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Parkites Get A Chance To Share Their Argument For/Against The Treasure Hill Bond


It’s official. The  $48 million general obligation bond to purchase Treasure Hill and to help pay for an easement on the Snow Ranch Pastures, will be on the November ballot for voters to decide. Registered voters who have an opinion on whether that bond should be approved or no have an opportunity to have their argument included in future voter informational materials. Melissa Allison brings us the story:

Summit County Clerk Kent Jones says Utah Code § 59-1-1604 gives voters an opportunity to have their argument, for or against an issue, published in the required voter information pamphlets.

Park City’s explanation for the bond and how it will be paid for will be included and then it’s left up to Jones to determine which argument any community member sends in to add alongside the city’s.

“Because there can only be one article published on each side," Jones said. "So, say for instance, if only one comes in, then that’s the one that can go. If five people write in and say, ‘I want to submit an argument,’ either pro or con, then I have to pick one and say, ‘Okay you get to write it.’ And then they submit it to me by the 7th.”

Jones said if no one sends in an argument, none will be published.

Whether the argument is for or against the bond, it is limited to 500 words and must be submitted by a registered voter.

The deadline to notify Jones that you want to write an argument for consideration is 5 p.m. on September 4. If you notify him by mail it needs to be postmarked by September 1. You can email Jones at kentjones@summitcounty.org.

For more information you can visit summitcounty.org.

I’m Melissa Allison, KPCW News.

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