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Temple Gets Nauvoo O.K.

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.

see also: Nauvoo Council OKs Temple Salt Lake Tribune 20Oct99 N1 By Brian Plath: Special to the Tribune

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