Local government action\ City council action this week:Clearfield

- Set an 8:30 a.m. groundbreaking on Saturday, April 27, for the beautification project on 650 North between I-15 and Main Street.

- Voted 3-1 to support Utah's bid for the 1998 Winter Olympics, authorizing the city to send 100 pages of letterhead to the Salt Lake City Bid Committee for the Olympic Winter Games, which will forward letters of support to the International Olympic Committee. Councilman Ivan Anderson voted against Clearfield's endorsement of the Olympic bid.


- Drafted and passed a resolution honoring the city staff for the excellent service the staff members give to the community. The staff is led by Gary Uresk, city manager.


- Agreed on penalties for city residents who violate the two-day outdoor watering plan. First-time offenders will receive a warning; second-time offenders will be fined $100; additional offenses could result in a Class B misdemeanor or up to a fine of $1,000.

- Accepted a petition for annexation to the city from 39 Davis County residents and the North Davis Sewer District as invalid. The group of county residents had voted 26-12 to withdraw their petition on April 2 after deciding to hook up with the Hooper Water Improvement District, instead of Syracuse City water.

- Agreed to send a letter to Davis County with the intent of withdrawing their contracted fire protection from the unincorporated area west of the city unless a hold harmless agreement is provided within 90 days. The city is concerned about the legalities of providing fire protection to an area that will soon be served by the Hooper Water Improvement District.

- Named Mayor DeLore Thurgood as the city's delegate to the upcoming annual League of Cities and Towns Convention, to be held at St. George.

- Appointed a special committee to organize the city's annual June celebration.

West Point

- Approved by a 4-0 vote to let a 1981 City Council decision stand that allows five city households to waive a $300 sewer development fee. The residents, now using septic tanks, have agreed to connect to a nearby HUD sewer line by June 1. The West Point City Council had agreed to waive the $300 fee for the residents a decade ago because the HUD sewer line was a special case. Residents have not yet hooked up to the sewer line because of a lack of direction and enforcement from the city and county.

- Tabled a discussion on hunting regulations in the city, pending input and/or a visit by a representative from the state department of wildlife. The city is concerned over pheasant and dove hunting near two main subdivisions in the city limits.

- Approved Glen Wade as a new member of the city's Planning Commission. An alternate member of the committee now, Wade replaces Bryce Garner who recently resigned because of time conflicts. The approval is pending upon Wade's acceptance. Jay Cook is the city's second choice, should Wade decline the nomination.

- Voted to officially adopt the Utah Building Code, the Utah Plumbing Code, the Utah Mechanical Code and the Utah Electrical Code as city policy and procedure. The only exception are the suggested inspection fees contained in the code books.

- Voted to renew a contract with Lynn A. Criddle to rent his four acres of property again during the 1992 year. At a cost of $75 per acre, the ground is currently used as an undeveloped park property for the city.

- Appointed Marilyn Cook, Linda Wilson and Sally Garner as members of a party committee for the city's Fourth of July celebration.

- Discussed an update on the West Valley Highway, still a long-range plan by UDOT. The proposed highway would travel down Bluff Road and pass through West Point on about 3500 West.

- Discussed acquisition of an auxiliary electric power generator for the city through the state surplus property department. The city can obtain an inexpensive unit, if it keeps in close contact with the surplus department and is ready to buy when a good deal comes along.

- Approved the expenditure of $400 for paint to mark youth soccer fields in the city. About 300 youth play organized soccer in the city, but using grass killer or other strong chemicals to mark the field was not recommended because the the grass doesn't grow back well. Paint was agreed upon as a good, temporary way to mark the fields.