In today’s episode we:
- Cover a few topics that were addressed at the Council’s special meeting on Monday, September 19 including an update from High Valley Transit and some more moderate income housing news.
- Then, we talk about National Preparedness Month, the 2022 General Election, and an upcoming community engagement opportunity our listeners won’t want to miss.
High Valley Transit
Up first, we have a quick update on High Valley Transit. Due to delayed construction and after several attempts at finding a different temporary home, it was decided at this week’s Council meeting that HVT will continue to use the Ecker Park and Ride Lot for a little bit longer!
Their home at Ecker is currently used for staging, operations and maintenance of transit vehicles and facilities. They’ll remain at Ecker until their new Maintenance and Operations Campus on the Gilmor Parcel is completed mid-next year.
Moderate Income Housing
Okay, moving onto some more moderate income housing news. Last week, we reminded listeners that House Bill 462 was passed earlier this year and it imposed new requirements on cities and counties to encourage the development of moderate-income housing.
In response, both the Snyderville Basin and Eastern Summit County Planning Commissions have been working to develop new Moderate Income Housing Plans and forward them to the Council for approval.
Last week, after a public hearing and review of the Basin’s proposed plan, the Council postponed approving it.
On Monday of this week, another public hearing was held regarding amendments to Eastern Summit County’s Moderate Income Housing plan.
After discussions related to annexation districts, the inclusion of language for vulnerable populations, and continued talks regarding the HTRZ component of the Basin’s plan, both plans were approved.
From here the plans will be sent to the State for review. If and when they’re approved at the state-level, Summit County will be eligible to receive TIF funds which help to finance many other projects throughout the county.
National Preparedness Month
I can’t believe September is already almost over! With all that’s been happening this month we forgot to mention something pretty important…
September is National Preparedness Month which means it’s dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies.
As we know here in Summit County, disasters and emergencies don’t wait for a convenient time. And, preparing for them shouldn’t wait either.
We encourage all of our listeners to start preparing TODAY by signing up for Summit County Emergency Alert System at summitcountyalerts.org.
This system helps Summit County provide you with critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as emergencies, unexpected road closures, missing persons, special event impacts and evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods. Again, sign up today at summitcountyalerts.org.
Wednesday was National Voter Registration Day and with the 2022 General Election just a few months away, we wanted to take a moment to remind folks to check in on their voter registration status!
Did you know 1 in 4 people are not registered to vote or aren’t sure if they’re registered? Have you moved recently? Changed your name? Did you just turn 18?
Take 30 seconds TODAY to register to vote, check your registration status, or update your voter registration. You can do so at vote.utah.gov to make sure you’re VOTE READY today!
For the 2022 General Election, the deadline to register and receive a vote by mail ballot is October 28, 2022. For more information on voter registration and elections here in Summit County visit: bit.ly/votesummitut.
Finally, throughout the rest of September and early October, Summit County, Mountain Mediation Center, and Park City Municipal invite you to participate in one of their open houses on The Utah Olympic Bid.
Share your hopes, and concerns about how a Winter Olympics would affect our communities. You can view specific dates and locations at summitcounty.org/engage.