville City Council discussed but took no action on the re-striping of 4700 South at Wednesday's regular council meeting.

The council decided to seek more input before determining whether to eliminate right turn lanes on 4700 South in favor of through lanes to ease the flow of traffic through one of the most congested areas of the city. Some council members expressed concern about the safety problems eliminating the turn lanes might have on children walking to and from Truman Elementary School.

Other council members felt local residents might have more trouble entering or exiting their homes if the turn lanes are eliminated. The council decided to seek advice from county public works officials and the elementary school's principal.

In other matters, the council continued budget discussions and hoped to finish work on the city budget during next week's council session. The City Council will hold a public hearing on the budget at 6:30 p.m. June 5.


During its May 28 meeting, the City Council:

- Granted a cabaret license to the Hunters Lodge Brewing Co., 96 E. 7200 South, so the restaurant can be expanded to include a dance floor.

- Approved Mayor Donald Poul-sen's recommendation to appoint Kane Loader, the city's public works superintendent, to serve as a Midvale representative on the Trans Jordan Landfill Board of Directors. It also approved Poulsen's appointment of Councilman George Deneris as an alternate member of the same board.

- Approved Councilman Keith Alexander's suggestion to hold a luncheon for retired firefighters in July.

On the agenda

West Jordan

Residents are invited to give comment on the proposed budget at an upcoming public hearing.

When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 4.

Where: City Hall, 8000 Redwood Road.

Community councils


The Granite Community Council will meet to review plans for its annual Fourth of July celebration and to discuss the status of its township petition.

When: Wednesday, June 5, 6:30 p.m.

Where: Sandy branch of the Salt Lake County Library, 10010 S. Petunia Way (1350 East).

Of interest

West Valley City

The West Valley City Arts Council is currently seeking individuals with talent in the performing arts. The council seeks people to fill the following positions:

- Directors and assistant directors of stage plays, melodramas and musicals.

- Vocal and instrumental coaches and talent.

- Choreographers and dancers.

- Actors and actresses.

- Stage, technical and scenery hands.

For more information, please send information regarding your expertise and references to West Valley City Arts Council c/o Roster, 3600 Constitution Blvd., West Valley City, UT 84119.

Salt Lake City

An informal monthly discussion on the latest books available will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 5, in the Anderson-Foothill Library, 1135 S. 2100 East.