Eagle Mountain adds acres to its annexation plan
By Rodger L. Hardy
Published: Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2009 10:48 p.m. MST
EAGLE MOUNTAIN — City leaders adjusted the map that guides future annexations Tuesday by adding 3,370 acres and removing 5,660 acres.
The amendment to the Eagle Mountain Annexation Policy Plan includes 3,091 acres in the Pole Canyon area west of Eagle Mountain between Cedar Fort and Fairfield, including the White Hills subdivision of some 100 homes.
The 5,660 acres to be removed from the boundary plan includes property that Saratoga Springs and Fairfield annexed into their towns.
Additionally, the City Council included some 280 acres north of the northwest corner of the annexation boundary to protect lands near Camp Williams training grounds from development.
Planner Steve Mumford said the area is closest to the military firing range and paratrooper drop. While the city is including 280 acres now, in reality the valley where the training takes place is closer to 2,000 acres, he said.
Other cities encroaching on the military training grounds are Bluffdale, Saratoga Springs and Lehi.
— Rodger L. Hardy