Sandy City Newsletter | November 2022

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Z News.............................................. 1

One Sandy Award .............................. 4

Unplug & Reconnect.......................... 1

Sandy Hiskey ..................................... 4

Healthy Sandy Champion ................... 1

Remembering Linda Snyder ............... 4

Code Enforcement Corner .................. 2

The Nutcracker .................................. 4

Fall Quick Tips.................................... 2

Council Corner .................................. 5

Alta Canyon Sports Center.................. 3

Fall Leaf Collection ............................ 5

River Oaks Golf Course ...................... 3

Light Up the Cairns ............................ 5

HR Jobs Corner.................................. 3

Calendar of Events............................. 5

Parks & Recreation ............................ 4

Photo contest winner: Greg Parsegov

Z News

Unplug & Reconnect

Dear Sandy Resident,

November is the time of year we take a moment to reflect on all of the things we are grateful for in our lives. There is much to be thankful for in Sandy. We are lucky to live in a beautiful, safe, and strong community. We are thankful to have neighbors who look out for one another. We are grateful to enjoy a quality of life not found in very many other cities, with our close access to the canyons, parks, and trails. I am grateful to serve as your Mayor and I thank all of you for trusting me with this honor. Most importantly I am thankful for each one of you. The Light up the Cairns event will be bigger and better this year! Every year we celebrate turning on the holiday lights at City Hall. We have a countdown to turn on the lights, holiday music and hot chocolate! This year we will also be adding a drone show to the event, weather

permitting! It is a great way to kick off the holiday season and enjoy some beautiful lights throughout City Hall! Join us on November 28th at 6 pm at City Hall! The Porter Rockwell trail is finally complete in Sandy. This is a project that has been in the making since 1997. Thanks to the efforts of the Sandy City Parks Department, the UTA and the WFRC, the beautiful 4.8 mile trail connects Dimple Dell park, Railroad park, Scott Cowdell park, Dewey Bluth park and the Sandy dog park. The completion of this scenic trail moves Sandy towards its goal of an active transportation corridor that runs north to south and also connects to surrounding cities Midvale, the 10 mile portion in Draper and through to Lehi, which is very exciting. Whether you are on foot, bike, scooter or stroller, the views of the city and mountains can’t be beat. The Porter Rockwell Trail will bring opportunities for families to enjoy the outdoors right in the heart of the city for generations to come. The focus of my efforts as Mayor are transparency and sharing important messages with our community, so people in Sandy are the most informed and up to date. Sign up for Sandy My Alerts to be contacted via text, email and calls during an emergency at sandy. For all of the ways to connect with us, visit You can always connect to our City websites and and by accessing our social media channels Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube for daily updated information @sandycityut. To reach me directly, please send an email to mayor@ To request a meeting or appearance with the mayor, fill out the meeting request form at www.

Renewable Energy: The Gift That Keeps on Giving The year is coming to an end soon, and with it, our Unplug and Reconnect initiative. For November and December, we will share ways that you can receive energy-efficiency incentives like product discounts, cashback options, Sandy.Utah.Gov/Sustainability and monthly savings. We encourage you to join a renewable energy program that works for you. It's a gift to yourself that keeps on giving. Visit and be sure to follow and comment on our Facebook page for your chance to win!

Yours in Service, Mayor Monica Zoltanski I S S U E # 98

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Code Enforcement Division – Who we are and what we do

Fall Quick Tips from Sandy Police Department

Mark Wooten – Team Leader and Officer over the southeast quadrant of the city. I grew up in Sandy City and graduated from Alta High School. While in high school I participated in the Sandy City Police Explorer program. In 2010, after twenty-one years, I retired from the Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office/ Unified Police Department. I worked various assignments during my law enforcement career including Patrol, Gangs, Detectives and Community Policing. That same year I was hired by Sandy City as a Code Enforcement Officer. The experience and lessons learned during my Police career made the transition to Code Enforcement very easy. Sandy City and the Community Development Department have been a great place to work. It’s been my family away from home. Outside of work, I like to go camping and spend time with my kids and grandkids. Brad Hunter – Officer over the northeast quadrant of the city. I have been a code enforcement officer at Sandy City for over nine years. I was born and raised in Draper, Utah and attended high school at Alta High. My first job was at the Kmart in Sandy and while there, decided I wanted to be a police officer and attended the academy while employed there. I was hired by Midvale Police Department after graduation. After two years, I decided I wanted to work for a larger department and was hired as a Deputy Sheriff by the Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office. After 22 years plus, I retired as an Officer with the Unified Police Department. I’m an avid fisherman and have been fortunate enough to have done two deep sea fishing trips, one for King Salmon and one for Bluefin Tuna. I will almost never turn down a bass fishing trip or a Lake Powell fishing trip. I enjoy serving the citizens of Sandy City in my current position and am thankful for the support and great working environment I have with our administration and leadership in Community Development. Todd Nielson – Officer over the southwest quadrant of the city. I have been working with Sandy City the past eight and a half years in Code Enforcement. Prior to working at Sandy, I worked for the Unified Police department and the Sheriff’s Office for 20 years. My assignments there included Patrol, Property Crimes Detective, School Resource Detective, and Motor Officer traffic enforcement. I served in the United States Airforce as a fireman. I enjoy hanging out with my family, especially my grandkids, gardening, and anything football related. I like working at Sandy because of the awesome people. The leadership here has been great, and the work / life balance has been everything I wanted from an employer. James Chiampi – Officer over the northwest quadrant of the city. I grew up in Newport Beach, California and attended the University of California, Irvine. After school I worked for Orange County for 15 years in Animal Control and Probation. I was also a part time instructor at the Park Ranger Academy. In 2015 I relocated to Utah with my family and was hired by Sandy City as a Code Enforcement Officer. I never imagined I would enjoy my job as much as I do. Each day I’m out in the field responding to calls for service and engaging with Sandy City residents. Outside of work I enjoy travelling, camping, and dirt biking with my family. Jason Watkins – Assists with bulk waste and helps cover the Historic Sandy area. I started working at Sandy City in the code enforcement division in September 2022. Everybody working here at Sandy City has been very helpful and welcoming. I enjoy working out in the community. I am a retired police officer and worked for the Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office/Unified Police Department for 22 ½ years. I had various assignments including patrol, narcotics, street crimes, community-oriented policing and property crimes. I also worked as a court security officer at the Federal Courthouse for about three years. Prior to my law enforcement career, I worked in construction. I have been married for 27 years and have three children. I like to spend my free time hanging out with my family, hiking in the mountains of Wyoming with my dogs, and fishing. Sianiu Tei-Misa - Code Enforcement Technician My family and I relocated to Utah from the Bay Area CA in September 2018. I worked for the Presidio Trust in San Francisco for 19 years as a Permitting Administrator. The Presidio Trust is a federal government corporation created by Congress in 1996 to manage the Presidio of San Francisco, a former military base, and a National Historic Landmark district in partnership with the National Park Service and with support from the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy. It was a beautiful place to work. I miss it and I miss the Bay area weather. I am grateful for the opportunity to be working at Sandy City. I have been with Sandy for about a year now and I love it. I really enjoy working with the staff here and the camaraderie that it brings. To feel valued as an employee here at Sandy City is second to none and it’s what makes working here so enjoyable. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family.



As we head into the colder months of autumn and the quickly approaching holiday season, our officers tend to see a slight increase in vehicle thefts. The increase is directly related to residents warming up unattended vehicles. It is assumed that idling for 15 minutes is the best way to warm a vehicle. However, the fastest way to warm your vehicle is by driving it. If you choose to warm up your car, be sure to stay inside the vehicle to help avoid becoming a victim of vehicle theft. Vehicle break-ins and package theft is another concern during the holiday season. Don’t leave your shopping bags in your vehicle in plain sight. This is an open invite for thieves to break into your car. We all love to shop online; be sure to track your packages and anticipate at home deliveries. There are lots of “porch pirates” roaming the neighborhoods looking for packages on your doorstep. Mail theft, which also includes packages delivered to your doorstep, is a felony. If you happen to notice any suspicious activity you believe to be mail or package theft, please contact Sandy Police at 801-568-7200.

Time to get away? Plan early & don’t forget your Passport Step 1 – Visit and schedule an appointment. Step 2 – Download and fill out forms on Step 3 – Bring proof of citizenship* and picture ID* Step 4 – Bring a passport photo* or we can take one here for $10 (plus tax) Step 5 – Bring a check or money order made payable to the U.S. Department of State Step 6 – Bring all the required forms and documentation to your appointment Step 7 – Go on vacation! *For more information on citizenship, picture ID, and passport photo guidelines please visit content/travel/en/passports.html

River Oaks Golf Course 9300 South Riverside Drive, Sandy, Utah (801) 568-4653 9565 S. Highland Drive, Sandy, Utah 84092 PLAY & LEARN PRESCHOOL

September 6 – May 26 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Children will enjoy their day at Play & Learn Preschool with a variety of games and activities! There is playtime, class time, lunch, and more playtime. Our teachers work hard to make learning fun and engaging. New for 2022: New extended hours with an additional fee available! See website for more information. HOLIDAY SHOPPING AT RIVER OAKS Get your holiday shopping done at River Oaks. Discounted name-brand clothing items, clubs, and bags on sale for the remainder of the year.





Book your corporate event today! Our calendar fills up quickly, so plan ahead and get your spot today. Our tournament package is a turnkey operation. Send us your guest names, preferred special contest and any sponsorship sign, and we will get it all set up for you! Call Tournament Director, Skyler Doran @ 801.568.4650

HOLIDAY PARTIES AT RIVER OAKS CLUBHOUSE Come celebrate the Holidays with us inside the beautiful Banquet Room. We are conveniently located inside the River Oaks Clubhouse, 9300 S. Riverside Drive (700 West) in Sandy. This facility is perfect for receptions, ceremonies, wedding and corporate luncheons, family gatherings, business meetings, class reunions, golf tournaments, and upcoming holiday parties! Book now to reserve your date! For bookings, or more information contact Kelly Christensen at 801-231-5250


Your child deserves a better way to go to and from school. Our services make it easy for you by providing a safe, reliable way to get your kids where they need to go. We also provide crafts, snacks, and games while they are with us. Schools: Brookwood, Granite, Park Lane, Quail Hollow, Silver Mesa, and Willow Canyon. See website for more information.


If you are looking for a fun and exciting job, this would be perfect! • Free Center Membership. • Build your resume. • Make new friends & meet new people! Check it out at:


Do you want an experienced personal trainer to help you get fit and motivate you in the process? If so, then our personal trainer is perfect for you! With over 20 years of experience, she is up to date on the latest fitness trends and knows how to design a training plan that will suit your needs. Email to set up an appointment.


Dedicated to teaching Shotokan Karate, IMA is a family-oriented dojo offering classes to children and adults of all abilities and levels. Friday night class at Alta Canyon Sports Center from 5 p.m. - 6 p.m.

HR JOB CORNER Full Time, Benefitted • Street Maintenance Worker • Water Construction Maintenance Worker • Senior Planner

Part-Time, NonBenefitted/Seasonal • Crossing Guard • Recreation Site Supervisor • Official/Referee

To see all available openings visit: I S S U E # 98

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Sandy Hiskey: 2022 Linda Snyder Outstanding Service Award


Registration deadline is November 13. Practices begin 12/3/2022 Games begin 1/3/2023 More detailed information available


Apply today at GREAT PAY! FLEXIBLE SCHEDULE! Pay: $12-$24 (depending on age and experience) (Must be at least 14 years old)


Register now for our Annual Turkey Trot 5K on November 12 at 10 a.m. Location: Lone Peak Park (Gazebo) - 10140 South 700 East Registration Fee: $25/individual or $20/family or groups Online Registration: Closes on Thursday, November 10 at 7 a.m. Packet pick-up: Friday, Nov. 11 from 8 a.m. –5 p.m. - 440 E 8680 S Late Registration: November 10-12 In person only! Late Registration Fee: $30/individual or $25/family or groups Day of race registration at Lone Peak Park from 9–9:45 a.m. To register or for more information visit


Join us for the first annual 5v5 co-ed flag football tournament. For ages 18+, teams will be made up of 10 – grab your family, friends or coworkers and we’ll see you on the field! Saturday, November 19 at Lone Peak Park (10140 S 700 E). For more information, visit:


Spring Soccer and Adult Softball registration begins Tuesday, January 17, 2023. (softball registration only for Sandy returning 2022 spring & fall teams)




The Community Arts Department is thrilled to recognize Sandy Hiskey as the first annual recipient of the Linda Snyder Outstanding Service Award. Sandy has been a volunteer with the Sandy Arts Guild and Sandy Amphitheater for the last 4 years. She has served over 160 hours so far this year and is always quick to jump into help anywhere she is needed. But most of all, she serves with enthusiasm and spreads love to everyone she encounters; she leaves everyone she sees better than she found them. Her joy is contagious. When she isn't rocking out to her favorite band 311 at the amphitheater, you may find her serving on the board of Ink Against Cancer or spending time with her son, JT, who is her pride and joy. Thank you, Sandy, for lifting us up!

Remembering Linda Snyder The Sandy Arts Guild family fondly remembers the peerless Linda Snyder. Linda's tireless service has been the backbone of the Arts Guild for many years - her dedication and level of service were truly unique in the Guild and inspiring to all who knew her. Linda unexpectedly passed away this March - a heartbreaking loss for the Sandy Arts Guild and entire Sandy community. She also volunteered in other areas of the city - if you live in Sandy, you have likely benefited from Linda’s service. She received many Sandy City awards, including Volunteer of the Year. A member of our Executive Board, she spent countless hours painting sets, training volunteers, helping backstage, judging art shows, and ushering at The Theater at Mt. Jordan and the Sandy Amphitheater. Her final project with the Arts Guild was painting the set for James and the Giant Peach, Jr. - she was painting with us just a week before her passing. Linda always said that, "Volunteering keeps me out of trouble." Her sudden passing was heartbreaking for all who have been blessed to know her. Linda will be deeply missed and always loved for her selfless service and caring heart. To honor her legacy, we have created the annual Linda Snyder Outstanding Service Award.

Fall Leaf Collection Waste Management will be collecting bagged leaves that are placed on the parkstrip or non-paved area adjacent to your home. Please follow the guidelines listed below for your area of the city. Residents who live south of 9400 South: Place leaves on the parkstrip by 7 a.m. on Monday, Nov 14. Residents who live north of 9400 South: Place leaves on the parkstrip by 7 a.m. on Monday, Nov 28. Please put your leaves in plastic bags with the tops sealed to prevent the wind from blowing them throughout the neighborhood. Bagged leaves that are left out on Monday will be picked up anytime during the week indicated. This service is unavailable to businesses, apartments, condominiums, mobile home parks, or anyone not a resident of Sandy City. If you have any questions, please contact the Public Works Department at (801) 568 2999.

Thanksgiving Waste Collection Since the Trans-Jordan Landfill will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, your regularly scheduled service on Thursday and Friday will be delayed one day.

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First Aid, CPR and AED Class (Registration required)

9 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Station 31: 9010 S 150 E


Planning Commission

6 - 11 p.m.

City Council Chambers

NOV 12

Turkey Trot 5K Run

10 a.m.

Lone Peak Park

NOV 28

Light up the Cairns

6 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Sandy City Hall

DEC 9-17

The Nutcracker

Mount Jordan Middle School

DEC 12-21

Snowman Scavenger Hunt

Sandy Social Channels

DEC 14

First Aid, CPR and AED Class (Registration required)

6 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Station 31: 9010 S 150 E

DEC 21

First Aid, CPR and AED Class (Registration required)

9 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Station 31: 9010 S 150 E

All events subject to change due to COVID-19. Go to for more events. I S S U E # 98

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Wonderful Utah Art for Forty Years! We welcome your visit! Come See Art from Great Local Artists

Jordan High’s unified soccer team parades into the stadium for the state championships. (Julie Slama/ City Journals)

Jordan, Alta high unified soccer teams champions in their play Richard Boyer - Eccles Theater

Richard Boyer -Rapids


A.D. Shaw - The Raft

Rob Adamson - Winter Bryce

Josh Clare - Fresh Air

Scott Brough - Bucket of Sunflowers

Come view the art from Wed-Saturday, open from 12pm-6pm or By appointment anytime - call Kimberly at 801-712-5170 7160 Highland Dr, Cottonwood Heights, Utah 84121 801-712-5170 •

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By Julie Slama |

hile Jordan and Alta High teams did not win the state unified soccer title, they are still stars on the field. Jordan High played for the title game in its division on Real Salt Lake’s home field after Miss America Emma Broyles sang the national anthem. The players fell short of beating Woods Cross High Oct. 4 at the second annual Show Up for Unified Sports Special Olympics State Soccer Championship game. Jordan High’s unified soccer team takes on The players were congratulated with Hillcrest in the state playoffs. (Julie Slama/City second place medals in their division by Journals) Broyles, Miss Utah Lindsey Larsen, Utah’s and junior Cael Sieverts played together First Lady Abby Cox and RSL goalkeeper on the Beetdiggers team. Zac MacMath. “It’s great to get to do sports and supUnified soccer, a program of Special port each other,” Sieverts said. “We spend Olympics Utah in partnership with the time practicing and hanging out together.” Utah High School Activities Association, Steggell adds that it’s competitive, yet allows student-athletes with and without fun. disabilities to play on the same team. “We’re getting to enjoy the sport for While the teams are coed and play the pure fun of it,” he said. “It’s really recompetitively five versus five on a smaller warding, and I’d love to play other sports sized soccer field, the focus is on devel- together.” opment of skills, friendship, understanding From more than 30 high school uniand sportsmanship as often players on ei- fied soccer teams in the area, 16 teams adther team will cheer for one another. vanced in their respective divisions to the Both teams began their season playing state championship games and participated at a regional tournament at Riverton High in the parade of athletes. Sept. 20 before competing in the state Other area high school teams that playoffs Sept. 30 where Jordan qualified competed in the soccer championships or for the state championship. playoffs include Brighton, Hillcrest, HuntJordan sophomore Xavier Steggell er, Murray, Riverton and Skyline. l

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