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Government action


In its Jan. 24 meeting, the City Council:

- Gave preliminary and final site plan approval for a Boston Chicken Market fast-food franchise at 200 West and 500 South. The old B.C. Chicken building (there's no relation between the two companies) on the southwest corner will be demolished and the new building built just to the west of it.

In its Jan. 17 meeting, the City Council:

- Voted to allow construction of a cabinet-making shop at 448 W. 1150 South.

- Recognized retiring police officers Lt. Bill Collard and Sgt. Ira Beal. They have been in the department 25 and 27 years, respectively.

- Adopted a timetable for the 1996-97 budget preparation and adoption. A public hearing on the budget will be held June 12, with the budget adoption on June 19.

Davis County Commission

At its Jan. 31 meeting, the commission:

- Tabled leasing contracts for sites for three cellular telephone towers in the county, pending approval of amendments to the contracts allowing the county to use the towers for its own communications equipment.

In its Jan. 29 meeting, the commission:

- Adopted a campaign finance ordinance, requiring candidates for the county's 11 elected positions to file campaign disclosure documents. All donations over $50 must be listed, with the name of the donor. The ordinance mirrors the state statute.

In its Jan. 24 meeting, the commission:

- Approved contracts with five attorneys totaling just over $200,000 to provide legal services for indigent clients in the county.

- Approved a contract for $86,000 with HHI Construction Co. for renovation of the main floor bathrooms in the county courthouse to comply with federal ADA standards.

In its Jan. 17 meeting, the commission:

- Agreed to review the county's interlocal firefighting contracts after being informed by the U.S. Forest Service that it will no longer battle fires in the foothills above the county for $8,500 annually.

- Approved a $40,000 annual contract with Dr. Dennis Wyman to continue acting as medical director of the sheriff's office paramedic service.


In its Jan. 23 meeting, the City Council:

- Discussed the hazards of the 200 South railroad crossing, where three deaths have occurred in the past few years.

- Set a public hearing for Tuesday, Feb. 13, 7:05 p.m. to consider rezoning 18 acres at 1000 East and 1500 South from residential and manufacturing to multifamily to accommodate a planned apartment complex.

- Revised the city's beer ordinance so it complies with state law in specifying taverns cannot sell beer between the hours of 1 a.m. and 10 a.m. The council declined to allow 24-hour beer sales at retail outlets, retaining the prohibition against such sales between 1 and 6 a.m.

- Appointed Judge Jerald L. Jensen as judge pro-tem for the city.


At its Jan. 23 meeting, the City Council:

- Honored Alan Thurgood, outgoing planning commission member, for his service.

- Listened to a plan by Thur-good to provide funds for a city museum through donations to purchase trees named in a donor's honor along a special memory lane.

- Set a public hearing for Feb. 13, 7 p.m. to rezone land north of 1700 South and between 2500 West and Bluff Road from agricultural to residential.

- Appointed Albert Nance to a four-year term on the Planning Commission.

- Set a public hearing for Feb. 27, 7 p.m. to consider instituting impact fees on secondary water for new development.


In its Jan. 23 meeting, the City Council:

- Approved revisions to the master land use plan. A 15,000-square-foot residential zone has now replaced the 13,000-foot version; an "AE" - agricultural estates zone - was created; and the city's manufacturing zone was doubled in size. The revisions do not affect any current city zoning, however.

- Held a public hearing and approved a rezone of 17 acres at 1593 N. 1000 West by Southridge Development from R-1-10 to R-1-11. The change allows the builder more freedom in averaging lot sizes.

- Purchased another 189 acre-feet of water from the Weber Basin Water Conservancy District, at a price of $132 an acre-foot before the price increase to $175 an acre-foot takes effect. This extra water will meet the city's needs for several years to come.

- Received results of an audit for 1994-95. The city was reported in good condition.

West Point

In its Jan. 23 meeting, the City Council:

- Set a public hearing for Tuesday, Feb. 13, 6 p.m. at West Point Elementary School to consider rezoning 8.5 acres at 3700 W. 1300 North from agricultural to residential.

- Appointed Kirk Hamblin to the remainder of a one-year term on the Planning Commission. He replaces Martin Harder.

- Honored Dora Bybee, former West Point principal and teacher, as citizen of the year for 1995.

- Approved a five-acre lease agreement with the Davis School District for a nature park near West Point Elementary School.