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Associated Press

Four more homes and the road could be in danger if the land beneath Heather Drive moves again, according to a state geologist's report expected to be published later this month.

Meanwhile, Layton residents who lost their homes in August because of the massive landslide are still waiting for mortgage companies to forgive their outstanding loans.

A 1977 environmental report by environmental firm Dames & Moore, paid for by the Kirton Land and Investment Corporation in Salt Lake City, stated that an area of the subdivision was "considered as an active landslide and should not be developed unless extensive site improvements in the form of deep drainage are initiated."

Copies were sent to East Layton, which later was disincorporated and annexed into Layton. The homeowners were unaware of the report until June.

Water is the suspect in the landslide that began last year, but no one has determined where the water is coming from. The slide dropped some homes as much as 9 feet. Three homes were destroyed, and three were moved to other locations.


The city boundaries and population continue to expand.

The City Council has approved an ordinance annexing the South Cottonwood area, which has 1,635 residents. The primarily residential area is between 900 East and 1300 East and from Vine Street to 5600 South

It is the fourth area annexed by Murray is the past three months. Since the wave of annexations began, Murray has now annexed 4,365 new residents into its city.

Salt Lake City

To start a year that will be one of the most pivotal in Salt Lake history, Mayor Rocky Anderson will give his annual "State of the City" address Tuesday.

He'll deliver the speech to the public and to the seven-member City Council, which has three new members: Dale Lambert, Jill Love and Eric Jergensen.

The City Council chambers are open to the public on the third floor of the City-County Building, 451 S. State.

Salt Lake City

Salt Lakers are invited to discuss west-side neighborhood concerns with state Sen. Alicia Suazo and Reps. Fred Fife III and Duane Bourdeaux on Tuesday.

The three state lawmakers want to meet with neighbors before they go into the 2002 legislative session, which begins formally next Monday. Their meeting, sponsored by the city's Community Action Program, will start at 7 p.m., Tuesday, at Rose Park Elementary School, 1105 W. 100 North. For information, call the Community Action Program at 359-2444.

West Valley City

If you speak French and English, the Canadian Olympic team needs your help.

Actually, volunteers of all kinds — bilingual or not — are being urged to help play host to Canada as part of the Salt Lake Organizing Committee's "Adopt-A-Team" program. West Valley has adopted Canada and needs up to 88 volunteers per day.

Most will work at the Canadian Olympic Lodge in downtown Salt Lake City.

For additional information, call Craig Thomas at 963-3285.