A joint meeting between Farmington City and Davis County officials to discuss the future of Farmington Pond has been rescheduled for a second time, and plans to close the pond temporarily at night have hit a snag.
The joint meeting was originally scheduled for this month, then pushed back to August, and now is scheduled for July 25 to accommodate the schedules of city and county officials.The meeting will be held in the Farmington Municipal Building's council chambers.
Interim plans for putting a sign on the road leading to the pond to restrict access and locking a gate across the road at night to decrease traffic have run into some problems.
The measures were proposed in response to complaints from neighbors about heavy traffic in and out of the pond area and teenagers holding beer parties there at night.
According to information supplied to the council by Farmington Police Chief Jeff Jacobson, his officers could lock the gate at sunset but, since the city does not have a graveyard police shift and the morning shift starts at 7 a.m., the gate could not be unlocked prior to that.
Fishing season opened last month, and anglers generally arrive at the pond between 4:30 and 5 a.m., Jacobson said. Finding the gate locked, the fishermen would probably park their cars on the road and walk in, creating a worse problem, he told the council.