Sandy City Newsletter | March 2023

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Dear Sandy Resident, Neighbor Check and Pace of Progress

On New Year’s Day, Sandy City awoke to a big surprise from Mother Nature. e new year began with a three-day storm that produced the most accumulation in Utah’s 20-year history. It was welcome news for reducing our drought conditions, but the heavy, wet snow resulted in broken tree limbs and an icy, slushy mess on roads and sidewalks.

Our entire eet of plows and drivers worked around the clock to try and keep our streets clear during the storm cycle. And it wasn’t just Public Works dealing with the storm’s impact; Public Utilities, Parks and Recreation, Police, and Fire crews were also in action.

Sandy City was probably the hardest hit urban community along the Wasatch Front. As the snow piled up even after it was cleared, we were reminded the priority of street plowing – addressing the main arteries rst, and ultimately moving into our cul-de-sacs. Snowmageddon 2023 came as a big challenge even for our force which is experienced with big storms.

Your Sandy City team is working to provide the services expected every day in a rst-class community like ours. We commit to doing our very best to maintain our status as one of the best cities in the nation. However, government can’t and shouldn’t deliver all of our services.

Our winter storms this year have reminded us to pull together to care for one another. at’s where good neighbors come in. I tip my hat to those of you who saw a need and responded during the storms. I heard so many stories and personally witnessed examples of neighbors helping neighbors: shoveling a sidewalk, grabbing a chain saw and removing a broken tree limb, or clearing someone’s access to a driveway. e recent storms have shown Sandy cares about our neighbors.

We want to help you connect with your neighbors, so we’ve renewed our Neighbor Check initiative. A few simple steps will make it easier to nd those who need help

and are willing to help. If you need assistance or know of someone who does, this tool is also for you.

Nextdoor App

First, consider joining “Nextdoor.” Nextdoor is an app for your phone or computer facilitating conversations among neighbors. Someone might need a recommendation for services. Somebody might share information about a suspicious event in their area. Neighbors can also share whether they need help or are willing to give help. You could ask for help running a simple errand, help with pet care, or shoveling a walk. is is one simple way for residents to look out for one another.

Neighborhood Email Group

Neighbors might also consider establishing an email group with threads to share information and check in periodically.

Get to Know your Neighbor

Perhaps the simplest tool is just being observant. Get to know your immediate neighbors. Learn their interests and needs.

We still have a small town feel where people care and connect. People will be there when there’s a need. We hope this initiative will help foster those connections.

Another way to help your city is to get involved in an e ort that will shape our future growth. We just launched Sandy’s “Pace of Progress,” to update our general planthe plan that will guide our city for the next few decades. Sandy’s current general plan was originally written in 1979. at’s the year McDonalds’ Happy Meals were introduced, Jimmy Carter was president, and a dozen eggs cost 86 cents. Much has changed since then… and much will change over the next fty years.

By updating our master plan, we are creating guidelines to manage where and how we grow. We’ll determine where diverse housing options work, and where parks, trails, and

open space will remain. We’ll address our changing transportation needs as well as our infrastructure needs. is is an opportunity for us to collaborate. As local leaders, we want your input to build a future that works for all of us. Get involved by visiting our website

We had a great open house in January and we will continue to discuss the general plan in public meetings and town halls throughout the year. You’ll nd these events on our website, ere, you’ll also nd an interactive map that allows you to click on an area and add an idea or view and respond to others’ suggestions on what we should improve and what we should preserve. If you’re a resident, we want your input!

Together, we can do great things. Whether it’s something as historic as creating a new general plan for the entire city or as small as lending a hand to a neighbor, we’re one Sandy. We work together.

Yours in Service, Mayor Monica Zoltanski

P A G E 1 ISSUE #101 MARCH – APRIL 2023 IN THIS ISSUE: Z News 1 Sandy Police Records Division 2 Elementary School Art Show 2 Disney's Descendants: The Musical 2 Board Members Needed 2 Alta Canyon Sports Center 3 35th Anniversary Concert 3 River Oaks Golf Course 3 Parks & Recreation 4 Sandy Service Ambassador Program 4 One Sandy Awards Winners 4 2023 Municipal Elections 5 Storm Water & Spring Runoff 5 2022 Recycling Bene ts 5 HR Jobs Corner 5 Emergency Comms System Test 5 Bulk Waste Program 5 By the Numbers: Public Works 6 Seat Belt Statistics 6 Calendar of Events 6
Photo contest winner: Courtney Wolfe

Working in the Records Division can be mentally and emotionally di cult due to the reports and accompanying media (photos/video) we’re exposed to. ankfully we have each other to lean on. We spend most of our waking hours together and we truly are family. With a lot of us having strong personalities and opinions, there is never a dull moment in here! During the times when our jobs are hard and burn out is high, it’s the people we work with that make it worth it. So, let’s get into it! Here is some insight into who we are and what we do!

e Sandy Police Records Division is comprised of 11 employees. Together we handle the processing, review, release, and retention of all Police reports, citations, photographs, audio, and video, as well as providing background checks, letters of good conduct, and alcohol work cards for servers and entertainers.

e Division is split into 2 teams that oversee di erent duties:

e Report Review Team receives and processes all case reports, misdemeanor citations, tra c accidents, and attachments for the department. ey review each case to ensure all the o enses are being captured and stated properly to the FBI for NIBRS (National Incident Based Reporting System) compliance and crime reporting (Wonder where they get the statistics for safest city ranking? at’s what we provide). ey also forward case reports based on guidelines to di erent government agencies such as DCFS, Adult Protective Services, Adult Probation and Parole, as well as city o ces such as Risk Management, the Prosecutor’s O ce, and the Tra c Engineer. To complete these job duties, each Records Specialist must have an in-depth knowledge of what constitutes each o ense, what additional requirements are needed on each case, depending on the circumstances, and what cases need to be sent where.

e Information Team deals with the release of information to the public and other government agencies requesting records. ey must have knowledge of GRAMA (Government Records Access and Management Act) Law in order to determine what information can be released, and to whom. Police records are classi ed as private/ protected under GRAMA. ey are not considered public records. Each request must be reviewed to determine if the requestor is entitled to the record, has been given authority by an entitled party, and what portions of the record can be released. Protecting active investigations from being compromised and protecting the privacy of the individuals involved in our police reports is paramount to us. e Information Team processes all the tra c citations and must ensure all information needed has been included on the citation and that it is led by the 4th business day after the citation is issued. We answer all incoming phone calls and assist the public in the lobby, where we encounter a wide variety of individuals. We could write a very entertaining book detailing the daily interactions over the phone and in person. No two days are the same!

And nally, just some statistics for anyone that enjoys them: On average, the Report Review Team processes more than 850 case reports a month, including over 100 misdemeanor citations (criminal). e Information Team processes almost 800 tra c citations per month and release over 830 cases per month.

Disney’s Descendants: The Musical Coming to Sandy

Attention all Disney fans! e Sandy Arts Guild is proud to present their youth musical production of Disney’s Descendants, the Musical from March 23-25. It is a must-see for anyone who loves the magic of Disney.

e show follows the lives of the children of Disney’s classic villains and heroes as they navigate their way through life outside of their famous (and infamous) parents’ shadows. ey learn to appreciate the values of goodness and friendship despite their di erences. As they navigate their new lives, the villain kids must also face challenges, including the threat of their parents' evil schemes to reclaim their power. With the help of their new friends, they must learn to believe in themselves and defeat their evil parents, while discovering their own paths and identities. With music, dance, and a captivating storyline, Disney’s Descendants will transport you to a world of enchantment and wonder.

e talented young cast of the Sandy Arts Guild will leave you spellbound by their talents! With its high-energy musical numbers and charming storyline, this show will delight audiences of all ages. It is a great opportunity to introduce young children to the magic of theater!

Get your tickets now to experience the magic of Disney’s Descendants: e Musical, brought to you by the talented young performers of the Sandy Arts Guild. Escape reality and be transported to a world of music, dance, and adventure. Only 4 shows from March 23 - 25 at e eater at Mount Jordan. Tickets at


Elementary School Art Show

March 16 - 24, 2023

The Shops at South Town

Do you want to have an impact on the arts in Sandy? Join the Sandy Arts Guild board! We are always looking for passionate people to help shape future programming and assist with our events!

To inquire, please email

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Scan for tickets & info!
MARCH 23 - 25 tiCkets & info: sAndyARts.CoM

9565 S. Highland Drive, Sandy, Utah 84092


Alta Canyon is hiring for several positions.

To see the full list, visit


Open registration will begin Mar. 9 at 6:30 a.m.

Kinder Camp for ages 3-5

Summer Camp for ages 5-11

Rebel Camp for ages 11-15

Make sure you get your spot before it lls up. Create your account ahead of time so that on March 9, at 6:30 a.m., you can log in & get camp added to your cart and check out before space is lled.


Play & Learn Camp for ages 3-5


Educational, fun and a ordable classes and camps!


Learn how to e ectively prevent and respond to water emergencies with the American Red Cross lifeguard training.


American Red Cross training instructors are an elite group of professionals who teach valuable lifesaving skills to an average of more than 9 million people each year. Take this course to prepare for being a Lifeguard Instructor. Learn to teach others how to e ectively prevent and respond to water emergencies.


Earn your certi cation to teach American Red Cross swimming and water safety, and gain the skills needed to teach courses and make presentations to swimmers of every age and ability.


ACES swim team is designed to give swimmers an opportunity to compete at all skill levels. From beginning swim team to advanced, ACES o ers something for every level.

River Oaks Golf Course

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


Opening March 1, 2023 (weather permitting)


Come and join our adult golf leagues. Men’s League begins Tuesday, March 7, 2023, Women’s, and Co-ed leagues begin Monday, April 3, 2023. Register Now. For more information, call (801) 568-4653 or visit


Time to schedule your golf tournament. Call the pro shop to con rm a date (801) 568-4650.


Our programs are taught by PGA Professionals: Todd Tanner & Stacey Jones.

Our 1- and 2-hour programs are held once a week. Each class has a 5:1 student to instructor ratio. Students are placed in a class based on their age and skill level. Each program includes short game practice, range balls, in-depth instruction, video analysis and on-course playing time. For more information, call (801) 980-0162.

Listed below are our 9-week Spring programs:

Ages: 4–18 years

Level: Beginner –Intermediate –Advanced

Times: 3–7 p.m. Time slots



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.

Start Date: Monday, Apr. 3. League Members can book tee times 8 days in advance.

Fees: $40 Annual Fee ($80 for Co-Ed)

Weekly Cost: $5 per person on top of the applicable green and cart fees. For more info and to sign-up visit


e vision of the Men’s Association is to provide a golf environment of friendly competition and enjoyment.

Start Date: Tuesday, March 7

Association Fees: $40

Green Fees 9-hole: $19 walking $29 to ride

Weekly event fee: $5

Skins: $5 Skins, Duece’s $5 (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:

P A G E 3 ISSUE #101 MARCH – APRIL 2023
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Youth Soccer registration deadline is past. Please call for availability.


Sport Age Cost Registration Deadline

Boys Baseball 8–10 $58–$68

Girls Softball 8–12 $52–$62

Coed T-ball/Coach Pitch 4–7 $35–$45

April 16

April 16

April 16

Adult Softball Adult $575/team Feb. 25

(Returning 2022 Sandy Teams)

New Teams – Registration Begins Feb. 26 until full


Must be at least 14 years old. Work schedule exibility. GREAT PAY!


(Ages 3–8) Sponsored by Utah Avalanche Soccer Club is is a 5-week program where each week builds on learnings from the previous weeks. Curriculum for the various groups will be modi ed based on current skill levels of the players in an age group.

Cost: $25

Session Dates: Mon– April 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8

Tues– April 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9

Time: 5-6 p.m. 3-5 years old Mon OR Tues 6-7 p.m. 6-8 years old Mon OR Tues

Location: Lone Peak Park - 10140 S.700 E.

Registration includes an Academy T-shirt & a soccer ball. Please bring water! For more information visit us at

2023 5K RACES

We o er a “family discount” to immediate family members with three or more people registering from the same household. We also o er a “group discount” for those representing a business, organization, etc. To be eligible for a group discount there must be a minimum of ve (5) participants. ese discounts are available online. When registering online you must register at the same time in the same transaction to receive the discount.

• 5K Fiesta Saturday, April 29 River Oaks

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

• Midnight Moon 5K Saturday, Aug. 4 Alta Canyon Sports Center

• Turkey Trot 5K Saturday, Nov. 11 Lone Peak Park


Ages: 7 to 13 (children over 12 must have a shing license)

Class Begins: May 3

Day: Wednesday

Time: Session 1: 5:30-6:45 p.m.

Session 2: 7-8:15 p.m.

Cost: $20 (resident) $30 (non-resident)

Fishing pole can be purchased for an additional $15

Location: Grandpa’s Pond-900 W. Shields Lane (10000 S.)

Online Registration:

For more information visit us at

ank You for choosing Sandy Parks and Recreation!



Sandy Service Ambassador Program

Our new Sandy Service Ambassador Program launched in January. is program provides another opportunity for residents to connect more with the city, learn about the city processes, give feedback to city sta , and share information with their neighbors.

We are happy to announce the new Sandy Service Ambassadors:

• Barbara Blodgett

• Dave Egelund

• Cathy Spuck

• Bruce Cline

• Sean Kowallis

• Paul Corlett

• Angie Pe er

• Patricia ompson

• Scott Drysdale

• Melissa Schaefer

• Mona Vollmer

As this program moves forward, the need to add more ambassadors may arise. If you are interested in serving as an ambassador in the future, please sign up at sandy.utah. gov/myalerts to receive noti cations for when we have openings.

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2023 Municipal Elections

It’s time again for a Municipal Election. Municipal elections are held every other year in the odd years. A Primary Election, if needed, will be August 15, 2023, and the General Election is November 7, 2023.

ere are four seats up for election:

District 2

District 4

At-Large (2 seats)

Candidate ling dates are June 1 – 7, 2023. Candidates must le in person in the Sandy City Recorder’s O ce during regular business hours, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Closed Saturday and Sunday.

ere is a $50 ling fee.

To qualify to run for o ce, you must:

• Be a United States citizen at the time of ling

• Be a registered voter of the municipality

• Be a resident of Sandy City for twelve (12) consecutive months prior to the election

• Not be a convicted felon unless the right to hold elective o ce has been restored

For more information, please visit the Sandy City website,

Storm Water and Spring Runo

As we look forward to Spring, keep in mind that as the snowpack begins to melt there is potential for fast moving storm water. Safety is the number one goal. If you see a problem with a storm drain, grate, or inlet, please call Public Utilities at 801-352-4400.

“Nothing is ever worth injury or loss of life” - Ted Ketten Drainage Supervisor

Also, our City parks double as storm water retention/detention ponds during storm events. Because storm water is not treated, there is great potential for the water to carry pollutants. Please refrain from walking, kayaking, and playing in the ponds.


P A G E 5 ISSUE #101 MARCH – APRIL 2023
It is critical that debris and contaminants stay out of our storm water system. Residents will be cited for violation. For a full list of accepted items, visit: If you have any questions about the program, please call Sandy Public Works at (801) 568-2999 If you are interested in our year-round dumpster program for remodeling projects, visit
a reminder text or email of your upcoming Bulk Waste pick-up date? Visit
FOR SANDY RESIDENTS ONLY This service is not available to businesses, apartments, condos, mobile home parks or residents of Salt Lake County.
soil or sod.
• Rocks, concrete, gravel, dirt,
• Construction debris, such as sheet rock, tiles, glass, roofing materials, or bricks. • Vehicle parts, tires, or propane
• Oil,
batteries, paint, flammable, toxic or hazardous chemicals. For disposal of household or hazardous waste, call Salt Lake County health department at (385) 468-3862.
Sandy City WILL NOT pick up Hauling bulk waste to another location is considered illegal dumping. If you see this, please get the license plate number and contact the Police Dept at (801) 799-3000. CURB ROAD Don’t block traffic 2 feet into road 3 feet from storm drain 6 ft. wide 20 ft. long Don’t block driveways GUTTER / DITCH Storm Drain SIDEWALK DRIVEWAY 4 ft. tall BULK WASTE AREA
Items containing refrigerant, such as Freon (refrigerators, freezers, and air conditioners) must have the chemical removed by a professional, and a copy of the receipt must be attached to the
To see all available openings visit: Full Time, Benefitted • Street Maintenance Worker • Lateral Fire ghter EMT/Paramedic Part-Time, Non-Benefitted/Seasonal • Crossing Guard • Recreation Site Supervisor • O cial/Referee • Custodian

By the Numbers: Public Works - 2022

• Spring/Fall Bulk Waste Loads Collected: 4,457

• Dumpsters Requested By Sandy Residents: 783

• Curbside Material Recycled: 2,808 Tons

• Residential Solid Waste Collected: 34,694 Tons

• Glass Recycled: 170.8 Tons


• Overall Street System (Good/Better Condition): 86.9%

• Trees Trimmed: 4,827

• Excavation Permits Issued: 524

• Street Signs Replaced: 92

• Snow Plowing: 25,948 Miles

• Street Sweeping: 10,973 Miles

• Fleet Size: 625 assets




All events subject to change due to COVID-19. Go to for more events.

P A G E 6 Mar 2 Planning Commission 6:15 p.m. City Council Chambers Mar 2 Babysitting Academy (Registration required) 3:30 - 6:30 p.m. Station 31: 9010 S 150 E re Mar 4 Sandy Ninja Warrior Kids Edition 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Impact Ninja Gym: 10250 State St. Mar 15 BeReadySandy Meeting 6 - 7 p.m. City Council Chambers Mar 16 Planning Commission 6:15 p.m. City Council Chambers Mar 16 - 24 Elementary School Art Show The Shops at South Town Mar 18 The American West Symphony 35th Anniversary Concert 7:30 p.m. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Mar 23 Waterwise Landscaping I - Intro To Localscapes 7 - 8 p.m. City Hall Multi-purpose Room Mar 23 - 25 Disney’s Descendants, The Musical The Theater at Mount Jordan Mar 29 First Aid, CPR and AED Class (Registration required) 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. Station 31: 9010 S 150 E re Mar 30 Waterwise Landscaping II - Localscapes University 7 - 8 p.m. City Hall Multi-purpose Room Apr 6 Planning Commission 6:15 p.m. City Council Chambers Apr 6 Creating Waterwise Parkstrips 7 - 8 p.m. City Hall Multi-purpose Room Apr 11 - May 16 Community Emergency Response Training (C.E.R.T.) (Registration required) 6 – 8:30 p.m. Station 31: 9010 S 150 E re Apr 19 BeReadySandy Meeting 6 - 7 p.m. City Council Chambers Apr 19 First Aid, CPR and AED Class (Registration required) 6 - 10 p.m. Station 31: 9010 S 150 E re Apr 20 Planning Commission 6:15 p.m. City Council Chambers Apr 20 Planting Bed Design 7 - 8 p.m. City Hall Multi-purpose Room Apr 27 Plants For Utah Landscapes 7 - 8 p.m. City Hall Multi-purpose Room
29 Fiesta 5K 9 - 11 a.m. River Oaks Golf Course