Millcreek incorporation should be a dead issue

Published October 12, 2013 1:01 am

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It must be because it's almost Halloween, but I'm dismayed to see the zombie "Millcreek City" has once again shuffled back to life, after being resoundingly defeated by the residents of Millcreek in the 2012 election ("Incorporation, annexation drives back on track," Tribune, Oct. 4).

The 2-1 vote against them somehow didn't convince the incorporators that Millcreek is fine just like it is, and they are back trying to push their own selfish agendas. This is about two things. First, busybodies who want to create a whole new layer of government, one that they will personally benefit from, with fancy offices in a plush new "city hall" and "city" cars to drive around in, all at taxpayers expense. Second, zoning: as soon as "Millcreek City" comes to life, they will sell out our community to developers so every street and intersection will be one big strip mall.

I've lived in Millcreek for many years and Salt Lake County has always served us very well. The streets are cleared, the trash is picked up, we have wonderful new libraries and recreation centers and parks, and, most important of all, they leave us alone, which would not be the case with "Millcreek City."

To the people who are trying to revive this zombie city proposal: No! Go away! Go find something useful to do.

Roy Webb

Salt Lake City