Deadlines to cast ballots on school bond loom
After months of debate, it’s about time for residents to start casting their votes on the Park City School District’s $56 million bond proposition.
Early voting in Summit County begins Tuesday, Oct. 20, and runs through Oct. 30. Election Day is set for Nov. 3. According to Summit County clerk Kent Jones, the deadline to register to vote early is Oct. 19 and must be done at the County Courthouse in Coalville. To vote on Election Day, residents must register in-person by Oct. 26 or online by Oct. 27. Absentee ballots may be requested until Oct. 29.
According to the Park City School District’s voter information pamphlet, early voting will take place at the Marsac building and the Sheldon Richins Building, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. each week day. All precincts within the school district are eligible to cast ballots at either location.
Five polling locations within the district will be open on Election Day. The locations and their precincts are as follows: Marsac building — Deer Valley North, Deer Valley South, Old Town South and Old Town North; the Eccles Center — Prospector, Thaynes Canyon, Park Meadows South, Park Meadows North, Quarry Mountain, Sidewinder; St. Luke’s Episcopal Church — Silver Springs, Ranch Place, Snyders Mill, Park West, Ranch Road South; Trailside Park Administration Building — Highland Estates East, Highland Estates West, Upper Silver Creek, Lower Silver Creek, Bitner, Kimball Canyon; Ecker Hill Middle School — Lower Pinebrook, Pinebrook North, Upper Pinebrook, Wagon Wheel, Summit Park East, Summit Park West, Jeremy West, Jeremy East, Moose Hollow.
The bond would help fund a $66 million project list that includes: Park City High School expansion and gym remodel ($27.5 million); a new fifth- and sixth-grade school at Ecker Hill campus ($24.8 million); improvements to McPolin Elementary School, including moving the parking lot ($1.4 million); demolition of Treasure Mountain Junior High ($606,336 — none from the bond); athletic facilities improvements ($12 million).
If passed, the 20-year bond would cost homeowners of an average primary residence valued at $639,000 a total of $123 a year, or roughly $19.25 per $100,000 of assessed valuation.
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