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29 Oct 2010 - 06:00

There will be four proposals on the ballot for constitutional amendments. The first two were covered last week. This week the other two will be reviewed.

29 Oct 2010 - 06:00

There was some debate on Tuesday night in council meeting about what is likely a relatively innocuous contract. The debate, however, may be a reflection of challenges the county will continue to face when approving contracts.

29 Oct 2010 - 06:00

 Council Members Attending: Tina Kelley, Sid Creager, Al Lundgren, Howard Hansen, Karen Sunday, Don Mathews
Public Hearing for Lease Revenue Bonds
See Article A New Building for the County

29 Oct 2010 - 06:00

In the county council meeting on Tuesday night, the council considered applicants for the district four council position. This position was recently vacated by Member Rod Haslam, who is suffering with health problems. The applicants were Fred Jacobson, Jim Jones, and Ronda Kippen.
Jacobson, Jones and Kippen appeared together before the council and answered questions. The candidates began with a summary of themselves and their qualifications.

22 Oct 2010 - 06:00

Cottonwood area of Mountain Green.
Malan was sited for driving under the influence (DUI), leaving the scene of an injury accident, unsafe lane travel, expired registration, carrying a concealed weapon while intoxicated, and open container.

22 Oct 2010 - 06:00

Council Members Attending: Tina Kelley, Sid Creager, Al Lundgren, Howard Hansen, Karen Sunday, Don Mathews

15 Oct 2010 - 06:00

Kimlyn Porter is a candidate for County Recorder.  The recorder tracks land ownership and changes as well as providing information for the county assessor for taxing.  Porter is running against the current county recorder, Brenda Nelson.

12 Oct 2010 - 19:00

A debate between Morgan County Attorney Candidates Al Lundgren and Jann Farris was held on Tuesday, October 12.  Watch the video of the debate.

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12 Oct 2010 - 06:00

Last Tuesday night a debate was held between the candidates for County Attorney, Al Lundgren and Jann Farris. The debate was moderated by Brent Bowman.

8 Oct 2010 - 06:00

The Morgan 2nd District Court gallery was filled to near capacity at Monday’s arraignment for Garth Day as he and his attorneys, Brad Smith and Amy Hugie, entered the courtroom.  Day stood beside his defense lawyers and listened as the presiding judge, Judge Michael DiReda read the long list of charges against him.  Day then confirmed for the judge that he had received a copy of the list of 43 charges against him. 

8 Oct 2010 - 06:00

Jim Montgomery is a candidate for county council district 2. District   2 runs from the Garnet Drive intersection up to the Peterson Overpass;   this includes all of Peterson up to Smith Creek and through   Enterprise, to and including the West side of Stoddard Lane.
Montgomery is running against Lyle Nelson.

8 Oct 2010 - 06:00

Rod Haslam was elected to the Morgan County Council in the county’s 2008 election.  He began serving his term in office at the beginning of 2009.  In this week’s county council meeting, Haslam resigned from his position after serving for two of the four years in his elected term. 

8 Oct 2010 - 06:00

In a night that began with conflict and accusations, Chairman Sid Creager took center stage at the council meeting on behalf of the council to explain, to the extent they are able with the investigation continuing, the events that led up to the charges being filed against Garth Day. Chairman Creager also explained the decision process that brought about the council administrator position to be posted on the county website.

8 Oct 2010 - 06:00

In the last council meeting the council made the decision to inform Rollins Ranch that they are in default.  Over the past year there has been contact on many occasions between the residents of Rollins Ranch and the county. The subdivision has received neither conditional nor final acceptance since the developer has not completed the required improvements.  Because of this the county is not in a position to offer services to these residents.

8 Oct 2010 - 06:00

Emotions were running high and rhetoric was strong during the public comment period in the county council meeting on Tuesday. There were many more attendees at the council meeting than usual, and outbursts from the group attending were common. All of the comments related to the recent events surrounding the charges filed against former council administrator Garth Day.

8 Oct 2010 - 06:00

1 Oct 2010 - 06:30

Garth Day, former County Council Administrator has been charged with forty three criminal charges.  Day has been being investigated for the past few months, and the investigation has finally reached the point at which charges are being filed.  Day has been served with 38 felony and 5 misdemeanors.  He has been subpeonaed to appear in the Second District Court in Morgan on Monday, October 4, 2010 at 9:00 a.m.

1 Oct 2010 - 06:00

Last week The Morgan County News reported on a Meet the Candidate night.  County Attorney Jann Farris was unable to attend.  Many of the questions were directed to Al Lundgren, candidate for Morgan County Attorney. 

1 Oct 2010 - 06:00

The race for the Morgan County Sheriff seems to be decided as Neil Porter has withdrawn from the race.  Porter contacted the county office on Tuesday and informed them he would be withdrawing from the election, and removed all of his political signs.

1 Oct 2010 - 06:00

It was a divided discussion in the work meeting at the county building on Tuesday night.  The meeting included most department heads in the county as well as nearly all of the elected officials.

24 Sep 2010 - 05:00

Council Members Attending: Rodney Haslam, Tina Kelley, Sid Creager, Al Lundgren, Howard Hansen, Karen Sunday, David Mathews

Public Comment
A citizen commented on the new roads.  The citizen appreciates the quality of the new roads, but would like to see lines striped on the roads more quickly.

17 Sep 2010 - 06:00

The Morgan County News is spotlighting the new teachers in The Morgan County Schools. This is the second of three weeks of the profiles. We hope you get to know the people that teach your children.

3 Sep 2010 - 06:00

Council Members Attending: Rodney Haslam, Tina Kelley, Sid Creager, Al Lundgren, Howard Hansen, Karen Sunday, David Mathews

3 Sep 2010 - 06:00

In a statement at the Morgan County Council meeting on Tuesday, Chairman Sid Creager announced that Morgan County Council Administrator Garth Day had been placed on unpaid administrative leave while an investigation is completed into improprieties with financial accounts. 

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3 Sep 2010 - 05:59

Ned Mecham is a candidate for the County Council at Large B Seat.  He is running against Jeremy Barker.  The entire county votes for the candidates running for the at large seats.  This is the seat currently held by Council Chairman Sid Creager. 

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3 Sep 2010 - 05:50

During  the Morgan County Council meeting on Tuesday, Chairman Creager read an email from the Chairman of the board of appeals, Brad Richards.

20 Aug 2010 - 06:00

Photo -  Back Row: Tom Rogers, Allen Rust, Ward Winchester, Al Morgan, Phil Castel, Mark Wilkinson, Tony Hassel, Robert Poll, Frank Bohman, Fred Bohman, Gene Ercanbrack, Vaughn Carter, Bud Olson, Keith Carrigan, George Hopkins, Bruce Widdison, Wayne Carter, Eddie Morgan Dean Duncan, (Missing Bruce Giles)
Middle Row:  Carolyn  (Porter) Morgan, Linda (Jensen) Roberts, Ann (Carrigan) Miller, Stephanie (Hopkins) Nance, Marsha Ann (Turner) Martin, Connie (Clark), Shannon (Reed) Croft, Mary Beth (Bates) Edwards, Arlene (Head) Taylor, Judy (Olsen) Barker, Sue (Allen) Brooks
Front Row:  Sheila (Redden) Wilkinson, Maria (Chard) Neville, Joan (Simmons) Mortensen, Karel Mae (Butters) Dickson, Nell (Thurston) Nickerson, Cleo Mortensen) Stuart, Happy (Hulet) Fry

Contributed by
Happy (Hap) Hulet Fry

On August 6 and 7 of 2010. Our High School years started when we were in the 7th Grade 1955 through the 12th Grade 1960. So the committee started looking for all class mates from the time we started our High School Years.

20 Aug 2010 - 06:00

Council Members Attending: Rodney Haslam, Tina Kelley, Sid Creager, Al Lundgren, Howard Hansen, Karen Sunday
Attended by Phone: Donald Mathews

20 Aug 2010 - 06:00

The County’s independent auditor reported in his findings in the council meeting on Tuesday.  The first item he reported upon was the Stoddard Bridge project.  Some questions had been raised about whether money had been appropriately handled and the council had asked for a special audit of these funds. 

13 Aug 2010 - 06:00

Anna Tibbits of Morgan won an essay contest put on by the Morgan County Library. Librarian Valarie Hancok gives the award to Anna that a recent council meeting. Looking on is County Attorney Jann Farris.  The Morgan County News is proud to bring it to our readers ...

6 Aug 2010 - 06:00

    Fire Chief Dave Rich presented at the County Council meeting on Tuesday night at the request of Council Chairman Creager.  Rich reported to the council that the fire department had responded to a fire near the county’s television antennae.  As they were travelling to the site, one of the county’s brush trucks repeatedly slipped out of gear causing delays and a safety hazard.

6 Aug 2010 - 06:00

    At the council meeting on Tuesday night, the Clark family presented to the council about a proposal brought to them from UDOT (the Utah Department of Transportation).  UDOT has been working with the Clarks and Morgan City to arrange to trade land in the city’s industrial park to build a new facility to house the State’s road maintenance vehicles and supplies. 

6 Aug 2010 - 06:00

 Council Members Attending: Donald Mathews, Rodney Haslam, Tina Kelley, Sid Creager, Al Lundgren, Howard Hansen, Karen Sunday

6 Aug 2010 - 06:00

    Chairman Creager took about an hour to review the state of the county’s finances in the council meeting on Tuesday night.  The information he shared was intended to prepare the council for the presentation by the independent auditor scheduled for the next council meeting.  It also provided background for the mid year review of the budget where the Council makes adjustments to account for unexpected expenditures and to take into account grants awarded to the county.

6 Aug 2010 - 06:00

    Garth Day, County Council Administrator tendered his resignation today.  He is required under his employment contract to give ninety days notice.  Day indicated that his last day will be November 1, 2010.  He expressed that he is resigning to “pursue other interests.”  He is giving more notice than required to help the county have time to find a replacement and have a smooth transition. 

30 Jul 2010 - 06:00

Blaine Breshears is a long time Morgan resident.  His family moved from West Valley to Morgan in 1979.  Breshears attended school in Morgan and graduated from Morgan High in 1987.

23 Jul 2010 - 06:00

When one gets involved in politics in Morgan County it is only a matter of minutes before encountering Larry Hatch.  Hatch is easily the most active person in the County in politics.  He serves as the Chairman for the Republican Party.  Although Hatch clearly communicates conservative values, he has been diligent in ensuring that all voices and all viewpoints be heard, whenever possible.

2 Jul 2010 - 06:00

    Morgan County officially has a new council member as of 9:00 am Monday morning.  Don Matthews was sworn in as the replacement for David Gardiner for District Five by Stacy Lafitte, county clerk.  Gardiner recently resigned from the position when he moved out of the county.

25 Jun 2010 - 06:00

Monday night in a special session of the county council the applicants for County Council District Five were reviewed.  There were two applicants, Donald Matthews and Austin Turner; both are candidates for this position on the council in the fall election.

25 Jun 2010 - 06:00

The following items were discussed:
Scott Gardner/Gardner Development – Proposal to have permits remain valid and transfer of fees paid previously to a new building permit request

18 Jun 2010 - 06:00

Council Members in attendance:  Sid Creager – Chair, Tina Kelly – Vice Chair, Rodney Haslam, Howard Hansen,  Karen Sunday
Absent: Al Lundgren

18 Jun 2010 - 06:00

Garth Day is the county council administrator for Morgan.  He was hired in June of 2008.  In this role he manages the staff in the non-elected county departments and provides support to the council in their legislative and administrative role. 

18 Jun 2010 - 06:00

The County Council has been handed a challenging situation as they meet in a special session of the council on Tuesday June 21 to fill the council position recently vacated by David Gardiner