Emily Means

Reporter
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Park City Municipal hosted an open house Monday for a possible affordable housing project on 100 Marsac Avenue. Vocal residents who attended the meeting responded to the proposal for the site in mostly the same way. 

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The Park City Council addressed publicly for the first time the Utah Department of Transportation’s State Route 248 project at the Council meeting Thursday, hours before the public comment period ended. 

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After a 30-day comment period and one public hearing, Park City community members had one last opportunity to express their feelings on the SR 248 corridor project at the Park City Council meeting Thursday. 

“It’s going to decrease property values throughout Prospector."

"Squeezing the balloon—you know what happens when the balloon gets full? Pop!"

"I think it’s important that the Council comes out and says that the plan proposed by UDOT is not acceptable.”

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As the Legislature’s tax reform task force tours the state, without making a stop along the Wasatch Back, the Utah House Democrats have also been hosting their own town halls to hear from the public what they’d like to see in the state’s tax restructuring efforts.

Soon after the legislative session ended this spring, House Democrats launched a series of public meetings to engage Utahns in the tax reform discussion. District 28 Rep. Brian King feels the public didn’t know why the State was talking about tax reform and how it would impact them.

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A water main break in Park City's Old Town Thursday night caused the road to collapse at the intersection of Park Ave. and Trapper’s Way and a middle-of-the-night response by emergency services and Park City utilities departments. 

The Park City Fire District was dispatched to Park Ave and 5th Street around 9:30 Thursday night. Park City police officers transported sandbags from public works to the scene to route the water down Trapper’s Way. While the Park City water department worked to fix the leak, the line ruptured and caused large amounts of water to run down the street.

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Park City Manager Diane Foster recently met with Summit County Manager Tom Fisher and Hideout Town Manager Jan McCosh to discuss each party’s interest in including unincorporated areas of Summit County in the municipalities’ annexation policy plans. Hideout’s plan would nearly triple the size of the town, with boundaries extending to Jordanelle Reservoir and encompassing the Quinn’s Junction area. Annexation policy plans outline possibilities for long-term expansion to accommodate growth—they don’t detail actions that will occur.

Laura Diaz Moore

A person with kidney disease could wait for a transplant from a deceased donor for years until the right match is found. But a donation from a living donor can speed up the process and improve a patient’s quality of life much faster. One Park City community member recently triggered the life-saving surgeries of four kidney patients with her donation.

Laura Diaz Moore donated her kidney in May to a complete stranger.

“I’d do it again in a heartbeat," Diaz Moore said. "I received so much love and support from everyone in the community, and it was just a great experience.”

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The Park City Planning Commission will participate in a work session Wednesday to discuss the City’s annexation policy. 

The Park City Council recently instructed Planning staff to include unincorporated City-owned land in its annexation expansion area, which informs the City’s annexation policy plan. Park City Planning Director Bruce Erickson says that was only the first step in a long to-do list toward annexation.

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Two cleaning employees at Park City Mountain Resort’s Red Pine Lodge were transported to the University of Utah burn unit Monday morning, after a chemical cleaner spilled. 

Park City Fire District spokesperson Tricia Hurd Hazelrigg says the department responded to a call from the Red Pine Lodge at the Canyons Resort when an employee misused a container of drain cleaner in pellet form.

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The Leadership application process is done online through the City’s website. Anywhere from 75 to 120 people apply for the class, with 30 applicants accepted each year. Participants receive a scholarship to cover the cost of the program, with the exception of City Tour, which costs around $800 per person.

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Earlier this year, the Park City Planning Commission voted to modify the McPolin Farm’s conditional use permit, to allow tours and educational community events in the farm house and barn. 

Park City Municipal bought the McPolin farmstead in 1990, as its first open space purchase, and in 2016, the property’s White Barn underwent some major structural upgrades. Now that the barn is safe to occupy, McPolin Farm Manager Minda Stockdale says it’s a great opportunity to explore Park City’s agricultural history.

 

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The Park City Fourth of July parade Thursday featured nearly 60 floats—all Summit County or Park City locals—with born-and-bred Parkite and World War II veteran Carl Workman leading the “Hats Off to America”-themed parade as Grand Marshall. 

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The Fourth of July Parade is a mainstay for the Park City community and the thousands of visitors who come to watch it. Sharon Owen, on the other hand, is a mainstay for the parade. 

Sharon Owen has been at the top of Main Street for the beginning of Park City’s July Fourth parade for 14 years. Owen lives in Charleston, in the Heber Valley, and she started guiding the parade at the suggestion of a friend.

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After legislative leaders pulled the plug on a bill to address what they view as a tax revenue sourcing problem, the Tax Restructuring and Equalization Task Force was formed this past legislative session to take the issue back to the drawing board. 

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When the Park City Council recently discussed the City’s selection process for affordable housing applicants, Mayor Andy Beerman commented that public support for the City’s housing efforts hinged on choosing a process that gives extra consideration to people based on their careers and how long they’ve worked in the area. 

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