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Local News Hour - December 4, 2019

Dec 4, 2019

On today’s program, Deer Valley COO Todd Shallan and Communications Manager Emily Summers have details about the opening of the resort on Saturday. Interim Park City Manager Matt Dias and Special Events Manager Jenny Diersen have a preview of the agenda for Thursday's city council meeting and Executive Director Kate McChesney has details about this weekend’s Silly Holiday Bazaar.

The Park City Council will consider a request to authorize the city manager to enter into a $130,000 contract for employee compensation evaluation services. The city is looking into the services because of employee recruitment and retention challenges.

On today’s program, Kelly Pawlak, President and CEO of National Ski Areas Association who was the Keynote Speaker at last week’s Chamber Fall Tourism event. Interim Park City Manager Matt Dias and Sustainability Manager Luke Cartin have a preview of the agenda for Thursday's city council meeting. Park City Community Foundation Impact Director Ollie Wilder has details on how to apply for grant money from the new Park City Climate Fund.

On today’s program, Park City School Board President Andrew Caplan talks about the rock throwing incident last Friday breaking a window in the school district home where the superintendent and her family live. South Summit School Superintendent Shad Sorenson discusses the results of the $87 million bond that failed in yesterday's election and what's next. Interim Park City Manager Matt Dias and Economic Development Manager Jonathan Weidenhamer preview of the agenda for Thursday's city council meeting.

Park City residents who live from 10th Street to Deer Valley Drive may soon require a permit to park on the street there, as the city expands the residential parking zone program.

After the city conducted outreach to residents and hosted an input session in September, interim Park City Manager Matt Dias says many residents who live below the Park City Mountain Resort base had concerns about the impacts of tourism and event-related parking on the neighborhood.

The Park City Council will receive an update Tuesday on the 3Kings Water Treatment Plant, as part of an ongoing effort to keep the council apprised of the years-long project. 

The Park City Council met last week under the new direction of interim City Manager Matt Dias. After what appeared from the outside to be an unexpected decision to terminate then-City Manager Diane Foster’s employment agreement at the beginning of October, some community members have expressed a desire for more information from the Park City Council. Foster will be leaving with a severance payout of likely more than $170,000, per her 2013 employment agreement. Park City Mayor Andy Beerman says that compensation is typical for an at-will position, high-level position like city manager.

The Park City Council meets Thursday, under the new leadership of interim City Manager Matt Dias.   

After Park City Manager Diane Foster’s recent separation from Park City Municipal Corporation, the city council named Assistant City Manager Matt Dias interim city manager. Dias is excited about the opportunity, but he says Foster’s departure is bittersweet.

On today’s program, Park City School District Career and Technical Education (CTE) Director Lyndsay Huntsman talks about the PC CAPS program and projects for this school year. She is joined by engineering teacher Chris Humbert and student Michal Patton. Interim Park City Manager Matt Dias has a preview of the agenda for Thursday's city council meeting, including an update on the Vision 2020 project and the one-year contract for grooming operations at the Park City golf course.

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Park City Mayor Andy Beerman, joined by Councilmembers Tim Henney, Becca Gerber and Nann Worel, voted at a special meeting Friday to terminate City Manager Diane Foster’s 2013 employment agreement without cause, meaning Foster’s employment did not end due to reasons such as embezzlement or theft; violation of her duties and responsibilities as city manager; or other conduct in violation of city ethics code. Councilmembers Steve Joyce and Lynn Ware Peek were excused from the meeting due to scheduling conflicts.

 

On today’s program, Lower Silver Creek Activist Annette Velarde has details about the discussion residents are having on a possible connection from lower Silver Creek to Bitner Road.

On today’s program, Park City School District Chief Operating Officer Mike Tanner talks about security projects completed this summer and what they're working on this fall in addressing the high school security challenges. Assistant Park City Manager Matt Dias has a preview of the agenda for Thursday's city council meeting. Founder of the Twilight Rotary Chapter Laurie West joins President Julianne Rosen-Carronne to talk about Park City's third rotary club. Donavan Tea talks about the upcoming performances of The Letterman at the Egyptian Theater.

On today’s program, Hideout Town Manager Jan McCosh discusses the town’s proposed annexation policy plan.  Park City Assistant City Manager Matt Dias has a preview of the agenda for Thursday’s city council meeting. Mark Alvarez, an attorney specializing in immigration cases, talks about the recent scare of ICE operations and navigating the immigration system and Don Roll from Friends of Park City Mining History has details about tours they’re doing this week, and also in August.

On today's program, Park City School Board Member Erin Grady and Superintendent Jill Gildea discuss some of the issues from Tuesday's school board meeting. Assistant Park City Manager Matt Dias has a preview of the agenda for Thursday's city council meeting, including Mountain Town Music Director Brian Richards and Deer Valley's Emily Summers talk about having to move the first concert of the Community Concert series due to wet conditions at the amphitheater and Park City Special Events Manager Jenny Diersen previews Savor the Summit.

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Bonds approved by Park City voters will allow Treasure Hill and Armstrong/Snow Ranch Pasture to remain open space. With more green space off the table, where will the city build in the future? KPCW’s Emily Means has more.

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