Notice to Salt Lake County Flight Park Users & Nearby Residents
The Mayor, City Council, and staff at Draper City are aware of the concerns of flight park users and residents near the Salt Lake County Flight Park. The issue that has been expressed is that the gravel and sand excavation work by Geneva Rock is affecting the wind direction at the Point of the Mountain, which may in turn make it so that the park will not longer be a destination for paragliders and hang gliders. Draper City recognizes this is an important issue to all concerned.
Geneva Rock is the property owner of most of the land directly below the Flight Park (see map below). This land is not owned by the Draper City. The city encourages and supports all parties coming
together to find a solution to this issue.
- Gravel operations began in 1959. The current Phase 1 operation is a legal, non-conforming use, meaning the rights to mine were established before the city was incorporated.
- In the late 90’s, Geneva acquired additional property zoned A-5 (agriculture). This A-5 property will require a zone change to a manufacturing zone and approval of a conditional use permit by Draper City prior to Geneva expanding mining operations in this area.
- In 2008, the Utah Division of Air Quality (DAQ) provided approved for Geneva’s Notice of Intent permit, which requires Geneva to follow DAQ requirements. Geneva is limited on how much they can mine each year based on air quality requirements.
- In 2009, the Utah Division of Oil, Gas & Mining (DOGM) granted approval for the mining operations which spell out specific operation requirements and a reclamation plan. http://linux1.ogm.utah.gov/WebStuff/wwwroot/tabs.html
- Property Boundaries
- Planned Mining Area