Courtesy Oakley City Website

Oakley Mayor Wade Woolstenhulme notes that his City Council supported Summit County’s new transit taxes. The council was a little apprehensive, given all the other proposals pending for new taxes.

Mayor Woolstenhulme explained why his Council supported the new taxes.

Courtesy Oakley City Website

Oakley Mayor Wade Woolstenhulme said they went through a learning experience last month, when one of their major well sources required some repair and maintenance.

The Mayor said the problem occurred at a well with, maybe, a fitting name.

Oakley City

One of Summit County’s major events every summer is the Oakley Rodeo. The 83rd annual edition is running this year from the 4th until Saturday the 7th. Oakley Mayor Wade Woolstenhulme said all the dates are sold out for one of the most renowned rodeos in the country.

Mayor Woolstenhulme said that at this point, they have plans for a professional firework show every night of the rodeo

Summit County

The Summit County Council has less than two weeks to decide if it will implement a new transit sales tax—with a share of the revenues going to local cities.

The council asked local mayors how they feel, at a Monday meeting of the Council of Governments. (COG)

In general, the mayors had mixed feelings, saying they were apprehensive how citizens would react to a new tax coming their way; on top of the levies that have been recently passed or are being proposed this year.

A sentence of up to five years in the Utah State Prison has been handed down to an out-of-state fugitive. He was caught in Summit County and committed a number of offenses here. Rick Brough has more:

A motorist from Cache County has been charged by the Summit County Attorney's office for injuring a motorcyclist in an incident near Oakley last month. Rick Brough has more:

After calling a halt last week, Oakley City has announced that outside watering can likely resume on Monday. Rick Brough has more:

Oakley City has notified its residents that no outside watering is allowed until further notice. That's occurring while one of their major sources is under repair, and the city is trying to find out why another source is being depleted. Rick Brough has more:

Courtesy Summit Land Conservancy

The Summit Land Conservancy announced last week that they have completed the preservation of 20 acres along the Weber River in Oakley. That occurred with the city of Oakley buying the land from the conservancy, to keep it as open space in perpetuity. Rick Brough has more:

The South Summit Trails Foundation has been hard at work putting together a network of pathways in the Oakley-Kamas area. Their partners include cities like Oakley and the U.S. Forrest Service. Rick Brough has more: