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9 Nov 2012 (All day)

Assistance: Enterprise, (4)Morgan City, (2)Mtn Green; 

9 Nov 2012 (All day)

In the wake of charges facing a local business owner, Morgan City is reviewing its business license application.

9 Nov 2012 (All day)

In both of Morgan’s only contested local races, the incumbents came out on top—so far.  In the Morgan County School Board Precinct 1 race, Jody V. Hipwell beat out opponent Lydia Nuttall by just 23 votes.  Although the final count Tuesday was 418 to 395, county officials are waiting until Nov. 20 to count all absentee and provisional ballots.  Precinct 1 has 28 provisional ballots and 12 absentee ballots, or 40 votes that could still make a difference.  

2 Nov 2012 (All day)

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for Oct. 21- 27, with a total of 139 calls

26 Oct 2012 (All day)

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for October 14th thru October 20th, with a total of 151 calls

26 Oct 2012 (All day)

The way recreation programs are handled by the city, county and school board may be changing in the near future.  Changes could affect the annual 4th of July celebration. 

19 Oct 2012 (All day)

Bios of candidates

19 Oct 2012 (All day)

Many view Morgan County as a sleepy town slightly removed from the crime and drugs along the Wasatch Front.  But Interstate 84 makes sure the county is on the footpath of many criminals travelling to and from other locations.

5 Oct 2012 (All day)

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for Sept. – 29, with a total of 112 calls

5 Oct 2012 (All day)

After hiring a facilities director, the council unanimously voted to combine five departments and eliminate three supervisor positions.

5 Oct 2012 (All day)

Although down a planning and development director, the Morgan County Planning and Development Services department is hopping. 

5 Oct 2012 (All day)

In the name of public safety, the Morgan County Council is ready to take on pesky address issues, including involving city officials.

5 Oct 2012 (All day)

Mike Waite is the newest full-time Morgan County employee, accepting the newly created county facilities manager position.  When the job description was created in June, the Morgan County Council envisioned the position would oversee the county’s parks, road, weed, fairgrounds, and building and grounds departments.

28 Sep 2012 (All day)

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for Sept. 16 - 22, with a total of 137 calls

28 Sep 2012 (All day)

In the middle of real estate negotiations with the Morgan County School District, Morgan County officials said they were wrongly cut off.

28 Sep 2012 (All day)

The Morgan County Council hopes to change the “anti-business” reputation it seems to have.

21 Sep 2012 (All day)

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for Sept. 9-15, with a total of 143 calls

21 Sep 2012 (All day)

Although the Morgan County Council prepared an offer to purchase the former bus garage property on State Street, the Morgan County School Board decided to accept  another offer from a commercial entity.

14 Sep 2012 (All day)

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for September 2- 8, with a total of 100 calls:

14 Sep 2012 (All day)

Saturday afternoon the public met to break ground on a brand new building for the Morgan Health Center and the staff and residents couldn’t be happier. 

7 Sep 2012 - 15:57

The Morgan County Council has agreed to purchase the former bus garage on State Street from the Morgan County School District for an undisclosed amount to be paid over a three-year period.
The facility will be used as storage for various county equipment including sheriff department and emergency vehicles. Presently, a majority of such equipment, valued at several hundred thousand dollars, is stored outside and subject to weather deterioration.
Chairwoman Tina Kelley cast one of two opposing votes, saying the county had other financial priorities such as replacing a boiler for the county building.

7 Sep 2012 - 15:53

The Morgan County Council has agreed with moving forward on hiring someone to help with the county’s economic development goals.
"We have difficulties in the county," Councilman Lyle Nelson said. "We are hailed as the county that is difficult to do business in, or get a business started in. I have heard horror stories of those that gave up trying."
He said the answer to turning that around is to hire at least a part-time economic development director or consultant.
"We need someone on our side that can actively recruit," Nelson said. "We need to put some money into someone here consistently that answers the phone."

24 Aug 2012 (All day)

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for August 12 - 18, with a total of 89 calls

24 Aug 2012 (All day)

An economic development attorney has asked Morgan County to shake off the webs and dust that has collected on its Redevelopment Agency created in the days of Garth Day and kick things into gear again.

17 Aug 2012 (All day)

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for August 5th thru August 11th, with a total of 109 calls:

17 Aug 2012 (All day)

Public comment was split nearly evenly Tuesday evening on whether or not the Morgan County School Board should raise taxes to provide the district with $100,000 in contingency funds.

17 Aug 2012 (All day)

In the throws of budget turmoil, the Morgan County School District is motivated to sell its old bus garage property on State Street. Superintendent Ken Adams said there has been interest in outside parties purchasing the commercial property, including renewed interest from Morgan County.  The school board went into executive session Tuesday to discuss real estate negotiations with the county.  They planned to have something in writing for the Morgan County Council to consider during their Aug. 21 meeting.

17 Aug 2012 (All day)

Soon after parents buy the new school clothes, pack the backpacks, and pay registration fees, they will be facing another school-related expense: new taxes.  On a split 3-2 vote, the Morgan County School Board narrowly passed a tax that will increase the property tax on a $200,000 home $14.96 a year. 

10 Aug 2012 (All day)

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for July 29th thru August 4th, with a total of 132 calls

3 Aug 2012 (All day)

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for July 22nd thru July 28th, with a total of 120 calls:

3 Aug 2012 (All day)

Matthew Godfrey, Morgan City’s economic development consultant, is “very confident” he has found a developer who wants to build a hotel in the area.  However, Godfrey says a letter from the Morgan County Council supporting improvements along the banks of the Weber River near Como Springs and the county fairgrounds would go a long way in bringing a hotel project to fruition.

27 Jul 2012 (All day)

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for July 15th thru July 21st, with a total of 115 calls

20 Jul 2012 (All day)

The Morgan School District’s financial situation is so complicated, it is going to take a combination of many options to solve, or even squeak by from year to year, school board members agreed.  The solution rests on raising taxes, a voted leeway, and possibly even more cuts that could directly affect the classroom.

17 Jul 2012 (All day)

Local business owner Melvin Lee Kellogg, 36, was arrested Monday for a failure to register violation as well as being in a “protected area.” 

17 Jul 2012 (All day)

Scott Logan Gollaher, 53, was booked into the Weber County jail without bail on 10 counts of possession of child pornography and one count of sodomy of a child. 

16 Jul 2012 (All day)

Click on the image below to download a copy of the Morgan County Fair Book

16 Jul 2012 (All day)

Within the last week, the Sheriff’s Office completed two extensive separate investigations involving two registered sex offenders. As a result of these investigations, two adult males were arrested and booked into the Weber County jail on separate charges. On behalf of the Sheriff’s Office, we would like to extend our thanks to all of the agency’s that assisted in the arrest of Scott Gollaher.

13 Jul 2012 (All day)

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for July 1-7, with a total of 157 calls

6 Jul 2012 (All day)

Two weeks after voting to delay a property tax increase, the Morgan County School Board is reconsidering.  They have set a July 12 date to hold a public meeting, where they may vote to move forward with raising taxes as early as this November in order to build a contingency fund into the district’s budget.

6 Jul 2012 (All day)

After nearly two years of work, donations from many of Morgan’s businesses and residents, meetings, design, and planning, the splash pad is nearly complete.  The city just missed having the splash pad ready for the 4th of July celebrations, but is now just days away from having the project ready for use.

6 Jul 2012 (All day)

District begins WSU rental fee, lease for energy savings
A revenue shortage has the Morgan County School District thinking creatively this year. 

6 Jul 2012 (All day)

At a ceremony just after the flag raising on the fourth of July, individuals from various branches of government in the county gathered to reaffirm their commitment to supporting the families who have individuals serving in the armed services.  “We owe it to our veterans, we owe it to those who are serving our county and protecting us,” said Mayor Egbert.  

29 Jun 2012 (All day)

Morgan City is the first recipient of a new award from the Utah National Guard.   Colonel Brown told the city, “I am so thankful to the city for what you have done in helping my family out with our utilities and just knowing that they were safe here in this small community.”

29 Jun 2012 (All day)

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for June 17th thru June 23rd, with a total of 147 calls

29 Jun 2012 (All day)

The county will pay to immunize employees that deal with “blood situations” against Hepatitis B. 

29 Jun 2012 (All day)

Although subdivisions developers are still required to improve infrastructure along existing county streets, small subdivision developers may catch a break with a recent code amendment. 

29 Jun 2012 (All day)

New city council member Michael L. Kendell was sworn in on Tuesday at the city council meeting.  Kendall is replacing council member Lynn Mickelsen, who recently passed away.  

29 Jun 2012 (All day)

Jody V. Hipwell and Lydia Nuttall will proceed to the November election for the Morgan County School Board District 1.  Hipwell received the most votes at 86, while Nuttall came in with 67.  With 43 votes, Tina Cannon was eliminated after the primary election.

22 Jun 2012 (All day)

Jody V. Hipwell and Lydia Nuttall will proceed to the November election for the Morgan County School Board District 1.  Hipwell received the most votes at 86, while Nuttall came in with 67.  With 43 votes, Tina Cannon was eliminated after the primary election.