City Council Recap

World Champion (men's tumbling) Kaden Brown and his mother stand with the City Council (August 10, 2022)

August 10, 2022 | General Meeting


  • 3-0 approving the Consent Agenda, which includes the following:
    • Construction contract for detention pond improvements
    • Meeting minutes for May 11 and June 29


General Meeting

City Council recognitions

The Council formally recognized Kaden Brown, who recently won a gold medal at the World Games. Brown is a Herriman resident and won the medal in tumbling at the finals in Birmingham, Alabama. 

City Council board and committee reports

  • Councilmember Shields, representing the Mosquito Abatement District board, noted the first positive test of West Nile Virus within mosquito pools. The numbers were small and the pools are not located near Herriman, but the positive results are expected to increase in coming months.
  • Councilmember Hodges, representing the Off-Highway Vehicles Committee, noted a recent meeting in which the group went over initial ideas and potential areas to explore for allowing off-highway vehicles in City-owned open space.


Work Meeting

Blackridge Reservoir operations and parking permit program

Blackridge Reservoir is a popular destination for summertime recreation. The reservoir is primarily a source for secondary water in the city. The City has also allowed the reservoir to also be used a recreation area. Due to its popularity, the area experiences overcrowding issues, including with parking overflowing into nearby neighborhoods. The City has had a parking permit program in place for those neighborhoods, which has general (but not unanimous) support from homeowners. Additionally, in recent years, harmful algal blooms have forced the reservoir's closure by the county health department.

The Council discussed a variety of options to mitigate issues for next year, including requiring payment for access, restricting to residents only, and others. The item will be revisited again in a later meeting. Additionally, some companies have reached out to the City for permission to rent paddle sports equipment at the reservoir. The Council is willing to entertain a formal proposal for this type of service. 

U-111 realignment

The City Council and staff have been working to determine if a resolution would be beneficial to give an official City stance on the location of the realignment of U-111 (Bacchus Highway) and extended Herriman Blvd (12600 South). Several options have been proposed by multiple parties. Key concerns are traffic flow and whether an intersection should occur inside Herriman boundaries to facilitate a commercial center.

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