Snyderville Basin Recreation District Bond
Question 1: Who can vote on this issue?
Registered voters who live in the Snyderville Basin Recreation District are eligible to vote on this issue. The Basin Recreation District encompasses all of the unincorporated areas within the Park City School District excluding Park City proper.
Question 2: What is the Snyderville Basin Recreation District and who runs it?
The Snyderville Basin Recreation District was formed in 1993 by the Summit County Commission. Property owners within the district pay a property tax levy to acquire open space and to build and maintain trails and recreation facilities in the district.
The district is overseen by a seven-member Administrative Control Board whose members are appointed by the Summit County Council.
Question 3: How much will the bond cost taxpayers within the Recreation District?
If the bond is approved by voters in the upcoming General Election, the owner of a typical primary home in the district valued at $652,000 would see a $125 annual property tax increase. The owner of a second home or commercial property (which are taxed at a higher rate) would see a $227 increase on a property of similar value. The bond is anticipated to be paid off over a period of 21 years.
Question 4: What will the $25 million be used for?
Based on community interest surveys conducted by Basin Recreation and the Park City Recreation Department the $25 million bond would be spent in three major areas. The largest portion, $15 million, would be set aside to purchase additional open space. Approximately $2 million would be earmarked for trail development, $2.5 million would be spent on building a gymnasium at the Basin Fieldhouse. The District has also agreed to spend $2.5 million on a jointly funded project with Park City to add a second ice sheet at the Park City Ice Arena at Quinn’s Junction.
- $15 million for Open Space Acquisition
Of the $25 million, the lion’s share would be set aside for open space acquisition. The Basin Open Space Advisory Committee (BOSAC) has already identified some parcels of interest.
- $5.5 million for Fieldhouse Gym
Projects under consideration: Multipurpose gymnasium; Additional parking
- $2.5 million for Ice Sheet
Projects under consideration: Second ice sheet at Park City Ice Arena (joint project with Park City); Infrastructure to support addition
- $2 million for Trails Development
Projects under consideration: Pedestrian crossing over/under State Road 224 near Parley’s Park Elementary; Trail connection on east side of S.R. 224 between Park City Market and Bear Hollow Drive; Trail connection on the west side of S.R. 224 between lower Village Road at Canyons Resort and The McPolin Farm; U.S. 40 underpass at Rail Trail to Silver Creek
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