Roger Armstrong

Summit County Council Member Roger Armstrong was one of those who attended Park City’s Visioning meeting on Feb. 11th.

Talking later to KPCW, he noted that some of the major topics in the Visioning include Transportation, the roles of Park City and the County, and the tension between the two governing bodies on that item.  

Summit County Council Member Roger Armstrong has a recap of Wednesday's meeting. Park City Senior Jim Tedford has details about the 99 year lease on the Senior Center, which they believe is valid. The Executive Director of Summit County Arts Council Jocelyn Scudder has details about the first Winter Arts Showcase this weekend and Youth Sports Alliance Executive Director Emily Fisher and Youth Programs Director Heather Sims have details on spring scholarships and after-school programs.

Summit County Council Member Roger Armstrong says he has decided to run for another term.  Armstrong made the announcement during the Comments period of the Council meeting on Wednesday.

There will be three Council seats on the ballot for 2020.    Of those, incumbent Doug Clyde has said he is seeking re-election.

Kim Carson has said she will be retiring—though Armstrong has said he wished he could talk her into staying.

Summit County Council Member Roger Armstrong has concluded a year of presiding over the Council as Chairman.   He surveyed their accomplishments for 2019 and the issues to come.

Armstrong said that the past year has been busy and productive.         

On today’s program, Director of Park City Film Katy Wang has details on this weekend's screening at Jim Santy Auditorium. Summit County Council Member Roger Armstrong with an update on Wednesday’s final meeting of 2019. Woodward Park City General Manager Shaydar Edelmann and Senior Marketing Manager Tucker Norred have details about this Saturday’s grand opening.

Summit County

The Summit County Council on November 20th was introduced to the Neighborhood Mixed Use Zone—a concept that staff planners think can help change patterns of living in the Snyderville Basin.   

The Mixed-Use Zone, which got a recommendation from the Snyderville Planning Commisison, is being submitted in conjunction with a specific project—The Marketplace at Silver Creek proposed by developer Henry Sigg near the Highway 40 frontage road.

It envisions a neighborhood node, somewhat self-sufficient so that residents don’t always have to drive to Kimball Junction.

Summit County

The Summit County Council on November 20th approved an application to the state to be classified as an Enterprise Zone.

And, as Council Chairman Roger Armstorng noted, that raises questions about what the county’s economy will be in the future.   

The Enterprise zoning, which encourages development through tax breaks, would apply to commercial, industrial and agricultural areas in the unincorporated county.

Previously, we reported on a meeting where Summit County and Park City officials did not seem to be on the same page about what will happen at the Bonanza Arts and Culture District.

County Council Chairman Roger Armstrong commented afterward.

County officials on November 18th said they were concerned about a transit center being located in the Arts and Culture District.    Park City representatives said that was news to them.

Roger Armstrong said they’re just trying to discuss how the facility is going to be done.       

On today’s program, Summit County Council Member Roger Armstrong has a recap of yesterday’s meeting. Scott Morrison director for Mountain Regional Water District has details on rates for selling surplus water. Deb Hartley has details about this year's Turkey Drive and Prospector Property Owners Association Director Craig Dennis has an update on the masterplan going forward and Ed Lewis has details about his new apartment building going up off the Rail Trail.

 

Summit County Council Chairman Roger Armstrong says it was appropriate for the Council to send a letter of concern to the Utah Association of Counties, and take issue with incidents where members of the group are making politicized comments and singling out perceived dissenters.   

Armstrong told KPCW on Thursday that he hasn’t been to many UAC-style events.    The most recent was a National Association of Counties convention in Washington D. C., which included a number of Utah officials.        

The Summit County Council is being asked to think about some major changes for their solid waste—such as the county taking on the job of trash collection itself.

Council Chairman Roger Armstrong says whatever happens, their job is to manage the public’s money as best they can.  

Armstrong told KPCW  he doesn’t want to get too far ahead of Landfill Superintendent Tim Loveday, who will report soon with a consultant study on the county’s trash.

He did say, though, that he wants to focus on recycling.   Armstrong asked, can the county do a better job?       

On today’s program, Summit County Council Member Roger Armstrong has a recap of yesterday’s meeting. U.S. Ski and Snowboard CEO Tiger Shaw has a recap of the opening Alpine race of the World Cup season in Soelden and a look ahead at the coming winter season.

On the Local News Hour: Summit County Councilmember Roger Armstrong recaps Wednesday's county council meeting; Hideout Town Manager Jan McCosh and Summit County Councilmember Glenn Wright preview the upcoming Project For Deeper Understanding exploring regional growth; and Park City Institute Executive Director Teri Orr has details about Saturday’s event, featuring two of the students involved in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida.

Summit County Council Chair Roger Armstrong talks about the county council meeting yesterday.Dr. Jeffery Botkin, Professor of Pediatrics and Associate Vice President for Research at the University of Utah talks about ethical issues in editing our genes. Habitat For Humanity Executive Director Shellie Barrus and Alison Kuhlow talk about the groundbreaking last week at the Silver Creek Village. It’s the first of 25 Habitat homes that will be developed there. Country music artist, CAM called in to talk about her upcoming concert which will close out the Performing Arts Institute ST.

On today’s program, Summit County Council member Roger Armstrong has a recap of Wednesday's meeting. Christian Center of Park City Program Director Pete Stoughton has news that  the organization is now an official SNAP Outreach Application Assistance Partner. He'll tell us what that means. Event Organizer Alena Nelson has  details about the Heber Half Run for Autism taking place on June 29th and Summit Community Gardens Executive Director Colie Belieu has details on some upcoming events.

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