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New Commercial Buildings that are over 2000 sq. feet Commercial Additions that are over 2000 sq. feet Commercial Remodels that are over 2000 sq. feet Unusual construction such as mixing building systems wood/masonry/steel as structural elements or buildings of unusual shape New Residential (Single family dwellings and duplexes)
*Commercial shall include non-residential*
The following plans generally do not need to be stamped:
Residential Additions Residential Remodels Residential Garages or Sheds (unless they meet criteria for unusual construction).
Commercial: Architectural sets Structural sets (generally w/architectural) Sets of structural calculations Sets of specifications Energy compliance forms Site plans Soils ReportsResidential: Architectural plans Site plans Sets of structural calculations if required by the Plans Examiner MEC compliance forms, completedEnergy Compliance Forms
Almost all contractors must be licensed with the State of Utah. The State of Utah requires that we confirm that the General Contractor/Builder, Electrical Contractor, Plumbing Contractor and the Mechanical Contractor are licensed. If you hire a General Contractor or Construction Company to build your home, it is their responsibility to assure West Valley City through the Contractor Verification Form that the sub-contractors are licensed.
If you are the owner and builder you are not required to have a license and you may do all the work yourself.
Insures there is no friable asbestos in the building, or that friable asbestos has been removed by appropriate means by a contractor licensed for asbestos removal. Insures that all utility lines to the building have been terminated at a safe location by the utility companies. Removes the demolished building from the State tax roles. Insures that appliances and electrical devices that might contain hazardous materials have been disposed of properly.
Request an Asbestos check and a predemolition inspection. The Asbestos contractor you hire must be approved by the State. The Asbestos Coordinator will inspect your structure to determine if your structure contains friable asbestos and/or appliances or devices with hazardous materials.
The coordinator will help you obtain an approval from the State Division of Air Quality for your demolition permit. Once the State Division of Air Quality has confirmation that no asbestos or hazardous materials exists, State Division of Air Quality will notify West Valley City.
You Must request termination of utilities as follows:
For termination of natural gas lines call Questar Dispatcher at (801) 324-5111For termination of sewer and water lines call Granger Hunter Improvement District at (801)968-3551. Utility companies will notify Misty Jenkins at West Valley City at (801) 963-3475, when all utility lines have been terminated in preparation for demolition.
Confirm with Misty Jenkins of West Valley City at (801)963- 3475 that approvals for demolition have been received by the city from: State Division of Air Quality Questar Company
Once you have confirmed that West Valley City has received all necessary approvals for demolition, you may submit your application for a demolition permit.
The West Valley City Building Inspections Division is located in room 220 at City Hall, 3600 South Constitution Blvd. Office Hours are from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm, Monday through Thursday, excluding holidays.
The permit can be issued immediately if the approvals have been received by the Building Inspections Division. In order to issue the demolition permit, the legal owner of the building must sign the permit application.
If the owner is using a contractor to perform the demolition, the application must contain the contractor's company name, State license number and signature of the contractor. The cost of the demolition permit is $53.00.
*If you have further questions about demolitions call Misty Jenkins at (801)963-3475
Note: State law allows a property owner to build a single family dwelling for their own use (not for sale). No contractor would be required, therefore, no contractor verification form would be required. You must own the property in order to obtain a permit for the construction of a single family dwelling, as an owner/builder.
You may have to demolish the structure if it is found that the structure is located on your property in violation of existing city ordinances. Who needs a permit?
Redevelopment. Encourage private and public investment in previously developed areas that are blighted. Economic Development. Work with businesses to increase the jobs available in the community and the state as a whole. Housing Development. Increase the amount and variety of affordable housing within the community.
First, a blight survey area is identified for study. The study entails gathering information on the condition of buildings and improvements, the existence of hazardous materials, social factors and safety concerns.
Second, the RDA board holds an evidentiary hearing to determine whether or not all or part of the area qualifies as blighted. If an area is blighted, it is eligible for redevelopment assistance. "Blight" is a legal term defined in the Utah Neighborhood Development Act.
Third, the RDA prepares a redevelopment plan and project area budget to identify how redevelopment would be encouraged. The planning process varies in each community. Typically planning includes formal or informal discussions with property owners, investors, taxing agencies, community planners and others to identify planning objectives, strategies and implementation costs.
Fourth, the planning commission for the community reviews the redevelopment plan to assure it conforms to the community's master plan.
Fifth, the RDA board holds one or more public hearings to obtain comments and suggestions on the proposed plan and budget. The RDA board and the community council or commission then adopt, adopt with modifications or reject the plan. Adopting the plan establishes a redevelopment project area.
Sixth, if the plan includes the use of tax increment, a committee of representatives from the affected taxing agencies approves, approves with changes, or rejects the project area budget.
RDA's can use up to 20% of the tax increment generated by an economic development or redevelopment project area to encourage the development of affordable housing throughout the community. RDA's use tax increment as it becomes available to stimulate housing rehabilitation, adaptive re-use and new development within redevelopment project areas.
First, an area is targeted for economic development. This is called a "survey area."
Second, the RDA prepares an economic development plan and project area budget describing the economic development project to be accomplished as a result of RDA participation.
Third, the community planning commission reviews the plan to be certain it conforms to the community's master plan.
Fourth, the RDA board holds one or more public hearings to obtain comments and suggestions on the proposed plan and budget. The RDA board and the community council or commission then adopt, adopt with modifications or reject the plan. Adopting the plan establishes an economic development project area.
Fifth, if the plan includes the use of tax increment, a committee of representatives from the affected taxing agencies approves, approves with changes, or rejects the project area budget.
To register in person, please visit the Salt Lake County Elections Division at 2001 South State Street, Room #S1100.
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If your garbage day falls on one of these holidays or after the holiday during the same week, your garbage will be picked up a day later. If in doubt, put it out!
The following list includes what can and can not be recycled.
Recycling is easy! You don’t even have to hassle with garbage bags; just throw your recyclables right in the container. Participating in recycling contributes to saving our natural resources by reusing aluminum, paper, plastic and other recyclable materials.
West Valley City is currently reviewing the Macquarie proposal. Under the proposal, residents will not be paying that $18-20 utility fee until their entire neighborhood, including their home, is connected to the fiber network. Approval of the plan is still months away, and there will be opportunity for public input. Once approved, it could be as many as two years before they would have to pay that utility fee. When the neighborhood is connected to the UTOPIA network and has internet service, the utility fee will be charged to each residence; the fee includes internet service at no extra cost.
Every home, apartment and business in the 11 member cities network connected.
With a ubiquitous (fully built” network, scale attracts new service providers and content opportunities).
An access portal to be installed on each residence within 30 months.
A utility of fee to be charged by the cities, in exchange, a basic level of service provided.
PPP provides fixed cost for construction and operations.
Operating deficits eliminated, no more requests for additional funding.
Network remains open access, fostering competition and enhanced services.
Upon handback of the network after 30 years, the Cities will have an asset that is expected to produce approximately $100 million of free cash flow per year. This represents a tremendously valuable resource for future generations.
Macquarie has also been a leader in developing the Public/Private Partnership (P3) model. Globally, Macquarie manages assets including $100 billion of infrastructure projects in the United States, diversified across ports, telecoms infrastructure, bridges, tunnels, roads and airports. Approximately $25 billion of these assets have been developed under the P3 model, and Macquarie believes that municipal fiber assets such as the UTOPIA network are well suited to this same model.
Resources not keeping pace – debt levels getting too high.
P3 leverages government resources without capital market expense and more debt. .
P3s ensure ‘asset performance’ — payments to private entity based on performance.
Private partner assumes burdens: on-time, on-budget, managing performance and costs.
Cost reductions of 20-30% compared to similar, government run projects.
The Cities will not have to make any payments to Macquarie until a customer is connected to the network, or 6 months after the network is built to the customer’s address, whichever comes first.
Network construction only partially complete.
Market too small to attract major providers.
Available providers not sufficient to attract more customers.
Revenues insufficient to complete construction.
Incomplete construction keeps customer base small.
A ubiquitous build-out will allow service providers to more efficiently market their services. For example, right now it doesn’t make sense for service providers to buy print, radio or billboard ads because the network is only available to a small subset of the people they would reach through those media.
But please note that a deal with Google, were it available, would provide no opportunity to assist the 11 partner cities with existing debt. Provo sold its fiber network assets for $1, kept all its debt, and was left with no revenue stream to help pay it down.
A key objective of the partnership between the cities, UTOPIA and Macquarie is to maximize benefits for the communities. Keeping the infrastructure in the control of the cities ensures all residents, regardless of income, are provided a basic level of connectivity at a competitive price.
The P3 and its various operational entities will not compete directly with private providers for residential or business customers. The operator of the former UTOPIA network will be providing a “fiber highway” that any provider can use to deliver data, voice, video and other services to customers. This highway is open to any provider that wishes to use it, including Comcast.
First, simply completing construction of the UTOPIA network will increase the alternatives available to all residents. Providing communities greater choice of providers generally reduces prices for telecom services, even from current providers. Macquarie understands that Google’s entry into the Provo, Kansas City and Austin markets has resulted in price reductions and speed increases from incumbent providers.
Second, this P3 network will help your city save money in a number of ways in delivering services and information to residents. Third, network cities may offer free services such as public ‘hot spots’ throughout the community. In short, the benefits will not begin or end at your front door.
Even if certain residents don’t use the internet, there is a very good chance they do have a phone service. For very little additional cost (likely less than $8 per month), residents could add a phone service to the basic internet service. This would likely result in basic internet and phone service at a price lower than their existing phone-only service.
The performance standards will be set to ensure users have a reliable network on which they can utilize the full capacity of connection speeds up to 1Gbps. Macquarie must meet these standards, both in network design, construction and operations, to receive any payment from the cities. Macquarie’s ultimate success hinges on superior network capability, a robust product offering and high customer satisfaction.
Existing users will also be stranded without service.
However, no adjustment will be made to cover any unexpected or unforeseen increases in costs that could have been mitigated by Macquarie. For example, even if the cost of the build out exceeds the price guaranteed to the cities, or costs to operate the network are materially higher than calculated by Macquarie, the utility fee cannot be adjusted without written consent from the cities.
So this proposal must be viewed in light of the past and the repair that is needed, but a much bigger and more important reason for it is the future. Fiber and the superfast connectivity it brings are the future in medicine, education, public safety, business and economic development – almost every aspect of our lives. Who could have imagined fifty years ago where we find ourselves today in terms of telecommunications and information technology? Connectivity affects everyday living in ways our grandparents could never have imagined. A successful, prosperous future will require even greater vision, innovation and investment, and the future is what this “deal” is really about.