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Measure would prevent lots from straddling line

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Part of the problem caused by the SunCrest subdivision that straddles Salt Lake and Utah county lines above Draper would be solved by HB20, which passed the House on Monday.

Rep. Dave Hogue, R-Riverton, said his bill would prevent building lots from straddling a county line. The subdivision could still go forward but lots one-acre or smaller could only border a county line.

Although SunCrest is the only development currently facing the problems of homes split by county borders, other developments in Wasatch, Morgan and Juab counties face the problem.

Hogue said his bill takes care of the problems, such as who do residents pay taxes to and where do they vote, in the future.

A constitutional amendment is needed to actually move county lines slightly to resolve the issues at Suncrest, which has 94 houses actually straddling the line on Traverse Ridge. Such an amendment has been filed in the Senate, Hogue said.