planning commission picks Sproul as new chairman
February 16, 2009 | HYRUM -- There was a change in
leadership at Thursday's meeting of the Hyrum City Planning
Steven Sproul was elected as the new planning commission
chairman. He replaces Brent Roylance. Jeff Nielsen was
nominated and approved as vice chairman. Nielsen replaces
former vice chairman Sproul.
"Job well done by chairman and vice chairman," said
Commissioner Scott Allgood to Roylance and Sproul.
"It has been kind of fun," said Roylance about his
service as chairman. The planning commission will continue
to meet the second Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m.
In a review of 2008 work, there were many businesses
that obtained building permits in Hyrum last year. Some
of those included Edward Jones Investments and Utah
Carzz. Several subdivisions and homes were also approved
by the commission last year. In total, there were 24
building permits issued in the year 2008, according
to Zoning Administrator Ron Salvesen.
There have been 12 building permits issued so far
this year with four more to be issued within a week,
Envision Utah, a non-government agency formed to help
guide the development of Utah, will hold a workshop
March 4 at the Hyrum Civic Center. According to Roylance,
Envision Utah wants to see a general plan for the valley.
Commissioner Dave Bennett said Envision Utah has held
similar workshops in Salt Lake and gathered statistics
and feedback from the community. He said the group took
the information to government organizations and presented
their findings based on how citizens envisioned the
growth of their cities.
Roylance said the Envision Utah predicts Cache Valley
will double in 30 years.