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The Park City School Board was unanimous in passing the $5.6 million tax increase. The Truth in Taxation Hearing was held Tuesday evening and four of the five public comments given during the hearing, expressed concern with the budget increases proposed for 2019. Carolyn Murray has this:

On today’s program, the former CEO of the National Ability Center Gail Barille and Interim CEO Kevin Stickleman talk about the change in leadership. Olympian and Founder of Picabo Street Academy, Picabo Street, discusses the program her academy offers for students needing a nontraditional education schedule. Summit County Health Dept.

Deer Valley Resort

After nearly 38 years with Deer Valley, Bob Wheaton announced this morning in a press release he will be transitioning away from his role as President and COO of Deer Valley. Wheaton will take on a new role with Alterra Mountain Company as Senior Strategic Advisor.

In a prepared statment Wheaton said “I am grateful to our parent company for the opportunity to stay engaged and involved in the ski industry as I move into a new phase. As many of you know, I love working at my ranch with my wife Marion and very much look forward to having more time to spend with family and friends."

Park City School District

It’s just around the corner, Wednesday August 23rd is the start of school in the Park City District. That first day of school will be a first for many students at new schools but will also be a first school day for Park City High School’s new principal Roger Arbabi. 

Principal Roger Arbabi moved to Park City with his family in July. His contract began on August 1st and he says he’s been impressed by what he’s seen so far from Park City High School.

South Summit School District

The South Summit School District has seen a 15 percent increase in student enrollment in the last decade. While the board of education approved a 2.7 percent tax increase at its meeting Tuesday, that was to pay for increased teacher salaries in order to remain competitive to hire and retain teachers. District officials expect more tax increases in the future to build new facilities for the growing population. Melissa Allison has more:

The Park City Council approved a $25,000 grant to the SCPW during their budget discussions for the 2019 fiscal year. Part of that money has gone toward creating the SCPW Challenge Website to help residents lower their energy consumption. Melissa Allison has more:

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The Park City Planning Commission is slated to talk about proposed changes to their code for recreational vehicles, gravel and parking. Before they do, city staff wanted to know what  public what they thought and held an open house recently to get that feedback. Melissa Allison has more:

The Mobile Recreation Trailer Gets Funded After All

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The Park City Recreation Department

The Park City Council decided to fund only the top three winners of their Innovation Challenge in March during their annual retreat. The recreation department’s idea fell just short of winning but after the fiscal year was over – the recreation manager found out they had just enough money left over to fund the Mobile Recreation Trailer and city council gave them the green light. Two months later and the trailer is already delivering smiles to the young and older Parkites. Melissa Allison has more:

Heber City / Heber City Main Street Nostalgia

Heber City and the Utah Department of Transportation continue work on the Main Street and By-Pass studies. A public input session was held last week with another one planned for the Fall. December is the deadline to complete the studies. Then it goes on to the 2019 State Legislature where Heber officials hope to get approval for next steps. Carolyn Murray has the details. 

 

Heber Mayor Kelleen Potter says Heber City and Wasatch County have worked for about 10 years acquiring the land to build the by-pass around Heber’s Main Street. 

  Park City-based Dr. Robert Miller has been a board certified orthodontist for over 30 years and also spent 25 years as a ski patroller. He’s seen his share of dental injuries and concussions and he’s a believer in the benefit to athletes of custom mouth guards to reduce the incidence of both. He joins us now to cite the research and tell participants, coaches and parents why they should, as well as how to, equip athletes in contact sports with the most effective means of mouth guard protection.

 

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