Summit County


The Summit County Council and the Eastern Summit County Planning Commission met in a joint session recently to ask representatives of the Promontory Club why most of the employee housing they pledged to build 18 years ago has yet to be started.  Rick Brough has this update:

The Summit County Council is looking at several options to recycle and cut down on waste going into the county landfill.  Rick Brough has details from a recent conversation with council member Kim Carson:

The Summit County Council has received an updated housing needs assessment, which again points out the need for affordable homes.  Council Member Kim Carson says the although study is helpful, it raises important questions and highlights a need for further data, as Rick Brough tells us:

Echo Reservoir Is Utah's Newest State Park

Feb 21, 2018
Echo State Park

A resolution making Echo Reservoir Utah’s 44th state park was signed Wednesday. They’ll begin construction on new and updated amenities sometime this spring. There will be an opportunity for the public to give input. Carolyn Murray has this:

A proposal before the state Lieutenant Governor's office is asking to incorporate a portion of Hoytsville as a town. At a recent public meeting, February 13th, in Coalville, drew about 60 people. The sponsors of the initiative explained the process they have to go through to get it before voters, possibly by November. Rick Brough reports. 

At a recent meeting, proponents of a Hoytsville town said they want to control their own destiny, especially in terms of growth and development. What that led to in the discussion were complaints about the red tape at Summit County's planning department and feeling that the county is dominated by Park City. Rick Brough reports.

PlanWorks Design

For the second time in as many months, the Summit County Council will hold an appeal hearing for a major proposed project in the Snyderville Basin.  Rick Brough has more:

Summit County

After a meeting last week on the revised East County Code that drew more than 150 people, Summit County Community Development Director Pat Putt says the large amount of public comment spells further analysis on the revised code.  Rick Brough has more:

Summit County Economy Stronger Than Ever

Feb 8, 2018

One way the Utah State Department of Workforce Services takes the pulse of the economy is through unemployment insurance claims. Summit County's economy relies on snow. The economic impacts of this dry winter have yet to be determined. The county economy is healthy overall with growth coming from a variety of sectors. Carolyn Murray has this:

The Summit County Council clearly wants to finds remote parking areas in Snyderville Basin, but in a discussion Wednesday council members did not settle on just what site to prioritize.  Rick Brough has details: