Weber County Library Bond Forum Held at WSU

OGDEN, Utah – The Olene S. Walker Institute of Politics and Public Service at Weber State University will host a public forum to examine the costs and benefits of the Weber County library bond, as well as to discuss the novel aspect of using a mail-in ballot for the bond election.

The forum will be held in WSU’s Lindquist Alumni Center Garden Room, June 5 at 7 p.m.  Forum participants will include John Sillito, retired WSU archivist; Lynnda Wangsgard, Weber County Library director; Matthew Bell, Weber County commissioner; Ricky Hatch, Weber County clerk/auditor; and Dan Olsen, Weber County comptroller. 

Because the library is a bonded capital project, where payments on a bond could take 20 years, a vote of the citizens is required.

In an effort to increase voter participation, for the first time ever, Weber County will conduct a “vote-by-mail” for this special bond election. All registered voters will receive a ballot through the mail and will have the option to mail the ballot back or drop it off at one of six designated spots across Weber County.  All marked ballots must be posted prior June to 25.

The public is encouraged to attend the forum to hear the proposal and ask questions.

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Carol McNamara, director Walker Institute
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Allison Barlow Hess, director of Public Relations
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