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Heber Light & Power

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.

Heber Light and Power

Heber Light and Power and Rocky Mountain Power’s permit for a transmission line project that will connect power from the Jordanelle Dam to the Midway was continued last week by the Wasatch Planning Commission. One major consideration is whether to place those transmission lines underground or overhead. 

The proposed plan will result in transmission poles that will be between 65 to 95 feet. In order to lower the overall height of the poles, the power companies are burying the distribution and communication lines where possible.

Wasatch County

Wasatch County Planning Commission spent four hours at their June 4th meeting discussing a request from Heber Light and Power and Rocky Mountain Power for a conditional use permit to rebuild and extend a transmission line and build a 10-acre substation. In the end the item was continued to the commissions July 11th meeting to allow more discussion and information regarding the substation.

Around 50 people attended the commission meeting, most in the audience were citizens opposed to the plans.

Midway

The Midway City Council passed a height restriction ordinance in Tuesday’s meeting. It was done after a vote taken by the Heber Light and Power board last month approved a project that would install high power transmission lines through the Heber Valley.  Carolyn Murray has this:

Midway Mayor, Celeste Johnson told KPCW the City passed the ordinance hoping it would give them more say in the future of the project. 

Heber Light and Power

Heber Light and Power Company and Rocky Mountain Power return to the Wasatch Planning Commission on Thursday to request a Conditional Use Permit for the construction of the Jordanelle-Midway Transmission Line continuation through the Heber Valley. A citizens group known as VOLT wants people to know about the special work session and to encourage citizens to show up at the planning meeting. Last December, the Planning Commission asked the applicants to return with more information including studies evaluating the costs of burying some of the lines. Carolyn Murray has this:

Volt Citizens Group

Heber Light & Power has a new executive board made up of the three mayors from Heber, Midway and Charleston.  It’s a complete turnover in leadership and with that comes a big change in direction.  Carolyn Murray has this:

Heber City Airport

During Kelleen Potter’s successful campaign for Heber City mayor last November, she pledged to reform how city government deals with growth and how the Heber City Council communicates with constituents.  Potter, who is also now Chairman of Heber Light & Power, conducts her first meeting with the company’s board today at 4pm.  Carolyn Murray has this