money denied for Newton's town building project
By Stephanie Hebert
October 5, 2007 | NEWTON -- The Committee Impact Board
on Thursday denied a grant that the Town Council applied
for to rebuild the Newton Town Building.
Greg Jorgenson said about the meeting, "It was pretty
Everyone else at the meeting was awarded the money
they asked for except Newton, said Jorgenson. Newton
was offered a loan with a 2 percent interest rate for
the amount that they requested, but the town was hoping
for grant money, said Jorgenson.
The council voted unanimously to work out a contract
with the Cache County Sheriff's Office for animal control.
They would like to see the sheriff's office spend 10
hours per month between patrol time and incident time
John Hester, who has taken care of Newton animal control
for 30 years, has agreed to continue to take care of
animal control through December. The council is hoping
to have the Sheriff's office take over in January.
The council also talked about the town drain line
and so far where the pipe has been checked it looks
The douncil discussed the Christmas lights that they
would like to decorate the town with and the budget
they have to buy new lights.
The council also approved a new fee schedule for hearing