Midway City Council

Members of the Valley Opposition to Large Transmission lines, or VOLT, are busy working to raise $1.5 million to fund the burial of about a one mile stretch transmission lines that will go through Midway City, but the clock is ticking on that effort.


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At their Tuesday meeting Midway City Council swore in Lisa Kohler Orme for another term, as well as first term council members Steve Dougherty and Kevin Payne. One of the first items discussed by the new council was parking.

At their first meeting of 2020 Midway City Council considered an ordinance to amend their code regarding Festival Market Business Licenses, in order to incentivize the creation of public parking. Midway City planner Michael Henke introduced the idea.

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Heber and Midway City Council’s gather in their first meeting of the new year on Tuesday. In addition to swearing in new council members both councils also have a full agenda.


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On Tuesday Midway’s City Council unanimously voted to approve the joint conditional use permit or CUP submitted by Rocky Mountain Power and Heber Light & Power to construct new transmission lines to carry power coming through the southern portion of Midway. The approval was conditional on a few items, the key one being that the lines be buried.


spreadsheet showing what citizens prefer when it comes to burying transmission lines
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After a professional randomized survey 70% of Midway residents say they prefer the transmission lines running through the southern portion of the city be buried underground at extra cost rather than placed overhead.


Two properties that might be swapped between local governmental agencies
Heber City

Midway and Heber City Councils meet in regular session tomorrow evening. The councils will discuss annexations, short-term rentals, transmission lines and more.

view shows a road in Midway with a rendering of the proposed power poles that could be installed
Heber Light & Power

Midway residents will have two opportunities this week to learn more about and express their opinions on the Rocky Mountain Power and Heber Light & Power Transmission line which will run through the city.

The proposed transmission line will connect the Midway Substation to the Jordanelle Dam substation and go through Midway city limits for about a mile. The route follows existing transmission lines along Wards lane, Stringtown road and 970 South. The proposed poles range in height from 70-85 feet with dead end and crossing poles reaching from 80-110 feet above ground.

Wasatch County Clerks Office

City Council elections results in Wasatch County means new faces on Heber and Midway City Council. Of the six seats available on Heber and Midway City Councils only one was retained by an incumbent.

Preliminary election results were posted Tuesday evening by the Wasatch County Clerks office. In Heber City the top vote earner for council was Rachel Kahler with 2,125 votes. Kahler believes citizens of Heber City elected her in part because they want more communication.

The $150 million school bond to create a new high school in the Heber Valley and to replace the current Midway Elementary school will not pass according to Tuesday night results. 5,223 or 57% residents voted against the bond while 3,921 or 42% voted for it.

Midway residents heard from the four candidates running for Midway City Council on Thursday evening.

The Midway Boosters sponsored the event. During the October 10th meeting residents heard from the four candidates running for the three available seats on Midway’s City Council. For an hour and a half, they answered questions and discussed issues in Midway.

One question they were asked was how they would make the development process in Midway more ideal, and should the city stand up to developers even when legal action is threatened?

Here’s Incumbent Bob Probst.

The Midway Boosters are providing an opportunity for residents to meet the candidates for City Council. Additionally, the club is holding a school bond debate. The two town hall discussions take place at the Midway Community Center.

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A developer in Midway was looking at changing the master plan for the Homestead Resort. Now that those plans have fallen through a different organization is looking to revitalize the resort.

At the Tuesday October 1st City Council meeting Midway City Council approved the transfer of Master Plan transfer of rights. Midway City Mayor Celeste Johnson explains what the transfer means.

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Midway City Council received a report on the efforts from their Open Space Committee. The council also continued approval for a subdivision that would place just one house on seven acres.

The Midway open space committee brought four applications that have moved along the furthest to the Midway City Council at their Tuesday October 1st meeting.

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Midway City is moving forward on plans to connect trails within the town.

Midway City Mayor Celeste Johnson explains that developers in Midway have long had requirements to create trails while building out neighborhoods.

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Midway City Council meets Tuesday evening. Items on the agenda include discussions about a transfer of rights for the Homestead Master Plan, a rural preservation subdivision and an update from the Open Space Committee.

Midway City Planner Michael Henke says If city council votes in favor of the master plan transfer of rights the potential new owners of the Homestead Resort will be able to develop the property according to the 2007 approved master plan.

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