Wasatch County

Heber, Midway and Wasatch County

Wasatch County is one of the fastest growing areas in the country and there are management challenges of providing services like fire protection, water and sewer. The county council dissolved the Brighton Estates Special Services District in 2017 and that action has resulted in the homeowners association challenging the county’s decision in court. Carolyn Murray has this:

Lassonde Institute University of Utah

$20,000 has been awarded to students in the 2018 Lassonde Institute Utah High School Entrepreneur Challenge.  Out of 150 innovations submitted, five teams from Park City High School and one from Wasatch High School finished in the top 20. 

Brighton Estates is a Wasatch County subdivision adjacent to the 1,350-acre Bonanza Flat open space recently purchased by Park City. The Wasatch County Fire District has concerns about its ability to deliver fire and emergency services to the neighborhood given how remote it is and how primitive the roads are. Carolyn Murray has this:

Fire District fees have increased for Wasatch County property owners this year. With the rapid growth in the county, there are additional impact fees that will likely be put in place for next year. A needs assessment is underway which will help define what increases property owners can expect. Carolyn Murray has more:

The Wasatch County Democrats are holding their nominating convention this week.  It’s an open convention and they are inviting all Wasatch Residents to attend.  Carolyn Murray has this:

The Brighton Estates Homeowners Association is suing Wasatch County and the County Council for dissolving the Special Services District last year. The district was originally established in 2013 at the county’s request as a way to pay for the needed infrastructure upgrades in Brighton Estates. The property owners group believes the council’s action was illegal and only inhibits future development of the area. Carolyn Murray has this:

Utah Open Lands

The Wasatch County subdivision, Brighton Estates, adjacent to Bonanza Flats, has many hurdles to cross if a property owner wants to build.  Fire access and water availability are two big obstacles to successfully pulling a building permit.   Carolyn Murray has this:

Heber City

A $15 million open space bond resolution passed the Wasatch County Council on Wednesday in a 4 to 3 vote. Wasatch County residents will have the chance to weigh in on the ballot initiative in November.  The work of writing the bond language and educating the public begins immediately.  Carolyn Murray has this:  

Efforts to expand Medicaid in Utah have met roadblocks in the state legislature since the Affordable Care Act was signed in 2010 by President Barak Obama. Utah lawmakers passed a Medicaid expansion bill this year.  Critics say it has no chance of getting federal approval because it doesn’t meet the ACA guidelines requiring coverage up to 138% of the poverty level. Proponents in the legislature disagree and are hoping for support from the federal government.  Carolyn Murray has this:

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:

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