Sandy City Newsletter | May 2024

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I hope you ‘ve all seen the State of the City that came out last month. It comes in two parts. 1) ere is the publication that can be a resource for every resident that I encourage you to keep in your home. I call it the city phone book. If you don’t have yours, come get one at the mayor’s o ce. We’ve printed extra copies. 2) Just as important as that publication is the State of the City address on video that sets forth the vision for our city’s growth and excellence and reports on the goals we’ve met over the last year.

Sharing this information with you is part of my commitment to transparency and ensuring every resident is educated on the important city services we provide. My sta and I spend a lot of time and energy on these resources, and I personally prepare this important information so you are up to date on all our city’s critical decisions and timelines. You’ll nd the link in the QR code below. When you see the message, please share it with your neighbors and business acquaintances.

is year, I happened to lm it on one of the coldest, wettest, and windiest days of the year. You could tell I was getting pummeled by the elements as we recorded it. Still, while standing on the ground where our new re station will soon be, watching our city ag wave in the wind at the nearby Colonial Flag, I recognized that Sandy shines bright even on the grayest days.

One Sandy Awards

Recently we celebrated our One Sandy awards honoring businesses and citizens who contribute so much to our community. Each one has a unique story to tell If you haven’t seen the videos, you’ll want to. I promise you’ll feel uplifted and inspired by every award winner’s unique and personal story. Do yourself a favor and click on each one. It’ll make you proud to be living among such gifted and caring neighbors. You can nd the videos at

Sandy City Budget

May brings beautiful weather, and the end of the school year is nearing. ere’s also a big date on the mayor’s calendar that I’ve got circled. May 6th is when I present the mayor’s tentative budget to the city council for approval. Let’s get right to the point and not “bury the lead” as they say in the news business. e budget does not include a property tax increase this year. e mayor’s budget keeps property taxes low and city services high. Some notable items in the budget this year involve the rising costs of in ation and decrease in the sales tax statewide. is will be is a lean budget year.

Bulk Waste Pickup

When I campaigned, I promised bulk waste pickup would continue and I’ve made that my top priority as mayor. With sales tax shrinking statewide and in ation costs hitting every city project, it’s a challenge to fund our services without a tax increase. My budget has done that. I want all our residents to understand the new rules, including how much it costs to manage and implement. We will devise a program that results in better compliance with a sensible nancing tool. By working together to comply with the rules, we can ensure the program continues well into the future.

May Events

As the temperatures warm, arm, we’re gearing up for Sandy’s Beauti cation Day on May 18th. Last year, our residents came out en masse to plant trees, clean headstones, pull weeds, paint park benches, and make our community spaces shine. Businesses, church groups, service organizations, and individuals

signed up for projects. If you’d like to participate, just visit the events page on our website,

Join me for the Memorial Day holiday on the 27th. We’ll honor and remember our fallen heroes and those who’ve served our country. I’ll be at Memorial Lake Hills Cemetery at 10055 S State Street participating in a special program for the holiday.

We began the month of May by honoring our mothers. I honor all women in our community who work with dedication and compassion every day to enrich our lives. Mothers guide, sacri ce, nurture, comfort, lead, and love and their in uence is felt not just in their own homes, but throughout our community.

It takes all of us to build what we have in Sandy. It requires a vision, leadership, and hard work. We bene t from the results of our e orts every day with safe, clean neighborhoods, quality schools, beautiful community spaces, and rich associations with one another. I value our associations and your engagement. Please tune into city council meetings during the months of May and June and contact me with your feedback. I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours in Service, Mayor Monica Zoltanski

P A G E 1 ISSUE #114 MAY – JUNE 2024 IN THIS ISSUE: Z News 1 Youth Showcase: This Is Me 2 Sandy Amphitheater 2024 Season 2 Youth Council 2 April HR Job Corner 2 Recreational & Commercial Vehicles 3 My County Rec Pass 3 Witness the Wonder 3 2024 Plein Air Art Competitions 3 Alice in Wonderland 3 Alta Canyon Sports Center 4 River Oaks Golf Course 4 Parks & Recreation 5 ELECTIONS 6 Highlight: Cafe El Barril 6 May is National Bike Month 6 Sandy City Farmers Market 6 Sandy Public Works: Quick Tips 7 Household Hazardous Waste 7 Calendar of Events 7
MAY – JUNE 2024
Photo contest winner: Fatima Nawabi


Sandy Youth Council

e Sandy Youth Council (SYC) is a group of motivated high school students from all around Sandy. e SYC focuses on educating our city's young leaders on municipal government and civic responsibility, while also providing opportunities for community engagement and service projects.

is year, the SYC is made up of 25 students from 10 high schools across the Salt Lake Valley. Together, the students have already completed over 300 service hours this year alone! e SYC volunteer at all of Sandy City’s biggest events— the 4th of July Parade, Trunk or Treat, Heritage Festival, Light up the Cairns, Sandy Beauti cation Day, and more.

Each month, the SYC meets to learn more about their local government. Di erent city departments provide tours, talk about their responsibilities, and engage the SYC members in how a city operates day-to-day. In the past two years of the program, the students have toured the Public Works and Public Utilities buildings, practiced administering CPR and torniquets with our Fire Department, learned about high school employment opportunities with the Parks and Rec team, practiced providing public comment at City Council meetings, and so much more! Plus, our SYC attends the yearly Youth Council Day at our State Capitol to meet with other Youth Councils from across the state and have lunch with local and state o cials!

e SYC is a great opportunity for students to connect with their local elected o cials, give back to their community, engage with their peers, and have fun! Applications for the 2024-25 program year are now open. Eligible high school students, grades 10-12, who are a resident of Sandy are encouraged to apply!

Learn more and apply now at

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MAY HR JOB CORNER ALL AVAILABLE OPENINGS: Part-Time, Non-Benefitted/Seasonal • Crossing Guard • Various Alta Canyon Positions • Parks Maintenance Worker Part-Time, Benefitted • Family Crimes Unit Domestic Violence erapist THIS IS ME
Sandy Arts Guild presents A musical theater summer camp for youth 1st - 12th grade. Registration opens May 1 - spots fill quickly! June 3 - 21 The Theater at Mount Jordan June 21: Free performance open to the public More info & registration at SANDY AMPHITHEATER 2024 SEASON COMING UP: May 18: Jazz in the Park (FREE!) May 19: Brothers Osborne 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 AND MORE! TiCkETS & MORE: SANDYAMP.COM

9565 S. Highland Drive, Sandy, Utah 84092


• Saturday, May 25 12-6 p.m. Open Plunge • Monday, May 27 12-6 p.m. Open Plunge • Sunday, May 26 12-4 p.m. Open Plunge *Regular Pool Hours begin Friday, May 31


We're doing on the spot interviews and hiring, May 8 from 3-5 p.m. To apply, visit:



Are you interested in learning about lifeguarding skills or becoming a lifeguard in the future? 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. Participants will learn about teamwork, leadership, and responsibility while gaining valuable skills that will be useful both in and out of the water.



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 self-con dence.

TENNIS LESSONS (ages 6-13) & TENNIS LEAGUE (ages 18+)

Tennis is a great activity for all ages and abilities. We o er a wide range of opportunities to play. Starting with our lessons which help children learn the basic skills and techniques to be able to play. Our Adult Tennis League features a fun social environment where you can compete against other tennis enthusiasts in the area.



Registration begins on May 30, at 7 p.m. Scan the registration QR code to set up an account and register for classes. See our website for a full list of times and levels.


9:15-11:40 a.m.

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


Pool Parties are now open for summer reservations. e Blue or Black pavilion is available in 2-hour blocks during open plunge. If you prefer the pool to yourself, check out our AfterHours Pool Party from 8-9:30 pm. Reserve online or in-person.

Follow us on social media for updates & register for any of the programs mentioned above by visiting

River Oaks Golf Course

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


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. League members can book tee times 8 days in advance.

Start Date: May - Oct

Fees: $45 Annual Fee ($90 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: May - Oct

Association Fees: $45

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

Weekly event fee: $5

Skins: $5 Skins, Deuce’s $5 (optional) (winnings will be paid in shop credit) Hole in one: $5 due at registration (optional) Must be paid with cash only. For more information visit eague/ To sign up visit:

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For more info visit

2024 5K


Don’t miss any of our 2024 5K races! All ages and abilities are welcome; you can walk, jog, run or race. Awards will be given to the first three male and female finishers in each age group. Prize drawing at the conclusion of the race for pre-registered participants only. For the safety of others, dogs are not allowed on the racecourse. Please leave pets at home!

• 4th of July 5K Thursday, July 4 City Promenade

• Midnight Moon 5K Friday, Sep. 20 at 11:59 p.m. Alta Canyon Sports Center

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

For more information visit us at


Great fun for the whole family! Family night is a great opportunity for families to enjoy the skate park. On these nights, we allow toddler bikes so even your smallest child can enjoy the facility. These evenings are FREE of charge. Children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. *Sponsored by Healthy Sandy Partnership. (25 helmets will be given away. Additional helmets are $6 each)

Location: 10140 South 700 East

Time: 6 –9 p.m. (Theme Nights 6–8 p.m.)


May 20 Safety Helmet Night (25 helmets will be given away. Additional are $6)

June 17 PhotoBot Night

August 19 Activities & Games


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: June 3, 10, 24 Session 2 Dates: June 4, 11, 18

Session 3 Dates: June 5, 12, 19 Session 4 Dates: June 6, 13, 20

Ages: 5–9

Time: 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Cost: $40/child/session

Locations: M & W at Hidden Valley Park 11700 S Wasatch Blvd, Sandy, UT 84092

T & Th at Falcon Park 9200 S 1700th E, Sandy, UT 84093


Age: Youth 8-14; Intro & Drill n Play 15 & up

Cost: $45/person

Days: Monday & Wednesday

Dates: June 3-26

Deadline: May 20 or until full

Location: Flat Iron Pickleball Courts-1700 E. 8600 S. Alta Canyon Pickleball Courts-2005 E. 9800 S.

Levels: Youth – 5-6 p.m.

Intro Clinic (2.0-2.5) – 6-7 p.m.

Drill n Play (3.0)– 7:15-8:45 p.m.

Note: The first day of clinics and leagues will be Skills Day. Skills Day is used to help evaluate whether or not an adjustment is needed for each clinic or league. Your registration selection is subject to change based on results from Skills Day.

For more information visit us at


Age: 15 & Up

Cost: $35/person

Days: Tuesday & Thursday

Dates: June 4-27

Deadline: May 20 or until full

Location: Flat Iron Pickleball Courts-1700 E. 8600 S. Leagues: (3.5/4.0) are played as Round Robin Social Mixers (no ladder leagues)

3.5 league – 6-7:30 p.m.

4.0 league – 7:30-9 p.m.

Note: The first day of clinics and leagues will be Skills Day. Skills Day is used to help evaluate whether an adjustment is needed for each clinic or league. Your registration selection is subject to change based on results from Skills Day.

For more information visit us at


Age: 8 & Up

Dates: Saturday June 22

Time: Saturday 8 a.m.-9p.m.

(Tournament may start on Friday night based on numbers)

Each division will have a specific time to play. Times are subject to change!

Cost: $50/team (2 players)

Divisions: Men’s, Women’s, and Coed Doubles / 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5

Deadline: June 9

Location: Flat Iron Pickleball Courts-1700 E. 8600 S.

For more information visit us at


Come out and enjoy the many miles of hiking trails within Sandy. The 42+ miles of trails interconnect and can take you throughout the city limits and up into the foothills of the Wasatch Front.

Dates: Thursday-June 6, 13, 20 & 27.

Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Cost: $25 / individual


For more information visit us at


Youth Soccer – June 17

Flag Football – July 1

Baseball, T-Ball & Coach Pitch – July 1

Fall Adult Softball – July 1

Fall Hiking – July 25

Fall Pickleball – July 25

P A G E 5 ISSUE #114 MAY – JUNE 2024
Sandy Parks & Recreation - 440 E. 8680 S. Monday–Friday 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. (801) 568-2900


Remember to register to vote in the upcoming 2024 presidential, state, and county elections. For a complete list of candidates, dates, and deadlines, visit:

Sandy Business Highlight: Cafe El Barril

Cafe El Barril o ers a wide variety of Mexican food options for breakfast or lunch, but something unique about its menu is its fresh juice, which is part of Costa Rican heritage. Everything on its menu is made in-house, from scratch, and straight from Mexico. Dine in or take out Cafe El Barril today!

Cafe El Barril is located at is located at 9460 S Union Square, Suite 105

May is National Bike Month

Bicycle safety is paramount for cyclists of all ages, whether riding for leisure, commuting, or sport. First and foremost, wearing a properly tted helmet is nonnegotiable. Helmets reduce the risk of head injuries in the event of a crash and should be worn snugly, with the strap securely fastened under the chin.

Visibility is vital to staying safe on the road. Cyclists should wear brightly colored or re ective clothing, especially during low-light conditions or at night. Additionally, equipping bikes with front and rear lights enhances visibility, making it easier for motorists and pedestrians to spot cyclists.

Adhering to tra c laws is crucial for cyclists. Bicycles are considered vehicles, and cyclists must obey the same rules of the road as motorists. is includes stopping at red lights and stop signs, yielding to pedestrians in crosswalks, and signaling turns with hand signals.

Maintaining control of the bicycle is essential for avoiding accidents. Cyclists should ride predictably, staying in a straight line and avoiding sudden movements. Keeping both hands on the handlebars allows for better control, especially when navigating obstacles or making turns.

Lastly, staying alert and aware of one’s surroundings is vital. Cyclists should constantly scan the road for potential hazards, such as potholes, debris, or parked cars. Avoiding distractions, such as texting or listening to music with headphones, ensures cyclists can react quickly to unexpected situations.

By prioritizing helmet use, visibility, adherence to tra c laws, maintaining control, and staying alert, cyclists can greatly reduce their risk of accidents and enjoy safer rides on the road.

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Quick Tips From Sandy Public Works Household Hazardous Waste and Reuse Facility

1. For the safety of pedestrians and motorists, if the trees or vegetation at your house has branches that hang over the sidewalk or street, they need to be trimmed to a height of 14 ft. above the curb and 8 ft. above the sidewalk.

2. If you have a large project at your home and you need to dispose of materials, reserve a dumpster on the Public Works webpage and you can have it delivered to your home for up to 72 hours.

3. If you see a problem on the roadway such as a pothole or road debris, please contact Public Works at (801) 568-2999 or use your CityServe App so we can quickly resolve the issue.

4. If either your waste or recycling container is damaged, it can be repaired or replaced free of charge. Contact Public Works at (801) 568-2999 to report the problem.

5. For all Sandy City residential WM customers, if you find your WM 64-gal recycling bin isn’t sufficient, you may swap this bin for the larger 96-gal bin for no additional fee. Please contact Public Works at (801) 568-2999.

6. Approximately 25% of the items placed in curbside recycling containers are non-recyclable. If you have questions and you want to see what is acceptable, visit

7. Plastic bags and clear wrap are unaccepted items for the curbside recycling container since they can damage automated recycling equipment. Return the bags to your local retail store.

8. Recyclables placed in your curbside container should be empty and clean.

9. Do not bag your recyclable items before you place them in your curbside container.

10. Shredded paper is not an accepted item in your curbside recycling container.

11. Do you have a hard to recycle item? Visit or

12. For a list of acceptable items and guidelines for the Bulk Waste Program, please visit:

13. In order to protect the storm drain system, your bulk waste pile needs to be placed 2-feet away from the gutter into the street.



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Sandy is a joint member city of the Trans-Jordan Landfill, located in South Jordan. The Landfill offers a unique program that benefits Sandy residents while protecting the environment. In partnership with Salt Lake County Health Department, the TransJordan Landfill provides collection of Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) for free. HHW are items that should not go in your garbage can such as paint, rechargeable batteries, oil, gasoline, fluorescent light tubes, antifreeze, pesticides and fertilizer. The HHW program sorts and processes these materials in a safe manner to eliminate exposure to the environment.

In addition to the collection of HHW, new or slightly used products are transferred to a Reuse Shed. Items in the Reuse Shed are available free to the public at a first come first serve basis. Items frequently found in the Reuse Shed:

• Insect spray and repellant • Motor oil • Antifreeze

• Latex paint • Weed Killer • Fuel stabilizer

• Household cleaners • Stain & wood sealer • Fertilizer

Sandy residents are encouraged to take items from the Reuse Center and use them for the purposes they were originally intended. Everyone saves! Sandy residents are not charged for the reused items and the HHW Facility avoids costly handling and disposal fees associated with more traditional management options.

Trans-Jordan HHW and Reuse Shed 10473 S. Bacchus Hwy, South Jordan Monday-Saturday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Finally, this summer, the Salt Lake County Health Department will be opening a Household Hazardous Waste collection facility in Sandy adjacent to the Public Works facility on 700 West. This will make disposal of hazardous waste very convenient for our residents. Watch for more information in the weeks ahead.


P A G E 7 ISSUE #114 MAY – JUNE 2024
1 First Aid, CPR and AED Class (registration required) 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Station 31: 9010 S 150 E
2 Planning Commission 6:15 p.m. City Council Chambers
Auditions - Mamma Mia!
11 Alice in Wonderland | Mountain West Ballet Sandy Amphitheater
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11 Wildland Community Outreach Day 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Hidden Valley Park
15 BeReady Sandy 7 p.m. City Council Chambers
16 Planning Commission 6:15 p.m. City Council Chambers
18 Jazz in the Park | FREE Sandy Amphitheater
19 Brothers Osborne 7pm Sandy Amphitheater
21 First Aid, CPR and AED Class (registration required) 6 - 10 p.m. Station 31: 9010 S 150 E
31 - June 1 Plein Air Paint Out Competition Sandy City
3 - 21 Youth Showcase (registration required, opens May 1) The Theater at Mount Jordan
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 a.m. - 12 p.m. Station 31: 9010 S 150 E
6 Planning Commission 6:15 p.m. City Council Chambers
17 Utah Symphony | FREE! 8 p.m. Sandy Amphitheater
20 Old Crow Medicine Show 7pm Sandy Amphitheater
20 Planning Commission 6:15 p.m. City Council Chambers
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
29 Plein Air Quick Draw Competition 9-11am Sego Lily Gardens

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