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The city of Coalville has received $1.5 million from the Utah Permanent Community Impact Board to go toward its Main Street overhaul.

The 20-year, zero-interest loan will enable the city to complete its project by 2009-four years earlier than previously anticipated.

The project includes repaving Main Street from 150 South to the Chalk Creek Bridge, installing new curbs, gutters, sidewalks, pedestrian ramps, street lights, benches and landscaping.

The Community Impact Board awards grants and low-interest loans to communities impacted by mining and extraction of oil and natural gas on federal land.

Water conservation seminar for HOA’s and property managers

A special seminar to address water usage on lawns will be held Aug. 14 from 2:30 to 5 p.m. at Sheldon Richins County Building in Kimball Junction for homeowner’s associations, property managers and professional landscapers.

The seminar, titled "LAWN is a four-letter word," is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the city, the Park City Board of Realtors, Recycle Utah, water companies and others concerned entities.

Limited water supplies are creating an urgent need to find alternatives to water-needy turf that dominates many landscapes in Park City. The seminar will give advice on finding alternatives, as well as how to reduce water bills and update irrigation systems.

Conservation will be promoted as a civic duty, a way to reduce costs, and an important aspect of managing city water rates. To make a reservation contact the Park City Board of Realtors at 200-6900.

For ideas and specific advice, organizers are encouraging people to bring a photograph of a grassy area of concern.

Hotel and Lodging Association 2008 convention announced

The Utah Hotel and Lodging Association annual convention and trade show will be at The Yarrow Resort Hotel and Conference Center in Park City on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1.

The trade show is anticipated to be the largest to date and speakers will be addressing important industry topics such as immigration.

The convention provides networking opportunities and a chance to scope out new products at discounted prices.

For more information, log onto http://www.uhla.org or call (801) 359 0104.

New head at Coldwell Banker

Chris Jensen is the new managing broker of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s Park City office. Jensen oversees an office of more than 40 real estate professionals. He has been selling real estate at the Park City office for nearly two years.

Lewis, Wolcott & Dornbush changes name

Lewis, Wolcott & Dornbush Real Estate has joined the Sotheby’s International Realty network and will now be representing properties in Park City and Salt Lake City areas as Summit Sotheby’s International Realty.


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