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News Briefs for 15 Nov. 2013

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15 November, 2013 (All day)

Young Street Bridge still in the works
While the Morgan County School Board seeks an option to congested city streets during school arrival and dismissal, Morgan City officials said they are still seeking financing options for a new bridge at the end of Young Street.  The bridge would span the Weber River, connecting Young Street to Commercial Street near the Morgan County Fairgrounds.
“We understand how important it is going to be,” Morgan City Mayor Jim Egbert said. 
Egbert said government agencies will “try one more time for a grant,” but said there are other ways the bridge may have to be funded in the future.  Egbert asked the school board to support any future funding efforts.
Change in ownership stops group home
After the home at 535 Derrick Circle changed ownership, the proposed Alpha Counseling group home may be stymied. 
Due to public outcry and perceived zoning violations, the Morgan City Planning Commission denied a conditional use permit for Alpha Counseling and Treatment in April.  Because of federal mandates, the Morgan City Council reluctantly granted the appeal, approving a CUP for a residential group home in August.
According to the Morgan County recorder, the home changed hands on Sept. 30 to Rocky Mountain Homebuilders LLC. The homebuilder is listed on county records at 646 S. Highway 66.
Mace Warren, a licensed clinical social worker with Alpha Counseling and Treatment, is the son of previous homeowner Jeff L. Warren.