City Council Update: No agreement so far with No AMPH

The amphitheater No AMPH supporters gave the council an offer on Friday Feb. 9 which the council rejected. The council sent the offer back with modifications. Council Member Phillip Swanson said, “We are moving forward by trying to resolve those terms.” The amphitheater project will likely receive a $367,351 R.A.M.P grant said Tiffany Staheli, the Parks and Recreation Director when the council was discussing the budget. The … Continue reading City Council Update: No agreement so far with No AMPH

City Council Update: Amphitheater plans may be affected by a lawsuit

Aaron Christensen, said if the council doesn’t come to some sort of agreement to scale down the size of the amphitheater project, they will move forward with litigation. The city council offered to discuss the issue at the city council meeting on Tuesday Feb. 13.  Christensen said the park was intended to remain as open space as a way to hold on to North Ogden’s … Continue reading City Council Update: Amphitheater plans may be affected by a lawsuit

Brent Chugg is sworn in as Mayor

Brent Chugg agreed to support, obey, and defend the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of state of Utah. On Jan. 19, 2018 he said he will discharge the duties of his office with fidelity when he was sworn into office as Mayor. Mayor Brent Taylor said the board member for the Sewer District must be reappointed every four years in an email … Continue reading Brent Chugg is sworn in as Mayor

City Council Update: Tensions rise over the Barker Park amphitheater

Kim Christiansen, Arron Christiansen, and other residents in the Deer Meadows subdivision across the street from Barker Park said they are concerned about noise, parking, and a reduction in home value as a result of the amphitheater development. Several residents said they were concerned they had not been included in the decision making process for the development.   Mayor Brent Taylor said he and the … Continue reading City Council Update: Tensions rise over the Barker Park amphitheater

Brent Chugg will soon be the temporary Mayor

The City Council voted unanimously to appoint Brent Chugg as the temporary mayor. Mayor Brent Taylor said Chugg has a great history of service. He said Chugg showed effective executive leadership as a volunteer project manager for the public works building. Taylor recommended him for the temporary mayor position to the council. “He really helped reduce tensions and bring together everyone on the committee to … Continue reading Brent Chugg will soon be the temporary Mayor

City Council Update 1/9/2018: The beginning of a campaign for clean air

  The council approved the mayor to Create a Clean Air committee with Councilman Philip Swanson as the chairman. Swanson suggested to create this committee to campaign against vehicle idling. Swanson hopes a public campaign will encourage people to turn off their vehicles when idling whether they’re waiting to pick up children from school or waiting at a drive in. Swanson said, “Repeated awareness changes … Continue reading City Council Update 1/9/2018: The beginning of a campaign for clean air

City Council Update: A solution to counting the urban deer population

“A live observatory is the most effective for cost for the community,” said Jordan Wayment, a North Ogden resident and student at Utah State University. The city council assigned Wayment to find information regarding the urban deer population with City Attorney Jon Call. Wayment volunteered his help in a previous City Council meeting. Wayment said the District of Wildlife Resources gave him the suggestion to … Continue reading City Council Update: A solution to counting the urban deer population

City council update: Urry declares Dec. 8 WSU Day for their football game

Councilman Jim Urry, acting as mayor pro tempore, declares Friday Dec. 8 Weber State University Day since their football team will be playing a championship round that evening. The Weber State football team has 11 wins so far and Urry wants to encourage citizens to wear purple. The game starts at 5 pm on Friday and it will be broadcast on ESPN 2. Mayor Brent … Continue reading City council update: Urry declares Dec. 8 WSU Day for their football game

City council update: fees for towing approved

The city council approved the consolidated fees schedule for towing. It lays out the maximum fees the city will allow tow companies to charge to their residents. The council also gave the approval to apply for the Community Development Block Grant which assists moderate to low income housing. The council reviewed the fiscal report for the fiscal year that ended on June 30 2017. Most departments … Continue reading City council update: fees for towing approved

City Council update: The official election results are posted

After the canvas was completed, official election results show Blake D Cevering and Sara L Fawson were elected to be the two new city council members. Cevering received 2,045 votes and Fawson received 1,952. The total votes for city council amounted to 6,705. Julie Anderson received 1,356 votes and Ryan Barker received 1,352. Mayor Brent Taylor ran for reelection unopposed and won with 3,249 votes. … Continue reading City Council update: The official election results are posted

North Ogden City faces the urban deer predicament

After much discussion, the city council agreed to determine the cost of collecting data that will shed light on the deer population in the city. They hope to determine the scope of the urban deer population predicament. They decided the budget is not to exceed $3 thousand. Councilman Phillip Swanson encouraged the council to consider this option to gather data before moving forward. There are … Continue reading North Ogden City faces the urban deer predicament

City Council update: Barker Park amphitheater construction begins

    The council decided the concrete, site work, and the shell of the building placed on top of the stage will be included in the first phase of construction for the Barker Park Amphitheater. This includes concrete for the stage, footings and foundations along with the concrete for the chairs. “The shell of the building [will] be completed. There will be doors on the … Continue reading City Council update: Barker Park amphitheater construction begins

The official election results will be posted on Nov. 22

City Council members Jim Urry and Lynn Satterthwaite did not run for reelection in 2017. Two seats will be filled after the city gets the official results on Nov. 22. The unofficial results as of Nov. 7 have Blake D. Cevering winning 30.66% of the votes, Sara L. Fawson close behind with 29.16%, Julie Anderson with 20.10%, and Ryan Barker with 20.07%. Brent Taylor ran unopposed … Continue reading The official election results will be posted on Nov. 22

City Council Update: The council approves to raise the height of the Prominent Point town homes

The council modified the number of units in the agreement at The Village at Prominent Point. Call said they were modified in another part of the agreement previously but they weren’t changed in all parts of the agreement.  Changes include 107 town homes instead of 101, 28 patio homes instead of 26, and 68 independent living units instead of 80. The council approved to increase … Continue reading City Council Update: The council approves to raise the height of the Prominent Point town homes

City Council Update: The council discusses illegal street parking in the winter

“A few illegally parked cars were nicked by the wing of a snowplow last winter,” said John Call, the City Attorney. He continued, “We recommend we be strict.” The council considered different ways to protect all the residents in the city. Mayor Brent Taylor said, “The city’s insurance will not cover any damages when cars are parked on the road when the vehicles shouldn’t have … Continue reading City Council Update: The council discusses illegal street parking in the winter

City Council Update: The city receives a 4.5M federal grant for a pond

Mayor Brent Taylor said, “We were selected for a major federal grant in construction of a community pond. We asked for 4.5million and we think the entire amount is going to be approved. Councilman Jim Urry said he wanted to know what strings are attached with the grant. They tabled this item till next week for further discussion. Mayor Taylor gave an update on the … Continue reading City Council Update: The city receives a 4.5M federal grant for a pond

City Council Update: the city will not regulate whether the new town homes will be rented or owned

Joint work session The meeting began with a joint work session. The council approved some of the discussed adjustments to the Multi Use development on Washington Blvd.  The council decided the city will not regulate whether the town homes will be rented or owned. John Call, the City Attorney, said, “I’ve never seen a city make that a part of a requirement. It is usually … Continue reading City Council Update: the city will not regulate whether the new town homes will be rented or owned

City Council Update: athletic sports courts built on private property must meet new standards

The city council held a public hearing to consider amendments to an ordinance that would affect residents who want to build sports courts on their property. After the hearing, two changes were made to the ordinance prior to approval. They added a 10 p.m. end time for events in the evening and further clarity to the requirement to drain these courts onto the owner’s property … Continue reading City Council Update: athletic sports courts built on private property must meet new standards

Town Hall meeting: More apartments, townhomes, and single family dwellings are being built 

 North Ogden Mayor Brent Taylor and John Call, the North Ogden city attorney and city administrator, said the city needs the multi use development in order to meet requirements for state law. A good portion of the 63 public comments on the Mayor’s facebook live town hall broadcast related to this project. Call said, “The state requires cities to incorporate moderate income housing into their … Continue reading Town Hall meeting: More apartments, townhomes, and single family dwellings are being built 

City Council Update: Lance Call is sworn in as the new Chief of Police

Lance Call being sworn in at the City Council meeting. Photo provided by North Ogden City  Lance Call was sworn in as the new Chief of Police who is a former American Fork Chief of Police. Mayor Taylor described Call as having a calm demeanor, steady hand, and extreme depth of professional experience. Call said he plans to come in with his ears open so … Continue reading City Council Update: Lance Call is sworn in as the new Chief of Police