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City Council Updates

A Message from Councilman Bryan Benard
 

One dictionary defines "community" as: "a group of people who benefit from living in the same area," "a unified body of individuals with common interests," and "an interacting population of various kinds of individuals in a common location." One of the reasons that brought me to South Ogden was the sense of community. I think the definition above describes our city well.

South Ogden has so many wonderful individual citizens from diverse backgrounds and viewpoints. Many are "home-grown" folks who have spent their entire lives close to Burch Creek. Many are transplants who have lived here for quite some time. There are many who are brand new to the area as well. We all benefit from living and learning from our neighbors new and old. When we truly interact with each other and become friendly and unified, we raise the quality of life in our city. We lift each other up, strengthen each other, and watch over each other.

We will not always get along. We will have different views and opinions. We will disagree. That is all part of the deal of living in a "community." Even in those difficult times we should not lose sight of the common ground and common interests that have generally united us. We all want a safe and friendly place to live. And so much of "community" relies upon respecting each other’s differences and opinions. Living in a community also requires that we treat each other kindly and support each other through difficult times and issues.

I am so thankful to live in a community where my family and I have been supported through difficult times. Our blended family (my wife is "home-grown" and I’m a "transplant") have been lifted when needed and have been privileged to help others in our community. We certainly have benefited from living in South Ogden and hope everyone can share in the same sense of community.

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P O L I C E     D E P T.

Internet Safety Class: The Police Department in conjunction with the IT Department will be teaching an Electronic Communication and Internet Safety class on November 19, 2014 at 6:00 pm. The class will cover telephone apps that people use for social communication as well as to victimize or exploit minors. We will also look at best practices: for securing your home computer, identifying spam emails, and ways to monitor / protect your children online, and much more.

F I R E     D E P T.

Smoke Alarms: Is your smoke alarm still working? A smoke alarm with a dead or missing battery is the same as having no smoke alarm at all. A smoke alarm only works when it is properly installed and regularly tested. Take care of your smoke alarms according to manufacturer’s instructions. Below are some general maintenance tips.•Test the alarm monthly.  •Replace the batteries at least once every year. •Replace the entire smoke alarm every 10 years. What do you do if your smoke alarm sounds while cooking? Never take the battery out of your smoke alarm while cooking. If a smoke alarm sounds while you’re cooking or taking a shower with lots of steam, do not remove the battery. You should: •Open a window or door and press the "hush" button. •Wave a towel at the alarm to clear the air. •Move the entire alarm several feet away from the kitchen or bathroom. Disabling a smoke alarm or removing the battery can be a deadly mistake.

S P E C I A L   E V E N T S

Veteran’s Memorial: We would like to invite the community to join us in honoring the new additions to our Veteran’s Memorial for 2014 at our Veteran’s Memorial Ceremony on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 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 12 from 6-8pm. Santa and the Mayor will magically light the City’s Christmas Tree and community members in attendance will enjoy warm chicken noodle soup, hot chocolate, cookies, bonfires, prize give-aways, a Christmas card station and entertainment from local performers. Pictures with Santa with 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!

Annual Subaru Share the Love Pet Adoption: Young Subaru has teamed up with South Ogden City for the 3rd year in a row to bring the "Share the Love" Pet Adoption to our community. The event will take place at Young Subaru, where 50 plus dogs and cats will be ready to find their new homes for the holidays and forever! In addition, Young Subaru will be conducting a community giving project, donating nearly $10,000 to a local organization in our community! Santa will be there with a special gift for you and your new pet! Help us get the word out about this event by "liking" us on Facebook and following us on Twitter and Instagram. We will be posting updates about this event as they come! In the meantime, SHARE THE LOVE by sharing this information with your family and friends. See you at the adoption!

A N I M A L    S E R V I C E S

Homes Needed for One Month! South Ogden Animal Services is looking for special help in the month of November for families who are willing to foster an animal for the month. South Ogden Animal Services has teamed up with Young Subaru once again to bring the "Share the Love" Pet Adoption to our community in December. In order to prepare for this event, we need to begin bringing in homeless dogs and cats from the surrounding areas who need a place to stay before they can be adopted at this event.

 Becoming a foster home for one of these animals is easy and virtually costs nothing! The City provides fosters with medical coverage, food and other needed items to care for the needs of the animals. South Ogden City has a great animal adoption program, with nearly 700 lives saved so far this year! We help other high-kill shelters by transferring in their adoptable dogs and cats and then placing them in local foster homes until they can be spayed or neutered and taken to our weekly adoption events or events such as the "Share the Love" Pet Adoption with Young Subaru. We are in urgent need of more foster homes for the dogs and cats to stay in temporarily until they can be placed in new homes. If you could provide care in your home for a homeless dog or cat for a short time and want to get involved in this life-saving effort, please apply at the police department between 8am-5pm, Monday through Friday or contact Karen Disney with questions. Email kdisney@southogdencity.com or call 801-622-2700.

R E C R E A T I O N

Competitive Basketball: South Ogden City will be holding registration for boys and girl’s competitive basketball leagues grades 4th-9th Nov. 10-through Dec. 7, 2014. Cost is $350.00 a team and includes 8 games and a single elimination tournament. Please call 801-622-2950 to get more information. League play will begin the week of Jan. 5, 2015. Register online at southogdencity.com.

Adult Dodge Ball: South Ogden City Recreation will be holding registration for our adult co-ed and women’s dodge ball leagues. Registration will run Nov. 10-Dec. 7, 2014. Cost is $350.00 a team and includes 8 games and a single elimination tournament Please call 801-622-2950 for more information. League play will begin the week of Jan. 5, 2015. Registration can be done online at southogdencity.com.

Adult Volleyball: South Ogden City Recreation will be holding registration for our adult co-ed and women’s volleyball leagues. Registration will run Nov. 10-Dec. 7, 2014. Cost is $225.00 a team and includes 8 games and a single elimination tournament Please call 801-622-2950 for more information. League play will begin the week of Jan. 5, 2015. Register online at southogdencity.com.

Men’s Basketball: South Ogden City Recreation will be holding registration for our adult men’s basketball league. Registration will run Nov. 10-Dec. 7, 2014. Cost is $400.00 a team and includes 8 games and a single elimination tournament Please call 801-622-2950 for more information. League play will begin the week of Jan. 5, 2015. Registration can be done online at southogdencity.com.

Women’s Basketball: South Ogden City Recreation will be holding registration for our adult women’s basketball league. Registration will run Nov. 10-Dec. 7, 2014. Cost is $350.00 a team and includes 8 games and a single elimination tournament Please call 801-622-2950 for more information. League play will begin the week of Jan. 5, 2015. Registration can be done online at southogdencity.com.

Boys Basketball: South Ogden City registration for boy’s grades 3-9 will run through Nov. 16, 2014. Cost is $45.00 for residents and $50.00 for non-residents. Cost does not include a jersey. If your child needs a jersey there is an additional fee of $12.00. Please call 801-622-2950 to get more information. League play is tentatively set to begin the week of Jan. 5, 2015. Registration can be done online at southogdencity.com.

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