NOTICE is hereby given to all interested persons that on January 18, 2012, the County Council of Summit County, Utah adopted a resolution stating its intent to create a special service district, to be known as the Echo Sewer Special Service District, Utah (the “District”).
The boundaries and service area of the District shall include portions of the Echo area of unincorporated Summit County, Utah, with the District more particularly described as follows:
DESCRIPTION OF THE ECHO SEWER SPECIAL SERVICE DISTRICT
Township 3 North, Range 4 East, Sections 13 (13 3N 4E)
Township 3 North, Range 4 East, Sections 24 (24 3N 4E)
Township 3 North, Range 4 East, Sections 25 (25 3N 4E)
END OF DESCRIPTION
The services to be provided by the District shall be sewage waste disposal.
Taxes may be annually levied upon all taxable property within the service district and fees and charges may be imposed to pay for all or part of the services to be provided.
The public hearing shall be held on March 7, 2012 at 6:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as feasible, in the Council Chambers at Summit County Courthouse, 60 North Main Street, Coalville, Utah 84017.
Any interested person may protest the establishment of the District in a written protest filed with the Summit County Clerk. All written protests must be filed within 15 days after the conclusion of said public hearing and all withdrawals or cancellations of withdrawals must be filed within 30 days after the conclusion of said public hearing. The Commission will hear all interested persons desiring to be heard and will give full consideration to all protests. If special accommodations are required, please call (435) 336-3204 with reasonable advance notice.
Any written protest made on behalf of a corporation owning property within the proposed District shall be signed by the president, vice president, or any duly authorized agent of the corporation. Where property within the proposed District is owned by more than one person or entity, all owners holding title to the property must join in the signing of the protest in order for it to be considered in the thirty three percent (33%) calculation discussed below.
If, within 30 days after the conclusion of said public hearing, more than thirty three percent (33%) of the qualified voters of the territory proposed to be included within the District, or the owners of over thirty three percent (33%) of the taxable value of the taxable property proposed to be included within the District, file and maintain written protests against the establishment of the District, the Commission is required by law to abandon the proposed creation of the District.
After the public hearing and 30-day protest period closes, the County Council shall adopt a resolution either establishing the District or abandoning the establishment of the District. A resolution approving the establishment of the District may contain any changes from the initial resolution or this notice of intention the Commission determines to be appropriate, including reduction of boundaries of the District and elimination of one or more of the types of services proposed. The boundaries of the District may not be increased nor additional types of services added, unless the Commission gives a new notice of intention and holds a new public hearing.
Within 30 days after the adoption of said creation resolution, any person may file an action in district court challenging the creation of the District who: (a) shall have timely filed a written protest, who is a registered voter residing within the District, and that alleges the procedures used to create the District violated applicable law; or who (b) shall have filed a written protest, who is an owner of property included within the boundary of the special service district, and alleges either the person’s property will not be benefitted by a service that the District is proposed to provide or that alleges the procedures used to create the District violated applicable law.
IF AN ACTION IS NOT FILED TIMELY WITHIN THE TIME SPECIFIED ABOVE, A REGISTERED VOTER OR AN OWNER OF PROPERTY LOCATED WITHIN THE DISTRICT MAY NOT CONTEST THE CREATION OF THE DISTRICT OR A SERVICE THAT THE DISTRICT IS PROPOSED TO PROVIDE.
DATED: January 18, 2012
/s/ Kent Jones
Published in The Summit County News January 27, and February 3, 10 and 17, 2012.