MORGAN -- The city may be on the cusp of several serious economic development measures, but the competition for elected positions -- both for mayor and city council -- is minimal.
Three of the four city positions remain unchallenged in this year's election, set for Tuesday, Nov. 5.
Mayor Jim Egbert is running for re-election without a challenger. Egbert has served as the city's mayor for the past four years and on the city's planning and zoning council for three years prior.
Egbert plans to continue working with a hotel developer to bring a hotel to Morgan.
"We feel this goal will help our current businesses increase and succeed," he said.
Egbert said the majority of Morgan residents leave for work, but he would like to see that change by encouraging economic development. Egbert also feels that community events are important to the city and will make the planning and preparation of community events a priority in his next term.
Michael Kendell is running unchallenged for a two-year council seat. Kendell served on the city's planning commission from 2011-12 and on the city council from 2012 to present.
Kendell said he plans to continue the strides Morgan has made in economic development. He also plans to create a new recreation program, with help from the county and the school district, and update the city's sewer system.
Jaden Ingle is one of three candidates running to fill a pair of open four-year council seats. Ingle, however, is the only candidate to respond to interview requests by the Standard-Examiner.
Ingle attends Weber State University and is pursuing a dual major in computer science and electronics engineering technology, with plans to attain a doctorate in quantum physics.
Ingle said if he is elected, he is ready to bring some fresh ideas to the city council.
"Everyone should be treated equal regardless of their name or sex. I also believe that it's time for some fresh blood and fresh ideas to help Morgan," Ingle said.
"In the time that the incumbent has been in term, there hasn't even been a sidewalk put along from Nebco to the corner adjacent to the dentist's office, so children have to walk in the mud." Ingle said.
Ingle added that he plans to provide incentives for businesses to relocate to Morgan and said that lowering high utility costs would be one such incentive. He also plans to expedite the business application process and work to keep business owners happy and profitable to keep them in the city.
Ingle's opponents are Ray W. Little and Shelly L. Betz. Little did not respond to requests for an interview and Betz said she was unable to respond because she was out of town.