|Paper||Ogden Valley News|
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|Paper||Ogden Valley News|
May 15, 2006 GDEN VALLEY — PRSRT STD POSTAGE PAID PERMIT NO. 11 EDEN U1 County Sheriff's Office to Conduct Checkpoint in Huntsville The Weber County Sheriff’s Office will conduct an administrate checkpoint Friday, May 19 in Huntsville Town. Deputies will set up the checkpoint at First Street near 6600 East. Cars will be stopped at random from noon to7:00 p.m. Officers will check for appropriate licensing and vehicle registration, as well as impaired drivers. Memorial Day —Lest we forget Memorial Day and Labor Day are the two holidays that mark the beginning and end of the summer season in the United States. Pineview Reservoir Photograph taken by Bill Singleton. Valley Property Owners Renting Single Family Homes Illegally—Community asked to help control problem By Shanna Francis Ogden Valley News new real estate trend occurring in Ogden Valley is the overnight and —S rental of single family homes. According the Weber County Zoning Ordinance, this activity is illegal. Wolf Creek representative Steve Roberts recently petitioned the county to change the ordinance to allow for nightly and weekly rentals—an action, if passed, that will impact residential neighborhoods throughout the Valley The Planning Commission tabled the petition, but may revisit the issue during their June meeting. ccording to Weber County Planner Kevin Hamilton, the request may be tabled even longer until it can go through an adequate public process as part of an amendment to the Recreation Element of the Ogden Valley General Plan. Until such time, Hamilton warns, “There are vo single family homes in Ogden Valley that can legally be rented for less than 30 consecutive days. Weekly and nightly rentals are only legal in certain condominium complexes already zoned for this activity. Our code enforcement officer is now actively pursuing redress Wolf Creek Donates Land to Ogden Valley Land Trust By Shanna Francis Ogden Valley News Wolf Creek Properties recently donated a little over 30 acres to the Ogden Valley Land Trust. Managing Member Steve Roberts states that the decision to donate the property made good sense. “Economically it made good sense as a tax write off. In addition, dedicated open space helps maintain the integrity of the community which increases property values; conservation easements are a good selling point. People are attosniess ‘3 me Valley because ofi its natura e’d lik these amenities. “Donating property or donating development rights to the land trust also makes good sense because, as a philosophy at Wolf Creek, we’re concerned about the environment and want to do our part to be good stewards of the land in Ogden Valley; what’s good for the community is good for everyone.” The donated property includes three parcels located throughout the Patio Springs Subdivision in Eden e Ogden Valley Land Trust was interested in acquiring the properties and applying a conservation easement on some of the parcels because of their intrinsic value; a river corridor runs the length of one parcel which supports a broad range of wildlife habitat. oberts states that Wolf Creek would like to continue working with the Ogden Valley Land trust by donating development rights on additional parcels already zoned as open pace that are located around the perimeter of the resort. nservation easement is a voluntary contract betweena landowner and a charitaWOLF CREEK The Ogden Half Marathon starting line in Eden. cont. on page 10 against violators.” property owner who is found to be in violation of the ordinance will be issued a letter from the county planning office notifying them of the violation and advising them that they have two weeks to come into compliance with county ordinances governing rental properties. If the illegal activity continues, the county attorney’s office will be notified. The attorney’s office will then deliver a second notice to the property owner. After another two week period, the PROPERTY OWNERS cont. on page 10 Gold Medal Winner Jim Shea Visits Ogden Olympic gold medal winner Jim Shea plans a visit to Ogden on Tuesday, May 16. Shea will climb the new Via Ferrata with Chris Peterson Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. He plansa speech to Ogden residents and business people at 6:30 p.m. that same evening. “Jim has heard about some incredible plans underway in Ogden and he wanted to come and see for himself,” says spokesperson Ashley Christensen. Shea is scheduled to speak at 6:30 p.m. at the Ogden Amphitheatre at 25th Street and Washington Boulevard. Chris Peterson opened the Via Ferrata, or Iron Way, climbing attraction last year on his property near Ogden’s Waterfall Canyon. It offers spectacular views of the waterfall and Ogden City, and is a perfect climb for beginners. Peterson is currently working on plans for a year round resort in nearby Malan’s Basin. Patterned after villages in the Italian Alps, the resort would feature hiking, biking and skiing. Part of the development would also include a mountain gondola linking the resort with Weber State University and Ogden City. Shea won gold in the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in the Skeleton event. He follows in the footsteps of his father and grandfather who are also Olympic gold medalists. family outings, let us not forget the intended purpose of Memorial Day—a day designated to remember and honor U.S. men and woman who lost their lives serving and defending our country. Originally known as Decoration Day, it was established in 1868 to commemorate the 622,000 who died fighting in the Civil War. But through the years, Memorial Day has come to serve as a day to remember all U.S. men and women killed or missing in action serving in wars around the world. An annual tradition, the American Legion will again provide Memorial Day Services at our local cemeteries. The color gguard will be at area cemeteries as follow: Liberty Cemetery: Lower Eden Cemetery: Upper Eden Cemetery: Mountain Green: Huntsville Cemetery: 8:00 8:30 9:00 10:00 11:00 a.m. a.m. a.m. a.m. a.m. Community Benefit Dinner and Dance Scheduled Sheldon Fuller of Huntsville was recently diagnosed with eye cancer. The doctors had no choice but to remove his eye. Since the surgery, Sheldon has not been able to go back to work. The American Legion in Huntsville is sponsoring a Benefit Dinner and Dance in his honor to raise money to help him through this unfortunate time. The dinner and dance will be held May 20 at 6:00 p.m. The Legion is asking everyone to bring a potluck item to go along with deep fried turkey that will be provided. A $5.00 per plate donation is requested. The band “Overhaul” will provide live music at the benefit. r more information, contact Lance Quinn, Des Stokes, or Cathy Hart, or the American Legion at 745-3802. If you would like to mail in a donation— please send to: DESIREE’ STOKES 3162 N 3500 E LIBERTY UT 84310 Please make check or money order out to the American Legion Post 129. We are also taking donations for a raffle that will be held. Please contact anyone listed above, or any member of the American Legion if you have items to donate. Please join us in this worthwhile endeavor. 7 , z Mother and foal in Eden. Photo taken by Tracy Ayers.