Nibley residents aren't fans of flower boxes on road
November 3, 2008 | NIBLEY -- Road construction on 3200
South is expected to be finished within a few weeks.
Planter boxes are one of the tasks on the agenda.
The city has planned to build planter boxes for flowers
in the medians. Mayor Knight said there are already
boxes on 800 West and 2500 South.
"I pushed for the planter boxes because they make
Nibley look like a city. They are meant to tie the community
together," Knight said.
Knight said the medians with planter boxes also limit
access points to turn off, as well as improve the traffic
Some citizens are not as excited about the new flower
Robert Gutierrez said they look tacky and other Nibley
citizens do not like the boxes and don't know why the
city decided to put them in.
Councilman Bryan Hansen said the planter boxes along
with trees lining the streets give a unique identity
"The flowers and trees will calm traffic, and drivers
know they are in Nibley which is what we want," Hansen
Knight and Hansen agree the planter boxes are a future
investment for the city.