Midvale City Newsletter | June 2024

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City Hall


Finance/Utilities 801-567-7200 Court 801-567-7265

City Attorney’s O ce 801-567-7250

City Recorder/Human Resources 801-567-7228

Community Development 801-567-7211

Public Works 801-567-7235

Ace Disposal/Recycling 801-363-9995

Midvale Historical Museum 801-567-7285

Midvale Senior Center 385-468-3350

SL County Animal Services 385-468-7387

Communications 801-567-7230



Marcus Stevenson 801-567-7204

Email: mstevenson@midvale.com


District 1 - Bonnie Billings

Email: bbillings@midvale.com

District 2 - Paul Glover

Email: pglover@midvale.com

District 3 - Heidi Robinson Email: Hrobinson@midvale.com

District 4 - Bryant Brown Email: bbrown@midvale.com

District 5 - Dustin Gettel Email: dgettel@midvale.com


Water Bills


Ordering A New Trash Can 801-567-7202

Permits 801-567-7213

Court 801-567-7265

Paying For Tra c School 801-567-7202

Business Licensing 801-567-7214

Cemetery 801-567-7235

Planning and Zoning 801-567-7231

Code Enforcement 801-567-7208

Building inspections 801-567-7213

Graffiti 385-468-9769



UFA Fire/UPD Police

> Non-emergency 801-840-4000

Uni ed Police Department

> Midvale Precinct 385-468-9350

Public Works 801-567-7235

Rocky Mountain Power 877-508-5088

In The Middle of Everything

City Hall – 7505 South Holden Street • Midvale, UT 84047

Marcus’ Message

Midvale City Summer Events

Midvale has many fun activities throughout the summer that I hope our community will take advantage of. These events showcase all that Midvale has to o er and is the perfect way to get to know your neighbors and our community. I hope you’ll join me at some of these great events this year.

Utah Food Truck League Nights at Midvale City Hall

– May 21 through October 8

Enjoy amazing food trucks with the Utah Food Truck League at city hall every week throughout the summer. The weekly list of food trucks is updated on the Food Truck League’s website at thefoodtruckleague.com. Plus, throughout the summer, see our new city hall plaza come to life! Next year, we’ll have a beautiful new plaza where we can continue to enjoy food trucks and other community gatherings each summer.

Date & Time: Every Tuesday from 5:00-8:00PM.

Location: Midvale City Hall - 7505 S Holden St., Midvale, UT 84047

Midvale Arts Council: 2024 Summer Concert Series

– June 7 through August 2

Enjoy these FREE summer concerts at Midvale City Park, presented by The Midvale Arts Council. Bring a blanket, chairs, and a snack as you experience family-friendly and fun music!

• June 7 - Exit Strategy

• June 14 - Walker Brothers and The Belles

• June 21 - Vocalocity

• June 28 - City Jazz Band

• July 5 - 23rd Army Band

• July 12 - Channel Z

• July 19 - Soggy Bottom Tribute Band

• July 26 - Alta Hills

• August 2 - James Romero y Los Amigos Three Generations

Date & Time: Every Friday from 7:00-9:00PM

Location: Midvale City Park – 625 W 6th Ave., Midvale, UT 84047

Mural Walk & Ice Cream with the Mayor – June 6

Join me for a mural walk where we’ll meet some of this year’s muralists, witness live mural making, and uncover the stories and creativity behind how murals are made. We’ll nish our walk with some delicious ice cream from Altojitos, a local business on Midvale Main.

Date & Time: Thursday, June 6 from 6:00-7:30PM

3rd Annual Los Muros on Main: Midvale City Mural Festival - June 8

Step into the vibrant Midvale Main Arts & Culture District and immerse yourself in the creative energy of the Los Muros on Main: Midvale City Mural Festival. More than just an event, this festival is a celebration of our local community’s diversity and a platform for artists - local, national, and international - to showcase their talents. Enjoy food trucks, vendors, and meet some of the artists!

Date & Time: Saturday, June 8 from 4-9PM

Location: Midvale Main Street

Harvest Days Week – July 29 to August 3

• Monday, July 29 & Tuesday, July 30 - Neighborhood Block Parties from 6:00-9:00PM. Connect with neighbors, old and new, as our neighborhoods come together as part of our yearly celebration! Sign up to host your own block party at EngageMidvale. com/block-parties.

Location: Midvale City Hall – 7505 S Holden St., Midvale, UT 84047

• Wednesday, July 31 - Midvale Arts Council: Hall of Honors & Art Show from 5:00-8:00PM at the Midvale Performing Arts Center (695 W Center Street). Enjoy art from local artists as they display a diverse range of artistic mediums. Plus, join us in honoring an individual who has made signi cant contributions to Midvale as a community, as the Arts Council inducts them into the Hall of Honors.

• Thursday, August 1 - Midvale Historical Society: Midvale Museum Night from 5:00-7:00PM at the Midvale Community Center & Historical Museum (350 W 7615 S). Celebrate the museum’s 45th birthday with fun activities and refreshments!

• Friday, August 2 - Midvale Arts Council Car Show & Free Summer Concert in the Midvale City Park with James Romero y Los Amigos Three Generations band from 7:00-9:00PM. Enjoy the nal Friday summer concert with great music and classic cars!

• Saturday, August 3 - Harvest Days fun run, parade, festival, and reworks!

o 7AM – Fun Run at Midvale City Park

o 9AM – Parade from Copperview Elementary to Midvale City Park

o 3PM – Festival begins at the Midvale City Park with food trucks, vendors, and fun activities for the whole family!

 3:00-5:00PM – Bingo

 3:30PM & 5:00PM – Scales & Tails Show

 7:00PM – Junk Percussion Band

 8:00PM – New Soul Brigade Band

 10:00PM – Fireworks

PEARLS – A Program to Encourage Active, Rewarding Lives

Midvale Senior Center

Are you feeling down and out? Lonely or struggling with the loss of a loved one? Join us as we beat depression together and build the skills we need to thrive and live a happier, more ful lling life. An overview of the PEARLS Program will be taught at Midvale Senior Center by Valley Behavioral Health on Wednesday, June 12, at 1:00 pm and is for seniors aged 60 and over. Valley Behavioral Health also provides four one-on-one counseling sessions to seniors free of charge. Call Midvale Senior Center at 385-468-3350 to register or for more information.

J UNE 2024

In The Middle of Everything


Midvale City Council Adopts New Water E ciency Standards

In a signi cant step towards sustainable water management, the Midvale City Council passed the Jordan Valley Water Conservation District’s Water E ciency Standards. This initiative is designed to conserve public water resources through enhanced e ciency in both indoor and outdoor water use.

Key Advantages of Water E ciency Standards

• Cost Savings - One of the major bene ts of these standards is the substantial cost savings. Installing water-e cient landscapes during new construction is ve times less expensive than retro tting existing landscapes. This makes the e ciency standards an economically attractive solution for both developers and homeowners.

Environmental Bene ts - Implementing more e cient landscapes and home appliances allows more water to remain in natural water bodies such as rivers, streams, lakes, and wetlands. This helps to avoid severe environmental impacts and supports the health of local ecosystems.

Aesthetic and Functional Landscapes - The standards promote landscaping styles that use less water while maintaining high curb appeal and manageable maintenance. This ensures that communities can look great while also being water e cient.

Sustainable Water Use - Early adoption of water e ciency standards helps create a balanced regional water solution. It prevents the need for extreme measures or actions in the future, fostering a more sustainable approach to water use.

Water E ciency Standards Overview

• Purpose - The purpose of these standards is to conserve water resources by establishing conservation guidelines for indoor plumbing xtures and outdoor landscaping.

• Applicability - These standards apply to all new residential, commercial, institutional, and industrial construction. Homeowners undertaking new landscaping projects must also comply with the outdoor landscaping standards.

• Indoor Fixture Recommendations - It is recommended, though not mandated, that all new constructions and future renovations use WaterSense-labeled plumbing xtures, including faucets, shower heads, and toilets.

Outdoor Landscaping Requirements

Key landscaping standards include:

• Irrigation E ciency: Use drip irrigation or bubblers for non-lawn areas and ensure each irrigation valve caters to landscaping with similar water needs.

• Smart Controllers: All irrigation systems must have WaterSense labeled smart controllers with automatic rain shut-o capabilities.

• Mulch and Plant Coverage: Use mulch in planting beds and ensure at least 50% plant cover at maturity.

• Lawn Restrictions: Limit lawn areas in park strips, slopes, and small residential lots. For larger residential landscapes, lawns should not exceed 35% of the total landscaped area.

By adopting the Water E ciency Standards, Midvale residents can now bene t from Utah Water Savers’ water-saving programs, such as water-smart landscaping, toilet replacement, and smart sprinkler controller installation. To participate, properties must meet speci c project area requirements. Programs like the Turf Removal Project o er incentives of $3.00 per square foot for eligible lawns, while the Switch to Drip program provides $0.50 per square foot for converting overhead spray irrigation systems. Additionally, planting beds must cover at least 50% of the ground with perennials and shrubs and use proper mulch and drip irrigation systems.

The Treebate program o ers $100 per tree for up to ve trees when done in conjunction with qualifying turf removal or drip projects, ensuring trees are correctly planted and irrigated. All projects require a landscape design, before photos, an initial site visit, and compliance with speci c irrigation and planting standards. Hardscape limitations and lawn requirements ensure e cient irrigation and sustainable landscaping practices, with nal inspections mandatory for incentive payments.

more at UtahWaterSavers.com.
EngageMidvale com/2024-Harvest-Days Valet 7am Fun Run Parade 9am Bike Admission FREE Carnival Row Games Nerf wars Balloon Twisting Petting Zoo Bounce Houses Photobooth Police & Fire Activities MIDVALE CITY PARK 425 6th Ave., Midvale 2024 SATURDAY August 3, 2024 Featuring FREE Activites (3-7pm) Vendor Marketplace Food Trucks Bingo Sumo Wrestling Scales & Tails Shows Junk Percussion Band New Soul Brigade Band Fireworks 3pm-8pm 3pm-9pm 3pm-5pm 3pm-6:30pm 3:30pm & 5pm 7pm 8pm 10pm 3:00 p.m.


Help Deliver Mid-Day Meals to Isolated Seniors

There are seniors right in your communities – both home and at work – who are isolated, and many cannot prepare their own meals. This is where Meals on Wheels Volunteers step in and make a huge di erence. Volunteers not only deliver meals, but they provide much needed social connections that are often the only interactions these seniors receive through the course of the day.

Volunteers deliver only once a week, and can deliver any time between 10am and 2pm, MondayFriday. Routes consist of 6-13 clients and are designed to be delivered in that lunch hour timeframe, taking 60-90 minutes. Meals on Wheels provides the supplies, all you need is your own transportation, a smartphone to access your route information, and a warm smile for the clients who are waiting for you. All volunteers must pass a background check, which we provide, and attend a new volunteer orientation. The need to provide meals and connection to ever-more isolated older adults is growing daily, and we need you to help sustain our current deliveries, avoid waiting lists for service and help the program grow. Join the Wheelers today!

Call Salt Lake County Aging & Adult Services Meals on Wheels at 385-468-3086 or email agmowvolunteers@slco.org

Hot Weather Do’s & Don’t for Dog Safety

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 O cers.

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 ve 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 this summer!


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