Hideout Town

Two candidates for mayor in Hideout are set to face off in the general election on Nov. 2 and all four Town Council candidates are running unopposed – but it’s not too late for write-in candidates to step up.


The incumbent mayor of Hideout Town, Phil Rubin, has filed to run for another term. According to Hideout Town Clerk Alicia Fairbourne, he filed late in the day on June 7, less than an hour before the closing deadline.



Hideout City Councilor Ralph Severini will hold his current seat on the council. His candidacy is uncontested. 


He was appointed in October 2020 when Kurt Shadel vacated the seat.



Opposing attorneys for Summit County and the town of Hideout made oral arguments before a Fourth District Judge Monday. 


The hearing could determine the fate of Summit County’s lawsuit, asking the judge to strike down the Wasatch County town’s annexation into the Richardson Flat area near Park City last October.


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Hideout Councilor Chris Baier is seeking another 4-year council term. Her platform this time around will be different from 2017. 




When Chris Baier ran for town council in 2017, her platform included overhauling town’s general plan, which she says the council accomplished. Other goals she says she achieved in her first term include, improving communication, and boosting public safety. 

Her second campaign will have a different focus. 

Bob Nadelberg

Candidate filing for municipal elections officially opened this week, and Hideout Councilmember Bob Nadelberg has put in his bid for a second term. He was one of the only dissenting votes during the town’s controversial annexation into Summit County. 

Bob Nadelberg moved to Hideout almost four years ago from Dallas, TX. He’s a full-time airline pilot based out of Salt Lake.

Before he moved to the Wasatch Back, he and his wife visited the Park City area for the summers to escape the scorching Texas heat. 


Ballots for the June 22 Hideout annexation referendum are being mailed to registered voters now.

The vote is set to settle a controversial issue: whether the small Wasatch County town will annex a large plot of land in Summit County east of Park City.


Residents of Hideout who are unsure if they are registered to vote or if their voter registration is current can verify their registration status, update their address, or register to vote online at the state of Utah's website.


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With less than seven weeks to go before Hideout’s referendum on its annexation into Summit County, the Hideout Town Council hosted an informational meeting on the proposed expansion.

The Wednesday night meeting included statements for and against the Silver Meadows project, a commercial/ residential center proposed near Richardson Flat.    Mayor Phil Rubin reviewed some preliminary studies on the plan.    And he said more public meetings are scheduled in the coming weeks.

The Town of Hideout is being sued in Fourth District Court by the development company that has played a central role in the build-out of the Wasatch County community.

Mustang Development says that Hideout, and its city planner Tom Eddington, have falsely stated that the company has no more entitled density left to build in the town.

The suit is asking for a court ruling against the town, and is claiming damages of $100 million against Eddington and his planning firm.

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CORRECTION: Updated 5/10/21 to reflect that Mustang's offer to sell the Outlaw Golf Course was made to the Community Preservation HOA, not the Town of Hideout and that it would be the HOA that would have been responsible for payments to Mustang.

The offer to sell the Outlaw Golf Club at Hideout Canyon to the Hideout homeowners association has been retracted by Mustang Development.


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Hideout homeowners have to decide whether to purchase a golf course in their community. If they don’t, the current owner says he will sell to someone else.


The Outlaw Golf Club at Hideout Canyon is a 9-hole golf course on roughly 60 acres of land on the northwest shore of the Jordanelle Reservoir.


According to documents obtained by KPCW, the golf course’s owner, Mustang Development, offered to sell the course to the town for $9.5 million, saying that is much less than the market value of $13.5 million.

Park City Municipal

A judge in Summit County’s Third District Court has ruled in favor of Park City in a dispute with developer Nate Brockbank.


Following oral arguments last week, Judge Richard Mrazik ruled that while Brockbank and his business entities purchased properties in the Richardson Flat area, with the intent to develop, Park City holds legal constraints on the land, including a conservation easement, that limit its recreational use.


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In a new motion filed last weekend, Summit County asked Heber’s Fourth District Court to strike down the Wasatch County town of Hideout’s annexation into Summit.


The annexation is scheduled to go to a Hideout citizen’s referendum on June 22.


Summit County is asking a Fourth District judge to hold an expedited hearing before the vote, and to rule that Hideout’s annexation is invalid.


On today's Local News Hour:

( 00:25) Summit County asks Heber City 4th District Court to strike down Hideout's request for annexation as Rick Brough reports.

( 03:57) Christine Coleman and Kristi Cumming from PCCF about Solomon Fund, executive search, climate fund, etc.

( 20:46) Chris Penn Aquatics Program Manager with the DWR talks about the Kokanee Salmon release in Rockport Reservoir

( 26:18) Jessica Lowell story on the vaccine clinic today at the Park City High School. 

On today's Local News Hour:

( 00:02) Utah Avalanche Forecast Center report.

( 01:59) Hideout prepares for June 22 referendum on the annexation of Summit County landfrom at last night's meeting as Rick Brough reports. 

( 04:24) Summit County Economic Development Director Jeff Jones with an update on the Economic Development Advisory Board.

On Thursday night, the Hideout Town Council took another step toward preparing for a June 22 referendum on the town’s proposed annexation of 350 acres that extends into Summit County.


The council of the Wasatch County town authorized Mayor Phil Rubin to launch agreements that will have four different consulting firms study a segment of the proposed development on the acreage.