With weather patterns continually changing, it is a good reminder that we do live in the second most arid state in the nation and water availability will always be a problem. In the long term, a water conservation plan for your lawn and garden is still a good idea. As spring time approaches, please think of ways to conserve water!
In Dec 2023, Weber Human Services Area Agency on Aging sent me a letter notifying us that as of June 30th, 2024, they plan to terminate the existing Interlocal Cooperation Agreement with Roy City. In fact, this same notice was delivered to all cities in the county with similar contracts supporting senior center activities. For years Roy City and Weber Human Services have worked together providing weekday activities and meals at the Roy Hope Center specifically focused on our senior citizens. The Weber Human Services leadership is calling for all Weber County cities to participate in a couple meetings over the next few months to discuss the way ahead. At this moment, we are not sure what will come out of these planned meetings, but change is coming. The City Manager and I will be actively involved in these discussions. As more details emerge, we will keep the public informed.
With the new year, please consider ways to clean up your residential and business areas. The city code enforcement officer issued over 200 nuisance ordinance citations last year and with spring coming, there is a good chance more areas will need to be addressed. We must remove the weeds, refuse, garbage, junk, and inoperable vehicles from the city. We do offer a Waste Pass program for you to take stuff to the county solid-waste transfer station. In the spring, the city does provide residents with two weeks of free access to dumpsters to help remove most of this problem. Please plan on taking advantage of these services. If you are unable to perform the necessary clean up, call on your neighbors to help.
Finally in 2023, the Roy City 5-Year Strategic Plan was approved after months of work. It includes several action items to improve the community image, drive economic development, improve the city’s infrastructure, retain a skilled workforce, enhance public transportation, and foster environmental stewardship. The Plan is bold, broad, and progressive. In 2024, we will begin the implementation of the Plan. Watch for updates in Council meetings and this magazine as we address needed changes.
Good government requires public engagement. Please be involved!
Bob Dandoy, Mayor Roy City