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News Briefs for 12 April 2013

Article Date: 
12 April, 2013 (All day)

Delinquent tax payments benefit school district
The Morgan County treasurer said those owing delinquent taxes in the Mountain Green area are starting to finally pay up after five years.
In the months of January and February of this year, various land owners paid a total of some $450,000 in delinquent taxes.  Of that amount, the school district received a $208,700 distribution.
“There were some big payments here and there, but it was an assortment of many,” Treasurer Bonnie Thomson said.  “There is a lot of action happening in Mountain Green.  As they are selling lots off, they are coming in and paying off taxes” that date to as far back as 2008.
Back taxes must be paid if lots are sold or if a land owner is pursuing any land action in the planning office, Thomson said.
Construction begins on SR-66
Rowser Construction will be performing highway safety improvements from the junction of SR-65 and
SR-66 to East Canyon Resort.  Construction is scheduled to begin April 8, 2013.  The road will be restricted to one lane from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Please expect minor delays.
On  April 15, 2013, construction will begin on SR-66 from the junction of SR-65 to Mile Post 7 (Porterville).  Project is anticipated to be completed by April 25, 2013.  Please remember to give yourself adequate time and drive safely.
If you have any questions or concerns you can contact Rowser Construction at 435-336-4130.
Morgan woman facing federal charges
Lauren Elizabeth Scott of Morgan is one of three defendants facing a June trial on federal charges that she defrauded investors of some $4 million.  
Along with Robert Arthur Reed of Salt Lake City and Gregory Lee Doss of Burbank, Calif., Scott is accused of promoting non-existent wind farm projects in Wyoming and South Dakota.  Scott is charged with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, as well as conspiracy to launder money.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Cheyenne will be prosecuting the three-week trial that begins June 3.
According to federal indictments, the three used aliases and the company names of Mountain State Power Group, Inc.; Mountain State Power, Inc.; and Sovereign Energy Partners.  After being contacted via cold calls, investors mailed in checks for $25,000 or more.
Morgan City Council seats up for grabs in 2013 election
Those wishing to run for the Morgan City mayor’s four-year seat, or three seats on the city council have between June 3 to June 7 to file.  The mayoral position is a four-year seat, as is two other council member positions.  Another two-year council seat is also available.  
Mayor Jim Egbert, Ray Little and Shelly Betz currently fill the four-year positions.  Mike Kendell currently fills the two-year seat.