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Wed/Thurs/Fri, May 24-26, 2017 The Park Record A-14 Meetings and agendas Core Samples By Jay Meehan to publish your public notices and agendas, please email email@example.com Adventures with Chip SUMMIT COUNTY COUNCIL AMENDED AGENDA SUMMIT COUNTY COUNCIL Wednesday, May 24, 2017 NOTICE is hereby given that the Summit County Council will meet in session Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at the Summit County Courthouse, 60 North Main Street, Coalville, UT 84017 (All times listed are general in nature, and are subject to change by the Council Chair) 11:30 AM - Council to attend luncheon in honor of Public Works Appreciation Week at the at Public Works Facility, 1755 S. Hoytsville Road, Coalville 12:40 PM – Travel to Coalville 1:00 PM Closed Session – Litigation (20 min); Property acquisition (30 min) 1:50 PM – Move to Council Chambers 2:00 PM - Pledge of Allegiance 2:05 PM Work Session Presentation of Park City Chamber/Convention & Visitors Bureau 2016/17 Winter results and 2017 Summer and Fall marketing plans; Bill Malone and Jim Powell (20 min) 2:35 PM - Review of the Summit County Strategic Plan; Anita Lewis (60 min) 3:35 PM - Annual update by PandoLabs; Ted McAleer (30 min) 3:55 PM - Presentation regarding demographic and economic analysis; Daniel Stephens, Summit County Intern (25 min) 4:20 PM Consideration of Approval Discussion and possible adoption of Resolution 2017-07, a Resolution of the County Council of Summit County, Utah (the “Issuer”), Establishing the Terms and Conditions of the Issuance of the Issuer’s Special Assessment Bonds (Silver Creek Sewer Voluntary Assessment Area), Series 2017 in the Total Principal Amount of Not to Ex- ceed $850,000 (the “Series 2017 Bonds”), for the Purpose of (a) Financing the Costs of the Construction and Installation of Sanitary Sewer and Related Improvements in the Summit County, Utah Silver Creek Sewer Voluntary Assessment Area and (b) Paying Costs of Issuance of said Series 2017 Bonds; Authorizing the Execution by the Issuer of a Master Resolution and Other Documents Required in Connection Therewith; Authorizing the Taking of all Other Actions Necessary to the Consummation of the Transactions Contemplated by this Resolution; Providing a Severability Clause; Providing an Effective Date; and Related Matters; Rich Bullough, Dave Thomas, Randy Larsen Discussion and possible adoption of Resolution 2017-08, a Resolution Adopting the Summit County Strategic Plan; Anita Lewis Appoint members to the Snyderville Basin Planning Commission Council Comments Assistant County Manager Comments Council Minutes dated May 1, 2017, and May 10, 2017 5:00 PM - Discussion and possible action regarding appeal of the Community Development Director’s Decision for the Brooks Residence Low Impact Permit located at 7 Knob Hill Road, Park City, UT; Appellant: Bruce Baird representing Stephen and Bridgit Dowling, and Bricia RodriguezWeir 6:00 PM Public Input One or more members of the County Council may attend by electronic means, including telephonically or by Skype. Such members may fully participate in the proceedings as if physically present. The anchor location for purposes of the electronic meeting is the Council Chambers and Conference room, Summit County Courthouse, 60 N. Main, Coalville, Utah Individuals with questions, comments, or needing special accommodations pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act regarding this meeting may contact Annette Singleton at (435) 336-3025, (435) 615-3025 or (435) 783-4351 ext. 3025 Posted: May 19, 2017; Amended May 19, 2017 A quick look at Utah news A sailor comes home, school website hijacked Associated Press Mormon Church merges Russia missions SALT LAKE CITY — The Mormon Church is merging two of its missions in Russia, sending those members home early or reassigning them to finish their service in the U.S. The Utah-based Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Saturday that it would combine the southeast Vladivostok Mission and the southern Novosibirsk Mission, effective July 1. Having six missions instead of seven in the country comes a year after Russian President Vladimir Putin hailed a law restricting religious practices as an anti-terrorism measure. Church officials in response kept their plans to send missionaries but said they would be known as “volunteers” and would refrain from proselytizing publicly to comply with the law. The affected missionaries who were set to return in July will now head back this month. The others will be reassigned. Zion National Park’s highway reopens despite falling debris ZION NATIONAL PARK, Utah — The main road through Zion National Park in Utah has reopened, despite a stream of sand and debris that continues to fall down. The National Park Service said Saturday that its reopening the Zion-Mount Carmel Highway after closing it the day before over safety concerns. Jersey barriers have been installed to contain any falling debris, but officials said it’s unlikely for it to even hit the roadway. The debris has been falling continuously near the west tunnel entrance of the highway. Park officials and specialists known as hazard geologists from the Utah Geological Survey have assessed and evaluated the area. The Zion-Mount Carmel Highway connects State Route 9 between Springdale and Mt. Carmel Junction. Utah Navy sailor’s remains to come home after 75 years MONROE, Utah — A Utah solider killed in the Pearl Harbor bombing will finally get a proper funeral. Reports say the U.S. Navy identified the remains of Navy Musician 1st Class Elliott Dean Larsen when they matched his DNA with his sister and niece. He had been reported missing in action for 75 years. He died at age 25. Larsen’s niece Lisa King says the Navy had requested DNA samples from her and her mother in 2011. She says the process has brought her closer to the uncle she never got the chance to meet. Larsen’s remains are expected to arrive at the Salt Lake City airport on Thursday. His family is hosting a graveside service for him in his native Monroe on Friday. Utah school website was taken over by lingerie, hotel booking TOOELE, Utah — A Utah high school has a new website after its former site was held for ransom. The Salt Lake Tribune reported Thursday that the new owners of Tooele High School’s website asked the district for $9,800 to buy back the domain. The school’s former website began redirecting visitors to a photo gallery of women in lingerie and a hotel booking site after the web address expired. District spokeswoman Marie Denson says the domain was purchased legally. The district decided to make a new domain instead of paying the money. Denson says it has started an information campaign so parents can steer clear of the former site. Utah GOP ousts party chair LINDSAY WHITEHURST Associated Press SANDY, Utah — Utah Republicans ousted their two-term state party chair and rejected a proposal to endorse medical marijuana at the party’s annual convention Saturday. The group of about 2,200 core GOP members elevated a county party leader who promised to tackle the party’s financial issues following a divisive legal battle. Rob Anderson has been critical of Republican leaders’ handling of a contentious law changing how political parties nominate candidates. Anderson, who served as Davis County party chair, will replace James Evans. He lost his bid for an unusual third term in the first round of voting after waging a legal battle over the 2014 nominating law. Under his leadership, the party sued the state, arguing the law unconstitutionally dictated to the GOP, a private organization, how they should pick their candidates. A federal judge ruled against the GOP but the party is appealing to a federal appeals court in Denver. Anderson wants to drop the fight and move on. The convention delegates also soundly rejected a proposal to endorse medical marijuana, with 70 percent voting against the idea following a spirited debate. Supporters argued the drug can have life-changing effects for patients. Opponents said it hasn’t been fully vetted and expressed concern that allowing medical use could lead to full legalization. The cause has been embraced by the party’s liberal wing, but conservative leaders have balked. Utah’s Republican governor and GOP-dominated Legislature have rejected plans to pass a medical marijuana law for three years in a row. The party’s annual convention gives Utah’s governor, congressional delegation and other top officials a chance to speak to party activists and longtime loyalists in speeches in front of a packed exhibition hall and in more intimate encounters as Republicans mingle with elected officials at their official campaign booths. U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz became emotional as he gave his final convention address as a congressman. The chair of the House Oversight Committee highlighted his investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server, among other things. Chaffetz announced Thursday that he’ll resign on June 30 to spend more time with his family. The names of Republicans jockeying to replace him were plastered around the expo center in Sandy as candidates hoped to stand out from the crowd of at least half a dozen potential GOP candidates in a special election later this year. The convention opened with pushback on Bears Ears National Monument in southern Utah from the state’s two U.S. senators. In a video speech, Vice President Mike Pence called Hatch a key factor in bringing about an executive order reviewing national monuments. Fellow Senator Mike Lee, though, drew a more robust round of applause. Even among the highly idiosyncratic Sun Classic production geeks assembling at the Homestead Resort in Midway that long ago morning-in-question, Thomas Francis “Chip” Radaelli stood out. That much I remember. The name of the film being shot, however, is, at least for the moment, lost to time. I really hadn’t the slightest premonition that we would ever become partners in mischief, as it were, and I’m sure, neither did he. But anyway, when I first laid eyes on him, Chip and a few others were holding court up on a railed-in section of rooftop conducting a competition to see who could spit chewing tobacco residue the furthest into the parking lot. They went as far as having a judge on the ground to mark their individual efforts. Suffice to say, due to the high-decibel, trash-talk-filled audio profile of their spontaneous and testosterone-rich event, they attracted a crowd. You could tell right away that this wasn’t Chip’s first rodeo. He asked if anyone knew the elevation and I bit, responding that if he went with 5600 feet he wouldn’t be far off. Those of us in the Peanut Gallery were left to believe that he would utilize this recently acquired data to fine-tune the trajectory of his own entries. The creative level of this bunch was such that, as quickly as they had gotten their heads around tobacco juice slinging as a diversion, some other lunchbreak amusement would take its place. It wasn’t long before they had all wandered off back to work, leaving me to my gig guarding a truck filled with lighting paraphernalia and such. What I actually did was read novels and every-so-often glance around. Pretty much everyone else, no matter how they spent their lunch hours, saw themselves as part of the film industry, taking pride in and working diligently at their craft. Chip, who had an MFA from the University of New Mexico and ran the Art Department, fell into this latter category. I’m pretty sure Chip was, figuratively, on his second wife at this time but I could be wrong. Whatever her place in his spousal chronology, however, one thing is for sure: This one was happiest when I was elsewhere. Go figure!? I’m pretty sure Chip was, figuratively, on his second wife at this time but I could be wrong.” Chip was a fountain of information as it pertained to Southwestern culture — indigenous and otherwise — and he imparted it willingly and, if tequila was involved, repeatedly. From him, I owe my education concerning Shiprock (the volcanic throat, not the town), Georgia O’Keefe’s time at Abiquiu and Ghost Ranch, and Mable Dodge Luhan’s Greenwich Village-like salon scene up in Taos. There were also two classic and historical watering holes to which he introduced me, more than likely to the respective barkeep’s chagrin. One was the famous “Territorial House” in his hometown of Corrales and the other the “El Farol Cantina” on Canyon Road in Santa Fe. Not to mention the Turquoise Highway up the backside of the Sandia Mountains between Albuquerque and Santa Fe with its quaint art village of Madrid. I also had a void with the southwestern tradition of “luminarios,” lit candles glowing from inside small paper bags, prior to my education at Radaelli University. I must admit to a rewarding experience while enrolled at said institution, however, even if my liver may not concur. His habit of involving Heber cronies in his film work had an equally memorable side. Once, when needing “extras” of the fowl persuasion to populate a scene, he selected a few from Bullet’s brood and gave them billing as “Bullet’s Pullets.” And when requiring an adolescent’s portrait on a large billboard that an airborne pickup was scripted to fly through, my son Smokey got the honors. Smokey and Chip truly became brothers-in-arms, especially if a scenario presented itself whereby ol’ Jay might just become the butt of some buffoonery. But Chip could also laugh at himself as he proved often. Once, while sitting on his truck’s tailgate with a bottle of Merlot, he wrenched the cork out with his teeth. For years, the cork, with a human incisor firmly imbedded within, got passed back and forth on our respective birthdays. Although none of us had been in touch for an extended period of time, news of Chip’s passing last week hit his friends in northern Utah like a “gut punch.” And those friends all have their own stories. Chip Radaelli was iconic and legendary and we feel his loss deeply. RIP Chip! Thanks for everything. Jay Meehan is a culture junkie and has been an observer, participant and chronicler of the Park City and Wasatch County social and political scenes for more than 40 years. Red Card Roberts By Amy Roberts Bravo for bag ban I often write tucked away inconspicuously at a local coffee shop. I’m not sure why. I have an office both at home and work. But for some reason, the words for this column, freelance magazine articles, or a speech for my boss, all seem to flow easier when set to the white noise of a bean grinder. And if there’s one thing my preferred typing location has taught me, it’s this: People will complain about anything. Every so often I have a deadline that coincides with Coffee with the Council — an informal monthly meeting where residents can get together with city council members and discuss issues. While I applaud the city’s efforts to interact with the community, I would insist these meetings be held at a bar if I were an elected official in this town. Some of the things people complain about could drive a strict teetotaler to drink. During my writing/eavesdropping sessions, I’ve heard people ask a council member to intervene in a lawn-mowing dispute with their neighbor. There’s been a lot of talk about dog poop, often times with photographic evidence. Recently, someone was upset and demanded to be reimbursed for a car wash because he parked near where the city was flushing water lines and now there were water spots on his onceclean vehicle. Sometimes these sessions are like the caffeinated version of someone calling 911 because the pizza delivery guy forgot his or her breadsticks. While council members always seem respectful and diplomatic, I have to wonder if they ever leave those meetings thinking, “Did I really run for office to look at pictures of dog poop?” It’s kind of a thankless job. So, from my corner table at a local coffee shop, I want to take a moment to thank the council for its recent ban on single-use plastic bags. Bravo. Right now, the ban is limited to large stores within the city limits; criteria that makes it applicable to only three grocery stores, one of which I shop at almost exclusively. I still call it Dan’s, and I hope this store, and the others effected, embrace this initiative and consider upping the ante. Sometimes these sessions are like the caffeinated version of someone calling 911 because the pizza delivery guy forgot his or her breadsticks.” Right now, my sense is they’re kind of lukewarm to the idea, assuming this puts them at a competitive disadvantage. I disagree. For starters, I don’t think most people check out the local bag scene prior to selecting their grocery store. And, Park City tends to pride itself in being a very blue dot in a very red state. Many us of seek out progressive and eco-friendly businesses and make an effort to support them. As for the concern about unknowing tourists being left holding the bag to bring a bag, that’s not really a concern at all. I’ve vacationed in a number of cities with a similar ban, and most times my lodging rental provides reusable bags. Even in places plastic bags are allowed, a homeowner, property manager or concierge will encourage a renter to take a reusable bag to the store. It’s one line in an informational rental packet; not a huge learning curve. If I oversaw the marketing for any of the impacted stores, I’d be buying cloth bags with the store logo on them and giving them to every hotel manager in town to place in rooms. I hope these stores get creative with this change and use it to their advantage, instead of just buying more paper bags and passing on the cost. The goal is to be more environmentally friendly, not secure a spot on the logging industry’s Christmas card list. Contrary to what many people assume, single-use plastic bags tossed in the curbside recycling bin end up in the dump. Standard recycling equipment can’t process them. Eliminating them is a good start. But certainly more can be done. There’s a new trend towards zero-waste groceries stores, where customers bring their own reusable containers and measure out just the right amount of food and drink. They’re charged by the ounce for everything from milk and cereal to soda and shampoo. This approach not only cuts down on plastic packaging, it also helps to eliminate food waste since customers buy only what they need. I’d love to see something like this come to Park City. Perhaps I’ll mention it to a council member over a cup of coffee. Amy Roberts is a freelance writer, longtime Park City resident, and the proud owner of two rescued Dalmatians, Stanley and Willis. The opinions expressed in this column are solely those of the writer. Follow her on Twitter @amycroberts.