Heber City Council Holding Final Public Hearings On General Plan Update And Sorenson Annexation

Heber City Council meets in regular session Tuesday evening. Items on the agenda include the final public hearings for two items the council has been working on for months.

Heber City Council meets in council chambers at city offices located at 75 North Main Tuesday evening. The council will begin with a work meeting including a presentation regarding the General Plan Update and an update on the Sorenson Property Annexation at 5:00 pm.

Immediately following during the 6:00 pm regular meeting council will hold a public hearing regarding the same items.

The Heber general plan update represents the past year of work known as the Envision Heber 2050 process. The new general plan will inform council decisions on items relating to neighborhoods, open space, outdoor recreation, mobility and economic development for years to come.

The Sorenson Property Annexation is the process of incorporating future development of land north of Heber City. The 8,000-acre, 5,700-unit development was approved by Wasatch County Council in the early 2000’s. The developers and Heber City have been working for months on the annexation which would bring the future development into Heber City boundaries.

Tuesday night represents the final scheduled public hearing for both issues before possible approval by the Heber City Council at their March 3rd council meeting.

At Tuesday’s meeting council will also consider a resolution to increase the Planning Commission stipend from $50 to $100 per meeting. The Heber City Planning Commission usually meets twice a month. The seven-member commission, plus two alternates, makes recommendations to the council regarding land use issues such as zoning, subdivision and commercial uses.

Council will also consider approval of a resolution to match a grant for an outdoor fitness court. Heber City is one of 200 cities nationwide to be offered the $30,000 grant by the National Fitness Campaign to build an outdoor fitness court. In order to receive the grant, the city must match the $30,000 contribution and possibly assist with installation.