City Council Update: Getting a new Public Safety Building is top priority

One of the top priorities for the council is planning to build a new Public Safety Building for the police department. The current  building is far too small and they recently moved  evidence offsite to make room. The council wants to plan for police force growth in line with the projected growth of the city. One idea introduced in the meeting was to add the Public … Continue reading City Council Update: Getting a new Public Safety Building is top priority

City Council Update: A potential shift in stop signs on 800 East

The Police Chief Dirk Quinney presented the plan to move north and southbound stop signs at 3200 North and 3400 North along 800 East. Currently the stop signs are placed so north and southbound traffic must stop. He said they plan to move the stop signs at both intersections to the opposite directions so east and westbound traffic will have the stop signs. Quinney said … Continue reading City Council Update: A potential shift in stop signs on 800 East

City Council Update: New police officer is sworn in & the Taylor’s accept scholarships from a foundation

  The council swore in Tracie Preece as the newest North Ogden police officer. Dennis Randall, from the Freedom Foundation of Valley Forge, recognized the service of the former Mayor Brent Taylor and presented the “We Believe in Heros Award” to Jenny Taylor. The foundation also offered each of the children all expenses paid scholarships to attend the Valley Forge youth leadership program when each … Continue reading City Council Update: New police officer is sworn in & the Taylor’s accept scholarships from a foundation

City Council Update: Chugg sworn in as Mayor for 2019

Brent Chugg was sworn in to office after the council selected him out of the other four candidates to fill the Mayor’s seat for 2019. Chugg will continue serving as the mayor, but his seat will be open for election in Nov. 2019. His position isn’t the only one. Four city council seats currently occupied by Carl Turner, Cheryl Stoker, Phillip Swanson, and Ryan Barker … Continue reading City Council Update: Chugg sworn in as Mayor for 2019

City Council Update: Jennie Taylor spoke of her commitment to freedom

Jennie Taylor said the day before the council meeting she took time to explain to her children why she is so public with what they have experienced in losing her husband and their father. She said she is sure Brent would want the residents of North Ogden and the citizens of the United States to know that the price of freedom is immeasurably high. “The … Continue reading City Council Update: Jennie Taylor spoke of her commitment to freedom

City Council Update: Five Mayor applicants will be interviewed on Jan. 8

  City Recorder Annette Spendlove said Janice Christiansen, Steven Huntsman, Julie Andersen, Brent Chugg, and Sean Casey submitted applications for the Mayor seat.  The applicants will be interviewed on Jan. 8 and the council will vote to appoint the new mayor. Councilwoman Cheryl Stoker will act as Mayor pro tempore in the interviews since Mayor Brent Chugg will be one of the interviewees.   More … Continue reading City Council Update: Five Mayor applicants will be interviewed on Jan. 8

City Council Update: The Council honors Mayor Brent Taylor and makes plans to fill the vacancy

At the beginning of the meeting, the city council had a moment of silence for Mayor Taylor. His body arrived in North Ogden on Wednesday and his funeral will be held at Dee Event Center on Saturday Nov.17 at 1:00 pm. Mona Wald received a letter from Mayor Taylor five days after he passed away thanking her for her support of the amphitheater. She said … Continue reading City Council Update: The Council honors Mayor Brent Taylor and makes plans to fill the vacancy

City Council Update: What to do with the old public works building?

The city is considering selling the old Public Works Building and want feedback from the residents. City Attorney Jon Call said the property is a water asset and selling the building might help offset some of the costs for the upcoming water projects in the next couple of years. Call said they have gotten an offer, but the city uses the building for storage and … Continue reading City Council Update: What to do with the old public works building?

City Council Update: The police officer shortage

North Ogden City is short police officers, said City Attorney Jon Call, and it might be a good idea to begin recruitment activities. He suggested the city consider sponsoring people through the post certification program for police officer training. Councilman Phillip Swanson said they need to take a hard look at this possibility. Two city employees are already interested in getting into the profession according to … Continue reading City Council Update: The police officer shortage

City Council Work Session: A walk-able downtown is on the table

  The city is in the beginning phases of considering adopting Form-Based Code that would change the commercial area on Washington Blvd and neighborhoods behind it into a more walk-able community. Form-Based Code establishes rules to create a certain look for a particular area.  Associate Planner Brandon Bell said “Green space, building and parking location, building type, maximum block size, sub districts, connected street network, … Continue reading City Council Work Session: A walk-able downtown is on the table

City Council Update: Double Ott Ranch agreement postponed

Park, retention basin, or pond? The council tabled the agreement between North Ogden City and Double Ott Ranch regarding a detention basin and public park. They discussed removing all mentions of the recreational pond from the agreement. They also discussed waiving impact fees in exchange for the dedication of the facility for storm water and a park. They also considered choosing different property to relocate … Continue reading City Council Update: Double Ott Ranch agreement postponed

City Council Update: Barker agreement is put on hold

The city council is considering making an agreement with the Barker family which would stipulate how the park and the amphitheater would be used. Councilman Phillip Swanson said he didn’t think they had enough information to finalize the agreement yet. City Attorney Jon Call said the reason an agreement is better than an ordinance is because, “Agreements are harder to change than ordinances because there … Continue reading City Council Update: Barker agreement is put on hold

City Council Update: The long term effects of not enough affordable housing

Brynn Mortensen, from The Salt Lake Chamber, said housing affordability is an issue that needs attention. She said their concern is they don’t want to price firemen, nurses, and teachers out of the Utah market.  “Utah is leading the nation in population growth and economic growth.” She said the broad business community is trying to get a head of this so their employees can afford … Continue reading City Council Update: The long term effects of not enough affordable housing

City Council Update: The recreational pond is awash

The council did not approve the recreational portion of the Double Ott Ranch retention pond. The city is building a new retention and irrigation pond to replace the old one which was in a commercial zone. The city is selling that land for $1.6 million and will receive an annual sales tax of $200,000 a year for the property. City Attorney John Call said the … Continue reading City Council Update: The recreational pond is awash

City Council Update: The community response after the first production at the new amphitheater

The first play at the new Barker Park Amphitheater sold out four of the six nights it was performed according to Mark Daniels, the director of the play Once on this Island. Daniels said the sound was below the City’s required level and there always seemed to be a few extra parking spaces each night. Parking and sound have been two frequently discussed issues during … Continue reading City Council Update: The community response after the first production at the new amphitheater

City Council Update: Resident input changes sound regulations for the Barker Park Amphitheater

The council adjusted the ordinance regulating amplified sound from the Barker Park Amphitheater after listening to residents who live near the park. Sean Casey, who said he is a sound expert, urged the council to not make decisions regarding the sound restrictions without understanding the sound terminology used in the ordinance. He said the sound from the amphitheater could potentially be heard throughout the city. … Continue reading City Council Update: Resident input changes sound regulations for the Barker Park Amphitheater

City Council Update: Amphitheater budget removed for now

The council removed the amphitheater budget since they don’t know for certain if they will be awarded the third round of the R.A.M.P grant after the city applies for it in January.  During public comments, Stephanie Casey told the council to be careful and clear with their wording since the city will not be awarded the $300,000 R.A.M.P grant until after the city applies for … Continue reading City Council Update: Amphitheater budget removed for now

City Council Update: Do residents want a more walkable downtown?

The council and planning commission is considering fundamentally changing the downtown area of North Ogden by making it more walkable. Planning commission members discussed that the city might get a more beautiful and walkable downtown but drivers on Washington Blvd will have to drive 35 mph. Changing speeds will have to go through Utah Department of Transportation’s sign off, but the city must have a … Continue reading City Council Update: Do residents want a more walkable downtown?

City Council Update: Cul-de-sac length standards may be the end of the road for a potential development

Some residents want to extend the maximum length of cul-de-sacs from 600 ft to 750 ft. To do this, the council must amend an existing ordinance. This discussion began when Paul Mackley said they wanted to build a home on his property on 1750 N for his daughter Candice Lund and her family. To comply with fire code, a road must connect with the cul-de-sac to … Continue reading City Council Update: Cul-de-sac length standards may be the end of the road for a potential development

City Council Update: Four youth speak out on pollution, plastic, and choosing to live sustainably

“Climate change threatens our our health, water supply, and agriculture” said Hadley Johnson. She suggested to keep recyclable items out of landfills, use renewable energy, and turn off lights when they are not in use. She encouraged the council to “make a change for the benefit of the North Ogden community.”   Riley Johnson encouraged a decline in straws in restaurants and the proper disposal … Continue reading City Council Update: Four youth speak out on pollution, plastic, and choosing to live sustainably