A bi-weekly update from Park City Municipal Corporation
A NOTE FROM MAYOR BEERMAN
The holiday season is a great time to reflect and give thanks. This time of year, I am constantly reminded how fortunate we are to call Park City home. We live in a ‘community of choice’ where most of us are transplants. Residents have moved to Park City for a variety of reasons, but with one unifying factor – we want to live here. And with good reason!
Park City offers near-endless opportunities to recreate in an amazing natural setting, fantastic arts and culture; and a chance to be a part of an intimate and authentic community. Yet it’s easy to take all this for granted. This holiday season I encourage you to step outside of your day-to-day activities, reflect, and express your gratitude with kindness and generosity. We are lucky to be a part of a tight-knit community that continuously gives back: from the simple acts of individuals, to the collective efforts of our local non-profits and businesses.
Thank you, Park City! I am grateful to call this special place my home, and for the opportunity to serve and represent others in this little mountain town we all cherish. We are fortunate to ‘live where we love,’ so don’t forget ‘to love where you live,’ and share your passion and gratitude with your neighbors and friends.
SUMMARY OF NOVEMBER 29 CITY COUNCIL MEETING
Park City Council met during a regularly scheduled meeting on November 29, 2018. Agenda items included approval of a resolution to achieve net-zero carbon by 2022 for the municipal government and by 2030 for the broader community, an update from Lucky Ones Coffee (more below), and a review of the Transportation Annual Report Card. Read the full summary here.
TRY TRANSIT WEEK!
Park City and Summit County are excited to launch Try Transit Week this month. During the week of December 17-22, catch a bus to work, school, or the slopes instead of driving. Keep an eye out for Park City and Summit County Council members who will be handing out gift cards to local business as a thank you for riding transit! We will continue Try Transit Week intermittently throughout the winter season – stay tuned for more opportunities to ditch your car and win prizes. Share your transit experience on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook by using the hashtag, #IRideParkCityTransit.
PARK CITY DESIGNATED "SOLSMART GOLD" FOR ADVANCING SOLAR ENERGY GROWTH
Park City has been awarded the designation of SolSmart Gold. With the most permissive code in Utah when it comes to rooftop solar, we want to preserve our community character AND make it as easy as possible for Parkites to harvest energy directly from the sun. Read more about the SolSmart designation in the full press release here.
CELEBRATING THE SUCCESS OF LUCKY ONES COFFEE
In February 2018, Lucky Ones Coffee entered into a three year lease with Park City Municipal to provide a coffee shop on the ground floor of Park City Library. By all accounts, Lucky Ones is exceeding expectations and has become a leader in the community. Lucky Ones employs 18 staff and serves as a national model for real employment opportunities for people with different abilities. The Madison House Autism Foundation recently created a video highlighting the efforts of Lucky Ones. The video can be viewed here.
WINTER 2019 SPECIAL EVENT NOTICE
The 2019 winter special event season is right around the corner. We encourage you to review the special event notice regarding Sundance Film Festival and the 2019 FIS World Championships at parkcity.org. We invite you to provide input on these events to the City’s Special Events Department at firstname.lastname@example.org, or directly to Council at email@example.com. You may also reach out to Jenny Diersen, Special Events Manager, directly at 435.640.5063.
PARK CITY MUNICIPAL CORPORATION IS HIRING!
Park City Municipal Corporation has a variety of job openings, ranging from part-time/seasonal jobs to full-time positions. Openings include Evening Transit Operator, Water Distribution Manager, and Group Fitness Instructor. Explore the opportunities and apply at parkcity.org or visit this link, which highlights the full list of openings.
UPCOMING CITY MEETINGS:
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
UPCOMING CITY EVENTS:
Trivia at Lucky Ones: 12/7, 3:00 p.m. at Park City Library
Foreign Cinema for Kids: 12/8, 4:00 p.m. at Park City Library
Bingo at Lucky Ones: 12/10, 1:00 p.m. at Park City Library