The following article in today’s Salt Lake Tribune clearly demonstrates that the owners of Powder Mountain are determined to ignore or bypass the conditions recommended on their rezone petition by the Ogden Valley Planning Commission.
It is also clear they do not want the residents of Ogden Valley who will be the most affected by this rezone, or their representatives, to have a say on density or traffic issues.
Your VCRD Staff
Petition filed to create town of Powder Mountain
By Kristen Moulton
The Salt Lake Tribune 1/18/08
The owners of Powder Mountain Ski Resort, frustrated with delays in securing permission for a 4,400-acre rezoning, this morning filed a petition with Weber County to incorporate as a new town.
Scott Doughman, one of the owners, said in a news release that the law allowing incorporation ensures the resort's property rights are fairly represented in local government.
The resort last month wrested endorsement for the rezoning from the Ogden Valley Township Planning Commission, but there were many strings attached. The Planning Commission, for instance, wants the owner to essentially build a second road into the resort. The Weber County Commission had expected to take up the proposed rezoning this spring.
Powder Mountain's new owners want to transform the resort that straddles the Weber and Cache county line with 18 new ski lifts; 2,700 houses, condos and town houses; 385 motel rooms; corporate retreats, lodges, retail shops and restaurants; and golf courses.
In the news release today, Doughman said "The Town of Powder Mountain is the next step in a logical evolution of the vision residents have for this community."
The Weber County Commission would have final say over the rezoning and development plans, but incorporation would allow Powder Mountain to have its own planning commission.