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Contractor meeting

Building officials are scheduled to address contractors on Wednesday, April 26 to teach them about issues related to the local construction trade.

The meeting is scheduled from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. in the Jim Santy Auditorium at the Park City Library and Education Center, 1255 Park Ave.

The officials will speak about ‘how to make an inspector your friend – code requirements,’ according to a flier announcing the meeting.

Speakers scheduled for the event include Ron Ivie, who is City Hall’s chief building official, and building inspectors from Park City, Summit County and Wasatch County.

Ivie said his presentation will address issues common in the local construction business like steep slopes and drainage.

"It will be fairly technical," Ivie acknowledges, saying that he plans to talk for about 20 minutes.

People who participate will receive two hours of credit toward renewing their contractor license, the flier indicates.

Registration before April 26 costs $20 and registration that day costs $30.

For more information, call the Park City Area Home Builders Association at 645-9363 or contact the association at geri Historic panel applications

City Hall is seeking people to serve on the Historic Preservation Board, the panel that holds some responsibilities in considering development applications in Old Town.

Three spots are available on July 1 and applications are due May 15.

Terms are for four years and board members are paid $60 per meeting.

The terms of Puggy Holmgren, Roger Durst and Gary Kimball are expiring. ReNae Rezac, an administrator in the Planning Department, said Holmgren and Kimball reapplied but Durst had not by Thursday.

The Historic Preservation Board, which replaced the disbanded Historic District Commission, intervenes in disputes between City Hall staffers and people with design applications in Old Town.

When the two sides fail to agree on an application, they go before the board.

The board also determines whether to award historic-district grants. Members, meanwhile, make decisions regarding whether a building is found to be significant. Such decisions are important when City Hall weighs whether to allow an old building to be torn down.

Members of the panel are not required to be Park City residents.

The Historic Preservation Board meets at 5 p.m. on the first and third Mondays of each month. An advertisement requesting applications indicates that the board usually meets between eight and 12 times in a year.

Applications are available in the Human Resources Department, the Planning Department and the executive offices at City Hall, the Park City Library and Education Center and on the city’s Internet site, http://www.parkcity.org.

For more information, call Rezac at 615-5060.

Subhead: Building numbers

Construction tallies through March 2006 slightly trail those recorded during the same period in 2005, the Park City Building Department reported.

The department said just more than $23 million in construction had been tallied through March. In 2005, the figure at the end of March was a little less than $23.2 million.

In March, the department said, 58 building permits valued at almost $8.2 million combined were issued. The number of permits was up from the previous month but the value of the permits was down. The numbers were up from the previous March, when 52 permits valued at about $5.4 million combined were issued.

Electrical permits were down from the previous month, plumbing permits were up and mechanical permits were up.

The department averaged 157.4 inspections each day in March, down from February but up significantly from the 45.74 inspections per day logged in March 2005.

In March, multi-family construction was especially strong. Three projects totaling 17 units were tallied. They are worth a combined $3.2 million.

Four duplexes were permitted, with a combined value of just more than $1 million.

One single-family home received a permit. It is valued at $473,267.

Compiled by Jay Hamburger


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