Glenn Wright

Summit County

Summit County Councilors say that they will resume deliberation on a proposed ordinance governing campgrounds and seasonal RV use at their June 30 meeting.


A hearing on May 26 brought out a lot of criticism, but several councilors say they believe that a problem exists and that they have to respond.



  Veterans and people looking to remember fallen soldiers took to Park City’s Main Street Monday to commemorate Memorial Day.




A group of about 20 people made their way down Main Street Monday afternoon, stopping by restaurants to share stories about friends and family, who died while serving in the military. 

Park City veteran Doug Cherry served 37 years in the Army. He said he walked to remind people why the county commemorates the holiday.

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The Summit County Council on Wednesday gave an informal nod to two compensation proposals for its staff.


One of them stems from last year’s COVID-19 belt-tightening. The second relates to staffing challenges the county is facing this year.


Summit County Chief Financial Officer Matt Leavitt and Human Resources Director David Warnock recalled that last year, scheduled merit increases went out to less than a third of staff before the payments were suspended in March.


On today's Local News Hour:

( 02:36) Rick Brough's update on Summit County Council's public hearing from Wednesday night.

( 06:44) Summit County Council Member Glenn Wright recaps Wednesday's meeting.

( 22:37) Head of Advocacy for SIA Chris Steinkamp and Park City Municipal Environmental Sustainability Manager Luke Cartin have details about Mountain Towns 2030.

( 37:32) Deer Valley Senior Communications Manager Emily Summers has details on the return of the Deer Valley Concert Series and a summer preview.

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Following a contentious history over the past few months, the proposed Whileaway Ranch Indoor Riding Arena and Horse Boarding Facility in lower Silver Creek has been approved by the Summit County Council in a 3-1 vote, overriding an earlier denial by the Snyderville Basin Planning Commission.


Council chair Glenn Wright and councilors Chris Robinson and Malena Stevens voted in support of the appeal. The dissenting vote came from Roger Armstrong while Doug Clyde abstained.


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The Summit County Council met last Wednesday on the appeal from the Whileaway Ranch Indoor Riding Arena and Horse Boarding Facility, and it has not yet reached a decision.


The Council heard from both sides, held a brief executive session, and decided to take the matter further under advisement.


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The Summit County Council on Wednesday continued to discuss the proposed neighborhood mixed-use zone. A major topic there was the amount and the type of affordable housing.


A requirement in Snyderville Basin Code has stated that new development must supply 20% of its residential units as affordable housing. 


But for the new mixed-use zone, the council has discussed increasing that to 50%. Councilor Glenn Wright told KPCW that he’s heard both the pros and cons about that standard.



Summit County Council Member Chris Robinson agrees with his colleagues about not implementing a limited mask order, after the state mandate expires on Saturday, April 10.


But despite some heated comments directed at the council last Wednesday, Robinson still says the county needs to encourage masking up, including with private businesses, and continue vaccinations so even private mask requirements can be lifted in the future.


Today on the Local News Hour:

(02:19) - Utah Avalanche Forecast Report

(14:28) - Summit County Council Member Glenn Wright recaps Wednesday's meeting.

(24:06) - KPCW Winter Pledge Drive welcomes Park City Fire Chief Paul Hewitt and from The Colony,  Walt Brett and Bronson Calder.

The Summit County Council was hard at work during their Wednesday session. Among other things, they approved a contract extension for their County Manager, appointed citizen members to the Snyderville Transit Board; and kept an eye on bills before the Utah Legislature. 


Council Member Glenn Wright told KPCW that County Manager Tom Fisher led a staff that did an awesome job coping with Covid and other challenges during 2020.

The Summit County Council isn’t coming to a decision any time soon on the Dakota Pacific project at Kimball Junction – they are scheduling a series of discussion meetings with the applicants over the next month or two.


County Council Member Glenn Wright told KPCW that in discussions with the applicants, the Council has defined the issues that have to be resolved for a Dakota approval.


He said that county representatives and the developers will form at least four “sub-groups” and hold regular meetings.


The Kimball Junction traffic analysis survey deadline is February 12. UDOT wants public feedback on four options that are high-level designs to address traffic problems in the interchange.


The survey is a joint effort between UDOT, Summit County, and Park City. UDOT’s Region 2 Planning Manager Grant Farnsworth said the four options evolved from public input given in the previous Kimball Junction neighborhood planning surveys and community meetings held last year. 


On today's Local News Hour:

( 00:24) Summit County Council Member Glenn Wright recaps Wednesday's meeting.

( 16:44) South Summit School District Superintendent Shad Sorenson is leaving the district to pursue a new opportunity. He is joined by the interim Superintendent Steven Hirase.

( 31:21) Youth Sports Alliance Programs Director Heather Sims has an update on youth sports.

The Summit County Clerk’s office is back at work today (Thursday) after all of the personnel tested negative for COVID-19.

On Monday, the Summit County Clerk's office announced that it would be in quarantine through Friday, due to a COVID-19 exposure in the office. On Thursday, council members received an update from County Clerk Kent Jones that they're back on the job.

On today's Local News Hour:

( 5:15) Summit County Council Member Glenn Wright recaps Wednesday's meeting. 

( 19:37) The CEO of Pacaso Austin Allison talks about the company that buys second homes and sells 1/8 ownerships. The first Park City house was sold in October.

( 36:03) Ex. Director of Joseph James Morelli Legacy Foundation Barbara Wirotsko, Park City Bright Futures counselor Nicole Blumin and Jake Sussman who are helping to mentor students talk about their partnership.