As all are aware, we were hit pretty hard over the weekend by our infamous east winds. We had a little warning and really want to thank the residents and business owners who were diligent in heeding those warnings and helping us prepare for the storm and clean up the debris. Those clean up efforts are ongoing.
We would encourage residents to help out their neighbors by checking their property and neighboring property for any unsafe conditions. If you observe any unsafe conditions such as trees on power lines or houses, please notify us so that we may assess the situation. Non-Emergency dispatch #: 801-451-5453
We did sustain some pretty serious damage to one of the signal light poles on Park Lane above I-15. UDOT crews have been diligent in addressing that situation and we thank them for their assistance. Throughout the day (Monday) and into this evening there will be delays and possible closures on the east-west traffic across the Park Lane interchange complex while UDOT crews work to repair the damaged pole.
We also want to let residents know that the Central Davis Sewer District will be open from8:00 - 4:00for green waste drop off for residents. Will be open until Fri. then city will reasses. They will not accept branches longer than about 6 feet in length and 8 inches in diameter. No rootballs, dirt, garbage, bags of leaves or grass clippings will be accepted. Their address is 2200 South Sunset Dr. Kaysville, UT 84037. Go west on Shepard Lane and you will run into the facility.
Do not put debris on the streets expecting the City to pick those piles up. We recently picked up over 600 truckloads of green waste with our annual Spring Cleanup. Our crews are currently engaged in repairing damaged street signs, light poles and cleaning up the storm channels of debris.
Thank you for your cooperation. We expect to have things back to normal in the next few days.
Farmington City is seeking qualified applicants for a full time Water Systems Operator II position. Experience in culinary water maintenance helpful, must have a Class A commercial drivers license and have experience in 10 wheel dump trucks, backhoe, front end loader, snow plow experience and other construction equipment. Must pass Water Certification Level 4 within 1 year of hire date. On call and off hours work will be required. Salary range $17.00 to $20.52/hr plus excellent benefits. Applications and job descriptions are available online at www.farmington.utah.gov. Applications / resume deadline is May 6, 2016 at 5:00 pm. E.O.E.
We are providing a link to the staff report from the recent State Transportation Commission meeting wherein the Commission approved the "hardship" purchase of a large portion of the Buffalo Ranch for the proposed West Davis Corridor. This update is provided to dispel rumors circulating related to this sale.
The City did not support nor encourage this purchase by UDOT. Mayor Talbot, as a member of the Council of Governments, along with a few other Mayors voted against using corridor preservation funds for this purpose but the sale to UDOT still took place. UDOT only purchased a large portion of the land. They do not own the rights to the Conservation Easements which the City still retains on this parcel and others in the immediate area.
UDOT has expressly told the City they can only obtain those easement rights through a condemnation proceeding after they obtain a Record of Decision on the proposed highway. The City has sought legal counsel on this matter. We will not discuss legal strategy the City is employing related to this sale or the City's frustration with the WDC EIS process in this update. Senior staff, the Mayor and some Council members have met with senior UDOT officials in an effort to address relevant issues.
Additionally the prior owner of the property (Viking Real Estate) had filed an application with the City seeking to amend the allowed uses of the Conservation Easement. A public hearing was scheduled to hear that matter on January 19, 2016. That public hearing was canceled at the request of Viking Real Estate once they understood their application was in error as they no longer own the majority of the property filed for under the easement use change application. Viking Real Estate may or may not choose, to amend their change application and bring it forward at a future date for consideration.
UDOT has not applied for any zone or use changes on the property they now own. UDOT is fully aware there is a conservation easement on the parcel and they are required to follow all the rules associated with the City owned conservation easements covering their parcel.
Should you have any additional question, please contact the Mayor or any member of the City Council and let them know of your concerns.
No person shall park a vehicle on any street within the jurisdiction of Farmington City during the period from November 15 to and including the last day of February, between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. of any day, except physicians during emergency calls or by permit provided in Section 14-5-102.