hears fire department report, and talks about transportation
March 6, 2009 | NIBLEY -- Transportation funding and
fire department reports were among many topics discussed
at City Council meeting Thursday night.
Cardell Nielsen, chief of the Hyrum Fire Department,
gave the report to the council. He said there are currently
26 members in the Hyrum Fire Department and they are
taking applications for more. He also reported there
were 54 calls to the department in the past year and
that most of those calls were concerning fire and carbon
"Really, there was no big costly fire last year, that
was good," said Nielsen.
He said that most of the time, upon arrival, there
is little or no detection of carbon monoxide in the
home. Usually the alarm is set off by either low batteries
in the detector or starting a car and letting it run
in the garage. Carbon monoxide from the vehicle can
eventually find its way into the home and set off the
To keep such incidents at a minimum, other fire department
members present at the meeting suggested backing the
car out of the garage and closing the door to let the
The council also approved a resolution encouraging
the Utah State Legislature to use the same transportation
funding distribution formula, should there be any increase
to the statewide gas tax. The resolution would ensure
transportation funding receive the same portion of the
tax "so that the entire transportation network may benefit."
The council voted 4-0 for the resolution with one councilman
abstaining. The resolution will make its way to the
Legislature where it will be considered and a decision
will be made.
In other action, the council:
- continued discussion of ordinance 09-02, Design Standards
for Commercial and Institutional uses.
- unanimously approved ordinance 09-03, an ordinance
of design and development standards of attached/multifamily
housing in conservation subdivisions.
- discussed and approved forming a committee to oversee
Nibley's animal rights ordinance.
- accepted a proposal from a contractor on the continued
construction of 3200 South.