Summit County plans to seek restraining order against helicopter landings |

Summit County plans to seek restraining order against helicopter landings

The chairman of the Summit County Council said Thursday evening he understands the County Courthouse plans to seek a temporary restraining order in an effort to halt helicopter landings in the Snyderville Basin that are apparently ferrying people into the Park City area for the Sundance Film Festival.

Roger Armstrong did not have details about a temporary restraining order. Robert Hilder, the Summit County attorney, was not immediately available. Armstrong said Summit County officials have received complaints about helicopter flights in the vicinity of Old Ranch Road. He said the county attorney informed him of the move for a temporary restraining order during a conversation on Thursday.

"Nobody has reached out to apply for permits to do that. They’ve been told permits are required," Armstrong said.

It was not immediately clear what helicopter firm was involved in the flights.

Uber, the transportation company, indicated as Sundance approached it would offer helicopter service in Park City during the opening days of the film festival. Officials in Park City and Summit County said no permits had been issued, however.

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