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Government action

Davis County CommissionAt its meeting Wednesday, Jan. 27, the Davis Commission:

- Held a public hearing on seven grant requests for federal community development block grant funds.

- Heard a report that 106 business licenses were issued in 1992 by the county, of which 77 were for home occupations. Twenty-four businesses were lost to annexations. The county earned $3,395 in fees from licensing.

- Approved a request for a property tax exemption for the Jesus People Ministry, a church in Layton.

- Approved a joint operating agreement with Weber County to hire an assessor to evaluate the worth of private aircraft owned by county residents. Maximum amount on the contract is $1,200.

- Put out a call to the public for someone to serve as the county's representative on the UTA board. Current board member Arlo Nelson is resigning as of March 1 and the county is looking for a volunteer to fill out the remaining two years of his term.


In its January 26 meeting, the City Council:

- Awarded a certificate of appreciation to Tracy Heun, city recreation director, for her work with the D.A.R.E. program that teaches kids how to deal with drug abuse.

- Honored 20 city firefighters for receiving their Utah State Firefighter Certifications. Thirteen were certified in the firefighter II category and seven in category one.

- Approved a resolution authorizing the appropriation of $8,357 in unclaimed funds secured by the police department toward the purchase of police radios and related equipment.

- Authorized the conversion of one part-time police department position to full-time at an additional cost of $9,400 for the rest of the calendar year.

- Approved resolutions allowing the city's redevelopment agency to study and establish two separate RDA areas in the city, one along the 1700 South corridor going west and another along the 1700 South corridor heading east.

- Approved the city's automatic, mutual aid fire department agreement with Clinton and Sunset cities for another year. The agreement means all three fire departments automatically respond to structure fires in any one of the three cities.


In its Jan. 26 meeting, the City Council:

- Approved its mutual aid fire agreement with Clearfield and Sunset for another year. Fire departments from all three cities auto-matically respond to all structure fires in the area.

- Adopted a resolution authorizing the mayor to be the city representative with the state for transactions involving surplus property.

- Reviewed the five-year capital improvement plan.

- Approved the write-off of all delinquent water bills as bad debt.

- Made adjustments in the general fund budget for 1992-93.

- Tabled decisions on new appointments for vacancies on the planning commission and board of adjustments until the next council meeting.

- Set a public hearing for Wednesday, Feb. 10, 6 p.m. at city hall to discuss the proposed redevelopment area at 2000 W. and 1800 North.

West Point

In its Jan. 26 meeting, the City Council:

- Discussed new appointments to fill one vacancy each on the planning commission and the board of adjustments. Authorized the mayor to contact the individuals who applied for the positions, in order of preference as determined by the council, until both positions are filled.

- Discussed a proposal to remodel and rent the old Big Vern's Service Station next to city hall. A resident wants to establish a hair salon business there. The city would pay for a portion of the improvements in the vacant building, pending future discussions with the business owner.

- Set Tuesday, Feb. 2, 7 p.m., at West Point Elementary as a special meeting to discuss future improvements in Bingham Park. The public is encouraged to attend and offer their suggestions for the property.


In its Jan. 26 meeting, the City Council:

- Held a public meeting on the creation of a special improvement district in the city, but an official public hearing could not be held because of insufficient legal ad-ver-tising for the hearing.

- Reset a public hearing on a redevelopment district for Tuesday, March 9, 7:30 p.m.

- Received a state of the city address from Mayor Michael Garrett.

- Contributed $40 to Jan Twede to attend a music festival with Weber State University .

- Held preliminary council discussions on proposed changes in seven different city ordinances.

- Adopted a resolution supporting the Davis County Commission's effort to create a freshwater lake on the south side of the causeway to Antelope Island.