discusses updating city's Web site
By Rebekah Bradway
September 22, 2006 | PARADISE -- Finding information
about Paradise may get easier with a more accessible
and complete Web site, City Council members said Wednesday.
"We're getting big enough we're going to have to do
something," Councilman Dale Anderson said of developing
the site. The council spoke about getting further professional
assistance to get their Web site more completely started
and then be able to make changes and update it themselves.
The site could potentially include aerial mapping
of the town, and Mayor Lee Atwood said bill payment
could be set up for the council members to decide whether
or not to use it.
The website, paradiseut.com,
is now in a beginning stage. It includes over 10 links,
but only the home and fire department links take browsers
to a working page.
"We took the baby steps and got there," said Anderson.
The council would like the site to be included in
searches such as Google. Councilman Leland Howlett said
he searched for over an hour and could not find the
The council also went over fire department age regulations.
Although there are firefighters younger than 21 in the
Paradise Fire Department, Atwood said Paradise firefighters
must follow the state code regarding age limits with
training. He said firefighters can be younger than 18
and participate in limited training activities, and
those over 18 can go on a call. However, to drive a
fire truck, they must be 21 and fully certified, said
Because those at the volunteer fire department are
insured through the Utah Logan Government Trust, officials
need to make sure the drivers are in compliance with
In other business, the council:
-- discussed allowing a trailer park in the town that
would use the same regulation of one dwelling per 1
1/4 acres. "We have to be thinking about affordable
housing," Councilman Margaret Obray said.
-- decided to have an executive session listed on the
next agenda. The meeting will be closed due to the discussion
-- debated about whether they or the county would need
to make the decision for approval of a Cingular wireless
cell phone tower. It was unsure whether the area for
the tower is in Paradise's boundaries. The council said
they will discuss the decision to approve once they
have a survey.