Ogden Valley Planning Commission wants more time to get it right.
After a lengthy meeting tonight with some 20 or so comments from concerned citizens and neighbors of the Proposed Green Valley Academy, the planning commissioners voted to send the issue back to the planning staff.
Since there are very few zones within Ogden Valley that accept this type of facility, the Commissioners unanimously agreed to spend the time to decide upon an appropriate zone for such a facility.
It was suggested that the commercial zone would be ideal, but those present were informed that the use would not be permitted in the commercial zone either.
In the end, commissioners opted to take their time and not be rushed into a decision.
More details will follow in coming days.
One thing we wish to clarify were several comments by petitioner Balmer regarding comments he has read on our very own Ogden Valley Forum. He went so far as to read comments that he attributed to the forum in an apparent effort to garner sympathy to his cause.
While some of the comments he mentioned certainly were posted by readers of this site, there were two that we take exception to. They in fact were not on this forum at all, but instead listed on the petition to Stop the academy. The petition is an entirely different, stand alone web site. We do, however, include links to the petition from our site.
On the petition, signees 213 and 214 made threats with regards to the potential students. We would not have allowed those comments on our site. While our "Comments Policy" is quite loose, those posts would have been removed. We might add that the author's zip codes were listed as 84404 and 84405 (Ogden).