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.

Pet Licensing Clinics in Emigration: 3/14, 6/13, 9/12, & 12/12

2019 Pet Licensing Clinics in Emigration

A message from Salt Lake County Animal Services

Salt Lake County Animal Services is coming to Emigration Canyon four times this year to license and microchip your pets! Help your pet get home safe and make sure they’re up-to-date on their licenses. All dogs, cats and ferrets must be licensed in Emigration Canyon Metro Township.

When Should You License:

  • Within 30 days of moving to a new city/township. Or as soon as your pet is over 5 months of age.

Why Your Pet Should Be Licensed:

  • A license is the best way to reunite you with your pet if they become lost. Secondly, if you pet is injured, and found by one of our officers, a license guarantees that they would be taken to a veterinarian for emergency care.

What to Bring to the Licensing Clinic:

  • Bring proof of previous rabies vaccinations, license, & microchip.
  • If you’re getting your pet microchipped, dogs MUST be on leash and cats MUST be in carriers.

License Fees:

  • $15: Sterilized
  • $40: Unsterilized:
  • $5: Senior Citizen (residents 60 & older. Pet must be Sterilized)

The licensing clinics will be held from 12pm-2pm at the Fire Station (5025 Emigration Canyon Rd) on these dates in 2019:

  • March 14th,
  • June 13th,
  • September 12th, and
  • December 12th.

Other Upcoming Events:

  • March 1, 4 PM – 6 PM: Key is Choice Presentation @Salt Lake County Animal Services
  • March 7, 7:30 AM – 9 AM: Free Feline Fix @Salt Lake County Animal Services
  • March 15, 4 PM – 8 PM: Love Your Pet Spa Day Dog Wash @Paw Paws Dog Wash

Questions about licensing email licensing@slco.org. For all other questions email animal@slco.org. Feel free to visit us at 511 W 3900 S, SLC, UT 84105, Mon – Sat from 10 AM – 6 PM.

EC Metro Township Land Use Hearing Officer 3/6 1:00PM

On Wednesday, March 6th, there will be a public hearing with the Emigration Metro Township Land Use Hearing Officer. The meeting will take place at 1 PM at the county building (2001 South State Street, Room N2-800). From the agenda:

“John Walsh requests appeal of decision on application #30473 requesting conditional use approval for commercial and private recreation, including picnic area and gazebo for picnics, parties, and other gatherings, as well as two single-lane gun ranges. Location: 2450 Pinecrest Canyon Road.”

The meeting is open to the public, however, we have been told that there will not be an opportunity for public comment at this hearing. More information is available here:  https://www.utah.gov/pmn/sitemap/notice/518855.html

Emigration Canyon Planning Commission Meeting Jan. 17th

The Emigration Canyon Planning Commission’s January meeting is scheduled for January 17th at 8:30 AM. The meeting will be held at the Salt Lake County building at 2001 South State Street, Salt Lake City , 84190, in the North building in room N1-110.

The Planning Commissioners will be considering a request by John Walsh for a conditional use approval for commercial and private recreation, including picnic area and gazebo for picnics, parties, and other gatherings, as well as two single-lane gun ranges. Location: 2450 Pinecrest Canyon Road.

Here is a link to the Emigration Canyon Planning Commission meeting notification website: https://www.utah.gov/pmn/sitemap/publicbody/1562.html

There, you can find the meeting agenda and packet for the upcoming meeting.

Next ECCC Meeting: January 22nd

The next ECCC Meeting is scheduled for January 22nd, 2019 at 7PM at the Fire Station. All are welcome to attend.