Lucky John residents weigh in on turnaround |

Lucky John residents weigh in on turnaround

The Park City School Board, on Tuesday, heard residents of Lucky John Drive raise issues with the new turnaround being discussed and also bid farewell to Superintendent Dave Adamson.

Residents voice concern about turnaround

The board may partner with the city to build a new turnaround at the student drop off on Lucky John Drive. At their last meeting, the board decided to try and address the problem of parents backing up out of the parking spaces there and endangering children.

Pat Horyna, who lives on the street, worries that a new turnaround will not be a solution.

"Our biggest concern is, please don’t create any new problems," she said.

Horyna acknowledged the area is a hazard and said it is lucky a child has not been hit there.

After a discussion weighing several options the school board determined they will erect a barrier that creates a pull-through lane, prohibiting people from parking in the area. It will test if a more permanent structure, similar to the barrier, is effective or not in solving the problem.

"Frankly, I’m very skeptical at making anything work over there at all," said Chaplin.

Board bids farewell to Superintendent

Any time a person leaves the school board it is tradition for each member to say a few words about the individual stepping down.

The meeting on August 15 marked Adamson’s last.

"We’re going to miss him," Vern Christensen said.

Kathryn Adair complimented the Superintendent on being able to make strategic planning fun, and said she was always impressed with how much he cares for students at all levels.

"You’ve done a magnificent and responsive job for us," Lisa Kirchenheiter said.

Many of the members, including Kim Carson, expressed gratitude for the superintendent’s ability to listen and extract pertinent information from long discussions.

"You (came) highly recommended and it was with good reason," Kim Carson said.

Business Administrator Patty Murphy noted that before she met Adamson, she knew of his great reputation.

School board President David Chaplin listed the things he learned from Adamson.

"All of us in the education game are partners," he said.

Adamson’s administrative assistant, Nancy Scott, was hesitant to say farewell.

"I don’t want to say goodbye," she said.

The district has currently narrowed down the Superintendent search to two applicants who will be interviewed later in Aug.

District says no to bio diesel for buses

"We have looked seriously at bio diesel for our school buses," Adamson said.

It was determined this would not be cost effective, but there are other vehicles in the district Adamson said, such as vans, that could possibly be converted to the more environmentally friendly fuel.

Shade shelters approved for Ecker Hill

District administrator for the Snyderville Basin Special Recreation District, Bonnie Park, asked the school board to approve the installation of shade shelters in the bleachers area so the project can be completed this fall.

The school board voted unanimously to approve the project.

Boys and Girls Club to meet at McPolin

Community Education Director, Judy Tukuafu, asked the board to allow the Park City Boys and Girls Club to meet at McPolin Elementary School for its after school program. The club will meet there for a year while they find another location. The building used by the group at City Park is undergoing construction during the next year which prompted them to seek temporary space with the school district.

The school board voted unanimously to approve the project.

Contracts awarded

The installation of the classroom video control systems in Park City High School will be handled by General Communications at the cost of $193,000.

Ecolab, a company Murphy reported works with several other school districts in the state, was awarded a $20,000 contract for preventative maintenance and repair in school kitchens.

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