Februrary 10, 2023 – Summit County Library Programming, Dakota Pacific Traffic Impact Study + Public Hearings, Get Involved in the County’s Community Visioning Process

Improved Access to Library Resources

On Wednesday, the Summit County Library held a ribbon cutting for the opening of a remote book locker at the Kimball Junction Branch. There’s another one that is outside of the Kamas Branch and one in Henefer too! These lockers provide 24/7 access to patrons’ holds on books, movies or other library resources like wifi hotspots.

After the ribbon cutting, Library Director Dan Compton gave presentation to Council on all the various initiatives the Library has been implementing to provide increased library resource access.

We want to remind listeners about Open Plus program at the Coalville Branch which started in July 2021 and allows registered patrons to access the library before it opens and even after it is closed for certain hours and days of the week

And we also want to spread the word about the Sunday Hours Pilot Program which is coming this Spring to the Kimball Junction Library. From 10 am to 2 pm on Sundays in March and April, the Kimball Junction Branch will be open to help the Library report attendance data during their 2024 budget process.

For more details on all of these resources and initiatives, visit summitcountylibrary.org

Thanks for all you do, Library Staff, Library Board and Friends of the Library!

Council Recap: Dakota Pacific Traffic Information Study

After a presentation from Traffic information Study firm, Fehr + Peers and commentary by Wall Consulting Group, the firm conducting the peer review, the Council did not advise Fehr + Peers to make any modifications to their study or present any new data. Council felt as though they had the information they needed from both the traffic study and the peer review of the traffic study to make informed decisions about the project.

Public Engagement Opportunities

Now let’s shift gears to some upcoming opportunities to give feedback on the Dakota Pacific Development Agreement. There will be two public hearing opportunities for Summit County community members to comment about the Dakota Pacific Development Agreement. These hearings will be held February 22 at 6 pm and March 1 from 6pm – 8:30 pm at the Ecker Hill Middle School Auditorium.

We do want to point out that you don’t have to attend physically in person to make your voice heard:

One way to tune if you’re out of town is via Zoom. For detailed instructions on how to join the Zoom meeting and give virtual public comment, visit summitcounty.org and select “agenda and minutes”. Find the agenda for the upcoming council meeting and you’ll see the instructions link under “Public Hearing”.

Another way to submit your comments is by emailing them to publiccomments@summitcounty.org by 12 pm the day of the public hearing and your comments will made part of the meeting record.

We have all this information up on social media as well so if you don’t already follow us on Facebook, Instagram and NextDoor, you should! It’s just another way to get important information from us.

More Opportunities for Public Engagement

While the Our Summit Kick-Off Events ended this week with a well-attended open house style event in Kamas, you still have the opportunity to take the “Summit County Talks” survey now through March 31. It’s an important opportunity to share how you view Summit County as it is now, what you love about our community, and what opportunities you see for it in the next 10-20 years. The survey is available at oursummitcounty.com