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Former West Weber resident hopes to develop Weber County's first agri-community

OGDEN — Several longstanding West Weber residents made it clear to Weber County Commissioners on Tuesday that they objected to one man’s plan to build 232 homes on 160 acres in their rural community.


Government

Value of Electoral College debated at Weber State University

OGDEN — When referring to the nation’s founding fathers, James Wilson’s name seldom comes up — unless there’s just been a particularly factious presidential election. Wilson rose to prominence during the Constitutional Convention of 1787 as a chief architect of the Electoral College.


Government

Weber County's subsidies of six entities should end by 2020

OGDEN — As Weber County officials make their final $1.8 million bond payment to the Ogden Eccles Conference Center in 2019, they expect budget woes to ease up by the following year.


Government

Study on Weber Center parking structure recommends $10 million replacement

OGDEN — A study conducted last year on the 50-year-old parking structure attached to the downtown Weber Center recommended spending an estimated $10 million for demolition and replacement rather than shelling out $6 million in repairs.


Government

Weber County GOP exec blasted for comments criticizing county employees

OGDEN — An executive in the Weber County Republican Party struck a nerve during Tuesday night’s property tax hearing when he suggested that Weber County employees might have less motivation than their private sector counterparts to work efficiently.


Government

Amid outcry, Weber commissioners approve 21 percent property tax increase

OGDEN — In a 2 to 1 vote Tuesday evening, Weber County’s three commissioners approved a 21 percent property tax increase projected to add $6,850,638 into the 2017 budget, intended to fund key capital improvement projects and boost lagging employee pay. 


Government

Weber County's property tax increase comes up for final vote Tuesday

OGDEN — Weber County’s three Republican commissioners stand reluctantly poised to enact a rare 22 percent property tax increase on Tuesday, Nov. 29.  


Government

John Petroff Jr. reflects on Davis County Commission career ahead of retirement

FARMINGTON — For the past eight years, John Petroff Jr. has spent most of his waking hours tackling challenges facing Davis County. But in January, Petroff’s county commission career draws to a close and the energetic 71-year-old will likely be too busy to look back.


Government

Weber County finalizes vote tallies, sees 86 percent turnout

OGDEN — Despite an exhausting election season, Weber County saw a record voter turnout during the general election. 


Health

National task force, including Weber commissioner, decries opioid epidemic

The nation’s opioid overdose epidemic recently received scrutiny from a 22-member task force made up of city and county officials from around the U.S.


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