CLEARFIELD -- The Davis County Republican party adopted a resolution, at its nominating convention, to encourage "child-appropriate community standards."
The resolution, brought forth by Tami Kader on behalf of Citizens for Families and Coalition for Community Standards, urges "businesses, schools and institutions to adopt and implement 'child-appropriate standards.'"
"If we say nothing," Kader said, "we consent. Pictures teach. Each community can choose its standard.The people can choose the standard."
Brave New Boulevard?
BOUNTIFUL -- At the request of Bountiful High School's senior class officers, the city council symbolically designated 400 East / Orchard Drive as Brave Boulevard between 500 South and Mill Street.
City Engineer Paul Rowland said that addresses will not be affected by the change.
Representatives from Bountiful High explained that the senior class would like to buy the street signs for its senior gift, estimated at $150 each. The sign will list both the official name and the symbolic one.
Architect fees for library approved
FARMINGTON -- As a part of the future Centerville branch library, the County Commission approved the retaining of a Salt Lake City architectural firm.
The firm, Cooper, Roberts & Simonsen, has completed a variety of projects for the Davis County Library, the latest being the new Syracuse/Northwest Branch Library which opened last August.
For the Centerville project, which Library Director Pete Giacoma said should open by early 2006, $125,838 was approved. The library will include about 10,000 square feet, with 1,200 square feet planned to house an auditorium.
Similar to the Syracuse area branch, it will focus largely on children's and popular fiction, relying on South Branch in Bountiful and Headquarters inFarmington for research materials and other items that generally circulate less quickly.
Total projected cost for the new library is $1,341,000.
Drug policy ok'd for county
FARMINGTON -- An expanded drug policy for county employees and volunteers has been approved by the Davis County Commission.
It is part of a "Drug Free Workplace" program, explained County Human Services Director Steve Baker. Previously, it centered on testing for those required to drive vehicles as part of their jobs.
Change for district ok'd
FARMINGTON -- Because Farmington has opted out of the proposed South Davis recreation district, the Davis County Commission has approved a revised resolution needed to from the entity.
Farmington officials provided a letter formally noting their decision last week to decline joining the district. Resolutions from the other five cities wishing to be involved were received. Those cities are Bountiful, Centerville, North Salt Lake, West Bountiful and Woods Cross.
City officials from the five communities were due to meet next week to discuss a project time line, said Woods Cross Mayor Jerry Larrabee, who met with the commission Tuesday.
In the meantime, it was reiterated that a public hearing, hosted by the county, will be held May 25, 6 p.m. at Bountiful City Hall, officially only to discuss formation of district boundaries, County Commissioner Michael Cragun said.
set for Farmington
FARMINGTON -- Davis Behavioral Health is hosting the second "Chairity" a dinner and auction to benefit at-risk children in Davis County, at the Farmington CommunityCenter, 120 S. Main, on May 12, beginning with a 5:30 p.m. reception. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m.
The auction will feature unique chairs, crafted and donated by local artisans and businesses.
The public is invited to purchase tickets to the "Chairity" individually, by sponsoring a corporate table or through a donation.
Organizers say funds raised will help a child at-risk, who would otherwise go unrecognized and strengthen the health of the community.