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News Briefs for Aug. 24, 2012

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24 August, 2012 (All day)

Secondary water issue plagues district
 
While developers attempt to get new wells on line, Mountain Green Elementary School doesn’t have enough pressure in the secondary system to water the school’s lawns, said D’Lynn Poll, district business administrator.  The school has switched back to using the culinary system to water lawns.  A recent injunction shows there is some progress being made in developing the rest of the water system in the area, Poll said.  She said promises have been made to the district that they would not be charged for using culinary water instead of secondary.  The district would like to see their 10 acre feet of Weber Basin Water shares meant for secondary water legally transferred to a point of diversion in the Cottonwood water system.
“These wells are not going to be sufficient,” Poll said.  “We are waiting on (the developer) to come up with the next solution.”
 
Sale of property to benefit FFA
 
The school board voted to sell 0.38 acres of property west of Morgan Elementary School to a neighboring land owner for $3,000.  Although some school groups have conducted class projects on the land through the years, usually the unmaintained land is a weed patch.  Boardmember Ken Durrant moved to give the proceeds of the sale to the Morgan High School FFA to obtain a greenhouse in the future.
The FFA had been planning to use $2,000 in grant money for an environmental project on the ground.  Now that it has been sold, the group will have to find a new location for their project or turn the money back.
 
Park Board seeks applicants
 
The Morgan County Park Board is seeking applicants to fill a position serving the Cottonwoods/Mountain Green area.  Applications are available at the Morgan County Clerk’s office or online at www.morgan-county.net.  The position is open until filled.
 
Morgan Historical Society Board seeks to fill vacancy
 
Although the two vacancies on the Morgan Historical Society Board of Trustees are for the South Morgan and Porterville/East Canyon/Richville precincts, any interested resident may apply.  Terms are for three years and include four meetings each year.  If interested, call 801-829-6713, contact Linda Smith at lsmith@morgan-county.net or DeAnn Fresh at 801-389-6180.