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Park City Council Meeting Summary November 29, 2018

Post Date:12/06/2018 11:05 AM




Transportation Annual Report Card and Park City Forward Master Plan Update

The Transportation Planning Department presented the Transportation Annual Report, an annual progress report highlighting Park City’s transportation initiatives. The report included projected growth rates in the City and surrounding areas and the anticipated effect growth will have on transportation. It was noted that 38% of commuters choose transit alternatives to driving alone. Some of these alternatives include riding the bus, biking, carpooling, or walking.
2018 TTMP Annual Report Card Staff Report
Exhibit A: TTMP Annual Report Card
Exhibit B: Transportation Report on Progress

Exhibit C: Planning Process Park City Forward


Shared Active Transportation Mobility Devices

The Transit Department also presented on Shared Active Transportation Mobility Devices, which is a shared device like ZipCar or scooters (as seen in Salt Lake City). Such devices are most frequently operated by third party companies and are viewed differently depending on the city. Park City currently prohibits businesses from operating shared devices without approval. 

There was discussion regarding regulation of such devices, and Council was asked if City staff should evaluate the regulation and management of these devices here in Park City. Council members specifically wanted to learn more about the health and safety risks of using devices such as scooters, and whether or not they could function safely throughout town. Staff will present available data to Council this spring.
Shared Mobility Devices Staff Report


Mid-Year Council Retreat Resource Discussion

The Budget Operations Department reviewed several mid-year City Council Retreat takeaway items, such as additional focus on community engagement and customer service. In July at the mid-year retreat, Council identified critical and top community priorities to focus on throughout the year. Part of the discussion revolved around adding more resources to support the priorities in the areas of social equity, community and customer engagement.
Mid-Year Retreat Resource Staff Report




Social Equity Discussion with Park City Community Foundation

Budget Manager Jed Briggs and Park City Community Foundation’s Diego Zegarra updated Council on the Social Equity advisory committee. They discussed their plan to establish deliverables, goals, and the strategy the advisory committee started putting together, noting that their listening tours will continue. There was a discussion among Council members regarding their desires for the outcome of these efforts. Zegarra also noted that he hopes to check in quarterly with Council in an effort to keep them informed.
Social Equity Report




Gravel, Water Wise Landscaping, and Xeriscape Code Amendments Update

One of the core missions of the Park City Planning Department, as expressed in the General Plan and Land Management Code, is to minimize the impact of the built environment on the natural environment. Planning staff updated Council regarding how best to define and regulate the use of gravel, water wise landscaping, and xeriscape.
Gravel, Water Wise Landscape, and Xeriscape Staff Report


2018 Leak Detection Results

Park City’s Water Department has been using various technologies in an effort to better detect leaks, and has demonstrated a great deal of success and water conservation.
Leak Detection Results


Winter Event Preview and Communications

Outreach for Sundance Film Festival and FIS World Championships is underway. Should you have questions regarding these events, please reach out to Special Events staff at
Winter Event Outreach and Communication Efforts 2019



Clive Bush provided feedback to Council about Old Town transportation, specifically Hillside Avenue. He stated that in March there was directive to remove the wayfinding sign for the street, but that it had not yet been removed. Furthermore, he asked for assistance in addressing the use of Hillside Avenue by hospitality shuttles and for swifter action in addressing these issues.


Peter Marth shared concerns with significant vehicle use of residential streets to access Main Street and its businesses. He sought discussion to balance the interests of both Park City residents and businesses.


Melissa Allison informed City Council that she resigned from KPCW, which provided her with the opportunity to cover City Council meetings. She thanked Council and staff for their kindness, especially when issues were particularly difficult, and for their efforts on transparency and inclusion.


Rob Slettom, Park City Lodging Association, thanked the City for engaging with the association while they addressed transportation issues. He noted that he thinks some parking spaces may have to be sacrificed to create a more balanced and efficient traffic pattern in and around Old Town.







Lucky Ones Lease Update

Economic Development Manager, Jonathan Weidenhamer, and Taylor Matkins and Katie Holyfield, from Lucky Ones, presented a business update and overview of the coffee shop’s future business plan. Lucky Ones is on track to be profitable by the end of its first year, and they will create a 501(c)(3), which will also open up more opportunities for the business.  The business was started via a CrowdFunding campaign, so the business is debt free. Lucky Ones currently employs eighteen individuals and was awarded, “Small Business of the Year” in Utah. A video created by Madison House Autism Foundation highlights the efforts of Lucky Ones. Watch here.
Lucky Ones Coffee Shop Staff Report
Exhibit A: Lucky Ones Coffee Shop Overview
Exhibit B: Lucky Ones Lease




Council approved the following new business items:



  • City Council: 12/11, 6:00 p.m. at City Hall *Tuesday meeting
  • Planning Commission: 12/12, 5:30 p.m. at City Hall
  • Park City Library Board: 12/19, 12:00 p.m. at Park City Library
  • City Council: 12/20, 6:00 p.m. at City Hall 



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