Summit County

US Forest Service

  In response to an initiative from the Governor's office, Summit County Council member Roger Armstrong says the council wants to control deadfall in the county's national forest, but they don't want to endorse more development in the High Uintas.

The governor has asked counties in Utah if they want to support a petition to the U.S. Forest Service to revise the so-called Roadless Rule, and allow a Utah-specific policy for forest management.

Summit County

  The Summit County Council, meeting today, will consider approving a six-month Temporary Zoning Ordinance, in order to set up a regulatory structure for a new generation of personal transportation.

Meeting at the Richins Services Building, the Council at about 5:00 pm. will consider a TZO for "Shared Active Transportation."

County Manager Tom Fisher said they will include items like e-scooters and dockless bikes, which the county expects they're going to see pretty soon.

The U.S. Forest Service has updates on the two fires Northeast of Kamas. The Cobblerest Fire is located along the north side of Mirror Lake Highway and was reported Saturday morning and has burned about 100 acres between the highway and Alexander Lake. The fire is at 25% containment. Over 80 personnel are working on that blaze, the cause of that fire is not yet known.

  The Summit County Council's regular session on Wednesday includes two or three items related to the environment.

The council, meeting at the Richins Services Building, will start a discussion at about 2:45 on management of the forest and of watershed resources. Later, they will also return to discuss a proposal from the governor's office, to petition Washington D.C. for a change to its Roadless Rule.

Summit County

  The Summit County Council will again be talking trash in their regular meeting Wednesday. They will get an update on their Solid Waste Master Plan.

The council, meeting at the Richins Services Building, will talk about Solid Waste in a work session at about 2:15. County Manager Tom Fisher said they set a Master Plan earlier this year, and directed the staff to come back with an Action Plan.

Among the items is recycling for commercial cardboard, which Fisher said can have an important impact on the landfill.

  The Park City housing market is still lively, but perhaps there are some changes occurring, as the season changes. That's the word from the President of the Park City Board of Realtors.

In his regular report to KPCW, Todd Anderson said that sellers are making some decisions as the summer blends into fall.

Basin Rec

Snyderville Basin Recreation has their annual golf tournament fundraiser coming up this month. Basin Rec director Brian Hanton introduces the event.

Lisa Powell

 The summer weather may be drawing to a close, but after a hot, dry season with wildfires plaguing the Wasatch Back, Utah and the western U.S.; Summit County officials are still trying to warn homeowners to guard against fires.

In a brief county council discussion last week, council member Doug Clyde talked about the regulations for Wildland Urban Interface areas (often called "WUI" for short.)

Basin Rec is in the process of facilitating a facility demands study. Director Brian Hanton outlines some of the questions they hope to answer.

Summit County

  The Snyderville Planning Commission will host public hearings in the near future on a proposal to regulate accessory buildings and structures.

The chair of the Planning Commission says at this point, she still needs more information about the idea.

The planning commission got an introduction to the proposal during a work session last week. The planning staff said the idea was prompted by public comment.

Planning Commission chairwoman Bea Peck said she still has a basic question: Where's the harm in accessory buildings?