Scott Loomis

Tonight and next Tuesday are the final two Roommate Roundups this season. It's a chance for those who have a bed to rent this winter to meet up with prospective tenants. Leslie Thatcher has more.

On today’s program, Cheryl Fox - director of Summit Land Conservancy has an update on the Osguthorpe Ranch. Summit County manager Tom Fisher discusses the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting including the first of two budget hearings which proposes the first property tax increase in 30 years.

Members of the Snyderville Planning Commission said they still have issue with the plan by Mountainlands Housing Trust to place affordable housing in Silver Creek Village. Their concerns are that the units are too segregated, but told Mountainlands director Scott Loomis that they want to work on a compromise. They said it's up to Loomis to pursue that route -- or to ask for an amendment to the Development Approval for the Village. Rick Brough has more.

After a brief discussion Wednesday, a majority of the Summit County Council agreed to endorse some federal tax credits that would support a plan by Mountainlands Community Housing Trust to develop affordable housing in Silver Creek Village. However, council member Doug Clyde expressed his fervent disapproval, since Mountainlands is still seeking an approval from the Snyderville Planning Commission. Clyde said giving a thumbs-up at this time is "beyond poor management." Rick Brough has more.

At their next scheduled meeting on August 22nd, the Snyderville Planning Commission will look again at a proposed amendment for the Silver Creek Village project. The county's planning staff isn't recommending it, but supporters at a public hearing on Tuesday said it's needed due to a critical need for affordable housing. Rick Brough has more.

On t today’s program, Kathy Donnell - Park Naturalist with Utah State Parks has her monthly update on our local State Parks. Mountain Lands Community Housing Trust Executive Director Scott Loomis has details about the lottery for affordable housing and what people who didn't qualify this time can do to qualify for the next set of homes. Fairweather Foods owner Jen Rattray is celebrating the store's 25thanniversary. In studio.

The massive Silver Creek Village project will start to build residential units this summer that will include both market and affordable units. Rick Brough has more.

On today's program, Scott Loomis, Executive Director of  Mountainlands Housing Trust talks about affordable housing at Silver Creek Village—the Homeownership 101 workshop---and the possible affordable project on Mayflower property near Richardson Flat. Park City School Board Member Andrew Caplan and Business Administrator Todd Hauber discuss Tuesday's school board meeting, including the budget and today’s board retreat Kimball Art Center Education Director Amy McDonald and student Sadie AbuHaidar discuss this year's Wasatch Back Student Art Show.

For the final Local News Hour of 2016, Leslie Thatcher speaks with Scott Loomis, director of Mountainlands Community Housing, reviews  the past year of affordable housing developments and a look ahead at 2017. Lisa Yoder, Summit County Sustainability manager, discusses the county's  waiver of  solar building permit fees, and other sustainability items. Brent Christensen with Ice Castles  talks about  today's opening at the Homestead today at the Homestead and Park City planner Kirsten Whetsone talks about the new Ivers Tunnel Building at Silver Star that was dedicated yesterday.

On today's Local News Hour, host Renai Bodley talks to Valley Behavioral Health director Dodi Wilson about Monday night's community forum on teen substance abuse and suicide prevention.  Then Scott Loomis, Executive Director of Mountainlands Community Housing, previews tomorrow's ribbon cutting of a new affordable apartment project in Kimball Junction, "Richer Place Apartments."   And finally, Insa Riepen with Recycle Utah gives the lowdown on how you should get rid of unused prescription medications and why flushing them down the toilet isn't an option you should exercise.

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