Salt Lake City & Millcreek Boundary Adjustment

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Council approves an ordinance to adjust the shared boundary between Salt Lake City and the City of Millcreek

On December 3, 2019, the Salt Lake City Council approved an ordinance to adjust the shared boundary between the City and Millcreek. The adjustment includes an area bordered by 1300 East Street and Highland Drive, and Miller Avenue and Woodland Avenue, as well as a roundabout at approximately 2300 East and 2700 South.


Adoption of the ordinance is the last step of the Salt Lake City Council’s involvement in the boundary adjustment process. Once the ordinance is adopted, the two cities will then need to file paperwork with the Lieutenant Governor’s office before the end of April 2020. The boundary adjustment should then be final on July 1, 2020.

Background

Elected officials from Millcreek and Salt Lake City, including Salt Lake City Council Members and the Mayor, have been meeting over the past several months to discuss possible boundary adjustment options between the two cities. These negotiations are the most recent in a series of discussions between the two cities regarding their mutual boundary in the Highland Drive / 1300 East area. The Council authorized a subcommittee of its members to conduct negotiations prior to discussing the issue during their September 3, 2019 work session.

Timeline

  • Council discussed the item during their September 3, 2019 work session.
  • Council adopted a resolution authorizing an interlocal agreement between Salt Lake City and Millcreek on September 17, 2019. The resolution outlined the process and future expectations, and initiated the state boundary adjustment process.
  • Council held a public hearing on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 7 p.m. on the boundary adjustment proposal. The City of Millcreek will also held a public hearing on Monday, November 25.
  • Council adopted an ordinance approving the boundary adjustment on Tuesday, December 3, 2019.

Area Maps

Miller Ave and Woodland Boundary map
Draft Plat map for Miller, Woodland boundary adjustment
Draft Plat map for 2300 East Roundabout boundary adjustment

Council Meeting Recaps

December 4, 2019 Council Adoption

The Council approved an ordinance to adjust the shared boundary between Salt Lake City and the City of Millcreek. The adjustment includes an area bordered by 1300 East Street and Highland Drive, and Miller Avenue and Woodland Avenue, as well as a roundabout at approximately 2300 East and 2700 South. Following this step, both cities will submit the boundary adjustment paperwork to the State for approval.

November 19, 2019 Public Hearing

The Council held a public hearing for the proposed boundary adjustment, which is supported by both cities, between Salt Lake City and the City of Millcreek. The City of Millcreek will also hold a public hearing on Monday, November 25. Visit Millcreek’s website for meeting information. Read the proposed ordinance or watch the hearing to learn more.


Next steps: The Council will take action on the proposal in coming weeks.

September 3, 2019 Council Discussion

On Tuesday, the Council discussed a proposal to adjust the boundaries between Salt Lake City and the City of Millcreek. Both parties have agreed that this and any future potential boundary adjustments will not include the area known as Brickyard Plaza.


Elected officials from Millcreek and Salt Lake City, including the Council and the Mayor, have been meeting over the past several months to discuss possible boundary adjustment options between the two cities. This begins a months-long public boundary adjustment process governed by State law.


Watch the September 3 discussion or read the Council staff report to learn more.


Next steps: The Salt Lake City Council will consider adopting a resolution that would outline the process of the proposal up to this point and outline future expectations, and initiate the state boundary adjustment process on September 17, 2019.

September 17, 2019 Council Meeting

During the September 17 formal meeting, the Council approved a resolution starting the process to formally consider adjusting the boundaries between Salt Lake City and Millcreek. The resolution starts the public hearing time period and announces the proposal to adjust the boundaries. Watch the Council's discussion and read the Council staff report learn more.


Next steps: The Council will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 7 p.m. The City of Millcreek will also hold a public hearing in November. Visit Millcreek's website for meeting information.

SLCTV Interview: Council Member Amy Fowler, District 7

District 7 Council Member Amy Fowler spoke to SLCtv about the a new boundary adjustment agreement with Millcreek.


September 3, 2019 Press Conference

Salt Lake City Council Members, Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski, Millcreek Mayor Jeff Silvestrini, and Millcreek Council Members announce a new boundary adjustment agreement.