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BRADBURN BRIEF Dear Sandy Resident, Fall is here and temperatures are finally getting cooler! It has been a hot and dry summer but thanks to the conservation efforts of Sandy residents, the city has saved hundreds of millions of gallons of water. Unfortunately, there is real risk that we will continue to face massive droughts in the future. 70 percent of residential water usage in the city comes from watering lawns. I encourage all Sandy residents to take the time this fall to learn more about water wise plants and various irrigation methods that save water. Throughout my term as Mayor, I have made police and fire compensation a priority. Neighboring cities have recently implemented pay raises for their police departments in an effort to attract qualified candidates to their departments. Sandy City takes great pride in the caliber of officers we employ. With the recent uptick in crime, it is not the time to lose good officers. Last month, the city council voted to adjust the compensation for police officers to match what neighboring cities are offering. While we will never be able to pay these men and women what they deserve, this is a vitally important decision to ensure Sandy residents will continue to receive the qualified level of public safety expected in the city. Don’t forget you can always engage with us at sandy. and and by accessing our social media channels Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter at @sandycityutah and on YouTube as @sandycityut for regularly updated information. Additionally, please sign up for city alerts at You can send me a direct email at It is an honor to serve as your Mayor! Mayor Kurt Bradburn I S S U E # 86

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

Sandy Arts: Big Fish .............................. 3

Hillside Protection Ordinance ............... 1

October Jobs Corner ............................ 3

City Council Corner .............................. 2

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

By the #s: Community Development ..... 2

Domestic Violence Awareness Month.... 4

Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety ............ 2

Fall Bulk Waste Program....................... 5

Emergency Preparedness Tips .............. 2

Sandy Visual Art Show.......................... 5

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

Trick or Treat Event ............................... 5

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

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

Code Enforcement Corner

Sensitive Area Overlay Zone: Sandy City’s “Hillside Protection Ordinance” Beginning in 1978, Sandy City first adopted an ordinance dealing with hillsides, native vegetation, waterways, and geological hazards. These are cumulatively called “Sensitive Areas”. The regulations have been modified and updated several times since 1978 and are currently regulated in the Sensitive Area Overlay Zone, or SAOZ. This could be considered the city’s “hillside protection ordinance”. The purpose of this ordinance was to address development standards for the properties that have sensitive areas. The regulations were created to provide standards, guidelines, and criteria to minimize flooding, erosion, and other environmental hazards. Also, protecting the natural scenic character of the sensitive areas is an important consideration. Some examples of the protected areas include properties that have 30 percent or greater slopes, earthquake fault lines, and rock fall hazards.

Many properties include some of these hazardous areas, such as steep slopes (30% or greater) or natural waterway. Many properties owners do not realize that there are restrictions on what they can and cannot do to these areas. More recent subdivision plats (post-1990) identify where these sensitive areas are on the lots and information about land use restrictions. This list includes some of the prohibited actions within the Sensitive Area Overlay Zone: 1. No dwelling or accessory structures shall be constructed within an average of 20 feet of a continuous hillside slope of 30 percent or greater. 2. All fences located on slopes of 30 percent or greater shall ONLY be dark brown, dark green or black vinyl coated chain link to blend in with the native landscaping. No other fence types allowed. 3. Vegetation shall ONLY be removed when necessary for the construction of approved and permitted buildings, roads, and filled areas. 4. No grading, cuts, fills, or terracing will be allowed on a continuous hillside of 30 percent or greater slope, unless otherwise determined by the Planning Commission. 5. Buildings and structures constructed in areas designated by Sandy City as Wildland—Urban Interface Areas shall be constructed using ignition-resistant construction as determined by the Fire Marshal. Any property owners considering making any adjustments to your property, please call the Community Development Department at (801) 568-7250 to find out if your property is within the Sensitive Area Overlay Zone and what the possible restrictions are. You can also read about the Sensitive Area Overlay Zone at Additionally, Sandy City has created a website that identifies what geologic hazards are found within the city boundaries: P A G E


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Seven Emergency Preparedness Tips You May Not Know: BY THE NUMBERS COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT 2021 POPULATION (2020 CENSUS) 2020 = 96,904 2010 = 87,461 Percent Change = 11% HOUSING UNITS 2020 = 34,788 (33,453 Occupied) 2010 = 29,501 (28,296 Occupied) Percent Change = 18% HOUSEHOLD SIZE 2020 = 2.9 2010 = 3.1


1. Set yourself up to receive emergency alerts and warnings in your area by visiting 2. Establish multiple emergency family meeting spots (indoor, outdoor, neighborhood, regional, and out of town locations). 3. Have a family communication plan in place. 4. Make sure everyone in your family has an "ICE" (in case of emergency) contact card. 5. Make a "go-bag" for everyone in your household. 6. Keep important documents ready/accessible to grab and go. 7. Plan an emergency outfit (remember to change this out seasonally). For more useful emergency preparedness tips and information, be sure to check out!


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9565 S. Highland Drive, Sandy, Utah 84092 PLAY & LEARN PRESCHOOL

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! Registration is now open online.


Starting up in September, Tumbling will be offered at Alta Canyon by an instructor with 15+ years of experience! • Beginner • Intermediate • Advanced For more information, email


We’re hiring for Custodians, Youth Program Counselors, and Front Desk. Must be able to work in a team environment, under pressure, and with the public. Get a free gym membership while you are employed! Make new friends, build your resume, and gain valuable life experience. For full job descriptions: Must submit applications online through Citizen Access Portal at:

River Oaks Golf Course 9300 South Riverside Drive, Sandy, Utah (801) 568-4653 BEAUTIFUL AUTUMN GOLF AT RIVER OAKS GOLF COURSE! Come enjoy one of the valley’s most beautiful golf courses. To reserve your tee time, visit us online at sandy.utah. gov/golf or call (801) 568-4653.


The Banquet Facility located in the River Oaks Clubhouse is one of the most popular venues in the valley. Our friendly staff will make your special event memorable and worry free. Family dinner, receptions, weddings, and golf tournaments will enjoy a fabulous view of our pristine golf course along the heavily wooded Jordan River. Adjacent to the banquet room, the River Oaks Café offers excellent grilled food and golf fare. We cater all events on location and offer a large variety of menu items. For more information, call Kelly Christensen at (801) 231-5250. North Range facility is open all month for late season practice. Come down and hit a bucket of balls or use our practice green and bunker to improve your short game! I S S U E # 86

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OCTOBER JOBS CORNER Full-Time/Part-Time, Benefitted

Part-Time, Non-benefitted

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Justice Court Clerk Lateral Police Officer Professional Building Inspector Street Maintenance Worker

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



October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

PARK S & RE C R EAT I O N NOW HIRING Sport Officials/Referees/Umpires Youth $10–$16/hour Adult $16– $22/hour Must be 14 years old to apply

JR. JAZZ BASKETBALL Registration for the 2021–22 Jr. Jazz Basketball began Sept. 13. More information available at

TURKEY TROT 5K RUN Register now for our Annual Turkey Trot 5K on Nov. 13. Time: 10 a.m. Location: Lone Peak Park (Gazebo), 10140 S. 700 E. Registration Fee: $25/individual or $20/family or groups Registration Deadline In-person Wednesday, Nov. 10 at 5 p.m. Online Registration: Closes on Thursday, Nov. 11 at 7 a.m. Packet pick-up: Friday, Nov. 12 from 8 a.m.–5 p.m., 440 E. 8680 S Late Registration: Nov. 12–13, in-person only! Late Registration Fee: $30/individual or $25/family or groups Day of race registration at Lone Peak Park from 9 a.m.–9:45 a.m. To register or for more information visit

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: Spring Youth Sports Registration Registration for Soccer, Girls Softball, Boys Baseball, and T-Ball/Coach Pitch begins Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022 Adult Softball Registration begins Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022 (for returning 2021 spring & fall teams)

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)



Fall is upon us, and Sandy City and the Sandy Police Department want to remind you that October is National Domestic Violence Awareness month. Domestic violence affects many in our community and often goes unreported. It continues to be a critical time for victims and survivors, and it is important for our community to be able to understand and recognize domestic violence. Help us take a stand against domestic violence and remind victims and survivors alike they are not alone. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), domestic violence occurs in all communities regardless of age, economic status, sexual orientation, gender, race, religion, or nationality. Domestic violence is not just physical abuse. Many times, domestic violence is emotional/psychological/verbal abuse, financial abuse, sexual abuse, digital abuse, and stalking. Two major elements prevalent in all domestic violence relationships are power and control. The National Domestic Violence Hotline website and the NCADV website share some warning signs of someone being in an abusive relationship. Those warning signs are: • The individual is constantly worrying about making their partner angry. • The individual makes excuses about their partner’s behavior. • The individual has unexplained marks or injuries. • The individual has become isolated and no longer spends time with friends/family. • The individual has lessened communication via telephone, text, social media, etc. • The individual is limited in the money they can spend. According to the National Domestic Violence It’s important to remember Hotline, on average, it takes a victim seven times domestic violence occurs in cycles: to leave an abusive relationship before leaving for good. Further, leaving is the most dangerous time for a victim/survivor because the abuser is losing what control they had. Even if you are not ready to leave, there are resources available tot you. These agencies can assist you in planning a path to emotional and physical safety and live a life free from abuse. Please help us take a stand against domestic violence within our community and our state. Learn about Sarah M. Buell’s “Fifty Obstacles to Leaving, a.k.a., Why Abuse Victims Stay” at: images/50_Obstacles.pdf. For more information about the signs of domestic violence, the signs of an abuser, the cycle of domestic violence, safety planning and other important material and statistics, please visit the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence at: If you have questions about supports or are seeking supports, organizations, and resources in our community, please feel free to contact the Sandy Police Department Victim Advocate’s Office at: (801) 568-4627, (801) 568-4628 or (801) 568-7283. If you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship and/or is in danger, please call the Sandy Police Department at (801) 799-3000, The National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233, 1-800-787-3224 (TTY), or visit their website at: Make a difference is someone’s life and take a stand against domestic violence.

Fall Bulk Waste Program – Items of Importance 1. It is critical that debris and contaminants stay out of our storm water system. 2. Place waste curbside no sooner than 72 hours prior to your scheduled collection date. 3. Do not put waste against a fence, utility box, or storm water inlet grate. 4. Place green waste in one pile and general waste in another pile in front of your home. Tree limbs should be cut into 4-ft lengths and stumps should not be greater than 18 inches in diameter. 5. Lawnmowers and other similar items must have the oil and gasoline removed. 6. Items containing Freon (refrigerators, freezers, and air conditioners) must have the chemical removed by a professional and a copy of the receipt must be attached to it. 7. We do not accept rocks, concrete, gravel, dirt, sod, construction debris such as shingles, glass, sheetrock, or items considered hazardous. 8. If you hire a landscaper or carpenter to do work at your home, they are responsible for removing contractor debris.




OCT. 1-16

Big Fish

7:30 p.m.

The Theater at Mount Jordan

OCT. 2

John Legend

7 p.m.

Sandy Amphitheater

OCT. 12–22

Sandy Visual Art Show

Sandy Senior Center

OCT. 22

Trick or Treat Event

6–8 p.m.

Sandy Amphitheater

NOV. 3

First Aid, CPR, and AED Class

9 a.m.–1 p.m.

Station 31: 9010 S 150 E

NOV. 4

First Aid, CPR, and AED Class

3:30–6:30 p.m.

Station 31: 9010 S 150 E

NOV. 17

First Aid, CPR, and AED Class

6–10 p.m.

Station 31: 9010 S 150 E

DEC. 1

First Aid, CPR, and AED Class

9 a.m.–1 p.m.

Station 31: 9010 S 150 E

DEC. 8

First Aid, CPR, and AED Class

6–10 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 # 86

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