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Mayor's Corner 11/19/14

Dear Friends:

What a fun week this has been.  Lavell and Patty Edwards were in town for the Richfield Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet.  Lavell is a Hall of Fame coach and Patty is an amazing person in her own right.  Lavell shared stories of his many years coaching at BYU and the characteristics which led to greatness in some of his players.

My father and Lavell have the same Great grandparents.  I even had the chance to visit with him about our common ancestry.

As a young LDS boy I was taken to BYU basketball and football games as a church activity.  It was relatively inexpensive and Cougar Stadium (football) and the Smith Field House (basketball) had a charm all their own.  I remember the dirt track around the field house arena and the unique smells of popcorn and other treats.

I naturally assumed when I was a boy that if you believed in God and Country, you cheered for BYU.  I now know better.  I now know that if you believe in the country and “kinda” believe in God, you can still be a BYU fan --- or not!  I have come to realize that some people I know and love, who are better than me in every respect, hate BYU and love their own school for a variety of reasons.  I have matured and wised up --- I get it!  I really do.  Some of the best people I know cheer for schools in other states and they could care less if a Utah school is in the game. 

With all our differences, we have one thing in common:  We are so fortunate to live here!

Mayor David Ogden 

Mayor's Corner 11/12/14

Dear Friends:

As I near the end of my first year as Mayor of Richfield, I'm thinking of all the things I have learned.

One thing that I keep seeing over and over is men and women who work for the City that go the extra mile.  They work on projects in the evening and on weekends.  They go well beyond their job descriptions to meet the needs of residents, and they do it with a smile on their faces.

I wasn't surprised about our Police and Fire Departments. I knew they were exceptionally good. But I had no idea how dedicated our other city employees were.  I spent my working life in the private sector and falsely assumed that working with passion and doing whatever it takes to have success were ideals somehow reserved for that realm of employment. I was wrong.

Some of us at Richfield City wear shirts with the logo "Making Life Better."  Our city vehicles sport that logo as well.  The truth is that our city employees are doing their best to fulfill that pledge.

I am still learning and I’m loving the opportunity to serve. I enjoy going to the city office each day and working with some of those great people.  I'm trying to learn how I can best help to get things done. Sometimes, I’ve learned, it’s best for me to move over and get out of the way!  I appreciate the support, the respect and the patience our employees have shown me as I’ve joined the team to help Make Life Better in Richfield.

Mayor David Ogden

Mayor's Corner 11/05/14

 

Dear Friends:

After last week, my wife told me that if I bring her name up again in an article, she might poison my food!  I guess I’d better be careful.

Generally in this article I won’t comment on someone who has just passed away. There are just too many leaving us that I know and love. However, this past week, Brooks Poulson graduated to the next life, and I have some thoughts that I just can't get out of my mind.

 

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Richfield City is selling RICHFIELDOPOLY GAMES.  These games are going for $25 each.  If you live out of town, we can ship them to you, but you will need to pay the postage as well as the $25.  This will make a great Christmas gift for your family members.  Please call us at (435) 896-6439 to arrange the purchase of a game, or come in to purchase one in person.

 

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 On June 17, 2014 the Richfield City Council passed the budget for the 2014/2015 fiscal year.  Following is a summary of the revenues and expenditures of the budget for the various funds of Richfield City.  If you have any questions about this information, please contact Mike Langston at 896-6439.

 

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