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County Council to interview Planning Commission applicants

The Summit County Council is scheduled to interview five candidates for the two open seats on the Snyderville Basin Planning Commission Wednesday night. The two incumbents, Canice Harte and Mike Franklin, are vying to keep their seats, while newcomers Joel Fine, Josh Hobson and Carol Cohen seek new appointments.

The candidates are:

Canice Harte has served on the commission since 2014 and is currently its vice chair. He owns and operates Park City Running Company, in Pinebrook, and has lived in Summit County for the last 11 years.

Mike Franklin lives in Jeremy Ranch and is the owner of Lucky Rods, a custom fly rod manufacturer. He has lived in Summit County for 24 years and has served on the planning commission since 2011. If appointed, this would be his third and last term.

Joel Fine is a Kimball Junction resident and real estate agent with Bershire Hathaway HomeServices Utah. He has lived in Summit County for 12 years.

Josh Hobson lives in Park City and works as freelance chef in the Park City area. He has lived in Summit County for six years.

Carol Cohen lives in the Trailside neighborhood and works at the non-profit Rural Community Assistance Corporation. She has lived in Summit County for 26 years.

According to Planning Commissioner Chuck Klingenstein, the new and/or reappointed commissioners will have plenty on their plates, including, updating and rewriting the development code to better align with the Snyderville Basin General Plan, proposals to redevelop The Colby School on S.R. 224, amendments to the Canyons Specially Planned Area Development Agreement, and Powdr Corporation’s Woodward Park City, a proposed 52,000-square-foot action-sports center at Gorgoza Park.

The Snyderville Basin Planning District serves the western side of Summit County, in the unincorporated areas surrounding Park City. Other council members are Bea Peck, Thomas Cooke, Colin DeFord, Chuck Klingenstein and Malena Stevens.


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