July 28, 2023 – Property Valuation Maps, Curbside Yard Waste Program, Let’s Talk Initiative & Summit County Fair

This week, we cover: 

  • Assessor’s Office Property Valuation Maps
  • Summit County Curbside Yard Waste Program
  • ‘Let’s Talk’ initiative
  • Summit County Fair + Jana Kramer Concert

Property Valuation Maps 

The Summit County’s Assessor was in front of the council this week to demonstrate the Assessor’s property valuation mapping tool! The Assessor’s Office has been working hard to create an online interactive web platform that increases accessibility to valuation information by sharing public details about Summit County properties.

These maps:

  • Provide county taxpayers with a resource to examine the equity of the 2023 tax assessment
  • Allow users to visualize various aspects of the county assessment such as market values, taxable values, the area factor rate, quality, year built and square footage
  • Break down the price per square foot and also show the percentage change from last year’s property valuation

Folks can access the interactive maps at summitcounty.org/assessor or directly at summitcounty.info/propertyvaluemaps. If you want a quick tutorial on how to use the maps, please visit summitcounty.info/valuationmapshowto

Yard Waste Program 

In case you missed our special episode last week, the Summit County Curbside Yard Waste Program is an optional curbside yard waste program Republic Services is planning to offer to selected locations in Summit County in Spring 2024. 

In order to successfully launch the program, we need 3,500 residences in the selected area to opt into the program. If the minimum number of sign ups are received, participating residents will receive 95-gallon yard waste carts in which they can place residential yard waste. The carts will be placed on the curb for weekly collection – just like residents’ normal trash bins!

To learn more about the program, including how to see if your home falls into the selected areas, and how to sign up, please visit summitcounty.org/yardwaste

Let’s Talk Initiative 

Park City Leadership’s Class 29 was in front of the council this week to present their class project called, Let’s Talk, a leadership training program focused on facilitating more civil discourse in our community. 

The program is built around the simple, but powerful belief that holding conversations that connect people instead of dividing them is a skill that can be trained and modeled by our community leaders. Inspired by some of the country’s most successful communication education programs and assembled in partnership with Mountain Mediation Center, Let’s Talk provides skills based, interactive training to participants. In just a few short hours, participants will learn or refresh skills that they can implement immediately, including how to be self aware entering a discussion, how to listen actively and intently, why finding common ground is the foundation of a connected conversation, and how to communicate to connect instead of to convince.

There is an opportunity for the public  to get involved in the program happening on August 10 from 6 to 9 pm at the Blair Education Center at Park City Hospital. Learn more and sign up at www.letstalk-parkcity.com

Summit County Fair 

Finally, the Summit County Fair is back NEXT WEEKEND on August 5 through August 12! 

Come join us and experience this traditional, small-town fair with cowboys and bucking broncos, a carnival, fair royalty, home canned goods, flowers, vegetables, and so much more! Events are held throughout Summit County, but the home-base is in Coalville at the Summit County Fairgrounds!  

The signature Demolition Derby event is happening next Saturday, August 5, and the PRCA Rodeo is taking place Friday, August 11 and Saturday, August 12th! To get tickets, view the rest of the fair’s schedule, and more, please visit summitcountyfair.org.

And, don’t forget, Jana Kramer is coming to the Summit County Fairgrounds in Coalville on August 19th! With special guests Josh Kelly and Jagertown and tickets starting at just $10…this is a don’t miss exciting night of entertainment! To learn more about the event and to buy your tickets, please visit summitcounty.info/janakramer.