Midway And Heber City Councils Meet Virtually On Tuesday

Midway City Council will discuss how to limit multiple families living in a single home Tuesday evening, while Heber City will hear yet another annexation application.

Midway and Heber City Council will both meet Tuesday evening via video conferencing Midway City Council begins at 6:00 pm

Midway’s Council will have a discussion around the definition of living quarters and accessory structures. Staff and the Planning Commission have favorably recommended adopting code to clarify that homeowners cannot rent, lease or otherwise allow for a person to use an accessory building as living quarters except for in R-1-7 and R-1-9 zones.

Council will also consider further defining a single-family dwelling. The code text amendment would help staff with discussions with builders and residents who would like to finish basements or add additions to their home. The code text will help continue to prevent single-family homes being converted into duplexes.

Midway City Council will also discuss a proposed change that would allow food trucks on public property excluding street right-of-ways if the property is rented for an event.

Heber City Council meets virtually starting at 5:00 pm with a work meeting with a regular session to follow at 6:00. Council will consider accepting an annexation petition from Wellberg Investments. The parcel is located to the north and east of the city near red ledges, and also runs up against the proposed Sorenson Annexation.

Council will also consider approving a final plat approval for the Sawmill project. The phase includes 52 townhomes, 12 live-work units, seven duplexes and nearly two and a half acres of open space. The project is located to the east of US 40, and north of Center Creek road.

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Heber Valley Artisan Cheese held their 2nd annual Ice Sculptures Exhibition this weekend. Several local businesses sponsored the sculptures being displayed. There were also two different ice carving demonstrations. The event was free to the public.

The annual event began last year when Carolee Kohler saw ice sculpting on a Hallmark movie and thought it would be a fun idea for their farm. They are also considering a woodcarving event.

According to Lindsey Strother, social media and events coordinator, each sculpture takes between 1-3 hours to carve. “We contacted Amazing Ice Creations back in November, and we reached out to local companies to sponsor the ice sculptures,” she said. “Yesterday morning around 9 am, they came in a massive truck and dropped them all off for us, and we set them up.”

Along with the ice sculptures, sponsors receive a sign and canopy for the display and social media marketing. The sponsors decide what they want to have sculpted. After the event, they can take the ice sculptures and display them at their businesses. The creations normally last a couple of weeks. Some will be left in the field and can be viewed throughout the week.

The ice this year included Olaf, company logos, animals, and other items. Darron Kingston, the sculptor, has carved ice for over 10 years with his dad. According to Kingston, “I like sculptures that give me a challenge. Here, for example, my favorite was the lumberjack.” One of his favorite past creations was a 9-foot bear.

Grant Kohler, owner of Heber Valley Artisan Cheese, explained, “We decided to do something that was free and something that people could just get out and come and enjoy. Especially this year with Covid, it seems like Januarys are slow months. People are looking for things to be able to get outside and do.” He continued, “Businesses pay in and buy the sculptures, we have them sculpted, and then we just let people come and enjoy them.” Kohler estimated around 3,000 to 4,000 people will stop by the event.

The dairy farm also offers cheese-making classes and tours of their new robotic barn. “The tours are everyday except Sunday,” according to Kohler. “People hayride over, intermingle with the cows, see the barn and amenities, and watch the cows be milked. The cows will literally go get milked on their own.” Tickets for the tours and other events are available on the Heber Valley Artisan Cheese website: https://hebervalleyartisancheese.com/.