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Emigration Canyon Metro Township:
Emigration Canyon Metro Township Council
Entity: Emigration Canyon Metro Township
Notice Title: Resolution - Fire Restriction
Notice Type: Notice
Event Start Date & Time: April 26, 2022 07:00 PM
RESOLUTION #2022- 04 -01 RESOLUTION FINDING HAZARDOUS ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS AND RESTRICTION OF FIREWORKS WITHIN ALL PORTIONS OF EMIGRATION CANYON METRO TOWNSHIP WHEREAS, Utah Code §53-7-225, prohibits the discharge of Class C common state approved explosives (fireworks) except around certain holidays including beginning on July 2 and ending on July 5, and beginning on July 22 and ending on July 25; WHEREAS, Utah Code § 15A-5-202.5(1)(b) allows municipalities to 'close a defined area to the discharge of fireworks due to a historical hazardous environmental condition' if the 'historical hazardous environmental condition has existed in the defined area before July 1 of at least two of the preceding five years;' WHEREAS, the fire official for Emigration Canyon Metro Township ('Emigration Canyon') has found that existing hazardous environmental conditions have existed within Emigration Canyon before July 1 of at least two of the preceding five years. (see Letter From Fire Marshal dated April 5, 2022, attached as Exhibit A); WHEREAS, the Emigration Canyon Metro Township Council ('Council') finds that the Township, throughout all areas, contains innumerable mountainous, brush-covered, forest covered, and dry grass-covered areas which historically and, for at least two of the preceding five years before July 1st, are in an extremely flammable condition; WHEREAS, if existing or historical hazardous environmental conditions exist within the boundaries of the Township, Utah Code §15A-5-202.5 allows the Council to prohibit the ignition and use of fireworks while these conditions exist in the following areas: (1) mountainous, brush- covered, forest covered, or dry grass-covered areas; (2) within 200 feet of waterways, trails, canyons, washes, ravines, or similar areas; (3) wildland urban interface area, which means the line, area, or zone where structures or other human development meet or intermingle with undeveloped wildland or land being used for an agricultural purpose; or (4) a limited area outside the hazardous areas; WHEREAS, the Council finds that the entire Emigration Canyon Metro Township consists of the above listed hazardous areas and a map of the Township is attached hereto as Exhibit B; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE EMIGRATION CANYON METRO TOWNSHIP COUNCIL OF, UTAH, THAT: SECTION I: Pursuant to the provisions of Utah Code Ann. 15A-5-202.5, and based on the findings as noted above, the use of Class C fireworks are hereby restricted in all areas of Emigration Canyon Metro Township as shown in the attached map in Exhibit B. Section II: Effective Date. This resolution shall be effective upon receipt of the attached map (Exhibit B) by Salt Lake County and publication of the Resolution by the Township Clerk. PASSED AND APPROVED by the Emigration Canyon Metro Township Council, Utah, this 26th day of April in the year 2022.
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This notice was posted on: May 05, 2022 02:07 PM
This notice was last edited on: May 05, 2022 02:07 PM