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 Mountain Mediation Center joins The Mountain Life. Mountain Mediation is non-profit organization whose mission is to provide the residents of Park City, Summit and Wasatch Counties with the support needed to prevent and resolve disputes and to transform conflict into progress.Their aim is to foster a compassionate community in which people with differing viewpoints listen to each other with understanding and mutual respect.

  Heinrich Deters of Park City Municipal and Charlie Sturgis of Mountain Trails Foundation join the show to introduce a new randomized City survey on electric mountain bikes and distinguish that survey from the Mountain Trails survey from late last year. Should electric mountain bikes (E-MTB's) be allowed beyond the streets of Park City and onto the non-motorized single track? After all, an E-MTB has a motor.

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. 

Utah State Capitol
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Although Park City is a small, liberal stronghold in conservative Utah, Park City Manager Matt Dias says the town isn’t always playing defense at the Utah Legislature. Last year, the city flexed some lawmaking muscle with the successful passage of the Community Renewable Energy Act, paving the way for Park City to reach its 2030 net-zero carbon goal. Dias says the city tries to be strategic in its representation on Capitol Hill.

Due to a low unemployment rate and high housing costs, Park City Municipal has a difficult time hiring—and keeping—employees. The Park City Council recently approved a $130,000 contract with human resources consulting firm Mercer to assess what the city can do to fill its open positions.

But the city also wants input from the community, so it’s forming a blue ribbon commission in an effort to improve employee recruitment and retention.

Utah Division of Wildlife Resources-DWR

Two cow elk were shot over the weekend in Round Valley. The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources confirms there is a cow elk hunt underway through the end of January, but it remains unclear if the people who killed them will be charged under the DWR's jurisdiction. 

Acting Park City Manager Matt Dias intends to hire two deputy city managers, filling his former position and that of the community development director. 

Kimball Art Center and Mark Maziarz

After a test run this year “freeing the fest” for Summit County residents, the Kimball Arts Festival is looking to remove admission fees for all attendees for next year’s festival. 

Park City Municipal Corporation

Park City community members who participated in a think tank for Park City’s 2020 visioning process came to an agreement in July on what they think they want Park City’s future to look like. Two members of the think tank share how they interpret that future.

Dozens of people sitting in seats in an auditorium
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Some 200 Park City community members attended the Park City Future Summit Wednesday evening to discuss issues and opportunities on Park City’s horizon. 

Park City Municipal and project consultant Future IQ presented data collected from the city’s Vision 2020 process so far, including 810 community survey responses since June, results from a 35-person think tank session and information from dozens of community workshops.

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.

The Park City Future Summit takes place Wednesday, Nov. 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Park City Library’s Santy Auditorium. Park City Community Engagement Manager Linda Jager says it’s a time for community members to talk about the themes and ideas that have emerged from the 2020 visioning process and react as a large group.

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Park City Municipal is now accepting pre-applications for its affordable housing program, which, coupled with the city’s selection process, will put qualified applicants on the waitlist to purchase city-developed units.

People who work within Park City School District boundaries can get a jump on applying for homeownership under Park City Municipal’s affordable and attainable housing program. To be eligible for the current selection process, pre-applications are due Dec. 6. Applications submitted after that time will be placed at the bottom of the waitlist.

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Park City community members who have never purchased a home before and are interested in applying for Park City Municipal or Habitat for Humanity’s affordable housing programs are required to attend a six-hour-long first-time homebuyer information session. 

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Two dozen people interested in affordable housing in the Park City area attended an orientation hosted by Park City Municipal and Mountainlands Community Housing Trust Tuesday. 

Trish Walker moved to Park City in 2001 and now finds she has a need for a more reasonably priced living situation.

"This just all came on my horizon right now," Walker said. "I'm a single mom now. I used to own real estate in Park City, but that kind of went to the wayside, and I'm tired of paying the high rents. I can't right now, and so this program really interests me."