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FEBRUARY – MARCH 2021 I N T HI S I S S UE: Bradburn Brief ................................1

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

Testing Emergency Communications ..1

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

By the Numbers: Scavenger Hunts......1

Sandy Arts .......................................4

The Point Creates Master Plan............2

Snow Removal Reminders .................4

Involved in a Traffic Accident? ............2

Why You Should Care About Zoning ...5

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

Connect With Us! sandy.utah.gov/citizenconnect

BRAD BUR N BRIEF Dear Sandy Resident, In 2021, the city will be rolling out it’s Smart Sandy initiative. Smart Sandy encompasses the wide breadth of technological updates we have implemented over the last few years. These updates are designed to make the city more efficient, save tax dollars and make interacting with the city easier for residents. Some of these technology upgrades include the Sandy CityServe app where you can easily report city issues such potholes, graffiti or illegal dumping to name a few. Check out sandy.utah.gov/ cityserve to download the app. An online registration portal for classes and sports teams, and the ability to submit plans and acquire permits for home improvements online are just a couple examples of all of the ways the city is streamlining processes in the future. Smart Sandy is also making process improvements to allow our staff to do their jobs more efficiently. We

have transitioned to online timecard reporting, training, and document management platforms that cut down on staff time and materials. Digital claim tickets and asset management systems are helping the staff to get work requests done quickly for residents. A substantial investment in IT security and security training is helping the city to protect important data and avoid loss of production. One of the most exciting ways we are now using technology is through the use of drones. Drones have multiple uses throughout almost every city department. The Fire Department recently used a drone to detect a hot spot in a house fire. With that knowledge, they could focus their efforts to put the fire out sooner and cause less damage to the structure. The Public Works Department uses the city drones to conduct land surveys in half the time it normally takes on the ground. The Sandy Police Department Park Officers are able to use drones to monitor large areas like Dimple Dell Park for homeless camps.

SMARTSANDY It’s a lifestyle.

Thanks to the Sandy Journal for highlighting our Smart Sandy initiative. You can read the article in the January 2012 edition. Don’t forget you can always get more information by going to the City websites sandy. utah.gov and SandyNow.com and by accessing Sandy City’s social media channels Facebook, Instagram, Twitter (@sandycityutah) and YouTube (sandycityut) for daily updated information. You can also send me a direct email at mayor@sandy.utah.gov.

COMMUNITY EVENTS “By the Numbers” 2020 Scavenger Hunts

It is an honor to serve you! Mayor Kurt Bradburn

VALENTINE’S DAY • Total social media engagement: 155 • Total social media exposures: 12,101 4TH OF JULY • Total social media engagement: 424 • Total social media exposures: 25,189 HALLOWEEN • Total social media engagement: 250 • Total social media exposures: 18,589

Since we were limited on in-person events this year, we created a series of Scavenger Hunts, ran through Sandy’s Instagram page. These events were a great success and had many residents participate. To join us on upcoming Scavenger Hunts and events, please follow along @sandycityutah I S S U E # 80

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SNOWMAN SCAVENGER HUNT • Total social media engagement: 553 • Total social media exposures: 45,435 ALL OF THEM COMBINED • Total social media engagement: 1,382 • Total social media exposures: 101,314 P A G E


The Point Selects World-Renowned Firm to Create Master Plan

What To Do If You Are Involved in a Traffic Accident

The Point of the Mountain State Land Authority has announced the selection of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) as the lead firm to create a master plan for The Point. SOM is one of the largest and most influential architecture, interior design, engineering and urban planning firms in the world. Work to create the master plan will start in the coming weeks. Opportunities for the public to get involved will be available throughout the following process:

Approximately six million traffic accidents occur each year on American roadways. About 100 people die each day as a result of these collisions. Each year, three million people are injured, with two-thirds of those suffering permanent injury. One in seven people are not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the traffic accident. Seatbelts can reduce the rate of injury by more than 50% and the rate of death by 45%. The failure to wear a seatbelt increases the risk of injury or death by 30 times! Six percent of traffic accident are fatal, 27% result in injuries, and 72% result in serious property damage.

INITIAL SCOPING The planning team will first conduct a thorough site evaluation, research the site’s history, assess the results of prior public input, assemble existing plans and studies of the site and surrounding areas, and perform transportation, land use, and economic development modeling. SCENARIO DEVELOPMENT The team will then create conceptual scenarios that identify different possible approaches to future development. Sophisticated analytical tools will reveal how the scenarios will perform relative to key economic and quality-of-life measures. Public input will be seriously considered when evaluating various scenario components such as urban design, transportation and other infrastructure, parks and trails, recreation, shopping, housing, office space, and much more. PREFERRED ALTERNATIVE After the scenarios have been thoroughly vetted and the public has had a chance to weigh in, the planning team will refine them to create a preferred alternative for further public consideration. A preferred alternative may include a combination of components from all or some of the different scenarios, with a goal of identifying strategies that best meet key performance goals. FINAL PLAN After the preferred alternative is identified and refined, the planning team will create a final master plan. The Point Master Plan will provide a framework for development, with built-in flexibility to accommodate changes in future market conditions, public input, and other variables. For more information or to make a comment, please contact The Point’s Communications Team at info@thepointutah.org and (801) 214-1631. You can also visit thepointutah.org/contact to sign up for monthly e-newsletters.

Leading causes of traffic accidents: • Distracted Driving • Failure to Yield • Following too Closely • Texting and Driving Texting and driving is quickly becoming a leading cause for distraction and increases the risk of collision by 37%. Now that we know the main causes of motor vehicle collisions, what do you do when you are involved in one? As soon as practical, call 911 (or non-emergency if applicable). Be prepared to give the following information: • Location • Direction of travel • Conditions of those involved • Descriptions of vehicles involved • Have license, registration, and current insurance card ready Remain calm and do not get into an argument or debate with the other driver(s). If there are any injuries, leave your vehicle where it is until a first responder directs you to move it. If it is a minor accident without injuries, move the vehicles out of traffic. At some point you are going to naturally begin to talk to others at the scene of the accident. First, never admit fault to anyone before speaking to the investigating officer. It is best to not discuss the accident with anyone and give a sterile statement to the investigator. Most people do not have the training needed to understand the dynamics of accident investigations. Let the investigating officer determine what caused the collision, and who is at fault. Jotting down notes while waiting for officers to arrive on scene can assist you in remembering what happened and relay this information. The investigating officer will most likely issue a traffic citation for any violations of the motor vehicle code that attributed to the accident. These citations are not issued to add insult to injury but rather a means to protect the innocent driver and correct the at fault driver’s behaviors. Citations are also evaluated by insurance companies to determine fault. Occasionally, it is appropriate for both drivers to receive a citation. Let’s be safe this winter. Reduce the risk of being involved in a traffic crash by limiting distractions and giving extra space when the roads are slick. And don’t forget to wear your seatbelt! –Officer C. Thoman, Accident Investigator Statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

CALEND AR O F E V E N T S | F E B R U A R Y –MA RC H 2 0 21 FEB. 3

First Aid, CPR and AED Class

9 a.m.–1 p.m.

Station 31: 9010 S 150 E


FEB. 17

First Aid, CPR and AED Class

6–10 p.m.

Station 31: 9010 S 150 E


MAR. 2

CERT (6-week training)

7–9:30 p.m.

Station 31: 9010 S 150 E – Call (801) 568-2944 to register


All events subject to change due to COVID-19. Go to sandy.utah.gov for more events. 2



Feb.1–25, 2021 Join us for virtual workouts Monday and Wednesday at 6:30 a.m., from the safety of your own home. If you can’t make it, then don’t worry the workout will be waiting for you all day. Just log in when you are ready to work and get it done. Register online or over the phone to get access to the workouts. Member: $50 | Non-member: $60

9565 S. Highland Drive, Sandy, Utah 84092


To register for classes/events: altacanyonsportscenter.com


Year round Get committed—mind, body, and soul to your fitness journey in 2021. All year long, Alta Canyon Sports Center will be offering specialized classes, opportunities, and events to help you reach your fitness goals. Visit us on Facebook and Instagram for all the details on how to register and participate. We look forward to seeing all the success this year has to offer. Commit in February to attending one of our amazing Spin Classes. Visit our Facebook and Instagram pages for a special one-time-use coupon.

Year Round As an IMA student, you will study a dynamic and powerful traditional martial art called Shotokan Karate. You will learn how to generate speed, strength, and power through correct breathing, coordination of movement, and concentration. You will gain a mastery over your body which will help you in both self-defense situations and in everyday life. Friday evenings at 5 p.m. $45.00 per month (discounts for multiple kids)


Jun. 12, 2021 This one-of-a-kind sprint triathlon is the perfect race to start your summer off right. For the first-time athlete to the seasoned pro, this event is built for everyone. Get the kids involved by registering them for the kids challenge. INDIVIDUAL DISTANCE 400M Swim 9 Mile Bike 5K Run

KIDS CHALLENGE 100 M Swim 1 Mile run (2 laps around the park)


PRICING STRUCTURE Now–Feb. 28, 2021: Individual $50 | Kids $20 March 1–April 30, 2021: Individual $65 | Kids $20 May 1–31, 2021: Individual $70 | Kids $20 June 1-11, 2021: Individual $80 | Kids $25 Register online: sportstats.raceentry.com/races/i-can-tri-sprint-challenge/2021/register

River Oaks Golf Course

SHIHAN - 6th Degree Black Belt Shihan Marius Gilca, chief instructor of IMA Utah, was born in Brasov, Romania in 1970. He started karate at age 13 and received his 1st degree black belt at age 19. He currently holds a 6th degree black belt in Shotokan and is a certified USA Karate Kumite Referee. With over 25 years of teaching experience, teaching certificates from the Romanian Minister of Education and Sport, along with 2-year certification from the Romanian Karate Federation, Shihan Marius is well educated in karate and teaching karate. Shihan Marius’s teaching philosophy is to help students become better people through martial arts by helping them develop a stronger and healthier mind and body.


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

Spring is just around the corner, and now is a great time to tune up your golf game. River Oaks has one of the best practice facilities and golf instructors in the state. We offer individual private lessons and group lessons. We cover all aspects of your game. For more information, call Ryan (435) 840-3102.



Our programs are taught by PGA Professionals Todd Tanner and 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.


Opening March 1, 2021 (weather permitting)


Come and join our adult golf leagues. Men’s League begins Tuesday, March 2, 2021, Women’s and Co-ed leagues begin Monday, April 5, 2021. Register Now. For more information call (801) 568-4653 or visit sandy.utah.gov/golf. B A N Q U E T R O O M AT S A N D Y C I T Y




Time to schedule your golf tournament? Call the pro shop to confirm a date: (801) 568-4650. I S S U E # 80

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9-WEEK SPRING PROGRAMS: Ages: 4–18 years Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced Times: 3–7 p.m. time slots Registration: inmotionjuniorgolf.com P A G E



Registration begins Tuesday, Jan. 19 Age: 7–13 yrs. Cost: $30–52 Registration Deadline: March 17


Registration begins Tuesday, Jan. 19 Age: 7–12 yrs. Cost: $52–57 Registration Deadline: March 3




Registration begins Tuesday, Jan. 19 Grades: Pre-School–9th (Must be 4 years old before season begins March 27, 2021) Coed 10th–12th Cost: $52–67 Registration Deadline: March 3


Registration: Jan. 19–Feb. 26 (Returning 2020 Sandy Teams) March 2 until full (New Teams) Cost: $555/Team

Registration begins Tuesday, Jan. 19 Age: 4–6 yrs. Cost: $40 Registration Deadline: March 17


• Falcon Running Club: Training begins April 5 • Youth Fishing Class: Classes begin May 5 • Junior Golf: Sessions begin April 1 • Fiesta 5K: May 1

* 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)

SNOW REMOVAL REMINDERS As Sandy City residents, each property owner plays a role in keeping roads and sidewalks free of snow and ice. Actions not allowed: • Blowing or pushing snow into any city street. • Parking on city streets during a snowstorm or during the 24 hours after the end of the storm. (Depending on the situation, police officers are authorized to either cite residents or have vehicles towed if they are not in compliance with any ordinance). Homeowner responsibilities: • Removing the snow in front of your mailbox and fire hydrants once plows have been through the neighborhood. • Clearing snow from sidewalks in front of your home within 24 hours of a storm. (If possible, please assist elderly or infirmed neighbors). 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 & parking lots - Parks & Recreation (801) 568-2900 During a snowstorm, if you would like to see the locations for the Sandy City snowplows, please visit: sandy.utah.gov/plowtracker.



Why Should You Care About Zoning? Understanding what your property is zoned is the first step to understanding what entitlements you have as a property owner. 1. It can help you understand the rights and entitlement of adjacent properties so you can know the possible impacts they may have on you. 2. It helps you understand the benefits and impacts of each particular zone in the City and why you may or may not want the City Council (the legislative authority) to permit that zone in your area. 3. The Land Development Code is an adopted document containing regulations which dictate the rules and procedures associated with each Zone. 4. It helps you anticipate future land uses for vacant pieces of property.

RE S O U RC E S If you are interested to know more about what your property is zoned and the associated regulations of that zone, the following resources are available: Sandy City Planners are available during all regular business hours to visit, call or email about any questions you have pertaining to yours or another’s zoning. You can reach a Planner by visiting our webpage (sandy.utah.gov/1077) or by calling (801) 568-7256. Sandy City Zoning Maps are available at the following website: sandy.utah.gov/815. The Sandy City Land Development Code is an adopted document that contains the regulations associated with every land use and zone in the City. Copies of the code can be found online at bit.ly/SandyLandCode.

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