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Hyrum recertifies justice court judge; approves residents’ requests

October 9th, 2011 Posted in Opinion

By Kristi Ottley

HYRUM — A request for a home occupation license and approval to connect to the city’s irrigation system were the main topics of discussion at the City Council meeting Thursday.

Hyrum resident Garret Willmore filed an application for a home occupation business license in August and was awaiting approval of the council. Willmore is starting up an ornamental welding business at his home. Mayor Dean Howard made sure safety precautions were being taken to prevent fires before putting Willmore’s request up to vote.

“We can make it safe,” Willmore said. “It will be done in a private shop in the back of our property.”

The council approved the request with the stipulation that there be no storage from the business in the front yard of the home.

In attendance was another Hyrum resident looking for the council’s approval to use the city’s irrigation system. Last year, Cory Nielsen made a request to the council to allow him to connect to the city’s main irrigation line for the watering of his land and hay. After receiving the approval from the council he decided to look into some other options.

“After pursuing some other options we’ve decided hooking onto the city’s irrigation is our best option,” Nielsen said. “It was previously approved and I want to make sure it still stands.”

Nielsen has about 70 acres of both land and hay he’d like to water with the city’s line. The council stuck by their original decision to allow Nielsen to hook onto the current line as long as the previous agreements and stipulations are incorporated.

In other business Hyrum Justice Court Judge Jack Stephens was recertified by the unanimous vote of the council.

The final topic was discussed by Councilwoman Stephanie Miller, who oversees the youth council. “The youth council is looking for some new members and applications are available for any interested youth at both the high school and junior high. The applications are to be turned in at the city office by Oct. 22, and then interviews will begin.”


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