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News Briefs for 24 May 2013

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24 May, 2013 (All day)

Delinquent taxes rolling in
More and more delinquent taxes are being paid up, taking parcels off schedule tax sales.
With 66 parcels from across Morgan County up for a tax sale, almost all came forward to pay their delinquent taxes stretching back five years.  The result was a total of $259,289.49 in taxes being paid before dispersement to other tax entities this month, said Morgan County Treasurer Bonnie B. Thomson. 
“After five years, the pressure increases because people could lose their property,” Thomson said.  
To get properties off the tax sale conducted through the clerk auditor’s office, all five years must be paid in full, she said.
Although the money helped alleviate a portion of back taxes still owed by property owners, there is still an outstanding total of $445,979.72 left in back taxes countywide, Thomson said. 
There is a dire need to get these back owed taxes taken care of as the taxes not only help our county budget, but our school district budget as well.
District works on Trojan Center rental policy
After a year of using the new Trojan Century Center, the Morgan County School District is reviewing its rental policy for not only that building, but potentially all gyms/athletic facilities in the district.
Previously, groups requesting use of facilities were categorized as commercial and noncommercial.  Those designations will be deleted in the future policy, making way for school groups, Morgan County recreation groups, and others.
The school board asked that a subcommittee be formed to study the rental policy and report back for the June board meeting.  
Online park reservations coming
Residents will soon have the capability to schedule county parks online at  County parks include Kent Smith Memorial, Cottonwood, Croydon, Milton, and Enterprise.
Class of 1978 Reunion
The Class of 1978 is gearing up for a fun-filled 35 year reunion.
“We plan on having the class reunion toward the end of summer, and it will be held in the borders of Morgan County. It is not too late to make it happen,” stated reunion organizers.
Organizers have a partial list of addresses and phone numbers at this time. They don’t want to leave anyone out, so if you know individuals from the Class of 1978 and would like to help make this reunion the most memorable, please contact: Melinda (Rust) Savage (801) 309-1945 or email, or Cindy (Worden) Brunson (801) 755-1926 or email