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Chief Slack with his family. (Mayor Rob Dahle/City of Holladay)

“I personally have appreciated working with you. You leave us much better than how you found us and we’re very appreciative of that service, Chief.” was followed by former City Manager Randy Fitts expressing his gratitude for both Slack’s dedication to Holladay as well as his friendship. “Most importantly, you’re a great friend. We’ve had some really good times together, and because of your attitude and feeling for the city, it’s a much better place,” Fitts said. Slack then addressed the crowd in the council chambers, consisting mostly of his family. “We couldn’t succeed at anything in life without our family, and the people around us that keep us going,” Slack said. Slack said that though he enjoyed his time in other cities in the valley, he had always wanted to work in Holladay.

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fter 27 years of serving in the Unified Fire Authority (UFA), almost a decade of that spent in Holladay, Chief Marty Slack retired on April 16 from UFA. On May 4 the Holladay City Council showed their appreciation for his role as the UFA liaison between the City of Holladay and UFA. Mayor Robert Dahle thanked Slack for his service. “I personally have appreciated working with you. You leave us much better than how you found us and we’re very appreciative of that service, Chief.” Minutes into the council recognizing Slack for his service, the sound of fire engines passing by brought smiles to those in council chambers, as the sirens provided their own unplanned send-off. Councilmember Sabrina Petersen worked closely with Slack and former Holladay Mayor Dennis Webb in the design of the new fire station, and expressed her gratitude for Slack during that time. “Marty knew the bones and we knew the caricature. I don’t know that the firemen realize how lucky they were to have you represent them,” Petersen said. Petersen was also given the honor of reading the resolution for Slack on behalf of the council members, at which time they recognized and thanked Slack for his service. “The council recognizes that Chief Slack’s individual talents will be greatly missed by Holladay residents, city officials, his co-workers, and countless other organizations and individuals,” Petersen said during the address of the resolution. Following Petersen’s reading of the resolution, Councilmember Lynn Pace presented Slack with his own street sign, to show the mark Slack left on the City of Holladay. “We’ve come a long way from when we had firefighters sleeping in the storage pods behind the fire station, and I’m grateful in that time he didn’t abandon us. We really appreciate those, like Marty, who had the vision of what Holladay could become,” Pace said. Chief Don Hutson then presented Slack with a fire helmet filled with tokens of appreciation, including a Doug Barney coin as a reminder of the service both UFA and Unified Police Department commit to. “It’s our love for the citizens of Holladay, and citizens of this valley, that we got into the profession that we did. As a fellow public safety servant, I appreciate it. I hope to follow your model and your mentoring, and I appreciate your friendship,” Hutson said when he presented Slack with the UPD’s token of appreciation. District 3 Council member Patricia Pignanelli took a moment to thank Slack for assisting her with the issue of public safety. This

In 1989, Slack served an assignment in the old Holladay fire station for a few years before being moved to several other posts. After the 2002 Olympics, Slack returned to Holladay where he served as captain for five years before being promoted to serve in other cities. “I’ve always cared about this community, and have always had a great love for it,” Slack said. Given Slack’s love of Holladay, his return to serve as liaison and being able to retire in the community he holds dear is quite fitting. “(Holladay) just feels like home to me, and it always has,” Slack said 

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t the Holladay Lions Recreation Center, children are learning how to create fine art through Art Classes with Nancy. Taught by Nancy Landon-Davis, the weekly class teaches children about different artists and different forms of art. Landon-Davis has been teaching art since 1999 but started teaching classes on her own in 2001. “Every year, I come up with a year-long curriculum of what I’m going to be teaching,” Landon-Davis said. “Over the years, I’ve learned that if I mix things up as far as one month, I’ll teach a famous artist, another month I’ll teach cartoon art where kids can draw their favorite cartoons.” Some of her classes are structured where the kids have to follow Landon-Davis step by step. For instance, in May the subject was Georgia O’Keeffe, and the kids followed Landon-Davis’s lead to recreate some of O’Keefe’s work. “In the four-week class, the first week the kids will draw the famous picture. The next week, we’ll paint it or color it in with oils or pastels. The third week, we’ll draw another one, and the next week we paint it,” Landon-Davis said. “What I do is I get three pictures, then I ask the students which of these they want to draw today. Then we draw it and we paint it next week. Then next I ask which one out of these two. So the kids have a choice.” Landon-Davis will also hand out a copy of the drawing to more advanced students so they don’t have to wait for her instructions. The classes are for children ages 6 to 12. However, LandonDavis is currently revamping the structure of the classes. “I’ve been asking different parents what they think. I want to put together a parent and child class for kindergarten and first-graders with a parent so we can do a little bit more advanced stuff with the help of a parent,” Landon-Davis said. “My regular program, I want to be second through sixth grade. Those kids have a little bit of experience and they can do harder things on their own without a parent’s help. That’s kind of in the works now.” Every year, Landon-Davis selects different artists to feature but has repeat topics that children enjoy. This year, subjects have included Henri Matisse, animal art and cartoon art. With the animal art, the classes are less structured. Landon-Davis brings in dozens of books with animal pictures for references. “Every July, since it’s nice warm weather, I do tie-dye and fiber art. Since I don’t want the kids to do the same thing every year, one year we made the god’s eyes with yarn,” Landon-Davis said. “This year, we’re going to draw and paint on fabric that I’m going to turn into pillows.”

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At the Holladay Lions Recreation Center, children can learn how to create art with Art Classes with Nancy. (Salt Lake County)

“I want them to go away feeling that art is about enjoyment, about fun, about relaxation. It’s not about getting things right. There’s no such thing as perfect.” The classes take place every month except for August and December. “I found that parents are really, really busy during that time with the holidays in December and with school starting in August. I’m thinking I might do the first two weeks in December and call it holiday art,” Landon-Davis said. “I used to do that and made presents for people because the kids really liked that.” For Landon-Davis, the point of the classes is to not only teach the kids about art, but to also help them feel they can create art. “I want them to go away feeling that art is about enjoyment, about fun, about relaxation. It’s not about getting things right. There’s no such thing as perfect,” Landon-Davis said. “And I always tell my kids there are no mistakes in art because everything we make is an expression of us, so how could that be wrong?” To learn more about Art with Nancy, visit http://www. artclasswithnancy.com/ 

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ynn Nichols has loved art his entire life. He began to really excel at it around the fifth grade but then stopped for a number of years after getting married. He later returned to the canvas after his kids got older. He works full time job as a senior technical writer for Fiserv, a Fortune 500 credit union/banking software company, but he can be seen selling his art at local art festivals. Nichols was chosen as the Holladay Arts Council Artist of the Month. From about 2000 to 2014, Nichols mainly painted with watercolors, but for the past three years, he’s focused more on oil painting. “I made the switch to oils because oil painting tends to be more marketable and I like the fact that you don’t have to cut a mat for framing,” Nichols said. “Oil paints are much more forgiving as well.” Nichols said he tends to paint landscapes from the many trips he takes through Utah and the surrounding states while backpacking and hiking. “I’m equally intrigued with painting human figures, and an occasional abstract,” he said. Many local artists have an impact on Nichols’ work. He’s taken classes from Sandi Olsen, Osral Allred, Willamarie Huleskamp and Joseph Alleman. Nichols said Ed Marion is his favorite artist, as is Douglas Fryer for oils. “There are so many great local artists,” Nichols said. Nichols said he enjoys creating art because it’s a great way to express himself. “I notice vistas that others might pass by or think of as ordinary or mundane. Through a painting, I have the opportunity to shout out, ‘don’t miss this,’” Nichols said. “Each painting is a puzzle for me to solve, such as what should the focus be, how do I make the painting exciting to the viewer, and how do I create something that someone will want to look at long enough to have an emotional response or thought.” Nichols has three favorite paintings, including “Tree of Life,” a landscape of a desert scene showing a bike path leading up to a tree. “I like this painting because it reminds me of a fabulous mountain-bike trail my wife and I took in the Wind River’s area in Wyoming,” Nichols said. “The autumn grass had an amazing amber hue. It was the kind of day you didn’t want to end. It renewed my energy and spirit, so I named the painting the ‘Tree of Life.’” His painting “Sunshine” shows a girl on a beach reading a book. He said it’s an obvious favorite because it’s of his daughter at Laguna Beach. “But I also love the iconic, laid-back-blond-girl-on-the-beach look, taking in the sunshine and surf,” Nichols said. “I was also excited with the realism of the texture of the canvas bag.” “Destinations” is a painting showing a train traveling past in a desert scene with mesas in the background. “I love this painting because of the rust-colored train and desert yellows juxtaposed against the cool violets,” Nichols said. “The expanse of the desert with vast open space is always appealing to me.” Nichols said he hopes his artwork helps people slow down for a minute and contemplate the beauty in life. “There is so much to life if we just speed by, we may not notice,” he said. The Holladay Arts Council is always looking for more local artists to be recognized as the Artist of the Month. Residents are encouraged to nominate a local artist by filling out a nomination form at www.holladayarts.org or by contacting O’Bryan at ceobyran@aol. com.  Nichol’s painting “Tree of Life” is one of his favorite pieces. (Lisa O’Bryan/Holladay Arts Council)

Lynn Nichols on one of his hiking trips. Nichols was selected as Holladay Arts Council Artist of the Month. (Lisa O’Bryan/Holladay Arts Council)



Kent Crawford inducted into Utah Tennis Hall of Fame By Aspen Perry | a.perry@mycityjournals.com


ent Crawford was inducted into the Utah Tennis Hall of Fame on Feb. 16, 2017. “Being inducted was a life-long dream of mine. I was thrilled to be included amongst the past honorees,” Crawford said. Crawford kicked off his tennis career at the age of 8 on the courts of Cottonwood Club, under the tutelage of Cottonwood Club’s tennis pro and accomplished tennis player in his own right, Ted Jordan. “Kent was one of the players that put the Cottonwood Club on the local, state and intermountain tennis map,” said Jordan during his speech at Crawford’s induction ceremony.

Kent Crawford’s induction. (UT Tennis Hall of Fame)

Though Crawford does not currently reside in Holladay, he grew up across the street from the Cottonwood Club, where his parents were charter members for over 50 years. He attributes his tennis career to the years he spent being coached by Jordan there. “I have many great memories at the Cottonwood Club. We were all fortunate to know and be coached by Ted,” Crawford said. Jordan began coaching Crawford and Drew Sweet, another Utah Tennis Hall of Fame inductee, at the same time. He said the two pushed each other to progress in the sport. “The competition between Kent and Drew helped to make them outstanding players,” Jordan said. Crawford has an impressive collection of titles for his tennis skills, including threetime Utah High School State Champion (when Crawford attended Cottonwood High School), No. 1 singles player at University of Utah 1974– 78, and Western Athletic Conference Champion in 1977, to name a few. Crawford won awards for

sportsmanship, as well. “He was special, mainly his quality of character. He won five McIntosh (sportsmanship) awards in his junior career — I don’t think any junior in the history of Utah ever did that. Everybody liked Kent,” said Jordan. When the Cottonwood Club decided to honor the memory of Mac and Frank Pyke, brothers known for being both outstanding gentlemen and tennis players who died in an airplane accident, Crawford was the first to earn the Pyke Memorial Award for his exemplary ability and sportsmanship. Even with the long list of awards and accomplishments, Crawford was thrilled when he found out he would be inducted into the Utah Tennis Hall of Fame. “I played many years, made lots of friends and had lots of accomplishments in tennis, but (to be inducted) really is the ultimate honor and great to have cap your tennis career,” Crawford. Though Crawford had many great coaches throughout his tennis career, Jordan was the coach that first ignited Crawford’s love of tennis, and Jordan was honored when Crawford asked him to give the introductory speech for the induction ceremony. “I cherished Kent, so to have him ask me to introduce him just put me on cloud nine,” said Jordan as he patted his heart. Jordan was inducted into the Utah Tennis Hall of Fame in 2014, and Crawford attributes Jordan’s athletic skill as one of the things that made him a wonderful coach. “(Jordan) created so many good tennis players that came out of the Cottonwood Club. Our team at Cottonwood High School won three consecutive state championships and was mostly made up of students of Ted’s,” said Crawford. Crawford is also a two-time NCAA FirstTeam All-American (1976 and 1977), a title only two other Utah Utes have been awarded. In 1980 and 1981, Crawford coached the University of Utah Women’s team. After a brief time as the head tennis pro at Oak Hills Tennis Center, in 1982 Crawford left the tennis world as a profession, and began a career with KUTV as an account representative. Today Crawford is the CEO and general manager of KUTV, proving that he would succeed regardless of what career path he chose. “I read somewhere that the person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be. Kent decided to be the very best,” Jordan said. Crawford’s list of tennis accolades continues to grow. It was recently announced that Crawford will be among six other athletes — including 16year NFL wide receiver Steve Smith — to be inducted into the University of Utah Crimson Club Hall of Fame this October. 

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Proposed budget for Holladay City is up for review By Aspen Perry | a.perry@mycityjournals.com

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he month of May kicked off the 2017– 18 budget discussion, which took place during regularly held city council meetings, as well as work sessions. City Manager Gina Chamness began structuring the proposed budget based on city council priority recommendations presented in January. “As has historically the case in Holladay, those priorities and our needs exceeded the funds that were available,” Chamness said. Due to the discrepancy of funds vs. needs, Chamness prepared a list of potential top priorities. The first item on the list includes a 2 percent inflationary increase for city employees, in addition to market adjustments for positions that have been identified as under market rate for similar city employment positions. As written in the budget message (available to view on the city website), Chamness felt this priority was necessary in “recognizing and valuing the contribution of city of Holladay employees.” The second reflects $200,000 in contractual changes for police and fire services. Many residents will not find the third priority surprising given the recent issues with storm drains throughout the city. To address these issues, Chamness proposed an additional $100,000 to the budget to invest in “proactive” maintenance, specifically in regards to the city’s storm drain system. “(The budget) also includes another

$25,000 in traffic signals and preventative maintenance, giving two examples of some investment in our infrastructure,” Chamness said, addressing the council on May 4. Although the budget is balanced, Holladay has been starting each fiscal year with a deficit between “ongoing revenue and ongoing expenses.” Chamness stressed concern of the city not being able to continue on this path. “While the budget is balanced overall, it is not a course we can continue past this year. We have a structural deficit between ongoing revenue and ongoing expenses. When we start this process next year, we would be in a deficit situation — which we cannot sustain in the long term,” Chamness said. Chamness went on to stress the importance of taking time out over the next nine months to decipher a sustainable financial plan for the city. To do so, city officials will need to focus on both the day-to-day operations as a city government and investing in capital needs, such as key infrastructure, that have been deferred. Based on infrastructure concerns voiced during each district town hall, it would seem that many residents are well aware of the current need to update and maintain roads, storm drains and other infrastructure. Some of the ways other cities have addressed the deficit necessary to cover such expenses is through the proposition of a new tax or fee, such as extending the existing

energy tax, a storm water utility fee, a general obligation bond, or raising property tax. Mayor Robert Dahle expressed great concern regarding the infrastructure, and in speaking with residents in attendance at the May 4 city council meeting, he noted though it may not be politically popular to suggest, he felt it the truth to state his concerns. “I have serious concerns about the infrastructure, and will be personally pushing to put in a long-term plan to make sure we are responsibly maintaining the infrastructure we have,” Dahle said. Another way city officials have tried to offset the cost of infrastructure is through the application of grants, an avenue that has paid off with the city’s plans to receive $2.4 million in grant money in 2017–18 to cover the cost of various road and park projects. For residents unable to attend one of the town halls or city council meetings, Holladay city officials have a dedicated budget page on the Holladay City website where residents can view the recommended budget, as well as other documents pertinent to Holladay’s budget. In accordance with the city’s budget message in the previous issue of the Holladay City Journal, a public hearing regarding the proposed budget will be held at Holladay City Hall on June 1 at 6 p.m. At that time, council members will take public comments into consideration before returning to vote on the adoption of the budget during the following city council meeting on June 15. 



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The ‘stitch’ with Tanner Ditch By Aspen Perry | a.perry@mycityjournals.com


uring a District 5 town hall held in April, Councilman Mark Stewart addressed the issue regarding the Tanner Ditch to concerned residents that filled the Big Cottonwood room at City Hall. “I came up with this list based on how much contact I’ve received regarding issues that in particular effect District 5,” Stewart said, addressing the crowd. Stewart explained that the irrigation ditch that runs along 6200 South, with a few canals in the Pheasant Lane area, at one time were privately owned by the Tanner Ditch Company, which consisted of residents along Tanner Ditch, and for years water ran through the ditch with no issue. Several years ago, the Tanner Ditch Company entered into an agreement with Salt Lake City, Holladay City and Murray City that transferred the title of the ditch to Holladay City. The only way Holladay was able to access water was when Salt Lake City gave authorization, based on enough water existing in the Cottonwood Creek during the spring. During mild winter years, no water was released. In 2016, Salt Lake City authorized the release of some water, which resulted in a home flooding along the ditch. Due to the liability issue of homes flooding, Holladay decided to shut off the water flow indefinitely. Since then, several residents have reached out to Holladay City concerned about trees that receive water from the ditch. “When the water goes into the ditch, water seeps into the ground ... and the trees receive water,” Stewart said. Stewart went on to state, “Myself, the mayor and the city manager have had numerous meetings with representatives from Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Water and Salt Lake Public Works, looking at ways we can get water back into the ditch.”

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In agreement with the home owner whose property flooded, the city is planning some testing that will involve releasing water into a small area of the ditch, upon clearance from Salt Lake City, and hold it there to see if the water has any negative effects on the property that previously flooded. If there are no issues with this phase, the city will slowly release more water down the rest of the ditch. “If there are no problems, the water will keep going throughout the summer, until there is no more water to go into (the ditch),” Stewart said. From there, residents who have been in contact with the city

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plan to form a special service district and will petition the city to transfer ownership to the special service district. The special service district would then take on their own insurance and liability and work with nearby city ditch services to have water funneled through. During the question-and-answer portion, residents raised concerns regarding lack of maintenance in the creek bed. One resident suggested adding some lining in areas where concrete is deteriorating. Stewart said adding lining to problem areas may be possible, but to line the entire ditch would detract from the purpose of allowing some of that water to seep into the ground for the purpose of watering the trees. “Our goal as a city (this year) is to protect the trees if there is not an issue releasing the water,” Stewart said. Stewart later said that if the initial test did result in flooding, the city would turn the water off and further research the cause of the problem. There was mild disagreement between two residents, one feeling there was not enough water running through to provide much for the surrounding ground, while the other pointed out that while that may be the case some years, there was plenty of water for the trees during years when there was enough water to flow from April through October. A 30-year property owner along Tanner Ditch expressed his appreciation of any water they would send his way, and thanked Stewart for his efforts in attempting to figure out the issue. Stewart assured those in attendance they would receive a flyer letting them know before any water is released. As of the May 11 council working session, no water had been released to test. 


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Kids line up for the bounce house before the walkathon. (Kelly Cannon/City Journals)


very year, Crestview Elementary holds Feets for Funds, a fundraiser walkathon that raises money for the PTA the following year. This year’s fundraiser, held on April 27, featured a walkathon, bounce houses, food and a silent auction. “The walkathon is helped to not only encourage the kids to get out and run but also get neighbors and family members to donate. We send the kids home with a manila and we say to contact your family members and neighbors, anyone who will donate you running a lap,” said Becky Brown, the Crestview PTA vice-president elect. “You decide beforehand how many laps the child will run and then you ask your neighbors or family members to donate in accordance to how many laps they want to run. That’s basically how we get them to run and that’s a portion of how we get funds.” Brown said the silent auction is probably the more popular side of the fundraiser. The auction was in two parts. One part was goods and services donated by local businesses, such as a session with a photographer or gift cards to restaurants. The other part included gift baskets

created by each class at the school. “They have a theme and they’ll design a theme,” Brown said. “They’ll put something together and parents will help donate to make the basket come to fruition.” The goal was to raise around $25,000 with all of the proceeds going toward the PTA for the 2017–18 school year. Laura Jackson, Crestview’s PTA president elect, said the PTA provides several programs and services for the year. “Meet the Masters is an art program that our school provides for these children to get to know famous artists. We do Chromebooks. The PTA puts forth money for field trips,” Jackson said. “We have a donation that we give to the teacher’s organization. We’re going to be doing this new app on tablets or phones where you can do math.” Crestview has been doing Feets for Funds for the past 12 years, and each year it’s been a success. “It’s really fun and the energy is really high. The kids love it. They are super excited,” Brown said. “It’s a tradition within our community.” 

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As the transition to the summer season begins, we should all give thanks for a winter and spring that brought above average precipitation to our mountains and valleys. Though it will not end the current drought, it’s a huge step toward re-charging our aquifer and filling our lakes and reservoirs. Let’s hope we have more of the same next year. As you begin to plan your summer activities, I hope you will consider spending some time right here in your city. We have another fun 4th of July celebration scheduled, as well as an expanded Free Concert on the Commons Series. We are increasing the number of free concerts this season from 4 to 8, with our first scheduled for Saturday, July 8th. The Blue Moon Festival

will be held on August 5th, and by popular demand, the “Dog Days of Holladay” will return August 19th. The Saturday night (5:30-8:30) Caputos Jazz patio series is up and running, and the SOHO food Truck Park is open for business. You can also enjoy watching the Village grow as the East block begins to rise from the ground. As the core of our city center continues to develop and evolve, we will pursue opportunities that bring our citizens together in a common gathering place. For details regarding events in the city, please visit the Holladay website, www. cityofholladay.com or our Facebook page @ City of Holladay. Hope to see you this summer! –Rob Dahle, Mayor

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OPEN HOUSE – Tree Protection Ordinance An open house to consider some potential changes to protect the City’s tree canopy will be held on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Holladay City Hall. The City Council will soon be considering an ordinance to further protect Holladay’s tree canopy. Since incorporation, the City’s decision makers have been wrestling with ways to protect the existing tree canopy that makes the City so unique in the Valley. The City Council previously approved some measures designed to protect the City’s trees, including an ordinance protecting trees along City streets and on publicly managed property, but that ordinance did not apply to private property. During the City’s recent study and adoption of a new General Plan, some citizens voiced their opinion that the tree canopy in the City needs to be protected from development efforts that could adversely affect the canopy in the long term. In addition, concerns about the loss of trees in heavily forested and privately owned lots have also been raised. As a result, an ad hoc group including two Council representatives, City staff and members of the City’s Tree Committee was formed. Over the past several months, this group has worked on a draft proposal to further protect trees in Holladay. Before the ordinance moves forward through a Planning Commission and City Council process, the City is interested in feedback from Holladay residents. Key provisions of the potential changes include: • the potential creation of a Tree Protection Overlay Zone in parts of the City • protective regulation of the tree canopy on private property in the newly created zone • Required replacement of removed trees within the zone The draft ordinance is available for review and download on the City’s website, www.cityof holladay.com. Please join us on Tuesday, June 13 to offer comments and have your questions answered. Your participation is important.

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TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT ARTICLE By Chief Don Hutson Many of you may be curious about the number one complaint we in the Unified Police Department receive from citizens. It is quite simply, speeding. Speeding in our neighborhoods, speeding in our school zones, speeding on our main thoroughfares, speeding everywhere. It is important to point out the purpose of speed limits on our streets and highways. No, speed limits are not created to affirm government intrusion in our lives or to give law enforcement officers a reason to harass citizens. The sole purpose is to keep all of us safe as we travel on our streets. They are not created in a haphazard manner and the speed limit assigned to any particular stretch of road is based on a number of factors, however, the overriding component in determining the limit is “the speed a vehicle can travel on a stretch of road to maintain the safety of all persons on the roadway”. In other words, it is all about public safety.

We have been fielding an increased level of complaints over the past few months. With this in mind, the Unified Police Department will be ramping up our enforcement efforts on the streets of Holladay. Please be aware the Laser gun does not differentiate between “good law-abiding citizens” and “citizens who deserve a ticket”. It simply identifies a vehicle which is driving faster than the posted speed limit. If you are the subject of a traffic stop by an officer, please be aware we are simply attempting to gain compliance to the speed limit, and it is not personal. Unfortunately, speeding and other traffic offenses may result in a citation and a fine. My hope is during this increased enforcement operation we will find everyone obeying the speed limit and we will not be conducting any traffic stops. If this is not the case, I hope both officers and citizens can have a pleasant encounter based on respect and understanding and go about their business. Thank you for your understanding and your help as we keep our streets safe.


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 Mark H. Stewart, District 5 mstewart@cityofholladay.com 801-232-4544 Gina Chamness, City Manager gchamness@cityofholladay.com


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Changes in Home Occupation Licensing As of May 9, 2017 the City of Holladay no longer issues business licenses for home based businesses that do not have employees or customers coming to their home. This change is due to the recently approved state law. In their 2017 session, the Utah State Legislature passed SB 81, which prohibits a municipality or a county from requiring a license or charging a fee for certain home based businesses. Other home based businesses that have clients, customers or employees coming to the property will continue to be regulated by the City. These businesses continue to be subject to the City’s zoning regulations including obtaining a conditional use permit from the Planning Commission. Even though the City will no longer regulate certain home based businesses, it is vital to understand that they are still subject to registration with the State of Utah for tax collection purposes and owners of these businesses should contact the State of Utah Tax Commission for assistance in properly registering them when applicable to tax code Holladay 18065. For questions or information regarding this new policy, please contact: Angela Hummer, Business License Official 801-527-3890 ahummer@cityofholladay.com

Household Hazardous Waste COLLECTION EVENTS Household hazardous waste is anything in and around your home that is poisonous, flammable, corrosive or toxic. These include cleaning supplies, yard chemicals, pesticides, paints, fuels, batteries, oil, and antifreeze. You may also bring your electronic waste (computers, tv’s..)



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Too Cool for Hot Cars

Summer provides a great time to participate in a variety of outdoor activities. Unwelcome mosquitoes, however, can make many outdoor activities less enjoyable. Some simple precautions can help reduce the negative impacts of mosquitoes.

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You can help control the population of mosquitoes by: • Eliminating unnecessary standing water from your property. • Emptying and refreshing desirable standing water at least weekly. • Treating livestock watering troughs and ornamental ponds with mosquito control products or fish (this service is available free of charge from the SSLVMAD). • Reporting other standing water to the SSLVMAD.

Additionally, the following suggestions can help you avoid being bitten by mosquitoes: • Use mosquito repellents approved by the Environmental Protection Agency according to instructions on the product label. • Wear light-colored, loose-fitting clothing that covers as much skin as possible when outdoors. • Avoid outdoor activities during times of peak mosquito activity (between dusk and dawn for several species of mosquitoes including disease vectors known to occur in Utah). The South Salt Lake Valley Mosquito Abatement District would like to wish everyone a safe and pleasant summer. For additional information about mosquitoes and mosquito control or to submit a request for service please visit www.sslvmad.org.

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, including sparklers, have been banned in these high hazard areas: 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

Take the pledge this summer to keep your dog cool! Your pets are too cool for hot cars, hot pavement, or to be left alone for hours outside (on a hot balcony.) We are kicking off the “Too Cool for Hot Cars” campaign on June 7, from 9 AM – 10 AM, at Salt Lake County Animal Services: 511 W 3900 S, SLC. Animal Services will be collecting pledges in person and for a suggested donation of $1, handing out Auto Alerts that change color when temperatures are unbearable for ANYONE, including dogs to be left in the car. 4 Truck Firehouse Food will be handing out 50 FREE hot dogs (while supplies last). Hot Cars: Once outside temperatures reach 70-degrees, temperatures in a car can exceed 116-degrees within 10 minutes. Even on a mild 75-degree day, cracking a window in your car or parking in the shade doesn’t make a difference. Temperatures inside the vehicle are deadly. Dogs can suffer from heatstroke, irreparable brain damage, or even death. If you are in Holladay and see a pet inside a vehicle, excessively panting, non-responsive, drooling, or listless, call Salt Lake County Animal Service’s Dispatch number immediately: 801-743-7045. Never break a window of a vehicle on your own to pull out a pet, you could be liable for damages. Take a photo of the pet, the license plate, and give that information to Animal Control Officers. Hot Pavement: Dogs can burn their paws on the sidewalk in the summer. When in doubt test the surface yourself: place the back of your hand on the pavement. If you CAN’T stand the heat for FIVE seconds, it’s too hot for you to walk your dog. Which means you will need to walk your dog early in the morning, later in the evening, and leave them at home when heading to festivals or farmer’s markets. Hot Balconies: Despite being covered, a balcony can get very hot, VERY fast. A dog left on a balcony may try to escape and injure themselves when they’re left alone and hot. A bowl of water is easily overturned and the pet is left anxious, dehydrated, and in similar conditions as a hot car. If you see or hear a pet on a balcony that’s in distress call Animal Control: 801-743-7045. For additional information please visit AdoptUtahPets.com or email animal@slco.org.

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Thorup Tutoring

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horup Tutoring was started from the ground up by founder Nancy Williams, who has been tutoring for over 30 years. Nancy began tutoring for the Neurology, Learning, and Behavior Center in 1988. In 1992, she began tutoring at home with the center’s referrals and blessings. Before long, Nancy had about 30 kids on a waiting list, so she hired one employee. Her company grew when she eventually hired more employees in 1998. She has had the opportunity to franchise and grow the business, but is committed to keeping her company small so quality won’t decline. She now runs her business from a beautiful building nestled in the heart of Holladay, with 25 part-time tutors and over 200 students that go to learn each week. “This business was created slowly, over time,” Nancy said. “We have learned from year to year what works and what doesn’t, and we are always learning and growing so that we can keep up with current academic challenges.” Thorup Tutoring runs summer camps from June 1- Aug. 18 with an emphasis on reading and writing, math and science, ACT prep, and study skills. Thorup Tutoring has camps for pre-school through incoming 12th graders. They also have a “College Essay Application” camp for incoming 12th graders which will have a working rough draft ready to finalize for college applications, offered through October 2017.


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Nancy and her employees stress the importance of getting one-on-one tutoring set up for the beginning of the school year. “Kids need to get organized, be ready to track their grades and assignments, and be ready to start off the year strong,” said Nancy. One-on-one tutoring will focus on remedial skills in pre-school through 6th grade, while also helping kids with current homework as needed. Middle school through high school one-on-one tutoring focuses on important study skills such as planning, time management, test preparation, and organization to help kids navigate through school with any subject matter. Nancy is available for each and every student if they need more personalized expertise over and above what their tutor can give. She is also experienced, and available, to meet personally with parents, counselors, and therapists involved in the students’ lives. Having the referral base and recommendation of doctors and psychologists makes going to Thorup an easy choice. “Professionals in the medical field have regularly referred to us and will continue to do so,” Nancy said. “This should provide inquiring families with confidence that we have a good reputation in making a difference for families.” “Our referral rate is so high that we have plenty of business from simply word of mouth, and our business continues to grow each year,” she said. “Your student will not be placed in a set program, rather,

they will be given the specific help that they require,” Nancy said. “Staff members are trained in working with students that have ADHD, learning disabilities, and other disorders which affect learning. We tutor preschool through college students in all subject areas. We offer peace of mind for parents; let us handle the stress of tracking your teenager’s grades and school progress.” Thorup Tutoring is located on 4527 S. 2300 East #106 in Holladay, call 801-272-7323 and visit www.thoruptutoring.com for more information. 


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Olympus Dance Company ends year with concert By Kelly Cannon | kelly@mycityjournals.com


he Olympus High School Dance Company wrapped up their year with a concert centered on the theme “All that Remains.” The theme was chosen by dance company coach Danell Hathaway, who has been leading the team for the past nine years. “I just liked that. I must have heard it on NPR or it was the title of a movie and I just liked that because dance is so ephemeral. It’s a fleeting,” Hathaway said. “I love the idea that dance is so fleeting so it’s kind of like what moments of that fleeting do we want to capture and what will relate to us as an audience, as dancers, what do we want to hold onto? What do we want to let go of?” Hathaway met with the members of the dance company and dance classes and explained the theme to them. She then had guest artist Elizabeth Martino come and choreograph a piece for the seniors. “Her piece, we haven’t thought of a title yet. I think it’s going to be ‘Moments and Memories,’” Hathaway said. “Her piece is a goodbye piece. She said she wanted to make everybody cry.” Members of the various dance classes at Olympus High School also participated in the show. Members of the Dance 2 class performed a piece about a combination lock. The dancers had numbers on their backs and had to try different combinations while the music continually speeds up. There’s also a piece about perspective, which had lots of props on stage that obscured the dancers so only heads or feet were visible. The seniors were also given the opportunity to choreograph their own pieces. The process began with interested seniors filling out forms that explained their pieces. The form included how many dancers were involved, the costumes, the lighting, how they were going to approach the theme and what kind of choreographic devices would be used. “They audition them in front of their peers. Their peers give them feedback forms and they give them feedback saying what they liked about the piece or what they are thinking,” Hathaway said. “I collect those votes. Then I use those votes as well as what I think would be a good mixture for the concert and I select the pieces. Then the dancers are divided into dances. They don’t audition to be in dances. They only audition to choreograph dances.” Eighteen-year-old Mary Jane Tingey was one of the seniors to have her choreography featured in the show. Her piece was entitled “All that Remains Are the Losers” to the song “Fade” by Kanye West. “It’s a hip-hop piece. It’s about a race that everybody is running. It’s kind of celebrating the losers instead of the winners,” Tingey said. “(Hathaway) gave us the theme of the concert and I just thought of a song that went well and it just kind of popped into my brain.” When choreographing the piece, Tingey wanted dancers to pay attention to the music. “When it’s going slow, we go slow. When it speeds up, we speed up, just to keep up the energy so it’s fun for the audience,” Tingey said. “Mostly, I want the audience to be excited and happy because most dances at this concert are downers and depressing so I wanted a dance the audience could have fun with.” Eighteen-year-old Lauren Broadbent also had a chance to choreograph a piece for the final show. Her piece was called “Waking in Atlantis.” “It’s a contemporary piece and it’s about people who were Atlanteans and one day they wake up and the city that they’ve known and loved is destroyed and gone. The dance begins when they’re waking up and they remember what used to be,” Broadbent said. “It almost comes to a point where the memories of the city that they love, they almost become real. Then at the end, they get

Olympus High Dance Company performs in their final concert of the year. (Sarah Zenger/Olympus High School)

pulled deeper into the sea and they have to accept their watery fate.” Broadbent said she was inspired to do a piece about Atlantis because she’s always been interested in the mythical lost city. She also wanted to do a dance about being underwater because that leads to very distinct ideas. “I do a lot of ripples to show water movement. There’s a lot of visual formations to show how waves pull you deeper into the ocean or how water moves,” Broadbent said. “The part in the dance where the dancers are going back in time to the place they used to live, the movement is a lot bigger to show they are on land and they move faster, rather than being underwater where things would be moving slower.” Seventeen-year-old Annie Campbell choreographed a piece called “The Space Between” that focuses on the end of relationships. “That’s what came to my head when I thought about ‘All That Remains,’ from a relationship, is the memories,” Campbell said. “People are in a relationship that’s physically far apart so they still have those feelings and those memories but they can’t physically touch each other and get to each other so I wanted to explore that through my dance.” The dance focuses on two people who do a number of physical movements when they’re thinking about each other but they are unable to touch. “I just hope that they’re able to feel something and able to connect and relate to it because all of us have relationships in our everyday lives,” Campbell said. “I just hope they can feel that connection that I’m trying to show and they can feel it.” The dance company has been working on the concert since December. The main setback the company has faced is a high number of injuries. “On Saturday, we had a girl break her collarbone. That’s been really difficult,” Hathaway said. “Then a lot of these kids are involved in a lot of different things. We’ve had a lot of absences, so trying to negotiate to get kids back in.” Hathaway said she wanted audience members to see the passion and talent the dancers have and how hard they work. “I think people sometimes don’t think dance is accessible because it is abstract. First and foremost, recognize they’re communicating in a language that you may not understand but you can appreciate and enjoy it,” Hathaway said. “The second thing is what they do feel. Sometimes it’s hard to express but that’s okay. Dance is a physical thing. So just getting a feeling from a piece. It moves them.” 



Titan tennis rising

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By Travis Barton | travis@mycityjournals.com

I Sell Them!

If you are thinking about buying or selling your property, please allow me to share my experience with you when you are looking for a place to call home. No. 1 doubles team plays against Skyline in May. The Titans finished second in Region 6. (Travis Barton/City Journals


ractice. Former NBA superstar Allen Iverson once joked about saying the word dozens of times in an infamous press conference. But for the Olympus boys tennis team, practices have taken them to the next level. “There’s no walking around on the court — we’re running to get the ball, they’re working hard,” said second-year head coach Mike Epperson. “I want them to come off feeling like they’ve worked out, not just going out there and hitting the ball and leaving practice.” That mindset has improved the quality of the program and made for a bright future. The Titans boast a talented squad that has taken second in region in as many years and is rising to compete among the state contenders. “We’re a top five team in 4A easily by the competition we’ve played and how we’ve played. I believe we’re a top five team,” Epperson said. And it came about through practice. Epperson, who grew up playing tennis, comes from a football coaching background and runs his practices as such, where movement should be constant and he expects a lot from his players. He said it’s about having pride in the program. “If I’m going to invest time into this program, then I want results, I don’t want to go into a program and have people come to hang out with their friends,” Epperson said. “Look, let’s get better, let’s make this the best program we can be.” Though there was a transition for the players in the beginning, they are seeing the dividends pay off. Cole Marshall, no. 2 singles, plays yearround and said practices during the spring season are proving beneficial. “I get better practicing, and I think even people who weren’t that good are getting

better from the practices in the spring (season), so I think a spring’s practice with (Epperson) is the equivalent of putting everything you got in six months at a club or something,” Marshall, a junior, said. But the practices aren’t just about the work ethic. Fundamentals have been sharpened and intelligence has increased, as well. “That’s one thing that we’ve tried to develop with them is you don’t need to kill the ball, you just need to be consistent, keep it in, hit the corners and know when to approach the net,” Epperson said. No player better epitomizes that aptitude than Marshall. Epperson said Marshall is “a wall” with his consistency in returning shots and his steady mindset. “He’s the most cerebral — he doesn’t let things affect him. If he’s down he won’t give up, and keep fighting. He just doesn’t quit — that’s what I love about him,” Epperson said. Marshall said it was part of his progress this year. “You don’t want to waste your energy and stuff, so it’s about being smart and playing smart,” he said. Epperson said the horizon looks good for the Titan program, with freedom and support from parents and the administration to go along with a burgeoning pool of talent that includes some incoming freshmen next season. “You have to continually redevelop the program every year. You can’t just be happy with who you have now — you gotta develop players,” Epperson said. He added that with most of his varsity returning next year, the future is looking bright, as state title contenders Skyline and Timpview lose players to graduation. “I feel like next year we’ll have a good chance to really compete. Next year might be our year,” he said. 


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Multitalented Adams en route to be Ute By Travis Barton | travis@mycityjournals.com

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Ben Adams was known both for his athletic skills in lacrosse as well as in the classroom. He was one of six players named Academic All-American in Utah. (Betsey Bowen Photography)

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en Adams could go almost anywhere for college. The Cottonwood Heights native carried a 4.0 GPA, is a National Merit Scholar finalist, student body officer and an Academic All-American. He is also one of the best lacrosse players in the state. Adams was named the Utah Lacrosse Class B Defensive Most Valuable Player in May and he’ll be taking his talents to the University of Utah lacrosse team in the fall, a program that hopes to be the state’s first Division 1 program by 2019. “To be part of the new program and play where I can have my friends and family all here. It’s just awesome, I think it’s tremendous,” Adams said. Growing up, Adams said he thought they’d “never have (an NCAA program) here, to actually be one of the first is really neat.” But Adams also didn’t think about lacrosse until he was in the seventh grade. Having played little-league football, Adams had a couple friends in Brighton’s youth lacrosse program who encouraged him to try out the sport. “I picked up a stick and I’ve been playing since then,” he said. Adams said it’s the fastpaced, all-action style game that he loves, unlike football with a break between each play. “It’s a player’s game, so it’s all about the players and their (lacrosse) IQ and not about the coaches scheming and coming up with perfect plan,” Adams said. The defenseman has proven to be extremely talented at that game. Adams’ playing all four years for Skyline High School’s club team, two of which as team captain, has been a blessing for the Eagles. “God-given size and speed helps,” in addition to his attention to detail and footwork, said head coach Drew Bicker about what makes Adams such a force on the field. “(He has) just a willingness to learn and he picks things up pretty

quickly.” It wasn’t until the summer before his junior year that Adams decided to pursue playing collegiately. After playing tournaments back east where the game is more widespread and ingrained in the sporting culture, he realized his talents matched up well against established competition. While Adams will now enroll at Utah, he originally intended to play for the University of Pennsylvania. “That was where I was set on going,” Adams said. But after returning home, looking at tuition costs and the hiring of Brian Holman as the Utes head coach, his head started to turn. Adams said he met with Holman, loved what he had to say and was intrigued by the opportunity to build a new program. “It was just something really neat and I wanted to be a part of it,” he said. What might be most impressive is Adams won’t need any athletic scholarship, as he received full tuition through academics. “Coaches love that,” Bicker said. He said the two-year captain has “always been one of the hardest workers both on the field and off the field.” That work ethic was rewarded when Adams, who plans to major in biomedical engineering, was one of six lacrosse players in the state who was named Academic All-Americans. “My parents and I have always felt that I need to go to a school I would go without lacrosse,” Adams said. “It’s always been more about academics for me. Lacrosse is four years and your academics is 40.” Bicker said talent on the field is sometimes taken for granted, but not for Adams. “That’s something that Ben took to heart,” Bicker said. “Just understanding that’s the piece that’s going to take you furthest. I think he really gets that and lacrosse is just an additional bonus.” 

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Reproductive Care Center

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eproductive Care Center is the first private infertility clinic in Utah and has been in business for over 20 years. RCC meets all the most advanced requirements and guidelines for its labs and physicians, making them completely state-of-the-art. Reproductive Care Center has five board-certified physicians who are members of the Society of Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART), as well as a nurse practitioner, all dedicated to helping couples grow their families. All physicians, embryologists, lab technicians and nurses at RCC are members of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and continually train and educate themselves to ensure that they are at the forefront of the reproductive technology advances. Although assisted reproductive technology (ART) has been practiced for decades, the advancements have changed the way it’s being done. Instead of simply trying to obtain conception with as many embryos as possible, competent specialists at RCC focus on helping a couple achieve a single healthy baby, which increases the chance of a successful pregnancy and minimizes the risk of pre-term births. RCC physicians also conduct research and studies to stay ahead of the curve. Dr. Andrew K. Moore, an infertility specialist at the clinic, recently completed a major research study that showed a strong correlation between healthy habits combined

with couple’s therapy and its improvement on natural conception. With all the success that Reproductive Care Center has achieved, it hasn’t always come easy.

Through continued research and scientific advancements, as well as the openness of many high-profile people, Reproductive Care Center is finally seeing the shift in the perception of infertility. For a long time, infertility was a topic that was not discussed openly. Through continued research and scientific advancements, as well as the openness of many high-profile people, Reproductive Care Center is finally seeing the shift in the perception of infertility. Patients seek out a specialist much sooner than before because they know it is available and acceptable. Another major challenge is that most insurance companies do not offer infertility treatment benefits. While they do often cover consultations and diagnostic treatment, they do not

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Olympus Family Medicine is excited to introduce Dr. Kristen Romo. She is a Board Certified Family Practice Physician specializing in adolescent medicine and women’s health. She is also fluent in the Spanish language. Dr. Romo believes that open communication is the key to providing exceptional health care and it is her mission to provide that to a diverse patient population. In her years of practice with the University of Utah Health Care, she has had the opportunity to participate and lead in quality improvement projects focusing on chronic illnesses and preventative care. Dr. Romo is an Illinois native and currently resides in Holladay with her husband, two children and dog, Loki. She enjoys Pilates, spending time with family, snowboarding, hiking and mountain biking. Dr. Romo brings fresh enthusiasm and proven experience to Olympus Family Medicine and looks forward to serving you.

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typically provide benefits for intrauterine insemination (IUI) or in vitro fertilization (IVF). Legislators are looking at how to improve coverage, but in the meantime, RCC has worked tirelessly to provide affordable treatment options to patients including income-based discounts, military discounts, financing for IVF, multiple IVF Cycle package discounts, and a 100% Money-Back Guarantee IVF Program for qualifying patients. “We understand that so many of our patients, especially those that need IVF, are having to pay for it out of pocket,” said Rachel Greene, the marketing coordinator at RCC. “It is a difficult hurdle to jump and we do as much as we can to accommodate.” Resolve.org, a national organization, has pushed the discussion of infertility to the national level with legislators and insurance companies. They initiated the National Infertility Awareness Week which was April 23-29. RCC participated by offering daily giveaways and providing a free seminar. RCC also sponsored a date night hosted by Utah Infertility Resource Center, a local counseling and support resource with whom RCC has chosen to partner. RCC is focused on providing compassionate and quality care to their patients. Reproductive Care Center has affordable consultation prices and are ready to see new patients in all their locations, visit www.fertilitydr.com to learn more. 

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How to Afford Your Bucket List Travel




ave you noticed all the bucket list articles lately? I don’t know what it is, but all of a sudden, I’ve seen article after article about sky diving over Dubai, riding a camel in the Sahara Desert, or cycling though South African vineyards on a carbon negative tour. I was wondering, if perhaps, I missed a sale on buckets at my local bucket store or maybe it was “national buy a bucket day” last week and everyone but me stocked up on buckets. And now to get some use of them, they are stuffing them up with dreams and lofty visions of travel grandeur. Being a self-proclaimed master planner, this all should be well and good to me. Besides, who am I to tell folks how to use their buckets? But it seems to me that creating a fantasy travel dreamland could end up in a wide-awake letdown when you hit the road. So, in keeping in the spirit of adventurous travel, here are some ideas to keep your dream bucket a reality. Understand your Travel Fund: Part of making travel a reality is to make a budget. Figure out your travel style. Are you a higher maintenance traveler that needs pricier hotels and to be entertained or does camping at a beach or hiking through the mountains meet your needs? No matter which kind of traveler you are and what your financial situation is, you’ll want to make sure to allow extra money for spontaneity and little luxuries. A general rule for us has been to plan for the vacation to cost 15 to 25% more than we think.

Set up an automatic savings account: Have your bank put aside a small amount into a travel fund and use it ONLY for travel. It doesn’t have to be much, because as it begins to grow you’ll start to make plans for where you’ll go. Now your travel vision is becoming a reality and this will encourage you to save even more in your day-to-day spending in effect tricking yourself into making it grow faster. Utilize Long Weekends: There’s a lot that can be accomplished in a 3 or 4-day weekend. No, I don’t mean giving the dog a bath and cleaning out the garage. Hop in the car and go explore the gems close to home. I am always surprised how many people I’ve met who have not been to Capitol Reef, taken a ride on the Utah Valley Railroad train, or gone for a dip in the Crater. Yet these places are at the top of someone’s bucket list in other parts of the world. Keep your Expectations in Check: With all the resources we have at our fingertips it’s easy to, over plan, set yourself up for failure, or just expect too much. I recently stumbled on a travel article for a roadside attraction I’ve been to on more than one occasion. I first discovered it while traveling between states and randomly stopped to stretch my legs and let the kids’ blow off some steam. It’s since become a traditional resting stop that we enjoy every time we pass through. The article however, made this destination look AMAZING, like some kind of bucket list fairytale. It had stunning photos accompanied with an article of

interest. A quick search landed me on several similar accountings. In reality, this tiny attraction takes less than an hour to explore and by the articles standard would be a bit of a let- down. Had we gone with the expectations the media set we would have been disappointed. It’s much better to adopt an attitude of discovery, this way you aren’t disappointed. Don’t Over Plan: This is my personal stumbling block. I tend to research and attempt to plan every minute of my vacation. Thinking that it would set my mind at ease and we wouldn’t miss a thing. With many failed attempts, I’ve finally learned that no matter how well planned I was I still going to miss something and having to be accountable for every activity in everyday just made the getaway stressful and me super annoying to my fellow travelers. While researching your destination is imperative, especially if there are tickets you’ll need in advance, it’s important to break from your normal self and let your adventurous side loose to let things roll. Most of us will only be able to afford a very few dreamy bucket list travel destinations, but taking time off is crucial for our mental and physical wellbeing. Travel freely to affordable destinations and restrain yourself from dreaming of what a vacation should be. With the right attitude your affordable travel can become your bucket list …. checkmark. Joani Taylor is the owner of Coupons4Utah. com a blog dedicated to helping people save money on their day-to-day living and 50Roads.com a lifestyle and travel blog for the empty nester. 


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The Happiest Place on Earth


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ordes of families will go to Disneyland this summer because parents continue to be stupid. Touted as “The Happiest Place on Earth,” its creators have obviously never been on the Tequila Tour in Cancun. Parents announce “We’re going to Disneyland!” and because kids have no sense of perspective they’ll ask hundreds of times when you’re leaving. You’ll consider canceling the trip to avoid spending any more time with your adorable screeching goblins. Whether you fly (unwise) or drive (equally unwise), the trip to California is never part of the fun. When we took our kids to Disneyland in a covered wagon, they didn’t have iPads to entertain them. Instead, it was 10 hours of whining until my kids finally told me to shut up. Once you find your motel (which is ten times as dumpy as it looked online) and gently scoot the homeless lady out of the doorway, your kids can run to the outdoor pool to contract cholera while you unpack the car. The night before your first day in Disneyland, no one sleeps. Not because everyone’s excited but because your 5-year-old is crying because she’s afraid of clowns. Even though there are no clowns in the area. And you haven’t discussed clowns. And you can’t convince her she won’t be chased by clowns. So you arrive at the Happiest Place on Earth with everyone scowling. If you forked out extra money to eat breakfast with fairies (suckers), you’ll discover everyone else in the universe has done the same thing. Your breakfast with fairies turns into breakfast with someone who might be a fairy but you’re too far away to tell. Turning on your we’re-going-to-have-fun-at-all-costs voice, you’ll exclaim, “Who’s ready for some rides?!” and wander into Disneyland (henceforth called the Park—like Madonna, Cher and God). Everyone wants to go in different directions which begins the first of several fistfights. You must have a plan to tackle the Park. Hopefully, this eliminates the identical rides where you sit in a little car that takes you through a colorful re-enactment of classic Disney cartoons. (Keep saying “Wow!” until you’re



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