Ogden City Council Meeting | October 22, 2019
Updated: Oct 31, 2019
7:54 First item on the list is the Recognition of Native American Heritage Month in
November 2019 was read by Council member White by honoring their legacy and rich history.
Motion was made by council members White and Lopez to approve joint proclamation, PASSES.
12:16 Expressed appreciation for Weber State University on their 14th Annual Native
American Symposium. Some members of the Weber State American Indian Council expressed
their gratitude for the Ogden City Council recognition.
15:00 After the 14th annual Native American Symposium on the 4th there will be a native
language workshop geared towards Navajo. There are roughly 183 Native American students at
20:26 Reports from planning commission: There is a consideration of a rezone for 1752 and
1754 pacific avenue which was brought up via petition. The rezoning considers moving from M-
1 (Limited Manufacturing) to R-1-5 (Single-family Residential).
22:28 Proposal: It would demolish existing home parcel and rebuild a new SFD on the
Property and integrate with surrounding SFD development. Request is to make a change and
rezone to build new single home family lots of 5,000 square foot lots, 50-foot frontage with a
possibility of 5 lots.
24:12 The zoning would follow property lines and single-family dwellings surround property
North, South and East. Its consistent with the community plan and the Gibson Community is
supporting the rezoning. For approval it needs a 6-0 vote. Motion entertained by White and
Blair to adopt ordinance, PASSES.
28:14 Cannabis has had modifications to Medical Cannabis Act. The state spoke about
Cannabis Production Establishment and Medical Cannabis Pharmacy. The Cities responsibilities
is to define manufacturing zones that allow production. There also needs to be regulations to
permit Medical Marijuana in all commercial and manufacturing zones with the exclusion of the
residential and community location buffer areas.
32:04 Some of the production establishments included the size limits of 100,000 square feet
indoors and 4 acres outdoors. There is to be 5-8 but no more than 25 permits issued state wide
for Cultivation facility. The state can give 20% leeway of distance restrictions.
33:05 2 zones that are not to be considered for commercial and manufacturing zones are
Primary residential and Community locations. Its limited to the west side of Ogden in New gate
area and 2 th in Wall Street for pharmacy options.
43:54 Proposal is recommending a 7-0 approval as proposed by staff. Motion my Blair and
White to adopt ordinance, PASSES. Public comments added some concern in the zoning being a
minorities area and would like some consideration in white prominent zones.
53:05 Judge Court Recertification; Judge Clay Stucki wanted to talk about what they want to
accomplish at the Justice court. Stucki truly believes in bettering defendants, so they don’t
return to the court house, Stucki adds they have procedural fairness.
1:01:39 He wants people to be heard have problems solved so they are not repeated in the
future. Stucki invites council members to sit in a court meeting to get a feel of what the Justice
Court is doing for the citizens and how they remain fair within their power.
1:12:29 Stucki asks to schedule a work meeting with the council to address concerns about the
court. Council member Lopez agreed with Stucki and wanted to take him up on work sessions
to talk about justice courts.
1:19:44 Weber Housing authority wants to adopt a resolution for lots that are partnered with
Weber State University that were purchased by entering into a loan agreement in 2015
authorizing the major. The intent is to develop new housing that affordable to low- and
1:34:19 Motion made by Stephens and Lopez, but White said no because she felt its being
pushed to get houses built and her concern is that they don’t get built. White felt the same for
entering a Memorandum agreement with Weber housing authority for partnership with Weber
State University for development of housing in Quincy ave. Motion made by Hyer and Blair and
denied by White for the same reasons of lack of information and the questions she still has
about pushing the houses to get built.
Closing comments by council members.