Summit County

The West Nile Virus has been detected in three counties in Northern Utah.  It has not shown up in humans at this reporting but the Health Department is concerned about getting the word out that the virus has been detected and letting folks know that people and horses are more susceptible to the illness caused by the virus. Carolyn Murray has this:

Summit County

The acting director of the Summit County Recorder’s office has filed to run for the office in November’s election.

The filling window at the county clerk’s office is open until today at 5:00 pm for candidates to throw their hats in the ring.

The county’s elected Recorder/Surveyor, Mary Ann Trussell, resigned from the job as of July 1st. That left the county to hold a special election for a two-year position to fill out the rest of her term.

The acting Recorder is Rhonda Francis, who has now filed to run as a Democrat. She’s the only contender at this time.

Local law enforcement has issued an alert about a dangerous synthetic drug that may be in our community.  This drug has ties to "Pink", the synthetic opioid that police say killed two teens in the Park City area in 2016.  Please see the statement below and stay tuned to KPCW for updates.

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It wasn’t on the official agenda for Summit County Council Wednesday, but in the Public Comment segment, three residents pointed out the need for senior-living space in the county.

One of the visitors estimated that the need for senior living comes to about 120 beds.

Council member Chris Robinson told KPCW that he’s sympathetic. But he’s not sure what impediments exist for senior housing.

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The next step in Summit County’s consideration of the proposed Lincoln Station development on Bitner Road will be a meeting July 23rd between the applicants and two county council members. One of them, Chris Robinson, says they want a tight Development Approval that will ensure the affordable housing stays that way.

The developer is asking to rezone his four-acre parcel, which now would allow just one unit, to a mixed-use project with 78 residential units and 5,300 square feet of commercial.

Last year, the trial of three Uintah Basin defendants, charged with gang rape, could not be held in Summit County because an unusual number of those summoned for jury duty were no-shows.

Now there’s another twist to that story. An investigator for the Uintah County Attorney’s office has been charged with jury tampering, due to his contacts and conversations with the prospective jurors gathered at the Silver Creek Courthouse last December.

Charges were filed this week by the Summit County Attorney’s office against 38-year-old Jayson Chamberlain, of Roosevelt.

Summit County Sheriff's Department

Summit County Search and Rescue is looking for a missing Salt Lake Valley resident in the Wasatch-Cache Forest.

According to a press statement from the Sheriff’s Department, they were notified at about 12:30 Thursday about 66-year-old Ray Humpherys a resident of South Jordan. His family told authorities that he had not returned to camp, at about 10:00 pm on Wednesday night, in the Hidden Lake area.

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The Summit County council did not come to a decision about the proposed Lincoln Station development on Bitner Road.

The council continued the item in order to nail down details in a proposed Development Agreement. Council members say they want to ensure that affordable units in the project stay that way.

Meanwhile, most of the citizens speaking in a public hearing supported the plan.

The council is being asked to rezone a four-acre parcel east of the Bitner Road Fire Station. The current Rural Residential zoning would allow one unit per 20 acres.

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The Summit County council has a light agenda for its Wednesday meeting. The major item is a public hearing, and possible decision, about a mixed-use project proposed for the Bitner frontage road.

The council meets at the Richins Services building. At 6:00 pm they will hold a hearing about Lincoln Station, a proposal for a four-acre parcel to the east of Bitner fire station.

The developer is asking to rezone the property, now Rural Residential, to allow a plan with 78 units and over 5,000 square feet of commercial.

The proposed Commons at Newpark development is still the center of controversy. A group of appellants has filed a challenge against the approval given to the plan by the county manager.

The project, proposed by Newpark developer Gary Crandall and his sons Matt and Ryan, would create a building of over 10,000 square feet in a parcel to the west of the Newpark amphitheater. The project, comprised of seven townhomes, got a positive recommendation from the Snyderville Planning Commission last winter.

On June 28th, county manager Tom Fisher gave an approval to the project.