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Monday, December 20, 2010

Weber County Commission Meeting Tuesday - Summit @ Ski Lake up for Approval

Zogmaister campaign donor/ tax evader Ron Catanzero doesn't waste any time in requesting approval of another phase at Ski Lake

We noticed some interesting items on the Pre Christmas Weber county commission meeting agenda.  The important meeting will be:

Commission Chambers of the Weber Center,
2380 Washington Boulevard, Ogden, Utah,
commencing at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, the 21st day of December 2010.

Here is an excerpt from the agenda:
 E. Action Items

2. Request for approval of Phase 11 Summit at Ski Lake.
Presenter: Ron Cantanzaro
3. Request for consideration and/or action on an agreement between Ski Lake Corporation, Mountain Sewer Corporation, and Weber County regarding a time extension for the Chalets at Ski Lake and The Summit at Ski Lake.
Presenter: Sean Wilkinson
Of particular interest is the fact that Mr. Catanzero has a long history of leaving the citizen's of Weber County holding the bag for his financial difficulties.  More interesting is the fact that the County continues to entertain Mr. Catanzero's requests.

Click here to view the delinquent history of one subject parcel - there are many more delinquent properties.  
Ultimately, these delinquent taxes were apparently paid by Celtic Bank following foreclosure of the subject property.

For more, click here to view the 2009 delinquent tax list.  They are listed alphabetically so scroll down to see the many listings for "Catanzero" and "Ski Lake corporation."

It would appear that Ron is anxious to get on the agenda before Commissioner Bischoff retires.  Many will remember the large "Bischoff for County commission" signs plastered on several of Catanzero's properties during Bischoff's last campaign.

Perhaps there are some unpaid favors in store for Mr. Catanzero?

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Some Possible Insight On The Green Valley Acadamy

Here is some excellent insight surrounding the proposed Green Valley Academy.  It was posted as a comment, but we feel it important enough for the front page.

By Greg Anderson

Keep an eye on the property at about 9000 E on Highway 39 (South side of the road). Somebody recently made some big holes in the ground, likely doing tests for a septic system. I'm told the property is about 8 acres. Is this the new, proposed site for a "Green Valley Academy" (or whatever it's going to be called next)? Perhaps.

A lot of folks feel that the Green Valley Academy team will try again soon and, this time, they'll simply call it a "school." Since schools are part of the conditional uses allowed already, they'll claim they're already allowed to do what they want to do. (Remember that, back in June, they were trying to convince their proposed neighbors that their intentions were simply a combination of already-approved conditional uses.)

It's too bad that telling the whole truth didn't work before so, now, they're apparently going to diminish "the whole story" in an attempt to be approved. So I ask whether we can trust them going into the future when they are, apparently, engaging in a pattern of being less up-front as time goes on. And who believed that they were telling "the whole story" before anyway? We still don't know why they withdrew their petition at the end of the summer.

But at least if the zoning isn't modified then maybe it'll put a stop to the GEM Committee's apparent desire to dot the Ogden Valley landscape with care centers.

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Rock Wall Brings In Questions on Other Topics

Things have been a little quiet as far as developments lately with the downturn in the economy, and we have admittedly taken a quiet break as well.

However, the rock wall has prompted some questions from readers on other key topics, so we will open those topics up for input and discussion from our expert readers.

Here are some questions we have received from loyal readers:

Green Valley Academy
Have you heard anything recently about the status of the green valley academy....locations, petitions, etc.  Would love to know if you have any current status on the academy's attempt to locate in the residential areas of Huntsville.
 Liquor Agency
What happened to the liquor store?  I have never heard a word about it.

After looking through our archives, this is the last we have heard about the liquor agency.

What about it Ogden Valley Faithful?  Can you help our readers in answering their questions?

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Faux rock wall in Ogden Canyon

"Driving Along" asked an important question that we will throw out to our humble readers:

Whats up with that simulated rock wall going up about a mile up the canyon?....can you say...UGLY?

What say ye Ogden Valley?