Roger Armstrong

On today's Local News Hour:

( 02:24) Tuesday night’s community panel about the proposed soils repository along SR 248 drew a number of comments from the community as Sean Higgins reports.

( 07:25) Summit County Council Member and Park City  resident Roger Armstrong expresses his concerns with the proposed toxic soils repository landfill at Quinn's Junction.

( 27:43) Deer Valley Music Festival Principal Conductor Conner Gray Covington has details on the Deer Valley Music festival and the chamber orchestra concerts this summer at St. Mary’s Church.

( 36:06) Woodward Marketing/Communications Manager Annamica Delabbio has details on the summer season as well as a look back at the COVID winter and a look ahead to next winter.

( 45:46) Jessica Lowell reports on Summit County strengthening its resource to combat and treat child abuse.

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While the Summit County Health Board is usually focused on COVID-19, it also discussed the current tick season at its recent meeting.


Summit County Councilor Roger Armstrong is a liaison to the Health Board. Reporting later to his County Council colleagues, he reviewed what you should do in case of a tick bite, or how to avoid one.


Summit County

The Summit County Council devoted a big chunk of its meeting time on Wednesday, June 9, to the issue of affordable housing.


That prompted a variety of comments from the council about where their workers come from, the industries they support and the character of Summit County.


The council heard an extensive demographic and economic report from County Economic Development Director Jeff Jones.


Summit County

The Summit County Council will continue to work on revising the code for accessory buildings in the Snyderville Basin.


But on Wednesday, the council voted to change the moratorium that’s currently in place for those structures.


The council, by a 4 to 1 vote, changed its temporary zoning ordinance so it would exempt accessory structures of 5,000 square feet or less.


Councilor Chris Robinson noted that the moratorium was enacted in March and runs until September 10th.

Summit County

After months of discussion, the Summit County Council finally approved the proposed neighborhood mixed-use zone at its meeting on Wednesday.


The approval of the new zone occurred relatively quickly in the middle of the council’s long, busy agenda. The vote was 4 to 1 with a dissenting vote from Roger Armstrong.


The council also approved a master-planned development process to implement the zone.


Basin Recreation

Keeping the Snyderville Basin trail system from being loved to death is still a challenge as representatives for Basin Recreation gave an update June 2 to the Summit County Council.


At least one county councilor disagrees with Basin Rec about whether permitting will have to be used to limit trail use.


On Wednesday, Basin Rec director Dana Jones told the council the problems didn’t arise overnight and it will take some time to solve them.


Summit County

The Summit County Council continues to deliberate passing a new ordinance governing accessory buildings.


But on Wednesday, the councilors informally agreed to modify the six-month moratorium they’ve placed on the buildings so that some smaller-scale applications can proceed.


The council approved a temporary zoning ordinance (TZO) in March to block any applications for accessory structures. But the council has heard from citizens fretting that they will lose any chance to put up a side building this year.

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High Valley Transit

On July 1, transportation in Summit County will fundamentally change as Park City Transit will focus on routes in the city and the newly established High Valley Transit authority will handle routes in the county.


But Park City Councilor Tim Henney says what the future brings is two transit districts working as partners.


In a Coffee With Council held on Tuesday, Henney was joined by Summit County Councilor Roger Armstrong, who’s also on the High Valley board; and High Valley’s General Manager Caroline Rodriguez.

Summit County

Summit County Councilors say that they will resume deliberation on a proposed ordinance governing campgrounds and seasonal RV use at their June 30 meeting.


A hearing on May 26 brought out a lot of criticism, but several councilors say they believe that a problem exists and that they have to respond.


On today's Local News Hour:

( 02:55) Summit County Health Department vaccine distribution update from Jessica Lowell

( 04:45) Rick Broughs details from Tuesday's Synderville Basin Planning commision meeting.

( 08:05) Summit County Council Member Roger Armstrong recaps Wednesday's meeting.

( 22:45) Avalanche fencing addressed in the Synderville Planning Commision meeting as Rick Brough reports.

The deadline to submit comments on a proposed contaminated soil landfill at Quinn’s Junction is 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 4 – however, last-minute concerns being raised by the public and at least one Summit County Councilor is asking city officials to delay the deadline.

Summit County

Following a contentious history over the past few months, the proposed Whileaway Ranch Indoor Riding Arena and Horse Boarding Facility in lower Silver Creek has been approved by the Summit County Council in a 3-1 vote, overriding an earlier denial by the Snyderville Basin Planning Commission.


Council chair Glenn Wright and councilors Chris Robinson and Malena Stevens voted in support of the appeal. The dissenting vote came from Roger Armstrong while Doug Clyde abstained.


Roger Armstrong

The High Valley Transit District Board, a new transit agency intended to serve the Snyderville Basin, is on a fast track to launch by July 1.


The board is meeting nearly every week to get contracts and agreements in place, and board member Roger Armstrong spoke to KPCW about the numerous moving parts that make up the District.


Lynn Ware Peek

Summit County Council member Roger Armstrong says he thinks the county needs to take a “deep dive” into the issue of affordable housing—and new residential housing in general.


Armstrong said it’s been a concern nagging at him over the past year.


Summit County Economic Development Director Jeffrey Jones has presented figures showing that the county is 2,000 units short. Armstrong calculated the population that the county would add if that affordable housing deficit is filled.