Officials in 2 Tooele County cities sign resolutions opposing a new state prison moving in


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TOOELE, Utah — Two Tooele County cities have passed a resolution opposing the possibility that Utah's state prison may be relocated near their boundaries.

The Deseret News reports ( ) the mayors and city councils of Tooele and Grantsville signed the resolutions Wednesday.

A state commission trying to find a new home for the prison currently in the Salt Lake City suburb of Draper is considering a location in Tooele County near the Miller Motorsports Park.

Tooele Mayor Patrick Dunlavy says the move is supposed to spur economic development in Draper but it will hamper the same growth in his city and the surrounding valley.

Communities surrounding the other two sites the state Prison Relocation Commission is eyeing have also opposed the facility.

Commission members say they plan to work with those communities to garner support.

Information from: Deseret News,

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