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.
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.
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: