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Well-drilling fails; parched Mendon turns to geophysics to find water

Saturday, December 12th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Well-drilling fails; parched Mendon turns to geophysics to find water

By Jordan Floyd MENDON — The search for water in Mendon will be revived this month, and if successful, it could mean the end of the city’s longstanding struggle with dry culinary water wells. City engineer Eric Dursteler, Mayor Ed Buist and ...

Mendon residents fight speed limit increase; ‘shouldn’t we have a say?’

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Mendon residents fight speed limit increase; ‘shouldn’t we have a say?’

By Jordan Floyd MENDON – For Mendon resident Becky Shelton, the speed limit change on State Route 23 is a matter of public safety and protection of the rights of her small city. The issue began last May when the Utah Department ...

Mendon issues last 2 building permits as moratorium takes effect

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Mendon issues last 2 building permits as moratorium takes effect

By Jordan Floyd MENDON — The Mendon Planning and Zoning Commission gave the go-ahead for the town’s last two home building permits last week, before the official start of the city’s building moratorium. The Tolman and Robinson families are the last of ...

What if they gave an election and nobody came? ‘No need,’ says Mendon mayor

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on What if they gave an election and nobody came? ‘No need,’ says Mendon mayor

By Jordan Floyd MENDON – Yesterday was Election Day 2015 for Cache Valley and the rest of the nation, but not in Mendon. “There were three council seats open and only three people filed,” Mayor Ed Buist said. “There was no need ...

Not a drop to drink: Water woes prompt Mendon building moratorium

Saturday, October 17th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Not a drop to drink: Water woes prompt Mendon building moratorium

By Jordan Floyd MENDON — After approving eight new home construction permits — likely the last new construction in Mendon until the drought breaks — the Mendon City Council imposed a moratorium on all new construction last week over concerns ...

Deer in the yard? No problem, say Mendon residents in survey

Thursday, October 15th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Deer in the yard? No problem, say Mendon residents in survey

By Jordan Floyd MENDON – Despite some complaints about deer in Mendon neighborhoods, a new survey finds that most residents have no deer problems and don’t see a need to do anything about the animals in town. [caption id="attachment_10770" align="alignleft" width="384"] Mendon ...

Mendon’s mayor: ‘I can make a difference’

Friday, October 2nd, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Mendon’s mayor: ‘I can make a difference’

By Jordan Floyd MENDON — After six years as mayor of Mendon, third-generation resident Ed Buist still believes his job is all about the people. “The word politician doesn’t fit me,” Buist said. “I’m a representative of a small town — ...

Mendon must raise $1.2 million for water well; sets public hearing

Sunday, November 18th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Mendon must raise $1.2 million for water well; sets public hearing

By Brandon Fonda MENDON – City Council members met to discuss what steps could be taken by the city to help raise revenue to pay for a well project. A future nuisance ordinance was also looked at. Both subjects were scheduled ...