Weber County, Utah

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”Weber County”’ is a county in [Utah], occupying a stretch of the Wasatch Front, part of the eastern shores of the Great Salt Lake and much of the Wasatch Mountain range. In 2008, the population was estimated at 227,487. The county seat and largest city is Ogden. Weber State University, founded in 1889, is located in Ogden. The county is named after a fur trapper and trader, John Henry Weber, who inspired the name of the Weber River as well.[1]

Website evaluation

Main article: Evaluation of Utah county websites

Information last reviewed: Feb. 1, 2013.

The good

  • Meetings
    • Council meetings and agendas are published, including public hearing notices, meeting and agenda outlines, minutes, and archives.[2]
    • Minutes are archived to 2007.[3]
  • Elected Officials
    • Contact information for elected officials information is published, including contact phone numbers and email addresses.[4]
  • Administration
    • Administrative officials are published by department on the home page.[5]
  • Audits
    • Audits and Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports are posted.[6]
    • The reports are archived to 2003.
  • Budget
    • Budget information is available.[7]
    • Budgets are archived to 2003.
  • Zoning and Permits
    • County zoning information is posted.[8]
    • Permits and licensing information is available.[9]
  • Contracts
    • A section for bids and purchasing information is available.[10]
  • Public Records
    • Information on how to file a public records request is posted.[11]

The bad

  • Contracts
    • Closed bids are not posted.
  • Lobbying
    • Information on tax-payer funded lobbying is not posted.

Administrative Officials

Name Title Salary
John Ulibarri Assessor Unavailable as assessor
Diane Oberg-Lowe Attorney Unavailable as attorney
Ricky Hatch Clerk/Auditor Unavailable
Gary House Executive Director of Health $167,375
Jennifer Graham Director of Parks $92,072
Robert Scott Planning Director $102,523
Annette Jacobs Purchasing Agent $53,441
Ernest Rowley Recorder/Surveyor $113,890
Kelly Hipwell Roads Superintendent $98,188
Terry Thompson Sheriff $104,941
Kevin McLeod Undersheriff $105,575
John Bond Treasurer $113,890

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Budget

The total revenue available for FY 2012 is $55,780,183. The largest expenditures include general government ($18,379,796), public safety ($32,462,767), public health and welfare ($2,004,896), streets and public improvement ($979,134), parks and recreation ($1,690,507), and conservation and development ($655,944).[13]

Stimulus

The county seat of Weber County, Ogden, received 2 contracts and 17 grants of federal stimulus funding, amounting to $27,595,644.13.[14]

Local taxes

Current property taxes are expected to generate $21,540,342 of revenue in 2012, sales taxes should generate $8,513,109, and delinquent taxes should generate $1,413,155.[15]

Total revenue projected from taxes, fees, fines, forfeitures, and services in FY 2012 is $55,780,183.[16]

County In the News

In June 2011, two LDS Presidents were detained in Weber County an immigration hold, and later released to federal immigration officials. The circumstances leading to previous orders of expulsion from the country, as well as the means used to initially enter the country are unknown.[17]


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