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Park City Council Meeting Summary September 12, 2019

Post Date:09/19/2019 7:07 PM



Discussion of Affordable Housing Land Management Code Revisions
Staff presented a serious of pros and cons for various types of potential changes to the Master Plan Development code for affordable housing projects.
Affordable Housing Code Revisions Staff Report
Attachment A: Cascadia Presentation


Park City Community Vision 2020 Update
Future IQ gave an update on the Vision 2020 project, which launched in June. The next round of public events is scheduled for the week of October 7-11.
Vision 2020 Staff Report


2019 Special Event Process and Calendar Analysis
Staff presented a summary of 2019 special events and mitigation activity in response to adopted policy and code changes implemented in 2018. Of note, there were 72 events in 2019, compared to 86 events in 2018.
Special Event Review Staff Report
Exhibit A: Special Event 2019 Comparison Analysis
2019-2020 Special Event Calendar




Park City Municipal Website Redesign Project Update
Staff provided a website redesign project update, featuring improvements in site searchability and content structure/organization.
Website Redesign Staff Report


Backhoe Report, September 2019
The report provides a monthly round-up of public and private construction activities in Park City. 
Backhoe Staff Report
Backhoe Report - September, 2019


Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) Municipal and Land Management Code Amendments Update
Staff presented the Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) Municipal Land Management Code (LMC) amendments. The City is working closely with Summit County to update the ordinance, including adding a Firewise program for community members. Staff will present program strategies and proposed amendments to Council during a future work session.
Staff Report and Proposed Amendments
Exhibit B: Examples of Firewise Documents
Exhibit C: Past and Projected WUI Timeline


Old Town Access and Circulation Improvements Update
Staff updated Council on the Old Town Access and Circulation improvements discussed during the August 15 meeting, and presented a detailed plan that incorporated input from taxis, HPCA, residents, and stakeholders. Staff and Council also discussed short and long-term solutions.
Old Town Circulation Staff Report
Exhibit A: Wayfinding Plan
Exhibit B: Non-Invasive Projects-Concept Report-Cost Estimating Update
Exhibit C: Proposed Commercial Vehicle Drop and Load and Staging Zones
Exhibit D: Voluntary Efforts by Lodging Companies
Exhibit E: Parking Enforcement Practices



Residents provided input regarding the Old Town Circulation Plan, and the proposed painted roundabout at the intersection of Main Street and Hillside Avenue. A community member shared feedback about cattle grazing at McPolin Farm.



Council approved the following items on the consent agenda:



Council discussed the following old business item:

  • Staff, the Park City Chamber/Bureau, and U.S. Ski and Snowboard provided a 2019 FIS World Championship debrief presentation, which included highlights from the competition, an operations overview, and a summary of the event’s economic impact. U.S. Ski and Snowboard thanked the community and staff for their efforts in making World Championships a success.
    2019 World Championship Staff Report

    2019 World Championship Presentation Slides

Council approved the following old business item:



Council discussed the following new business items:

  • Treasure Hill Open Space Update – Staff gave an update on scheduled improvement projects to Treasure Hill, which include a five space parking lot, trailhead, and an extension to the 6th Street stairs. These improvements are part of ‘Phase II’ of the Treasure Hill Open Space Plan.
    Treasure Hill Staff Report

Council approved the following new business items:

  • A donation of a bronze statue to the Public Art Collection to be commissioned by the Martinez Family and placed at the Treasure Hill Trailhead. The sculpture will commemorate Rich Martinez. The Martinez family includes 5 generations of miners. Rich Martinez was born in 1935 and lived in Park City for the duration of his life – 82 years – and served on Park City Council for 16 years in the 60s and 70s. The piece will serve as a connection between art, open space and Park City’s history.
    Public Art Donation Staff Report

    Donation Request Letter
    Rich Martinez Drilling Photo
    Martinez Statue Price Quote

     Martinez Family

  • Ordinance 2019-49, amending Land Management Code Chapter 15-11 Historic Preservation, which clarifies language pertaining to historic reconstruction. Approval of the Land Management Code amendments to Section 15-11-12.5 Historic Preservation Board Review for Material Deconstruction was continued to a date uncertain.
    Historic Preservation Code Amendments Staff Report and Ordinance


  • The continuation of an ordinance approving the 245 Woodside Avenue Plat Amendment, allowing the applicant to gather more information about the plat amendment.
    245 Woodside Avenue Plat Continuation Staff Report



Park City Redevelopment Agency approved the following new business Item:



  • Fall Projects Open House: 9/24, 5:00-6:30 p.m. at Park City Library (Community Room)
  • Planning Commission Meeting: 9/25, 5:30 p.m. at City Hall
  • City Council Meeting: 9/26, 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.