County Briefs, Dec. 12-15, 2015
First meeting about new fairgrounds
Summit County will host a public meeting Tuesday, Dec. 15, between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Quonset Hut, in Coalville, to discuss an 80-acre parcel in Hoytsville that the County Council is considering as a potential site for the county fairgrounds and a new community event center. The land is located between Judd’s Lane and Hoytsville Road south of Interstate 80. For more information, go to http://summitcounty.org/744/Proposed-Event-Center .
The second required hearing as part of the budget process is scheduled to be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16, at the County Courthouse, in Coalville. The Summit County Council has crafted an overall budget of $62.6 million, including $14.8 million specifically earmarked for capital projects. The county’s budget must be finalized and approved on or before Dec. 31.
East Side zoning hearing
The Eastern Summit County Planning Commission is scheduled to hold a hearing about the proposed amendments to Chapters 3 and 4 the Development Code at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 17, at the Kamas City Office. Planning commissioners recently finished readjusting the boundaries for the new zoning districts that are being considered for the East Side and will now craft the language to uphold the new districts. To view the map when it becomes available, go to http://summitcounty.org/590/Eastern-Summit-County-Planning-District.
Meredith Reed was elected to a two-year term as chair of the Summit County Democratic Party and said she sees an opportunity to ride the so-called blue wave that saw a Democratic surge nationally and within the state.