This letter concerns the demolition of the Boy Scout cabin which was accomplished a mere eight hours before city council meeting on Aug 3. The demolition order approved by Kaysville city was accomplished at 10:48 a.m. August 3. Mayor Hiatt had verbal information from Ron Humphrey's of the LDS Church, that the cabin would be saved on August 2 and written confirmation would follow.
My question to the city council and to Mayor Hiatt was "Why didn't you tell the issuing authority within the city not to issue the demolition order until the mayor heard back from the council? Since the confirmation came within a couple of hours while demolition was being accomplished, only a delay of a couple of hours could have saved it. The mayor said he could not do that since it would be illegal. I don't see why it would have been illegal to tell the issuing authority to hold off on a demolition order until the mayor had heard back from the LDS Church. He had verbal approval.
The mayor and the city council were trying to find ways of legally getting around trying to have the district pay fees involved with the Davis High School plan to construct a house. The city manager was most helpful in giving advise on how they could legally do it. Gil Miller stated, "This is just like playing Poker".
This is a double standard, what I asked form was not illegal. It was just delaying the issue of the demolition order until the church officially came through. The order had not been issued until 10:48 a.m. and demolition began 11 minutes later.
Also, Ali Isom said "The value is not in the wood, the floor and the rock, it is in the people that were involved over the years." What a bunch of gobble-de-gook. Is she saying that after we are dead that we destroy everything that a craftsman has built? What about Lecont Stewart, he is dead, do we destroy his paintings?
We need to get people in city government who know and care about what is going on with our heritage.