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MAYOR’S MESSAGE Various organizations throughout the Holladay community, in partnership with the Friend -2-Friend youth organization and Holladay Interfaith Council organized the “Unity In Our Community Through Service” event for Monday, September 13th. You can view details in the accompanying flyer. It’s their way of participating in the National Day of Service and Remembrance that recognizes the 20-year anniversary of the September 11th attack. They chose Monday, the 13th to offer maximum participation opportunities for those wishing to donate time and/or resources for the event. A day born of hate will be remembered and celebrated through acts of charity and service through their theme, “Donate-Serve-Celebrate”. Representatives from our Holladay Police Precinct and Holladay Fire Station will be recognized as part of the evening’s festivities. Most of us will forever remember where we were and what we were doing on September 11th, 2001. If not this event, I hope we can all find some way to honor this sacred day. But most importantly, to always remember those that lost their lives, the courageous acts of first responders and support personnel in the days that followed and celebrate those who continue to protect and serve our communities in all the days that have followed. Never Forget, Rob Dahle, Mayor

Highland Drive Transportation Study Survey The City has kicked off a transportation study on Highland Drive between Arbor Lane and Van Winkle Expressway to plan for future improvements in the next 10-20 years. The study team will evaluate transportation solutions to increase safety and alleviate congestion for all roadway users of Highland Drive. It will also evaluate ways to improve connectivity and accessibility for all types of transportation (walking, biking, transit, vehicles, etc.) on this critical corridor. Let us know what you think! This study is the first step to any transportation improvements on this segment of Highland Drive. Use the QR code or visit to view the planning options, share your feedback and see what comes next. The survey will be open Sept. 13, 2021, through Oct. 13, 2021. Sign up for future updates by emailing or calling (385) 888-ROAD (7623). CURRENT CONSTRUCTION PROJECT The City is currently improving intersections on Highland Drive to improve safety and repair infrastructure. Construction is scheduled to continue through fall 2021. This project is not related to the transportation study. If you have questions about the intersections project, please email holladayintersections@ or call 844-452-6200.



Back to School Traffic Safety Reminders    Chief Justin Hoyal, UPD Holladay Precinct With school starting last month, we want to continue to ensure the safety of all of our children as they go to and from school. This last year we have seen increased speeds on all the traveled roads. With the school year having started, it is so important that we watch for the flashing yellow lights in the school zones and adhere to them. As a reminder, the speed limit in a school zone is 20 mile per hour. As you travel through the school zones, please watch for crossing guards as well. They do all they can to make sure that the children cross the street safely. Watch for their direction to stop. We have had many instances where motorists drive around the crossing guards while they are holding their stop signs. They only stop traffic when kids are about to cross or are crossing the street. Driving around the crossing guard only puts the safety of the children in jeopardy. The last thing I would like to remind everyone about is school busses. The flashing yellow lights mean you can pass at 20 miles per hour. If the lights are flashing red, you must stop. Those lights mean children could be crossing the street and could jump out in front of traffic very easily. Please follow the direction of the lights on the school busses. Our children have so many things to focus on while at school that we don’t want them to have to worry about traffic as well. Please do your part to help ensure they get to school safely. Officers will be strictly enforcing the speed limits in our school zones to ensure our students arrive at school and focus on what they are there for, their education. In the end, our goal is to keep everyone safe. We want to work together to keep Holladay a great and safe community to live, work and recreate.


Happenings at the Holladay Library Saturday, Sept 4th: The Holladay Book Club o We will be discussing The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon Tuesday Sept 14th: Let’s Get Cloud! With Clark Planetarium 4pm o Learn about how cloud’s form, outdoors with the County Library & Clark Planetarium. Intended for 10-15 year olds. Saturday Sept 18th: How to Save Seeds 11am o In preparation for the new Holladay Library Seed Library (coming in February 2022), come learn the best ways to save seeds from plants that you have grown. Monday Sept 20th: Red Cross Blood Drive 2pm7:15 pm o Give blood to help others. Schedule your appointment: or 1.800.RED. CROSS Thursday Sept 2, 16, 23 & 30: Teen Thursdays 3:30 Saturday Sept 11, 18 & 25: Beginning Yoga 10:30am o beginning yoga class for adults. Limited space. First come, first serve. All of September: Art Show with art by Jonathan Lisonbee All programming is subject to change due to ongoing changes in the Covid-19 rates. Some events may be moved outdoors. To get the most current information, please keep an eye on the schedule at and choose Holladay Library as your location! If you have questions, call the library at 801-943-4636

City Of Holladay • 4580 South 2300 East • 801.272.9450 •

Rob Dahle, Mayor 801-580-3056 Sabrina Petersen, District 1 801-859-9427 Matt Durham, District 2 801-999-0781 Paul Fotheringham, District 3 801-424-3058 Drew Quinn, District 4 801-272-6526 Dan Gibbons, District 5 385-215-0622 Gina Chamness, City Manager

PUBLIC MEETINGS: City Council – first and third Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. Planning Commission – first and third Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m.

CITY OFFICES: Mon-Fri. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. • 801-272-9450 4580 South 2300 East • Holladay, UT 84117 Community Development Finance Justice Court Code Enforcement


801-527-3890 801-527-2455 801-273-9731 801-527-3890

Emergency 911 UPD Dispatch (Police) 801-743-7000 UFA Dispatch (Fire) 801-840-4000 Animal Control 385-468-7387 Garbage/Sanitation 385-468-6325 Holladay Library 801-944-7627 Holladay Lions Club 385-468-1700 Mt. Olympus Sr. Center 385-468-3130 Holladay Post Office 801-278-9947 Cottonwood Post Office 801-453-1991 Holliday Water 801-277-2893 Watermaster - Big Cottonwood Tanner Ditch system - Art Quayle 801 867-1247

Budget Report – FY 2021-2022 By Gina Chamness, City Manager On August 17, the Holladay City Council adopted a property tax rate and readopted the City’s budget for the fiscal year that began July 1, after going through the City’s first ever Truth in Taxation process to increase the property tax rate. This increase will allow us to focus on

improving roads in neighborhoods throughout the City, and is part of a long-term plan that will prevent roads and other city infrastructure from deteriorating to the same levels we see now. During May and June of each year, the City Manager and the Council discuss projections of revenue that the City expects to receive as well as anticipated needs of the City for the upcoming year. This year, recognizing work done by a Citizen Advisory Group that began meeting in 2018, the City Council recommended a property tax increase. While property taxes for individual property owners may change from year to year depending on a variety of factors, state law is designed to keep the funding that Holladay City receives at roughly the same level over time. Based on that decision by the Council, this year about a third of the City’s overall budget is funded by property tax. Property tax can be confusing. If you believe your property is valued incorrectly, your property valuation can be appealed to the Salt Lake County Board of Equalization through September 15. For more information on how to read your property tax bill, information on the City’s website at For more information on the Board of Equalization, visit About 40% of the City’s overall budget is spent on public safety services. Holladay contracts with the Unified

Police District (UPD) and the Unified Fire Authority (UFA) to provide these services for Holladay residents. The City also contracts with Salt Lake County to provide road maintenance services including snow plows, street sweepers, street light maintenance and general road improvements. This year, the City plans to issue a bond and focus on neighborhood street improvements. If you have questions about the City budget, please contact me at


Salt Lake County Public Works Operations Launches New Citizen Engagement App Salt Lake County Public Works Operations has launched a new free citizen engagement mobile app. You can now report issues with streets, streetlights, traffic signals, snow and ice removal from your phone or mobile device. The CitizenVUE mobile app allows people to give a brief description of an issue, input the problem location via GPS, and add up to five photos per service request. Upon submission a service request number is generated for easy trackability and follow up with Salt Lake County Public Works Operations. The CitizenVUE app is now available for free download via Windows, Apple, and Google Play stores. Find CitizenVUE, and the code that will be needed is: SlcoUT. To access the CitizenVUE website portal and user guidelines visit You can also still report issues by email at or phone 385-468-6101.

Trash in our W A T E R W AY S

80% of trash in our waterways comes from trash generated on land that was improperly thrown away. Reducing the amount of trash we produce overall can reduce the amount of trash that ends up in our waterways. Each individual household may not produce enough pollution to force a water access closure or cause a fish kill, but the combined output of all the homes in a community can be severe. This is why watershed protection is important. Be the change! Consider making a commitment to pick up trash on sidewalks, streets & gutters in your neighborhood. Set a good example to kids, neighbors and friends. Prevent that trash from ending in up our streams, rivers and lakes.

Petapalooza, an Adoption Extravaganza! Saturday, September 25 from 10am – 4pm Join Salt Lake County Animal Services for Petapalooza, a pet adoption event on Saturday, September 25 from 10 AM – 4 PM! This is a Pet Adoption Extravaganza you won’t want to miss. This is a FREE, family and dog-friendly event at Salt Lake County Animal Services, 511 W 3900 S, in Salt Lake City. Celebrate your pets with us! (*Please note the new location.) There will be adoptable dogs, cats, and other small mammals from 10 pet rescues across Utah! There will be local pet product vendors, a pet psychic, “tattoos” for pets, food trucks, and a chance for your pup to run through our new Agility Run. The shelter parking lot will be fenced off to host all the vendors and adoptable pets. Parking will be located to the East, across the street from Salt Lake County Animal Services. Animal Control Officers will be on hand to microchip, and license pets in our jurisdiction as well. Remember all pets in Salt Lake County with a pet license can get a FREE microchip. For more information visit or email

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Holladay City Newsletter | September 2021  

Holladay City Newsletter | September 2021  

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