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News Briefs for 11 April 2014

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11 April, 2014 (All day)

UDOT plans Mountain Green interchange study
The Utah Department of Transportation has agreed to do a new study regarding an Interstate 84 interchange in the Mountain Green area, said Morgan County Councilman Daryl Ballantyne.
The study will detail the cost of a full I-84 interchange.  Once the study is concluded, UDOT will present it to the Morgan County Council.
“Construction is going to be a while. As of right now, it is not going to happen for a while,” Ballantyne said.  “Right now the traffic doesn’t warrant a full interchange.”
Ballantyne told the Morgan County Council there are ways to talk to legislators and raise capital in an effort to move the I-84 Mountain Green interchange up on UDOT’s priority list.
Employees, volunteers driving emergency vehicles must complete training
Any Morgan employee or emergency volunteer driving an emergency vehicle will need to complete new state-provided emergency vehicle training.  If they do not complete the training, they will not be allowed to drive county emergency vehicles, according to recent action taken by the Morgan County Council.  
The council made the move in an effort to reduce liability and follow recommendations from the Utah Counties Indemnity Pool, a public agency insurance mutual.
“We expect training so they are safe on our roads,” Councilman Robert Kilmer said.
New ‘Morgan’s Got Talent’ event added to 4th of July roster
If you think you have what it takes to be in the biggest talent show in Morgan, please submit an application for the newly announced show.  Applications can be picked up and returned at Morgan High School.  The deadline to apply is set for May 23.  
The “Morgan’s Got Talent” show will take place right before fireworks light up the sky.  
UDOT construction report for Peterson
One lane will be closed in each direction at the Peterson Interchange on I-84, while crews replace the micro-silica surface on the interchange bridge decks.  During this closure, lanes across the bridges will be restricted to 10 feet, so wide loads must exit the interstate and use the interchange ramps to circumvent these restrictions.  All motorists should reduce speeds and be watchful for workers and equipment adjacent to open lanes of travel.
Ham radio open house set
The Morgan Amateur Radio Club (MARC) is holding an open house on Wednesday, April 23, from 5:30 until 8 p.m. at the Fire Station on State Street.  We would like to invite members of the community to come and find out what amateur (ham) radio is about.  Come and learn about how easy it is to become an amateur radio operator, how we use computers as a mode of communication, and how amateur (ham) radio operators can perform a public service to the community.