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$$$ could help fund a dog park

The second dog was pepper sprayed in Park City in two months in May as the Summit County Commission considered helping fund construction of a dog park at Quinn’s Junction.

Unleashed dogs have long challenged Park City, with many people refusing to follow leash laws and choosing instead to walk their dogs without leashes. A leash law is in effect throughout Summit County, however.

A panel tasked with suggesting how Summit County spends money the Recreation, Arts and Parks Tax generates recommends Park City officials receive $27,706 to help build the dog park, slated to open in July, at the earliest.

State law earmarks a chunk of RAP Tax for public recreation projects in Summit County. The Summit County RAP Tax Recreation Advisory Committee recommended May 28 how to spend $599,809, which is collected from sales taxes.

The County Commission is expected to review the recommendations June 11.

"We had a fair amount of money to distribute,"

said Basin resident Tim Douglas, chairman of the RAP Tax panel.

A grant for $124,204 could allow the Snyderville Basin Special Recreation District to build an aquatic playground at Trailside Park.

"Similar to what you see at Gateway (in Salt Lake City,)" Douglas explained.

Partly based on population, the Snyderville Basin could receive nearly 50 percent of the funds as Park City splits the other half with communities in eastern Summit County.

"North Summit has the feeling of being left out, and we’re doing our best to try to take care of that," Douglas said, adding that South Summit and North Summit could each receive almost 13 percent of the funds.

Officials in Coalville could receive $40,697 for a skate park.

"That grant would get us started," Coalville Mayor Duane Schmidt said.

The panel’s recommendations include:

City Hall — $4,112 for a park on Grant Avenue; $27,706 for a dog park at the recreation complex at Quinn’s Junction; $83,003 for improvements at Park City Golf Club; $27,413 to cover costs at the ice rink at Quinn’s Junction

Snyderville Basin Special Recreation District — $124,204 for an aquatic playground at Trailside Park; $22,554 for improvements at the Basin Recreation Field House; $140,374 for projects at the ice rink at Quinn’s Junction

Park City School District — $11,580 for new flooring

Coalville — $40,697 for a skate park

Mountain Trails Foundation — $4,711 for Rail Trail improvements

Henefer — $13,195 for a stage in Henefer Town Park

North Summit School District — $17,355 for wrestling equipment

Summit County Fairgrounds — $9,485 for picnic tables and scoreboards

Kamas — $20,248 to remodel buildings

Peoa Recreation — $53,172 for restrooms and a kitchen at Woodenshoe Park

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