With the aim of preserving night skies over the Snyderville Basin, the Basin Planning Commission on Tuesday discussed some proposals from staff to update lighting technology.

There were questions and concerns from the Planning Commission about the impacts of requiring older lighting to get into compliance, with a deadline, at most, seven years out.

The planning staff is proposing to amend lighting regulations to bring them up to current technology.

Staff planner Ray Milliner said that he talked to Dark Skies organizations, who recommend six basic principles.

While Election Day happened over a week ago, results across the state and even in the Wasatch Back have remained to close to call.

Republican Tim Quinn and Democrat Meaghan Miller are separated by less than 400 votes in the Utah House 54 race, candidates and their supporters are encouraging voters to check the status of their ballots. Meanwhile statewide Proposition 4, which would create an independent re-districting commission to prevent gerrymandering is separated by less than one-half-of a percent.

The Snyderville Planning Commission is pondering whether to create additional regulations for accessory buildings and structures.

After hearing from a couple of residents Tuesday night, they asked the staff to explore ways to get further public input.

The county planning staff reported they’ve heard concerns about the number of accessory buildings in residential neighborhoods, their size and specifically the use of metal storage containers.

Park City Turkey Drive .info

Back for just two days is the annual Turkey Drive.

Deb Hartley is the event organizer for the Park City Board of Realtors Turkey Drive, which is in it’s 17th year.

The Snyderville Planning Commission Tuesday night voted an approval for a home-based business in Silver Summit. But it looked for a while like the proposal might fail due to gridlock. The first motion to approve it resulted in a three to three tie.

One Snyderville Commissioner was absent. So, a six-member panel convened to consider the application, from Scot Erickson, for a Low Impact Permit for a massage therapy business with a single operator, on Richmond Drive.

Mountainlands Community Housing Trust

Mountainlands Community Housing is getting closer and closer to completing their new development, this despite challenges from increasing construction costs.

Steve Laurent with Mountainlands Community Housing says that in a place like Park City oftentimes the term affordable is relative.

On today’s program, Snyderville Planning Commissioner Malena Stevens has a recap of Tuesday's meeting. Summit County Treasurer Corrie Forsling has details on paying your property taxes. She calls us. Deb Hartley has details on this year's Park City Board of Realtors Turkey Drive and Youth Sports Alliance Executive Director Emily Fisher has an update on Jan's Winter Welcome and Jana Dalton has news on the after-school programs.

Kickstarter

Two local residents—former Olympian Libby Ludlow and ski instructor Nathan Jarvis—have teamed up to create a book that aims to introduce children to skiing.

They are also looking for funds to launch the book.

Libby, a former Alpine competitor, talked about what inspired her to write a book called “A-B-Skis’

This Saturday, Mountain Life Church is hosting Mountainlands Community Housing for a seminar on affordable housing. The event is meant to educate those in need and those who can help.

Laura Behnke grew up in Park City and is now a realtor and the caregiving director at Mountain Life Church. Behnke says that both jobs fuel her interest in affordable housing.

Michael Wall joins the program. Wall is a senior writer for Space.com. He has just written OUT THERE...A Scientific Guide to Alien Life, Antimatter and Human Space Travel (for the cosmically curious)

Wall explores the myriad of questions that would arise once we do discover life beyond Earth. Like: what would the first aliens we meet look life? Little green men or microbes?  It's part science, part humor, and it's already a bestseller. 

 

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