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Dear Editor, I was born and raised in Holladay, having lived away for a decade, one of the many reasons I moved to back was to develop a sense of community for my children. We waited patiently for the downtown Holladay project to come to fruition and we finally have a real, small town, downtown. The efforts made to create a safe park for our children is something our family looks forward to and talks about everyday. I appreciate the endeavor made by Mayor Dahle greatly in addressing our air problem and making a difference for our future. My children understand this and we try to bike whenever we can, not idle our car, and recycle. My husband and I are avid cyclists and were thrilled when we saw a sign for Flynn’s Bike shop coming. We finally have everything we want in a community. I know our local farmers market will get bigger and our local parties (Moonlight Festival and Lighting of the Tree, etc) are a blast. I have so much pride living in the most beautiful city in Utah. Just today I was biking with my children to our lovely downtown where we enjoyed safer roads due to the bike lane, savored a slice from Great Harvest, and went to our local bike shop to

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get a flat tire fixed. I am outraged to see that there will be a commercial bike shop directly adjacent to Flynn’s. Eric Flynn is a local family man who brought a great business to our area. He runs a fantastic business and is a staple in our community. He is the type of person who represents what I love about living in Holladay.

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that there will be a commercial bike shop directly adjacent to Flynn’s.” I see signs all over town saying to shop locally and support local business. How can the city of Holladay allow this to happen? I am not alone, there are many people upset about this. Especially when the owners of this new establishment are bragging to other local businesses about putting Flynn’s out of business in “2 or 3 months.” This is not the community I want to live in. Thank you in advance for your attention to this. Sincerely, Christine Shetrone

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Agile Roots Celebrates Utah’s Software Development Community By Pat Maddox


n February 2001, 17 software practitioners gathered at Snowbird ski resort to find common ground among their working methods. Together, they produced the “Manifesto for Agile Software Development”, which has served as a framework for organizations and teams whose goal is to produce better software. Why Snowbird? Kay Johansen, a software developer from Lehi, said, “The Agile Manifesto was created here in Utah, because [co-creators] Alistair Cockburn and Jim Highsmith lived here, and they didn’t want to go to Chicago in February.” Jonathan House, a software developer from Cottonwood Heights, added, “I heard the Caribbean was ruled out too because it was too difficult to travel there — so, Snowbird and skiing.” Given Agile’s Utah origins, Salt Lake City was a natural choice to host an Agile-related conference. In 2009, Johansen worked with Salt Lake City software developers Nate Jones and Andrew Clay Shafer to create the first Agile Roots conference. Explaining the conference’s name, Johansen said, “We want to stay true to the roots of Agile, we believe that the Agile Manifesto, while not an end-allbe-all, was a marvelous creation at the time

that it was created as a way to change the industry in a specific way, that the industry needed at that time.” Agile Roots ran for the fifth time from June 18 to 20, something the organizers never would have predicted. “We never imagined that we’d do another one after 2009,” said Johansen. “We didn’t plan for that at the beginning.” House then joined as a conference organizer, to help make the event happen again in 2010. “I really enjoyed the conference as an attendee,” said House, “and I said, ‘Hey I wanna help.’” Agile Roots differs from larger conferences in that speakers travel from all over the world; most of the conference attendees are local. “For me the intention is to make this conference as an opportunity for the Utah software community,” said Johansen. “One of the speakers asked me, ‘What percentage of your attendees are local?’ and I said ‘all of them’. He was just totally shocked, because most conferences are about people traveling in.” The people who do travel to participate in Agile Roots feel the local element. Diana Larsen, a software and organizational consultant from Portland, Ore., said, “It very much has the flavor of being of the community, for the

Agile Roots 2015 attendees watch Diana Larsen deliver her keynote talk. Photo courtesy of Terah Rae community, and that comes through loud and clear. There’s a devotion here, back and forth. The participants come, really wanting to help make this a really good conference, and the organizers are clearly putting their heart and soul into it.”

Hosting Agile Roots in Utah has made it attractive to conference speakers for more reasons than just technology. Mark Pearl, a software developer and coach, traveled from

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Butlerville Days: A Celebration Of Our Heritage By Laura Peterson


t’s that time of year again when friends and neighbors gather together to celebrate the brave Utah pioneers. The Butlerville Days, held at Butler Park (behind Cottonwood Heights Recreation Center) will be packed with entertainment for all ages. The festivities begin on Thursday, July 23. The popular “Big Hero 6” will be shown at dusk, so bring your popcorn, blankets and kids, and snuggle up for a free outdoor movie. Friday, July 24 brings with it the main events and are sure to offer “something for every age group all the time” said Dan Metcalf, Cottonwood Heights public relations specialist. You’ll need to get a good nights sleep and put your comfortable shoes on because Butlerville Days is pleased to announce that it will be offering even longer hours than before, and Midway Rides presented by the City of Fun will be there this year to add to the already exciting agenda. Now is the time to register for the 5K run/walk, which will start at 7 a.m. on Friday, July 24. You can register in person at the Cottonwood Heights Recreation Center or online at www.runcottonwoodheights.com. Be sure to register before July 15 or you’ll miss out on the free T-shirt. The fee is $25 for adults and $20 for kids. The 5K will begin at 7 a.m. at the Rec Center. The main attractions begin at noon, which gives you plenty of time to recover from the 5K. For the kids there are Scales and Tails, which will feature an impressive reptile display which includes a 95 lb. tortoise, a giant python and an incredible 6-foot-long alligator. There will also be inflatables, face painting, balloon artists, Midway carnival rides, a car show and plenty of food booths.

Families of all ages run in the Butlerville Days’ 5K.

But don’t eat too much if you are planning on registering for the pie-eating contest, which starts at 6 p.m. Registration is from 12-5 p.m. at the information booth. The Historical Display put on by the Cottonwood Heights Historic Committee will also be showing at noon. Learn more about our early settlers and gain some appreciation of the celebration. “It is an opportunity to celebrate our existence as a town,” said Mayor Kelvyn Cullimore, Jr, whose favorite part of the Butlerville Days is always “any of the stage entertainment.” Entertainment, which goes from 4- 8:30 p.m., includes Modern Divide, Jordan Youth Choir, Foreign Figures and Charley Jenkins. Staging for the kids parade will begin at 2:30 p.m. Kids can decorate their bikes and scooters with streamers and pompoms so they can march with the parade at 3 p.m. to “honor our past” said Metcalf. Make sure to register them at the staging area. The skateboard competition will be from 4-7 p.m. at the skate park, old- fashioned games from 5-8 p.m. and the event that Metcalf is “stoked about” this year is the watermelon drop with free watermelon slices offered afterward with watermelons that have not participated in the drop. The main event begins at 10 p.m. Fireworks will be

set off in sync with music from the stage. Metcalf said this is a spectacular event that locals don’t have to worry about “fighting the downtown crowds” to experience. Mayor Cullimore encourages locals to “gather and enjoy the activities, socialize with neighbors and friends and enjoy our tax dollars at work.” Butlerville Days is not only a celebration of the area’s pioneer heritage and existence as a town, but also to celebrate and thank our local community and neighbors. “What makes our city great is our neighbors,” said Metcalf. Cottonwood Heights staff would also like to express a huge thank you to those who make Butlerville Days possible: Jamie Jackson, who serves on the volunteer chair committee and Ann Eatchel, who is the Cottonwood Heights events coordinator. Volunteers are the driving force behind the celebration and are always welcome. Contact aeatchel@ ch.utah.gov or 801-550-8225. l

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Agile Roots draws its strength from the local community’s strength. “Everybody always pitches in,” said Johansen. “The speakers come, the volunteers work their butts off — everybody pitches in. The organizers, the attendees, they all show up.” While they didn’t plan to host the conference a second time, the organizers now

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that I’ve learned in Agile is, particularly when people are going through a hard time, they have unlimited potential.” intend to keep it going. “I didn’t expect the feeling of gratitude that I would have,” said Johansen. “The conference is a lot of work, and I always ask myself why do I keep doing it, but the feeling of gratitude is amazing.” For more information on Agile Roots, see www.agileroots.com. l

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Looking Back On Holladay History By Carol Hendrycks


n Wednesday May 27, Holladay City Mayor Rob Dahle and the historic planning committee chair Tom Welson hosted part two of an ongoing series “Holladay History Night” at Holladay City Hall. The presentation showcased the early years of Holladay and the role pioneers played in shaping the landscape we enjoy today. The committee prepares all year for this in-depth presentation that featured the “Mormon Corridor” and settlements in the 1800s and early part of the 19th century recorded on DVD complete with narration, maps and original photos from that period. Welson said, “I enjoy history because it gives us perspective for the blessed opportunity to live in this unique area today.” He reminded the audience about the distinctive role Holladay played in helping to be a model settlement to other western homesteads by developing and implementing new irrigation systems and canals that were so far inland from any large natural waterways, relying on Immigration Creek

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it gives us perspective for the blessed opportunity to live in this unique area today.” (Parleys) and Red Butte streams, Millcreek, Big and Little Cottonwood Canyon streams to settle into the Spring Creek community and surrounding areas of Holladay. In addition to this onscreen presentation the audience was treated to an onstage performance from four young ladies, Mary Jane, Melody, Megan and Kara from nearby schools, dancing to “Oh! Susanna” and performing the Virginia reel. Guests were also entertained by Clive Romney and Curtis Woodbury of the Willingly Group who played their guitar and fiddle bringing songs to life of trail-blazing pioneers, early settlers and more simpler times. While perhaps simpler, it was also a time filled with hard work, sweat, sacrifice and where ingenuity paid off as the years progressed. Photos shown depict a time of change and transformation in our history — railways were in progress, farming was still labor intensive, new irrigation systems were being developed to bring water inland from nearby creeks and streams, horses and mules still utilized to haul goods, and mills and mercantile were finding their footings to build up economic foundations of today. After the presentation, guests sampled

Top to bottom: History display from Holladay past. Next: Holladay residents Wayne (a 93-year Holladay resident) and son Kenneth Omer. Next: Local young women perform pioneer folk dances. Next: Clive Romney and Curtis Woodbury. Bottom: Don and Doone Holladay, decedents of John Holladay. bread slices donated by the Holladay Great Harvest Bread Co. Guests strolled through a display featuring original photos of Holladay homes, businesses and schools from the 1800s and antique artifacts used for farming and in the kitchen. Special guests among the attendees included Wayne Omer and his eldest son Kenneth Omer. Wayne was born November 30, 1921 and shares his love of Holladay with all who had the opportunity to meet him. He was born, raised and still lives in the same home on 4500 South in Holladay. Wayne was part of the first class to graduate from a school that is now the city hall building. Now retired, he spent most of his career as a diamond setter for custom jewelry and some time working for Litton Industries. Other special attendees were Don and Doone Holladay. Don is the great, great grandson of John Holladay who was a founder and the namesake of the settlement of Holladay’s Burg, Utah Territory, which became Holladay, Utah. He was an early pioneer in Colorado, Utah, and California. Doone, Don’s wife, is a long-time Holladay resident and is a member of the historic planning committee that helped to coordinate the evening’s presentation. Welson said he is proud of the commitment from our pioneer heritage and the efforts by the committee for the educational and entertaining benefit of this evening. He expressed his appreciation to Mayor Dahle and the City Council for their support to bring the residents and guests a comprehensive look at Holladay’s humble beginnings. He reminded the crowd that part three of this series will be ready to see next May and asked that we all come back to enjoy another “Holladay History Night.” l

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Holladay City General Plan Approaches Completion

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By Carol Hendrycks


s residents strolled through Holladay City Hall May 28 for the third public meeting about the General Plan, discussions were met with enthusiasm from Paul Allred, Community Development Director for the City of Holladay along with the Landmark Design Project Manager Mark Vlasic and team (the city’s consultant for the design). With a welcoming environment, attendees were able to view the latest updates to the plan and maps on display that promoted productive conversations, opinions and concerns about their neighborhoods. Since the first General Plan in 2000, Holladay has incorporated and acquired three annexations over the last 14 years changing the landscape of Holladay to meet the growing demands of population, housing, economic stability and in maintaining a quality of life that Holladay residents want. With collaborative community efforts from Zion’s Bank and InterPlan and with careful guidance and consideration from the Citizen’s Advisory Committee, the General Plan is slated to be approved by the city in December 2015. Allred explained some of what the Gen-

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groundwork for a better foundation and help retain a unique feel to the Village and other commercial areas.” eral Plan will do: “[The General Plan will] lay the groundwork for a better foundation and help retain a unique feel to the Village and other commercial areas, address long-term demographic change, air quality, water and energy resources … will create opportunities for new businesses and incoming residents while preserving our well-established neighborhoods and community identity.” Areas of discussion focused around protecting Holladay’s unique tree resources, transportation concerns, including street classifications and functionality, creating new bike routes and walking paths and specific development areas such as the Holladay Village, Cottonwood Mall, Millrock area and expanding Black Diamond – all to ensure new jobs and job retention when the General Plan is realized. There are few open areas left in Holladay but

these noted areas can potentially build up and out as pockets of mixed use office, retail and moderately affordable residential dwellings. Surprisingly, it is estimated that by 2040 there could potentially be another of 1,706 additional households in Holladay. The transportation section of the General Plan addresses how Holladay resident and visitors connect around the city and the land uses in the space around these areas. All modes of transportation are addressed in the plan with elements of safety, mobility and access to major transportation means revealed along with connections to trails and bike routes. The General

Plan considers the transportation networks and street types which look at how different bike routes, transit, vehicles and walking paths will coexist within Holladay streets. As for the Cottonwood Mall plan? It may never be fully realized but the City controls the zoning and the mall’s site development master plan. Smith’s Marketplace appears to be committed to the Mall site project and will continue to work with plans as needed. If any new changes to the existing master plan are proposed, the city will conduct hearings

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hat are the next steps for the Plan? The General Plan is moving along as scheduled. Here is the tentative calendar for the remaining months until adoption in December: The Advisory Committee is finalizing their comments on the draft in preparation for the first public hearing on the Plan which will be held on July 21 by the Planning Commission. The Planning Commission will likely complete their review and make a recommendation to the City Council by Labor Day or soon thereafter. Next, the Holladay City Council

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A Whole New Experience: Cottonwood Heights Revamps Website By Lewi Lewis


Holladay Trail on Holladay Boulevard. will begin their public hearing process as soon as possible after the Planning Commission completes their work, so that they have ample time to complete their own public hearings and deliberations and adopt the new General Plan by early December. The public is urged to continue to be involved in the process as noted above. To access the General Plan draft, learn more about the key issues and to leave comments go to www.ldi-ut. com/holladay. You can also call Mark Vlasic, project manager or Lisa Benson, project planner, at Landmark Design by calling 801-4743300. Paul Allred, community development director, can be reached at 801-527-3890. l

s the world becomes more reliant on digital information, so too grows the demand for easier usability, quicker response times and easy-as-pie navigation interface that is as easy to look at as it is to use. For the past year, the City of Cottonwood Heights has contracted with Civic Live, an industry web design firm that serves governments across North America, in building just that: a more interactive, up-to-date website. “We took on this project with the goal of creating an online experience that meets the needs of our residents, while utilizing the latest technology available,” Cottonwood Heights public relations specialist Dan Metcalf said. Not only will the new site make it easier to subscribe to the city’s monthly newsletter via email, it will also allow citizens to contact city officials regarding concerns or issues within the city through an interactive feature called “Citizen Dashboard.” The new site is also mobile-device compatible, fitting onto any screen size. The new website was launched on July 1. Website URL: www.cottonwoodheights.utah.gov

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Happy Healthy Holladay


Dancers from the Performing Dance Center do a routine at Happy Healthy Holladay, showing that a moving body is a happy body.

By Pat Maddox

n June 20, Holladay City held its third annual “Happy Healthy Holladay” event behind City Hall to promote happiness and health for residents. “We stress activity, healthy eating and safety,” city councilmember Patricia Pignanelli said. Getting people active is the mainstay of the event, whether it is physical, mental or preparedness. “It all fits with the playground that we’re building that encourages people … [to] have fun and move,” Pignanelli said. Local businesses and organizations were invited to participate as well, providing a range of information from mosquito prevention to emergency preparedness, the latter being an ongoing concern for many Utahns. Being prepared for unexpected events certainly falls in line with the message of the event. “Emergency preparedness is such an important part of being healthy and happy,” Pignanelli said.

So what can Holladay residents do to handle and be prepared for something like a natural disaster? “There is five steps of preparedness,” Stan Schaar said, who is a preparedness volunteer for the city. “The first is to get a plan so that your family knows what to do when an emergency or disaster happens.” Emergency volunteer coordinator David Chisholm says that step two is to get a kit. “A kit being a 72-hour kit – things likes water, food, a flashlight … the basics you need to survive for 72 hours.” Step three, according to Chisholm, is to be informed in order to prepare correctly. “You need to know the kind of hazards and situations that may develop in your area, such as earthquakes, severe windstorms, floods or fires. Those are the major things in Holladay we’d be concerned about,” he said. Once you have a plan, a 72-hour kit and are informed about the possible local hazards, the next steps are to get involved and to maintain communications.

David Chisholm (left) and Stan Schaar share emergency preparedness information with Holladay residents.

Schaar points out that when a disaster strikes, the ability to communicate is going to be key. “We need to make sure that people realize that ham radios, CB’s and other forms of communication are important and useful,” he said. “And we need people to realize that they may have to listen to the radio on what to do … whether or not they need to evacuate.” Chisholm and Schaar stress that while the city has an emergency preparedness plan, they can’t keep everybody safe; ultimately, the responsibility of safety is in the hands of the residents. “The citizens of Holladay need to realize that they need to take care of themselves,” Schaar said. But the Happy Healthy Holladay event wasn’t all gloom and doom. Members of the Performing Dance Center – as well as a group yoga class – gave performances and demonstrations to get people up and moving, promoting the idea that a moving body is a happy body. But being healthy isn’t exclusive to the body; there is the mind to think about too. “I’ve been doing a movement story time for almost two years now,” Heidi Tice,



a librarian at Holladay Library said. “My supervisor thought this was a great venue … to promote healthiness.” The idea behind movement story time is that physical activity actuates the majority of the brain, making children more willing to listen, learn and follow through. The program makes for a noisier library than what some people may like, but Tice says that it’s a small price to pay for the service it provides to the community, also pointing out that times have changed. “Libraries are not what they were and we have to keep training people … when you’ve got 50 kids in the children’s section, we’re not going to tell them all to be quiet. If you do, then the kids are going to look at it [the library] as a restrictive place.” There certainly is nothing restrictive about the Happy Healthy Holladay annual event. With helpful information spanning a spectrum of topics, one would have to go out of their way to not learn something useful. Event Coordinator Michele Bohling considered this year another success, adding that the community outreach and the myriad of activities available throughout the city makes Holladay “a great place to live.” l

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Holladay City Council Supports Local Option Transportation Sales Tax By Carol Hendrycks


onfused about the new proposed .25% increase in sales tax that will be dedicated to transportation? The State approved a small increase in the gas tax that will take effect in January 2016. The Legislature also gave each county the option of allowing the local voters to increase their sales tax by .25% to fund transportation needs. If this transportation sales tax option is approved by the voters, 40% of that amount

will go to cities and towns, 40% will go to UTA and 20% will go to counties. This transportation sales tax will raise approximately $50 million within Salt Lake County. The Utah League of Cities and Towns indicates that citizens are demanding, but have not had enough funding for projects such as bike lanes, sidewalks, road repairs and better transit service. The local sales tax option is unique compared to other funding sources because it would empower cities to focus on active transportation in addition to traditional modes, which will contribute to improved air quality. And with more safe and active routes that cities provide for people, the more likely people are to be active. The more active they are, the healthier a community becomes. ULCT provided the sample resolution that urges cities to identify projects publicly within the resolution. Every city, including Holladay, has to supplement their gas tax revenue (which is basically flat) with revenues from the general fund. On June 18, the Holladay City Council will vote to adopt a resolution to support the transportation fuel tax to be included on the November ballot. Holladay Councilman Lynn Pace explained that if the funding passes the first and foremost priority for Holladay is to attend to road maintenance and repairs to avoid future damage. Well- established roads can be maintained for approximately $1 per square foot, but if roads are allowed to deteriorate it costs $6 per square foot to repair

those roads and $10 per square foot to replace the roads. The more time waiting to fund the maintenance and repair of the roads, means the more expensive it will be. Pace said, “It’s an opportunity not to be missed because road maintenance and repair is cheaper than road replacement.” Gas tax is the primary source of funds for roads, which remains flat. Additionally, the local option sales tax is a consumer-based tax that is fairer for the entire transportation system. Currently, alternative fueled vehicles, bikes, buses, and pedestrians use the infrastructure and don’t pay motor fuel tax. The ULCT recognizes and appreciates the societal benefits from those forms of transportation. The local option though would allow those folks to contribute towards the overall transportation infrastructure. More information about the benefits and next steps about HB:362-Transportation Infrastructure Funding; Gas Tax Reform and Increase and the Local Option Transportation Sales Tax can be found at www.utahtransportation.org and http:// le.utah.gov/~2015/bills/static/HB0362.html. l

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As the upcoming primary election approaches, citizens of Holladay will notice that we transitioned to a VOTE By Mail format for collecting ballots. The motivation for this change is simple; it significantly increases voter turnout, especially in mid-term elections. Our democratic form of government requires citizens to be informed and engaged participants. Your vote delegates the authority to govern to elected officials. Through this process the majority selects who will represent their interests. The higher the voter turnout, the more representative your voice. Data shows that municipalities that have transitioned to VOTE By Mail have increased turnout rates significantly. We feel this is reason enough to execute this change. We want the makeup of our council to properly reflect the majority voice in our community. This is not accomplished when voter turnout is below 50%. I am confident

this change will raise participation rates significantly. Voters in District 4 will be receiving a VOTE By Mail ballot in the coming weeks. The balance of Holladay residents will receive their ballots in mid-October. For residents that wish to cast their vote in person, City Hall will have a polling station set up on Election Day (see adjacent article for details). The majority of public servants I associate with are passionate, committed and well-intentioned citizens in their communities. They entered an election to make a difference in the community. It’s up to you to decide which candidate most closely represents your interests. When you defer your voting duty to friends and neighbors, it dilutes the process we depend on in our representative form of government. Please, take the time to cast your vote, whether by mail or in person. We need your voice to be heard! Rob Dahle Mayor

Holladay Historical Commission The second annual Holladay History Night was held on May 27th and was enjoyed by an estimated 160 citizens. Mayor Dahle’s welcome was followed by a video that was researched and prepared by the Holladay Historical Commission covering the period from 1860 to statehood in 1896. A musical program featuring local historical story teller/musician Clive Romney and pioneer dancing of four young ladies of our community, Melody Nelson, Kara Bagley, Megan Probst, and Mary Jane Parker followed that. Pioneer refreshments and viewing of old photos and artifacts concluded the event.

MEMBERS NEEDED So we can continue with these wonderful events, the Commission is in need of members. If you are interested in history and are willing to serve on the Commission you are invited to submit a brief résumé to Randy Fitts, City Manager for consideration. The commissioners serve for a three-year term.

The City of Holladay Will Conduct an ALL Vote by Mail Municipal Election for 2015 This year the City Council has chosen to conduct the 2015 municipal election entirely by mail. Postcards were mailed out in mid-June to all registered voters to inform them of the change and to provide information on how to vote by mail. The candidates for District 4 are: Mitchell C. Smoot Mark Christian Olsen Steven H . Gunn To find out more information about the candidates, please visit vote.utah.gov INFORMATION • Ballots will be mailed to registered voters In DISTRICT 4 ONLY on July 13, 2015 for the Primary Election held on August 11, 2015. • Military and Overseas ballot mailing will be June 26, 2015 for the Primary Election. • Voters who need accommodations for disabilities, misplaced their ballots, or did not receive a ballot; may cast a ballot at the Salt Lake County Election

office on July 13-August 7 from 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. only. • Ballots will include a postage paid return envelope. • Ballots must be signed and postmarked the Monday before the Election Day. • There will be ballot drop-off locations at The City of Holladay - 4580 S 2300 E and The Salt Lake County Government Center, 2001 South State Street, Suite S1-200. • Voters may still vote at CITY HALL on Election Day. If you have moved please contact the SLCo Election Division via email at got-vote@slc.org or by phone at 385468-7400 to update their address to ensure you receive your ballot. Voters can check their registration status or register to vote online at www. vote.utah.gov

New and Improved Bike Routes Coming this July by City Staff

In early July, construction crews will be implementing improved bike route signage and facilities in various parts of Holladay. The project primarily involves refreshing existing on-road bike routes on: 2300 East, Holladay Boulevard, but also other more informal routes with signs and pavement markings on 2000 East, Lynne Lane, Terra Linda Drive, Albright Drive, 2700 East, Lincoln Lane, Holladay Boulevard, Murray-Holladay Road, Wander Lane, 4510 South, Fardown Avenue, and 6200 South. Construction is expected to last approximately one month with possible minor and temporary delays. For additional information, please contact Paul Allred, Community Development Director, at 801-527-3890 or pallred@cityofholladay.com.

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City Manager’s Budget Message by Randy Fitts With 2015 marking the 15th anniversary of the City of Holladay’s incorporation, we approached the 2015-2016 budget preparation with a goal to continue our tradition of fiscal conservatism and cost conscious operational practices. In terms of dollars and cents, the adopted budget essentially answers three questions: 1) What fiscal resources do we have in reserve? 2) How much will the City’s revenue sources generate this year? and 3) What are the City’s essential service, capital improvement, and operational costs? After answering these questions, the City has successfully managed a balanced budget, while fiscal conditions remain tight.

Where The Money Comes From

The City anticipates that a combination of property, personal property, municipal energy, and motor fuel taxes will generate approximately $11.2 million dollars of projected revenue. However, tax dollars alone will not cover the $14.4 million dollars in service, operational and administrative costs. The City continues to negotiate some of

Where The Money Goes

CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS: Rob Dahle, Mayor rdahle@cityofholladay.com 801-580-3056 Sabrina Petersen, District 1 spetersen@cityofholladay.com 801-859-9427 Lynn Pace, District 2 lpace@cityofholladay.com 801-535-6613 Patricia Pignanelli, District 3 ppignanelli@cityofholladay.com 801-455-3535 Steve Gunn, District 4 sgunn@cityofholladay.com 801- 386-2605 Jim Palmer, District 5 jpalmer@cityofholladay.com 801-274-0229 Randy Fitts, City Manager rfitts@cityofholladay.com

PUBLIC MEETINGS: the lowest rates for law enforcement and fire protection in the Salt Lake Valley, but contract costs for these essential services continue to rise. Holladay does produce some additional revenue from licenses, permits, courts, and grants, however, for the first time in several years, the City has need to draw from its reserve funds to fill the gap between the projected 2015-2016 revenues and expenses. Despite these challenges, the 2015-2016 budgets, as in years past, will not require any increases in property taxes. The City has also implemented a hiring freeze for the coming year to help keep costs down. The Holladay City Council and staff remain committed to finding ways to make tax dollars go further without need for increasing taxes.

City Of Holladay • 4580 South 2300 East • 801.272.9450 • www.CityOfHolladay.com

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

NUMBERS TO KNOW: 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 Quale 801 867-1247

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n o o F e M s t e i v u l a l B J oi n u s on Friday, July 31, 5-10 pm City of Holladay Park 4580 South 2300 East

A Free Event Live Music! Local Art Vendors! Children’s Make and Take Crafts! Snow Cones! Food Vendors! Beer and Wine! Ending in a Short Fireworks Display at 10 pm!

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A Guy and His Wife Grilled Cheese, Auntie Rae’s Dessert Island, Rubadue’s Saucy Skillet, and Wing Nutz Moyer Woodworks Aprill Marie Fisher Rugs by Diann Fred Wilhelmsen Bevy Knack Jessika Jacob Rodent Bonz Bindery

Jeniffer Jo Deily Steven Thomas Luna Creations Randy Laub Photography & Craft Wood Wackers Lawrence Adkinson Perda Adkinson


Book Runners Natalie Allsup-Edwards Silver Wolf Artistry The Silverschmidt Steven May Donald Prys Glen Nelson

Rare Essentials Natural Perfume Grandma Sandino’s Sicilian Sauce Tosh Kano “Passport to Hiroshima” Cali Letts Mosaics Wendy's Beauty Quake Avenue Sweets Pretty Little Things

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Learn CPR from your local Firefighter! Join Station 104 and Learn CPR for FREE During the Month of July. WE NEED YOU! Each minute a non-beating heart goes without proper chest compressions, their chance of survival is diminished by 10%. Average response times in Salt Lake County, regardless of what city, township, or region you live, is 5-8 minutes from when you call 9-1-1 to EMS arrival at your scene. That being said, without good, Hands-Only CPR being started, most efforts we can provide are considered futile. If you have 10 minutes, you can learn to save a life. Our program is easy to follow, and easy to do.

Three “C”s Check – Unconscious, Not breathing normally Call – Call 911 immediately Compress – Push hard and fast on the center of the chest It’s free, it’s easy, and YOU can save a life! Please join us at Unified Fire Station 104 Holladay located at 2210 East Murray Holladay Rd (across from Olympus Jr. High) on July 6, 11, 18, 23 and 29. Classes start at 7 p.m. to learn CPR and there will also be a tour of the new fire station.

General Plan Public Hearing July 21 at 7:00 p.m. The Holladay Planning Commission will hold an important public hearing on the updated General Plan on Tuesday, July 21st at 7:00pm at City Hall. This hearing is one of the most important steps in the eventual adoption of a new General Plan, which has been under revision since autumn of last year. Anyone interested in the long range future of Holladay should participate in this hearing and review the draft Plan on the city’s website.

We want your Electronics and Household Hazardous Waste SALT LAKE VALLEY HEALTH DEPARTMENT


HOURS: 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM ONLY! Holladay City — 4626 S. 2300 E. July 16 • August 20

SLC Sugarhouse Park — 1500 E. 2100 S. (Mt. Olympus Pavilion) July 2 • August 6

REMINDER - FIREWORKS BANNED IN CERTAIN AREAS OF HOLLADAY Just a reminder that aerial fireworks are NOT ALLOWED anywhere within the borders of the City of Holladay. If fireworks go more than eight feet off the ground they are not allowed. Fireworks are only permitted from July 1st to July 7th between 11am and 11pm (hours extended to midnight on July 4th), July 21st to July 27th between 11am and 11pm (hours extended to midnight on July 24th), Fireworks have been banned in: All areas east of I-215 including the freeway right-of-way, the Cottonwood Area, within 100 ft of Spring Creek, Neff’s Creek and Big Cottonwood Creek, and Creekside Park. For maps and more detailed information on the areas banned please visit the city’s website at www.cityofholladay.com. You can also find safety information and an interactive map at www.unifiedfire.org/services/fireprevention/firework.asp


Household Hazardous waste is anything in and around your home that is poisonous, flammable, corrosive or toxic. It is many of your cleaning supplies, yard care chemicals, pesticides, fuels, batteries, used oil and antifreeze.

NO TIRES or explosives (ammunition & fireworks).

Questions? Call SLVHD 385-468-3906

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Dog Days of Holladay Celebration Saturday, August 22, 9 a.m. – Noon Holladay City Plaza The City of Holladay and Salt Lake County Animal Services are proud to present the first Dog Days of Holladay Celebration! Bring your dog and the rest of your family out for the fun. Salt Lake County Animal Services will offer the following services at no cost:

How to Purchase a Dog Days of Holladay Brag Flag for Your Dog! your dog’s name here!

• Free Microchips: A registered microchip will give a lost pet the best chance of returning home. • Free Basic Vaccine Packages: The basic vaccine package is DHPP for dogs and FVRCP for cats. • Free Rabies Vaccines: This immunization is important, and it is also required in order to license your pet. • Licenses: If you live in Holladay City, all dogs, cats, and ferrets must be licensed. A pet wearing a license tag can quickly and easily be identified and returned to you. If your pet is found by one of our officers seriously injured and you could not be immediately contacted, the license would guarantee that he/she would be taken to a veterinarian for emergency care. • Activities for kids: Bring your kids by our booth for creative art projects, and also to learn about responsible pet ownership. • Adoptable dogs: Come see our awesome adoptable dogs if you are looking for a new pet companion! Adopt a new friend for life. Stop by and visit with the following incredible Holladay vendors who will be participating in this fabulous event: Calling All Dogs, All the Raige Dog Salon, LeFur Grooming Studio, The Dog Stop and Intermountain Therapy Animals.

your dog’s photo here!

Each flag costs $50 dollars – once they are printed and hung, profits will be donated to the Salt Lake County Animal Services. No banners will be printed or hung until payment has been received. The City of Holladay reserves the right to reject any images. 50 flags are available on a first come first serve basis. When the banners come down your flag belongs to YOU!

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS July 31, 2015 SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: • Electronically: Your dog’s image must be 1200 to 1600 pixels (or 2 megabits) to reproduce well. If it is lower than that it will look out of focus. Photo must be saved as a .jpg, .tif, .bmp or .gif file. Submit to: mbohling@cityofholladay.com • Printed image: Must be clean high quality image. You may mail the photograph and a check to Holladay City Hall, Dog Days of Holladay, 4580 South 2300 East, Holladay, Utah 84117. Or come in person and pay with cash. • Provide dog’s name and owner’s contact information with submission.


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A Fond Farewell To Bonneville Junior High Principal And Colleagues


By Carol Hendrycks

n June 30, Principal Karl Moody will Moody continued, “I believe my biggest retire after a long and successful career accomplishments are measured in seemingly in education and administration. His career has small things. The kind that students tell you spanned 36 years, beginning with a bachelor of years later about how much impact was made science in economics and history and masters in in their lives or just having them remember school administration both from the University you or say how much they enjoyed having of Utah. In addition, he received a master’s you as a teacher or principal. Those are redegree in business education from Brigham warding moments!” Young University. He began teaching from A proper “bon voyage” celebration took 1979-1980 at Valley Junior High and at Kearns place in late May as goodbyes and memories Junior High from 1979-1980. were exchanged. Although Moody looks His years of administration are as noted forward to his retirement he will miss the starting with Cyprus High as an intern assistant daily association with his colleagues. He principal for half of a school year, Brockbank kindly expressed his appreciation for the Junior High as assistant principal for two years, many contributions from Ronda Weaver, Kearns High as assistant principal for six years, Wasatch Junior High as principal for five years, Jefferson Junior High as principal for eight years and completing his last nine years at Bonneville Junior High as principal. Moody said, “In education the greatest moments always involve the kids, but I must say that at Bonneville, the involvement of the parents in PTSA and Community Council have been a remarkable lifetime experience. So many things we do for the students either originate or depend on the huge participation and collaboration of parents making things possible.” As his time as principal Principal Karl Moody serves up burgers to the students. came to a close he reflected on knowing that the students always move on Char Packard, Mary Peterson, Elaine DeWitt but that he looks forward to seeing them and and Blaine Petersen who have all served at parents out in the local community working Bonneville Junior High and also retired this year. at stores, in restaurants, becoming doctors Moody plans to stay in touch and be involved or dentists and watching their achievements. with the school as a volunteer helping with He believes this will continue all his life, building stage scenery or with “Reality Town” which he finds humbling and fulfilling. and other service projects. l

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Kids Solve The Problems Of Tomorrow Today By Lewi Lewis


he problems we will face in the future are unlimited and unquantifiable, but the elucidation of those problems should begin today. The ability to do so lies within the faculty to teach young children action-based problem solving: how to think critically and creatively now for use in the future … at least, that’s the idea behind the Future Problem Solving Program International or FPSPI. The FPSPI, in order to minimize memorization, presents future scenario topics to participants, giving the kids a six-step problem-solving process to come up with a plan to solve the presented future problem. “FPSPI is an interdisciplinary program that teaches kids how to think, not what to think,” Jill Powlick, and FPS coach and patent attorney for Biofire. “They need to develop some fluency with the topic, but they don’t need to memorize long lists of facts.” Twelve-year-old Ella Sjoblom, a Morningside Magnet Elementary graduate, learned about the FPSPI while in the fifth grade when her teacher, Lynda Davis, had the entire class participate in the four-team junior competition. Although the team did not advance to the state level, Davis prompted Ella, who showed an aptness for writing, to enter the individual competition in 2014. She took first place in the GIPS [Global Issues Problem Solving]; the topic was space exploration. “The company was called Overon. They were a space exploration giant and they were planning on settling on this moon of Uranus, and were going to build a colony there because there was some sort of ice pack or water underneath the surface and they thought it could sustain life,” Ella said. “The problem was that it would take too much time to get people out there and then get all the things that they need out there ... my solution was to use hydroponics to grow food and sustain livestock while supplies are being shipped.” This year Ella took second, not bad at all considering the weightiness of the topic:

Ella Sjoblom of Holladay has competed and placed in the Future Problem Solving Program International competition the last two years. Intellectual Property. “Every week we went and learned about intellectual properties [from Powlick] … it was really hard to learn and understand it,” Ella said. Powlick described the future scene that was given to the kids. It involved an inventor who came up with a treatment for ALS, which he patented globally. “After his death, his family sold the patent rights,” Powlick said. “That company is trying to avoid a financial agreement involving patent royalties because it built a treatment center on the moon using 3D printers.” Ella tried explaining the solution that took her to second place, but instead laughed and said, “It was pretty hard to learn about … really hard to understand.” FPSPI is a program that encourages and pushes kids to think with reason, creativity and to look at the world around them and realize that the problems of today will be the problems of tomorrow, and it is up to them to be the future leaders by knowing how to find solutions. “We welcome new participants in FPS. There will be a training for new coaches in September. You can like us on Facebook at Utah Future Problem Solving and you will receive information on the new coach training,” Powlick said, adding, “I love this program.” l

Cottonwood H olladayJournal.com Mount Olympus Senior Center 1635 East Murray-Holladay Road 385-468-3130 Mondays, 11:15 a.m. – BP Checks. Tuesdays, 9 a.m. – Noon - Massages. Suggested donation $10 with appointment. Wednesdays, 2 p.m. - Afternoon Yoga. Thursdays, 2 p.m. – Harmonica. Fun and easy to learn. Join Martin Burton and other harmonica enthusiasts.

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July 10, 10:30 a.m. – iPhone Class. Come learn how to navigate. Sign up at the front desk!

July 20, 11 a.m. - Attorney. Mike Jensen with Elder Law will be here for 20-minute sessions. Sign up at the front desk!

July 10, 12:30 p.m. – Principles of Liberty. Based on The Five Thousand Year Leap, outlining the principles guiding George Washington. Called the “Science” of government. Enthralling presentation!

July 21, 8 a.m. - Podiatry. Sign up for an appointment. $10 donation payable to Dr. Robert Church. July 21, 2 p.m. – Book Club. We will be discussing “Remains of the Day” by Kazuo Ishiguro. Books available through the library system.

July 13, 9 a.m. – Canyon Hiking for Active Participants. A 4-mile loop hike from the Spruces Campground to Doughnut Falls. Participants will meet at Mt. Olympus Center for carpooling at 9 a.m. Sign up at front desk! July 13, 1 p.m. – Hearing Aid Checks. Brent Fox of Audiology Associates. July 15, 10 a.m. – Blood Glucose Checks. July 15, 12:30 p.m. – Oral Health Screenings. Dental Hygienist intern, Cathy Wilson, is coming to do oral cancer screenings, ultrasonic denture cleaning and fluoride applications. Sign up quickly, limited appointments.

Fridays, 1p.m. - Vital Aging: Intimacy. Many people desire ongoing active and satisfying intimate relationships. In July, join Kyla for informative discussions concerning intimacy.

July 16, 12:30 p.m. – Galapagos Islands. Reece Stein from At Your Leisure TV will be sharing breathtaking photos, his memories and facts about the Galapagos Islands. Sign up!

July 9, 10:30 A.M. – Healing With Energy Part 2. This class will go deeper into the power of our minds to enhance our natural healing abilities and maximize positive effects on the body. Mary Norton, TTP, CTP.

July 21, 8:30 a.m. - Wendover Trip. Please sign up for this trip at front desk by Friday, July 17. Cost $20, payable to Advisory Committee. Bus leaves promptly at 8:30 a.m. and returns at 6:30 p.m.

July 21, 11 a.m. — O’Pioneer. It has been 168 years since the pioneers arrived in the Salt Lake Valley. There is so much history here in the valley. The pioneers helped build this desert into a thriving metropolis. Come learn pioneer history with a representative from the Utah Daughters of Pioneers as we celebrate Pioneer Day.

July 23, 10:30 a.m. – Geriatrics Karate. Mt. Olympus Rehabilitation Center is lending us their 3rd Degree Kenpo Instructor, Jerry Johnson. Join us for karate facts, warm up, exercises, technique, and application, as you improve your balance, reflexes, coordination, strength and stamina. This is a really unique event! Don’t miss it! July 27 Leaving promptly at 9 a.m. - Canyon Hiking for Active Participants. Brisk pace. A 3 ½-mile hike around Silver Lake to Lake Solitude. Participants will meet at Mt. Olympus Center for carpooling at 9 a.m. Sign up at front desk! July 28, 11 a.m. - Essential Oils for Eye Care. Essential oils have many healing properties and can help with dry eyes, allergies and other minor eye conditions. Come learn more about what essential oils can do for you! l

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Racing Season Is Underway By Greg James


ocky Mountain Raceway, located in West Valley City, opened its 19th season on May 2. Despite the rain and poor weather, the racing on the oval track has been hot and heavily contested. The 3/8-mile asphalt oval has provided Utah racing fans with some high intensity racing this spring. In North American auto racing, a short track is a racetrack of less than one mile. Short track racing is where stock car racing first became an organized and regulated competition. The 11 degree banking at Rocky Mountain Raceway has provided a great place for 10 classes of cars to compete for season championships. The premier racing class at Rocky Mountain Raceway is the Maverick Modifieds. These cars sit on large, slick tires

exposed on all four corners of the car. They each run a stock crate Chevrolet 350 engine and will reach speeds at the end of the straightaway close to 100 mph. Michael Hale holds the track qualifying record, with an average speed of 86.26 mph. The 2014 modified champion, Mark Ith Jr., won the initial modified main event May 2. He is currently the class point’s leader. Jimmy Waters is in second place and Lynn Hardy is in third. On May 30 the modifieds ran a double points 100 lap main event. Dan McCoy and Ith Jr. battled nose to tail before a late race caution sent Ith Jr. to the back of the pack. McCoy finished first, 2013 track champion Tyler Whetstone second and Hardy third. “There was some bumping and The figure eight trains are a fan favorite at Rocky Mountain banging between me and Mark. My car was fast tonight. I think he was Raceway. Photo courtesy of Action Sports Photography the only one that could have caught me,” McCoy said in his finish line interview that night. The track hosts several other fan favorite racing classes. The figure eight trains consist of three cars chained together. The lead car has the engine, the middle car is stripped completely and the third car has no engine but only a four-wheel braking system. The lead

Maverick Modified car number 84 is driven by 2014 track champion Mark Ith Jr. Photo courtesy of Action Sports Photography driver must navigate the figure eight track while his brakeman helps keep them from crashing in the center intersection. “I don’t know much about the cars, but I like to watch the trains and figure eight cars. They are awkward and it is fun to see them almost crash,” racing fan Jaylynn Merrill said. The double deckers are another favorite at the racetrack. In that class one car is attached on top of another. The top car steers while the bottom driver has the gas and brakes. Other racing classes include the super stocks, hornets, midgets, sprint cars, figure eights and mini cups. On July 4, Rocky Mountain Raceway is scheduled to host the annual Copper Cup Classic. Winged sprint cars from around the western United States are scheduled to compete. More information on upcoming events can be found on the track’s website www.rmrracing.com. l

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RSL Duo Called Up To Men’s National Team


By Ron Bevan


or the second straight year, Real Salt Lake and Utah were represented on the Men’s National Soccer Team by both Nick Rimando and Kyle Beckerman. The duo was called up to see action in a friendly with Mexico held in Mexico, and then returned to the Men’s National Team early this month. The duo traveled with the team for friendlies in Europe against the Netherlands (June 5) and Germany (June 10). Rimando, goalkeeper for RSL, and midfield Beckerman made their first appearances on the national team for last year’s World Cup in Brazil. “When the last World Cup came and went in 2010, I thought that might be it, my last opportunity to play for our country,” Beckerman said after last year’s World Cup. “But mentally I tried to stay ready. You never know with soccer. So if you work hard and stay prepared, if the chance comes your way you can take full advantage of it.” “It was a dream come true for me,” Rimando said. “Any soccer player trains for the opportunity to represent their country on the biggest sporting stage in the world, that being the World Cup. So to be there to not only represent my country but my family and my club was huge for me.” The play each put in last year, along with what they have done for RSL, helped keep interest in them for this year’s team. Rimando has started all five friendlies of 2015 for the Men’s National Team, including appearances in 2015’s January camp against Chile and Panama. He now has 21 career appearances. He has a 13-3-2 record with four shutouts for the team. Beckerman has 43 appearances with the Men’s National Team. Although the chance to play on the team for the next World Cup may be a longshot –

Top: RSL goalkeeper Nick Rimando has been called up to the Men’s National Soccer Team several times this season. He has started five games for the U.S. this year alone. Bottom: Following last season’s appearances and starts in the World Cup, RSL midfielder Kyle Beckerman continues to represent the United States on the Men’s National Team.

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it is in three years and both will be close to 40 – it hasn’t left their minds. “Whether we make it again or not, it has been a great ride,” Rimando said. “Kyle and I have been through a lot together. We have been on different club teams other than Real, and we have won the MLS championship and competed for a second one. It is good to have someone you are so familiar with by your side to share those moments with.” l




RSL’s Kyle Beckerman and Nick Rimando sport the Men’s National Team uniforms. The duo have been called up several times this season to represent the United States.

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By Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams


ater conservation should be top of mind as we head into summer. Our warmerthan-normal winter and low snowpack in the mountains worries agencies who deliver water to Salt Lake County residents. According to the National Weather Service, a monitoring station at Snowbird, where snowpack normally has 41 inches of water in mid-April, had just under 21 inches. That makes it the second driest year in the past 25 years. In Big Cottonwood Canyon, the Brighton monitoring gauge was the driest it has been in 29 years. Salt Lake City Public Utilities, which manages the watershed in the county’s Wasatch Mountains, has said its goal is to conserve as much water as possible in the reservoirs, should the pattern persist next year. Salt Lake City has issued a “stage one advisory,” letting water users know to conserve. Similar warnings are being issued by other utilities, including the Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District, which also supplies water in Salt Lake County. Fortunately, there are steps that all of us—including government—can take now to ensure that we get through the hot summer

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months ahead. Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation, which uses water in parks, golf courses, swimming pools, ice rinks and recreation centers, has a comprehensive list of “best practices” that is followed by managers and employees. Parks and Recreation is already actively managing its water use in order to keep over 5,000 acres of park space enjoyable. Parks irrigation systems are inspected weekly and malfunctioning components are adjusted or replaced as needed. All 104 county parks are aerated at a minimum of twice a year. Aeration allows water to quickly reach the roots and reduces the amount of water applied. Ninety-one of the 104 parks are on a computer-controlled central irrigation control system. It monitors the moisture content level in the turf at each park, and the amount of water applied is adjusted based on climate conditions and rainfall. As current systems age, or fail, we are phasing in new technology in an effort to improve efficiency. If needed, due to water restrictions, our managers are able to “brown out” passive turf areas while applying enough water to keep the trees and other grassy areas alive.

With respect to our recreation and golf facilities, older toilets, urinals, showers and faucets have been converted to low flow models, saving thousands of gallons of water each day. Swimming pool water is recirculated and water is only added as needed for required operation. All new Parks and Recreation facilities are designed to a minimum Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Standard, which includes strong water

New 30,000-Square-Foot Medical Building

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fter spending over 60 years in their current building, located at 4624 Holladay Boulevard, Olympus Clinic will be getting a new look this August. Olympus Clinic is constructing a new 30,000-square-foot medical building located right next door. They are excited to be able to expand their services in a new state-of-the-art facility. Mountain Land Physical Therapy Services will continue to be in the same building with the addition of a new pharmacy on

efficiency requirements. Utahns consume about 240 gallons of water per person per day. As our population increases, one way to help meet future demand is through conservation. Utah has a goal of reducing per capita water consumed by 25 percent in 2025. So far, we’ve conserved 18 percent, so we’re on the right track. For more information, visit www. conservewater.utah.gov. l

the main level. Other specialists will also be eventually added in the suites on the upper level as they take on the new space. Olympus Clinic has been providing quality health care to the residents of Holladay and the greater Salt Lake area for over 60 years. They provide a broad spectrum of women’s health and primary care, including pediatrics to geriatrics. Ancillary services include immunizations, bone density scans, hearing screening, special cardiovascular screening,

pain management, orthopedic services, and minor surgical procedures.


ther services available on-site at Olympus Clinic include nutrition counseling, clinical research studies, screening ultrasounds, radiology services, and an in-house laboratory with experienced phlebotomists. When asked about what makes them different, Olympus Clinic responded, “We pride ourselves as being a one-stop shop. We

want it to be as quick and easy as possible to provide patients with the care they need and deserve.” Olympus Clinic hopes their patients and community will share in the excitement for their new and improved medical facility. Olympus Clinic accepts most insurances, and offers cash discounts. Visit their website www.olympusclinic. com to learn more, or call (801) 277-2682 to set up an appointment. l

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5 TIPS FOR HOSTING A SPECTACULAR YARD SALE By Joani Taylor It’s summertime and that means yard sales. For some this means hitting the road looking for great bargains; for those on the other side of the coin, hosting a sale is the fun. I’ve hosted many great yard sales; my last one bagged me over $1,000. Here’s some tips I’ve learned along the way for making your sale a success.

#1 Make a plan A great yard sale doesn’t happen overnight. It takes careful pre-planning and organizing. A few weeks before your sale, scour the house from top to bottom and clear out the clutter. Decide if you will be selling any large furniture items and price them. Plan to take a couple of vacation days to price and organize your items. It’s also a great idea to team up with other neighbors, family or friends. It makes your sale more fun and allows you to have more items. #2 Store up your clutter throughout the year Create a corner of the house where you can store your yard sale goods. When I find items I think are worth selling, I stash them away in a guest room closet: under the stairs or in a corner of the garage also works. Price the items as you put them in boxes. By the time yard sale weather hits, you’ll have a lot of your stuff ready to go. #3 Advertise Spreading the word about your sale is likely going to be the number one factor in how well your sale does.




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I have never had a successful yard sale that I did not advertise somewhere in the media. Most successful for me has been in the newspaper. Craigslist is also a great resource; it’s free to advertise and you can post a preview of items you have. The evening before or the morning of your sale, put out brightly colored signs along the main roads that lead into your neighborhood pointing the way. Make sure to take them down when finished. #4 - Set up your shop and price things to sell Make sure you have enough tables and blankets to display your items. Set up shop as organized as you can. Don’t make up prices on the spot. Instead, invest a couple of dollars for some stickers or use blue painter’s tape and price things clearly. When pricing your items, price them to sell cheap. It’s better to underprice than to not sell items because you expected to get too much. People want to know how much you want without asking. Some people may be too shy to ask for a price, or you may be busy helping someone else. Having clear prices makes it less likely you’ll lose a sale and get a few more nickels for each item with less haggling and walkaways.

Mark items down on the last day or the last few hours. You might say everything is 50% off just before you’re ready to call it quits. We’ve also left any unsold items that we planned to haul away out and marked as free for any stragglers.

#5 - Remember the lemonade and treats This is a great time to teach the kids some life skills and give them a way to earn some money, too. Have them set up a refreshment stand with soda and candy or cookies and lemonade. With a little work and preplanning, you can earn some extra money to use for some summer fun. For more money saving tips visit Coupons4Utah.com.

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n the morning of my second birthday, my sister, Jenny, was born and destroyed my life forever. Instead of my parents fawning over me with glitter and ponies, they were in the hospital, snuggling with this red-faced creature called a “sister” like she was the greatest thing since chocolatecovered Twinkies. At 2, I wasn’t even sure what a “sister” was, but I knew it wasn’t anything good. Once I realized she would be sticking around for a while, I decided to punish my mom and dad for trying to replace me with this whining little monster. Was I not enough? Did they think they should start over with a new daughter? Each year in July, when our birthday rolled around, I made sure my mom knew I was not going to share a cake with Jenny, and I was not going to share a birthday party, and I was going to act like an inconsolable selfish brat until I became a teenager. Then I’d get really bad. Instead of slapping me and telling me to calm the hell down, my mom made two birthday cakes, planned two parties (inviting many of the same kids) and sewed two dresses that could not match. She was patience personified. And she cried a lot. Not only did Jenny steal my birthday, but she was so cute that she got away with EVERYTHING and found a way to get me in trouble for stuff I DID NOT DO. Well, sometimes I did. Okay, usually I did. I learned that a little sister is like having a rash. No matter

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Once, after being forced to take my sister to the field with me to play, I cut my hand on some barbed wire while climbing into the swamp I wasn’t allowed to enter. Jenny was frantic with worry, both because I was trespassing and because I probably had tetanus. “I’m gonna tell mom,” she said, stupidly. “If you do, I’ll never play with you again.” She kept the secret for one day, then I heard her crying to mom, “I don’t want Peri to die. She cut her hand on a fence and she’s gonna die.” Needless to say, I didn’t die. But I made sure Jenny paid for her tattletaling concern for my life. She was a constant companion. I had to walk with her to school, play with her on weekends and share a bedroom. We’d lie in our bunk beds at night and create imaginary ice cream sundaes for each other. She would give me mint chocolate chip ice cream with hot fudge topping and extra cherries. I’d give her mud-flavored ice cream with mayonnaise. Now, several decades later, I reluctantly admit that sisters are kind of cool. Thanks to my parents’ indifference to my opinion, I ended up with three sisters—and a brother who is still undergoing electroshock therapy to counteract being raised with four sisters. Every year on our birthday, I apologize to Jenny and let her know I forgive her for ruining my childhood. I grudgingly confess my life would be bleaker without her. But I still get my own cake. l

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