Farmland near Farmington High School will be developed into residential neighborhoods after zoning changes were approved by the Farmington City Council. Farmington City Planner Tony Wippler presented a proposal to the council June 19 to review comprehensive plan amendments and rezone a portion of agricultural property owned by Richard Sayers. The 24-acre parcel is part of 50.61 acres at the northwest intersection of County Highway 50 and Flagstaff Avenue. The land has been for sale for years and was farmed in years past.
A downtown Farmington business was damaged by fire Wednesday. Fire crews were called shortly after 11 a.m. to a fire at EZ Auto Repair, 312 Elm St. Crews from multiple agencies battled the fire for more than an hour. Nobody was reported injured. Eric Zeimet bought the former MR Auto this spring, taking it over under the new EZ Auto Repair in March.
Managing summer construction projects across Farmington school district can be a balancing act. Farmington District Finance Director Jane Houska used a Jenga game analogy when she shared a referendum and summer projects update recently with the Farmington School Board. "Every question I get, I attempt to answer and pull that piece out strategically without allowing the Jenga tower to fall," said Houska. "I am making the decisions and placing it on top and, hopefully, everything is going to stay together."