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August 7, 2014

Potholes, patchwork and standing water, oh my!!
The Morgan County Council unanimously approved up to $400,000 in road repairs Tuesday, getting a solid start on a much-needed road repair and maintenance program in the county.
As many as 11 projects totaling 4.1 miles of county roads are on the list, ranked in order by the county facilities director and contracted engineer.
“The council had no input on the areas that are being worked on.  It is not a political thing,” said Morgan County Councilman Robert Kilmer.  “It is strictly based on a professional analysis of what needs to be fixed first.”

Potholes, patchwork and standing water, oh my!!
The Morgan County Council unanimously approved up to $400,000 in road repairs Tuesday, getting a solid start on a much-needed road repair and maintenance program in the county.
As many as 11 projects totaling 4.1 miles of county roads are on the list, ranked in order by the county facilities director and contracted engineer.

July 21, 2014

Not every member of the Morgan County Council agrees with putting a transit tax on the ballot, or how the county should fund road repair and maintenance.

Not every member of the Morgan County Council agrees with putting a transit tax on the ballot, or how the county should fund road repair and maintenance.

July 17, 2014

Not every member of the Morgan County Council agrees with putting a transit tax on the ballot, or how the county should fund road repair and maintenance.
“I am not sure if I am in favor of a transit tax,” Morgan County Council Chairman Logan Wilde said.  
The county has been discussing raising sales tax to fund transit, perhaps through an agreement with the Utah Transit Authority (UTA).  That tax must be approved before an additional tax meant to provide funds to repair and maintain county roads could be added to the sales tax increase.
Wilde said he is concerned with the view that passing the transit tax is the only way that could lead to funding county roads.
When he reads the fine print about sales tax for funding roads, Wilde said there are too many stipulations.

Not every member of the Morgan County Council agrees with putting a transit tax on the ballot, or how the county should fund road repair and maintenance.
“I am not sure if I am in favor of a transit tax,” Morgan County Council Chairman Logan Wilde said.  

July 10, 2014

The Morgan County Council will move forward with a request to annex into the Utah Transit Authority’s service area, but not because all council members want the service or approve of raising taxes.  Instead, council members want the public to weigh in on the matter officially by visiting the ballot box.

The Morgan County Council will move forward with a request to annex into the Utah Transit Authority’s service area, but not because all council members want the service or approve of raising taxes.  Instead, council members want the public to weigh in on the matter officially by visiting the ballot box.

May 11, 2014

Peterson may be Morgan County’s next Mountain Green.

Peterson may be Morgan County’s next Mountain Green.

May 11, 2014

As the economy improves, Morgan land owners are “getting their estates in order” and visiting the planning and development offices for rezones.

As the economy improves, Morgan land owners are “getting their estates in order” and visiting the planning and development offices for rezones.

March 23, 2014

In the face of a termination letter sent by the county’s economic development consultant, the Morgan County Council unanimously decided to keep the consultant on board.

In the face of a termination letter sent by the county’s economic development consultant, the Morgan County Council unanimously decided to keep the consultant on board.

February 8, 2014

In the last five years, Morgan County has employed four different individuals in its top planning spot.  Tired of the turnover and desiring top notch planning expertise, the Morgan County Council discussed Tuesday the open planning and development director position left vacant when Charlie Ewert accepted a planning position in Weber County last week.

In the last five years, Morgan County has employed four different individuals in its top planning spot.  Tired of the turnover and desiring top notch planning expertise, the Morgan County Council discussed Tuesday the open planning and development director position left vacant when Charlie Ewert accepted a planning position in Weber County last week.

February 1, 2014

The issues surrounding the interlocal recreation agreement tossed around for years among Morgan County, Morgan City and the Morgan County School District may actually be coming to an end now that the school district has removed a claims and liabilities section.

County approves interlocal recreation agreement

December 28, 2013

Compared to past years of financial woes, news for the 2014 Morgan County budget is good.  The year 2013 saw a $4.9 million general fund budget while 2014 is anticipating a $5.3 million budget.

Compared to past years of financial woes, news for the 2014 Morgan County budget is good.  The year 2013 saw a $4.9 million general fund budget while 2014 is anticipating a $5.3 million budget.
“We are in a good situation,” Councilman Lyle Nelson said.

November 9, 2013

Council advises on water concerns

Council advises on water concerns
Amid public concern that there is not enough water for future development plans, one Morgan County Councilman made some suggestions.

October 8, 2013

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.

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.

September 1, 2013

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

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

August 3, 2013

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.

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 impa

July 8, 2013

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.

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.

June 6, 2013

A Morgan County Councilman provided the Morgan County School District with up-to-date information regarding potential residential development.

A Morgan County Councilman provided the Morgan County School District with up-to-date information regarding potential residential development.
Councilman Robert Kilmer told the district that 453 building lots have been platted, approved, and “ready to dig a hole and put a house on them.”  

April 29, 2013

The Morgan County Council voted to approve a text amendment that would allow the Morgan County Planning and Building Department services to clear five inactive applications from their books.

The Morgan County Council voted to approve a text amendment that would allow the Morgan County Planning and Building Department services to clear five inactive applications from their books.
The amendment would allow staff to procedurally deny applications after six months of inactivity.  

April 15, 2013

The Morgan County Council is voicing their opinions on development plans dubbed the Mountain Green Village.

The Morgan County Council is voicing their opinions on development plans dubbed the Mountain Green Village.

April 15, 2013

The county is checking accounting procedures and considering lump sum annual payments from the city for future ambulance service instead of monthly bills.

The county is checking accounting procedures and considering lump sum annual payments from the city for future ambulance service instead of monthly bills.

March 15, 2013

Morgan County Council members are praising Morgan City’s efforts to hire an event coordinator for the annual 4th of July celebration at Riverside Park, but is stopping short of promising money toward the coordinator’s paycheck.

Morgan County Council members are praising Morgan City’s efforts to hire an event coordinator for the annual 4th of July celebration at Riverside Park, but is stopping short of promising money toward the coordinator’s paycheck.

February 21, 2013

When Morgan City and Morgan County came together last week to discuss the future of the ambulance department, fire protection, recreation department and 4th of July celebration, the debate centered on the effectiveness of interlocal agreements as well as the moral and legal ramifications of those agreements.

When Morgan City and Morgan County came together last week to discuss the future of the ambulance department, fire protection, recreation department and 4th of July celebration, the debate centered on the effectiveness of interlocal agreements as well as the moral and legal ramifications of those agreements.

January 4, 2013

Despite rumors, the county is not likely to add a municipal services fund line item to its general fund any time soon.

Despite rumors, the county is not likely to add a municipal services fund line item to its general fund any time soon.

December 18, 2012

Following the untimely death of Morgan County Councilman Don Mathews, the county is seeking to fill his vacancy representing District 5 in the North Morgan area.

Following the untimely death of Morgan County Councilman Don Mathews, the county is seeking to fill his vacancy representing District 5 in the North Morgan area.

December 18, 2012

The interlocal agreement among the city, county, and school board that governs recreation programs in the county is in place, but on shaky ground.

The interlocal agreement among the city, county, and school board that governs recreation programs in the county is in place, but on shaky ground.

November 20, 2012

The way recreation programs are handled by the city, county and school board may be changing in the near future.  Changes could affect the annual 4th of July celebration. 

The way recreation programs are handled by the city, county and school board may be changing in the near future.  Changes could affect the annual 4th of July celebration. 

November 10, 2012

Bios of candidates

County Council District #3 - Robert Kilmer
1.  You are involved in an unopposed race.  What do you think of running unopposed?
I would always prefer that the people have a choice when it comes to electing our government leaders.

October 11, 2012

The Morgan County Council hopes to change the “anti-business” reputation it seems to have.

The Morgan County Council hopes to change the “anti-business” reputation it seems to have.

October 11, 2012

The Morgan County Council granted a tax abatement to Loydene Berg, who recently lost her home in a tragic fire.

 
County abates taxes on home lost to fire
The Morgan County Council granted a tax abatement to Loydene Berg, who recently lost her home in a tragic fire.

October 10, 2012

After a successful first year hosting a women’s biking event in Morgan County, Wildflower Pedalfest organizers donated proceeds to the county’s food bank and Sub for Santa funds with promises for additional donations in years to come.  However, talk of future biking events stirred some controversy in a recent Morgan County Council meeting.

After a successful first year hosting a women’s biking event in Morgan County, Wildflower Pedalfest organizers donated proceeds to the county’s food bank and Sub for Santa funds with promises for additional donations in years to come.  However, talk of future biking events stirred some controversy in a recent Morgan County Council meeting.

October 4, 2012

The Morgan County Council has agreed to purchase the former bus garage on State Street from the Morgan County School District for an undisclosed amount to be paid over a three-year period.
The facility will be used as storage for various county equipment including sheriff department and emergency vehicles. Presently, a majority of such equipment, valued at several hundred thousand dollars, is stored outside and subject to weather deterioration.
Chairwoman Tina Kelley cast one of two opposing votes, saying the county had other financial priorities such as replacing a boiler for the county building.

The Morgan County Council has agreed to purchase the former bus garage on State Street from the Morgan County School District for an undisclosed amount to be paid over a three-year period.

July 6, 2012

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.

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.

July 6, 2012

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

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

June 5, 2012

The Morgan County Council approved studying the reorganization of several departments, including the parks, road, weed, fairgrounds, and building and grounds departments.

The Morgan County Council approved studying the reorganization of several departments, including the parks, road, weed, fairgrounds, and building and grounds departments.

June 5, 2012

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.

No pressure for county employees to volunteer

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.

April 21, 2012

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

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

Public Comment

One of the youth in the county expressed the desire for a splash pad in the county.

March 17, 2012

Have you ever considered how you could make a difference in Morgan County?  Now is your chance.  This year there will be elections for three council seats and three school board seats in the county.  While the presidential election may be catching all of the headlines, the local positions in Morgan County have, perhaps, a greater effect on life in the county than any of the national seats.  The following positions are up for election on the county council:

January 16, 2012

 

Council Business:

Member Kilmer reported that the recreation board is working with City Council member Ray Little to install safety netting at the ball parks.  

Council Business:

Member Kilmer reported that the recreation board is working with City Council member Ray Little to install safety netting at the ball parks.  

January 16, 2012

In a close, four to three, vote Tina Kelley was re-elected as Morgan County council chair.  The discussion to select a new chair opened with Member Ned Mecham nominating Don Mathews for the position.  Member Kilmer seconded it.  Member Nelson raised concerns about Member Mathews travel schedule.  Mathews has attended meetings by phone several times over the past year as his work has required travel.  Member Mathews indicated that his schedule is changing and he would be present at all but one meeting in the next year.  Nelson also expressed concern about whether Mathews had time to serve the hours necessary to fulfill the duties of council chair.  Member Nelson nominated Council Chair Tina Kelley for a second term.  The council then voted and Kelley was re-elected to serve a second term by the narrow margin. Member Mathews was voted in as Vice Chair of the Council unanimously.  

In a close, four to three, vote Tina Kelley was re-elected as Morgan County council chair.  The discussion to select a new chair opened with Member Ned Mecham nominating Don Mathews for the position.  Member Kilmer seconded it.  Member Nelson raised concerns about Member Mathews travel schedule.  Mathews has attended meetings by phone several times over the pas

December 29, 2011

 

“Reality Town” came to Morgan High School on December 6th. Reality Town is a 2 to 3 hour activity, similar to the board game “Life”, the entire 10th grade participated in this annual event, which has been presented to the students and volunteers since 2002,said Emily Rose, Work Based Learning Coordinator. She said, “I think it went really well and the students gained a lot from this experience, and also learned a lot from it.”

The students filled out an “Reality Town Employment Application” that  requires to be completely filled in with following information: personal information; education; employment; references; talents and hobbies, and employment desired. The applications are sent to R.E.A.L. LLC in Lehi, Utah (founders of this program) for processing. The scenarios that are assigned to each student is taken from the job application, but is mainly based on gender and (in years past ) grade point average(GPA). The GPA was not included this year on the application. Each scenario is different as is each student, Mrs Rose feels that these scenarios are scaled fairly with the GPA not a factor.

October 25, 2011

 

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

Absent: Robert Kilmer (attended by phone for a portion of the meeting)

 

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

Absent: Robert Kilmer (attended by phone for a portion of the meeting)

Council Business:

June 23, 2011

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

 

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

May 6, 2011

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

 

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

May 6, 2011

A lively discussion was held at council meeting surrounding proposed actions to mitigate flooding.  After a meeting with County Emergency Manager, Terry Turner, and Weber Basin Water a number of individuals including county council members Kilmer and Kippen and Council Chairman Kelley met with state officials and representatives of the Army Corp. of Engineers to determine next steps.

 

April 26, 2011

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

 

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

April 26, 2011

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

 

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

April 12, 2011

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

 

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

March 26, 2011

 

By Robert Kilmer, Career and Technology Education Director

Throughout the year you can open the newspaper and read about the athletic accomplishments of Morgan High Students.  Morgan has a reputation around the state of being one of the most competitive schools in the state. Very seldom do I go to a meeting around the state when someone does not comment on Morgan High’s accomplishments on the playing field. Many of our athletic programs can and do compete with schools three to four times our size. The students are amazing and have shown over the years a dedication and work ethic that is unsurpassed by other schools in the state.  What you don’t see as often are the accomplishments of the students, athletes, and clubs in the classroom or in educational competitions. While these competitions don’t usually make headlines in the newspapers they still demonstrate the work ethic and accomplishments of Morgan’s students. 

 

By Robert Kilmer, Career and Technology Education Director

March 21, 2011

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

 

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

March 5, 2011

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

 

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

March 4, 2011

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

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

Kevin Edwards – Interlocal Agreement for Tow Dispatch Service

February 27, 2011

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

 

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

February 18, 2011

By Mike Shope, Transportation Director and Robert Kilmer, District Transportation

For more than half a century the Morgan School district bus facility has been located on State Street between Larry’s Spring Chicken Inn and Steph’s Drive-in.  Before dawn each morning, you see the parking lot full of buses warming up and getting ready for a day of transporting students. There is a precession of buses leaving in every direction alerting citizens that school will soon be in session. 

By Mike Shope, Transportation Director and Robert Kilmer, District Transportation

February 10, 2011

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

Public Comment
Larry Hatch thanked all of the council for their service.  He requested that the council consider carefully the appointment of a chairman.

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

Public Comment
Larry Hatch thanked all of the council for their service.  He requested that the council consider carefully the appointment of a chairman.

County Council Business

January 1, 2011

The November election is story number two.  2010 will likely be a pivotal year for politics in Morgan County.  Four of the seven seats on the council were up for election.  A fifth seat changed due to the resignation of Rodney Haslam.

The November election is story number two.  2010 will likely be a pivotal year for politics in Morgan County.  Four of the seven seats on the council were up for election.  A fifth seat changed due to the resignation of Rodney Haslam.

November 12, 2010

The votes are all tallied and winners declared in the county races. Don Mathews will continue his service on the council representing district five. Mathews beat opponent Austin Turner by forty six votes with 53.4% of the vote. This race had been too close to call until the absentee and provisional ballots were counted.

November 12, 2010

We recently completed ‘mid-term’ elections.  As usual Morgan citizens responded well with a relatively high percentage turn out.  As a community we, like the rest of the nation, were mostly focused on the national scene.  It is, after all, what we see and hear in the news.  Unfortunately, sometimes we do not pay as close attention to what is going on in our own county as we should. 

November 9, 2010

At the finish line of the 2010 Morgan County Elections on Tuesday night, there were many incumbents that crossed the finish line ahead of their competition and will remain in their positions with the county.  Two of those incumbents that voters chose to return to office included Jann Farris as Morgan County’s Attorney who received 67% of the vote and Brenda Nelson as Morgan County Recorder with 58% of the vote.

November 9, 2010

The council met on Wednesday morning and appointed Rhonda Kippen to the county council. Member Karen Sunday moved that Kippen be appointed and Member Al Lundgren seconded the motion. Kippen was appointed with Member Sunday, Lundgren, Kelley, and Hansen voting in favor and Member Mathews and Chairman Creager opposing.

The council met on Wednesday morning and appointed Rhonda Kippen to the county council. Member Karen Sunday moved that Kippen be appointed and Member Al Lundgren seconded the motion. Kippen was appointed with Member Sunday, Lundgren, Kelley, and Hansen voting in favor and Member Mathews and Chairman Creager opposing.

October 16, 2010

When one gets involved in politics in Morgan County it is only a matter of minutes before encountering Larry Hatch.  Hatch is easily the most active person in the County in politics.  He serves as the Chairman for the Republican Party.  Although Hatch clearly communicates conservative values, he has been diligent in ensuring that all voices and all viewpoints be heard, whenever possible.

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.

September 25, 2010

Robert Kilmer is a teacher at Morgan High School.  He came to Morgan fifteen years ago to teach and to live in the beautiful rural environment that is Morgan County.  He currently teaches welding and machine tools, and is the CTE (Career Technology Education) director at Morgan High School. 

Robert Kilmer is a teacher at Morgan High School.  He came to Morgan fifteen years ago to teach and to live in the beautiful rural environment that is Morgan County.  He currently teaches welding and machine tools, and is the CTE (Career Technology Education) director at Morgan High School.  

September 12, 2010

A Meet the Candidate night was held at Mark & Sheila Wilkinson's home on Thursday, September 2.   Larry Hatch and Robert Kilmer, who are opponents in the race for Morgan