Today, we cover:
- Important information related to flooding season
- An update on the county’s EMS Master Planning process
- Energy Burden Survey
- Community Visioning Questionnaire #1
We’ve seen a record breaking snow pack this winter. In fact, as of Thursday, March 23, Utah was only 0.9 inches away from breaking the overall snowpack record set in 1983. As a skier that makes me happy, but also with all that snow, the possibility of flooding from spring runoff becomes very real.
In response, the Summit County Communications and Public Engagement Team has put together a useful tool for our residents to refer to for important flooding safety information and resources.
Please visit summitcounty.org/flooding to learn about:
- How to sign up for emergency and non-emergency alerts from the county related to flooding.
- Where to access sandbags throughout the county and who to contact for more in case of an emergency.
- Other flood-related information, including: info on flood insurance, how to determine if your house falls in the floodplain, do’s and don’ts of flooding season, and so much more.
This page will continue to be updated throughout the flooding season, so make sure you have it bookmarked Summit County! Again, it can be found at summitcounty.org/flooding.
Up next, we just wanted to give you a quick update regarding Emergency Medical Services in Summit County.
To rewind since it’s been a while since we last talked about this one. Last August, a master planning process for Emergency Medical Services across the county began to make sure the County’s EMS system is reliable, viable, and sustainable for all residents and visitors now and into the future.
The process has been facilitated by SafeTech Solutions, an independent national EMS consulting firm with broad experience in strategic planning, EMS assessment, and rural EMS.
At this week’s Council of Governments meeting, Deputy County Manager, Janna Young, provided a brief update on where we’re at in that master planning process. She shared that SafeTech will present their draft report and initial recommendations to the COG in mid-April. Then, we can expect an official report presented to the County Council and the public in May.
Stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks regarding these presentations and how to tune in.
Energy Burden Survey
Summit County and Park City are concerned about the energy burden of households with lower incomes in our community. Energy burden is the proportion of residents’ income that goes toward paying for heat and electricity in their home.
We are seeking input regarding ways that local governments can help decrease utility bills and increase the level of comfort in the homes of our residents through a survey studying residents’ energy burden.
Please visit: bit.ly/energyburdensurvey
And, last but certainly not least, Summit County is undertaking a community visioning plan to establish a roadmap for the future of our County! Community members have the opportunity to take the “Summit County Talks” questionnaire now through March 31.
The questionnaire is 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.
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