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P O L I C E     D E P T.

Sub for Santa - Angel Tree: South Ogden Police Department wishes to thank each of you who assisted in making Christmas dreams come true this season.  The Angel Tree was loaded down this year with the needs and wishes of the children in our community and, as always, the residents and businesses within South Ogden City made sure that each child was taken care of.  The families that were assisted each fell on hard times for different reasons.  Each family was truly grateful for your generosity and requested their gratitude be expressed.  Thank you very much! 

Winter Parking Ordinance: South Ogden City’s winter parking ordinance is now in effect. The ordinance runs each year between November 1 and April 1.  During these months, vehicles may not be parked on City streets between the hours of 1:00 am and 7:00 am, or during a snowstorm.  Please be mindful and observant of this ordinance.  It is very difficult for plows to effectively clear snow from roadways when vehicles are left parked on the street.   We appreciate your cooperation in helping us keep the roads clear and safe.

P U B L I C   W O R K S
Tree Recycling: South Ogden Public Works Department will recycle your discarded Christmas tree. Please bring your tree to one of the areas listed below beginning January 1, 2016 through January 29, 2016. We will not pick up trees at any other locations. Stands, nails, ornaments, lights, etc. that could damage the chipper need to be removed and put into your regular garbage. Please do not discard any paper, garbage or trash at the recycling areas. Thank you for your on-going support in recycling. If you have any questions, please call 622-2900. Listed below are Christmas tree recycling locations:
1. 560 39th across the street, in front of the bowery on the curb  
2. Club Heights Park parking lot
3. Madison Avenue Park parking lot  
4. Friendship Park parking lot   
5. Meadows Park, approx. 5725 South 2000 East at the end of the cul-de-sac in front of the park
R E C R E A T I O N
Basketball Leagues: South Ogden City will be running an adult Men’s and adult Women’s basketball league as well as youth boys and girls competitive basketball leagues for grades 3rd-9th.  Registration will run Feb.1 2016 – Feb. 28, 2016.  We also have registration open for adult Dodgeball (Women’s and Coed) and adult Volleyball (Women’s and Coed) that will run through the same time.  If you are interested in any of these leagues, please call us at 801-622-2950 for more information or signup at southogdencity.com.
 
E V E N T S
MLK Day of Service: Come celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day by giving back to your community! South Ogden City will host the 3rd annual MLK-Day of service on Monday, January 18th. We will be meeting at South Ogden City Hall for check-in and breakfast from 9am-10am. From 10am-12noon we will be doing service projects around the community.
 
F I R E
Survival Car Kit: So imagine this. It’s January and you are driving in the Virgin River Gorge between St. George and Mesquite.  The rain and snow turn to ice on the road.  Semi-trucks are jackknifed everywhere and all traffic is stopped. It’s dark and it’s cold and you only had enough fuel to get to Mesquite. No one’s going anywhere for at least 24 hrs. You’re hungry and thirsty and there is no cell service in the canyon.  The Donner Party flashes through your mind as you remember that your 72 hr. kit is in the garage back home.  Wouldn’t it be better to have the car survival kit in the car all of the time.  Not a bad idea.
Survival Car Kit:
A 5 gallon bucket with a Gamma Lid works great. (Screw on lid available locally and on line)
•Small Mylar water bags.  Good for several years and it doesn’t matter if they freeze
•Non-perishable food such as tuna in pouch, energy bars, peanut butter crackers
•A survival blanket  or two
•Baby wipes or personal wipes
•Zip lock bags
•Fold up shovel
•Rope or paracord
•Knife or multi-tool
•Duct tape
•First aid items (Band-Aids, antibiotic ointment, pain pills)
•3 days’ worth of prescription meds in little baggies, well-marked
•LED or Maglite flashlight
•Glow sticks
•Jumper cables
•Sign :“HELP ME” on one side, and “I AM OK” on the other side
•Small mirror and whistle
•Extra clothing: gloves, socks, sweatshirt?
•Leaf and Garden Bags (use as a poncho)
•Wind proof matches in water proof container
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