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Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Most of the activities hosted by funeral homes serve as a gentle reminder that Memorial Day started out as an effort to decorate graves of soldiers who died during the Civil War. The day has evolved, however, into one where all graves are decorated.
But the military association is still clear.
Activities scheduled in the Top of Utah include:
* 8:30 a.m., Myers Mortuary Evergreen Memorial Park, 100 Monroe Blvd., Ogden: Volunteers begin putting out 3,500 American Flags.
* 4 p.m., Evergreen Memorial Park: Boy Scout project to clean all grave markers.
* 5:30 p.m., Leavitt's Aultorest Memorial Park, 838 36th St., Ogden: Flag retirement ceremony by VFW Post 1481. The public is invited to bring old, worn or dirty flags for proper disposal, or they can be left at the cemetery ahead of time.
* All day: VFW Post 1481 is selling poppies at the Hill Air Force Base air show and at Wangsgards Market, 120 N. Washington Blvd., Ogden.
* 7:45 a.m., Leavitt's Aultorest Memorial Park, 838 36th St., Ogden: VFW Post 1481 places more than 1,200 flags on graves of veterans.
* All day: VFW Post 1481 selling poppies at the Hill Air Force Base air show.
* 5:30 p.m., Myers Mortuary Evergreen Memorial Park sunset service. Performance by Vocalocity, an a cappella group, the Galloway Highland Bagpipe Band. VFW Post 1481 will perform military honors.
* 5:30 p.m., Lindquist Funeral Homes Memorial Park in Layton, 1867 Fairfield Road: Flag ceremony, Wasatch and District Pipe Band. Speaker is U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch.
Monday, Memorial Day:
* 5:29 a.m., Leavitt's Aultorest Memorial Park: VFW 1481 members hold a sunrise observance the grave site of Cpl. Fred J. Grant, namesake of the Ogden VFW Post.
* 7 a.m., American Legion Post 9 Baker-Merrill arrive at Ogden City Cemetery to place flags on the graves of the veterans buried there.
* 9 a.m., Tremonton Riverview Cemetery, 200 E. 1200 South: Flag ceremony and memorial for veterans of all wars by American Legion Posts 10 and 65 and VFW Post 1695.
* 9 a.m., Deweyville City Cemetery, Highway 38, Deweyville: Flag ceremony and memorial services.
* 9 a.m., Riverdale: Flag ceremony and wreath placing at civic center, Veterans Memorial, 4600 S. Weber River Drive.
* 10 a.m., Ogden City Cemetery: American Legion Post 9 Baker-Merrill ceremony at the World War I monument, followed by observance at the Ogden River to honor Naval vets.
* 10 a.m., Leavitt's Aultorest Memorial Park: Memorial Services and Fallen Soldier Ceremony.
* 10 a.m., Kaysville City Cemetery: Memorial Day program featuring the Davis High School drum line, American Legion Post 27 flag ceremony, and speaker LaMar Buckner.
* 11 a.m., Leavitt's Aultorest Memorial Park: Disabled American Veterans ceremony.
* 11 a.m., Brigham City Cemetery, 425 S. 500 East, Brigham City: Flags placed on graves of all veterans. Program by Brigham City Symphonic Choir, taps and a rifle volley, followed by a balloon release.
* Noon, Lindquist Washington Heights Memorial Park, 4500 S. Washington Blvd., South Ogden: Flag ceremony by Troop 461, Boy Scouts of America, performance by Wasatch and District Pipe Band. Guest speaker is Beau Hunt.
* 2 p.m., Lindquist Memorial Gardens of the Wasatch, 1718 Combe Road, South Ogden: Flag Ceremony by Troop 461, Boy Scouts of Amrica, performance by Wasatch and District Pipe Band. Guest speaker is Terry Schow, executive director of the Utah Department of Veterans Affair
Monday, May 14, 2012
RIVERDALE — Who has the authority to set speed limits in Riverdale? After years of debate, the Riverdale City Council passed an amended code specifying that the responsibility rests with city staff rather than the city council.
“Traffic regulations are a matter of documented technical expertise and not public opinion or politics,” Councilman Mike Staten said in an email. “I think it is not the proper place for a political body to presume to know more than a trained experienced professional.”
The council passed the amendment unanimously.
In 2010, city staff administratively increased the speed limit from 25 to 30 mph on 700 West, based on traffic studies, expert recommendation and the request of residents.
It lasted only a few weeks until council members wondered why the change was made without their knowledge. The council changed the speed limit back to 25 mph.
In 2011, the council discussed the issue again, considering increasing speed limits on 700 West as well as north and southbound traffic on Parker Drive.
Councilman Norm Searle commented on the need to eliminate tailgating on Parker Drive.
“There are prescribed methods for setting speed limits and experts should apply these methods with consistency and uniformity based on the classification of the street and design characteristics of the street,” Staten said. “Failing to follow generally accepted practices opens the city up to criticism if not liability.”
Although professionals know best how to set speed limits, residents bring their concerns to their council representative first, Councilman Don Hunt said.
In order to handle such inquiries, Hunt asked that staff keep the council informed when they make any changes to city streets.
“That’s common courtesy, so you are not blindsided by the public,” Mayor Bruce Burrows said.
“Let us (city staff) take the responsibility for doing it right,” City Administrator Larry Hansen said. “We are willing to take this responsibility.”
Monday, May 7, 2012
S.B. 42, passed by the 2012 Utah State Legislature and signed by the Governor, imposes a 3-month statute of limitations within which the mortgage lender must file a lawsuit to collect a remaining balance after the closing of a short sale. The 3-month period begins with the recording date of the reconveyance (the release) of the lender’s trust deed. The objective of the bill is to encourage borrowers to engage in short sale negotiations with some comfort in knowing that the limited 3-month statute of limitation would apply to a lawsuit to collect the remaining balance rather than the 6-year statute of limitations applicable generally to all written contractual obligations. The legislation recognizes also that often a short sale agreement between a lender and a borrower will include a written payment plan for some or all of the remaining loan balance. The 3-month statute of limitation does not apply to such an agreement. Finally, the 3-month statute of limitation does not apply if the borrower engaged in fraud in connection with the short sale. The legislation will be found at Utah Code Section 78B-2-313.
Kevin Glade, Utah Commercial, a Ray Quinney and Nebeker publication