Agenda: Carnival rides for Health Days


The Smithfield City Council meets Wednesday evening in their regular meeting to consider: carnival rides at Health Days, retrofitting lighting at city buildings, disbanding HOA for Three Creeks Subdivision, public hearing for mid-cycle budget amendment, selecting Mayor Pro Tempore.

Agenda: Library expansion and renovation hearing

Image: Smithfield City Council meeting agenda for October 23, 2013

There is a public hearing over the proposed bonds to expand the Smithfield library. The hearing is part of the regular Smithfield City Council meeting that begins at 6 PM at city hall (96 S Main, Smithfield, Utah). Also on the agenda for consideration: approval for phase 7 of the Smithfield Ridges Planned Unit Development, discussion of the water conservation plan, discussion on street funding.

Smithfield aftermath: Neighbors speak out about dogs

SMITHFIELD — After an unsuccessful attempt to get a kennel permit from either the Planning and Zoning Commission or the City Council, Chris Biggs says he is being treated unjustly and will appeal to civil court. However, his neighbors say the reason his permit keeps getting denied is because Biggs doesn’t have the ability or the willpower to maintain the dogs that already live with him.

‘Dog days’ continue at Smithfield City Council

SMITHFIELD — The City Council met Wednesday for several public hearings, most of which had been discussed at the Planning and Zoning Commission the week before. Resident Chris Biggs requested a permit for a dog kennel at his home so he could own up to three dogs. The permit had previously been denied by planning and zoning commission.

Event: Help build a new city park

This coming Tuesday, May 14, at 5 PM, a new Smithfield City park will be born! Volunteers, guests, and city officials will gather at Sunset Park, located at the corner of 600 S. 1000 E. to plant 25 trees. TreeUtah, donors, and the city have joined forces to fund the tree purchases and get our latest arrival off to a good start.

Agenda: Animal ordinance for R1 zones

Image: Smithfield City Council Agenda for January 9, 2013.

Individuals or two neighbors on R1 zoned land who wish to keep an animal on their property may soon be allowed to do. The Smithfield City Council will consider an animal ordinance at their council meeting tonight. In the ordinance, an animal (or a few animals) may be allowed if animal size and land requirements are met. Two neighbors may combine land to create enough space.

Agenda: Annexation request, pub discussion, budget hearing


Budget amendment public hearing, annexation request, “’Bout Time Pub and Grub”, Youth Center structural study are a few of the items to be considered by the Smithfield City Council Wednesday evening. The regular city council meeting begins at 6 p.m. on December 12, 2012 at the Smithfield City Hall (96 S. Main, Smithfield, Utah).

Smithfield residents say thanks to city with 150 + 3 birthday party October 15th

SMITHFIELD — Founded Oct. 10, 1859, Smithfield reached its sesquicentennial in 2009. However, there was no official commemoration for it that year. In the spirit of better late than never, the Smithfield Historical Society hosted a commemorative program last week with the theme “150 years of progress … +3.” The event resembled a belated birthday party, complete with cake, balloons and an enthusiastic happy-birthday song.

Agenda: Annexation public hearing, rezone property, final subdivision plats


A property rezone at 750 W 100 N from 2-acre to 1-acre residential agricultural; a public hearing for annexing over 160 acres near Hillside Drive and Birch Canyon; the final plat for phase five of the Smithfield Ridges PUD; and the final plat for Monte Vista subdivision at 600 S 100 W are a few of the items to be considered by the Smithfield City Council this Wednesday evening. UPDATE: Rezone request removed from agenda.

Agenda: Public hearing for rezoning request

The Smithfield City Council meets Wednesday evening to consider: public hearing to rezone land at 700 West 100 North from 2-acre to 1-acre residential agricultural, final plat for Monte Vista subdivision, bond extension for Villas at Smithfield Ridges, contract for chlorination building, and a public hearing over officials salaries. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at the Smithfield City Hall (96 S Main Street, Smithfield, Utah). [UPDATED: 7 Aug 2012]

Agenda: Final plan for Smithfield Ridges PUD


The Smithfield City council will hold their regular meeting tomorrow to consider: a proclamation declaring April as Child Abuse Prevention Month, final plan approval for Smithfield Ridges Planned Unit Development, amending animal control regulations to “reflect increase impound time requirement”.

Agenda: Budget meeting tonight


The Smithfield City council will meet tonight to discuss the city budget for 2012-13. The meeting could be considered a workshop where city council members can “give/receive input” for the budget. Although no action will be taken during the meeting, it is an enlightening meeting to attend if you want to know more about the city finances and how money is allocated.

Agenda: Stone Haven final plat, two public hearings


Two public hearings are scheduled for tomorrow’s city council meeting. The first is over an incentive proposal for planned unit developers. If the developer adds upgrades to their development — brick siding, a clubhouse, covered parking — they can increase the number of units for the development. In the case of a 90-unit development, they could add maybe six more. If the city council passes the amendment, it will be up to the Planning and Zoning commission to work out the details on what features would be rewarded.

Agenda: Gas company discussion; planning commission appointments


The Smithfield City Council seems to have a fairly routine meeting scheduled for Wednesday evening. They plan to consider: setting the fee schedule for 2012, adopting 2012 city council meeting rules of conduct, signing an agreement over the northern canal, approving Smithfield Implement’s request to put signs on the grass in front of the store. They are also planning to appoint planning commission members and they will have a discussion with Steve Krebs from Queststar Gas Company.

Planning commission reconsiders Smithfield animal laws

SMITHFIELD — Kris Monson, a City Councilwoman for 10 years, stood before the Planning Commission Wednesday night to propose modifications to Smithfield’s animal rights ordinances. “I’m just going to propose an idea,” Monson said. “If you don’t like this, I’m not going to work very hard.”

Agenda: Hearings for budget, airport zoning, and chickens


Three public hearings are planned for Wednesday’s Smithfield City Council Meeting — one to amend the budget for 2011-2012, the second is about keeping chickens, and a third for the airport overlay zone. The council will also consider the “Recycle Market Development Zone” and appointments to the planning commission.

Agenda: Zoning request; ordinance updates

Image: Agenda for the Smithfield City Council meeting for Wednesday, November 9, 2011.

Two public hearings are planned for Wednesday’s city council meeting. The first is a request by Kristi Witherspoon to change property from agricultural to single family. The second is a hearing over various changes to the zoning ordinance. Also on the agenda for discussion: the cost participation agreement for the Cache Emergency Watershed Project and the storm drainage and flood control agreement for the canals.

Smithfield commits to community covenant to support military families

SMITHFIELD — First Lt. Earl Simmons presented the City Council on Wednesday with a proposal to participate in a Community Covenant program. The program is set up to help the community show support for military families. The program focuses mostly on families that have a member deployed on active duty, but they are also open to past and inactive military members.

Smithfield City approves 19.6% property tax increase to bolster the general fund

Image: Mayor Darrell Simmons and the Smithfield City Council hold meeting to vote on property tax increase resolution

Last week in a meeting that stretched on for over four hours the Smithfield City Council listened for nearly two and a half of those hours to residents voice concerns over a proposed 19.6% increase in property tax; before vowing to go back and see if there were places that they could make any deeper cuts. Wednesday night in a council meeting held at the Senior Center it took the council only an hour to offer explanations and thoughts before motions were made, seconded, and unanimously approved the increase.

Agenda: Council set to vote on 2011-2012 tax rate and budget

Image: Smithfield City Council agenda for August 17, 2011.

The Smithfield City Council is meeting Wednesday to finalize the 2011-2012 tax rate and city budget. The state tax commissioner will be there to assist in calculating the tax rate based on changes the council may or may not make to the budget. The meeting will be held in the Senior Citizen Center (375 Canyon Rd) on Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at 6 p.m.

Smithfield City proposed tax increase; Residents say not the right time

In a night where there was great respect expressed for the members of the Smithfield Mayor and City Council Members, a civilized and impassioned plea from residents sent a message to the council that now is not the time for a proposed 19.6% property tax increase. The council then responded with a well organized and educational presentation on the nature of the general fund, and a promise to look for areas of further cuts before making the deciding vote.

Agenda: Public hearing over proposed tax increase


The Smithfield City Council is holding a public hearing over the proposed property tax increase. The expected increase is $27.88 per year for a $185,000 home and $50.69 for a business of equal value. The public hearing will be held during the council’s regular meeting on Wednesday, August 10 at 6 p.m.

Agenda: Three rezone requests including two requests for multi-family housing


Three requests for rezoning are before the council and public during this Wednesday’s regular city council meeting. Joseph Chambers is asking for smaller lot sizes near 314 West and 100 North, Lowell and Nanette King are asking for multi-family zoning for land at 134 North and 100 West, and Lowell King is also asking for multi-family zoning for land near 855 South and 250 East.

Richmond’s horse pull is this Saturday, June 18

RICHMOND—The draft horse pull and open horse show that are usually held during Richmond’s Black and White Days celebration will be held this Saturday, June 18, in the field behind LD’s Café. Organizers have draft horse teams entered from throughout the northwest and Canada.

Land near Lee’s annexed for future housing

After some consideration, the Smithfield City Council approved of Ordinance 11-08 Thursday night, which allowed the annexation of a 10.10 acre plot of land East of Lee’s. They also approved a resolution amending the fiscal year 2010-2011 budget for Smithfield City.

Agenda: Planning Commission appointment, annexation request

Image: Smithfield City Council meeting agenda for June 8, 2011

The Smithfield City Council will meet Wednesday evening to consider: planning commission appointment, public hearing for 10 acre annexation request (near Lee’s Marketplace), public hearing for final 2010-2011 budget, report on health days, appoint youth council advisors. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. at city hall (96 S Main) on June 8, 2011. It is open to the public.

City council discusses flood preparation

SMITHFIELD—With temperatures set to rise significantly in the coming weeks, flooding was a primary concern at the Smithfield City Council meeting Wednesday night. With the rise of Summit Creek after rainy weather last week, and springs west of town haven’t been existent in more than 30 years coming alive again, Mayor Darrell Simmons said city crews have been preparing day and night, and that the they are well prepared for what may come.