Legacy Mining Soil Roundtable Discussions

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A community group has been established for roundtable discussions with Park City staff to reflect on the environmental and economic issues created by Park City’s robust mining history.  The City continues to proactively mitigate potential impacts on human health, environmental, and economic factors and is gathering input from the group to help ensure current issues and needs are being addressed. These discussions will inform input and recommendations for the City Council to be presented during a future Work Session.

The roundtable discussions will:

  • Explore relevant public policy, outreach, and education
  • Consider a framework for revised residential soil assistance programs
  • Focus on the soil ordinance and potential updates to reflect best practices in recognition of updated State rules on legacy mine waste
  • Evaluate the past recommendations of the 2013 Soil Blue Ribbon Commission’s recommendations

Roundtable Members

Community Members

  • Francisco Astorga, AICP | Director of Planning and Economic Development, Bountiful City
  • Dean Berrett | Berrett Mortgage, Prospector Square Property Owner’s Association
  • Phil Bondurant, PhD, MPH | Public Health Director, Summit County
  • Tom Gadek, PhD | Chemist, Co-Founder, MCAL Therapeutics
  • Sherie Harding, PhD | Paleontologist-Ichnologist Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Utah
  • Nell Larson, MEM | Executive Director, Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter
  • Adam Strachan, JD | Attorney, Strachan, Strachan & Simon, PC

City Staff

  • Ryan Blair, MPH, LEHS | Environmental Regulatory Manager, Park City Municipal Corporation
  • Michelle Downard | Resident Advocate, Park City Municipal Corporation
  • Margaret Plane, JD | City Attorney, Park City Municipal Corporation


  • Joan Card, JD | Attorney, Culp & Kelly, LLP

Work Group Contact