Trail Road special Assessment Area

What is the Trail Road SAA?
The Trail Road Special Assessment Area consists of twenty-eight (28) lots/properties and are located on Trail Road and Hidden Lake Road The property owners are requesting a waterline and sewer line project that would serve the twenty-eight s by submitting a SAA petition in which at least 50% of the property owners within the proposed SAA to the Town Council on November 9, 2021.  

Notice of Intent: 
As part of the Special Assessment Area requirements, a Notice of Intent was adopted by the Town Council on December 7, 2021 in a Special Council meeting.  The Notice of Intent to create the Scenic Drive SAA, officially gives notice to the public and property owners of a public hearing that was scheduled to be held on January 11, 2022 at 1:00 pm. It also states that a 60-day protest period will begin that will allow property owners within the Trail Road SAA to submit written protests to be submitted until March 19, 2022.  

Written Protests:  
On March 22 2022, the Town Council held their regular meeting and reviewed written protests for the Trail Road SAA.  One written protests was received for the Trail Road SAA. Which identified the protests as follows:

Total protests received:                         1 written protest
Total percentage of protests received:     0.038%  

According to state law, in order to a SAA to fail, there must be at least 40% of the properties that submit a written protest within the allotted timeframe.  The Town Council would then be required to adopt a resolution that would dissolve SAA officially.  

Creation of the SAA Resolution:
If the town receives under the 40% written protests, the Council can adopt the Notice of Creation of the Trail Road SAA, which authorizes the Town bid out the water and sewer project, award the contract and start the final phases of the project.  The Town Council adopted the resolution to create the Trail Road Special Assessment Area on March 22, 2022.  

Going to Bid / Awarding the Contract for the Waterline project
The Town has requested bids for the Falcon Court waterline projects which ended on March 30, 2022.  The Council awarded the contract to Perco Rock during the April 12, 2022 Town Council meeting. 

Board of Equalization:  As part of the final steps, the Board of Equalization is appointed.  In which a three-member board consisting of the Town Council is appoint to act as the Board of Equalization and Review on the assessment proposed to be levied on the properties within the SAA pursuant to law.  What this means, is that the Board of Equalization met at the Brian Head Town Hall, 56 N. Hwy. 143, Brian Head, UT on May 18, 19 & 20, 2022 between 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm.  The hearing may be adjourned or recessed from time to time provided by law until the work of the Board shall be completed.  At each hearing the Board will hear argument, written or oral, from any person who believes themselves to be aggrieved, including arguments relating to any direct or indirect benefits accruing to any tract, block, lot or parcel of property in the SAA Falcon Court or relating to the amount of the proposed assessment against any tract, block, lot or parcel.  Each property owner will receive a written notice of the notice of meeting of the Board of Equalization and Review.  A written notice will be mailed to each property owner within the Trail Road SAA notifying them of the Board of Equalization notice of meeting and Review.  The Board of Equalization did receive one property owner's argument on the Special Assessment Area's cost in relation to his properties.  

The total amount for the Trail Road SAA for water and sewer system improvements is $929,308 in which Brian Head Town will pay 60% of the sewer in the amount of $188,684 and $0 for water system improvement.  The amount to be assessed to the property owners within the Trail Road SAA is $740,624.  The assessment per lot for the Trail Road SAA is $29,625 in which $24,593 is for water system improvements and $5,032 for sewer system improvements.  The property owners will have the option to prepay the assessment within 25 days of the adopt of the Final Assessment ordinance or pay in annual installations.   

Final Assessment Ordinance:  Adopted May 20, 2022
The Final Assessment Ordinance was adopted during a special Council meeting on May 20, 2022 at 2:15 pm after the Board of Equalization and Review Hearings were adjourned.  The Final Assessment Ordinance identifies the final assessment along with the annual assessment for each property.  It also allows for the property owner to make a prepayment of their assessment, if they choose, within 25 days, after the 25 day period has passed, those who had not pre-paid their assessment up front will automatically have an annual assessment for a period of ten-years.  The document will be recorded with the Iron County Recorder's office and the annual assessment will be sent to the property owner along with their property tax notice.   

If you would like to know more about SAA's, please contact the Town during normal business hours.