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Film Festival, Teen Advisory Among Topics at Council Meeting

November 20
15:05 2014
Dennis Warner

Page City Councilor Dennis “Dugan” Warner

The Page City Council convened this week to discuss and take possible action on a number of topics.  The topics discussed included the Film Festival, relocation of the central garage, acceptance by the Fire Department of a FEMA grant, and the possibility of a teen advisory board being formed at the high school.

The Film Festival, which was originally awaiting approval by the Tourism Board, was briefly discussed again at the meeting.  Councilor Dennis Warner took the lead on the discussion, and referred to the previous meeting’s discussion about the issue still requiring approval from the Tourism Board.

A budget was prepared for the council to look at, but once it had been learned that the Film Festival had not yet been brought to the Tourism Board’s attention, Councilor Warner said “I’m confused; why are we talking about this?”

The discussion has since been postponed until December 17th pending approval from the Tourism Board.

As for the possible relocation of the central garage, Warner lead the discussion again, advocating for a plan for the relocation, saying “if we don’t start planning to move central garage, it will never be moved. And in ten years we will still be looking at that eyesore in the middle of our downtown.  These things don’t just happen, they have got to be planned.  If we don’t begin to look at the future, we’ll never get to the future.”

Councilor Levi Tappan was apprehensive about the plan saying, “I agree it needs to be addressed, but would we possibly have the resources for this from a feasibility standpoint because this is something that is going to take quite a bit of resource.  I don’t see our budget funding this.”

The plan was then moved to the City Manager’s agenda.

The Council also discussed a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grant for the Page Fire Department.  The grant, which would provide extra funds for equipment and training at the fire department, was immediately and unanimously approved by the council.

One of the other topics of the meeting was the possibility of creation of a Teen Advisory Board at Page High School.

City Manager Crystal Prentice said “I will add that to my agenda and I’ll have some information for them.”

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