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Motorcycle accident on Sunday at Kimball Junction; rider OK

Motorcycle accident on Sunday

According to Det. Ron Bridge with the Summit County Sheriff’s Office, a motorcyclist was descending the Utah Olympic Park Boulevard on Sunday when he lost control, slid off the road, struck a sign and slid into a ditch.

The rider, a Salt Lake Valley resident, was not wearing a helmet. A ground ambulance took the man to an area hospital with what were believed to be non-life threatening injuries.

DMV budget shifted

The funding Summit County provides for the maintenance of the Utah Department of Motor Vehicles operations in the county has been shifted from the Assessor’s Office to the Treasurer’s Office. Assessor Steve Martin and Treasurer Corrie Kirklen both told the County Council Wednesday it was a good idea.

Health Dept. open midday

For years, the Summit County Health Department clinics closed for lunch between noon and 1 p.m. The schedule was recently changed so that the offices are now open in the middle of the day during many residents’ lunch hour to better serve the community. All three clinics are now open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. without interruption.

Site plans debated on East Side

According to Summit County Planner Adryan Slaght, the East Side Planning Commission has been discussing site plan requirements. Residents feel the regulations are too restrictive, but many are in place to prevent problems, Slaght said. The planning commission is considering how to make the process easier to understand.

Proposals to amend the procedure for granting Specially Planned Area permits have been tabled while the commission discusses zoning amendments.

The planning commission will discuss proposed changes to regulation of commercial non-conforming buildings on June 1.

Commercial rezone OK’d for Uintas

High Uinta Ventures, a snowmobiling and ATV guide and rental service near the Bear River near Evanston, Wyoming, was granted a commercial rezone Wednesday. The company is an existing business across from The Bear River Lodge. It is surrounded by Uinta Forest land.

Clarification: More than one ACS

There are more than one Park City companies that use the acronym ACS. The business of the alleged voyeur arrested last week is Advanced Computer Systems, which also does business as Adventa Computer Systems, LLC.

Correction: Discovery site 22 acres

The size of the site where developers would like to build the Discovery residential project near the Weilenmann School of Discovery was incorrectly in the May 14 issue of The Park Record. The site is 70 acres, with the majority of the homes planned for 22 acres.

Don’t buy minors alcohol

The Summit County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting a "Shoulder Tap" program this month to keep teenagers away from alcohol and safe at a time of year when many celebrate end-of-school-year activities. It is against the law to purchase or provide alcohol to anyone under the age of 21. Breaking this law can result in a fine up to $2,500 and/or spending up to one year in jail.

A "Shoulder Tap" program is conducted outside places that sell alcohol in Summit County. During this time, underage youth will ask adults to buy alcohol for them. Law enforcement will monitor the scene and arrest anyone providing alcohol to the youth.

"Drinking alcohol is particularly dangerous for young people because their bodies are still developing" said Geri Essen, Health Promotion Director of the Summit County Health Department in a press release. "When the physical effects of alcohol are coupled with emotional immaturity and inexperience, the effects on young adults can be devastating."

Take a bike ride at Swaner

On May 18 from 5:30 to 7 p.m., the Summit County 4H is celebrating National Bike Month by holding a community ride at the Swaner EcoCenter for children in grades 3 though 12 and their families. The event is free, but please register with Sally Upton at 435-252-3576 or Participants should provide their own bike, a Consumer Product Safety Commission approved helmet, and water. Snacks and drinks will be provided during a mid-ride break and at the end of the ride.

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