Deseret News Marathon July 24th

If you need to travel in or out of the canyon early in the morning on Pioneer Day, please be aware of the traffic control plan for the marathon:

Marathon
4:00 a.m. First buses arrive at the top of Big Mountain. Runners are staged in the turnout at the top.
5:00 a.m. Last bus departs from staging area
5:15 a.m. Road closed half a mile north of the start and 5 miles south of the start in order to allow for getting runners on the road.
5:30 a.m. Race begins.
Road can open back shortly after the start.

Half-Marathon
4:30 a.m. First buses arrive at the start line (about 600 meters south of Pine Crest) Runners are staged at the side of the road
5:30 a.m. Last bus departs from staging area
5:40 a.m. Road closes at Pine Crest and at the top of Little Mountain
6:00 a.m. Race begins
Road can open back shortly after the start.

Please let UFA know what you are doing to reduce your wildfire risk: record your in-kind contribution

Please let UFA know what you are doing to reduce your wildfire risk. Any efforts you record here go into cost sharing with the state, and will be very important for reducing our obligation for any potential wildfire event in the canyon.

Record your in-kind contribution at this link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeP3ql0rrw89Y4kwe0jdvHsyt4Nhsh_RMtj0SmOCs1CqgbG2w/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1

Any time you do mitigation work on your property, contract with others to do mitigation work, or spend money to harden your home against wildfires, please record those contributions.

You can come back to this link whenever you do additional work on your property.

 

Election Notice: Emigration Canyon Metro Township Council

Election Notice

Reposted from the Emigration Canyon Metro Township Council’s Public Meeting Notification page: https://www.utah.gov/pmn/sitemap/notice/529743.html 

OFFICIAL NOTICE
2019 METRO TOWNSHIP COUNCIL ELECTIONS SHERRIE SWENSEN
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:
2019 EMIGRATION CANYON METRO TOWNSHIP OFFICES TO BE VOTED ON:
EMIGRATION CANYON METRO TOWNSHIP TERM
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 www.GOT-VOTE.org.
Dated this 23rd day of April, 2019

Firewise Day: May 4th & Chipper Week: May 20th

Fire Day, Chipper Week: May is Wildfire Risk Reduction Month

Summer is coming!

It may be hard to believe after this winter’s endless snow and rain, but the green spring wave now racing up the canyon will too soon turn to wildfire tinder. Before that happens we’ve scheduled two events to help prepare our homes and neighborhoods for the fires to come.

Saturday May 4 Is Fire Day

Fire Day is an annual opportunity for every canyon household to reassess its own wildfire preparedness. Are our houses fire-hardened and protected by defensible perimeters? Have we subscribed to the community’s emergency communication service? Have we made and practiced an evacuation plan? At Fire Day we’ll have the chance to learn from local authorities, including members of Unified Fire Authority, the Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands, and the U.S Forest Service. It’s fun. It’s informative. The pancakes are free, and it’s a great way to help make our canyon community safer for all this fire season.

Time: 9:00 a.m. – Noon

Location: The canyon fire station, 5025 Emigration Canyon Road

Chipper Week Starts Monday May 20

Did winter storms litter your property with crippled trees and shattered branches? Have the Gambel Oaks reclaimed the defensible space you cleared just a few years ago? Well pull on your gloves and fire up your chainsaws, because starting May 20 crews from United Fire Authority will be in the canyon chipping roadside brush piles into landscape mulch. Any material up to 12 inches in diameter that we clear from our properties and pile at the roadside edge will be chipped and left for our use.

If you want to participate:

  • Pile your brush by the roadside (main road or any secondary canyon road) by the morning of May 20. We won’t be able to service driveways and will make only one pass through the canyon. Material brought to the road after crews have passed will not be chipped.
  • Stack your brush in a single direction so the pile is easy to unload.
  • Be careful to not obstruct road shoulders or bike lanes.
  • To be sure we don’t miss your home, please email your street address to firewise84108@gmail.com. 
  • Please track and report your time and anything you spend on arborist services. Every hour (and dollar) we spend on wildfire fuel reduction earns credit toward our annual Firewise Community recertification.