What’s New

July 30, 2020

UDOT and other agencies will complete several construction projects on SR 210 in Little Cottonwood Canyon between August and November 2020, including:

–High-T Interesctions in three locations near Alta and Snowbird
–Continued work to repair damage to the roadway resulting from historic mudslides in August 2019
–Construction of a merge lane from the mouth of the canyon east to the intersection with Wasatch Resort road
–Construction of a parking lot serving recreation visitors in the lower canyon in the “Grit Mill” area

For graphics depicting project areas and more information, visit the UDOT Cottonwoods website.

Salt Lake County Health Department Issues Special Order Requiring Face Coverings

June 26, 2020

On Friday, June 26th, the Salt Lake County Health Department issued a special order related to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The order provides that any individual within Salt Lake County who is age two and over and able to medically or psychologically tolerate a face covering shall be required to wear a face covering that completely covers the nose and mouth in public areas where consistent social distancing of at least six feet is not possible, reasonable, or prudent. The order is effective as of June 26. Click here to read the order and click here for additional Salt Lake County and State of Utah Guidance.

Salt Lake County Small Business Impact Grant program

June 16, 2020

Salt Lake County is offering $40 million to businesses within the county that have not been able to access assistance from other COVID-19 related funding opportunities. This funding was provided to Salt Lake County by the Federal Government under the CARES Act. Key SBIG program eligibility requirements include:

• Businesses must have been operating prior to Jan. 1, 2020
• Businesses must have fewer than 100 employees
• Business must have been directly impacted due to the Public Health Orders; a list of industries eligible is available at slco.org/covid-19/economy/grants
• Businesses must not have already received financial aid through federal, state, or local COVID-19 programs funded through the CARES Act

For more information about the opportunity and to apply, visit https://slco.org/covid-19/economy/grants/

2020 Canyon Clean Up Day: June 16th

June 5, 2020

The Town of Alta and Snowbird, in partnership with UDOT, are hosting Little Cottonwood Canyon Cleanup Day on Tuesday, June 16th. This year’s event will not feature breakfast or lunch, and we will not offer t-shirts. Participants need to wear masks when they attend the morning check-in to collect bags and vests, maintain 6 feet of distance between participants of different households, and drive themselves to designated portions of the canyon. Please read the notice for these and other details about the event.

As always, participation in Canyon Clean Up Day is limited to residents and employees of Alta and Snowbird businesses. Registration is required: contact Chris Cawley at Ccawley@townofalta.com if you would like to participate.

Tentative Town of Alta Budgets FY 2020-2021

June 4, 2020

The Alta Town Council will hold a public hearing to receive comments and questions regarding the proposed 2020-2021 Fiscal Budgets (General Fund, Sewer and Water Enterprise Funds, and the Alta Special Service District) and the Certified Tax Rate for the Town of Alta and the Alta Special Service District.

Following the public hearing on the proposed 2020-2021 Fiscal Budgets, the Alta Town Council will hold a public hearing to receive comments and question regarding the proposal for Alta to join the Unified Fire Service Area.

Both hearings will be held Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. in a virtual town council meeting with live viewing details to be announced on the town’s website at www.townofalta.com. Questions and comments regarding the proposed 2020-2021 Fiscal Budgets or the proposed amendments to the 2019-2020 General Fund Budget may be directed to Piper Lever, Town Clerk, P.O. Box 8016, Alta, Utah, 84092, by telephone at 385-449-1887 or by email to plever@townofalta.com. The deadline for submittal of written comments is 5:00 pm on Tuesday, June 16, 2020.

June 1st Message from Mayor Sondak regarding COVID-19 in Alta

June 1, 2020

Click here to view a letter from Mayor Sondak to the Alta community regarding the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic and the status of the Town of Alta’s response. Please note the wrong letter was initially attached – the correct version is being attached 6/5/2020.

Click here to see a version of a new emergency proclamation drafted, but not implemented, after the Utah Department of Health prohibited the Town of Alta from issuing the proclamation. The draft proclamation details a series of meaures individuals and businesses can take to reduce the risk of contracting and spreading COVID-19. Mayor Sondak and the Town of Alta urge Alta community members and business operators to consider taking the precautions set forth in the draft proclamation in order to protect yourselves, your employees, your customers, and our community from what continues to be an urgent threat to public health.

Most of the State of Utah, including the Town of Alta, remain under guidelines contained in the Yellow Phase of the Utah Leads Together 3.0 plan.

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.