Pleasant View City January News

Monday, January 8, 2018 - 12:00pm
Dawn Scothern / newsletters

Pleasant View Youth City Council members love to work with the children in the community. This last month, for a service project and fundraiser, they had Santa come to visit with one of his reindeer, Nanook, to talk to the children and to get their picture taken. As the youth waited in line to talk with Santa, they got to make wreaths, decorate foam Christmas trees and do a spin to win game with the Youth City Council members. This was a big hit with the kids and their parents.

Weber High School’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) and DECA Clubs, in partnership with local businesses, have donated Buddy Benches for Lomond View, Majestic, Bates, North Ogden, Pioneer, and Valley Elementary schools. As a service project, they have partnered with local businesses to bring Buddy Benches to all of the elementary schools that feed into Weber High. Grant Knight had already approached citizens in our community, and was able to provide two benches for Green Acres Elementary School as his Eagle Scout project. The Buddy Bench is a special bench installed in elementary school playgrounds that are designed to help students learn how to include one another at recess. If a student is lonely or needs a friend to play with, he or she can sit on the Buddy Bench. This is a signal for the other children on the playground to come and invite them to play. The Buddy Bench teaches inclusion, social skills, builds character, and promotes friendship. What a wonderful idea!  All schools should have these Buddy Benches.

We have a message from the new Mayor, Leonard Call, “I wish to express my gratitude for all that chose to participate in the election process this past year.   As I campaigned, I found that there was a great interest in what has been happening in Pleasant View in the past few years.  While some expressed concern over various issues, the overall feeling from almost everyone I talked with is that Pleasant View is a great place to live, raise a family, retire to, or visit.  I look forward to following in the footsteps of others that have worked so hard to make Pleasant View so great.  The past election showed an increase in participation attributed mainly to the ability to vote by mail.  It is encouraging that so many more of our citizens were able to be directly involved from the convenience of their own homes.  It is an awesome responsibility that we have been granted by the founders of this great nation to choose our leaders through an open and fair election process and I hope that even more will choose to let their voices be heard in future elections. I appreciate the many men and women who have put their “hats in the ring” to run for elected positions, those who have volunteered for various boards and have contributed to shaping our general plan, many others that have helped with Founders’ Day or have been involved in our recreation programs.  It is this spirit of involvement that allows a city to stay vibrant and a place to cherish. I want to assure you that I have been able to hit the ground running as your new mayor. The staff, City Council, and especially Mayor Mileski have been very helpful and informative in getting me involved in the current issues and projects that are happening in our City right now.  Lastly, I would like to take this opportunity to thank Scott Boehme for his many years of service on the City Council and to Toby Mileski for his service as our mayor and for his willingness to make this transition work so smoothly.  Both of these men have proven to be consummate professionals and have represented us in a manner that they, and we, can be proud of. I look forward to serving you as your new mayor.”  --Leonard Call

Brady Briskey is Weber High School STANDOUT student. For Brady Briskey, wrestling isn’t just a sport – it’s a family thing. For two generations, the Briskey name has been connected to wrestling. “Because it’s a family thing,” Brady, senior at Weber High, says, “it makes me want to accomplish the things that my grandpa, dad, and uncle (did or did not) accomplish.” In fact, Brady took home the state title in 2017. A year later, Briskey wants to continue to get better, repeat as champ; and, rightly so, he works very hard at accomplishing his goals with wrestling and everything he sets his mind to.

The Students of the month are: Emmry Young from Maria Montessori Academy; Spencer Givens from Weber High School; and April Juarez from Orion Junior High School