Mayor’s Report – March 2024

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Torrey, Utah
PO Box 750027
Torrey, UT 84775

Mayor’s Report

Mayor’s Report

March 2024

February & March Activities

Farmer’s Market Location

I understand there is a significant difference of opinion about the Farmer’s Market location and the council’s decision to have the market at the town park.  When the council considered the location it considered several items including safety, citizen input, agreements made with businesses, Torrey’s liability, and access.  Taking these things into account the decision was made to have the Farmer’s Market located at Torrey town park. 

I want to publicly thank the council members and staff, Pat, Jordan, Pearl, Richard, Colleen, Karen, and Dustin, for navigating this difficult issue.

Pedestrian Safety in Torrey

I have asked the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) to place either “Heavy Pedestrian” signs or consider flashing lights like school crossing lights at 100 West and 200 East that would operate during high visitor season

Currently, only a single pedestrian “crossing ahead” sign is located at 200 East westbound on Highway 24 and one marked cross walk at Center Street and Highway 24.

I have also asked UDOT to consider a 20 mph speed limit on Highway 24 during the high visitor season from 100 West to 200 East

Center Street Culvert replacement

The project to replace the culvert at Center Street has begun.  It should take approximately 3 weeks to complete.

There will be a couple of days when Center Street south of Highway 24 will be closed. 

All affected property owners have been notified.

Paving will be later in the spring after temperatures warm up

Grant work

Walking path

The grant request for the walking path will be submitted this week (March 15)

Thanks to PKJ Design Group for creating the walking path project plan

New Town Hall

Kelly Chappell, Ensign Engineering, is updating the project plan to reduce the size of the town hall building, which will reduce the cost

Also, Kelly, Dustin, and I are reviewing what we can do to prepare the site, which will further reduce the cost

Replacing the Sand Creek Bridge

Kelly Chappell is creating a project plan for replacing the bridge from the current Road Maintenance Master Plan

The plan will be submitted to Congresswoman Maloy’s office for consideration of funding through the Community Projects funds

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