SALT LAKE CITY -- Gov. Gary Herbert has signed legislation giving the group overseeing the development of the Falcon Hill project at Hill Air Force Base some taxing authority.
Herbert signed HB 325, sponsored by Rep. Brad Dee, R-Washington Terrace, giving the Military Installation Development Authority the ability to collect utility taxes generated within Falcon Hill and other MIDA project areas.
Utility taxes generated from energy use at Falcon Hill and at Camp Williams are expected to help the military group move forward on at least one more project in the state. Property taxes from Falcon Hill do not go to the group, but go to local municipalities. MIDA is in the process of working on a recreation area for the Air Force in Wasatch County.