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Nibley council discusses plans for new church building

January 24th, 2011 Posted in Opinion

By Stephanie Zollinger

NIBLEY–Plans for a new LDS church building are becoming solidified. Three years ago, a site at 130 W. 2600 South St. was approved for the building, and the City Council finalized some of the details at Thursday’s meeting.

Construction will start as soon as the weather is agreeable in the spring, city planner Shari Phippen said. They hope to be finished by the fall.

Considering many aspects of this project the last order of business brought to the table was about the fence around the church, and whether there should be a gate in the back to allow people walking to church to have easy access. The discussion focused on the community’s values.

“I want a walkable community,” said Councilman Shaun Dustin. “I like being able to walk to church on a warm summer day and I can almost guarantee that there are at least 10 less cars in the parking lot.”

As Nibley continues to grow, all those connected to the council try to make decisions that will best serve the community. They want to have enough parking, pedestrian crossings, 5-foot sidewalks and many other considerations that will make sure to keep the values and image of the community.


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  1. 3 Responses to “Nibley council discusses plans for new church building”

  2. By kendall on Jan 24, 2011

    Very good idea to have the back gate! Also a very well written article. The author should write more articles…

  3. By Madelene Hutchings on Jan 24, 2011

    Excellent work Stephanie. I felt it was very complete and yet to the point. The information was indeed informative. And I don’t even live there. I have never heard of 5′ footpaths before. Sounds great. Walkways, I can almost picture them in use. I think the council should do all it can to bring this to pass. I also agree with easy accesses. By the way what is the new Church Building to be used for?

  4. By Glenn Smith on Jan 24, 2011

    It\’s hard to believe that after 3 years we are still waiting for something to happen! I love walking and would prefer not to drive whenever possible.

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