Miner Nation Report - December 10, 2018

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Here is this week's Miner Nation Report with Noah Nasser:

Park City Boys Basketball was defeated by Highland high school with a final score of  76-66. Although coming strong in the second half, Park City couldn’t keep up with Highlands offense, as they now head into an away game against South Summit. I’m sure they can walk away with win in this one.  

Summit County’s planning staff recently started a discussion with the Snyderville Planning Commission about new lighting standards for the Basin Code that would be more compliant with up to date technology.

But Development Director Pat Putt said this doesn’t mean they’re becoming the light bulb police.

Putt said the Snyderville Code’s current lighting ordinance is about a dozen years old, and there are a couple of reasons to update it.

Heber City Police Department

Several cars stolen in the Heber Valley has law enforcement and residents on high alert.

The Heber City Police Department is issuing an alert after several vehicles in Wasatch County have been stolen. At least one Midway resident had his truck stolen and four others had their vehicles broken into. Heber Detective Tammy Thacker said they’re not reporting the exact number of vehicles taken but it’s happened across the Heber Valley.

Park City Municipal Corporation

The City Council will consider a recommendation from staff to enter into Professional Services Agreement with a company that would help bring the short-term rental market in Park City into compliance. The item is on the consent agenda for Tuesday’s Special Council meeting.  The meeting starts at 2 PM in closed session, a budget work sessions tarts at 5:30 and the regular meeting starts at 6 PM. Carolyn Murray has this:

Park City Mucipal Considers Revisions To 2019 Budget

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Park City Municipal Corporation


Park City Municipal budget discussions usually take place in the spring, but City Staff is asking the Council to approve about $70,000-dollars in budget increases immediately. The special meeting is Tuesday  at 2 PM. Carolyn Murray has this:

The Fiscal Year 2019 budget adjustment recommendations are being made based on a request from council to make changes to a few city positions to better fulfill certain areas of focus. Park City Manager, Diane Foster said the focus areas include community engagement, social equity and community development customer service.

The Tombstone BBQ on the Canyons side of Park City Mountain Resort will see an upgrade after this season. That was one of the capital projects announced by Vail Resorts at Friday’s quarterly update to shareholders.

In his quarterly update to investors, Vail Resorts CEO Rob Katz noted Friday that over the last 10 years, the company has invested more than $1.2 billion. For next winter, the company will spend more than $175 million with the bulk of investments focused on getting the Colorado resorts open sooner with more terrain.

Rail Trail State Park Website

Summit County Development Director Patt Putt says he was excited to hear that there was discussion at last week’s budget hearing, on how to enhance the Park City Rail Trail through the Eastern County.

But he says the Rail Trail, while unique, is only part of a vision he’s advancing for a scenic/historic/commercial corridor.

The 2019 budget plan includes a possible $100,000 in Transient Room tax funding to plan enhancements for the Rail Trail. As we reported last week, representatives of the Mountain Trails Foundation suggested some other ways to devote money to the trail.

US Ski & Snowboard

U.S. Ski & Snowboard found a lot of success across the globe over the weekend, including a podium finish for one Park City resident.

U.S. Ski & Snowboard Director of Communications Tom Webb reports the US Snowboard and Freeski halfpipe teams opened up their season in Copper Mountain, Colorado. Park City resident’s Brita Sigourney and Devin Logan led the way for the women’s Free Ski team. Sigourney finished 3rd while Logan finished 6th. The pair from Park City were just part of the domination in Colorado.

Summit County

The Summit County Council is scheduled to hold a second public hearing—and vote on a proposed 2019 budget—at their regular session this Wednesday, December 12th at the Coalville Courthouse. Among many items, the council will consider adding a planner for Community Development director Pat Putt, who talked to us last week about where he saw the need.

Putt told KPCW last week that they haven’t seen any major new developments at the planning counter lately.

  Teresa Vazquez Esparza and Jesus Cuevas of Club Hacienda Agostadero  of the State of  Zacatecas, México; and Profesor Barbaro Flores Lozano, Municipal President of Villa Garcia, Zacatecas, Mexico Profesor Alfredo Rodriguez Yanez, Director of Sports in Villa Garcia Zacatecas, Mexico join the show to  discuss the 3rd annual Marathon for the Cure of Cancer that will take place on December 16th at 10:00 a.m.