January 12, 2024 – Community Planning Lab Applications, Community Engagement Opportunities, Radon Awareness Month

It’s our 100th episode!

Today, we cover…

  • Application Deadline for Spring 2024 Community Planning Lab
  • Community Engagement Opportunities: Ure Ranch Open House, Cedar Crest Overlay Meeting
  • 2024 Presidential Primary Elections
  • Radon Awareness Month
  • 2024 Summit County Health Fee Schedule
  • Applications Open for Summit County Board of Health Positions

CPL Application Deadline
It’s time to apply for the SPRING 2024 Community Planning Lab, a 10-week course that can help YOU understand the processes that drive local planning and land use policy decisions.

Learn more and apply at summitcounty.org/planninglab. The deadline is January 17.

Cedar Crest Village Overlay Meeting
Speaking of planning and land use, mark your calendars for an upcoming Eastern Summit County Planning Commission meeting related to the Cedar Crest Village Overlay. 

The meeting will take place on January 18, 2024 at the Ledges Event Center starting at 6 PM. The agenda and staff report for the meeting  can be found at summitcounty.org/agendacenter. You’ll just have to scroll down to the Eastern Summit County Planning Commission section. You can also find more information about the project itself at summitcounty.org/cedarcrest.

Ure Ranch Open House
In March 2023, Summit County entered into an option agreement with the Ure family to acquire their farm in the Kamas Valley that is approximately 834-acres. To fund the purchase, Summit County will combine 2021 GO Bond (or Open Space) funds with funds from Summit Land Conservancy, limited development opportunities, state and federal grants, and other open space partners.

A Community Open House will be held on January 22nd from 6 pm to 8 pm at the Kamas Services Building located at 110 N. Main St. in Kamas, to learn about and contribute ideas and feedback on possible land use. Childcare and light dinner will be provided. All are welcome to attend.

While no decisions have been finalized for the property use yet, the County is committed to preserving the majority of the wet meadows as protected agriculture and open space.

The remainder of the property is being considered for historic preservation, education space, community gathering venues, recreation opportunities, continued agriculture/ranching production, and community housing or local family businesses.

So mark your calendars for January 22nd from 6pm to 8pm at the Kamas Services Building. We hope to see you there!

2024 Presidential Primary Elections
Heads up Summit County Voters! Your ballots for the 2024 Presidential Primary Election will be mailed by the Summit County Clerk’s Office on February 13 and should arrive in your mailboxes around February 16. Keep an eye out! Election Day is March 5!

You can cast your vote in person at early voting on February 29, March 1, March 2, and March 4. Can’t make it in-person? Your completed ballot should be placed in a Dropbox by 8 PM on March 5 or be placed in the mail with a postmark of March 4.

Questions? Visit summitcounty.org/elections to learn more OR contact the Summit County Clerk’s Office at 435-336-3040.

Radon Awareness
January is Radon Awareness Month! But, “What is radon?” you ask? It is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that is produced from the breakdown of Uranium in the soil. Radon enters the air of homes through cracks, pipes or ventilation.

Protect your family by testing for radon in your home! Summit County Health is offering $10 radon test kits for you to sample the air where you live. The more people that participate, the better  Summit County can track high areas of radon in our community. Visit any Summit County Health Department location in Kamas, Coalville or Park City to pick up your test kit today! If you have questions, contact the Health Department at 435-333-1511 or visit summitcountyhealth.org

Summit County Health Fee Schedule
Every three years Summit County Health re-evaluates the fee schedule to ensure that fees accurately reflect the services being provided to the community. The 2024 fee schedule was approved by the Board of Health on January 8, 2024. The new fee schedule, which began January 8 , 2024 can be found at summitcountyhealth.org

Applications Open for Summit County Board of Health Positions
Summit County Health is opening applications for positions on the Summit County Board of Health.There are currently five positions open for applicants. Summit County Board of Health is specifically seeking a member from the following groups: 1) Park City representative, 2) Snyderville Basin representative, 3) North Summit representative, 4) South Summit representative, and 5) a Citizen at Large.

Interested applicants must submit an online application at: summitcounty.info/bohapp. For further information contact Amy Jones at 435-336-3042. Deadline for applications is 5:00pm, Wednesday January, 24, 2024. Interested applicants must be a resident of Summit County.