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18 Jul 2014 (All day)

Rather than pursue establishing a municipal service fund similar to that used for garbage collection, the Morgan County Council would rather try to negotiate its agreement with Morgan City to provide ambulance service.

30 May 2014 (All day)

The last few months have brought many changes to the Morgan City Council.  The resignation of Mayor Jim Egbert resulted in bringing Morgan City their new mayor, Ray Little.  The domino effect of Little’s appointment to the mayoral seat was that his council seat was left vacant.

2 May 2014 (All day)

Birkeland, Hone eliminated from state races

2 May 2014 (All day)

Within the matter of a couple of minutes, Morgan City gained a new mayor and lost a long-time councilmember.

18 Apr 2014 (All day)

A standing-room-only crowd seemingly agreed that now is not the right time to incorporate Mountain Green.  Local government representatives also revealed that Snowbasin officials do not favor incorporation.

14 Feb 2014 (All day)

Holcim representatives, including Holcim Plant Manager David Fletcher, met with Morgan City Mayor Jim Egbert and City Councilwoman Shelly Betz to present a check to fund new restrooms at Riverside Park.  

31 Jan 2014 (All day)

In a larger community, an unassuming, gentle man like Duane Stock may have gone unnoticed, but a man such as this is celebrated in our small town.

24 Jan 2014 (All day)

Councilman Ray Little, Councilman Mike Kendell, Councilwoman Shelley Betz and Mayor Jim Egbert were sworn into office during the January 14 City Council meeting.  All were re-elected incumbents. 

3 Jan 2014 (All day)

Weather has delayed the completion of the Morgan Valley Drive road construction project.  

3 Jan 2014 (All day)

Representatives from the city, county and school board recently re-evaluated their wish list for possible future grants, moving a bridge over the Weber River at the end of Young Street to the top of the list.  Restoration of the Weber River near the fairgrounds is second on the list, redevelopment of Como Springs is third, and Commercial Street building improvements is fourth.

29 Nov 2013 (All day)

City officials are so interested in bringing new businesses to town in an effort to boost economic development that they would consider offering tax incentives to anyone interested.

8 Nov 2013 (All day)

Morgan City voters cast their ballots Tuesday to retain all incumbents on the Morgan City Council.  

1 Nov 2013 (All day)

After four years in office, Morgan City Mayor Jim Egbert is running for his second term unopposed.

1 Nov 2013 (All day)

Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) gave a speech at the Heritage Foundation on the way forward for conservatives and the need for a new conservative reform agenda.  

1 Nov 2013 (All day)

City Councilman Mike Kendell, originally appointed to his position in 2012, is running unopposed for election to another two-year term.

25 Oct 2013 - 08:42

Jaden Ingle is a political newcomer taking on incumbents Shelly Betz and Ray Little for a four-year position on the Morgan City Council.
“I fully believe that it's time we have new ideas and new minds in our city government to help revive Morgan, and help it to grow to what it's fully capable of becoming,” said Ingle, 19. “I'm running for this position to try and help Morgan to grow, and to solve some issues the city is currently facing.”
Ingle would like to eliminate needless spending and keep utility costs at a reasonable range, which would in turn benefit business in the city “so that they can last for more than a year.”

25 Oct 2013 (All day)

Ray W. Little brings much political experience to his campaign for a four-year position on the Morgan City Council.  He faces off candidates Jaden Ingle and incumbent Shelly Betz for one of two available seats in the Nov. 5 election.

25 Oct 2013 (All day)

Incumbent Shelly L. Betz is one of three candidates—including Jaden Ingle and incumbent Ray Little—running for two, four-year positions on the Morgan City Council.

11 Oct 2013 (All day)

The ping-pong on the recreation agreement between the county, school district and city continued this week as the city approved the recreation agreement, but struck the liability provision that has been the ongoing contention between the entities.  

11 Oct 2013 (All day)

In the Morgan City Council meeting this week, City Attorney Gary Crane reported that the State of Utah has established a canal safety commission and is considering taking action on canal safety.  After canal problems that have caused loss of property and life, the state is considering ways to improve safety, including potentially a water tax, a tax on new developments, or the state approving any new developments that take place next to the canals.

11 Oct 2013 (All day)

This week the Morgan City Council approved providing access to a $642,000 no-interest loan from the USDA to the developer of a new hotel in Morgan City.  The developer has already obtained nearly $5 million in funding on their own.  This was the final step needed in the agreement with the city and the developer to facilitate the building of the hotel.  

16 Aug 2013 (All day)

After exhausting every option available to them, the Morgan City Council approved a conditional use permit for the Alpha Counseling and Treatment center.

28 Jun 2013 (All day)

Concerned resident Lily Mecham wrote to Morgan City Mayor Jim Egbert about a danger she identified.  She worried about the Riverside Park playground and splash pad being so close to the river.  

19 Apr 2013 (All day)

It was standing room only Tuesday when the Morgan City Planning Commission unanimously denied a conditional use permit for a residential group home.  More than 90 residents crowded the council chambers, where Alpha Counseling and Treatment presented plans for a group home for “disabled youth suffering from autism, Asperger’s syndrome and similar challenges” at 535 Derrick Circle.

12 Apr 2013 (All day)

Delinquent tax payments benefit school district

5 Apr 2013 (All day)

The city council approved Councilmember Betz's proposal that the city take responsibility for organizing the Fourth of July celebration in the county.  Betz informed the county that without some action by the city the Fourth of July celebration was in jeopardy.  

5 Apr 2013 (All day)

Those owning buildings in the commercial zoning districts of Morgan City will have to make sure their properties are in tip-top shape according to a new building maintenance ordinance amendment unanimously passed by the Morgan City Council.

5 Apr 2013 (All day)

Those owning buildings in the commercial zoning districts of Morgan City will have to make sure their properties are in tip-top shape according to a new building maintenance ordinance amendment unanimously passed by the Morgan City Council.

5 Apr 2013 (All day)

The Morgan City Council this week took action to save tax payers more than $800,000 in interest over the next fifteen years.  

1 Mar 2013 (All day)

Member of the Morgan City Council are not totally satisfied with recent recreation board interlocal agreement negotiations.

1 Mar 2013 (All day)

Morgan City is taking the next step to locate a hotel in its boundaries by writing a letter of intent to enter into a development agreement with Scott Somerville, president of Renascent Hospitality.

22 Feb 2013 (All day)

When Morgan City and Morgan County came together last week to discuss the future of the ambulance department, fire protection, recreation department and 4th of July celebration, the debate centered on the effectiveness of interlocal agreements as well as the moral and legal ramifications of those agreements.

4 Jan 2013 (All day)

Morgan City’s consultant is progressing on bringing a hotel to Morgan and is now concentrating on financing arrangements and which hotel chain best suits the area.

28 Dec 2012 (All day)

Auditors gave Morgan City a clean bill of financial health during the fiscal year 2012 financial report.

9 Nov 2012 (All day)

In the wake of charges facing a local business owner, Morgan City is reviewing its business license application.

6 Jul 2012 (All day)

After nearly two years of work, donations from many of Morgan’s businesses and residents, meetings, design, and planning, the splash pad is nearly complete.  The city just missed having the splash pad ready for the 4th of July celebrations, but is now just days away from having the project ready for use.

6 Jul 2012 (All day)

At a ceremony just after the flag raising on the fourth of July, individuals from various branches of government in the county gathered to reaffirm their commitment to supporting the families who have individuals serving in the armed services.  “We owe it to our veterans, we owe it to those who are serving our county and protecting us,” said Mayor Egbert.  

29 Jun 2012 (All day)

Morgan City is the first recipient of a new award from the Utah National Guard.   Colonel Brown told the city, “I am so thankful to the city for what you have done in helping my family out with our utilities and just knowing that they were safe here in this small community.”

29 Jun 2012 (All day)

The county will pay to immunize employees that deal with “blood situations” against Hepatitis B. 

29 Jun 2012 (All day)

New city council member Michael L. Kendell was sworn in on Tuesday at the city council meeting.  Kendall is replacing council member Lynn Mickelsen, who recently passed away.  

22 Jun 2012 (All day)

On Tuesday, June 19, Shaka Laka handed out over 500 samples of sunblock and chapstick with a retail value of well over $1,000. A tent set up across the street from the post office on State Street hosted the event.  This half day of generosity was spurred by an appeal to residents to vote for their company to qualify to be eligible to receive a $250,000 grant from “Mission: Small Business.” The contest requires 250 votes to be eligible to receive one of 12 grants offered from Chase and Living Social.  According to their website, the company is “based on the mainland in Utah, but we are all about the island style, kickin’ back, and just having fun.”  They also note that their products are made in the USA “on Da Biggah Island of Utah”

22 Jun 2012 (All day)

The Morgan City Council voted to raise sewer, garbage and water rates for city residents.  The total increase will equal $2.20 more each month.

15 Jun 2012 (All day)

 
The Morgan City Council appointed their newest member Tuesday.
Among five residents who expressed interest in the seat left vacant after Lynn Mickelsen’s death, the council chose Michael L. Kendell to serve through 2014.   Julie Anderson, Stephen V. Gale, Holly Limb, and DeOrr Peterson were the other applicants.

25 May 2012 (All day)

Morgan City broke ground this week on the new splash pad.  It is expected to be completed by the end of June and will be available for use in time for the fourth of July celebration.  There will be no cost to use the splash pad.  

25 May 2012 (All day)

Morgan City is short at least $814,000 in taxes owed to a special improvement district by Mount Joy, LLC, a local developer now involved in bankruptcy court proceedings.  Without payment, Morgan City officials may have to cut costs or reduce services to make a $103,000 bond payment June 1.  Developer Gray Jensen said things are in the works that could help the city make the payment.

20 Apr 2012 (All day)

Morgan city has received final approval for the construction of the splash pad.  They expect now to begin construction in May and have the facility ready for use this summer.  Sponsorship opportunities continue, however.  

13 Apr 2012 (All day)

The city heard from a n armed services representative on Tuesday in council meeting and appointed Mayor Egbert as the liason for the community covenants team.  This program, which was originally established by the secreatary of the Army for active duty personnel has been adopted by the Utah National Guard and expanded to provide information and services to all military personell and their families.  

13 Apr 2012 (All day)

 

Community Covenants Team

See City partners with military for better services for veterans and families on this page.

13 Apr 2012 (All day)

Morgan City has engaged former Ogden Mayor Matthew Godfrey in a consulting contract to bring a hotel to the city.  The city council has been working for many years to entice a hotel to locate in the city with no results.  They recently completed a feasibility study for the area to help persuade developers to locate in the city.