Members sought for task force that will delve into range of issues

Jay Hamburger THE PARK RECORD

Park City is accepting applications from people interested in serving on a task force that will delve into issues regarding off-leash areas and related topics, an important step leaders envisioned as they recently created two spaces where dogs are allowed to be off leashes.

The task force membership will include a combination of government representatives, figures from not-for-profit organizations and the general public. It is expected to study facilities, including the existing off-leash areas, the possibilities of other ones and the prospects of setting aside spaces where dogs would be prohibited. The task force will also discuss policies regarding the off-leash areas.

Heinrich Deters, the trails and open space manager at City Hall and one of the staffers heavily involved in the discussions about off-leash areas, said the task force is anticipated to meet twice per month starting in late February. A City Hall advertisement seeking members indicates the appointments will last through July 31.

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