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July 6, 2012

 
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.

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.
April 21, 2012

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.

April 14, 2012

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.

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.

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:

October 25, 2011

The county emergency management director, Terry Turner, reported that FEMA has authorized approximately $98,000 in funding for the county based on expenses for flood control.  The county is required to match 25%, but the volunteer efforts in the county more than covered the 25% match so the county was not required to spend any cash from the budget.  

 

June 30, 2011

 

The return of warmer weather has resulted in the dams in the area flowing over their spillways.  This week Lost Creek, Echo, and East Canyon all began flowing over their spillways.  The cooler temperatures of the last several weeks have, so far, moderated the flooding effects and the rivers are below the peak levels of a few weeks ago.  There remains significant snow pack in the mountains, however, so continued warm weather or significant rainfall could cause flooding again in the county.  Emergency management director, Terry Turner commented that many in the county feel that the danger of flooding is past, but that concern still remains for the next several weeks as the snow continues to melt.

 

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.

 

December 13, 2010

The Morgan ambulance service in the County has a long history helping those in need. In 1943, a fire in a business with an apartment above injured Norma Williams. She and her husband were rescued from the fire, but Morgan had no ambulance service and no medical facility so she was taken to the old post office building on the corner of Commercial Street and 125 North. She waited until the next morning for an ambulance to arrive from Ogden. She was transported to the hospital, but later died.

October 10, 2010

County Council NotCouncil Members Attending: Rodney Haslam, Tina Kelley, Sid Creager, Al Lundgren, Howard Hansen, Karen Sunday, David Mathews

Public Comment
See Hatch Calls For Chairman’s Resignation in Government Section

County Council Business