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• To collect and disseminate valid information about each judges performance so that voters may make informed decisions about whether or not to retain that judge in office.• To provide judges with useful feedback about their performance so that they may become better judges and to thereby improve the quality of the judiciary as a whole;• To promote public accountability of the judiciary while ensuring that the judiciary continues to operate as an independent branch of government.
To accomplish these goals, the Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission conducts multi-faceted evaluations of judges. A key part of the Commission's evaluation process is a survey of people who have had sufficient experience with a judge to develop an informed opinion about his or her performance. These people include attorneys, jurors, and court staff.
Those surveyed are asked to evaluate the judges on their legal ability, integrity and judicial temperament, and administrative ability. In addition, the Commission conducts a courtroom observation program, and ensures compliance with disciplinary and education standards.
As judges stand for retention elections, the Commission makes a public recommendation regarding whether the judge should be retained in office. The voters ultimately decide whether or not each judge will continue to serve in office.
The current members of the Commission on Judicial Performance are:
• Anthony Schofield, Commission Chair and retired 4th District Court judge appointed by the Supreme Court.• Eric DeRosia, citizen, appointed by the Supreme Court.• Diana Allison, citizen, appointed by the Governor.• Nate Alder, attorney, appointed by the Governor.• John P. Ashton, attorney, appointed by the Supreme Court.• Robert S. Fotheringham, citizen, appointed by the Supreme Court.• Joanne Rigby, retired justice court judge, appointed by the Governor.• Ron Gordon, attorney and executive director of the Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice.• Dave Lambert, attorney, appointed by the Senate.• David Roth, retired 2nd District Court judge, appointed by the Governor.• Ann Marie McIff Allen, attorney, appointed by the House of Representatives.• Kelsie Strong, citizen, appointed by the Senate.• Shannon P. Sebahar, citizen, appointed by the House of Representatives.
The executive director of the Commission is Joanne C. Slotnik.
Most moving and non-moving violations do not require a court appearance. The most common traffic violations that do require a court appearance are speeding in a school zone, no proof of insurance, and driving license violations. All animal control and other city ordinance violations, as well as the majority of criminal charges, do require a court appearance. If you were involved in a criminal action for which you were booked or if a police report was written, you may be summoned to court to answer to the charges. You may contact the court, and the clerks will inform you if your appearance is required. All animal control and other city ordinance violations, as well as the majority of criminal charges, do require a court appearance.
Draper Court follows the recommended bail schedule set by the State of Utah as follows: Speeding Violation: 0 -10 over $120.00 11 - 15 over 150.00 16 - 20 over 200.00 21 - 25 over 270.00 26 - 30 over 370.00 Anything above 30 miles per hour over the speed limit requires a court appearance, and the person cited must schedule an appointment with the Judge. Bail amounts on all the above are doubled if the violation occurs in a construction zone. For improper lookout, negligent collision, failure to yield, failure to stop, improper lane change, disobeying traffic control or failure to reduce speed, the bail amount is $120.00. If there was an accident, a $30.00 surcharge is added. For expired registration or no valid driver's license, the bail amount is $50.00. This bail will be reduced to $40.00 with a copy of a valid registration or valid driver's license. Failure to wear a seat belt is $60.00.
Payments are accepted online, by mail or in person. To pay online, visit the Utah State Courts website www.utcourts.gov/, a safe, secure site for online payments. You will need your citation or case number in order to process your payment. Types of Charges to Pay Online Online payments may be made to Draper Justice Court for the following charges: Moving traffic violations, including speeding No driver's license No registration Minor equipment violations Other Payment Methods Payments are also accepted by mail, by phone, or in person. When paying by mail, please include a copy of your citation with your payment. Your check or money order should be made payable to Draper Court and mailed to: 1020 E. Pioneer Rd. Draper, UT 84020 If you wish to pay by credit or debit card, please call (801) 576-6321 and the finance staff will assist you.The city accepts VISA, MASTER CARD, AMERICAN EXPRESS or DISCOVER. Types of Charges Not Payable Online Online payments for other violations must contact the court: Mandatory court appearance Speeding in a school zone No insurance Driving on suspension or revocation Criminal charges Minor Traffic Violations Draper City does not offer traffic school. If you are interested in keeping points off your driving history or preventing the charges from affecting your insurance, you will need to contact the Draper Court directly at (801) 576-6540. Not all violations will qualify. This is only available for minor traffic violations.When paying by mail, please include a copy of your citation with your payment.
You can apply for an expungement of the record of arrest, investigation, and detention by filing a petition. You are eligible for expungement of conviction if the following conditions are met: • You have no more than one felony or two class A or B misdemeanor convictions • You have been released from incarceration, parole, or probation for the specified amount of time. • You have satisfied all fines and restitution ordered as part of the sentence.
To get an expungement, you must seek and receive a certificate of Eligibility for Expungement from the Utah State Bureau of Criminal Identification. Some factors that may result in denial of this certificate are:
Time period required by law has not been met. See below. This time period does not begin until all confinement and probation has been completed and fines are paid. • Three or more convictions (for a felony, or class A or class B misdemeanors), not stemming from a single arrest. • More than one felony, not stemming from a single arrest. • Forcible 2nd degree felonies • A previous felony expungement. • One or more pending arrest(s). • Conviction of a sexual offense against a minor. • Registerable sex offender status. • Court records indicate that the case is still open. • Disposition information is missing, and discretion of eligibility is not given.
Expungement is possible for the following records:
• Arrest • Investigation • Detention records which did not result in conviction • Criminal convictions under prescribed restrictions
The filing fee for an expungement can be found at: http://www.utcourts.gov/resources/Fees.htm
Note: According to Utah Code §77-18-10, if you were arrested but no charges were filed, or if you were acquitted, there will be no filing fee to expunge those charges from your arrest record.
You should consider whether to file the petition to expunge the record in whole or in part. If a record is expunged in part, all references to the petitioner's name in the records pertaining to the adjudicated cases will be expunged. If a record is expunged in whole, all records in the court will be sealed.
Stop Sign Regulations. To protect the City’s liability, there are rules for stop sign installation that should be followed. These rules are established by the United States Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration and published in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices. STOP signs tend to increase speed. Numerous studies conclude that stop signs are only effective at controlling vehicle speeds within 150 feet of an intersection. At the time of installation, speeds are initially reduced, but reduced speeds are not long lasting. Over time, some motorists actually increase their speed to make up for the “inconvenience” of stopping or disregard the stop signs altogether. Hence, solving a speeding problem by installing stop signs for one tends to relocate the problem to an unsuspecting neighbor, child, cyclist or pedestrian down the street. Vehicle speeds are best managed by the driver of the vehicle. Each driver needs to consider leaving a little earlier to avoid rushing and hurried driving.
Did you know?
The number of vehicles passing through some residential intersections is so small that stop signs are not necessary.
Some intersections have a YIELD sign installed when there is a street with a small number of cars intersecting a street with a larger number of passing vehicles.
Two-Way Stop controlled intersections are used when the right-of-way is assigned to the street most travelled. Drivers, cyclists and pedestrians entering or crossing such streets are directed to stop and ensure safe distances exist prior to entering or crossing the roadway.
All-Way or Four-Way stop signs are installed when the number of cars on the intersecting roads are approximately the same. Rules of courtesy among drivers are established for cars and cyclists turning or crossing the intersection. Pedestrians are advised to use caution while crossing all roadways.
You can download an Encroachment Permit Application here.
Draper City has received an application from Geneva Rock to rezone a portion of its property to expand mining operations and to create a conservation easement on Steep Mountain.
Draper City has the legal obligation to review any zone change application it receives and process the application in a manner consistent with Utah and Draper City codes. The City will consider Geneva’s application through an open and transparent process that ensures the input of its residents is considered and balanced with the rights of the private property owner.
The Draper City Development Review Committee (DRC) is reviewing the application and will meet with the applicant periodically over the next several weeks. The DRC is comprised of subject-matter experts from the city’s various departments. The DRC will review the application for consistency with the General Plan and for compliance with engineering standards, city codes, and ordinances.
We will continue to send out regular updates on Geneva Rock’s application as we receive additional information.
There will be multiple opportunities for public feedback. Draper City has created a webpage on the city website for official information regarding Geneva Rock’s request. Residents can leave a comment via an online public comment form.
The health and well-being of residents is a top priority. While the city has zoning authority, the State’s Division of Oil, Gas, and Mining and the Department of Air Quality are responsible for ensuring Geneva Rock complies with existing regulations.
The Utah Division of Oil, Gas and Mining follows the Utah Office of Administrative Rules Title R647. Natural Resources; Oil, Gas and Mining Non-Coal.https://rules.utah.gov/publicat/code/r647/r647.htm
R647-1 outlines what the Minerals Program does; R674-4 provides all the information for large mining operations including operation and reclamation plans. This information is available on the website and is a good reference for residents.
The Division of Air Quality regulates aggregate operations such as Geneva Rock's sand and gravel pit through a permitting and compliance inspection process. The permits issued to these sites include regulations that require the companies to control dust from roads, crushers, screens, conveyors, storage piles, etc. There are also limits on production, hours of operation, fuel consumption and pollution control equipment.
Inspectors from the DAQ conduct unannounced inspections at these sites and evaluate all of the permit conditions as well as any other state and federal air quality regulations that apply. DAQ inspectors also conduct unannounced investigations at aggregate plants if the division receives complaints from the public or if we observe visible emissions while traveling and working in the vicinity.
Records Hours:Monday - Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
To report an emergency, dial 9-1-1.
Online Reporting is available for non-emergency incidents; such as thefts, vandalism and suspicious activity. Online Reporting is not available for incidents where the suspect is known or there is evidence that needs to be collected. The Online Reporting form can be found at www.draper.ut.us/CrimeReport.
To report non-emergencies to a police officer, call (801) 840-4000. You may indicate at the time of the call if you prefer to have an officer call you on the phone or come to your location. Please note; this is a non-emergency number.
You may come to the Draper City Police Department in person. Police officers respond to these calls in order of their priority status (from high to low priority). "911" calls are a high priority and receive an immediate response. Informational and other non-emergency calls may receive a lower priority status, which will generally result in a longer response time. Online Crime Report
You can search for warrants on the State of Utah Warrant Search. State if Utah Warrant Search
Non-Emergency: (801) 840-4000Business Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, excluding holidays.
For more information on fingerprint based background checks, contact the Utah Bureau of Criminal Identification at (801) 965-4445.
Item Who needs Cost Payment due• Special Event Application - Every event - $50 - $250, late fees are additional - Upon application• Liability Insurance - Every event - Depends on size & type of event - Applicant responsible to obtain insurance• Trail Event Application - Events using any city trail - $200 fee plus $200 deposit - Upon application• Per Participant Fee - Events using any city trail - $2 - $5 depends on trail & event type - Within 10 business days after event• Facility Reservation - All special events taking place on city property - Varies by location and length of time - Upon reservation• Police Services - Events that require police assistance (i.e. foot races that cross roads) - $50.50 per hr, per officer, 2 hr minimum - At least 30 days prior to event• Single Event Business License - Events charging fees to participate or attend and events that include any vendor - $20 per license - At least 2 weeks prior to event• SLCo Mass Gathering Permit - Events lasting more than 2 hours and will be attended by more than 500 people - $250-$500, late fees are additional - Upon application• UDOT Special Event Permit - Events using State ST, 12300 S, 11400 S, 700 E, or Bangerter Hwy - $250 - Upon application
Collectively, the draining water is called storm water runoff and is a concern to us in commercial and industrial sites as well as your neighborhood because of the pollutants it carries.
Where Does This Water Go?A common assumption is the water that heads down the storm drains flows into a treatment plant. Not so! Unlike waste water that is treated, storm water does not go through any treatment process. Storm drains transport storm water to the nearest stream, creek, lake or other waterway.
Water carries whatever it can with it – trash, leaves, chemical residue. With hundreds of storm drains around town, storm water is a major polluter. Although each storm drain contributes only a small number of pollutants, when added together, pollution concentrations are pretty high.
Draper City’s Mission • To operate a drainage system that provides safe, dependable surface drainage in each neighborhood that can be maintained easily and at a reasonable cost• To have a proactive planning process that will ensure that new development does not have a negative impact on existing neighborhoods• To improve the environment by improving the quality of storm water runoff by remaining in compliance with Environmental Protection Agency Regulations
This utility fee is collected by Draper City to provide the services and infrastructure that is considered the City’s storm water system. Storm Water Fees Residential $9.00 per month Commercial $9.00 per month per ERU (Private Communities with common area may at the City’s decision be billed the commercial rate) Commercial ERUs are calculated by the City Engineer and provided to the Utility Billing Department. If you have any questions regarding your ERU calculation, please call our Engineering Department at (801) 576-6360.
Commercial development is assigned a number of ERUs based on impervious surface. One (1) ERU equals 3,000 square feet of impervious surface.
Reduce the discharge of pollutants to the maximum extent practicable
Protect water quality
Satisfy the appropriate water quality requirements of the Clean Water ActDraper City has is also an active member of the Salt Lake County Storm water Coalition. By combining efforts with this coalition Draper City is able to participate in an organization that shares its experiences and knowledge about issues relating to storm water. More information about the coalition can be found at their website below: