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"We need some community identity," he said. "It was a good place to start."
He also touts his getting historic lighting to the main street — though right now it’s only three light poles — and said when KSL Radio personality Doug Wright, who owns a home in the area, brings motorcycle rides to the city, it’s a boost to the image.
Hanks would like to capitalize on that but said with a city budget of about $312,000 a year, it’s tough to get projects rolling.
"Right now, we’ve got buildings falling down everywhere," he said. "But if you start building up Main Street, a lot of things can turn around."
But Tammy Hiskey is skeptical of his motives.
"I think he just wants to be somebody," she said.
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