Captain awarded A Park City Fire District captain has won an award from a statewide organization, the Fire District Announced. Randy Scott received a ‘Public Employee Salute Award’ from the Utah Public Employees Association, according to the Fire District. In a nominating letter sent to the organization and given to the media, the Fire District describes Scott’s service over the seven years he has been with the district, calling him a "fantastic" fire captain. According to the Fire District, Scott was the Flight Medic of the Year in 2003 and he is the president of the Park City Firefighter’s Association. "Although he doesn’t live in this community, he treats it very much like his own," the nominating letter said. Scott is described as a family man and as a captain who likes his crew. "When speaking with Captain Scott’s crew, they stated that he takes good care of them, and that he genuinely cares about them and their families," the letter said. Besides his duties at the Fire District, Scott teaches emergency services classes in Utah and is a part-time employee at AirMed. He is a paramedic and a hazardous-materials technician. "Captain Scott has been a great asset since the day he started. He is a hard worker and is always energetic and involved," the letter said. Idling vehicles The Park City Police Department plans to increase its enforcement of City Hall’s idling-vehicle law, Police Chief Lloyd Evans has announced. In a memo to Mayor Dana Williams and the Park City Council, Evans noted questions about idling vehicles during a previous City Council meeting. According to Evans, the city receives some complaints about the vehicles on Main Street during the winter when trucks are making deliveries, which is normally in the morning. He also said sometimes tour buses spur complaints. "However overall, the police department has received very few complaints concerning idling vehicles over the last few years . . . ," Evans wrote. He said tickets are rarely issued since drivers "willingly comply" with a request from an officer to turn off the engine. The chief provided the section of the Park City law that governs idling vehicles, which says that it is unlawful for "any person to park a vehicle on a street or public parking facility without stopping the engine, locking the ignition, and removing the key from the ignition . . ." Building figures solid The Park City construction industry remains ahead of the numbers recorded in 2004, the city’s Building Department reported. According to the Building Department, a little more than $81.3 million in construction had been permitted through the end of September, a slight increase from the approximately $77 million recorded through the end of September 2004. In September, the Building Department tallied 144 permits worth more than $9.1 million, down significantly from the August figures, when more than $16.5 million in construction was permitted. The September numbers were down slightly from September 2004. In September, the department granted permits for 10 single-family homes valued at a combined $4.6 million. Also permitted were two industrial buildings, valued at $54,358.60. The Building Department said 101 alterations or additions received permits, with those to dwellings valued at a little more than $2.6 million and those to commercial buildings put at $410,986. The number of electrical, plumbing and mechanical permits compared to past reports was mixed. Compiled by Jay Hamburger
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Park City officials are expected to present information about upcoming work on the Treasure acreage designed to guard against a wildfire, as well as a series of other City Hall projects and programs, at an open house that is scheduled next week.