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Park City Council Meeting Summary August 29, 2019

Post Date:09/03/2019 4:52 PM

SUMMARY of the AUGUST 29 PARK CITY COUNCIL MEETING  

IN THE STUDY SESSION

Social Equity Update
The Park City Community Foundation (PCCF) presented the latest draft of its Social Equity Strategic Plan, highlighting work conducted over the last nine months. PCCF convened the community to perform a social equity diagnosis, identifying existing social equity resources and gaps, and prioritizing the most significant and addressable challenges. The three priority areas include housing, education, and inclusion. Additional areas of focus include income/wages, transportation, and access to healthcare. PCCF will finalize the Strategic Plan with Council, City staff, and community recommendations.
Social Equity Staff Report
Social Equity Strategic Plan - Draft

 

IN THE WORK SESSION

Mental Wellness Update
Representatives from Communities that Care and PCCF presented a mental health update, which is a top community priority. Information was shared regarding risk and protective factors within the community, including harmful social factors, economic vulnerability, and stigma and mental health literacy issues. Protective factors include a short supply of providers, inaccessible care, and fragmented social services. There was additional discussion among Council members, who support for the proactive work being done to support mental wellness. Council suggested the presentation be shared with key community groups who might find the information insightful. The group also discussed the role of the Mental Health Alliance’s Executive Director and the position’s role within the County.
Mental Health Update Presentation

 

IN THE REGULAR MEETING

APPOINTMENTS

Summit County Mosquito Abatement Board Appointment
Council appointed William Connell, Storm Water Supervisor, to the Summit County Mosquito Abatement Board for a four year term beginning October 8, 2019. 
Mosquito Abatement  Board Appointment Staff Report

 

COMMUNICATIONS AND DISCLOSURES

Pathway Wayfinding Update
City staff provided an update on the recently installed Pathway Wayfinding system, which runs along the paved paths throughout greater Park City and is designed to make navigating easier and improve user experience. The first step of the project was installation of various physical aspects of the system, including over 250 color-coded wayfinding dots on paved trails and 21 signs with maps. The second step is educating the public on how to use the system. At this time, 50% of the pavement markings have been installed, with the remainder to be installed by the end of August.
Wayfinding Staff Report

 

Quinn’s Junction Park and Ride Update
City staff provided an update regarding a Quinn’s Junction park-and-ride Fatal Flaws Analysis. Three parcels near Quinn’s Junction were assessed, as part of a range of alternative options developed by UDOT and Park City to address congestion and long-term transportation needs along SR-248. The next step includes moving forward with engineering and preliminary construction plans for the top ranking parcel.
Park and Ride Staff Report
Exhibit A: Quinn's Junction Fatal Flaws Memo

 

PUBLIC INPUT

A community member provided statements regarding the proposed transportation code amendments that are scheduled to appear on the September 26 Council meeting regarding PCMC’s for-hire industry regulations. He requested additional discussion prior to this item being presented to council.

 

NEW BUSINESS

Council discussed the following new business items:

  • Consideration to dispose small portions of City-owned property located near Upper Main Street and Daly Avenue in response to request from local residents. A public hearing was conducted, and public input received. The item was continued.
    Robert Coleman Property Disposition Staff Report

 

Council approved the following new business items:

  • Ordinance 2019-45, adopting an adjusted budget for FY 2020 for Park City Municipal Corporation and its related agencies. This re-adoption is based off direction to provide funding for the Children’s Justice Center. The amended budget also funds a goal to install 100 EV chargers throughout Park City, which are mostly funded through matching grants, and additional transportation projects.
    Adjusted Budget Staff Report

    Exhibit A: Adjusted Budget Adoption Ordinance
    Exhibit B: Budget Summaries

     

  • Ordinance 2019-46, amending Municipal Code Title 10, Non-Motorized Trail Use. There was significant public comment demonstrating both support and concern for allowing e-mountain bikes on trails. Council approved an amendment to the ordinance, which exempts trail users 65 older to operate Class I e-mountain bikes on all trails in Park City. This coincides with the current exception for users with mobility disabilities. Additionally, Council postponed the recommendation of a pilot project in Round Valley, and instead directed staff to create a task force to help determine next steps associated with e-mountain bike use.
    E-Bike Staff Report
    E-Bike Ordinance

     

  • Ordinance 2019-47, approving the Park City Heights Phase 4 Subdivision, located south of Calamity Lane, south of Richardson Flat Road and west of US Highway 40. This phase includes 48 lots, four of which are deed-restricted.
    Park City Heights Phase 4 Subdivision Staff Report and Ordinance
    Park City Heights Phase 4 Exhibits

     

  • A construction agreement with Silver Spur Construction for the 3Kings Water Treatment Plant and SR-248 Transmission Lines Project for $8,244,256. This contract is for a large pipeline that will run along SR-248. It is a large project that will have a lot of impacts and the plan includes extensive outreach.
    3KWTP and SR248 Transmission Line Staff Report

     

  • A construction agreement with Red Pine Construction LLC for the Western Summit County Interconnect Pipeline Project for $551,181.50. This project, located near the Park City Film Studio, will temporarily impact the trail running along SR-248, but will otherwise not have large impacts.
    Western Summit Interconnect Staff Report

 

PARK CITY HOUSING AUTHORITY

Park City Housing Authority Approved the following New Business Item:

 

UPCOMING CITY MEETINGS

  • Planning Commission Meeting: 9/11, 5:30 p.m. at City Hall
  • City Council Meeting: 9/12, 6:00 p.m. at City Hall
  • Coffee with Council: 9/13, 8:30 a.m. at Park City Library (Room 101)
  • Planning Commission Meeting: 9/25, 5:30 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.