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
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.