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Hard news covering local government: Park City, Summit County and Wasatch County - city and county councils, planning boards, water entities and issues specific the Wasatch Back.

Heber City Police Department

Several cars stolen in the Heber Valley has law enforcement and residents on high alert.

The Heber City Police Department is issuing an alert after several vehicles in Wasatch County have been stolen. At least one Midway resident had his truck stolen and four others had their vehicles broken into. Heber Detective Tammy Thacker said they’re not reporting the exact number of vehicles taken but it’s happened across the Heber Valley.

Park City Municipal Corporation

The City Council will consider a recommendation from staff to enter into Professional Services Agreement with a company that would help bring the short-term rental market in Park City into compliance. The item is on the consent agenda for Tuesday’s Special Council meeting.  The meeting starts at 2 PM in closed session, a budget work sessions tarts at 5:30 and the regular meeting starts at 6 PM. Carolyn Murray has this:

Park City Mucipal Considers Revisions To 2019 Budget

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Park City Municipal Corporation


Park City Municipal budget discussions usually take place in the spring, but City Staff is asking the Council to approve about $70,000-dollars in budget increases immediately. The special meeting is Tuesday  at 2 PM. Carolyn Murray has this:

The Fiscal Year 2019 budget adjustment recommendations are being made based on a request from council to make changes to a few city positions to better fulfill certain areas of focus. Park City Manager, Diane Foster said the focus areas include community engagement, social equity and community development customer service.

The Tombstone BBQ on the Canyons side of Park City Mountain Resort will see an upgrade after this season. That was one of the capital projects announced by Vail Resorts at Friday’s quarterly update to shareholders.

In his quarterly update to investors, Vail Resorts CEO Rob Katz noted Friday that over the last 10 years, the company has invested more than $1.2 billion. For next winter, the company will spend more than $175 million with the bulk of investments focused on getting the Colorado resorts open sooner with more terrain.

Summit County

The Summit County Council is scheduled to hold a second public hearing—and vote on a proposed 2019 budget—at their regular session this Wednesday, December 12th at the Coalville Courthouse. Among many items, the council will consider adding a planner for Community Development director Pat Putt, who talked to us last week about where he saw the need.

Putt told KPCW last week that they haven’t seen any major new developments at the planning counter lately.

Summit County

In their regular meeting on Tuesday, the Snyderville Planning Commission will again look at a proposed soccer arena and other uses on a residential lot in Silver Creek.

The county’s planning staff is recommending approval for the application, some two months after concerned neighbors spoke out at a public hearing.

The Snyderville Commission meets on Tuesday, starting at 4:30, at the Richins Services Building.

Two items on the agenda are scheduled to be continued to future meetings.

Dedicated Bus Lanes On SR 224 Shoulder

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The winter bus schedule started Thursday and the new Transit Systems Manager is looking for seasonal drivers. Affordable Housing for bus drivers will be available with She is Carolyn Murray has this:

Park City Transit Systems Manager, Barbara Murdock is in charge of the operations of the transit system which includes hiring bus drivers and making sure the routes are meeting the needs of the community.

Park City Singers

The Park City Singers are back with their annual Christmas program.

The Singers will be performing twice—on Sunday, December 9th, and Friday, December 14th. Both programs are at the Park City Community Church, at 7:00 pm.

The musical director, Joe Demers, and singer Renee Hall, told us their group has about 60 people, accompanied by pianist Tracy Taylor. Demars talked about the material in this year’s program.

Christian Center of Park City

The Christian Center of Park City is giving local residents the chance to help underprivileged families this holiday season. Operation Hope is back serving both Park City and Heber.

Rob Harter, Executive Director of Christian Center of Park City, explains that Operation Hope, now in its eighth year, helps underprivileged families with gifts for Christmas.

 The Vail Epic Promise Foundation gave out $3.1 million-dollars to Park City local non-profits Thursday night.  The selected organizations will receive either cash or in-kind donations. KPCW is one of the recipients of the grant program. Carolyn Murray has this:

Park City Mountain Chief Operations Officer, Bill Rock said the Epic Promise Foundation Grant event is his favorite night of the year.