Unified Fire Authority is bringing a wood chipper to Alta between September 16 and 19, to help property owners reduce wildland fire hazard by chipping fuel material gathered from around structures and stacked according the certain guidelines. For information about how to mitigate hazardous fuels, and how to stack piles of material for chipping, click here for a brochure. If you would like to participate, your pile must be assembled by September 15th. Please contact Chris Cawley in the town office if you have questions.
August 9, 2019
Late in the evening on August 8th, a severe thunderstorm impacted Little Cottonwood Canyon, resulting in several large mudflows, damage to SR 210, and a prolonged road closure. The most heavily impacted portion of the canyon is below Snowbird. As of Friday afternoon, opportunities for uphill and downhill vehicle travel in the canyon will be limited, in order to provide crews opportunities to remove debris and repair damaged infrastructure. SR-210 will be open for uphill traffic from 5-530 PM, and it will be open for downhill traffic from 530-6 PM. For real-time updates to the SR 210 road status, follow @altacentral or @canyonalerts on Twitter.
June 24, 2019
The Town of Alta is proposing to increase its property tax revenue. Click here to view the notice. 2019 Notice of Alta Proposed Property Tax Increase
June 20, 2019
Stage one of the 2019 Tour of Utah professional cycling race will begin and end at Snowbird Ski Resort on Monday, August 12th. The “time trial” prologue stage will depart from Snowbird Entry 2, go up SR 210 to the top of the bypass road, descend the bypass road, and return to Entry 2. This will result in a closure of this portion of SR 210 and of the Bypass Road, and it will entail residential access restrictions in those areas between roughly 11 AM and 3 PM on Monday, August 12th. Please see the Tour of Utah website for more information.
May 17, 2019
Due to ommissions in the original request for proposals (RFP) for the project, the Town of Alta is issuing an updated RFP for a contractor to develop and fabricate interpretive signage along the Lower Albion Meadows Trail in Alta, Utah. Please find the updated RFP here, and please contact Chris Cawley, Assistant Town Administrator, at Ccawley@townofalta.com, or 801-742-6010, with questions. Please submit proposals by 5:00 PM on Wednesday, May 22nd.
May 13, 2019
2019 Little Cottonwood Canyon Clean Up Day will take place on June 19th. The event will be similar to previous years, with a light breakfast served by the Alta Lodge from 8:45 to 9:30 AM, and a BBQ lunch with prize drawings on the Snowbird Plaza Deck. Participation is limited to Alta residents and employees and their immediate families. Please see the event notice here and contact Chris Cawley with any questions at 801-742-6010.
May 6, 2019
The Central Wasatch Commission is hiring a deputy director. The Town of Alta is a member of the Commission. Please see the job listing, which is posted on the Salt Lake City Corporation website: https://external-slcgov.icims.com/jobs/3353/deputy-director–central-wasatch-commission/job
March 28, 2019
Election Notice A municipal election will be held this year for two town council positions, both four-year terms. The candidate filing period is between Monday, June 3 and Friday, June 7. Interested persons may file for office with the town clerk at the Alta Town Office, 10201 East Hwy 210, during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
March 21, 2019
The Town of Alta Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 3:00pm in the Alta Community Center/Library, 10361 East Highway 210, to receive input on a proposed ordinance which makes amendments and additions to Municipal Code Title 8, Utilities, Chapter 3, Sewer Service Regulations and Title 10, Land Use Regulations. Chapter 1 (General Provisions), Chapter 2 (Enforcement), Chapter 6 (Zoning Districts A-D, and adopting E, the Albion Basin Overlay Zone), Chapter 7 (Supplementary and Qualifying Regulations), Chapter 8 (Nonconforming Buildings and Uses), and Chapter 11 (Subdivisions). For more information on the proposals, please see the Alta Planning Commission Agendas and Minutes page and view the meeting materials for the March 26th Planning Commission meeting. The regularly scheduled March Alta Planning Commission will follow the public hearing.
March 19, 2019
March 19, 2019 Alta Dog Program Update
(click here for full update)
Annually, the Town Council reviews the number of dog licenses to be assigned, the fees to be charged, and to authorize a drawing if applicable. In short, on 3/18/19 the Town Council took action to authorize a drawing on May 1, 2019 at noon for 6 Class A licenses and 1 Class B license.
Class A – 27 (21 assigned / 6 unassigned)
Class B – 44 (43 assigned / 1 unassigned)
Class C – 14 (14 assigned)
Class D – 10