Brigham City Corp News http://www.bcutah.gov Fri, 08 Dec 2023 17:01:38 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Swimming Pool punch passes on sale http://www.bcutah.gov Brigham City Swimming Pool is offering 25% off our 10-punch and 20-punch passes, just in time for Christmas!<br /><br />From November 27&nbsp;through December 20, come to the Recreation offices (203 N. 600 W.) to purchase 10-punch passes for $45.00 and 20-punch passes for $86.25. This sale is only available in person.<br /><br />Recreation office hours are Monday through Thursday 8am to 5pm, and Friday 8am to noon.<br /><br />NOTE: Certificate holder must have physical certificate to redeem. Certificate can be redeemed to personal account starting January 1.<br /><br />No refunds or price adjustments. All passes are final sale.<br /><br /> <div style="text-align: center;"><img width="650" height="650" src="" class="img-responsive" /></div> Veterans Awards Banquet http://www.bcutah.gov Five Box Elder County veterans were recognized at the inaugural Veterans Banquet and Awards Ceremony, held at the Brigham City Community Center on Saturday, November 11.<br /> <div><img width="750" height="500" src="" alt="Dozens of round tables decorated in black and gold with patriotic centerpieces. People seated at the tables eat dinner while a speaker addresses the audience from a podium in the background." class="img-responsive" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></div> <h3>Award Recipients</h3> <div class="col-md-12"> <div class="col-sm-4"> <h4>Norman Nelson</h4> <p><img width="500" height="375" src="" alt="Two men stand at a podium. The one wearing a gray suit reads information while the other, wearing a military uniform, looks on." align="" class="img-responsive" /></p> <p><strong>Service:</strong> 2 years Army, 20 years Air Force</p> <p><strong>Dates of Service:</strong> 1956-1978</p> <p><strong>Duty Locations:</strong> Italy, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Korea</p> <p><strong>Occupational Specialty:</strong> Ammo Specialist</p> <p><strong>Rank at end of service:</strong> Staff Sergeant</p> <p>Norman enlisted in the Air Force in 1965 and served for 22 years before retiring in 1978. Norman served four tours of duty in the Vietnam War from 1967-1970. During the war, Norman&rsquo;s first tour was working the B-52s in Sattahip, Thailand.<span>&nbsp;</span>His second tour was working with prop aircraft, at Nakhon Phanom Air Base.<span>&nbsp;</span>These A-1Es had the mission of bombing the Ho Chi Minh trail.<span>&nbsp;</span>During his second tour, Norm also worked as support for helicopter rescues of downed pilots.<span>&nbsp;</span>His third and fourth tour took him to Phan Rang Air Base, working with F100s and B-57s.<span>&nbsp;</span>Norm helps run the local VFW.<span>&nbsp;</span>He and Mr. Kilfoyle and the group have done the military honors for Veterans for years.<span>&nbsp;</span>Norm travels to school speaking about Veterans.</p> </div> <div class="col-sm-4"> <h4>Blynn "Showbiz" Cobb</h4> <p><img width="500" height="375" src="" alt="Two men stand at a podium. One, wearing a gray suit jacket, speaks into a microphone while the other, wearing a motorcycle vest, looks on." align="" class="img-responsive" /></p> <p><strong>Service:</strong> U.S Army</p> <p><strong>Dates of Service:</strong> 1988-1990</p> <p><strong>Duty Locations:</strong> Panama, Monterey California</p> <p><strong>Occupational Specialty:</strong> Small weapons, Demolitions, and Special Teams</p> <p><strong>Rank at end of service:</strong> Specialist</p> <p>Showbiz received 4 separate nominations from different community members, if that doesn&rsquo;t tell you all you need to know in that one sentence.<span>&nbsp;</span>He is a member of the Combat Veterans Motorcycle association.<span>&nbsp;</span>He hosts the Meals for Squeals and holds the flag line at funerals as a member of the Patriot Guard.<span>&nbsp;</span>Showbiz spends a lot of time giving back to the Veteran Community and is an asset to the patch.</p> </div> <div class="col-sm-4"> <h4>Dustin L. Richards</h4> <p><img width="500" height="375" src="" alt="A man wearing a gray suit jackets speaks into a microphone while another man, wearing a motorcycle vest, stands nearby." align="" class="img-responsive" /></p> <p><strong>Service:</strong> United States Marine Corps</p> <p><strong>Dates of Service:</strong> 2000-2004</p> <p><span><strong>Duty Locations:</strong> Camp Lejeune, NC, Kuwait, Iraq</span></p> <p><strong>Occupational Specialty:</strong> Nuclear Biological Chemical Defense Specialist</p> <p><strong>Rank at end of service:</strong> Sergeant</p> <p>Dustin was a member of Task Force Tarawa.<span>&nbsp;</span>They were transported on a Naval ship to Kuwait in January of 2003.<span>&nbsp;Ta</span>sk Force Tarawa crossed into Iraq to secure 3 bridges over the Euphrates River at An Nasiriya.<span>&nbsp;</span>During this event, 18 of Dustin&rsquo;s fellow Marines were lost to heavy fighting in and around the city. Dustin is an active member of the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association, where he continues to provide services to veterans in the local community and for the state of Utah.<span>&nbsp; </span></p> </div> </div> <div class="col-md-12"> <div class="col-sm-4"> <h4>Solomon Carter Smith</h4> <p><img width="500" height="375" src="" alt="Two men wearing suits stand at a podium. One, wearing a gray jacket, speaks into a microphone while the other looks at the crowd." align="" class="img-responsive" /></p> <p><strong>Service:</strong> Unites States Army and Utah National Guard</p> <p><strong>Dates of Service:</strong> 2008-2022</p> <p><strong>Duty Locations:</strong> Kabul Afghanistan, Utah, Colorado</p> <p><strong>Occupational Specialty:</strong> Infantry Officer, Space Related Jobs,</p> <p><strong>Rank at end of service:</strong> Captain</p> <p>Solomon was recognized for creating Camp Phoenix as one of the hardest targets for the terrorists to attack.<span>&nbsp;</span>He was recognized by major General William Rapp, Deputy Commanding General for the United States Forces Afghanistan for innovativeness in bringing new plans, strategies and streamlining timely processes and improving security policies that had been in place for 12 years.<span>&nbsp; </span></p> </div> <div class="col-sm-4"> <h4>David Kilfoyle</h4> <p><img width="500" height="375" src="" alt="Two men stand at a podium. One, wearing a gray suit jacket, speaks into a microphone while the other, wearing a military uniform, watches." align="" class="img-responsive" /></p> <p><strong>Service:</strong> 1 year US Army, 24 years National Guard Field Artillery</p> <p><strong>Dates of Service:</strong> 1967-1968 He was drafted at 18.</p> <p><strong>Duty Locations:</strong> Vietnam- Tet Offensive</p> <p><strong>Occupational Specialty:</strong> Transportation 5000 gal fuel</p> <p><strong>Rank at end of service:</strong></p> <p>David is the elected commander of the VFW for the past 11 years. He conducts Utah and Idaho Honors for fallen Veterans.<span>&nbsp;</span>So far in 2023 they have conducted 102. He instructs students at elementary schools regarding Country, Honor, Respect.<span>&nbsp;He c</span>oordinates and conducts flag ceremonies throughout Idaho and Utah.<span>&nbsp;</span>He also teaches Scouts regarding the preservation and proper destruction of the American Flag.</p> </div> <div class="col-sm-4"></div> </div> <h3>Other event photos</h3> <div class="col-md-12"> <div class="col-sm-6"><img width="500" height="333" src="" alt="Five men stand in front of a black and gold balloon arch. Each is holding a glass award." align="" class="img-responsive" /><br />Award recipients Dustin L. Richards, Solomon Carter Smith, David Kilfoyle, Blynn "Showbiz" Cobb, and Norman Nelson.<br /><br /></div> <div class="col-sm-6"><img width="500" height="333" src="" alt="Five men and five women stand in front of a black and gold balloon arch." align="" class="img-responsive" /><br />Award recipients Dustin L. Richards, Solomon Carter Smith, David Kilfoyle, Blynn "Showbiz" Cobb, and Norman Nelson with their wives.<br /><br /></div> </div> <div class="col-md-12"> <div class="col-sm-6"><img width="500" height="375" src="" alt="A man in police uniform speaks into a microphone from behind a podium." align="" class="img-responsive" /> <br />The keynote speaker for the evening was Commander Jared Glover from the Brigham City Police Department. Commander Glover is a veteran of the U.S. Army and a Bronze Star recipient. He spoke about his own decision to join the military and about the importance of veterans continuing to serve the community.<br /><br /></div> <div class="col-sm-6"><img width="500" height="333" src="" alt="The front and back of the challenge coin. The front depicts the Golden Spike and the back depicts the emblems of all five branches of the military and the words Some Gave All, All Gave Some." align="" class="img-responsive" /><br />Challenge coins were presented to all veterans in attendance.</div> </div> <h3>&nbsp;</h3> <h3>Planning and Sponsors</h3> <p>The event was planned by Amanda Keller, Community Center Supervisor, along with a committee of volunteers from the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association (CVMA). They were assisted by Brigham City employees Leslie Young, Jaycee Hardy, and Carmen Bach. The food was prepared by the kitchen staff of the Brigham City Community Center and served by the Youth City Council and part-time Recreation employees. <br /><br />Sponsors for the event included Nucor Utah (including Nucor Steel Utah, Nucor Vulcraft Utah, Nucor Buildings Group West, Nucor Cold Finish, Nucor Western Metals Recycling, Nucor Harris Rebar, and Nucor TruCore); Niagara Bottling; Myer's Mortuary and Cremation Services; the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association; and Missy Rohde with Oh, For Heaven's Cake. We also express our appreciation to the Ben Lomond Junior ROTC, who presented the colors at the beginning of the program.</p> Forest Street to be closed for work at 900 W http://www.bcutah.gov <p>Forest Street will be closed to install utility crossings at 900 West. The closure will begin Wednesday, November 15,&nbsp;and go through Friday, November 17. If there is any unforeseen conflicts found during the crossings, there is a possibility that this closure will extend.</p> <p>Detour will be from 800 West to 1200 West with traffic detoured south to 400 South.</p> City Council report for September 21, 2023 http://www.bcutah.gov The first order of business in the September 21 meeting was to swear in the newest council member, Dave Jeffries. He was selected in a special meeting on September 14 to fill the remaining term vacated by Alden Farr. His term will end December 31. Jeffries is also running for a seat in this year's election.<br /><br />Seven new firefighters were sworn in and their spouses pinned their new badges on them.<br /><br />Three public hearings were held, during which only one comment was made. The Council vacated an easement on property located at 695 W 300 N. They also voted to annex property located at approximately 3240 W Forest Street into the City. A second annex application was continued due to some boundary disputes that still need to be resolved.<br /><br />In action items, the Council applied A1 Agricultural zoning to the newly annexed property. Zoning for the proposed annexation was also continued because the annexation request was continued.<br /><br />The Council approved a change in the towing ordinance that increases transparency about a fee charged by towing dispatch vendors. They also approved an interlocal agreement between Brigham City and Logan City for SWAT services.<br /><br />And finally, the Council heard again a request to amend the budget to allow for bollards and other security measures to be installed on the north side of City Hall. They viewed the video of the incident on June 9, when an individual drove a truck through the north doors of City Hall, and discussed the probability and severity of something similar happening again. They voted unanimously to approve the amendment.<br /><br />This is not the official record of the meeting. Official notes, when they are available, will be posted on our website&nbsp;<a href="/agendas-and-minutes.htm">here:&nbsp;</a>. The meeting is also available to watch on our YouTube channel here:&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"></a>.<br /><br /><br /> <div class="col-sm-6"><img width="500" height="419" src="" alt="" align="" class="img-responsive" /></div> <div class="col-sm-6"><img width="500" height="419" src="" alt="" align="" class="img-responsive" /></div> <br /><br /> Algal bloom at Mantua Reservoir to be treated http://www.bcutah.gov <p>The algal bloom that has plagued Mantua Reservoir every year since 2017 may be a thing of the past after a treatment to take place September 25, weather permitting, with possible follow-up treatments in the days following.</p> <p>The treatment will be applied by BlueGreen Water Technologies, an Israeli company whose miss<span>ion statement reads, in part, to &ldquo;<span>preserve and promote life on Earth by restoring, safeguarding and optimizing the health, safety of water bodies worldwide.&rdquo; The company has successfully treated algal blooms in bodies of water both internationally and across the United States.</span></span></p> <p>Mantua Reservoir is owned by nearby Brigham City and is a valuable water resource for roughly 20,000 people. Bear River Health Department issued a series of warnings this year about algal toxins in the water. The toxins can make humans and animals sick, and the department advised reservoir visitors to limit contact with water and to keep animals away.</p> <p>&ldquo;Brigham City has spent countless staff hours testing and monitoring algal blooms over the last several years,&rdquo; said Tyler Pugsley, Brigham City Public Works Director. &ldquo;These algal blooms have greatly affected recreational opportunities and limited our use of the reservoir.&rdquo;</p> <p>Granules will be spread over the reservoir by boat, plane, or both. The granules have a biodegradable coating that allows them to float across the lake before finally dissolving and releasing hydrogen peroxide into the water. The hydrogen peroxide creates an inhospitable environment for the algae, effectively causing it to self-destruct, and the remnants sink to the bottom of the reservoir and become part of the sediment.</p> <p>Access to the reservoir will be restricted beginning September 25, including the boat ramp and beach. Only necessary personnel from Brigham City and BlueGreen Water Technologies will have access.<span>&nbsp;</span>Brigham City hopes to minimize closures and anticipates that treatment will take 1 to 3 days.</p> <p>The treatment is safe for humans and animals and will not impact fish, waterfowl, or other aquatic life in the area or in any downstream usage or application.</p> <p>&ldquo;Our water quality is of the utmost importance to us,&rdquo; said Pugsley. &ldquo;Mantua Reservoir is a valuable water resource to our community, and we are excited for this partnership with BlueGreen Water Technologies along with the possibilities this treatment will provide.&rdquo;</p> <p>The project is being financed by environmental impact credits, at no cost to Bri<span>gham City. Because the dying algae sequesters carbon as it sinks, it is considered carbon capture technology. <span>&ldquo;While intensity and prevalence of toxic algae blooms continues to increase around the world, the cost of treatment is often a barrier to intervention,&rdquo; said Jan Spin, BlueGreen President of the Americas. &ldquo;By leveraging the potential of environmental impact credits, BlueGreen aims to make holistic algae bloom treatment highly accessible to government agencies around the world.&rdquo;</span></span></p> Dave Jeffries selected to fill seat on City Council http://www.bcutah.gov <div class="xdj266r x11i5rnm xat24cr x1mh8g0r x1vvkbs x126k92a"> <div dir="auto">On Thursday, September 14, the council interviewed five candidates for the empty City Council seat. After some deliberation, they nominated and selected Dave Jeffries to fill the seat that was left empty after Alden Farr resigned to take a position with the city.<br /><br /></div> </div> <div class="x11i5rnm xat24cr x1mh8g0r x1vvkbs xtlvy1s x126k92a"> <div dir="auto">Jeffries is an account executive for Swire Coca-Cola and is a regular volunteer at Peach Days. In his application letter, he advocated for more transparency from the city around topics like taxes and fees. He also called the people <span><a tabindex="-1"></a></span>of Brigham City its greatest strength. He used the example of Peach Days and said, "I marvel over how many diverse groups come together to pull off one of the largest community festivals in the State."<br /><br /></div> </div> <div class="x11i5rnm xat24cr x1mh8g0r x1vvkbs xtlvy1s x126k92a"> <div dir="auto">He will be sworn in at the council meeting on September 21.<br /><br /></div> </div> <div class="x11i5rnm xat24cr x1mh8g0r x1vvkbs xtlvy1s x126k92a"> <div dir="auto">Those interested can watch the video of the interviews at <span><a class="x1i10hfl xjbqb8w x6umtig x1b1mbwd xaqea5y xav7gou x9f619 x1ypdohk xt0psk2 xe8uvvx xdj266r x11i5rnm xat24cr x1mh8g0r xexx8yu x4uap5 x18d9i69 xkhd6sd x16tdsg8 x1hl2dhg xggy1nq x1a2a7pz xt0b8zv x1fey0fg" href=";h=AT2z9YN7o4SawOLb0lTVnvmliK7pPz2IJHSVksHy9Knulos_5VR0rzyZ5TgTn7ieNe5GjR1JOBZMr8x3XVL0XFDPqNsq4oT4CMj2E1pwNCE9hM8IPMW3IFXLY2VxZ0yMCg&amp;__tn__=-UK-R&amp;c[0]=AT3jnrsq0lEWvJR6UYFH5grSqkvvyQwZD9B4w8U7EH_bDZua3s1pMAwy5sipX1vZhUdU9_eetHrzYXBdps5774A0r7AScUu68r8v-v8MspnZFKprsrMpggm4r34GzegKilg1-86CtM9aByzHAlrc867UPGEk5rnQEDsA9H1K1XxF--AWTzgt-H89u55rdfp5dsZO8FVJF3z0" rel="nofollow noreferrer" role="link" tabindex="0" target="_blank"></a></span></div> </div> City Council report for September 6, 2023 http://www.bcutah.gov Three new police officers were sworn in last night, and with two other officers coming soon (one currently in the academy and another due to start at the end of the month), the Brigham City Police Department is now fully staffed.<br /><br />The bulk of the meeting was spent discussing a proposed amendment to the 2023-24 budget, which would fund a remodel of the parking lot and entrance area to City Hall. Finance Director Tom Kotter showed a proposed rendering with six concrete bollards, five trees, and a large concrete planter box across the north side of City Hall. Public Works Director Tyler Pugsley explained that the City is already doing a project to add another layer of asphalt in the parking lot, but that previous layers have made the height difference between the curb and the parking lot practically non-existent. City staff made the case that it is a good time to do the larger project.<br /><br />Council members were concerned about the cost, an estimated $135,000, and asked to see additional options. The council tabled the amendment until the next regular meeting on September 21.<br /><br />The Council passed a resolution expressing support for the inclusion of Aspire Performing Arts Academy on the Northern Utah Chamber Coalition's (NUCC) list of legislative priorities. Community and Economic Development Director Paul Larsen explained that the NUCC comprises chambers of commerce from Box Elder, Weber, Morgan, Cache, and Rich counties. The group lobbies the Utah State Legislature for funding, and this action by the council essentially endorses a letter of support that Mayor Bott will sign. That letter will be used by NUCC in its attempts to secure funding for the cultural arts center Aspire plans to build in Brigham City.<br /><br />Finance Director Tom Kotter presented the July Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems (UAMPS) bill, which came in at just under $2.2 million. It is the highest UAMPS bill the City has ever received, and we anticipate the August bill to be about the same. The high bill means the $1.43 million surplus&nbsp;the City had accumulated has now been cut in half, leaving about $730,000 the City can apply to future high bills without increasing the Power Purchase Adjustment Clause (PPAC) again.<br /><br />Kotter also pointed out some good news. He said because of the short-term contracts the City has purchased in response to volatile rates, the City had to go to market less, and this resulted in approximately $500,000 less in spending than we would have paid without the short-term contracts. He also explained that City staff are developing a policy to create targets around how much should be in the Rate Stabilization Fund. Initial research from other cities shows that their targets vary from a dollar amount, to a number of months reserve, to a percentage of annual operating costs.<br /><br />The next UAMPS bill is due later this month.<br />&nbsp;<br />And finally, Mayor Bott and the Council scheduled a retreat, during which they will socialize and discuss the year so far.<br /><br />NOTE: This is not the official record of the meeting. Official meeting notes will be posted at&nbsp;<a href="/agendas-and-minutes.htm"></a>&nbsp;when they are available. The recording of the meeting can be viewed at&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"></a>.<br /><br /><img width="500" height="419" src="" alt="chart showing the votes of each council member on the various action items" align="" class="img-responsive" /> Jim Davis Award nominations sought http://www.bcutah.gov <div class="xdj266r x11i5rnm xat24cr x1mh8g0r x1vvkbs x126k92a"> <div dir="auto">Brigham City Corporation is requesting your nomination for the Jim Davis Extraordinary Public Service Award. Please write a narrative that includes specific examples of how your nominee has gone above and beyond what is expected in serving the public.<br /><br /></div> </div> <div class="x11i5rnm xat24cr x1mh8g0r x1vvkbs xtlvy1s x126k92a"> <div dir="auto">Annually, the Brigham City Council recognizes a Brigham City employee or citizen that has performed extraordinary service to our community. This award is in memory of the dedication and commitment rendered by Jim Davis as Public Power Director and City Council Member. When Council Member Jim Davis died suddenly from cancer in 2002, the City Council adopted Resolution 02-23 establishing the Jim Davis Extraordinary Public Service Award.<br /><br /></div> </div> <div class="x11i5rnm xat24cr x1mh8g0r x1vvkbs xtlvy1s x126k92a"> <div dir="auto">Submit your nomination by 5:00 pm on September 29th to Brigham City Corporation, Attn: Mayor&rsquo;s Office, 20 North Main Street, Brigham City, Utah 84302, or email to</div> </div> Plan for Golden Spike Elementary sidewalks http://www.bcutah.gov City officials have released the initial plan for sidewalks in the area of Golden Spike Elementary. White lines indicate existing sidewalks. Yellow lines indicate sidewalks included in the grant funding secured for the 2023-24 fiscal year. (Note: This does not mean that all the yellow lines will be built with this funding; costs have been estimated but may change.) Blue lines are planned sidewalks for the future.<br /><img width="650" height="841" src="" alt="" align="" class="img-responsive" /> Senior Transit service to be discontinued http://www.bcutah.gov <p>August 20 marks Utah Transit Authority&rsquo;s (UTA) &ldquo;Change Day,&rdquo; or the date it rolls out route and service changes throughout the state. Brigham City officials have worked with UTA to make minor adjustments to local Route F638, which will make Senior Transit services redundant. The last day of Senior Transit service will be Friday, September 1.</p> <p>Seniors who choose to ride UTA&rsquo;s revised route will have access to the places most commonly served by Senior Transit. The route runs in a counter-clockwise loop and stops at the Brigham City Community Center, the hospital, Walmart, BC House, and more.</p> <p>The elimination of Senior Transit has been under consideration for some time. As Mayor DJ Bott worked with City staff to identify possible cuts in expenses, they recognized that Brigham City taxpayers have essentially been paying for the same service twice. Brigham City residents have paid sales tax since 1997 to subsidize UTA service in the area. This tax is different from the 0.25% sales tax that will be on the November ballot for possible elimination.</p> <p>&ldquo;We set out over a year ago to identify any City services that were being duplicated,&rdquo; Mayor DJ Bott said. &ldquo;We were honestly pleasantly surprised that Brigham City residents have been paying for a UTA service but not fully utilizing it for over 10 years.&rdquo;</p> <p>Current users of Senior Transit who choose to utilize UTA will need to adjust to differences in cost, route, days of service, and the scheduling process.<br /><br /><em>Cost.&nbsp;</em>Currently, Senior Transit requests $2 per day per rider, although the donation is voluntary. In the 2021-22 fiscal year, the city collected $561 from riders. UTA&rsquo;s regular fare is $2.50 per ride, or $5 round-trip. M<span>ost Senior Transit users will likely qualify for UTA&rsquo;s reduced fares, which are $1.25 per ride.</span></p> <p><span>Riders with disabilities can apply for UTA&rsquo;s paratransit program, which provides expanded service depending on individual need and ability. Those who qualify may receive a free pass for paratransit services.<br /><br /><em>Route.&nbsp;</em></span>Route F638 begins at the hospital and goes south to Walmart, then east to Highway 89/Main Street. From there, it goes north on Main with short detours near the USU Brigham City campus and the Community Center. The bus will turn west on 700 North and then south on 500 West, ending back at the hospital. It completes one loop every hour.</p> <p>UTA Route F638 is a &ldquo;flex&rdquo; route, meaning that while the stops are fixed, a rider can schedule a pickup at a location within &frac34; miles of the established route. Deviations, as they are known, must be scheduled at least 2 hours in advance and cost an additional $1.25 on top of the regular fare. The deviation fee is not subject to reduced rates.</p> <p>Route F638 makes an exception to the &frac34;-mile rule in that it deviates all the way to 600 South and Highway 89 in Willard if needed. While the published schedule does have times listed at the various stops, t<span>he bus can run 10-15 minutes behind to accommodate deviations. </span></p> <p><span>The service does not extend to Corinne or other areas that have previously been served by Senior Transit.</span></p> <p><span>Mayor Bott acknowledged there will be &ldquo;a difference in services and a bit of a learning curve,&rdquo; but also stated the change &ldquo;will be more beneficial in the long run.&rdquo;</span></p> <p><em><span>Days of service.</span></em><span> UTA&rsquo;s route runs M</span>onday through Friday, while Senior Transit only runs Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Neither route is available on the weekends or on holidays.<br /><br /><em>Scheduling.&nbsp;</em>Riders will no longer contact the Community Center to schedule a ride. Instead, they will use UTA&rsquo;s published schedule, <span>available online at or on paper at the Community Center. Riders who want to schedule a deviation will call UTA at 801-287-7433 between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. Riders must call the day before to schedule deviations prior to 11 a.m.</span></p> <p>The Brigham City Community Center will host a class on Wednesday, August 30, at 6:00 p.m. to explain the changes and how to access services. UTA representatives will be on hand to answer questions. Community Center staff and UTA will also coordinate group training on the bus itself if needed.</p> <p>Mayor Bott expressed appreciation for UTA representatives who collaborated with the city. &ldquo;Our partners at UTA have been amazing, super supportive, and helpful as we identified a need to be addressed and an overlooked and under-used solution,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;I want to express my gratitude for their invaluable help.&rdquo;<br /><br /><img width="500" height="550" src="" alt="map of Brigham City showing UTA's route in purple with the former route in orange" align="" class="img-responsive" /></p> City Council report for August 17, 2023 http://www.bcutah.gov Two big items happened in the August 17 City Council meeting. First, the Council adopted the final 2023-24 budget after a short public hearing in which only three residents spoke. The budget they adopted includes a 3.69% property tax increase, which will be dedicated to sidewalk projects beginning in the area around Golden Spike Elementary.<br /><br />And second, Councilmember Alden Farr resigned his seat effective immediately. He is taking a position with Brigham City Corporation, which does not allow him to remain on the Council. Over the next few weeks the remaining Council members will interview and select someone to fill the unexpired term, which will end January 1. Residents who wish to apply should fill out the application form (<a href="" target="_blank"></a>) and bring it to the City Recorder at City Hall no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 6.<br /><br />Prior to adoption of the budget, City Administrator Derek Oyler showed a plan for where sidewalks would be installed or upgraded around Golden Spike Elementary. This was in response to requests from the public. He also acknowledged that earlier plans to prioritize 600 East have been changed. The consultants who helped develop the plan feel that pedestrian traffic should be kept off 600 East as much as possible, and that opinion was reinforced by one of the residents, who lives on 600 East and commented during the public hearing.<br /><br />Other items approved in the meeting include the appointment of Kate Kelley as the City's Emergency Preparedness Manager, the final plat for Phase 2 of the North Point Subdivision, amendments to the City Code that remove references to rental of the Academy Center, a telecommunications franchise for Qwest Communications (known also as CenturyLink and as Lumen), and a grant for the fa&ccedil;ade of Consignology.<br /><br />Monica Holdaway from the Box Elder Chamber of Commerce also provided an update on preparations and plans for Peach Days, which will be held September 6-9.<br /><br />This is not the official record of the meeting. The official minutes, when they are available, will be posted at <a href="/agendas-and-minutes.htm"></a>. See the video of this meeting here:&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"></a>&nbsp;and view the full agenda packet here:&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"></a><br /><br /><br /><img width="500" height="419" src="" alt="" align="" class="img-responsive" /> City Council report for August 3, 2023 http://www.bcutah.gov <h3>Financial Hardship Consideration for Ambulance Fees</h3> <p>The City Council approved a change in the City Code yesterday that would allow some residents to qualify for hardship reductions in their ambulance bills. Finance Director Tom Kotter explained that the reductions would be income-based, and that maximum reductions would be scaled according to income. The change was approved unanimously.</p> <h3>Annexation Request to Move Forward</h3> <p>The council also voted to approve an agreement between Brigham City and Box Elder County that would allow an annexation request to move forward. The property in question comprises 203 acres west of I-15 and between Forest Street and 800 North. It includes the future site of the Golden Spike Park at Reeder Ranch and additional property owned by Reeder Ranch. The annexation of this property would create an island of unincorporated County land, which according to the City's plan will sometime in the future also be annexed.</p> <p>This approval doesn't mean the property has been annexed. It means the application can now move to the next stage. A public hearing will be scheduled and then the council will vote. Look for information about the public hearing in the newspaper, on the State public notices website, and on our website and social media.</p> <h3>Power Purchase Adjustment Clause (PPAC) Update</h3> <p>[26:05 - 45:32] Finance Director Tom Kotter spent some time reviewing the history of the PPAC and the current situation in Brigham City. He said the rate stabilization fund has recovered and that we are trending in a good direction. However, the largest bills for the City are historically for the months of July, August, and September, and we have yet to see just how much those summer bills will impact us. The PPAC surcharge has been cut roughly in half&mdash;from $0.0523/kWh to $0.025/kWh&mdash;beginning July 1, which residents will see reflected on their next bill.</p> <p>There was some discussion about what would trigger a change or reduction in the PPAC surcharge, and Kotter explained it was designed to be looked at periodically and adjusted rather than having specific designated amounts in place.</p> <h3>More information</h3> <p>Watch the video of the meeting here:&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> <p>See the agenda here:&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> <p>This is not the official record of the meeting. Official notes will be posted at&nbsp;<a href="/agendas-and-minutes.htm"></a>&nbsp;when they are available.</p> <br /><br /><img width="500" height="419" src="" alt="" align="" class="img-responsive" /> City Council report for July 20, 2023 http://www.bcutah.gov Last night's City Council meeting was short, with only a few items up for consideration.<br /><br />The Council voted to amend the City Code regarding the Perpetual Care Fund at the cemetery. Previously, the Code only allowed the interest from the&nbsp; fund to be spent for upkeep and maintenance. This amendment allows the deposits to also be spent, and expands the approved list of expenditures to include development. City Administrator Derek Oyler mentioned that the City is looking to purchase additional property for the cemetery, and this change in ordinance is required to move forward with that plan.<br /><br />Full-time employees of Brigham City will now have the benefit of parental leave after the Council voted to approve a suggested addition to the Employee Policies and Procedures Manual. Employees who have at least six months of work history with the City will receive three weeks paid time off to bond with a child in the event of a birth, adoption, or foster placement. Human Resource Manager Angie Johnsen explained that this is in line with what the State of Utah and several other cities offer their employees.<br /><br />Acting as the Redevelopment Agency, members voted to accept a proposed lease agreement between Brigham City and the Box Elder Chamber of Commerce for the Brigham Academy Center. The item was on the agenda of the last meeting but was continued at that time to clarify language in the agreement. Essentially, the Chamber of Commerce will manage the Academy Center and will split any net profits with the City.<br /><br />This is not the official record of the meeting. Official meeting notes will be posted at this link when they are available:&nbsp;<a href=""></a>.<br /><br />The meeting can be watched on YouTube at this link:&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"></a>, and the full agenda packet (pdf) is found at this link:&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"></a>.<br /><br /><br /><img width="500" height="419" src="" alt="Gray boxes with black text on white background, each box showing one item the council voted on and documenting the votes of each councilmember." align="" class="img-responsive" /> City Council report for July 6, 2023 http://www.bcutah.gov The outline of Brigham City on a map likely looks a little different after last night's meeting. After a public hearing in which the only commenter spoke in favor of the change, the City Council approved a boundary adjustment between Brigham City and Perry. As a result, two properties that had previously straddled the line will now be located entirely within Perry City limits, assuming the Perry City Council also approved the measure.<br /><br />A developer planning to put in an apartment complex on the old Shopko site (747 S. Main) requested that the City vacate a portion of its utility easement on the east side of the lot to accommodate parking garages. The Council opened the public hearing but then did not close it, which means the hearing can technically continue at a future council meeting. This action was taken because the City is still waiting to hear back from some of the utility providers with service lines in the easement. Once any issues are resolved, the Council will return to the public hearing and also return to the question of vacating the easement.<br /><br />The Council voted to accept a correction of an earlier change to the City's towing ordinance. Back in January, the Council approved a change to the ordinance. It was recently brought to the attention of City staff that a provision of the ordinance that they intended to change was actually not included in that earlier revision. So Police Chief Chad Reyes presented the change to the Council for their approval. Basically, tow companies are no longer required to operate a tow yard within Brigham City limits in order to be on the police department's call rotation for towing vehicles. They are still required to be within a 25-minute drive of the city.<br /><br />And finally, it was made public that the Box Elder Chamber of Commerce will enter into an agreement with the City to manage the Brigham Academy Center. There was a little confusion about some of the language in the contract, so both sides agreed to get that sorted out and bring it back to a future meeting for a final vote.<br /><br />The meeting can be watched on <a href="" target="_blank">YouTube at this link</a>.<br /><br />This is not the official record of the meeting. Official meetings notes will be posted at&nbsp;<a href="/agendas-and-minutes.htm"></a>&nbsp;when they are available.<br /><br /><br /> <div class="col-sm-6"><img width="500" height="419" src="" alt="" align="" class="img-responsive" /></div> <div class="col-sm-6"><img width="500" height="419" src="" alt="" align="" class="img-responsive" /></div> City Council report for June 15, 2023 http://www.bcutah.gov <a href="" target="_blank">Watch this meeting on YouTube</a><br /><a href="" target="_blank">See the full agenda packet here</a><br /><strong>This is not the official record of the meeting. <a href="">Official meeting notes will be posted here when available</a>.</strong><br /> <h3>Action Item #1:&nbsp;Cooperative Wildfire System presentation and request for approval of cooperative agreement [8:15-23:30</h3> Tracy Swenson, the Area Manager for the Bear River Area DNR Utah Forestry Fire and State Lands, presented a proposed 2-year cooperative wildfire agreement between Brigham City Fire Department and the State. The city would do mitigation, prevention, and preparedness work, and the state will cover the cost of large fires that happen within the city that are declared a wildfire. Swenson compared the proposed agreement&nbsp;to an insurance policy for the city.<br /> <h3>Public Hearing #1: Adjust FY2022-23 budget [23:49-31:20]</h3> Finance Director Tom Kotter explained some changes to the current year budget based on factors such as the lead and copper line audit mandated by the EPA being done this year instead of next year. These adjustments to the budget are essentially changes in the accounting for the year due to changes in amounts of expenses or revenues. The council approved the adjustments.<br /> <h3>Public Hearing #2: Transfer enterprise funds in the FY 2023-24 budget [31:20-38:50]</h3> Finance Director Tom Kotter explained the proposed utility transfer for next year's budget. Typically, 15 percent of the utility fund has been transferred to the general fund. This year, Mayor Bott proposed a reduction in that percentage to 12 percent, a total of $3,971,976. Kotter also explained that some utility funds are not subject to the transfer, such as blue recycling cans, the PPAC, etc. For a home that paid $2,500 last year in utility costs, a 12 percent reduction of the portion that is subject to the transfer would drop the bill to about $2,211. If the City did not do the utility transfer and instead sought funding through property taxes to make up the $4 million proposed transfer, the same home would pay an additional $483 in property taxes. Kotter explained that the utility transfer saves this home $190. The council approved the transfer.<br /> <h3>Public Hearing #3: Adopt Tentative FY2023-24 budget [38:50-55:41]</h3> Finance Director Tom Kotter explained that because the council is proposing a property tax increase, the City will have to go through a Truth in Taxation process. This means the council can only approve a tentative budget until that process is complete. Kotter walked the council through a couple changes in the budget made because of discussions in previous work sessions and additional information that has come to light since the mayor proposed his budget. These changes include an increase in police wages above the proposed budget and additional revenue from UTOPIA above what was anticipated. That additional revenue would be used to fund a software project that would facilitate online building permits, payments, and work orders.<br /><br />After some clarification about the proposed wage increase for the police department, the council approved the tentative budget.<br /> <h3>Action Item #2: Consideration of Beeton Path Subdivision Phase 1 Final Plat and Landscape and Maintenance Development Agreement Approval [1:02:46-1:10:54]</h3> After a presentation by City Planner Mark Bradley focused on the landscape and maintenance agreement, the council passed approved the final plat and agreement.<br /> <h3>Action Item #3:&nbsp;Consideration of Ordinance Amending Discovery Grove Subdivision 1st Amendment Combining Lots 5 and 6, Located at 472 West 900 North [1:10:58-1:12:52]</h3> City Planner Mark Bradley presented a proposal to combine two lots in the Discovery Grove Subdivision. The two lots were previously divided from each other with the intent to develop, but it was later found that the lots could not be developed in that form. So the lots need to be combined again to their original state. The council approved the amendment.<br /> <h3>Action Item #4:&nbsp;Consideration of Resolution Establishing the Main Street Program Committee [1:12:58-1:20:45]</h3> Community and Economic Development Director Paul Larsen explained the Main Street Program on both a national and local level. He asked the Council to approve the establishment of a committee as required by the program. The committee will comprise at least seven members: four local merchants, a representative from the Chamber of Commerce, a representative from the Box Elder County Tourism office, and a member of the City Council.<br /> <h3>Action Item #5:&nbsp;Request for Approval of Storm Drain Line and Land Transfer Agreement from Box Elder County RDA [1:20:46-1:25:28]</h3> City Administrator Derek Oyler explained that the City has been in discussion with the County about obtaining a narrow strip of ground, 49.5 wide, from about 1200 West to about 1400 West. The County has installed a storm drain line on the 1400 West end that connects to the City's storm drain system. Because the existing storm drain infrastructure does not currently belong to Brigham City, staff felt the need to obtain it as part of the infrastructure for a regional storm drain retention basin to be built in the future. As part of the agreement, the City will agree to install an additional storm drain line west of a building the City leases for storage of its Christmas houses and will take responsibility of maintaining that line. No money will be exchanged in the transaction. The Council approved the exchange.<br /> <h3>Action Item #6:&nbsp;Consideration of Resolution Amending Electric Fees [1:25:28-1:29:46]</h3> Finance Director Tom Kotter reminded the Council of a multi-year plan originally presented by rate consultant Dave Berg. Kotter explained that staff is proposing following Berg's plan, moving the customer service charge to $7.50/month and increasing the base rate by approximately 5 percent. Kotter recalled his previous example of a house with an annual utility bill of $2,500 and said the electric portion of that was around $1,180. As proposed, the electric portion of the bill would increase to $1,251. The proposal also includes a reduction in the PPAC surcharge from $0.0523 to $0.025. The Council approved the change.<br /> <h3>Action Item #7:&nbsp;Consideration of Resolution Amending Utility Fees [1:29:46-1:31:59]</h3> Finance Director Tom Kotter proposed adding a secondary water rate schedule to the utility rates in order to standardize the rate and eliminate the need to negotiate a separate secondary water contract with each customer that asks for one. The proposed rate was $1.50 per thousand gallons where secondary water is available and approved. The Council approved the rate.<br /> <h3>Action Item #8:&nbsp;Fraud Risk Assessment Presentation and Request for Approval of Appointment to Audit Committee [1:32:02-1:37:33]</h3> Finance Director Tom Kotter explained the annual audit process the City undergoes with the State Auditor's Office. The audit is points-based, and the City has performed very well in the past. However, one hole the City has had is the lack of a formal internal audit function by way of an internal audit committee. The committee provides an additional layer of protection to ensure the City is functioning according to State law. The Council approved the establishment of the committee and the appointment of Dave Roberts to the committee.<br /> <h3>PPAC Update [1:38:21-1:43:39]</h3> Finance Director Tom Kotter reported that the City sold around 15.1 million kilowatt hours in the month of May. We haven't received the May bill from UAMPS yet, but anticipating gaining about a million dollars, as was the case in April. The Council decided that going forward, Kotter will provide updates after he receives each month's bill rather than always coming on the third Thursday council meeting.<br /> <h3>Municipal Building Authority Public Hearing: Consideration of Resolution Adopting FY 2023-34 Final Budget [1:44:23-1:46:10]</h3> Finance Director Tom Kotter explained that no changes have been made to the proposed budget. The Council approved the budget.<br /> <h3>Redevelopment Agency Public Hearing:&nbsp;Consideration of Resolution Adopting FY 2023-24 Final Budget [1:46:50-1:48:47]</h3> Finance Director Tom Kotter explained that no changes have been made to the proposed budget. The Council approved the budget.<br /> <h3>Consideration of Resolution Approving Land Exchange Agreement with Box Elder County [1:48:48-1:51:14]</h3> City Administrator Derek Oyler presented a land exchange agreement that essentially exchanges a small corner of land currently owned by Box Elder County for a small corner currently owned by the City. The exchange will allow the City to build a road connecting 600 West with 800 West in conjunction with the overpass project. The exchange was approved. <div class="col-md-12"> <div class="col-sm-4"><img width="300" height="251" src="" alt="" align="" class="img-responsive" /></div> <div class="col-sm-4"><img width="300" height="251" src="" alt="" align="" class="img-responsive" /></div> <div class="col-sm-4"><img width="300" height="251" src="" alt="" align="" class="img-responsive" /></div> </div> Community Center open house http://www.bcutah.gov <p>Brigham City Community Center will hold an open house to give the public a chance to see the newly remodeled facility and provide input about program offerings they would like to see. The open house will be Wednesday, June 7, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.</p> <p>&ldquo;We&rsquo;d love for people to come out and tell us what they like about the Community Center, what they don&rsquo;t like, and what they&rsquo;d like to see in the future,&rdquo; said Brigham City Mayor DJ Bott.</p> <p>Recent staffing and organizational changes have caused some confusion about the future of Senior Services. The Community Center will continue to house Brigham City Senior Services, which facilitates the Meals on Wheels program, congregate meals, and a variety of activities aimed at seniors throughout the city and southern Box Elder County.</p> <p>&ldquo;Our goal is to make the Community Center the heart of the community again,&rdquo; said Mayor Bott. &ldquo;And our staff is dedicated to the same goal.&rdquo;</p> <p>Mayor Bott will be on hand at the open house to visit with and listen to attendees.</p> <p>The Community Center is located at 24 N. 300 West in Brigham City</p> City Council report for May 18, 2023 http://www.bcutah.gov The phone lines were down at City Hall on May 18, so it wasn't possible for the City to stream the meeting live on YouTube as they typically do. However, an audio recording was made and is available at this link: <a href=""></a>.<br /><br />The Youth City Council made their annual report of activities.<br /><br />The only action item on the agenda was the approval of&nbsp;Parkinson Subdivision 700 West Street Improvements Pioneering Reimbursement Agreement. That action item was approved unanimously.<br /><br />Finance Director Tom Kotter provided an update on the Power Purchase Adjustment Clause (PPAC). He reported that the bill from UAMPS was&nbsp;$768,614. The price per kWh during the month of March was just under $0.52. The City collected $755,000 in April from the PPAC rate. Current status through March we are still $1.9 million behind on wholesale power purchases incurred since July 2022. Mr. Kotter explained that things are moving in the right direction.<br /><br />This is not the official record of the City Council meeting. Meeting notes will be posted at&nbsp;<a href=""></a> when they are available.<br /><br /><img width="500" height="419" src="" alt="" align="" class="img-responsive" /> Brigham City Corporation recognized as a Main Street America Affiliate http://www.bcutah.gov <p><strong><span>BRIGHAM CITY, UT</span></strong><span> &ndash; Brigham City Corporation was recently designated as an Affiliate Main Street America&trade; program, a prestigious designation recognizing the City&rsquo;s commitment to preservation-based economic development and community revitalization.</span></p> <p><span>&ldquo;Brigham City is well known for its charming historic downtown district, with its historic architecture, gateway arch, and wonderful businesses,&rdquo; said Brigham City Mayor DJ Bott. &ldquo;We are excited for this designation by Main Street America and look forward to participating as an Affiliate Main Street America program. We are committed to ensuring that downtown Brigham City continues to progress and realize its potential as the heart of our community.&rdquo;</span></p> <p><span>Brigham City is one of 15 programs in Utah, and has participated in the Utah Main Street Program since it began in 2020. As a Tier 2 participant, Brigham City is eligible for downtown enhancement grants, revitalization awards, and training opportunities.</span></p> <p><span>According to Community and Economic Development Director Paul Larsen, Brigham City is working toward </span></p> <p><span>Tier 3, the highest level of participation. &rdquo;Tier 3 means meeting the full accreditation standards established by Main Street America,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;This is a worthy goal, but one that will take time and considerable effort. The point of this is not the accredited status, although that is great, but rather the tremendous impact on our downtown of the efforts and investment made to get to accreditation.&rdquo;</span></p> <p><span>Collectively, 2 million people live or work within designated Main Street America districts in the United States. A key part of Brigham City&rsquo;s participation in the program will be tracking the growth of housing, employment, and other indicators within the boundaries of the Main Street Program.</span></p> <p><span>Brigham City&rsquo;s performance is evaluated annually by the Utah Main Street Program, which works in partnership with Main Street America to identify the local programs committed to comprehensive, place-based revitalization efforts and achieving meaningful community outcomes.</span></p> <p><span><span>In its most recent report to the Utah Main Street Program, Brigham City outlined progress on a number of metrics: 27 full-time and 10 part-time jobs created; 27 new businesses; and 5 rehabilitation projects. Since the report was filed, construction has begun on 14 residential units.</span></span></p> <p><span><span>In 2022, Main Street America programs across the United States generated $6.2 billion in local reinvestment and facilitated the creation of 29,174 net new jobs. On average, for every dollar&nbsp;that a Main Street program spent to support their operations, it generated $24.07 of new investment back into their downtown communities.<span>&nbsp;</span></span></span></p> <p><span>&ldquo;We are very proud to acknowledge this year&rsquo;s 412 Affiliate Main Street America programs, and their steadfast dedication to </span><span>nurture economically and culturally vibrant downtown districts<span>,&rdquo; said Hannah White, Interim President &amp; CEO of Main Street America. &ldquo;The increase in the size and impact of our network speaks volumes to the </span>power of the Main Street movement to respond to the needs of local communities and drive innovative solutions.&rdquo;</span></p> City Council report for May 4, 2023 http://www.bcutah.gov <h3>Appointed Positions and Police Commander Appointments</h3> Mayor Bott changed the order of agenda items so personnel changes in the Police Department were the first order of business. The City Council approved the inclusion of two new appointed positions in the Employee Policies and Procedures Manual: Police Commander and Deputy City Recorder. The Police Commanders are appointed by the mayor with the consent of the City Council, and the Deputy City Recorder is appointed by the City Recorder.<br /><br />Police Chief Chad Reyes presented Chris Howard and Jared Glover as the City's first Police Commanders. The council unanimously approved the appointments and they took the oath of office.<br /> <h3>USU Extension Services</h3> Laura Holmgren from USU Extension gave a brief presentation about services offered to the community. She reminded the council about extension specialists in the following four areas:&nbsp;<br /> <ul> <li>Home and Community</li> <li>Agriculture, Livestock and Range</li> <li>Agronomy and Horticulture</li> <li>4-H</li> </ul> <h3>North Point Subdivision</h3> The City Council gave final approval to the North Point Subdivision, located at 900 North and Main Street on the old golf course. It will be a mix of single family homes and town homes.<br /> <h3>Boundary Adjustment</h3> The Council also declared their intent to adjust the boundary between Brigham City and Perry. The same intent was declared by Perry City on April 27. The dotted line at the bottom of the yellow outlined area in the image below is the current border between Perry and Brigham City. There are some property owners whose property spans that border. Brigham City has provided power to those properties, but water and sewer have been provided by Perry. The area outlined in yellow will move entirely to Perry if both city councils approved it after a public hearing process.<br /><br /><img width="500" height="280" src="" alt="yellow outline of proposed annexation from Brigham City into Perry" class="img-responsive" /><br /> <h3>Inland Port</h3> [48:30 - 1:36:00]<br />Ben&nbsp;Hart and Scott Wolford from the Utah Inland Port Authority presented the inland port model and explained how it has evolved over the last several years. This presentation and ensuing discussion took up the bulk of the meeting time. After their presentation, the City Council voted to issue a resolution in support of the creation of an inland port area. Passing the resolution doesn't create the inland port, but it does allow the Inland Port Authority Board to work toward that end.<br /><br /> <h3>Mayor's Proposed 2023-24 Budget</h3> [1:36:40 - 2:00:52]<br />Mayor Bott presented his proposed 2023-24 budget to the City Council. His proposed budget can be found at this link:&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"></a>&nbsp;and the slides he used to present the budget can be found at this link:&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"></a><br /><br />The total budget Mayor Bott proposed is approximately $92 million, which includes about $26 million in state funding dedicated to the overpass project. The&nbsp;budget follows plans previously laid out to support public safety through an 8% police officer pay increase and a restructuring of fire personnel. It also provides for utility infrastructure improvements to water, storm drain, and electrical systems. He also proposed a 6% pay increase for other city employees.<br /><br />Mayor Bott proposed increasing the base power rate according to the schedule the City's rate consultant outlined in 2022, from $0.1069 per kWh to $0.1114 per kWh for the summer tier 1 and winter rates. Other summer tiers would also increase. The mayor proposed reducing the transfer from the utility fund to the general fund from 15% to 12% or utility revenues, with the difference being made up from unexpectedly high sales tax revenues. The revenue that would not be transferred &mdash; about $850,000 &mdash; would be spent on capital projects within utility infrastructure.<br /><br />Capital projects to be funded this year include a new elevator in the library, renovated ball field lights at Pioneer Park, an updated general plan to align with state requirements, cart path projects at the golf course.&nbsp;Mayor Bott noted that all of the funded projects have been "kicked down the road" from previous years.<br /><br />Mayor Bott's budget includes $125,000 for sidewalks around Golden Spike Elementary. He is also proposing a 5% property tax increase, which would add another $100,000 to funding for additional sidewalks in the area. A property tax increase requires a Truth in Taxation process. If the Council chooses not to move forward with the Truth in Taxation process, the property taxes will not increase, but there will be less funding for sidewalks around Golden Spike Elementary.<br /><br />Mayor Bott outline some of the 88 requested projects that are not funded in his proposed budget, including improvements to the pool and parks, additional sidewalks, equipment for police and fire, and more.<br /><br />The mayor turned over the budget to the City Council for discussion, and the council scheduled work sessions on May 11 at 6pm to discuss public safety expenses and May 23 at 6pm to discuss the utility transfer, power rates, and capital projects. The Council anticipates receiving the certified tax rate by June 6 and will discuss a potential property tax increase after that date.<br /><br />This is not the official record of the meeting. Official meeting notes will be posted at this link when they are ready:&nbsp;<a href=""></a>. The YouTube video to watch the meeting can be found at this link:&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"></a>.<br /><br /> <div class="col-sm-6"><img width="500" height="419" src="" alt="chart showing that all present council members voted in favor of each resolution" class="img-responsive" /></div> <div class="col-sm-6"><img width="500" height="419" src="" alt="chart showing all present council members voted in favor of each resolution" class="img-responsive" /></div> City-wide audit of water mains http://www.bcutah.gov <p><span>The EPA has mandated an audit of all City-connected water mains in order to inventory those that may contain harmful substances. We do not believe there is any immediate health concern at this time, but City representatives are beginning the audit process to fulfill the EPA requirement. </span></p> <p><strong><span>If your home or business was built in 1991 or later, you do not need to participate in this audit.</span></strong></p> <a href="" target="_blank">Business owners and homeowners&nbsp;can self-report here</a>. The link includes some photographic examples for those who don't know what material their water main is.<br /><br />Lines that are not self-reported will require an on-site inspection by Brigham City. Representatives will go door-to-door, explain who they are, and request to visually inspect the water main. Representatives will wear high-visibility shirts with the Brigham City logo, and will have identification badges with their photos on them.<br /><br />If residents are not home when representatives visit, a door hanger will be left with a QR code and link, which allows residents to self-report or to schedule&nbsp;a follow-up visit.<br /><br />Lines that cannot be accessed from within the building will require digging near the water meter to verify the material of the line. We encourage residents and business owners to self-report if possible, and to allow City representatives access to the water main in your home or business if self-reporting is not possible.<br /><br />Those interested in the EPA's Lead and Copper Rule, which prohibited lines containing these substances in structures built after 1990, can <a href="" target="_blank">find more information here</a>.<br /><br /><br /><img width="500" height="419" src="" alt="water main line inspection process" align="" class="img-responsive" /> State of the City address to be delivered virtually http://www.bcutah.gov <p>Brigham City Mayor DJ Bott will try a different delivery method for this year&rsquo;s State of the City address. The speech will be delivered virtually on the city&rsquo;s YouTube channel.</p> <p>Bott will deliver the speech Tuesday, May 9, at 6:00 p.m. from his office in City Hall. Residents can watch it live at&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"></a>&nbsp;or find the recording later on YouTube or the&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">city&rsquo;s Facebook page</a>.</p> <p>The State of the City address has traditionally been delivered during a City Council meeting, but attendance at those meetings is typically sparse. The mayor hopes a virtual delivery will allow more people to participate.</p> <p>&ldquo;So many of us connect more now online,&rdquo; Bott said. &ldquo;With the added ability to watch at your leisure because of our busy lives, this broadcast will hopefully reach and encourage more of the community.&rdquo;</p> <p>In preparation for this speech, Mayor Bott asked residents to submit questions they would like to see him address. More than 50 residents participated. Some of those questions will be answered during the speech, but others will be addressed on the city&rsquo;s Facebook page in the days following the speech.</p> <p>Bott hopes residents will tune in and sees the speech as an opportunity to clarify some misconceptions about city operations. &ldquo;Sometimes it&rsquo;s just nice to hear from the mayor and not the online rumor mill, to see the person and connect with a face,&rdquo; he said.<br /><br /><img src="" alt="State of the City announcement" align="" width="500" height="281" class="img-responsive" /></p> City Council report for April 6, 2023 http://www.bcutah.gov <p>The April 6 City Council meeting did not follow the agenda, and this report won&rsquo;t follow it exactly either. The Council considered 11 different actions and another five as the RDA, with a public hearing in each meeting and several explanations about various agenda items and the longer-term plans for some of them. <a href="" target="_blank">The full meeting can be viewed here</a>.</p> <h3>Power Purchase Adjustment Clause (PPAC) update</h3> <p>Finance Director Tom Kotter reported to the Council that the February wholesale power bill was $773,905, and the price per kWh was $0.0507. February was the first month in a long time that the rate we paid UAMPS was below what we had planned when the budget was created. This resulted in a positive net outcome of about $229,000 for the month, but with the running deficit previously at about $2.75 million, we are still in the red at about $2.5 million. The first bills with the PPAC surcharge will go out this month.</p> <p>Council Member Troxell asked about whether equal pay customers will have the PPAC surcharge automatically added to their monthly payment or if it will be added to their deficit and recalculated into their new equal pay amount in January. Mr. Kotter said the monthly payment will not be automatically adjusted, but equal pay customers can contact utilities office to change their equal payment amount. If they don&rsquo;t, the PPAC will be added to their deficit when it is recalculated next January.</p> <h3>Property agreements</h3> <p>The Council approved several property agreements to facilitate various projects. First, the City purchased a 4.8-acre parcel at about 200 South and 1400 West and subdivided it to create a regional storm water detention basin. This will improve existing water infrastructure in the area and also support future development.</p> <p>Second, the Council approved a property exchange in which no money will exchange hands. The City will acquire a narrow strip of land along American Way and another along Forest Street in order to provide utility easements, sidewalks, curb and gutter, and park strips for the overpass project. In exchange, the City will cede ownership of a small parcel adjacent to the Public Works complex.</p> <p>The third property agreement involves Davis Park and Box Elder School District. The City will cede ownership of Davis Park, which is adjacent to Discovery Elementary, to Box Elder School District. In exchange, the school district will provide credit toward the purchase of the now empty Mountain View Elementary (MVE) adjacent to Rotary Constitution Park. The purchase price of MVE will be $914,640. The City will use some of the MVE property to expand parking for Rotary Constitution Park, which is expected to improve public safety and access to the park, particularly the skate park. The rest of the property, including the empty school building, will be sold to the Boys and Girls Club for $914,640.</p> <p>Brigham City will continue to maintain Davis Park and benefit from rental revenue of the bowery for the foreseeable future. If Box Elder School District ever decides they need to expand Discovery Elementary, the park space will be available to them</p> <p>The final property agreement is the purchase of eight acres just west of I-15 on Forest Street. The total purchase price is $525,000, of which $225,000 was provided by Golden Spike Foundation. The City will fund the remaining $300,000 with sales tax revenue, which so far has been higher than projected this year due to a strong economy.</p> <p>The property will be used for a park and will also be the home of a monument celebrating the workers who built the Transcontinental Railroad. The monument is currently being constructed and is expected to be finished in October of this year. The Golden Spike Foundation, which will provide the funding for the park development and construction, anticipates a grand opening celebration in early June 2024. The full project will cost approximately $5 million and is expected to provide educational opportunities for local schools and additional tourism revenue to the City.</p> <h3>Mural project</h3> <p>Local business owner Kelly Driscoll is working to get a mural installed on the Brigham Heating &amp; Air Conditioning building located at 100 South and Main Street. He shared his understanding that funds remain from a 2022 grant for downtown Main Street retailers for blade signs and beautification, and requested that the Council reallocate the remaining funds for the mural. He also asked for an in-kind donation of the rental of the Academy Center to host a fundraising event for the mural project. City Administrator Derek Oyler suggested that he, Mayor Bott, Mr. Driscoll, and Community and Economic Development Director Paul Larsen meet at a later time to review the grant requirements and remaining funds, then bring it back to the council for a vote. Mayor Bott indicated that the in-kind donation should be considered at that time as well.</p> <h3>Other actions</h3> <p>The Council approved a fee schedule including the new columbarium niches. Fees for the columbarium represent actual cost to the cemetery, so the two remaining spaces from the existing niche will be sold at the previous cost. The fee schedule also clarifies that the cemetery does not allow burials on Sundays, holidays, the Saturday before Memorial Day, or the Saturday of Peach Days.</p> <p>Brigham City will celebrate April 28 as Arbor Day, and the City is hosting a tree-planting activity on April 26 at 4pm. The public is invited to attend. There will be 12 trees planted at the sports complex and another 10 at the animal shelter.</p> <p>Business license code changes were approved in the March 16 City Council meeting; in reviewing and making those changes, City staff realized our zoning code did not include language that included beer retailers in commercial and industrial zones. The Council voted unanimously to add that language.</p> <p>Brigham City requires developers to provide financial assurance that the infrastructure for a development is built to code. Basically, this is a deposit that the City retains in order to bring a development into code if needed. Previously, the developer could provide this assurance by cash in an escrow account or a cash deposit with the City. The Council voted to add the option of an improvement surety bond along with a bond agreement. Developers can now provide assurance using any of the three methods.</p> <p>The City moved a small lot at 891 W Forest to the RDA in order to facilitate a later exchange between Box Elder County and the RDA. This exchange will allow for the relocation of American Way in connection with the overpass project.</p> <h3>General RDA information</h3> <p>Several questions about the Redevelopment Agency and how it functions were asked during the public hearing, but Utah State law prevents the back-and-forth during public hearings or public comment periods. Once the hearing was over, Mayor Bott asked Mr. Oyler to answer some of those questions and explain what RDAs are and how they function.</p> <p>The Brigham City Redevelopment Agency (RDA) is a separate legal entity from Brigham City Corporation. <span>&nbsp;</span>Its purpose is economic development, job creation, eliminating blight, and achieving the goals of development, reconstruction, or rehabilitation of residential, industrial, and commercial areas. The RDA manages several geographical areas within incorporated Brigham City, with a variety of goals for each of those areas. Maps of the various areas can be found on the&nbsp;<a href="">GIS/Mapping web page</a> under the &ldquo;Planning and Development&rdquo; section.</p> <p>The RDA is not a taxing entity. It depends on other entities to provide its funding. RDA funds are restricted by law in the ways they can be moved into and out of the RDA budget.</p> <p>This week&rsquo;s agenda shows two property transfers to the RDA, and a question was asked about whether or not the RDA ever sells property. The answer is yes, the RDA can and has sold property. Most recently, the RDA sold a lot to Aspire Performance Arts Academy for a future location.</p> <p>The intent of the RDA is to use tools to incentivize property development according to the desired outcomes for the particular area. This is one of the primary differences between a the Brigham City RDA and Brigham City Corporation. If Brigham City Corporation wants to sell a lot, it is legally required to list the lot as surplus property and then sell without regard to who the purchaser is and what their plans are for the property. This would generally be accomplished through a bid process, with the highest bidder being awarded the sale. The RDA, on the other hand, can sell property according to the RDA plan, even if the monetary benefit to the City is lower. The RDA can approach a particular buyer with common goals and negotiate with a desired outcome in mind beyond monetary cost or benefit.</p> <h3>Appreciation for partners in property agreements</h3> <p>Mayor Bott and other staff members expressed appreciation to Box Elder School District and the Walker, LeCheminant, and Reeder families for the positive and easy discussions and negotiations regarding the various property agreements. Mayor Bott also expressed appreciation to the Davis family for their support of the agreement with the school district.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Please note: This is a brief summary of the meeting and is not the official record. <a href="">Official meeting minutes will be posted here when they are available</a>.</p> <div class="col-sm-12"> <div class="col-sm-6"><img width="500" height="419" src="" alt="city council report page 1" align="" class="img-responsive" /></div> <div class="col-sm-6"><img width="500" height="419" src="" alt="City council report page 2" align="" class="img-responsive" /></div> </div> Submit questions for the State of the City address http://www.bcutah.gov <div class="x11i5rnm xat24cr x1mh8g0r x1vvkbs xdj266r x126k92a"> <div dir="auto">Mayor Bott is taking a different approach to the State of the City Address this year. He is asking the public what YOU would like him to talk about. What questions do you have about Brigham City and what is happening here? Is there an issue you'd like to see him cover or something you've always wondered about how the City works? Please <a href="" target="_blank">submit your questions here</a>. Questions must be submitted by 8am on Monday, April 10.<br /><br /></div> </div> <div class="x11i5rnm xat24cr x1mh8g0r x1vvkbs xtlvy1s x126k92a"> <div dir="auto">The State of the City Address will be presented on <span><a tabindex="-1"></a></span>May 9 at 6pm. The format of this address will be a little different than it has in the past. Instead of a presentation during City Council meeting, Mayor Bott will do his own live YouTube video, with the opportunity for residents to chime in via live polling during his speech. Stay tuned for more information about that.</div> </div> City Pride cleanup postponed until June http://www.bcutah.gov City Pride cleanup, which typically takes place in early April, will be postponed this year until June. It will now begin June 1 and end June 9. The change is due to current snow accumulation, which makes it difficult for residents to clean up their yards and haul materials to the disposal site. In addition,&nbsp;Public Works crews anticipate being very busy in the months of April and May with spring runoff and other projects. City staff believes postponing until June will provide the best timetable to accommodate both residents and staffing demands. <br /><br /><a href="/seasonal-collection-programs.htm">Information about City Pride cleanup can be found here</a>.<br /><br />Residents with questions should contact the Public Works office at 435-734-6615.<br /><br /><img width="598" height="757" src="" alt="flyer indicating new City Pride cleanup dates of June 1 to June 9" align="" class="img-responsive" /> Power Purchase Adjustment Clause (PPAC) information http://www.bcutah.gov <p><strong><span>What is the PPAC?</span></strong></p> <p><span>A Power Purchase Adjustment Clause (PPAC) is a separate charge on your utility bill. Its purpose is to make up the difference between what Brigham City estimates power will cost when they make the annual budget, and the actual cost of that power.</span></p> <p><span>Specifically, when Brigham City implemented its current rates, we anticipated a wholesale power rate of $0.0657 per kWh. For the first six months of the year, the actual wholesale power rate was $0.0905 per kWh. This led to Brigham City under collecting by $2.5 million to pay for its wholesale power. The PPAC will allow Brigham City to collect that $2.5 million and also adjust the wholesale power rate that is built into its power rates.</span></p> <p><span>Beginning with the bill you receive in April, the PPAC surcharge of $0.0523 will be applied to every kWh used during the billing cycle. During the winter months (October-April) this is a 49% increase per kWh. For a typical home that uses 650 kWhs a month, this will be an increase of $34.00 in the winter months. Summer usage is higher, and we encourage you to review your previous summer usage in order to estimate the impact this will have on your summer bills.</span></p> <p><strong><span>How long is this going to last?</span></strong></p> <p><span>The PPAC charge will not be going away. However, it is our hope that the rate will decrease over the next couple of months. The City&rsquo;s Director of Finance will report to the City Council on a monthly basis and give updates to the PPAC. The City Council may choose to make changes to the PPAC amount based on those updates. If wholesale power rates decrease dramatically, the PPAC could even go into negative territory, which would result in a credit on your utility bill.</span></p> <p><strong><span>Why is the City paying so much for power? </span></strong></p> <p><span>Unfortunately, power prices have increased all over the West. There are two primary reasons for rising power costs: 1) an increase in natural gas pricing; and 2) shortages of coal deliveries.&nbsp;Wholesale prices for natural gas in the West were 300% higher in December 2022 than they were in January 2022. Those prices have been lowering recently &ndash; hopefully, we see that impact in future bills.</span></p> <p><strong><span>I can&rsquo;t pay. What help is available?</span></strong></p> <p><span>The HEAT Program provides year-round energy and water assistance as well as energy and water-related crisis assistance for eligible low-income households throughout Utah. Learn more at </span><a href=""><span></span></a><span>.</span></p> <p><strong><span>How can I learn more? </span></strong></p> <p><span>The PPAC was presented in a public meeting on February 15, and the public was able to ask questions and make comments. You can watch the presentation and discussion by&nbsp;visiting&nbsp;</span><a href=""><span></span></a></p> <span><br /> </span> <p><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p><strong><span>&iquest;Qu&eacute; es el PPAC?</span></strong></p> <p><span>Una cl&aacute;usula de ajuste de compra de energ&iacute;a (PPAC) es un cargo separado en su factura de servicios p&uacute;blicos. Su prop&oacute;sito es compensar la diferencia entre lo que Brigham City estima que costar&aacute; la energ&iacute;a cuando se hace el presupuesto anual y el costo real de esa energ&iacute;a.</span></p> <p><span>Espec&iacute;ficamente, cuando Brigham City implement&oacute; sus tarifas actuales, se anticip&oacute; una tarifa de energ&iacute;a mayorista de $0.0657 por kWh. Durante los primeros seis meses del a&ntilde;o, la tarifa de energ&iacute;a mayorista real fue de $0.0905 por kWh. Esto llev&oacute; a Brigham City a recaudar $ 2.5 millones para pagar su energ&iacute;a al por mayor. El PPAC permitir&aacute; que Brigham City recaude esos $2.5 millones y tambi&eacute;n ajustar&aacute; la tarifa de energ&iacute;a mayorista que est&aacute; integrada en sus tarifas de energ&iacute;a.</span></p> <p><span>A partir de la factura que recibir&aacute; en abril, se aplicar&aacute; el recargo del PPAC de $0.0523 a cada kWh utilizado durante el ciclo de facturaci&oacute;n. Durante los meses de invierno (octubre-abril) esto es un aumento de 49% por kWh. Para un hogar t&iacute;pico que usa 650 kWh al mes, esto ser&aacute; un aumento de $34.00 en los meses del invierno. El uso durante el verano es mayor, y lo animamos a que revise su uso del verano anterior para estimar el impacto que esto tendr&aacute; en sus facturas de verano.</span></p> <p><strong><span>Cu&aacute;nto va a durar esto?</span></strong></p> <p><span>El cargo de PPAC no desaparecer&aacute;. Sin embargo, esperamos que la tarifa disminuya en los pr&oacute;ximos meses. El Director de Finanzas de la Ciudad informar&aacute; mensualmente al Concejo Municipal y brindar&aacute; actualizaciones al PPAC. El Municipio puede optar por realizar cambios a la cantidad del PPAC en funci&oacute;n de esas actualizaciones. Si las tarifas de energ&iacute;a al por mayor disminuyen dr&aacute;sticamente, el PPAC podr&iacute;a incluso entrar en territorio negativo, lo que resultar&iacute;a en un cr&eacute;dito en su factura de servicios p&uacute;blicos.</span></p> <p><strong><span>&iquest;Por qu&eacute; la Ciudad est&aacute; pagando tanto por la energ&iacute;a?</span></strong></p> <p><span>Desafortunadamente, los precios de la energ&iacute;a han aumentado en todo el Oeste. Hay dos razones principales para el aumento de los costos de energ&iacute;a: 1) un aumento en el precio del gas natural; y 2) escasez de entregas de carb&oacute;n. Los precios mayoristas del gas natural en Oeste fueron un 300 % m&aacute;s altos en diciembre de 2022 que en enero de 2022. Esos precios han estado bajando recientemente; con suerte, veremos ese impacto en las facturas futuras.</span></p> <p><strong><span>No puedo pagar &iquest;Qu&eacute; ayuda hay disponible?</span></strong></p> <p><span>El Programa HEAT brinde asistencia de agua y energ&iacute;a durante todo el a&ntilde;o, as&iacute; como asistencia en caso de crisis relacionada con la energ&iacute;a y el agua para hogares elegibles de bajos ingresos en todo Utah. Obtenga m&aacute;s informaci&oacute;n en </span><a href=""><span> </span></a><span>.</span></p> <p><strong><span>&iquest;C&oacute;mo puedo aprender m&aacute;s?</span></strong></p> <span>El PPAC se present&oacute; en una reuni&oacute;n p&uacute;blica el 15 de febrero y el p&uacute;blico pudo hacer preguntas y comentarios. Puede ver la presentaci&oacute;n y el debate visitando </span><span><a href=""><span></span></a></span> City Council report for March 16, 2023 http://www.bcutah.gov <div data-block="true" data-editor="fe03u" data-offset-key="doc1f-0-0"> <div data-offset-key="doc1f-0-0" class="_1mf _1mj" data-auto-logging-id="f34f5cbede3529c"><span data-offset-key="doc1f-0-0">Last night the City Council voted to include two questions on the ballot for this upcoming election in November. The first is a question about repealing a 0.25% sales tax that has been in place since 2008. The tax was intended to fund a UTA FrontRunner station here in Brigham City. </span></div> </div> <div data-block="true" data-editor="fe03u" data-offset-key="cphpp-0-0"> <div data-offset-key="cphpp-0-0" class="_1mf _1mj"><span data-offset-key="cphpp-0-0">&nbsp;</span></div> </div> <div data-block="true" data-editor="fe03u" data-offset-key="1602e-0-0"> <div data-offset-key="1602e-0-0" class="_1mf _1mj"><span data-offset-key="1602e-0-0">The second question they approved for the ballot is about whether or not Brigham City should remove fluoride from the public water system.</span></div> </div> <div data-block="true" data-editor="fe03u" data-offset-key="8cm0d-0-0"> <div data-offset-key="8cm0d-0-0" class="_1mf _1mj"><span data-offset-key="8cm0d-0-0">&nbsp;</span></div> </div> <div data-block="true" data-editor="fe03u" data-offset-key="b8u5b-0-0"> <div data-offset-key="b8u5b-0-0" class="_1mf _1mj" data-auto-logging-id="f3cc519dbd053"><span data-offset-key="b8u5b-0-0">City Administrator Derek Oyler explained that because both of these actions were originally instituted because the public voted for them, the only way to repeal them is through the ballot. Residents will see both questions when they go to vote in the general election on November 7.</span></div> </div> <div data-block="true" data-editor="fe03u" data-offset-key="14q5u-0-0"> <div data-offset-key="14q5u-0-0" class="_1mf _1mj"><span data-offset-key="14q5u-0-0">&nbsp;</span></div> </div> <div data-block="true" data-editor="fe03u" data-offset-key="eietu-0-0"> <div data-offset-key="eietu-0-0" class="_1mf _1mj" data-auto-logging-id="f1c8aff154ed594"><span data-offset-key="eietu-0-0">There were also two power-related items on the agenda. First, Finance Director Tom Kotter shared with the Council that Brigham City was billed $1.3 million for wholesale power in January. This comes out to about $0.084/kWh, which is lower than the average of the previous six months (at $0.0905). Even though the rate moved in a better direction, the January bill added an additional $274,000 to the overage we've already accrued, bringing us to about $2.8 million more than what we had budgeted for power expenses to this point in the year. If you want to watch Mr. Kotter's presentation, click on the video linked below and start at 48:10.</span></div> </div> <div data-block="true" data-editor="fe03u" data-offset-key="81v77-0-0"> <div data-offset-key="81v77-0-0" class="_1mf _1mj"><span data-offset-key="81v77-0-0">&nbsp;</span></div> </div> <div data-block="true" data-editor="fe03u" data-offset-key="3mq7s-0-0"> <div data-offset-key="3mq7s-0-0" class="_1mf _1mj" data-auto-logging-id="f1cdbe20ace6088"><span data-offset-key="3mq7s-0-0">The second power-related item is that the Council approved eliminating a $10 late fee for utility billing. When the Power Purchase Adjustment Clause (PPAC) was introduced, several residents encouraged City staff to look for ways to make the additional burden easier for residents. This is one of the ways they identified. Residents whose utilities are shut off will still need to pay a $50 reconnection fee, but the $10 late fee will no longer be charged.</span></div> </div> <div data-block="true" data-editor="fe03u" data-offset-key="2btlc-0-0"> <div data-offset-key="2btlc-0-0" class="_1mf _1mj"><span data-offset-key="2btlc-0-0">&nbsp;</span></div> </div> <div data-block="true" data-editor="fe03u" data-offset-key="f41j0-0-0"> <div data-offset-key="f41j0-0-0" class="_1mf _1mj" data-auto-logging-id="f955ea6faf4158"><span data-offset-key="f41j0-0-0">Watch the video of last night's meeting here:&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"></a></span></div> </div> <div data-block="true" data-editor="fe03u" data-offset-key="866n-0-0"> <div data-offset-key="866n-0-0" class="_1mf _1mj"><span data-offset-key="866n-0-0"><br />*Please note that this is just a summary and doesn't contain all the details, and this isn't the official record of the meeting. Official meeting notes will be posted to&nbsp;<a href=""></a>&nbsp;when they are available.<br data-text="true" /></span></div> </div> <div data-block="true" data-editor="fe03u" data-offset-key="299p3-0-0"></div> <div class="col-sm-12"> <div class="col-sm-6"><img src="" alt="City Council summary" align="" class="img-responsive" /></div> <div class="col-sm-6"><img src="" alt="City Council report" align="" class="img-responsive" /></div> </div> Flood Control Testing March 14, 2023 http://www.bcutah.gov <div class="x11i5rnm xat24cr x1mh8g0r x1vvkbs xdj266r x126k92a"> <div dir="auto">On Tuesday, March 14, residents along Box Elder Creek may notice higher-than-normal water levels. THIS IS NOT THE SPRING RUNOFF!!! Our Public Works employees will be running extra water down the creek between roughly 8am and 3pm as a test. Employees will be out looking for and clearing debris and other obstructions.<br /><br /></div> </div> <div class="x11i5rnm xat24cr x1mh8g0r x1vvkbs xtlvy1s x126k92a"> <div dir="auto">We received updated snowpack totals Monday morning. Lower level snowpack has decreased a little bit, due to wind, rain, and higher temperatures. Upper level <span><a tabindex="-1"></a></span>snowpack, though, is still increasing, with another 18-24 inches expected over the next few days. We don't anticipate the runoff really picking up yet, but this is obviously dependent on weather conditions. We are monitoring everything very closely and will do our best to keep the public updated.<br /><br /></div> </div> <div class="x11i5rnm xat24cr x1mh8g0r x1vvkbs xtlvy1s x126k92a"> <div dir="auto">We remind residents that if you own property along the creek, you are responsible to maintain that property and keep it clear of potential hazards.<br /><br /></div> </div> <div class="x11i5rnm xat24cr x1mh8g0r x1vvkbs xtlvy1s x126k92a"> <div dir="auto">Sand bags are still available at the compost site at 820 N. Watery Lane. Residents can bring their own shovels, fill bags, and pay $1 per filled bag.<br /><br /></div> </div> <div class="x11i5rnm xat24cr x1mh8g0r x1vvkbs xtlvy1s x126k92a"> <div dir="auto">Please <a href="" target="_blank">sign up for Brigham City's notification system here</a>.&nbsp;We provide both emergency and non-emergency updates through that system.</div> </div> <div class="x11i5rnm xat24cr x1mh8g0r x1vvkbs xtlvy1s x126k92a"> <div dir="auto">Box Elder County also participates in CodeRED, which is solely for emergency communications. You can <a href="" target="_blank">sign up for that here</a>.<span></span></div> </div> Preparations for potential flooding http://www.bcutah.gov <p>Significant levels of snowpack and impending spring runoff has Brigham City preparing for high water flows and potential flooding, particularly along the Box Elder Creek corridor.</p> <p>While spring runoff isn&rsquo;t anticipated until early to mid-April, this is largely dependent on temperatures and rain events in the water capture zone.</p> <p>Residents in the Box Elder Creek corridor can prepare for potential flooding by filling and placing sand bags to help protect their property. Empty sand bags and bulk sand are available at the compost facility at 820 N. Watery Lane. Residents can fill bags at the site and pay $1 per filled bag. Facility staff will not fill the bags, and residents should bring their own shovels.</p> <p>The site is open&nbsp;Monday through Saturday&nbsp;8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Residents can fill and purchase as many sandbags as needed for their protective measures. At this time, only sand bags and sand are available. In the event of an emergency, site hours and staffing will be adjusted as needed.</p> <p>The City has taken measures to help prevent and mitigate flood risks, including filling sandbags to help protect critical infrastructure, drawing down the level of Mantua Reservoir to help control and capture high water flows, and cleaning debris out of the Box Elder Creek channel that could impede water flows.</p> <p>When spring runoff begins, Brigham City crews will monitor high-risk areas along the Box Elder Creek and in the Mantua drainage areas and will work to minimize potential flooding.</p> <p>Residents are encouraged to <a href="Brigham City also has a notification system. We encourage residents to&nbsp;sign up here. You'll be asked for your address as part of the sign-up process. This allows us to send you notifications specific to your neighborhood." target="_blank">sign up for Brigham City's notification system here</a>. You'll be asked for your address as part of the sign-up process. This allows us to send you notifications specific to your neighborhood.<br /><br />The following additional tips were shared by Box Elder County:</p> <ul> <li dir="auto">If <span><a tabindex="-1"></a></span>you have had flooding issues in the past, assess your current flooding risk.</li> <li dir="auto">Get sump pumps for basement leakage from groundwater.</li> <li dir="auto">Watch for notices of emergency sandbag filling operations from your city/town on their social media sites.</li> <li dir="auto">Clear out your gutters, downspouts, irrigation ditches, and storm drains of debris that could clog and cause a dam.</li> <li dir="auto">Move snow away from window wells and the foundation of your house.</li> <li dir="auto">Seal any cracks or leaks in the walls or foundation of your house.</li> <li dir="auto">Make a personal preparedness plan with your family.</li> <li dir="auto">Check on elderly neighbors or neighbors who may have special needs. Lend a hand to help them prepare their house for possible flooding.</li> <li dir="auto">Sign up for Box Elder County Emergency Management Communication Alert System CodeRED. You can download it from the Google Play Store or Apple Store. It's quick, easy, and free to sign up.</li> </ul> Registration for summer activities to open March 6 http://www.bcutah.gov Registration opens March 6 for a variety of summer activities, including:<br /><br /><strong>Sports</strong><br /> <ul> <li>T-Ball (boys and girls pre-K to K)</li> <li>Baseball (boys 1st to 9th grades)</li> <li>Softball (girls 1st to 8th grades)</li> <li>Adult softball</li> <li>Tennis lessons (ages 7-16)</li> <li>Team Tennis (ages 12-18)</li> <li>Juniors Pickleball Club (ages 8-18)</li> </ul> <a href="">Find more information about these sports programs here</a>.<br /><br /><strong>Awesome Adventures<br /></strong>Awesome Adventures is a five-week program where boys and girls currently in 1st to 5th grades get to visit places like the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge and the Brigham City Fire Department. The program is held on Wednesdays. Enrollment is very limited. <a href="">Find more information about Awesome Adventures here</a>.<br /><br /><strong>Swimming Lessons<br /></strong>The Brigham City Swimming Pool hosts five sessions of weekday swimming lessons. These lessons are held Monday-Thursday for two weeks. Dates are:<br /> <ul style="list-style-type: undefined;"> <li><span>June 5 - June&nbsp;15</span></li> <li><span>June 19 -&nbsp;June 29</span></li> <li><span>July 10 - July 20</span></li> <li><span>July 24 - August 3</span></li> <li><span>August 7 - August 17<br /></span></li> </ul> During each session, five class times are available:<br /> <ul style="list-style-type: undefined;"> <li><span>8:30 - 9:00 a.m.</span></li> <li><span>9:10 - 9:40 a.m.</span></li> <li><span>9:50 - 10:20 a.m.</span></li> <li><span>10:30 - 11:00 a.m.</span></li> <li><span>11:10 - 11:40 a.m.</span></li> </ul> A Saturday session (4 weeks) is also held June 3-June 24, from 8:45 - 9:25 a.m.<br /><a href="">Find more information about swimming lessons here</a>.<br /><br /><a href="" target="_blank">Register here for all activities</a>. City Council report for February 16, 2023 http://www.bcutah.gov <div data-block="true" data-editor="7o24n" data-offset-key="brhot-0-0"> <div data-offset-key="brhot-0-0" class="_1mf _1mj" data-auto-logging-id="fe0cc72f97b964"><span data-offset-key="brhot-0-0">The City Council passed a number of resolutions last night, and all residents will be affected in some way. Here's a quick rundown*. The meeting can be viewed at <a href="" target="_blank"></a>. Time notations in this summary refer to the portion of the video addressing that particular issue. They are presented here more or less in order of public interest.</span></div> </div> <div data-block="true" data-editor="7o24n" data-offset-key="76dql-0-0"> <div data-offset-key="76dql-0-0" class="_1mf _1mj"><span data-offset-key="76dql-0-0"><br /><strong><span class="S1PPyQ">Implement $0.0523/kWh Power Purchase Agreement Clause surcharge on electrical schedules</span></strong><br />[1:00:27 - 1:52:41]<br />The issue that will have the greatest impact was discussed later in the meeting, but it comes first in this summary. Finance Director Tom Kotter presented an overview of what he presented in the work session on February 15, 2023. That work session can be viewed in its entirety at&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"></a>. <br /><br />Essentially, wholesale power rates have been so volatile over the last six months that the City has spent $9.1 million of its $10.5 million budget for these expenses, with six months remaining in the fiscal year.&nbsp;The issue is not unique to Brigham City. Municipal power systems all over the country are dealing with the same volatility and having to make rate adjustments.<br /><br />After Tom Kotter's review, the council debated implementing a smaller amount for a Power Purchase Adjustment Clause (PPAC) surcharge, but eventually decided to accept the recommendation of City staff and voted to implement a $0.0523/kWh charge. This raises the total winter/summer tier 1 rate for residential customer from $0.1069/kWh to $0.1592/kWh. All rate tiers and schedules will see the surcharge. It's a drastic increase, and the council will receive regular updates from City staff about the current situation over the coming months. If wholesale rates decrease, the PPAC could be lessened, eliminated, or even moved into negative territory, which would mean residents would receive a credit on their bill.<br /><br /><strong><span class="S1PPyQ">Change&nbsp;number of allowed cats and adult dogs</span></strong><br data-text="true" /></span></div> </div> <div data-block="true" data-editor="7o24n" data-offset-key="1eu19-0-0"> <div data-offset-key="1eu19-0-0" class="_1mf _1mj"><span data-offset-key="1eu19-0-0"><span data-offset-key="1eu19-0-0">[44:08 - 47:43]<br />Brigham City residents will now be able to have more cats or more adult dogs. While still keeping the maximum number of animals at four, the council voted to allow households to have up to three cats or up to three adult dogs. Previously, the ordinance has been no more than two of either with a maximum of four total.<br /><br /><strong><span class="S1PPyQ">Change to shelter fees and dog licensing fees</span></strong><br />[47:43&nbsp;- 56:45]<br />The animal shelter's fee structure will be updated for the first time since 2004. The shelter staff researched other cities in Utah and found that Brigham City Animal Shelter's fee structure was far below the state average. The new fees are still below average. The Animal Shelter's website will be updated with the new fees as soon as possible.<br />&nbsp;<br />In addition, the license fee for a sterilized dog will increase from $10 to $15 for a one-year license and from $25 to $40 for a three-year license. The license fee for an unaltered dog will increase from $20 to $40 for a one-year license and from $55 to $100 for a three-year license. There will no longer be a penalty for late registration. The new fees also include a senior discount for sterilized dogs only. Seniors will pay $5 for a one-year license and $15 for a three-year license. Licenses continue to expire on May 31 each year.<br /><br /><strong><span class="S1PPyQ">Change to compost facility hours and fees</span></strong><br />[39:32 - 44:07]<br />Beginning March 1, the hours of operation at the compost/green waste facility will change to optimize staffing resources. This was a data-driven decision based on more than a year of observation of the days and times that customers actually visit the facility. New hours will be:<br />Summer hours (April - October): Tuesday - Saturday, 8am-5pm<br />Winter hours (November - March): Tuesday - Friday, 8am-5pm<br /><br />In addition, cardboard tipping prices will increase and product pricing will be updated. New prices will be available March 1 at&nbsp;<a href=""></a>.<br /><br /><strong>Report on Forest Street overpass project</strong><br />[1:56:28 - 2:13:58]<br />Adam Birdsal from Parametrix and Brett Jones from Jones &amp; Associates presented an update about the Forest Street overpass project. The design phase is almost finished, and it is expected that utilities work will begin soon. The project is currently running under budget.<br /><br /><strong>Real estate transactions to allow for potential future location of Brigham City Museum</strong><br />[2:14:31 - 2:25:59]<br />Acting as the Redevelopment Agency (RDA), members voted to approve the purchase of one piece of property and the sale of another. Both of these properties are located on West Forest Street. The&nbsp;RDA will purchase 0.28-acre parcel at 1145 W Forest, which is currently a tow yard, for $237,500. The RDA will also sell a neighboring parcel it already owns, at 1155 W Forest, to Aspire Performance Academy of the Arts for $235,000. <br /><br />Aspire plans to begin construction on a facility in the next five years that will house a theater,&nbsp;classroom space, and other event space.&nbsp;In the sale, Brigham City will retain the&nbsp;option to co-locate the Brigham City Museum in that facility. Aspire will be responsible for the cost of the facility, and the City will be responsible for the additional cost of co-locating the museum there. The 0.28-acre lot that the RDA purchased is not included in the sale to Aspire, but will be used for additional facility parking. A public hearing was held on the budget amendment needed to make these transactions, and the RDA passed the amendment and also approved both the purchase and sales agreements.&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>Budget amendment for airport maintenance</strong><br />[6:54 - 11:03]<br />The council voted to amend the budget because some grant funding for airport maintenance came available sooner than expected. In order to receive roughly $350,000 of federal grant funding, the City has to match with about $89,000. The money had already been set aside, so this amendment allows the City to spend that money this year in order to receive the grant, instead of in a future year.&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong><span class="S1PPyQ">Carbon Free Power Project</span></strong><br />[37:37 - 39:15]<br />Two weeks ago, the council voted to keep Brigham City Public Power involved in the Carbon Free Power Project, but they didn't have the documentation to make it an official resolution. So last night the council officially approved the resolution that will keep us committed to the project and guarantee that when it comes online, we will have access to a percentage of the power produced.&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong><span class="S1PPyQ">Update construction water meter rental rate and deposit</span></strong><br />[57:40 - 59:39]<br />Because water meter prices have increased, the deposit paid by construction companies who rent those meters during construction activities no longer covers the cost of the meter when they need to be replaced due to damage. The council voted to increase the rental deposit to whatever the current price of a replacement meter is.&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong><span class="S1PPyQ">Update Employee Policy and Procedures Manual</span></strong><br />[1:52:50 - 1:56:28]<br />The council approved a change to the Employee Policies and Procedures Manual that would make it unnecessary for the council to approve personnel policies unless they have a budget implication.&nbsp;<br /><br />*Please note that this is just a summary and doesn't contain all the details, and this isn't the official record of the meeting. Official meeting notes will be posted to&nbsp;<a href=""></a> when they are available.<br /><br /></span></span> <div class="col-sm-12"> <div class="col-sm-6"><img src="" alt="" align="" class="img-responsive" /></div> <div class="col-sm-6"><img src="" alt="" align="" class="img-responsive" /></div> </div> </div> </div> Public Hearing February 16, 2023 http://www.bcutah.gov Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held on February 16, 2023, at 6:00 PM, or shortly thereafter, to hear public input on adjustments to the Brigham City FY 2022-23 budget to increase expenditures in the Airport Fund. The meeting will be held at the Brigham City Council Chambers at 20 North Main Street. <br /><br />A public hearing to receive input on adjustments to the Brigham City Redevelopment Agency FY 2022-23 budget to increase expenditures in the West Forest RDA will be held immediately following the City Council Meeting on February 16, 2023, also at the City Council Chambers <br /><br />All interested parties are invited to attend. City Council report for February 2, 2023 http://www.bcutah.gov <div class="x11i5rnm xat24cr x1mh8g0r x1vvkbs xdj266r x126k92a"> <div dir="auto">The Council voted to continue in the Carbon Free Power Project for at least the next year. This is something they have to approve annually, even though the CFPP isn't projected for completion until 2030. Power Director Dave Burnett stated that the CFPP coming online will make energy prices more predictable since Brigham City will have less exposure to the volatile spot market that currently accounts for <span><a tabindex="-1"></a></span>about 25% of our power.<br /><br /></div> </div> <div class="x11i5rnm xat24cr x1mh8g0r x1vvkbs xtlvy1s x126k92a"> <div dir="auto">The resolution to recognize Historic Downtown Brigham City (HDBC) as the Main Street program organization was continued because during the public comment period, HDBC director David Walker withdrew the application to serve as the Main Street program.<br /><br /></div> </div> <div class="x11i5rnm xat24cr x1mh8g0r x1vvkbs xtlvy1s x126k92a"> <div dir="auto">Acting as the Redevelopment Agency (RDA), the council members declared intent to purchase Mountain View Elementary School from Box Elder School District. The property will be used to increase parking for Rotary Constitution Park. The plan is for the remainder of the parcel to be sold for use by the Boys and Girls Club and the New Hope Crisis Center. A public hearing will be held at a later date.<br /><br /></div> </div> <div class="x11i5rnm xat24cr x1mh8g0r x1vvkbs xtlvy1s x126k92a"> <div dir="auto">*This is a brief summary of the meeting, and key context and details may be missing. Please watch the full meeting at <span><a class="x1i10hfl xjbqb8w x6umtig x1b1mbwd xaqea5y xav7gou x9f619 x1ypdohk xt0psk2 xe8uvvx xdj266r x11i5rnm xat24cr x1mh8g0r xexx8yu x4uap5 x18d9i69 xkhd6sd x16tdsg8 x1hl2dhg xggy1nq x1a2a7pz xt0b8zv x1fey0fg" href=";h=AT1yGhq9FtuWHzBExvZ8YGdjKirl8tU-RyNSX8Ra4lSzFE1vNJb53Gec1grkB8HIcWw9T0a3-SaAAHu3P4WAHHvNd9LY3ZPrwsKyk2eNYHIW7VOQOVRvc9s1g89_QJ3PHw&amp;__tn__=-UK-R&amp;c[0]=AT2wDdA7aC4aCogVyTLbe1_OF_Gf7jwzeRSYSyQKpcmyMEXCe8LNNnYOL3dML4pW5Wq3axYuM4aFZXK28L95tpLblyIqyDSLxK2is_o0q2smCWTCCJXHwyny5b0QHIbKOdoTDloS5DFHvLMbNEduSx7w2DflbjXjCI46ZMao5Lq1xOmLkQ7NpFcQO5_CjhXiY22cbR349E7v" rel="nofollow noopener" role="link" tabindex="0" target="_blank"><br /><br /><img width="470" height="394" src="" alt="" align="" class="img-responsive" /><br /></a></span></div> </div> Dave Hipp selected to join the City Council http://www.bcutah.gov <div data-block="true" data-editor="a1ccf" data-offset-key="2nlkp-0-0"> <div data-offset-key="2nlkp-0-0" class="_1mf _1mj" data-auto-logging-id="f4fc10f629017"><span data-offset-key="2nlkp-0-0">On January 31,&nbsp;the City Council selected Dave Hipp to fill the seat left vacant after Tom Peterson resigned to serve in the Utah Legislature. Dave will be sworn in at the regular City Council meeting on February 2. His term will end January 1, 2024.</span></div> </div> <div data-block="true" data-editor="a1ccf" data-offset-key="7gt0u-0-0"> <div data-offset-key="7gt0u-0-0" class="_1mf _1mj"><span data-offset-key="7gt0u-0-0">&nbsp;</span></div> </div> <div data-block="true" data-editor="a1ccf" data-offset-key="9bmob-0-0"> <div data-offset-key="9bmob-0-0" class="_1mf _1mj" data-auto-logging-id="f25b07931a2853c"><span data-offset-key="9bmob-0-0">Dave Hipp has lived in Brigham City for 19 years and expressed appreciation for the community that took care of his family as he served overseas during his time in the military. In his application and interview for the position, Dave highlighted his experience as a mediator and said he hopes to &ldquo;bring a skillset of conciliation and understanding&rdquo; to the council. He expressed his conviction that the constituency needs to be heard, and his intent to help Brigham City remain a desirable place for families to live even as it continues to grow.</span></div> </div> <div data-block="true" data-editor="a1ccf" data-offset-key="ciju5-0-0"> <div data-offset-key="ciju5-0-0" class="_1mf _1mj"><span data-offset-key="ciju5-0-0">&nbsp;</span></div> </div> <div data-block="true" data-editor="a1ccf" data-offset-key="82c3c-0-0"> <div data-offset-key="82c3c-0-0" class="_1mf _1mj" data-auto-logging-id="f2eded529057f94"><span data-offset-key="82c3c-0-0">The Council interviewed 13 candidates before selecting Dave in a voting process that included a first round to narrow the choices to six, and then a second round to rank those six. Mayor Bott expressed appreciation for all the candidates and said they were &ldquo;phenomenal.&rdquo; Some may be asked to serve on boards or in some other capacity in the future.</span></div> </div> <div data-block="true" data-editor="a1ccf" data-offset-key="1po0o-0-0"> <div data-offset-key="1po0o-0-0" class="_1mf _1mj"><span data-offset-key="1po0o-0-0">&nbsp;</span></div> </div> <div data-block="true" data-editor="a1ccf" data-offset-key="6e3oa-0-0"> <div data-offset-key="6e3oa-0-0" class="_1mf _1mj"><span data-offset-key="6e3oa-0-0">The&nbsp;interviews of all the candidates can be seen at Dave Hipp's interview begins at 2:11:45 and lasts for about 13 minutes.</span></div> </div> Reservations for 2023 season http://www.bcutah.gov The following will be open beginning February 6 at 8am:<br /> <ul> <li>2023 pool reservations</li> <li>2023 pool structure reservations</li> <li>2023 park bowery reservations</li> </ul> Reservations can be made in any of the following ways:<br /> <ul> <li>Online&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">at this link</a></li> <li>Visit the Recreation Office at 203 N. 600 W.</li> <li>Call Amanda at 435-734-6610</li> </ul> To see the list of parks with available boweries, <a href="">visit our Parks web page</a>. Please note that Watkins Park will not be available for the 2023 season because equipment will be staged there as work begins on the railroad overpass. City Council vacancy for term ending 1-1-2024 http://www.bcutah.gov <span><span>Due to the recent resignation of Councilmember Tom Peterson, the Brigham City Council is seeking applicants for appointment to fill the unexpired term which will end on January 1, 2024. <br /><br />Interested persons must submit the Application Letter to the City Recorder at City Hall, 20 N. Main, no later than 5:00 p.m. January 25, 2023. Members of the City Council will review all applications and conduct interviews on February 2, 2023, beginning at 5:00 p.m.* in the City Council Chambers at 20 North Main. <br /><br />Applicants must meet the following criteria for consideration:</span></span><br /> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>Be a United States citizen</li> <li>Be a registered voter in Brigham City</li> <li>Be a resident of Brigham City for 12 consecutive months preceding appointment</li> <li>Not be a convicted felon</li> </ul> <span>Any questions should be directed to Christina Boss at 435-734-6621. <br /><br /><a href="" target="_blank">Link to the Application Letter</a>.<br /></span><br />*Time is subject to change depending on number of applicants. Volunteers needed for new Community Volunteer Board http://www.bcutah.gov <p>Brigham City is looking for residents to serve on the new Community Volunteer Board. The committee, as described by Mayor DJ Bott, will &ldquo;promote and support community inclusion and activities.&rdquo;</p> <p><span>The Community Volunteer Board will plan and promote activities for all ages, to take place in the Community Center and other locations throughout the city. Members may also advise the mayor and city council on community activities and services. The board will meet at least twice a year, with additional meetings scheduled as needed.</span></p> <p><span>Mayor Bott hopes the committee will strengthen community ties. &ldquo;We are always better together,&rsquo; he said. &ldquo;We have had plenty of forced time apart. We need to come back and associate.&rdquo;</span></p> <p><span>The mayor will appoint seven board members, each serving a two-year term. In the initial selection process, he will designate four member to serve three years and three members to serve two years. This will allow appointments to be staggered, as roughly half of the members will be replaced each year beginning in the second year.</span></p> <p><span>&ldquo;Please get involved,&rdquo; said Mayor Bott.</span></p> <p><span>Board members must be residents of Brigham City. Anyone interested in participating should contact Donna Pett at </span><a href=""><span></span></a><span> or 435-734-6612.</span></p> Story Time spring schedule begins 1-10-23 http://www.bcutah.gov The Brigham City Public Library hosts Story Time for children ages 18 months and up, on select dates January 10 through April 27.&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">See the Library's website</a>&nbsp;for details and dates. Fields of Labor and Recovery exhibit 11-19-22 to 1-28-23 http://www.bcutah.gov Fields of Labor and Recovery is a "photographic portrait of Utah from the Great Depression to World War II." The exhibit runs November 19, 2022, to January 28, 2023, in the Brigham City Museum of Art and History. The museum is located in the basement of the Community Center at 24 N. 300 West. Storm Water Management Plan Public Hearing 12-15-22 http://www.bcutah.gov Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held on December 15, 2022, at 7:00 PM, or shortly thereafter, to receive public comment on the Storm Water Management Plan. The meeting will be held at the Brigham City Council Chambers at 20 North Main Street. All interested parties are invited to attend.<br /><br />Information about Brigham City's storm water and a copy of the Storm Water Management Plan can be found here: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>. Town Hall Meetings 10-24-22 http://www.bcutah.gov <p>Brigham City residents are invited to meet with the Mayor DJ Bott and City Council members in a series of Town Hall Meetings on Monday, October 24. The mayor and council members will split up and hold three concurrent meetings from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.</p> <p>Mayor Bott will be at USU, 989 S. Main, Room A104. Council Members Robin Troxell and Matthew Jensen will be in the craft room at the Community Center, 24 N. 300 West. Council Members Ryan Smith and Tom Peterson will in the gymnasium at Mountain View Elementary, 650 E. 700 South.</p> <p>Utility costs and taxes will be discussed at each of the three meetings, and residents will have the opportunity to ask additional questions. Residents who would like a particular topic addressed may send those topics in advance to Mayor Bott at <a href=""></a>.</p> Net Billing Service Application for Rate A http://www.bcutah.gov On September 1, 2022, the City Council approved the process by which current solar customers (as of August 18, 2022) in Brigham City can apply for Net Billing Rate A. The application is live on our home page <span><a class="qi72231t nu7423ey n3hqoq4p r86q59rh b3qcqh3k fq87ekyn bdao358l fsf7x5fv rse6dlih s5oniofx m8h3af8h l7ghb35v kjdc1dyq kmwttqpk srn514ro oxkhqvkx rl78xhln nch0832m cr00lzj9 rn8ck1ys s3jn8y49 icdlwmnq cxfqmxzd ezidihy3" href="" rel="nofollow noopener" role="link" tabindex="0" target="_blank"></a></span> <div class="l7ghb35v kjdc1dyq kmwttqpk gh25dzvf jikcssrz n3t5jt4f"> <div dir="auto"><br />Applications are due December 31.</div> </div> 2022-2023 Final Budget approved http://www.bcutah.gov <span>On August 18, 2022, Brigham City Council adopted the FY 2022-23 Final Budget with the following Enterprise Fund transfers: 15% of utility fee revenue plus amounts charged for City utility usage, or $4,454,856, from the Public Utility Fund to the General Fund; $34,855 from the Storm Drain Fund to the General Fund; $50,000 from the Utility Fund to the Emergency Disaster-Capital Project Fund. Posted in compliance with Utah State Code 10-6-135.5.<br /><br /><a href="" target="_blank">See the final budget here</a>.</span> 2022-2023 Tentative Budget Available http://www.bcutah.gov The Tentative Budget for Fiscal Year 2022-23 is now available. <a href="" target="_blank">Access it here</a>. 2022 Property Tax Public Hearing Notice http://www.bcutah.gov Brigham City&nbsp;is proposing to increase its property tax revenue. <a href="" target="_blank">Detailed information on the increase may be found here</a>.<a href="" target="_blank"><br /><br /><br /></a><strong>PUBLIC HEARING</strong><br />8/11/2022 7:00 P.M.<br />*City Hall City Council Chamber<br />20 N Main Street Brigham City<br /><br /><br />To obtain more information about the proposed tax increase, citizens may contact Christina Boss, City Recorder, at 435-734-6621.<br /><br />*This meeting may be held electronically in accordance with local Health Department directives concerning COVID-19. To make public hearing comments, email your comments to to be read into the record, or pre-register to comment&nbsp;in the electronic meeting by calling 435-734-6621.<br /><br /> 2022 Independence Day Celebration http://www.bcutah.gov <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Teens T-Ball</strong></span><br />Saturday, July 1, 6:00 p.m.<br />Rees Pioneer Park<br />Teams must have nine players<br />Register at<br />Call 435-734-6609 for questions<br /><br /><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Horseshoe Tournament</strong></span><br />Monday, July 4, 10:30 a.m.<br />Rees Pioneer Park<br /><br /><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Swimming at the Pool (special rate)</strong></span><br />Monday, July 4, 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.<br /><br /><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Concert in the Park - Greg Simpson Band</strong></span><br />Monday, July 4, 8:00 p.m.<br />Rees Pioneer Park<br />Food trucks available<br /><br /><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Fireworks</strong></span><br />Monday, July 4, 10:00 p.m. or dusk<br />Rees Pioneer Park<br /><br /> 2020 Property Tax Public Hearing Notice http://www.bcutah.gov Brigham City&nbsp;is proposing to increase its property tax revenue. Detailed information on the increase may be found&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">here.<br /><br /><br /></a><strong>PUBLIC HEARING</strong> <br />8/13/2020 7:00 P.M. <br />*City Hall City Council Chamber <br />20 N Main Street Brigham City<br /><br /><br />*This meeting may be held electronically in accordance with local Health Department directives concerning COVID-19. To make <br />public hearing comments, email your comments to to be read into the record, or pre-register to comment <br />in the electronic meeting by calling 435-734-6621. April 21, 2020 - Public Hearing Notices http://www.bcutah.gov <p>Planning Commission &ndash; Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 6:00 pm.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Application # 20-015 &ndash; <a href="" target="_blank">Amend City General Plan Land Use Map</a></p> <p>Application # 20-016 &ndash;&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Rezone from A-5 and R-M-7 to all R-M-7</a><a href="" target="_blank"> </a></p> <p>Application # 20-018 &ndash; <a href="" target="_blank">Rezone from GC to R-M-15</a></p> <h3><br />You can access the electronic meeting in two ways:</h3> <br /><br />1. Watch the meeting via our YouTube Channel: <a href="" target="_blank"><br /></a><br />Or <br /><br />2. If you would like to participate in the public hearings you can <a href=" " target="_blank">register here</a>. Registration will remain open until the meeting ends.<br /><br /><br /><br /> Public Hearing - Title 25 Subdivision - Planning Commission - Tuesday, March 3, 2020 http://www.bcutah.gov Draft Update of Brigham City Code, Title 25 Subdivision. The Planning Commission Public Hearing will be held on Thursday, <p>March 19, 2020 at 7:00 P.M.</p> <br /><a href="" target="_blank">Click Here for the Recommended Draft Ordinance for Public Hearing</a> 2019-2020 BUDGET PUBLIC HEARING http://www.bcutah.gov <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: tahoma, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;"><strong>BRIGHAM CITY<br /></strong><strong>BUDGET PUBLIC HEARINGS<br /></strong><strong>Final 2019-20 Budget</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: tahoma, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">A public hearing will be held on August 29, 2019 on Brigham City Corporation&rsquo;s 2019-20 final budget. The public hearing will be held at 7:00 PM, or as soon thereafter as possible, in the Fire Station at 442 West Forest. The budget includes a 3.1% increase for elected officials.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: tahoma, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">Brigham City&rsquo;s 2019-20 final budget includes a transfer of 15% of utility fee revenue plus amounts charged for City utility usage, or $3,896,740 from the Public Utility Fund to the General Fund, as well as $32,355 from the Storm Drain Fund to the General Fund. It also includes an additional $50,000 transfer from the Utility Fund to the Emergency Disaster-Capital Project Fund.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: tahoma, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">A public hearing for the Brigham City Redevelopment Agency 2019-20 budget will be held immediately following the Brigham City Council Meeting on August 29, 2019, also at the Fire Station.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: tahoma, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">A public hearing for the Brigham City Municipal Building Authority 2019-20 budget will be held immediately following the Brigham City Redevelopment Agency Meeting on August 29, 2019 at the Fire Station.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: tahoma, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">All interested parties are invited to attend. A copy of the complete budget is available for review at the Office of the City Recorder, 20 North Main or online at</span></p> Information Regarding Proposed 2019-2020 Property Tax Increase http://www.bcutah.gov <div style="text-align: left;" align="center"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">On August 29, the City Council approved the 2019-20 final budget with a certified tax rate (CTR) increase for Police, Fire and the Library. The vote was to remove the amount for the recreation center. This lowers the increase to 69%. Below is the new CTR<br /><br /><br /></span></span></div> <br /> <div style="text-align: center;"><strong><span style="font-size: 14pt;">2019-20 PROPERTY TAX RATES</span></strong></div> <table style="height: 97px; width: 431px; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" border="1" width="431"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="text-align: center;"><strong>Levy/Fund</strong></td> <td style="text-align: center;"><strong>Revenue</strong></td> <td style="text-align: center;"><strong>Tax Rate</strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td>General Fund</td> <td style="text-align: right;">$1,185,523</td> <td style="text-align: center;">.001136</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Library Fund</td> <td style="text-align: right;">$615,940</td> <td style="text-align: center;">.000590</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Tort Liability</td> <td style="text-align: right;">$79,341</td> <td style="text-align: center;">.000076</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>TOTALS</strong></td> <td style="text-align: right;">$1,880,804</td> <td style="text-align: center;">.001802</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <br /><br /><span style="font-size: 14pt;">A presentation on the proposed tax increase is available by <a href="" target="_blank">clicking here</a>. A public hearing will be held on August 15, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.&nbsp; The hearing will be held at City Hall in the Council Chambers at 20 North Main. All interested parties are invited to attend.</span> The City is Accepting Jim Davis Award Nominations http://www.bcutah.gov <strong>Do you know someone who has gone above and beyond what is expected in serving the public?</strong><br /><br />Brigham City Corporation is accepting applications for the Jim Davis Extraordinary Service Award. Annually, the Brigham City Council recognizes a Brigham City employee or citizen that has performed extraordinary service to our community. This award is in memory of the dedication and commitment rendered by Jim Davis as Public Power Director and City Council Member. When Council Member Jim Davis died suddenly from cancer in 2002, the City Council adopted Resolution 02-23 establishing the Jim Davis Extraordinary Public Service Award. <br /> <br />Brigham City Corporation is requesting your nomination for the Jim Davis Extraordinary Public Service Award. Please write a narrative that includes specific examples of how your nominee has gone above and beyond what is expected in serving the public. Please submit your nomination by 5:00 pm on Friday, September 28, 2018 to Brigham City Corporation, Attn: Mayor&rsquo;s Office, 20 North Main Street, Brigham City, Utah 84302, or email to Brigham City Splash Pad Closing for the 2018 Season http://www.bcutah.gov <p>Dear Brigham City Resident:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The Parks Division wanted to provide the closing date for the Splash Pad well enough in advance for everyone to be aware.&nbsp; The splash pad will close the week of September 24, 2018.&nbsp; We hope that the community has enjoyed this new addition to John Adams Park!&nbsp; See you all next year!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Questions may be referred to the Public Works Administrative Offices by dialing 435-734-6615.</p> <br /> <div><img class="img-responsive" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="" alt="" width="642" height="351" /><br /><br /></div> Mayor's Proposed 2018-19 Budget http://www.bcutah.gov The Mayor's proposed budget has been presented to the City Council. They are holding budget work sessions to review the budget and make any changes they deem necessary. A public hearing will be held on June 7th at 7:00. It is anticipated the budget will have final approval on June 21st. Click on the link below for the proposed budget.&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"><br /><br /></a> Impact Fee Update and Notice of Public Hearing http://www.bcutah.gov <p>PUBLIC NOTICE</p> <p>Notice is hereby given that the City Council of Brigham City will hold a Public Hearing to consider an impact fee enactment which includes impact fees for parks, police, storm water, waste water, culinary water, transportation, and electrical power. The hearing will be held Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the Brigham City Council Chambers. A copy of the Impact Fee Facilities Plan and Impact Fee Analysis, and the draft Impact Fee Ordinance, will be available for review at the Brigham City offices from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and also at the Brigham City Public Library from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. The Impact Fee Facilities Plan and Impact Fee Analysis , and the draft Impact Fee Ordinance will also be available for review on the Brigham City website at <a href=""></a> and the Utah Public Notice Website at <a href=""></a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Publication Date: May 2, 2018</p> <p>Mary Kate Christensen</p> <p>City Recorder</p> <strong><br /><br />Review the following documents pertaining to impact fee updates</strong><br /><ol style="list-style-type: undefined;"> <li><a href="" target="_blank">CITYWIDE IMPACT FEE FACILITIES PLAN (IFFP) AND IMPACT FEE ANALYSIS (IFA)</a></li> <li><a href="" target="_blank">DRAFT - IMPACT FEE ORDINANCE</a></li> </ol> Spring CERT Classes http://www.bcutah.gov Community Emergency Response Team Basic Courses are now available. To register online or for more information visit <a href="" target="_blank"></a>.<br /><br /> <div><a href="" target="_blank"><img class="img-responsive" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="" alt="" width="618" height="800" align="" /></a></div> <br /><br /> ELECTION RESULTS http://www.bcutah.gov <p><span>BRIGHAM CITY OFFICIAL ELECTION RESULTS</span></p> <p><span>&nbsp;</span>The official results of the Brigham City Primary Election are as follows:</p> <p>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Number of Votes&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Percent</span></p> <span>Mayor</span><br /><span>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Michael A. Allen&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 140 &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;10.02&nbsp;</span><br /><span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; *&nbsp;&nbsp; Ruth Jensen&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 399&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 28.56</span><br /><span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; *&nbsp;&nbsp; Tyler M. Vincent&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 847 &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;60.63</span><br /><span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Rickey C. Loveland&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 11 &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;.79</span><br /><span>&nbsp;</span><br /><span>Councilmember</span><br /><span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; *&nbsp;&nbsp; Thomas W. Peterson&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 670&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 26.14&nbsp;</span><br /><span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Joshua Shandrew&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 244 &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;9.52</span><br /><span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; *&nbsp;&nbsp; Dennis (DJ) Bott&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 874 &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;34.10</span><br /><span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Lee S. Johnson&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 104 &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;4.06</span><br /><span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; *&nbsp;&nbsp; Courtney Thompson&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 257 &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;10.03</span><br /><span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; *&nbsp;&nbsp; Becky Maddox&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 414 &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;16.15</span> <p><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <span>* These candidates will move onto the general election.</span><br /><span>&nbsp;</span><br /><span>Registered voters: 8,398; votes cast, 1,398; 16.35%.</span><br /><span>&nbsp;</span><br /><span>The election was canvassed&nbsp; by the City Council on August 24<sup>th</sup>.</span><br /><span>&nbsp;</span>