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Millcreek designs website to aid voters' decision on city status

Millcreek designs website to aid voters' decision on city status



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MILLCREEK — People living in the township of Millcreek will vote this November whether or not to become a new city. On Thursday, they used a new tool to help them make the decision.

Both those "for and against" the incorporation of Millcreek have worked together with Salt lake County to launch this website that will help citizens vote. On it, residents will see specific questions that will be asked on the ballot as well as the pros and cons of incorporating.

"Rumors get spread," said community advocate, Jeff Silvestrini. "We're trying to address rumors that may be misleading."

If approved by voters, the new city would combine more than 65 thousand people who live in the Canyon Rim, East Millcreek and Mount Olympus communities. Salt Lake County Mayor, Peter Corroon, announced major educational efforts on Thursday morning that are aimed at the residents of Millcreek Township.


Both those "for and against" the incorporation of Millcreek have worked together with Salt lake County to launch this website that will help citizens vote.

The Salt Lake Conference of Mayors announced near unanimous support Thursday for the incorporation of Millcreek Township, with the only dissenting vote coming from Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon.

Mike Winder, West Valley City mayor and president of the Conference of Mayors, issued a statement announcing the support but acknowledging the decision lies in the hands of voters.

"The mayors state that it is in the best interest of cities to have other populated areas in the valley incorporate, and that this is consistent with their ultimate objective of 'wall-to-wall' cities for the valley," Winder said in a prepared statement.

The resolution cites a number of reasons in favor of incorporation, including preserving community identity and maintaining local economic control.

Township voters will decide in the November general election whether they want to create the County's 17th municipality.

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