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Can't county combat commercial congestion?


Have you heard of any county progress to combat the congestion from McDonalds down past the factory outlet stores down Kilby Road? They’re adding more commercial but not solving the congestion problem? Do you have any answers from the county on what they are going to do about that? Every time I call and leave a message no one returns my call and I live right behind the outlets. I’m very frustrated.

Sara Maute

Park City

Don Imus is back; Kilbourn should be too


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I am a former member of your community. I now reside in Draper and continue to suscribe to The Park Record. My favorite page was John Kilbourn’s cartoons with local interest! Now that it is gone, I do not look forward to my delivered PR. His cartoons were always so relevant to the events of the week, and so well illustrated.

Everyone makes mistakes. John’s mistake was minuscule compared to Don Imus and Don is back. Give John a chance –and rehire him.


Jim and Lynda Krog

Draper, Utah

Housing project is in line with city code


In her letter concerning the development of affordable housing in Park City, Ruth Gezelius stated that the affordable housing project on Deer Valley Drive (The Line Condominiums) has "created a major parking problem in the area as the site cannot handle the number of vehicles generated by this density" and that vehicles must park on the sidewalk, causing pedestrians to walk in the street.

To set the record straight, The Line exceeds the number of parking spaces required under Park City’s Land Management Code. In addition, there are signs posted in front of the project prohibiting parking on the street or sidewalk so any violators should be ticketed. The density of the project is less than half of the density permitted under the zoning for this parcel. Scott Loomis

Executive director, Mountainlands Community Housing Trust

Give Egyptian, galleries a standing ovation


The kids and staff of the middle school Arts-Kids program want to publicly thank the Egyptian Theater for their generous assistance in allowing the young people from all over the county to be able to experience Peter Pan last Friday. I wish the Egyptian staff could have seen the sparkle of wonder and awe in the children’s eyes as they became enthralled by the action on stage and traveled to Never-Never Land with Peter and Wendy. They would then understand what a gift they have given to 50 young people across Summit County. Thank you, Egyptian Theater marketing staff.

The previous week the elementary children in Arts-Kids took a small gallery tour to the CODA, Stanfield and Julie Nester Galleries. The children had a wonderful time and were greeted by friendly, welcoming staff, who explained some of the artistic processes and told stories about the artists of the works that they saw. For some children, their field trip was the first experience in visiting an art gallery.

We are lucky to live in a town where there are so many opportunities to experience the arts. Pat Drewry Sanger Founder/executive director, Arts-Kids

Robert’s right: Deed restrictions don’t work


Thank you Robert Ainsworth. Finally someone has made some sense regarding affordable housing deed restrictions in Park City. If you meet the strict criteria for the purchase of an affordable home (many investing ALL their savings to do so). And then you work hard to improve your lifestyle; good for you, good for your family, good for the neighborhood and good for the community. Understand that an affordable home is more than likely a condominium. Now your family has grown and you need to buy a larger home to continue to enjoy the American dream but can no longer afford to live in your neighborhood because while your neighbors are getting fair market value for their homes you are only able to get 3% compounded over the number of years lived there. Because you are living in a condominium, adding another room is not an option sooo you must continue to live in cramped quarters (need I go into wear and tear on cramped living space with children) or sell at your allowed profit and move to another town, another job, another affordable home and so on … Park City needs workers who are willing to pay the price to keep this wonderful town running smoothly. Workers are needed. Let’s help them build our community and then be able to live in it.

Carol Wainman

Park City

Third grade thanks Zions for supporting education


The third grade at McPolin Elementary would like to thank Andy Garland, manager of Zions Bank, for his support of our third-grade children. We appreciate the projects that were provided by Jamie Breza, who works for Zions Bank. Zions Bank’s financial support will help make more field trips possible. Again, thanks to Zions Bank for their help with the education of our children.

Third-grade teachers

Tori Carson

Linda Dugins

Kim Jensen