EMIGRATION CANYON METRO TOWNSHIP
Serving the residents of Emigration Canyon
The Emigration Canyon Metro Township is a Utah municipality. As such it is a governmental entity with general police powers. It can, within its jurisdiction, create and enforce laws; and it has limited taxing power. It was created by a vote of the residents of Emigration Canyon in 2015. The Township is governed by an elected council consisting of five members, one of whom is selected by the others to be the mayor. The Council is the legislative body of the Township. The chair/mayor is the chief executive officer of the Township.
About the Metro Township
The Emigration Canyon Metro Township is a Utah municipality. As such it is a governmental entity with general police powers. It can, within its jurisdiction, create and enforce laws; and it has limited taxing power. It was created by a vote of the residents of Emigration Canyon in 2015. The Township is governed by an elected council consisting of five members, one of whom is selected by the others to be the mayor. The Council is the legislative body of the Township. The mayor is the chief executive officer of the Township.
The Township has all of the municipal powers available to Utah municipalities under the Utah Municipal Code with the exception of certain taxing powers. It does not have the power to enact a property tax or municipal energy taxes (sometimes called franchise taxes).
The Township council has the authority to enact laws and ordinances to carry out its responsibilities such as land use and development regulations (zoning). As long as these laws are not inconsistent with the Utah Municipal Code and other state statutes.
Metro Township Meetings
Our meetings are held on the 4th Tuesday of every month* via Zoom
from 7:00 - 9:00 pm.
Topic: Emigration Canyon Metro Township Council Meeting
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Meeting ID: 833 2845 1408
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*Meeting dates and times may occasionally be rescheduled due to conflicts.
Announcements and Current Events
CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING
ISSUES WITH SNOW BUILDUP
Snow covering appliance vents in homes can be dangerous for a few reasons:
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: When vents for gas-powered appliances such as furnaces, water heaters, or stoves get covered by snow, it can cause the dangerous gas, carbon monoxide, to build up in the home. Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas that can cause headaches, nausea, and in severe cases, can be fatal.
Fire Hazard: If the snow covers the vents of electrical appliances like dryers or furnaces, it can cause them to overheat and pose a fire hazard. This is because the appliances can't get the necessary airflow to cool down.
Reduced Efficiency: Snow-covered vents can reduce the efficiency of appliances, which can increase energy costs and cause the appliance to work harder than necessary. This can lead to premature wear and tear, requiring costly repairs or replacement.
To prevent these dangers, it's important to keep appliance vents clear of snow and other debris. Homeowners can do this by regularly checking their vents and clearing any obstructions. If snow or ice is a recurring problem, installing vent covers or shields can help protect appliances and keep them running efficiently. It's also a good idea to have your appliances inspected and maintained regularly by a licensed professional.
See Next for Signs/Symptoms of CO Poisoning
Annual CO Poisoning Rates:
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there were an average of 430 carbon monoxide (CO) related deaths per year in the United States between 2010 and 2019. These deaths were primarily caused by unintentional CO poisoning, which can occur when fuel-burning appliances or equipment are not working correctly or are not properly ventilated. In addition to these fatalities, there were also an estimated 50,000 emergency department visits each year due to CO poisoning. It's important to have working CO detectors in your home, as well as to ensure that fuel-burning appliances are properly installed, vented, and maintained.
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