Marriott-Slaterville City is a dynamic community where our local leaders seek to preserve our quality of life. Our government consists of two separate but equal branches. The executive branch is led by the mayor, and the legislative branch is governed by the city council. The executive branch manages the daily operations of the city, such as municipal services, complaints, roads, parks, planning, and other services. The legislative branch approves ordinances, resolutions, budgets, contracts, appointments, and handles oversight. City elections in Utah are held in odd-numbered years.
This spring, cities all over the state are preparing their budgets for the next fiscal year. This month, the Marriott-Slaterville City Council will present another balanced budget that continues our tradition of no municipal property tax and no debt. Please support our local businesses; this helps sustain our tax base in Weber County.
One of the biggest challenges this year all our communities will face is water shortages caused by the ongoing drought. None of us have lived in such a severe drought as we have experienced the last few years. Our local culinary water district is working hard to secure our culinary water supplies. Water costs are also increasing. Fortunately, our community has worked hard to develop a sustainable pressurized secondary water system that conserves our limited water resources. The following are some possible water restrictions that Weber Basin Water Conservancy District is proposing:
• Delayed charging of the secondary irrigation/agricultural system to mid-May
• Delay installation of new landscapes
• One day a week watering of lawns and gardens: 20 minutes pop-up sprays and 40 minutes rotors
• Avoid hosing down sidewalks or driveways
• Early shutoff of secondary irrigation/agricultural system in mid-September
Please find ways to conserve water resources. Be aware of specific water restrictions in your area as these will vary in locations and between cities.
The Marriott-Slaterville Garden Market will open 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on July 30 and run through September 24. It is held in the parking lot at the Marriott-Slaterville Municipal Complex located at 1570 West 400 North. If you want to be a vendor, there is no charge; just bring your home-grown garden produce to sell.
The dates of the Marriott-Slaterville Garden Market are:
• July 30
• August 6, 13, 20, 27
• September 3, 10, 17, 24
Also, plan for Marriott-Slaterville City to host its traditional community events, including the Fourth of July at Marriott Park and Trunk-or-Treat at Slaterville Park.
-Scott Van Leeuwen,