Holladay City Newsletter | November 2022

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MAYOR’S MESSAGE INTERFAITH SERVICE Please refer to the ad in this issue of The Journal for details regarding our upcoming Interfaith Service. For our regulars, you will notice we moved the service up one week this year. Typically, we meet the Sunday prior to Thanksgiving. We hope this change will accommodate those that are traveling during the week. We have an exceptional slate of speakers and musical performances lined up for the service. I cannot imagine a more appropriate way to usher in the holidays than beautiful music coupled with a message of gratitude. I HOLLADAY HILLS (Formerly the Cottonwood Mall) hope to see you there! I am frequently asked about the old Cottonwood Mall site---“what is going on, how come it’s moving so SHOP LOCAL FIRST Holladay is a unique community; we enjoy a look and slow…”? Here is a quick update from the developer: feel like no other city in the State. Our economic engine • It may appear that progress has been a bit slow, but isn’t fueled by “Big Box” retailers, or the automobile that is not the case. Construction has been focused dealerships that are the envy of municipalities throughout on the underground infrastructure required to support the state. No question, there is a huge infusion of tax $’s the above-ground development. About 80 % of the generated by these retailers, but it comes with a cost. undergrounds are now in place, so you will notice Surrounding business communities that feed from the increased vertical development in the coming months. resulting traffic all begin to look the same, often referred • Block D is the major development currently underway to as “cookie cutter”. along Highland Drive. It will be the tallest and most Holladay has chosen a different path, actively courting intense block in the Holladay Hills mixed-use local retailers and restaurants. But how many of us development, with 20,000 square feet (about four really take the time to appreciate the local flavor of times the area of a basketball court) of retail on our business portfolio? Have you thought about the the ground level, 2 wrapped above-ground parking individual entrepreneurs that invest their time and financial decks, and 5 residential stories above the parking. resources to conduct business in our city? If we cherish The residential component consists of 200 for rent and the unique character of Holladay, if we want it to survive 16 for sale penthouse condominiums. The targeted and thrive, it is incumbent on all of us to support these date for initial occupation is the fall of 2023. businesses with our $’s! • Block E is directly south of Block D. It will house 150 for The “Shop Local First” initiative emphasizes the rent residential units, 25 for sale condominiums, and importance of keeping our tax $’s local. We understand 25,000 square feet of retail. Block E is currently out that every family faces unique challenges, that tight to bid and is expected to begin construction in 2023. budgets may preclude the luxury of shopping wherever • 38 for sale townhomes are currently under construction you like. Our simple ask is, when possible, prioritize our on the south end of the property, adjacent to Arbor local businesses when making your shopping decisions. Lane. The first phase of the townhome section should When a need arises, ask yourself, is there a place in hit the market in late spring or early summer of 2023. Holladay that can fill that need? If it costs a bit more to shop locally, weigh the • There are 6, ½ acre lots for sale on the south end of value of the $’s you may save against the benefit of the project site. These lots have separate entrances supporting businesses with local roots. True value is from Memory and Arbor Lanes and are priced at $995K. not always measured in dollars and cents. Let’s do • The Macy’s building, approximately 200,000 square all we can to keep our local friends and neighbors In feet, will be re-purposed with the 2nd and 3rd floors Business-In Holladay. converted to office space, and the ground floor remaining retail. This is my last opportunity to address you through I’m sure you are enjoying the articles written by your local Council representatives. To be honest, after 8 years I was struggling to produce fresh topics of interest, so I appreciate the perspective they have provided regarding issues in their districts or areas of interest developed through their service. It’s been a while since I updated you on projects and upcoming events, so here you go:

Additionally, this fall, the developers will install landscaping along the river on Arbor Lane from the bridge to Highland Drive. We will continue with periodic updates as the project evolves. You can also visit www. Holladayhills.com for up-to-date information on the development. It is exciting to see this once-mothballed project begin to take shape!

The Journal prior to ringing in 2023. As always, I am forever grateful for the honor and privilege of serving the citizens of Holladay. Joni and I wish you and your family a blessed holiday season and a happy, healthy, and prosperous new year!!! Rob Dahle, Mayor

Add Some Green to Your Thanksgiving Feast Before your start planning your Thanksgiving dinner and setting the table, consider some ways to make your upcoming celebration environmentally- and budgetfriendly, while still creating a wonderful holiday for the people you love.

• Make sure your menu is right-sized for the number and preferences of your dinner guests - eliminate unpopular dishes that are often left uneaten, shop early and only buy the amount of food you’ll need to give everyone an enjoyable meal with your ideal amount of leftovers. • Not a fan of turkey? Consider downsizing or skipping that holiday bird and going big on sides and veggies. Every year, according to the NRDC, about 200 million pounds of turkey are thrown out over the Thanksgiving week – that’s a lot of waste! • Buy seasonal, local and organic items to not only get the freshest and tastiest ingredients but also to support our community’s farmers and reduce greenhouse gases. • Bring out your favorite dishes, cloth napkins and fancy silverware and skip the one-use plastic plates, napkins and cutlery. • Decorate with nature by using colorful leaves and pinecones from your own yard to craft centerpieces, seating place cards and table accents or use fresh fruit that you’ll eat later. • If you are making a trek to someone else’s home, travel smarter in off-peak times, carpool with family/ friends or consider taking a bus instead of flying or driving. • Compost kitchen scraps to reduce landfill waste or utilize those unused food items to make broths, pesto or another flavorful bases for use in future meals. • Love your leftovers by storing in reusable containers, repurposing that turkey into a delicious sandwich or freezing what you can’t eat for use in recipes later.



Holladay Library Happenings Great Reads Book Club Tuesday, Nov 8th 7pm-8pm


Fall Leaf Collection Now – November 30 Only

Book club for kids and a caring adult. Lively discussions, activities, friendship, and fun. Great for 8–12 year olds. November's Book: Maya and the Robot by Eve Ewing

Family Book Club Thursday, Nov 3rd 7pm-8pm Families get together for book chats and fun and engaging activities monthly, October-December. Light refreshments. Register for each month separately. *Registration Required* November's Book: On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness by Andrew Peterson Check out library activities at events.slcolibrary.org/events

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

PUBLIC MEETINGS: City Council – first and third Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. Leaf bags are available for pick-up at City Hall, Holladay Library and the Holladay Lions Fitness Center until Nov. 30 or while supplies last. We request that residents take only one roll of leaf bags per household due to limited supply. Residents can also use and drop off their purchased bags if they contain only leaves. You can take your full leaf bags to the Cottonwood Ball Complex ( 4400 S 1300 E) and place them in the designated trailers, not on the ground. Please DO NOT dump garbage or other items at these or other locations and keep leaves and other yard waste out of recycle cans. Happy autumn!

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


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

Tis the Season…Fraud Warning! By Chief Justin Hoyal, UPD Holladay Precinct As we approach the holiday season, there are those who will take advantage of the community’s goodwill to give at this time of year. These suspects are always looking for new ways to take advantage of people’s good nature and take your money. There are many frauds and scams that occur on a regular basis, and others that you will see occur more often around this time of year. I want to share a few of these types of scams to keep you safe this holiday season, but there are many scams out there and new ones that pop up daily. In law enforcement, we regularly get calls from our community saying they received a call from someone claiming to be from a police or sheriff’s department and inform the person they have warrants for their arrest. The scammer will tell the person that they need to get a gift card to pay off the fines related to the warrant. Some of these scammers will even use the names of real officers at those departments and make the caller ID on your phone show that police/sheriff’s department name on the display. It is important to know that in law enforcement we will never call and ask you for money. If you get this call, do not give the caller any money, credit card numbers or gift card numbers. You can always hang up and call your local police department to verify if an officer was trying to get a hold of you. In Holladay, you can call our 24 -hour non-emergency phone number at 801-840-4000. Another common scam is someone pretending to be from your financial institution. You may get a phone call, e-mail or text message. In these phone calls or messages, the scammer will say there is a problem with your account and need you to verify your account number and password. The scammers may even go as far as asking you to get gift cards to help them track down the suspects in the case. Do not give out your account information or give out gift card information. If you have questions about your account, call your financial institution. Lastly, we are seeing people use Amazon as a way of scamming people. You will get a phone call, e-mail or text message from someone claiming to be from Amazon tech support. You may get a message saying there is a problem with a product return, and they need your account login information. The message might say they are trying to refund you money and accidentally put too much money back in your account. They will then ask you to repay that amount. Again, if you have concerns about your account, contact Amazon. We do not want you to have to worry about being a victim of fraud or a scam this holiday season. If you get a phone call, voice mail, e-mail or text message that is suspicious, do some research to see if it is real. Do not give out account information, personal information, credit card information or gift card information to those who reach out asking for it. It is most likely a scam. You can always call the police department, financial institution or business to see if they were actually calling you before you give out that information. Also, look up the number yourself for that institution and don’t call the number a scammer may give you.

Bad Holiday Foods for Fido The holidays are around the corner. Here’s a few quick tips on what to keep out of your pet’s mouth. Those tasty, fatty, rich foods from the holidays can cause some serious upset tummies, or even worse, a visit to the emergency vet. AVOID: • Candy: Chocolate contains a substance, theobromine, that can be toxic to pets. Dark, semi-sweet, and Baker’s chocolate can be lethal to pets if ingested. • Drippings: Those fatty leftovers from your meal can cause vomiting and diarrhea. • NO BONES: Do not give your pet bones from leftover holiday birds, they can splinter once ingested and cause internal injuries, even death. • Stuffing, pudding, relish, pickles, sauces, and anything with onions, grapes, raisins. Your pet can eat some holiday foods in moderation BEFORE they’ve been prepared with spices: sweet potatoes, white potatoes, pumpkin (before adding fatty things like cream), cranberries, chard, kale, green beans, and a wee bite of turkey, ham, or other meats. If you have additional questions, please consult with your veterinarian.


Holladay Interfaith Holladay Interfaith Thanksgiving Service S U N , N O V 1 3 @ 7Service :00 PM Thanksgiving 23RD ANNUAL


SUN, NOV 13 @ 7:00 PM S A I N T VPresentation INCENT D P Colors AUL PARISH ofEthe 1 3 7 5and S PBoy RIN G L AofNAmerica E Unified Fire Authority Scouts Troop 39 Keynote of Speaker Presentation the Colors Rabbi Sam Spector, Congregation Kol AmiTroop 39 Unified Fire Authority and Boy Scouts of America Youth Speaker Keynote Speaker Gary Duran, Holladay United ChurchKol of Christ Rabbi Sam Spector, Congregation Ami Musical Performances Youth Speaker Sotto Voce Strings, Directed byChurch Asheley Gary Duran, Holladay United ofWatabe Christ AnnaMarie Noelle Cardinelle, Accompanied by Adrian Ruger Musical Performances Sotto Voce Strings, Directed by Asheley Watabe AnnaMarie Noelle Cardinelle, Accompanied by Adrian Ruger 2022 Spotlight Charity: Utah Refugee Connection. Donate using the QR code or visit https://givebutter.com/LzLm8X or bring items to the event, most needed: maxi pads and pantyliners, diapers (specifically size 4-7), baby wipes, and laundry detergent. 2022 Spotlight Charity: Utah Refugee Connection. Donate using the QR code or visit https://givebutter.com/LzLm8X or bring items to the event, most needed: maxi pads and pantyliners, diapers (specifically size 4-7), baby wipes, and laundry detergent.


Resources to Help Drug and Opioid Overdoses By Captain Dan Brown, Unified Fire Authority In the past few years, the amount of training and number of people trained to address opioid overdoses has increased substantially. According to the State Department of Health, drug poisonings are the leading cause of injury and death, outpacing deaths due to firearms, falls, and motor vehicle crashes. Ten Utah adults die each week from a drug overdose. Eight of these are a result of opioids, with half of those from prescription opioids. Opioids are responsible for 41% of Utah’s unintentional and undetermined drug poisoning deaths. So, what can we do? Call 911 immediately if a person exhibits ANY of the following symptoms: • • • • • • •

Their face is extremely pale and/or feels clammy to the touch Their body goes limp Their fingernails or lips have a purple or blue color They start vomiting or making gurgling noises They cannot be awakened or are unable to speak Their breathing or heartbeat slows or stops If the person has stopped breathing or if breathing is very weak, begin CPR (best performed by someone who has training) • If available, treat the person with naloxone to reverse opioid overdose In Holladay, your firefighters and police officers carry Naloxone (aka Narcan), which is a medication approved by the FDA to reverse opioid overdoses. It is an opioid antagonist—meaning that it binds to opioid receptors and can reverse and block the effects of other opioids, such as heroin, morphine, and oxycodone. An organization called Utah Naloxone has many resources from training to giving out naloxone kits for home use. They usually have a couple of virtual trainings a month, which makes it very convenient. In addition, Naloxone rescue kits are also available at the Holladay Library for free with no questions asked and no personal information collected or shared. If anyone would like any additional information on opioid overdoses or anything at all, please don’t hesitate to reach out to dbrown@unifiedfire.org.Thanks for reading and stay safe Holladay!