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City of North Ogden Employee of the Month Char has been with North Ogden City since 2015 and is the lead for our seasonal staff that mow and trim the parks. She has years of parks maintenance experience, is an expert in graffiti removal, and also knows a lot about small machinery and helps to maintain our small equipment. She is a great leader and will do everything alongside those she asks to help with tasks. Char is helpful, and always willing to go the extra mile. She holds her CDL (commercial driver’s license) and is a plow operator in the winter. She loves being outdoors snowboarding and enjoys meeting new people. Char is an asset to our team and a great team member.
Community Question Corner BY JON CALL, CITY ATTORNEY/ADMINISTRATOR
Question: What are Impact Fees and who pays them? Answer: Impact Fees are charged to new homes and new
commercial structures to cover the cost the City incurs to provide services for those new structures. Currently the city charges impact fees for water, sewer, storm sewer, roads and parks. These fees are used in one of two different ways. First, these fees are used to construct new structures, like widening roads or building storm detention basins to accommodate the increased need for vehicles or storm water runoff. Second, these fees can be used to pay the City back money for infrastructure already completed. In our City, the sewer lines have been oversized to accommodate future home construction to avoid having to dig up and redo the entire system every time another 500 homes are added to the City. Impact Fees are not able to be used for maintaining a system or for salaries for employees so the finance department keeps a separate detailed ledger of impact fees as they come in and go out to verify they are being spent according to state law. Currently the City collects $10,307 from every new single family home as well as an additional $2,626 in impact fees passed on to North View Fire District and the Central Weber Sewer Improvement District.
Business Spotlight: Northern Ice BY LYNNE BEXELL
So much more than ICE! Since 2012, Northern Ice has been a favorite fixture in North Ogden. The business began when David Gordon wanted a way for his boys to work and have a job for the summer. He and his oldest son built the building and each of his sons have successively managed the business. Each year they have worked together to put in the sprinkler system, landscaping, a bridge, a bench, a gazebo, and even a place to do s’mores (no need to go to the store - s’more kits are available at Northern Ice). This year they added some bears out on the lawn and they want you to name them. Go to: northernicetreats.com to enter to win a shaved ice party kit! Hurry! Contest ends this week! The search for employees begins each year in about February, but it’s such a great place to work that a lot of the employees return to work another season. David has a great philosophy about contributing to the community and requires that his employees find an event to volunteer their time, and Northern Ice donates the needed supplies. They have supported events at the local schools, North Ogden events like Chalk-it-Up and church fundraisers, just to name a few. There are usually about 12 parttime employees who are happy to make you a date-night treat or just help you satisfy a craving. Northern Ice has shaved ice, of course, with great flavor choices, but they have so much more for you to enjoy! Did you know that you can get “Dole Whip Softserve” just like you enjoy at “the happiest place on earth?” Flavors include the signature pineapple, raspberry, strawberry and mango. They have “Swirl Freezes” – hard ice cream that becomes soft serve. Or how about a float? Or how about an “N”ice Cream Pie that is made with the finest premium ice cream available. They are so rich, flavorful, and “worth it”! There are also dairy-free and sugar-free options on their menu.
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