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Fri May 14, 2021, 03:01 AM

Could a tiny Utah town's expansion dreams get snuffed out by its own residents?

The Hideout Town Council snatched up hundreds of acres in a neighboring county last October — despite raising the ire of state legislators, neighboring local governments as well as the town’s own residents.

Now those residents will decide the annexation’s fate in a referendum late next month.

Until then, the property’s developer and town officials will hold public informational sessions about the planned 350-acre expansion, called Silver Meadows, which is located in Richardson Flat near Park City. At the first such public session, held Wednesday evening, Hideout Mayor Phil Rubin made his case for growing the town.

“Given the demand for nearby services that will only increase as 1,500-plus previously approved units get built around Jordanelle [Reservoir],” Rubin said at the virtual hearing, “I encourage you to vote recognizing that it will further the goals ... of the community if we choose to move ahead with the annexation.”

Read more: https://www.sltrib.com/news/politics/2021/05/13/could-tiny-utah-towns/
(Salt Lake Tribune)

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