Sandy City Newsletter | June 2024

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Hello Sandy Friends,

June brings some exciting news for Sandy City. In fact, you may have seen it on the local news and you’ll certainly be seeing it soon as you drive along I-15. Construction is now underway on our new re department headquarters, Fire Station 31. We broke ground April 23rd under beautiful blue skies on the site just west of the soccer stadium that will transform over the next year. We will all witness Sandy City rising as the new re station emerges. is is de nitely an exciting time to live in Sandy and celebrate what the future holds.

Farmers Market

Here’s more great news for Sandy residents. If you’re like me (challenged in the garden), you’ll be happy to hear about the launch of the new Sandy City Farmers Market! at means the freshest fruits and vegetables will be delivered directly from Utah gardens right to the heart of our city. It makes my mouth water to think of sweet peaches, juicy tomatoes, crisp green lettuce and cucumbers, and all the wonderful produce that our local farmers grow. e Sandy City Farmers’ Market will run every Saturday, June 15th through the October 19th, from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm at the Amphitheater Park.

Movies in the Park

With summer’s longer days and warm nights, we get the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful outdoors at events like food truck nights every Monday at the Sandy Amphitheatre Park,

free shing day on June 8, and a family favorite– Movies in the Park. Be sure and mark your calendar for June 14th when Barbie appears on the big screen at America First Field! It’s always a thrill to watch a hit movie on the soccer eld. I can’t wait to see a eld of pink!

Budget Update

June is also a signi cant time as the city nalizes our budget for the upcoming year. is year I presented a budget to the council that keeps our service levels high and property taxes low. I am committed to nding the most e cient ways to apply city revenues that ensure public safety, economic growth, and civic pride. Sandy has one of the lowest property tax rates in the valley. Responsible scal management has earned our city a AAA bond rating while saving Sandy residents hundreds of thousands of dollars each year. We will continue investing in new law enforcement and re vehicles to replace the aging public safety eet and give our city employees a modest cost of living adjustment as we work to retain our excellent team.

As we are all aware from managing our household nances, there are market factors over which we have little or no control. We see it in the cost of supplies for home improvements, at the gas pump, and at the grocery store. Our city departments must also deal with increasing costs while maintaining e ectiveness and e ciency. Because of the increasing costs of running our popular spring and fall curbside bulk waste program, I’m recommending a new funding method. In keeping with my commitment to transparency, I am proposing the creation of its own funding source with a speci c bulk waste collection

fee instead of subsidizing the program from our general fund. is will cost homeowners $5.65 per month and is the most transparent way to help residents know exactly what they are paying for.

Alta Canyon Sports Center

I am also proposing an additional $100 thousand onetime subsidy for operational costs at Alta Canyon Sports Center. is is a beloved center where families have spent generations enjoying the view of the mountains from the beautiful outdoor pool. e facility is now 40-years old and, because of its age, improvements and maintenance are vital to keep it operational. We will also reallocate more than $8 million from capital projects to refurbish the pool area and, in a phased approach, redesign and build a new modern facility to include a large gymnasium. Our goal is to complete the rst phase in 2026. I am a strong supporter of recreational facilities and programs that promote wellness in our city.

We can all be excited about the many positive improvements coming to our city over the next year. I also looking forward to seeing you out and about at Food Truck Night, concerts at the Sandy City Amphitheater, the Sandy City Farmers Market, and our many other fun city events. Let’s celebrate Sandy together!

Yours in Service,

P A G E 1 ISSUE #115 JUNE – JULY 2024 IN THIS ISSUE: Z News 1 Mama Mia! 2 Movies in the Park: Barbie ................. 2 Business Highlight: Athena Beansl 2 New Near You 2 Crosswalk Safety 2 May HR Job Corner 2 Passport Services .............................. 3 Sandy City Budget 3 Plein Air Art Competitions 3 Sandy Amphitheater 3 Alta Canyon Sports Center ................. 4 River Oaks Golf Course 4 Citizen Surveys 4 Parks & Recreation 5 Firework Safety with Sandy Fire 6 Waterwise Ideas 7 Calendar of Events 7
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Photo contest winner: Robert Scarborough Movies in the Park, America First Field, 2023 Alta Canyon Sports Center
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Fire Station 31 Groundbreaking, April 23, 2024

Sandy Business Highlight: Athena Beans

111 West 9000 South

Athena Beans is more than just a co ee house. ey have local art for sale and event space for corporate, private, and community events like open mic night on Mondays. When you enjoy their co ee and fresh food, you will be greeted with soft music, an inviting atmosphere and comfortable tables and nooks. eir co ee menu is based o Greek Mythology and the drinks are catered towards the gods they are named after. Don’t forget to get a loyalty punch card started; you’ll de nitely be back for more!

Check out the menu and events calendar, visit:

Crosswalk Safety with Sandy Police Department

As we enter the warmer months, pedestrian tra c in Sandy City sees a notable increase, particularly with the many events held throughout the city. RSL and Royals games take place almost every week, and the concert season at the Sandy Amphitheater is already underway. In light of this, crosswalk safety becomes paramount for both pedestrians and drivers.

Pedestrians should always use designated crosswalks, follow tra c signals, and establish eye contact with drivers before crossing. Drivers, in turn, should stay alert, yield to pedestrians, and adhere to speed limits, particularly near crosswalks. Additionally, enhancing infrastructure with well-marked crossings and pedestrian islands can signi cantly improve safety.

Police enforcement of crosswalk safety plays a critical role in promoting pedestrian wellbeing and adherence to tra c regulations. is enforcement helps prevent violations such as failing to yield to pedestrians, speeding in pedestrian zones, and distracted driving. rough issuing citations and raising awareness, law enforcement helps reduce accidents and injuries and ensures everyone respects crosswalks.

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MAY HR JOB CORNER ALL AVAILABLE OPENINGS: August 2 - 17 tickets: Best of State Community Arts & Theater Part-Time, Non-Benefitted/Seasonal • Crossing Guard • Various Alta Canyon Positions • Parks Maintenance Worker Full Time, Benefitted • Drainage Maintenance Laborer Part-Time, Benefitted • Police Quartermaster • Crime Victim Advocate

Prepare for Your Summer Travels with Our Passport Services

As the summer travel season approaches, it's the perfect time to ensure your passport is up to date. Adult passports are valid for 10 years, while minor (under 16) passports are valid for ve years. If your passport needs renewal or you need a new one, let us assist you!

Our new Passport O ce o ers a one-stop shop for all your passport needs:

• Passport Photos: Take care of your passport photo during your appointment.

• Convenient Payment Options: We accept cash and have an ATM onsite, making it easy to purchase a money order for your passport fees.

• Processing Times: Routine service takes 6-8 weeks*, while expedited service (an additional $60) takes 2-3 weeks.

Visit Our O ce:

• Location: 10000 S. Centennial Parkway, Suite 321, Sandy, UT 84070

• Contact: 801-568-7135

To schedule an appointment or learn more, visit:

Don't wait until the last minute—get your passport ready for your summer adventures now!

*Processing times begin the day the U.S. Department of State receives your application at a passport agency or center, not the day you apply or mail your application. Visit for more information on processing times.


May 31-June 1: Plein Air Paint Out 2 day painting competition, spotlighting modern day Sandy. Open to professional and amateur artists.

June 29: Plein Air Quick Draw Live painting competition in Sego Lily Gardens from 9:30-11am. Open to all ages 5 and older.




June 17: Utah Symphony (FREE!)

June 20: Old Crow Medicine Show

June 29: The Magic of Queen

July 10: Nickel Creek & Andrew Bird

July 11: Direct From Sweden - The Music of ABBA

July 24: The Decemberists

July 25: Norah Jones

August 1: Air Supply

August 3: Demetri Martin

August 9: Koe Wetzel

August 10: Hotel California - A Salute to The Eagles AND MORE!

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*Hours are

due to Special Events and Holidays. Please check the website for most up to date pool hours.


e ACES swim team is designed to give swimmers an opportunity to compete at all skill levels. From beginning swim events to advanced, ACES o ers something for every level. Added bene ts of joining a swim team are improved swim techniques, increased endurance, increased strength, teamwork, goal setting, mental toughness, and overall building of selfcon dence. Visit our website to register.


is course is aimed at teaching basic water safety skills, rst aid, CPR, and rescue techniques. Junior Guard is hands-on training, classroom instruction, and includes opportunities for practical experience under the supervision of certi ed lifeguards or instructors. Session 1 June 18-27; Session 2 July 1-12



Registration June 13- Session 2 June 18-27

Registration June 27- Session 3 July 1-12

Learn to Swim classes o er a wide range of water safety topics, swim instruction, and fun games and activities to make learning fun. Registration begins at 7 p.m. Visit our website for a full list of times and levels.


Session 2 June 18-27 • Session 3 July 1-12

9:15 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.

Laugh, Play, Learn! Perfect summer camp for little ones! Two-week theme sessions include activities, arts, and crafts and 30-minute swim lesson.


June 10-14; June 9-12; July 1-4

Snapology's themed programs are designed to promote creative play, teamwork, and social skills. Students are engaged in a variety of popular media and character theme-focused activities, like superheroes and tv shows, while using engineering principles and developing creativity, communication, and collaboration skills.

River Oaks Golf Course

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


Schedule your Golf Tournament at River Oaks. Great for your Company Party, Family Reunion, Fundraisers, or just a get-together for family & friends. For prices and information call: (801)568-4653


Come down to our North Driving Range for a custom club tting session. We have demo and tting clubs from every manufacturer, including Ping, Titleist, TaylorMade, Mizuno, Cobra and more. Our club tting and teaching professional Ryan Holt will analyze your golf swing and using the latest technology, custom t you for a set of golf clubs. Club tting sessions take about 30 to 45 minutes and are free if you purchase the golf clubs from River Oaks.


River Oaks Golf Course also has the best selection and prices of golf merchandise in the state of Utah. Shirts, shoes, hats, accessories, and more are all available in our Pro Shop. Come to the Pro Shop and see our huge selection of golf products. Many things are as much as 50% o and we will match or beat any of our competitors’ prices. Come down and play golf, eat lunch, and browse our Pro Shop. We look forward to seeing you!

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9565 S. Highland Drive, Sandy, Utah 84092
Monday-Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Lap Swim Long Course 50 M 6 - 7:30 a.m. 6 - 7:30 a.m. 7 - 9 a.m. NA Lap Swim Short Course 25 yd 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. 12 - 4 p.m. Open Plunge 12 - 4 p.m. 6 - 8 p.m. 12 - 8 p.m.* 12 - 8 p.m. 12 - 4 p.m.
subject to change
Follow us on social media for updates & register for any of the programs mentioned above by visiting


JUNE HAPPENINGS (Visit our website for costs and more details)

Spock’s Skate Camp - Learn the fundamentals of skateboarding. This four-day camp is only $85 and for kids 6–14 years old, on Fridays, May 31, June 7, 14, & 21. Register at Spock's Camps. July and August Camps offered. Visit spocksskatecamp. com for more information.

Family Night at the Skate Park - Great fun for the whole family. Family Night is a great opportunity for families to enjoy the skate park. Monday, June 10. Time: 6-8 p.m. at Lone Peak Park-10140 S. 700 E. These events are FREE to the public. Children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Barry Hecker’s Basketball Camp - The camp is for girls & boys grades 4-9. Participants will be taught the basic fundamentals of foot work, passing, dribbling, and shooting. Campers will be separated by skill and age levels. Each participant receives a T-shirt! Visit our website to register.. Camp Location: Indian Hills Middle School, 1180 E. Sanders Rd.

Camp Dates: June 18, 19, 20.

Challenger Soccer Camps - Challenger Sports is the leading soccer camp company in North America and our International Soccer Camp is where we channel our energy and passion for the game into a fun yet developmental environment. Our industry experts have crafted an approach which uses methodologies from all around the world to truly reflect the global nature of the sport today. We use age-appropriate practices to help players develop at their own pace, learn brand new skills, and become an allround better player...while having an amazing time with our international coaching staff! Register at Challenger Soccer Camps. Camp Dates: June 10-14 or July 8-12. Ages: 3-14.

Utah Elite Soccer Camps - Have your young athlete trained by college soccer players this summer! Whether your child is just starting out, or looking to improve on existing skills, Utah Elite Soccer will help your child achieve their goals while having a blast, making friends, and learning life lessons. Register at Utah Elite Soccer.

Camp Dates: June 3-7, June 24-28, July 15-19, August 12-16. Ages: 4-12.

Skyhawks Multi-Sports Camp - Multi-Sport camps are designed to introduce young athletes to a variety of different sports in one setting. Athletes will learn the rules and essential skills of each sport, along with vital life lessons such as sportsmanship, inclusion, and teamwork. Register at Skyhawks Camps.

• Soccer, Flag Football, & Baseball Camp Dates: June 3-7. Ages: 6-12.

• Capture the Flag, Dodgeball, & Ultimate Frisbee Camp Dates: June 24-28 or July 15-19. Ages: 6-12.

Skyhawks Baseball Camp - Learn the fundamentals of fielding, catching, throwing, hitting and base running - all in a fun, positive environment. Specifically designed for

beginning and intermediate players, this program teaches athletes new baseball skills along with vital life lessons such as respect, teamwork, and sportsmanship. Register at Skyhawks Camps.

Camp Dates: June 10-14. Ages: 6-12.

Skyhawks Track & Field Camp - The fundamentals of body positioning, stride, proper stretching, and cool-down techniques are taught. Track and field events include javelin, discus, shot put, hurdles, long jump, triple jump and various running and relay events (activities may vary by area). Participants also learn positive life skills such as teamwork and sportsmanship. Register at Skyhawks Camps.

Camp Dates: June 17-21. Ages: 6-12.

Skyhawks Basketball Camp - This fun, skill-intensive program is designed for beginning to intermediate players. Using our progression-based curriculum, we focus on the whole player - teaching sportsmanship and teamwork. Boys and girls will learn the fundamentals of passing, shooting, ball handling, rebounding and defense through skill-based instruction and small-sided scrimmages. Register at Skyhawks Camps.

Camp Dates: July 1-3 or July 22-26. Ages: 6-12.


Outdoor Adventure Club is made for kids ages 5-9 to get outside and have fun. Sessions will include crafts, games, and adventures such as painting, nature journals, plant/animal identification, yard games, scavenger hunts, etc. Sessions are 2 hours long, once a week, for three weeks. Each week will have a new theme with new activities. Sessions will be held at either Hidden Valley Park or Falcon Park. Limited number of participants at each site. Sign up early.

Registration Deadline: Week of Session or until full

Session 1 Dates: July 8, 15, 22 Session 3 Dates: July 10, 17, 31 Session 2 Dates: July 9, 16, 23 Session 4 Dates: July 11, 18, 25


Thursday, July 4

Location: South of City Hall on Centennial Blvd. (10200 South) Race Time Cost until July 3 (7 a.m.) Cost (July 3–4) 5K 7 a.m. $30/individual $40/individual $25/family member* $35/family member*

Online Registration Deadline: July 3 at 7 a.m.

*Immediate family with three or more members in the same household.


Spikeball is a fun for any age or fitness level sport! It combines the teamwork of volleyball, the hand-eye coordination of four square, and the physicality of a cardio workout. The two-on-two game is played with a small rubber ball and an elastic net stretched tight over a plastic rim. Come test your skills at the annual Sandy July 4th Spikeball Tournament.

Day: Thursday, July 4

Time: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Location: City Promenade - 10000 S. Centennial Parkway

Divisions: Recreational & Competitive Ages: 12 & Up Register: (Must register together)


Youth Soccer – June 1 Fall Adult Softball – July 1 Flag Football – June 1 Fall Hiking – July 25

Baseball, T-Ball & Coach Pitch – June 1 Fall Pickleball – July 25


For more info visit

Thank you for choosing Sandy City Parks & Recreation

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

Firework Safety with Sandy Fire

As we eagerly approach the festive seasons ahead, lled with joyous celebrations and dazzling displays, it's crucial to prioritize the safety and well-being of our community. With this in mind, Sandy City is dedicated to ensuring that our holiday festivities are not only enjoyable but also safe for all.


Fireworks can bring excitement and wonder to any occasion, but they also pose potential hazards if not handled responsibly. Sandy City encourages residents to adhere to legal regulations and exercise caution when using reworks. By being mindful of our surroundings and considering the impact on our neighbors, we can ensure a harmonious celebration for everyone.


Familiarize yourself with Sandy and Utah laws regarding the use of reworks. Prohibited areas are designated to safeguard against potential risks, and adherence to approved days and times for reworks usage is essential. By staying informed, we can contribute to the safety of our community and prevent unnecessary accidents.


Sandy City is not immune to the threat of wild res, especially during dry summer months and extreme drought conditions. Based on historical re data and re code restrictions, the Sandy Fire Marshal has identi ed areas at a higher risk of potential re, and we urge residents

to exercise extreme caution when using reworks, especially in these areas. e Sandy City Council has implemented re restriction zones to protect vulnerable areas, and your cooperation is vital in minimizing the risk of res spreading.


If you witness or experience a re or suspect illegal reworks usage, please don't hesitate to contact emergency services immediately by dialing 911. For reporting illegal rework use speci cally, you can reach dispatch at (801) 799-3000. Your prompt action could prevent a potential disaster and help keep our community safe.


For any questions or concerns regarding reworks safety or regulations, please feel free to contact our administration at (801) 568-2930 or visit

We're here to provide guidance and support to ensure a safe and enjoyable holiday season for all residents.

Sandy City extends its gratitude to all residents for their cooperation and commitment to safety. By working together, we can create memorable holiday experiences while safeguarding the well-being of our community.

Let's celebrate responsibly; bring your friends and family to see the amazing rework show at the next 4th of July event and make this fun summer season a time of joy, unity and safety for everyone in Sandy City..

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Waterwise Ideas

Are you interested in using water wisely? We have a variety of resources to help you. Check out these tools:

The Weekly Lawn Watering Guide: The Utah Division of Water Resources has created a map to show irrigation recommendations based on weather patterns and evapotranspiration rates. The guide takes extensive data and simplifies it into how many days per week to water based on conditions in your county. To view this map, go to https://conservewater. Please explore the Division's Outdoor Watering Guide for more complete information on sprinkler run times and maintenance.

WaterSmart: WaterSmart provides detailed information about your household water use. You can reach the portal on your mobile device or web browser at To register for this free service, enter your billing account number and email address. You can then access all your utility data as soon as it becomes available each billing period, see how your water use compares to similar-sized homes in your neighborhood, catch leaks, and get access to customized recommendations on saving water and money.

Waterwise Rebates: Whether you’re seeking to save water, reduce maintenance, or change up your landscape, we’re here to help! Sandy residents are eligible for waterwise landscape rebates. Eligible projects may receive up to $3 per square foot of turf replaced with waterwise landscaping. Before you pick up the shovel, head to to learn about project requirements and fill out an application. We’ll be in touch with you as soon as possible! Once your application is approved, you may
















begin your project. You can also apply for other waterwise rebates, such as a smart irrigation controller and toilet replacement.

Professional Water Check: Sign up for a free Water Check that analyzes the efficiency of your automated sprinkler irrigation system. Trained evaluators will perform the Water Check at your home, business, or institution and will provide you with a customized irrigation schedule. Soil type, grass root depth, sprinkler distribution uniformity, and water pressure will also be evaluated. The entire process will take approximately 1 to 1.5 hours, and you do not have to be present. Water checks are available during the summer months (May-August). To schedule an appointment: https://

Thirsty for more?

• Come learn with us! We’ll be hosting free “Love Your Landscape” classes throughout the season. Check our schedule and register today!

• Come to the Sego Lily Spring Fair! June 1st, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. to visit with local experts about water conservation and a Butterfly Release.

• We have tons of information on our Public Utilities website. Here are a few pages you might find helpful in your endeavor to use water wisely:


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1 Sego Lily Spring Fair 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Sego Lily Gardens
3 - 21 Youth Showcase (registration required, opens May 1) The Theater at Mount Jordan
4 City Council Meeting 5:15 p.m. Council Chambers
5 First Aid, CPR and AED Class (registration required) 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Station 31: 9010 S 150 E
6 Babysitting Academy (registration required) 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Station 31: 9010 S 150 E
6 Planning Commission 6:15 p.m. Council Chambers
11-13 Jr. First Responder Academy (registration required) 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Station 31, Sandy City Police Station, Wildflower Park
11 City Council Meeting 5:15 p.m. Council Chambers
14 Movies in the Park- Barbie 6:30 p.m. America First Field June 15 Farmers' Market begins 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Sandy Amphitheater Park
17 Utah Symphony | FREE! 8 p.m. Sandy Amphitheater
18 City Council Meeting 5:15 p.m. Council Chambers
19 BeReadySandy Meeting 7 p.m. Council Chambers
20 Planning Commission 6:15 p.m. Council Chambers
20 Plant Identification Basics 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Sego Lily Gardens
20 Old Crow Medicine Show 7 p.m. Sandy Amphitheater
21 Youth Showcase Performance | FREE! 7 p.m. The Theater at Mount Jordan
25 City Council Meeting 5:15 p.m. Council Chambers
25 Pollinator Power 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Sandy Library
25 First Aid, CPR and AED Class (registration required) 6 - 10 p.m. Station 31: 9010 S 150 E
29 The Magic of Queen 7pm Sandy Amphitheater June 29 Plein Air Quick Draw Competition 9-11 a.m. Sego Lily Gardens
6 American West Symphony & Chorus Pops Concerts | FREE! Sandy Amphitheater
10 First Aid, CPR and AED Class (registration required) 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Station 31: 9010 S 150 E
10 Nickel Creek & Andrew Bird 6pm Sandy Amphitheater
11 Plant & Insect Interactions 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Sego Lily Gardens
11 Direct From Sweden: The Music of ABBA 7:30 p.m. Sandy Amphitheater
11 Babysitting Academy (registration required) 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Station 31: 9010 S 150 E
16 First Aid, CPR and AED Class (registration required) 6 - 10 p.m. Station 31: 9010 S 150 E
17 BeReadySandy Meeting 7 p.m. Council Chambers
18 Planning Commission 6:15 p.m. Council Chambers
24 The Decemberists 7 p.m. Sandy Amphitheater
25 Desert Plants 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Sego Lily Gardens
25 Norah Jones 7 p.m. Sandy Amphitheater
30 Nature Journaling 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Sandy Library

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