Sandy City Newsletter | December 2021

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BRADBURN BRIEF Dear Sandy Resident, When I came into office in January of 2018, I focused on three main pillars to guide our efforts. Those pillars were citizen-centric, smart solutions, and value-driven innovation. Citizen centric meant that everything we did needed to revolve around greater customer service, better communication, and a high level of accountability to the citizens. One of the first actions of my administration was to push for live streaming of the city council meetings to give residents the ability to watch council meetings from the comfort of home. My administration also utilized social media more aggressively to give you information about the services our city departments provide. We partnered with a local software company to develop the Sandy CityServe app that enables you to take a picture of an issue like a broken streetlight or a pothole that needs to be filled. We then tracked the response time to make sure your concerns were being resolved in a timely manner. The second building block we focused on was “smart solutions.” Some of the smart solutions we utilized were the digitizing and posting of historically paper documents via web-based document management systems. Going “paperless” meant that we save tax dollars but also made it easier to complete permits, licensing, and building reviews from your phone or computer. We hired a quality improvement specialist to work with all of our departments to identify and analyze processes that could benefit from greater efficiencies, freeing up staff time to focus on being more citizen-centric. Finally, we implemented smart city technology to improve emergency management responsiveness. In the case of an emergency, we will be able to get you information in real time via our Civic Plus platform. The last building block of the foundation we focused on was value-driven innovation. All city departments led initiatives that met the criteria of increased quality services, improved resident satisfaction, and decrease costs. Programs such as the LED streetlight conversion, glass and cardboard recycling, clean fleet transition, and traffic light synchronization all increased the quality of service we can provide while saving tax dollars, staff and resident time, as well as decreased the city’s environmental impacts. These are just a few examples of some of the improvements we made during the last four years. It is extremely gratifying to look back and see how these first guiding principles shaped the focus of our efforts and how much we were able to accomplish in such a short time. I am confident we are leaving the city in a much better place and I look forward to what the next administration will accomplish. Please remember that you can always connect with us to get more information by going to our City websites and and by accessing our social media channels Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube for the latest information. To sign up for emergency notifications, visit

Bradburn Brief ..................................... 1

A Classical Holiday Concert .................. 3

Historic Sandy Walking Tour .................. 1

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

Winter Holiday Safety ........................... 2

December Jobs Corner ........................ 4

Dropping Temps = Rising Auto Theft ...... 2

Making Roads Safe During Winter......... 5

Mountain West Ballet: The Nutcracker ... 2

Christmas Tree Recycling...................... 5

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

Public Utilities Water: By the Numbers ... 5

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

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

Historic Sandy Walking Tour Did you know that there is a walking tour that will lead you through some of the original story for our great City? Sandy has a diverse history starting with the Mormon pioneers in the 1860s, becoming a mining boom town in the 1870s, and incorporating as a city in 1893 with an original population of just over 1000 people. Today, Sandy has grown to nearly 100,000 people and has been many things, from a mining town to a quiet agricultural community, a booming suburb of Salt Lake City to the strong economic and activity hub it is today in the southern Salt Lake Valley. To learn more about the City’s evolution, download the “Preservation Utah Tours” app from the app store and click on the “Sandy, Utah Historic Area” tour (Apple or Google – links below). This tour is a casual 90-minute walk with 10 stops throughout the original square mile of the City. If you have further questions about Historic Sandy, please visit the Historic Preservation Committee website at

Have a Merry Christmas! Mayor Kurt Bradburn I S S U E # 88

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Dropping Temperatures = Rising Vehicle Theft As winter approaches and temperatures fall, don’t become a victim of vehicle theft! Every year Sandy Police sees a sharp rise in auto thefts as colder temperatures appear. Nobody likes to climb into a freezing cold car on a bitter cold day. Of course, it’s tempting to get that car nice and toasty before you leave for work, but NEVER leave your running vehicle unattended. Car thieves know it’s cold too. They know your aversion to driving around in a cold car. They are ready to take advantage of you. Vehicles left running present a prime opportunity for a thief to steal your vehicle in seconds. Even with locked doors, a window can easily be broken allowing access to your vehicle. Criminals often use stolen vehicles to commit crimes. Insurance companies may not cover losses where negligence is a factor. Many newer vehicles are equipped with auto-start features that help reduce theft however, these features should still be used wisely. Additionally, warming up your vehicle for long periods of time is bad for the environment. It is also illegal in Sandy City. Help improve air quality in the valley by refraining from idling your vehicle. Idle-Free (Ordinance) Passed March 27, 2018, Sandy City's idle-free ordinance was aimed at educating residents about how they can help improve Utah's air quality by turning off their cars more often. Ordinance 18-10 amended the city's traffic code by adding a section on idling cars, which reads, “No driver shall allow a vehicle's engine to idle on public property or on a private property open to the general public within the corporate limits of Sandy City.” Reduce Theft. Reduce emissions. Don’t idle your vehicle! M O U N TA I N W E S T B A L L E T P R E S E N T S


THE THEATRE AT MOUNT JORDAN | 9400 S. 300 E. SANDY With Artistic Directors Linda Fenton, Masie Lancaster, and Christy McQuaid |Ticket prices start at $12. Reserved seating in Premium, Priority, and Regular seating available. Tickets available on our website, and the Theatre at Mount Jordan one hour prior to performances. For more information, please visit our website at



River Oaks Golf Course 9300 South Riverside Drive, Sandy, Utah (801) 568-4653

9565 S. Highland Drive, Sandy, Utah 84092 HOLIDAY HOURS

• Thursday, Dec. 23 Building Hours 6 a.m.–1 p.m. (select morning classes) • Friday, Dec. 24 Building Closed • Saturday, Dec. 25 Building Closed • Friday, Dec. 31 Building Hours 5:30 a.m.–1 p.m. (select morning classes) • Saturday, Jan. 1 Building Hours 8 a.m.–7 p.m. (select morning classes)


If you want to hit a hole in one with your present buying, we offer the best gifts for golfers to suit every budget. We always have a large selection of brand name golf clubs on sale. Choose from Titleist, Taylor Made, Callaway, Ping, and many other golf club manufacturers. In addition to golf club, we also offer golf range finders, golf bags, golf balls, golf hats, golf clothing, and golf club accessories. B A N Q U E T R O O M AT S A N D Y C I T Y



Gift Certificate Available: Four 18-holes with cart for $180 (savings of $36.00)


We are hosting Racquetball Challenge Nights on Wednesdays from 6 - 8:30 p.m. Players of all skill levels can meet up & compete with fellow players. Members: No additional fee. Non-Members: Pay the day pass at the front desk when you arrive.


Through free play, group learning, and outdoor play, we offer a variety of activities to help children learn and grow as individuals. We provide a safe learning environment that allows children to be creative and build confidence. Sept. 7, 2021 - May 20, 2022 Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. with scheduled class time. For more information, visit our website


We provide transportation to and from school. We also provide care all day for children when off school. Children enjoy games, arts and crafts, field trips, homework time, snacks, and many fun activities throughout the school year. Call to see if there is room for your child(ren) at (801) 568-4600.



Wintertime is a perfect time to make big swing changes that will give you big results in 2022. All winter long, 2016 Utah PGA Teacher of the Year, Ryan Holt, will be teaching indoor lessons at River Oaks Teaching Academy. Using high-speed video analysis, a pressure pad, and sensors that measure weight transfer. Ryan can get the most out of your swing. Whether you want big changes or just to keep the rust off, Ryan can help you. If you are looking for holiday gifts, we match and beat any price in the valley for golf equipment. Anything from soft spikes to full sets of golf clubs. We do advanced fittings for FREE with the purchase of the equipment. Gift certificates for lessons and fittings are also available. Email Ryan at or call 435-840-3102.

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 5-6 p.m.


Ages 4–18 Beginner through Advanced. Twice weekly, 4–5 p.m. Contact Whitney at (801)-440-8505 Follow Us on Social Media for Updates

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I S S U E # 88

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Middle School 1300 E, Sandy



BARRY HECKER WINTER BREAK BASKETBALL CAMP The camp is for girls and boys, grades 4-7. During the camp, participants will be taught the basic fundamentals of foot work, passing, dribbling, and shooting. Dates: Time: Cost: Location:

Dec. 27 - 29 9-11 a.m. $75 Sandy City Parks & Recreation, 440 E. 8680 S.

NOW HIRING Sport Officials/Referees/Umpires Youth $10.00 - $16.00/hour Adult $16.00 - $22.00/hour Must be 14 years old to apply

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: Spring Youth Sports Registration for Soccer, Girls Softball, Boys Baseball, & T-Ball/ Coach Pitch begins Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022


Adult Softball Registration begins Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022 (for returning 2021 spring & fall teams)


37TH ANNUAL MEN’S SNOWBALL SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT Come join us for our 37th annual Snowball Softball Tournament. Grab your friends, co-works, family members, and neighbors. Form a team and come play softball in the winter. Double elimination format. Games played with field conditions as is, rain or snow. Dates: Feb. 4 - 5 Deadline: Jan. 25 by 5 p.m. Cost: $290/Team Location: Bicentennial Park–530 E. 8680 S. Quarry Bend Park–9020 S. Quarry Bend Parkway

JR. JAZZ BASKETBALL Registration for Jr. Jazz has passed. Please visit for availability.

BASKETBALL FUN SHOT COMPETITION! Each participant will have two, one-minute rounds to score as many baskets as possible from five different shooting spots. Each shooting spot will have a different point value ranging from 2-5. Top two winners from each division advance to the regional competition. First place winners from a regional competition advance to the finals held at Vivint Smart Home Arena. Divisions will be Boys 3&4th, 5&6th, 7&8th, 9-12th, Girls 3&4th, 5&6th, 7&8th, 9-12th. Please sign up under the grade division. We will separate boys and girls. Date: Time: Cost:

Saturday, Dec. 11 For specific time frame for each division visit Free (pre-registration required)

I N P E R S O N R E G I S T R AT I O N : Sandy Parks & Recreation - 440 E. 8680 S. Monday–Friday 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. (801) 568-2900

O N L I N E R E G I S T R AT I O N : (available for most sports & programs)



Full-Time/Part-Time, Benefitted • • • •

Engineer - Public Works Professional Building Inspector Street Maintenance Worker Drainage Maintenance Worker

Part-Time, Non-benefitted • • • • •

Crossing Guard Custodian Official/Referee/Scorekeeper Recreation Site Supervisor Camp Counselors


Christmas Tree Recycling

Making Roads and Neighborhoods Safe During the Winter During the winter months, travel conditions can change quickly during a major snowstorm. Oftentimes, just getting to and from destinations like work and school can be stressful. Icy conditions can cause delays and be very dangerous. It is a priority of Sandy City to minimize the danger and to make all public areas including parks and roads safe and passable as quickly as possible. • The Public Works Department has crews prepared 24 hours a day in the event of a storm. Their priority is to make all main roads passable for schools, hospitals, fire stations, and commuter traffic. If the snow continues to fall, the city’s first goal is to keep the main roads clear. In such instances, it is unlikely that residential roads will be reached immediately because main roads must be repeatedly plowed. After main roads are cleared, they can move to other roads and residential streets depending on the size of the storm and the amount of snow fall. Please keep in mind that it could be 12-18 hours after a storm ends before a plow enters your neighborhood. • The Parks Division maintains over 90 locations for snow removal. Their priority is to clear sidewalks near city buildings and school walkways. Crews can clear snow from all paved sections of trails and jogging paths as soon as all other priority locations are safe. Depending on the size of the storm, crews may not be able to reach a location for a couple of days. • The Police Department strives to keep city streets safe during a snowstorm. They would like to remind drivers that there are parking restrictions on residential streets during the winter months from Nov. 1 through April 30. This is for the safety of the residents in that neighborhood and for the snowplow drivers who must clear the streets. Police officers can either cite vehicles or During a snowstorm, if you would like to see have them towed if they are parked on city streets during the locations for the Sandy City snowplows, a storm or within 24 hours after a storm. please go to • The Fire Department asks that residents clear areas around fire hydrants. Time is of the essence when a structure is on fire, and someone needs assistance. Hydrants are in every neighborhood and delays can come when snow or other debris blocks hydrants. Taking just a few minutes to clear around a hydrant may mean life or death in the event of a fire. Other tips for making your neighborhood safer: • Clear snow from your sidewalk within 24 hours of a storm. • Do not create a hazard by blowing or pushing snow into any city street. • Clear common areas in neighborhoods such as mailboxes, fire hydrants, or sidewalks for children walking to school. • Help the elderly or infirmed by shoveling their areas. It is our goal to clear the snow within a reasonable timeframe and quickly resolve any safety issues. For questions regarding snow removal, please call: Streets – Public Works: (801) 568-2999 Private sidewalks – Code Enforcement: (801) 568-7254 Parking issues – Police Dispatch: (801) 799-3000 City buildings, trails, sidewalks, and parking lots – Parks & Rec: (801) 568-2900



Sandy City will have areas identified at the following locations for the collection of Christmas Trees from Monday, Dec. 27, 2021, until Tuesday morning, Jan. 18, 2022 • Storm Mountain Park 11400 S. 1000 E. • Bell Canyon Park 11400 S. 1700 E. • Flat Iron Mesa Park 8600 S. 1700 E. (Lower west parking lot) • Highpoint Park 7800 S. 1000 E. • Crescent Park 11000 S. 230 E. • Wildflower Park 9939 S. Wildflower Rd. • Parks & Cemetery Shop 9120 S. 700 E. Please ensure that all lights, ornaments, tinsel, and garland are removed from the trees as well as stands. Trees that have been flocked should not be taken to any of these locations since they are not recyclable. Flocked trees can be cut into pieces and placed in your waste container. Finally, bulk waste, garbage, yard waste, and commercial dumping of trees are not acceptable. If you have any questions, call Public Works at (801) 568-2999 or Parks and Recreation at (801) 568-2900.


Since Christmas and New Year’s Day fall on a Saturday, there will be no changes to your waste collection services.

Public Utilities Water Convervation BY THE NUMBERS Water saved: • 1,360,850,000 gallons of water saved compared to this time last year (end of October) • 17% reduction in water consumption compared to this time last year (end of October) Conservation calls: • 114 calls or emails received from residents concerned about water use in Sandy • 114 efforts made by PU staff to address water use concerns Rebate Opportunities YTD: • Watersense Toilet Rebates: 95 applications • Smart Irrigation Controller Rebates: 360 applications • Flip Your Strip: o 5 completed projects w/payments processing or processed o 48 projects in process o 91 applications total • Localscapes: 8 projects in process – 22 applications total



First Aid, CPR and AED Class

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Station 31: 9010 S. 150 E.

DEC 4-21

The Nutcracker

Times Vary

The Theatre at Mount Jordan 9400 S. 300 E.

DEC 6-19

Sandy Snowman Scavenger Hunt


Facebook / Instagram


First Aid, CPR and AED Class

6 - 10 p.m.

Station 31: 9010 S. 150 E.

DEC 10

American West Symphony and Chorus 7:30 p.m. "A Classical Holiday Concert"

Eastmont Middle School: 10100 S. 1300 E.

All events subject to change due to COVID-19. Go to for more events. I S S U E # 88

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