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The Park Record A-16 Meetings and agendas Sat/Sun/Mon/Tues, May 20-23, 2017 More Dogs on Main By Tom Clyde to publish your public notices and agendas, please email email@example.com A surprise visit from the Russian ambassador SNYDERVILLE BASIN WATER RECLAMATION DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING AGENDA ECWRF 137.33; # SCWRF 87; Total 299.33 Proposed this Meeting: # Above Splitter 0; # ECWRF 0; # SCWRF 0; Total 0 May 22, 2017 ** District Office** 4:00 p.m. I. CALL TO ORDER II. CONSENT AGENDA Approval of Board Meeting Minutes for April 24, 2017 Escrow Fund Reduction Approval Utah Olympic Park – Ski Jump Cabin – Retain 0 percent III. PUBLIC INPUT IV. SERVICE AWARD – Dennis McCormick 30 years / Retirement Gary Tackman 15 years V. APPROVAL OF EXPENDITURES – Bills in the Amount of $2,700,396.19 Including SCWRF Project Pay Request #13 for $1,965,856.16 VI. SUBDIVISION PROJECTS Estimated LEA REs Year to Date: # Above Splitter 75; # VII. DISTRICT MANAGER Action Items – Consider approval of Annual Financial Report (CAFR) Information Item Financial Statement Impact Fee Report VIII. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS Projects Operations Finance Governmental Matters IV. ADJOURN If you are planning to attend this public meeting and, due to a disability, require reasonable accommodation in understanding, participating in or attending the meeting, please notify the District twenty-four or more hours in advance of the meeting, and we will try to provide whatever assistance may be required. Board members may appear telephonically. Snyderville Basin Planning Commission Notice is hereby given that the Snyderville Basin Planning Commission will meet in regular session Tuesday, May 23, 2017 Location: Sheldon Richins Building (Library), 1885 West Ute Boulevard, Park City, UT 84098 AGENDA Agenda items may or may not be discussed in the order listed. 4:30 p.m. Regular Session Public input for items not on the agenda or pending applications. The Preserve at Newpark Final Subdivision Plat and Final Site Plan Public Hearing has been cancelled. Discussion and possible action for the F7 Canyons Residences Condominium Plat; 2055 Frostwood Boulevard; FRSTW-F7-1AM; Sam Ferrin, applicant. – Tiffanie Northrup-Robinson, Senior Planner Public hearing and possible action regarding a major amendment to The Canyons Specially Planned Area Development Agreement Amendment. – Tiffanie NorthrupRobinson, Senior Planner Public hearing regarding a Conditional Use Permit for a 124,432 sq. ft. (gross), 5 building mixed use project located on Lot 10 of the Silver Creek Business Park Subdivision; 6447 N Pace Frontage Rd; SCBP-10-2AM. – Amir Caus, County Planner Approval of minutes: January 10, 2017 and April 11, 2017 DRC Updates Commission Comments Director Items Adjourn A majority of Snyderville Basin Planning Commission members may meet socially after the meeting. If so, the location will be announced by the Chair or Vice-Chair. County business will not be conducted. To view staff reports available after Friday, May 19, 2017 please visit: www.summitcounty.org Sunday in the Park Posted: May 19, 2017 Published: May 20, 2017 - Park Record My heroes have always been journalists dress is 4199 Kilby Road, Park City. The public is welcome. Summit County Board of Adjustment Notice is hereby given that the Summit County Board of Adjustment will NOT meet on Thursday, May 25, 2017 The next Board of Adjustment meeting is scheduled for Thursday, June 22, 2017 Published: May 20, 2017-Park Record A quick look at Utah news Governor Herbert speaks on filling Chaffetz’s seat Associated Press Utah governor: Chaffetz seat could be filled in two to four months SALT LAKE CITY — Gov. Gary Herbert says he will call a special election to fill Rep. Jason Chaffetz’s seat if the Republican congressman announces he’s resigning early, as he’s expected to do. The Republican governor said at a news conference on KUED Thursday that he believes a primary contest and general election could be held relatively quickly, leaving Chaffetz’s seat in Utah’s 3rd Congressional District empty for two to four months. Chaffetz said last month that he would not seek re-election in 2018 and that he was considering leaving office early. Several top Utah officials, including Herbert, say they believe Chaffetz will leave imminently. Utah lawmakers say they want Herbert to call them into a special legislative session to settle details of the election, including a timeline. Herbert says a special session isn’t necessary. Editor’s Note: Chaffetz announced Thursday that we will resign in June. Assault survivor says sexual assault bill could harm victims SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah lawmaker is gearing up to run a bill that could require colleges give amnesty to sexual assault victims for conduct code violations related to alcohol and When I was in college, the Watergate hearings were the hottest show on television. If I had a free hour between classes, it got spent sitting on the crowded floor of the Student Union building, watching the committee investigating the Watergate affair. It was ponderously slow, but fascinating. Sometimes the full hour would be spent discussing the admissibility of a single document, or grilling an insignificant witness over some minute detail. Other times it was pretty exciting. But there was a sense that it was a thorough and legitimate operation, with a real intent to get to the bottom of things. Ah, the good old days. The investigation into this “Russia stuff” is still in the early stages, where cable news has some new angle every 15 minutes. It gets stranger by the hour. Trump’s tweets make it worse. The best barometer for how bad things are is the number of Congressmen who are in hiding. While the Dems are already shouting for impeachment, the Repubs, if you can find one, are mostly mumbling, “no comment.” Paul Ryan continues to take the position that “everything is awesome.” It took months for Watergate to hit the fan. I suspect that things will move a lot faster these days. I’m already warming to the idea of President Pence. Meanwhile, here at home, Park City has adopted an ordinance banning plastic grocery bags in stores of more than 12,000 square feet. We all know that plastic bags from stores of 11,999 square feet are environmentally benign. So the ban affects only Fresh Albertsons, Dan’s Market and the three people a day who shop at RiteAid. Individuals needing special accommodations pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act regarding this meeting may contact Melissa Hardy, Summit County Community Development Department, at (435) 6153157. WSD Board Meeting Weilenmann School of Discovery will hold a meeting of its Board of Directors on Tuesday, May 23 at 5:30pm. Ad- The Russian ambassador dropped by my house the other day. It was a real surprise, since we hardly know each other. He was very personable and brought my favorite doughnuts. He was full of good stories. Who knew that Stalin was such a comedian? We laughed and laughed, and I showed him around the place. Eventually I gave him the passwords to all my online accounts. Well, not the actual passwords. Those are top secret. I just told him which desk drawer was hiding the paper with all of them written down. What could possibly go wrong? This has caused great alarm, knowing that the Russians have access to all my accounts. Now I can’t remember exactly what I told him. But as good fortune would have it, the ambassador apparently recorded our meeting, because Putin has offered to provide me with a transcript of it. Isn’t that thoughtful? There was an item widely reported in the fake news that Trump doesn’t believe in exercise. He is of the opinion that people are like batteries, and are born with only a finite amount of energy installed in them. When it’s used up, it’s used up. So he doesn’t exercise. Since he won’t release any actual health information, we have to rely on our own lying eyes to conclude that he is on the hefty side. He isn’t expending much of his limited reserve of energy. Apparently the same theory applies to thinking as well. If you think too much, you use up all the “think” you were born with. So there’s no point in wasting any of that valuable, limited resource on stuff like history, geography, or science. Not when you’re president. drugs and allow school officials to report serious assaults to police. But a sexual assault survivor and an advocacy group are pushing back against the measure, saying it wouldn’t stop schools from investigating many sexual assault victims. Turner Bitton, of the Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault, says many assaults don’t involve alcohol and drugs. He says the measure also could result in fewer victims reporting assaults to their school because they don’t want officials going to law enforcement. Bill sponsor Republican Rep. Kim Coleman says the measure is meant to make sure institutions are taking the right steps to reduce these crimes. This brief was written by AP writer Hallie Golden. Utah Canyonlands National Park trail floods SALT LAKE CITY — Officials are warning Canyonlands National Park visitors that part of the White Rim trail in eastern Utah is impassable because of flooding from a nearby river. Canyonlands National Park official Mary Wilson said on Wednesday that a combination of rain and snow runoff has caused the Green River to rise. Wilson says this type of water level rise is fairly standard for this time of year. She says she hasn’t heard of anyone being stranded because of the flooding. Park service officials say they don’t know exactly how long the western part of the trail will be impassable. News anchor apologizes following arrest on suspicion of DUI SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah news anchor has issued a tearful apology after being arrested recently for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol. KUTV anchor Shauna Lake Marshall said on the air on Tuesday that she is ashamed she got in her car after drinking alcohol and called it a “serious lapse in judgment.” The Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office released booking information that states that on May 10, a highway patrol official pulled Marshall’s car over after noticing she was driving under the speed limit. The officer reported smelling alcohol inside the car and finding a plastic cup that smelled like alcohol. A message left for Marshall was not returned. Marshall has been an anchor for KUTV for more than two decades. Utah bypassing prison rape prevention guidelines SALT LAKE CITY — A new federal report shows that Utah is one of two states not following federal recommendations for preventing prison rape. The Salt Lake Tribune reports that Gov. Gary Herbert’s spokeswoman Kirsten Rappleye said in an emailed statement that part of the guidelines undermine the efforts the state is already implementing to prevent prison rape. The report from the U.S. Department of Justice shows that Utah and Arkansas are the only states that haven’t adopted the standards or are working toward that goal. The decision is costing Utah hundreds of thousands of dollars each year in federal grant money, including about $146,000 last year. Mara Haight, executive director of the Rape Recovery Center, says the state’s decision is frustrating. It’s a bold move. We Park City folks are going to save the world, one plastic bag at a time, until the Legislature overturns it. It’s the least we can do. It’s a highly symbolic gesture, and symbolic gestures do mean something. Like Trump refusing to shake hands with German leader Angela Merkel. The City spends a ton of money on “sustainability.” Our public buildings are energy efficient. Some of our empty buses are electric (and while most electricity comes from coal, ours will come from wind or solar). There’s a lot of quiet innovation going on in the water department, where pumping water 4,000 vertical feet from Rockport to water lawns at the Montage is a huge consumer of energy. So there’s stuff happening, well beyond plastic bags, that has a real impact. But while we are offsetting carbon and recycling wine bottles that got shipped half way across the world, about half of the houses in town are vacant, heated to a comfortable temperature all year. There are acres of heated driveways accessing the empty houses. With no guests in town, every vacant condo will have a water heater (or two) keeping gallons of water heated to a pleasant 120 degrees for no reason. Our fundamental economy is based on a daily exchange of about 20,000 people who swap places to live here and work in Salt Lake, or vice versa. Banning plastic bags from three stores is a start. But let’s not pretend any of this is sustainable. Tom Clyde practiced law in Park City for many years. He lives on a working ranch in Woodland and has been writing this column since 1986. By Teri Orr Here’s the only thing I can think about this week: I am grateful to live in a country with a free press. I am grateful for brave journalists who pursue the truth for truth’s sake. I am grateful the media has morphed, so even folks who don’t buy and read physical newspapers much anymore have free access to publications with accurate stories. For years I bad-mouthed Facebook and the people who spent any significant amounts of time on it. …Until, like so many things in life, I became one of them. I can pass by the cat videos — almost all of them. Ditto someone else’s vacation/birthday/new couch. I do still stop for babies. But give me a hot political story making the news cycles and I’m a goner. To be alive at this point in history is to bear witness to the very state of our democracy wobbling. The scales of checks and balances tipping dramatically — daily. To witness a president so visibly unraveling as to be yanking on the threads of the drapes in the Oval Office as he falls. And also to see at this very moment the pillars of our democracy strong enough to cast long, appropriate shadows over the chaos. I love my country. And like my children, my country doesn’t always do what I wish it would. Doesn’t always behave in a polite and dignified manner. Doesn’t remember always to look around and see who needs help. Forgets that bullying only makes sense to the bully. But mostly my kids and my country make me proud. So it has been a tough six months. And the kids are OK. I wanted to believe, even though Donald Trump was not my candidate, that once he became my president he would surround himself with top people and grow into the job. I never expected to like him — there were too many roadblocks and personality ticks for that, but honestly I wanted to find my way to respect him for doing the hardest job on the planet. I have a friend back East who works in circles doing research journalists often cite as background in their stories. He posted yesterday there are hundreds of FBI agents at the ready to arrest — in one swoop — those Trump associates who violated the laws of the land. He also shared The Fall — as he sees it happening — will take down Pence and Ryan and leave in place Orrin Hatch as acting president. Ponder that for a moment. My friend and I are betting others that Trump won’t go through impeachment proceedings. He will resign first. It represents a kind of narcissistic power play, really. A kinda of “you can’t fire me — I quit! ” mentality. I admit I am of an age when we really did pull news stories off the AP wire. They came in a teletype form to our office and we read them — had little time to absorb them — and added them to the mix of news that day/week. We trusted the source of the news completely. The proliferation of news sources today come non-stop right to the palm of my hand, because every online news company has become, in essence, their own wire service. Take VOX news for example, a news business that exists primarily online. A smart, young company gathering news and dissecting other people’s stories to try to put context to the sea of steaming stories streaming. Just this week they published a fascinating piece on how the left and the right are consuming news and digesting the very same facts. Vox: “Breitbart ran a piece during this news frenzy quoting conservative commentator Pat Buchanan, who said on Newsmax TV that the media is the ‘opposition party.’ ‘There is a cultural left and a political left and a media, if you will, [that] are a conglomerate,’ he said. ‘They were determined to break and bring down Nixon from the day he was nominated. ...And the same forces, similar forces, are trying to break and bring down Trump.’” Vox continued, “There’s been plenty of ink spilled about how ‘fake news’ is affecting current discourse, but something more disturbing is happening: We’re experiencing different realities of the same event — and that reality is solidified every time these alternate storylines are repeated.” So while we have always known we bring our experiences and prejudices to every story in our lives it appears now, more than any time before, we are ‘siloing’ how we see and hear facts. And real facts are replaced with alternative ones. While taking an early morning scroll this week, I came across — by luck of the feed — a live speech former National Security Advisor Susan Rice was giving to the Center for American Prog- ress. It was refreshing to hear someone so eloquent and distinguished and who had served with distinction speak about the present state of affairs. She received a standing ovation from the room full of dignitaries and virtual one from me. This week’s issue of TIME magazine, which I still subscribe to in print form, has already debuted online. The cover has the multicolored Russian onion domes of bright colors covering the top of the White House with red paint creeping across its pillars. It is reportedly the first time in a decade a cover appears with no cover line. Inside is a thoughtful piece about what Russia has accomplished in tinkering in our election process: “‘…But much damage has already been done. The ultimate impact of [the 2016 Russian operation] is we’re never going to look at another election without wondering, you know, is this happening, can we see it happening?’ says Jigsaw’s Jared Cohen. By raising doubts about the validity of the 2016 vote and the vulnerability of future elections, Russia has achieved its most important objective: undermining the credibility of American democracy. For now, investigators have added the names of specific trolls and botnets to their wall charts in the offices of intelligence and law-enforcement agencies. They say the best way to compete with the Russian model is by having a better message. ‘It requires critical thinkers and people who have a more powerful vision than the cynical Russian view,’ says former NSA deputy Inglis. And what message is powerful enough to take on the firehose of falsehoods that Russia is deploying in targeted, effective ways across a range of new media? One good place to start: telling the truth.” Trying to make sense of our country in a time when little appears to make sense means we need to discern real news from alternative stuff. Which requires vigilance on our part. To consume news from trusted news sources. Every day, even a big fat New York Times Sunday editionstyle Sunday in the Park… Teri Orr is a former editor of The Park Record. She is the director of the Park City Institute, which provides programming for the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Center for the Performing Arts.