North Ogden City Volume 05-05 May 2005 Page 1 NORTH OGDEN CITY CORP. 505 East 2600 North COMMUNITY SERVICES DEPARTMENT 782-7211 2685 North 550 East 737-0587 MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL Letters, Calls, and E-mails North Ogden City The Council Members and Mayor continue to welcome presents: your input and attendance at council meetings. Meetings are the 1st, 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month at 5:30 MOVIES IN THE PARK! p.m. Mon. June 6 Balto Mayor Lynn Muirbrook 782-5322 home June 13 Stuart Little email@example.com 940-1882 June 20 Shrek June 27 Shrek 2 Council Member Ronald Flamm 782-3411 firstname.lastname@example.org July 11 Road to El Dorado July 18 Andre Council Member Martha Harris 782-3068 July 25 Shakiest Gun in the West email@example.com Aug 1 Sponge Bob Council Member Richard Harris 782-5640 Aug 8 Babe firstname.lastname@example.org Aug 15 Shark Tales Aug 22 Racing Stripes Council Member Steven Huntsman 782-8108 email@example.com Time: Dusk (about 8:45 p.m.) Location: Barker Park Amphitheater Council Member Jed Musgrave 782-7712 (950 East Barker Parkway) firstname.lastname@example.org ** All family friendly movies ** Snack bar CITY ADMINISTRATOR ** Bring a blanket or folding chair Rich Nelson ** Rainouts will be re-scheduled for Fridays 737-2200 Questions??? Call North Ogden Community Services Dept. 737-0587 This month I am spotlighting Shelly Robison, Administrative NORTH VIEW SENIOR CENTER Assistant to the City’s Public 495 East 2600 North Works Director. Shelly has been 782-6211 with North Ogden City since the fall of 1997. She was hired as the Activities: Utility Billing Clerk but was soon crossed-trained to Magic Workout – Mon, Tues., Wed. & cover Accounts Payable, Building Inspection, Business Fridays – 8:45 a.m. Licensing, City Recorder, and Court Clerk. Three years Foot Clinic – 2nd & 3rd Wed - 10:00 a.m. ago Shelly transferred to the City’s Public Works Department as the Department Secretary/Administrative Thursday Night Entertainment: Assistant. Julie Moffet’s Ballet School May 5 LaVerd & Flora’s Dance Music May 12 Before joining North Ogden City’s staff, Shelly had 12 Vern Penrod & Company May 19 years of office management experience in the medical Bingo May 26 field. She is an Oregon native but now calls North Ogden Emily Rogers – Vocalist June 2 home. Shelly has been married for 18 years and she and her husband, Len have five children and one grandson. Westernaires Band Saturday, May 21 – 7 p.m. In her spare time Shelly travels with her two youngest Bingham’s Dance Instruction 5:45 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. children as they participate in clogging competitions. She and her husband also ride their motorcycles. Shelly Lunch 11:50 a.m. Mon. Tues. Wed. & Fridays provides exceptional service to our community. Dinner 5:00 p.m. Thursday Seniors over age of 60 - $2.00 Seniors under age of 60 - $4.50 North Ogden City Volume 05-05 May 2005 Page 2 PUBLIC WORKS The North Ogden Water Department has done its part to 322 Pleasant View Drive prevent backflow by installing backflow prevention 782-8111 devices at community facilities, such as parks, schools and city buildings. However, we can’t do it alone. We CROSS CONNECTIONS Can Be Deadly! need your help. Hoses are the most common type of cross connection and they can produce serious results. Here are The North Ogden Water Department is very proud of the some things you can do in your home to protect your drinking water it provides. Spring and well water is piped drinking water. to reservoirs where it is carefully treated with chlorine by trained and certified experts to be 1. If you don’t want to drink it, don’t connect your sure that it is safe for you to water system to it. drink. After treatment the water 2. Install hose bib vacuum breakers on outside faucets is then delivered to you through and laundry hookups. These small devices will the City’s distribution system. prevent a back-siphon. They are available at local plumbing supply stores. What is a CROSS 3. Create your own air gap. The faucets in your home CONNECTION? are built with an air gap to prevent water in your sink or tub from being siphoned into the drinking water A cross connection is a link between the drinking water system. An air gap is a vertical space (at least two supply and any pipes or fixtures that may contain polluted inches) filled with air between the end of the faucet water. You wouldn’t want to turn on your faucet and find or hose and the top of the sink or container. Never antifreeze or soapy water coming out, would you? A submerge a hose, water line or faucet. Always let the cross connection can be an open pathway for pollution to water run through an air space before it enters a enter the City’s drinking water system. Backflow is the container. term used by the North Ogden Water Department to 4. Use extreme care with your garden hose. Do not use describe how dirty water, chemicals and other your hose to flush your automobile radiator contaminants can enter the drinking water supply. (antifreeze is poisonous) or to clean out sewer traps Backflow means the liquid is going the wrong direction in and clogged drains. Do not use hose-connected the pipe and that means dirty water can get into the water sprayers or scrubbers. lines. 5. If you have a solar system, swimming pool, hot tub, darkroom, lawn What happens if polluted water gets into the drinking sprinkling system, water supply through a cross connection? Polluted evaporative cooler, water can spread diseases such as typhoid, polio, irrigation well (or use dysentery and hepatitis. Chemicals in the water system secondary water for can be poisonous. Some types of contaminants can cause irrigation), call the damage to the water distribution system, your plumbing North Ogden Water fixtures, and water piping. Department at 782-8111 to arrange for a trained How can backflow be prevented? The North Ogden operator to check your Water Department is doing a lot to make sure backflow system for cross-connections. doesn’t happen. Water pressure is kept as high as possible and, if at all possible, customers are notified Good, clean drinking water doesn’t just happen; it takes a when the water will be shut off, so they won’t be caught lot of work. The North Ogden Water Department is doing in the middle of a shower without any water. Backflow everything possible to keep your water safe while keeping can also be prevented by installing special kinds of valves costs down. Do not let all that work go to waste by in the water system that will not allow the water to flow allowing contaminants to enter your drinking water backwards. These special valves are called backflow system. prevention devices. Curb and Gutter Cleaning Can backflow really happen here? Yes. Toxic With the arrival of spring the Maintenance Department is antifreeze in a solar heating panel leaked into the water working hard to keep the curb and gutters free of debris; system at Platte Canyon High School near Bailey, however, it is a never-ending task. We ask for your Colorado in 1982. Six students were treated for possible patience and cooperation in this continuing effort. We illness. A similar incident occurred at the Denver Federal would also like to encourage each resident to sweep and Center in March 1985. Other cases of backflow have had bag the garbage from the section of curb and gutter in more serious results. Pesticides, propane, sewage, and front of their homes. Any help you can give us will be recycled car wash are among the contaminants that have greatly appreciated. If you bag the materials we will appeared in the drinking water supplies of other cities. gladly pick it up for disposal, just call 782-811.1 North Ogden City Volume 05-05 May 2005 Page 3 Hazardous Waste Disposal calls through. However, this polling exposes the phone to You may deposit any of the hazardous materials listed interception and cloning. below, at the Weber County Transfer Station located at • Review all bills: Report every erroneous call to your 867 W. Wilson Lane on the 3rd Saturday of each month service provider. There are two types of cloning: from April through September. There is no cost for this □ Outright theft of the phone’s ESN/MIN is most service. common. A bill will reflect hundreds, even thousands of bogus calls. Toxic chemicals Pesticides □ The other type of cloning is called tumbling, where Herbicides Cleaners, solvents a cloned phone uses a different ESN/MIN for each Poisons Antifreeze call. A bill might have only one bogus call this Pool chemicals Drain cleaners month, none next month, but three calls the month Hobby chemicals Auto degreasers, gasoline after that. The phone has still been cloned and Transmission fluid Any unknown chemicals fraud is occurring. 1 Parents, please be aware and warn your children that NORTH OGDEN POLICE DEPARTMENT conversations being transmitted through walkie-talkies, 515 E. 2600 N. radios or cell phones are not protected and can give away 629-8221 crucial and private information that could cause physical and/or financial harm to your family. Identity theft It’s hard to imagine that an inexpensive walkie-talkie continues to be a growing problem. Please be safe. radio (two-way radio) you buy at the store for about $20.00 could also be used to transmit your current NORTH VIEW FIRE DEPARTMENT location, home address, email address, personal 315 East 2550 North information and phone numbers to anyone out there who 782-8159 is listening. The phrase “one of the best methods of Preventing Scald Injuries advertisement is by word of mouth” is so true in this Did you know children under the age of five and older circumstance. With the adults have a higher risk for scald injuries than the rest of sophisticated satellite systems the population? In 2003 U.S. hospital emergency rooms and electronic devices out on treated an estimate 16,400 children under the age of five the market today, chances are for scalds, according to data compiled by the U.S. your conversation, as Consumer Product Safety Commission. Twenty-two innocently as you may intend percent of total emergency room scald patients were it to be, will not be private. younger than five years old. Their risk of scald injuries Your calls could very well was three to four times that of older children and adults. bleed or leak over to other listening devices and into the Senior citizens have a greater risk of death due to hot wrong ears. Be careful about what you say on a two-way. water scalding than do other adults and older children. Another potential problem is: Adults may not be aware of the danger hot liquid spills pose to children and Fraudulent Billing: senior citizens. It is also possible for thieves to intercept a cell phone According to the signal and clone the phone’s ID numbers (its electronic Burn Foundation, it Serial Number and Mobile Identification Number, or takes only a one ESN/MIN). The result is the equivalent of a stolen second exposure to calling card. Some simple countermeasures include: water at 156 • Limit “roaming”: Review which phones are degrees for a roaming enabled and limit these as much as practical. child/senior to Roaming usually defeats the use of Personal Identification suffer a third- Numbers (PINS). Cloners prefer roaming phones for this degree burn. Five reason and they target airport parking lots, airport access seconds of roads, and rural interstates. Roaming also makes it more exposure to water at 140-degrees or 15 seconds of difficult for some cellular carriers to use fraud-detection exposure to 133-degree water can also cause a third- programs to monitor an account and shut it down when degree burn on a child/senior. fraud is detected. • Turn the phone off: Cell phones poll the cellular How we can help base station with the strongest signal every few seconds. This is how the system knows which base station to route 1 www.cit.cornell.edu/cellphone/security.html. North Ogden City Volume 05-05 May 2005 Page 4 1. Cool a burn with cool water, the faster the better. NORTH SHORE 2. Lower the temperature of hot water heaters to a AQUATIC CENTER maximum of 120 degrees. (the new community pool) 3. Change behavior at home. Turn on the cold water Spaghetti Dinner first, and then add the hot water. & 4. Turn pot handles toward the back of the stove. Raffle, Auction and Entertainment 5. Establish a kid-free zone around the kitchen stove and keep infants and toddlers in safe areas of the Weber High School Cafeteria kitchen. Friday May 20, 2005 6. Put hot beverages down when holding a baby. Dinner from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. 7. Place hot beverages toward the center of the table Auction at 7:00 P.M. where young children can’t reach them. 8. Never heat a baby bottle in the microwave. Individual Plates @ $5.00 each The physical and emotional pain of a burn can last a Family (up to 6) @ $20.00 lifetime. However, a few simple changes in your home Seniors & additional family members @ $4.00 each can reduce the chance of a scalding injury. LET’S HAVE A SAFE SUMMER! Tickets are available until May 18 at the North Ogden City Office. ANIMAL CONTROL Jerry Wade Let's Put a Roof on the 737-2212 North Shore Aquatic Center. In the next two newsletters, I will be spotlighting the Help make our new aquatic City’s two local veterinarian clinics. This month’s center a quality year round spotlight is Coldwater Animal Hospital. This clinic was facility that will benefit our opened two years ago in April and is located at 2671 N. community and the local swim 400 E. The phone number is 782-9400 with an on-call cell teams!! number of 388-2922. Coldwater’s web site is www.coldwaterhospital.com. The office hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 BICYCLE RODEO p.m. Wednesday’s office hours are 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. to accommodate those who work. DATE: Wednesday May 25, 2005 Coldwater Animal Hospital provides a variety of services TIME: 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM including dental services (root canals, tooth capping, and PLACE: McGriff Park Parking Lot cleaning), general surgeries (spay and neutering) and 950 E. 2900 N. micro chipping. Their standard examination fee is North Ogden $33.00. The clinic is staffed by two excellent veterinarians, and two vet technicians. Dr. Shupe is the Sponsored By: managing veterinarian and co-owner. Dr. Poll is the other The North Ogden Police Dept. co-owner and works in the clinic on Tuesdays. CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES Dr. Shupe lives in Ogden Valley with DURING BICYCLE RODEO his wife of 20- years and his five girls and one boy. He enjoys skiing, • Safety instructions fishing, gardening and is active in • On-site bicycle mechanic, provided by scouting. He also has two dogs and “Kent’s Shooters Supply” two cats. Dr. Poll recently moved to • Low cost helmets provided by Pleasant View from California and is “North Ogden Community Services” married with three daughters. (limited supply) • Hands on bicycle traffic course COMMUNITY NEWS • North Ogden City bicycle registration Progress Report on the Pool Any comments or questions should be directed to The cement floor portion of the Leisure Pool has been Det. Bill Aeschlimann, 782-7219. poured. Roofs are being installed and the lap pool is being excavated. Stop by for a look. Flood Plain Information For flood plain information, please contact Gary Kerr 737-2214.