Sandy City Newsletter | September 2022

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

National Preparedness Month ...........5

Sandy Passport Office .......................2

HR Jobs Corner.................................5

We Are Sandy: Sandy Senior Center ...2

Fall 2022 Bulk Waste Program...........6

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

Sandy Amp 2022 Season ..................6

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

Singing Adventure for Kids .................6

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

Sandy Arts: Spelling Bee ....................6

Volunteer Highlight: Paul Paris ...........4

Sandy Community Development: By the Numbers ................................7

Home Fire Escape Plan .....................5

Calendar of Events............................7

Photo contest winner: Lenin Gomez Avile

Z News Dear Sandy Resident,

Kids are back to school, and I think I can hear the collective cheers of parents across the city! Even though summer is over, there are still a lot of fun activities going on in Sandy City. I am very excited about the return of the horse parade at the Heritage Festival in Historic Sandy on September 10 at 10 a.m., Main Street Park (90 East 8720 South). There will be live music, a car show, food trucks, booths, and inflatables for the kids. This is a free event, and all are welcome! You may have heard in the news there have been major changes in the Sandy Fire Department. Regrettably, Sandy is losing some very talented firefighters to neighboring agencies who’ve made offers they can’t refuse. It’s tough out there, with every department in the valley competing for a shrinking pool of skilled firefighters and paramedics. Sandy residents should know we are putting our full attention to solutions and shoring up resources to support our ranks. On July 8, I directed our fire chief to begin staffing three firefighters per engine, a long-requested and significant change to improve safety, efficiency, and on-site command on emergency response. This change has created swift and certain improvements to public safety and the safety of our firefighters themselves. We need to make this change permanent. That means hiring personnel to fill 8 new positions, as well as filling the vacancies of those leaving Sandy. This won’t happen overnight, and it won’t come without increased costs to our residents. But we will do what’s needed to create transparency with our residents and provide the work environment, safety standards, and career opportunity for our firefighters who put their lives on the line for us each day.

Like we’ve done when police needed our investment last year, we will get it done right by working together. In fact, there’s been a lot of progress already in the weeks since this change was instituted. Your mayor and city council have announced support for additional fire personnel and other fire resources. We are fully committed to delivering outstanding professional fire emergency services that Sandy residents expect and deserve. Did you know Sandy City does not have a flag? We have a city logo but it’s time we formally adopt a flag. We need your help! We are looking for your ideas for a new flag that represents the history, culture, and community of Sandy City. All submitted designs will be reviewed and the winner will be chosen by the Sandy City Flag Design Review Committee. Remember to keep the design simple, using images and colors that contain meaningful symbolism. Use no more than three basic colors and avoid lettering or seals. This contest is open to all Sandy residents and each participant may submit up to 3 flag designs. The contest closes on October 15th and can be submitted at I will be holding public office hours for residents every first Thursday of the month from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. To schedule a meeting during public office hours, please contact Cortney Kuntz at If you are a Facebook user, please take a minute to follow the Sandy Mayor Monica Zoltanski page. Social media is a quick and convenient way to share with residents the daily goings on in the Mayor’s office. It is also a great way to bring attention to any matters that need immediate action. The focus of my efforts as Mayor is 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 For all of the ways to connect with us, visit You can always connect to our City websites and SandyNow. com 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 To request a meeting or appearance with the mayor, fill out the meeting request form at Yours in Service, Mayor Monica Zoltanski

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We are Sandy: Sandy Senior Center Quarterly Corner: Sandy Passport Office WHO WE ARE

If you have fall or winter trips planned and need a passport, plan early and schedule your appointment. Processing time for passports is 8-11 weeks for routine service and 5-7 weeks for expedited service. These processing times begin the day the U.S. Department of State receives your application at a passport agency or center, not the day you apply or mail your application. These are the same processing times whether you are renewing your passport or applying for the first time. Did you know you can renew your adult (10 year) passport on your own? You do not need to come to City Hall to renew. You can fill out your DS-82 form, submit your most recent passport, a new passport photo, and a check and mail it directly to the passport center. You can renew your passport if you can answer “yes” to all 5 statements below about your passport: 1. You have your passport in your possession to submit with your application 2. It’s undamaged other than normal wear and tear 3. Your passport was issued when you were age 16 or older 4. Was issued within the last 15 years (expired less than five years) 5. Was issued in your current name or can document your name change For more information, please visit:

The latest demographics show Americans are living longer than ever. Those who reach the age of 65 can expect to live another 1820 years, if not more. How people spend this time factors into the quality of life they experience. So,how will you spend your time? Sandy Senior Center is often described as a college campus for seniors, a place to invigorate the mind, sustain the body, and share pleasantries. The Center offers a wide variety of programs, services, and activities that promote physical, intellectual, and emotional wellbeing for those aged 60 +, and their companions. Each month the Center publishes a newsletter that includes current programs and activities, the lunch menu, and special events. This information is also available on the Center website. Better yet, drop by and ask for a newsletter and a tour. Staff are happy to oblige. The Center operates under a joint agreement between Salt Lake County and Sandy City. The City owns and maintains the building and the grounds, and provides the custodian, the Center bus, and the driver. Staff from Salt Lake County Aging & Adult Services provide programming and services, as well as the day-to-day management of the Center. The agreement, now in its twentyfifth year, is a worthy example of successful inter-governmental collaboration.

STAFF Charles Otis, Manager Maggie Steele, Office Specialist Vicki Arcado, Tai Chi Instructor Cassy Christensen, Cook & Yoga Instructor Mariela Huitron, Custodian

Cindy DeLao, Center Programming Coordinator Rebekah Bowen, Office Specialist Bart Bartholoma, Dance Instructor Trish Grey, Wood Carving & Ceramics Instructor Scott Hess, Bus Driver

CONTACT INFO Center location: Center hours: Center Telephone: Center Web Site

9310 South 1300 East Sandy, Utah 84121 Monday – Friday, 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM. 385-468-3410

WHAT WE DO The Center is a gathering place for those who want to remain engaged and vital, as active participants in their own lives. The energy in the Center is discernable. Folks are busy staying fit, trying new dance steps, throwing clay on a pottery wheel, conversing with friends over coffee after yoga, boogieing to live music by the house band, or partaking in another numerous activities offered at the Center. For those seeking a quieter experience, the Center has an in-house library, fitness room with individual weight and cardio machines, billiards room, puzzle table, Wi-Fi, a large, covered deck with a view of the Oquirrh Mountains, a thrift store, and a large lobby with many comfortable chairs. Coffee/tea/cocoa are available in the café M-F, 7:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

WHAT WE OFFER There are over 40 activities to participate in across a wide range of topics: HEALTH & NUTRITION Health Screenings Arthritis Workshops Haircuts, Chinese Support Group Dementia Support Group

COMPUTERS Windows, Mac OS iPad, Photo Shop, Internet Facebook, iPhone & Android Laptop & PC troubleshooting

EDUCATION Conversational Spanish Conversational Chinese AARP Driver Education Current Events Group Free Thinkers Group Shakespeare Readers

ARTS & CRAFTS Wood Carving, Ceramics Oil & Watercolor Painting Pottery-wheel, Band, and Raku Porcelain Dolls, Stained Glass Hooks and Needles Knitting Club Learn Guitar, String Orchestra

GAMES Billiards, Mahjong Pinochle, Table Tennis Puzzle Table, Bingo

CLUBS & SOCIAL Monthly Sandy Library Book Club Volunteer Opportunities Morning Coffee/Tea/Cocoa Bi-weekly Book Club, Thrift Store Camera Club

DANCE & EXERCISE Early Morning Fitness Class, Fit N’ Trim Exercise Class Arthritis Exercise Class, Yoga, Chair Yoga, Tai Chi Gym w/Cardio and Weight Machines Ballroom Dancing, Hula Dancing, Line Dancing Square Dancing, Belly Dancing, Drums Alive



MEALS Hot Lunch, 11:30-12:15, M-F Special Meals and Monthly Special Events

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

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

Sept. 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. See website for more information. Visit River Oaks 18-hole Golf Course in Sandy City, centrally located in the heart of the Salt Lake Valley with unique proximity to the Jordan River. With water or wetlands in play on almost every hole, a premium is placed on accuracy from tee shots to approach shots. With a par of 70 and a total length of just over 6500 yards from the championship tees, River Oaks offers something for every golfer and every skill level. Top amateurs love to test their abilities and rave about the playability of our course and the quality of our greens! B A N Q U E T R O O M AT S A N D Y C I T Y




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. Give your child the best! Sign up online. Schools: Brookwood, Granite, Park Lane, Quail Hollow, Silver Mesa, and Willow Canyon.


Do you have experience working with children? We are NOW HIRING! Part-time flexible hours, we're seeking individuals who will assist in the successful operation of our Before & After School program. Come work with us and help make a difference in our community. Check it out at:


Date: Time:

$13 per dog with owner $3 per additional dog Sept. 10 & Sept. 17 9 a.m. to 12 noon


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.

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The front nine at River Oaks winds alongside the Jordan River and accompanying wetlands. With two par 5’s and some short par 4’s there are opportunities for scoring, but the front nine is considered the harder of two nines. If you look hard enough, you may see an eagle or even a fox. There are many species of wildlife that call River Oaks home. The back nine is by far the most popular stretch of the holes. With several elevation changes and a more secluded feel, our back nine demands focus and attention on every shot. With the addition of the popular Sandy City Urban Fishery adjacent to holes twelve and thirteen, the back nine is a scenic and pleasant way to spend your time. After a round of golf at River Oaks, enjoy a cold drink and a meal at our café and snack bar. Browse our full service and well stocked pro shop or utilize our state-of-the-art practice facility which is one of the best in the state. Our friendly staff can give you a lesson or fit you with the latest in golf equipment.

2017-2018 GOLF DIGEST’S BEST INSTRUCTOR IN STATE LIST: RYAN HOLT From club fitting standpoint, using the trackman ensures that you get the correct club head and shaft combination that will help you hit the ball the longest that your club head will allow. Plus, you get to see the ball fly outside, not into a net. Fittings are FREE! If you purchase the club from River Oaks. Otherwise, they are $80.




FALL PICKLEBALL TOURNAMENT Dates: Time: Cost: Divisions: Deadline:

Friday & Saturday, Sept. 30 & Oct. 1 Friday late afternoon/evening Saturday 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Times are estimated and subject to change $50/team Men’s, Women’s, and Coed Doubles Until Full

TURKEY TROT 5K RUN Register now for our Annual Turkey Trot 5K on Nov. 12. 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, November 9 at 5 p.m. 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: Nov. 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. ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR ALL PROGRAMS: PARKS & RECREATION JOB OPENINGS:

Sandy Parks & Recreation

Volunteer Highlight: Paul Paris NOW HIRING Sport Officials/Referees/Umpires. ¬$12.00 – $18.00/hour Must be 14 years old to apply

JUNIOR JAZZ BASKETBALL Registration for the 2022-23 Junior Jazz Basketball begins Sept. 12. More detailed information available Registration Deadline for all grades: November 13 Grades: Kindergarten (Rookie League), 1st & 2nd, 3rd & 4th, 5th & 6th, 7th & 8th, 9th & 10th, 11th & 12th

YOUTH FLAG FOOTBALL Registration includes 10 game season, uniform, pictures, staff, field maintenance, and league operations. Games are scheduled through September and October, weather permitting. Teams are organized by elementary school areas (10 players per team). Age/Days: U9 Tuesday & Thursday U11 Mondays & Wednesday Cost: $62 Location: Lone Peak Park 10140 S. 700 E.

FALL SANDY SOCCER ACADEMY Instructors and staff will be provided by Utah Avalanche Soccer Club. Each week we build on what’s learned from the previous weeks. Curriculum for the various age groups will be modified based on current skill levels of the players in an age group. Registration includes Academy t-shirt and soccer ball. Day/Time: Mondays & Tuesday /5 p.m. & 6 p.m. Dates: Mondays: Sept. 12, 19, 26, Oct. 3, 10. Tuesdays: Sept. 13, 20, 27, Oct. 4, & 11 Age: 3-8 years old Location: Lone Peak Park 10140 S. 700 E.



Paul Paris is a volunteer pickleball instructor for Sandy Parks and Recreation. Paul and his wife, Brenda, traveled from their home in Rhode Island to Sandy for the first time for the 2002-03 ski season. They really enjoyed it and decided to return for the following year’s season. After leaving retirement to work for a few more years, Paul and Brenda returned for a third ski season. On that trip in 2008, after hearing about good golf and summer weather, Brenda suggested they move to Sandy. Paul quickly agreed. When they first came to Utah, Paul knew nothing about pickleball. He primarily played golf and worked on the landscaping for their Sandy home, even removing an old tennis court in their backyard. (If he knew about pickleball then, he would have replaced it with a pickleball court!) One of Paul’s golfing friends introduced him to pickleball. In less than 2 hours, he met several new people. The idea of having a circle of friends that could meet at the gym or a public court to play a sport really appealed to him. Soon, he found himself playing more and more pickleball, and less and less golf. His circle of friends also grew, even as far as St. George. A few years ago at a pickleball tournament, Senior Recreation Program Coordinator Macy Egbert convinced Paul to help with the Sandy pickleball program. After three seasons of assisting with the beginners and 3.0 drill and play clinic, Paul took over the beginner program. He enjoys teaching beginners because they are always so grateful. Paul admires those who are not always that young, yet decide to pick up a new sport. He reminds players that pickleball is a social game where they will meet many people. He encourages them to be patient because with practice they will improve. Now Paul runs into people that he has taught over the past 3-4 years, a very rewarding experience for him in a city that he now calls home even while all his family remain back East.

September is National Preparedness Month

How to make a

H om e Fi rean Es cap e Pl Visit for more activities!

Draw a map of your home. Show all doors and windows. Visit each room. Find two ways out. All windows and doors should open easily. You should be able to use them to get outside. Make sure your home has smoke alarms. Push the test button to make sure each alarm is working. Pick a meeting place outside. It should be in front of your home. Everyone will meet at the meeting place. Make sure your house or building number can be seen from the street. Talk about your plan with everyone in your home. Make sure everyone in your home knows how to dial 911 or your local emergency number. Practice your home fire drill! Make your own home fire escape plan using the grid provided on page 2.

Sample Escape Plan










The life you’ve built is worth protecting. Prepare for disasters to create a lasting legacy for you and your family. You could help save countless lives by taking simple actions to prepare yourself and your community for a disaster before one strikes. FEMA offers free trainings and education tools to train yourself and others on the best ways to prepare for, respond to, and recover from a disaster or emergency. Go to You Are the Help Until Help Arrives, designed by FEMA, are offered as online or in-person trainings where you learn the basics of how to save a life before a professional arrives. Teach preparedness curriculum in your school or childcare facility. Download everything you need for grades K-12 through our Ready Kids program. Promote preparedness online by sharing preparedness tips on your social media accounts with Ready’s online social media toolkit or public service announcements. Take a free online independent study course through FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute or a CPR course through the American Red Cross and gain more knowledge to help your community become more prepared. Take FEMA’s OPEN training to prepare your Community Based Organization for emergency needs.


Thank you for your continued interest and participation in Emergency Management!



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Sandy Community Development: By the Numbers (over the last year) • 408 land use applications and over 1500 development-related plan reviews by various departments • 2,482 building permits issued • 7,779 inspections completed • 1,198 code enforcement cases handled • Over 5,700 business licenses maintained with 823 new licenses processed • $387,379 in new Community Development Block Grant funds were allocated to help low-to-moderate income residents by funding projects and organizations that serve their needs

HIGHLIGHTS 2021-2022 brought an increase in applications for both permits and land use entitlements. Community Development staff were able to continue working throughout the pandemic by modifying processes and implementing new technology that allows for electronic submittals and virtual interactions with the public as well as with other staff throughout the city.

NEW TECHNOLOGY Implemented a new Permitting, Licensing, and Land Use tracking software (Cityworks) that now includes online building permits and land use/entitlement applications. All submittals are now received electronically, through the public portal, significantly reducing paper use. Simultaneously completed the roll out of an electronic plan review software that greatly increased the efficiency of the review process. Business licensing is projected to be all on-line with Cityworks by the end of 2022.

School Yard: This commercial retail center started with a renovation of the Old Valley High School located at 11000 S. State Street. Half of the old school has been occupied by Shake Shack and the other half is a reception center. A second retail building has been built south of Shake Shack and is filled with a variety of retail uses. A third building is currently under construction in the southwest corner of the property to be filled with new commercial users. Across the street to the north was the former Larry H. Miller Gas Station. This has been demolished recently in preparation for a Raising Canes Chicken restaurant. Maverik: A new Maverik is under construction located at 10620 S. Holiday Park Dr. This site was previously occupied by the Jim’s Family Restaurant (which relocated to Quarry Bend, approximately 9200 S. 1000 E.) and a car wash. The convenience store hopes to be opened this fall. The Ridges at Dimple Dell (mixed-use development): The site is located at 1405 E. 10600 S. Brad Reynolds Construction is currently working on the improvements for 49 townhome units. The development also has a small commercial component (2,740 square feet) on the southwest corner adjacent to the Canyon View Cleaners building. This building will be for office/retail use.

UPCOMING PROJECTS The Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation is working on the final approvals for four different Dimple Dell Park improvements. The following is a quick breakdown of each one: 1. 300 East Trailhead: The project is located at 321 E. 10195 S. The plan contains a new trailhead parking lot (15 new stalls), trailhead kiosk, improved maintenance access and fire department access. 2. Badger Cove Trailhead: The project is located at 1651 E. Badger Cove. The plan contains a new trailhead parking lot (18 new stalls), trailhead kiosk, two new pavilions, new restrooms, new drinking fountain, picnic tables, and a horse hitching post.

PROJECTS Sandy East Village Phase 3: This mixed-use project located around the Sandy Civic Center TRAX Station, is nearing buildout with commercial and office components coming online and the final stages of residential pieces being constructed. It also includes a shared parking garage that is utilized for TRAX passenger parking as well as the residents. The overall site is approximately 32 acres. Phase 3 is on about eight acres and consists of four residential buildings, containing 307 apartment units. The site also includes a clubhouse and pool area, as well as 10,000 square feet of flex/retail space. The site will have 2.7 acres of landscaped open space including the amenity area of pool, volleyball court and trails.

3. Lone Peak Trailhead: The project is located at 10042 S. 700 E. The plan contains a new paved trailhead parking lot (49 new stalls) and will relocate the existing fire access gates to the north of the new parking lot. 4. Wrangler Trailhead: The project is located at 10305 S. 1300 E. The plan includes replacing the existing restrooms with new facilities including a water fountain with a pet station, two ADA compliant paved parking stalls, a trailhead kiosk, four pavilions, four new picnic tables and a relocated horse hitching post.




Sep 1

Planning Commission

6 p.m.

Council Chambers

Sep 1

Air Supply

7:30 p.m.

Sandy Amphitheater

Sep 3

IDKHow & Joywave

7 p.m.

Sandy Amphitheater

Sep 9

Free - Open Mic Night

7:30 p.m.

Sandy Amphitheater

Sep 10

Heritage Festival

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Main Street Park

Sep 14

First Aid, CPR and AED Class

9 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Station 31: 9010 S 150 E

Sep 15

Planning Commission

6 p.m.

Council Chambers

Sep 16

The Lower Lights

7:30 p.m.

Sandy Amphitheater

Sep 17

Elton John’s Classic Hits - Live!

7:30 p.m.

Sandy Amphitheater

Sep 23

Jackson Browne

7 p.m.

Sandy Amphitheater

Sep 28

First Aid, CPR and AED Class

6 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Station 31: 9010 S 150 E

Sep 30-Oct 15

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

7:30 p.m.

The Theater at Mount Jordan

Oct 21

Trick or Treat Event

6-8 p.m.

Sandy Amphitheater Park

All events subject to change due to COVID-19. Go to for more events. I S S U E #96

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