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Re-elect Mayor Randy Lewismayorrandylewis.com
Bountiful is a well-run city! Good leaders are good listeners, but real leadership is more than putting a finger in the air to see what’s popular. I base my decisions on gathering good information and careful management of tax dollars. Good leadership and teamwork have meant award-winning parks, a safe city, an inclusive and caring community, and one of the highest quality of life ratings in Davis County!
A Lifetime of Proven Leadership:
Founder of Biolabs, a Bountiful medical laboratory serving healthcare facilities in the Wasatch Front for 25 years
Chief Administrator for Orchard Cove Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Center for 10 years
Director of Public Relations for Creekside Assisted Living Center
Board of Directors, Lakeview Hospital, 2016-2018
Mayor of Bountiful, 8 years
Chair, Davis County Board of Health, 2019
Chair, Davis County Council of Governments, 2018
Chair, South Davis Fire District, 2019
Chair, South Davis Recreation Center, 2019
20 years of church leadership service as a health services missionary, ward bishop, stake president, and mission president
“B” Accountable:Elected officials’ role is to represent the interests & values of its residents - this is the standard we need to keep!
I am running for Mayor because I deeply care and want to preserve the family environment that we have come to love and expect in Centerville. I am:
As your Mayor I would fully disclose facts around all issues, and lead the city council, not work around them.
From childhood, Centerville has been my home, a peaceful place where Matt and I have chosen to raise our family. As an experienced professionally licensed civil engineer, I am trained to plan and look ahead to future challenges. Through proactive planning, I will work to maintain our small-town feel even with growth pressures.
My priorities include:
I honor the values our ancestors brought to Centerville - they understood planning for future generations. An eye to our future will guide my decisions that enrich our city—now and for future generations.
As a collaborator and with input from the community, I will earn your trust by listening to YOUR concerns and weighing those concerns with data, facts, and best-practice recommendations.
My work experience includes Project Manager at CRS Engineers and Utah Division of Water Resources. Also, I served on the Centerville Planning Commission for 5 years. I love community and church service which includes roles like Centerville Jr. High PTA president and Stewart Elementary Community Council.
I am a Freedom-loving American and a fourth generation Centerville citizen. As a current member of the City Council, I have worked hard to understand and appropriately handle the complex issues that affect our lives, such as zoning, density, transit, and our hillside.
What I stand for:
I believe government has a responsibility to provide citizens with clean water, good roads, and exemplary police protection. I have invested nearly 100 hours riding with our police officers, firefighters, and snowplow drivers to understand the challenges they face as they serve our city.
I continue to be passionate about preserving our hillside, maintaining our hometown feel through low residential densities, keeping taxes low, and allowing local businesses to thrive.
I have always opposed Light Rail and Bus Rapid Transit on our Main Street. These intrusive transit options belong in our transportation corridor, not going through our residential areas, and particularly not through the crosswalks of all 5 of our schools!
I know the issues Centerville faces, I do my homework, and I look forward to continuing to serve you on the City Council.
I have loved getting my feet wet since my appointment to the council in January to fill a vacancy, and I would appreciate my own four-year term.
My accomplishments this year include:
Clinton’s biggest challenge is growth. My mandate is to avoid high-density housing while not discounting the interests of longtime landowners. I must protect the proper ratio of commercial to residential land so we aren’t zoned into a future over-reliance on property tax revenue. I will advocate to state leaders, whose statutes could tie Clinton’s hands.
I have a degree in both political science and journalism. I ask a million questions. I assume I am ill-equipped to vote on an important topic until I have studied it from every angle. I pledge to see myself as your trustee, who owes you the courtesy of properly understanding the issues.
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Joy Petro has lived in Layton most of her life. She believes it is important to preserve Layton’s rich and diverse heritage, its farming roots, while balancing the future needs of the community. Joy lives in the Gentile Street historical home she restored, receiving the State of Utah Excellence in Preservation award. She served as Chairman of the Board for the Layton Heritage Museum.
Joy was raised in Layton by her parents, Sam and Donna Petro. She graduated from Layton High in 1979 and attended college at Weber State University. She was employed with Smith’s for 16 years as an advertising director. She was also a sales executive for 17 years with Quadgraphics. Her business background gives her strength in planning, budgeting, forecasting and negotiation.
She has served as the Mayor of Layton City since January 6, 2020. Prior to that, she was a Layton City Council member. She was the recipient of the Ronald Reagan Community Award and volunteers numerous hours a year.
Joy is a board member of the Layton Rotary Club, Davis Chamber of Commerce and Intermountain Hospital. She enjoys talking and meeting with the residents of Layton and looks forward to continuing to serve her community.
Caroline Jane (CJ) Benson grew up in Panguitch and Sandy, Utah. Her loving widowed mother taught her valuable life lessons such as fiscal conservatism and hard work. CJ graduated from Jordan High School and then attended Snow College and the University of Utah. She is employed with Brighton Home Inspections. CJ, along with her husband, Rick Benson, operate a construction company and horse boarding business.
CJ and Rick have lived in Layton for 25 years. They have four beautiful daughters and nine grandchildren, all of which reside in Layton.
She is currently a Parks and Rec Commissioner for Layton. CJ has been involved in the Davis Chamber of Commerce. She served as President of Communities That Care and is on the board of the Domestic Violence Coalition for Davis County.
CJ is committed to transparent communication between residents and Layton City government. She would like to see more walkable communities as outlined in Layton’s General Plan. CJ is also dedicated to addressing Layton's housing affordability and water conservation issues as well as keeping taxes low.
As a long-time Layton resident, small business owner and heavily involved in civic affairs, CJ is ready to represent you on the Layton City Council!
Lisa Baskin is truly honored to be North Salt Lake City’s Councilwoman and Mayor Pro Tem. She is a 28-year resident with years of experience in public service, citizen advocacy, and board leadership. An attorney, administrative law judge, and former Planning Commission member, she promotes open communication, makes informed decisions, and provides fair and inclusive leadership. Lisa strives every day to better serve you and our thriving city. If re-elected, Lisa promises to hear you, to do her homework, and to serve with integrity. Her goals include a conservative balanced budget, reliable affordable internet, long-term water security, park and infrastructure repair and replacement, ongoing Arbor Day Tree City plantings, and quality growth. Post-Covid, we have this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to allocate federal dollars to our city from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. She welcomes your funding recommendations. Lisa is married to Rob Baskin, retired hydrologist, and the proud mother of an Aggie and a Ute. Please vote to re-elect Lisa in the primary and the general election. Please visit her webpage at www.lisabaskin.com.
I am the CFO for Davis Behavioral Health, a provider of mental health and substance abuse treatment services. I have worked in accounting/finance for about 23 years. My background in budgeting, accounting and management will help me bring strength to the position Mayor.
I enjoy being involved in the community. I am completing my 12th year on the Woods Cross City Council. Before serving on City Council, I served for 7 years on the Planning Commission in Woods Cross. I also serve as a Trustee on the Board of South Davis Sewer District. These opportunities have provided me with valuable experience and knowledge of our city.
Air quality, traffic safety, a stable/diverse tax base, and managing growth are major issues for our city. We need to continue to do all we can to improve the air quality within our city. We must manage our future growth, both residential and commercial, to stabilize our tax base and improve the quality of life that we enjoy in Woods Cross. We have a great opportunity as we develop the area around 500 South, Redwood Road and the Legacy Highway interchange. We need the right mix of uses in this area as it is a gateway to our community.
I look forward to continuing my service to the citizens of Woods Cross, and I would appreciate your vote. Please feel free to contact me with questions, comments or concerns: 801-971-4741 or email@example.com
OFFICIAL BALLOT PROPOSITION FOR THE CITY OF KAYSVILLE, UTAH
RAMP Tax Authorization Election
Shall the City of Kaysville, Utah, be authorized to impose one-tenth of one percent (0.1%) sales and use tax for funding recreational, arts, museum, and parks improvements, facilities, and organizations for the City of Kaysville?
The Kaysville City Recreation, Arts, Museum and Parks (“RAMP”) initiative is a way for residents to support the enrichment of our community. This small sales tax will provide funding for projects and organizations not otherwise possible. Residents and visitors who support Kaysville businesses with their discretionary spending purchases (such as boats, RVs, or entertainment centers) will generate funds that are funneled directly back into our community.
This investment will have a substantial, long-lasting benefit to our community. It is estimated that the RAMP initiative will generate over $4 million dollars within its 10-year term. The RAMP sales tax of 1 cent on every $10 spent is not charged for groceries, gas, utilities, or other essential services. This tax will not increase and will need approval from the residents to be renewed at the end of the term.
Currently, Kaysville residents imperceptibly pay this RAMP sales tax when we make purchases in Layton, Farmington, Bountiful and other neighboring cities that fund their local city programs and services (Farmington’s gymnasium, Centerville’s trail system, parks, CenterPoint Theater, and Layton’s swimming pool, outdoor amphitheater, and Heritage Museum, to name a few). Kaysville residents want more programs and services too. By implementing the same tax in our city, we are able to provide more of the programs and services our community wants with every approved purchase.
A vote “Yes” would mean:
Facts to consider:
We believe this initiative supports our collective interest in maintaining Kaysville’s familial appeal and will enrich our community. Please visit our citizens’ website KaysvilleForRAMP.com for additional information.
Ryan T. Ward
979 Windsor Ln, Kaysville, UT 84037
No Opposing Argument was Submitted
OFFICIAL BALLOT PROPOSITION FOR THE CITY OF SOUTH WEBER, UTAH
Recreation, Arts, and Parks (RAP) Tax
Shall the city of South Weber, Utah, be authorized to impose 0.1% sales and use tax to fund recreation, arts, and parks facilities and programs?
OFFICIAL BALLOT PROPOSITION FOR THE CENTERVILLE CITY, UTAH SPECIAL BOND ELECTION
Shall the City Council (the “Council”) of Centerville City, Utah (the “City”), be authorized to issue General Obligation Bonds (the “Bonds”) in a principal amount not to exceed Seven Million Dollars ($7,000,000) for the purpose of paying all or a portion of the costs of a City Cemetery, purchase of land, renovations and related improvements; said Bonds to be due and payable in not to exceed twenty-six (26) years from the date of issuance of the Bonds?
Property Tax Cost of Bonds: If the Bonds are issued as planned, an annual property tax sufficient to pay debt service on the Bonds will be required over a period of twenty-six (26) years in the estimated amount of $56.46 per year on a $400,000 primary residence and in the estimated amount of $102.65 per year on a business or secondary residence having the same value.
Argument for the Issuance of $7,000,000 in Cemetery Bonds
Centerville City proposes issuing General Obligation Bonds to finance land and construction of a second city cemetery. A vote in favor of the issuance of $7,000,000 in cemetery general obligation bonds, at the November 2nd election, is a vote to build a new cemetery. Without this bond, there are no cemetery plots available for sale in the Centerville City Cemetery.
Centerville City owns and operates the Centerville City Cemetery. While Centerville has population turnover like most cities, it is a community consisting substantially of long-term residents, a large portion of which have expressed a desire to be buried in Centerville.
The existing Centerville City Cemetery is 7 acres and has 5,895 burial plots. While 45% of the plots are unoccupied, all unoccupied spots have been sold. This means residents that do not own a plot may not have the ability to be buried in Centerville.
Development of a new cemetery would provide an estimated 4,000 additional single-depth burial plots. These spaces would allow current and future residents the opportunity to be buried in Centerville. The City Council believes this endeavor would provide for cemetery needs for about 20 years.
If the bond were to pass, the City plans to begin the search for a land purchase in 2022, with construction of the cemetery starting shortly thereafter. This will allow current and future residents to purchase future burial plots at a City Cemetery. With bond rates at all-time lows, the anticipated bond would have an estimated tax impact of $4.70 a month on primary residents with home values of $400,000.
This is a good time to issue bonds because interest rates are at very low levels, giving the City the opportunity to issue bonds with reduced interest expense. If the City delays this project, there is a good chance that the price of the project and interest rates may rise significantly. Additionally, there are limited property parcels which might be useful for a cemetery and waiting could eliminate the ability to find appropriate land.
The City recognizes this is an important project to many residents of Centerville; however, in order for the City to fund the project it must issue a bond, secured by a property tax levy. The anticipated property tax increase on a $400,000 primary residential home is estimated to be a $4.70 monthly increase or $56.46 annually. As plots are sold, there will be amounts set aside to repay the bond. However, there may be penalty payments if the bond is repaid in less than ten years. The bond is scheduled to last for a maximum of 26 years. A major portion of plot sales proceeds will be used to accelerate bond payments to the extent possible. The City will evaluate payment options after 10 years, and attempt to minimize the actual duration of the property tax collections.
-City Council of Centerville City, Utah
250 North Main, Centerville, Utah 84014