FARR WEST -- The planning commission has been working on revisions to the land-use map in the Master Plan. During a presentation to the council, Planning Commissioner Ken Phippen reminded those present that the changes were about land-use maps and not zoning maps.
Phippen said some areas on the existing land-use map in the Master Plan are unneeded as they are actually areas in adjoining cities, such as Plain City and Marriott-Slaterville.
He said other changes are for clarification on an area that was designated for a future school which has now been changed. He said Weber County will now build the school to replace Walquist Junior High School next to the canal on 2700 North.
Phippen also said Weber County School District had requested that the Master Plan be changed to reflect where the school actually will be located.
The amendments to the Master Plan map will also show existing civic areas as such, rather than as commercial, Phippen said.
"Where the new church is going to be built in Plain City, there will be six lots," said Mayor Jimmie Papageorge. "Is that going to be annexed into Farr West or not?"
"The decision was not to show anything (on the Master Plan map) that wasn't currently within city boundaries," Councilwoman Ava Painter said.
"Lets not project the land use in another municipality," said Planning Commissioner Lou Best. "My advice is, until we know that is going to happen, let's not second-guess it."
Papageorge said he did know for sure the church being built in Plain City would be using utilities from Farr West.
"Until we do the formal annexation we will not add it to the map," said Painter.
"There will be future changes, I don't like to get into speculation," said Best.
Councilman Tim Shupe asked if there are plans in the near future to also update Farr West City's zoning map.
Best said there are some zoning changes the city will need to be looking at in the future. He said he will look into the cost of purchasing the software for the changes to the zoning map or using the services of Curtis Tanner as the city has in the past.
"Software is expensive, but updating maps can be expensive over time," Phippen said.
Best pointed out it is not just an issue of purchasing the software, but also of having someone with expertise to run it.
Shupe asked planning commission members to get more information about the cost of purchasing software for the zoning map and to bring it to a future council meeting.
Following a public hearing, council members unanimously approved the amendments to the land-use map in the Master Plan. Councilman Michael Lunt was not present and so did not vote.