Summit County

Summit County

New Director Christie Hind began her legal work in New York working on behalf of Burmese victims of sex trafficking. She then moved to L.A. where she clerked for a federal judge, worked in major law firms and handled guardian ad litem cases in Children’s Court.

It’s October and heavy rain is in the forecast, thanks to the after-effects of Tropical Storm Rosa.

Summit County’s Emergency manager Chris Crowley dropped by with some precautions and tips for the rainy season.

Rosa is expected to impact southwest Utah in particular. A briefing from the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration says there is a potential for flash flooding in vulnerable areas like slot canyons, normally-dry washes and slick rock areas.

Crowley told Summit County residents what to expect.

  An attorney for Anthony McClanahan, a former NFL football player charged with killing his wife in Park City last year, has given notice that he will claim "diminished mental capacity" for his client.

Given that, Third District Court Judge Patrick Corum on Monday ordered a medical examination for the defendant.

McClanahan, who played for the Dallas Cowboys in the 1990's was present for the short hearing. The 47-year-old defendant was transported from the Salt Lake jail where he is confined on another charge and spoke only when giving short answers to the judge.

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The sales tax in Summit County went up by another quarter of one percent today (Monday), pushing the rate in Park City to the highest rate in the state. Carolyn Murray has this:


The new sales tax rate in Park City is now 8.7%. In the unincorporated areas of Summit County, the rate is 6.8%. In the Snyderville Basin the sales tax is up to 7.1%.

U.S. Forest Service

The Mirror Lake Complex comprised of the Slate and Murdock fires have burned a combined 5,500 acres. Although containment is at just 11 percent. Resources at the Mirror Lake complex are being decreased. Public Information Officer Robyn Broyles explains why.

“There is forecasted to be two to three inches of rain over our fire area coming in this week." Broyles said, "We anticipate that rain doing some significant work on our fire to keep it in place. We don’t expect the fire to grow anymore.”

Broyles explains the weekend activity of the two fires.

Utah State Tax Commission

A federal court complaint filed against the Utah State Tax Commission by Union Pacific will decrease revenues for many taxing entities throughout the state—including in Summit County. That’s the word in a news release from the state last week.

KPCW contacted Summit County Auditor Michael Howard, who said that under the judge’s order in the case, they won’t be able to collect, roughly $210,000 this year from Union Pacific. The amount is spread over several taxing entities.

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The topics for the Summit County Council during Wednesday’s regular meeting include trash, taxes and sage grouse.

First off on the council’s agenda, they will take a field trip to the Three Mile Canyon landfill early in the afternoon. County Manager Tom Fisher said that changes at the dump are a big part of the Solid Waste Master Plan.

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As part of their agenda on Wednesday, the Summit County Council will discuss an extension for Chalk Creek Road near Coalville—a route whose history goes back for decades.

The council meets at the Coalville Courthouse and will take up the topic of Chalk Creek Road at about 4:15.

County manager Tom Fisher explains at the council’s retreat last spring, a council member suggested extending Chalk Creek, running east from Coalville to meet up with the Mirror Lake Highway.

Among other incidents, the Summit County Sheriff’s department is reporting on two ambitious thieves striking stores at Kimball Junction—and a case of graffiti at one of the Junction’s newest buildings.

The department reported that a male suspect struck the State Liquor Store at Kimball Junction two days in a row last week.

On Monday the 17th, a suspect stole six bottles of champagne from the store. The next day, the same person walked out with four bottles of wine and beer.

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Now that the Summit County Council has enacted a Temporary Zoning Ordinance for e-scooters, and similar personal transit, we asked County Manager Tom Fisher what that means if someone tries to bring the scooters up to the Park City area.

Fisher said that in crafting legal guidelines, they have been guided by what’s happened in Salt Lake.