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APRIL 2021

MAYOR’S MESSAGE Spring is the season of rebirth and growth, and for me, it couldn’t come too soon! We’re all anxiously anticipating a transition to the “new normal “, to focus on a future with a renewed sense of optimism. While the events of 2020 altered the way we approach doing business, it in no way diminished our commitment to critical initiatives in the city. We continue to press forward with projects and amenities that address the future needs of Holladay. Updates continue to be posted through links on the city web site (www.cityofholladay. com), in The Holladay Journal and through our social media channels. HERE ARE A FEW THAT MAY BE OF INTEREST: 3900 South Re-construction Project- Total re-build of this segment from 2300 East to I-215. Sign up for email updates, 3900southproject@gmail.com or call (801) 509-6639. Highland Drive Intersection Project- Install dedicated left turn lanes at Spring Lane, Lakewood Dr., Walker Lane and Fardown Ave. For more information email holladayintersections@gmail.com or call (844) 452-6200. Holladay Hills Development- If you have driven by the old Cottonwood Mall site, you notice active construction underway. As a reminder, this is a private development, but we are happy to pass along information from the developers as construction proceeds. Block D of the Site Development Master Plan is scheduled to begin in the May-June time frame. Visit their web site, Holladayhills.com to sign up for their latest updates. Small Business Grants Program- Our Community and Economic Development Department is heading up a grant program to assist eligible Holladay businesses with their covid recovery effort. Up to $5000 is available to businesses that qualify. Access the application link on the city website. Tree Give-a-Way- See details of the Tree Give-a-Way (organized by the Holladay Tree Committee, April 30- May 1) in this issue of The Journal. We support the committee’s ongoing effort to maintain the beautiful tree canopy that our city is famous for. Expanding this year’s event acknowledges the need to replace trees lost during the September windstorm. Re-Surface Pickle Ball Courts- After numerous complaints regarding the snap surface on our pickle ball courts, we will be removing and replacing with a more traditional surface in the May-June timeframe. Holladay Skate Park- Construction is scheduled for early fall on a new skate park, to be located on the South end of City Hall Park, adjacent to Burton Lumber. Property Tax Initiative- Progress continues with the City Council on a property tax initiative. We know this will not be received with the same level of enthusiasm as other projects, but feel it is critical to the future of our city. We hope you will take some time to educate yourself, and hopefully participate in the various engagement options available to our residents. Visit www.Holladay20.com. In addition to the projects and initiatives listed above, we are, re-activating appropriate summer activities and considering how to safely and efficiently transition the city back to a full staffing model. It’s both a challenging and exciting time to live in Holladay. We have come so far, yet still have so much more we hope to accomplish. Thanks to all that have been so understanding and supportive over the past year. To say it has been challenging would be an understatement. We sincerely appreciate the patience and empathy demonstrated by the Holladay community during these turbulent times. Be Safe and Be Kind, Rob Dahle, Mayor

CONSTRUCTION UPDATE 3900 SOUTH IMPROVEMENTS UPDATE Speed Reduction The speed limit on 3900 South has now been reduced from 40 mph to 25 mph between Wasatch Boulevard and 2300 East. This speed reduction will last until the end of the project. Drivers should plan extra travel time and use caution in the area. Fines will be doubled for speeding through the construction zone. Ongoing Work Crews are working on the east end of the project area and will continue working west. Currently, crews are focusing their efforts between Wasatch Blvd-to 2700 E while they relocate water meters and conduct utility work. Construction activities are taking place on the south side of 3900 South, and traffic has been shifted to the north in this area. Residents and drivers are encouraged to plan for delays on 3900 South and use an alternate route when possible to avoid construction activities. To learn more about the 3900 South Improvements project or to sign up for email updates, please email 3900southproject@gmail.com or call (801) 509-6639. You can also visit the City of Holladay’s website for more project information. Construction activities are weather-dependent and subject to change. Highland Dr Construction Update Construction started March 15 on a project to add left-turn lanes at four intersections on Highland Drive – Spring Lane, Lakewood Drive, Walker Lane, and Fardown Avenue. These new turn-lanes will help traffic flow more smoothly and safely through the intersections and in front of Oakwood Elementary School. In addition, an existing crosswalk is being moved from the middle of the block on Highland Drive south of Fardown Ave up to the Fardown intersection, and a new overhead pedestrian signal will be added to help people cross the street more safely. Work will continue through July. While construction is taking place, plan ahead for lane closures and heavier-than-normal traffic on Highland Drive. Please stay alert and use caution when driving through the work zone, as crews and machinery are working close to the travel lanes. For more information, please contact the project hotline at (844) 452-6200 or email holladayintersections@gmail.com For updates on these projects – please visit the road projects section of the city website www.cityofholladay.com

Comes to Holladay Last November, the City Council approved Google Fiber’s request to begin installation on streets throughout the City. The work being done now is ONLY the trenching for the fiber. Prior to a Google Fiber installation, each property along the affected street will have a notice placed on the front door that explains what the construction is and provides a phone number, (877-454-6959), to call with questions or concerns. Work is being completed by the Google Fiber contractor, SCI. Residents will see white trucks with SCI markings in their neighborhood. All repairs to landscaping, sprinkler systems or landscaping features are the responsibility of Google Fiber. Get answers to your questions or concerns about construction at the Google Construction Phone Line at 877-454-6959 or visit google.com/fiber/updates2. As soon as installation of the fiber is complete, residents will be able to sign up for Google Fiber.

APRIL 2021


Progress Brings Changes for Glass Recycling at City Hall Park Beginning May 1, 2021, glass recycling drop-off will no longer be available at City Hall Park. A portion of the City’s soon to be constructed skatepark will occupy the area where the glass recycling container is current located. We are working with Wasatch Front Waste and Recycling to identify another location for glass recycling. When we find a new spot, we will publicize the new location on our website and through social media, so keep an eye out for that update. In the meantime, there is another option --Wasatch Front Waste & Recycling offers residential curbside glass collection. HOW IT WORKS • The glass is collected in a grey 35-gallon can • WFWRD supplies the container and Momentum Recycling collects it • All colors of glass bottles and jars are accepted–no color separation is required • Once a month collection with reminders sent to your email, text or phone • $8 monthly fee + an additional $45 startup fee Sign up is easy -- just submit an online request form for a curbside glass bin or print out, fill in and return by email (info@wasatchfrontwaste.org), fax (385-468-6330), or by person or mail (604 W 6960 S, Midvale, UT 84047).

April Resolve to be More Prepared: Food By Julie Harvey, Municipal Emergency Management Planner (Adapted from https://do1thing.com/topics/food and https:// www.ready.gov/food) The goal for April is to have an emergency food supply that will meet the needs of your household for at least three days without outside help. The key to a good food storage plan is to buy ahead of time. Replace items before they run out. Buy items when they are on sale. A large duffle bag or plastic tub with a lid makes a great storage place for an emergency food supply. Make sure your family, including pets, will have sufficient nourishment when disaster strikes and make sure you can meet any special dietary needs in your household. Choose foods your family will eat and try to avoid foods that will make you thirsty. Ready.gov suggests the following items when selecting emergency food supplies. You may already have many of these on hand and use them daily. • Ready-to-eat canned meats, • Canned juices fruits, veggies & a can opener • Non-perishable • Protein or fruit bars pasteurized milk • Dry cereal or granola • High-energy foods • Peanut butter • Food for infants • Dried fruit • Comfort/stress foods. For more information and ideas on emergency food storage and preparation visit: Do 1 Thing-Food https://do1thing.com/ topics/food and Ready.gov Food https://www.ready.gov/food

CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS: Rob Dahle, Mayor rdahle@cityofholladay.com 801-580-3056 Sabrina Petersen, District 1 spetersen@cityofholladay.com 801-859-9427 Matt Durham, District 2 mdurham@cityofholladay.com 801-999-0781 Paul Fotheringham, District 3 pfotheringham@cityofholladay.com 801-424-3058 Drew Quinn, District 4 dquinn@cityofholladay.com 801-272-6526 Dan Gibbons, District 5 dgibbons@cityofholladay.com 385-215-0622 Gina Chamness, City Manager gchamness@cityofholladay.com

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.

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We teamed up with Salt Lake City, South Salt Lake and Millcreek on Local Link to improve connectivity between our cities through walking, biking and transit solutions. We worked together to develop transportation priorities to guide the effort and influence its outcomes. The study team has gathered data and analyzed four types of transit: Streetcar, Light Rail, Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and Enhanced Bus along two main routes: 1300 East and Highland Drive. Now, we need your help to understand which transit type and which north-south route best meet the needs of these communities in the future. You know your community, and your insight is critical to helping us develop and implement safe, inviting, sustainable and comfortable travel choices for everyone. Visit locallinkstudy.com today to take a survey and make sure your voice is heard. The survey will close April 22, 2021!

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Distracted Driving Awareness Month By Capt. Dan Brown, Unified Fire Authority April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. More people will be commuting as the state opens up and people return to work. In 2020, even with the large decrease of people on the roads, we had the largest increase in road fatalities in a 12-month period in 96 years (according to the National Safety Council). On a typical day, more than 700 people are injured due to distracted driving in the United States. Here are just a few steps to reduce the risks of distracted driving: 1. Use your cell phone for emergency situations only. While you’re driving, a cell phone should only be used for emergency purposes. Even then, it’s best to pull over safely to the right shoulder to make a call. Even hands-free devices can still cause you to miss important visual and audio cues needed to avoid a crash.. Remember, it’s against the law in a growing number of jurisdictions. You could be ticketed and fined. 2. If you are drowsy, pull off the road. Drowsiness increases the risk of a crash by nearly four times. If you feel tired, get off the road; don’t try to get home faster. 3. Avoid eating while driving. Finishing your breakfast on the way to work or school may seem like a time-saver, but it means you are less attentive to the drivers around you. Food spills are a major cause of distraction. 4. Do your multi-tasking outside the car. Everyone spends a lot of time in their vehicles, and it may seem like the perfect time to get little things done: calling friends, searching for good music, maybe even text messaging. Don’t do it. Focus on the road and the drivers around you. Get everything settled before you start driving. 2016 Statistics from the Utah Department of Public Safety • 5,748 distracted driver crashes resulting in 3,303 injured persons and 27 deaths. • Where driver distraction was known, 9% of all crashes in Utah involved a distracted driver. • Nearly half (54%) of distracted driving crashes were rear end crashes. If we all make it a point to reduce distracted driving, we can make a difference. Thanks and stay safe, Holladay!

APRIL 2021

Disposing of Hazardous Waste Now that spring is just around the corner, most of us are ready to begin decluttering and downsizing for a fresh start. But there are some things you can’t just throw away. Think about safe ways to dispose of household chemicals. Hazardous materials can be dropped off at the Trans-Jordan Landfill or Salt Lake Valley Landfill. Household antifreeze, batteries, motor oil and paint may be dropped off at Murray City Public Works. For more information, please call Murray 801-270-2440.



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