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Nauvoo questions building of Nauvoo Temple

Summarized by Kent Larsen

Nauvoo questions building of Nauvoo Temple
WGEM TV Quincy IL 12Oct99 N1
By Jeanne Allen

The town of Nauvoo, Illinois has expressed some concerns with the LDS Church's plan to rebuild the Nauvoo Temple. At a meeting Monday night with LDS Church representatives, the town's mayor and council asked many questions about the temple and the economic impact that it will have on the town.

LDS Church spokesman Loren Burton, who attended the meeting thought that the meeting was helpful, "I have no idea what the public opinion is right now. I attended a meeting last night, a mass meeting, and there were good questions asked about the temple, the economic impact of the temple." Members of the public attending the meeting expressed concerns over parking, traffic, security water and sewer and fire needs.

During the LDS Church's recent General Conference, President Gordon B. Hinckley indicated that the groundbreaking for the Nauvoo Temple would be held later this month. It is not known what impact, if any, the town's concerns will have on the groundbreaking.

WGEM reporter Allen also notes that the direction of the town's future may be decided by the question of building the temple.

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