December 9th, 2021 – City Council Meeting

Mid-Year Budget Adjustment; Accessory Apartment Regulations; Film Studio change in use for next phase; Municipal Equity Index update; Homestake Road design; Water department systems support; Open Space monitoring to Summit Land Conservancy; Winter transit regarding Royal Street; Southeast Quinn’s Junction Annexation protests; Moving forward with the Homestake housing development.

  • FY22 Mid-Year Budget Adjustment is presented with changes mostly centered around market compensation increases.  Revenues are approximately $800k over budget for the 1st Quarter, and the proposed expense increases are mostly offset by this increase.  The challenges in hiring and retaining staff are magnified by issues such as cost of living, other opportunities, lack of affordable housing, and others.  Parking changes in China Bridge are included to amend the fee table, removing the 1st hour free, and starting paid parking at 6pm instead of 5pm.  This means if you arrive at 7:30pm in China Bridge the 1st hour until 8:30pm would no longer be free.

  • Accessory Apartment Regulations are discussed, essentially easing the current restrictions.  Highlights include parking requirements, owner occupancy in the main property, minimum lease requirements (90 days for the accessory apartment; 180 days for the main property), removing the limit of units within a 300 foot radius, allowing units as small as 280 square feet rather than 400 square feet, allowing detached units on lots 3,750 square feet and larger), and allowing accessory apartments in Park City Heights as the current zoning prohibits them.  A question is proposed to Council regarding level of review required in Residential Historic Districts, as the Planning Commission was split on their vote.

  • A new plan for the Film Studio is proposed, with 120 affordable units at 80% AMI and 100 market rate units.  An option for 30 more affordable units is presented that would require an additional floor on one of the buildings.  The original plan included a hotel, which is being eliminated.  After clarification on direction from the Council, this application will go to the Planning Commission.

  • Winter Transit Service is being revisited regarding Royal Street, offering Council three options: Continue with the plan to no longer serve Royal Street this winter; add an On-Demand transit option for Royal Street; or reinstate the previous Orange Line service along Royal Street.

  • JF Development has been selected by the committee reviewing Homestake affordable housing RFQ responses.  Council is being asked if they should proceed with further design services in advance of the Development Agreement (DA) to speed up the process.  There is up to a $50k cancellation penalty if Park City doesn’t approve a DA within certain timeframes or cancels the deal.

  • Separate Annexation Protests regarding Southeast Quinn’s Junction are summarized from HCAD, Hideout, NB 248, and Redus.  The Council is being asked if they’d like to reject the annexation or continue through the process, which may include a formal review of the protests.

  • The Chamber/Visitor Bureau, Park City Mountain Resort, and Deer Valley Resort are presenting a Winter Economic Preview.

  • A Resolution is presented to welcome the return of Winter in Park City.

  • The Park City Heights Annual Report states the development is on plan, and there is a later item to approve the Phase 4 Subdivision, which was delayed through uncertainty in 2020 and lack of available labor.  There are no material changes to the Subdivision.

  • Highlights from the 2021 Municipal Equity Index (MEI) and Social Equity efforts are presented.  Park City improved drastically from previous years, scoring 70.  That put us 2nd in Utah (behind Salt Lake City), and 2nd in a cohort of similarly sized mountain towns (behind Bozeman, MT). 

  • A compensation ordinance is proposed, with updated salary ranges to reflect budget changes and results of the Mercer compensation study that was discussed in previous Council meetings.

  • Scope of an agreement regarding Munchkin Road redesign is being expanded and priority shifted to Homestake Road.

  • Additional funding for system and telemetry professional services related to the water system.

  • A 5-year contract with Summit Land Conservancy at a cost of around $40k per year for open space easement monitoring of approximately 2,000 acres.  This is an ~5% increase over the previous term.  A RFQ process was completed, Summit Land Conservancy was the only respondent.

  • The City’s insurance premiums increased commensurate with the insurance market, most notably is a significant increase in Cyber insurance, which also reflects industry trends.