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Summarized by Kent Larsen

Nauvoo delays rezoning action
Deseret News 13May00 N1
By Steven A. Martin: Deseret News correspondent

NAUVOO, ILLINOIS -- The Nauvoo, Illinois City Council delayed action on a new zoning regulation at a recent city council meeting. The planning, zoning, business license and transportation measures are planned because of the anticipated growth and tourism in the city because of construction of the Nauvoo Temple. The city is about half way through a 90-day moratorium on building permits.

The proposed provisions include an ordinance to require a license to do business in the city, which was considered at a March 14th meeting. The delay in the business license ordinance is because the city is waiting to complete the zoning regulation to see what effect it will have on the business license issue.

"We don't know if we'll have it ready by (the end of June when the moratorium runs out)," said Planning Commission member Karen Hired. "But the council has the option of extending it if need be."

Already the town is experiencing an influx of tourists as between 200 and 500 people come daily to watch construction on the Temple. The Church recently completed an observation deck for the building.

The Church reports that workers are pouring concrete for the building's foundation, and say that the walls will begin going up by Memorial Day. Roof trusses are expected to be in place by November.


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