Nibley City applies for a loan to upgrade water system
By Trina Sedgwick
Under the watchful eye of 13 boy scouts, Nibley City Council passed a resolution to apply for a $230,000 loan from the United States Department of Agriculture at the council meeting held January 21, 1999.
The loan will be used to upgrade Nibley's current 10-inch water line and replace it with a 16-inch line capable of handling a larger water flow.
It will be a 40 year loan with an interest rate of five percent. The schedule payments are $14,000 a year. Nibley's Mayor Jay Harrison said Nibley needs this upgrade due to a new elementary school that was built, and also the increasing growth rate Nibley is experiencing.
"The elementary school will open this fall," Harrison said. "In order to meet fire codes, there needs to be a water flow of 52 cubic inches per minute. We can provide that service but we have to supplement it by using a deep line well."
According to the Mayor, there were 50 new houses built last year in the city. In the past, Harrison said the city had seen a five percent increase in their growth rate. Last year it doubled to 10 percent. The new water line is need for more distribution due to this growth.
These issues and others were all brought before an audience of 13
boys scouts from Nibley troops 28 and 331. Scout Master Jeff Jorgense
said the boys were working on their citizenship in the community badges, which required that they attend a city council meeting and discuss the budget with city council members.
"It was a little boring," said scout Adam Howes, troop 28. "But I
really learned a lot."
The scouts also listened closely as council members reviewed a new transit ordinance, approved an eagle scout project, heard a request for a building permit, and presentated last year's audit report.