Holladay City Newsletter | August 2022

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AUGUST 2022

COUNCIL CORNER The Holladay Foundation: Such potential! By Council Member Ty Brewer Having been raised in Holladay, one cultural element for which I’m especially grateful is the spirit of charity and goodwill that I’ve seen offered throughout my life by so many Holladay residents! As a 10-year-old, I remember masses showing up to help sandbag neighbor’s lots when Big Cottonwood Creek burst its banks in the floods of ’83. I know of many elderly residents whose neighbors clear their driveways of snow or regularly share meals with them. Youth service projects are commonplace, such as painting the pergolas at City Hall or cladding stone to cement bridge barriers to give added character. A good neighbor coordinated families making over a thousand sandwiches weekly for about a year for a downtown shelter. When attending Olympus High’s awards ceremony in May, I was impressed to see over $80k in scholarships provided by local residents to OHS seniors. Are you familiar with Friend 2 Friend, a Holladay-based youth service club? It’s amazing! Holladay is full of residents, many with considerable means, who recognize their stewardships, serve others, and create, lead and/or contribute to many wonderful charitable organizations. Holladay residents love to serve and are incredibly generous with their time and money. What a beautiful thing! Much of what differentiates government from charitable funding is the former being required of all and the latter, being voluntarily given. While taxation has its proper place, consider the difference between givers and receivers! The exacting of taxes can create sentiments of resentment by those taxed and entitlement by those standing to benefit. Charity, on the other hand, generally humbles those who give and evokes great gratitude in those it benefits. It is through charity, I believe, that the truest sense of community is fostered. Years ago, a group of good Holladay residents organized The Holladay Foundation, a 501(c)3, hoping it could serve as a vehicle through which generous residents could finance initiatives to benefit our community. It was through this foundation that funds were raised to supplement the development of the children’s playground at City Hall. The foundation also contributes to the Holladay concert series and has contributed to a Holladay Youth Council project. I’m so thankful for those who have contributed voluntarily and generously to these initiatives! An ideal that would be wonderful to see exemplified in Holladay is for our municipal government to increasingly only fund truly essential municipal services while a thriving and vibrant Holladay Foundation finances community amenities and events and helps fill needs for Holladay’s underprivileged. Park City has a community foundation that states it has brought over $30M in total impact to Park City and Summit County since 2007. Imagine what we in Holladay might do! The Holladay Foundation has tremendous potential but needs to be reinvigorated! We need people to come together to champion its cause. Does this message resonate with you or is there someone you could share it with to either be a potential donor or volunteer to help give the Holladay Foundation new life? Please reach out to a member of the city council to discuss! We hope to soon help bring this ideal to pass! —Ty Brewer, District 1

Adopt a Catch Basin It’s a great day to check the stormwater catch basin grates on your street! If there are leaves or debris covering the catch basin grate, rake them up now. Don’t sweep or blow your leaves into gutters or canals. If you have a catch basin in your neighborhood, adopt it and keep it clear of leaves and debris. Could someone on your block use a hand with their leaves? Adopt their catch basin to help. Keeping drains clear is a simple way to prevent flooding and keep our waterways healthy!

Speeding? Please Slow Down By Chief Justin Hoyal, UPD Holladay Precinct Over the last several months we have continually heard stories in the media of people driving at extremely high rates of speed all across Utah. We have even heard the tragedies of people being killed due to excessive speed. Unfortunately, we have recently seen these kinds of excessive speeds here in Holladay. We have also had an increased number of complaints from our community about people speeding in their neighborhoods. At the Unified Police Department’s Holladay Precinct, we have been actively working with the community to help address these concerns. Over the last several months we have been responding to each of the concerned neighborhoods and tried to influence motorists to slow down. In addition, we have done several directed enforcement operations where we had officers focus specifically on streets that are seeing continued speeding problems and complaints. As the school year starts once again, we want to ensure the safety of all our children as they go to and from school. We want to remind everyone that the speed limits in our neighborhoods are 25 MPH, unless otherwise posted. In addition, when the school zone lights are flashing, the speed is 20 MPH. As you travel through school zones, please watch for crossing guards. They do all they can to make sure that the children cross the street safely. Watch for their direction to stop. We have had many instances where motorists drive around the crossing guards while they are holding their stop signs. The crossing guards only stop traffic when kids are about to cross or are crossing the street. Driving around the crossing guard only puts the kids’ safety in jeopardy. We do not want our children to have to worry about the way others are driving while going to and from school. As a father myself, I want nothing more than for our children to be able to go to school, get an education and feel safe. Please do your part to help ensure they get to school safely. Officers will be strictly enforcing the speed limits in our school zones to ensure our students arrive at school and focus on what they are there for, their education. Additionally, as we have been throughout the summer, we will continue to be present in our neighborhoods and around the city to enforce the posted speed limits. In the end, our goal is to keep everyone safe. We do not want to have any preventable tragedies due to unsafe driving in our community. We want to work together to keep Holladay a great and safe community to live, work and recreate.


AUGUST 2022

CITY INFORMATION

Amnesty Late Fee Forgiveness Program Salt Lake County Animal Services Make a fresh start for you and your pet! Salt Lake County Animal Services is providing an Amnesty Late License Fee Forgiveness Program for all pet licenses from Aug 1 - Oct 31, 2022. All residents in our jurisdiction are invited to take advantage of this program to get pet licenses up to date without having to pay a late penalty fee. ALL pets in Salt Lake County are eligible to receive a free microchip, licensing may apply. How to License Online: Visit AdoptUtahPets. org and visit “Licensing”. If you have questions or need assistance, please email animal@slco.org, call 385-468-7387 and leave a message for the licensing department. Or come into Salt Lake County Animal Services, Tue-Sat, from 10 AM – 6 PM at 511 W 3900 S, SLC. License Fees:

CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS: Rob Dahle, Mayor rdahle@cityofholladay.com 801-580-3056 Ty Brewer, District 1 tbrewer@cityofholladay.com 801-550-8747 Matt Durham, District 2 mdurham@cityofholladay.com 801-999-0781 Paul Fotheringham, District 3 pfotheringham@cityofholladay.com 801-424-3058 Drew Quinn, District 4 dquinn@cityofholladay.com 801-272-6526 Dan Gibbons, District 5 dgibbons@cityofholladay.com 385-215-0622 Gina Chamness, City Manager gchamness@cityofholladay.com

$15.00

Sterilized pet license

PUBLIC MEETINGS:

$5.00 –

Senior citizen license (Residents 60 years & older)

$40.00 –

Unsterilized pet license

City Council – first and third Thursday of the month at 6 p.m.

New Move-In Box Pickups from Wasatch Front Waste & Recycling

Planning Commission – first and third Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m.

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

NUMBERS TO KNOW:

Just moved into your new place and are overloaded with cardboard moving boxes? WFWRD is now offering box pickups for new residents in the District! Visit our website to fill out a service request and we will schedule to pickup your boxes. In order to request a box pickup, you must be a new resident of the property. Please remove any plastic packaging, Styrofoam, and other non-recyclable materials other than tape from the boxes. Additionally, please break down and flatten the boxes before stacking them in a 4 ft. x 4 ft. pile.

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

Emergency 911 UPD Dispatch (Police) 801-840-4000 UFA Dispatch (Fire) 801-840-4000 Animal Control 385-468-7387 Garbage/Sanitation 385-468-6325 Holladay Library 801-944-7627 Holladay Lions Club 385-468-1700 Mt. Olympus Sr. Center 385-468-3130 Holladay Post Office 801-278-9942 Cottonwood Post Office 801-453-1991 Holliday Water 801-277-2893 Watermaster - Big Cottonwood Tanner Ditch system - Art Quayle 801 867-1247


Are You Drought-Resilient?

Trying to save water?

Slow the Flow to Save Water During Times of Dryness

By Bob Stevens - Holladay Tree Committee

By Samantha DeSeelhorst, Sustainability Analyst Summer 2022 has brought one of the worst droughts on record to Utah, with most of the state experiencing extreme drought, and some areas experiencing exceptional drought—a term which indicates the greatest intensity of drought as measured by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Whether used to support essential health and hygiene needs, or to enable beloved hobbies such as snow sports, rafting, and waterskiing, water is closely linked to our quality of life. As drought becomes more common in the Western United States, it’s critical to develop greater water resilience, in order to protect this invaluable resource. What does it mean to be drought resilient? Central Utah Water Conservancy District explains, “drought-resilient individuals, households, and communities are better able to adjust to drought and unpredictable climate patterns… should less water be available during a given year, those that are drought-resilient will be better prepared.” Consider the following strategies in addressing drought resilience at home: 1. IRRIGATE LESS As drought conditions intensify, water providers may institute watering restrictions. Check with your water provider regularly for updates on their protocols. To determine which water provider serves your address, visit www.deq.utah.gov/drinking-water/water-systemsearch-form. When deciding where to cut back, prioritize watering trees first, followed by shrubs, perennials, annuals, and then grass. Following this order will help protect the plants which perform the most important ecosystem functions for your yard and the community. For additional landscape water savings, consider a yard retrofit which incorporates drought-resistant plants. Waterwise species require less water to begin with, and can survive, and even thrive during extended periods of dryness. Contact the City Planning Department for all landscaping requirements prior to updating your yard. Learn more about landscaping for Utah’s unique climate at localscapes.com. 2. IDENTIFY LEAKS Water waste isn’t always obvious. Leaky fixtures, appliances, and pipes can quietly waste gallons of water each day. An unexpected spike in your water bill could be the result of a hidden leak, so stay alert for water leaks by checking your water usage regularly. Leaks can also be detected through changes in water pressure, identification of damp patches, and mildewy smells. When in doubt, get in touch with a plumber to discuss leak detection. 3. SWIM SMARTER One of the best places to spend a summer’s day can also be a culprit of water waste. Keep backyard swimming pools covered when not in use to prevent unnecessary water loss through evaporation. Additionally, by keeping the water level 3-4 inches below the pool’s fill level, you’ll avoid overfilling, which lends way to water wasted through splashing. To learn more about water-saving tips and resources, visit www.slowtheflow.org. “Slow the Flow. Save H2O,” is an education campaign designed to raise awareness, empower people, and connect Utahns to water-saving tools and resources. Slow the Flow is funded by the Governor’s Water Conservation Team.

Don’t just stop watering, and please don’t put down naught but rocks. Keeping your soil healthy is of the utmost importance. If your soil is healthy, your plants will be healthy. Healthy soil absorbs rainwater like a sponge, it sequesters carbon, and it provides a habitat for all kinds of beneficial microbes, fungi, and critters. Unhealthy dry soil will repel water, and is essentially devoid of life, exacerbating drought conditions even more. While working on keeping your soil healthy, remember that trees are your best friends for keeping your local environs cool and mild, your soil protected, and local wildlife happy. Ensure excellent tree health by watering your trees deeply, but not too frequently. Newly planted trees (within the last ~3 years) need to be watered more, typically 2-3 times a week, depending on species and soil conditions. Older, well-established trees would like a good, very thorough drink every 4-6 weeks. Just make sure to keep your trees healthy by continuing to water them, as they will help save water in the rest of your landscape, while also cleaning our air, lowering your A/C bill, improving your mental and physical health, and building equity in your property. Trees and native plants have deep root systems to help hold water in the soil, and a nice thick layer of wood bark mulch will further help retain water, keep soil temperatures cooler, prevent soil erosion, and prevent weeds.

Holladay Library Happenings Composting 101 - Saturday, Aug 20 • 11:30 am

Learn how to make the best fertilizer utilizing free ingredients from your home and kitchen. You can buy compost anywhere, but you’ll always be using an inferior product if you do.

Puppet Show - Thursday, Aug 12 • 10:30 am Bring the family to enjoy an original puppet show!

Find out what is going on at the library by visiting: https://events.slcolibrary.org/events