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Park City Mayor and Council Members’ Statement on Potential Soils Repository

Post Date:05/10/2021

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Park City Mayor and Council Members’ Statement on Potential Soils Repository

PARK CITY, UTAH (May 10, 2021) - Park City has a rich mining history, but unless you are a longtime local or historian, chances are you haven’t heard much about its environmental legacy and ongoing mitigation efforts. These efforts are a reality of living in or around Park City, where cleanup is focused on mine-impacted soils and water.

Acknowledging recent concerns regarding a potential soils repository along SR-248, we want to assure residents that the City intends to provide ample opportunity for additional public engagement and information. On Thursday (5/13), City Council will discuss next steps, which could include additional public hearings, online Q&As, a forum to review technical plans/analysis, and ways to gather additional citizen input before a decision is made. Today, we launched a comprehensive project website that we hope you will review.

For the past year and a half, Park City has worked with the Utah Department of Environmental Quality (UDEQ), environmental engineers, and other specialists to analyze the siting of a soils repository near Quinn’s Junction. The UDEQ’s permitting process was created to safeguard and improve our air, land, and water, through balanced regulation and collaboration.  

Ultimately, we have too much history not to consider all environmentally responsible alternatives. These complex and difficult matters require public input and feedback, so please continue to engage with us by visiting engageparkcity.org or by contacting jweidenhamer@parkcity.org.

Andy Beerman, Park City Mayor

Max Doilney, Park City Council Member

Becca Gerber, Park City Council Member

Tim Henney, Park City Council Member

Steve Joyce, Park City Council Member

 

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FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:

Linda Jager

Community Engagement Manager

Park City Municipal Corporation

435.615.5189 | linda.jager@parkcity.org

 

About Park City Municipal Corporation

Park City Municipal Corporation is the government seat for Park City, Utah. A former silver mining town, Park City is now home to two world-class ski resorts and was the mountain host for the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympic Winter Games. For more information, please visit www.parkcity.org.

 


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