My name is Dell Butterfield, and I am running for West Bountiful City Council. For most of my life I have called Davis County home. I attended Bountiful High School, played football at Utah State University and married my high school sweetheart, Teresa. Together we raised our three kids in the foothills of Bountiful, but nearly 15 years ago we moved to West Bountiful and have never looked back! We were drawn to West Bountiful because of open space, charm and the people. When I was a teenager I worked at the golf course when it was only nine holes, it’s still one of my favorite places to hit a bucket of balls or play a round. I’ll never forget drinking the cold clear water from the artesian well on 1100 west when I was a kid. I am proud to call West Bountiful home.
Issues that matter
In my personal and professional life, I have always been fiscally prudent. Having been a fiduciary of hundreds of millions of dollars a year in my professional career, I know the importance of being fiscally conservative. I will always do my best to ensure dollars are spent in the best interest of the residents of West Bountiful with transparency and input from citizens.
Some of the reasons my wife and I chose to settle in West Bountiful was the people, location and charm of the city. We currently live West of 1100 West on a little more than an acre, and love having the land and space.
Most people living on the West side of our city feel the same as I do regarding the open space and having the right to own horses or cows. It’s part of what makes West Bountiful unique and charming. What potentially threatens our ability to maintain our rural environment is the expected growth we are experiencing at the state and even local levels. I will advocate for smart growth for West Bountiful, while also being sensitive about the growing population of the area, and always do my best to preserve the quality of life we enjoy here.
Parks & Trails
As West Bountiful continues to grow, I would like to plan for additional parks and trail access. There are currently three beautiful parks serving the citizens in the north end of the city. However, in the south end of the city where the most growth is expected, there are no parks and only one trailhead heading north, and no direct connection to a Legacy trailhead.
It is my goal to implement one emergency plan between all stakeholders in the city. Being on the West Bountiful Emergency Preparedness Advisory Committee has given me unique insight into where improvements can be made regarding the safety of the city. This includes making sure that definitions of positions and functions are the same throughout the city, ensuring that local centers of
operations can communicate with compatible radios and frequencies, and most importantly to press South Davis Metro Fire to have more presence in West Bountiful. We currently are the only city in South Davis that relies on fire stations in neighboring cities.