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Friday, April 28, 2006

About Ogden Valley Utah Forum

Many changes are occuring in and around our valley. Whether you are a long term and full time resident, or a more recent part time transplant, these many changes and issues will effect us all. Growth, traffic and Sewage and water issues are a huge concern and have been limited largely to the north side of the valley, but there are now several developments proposed on the South side. Large developments that are in various stages of planning and approval from the County.

This venue is intended to serve as a non-partisan public community forum, providing citizens of Ogden Valley Utah a cyber focal point within which to discuss, debate and rant about any and all local governmental policies and issues in and around Huntsville, Eden and Liberty, Utah.

Users are invited to visit, chat, argue, bicker, promote and co-ordinate political events, post, link and read articles, and whatever else -- so long as they observe a reasonable level of civility and decorum. For those folks new to blogging, consider this blog a cyber "letters-to-editor" venue, with a lot more of a free-wheeling attitude than you'll find in your hometown newspaper.

If you want to put in your $.02, just post your own comments with the comments button. The comments interface is similar to the one you probably use for regular email. For those of you more familiar with the ways of the blogosphere, you already know the drill, so have at it and enjoy.

10 comments:

Native said...

This is great. We should have done this sooner - what a great tool for keeping up to date on things happening in our valley. Why didn't I think of it??

Durphy Creek said...

Long overdue. Too much happening in the Valley for people not to not know what's going on. We wished we'd found it sooner. It needs to be posted around. Say the Coffee Shop?

Anonymous said...

I thought it's about time - but I can tell this is already going to be for a certain class of people up here - and the Southside of the Valley's treated like it doesn't exist. If this doesn't include what's going on over the whole place - then count me out - especially if it's only for Coffee drinkers.

Native said...

Isn't that the truth!

Valley said...

I agree, the southside has been a little quiet - I think some over there like it that way. But this forum is for everyone.

Please pass the word and post our web address at the coffee shop - this forum will allow (and is for) coffee drinkers, milk drinkers, Kool Aid drinkers, and even (can I say) Beer drinkers.

sledhead said...

While it would seem this is forum for petty attacks against the Huntsville mayor, there are certainly many issues that need to aired. While it is true, the Susan McKay property is a huge mess in this valley, it is also true that it is not in Hunstville, so what is mayor McKay, or anyone from Huntsville supposed to do about it? Weber County is the real guilty party here for not enforcing the laws.

Some real issues we are faced with are taxes. Unless Utah does someting like the Calif Prop 13, we in the valley will be taxed into forced sales. Who wants to get some sort of a grass roots movement to get something like this on the ballot? You can be sure our legislature will do nothing to slow down the runaway taxes we all face this November. These are the type of issues that a site like this could really help with!

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Valley said...

This site has nothing to do with "petty attacks" against the Mayor of Huntsville, in fact he was only mentioned once by a blogger as far as I know. Please correct me if I am wrong.

This is an open forum for Ogden Vally residents, which includes Huntsville. That being said, there may be "attack"s against elected officials - County, City, etc. That is one of the realities of public office.

The Property Tax issue is a very real issue and in fact one of the main reasons behind the creation of this forum.

Thanks for blogging and stay tuned!

Durphy Creek said...

Besides a human being obviously in need of help, there were animals suffering on the corner to Huntsville. There's nothing "petty" about this. Susan McKay's property line is the boundary of Hunstville Town. Semantics doesn't change the fact that had the Mayor pushed the issue with the County - whether it was Animal Services or the Health Department - it probably would have been addressed far sooner than how the public, who made complaints about this for years, were responded to. This is the power and the responsibility of the Elected, which are supposed to speak for the people who elected them. This is all aside from the issue of a brother helping a sister, which also complicates matters and constitutes a conflict of interest to "persue" the problem, if it can't be done on a family basis. Either way . . . it put the public health in jeopardy . . . which is a moral issue, no matter which side of the fence Huntsville ends it's "legal" jurisdiction. Ethics should have no boundaries. Hopefully, it's finally being addressed. This includes both sides of the Valley, by the way. I'm on board with the property tax issue . . . see the following . . .

Durphy Creek said...

Brandi Hammon, one of the developers over here is working on a proposal, which I believe could be called a "Greenbelt Tax"? Rumor is that it would hold the current tax on a residence - until it was sold, then the tax would reflect what the property was sold at. Does anyone know her, or what she's proposing?