Fundraising efforts pay off
Utah Open Lands has raised all but $25,000 toward the $250,000 needed to secure the Toll Canyon deal.
Utah Open Lands has been given three weeks, until Dec. 31, to raise the money. In return, the land owners, the Sorensen family, agreed to lower the $6.1 million asking price by ten percent.
Summit County hopes to purchase the land, with help from Utah Open Lands, Park City, the Snyderville Basin Recreation District and the Basin Open Space Advisory Committee to preserve the 781 acres of wilderness as open space.
Donations for the purchase of Toll Canyon can be made through http://www.utahopenlands.org .
The Summit County Council will vote on the deal at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19 at the Summit County Courthouse, located at 60 North Main Street in Coalville.
The Park City Council will vote on its role in the Toll Canyon agreement during their regularly scheduled meeting on Dec. 20 at the Marsac Building, located at 445 Marsac Avenue.
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Beerman said he is aware of landlords offering relief of some sort, but he also acknowledged the landlords earn a living off the rents they collect.