The Cedar Hills mayor and City Council approved a raise in monthly expense allowances for future city officials this week.The incoming elected officials in January 2000 will be allowed $500 a month for the mayor and $300 a month for each council member, an increase from $300 and $100 a month, respectively. Data collected by the city administrator showed the average for eight comparative cities is $518 a month for mayors and $288 a month for council members.
Orem Recreation Department will offer a summer day camp for children ages 5-11, each Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., for three weeks. Sessions will run July 6-22 and August 2-19. Cost for this program is $60.
Summer Youth Parks is a program that will offer children field trips, crafts, sports, games, swimming and supervised free time. Children are required to bring a lunch every day. The session size is limited, so early registration is encouraged. For more information, call the Orem Fitness Center, 229-7455.
Salt Lake Olympic Organizing Committee President Mitt Romney will hold a town meeting in Provo on Wednesday, June 30.
Romney will speak in the Provo City Center, 351 W. Center St., at 7 p.m. about plans for the 2002 Winter Games. Doors open at 6 p.m. and seating in the City Council chambers is limited. The speech will mark Romney's first public appearance in Utah Valley since taking over SLOC in February.
The Salt Lake Organizing Committee's "Wheels to Winter" program will roll into Utah Valley Wednesday and Thursday. Two luge camps will be held June 30 and July 1 at the north side of The Peaks Ice Arena.
Boys and girls ages 9 to 13 are invited to participate at sessions from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 10 a.m. to noon both days. Sessions are limited to 15 children. Participants may register online at (www.freedomfestival.org) or (www.slc2002.org/kids/wheelstowinter). There will be event-day registration.
Five local high school students are eligible to attend the National High School Rodeo Competition July 19 though July 25.
Jessy Davis of Salem, named Utah's All Around Cowboy in high school competition, has a chance for the national title, South Utah County High School Rodeo Club Adviser Lane Shepherd said. Other high school students eligible to attend are sisters Jodie and Jamie Jarvis of Palmyra, Kristi Butler of Spanish Fork and Heather Johnson of Salem. The event will be in Gillette, Wyo.
Local trucking company operator VerNon Frazier operated his Frazier Trucking Inc. for five years without completing the required site improvements. The City Council has given Frazier 30 days before it revokes his license. City requirements include concrete curb and gutter along 1750 North and 200 East, landscaping, new asphalt on the road and asphalt in the trucking company's parking lot. Most of the work is done.
Frazier appeared before the council last November to get an extension of time and was given until April 15. Then the council waited a bit longer before giving him an ultimatum in a recent meeting. When Frazier took out his business license in 1994, the city didn't require businesses to complete site improvements before they opened shop. Now it does.
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