Emily Wilde and Chandler Weitzel presented to the Morgan City Council and requested that the city support the Morgan High School Cheerleaders by purchasing the placement of flags for the major holidays. The city has supported this fund raiser in the past. The council approved the donation unanimously and purchase the services from the cheerleaders for eight flags.
Morgan City is continuing its unflagging support for businesses who are willing to invest in Commercial Street and help bring the street back to life. The latest to step in and invest in Commercial Street is Morgan Physical Therapy. The business purchased the old Variety Store and is now in process of remodeling the building for their use. The city enticed the business, in part, by holding out the possibility of incentives.
In a move to protect citizens from fraudulent solicitations, Morgan City adopted an update to the code governing solicitors. “We have had a lot of complaints about solicitors,” said councilmember Shelly Betz.
After long negotiations it appears that the DATC (the Davis Applied Technology Center) will be opening an entrepreneurial center in Morgan. The DATC has a center already on its campus in Layton and have been working to establish a second location in Morgan.
The Center provides training and office space for businesses in the early stages of their development. Businesses can lease office space in the center. This lease will provide them office space as well as access to resources such as printers and other office equipment needed for start up businesses.
At the city council meeting on Tuesday night the Morgan City council acted to amend an ordinance passed in 2007 relating to the historic district in Morgan. The historic district includes the business district section of Commercial Street as well as areas behind these businesses.
Brain Tumor Foundation – Ride for Kids Presentation
See Ride for Kids Thanks City and Sheriff’s Department on this page.
Sign Ordinance Amendment
The ordinance will change the required acreage for two signs. The current requirement is 300 foot of frontage and a minimum of 3.5 acres. The amendment was approved unanimously to change the requirement and eliminate the minimum number of acres required.
The leadership of the Utah Ride for Kids were present at the Morgan City Council meeting on Tuesday. They presented a plaque and tee shirt to the city and the sheriff’s office as a token of their appreciation for the city and county’s continuing support of their annual fund raising event.
The Ride for Kids event occurs each August and is a motorcycle fund raiser ride that starts at This Is The Place Heritage Park, in Salt Lake, crosses over East Canyon and ends at Riverside Park in Morgan City.
In the Morgan City council meeting on Tuesday the council passed an ordinance banning “synthetic cannabinoids.” The substance has been given the street name of “spice”. This follows similar bans by other cities like Ogden and Layton. The Morgan ordinance is patterned after the Layton Ordinance.
Public Hearing -Resoution 10-39 Adjustment to Budget
The city adjusted revenues down based on actual revenues for the year. To balance the budget, the council reduced expenditures to compensate for lower revenues.
Extension of Barbara Anderson preliminary subdivision approval
Normally preliminary approval of subdivision expires at the end of a year. This approval has been extended once and a second extension has been requested. This extension will be for one year.
UAMPS (the organization from which the city of Morgan purchases electrical power) presented at the Morgan City Council meeting on Tuesday. The subject of the presentation is a project underway with UAMPS to provide electrical power generated with renewable energy.
In the council meeting on Tuesday, the city updated the capital improvement plan. The changes document the city’s intent for spending capital dollars. When the city applies for grants it is often essential that the project be on the city’s plan to be considered.
In a public hearing on Tuesday, with no public comment, the city made the final steps to approve at $101,000 road bond. The city is bonding under the Build America Program made available from the Federal Economic Stimulus plan. Under this plan the city can borrow at a discounted rate.
The city council held an informational meeting with county residents on Tuesday to discuss the potential of a splash pad, improvements to the playground equipment, and other improvements at Riverside Park.
Is the hot weather getting you down? Are you looking for a way to cool off? The Morgan City Council is working on a project to come to your rescue.
The city has been exploring an upgrade and renovation to Riverside Park. The city would like to replace the playground equipment, add sidewalks, and renovate the bathrooms. The city is also exploring adding a splash pad.
At the council meeting on Tuesday night, the Clark family presented to the council about a proposal brought to them from UDOT (the Utah Department of Transportation). UDOT has been working with the Clarks and Morgan City to arrange to trade land in the city’s industrial park to build a new facility to house the State’s road maintenance vehicles and supplies.
Public Hearing and Resolution 10-22 – 2010 Property tax rates and revenue amounts
There were no public comments. The resolution passed unanimously.
Public hearing – for the purpose of opening and adjusting 2009-1020 current year budget.
In the Morgan City Council meeting on Tuesday, a public hearing was held for the 2010/2011 budgets. There was light attendance by citizens, however, changes that will affect each resident of the city. In addition to the budget for the city that was discussed and approved, new rates were set for services from the city.