Summit County Council

The Summit County Council has a pretty light agenda on Wednesday. Rick Brough has more.

The Summit County Council last week heard a proposal to add 28,000 acres to the High Uintas Wilderness area in the county. A major question now will be - what are the impacts of that designation? Rick Brough has more.

Doug Dolde

The Summit County Council Wednesday night was shown a proposal to expand the High Uintas Wilderness area in Summit County by 28,000 acres - about 16 percent.

The Council also heard public input from citizens who support the wilderness expansion - and other who are concerned how it will impact fire prevention, the watershed and livestock activity. Rick Brough has more.

The agenda for the Summit County Council consists of several presentations - on topics from the weather to wilderness. Rick Brough has more.

Summit County has some important issues to work out with Vail and Canyons Resort in the near future, according to County Manager Bob Jasper. Rick Brough has more.

During their meeting last week, the Summit County Council looked to the future on a couple of topics. One was the Mountain Accord regional planning effort. The other was the dangers of landslides.

The Summit County Council offered to pay up to $243,000 to the Pine Meadows Ranch Owners Association to fix a portion of the road that serves the subdivision. Leslie Thatcher has more.

A member of the Summit County Council says he wants to have a frank and open discussion with his colleagues about whether they should continue with the Mountain Accord process.

In some brief comments Wednesday, Council member David Ure didn't give many specifics about his concerns, but did refer to the recent audit of the Utah Transit Authority. Rick Brough has more.

The Summit County Council didn't get any public comment at two public hearings.
Wednesday - one concerning a rate increase for their Mountain Regional water district; and the other, for a proposed $25 million dollar bond that would go on the November ballot for voters of the Snyderville Recreation District. Rick Brough has more.

Tour Of Utah Proved Successful

Aug 20, 2014
Cindy Kaiser

Nearly two weeks after the Tour of Utah passed through Summit County, leaders from the Kamas area say it was a well-run event.  That's an improvement over the last summer, when East Side mayors voiced some heartburn over the impact of bike races.