NEW!!! 5-25-17 The Midway City Council held a public hearing on 2 ordinances C-4 -agenda to rezone a key portion of Main Street near iconic Memorial Hill to a C-4 zone Midway- C-4 Zone Code . The room was packed with citizens concerned about the speed in which this was being considered. There was a lack of detail in the code, and no fiscal analysis or traffic study to help in the decision. Here’s a citizen’s informative, quick study summary video. The zone was tabled by the council for now, but there is still an unsatisfactory C-2 zone currently in place for the property that is NOT part of the 6 month moratorium. These commercial zones need to be included SOON. Watch the whole public hearing here (5 videos with comments below the video): Wasatch Taxpayers YouTube page It’s not quite clear why the city council feels the need to pursue this C-4 zone so quickly, when it was stated by the mayor at the meeting that the Arts Center that seems to be driving this development zone is not even on this parcel, or even in Midway City currently. It would need to be annexed into Midway City limits which takes awhile. Not to mention the actual FUNDING of this Arts Center- $25 mil+/- which is still a mystery how that will occur and from whom. Stay tuned…
** 5-17-17 Midway Planning Commission meeting discussed 6 month moratorium on development: Midway Planning staff report- 6 Month Moratorium Audio of discussion by commissioners, and public hearing from citizens, on whether to include the controversial commercial zones near Memorial Hill that has residents concerned. Conflict of interest questions are being asked about whether the planning commissioner who disclosed a conflict of interest in prior meetings on the potential C-4 property should have even been in the discussion about the 6 month moratorium, let alone to MAKE THE MOTION to not include the commercial zones in the moratorium. He personally benefited from this decision, and when asked by other planning commissioners to add the commercial zones in the moratorium motion he was defiant. The majority of public hearing citizen comments were to include the commercial in the moratorium, as well. Why the planning CHAIR, other planning commissioners, or planner did not stop the proceedings before the vote was taken, is in question. The Midway COUNCIL should consider including the commercial zones in the moratorium when they meet in June. They should also review the conduct of their planning commission in this May 17th meeting. (Midway records 15 min intervals, so there are multiple recordings. Discussion starts at 12:15 into first audio).
4-11-17 INTERLOCAL meeting of gov’ts, Wasatch County, Heber, Daniel, Charleston and Midway Cities, gathered in Midway, at their bi-annual meeting, to catch up on issues. Midway City has been pursuing a development proposal near Memorial Hill for over a year, even though the coalition states that the final location was just determined this past March. It would have huge implications since the density and height restrictions would be loosened and traffic would be increased throughout the valley, not just Midway. So far, it’s been no cost to the public entities to create the plan of the “village”, but on Tuesday, April 18th, at 6:30 at the new Heber City Police Station on 300 south Main Street, there will be a CLOSED meeting for the different councils to meet the 3 architects and hear their plans, and what they feel it would cost. Videos 1, 4 & 5 (see notes below videos) discuss the development plan, and the other public entities weigh in on whether to support moving forward with the architectural designs. Watch the discussions here: Wasatch Taxpayers YouTube page.
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Midway Zoning and Annexation map MidwayZoning Map
Midway Annexation Code Midway-Title 9 Annexation
Midway Code http://midwaycityut.org/codes_ordinances.htm
Midway General Plan Midway_General_Plan_01-13-2012
PUBLIC HEARING ON ZONE CHANGE TO ALLOW INDUSTRIAL SIZED AGRICULTURAL GREENHOUSES IN CITY LIMITS! Wednesday Midway City Council meeting agenda: 2013-03-13_Council_Agenda . Also, ProposedCommercial_Greenhouse_Code_Text_Amendment Citizens must show up to voice their opinions!
October 2012- MIDWAY MAYOR PURSUING ZONE CHANGE (in 60 days!) to expand land use in Midway city limits.
At the Midway City Council meeting Wednesday night (10/10/12) Mayor Tatton make a fairly lengthy statement as to why it was important to the “citizens of Midway” that this proposed change in the definition of agriculture be pursued. (See below city code change link for details.) She also suggested citizens attend the Planning Commission meeting in November and the City Council meeting in December to participate in the process.
There is a fine line, if any, between the impacts of industrial uses and the impacts of aquaponics, etc. Midway’s General Plan, in many many places, talks about the desire to maintain the open spaces and agricultural and Swiss European feel. The General Plan also talks about the kind of new businesses they want that retain Midway’s vision which includes maintaining the Swiss heritage and farming type community and feel so that new businesses enhance and complement the unique resort and recreation economy.
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This farm proposal is located between 300 N- 600 N, west of River Road.
MIDWAY CITY CODE
Chapter 16.2 definitions 1. Agriculture “The growing of soil crops in the customary manner in the open. It shall not include livestock-raising acitivities nor shall it include retailing of products on the premises.
The operative part is “customary manner in the open” not in 435,000 sf of greenhouse.
(copy and paste in your browser) http://www.midwaycityut.org/2009_ordinance_changes/Title_16_Land_Use_20120418.pdf
The above link takes you to the Midway Land use section of the Municipal Code
It talks about many of the issues people tried to bring up at the meeting on July 11 it
does reference environmental impact studies, sensitive lands and wetlands.
Midway Newsletter explaining water system Midway Newsletter Feb-Mar 2013
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