Holladay City Newsletter | June 2024

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calendars and reserve July 4th and your Saturday nights in July and August for your free summer concerts! Holladay Arts has another great line-up ready for 2024 that includes several great new performers and a few returning favorites. Here they are!

• 7/4 - Tad Calcara & New Deal Swing, with the Lindy Hops (“Big Band,” Swing, & Patriotic)

• 7/13 - David Park Quintet (classical, tango, cabaret, Bossa Nova)

• 7/20 - 23rd Army Band (“Really Big Band” that plays “Big Band,” Rock, Country and more!)

• 7/27 - Will Baxter’s Elvis Tribute Show (Returning favorite, this time as ELVIS!)

• 8/3 - Discographers (Featuring hits from Tom Petty and Stevie Nicks!)

• 8/10 - Broadway & Beyond: Melinda Kirigin-Voss & Brian Stucki (Returning favorites!)

• 8/17 - Seven Bridges Road (Hit songs from the Eagles!)

• 8/24 - Senxao (High Energy Latin Fusion - Blue Moon Festival Opening Act)

• 8/24 - The Great Salt Lake Yacht Club (So.Cal. 70’s Rock! - Blue Moon Festival Headliner)

Additional descriptions of each of the bands can be found on our website: holladayarts.org/summer_concerts. Thanks to the hard work and dedication of our Holladay Arts Volunteer Board, and to local sponsors like Holladay Bank & Trust for making our Summer Concert Series possible!

Unified Fire Authority and Unified Police Department

I join the Council in expressing our gratitude to our UFA Firefighters and UPD Officers for the care and professionalism they exercised in resolving a “literally explosive” situation in the south end of Holladay at the end of April. Details of the incident and the city’s response have been reported by multiple news outlets.

This incident is an example of why Holladay belongs to Unified Fire and Unified Police. When the unexpected happens, it’s to Holladay’s great advantage to belong to fire and police agencies that can bring regional specialized services to the table in the event they are needed…and needed they were. Thanks UFA and UPD. Holladay is a proud and grateful member city!

Spring Lane Elementary…Park

Spring Lane Elementary was closed by Granite School District last year. Since then, the City of Holladay has been in discussions with the District about repurposing the school property for use as a park for Holladay residents. Holladay has also contracted with a talented local architecture and design firm to suss out our best possibilities for park design and amenities, and to facilitate the public engagement process. Thanks to many Holladay residents who live near the property who have participated in workshopping this unique opportunity. The final step of this initial planning stage will be a “Final Concept” public presentation to the City Council and to our community at a June City Council meeting.

One Kind Act a Day

A few weeks ago, I attended a “Kindness Conference,” sponsored by the Semnani Family Foundation, dba “One Kind Act a Day.” It’s founder, Mr. Khosrow Semnani (a Holladay resident), has funded 100% of this organization’s mission of encouraging frequent, habitual kindness…in fact… “one kind act a day.” If you want some help being more frequently kind, check out powerofkind.org. Let’s be kind to each other.

Council Member Paul Fotheringham, District 3

Solicitors in Holladay

With the weather warming up, it is not surprising to see more people out and about in the neighborhood – including those we may not recognize knocking door-to-door. While most of these folks are out trying to make an honest living, it is good to be aware of any strangers who may be involved in suspicious activities in your neighborhood.

If you have someone soliciting in your neighborhood, please ask them to show their City business license and/or City Work Card. The City of Holladay requires all solicitors to apply for and receive an approved soliciting license prior to knocking on doors. Part of that licensing process is to pass a criminal background check as a first-defense guard to help protect city neighborhoods.

If a solicitor cannot produce either a temporary or permanent City business license (verifiable by the authorized signature and City logo present), please inform them that they are required by law to have a Holladay City business license and City Work Card to be knocking on doors here in Holladay – and politely ask them to leave.

If they continue soliciting in your neighborhood after this, please immediately call non-emergency police dispatch at 801-840-4000 and an officer will come assess the situation and issue a warning or citation.

For more information about solicitor regulations here in Holladay, please refer to Chapter 5.86 in the City Code accessed through the city website at holladayut.gov You are also welcome to contact Crystal Nichols at (385) 425-0853 with any additional questions.


The Holladay Interfaith Council is looking for new members! The council meets monthly over lunch, plans an annual Thanksgiving Service for the community, coordinates interfaith service projects, and hosts round table discussions. If you don’t see your faith community represented in this list, please text or call Rachel Matthews at 801-870-5453. We look forward to adding your perspective and ideas to our council.

Baha’i Community

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Congregation Kol Ami Holladay United Church of Christ

Our Savior’s Lutheran Church

Prophet Elias Greek Orthodox Church

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church Utah Islamic Center

J UNE 2024

Keep it Local – Shop Holladay!

We’ve all heard the phrase “Shop Local”, but do you truly understand the impact that this has on our community? Local shopping is crucial to our community and our character, but sometimes we can get caught up in the convenience of online shopping or shopping at big box chain stores. Right here in Holladay, our local shops are more than just businesses—they’re part of our town’s story.

Our local business scene is something that is unique to our city. For our residents, new or for those who’ve been around a while, supporting these places means keeping Holladay special. We have those special spots that aren’t just where we shop; they’re where we meet up, share stories, and feel at home.

Our local shops have a personal touch, offering unique items that you just can’t find anywhere else. And when you shop here, you’re helping our neighbors keep their dreams alive. Plus, every dollar spent stays right here in Holladay, helping our town thrive.

The math for buying locally is compelling – for every $100 spent at a locally-owned business, $73 remains in the local economy. When profits stay local, it increases our community’s tax revenue and our community’s standard of living. It means that those funds stay here to help provide vital services.

Our local business owners do more than just sell stuff; they’re our neighbors, sponsoring little league teams, helping with school fundraisers, and participating in community events. They invest in our community, making it a better place for all of us. When we support them, we say thank you for keeping Holladay unique and a great place to live.

Next time we decide to head out for a meal or need to pick up a gift, think Holladay first. It’s more than just shopping; it’s about strengthening our community bonds and keeping Holladay’s charm alive. Together, we can make sure our town stays vibrant and full of life.

Keep Your Dog Safe in Hot Weather

Salt Lake County Animal Services

Ensure you’re the ultimate pet owner and prioritize your pup’s comfort this summer! You and your furry friend deserve to stay chill and safe, steering clear of scorching cars, sizzling pavement, and sweltering balconies or patios.

Hot Cars: Don’t underestimate the danger. Once the mercury hits 70 degrees, car interiors can soar past 116 degrees in just 10 minutes. Even on a mild 75-degree day, cracking a window or seeking shade won’t save your pet from the lethal heat inside. Heatstroke, brain damage, and worse can result. If you spot a distressed pet in a vehicle—panting excessively, not responsive, drooling, or lethargic—act fast. Dial Salt Lake County Animal Service’s Animal Dispatch at 801-840-4000. Avoid breaking windows yourself; instead, document the situation by taking down the license plate, taking a photo of the pet and providing details to Animal Control Officers.

Hot Pavement: Protect those precious paws. Summer sidewalks can scorch, causing painful burns. Before stepping out, test the pavement with the back of your hand. If you can’t endure the heat for five seconds, it’s too hot for your pup. Plan to walk your dog during cooler morning or evening hours and skip outings to crowded events like festivals or markets.

Hot Balconies: Even shaded balconies can become danger zones. High temperatures can quickly make them unbearable for pets left unattended. Anxious and dehydrated, they may attempt risky escapes. If you witness a distressed pet on a balcony, reach out to Animal Control at 801-840-4000 immediately.

For additional information, please visit AdoptUtahPets.org or reach out to animal@slco.org. Keep your pet cool, safe, and happy through this summer!


Rob Dahle, Mayor rdahle@holladayut.gov 801-580-3056

Ty Brewer, District 1 tbrewer@holladayut.gov 801-550-8747

Matt Durham, District 2 mdurham@holladayut.gov 801-999-0781

Paul Fotheringham, District 3 pfotheringham@holladayut.gov 801-424-3058

Drew Quinn, District 4 dquinn@holladayut.gov 801-272-6526

Emily Gray, District 5 egray@holladayut.gov 801-755-3477

Gina Chamness, City Manager gchamness@holladayut.gov

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

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Spring Lane Update

This spring the City of Holladay and their consultant team, led by MHTN, have been developing a concept plan to guide the potential re-use of Granite School District’s old Spring Lane Elementary School campus. The group has been testing ways to improve the site as an outdoor recreation space and community asset.

Since February, the City’s team has met with adjacent property owners, the School District, County Parks and Recreation, and other key stakeholders to learn more about how the site has been used and how it could relate to other outdoor recreation amenities in this part of the valley. This information and results from a public survey in April are being used to inform the refinement of the concept plan, which is expected to be presented to Holladay City Council at the June 6 meeting.

“So far, the idea to improve Spring Lane and use it as a park has received strong support from the community,” said Holladay City Manager Gina Chamness. “We’re hearing that people want to maintain it as open space and add ways to enjoy the site with walking trails, gathering spaces and play equipment for various ages. Dog parks are also very popular,” she added.

With nearly 700 responses, the survey results indicate a need in Holladay for more walking trails, dog parks, sports fields, pickleball, and gathering places. Additionally, survey respondents want the history of the site to be remembered.

Councilmember Paul Fotheringham has been participating throughout the planning process and expressed the importance of maintaining some aspects of the elementary school.

“This is a place that holds many memories for our community, and we want to honor that,” he said. “The proposed concept does a nice job of repurposing some of the iconic aspects of the old building like beams and the trusses over the atrium gardens,” he said.

If approved, the City of Holladay will identify ways to phase changes to the site and work with Granite School District on the details of a potential use lease. The City intends to seek funding opportunities and grants to help cover the construction costs of the project. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/springlanepark


Tiny Animals Program with - Taylor’s Traveling Troupe

Tues, June 11: 10:15 - 11:15am


Children will learn about small, live animals, and later, have an opportunity to touch and hold them.

Game Night - Drop in and play • Mon, June 10: 5 - 8:00pm


Board games are a great way for people to learn strategy, planning, and social skills. Bring the whole family to play. Derrek from Game Night Games will be supporting the fun!

Dungeons & Dragons For Beginners •Thurs, June 6: 4 - 5:30pm


Embark on a great role-playing adventure. Learn how to play D&D!

Registration Required

Join us for this year’s 4th of July festivities, ALL located here at Holladay City Hall, 4580 S 2300 E. Start your day off with the best Bike Parade at 9AM at Pine Park. Breakfast by Isabella’s is from 8 AM -10:30 AM, for $8 per adult and $5 per kid 10yrs old and over. We accept VISA, Mastercard, Google and Apple Pay, and Cash.

End your festive day with a performance by Tad Calcara & New Deal Swing with the Lindy Hops starting at 8 pm at the Gazebo behind City hall. The concert is the kick-off to the Arts Council’s Summer Concert Series. We will end the night with a Patriotic Show starting at 10PM.

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