City Council Update: Aquatic center rates are increasing

Daily admission for the aquatic center will increase by 50 cents when it opens in May. Parks and Recreation Director Tiffany Staheli said the rates were last adjusted in 2012.  They are also planning an increase in rates for season passes which will take effect on Oct. 1, 2019 when they begin selling season passes for 2020. The budget As the council prepares to approve … Continue reading City Council Update: Aquatic center rates are increasing

City Council Update: Council accepts the 92 ft. road width plan to widen 400/450 E

The council accepted the 92 ft. plan for 400 E 450 E road width change. This plan moves the proposed East right of way line 10 ft. further away from the homes than was originally proposed. All businesses will still be accessible from North and southbound traffic. Some of the residential driveways will be steeper, but Engineer Matt Hartvigsen said he doesn’t think they will … Continue reading City Council Update: Council accepts the 92 ft. road width plan to widen 400/450 E

City Council Update: Council is considering increasing property taxes

The council is considering having a ten or five percent increase of property taxes. Councilman Carl Turner said they’re thinking through every option at this point and City Attorney Jon Call suggested searching through the budget to find areas they can cut to get the funding they need. Call said Ogden and South Ogden have property tax rates that are almost triple of North Ogden … Continue reading City Council Update: Council is considering increasing property taxes

City Council Update: Possible changes to widen 400/450 may steepen residents’ driveways

The city council is considering including bike lanes, a sidewalk on one side, and a middle turning lane in a five lane road for the expansion of 400/450 East which connects with Washington Blvd.  A decision needs to be made by the end of March and construction is anticipated to begin spring of 2020. City Engineer Matt Harvardson needed  the council’s input  concerning what should … Continue reading City Council Update: Possible changes to widen 400/450 may steepen residents’ driveways

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