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view shows a road in Midway with a rendering of the proposed power poles that could be installed
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Midway City Council met in a work meeting Tuesday morning to discuss options for the power lines that will go through about a mile of the city.

In the work meeting Midway City Council heard from the city’s attorney Corbin Gordon. Gordon laid out the options for the city when it comes to the conditional use permit application from Rocky Mountain Power and Heber Light and Power to place new power lines on the historical route through the city. Gordon said in many ways the cities hands are tied since installing the lines is a permitted use.

Ballots will begin to be sent out on October 16th, Wednesday to all active registered voters. There will be four different ballots sent out during the election.

All residents of Wasatch County will receive a ballot asking about the $150 million school bond election which if passed would replace Midway Elementary School and create a new high school in the valley.

Three municipalities will receive ballots with additional city council races.

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.

Midway Boosters hosted a forum regarding the $150 million school bond that would create a new high school in the valley and replace Midway Elementary School on Thursday evening.

The event allowed two Midway parents, one for and one against the bond, to lay out their reasoning for their votes. Member of Citizens Building Education Brad Wagstaff went first. He started by pointing out the reality of rapid growth in the Heber Valley.

The Mayors of six Wasatch County towns released a statement regarding the Wasatch School District $150 million bond.

The Mayors of Charleston, Wallsburg, Daniel, Interlaken, Midway and Heber City have all signed a statement regarding the $150 Million School Bond Wasatch County residents will vote on this election season. The five-paragraph statement was released on Wednesday.

Heber City Mayor Kellen Potter said that after asking questions to the board at an interlocal meeting and a public hearing she heard that she was being described as against addressing the issue.

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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Heber Light & Power is conducting a survey amongst their customers to look at where future energy should come from for the utility.

Every five years or so Heber Light and Power conducts an integrated resource plan to take a look at the company’s current power portfolio and look ahead to the future. General Manager Jason Norlen says part of that plan includes a survey of customers.

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.

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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.

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A request by Zermatt Resorts for $30,000 in a business grant was not voted on by Midway City Council at Tuesday’s council meeting. However, the request did jumpstart a conversation around how the city ought to spend transient room tax and transportation issues in the city.

Midway Mayor Celeste Johnson outlines the transportation issue Zermatt is asking the city help for in their $30,000 ask.

After an hour and a half of discussion and bargaining Midway City Council directed city staff to prepare an agreement with Watts Enterprises to amend the approved master plan for Remund Farms.

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