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Four large temporary art installations are underway on Park City's Main Street this 4th of July.   

The four 20' by 300' murals are being painted on the street. Executive Director of the Park City Summit County Arts Council, Jocelyn Scudder, says her group saw an opportunity to create public art on the pavement when they realized Park City had closed Main Street to cars for the holiday weekend. The city had also cancelled the traditional 4th of July parade out of concerns about COVID-19. Scudder says that allowed artists to get on the street early in the day.

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In a special session Thursday night, the Park City Council voted to close Main Street to vehicle traffic on Sundays beginning June 14. The event is called the Park City Dine and Stroll. The street will close at 11 A.M. on both south and north ends and will remain closed until 10 P.M. Officials and business owners hope that closing the street to vehicle traffic will allow more people to visit Main Street while maintaining safe social distances.

Summit County Council Member Doug Clyde has a recap of Wednesday’s meeting when the council took a hard look at how to make up an estimated $4-million budget shortfall. Newly hired Park City Municipal Deputy City Managers Sarah Pearce and David Everitt discuss their new roles and Youth Sports Alliance Executive Director Emily Fisher has an update on youth sports and how clubs are preparing for the known of whether summer camps will be held – which are a large part of their summer income.

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

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Former Park City Councilmember Lynn Ware Peek is Park City Municipal’s new community engagement liaison, a position she held before her appointment to the city council in 2018. Peek communicates with businesses, organizations and community members.

 

“Working with residents, working with HOAs, working with anyone who is impacted by or needs information about what the city is doing,” Peek explained.

Park City community members can catch up with Mayor Andy Beerman and Councilmember Tim Henney Tuesday morning — from a safe distance.

The city is hosting a virtual “Coffee with Council” event over Facebook Live to take questions from the community about the COVID-19 outbreak and other issues. The city council’s outreach events, such as Coffee with Council and Apres with Council, started in 2016 as a monthly, informal way to engage the community.

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The Park City Transit system will move to its spring schedule a month early, as part of a public health order from the Summit County government in response to COVID-19.

The bus system was scheduled to keep its expanded winter service running until April 12, after the peak season ends, but Park City Manager Matt Dias says the system will fully transition to spring service schedules and routing on Wednesday, March 18.

Some changes to the system from peak winter service include:

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KPCW's Leslie Thatcher interviewed Summit County Manager Tom Fisher and Summit County Health Director Rich Bullough Saturday night about the developments surrounding the COVID-19 situation.  Topics covered include the new case of COVID-19 in Summit County that health officials call the first case of "community spread" in Utah, the closing of Park City's two ski resorts, and an upcoming order for all Summit County restaurants to prohibit inside dining and allow curbside pickup only.

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Park City Municipal Corporation closed what it calls "non-essential" facilities Friday in an attempt to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

PCMC announced it was immediately closing the Park City Ice Arena, Library, and Municipal Athletic & Recreation Center (MARC) until March 30th.   The city will also reduce public access to services at City Hall, the Police Department and Public Works.   There will be limited staff at the facilities that remain open.  The city strongly encourages citizens to conduct business with the city over email or phone.  

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.

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The Park City Board of Adjustment voted to reverse a decision by the planning commission regarding Park City Municipal’s Woodside Park Phase II. 

The Park City Board of Adjustment met Tuesday to consider an appeal of the Woodside Park Phase II affordable housing project. The appeal is based on the planning commission’s approval of reduced setbacks. Under the land management code, the planning commission can reduce setbacks from the master planned development-required 25 feet to the underlying zone’s requirements, if it’s necessary to provide architectural interest. 

Max Doilney

Local Park City business owner Max Doilney will join the Park City Council as its newest member at the start of the new year. 

Voters elected Max Doilney to the Park City Council in November. Doilney takes the place of outgoing Councilmember Lynn Ware Peek, who opted not to run for a full term.

In a letter to Park City Municipal staff Tuesday morning, Park City Manager Diane Foster announced her removal from her role as city manager. Foster says Mayor Andy Beerman and the Park City Council made the decision. She asked staff to give their support to Assistant City Manager Matt Dias, who will step into the role as interim city manager, effective immediately.

 

Utah Department of Transportation

At more than 1400 pages, the draft of the environmental assessment for State Route 248 is finished. Now, it’s the public’s turn to weigh in.

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