Utah landscape creates backdrop for Hollywood magic
The $195.5 million general fund budget which is up about $19.5 million from this years budget includes salary and benefit increases for employees, and maintenance and replacement for some city vehicles. It also includes money for a recently signed $4.6 million two-year contract with the citys fire union and an in-the-works $5.6 million two-year deal with the police union. Theres also money to put into the citys rainy day fund. After ending fiscal year 2011 with only $4.26 million in its reserves, Hollywood is poised to end fiscal year 2014 with $22 million. I think this is a really good budget, said Mayor Peter Bober, adding that the city needs to continue to grow its reserves.
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To meet budget constraints, sets lacked amenities such as bathrooms and wardrobe trailers. Eventually, Pollack took out a mortgage on his home to finish production. While southern Utah’s dramatic landscape may be more recognizable in Hollywood films, northern Utah has also experienced cinematic fame. The original 1984 “Footloose,” while set in a small Midwestern town, was actually filmed in Utah County. The still-operating Lehi Roller Mills grain house even makes an appearance in the Kevin Bacon film.
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