Park says no on county-wide library
By Mark Vuong
February 13, 2009 | HYDE PARK -- The
City Council opposed the plan of a county-wide library
by a 5-0 vote on Wednesday night.
Under the current proposal, residents
of Hyde Park would have to pay $38 per year, including
The council also agreed to not pay
Logan City for its service in emptying green waste bins
this spring. The members talked about burning the green
waste, but complaints from business owners about the
smell wafting into their buildings and getting on their
clothes made the council think twice.
"I knew we were burning it away
from the residential area, but I didn't even think about
the commercial area," Mayor David Kooyman said.
Kooyman also said burning the waste
would defeat the purpose of being green.
The graffiti ordinance was brought
up at the meeting, however, council members will not
vote whether to pass it until after a public hearing
to be held Feb. 25. With the current ordinance parents
of the perpetrator will be charged with a misdemeanor
if the offense is repeated.
Councilman Brent Kelly showed concern,
saying, "If the parent wasn't an accomplice I think
that is harsh."
Kelly also doesn't agree with the
ordinance on charging the victim with an infraction
if the graffiti isn't cleaned up within five days of
"I don't feel that it's right
to charge a victim with a crime when they didn't do
it," Kelly said.
Kooyman backed up the ordinance,
saying it acts as an incentive for the owner to clean
North Park Police Sgt. John Italasano
said, "The problem with graffiti is that if it's
left up for a long time it just gets worse and worse."