||"Brent Rbees Site Activities at 285 West 1100 North, Pleasant Grove March 20, 2002 Page 2 kept settling, some temporary supports, jury-rigging or other measures have been done to keep the buildings from failing under wind or snow loads. 4. In February, 1996, the only known underground petroleum storage tank at the site was removed according to Utah UST standards. Documentation is available on request. 5. On August 17, 1998, Mr. Rod Prows, Reclamation Area Safety Manager, inspected the site and buildings. The inspection resulted in a report dated September 14, 1998. This report listed many defects associated with these buildings. Many of the correctable items have been corrected by the Association. Other items are intrinsic in the nature of these buildings and would require extensive renovation of the buildings or complete replacement of the buildings in order to correct the defect. A copy of that inspection is attached. 6. On August 24, 1998, Mr. Doug Bezzant, the Building Inspector and Fire Marshall for the City of Pleasant Grove inspected the site and buildings. This inspection was an unofficial one made at the request of the Association. Therefore, there is no formal report provided. However, a copy of notes taken at that time are attached. At the time of this inspection, Mr. Bezzant noted: ""Under today's building codes, uses are incompatible with the building and couldn't justify a cost of upgrade."" And ""If this were a private commercial operation, I would shut you down and condemn the buildings. Also ""I can't believe Reclamation allows this to exist."" 7. Between 1998 and January, 2000, the Association recognized the scope of the undertaking to improve its maintenance facilities and other lands-related needs. Due to this realization, the Association began a process to reorganize its structure to accommodate the completion of this and other significant tasks. In January 2000, the position of Facilities and Lands Manager was created. In May, 2000,1 began employment with the Association and occupy that position. 8. In the fall of 2000, the Association began the process of evaluating the feasibility of using the Pleasant Grove site as a location for long-term use a maintenance and administration combined facility. At that time, the Association staff was not aware of the 1956 letter making the site part of the Provo River Project. The Association believed that the land would have to be declared surplus by Reclamation and then purchase the land in the competitive marketplace. The Association deemed that the combination of the purchase price for the land and the cost for removal of the old buildings would result in a cost higher than simply purchasing an industrial/commercial lot elsewhere. Therefore, the Association began to evaluate commercially available sites. It also considered Project land located in Provo Canyon. This site is known as Weeks Bench. The Weeks Bench site was rejected due to environmental concerns and very high development costs. During this same time period, discussions were held with officials of Pleasant Grove City about their concerns associated with this site. They expressed their"