Wasatch School Board heard from around 25 members of the public on Thursday evening providing public comment on the $150 million school bond that will appear on Wasatch County resident ballots this November.

With more than 50 people in attendance at the September 19th meeting the school board heard input from the public for over two hours regarding the $150 million bond which will build a new high school on the northwest side of Heber and replace the current Midway Elementary school.

Heber Light & Power

Heber Light & Power customers may see a slight increase in their upcoming power bills. The power company says the increases are a result of increasing expenses and growth.

Heber Light and Power will have a 4% rate increase starting October 1st across all classes. General Manager Jason Norlen says that the average customers bill will go up a little over three dollars a month. Norlen says the key driver for the rate increase is growing costs.

Wasatch County

Wasatch County residents interested in preserving their land will soon be able to apply for part of the $10 million Open Space Bond passed last year.

A Wasatch County resident has been arrested and booked into Juvenile Detention after shots were fired at the state liquor store in Heber City Sunday night.

According to Heber City Police, the 16-year-old Wasatch County boy was booked into Juvenile Detention on multiple criminal charges. A press release from the police reports that Wasatch County Dispatch received an alarm call just after 6:30 Sunday evening at the Utah State Liquor Store, located on East Gateway Drive near the intersection of highways 189 and 40.

Momentum Development Group

The Sorenson Annexation Petition is moving forward. At the September 3rd City Council Work meeting the petitioner answered questions from the council.

Mike Bradshaw the President of Momentum Development Group stood before the council on Tuesday and answered questions posed regarding the Master Development Agreement.

The proposed master plan would develop five village areas within the 8,288 acres that make up the property. In total 3,166 acres would be developed for over 5,500 residential units. The rest of the 5,122 acres would be left for open space.

Connecting Wasatch

The transit study to look at a possible bus line inside and connecting outside Wasatch County is underway. The study is starting with an online survey for residents to fill out.

Earlier this year seven local government agencies including Wasatch County, Midway, Heber, Park City and the Utah Transit Authority agreed to enter into a study to look at public transit needs in Wasatch County. The Mountainland Association of Governments is the study manager. They’ve contracted with a team of consultants to conduct the study.

Heber Airport Museum

Heber City Council approved a grant agreement to fund the Airport Master Plan update at Tuesday’s city council.

What will Heber look like 30 years from now? Continued sprawl or high-density town centers with open space surrounding? Or something else? Answering those questions has been the purpose of the Envision Heber 2050 project. The Wednesday evening meeting saw the city come one step closer to updating their general plan.

Residents of Utah’s Third Congressional District were able to engage with their elected House representative John Curtis on Wednesday evening.

Envision Heber Website

Heber Valley has a few events on Wednesday including a visit from Representative John Curtis and a presentation of the Envision Heber 2050 project.

Utah Congressman John Curtis will be visiting Heber City on Wednesday evening. The state’s third congressional district representative will hold his townhall meeting from 5:00 to 6:00 pm at the Heber City Police Department located at 301 S Main Street. Curtis, who represents Wasatch County, will speak on current issues and take questions from the audience.

KayCe Goodrich

Heber City’s Main Street was closed for much of Monday morning as the Utah County bomb squad investigated a suspicious package.

At about 9:50 AM local law enforcement received a 911 call reporting a suspicious package in front of the Zions Bank on Heber’s Main Street. Shortly after the call traffic was closed on Heber’s Main Street between Center Street and 100 North.

KayCe Goodrich works for American Family Insurance located on the upper level of the Bank Block building across the street from Zions Bank. She says the day started out normal but changed by mid-morning.  

Heber City Council’s meeting Tuesday included discussion around the update to the airport master plan. Council members considered names of those who would serve on committees to help guide the process.

Heber City Council

Heber City Council meets Tuesday evening to discuss another annexation area, the new high school and other items.

Heber’s City Council meet in a work meeting starting at 4:30. At 5:00 the council will have a discussion on long-term funding mechanisms for Historic Downtown Heber led by City Manager Matt Brower.

During the regular meeting at 6:00 Council will discuss an application for annexation from the North Village area. The 67-acre area runs along US 40 near and around the Utah Valley University campus.

The race for the three Heber City Council seats has narrowed from eight to six.  

Of Heber’s 6,989 registered voters 1,801 ballots were cast. For a total of 25.77% voter turnout.

Rachel Kahler led the way with 987 votes winning 21.13% of the vote total. Mike Johnston and Ryan Stack finished as the top three vote getters winning 17.25% and 15.45% of the vote.

Perry Rose as well as incumbents Jeff Bradshaw and Ron Crittenden will also be on November 5th’s General election ballot. Rose and Bradshaw captured 11% of the vote, while Crittenden won 9.48% of the vote.

The Wasatch Back chapter of the Citizens' Climate Lobby hosted a panel discussion on climate change Wednesday evening. Three mayors of Wasatch Back communities were in attendance to share what their cities are doing to combat climate change.