Millcreek Incorporation: Process
Utah State Statute identifies a specific process for the incorporation of a municipality. While property owners play a key role in the petition processes, the ultimate decision to incorporate lies with the registered voters of the impacted area.
Any incorporation effort requires two separate petitions: first, a petition for a feasibility study, and second, a petition to place the incorporation item on the ballot. The incorporation process also requires two separate elections. The first is an election on the specific incorporation question, which includes selection of the form of government if the incorporation is successful. The second election allows voters to select their municipal officials. In the final stage of the incorporation process, key decisions regarding the future of the proposed municipality are vested with the five identified sponsors of the incorporation petition.