Owners of commercial dog kennel on State Road 248 apply for permit
July 19, 2016
After relocating their doggie-daycare business from Midway to just outside of the Kamas City limits on State Road 248, the owners of Fetch Park City recently submitted an application to the Summit County Planning Department to continue operating in the new location.
The Eastern Summit County Planning Commission plans to hold a public hearing regarding the conditional-use permit request at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 21, at the Summit County Courthouse, in Coalville. The item is listed for a public hearing and possible action.
Fetch Park City is located on a 50-acre property just outside of Kamas along State Road 248 in an area zoned for agriculture grazing. The business is requesting a variance in allowed uses to continue operating a dog-care business on the property legally, according to the applicant, Bob Saylor. His daughter, Tori, oversees the business.
Two years ago, the Saylors were in the process of purchasing a site in Park City. However, they ran into some issues when the city was unable to offer them a business license because the city lacked the provisions within the code to accommodate that sort of business.
When the issue was settled and Fetch Park City was issued a license in Park City, the location was no longer available, Saylor said, adding that they, instead, temporarily relocated the business to Midway until the Kamas Valley property became available in December.
Fetch Park City currently provides services to Summit and Wasatch County residents for short-term daycare services, including pick-ups and drops-offs. The property has a 3,000-square-foot climate-controlled space to house up to 40 dogs. At first, Fetch Park City will be primarily offering day and overnight boarding services, with the hopes of eventually expanding, according to a Summit County Planning Department staff report.
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Saylor said traffic and noise impacts from the business are limited by its location. He said no more than two or three customers frequent the property at one time, adding that the business model is designed to reduce on-site visits.
The kennels and dog runs are located more than 200 feet from the closest property boundary, according to the staff report, which goes on to say that the design of the space and included fencing should further prevent dogs from escaping to nearby properties or chasing wildlife. About 10 homes are nearby.
Amir Caus, a Summit County planner, said staff has not yet found anything that warrants denial of the application, adding that the business meets the minimum requirements necessary for approval. Caus said homeowners within 1,000 feet of the property were notified of the upcoming hearing.
"There are just a couple of accessory buildings and one accessory dwelling unit that will be used for housing the dogs," Caus said. "Other than that, they just have to meet the conditional-use criteria and I see that as being met so there are no real issues."
To view the staff report on the conditional-use permit request, go to
http://summitcounty.org/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Agenda/07212016-875?html=true under 'Public hearing and possible action.'
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