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Volume One ojiskest 3322. So. 3rd. East Salt Lake CUy, t. Wednesday February 4, 1976 . , mm Sii J. , 1- jr Luinfn Muni iii"iii"""i iniuiifr"i tUVf "m ftm At t 2tmmbttmmjmtit 'i .. ., .... ... Paying! Sysioass Licoinis F1 sS Tlhis Irtofl ; City officials are prepared lo take action against businesses which have failed to pay their 1976 business license fee. r According to City Recorder Brucer ; Decker, some 35 businesses have not yet paid the fee which was due Jan. 15 and are subject to immediate closure. Decker said he would begin making the rounds of delinquent proprietors Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 3, and those unable to justify iheir tardiness would be shut down, z The total amount of business license fees owed the city totals $5,746. A ten percent penalty is tacked on to fees not paid by Jan. 15 and applying this penalty to the amount due brings the total to . $6,320. . ; The fee structure is based on a flat $50 fee plus $15 for each employee, in addition, restaurants must pay $100 if they have a beer license, $50 if they have a setup license and $250 if they are a private Club.;'." .' Decker noted that despite the large sum still owed the city, response to business license billing is an improvement im-provement over past years. The city recorder believes there are three major reasons for , prompter payment this year. Last year, the city set a due date of April 1 for business license . fees. The result, Decker, said, was given a choice between paying or closing with the ski season almost expired, many proprietors would choose the latter. Failure to meet the current deadline could mean the loss of half a season's revenues. Decker also cited a marked increase in business for local merchants this winter. With more money in the tills, business persons find it a little less painful to pay their fee on schedule. ' A third motivating force, he conjectured, is that "people are better satisfied with city services this year." ! The recorder noted that some merchants who open for business just prior to the ski ' season and must pay a six .month fee effective only to ' the end of the calendar year become disgruntled when they are required to pay the annual fee two months later. He said it has often been suggested that the fee be paid yearly from the time of opening. Decker acknowledged the equity of this proposal but ' asserted the cost of implementing im-plementing and administering ad-ministering such a system would be prohibitive. Although dismayed by the number of outstanding license fees, Decker expressed ex-pressed his appreciation of those who have paid their license fee on time or ahead of schedule. The late payers, he said, increase the tax burden for everyone. . The time and labor required to extract the tardy payments more than exceeds in cost the 10 percent penalty. "I've got more important (Continued on Pag 3) Judge To Be Appointed .Mayor Leon Uriarte has announced he will appoint Brent A, Gold as Park City's Justice of the Peace. Gold will fill the vacancy created by Uriarte's decision not to reappoint William Lence. ; Gold, who maintains residences in both Park City and Salt Lake City, is a practicing lawyer and it is believed this weighed heavily in his favor. He received his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Utah. During the past year, Gold has been involved in the planning and development of several large real estate ventures in the state. He worked.with the Larkin-Pace Development Co. in the St, George area and is a prin ciple in a private partnership in Park City. The to-be-appointed -judge stated in his resume that his . recent work experience ex-perience has involved "the legal ramifications inherent in the planning and development of real estate in rapidly growing areas of the state.". ' y US Portage Paid Park City, UUh 84060 Number Twenty Coldtr Umptraturtt with chance of snow showers Thursday, Thur-sday, Friday and Saturday. Highs ntar 30, lows noar 10. Park City Snowbird Alta Brighton Park Wast Sundance BASE SKKNQ 58" Good-Exc. 69" Qood-Exc. 84" Good-Exc. 63" Good-Exc. 53" Good-Exc. 38" Good-Exc. H6Y Polic... S4S-SSS1 'Marshall...'..' .S49-83S1 Firo .................. ,.... I4M211 Ambulanca .64S-9211 QuMtlen concerning witfer Mr, tttftog. to.,alMetf:7 """" -.-"r City Hall S4J-S321 CHy Racordar .... . . . . .. . S49-S321 "GityManagar and Building Inspactor . ..... 649-S474 CHy Justlca of Paaca. , ........ 64321 (Abova arftopan Monday thru Friday 5 from 8 a.m. till 4 p.m.) Attar normal off Ico hours Mayor Laon Urlarta 354 Main Stroat . . . . V. . 649-S3S8 Councilwoman Elaanor Bannott : - 911 Empire Aw .649-C323 Councilman Steve Daring 16 HomastakaCondos. ..... .648-8783 Councilman Jack Graan 421 Park Ava. . ...... . . . . . 648-8S85 Councilman Richard Martinez 187 Daly Ava 648-8333 Councilman Jan WHking 328 Marsac Ava. ........ .'. . 648-8388 mm w COVES ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH IT'S A GAS. Photo: Greg Schirf mm CITY GOVERNMENT SKI NEWS SCHOOL NEWS LOCAL SPORTS EDITORIAL COMMENT REAL ESTATE CLASSIFIEDS PUBLIC NOTICES TELEVISION LISTINGS HOW ABOUT IT? IT'S STILL OUT THERE BODIES AND BOARDS SKI TIPS STAR GAPER PUZZLE SMALL PERSON'S CORNER PARK CITY FLICKS ... i 1.