Following a discussion at their meeting May 12th, the Summit County Council has asked their staff to look at a community cat program that could help monitor and reduce the population of feral felines.   

County Council Member Roger Armstrong said they need more information on how the program works in other areas of the country, and how other local ordinances allow it.

Summit County’s animal control staff didn’t recommend the idea, in a report that listed the “pros” and “cons”.     But Armstrong said it seemed to him that the “cons” were issues that already exist.       

Friday Film Review--"Concrete Cowboy"

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Movie cowboys are back.    But maybe not the way you think.

Libby Wadman has the explanation, with this week’s Friday Film Review.

First time director and co-writer, Ricky Staub, has a winner with his film "Concrete Cowboy", based on the young adult novel "Ghetto Cowboy" by Greg Neri.

Early Childhood Alliance

Utah’s Childcare subsidy program administered through the Department of Workforce Services helps employed parents with childcare costs. Eligibility to receive federally funded subsidies do not apply for U.S. born children of immigrant parents.

KPCW reports on the impacts the policy has on mixed status families in Utah.

Park City Municipal

City Council in Park City approved a temporary budget for fiscal year 2022 at their meeting Thursday night.

 

Thanks to better than expected sales and property tax numbers over the past 12 months of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as a strong forecasted economic recovery, Park City approved a temporary operating budget for fiscal year 2022 that City Manager Matt Dias characterized as the most “complicated and ambitious” to date.

 

PCSD

 

This year the Park City High School tradition of seniors presenting a gift to the school has hit some roadblocks. The administration has nixed the senior class's plan to display the identity flags representing all students in the high school. Instead, they authorized national flags only.

The Park City High School Student Council purchased flags earlier this year which would have hung in the common area in the High School. The flags represent multiple clubs, identities, and national origins, including the Gay-Straight Alliance or GSA.

Park City Chamber/Bureau

The HPCA has named Ginger Wicks as the next HPCA Executive Director.  She will go on to replace current director Alison Kuhlow on July 1st. 

Ginger Wicks is a familiar face to many on Main Street and beyond. She has led the Park City Area Lodging Association as well as the Park City Area Restaurant Association. She will continue to do both as she takes on the third part time job with the Historic Park City Alliance.

On today's Local News Hour:

( 02:40) Governor Spencer Cox announced the removal of the statewide mask mandate in Utah schools as Jessica Lowell reports.

( 04:37) Wasatch County Council votes to become a gun sanctuary city as Carolyn Murray reports.

Summit County

Free COVID-19 vaccine clinics have been set by Summit County for students 12 and older.  

The first vaccine clinic will be offered Monday, May 17th from noon to 8 p.m. Second dose appointments will be made for Monday, June 7th also from noon to 8 p.m.  The pop up vaccine clinic will be held at the  Eccles Theatre on the campus of Park City High School at 1750 Kearns Blvd.

Hideout Utah

With less than seven weeks to go before Hideout’s referendum on its annexation into Summit County, the Hideout Town Council hosted an informational meeting on the proposed expansion.

The Wednesday night meeting included statements for and against the Silver Meadows project, a commercial/ residential center proposed near Richardson Flat.    Mayor Phil Rubin reviewed some preliminary studies on the plan.    And he said more public meetings are scheduled in the coming weeks.

Snyderville Basin Planning Commission

The controversial approval given last year for avalanche fences at the Colony may well be water under the bridge for Snyderville Planning Commissioners.

But the Planning Commission Chair says this may prompt them to look at changes in the Code going forward.   

The avalanche fences weren’t on the agenda Tuesday night for the Planning Commission.    But in Public Comment, they heard again from Basin resident Seth Dromgoole.    He said that since the planners are studying the General Plan, they should look at the zoning for critical lands.       

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