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• To collect and disseminate valid information about each judges performance so that voters may make informed decisions about whether or not to retain that judge in office.• To provide judges with useful feedback about their performance so that they may become better judges and to thereby improve the quality of the judiciary as a whole;• To promote public accountability of the judiciary while ensuring that the judiciary continues to operate as an independent branch of government.
To accomplish these goals, the Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission conducts multi-faceted evaluations of judges. A key part of the Commission's evaluation process is a survey of people who have had sufficient experience with a judge to develop an informed opinion about his or her performance. These people include attorneys, jurors, and court staff.
Those surveyed are asked to evaluate the judges on their legal ability, integrity and judicial temperament, and administrative ability. In addition, the Commission conducts a courtroom observation program, and ensures compliance with disciplinary and education standards.
As judges stand for retention elections, the Commission makes a public recommendation regarding whether the judge should be retained in office. The voters ultimately decide whether or not each judge will continue to serve in office.
The current members of the Commission on Judicial Performance are:
• Anthony Schofield, Commission Chair and retired 4th District Court judge appointed by the Supreme Court.• Eric DeRosia, citizen, appointed by the Supreme Court.• Diana Allison, citizen, appointed by the Governor.• Nate Alder, attorney, appointed by the Governor.• John P. Ashton, attorney, appointed by the Supreme Court.• Robert S. Fotheringham, citizen, appointed by the Supreme Court.• Joanne Rigby, retired justice court judge, appointed by the Governor.• Ron Gordon, attorney and executive director of the Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice.• Dave Lambert, attorney, appointed by the Senate.• David Roth, retired 2nd District Court judge, appointed by the Governor.• Ann Marie McIff Allen, attorney, appointed by the House of Representatives.• Kelsie Strong, citizen, appointed by the Senate.• Shannon P. Sebahar, citizen, appointed by the House of Representatives.
The executive director of the Commission is Joanne C. Slotnik.
If you have a place of business located in Draper City limits, you must obtain a business license from Draper City. A separate license is required for each type of business and for each business location within the city.
Click here to go to Draper City Municipal Code for more details about business licensing.
"Business" means and includes all trades, occupations, professions, or activities engaged within Draper City, carried on for the purpose of gain or economic profit, except that the acts of employees rendering service to employers shall not be included in the term "business" unless otherwise specifically provided.
Place of business means each separate location maintained or operated by the licensee, whether or not under the same name, within the city from which business is engaged in.
Further, under Section 6-1-020: Unless otherwise provided, it shall be unlawful for any person to engage in any business within the city without first having obtained a business license pursuant to this Title. A separate license shall be required for each type of business defined herein and for each place of business.
Most moving and non-moving violations do not require a court appearance. The most common traffic violations that do require a court appearance are speeding in a school zone, no proof of insurance, and driving license violations. All animal control and other city ordinance violations, as well as the majority of criminal charges, do require a court appearance. If you were involved in a criminal action for which you were booked or if a police report was written, you may be summoned to court to answer to the charges. You may contact the court, and the clerks will inform you if your appearance is required. All animal control and other city ordinance violations, as well as the majority of criminal charges, do require a court appearance.
Draper Court follows the recommended bail schedule set by the State of Utah. Please contact the court at (801) 576-6540 for bail amount on your specific charge.
Payments are accepted online, by mail or in person. To pay online, visit the Utah State Courts website www.utcourts.gov/, a safe, secure site for online payments. You will need your citation or case number in order to process your payment. Types of Charges to Pay Online Online payments may be made to Draper Justice Court for the following charges: Moving traffic violations, including speeding No driver's license No registration Minor equipment violations Other Payment Methods Payments are also accepted by mail, by phone, or in person. When paying by mail, please include a copy of your citation with your payment. Your check or money order should be made payable to Draper Court and mailed to: 1020 E. Pioneer Rd. Draper, UT 84020 If you wish to pay by credit or debit card, please call (801) 576-6321 and the finance staff will assist you.The city accepts VISA, MASTER CARD, AMERICAN EXPRESS or DISCOVER. Types of Charges Not Payable Online Online payments for other violations must contact the court: Mandatory court appearance Speeding in a school zone No insurance Driving on suspension or revocation Criminal charges Minor Traffic Violations Draper City does not offer traffic school. If you are interested in keeping points off your driving history or preventing the charges from affecting your insurance, you will need to contact the Draper Court directly at (801) 576-6540. Not all violations will qualify. This is only available for minor traffic violations.When paying by mail, please include a copy of your citation with your payment.
You can apply for an expungement of the record of arrest, investigation, and detention by filing a petition. You are eligible for expungement of conviction if the following conditions are met: • You have no more than one felony or two class A or B misdemeanor convictions • You have been released from incarceration, parole, or probation for the specified amount of time. • You have satisfied all fines and restitution ordered as part of the sentence.
To get an expungement, you must seek and receive a certificate of Eligibility for Expungement from the Utah State Bureau of Criminal Identification. Some factors that may result in denial of this certificate are:
Time period required by law has not been met. See below. This time period does not begin until all confinement and probation has been completed and fines are paid. • Three or more convictions (for a felony, or class A or class B misdemeanors), not stemming from a single arrest. • More than one felony, not stemming from a single arrest. • Forcible 2nd degree felonies • A previous felony expungement. • One or more pending arrest(s). • Conviction of a sexual offense against a minor. • Registerable sex offender status. • Court records indicate that the case is still open. • Disposition information is missing, and discretion of eligibility is not given.
Expungement is possible for the following records:
• Arrest • Investigation • Detention records which did not result in conviction • Criminal convictions under prescribed restrictions
The filing fee for an expungement can be found at: http://www.utcourts.gov/resources/Fees.htm
Note: According to Utah Code §77-18-10, if you were arrested but no charges were filed, or if you were acquitted, there will be no filing fee to expunge those charges from your arrest record.
You should consider whether to file the petition to expunge the record in whole or in part. If a record is expunged in part, all references to the petitioner's name in the records pertaining to the adjudicated cases will be expunged. If a record is expunged in whole, all records in the court will be sealed.
Stop Sign Regulations. To protect the City’s liability, there are rules for stop sign installation that should be followed. These rules are established by the United States Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration and published in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices. STOP signs tend to increase speed. Numerous studies conclude that stop signs are only effective at controlling vehicle speeds within 150 feet of an intersection. At the time of installation, speeds are initially reduced, but reduced speeds are not long lasting. Over time, some motorists actually increase their speed to make up for the “inconvenience” of stopping or disregard the stop signs altogether. Hence, solving a speeding problem by installing stop signs for one tends to relocate the problem to an unsuspecting neighbor, child, cyclist or pedestrian down the street. Vehicle speeds are best managed by the driver of the vehicle. Each driver needs to consider leaving a little earlier to avoid rushing and hurried driving.
Did you know?
The number of vehicles passing through some residential intersections is so small that stop signs are not necessary.
Some intersections have a YIELD sign installed when there is a street with a small number of cars intersecting a street with a larger number of passing vehicles.
Two-Way Stop controlled intersections are used when the right-of-way is assigned to the street most travelled. Drivers, cyclists and pedestrians entering or crossing such streets are directed to stop and ensure safe distances exist prior to entering or crossing the roadway.
All-Way or Four-Way stop signs are installed when the number of cars on the intersecting roads are approximately the same. Rules of courtesy among drivers are established for cars and cyclists turning or crossing the intersection. Pedestrians are advised to use caution while crossing all roadways.
You can download an Encroachment Permit Application here.
Geneva has submitted four separate development applications. Together, they represent the entire proposal.
Zoning Map Amendment Application
• The company has requested to rezone approximately 64.27 acres of their property from Agricultural (A5) to Open Space (OS). The area includes the front and back side of Steep Mountain. This is Areas 1 and 2 on the map.
• The company has requested to rezone approximately 26.99 acres of their property from Agricultural (A5) to Mining (M2). This is Area 4 on the map.
• The company is NOT seeking to rezone the approximately 48.87 acres identified in Area 3 on the map. Any future change to Area 3 would require a new development application.
Development Agreement Application
• This application is for Geneva’s proposed legal agreement with Draper City.
• AREA 1- The company proposes to give full control of Area 1 to Draper City to be used as Open Space.
• AREA 2- The company proposes to maintain ownership over this area but change the use of it to Open Space.
• AREA 3-The company proposes to keep this area unchanged. Geneva acknowledges that future development will likely be commercial or residential and subject to City zoning, including the Hillside Sensitive Overlay.
• AREA 4- The company proposes to rezone Area 4 to Manufacturing (M2). Mining activity and revegetation are subject to, and shall be exclusively governed by, the State of Utah Division of Oil, Gas, and Mining (“DOGM”).
Land Use Map Amendment Application
• The applicant is requesting that Draper City’s official Land Use Map be changed for Areas 1, 2 and 4 so that it aligns with the proposed zoning.
Text Amendment Application
• Geneva is requesting a modification to Draper City’s Municipal Code 9-13-080. They propose to change the use Basic Industry to a permitted (rather than the current conditional) use. They are proposing to change the use Mineral Extraction to a permitted (rather than conditional) use but only for existing DOGM permits. Geneva has a DOGM permit.
• STEP 1: Applications are submitted.
• STEP 2: Draper City Development Review Committee reviews the applications and provides feedback to the applicant. The feedback provided to the applicant are typically clarifying questions, clarifying verbiage suggestions and technical feedback.
• STEP 3: Draper City staff will request the applicant to attend a Development Review Committee meeting to discuss their applications, if needed.
• STEP 4: The applications was presented for a public hearing at a Planning Commission meeting held on Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. at Draper City Hall.
• STEP 5: ***To mitigate the spread of COVID-19, Draper City Mayor Troy Walker declared a state of emergency on Thursday, March 12, 2020. This declaration temporarily postpones all upcoming City Council meetings until further notice. We will post updates as more information becomes available.***
Submit an Online Comment
• Draper City has provided an online public comment form for residents to provide feedback prior to the public hearings. Please note that comments posted on social media are not included in the official public comments. For your comment to be included, submit your comment online at the link above, or send an email to email@example.com.
Attend the Public Hearings
• Individuals will be given an opportunity to comment during the public comment portion of the upcoming public hearings. All comments will be limited to three minutes.
• Listen to live audio of the Planning Commission and City Council meetings. You will be able to see applicable presentation materials online in realtime.
Sign-up to Receive Notices
• If you have questions regarding the application, please contact us at 801-576-6527 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the 2019 General Session, the Utah State Legislature passed and Governor Gary Herbert subsequently signed into law, House Bill (H.B.) 288, Critical Infrastructure Materials. The law allows for the creation of Critical Infrastructure Materials Areas and protects the extraction, excavation, processing, mining and reprocessing of materials such as sand and gravel in certain areas.
Draper City Municipal Code 9-3-040 defines Open Space as ‘generally unobstructed land, such as, but not limited to, landscaped buffers and yards, parks, trails, meadows, forested areas, pastures, and farm fields.’
There are two definitions of Manufacturing in Draper City Municipal Code.
Draper City Municipal Code 9-3-040 defines Manufacturing, General as ‘an establishment engaged in the manufacture of finished products or parts, predominantly from previously prepared materials, including processing, fabrication, assembly, treatment and packaging, and incidental storage, sales and/or distribution of such products, but excluding basic industrial processing and manufacturing activities’.
Manufacturing, Limited is ‘an establishment engaged in the limited processing, fabrication, assembly and/or packaging of products utilizing processes that: A. Have no noise, odor, vibration, or other impacts discernible outside a building; and B. Do not violate any applicable noise ordinance.
Draper City Municipal Code 9-3-040 defines Basic Industry as ‘an establishment engaged in basic processing and manufacturing of materials or products predominantly from extracted or raw materials; or a use engaged in manufacturing processes utilizing flammable or explosive materials; or manufacturing processes which potentially involve hazardous or commonly recognized offensive conditions. Typical uses include chemical manufacturing and warehousing, dry ice manufacturing, fat rendering plants, fertilizer manufacturing, fireworks and explosives manufacturing and warehousing, petroleum refineries, pulp processing and paper products manufacturing, radioactive materials manufacture or use, slaughterhouses, steelworks and tanneries’.
Draper City Municipal Code 9-3-040 defines Mineral Extraction as "Removal of sand, gravel, dirt, or other materials by grading or excavating.”
Draper City Municipal Code 9-8-010 establishes the Open Space (“OS”) zone.
Draper City Municipal Code 9-8-020 describes the zone purpose and reads:
Public Facility Zones: Public facility zones are established to provide public or quasi-public uses. The purpose of the OS zone is to recognize on the official zoning map areas which are open and generally undevelopable due to their sensitive environmental nature and/or the unavailability of adequate public facilities, such as conservation areas and national forest land’.
Draper City Municipal Code 9-8-010 establishes the Manufacturing zones.
Manufacturing Zones: Manufacturing zones are established to provide areas where manufacturing and industrial processes may be conducted. The purpose of the M2 zone is to provide areas where uses involving industrial processes and natural resource extraction may be permitted without negatively impacting other areas of the city, especially when undertaken on a large scale. To assure compatibility with uses in other adjacent zones, most manufacturing operations are allowed only as conditional uses.’
Draper City Municipal Code 9-8-010 establishes the Agricultural zones.
Agricultural Zones: Agricultural zones are established to preserve and protect agricultural lands and related activities, to permit activities normally and necessarily related to agricultural production, and to prohibit land uses that may undermine continued agricultural activity.
The purpose of the A5 zone is to maintain the status of large tracts of agricultural land by allowing most commercial agricultural uses. Typical uses include farming, dairy, and cattle production.
Draper City Municipal Code 9-16 is entitled ‘Hillside Sensitive Lands Overlay Zone.’
The city deems it important to the peace, health, safety and welfare of the inhabitants of the city that land within hillside sensitive land overlay zones be protected to ensure that urban development be guided in a manner that will minimize the potential for flooding, erosion, and other natural hazards and will protect natural scenic beauty. The objectives to be achieved by the use of the hillside sensitive lands overlay zone shall include:
A. Preservation of natural vegetation, geologic features, wildlife habitat and open space;
B. Minimizing the amount of grading and earthwork, including street excavation and site grading;
C. Retaining trees and other native vegetation, except in those cases where a high fire hazard results, which stabilizes steep hillsides, retains moisture, prevents erosion and enhances the beauty of the natural landscape;
D. Designing and constructing roads, where necessary, in such a way as to minimize scars from cuts and fills and to avoid permanent scarring of hillsides and other sensitive land areas, and to make them easily accessible for fire protection, snow removal, school buses, and emergency vehicles;
E. Placing building sites to permit ample room for landscaping, surface drainage, parking, and sewer serviceability;
F. Grading which will eliminate sharp angles at the top and at the toe of cut and fill slopes, both with respect to building sites and to road cross sections;
G. Creating street rights of way, grades, lot layouts and structure designs which will aid the objective of reducing excavation and natural topographic disturbance;
H. Allowing cluster type development or similar concepts that will minimize disturbance of steep or sensitive terrain;
I. Authorizing early temporary or permanent planting, or both, wherever appropriate to maintain necessary cut and fill slopes, stabilizing them by plant roots and concealing the raw soil from view; and
J. Protecting view corridors. (Ord. 1009, 9-4-2012)
•Encompasses the most intensive and large scale industrial
and manufacturing uses allowed anywhere in Draper
• Major entry points and features
• Well landscaped perimeter and public spaces
• Limited traffic access to major streets
• Uniform design standards and aesthetics
• Gravel pits with reclamation/redevelopment plans
LAND USE MIX
• Industrial Processing
• Major Manufacturing (M2)
• Excellent transportation access to major highways
• Proximity to both Salt Lake and Utah Counties
• Where these manufacturing areas border other land
uses—especially residential—care will be given to provide
adequate buffers in the form of setbacks, open space, low impact
industrial uses, barriers, etc.
• Major streets serving these areas should accommodate
What is the land use description for Open Space and Parks?
• Applies to natural areas that have the potential to be
permanent open space
• Efforts should continue to preserve mountainous
areas, drainage and riparian areas with attractive
• Areas designated as permanent natural open space should
be placed within a conservation easement
LAND USE MIX
• City’s established parks
• Public/private golf courses
• Greenbelts/linear parks
• Large retention areas that have recreational potential
• Natural area open space
• Public Open Space (OS)
• Agricultural (A2)
• Agricultural (A5)
• A variety of methods can be used to preserve these areas,
including easements, dedications, and acquisition, some
with the potential of having tax relief benefits
Records Hours:Monday - Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
To report an emergency, dial 9-1-1.
Online Reporting is available for non-emergency incidents; such as thefts, vandalism and suspicious activity. Online Reporting is not available for incidents where the suspect is known or there is evidence that needs to be collected. The Online Reporting form can be found at www.draper.ut.us/CrimeReport.
To report non-emergencies to a police officer, call (801) 840-4000. You may indicate at the time of the call if you prefer to have an officer call you on the phone or come to your location. Please note; this is a non-emergency number.
You may come to the Draper City Police Department in person. Police officers respond to these calls in order of their priority status (from high to low priority). "911" calls are a high priority and receive an immediate response. Informational and other non-emergency calls may receive a lower priority status, which will generally result in a longer response time. Online Crime Report
You can search for warrants on the State of Utah Warrant Search. State if Utah Warrant Search
Non-Emergency: (801) 840-4000Business Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, excluding holidays.
For more information on fingerprint based background checks, contact the Utah Bureau of Criminal Identification at (801) 965-4445.
The recycling market has changed nationwide. Our community is not the only one impacted by recent recycling changes. Many items once accepted as recyclable products are no longer accepted at the recycling plants. There is not a market for some products. We now can only accept the “Big 3” items in the recycling bins.
Focus on the “Big 3” and place only these items in your bin.
Corrugated cardboard – flattened.
Plastic bottles & jugs with necks – emptied and rinsed.
Metal food and beverage cans – emptied and rinsed.
Plastic or paper bags, paper, newspapers, magazines, junk mail, cereal boxes, wax paper, clear or Styrofoam boxes, and plastic bottles that do not have necks. Do not bag your recycling items in a plastic bag. The bags can ruin equipment at the recycling plant.
Other items that should never be placed in your recycling bin include electronics, yard debris, food waste, glass, large or small appliances, light bulbs, diapers, carpet or pads, hazardous waste, aluminum foil, wood or lumber.
Draper City has a large bin for cardboard boxes located at our Public Works Facility, 72 E. Sivogah Court (14525 So.). Open Monday to Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., excluding holidays. Boxes must be broken down so they are flat.
Draper City has a glass-recycling bin in the back parking lot of Draper City Hall, 1020 E. Pioneer Road. The bin is located in the southeast corner of the lot.
Any residential HHW material can be brought to either…
Trans-Jordan Landfill (10873 S Bacchus Hwy. (U-111)): Monday – Saturday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Salt Lake Valley Solid Waste Management Facility (6030 W California Ave (1400 South)): Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Trans Jordan Landfill accepts green waste. Please call the landfill at (801) 569-8994, or visit https://transjordan.org/
Garbage is collected weekly, and recycling is collected bi-weekly. See Interactive Map to determine your pick-up day, and the corresponding Recycling Calendar Schedule for your next recycling pick-up.
The following three holidays could delay your pick-up: New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day & Christmas Day. If your pick-up falls on or after the holiday, your pick-up will be delayed by one day for that week only.
Solid Waste service is for household and yard trash only (limbs cut in 2' lengths) - no construction materials or hazardous waste.
Item Who needs Cost Payment due• Special Event Application - Every event - $50 - $250, late fees are additional - Upon application• Liability Insurance - Every event - Depends on size & type of event - Applicant responsible to obtain insurance• Trail Event Application - Events using any city trail - $200 fee plus $200 deposit - Upon application• Per Participant Fee - Events using any city trail - $2 - $5 depends on trail & event type - Within 10 business days after event• Facility Reservation - All special events taking place on city property - Varies by location and length of time - Upon reservation• Police Services - Events that require police assistance (i.e. foot races that cross roads) - $50.50 per hr, per officer, 2 hr minimum - At least 30 days prior to event• Single Event Business License - Events charging fees to participate or attend and events that include any vendor - $20 per license - At least 2 weeks prior to event• SLCo Mass Gathering Permit - Events lasting more than 2 hours and will be attended by more than 500 people - $250-$500, late fees are additional - Upon application• UDOT Special Event Permit - Events using State ST, 12300 S, 11400 S, 700 E, or Bangerter Hwy - $250 - Upon application
No, this is a free event. However, there will be food trucks selling food.
Absolutely. Children are welcome to show off their costumes but they are not required to attend.
Please bring a trick-or-treat bag to collect candy.
No, there is no registration required.
This event is especially appropriate for children between the ages of three to ten, however, children of all ages and their families are welcomed.
Contact the special event coordinator at (801) 576-6584 or by email.
Yes, there will be food trucks where food may be purchased.
The staff of the Parks and Recreation Department of Draper City.
Collectively, the draining water is called storm water runoff and is a concern to us in commercial and industrial sites as well as your neighborhood because of the pollutants it carries.
Where Does This Water Go?A common assumption is the water that heads down the storm drains flows into a treatment plant. Not so! Unlike waste water that is treated, storm water does not go through any treatment process. Storm drains transport storm water to the nearest stream, creek, lake or other waterway.
Water carries whatever it can with it – trash, leaves, chemical residue. With hundreds of storm drains around town, storm water is a major polluter. Although each storm drain contributes only a small number of pollutants, when added together, pollution concentrations are pretty high.
Draper City’s Mission • To operate a drainage system that provides safe, dependable surface drainage in each neighborhood that can be maintained easily and at a reasonable cost• To have a proactive planning process that will ensure that new development does not have a negative impact on existing neighborhoods• To improve the environment by improving the quality of storm water runoff by remaining in compliance with Environmental Protection Agency Regulations
This utility fee is collected by Draper City to provide the services and infrastructure that is considered the City’s storm water system. Storm Water Fees Residential $9.00 per month Commercial $9.00 per month per ERU (Private Communities with common area may at the City’s decision be billed the commercial rate) Commercial ERUs are calculated by the City Engineer and provided to the Utility Billing Department. If you have any questions regarding your ERU calculation, please call our Engineering Department at (801) 576-6360.
Commercial development is assigned a number of ERUs based on impervious surface. One (1) ERU equals 3,000 square feet of impervious surface.
Reduce the discharge of pollutants to the maximum extent practicable
Protect water quality
Satisfy the appropriate water quality requirements of the Clean Water ActDraper City has is also an active member of the Salt Lake County Storm water Coalition. By combining efforts with this coalition Draper City is able to participate in an organization that shares its experiences and knowledge about issues relating to storm water. More information about the coalition can be found at their website below: