Town of Alta Newsletter
May 2023

2023 LCC Clean Up Day

The Town of Alta and Snowbird will host the 42nd Annual Little Cottonwood Canyon Clean Up Day on June 27th. As always, participation in the event is limited to Alta and Snowbird residents and employees and their families. Click here to see a flier with more information, and click here to sign up.


2023 Local Election

Are you interested in giving back to the Alta Community? 

We want to encourage you to run for town council!  There are two 4-year terms to be voted on in the upcoming election.

Primary Election: August 15, 2023 (if applicable)
General Election: November 7, 2023

The following positions are to be voted on in the Town of Alta 2023 Municipal Election.

--Council Seat At-Large, four-year term
--Council Seat At-Large, four-year term

Dates for filing a Declaration of Candidacy:
Thursday June 1, 2023 and ends Wednesday June 7, 2023

Click here for information on eligibility requirements
Click here to visit the Town of Alta website elections page
If you’re interested, contact Alta Town Clerk, Jen Clancy: / Office: 801-742-6011

Spring Runoff

Alta and Little Cottonwood Canyon are only beginning to melt out from under our historic snowpack. Be prepared for spring runoff activity over the coming weeks: 

--As temperatures warm and the sun climbs higher in the sky, the risk of landslides, road washouts along Little Cottonwod Creek, and localized flooding will persist. Alta residents, guests, and property owners should always be prepared for long-duration disruptions to SR-210, Alta's only point of egress, by maintaining several days worth of food, water, essential medication, clothing, and any other supplies necessary to be in Alta for an extended period of time.

--A limited supply of sandbags are available for Alta residents and property owners in the northeast corner of the Wildcat Parking Lot. Salt Lake County has a much larger large stockpile of filled sandbags at the Public Works Sandbag Shed at 604 West 6960 South in Midvale. Salt Lake County provides 25 sandbags per vehicle, per day at this location. For more questions about sandbags, contact Chris Cawley at

--Stay away from Little Cottonwood Creek, which will be running fast and very cold through June, July, and potentially August. It is always illegal to enter Little Cottonwood Creek due to watershed regulations, and this spring, it may also be deadly. 

--Make sure you are connected with Alta Central through Twitter and Instagram so that you have the latest information about road closures and other emergencies in the canyon.

--Visit Salt Lake County's "Runoff Ready" website for more information on spring runoff and flooding preparedness in Salt Lake County:

Electronics Recycling Opportunity

The Town of Alta is is hosting an electronics recycling opportunity at the Alta Community Center/Firehouse. Alta residents and businesses can contact Alta Central between Monday 29th and Friday June 2nd to gain access to the Firehouse garage bays to drop off e-recycling items. For a list of eligible items, click here.

Town Council Adopts FY 24 Tentative Budget

It’s budget season at the Town of Alta!  On May 10th the council passed a tentative budget for FY 2024, and on June 21, the council will pass a FY24 budget. We encourage you to participate in the upcoming public hearings. Registration and information can be found on the Town Council Agendas and Minutes page.
Important Upcoming Dates:
June 7, 9am: Budget Committee Meeting

June 21, 10am MDT: Public Hearings & Town Council Meeting

--FY 2023 Amended Budget
--FY 2024 Proposed Budgets
--FY 2024 Alta Special Service District Budget 

July 12, 3pm MDT: Town Council Meeting
August 9, 6pm MDT: Public Hearing & Town Council Meeting
--Truth in Taxation hearing on proposed $120k property tax increase

Alta Town Council and Planning Commission Meetings

The Alta Town Council will hold its next regular meeting on Wednesday, June 21st at 10 AM. The Town of Alta Budget Committee, which includes a quorum of the Town Council, will meet on June 7th at 9 AM. Click here for for more information about town council meetings. The Alta Planning Commission is tentatively scheduled to meet on the fourth Tuesday of each month but does not meet when there is no business before the commission. Click here for more information about Alta Planning Commission meetings.

Contact the Town:
801-363-5105 or 801-742-3522
Town of Alta
10201 E Little Cottonwood Canyon Rd
PO Box 8016, Alta UT

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