There were two registered earthquakes felt by many in Herriman Friday morning. The 3.3- and 3.7-magnitude tremors have prompted all of us to wonder how we’re doing with our preparedness for a large earthquake.

 

This is a high-risk area

Utah includes some of the highest-risk areas in the United States for a large earthquake, and especially along the Wasatch Front.

Source: U.S. Geological Survey

Source: U.S. Geological Survey

 

So what should we do to prepare?

Be Ready Utah has some great tips in their brochure to help us all be prepared, like the 7 steps of earthquake safety

Source: Be Ready Utah

Report what you felt

In the meantime, if you felt this morning’s quakes, please report what you felt to the USGS through this link to help document what happened, including any damage.

What exactly does a magnitude of 3.7 mean?

This site explains what earthquake magnitudes mean and how they may feel. Magnitudes grow exponentially, meaning each measurement of magnitude is significantly and increasingly larger than the last.

What would a 7.0 earthquake look like in Utah?

It is uncomfortable to think about, but a devastating earthquake is a very real possibility in our area. What would it look like here? Be Ready Utah created this video in 2011 to help illustrate the potential disaster:

  • Voted 4-1 to table (and continue the public hearing) the preliminary subdivision plan for the Advantage Arts Academy Charter School located approximately at 6200 W 11800 South. The commission wants resolution of several issues before making a final decision. Staff will meet with the applicant on Monday to discuss concerns and solutions.
  • Voted 4-1 to table  (and continue the public hearing) a site plan for the Advantage Arts Academy Charter School located approximately at 6200 W 11800 South. The commission wants resolution of several issues before making a final decision. Staff will meet with the applicant on Monday to discuss concerns and solutions.
  • Voted 5-0 to recommend approval of zoning text change regarding fencing. Legislative item will be forwarded to the City Council for a final decision.
  • Voted 5-0 to remove outdoor shooting ranges from the definition of “Outdoor Recreation and Entertainment.” The commission also directed staff to research and prepare a future zoning text amendment to reintroduce “shooting range” as a separate land use within appropriate zones with necessary public safety measures. Legislative item will be forwarded to the City Council for a final decision.
  • Voted 5-0 to consolidate accessory structure regulations into a single section of City Code. The commission also supported some modifications regarding setbacks, placement, and compatible design of accessory structures. Legislative item will be forwarded to the City Council for a final decision.

Meeting Video Link

Below is the video of the Joint Planning Commission/City Council meeting from January 30th.

The Commission and Council discussed the new General Plan process with City Planner Michael Maloy and project consultants from CRSA Architects.

Presentation PDF (link)

 

 

 

 

The Planning Commission is comprised of 7 members and 2 alternate members appointed by the City Council.  We are currently looking for Planning Commissioners. Planning Commissioners serve a 3 year term.  An applicant must be a registered voter and a resident of Herriman.

Planning Commission meetings are held the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month at 6:00pm.

Anyone interested in serving on the Planning Commission is invited to an application by 5:00pm on February 28, 2019. Apply online here.

Information about the Planning Commission is available online at www.herriman.org, or by calling the Planning Department at 801-446-5323.


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