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April 7, 2023 – Flood Season Info, The County’s 2023 Work Plan, Community Engagement Opportunities

April 07, 2023

Today we cover:


  • Important information related to flood season
  • Some quick updates on the County’s 2023 Work Plan
  • Community engagement opportunities for our listeners to participate in

Flooding 


The sun is back and we’re expecting some warm weather this weekend through next week! While the Salt Lake Office of the National Weather Service has noted that flooding is not expected for most areas this weekend, be aware that some rivers and streams may be running high, swift, and cold.


As we enter into flood season and begin to witness spring runoff, be sure to review our online resources atsummitcounty.org/flooding. It is a useful tool for Summit County residents to access important flooding safety information and resources.


At summitcounty.org/flooding you will find info on:



  • How to sign up for emergency and non-emergency alerts from the county related to flooding.




  • How to properly fill a sandbag, where to access FREE sandbags throughout the county, and who to contact for more in case of a flooding emergency.




  • There is other flood-related information there as well, including info on flood insurance, how to determine if your house falls in the floodplain, the do’s and don’ts during flood season, and more.



This page will continue to be updated throughout flood season, so make sure you have it bookmarked Summit County! Again, all of this info can be found at summitcounty.org/flooding.


2023 Work Plan


At this week’s County Council meeting, the County Manager’s Office introduced amendments to the 2023 work plan.


What exactly is a work plan again? 


In 2018, the County Council began adopting an official Work Plan each budget cycle as a way to help staff focus their hours on work that aligns with the budget. Traditionally, the proposed Work Plan lists projects for County offices and departments related to council’s strategic objectives or are critical to advancing a County’s functions. This list demonstrates to the public and the county staff the areas where staff hours and the County budget will be spent throughout  the year and its budget cycle.


Some, but not all of, of the amendments to the Work Plan included:



  • Emphasizing the council’s strategic priority to manage and mitigate the impacts of growth in our county.




  • Adding an action item that analyzes development codes, ordinances, and processes as they relate to growth and population management.




  • It also adds in exploring the formation of a regional housing authority.




  • Adding an action item that will investigate the possible development of a Continuing Care Residential Community (CCRC) in Summit County in coordination with the Gray Ribbon Committee and other senior citizen advocates.




  • Adding an action item related to improving relationships with the Utah State Legislature to affect more positive outcomes for Summit County during the annual legislative session



The council approved the amendments. To view the amended 2023 Work Plan in its entirety, please visit: bit.ly/workplan23.


Rail Trail Last Chance 


The Summit County Planning Department has a draft of the Rail Trail Corridor Plan ready to review and now is the final chance for community members to give feedback.


You can review the draft plan at summitcounty.org/railtrail and share your approval rating at the bottom of the page.


If you have further suggestions on the plan, we recommend you attend the final Planning Commission meeting on Tuesday, April 11 at the Richins Building in Kimball Junction at 6:00 pm.


If you have any questions, please email mmcdonough@summitcounty.org.


Community Planning Lab 


The Community Planning Lab participants are some of your friends and neighbors and they have spent 10 weeks learning the ins and outs of planning in Summit County. As part of the lab, they’ve designed a project to benefit our community!


Unfortunately, the snow last week delayed the 2023 Community Planning Lab final project presentations. BUT a new date has been scheduled for Monday, April 17 from 6-8 pm at the Kamas Valley Library Branch at 110 N Main Street in Kamas. We hope to see you there!


Our Summit 


Phase one of the County’s community visioning project has come to a close, but we’re already gearing up for phase 2 later this month! There will be a ton of exciting opportunities in the near future for Summit County residents to get even more involved in helping to shape the future of this wonderful place we call home. While we’ll be sure to keep you updated here and on the Summit County Website and social media channels, you can also stay in touch with at oursummitcounty.com.


Alright, that’s all the news we have for this week, tune in next week for more on Summit in 6.


 


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