|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|
Volume II , Issue V Page 19 The OGDEN VALLEY NEWS February 2000 Eden Park Update The Eden Park Service District is under new management. Weber County Commissioners installed interim officers to serve from January 1, 2000 until the next public election cycle. In the next public election, residents will have the opportunity to seek elected public office through normal candidacy registration procedures. Interim officers are: President: Carol Guthrie Vice President: Lamar Bott Secretary: Ruth Monahan Treasurer: Linda Gillespie Officer: Bonnie Knobla Officer: Brent Carver The new officers are dedicated to continuing the park’s reputation for quality and for continued park improvement. Eden residents, through either serving on past committees or volunteering time and energy, have accomplished amazing things for their park. Improvements over just the past few years include: · A new covered bowery, complete with public restrooms and kitchen, which was completed this past fall. · A well manicured baseball diamond that is the “preferred” playing site for many of the Weber County recreation teams. · A new baseball scorekeeper building which will be in use this coming spring. These things exist largely because of tremendous volunteerism and fundraising efforts, and donations by many residents. Additional ideas have become a reality, again because of devoted citizens. These include: · The children’s sand lot and playground equipment. · Improved landscaping. · The volleyball sand court. Soccer, baseball and football teams have enjoyed the well kept grass thanks to an irrigation well and sprinkling pump that became operable in 1996. A ribbon cutting & dedication ceremony is planned for June 3, 2000 for the opening of the new bowery, and the honoring of its benefactors. Operating and improving the park depends heavily on volunteers, but funding is also required. Income sources are depicted in the Fiscal Year 2000 Budget which, when approved by the public, will guide the finances for the rest of this year. The budget assumes certain levels of income from fundraising events. These are reasonable expectations, not guarantees. The budget shows that if assumptions are correct, finances will become solvent by the end of the year. The income statement at the end of FY’99, however, shows a grim situation in meeting immediate financial obligations. Due to unforeseen building costs, the cost of the new Bowery upon completion ran $38,000 over the construction loan. This depleted much needed operating capital to meet financial obligations going into FY 2000. These obligations include the once per year bowery construction loan payment of $14,000 due January 30, 2000. The Utah State Auditor has frozen Eden Park’s funding source, which comes from taxation of Weber County property. The Auditor’s action forced Eden Park to meet its obligations to submit financial reports to the State of Utah for FY 1999. The interim board is working diligently to generate and submit the back dated reports in order to have the Eden Park funding from the County reinstated. Still, there is a vision for future growth of the park. Public meetings henceforth will be held at Snowcrest Jr. High on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Citizens will be asked to consider and give public sanction to proposed future projects such as: · Covering the town ditches. · Adding facilities to the equestrian arena to make it mini-rodeo capable. · Further improving the parking area. · Placing “Forest Service” type barbecue grills around the park. · Adding a jogging path around the park’s circumference. Every citizen is encouraged to aid in the process at the public meetings. Eden residents have always been eager participants, volunteers, and contributors when it comes to their town. This is an advantage that will certainly be relied upon to see the park through the current Fiscal Year. Financial donations are needed now more than at any other time in the park’s history. We don’t just sell pieces of property. We sell peace of mind. Gage Froerer, C.R.B. firstname.lastname@example.org 391-4233 Casey Froerer email@example.com 698-4312 Ogden Office 621-0505 Huntsville Office 745-0505 Gage Froerer & Associates More POWER to you: www.c21utah.com Proposed 2000 Budget Income Current Assets Weber County Tax Account Bowery Rental Old Firehouse Rental 4th of July Breakfast Balloon Festival Total Income $ 6,800.00 11,000.00 500.00 9,500.00 1,000.00 9,200.00 $38,000.00 Expenses Current Liabilities Loan Payment on Bowery Finish New Bowery Park Maintenance Park Operating Expenses Total Expenses $ 3,000.00 14,138.00 2,000.00 8,000.00 6,100.00 $33,238.00 Expenses + Retained Earnings 1947 Valley Tournament Champs Back row: Edgar Allen, Quinn McKay, Burns Wangsgard, Keith Renstrom, Blaine Harrop, Keith McKay. Front row: Marlow Stoker, John Newey, Dale Grow, Leon McKay, Norman Montgomery, Bryan Renstrom, George Larkin, Alonzo King (not in picture) Eden Park Service District Board. Eden Park Service District Retained Earnings 53 Years Ago $4762.00 $38,000.00 1999 Profit and Loss Report Income $ 116,284.00 Expenses $ 119,485.00 Net Income -$ 3,201.00 Eden Park BOWERY RENTAL FEES Park closes at 10:00 p.m. Eden Residents Nonresidents Cleaning & Security Deposit (Small groups 75 people or less) (Large groups, i.e. Open house, Wedding Reception, Reunion) (Refundable) Kitchen Use Includes use of: refrigerator, freezer, preparation table, and sinks. Does not include use of stoves or ovens. Cooking utensils and supplies are not included. Cancellation Policy Cancellation within 30 days of scheduled event: Cancellation within 14 days of scheduled event: Less than 14 days before event: Forfeit of fees *Cleaning and security deposit refunded within 48 hours of cancellation. *No private businesses *Pre- registration period (for Eden Residents ONLY): For reservations or information call 745-1465 or 745-3080 $25.00 fee per side $50.00 fee per side $75.00 $50.00 (Refundable) $150.00 $100.00 $50.00 fee Full refund of fees 50% refund of fees January - March.