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Which county would you like to adopt a highway in?

  • Box Elder

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  • Weber

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  • Davis

    Votes: 14 13.3%
  • Salt Lake

    Votes: 52 49.5%
  • Utah

    Votes: 24 22.9%
  • Juab

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  • Millard

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Beaver

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  • Washington

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Please vote on which county you would like us to adopt a highway in. This should help us determine which area would have consistent high turn out for service projects. I have only listed counties along the I-15 route. If you would like Cache county, please vote for Box Elder as they straddle I-15 and I could only list 10 options.
 

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How many can we adopt?
 

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Not sure exactly. Perhaps we can start with one or two (in the most popular counties) and then work from there. I'd hate to adopt one and then not be able to get enough people out to fulfill the commitment.
 

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Adopt-A-Highway Details

The Department of Transportation and the group will enter into an agreement to allow the group to contribute to the effort of maintaining and creating litter-free highways. UDOT will provide litter bags, collect the bags you fill, and will provide safety instructions.

By their signature on the contract, the group acknowledges the hazardous nature of the work and agrees to assume full responsibility in the event of an accident or other incident involving death or injury to members of the group or others or property damage that results from negligence or intentional conduct on the part of any member of the group.

The group further agrees to the following provisions:

  • 1. All members of the Group on the roadside will be at least 11 years of age. Children 11 - 15 years of age will be under direct adult supervision.

    2. The group will be acting as authorized volunteer workers for the department and will be responsible
    for the safety of every group member on the roadside or roadway.
    Consequently the group MUST:
    A) Provide safety instructions to every participating member before arrival at the work site.
    B) Follow all safety instructions given by the Region Safety Coordinator or her designee.
    (Some of those instructions are provided.)

    3. The group shall clean the litter from the indicated section of roadway at least three times per year
    for the duration of the contract period, which shall be a minimum of two years. The group acknowledges
    that clean-up dates may be assigned by the department with reasonable notice.

    4. The group shall coordinate all efforts with the Maintenance Station Foreman in charge of the indicated
    section of highway, contacting him at least one week in advance to arrange dates and times for cleanup.

    5. The group shall obtain the necessary supplies and materials from the Department, through the Maintenance Station Foreman during regular business hours.

    6. The group shall place filled trash bags at the edge of the roadway as they become full for pickup and disposal by the department. Bags are to be tied, and torn bags are to be placed inside another bag and secured.

    7. The group shall return any unused materials and supplies furnished by the department to the Maintenance Station Foreman within one week of each clean-up date.

The Department agrees to accomplish the following.

  • 1. Erect a sign on the adopted roadway section with the group's name or acronym displayed to provide recognition for the group's effort.

    2. Assist the group in the group's responsibility to provide safety instruction to their members by offering a safety meeting for group representatives to attend.

    3. Provide special materials as required, including orange safety vest and trash bags.

    4. Allow the group to do work on the section of roadway under the department's jurisdiction.

    5. Remove litter under special circumstances, (i.e. very large, heavy, or hazardous items).
 

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We might also consider a name for our group.. Like Utahconcealedcarry.com firearm rights and environmental support corps.. Maybe that should be for another thread.. or perhaps we could have more than one group.. ;)
 

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I voted Weber but that's only because it would be convenient. Most anywhere would suit me for the opportunity to excersize my right. 8)
 

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I voted Weber but that's only because it would be convenient.
That's exactly the point. We want to find a location that is convenient for the greatest number of people, that way we have a greater likelihood of being able to fulfill our commitment.
 

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Ruger Collector said:
We might also consider a name for our group.. Like Utahconcealedcarry.com firearm rights and environmental support corps.. Maybe that should be for another thread.. or perhaps we could have more than one group.. ;)
I think UtahConcealedCarry.com would be sufficient. I thought it might be a good idea to work with Sgt. Jensen and have opencarry.org do another stretch of highway. That way we can help with theirs and they can help with ours and both boards will have some advertising. The way I see it if members join the Utah Opencarry.org forums they will end up on this site and I think the same argument works the other way around as well.
 

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Thomas said:
I thought it might be a good idea to work with Sgt. Jensen and have opencarry.org do another stretch of highway.
Including OCDO is a great idea, we should ask the gentleman in Va. who owns that domain for permission to use it's name for such a project.
 
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Um Tooele county!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Highway 36 just south of Tooele is a mess. I'll pick up trash in another county though, I am just that neighborly.
 

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Like I said, I just listed the counties around I-15. This should allow the greatest number of people to attend our meets. If you live in a county away from I-15, just pick the one that you would be most willing to go to.
 

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I can see it now

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911 operators being plagued with calls stating that there is about 2 dozen people with guns marching down I15

Next thing you know :copcar: :tank: :copcar: :tank: :copcar: :tank: :copcar: :tank:
 

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As we discussed at the dinner last week, I have already begun the process of Adopting a Highway in Salt Lake County. I have emailed the lady who is in charge of the program for the whole wasatch front and I am just waiting to hear back from her. Since it is only 3 times a year I think that 2 locations would be manageable, Salt Lake and Utah Counties are in the lead on the poll...

If I don't hear from her by tomorrow I will send another message, I contacted her on Thursday and haven't heard back yet.

EDIT: I did mention that we would like a stretch that is always 1000 feet away from a school zone, if we can get a piece of I-15 that shouldn't be an issue.
 

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xmirage2kx said:
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911 operators being plagued with calls stating that there is about 2 dozen people with guns marching down I15
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:lol2: Yeah, but with the orange vests on, I think that people won't even notice.

However, I can indeed envision panicky people calling the cops on us if we did a food drive and knocked on peoples' doors. That's why I think adopt-a-highway is a better service project for us.
 

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Um Tooele county!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Highway 36 just south of Tooele is a mess. I'll pick up trash in another county though, I am just that neighborly.
If Tooele were in the poll I would have voted for it. We'd be close to some great places to shoot after we completed the cleanup... :)
 

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Jeff Johnson said:
xmirage2kx said:
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911 operators being plagued with calls stating that there is about 2 dozen people with guns marching down I15
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:lol2: Yeah, but with the orange vests on, I think that people won't even notice.

However, I can indeed envision panicky people calling the cops on us if we did a food drive and knocked on peoples' doors. That's why I think adopt-a-highway is a better service project for us.
ROTFLMAO :ROFL: :ROFL:

U fuuny Jeff, :lolbang:

TJ
 

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I know we can do better than 22 votes! As of now, Utah and Salt Lake counties are tied up. We need more votes!

Vote! Or else... :gun6:
 

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Under normal circumstances I would vote for Salt Lake county but I feel that since I would not be able to participate, I should not vote. The reason is I can't be out in the sun for extended amounts of time, like anything over 15 minutes will cause me to burn real bad.

Sorry. :(

ian
 

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I chose not to vote for much the same reason that Ian did - my mobility issues would likely preclude my participation in the project.
 
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