Many of the windows have been lost, as well as much if not all of the interior. I walked around the building and it appears that much of the brick frame has thus far survived.
The mayor was at the site and seems to have spent much of the day on site helping – I saw several representatives from the LDS church, as well as many other city employees, residents and even other members of the city council. We all share in this tragedy and will do all that we can to help rebuild.
We have all, regardless of faith, age, or origin – shared an appreciation for the historic icon that was the Provo tabernacle. It was host to countless musical events, multi-faith meetings, and a pillar of Provo’s pioneer heritage. It will be missed.
On December 31st, starting at 6:30pm Provo will be having a countdown event with a number of events including:
And a lot more. Admission wristbands are for sale at the Wingers location in the mall, as well as at Provo Parks and Rec at 351 W Center st.
The cost if pre-purchased is $3 for children 12 and under. $4 for adults. Children under 3 get in free.
The cost on the day of the even will be $1 more.
Some weeks ago we sold an easment to the Federally funded Central Utah Pipeline project for $433,000. It makes sense that the residents in South Provo receive some benefit from this money considering that their homes and neighborhoods are being directly affected by the construction taking place as the pipeline project comes through Provo from Springville.
A number of possible uses for the funds have been suggested:
Photo by arbyreed.
In today’s meetings we voted unanimously to continue forward considering residential bee keeping. The ownership of goats within Provo fell short however, my motion to move forward with consideration of the impact of legalizing goats did not receive the necessary four votes of support needed to keep the discussion open.
Rumor has it that miniature horses are still permitted within the city.
Consideration of starting a program to care for feral cats also failed to move forward. Considering that the pilot program was projected to cost the city nothing, I was dissapointed that we couldn’t find more council support for this.