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Proponents Want to Incorporate Cottonwood Heights

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(Salt Lake County-AP) -- Cottonwood Heights wants to be a city.

Incorporation proponents intend to file a petition today to make this area of Salt Lake County its own city.

If the petition is certified, residents would likely vote in May on incorporation.

Proponents say the new city would have about 34-thousand residents, about the size of Murray.

A feasibility study shows the proposed city would be profitable. However, resident should expect to pay higher taxes for the first few year.

The study indicates those taxes should decrease by 2007.

If the city does NOT incorporate within four years, neighboring cities are free to annex its more profitable parts.

The area is bounded by Midvale on the west, Holladay on the north, and Sandy to the south. It includes Big Cottonwood Canyon.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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