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C-1 B-1 THE EGYPTIAN DRAFTS A NEIL SIMON CLASSIC EDUCATION, A-5 JOIN THE LOCAL CONVERSATION The Park Record is always looking for letters. Send your opinions to email@example.com THE FOOTBALL SEASON STARTS IN A FLASH COLUMNS, A-10 Park Record. ACADEMY HAS NEW BUILDING FOR NEW SCHOOL YEAR JAY MEEHAN WANTS UNSOCIAL SORTS IN THE FRAY The PA R K C I T Y, U TA H Officials plan to craft agreement addressing county involvement ANGELIQUE MCNAUGHTON The Park Record Operation of Park City’s transit system has stayed relatively the same for nearly 20 years, with officials admitting that decisions about routes and bus purchases have largely been made away from the public eye. But, all of that is expected to change. The transit system has significantly grown within the last two years as a result of demands for more service and the two sales tax increases that voters approved in 2016 to fund transportation-related projects. The changes have prompted Park City to restructure the transportation department. Three positions within the transportation department have been reassigned to oversee different aspects of the transit system. Blake Fonnesbeck, Park City’s transit and public works director, said the positions were shifted to manage the growing staff and services more efficiently. The manager positions will be in charge of transit quality, business management and systems, which includes personnel. “We have grown and with that growth, the old system of managing would not handle it,” he said. “We are doing this to create an empowered work force that can really help with being engaged and being able to move the whole system forward.” The county has historically had a hands-off approach to how Park City’s transit system operates, even though funding has been provided for transit to run in the unincorporated areas of the county. The monitoring and design of the routes was largely left to Park City staffers. “There is that dynamic where in the past we were so busy trying to just get the routes taken care of that some of these other pieces of communication and more transparency was not able to happen,” Fonnesbeck said. “With this new structure, we will have the ability to provide better transparency and better communication and will be stronger partners because of it. We will have more openness with the public so they can be more involved and help with route decisions.” Summit County Council members have stated a desire to be more involved in transit decisions recently. The desire to have a more active role stems from the difficulties some of the County Council members have personally experienced while trying to use the bus system, as well as comments from the public. County Manager Tom Fisher said the county did not historically have the expertise to take a more active role. But, he said the hiring of Caroline Rodriguez as the county’s W W W. PA R K R E C O R D . C O M Wed/Thurs/Fri, August 15-17, 2018 Serving Summit County since 1880 The transit system put in new gear | 50¢ Rider climbs toward sport’s elite Sepp Kuss, just 23, wins the Tour of Utah, triumphantly crossing Park City finish line BEN RAMSEY The Park Record Sepp Kuss was late to his own party, but he’d earned it. On Sunday, the Tour of Utah’s top racers sat at a rectangular table for a press conference at the Treasure Mountain Inn after the race’s conclusion. The only empty chair left at the table was for Kuss, who won the race in a dominating overall performance. At 23, the win was a milestone for the Colorado competitor. It raised his name from among a long list of hopefuls to a dominant presence at one of America’s most important road races. While other racers and members of the press waited for Kuss to arrive, one competitor remarked it was the first time they had beaten Kuss anywhere all week. The comment wasn’t quite factual, but it was close. Kuss had led the race since Stage 2 in Payson, and commanded the climbs throughout the race. Please see Rider, A-2 TANZI PROPST/PARK RECORD Sepp Kuss takes in the moment after crossing the Tour of Utah’s Stage 6 finish line on Park City’s Main Street on Sunday to win the weeklong race. Kuss bested nearly 100 other riders on the tour’s final leg, which featured a 78.3-mile ride through Summit and Wasatch counties, to cap off a dominant performance. There is one way to confuse Treasure deal drivers navigating city street moves toward Police officers stop vehicles voters in city in the heavily restricted work zone on Prospector Avenue Elected officials expected to put the open space question on the November ballot JAY HAMBURGER The Park Record A temporarily one-way street continues to puzzle drivers in Park City. Major roadwork continues on Prospector Avenue that involves crews turning the street into a one-way route in the westbound direction. Numerous signs are posted designating the road as a oneway street, but wrong-way driver cases are mounting, according to the Park City Police Department. The cases logged by the Police Department have not appeared serious, and it seems the drivers who have been pulled over by the police were confused with the one-way designation rather than intentionally committing a violation. Jay Randall, a sergeant, said officers assigned to traffic patrols have made Prospector Avenue an area of focus. The Police Department generally warns drivers who are stopped for violating the one-way rule. At least one of the drivers pulled over last week was issued a ticket, though. Public police logs indicated the ticketed driver was pulled over at or just off the intersection of Bonanza Drive and Prospector Avenue at 2:19 p.m. on Aug. 9. JAY HAMBURGER The Park Record JAY HAMBURGER/PARK RECORD The sergeant said perhaps 10 percent of the drivers stopped for violations of the one-way restriction receive a ticket. The rest are warned. Randall said many of the drivers stopped are from outside of Park City and were not aware of the restriction. Police officers stopped at least seven other drivers last week after observing violations of Park City leaders on Thursday are expected to formally put the proposed acquisition of Treasure in a conservation deal on the Election Day ballot, an important procedural step that effectively launches the campaign season for what will be, by a wide margin, City Hall’s largest-ever open space ballot measure. The Park City Council is scheduled to vote on a required resolution that puts the Treasure question on the ballot. Mayor Andy Beerman and the City Councilors have spent months wrangling the finances as they attempted to reduce the dollar figure that will be attached to the ballot measure. The ballot measure will be set at $48 million after the elected officials made a series of fiscal moves Please see Roadwork, A-2 Please see Measure, A-2 Roadwork crews temporarily turned Prospector Avenue into a one-way road in the westbound direction. The restriction continues to confuse drivers, leading to a series of traffic stops. The Park City Police Department says most of the drivers receive warnings while a few are ticketed. Recycling is a lick Hope, and help, seen in training sessions Program will address the difficult topics of mental health, suicide ANGELIQUE MCNAUGHTON The Park Record Please see Transit, A-2 3 sections • 32 pages Classifieds .............................. C-8 Columns ............................... A-10 Crossword .............................. C-4 Editorial................................ A-11 Education ............................... A-5 Events Calendar ..................... C-6 Legals ................................... C-11 Letters to the Editor ............. A-11 Restaurant Guide.................... B-6 Scene ...................................... C-1 Scoreboard ............................. B-5 Sports ..................................... B-1 Weather .................................. B-2 Vol. 138 | No. 55 TANZI PROPST/PARK RECORD Rachel Buchanan cuddles with Boone, a 9-week-old Great Pyrenees, during Recycle Utah’s 100 Mile Meal cocktail hour Saturday evening. The third annual event, hosted at a private ranch near Oakley, is a fundraiser for the nonprofit and featured drinks and dishes prepared with ingredients sourced within 100 miles of Recycle Utah. One of the myths that the Summit County Health Department wants to dispel about suicide is the notion that discussing it will put the idea of committing it in someone’s head, according to Alyssa Mitchell, a health educator with the Health Department. “They are either thinking about it or not,” she said. “Some people think that, ‘Oh my gosh, if we talk about it they may consider doing it.’ But, for people who are thinking about it, it is VISITOR GUIDE Concert promises to be a real good time at Deer Valley actually a sense of relief that someone recognized they are struggling.” Debunking myths about suicide, as well as encouraging individuals to talk openly about the mental health struggles they are experiencing, will be among the topics discussed at the Health Department’s upcoming suicide prevention training session. The three-step method that will be taught is based on the philosophy of: question, persuade and refer (QPR). Certified staffers from the Health Department, as well as volunteers from Valley Behavioral Health, the Summit County Sheriff’s Office, Peace House and the county’s three school districts, will be leading the QPR training sessions scheduled over the next several months. The first session is set for Tuesday at 6 Please see Hope, A-2 The Deer Valley Concert Series will present Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real with M. Ward and Elsie Davis at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18, at Deer Valley. Tickets are $37 and $68. They can be purchased by visiting www.deervalley.com.