Press Release – Annexation Update


September 11, 2020. Hideout, Utah.

On September 10, 2020, the Town of Hideout passed Resolution 2020-09 which declared the Town’s intent to annex several parcels of property located in Summit County, comprising approximately 350 acres. Although this Resolution does not effectuate the actual annexation, the Town will hold a public hearing on October 12, 2020 where all members of the public will have the chance to express their views on the annexation with the Town Council. After that hearing the Town may further consider passing an ordinance to annex this land. Despite threats of litigation and heavy-handed conduct from Summit County and others, the Town believes that pursuing annexation of the land into the Town is in its best interest, and the best interest of its neighbors. With over 20,000 residential units already approved but not yet built in the Jordanelle Reservoir area, community services are desperately needed for existing and future residents. Despite the Town’s repeated and continuing willingness, Summit County refuses to engage in regional planning to address these issues. To improve the quality of life of its residents and offer amenities to its citizens, the Town has no choice but to pursue its legal right to consider annexation of this property. “Our primary purpose in considering this annexation is to provide community services such as a grocery store, a gas station, a coffee shop or other retail services for our Town residents, without having to drive into Park City, Kamas or Heber for these simple needs. This is the initial step towards considering annexation and much work needs to be finished before the Council votes on whether to annex the land,” stated Mayor Phil Rubin.