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Women’s Entrepreneurial Conference Highlights Resources By Kelly Cannon | kelly@mycityjournals.com


he first annual Women’s Entrepreneurial Conference brought businesswomen from around the valley to not only learn about the resources available to them, but also network with each other. Held on April 20 at Holladay City Hall, the event was hosted by the Salt Lake Chamber Women’s Business Center. “We’re here to help women start and grow a successful business,” said Ann Marie Wallace, executive director of the Salt Lake Chamber Women’s Business Center. “The entire center has a focus on women in business.” The conference was geared toward womenowned businesses. These businesses are ones where women have the majority of ownership and control and are responsible for the dayto-day management, short-term and long-term planning and are the highest in compensation. The focus of the conference was to educate women business owners about the resources available to them to help their business grow and thrive. “Most women don’t know about these resources and don’t know most of them are free,” Wallace said. “These resources help them power their business forward.” Wallace explained these resources are often provided by a nonprofit or a government entity and are either free or at a minimal cost. The conference also gave a chance for the women to network with each other. Wallace

said it’s common for women in business to not reach out to each other because they don’t know what is the best way to do that. The Salt Lake Chamber Women’s Business Center offers three main resources for women in business. The first is free consultations for women business owners. The businesswomen meet one-on-one with a professional consultant to discuss their specific needs. The second resource is training. These are weekly events that teach women how to be business owners. These events are either free or $10. The last resource is networking. The center helps women build a network through the Women’s Networking Group. Emily Potts, owner of Sugar House Coffee, learned about the conference through the Women’s Networking Group. “I came because I wanted to be surrounded by empowered women and I wanted to see what resources are available to women,” Potts said.

Potts explained one thing she learned during one of the sessions at the conference is how credit can work for you or against you. Lydia Martinez, owner of Elle Marketing and Events, came to the conference because her business was one of the sponsors. She also found out about the conference through the Women’s Networking Group. “I am passionate about supporting women in business,” Martinez said. She also wanted to use the opportunity to network with other women business owners. “Women often feel isolated or alone, like they’re the only one,” Martinez said. “Being surrounded by other women business owners is inspiring.” According to the American Express OPEN report, there are over 83,300 women-owned businesses in the state of Utah. Since 2007, women-owned businesses in Utah have grown at five times the national rate. These businesses have added an estimated 340,000 jobs since 2007. Currently, Utah is tied for second for the number of self-employed women. Nationally, one in three businesses is women owned, accounting for 11.3 million women-owned businesses. Nine million people nationwide are employed by a women-owned business and $1.6 trillion in revenue is generated by women-owned firms. l

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Candace Rideout Named May’s Artist of the Month By Kelly Cannon | kelly@mycityjournals.com

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rtist Candace Rideout has been a resident of Holladay for around 48 years. She was recently named the Artist of the Month for May by the Holladay Arts Council. After earning a degree in painting from the University of Utah, Rideout taught art and worked for the Utah State Board of Education illustrating books and creating other commercial art. During that time she had an advertising agency as well. About 15 years ago, she gave that up to pursue being a full-time artist. “It’s absolute fun for me,” Rideout said. “It’s nice to be occasionally paid for something you do for free anyway.” Rideout primarily works in oils and paints various landscapes and still life. She bases her paintings off of smaller studies she’s done and then enlarges them to create a full painting. “I try painting an idea more than just a thing,” Rideout said. “I want it to be something that says more than just a mountain or a tree.” In addition to creating her own works, Rideout teaches art classes. During the year, she primarily teaches adults but then teaches children during the summer. “I’m always trying something new in teaching,” Rideout said. According to Rideout, there are a ton of artists living in Holladay who are close friends and have studios located in Millcreek.

These artists include painters like Rideout, but also sculptures and artists who specialize in installations. “It’s nice to have someone around to give a quick critique,” Rideout said. “It’s also nice to have those around who are interested in art.” However, there aren’t many places in Holladay where artists can display their work. Rideout said the Holladay Library has places to show work and the Holladay Arts Council works to create spaces for art to be displayed. Rideout’s work can be seen at Relics Framemakers & Gallery on Holladay Boulevard. Her work can also be seen at Snake Creek Grill in Heber. “I practically have the whole restaurant,” Rideout said. “I sell quite a few things out there.” Rideout also displays her work at the Utah State Fair and the Intermountain Art Show, as well as occasionally at bigger shows. Rideout said she loves painting because she can just get lost in it. “I get absolutely lost in time while painting. It’ll be 2 a.m. and I’ll have no idea because I get so immersed,” she said. “When you really like it, you don’t realize the hours and hours ’cause you just love it.” Craig Fisher, a member of the Holladay Arts Council, explained Rideout had always been on the list for artists to be highlighted by

the council as Artist of the Month. “We knew one day we would profile her,” Fisher said. “She is one of the most influencial artists in Holladay. She’s a great artist and a great instructor.” The Holladay Arts Council has been selecting Artists of the Month since May 2015. The idea was originally Fisher’s. “As an artist, I know it’s hard to get exposure,” Fisher said. “We wanted to identify an artist in the community for a month.” A committee of four council members makes up the selection committee, including Fisher. “People will give us suggestions,” Fisher said. “We talk among ourselves and we get a list together and we decide who it’s going to be that month.” Each month, the artist, their work and a quick bio can be viewed on the Holladay Arts Council’s website, http://www.holladayarts.org. Fisher explained the goal of the Artists of the Month is to create a database of artists for workshops and guests lectures. These speakers would teach artists things they are lacking, not only art skills but also how to succeed financially as an artist. “Artists aren’t always the best business people,” Fisher said. l



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n May 11, Councilmembers Pat Pignanelli of District 3 and Mark Stewart of District 5 hosted a town hall meeting in the Little Cottonwood Room at Holladay City Hall. Close to 75 Holladay residents turned out to hear and exchange concerns and ideas about our community. Mayor Rob Dahle opened with a warm welcome and fielded questions with the majority of the conversation focused on the latest Cottonwood Mall development. As noted in other recent town hall meetings and in recent issues of the Journal both this year and last, the original, much larger mixed-use Cottonwood plan will not be carried out. Future development, however, may include a Smith’s grocery store, other retail uses, restaurants and service uses and a significant residential housing component by Ivory Homes. Dahle said that for several reasons, including a major increase in online shopping, there is not the demand for retail space like there was 10 years ago. Like most Holladay residents, the city council and mayor are frustrated by this situation but will continue to work diligently to make sure future development of this site is both what the city wants and needs. Stewart graciously fielded questions regarding the destruction of large trees. Holladay is well known for its beautiful canopy of trees, creeks, canals, irrigation ditches and large estate lots. Sometimes, large beautiful older trees have to come down because they have rotted from the inside out. However, at other times trees are destroyed on private properties to make way for new development. Stewart urged residents to carefully consider how they can develop their property and still preserve, to the extent possible, valuable tree resources not only on their own land, but in the community as a whole. Recently, two visible examples of large-scale tree destruction resulted in letters being sent by the city to alarmed neighboring residents explaining the reasons for the tree removal and that the city is working on new innovative policies and ordinances that may result in fewer instances of wanton tree destruction. Generally speaking, the city has limited control over trees on private property except when those trees are near creeks and streams and canals and when their removal is prohibited by law. Another topic was the lack of water during the last few years in the Tanner Ditch. Stewart explained there has been too little snow runoff in the past years to allow excess water to be diverted to the ditch, resulting in harm to old trees. This year, with more water available to the system, irrigation water has been allowed to run in the ditch. Unfortunately, water in the ditch this year has resulted in the unexpected flooding in two homes along the ditch. 

Another area of concern was fire safety. Some of the lowest water pressure is found in areas of the city where trees and homes are the largest, and width of emergency access roads is smallest. This is true in the Walker Lane area where many private lanes and driveways are long, narrow and winding, making it hard for emergency vehicles to come and go. Holladay is considered a 5 on a scale of 1-12 (12 being the highest) as an at-risk fire area. Due to large areas of significant tree canopy, Holladay has many available fuels, including dead fall, to feed potentially disastrous fires. Holladay continues to work with the state to help them understand the water line situation, educate property owners to eradicate fuels and work with public utilities to minimize fire danger. In the event of a major wildfire in Holladay, necessary aerial fire suppression access and support would need to be called in to control it. Also, Randy Fitts, Holladay city manager, reminded everyone to check the city’s website, www.cityofholladay.com, for firework restrictions to help minimize fire risks this summer. Stewart also addressed the attendees’ concerns regarding group homes, also known as facilities for people with disabilities who are protected by federal law. There are two such licensed facilities in Holladay at the moment. The city may not prohibit these facilities in any area zoned for residential use. Currently Holladay ordinances limit the size of these types of facilities serving people with disabilities to no more than six people. However, the operator of this kind of use may submit a request to allow the city to house or treat more than six occupants through a “reasonable accommodation” request to the Holladay city manager. The city can regulate some aspects of a group home such as building height, setbacks from abutting property lines, minimum parking requirements and minimum landscaping areas, according to Paul Allred, Holladay community development director. Utah has its own regulations it imposes on group homes, as well. The level of care plays into the equation, too. Other interesting topics that were discussed were short-term rentals such as AirBnB, or a “ski rental,” where people contract to stay in a private residence instead of a legitimate hotel/motel. Shortterm rentals are not permitted in Holladay except as specifically allowed by law, such as hotels and bed and breakfast operations. The city is becoming more aware of the offering of homes for these kinds of short-term rentals and will be forced to address them though increased zoning enforcement as this relatively new hospitality trend increases in Holladay. Allred suggested residents contact his office to help regulate this type of rental

where they are aware of it. A new charter school called Wasatch Waldorf School (K-8 grades) is being built next to Creekside Park on Murray Holladay Road, bringing out concerns about the trees along the creek, traffic control and zoning. Allred and neighbors agreed that the developer has had good open discussion about the development and continues to comply with the city of Holladay to date. Regarding the Highland Drive/ Van Winkle Intersection study, residents have been very involved and have voiced concerns in two public open houses, with another open house to come on May 24 regarding economic development, land use and transportation factors in this area. So far, five scenarios have been developed as potential models to change the intersection are. The scenarios are already available for review. Regarding derelict properties and getting the city’s attention on keeping those properties clean and safe, Allred personally asked residents to call his department to report problem properties; the department will continue to pursue other avenues to get more satisfactory compliance to city ordinance. City roads and street deteriorations were addressed by Fitts, and Tosh Kano, public works director, said that road funding is limited and they are working to fill holes and work on areas the best the city can. He reminded residents that snow removal was costly this year, which takes money away from road repairs. The city is aware of the problem and is working their best to repair as resources become available.  Pignanelli closed the meeting with a humorous note about a “city run by rumors.” She was, of course, quick note this city council works to be responsive and give transparency to the residents by having regular city council, planning and town hall meetings for public comment. She mentioned she heard that speed limits would increase on Spring Lane and immediately said that this is truly a rumor. She appreciated the volunteers that attended, especially those involved in emergency preparedness. She also reminded residents to attend the Learn to Live Lecture Series about how to keep you and your family happy and healthy. Pignanelli also received kudos from an audience member regarding the food truck implementation and how that was a great addition to Holladay. And one final rumor mentioned was about Harmon’s coming to the area, which was neither denied confirmed.   Residents were urged and reminded to contact the city of Holladay about any concerns or to report problems. Call the city directory or use the contact form located on the city of Holladay website. l


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Holladay’s Historical Walking Tour Marks 20 Years By Carol Hendrycks | carol@mycityjournals.com


he “historical walk” was proposed to the Holladay-Cottonwood Community Council by Jay Todd, who then chaired the project. Bill and Pat Child provided marker financing, with Kenneth and Athelia Woolley providing supporting funds. Hank and Julie Brock helped to create the historical booklet. The idea was funded by a grant from Salt Lake City and through financial support from the Utah Centennial Commission, all of which was coordinated by the HolladayCottonwood Community Council. The markers were installed June 22, 1996, and a week later, June 29, a big community celebration and fair was held at Olympus Junior High grounds with “train-looking” tour buses taking residents on a drive-by to all markers. Rocky Mountain Power provided the installation for community service, by a dozen local Boy Scout groups and other organizations. This June marks 20 years since the installation of Holladay’s 1.9-mile historical walking tour with over a dozen markers highlighting the first-50-year history of

Holladay. The unique markers, patterned after early Roman milestone markers, are eight inches wide, five feet tall, forming a cement shaft with a metal plate attached to text noting important historical locations. Sites include 1847 dugouts on Spring Creek, 1848 homesteads, first cemetery outside of Salt Lake City, first church and school, expansion of 1849, the Lower Canal, 1853 fort, the tithing yard, Brinton’s Blacksmith Shop, Ann Brooks Andrus and her piano, Neilson’s corner and first general store. In addition, a map marker at both ends of the tour notes the location of all other markers. The west-end map marker is on the lawn between Einstein Bagels and Starbucks Coffee on Highland Drive, north of the corner of Murray-Holladay Road. The east-end marker is on the east side of the street across from Stoel & Rives Law Offices at 4766 Holladay Boulevard. For more information, booklets with text of the markers and a short historical account of the first five years of Holladay are available at Holladay City Hall. l


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Holladay City Manager Retires By Carol Hendrycks | carol@mycityjournals.com


ome mid-June, Holladay City Manager Randy Fitts will retire after dedicating 32 years in public service, 12 of those here in Holladay after serving two terms as mayor of South Salt Lake. His love for public service was influenced by Robert Fitts (father), also a former mayor of South Salt Lake. Fitts said he was always drawn to volunteer to help with events, especially the fourth of July fireworks early in his political career. Though he is a successful private-business owner, he was drawn to serving communities and has a natural ability to organize projects and match talented people to see those projects through for the greater good of the areas he served. Fitts says it was not an easy decision to leave his current position because he truly enjoys his job, co-workers and engaging with the citizens of Holladay. He has been the only Holladay city manager these many years, transitioning from solely a mayor form of government. Fitts has been successful helping with two mayor administrations to date. Holladay Mayor Rob Dahle said, “Randy Fitts took the reins at a time when our city needed an executive director with an extensive knowledge base and a steady hand. He led us through the redevelopment of the Millrock Office complex and our Village Center, relocation of city hall and construction of fire station 104. He has been the epitome of a hands-on leader. The residents of Holladay will be forever indebted to Randy for guiding the City the past 12 years. He leaves us much better than he found us — the proper goal for anyone entering public service.” All of his staff and those he works closely with, such Stephanie Carlson, Holladay city recorder, says she will miss his management style, his sense of humor and his friendship. Paul Allred, community development director said much of the same: “Randy doesn’t micromanage. He allows the departments and managers to do their jobs, helps them brainstorm ideas and

imparts the tough questions about a concern that will produce the best outcomes for the city and residents. He has been a fun and terrific supervisor.” His camaraderie with city council members and his approach in resolving community projects while managing tight budgets and rolling up his sleeves are commendable attributes that will certainly be missed by all. “I love taking the city council’s vision and turning those concepts into realities,” Fitts said. There are countless projects he has spearheaded in Holladay, such as completing a city-wide inventory of roads and passing an $8.5 million bond for road improvements; many curb, gutter and sidewalk projects, like creating “Safe Routes to School,” bringing sidewalks along Lincoln Lane for Crestview and Cottonwood Elementary Schools; numerous storm drain and flood control projects; recreation /open space projects, including all of the improvements to city hall, the park and current ball fields; construction of the Village Plaza; accomplishments in public safety; helping to form the Unified Police Department; funding a new fire station and upgrading water systems for fire and culinary use. Other significant achievements include the annexation of an area west of Highland Drive and north of the city above 4500 South. Fitts has secured and received several critical grants such as $6 million in federal funds, $1.6 million for the Wasatch front and ZAP funds for the acquisition for the City Hall Park, to name a few. Fitts is also known for his love of producing all of the fourth of July activities — particularly the fireworks show — as well as helping to produce the Christmas tree lighting on the plaza, organizing an emergency response plan — which includes Twitter accounts for notifications — starting a community service program saving thousands of dollars, and reclaiming endless landscaping projects throughout Holladay. He works closely with

the arts council, facilitating an art show, Blue Moon Festival and photo contests and exhibits. Fitts was instrumental in hiring a new justice court judge and related improvements for sharing court contracts with Cottonwood Heights, hiring employees, receiving two security grants and installing a new recording system. These are only a few of the outstanding efforts and achievements Fitts has accomplished over the years. Fitts wears many hats, as noted above, but one specific talent he is recognized for — and is much appreciated by the city council — is providing a dinner and dessert during their working meetings. A simple task, but an act of kindness that goes a long way. If you have ever attended a working meeting open to the public, you would know he is generous in even offering the guests a treat from time to time. Fitts manages to work diligently while seeing to it that everyone gets the best out of their meetings, puts a smile on everyone’s face and works diligently to make sure everyone is comfortable and has the ability to focus on tough issues. His philosophy about how he conducts his life is one of a doer, to always stay busy. Though he retires from his role as city manager, he is still going to be very much involved with his private business that is family owned and operated. He is looking forward to helping oversee the operations of the business. Fitts is also looking forward to traveling with his wife Susan of 41 years, seeing more of his children and 34 grandchildren and relaxing at his cabin in Pine Meadows Ranch. He also promises to make lunch dates with friends and family and continue building friendships wherever he goes. Fitts is a man of integrity and humor and encourages the city of Holladay, its new city manager and residents to continue to stay closely involved in the community, remain committed to improving the city and carry on the core values that he set into motion. l

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olladay is now going to host a farmers market! Holladay City Mayor Rob Dahle and Holladay City Council are pleased to have the first open air market on the Holladay village plaza this summer. The Wasatch Front Farmers Market (WFFM) operates farmers markets along the Wasatch Front. These markets include the Wheeler Farm Farmers Market on Sundays, and their newest addition, the Holladay Farmers Market on Saturdays starting June 4. The city is looking forward to serving its residents with fresh produce and local products that will also bring in customers from neighboring cities. Saturday mornings will be filled with an even more lively crowd, with fun activities and more great food options. The WFFM was founded in 2011 by Maryann Alston. The markets are producer only, which means their farmers and producers may sell only what they grow, raise, or make. Farmers and producers generally come from the Wasatch Front area and are limited to Utah. The markets have become a weekly gathering for several communities. Week after week, the markets burst with energy: live music fills the air, various interactive activities are scattered throughout the market and people show up each week to sell their homegrown goods and to support each other. Holladay City Council wants to let people know that Laney Avenue (between Holladay Boulevard and 2300 East) will be closed during the market.  Parking is  available at Holladay

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igh school students preparing for the Advanced Placement exams spend most of April and May anxiously reviewing test materials and hoping their hard work earns them the college credit that comes with a passing score. But students in Todd Summerhays’ AP Physics class at Olympus High School have a secret weapon in helping them master the complexities of a notoriously tough subject — their teacher. “I stay after school every day to help students. I also eat my lunch in my classroom so students can get help during lunch. I give my phone number to my AP students so they can call while they are working on their homework,” Summerhays said. Summerhays, one of 11 Granite District educators to receive an Excel Award this year, is devoted to helping his students learn. Beyond putting in extra time outside of class, Summerhays devises creative ways to keep his students engaged in class. “I have some unusual teaching techniques … I use crazy made-up words and ideas to help the students remember important concepts. One example is when I teach vectors. Two-dimensional vectors are very common, but not useful when trying to apply mathematics to them. So we have to break the two-dimensional vectors into two one-dimensional vectors. This concept is VERY important, so to stress the importance, I call two-dimensional vectors skeewompous vectors. I tell my students that skeewompous vectors are evil and that we must destroy all skeewompous vectors!” The non-traditional methods seem to work, with past students taking the time to write their former teacher and thanking him for his hard work. One student sent Summerhays an email after completing their first college physics class, praising him for his memorable instruction techniques. “Thanks for teaching me so well, even on the days when I didn’t want to listen. I also want to thank you for not telling me that skeewompous isn’t a real term in physics. I

was the first to answer the professor’s question when he asked if anyone knew how to add two vectors. Of course my answer included the word skeewompous and my professor just stared at me!” Hearing from old students helps Summerhays remain optimistic even when the teaching profession feels challenging. “I have past students contact me all the time thanking me for the influence I had on them and their future. It feels really good to know I’ve helped so many achieve their dreams,” Summerhays said. Learning about the successes of his students also reminds Summerhays why he decided to pursue a career in education. “As I was attending BYU in electrical engineering and physics, I had a part-time job teaching at the Missionary Training Center. It was sometime during my junior year that I realized I loved to teach. I looked into it at the McKay education building and the rest is history!” Despite his hard work, Summerhays was still surprised and delighted when his family, along with Olympus High principal Stephen Perschon and Granite School District Superintendent Bates walked into his classroom last April to present him with an Excel Award from the Granite Education Foundation. “That’s my daughter! And that’s my mom! I have no idea what’s going on,” Summerhays said. But for the students who benefitted from Summerhays and his dedication, the award shouldn’t seem surprising at all. The annual Excel Awards are designed to honor educators who demonstrate their commitment to their student success on a daily basis. So whether it’s coming up with silly words to help students remember an important concept, or leaving his cell phone on in case a student needs help with a particularly tricky equation, Summerhays is there to help students learn — and maybe even love — their physics homework. l


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June 2016




cool and rainy spring finally made way for an abrupt transition to summer. School is out, the ball fields are full and the playground is bustling. When I stroll down to the plaza I see bikers pulling up for a cup of coffee or sandwich, diners have moved to The Copper Kitchen patio and SOHO Food Park is hopping. Residents are getting out of their houses to enjoy some sunshine, good food and socializing. 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. Along with our mainstay events of the summer season; the Fourth of July Celebration and Blue Moon Festival, we will layer on a few more activities this season. Beginning June 4th, we will host Wasatch Front Farmer’s Market on the plaza. It will run from 9am to 1pm each Saturday morning. They have contracted with approximately 30 local merchants and farmers for this event. We will close the small stretch on Laney from 2300 East to Holladay Blvd.

to accommodate the kiosks. Additionally, our Arts Council has scheduled four free concerts on The Commons behind City Hall. Our next concert features Cross Strung on June 18th. Enjoy live jazz each Saturday evening beginning at 5:30 on the Caputos patio. If you walk past Blues Barber Shop in the evening you may hear Jerome and his crew jamming on the sidewalk. Or just head down to SOHO for some summer fare and socializing. Drive, bike or walk to the downtown area, it’s a fun place to hang out. For details regarding events in the city, please visit the Holladay website, www.cityofholladay.com or our facebook page @ city of holladay. We will also reinforce communication through Twitter and Nextdoor. Hope to see you this summer! Rob Dahle Mayor

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Holladay Clerk Receives Justice Court Clerk of the Year

n recognition for her excellence in public service within the justice court, The Board of Justice Court Judges recently presented Kaylynn Olsen, a clerk for the Holladay Justice Court with a Clerk of the Year Award. Ms. Olsen has worked at the Holladay Justice Court for over 12 years. She has over 17 years of clerical experience with justice courts for Holladay, Murray and the Third District Court. Ms. Olsen serves as Clerk of the Court with supervisory and administrative responsibilities. She supervises three clerks whom she nurtures and assists with daily tasks. Ms. Olsen was nominated by Judge Augustus Chin who among other things noted her exercise of diplomacy, patience, and professionalism especially when addressing difficult situations. Ms. Olsen was also instrumental in assisting with court improvements including securing the on-line payment system which has been most effective. Judge Chin states that Ms. Olsen is very conscientious about her duties and willingly assists where needed thereby

contributing to efficient court operations. She is a team player concerned about all aspect of court operations and especially staff concerns and issues. She willingly assists with community outreach, assisting with coordinating the Law Related Education Committee’s use of courtroom or Holladay Council Chambers for Mock Trial rounds, and educating high school seniors who have interned with the court. According to Judge Chin, the successes of daily court operations are dependent on efficient, committed, and professional court clerks. Ms. Olsen exemplifies the qualities of an excellent court clerk and is most deserving of this recognition.

AREA CLEAN-UP DATES COMING IN JULY Wasatch Front Waste & Recycling District will begin the Annual Area Cleanup beginning July 15th. WFWRD has a very limited amount of containers. Please be aware that although you may live in a city that is scheduled for several days, it will only be in your immediate neighborhood for one day. Residents will be notified by mail 4-6 weeks in advance about your scheduled area clean-up day if you live within the Wasatch Front Waste & Recycling District boundaries.

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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 Mark H. Stewart, District 5 mstewart@cityofholladay.com 801-232-4544 Randy Fitts, City Manager rfitts@cityofholladay.com

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5 Tips to Keep Your Pet Cool


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ets are susceptible to hot temperatures and can easily overheat. Keep your dog and cat cool this summer with these simple tips. Unlimited Fresh Water: Inside or out, make sure your pet has unlimited fresh water. Add ice-cubes on those really hot days to help cool them down. Sunrise or Sunset Walks: Walk your dog before the heat of the day. Head out on your daily walk either early in the morning or later in the evening when the sun goes down and the temperatures are cooler. Avoid Hot Surfaces: Dogs and cats can burn their paws on the sidewalk in the summer. Here’s a simple test to tell if a surface is too hot, place the back of your hand on the pavement. If you can’t hold it there for five seconds, it’s too hot for you to walk your dog. Which means you may need to leave your pet home instead of taking them with you to street fairs and festivals. Do Not Leave Your Dog in the Car: Do not take your pet to places and leave them in the car, even if you think you’ll be back in a few minutes. The temperature in your car can skyrocket within 30 minutes of it being parked. It might be 80 degrees outside, but in 30 minutes it can be 115+ degrees in your car, even with your windows down and parked in the

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shade. This can be deadly for pets. You wouldn’t leave your kids in the car, don’t leave your pets. If you do see a dog in a hot car please call 911, don’t take the law into your own hands and try and break a window or open the door to let the dog out. Make Pupsicles: Make a tasty treat for your pooch to snack on when temperatures rise. Not only does a pupsicle help cool them off, it provides entertainment for them. Here’s what you need to make a pupsicle (makes 8 servings): • 16 oz. low-sodium chicken broth • 8 2.4-oz. kitchen containers with lids (pet bowls or ice cube trays also work) • 3 oz. hard cheese, cubed or dry kibble First place the cubes of cheese or dry kibble in the container. Then pour chicken broth over it. Place the lids on the container, let them freeze overnight. And then they’re ready to serve. They can be a bit messy, so it’s best to serve them in a dog bowl or give your dog this treat outside. For questions or more information about Salt Lake County Animal Services: Visit our website at AdoptUtahPets.com, call us at 385-468-7387, or come to the shelter at 511 W. 3900 S., Salt Lake City, UT 84123.

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New Holladay General Plan Nearing Completion


he Council has been working on revisions to the General Plan and will hold a final hearing on the revised Plan on July 7th. They will continue to accept both written and verbal public comments on the draft document leading up to the hearing. The Council will vote on adoption of the new Plan in late July. The latest draft, with the Council’s revisions, can be found on the city’s website, www. cityofholladay.com After nearly two years of work, the

City is poised to adopt a new General Plan. The General Plan is a long-range “road map” that guides the community and its officials in dealing with “big picture” issues such as how to manage growth, traffic and transit planning, providing adequate housing opportunities, parks and trails development, protecting and maintaining the city’s tax base, enhancing the city’s image and identity and preserving the city’s unique waterways and tree canopy, among other issues.

New Policy Regarding Neighborhood Notification of Upcoming Projects


ecently the Holladay City Council made a few changes to the way the City notifies residents of development proposals in their individual area. One of the new changes involves the posting of notice on the property where new development is proposed such as for commercial site plan development, conditional use requests, residential subdivisions and rezone requests. The City will physically post a pole or stake in the ground with an attached written notice of the time/date of meeting and the item to be heard. These notices will be posted 10 days in advance of the corresponding meeting and supplements the direct mailed notice the city already sends to property owners. Notices are also posted at the Library, City Hall, the newspaper and placed on the city’s website, www.cityofholladay.com

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Complete Sidewalks Coming This Summer to Spring Lane


his summer the City of Holladay will kick-off a much needed pedestrian safety project – completing the missing sidewalk on the south side of Spring Lane from Highland Drive to 1300 East. The City identified Spring Lane as a priority pedestrian corridor in need of safety improvements over 7 years ago, considering the high volume of children that utilize the route to walk to and from school. After assessing the existing sidewalks, it was determined that completing the missing sidewalk on the south side of Spring Lane was the most feasible course of action.

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The City was awarded a grant from the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) to help offset project costs. Benefits resulting from the project include increased pedestrian safety, improved traffic calming and enhanced corridor appearance and function. This project also supports the City’s vision to make the community safer, more livable, sustainable and attractive. Residents can expect to see construction along Spring Lane during the summer months; the City aims to complete the project by the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year.

Refugee Art Show

June 18 from 6:00-9:00pm, City Hall In conjunction with World Refugee Day, the Holladay Arts Council will hold a reception for the artists and public. We invite you to come view their work. The Holladay Arts Council partnered with Utah Arts and Museums to found the Healing through Art project. Healing Through Art strives not only to promote and create awareness and understanding of what refugees experience socially, politically, and spiritually, but also how our communities can help integrate them.

Blue Moon Festival on Saturday August 6th. If you are interested in being a Vendor please go to the Holladay Arts website and fill out an application - www.holladayarts.org We are looking for volunteers for the Blue Moon Festival. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Margo by email Margo.holladayarts@gmail.com

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),

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Playground to Close Temporarily June 10 – June 16 The new City Hall playground will be a bit more pleasant in the heat of

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.

the day later this summer. Five large shade sails made of durable and colorful

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

Support poles for the shade sails will be installed the week of Friday

high tech material will be installed high above the main components of the playground. These shade sails have been carefully designed to block the sun from heating up the slides and other features for the safety and comfort of the children and parents who come to use the facility. June 10th through Thursday June 16th, which will require the temporary closing of the playground to accommodate heavy equipment and related construction activity.

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Eagle’s Tennis Team Soars Through a Strikingly Successful 2016 Season By Sarah Almond | sarah@mycityjournals.com


o say the Skyline High School boys tennis team had a good season would be a major understatement. The Eagles played six schools during their 2016 season, and reigned victorious over every single one. “We swept 30-and-0 this year; we won every match during region play,” head coach Lani Wilcox said. “My number-one singles and number-two singles are sectionally and nationally competitive kids.” Other than the team’s number-two doubles, who lost in a nail-biting finals match, the Eagles also won nearly every match they played at the regional tournament in early May. Despite the second seed, the team still claimed the region championship title. “We were really strong this year,” said Wilcox. “We had a strong season.” Wilcox, who has only coached the Eagles for two years, is a predominant figure in the local tennis community. A tennis pro by trade, Wilcox played collegiately and professionally before retiring to become a tennis coach and personal instructor. “I’ve coached boys and girls for years,” Wilcox said. “When I coached at Judge I had a girls team that took back-to-back state championships. But these boys are just really, really fun to coach and I have had a great group of guys this year.” Though the team did have tryouts at the beginning of their season in February, Wilcox didn’t make any cuts and was able to form a strong, 30-player team. “Every single one of them [the boys] were great kids,” Wilcox said. “I am definitely lucky.” The Eagles are only losing two seniors to graduation this year, meaning they will likely come back just as strong next season. “I had a lot of sophomores and a few juniors, and I only had five or six freshmen come in,” Wilcox said. “So I’ve got a good

group of guys coming up.” Even with a younger group of players comprising the team this year, Wilcox said the group’s overall talent on the court was notable. “I had to do some fundamental work with guys in the lower half, but my varsity and even most of my top JV players were pretty solid players,” Wilcox said. As a former player herself, Wilcox values the importance of goals and knew that, in order to push her team to be the best they could be, they needed to set challenging, yet achievable goals. “My goal for the boys was to go 30-0,” Wilcox said. “We aimed for no losses. And they pulled that through, which was a really big thing for them.” Wilcox said that in all 30 of the matches played, only two played into the third set. In tennis terms, this is a sizable accomplishment. “Our third-set wins were both against Olympus, our rivals,” Wilcox said. “So that was a pretty big feat, I think.” While having a winning season and an undefeated record is definitely a highlight that both she and her players will fondly remember, Wilcox explains that for her, the concept of high school tennis is to have fun and to bond as a team. “These guys really bonded and did a great job of being together and doing stuff together,” Wilcox said. “We had some great personalities on the team and my captain was an amazing, amazing leader.” As Wilcox reflects on the success of the Eagles team, she says again and again how lucky she felt to have such a solid group of high school boys. “They are such an amazing team,” Wilcox said. “Our kids have a lot of pride. They are outstanding and I think they represent Skyline really, really well.” l

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Lady Titans Lacrosse: A Force to Be Reckoned With By Sarah Almond | sarah@mycityjournals.com


alk to any lacrosse coach around the Salt Lake Valley, and chances are they’ll tell you the sport is still fairly new to the area. This doesn’t mean, however, that it’s not growing fast in popularity. In fact, when Olympus lacrosse coach Amy Erickson started playing in 2003 as a student at Skyline High School, there were so few kids interested in the sport that Highland, Olympus and Skyline had to combine programs just to have enough girls to form a 36-member team. Two years later, there was such an influx of interest that the schools were able to separate into individual programs. “I think lacrosse is growing so fast because it’s such a stimulating game,” Erickson said. “I think too, because it’s not a sanctioned sport and we don’t cut girls from our program, that’s a huge draw. It’s a great fast-paced sport for people who may not be the typical athletic star, but still want to have an in to an athletic family.” And for the 40 members of this year’s Lady Titans lacrosse team, that’s exactly what their group is: a family. “Our girls get along really well, but it is something we’ve had to work on,” Erickson said. “When I took this position, I think that was definitely one thing that the people interviewing me really wanted to see, was a more inclusive team.” While the group ended their 2016 season on a high, winning note, Erickson admits that

The Lady Titans junior varsity team gathers for a cheer before facing off against Woods Cross High School. Though many of the players on the JV team had never played lacrosse before, they ended their season with the skill, knowledge and experience to try out for the varsity team next season. Photo courtesy of Olympus Girls Lacrosse Facebook.

it took work and dedication from everyone involved to get to this point. “At the beginning of the season it was a little rough start trying to figure how to combine my coaching philosophy with what they’ve been used to,” Erickson said. “But I think in the end our biggest strength was our ability to work strong as a team.” This was the driving goal behind Erickson’s coaching strategy, and she feels confident that the team ended the season as a united, supportive group. “They work really well together on and


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school notorious for athletic students. “Olympus has always had a good talent pool,” Erickson said. “I was excited to get the chance to further build the team and create a group that had several strong, outstanding players. I tried hard to encourage the girls to realize that every girl is on the team for a reason, and that has really helped the girls build trust in one another.” With a schedule loaded with challenging games, the Lady Titans had plenty of opportunities to practice building the trust and relationships needed to build a successful team. “We are at the top of our bracket,” Erickson said. “I think we played some teams who weren’t expecting as great of a competition level as what we gave them.” Now that the 2016 season is over, Erickson is having a chance to reflect on what worked for the team and what she can alter to be more successful in the years to come. “We’ve worked really hard to come together and work as a coach and a team,” Erickson said. “And I think that because we did work so hard to build that this year, there will be a lot of success next year and we can continue to build off of that.” Though the team is graduating eight seniors, Erickson is confident in her talented group of underclassmen and is looking forward to watching the Lady Titans play another successful, inspiring season in 2017. l

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LOCAL FOOD COURT Experience Fine Dining at Rice Basil By Rachel Hall | r.hall@mycityjournals.com


oft music, dim lighting, a warm fire and friendly faces radiate throughout Rice Basil Sushi Bar & Asian Fusion Cuisine and quickly impresses the mind with a single thought: elegance. The atmosphere and high-quality food keeps customers coming back for another lunch or dinner. Under the direction of Soy Ariunbold, who purchased the sushi and Asian fusion cuisine restaurant about a year ago, the reputation of Rice Basil, located at 2335 Murray Holladay Road, has greatly improved. “When we started, the reputation was kind of bad because the food wasn’t that good. It was just mediocre food. We stepped it up,” Ariunbold said. “We brought in a lot of new things. We worked on our presentations, and we got an award for best of Utah.” Ariunbold was a private chef

in Park City for four years before given the opportunity to purchase a restaurant locally. With the help of one of his chef friends from Chicago, he turned Rice Basil into a destination popular with residents and those traveling through town. “We redid the menu. We started making everything from scratch,” Ariunbold said. “When you go to a sushi restaurant, they usually only have some sushi and tempura. We offer a lot more. If you come with a friend and your friend doesn’t like sushi, we have all kinds of different things.” Steak dishes, noodle dishes, salads, soups, wine tasting and a sake bar are a few items that appeal to those who desire variety beyond sushi. Ariunbold also recommends that customers who are unfamiliar with sushi have a seat at the sushi bar for their first visit, so that he can help introduce the perfect dish.

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“We do have cooked sushi. I figure out what they like, what they don’t like, allergies [and] what they can eat. A lot of people start with our fried rolls. We have a seared beef, too,” he said. Interested residents can also attend sushi classes that are offered on Saturdays. “We have a private room, and we do it every Saturday. You have to reserve the seat. It has become very popular. We are booked until March,” Ariunbold said. Accolades for some of the best sushi in town, as well as for being a place experience new flavors, makes Rice Basil Sushi Bar & Asian Fusion Cuisine a population destination for those looking for a food adventure. l

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County Council Discusses Future of Equestrian Park


he Salt Lake County Equestrian Park may soon see some changes, thanks to the hard work of equestrian park users and the county’s parks department. During the county budget process last fall, I learned that the equestrian park operates with a roughly $1 million dollar subsidy from county taxpayers. I also learned of a litany of deferred maintenance items that hadn’t been funded and were causing problems for park users, including lack of adequate restrooms, and drainage problems near horse stalls. I started asking questions about whether this was the best use of taxpayer dollars and offered optimal value to our community. County voters have demonstrated that they value open space in our communities—a sentiment I share. Preserving places for our residents to enjoy outdoor activities is good for the physical and emotional health of those who call Salt Lake County home. The county subsidizes parks, on average, $5,000 per acre. The equestrian center on the other hand, is subsidized at about $7,500 per

acre. Though the equestrian center generates some revenue (the operating budget is roughly $2 million, with about $1 million in revenue), it still is a significant cost to taxpayers each year to maintain. As I’ve worked to learn more in recent months, I’ve been extremely impressed with the users of the equestrian park who have been helpful in outlining the value the park provides to the community, as well as working to identify ways we can improve the park and ultimately reduce the subsidy. We’ve been working through our public process to address the questions I raised, as well as the future of the park. The first part of that process is for the county parks department to finalize four different proposals for the future of the park. They include: status quo with maintenance improvements, an equestrian regional blend that removes the race track and adds soccer fields, an “enhanced” equestrian park that expands the functionality of the facility, and converting all of the land into a regional park with various sports fields. The council will review each of these sce-

narios and their corresponding costs, as well as ongoing operational costs under each scenario. This, coupled with a better understanding of the value the park provides, will equip the council to make the best decision regarding which scenario is best for the park’s future. We’ve been collecting a tremendous amount of public input thus far. I want to specifically thank each resident who has offered their perspective through the online survey as well as the town hall event we held at the park. Moving forward, I am committed to a few key principles. First, I remain absolutely committed to efficient and effective use of taxpayer dollars. With every project that this council funds, we should ask whether the benefit to the community justifies the cost to the taxpayer. This principle was the primary motivator for my initial questions about the park, and remains a key focus. Second, we must maintain our practice of bringing key stakeholders to the table to work together to find a solution both the park users and county taxpayers find acceptable. The Equestrian Park Coalition has already shown

tremendous initiative educating county officials—myself in particular— and offering possible solutions.The Mayor’s office has created an Equestrian Park Advisory board, comprised of county parks staff and equestrian park users. This board is instrumental in identifying viable options for the park’s ongoing future. Lastly, If this park is going to stay, then we as a county need to commit to investing in the park’s future. We will find areas to use taxpayer funds more efficiently, freeing up dollars for other needs, and ultimately reducing our ongoing subsidy of the park. Smart spending coupled with improved management will make a valuable difference​ This is a great example of how Salt Lake County residents, advocates, and elected officials can work together to find the best solution. I’m encouraged by the productive conversations we’ve had so far, and eager to see this important issue soon resolved. l

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Summertime Things to Do


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There’s an app for that


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If you’re truly into documenting your baby’s bowel movements while virtually preparing a five-course meal no one will eat before checking the tracking device on your teenager’s car, then these apps are for you. But if you’re tired of all the techno-hoopla, I’ve created apps for normal people. I call them RealAPPs. BlackOut shuts down all the power in your house and car, forcing everyone to stay home in their pjs, eating sandwiches and playing old-school board games. GuiltAway gives you permission to forgive yourself on a weekly, daily or hourly basis. MomResponse has preset answers, sent through text messaging, to all those repetitive questions. RealRecipes will create meals from whatever you have in your fridge/pantry. (Spaghetti Cheetos Ritz Cracker Casserole, anyone?) NoGo sends an automatic “NO” whenever someone asks you to volunteer/bake cupcakes/ babysit/garden. Once you download the RealApps, you can kick back and not worry about high-maintenance tracking any more. And you can punch those “Here’s how to do more” people in the spleen. l













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