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

Jen Thorpe’s Amazing Fettuccini Alfredo

In honor of Jen Thorpe, who passed away two and a half years ago and in whose memory the Just-a-Break foundation is operated we want to share this delicious recipe. Our editor, Heather Godfrey, grew up by the Thorpe family and said that Jen submitted this recipe to a neighborhood cookbook. When invited to parties, Heather is often specifically asked to bring this dish because … Continue reading Jen Thorpe’s Amazing Fettuccini Alfredo

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?