Matt Dias

After receiving applications from around 80 people from all over the country, Park City Municipal has hired two new, locally sourced deputy city managers.

The Park City Council will meet Thursday, against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The city already streams the audio from its public meetings online, but Park City Manager Matt Dias says they might test a few options, like streaming live on Facebook. Most agenda items are noticed for public comment, and in a time when the public is practicing social distancing and isolation to prevent spread of COVID-19, community members might not want to visit city council meetings in person.

Newly Named Executive Director of High Country News Greg Hanscom -who grew up here in Park City – talks about his new position and the history of the 50 year old publication. Park City Manager Matt Dias has a preview of the agenda for Thursday's city council meeting and Snyderville Basin Water Reclamation District Director Mike Luers discusses the problems they're seeing at the sewer treatment plants and the postponement of the Open House for the new $50 million sewer treatment plant.

With news of the two confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Summit County, Park City Municipal Corporation has declared a local state of emergency, in solidarity with Summit County government. 

Park City Manager Matt Dias says declaring a state of emergency shows the city is taking the COVID-19 outbreak seriously. But doing so also gives the city access to additional powers and resources, if needed.

Summit County Community Development Director Pat Putt has an update on development projects throughout the county. Park City Planner Caitlyn Barhorst explains the new historic grant Program and Park City Leadership Co-Founder Myles Rademan has details about the cancellation of Monday's Community Leadership lecture.

Utah State Capitol
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Members of the Park City Council attended a policy meeting with the Utah League of Cities and Towns Monday. 

The Utah League of Cities and Towns represents hundreds of municipalities at the Utah Legislature. In the league’s last policy meeting of the 2020 general session, staff presented on bills related to homeless services, gambling and education funding. But Park City Manager Matt Dias says there’s nothing that’s setting off alarm bells for the city.

At Tuesday’s State of Park City address, Park City Mayor Andy Beerman encouraged residents to support a zero-waste goal for the city. That’s something the city council will consider Thursday — what zero waste for Park City could look like. The city estimates 45% of in-town waste comes from residents.  Park City Manager Matt Dias says the city could have a huge impact and other communities in the United States divert almost 80% of waste from landfills.

A crowd of people sit in an auditorium; the Park City councilmembers sit on stage in front of a screen
Park City Municipal Corporation

The second annual State of Park City address brought around 200 community members to the Park City Library Santy Auditorium Tuesday evening. 

Park City Manager Matt Dias has a preview of the agenda for Thursday's city council meeting and Backcountry Rescue dog handler Stacee Johnson, and Park City Mountain Ski patroller Kate Lips talk have details about the upcoming Backcountry Bow Wow fundraiser to benefit Wasatch Backcountry Rescue.

KPCW Radio

Park City Manager Matt Dias confirmed to KPCW that, after his arrest nearly a month ago, Transportation Director Alfred Knotts is not on administrative leave and still works for the city.

Kimball Art Center and Mark Maziarz

 

The Park City Council will discuss potential changes to the Kimball Arts Festival Thursday, including freeing the festival for all attendees and expanding the festival’s footprint to more of Main Street. 

 

 

Park City Board of Education Member Erin Grady and Superintendent Jill Gildea recap some of the issues discussed at yesterday’s school board meeting. Park City Manager Matt Dias has a preview of the agenda forThursday's city council meeting and Emmy Award Winning Cinematographer Bob Poole talks about his Nat Geo Live presentation this Saturday at the Park City Eccles Center. 

Summit County

Park City Municipal Transportation Director Alfred Knotts was formally charged with three Class B Misdemeanors Monday morning, after a recent altercation at his home. 

Alfred Knotts was charged with assault and two counts of commission of domestic violence in the presence of a child, after being arrested and booked into the Summit County Jail just after midnight on Wednesday, Feb. 5. 

KPCW Radio

Park City Transit and the municipal transportation department has conducted an analysis of bus stops throughout the transit system.   

Park City Manager Matt Dias  and Housing Manager Jason Glidden have  a preview of the agenda for Thursday's city council meeting. Park City School District Chief Operating Officer Mike Tanner talks about the security measures underway at the high school and other projects they are working on and Gretchen Lee, Ex. Director of Mountain Mediation and Kris Campbell  have details about a community conversation series exploring societal attitudes toward modern gender identification issues on February 6th and Feb 27th.

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