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South Ogden Honors Veterans
Tradition
On November 11, Veteran's Day, we will again take the opportunity to honor the veterans in our community who have sacrificed months, years, and in many cases their lives serving our country. South Ogden City has a special place where veterans are honored. The Veterans Memorial is located just east of South Ogden City Hall at 40th Street Park.

Each year the city accepts applications for individuals to  be added to the memorial. This memorial is specifically for those who live or have lived in South Ogden City. The City is proud to announce that there will be eight names added to the memorial this year. In addition to the memorial, inside city hall you will find a wall of photos of those who have been honored on the memorial.

Ceremony
We would like to invite the community to join us in honoring the new additions for 2015  at our Veteran’s Memorial Ceremony on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 from 5pm-6pm. The ceremony will take place at South Ogden City Hall and will include a short message from Mayor James Minster, a presentation honoring the newly added names to the memorial and a social with light refreshments.
More info online at: www.southogdencity.com
City Council Updates
A Message from Council Member Wayne Smith

10 ways we all can help our community in 30 minutes or less!
1.When you go out for a walk, take a garbage bag with you and pick up any litter along the way.
2.Shop locally owned businesses, saving time and money while helping the local economy.
3.Find positive aspects of your community to share with others.  A positive image encourages residents to shop locally, and increases the chance new businesses will open in the area and promote growth.
4.Attend a local festival or event. They are usually free and offer local talent, food, and friends.
5.Write a letter to local elected officials thanking them for making good decisions for the community.  Share your ideas, regarding the city, with them as well.
6.Put a potted plant on your front porch.  When your home looks spruced up, it makes the whole neighborhood, and the community, look better as well.
7.Take dinner or a treat to a neighbor.  Get to know your neighbors better.  Police officers promote knowing your neighbors. It is an effective way to fight neighborhood crime.
8.Look for opportunities to donate within your community.  Many schools collect items, such as canned foods, old coats, toys and eyeglasses, for those less fortunate.
9.Vote!  Local elections happen every year.  Check out the candidates for your local and state elections.
10.Encourage your employer to sponsor local events, join a civic organization, or allow employees to volunteer during work hours.  Many businesses have volunteer programs to reward employees for volunteering.  Local news media often cover large volunteer events and having employee representation gives businesses extra publicity.

By doing our part we contribute to our community and gain opportunities to build relationships with our neighbors and other community members.  We also demonstrate what it means to be a good citizen to our children.
Click here to access full meeting agendas online
P O L I C E     D E P T.

Sub for Santa - Angel Tree: The South Ogden Police Department’s Sub For Santa program will be in full swing by the end of the month!  It’s a great way to get into the true spirit of charity and giving this Christmas season!  Our Angel Tree will be up and full of angels beginning November 25th.  Each angel on the tree represents a child in need, living in South Ogden City; it will include their gender, age, and type of item needed.  Unwrapped items need to be turned in to the police department by  December 16th.  Every year our community’s generosity and compassion is felt by so many; thank you!

R E C R E A T I O N
Registrations:South Ogden City will be running an adult Men’s and adult Women’s fall basketball league and youth boys and girls competitive basketball leagues for grades 3rd-9th.  Registration will run Nov.9, 2015 - Dec. 6, 2015.  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.

 
Junior Jazz: We will be holding Junior Jazz basketball sign-ups for Boys grades 3rd-9th from Oct. 12 – Nov. 15, 2015.  The season will run January – March. Cost is $45 for South Ogden City residents and $50 for non-residents. Cost does not include a jersey.
P U B L I C   W O R K S
Street Sweeping: The City will begin street sweeping sometime around the middle of October.  We try and sweep all city streets before the first snow fall.  Please do not rake leaves into the gutter for the sweeper to clean up.
Tree Pruning: The city is doing the annual tree pruning throughout the city.  This does include trees that are in all park strips.  The city will prune these trees if residents have not.  Pruning prevents damage that might occur to snow plows. 
E V E N T S
Veteran's Memorial Ceremony: We would like to invite the community to join us in honoring the new additions to our Veteran’s Memorial for 2015 at our Veteran’s Memorial Ceremony on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 from 5pm-6pm. The event will take place at South Ogden City Hall and will include a short message from Mayor James Minster, a presentation honoring the newly added names to the memorial and a social with light refreshments.
Old Fashioned Family Holiday: Our Annual “Old Fashioned Family Holiday” will be taking place on Friday, December 11 from 6-8pm. Santa and the Mayor will magically light the City’s Christmas Tree and community members in attendance will enjoy warm chilli, hot chocolate, cookies, bonfires, prize give-aways, a christmas card station and entertainment from local performers. Pictures with Santa will also be available free of charge. We want to thank Costco, Macey’s and Page’s Tree Service for their continued support of this great community event!

 
U.D.O.T. 
U.D.O.T. Message In recent months, the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) has been working with the Shared Solution Coalition (Coalition) on the evaluation of the Coalition’s “Shared Solution Alternative.” Earlier this summer, the Wasatch Front Regional Council (WFRC) approved its 2015-2040 Regional Transportation Plan. This included new information about future travel patterns and an updated list of planned transportation projects. To maintain a thorough and data-driven study, UDOT will incorporate this new information into the alternative evaluation process, which will include the “Shared Solution Alternative.” This way, all alternatives will be evaluated in a consistent manner with the most accurate and up to date information. UDOT remains committed to ensure the best possible decision is ultimately made for Davis and Weber counties.
UDOT has been working with WFRC to accurately incorporate this new information into the WDC study. This includes calibrating traffic models based on current traffic counts and confirming projections for future growth in the study area. Once the traffic models are ready, we will be able to update the screening evaluation for all of the alternatives.
We anticipate that this process will be completed by the end of this year. Then, the results will be published and an updated schedule will be released.       
For questions or concerns, please contact the study team at 877-298-1991 or westdavis@utah.gov.

When you change your clocks back on Sunday November 1, 2015, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends testing smoke alarms and replacing the batteries while doing it.

 
F I R E
NFPA Recommendations: Roughly two-thirds of home fire deaths occur in homes with no smoke alarms or working smoke alarms. When smoke alarms should have worked but failed to operate, it is usually because batteries were missing, disconnected, or dead. NFPA provides the following guidelines around smoke alarms:
•Test smoke alarms at least once a month using the test button.
•Make sure everyone in the home understands the sound of the smoke alarm and knows how to respond.
•Replace all smoke alarms when they are 10 years old.
•Replace the smoke alarm immediately if it doesn’t respond properly when tested.
•Smoke alarms with non replaceable (long-life) batteries are designed to remain effective for up to 10 years. If the alarm chirps, a warning that the battery is low, replace the entire smoke alarm right away.
•For smoke alarms with any other type of battery, replace batteries at least once a year. If the alarm chirps, replace only the battery.  
“Before hitting the sack, set all your clocks back.” “A new battery in your alarm, will bring you no harm.”
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