A little over a month ago, the Farmington City council discussed the Clark Lane area. There are registered historic homes on the street, and it has been registered as a historical district, but city council members are considering another overlay that would give the city more municipal powers and hold residents more responsible for the upkeep of their properties.
During the discussions at city council, it was amazing to see the passion of people like Alyssa Revell, who cares so deeply for preserving history. She and others have a goal to keep things on Clark Lane as clean and preserved as possible. Having a respect for those homes and the history they carry is fun to see.
Other people in Farmington City have an investment of time and passion in natural aspects of the city. George Chipman emulates a passion for the city and for keeping it up to scratch. He spends hours and hours of volunteer time helping to keep the trails in Farmington City the type of trails people will want to visit.
At its last city council meeting, a public hearing lasted more than two hours as residents asked the city to reconsider the location of the West Davis Corridor being presented to the Utah Department of Transportation. Those residents banded together to have their voices heard. They explained that they were seeing their main reasons for moving to the western area of the city wash away.
Their love of the city, its openness, the nature and the safety they feel in the area are reasons for living in Farmington in the first place. Those residents have a love and passion for their home that is very admirable.
As a graduate of Davis High School, I have always lived and worked around people from Farmington. I have people in my own neighborhood of Kaysville who grew up in Farmington and are proud to have attended Primary in one of the first LDS churches built in Utah.
Also as someone who feels pride in home and country, this is the kind of passion people throughout the world need to help their culture and history survive. Our country thrives best on this type of passion and the willingness to move it forward with whatever comes our way. That passion is something everyone needs for different aspects of life, whether it’s for the history or beauty of your city, for the love of education and teaching, the love of writing or a hobby or especially of a person or family.
In attending city council meetings and seeing the people who come to defend whatever passion they have, I’ve seen true patriotism to a city.
Got Farmington passion?