Because the State of Utah’s internet systems were down on Wednesday of last week, we weren’t able to report on last week’s Council meeting. So up first this week, we’re circling back to some topics we missed! Then, we’ll jump to topics from this week’s County Council meeting including a continuation of the Kimball Junction Interchange conversation. And, we’ll finish up with some 2022 General Election info and upcoming community engagement opportunities.
Kimball Junction EIS + Listening Session
Okay, up next we’re going to talk about the Kimball Junction interchange at I-80 and SR-224.
The Summit County Transportation Department has been working with UDOT to complete an Environmental Impact Statement or EIS to identify some options that will address congestion, mobility, safety, access, and travel time reliability at the Kimball Junction interchange and on SR-224.
Previously, UDOT, in partnership with Summit County, identified over 30 potential design alternatives. Now, the group is presenting a narrowed list of (3) recommended alternatives for further analysis. You can view these at: SUMMITCOUNTY.ORG/ENGAGE.
Reviewing the options at that link is important because, in the coming months, UDOT will be asking for public input and engagement from the Summit County community on the proposed alternatives. A public comment period will take place during the month of December 2022, and then there are planned open houses (both in-person and virtual) planned for early January. Keep that timeframe on your radar!
As always, we’ll keep summitcounty.org/enage updated with all this info as we receive it and reshare updates from UDOT on county social channels.
An exciting county-wide community visioning process was announced at this week’s Council meeting. The purpose of the process is to connect with and elicit meaningful, actionable input and feedback from community members to prepare for the future of Summit County over the next 30 years.
The county hired a nationally recognized firm, called Logan Simpson, which has done similar work in communities like Teton and Cache counties that builds on culture and history to co-create an inclusive, healthy, and resilient future.
At the end of the process, we should have a strategic plan that will help inform future land use, housing, development, transportation, health, and climate action planning work.
The county is excited to work with Logan Simpon to guide really responsible change.
This is such an awesome opportunity for community members to share concerns, and ideas and ask a lot of questions. The more the county hears from you, the better we’re able to address and include your values, needs, and concerns in the decision-making process.
Stay tuned over the coming months for exact opportunities about the ways in which you can get involved in this process, and as always keep an eye on the summitcounty.org/engage page too!
2022 General Election
Alright shifting gears to the 2022 General Election (also referred to as the midterm) which is taking place on Tuesday, NOVEMBER 8! Let’s cover some basic details…
If you’re planning to VOTE BY MAIL, your ballots must be postmarked by November 7. Ballots were mailed to Summit County voters early this month. If you haven’t received your ballot please call the Summit County Clerk’s Office at 435-336-3203.
ELECTION DAY VOTING LOCATIONS
Election Day voting will be available for Summit County voters for the 2022 General Election at the following times and locations. A Summit County voter may vote at any of these Voting Centers.
November 8, 2022, from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at:
- Coalville City Hall (Council Chambers), 10 North Main, Coalville
- Marsac Building (Downstairs Commission Chambers), 445 Marsac Avenue, Park City
- Summit County Library Kimball Junction (Main Floor Conference Room) 1885 West Ute Blvd., Park City (24/7)
- South Summit County Services Building/Kamas Library (Main Floor Conference Room), 110 North Main, Kamas
Early voting will be available for Summit County voters for the 2022 General Election at the following times and locations:
- Thursday, November 3 through Saturday, November 5.
- Monday, November 7, 2022, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- Summit County Courthouse (Clerk’s Office), 60 N Main, Coalville
- Summit County Library Kimball Junction (Main Floor Conference Room) 1885 West Ute Blvd., Park City
DROP BOX LOCATIONS:
Ballots can be dropped in Ballot Drop Boxes on or before 8:00 p.m. November 8, 2022. All Drop Box locations close at 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.
- Summit County Library, 82 North 50 East, Coalville (24/7)
- Henefer Town Hall, 150 West Center Street, Henefer (24/7)
- Francis City Hall, 2317 Spring Hollow Road, Francis (24/7)
- Oakley City Hall, 960 West Center Street, Oakley (8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday)
- South Summit County Services Building/Kamas Library, 110 North Main, Kamas (24/7)
- Marsac Building, 445 Marsac Avenue, Park City (24/7)
- The Market at Park City, 1500 Snow Creek Drive, Park City (6 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 6 a.m.-9 p.m. Sundays)
- Fresh Market Jeremy Ranch, 3151 West Kilby Road, Park City (24/7)
- Summit County Library Kimball Junction (DMV Entrance), 1885 West Ute Blvd., Park City (24/7)
- Summit County Health Department Round Valley/Quinn’s Junction, 650 Round Valley Drive, Park City (24/7)
Shifting gears to the Rail Trail Corridor Project: a 30-mile arts, culture, recreation, and tourism corridor designed to cultivate a strong sense of community and offer opportunities for both resource protection and economic revitalization along the Historic Union Pacific Rail Trail.
Do you want to lend feedback about this project?
- Visit summitcounty.org/engage to fill out a survey or to join a focus group.
- You can also give feedback in person at two Open Houses. The first will take place Thursday, November 3 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm at the Basin Recreation Offices across from Trailside Elementary School, the second Open House will take place Monday, November 7, from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm at the Ledges Event Center in Coalville.
The planning department is providing two options to ensure access to the maximum number of people. The SAME information will be presented at both Open Houses.