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Five fighting for 2 spots in South Weber City Council primary

August 2, 2017
Candidates for South Weber City Council from left to right: Wayne E. Winsor, Melissa Hafen, Sanford Thompson, Angie Petty and Rob Osborne.

Story by TIM VANDANECK • Standard-Examiner Staff

SOUTH WEBER — South Weber voters weigh-in on five hopefuls running for two city council spots in primary voting.

Balloting goes through Aug. 15, and the top four vote-getters will move on to the Nov. 7 general election. Voters will also pick between two mayoral hopefuls in the November voting.

The responses have been edited for clarity. 


Melissa Hafen

Melissa Hafen is one of five people running for South Weber City Council.


Age: A lady never tells, but I was in elementary school when the Challenger exploded.
Occupation: Registered nurse
Previous elective offices: None

Focus on city council: I will seek ways to engage more residents with city decisions. I will advocate for finding solutions to getting South Weber utility costs for homeowners closer to surrounding communities while looking for cost-effective ways to update infrastructure. I'm a nurse, a wife and a mom with policy experience looking to bring common-sense leadership to South Weber.



Rob Osborne

Rob Osborne is one of five people running for South Weber City Council.

Age: 47
Occupation: Work sales manager — footwear, Western U.S., Honeywell
Previous elective offices: None

Focus on city council: 1. Commercial growth to broaden our city's tax base. 2. Re-review the new TUF (transportation utility fund) on our water bill and eliminate it. 3. Work with the gravel pits on better dust control. 4. Ensure the tax funds that the city has are used more efficiently.



Angie Petty

Angie Petty is one of five people running for South Weber City Council.


Age: 33
Occupation: Receptionist
Previous elective offices: None

Focus on city council: My focus while in office is to ensure that the concerns and the needs of the citizens are addressed. I want to make sure that as the city grows, we plan for the future to keep ourselves in good fiscal condition, while maintaining the values that South Weber was founded on. Our city has a rich heritage and unique appeal that draws people here, and they stay for generations. I love South Weber, and want to ensure that it remains the safe, amazing city that it is, that all future generations will want to raise their families here.



Sanford Thompson

Sanford Thompson is one of five people running for South Weber City Council.


Age: Old enough to have learned my lesson from doing it wrong before.
Occupation: Law enforcement
Previous elective offices: None

Focus on city council: Maintain good government stewardship of city services, and expand the commercial base while maintaining South Weber as a safe and desirable place to live and raise a family.


Wayne E. Winsor (incumbent)

Wayne Winsor is one of five candidates for South Weber City Council.


Age: 52
Occupation: Engineering and maintenance manager, Metropolitan Water District of Salt Lake and Sandy
Previous elective offices: South Weber City Council (appointed to fill a vacancy), February 2017 to present

Focus on city council: My focus on the city council will be to establish capital facilities plans and an impact fee analysis for the city's water, sewer and storm drain systems. In so doing, a 10-year comprehensive capital improvement program can be established to support smart growth within the community and justification for any potential increase to property taxes or fees. I plan to establish written policies to support prudent revenue reserve fund balances within each enterprise fund as well as update policies for internal control procedures. Managing the impacts of the future Utah Department of Transportation U.S. 89 improvement project will also be a primary focus.