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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.

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.