Summit County

The Summit County Council heard Wednesday that it will take a significant lobbying effort at the Utah legislature if it wants to keep tabs on short-term rental listings and online booking services.  Rick Brough has more:

The Sundance Film Festival is bigger than just Park City.  In addition to all of the permitting that must be approved by the municipality, the Summit County Health Department is also very invovled to protect the health of those attending the festival.  Leslie Thatcher explains:

After several months of negotiations, Summit County and the Park City Chamber/Bureau have reached a draft agreement to re-allocate revenues from the transient room tax.  Rick Brough has more:

Summit County Manager Tom Fisher's contract is being reviewed by the County Council.  Fisher acknolwedges there are some areas where he can improve.  Rick Brough talked to Fisher:

A neighborhood group and an individual landowner are appealing the Snyderville Basin Planning Commission's decision to approve redevelopment of the site once occupied by the Colby School and the Snowed Inn.  Rick Brough has details:

In December a federal tax overhaul was passed by Republican lawmakers.  It prompted a flurry of Summit County property owners attempting to prepay next year’s property tax bill prior to the new law taking affect.  Carolyn Murray has this:

Back in November, Coalville Mayor Trevor Johnson was elected to another term.  One reason for his win, he told KPCW, is the city's recent success in improving its fluids infrastructure, starting with the sewer system and now moving to improve the water works.  Rick Brough has more:

Eastern Summit County Planning Commission

The East Summit County Planning Commission voted Thursday to turn down the proposed South Point project in Browns Canyon.  Rick Brough provides details.

During Wednesday's Summit County Council meeting, council members and the public addressed a number of issues including lawsuits over opioids and the county's bus service in the Park City area.  Rick Brough files this report:

Roger Armstrong of the Summit County Council says that short-term rentals -- booked on the Internet through such sites as Airbnb and VRBO -- are an issue for municipalities across the country, but especially for resort towns.  That's why the county and Park City are sponsoring a study into this kind of housing, as Rick Brough reports:

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