City Hall Seminar
Our next seminar will be held on Wednesday, August 29th. We will be having a presentation on cycling safety by Bike Utah. This bicycle safety program for the Utah Department of Public Safety provides education and enforcement to enhance bicycle safety throughout the state. Their most recognizable effort is the Road Respect Program to promote safe lawful behavior between cyclists and motorists on the road. They have Road Respect Ambassadors who participate in local rides to help lead by example in following the rules of the road and discussing bike safety with other participants. They also work with local health departments, police agencies, and non-profits to support them in their efforts to provide safety education for cyclists. Please mark your calendar for this FREE event.
Three important events have been scheduled for our 2018-19 budget process. On August 10th and 13th from 4:00-7:00pm we will be holding open houses to discuss our budget and proposed property tax. (Both open houses will be the same.) Because West Haven City has never before assessed a property tax, we encourage all residents to attend one of the open houses to understand why we believe this is a fiscally responsible step. There will be information regarding municipal budgets in general, our budget, and what our intentions are for the additional revenue.
The Weber County Assessor and Weber County Auditor will both be in attendance at the open houses. If you have general questions about your tax notice, your total property tax increase, your property valuation, or don’t understand the notice, this is your chance to get that information. You are welcome to bring your tax notice to the meeting or we will have a computer there to pull up your record.
In addition to the two open houses, the required truth in taxation hearing will be held on August 15th at 6:00pm during the regularly scheduled council meeting. Public comment will be taken at all three meetings – in writing at the open houses and by voice at the public hearing. Please consider attending one of the open houses. The public hearing is not a time for dialogue, but the open houses are. All events will be held at City Hall.
We have a new employee. John Wallace has joined West Haven Special Services District as our new sewer supervisor. John comes to us with many years of sewer and water supervisory experience.
City Pride, City Wide
Don’t forget about our City Pride, City Wide program. If you would like to nominate a resident who takes particularly great pride in their yard, please email their name and address to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We would also like to spotlight you and your group on Facebook for cleanup projects you do on public property. You can email before and after photos to the above address as well. Join us in taking pride in beautiful West Haven. City Pride, City Wide!
Mayor Sharon Bolos