Sandy City Newsletter | April 2024

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Hello Sandy Friends,

Have you ever seen the Bradford pear trees in bloom each springtime at city hall? It’s a magni cent site! In fact, when I look out my o ce windows, it reminds me of the children’s tune about popcorn popping on the apricot tree. ere are armfuls of blossoms around us. It’s just one thing I love about springtime in Sandy.

Earth Day Celebration

Spring brings rejuvenation and new life which makes it a perfect time to celebrate Earth Day. is year in conjunction with Earth Day, we’ll mark the o cial opening of a spot near and dear to my heart in Dimple Dell Park.

e Wrangler Trailhead just south of Smith's on 1300 East has been closed for many months for major renovations. On April 27th at 8:30 am Salt Lake County Parks will host a ribbon cutting to o cially open the new picnic area, improved parking lot, and new year-round restrooms. e Dimple Dell Preservation Community launches its Earth Day celebrations and park cleanup with a scavenger hunt for people to learn about unique features of the park, and there will be volunteer opportunities for invasive weed cleanup, and tree planting. Mark your calendar. “Many hands make light work,” my mother always said. Both Earth Day and Sandy’s Beauti cation Day on May 18th are two fun ways to make a di erence. Volunteer groups are selecting their assignments for Sandy Beauti cation Day now. Learn more here:

Bulk Waste Collection

Spring curbside bulk waste collection is underway in Sandy. Twice a year, residents can remove the debris from

their yards and homes, place it streetside, and have it removed by our public works team. is is a service that very few other Utah communities o er and a convenience that we’d like to continue long-term. is is the most popular and valued city service according to every resident surveyed. I’m proud that my administration has ensured it will continue with establishing new rules and enforcement protocols. It’s imperative to make sure you follow the guidelines. Keep your debris in piles no longer than 20 feet, 6 feet wide, and 4 feet tall and keep them at least two feet away from the gutter. is keeps the piles manageable and keeps contaminants out of our storm drain system, thereby keeping the water clean. Gone are the days of “anything goes” and sky-high piles. Don’t get stuck. Know the rules in advance.

Sandy Water

is time last spring, we were heavily focused on the mountains and stream beds with the potential risk of ooding from spring runo after a record snowfall. is year we are watching snow melt closely, but there is another big water related issue that we face.

e majority of our water in Sandy comes from Little Cottonwood Canyon. It is puri ed and piped through an extensive infrastructure of water lines through our neighborhoods. We must keep that water infrastructure healthy and well-maintained to extend its life. at requires ongoing, incremental investments in pipe upgrades.

Just over two months ago, we saw the problem that can result when a water line breaks. A 25-foot sinkhole swallowed a resident’s front yard and a part of a city sidewalk while water and mud poured into a neighboring basement near Dimple Dell Rec Center. It was so big it made the news! A broken line can cause huge property damage and cut the water source to residents while those pipes are xed.

As a mature city, we are wise to fund ongoing replacements of old lines so we can prevent scenarios like this along with the increased costs to taxpayers. at’s why it’s necessary to keep our water rates on a scale that will cover infrastructure maintenance and replacement and not just water consumption. In May you will see a modest increase to your water rates of (an average of $4 a month)

to meet our responsible maintenance needs. Still, water rates in Sandy City are among the lowest in the Salt Lake Valley. Replacing the right pipes at the right time helps avoid massive costs down the road.

Proposed Budget

I am about to present my proposed budget for the upcoming scal year. My commitment to you is to keep services high and taxes low. As you may be aware, property taxes in Sandy, like water rates, are among the lowest of all municipalities in the Salt Lake Valley. I will not seek a property tax increase and we will govern within our means is year we will explore new funding sources for city services. I am also working closely with my team to determine a workable plan for Alta Canyon Sports Center to provide recreational opportunities that you, our residents, want. We are also nalizing our city’s long-term master plan which will be the culmination of open houses and information gathering with residents for more than a year. e master plan will properly manage growth, nd new opportunities for housing at all levels, and enhance economic development in Sandy. Another way we can all make sure we keep services high and taxes low is by shopping at Sandy businesses, keeping our sales tax revenues local. As I mentioned last month in this newsletter, each dollar you spend at a Sandy business for a soda or a gallon of gas means a portion of it will go to fund public safety or road repairs. Remember #SandyBusinessFirst.

As each tulip reaches to the sun and every blossom opens on our trees, let’s embrace rejuvenation and new beginnings. I encourage everyone to participate in the seasonal programs our city o ers and join the discussions about our budget process, city development, and Sandy’s long-term plan. We’re working together for a vibrant community, one that will grow and develop as a healthy, eclectic urban center for generations to come. Let’s all “spring” into community participation!

Yours in Service, Mayor Monica Zoltanski

P A G E 1 ISSUE #113 APRIL – MAY 2024 IN THIS ISSUE: Z News 1 Sandy City Council Corner 2 April HR Job Corner 2 Highlight: Tribal West Lacrosse 2 Sandy Amphitheater 2024 Season 2 2024 Statewide Utah ShakeOut 3 What Causes a Pothole 3 New Near You 3 Spring Bulk Waste Program 3 Floodwater Vehicle Safety 3 Alta Canyon Sports Center 4 River Oaks Golf Course 4 Parks & Recreation 5 Youth Suicide Prevention. 5 Understanding Your Water Bill 6 Waterwise Landscaping Rebates 6 Conservation Quarterly 6 Tips for Greener Spring Cleaning 6 Survey: How is Life in Sandy? 7 Calendar of Events 7
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Tribal West Lacrosse opened in 2002 when the owner realized there wasn’t a local source for quality lacrosse equipment. Now in its 22nd year of operation, it is playerowned and operated, o ering a wide range of services including gear sales, stick stringing, and gear rental. e store's popular services and commitment to fostering the lacrosse community have made it a hub for players and enthusiasts alike, with its renowned "Great Ball Machine" attracting visitors from far and wide. For more information, visit:

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APRIL HR JOB CORNER ALL AVAILABLE OPENINGS: Part-Time, Non-Benefitted/Seasonal • Crossing Guard • Various Alta Canyon Positions • Parks Maintenance Worker Full Time, Benefitted • Drainage Maintenance Worker I Part-Time, Benefitted • Family Crimes Unit Domestic Violence erapist SANDY AMPHITHEATER 2024 SEASON Follow @sandy.amphitheater on Facebook & Instagram for show announcements and updates! TickETS & MORE: SANDYAMP.cOM
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The 2024 Statewide Utah ShakeOut

e 2024 statewide Utah ShakeOut is on April 18, 2024, when Utahns will participate in earthquake drills at work, school, or home, practicing earthquake safety and other aspects of their emergency plans.

In most situations, if you feel shaking or get an earthquake alert, immediately:

DROP where you are, onto your hands and knees. is position protects you from being knocked down and reduces your chances of being hit by falling or ying objects.

COVER your head and neck with one arm and hand.

• If a sturdy table or desk is nearby, crawl underneath for shelter.

• If no shelter is nearby, crawl next to an interior wall.

• Stay on your knees; bend over to protect vital organs.

HOLD ON until the shaking stops.

• Under shelter: hold on to it with one hand; be ready to move with your shelter if it shifts.

• No shelter: hold on to your head and neck with both arms and hands.

What NOT to do:

DO NOT get in a doorway! An early earthquake photo is a collapsed adobe home with the door frame as the only standing part. From this came our belief that a doorway is the safest place to be during an earthquake. In modern houses and buildings, doorways are not safer, and they do not protect you from ying or falling objects. Get under a table instead!

DO NOT run outside! Trying to run in an earthquake is dangerous, as the ground is moving and you can easily fall or be injured by debris or glass. Running outside is especially dangerous, as glass, bricks, or other building components may be falling. You are much safer to stay inside and get under a table.

Source and for more information:

What Causes a Pothole?

is winter has been very hard on our roads. As you drive around, there seems to be potholes developing on every street. is begs the question, what causes a pothole? Potholes are created when the top layer of pavement and the material beneath – called the base or sub-base – cannot support the weight of the tra c. Two factors are always present in such a failure: TRAFFIC and WATER.

e development of a pothole includes:

1. Snowmelt or rain seeps through cracks in the pavement and into the sub-base; if the moisture cannot adequately drain away from the sub-base and soil underneath, it becomes saturated and soft.

2. Trapped moisture is subjected to repeated freeze/thaw cycles – and with each occurrence, the expanding ice lifts and cracks the pavement more. e passing tra c weakens the pavement, cracking it further.

3. As temperatures rise and the ice melts, a void is left under the pavement. is void collects more water, and during the next freeze, the void will enlarge.

4. Vehicles driving over the weakened pavement pound it until the surface breaks and collapses into the void below, thus creating a pothole.

If you see a pothole, please contact the Public Works Department at (801)568-2999 or send an email to You can also quickly report it with your Sandy City CityServe app. If you haven’t set up your account, download the app and stay connected to Sandy City.

• Spring Bulk Waste started on March 11 and will be completed by June 6.

• Please don't put your waste out until 72-hours prior to your scheduled collection date.

• e pile size is limited to 20 ft. x 6 ft x 4 ft. Only one pile per house.

• Piles should be 2 ft. out from edge of gutter and 3 ft. away from any storm drain. Please do not block driveways.

• Go to for complete list of accepted items you can and cannot place in your bulk waste pile.

**REMEMBER** Keep your bulk waste out of the gutter!

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Spring Bulk Waste Program – Items

9565 S. Highland Drive, Sandy, Utah 84092


We're looking for enthusiastic individuals to join our team and help us provide exciting and engaging activities for our patrons. We're looking for lifeguards, youth camp counselors, snack bar attendants, and so much more. Apply online today or scan QR code to view all available jobs.


Certi cation Classes

Begin April 22

Our comprehensive lifeguard training program is designed to equip individuals with the necessary skills and knowledge to become certi ed lifeguards or instructors. Join one of our classes and start making a di erence in your community right away.

Registration is open, just scan the Activity Registration QR code below or visit our website for dates and times.

WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR (Swim Lesson Instructor)

Certi cation Classes

Begin April 22

If you're passionate about swimming and helping others learn this essential life skill, then join this class. Together, we can empower individuals to become con dent and pro cient swimmers, ensuring a safer and more enjoyable experience in and around the water.

Registration is open, just scan the Activity Registration QR code below or visit our website for dates and times.


Our little explorers embark on exciting adventures, make new friends, and discover the wonders of the world around them. Our camp is designed speci cally for preschool-aged children, providing a safe, nurturing environment lled with fun activities and enriching experiences. Registration is open, just scan the Activity Registration QR code below or visit our website for dates and times.


Starting on April 1, all pavilions, sand volleyball pits, and pool parties are open and available to reserve. Our sand volleyball and outdoor pavilion is the perfect place to host a BBQ and get your game faces on. We invite all church groups, club teams and volleyball enthusiasts to reserve our sand volleyball pit for your next gathering and make memories for a lifetime.


Welcome to our Social Tennis League, where players of all skill levels come together to enjoy friendly competition, improve their game, and connect with fellow tennis players. Leagues for Women, Men and Co-ed will be hosted all summer long.

Registration is open! Scan the Activity Registration QR code below or visit our website for dates and times.

River Oaks Golf Course

9300 S. Riverside Drive, Sandy, Utah (801) 568-4653


Programs are taught by PGA Professionals, Todd Tanner & Stacey Jones.

Our one hour and two hour programs are held once a week. Each class has a 5:1 student to instructor ratio. Students are placed in a class based on their age and skill level.

Each program includes short game practice, range balls, in-depth instruction, video analysis and on-course playing time. For more information, call (801) 980-0162.

Listed below are our 9-week Spring programs.

Ages: 4–18 years

Level: Beginner –Intermediate –Advanced

Times: 3–7 p.m. Time slots



All Ladies and Co-Ed Leagues will play on Mondays. Players may play any time of the day. Players must play with someone else in the league to verify their score.

Start Date: Monday, Apr. 1 – Oct. 28.

League Members can book tee times 8 days in advance.

Fees: $40 Annual Fee ($80 for Co-Ed)

Weekly Cost: $5 per person on top of the applicable green and cart fees. For more info & to sign-up, visit:


e vision of the Men’s Association is to provide a golf environment of friendly competition and enjoyment.

Start Date: Tuesday, March 1

Association Fees: $45

Green Fees 9-hole: $18 walking $28 to ride

Weekly event fee: $5

Skins: $5 Skins, Deuces $5 (winnings all paid in shop credit)

Hole in one: $5 due at registration (optional) Must be paid with cash only

To sign up visit:

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Boys Baseball 3-6

Girls Softball 3-6

$60 April 7

$55-$60 April 7

Coed T-ball/Coach Pitch Pre-K - 2 $40 April 7

2024 5K RACES

We o er a family discount to immediate family members with three or more people registering from the same household. We also o er a group discount for those representing a business, organization, etc. To be eligible for a group discount there must be a minimum of ve (5) participants. ese discounts are available online. When registering online you must register at the same time in the same transaction to receive the discount.

Fiesta 5k Saturday, May 4 Falcon Park

4th of July 5K ursday, July 4 Sandy Promenade

Midnight Moon 5K Saturday, Sep. 20 Alta Canyon Sports Center

Turkey Trot 5K Saturday, Nov. 9 Lone Peak Park


e class is designed to help participants learn the basics of shing. e class consists of ve sessions.

Ages: 7 to 13 (children over 12 must have a shing license)

Dates: May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Day: Wednesday

Time: 6-7:30 p.m.

Cost: $20 (resident) $30 (non-resident)

Fishing Pole can be purchased for an additional $20.

Location: Grandpa’s Pond-900 W. Shields Lane (10000 S.)


Pick-Up Basketball will take place once per week on Wednesday nights. It will be a fun, casual evening to play some pick-up basketball. Some experience preferred, but not required. Games will be self-refereed. No dunking allowed. Sign up for the full month or by day if you cannot attend all four weeks. Registration will be capped at 15 individuals per night, no exceptions. Must be 18+ and registered to play.

Dates: April 3, 10, 17, 24

Day: Wednesday

Time: 6-8 p.m.

Cost: $15 a month or $5 per day

Location: Sandy Parks & Recreation - 440 E. 8680 S.

Online registration available for all programs at:

For more information:

ank You for choosing Sandy Parks and Recreation!

Youth Suicide Prevention: Talking About Suicide Is Okay

One of the biggest myths about suicide is that talking about suicide may give someone the idea to commit suicide. is is false. In fact, talking about suicide allows an individual to feel comfortable talking about it. So, let’s talk about youth and how the community can help prevent suicide.

Understanding warning signs and risk factors can increase one’s ability to recognize and support a youth who may be suicidal or having suicidal thoughts. Keep in mind these things when talking to youth about suicide:

1. Youth attempt suicide or commit suicide due to:

• Overwhelming thoughts of hopelessness.

• Trying to escape a situation from which they can’t deal.

• Feelings of rejection, guilt, anger, or sadness.

2. Youth/teens are often dealing with problems that may seem small/insigni cant to adults but are huge and very real to them.

3. Suicide is about ending pain for youth/teens.

Warning signs include three di erent areas: talk, behavior, and mood. Listen to what a youth is saying. ey could be talking about killing themselves, having no reason to live, feeling trapped, being a burden or feeling hopeless. Watch a youth’s behavior. Consider if a youth has started isolating themselves, withdrawing from activities they normally enjoy (for youth that could mean not spending time with friends, texting friends or being on social media regularly), a change in schoolwork/attendance, or acts of reckless behavior (that could include alcohol, drugs or risky behavior). Has there been a change in a youth’s mood? Watch to see if a youth has depression, anxiety, irritability, shame/humiliation, anger

outbursts or even a relief/sudden improvement of their mood. Risk factors can be viewed in three di erent areas as well: health factors, historical/other factors and environmental factors. Health factors will include current mental health conditions, serious physical health conditions including chronic pain or a change in health conditions/serious injury. Historical/ other factors would be situations where there have been previous suicide attempts, a family history of suicide or some type of abuse, neglect or trauma that occurred during childhood. ere are many environmental factors that may a ect a youth who is thinking about suicide. ose environmental factors can include, but are not limited to:

1. Prolonged stress (harassment, bullying, cyberbullying, relationship problems, sextortion, etc.)

2. Stressful life events (rejection, break-up, divorce of parents, death/loss of a loved one, etc.)

3. Exposure to another person’s suicide

4. Sensationalized accounts of suicide. is can include media accounts, social media accounts, movies, TV shows (13 Reasons Why), books, or even discussion among friends.

5. Having access to lethal means ( rearms, medication, drugs, etc.)

While some risk factors cannot be changed, there are some things that can lessen their impact. ese things can be put into place at any given time. One of the biggest things is what we’ve been talking about, communication. When youth know, they can talk to parents/guardians, friends and

family, they will feel more comfortable opening up about their stressors and feelings. School and community support can also help youth. Knowing they have community and school support can help them realize they are not alone and can have others to turn to. Helping youth learn coping skills, problem solving skills, con ict resolution and con dence in themselves will help them be more equipped to deal with challenges life brings.

If you suspect someone may be suicidal don’t be afraid to ask. Remember, talking about suicide is okay. Be yourself when talking to them and have empathy. Take the time to listen, be supportive and understanding. Don’t fear o ering hope without negating feelings. Take the person seriously. Finally, know your limitations on how you can help and assist them in locating professional help. You can go to https:// for more information and resources. Remind youth they can download the SafeUT App and talk to someone anonymously.

Start the conversation today and help a youth that may be struggling. If you or someone you know is suicidal or having suicidal ideations, please reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. e Sandy Police Department is also available for support and information. On August 6th, the Sandy Police Department is holding A Night Out Against Crime where there will be resources and information about suicide prevention as well as professionals to answer questions.

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Sandy Parks & Recreation - 440 E. 8680 S. Monday–Friday 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. (801) 568-2900


Try Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products – Whether you shop for eco-friendlier cleaners or give non-toxic homemade formulas a try, you will be doing your part for the health of the planet as well as your household. Recipes are abundant online. Tried-and-true options include vinegar in water as a window cleaner; plant-based dish soap and vinegar as a kitchen degreaser, and baking soda sprinkled on the carpet as a deodorizer.

Employ Rags and Reusable Cloths – Forego reams of paper towels to accomplish your cleaning tasks. Simply rip up old t-shirts or bed sheets to get the dirty jobs done. Rags can, of course, be washed for repeat use. Purchasing reusable cleaning cloths and mops with washable pads is also wise. Don’t hesitate to repurpose old toothbrushes to scrub cracks and crevices.

Hang Laundry Up to Dry – Sunshine is reported to be a natural sanitizer that destroys micro-organisms and thus squelches smell on fabrics. Additionally, line drying or investing in a drying rack saves energy. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, an average household can save about $100 annually by air-drying their clothes instead of using the laundry dryer.

Fix Drips and Leaks - Fix leaky faucets, dripping shower heads and toilets that run to reduce water use. Don’t run the dishwasher unless it’s full. And, if you like to clean your dishes before stacking them in the dishwasher for sanitizing, try presoaking the dishes rather than scrubbing them under running water.

Recycle Right – Do a spring refresh of the basic rules for the local curbside recycling program. Only recycle clean paper, cardboard, metal beverage and food cans and plastics that are shaped like bottles, jugs and jars. Glass is not accepted in curbside carts in Sandy City. For more info on how to recycle, visit RecycleRight.

Dispose Responsibly – It’s important to never dispose of medications, hazardous household waste or electronic in trash or recycling bins. These materials can be harmful to the environment.

• Household hazardous waste can be dropped off for no charge for Salt Lake County residents at two area landfills, namely Trans-Jordan Landfill and Salt Lake Valley Landfill. The latter accepts electronics. Visit Household-Hazardous for more information.

• Unwanted or expired prescription medications can be dropped off in Sandy City’s Drug Take-Back Box located in the main lobby at the Police Department, 10000 Centennial Parkway. For more information, visit Medication-Disposal.

Participate in Local Green Cleanup – Sandy City’s Spring Bulk Waste collection season runs through June 6. To find your bulk waste day, visit Bulk-Waste. There you’ll find details about what is accepted. Remember the per household total volume is limited to an area 2 feet from your curb measuring 20’ x 6’ and 4’ tall. Tree limbs must not exceed 4’ in length or 18” thick. SUSTAINABILITY


S andy C ity J ournal Page 18 | a P ril 2024 P A G E 7 ISSUE #113 APRIL – MAY 2024 Apr 4 Landscape Design Class 7 p.m. Multi-purpose Room April 4 Planning Commission 6:15 p.m. City Council Chambers Sandy City, Utah - Calendar ( Apr 17 BeReady Sandy 7 p.m. City Council Chambers Apr 18 Opening Day At Sego Lily Gardens 8 a.m. 1472 E Sego Lily Dr Apr 18 Babysitting Academy (registration required) 3:30 - 6:30 p.m. Station 31: 9010 S 150 E April 18 Planning Commission 6:15 p.m. City Council Chambers Sandy City, Utah - Calendar ( May 1 First Aid, CPR and AED Class (registration required) 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Station 31: 9010 S 150 E May 11 Wildland Community Outreach Day 9a.m. Hidden Valley Park May 15 BeReady Sandy 7 p.m. City Council Chambers May 18 Jazz in the Park | FREE Sandy Amphitheater May 19 Brothers Osborne 7pm Sandy Amphitheater May 21 First Aid, CPR and AED Class (registration required) 6 - 10 p.m. Station 31: 9010 S 150 E
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