Local govenment action\Layton
- Amended the city's zoning ordinance allowing non-commercial kennels in the R-S zone. Lots must be at least one acre, pens must be 100 feet from the nearest dwelling and no closer than 10 feet to the property line. Kennels are allowed under a conditional-use permit. The City Council vote was 3-1, with LeGrand Simmons voting against the change.
- Amended the city's zoning ordinance to allow travel trailer campgrounds under a conditional-use permit in certain commercial zones. The amendment was recommended by the Planning Commission.
- Approved a low bid of $33,000 to build a booster pump station on Church Street to improve the culinary water supply to east Layton. Engineer's estimate of the project cost was $38,000.
- Approved a lot split requested by the Jacobs family on Hill Field Road and gave preliminary approval to a subdivision being built under the city's hillside ordinance east of US 89 near Valley View Drive.
- Set a May 16 public hearing on an annexation request by residents west of Layton, spurred by their need for city water as their wells run dry.
- Approved the appointment of Lynn Hooper as a city ordinance officer, effective immediately. Hooper will spend 15 hours a month looking into city ordinance violations, mainly noise, unsightly weeds or garbage spills. Mayor Carl M. Johnson suggested that city residents become more familiar with the city's ordinances to avoid problems.
- Heard a report from the South Davis Sewer District on plans for a trunk line on lower 400 North. Also heard the district's plan to reuse processed sewer water for irrigation.
- Heard a report on the success of the March 30 annual Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored and organized by the city's Youth Council.
- Changed the date of the city's celebration to honor military personnel from June 1 to Saturday, May 11. Free tickets to the event will be printed, so the city can get an idea of the number who will attend. Woods Cross High musical and marching groups will provide much of the entertainment, and there will be free food. The date of the program was moved up to avoid conflicts with summer vacations and Memorial Day weekend and before high school band members have to turn in their rented instruments to the school.
- Authorized a $2,000 contribution to the Bountiful/Davis Arts Center, to come from next year's operating budget. This contribution, twice the usual amount, was approved because of increased involvement in the center by city residents.
- Heard a report from the South Davis Sewer District on creating its own in-house laboratory, to save money. The district is also looking into reusing sewer water for irrigation, which it believes will cost no more than Weber Basin secondary water.
- Heard a budget update by Alan T. Low for the budget year's first nine months. He said the city has been taking less solid waste to the landfill than usual and that the city has a good tax revenue base.
North Salt Lake
- Approved the annexation of approximately 464 acres for a city golf course and a residential development. The golf course, to be open by 1993, would use about 170 of those acres, and construction may start by late spring. The city held a 45-minute public hearing on the annexation, attended by about 30 residents, who were mainly concerned about increased traffic in their nearby neighborhoods.
- Approved the appointment of Bill Wright as a member of the planning commission.
- Rejected a proposed city impact fee for new home construction by a 3-2 vote. The fee would have gone toward the construction of new city parks.
- Discussed trains blocking Center Street. The council stressed the seriousness of getting cooperation from the railroad and will send copies of all complaint letters and fines to the main railroad office in Omaha, Neb.
- Discussed a letter from UDOT for a beautification project on 1100 North Street. The city believes that a request for three city signs in the proposal is excessive and will discuss and vote on the project as its next city council meeting on April 16.
- Requested property owners in the Country Road/County Lane area complaining about drainage problems submit a formal request for action to the city.
- Approved an agreement to inform the Utah Department of Transportation of any construction or zoning changes in the US 89 right of way.
- Agreed to delay a decision on siting for the new city municipal building for 30 days to allow input from a citizens group, Citizens for a Stronger Fruit Heights.
- Approved installation of a power pole by UP&L in Nichols Park.
- Tabled signing a contract for recycling until April 16.
- Scheduled consideration of an ordinance banning alcohol consumption in Nichols park for May 2.
- Scheduled the city's annual beautification and celebration day for Aug. 26.
- Scheduled a joint Council-Planning Commission meeting on revising the subdivision-development standards ordinance for April 30.
Davis County Commission
- Approved the sale of a strip of county property to adjacent landowner Kevin Gobel on Cherry Lane in Layton. The parcel is .05 acres, a 10-foot by 200-foot strip the county acquired through tax default. It sold for $275.