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A-10 The Park Record Meetings and agendas Wed/Thurs/Fri, September 19-21, 2018 Core saMples By Jay Meehan TO PUBLISH YOUR PUBLIC NOTICES AND AGENDAS, PLEASE EMAIL CLASSIFIEDS@PARKRECORD.COM Olfactory triggers and memory lane AGENDA SUMMIT COUNTY COUNCIL Wednesday, September 19, 2018 NOTICE is hereby given that the Summit County Council will meet in session Wednesday, September 19, 2018, at the Sheldon Richins Building, 1885 West Ute Blvd, Park City, UT 84098 (All times listed are general in nature, and are subject to change by the Council Chair) 2:10 PM – Work Session 1) Pledge of Allegiance 2) 2:15 PM - Discussion regarding Solid Waste Action Plan, and updates on Solid Waste Master Plan; Tim Loveday (30 min) 3) 2:45 PM - Discussion regarding current condition of watersheds and necessary management activities to prevent uncharacteristic fire effects from impacting landscape level and watershed resources; Dano Jauregui, District Ranger, Forest Service (30 min) 4) 3:15 PM - Continued discussion regarding petition for roadless areas rule; Janna Young, Pat Putt and Sean Lewis (30 min) 5) 3:45 PM - Present SCPW Challenge Website; Lisa Yoder and Shelby Stults (20 min) 4:05 PM Convene as the Board of Equalization 1) Discussion and possible approval of 2018 stipulations; Kathryn Rockhill and Steve Martin Dismiss as the Board of Equalization 4:15 PM Consideration of Approval 1) Presentation of Wattsmart Community Energy Plan, and possible approval of Resolution 2018-16, a Resolution Adopting the Wattsmart Summit County – Summit Community Energy Plan (September 2018); Lisa Yoder, Chad Ambrose, Shelby Stults and Carolyn Wawra (45 min) 2) 5:00 PM - Discussion and possible approval of Ordinance No. 887, a Temporary Land Use Regulation for the Operation of Shared Active Transportation within the Snyderville Basin Planning Area; Helen Strachan, Pat Putt and Caroline Rodriguez (30 min) 3) 5:30 PM - Presentation of Utah Century Farm and Ranch Awards to the Siddoway Family Farm, and the Jones Family Farm; Dusty Morgan 4) Council Comments 5) Manager Comments 6:00 PM Public Input Convene as the Governing Body of the Mountain Regional Special Service District Public hearing regarding the issuance of that portion of the Series 2018 Bonds issued under the Local Government Bonding Act, Title 11, Chapter 14, Utah Code Annotate 1953, as amended; Dave Thomas Dismiss as the Governing Body of the Mountain Regional Special Service District 6:15 PM Closed Session – Property acquisition (45 min) 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 Sheldon Richins Building auditorium, 1885 W. Ute Blvd., Park City, 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: September 13, 2018 Family won’t aid Smart’s kidnapper, set for release LINDSAY WHITEHURST The Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY — Once an accomplished organ player in Salt Lake City, Wanda Barzee became a disturbing figure for members of her own family after she helped in the 2002 kidnapping of then-teenager Elizabeth Smart. Days before the 72-year-old woman is released from prison, looming fears about whether she remains a threat and calls to keep her off the streets bring up deep-rooted questions about mental-health treatment in the nation’s prisons, an expert said. And details of the crime still horrify Barzee’s niece, Tina Mace. “It just makes you ill. How could anyone do that?” she said. Her aunt played the organ at her wedding decades ago, before Barzee joined Mitchell as he acted on his so-called revelations from God. Like Smart, Mace is alarmed by the surprise announcement this week by Utah authorities, who said they had miscalculated her aunt’s sentence and would release her from prison on Sept. 19 “From what I know, no family can take her in or would take her in,” Mace said. Federal agents have found a place for Barzee to live when she starts her five-year supervised release, said Eric Anderson, the deputy chief U.S. Probation Officer for Utah. He declined comment on whether she will be in a private home or a facility, but she “will not be homeless,” he said. Barzee has served the 15-year sentence she got in a plea deal the year she testified against street preacher Brian David Mitchell, her then-husband who kidnapped the girl from her bedroom at knifepoint. During her months in captivity, Smart said the older woman sat nearby and encouraged her husband as he raped the teenager. Smart is now a 30-year-old speaker and activist who said Thursday she’s deeply concerned that Barzee remains a threat, citing her refusal to cooperate with mental-health treatment in prison and reports that she may still harbor Mitchell’s beliefs. Smart called for authorities to consider carefully whether inmates have been successfully treated before they are released. But large-scale changes requiring rehabilitation could pose troubling questions, said Rebecca Weiss, an assistant professor at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York. “We could be incarcerating someone indefinitely who has served their sentence,” she said. Treating the disproportionate number of people with mental illness in U.S. prisons — many of whom are not violent — is among the system’s biggest challenges. While there is a need to protect the public, inmates also have the right to refuse treatment. “The degree to which our prisons succeed in rehabilitation is questionable,” Weiss said. “We’re putting a lot on a system that is overloaded with fairly unclear goals.” Repeat violent sex offenders can be civilly committed in the federal system, but that requires a series of evaluations and a judge’s decision that they pose an imminent risk, Anderson said. Barzee’s lawyer has maintained she’s not a threat. Attorney Scott Williams did not immediately return a message seeking comment. Prison officials declined to discuss her behavior behind bars or relay an interview request. She was treated at the Utah State Hospital for about five years following her arrest. She testified in 2010 against Mitchell. Barzee described a “hellish” first year of marriage that eased after she “learned to be submissive and obedient,” and his later pronouncement that it was “God’s will” they sell their possessions and travel the country wearing long robes. Eventually, Mitchell kidnapped then-14-year-old Smart, forced her into a polygamous “marriage” and raped her almost daily. She was found nine months later, while walking with Barzee and Mitchell on a street in the Salt Lake City suburb of Sandy. Barzee’s testimony against him seemed like a turning point, but her mental state appears to have changed in her subsequent years in federal and state prisons, Mace said. Mitchell is serving a life sentence. Looking back on the captivity, Smart said Thursday that she believes the older woman who treated her as a “handmaiden” and a “slave” was manipulated by her husband at times. “But she, in her own right, abused me as much as he did.” Evacuations may last weeks Associated Press SPANISH FORK — Local officials say two Utah wildfires could keep evacuees out of their homes for weeks. The Utah County Sheriff’s Office and the mayor of Elk Ridge warned Monday that 6,000 residents could be ordered to stay away for at least two weeks. Firefighters say the lightning-caused fires near Spanish Fork have more or less merged. Crews are concerned the wildfire could spill over a ridgeline into the Covered Bridge subdivision. Continuing high winds, warmer temperatures and low humidity are expected Monday. The Utah Highway Patrol says the fire jumped Highway 6 on Sunday, forcing additional evacuations. Three other communities were evacuated last week. The highway remains closed. Together, the fires have already burned 135 square miles (350 square kilometers). The fire is only 2 percent contained. More often than not these days, Heber Valley wakes up to find itself completely socked in by the smoke from nearby wildfires, not to mention those burning in California and Montana and such. It’s the same all over many parts of the Western landscape, of course. You can’t see the forest for the smoke from the burning trees. Winds and extremely dry conditions within the fir, lodgepole pine, and ponderosa pine mixed conifer communities just over the ridgeline keep fanning the flames. And, alternately, it seems, dispersing the smoke or stacking it up like multi-hued Cumulonimbus eruptions along the horizon. With the Pole Creek, Bald Mountain, and Coal Hollow blazes threatening to join forces, Highway 6 is once again closed with Diamond Canyon and Sheep Creek under evacuation. In fact, the closure area for the Pole Creek Fire now includes all National Forest system lands east of and including the Nebo Loop National Scenic Byway. Smoky conditions reach as high as Lake Creek and Center Creek summits to the east and Park City to the north. As far as respiratory systems are concerned, it’s a jungle out there. Without warning, noses are off and running. The same goes with memories, which can also be triggered by the olfactory sense of smell. I most often find it kind of startling when a casual sniff is all it takes to send me on a journey back in time. Having a long-ago summer’s worth of fighting wildfires in my history folder, however, the specific aroma of woodland fire has always sent me back to the Coeur d’Alene National Forest (now part of the Idaho Panhandle National Forest) and the six months following my graduation from high school. This wasn’t far (as the burn- ing ember floats) from where the legendary Ed Pulaski, inventor of what came to be known as the “Pulaski” fire-fighting tool, ushered his crew by gunpoint into a mine entrance to keep them from certain death in the “Big Burn of 1910.” But I digress. One night in particular during a summer filled with teenage hijinks, stands out. If memory serves, it seems that internal hormonal activity, along with a fire that had turned in for the evening, nudged me and a buddy off the fire line where we The same goes with memories, which can also be triggered by the olfactory sense of smell. I most often find it kind of startling when a casual sniff is all it takes to send me on a journey back in time.” most often slept. Then, via his car, which just happened to be parked nearby, to a rock-androll affair with friends 10 miles or so down the two-lane. The fact that we also hadn’t left the fire-line to shower in a few days didn’t seem to keep us from busting in on what was a young-people’s dance held in a cleared out auto dealership. Wildfire and body odors being what they were, I don’t believe there was much cheek-to-cheek activity on the dance floor that evening. Surprisingly, however, a few of the girls, by curiosity if nothing else, drew closer into our small charcoal-smeared and odorous frame of reference than logic normally would have dic- tated. One would have thought our wide-ranging “essence” alone would have kept them at bay. Ah, teenagers! It’s somewhat ironic how my memories of the summer of ’61 take me back to that night of “bopping” with a hard hat rather than one of the panic-filled moments while attempting to chop a fire-line in front of flames licking at the ground cover while racing downhill. Not that I hollered for help from the rest of the just-out-of-sight crew or anything. Prior to returning to Southern California, where my family had relocated following my sophomore year and due again to the collective essence of the work clothing involved, the said apparel met its maker in an incinerator. There is something about the molecular level of wildfire smoke that refuses to be scrubbed away. But back to respiratory systems and the Air-Quality-Indexes they rode in on. Hard telling when conditions will improve. Prognosticators haven’t exactly reached consensus on when the burning-vegetation-in-question will remove itself from the equation. Luckily for us smoke inhalers and those currently treading hurricane-waters, climate change doesn’t seem to be an issue. However, I’m sure that once word filters down to Trump and his remedially educated peer group that their towers of power are ablaze, there may be reconsideration in the works. Nah! In the meantime, stay indoors as much as your lifestyle allows. If that won’t work, utilize your olfactory sense and take a trip down memory lane. 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 Young at heart, a tad older elsewhere Call it youthful ignorance, or maybe defiance. A cavalier approach to life beyond my 20s. Back then, the people warning me about getting old were always so old. My age now, in fact. They instructed me to use sunscreen. Instead I spent my summers as a lifeguard, and my winters renewing my membership at the tanning salon. My parents never quite understood how we went through so much tinfoil, baby oil and iodine. I coated myself in that stuff. A decade later there were other warnings I failed to heed. Mostly about my eating habits and how all that snacking and sugar would all catch up to me in my 40s. I shrugged my shoulders in nonchalance. Back then I ran marathons. If I wanted to drop a few pounds, I could basically just avoid bread for one day. I never really believed the “no carb left behind” diet I was chronically on might not be a realistic long-term plan. I was also told, time and time again, how “things change” when you enter your 40s. I’ll avoid details, but women were my informants in these conversations. And yet again, I dismissed the intel. I knew I wasn’t having kids, nor did I ever expect trampoline jumping would become a staple of my daily life, so surely I would be immune to these concerns. As it turns out, none of these people were lying to me. And while there’s no preventing the march of time, I now wish I had at least paid attention to its stomping progression. But I didn’t. So the last few weeks I’ve been darting from one doctor’s office to the next — having moles checked along with my vision. I’ve learned all about the nutritional needs for women my age. My blood pressure, blood sugar and hormone levels have all been tested, among other things. Somewhere in Salt Lake, a lab has made a lot of money off me this month. The testing and the checking comes with its fair share of wasted time sitting on impossibly unwelcoming chairs, next to fish tanks and artificial plants. I’ve spent so many hours in waiting rooms As it turns out, none of these people were lying to me. And while there’s no preventing the march of time, I now wish I had at least paid attention to its stomping progression.” lately, I have every People Magazine from 2005 through this week memorized. (I was shocked to learn Brad cheated on Jen!) So far it does not appear my 15-, 25-, and 30-year-old self caused any irreparable damage. Costly corrections yes; but nothing that can’t be righted with a few lasers, prescriptions and meeting of my insurance deductible. Throughout this process I have come to learn there’s no such thing as aging gracefully. With better genes, or youthful obedience, or a lot of disposable cash, you can age better than others, and perhaps slow down the process. But suggesting there’s grace to be found in it is a wild misnomer. There’s nothing particularly graceful about a skin biopsy, blood draw or gravity. Overall, aging has made me appreciate (if not relate to) comedian Sean Morey’s famous stand-up act, in which he explained to a live audience at the Johnny Carson show in the 1980s how life’s greatest unfairness is the order in which it happens. “I think the life cycle is all backwards. You should die first. Get it out of the way. Then you live for 20 years in an old-age home. You get kicked out when you’re too young, you get a gold watch, you go to work. You work for 40 years until you’re young enough to enjoy your retirement. You go to college, you do drugs, alcohol, you party, you get ready for high school. You go to high school, you go to grade school, you become a kid, you play. You have no responsibilities. You become a little baby, you go back into the womb and you spend your last nine months floating. You finish off as a gleam in someone’s eye.” This sounds much more delightful than the way we’re currently going about it. Amy Roberts is a freelance writer, longtime Park City resident and the proud owner of two rescued Dalmatians, Stanley and Willis. Follow her on Twitter @amycroberts.