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Transportation

One of the main services South Ogden City provides is transportation. We provide and maintain local roads, sidewalks, and trails. The state gas tax is intended to cover transportation costs, but the funds provided to South Ogden by the gas tax fall far short of what we need. The gas tax was last increased in 1997 to a flat rate of 24.5 cents per gallon. Since 1997 the buying power of the gas tax dollars has decreased by 28 percent. The result of this is that in order for South Ogden to construct and maintain our streets, trails, etc. it requires that the city use general fund dollars to subsidize the gas taxes.

Our current transportation budget is funded as follows:

-Local B&C (gas tax) funds: $505,039

-Total transportation budget for FY2014-15: $3,802,919

-Subsidized by the city: $2,166,000 (monies that could be going to public safety, parks, trails, etc.)

Like us, most cities in Utah receive less than one-half the funds they need from the state gas tax.

Each year, the mayor and city council review South Ogden City’s strategic plan. Our strategic plan currently includes priorities like widening 40th Street, increasing walking and bike paths, preserve the integrity and useful life of newly reconstructed roads, and demonstrate collaboration with other entities when planning road projects.

State law limits the way Utah cities raise transportation specific funds. That means we have to postpone projects like these for years beyond when they’re needed. In the event of an emergency, like a water main break or a big snow year, our budget gets even tighter. By subsidizing our transportation budget with general funds, fewer funds are available for priorities like public safety, utilities, parks and recreation.

With more flexibility in transportation funding, we would have more influence on our own destiny. We would have more freedom to budget and plan for the things that matter most to South Ogden residents. That’s why we joined the Utah Transportation Coalition - to advocate for a long-term solution to the way the state funds our growing transportation needs. Transportation affects air quality, our economic prospects and our quality of life. To learn more about transportation funding issues and how to get involved, visit UtahTransportation.org.

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City Council Updates
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P O L I C E     D E P T.

Vest Donated for Police Dog: South Ogden Police Department would like to publicly thank Quest Academy Charter School and students in West Haven for raising and donating funds towards providing our K-9, Xander, with a ballistic vest. We are so appreciative of their concern and generosity towards Xander and our K-9 program. He is an important and valued member of our department and we are grateful for their contribution!

Police Officer Retires After 20 Years of Service: Officer Daniel Buttars is retiring from the South Ogden Police Department, after serving twenty honorable years in law enforcement. He is a valued member of the department and will be missed! We’d like to thank him for his years of dedicated service to our department and the citizens of South Ogden City.

S P E C I A L   E V E N T S

Taste the Local Love - Food Sampling Event: South Ogden City would like to invite the community to join us for a free tasting event on Monday, March 2 from 6-8pm at HUB-801 events center on 36th Street and Riverdale Road. Local restaurants, bakeries, caterers, delis, grocers, vendors and more will be at the event sampling out their best dishes! Even better, the first 250 through the door received a free bag of goodies from local businesses! Details about becoming a vendor or a volunteer at the event can be found on our website at: www.southogdencity.com. Sponsored by TREEO & HUB-801

Grow Your Business! Be a Vendor at this Event!: Attention local restaurants, grocers, caterers, food vendors, bakeries, coffee shops and all other businesses that sell food! We want you to join us at the 2nd Annual "Taste the Local Love" food sampling event on Monday, March 2nd at HUB-801 on Riverdale Road, sponsored by TREEO. This is a great opportunity to get your product out into the community, and it is free to become a vendor. For more information about becoming a vendor, click here now. To submit an application, click here now. “

R E C R E A T I O N

Co-ed T-Ball: South Ogden City Recreation will be holding registration for Co-Ed T-ball and Coach Pitch from March 2, 2015 until March 29, 2015. Cost will be $35 for residents and $40 for non-residents. This is for youth in Pre-k through 2nd Grade. For more information please call 801-622-2950 or register online at southogdencity.com

Youth Softball and Baseball: South Ogden City Recreation will be holding registration for Girls Softball and Boys Baseball from March 2, 2015 until March 29, 2015. Cost will be $45 for residents and $50 for non-residents. This is for youth in 3rd through 9th grade. For more information please call 801-622-2950 or register online at southogdencity.com.

Smart Start Baseball: South Ogden City Recreation will be running a Smart Start baseball program for boys and girls ages 4-5 years old. Registration will be open February 2, 2015- March 2, 2015. Classes will begin March 17th and the cost will be $30 for residents and $35 for non-residents. Classes will be held on Tuesday nights. Participants must be accompanied by an adult for each class. For more information please call 801-622-2950 or register online at southogdencity.com

Youth Comp. Basketball: Boys and Girls Comp. Basketball registration will run February 2, 2015 – March 1, 2015. Registration will be done online at southogdencity.com . You must register as a team for these leagues! We will be taking registration for boys and girls grades 3rd through 9th. If you have any questions please call 801-622-2950.

Women’s Basketball: South Ogden City Recreation will be taking registration for the Adult Women’s Basketball league. This league will run on Monday nights at South Ogden Jr. High starting in March. Cost is $350 per team. Registration will open February 2, 2015 and will go until March 1, 2015. For more information please call 801-622-2950 or register online at southogdencity.com.

Men’s Basketball: South Ogden City Recreation will be taking registration for the Adult Men’s Basketball league. This league will run on Wednesday nights at South Ogden Jr. High starting in March. Cost is $400 per team. Registration will open February 2, 2015 and will go until March 1, 2015. For more information please call 801-622-2950 or register online at southogdencity.com.

Adult Co-ed Dodgeball: South Ogden City Recreation will be taking registration for the Adult Co-Ed Dodgeball League. Cost is $350 per team. Registration will open February 2, 2015 and go until March 1, 2015. For more information please call 801-622-2950 or register online at southogdencity.com.

Adult Volleyball: South Ogden City Recreation will be taking registration for the Adult Co-Ed and Women’s Volleyball. Cost is $225 per team. Registration will open February 2, 2015 and go until March 1, 2015. For more information please call 801-622-2950 or register online at southogdencity.com.

Adult Kickball: South Ogden City Recreation will be taking registration for the Adult Co-Ed Kickball League. This League will run on Friday nights at Club Heights Baseball Field starting in April. Cost is $350 per team. Registration will open February 23, 2015 and go until March 22, 2015. For more information please call 801-622-2950 or register online at southogdencity.com.

F I R E   D E P T.
 

Emergency Notification Cell Phone Registry: The South Ogden City Emergency Reverse notification system allows emergency officials in South Ogden to notify citizens and businesses in your neighborhood of emergency situations and emergency information. This may include information such as: •Evacuation notifications •Missing children alerts  •Water& power outages information  •Public work concerns •Possible emergency conditions . This system primarily utilizes the 9-1-1 database for resident and business phone numbers. However we recognize that many residents rely on their cell phones / email for emergency notifications and that many of our residents do not have land line phones in their homes. Cell phone and e-mail registry: You can register up to six (6) phone numbers and up to two (2) email addresses where you would like to receive emergency notifications. It is important to keep this registry current. If you move, change phone numbers, or get a new email address, you must keep your registration current in order to receive emergency information. It is important to keep your information current and please do not forget your password! Notifications will be sent using a recorded voice message to cell phones, alternate land lines, and/or written messages to email and SMS/text devices. The system is designed to make multiple attempts to connect with lines that are not answered or ring busy. The System will try to find your address in our database. If you are unable to find your home address or to login, it may be because the previous homeowner failed to unregister the home address or that our database is not up to date. If you are unable to find your address in the options that appear, please call Weber County Emergency Management at 801-778-6682 for assistance or visit them online at: https://public.coderedweb.com/CNE/11B885E194B7 Important Notice: Even though our emergency notification system is effective and efficient, you should NOT rely on it exclusively. Registering your cell phone (s) and/or email address with us does NOT guarantee that you will be notified in an emergency. This system supplements, rather than replaces, other traditional communication methods used by emergency officials, both in person or through the use of other media such as television, radio or websites. We can NOT guarantee that notifications will be sent to, or be received by the intended recipient(s). You should not wait for or rely exclusively on a mass notification system call for evacuation direction if you think you are in immediate danger. By registering, you acknowledge that any service costs from your cell phone provider for notifications are your responsibility. South Ogden City will not share your information or distribute personal information gathered by this form and will use it solely for the purpose for providing emergency notifications. Once you register, your address is locked in to your cell phone number. This is very important to understand. The system is tied to the address, not the location of your cell phone. In other words, you will receive notifications related to your neighborhood where you live, and not for the physical location of your cell phone. For example, if you are at the mall, and an emergency is happening near your home or your neighborhood, you may receive a call on your cell phone. If you are at the mall, and there is an emergency at the mall, you will not receive a notification because the emergency is not tied to your home address. Your address is locked into your cell phone, therefore we would ask that you please remember your password so that you can keep your information updated. When you move, make sure you log back in and delete your information so that the new residents can register their cell phones to the address. You can then reregister your phone with your new address. There is no substitute for personal preparation. In a disaster, government and other agencies may not be able to reach you and meet your needs. The reverse notification system supplements, rather than replaces, other emergency communication methods including television, radio, websites, and other media. It is important for all residents to make individual plans and preparations for their care and safety during unexpected emergencies. https://public.coderedweb.com/CNE/11B885E194B7

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