Colby School

Summit County planners have received a new proposal for the Colby School site, seeking to re-establish it as a Bed n Breakfast.

County Development Director Pat Putt  said that an application for a residential project in South Summit is another new item that has come across his counter.

Putt said the application for the Colby School would set up eight guest rooms in the existing building—the maximum allowed by code—plus a managers unit.

The Summit Council Wednesday once again turned down the applicants of the Colby School Redevelopment project. Council Member  Roger Armstrong again maintained  that  careful analysis was behind their rejection of the plan this spring.   

In late March, the County Council granted an appeal from neighbors and voted against the Colby project. Soon after, the developers put in another application, but it was turned down by Development Director Pat Putt.

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Landowners who want to redevelop the Colby School site along state Highway 224 recently filed a lawsuit against Summit County challenging the county council’s April vote against the project, claiming the decision was motivated by a “not in my back yard” attitude. The suit also asserts that one council member should have recused himself from the vote, as Rick Brough explains:

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The applicant of the repurposed Colby School development, Hoffvest LLC, issued a letter Monday demanding the Summit County Council postpone its scheduled decision Wednesday to rule on the appeal. The letter also asks the council to recuse itself from the matter altogether after meeting in what Hoffvest claims was an illegally closed session. Leslie Thatcher has the story:

Charges have been filed against a former part-time employee of the Heber Animal Shelter, alleging that he attempted to obtain sexual favors by offering to sign timesheets for two women who were working off their community service hours at the shelter.  Rick Brough brings us the story:

The Snyderville Planning Commission returned this week to consider the proposed expansion of the Colby School campus. Snyderville Chairman Canice Harte said to make a decision, they have to look at the history of the location. Rick Brough has more.

The Snyderville Planning Commission returned this week to consider the proposed expansion of the Colby School campus. But Snyderville Chairman Canice Harte said that in order to make a decision, they have to look at the history of the location. Rick Brough has more.

Fire District Orders Basin Property Vacated

Mar 19, 2017

Summit County officials were notified that a property on the east side of State Route 224 had dozens of seasonal workers living in the building.  It‘s formerly known as the Snowed Inn and more recently, The Colby School.  The Fire Department ordered the property be vacated by April 2nd.   Carolyn Murray has more:

The proposal to redevelop the Colby School property off Highway 224 went to a public hearing this month before the Snyderville Planning Commission. Virtually all of the comments from the audience criticized the project. The Snyderville Commission did not come to a decsion after the hearing. Rick Brough was there and has this report.