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Farmington City Council

At its meeting last week, the Farmington Council:

- Approved a revised street vacation ordinance.

- Approved a proposal to schedule a fall harvest festival Nov. 1-4 at Pioneer Village, in cooperation with Lagoon.

- Discussed a city policy on sharing costs of fencing around the city cemetery with adjacent homeowners.

- Set a joint meeting with the city planning commission to discuss the council's philosophy on growth and development for 7 p.m. on Feb. 17.

- Agreed to appoint an outside auditing agency to study the city fire department's response to a December house fire, including a study of the city's fire equipment and water pressure.

Davis County

At its meeting last week, the Davis Council of Governments:

- Appointed Clinton Mayor DeMar Mitchell and Bountiful Mayor John Cushing as COG representatives to the Wasatch Front Regional Council. Alternate members are Farmington Mayor Greg Bell and Layton Mayor Jerry Stevenson.

- Appointed County Commissioner J. Dell Holbrook to represent COG on the WFRC's transportation committee. Alternate is Centerville Mayor Priscilla Todd.

- Appointed Sunset Mayor Carol Bellmon and Woods Cross Mayor Jerry Larrabee to the Community Service Block Grant/Social Service Block Grant advisory board.

- Appointed Farmington Mayor Greg Bell, South Weber Mayor Bill Petty, North Salt Lake Mayor Clare Jones, Fruit Heights Mayor Rich Harvey and West Bountiful Mayor Carl Johnson to the community development block grant evaluation committee.

- Appointed South Weber Mayor Bill Petty, Layton Mayor Jerry Stevenson, West Bountiful Mayor Carl Johnson, and Kaysville Mayor Art Johnson to the COG Inc. board.

Layton

In its meeting last week, the City Council:

- Granted preliminary approval to Forest Park subdivision, 100 lots, east of Snow Creek subdivision and south of Aspen Heights.

- Approved a parcel split by Blair Green, near Cherry Lane and Hillsboro Drive. The split will allow for the construction of two single-family homes and should improve one section of Cherry Lane.

- Approved an escrow extension for Fairfield Park No. 2, located north of the Lindquist Mortuary on Fairfield Road, until June 2.

- Tabled a public hearing on the Meibos family rezone of 28 acres near 3200 W. Gentile, from agricultural to residential, until Thursday, 7:15 p.m.

- Tabled a public hearing on a rezone request by the Adams Company of land at 600 N. and 2200 West until Thursday, 7:10 p.m.

- Held a public hearing and approved a request by Gary Sprouse to rezone 3.39 acres contained in two separate parcels, near 160 S. Flint Street, from residential to agricultural. Sprouse wants to keep racehorses on the property.

- Held a public hearing and approved an amendment to Skyline subdivision, near Gentile and Adams Streets, allowing for three parcels to be added and split in two.

- Approved the appointment of Deborah Recksiek, 688 N. 2575 East, to fill a vacancy on the planning commission.

- Approved a a resolution with ICMA to discontinue city restrictions on the distribution of employee contributions to retirement fund investments.

- Awarded a six-inch sewer line bid for installation on 1100 West, between Gentile and the Smith's warehouses, to the low bidder - Geneva Rock Products, for $64,508.

- Approved a resolution giving the city more power in getting companies to repair city streets properly following excavations.

Sunset

In its meeting last week, the City Council:

- Appointed Mark D. Palmer, Clearfield attorney, as the new Sunset attorney to replace Steven R. Bailey.

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- Reappointed Phil Olmstead as police chief and Ora Clayton as city treasurer.

- Appointed assistant fire chief Rod Bockwoldt as temporary fire chief to replace Jim Dykens.

- Voted not to reappoint Don Holman as city recorder. The city will advertise for a replacement.

- Appointed City Council member Fred Childs as the mayor pro tem.

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