Hideout Councilor Bob Nadelberg Puts In Bid For Second Term
Candidate filing for municipal elections officially opened this week, and Hideout Councilmember Bob Nadelberg has put in his bid for a second term. He was one of the only dissenting votes during the town’s controversial annexation into Summit County.
Bob Nadelberg moved to Hideout almost four years ago from Dallas, TX. He’s a full-time airline pilot based out of Salt Lake.
Before he moved to the Wasatch Back, he and his wife visited the Park City area for the summers to escape the scorching Texas heat.
"Then a few years ago, we were mountain biking on the Mid Mountain trail behind Deer Valley overlooking the beautiful Jordanelle Reservoir," Nadelberg said. "And we looked at each other and said, what are we waiting for? And so we decided to move here full time."
He’s currently serving the unexpired term of a council member who stepped down last June.
"Using the premise that: if not me, then who? So I firmly believe that people should give back to their community in some way or the other," he said.
Last October, the Hideout Town Council on a 3-2 vote approved a 350 acre annexation into Summit County near Richardson Flat. Nadelberg was one of the two councilmembers to vote against it.
He said the area needs to account for growth but the overwhelming number of his constituents were against the annexation.
"I don't think anybody would disagree - no matter where you live - that there is a tremendous amount of growth that's already zoned to occur in this general area," he said. "And there's going to be the need for shopping, retail offices, housing. Traffic is going to need to be managed. And if there's going to be choke points on what limited retail we have right now, that's not going to be good for anybody. On the other hand, the manner in which it was gone about obviously caused a lot of controversy."
He said his campaign will focus on open space, while still accommodating for growth.
"I think everybody in the Wasatch Back area was attracted to this area by its natural beauty and its abundance of recreational opportunities," he said. "And I am all on board with maintaining that ... I don't think anybody would disagree with that. But the bottom line is we do need to manage the growth in a responsible manner."
To account for the population boom in the area, he said the town will need utility and road infrastructure as well as retail and shopping.
There are four council positions up for grabs in Hideout as well as the mayor’s seat. Current councilmember Chris Baier has also filed for another run.