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.