David Chambers / KPCW

The Park City Council approved two items required for KPCW’s station expansion Thursday, memorializing what was approved under a 2007 conditional use permit. 

The Park City Planning Commission forwarded a unanimous positive recommendation to the Council in March to approve subdivision plat and condominium amendments, which would allow KPCW to move forward with expanding its offices. The planned expansion will extend the space out to the north and west over the liquor store on the second level only.

Utah House Representative, Tim Quinn

At Thursday's Council meeting, Councilmember Tim Henney brought up the failed attempt to prohibit Park City’s plastic bag ordinance in the context of local control. Quinn there’s an argument to be made for cities and counties being political subdivisions of the state, and that some policies—like income tax—shouldn’t be left to local municipalities. In general, though, Quinn says he’ll fight for local control.

South Summit School Board Funds All Day Kindergarten

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The South Summit School District recently approved all- day kindergarten beginning in the fall.  To accommodate the change, they’ll be hiring two new teachers.

South Summit Elementary School Principal, Linda Flinders believes the transition to all day kindergarten will assure a more equitable opportunity for all students. She says early literacy is critical for success in life.

UDOT

The $4 million needed to fund the Heber Valley Parkway environmental document was approved Friday morning by UDOT.

The Utah Transportation Commission unanimously approved the Heber Valley Parkway Environmental Document. UDOT’s Ivan Hartle presented the project to the committee ahead of their approval.

Kimball Arts Center Zhi Lin Exhibit

 

The Kimball Arts Center is partnering with cultural institutions throughout the state to celebrate the completion of the nation’s first transcontinental railroad.

Kimball Arts Center Curator Nancy Stoaks says the exhibit opens tonight with 25 works from artist Zhi Lin. His paintings, she says, brings focus to the many thousands of Chinese workers who were integral to the building of the transcontinental railroad through the American West but who were often excluded from view.

Park City School District

 

The Park City School District will continue with the grading system transition. It’s a departure from the traditional A,B,C,D and F protocol. The issue dominated the last two public input sessions. Tuesday’s school board meeting had four people comment and 12 people gave input during  the March School Board meeting.

Michael Tanner COO-Park City School District / PCSD

After a national search, the Park City School District has   hired Michael Tanner as Chief Operations Officer. The position is new to the school district.

Michael Tanner will be responsible for facilities and grounds, maintenance, transportation, nutrition services and community education.

Summit County

Once again, the County Council during their Public Comment period Wednesday heard from three young students, asking the county to institute a plastic bag ban.

In reply, Council Chairman Roger Armstrong—again—said they will have a conversation about it.

Armstrong told KPCW there are several factors to consider, among the pros and cons of a plastic bag ban.

Summit County

Summit County Council member Roger Armstrong says that when they make a deal for Open Space, they’re trying to pursue several of the county’s strategic objectives at the same time.

That’s why, he said, it was a major accomplishment this week for them to okay a series of agreements and approvals to acquire the Florence Gillmor

The Summit County Council Wednesday got a briefing from representatives of the Central Wasatch Commission. And some Council members responded with challenges and concerns for the visitors.

The council members said that some transit options linking the Wasatch Canyons to the Park City area—which they thought were taken off the table—seem to be back in the plan.

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