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22 Jul 2011 (All day)

In a surprise move, Member Ned Mecham brought the issue of the purchase of land adjacent to the fair grounds back to the county council agenda.  Mecham has been a consistent proponent of the purchase of the land, but had been unable to muster the votes necessary to pass the purchase at a price the school board would approve.  

22 Jul 2011 (All day)

After months of negotiations the county reached agreement with the developers of Rollins Ranch.  The developer agreed to complete all identified improvements per the initial development agreement by August 31 and to pay the outstanding tax bill of approximately $23,000.  The county agreed to waive interest and penalties on the unpaid taxes, to take the developer out of default, and to begin issuing building permits once the taxes are paid and the improvements are complete.  

15 Jul 2011 (All day)

 

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for

July 3rd thru July 9th, with a total of 144 calls:

8 Jul 2011 (All day)

 

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for

June 26th thru July 2nd, with a total of 153 calls:

8 Jul 2011 (All day)

he county council has been negotiating with the developers of Rollins Ranch for many months.  The owners of lots in the subdivision are caught in the middle of this ongoing problem of an unfinished subdivision that has not been accepted by the county, but has homes that have been constructed.  

1 Jul 2011 (All day)

 

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for

June 19th thru June 25th, with a total of 134 calls:

1 Jul 2011 (All day)

 

Public Hearing Opening and Adjusting the Current Year Budget

John Lynn – Lynn asked a question about the city’s shortfall vs revenues that had previously been reported.  The council confirmed that they had made adjustments to cover the shortfall.

1 Jul 2011 (All day)

It was a somber atmosphere in the courtroom as Garth Day entered with his attorney, Amy Hugie.  As U.S. Magistrate Judge Samuel Alba read each one of the six charges aloud to him, Day responded with a weak and barely audible whisper.  With each charge presented to the defendant, the judge confirmed that Day understood it and also , understood that the government is required to prove their case against him beyond a reasonable doubt.  Day was also informed that if he changed his plea to guilty, he would waive his rights to a trial and therefore relieve the government from having to prove their case.  In each case Day responded in the affirmative.

24 Jun 2011 (All day)

 

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for

June 12th thru June 18th, with a total of 142 calls:

24 Jun 2011 (All day)

Attending: Chairman Tina Kelley, Members Howard Hansen, Don Mathews, Ronda Kippen, Robert Kilmer, Ned Mecham, Lyle Nelson

17 Jun 2011 (All day)

 

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for

June 5th thru June 11th, with a total of 158 calls:

17 Jun 2011 (All day)

 

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for

June 5th thru June 11th, with a total of 158 calls:

17 Jun 2011 (All day)

 

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for

June 5th thru June 11th, with a total of 158 calls:

17 Jun 2011 (All day)

 

Public Hearing – Final Adoption of Budget

The city water rate is currently based on a 12,000 gallon monthly minimum.  The current rate is $2.00 per 1,000 for the first 12,000 gallons.  The council approved an increase in the rate to $2.25 for the first 12,000.  That is approximately an 11% increase.  For usage over 12,000 gallons per month the current rate is $3.00 per thousand.  This rate will now increase to $3.25.  The council estimates that this will generate an additional $50,000 in revenue per year.  The city plans to use these additional funds for capital improvement projects that will be needed in the next few years.  The city is planning improvements to 700 East and other projects that will need water system updates to be a part of the total package of improvements.  They new water rates will be effective July 1.

The council could not finalize the approval of tax rates.   The county has not yet provided the numbers.  The council continued that portion of the public hearing until the county provides the new rates.

10 Jun 2011 (All day)

 

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

May 29th thru June 4th, with a total of 181 calls:

3 Jun 2011 (All day)

In a letter from Governor Herbert to state employees, the Governor stated, “As you are likely aware, the Utah State Legislature’s recent action on H.B. 328 has generated a review of the State’s 4-10 hour workweek. To comply with legislative mandates and remain within budget constraints, while maintaining customer service, the State of Utah will return to operating hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

3 Jun 2011 (All day)

Morgan resident John Haycock was arrested and booked into Weber County Jail for suspicion of sodomy on a child.  The abuse was reported to have occurred at Haycock’s home on May 13.  

27 May 2011 (All day)

 

The council reported that the city has made the final payment on the city building.

4th of July Committee Report

The fourth of July committee reported to the council.  They reviewed the agenda of events and talked about the many hours volunteered to make the day  a success.  They asked the city for an additional donation to the event and asked for help with the electrical at the park as well as the business licensing.  The council expressed support and committed to help the committee solve the problems they are having.

27 May 2011 (All day)

 

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for

May 15th thru May 21st, with a total of 142 calls:

20 May 2011 (All day)

 

Attending: Chairman Tina Kelley, Members Howard Hansen, Ned Mecham, Lyle Nelson

Absent: Members Ronda Kippen and Robert Kilmer

20 May 2011 (All day)

 

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for

May 8th thru May 14th, with a total of 147 calls:

13 May 2011 (All day)

On Tuesday former county council administrator Garth Day appeared in Federal Court and plead not guilty to six federal counts.  Day made his first appearance in federal court before Judge Sam Alba.

13 May 2011 (All day)

Mayor Egbert reported to the city council on Tuesday that the city is taking action to prepare for potential flooding.  The city contracted with Mecham Brothers to clean the canal near the home of Susan Ralston and also built a dike to try to keep her home from flooding.  The also have placed sand bags in other locations.

13 May 2011 (All day)

The Morgan City Council unveiled its 2011 budget in council meeting on Tuesday and it contained plans to eliminate the city Justice Court.  The city has had preliminary discussions with the county for them to provide this function.

13 May 2011 (All day)

The Morgan City Council unveiled its 2011 budget in council meeting on Tuesday and it contained plans to eliminate the city Justice Court.  The city has had preliminary discussions with the county for them to provide this function.

5 May 2011 (All day)

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for April 24 thru April 30, with a total of 121 calls:

5 May 2011 (All day)

Attending: Chairman Tina Kelley, Members Howard Hansen, Ronda Kippen, Robert Kilmer, Ned Mecham, Lyle Nelson

29 Apr 2011 (All day)

The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) advises motorists and truckers using Interstate 84, as well as local residents in eastern Morgan County, that work will begin on a project to replace the roadway decks of the I-84 bridges over the Union Pacific Railroad at Taggart, Morgan County, beginning this week.

29 Apr 2011 (All day)

 

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. 

29 Apr 2011 (All day)

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for April 17  thru April 23, with a total of 123 calls:

29 Apr 2011 (All day)

In a move that will provide some help for budget shortfalls at the Sheriff’s office, the Morgan City Council determined to contract with the county to have the services of an additional deputy for 84 days during the summer months.  

29 Apr 2011 (All day)

Chad M. Stewart, a Morgan man, arrested for stealing a BMW valued at $40,000 while test driving it and making the salesman get out of the car at  gunpoint. 

29 Apr 2011 (All day)

Chad M. Stewart, a Morgan man, arrested for stealing a BMW valued at $40,000 while test driving it and making the salesman get out of the car at  gunpoint. 

22 Apr 2011 (All day)

The Morgan County Republican party elected new county officers at a well attended organizing convention on April 9 at the Morgan County Courthouse Auditorium.  Outgoing president, Larry Hatch, expressed thanks to the party’s delegates for turning out in very nearly perfect attendance.  It was the county delegates who cast the votes that put the new slate of officers in their respective positions. 

22 Apr 2011 (All day)

In council meeting Member Ned Mecham came out swinging against the animal control building.  Mecham said, “I have talked to people from both ends of this county.  The only ones I hear that are excited about this building is on the county council.  I haven’t talked to one person in this county that think it’s a great idea for the county to go more in debt.  Last year we went one and a half million for the road bond and this is another $600,000 that has been approved for a building for twenty five years.  I haven’t talked to anyone that thinks that this county going into debt is a good thing.  I know if this is put on the ballot, I know that the county would defeat it and I know our budget this year.  I know that the road department is a mess and is going to need to take money out of the general fund.  I know that our Sheriff’s department is going to need money out of the general fund…I know we are going to need more money for the school resource officer.  I know that diesel now is up 30-35% and I know gasoline is up 30-35% which is going to take a lot more money for fuel out of our general fund.  I think it is a disservice to citizens of this county to go further in debt…”

22 Apr 2011 (All day)

Attending: Chairman Tina Kelley, Members Howard Hansen, Don Mathews, Ronda Kippen, Robert Kilmer, Ned Mecham, Lyle Nelson

22 Apr 2011 (All day)

Attending: Chairman Tina Kelley, Members Howard Hansen, Don Mathews, Ronda Kippen, Robert Kilmer, Ned Mecham, Lyle Nelson

15 Apr 2011 (All day)

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for April 3 thru April 9, with a total of 172 calls:

15 Apr 2011 (All day)

Federal charges have been filed against former Morgan County council administrator Garth Day.  Charges were dropped at the state level several months ago as the investigation was turned over to federal officials.  At the time that the case was turned over to federal jurisdiction, County Attorney Jann Farris said, ““My fear is that Garth will be released immediately from the prison [state prison] due to the non-violent nature of his crimes and his lack of a criminal record and prison overcrowding. I do not feel like that would be appropriate considering the damage he has done. In the federal system he will more likely get and serve a significant prison sentence. In my judgment that will be in the best interest of justice.”  

8 Apr 2011 (All day)

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for March 27 thru April 2, with a total of 189 calls:

8 Apr 2011 (All day)

Attending: Chairman Tina Kelley, Members Howard Hansen, Don Mathews, Ronda Kippen, Robert Kilmer, Ned Mecham

1 Apr 2011 (All day)

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for March 20 thru March 26, with a total of 173 calls:

25 Mar 2011 (All day)

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.  

25 Mar 2011 (All day)

011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for March 13 thru March 19, with a total of 203 calls:

25 Mar 2011 (All day)

 

Morgan County has three active political parties:  The Constitution Party, The Democratic Party and the Republican Party. 

In odd numbered years, each of these parties holds an organizing convention.  The main purpose of the convention is to elect county party officers to serve for two year terms.  In the case of the Republican party, we elect a Chairman, a Vice Chairman, a Secretary, a Treasurer and an At Large Member of the State Central Committee.  We call this group of five The Executive Committee.  

The people currently serving in these positions are (Listed in order):  Larry Hatch, Corey Leishman, Bret Haney, Sherm Farnsworth and Jennie Earl.  

Any resident of Morgan County who is willing to affiliate with; and register as a member of the Republican Party, is eligible to run for one of these offices.  If you wish to run for a party office, you will need to be in attendance at the Republican Party Organizing Convention on Saturday, April 9, 2011 at the Morgan County Courthouse Auditorium.  The event will begin with refreshments served at 5:30 p.m. and informal visiting until about 6:00 p.m.

About 6:00 p.m. the party chairman will call the meeting to order.  The main item of business will be the election of officers; however, other business will be conducted as required.  Those desiring to be on the ballot, for any of the five offices listed above, should arrange for someone who is a registered Republican to nominate them.  A second to the nomination is not required, but is allowed if the candidate desires that to be part of his nomination.  Seconds will be counted as part of the candidates two minute introductory speech time.

Voting will be by secret ballot and balllots will be counted by independent judges: meaning the judges will not be members of the party executive committee or county delegates.  

Those voting will be Official County Delegates who were elected at the Precinct Caucus Meetings in 2010, or appointed to fill a vacated delegate position in the case of a resignation or some event that made a delegate ineligible.  

We, the party leaders, hope to have at least two nominees for each of the five positions open for election.  Please see our paid advertisement in this issue of the newspaper.  Thanks for your consideration.   

Larry Hatch  

Morgan County Republican Party Chairman

Morgan

23 Mar 2011 (All day)

The county council autorized a budget of $6,000 to pay members of its Swift Water Rescue Team on Tuesday.  The swift water rescue team was formed to manage an increasing number of incidents on rivers in the county.

23 Mar 2011 (All day)

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for March 11th thru March 17th, with a total of 114 calls

18 Mar 2011 (All day)

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for March 6  thru March 12, with a total of 125 calls:

18 Mar 2011 (All day)

It was a night for sparks to fly again as parks were once again on the agenda at Morgan County Council.