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DECEMBER 2020 – JANUARY 2021 I N T HI S I S S UE: Bradburn Brief ................................1

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

The Point Initiates Next Steps .............1

Sandy Arts Guild ...............................3

Development Block Grant Program. ....2

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

Sandy Youth Court ............................2

Winter Holiday Safety Tips .................4

I AM SANDY: Melisse Stiglich .............2

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

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

Road Safety During the Winter............5

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BRAD BUR N BRIEF Dear Sandy Resident, We are all eager to create joy and happiness amidst the tumultuous times that have dominated 2020. The holiday season is a wonderful way to re-center our priorities, create memories with our loved ones, and focus on what is positive. While we are living in unprecedented times, we can still serve our friends and neighbors in a COVID-friendly way. Shoveling a sidewalk or dropping off a gift on a doorstep are just a few contactless ways to show we care and celebrate the season. While most of the focus has been on COVID-19 at Sandy City during 2020, it has also afforded the time to make internal changes to increase efficiencies. The city has utilized technology to move Sandy employees onto digital platforms where they can create timecards, review planning, sign documents, and participate in online training, to name a few. This effort has been instrumental in maintaining a high level of service while allowing for more remote work. This also means tax dollars are spent more wisely and frees up employees to focus on serving residents. Sandy City can no longer rely on tax revenue

from new growth, so we must look for ways to spend each dollar more efficiently. COVID-19 has had detrimental impacts on small businesses in Sandy. As you purchase your holiday gifts, please consider supporting our small businesses. We have created a campaign called “Shop Sandy” that encourages residents to seek out local businesses where you can purchase everyday items as well as one-of-a-kind gifts. For more details, visit sandy.utah.gov/shopsandy. Lastly, please remember that you can always connect with us to get more information by going to our City websites sandy.utah.gov and SandyNow.com and accessing our social media channels Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube for daily updated information. Thank you for allowing me to serve you. Have a very Merry Christmas, and cheers to a brighter 2021! Mayor Kurt Bradburn

The Point Initiates Next Steps and Releases Survey and Working Group Findings

As The Point takes the next steps to initiate the master planning process, important findings from its statewide public survey and a report authored by its five working groups have been released. With nearly 3,000 Utahns participating in the statewide public survey, the response has been significant, demonstrating widespread interest I S S U E # 76

and excitement for the site’s potential. Key findings from the survey show Utahns want parks, open space, and trails on the site, with an approach to sustainable development that will improve air quality and enhance the quality of life. “We are encouraged to see that the input we received from the thousands of Utahns who

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participated in this survey is consistent with our vision,” said The Point Executive Director Alan Matheson. “We want to create a vibrant place with parks, regional trail connections, and recreational opportunities that support robust economic development and job creation for generations of Utahns.” In addition to this, discussions from The Point’s five working groups have been compiled in a report that outlines the subject-matter insight gained from these important meetings. Outlining the key vision elements that have become crucial to the site’s future, the report goes in depth with the analysis done by several Utah leaders. “Our working group members are tremendous assets that have provided invaluable subject-matter expertise throughout this process,” said Authority Co-Chair and State Representative Lowry Snow. “Collectively, they represent some of Utah’s best and brightest and we are fortunate y to have them.” The comprehensive survey results and the working groups report can be found on The Point’s website at thepointutah.org. P A G E


Sandy City’s Community Development Block Grant Program Sandy City, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), administers the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for the benefit of the City’s residents. Under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, the CDBG was authorized with the objective of developing viable communities, principally for low to moderate-income persons, through providing decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expanded economic opportunities. CDBG funding has strict rules and regulations that help ensure the funding complies with this mission. Funding is established at the federal level using a complex formula to determine the amount of the City’s allocation. This last year, the City was awarded $376,923 for the program year. Eligible spending includes housing and other real property improvements, public facilities (parks, open space, etc.), public services (counseling, food banks, shelters, etc.), economic development, and other activities (including administration of the grant). All activities must meet an approved national objective identified by HUD, either by benefiting low to moderateincome residents, improving blighted geographic areas, or addressing an urgent need (such as a natural disaster). Programs included in the current funding year in Sandy City include Historic Sandy street improvements, housing rehabilitation through a partnership with

Neighborworks, a home repair, and accessibility program administered by Assist, funding for homeless shelters and services (while not located in Sandy, this addresses a regional need), Main Street Park improvements, and several public services. Each year the CDBG Citizen’s Committee reviews grant applications and makes recommendations to the City Council on funding appropriations. This daunting task of determining the most significant needs is completed by a volunteer group comprised of caring and concerned citizens, assisted by staff from the Community Development Department. In addition to the regular funding, the City was awarded $234,295 in the first round of HUD’s distribution of CARES Act funding and another $256,502 in the third round. As a result, the Annual Action Plan (the document approved by the City Council that guides distribution of CDBG funding) is undergoing an amendment to allocate these funds. Public comments are being sought either in writing through Dec. 23, 2020 or at the public hearing to be held before the City Council on Dec. 8, 2020, at 6 p.m. For the proposed plan, additional information, or questions/comments: Jake Warner at 801-568-7262 Email: jwarner@sandy.utah.gov Web: sandy.utah.gov/CDBG

Sandy Youth Court Sandy Youth Court provides arrested juveniles with an opportunity to resolve their crime by meeting with a panel of their peers instead of a juvenile court. The peer panel provides mentoring, service opportunities, classes, and projects which empower the arrested juveniles to connect with their community, repair the harm they caused, and develop meaningful skills. Sandy Youth Court has been in operation since 2006. We have helped hundreds of teens resolve offenses that include theft, assault, property damage, and trespassing during that time. Over 90% of participants successfully completed the program last year. Our Youth Panel members generally serve for multiple years and report feeling that they helped their community. Many use their Youth Court experience to support their college applications and other ambitions.

I AM SANDY Melisse Stiglich

Utah Courts Employee of the Year

The Board of Justice Court Judges recently recognized Melisse as the Justice Court Employee of the Year. She was one of two people who won this year in the entire State of Utah. Each year, the board recognizes some of the many judges and employees who have made an exceptional contribution to strengthening Utah’s Justice Courts. With over 11 years of work in courts and law, Melisse has been instrumental in developing an innovative project to move Small Claims cases online. It has been tested in four courts statewide and is in the process of statewide implementation, including here at the Sandy Justice Court. “As a resident, I understand the issues the Justice Court resolves and the impacts those issues have on our community,” Melisse said. “For me, the Justice Court brings justice to the local level and to the average citizen. Plus, being in a court with Judge Paul Farr, one of the best Justice Court judges in the state, is something to be proud of as well.” Covid-19 has presented some significant challenges at Sandy Justice Courts this year. “We have amazing staff who have worked hard to ensure the court continues to run and ensure those who have cases get the information they need.” The state has recognized Melisse’s passion for citizen-centric service, and Sandy is lucky to have her. She stated, “I love working with people because one of the main issues that leads to being frustrated is a misunderstanding of the procedures and role of the court. Working with people to understand this fundamental branch, their rights, and how the system works really puts people at ease and helps them navigate what they can do.” If you ever have any questions for Sandy Justice Courts, send them to justicecourt@sandy.utah.gov.



River Oaks Golf Course 9300 South Riverside Drive, Sandy, Utah (801) 568-4653 www.sandy.utah.gov/riveroaks

9565 S. Highland Drive, Sandy, Utah 84092 To register for classes/events: altacanyonsportscenter.com


If you want to hit a hole in one with your present buying, we offer golfers the best gifts 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 clubs for sale, 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 Golf Special: Four 18-holes with cart for $160 (savings of $40.00) Purchase gift certificate from Dec 1-31, 2020


Wintertime is a perfect time to make significant swing changes that will give you big results in 2021. All winter long, 2016 Utah PGA Teacher of the Year Ryan Holt will teach 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 to keep the rust off, Ryan can help you out. 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 ryanholtgolf@gmail.com or call (435)840-3102.

HOLIDAY HOURS – DEC. 24, 25, 31, JAN. 1 Thursday, Dec. 24 Building Hours 6 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 31 Building Hours 5:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 25 Building Closed

Friday, Jan. 1 Building Hours 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

MERRY FITMAS! Give the gift of health. Alta Canyon Sports Center Gift Certificates will be available all month long. Purchase one today and receive a free holiday gift bag full of stocking stuffers. Gift Certificates available for Memberships, punch cards, karate, and so much more. Stocking stuffers include water bottles, guest passes, earbuds, cooling towels, neck gaiter/buffs.

LOOK FORWARD TO 2021 WITH OUR “COMMIT TO BE FIT” CHALLENGES Every month Alta Canyon Sports Center will be offering various programming to help you stay committed to your fitness goals. Specialty classes for your mind, body, and soul, challenges to keep you motivated, and training options to keep it flexible. #committobefit I S S U E # 76

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1985 - 2020 Join the Sandy Arts Guild in celebrating 35 years with a fun virtual production of some of our biggest hits!

More info: sandyarts.com/35th P A G E


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WINTER HOLIDAY SAFETY TIPS Winter holidays are a time for families and friends to get together. But that also means a greater risk for fire. Following a few simple tips will ensure a happy and fire-safe holiday season. Winter Holiday Safety • More than one-third of home decoration fires are started by candles. • More than two of every five decoration fires happen because decorations are placed too close to a heat source.

PARK S & RE C R EAT I O N 36th Annual Men’s Snowball Softball Tournament

Join us for our 36th annual Snowball Softball Tournament. Grab your friends, coworkers, family members, and/or 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: Location: Deadline: Cost:

Jan. 29–30 Bicentennial Park – 530 E. 8680 S. Quarry Bend Park – 9020 S. Quarry Bend Parkway Jan. 21 by 5 p.m. $290/Team

JR JAZZ Basketball

Holiday Decorating • Be careful with holiday decorations. Choose decorations that are flame resistant or flame retardant. • Keep lit candles away from decorations and other things that can burn. • Some lights are only for indoor or outdoor use, but not both. • Replace any string of lights with worn, broken cords, or loose bulb connections. Read the manufacturer’s instructions for number of light strands to connect. • Use clips, not nails, to hang lights, so the cords do not get damaged. • Keep decorations away from windows and doors. Holiday Entertaining • Test your smoke alarms and tell guests about your home fire escape plan. • Keep children and pets away from lit candles. • Keep matches and lighters up high in a locked cabinet. • Stay in the kitchen when cooking on the stovetop. • Ask smokers to smoke outside. Remind smokers to keep their smoking materials with them so young children do not touch them. Provide large, deep ashtrays for smokers. Wet cigarette butts before discarding. Before Heading Out or to Bed • Blow out lit candles when you leave the room or go to bed. • Turn off all light strings and decorations before leaving home or going to bed.

Registration for Jr Jazz has passed. Please call for availability. NOW HIRING REFEREES Sandy.utah.gov/jobs

NOW HIRING REFEREES Sandy.utah.gov/jobs


Spring Youth Sports Registration FOR Soccer, Girls Softball, Boys Baseball, & T-Ball/Coach Pitch. Begins Tuesday, Jan 19, 2021 Adult Softball Registration begins Tuesday, Jan 19, 2021 (for returning 2020 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 :

sandy.utah.gov/registration (available for most sports & programs)



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Christmas Tree Recycling Sandy City will have areas identified at the following locations for the collection of Christmas trees from Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020, until Monday morning, Jan. 11, 2021: 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 Road

Parks and 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.

Holiday Waste Collection Since Christmas and New Year’s Day fall on a Friday this year, all waste collection services on this day will be delayed until Saturday.

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. As long as 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 the main roads must be repeatedly plowed. After the main roads are cleared, they are able to move to other roads and residential streets depending on the size of the storm and the amount of snowfall. 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 remove snow from all paved sections of trails and jogging paths as soon as all other priority locations are safe. Depending on the storm’s size, 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 parking restrictions on residential streets are in place during the winter months from Nov. 1 through Apr. 30. This is for the residents’ safety in that neighborhood and for the snowplow drivers who must clear the streets. Police officers can either cite vehicles or have them towed if they are parked on city streets during a storm or within 24 hours after a storm. • The Fire Department asks that residents clear areas around fire hydrants. Time is of the essence when a structure is on fire and someone requires assistance. Hydrants are located in every neighborhood, and delays can come when snow or other debris block hydrants. Taking just a few minutes to clear around a hydrant may mean life or death in the event of a fire. I S S U E # 76

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Other tips for making your neighborhood safer: • Clear snow from your driveway and 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 & Recreation: (801) 568-2900 During a snowstorm, if you would like to see the locations for the Sandy City snowplows, please go to sandy.utah.gov/plowtracker. P A G E


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