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ALPINE

There will be a public hearing on the amended city budget Tuesday, 7 p.m., at City Hall.Following the hearing the City Council will meet. Items on the agenda include a presentation by Landmark Design of the Burgess Park area concepts and a request for a parking and lot change for the proposed project.

AMERICAN FORK

An agreement with Utah County for the city to provide fire suppression in the county will come before the City Council on Tuesday.

The contract was recently worked out and signed with south Utah County towns and is now going to north Utah County communities. The council is also scheduled to adopt its 1999-2000 budget and declare bicycles, a fire truck and property surplus so it can be sold. The meeting starts at 6:55 p.m. with public hearings followed by the regular session at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall, 31 N. Church St.

ELK RIDGE

A public hearing to see if residents want accessory apartments in their homes is scheduled before the Town Council on Tuesday.

Apartments in homes are not allowed in the town now, but the council is considering them to meet state guidelines for affordable housing, Town Clerk Jan Davis said. The public hearing begins at 6 p.m. followed by the regular Town Council meeting at 7 p.m. at Town Hall, 80 Park Dr.

OREM

The Alpine School District recently started a daily meal service as part of the Migrant Education Program. Breakfast, lunch and a snack will be free for children enrolled in the program.

The meals will be provided each weekday until July 30 at Northridge Elementary School, 1660 N. 50 East. Call 796-3104 for information.

PROVO

Looking for some ambience downtown? The City Council has approved an ordinance allowing sidewalk cafes in the central business district. Diners also may enjoy live acoustic music, provided it doesn't exceed city noise regulations, according to the ordinance.

Ottavio's Ristorante Italiano, 69 E. Center, spurred the new law after requesting city permission for a sidewalk cafe. The city had allowed the restaurant to set up tables outside pending approval of the ordinance. City planners say it will bring color and vitality downtown.

PROVO

A survey of Provo parents about the school district's proposed program that would require students to prove proficiency in subjects before being advanced to higher grade levels will be discussed at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Under the $2 million standards plan, extra tutoring would be offered to students who need additional help to pass year-end tests. The meeting will be at board headquarters, 280 W. 940 North.

SPANISH FORK

Denis Poulsen's last meeting as superintendent of the Nebo School District will be business as usual.

Among the items to be addressed is the issuance of $4 million in bonds and a tentative budget for the coming school year. District patrons are invited to a public hearing on the budget at 6 p.m. Wednesday at district headquarters, 350 S. Main.

Got news? Call the Deseret News Utah County Bureau at 437-7600 or fax your information to 437-7624.