Holladay City Newsletter | January 2023

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COUNCIL CORNER Welcome to 2023! Happy New Year friends of Holladay! Maybe it’s because I’m approaching 60 years of age, or that I grew up on 70’s rock music, or that I was raised reading books published on paper, but… 2023? Really? It sounds like a year out of a futuristic Orwellian novel or a Terminator movie. Indeed, we have been through some disaster movie-style national and even global upheavals, so it seems I must concede the future is already here. Fortunately for all of us, we are riding out these storms in the oasis of Holladay. With a new year now in front of us, it is a great time to take stock of the past year, acknowledge our blessings and good fortune, learn from our mistakes, and establish goals for the coming year. At City Hall, I am astonished at how fortunate I am to serve in such a great little town. Holladay is full of generous and talented people who love to make life better for all of us. From our creative, talented staff and volunteers to our dedicated public safety officers, I can’t come up with a city that is more fortunate than we are in Holladay.

Growth/Change/Renewal The word “growth” is often a dirty word in a well-established suburb like Holladay. I’m frankly a little nervous about mentioning the word. The thing about growth is that in healthy environments, growth is a natural result. Healthy entities, including municipalities, tend to grow/change/evolve…and that’s a good thing. Unhealthy entities tend to stagnate and even die. But growth can be beautifully managed like my neighbor’s garden or allowed to roam wild like an unkept empty lot. At City Hall, the City Council and staff are committed to keeping Holladay healthy and to managing the growth and change that is inherent in a healthy place like Holladay. Though the members of your City Council don’t always agree on how to apply our mutual values for managing growth to a specific set of facts or a specific request for change, we are all committed to Holladay’s long-term health and to thoughtfully managing growth and change. Speaking of growth and change, stay tuned next month for another update on the Cottonwood Mall / Holladay Hills redevelopment project directly from developer.

Be nice. Some things change, others don’t. Choosing kindness always has and always will trump the alternative. But I will be the first to admit that it’s not always easy. Not long ago, I had a constituent complain to me in a manner I didn’t appreciate. Though I was grateful for his taking the time to point out a problem that needed attention, my response was not nice though it felt powerful in the moment, I have since felt childish, weak, and remorseful for not choosing kindness. It takes effort. Make the effort. Choose to be nice.

New First Time Grandparent. I’ll try to say this kindly, but you’re all second fiddle now. I have a grandson (mic drop). That is all. By Council Member Paul Fotheringham District 3

Winter Parking on the Public Streets By Chief Justin Hoyal, UPD Holladay Precinct During the winter months, we are continually encouraging motorists to slow down, drive carefully in the snowy conditions and watch out for emergency vehicles and snowplows. During these months we generally see an increase in the number of traffic accidents, and that is the reason for these continued reminders. However, one thing that often gets overlooked is parking on the streets when the snow is falling. The City of Holladay has an ordinance that says “It is unlawful for any person who owns or has possession, custody or control of any vehicle to park or knowingly allow to be parked any vehicle on any street when it is snowing or snow is accumulating on the street during the months of November, December, January, February, March, and April…” What this means is that if it is snowing or snow is coming down on our city roads, you cannot park your car on the street. This is important because it gives the snowplows space to navigate through our streets and gives them room to push the snow

off the travel lanes. We have already seen several snowstorms in November and December, including some that lasted several days. During those storms, we have had to issue citations to the cars parked on the roads. We want to help our snowplow drivers do their jobs so that the snow can be cleared, which makes the roads safer for everyone. If you want to make a parking or traffic enforcement request you can send a request online at our “Report Traffic Concern” form on the city website. If there is a situation or need for an officer to respond, and it is of a non-emergency nature, you can call our non-emergency dispatch center at 801-840-4000. In any situation, if there is an emergency, call 911. We are asking for your help. When a storm is forecasted, please move your car off the street. Working together we will be able to get the streets clear of snow and make it safer for everyone to travel through our great city.



Holladay Library Happenings Growing Microgreens at Home Saturday, Jan 21 at 11:30 am

Microgreens are 10-40 times more nutritious than their grown parent plants. Learn how to grow these tasty gems in as little as 6 days and bring green into your kitchen during the winter months.

Great Reads Book Club Tuesday, Jan 10 at 7 pm

Book club for kids and a caring adult. Lively discussions, activities, friendship, and fun. Great for 8–12 year olds. January’s Book: The List of Unspeakable Fears by J. Kasper Kramer As always, for a full list of library events they can go to https://events.slcolibrary.org/events


FREE + NO PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED Learn how to prevent suicide by using QPR to: Ask Questions to assess the situation; Persuade the person to accept help; Refer the person to a professional for help to get them through the crisis and treat any underlying mental illness. Like CPR, QPR is a simple process that anyone can be trained to use to help prevent a suicidal act. Participants learn how to recognize the warning signs of someone who may be at risk for suicide, and then get them to appropriate help.

Happy Healthy Holladay Suicide and Crisis Lifeline Call or text 988 for help today. Available 24 hrs.

2022 Fun Facts About Your Animal Shelter By Salt Lake County Animal Services As the largest, no-kill, the municipal animal shelter in Utah, Salt Lake County Animal Services is an extremely busy place. The staff sees a variety of animals throughout the year from big to small: horses, goats, cows, pigs, snakes, pet spiders, turtles and obviously the traditional, dogs, cats, guinea pigs and rabbits. Here are just some Fun Facts from this year. Adoptions, Rescues & Return to Home 2,600 Pets were adopted or sent to rescue! Another 1,500 went home to their owners. Pet Food & Treats Over 21,000 pounds of food and treats were fed to shelter pets. Volunteer & Foster Hours 32,500 Volunteer Hours 915 Pets to Foster Homes = 93,000 Foster Hours

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


Spay & Neuter Clinic 3,300 Pets were sterilized by our in-house clinic.

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

Humane Education Presentations Over 5,000 children and adults attended our community presentations.

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

For more on how to get involved, adopt, license, microchip, or donate, visit AdoptUtahPets.org

Mon-Fri. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. • 801-272-9450 4580 South 2300 East • Holladay, UT 84117

*All numbers were from 1/1/2022 -11/1/2022

CITY OFFICES: Community Development Finance Justice Court Code Enforcement


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

Yellow Dot Program By Capt. Dan Brown, Unified Fire Authority Auto accidents are some of the worst kinds of calls firefighters respond on. You never really know what you’re getting into. How many patients will there be? How bad are the injuries? Will they need extrication? Are there hazardous materials leaking? Do we have a safe area to work? All of these things are in our heads as we respond to these types of calls. Many times, patients are unable to communicate with us due to the severity of their injuries, which can hinder us from giving the best medical care possible. Knowing a patient’s medical history is vital to us as first responders and for care given at the hospital. This is where Utah’s Yellow Dot Program comes in. Utah started this program in 2012 and it provides first responders with valuable information such as medical history, medications taken, and emergency contact information in the event an accident victim cannot communicate with us. For those of you who have heard of the Vial of Life program, it’s very similar. Here’s how to participate in the Yellow Dot Program in four easy steps:

There are multiple locations where you can pick up Yellow Dot Packets: Salt Lake City Library Locations Salt Lake County Library Locations Utah Highway Safety Office Or to request materials or a class contact: Jamie Troyer, RN 801-585-2991 jamie.troyer@hsc.utah.edu This is a great program and east to participate in. As always, if you have any questions, feel free to contact me at dbrown@unifiedfire.org. Thanks and Stay Safe, Holladay!


2022 Community Survey Results Now Available The City of Holladay, with the help of its consultant Y2 Analytics, recently conducted a community-wide resident survey from September 10-29, 2022. This marks the 3rd time Holladay has gathered information using this tool, with a community-wide survey last issued in 2017 and resident input surveys issued in 2019 when the city was weighing a potential property tax increase. The 2022 survey invitations were sent to a sampled group of residents from the publicly available registered voter file via email and text message, and questionnaires were completed online. 706 Holladay residents of the estimated 31,000 population participated in the survey, which results in a margin of error of +/- 3.6% points. The data was weighted to reflect the demographics of registered voters in Holladay, specifically in regard to age, gender, home ownership, ethnicity, and city council district. Here are the key findings:

CITY SERVICES & COMMUNICATIONS • When it comes to city services, residents are most satisfied with Fire & EMS, garbage collection, police services, snow removal services, City parks & open spaces, animal control services, and the recycling program. • Police services generally receive positive reviews, receive the largest share of residents’ service improvement budget allocation, and are the most frequent recipient of funds. In addition to police services, residents also prioritize Fire & EMS, surface maintenance on streets, and City parks & open spaces when making budget allocations. • Residents would prefer receiving their information about the city in two main ways: 1) Email from the City (43%); 2) City insert in Holladay Journal (24%). There is an opportunity for increased reach through emails as residents prefer to receive emails from the City, but do not currently use this channel. NEIGHBORHOOD & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT • The amenity or additional development residents would most like to see in Holladay is a small shopping center (38%), followed by housing and mixed-use developments. • Residents most often say that single family homes fit well with their neighborhood (42%) and a small shopping center would fit in somewhere else in Holladay (40%).

GENERAL HEALTH OF THE CITY • Overall, residents are satisfied with the way the City is being run with 79% saying they approve of the Mayor and City Council. On average, Holladay residents give a score of 77 out of 100 for the city’s quality of life, with consistently high ratings across all council districts. • Residents express some concerns about the City’s trajectory moving forward, with fewer residents reporting they feel the City is headed in the right direction than have in years past. Residents’ major concerns are focused on traffic, growth, and as is the case with many other cities along the Wasatch Front, housing availability/affordability.


Curbside Christmas Tree Collection We will be collecting Christmas trees during the month of January. For collection, fill out a Curbside Tree Pick Up Request Form on our website (www.wasatchfrontwaste.org), or call the WFWRD office at (385) 4686325. Place your undecorated trees on your curb and they will be collected the day after your regular collection day during the month of January. If we don’t get your tree one week, we will be back the following week. Please call our office, or chat with us on our website for additional information. • Please remove all snow off the tree • We cannot accept trees with decorations, lights, tree stands or flocking. • Do not place the tree in your garbage, recycling, or green waste can. • If the tree is over eight feet tall, please cut it into smaller sections. • We cannot accept artificial trees

SUSTAINABILITY & ENERGY • About 4 out of 5 residents agree that it is important for Holladay to become a more sustainable, environmentally friendly city. Residents are most in favor of preserving and planting trees (69%) and water conservation (62%). • Approximately 7 out of 10 residents express interest in participating in the Community Renewable Energy Program (CREP), even if it means increasing their monthly electricity bill. Interest is relatively stable across all increase amounts tested, suggesting high willingness to pay. You can view the full survey presentation that was shared with the City Council on December 8, 2022 as well as the topline survey results at www.cityofholladay. com. The City Council will use the survey results to inform their policy priorities and budget allocations for the coming year.