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Town of Alta Emergency Proclamation #5

May 22, 2020

Mayor Sondak issued Town of Alta Emergency Proclamation #5 effective May 15th, 2020 and amended it on May 21, 2020 to include the May 28, 2020 expiration date. This order has been approved by the State of Utah and Salt Lake County Health Departments, and it contains requirements in place in similar communities elsewhere in Utah. The order provides specific requirements for lodging properties, business operations, out of state travel, face coverings, group size limits, housekeeping services, building and construction activities, and other activities. Click here to view a summary memorandum. Town of Alta Emergency Proclamations 2, 3, and 4 have been rescinded.

State of Utah Phased Guidelines V4.4

May 4, 2020

Click here to view a notice of proposed boundary adjustment and public hearing giving notice that the Town of Alta and the Unified Fire Service Area have adopted a joint resolution indicating the intent of the Board and the Town Council to adjust the boundary of the Service Area to include the Town of Alta.  The Alta Town Council will hold a public hearing on the proposed boundary adjustment, which will occur at 4:00 PM on June 17th, 2020 Alta the Alta Community Center/Library. NOTE: This meeting may take place electronically due to ongoing public health concerns and information about the location of the meeting will be posted within 24 hours of the meeting.

Click here to read a letter from Mayor Sondak about joining the Unified Fire Service Area.

Emergency Proclamations Related to COVID-19

April 28, 2020

On April 8th, the Alta Town Council adopted Resolution 2020-R-5 consenting and extending Emergengy Proclamation NO. 1 OF 2020 in excess of thirty days, which extended the town’s state of emergency declaration and all emergency proclamations subsequently issued by Mayor Sondak. Please see below for those proclamations. The Alta Town Council will consider whether to extend the state of emergency beyond term of Resolution 2020-R-5 at its regular meeting next Wednesday, May 6th. Click here for information about town council meetings. 

March 14 Proclamation Number 1 declaring a local state of emergency in Alta.

March 18 Proclamation Number 2 restricting gatherings; closing restaurants, bars, and lodging facilities; implementing social distancing protocols and other measures at businesses; and reducing Town of Alta operations to essential services.

March 31 Proclamation Number 3  adopting Salt Lake County Health Order requiring people stay home; requiring private vehicles not to contain individuals who do not reside in the same household; prohibiting gathering and crowding at trailheads; prohibiting urinating or defecating on public property; and clarifying or extending social distancing and business operations requirements.

April 1 Proclamation Number 4 requiring individuals who’ve traveled to Alta from outside the State of Utah to self-quarantine for a period of 14 days; imploring non-resident homeowners to leave or not travel to Alta, and requiring them to self-quarantine if they do travel to Alta; and requiring housekeepers not to enter occupied units until those units have been vacant for 72 hours.

March 18th Magna, UT Earthquake

April 8, 2020

Just after 7:00 AM on Wednesday, March 18th, the Salt Lake region experienced a magnitude 5.7 earthquake with an epicenter near the city of Magna. This was the largest earthquake in the Salt Lake region in over 50 years. Alta residents and locals reported feeling moderate to strong shaking in Alta, but the town has not heard reports of injuries or of damage to structures or critical infrastructure.

Alta property owners should inspect structures for cracks in foundations, walls, ceilings, and roofs; inspect doors and windows to ensure proper opening, closing, and latching; and inspect utilities including water lines and gas lines. Document any damage, and contact the town with questions. If you notice damage from the earthquake and would like to have your property inspected, click here for a link to a Salt Lake County Damage Assessment Survey.

Click here for a flier from Salt Lake County. Damage assessments are due April 22nd.

Reading Room

March 13, 2020

Until further notice, the Alta Community Center /Library is temporarily closed to the general public in accordance with best practices related to mitigating exposure of the COVID-19 virus.

Town of Alta Community Center Feasibility Study RFP

February 21, 2020

As of 5:00 PM on February 21st, the Town of Alta is no longer accepting proposals for the community center feasibility study. The Town anticipates making a decision and notifying respondents by March 6th. Documents related to the community center and the feasibility study can be found below.

Click here to view a plat representing the land conveyed to the Town of Alta by the US Forest Service, including the “community center parcel.”

Click here to view a study of potential avalanche mitigation infrastructure alternatives above the Town of Alta, prepared for the Utah Department of Transportation Avalanche Safety Program by Dynamic Avalanche Consultants in 2016.