Midavle City Newsletter | March 2024

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City Hall 801-567-7200

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 801-567-7200

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

Council Message

Engaging Residents through Enhanced Communication Channels

Hello Midvale,

I hope this message nds you well. I am Bonnie Billings; your recently elected District 1 councilmember and I want to take a moment to share some thoughts with all of you across our diverse and vibrant city. Representing the Fort Union area is both an honor and a learning experience—it has been lled with insightful conversations about the unique fabric of Midvale. Along the way, I have had the pleasure of meeting many District 1 residents, and I am eager about the prospect of extending those connections to residents from every corner of Midvale as we work together to shape our future.

You might be wondering why I decided to dive into local politics. Well, it boils down to a deep-seated belief in the strength of community. I believe that when residents actively engage in the decision-making process and participate in all that the city has to o er, it transforms a city into a thriving and vibrant home. My goal is to encourage all Midvale residents to be active contributors and participants in the shared vision of our city. I believe that to build an engaged community, we need to create and organize the tools necessary to engage as many residents as possible.

Today, I want to shine a light on a topic close to my heart –communication. Communication is the cornerstone of a thriving community, and I want to commit to regular, timely, and accessible communication (not everyone is on social media, right?). In a world buzzing with technology, accessible and e ective communication is more important than ever, and I want to make sure that our methods of reaching out and engaging with our residents are e ective and useful for you and members of the council. Regular communication not only increases trans-

parency and accountability for elected o cials but also nurtures relationships between residents and those who represent them. It is about building bridges, opening lines of dialogue, and creating a sense of unity.

To organize this communication e ectively, I am collaborating with Mayor Stevenson and city sta to develop the necessary tools to increase district-speci c communication. Step one in this process is collecting email addresses so that your councilmember has the option to send a regular digital newsletter to residents in their dis-

tricts. In my brief time on the council, I am learning about so many incredible activities and amenities Midvale o ers and I want to create a culture of ensuring that you know about every opportunity to participate in, and support, our community. For example, did you know that every Saturday in February, the Midvale Arts Council hosted free movies (check out upcoming events: midvalearts.com)?

Picture a scenario where you are directly and promptly informed (and encouraged to participate) about the latest happenings, events, and crucial notices in Midvale. That is the kind of community engagement I am aiming for – one where information ows easily, timely, and encourages strong engagement. This kind of communication also provides us the opportunity to share timely updates in the event of an emergency or last-minute noti cations. It is about being there for you when you need information the most.

Information about the process for collecting email addresses will be forthcoming. I am looking forward to connecting better with each of you!

My commitment to open communication, accessibility, engagement, and community building is unwavering. I am excited about the possibilities that lie ahead and am fully dedicated to learning, growing, collaborating, and participating with you all. Together, let us make Midvale a place where everyone’s voice is heard, where community engagement and participation thrive, and where our shared dreams shape the narrative of our city.

Looking Forward,


7505 South Holden
Street •
UT 84047

In The Middle of Everything

E ciency and Engagement: Midvale City’s Report a Problem System

Midvale City has taken a proactive approach to address community concerns through its innovative “Report a Problem” system. This initiative, managed by Midvale City’s Public Works Department, offers

residents a streamlined platform to report issues and communicate directly with Public Works, fostering efficiency, transparency, and community engagement.

One of the key features of Midvale City’s “Report a Problem” system is its accessibility. Residents can easily access the platform through the city’s website (Midvale.Utah.gov/Report), making it convenient to report issues anytime, anywhere. Whether it’s a pothole on a neighborhood street, a malfunctioning streetlight, or sidewalk issue, residents can quickly submit their concerns with just a few clicks.

Emergencies like water leaks, downed stop signs, or sewer backups should be reported to Public Works at 801-567-7235. For non-emergencies, residents can use the portal to submit a request. Requests go to the relevant city division, and users receive email updates on their status. This two-way communication fosters a sense of partnership between the community and its leaders, encouraging collaboration to maintain and enhance the city’s infrastructure and quality of life.

Midvale Senior Center To-Go Meals

On February 20, Midvale Senior Center returned to their standard, pre-covid To-Go Meal process. To reduce waste and protect our environment, to-go meal containers and bags will no longer be provided at Salt Lake County Senior Centers. But you can still take your meal to-go! Please bring your own to-go containers and bags. You can order a regular dine-in meal and transfer your food into your container to enjoy at your convenience, which is a return to our pre-pandemic To-Go Meal process.

Join the Conversation: Get Engaged with Midvale City!

Are you looking for ways to have your voice heard and make a difference in Midvale City? Look no further! EngageMidvale.com is your gateway to getting involved and helping shape the future of our community. EngageMidvale.com is Midvale City’s engagement platform, offering residents opportunities to participate in decision-making processes and community initiatives. One of the easiest and most impactful ways to get involved is by completing surveys on the platform. These surveys cover a wide range of topics, from local infrastructure projects to community events and beyond. Your feedback helps city officials and planners understand the needs and desires of Midvale residents, ensuring that future developments align with the values of our community.

Your participation matters. By taking the time to engage with EngageMidvale.com, you’re helping to shape the future of Midvale City in a meaningful way. Your input ensures that our community continues to thrive and grow in ways that benefit everyone.

So why wait? Visit EngageMidvale.com today and join the conversation. Together, let’s make Midvale City the best it can be!



Adopt a Shelter Pet

Salt Lake County Animal Services

In 2023, Salt Lake County Animal Services welcomed 6,326 animals into the shelter, with 2,277 finding new homes through adoption. If you’re considering adding a pet to your loving family, please consider adoption as your first choice. The most compelling reason to adopt is the opportunity to save a pet’s life. Choosing a shelter pet provides them with a second chance and contributes to breaking the cycle of pet overpopulation.

We are in desperate need of families and individuals to adopt a pet and help free up some of our kennel space for the stray pets that come in every day. Visit our website at AdoptUtahPets.org to explore our adoptable pets or come see us Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm to meet your new furry best friend. The adoption process includes low-cost adoption fees, all pets available for adoption will already be spayed or neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, and will even go home with a new leash and collar.

Salt Lake County Animal Services provides a diverse range of highly adoptable pets, including dogs, cats, guinea pigs, rabbits, ferrets, reptiles, and birds. Our collection includes various cat and dog breeds, covering different ages, genders, and personalities. The diverse selection ensures there’s a perfect match for every potential adopter.

Questions about adoptions? Email: Adoptions@slco.org

For more information, visit Midvale.Utah.gov/BulkyWaste or call 801-567-7235
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