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Park City Council Meeting Summary July 11, 2019

Post Date:07/16/2019 4:50 PM

SUMMARY of the JULY 11 PARK CITY COUNCIL MEETING

IN THE WORK SESSION

Mountain Towns 2030 Summit Update
City staff provided an update on the Mountain Towns 2030 Summit, a conference scheduled in Park City on October 2-4, 2019. The conference, inspired by the community-wide goal of becoming net-zero by 2030, will bring 300+ individuals, other communities, NGOs, and trade organizations together for lectures, workshops, and activities. The City is contributing $30,000 towards event production, which will include a keynote presentation from world-renowned anthropologist Jane Goodall.
Mountain Towns 2030 Staff Report

 

Arts and Culture District Process Update
City staff presented the latest designs and developments of the Arts and Culture District, noting that Planning Commission reacted positively towards initial plans. The City and partners are following three distinct yet interrelated paths, which need to happen concurrently and will inform each of the other critical paths. These three paths include Design and Development, Programming and Activation, and Operations and Governance.
Arts & Culture Staff Report

 

IN THE REGULAR MEETING

STAFF COMMUNICATIONS AND DISCLOSURES

Annexation Policy Plan Staff Report
City staff provided an update on the Annexation Policy Plan. At the June 27 meeting, Council directed staff to begin the process of amending the City’s Annexation Expansion Area. Staff is working with regional partners regarding City and County joint planning efforts. Staff will continue to update Council through this process, as they work to gather, analyze, and compile required information to complete a draft policy plan by August 2019.
Annexation Policy Plan Staff Report

 

Public Utilities Truck Wraps Report
City staff created image wraps for the utility truck fleet. The wraps have infographics and messaging, in both English and Spanish, about water consumption and quality, and serve as another communication platform.
Truck Wraps Report
Wrap Designs

 

Water Conservation Update
The City continues to make progress towards its water conservation goal of a 25% reduction (per connection equivalent demand) by the year 2025, using the year 2000 as a starting point. 2018 water consumption data is now available, and the City is on track to meet its conservation goal. This plan will require the City to continue making progress in reducing water loss – water that enters the distribution system but is not metered leaving the system.
Water Conservation Staff Report

 

Winter On-Board Transit and HOA Transit Survey Results
City staff shared the preliminary survey results from the Winter On-Board Transit and HOA Transit surveys. Park City Transit and Summit County conduct on-board surveys twice yearly during peak winter and summer seasons. The data collected is used to better understand rider behavior, or why individuals are not using the transit system. Of the 1,000+ riders surveyed, nearly half commute to or from work. Those who use Park City transit regularly do so at least five days per week.
OnBoard Survey Staff Report
Appendix A: OnBoard Survey
Appendix B: HOA Survey

 

Backhoe Staff Report
The Backhoe Report is released each month and highlights current and anticipated construction projects in the Park City area. Projects vary in size from the SR-248 pedestrian tunnel to general pavement management.
Backhoe Staff Report
Backhoe Report July 2019

 

CONSENT AGENDA

  • Council approved a Construction Agreement with Rowser Construction, LLC, to install additional guardrails along Royal Street, Norfolk Avenue, and Deer Valley Drive for $47,000.
    Guardrail Staff Report
    Attachment 1: Maps

 

NEW BUSINESS

Council discussed the following new business items:

  • A resolution regarding the SR-248 preferred alternative. UDOT and the City are working alongside Summit County to develop a joint resolution. There was significant public comment from community members. Staff will return to Council on July 18 to continue to discuss the resolution.

 

Council approved the following new business items:

 

UPCOMING CITY MEETINGS

  • Park City Library Board Meeting: 7/17, 12:00 p.m. at Park City Library
  • Historic Preservation Board Meeting: 7/17, 5:00 p.m. at City Hall
  • City Council: 7/18, 6:00 p.m. at City Hall
  • City Council: 8/1, 6:00 p.m. at City Hall

 

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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.