Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Huntsville Town Hotline

In this Hotline:

Town Council Meeting

The regularly scheduled Town council meeting for Tuesday, May 1, 2007 will be held one hour earlier than usual and at the Ogden Valley Branch of The Weber County Library. It will be an important meeting as the Weber State University Land Use Planning class will be presenting their results from the recent Town survey.

Be sure to attend this important meeting.

May 1, 2007

6:00 PM

Ogden Valley Branch of the Weber County Library

The agenda is included as an attachment or should be available soon on the web at www.HuntsvilleTown.com

The Rivers Cluster Subdivision Appeal to the Weber County Commission

I received the following email from a concerned citizen and neighbor of the proposed Rivers Subdivision which would be directly South of and adjacent to Huntsville Town. Since this development will effect us all, I am passing it on:

The Developers of the River's Cluster Subdivision made an appeal to the Weber Planning Commission, and the decision on preliminary approval is on the agenda this Tuesday the 1st. It will be at 10 am at the Weber Center in Ogden. Please forward this to anyone that you think might be interested.

Attached is a rendering that shows the vast difference in density as it compares to the adjacent lots in Huntsville Town. Also, the homes in the River's Cluster will be much bigger than most Huntsville dwellings, and 35 feet tall (the max allowed). As my Mom put it " It makes me feel claustrophobic just looking at it"!

Realizing that this development is even possible makes me feel like the residents of this valley are being completely let down! The Weber Panning Commission does not have the best interest of the majority of Ogden Valley residents in mind.


The rendering is not attached, but if you would like to see it simply reply to this email and I will forward the original email and rendering to you.  You will be amazed. 

The Weber County Commission meeting where the appeal will be heard is:

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

10:00 AM

Weber County Commission Chambers,

Weber Center

2380 Washington Blvd.
Ogden, UT 84401

While this is late notice, your attendance is important.

Vaccinations for Bacterial Meningitis

May 2nd 2007 (Wednesday)

4:00 - 6:00 PM

Weber County Library in Huntsville

For Adolescent or College Age individuals (11 and older) in the Ogden Valley. There will be a limited supply provided at no charge, then $10 per person will be charged.

Conducted by the Weber-Morgan Health Department, in conjunction with all those who have contributed to the Brandi Ann Thompson Memorial Fund.

Thanks to Huntsville Residents Cory and Kathy Thompson who are trying to insure no other parents have to deal with the loss of a child to this deadly disease.

Neighborhood Watch

Mark your calendars for May 17th as Sergeant Hadley of the Weber County Sheriffs Office will be hosting a Neighborhood watch discussion and presentation. Crimes in the Valley have increased and it is important we are all educated and aware of how to avoid being the next target, while watching out for our neighbors.

May 17, 2007

7:00 PM

Huntsville Town Hall

Suspicious Activity

Not to cause alarm, but in conjunction with the neighborhood watch program, there has been some recent activity that is somewhat unusual for our sleepy town. I returned home this evening after dark and heard a very recent phone message from our next door neighbor. After calling her, she explained that an African American male had just knocked on her door at about 8:40 PM (about 20 minutes prior to my call) and said he was with the "Diversified Pilots Association." He was dressed in polyester pants and a tweed jacket she described as something from "Good Will."  She didn’t give him the opportunity to expound and essentially said she was not interested and sent him on his way. She was not sure if he was seeking a donation, selling something or just "scoping" things out, but she was definitely concerned and thought it very unusual.

After the man left, her husband drove South on 7700 E. and saw the man near the post office. Where he went from there is unclear.

Now it is probably purely coincidental, but my youngest son and I went out to our hot tub to find the jets and lights on and the cover unsnapped. Our hot tub has been known to have a mind of its own, but I do not know of it ever turning on by itself. However, the jets will turn off automatically after 30-60 minutes.

Later, my 16 year old son came home and when told the story, he said he had seen a nicely dressed African American walking on 1st street Saturday carrying a rag in his hand and a spray bottle in his pocket.

I did an internet search and found nothing for the "Diversified Pilots" association, although I do know of the "Black Airline Pilots Association." This has nothing to do with race, but with someone possibly portraying themself as someone they are not.

This is probably a totally innocent situation and there is probably a perfect explanation, but I feel our residents should be informed.  With that in mind, we are planning on being more vigilant when it comes to locking our doors and removing keys from cars. Things are not the way they used to be.

While I am not an expert on the Town Ordinances (Although I should be), I would ask any solicitor if they have a Huntsville Town Business License.



That’s all for now, have a great week.


Richard L. Sorensen

Huntsville Town Council Smile