The statement against signing the petition is presented here.
Proposition Information Pamphlet
Coalville City Statement
Utah Code 20A-7-401.5
By not signing the petition you are supporting a development that will infuse money into our schools and family owned businesses without burdening classrooms, crowding roads and obstructing Coalville’s beautiful, rural vistas. The additional annual tax revenue generated from this project is as follows: $6 million for North Summit School District, $3 million for Coalville City, and $600,000 for North Summit Fire District. This means better salaries for our hardworking teachers and firemen.
Wohali underwent a 22-month public process from the City Planning Commission to the City Council, in which citizens were invited to attend and give their input. This project is better by incorporating input from the City staff, Planning Commission, City Council, Mayor and your neighbors.
- Wohali will develop and pay for their own water needs. They will cultivate new wells and transfer them to Coalville City for free. The water plan was studied and verified by an independent, 3rd party water engineers then approved by the City’s engineers. Coalville City’s attorney concurred Coalville residents benefit from this project.
- Coalville values our rural background and untouched mountainous views. Thus, Wohali is required to build across the freeway and on the backside of the mountain:
- Homes will be hidden from view with zero impact on pristine vistas or a rural feeling.
- Of the 1,525 acres, 1,000 acres will be preserved open space, ensuring no further development on 2/3rds of the total project area.
- The Wohali development will provide numerous amenities accessible to all Coalville residents such as new trails, restaurants, shops, a splash pad, an amphitheater and 18-hole golf course. Also, this project will create local employment, including seasonal jobs for our teenagers.
- The new residents moving into Wohali will patronize family-owned businesses. This benefits our local economy significantly, especially during slower months when boaters and recreationalists are not using Echo. Automobile traffic from Wohali will be routed from Coalville’s city center, so the roads will not be crowded or suffer from additional wear and tear.
Utah always respects property rights. Your City insured the owners of this property followed every legal requirement for this development. They have every right to develop their own land, under the permitted use granted by the City. Would you like your neighbors leaning over your fence telling you what you could and could not do with your own land.
The petition does not stop the development of Wohali. It will be built regardless. But, the petition will cancel the changes to the approvals which contain all the public benefits to the community. For example, the petition eliminates public access to the amenities listed above and makes the development less beneficial as a whole to our community.
Our state is growing rapidly. Coalville enjoyed a quiet community for generations and with unique and out-of-view developments like Wohali, we will be able to continue to live a rural lifestyle while boosting our economy, shoring up our water resources and better funding schools.