Community Input Requested – Emigration Canyon General Plan


Emigration Canyon’s Draft 2020 General Plan will be the first general plan for the Municipality since it incorporated as a Metro Township in 2017. The Plan synthesizes data and public feedback to assess current conditions, formulate a future vision, and prepare a work program for navigating forward from today.

Elements that focus on Land Use, Transportation, Economic Development, Environment, and Resilience and Infrastructure are included.

Public input on this draft is welcome now through the upcoming public Planning Commission hearing, which will be held on 12/17 at 8:30am. All are welcome to attend the hearing. The meeting link will be posted here:

Read the Emigration Canyon Draft 2020 General Plan and get other information related to the planning process here:

To submit feedback on the draft, please contact Wendy Gurr:

November & December Metro Township Council Meetings Rescheduled

The November, 2020 Metro Township Council meeting has been rescheduled to November 17th at 7PM. The meeting notice and Zoom link can be found here:

The December, 2020 Metro Township Council meeting has been rescheduled to December 17th at 7PM. The meeting notice will be posted here:

To be notified of future Emigration Canyon Metro Township Council meetings, you can sign up for email notifications by clicking on “Email Subscription”  on this page:

Canyon Road Construction June 15 – Sept 15

Emigration Canyon Rd will be repaved this summer, starting on Monday, June 15th.

For updates on this project, please go to the Metro Township Council’s project page: and sign up for email updates with the signup form at the bottom of the page.

This Notice of Construction will be mailed to all canyon residents: Emigration-Canyon-2020-Notice-of-Closure-to-Cyclists.

Breaking News: Canyon Chipping is ON!

Friends and neighbors, start your saws!

We have some unexpected good news: In what has become a very difficult year, United Fire Authority managers found both the manpower and the funding for a seasonal fuels mitigation crew. We now expect them to begin a brush chipping circuit of Emigration Canyon on or about Monday May 18.

This is an excellent opportunity to extend and maintain your home’s fire defense perimeter with no time-consuming trips to the landfill. Simply stack all cut tree limbs by the roadside by the morning of the 18th. UFA personnel will process the material and leave a pile of chips you can use in landscaping.

As always, the crew will make just one circuit of the canyon, including the main road and all paved secondary roads. Material brought to the roadside after the crew has passed will not be processed.

If you want to participate—and we hope you will—please confirm by emailing your name and street address to

We’ll provide the crew with a street-by-street itinerary to ensure that every home is served.

When you’re finished, please consider sharing your hours and expenses with us at the same email address. We can count your time and spending toward the township’s annual Firewise investment requirement. Maintaining this certification helps lower home fire insurance premiums and qualifies the township for state support of wildland firefighting costs.

Constructing Piles for Chipping

  • Limbs should be no larger than 12 inches in diameter
  • Maximum limb length should be 4 feet
  • Stack limbs with the larger end facing toward the road, within 5 feet the roadway
  • Piles should be less than 4 feet high and only 1 row deep.

Questions? Call or email Bill Tobey at 801-582-0474 /

Election Notice: Emigration Canyon Metro Township Council

Election Notice

Reposted from the Emigration Canyon Metro Township Council’s Public Meeting Notification page: 

Salt Lake County Clerk

In accordance with Utah Code Section 20A-5-101(2), I, Sherrie Swensen, Salt Lake County Clerk, hereby give notice that the following offices will be voted on within Salt Lake County in 2019 along with the dates for filling a declaration of candidacy for these offices:
Council At-Large (3 Seats) 4-Year Term

The Declaration of Candidacy filing period for these Metro Township Council Offices will be held at the Election Division, Salt Lake County Government Center, 2001 South State Street, S1-200 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm beginning Monday, June 3, 2019 through Friday, June 7, 2019.
For information, call the Salt Lake County Clerk at (385) 468-7400, or visit
Dated this 23rd day of April, 2019