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.
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.
In a statement issued Wednesday, the Summit County Council says they have offered $4 million to help fund the preservation of the 158-acre Osguthorpe farm along Old Ranch Road. But that contribution is hamstrung right now, as the Osguthorpe family and the Summit Land Conservancy don't agree with the county's conditions for putting up the money. Rick Brough has more.
Summit County Manager Tom Fisher officially presented a letter to the County Council Wednesday, stating that he and the county's financial officers recommend a 27% increase in revenues for their General and Municipal Funds. That came after he presented a review of budget decisions in recent years, challenges facing the county, and details of where he would cut if the Council did not pursue a tax increase. Rick Brough has more.
About 70 Park City and Summit County residents and officials are visiting Boulder, Colorado on the annual City tour. Transit, parking, energy, housing and “walking only” districts are being discussed. Carolyn Murray has more:
The Park City Chamber/Bureau is going to meet soon with the County Council to discuss revamping the distribution formula for Transient Room Taxes. Chamber/Bureau President Bill Malone spoke recently on KPCW's Mountain Money, reflecting on the Chamber's past and present, marketing in the age of Vail, and other topics. Rick Brough has more.
The leaders of the Park City Chamber/Bureau say they weren't surprised by the news from Summit County Council, who gave notice they want to reallocate the distribution contract for Transient-Room Tax monies. Chamber/Bureau Director Bill Malone and Board President Chris Eggleton say they will sit down with the county in the coming year to find out just what they want. Rick Brough has more.