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Today, we’re going to kick things off with some details on the latest opportunity to get involved with “Our Summit,” the county’s year-long community visioning process. Then, we will share some reminders about the upcoming Municipal Primary Election next Tuesday September 5 and the Health Department’s Climate Change and Public Health Speaker Series event on September 19.
Ok, let’s get into the news!
Don’t miss your chance to participate in Phase 3 of Our Summit, the county’s year-long community visioning process! Your responses will directly impact and guide the future of our county.
Throughout the other two phases of the visioning process so far, we have determined, through a number of community conversations and questionnaires from residents across the County that there are strong themes that unite us all. The Our Summit team identified the community areas they’d like to solicit specific feedback from include: Henefer, Echo, Coalville, Hoytsville, Wanship, Snyderville Basin/Kimball Junction, and the Kamas Valley. It is clear that Summit County’s growth should not be isolated to one area, but rather, the County should grow together at different scales and with different priorities for each community area.
The goal for Questionnaire #3 is to identify these priorities and how they should be addressed. By taking the questionnaire, you’ll help us understand how YOU prioritize certain features of your local community, what enhancements you would like to see, and how you think growth should be handled. You can take Questionnaire 3 TODAY at oursummitcounty.com
Shifting gears to another form of community engagement….elections and voting! The 2023 Municipal Primary Elections are THIS TUESDAY, September 5, 2023. There will be a primary election held for Coalville City, Park City, and South Summit Fire District. To view dropbox locations, election day voting locations, and more information on what you need to know for the primary elections, please visit summitcounty.info/2023elections.
Fall 2023 Community Noxious Weeds TourDid you know fall is the best time to take care of noxious weeds? Summit County’s Weed Control program is hosting a Fall Community Noxious Weeds Tour on Saturday, September 9 from 9 AM to 11:30 AM. Residents will join Weed Superintendent, Dave Bingham, and Weed Enforcement Officer, Dan Peña, along with some other special guests to learn about the “most-wanted” weeds here in Summit County! There will be a specific focus on rosette identification for treating bi-annual weeds. Don’t know what a rosette is? Don’t know what makes weeds biannual? Then this Weeds Tour is for you! Transportation will be provided for up to 14 people, so please RSVP FOR FREE at summitcounty.info/fallweedstour to reserve your spot.
Here’s another event you definitely don’t want to miss out on: The Summit County Health Department is hosting their second event in the Climate Change and Public Health Speaker Series on September 19 at National Ability Center’s “The Hub” @ 1000 Ability Way in Park City. This session of the speaker series will highlight how local risks to the natural environment influence the public’s physical and mental health. For FREE registration and more info, visit: summitcountyhealth.org/speakerseries
And finally, we’d like to close out with wishing you all a Happy Labor Day Weekend! As a reminder, Summit County offices will be closed on Monday, September 4 for the federal holiday. The Sheriff’s Office and local Fire/EMS crews will have limited staff working that day. All Summit County offices will return to regular hours on Tuesday, September 5. Please practice your #FireSense this weekend–have fun and be safe, and enjoy time with your friends and family!