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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Public Open House this Thursday

Ogden Canyon Transportation Use Study Phase II

The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) is nearing completion of Phase II of the Ogden Canyon Transportation Use Study. Please join us at a Public Open House to review and provide input on the study.
DATEApril 28, 2016
TIME5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
LOCATION: ATK Conference Center
890 Ogden Canyon, Ogden, UT 84401

Project Overview

UDOT is conducting a Transportation Study in Ogden Canyon. The Transportation Commission asked UDOT to conduct the study and look at all modes of transportation in the canyon. The study analysis includes existing and future safety concerns, traffic volumes, resident needs, economic needs, multi-modal uses (biking, truck traffic, pedestrian, transit, etc.), recreational uses, and environmental and geotechnical/geologic concerns.
UDOT completed Phase I of the study in Spring 2015. The purpose of Phase I was to gather physical information and opinions and share that information in an interactive and transparent process to develop an understanding of the safety and mobility needs in the canyon.
In Phase II, the study team met more extensively with people and groups who care about Ogden Canyon. Three focus groups were formed and divided into categories: roadway, environmental, and active transportation/transit. These groups were made up of people who live, work, travel, and recreate in Ogden Canyon, as well as local agency and special interest group representatives. They were able to evaluate concepts and give input. In addition to the focus groups, representatives of local government and other agencies also participated in evaluating the concepts and giving feedback.
Project Area Map
Study Area

Contact Us

Please let us know if you have any questions or comments.
Ogden Canyon Transportation Use Study Team

Wednesday, April 20, 2016


A guest post by Marcus Pierce

There is no drop-off recycling center in Eden area at this time. Apparently it is not economically feasible for a private company to provide such a service. Why doesn’t Weber County subsidize a Recycle Center similar to the one currently located in the school parking lot on the corner of Harrison & 30th St. in Ogden.

This seems like a good idea to us at the Forum.  Perhaps our County Commissioners and staff need to be contacted and encouraged to help out. 

Comments?  Suggestion?

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Important Weber County Commission Meeting Today

Sorry for the last minute notification, but we just received notice that the county commission is considering a curfew on Pineview Reservoir

Here is an email we received from the town of Huntsville on the subject.

Weber County Commissioner Meeting

The Weber County Commissioners are holding a public hearing on the proposed ordinance to set curfew restrictions for Pineview Dam.
The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 19th, 2016 @ 10:00 am in the W.C. Commissioners Chambers located at 24th and Washington Blvd.
The Proposed curfew is from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. For those residents who live in close proximatey to the lake, this is a great opportunity for you to voice your opinions in support of this pending curfew. Show your support of this action by showing up to this meeting, even if you don't want to speak out, just being there will make a difference. Everyone is invited. 
That's All For Now - Have a nice week,
Gail Ahlstrom
Huntsville Town Clerk

Powder Mountain Water and Sewer Improvement Meeting District meeting held last Friday

This meeting notice was sent to us after the fact.  Interestingly, it was posted 24 hours and 5 minutes prior to the meeting.

For those who may not know, Trustee Bell is also Weber County Commissioner Bell, who serves as Trustee of the Powder Mountain Water and Sewer Improvement District.

Incidentally, he is also seeking reelection this year.


PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that the Powder Mountain Water and Sewer Improvement District will hold a public meeting in conference room #365 of the Weber Center, 2380 Washington Blvd, Ogden, Utah, commencing at 4:00 pm on Friday, April 15, 2016.

The agenda for the meeting consists of the following:

A. Welcome - Trustee Bell, Chair

B.   Public Comments
C.  Request for motion to adjourn the public meeting for a closed strategy session to discuss the
    acquisition of real property, including any form of water right, and any pending or reasonably  
     imminent litigation.

D.  Request for motion to reconvene public meeting.

E.    Action

1. Discussion and/or action on item(s) discussed in the closed strategy session.
Presenter: Trustee Bell

2. Discussion and/or action on Annexation and Development Agreement for the Summit – Powder Mountain Development Project.
               Presenter:  Trustee Bell

F.   Adjourn

                                                     CERTIFICATE OF POSTING

The undersigned, duly appointed Administrative Assistant in the Weber County Commission Office, does hereby certify that the above notice and agenda was posted as required by law this 14th day of April 2016.

Brooke Stewart


In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing auxiliary series for these meetings should call the Weber County Commission Office at 399-8405 at least 24 hours prior to the meeting.

Notice it was sent out exactly 24 hours and 5 min before the meeting so conveniently nobody will show  !!

Friday, April 01, 2016

Ogden Canyon Construction Update

3/31/16 Construction Update
Pineview Water Systems is replacing the irrigation water siphon at the mouth of Ogden Canyon.  The following are planned construction activities.  
Please note that due to weather conditions, emergency situations or equipment/supply issues, schedules are subject to change.

·         Effective through project completion in April/May 2016, motorists should continue to expect minimal flagging operations on SR-39 at the mouth of the canyon. Restrictions will be effective during daylight hours, Monday through Saturday.  Traffic will be stopped intermittently in both directions for up to 15-minute intervals to accommodate construction equipment access and as a public safety precaution as suspended loads are being transported over the roadway.  The work schedule is largely weather-dependent. 

·         All sections of the new pipe have been installed and crews are painting the exterior of the pipe as weather allows.
·         The project team is preparing the pipe for pressure testing in order to ensure the pipe will be ready for irrigation season.
·         Once pressure testing is complete, the trolley system that was used for the removal and installation of the pipe will be disassembled and taken off site.
·         As the project wraps up, crews will begin restoring the construction site.

·         Although the pipe will soon be operational, the construction site will be active and off limits to the public as site restoration continues.
·         As a public safety precaution, crews want to remind hikers that all areas in the construction zone on both sides of the canyon are off limits.
·         All areas below the siphon that have been fenced off and signed are off limits to the public during construction.
·         Drivers are encouraged to follow all signs and flaggers through the work zone to promote public safety.  A protective highway cover has been built over SR-39 beneath the siphon. 

·         The Ogden Canyon siphon is the pipeline that is suspended between the canyon walls at the mouth of Ogden Canyon.  The pipe is owned by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and operated by Pineview Water Systems.  It has been in use since the summer of 1937, providing irrigation water for almost 80 years.  It currently serves 10,000 customers in the Ogden area. 
·         The siphon was at the end of its operational life and needed to be replaced.  A new pipe and support system with seismic upgrades were installed.  The new siphon looks very similar to the original siphon.  The new siphon is expected to be operational by irrigation season.

Pineview Water has employed a project-dedicated public involvement team to keep the public informed and help address concerns throughout project construction.  Residents with questions or concerns may contact Marcus Murdock:
·         Phone: 801-888-3159
·         Email:

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