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Government action

Davis County CommissionIn its meeting Wednesday, June 15, the Davis Commission:

- Acting as the county building authority, approved the sale of $1.16 million in revenue bonds to build the Head Start facility adjacent to the Davis Area Technology Center in Kaysville. The school district will lease the building from the county and pay an additional $40,000 in handling costs for the bond funding.

- Approved a two-lot subdivision on nine acres on west Burke Lane in west Farmington.

- Approved quit claim deeds on two parcels of property in west Syracuse. The property lines on the two parcels extended into the middle of the county-owned road.

- Endorsed the feasibility study supporting construction of a railroad line to serve tourists between Union Station in Ogden and Promontory Point, site of the Golden Spike historic area.

- Approved a $13,900 contract with the Summit Group to held advertise and promote the annual Davis County Fair in August.

In its meeting Monday, June 6, the Davis Commission:

- Approved an improvement lien agreement with Rex Stacy for residential property in Syracuse.

- Approved a list of election judges and registration agents for the June 28 primary.

- Approved a $115,000 contract with the state to provide bailiffs for circuit and district courts in the county for the coming year.

- Approved a $180,000 contract with the state health department to provide health services through the county health department for the coming year.


In its June 14 meeting, the City Council:

- Set a public hearing for Tuesday, June 28, at 7:15 p.m. to consider approving a final statement for community development objectives and projected use of funds for 1994-95; authorized the city manager to sign the final statement.

- Named two parks: Train Watch Park at 250 N. 200 West, Hoggan's Park at 550 N. 230 West.

- Set a public hearing for Tuesday, July 12, at 7:15 p.m. to discuss maintaining the current certified tax rate instead of lowering it, as the state has proposed. Adoption of the fiscal year budget was to take place in this meeting, but the council postponed a decision until the July truth-in-taxation public hearing.

- Approved a tentative 38-cent increase in the monthly residential garbage tipping fee, raising it to $15.42. The increase is tentative, pending approval of the budget.

- Approved a rezone of 33.7 acres at 1850 S. Main St. from 9,000-square-foot lots to 8,000-square-foot lots. Woodside Homes plans to develop the area.

- Authorized Mayor Neldon Hamblin to sign a statement that the city has reviewed Weber Basin Water Conservancy District's proposed $15 million fiscal budget and has no objections.

- Adopted a citizen participation plan that encourages low- to moderate-income residents living in community development block grant-funded areas to be involved with city planning decisions.

- Accepted a low bid from Morgan Asphalt for $9,305 to stripe city streets. The city awarded a one-year contract to the company, with an option for two additional years, based on performance.

- Discussed an incentive awards program to recognize exceptional or outstanding services provided by city employees; made no recommendation.

In a June 7 meeting, the City Council:

- Approved a resolution accepting certification for the city's new justice court, set to open July 1.

- Authorized the mayor to accept the donation of a microwave tower from Hercules Aerospace Company. The tower is adjacent to building A-15 in the Freeport Center.

- Accepted a proclamation for Flag Day, Tuesday, June 14, and set a special city flag ceremony for 6 p.m in front of the city building, 140 E. Center Street.

- Received the audit report from Sellers, Ulrich and Associates for the 1992-93 fiscal year and found no discrepancies.


In its June 14 meeting, the City Council:

- Heard from a Chamber of Commerce representative giving overview of agency and asking for funding assistance of $130 per year; made no decision.

- Discussed allowing EMTs who work at city ballgames to respond to local emergencies outside of the parks.

- Gave final approval with stipulations for Olive Wood subdivision at 950 W. 2100 North. Stipulations include adhering to city development standards.

- Reviewed some changes to zoning ordinances that deal with land uses within commercial zones and standards for yard fencing.

- Approved a minor subdivision request from Dean Nelson for property at 892 N. 2000 West.

- Adopted a resolution amending impact building and user fees by increasing water meter fees to reflect installation costs and establishing plan review and road cut fees.

- Adopted the state-recommended certified tax rate, lower than last year's.

- Set a special meeting for Tuesday, June 21, at 7 p.m. to approve the final budget.


In its June 14 meeting, the City Council:

- Appointed a new city attorney, Rich Jones, to replace Keith Stahle, who has served the city for 45 years.

- Heard a proposal for a historical museum; took no action.

- Gave final approval for Brookshire subdivision on 2225 South, east of 1000 West.

- Approved rezoning of 21.65 acres at 700 S. Bluff Road from agricultural to residential.

- Accepted a proposed budget for study. The city wants to retain last year's certified tax rate instead of a lower one proposed by the state and will hold a public hearing to discuss truth in taxation before approving the final budget. The public hearing has not yet been scheduled.

- Discussed proposals for changes in rezoning; referred these proposals back to the planning commission for further input.

West Point

In its June 14 meeting, the City Council:

- Approved a tentative final budget of $872,810, a decrease of roughly $315,000 from last year's budget when the additional money was used for sewer development. The budget reflects a decrease in the certified tax rate.

- Set a public hearing for Tuesday, July 12, at 7 p.m. to consider rezoning property at 700 N. 2000 West from agricultural to residential.

- Approved phase six of Frew Estates, 14 lots at 375 N. 2000 West.

- Requested additional information and tabled final acceptance of sewer project between 1300 North and 300 North, 5000 West and 4500 West until June 21.

- Changed City Council assignments by shifting responsibility for parks and recreation from Councilman Glen Wade to the mayor and city manager, and putting Wade in charge of economic development.

- Recognized city recorder Diane Moss for 40 years of service.

Davis County

In its meeting Wednesday, June 15, the Davis Council of Governments:

- Received copies of a report on domestic violence in the county, prepared by Nelda Bishop of the League of Women Voters. The county has applied for a $240,000 state grant to build a shelter for victims of domestic violence.

- Reviewed the long-range transportation project list drawn up by Wasatch Front Regional Council.

- Deferred to its August meeting a proposal for a three-day training seminar on spotting and correcting drug and alcohol problems in the community, offered by the Utah Federation for Youth.

- Heard a report on tipping fee increases at the county burn plant from waste district chairman Robert Arbuckle.