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Henefer Utah

Located on the historic Mormon Pioneer Trail...

In the year 1853 two brothers,William and James Hennefer, received a call from Brigham Young asking them to take their families to start a settlement along the Weber River in the valley, which was then known as an Indian hunting ground.  Upon the advice of Brigham Young they gathered their meager belongings together, placed them in two covered wagons and made the hard journey over the mountains into the little valley known as Henefer.  They took up forty acres of land on the sage covered flat and proceeded to organize a make-shift home.  It was necessary for them to live in their wagons and fortify themselves against the Indians while they cut and prepared logs to build their cabins.  The first cabin finished, which consisted on one large and a lean-to, was occupied by both families until a second one could be built.
 
    James                 William
 
They brought with them, two cows, two pair of oxen and different kinds of seeds.  At this time the valley was covered with sage brush and a great deal of hard work was required to prepare the soil.
 
During the early settlement years Indians camped along the river bottoms and sometimes as many as fifteen hundred of one tribe would be camped there.  Chief Washakie of the Shoshones was the best-remembered and helped to do away with troubles between the Indians and the settlers.
 
Charles Richins arrived in Henefer with his wife Louisa and one child in 1860.  They built two rooms of adobe brick above three dugouts.  This was the first home made of material other than logs.
 
In 1867 Hennerferville citizens purchased eighteen sections of land from the Union Pacific Railroad.  Other settlers on the Weber were forced to rent such land from them at an annual rate of fifteen dollars per section.  In 1868 locusts destroyed most of the crops of the entire county.  A few potatoes, peas and beets were saved.  In 1869 grasshoppers destroyed all the grain crops of Henneferville, Croydon and Porterville.  Anything that had to be purchased was expensive.  Furniture was crude and there were no matches so fires had to be banked at night.
 
The women worked as hard as the men to provide food and clothing for their families, but in spite of their hardships the people enjoyed themselves.  They shared joy and sorrows together.  Sickness and disease of many kinds came upon the.  The worst calamity of all was the diptheria epidemic.   No help was to be had nearer than Salt Lake City other than the two local women who doctored with herbs.  In three weeks time 17 children were buried and there was great sorrow among the people.
 
Taken from:  Henefer our Valley Home  Compiled by Fannie J. Richins and Maxine R. Wright
 
 
 
 
 
 
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  • *Closed Sunday & Holidays
 
Contact Info
  • 435-336-5365
  • henefertown@allwest.ne
  • 150 W Center Street
    PO Box 112
  • Henefer, UT
    84033
 
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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN OF A PUBLIC HEARING AND REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING

OF THE HENEFER TOWN COUNCIL

May 5, 2020

7:00 P.M.

Electronic Meeting via Zoom

Henefer Town Council Building

150 W Center Street

Henefer, UT 84033

 

THIS PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE AN ELECTRONIC MEETING DUE TO THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF OUR CITIZENS DURING THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK

CITIZENS ARE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE MEETING VIA ZOOM.

YOU MAY JOIN THE ZOOM MEETING AT THE FOLLOWING WEBSITE

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Meeting ID 985 5780 9913

OR

TELEPHONE PARTICIPATION

DIAL (253) 215 8782 MEETING 98557809913

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IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CALL THE TOWN OFFICE @ 435-336-5365

 

AGENDA:

 

                WELCOME:

 

OPENING PRAYER:

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:

                                PUBLIC HEARING – COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) SECOND PUBLIC HEARING

PUBLIC HEARING – 6 MONTH EXTENSION OF RESOLUTION 2018-219 A MORATORIUM PREVENTING THE ISSUANCE OF ANY BUILDING PERMIT WHICH WOULD ALLOW ANY NEW CONNECTIONS TO THE HENEFER CULINARY WATER SYSTEM.

HENEFER TOWN SUMMER HIRE APPROVAL

4TH OF JULY

RODEO ARENA – DISCUSSION OF REGULATIONS FOR USE OF THE FACILITIES.

                                REVIEW OF APRIL 7, 2020 PUBLIC HEARING AND TOWN COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

REPORTS BY COUNCIL MEMBERS:

Robin K. Riches– Parks

Matthew Shill– Cemetery /Emergency Preparedness

                                                Mayor Kay H Richins – Streets      

                                                Detton Fawcett– Water and Sewer Utilities

                                                Jim Rees – Water and Sewer Utilities

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG)
SECOND PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

HENEFER TOWN, INC will hold a public hearing to discuss the project determined to be applied for in the CDBG Small Cities Program in Program Year 2020. The project will include radio read water meters throughout Henefer and also rehabilitation of the Franklin Canyon Spring. Comments will be solicited on project scope, implementation and its effects on residents. The hearing will begin at 7:00 p.m. on May 5, 2020. The public hearing will be an electronic meeting via zoom. Further information can be obtained by contacting Shelley Richins at 435-336-5365. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, individuals needing special accommodations (including auxiliary communicative aids and services) during this hearing should notify Shelley Richins at 150 W Center Street, Henefer, UT at least three days prior to the hearing. Individuals with speech and/or hearing impairments may call the Relay Utah by dialing 711. Spanish Relay Utah: 1.888.346.3162. Published the State of Utah’s Public Meeting Notice Website – www.utah.gov/pmn on April 21, 2020.

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Posted April 24, 2020, Henefer Town Building, Henefer Post Office
Published: April 24, 2020, May 1, 2020 – Summit County News

Henefer Mayor
Kay H. Richins
Council
Matthew P. Shill
Robin K. Riches
James A. Rees
Detton L. Fawcett