Willard City/ South Willard October News

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 12:45pm
Dawn Scothern / newsletters

Willard City / South Willard October News


Jennifer Johnson has volunteered to organize the Willard Community Halloween Party (Trunk or Treat) this year.  The event will be held on Tuesday October 31st beginning at 6:00 p.m. This event is put on solely from donations of money and candy from the community. Donations can be dropped off at the Willard City Offices 80 W 50 S between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm Monday thru Friday and it is requested all donations be in by Friday, October 28, 2017.

The goal is to have 50 trunks this year!!! If you are interested in volunteering or sign up to have a trunk please contact the Willard City Offices 435-734-9881, Jen Johnson 435730-6434 or Savanna Hansen 435-730-2387 * No face masks please for adults or children.

Senator Mike Lee’s staff will be available in Willard at the City Offices on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 from 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM. They invite you to share your concerns and comments and offer help with federal agencies.

Attention: ALL Willard CERT Trained Personnel, Changes are constant – and so it is within the CERT program.   There are new emphasis features within the CERT program. CERT instruction and certification requirements have changed.  It is our hope to keep pace with these changes. Sue Anderson and her crew are continually upgrading and improving our current CERT Training certification procedures. We want to insure that our Willard CERT Team is the greatest and best in the Country. Because of these new procedures we will NOT be holding the regular CERT Basic Training classes this fall. The Basic CERT course will be taught, as usual, in the Spring 2018.  The Fall 2017 Training Class time will be used to provide REFRESHER CLASSES FOR PREVIOUSLY CERTIFIED CERT MEMBERS.  To maintain CERT CERTIFICATION – each CERT member is required to complete refresher classes annually.  We will provide these refresher classes during our normal fall training dates.  CERT members will have the option to pick and choose from the classes that are offered.

Burn permits are being given out if conditions allow.  NO BURN PERMITS WILL BE ISSUED UNLESS THE CLEARING INDEX IS ABOVE 500 for Airshed 4. Links to check the index are available at www.willardcity.com or by calling the Box Elder County Fire Marshal at 435-734-3345. The Division of Air Quality regulates this, not the County Fire Marshal.  If the Burn Index is not above 500 on the day you want to burn do not call for a burn permit. 

 Water – Water Meters – The snow season is coming upon us. As the snow flies please make sure our meters are accessible in case of an emergency. Temperatures are beginning to fall. Be sure to properly winterize sprinkling systems to avoid broken lines and costly leaks. Pay attention to the usage on your water bill. Get a good idea of what your average usage is and compare it from month to month!

 Sewer- Property owners are responsible for the sewer line from the home to the clean out at or near the property line. Make sure sewer cleanouts are cut off at ground level and capped or protected to avoid breaking them off and protecting them from debris which can block the line. 

 Streets – Please keep the city right of way clear of debris and remember to move trailers and vehicles well off the road.

Chief Loveland reminds residents once again to call dispatch 435-734-3800 Option 0 (or 911 if it is an emergency) to report thefts, request VIN verifications, or any other reason you need a police officer to respond. City office personnel do not have direct contact with the officers. 

Remember UEA/ Fall Break is next week October 19 & 20th. There will be no school on those days. Parent teacher conferences are happening this month watch for your day and time.

There are several activities happening at Willard BAy State park this month.

  • Fright Lights, Pumpkin Walk

    October 1 – October 31

    October is here! Join us if you dare at out Fright Lights, Pumpkin Walk. Located at our Nature Trail by Eagle Beach, and Cottonwood campground!

    • Fall Movie Night at Eagle Beach Pavilion. Hocus Pocus. Dress Warm and enjoy this classic film! begins at sunset 7:00 p.m. Park fees apply. $10.00 per vehicle or annual park passes. 

    • Halloween Movie Night at the Bay! Hotel Transylvania. 10/23/2017, at dusk (7:00 p.m.). Willard Bay North Marina Eagle Beach Group Use Pavilion. Be sure to check out our Fright Lights while you're out!

    • Halloween Movie Night at the Bay! Nightmare Before Christmas. 10/28/2017, at dusk (7:00 p.m.). Willard Bay North Marina Eagle Beach Group Use Pavilion.Don't forget our Trick ot Treat Hunt earlier that day! Be sure to check out our Fright Lights while you're out!

    • Eagle Beach. Come dressed in your best costumes and be ready to go on the hunt for Halloween eggs filled with toys and candy! Arrive early as the hunt starts at noon. See flyer for age participation. Normal park fees apply. Saturday, October 28 at 12 PM

    UpDATE from Box ELder News -

    Willard City temporarily halts new planned developments

    October 11, 2017  •  Nelson Phillips  •  Staff Writer

        In a special meeting held last Tuesday, the Willard City Council voted to impose a temporary moratorium on new planned developments within the city until current city codes are examined and updated.
        The moratorium went into effect on Wednesday, Oct. 4, and will remain in effect until withdrawn or April 1, 2018, whichever comes first.
        “As we’ve had developers trying to get approvals on their projects, we’ve discovered that there exists some verbiage in our ordinance that allows for density that’s not on the popular side of the planning commission or city council,” said Willard Mayor Ken Braegger. “We’ve had concerns that there are other planned developments that want to come here, and we didn’t want to have a continual issue with density.”
        Braegger stated that the concerns with the city’s ordinance were brought to light by a 333-unit planned development currently in process on the city’s southwest side, being proposed by developer Doug Young.

The Brigham City Senior Center offers many activities for individuals 60+. Check out their most current newsletter at http://brighamcity.utah.gov/senior-center

Bear River Health Department website at http://www.brhd.org for many special activities and for the services they offer. They are now offering flu shots!