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Farmington City to ask UDOT to seek alternate site for replacement soccer fields

May 1, 2018, 5:27 PM | Updated: May 2, 2018, 5:43 pm

FARMINGTON, Utah – Farmington City Mayor James Talbot says city leaders, starting Wednesday, will ask UDOT to seek an alternate piece of land, instead of the Bangerter farm property, to relocate soccer fields that will be condemned by plans for a new West Davis Corridor.

Alan Bangerter

That news came as part of a statement Talbot gave KSL, which he plans to read at the start of a public hearing over the Bangerter land Tuesday night at city hall.

The decision comes after controversy brewed over the land last month. Owner Alan Bangerter pleaded with the city and the public to save the land which he says his family only wants to farm on for many years to come.

Mayor James Talbot, Farmington

Mayor Talbot’s statement also details the city’s intentions in a permanent easement proposal that was sent to Bangerter’s attorney Monday evening. This was in response to Bangerter’s efforts to gain a special designation under the Agricultural Protections Act, or APA.

“The City wants the open space preserved, but with stronger guarantees than a mere APA label,” Talbot’s statement reads. “In spite of our rapid growth, few cities in Utah have been as aggressive in the protection of open space as Farmington City has been.

 

 

 

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Farmington City to ask UDOT to seek alternate site for replacement soccer fields