|Mayor of Brigham City
|January 7, 1946
|January 5, 1948
|Lorenzo J. Bott
One of Rulon Baron’s first challenges was to find new occupants for the Bushnell Hospital. Built to treat servicemen wounded in World War II, it was no longer needed after the war ended. Despite his efforts, however, Bushnell remained unoccupied during his term of office.
Among achievements during the Baron administration were construction of 5,490 linear feet of hydro-electric pipeline and installation of parking meters on Main Street. A local news photographer once spotted the Mayor’s Cadillac convertible parked by a meter with the time expired and took a picture of the offending vehicle. The meters proved unpopular with the public and were later removed.
Mayor Baron bought a section of land north of the existing airport and donated it to the City for airport expansion. City officials approved the issue of $65,000 in electric revenue bonds to finance an expansion of the municipal power systems.
One of Baron’s most pleasant duties as Mayor was to perform the marriage ceremonies for two of his sons.