Agenda: Animal ordinance for R1 zones

Image: Smithfield City Council Agenda for January 9, 2013.

Individuals or two neighbors on R1 zoned land who wish to keep an animal on their property may soon be allowed to do. The Smithfield City Council will consider an animal ordinance at their council meeting tonight. In the ordinance, an animal (or a few animals) may be allowed if animal size and land requirements are met. Two neighbors may combine land to create enough space.

Agenda: Annexation request, pub discussion, budget hearing

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Budget amendment public hearing, annexation request, “’Bout Time Pub and Grub”, Youth Center structural study are a few of the items to be considered by the Smithfield City Council Wednesday evening. The regular city council meeting begins at 6 p.m. on December 12, 2012 at the Smithfield City Hall (96 S. Main, Smithfield, Utah).

Event: Night of Giving tickets going fast

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Hurry and get your tickets to the Greater Smithfield Chamber’s Night of Giving. Only 30 tickets are left for Saturday’s annual benefit dinner and auction. The Gallery Café and Café Sabor will be catering a prime rib dinner and chicken cordon blue. After dinner will be a Christmas tree and gift auction. Proceeds benefit families who need a boost this holiday season.

Great way to support Summit Elementary

Vote for Us! Earlier this year, Summit Elementary was nominated for a Power a Bright Future grant from The Clorox Company in hopes of securing up to $50,000 in funding for portable iPad labs. UPDATE: Start date moved to November 19.

Smithfield residents say thanks to city with 150 + 3 birthday party October 15th

SMITHFIELD — Founded Oct. 10, 1859, Smithfield reached its sesquicentennial in 2009. However, there was no official commemoration for it that year. In the spirit of better late than never, the Smithfield Historical Society hosted a commemorative program last week with the theme “150 years of progress … +3.” The event resembled a belated birthday party, complete with cake, balloons and an enthusiastic happy-birthday song.

North Logan Library offers free programs for everyone

NORTH LOGAN–Jaylene Blair, head librarian at the North Logan City Library, wants everyone to know: Library classes and activities are free and available to everyone. Whether or not you are a North Logan resident, whether or not you possess a library card, the library’s facilities are open and available to the entirety of Cache Valley.

Richmond P&Z members learn basics of making land-use decisions

RICHMOND—Chosen for their ability to lead, the men and women that make up community officials are always aiming to improve. Commission members at a recent Planning and Zoning meeting were focused on just that. With several people new to commissioner positions, training meetings are being held to help them understand their roles.

Smithfield kids pass smoke test at Summit school Safety Fair

SMITHFIELD—Young children drop to their hands and knees and begin to crawl toward exits at the sound of a blaring smoke alarm. Commands to “stay down low” are broadcast above the noise as artificial smoke swirls through the room clouding vision and impeding breathing. Finally a back door is opened and the students from Summit Elementary rush out of the Utah State Fire Marshal’s Life Safety House and back into fresh air.

Agenda: Annexation public hearing, rezone property, final subdivision plats

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A property rezone at 750 W 100 N from 2-acre to 1-acre residential agricultural; a public hearing for annexing over 160 acres near Hillside Drive and Birch Canyon; the final plat for phase five of the Smithfield Ridges PUD; and the final plat for Monte Vista subdivision at 600 S 100 W are a few of the items to be considered by the Smithfield City Council this Wednesday evening. UPDATE: Rezone request removed from agenda.

Former Sky View drill team adviser accused of embezzlement

“After a lengthy audit of Sky View High School’s financial records and an intensive investigation by the Cache County Sheriff’s Office, a former drill team adviser has been charged with theft and forgery. According to court documents, Jackie Lynn Hansen, formerly Jackie Johnson, is accused of embezzling nearly $14,000 in 3 1/2 years.”

Announcement: Ice skating lessons scholarship

The George S. Eccles Ice Center is now accepting applications for the Sheri Becker Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship (one Learn to Skate session) is open to applicants ages 5 to 16 who meet all scholarship requirements and who wish to learn how to ice skate or improve their skating skills.

Agenda: Public hearing for rezoning request

The Smithfield City Council meets Wednesday evening to consider: public hearing to rezone land at 700 West 100 North from 2-acre to 1-acre residential agricultural, final plat for Monte Vista subdivision, bond extension for Villas at Smithfield Ridges, contract for chlorination building, and a public hearing over officials salaries. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at the Smithfield City Hall (96 S Main Street, Smithfield, Utah). [UPDATED: 7 Aug 2012]

Mosquito fogging to begins Tuesday

Cache County — A new mosquito season has begun. Cache Mosquito Abatement District (CMAD) workers are checking areas of standing water for mosquito larvae and are finding high numbers present. Larvacide is being applied to attack the mosquitoes before they become airborne.

Event: 97th Annual Black and White Days

Richmond, Utah — The 97th Black & White Days is underway in Richmond. The longest running Holstein cattle show west of the Mississippi is the nucleus of this annual celebration in northern Utah. Additional community events occur Friday evening and throughout the day on Saturday.

Sign up for 6th Annual Charity Golf Tournament

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Sign up now for the 6th annual Charity Golf Tournament sponsored by the Greater Smithfield Chamber of Commerce. Play at the wonderful Birch Creek Golf Course and give to the community. This year the proceeds will benefit Summit Elementary’s portable computer lab. The cost is only $350 for a team of four including 18 holes, cart and even breakfast.

Event: Easter Egg hunt this Saturday at Mack Park

Over 1200 plastic eggs filled with candy and prizes will be ready this Saturday for the stampede of children at the annual Greater Smithfield Chamber of Commerce Easter Egg Hunt. The hunt begins at Mack Park at 9 AM so be there a little early and be patient. Past Easter Egg hunts have been a big hit and everyone had a great time. See you Saturday!

Journalism teacher writing young adult novel using ‘novel’ process

Image: Cover for Once Upon a Fjord by Marty Reeder

Marty Reeder has been teaching his students the art of writing for years. Reading and writing is his passion day in and day out. He is always encouraging all Sky View students to read and find their passion for literature, and he is consistently showing them by example. Mr. Reeder is infamous for always having a book just an arm’s length away.

Agenda: Final plan for Smithfield Ridges PUD

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The Smithfield City council will hold their regular meeting tomorrow to consider: a proclamation declaring April as Child Abuse Prevention Month, final plan approval for Smithfield Ridges Planned Unit Development, amending animal control regulations to “reflect increase impound time requirement”.