Dear Coalville residents and friends,
I hope this message finds you well. As we experience higher temperatures, we also see an increase in the water levels of our valley due to the melting snow in the mountains. However, our city's infrastructure is prepared to handle such conditions.
I am pleased to report that last Sunday, we worked with Utah State Parks and Summit County Public Works to clear a large log jam that had formed near the south end of the bridge. Thanks to the heavy equipment provided by Summit County, we were able to remove a significant portion of the log jam. On Monday, Coalville City Public Works cleaned up the other side, freeing the entire bridge of debris. I am grateful for the effort put forth by our community partners to ensure our safety.
It warms my heart to see neighbors helping neighbors as we prepare for any potential flooding episodes. We have been filling sandbags and distributing them around the city and homes. I am grateful for the efforts of everyone involved, and I have had the pleasure of working with many of you. Please see the attached pictures of our logjam removal and sandbagging efforts.
We still have sand and sandbags available at the City Public Works building. I encourage you and your neighbors to prefill bags for others to use and help us stage them in case of an emergency flooding episode. Thank you to our public works employees, North Summit Fire employees, North Summit Students, and LDS youth groups, as well as many individuals in our community, for their help in filling bags so far. Let's continue to support each other and be mindful of those who may need extra assistance in preparing.
Lastly, I am grateful to live and raise my family in a rural community like Coalville.
Coalville City Mayor