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Park City Council Meeting Summary August 15, 2019

Post Date:08/21/2019 2:33 PM

SUMMARY of the AUGUST 15 PARK CITY COUNCIL MEETING

IN THE WORK SESSION

Discussion Regarding Electric Bicycles on Natural Surfaces
City staff received several requests from members of the public for allowing e-mountain bikes on trails, especially for riders of a certain age and with different abilities. Currently, e-mountain bikes (e-mtbs) are prohibited on Park City’s single-track trails, except for those with mobility disabilities. At the meeting, significant public comment and discussion was recorded both for and against the use on trails. As a result, staff recommended a public survey to better gauge community sentiment regarding use of e-mountain bikes   Some of those aspects include: overall community sentiment towards e-mountain bike use on trails, designated trails for e-mountain bike use, a permit system for users with varying abilities or disabilities, age exceptions, and an e-mountain bike trail pilot project. This item is tentatively scheduled to return to Council on August 29 with possible temporary amendments to the Non-Motorized Trail ordinance so as to study some of the proposed changes.
E-Bike Staff Report

 

Old Town Traffic and Circulation Update
City staff shared an update on Old Town traffic and circulation. Staff recommends a comprehensive study and review prior to making any decisions to change traffic patterns in a very sensitive and important community location. Community members provided public input.
Traffic Circulation Staff Report
Exhibit A: Old Town Circulation Discussion Background
Exhibit B: Old Town Tiered Improvement Projects and Progress
Exhibit C: Traffic Study Hillside 224 Microsimulation
Exhibit D: Police Crash and Traffic Stop Location Data
Exhibit E: Engineering Traffic Data Collection
Exhibit F: Special Event Mitigation for Lodging For Hire and TNC Summer 2019 Major Summer Events
Exhibit G: Downtown Circulation Recommendations and Alternative Chart
Exhibit G-A: Old Town Project Recommendation and Alternatives Analysis
Exhibit H: Proposed Changes to Commercial Vehicle Licensing
Exhibit H-A: Proposed Changes to Commercial Vehicle Licensing
Exhibit H-B: Proposed Changes to Commercial Vehicle Licensing
Exhibit H-C: Main Street Restaurant Square Feet Heat Map
Exhibit I-A: Voluntary Efforts from Lodging Properties
Exhibit J: Community Outreach Plan and Flyer
Exhibit J-A: Community Outreach Notes
Exhibit J-B: Public Comment for the Record
Exhibit K: Old Town Parking Implementation Study 2016 - Nelson Nygaard
Exhibit L: Parametrix Down Town Traffic & Circulation Analysis Report - December 2017

 

IN THE REGULAR MEETING

APPOINTMENTS

Historic Preservation Board Appointment
Council appointed Tana Toly to the Historic Preservation Board for a term expiring May 2021.
HPB Appointment Staff Report

 

COMMUNICATIONS AND DISCLOSURES

2019 Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award and Monthly Budget Report for July, 2019
Every other year for the last twenty years, the City submits criteria for the Government Finance Officers Association Distinguished Budget Presentation award. The presentation of the monthly budget report is a requirement and helps inform City Council of the current status. This month’s report includes information regarding the first month of this fiscal year – July.
2019 GFOA Award & Monthly Budget Reporting July 2019 Staff Report
2019 GFOA Award - Announcement
2019 GFOA Award
Revenue Report - July 2019
Expenditure Report - July 2019

 

August 2019 Backhoe Report
City staff provided the August 2019 Backhoe Report, a monthly report produced by the Fire Marshal, Planning, Building, Police, and Emergency Management departments. The Woodside, Phase I Community Housing Development is no longer listed as an active project due to its recent completion. The City expects to acquire its Certificate of Occupancy for Woodside, Phase I in the near future.
Backhoe Staff Report
Backhoe Report, August 2019

 

Tour of Utah Reminders
City staff updated Council on transportation and other event impacts associated with the Tour of Utah. The start and finish of Stage 6 occurs on Main Street in Park City, and while the Stage 5 route does not come through Park City, it will affect SR-224 with intermittent closures. Residents and visitors are encouraged to use alternative means of transportation (bike, Park City Transit, walk, carpool).
Tour of Utah Staff Report

 

2019 Wildfire Season Update
City staff prepared an update regarding the wildfire season thus far. We are currently moving through a relatively dry August, and while significant snow fall during the 2018-2019 winter helped maintain higher moisture content and lower wildfire risk overall, Summit, Wasatch, Salt Lake, and Utah counties have experience a number of small fires. The Great Basin Coordination Center (GBCC) forecasts little to no to low risk for the region for the subsequent seven-day period. This report is informational and no recommendation is proposed at this time. This report will be updated monthly during wildfire season, or more often as required by conditions.
Wildfire Staff Report

 

Annexation Policy Plan Update
On June 27, 2019, Council directed staff to begin the process to amend the Park City Annexation Policy Plan and the Annexation Expansion Area (map showing lands the City may consider annexing in the future). City Council directed staff to modify the Annexation Expansion Area to include the Round Valley area on the northern boundary of the City, (the southeast quadrant of the Quinn’s Junction Intersection (Highway 40 and State Road 248) on the eastern boundary of the City to the Summit County border, and Bonanza Flat within unincorporated Wasatch County along the City’s southern boundary. City staff provided the update as part of the process for amending the Annexation Policy Plan, which will go to Planning Commission on August 28.
Annexation Staff Report

 

CONSENT AGENDA

Council approved the following items on the consent agenda:

 

OLD BUSINESS

Council approved the following old business item:

  • Use of space by PC MuSE at 1685 Bonanza Drive for local and regional musicians and songwriters to facilitate gatherings, which will be free and open to the public.
    MuSE PC Staff Report

 

NEW BUSINESS

Council discussed the following new business items:

  • Park City School District Master Planning Update – the Park City School District provided an update regarding their master planning process. The group discussed student population growth, noting 75% of students in the district live outside City limits, and the prioritization to expand pre-kindergarten services in the future.

     

  • Introduction to Public Utilities Items – City staff reviewed the City’s seven water sources and compliance with stream water and mine tunnel water quality standards. There are several other items pertaining to this on the agenda, and staff felt it necessary to provide a brief overview of the various projects.
    Public Utilities Projects Staff Report

 

Council approved the following new business items:

  • The execution of Amendment No. 4 to the Professional Services Agreement with Alder Construction Company, in the amount of $2,915,000. This is for the construction of the 3Kings Water Treatment Plant off-site utilities, including road work on Three Kings Drive to adjust water lines.
    Alder Construction Services Amendment No. 4 Staff Report

     

  • The execution of Amendment No. 6 to the Professional Services Agreement with Alder Construction Company, in the amount of $6,275,000. This is for the Quinn’s Water Treatment Plant improvements, including additional office space, parking, and an interconnect vault and a pigging vault. This is the last phase of the Quinn’s Water Treatment Plan improvements.
    Alder Upgrades Construction Services Amendment No. 6 Staff Report

     

  • An addendum to the Design Professional Services Agreement with Bowen, Collins and Associates, Inc., in an amount of $205,000. This is for engineering and inspection services related to the 3Kings Water Treatment Plant off-site improvements.
    Offsite Engineering Services-Addendum No. 1 Staff Report

     

  • The award of Amendment 1 to the Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) Agreement with North Ridge Construction Inc., for the Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) of $1,850,000 for the “Bus Barn” Remodel project. The GMP includes a $200,000 allowance for solar panels for net-zero. Staff will return to Council at a later date with the actual cost of the solar panels. The Bus Barn will be the new home for the City’s Streets, Parks, and Building Maintenance departments.
    North Ridge CMAR Amendment 1 Staff Report

    Exhibit A - Bus Barn GMP

 

UPCOMING CITY MEETINGS

  • Historic Preservation Board Meeting: 8/21, 5:00 p.m. at City Hall
  • Planning Commission Meeting: 8/28, 5:30 p.m. at City Hall
  • City Council Meeting: 8/29, 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.