Community E-Newsletter February, 2012
10th Anniversary-XIX Olympic Winter Games
The Park City community is in the midst of celebrating the 10th anniversary of hosting the XIX Olympic Winter Games. From February 8-24, 2002, over 500,000 people visited Park City's Main Street Celebrations and over two billion people worldwide watched the Olympic Games on television.
It was widely proclaimed that these were the best Winter Olympic Games ever held, a feat we are still particularly proud of in Park City. Thousands of volunteers helped stage the events, and Park City Mountain Resort and Deer Valley Resort were major competition venues.
As we look back on those exciting times we also realize that hosting the Olympics bequeathed Park City an amazing legacy. We are now seen as one of a handful of truly world class resort areas. We have incredible training facilities at our resorts. At the Utah Olympic Park, we have the highest percentage of Olympic athletes living and training in our community of any resort. We have new programs for our youth to experience sports. As a community we learned how to come together and provide our guests with a much higher level of service.
In honor of celebrating the 10th anniversary, a number of events are taking place, including the recently completed Visa World Cup Aerial & Mogul Competition at Deer Valley, which kicked off with a street dance and Olympic Torch Run reenactment. An exhibition of Olympic photos and memorabilia is on display at the Kimball Art Center through February.
Enjoy these memories and keep the fire lit within.
Park City Municipal Has Gone Mobile
Get the most up-to-date information on your smartphone at www.parkcity.org.
Popular links are right on the Home page. The ‘Maps’ link offers an easy to view web map. ‘Getting Around’ offers a Google Widget that gives Transit directions including bus routes and times. Recreation, Employment, Calendar Events & News are also a ‘click away’! The Full Website is also easily accessed from each mobile view page.
Contact Kay Lynn via email or call 615-5262 with any questions or problems.
To Ski or Not to Ski
Click here to see what the New York Times has to say about 36 hours in Park City.
New Ice Grooming Machine at Park City Ice Arena
Last month, a new state of the art, fully electric ice resurfacer arrived at the Park City Ice Arena. The Olympia Millennium-E can resurface over 20 ice sheets before needing to be charged. The machine has a laser-controlled blade adjustment system that keeps the whole ice sheet level consistent to within the thickness of a credit card! The resurfacer also has a speed controlled water output system that adjusts the water flow based on the speed of the driver, and puts down the same amount of water each time the ice is resurfaced. We are extremely pleased to better serve our guests with an improved and higher quality of ice. For more information, contact Jon Pistey, Arena Operations Manager, via email.
Great Utah Shakeout
Park City Municipal in coordination with Summit County, the State of Utah, surrounding cities and counties and FEMA Region 8 will be participating in the April 17, 2011, regional full scale exercise called the Great Utah Shakeout next April. Are you and your family prepared for a major disaster where you live and/or work? Register here.
News You Can Use
In January, City Council . . .
- Witnessed the swearing-in ceremony for elected Council members Andy Beerman, Dick Peek and Liza Simpson.
- Renewed a three-year contract with Municipal Bond Consulting for financial advisory services
- Amended the professional services agreement with MWH Americas, Inc. for construction management services at the Quinn’s Junction Water Treatment Plant
- Approved a professional services agreement with Stanley Consultants for reconstruction engineering design services of Empire Avenue
- Approved a professional service provider agreement with Alliance Engineering for the Wyatt Earp Way traffic calming project
- Awarded a professional services contract to IBI group for consulting services for the Historic Park City Alliance infrastructure improvements
- Approved an Annexation Agreement as part of the Settlement Agreement between Summit County and Quinns Junction Partnership
- Accepted an Annexation Petition by Quinns Junction Partnership for 29 acres of land at the southwest corner of US40 and SR 248
Come visit the new city-owned state-of-the-art recreation facility open to the public. PC MARC has affordable rates and incredible amenities. Enjoy an indoor track, tennis, cardio & weights, group fitness classes, bouldering, a party room, childcare and seasonal pools. Visit www.parkcityrecreation.org or call 435-615-5400 for more information.
Park City Library
Learn how to get a better refund, how to avoid an audit, and how to choose a tax preparer. There will be a question and answer period following the presentation.
|Wednesday, February 22nd (en español)
6-7 pm in the Roger Harlan Meeting Room
| Wednesday, February 29th (English)
6-7 pm in the Roger Harlan Meeting Room
Quinn’s Water Treatment Plant
The Water Department is excited to be starting up the new Quinn’s Junction Water Treatment Plant in March. The plant is a state of the art membrane filtration facility. Watch for information next month about start-up activities.
Leadership Park City Presents Community Lecture
Jonathan Schechter from Jackson Hole will speak at the 18th Annual Community Leadership Lecture on Monday, March 19, 7:00 p.m. at the Santy Auditorium. The public is invited and it's free! Mr. Schechter will speak on Park Park City's economic prospects in the 21st century.
Green Your Routine
Park City’s Low Carbon Diet program is off and running and you’re invited to participate! This community-based initiative engages households at a grassroots level and encourages them to reduce their carbon footprint by 5,000 – 10,000 pounds CO2 per year. Thus far, participating households have been able to reduce their footprint by an average of 9,557 pounds CO2 each, the equivalent of removing a vehicle from the road. Participate for free, and get more information, at ParkCityGreen.org.