Summit County

By annexing 1,500 acres of land west of Interstate Highway 80 last week, the Coalville City Council took the first step toward considering the proposed Wohali development, where investors are proposing 500 high-end homes and a golf course.  Coalville Mayor Trevor Johnson says that the devil will be in the details, as Rick Brough reports:

Senator Kevin Van Tassell is the outgoing 26th District representative.  He’s finishing 12 years in the Utah legislature representing an expansive swath of northeastern Utah.  The district includes five counties, some of which border Wyoming and Colorado.  The landscape and culture are diverse as are the interests and priorities of its 101,000 constituents.  Kevin Van Tassell provided KPCW with an update of his final session.  Carolyn Murray has this:

Next year, Utah's  26th Senate District will have a new representative.  Kevin Van Tassell finished out the 2018 session after 12 years representing the diverse interests of the five counties that make up the northeastern section of the state.  Carolyn Murray has this:

Although more and more young people in our area use electronic cigarettes, the Summit County Health Department wants them to know that vaping is not a safe alternative to tobacco, as Rick Brough tells us:

The Summit County Council is still trying to determine the future of affordable housing in the area.  Council Member Glenn Wright said this was a major topic at the council's retreat last week, as Rick Brough reports:

Park City’s plastic bag ban was a target of one Republican lawmaker from Roy, Utah who persisted in his attempts to keep local governments from regulating or banning plastic containers.   Transit restructuring, Medicaid expansion and school equalization bills were also passed and will have some impact on area residents.  Carolyn Murray this:

A public hearing before the Coalville City Council Monday night drew more than 300 people to discuss the Wohali project, which proposes 500 high-end homes and a golf course west of Interstate 80.  Rick Brough has more:

The recently concluded Utah legislative session had some good news for Summit County... and some bad news, as well.  On some issues, the county still has questions, as Rick Brough tells us:

When participants at Monday's Summit County Council retreat discussed advancing transportation in a clean, efficient way, they weren't afraid to consider futuristic options.  Rick Brough has details:

At the Summit County Council's annual retreat on Monday, members talked about where they see the county 12 years out.  As Rick Brough reports, that timeframe wasn't chosen accidentally: