Wasatch County Council

WASATCH COUNTY COUNCIL

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.

On today's Local News Hour:

( 07:32) US Ski and Snowboard CEO Tiger Shaw is on the line to talk bout the upcoming season and the world cup opening.

( 23:33) Wasatch County Council Candidate Steve Farrell talks about why he's running for re-election.

( 36.02) Mountain Trails Foundation Director Charlie Sturgis talks about some of the trail projects they're working on.

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Under Utah’s new COVID-19 metrics, Wasatch County is now at a HIGH level of transmission. The County Council heard from the public health department during Wednesday’s meeting.

Wasatch County

The Wasatch County Council meets tomorrow (Wednesday) and can be joined via a Zoom link starting at 3 P.M. 

First on the agenda, the Wasatch County Health Department has its update.  The reopening of the Library and a discussion on the IT needs of the county will follow. 

The council will see a presentation from Alta Planning and Design covering pedestrian, multi-modal transportation, and street connectivity.

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The Wasatch County Council heard Wednesday that COVID-19 cases are increasing, and public health is working hard to keep up with contact tracing and identifying infection sources. Statewide case hit a record 1500 on Thursday. 

On today's Local News Hour:

( 03:35) Summit County Council Member Glenn Wright recaps Wednesday's meeting.

( 17:21) Wasatch County Council Member Kendall Crittenden has a recap of last night's Interlocal Meeting between Wasatch County, Heber City, Midway and Park City.

( 37:28) Summit County Regional Planner Caroline Rodriguez has an update on efforts to kick off the regional transit initiative.

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The Wasatch County Council is holding an interlocal meeting on Wednesday evening beginning at 6:30 P.M.to provide updates on many high-profile issues facing the county. The meeting is available to the public through a webinar link.

Jeremy Bown is the project manager with UDOT and will give an update on the Heber Parkway Environmental Study which will define if US 40 through-traffic should be routed off Heber’s Main street.

Summit County Council Member Roger Armstrong says he was gratified that their group held a joint meeting with the Wasatch County Council on Wednesday.

 

Armstrong says that meeting with them, on joint problems like transit, can lead them to jointly find solutions.

 

During Armstrong’s interview with KPCW, we asked him what traffic pressures might turn up in Wasatch county. Could they see Carmageddon?

 

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Last week, the Wasatch County Council decided to create a committee to further explore an ordinance that would make the county into a “Second Amendment sanctuary county.”

 

Councilor Kendall Crittenden brought the item to the county agenda. Crittenden spoke about recent events in the country, saying he’s concerned there’s a movement to take away First and Second Amendment rights as well as others. 

 

The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects individuals' rights to keep and bear arms.

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Wasatch County Council voted Wednesday evening to approve issuing two million dollars to the preservation of a 100-acre dairy farm in the valley.

Wasatch County

The Wasatch County Council continued work on allowing smaller properties to have culinary wells as well as updates to the watershed plan on Wednesday.

 

Currently, parcels in unincorporated Wasatch County must be at least five acres in size to have a culinary well placed on them, but the County Council is considering lowering that minimum to four acres. 

 

County planner Doug Smith says they've added language addressing a few perceived issues with the code change. 

Tuesday’s primary was an all-mail election, meaning no in person voting took place. Preliminary results are in from Wasatch County although there are still as many as 3,700 ballots that may be counted.

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