considers installing intersection monuments on streets
By Shauna Smith
February 21, 2006 | MILLVILLE -- Surveyor Jeff Hansen
made a proposal to the City Council at Thursday night's
meeting to have a monument system installed in Millville
city. Monuments, he said, should have been built as
the city was built.
"The original surveyor had too much going on and didn't
get around to it," said Hansen.
Monuments are set at each intersection and are used
to mark positions and boundaries of the city. The measurements
are then used in construction and mapmaking. Hansen
expressed the importance of producing one common blueprint
"[Monuments] give us a way to layout the town so everyone
is using the same information," said Hansen.
Hansen recommended to the council that all monuments
be set at the same time. If done separately, each one
will have a small amount of "air space" in the measurements,
and it adds up, throwing the measurements off.
Hansen expects the project will take his crew about
two full weeks to finish and cost between $30,000 and
$40,000. The council held off on making a decision until
he gives them a more specific cost estimate.
In other news, Millville city was planning on purchasing
shares of water available to any Cache Valley city,
but Hyrum city unexpectedly purchased all water shares.
The water was available on a first-come-first-serve
"We're not hurting for water, we're OK," said Mayor
Mike Johnson, "but we did set aside some money for water."
In other business, the council discussed the possibility
of joining the Cache County Mosquito Abatement District.
No formal decision was made.