Silver Creek

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Summit County

Summit County has been sued over its approval of a horse training facility in lower Silver Creek.

 

The litigation in Third District Court contends that the county’s approval of the Whileaway Ranch was done without due process, there was little chance given for public comment and the project doesn’t comply with building design standards set in the Snyderville Code.

 

The suit comes while the Summit County Council is trying to decide how to regulate accessory buildings, intended to support a primary residential home.

Summit County

A landowner near the Silver Creek watershed in the Snyderville Basin has filed a federal lawsuit against the federal Environmental Protection Agency, the Utah Department of Health and Summit County.

The suit claims the owner cannot develop his property because the defendants have mistakenly included it in a Superfund designation that includes Richardson Flat and tailings along Silver Creek.

On today's Local News Hour:

(07:16) - Snyderville Basin Water Reclamation District Director Mike Luers and long-time board member Jan Wilking have details on the opening of new treatment plant at Silver Creek.

(21:25) - Park City Council member Steve Joyce has a recap from yesterday's meeting.

(43:33) - Division of Wildlife Resources Communications Director Faith Heaton Jolley has details about the annual hunting season that opens this weekend.

Summit County

The Summit County Council, earlier in September, didn’t make a decision about a connector road from lower Silver Creek to the Bitner Frontage Road.

They left local citizens a couple of months to look at different options, and to survey opinion from the area. A survey went up online as of Wednesday.

The County Council has focused on two choices—a Frontage Road option, parallel to Interstate 80, and another alignment higher up, the Bitner Church Street option, going by the Mountain Life Church at Silver Creek.

Summit County

Following a public input session on Wednesday that was packed with Silver Creek residents, Summit County Council Member Doug Clyde says he thinks most people agree the area needs a second exit road. But there’s no consensus on where it will be.

As we’ve reported, over 100 people jammed into the Council meeting to talk about a link from lower Silver Creek to the Bitner frontage road, north of Interstate 80.

Summit County

The Summit County Council drew a standing-room-only crowd Wednesday as they looked at options for a road to connect the lower Silver Creek neighborhood to the Bitner frontage road.

In the end, the Council didn’t make a decision. A long line of speakers did not come to a consensus supporting either of two major options. Citizens threw out ideas for a third option or asked the county to go back to the drawing board.

The Council will take up the issue again in early November.

Mountainlands Community Housing Trust

Mountainlands Community Housing is getting closer and closer to completing their new development, this despite challenges from increasing construction costs.

Steve Laurent with Mountainlands Community Housing says that in a place like Park City oftentimes the term affordable is relative.

UDOT

UDOT says the creation of a truck parking area near Bell’s Station is a matter of safety in Parley’s Canyon but residents in Silver Creek say there are health and safety concerns for those where the proposed lot would be.

Residents of Silver Creek have expressed concerns about the installation of a truck parking lot near the Bell’s station at Silver Creek. Larry Finch is one of those concerned citizens. He’s a board member for the Silver Creek special services area #3. Finch says the community’s worries come from previous experiences.

UDOT

As we’ve reported, Summit County officials and neighboring residents are concerned about the parking area UDOT is creating by the Bell’s station at Silver Creek. They’re concerned that the location, which has been a chain-up area for trucks, will become overnight parking for the big rigs.

But a UDOT spokesman says nothing officially is changing, and the spot has been a pull off area for trucks for decades.

John Gleason, a spokesman for the Utah Department of Transportation, said they’re paving the previously-unkempt area by Bell’s and bringing some supervision to it.

Utah Department of Transportation

County council members on Wednesday briefly talked with county manager Tom Fisher about the parking lot that UDOT is developing for big-rigs in lower Silver Creek.

The state presented it as a chain-up spot for the trucks, but council member Kim Carson, herself a resident of Silver Creek, thinks it’s morphing into a something more.

Carson told KPCW there are plans for the lot to be a rest area.

The Utah Department of Transportation is creating a rest stop for trucks in lower Silver Creek, near the Bell's station. County Manager Tom Fisher admitted they have little input there. Rick Brough has more:

The Summit County Council on Wednesday heard from the Mountain Life Church, located in the Silver Creek neighborhood, which is looking to apply for an expansion of its site. However, the 16-year-old church has an unusual development history, and after prolonged discussion, council members were unable to settle on a legal way that the church could proceed. Rick Brough has more.

Growth Strains South Summit School District

Apr 26, 2017

Thirty three percent growth is projected for the South Summit School District in the next 5 years.  It’s straining their facilities and increasing their class sizes.   Carolyn Murray reports:

Sewer Extension Approved for Silver Creek Homes

Dec 15, 2016

The Summit County Council has concluded the year with an approval that will help extend sewer to the lower part of Silver Creek. Rick Brough has more.

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