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Public Comment Invited On Summit County's $50 Million Open Space Bond

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The public has a chance during Wednesday’s Summit County Council meeting to provide comment on the county’s November ballot proposal for an open space bond up to $50 million.   

As part of its process to seek an open space bond, the county is required to hold a public meeting and a public hearing.   Both of those are scheduled at 6 p.m. Wednesday.  

The council is meeting in person at the Ledges Event Center in Coalville, but citizens can also participate on Zoom.

The proposal, which would be the first county-wide open space bond, could be used not just to save open space, but also for parks or improvements such as wildlife fencing.

Deputy County Manager Janna Young said the staff has calculated, as a ballpark figure, that the cost to residents of the bond in its first year would be $45-50 on a residence valued at $685,000.

She said the council will hold another public meeting on the bond next week in the Richins Services Building at Kimball Junction.   

“This is not a required public comment or part of the public hearing.    But the council wanted to offer opportunity for residents throughout the county to speak on this issue.  And so they opted to have a second public comment period that will be hosted in the Snyderville Basin area.”

Deputy County Manager Janna Young.

 

Known for getting all the facts right, as well as his distinctive sign-off, Rick covered Summit County meetings and issues for 35 years on KPCW. He now heads the Friday Film Review team.
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