Happy Halloween

There were a few letters to the editor today, but nothing worth any ink. So go out and have a HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Traffic Issues a Factor in ‘Village’

Recently Bill Day (former Layton City Council member and Planning Commission member) and James Layton (former Layton Mayor) wrote a letter to the editor entitled High-density, traffic issues a factor in ‘Village’. Their main point is that the Village Center area is about 3 miles away from either of the closest Trax stations. One of ...

What is Good Growth for Layton?

In response to ‘Village Center’ growth good for community: Jake, I know and love ya, but I don’t agree with you or the person you were arguing with. Members of city council have thrown out unfounded arguments that “Hill AFB will fail without the village center”. Um, let’s think about that one for a minute. ...

Splashpad for Ellison Park

Taking a break from politics I thought it would be fun to cover something new coming to our area. The winning bidder for designing the splashpad for Layton’s Ellison Park has recently been chosen. The city has chosen to locate the splashpad in Ellison Park on the east side between the softball field and tennis ...

Vacant Lots Are Pro Village Center

I say the above title somewhat tongue in cheek, but I find it interesting that nearly every “vote for” sign I’ve seen around town has been in a vacant lot (or on city property). Interesting. The “vote against” signs, like the one in my yard, I’ve seen on farm after farm and in neighbors yards ...

11 Out of 12 People Said They Wouldn’t Want to Live in The Village Center

The title caught your eye didn’t it? There wasn’t a city-wide poll if that’s what you were thinking. This was actually a comment made by Nicole Call after a letter to the editor. She was very involved from the beginning of this process and says that before the city council vote in April, 2012, that ...

Village Will Destroy Personality of West Layton

 Editor, Many Layton citizens oppose the West Layton Village Code passed by the Layton City Council. The city claims that this code will improve the neighborhood residences and farms. We disagree. At a recent Layton Village meeting Layton city officials stated that one of the reasons that Property Reserve, Inc. (owner of the property) wanted ...

A Blast From The Past – Mixed Messages in City Council Minutes

Below is another guest post from a Layton neighbor Tony B. I think he brings out some interesting city staff/council commentary from meeting minutes. I’ll have to see if I can easily link to the location of these comments. As a concerned resident of Swan Meadows I spent some time going over the city council ...

Another Neighbors Thoughts on West Layton Village

Below is a comment posted as a reply to one of the other posts. He has some good points and I thought I’d repost it on it’s own so it didn’t get buried in the comments. Thanks Tony! I would like to address those that are looking at this site for information on the West ...

Layton City Meeting Walkout

In a surprising turn of events the opposition to West Layton Village walked out on last week’s city sponsored meeting. While I agree that there was no nuetral moderator, I at the same time wonder what void newcomers were left with that remained to hear an un-checked Pro-side. To me, it’s been frustrating to see ...