July 22, 2022 – Wanship Fire, County Manager Selection Committee, Solid Waste Services Fee, & Summit County Fair / Concert

Today, we’ll cover:

  • The Wanship Fire that occurred earlier this week. 
  • Discuss the County Manager Selection Committee.
  • Remind listeners about their Solid Waste Services Fee due early August. 
  • And, talk about some very exciting Summit County events coming up later this summer!

Wanship Fire  

On the evening of Sunday, July 17, around 4 PM, a structure and grass fire ignited in Wanship closing both directions of Old Lincoln Highway between Wanship I-80 exits and entrances.  

Soon after, at roughly 6:30 PM, a mandatory evacuation order was issued for the vicinity around 30042 Old Lincoln Highway and a temporary shelter was opened at the Wanship LDS Church.  

The fire was estimated to be about 40 acres.

Thanks to the response of North Summit, South Summit and Park City Fire Districts evacuations were lifted by 9 PM that same evening, and by the morning of Monday, July 18 the fire was 100% contained.  

A huge thanks again to the responding fire districts and all other agencies involved.  

County Manager Selection Committee  

As we reported last week, the Summit County Council is seeking nominations from interested citizens who would like to serve on the County Manager Selection Committee. 

The committee will be composed of five to nine members. To serve, individuals must be registered voters in Summit County and either nominate themselves or receive a nomination. Summit County Council will review the nominations and appoint members. 

If you or someone you know is interested in being involved with this process, please submit your name, or a nominee’s name, phone number and a short letter of interest addressed to David Warnock, at  Summit CountyP.O. Box 128, Coalville, UT, 84017, or to dwarnock@summitcounty.org on or before Tuesday, July 26, 2022. 

To clarify, You DO have to be a registered Summit County voter to participate but you DO NOT need to be a registered Summit County voter to nominate someone else.

Once in place, the committee will hire and coordinate with a search firm to conduct a nationwide recruitment and evaluation process, after which they will recommend three finalist candidates to the County Council. 

The Council will interview each of the three top candidates to determine the next County Manager. The recruiting process is expected to take a minimum of four months to complete.   

Solid Waste Services Fee  

Up next, we just wanted to give a quick reminder that your annual solid waste services fee is due Thursday, August 4. Mailed invoices or paperless electronic invoices were sent last week, so be sure to check your mailboxes.  

For some context, your annual Solid Waste Services Fee is $60 for the year, which equates to only $5 per month. This cost is substantially below the actual cost to operate household waste and recycle collection.  

For more information about solid waste services and this fee, please visit the Solid Waste page under Public Works on summitcounty.org.

Or, if you have questions, please contact the Summit County Solid Waste Division at 435-336-3970.  

Summit County Fair  

Moving on to some very exciting news…the Summit County Fair is returning in just two weeks! This year’s fair will run from August 6 through August 13.  

Come join us and experience this traditional, small-town fair with cowboys and bucking broncos, a carnival, fair royalty, home canned goods, flowers, vegetables, and so much more! Events are held throughout Summit County, but the home-base is in Coalville at the Summit County Fairgrounds!  

The signature Demolition Derby event is already sold out, but the 2022 PRCA Rodeo, happening Friday, August 12 and Saturday, August 13th still has 50% of tickets available. Save your spot NOW at bit.ly/summitrodeo22

And, while we patiently wait for Saturday, August 6 to get here, stay in touch about all things Summit County Fair using our fair text line. Text SUMMITFAIR to 888777.  

Easton Corbin  

And, finally, Summit County is proud to present Easton Corbin in concert at the Summit County Fairgrounds on September 3rd at 8:30 PM!  

Opening artists Honkey Blue Tonkey, Triggers and Slips, and Jagertown will also join in on the fun!  

Tickets go on sale Monday, July 25th at 10 AM! Tickets are available at summitcountyfair.org under the events tab! Tickets start at $25 and we hope to see you there!