October 27, 2023 – County Council Meeting Cancellation, 2023 General Elections & Lots of Community Engagement Opportunities

Today, we cover…

  • This week’s county council meeting cancellation
  • Ward Away Energy Vampire Event (Nov. 2)
  • 2023 General Elections Info.
  • Summit Bike Share End-of-Season Survey
  • SHARP survey results presentation
  • Yard Waste Opt-In Program

Council Meeting Canceled

In case you missed it, this week’s County Council meeting was canceled in the final hour. With two council members traveling and one out sick, the Council was unable to reach a quorum, which is just the minimum number of members of the council that must be present at any of its meetings to make the proceedings of that meeting valid.

County Council Chair, Roger Armstrong, said in response to the cancellation of the council meeting: “It was unforeseen. We thought we were in pretty good shape. We always are a little off kilter when we have people traveling because we do have the risk of someone getting ill and rendering short. In the 11 years that I’ve been on Council, we’ve not had to cancel a Council meeting so this is a first.”

The agenda items initially slated for this week, including a discussion on child care, winter trash services, a 2023 work plan update, and continued 2024 budget discussions, will be rescheduled to a later council meeting.

We’ll be sure to keep listeners updated on that rescheduled date here on Summit in Six, on the county’s website (summitcounty.org), and on our social media channels (@summitcountyut on facebook, twitter and instagram).

“Ward Away Energy Vampires” Family-Friendly Event

In the spirit of spooky season, learn how “Energy Vampires” can steal energy and water resources from your home at the “Ward Away Energy Vampires” family-friendly event! Join us anytime between 4-6 p.m. next Thurs., Nov. 2 in the Richins Auditorium at the Kimball Junction Library to learn how you can save energy, water, and money at home through DIY strategies. Representatives from utility companies will be present to teach you about incentives, rebates, and tax credits. Learn about all of the affordable ways you can conserve electricity, gas, and water resources through interactive booths and crafts for kids! Register for free today at summitcounty.info/energyvampire.

General Elections are Nov. 21

This year’s General Election date has been moved to November 21, 2023. Please note, this change is not permanent and only pertains to 2023’s elections. 

The deadline to register and receive a vote-by-mail ballot for the General Election is by 5:00 PM on November 13, 2023. The easiest way to register if you have a current driver’s license is to go to voter.utah.gov

Voters who are not registered by Nov. 9, but are otherwise eligible to vote, may vote in early voting and in person on Election Day.

Find more info on General Elections such as early voting, voting by mail, voting assistance, visit summitcounty.info/2023elections.

Summit Bike Share End of Season Survey

Summit Bike Share closed for the season yesterday, on Thursday, October 26. We encourage residents and visitors to take the bike share’s end-of-season survey. Your answers will help guide Summit Bike Share’s future system improvements and expansion efforts. Access the survey at summitcounty.info/bikesurvey.

Opt-In Yard Waste Program

Got leaves? The Summit County Curbside Yard Waste Program is an optional curbside yard waste program that Republic Services is planning to offer to selected locations in Summit County in Spring 2024. In order to successfully launch the program, we need 3,500 residences in the selected area to opt into the program. If the minimum number of signups are received, participating residents will receive 95-gallon yard waste carts to place residential yard waste. Learn more about the program and how to sign up at summitcounty.info/optin.

SHARP Survey Results Presentation

Earlier this year, the SHARP survey was administered to 6th, 8th, 10th, and 12th graders in Summit County schools. This anonymous and voluntary survey gave students the chance to voice their views on topics such as mental health, substance use, bullying, and other health issues. The results have been compiled and will be presented on November 6th from 5pm – 6pm at the monthly Board of Health meeting at the Summit County Health Department office at 650 Round Valley Drive in Park City.

In-person attendance is welcome and encouraged, but the presentation will also be streamed live via Zoom. The recording will be made available on the Summit County Health website as well.

Learn about the challenges and issues our students face every day. Hear directly from SHARP Survey research expert Mary Johnstun with the research firm, Bach Harrison. After the half-hour presentation, attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions. 

We will have the Zoom link and dial-by-phone info in our show notes: