The East Side Planning Commission, at their last meeting, got an update on the study process that’s been underway for over a year, on the Cedar Crest Village Overlay plan in Hoytsville.

The East Side Planning Commissioners involved in the study are generally supportive of the plan.

In April of last year, 27 property owners, holding a combined 1100 acres around Hoytsville, submitted a Village Overlay application.    The following month, the County Council approved an Overlay Study Area and appointed seven of the owners to a committee.

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The Summit County Council Wednesday got an update from the landowner committee working on a Village Overlay zone in the Hoytsville area. The group also came with a request for the Council.

The group is looking to set up a new interchange, at the spot where Creamery Lane crosses under Interstate 80. They asked the Council to support putting the project on the Transportation Infrastructure Project List for UDOT, which is known as the STIP.

Council Member Doug Clyde told us they’re supportive, but the Overlay project is still in its early stages.

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Summit County Council Member Kim Carson says she’s excited that the county has preserved three major land parcels in North Summit—not just for open space, but to continue agricultural activity.

Meeting on Wednesday, the council approved three conservation easements for the Summit Land Conservancy.

The county will be a co-holder on the easements, which legally will help the Conservancy to obtain funding.

Carson has details on the three properties.

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As we’ve reported the Summit County Council on Wednesday hosted an introduction for a proposed Hoytsville Village Overlay. Council member Doug Clyde says it is a highly unique process that lets property owners’ band together to work out a Master Plan for their land.

The proposed Overlay is comprised of 1,100 acres, under 28 owners. Clyde said its adjacent to Coalville, with parts of it set close to the Interstate.

The proposal is for a rezone, and in considering it, the council has to look at the public health, safety and welfare.

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Summit County’s planning department has received its first proposal for Village Overlay zoning on the East Side.

County development director Pat Putt said that in late April, they received a request for an Overlay zone from 28 property owners in Hoytsville. In total, they hold a little over 1,000 acres.

Putt said the proposal will go to the County Council on May 22nd. He explained what will happen from there.

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A reconstruction project on the Hoytsville Road overpass in North Summit had to halt for the winter. That left a bridge out over Interstate 80, and motorists forced to use a different route.

But county officials say the project is due to start up again in just days and will be finished this summer.

The halt to the road project stirred concerns from some residents. County Council Member Glenn Wright noted they heard complaints during a recent Coffee with Council event in Coalville.

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Residents in the Hoytsville area will be voting on incorporating and creating their own town this Election Day. 

Residents will have the opportunity to vote on incorporation this Election Day.  Summit County Community Development Director Pat Putt says that if Hoytsville residents choose to incorporate they’d still be more than a year out before they had a functioning city government.

A Rhode Island man was arrested in Summit County on I-80 with more than 200 lbs of marijuana. 

The arrest happened October 8th at about 1:00 pm. James Burns of Rhode Island, was traveling eastbound on I-80 near Hoystville when he was pulled over by a Utah Highway Patrol Trooper. Sgt. Nick Street with the Utah Highway Patrol explains what happened next.

On November 6th, voters in the Hoytsville area near Coalville will decide if they want to incorporate as a township.

Even if they say yes, one of the proponents of the new town, Bill Wilde, says it will take effort from the citizens to make it work.

The Hoytsville issue is headed for the ballot, since a study commissioned by the state this summer found that a town would be feasible.

But Wilde acknowledged a town with about 450 residents and seven businesses won’t have a lot of revenue to operate on. The study estimated the annual cost would be $35,000.

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  A study by the state of Utah concludes that incorporating Hoytsville as a town is feasible.

That means the question will go on to be decided by residents of the area on the November ballot.

Earlier this year, five landowners filled a petition with the Lt. Governor’s office to create a new town along a stretch of Hoytsville Road south of Coalville.

A Summit County man shot his son in the leg Friday morning during a domestic dispute. David Boyle has more:

A proposal before the state Lieutenant Governor's office is asking to incorporate a portion of Hoytsville as a town. At a recent public meeting, February 13th, in Coalville, drew about 60 people. The sponsors of the initiative explained the process they have to go through to get it before voters, possibly by November. Rick Brough reports. 

At a recent meeting, proponents of a Hoytsville town said they want to control their own destiny, especially in terms of growth and development. What that led to in the discussion were complaints about the red tape at Summit County's planning department and feeling that the county is dominated by Park City. Rick Brough reports.


The Summit County Council has signed an option to purchase 80 acres in Hoytsville to serve as the new location for the Summit County Fair. Leslie Thatcher has more.

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A high-speed chase on Christmas Eve day started in Utah County and finished in Hoytsville, and involved officers from the State Highway Patrol, Summit County deputies and Park City Police. Rick Brough has more.