Riverton City Newsletter | August 2022

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AUGUST 2022

RIVERTON REVIEW Official Newsletter of the Riverton, Utah City Government MAYOR’S MESSAGE

Mountain View Village Phase II Now Open By Mayor Trent Staggs Riverton is lucky to be home to a world-class shopping center in Mountain View Village. It was an honor to participate in the grand opening ceremony of the Phase II development on June 30. I recall eight years ago attending an International Council of Shopping Centers conference in Las Vegas on behalf of the city, along with representatives of the original property owner, with the express goal of bringing a regional shopping center to Riverton. This resulted in meetings with many developers, including CenterCal Properties, who ultimately chose to come be part of our community.

Mountain View Village Phase II is now open for business with additional businesses opening in the coming months.

movie theater, an exciting addition to our community. Other businesses that have opened include: Athleta, Buckle, Cotton On, Cotton On Kids, Janela Bay, Journeys, Lovesac, Purple Mattress and Sephora.

“This type of economic development in our city will help us keep fees and taxes low for residents.”

It is exciting to see our efforts over the last eight years really begin to come to fruition. This type of economic development in our city will help us keep fees and taxes low for residents in the future due to the increased sales tax revenue our city receives as a result.

Phase II brought with it the opening of a 14-screen luxury Cinemark

We expect many more businesses to open at Mountain View Village in the months ahead, including the following retail, service and specialty businesses: Anthropologie, Arula, Bath & Body Works, Beauty Lab + Laser, Bohme, European Wax Center, Karina’s Spa Studio, Lululemon, Nuspine, Pandora, Polish Nail Bar, Rebel House (fitness studio), Vans, Visonworks and X-Golf.

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I am extremely excited that more dining options will soon be available right here in Riverton! Burgers & Barley, Crack Shack, Devil & Angel Dessert Shop, Dirty Bird Fried Chicken, Handel’s Ice Cream, Hello Sugar, Kokonut Island Grill, Kona Grill, Las Botellas, R&R Barbeque, Royal Coffee, Santorini’s Greek Grill, Shabu Gen (experiential Korean BBQ), Silverlake Ramen, Sprinkles Cupcakes, Stack 571 Burger & Whiskey Bar, Sweet Rolled Taco, Toastique, Via 313 Pizzeria, WildFin American Grill (organic, sustainable seafood) and Wannacinn (cinnamon rolls) are planned to all open at Mountain View Village in the coming year.

magnificent world-class show fountain, beautiful plaza area, dynamic G-glass and common areas will make visiting Mountain View Village an experience. I’d encourage you and your family to visit Mountain View Village to see all that they offer currently and will offer in the months ahead.

The addition of these businesses will truly make Mountain View Village a gathering place for our community and the region. The

I would like to thank CenterCal Properties, Fred Bruning and Jean Paul Wardy for their investment in Riverton.

These businesses will bring hundreds of new jobs to our community. The development also offers over 170,000 square feet of Class A office space. We look forward to more employers moving to our community to occupy that space, which will no doubt provide even more local job opportunities.

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COUNCIL MESSAGE

Riverton Kids, A Story for You! MAYOR Trent Staggs tstaggs@rivertonutah.gov 801-208-3129

CITY COUNCIL Sheldon Stewart - District 1 sstewart@rivertonutah.gov 801-953-5672 Troy McDougal - District 2 tmcdougal@rivertonutah.gov 801-931-9933 Tawnee McCay - District 3 tmccay@rivertonutah.gov 801-634-7692 Tish Buroker - District 4 tburoker@rivertonutah.gov 801-673-6103 Claude Wells - District 5 cwells@rivertonutah.gov 801-875-0116

CITY MANAGER David R. Brickey citymanager@rivertonutah.gov 801-208-3129

CITY HALL 801-254-0704

By Councilmember Tawnee McCay I recently took hundreds of awesome Riverton elementary kids on a tour of Riverton City Hall. I told them a story about Kate who was so excited to jump out of bed on Saturday morning and get ready for her soccer game. She hurried and brushed her teeth. What do you think came out of the faucet when she turned it on? Muddy brown water or crystal-clear water? It was nice, clean drinking water. Did you know Riverton City’s Water Department makes sure we have safe drinking water for everyone in our city? Then Kate ran downstairs, ate breakfast and jumped in the car. As she drove to the park for her game, she saw workers filling a pothole in the road. They work for Riverton City’s Street Department. When she got to the park, it was mowed, by Riverton City’s Parks Department, and her soccer games were planned by, you guessed it, Riverton City’s Recreation Depart-

Riverton elementary kids on a tour of Riverton City Hall ask Councilmember Tawnee McCay questions about city government.

ment. Kate was happy because they won their soccer game, but as they were leaving, they saw a lost dog that ran into the street. Her mom called Riverton City Animal Control to keep the dog safe. On the way home, they stopped by the new Costco that had been approved and inspected by the city’s Planning Department. Can you believe all the things our awesome city employees do? Riverton also has our Police and

Fire Departments which work at our schools and help to keep us safe. Thank you to the Communications Department that helped put this newsletter together and made sure we knew about the parade and fireworks. The city also has Christmas card contests, art shows, plays and this summer we are encouraging people to put on their life vest, grab a canoe, kayak or tube and get into the Jordan River. Our city workers work hard to make sure Riverton is a great place to live!

UPCOMING CITY MEETINGS CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS Tuesday, August 2 & 16, 7 p.m. PLANNING COMMISSION MEETINGS Thursday, August 11 & 25, 6:30 p.m

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Weekly Lawn Watering Guide

The Utah Division of Water Resources publishes a weekly guide for how often lawn should be watered, based on weather conditions that week. Riverton residents are encouraged to follow the lawn watering guide on a weekly basis. conservewater.utah.gov/weekly-lawn-watering-guide

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PUBLIC SAFETY MESSAGE

Honoring Those Who Came Before Us By Chief Don Hutson

You may ask what can be done to make that happen and how The commemthis relates to public oration of the safety and law enfounding of our forcement. Well, the country and the protection of the freecelebration of our doms we are afforded pioneer heritage by our Constitution in Utah are both and the comfortable important holidays in our commulifestyle available to nity and appropriately deserve our us can only continattention during the month of July. ue if a significant As we recover from all the activimajority of us are ties typically associated with these actively engaged in the protection holidays, I believe it is a good time of our community. A community can to reflect on the sacrifices made by only exist if most people voluntarily both our founding comply with societal rules fathers and the piand norms. This is a basic oneers who settled tenet of public safety “A community can our great state. We and is critically important only exist if most owe a great deal to to ensuring our form of people voluntarily our ancestors and government can continue comply with those who came to thrive. before us and societal rules sacrificed so much That said, to really honor and norms.” to allow us to have our forebearers and crethe freedoms and ate a thriving community standard of living which can be sustained we enjoy today. I believe to truly for years to come, members of the show appreciation for those saccommunity, including members of rifices we have a responsibility to the Riverton Police Department, do our part to ensure future genershould go above and beyond and ations can continue to enjoy these be actively engaged in the presersame benefits. vation of good order. This means we

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Wreaths Across America Mobile Exhibit Coming to Riverton on Saturday, September 17 Mark your calendars for this special event. More details to come!

The Wreaths Across America Mobile Education Exhibit brings communities together and teaches patriotism while remembering the service and sacrifice of our nation’s heroes. This exhibit is free and open to the public.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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• FOOD TRUCKS • CONCERTS • VENDORS • MOVIES •

FRIDAY FUN NIGHTS IN RIVERTON

Friday Fun Nights in Riverton are a blast! With several events all happening at beautiful Riverton City Park, bring the family for a casual night out. Food trucks, summer market vendors and games are open from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Entertainment normally begins at 5:30 p.m. The outdoor movie begins at dusk. There are also three playgrounds and a splash pad at the park. Come for a FUN night out!

Entertainment Schedule August 5

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When: Friday Nights, Through August 26, 2022 Times: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Where: Riverton City Park, 1452 W 12600 S, Riverton, Utah 84065

Through August 26 Movies In The Park

August 5 Encanto

5:30 p.m.

August 19 5:30 p.m.

7 p.m.

Miss Margene’s Creative Generation Red Light Challenge

5:30 p.m. 7 p.m.

Li’l Feathers Title VI Southern Punch

August 26 5:30 p.m. 7 p.m.

August 12 Clifford the Big Red Dog

7 p.m.

Miss Riverton Lily Snow & Friends CityJazz Big Band Kaleb Austin Cold Creek Bluegrass Band Featuring Blaine Nelson

August 19 Boss Baby 2

August 26 Peter Rabbit 2

Martha’s Going to Washington! THE MARTHA HUGHES CANNON TRAVELING EXHIBIT IS COMING TO RIVERTON CITY HALL August 1–12 weekdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

RIVERTON’S FINEST ART SHOW

Come see beautiful works of art in all formats and mediums by many artists that have a connection to Riverton. Exhibit opens Monday, August 22 and runs through September 28 at the Old Dome Meeting Hall at 1452 W 12600 S in Riverton.

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It’s been 125 years since Dr. Martha Hughes Cannon made history as the country’s first female state senator. Utah chose to send a statue of her to represent our state in Washington, D.C., but the pandemic delayed her planned installation in 2020. Her statue should make it to our nation’s capital this year, so we’re giving her a proper sendoff! Come see a scaled replica of the statue in Washington D.C. and other interesting facts about our country’s first state female senator.

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