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December 15, 2008

As part of my own personal "war on Christmas" (which a Utah state senator has offered legislation to outlaw), the WORD celebrates the season by going on hiatus until January. May all out days be merry and bright, and here’s to a safe, healthy and saner New Year. HoHoHo!

Empty Minds: "Of all the people expressing their mental vacuity, none has a better excuse for an empty head than the newspaperman: If he pauses to restock his brain, he invites onrushing deadlines to trample him flat. Broadcasting the contents of empty minds is what most of us do most of the time, and nobody more relentlessly than I."

--Russell Baker, Pulitzer-winning columnist

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Residents of Nibley subdivision appeal to city to adopt their road

By Aubreyann Hansen

November 24, 2008 | NIBLEY -- City Council has not seen as many audience members in at least the past three months as they did Thursday. Homeowners in the Tuscany subdivision turned out to discuss having their private road adopted as a public road in Nibley.

Bruce Rigby, one of the homeowners, said there is no homeowner's association for the development so he is uncertain of how to get the road adopted by the city. Rigby said he wants to know what needs to happen for the council to consider the request for 3300 South.

Three of the 11 houses in the development do not even use the road because their driveways lead to another road. Other homeowners in the development said they pay taxes and feel they are paying double on this road and would like the city to take over it.

Mayor Knight explained where the taxes go and that they are not paying double. Knight asked the council if they would be willing to adopt the road when presented with the formal request if the road met public road requirements for Nibley.

Public Works Director Bill Saunders said this opens a can of worms because if the city agrees to adopt this road, other developers and subdivision residents will want the city to adopt their private roads as well.

The majority of the council agreed that if the subdivision members paid for the road to be brought up to city ordinance then the city will adopt it.

The neighborhood would be required to put in sidewalk and curbing, fix the asphalt width, put in street lights, have water retention and prove there are no other issues.


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