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Garland City Council approves future annexation policy

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Garland City’s Planning and Zoning Commission laid out its future annexation policy plan, with proposed future city boundaries increasing the current boundaries tenfold and reaching north as far as 14400 North, in a public hearing at the beginning of the Garland City Council meeting yesterday. Jeff Jensen from the commission showed the proposed map... »

Garland updates council room, gears up for Wheat and Beet

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The Garland City Council unveiled a new microphone system in the city council room and a wall-mounted television, which allows for computer interface within the room Wednesday at its monthly meeting.  In addition, Mayor Arlon Bennett was able to show off the city’s new website which should be ready for launching next month. The... »

Garland gambles on fewer fires this year

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The 2010-11 budget was approved unanimously at Garland City Council Wednesday night. In all, seven resolutions and three amendments regarding the budget passed. The fire department’s cut of the pie during the belt tightening this year was an issue that was debated. While the firefighters received a small raise, former council member Bill Bishop... »

Garland slates public budget hearing for 16th

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The 2010-11 Garland City budget is down a little less than $3,000 from the 2009-10 budget, but appears to still be healthy. Council members voted to approve the tentative budget May 18 at the Garland City Council Meeting. A public hearing will be held June 16. In the meantime, the council will make a... »

Garland City Council – Garland water project nears completion

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The Garland water project is nearly complete and appears to be on budget. “The final bills aren’t sent in yet,” water project manager Bill Bishop said, “but all appearances are that we are going to be well within budget.” Bishop said he also believes there may actually be money left over to use on... »

Safety first – Garland Council waives school fencing issue

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The Garland City Council held a public meeting on the sidewalk variance for the new Garland Elementary School during its city council meeting Wednesday. Box Elder School District Facility Management Director Jim Christensen described the sidewalk issue. A few months ago, he said, the school district approached the city’s planning and zoning commission with... »

Fire dept. becomes Garland council’s star

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Peggy Bradfield Leader Staff Writer The Garland Fire Department has received approximately $190,000 in federal, state and county grants, Fire Chief Kent Menlove reported at the Garland City Council Wednesday night. On Feb. 5, the department received notice that they had been okayed for $103,530 grant to use for items like stabilization kits and... »

Garland City Council passes Urban Fowl 3-2

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Peggy Bradfield Leader Staff Writer The Garland City Council was divided Wednesday night on its acceptance of the new Urban Fowl Ordinance. The law passed with a split 3- 2 vote. Councilmen Doug Coombs and Gary Shaw voted against the final draft. The council showed it was hard-nosed again as it was unanimous in... »

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