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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.

1 Nov 2013 (All day)

Senator Mike Lee introduced a tax reform plan that would replaces much of today’s complex tax system with a new, simple structure that provides solutions for America’s ongoing opportunity crisis and ends the discrimination of parents in the tax code.  The Family Fairness and Opportunity Tax Reform Act is a pro-family, pro-growth plan that incentivizes social mobility, promotes middle-class economic security, and improves opportunity for all Americans.

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 - 08:42

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.
In addition to serving on several city, county and state committees throughout the years, Little has served on the Morgan City Council since 1994.
In the past couple of years, Little said the city council has been most influential getting some new businesses located on Commercial Street.  He looks forward to solidifying the location of a hotel in the city, something the council has been working on for years.

25 Oct 2013 - 08:42

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.
Betz moved to Morgan City in August of 2006.  As part of her job, she regularly attended both planning commission and city council meetings.
“I found I really wanted to serve and thought I could bring some new perspective and additional energy to the council,” said Betz, 48.  So, she ran for a city council position and has been serving since January of 2010.

25 Oct 2013 (All day)

Morgan County Council members are crediting their new public works department director for making a significant dent in the county’s weed problem, while other groups are worried about new noxious weeds coming to the county.

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.

25 Oct 2013 (All day)

 
2013 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for October 13th through October 19th, with a total of 123 calls

25 Oct 2013 (All day)

Council advises on water concerns

25 Oct 2013 (All day)

Morgan resident Dawna Little Zukirmi and Crystal Young, a hydrologist from RiverRestoration.org, presented their hopes for the Weber River to the Morgan Council of Governments group on Monday. 

25 Oct 2013 (All day)

Morgan County’s economic development consultant is pursuing the redevelopment of the Como Springs area, saying a new hot springs pool could bring in as many as 42,900 people each year.  But that is only if the necessary agreements can be made and as much as $3.79 million can be secured to finance the venture.

18 Oct 2013 (All day)

The Morgan County School Board is creating a financial oversight committee, but stopping short of having a community member on that committee for now.

18 Oct 2013 (All day)

A representative from the Utah State School Board says those both in favor of and opposed to the Utah Common Core have the same concerns.

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.  

11 Oct 2013 (All day)

Morgan County Council thinks their quandary with getting high-speed internet to the county as well as their struggles with Lost Creek being shed as a state park would be good fodder for a local television program.

11 Oct 2013 (All day)

After almost a year of work, the Morgan County Council has been handed a draft of a development agreement that could eventually bring thousands of building units and new recreational amenities to the county.

27 Sep 2013 (All day)

With Obamacare on the horizon, Morgan County may not have much to worry about, said Scott Deru of Fringe Benefits.  In fact, Deru predicted a drop in rates for the county as much as 20 percent.

20 Sep 2013 (All day)

Morgan County School Board members want to form an audit committee in an effort to make their budgets and finances more transparent to the community, but are still developing the details.

20 Sep 2013 (All day)

A two-year tussle among Morgan County, Morgan City and the Morgan County School District over an interlocal recreation agreement may be grinding to a hault.  On Tuesday, the Morgan County Council approved an agreement that specifically spelled out liability responsibilities for the three parties.

13 Sep 2013 (All day)

In the absence of ordinances long since repealed, Morgan County officials are considering a new flexible subdivision ordinance that would make way for the clustering of building lots and preservation of open space.

30 Aug 2013 (All day)

Local attorney allowed to continue practicing law, Local attorney allowed to continue practicing law, Markham jailed for aggravated assault

30 Aug 2013 (All day)

Consultant Matthew Godfrey with Better City said Morgan County’s economic development future could lie in courting the shooting sports industry.  The move would accompany an overall recreation push for the county’s future.

16 Aug 2013 (All day)

While the Morgan County Council debates the exact wording in a new ordinance, residents are being put on notice that their addresses must be clearly identifiable from the road.

16 Aug 2013 (All day)

The effects that Garth Day’s malfeasance had on the budget is likely behind Morgan County, according to the 2012 audit presented last week.

16 Aug 2013 (All day)

The Morgan County Council has made moves to have the Utah State Second District Court take over funding and administration of its Morgan County location.  Now, the county will not have to pay for an employee to function as the Second District Court clerk in the county clerk’s office.

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.

2 Aug 2013 (All day)

The Morgan County Council is on the lookout for residents being inappropriately taxed for telecommunications on their cell phone bill.

2 Aug 2013 (All day)

Due to an uptick in development activity, the Morgan County Council approved a full-time secretary position through the end of the year for the planning development department.  Previously, the position was only part-time, and the other four employees in the office had to cover the front desk during the latter part of the business day.

19 Jul 2013 (All day)

Morgan County’s new food pantry directors, Julie Miller and her assistant David Miller, started July 1.

19 Jul 2013 (All day)

Since annual biking and running events such as Ragnar and the Tour de Utah are creating a huge impact on Morgan County residents, some Morgan County Council members are asking for more control of the mass gatherings.

19 Jul 2013 (All day)

Morgan County’s capital plans from years ago were so far-reaching that they haven’t been able to spend impact fees on the desired big-ticket items.  In response, the Morgan County Council repealed impact fees for fire, emergency medical services and police until a new capital facility plan can be created.

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.  

28 Jun 2013 (All day)

After Alvin Lundgren vacated his four-year seat on the Morgan County Planning Commission, the Morgan County Council appointed Mountain Green resident David Sawyer for the remainder of his term.

28 Jun 2013 (All day)

2013 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for June 16 to June 22 with a total of 158 calls

28 Jun 2013 (All day)

A recreation agreement among Morgan City, Morgan County and Morgan County School Board has delayed again, much as it has in the past year and a half, this time over the debate of how the entities should share deductibles and claims in the face of a lawsuit.

26 Jun 2013 (All day)

Morgan voters went to the polls yesterday and voted down the proposed vote local levy by a wide margin. 2,485 votes were cast, a 45% voter turnout. 885 (36%) were cast in favor and 1,600 (64%) voted against. The vote was fairly consistent across all precincts. The breakdown by precinct is as follows:
Precinct                     Voters                 For                          Against
Mountain Green         421            141 (33.5%)            280 (66.5%)
Peterson                      587             213 (36.3%)           374 (63.7%)
Canyon Creek            278              73 (26.3%)            205 (73.7%)
City                               516             198 (38.4%)           318 (61.6%)
North Morgan          437             189 (43.25%)          248 (56.75%)
CC State Senate      188                59 (31.4%)             129 (68.6%)
Croydon                      57                 11 (19.3%)             46 (80.7%)

21 Jun 2013 (All day)

Following months of psychological therapy, Brigham City resident Douglas K. Beesley appeared in court Wednesday with his attorney facing voyeurism charges that originated in Morgan County.  He was granted six months to complete his counseling program.

21 Jun 2013 (All day)

A landowner adjacent to the proposed Mountain Green Village project has offered an alternative route for a future interstate exchange on his property.

21 Jun 2013 (All day)

A Mountain Green resident made his first appearance in Second District Court June 5 in front of Judge Noel S. Hyde facing charges of aggravated sexual abuse of a child.

21 Jun 2013 (All day)

While perfecting the Mountain Green Village PUD master development agreement, the Morgan County Council is grappling with allowing short-term or temporary rentals in the county.

14 Jun 2013 (All day)

After spending a total of $22,000 last year on perfecting addressing records throughout the county, Morgan County is seeking a $10,000 State of Utah Cadastral Grant to create parcel data.

7 Jun 2013 (All day)

The three Morgan County residents named as defendants in a civil lawsuit filed Dec. 31, 2013, say their upcoming answer set to be filed soon with the 2nd District Court will “exonerate all claims.”

31 May 2013 (All day)

Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for May 19 - 25, with a total of 179 calls