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Archive for July, 2013

Pioneer Day!

I hope everyone had a great Pioneer Day! We spent the day with the kids and then took the neighbor kids with us to see the Charleston Fireworks. Let’s just say that they were fabulous!

As I reflect on the day and all that I am grateful for, I hope that all Heber City residents will also look into our great heritage as a city. Here is a link to some great pictures and information about Heber’s rich pioneer history: http://ci.heber.ut.us/community/aboutheber/history/index.html. One of the best resources to pictures and artifacts is to make a trip to the Tabernacle, what is now the Heber City offices.

Fort Heber Stone

Utah AG Office Says Heber Light & Power Repayment Is A Must!

The State Auditors Office issued a report on the citizens’ filed complaint. The AG’s office has issued a letter on the health pay scandal asking for HL&P Board members  to “return the funds at once.”      A more detailed report should be out soon. More info can also be found on the Wasatch Taxpayers Association as well as on Wasatch Live.

AGs letter for Heber Light & Power-2013

What Are the Pressing Issues In Heber City?

As I make my way around the city and talk to people I have noticed that one of the top issues with most residents is what is happening at Heber Light & Power. It’s not a surprise that this is at the top of the list of concerns as Heber City residents we have the right to be concerned. I believe it is crucial for the HL&P board to be forthright and transparent in order to preserve public trust in the company, and the board’s intentions.  Board members have a duty to inform the other members of the city council they represent of major issues, and to inform the public of any breach of trust at the HL&P.

Our vote for mayor will determine who the chairman of the board at Heber Light & Power will be. Our vote will also help determine who the new mayor will ask to represent the citizens of Heber City. Our mayor will choose who he feels can best serve the residents of not only Heber City but also all residents in the valley.

Alan McDonald recently wrote about this topic and stated:

Rumors have recently circulated alleging the impropriety of certain personnel at Heber Light & Power, and how this may have affected the financial integrity of the company.  Because the residents of Heber own a large portion of the company via the city, and because the company exists solely to serve the needs of the community, I believe it is important that the entire city council be actively involved in providing oversight.  The city council should be thoroughly informed and consulted whenever there are major decisions to be made at Heber Light & Power, or whenever rumors of this nature involve the company.  Upon being fully informed and consulted, the council should then inform the true owner of the company, the Heber City taxpayer.

 

As a citizen of Heber City I find it quite incredible that not all of our city council members are being routinely informed or updated about HL&P. It’s our right to know what is happening and be relatively sure that our whole city council is being apprised of what is happening and making suggestions that the mayor and two city councilmen will take back to the HP&L board to help it run as efficiently as possible.

On August 13th Heber City residents will have the first of two opportunities this year to go to the polls and vote for the two candidates that they believe will truly look out for the interests of the citizens. Make your voice heard on August 13th!

A Celebration of Freedom

Public Property & Public Money

Public $$

 

What should we expect of our elected officials regarding the handling of our tax dollars? What do we expect from ourselves?

My personal belief is that we have voted in our elected officials to be fiscally responsible with our money and to do their best to make decisions on our behalf.

Governments are only to acknowledge that God has given every citizen certain unalienable rights and then to protect those rights.

As citizens it’s our responsibility to know to the best of our ability what decisions our elected officials are making and to let them know which we agree with and which we do not agree with. It is our duty to make sure we voice our thoughts and concerns and to make sure that our elected officials carry out their duty to protect our individual God given rights.

Heber City’s Veteran’s Memorial – A Decision Will Be Made Today

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Concerned about the $375K being spent on the Heber City Veterans Memorial? The Heber City Council will be meeting Monday, July 8, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. Be there to voice your concern.

http://listserv.utah.gov/cgi-bin/wa?A2=PMN-1622;f424c18d.13

Alan McDonald for Heber City Mayor

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As I have sat in on the Heber City Council work and public meetings, I have watched the council members and their votes on particular issues. I have also watched to see who seems to come prepared for the meeting and the discussions that take place about the items on the agenda.

I have been very impressed with the time in which Alan takes to be sure he knows as much as he can about the items at hand. I support Alan McDonald in his campaign for Mayor of Heber City.

Please take a few moments to see where Alan stands on Heber City issues by checking out his blog Heber Informed as well as Alan’s campaign website.

Happy 4th of July!

Today as I think about all the many men and women who have served our great country, I remember also the stories and the sacrifice of my grandfathers.

Kenneth C Madsen Navy pic

 

Grandpa Madsen was one of the funniest men! Grandpa could weave stories like no other! Grandpa had plenty of stories from when he was a young boy as well as from after the war. Some of my favorites are those from his days in the Navy.

Grandpa Nielsen didn’t tell lot’s of stories, he saw a great deal of action while serving and wasn’t too excited to talk about it, however, there are a few stories that have been shared. Regardless of how much grandpa shared, he made sure we knew he loved his country.
Grandpa Nielsen - Navy Pic

2013 Primary Election Information

EARLY VOTING FOR MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS

A Primary Election will be held August 13, 2013 to select two candidates that will vie for Mayor and four candidates that will vie for City Council seats.

To accommodate busy schedules, early voting will be held in the Heber City Offices, 75 North Main Street, from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. on the following days: July 30-31, and August 1-2, and from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. on the following days: August 6-9.

This map that will tell you what Precinct you are in:

Heber City Voting Precincts 2013

Heber City Voter Precinct-Locations

Why Run For City Council?

What Will Be Your Priority Issue(s)? AW-4-CityCouncil

In alphabetical order they are:

Airport
Leadership
Local Business
Transparency & Accountability
Veterans Memorial

Another priority is to protect the city of Heber from over-regulation and encroachment by the federal government in matters such as public lands, healthcare, and education. We cannot curtail all these things ourselves, but, with relationships I and other city council members and staff have we can call on those relationships to help us keep Heber strong and resilient.

Why do I want to serve?

There is so much at stake right now in our valley, and Heber plays a big role in the tone we set for this valley. What we do now will set the course for the next generation. We need to be headed in the right direction and that will only happen if we have more people willing to take an active role in what is happening here locally (in the city and in the county). Heber City council members sit on a number of boards throughout the city and county and therefore play an integral role in the decisions made. There is a very serious lack of ethical behavior on some of these boards and as a city we should be leading the charge when it comes to ethics, leadership and accountability.

I believe that I can be of the most help by:

* Recruiting and supporting men and women of character, with common beliefs and principles for elected office
* To provide Common Sense and leadership experience
* To inject a strong dose of conservative thought to the council and to those we serve in behalf of
* To persuade others to follow the principles of:
Individual Responsibility; caring for ourselves and family, for the helpless
Proper Role of Government; protecting our rights, not usurping them
Fiscal Conservatism; keeping the size  and scope of government in line with its constitutional roles

How am I Prepared?

Experience, on boards for private organizations and church service
Active community participant, as a precinct chairman, state & county delegate, active participation in attending city & county meetings
Successful leadership and management experience of private and non-profit business.
I am committed to serving our city and it’s residents.