The City of Hyrum is growing. Mayor Stephanie Miller said in 2014 between 24 and 30 building permits were issued, but that figure went up to 50 permits in 2015. On KVNU’s For the People program Thursday, Miller said she believes that’s because people find Hyrum a great place to live and to raise families.
She said traffic can get bad certain times of the day from Mountain Crest High School as drivers have a hard time getting across the road. But she said that may change when the high school in Millville is finished.
Mayor Miller said the city is following its general plan which makes it easier to handle the new growth. That includes a new assisted living center coming in with 36 units, and two-thirds of them are already booked.
“We have other senior developments that are growing,” Miller said. “I think you’ll see those. We have some town homes that are going to be owner-occupied down here on the west side of Main Street that will soon be beginning to be built. Those are the growth changes I see happening and any challenges that we have.”
Miller said new growth calls for new roads which can prove to be very expensive.