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City Briefs for Dec. 10, 2005

Government approves Interlocal Transit Agreement amendments

The Park City Council approved amendments to the Interlocal Transit Agreement with Summit County Thursday, Dec. 8.

Submitted by Deputy Public Works director Kent Cashel, minor changes in the agreement included new wording to reflect the current membership of the Joint Transit Advisory Board and a formal methodology for federal and state fund distribution.

Summit County routes from Park City account for 20 percent of Park City Transit’s total ridership, according to Cashel.

Park City Transit and Fleet manager Eric Nesset says the department plans to enhance the interlocal services by adding an express bus on State Road 224 from the transit center to Kimball Junction, and a fourth bus that will increase the East-West route between Tanger Outlet Center and Pinebrook from an hourly frequency to a half-hourly frequency.

Both bus routes will be integrated into Park City Transit’s bus schedule on Dec. 17.

City appoints new members to Library Board

Thursday, Park City Municipal announced the appointment of Marlene Ligare and Kathryn Reichartinger to the Library Board to fill un-expired terms through July 1, 2007. Snyderville sewer board welcomes new member

On Thursday, Dec. 8, Park City Municipal announced the appointment of Public Works Director Jerry Gibbs to the Snyderville Basin Water Reclamation District Board for a term expiring Dec. 31, 2009. The Water Reclamation District provides wastewater collection and reclamation services for Park City Utah and its surrounding area. City announces 19th Annual Christmas in the Park

Park City Municipal plans to hold "Christmas in the Park" on Wednesday, Dec. 14 at the Miners Hospital on Park Ave. The city invites families and friends to make ornaments, decorate cookies, meet Santa Claus and sing Christmas Carols. The event is free. For more information contact Denise Carey at (435) 615-5419. Wanted: bus drivers

Park City Transit Fleet Manager Eric Nesset says the transit department is still looking for bus drivers.

Drivers make $10 to $11.50 an hour, and help to deliver passengers between all three resorts and the surrounding Park City area.

Applicants must be 21 years old or older. Eligible candidates need not have experience. Park City Transit will offer professional commercial driver’s license training, season bonus incentives, and a drug-free work environment.

Applications are available in the Park City Public Works Building at 1053 Iron Horse Drive or online at parkcity.org. For more information, call Darren Davis at 615-5351 or e-mail ddavis Taxis Against Drunk Drivers asks for Park City’s support

Taxis Against Drunk Driving (T.A.D.D.) Executive Director Audie Wheeler and Development Director Marty Ogburn approached Park City Council Thursday, Dec. 8, to ask for advice and support.

T.A.D.D. is a charitable organization that provides a $10 trip home regardless of location, and a free trip back in the morning to retrieve a car. The organization has recently applied for 501c3 nonprofit status, but has been operating for a year and has made over 290 trips, according to Wheeler. Though the organization distributes fliers in many of Park City’s private clubs, "the big thing we need to do is increase public awareness out there," Wheeler told the city council.

Wheeler and Ogburn have ambitions of creating a national program, eventually raising enough funds to make the service free, they say, even if it means some will take advantage of the free ride.

Ogburn explained that in typical drunk driving accidents, it’s not the driver that gets injured, but the sober victims.

"We don’t mind if people abuse the system If we’ve saved one person from being killed or mangled, we’ve done our job," he said.

City council members agreed to discuss ways that they can ensure T.A.D.D. passengers’ cars aren’t towed in the morning.

For more information on T.A.D.D., call 435-647-3999.


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