Summit County

Summit County

On Wednesday, the Summit County council got an introduction to their 2019 budget. They will get into the weeds of the spending plan over the next month and a half.

During the visit to KPCW by council member Doug Clyde, we asked him if he had any first-blush reaction to the budget. He noted, though, that it’s a big plan.

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Summit County officials are still concerned over the impacts of the semi-truck parking lot being created by the state near the Bell’s station at Silver Creek Junction.

Council member Roger Armstrong reports that UDOT is pretty firm that the lot will be available in the winter, full-time, for truck traffic. He says he doesn’t know if there’s much the county can do about that.

During the comment time in county council’s meeting Wednesday, Armstrong reported on a meeting UDOT had with himself, council chair Kim Carson and county staffers.

An award-winning author whose book was adapted into a Sundance film last year will be coming to Park City on Wednesday as the keynote speaker at the Park City Friends of the Library Luncheon on Wednesday at Silver Lake Lodge.

Peter Rock will be speaking in part about his book “My Abandonment” which was adapted into the film “Leave No Trace”. The story is based on real-life events. When in 2004, a man and his daughter were found by Portland police in a nature preserve where they had lived for four years.

Once again, it’s the time of year when locals are asked to donate their slightly-used clothing for the Winter Coat Drive, so that youths of all income levels can enjoy winter sports.

The coat drive is part of the Park City Christian Center Operation Hope. Pete Stoughten, from the Center, and Heather Sims, from the Youth Sports Alliance, visited KPCW to explain the purpose of the program, and to mention their other partners in the effort.

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The Snyderville Planning Commission Tuesday night did not make a decision about a proposal to allow a soccer arena and some other uses on a lot in Silver Creek.

However, a public hearing brought out about a dozen neighbors with concerns.

The applicant owns a parcel at 532 Westwood Road, and is asking for a building, of a little over 14,000 square feet, which would have a large soccer arena, some other space for pool or ping-pong, an apartment or living area, and a warm-up or storage space.

Lt. Andrew Wright with the Summit County Sheriff’s Department says they’ve dealt with three cases involving down branches since the storm.

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In their regular meeting Wednesday, the major item for Summit County Council members is their introduction to the draft 2019 budget.

The council meets at the Coalville Courthouse and will take up the budget at about 4:30.

County manager Tom Fisher said the overall budget figure is $55.6 million. Their projected revenues are about $55.4 million so council has to address that gap, and other issues, in their meetings over the next two months.

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The Summit County Council is dropping one item from their agenda Wednesday—a field trip, but they have several other topics to keep them busy.

County manager Tom Fisher said the council was scheduled to take a tour of Chalk Creek Road at mid-day but canceled that due to weather and other reasons.

The council is considering whether to extend the paving on Chalk Creek to link up to the Mirror Lake Highway and create another tourist connection to the High Uintas.

Fisher said the idea is still on council’s radar, and they have funding available to begin a study.

The Art and Science of Arachnids exhibit is now at the Swaner EcoCenter giving locals and visitors the opportunity to learn more about and maybe even overcome their fear of spiders.

The exhibit is here through December 9. Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter Executive Director Nell Larson introduces the exhibit.

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The recurring debate about Recreation Facilities and Accessory Buildings in the Silver Creek neighborhood, is coming back to the Snyderville Planning Commission, as they look at a proposed soccer arena in their regular meeting set for Tuesday.

The Snyderville Commission meets on Tuesday, October 9th, 4:30 at the Sheldon Richins Building.

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