- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 20, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Officials in North Salt Lake are looking for a permanent solution to stabilize the site of a destructive landslide two years ago.

The city has been working to repair and reinforce unstable slopes since the hillside tumbled in August 2014 and destroyed one home, but geologists have continued to record movements in the earth.

Hiram Alba, a spokesman for GeoStrata, which is studying the area, told the City Council Tuesday that installing a buttress would be the best solution. The project would cost $180,000.

While the land has continued to shift, Alba says no homes are at risk of damage.

Mayor Len Arave says the city is looking to start mediation with residents over landslide concerns starting in June to allow work to move forward to make the hill safe.

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