Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

June 2, 2020
Grantsville City set to finalize annexation policy plan, map

Grantsville City Council will hold a public hearing Wednesday at 7 p.m. on a proposed amendment to the City’s Annexation Policy Plan and Expansion Area Map.

The public, however, will not be allowed to attend the meeting because of Covid-19 restrictions mandated by the State of Utah. Any comments regarding the plan and map should be sent to City Recorder Christine Webb at by 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Leaders plan to expand boundaries where land can be annexed into the City if landowners make a request.

Information about the Annexation Policy Plan and Map is found online at  Wednesday’s meeting can also be accessed electronically via Zoom.

The Council will consider passing the annexation amendment ordinance after reviewing any comments from the public. Ordinance 2020-13 is listed as Item 9 on Wednesday’s meeting agenda.

According to the ordinance, Grantsville City desires to plan for the future expansion of its boundaries in a manner that is consistent with its General Plan and in ways that will preserve and enhance the quality of life now enjoyed in Grantsville City. Grantsville City is willing to consider annexation of surrounding lands that are within its designated areas.

The Council approved the annexation of 900 acres east of Sheep Lane and Utah Motorsports Campus at its meeting on May 20 at the request of the developers of Lakeview Business Park.  

“The business park will be a good thing. It will be something that will provide jobs and bring some tax money into our communities,” said Grantsville Mayor Brent Marshall.

Other public hearings are on the docket for Wednesday with a Redevelopment Agency budget hearing at 6:30 p.m., Municipal Building Authority budget hearing at 6:40 p.m., proposed 2020-2021 fiscal year budget hearing at 7 p.m. along with the proposed year-end budget adjustments for the 2019-20 fiscal year.

Revenue for the upcoming fiscal year should be about $500,000 less than the previous fiscal year, according to projections. Grantsville’s general fund budget for last fiscal year came in at about $6.5 million while this year’s budget should come in at about $6 million.

The City is still waiting to learn of the certified property tax rate to be able to project revenue.

“We are anticipating a mid-year adjustment as more information becomes available on our revenue,” said City Finance Director Sherrie Broadbent.

She mentioned there is a transfer of $50,000 from the Capital Project Fund to the Redevelopment Agency to fund the RDA expenses until the tax increment starts coming in from Lakeview Business.

She also said there is an increase of $110,000 to the Grantsville City Police budget to account for changes to their schedule to allow them to always have two officers on duty.


Mark Watson

Sports Editor at Tooele Transcript Bulletin
Mark directs all editorial coverage of sports in addition to reporting on a wide range of events from high school football to international racing. He has a wealth of journalism experience, having worked for four other newspapers in the state. Mark grew up in Tooele County and graduated from Grantsville High School and Brigham Young University.

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