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Mayor’s Message


Grant Elementary . . . . . . 801-264-7416



Heritage Center (Senior Programming) . . 801-264-2635 Hillcrest Jr. High . . . . . . . 801-264-7442 Horizon Elementary . . . . 801-264-7420 Liberty Elementary . . . . . 801-264-7424 Longview Elementary. . . 801-264-7428 Ken Price Ball Park . . . . . 801-262-8282 Miss Murray Pageant (Leesa Lloyd) . . . . . . . . . . 801-446-9233 McMillan Elementary . . 801-264-7430 Murray Area Chamber of Commerce.. . . . . . . . . . 801-263-2632 Murray Arts Advisory Board (Lori Edmunds) . . . . . . . . 801-264-2614 Murray Boys & Girls Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . 801-268-1335 Murray City Cemetery . . . 801-264-2637 Murray Community Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . 801-264-7414 Murray High School . . . . 801-264-7460 Murray Museum . . . . . . . 801-264-2589 Murray Parks and Recreation Office . . . . . . . 801-264-2614 Murray Parkway Golf Course . . . . . . . . . . . . 801-262-4653 Murray Park Aquatics Pool . . . . . . . . . .801 290-4190 Mick Riley Golf Course (SL County) . . . . . . . . . . . 801-266-8185 Parkside Elementary . . . . 801-264-7434 Riverview Jr. High . . . . . . 801-264-7446 Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation . . . . . . . . 801-468-2560 Salt Lake County Ice Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . 801-270-7280 The Park Center . . . . . . . . 801-284-4200 Viewmont Elementary . . 801-264-7438

Occasionally you may have the need to reach out to the city for one reason or another. Maybe you have a question about a recreation program or want to report a pothole. As a city, we strive to maintain an open line of communication with our residents. Our city website (murray.utah.gov) is updated regularly to answer many questions about what is going on in Murray. In May we implemented a new Murray City monthly e-newsletter to help keep you informed via email. You can subscribe to the email newsletter on our website. We also post on our city Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages. In addition, several of our departments, such as Parks and Recreation, Power, and Fire, post to their social media pages regularly. We also continue the longstanding practice of utilizing the Murray Journal to publicize city activities. On those occasions that you need to contact the city, it may not always be clear which department or division can help you. On the front page of our website there is a “button” called “Report a Concern.” Clicking this button opens a window with some helpful phone numbers, and links to a form for reporting problems. Whether it be a street issue or a code enforcement complaint, using this form will direct your communication to the right person who can help you or respond to your concern. The mayor’s office can also help direct calls to the right department. We want to make things as straightforward as possible in communicating with you, so we are always open to suggestions for improving our website and social media outlets. Email is a good way to make suggestions and there are email addresses for all our departments on the website.

D. Blair Camp, Mayor

801-264-2600 If you have a complaint or concern, we want to hear from you. 5025 S. State Street Please be as specific as possible Murray, Utah 84107 and focus on the facts of the problem or situation. Often a resident is frustrated when making a report, but rude or offensive comments toward an individual or individuals is not productive. Our Murray City employees will respond and help where they can. There are limits to what a city can legally do, and in some cases it’s not the answer the complainant may be looking for. Sometimes the city is asked to intervene on matters where the city has no jurisdiction or authority, especially involving disputes between neighbors and private property issues. In addition, the city has no authority to enforce HOA regulations. It’s also difficult to enforce anonymous complaints because code enforcement involves a criminal citation and by law there must be a complainant. On a positive note, we appreciate your observations throughout the city and when you let us know there are issues we need to address such as streetlights that have burned out, signs that are damaged, graffiti, and so forth. We are constantly seeking to improve our services and communication. I believe in the concept of continuous improvement and I know that there are always ways that we can improve. I like this quote by the author and professional speaker Rich Simmonds: “Communication is only effective when we communicate in a way that is meaningful to the recipient, not ourselves.” I hope you will visit our website and social media outlets regularly to stay informed, and please share with us your suggestions for improvement in making our communication more meaningful to you.

Murray Fire Department – Sub-for-Santa Annually, members of the Murray City Fire Department take on a Sub-for-Santa project, carefully selecting, organizing, and delivering gifts to a local family. This year, along with the Murray Local 4821 Professional Fire Fighters of Utah and Nordstrom’s Department Store, books, toys, and winter clothes were delivered to some children who had recently lost their father. Firefighters, along with their spouses, took to the stores and with money from their own pockets, purchased items for the mother and children. The fire department doesn’t have a sled to deliver the gifts, but we do have some big trucks. Last week, after all the presents were wrapped, it was time for the delivery. The big yellow ladder truck made its way through the streets of Murray to drop off the huge stack of presents. Our Sub-for-Santa program not only makes the holiday bright for the recipients, but also for those who generously

donate their funds and time to this worthy project. From our family to yours, we wish everyone a happy, healthy, and safe holiday season. Murray City Fire Department Jon A. Harris, Fire Chief

Pickleball Play at The Park Center

Pickleball Play is a pilot program for The Park Center. This is an opportunity to get back on the court during the cold weather and play pickleball. Included in this program over an hour of play time. All covid-19 guidelines will be followed. We are doing our best to offer programing that will limit exposure. Players must bring their own pickleball paddle. Max of 12 players per session. Days: Dates: Location: Time: Cost:

Tuesday & Thursday January 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28 The Park Center (202 E. Murray Park Avenue) 8:50am-10:30am $20 Park Center Annual Members – $40 Non Members

Murray Aquatics Club Youth Swim Team

The Murray Aquatics Club “MAC” is a competitive USA Swimming team for youth ages 5-18. Sessions: Session 2 January 4-29 Session 3 February 1-26 Additional USA Swimming fee: $105 per year LEVELS Gold Silver Bronze

RESIDENT/NON-RESIDENT $45 $50 $40 $45 $35 $40

Pre MAC $30


PRACTICE TIMES M, T, H, F 4:30 pm - 6 pm T, W, H 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm M, W, F: 4 pm - 5 pm OR 5 pm - 6 pm M, W, F: 6 pm - 6:45 pm

Adult Volleyball Leagues

Adult (18 years +) Indoor Volleyball Leagues are for B/BB and A level players. Coed teams consist of 3 male & 3 female players, no other combination. All leagues have a max of 8 teams. No spectators allowed in the gym due to COVID restrictions. A charge of $30 will be assessed for any registrations taken after deadline if league is not full. No refunds after deadline. Mondays – Women’s A Volleyball League Dates: January 11 – March 1 Location: The Park Center Cost: $270 per team Deadline: January 4, 2021 Thursday – Coed B/BB Volleyball League Dates: January 14 – March 4 Location: The Park Center Cost: $270 per team Deadline: January 4, 2021

Adult Cornhole League

We invite adults (18 years of age and older) to form a team with 2 to 4 people. In our league we play 11 rounds per game and best two out of three games is the winner. A bag in the hole scores three points while on the platform scores one point. We play two matches per night and have a post season tournament. Dates: Night: Time: Location: Cost: Deadline:

February 11 - April 1 Tuesday evening 6:30 pm – 8:15 pm Riverview Jr. High back gym* $80 per team (includes a t-shirt for each team member) Tuesday, March 2 at 8:00 am

*No alcoholic beverages allowed on Murray School District property

HELP IMPROVE THE MURRAY LIBRARY Services are limited here at the library, but we want to do what we can to make them more accessible. We would like your input so that we can better help you use the library. If you’d like to help, please head over to murraylibrary.org/survey and fill out the survey.


C ULTURAL A RTS PRESERVATION WITH BOB YAPP Storytelling Residencies Each year we provide storytelling residencies for grades 3-12 and Adult (18+). This year, we will be providing virtual residencies. If interested in participating in one of our residencies, please email klindquist@murray.utah.gov and include your grade/school or if you are interested in the adult residency. You can also find updated information on the Murray City Cultural Arts webpage at: www.murray.utah.gov/1293/Murray-Storytelling-Showcase

Bob Yapp, from PBS’ “About Your Home”, will be hosting two Zoom Webinars about preservation. Webinars are limited to 100 people. If interested in signing up for either or both sessions, please email ledmunds@murray.utah.gov to reserve a spot.


Start the New Year with the gift of fitness, purchase a Park Center membership!

Facility Hours Monday – Friday 6am-8pm Saturday 7am-12pm




Youth (3-17)


Youth (3-17)


Adult (18-59)


Adult (18-59)


Senior (60+)


Senior (60+)


Child swimmers (under 3) require swim diaper & plastic pants AUTO PAY MEMBERSHIP +tax

ADD ON per individual

Youth (3-17)



Adult (18-59)



Senior (60+)




ADD ON per individual

Youth (3-17)



Adult (18-59)



Senior (60+)





Available Add on: Adult: Youth, Adult, or Senior Senior: Youth or Senior No add on to Youth Available Add on: Adult: Youth, Adult, or Senior Senior: Youth or Senior No add on to Youth

Annual membership paid in full will receive a 5% discount All members must reside in the same residence. "Residence is defined as a person's domicile and the place in which the person's habitation is fixed and where, whenever the person is absent, the person has intention of returning."



10 pack


Fitness Classes for ages16 years and older KIDZONE



Off Site


One 10 punch card


Two (10 punch cards)


Included in Annual Park Center memberships: Group Fitness - Over 20 fitness classes Murray Aquatic Center – seasonal outdoor pool

Youth Annual memberships may be purchased for children age 2 to utilize the 1 hour FREE child care daily.

Profile for The City Journals

Murray City Newsletter | January 2021  

Murray City Newsletter | January 2021