|Paper||Ogden Valley News|
|Rights||In Copyright (InC)|
|Rights Holder||SR Communications DBA, Eden, Utah|
|Publisher||Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah|
|Paper||Ogden Valley News|
PRSRT STD. POSTAL PATRON EI DEN HL IBERTY-84310. 843 Weber Fire District to nIDst Safety Fair The ever popular Weber Fire District Clowns will be on hand Saturday, October 22 at a District held Safety Fair at Fire Station 62 located at 5550 E. 2200 N. in Eden. The event will run from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The public is invited. The clowns are part of the District’s ongoing public information program to better serve and assist area residents in understanding fire safety and emergency services provided by the District. The clowns will offer a Bike Rodeo and free hot dogs and soda pop to those attending the fair. District activities and displays will include: ~ District emergency services in the Upper Valley ~ Firefighting and rescue equipment ~ Hazard ce Response Unit - A part of Homeland Sec’ ~ Fire prevention 1 materials and demonstrations ~ District information/plans for future fire protection in the Upper Valle lease plan on informative fair. attending this fun and Meet the Candidate a FEMA A pies wack and Toyota Coral collide head on at the intersection of 2200 Nar th and Hi hhway 158 in Eden. involved in the accident. Above inset: Emergency medical personnel prepare accident victim for life flight. St ue Three victims were Three Injured in Eden Accident— one victim taken to hospital by Life Flight By Shanna Francis Ogden Valley News An eastbound pickup truck and westbound Toyota Corolla collided head on after the car failed to yield at the intersection of 2200 N. and Highway 158 leading into Eden. A male driving the pickup, refused medical treatment by emergency personnel, but was taken to the hospital by a family member who arrived shortly after the accident. wo males were traveling in the Toyota. he driver was taken by life flight from the scene of the accident, while the passenger was taken to a local hospital by ambulance. A Weber Medical Emergency crew from Station 62 in Eden first responded. Shortly after, additional emergency equipment and personnel arrived, including a Weber County Emergency Command Station and a Life Community Elects New Members to Eden Planning Committee By Shanna Francis Ogden Valley News a Two new members have been elected by the community to serve on the Eden Planning Committee. Elected to four year positions are Larry McBride and Russ Echols. About 30 Eden residents attended the meeting held at the Red Moose Lodge on October 6 to vote for the committee members who they want to represent them at County Planning Meetings. McBride an Echols replace past members Chairman Steve Clark and Dan Van Zeben McBride, a retired mechanical engineer who also graduated from the University of Utah with an MBA, lived in Texas with his family before moving Questar Gas Extension Area Charge to Be Eliminated in Ogden Valley to the Valley six years ago. He is a former employee of General Electric, Arabian American Oil Company, ABB Lummus Global, and Ford Aerospace. McBride, who received the a of the votes, stated at the meeting that he isi * wth” conditioned it which seemed to sway the votes of a large group in the audience who had ties to Wolf Creek Resort. hols is currently a corporate architect for Flying J. Formerly of Texas where he taught Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, he states hat he has no agenda other than “what is best for Eden.” Echols moved to the Valley three years ago. Voted in as committee alternates were EDEN PLANNING cont. on page 12 Weber Fire District Proposes New Sub Station —Voters being asked to support bond i issue on November ballot By Shanna Francis Ogden Valley News This November, residents of Weber County will have the opportunity to vote on a $6 million General Obligation Bond being proposed by the Weber Fire District to provide revenue to fund two new fire stations in the county and the relocation of another. 2.27 acre eat in Huntsville located behind the Chevron sta tion at 79 E. 500 S. The second additional peed proposed station 66, would be built at an unspecified location midway between the north and southwest part of the county. Station 61, which currently houses the administrative offices of the fire district, would be relocated to an area more congruent with community needs and demands. Plans call for an enlarged and upgraded facility. Emergency response . 2 western part of the count ie proposed location 146 th, of stations ath. is need af requests ies ; for emergency services over the past Proposed new Huntsville sub station. Weber Fire District Chief David Austin explains that the tremendous amount of growth during the past few years within the 511 square mile Weber County area and Weber Fire District boundary has spurred the demand for more coverage and resources by the fire district. According to Austin, the current infrastructure, which has remained static for the past 20 years, is not keeping up with growing public demands. “Funding provided by the bond is needed in order to provide proper emergency respol and to acquire appropriate equipment to handle the increasing demand for services.” few years. These requests generally correspond to the higher growth areas within the district. For Ogden Valley, a station in Huntsville is also needed to reduce response time on the south end of the Valley, and to handle emergencies in the Monte Cristo and Southfork areas. Austin states, “We have strategically planned for new stations where they will help the largest number of people; in other words, in higher population and traffic areas. We think it is important to center stations in areas from which we receive the largest number ofcalls. The proposed | plan will In an emergency situation, the goal is to reduce response time to less than six minutes.” “Tn addition to location, growth is also a major consideration,” Austin explains, “At this time, West Haven has 2,200 new rooftops under construction, or approved for construction. Hooper and Farr SUB STATION Flight helicopter that were on their way out of the Valley after completing an emergency response and rescue training session at North Fork Park. According to witnesses, the accident occurred shortly before 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 8. At 3:00 p.m., traffic was still backed up leading in and out of Eden as drivers waited for the highway to be cleared and reopened. Night Slated Huntsville Town will hold a “Meet the Candidate Night” on November 2 at 7:00 p.m. at the Huntsville Town Hall located at 7309 E. 200 S. in Huntsville. All Huntsville Town residents are invited and encouraged to attend and support the candidates Running for Mayor are James C. McKay and John Posnien. Candidates for Town Council are Alan oe Richard Sorenson, and RonaldG Elections for Huntsville Town will be held at the Ogden Valley Library November 8 from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Please come out and vote. cont. on page 7 By Shanna Francis Ogden Valley News Questar Gas has announced that as of October 2005, Ogden Valley customers will no longer be required to pay an Extension Area Charge. Foor resings of $27.50 on their natural gas bill. tural gas became available to Ogden Valley customers in 1996 at an initial cost of $2.3 million lars to the community. At that time, residents were told that it would take approximately 15 years to pay off the capital improvement investment. Paying off the debt a little more than five years early should be good news tove residents In a recent interview with Bi . McKay, Questar’s State Regulatory Office Manager he stated that on September 30, 2005 the Public Service Commission (PSC) ordered Questar to change their formula for repayment on the infiastructure debt that brought natural gas into Ogden Valley. The repayment schedule was originally based on an “after tax rate of return.” The PSC is now requiring Questar to refigure what was owed to pay down the debt based on a figure calculated before taxes are taken out of the equation. The recalculation eliminated the need to collect additional revenue from customers. “Basically, what ed can be likened to a refinance of debt ata lower interest ~ McKay explained. ay also stated, “We are pleased at how successful the Service Area QUESTAR cont. on page 11 Sweetest Pumpkin Contest at the Huntsville Post Office Hershey Foods Corporation will nationally roll out its Hershey’s Pumpkin Decorating Mix for the fall 2005 season. As a promotion, Hershey is hosting a national competition— Hershey’s Sweeten Up Your Pumpkin Decorating Contest from August 1 to November 30. The national contest invites everyone, from children to decorating experts, to submit digital photographs of their Hershey’s decorated pumpkins for a chance to win one of ten, $10,000 prizes. Prizes will be awarded in four categories, and entries can be submitted through the mail or electronically by visiting om/premiumpostcard> — For additional ieee on the Hershey’s national contest, visit <www.trickortreats.com> Locally, the Huntsville Post Office, located at 7785 E. 500 S., will host a pumpkin decorating contest on October 22 at 11:00 a.m. The contest is for children ages 6 through 12 years of age only. Other materials, such as yarn, pipe cleaners, hay, etc. may be used to decorate your pumpkin but any candy products used must be made by Hershey Foods Corporation. Pumpkin Judging will take place on-site « using ative use of the product, relevance to the Halloween theme, and originality. Pumpkins will be> provided or you can bring your own. The Post fice will supply candy. No carving of "pumpkins will be allowed, decorated pumpkin to the contest; the decorating MUST be done at the event. Parents of the winning pumpkin must sign a waiver. This winner will then automatically be entered into the national contest. For more information, call the Huntsville Post Office at 745-2567.