Park City Council Meeting Summary March 21, 2019
SUMMARY of the MARCH 21 PARK CITY COUNCIL MEETING
IN THE WORK SESSION
Sliding Scale Scholarship Program for Recreation and Ice Arena
Staff and Council discussed a sliding scale scholarship program for Park City Recreation and Ice Arena programs, based on Summit County’s area median income (AMI), in order to make programming more affordable for those seeking financial assistance. City staff sought direction regarding the qualification methodology for those seeking 20-70% discounts based on AMI.
Sliding Scale Scholarship Program Staff Report
Drinking Water Quality Strategy Update
City staff provided an update on drinking water quality. Given Sandy City’s recent challenges, which resulted in a ‘do not drink’ order, Park City sought to discuss the ways in which a similar situation can be avoided by Park City’s Water Department. Staff discussed the risks, technologies available, water treatment, distribution, monitoring tools, transparency, and other items related to the City’s drinking water.
Drinking Water Staff Report
IN THE REGULAR MEETING
STAFF COMMUNICATIONS AND DISCLOSURES
Summary of Council Strategic Planning Retreat
Staff provided Council with a summary of the Council Strategic Planning Retreat, held in February 2019. This year’s retreat was structured to focus on current Community Critical Priorities. Council gave specific direction regarding public transit and housing.
Council Strategic Planning Retreat Summary
Hillside Avenue Update
Staff updated Council on Hillside Avenue improvements and Old Town circulation and traffic. The recommended improvements will be completed in a three-tier approach, with tier-one improvements delayed as a result of Sundance Film Festival and winter road conditions. Tier-one improvements are nearing completion, and ‘Residential Area’ signs will be installed. After a short discussion, Council requested that this item return at a later date in May for a work session to address the actions taken thus far.
Hillside Avenue Staff Report
Exhibit A: Hillside Tiered Improvements
Exhibit B: Hillside Wayfinding Update
Exhibit C: Draft Scope of Old Town Access and Circulation Study
On March 20, 2019, the Treasure Hill purchase closed and the City is now the proud owner. Mayor Beerman thanked everyone who helped make the purchase a reality. Please stay tuned for details regarding a community celebration in June. The City’s Planning Department will begin the zoning process for open space, and the conservation process will begin as well.
Residents from Hillside Avenue were in attendance to discuss the history of the road, to share their experience with vehicle traffic, and to ask questions regarding next steps. There was a brief discussion with Council members, who highlighted the road improvements that have been made to date and what can be expected to help resolve the traffic issue on the residential street.
Council approved the following item from the consent agenda:
- A mine maintenance agreement with Jordanelle Special Services District (JSSD) for a one-year term with automatic annual renewals thereafter until terminated by either party. On average, Park City receives roughly 38% of its water supply from the Judge and Spiro mining tunnels, and maintaining these water sources is part of the City’s sustainable water resources goal. This is a renewal of a previous agreement with JSSD.
Mine Maintenance Staff Report
Attachment A: Mine Maintenance Agreement - 2019
- Ordinance 2019-12, approving the Park City Heights Phase 3 subdivision plat located at 10 and 30 Sun Ridge Cove was carried to a later date. Phase 3 involves two lots adjacent to the Hidden Oaks subdivision. This item was forwarded by Planning Commission when they discussed it at last month’s meeting. There was public comment and further discussion between City staff and Council.
Park City Heights Subdivision Phase 3 Staff Report and Ordinance
Park City Heights Subdivision Phase 3 Exhibits
Council approved the following new business items:
- Ordinance 2019-13, approving the Parkview Condominiums first amendment to the first amended and restated condominium plat, amending units 25 and 27, located at 2212 and 2208 Jupiter View Drive. This is a minor plat amendment allowing two condos to expand their private deck areas. This item was forwarded by Planning Commission with a positive recommendation.
Parkview Condo Plat Staff Report and Ordinance
Parkview Condo Exhibits
- A memorandum of agreement for the lease of surplus water to Weber Basin through provisions in the Western Summit County Project Master Agreement. The City has a surplus of water, and in an effort to protect the water supply, it was necessary to connect the City’s water system with Weber Basin. This is a binding commitment for the next five years.
Surplus Water Lease Staff Report
Attachment B: Excess Capacity, Surplus Water and Demand Schedule
Attachment C: Weber Basin Memorandum of Agreement
- An agreement for the initial interconnection under the Western Summit County Project Master Agreement. This agreement outlines who owns and operates the interconnections, and the cost per entity involved.
Western Summit County Project Staff Report
Attachment B: Snyderville Basin Initial Interconnection Agreement
2019 Legislative Update
Staff provided an update on the 2019 Legislative Session, which wrapped up on March 14. Here is the status of high-focus bills watched closely by City staff and Council members:
- Tax Equalization and Reduction Act, HB441: Has been tabled until the interim session.
- Container Regulation Act, HB320: the bill was defeated and will fortunately not affect Park City’s current plastic bag ban.
- Community Renewable Energy Act, HB411: The bill was passed by committee, the House, and as of March 14 it passed the Senate 23-6 votes. From here, the bill will go to the Governor’s office.
- Vehicle Idling Revision, HB148: this bill, which amends the provisions for which a vehicle’s operator is fined for idling, passed. A person is to receive one warning (formerly three warnings) before a ticket for violation is issued.
There was additional discussion regarding the electric scooter bill, which was deregulated, making it easier for e-scooter companies to operate in city/towns with little oversight and regulation.
UPCOMING CITY MEETINGS
- Planning Commission: 3/27, 5:30 p.m. at City Hall
- Historic Preservation Meeting: 4/3, 5:00 p.m. at City Hall
- City Council: 4/4, 6:00 p.m. at City Hall
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This is an unofficial summary of the meeting. To read the official minutes; please visit the meetings page on the city's website. Minutes are posted once they are approved.