Summarized by Kent Larsen
Temple Gets Nauvoo O.K.
WGEM TV Quincy IL 19Oct99 N1
By Les Sachs
The Nauvoo City Council gave the LDS Church permission to build the
Nauvoo Temple last night in a vote of 5-1. City Hall was filled with
residents, some of whom were concerned with the impact that the building
would have on their city and neighborhood. While no opinions were
offered directly opposing the Temple, third ward councilwoman Joan Kraft
did express the concerns of her constituents that they didn't have
enough information to make sure the costs to the town wouldn't exceed
the benefit, "I wish we could have waited to make a decision," she said.
The LDS Church promised to help the town of 1,200 absorb the impact of
the Temple by making an impact payment of $380,000, meant for
infrastructure and public safety improvements, in addition to a
$91,440.37 building permit application fee. The $23 million temple is
expected to draw 1 million visitors a year. Groundbreaking is set for
this Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
Nauvoo Council OKs Temple
Salt Lake Tribune 20Oct99 N1
By Brian Plath: Special to the Tribune