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MARRIOTT-SLATERVILLE CITY HISTORY January 2008 Snow and more snow was everywhere one looked as the new year of 2008 began. After several years living with a drought situation, residents of Marriott-Slaterville City were happy to see the abundant amount of snow piling up around us, knowing it meant more water for the coming summer months. Most people considered it a record-breaking accumulation, but state weather gurus told us it was a ""normal"" month. We were accustomed to the meager snowfall recent years had produced. Enthusiasm waned a little with the constant shoveling and cleaning which was required. Mayor Keith Butler has stated that snow plowing expenses will be high this year. The State of the City by Mayor Butler, was featured in the January 2008 issue of The Pioneer Post. He reported the annual independent audit had been completed and revenues met expenses, with a surplus to be transferred to capital projects. This has been accomplished with no municipal property taxes. New businesses which will locate this year on 12th Street include Intermountain Farmers, Hi-tech Storage and Les Olsen and Company. The Methodist Church, Venture Academy Charter School and Mill Creek Plaza are welcomed additions. Especially pleasing to residents in the coming year is the anticipated completion of I-15 reconstructions, and the new Rocky Mountain Power substation servicing our city. UDOT's reconstruction of 12th Street will be commenced this year. The Marriott Park and Slaterville Park now are operated by the city. Mayor Butler has a park advisory committee to make ongoing recommendations for park planning and operation. The senior center is being utilized almost daily with senior activities, family gatherings, weddings, meetings, and other functions. The Susan Marriott Camp of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers dedicated a Memorial Library as part of the senior center. Internet is available in the center. The Mayor would like citizens to collect photographs, community and family history which can be scanned to CD or DVD and made a part of the library. More members for the citizen emergency response team (CERT) were trained and added to the ranks in 2007. Residents were asked to support the Mayor's policy of ""pay as we go"" government by continuing to volunteer in various capacities. In the same issue, Council President Dennis Ilium, explained the mayor-council form of government in place in our city, along with the duties of the executive and legislative branches. City government in the new year required the administering of the Oath of Office by Bill Morris, City Administrator, to Dennis Ilium, Rob Smout, and Scott VanLeeuwen as council members. This took place at the City Council meeting held on January 17, 2008. By acclamation, Dennis Illum was re-elected Council President and Rob Smout re-elected as Vice President for the year. Two new business licenses were approved, Skinner Excavating, 1096 West 1500 South, underground utility installation, and La Casa Chaparros, Inc., 1167 West 12th Street, a Mexican Restaurant. Susan Bodily and Jennie Oakes asked the council to consider amending the ordinance covering the sale of beer, so that it could be sold during the Utah Renaissance Festival. The Faire is seeking recognition as a destination similar to such events in Colorado, Idaho and Arizona. Drinking would be allowed only in a designated area on the site. Ms. Bodily suggested that the beer garden would also benefit the city by increased local revenue in a new tourism market. Ms. Echo Cutler, representing Chaparros Restaurant, said they would also like a beer license to sell beer with a meal, allowing only two beers per person with the meal.
|Title||2008 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|
|Conversion Specifications||Archived TIFF images were scanned at 400 dpi with an Epson Expression 10000XL scanner.|
|Rights Management||Materials may be used for non-profit and educational purposes; please credit the Special Collections Department, Stewart Library, Weber State University.|