Summit County Council

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:

The Summit County Council attracted over 30 people Wednesday for a special hearing on Chapter 3 of the East County Code. The Council Chairman Chris Robinson set out what they want to propose as code changes -- in particular getting rid of a zone that encourages density along roadways. In response, citizens talked about how the changes will affect them, and discussed their visions for the East Side and planning policies. Rick Brough has more.

The Summit County Council held a hearing Wednesday on proposed revisions to the East County Code. That's nearly two years after they received recommendations from the East County Planning Commission. But as public comments illustrated, there are different perspectives on whether the Council is moving too fast or two slow. Rick Brough has more.

The representatives of the Canyons Resort are hoping to get a decision on their Amended SPA Master Plan from the County Council at their December 13th meeting. Last week they went through a list of items put forward by the County. One item that caught them off-guard, however, was a request from a council member to join in pursuing a renewable-energy deadline. 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.

Spurred this week by a citizen advocate from Jeremy Ranch, the Summit County Council will have some further discussions about a proposed I-80 noise wall near Jeremy. A work session on the sound wall will be held Monday, November 20 at the Richins Building from 4-6pm. Rick Brough has more.

In less than a month, the Summit County Council will hold public hearings and will vote on a 2018 budget. That could include a property tax increase. Council member Kim Carson says that she hasn't heard much criticism of the tax hike so far. Rick Brough has more.

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The Summit County Council received a briefing from their staff Wednesday on the Amended SPA Master Plan for the Canyons Resort. Council Chairman Chris Robinson notes it's a plan that aims to cut down on the Canyon's traffic impacts, and it looks at the resort building heights in a new way. Rick Brough has more.l

The Summit County Council got an introduction to the Amended SPA Master Plan for the Canyons base area. The applicants showed the layout and changes they're making to the original Canyons approval of 1999. And they fielded a few questions, particularly about building heights in the upper part of the resort and traffic impacts in the Lower Village. Rick Brough has more.

Summit Land Conservancy

During their public comment segment on Wednesday, the Summit County Council heard from four residents about the same topic -- the preservation of the Osguthorpe farm. They urged the Council to work out a way for the Basin Open Space funds to help preserve this area on Old Ranch Road. Rick Brough has more.

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