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A-20 The Park Record Meeting and agendas Sat/Sun/Mon/Tues, January 20-23, 2018 More dogs on Main By Tom Clyde TO PUBLISH YOUR PUBLIC NOTICES AND AGENDAS, PLEASE EMAIL CLASSIFIEDS@PARKRECORD.COM Notice is hereby given that The Summit County Board of Adjustment will meet in regular session Thursday, January 25, 2018 Location: Summit County Courthouse, Council Chambers, 60 North Main Street, Coalville, UT 84017 AGENDA Agenda items may or may not be discussed in the order listed. 6:30 p.m. Regular Session representing the owner, applicant. – Ray Milliner, Principal Planner 1. Public input for items not on the agenda or pending applications. 2. Election of Chair and Vice Chair. 3. Public hearing and possible action on a driveway set back variance; Parcel FM-C-71; Carey Lutheran, applicant. – Steve Taylor, Engineering Department 4. Public hearing and possible action on a variance from the required 100’ setback from the river to construct a detached garage; 1998 East Hwy 150; Parcel SK-48; Aaron Boyd, applicant. – Jennifer Strader, Senior Planner 5. Public hearing and possible action on a variance to reduce the required 100 foot setback from a year round stream; 329 Samak Hills; Parcel SH-329; Lamar Bangerter, applicant. – Ray Milliner, Principal Planner 6. Public hearing and possible action on a variance to reduce the front yard setback from 50 feet to 30 feet; 953 South Hoytsville Road; Parcel NS-574; Michael Brown, 7. Public hearing and possible action on a setback variance to reduce the S.R. 224 setback to 66 feet for Dominion Energy to build a natural gas regulator station; 4400 N S.R. 224; Parcel PP-105-A-X; Joseph D. Kesler, representing Dominion Energy, applicant. – Amir Caus, County Planner 8. Approval of minutes: August 24, 2017 and September 28, 2017 Board Items Staff Items Adjourn To view staff reports available after Friday, January 19, 2018 please visit: http://www.summitcounty.org 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) 3363157 SNYDERVILLE BASIN WATER RECLAMATION DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING AGENDA January 22, 2018 ** District Office** 5:00 p.m. I. CALL TO ORDER ECWRF 0; # SCWRF 0; Total 0 II. CONSENT AGENDA A. Approval of Board Meeting Minutes for December 11, 2017 B. Escrow Fund Reduction Approval 1450, 1460 Park Avenue Housing – Retain 8 percent C. Final Project Approval 1450, 1460 Park Avenue Housing VII. DISTRICT MANAGER A. Information Item 1. 2017 Trust Accountability Program (TAP) Award III. PUBLIC INPUT IV. APPROVAL OF EXPENDITURES – Bills in the Amount of $2,865,612.86 Including SCWRF Project Pay Request #21 for $1,272,729.89 V. SERVICE AWARDS – Trent Bay 15 years VI. SUBDIVISION PROJECTS Estimated LEA REs Year to Date: # Above Splitter 0; # ECWRF 0; # SCWRF 0; Total 0 Proposed this Meeting: # Above Splitter 0; # 2. 3. Financial Statement Impact Fee Report VIII. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS A. Projects B. Operations C. Finance D. 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. Notice is hereby given that the Snyderville Basin Planning Commission meeting scheduled for Tuesday, January 23, 2018 has been CANCELLED The next Snyderville Basin Planning Commission is scheduled for Tuesday February 13, 2018. Posted: January 19, 2018 Published: January 20, 2018- The Park Record Task force to study suicide BRADY MCCOMBS Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY – A new task force that includes a high-ranking Mormon leader, the Utah Jazz owner and the leader of an LGBT rights group was created Wednesday by Gov. Gary Herbert to address a troubling rise in teen suicides in Utah. The new coalition is the latest attempt by state officials to find out why so many teens are killing themselves and to come up with ways to prevent the suicides. State and federal health care experts have closely examined the rise but haven’t been able to identify a single cause. Herbert called it an emergency situation and ordered the coalition to immediately work with existing suicide prevention groups to compile a list of proposed solutions for a report due by Feb. 15. He said he’s open to devoting more state funds. There were 44 suicides among youth ages 10-17 in 2017 – matching the record previously set in 2015, shows new data unveiled Wednesday by Utah state health officials. The average yearly total over the last five years is more than double the yearly average from the previous decade. “I’m smart enough to know that no one single issue, one single solution will in fact prevent all suicides, but I do believe that a more concentrated, coordinated approach by all of us working together can in fact reduce incidents of teen suicides,” said Herbert, a Republican. The group includes Ronald A. Rasband, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ top governing body called the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. He said the religion is updating its suicide webpage to focus more on prevention and said the faith is “as anxious as anybody to get to the bottom of it, stop it and provide resources.” Rasband said the coalition’s findings could lead to a change in how the religion deals with the issue. “We’re not the only owner of good ideas,” said Rasband, who was the CEO of Huntsman Chemical Corp. before being selected to join church leadership full-time in 2015. Jazz owner Gail Miller, who also sponsors an anti-bullying coalition, and Equality Utah executive director Troy Williams are also members of the task force that is rounded out with state lawmakers, health care professionals and suicide prevent experts. Williams said his inclusion on the panel indicates that state officials recognize the data that shows LGBT youth are four times more likely to experience suicidal thoughts. In Utah, where as many of two-thirds of the state’s 3 million residents are members of the Mormon church that opposes same-sex relationships, LGBT youth have struggled to find acceptance. That has led LGBT advocacy groups to assert in that the rise in suicides could be linked to these teens’ struggles. A report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention studying the spike in teen suicides in Utah backed up a finding by state officials that a small fraction of suicide victims were definitely gay or lesbian. But state and federal investigators agree that more needs to be done to assess whether sexual orientation was a factor with the victims. Federal investigators were only able to determine the sexual orientation of fewer than one-third of the victims over a five-year span. Among those 40, researchers concluded six of them were gay, lesbian or bisexual. The peak of 44 youth suicides in 2015 marked an all-time high for Utah – and was more than double the yearly average from the previous two decades, state figures said. The 2015 rate – 11.1 youth suicides per 100,000 – was also more than double the national rate. The coalition will be cochaired by Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox and state Rep. Steve Eliason, both Republicans. Eliason implored parents to keep their guns locked up, noting that firearms were used in the majority of youth suicides last year. He also called on parents to “stay close to your teens throughout their teen years” and “love your children no matter what.” Sundance code of conduct The annual Sundance bacchanal is upon us. Traffic is a mess, parking nonexistent, and if you want to eat out, Heber is your best bet. Park City has become a town defined by its excesses, and even by Park City standards, Sundance is excessive. Some people love it, some hate it and some of us just wonder why it can’t happen at any time of year other than when the town is already packed with skiers. There are apparently things chiseled in stone about the dates of film festivals. Changing would knock planets out of alignment. The word from Sundance is that it would be easier to move ski season to August to accommodate them. It’s been a difficult year for Hollywood. The disgusting Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment scandal was a watershed moment, and hundreds of similar stories of gross, boorish behavior were spilled out. I don’t know why it tipped now, instead of when the accusations against Bill Cosby first came out, or at any similar point over decades. Sexual exploitation in Hollywood is not exactly a secret. They make movies about it. Sundance itself has taken a stand. There’s a “spring break” quality to the Festival, and it’s no secret that there have been incidents of bad behavior. Some have landed in the criminal justice system. The Weinstein allegations have some Sundance connections. To their credit, Festival organizers recognized there is a problem, and have taken steps this year to address it. Of course Sundance wouldn’t be Sundance without a dramatic overreaction. Sundance has a new Code of Conduct this year, which says: “Sundance Film Festival is an environment where bold, creative, and distinctive voices are celebrated. Sundance Institute is committed to allowing attendees to experience the Sundance Film Festival free of harassment, dis- crimination, sexism, and threatening or disrespectful behavior. We reserve the right to revoke, without notice or refund, credentials or access to Festival events and venues for those who engage in such conduct.” That sounds great. To enforce this Code, they have teamed up with the Utah Attorney General (who is probably running for governor) to set up a 24-hour hotline to report sexual misbehavior at Sundance (and only at Sundance) For all practical purposes, they have set up a system to criminalize rudeness.” directly to the Attorney General. No kidding. That’s really happening with our tax dollars. The AG is standing by to take your call. It’s unique to Sundance, which seems to raise all kinds of equal protection issues, aside from there being no statutory authority for the State of Utah to act against “disrespectful behavior.” There’s also no statutory authority for the AG’s office to revoke Sundance credentials. For all practical purposes, they have set up a system to criminalize rudeness. If I watch a movie and walk out half way through, and say that it was a terrible movie and the people who wasted their money making it must be idiots, should I be expecting a call from the AG’s office? It’s hard to imagine anyone driving through town during the next week without giving or receiving the one finger salute in traffic. Will the Sundance ninja forces descend on our cars and yank us out by the credentials? Is Kearns Boulevard an official Sundance Venue? If I decline to celebrate a dis- tinctive voice because it just plain too weird for words, am I going to jail? Is it OK to laugh at somebody walking through slushy streets (please, Sundance, bring us some snow) in open toed stiletto heels, or must we celebrate the bold inappropriateness of their footwear choice? It’s all very confusing. Anyway, I thought his needed further investigation. So I called the number. It went right to one of those electronic menus. If you are being harassed or disrespected by a drunken studio executive, press 1. If you are being harassed or disrespected by a sober studio executive, press 2. If you are being stalked by a crazy person with a terrible script they are trying to sell, press 3. If you were disrespected by a B-list celebrity, press 4 to be connected with the National Enquirer. If you were disrespected by an A-list celebrity, press 5 to be connected with a documentary filmmaker. If there was a potted plant involved press 6. Do not text photos. If you are an important person and were disrespected by a maître d who said you weren’t getting seated without a reservation, press 7. If you are a maître d’ who was threatened by a Sundancer without dinner reservations, shouting “Do you know who I am?” please seat them, spit on their food, and then press 8. The whole affair would be easier to deal with if the ski conditions were better. But it is what it is, so the best we can do is keep our heads down and try not to draw the attention of the Attorney General. This, too, shall pass. 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. sunday in the Park By Teri Orr A Hollywood backlot in our funky ski town It was that “just right’ Opening Night. Redford approaching the mic with no intro ... reminding us to see the stories, find the stories and create new ways to tell those stories. Festival Director John Cooper followed like a proud papa speaking of the selection of the most coveted film spot — the Opening Night Film At the Eccles Theater. “Blindspotting” was an inspired choice — it rode in on the coattails of Daveed Diggs, who played both Thomas Jefferson and Marquis de Lafayette in “Hamilton” and won a Tony for his efforts. And his real life friend and creative partner Rafael Casal, formerly of HBO’s “Def Poetry.” The film takes place in Oakland, California — a place Gertrude Stein famously referred to as — There is no there there. With the dom.com folks having completely over run San Francisco — Oakland has become the ugly half sister suburb in the gentrification endemic in all kinds of towns. The lyrical rap/hip hop/slam poetry style bordered on being musical, but there was enough straight dialogue and serious acting you never felt folks would burst into song — like in a moving van or a warehouse parking lot — the rhythmic conversations propelled the story along. There was a scene — where as girl who grew up about half an hour from Oakland (always a city deemed dark — home of the Blank Panthers and Angela Davis) I felt the writers captured with wit and the precision of gun shot at close range. The two male friends — one uncomfortable black man and one wanna be black, white man, lifelong friends who work together in a moving company. The black man is three days away from ending his probation due to a physical altercation involving a flaming drink. The pair end up at a party familiar to anyone who lives in a formerly authentic, slightly rundown city that has undergone a quick take over by hipsters. The white guy shows up forgetting he is wearing a T-shirt given to him earlier — it says “Kill a Hipster — Save Your ‘Hood.’”. The party house is an ultra modern/sleek lines/ Dwell magazine multistory structure built — lot line to lot line. It dwarfs the two Victorian style “Painted Ladies” as we used call those homes in San Francisco. Inside for the monthly tech mixer, says the large black woman Collin (Diggs) recognizes, are about 150 white people, and she looks at her companion and now Collin and says, “Oh, and about three black people.” As the black woman starts to set her drink down on the hunk of raw wood/faux coffee table, the host grabs the drink mid air and admonishes them that only drinks with “sleeves” can be set on the table. It is, after all, a slice of an “actual Oak tree from Oakland” — 142 years old. And you get it. The trees that once were everywhere became the homes that grew the people who can no longer afford to live there and have given way to folks who “wear wooden ties and drive Vespas and shop at Whole Foods.” Sometimes living here is just like living in a movie ...” And the rage Collin’s friend, the displaced, disenfranchised, wanna-be-hood, white guy Myles feels, at the disloyalty of the contract of community, is palpable. What follows is a slam, hip hop, freestyle rap soliloquy about cultural appropriation. And friendship. And in the end, when Collin and Myles are driving to another moving job — the girlfriend of an Oakland Raiders player because the team is moving to Las Vegas — you understand this was a story about male friendship and loyalty and ties that unravel only to hopefully, bind again — differently and maybe stronger. When the movie was loading in, a lovely young woman in the film entourage gently grabbed my arm ... “Hi there,” she grinned in her giant TED recognizable smile. And I kinda squealed — “What are you doing here?” and she said she was in this movie. And then she laughed — “but only for about 10 seconds.” She said her fellow actors were all talking about what a big deal it was to be in the Eccles Opening Night screening. And she smiled and said, “And I just told them — I’ve performed ON that stage.” Three years ago, we had slam poet Sarah Kay on our stage (and in our classrooms) perform and teach the art of expression through the spoken and written sassy word. The film’s title — “Blindspotting” — refers to those picture puzzles psychologist types love — what do you see first? The old woman or the young woman? The black vase or the two faces? And what you see first is perhaps what you cannot unsee — always after from that first perception. It would be easy to think of the film as just a slice of what is happening in The Bay. The pushing out of longtime generational folks who created a place and space of their own home and style created by their authentic lives, long before we called how and where we lived a lifestyle. After the film, I caught up with a bunch of visiting friends having a family-style dinner in Old Town. The street was abuzz with musicians and folks in puffy coats on the warmish winter night and tight knit hats waiting in a long line to get in the Alamo — er, No Name Saloon. The street had all kinds of augmented lighting casting ghostly hues on old brick buildings. I entered the restaurant to greet my friends and just for an instant I remembered moving to town in late ‘70s and coming into the same brick building to pay my power bill. Standing in line there with two young kids in tow waiting my turn. It was one of the few buildings on the street back then open for business. Most were abandoned. I sat at the table and took the glass of wine poured from a bottle I suspect was far more expensive than my shoes, and I settled into easy conversation in the packed restaurant with dear friends who have helped this town grow remarkably in the past decade. Sometimes living here is just like living in a movie ... not everyday but certainly this 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.