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August 29, 2012

An economic development attorney has asked Morgan County to shake off the webs and dust that has collected on its Redevelopment Agency created in the days of Garth Day and kick things into gear again.

An economic development attorney has asked Morgan County to shake off the webs and dust that has collected on its Redevelopment Agency created in the days of Garth Day and kick things into gear again.

November 1, 2011

Garth Day appeared before Judge Dee Benson on Tuesday for sentencing.  Judge Benson first invited Day’s attorney to speak.  Day’s attorney, Brad Smith spoke and requested that the court deviate from the recommended sentence.  He asserted that when Day came to him on August 27 of 2010 he was a “broken man…He had in effect sold his self respect and honor for money…I have watched him take difficult steps to restore his honor,” said Smith.  Smith asserted that Day had come forward voluntarily once he felt that discovery was imminent, but that he had revealed the full nature of his crimes beyond what was going to be immediately discovered, including a bank loan and a letter of credit of which the county was not yet aware.  

 

September 15, 2011

The county received a report on 2010 finances from their independent auditor.  The auditor reviewed the county’s revenue and expenditures and provided comment on controls and policies in the county government.  The provided comment on the status of the theft from Morgan County by the former council administrator, Garth Day.

 

June 30, 2011

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.

 

April 15, 2011

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.”  

 

March 13, 2011

In documents by The Morgan County News obtained through  a Government Records Access Management Act (GRAMA) request  from the investigation into the actions of Garth Day, the former Morgan County Council Administrator, additional details of the actions of Day were revealed.  

January 1, 2011

The number one story for Morgan County in 2010 was Garth Day.  It seemed that the council administrator position brought controversy with him from the beginning.  First, the position of council administrator, and then the person filling the position became controversial.

The number one story for Morgan County in 2010 was Garth Day.  It seemed that the council administrator position brought controversy with him from the beginning.  First, the position of council administrator, and then the person filling the position became controversial.

December 31, 2010

At a hearing on Monday the county indicated that the prosecution of Garth Day will likely be handed over to federal authorities.  For the past several months the FBI has been investigating the actions of Day in allegedly committing fraud and forgery at the same time as the county investigation has been proceeding.  The FBI has met with county officials, obtained documents of actions by Day, and identified areas for prosecution. 

October 10, 2010

In a night that began with conflict and accusations, Chairman Sid Creager took center stage at the council meeting on behalf of the council to explain, to the extent they are able with the investigation continuing, the events that led up to the charges being filed against Garth Day. Chairman Creager also explained the decision process that brought about the council administrator position to be posted on the county website.

October 10, 2010

The Morgan 2nd District Court gallery was filled to near capacity at Monday’s arraignment for Garth Day as he and his attorneys, Brad Smith and Amy Hugie, entered the courtroom.  Day stood beside his defense lawyers and listened as the presiding judge, Judge Michael DiReda read the long list of charges against him.  Day then confirmed for the judge that he had received a copy of the list of 43 charges against him. 

October 10, 2010

Emotions were running high and rhetoric was strong during the public comment period in the county council meeting on Tuesday. There were many more attendees at the council meeting than usual, and outbursts from the group attending were common. All of the comments related to the recent events surrounding the charges filed against former council administrator Garth Day.

October 1, 2010

Garth Day, former County Council Administrator has been charged with forty three criminal charges.  Day has been being investigated for the past few months, and the investigation has finally reached the point at which charges are being filed.  Day has been served with 38 felony and 5 misdemeanors.  He has been subpeonaed to appear in the Second District Court in Morgan on Monday, October 4, 2010 at 9:00 a.m.

September 25, 2010

Council Members in attendance:  Sid Creager – Chair, Tina Kelly – Vice Chair, Rodney Haslam, Howard Hansen,  Karen Sunday
Absent: Al Lundgren

Council Members in attendance:  Sid Creager – Chair, Tina Kelly – Vice Chair, Rodney Haslam, Howard Hansen,  Karen Sunday
Absent: Al Lundgren
The following items were discussed:
County Council Business
Garth Day – See article Day in Demand on page 7.

September 25, 2010

The following items were discussed:
Scott Gardner/Gardner Development – Proposal to have permits remain valid and transfer of fees paid previously to a new building permit request

The following items were discussed:
Scott Gardner/Gardner Development – Proposal to have permits remain valid and transfer of fees paid previously to a new building permit request

September 25, 2010

Garth Day is the county council administrator for Morgan.  He was hired in June of 2008.  In this role he manages the staff in the non-elected county departments and provides support to the council in their legislative and administrative role. 

 

September 19, 2010

Council Members Attending: Rodney Haslam, Tina Kelley, Sid Creager, Al Lundgren, Howard Hansen, Karen Sunday
Attended by Phone: Donald Mathews

Council Members Attending: Rodney Haslam, Tina Kelley, Sid Creager, Al Lundgren, Howard Hansen, Karen Sunday
Attended by Phone: Donald Mathews
Audit Report
See County Receives Sparks Fly Over Accusations in Council Meeting on Page 1
Public Comment

September 19, 2010

    Garth Day, County Council Administrator tendered his resignation today.  He is required under his employment contract to give ninety days notice.  Day indicated that his last day will be November 1, 2010.  He expressed that he is resigning to “pursue other interests.”  He is giving more notice than required to help the county have time to find a replacement and have a smooth transition. 

September 5, 2010

In a statement at the Morgan County Council meeting on Tuesday, Chairman Sid Creager announced that Morgan County Council Administrator Garth Day had been placed on unpaid administrative leave while an investigation is completed into improprieties with financial accounts. 

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In a statement at the Morgan County Council meeting on Tuesday, Chairman Sid Creager announced that Morgan County Council Administrator Garth Day had been placed on unpaid administrative leave while an investigation is completed into improprieties with financial accounts.