Potential conflicts of interest disclosed
Summit County officials recently updated their conflict-of-interest disclosure statements. Here is a list of reasons they may need to recuse themselves from some discussions: Summit County Commissioner Ken Woolstenhulme is part owner of more than 22 acres of land in South Summit that contains farm buildings. Woolstenhulme also owns a home in Oakley and Ken’s Kash a grocery store in the East Side municipality. Summit County Commissioner Bob Richer is also an associate broker with Prudential Utah Real Estate. He is president of Richer Development Services, Inc., and on the board of directors for Arnold Machinery Company. Richer owns his home in Ranch Place. Summit County Commissioner Sally Elliott is president of the Park City Rotary Club, treasurer of the Courchevel Club and owns her home in Prospector. Summit County Sheriff Dave Edmunds owns his home in Kamas. Edmunds’ chief deputy Dave Booth declared no potential conflicts of interest. An affidavit filed Jan. 6 by Summit County Attorney David Brickey identifies no potential conflicts of interest. Summit County Treasurer Glen Thompson owns almost six acres of land in the county and his house in Peoa. Chief Deputy Treasurer Beth Jacobson owns her home on Chalk Creek Road. Summit County Recorder Alan Spriggs owns a recreational lot in Summit County and is co-trustee to several acres of land owned by family members. Spriggs also owns his house on Hoytsville Road. Mary Ann Trussell, chief deputy recorder, owns a house in Henefer and a quarter interest in several lots in the county. Summit County Justice Court Judge Lynn Sadler’s disclosure lists no potential conflicts of interest. Summit County Assessor Barbara Kresser owns her home on Hoytsville Road in North Summit. Carla Dee Richins, the county’s chief deputy assessor, owns a house on Chalk Creek Road and more than 853 acres in North Summit. Steve Jenkins, director of the Summit County Health Department is also a board member in the North Summit School District and owns his house on Hoytsville Road. Summit County Auditor Blake Frazier, who is also the mayor of Oakley, owns his house in Oakley, a quarter interest in Dick’s Drive In in Kamas and a portion of F & V storage in Oakley. Frazier’s chief deputy, JaNae Blonquist owns an interest in several parcels in Summit County. Summit County Clerk Sue Follett owns her home in Hoytsville. Launa Blonquist, the county’s chief deputy clerk, owns her home in Henefer. Kevin Callahan, administrator for Summit County Public Works, owns his home in Park Meadows. Summit County Community Development Director Nora Shepard owns her home in Pinebrook. Some government officials must update their conflict-of-interest disclosures annually. State law prohibits them from accepting gifts in excess of $50. — Patrick Parkinson
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