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									437 North Wasatch Drive | Layton, UT 84041 | phone: (801) 336-3800 | fax: (801) 336-3811 | www.laytoncity.org




    OCTOBER
          2007

  Newsletter                      UTA’s FrontRunner safety tips
                                  LAYTON — As area                • Always expect a train.        A FrontRunner UTA station is
~ OFFICIAL RESULTS ~              commuters make their way        With multiple active tracks,    planned in Layton, north of
                                  along the I-15 corridor in      several trains travel from      the I-15 and Main Street
2007 PRIMARY ELECTION
                                  Davis County, a very visible    different directions at         interchange and south of
                                  — and most likely welcome       different speeds.               the Gentile Street/Main
Three (3) four-year council
                                  sight greets motorists:                                         Street intersection. A park
seats:
                                  continued construction          • Never go around a             and ride lot of 700 to 800
Joyce Forbes Brown: 1,896         and implementation of           lowered gate. Gates are         parking stalls is expected to
Scott Freitag: 1,596              UTA's new train system,         programmed to lower             be built.
F. Renny Knowlton: 1,370          FrontRunner.                    before a train crosses.
Barry T. Flitton: 1,117                                           Going around gates puts         The UTA commuter rail,
Don L. Wilhelm: 882               And aren't those red, white     drivers and passengers at       which can reach speeds of
Richard M. Allen: 710             and blue trains just so cool    risk of serious injury or       79 mph, will take
Chris Crowder: 686
                                  looking, too?                   death.                          passengers from north
Tim Hayman: 212
Timothy R. Ohrenberger: 263                                                                       Davis County to Salt Lake
                                  Utah Transit Authority's        • Stay off the track. Never     City in approximately 30
A General Election will be        FrontRunner Commuter Rail       walk, bike or play on the       minutes.
held Tuesday, Nov. 6 to           is slated to begin public       train tracks.
elect three (3) of the            operation in spring 2008.                                       For additional information,
candidates for three City                                         Meyer acknowledged              residents are urged to visit
Council seats. The top six        The northern leg will track     Layton's ongoing efforts to     the FrontRunner section of
are nominated for the             parallel to the freeway         implement mass transit,         UTA’s Web site,
General Election.                 corridor from the Salt Lake     writing Mayor Curtis: "We       www.rideuta.com/projects/
                                  Intermodal Hub in               appreciate your city's          commuterRail.
                                  downtown Salt Lake City to      support that helped us
                                  Pleasant View in Weber          reach this major milestone."    Or call 1-888-RIDE-UTA.
                                  County.
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                                                                  He also offered assurances
                                  While test trains have been     of UTA’s safety and
Preparedness fair             2
                                  running for some months         awareness of
                                  now in neighboring              neighborhood areas in
Pavilion party rental         2   Centerville and Kaysville,      work zones.
                                  additional track and signal
Holiday garbage pickup 3          work will soon be under         "As you know, UTA is
                                  way farther north,              providing safety upgrades
Utility rate increases        3   according to W. Steve           at each railroad crossing
                                  Meyer, engineering and          along the FrontRunner
Family rec events             3   construction manager for        Commuter Rail line," he
                                  the transit project.            wrote the mayor.
Crime prevention tips         4
                                  In a letter this summer to      Additionally, during testing,
Parking restrictions          4   Mayor Steve Curtis, Meyer       Meyer said UTA trains will
                                  offered some key safety         continue to sound horns
                                  tips for residents to keep in   through crossings.
                                  mind as UTA progresses
                                  northward with train, track     "Your train is coming!" he
                                  and signal testing:             enthusiastically concluded.
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                               Preparedness fair set at Davis Center
                               LAYTON — Family                 preparedness, dealing with      Red Cross, Utah State
                               emergency preparedness          natural gas and electric        University Extension Service,
                               and awareness of public         utility hazards in an           National Weather Service,
                               safety and other resources      emergency, and                  the Safe Harbor Women's
                               are the goals of an             development of family           Shelter and the Family
                               upcoming citizen's fair,        emergency plans. Some           Connection Center,
                               slated for Tuesday, Oct. 23     vendors will also have          among many other
                               at the Davis Conference         emergency preparedness          organizations.
                               Center in Layton.               products available for
                                                               purchase.                       Family activities include a
                               The free event open to the                                      rock-climbing wall, courtesy
                               public — which is organized     Layton Police will offer        of Utah National Guard,
                               by the city's public safety     fingerprinting for child ID     and inflated bouncy play
                               departments, the Layton         kits, and have information      areas for children. The
                               Citizen Corps Council, and      and/or displays on 911,         Davis County Sheriff's Office
                               various community action        D.A.R.E., police dogs, SWAT,    will bring their mobile
                               groups — will be held from      CSI and Internet safety. The    command center, and
The first 1,000 visitors (to   6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. at the         Layton Fire Department will     LifeFlight, AirMed and Utah
                               Center, 1651 North 700          have fire prevention            Department of Public
the preparedness fair) will    West, Layton.                   displays and is planning fire   Safety helicopters will be on
                                                               extinguisher demonstrations     display.
                               The first 1,000 visitors will   in the parking lot. They will
receive a free "Be Ready       receive a free "Be Ready        also offer tips about fire      For further information,
                               Layton" bag that can be         safety in the home and          contact Jim Mason,
Layton" bag that can be        used to carry supplies for      information about CERT          Assistant City Manager, at
                               72-hour kits. "Be Ready         courses. Sgt. Scott Harper      (801) 336-3820.
used to carry supplies for     Layton" wristbands and key      of the Davis County Sheriff's
                               rings will also be given out    Office will make several
                               while supplies last. Another    presentations on guarding
72-hour kits.
                               1,500 "Be Ready Layton"         against identity theft.
                               bags will be available for
                               purchase, at a cost of $2       The Layton Community
                               each.                           Action Council and the
                                                               Citizen Corps Council will
                               Displays and information        be on hand to talk about
                               will be available from a        Neighborhood Watch, the
                               variety of disaster and         Layton Youth Court, the
                               emergency preparedness          Youth City Council,
                               topics, including food and      mentoring and other
                               water storage, first aid and    volunteer opportunities.
                               72-hour kits, ham radio,
                               Dutch oven cooking,             There will be
                               portable heaters and            representatives and
                               generators, earthquake          displays from the American




                               Holiday, party pavilion rentals available
                               LAYTON — Looking for the        Nov. 19 through Dec. 31         For further information, or to
                               perfect place to host a         (excluding holidays).           check availability and
                               large festive event or social                                   rates, please contact
                               fete this upcoming holiday      Come and enjoy the festive      Layton City Parks and
                               season?                         season in our enclosed,         Recreation at (801) 336-
                                                               heated and decorated            3900.
                               Look no further than the        pavilion. Enjoy our “Holiday
                               city’s own Commons Park         Lights” from the pavilion, or   Maximum occupancy: 300
                               Phase I Pavilion, now           take a stroll and enjoy them    persons; booking must be
                               available for rent beginning    up close.                       done in person.
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                                                            Holiday garbage pickup
                                                             LAYTON — Garbage throughout the city will be picked up
                                                             on regularly scheduled days and all holidays except:

                                                             • Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, Nov. 22)
                                                             • Christmas Day (Tuesday, Dec. 25)
                                                             • New Year’s Day (Tuesday, Jan. 1)

                                                             Routes will be delayed one day following each of the
                                                             above three holidays.

                                                             For more information, please contact the city finance
                                                             department:

                                                             437 North Wasatch Drive
                                                             Layton, UT 84041

                                                             (801) 336-3860, utility billing office




                                                            Utility rate increases
                                                            LAYTON — Did you notice the $2-plus per-month increase
                                                            on your city utility bill? Two key water-related utility rates
                                                            increased, and went into effect July 1, 2007.

                                                            The residential storm sewer fee rose $1, while the residential
                                                            water base rate is now an additional $1 per month, with
                                                            the overage rate increase at $0.15 per thousand gallons
                                                            for usage of 7,000 gallons per month.

                                                            For more information, please contact the city finance
                                                            department:

                                                            437 North Wasatch Drive
                                                            Layton, UT 84041

                                                            (801) 336-3860, utility billing office




Fall into Winter 2007 with family recreation events
• Halloween Bash Friday,      FREE admission.                person, per game. Cost                  Upcoming Events:
Oct. 26: 5:30-8:30 p.m. at    Refreshments will be           includes shoes ($6 value).
Central Davis Junior High     served. Be sure to invite                                              • December Hay Rides in
Gym, 663 Church Street,       neighbors, relatives and       Give it your best roll to win           the Park: Time and place
Layton.                       friends.                       a turkey or ham for the                 T.B.A.
                                                             holidays! Everyone’s a                  • January Family Night at a
Games and contests for        • Turkey Bowl Saturday,        winner. You or your family              Grizzly game: Time and
the kids will include: cake   Nov. 17: Noon-2 p.m. at        MUST BOOK A LANE                        place T.B.A.
walk, costume contest,        Davis Lanes, 1396 North        (because they will fill up!).
bingo, pictures, inflatable   Main, Layton. Bowl with the    Call (801) 336-3900 to                  For more information, call
toys, and more.               family for only $2 per         reserve a lane.                         (801) 336-3900.
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                            Crime prevention tips offered by police
                            LAYTON — Home is where          • Residential burglaries       Take pride in your property
                            your heart is. Or your hat.     occur in all areas of the      and your community.
                            But most importantly, home      city. Don't think it can't     • Report graffiti
                            should be where you feel        happen to you.                 immediately. Taggers want
                            safest.                                                        their work to be seen, do
                                                            • Residential burglaries       not give them the pleasure!
                            That's why the Layton City      occur at all times of the
                            Police Department is so         day and night.                 • Make sure you have
Join your local             dedicated in making the                                        adequate exterior lighting.
                            city a better and safer         Lock your vehicles and do
neighborhood watch          place to live and work.         not leave valuables in plain   • Keep your yard nice.
                                                            view.                          Criminals do not like clean
                            To accomplish this                                             and organized
program! For information,
                            objective, cooperation          • Most vehicle burglaries      environments.
                            from the community is           do not involve forced entry.
call (801) 336-3486.        paramount.                                                     • Get to know your
                                                            • Never leave the keys         neighbors. Protect their
                            The following guidelines        inside your vehicle.           property just as if it
                            and quick tips are simple                                      belonged to you.
                            things residents can do to      • Always lock the doors,
                            prevent crime, feel safer       even when you are only         • Report suspicious activity
                            and help officers               away from the vehicle for a    to police immediately. Dial
                            accomplish the goal of          short time.                    9-1-1 if it is an emergency,
                            making the city the safest                                     or (801) 497-8300 if it is not
                            place around.                   • Remove valuable items        an emergency.
                                                            (purses, CDs, cash, etc.)
                            (Feel free to cut these tips    whenever possible. If you      • Join your local
                            out, share with family          can’t take them out, lock      neighborhood watch
                            members and tape to the         them in the trunk or stow      program! For information,
                            fridge!)                        them somewhere out of          call (801) 336-3486.
                                                            view.
                            Make sure all doors to your
                            home are closed and             • Never leave purses or
                            secure.                         wallets inside your vehicle.
                                                            Once a criminal gets your
                            • More than 50 percent of       personal information, it's
                            recent residential burglaries   not long before you could
                            in Layton involved an open      become a victim of identity
                            garage or unlocked door.        theft.
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Layton City Offices
437 North Wasatch Drive    Important City Phone Numbers
Layton, UT 84041
                            EMERGENCY / Police & Fire Calls                                                       911
Phone                       Animal Control (Davis County)                                                    444-2200
                            Building Permits & Inspections                                                   336-3760
(801) 336-3800              Business Licensing                                                     336-3788, 336-3780
                            City Administration                                                              336-3800
Fax                         City Recorder                                                                    336-3880
                            Code Enforcement                                                                497-8300
(801) 336-3811                (for zoning, daycare, fencing, landscaping, signs)                             336-3760
                            Community & Economic Development                                                 336-3760
.....                       Court / Second District - (State of Utah)                                        444-4300
                            Davis Arts Council                                                               546-8575
                            Davis Chamber of Commerce                                                        593-2200
Mayor                       Engineering                                                                      336-3700
                            Finance                                                                          336-3860
Steve Curtis                Fire Department                                                                  336-3940
(801) 546-4449              Health Department (Davis County)                                                 451-3340
                            Human Resources                                                                  336-3820
scurtis@laytoncity.org
                            Job Openings (Recording)                                                         336-4636
                            Landfill & Burn Plant (Wasatch Integrated Waste Management District)             614-5600
Council Members             Legal Department                                                                 336-3590
                            Library (Davis County)                                                           547-0729
Michael Bouwhuis            Management Services                                                              336-3820
                            Museum / Layton Heritage                                                         336-3930
(801) 593-0694              Parks & Recreation                                                               336-3900
mbouwhuis@laytoncity.org    Police (non-emergency)                                                           497-8300
                            Police (business office)                                                         336-3520
Joyce Brown                 Post Office                                                               1-800-275-8777
                            Public Works, Shop (Water, Streets, Traffic)                                     336-3720
(801) 546-0271              Public Works / After hours emergency                                             497-8300
jbrown@laytoncity.org       Surf ’N Swim                                                                     336-3939
                            Treasurer                                                                        336-3870
Stephen Handy               Utilities                                                                        336-3860
                            Waste Management                                                                 731-5052
(801) 546-1539
shandy@laytoncity.org

Renny Knowlton
(801) 546-1146                                                                                      PRST STND
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rknowlton@laytoncity.org   LAYTON CITY                                                              PAID
                           437 North Wasatch Drive                                                  Layton, UT
Kathy Hyde Smith           LAYTON, UT 84041                                                         Permit No. 60
(801) 544-4938
khyde@laytoncity.org

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