OGDEN -- A legislative committee charged with oversight on spending for state buildings and projects will have a chance to get a first-hand look at a couple of key issues in Weber County as part of a meeting scheduled this month at Weber State University.
The Infrastructure and General Government Appropriations Subcommittee will hold an interim meeting Friday at Stewart Stadium from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The agenda includes presentations by Ogden City and Weber County to the 18-member committee as well as an update on the Ogden Juvenile Justice Building. The Legislature approved $29.3 million in one-time funds for the new justice building as part of the final 2013-2014 budget package.
Rep. Gage Froerer, R-Huntsville, is co-chairman of the committee while Sen. Scott Jenkins, R-Plain City, is also a committee member.
The agenda also includes an assessment of facilities at Weber State, which should give university officials a chance to make another case for a new science lab building on campus.
The Legislature approved $3.5 million in design funds for the project during the last session, which is usually a precursor to putting the project in line for greater funding in upcoming sessions.
University officials have said a new science building would cost as much as $65.8 million and would help the school meet future needs as well as replace a structure in use that has some structural and safety problems. The school already has a $5 million pledge toward the building's construction.
Discussion of the implementation of facilities condition assessments at WSU is also on the agenda.
Following lunch, the agenda calls for a tour of campus followed by a tour of the Brigham City campus of Utah State University, plus a tour of the preferred route of the proposed West Davis Corridor.