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17 Aug 2012 (All day)

In the throws of budget turmoil, the Morgan County School District is motivated to sell its old bus garage property on State Street. Superintendent Ken Adams said there has been interest in outside parties purchasing the commercial property, including renewed interest from Morgan County.  The school board went into executive session Tuesday to discuss real estate negotiations with the county.  They planned to have something in writing for the Morgan County Council to consider during their Aug. 21 meeting.

17 Aug 2012 (All day)

Soon after parents buy the new school clothes, pack the backpacks, and pay registration fees, they will be facing another school-related expense: new taxes.  On a split 3-2 vote, the Morgan County School Board narrowly passed a tax that will increase the property tax on a $200,000 home $14.96 a year. 

10 Aug 2012 (All day)

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for July 29th thru August 4th, with a total of 132 calls

3 Aug 2012 (All day)

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for July 22nd thru July 28th, with a total of 120 calls:

3 Aug 2012 (All day)

Matthew Godfrey, Morgan City’s economic development consultant, is “very confident” he has found a developer who wants to build a hotel in the area.  However, Godfrey says a letter from the Morgan County Council supporting improvements along the banks of the Weber River near Como Springs and the county fairgrounds would go a long way in bringing a hotel project to fruition.

27 Jul 2012 (All day)

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for July 15th thru July 21st, with a total of 115 calls

20 Jul 2012 (All day)

The Morgan School District’s financial situation is so complicated, it is going to take a combination of many options to solve, or even squeak by from year to year, school board members agreed.  The solution rests on raising taxes, a voted leeway, and possibly even more cuts that could directly affect the classroom.

17 Jul 2012 (All day)

Local business owner Melvin Lee Kellogg, 36, was arrested Monday for a failure to register violation as well as being in a “protected area.” 

17 Jul 2012 (All day)

Scott Logan Gollaher, 53, was booked into the Weber County jail without bail on 10 counts of possession of child pornography and one count of sodomy of a child. 

16 Jul 2012 (All day)

Within the last week, the Sheriff’s Office completed two extensive separate investigations involving two registered sex offenders. As a result of these investigations, two adult males were arrested and booked into the Weber County jail on separate charges. On behalf of the Sheriff’s Office, we would like to extend our thanks to all of the agency’s that assisted in the arrest of Scott Gollaher.

13 Jul 2012 (All day)

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for July 1-7, with a total of 157 calls

6 Jul 2012 (All day)

District begins WSU rental fee, lease for energy savings
A revenue shortage has the Morgan County School District thinking creatively this year. 

29 Jun 2012 (All day)

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for June 17th thru June 23rd, with a total of 147 calls

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)

Although subdivisions developers are still required to improve infrastructure along existing county streets, small subdivision developers may catch a break with a recent code amendment. 

29 Jun 2012 (All day)

Jody V. Hipwell and Lydia Nuttall will proceed to the November election for the Morgan County School Board District 1.  Hipwell received the most votes at 86, while Nuttall came in with 67.  With 43 votes, Tina Cannon was eliminated after the primary election.

22 Jun 2012 (All day)

Jody V. Hipwell and Lydia Nuttall will proceed to the November election for the Morgan County School Board District 1.  Hipwell received the most votes at 86, while Nuttall came in with 67.  With 43 votes, Tina Cannon was eliminated after the primary election.

22 Jun 2012 (All day)

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for June 10-16, 144 calls

22 Jun 2012 (All day)

Changing EPA standards could have major consequences for Morgan City, warned a state Division of Water Quality representative.

22 Jun 2012 (All day)

With a strong background in finance and a focus on volunteer service, Tina Cannon hopes to make a difference on the Morgan County School Board.  Cannon is running for District 1. Cannon is a professional accountant who worked at a public accounting firm for many years.  She left the firm to spend more time at home with her children.  She and a partner run their own accounting firm, where she provides services to businesses and is able to work out of her home and be close to the needs of her children.  The change has also allowed her to do more volunteer work.

22 Jun 2012 (All day)

Lydia Nuttall, who is running for a seat on the Morgan County School Board representing District 1, is familiar with the way the school district works.  

22 Jun 2012 (All day)

 Jody Hipwell currently represents District 1 on the Morgan School Board.  Hipwell has been serving on the board since August of 2011 when she replaced Earl Ericksen, who passed away.  Hipwell is a native of Ogden.  After her marriage to her husband, Carl, they spent 17 years in the Southeast United States in Arkansas and South and North Carolina.  Hipwell, who has four children, volunteered in schools in each of the communities where they lived.  

15 Jun 2012 (All day)

An open house was held on June 7 at the Morgan County Memorial Building to discuss modifications to several areas of county road.  The two hour open house held in the county chambers was an open forum for residents to study the proposed plan and give input.  Approximately 15 citizens came to voice their opinion.  The outcome of the meeting was favorable and construction will begin this fall with the majority of the work being completed in spring and summer 2013.  

15 Jun 2012 (All day)

With primary elections approaching, it is always good to be educated about your candidates.  Please note the following candidates: 

8 Jun 2012 (All day)

Weber County dispatch officials are so concerned about addressing problems in Morgan County that they are unwilling to be held responsible if emergency crews are unable to find addresses.

8 Jun 2012 (All day)

 
County seeing uptick in building permits

The number of building permits is on the rise this year, said Morgan County Councilwoman Ronda Kippen.  So far this year, 20 applicants have filed building permits.  That is an increase compared to four at this time last year.
8 Jun 2012 (All day)

By asking their human resource consultant to write up a job description, the Morgan County Council is moving ahead with creating a county facilities manager to oversee three departments.  The new job description will help the council settle on a salary range in the future.

8 Jun 2012 (All day)

The Morgan County Sheriff vehicles have a new look.  You will soon see them around town, hopefully to the side of the road or in passing, and not behind you enforcing the ‘Click it or Ticket’ law which is currently in full force.  

25 May 2012 (All day)

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for May 13-19, with a total of 107 calls

18 May 2012 (All day)

According to Morgan County’s new employee handbook, hourly employees cannot be forced to volunteer.  Councilman Robert Kilmer questioned if this could mean that supervisors should not ask their employees to volunteer at the annual county fair.

18 May 2012 (All day)

The Morgan County Council agreed to amend a development agreement, effectively reimbursing a developer for affordable housing the county never built.

18 May 2012 (All day)

Approximately 20 percent of Morgan County’s 4,000 addresses need fixing, contributing to a headache for dispatch and emergency service crews.

4 May 2012 (All day)

The Morgan Chamber of Commerce met on Thursday, April 26.  The presentation focused on the services of the NorthFront Business Recourse Center whose grand opening was yesterday.  Steve Cloward from the DATC NorthFront BRC spoke to the chamber and presented the opportunities for Morgan businesses offered by the center.

27 Apr 2012 (All day)

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for April 15th thru April 21st, with a total of 90 calls

27 Apr 2012 (All day)

The Utah Republican Party nominating convention was held on April 21.  US House representative Rob Bishop who represents the Morgan area sailed through the convention and secured the nomination as candidate for US House District 1.  He garnered more than 80% of the vote.  Well over the 60% needed.  Senator Hatch did not fare as well.

27 Apr 2012 (All day)

Jodi Hipwell currently represents district 1 on the Morgan School Board.  Hipwell has been serving on the board since August of 2011 when she replaced Earl Ericksen who passed away.  Hipwell had previously run against Ericksen in the election.  Hipwell is running in the race with the most candidates in the county.  She will face two opponents in a primary on June 26.  The two other candidates for the School Board in District 1 are Tina Cannon and Lydia Nuttall.  The two candidates with the most votes in the primary will continue on to the general election in November.  

20 Apr 2012 (All day)

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for April 8th thru April 14th, with a total of 111 calls

20 Apr 2012 (All day)

Saturday night 3 men, who were illegally fishing on private property, were stopped by Morgan Deputies.  The records were run on all three men, when it was found that one of the men was wanted for 4 warrants for his arrest. The man took off running, and a foot chase evolved. The man ran across the river. The officers called on the state troopers and a canine unit to help in the pursuit. The man was arrested later when the deputies pulled over a vehicle from the same county as the man wanted for the warrants was from. The man in the vehicle was actually the friend called on to pick up his friend who was in hiding. The man driving the vehicle was not arrested as he provided information to police, but the friend who fled from authorities was arrested. 

20 Apr 2012 (All day)

Guests sat at the tables at Luis’s Restraunt across from Jacqueline Smith running for the U.S. Congress seat in Washington. 

20 Apr 2012 (All day)

Thurs. April 12, a full house came to the Morgan Elementary School to listen to the candidates who spoke at the Morgan County Republican Convention:

20 Apr 2012 (All day)

Gary Snyder has been working to build a new house on his lot for nearly two years.  Snyder desired to build a larger house on his lot, but the area in which he lives is zoned for only one residence for the size of his lot.  This would have meant that in order to build a new home Snyder would have been required to demolish his existing home.  Snyder could not afford to build a new home and demolish the old one.  

13 Apr 2012 (All day)

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for April 1st thru April 7th, with a total of 92 calls

6 Apr 2012 (All day)

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for March 25th thru March 31st, with a total of 110 calls

6 Apr 2012 (All day)

Attending: Chairman Tina Kelley, Members Howard Hansen, Ronda Kippen, Ned Mecham, Robert Kilmer, Lyle Nelson, Member Mathews attended electronically.

6 Apr 2012 (All day)

The county has been experiencing steady increases in incidents on the county waterways.  County Emergency Management Director Terry Turner reported that on peak summer days there are five hundred individuals on county rivers.  About three years ago the county invested in training and equipment to prepare for any incidents.  The team, called the swift water rescue team is made up of two parts.  The first is called the “hasty team” and is called out initially to assess the situation and to begin operations.  The full team has a little less than twenty members who can be called on for larger operations.  Because the team is made up of volunteers who have other jobs not all members are available for all calls. Last year the team was activated three or four times.   There were two near drowning incidents in the county last year and the issues seem to be trending higher each year. Turner requested pay given to compensate individuals for the time they spend.  Individuals who participate are required to complete extensive training on an annual basis on how to perform water rescues safely. The council approved $6,000 annually for pay to the swift water rescue team unanimously.

6 Apr 2012 (All day)

City Mayor Jim Egbert and Council Members Shelly Betz and Tony London appeared before the county on Tuesday.  The city has been raising funds for more than a year and has raised more than $66,000 from county residents and businesses to date to build a splash pad in the county.  Member Betz said, “When the mayor and I were first elected there was the lack of a water facility here in Morgan County…We did a lot of field trips to visit splash pads…We talked Weber Morgan Health and the Department of Water Resources…We decided that this is something we absolutely could do in Morgan County and that is was possible through donations from the community.”  She reported that the splash pad design was developed through significant community input.  Splash pads are designed for children of all ages and they also work well for children with disabilities.  

30 Mar 2012 (All day)

 

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for

March 18-24 with a total of 119 calls

23 Mar 2012 (All day)

 

After a long search Shane Stephens and Debbie Sessions were appointed to serve on the Morgan Planning Commission.  The county council has been searching for some time for qualified candidates who are willing to serve. Sessions has been a regular attendee at planning commission and county council meetings and has been a great example of citizen participation in governmetn in the county.

23 Mar 2012 (All day)

Caucuses across the county last week reported record numbers of attendees.  A combination of interesting races including a run against Senator Hatch, and strong encouragement from the LDS Church resulted in many first time attendees.  This was also the first time for the new precincts and the Republican Party in particular struggled with the size of the new precincts.