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Park City Council Meeting Summary August 2, 2018

Post Date:08/10/2018
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Social Equity Community Critical Priority Discussion:Kilo Zamora, a social change facilitator and University of Utah instructor, led the discussion with Council (the fifth in a series). In this session, Zamora led a dialogue on the concept of implicit bias. For more details, read the full Social Equity Staff Report.


Transit Reorganization Update:Park City Transit Director, Blake Fonnesbeck, updated Council on the progress of the current Park City Transit reorganization. The department has restructured to include three main focus areas: Operations, Quality and Business Operations. Three new managers were hired to oversee these areas – Barbara Murdock, Kenzie Coulson, and Kory Kersavage Fonnesbeck added that active collaboration would continue with transit employees, representatives from the Summit County Council and staff through the Joint Transpiration Advisory Board with the goal of continued service improvement, efficiency, and customer satisfaction. Read the full staff report here:Transit Reorganization Staff Report


Council approved Resolution 21-2018, a Proclamation Declaring the Year of 2018 as “Great Salt Lake Council 100th Scouting Anniversary Year.” Read the full staff report here:Boy Scouts Staff Report.
Discussion of Potential 2018 Treasure Hill & Armstrong General Obligation Open Space Bond:Council took considerable public input regarding the potential to combine the Treasure Hill and Armstrong open space purchases into one general obligation bond. City Staff provided an updated financial analysis that detailed $16M in reductions to get the potential bond amount down to $48M. The financial analysis also came with a strong recommendation by City staff to combine the two properties into one bond in order to maximize the City’s financial position. As a result, Council directed staff to return with a combined Treasure Hill and Armstrong $48 million general obligation open space bond in November. Council encouraged the public to continue to learn more about the Treasure Hill and Armstrong properties on the City’s website and to share their feedback

Treasure Hill & Armstrong Bond Staff Report
Open Space Presentation to Park City Council
Exhibit A: Bond Timeline
  • Ordinance 2018-45, an Ordinance Approving the Roadhouse Subdivision located at 1900 Park Avenue, Park City, Utah
    1900 Park Avenue Staff Report and Ordinance
    1900 Park Avenue Exhibits
  • Ordinance 2018-46, an Ordinance Amending the Land Management Code of Park City, Utah, Chapter 15-1-18 Appeals and Reconsideration Process and Chapter 15-1-21 Notice Matrix
    LMC Amendments Staff Report and Ordinance
  • Consideration to Ratify the Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law and Order Granting in Part and Denying in Part for the Appeal of the Historic Preservation Board’s Decision Regarding the Relocation and Reorientation of a Significant Structure at 424 Woodside Avenue, and a Motion to Continue to August 16, 2018.
    424 Woodside Avenue Staff Report
  • Public Art Advisory Board:8/13, 5:00 p.m. @ City Hall
  • Library Board:8/15, 12:00 p.m. @ Park City Library
  • City Council:8/16 and 8/30, 6:00 p.m. @ City Hall
  • Planning Commission:8/22, 5:30 p.m. @ City Hall
  • Recreation Advisory Board:9/4, 6:00 p.m. @ PCMARC
  • Historic Preservation Board:9/5, 5:00 p.m. @ City Hall
  • Park City MARC Mobile Recreation Trailer Ribbon Cutting:8/14, 11:00 a.m. @ City Park; Trailer visits from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: 8/16 @ Park City High School Softball Field; 8/21 @ Aspen Villa
  • Yoga & Coffee on the Patio with Mayor Andy and Council: 8/18 10-11:00 a.m. yoga, 11:00 a.m. free Lucky Ones Coffee
  • Friends of the Library Used Book Sale:9/1-2, 9-10:30 a.m.; 9/3,10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m

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This is an unofficial summary of the City Council meeting.To read the official minutes, please visit the meetings page on the city's website. Minutes are posted once they are approved.

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Sustainability For Homes

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Sometimes reducing your environmental impact can be a little overwhelming. There is a lot of new information and sometimes it changes very quickly from new research or developments. Start off small and take it a day at a time and soon you'll be able to incorporate a lot of these ideas into your daily life.  Here are 10 ways to get started reducing your impact at home.

1. Sign up for the SCPW ChallengePark City worked with Summit Community Power Works to bring this online resource to life. Here you will find 70 actions you can do at home to conserve, with all available rebates and incentives, and step-by-step instructions on how to complete each action. It's even more fun when you get your neighbors to participate and form a team to win prizes and recognition!

2. Conserve Energy - Start off by being conscious of the energy you use at home, noticing what lights are on, when the TV is on, etc. Then make a concerted effort to turn off lights and electronics when they are not needed. Conservation is not about doing without, but about using energy wisely.

Snow Melt Systems
Many Park City residents use snow melt products, such as heat tape, to prevent ice dams on their roofs.  These snow melt systems are needed for certain roofs, but they also use a huge amount of electricity and often times we forget to turn them off when it gets warmer.  In fact, some systems use as much electricity as the entire home.  Make sure your snow melt system is turned off during warmer months - some systems have been found to be operating during spring/summer, costing lots of money and inflating the community's carbon footprint. If you find yourself forgetting to turn off your heat tape, you can purchase a timer that will do it for you.
3. Perform a Home Energy Audit - While energy conservation is important, energy efficiency is even more important and for your home to be energy efficient, you should perform a home energy audit. This audit will tell you where you need upgrades to equipment, lights insulation, windows and appliances. Many of these changes are easy and inexpensive and will yield huge energy savings. A home energy audit can be done by yourself, or you can hire an experienced professional to help guide you and offer the most cost effective recommendations. Here is a list of certified Home Energy Raters. In addition, for $25 you can work with one of Dominion Energy's Energy Experts to develop a plan to start saving energy (and money) immediately.   

4. Replace Inefficient Bulbs - Your energy audit will likely reveal that you have some inefficient bulbs in your home. Make sure to replace those with more efficient lighting options like LED bulbs which use a fraction of the energy and last much longer than older lighting technologies. You'll begin saving money immediately with this low cost and easy upgrade.

5. Unplug - Avoid phantom loads that come from gadgets and electronics that draw power even when they're off. Unplug chargers, printers, gadgets, coffee makers, toasters and other similar electronics to avoid wasting unnecessary energy. You can also plug these devices into a power strip and shut off the power strip when not being used.

6. Improve Indoor Air Quality - Sometimes your home's indoor air quality is worse than the air outdoors due to inadequate ventilation and the release of toxins indoors from furniture, chemicals, equipment and more. Learn more about the sources of indoor toxins and how to reduce them to make your home safer.

7. Upgrade Inefficient Appliances - Reduce both water and energy use by upgrading to more efficient appliances. Look for ENERGY STAR labeled appliances that are guaranteed to be more efficient. While the initial cost of the appliance may be slightly more than a regular one, the money you save on energy will more than cover the cost of the upgrade.

8. Clean Greener - Cleaning solutions in your home may actually be toxic and causing you harm. Start cleaning your home with more natural cleaning supplies that are safer for your family, pets and the environment. Look for all natural, biodegradable and non-petroleum based products.

9. Buy Green Power - One of the cheapest and easiest ways to reduce your carbon emissions is to support renewable energy from your electric utility. Our very own Rocky Mountain Power has a program for exactly that called Blue Sky. Sign up today!

10. Install a Programmable Thermostat - Making sure you don't heat or cool your home when you're not there (or when you're asleep and cozy under covers) is one of the easiest ways to save money and reduce your carbon footprint. Programmable thermosats allow you to control temperature settings for when you are at home, away, and asleep.