students plan to research Powder Mountain's effect on
By Rebekah Bradway
October 6, 2006 | PARADISE -- The Town Council agreed
to work with USU students and a professor regarding
landscape issues during their meeting Wednesday evening.
Peter Kumble, a professor in USU's department of landscape
architecture and environmental planning, spoke to the
council about students researching Powder Mountain and
the mountain's effect on the character of Paradise's
Kumble said, "Cache Valley is changing faster than
a lot of people are comfortable with."
Kumble works with a graduate studio that focuses on
regional land use issues on a broader scale. He plans
on about six graduate students working with him on this
project. The researchers want to look at issues in southern
Cache County and commerce interest in Paradise. They
plan on talking to Paradise landowners and business
"What are your future dreams of Paradise?" Kumble
asked the council. "How can we be of service to you?"
He said the group would be researching how realistic
it is for Paradise's landscape to stay the same, and
they would look at different scenarios of changes in
southern Cache County.
Kumble said the research should last about 11 weeks.
He gave his card to Mayor Lee Atwood to contact him
for further information.
In other business, the council:
-- declared that the exact town boundaries should be
known and ready to apply to any concerns by the next
council meeting, Oct. 18.
-- decided to pay for snow removal the same way as the
year before, hour by hour.
-- went into executive session to discuss personnel
and legal issues.