Results for the November 8th Wellsville General Election can be found here.
On Tuesday, November 8, 2011 Wellsville City residents will be electing three city council members. Each position is for a 4-year term.
Voting will take place at the central LDS church building located at 49 West 200 South. Voting is open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Early Voting will take place October 25-November 4 (two weeks prior to the election). Registered voters can vote early in the City Office during office hours – Monday thru Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The following residents are candidates:
* Gary Bates
* Carl Leatham
* Glenna L. Petersen
* Kevin Madsen Tingey
* Randy Wall
Each candidate was allowed up to 150 words for this newsletter. The following is the exact information that the candidates provided to the city.
Gary Bates: As a City Councilor I am privileged to work with many outstanding Wellsville citizens. I hope I represent you well. My Primary Council assignment is to oversee the Parks and Recreation program. This is a very dynamic process and we have had very little funding to work with. Thanks to the hard work of many volunteers, we have made significant progress. The Wellsville Dam park and parking lot, athletic field improvements, new walking trail and pedestrian bridge were funded with donations, grants, and new construction fees. New grants will expand the trail system and build a small City park in the Redslide neighborhood. Other programs I sponsored include: youth fishing, music in the park, healthy city award, more then 40 Eagle projects, a neighborhood watch program for our parks, and expanding our youth sports programs. With your help we have much more work to do. Please vote “Gary Bates” on November 8th.
Carl Leatham: I am Carl Leatham, and I am running for re-election to the Wellsville City Council. I have served on the Wellsville City Council for the past two years. Prior to the council, I served on the Planning and Zoning Commission for five and half years. I’m a strong believer in personal property rights and protecting them. At the same time, I see the need for zoning to protect your neighbor’s rights also. I also feel that we need to further develop and promote the commercial zones that Wellsville has in place to provide Wellsville with the services we need as well as the tax base to fund city infrastructure improvements. We all want to preserve the community we have. This is what I have been doing and I will continue for in your behalf. Thank you for your support.
Glenna Petersen: “Good things come to those who go for it!” I received this plaque from a friend after finishing two bachelor degrees at USU this May. That’s what I am doing now-going for Wellsville City Council. I am a mother, educator, and involved citizen. I volunteered for Wellsville City for several things, and one was an Emergency Medical Technician. I love this city and the people and want to know your concerns and opinions on what is happening. By listening to you as a citizen and gathering information from experts, I will vote for what is best for Wellsville.
Some things I will stand for: ▪ Minimal taxes or fees ▪Giving credence to all requests ▪Lease amount of restriction on citizens
Please get out and vote! Vote for Glenna Petersen-Go for it!
Kevin Tingey: I own and operate a small construction company in the valley; The Solution of Wellsville LLC. In 1999 I obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Utah State University. I then went on to San Diego and from Thomas Jefferson School of Law obtained a Juries Doctorate in 2003. I enjoy the technology of science and the theory of law but I really love the satisfaction of building things. This knowledge gives me a unique perspective. As a councilman I will know how things work in the physical realm while dealing with the legal realities of modern business.
I am a team player; I have worked with a varied workforce and know how to work with others to get the job done. I enjoy challenges and will put my all into keeping Wellsville the great place that it has always been.
Randy Wall: My family and I love the rural, small town of Wellsville. The residents of Wellsville are good people that take care of each other as well as our community.
I own and run a small business. I have served on a board of directors. I was in charge of the 2011 Cache Valley Cruise-In car show.
I am an open minded person that wants to know all the facts and concerns of our citizens before making decisions. My only agenda is to serve the residents of Wellsville. I would like to see us, as a community save the icon of this great city-the Wellsville Tabernacle is worth preserving.
I believe that my unique perspective can and will help the Wellsville community. I look forward to serving you.
Wellsville City was one of five Utah cities selected to receive a 2011 Utah Healthy City award during the recent Utah League of Cities and Town meetings in Salt Lake City. Wellsville City qualified as a result of improvements made in our Parks and Recreation programs over the past few years. Our award was the Silver level and we are already making plans to go for the Gold level next year. Visit http://www.health.utah.gov/ahy/Community/Community_home.htm for more information about this program.
After several months of discussion, as well as a public hearing regarding the capital needs of the Wellsville Fire Department, the City Council has approved a $3.00 increase to our utility bills. This charge, which will be known as the “Fire Capital Fee” and will go into effect as of October 1, 2011, will first show on the utility billing in early November. The monthly fee will be earmarked for use in purchasing and updating emergency equipment and supplies.
City Council and Planning Commission agenda’s can be emailed to you. To receive a City Council or Planning Commission agenda please send your email to the fity office with your request. The city’s email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2010 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report has just been received by the City. We are required by law to make this available to all of our customers. You may access the report by clicking here.
City Code prohibits parking on city streets between the hours of midnight and 8:00 a.m. between November 1st and April 30th. Automobiles, boats, campers, trailers, construction equipment, etc. are not to be parked on the streets. Only emergency vehicles are permitted to park on the street.
Garbage cans must be placed 3 feet off the asphalt so snow plows can remove snow more efficiently. There is also a problem with residents pushing snow across the street, and leaving it in the road. The snow left in the street or piled along the street shoulder is very difficult for the snow plows to remove, and is causing extensive damage to the city plows. The snow plow operators have been instucted not to push these piles of snow that have been left in the road. This will result in traffic being narrowed to one lane in some areas. Your cooperation in this manner is greatly appreciated.
Additional information on winter parking and snow removal can be found here and going to the bottom of the page.
Here is the ordinance:
The 2011 Founders’ Day Honorees are:
Ray Bankhead – Outstanding Citizen
Shirlee Darley – DUP Queen of 1856
Clint Baugh – Marshall of the Day
Clark Maughan – Oldest Citizen
Dean and Betty Haslem – Sweetheart Couple
The city expresses our appreciation to these outstanding citizens for their decades of service to the city!
See pictures and read the tributes here.