Local Government action\Davis County Commission

In its meeting Monday, April 1, the Davis County Commission:

- Referred a request for a tax abatement from the Oaks at Mutton Hollow Homeowners Association to staff for further study. The county has been charging the association property taxes on its streets; the taxes totaling $6,635 haven't been paid and the property is scheduled for sale at the county's May delinquent tax auction.

- Approved a quitclaim deed for sewer facilities on property the county is developing at Davis Boulevard and 3600 South in Bountiful.

- Approved applications for state Emergency Medical Services grants by the county sheriff's department.

- Approved grant applications by the county's Human Services department for job training programs.

Davis County Health Board

At its meeting Tuesday, April 2, the Davis County Health Board:

- Heard a report on how action in the last session of the state Legislature may affect future health department activities and agreed to meet in the fall with area legislators to preview upcoming issues in the Legislature.

- Heard a report on air pollution and smokestack emissions from the county's garbage-burning plant in Layton from environmental division director Rich Harvey. The plant, he assured the board, is not being allowed to operate and harm the health of county residents.

- Discussed a stalled proposal to establish a method by which the board can annually evaluate the performance of the county health department's director.

- Reviewed the department's current and ongoing contracts for services with the state health department.

Kaysville City Council

In its meeting on Tuesday, April 2, the Kaysville City Council:

- Approved an agreement with Haights Creek Irrigation District to supply irrigation water to remaining areas of the city.

- Tabled a request by a parents group to vacate a portion of 300 South adjacent to Davis High School to open up space for expanding the school's auditorium. Legal and public safety issues raised by the request are still being studied.

- Approved vacating an irrigation water easement through lots in Eastridge Subdivision, providing the property owners relocate the line in a new easement at their own expense.

- Approved an agreement with Union Pacific Railroad for the boring of a shaft under the tracks east of I-15 for construction of a 30-inch pipeline to carry irrigation water to west Kaysville.

- Approved a contract with Chen Northern Engineering for materials testing and engineering management on the city's new operations center.