County Briefs, March 12-15, 2016 |

County Briefs, March 12-15, 2016


Candidate filing window open

The window to file as a candidate for the 2016 election opened on Friday. Four Summit County Council seats will be on the ballot, in addition to three Board of Education seats from each school district in Summit County. One local seat in the state Senate and three state House of Representatives seats will also be on the ballot.

As of Friday at around 1:35 p.m., the following candidates had filed:

  • Sean Wharton: County Council Seat B
  • Colin DeFord: County Council Seat B
  • Glenn Wright: County Council Seat E
  • Kim Carson: County Council Seat C
  • Tal Adair: County Council Seat E
  • Mel Brown: House of Representatives District 53

The filing window will be open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. on weekdays, until Thursday. Candidates for County Courthouse must file in person at the Summit County Clerk’s Office.

For more information about filing, call the Summit County Clerk’s Office at 435-336-3203

County Council pay increases

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The Summit County Council unanimously approved adjusting their wages on Wednesday. County Council members will begin earning $40,000 a year in 2017, in addition to receiving the benefits of a full-time employee. The chair will receive approximately $48,000. County Council members were previously paid $32,737 annually.

The five-member County Council meets weekly and is considered part-time. The County Council is responsible for approving the county’s budget, appointing citizen committees, enacting ordinances, administering programs and establishing special service districts, among other duties.

Basin interim director approved

The Summit County Council approved the promotion of Snyderville Basin Special Recreation District business manager Megan Suhadolc to interim director on Wednesday.

Suhadolc officially steps into her new role Saturday. She will replace longtime director Rena Jordan until a successor is found. In January, Jordan announced her decision to depart after serving as director for nearly a decade. Her last day was Friday.