November 4, 2022 – Election Info, EMS Update, Property Taxes, Winter Parking Restrictions & more

General Election 

Up first, the 2022 General Election is this coming Tuesday, November 8, so we want to cover some important information for Summit County voters. 

Early voting is taking place as we speak. If you need to vote early for any reason, you can do so now through Saturday, November 5 AND on Monday, November 7 anytime between 8 AM and 5 PM. Early voting locations are: the Clerk’s Office at the Courthouse in Coalville or at the Kimball Junction Branch of the Summit County Library in the Main Floor Conference Room.  

If you’re planning to VOTE BY MAIL, your ballots must be postmarked by this coming MONDAY, November 7. Ballots were mailed to Summit County voters early this month. If you haven’t received your ballot please call the Summit County Clerk’s Office at 435-336-3203. 

If you’re planning to vote in person on election day or by drop box, you can find election day voting locations and times, and drop box locations, at

EMS Update 

Ok moving on to this week’s County Council meeting. We know Emergency Medical Services (EMS) in the county has been a hot topic over the last couple months, and we have an update from Wednesday’s meeting. 

Back in early August, Park City Fire District (PCFD) presented to the Council the possibility of PCFD exiting their current interlocal agreement with Summit County to independently provide EMS within their district boundaries with no financial support from the County. Instead, they requested that the revenues collected from billings within PCFD boundaries go to them and not the County.

Simultaneously, a master planning process for Emergency Medical Services across the county began this summer to make sure the County’s EMS system is reliable, viable, and sustainable for all residents and visitors now and into the future.

While the findings from the master planning study are gathered and analyzed, the current agreements between PCFD and Summit County are set to expire this coming February, so a temporary solution is needed.

At Wednesday’s County Council meeting, the Council approved amendments to the three interlocal agreements between PCFD and the County that will extend EMS services to Park City, North Summit and South Summit for another year, as a more permanent solution, with support from the EMS master planning study, is identified.

Additionally, the agreement for services in PCFD boundaries also specifies that PCFD can collect EMS revenues, for one year only, within their district boundaries and not receive any budget from the County. The County will still provide funding to PCFD to provide EMS in North Summit and South Summit and will continue to collect the billings charged in those areas.

Basically, what this means is that while the County, in partnership with the mayors and three fire districts, figures out the best option for providing reliable, viable, and sustainable EMS services county-wide, PCFD will continue to operate EMS in all three areas of the County as they do today.

Doug Retirement  

After six years, Doug Clyde retired from the Summit County Council on Wednesday, November 2. We wanted to take a moment to recognize and thank Doug for all he’s done to improve the health, safety, and welfare of our community, and celebrate his commitment to making Summit County an all-around better place for those who live and visit here.

As a council member, Doug served with passion about water quality and land use. He became an expert on issues involving riparian and sensitive lands. He has an unwavering commitment to decreasing sprawl, reducing traffic, improving transit, and keeping Summit County’s air and water clean.

Doug also served as the Council Chair during the COVID-19 pandemic. He responded to citizen concerns, supported staff, and helped lead the County through this crisis. He led us well.  

He will be remembered for his colorful commentary on issues, his humor, and his commitment to preserving the agricultural heritage and rural nature of eastern Summit County and improving quality of life for Summit County residents. Thank you for everything, Doug.

Property Taxes 

Moving on to some quick reminders for our listeners… 

First up, it’s tax bill season! Property tax bills were mailed last week. If you haven’t received your bill already, be sure to keep a lookout for it in the mail this week.  

Taxes are due November 30. At you can pay your bill online, arrange for automatic payments, change your mailing address, and set up email notifications. 

If you have any questions, please email the Treasurer’s Office at or call (435) 336-3038.

Winter Parking 

Next, we have a quick winter safety reminder. As we enter the winter months, be aware that seasonal parking limits will go into effect starting November 15 and will last through April 15. There will be NO on-street parking on County roads, unless otherwise marked. 

For more tips on being safe this winter, you can go to the homepage of and click “2022-2023 Winter Safety Reminders” right under the Summit County News section. 

Snow Talk 

And, finally, SnowTalk is coming soon! Join Summit County, Park City Municipal, and our local resorts (including Deer Valley, Park City, and the UOP) at the Park City Hospital Blair Education Center on Monday, November 14, from 6-8 p.m. for a community presentation and open house about the upcoming winter season. Dinner and childcare will be provided.

If you are unable to attend in person, the presentation portion can be viewed live on Zoom. Questions will not be taken via Zoom. Please join us in-person for questions and conversation! 

You can find the Zoom link and more information on the homepage under “Summit County News” and selecting “SnowTalk”.