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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.

 

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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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Park City’s Sustainability team wants to engage local business owners and managers to help meet the City’s net-zero goals. They’ve put out a survey asking about sustainable business practices currently being done but have had little response from the community.

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The China Bridge Parking program has been in place since mid-December of 2017. It has cost city tax payers a little over $3.5 million. The parking program is part of the broader Old Town parking management system and the City’s overall Transportation plan.

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Park City Muncipal has cut ties with its former Assistant city attorney Polly Samuels McLean.  KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher has more.

In a press release, Park City announced that Assistant City Attorney, Polly Samuels McLean, has resigned her employment with the City. That became effective January 7th. The statement was brief, saying only that the  resignation is amicable and the parties have no outstanding issues between them.

The statement adds that McLean plans to open her own law practice.

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Park City has the most ambitious climate goals in all North America. To help reach those, City Council has implemented a program they’re calling My Sustainable Year. It kicks off this week with the PC MARC Lunch and Learn on Wednesday. Carolyn Murray has this:

The Lunch and Learn is the first event in a year of public outreach programs designed to engage and educate everyone in the Park City community. The objective, said Sustainability Manager, Celia Peterson is to provide behavioral practices each citizen can take to make Park City a 100 percent sustainable community. 

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Park City Municipal awarded a $100,000-dollar contract to the Park City Community Foundation to serve as the social equity community convener. This year Park City established Social Equity as a critical priority, so the funds will be used primarily to identify goals and to build a strategic plan over the next year. Carolyn Murray has this:

  Rocio Torres and Enrique Sanchez of Park City Municipal discuss the "Bike Back to School, Work and Play Day," on Friday, August 31, when free helmets will be handed out at various locations including Park City High School and Aspen Villas.

 

Rocio Torres y Enrique Sánchez de la Municipalidad de Park City hablan del “Andar en bicicleta a la escuela, el trabajo y el juego." Se otorgarán cascos gratis. Toma lugar el viernes, 31 de agosto en varios lugares incluyendo Park City High School y Aspen Villas.

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  The Park City School Board will vote on the Memorandum of Understanding with Park City Municipal to install a tunnel under Kearns Boulevard between the High School and the LDS Seminary Building. The school board meeting is Tuesday at 4 pm. Carolyn Murray has this.

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This week the Grace Potter Big Stars Bright Nights concert is scheduled to be held in City Park.  It’s another pop up event which means the venue is installed and taken down within about a 12 hour time frame.  The Park City Institute is working hard to put on the St. Regis concerts this summer after losing access to the Deer Valley arena earlier this year. Carolyn Murray has this:

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Park City voters elected a new mayor Tuesday night.  City Councilman Andy Beerman defeated Dana Williams by more than 200 votes, with 1,318 votes to Williams' 1,100.   Beerman was in his second term on council.  He had run for Mayor in 2014, but lost to Jack Thomas.  Williams was Park City's mayor from 2002 - 2014.  

In an interview with KPCW Tuesday night, Beerman said he thought his victory meant that voters think the city is on the right track.  He also said he will continue to work towards what he calls a "complete community" that contains more affordable housing.

Melissa Allison

Though the Park City Council has yet to approve the $19.5 million dollar purchase about 5 acres in Bonanza Park to build an Arts and Cultural District – they held a town meeting to roll out their vision for the project. KPCW’s Melissa Allison brings us the details.