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MARRIOTT-SLATERVILLE CITY HISTORY January 2004 Hooray! The drought is coming to an end! We rejoiced in the Christmas holiday snow, which lay much longer than we have had for many years. Unfortunately by the end of January, we were advised that one good storm was not enough on which to base our hopes. We are still advised to plan on low supplies of water unless an abnormally wet period lasts through spring. We can still hope. The first of January 2004 brought a change to the City Council with the conclusion of a long period of service by Orvil Holley. It is with deep appreciation and regret that we acknowledge this change and his decision not to run for re-election. Mr. Holley has worked actively and effectively for this community long before we became a city. A life-long resident, born of Slaterville pioneer lineage, his heart as well as his mind has been deeply involved in the affairs of the area. He was elected as Councilman-at-large at incorporation and served in the council until the end of 2003. He was President of the Council for 1 1/2 years of that time. His knowledge, wisdom, insight and commitment will be greatly missed. We hope that he will continue to be actively involved in our city. Thanks from all of us in Marriott-Slaterville City. Mr. Holley paid tribute to elected and appointed officials as well as the volunteers and all residents of the city in his departing message in the January 2004 issue of The Pioneer Post In a democracy, government continues on smoothly with the changes made by electors. At the City Council Meeting held on January 15, 2004, Magistrate Glen McFarland administered the Oath of Office for new elected and appointed officers, including Scott VanLeeuwen, who replaced Mr. Holley as Councilman-at-large. Others sworn in were re-elected Council members Rob Smout and Dennis Ilium, Von Allred who was reappointed to the Board of Adjustment, and new Planning Commission appointment Ned Allred, taking the place of Scott Van s Leeuwan. A report on the annual independent audit was given by Steve Davis, Independent Auditor. He advised that the city was in good financial shape. He also thanked the city personnel for the cooperation and assistance he received during the audit. Laws and regulations continue on and are modified when needed. New ones must be passed as situations demand. Resolutions are considered, passed, or disapproved. Resolution 2004-A passed unanimously by the council after discussion. This resolution acknowledges outstanding service to the community and establishes an award program for individuals to be honored. The award program established the Elna Lucas History Award, for people's historical or cultural contributions; the Darrell Mecham Service Award, recognizing an outstanding volunteer, and the Orvil Holley Youth Award, which recognizes youth who demonstrate leadership and interest in community affairs. Resolution 2004-B was discussed at the council meeting. The Weber County School District has established a new alternative high school, to be called Two Rivers High School on 12th Street in a building formerly occupied by IRS. The land and building was annexed by Ogden City while used by IRS, with police and fire service provided by Ogden City. As the land is surrounded on all sides by Marriott-Slaterville City, Elaine Jensen, principal of the new school, and acting as petitioner, requested a common boundary adjustment. They need a Community Resource Officer, which the Ogden City Police Department does not wish to supply, as the school is under the Weber County School District and would be an isolated building. The Weber County Sheriff's Department has no jurisdiction on the building which is legally in Ogden City. Because of these circumstances, the boundary adjustment was requested. Ms. Jensen explained that in the past, the Ogden School District and the Weber School District have shared an alternative school, but no longer do so. An alternative high school is designed to help students graduate from high school. She has contacted the fire district and utility companies, who indicate there will be no problem with servicing the building if the boundary is adjusted. The Community Resource Officer for Marriott-Slaterville could serve for this building at no extra cost. The Resolution, indicating the council's intent to adjust a common boundary with Ogden City, in accordance with the request by the Weber County School District was passed unanimously. Unfortunately, Ogden City declined to adjust the boundary.
|Title||2004 Monthly History of Marriott-Slaterville City|
|Contributors||Marriott-Slaterville City and its Residents|
|Description||The Marriott-Slaterville City History Collection was created by the residents of the town to document their history. The collection includes Autobiographies, Oral Histories, History of Marriott, History of Slaterville, and the History of the Merging Townships to create Marriott-Slaterville City. This information has left behind rich histories, stories and important information regarding the history of the Marriott-Slaterville area.|
|Publisher Digital||Stewart Library, Weber State University|
|Spatial Coverage||Marriott-Slaterville (Utah); Weber County (Utah)|
|Source||MS 351 Special Collections, Stewart Library, Weber State University|
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