Wasatch County Council

Wasatch County

Just weeks after passing a second amendment sanctuary county ordinance, the Wasatch County Council declared June to be Diversity and Inclusion Month in the county with seven votes in support and one abstention.


On today's Local News Hour:

(03:14) - Sean Higgins reports on Park City Councilors Debate Scope of Housing as a Community Priority

(06:30) - Jessica Lowell reports on With Fewer Jobs In The Leisure and Hospitality Sector, Businesses Struggle With Staffing Shortages

(09:12) - Snyderville Basin Planning Commission chair Thomas Cooke has an update from last night’s meeting.

(16:56) - Carolyn Murray reports on Park City School Superintendent Says She's Perplexed by Enrollment Denials

(21:31) - Deputy Park City Manager David Everitt has a preview of this week's city council meeting.

(41:18) - Wasatch County Councilmember, Mark Nelson, talks about his vote against making Wasatch County a Second Amendment sanctuary county.


Last night (Wednesday), the Wasatch County Council voted in favor of becoming a second amendment sanctuary county.

Wasatch County

The Wasatch County Council meets in a regular session Wednesday at 3 PM. The second amendment sanctuary ordinance is on the agenda, along with a presentation for Encircle House.

Wasatch County School District

The Wasatch County Council meets on Wednesday at 3 P.M. They’ll discuss the potential for a new recreation, arts and parks (RAP) tax and an ordinance establishing a department to serve as a liaison between the county and the Military Installation Defense Authority, the body in charge of the Mayflower Resort development.


Wasatch County

The Wasatch County Council took public input for almost 3 hours on Wednesday night to consider becoming a Second Amendment “sanctuary county” via citizen’s initiative. 


The majority of the public comments were in support of the ordinance.


Wasatch County

The Wasatch County Council meets 3 p.m. on Wednesday to tackle an agenda including Second Amendment rights, mental health awareness and a real estate development nearly a decade in the making.


Wasatch County

The Wasatch County Council voted unanimously to amend the ordinance on primary residential short-term rentals at its meeting on Wednesday.


The change allows for two weeks per year to maintain primary residence tax status.


Heber City

The governing entities from Wasatch County, Heber City, and Midway City will meet virtually via Zoom on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. The interlocal meeting includes various issues affecting residents living in the Wasatch Back. 


The agenda for the interlocal meeting is chock full of items that KPCW has been following.



As they face less revenues as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Wasatch County Council Members are considering a pay raise for themselves next year. 

Wasatch County Council discussed adjusting salaries at last week’s council meeting. Council members make between $27,000 and 30,000 a year, according to a government run website that tracks state employee payroll.


Wasatch County Councilmember Steve Farrell is likely looking at another four years in his position.

The Republican incumbent leads by a fair amount in the race for Seat B on the council. 

His opponent is Democrat Aimee Armer. As of election night, Farrell has more than 9,600 votes and Armer has just under 6,100 votes. 

With 82% of the votes in for Wasatch County, it’s unlikely that results will shift in the upcoming days.  

Aimee Armer

Democrat Aimee Armer is running for Wasatch County Council seat B against Republican incumbent Steve Farrell.

She believes her qualifications are unique and this report highlights some of  her full-length interview with KPCW on Tuesday.

Democrat Aimee Armer believes a fresh new perspective that unites people and honors the rural history of Wasatch County is needed on the council. She says she has worked for 18 years advocating for the health and welfare of community members and worked in non-profit management.

On today's Local News Hour:

( 00:16) Summit County Manager Tom Fisher discusses the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting.

( 20:05) Wasatch County Council Candidate Aimee Armer

( 35:16 ) Recycle Utah director Carolyn Wawra with a monthly update.

Wasatch County Council

Wasatch County Council Seat B is on the ballot this November. The incumbent, Republican Steve Farrell wants another four years.

KPCW is interviewing Farrell’s challenger Democratic Candidate Aimee Armer on Tuesday, October 20 at 8:30 during the Local News Hour.

Farrell has grown up in the Heber Valley and he says for that reason, his understanding of the issues sets him apart from his opponent.