This city's fledgling Redevelopment Agency received a $5,000 boost from the City Council, as council members approved a start-up grant for the month-old agency.
City Administrator Richard N. Warne said the move is needed to meet accounting requirements for the agency. Because the agency is considered a separate government entity, its money must be accounted for separately. The city had earmarked $5,000 in its general operating budget for the agency."Essentially we're just taking money from one pocket and putting it in the other," Warne told the council. "This will allow us to cover our operating expenses."
In other business the council:
-Approved an emergency medical services contract with the Salt Lake County Equestrian Club, which will pay the city $35 per hour to have an ambulance and emergency crew stationed at the equestrian park during club-sponsored events.
-Rezoned 1.4 acres at 11427 S. 13th West from intensive agriculture, A-5, to regular agriculture, A-1, to allow construction of a single-family home.
-Rezoned 5.18 acres at 11350 S. Fifth West from A-1 to residential, R-1.8, to allow development of five building lots.
-Approved accepting settlement of a lawsuit between Utah Power & Light Co. and the Western Area Power Agency. South Jordan was one of 154 Utah cities that joined UP&L in the suit, which failed in attempts to gain access to hydroelectric power generated at federally operated dams on the Colorado River system.