Murray City Newsletter | June 2024

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Business Licensing



Finance Department






Passports 801-264-2660


Administrative O ce .......... 801-264-2781

Non-Emergency Calls 801-840-4000

General Information ................ 801-264-2525

Human Resources.................... 801-264-2656

Library 801-264-2580

Mayor’s O ce 801-264-2600

Municipal Court....................... 801-284-4280


Administrative O ce .......... 801-264-2614

Recreation Division 801-284-4200

Museum 801-264-2589

Murray Outdoor Pool 801-290-4190

Murray Parkway Golf Course.... 801-262-4653

The Park Center 801-284-4200

Senior Recreation Center


Administrative O ce .......... 801-264-2673

Animal Control/SL County 385-468-7387

Code Enforcement 801-264-2673

Non-Emergency Calls ......... 801-840-4000


Administrative O ce .......... 801-264-2730 After Hours

Building Inspection 801-270-2431

Green Waste Trailers

801-270-2440 Planning and Zoning 801-270-2430 Solid Waste 801-270-2440

Water, Sewer, Streets .......... 801-270-2440

Zoning Enforcement ........... 801-270-2426


After Hours Emergency 801-264-9669


Water conservation is being good stewards of a life and community sustaining resource. It takes education, incentives, and policy to e ectively manage a conservation program. You can nd incentive programs here

Flip your Strip, Turf Trade, Toilet, Showerhead and Smart Sprinkler Controller rebates. We have partnered with likeminded entities to assist with our conservation program. The National Energy Foundation, Utah Rivers Council, EPA WaterSense, to name a few. Murray city residents have used 19.4% less water since 2020 because of their actions to water conservation communication and education. The State of Utah requires water providers like Murray City to prepare and adopt a water conservation plan every 5 years. This conservation plan gives us a road map to meet the 2019 Utah Regional Conservation Goals. The State has set goals to reduce overall water use but largely focuses on reductions in outdoor use. Outdoor use contributes to our water system peak demand. Lessening this

Murray City Metered Water Usage

Date: Tuesday through Friday Time: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Date: Tuesday and Thursday

Time: 9:00 a.m. – noon

Cost: $1.50 each class + cost of supplies


Date: Thursday, Jun. 13

Time: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Billing Questions 801-264-2626

Cost: Free


10 East 4800 South Murray, Utah 84107

will extend the lifespan of existing infrastructure and water sources. Indoor use will continue to decline naturally as old, ine cient devices and xtures wear out and are replaced with new, more e cient models that we promote as a WaterSense partner. The regional goals are designed to reduce Gallons per Capita per Day (GPCD). The Salt Lake Region started in 2019 at 222 GPCD and water providers are expected to attain GPCD deadlines that eventually achieve 169 GPCD in 2065. The graph attached shows Murray City’s GPCD for the past ve years. GPCD with irrigation is what we submit to the state with our Water User report yearly. The total with irrigation water doesn’t necessarily re ect how our residents have performed because this water solely lls the Willow Pond, irrigation for the Jordan River Parkway and Murray City Golf Course. That is why we are presenting both methods.

We thank all Murray City Water users for their e orts in conservation and being mindful of how we use our most precious resource.


Date: Thursday, Jun. 13

Time: 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Cost: Free


Date: Friday, Jun. 21 • Cost: Free Time: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.


Date: Friday, Jun. 21 • Cost: Free

Time: 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

VITAL AGING: Distress Tolerance Skills

Date: Tuesday, Jun. 25

Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Cost: Free


Date: Friday, Jun. 28

Time: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Cost: Free; Register now DANCE


Date: Tuesdays

Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Cost: $10 for the month; register now


Live Music provided by Tony Summerhays

Date: Thursdays

Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Cost: $5

2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 Series1 2,854,398,931 3,322,906,318 2,946,906,796 2,673,081,840 2,734,363,492 0 500,000,000 1,000,000,000 1,500,000,000
2,000,000,000 2,500,000,000 3,000,000,000 3,500,000,000
2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 GPCD Without Irrigation 195 221 193 176 175 GPCD With Irrigation 208 239 210 189 191 0 50 100 150 200 250 300 Murray City Gallons Per Capita Per Day
Brett A. Hales -Mayor
Emergency 801-264-9669 PUBLIC
Administrative O ce 801-270-2440
Cost: Cost is $5; prior reg. not required
Murray Senior Recreation Center – 10 E 6150 S, Murray – 801-264-2635 View more activities at:

Message from the Council CITY COUNCIL

The Value of an Educated Council

We have had two of the best years for water in nearly twenty years. The Great Salt Lake will reach its highest level in years, while our reservoirs are lled. The increased snow and rain might lead some to overlook the importance of water conservation. Utah is still one of the driest states in the country meaning the quality water years only gives us a respite before our next drought. We need to continue to improve water conservation throughout the city and state to prepare for the dry years. A few resources will help and guide our conservation e orts in the city.

Murray City Public Works has begun o ering water-e cient grass seed to residents. This turf has been formulated for our Utah climate, so it will stay green while requiring less water. Normal turfs require watering two or three times a week, while this water-e cient turf reduces the required water by 30%-40% or one or two waterings a week. Residents can buy ve pounds of seed for $15. Planting and

growing the seed is simple with Public Works providing instructions on how to do it. This turf is a great way to keep lawns that many of us care about while conserving water.

Flipping park strips is another great way to conserve water. Some estimate ipping a park strip can conserve between 5,0008,000 gallons of water each year. Murray o ers incentives to qualifying individuals. Incentives and quali cations are found at https://

Another resource is the water guide from the Utah Division of Water Resources. The weekly guide can be found on their social media pages as well as This guide provides direction about how many times a week individuals should water their lawns based on the forecast and temperatures. Conserving water is as important now as it was two and three years ago when we were at peak drought conditions. Preparing now for the next dry winter will bene t all of us for a long time.

Hock, District #5

News From the Murray Community and Economic Development Department

The Murray City Council adopted the Downtown Strategic Plan at the May 7 council meeting. The plan presents a vision for the revitalization of the area known as Block One. This area encompasses the block from 4800 South State St. to 5th Avenue on the west side of State St.

City planners are currently using this information to work with VODA Landscape and Design to create a new zoning code for downtown Murray. The form-based code will guide new development and establish acceptable building heights, sizes, and orientation as well as specifying building materials,

open space requirements and emphasizing a pedestrian friendly, walkable downtown design. The new code will be completed in 6 months and will hopefully be adopted by the end of this year.

Finally, a conceptual plan has beennalized for the creation of a historic public plaza on Poplar St., running from 5th Avenue, north to the Townsend House. The plan and a cost estimate should be made public in June. This exciting project will showcase three historic homes and provide a relaxing and beautiful place to experience some old fashion charm in the middle of downtown Murray.

City Council District #1

Paul Pickett


Council District 2

Pam Cotter


Council District 3

Rosalba Dominguez


Council District 4

Diane Turner


City Council District #5

Adam Hock


Executive Director

Jennifer Kennedy Office: 801-264-2622

Telephone Agenda Information 801-264-2525

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