Local Government Action

BountifulIn its meeting this week, the City Council:

- Approved a request to develop six lots in the Canyon Creek Estates subdivision in North Canyon. The council required the developer to extend Canyon Creek Drive by 300 feet, build a 70-foot diameter turn-around at the end of the street and extend a fire hydrant line. The developer also will have to dig out North Canyon Creek so it could handle a 100-year storm runoff without overflowing.

- Approved a resident's request to build an unusually long driveway in the Sunset Hollow subdivision. The resident is building a home that will sit about 155 feet from the street and needed the long asphalt driveway to reach the home.

- Awarded a $24,734 bid to Northern Power for three disconnect switches that will replace switches at the city's main substation. Four bids were submitted but the lowest bid of $18,782 did not meet specifications.

- Met in executive session to discuss personnel matters.

Farmington

In its meeting this week, the City Council:

- Swore in council members Jim Parsells, Gary Elliott, and Pat Achter. Parsells and Elliott are new council members, Achter was re-elected to another four-year term.

- Assigned council members to the city's operating committees, reduced from 15 to eight under a reorganization by Mayor Robert Arbuckle.

- Discussed a study showing it will cost between $3,500 and $3,700 per homeowner to extend the city's drinking water system to west Farmington residents if they choose to annex.

- Referred to the park committee for study an inquiry by Burgess Colemere on the city buying some of his land for use as a park.

- Referred to the council's problems/resolution committee an inquiry by Craig Johnson on building a home on his three-acre parcel, which does not have a required second access road.

- Approved a contract to begin automated garbage pickup in the city by July 1.

Sunset City Council

In its meeting this week, the council:

- Presented plaques to the two outgoing council members, Joyce Browning and James D. Martin. Browning read a humorous poem outlining her four years of service as the first woman ever to serve on the council, while Martin expressed appreciation for his leadership experiences. Mayor Norm Sant thanked both former council members for their hard work.

- Three council members - Carol Bellmon, James D. Bridges and Scott Mikesell - took the oath of office. Bellmon is new to city government, while Bridges previously spent six months on a past council after a vacancy opened. Mikesell has served on the council for 16 years.

- Heard a report on a chimney fire in the city on Dec. 27 at the Nagel residence. Mayor Sant thanked the firefighters for saving the house from major damage.

- Postponed a review of the annual audit report until the next meeting on Jan. 21.