Wednesday, August 24, 2011

North Ogden OKs public works complex

Residents in North Ogden will be getting a $7 million complex when and if all pending litigation is finalized. The city council voted 3-2 to approve the first of four options for the much-debated complex. This option would complete the entire project, including at least six buildings and utility bays.

The council also voted 3-2 to reset the bond parameters at not to exceed $7 million. The previous amount was set at a not-to-exceed $10 million parameter, which spurred nearly 3,000 residents to sign a petition asking the city to put the issue on the ballot. Now, the city must wait to proceed, while the lawsuit regarding the petition is still to be looked at in 2nd District Court. Another lawsuit filed against the city is also pending. That process could take up to seven months. Ogden Standard-Examiner