Several cities surrounding the Utah State Training School are interested in buying some of its surplus land.

Superintendent Jerry Dandoy said the transaction is probably a couple of years in the future, but the school will probably want to sell some land eventually, and officials have already met with representatives from Highland and American Fork."I think they're interested in parts in their city limits," Dandoy said. "We will probably have an interest in selling the land and using the funds for the handicapped."

The state owns the land, but Dandoy said the Legislature will consider a bill that will allow the school for the severely mentally and physically handicapped to sell the property, so training school officials have begun talks with city officials.

The extra land is now being leased to an American Fork resident who is farming it.