Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Powder Mountain Update: Town Government Appointments Set for This Morning's Commission Calender

Commission hearing convenes this morning at 10:00 a.m.

The Standard-Examiner carries a reminder of the morning's Weber County Commission meeting, during which the Commission is likely to appoint a mayor and town council for "Powderville," Utah's newest town:

OGDEN — The proposed list of candidates for Powder Mountain’s mayor and city council is up for review today at the Weber County Commission meeting.
Powder Mountain representatives were told at the Aug. 5 meeting to come back in two weeks with more names for consideration and the commission would also compile a list to provide more selection.
The county commission meets at 10 a.m. in the commission chambers of the Weber Center, 2380 Washington Blvd.
Ogden Valley Forum has further information here, (including a tantalizing heads-up on a planning commission appointment which also shares this morning's Commission agenda.)

Will the Commission appoint a town government which reflects a cross-section of the citizens who've been dragged kicking and screaming into town incorporation, or will the Commission mimic the cowardly posture of the 2007 legislature, and throw scores of Powervillians under the heel of the corporo-fascist, greed-head developer jackboot?

We'll soon find out.

We're planning to have one of our own reporters in attendance; and if all goes according to plan, we'll post a full report early this afternoon.


Danny said...

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ozboy said...

So Rudi

What's this about Kristen Moulton scooping the WCF on this important local issue?

The Tribune reports the following:

WEBER COUNTY refuses to approve Powder Mountain's mayor, council picks

By Kristen Moulton
The Salt Lake Tribune
Article Last Updated: 08/19/2008 12:21:44 PM MDT

Posted: 12:20 PM- OGDEN -- The standoff over who will be the mayor and council members in the new town at Powder Mountain resort continues.
The Weber County Commission this morning refused to pick six names from a new slate of 11 proposed by the owners of Powder Mountain. The refusal comes following the commission's reluctant decision two weeks ago to accept, under a now-superceded 2007 law, Powder Mountain's petition to create a new town.
Commissioner Ken Bischoff said he was offended that three couples are among the 11 people Powder Mountain has approved to be the new town's leaders.
"We are certainly not going to appoint two people in the same family," he said.
The commission interviewed nearly two dozen residents of the area and had provided Powder Mountain a list of 18 residents - including Powder's initial six - whom it considered qualified, said Commission Chairwoman Jan Zogmaister.
She unsuccessfully pressed Powder representatives to say why they rejected those the commission added to the list.
"You have a grandfather, a granddaughter. a grandson and the wife of a grandson," she said. "To be a little facetious, you could have a family reunion and almost have a quorum."
Residents who don't want to be part of the new town praised the commission.
"It took some courage," said Darla Longhurst VanZeben.
Said Jim Halay, "The commission has a conscience, and their conscience won't allow them to do this."
But Powder Mountain spokeswoman Maura Carabello said the commission engaged in "public posturing" and "publicly sandbagged" the resort.
The commission's list also had couples, and the commission has not said why the 11 proposed by Powder Mountain are not acceptable, she said.
Powder Mountain will decide soon whether to sue the commission or sit down and talk some more," she said.
"Our goal has always been to work things out."
The commission's own attorney, Dave Wilson, said most attorneys he has consulted believe the 2007 law gives the town petitioners - Powder Mountain - the right to approve the list of candidates for council and mayor.

RudiZink said...

Scooped? Maybe you should teach you browser to read new WCF updates.

Here's my article on the subject.

I beat Kristen's posting by a little under an hour.

Not that it really matters much.

dan s. said...

Rudi, it says your new article was posted at 12:07, but I'm sure I hit my refresh button a dozen times between then and when it finally appeared. Any idea what's up?

Thanks, in any case. Must've been a remarkable meeting and I'm sorry I missed it.

Flat Top said...

Isn't is amazing that all through this saga, Jamie Lythgoe has claimed there is nothing in this development for me or my family. I wonder why all the Cobabe family members through marriage or otherwise are all over this deal. Could it be that they have some financial interest in the outcome? Nahhhh!

Jamie sold her soul for this deal and she knows it!

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