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Public Notice of Budget Hearing

June 12, 2017

The Alta Town Council will hold a public hearing to receive comments and questions regarding the proposed 2017-2018 Fiscal Budgets (General Fund and Sewer and Water Enterprise Funds) and the Certified Tax Rate for the Town of Alta.

Following the public hearing on the proposed 2017-2018 Fiscal Budgets, the Alta Town Council will hold a public hearing to receive comments and questions regarding the proposed amendments to the 2016-2017 General Fund Budget.

Both hearings will be held on Thursday, June 15, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at the Alta Community Center/Library in Alta, Utah. Questions regarding the proposed 2017-2018 Fiscal Budgets or the proposed amendments to the 2016-2017 General Fund Budget may be directed to Kate Black, Town Clerk, P.O. Box 8016, Alta, Utah 84092, by calling 801-363-5105 or emailing kblack@townofalta.com.

2017 Municipal Elections

June 2, 2017

The deadline to file a declaration of candidacy in the 2017 Town of Alta municipal elections closed on Wednesday, June 7th at 5:00 PM. The following individuals filed their declarations of candidacy:

Jon H Fay II-Mayor
Harris Sondak-Mayor

Margaret Bourke-Town Council (at large)
Cliff Curry-Town Council (at-large)

For more information about elections or voting in Alta, please visit https://slco.org/clerk/elections/.

Community Mental and Behavioral Health Resources

April 13, 2017

As many readers have heard by this point, the Alta community has endured a couple of traumatic incidents recently with the unexpected passing of two long-time canyon employees and community members. Alta residents, business operators and property owners, and seasonal and year-round employees should be aware that a variety of services are available throughout Salt Lake County for individuals in need of mental or behavioral health assistance; click here to learn more.

USFS Scoping Notice Regarding Patsy Marley Hill Subdivision Utility Corridor Proposal

March 22, 2017

The US Forest Service is taking public comment on a proposal to develop a utility corridor that would serve the Patsy Marley Hill Subdivision. The proposal also includes the widening and partial paving of the existing Albion Basin Summer Road. Click here to read the scoping notice, which includes instructions to provide comments. Click here to review a variety of documents related to the proposal. The US Forest Service is taking comments during this scoping period until March 23rd. You can provide comments by downloading this comment form and returning your comments to the Forest Service via email, fax, or regular mail.

Click here to read the Town of Alta’s comment to the Forest Service regarding the proposal. This comment was submitted on Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017.

This proposal is similar to an earlier proposal by the Shrontz Estate to develop a utility corridor and summer road improvements. That proposal was retracted by the Estate and the current proposal has been refined from its original form. The Town of Alta submitted comments on the earlier proposal, which you can read here.


January 25, 2017

The Town of Alta will hold elections for Mayor and two (2) Town Council seats. The seats are “at-large,” meaning they are open to candidates town-wide. Each position has a four year term.

Interested residents of the Town of Alta may become candidates by filing a Declaration of Candidacy or Nomination Petition at the Town Clerk’s Office between June 1, 2017 and June 7, 2017, during regular business hours.

The general election will be held on Tuesday, November 7, 2017. If sufficient candidates file, a primary election will be held on Tuesday, August 15, 2017.

Candidate packets will be available in May at the Town Clerk’s Office or information may be obtained by calling (801)-363-5105. Information will also be available on the Town of Alta website at www.townofalta.com.

Dated this 25th day of January, 2017,

Kate Black
Town Clerk

Please Shovel Your Fire Hydrants!

December 9, 2016

Fire hydrants in and around the Town of Alta are sometimes overlooked in snow removal operations particularly during multi-day storm cycles. However it is absolutely critical that our emergency responders have access to hydrants at all times. If your home or business is adjacent to a fire hydrant, please incorporate snow removal around these hydrants into your own snow removal routines and prioritize “shoveling out” these hydrants. The Town of Alta and Unified Fire Authority appreciate your partnership on this important matter.

Commercial Core Project Update

November 10, 2016

The Alta Planning Commission is considering an amendment to its the Town of Alta General Plan based on the findings of the Commercial Core Plan. Click here to read a Draft General Plan Amendment, which would be a subsection to the current Section 4.3 “Town Center Commercial.” The intent of this draft general plan amendment is to acknowledge the project, describe the process followed to develop the plan, and to refer to key concepts from the plan.  If you are interested in learning more about this project, please contact Chris Cawley or John Guldner in the Alta Town Office at 801-363-5105, or visit the project website here.

Summer Road is open

July 11, 2016

The Town of Alta will operate a shuttle service for visitors who wish to visit the Albion Basin area from points within the Town. The shuttle service will run on weekends and holidays through Labor day. This is a free shuttle service and is on a first come first serve basis. The shuttle service will operate between the hours of 9:00 am and 5:30 pm .

Town of Alta Commercial Core Planning Project

June 28, 2016

On Monday, June 27th, the Alta Planning Commission hosted a presentation of the draft Town of Alta Commercial Core Plan. This document is available for viewing and download on the project website or by clicking here. If you wish to comment on the plan, please use the comment form on the lower right side of the project website. Please contact Chris Cawley, Assistant Town Administrator, at 801-742-3522 or Ccawley@townofalta.com with questions.