Emily Means

Reporter
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A survey for Park City’s 2020 community visioning project went live Wednesday. The survey results, along with additional community engagement, will guide the City’s plan for the future. 

What are Park City’s strengths and weaknesses? What community issues need to be addressed? What do you want Park City to look like decades down the road? Park City Municipal is undertaking its next community visioning project to further define its identity, and Community Engagement Manager Linda Jager says the survey is the first step.

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As a resort community, there’s no question the impact recreation and tourism has on Park City’s service-based economy. But what happens if, due to the low unemployment rate and other factors, there aren’t enough employees to provide that service? 

For Deer Valley Resort, one of Park City’s largest employers, the guest experience is their bread and butter.

Utah Department of Transportation

At more than 1400 pages, the draft of the environmental assessment for State Route 248 is finished. Now, it’s the public’s turn to weigh in.

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Park City Transit recently ended bus service from the Homestake park-and-ride lot, citing a lack of use by drivers and also a lack of bus drivers to service it—an example of how the low unemployment rate affects Park City. 

Utah Department of Workforce Services

The United States is experiencing its lowest unemployment rate since 1969—3.6%, which economists consider full employment. At 2.9%, Utah’s April 2019 unemployment rate is the lowest it has been since December 2007, and Summit County’s is even lower. But this measure of a strong economy comes at cost—mostly to employers. 

Park City Farmers Market

After a long winter, the 2019 Park City Farmers Market season kicks off Wednesday, with fresh produce at the ready. 

The big snow year set local farmers back a bit, but Park City Farmers Market founder Volker Ritzinger says his farmers anticipate a good year for cherries, apricots and more.

Daniel Lewis

Seven candidates are vying for three open seats on the Park City Council. Political newcomer Daniel Lewis is one of them. 

Lewis started working in Park City for his first job two decades ago when he was 16, and he moved from Kamas into Park City a couple years after. Lewis has held—and still does—many different gigs throughout town, most recently with Mountain Town Music, Park City Film and Park City Ghost Tours. Lewis says he wants to represent working-class Parkites in the Council chambers.

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Park City Mayor Andy Beerman earlier this year announced a goal of adding 100 electric vehicle chargers to town. Rocky Mountain Power aided in forwarding that goal Friday, when they presented a check to the mayor. 

Beerman addressed a crowd of about 20 people outside the Park City Library, saying it’s an exciting time to be talking about climate.

The filing period for municipal elections across Utah ended Friday at 5 p.m. A number of city council seats in Summit and Wasatch Counties are open for election.

In Summit County, Park City, Kamas, Coalville and Oakley have three council seats open for four-year terms. Additionally, Oakley has one two-year seat up for election. Francis has two council seats available for four-year terms.

By Friday at 5:30 p.m., Ed Parigian had declared his candidacy for Park City Council.

The filing period for municipal elections across Utah started Monday and runs through tomorrow, June 7. A number of city council seats in Summit and Wasatch Counties are open for election.

In Summit County, Park City, Kamas, Coalville and Oakley have three council seats open for four-year terms. Additionally, Oakley has one two-year seat up for election. Francis has two council seats available for four-year terms.

Deanna Rhodes declared her candidacy for Park City Council on Thursday

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This Monday kicks off Try Transit Week, to promote the Park City Transit system and lessen traffic, as the summer event season ramps up. 

The bus is already fare-free, but from June 10 through June 16, the Park City and Summit County transportation teams will sweeten the deal with some swag. City and County councilmembers will hand out water bottles, gift cards and other prizes to folks riding Park City Transit next week.

The filing period for municipal elections across Utah started Monday and runs through this Friday, June 7. A number of city council seats in Summit and Wasatch Counties are open for election. 

In Summit County, Park City, Kamas, Coalville and Oakley have three council seats open for four-year terms. Additionally, Oakley has one two-year seat up for election. Francis has two council seats available for four-year terms.

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The Park City Council will have its final budget hearing Thursday before adopting the fiscal year 2020 budget later this month. 

Budget staff will review fee schedules, special service contracts, budget policies and capital projects with the Council as well as presenting on the council compensation ordinance.

The mayor and city council members are scheduled to receive a 2% compensation increase.  

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The Park City Council will receive an update on Summit County’s mental health services at Thursday’s council meeting, before deciding how to continue the City’s financial support of those efforts. The conversation also raises questions about the City’s funding philosophy when it comes to County services. 

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A Park City resident filed an appeal of the Park City Planning Commission’s Woodside Park Phase II master planned development approval. 

Empire Ave. resident Douglas Lee filed the appeal earlier this week. Because the City is the applicant on the project, the City Council will consider forwarding the appeal to the Board of Adjustment. The grounds of the appeal haven’t yet been made public, though senior planner Hannah Tyler says it involves the criteria of the land management code being applied to the project.

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