Volume VI, Issue V THE OGDEN VALLEY NEWS Page 3 June 15, 2002 PINEVIEW cont. from page 1 is intended to bring the dam up to current seismic standards. All major work is scheduled to be conducted at the end of concurrent water years, when the water level in the reservoir is at a minimum. The Safety of Dams program was created in response to the failure of Teton Dam in 1976. Since that time, Reclamation has embarked on a rigorous review of every dam in the region. Each structure is periodically reviewed for resistance to seismic stability, overtopping, internal stability, and physical deterioration. Long-term stability of each dam is the Bureau’s goal in order to save lives, protect property, and insure the physical integrity of completed structures For more information about Pineview Dam or Reclamation’s Safety of Dams program, contact Don Merrill at the Provo Area Office at (801) 379-1074. LAND DEAL cont. from page 1 was prime recreational, watershed, scenic land,” attorney Robert Sykes said in court Tuesday. “How could such a valuable piece of property be sold to a single bidder at a fraction of its value without public notice? The county commissioners violated the public trust and a statute that requires public notice.” The unimproved park was acquired by the county nearly 30 years ago. Sykes contends a section of the County Land Use Development and Management Act requires counties considering selling public land to refer the proposed purchase to the county’s planning commission, which must hold public hearings. Another round of public hearings must be held before county commissioners give final approval, Sykes said. The Utah Supreme Court has also held that counties can sell public property only in a good-faith sale, and for a fair price—two factors Sykes argues were not satisfied in the 1997 sale. Attorney Jody Burnett, who represents Weber County in the appeal, counters that state law does not require a public hearing or notice when the use of the land in question will not change. If Jones planned to change the use of the land, which has remained largely untouched as part of his private hunting preserve, public hearings would be held, Burnett said. Burnett also claims the men filed their lawsuit against the county long past 30 days after the sale, a deadline set by law. A trial judge agreed and dismissed their case in 2000, and the men appealed. Sykes argues the time limit does not apply since the county did not give public notice. Plaintiff Ben Toone, 67, of Ogden, said he helped gather 1,200 signature protesting the sale after he found out about it. Toone says Weber County Commissioner Glen Burton arranged the deal with Jones at a funeral, and a quitclaim deed was issued on the same day county commissioners approved the sale without public notice. Although the county contends the parkland was on steep terrain and not widely used, the men say it was used by Boy Scout troops, hikers and horseback riders. A gate to a trail leading up through the land is now locked. It’s a crying shame we can’t use it anymore,” said plaintiff Roger Cannon, 39, of Roy. “[The commissioners] were elected to represent us, and they didn’t do that in this case.” HUNTSVILLE’S 4th of July Auction Needs You! For all who use and enjoy Huntsville’s beautiful park, we are putting together a Fundraiser Auction to beat all auctions. As a fund-raiser it is completely dependent on: 1) the quality and quantity of items donated, and 2) the enthusiasm, size and mind-set of the crowd participating. Remember the rule of thumb . . . it is a fund-raiser for the park. Bid often and generously! Famous auctioneer Doug Taylor will be the announcer. Thousands of dollars in items and services have been donated. Committed are cars, a 2 year old colt, breed fees, an Airplane ride around the Valley, a pool party for 25+ people with a barbecue, a day at the lake complete with water-skiing lessons, an authentic Hawaiian luau, firewood, hay, piano lessons, attorney services, 2 hour wagon rides, tree trimming services, $100 certificate for Smith & Edwards, 2 pot-bellied pigs, labor for a rock fireplace, beautiful art from famous artists Steve Songer and Michael Coleman, and much, much more. We would love furniture, clothing, housewares or anything you would be willing to donate as an item or service (valued around $100). Bring all your friends!! Call Chad McKay 745-3434 or 791-3430 to donate. Auction starts at 12:00 noon in the Huntsville Park. St. Florence Catholic Community MASSES: Saturday: 5:00 p.m. Sunday: 9:00 a.m. WEEKDAY MASS: Tuesday: 6:30 p.m. followed by The Rosary Note: This copyrighted article appeared in The Salt Lake Tribune on June 5, 2002, and is being reprinted by permission. 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