Letters to the Editor
Ryan Summerlin November 5, 2008
To the McCain supporters who have been stealing Obama yard signs, Barack’s campaign thanks you! Like Obama’s many supporters, we donated more money to his campaign and pitched another yard sign. As a side note, McCain’s yard signs don’t seem to get stolen, further evidence that many conservatives are mean-spirited and poor losers, a reflection of their political party. And know that when you read this, thieves like you will have helped Obama to become president.
Walmart expansion means more congestion
Having been a 34-year resident of Park City and recently relocating to Nevada, I am in disbelief that the Basin Planning Commission approved the expansion of Walmart. Trust me, you will be sorry for the approval of this expansion! Even though Sally Elliott’s wish for customers to take advantage of the bus system after the new bus shelter is constucted (yeah right).
Locals and customers traveling from Wyoming to shop for cheap groceries are not going to take advantage of the free bus system. The traffic at the Junction will be something you have never experienced. Shame on you, Summit County, for putting all your local grocery stores in jeopardy.
PCMR ticket policy is discriminatory
(This is a copy of a letter sent to Peter Curtis, president and general manager of Park City Mountain Resort.)
Dear Mr. Curtis:
Recently I purchased my EZ Access Fast Tracks lift pass at Park City Mountain Resort for the 2008-2009 ski season. I was appalled to discover that there were newly instituted price increases for non-resident Utah property owners as opposed to Utah residents.
As I am sure you are aware, Summit and Wasatch County (Park City and Deer Valley) primary residents receive a 45% discount on property taxes as compared to non-resident Utah property owners. Second homeowners and investment property homeowners in these areas pay a disproportionate share of property taxes, thus carrying the tax burden for schools and local services.
As a second homeowner in Park City for twelve years and paying FULL property taxes, I find that paying higher lift ticket rates than primary residents is quite unfair. Deer Valley and The Canyons do not exploit non-resident property owners in this manner. Having spoken with numerous second homeowners in the area, the general consensus is one of outrage and disgust. Therefore, I respectfully request that you reverse this discriminatory and unjust policy and allow non-resident property owners the same benefits as primary residents at your resort.
K. Mehl Cimini
New Orleans, La.