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August 9, 2014

The county’s annual audit highlights tight budgets, challenges

The county’s annual audit highlights tight budgets, challenges

July 25, 2014

The full Senate agreed recently to include Senator Mike Lee’s proposal to reform transportation funding in a package of amendments on the Highway Trust Fund. The Transportation Empowerment Act would allow states to keep the vast majority of revenue each raises through the gas tax, making it easier and more effective for communities to develop the transportation system they want and need. 

The full Senate agreed recently to include Senator Mike Lee’s proposal to reform transportation funding in a package of amendments on the Highway Trust Fund.

July 21, 2014

Not every member of the Morgan County Council agrees with putting a transit tax on the ballot, or how the county should fund road repair and maintenance.

Not every member of the Morgan County Council agrees with putting a transit tax on the ballot, or how the county should fund road repair and maintenance.

July 21, 2014

Rather than pursue establishing a municipal service fund similar to that used for garbage collection, the Morgan County Council would rather try to negotiate its agreement with Morgan City to provide ambulance service.

Rather than pursue establishing a municipal service fund similar to that used for garbage collection, the Morgan County Council would rather try to negotiate its agreement with Morgan City to provide ambulance service.<

July 10, 2014

The Morgan County Council will move forward with a request to annex into the Utah Transit Authority’s service area, but not because all council members want the service or approve of raising taxes.  Instead, council members want the public to weigh in on the matter officially by visiting the ballot box.

The Morgan County Council will move forward with a request to annex into the Utah Transit Authority’s service area, but not because all council members want the service or approve of raising taxes.  Instead, council members want the public to weigh in on the matter officially by visiting the ballot box.

June 25, 2014

Some 302 voters determined the outcome for the one school board seat involved in a primary election Tuesday.  The 24.77 percent of 1,219 registered voters in that district eliminated Roland Haslam from the race and sent Ted W. Taylor and incumbent Bruce A. Galbraith on to the November general election.

Some 302 voters determined the outcome for the one school board seat involved in a primary election Tuesday.  The 24.77 percent of 1,219 registered voters in that district eliminated Roland Haslam from the race and sent Ted W. Taylor and incumbent Bruce A. Galbraith on to the November general election.

June 15, 2014

Dalton J. McFall, 24, will be in court June 18 on three counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, three counts of dealing in materials harmful to a minor, one count of unlawful sexual activity with a minor, and one count of lewdness involving a child.

Dalton J. McFall, 24, will be in court June 18 on three counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, three counts of dealing in materials harmful to a minor, one count of unlawful sexual activity with a minor, and one count of lewdness involving a child.

June 15, 2014

A recent Morgan High School graduate will be in court June 18 on charges of attempted murder, aggravated assault, felony discharge of a firearm, and carrying a dangerous weapon under the influence alcohol.

A recent Morgan High School graduate will be in court June 18 on charges of attempted murder, aggravated assault, felony discharge of a firearm, and carrying a dangerous weapon under the influence alcohol.

June 12, 2014

Morgan residents hear President Obama regularly; however, it is not common that President Obama hears Morgan residents.  On May 13, President Obama not only met with a Morgan resident, but also spent time learning from a small group of law enforcement representatives including local man Keith Squires.  

Morgan residents hear President Obama regularly; however, it is not common that President Obama hears Morgan residents.  On May 13, President Obama not only met with a Morgan resident, but also spent time learning from a small group of law enforcement representatives including local man Keith Squires.  

May 31, 2014

The Morgan County Council recently adopted its first comprehensive road maintenance plan.

The Morgan County Council recently adopted its first comprehensive road maintenance plan.
“The community is not happy with the conditions of the roads,” said Morgan County Council Chairman Logan Wilde.  “They are falling apart.”

May 31, 2014

While new taxable property is on the increase in Morgan County—which would benefit Morgan County School District finances—so are requests from large tax payers to adjust taxes downward—which could cause a one-year increase on property taxes.

While new taxable property is on the increase in Morgan County—which would benefit Morgan County School District finances—so are requests from large tax payers to adjust taxes downward—which could cause a one-year increase on property taxes.

May 16, 2014

Four Morgan County sheriff deputies were involved in a high speed chase Friday, May 9, in speeds that reached up to 110 miles per hour.  While a high speed chase on Interstate 84 through Morgan County is not unusual, the fact that four deputies were on duty to handle it was, said Deputy Scott Peay.

Four Morgan County sheriff deputies were involved in a high speed chase Friday, May 9, in speeds that reached up to 110 miles per hour.  While a high speed chase on Interstate 84 through Morgan County is not unusual, the fact that four deputies were on duty to handle it was, said Deputy Scott Peay.

May 2, 2014

While the Morgan County Republican Party cannot endorse candidates in nonpartisan county races, it did not stop them from inviting all local candidates to address party delegates.

While the Morgan County Republican Party cannot endorse candidates in nonpartisan county races, it did not stop them from inviting all local candidates to address party delegates.
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May 2, 2014

Heavy-hitting endorsements are pouring in for a local county resident running for State Senate 18. 

Heavy-hitting endorsements are pouring in for a local county resident running for State Senate 18. 
Utah State Auditor John Dougall, Morgan County Attorney Jann Farris and local businessman John  Barber recently endorsed Lars Birkeland in his campaign for the State Senate seat against opponent and fellow Republican Ann Millner.

May 2, 2014

Bill Cobabe started his job as Morgan County’s new senior planner and zoning administrator Monday, April 28.  

Bill Cobabe started his job as Morgan County’s new senior planner and zoning administrator Monday, April 28.  
“Morgan is an incredible place,” said Cobabe, one of five applicants for the position.  “I am excited to be here.  It is just beautiful here.”

May 2, 2014

Candidates for state offices as well as current state leaders, even those not running for office, didn’t overlook Morgan voters at the Morgan County Republican Convention April 18.

Candidates for state offices as well as current state leaders, even those not running for office, didn’t overlook Morgan voters at the Morgan County Republican Convention April 18.
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May 1, 2014

A standing-room-only crowd seemingly agreed that now is not the right time to incorporate Mountain Green.  Local government representatives also revealed that Snowbasin officials do not favor incorporation.

A standing-room-only crowd seemingly agreed that now is not the right time to incorporate Mountain Green.  Local government representatives also revealed that Snowbasin officials do not favor incorporation.

April 13, 2014

UDOT plans Mountain Green interchange study

UDOT plans Mountain Green interchange study
The Utah Department of Transportation has agreed to do a new study regarding an Interstate 84 interchange in the Mountain Green area, said Morgan County Councilman Daryl Ballantyne.

April 13, 2014

If Morgan voters approve a sales tax increase in November, UTA could be coming to the county, but not in their traditional big buses.  In response to a November request from the Morgan County Council, the Utah Transit Authority has proposed unique transportation options for the county.

If Morgan voters approve a sales tax increase in November, UTA could be coming to the county, but not in their traditional big buses.  In response to a November request from the Morgan County Council, the Utah Transit Authority has proposed unique transportation options for the county.

March 30, 2014

After selling off Lot 55 of the Wasatch Shadows subdivision, the Morgan County Council is left owing the state for its original purchase.

After selling off Lot 55 of the Wasatch Shadows subdivision, the Morgan County Council is left owing the state for its original purchase.

March 23, 2014

The county’s animal control officer would like to increase fees, something the Morgan County Council is not willing to do without more research.

The county’s animal control officer would like to increase fees, something the Morgan County Council is not willing to do without more research.

March 23, 2014

In the face of a termination letter sent by the county’s economic development consultant, the Morgan County Council unanimously decided to keep the consultant on board.

In the face of a termination letter sent by the county’s economic development consultant, the Morgan County Council unanimously decided to keep the consultant on board.

March 23, 2014

In an effort to complete GIS mapping of the county before the November election, the Morgan County Council approved funding outside help to build 1,685 parcel maps.

In an effort to complete GIS mapping of the county before the November election, the Morgan County Council approved funding outside help to build 1,685 parcel maps.

March 23, 2014

Candidates have begun lining up for several local government positions that will be on the November ballot.  

Candidates have begun lining up for several local government positions that will be on the November ballot.  

March 23, 2014

The county’s planning and development department is going paperless in the next six months, the department’s new head told the Morgan County Council Tuesday.

The county’s planning and development department is going paperless in the next six months, the department’s new head told the Morgan County Council Tuesday.

March 23, 2014

Staff from Congressman Bishop’s office to attend town hall meeting

Staff from Congressman Bishop’s office to attend town hall meeting
There are many questions and concerns surrounding the Common Core testing that will be in place state-wide this year.

March 23, 2014

City Plans Move to Five Day Work Week

City Plans Move to Five Day Work Week

March 23, 2014

Although it may take years to accomplish the incorporation of Mountain Green as the second official city in Morgan County, several local residents are taking steps now to start the process.

Although it may take years to accomplish the incorporation of Mountain Green as the second official city in Morgan County, several local residents are taking steps now to start the process.

March 23, 2014

Ann Millner, current Utah State Senate candidate and former Weber State University president, sought input from the Morgan County Council Tuesday and informed them of her platform.

Ann Millner, current Utah State Senate candidate and former Weber State University president, sought input from the Morgan County Council Tuesday and informed them of her platform.

February 15, 2014

Morgan residents have officially filed an answer and counterclaim with 2nd District Court, defending their actions called into question by a lawsuit filed Dec. 31.

Morgan residents have officially filed an answer and counterclaim with 2nd District Court, defending their actions called into question by a lawsuit filed Dec. 31.

February 8, 2014

In the last five years, Morgan County has employed four different individuals in its top planning spot.  Tired of the turnover and desiring top notch planning expertise, the Morgan County Council discussed Tuesday the open planning and development director position left vacant when Charlie Ewert accepted a planning position in Weber County last week.

In the last five years, Morgan County has employed four different individuals in its top planning spot.  Tired of the turnover and desiring top notch planning expertise, the Morgan County Council discussed Tuesday the open planning and development director position left vacant when Charlie Ewert accepted a planning position in Weber County last week.

February 8, 2014

A Morgan native has been found guilty of a racially-motivated murder in a Atlanta, Georgia, penitentiary facility.

Morgan native guilty of inmate murder
A Morgan native has been found guilty of a racially-motivated murder in a Atlanta, Georgia, penitentiary facility.

February 8, 2014

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.”

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.”

February 1, 2014

In search of companies that may want to locate in Morgan County, Morgan County Councilmen Robert Kilmer and Austin Turner traveled to the Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show held Jan. 14 to 17 in Las Vegas.

In search of companies that may want to locate in Morgan County, Morgan County Councilmen Robert Kilmer and Austin Turner traveled to the Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show held Jan. 14 to 17 in Las Vegas.
“To say it was overwhelming is the understatement of the century,” Turner said.

February 1, 2014

Morgan County is accepting applications for a new full-time planner after Charles Ewert, planning and development department director, gave his notice of resignation after accepting a principal planner position with Weber County.  His last day on the job was Thursday, Jan. 30.

Morgan County is accepting applications for a new full-time planner after Charles Ewert, planning and development department director, gave his notice of resignation after accepting a principal planner position with Weber County.  His last day on the job was Thursday, Jan. 30.

February 1, 2014

Charlie Ewert is going out with a bang.

Charlie Ewert is going out with a bang.
The Morgan County planning and development department director’s last day on the job was Jan. 30, and he is leaving behind him Morgan’s best year in history for building permit and planning revenue.

February 1, 2014

The issues surrounding the interlocal recreation agreement tossed around for years among Morgan County, Morgan City and the Morgan County School District may actually be coming to an end now that the school district has removed a claims and liabilities section.

County approves interlocal recreation agreement

January 25, 2014

This year is bound to be an exciting year politically as 12 local positions will be up for grabs.

This year is bound to be an exciting year politically as 12 local positions will be up for grabs.
Morgan County Attorney Jann Farris, Clerk Stacy Lafitte and Sheriff Blaine Breshears are all serving in positions that will open up this year.  Each is a four-year term.

January 25, 2014

Despite the recent excitement for recreational and economic development opportunities that may come with redeveloping the Weber River, local ditch companies that rely on the flow for irrigation purposes are not as enthusiastic.

Despite the recent excitement for recreational and economic development opportunities that may come with redeveloping the Weber River, local ditch companies that rely on the flow for irrigation purposes are not as enthusiastic.

January 25, 2014

The political and economic climate lately has many in Morgan asking about their local businesses.  It is a common occurrence to read weekly and even daily “Who does appliance repair in Morgan?” and other similar posts on local facebook pages.  It is clear Morgan wants to shop local, and many residents don’t even realize Morgan is home to over 600 businesses.

The political and economic climate lately has many in Morgan asking about their local businesses.  It is a common occurrence to read weekly and even daily “Who does appliance repair in Morgan?” and other similar posts on local facebook pages.  It is clear Morgan wants to shop local, and many residents don’t even realize Morgan is home to o

January 25, 2014

The Morgan County Council selected Logan Wilde as its new chairman, replacing Tina Kelley.  Ned Mecham will continue as vice chairman.

Council selects new chairman
The Morgan County Council selected Logan Wilde as its new chairman, replacing Tina Kelley.  Ned Mecham will continue as vice chairman.

January 25, 2014

Mayor Jim Egbert and the Morgan City Council have been working with a developer and making steady progress on approval of the hotel planned for construction on Commercial Street.  

Mayor Jim Egbert and the Morgan City Council have been working with a developer and making steady progress on approval of the hotel planned for construction on Commercial Street.  

January 25, 2014

The Morgan County Animal Control and River Valley Veterinarian, Dr. Jason Lott have teamed up to provide discounted rabies vaccinations, microchips and 2014 licensing.

The Morgan County Animal Control and River Valley Veterinarian, Dr. Jason Lott have teamed up to provide discounted rabies vaccinations, microchips and 2014 licensing.

January 25, 2014

The Morgan County School Board is on the search for residents to sit on a finance committee to take a close look at the district’s budget and also advise on money-saving tactics.

The Morgan County School Board is on the search for residents to sit on a finance committee to take a close look at the district’s budget and also advise on money-saving tactics.
Applications will be available in February for the 15- to 20-member advisory committee.

January 12, 2014

The case against Scott Logan Gollaher is moving a little too slowly, say some Morgan County officials.

The case against Scott Logan Gollaher is moving a little too slowly, say some Morgan County officials.

January 12, 2014

Representatives from the city, county and school board recently re-evaluated their wish list for possible future grants, moving a bridge over the Weber River at the end of Young Street to the top of the list.  Restoration of the Weber River near the fairgrounds is second on the list, redevelopment of Como Springs is third, and Commercial Street building improvements is fourth.

Representatives from the city, county and school board recently re-evaluated their wish list for possible future grants, moving a bridge over the Weber River at the end of Young Street to the top of the list.  Restoration of the Weber River near the fairgrounds is second on the list, redevelopment of Como Springs is third, and Commercial Street building improvem

January 12, 2014

Weather has delayed the completion of the Morgan Valley Drive road construction project.  

Morgan Valley Drive construction project on hold
Weather has delayed the completion of the Morgan Valley Drive road construction project.  

January 12, 2014

Although same-sex couples could have obtained a marriage license from the Morgan County clerk between Dec. 23 and the morning of Jan. 6, none did.  And because of a Supreme Court ruling Jan. 6, it is not likely to happen again until a federal appeals court can rule on whether the Utah law banning same-sex marriage violates the Constitution.

Although same-sex couples could have obtained a marriage license from the Morgan County clerk between Dec. 23 and the morning of Jan. 6, none did.  And because of a Supreme Court ruling Jan. 6, it is not likely to happen again until a federal appeals court can rule on whether the Utah law banning same-sex marriage violates the Constitution.

January 12, 2014

Assistance: Morgan City, Mtn Green, Milton

Assistance: Morgan City, Mtn Green, Milton
Assistance Other Jurisdiction: (3) WB I-84, EB I-84
Child Abuse: Morgan City
Child Neglect: Morgan City

December 28, 2013

The Morgan County Council is interested enough in a proposal to restore and enhance the Weber River through the county that they agreed to prioritize a design study.

The Morgan County Council is interested enough in a proposal to restore and enhance the Weber River through the county that they agreed to prioritize a design study.

December 28, 2013

Now that the Morgan County Council has approved the rezone and development agreement, Morgan may be home to the Holding family’s next four-season destination resort envied by others.

Now that the Morgan County Council has approved the rezone and development agreement, Morgan may be home to the Holding family’s next four-season destination resort envied by others.

December 28, 2013

The Utah Highway Patrol is investigating a two-car accident involving four juveniles and a Morgan County deputy at State Street and 100 South in Morgan City at 9 p.m. Monday.

The Utah Highway Patrol is investigating a two-car accident involving four juveniles and a Morgan County deputy at State Street and 100 South in Morgan City at 9 p.m. Monday.

December 28, 2013

The Morgan County Council unanimously approved investigating the establishment of a grant-writing position in the county.

County searching for grant writer
The Morgan County Council unanimously approved investigating the establishment of a grant-writing position in the county.

December 28, 2013

2013 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for November 3- 9, 111 calls

2013 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for November 3- 9, 111 calls
Assault: Mtn Green
Assistance: (6) Morgan City, Mtn Green
Assistance Other Jurisdiction: Morgan City, Mtn Green, WB I-84

November 9, 2013

Morgan County’s economic development consultant is pursuing the redevelopment of the Como Springs area, saying a new hot springs pool could bring in as many as 42,900 people each year.  But that is only if the necessary agreements can be made and as much as $3.79 million can be secured to finance the venture.

Morgan County’s economic development consultant is pursuing the redevelopment of the Como Springs area, saying a new hot springs pool could bring in as many as 42,900 people each year.  But that is only if the necessary agreements can be made and as much as $3.79 million can be secured to finance the venture.

November 9, 2013

Morgan County Council members are crediting their new public works department director for making a significant dent in the county’s weed problem, while other groups are worried about new noxious weeds coming to the county.

Morgan County Council members are crediting their new public works department director for making a significant dent in the county’s weed problem, while other groups are worried about new noxious weeds coming to the county.

November 9, 2013

Morgan resident Dawna Little Zukirmi and Crystal Young, a hydrologist from RiverRestoration.org, presented their hopes for the Weber River to the Morgan Council of Governments group on Monday. 

Morgan resident Dawna Little Zukirmi and Crystal Young, a hydrologist from RiverRestoration.org, presented their hopes for the Weber River to the Morgan Council of Governments group on Monday. 

November 9, 2013

Council advises on water concerns

Council advises on water concerns
Amid public concern that there is not enough water for future development plans, one Morgan County Councilman made some suggestions.

November 9, 2013

 
2013 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for October 13th through October 19th, with a total of 123 calls

2013 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for October 13th through October 19th, with a total of 123 calls
Animal Complaint: (3)Morgan City
Assistance: (10)Morgan City,(2)Peterson

October 19, 2013

The Morgan County School Board is creating a financial oversight committee, but stopping short of having a community member on that committee for now.

The Morgan County School Board is creating a financial oversight committee, but stopping short of having a community member on that committee for now.

October 14, 2013

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.

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.

October 14, 2013

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.

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.

October 14, 2013

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.

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.

October 14, 2013

The ping-pong on the recreation agreement between the county, school district and city continued this week as the city approved the recreation agreement, but struck the liability provision that has been the ongoing contention between the entities.  

The ping-pong on the recreation agreement between the county, school district and city continued this week as the city approved the recreation agreement, but struck the liability provision that has been the ongoing contention between the entities.  

October 8, 2013

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.

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.

October 8, 2013

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.

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.

October 5, 2013

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.

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.

October 5, 2013

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.

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.

October 5, 2013

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

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

October 5, 2013

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.

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.

October 5, 2013

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

Local attorney allowed to continue practicing law

October 5, 2013

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.

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.

September 1, 2013

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.

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.

September 1, 2013

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

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

August 3, 2013

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.

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.<

August 3, 2013

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.

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 impa

August 3, 2013

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

Morgan County’s new food pantry directors, Julie Miller and her assistant David Miller, started July 1.
A selection committee consisting of Morgan County Councilmembers Austin Turner, Lyle Nelson and Tina Kelly chose the directors from a pool of applicants.

July 8, 2013

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

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

July 8, 2013

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.

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.

July 8, 2013

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.

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.

July 8, 2013

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.

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.

July 8, 2013

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

2013 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for June 16 to June 22 with a total of 158 calls
Assistance: Morgan City, (2)Mtn Green, Porterville;
Medical: East Canyon, EB I-84, Morgan City, Mtn Green;

July 8, 2013

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.

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.

July 8, 2013

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.

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.

June 26, 2013

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%)

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:

June 17, 2013

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.

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.

June 7, 2013

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

Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for May 19 - 25, with a total of 179 calls
Assistance: East Canyon, (7)Morgan City, Porterville, Taggart;
Medical: (2)Morgan  City, Peterson;

June 6, 2013

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

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.  

June 6, 2013

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

A Morgan County Councilman provided the Morgan County School District with up-to-date information regarding potential residential development.
Councilman Robert Kilmer told the district that 453 building lots have been platted, approved, and “ready to dig a hole and put a house on them.”  

June 6, 2013

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

reports the following activity for May 5 - 11, with a total of 146 calls
 
Assistance: (2)Morgan City;

June 5, 2013

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.

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.

June 4, 2013

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.  

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.  

June 4, 2013

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.

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

June 4, 2013

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.  

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.  

June 3, 2013

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.

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.
“Whatever the levy does, it is going to affect us as well,” Councilman Ned Mecham said.

June 3, 2013

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.

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.

May 11, 2013

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.

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.

April 29, 2013

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

Building permits are on the upswing according to a quarterly review of the county planning and building department.
“We are looking at a record-breaking year in building permits this year,” said Charlie Ewert, county planning and building department services department director.

April 29, 2013

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.

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.
The amendment would allow staff to procedurally deny applications after six months of inactivity.  

April 20, 2013

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.  

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.  

April 20, 2013

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

Morgan County Farm Bureau members are warning government officials about many issues, chief among them the abuse of green belt designations within the county.
Land designated greenbelt is assessed at lower property taxes.

April 20, 2013

Delinquent tax payments benefit school district

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.

April 15, 2013

The Morgan County Council is voicing their opinions on development plans dubbed the Mountain Green Village.

The Morgan County Council is voicing their opinions on development plans dubbed the Mountain Green Village.

April 15, 2013

The county is checking accounting procedures and considering lump sum annual payments from the city for future ambulance service instead of monthly bills.

The county is checking accounting procedures and considering lump sum annual payments from the city for future ambulance service instead of monthly bills.

April 15, 2013

2013 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for March 17-23, with a total of 147 calls

2013 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for March 17-23, with a total of 147 calls
Assistance: (5)Morgan City, (2)Mtn Green, Peterson;
Medical: Croydon, Morgan City;

March 25, 2013

 
How much will come out of residents’ pockets if the voted leeway passes in June?  School district officials are revealing the amounts as they prepare for upcoming informational meetings with the public.

How much will come out of residents’ pockets if the voted leeway passes in June?  School district officials are revealing the amounts as they prepare for upcoming informational meetings with the public.

March 15, 2013

The Morgan County Council approved the first phase of the Morgan Bike Park, which could include a pump track area.  The area would be restricted to non-motorized recreation only.

The Morgan County Council approved the first phase of the Morgan Bike Park, which could include a pump track area.  The area would be restricted to non-motorized recreation only.

March 15, 2013

Morgan County Council members are praising Morgan City’s efforts to hire an event coordinator for the annual 4th of July celebration at Riverside Park, but is stopping short of promising money toward the coordinator’s paycheck.

Morgan County Council members are praising Morgan City’s efforts to hire an event coordinator for the annual 4th of July celebration at Riverside Park, but is stopping short of promising money toward the coordinator’s paycheck.

March 3, 2013

With a small pool of applicants to pick from, the Morgan County Council recently selected Ulrich and Associates to provide the county with audit and consulting services.

With a small pool of applicants to pick from, the Morgan County Council recently selected Ulrich and Associates to provide the county with audit and consulting services.

March 3, 2013

2013 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for February 17-23, with a total of 115 calls

2013 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for February 17-23, with a total of 115 calls
Assistance: Morgan City, (2)Mtn Green;
Medical: (2)Morgan City, Stoddard;

February 21, 2013

When Morgan City and Morgan County came together last week to discuss the future of the ambulance department, fire protection, recreation department and 4th of July celebration, the debate centered on the effectiveness of interlocal agreements as well as the moral and legal ramifications of those agreements.

When Morgan City and Morgan County came together last week to discuss the future of the ambulance department, fire protection, recreation department and 4th of July celebration, the debate centered on the effectiveness of interlocal agreements as well as the moral and legal ramifications of those agreements.

February 16, 2013

For newly appointed Morgan County Councilman Austin Turner, three times is the charm.

For newly appointed Morgan County Councilman Austin Turner, three times is the charm.

January 5, 2013

Three residents have applied to fill the vacancy on the Morgan County Council representing District 5.  Jared Andersen, James Brown, and Austin Turner applied for the position left vacant after Councilman Don Mathews’ death.

Three residents have applied to fill the vacancy on the Morgan County Council representing District 5.  Jared Andersen, James Brown, and Austin Turner applied for the position left vacant after Councilman Don Mathews’ death.

January 4, 2013

The county has selected a consultant to handle the large Snowbasin application.

The county has selected a consultant to handle the large Snowbasin application.

January 4, 2013

Despite rumors, the county is not likely to add a municipal services fund line item to its general fund any time soon.

Despite rumors, the county is not likely to add a municipal services fund line item to its general fund any time soon.

January 4, 2013

December 16-22, with a total of 136 calls

December 16-22, with a total of 136 calls
 
Assistance: (8)Morgan City, (2)Mtn Green;
Animal Complaint: Morgan City, Stoddard;
Medical: Mtn Green;
Premise Check: (4)Morgan City, (4)Mtn Green;

December 24, 2012

A Morgan County employee since 2009 has moved up the ranks to accept a position as the new planning and development services department director.

A Morgan County employee since 2009 has moved up the ranks to accept a position as the new planning and development services department director.
Charles Ewert beat out 10 other applicants before accepting the position Nov. 26.

December 18, 2012

Following the untimely death of Morgan County Councilman Don Mathews, the county is seeking to fill his vacancy representing District 5 in the North Morgan area.

Following the untimely death of Morgan County Councilman Don Mathews, the county is seeking to fill his vacancy representing District 5 in the North Morgan area.

December 18, 2012

The interlocal agreement among the city, county, and school board that governs recreation programs in the county is in place, but on shaky ground.

The interlocal agreement among the city, county, and school board that governs recreation programs in the county is in place, but on shaky ground.

December 18, 2012

The Morgan County School Board’s decision not to participate in the SHARP survey may lead to loss of prevention services provided by Weber Human Services.

The Morgan County School Board’s decision not to participate in the SHARP survey may lead to loss of prevention services provided by Weber Human Services.

December 18, 2012

The county is gearing up for a development one Morgan County Council member said could “change the face of Morgan County.”

The county is gearing up for a development one Morgan County Council member said could “change the face of Morgan County.” 

December 18, 2012

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for November 18-24, with a total of 144 calls

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for November 18-24, with a total of 144 calls
Assistance: (5)Morgan City, Mtn Green;
Animal Complaint: East Canyon, Morgan City, Mtn Green;

December 18, 2012

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for Nov. 25 thru Dec. 1, with a total of 128 calls

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for Nov. 25 thru Dec. 1, with a total of 128 calls
Assistance: (6)Morgan City;
Animal Complaint: Enterprise, Milton, (3)Mtn Green;

December 18, 2012

 
2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office report Dec. 2 - 8, total  105 calls

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office report Dec. 2 - 8, total  105 calls
 
Assistance: Milton, (5)Morgan City, (2)Mtn Green;
Animal Complaint: Croydon, (3)Morgan City;
Medical: Milton, Morgan City;
Premise Check: (4)Morgan City, Mtn Green;

December 18, 2012

Weber Human Services representatives fear Morgan Medicaid recipients’ needs are not being met.

Weber Human Services representatives fear Morgan Medicaid recipients’ needs are not being met.

December 18, 2012

The Morgan County School Board got a grim outlook for the future of state education funding during their annual presentation to legislators.

The Morgan County School Board got a grim outlook for the future of state education funding during their annual presentation to legislators.
With a small tax base and above-state average family sizes, Morgan County has a unique school district compared to others in the state, Rep. Mel Brown, R-Coalville, said.

November 24, 2012

Since developer Rulon Gardner presented his plans for a community development agency, or CDA, to the Morgan County Council, Morgan County School Board members have been receiving irate calls.

Since developer Rulon Gardner presented his plans for a community development agency, or CDA, to the Morgan County Council, Morgan County School Board members have been receiving irate calls.

November 24, 2012

The Nov. 20 canvas changed the outcome of the Morgan County School Board Precinct 1 race between incumbent Jody V. Hipwell and Lydia Nuttall by just one vote.  On election night, Hipwell was the winner by 23 votes.  After all the provisional ballots and absentee ballots were counted, Hipwell won by 24 votes.  

The Nov. 20 canvas changed the outcome of the Morgan County School Board Precinct 1 race between incumbent Jody V. Hipwell and Lydia Nuttall by just one vote.  On election night, Hipwell was the winner by 23 votes.  After all the provisional ballots and absentee ballots were counted, Hipwell won by 24 votes.  

November 24, 2012

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for November 11 - 17, with a total of 128 calls

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for November 11 - 17, with a total of 128 calls
Assistance: (4)Morgan City, Porterville, Round Valley;
Animal Complaint: (2)Enterprise;

November 24, 2012

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

Assistance: Enterprise, (4)Morgan City, (2)Mtn Green; 
Animal Complaint: (2)Morgan City, Mtn Green, Richville, Stoddard;
Civil Papers: Stoddard;
Medical: Enterprise, (2)Morgan City;

November 23, 2012

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.  

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.

November 23, 2012

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

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for Oct. 21- 27, with a total of 139 calls
 
Assistance: (9)Morgan City;
Animal Complaint: East Canyon, (3)EB I-84, Milton, (2)Morgan City, (3)Mtn Green, Porterville;

November 20, 2012

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. 

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. 

November 20, 2012

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

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for October 14th thru October 20th, with a total of 151 calls
Assistance: (8)Morgan City;
Animal Complaint: Mtn Green, Porterville;

November 10, 2012

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.

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.

November 10, 2012

Bios of candidates

County Council District #3 - Robert Kilmer
1.  You are involved in an unopposed race.  What do you think of running unopposed?
I would always prefer that the people have a choice when it comes to electing our government leaders.

November 3, 2012

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

Although down a planning and development director, the Morgan County Planning and Development Services department is hopping. 
Interim Department Director Charles Ewert said the number of building permit applications and planning applications this year is rivaling those of 2007.  

November 3, 2012

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

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

November 3, 2012

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

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

November 3, 2012

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

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for Sept. – 29, with a total of 112 calls
Assistance: Croydon, (2)Morgan City, Mtn Green;
Animal Complaint: Morgan City, (2)Mtn Green, Stoddard;
Follow Up: East Canyon, Morgan City, Mtn Green, Taggart;

October 22, 2012

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.

October 11, 2012

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.

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.

October 11, 2012

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

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

October 11, 2012

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

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

October 11, 2012

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

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for Sept. 9-15, with a total of 143 calls
Assistance: (6)Morgan City;
Animal Complaint: Littleton, (4)Morgan City, Porterville; Stoddard;
Follow Up: Morgan City, Mtn Green;

October 11, 2012

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

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for Sept. 16 - 22, with a total of 137 calls
Assistance: (2)Morgan City, Mtn Green;
Animal Complaint: (4)Morgan City, WB I-84;
Follow Up: WB I-84;

October 10, 2012

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. 

 
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. 

October 10, 2012

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

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for September 2- 8, with a total of 100 calls:
Assistance: (6)Morgan City, Mtn Green;
Animal Complaint: Morgan City;

September 5, 2012

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for August 19 thru 25, with a total of 124 calls:

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for August 19 thru 25, with a total of 124 calls:
 
Assistance: Enterprise, (3)Morgan City, (2)Mtn Green;
Animal Complaint: (2)Morgan City, Porterville;
Follow Up: (2)EB I-84, Enterprise, (2)Morgan City, Enterprise;
Civil Papers: (2)Morgan City, (4)Mtn Green, Peterson;

August 29, 2012

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.

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.

August 29, 2012

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

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for August 12 - 18, with a total of 89 calls
 
Assistance: (5)Morgan City, Peterson, Porterville, Round Valley;
Animal Complaint: Littleton, (5)Morgan City, Peterson, Porterville, Stoddard;

August 16, 2012

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. 

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. 

August 16, 2012

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.

Sale of old bus garage discussed

August 16, 2012

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.

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.
Twenty people addressed the board in a meeting that was relocated to the Morgan High School auditorium because of the large turnout.

August 16, 2012

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

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for August 5th thru August 11th, with a total of 109 calls:
Assistance: Enterprise, (4)Morgan City;
Animal Complaint: (2)Morgan City, Mtn Green, Porterville, Stoddard;

August 13, 2012

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.

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 fruitio

August 13, 2012

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

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for July 29th thru August 4th, with a total of 132 calls
Assistance: Croydon, East Canyon, (3)Morgan City, Mtn Green;
Animal Complaint: Morgan City, (2)Mtn Green, Porterville;

August 13, 2012

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

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for July 22nd thru July 28th, with a total of 120 calls:
Assistance: Enterprise, (5)Morgan City, Mtn Green, Porterville;
Animal Complaint: Croydon, (3)Milton, (2)Morgan City, Mtn Green;

July 30, 2012

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

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for July 15th thru July 21st, with a total of 115 calls
 
Assistance: (4)Morgan City;
Animal Complaint: (2)Morgan City, Porterville;

July 23, 2012

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.

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.

July 18, 2012

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. 

 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. 

July 18, 2012

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.

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.

July 18, 2012

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

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

July 18, 2012

 Jody Hipwell currently represents District 1 on the Morgan School Board.  Hipwell has been serving on the board since August of 2011 when she replaced Earl Ericksen, who passed away.  Hipwell is a native of Ogden.  After her marriage to her husband, Carl, they spent 17 years in the Southeast United States in Arkansas and South and North Carolina.  Hipwell, who has four children, volunteered in schools in each of the communities where they lived.  

Originally printed April 27

July 18, 2012

Lydia Nuttall, who is running for a seat on the Morgan County School Board representing District 1, is familiar with the way the school district works.  

Lydia Nuttall, who is running for a seat on the Morgan County School Board representing District 1, is familiar with the way the school district works.  

July 18, 2012

With a strong background in finance and a focus on volunteer service, Tina Cannon hopes to make a difference on the Morgan County School Board.  Cannon is running for District 1. Cannon is a professional accountant who worked at a public accounting firm for many years.  She left the firm to spend more time at home with her children.  She and a partner run their own accounting firm, where she provides services to businesses and is able to work out of her home and be close to the needs of her children.  The change has also allowed her to do more volunteer work.

With a strong background in finance and a focus on volunteer service, Tina Cannon hopes to make a difference on the Morgan County School Board.  Cannon is running for District 1.

July 18, 2012

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for June 10-16, 144 calls

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for June 10-16, 144 calls
Assistance: Croydon, (3)Morgan City, Mtn Green;
Animal Complaint: Croydon, Littleton, Milton, Morgan City, (2)Mtn Green, Porterville;

July 18, 2012

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

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for June 17th thru June 23rd, with a total of 147 calls
Assistance: Croydon, (8)Morgan City, Porterville;
Animal Complaint: (2)Morgan City, Mtn Green, Stoddard;

July 18, 2012

Changing EPA standards could have major consequences for Morgan City, warned a state Division of Water Quality representative.

Changing EPA standards could have major consequences for Morgan City, warned a state Division of Water Quality representative.

July 17, 2012

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

Local business owner Melvin Lee Kellogg, 36, was arrested Monday for a failure to register violation as well as being in a “protected area.” 
 
Kellogg is the owner of LiquiFaction, a local business at 125 N. State Street.  In the last year, the business with many windows fronting State Street has become a favorite among locals.
 

July 17, 2012

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. 

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. 
 

July 16, 2012

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.

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.

July 16, 2012

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

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for July 1-7, with a total of 157 calls
 
Assistance: EB I-84, (3)Morgan City, (2)Mtn Green, WB I-84;
Animal Complaint: Morgan City, Mtn Green;

July 11, 2012

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.

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.

July 6, 2012

By asking their human resource consultant to write up a job description, the Morgan County Council is moving ahead with creating a county facilities manager to oversee three departments.  The new job description will help the council settle on a salary range in the future.

By asking their human resource consultant to write up a job description, the Morgan County Council is moving ahead with creating a county facilities manager to oversee three departments.  The new job description will help the council settle on a salary range in the future.

July 6, 2012

Weber County dispatch officials are so concerned about addressing problems in Morgan County that they are unwilling to be held responsible if emergency crews are unable to find addresses.

Weber County dispatch officials are so concerned about addressing problems in Morgan County that they are unwilling to be held responsible if emergency crews are unable to find addresses.

July 6, 2012

An open house was held on June 7 at the Morgan County Memorial Building to discuss modifications to several areas of county road.  The two hour open house held in the county chambers was an open forum for residents to study the proposed plan and give input.  Approximately 15 citizens came to voice their opinion.  The outcome of the meeting was favorable and construction will begin this fall with the majority of the work being completed in spring and summer 2013.  

An open house was held on June 7 at the Morgan County Memorial Building to discuss modifications to several areas of county road.  The two hour open house held in the county chambers was an open forum for residents to study the proposed plan and give input.  Approximately 15 citizens came to voice their opinion.  The outcome of the meeting was favorabl

July 6, 2012

The Morgan County Sheriff vehicles have a new look.  You will soon see them around town, hopefully to the side of the road or in passing, and not behind you enforcing the ‘Click it or Ticket’ law which is currently in full force.  

The Morgan County Sheriff vehicles have a new look.  You will soon see them around town, hopefully to the side of the road or in passing, and not behind you enforcing the ‘Click it or Ticket’ law which is currently in full force.  

July 6, 2012

 
County seeing uptick in building permits

The number of building permits is on the rise this year, said Morgan County Councilwoman Ronda Kippen.  So far this year, 20 applicants have filed building permits.  That is an increase compared to four at this time last year.

County seeing uptick in building permits

The number of building permits is on the rise this year, said Morgan County Councilwoman Ronda Kippen.  So far this year, 20 applicants have filed building permits.  That is an increase compared to four at this time last year.
July 6, 2012

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

District begins WSU rental fee, lease for energy savings

July 6, 2012

With primary elections approaching, it is always good to be educated about your candidates.  Please note the following candidates: 

With primary elections approaching, it is always good to be educated about your candidates.  Please note the following candidates: 

June 5, 2012

The Morgan County Council agreed to amend a development agreement, effectively reimbursing a developer for affordable housing the county never built.

The Morgan County Council agreed to amend a development agreement, effectively reimbursing a developer for affordable housing the county never built.

June 5, 2012

According to Morgan County’s new employee handbook, hourly employees cannot be forced to volunteer.  Councilman Robert Kilmer questioned if this could mean that supervisors should not ask their employees to volunteer at the annual county fair.

No pressure for county employees to volunteer

According to Morgan County’s new employee handbook, hourly employees cannot be forced to volunteer.  Councilman Robert Kilmer questioned if this could mean that supervisors should not ask their employees to volunteer at the annual county fair.

June 5, 2012

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for May 13-19, with a total of 107 calls

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for May 13-19, with a total of 107 calls

Assistance: Morgan City, Mtn Green;

Animal Complaint: Stoddard, WB I-84;

Follow Up: Morgan City, Mtn Green, Taggart;

May 31, 2012

Approximately 20 percent of Morgan County’s 4,000 addresses need fixing, contributing to a headache for dispatch and emergency service crews.

Approximately 20 percent of Morgan County’s 4,000 addresses need fixing, contributing to a headache for dispatch and emergency service crews.

May 12, 2012

The Utah Republican Party nominating convention was held on April 21.  US House representative Rob Bishop who represents the Morgan area sailed through the convention and secured the nomination as candidate for US House District 1.  He garnered more than 80% of the vote.  Well over the 60% needed.  Senator Hatch did not fare as well.

The Utah Republican Party nominating convention was held on April 21.  US House representative Rob Bishop who represents the Morgan area sailed through the convention and secured the nomination as candidate for US House District 1.  He garnered more than 80% of the vote.  Well over the 60% needed.  Senator Hatch did not fare as well.

May 12, 2012

The Morgan Chamber of Commerce met on Thursday, April 26.  The presentation focused on the services of the NorthFront Business Recourse Center whose grand opening was yesterday.  Steve Cloward from the DATC NorthFront BRC spoke to the chamber and presented the opportunities for Morgan businesses offered by the center.

The Morgan Chamber of Commerce met on Thursday, April 26.  The presentation focused on the services of the NorthFront Business Recourse Center whose grand opening was yesterday.  Steve Cloward from the DATC NorthFront BRC spoke to the chamber and presented the opportunities for Morgan businesses offered by the center.

May 12, 2012

Jodi Hipwell currently represents district 1 on the Morgan School Board.  Hipwell has been serving on the board since August of 2011 when she replaced Earl Ericksen who passed away.  Hipwell had previously run against Ericksen in the election.  Hipwell is running in the race with the most candidates in the county.  She will face two opponents in a primary on June 26.  The two other candidates for the School Board in District 1 are Tina Cannon and Lydia Nuttall.  The two candidates with the most votes in the primary will continue on to the general election in November.  

May 12, 2012

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for April 15th thru April 21st, with a total of 90 calls

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for April 15th thru April 21st, with a total of 90 calls

Assistance: (4)Morgan City;

Motor Assist: EB I-84, Morgan City;

May 5, 2012

Saturday night 3 men, who were illegally fishing on private property, were stopped by Morgan Deputies.  The records were run on all three men, when it was found that one of the men was wanted for 4 warrants for his arrest. The man took off running, and a foot chase evolved. The man ran across the river. The officers called on the state troopers and a canine unit to help in the pursuit. The man was arrested later when the deputies pulled over a vehicle from the same county as the man wanted for the warrants was from. The man in the vehicle was actually the friend called on to pick up his friend who was in hiding. The man driving the vehicle was not arrested as he provided information to police, but the friend who fled from authorities was arrested. 

May 5, 2012

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for April 8th thru April 14th, with a total of 111 calls

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for April 8th thru April 14th, with a total of 111 calls

Assistance: (5)Morgan City;

Motor Assist: Enterprise;

May 5, 2012

Guests sat at the tables at Luis’s Restraunt across from Jacqueline Smith running for the U.S. Congress seat in Washington. 

Guests sat at the tables at Luis’s Restraunt across from Jacqueline Smith running for the U.S. Congress seat in Washington. 

April 28, 2012

Gary Snyder has been working to build a new house on his lot for nearly two years.  Snyder desired to build a larger house on his lot, but the area in which he lives is zoned for only one residence for the size of his lot.  This would have meant that in order to build a new home Snyder would have been required to demolish his existing home.  Snyder could not afford to build a new home and demolish the old one.  

April 28, 2012

Thurs. April 12, a full house came to the Morgan Elementary School to listen to the candidates who spoke at the Morgan County Republican Convention:

Thurs. April 12, a full house came to the Morgan Elementary School to listen to the candidates who spoke at the Morgan County Republican Convention:

The following candidates spoke from each office. 

 

April 28, 2012

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for April 1st thru April 7th, with a total of 92 calls

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for April 1st thru April 7th, with a total of 92 calls

Assistance: (2)Morgan City, Mtn Green;

Motor Assist: Mtn Green;

April 21, 2012

City Mayor Jim Egbert and Council Members Shelly Betz and Tony London appeared before the county on Tuesday.  The city has been raising funds for more than a year and has raised more than $66,000 from county residents and businesses to date to build a splash pad in the county.  Member Betz said, “When the mayor and I were first elected there was the lack of a water facility here in Morgan County…We did a lot of field trips to visit splash pads…We talked Weber Morgan Health and the Department of Water Resources…We decided that this is something we absolutely could do in Morgan County and that is was possible through donations from the community.”  She reported that the splash pad design was developed through significant community input.  Splash pads are designed for children of all ages and they also work well for children with disabilities.  

April 21, 2012

Attending: Chairman Tina Kelley, Members Howard Hansen, Ronda Kippen, Ned Mecham, Robert Kilmer, Lyle Nelson, Member Mathews attended electronically.

Attending: Chairman Tina Kelley, Members Howard Hansen, Ronda Kippen, Ned Mecham, Robert Kilmer, Lyle Nelson, Member Mathews attended electronically.

Public Comment

One of the youth in the county expressed the desire for a splash pad in the county.

April 21, 2012

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for March 25th thru March 31st, with a total of 110 calls

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for March 25th thru March 31st, with a total of 110 calls

 

Assistance: (2)Morgan City, (2)Mtn Green, Porterville, Stoddard;

Motor Assist: (2)EB I-84, WB I-84;

April 21, 2012

The county has been experiencing steady increases in incidents on the county waterways.  County Emergency Management Director Terry Turner reported that on peak summer days there are five hundred individuals on county rivers.  About three years ago the county invested in training and equipment to prepare for any incidents.  The team, called the swift water rescue team is made up of two parts.  The first is called the “hasty team” and is called out initially to assess the situation and to begin operations.  The full team has a little less than twenty members who can be called on for larger operations.  Because the team is made up of volunteers who have other jobs not all members are available for all calls. Last year the team was activated three or four times.   There were two near drowning incidents in the county last year and the issues seem to be trending higher each year. Turner requested pay given to compensate individuals for the time they spend.  Individuals who participate are required to complete extensive training on an annual basis on how to perform water rescues safely. The council approved $6,000 annually for pay to the swift water rescue team unanimously.

April 14, 2012

Caucuses across the county last week reported record numbers of attendees.  A combination of interesting races including a run against Senator Hatch, and strong encouragement from the LDS Church resulted in many first time attendees.  This was also the first time for the new precincts and the Republican Party in particular struggled with the size of the new precincts.  

April 14, 2012

The county council autorized a budget of $6,000 to pay members of its Swift Water Rescue Team on Tuesday.  The swift water rescue team was formed to manage an increasing number of incidents on rivers in the county.

The county council autorized a budget of $6,000 to pay members of its Swift Water Rescue Team on Tuesday.  The swift water rescue team was formed to manage an increasing number of incidents on rivers in the county.

April 14, 2012

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for March 11th thru March 17th, with a total of 114 calls

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for March 11th thru March 17th, with a total of 114 calls

 

Assistance: (4)Morgan City, Mtn Green, WB I-84;

April 14, 2012

 

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for

March 18-24 with a total of 119 calls

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for

March 18-24 with a total of 119 calls

 

Assistance: (2)Morgan City, Porterville, Stoddard;

April 14, 2012

 

After a long search Shane Stephens and Debbie Sessions were appointed to serve on the Morgan Planning Commission.  The county council has been searching for some time for qualified candidates who are willing to serve. Sessions has been a regular attendee at planning commission and county council meetings and has been a great example of citizen participation in governmetn in the county.

March 31, 2012

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for March 4th thru March 10th, with a total of 102 calls:

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for March 4th thru March 10th, with a total of 102 calls:

Assistance: (2)Morgan City;

Motor Assist: EB I-84, Morgan City, Mtn Green, Porterville;

March 17, 2012

Morgan county will receive $550,000 in a grant from the state of Utah for improvements to the airport after the county agreed to provide a ten percent match of only $55,000.  The funds will be used to pave the taxi area sleeves at the airport.  

Morgan county will receive $550,000 in a grant from the state of Utah for improvements to the airport after the county agreed to provide a ten percent match of only $55,000.  The funds will be used to pave the taxi area sleeves at the airport.  

March 17, 2012

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for February 12th thru February 18th, with a total of 116 calls:

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for February 12th thru February 18th, with a total of 116 calls:

Assistance: (5)Morgan City, Porterville;

Motor Assist: (2)Morgan City, WB I-84;

March 17, 2012

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for February 19th thru February 25th, with a total of 106 calls:

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for February 19th thru February 25th, with a total of 106 calls:

 

Assistance: (3)Morgan County;

Motor Assist: Morgan City, WB I-84;

March 10, 2012

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for February 5th thru February 11th, with a total of 149 calls:

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for February 5th thru February 11th, with a total of 149 calls:

 

Assistance: Littleton, (5)Morgan City, Mtn Green;

Motor Assist: Morgan City, WB I-84;

February 18, 2012

Visitors to Commerical Street over the past few weeks have noticed a sign in a business window that reads “Morgan City unfair to business and residents... put in for business license 5 months waiting still nothing from city but they say ‘we want business’.” Local resident Mike Ingle said he posted the signs “to get the city’s attention”. 

February 18, 2012

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for January 29th thru February 4th, with a total of 115 calls:

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for January 29th thru February 4th, with a total of 115 calls:

Assistance: Littleton;

Motor Assist: EB I-84, Morgan City, Mtn Green;

February 4, 2012

The Chamber of Commerce has been working extremely hard for the past year in getting an Economic Development plan in place to best assist businesses in Morgan.

The Chamber of Commerce has been working extremely hard for the past year in getting an Economic Development plan in place to best assist businesses in Morgan.

February 4, 2012

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for January 22nd thru January 28th, with a total of 141 calls:

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for January 22nd thru January 28th, with a total of 141 calls:

 

Assistance: (2)Morgan City, Mtn Green, Porterville;

February 4, 2012

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for January 8th thru January 14th, with a total of 136 calls:

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for January 8th thru January 14th, with a total of 136 calls:

Assistance: East Canyon;

Motor Assist: EB I-84;

January 16, 2012

 The first item of business for the Morgan City Council was the swearing in of the recently elected council members. This took place at the City Building on January 10, 2012.

The first item of business for the Morgan City Council was the swearing in of the recently elected council members. This took place at the City Building on January 10, 2012.

 

January 16, 2012

 

Council Business:

Member Kilmer reported that the recreation board is working with City Council member Ray Little to install safety netting at the ball parks.  

Council Business:

Member Kilmer reported that the recreation board is working with City Council member Ray Little to install safety netting at the ball parks.  

January 16, 2012

In a close, four to three, vote Tina Kelley was re-elected as Morgan County council chair.  The discussion to select a new chair opened with Member Ned Mecham nominating Don Mathews for the position.  Member Kilmer seconded it.  Member Nelson raised concerns about Member Mathews travel schedule.  Mathews has attended meetings by phone several times over the past year as his work has required travel.  Member Mathews indicated that his schedule is changing and he would be present at all but one meeting in the next year.  Nelson also expressed concern about whether Mathews had time to serve the hours necessary to fulfill the duties of council chair.  Member Nelson nominated Council Chair Tina Kelley for a second term.  The council then voted and Kelley was re-elected to serve a second term by the narrow margin. Member Mathews was voted in as Vice Chair of the Council unanimously.  

In a close, four to three, vote Tina Kelley was re-elected as Morgan County council chair.  The discussion to select a new chair opened with Member Ned Mecham nominating Don Mathews for the position.  Member Kilmer seconded it.  Member Nelson raised concerns about Member Mathews travel schedule.  Mathews has attended meetings by phone several times over the pas

January 16, 2012

In January 1862 An act of the Utah Territorial Legislative Assembly established/defined the boundary of Morgan County.  Morgan County was blessed with an abundance of natural resources.  The acreage also became an essential piece of real estate for services making their route to the west coast.   These included the telegraph, railroad and future utilities that would eventually traverse Weber Canyon.  

January 16, 2012

 

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for

January 1st thru January 7th, with a total of 98 calls:

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for

January 1st thru January 7th, with a total of 98 calls:

Assistance: Morgan City;

Follow Up: (2)Morgan City;

January 16, 2012

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for December 25th thru December 31st, with a total of 121 calls:

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for December 25th thru December 31st, with a total of 121 calls:

 

Assistance: (4)Morgan City;

911 Call Back: Milton, Morgan City, Mtn Green;

December 29, 2011

Facing additional charges about to be filed by the Morgan County Attorney, Josie Foster plead guilty and provided a written confession on Wednesday to two felony charges, burglary and possession of a controlled substance.  Foster admitted to burglarizing multiple Morgan County homes.  The burglary charge carries a sentence of between one and fifteen years and the possession charge between zero and five years.  

December 29, 2011

 

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for

December 4th thru December 10th, with a total of 176 calls:

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for

December 29, 2011

 

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for November 20-26, with a total of 127 calls:

***JUST A REMINDER THAT THE WINTER PARKING ORDINANCE IS NOW IN EFFECT  …  NOVEMBER 1ST- MARCH 31ST THERE IS NO PARKING ON THE STREETS BETWEEN MIDNIGHT - 6 AM

 

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for November 20-26, with a total of 127 calls:

December 29, 2011

 

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for

December 11th thru December 17th, with a total of 160 calls:

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for

December 29, 2011

 

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for

December 11th thru December 17th, with a total of 160 calls:

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for

December 29, 2011

 

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for

November 27th thru December 3rd, with a total of 137 calls:

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for

December 29, 2011

A high speed chase occurred on Dec. 14, through Morgan County at about 9:30 p.m. A vehicle traveling at very high speeds was spotted by Morgan County Sheriff’s deputy who did a radar check on the vehicle. 

December 10, 2011

A part-time employee of the Morgan School District was arrested on Tuesday afternoon, November 29.  Morgan City resident  Josie Foster, was arrested and charged with two counts of residential burglary for theft of prescription drugs. She was also charged with misdemeanor theft. County Attorney Jan Farris is currently looking at multiple cases relating to the arrest.  

 

December 10, 2011

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for November 13th thru November 19th, with a total of 135 calls:

 

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for November 13th thru November 19th, with a total of 135 calls:

 

November 19, 2011

 

With a unanimous vote the county council determined to stop work on a new animal control building for the county.  This represents a complete reversal from earlier this year when the only opposition to the building was from Councilmember Ned Mecham.  Mecham has voted against the building each time a vote has come before the council.  He has repeatedly stated that during the difficult economic climate in which the county finds itself that the time is not right to construct this building. 

 

November 19, 2011

Sat. Nov. 5,  Deputy Peay was on the scene for 8 hours to assist in the wrecks that took place on I-84 in the canyon heading west bound. The wrecks happened about 6:30 A.M. when a semi jack knifed on the bridge due to icy road conditions. This caused a chain reaction involving 27 vehicles and 5 semi trucks wrecking.

 

Sat. Nov. 5,  Deputy Peay was on the scene for 8 hours to assist in the wrecks that took place on I-84 in the canyon heading west bound. The wrecks happened about 6:30 A.M. when a semi jack knifed on the bridge due to icy road conditions. This caused a chain reaction involving 27 vehicles and 5 semi trucks wrecking.

November 19, 2011

On Friday, November 4 at approximately half past the noon hour, a Morgan County Deputy noticed, what appeared at first to be, a minor problem.  He had his eye on the 7-Eleven store in Morgan City, located at 404 East 300 North, on State Street.

 

On Friday, November 4 at approximately half past the noon hour, a Morgan County Deputy noticed, what appeared at first to be, a minor problem.  He had his eye on the 7-Eleven store in Morgan City, located at 404 East 300 North, on State Street.

November 7, 2011

Tony London has served on the Morgan City council for fourteen years.  He grew up in Morgan County, in Croydon.  After he married, in 1979, he moved to Morgan City.  He has three children and two grandchildren.  He works at Holcim as the plant terminal manager.  His responsibility there is for shipping product to their customers.  

 

November 7, 2011

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for Oct. 23-29, with a total of 132 calls:

 

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for Oct. 23-29, with a total of 132 calls:

November 1, 2011

Garth Day appeared before Judge Dee Benson on Tuesday for sentencing.  Judge Benson first invited Day’s attorney to speak.  Day’s attorney, Brad Smith spoke and requested that the court deviate from the recommended sentence.  He asserted that when Day came to him on August 27 of 2010 he was a “broken man…He had in effect sold his self respect and honor for money…I have watched him take difficult steps to restore his honor,” said Smith.  Smith asserted that Day had come forward voluntarily once he felt that discovery was imminent, but that he had revealed the full nature of his crimes beyond what was going to be immediately discovered, including a bank loan and a letter of credit of which the county was not yet aware.  

 

November 1, 2011

Rasmussen Family from North Ogden wish to thank the public for help in the tragedy of their missing daughter.

 

Rasmussen Family from North Ogden wish to thank the public for help in the tragedy of their missing daughter.

November 1, 2011

 

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for

October 16th thru October 22nd, with a total of 116 calls:

 

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for

October 25, 2011

A body, believed to be Alexis Rasmussen, was discovered in a grave in an isolated portion of Morgan County.  North Ogden Police Chief Polo Afuvai, said, “Late yesterday afternoon police were led to an undisclosed grave site in an isolated area of Morgan County by a confidential source.” at a press conference on October 19th. He added that the evidence and remains have been taken to the medical examiner to prove identity and to determine the cause of death.

 

October 25, 2011

In response to threatened litigation and to address public safety issues the council approved a project on Tuesday to replace drain covers in the Highlands.  During flooding season the drains overflowed and caused flooding in a residents house.  Council Chair Tina Kelley also reported that there have been problems in the winter as the covers ice over the create hazardous walking conditions.  Parents have complained about this situation and the hazard it creates for their children.

 

October 25, 2011

In a four to two vote the county council approved building the animal control building which has been under discussion for several years and heavily debated since the new council took office.  The county currently leases space from local veterinarian Marion Lott for $1,300 per month.  The council has been debating whether to replace this lease with a facility built by the county for several years.  Last year the council took action to request a low cost loan from state funds to construct a facility for animal control.  The decision to borrow the money was not heavily debated in the council at the time, but has caused controversy and debate ever since new councilmembers took office in January.  The initial decision was for a loan of $600,000 to fund a building that could include expansion to manage the overcrowding in the county building.  Later, due to cost estimates, the council scoped down the building.  At present the plan is for animal control and garage space for county vehicles, but the council is still considering some additional options. 

 

October 25, 2011

 

Attending: Chairman Tina Kelley, Members Howard Hansen, Don Mathews, Ronda Kippen, Ned Mecham, Lyle Nelson

Absent: Robert Kilmer (attended by phone for a portion of the meeting)

 

Attending: Chairman Tina Kelley, Members Howard Hansen, Don Mathews, Ronda Kippen, Ned Mecham, Lyle Nelson

Absent: Robert Kilmer (attended by phone for a portion of the meeting)

Council Business:

October 25, 2011

The county emergency management director, Terry Turner, reported that FEMA has authorized approximately $98,000 in funding for the county based on expenses for flood control.  The county is required to match 25%, but the volunteer efforts in the county more than covered the 25% match so the county was not required to spend any cash from the budget.  

 

October 25, 2011

Last Monday, as an elementary student living in the Mountain Green area was getting off the bus, and walking home, a man in a grayish/ silver truck pulled up and the man in the truck  told the young girl to “come here for a second.” The girl ignored him, and then took off running as the man got angry and threatened to hurt her if she didn’t obey. 

 

October 25, 2011

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for October 9th thru October 15th, with a total of 144 calls:

 

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for October 9th thru October 15th, with a total of 144 calls:

Animal Complaint: Enterprise, (7)Morgan City, Mtn Green;

Assistance: (8)Morgan City, Mtn Green;

911 Call Back: (2)Morgan City, Mtn Green, Peterson;

October 17, 2011

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for October 3rd thru October 8th, with a total of 152 calls:

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for October 3rd thru October 8th, with a total of 152 calls:

 

Animal Complaint: Milton, Morgan City, Mtn Green;

Assistance: Croydon, (3)Morgan City, Mtn Green;

October 13, 2011

DeOrr Peterson is running for the Morgan City Council.  He has served on the City council for a combined total of approximately thirteen years.  He served from 1982-1986, from 1990-1994, and from 2005 to present.  Peterson has enjoyed his time on the council.  His experience has given him good perspective on the community, the challenges, opportunities, and changes over time.  He said that the current council gets along well and can come to decisions with good discussion and opinions shared in a respectful environment.  

 

October 6, 2011

Holcim Cement Plant in Crodyon began Tuesday with its typical routine.  Employees were crossing the plant with their usual responsibilities, and drivers were picking up loads of cement to transport to various destinations.  As employees and customers moved about their normal routine, one truck was not expected.  

 

October 6, 2011

In a five to one vote the council decided to keep Cottonwood Park as a county park rather than handing over the park to the local homeowners association.  Some residents in the area did not want the county to develop the park with additional items like a bowery, restrooms, or soccer fields.  They expressed the view that  the park is a local park that does not have sufficient parking, or large enough space to accommodate the types of activities being discussed by the park board.

 

October 6, 2011

When Braydon Deru adopted a dog from the Davis Animal Shelter he thought he was saving man’s best friend.  Instead he found himself getting a visit from the Morgan Animal Control officer.  The officer informed Deru that it is not legal to own a pit bull in Morgan and that he would either need to get a DNA test to prove that the dog is not a pit bull or get rid of the animal.

 

October 6, 2011

 

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for

September 19th thru October 1st, with a total of 123 calls:

 

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for

September 30, 2011

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for September 18th thru September 24th, with a total of 142 calls:

 

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for September 18th thru September 24th, with a total of 142 calls:

September 22, 2011

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for September 11-17 with a total of 109 calls:

 

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for September 11-17 with a total of 109 calls:

 

Animal Complaint: Mtn Green;

Assistance: Mtn Green;

911 Call Back: (2)Morgan City, Mtn Green, Peterson;

September 15, 2011

The county received a report on 2010 finances from their independent auditor.  The auditor reviewed the county’s revenue and expenditures and provided comment on controls and policies in the county government.  The provided comment on the status of the theft from Morgan County by the former council administrator, Garth Day.

 

September 15, 2011

 

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for

September 4th thru September 10th, with a total of 152 calls:

 

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for

September 13, 2011

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for
August 28th thru September 3rd, with a total of 171 calls:

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for
August 28th thru September 3rd, with a total of 171 calls:

•Animal Complaint: EB I-84, Morgan City;
•Assistance: (4)Morgan City;
•911 Call Back: Croydon, Morgan City;
•Follow Up: Croydon, (2)EB I-84, Ogden, (5)Mtn Green, WB I-84;

September 1, 2011

Several months ago the county council changed the body that hears appeals to planning commission and county council decisions.  The county had previously had a board of volunteers that heard the appeals cases.  The council had been struggling to have enough volunteers to keep the appeals board working.  They also had challenges with the appeals board keeping current on the knowledge necessary to make good decisions.  Appeals are rare, and the law and county codes are complex.  Last year the chairman of the appeals board wrote to the council about his concerns relating to the capability of the board to render good decisions.

 

September 1, 2011

 

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for

August 21st thru August 27th, with a total of 143 calls:

 

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for

August 25, 2011

 

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for

August 14th thru August 20th, with a total of 111 calls:

 

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for

August 18, 2011

The Morgan County Sheriff’s department removed more than 7,000 marijuana plants growing on a farm above Porterville.  The sheriff’s office worked with other law enforcement agencies and more than 50 officers were involved in the operation.

 

August 18, 2011

 

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for

August 7th thru August 13th, with a total of 142 calls:

 

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for

August 15, 2011

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for July 31st thru August 6th, with a total of 202 calls:

 

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for July 31st thru August 6th, with a total of 202 calls:

August 4, 2011

After years of work, cleaner water for some residents in Mountain Green became even closer on Tuesday in the County Council.  A conditional use permit was granted to Cottonwood Mutual Water Company to allow construction of a well house.  This brings the water company one step closer to bringing a new well online to replace a well contaminated with nitrates.

 

August 4, 2011

 

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for

July 24th thru July 30th, with a total of 165 calls:

Animal Complaint: (2)Mtn Green, Porterville;

Assistance: Enterprise, (2)Littleton, (5)Morgan City, Mtn Green;

911 Call Back: (2)Morgan City, (2)Mtn Green;

Follow Up: East Canyon, Littleton, Morgan City, Mtn Green, Porterville, (4)Stoddard;

 

 

July 28, 2011

 

011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for

July 17th thru July 23rd, with a total of 150 calls:

Animal Complaint: (4)Morgan City, Mtn Green;

 

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for

July 21, 2011

In a surprise move, Member Ned Mecham brought the issue of the purchase of land adjacent to the fair grounds back to the county council agenda.  Mecham has been a consistent proponent of the purchase of the land, but had been unable to muster the votes necessary to pass the purchase at a price the school board would approve.  

 

July 21, 2011

After months of negotiations the county reached agreement with the developers of Rollins Ranch.  The developer agreed to complete all identified improvements per the initial development agreement by August 31 and to pay the outstanding tax bill of approximately $23,000.  The county agreed to waive interest and penalties on the unpaid taxes, to take the developer out of default, and to begin issuing building permits once the taxes are paid and the improvements are complete.  

 

July 21, 2011

 

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for

July 10th thru July 16th, with a total of 157 calls:

 

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for

July 21, 2011

The Morgan County Sheriff’s office would like residents to be aware of a scam that is taking place in the community.  Residents have been contacted by an individual who claims that they have a family member who is trapped in Mexico.

 

July 19, 2011

 

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for

July 3rd thru July 9th, with a total of 144 calls:

 

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for

July 7, 2011

he county council has been negotiating with the developers of Rollins Ranch for many months.  The owners of lots in the subdivision are caught in the middle of this ongoing problem of an unfinished subdivision that has not been accepted by the county, but has homes that have been constructed.  

 

July 7, 2011

 

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for

June 26th thru July 2nd, with a total of 153 calls:

 

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for

June 30, 2011

It was a somber atmosphere in the courtroom as Garth Day entered with his attorney, Amy Hugie.  As U.S. Magistrate Judge Samuel Alba read each one of the six charges aloud to him, Day responded with a weak and barely audible whisper.  With each charge presented to the defendant, the judge confirmed that Day understood it and also , understood that the government is required to prove their case against him beyond a reasonable doubt.  Day was also informed that if he changed his plea to guilty, he would waive his rights to a trial and therefore relieve the government from having to prove their case.  In each case Day responded in the affirmative.

 

June 30, 2011

 

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for

June 19th thru June 25th, with a total of 134 calls:

 

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for

June 23, 2011

Attending: Chairman Tina Kelley, Members Howard Hansen, Don Mathews, Ronda Kippen, Robert Kilmer, Ned Mecham, Lyle Nelson

 

Attending: Chairman Tina Kelley, Members Howard Hansen, Don Mathews, Ronda Kippen, Robert Kilmer, Ned Mecham, Lyle Nelson

June 23, 2011

 

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for

June 12th thru June 18th, with a total of 142 calls:

 

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for

June 16, 2011

 

Public Hearing – Final Adoption of Budget

The city water rate is currently based on a 12,000 gallon monthly minimum.  The current rate is $2.00 per 1,000 for the first 12,000 gallons.  The council approved an increase in the rate to $2.25 for the first 12,000.  That is approximately an 11% increase.  For usage over 12,000 gallons per month the current rate is $3.00 per thousand.  This rate will now increase to $3.25.  The council estimates that this will generate an additional $50,000 in revenue per year.  The city plans to use these additional funds for capital improvement projects that will be needed in the next few years.  The city is planning improvements to 700 East and other projects that will need water system updates to be a part of the total package of improvements.  They new water rates will be effective July 1.

The council could not finalize the approval of tax rates.   The county has not yet provided the numbers.  The council continued that portion of the public hearing until the county provides the new rates.

 

Public Hearing – Final Adoption of Budget

June 16, 2011

 

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for

June 5th thru June 11th, with a total of 158 calls:

 

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for

June 16, 2011

 

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for

June 5th thru June 11th, with a total of 158 calls:

 

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for

June 16, 2011

 

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for

June 5th thru June 11th, with a total of 158 calls:

 

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for

June 10, 2011

 

011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for

May 29th thru June 4th, with a total of 181 calls:

 

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for

June 7, 2011

Morgan resident John Haycock was arrested and booked into Weber County Jail for suspicion of sodomy on a child.  The abuse was reported to have occurred at Haycock’s home on May 13.  

 

June 7, 2011

In a letter from Governor Herbert to state employees, the Governor stated, “As you are likely aware, the Utah State Legislature’s recent action on H.B. 328 has generated a review of the State’s 4-10 hour workweek. To comply with legislative mandates and remain within budget constraints, while maintaining customer service, the State of Utah will return to operating hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

 

May 27, 2011

 

The council reported that the city has made the final payment on the city building.

4th of July Committee Report

The fourth of July committee reported to the council.  They reviewed the agenda of events and talked about the many hours volunteered to make the day  a success.  They asked the city for an additional donation to the event and asked for help with the electrical at the park as well as the business licensing.  The council expressed support and committed to help the committee solve the problems they are having.

 

The council reported that the city has made the final payment on the city building.

May 27, 2011

 

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for

May 15th thru May 21st, with a total of 142 calls:

 

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for

May 23, 2011

 

Attending: Chairman Tina Kelley, Members Howard Hansen, Ned Mecham, Lyle Nelson

Absent: Members Ronda Kippen and Robert Kilmer

 

Attending: Chairman Tina Kelley, Members Howard Hansen, Ned Mecham, Lyle Nelson

May 23, 2011

 

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for

May 8th thru May 14th, with a total of 147 calls:

 

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for

May 14, 2011

On Tuesday former county council administrator Garth Day appeared in Federal Court and plead not guilty to six federal counts.  Day made his first appearance in federal court before Judge Sam Alba.

 

May 6, 2011

Attending: Chairman Tina Kelley, Members Howard Hansen, Ronda Kippen, Robert Kilmer, Ned Mecham, Lyle Nelson

 

Attending: Chairman Tina Kelley, Members Howard Hansen, Ronda Kippen, Robert Kilmer, Ned Mecham, Lyle Nelson

May 6, 2011

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for April 24 thru April 30, with a total of 121 calls:

 

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for April 24 thru April 30, with a total of 121 calls:

April 28, 2011

In a move that will provide some help for budget shortfalls at the Sheriff’s office, the Morgan City Council determined to contract with the county to have the services of an additional deputy for 84 days during the summer months.  

 

April 28, 2011

Chad M. Stewart, a Morgan man, arrested for stealing a BMW valued at $40,000 while test driving it and making the salesman get out of the car at  gunpoint. 

 

Chad M. Stewart, a Morgan man, arrested for stealing a BMW valued at $40,000 while test driving it and making the salesman get out of the car at  gunpoint. 

April 28, 2011

Chad M. Stewart, a Morgan man, arrested for stealing a BMW valued at $40,000 while test driving it and making the salesman get out of the car at  gunpoint. 

 

Chad M. Stewart, a Morgan man, arrested for stealing a BMW valued at $40,000 while test driving it and making the salesman get out of the car at  gunpoint. 

April 28, 2011

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for April 17  thru April 23, with a total of 123 calls:

 

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for April 17  thru April 23, with a total of 123 calls:

April 28, 2011

The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) advises motorists and truckers using Interstate 84, as well as local residents in eastern Morgan County, that work will begin on a project to replace the roadway decks of the I-84 bridges over the Union Pacific Railroad at Taggart, Morgan County, beginning this week.

 

April 26, 2011

In council meeting Member Ned Mecham came out swinging against the animal control building.  Mecham said, “I have talked to people from both ends of this county.  The only ones I hear that are excited about this building is on the county council.  I haven’t talked to one person in this county that think it’s a great idea for the county to go more in debt.  Last year we went one and a half million for the road bond and this is another $600,000 that has been approved for a building for twenty five years.  I haven’t talked to anyone that thinks that this county going into debt is a good thing.  I know if this is put on the ballot, I know that the county would defeat it and I know our budget this year.  I know that the road department is a mess and is going to need to take money out of the general fund.  I know that our Sheriff’s department is going to need money out of the general fund…I know we are going to need more money for the school resource officer.  I know that diesel now is up 30-35% and I know gasoline is up 30-35% which is going to take a lot more money for fuel out of our general fund.  I think it is a disservice to citizens of this county to go further in debt…”

 

April 26, 2011

Attending: Chairman Tina Kelley, Members Howard Hansen, Don Mathews, Ronda Kippen, Robert Kilmer, Ned Mecham, Lyle Nelson

 

Attending: Chairman Tina Kelley, Members Howard Hansen, Don Mathews, Ronda Kippen, Robert Kilmer, Ned Mecham, Lyle Nelson

April 26, 2011

Attending: Chairman Tina Kelley, Members Howard Hansen, Don Mathews, Ronda Kippen, Robert Kilmer, Ned Mecham, Lyle Nelson

 

Attending: Chairman Tina Kelley, Members Howard Hansen, Don Mathews, Ronda Kippen, Robert Kilmer, Ned Mecham, Lyle Nelson

April 26, 2011

The Morgan County Republican party elected new county officers at a well attended organizing convention on April 9 at the Morgan County Courthouse Auditorium.  Outgoing president, Larry Hatch, expressed thanks to the party’s delegates for turning out in very nearly perfect attendance.  It was the county delegates who cast the votes that put the new slate of officers in their respective positions. 

 

April 15, 2011

Federal charges have been filed against former Morgan County council administrator Garth Day.  Charges were dropped at the state level several months ago as the investigation was turned over to federal officials.  At the time that the case was turned over to federal jurisdiction, County Attorney Jann Farris said, ““My fear is that Garth will be released immediately from the prison [state prison] due to the non-violent nature of his crimes and his lack of a criminal record and prison overcrowding. I do not feel like that would be appropriate considering the damage he has done. In the federal system he will more likely get and serve a significant prison sentence. In my judgment that will be in the best interest of justice.”  

 

April 15, 2011

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for April 3 thru April 9, with a total of 172 calls:

 

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for April 3 thru April 9, with a total of 172 calls:

April 12, 2011

Attending: Chairman Tina Kelley, Members Howard Hansen, Don Mathews, Ronda Kippen, Robert Kilmer, Ned Mecham

 

Attending: Chairman Tina Kelley, Members Howard Hansen, Don Mathews, Ronda Kippen, Robert Kilmer, Ned Mecham

April 12, 2011

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for March 27 thru April 2, with a total of 189 calls:

 

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for March 27 thru April 2, with a total of 189 calls:

April 2, 2011

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for March 20 thru March 26, with a total of 173 calls:

 

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for March 20 thru March 26, with a total of 173 calls:

March 26, 2011

 

Morgan County has three active political parties:  The Constitution Party, The Democratic Party and the Republican Party. 

In odd numbered years, each of these parties holds an organizing convention.  The main purpose of the convention is to elect county party officers to serve for two year terms.  In the case of the Republican party, we elect a Chairman, a Vice Chairman, a Secretary, a Treasurer and an At Large Member of the State Central Committee.  We call this group of five The Executive Committee.  

The people currently serving in these positions are (Listed in order):  Larry Hatch, Corey Leishman, Bret Haney, Sherm Farnsworth and Jennie Earl.  

Any resident of Morgan County who is willing to affiliate with; and register as a member of the Republican Party, is eligible to run for one of these offices.  If you wish to run for a party office, you will need to be in attendance at the Republican Party Organizing Convention on Saturday, April 9, 2011 at the Morgan County Courthouse Auditorium.  The event will begin with refreshments served at 5:30 p.m. and informal visiting until about 6:00 p.m.

About 6:00 p.m. the party chairman will call the meeting to order.  The main item of business will be the election of officers; however, other business will be conducted as required.  Those desiring to be on the ballot, for any of the five offices listed above, should arrange for someone who is a registered Republican to nominate them.  A second to the nomination is not required, but is allowed if the candidate desires that to be part of his nomination.  Seconds will be counted as part of the candidates two minute introductory speech time.

Voting will be by secret ballot and balllots will be counted by independent judges: meaning the judges will not be members of the party executive committee or county delegates.  

Those voting will be Official County Delegates who were elected at the Precinct Caucus Meetings in 2010, or appointed to fill a vacated delegate position in the case of a resignation or some event that made a delegate ineligible.  

We, the party leaders, hope to have at least two nominees for each of the five positions open for election.  Please see our paid advertisement in this issue of the newspaper.  Thanks for your consideration.   

Larry Hatch  

Morgan County Republican Party Chairman

Morgan

 

Morgan County has three active political parties:  The Constitution Party, The Democratic Party and the Republican Party. 

March 26, 2011

011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for March 13 thru March 19, with a total of 203 calls:

 

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for March 13 thru March 19, with a total of 203 calls:

March 21, 2011

Attending: Chairman Tina Kelley, Members Howard Hansen, Don Mathews, Ronda Kippen, Robert Kilmer, Ned Mecham, and Lyle Nelson

 

Attending: Chairman Tina Kelley, Members Howard Hansen, Don Mathews, Ronda Kippen, Robert Kilmer, Ned Mecham, and Lyle Nelson

March 21, 2011

The County Council on Tuesday appointed Chris Hales to the planning commission.  Hales was appointed to fill the final vacancy on the commission for the Porterville/East Canyon Area. 

 

The County Council on Tuesday appointed Chris Hales to the planning commission.  Hales was appointed to fill the final vacancy on the commission for the Porterville/East Canyon Area.  

March 21, 2011

 

The discussion continues on whether the county ought to build a facility to replace the animal control building currently rented from veterinarian, Dr Lott.  It also seems that the project has come full circle.  

 

The discussion continues on whether the county ought to build a facility to replace the animal control building currently rented from veterinarian, Dr Lott.  It also seems that the project has come full circle.  

March 21, 2011

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for March 6  thru March 12, with a total of 125 calls:

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for March 6  thru March 12, with a total of 125 calls:

March 12, 2011

In a controversial move, Governor Herbert signed into law House Bill HB477 and in one stroke of the pen significantly reduced the openness of Utah government.  He took this action after repeatedly supporting a policy of transparency.  

 

March 5, 2011

Stacy Lafitte is the clerk/auditor for Morgan County.  Lafitte was born and raised in Morgan and with the exception of one year attending Utah State University, has lived here in the county.  She grew up in a small family of her parents and one younger brother.

 

March 5, 2011

In the council meeting on Tuesday the council remained deadlocked on the issue of the land purchase from the school district, effectively killing the land purchase.  Members Ned Mecham, Don Mathews, and Howard Hansen were in favor of the purchase, Members Ronda Kippen, Lyle Nelson and Chairman Tina Kelly were opposed.  Member Kilmer chose to abstain.  The issue needs four votes to proceed.

March 5, 2011

Council Members Attending: Tina Kelley, Howard Hansen, Donald Mathews, Ronda Kippen, Lyle Nelson, Ned Mecham, Robert Kilmer

 

Council Members Attending: Tina Kelley, Howard Hansen, Donald Mathews, Ronda Kippen, Lyle Nelson, Ned Mecham, Robert Kilmer

March 5, 2011

After several back and forth discussions the county has made an offer to the school district to purchase land adjacent to the Fair Grounds.  With a vote of 4 to 2 in favor, the council approved an offer to the school district of $59,800.  The council also stipulated that the county would not participate in the surveying or fencing costs.  The purchase will be paid for from the restaurant tax fund.  Members Nelson and Kippen voted against the offer and member Kilmer, who works for the school district, abstained.  Member Nelson expressed concern that the county was paying more per acre than the school district had paid in their recent purchase.  

 

March 5, 2011

 

By Scott Sherman

The Salt Lake Tribune

Reprinted with Permission of The Salt Lake Tribune

 

State court officials have released the list of 10 courthouses around Utah that could be shuttered if lawmakers were to cut up to 7 percent from the state’s public safety budget.

 

By Scott Sherman

March 4, 2011

Council Members Attending: Tina Kelley, Howard Hansen, Donald Mathews, Ronda Kippen, Lyle Nelson, Ned Mecham, Robert Kilmer

Council Members Attending: Tina Kelley, Howard Hansen, Donald Mathews, Ronda Kippen, Lyle Nelson, Ned Mecham, Robert Kilmer

Kevin Edwards – Interlocal Agreement for Tow Dispatch Service

March 4, 2011

In a five to two decision on Tuesday night the council voted to eliminate the current volunteer board of appeals in favor of a one person professional paid position to hear and decide appeals cases.  The county will contract with one or more individuals, likely from outside the county, to hear the cases. 

In a five to two decision on Tuesday night the council voted to eliminate the current volunteer board of appeals in favor of a one person professional paid position to hear and decide appeals cases.  The county will contract with one or more individuals, likely from outside the county, to hear the cases.  

March 4, 2011

A lively debate ensued in the county council when an item about the upcoming plans for parks was raised on Tuesday.  Member Ronda Kippen who has the portfolio assignment on the council for parks brought forward items to inform the council of plans for a bowry at the park in the Cottonwoods and also identified manpower gaps for the care of the parks.  The county has recently had turnover in the jobs that have traditionally maintained the parks and now is faced with the dilemma of how to address the needs as spring approaches.

March 4, 2011

Darrell Erickson was appointed to serve on the county planning commission for the Enterprise area.

Darrell Erickson was appointed to serve on the county planning commission for the Enterprise area.

Al Lundgren was appointed to serve on the county planning commission for the Mountain Green area.

Darrell Erickson was appointed to serve on the county planning commission for the Enterprise area.

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February 27, 2011

Council Members Attending: Tina Kelley, Howard Hansen, Donald Mathews, Ronda Kippen, Lyle Nelson, Ned Mecham, Robert Kilmer

 

Council Members Attending: Tina Kelley, Howard Hansen, Donald Mathews, Ronda Kippen, Lyle Nelson, Ned Mecham, Robert Kilmer

February 27, 2011

In a split vote on Tuesday night the county council decided to rethink the council administrator position.  Member Nelson had placed the item on the agenda after a discussion with chairman Kelley.

 

In a split vote on Tuesday night the county council decided to rethink the council administrator position.  Member Nelson had placed the item on the agenda after a discussion with chairman Kelley.

February 18, 2011

 

Sheriff Breshears has had many challenges in his first two weeks in office.  As he took office he was already faced with a department poised to hire four new officers to fill vacancies left by officers who had left to pursue higher pay, to replace his position, and to evaluate potential replacements for an officer on leave.  He had stated in his campaign that his goal was to persuade the county council to raise the pay for officers to try to head off the turnover problem faced by the department.

 

February 10, 2011

Council Members Attending: Tina Kelley, Howard Hansen, Donald Mathews, Ronda Kippen, Lyle Nelson, Ned Mecham, Robert Kilmer

Public Comment
Larry Hatch thanked all of the council for their service.  He requested that the council consider carefully the appointment of a chairman.

Council Members Attending: Tina Kelley, Howard Hansen, Donald Mathews, Ronda Kippen, Lyle Nelson, Ned Mecham, Robert Kilmer

Public Comment
Larry Hatch thanked all of the council for their service.  He requested that the council consider carefully the appointment of a chairman.

County Council Business

January 1, 2011

The number one story for Morgan County in 2010 was Garth Day.  It seemed that the council administrator position brought controversy with him from the beginning.  First, the position of council administrator, and then the person filling the position became controversial.

The number one story for Morgan County in 2010 was Garth Day.  It seemed that the council administrator position brought controversy with him from the beginning.  First, the position of council administrator, and then the person filling the position became controversial.

January 1, 2011

At the end of 2009 the county completed the Fairgrounds Parkway and the new bridge that was a part of the project.  2010 saw a verbal battle with the developer, Morgan Valley Partners, to receive payment for the developers portion of the project.

December 31, 2010

At the council meeting on Tuesday the county council passed the general plan.  It took about fifteen minutes, but the plan itself has been many years in the creation.  The general plan sets the foundation for the direction of the county in years to come

December 31, 2010

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

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

Public Comment

December 31, 2010

December 21, 2010

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

December 21, 2010

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

Michael Brown – Surrey Lane as a County Road

December 31, 2010

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

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

Resolution authorizing the Municipal building authority of Morgan County to issue and sell 600,000 in bonds

December 31, 2010

It was the last county council meeting for council members Sunday, Lundgren, and chairman Creager.  The next council meeting will be in the new year and will see a new council seated and a new chairman chosen.  The council thanked those who were leaving for their service and Chairman Creager took a moment to share his thoughts at the end of his service.  The following are Chairman Creager’s parting remarks to the county:

December 31, 2010

At a hearing on Monday the county indicated that the prosecution of Garth Day will likely be handed over to federal authorities.  For the past several months the FBI has been investigating the actions of Day in allegedly committing fraud and forgery at the same time as the county investigation has been proceeding.  The FBI has met with county officials, obtained documents of actions by Day, and identified areas for prosecution. 

December 31, 2010

At the county council meeting on Tuesday night the issue of a freeway interchange in Mountain Green was discussed.  The conclusion – no interchange is in the near future.

At the county council meeting on Tuesday night the issue of a freeway interchange in Mountain Green was discussed.  The conclusion – no interchange is in the near future.

December 31, 2010

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for
November 28 thru December 4, with a total of 111 calls:

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for
November 28 thru December 4, with a total of 111 calls:
Assistance: (2)Morgan City, Mtn Green;
Animal Complaint: Como Springs, Morgan City, (2)Mtn Green;
Medical: (3)Morgan City, Mtn Green, (2)Porterville;
Premise Check: (6)Morgan City, (2)Mtn Green;

December 13, 2010

The Community Impact Board, (CIB) at a meeting on November 4, approved funding for the proposed new County Building. The   county is proposing a building to house the animal shelter and better   utilize the cost being paid to a veterinarian to house the shelter.
The county has been struggling with space issues for some time and has been exploring whether this building could solve some of those space problems.

The Community Impact Board, (CIB) at a meeting on November 4, approved funding for the proposed new County Building. The   county is proposing a building to house the animal shelter and better   utilize the cost being paid to a veterinarian to house the shelter.

December 10, 2010

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

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

Aspen Meadows Plan Adjustment
The applicant is requesting minor adjustments to the plan. The planning commission has recommended this item be approved.
The requested change was approved unanimously.

December 10, 2010

A heated discussion ensued at the county council meeting on Tuesday as the council considered, for the third time, the Rose Hill well land use agreement between the county and Wilkinson Cottonwood Water Company.

A heated discussion ensued at the county council meeting on Tuesday as the council considered, for the third time, the Rose Hill well land use agreement between the county and Wilkinson Cottonwood Water Company.

November 12, 2010

The votes are all tallied and winners declared in the county races. Don Mathews will continue his service on the council representing district five. Mathews beat opponent Austin Turner by forty six votes with 53.4% of the vote. This race had been too close to call until the absentee and provisional ballots were counted.

November 12, 2010

Rhonda Kippen is the newest member of the Morgan County Council.  Kippen was appointed by the council to finish the term of Rodney Haslam after he resigned for health reasons.

Rhonda Kippen is the newest member of the Morgan County Council.  Kippen was appointed by the council to finish the term of Rodney Haslam after he resigned for health reasons.

November 12, 2010

We recently completed ‘mid-term’ elections.  As usual Morgan citizens responded well with a relatively high percentage turn out.  As a community we, like the rest of the nation, were mostly focused on the national scene.  It is, after all, what we see and hear in the news.  Unfortunately, sometimes we do not pay as close attention to what is going on in our own county as we should. 

November 12, 2010

The New Morgan County Council

November 9, 2010

At the finish line of the 2010 Morgan County Elections on Tuesday night, there were many incumbents that crossed the finish line ahead of their competition and will remain in their positions with the county.  Two of those incumbents that voters chose to return to office included Jann Farris as Morgan County’s Attorney who received 67% of the vote and Brenda Nelson as Morgan County Recorder with 58% of the vote.

November 9, 2010

The council met on Wednesday morning and appointed Rhonda Kippen to the county council. Member Karen Sunday moved that Kippen be appointed and Member Al Lundgren seconded the motion. Kippen was appointed with Member Sunday, Lundgren, Kelley, and Hansen voting in favor and Member Mathews and Chairman Creager opposing.

The council met on Wednesday morning and appointed Rhonda Kippen to the county council. Member Karen Sunday moved that Kippen be appointed and Member Al Lundgren seconded the motion. Kippen was appointed with Member Sunday, Lundgren, Kelley, and Hansen voting in favor and Member Mathews and Chairman Creager opposing.

November 8, 2010

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.

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.

November 8, 2010

 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

 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

November 8, 2010

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.

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.

November 8, 2010

For the last several years the county has been considering a new building for county services. The county currently leases space for the animal shelter from a local veterinarian, Dr Lott. The cost of this contract could pay for a bond of approximately $350,000. The county is also hopeful that they can obtain a grant from the NRA for $50,000 for a classroom in the building that could be used for many different applications, including hunter’s safety and other training programs.

November 8, 2010

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.

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.

November 2, 2010

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October 24, 2010

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

Council Members Attending: Tina Kelley, Sid Creager, Al Lundgren, Howard Hansen, Karen Sunday, Don Mathews
Public Comment
Lyle Nelson – Nelson had previously come before the council about striping. He observed that this work is moving forward and thanked the council and the county for taking action on the striping.

October 24, 2010

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.

The Morgan County News has obtained a copy of the police report of the accident of Morgan County Deputy Nikkole Malan that occurred in the early morning hours of Sunday, October 10, 2010 on Old Highway Road near the Cottonwood area of Mountain Green.

October 16, 2010

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.

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.

October 16, 2010

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.

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.

October 16, 2010

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.

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.

October 16, 2010

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.

October 14, 2010

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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Candidate Introductory Remarks

October 10, 2010

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.

October 10, 2010

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

Public Comment
See Hatch Calls For Chairman’s Resignation in Government Section

County Council Business

October 10, 2010

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.

October 10, 2010

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. 

October 10, 2010

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. 

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.  

October 10, 2010

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.

October 10, 2010

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.

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.

October 2, 2010

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. 

October 2, 2010

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.

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.

October 1, 2010

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.

October 1, 2010

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.

September 25, 2010

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

 

September 25, 2010

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

Council Members in attendance:  Sid Creager – Chair, Tina Kelly – Vice Chair, Rodney Haslam, Howard Hansen,  Karen Sunday
Absent: Al Lundgren
The following items were discussed:
County Council Business
Garth Day – See article Day in Demand on page 7.

September 25, 2010

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

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

September 25, 2010

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. 

 

September 25, 2010

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.

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.

September 24, 2010

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.

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

Public Comment

September 19, 2010

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.

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)

September 19, 2010

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

Council Members Attending: Rodney Haslam, Tina Kelley, Sid Creager, Al Lundgren, Howard Hansen, Karen Sunday
Attended by Phone: Donald Mathews
Audit Report
See County Receives Sparks Fly Over Accusations in Council Meeting on Page 1
Public Comment

September 19, 2010

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

 Council Members Attending: Donald Mathews, Rodney Haslam, Tina Kelley, Sid Creager, Al Lundgren, Howard Hansen, Karen Sunday
County Council Business
Member Lundgren has a CD and Environmental Impact Statement on the APEX project (the Kern River Pipeline).  He also has a copy of the rezone request from Snow Basin that was submitted to Weber County.

September 19, 2010

    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.

September 19, 2010

    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. 

September 19, 2010

    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.

September 19, 2010

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 ...

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 ...   

September 19, 2010

    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.

    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.

September 19, 2010

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. 

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.  

September 19, 2010

    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. 

September 17, 2010

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.

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.

September 6, 2010

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

September 6, 2010

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

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

September 5, 2010

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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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.  

September 5, 2010

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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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.