Pre-election practice

Testing, testing Today I attended a pre-election test of Davis County’s ballot processing system. I was there for almost two hours, watching and learning all the details. Workers tested nearly 4,000 ballots — not real ones — the real ones will be mailed to residents next week. The test was successful and accurate. Brian McKenzie …

The 411 on fireworks: Prevent a call to 911

Fires and drought are a bad combination. Some Clinton residents are worried — rightly so — about the potential for fireworks to spark dry grass and weeds. And they are worried — rightly so — for the water loss that would result if firefighters had to drench an area ignited by unnecessary and negligent fireworks …

Thinking big about the drought

There’s been a lot of talk of drought. I wonder if some people’s eyes glaze over. Utah is a dry state. It seems there’s always a drought and we’re just fine. But there’s drought, and then there’s DROUGHT. How is this year different? And how does the drought affect Clinton specifically? I sat in the …

Full-city fiber for Clinton

Fiber is coming to Clinton! We adopted a franchise agreement last night with Connext. Go to https://www.connextbroadband.com/clinton-fiber and fill out the form to give them an idea of the demand. Tell your neighbors. Connext will plan their build-out based on your responses. Neighborhoods showing the most interest will be built first. Let’s give them as …

A person at the end of a flush

Today I did something I had never done before. I cleaned the sewers. And now we need to talk. Please stop flushing materials other than toilet paper, especially wipes! My fellow Clinton residents, at the end of every flush is a person. It’s my friend Manuel. He is kind-hearted and has a great sense of …

Paramedics: a new plan

The Davis County Sheriff’s Office will end its paramedics service Dec. 31, 2022. Cities that have been covered by this service must start their own programs. This will require a property tax increase. Here’s why. History The county has been providing paramedics since 1976. Back then, they controlled the ambulances, too. As the county grew …