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Municipal Election Notice

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. 


Alta Planning Commission: Public Hearing on Proposed Ordinance

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.

Alta Dog Program Update

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

UDOT LCC EIS Public Comment Period open until May 3rd, 2019

March 18, 2019

UDOT recently adjusted the Little Cottonwood Canyon EIS
(S.R. 210) to focus on trailhead parking, avalanche
mitigation and trac congestion on Wasatch Boulevard.
UDOT and the Central Wasatch Commission (CWC) are
beginning a concurrent, but separate Transportation
Action Plan to address regional mobility by providing a
prioritized list of actions for future improvements in both
Cottonwood Canyons.

The study teams invite you to provide your comments on
the transportation challenges and issues that matter to
you in the Cottonwood Canyons.

Attend an open house at Cottonwood Heights City Hall on April 9th at 2019 from 4-8 PM, or visit the project website for more information and to provide comment. The scoping/public comment period closes on May 3rd, 2019.

February Planning Commission Postponed

February 20, 2019

The Alta Planning Commission meeting regularly scheduled for February 26th has been postponed until the next regular meeting on March 26th.

Alta Central is hiring a part-time dispatcher

Alta Central is hiring a part-time dispatcher

Alta Central dispatchers receive emergency and non-emergency calls, work with multiple agencies, and monitor and operate a variety of telephone, radio, and computer systems. This unique position is perfect for someone with a flexible schedule that loves to ski and appreciates the mountain environment. Part-time dispatchers regularly work 8 hours per week and cover vacation time for the full-time dispatchers as needed which can be up to 40-48 hours.

Full job posting available here along with instructions on how to apply by March 22, 2019.

Statement from Mayor Sondak on February 16th 2019 Structure Fire

February 17, 2019

Yesterday afternoon a fire broke out in several units of the Village at Sugarplum. I am glad to say that no one was injured. Our sympathies are with those who lost property and who suffered the trauma of the fire.

Power and gas have been restored to all units except those directly affected. The bypass road is open, though the lower Sugarplum road is currently closed.

With the cold and the amount of snow in Alta, firefighting and other aspects of public safety were a challenge. I was engaged from the beginning and I was briefly on scene till about midnight.

The specific cause of the fire is yet to be determined and the Town and other agencies will be considering what if any changes this incident suggests we make to our policies and procedures.

I am very grateful for and proud of the skill, professionalism, compassion, and good humor of all who were involved in responding to this emergency.

–Harris Sondak, Mayor