Mantua land bill passes House, awaits President’s signature

The U.S. House of Representatives has approved the Box Elder Utah Land Conveyance Act which was introduced in the House by Congressman Rob Bishop, R-District 1, and in the Senate by Senator Mike Lee.The legislation was approved in the senate on February 2 and the House passed the bill on December 7. It now heads to the President’s desk to be signed into law. The bill conveys three parcels of land totaling nearly 32 acres to the town of Mantua, Utah for public use. The land is located on the south end of the town below 100 South and West of Main Street and Willard Peak Road. It is part of a much larger tract originally owned by Hans Rasmussen, an early settler of the area.His family deeded the land to the U.S. Forest Service in 1941 for a mere $1. Congressman Bishop says he is pleased that Mantua will finally gain control of this land which will help the town meet the needs of the growing community.

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