If the feeling of Orem City Council members is indicative of the feelings around the county, Utah Valley Community College just might get its new events center.
Council members voted Tuesday night to support a bond election, set for sometime in the spring, to finance part of this center.Councilman Kelvin C. Clayton said the center would be a great asset to the community and "will ultimately be very valuable for the entire valley."
Present plans are that the center would hold approximately 8,500 people and would be used for concerts, trade shows, conventions, sports activities, religious activities and other community and college events.
Orem Mayor S. Blaine Willes said that it looks probable that the state will contribute another $10 million to the project.
One worry expressed by Councilman James T. Evans is that the bond election for the center might conflict with one that Orem had planned for a new outdoor sports park near Utah Lake.
The council decided to separate the two and consider Orem's bond election after the one for the center.