PLEASANT VIEW -- City council members approved a commercial heavy truck route that will use Elberta Drive and Pleasant View Drive and head trucks west on their route out of the city to U.S. 89.
Council members struggled a bit with how to handle local deliveries such as the delivery of furniture. The ordinance now states local deliveries by truck should take the most reasonable route available in Pleasant View and into an adjacent city.
"For that matter, if their destination point is their shop in Harrisvillle, they could take the most direct route to their shop," said City Administrator J.J. Allen.
Mayor Doug Clifford said the few deliveries were not really the issue the city has been wrestling with for eight years, but the issue has been heavy gravel trucks using 600 West.
"We're not trying to restrain trade. We are trying to give them a truck route and an option for when they do have jobs that are local," said Clifford.
"We don't have some kind of penalty. If they were to violate this ordinance, what is the penalty?" said Councilman Michael Humphreys.
"If they violate the ordinance it's a class B misdemeanor," Clifford said. "Hopefully we have honest people and they will treat it fairly."
Humphreys said if it were a contractor with a large project, the city should be notified.
"If it's a large project, our roads can't handle loads like that," he said.
"If you want to modify, the only one you would make at this time is that it is a short-term, temporary time frame," said Clifford. "Let's say they were going to refinish Washington (Boulevard) into North Ogden, could we say we don't want you to use this road to do it? I don't know how you're going to solve this, telling R.C. Willey they can't deliver to your house."
Councilman Tim Hjorten said there is a clause allowing hauling from sunrise to sunset.
"That's helpful on both sides, not just to help Butters (Tower Sand and Gravel) in the summer, but it restricts in the winter," he said. "They can't be hauling at night time in the winter."
Council members unanimously approved the new wording.