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11 Oct 2013 (All day)

In the Morgan City Council meeting this week, City Attorney Gary Crane reported that the State of Utah has established a canal safety commission and is considering taking action on canal safety.  After canal problems that have caused loss of property and life, the state is considering ways to improve safety, including potentially a water tax, a tax on new developments, or the state approving any new developments that take place next to the canals.

11 Oct 2013 (All day)

This week the Morgan City Council approved providing access to a $642,000 no-interest loan from the USDA to the developer of a new hotel in Morgan City.  The developer has already obtained nearly $5 million in funding on their own.  This was the final step needed in the agreement with the city and the developer to facilitate the building of the hotel.  

11 Oct 2013 (All day)

Morgan County Council thinks their quandary with getting high-speed internet to the county as well as their struggles with Lost Creek being shed as a state park would be good fodder for a local television program.

11 Oct 2013 (All day)

After almost a year of work, the Morgan County Council has been handed a draft of a development agreement that could eventually bring thousands of building units and new recreational amenities to the county.

27 Sep 2013 (All day)

With Obamacare on the horizon, Morgan County may not have much to worry about, said Scott Deru of Fringe Benefits.  In fact, Deru predicted a drop in rates for the county as much as 20 percent.

20 Sep 2013 (All day)

Morgan County School Board members want to form an audit committee in an effort to make their budgets and finances more transparent to the community, but are still developing the details.

20 Sep 2013 (All day)

A two-year tussle among Morgan County, Morgan City and the Morgan County School District over an interlocal recreation agreement may be grinding to a hault.  On Tuesday, the Morgan County Council approved an agreement that specifically spelled out liability responsibilities for the three parties.

13 Sep 2013 (All day)

In the absence of ordinances long since repealed, Morgan County officials are considering a new flexible subdivision ordinance that would make way for the clustering of building lots and preservation of open space.

30 Aug 2013 (All day)

Local attorney allowed to continue practicing law, Local attorney allowed to continue practicing law, Markham jailed for aggravated assault

30 Aug 2013 (All day)

Consultant Matthew Godfrey with Better City said Morgan County’s economic development future could lie in courting the shooting sports industry.  The move would accompany an overall recreation push for the county’s future.

16 Aug 2013 (All day)

While the Morgan County Council debates the exact wording in a new ordinance, residents are being put on notice that their addresses must be clearly identifiable from the road.

16 Aug 2013 (All day)

The effects that Garth Day’s malfeasance had on the budget is likely behind Morgan County, according to the 2012 audit presented last week.

16 Aug 2013 (All day)

The Morgan County Council has made moves to have the Utah State Second District Court take over funding and administration of its Morgan County location.  Now, the county will not have to pay for an employee to function as the Second District Court clerk in the county clerk’s office.

16 Aug 2013 (All day)

After exhausting every option available to them, the Morgan City Council approved a conditional use permit for the Alpha Counseling and Treatment center.

2 Aug 2013 (All day)

The Morgan County Council is on the lookout for residents being inappropriately taxed for telecommunications on their cell phone bill.

2 Aug 2013 (All day)

Due to an uptick in development activity, the Morgan County Council approved a full-time secretary position through the end of the year for the planning development department.  Previously, the position was only part-time, and the other four employees in the office had to cover the front desk during the latter part of the business day.

19 Jul 2013 (All day)

Morgan County’s new food pantry directors, Julie Miller and her assistant David Miller, started July 1.

19 Jul 2013 (All day)

Since annual biking and running events such as Ragnar and the Tour de Utah are creating a huge impact on Morgan County residents, some Morgan County Council members are asking for more control of the mass gatherings.

19 Jul 2013 (All day)

Morgan County’s capital plans from years ago were so far-reaching that they haven’t been able to spend impact fees on the desired big-ticket items.  In response, the Morgan County Council repealed impact fees for fire, emergency medical services and police until a new capital facility plan can be created.

28 Jun 2013 (All day)

Concerned resident Lily Mecham wrote to Morgan City Mayor Jim Egbert about a danger she identified.  She worried about the Riverside Park playground and splash pad being so close to the river.  

28 Jun 2013 (All day)

After Alvin Lundgren vacated his four-year seat on the Morgan County Planning Commission, the Morgan County Council appointed Mountain Green resident David Sawyer for the remainder of his term.

28 Jun 2013 (All day)

2013 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for June 16 to June 22 with a total of 158 calls

28 Jun 2013 (All day)

A recreation agreement among Morgan City, Morgan County and Morgan County School Board has delayed again, much as it has in the past year and a half, this time over the debate of how the entities should share deductibles and claims in the face of a lawsuit.

26 Jun 2013 (All day)

Morgan voters went to the polls yesterday and voted down the proposed vote local levy by a wide margin. 2,485 votes were cast, a 45% voter turnout. 885 (36%) were cast in favor and 1,600 (64%) voted against. The vote was fairly consistent across all precincts. The breakdown by precinct is as follows:
Precinct                     Voters                 For                          Against
Mountain Green         421            141 (33.5%)            280 (66.5%)
Peterson                      587             213 (36.3%)           374 (63.7%)
Canyon Creek            278              73 (26.3%)            205 (73.7%)
City                               516             198 (38.4%)           318 (61.6%)
North Morgan          437             189 (43.25%)          248 (56.75%)
CC State Senate      188                59 (31.4%)             129 (68.6%)
Croydon                      57                 11 (19.3%)             46 (80.7%)

21 Jun 2013 (All day)

Following months of psychological therapy, Brigham City resident Douglas K. Beesley appeared in court Wednesday with his attorney facing voyeurism charges that originated in Morgan County.  He was granted six months to complete his counseling program.

21 Jun 2013 (All day)

A landowner adjacent to the proposed Mountain Green Village project has offered an alternative route for a future interstate exchange on his property.

21 Jun 2013 (All day)

A Mountain Green resident made his first appearance in Second District Court June 5 in front of Judge Noel S. Hyde facing charges of aggravated sexual abuse of a child.

21 Jun 2013 (All day)

While perfecting the Mountain Green Village PUD master development agreement, the Morgan County Council is grappling with allowing short-term or temporary rentals in the county.

14 Jun 2013 (All day)

After spending a total of $22,000 last year on perfecting addressing records throughout the county, Morgan County is seeking a $10,000 State of Utah Cadastral Grant to create parcel data.

7 Jun 2013 (All day)

The three Morgan County residents named as defendants in a civil lawsuit filed Dec. 31, 2013, say their upcoming answer set to be filed soon with the 2nd District Court will “exonerate all claims.”

31 May 2013 (All day)

Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for May 19 - 25, with a total of 179 calls

24 May 2013 (All day)

A Morgan County Councilman provided the Morgan County School District with up-to-date information regarding potential residential development.

17 May 2013 (All day)

2013 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for May 5 - 11, with a total of 146 calls

17 May 2013 (All day)

About 85 residents will have to officially change their addresses after the Morgan County Council voted to clear up glaring addressing discrepancies.

17 May 2013 (All day)

As plans for 533 dwelling units on 105 acres in Mountain Green proceed, residents want to see room for a future interstate exchange that is now missing from the developer’s proposed master plan for the Mountain Green Village Planned Unit Development.  However, some say reserving land indefinitely for a future right of way is not feasible.

17 May 2013 (All day)

Ron Atwood was recently allowed to build one large hangar in the footprint of two smaller 50 foot by 50 foot ones at the Morgan County Airport in Mountain Green.  The change will allow for an additional 15 foot by 50 foot space.  Atwood said the additional space would not only allow him to house three more airplanes in the hangar, but it would also provide more property tax revenue to the county.

17 May 2013 (All day)

Following a change recently approved by the Morgan County Council, all dogs in Morgan County should be licensed every January.  Previously, dog owners licensed their animals anytime, and the license lasted a year from the original licensing date.  

17 May 2013 (All day)

About 85 residents will have to officially change their addresses after the Morgan County Council voted to clear up glaring addressing discrepancies.
“Emergency dispatch has told us we have to stick with one street name,” said Dave Manning, county GIS technician.  

17 May 2013 (All day)

2013 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office 
reports the following activity for
May 5 - 11, with a total of 146 calls

10 May 2013 (All day)

Following questioning from a resident opposed to the upcoming voted local levy, the Morgan County Council weighed in on issues that could affect future tax rates.

10 May 2013 (All day)

A group of residents in support of the school district’s voted local levy has organized a political issues committee registered with the state and launched a website to further their campaign.

3 May 2013 (All day)

After researching the facts, talking to community members and maybe even viewing one of the Morgan County School District’s community presentations regarding the voted local levy, you may be wondering how you can keep an eye on tax rates should the levy pass.

26 Apr 2013 (All day)

Building permits are on the upswing according to a quarterly review of the county planning and building department.

26 Apr 2013 (All day)

The Morgan County Council voted to approve a text amendment that would allow the Morgan County Planning and Building Department services to clear five inactive applications from their books.

19 Apr 2013 (All day)

It was standing room only Tuesday when the Morgan City Planning Commission unanimously denied a conditional use permit for a residential group home.  More than 90 residents crowded the council chambers, where Alpha Counseling and Treatment presented plans for a group home for “disabled youth suffering from autism, Asperger’s syndrome and similar challenges” at 535 Derrick Circle.

12 Apr 2013 (All day)

Morgan County Farm Bureau members are warning government officials about many issues, chief among them the abuse of green belt designations within the county.

12 Apr 2013 (All day)

Delinquent tax payments benefit school district

12 Apr 2013 (All day)

Government officials from both agencies seem to agree that future economic development of both Morgan City and Morgan County is best trusted in Matthew Godfrey’s hands.  

5 Apr 2013 (All day)

The city council approved Councilmember Betz's proposal that the city take responsibility for organizing the Fourth of July celebration in the county.  Betz informed the county that without some action by the city the Fourth of July celebration was in jeopardy.