Holladay City Newsletter | November 2021

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NOVEMBER 2021

MAYOR’S MESSAGE As we approach the holiday season, I can’t help but think back to all we have endured the past nineteen months. It started with a virus, followed by an earthquake, local rioting, a contentious election and a massive windstorm; a time most of us may wish to forget. But as we are once again reminded, it’s often times the struggles and hardship that help to define our true character and shared values. We learn the importance of perseverance, appreciating the little things in life, of re-prioritizing what is most important to our family and our community. I understand more clearly today that no matter how bleak our current condition may appear, better days are on the horizon, that we can always find reasons to remain hopeful. The Sunday prior to Thanksgiving our Interfaith Council will host its 22nd annual Interfaith Service (refer to accompanying flyer for details). We are honored to announce that Reverent France A. Davis, recently retired Pastor of The Calvary Baptist Church will present the keynote address. Hay Soe, a member of Youthlinc and representing the local Korean Community will deliver the youth message. They will address the importance of gratitude, even in the midst of hardship. I can think of no better way to prepare for the holidays than sharing their message of hope and gratitude. You will have the option of attending in person or via live stream. We hope you can find time to help us usher in the holiday season.

Holla Dollars The City of Holladay has launched Holla Dollars, a citywide program supporting local shops, restaurants, and all the stores in between. In early October 2021, using COVID-19 pandemic recovery funds, the City of Holladay launched a citywide program, Holla Dollars. This program aims to encourage Holladay residents to support local shops, restaurants, and all the stores in between. The City mailed a postcard, with a unique promo code, to every household worth up to $40 which can be redeemed at participating Holladay businesses (through the use of four $10 vouchers). One member of each household decides how and when to cash in their vouchers. Don’t wait, Holladay residents only have until December 17, 2021 to sign up for the passport. Holladay City hopes you visit your favorite shop and use this opportunity to explore new shops before the passport expires on December 31, 2021. Visit explore.cityofholladay.com to learn more.

Wishing you all a SAFE, HAPPY AND HEALTHY THANKSGIVING!!! —Rob Dahle, Mayor

22ND ANNUAL 2021 HOLLADAY CITY

Interfaith InterfaithService Thanksgiving Thanksgiving Service 22ND ANNUAL 2021 HOLLADAY CITY

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 21 AT 7:00 PM

H0 LIV STREAM A T TSE U ND N -APY E R, SN ON NID O*V E M B E R 2 1 AWTA T7C: 0 PEM ON CITY OF HOLLADAY PROPHET ELIAS YOUTUBE CHANNEL GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH WATCH LIVESTREAM ATTEND IN-PERSON* 5335 S HIGHLAND DR, https://www.youtube.com/channel ON CITY OF HOLLADAY PROPHET ELIAS HOLLADAY, UT 84117 /UCpePWrbddeqj42k8dodt-og YOUTUBE CHANNEL GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH *Masks required 5335 S HIGHLAND DR, https://www.youtube.com/channel HOLLADAY, UT 84117 Presentation of the /UCpePWrbddeqj42k8dodt-og Colors *Masks required Unified Fire Authority Pipes And Drums and Unified Police Department Color Guard Presentation of the Colors Unified Fire Authority Pipes And Drums Keynote Speaker and Unified Police Department Color Guard Reverend France A. Davis, Pastor (Ret.) Calvary Baptist Church

Keynote Speaker Youth Speaker Reverend France A. Davis, Pastor (Ret.) Calvary Baptist Church Hay Soe, Youthlinc Youth Speaker Musical performances Hay Soe, Youthlinc Greek Orthodox Community Choir - Tom Harris, Director Cello and Bassoon Instrumental - Isaac and Amanda Hales Musical performances Greek Orthodox Community Choir - Tom Harris, Director Cello and Bassoon Instrumental - Isaac and Amanda Hales Holladay Interfaith Council's Spotlight Charity for 2021 Please consider a donation to The Spice Kitchen Incubator at spicekitchenincubator.org Holladay Interfaith Council's Spotlight Charity for 2021 Please consider a donation to The Spice Kitchen Incubator at spicekitchenincubator.org


NOVEMBER 2021

CITY INFORMATION Wasatch Front Waste & Recycling

Fall Leaf Collection

The annual Fall Leaf Collection Program will begin on October 15 and last through November 30. Holladay residents can pick up leaf bags at: • Holladay City Hall: 4580 S. 2300 E. • Holladay Lions Fitness Center: 1661 E. Murray Holladay Blvd. • Holladay City Library: 2150 E. Murray Holladay Blvd.

Please Clean Your Drains and Gutters As leaves continue to fall during the autumn season, they need to be raked and properly disposed of. Storm drains and gutters can become blocked during rainstorms and if a large enough amount of debris builds up it can cause localized flooding and impact water quality.

Leaf Bags can be dropped off ONLY at: • Cottonwood Ball Complex: 4400 S. 1300 E. (on north side) PLEASE DO NOT Drop off filled bags at City Hall Wasatch Front Waste & Recycling District leaf bags are limited to 10 bags per household, and available while supplies last. Residents can also use and drop off their own purchased leaf bags or lawn bags, as long as they only contain leaves..

Season of Giving: Help Pets in YOUR Community Looking to give back to the community? The pets at Salt Lake County Animal Services could benefit from the spirit of giving this holiday season. More pets are ending up at the shelter and while they wait for their families to find them or get adopted out, staff members give them food enrichments to work their brain and fill their tummies. Want to create a pet treat drive to help homeless pets this winter? If so, the dogs would love: • • • • • • •

canned food soft treats canned pumpkin applesauce large milk bones peanut butter AND squeaky toys!

• Material to make new durable dog beds (Kuranda beds) • The cats would love to see under their scratching tree: • canned cat food pate • soft treats • scratching posts & toys

While pets wait at Salt Lake County Animal Services, staff does their best to treat them like family while they’re in the shelter. On average, the shelter houses 10,000 pets every year. There are a variety of volunteer and foster opportunities at Salt Lake County Animal Services. Email animalvolunteer@slco.org for more information. For more ideas visit, AdoptUtahPets.org. Donations can be dropped off at 511 W 3900 S, SLC 84123, Mon – Sat between 10 AM – 6 PM. Or visit Salt Lake County Animal Services Wishlist’s on Amazon.com.

City Of Holladay • 4580 South 2300 East • 801.272.9450 • www.CityOfHolladay.com

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

PUBLIC MEETINGS: City Council – first and third Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. Planning Commission – first and third Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m.

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:

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

Emergency 911 UPD Dispatch (Police) 801-743-7000 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 801-278-9947 Cottonwood Post Office 801-453-1991 Holliday Water 801-277-2893 Watermaster - Big Cottonwood Tanner Ditch system - Art Quayle 801 867-1247


What is a Street Tree?

Recognizing a Stroke Early

DeeDee Richardson — Holladay City Tree Committee

By Capt. Dan Brown, Unified Fire Authority

Sometime ago I was giving my address to a woman and when I said “Holladay” she blurted out, “Oh that’s the city with all the trees!” Most residents of Holladay appreciate our trees, but sadly, we also take them for granted. We forget how important and prominent our trees are until we see them being removed. Many of us are uncomfortably aware that our canopy is disappearing but may not realize that we have lost up to a third of our tree canopy over the last 40 years. And, the rate of loss is accelerating. The tree canopy is comprised of Street or Community Trees, Waterway Trees, Heritage Trees and of course, the trees that are on personal property.

This month, we will go over how to recognize a stroke and what to do if you suspect one. So, what is a stroke? According to the CDC, a stroke occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a clot or bursts (or ruptures). When that happens, part of the brain cannot get the blood (and oxygen) it needs, so brain cells die. Strokes are the 5th leading cause of death in the US and can cause many types of disabilities. The best thing you can do for someone who is having a stroke is to recognize it early and call 911. Use the acronym FAST to help determine if someone is having a stroke: F.A.S.T. Warning Signs • F = Face Drooping – Does one side of the face droop or is it numb? Ask the person to smile. Is the person’s smile uneven? • A = Arm Weakness – Is one arm weak or numb? Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward? • S = Speech Difficulty – Is speech slurred? • T = Time to call 911 There are also other symptoms to look for such as: • NUMBNESS or weakness of face, arm, or leg, especially on one side of the body • CONFUSION, trouble speaking or understanding speech • TROUBLE SEEING in one or both eyes • TROUBLE WALKING, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination • SEVERE HEADACHE with no known cause

Let’s address the street trees. City Code 13.77.090 and 13.04.040 define a street tree as a tree located or planted within the city right-of-way. Determining the right-of-way may be difficult as it varies depending on the size of the street, but a basic guideline is 8 to 12 feet from the edge of the road. The code further states that no tree may be removed without a (no-fee) tree removal permit. The tree removal permit is conditioned on the planting of a replacement tree. The Street Tree Voucher program is designed to help with replacement or new plantings. A great number of street trees (15 in my neighborhood alone) have been removed with no replacements. It begs the question if our residents are even aware of a street tree regulation or why it exists. In a nutshell, it is to preserve the visual and aesthetic qualities of the city streets and to enhance, stabilize, promote, and protect property values. (13.77.090) There are many other reasons to preserve our trees not the least of which is to help mitigate the heat islands, contribute to cleaner air, and help control flood runoff. Before you remove a tree that may be in the right-of-way, please contact Holladay City to discuss and/or clarify a removal permit and to answer questions for replacement. If you are uncertain about a situation where trees are being removed, you can refer the situation to the City Code Enforcement Officer.

However, if you are unsure at all about whether you or someone else is having a stroke, CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY. When treating a stroke, time is truly important to prevent death or disability. Do not drive to the hospital or let someone else drive you. The key to stroke treatment and recovery is getting to the hospital quickly. Yet, 1 in 3 stroke patients never call 911. Calling an ambulance means that we can begin treatment on the way to the emergency room. If you are ever not sure whether you should call 911 for a potential stroke or any emergency, please just call. It’s our job and we love doing it!! Thanks and stay safe, Holladay!

Planning for the Future of Wasatch Blvd The City of Holladay and Millcreek with support from the Wasatch Front Regional Council (WFRC) are moving forward with the second phase of the Wasatch Boulevard Area Master Plan, a project to guide the future of the corridor and the surrounding communities. The first phase of the Wasatch Boulevard Master Plan, completed in 2019, focused on Cottonwood Heights, between the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon to 6200 South. This second phase continues northward, between 6200 South to 3300 South in the cities of Holladay and Millcreek. This planning effort is funded by a grant through the Transportation and Land Use Connection (TLC) program managed by WFRC in partnership with Salt Lake County, Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT), and Utah Transit Authority (UTA). The TLC program helps communities plan for the future with a goal to enhance communities’ quality of life through improved air quality, transportation choices, and economic opportunities. More information about the project and upcoming announcements regarding opportunities for public input and comments are available online at www.wasatchboulevard.com.