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

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

Code Enforcement Corner ..................1

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

Planning Commission Schedule. ........1

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

Current Job Openings........................1

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

A Safer Place - Winter Tips.................2

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

Sandy City Economic Development.....2

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

Fire Prevention - Quick Tips ...............2

Meet the Team - Street Light Crew .......5

Connect With Us! sandy.utah.gov/citizenconnect

BRAD BUR N BRIEF Dear Sandy Resident, Happy New Year! This year more than most, we are looking forward to the endless possibilities the new year can bring. Looking back over 2020, we all had the opportunity to slow down and focus on what is really important. We cannot know what 2021 will bring, but the availability of a COVID-19 vaccine in the near future means hope of returning to some normalcy. Winter brings snowfall and skiing, but it also brings in the dreaded winter inversions. Sandy City has taken huge strides over the last few years to decrease the city’s carbon footprint and contribute to cleaner air in our valley. Recently, Utah Clean Cities awarded Sandy City with the Green Fleet Award to recognize our efforts to convert the city fleet over to hybrid vehicles. Sandy City purchased 5 Police hybrid vehicles with plans to purchase two more this year. Those vehicles have saved taxpayers $10,080 in fuel cost and reduced carbon emissions by 64,795 lbs. in the first year! We are looking forward to even more cost and emission decreases as our older fleet vehicles age out and are replaced with clean vehicles in the future. Last month, we kicked off a partnership with Rocky Mountain Power to move the city towards a Wattsmart community. Community stakeholders engage in workshops to develop a vision, goals, and action plan that reflects how the community wants to shape its energy use and supply. Plans create a focus on developing energy efficiency, renewable generation, electric vehicles, and a progressive grid. To learn more about this initiative, please visit sandy.utah.gov/sustainability and go to Wattsmart under the partners’ section. For more information about the efforts Sandy City is making towards sustainability, please visit sandy.utah.gov/sustainability. Don’t forget you can always get more information by going to the City websites sandy.utah.gov and SandyNow.com and accessing Sandy City’s social media channels Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube for daily updated information. You can also send me a direct email at mayor@sandy.utah.gov. It is an honor to serve you! Mayor Kurt Bradburn I S S U E # 79

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Code Enforcement Corner Political and Non-commercial Personal Signage The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that displaying personal political and other types of signs on residential properties is a unique, important, and protected means of communication. In Sandy, non-commercial personal opinion signs may be displayed on private property with the property owner’s permission. Political signs shall not be displayed on public property nor within the public right of way (including the park strip). Reference/footnote: Land Development Code Title 21, Chapter 26, Section 8, Temporary Signs.

2021 Planning Commission Schedule January 21 February 4 & 18 March 4 & 18 April 1 & 15 May 6 & 20 June 3 & 17 July 1 & 15 August 5 & 19 September 2 & 16 October 7 & 21 November 4 & 18 December 2 & 16

CURRENT JOB OPENINGS Full Time • Crossing Guard • Official/Referee • PW Snow Plow Driver/Laborer

Part-Time Non-Benefitted & Seasonal • Parks Irrigation Specialist Crew Leader • Street Maintenance Worker • Utility Billing Clerk Visit link for more available positions:




A Safer Place - Winter Tips Winter can bring with it a variety of potentially hazardous and dangerous conditions. From possible impacts to roadways, outdoor activities, infrastructure, and more, being prepared can bring you and your family some peace of mind this winter season. As we gear up for Utah snowstorms, here are some suggestions to provide a safer and more alacritous response: 1. Winter Driving - Snow, sleet, and ice can lead to hazardous road conditions. Prepare yourself and your vehicle for the upcoming winter season. 2. Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning - Carbon Monoxide detectors save lives. At least two people die each day from carbon monoxide poisoning in January. If your CO detector alerts, leave your home immediately and call 911. Seek prompt medical attention if you suspect CO poisoning; symptoms include feeling dizzy, light-headed, or nauseous. 3. Enjoying Winter Weather - Whether you are skiing, hiking, sledding, or skating, take safety precautions like learning necessary skills and using appropriate weather gear for the sport. It is also essential to understand the signs of and basic treatments for frostbite and hypothermia. 4. Shoveling Snow - Shoveling snow or using a snowblower are among winter’s most grueling activities. High levels of activity and overexertion in cold temperatures put many people at risk of injury, including muscle strains, broken bones, and chest pain, especially in those that have inactive lifestyles. 5. Avalanche - Avalanches can be big or small, wet, or dry, but they are masses of snow moving down a slope at their root. Avalanches can be deadly, and an average of 27 people die in U.S. avalanches each year. Whether you ski, snowboard, snowshoe, hike, snowmobile, or climb, anyone who spends time in snowy mountains can benefit from avalanche safety education. For more helpful tips, please visit: sandy.utah.gov/emergencytips

SANDY CITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Focusing on a vibrant and healthy future At its heart, economic development is about building healthy economies and communities to have a healthy and vibrant city. These are the areas that the Sandy City Economic Development Department and the Redevelopment Agency of Sandy City focus on both now and in the future to help the City stay healthy and vibrant. • Creating a Stable and Increasing Tax Base: The revenue, both property tax and sales tax, provided by economic development activities supports, maintains, and improves critical local infrastructure and services, such as roads, parks, stormwater, water, public safety, emergency medical services, and other public services. • Business Recruitment and Job Development: Working with property owners, brokers, and site selectors, the Economic Development Department recruits quality companies that will provide better wages, benefits, and opportunities for advancement. This allows residents to live and work within Sandy City. • Business Retention: The Economic Development Department partners with local businesses to expand and grow their business; thus, they are more likely to stay in the City and continue contributing to the economy. • Economic Diversification: A diversified economic base helps expand the local economy and reduces the City’s vulnerability to a single business sector.



• Self-Sufficiency: A more robust economic base means public services are less dependent on intergovernmental influences and alliances, which can change with each election. • Productive Use of Property: Property used for its “highest and best use” maximizes that property’s value, which adds to the development quality of the City and supports stable revenues for City services. • Quality of Life: More local City revenue, a diverse job base, quality goods and services, and entertainment and recreation opportunities raise the economic tide for the entire community, including the overall standard of living and residents’ quality of life. Economic Development plays a critical role in developing the City’s identity and sense of place.

FIRE PREVENTION QUICK TIPS Tips from the U.S Fire Administration • Install and test carbon monoxide alarms at least once a month. • Have a qualified professional clean and inspect your chimney and vents every year. • Store cooled ashes in a tightly covered metal container and keep it outside at least 10 feet from your home and any nearby buildings. • Keep anything that can burn at least 3 feet from any heat source like fireplaces, wood stoves, radiators or space heaters. • Plug only one heat-producing appliance (such as a space heater) into an electrical outlet at a time. • Never use an oven to heat your home. • Turn space heaters off when leaving the room or going to bed. FIRE DEPARTMENT EVENTS First Aid, CPR and AED Class • 1/13/21 (9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.) • 1/27/21 (6:00 - 10:00 p.m.) • 2/3/21 (9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.) • 2/17/21 (6:00 - 10:00 p.m.) • 4/7/21 (9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.) • 4/21/21 (6:00 - 10:00 p.m.) • 5/5/21 (9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.) • 5/19/21 (6:00 - 10:00 p.m.) All take place at Station 31: 9010 S. 150 E. Visit sandy.utah.gov/fire FIRE CLASSES FOR THE YEAR So far, we haven’t scheduled out all of the classes for the year due to the unknowns with COVID. The CPR classes above have been scheduled, but the rest of the CPR classes for the year may be determined soon. As far as CERT, there are tentative dates of each Tuesday between Jan. 26 – Mar. 2. The other academies and classes are in the air. The following is what we did last year, so maybe we might repeat these same classes: • CPR Training • CERT Classes • Citizen’s Academy • Career Day (16-20-year-old) • Babysitting Classes (12-14-year-old) • Junior Firefighter Academy (Summer) (8-10-year-old) • Trainings for Businesses • School Fire Prevention Programs Please check out our website for dates, registration and more information: sandy.utah.gov/fireprograms

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


Jan. 1-31 Get the biggest discount of the season right here at Alta Canyon Sports Center. 20% off all annual memberships, aerobics punch cards (limit 2), and A+ memberships. This once-a-year discount is only available Jan. 1-31. So, don’t wait. Sign up now!


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 right off the bat with our excellent personal trainer Tessa Croshaw for a month-long virtual Power Hour Classes. Try our first of many specialized events featuring Yoga instructor Angie Pferdner.


Jan. 4-27 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 at 6:30, 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! Registrar online or over the phone to access to the workouts. Member: $50 • Non-Member: $60



River Oaks does not close because of a little snow or cold air! We offer Winter classes and lessons. Keep your golf game going with a little “tune-up” in preparation for the 2021 golf season.




Junior Golf for ages 4 – 17 We will be holding indoor Junior Programs from Nov. – Mar. Heated hitting stalls and an indoor putting green allows us to include all aspects of the game including, short game practice, range balls, in-depth instruction, video analysis, and rules & etiquette. Classes begin Jan. 8 and run for 9 – 10-weeks. Prices range from $160-$300. Classes have a maximum of 10 kids, so register early. For more information and to register, please visit: inmotionjuniorgolf.com


Are you looking to buy a new club before the snow melts? River Oaks has a state-ofthe-art indoor golf studio where we can fit you for your new clubs. Our club fitters are trained directly by the manufacturers, so you will get the best fit possible. Fittings are FREE if you purchase the club from us, and we match any local price on the equipment. Our indoor studio is also used for winter golf lessons. Golf lessons include a video summary of the lesson, so you don’t forget what you learned throughout the year. You will always have something to go back to. Lessons are taught by Ryan Holt, who was named to the Golf Digest Best Teachers in Utah List. To schedule your fitting & lesson, email Ryan at ryanholtgolf@gmail.com.


Jan. 6 or 9 Being a First Responder is an important, stressful, and often times thankless job. PTSD, heart attacks, suicides, and other stressed based health issues are all side effects of The Job. First Responder Yoga is designed for any and all types of people looking for an outlet, guide, or relief from the rigors of the job. The workshop will include a brief lecture about the nature of yoga and the healing process, followed by yoga mat work specific to the rebuilding of our bodies’ natural coping mechanisms. Pre-Registration is required. Visit us online or over the phone to reserve your spot.

Jan. 6, 6:30 - 8 p.m. • $7.00 per person Jan. 9, 1-2:30 p.m. • $7.00 per person.

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Registration begins Tuesday, Jan. 19 Age: 7 – 13 yrs. Cost: $52 – $57 Registration Deadline: Mar. 17


PARK S & RE C R EAT I O N Did You Know?

We have Recreation Soccer leagues for boys & girls of all ages (Pre-kindergarten to 12th grade). Games are played on weeknights at 5:30 p.m. or Saturday between 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., depending on the league. Referees and volunteer coaches are always needed and appreciated. To be a referee, apply now at sandy.utah.gov/jobs. • Registration begins Tuesday, Jan. 19 • Deadline Wednesday, Mar. 3 • Late registration starts Thursday, Mar. 4 • Fee: $52-$62 depending on grade • Online registration – sandy.utah.gov/registration • In-person registration – 440 E. 8680 S. Mon-Fri 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Volunteer to coach by indicating on the registration form.


Registration begins Tuesday, Jan. 19 Age: 7 – 12 yrs. Cost: $47 – $57 Registration Deadline: Mar. 3


Registration begins Tuesday, Jan. 19 Age: 4 – 6 yrs. Cost: $35 Registration Deadline: Mar. 17


Registration: Jan.19– Feb. 26 (Returning 2020 Sandy Teams) Mar. 2 – Until Full (New Teams) Cost: $555/Team

36th Annual Men’s Snowball Softball Tournament

Join us for our 36th annual Snowball Softball Tournament. Grab your friends, co-works, family members, and 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: Jan. 29, 30 Location: Bicentennial Park – 530 E. 8680 S. Quarry Ben Park – 9020 S. Quarry Bend Parkway Deadline: Jan. 21 by 5 p.m. Cost: $290/Team

Registration begins Tuesday, Jan. 19 Grades: Pre-School – 9th (Must be four years old before the season begins Mar. 27, 2021) Coed 10th – 12th Cost: $52 – $62 Registration Deadline: Mar. 3

* 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 When winter weather hits, the Public Works Department is hard at work clearing roads for safer travel. The priority is to make all main arterial roads passable for public safety, schools, and fire stations. As long as the snow continues to fall, the first goal is to keep the main roads clear. If that is the case, it is unlikely that residential routes will be reached immediately because main roads must be repeatedly plowed. Residents must keep cars and debris out of the road so that snowplows and other maintenance vehicles can work with little or no interruptions.


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.


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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.

Meet the Streetlight Team Public Utilities manages and maintains approximately 8,500 streetlights in Sandy City. This responsibility falls on our streetlight team’s shoulders, which comprises four workers who do their best to maintain the streetlight system in our community. Streetlight problems vary greatly and require different lengths of time to repair. They can be as simple as a lamp being burnt out, or it can require a more complex repair, such as trying to locate an underground wire that has been cut. If a streetlight has been destroyed by a vehicle, then it will require a full replacement. Most repairs are usually completed within one week, as we strive to resolve any issues or complaints that we receive quickly. The Public Utilities Department has been hard at work researching ways to lower the costs and increase street lighting efficiencies. There were many streetlights installed in 1999–2000. Now, nearly 20-years old, these are nearing the ends of their useful life and need replacement. As they go out, we have been replacing them with highefficiency fixtures. The streetlight staff helped spark manufacturer development of a new LED retrofit lighting technology that is not only cheaper but more efficient and has a 50,000-hour guarantee. These new LED lights support Sandy’s Sustainable 360° initiative and, with the help of a Rocky Mountain Power rebate, will help save the city $46,000 per year and save up to 75% on power costs while significantly improving our dark sky compliance by reducing uplight and backlight to homes. With the rebate, the lights pay for themselves in 9 months. The total annual saving after the project is complete in 3 years will be almost $150,000. That is at least $6 Million in present value savings over the 20-year life of the bulbs! These savings will be reinvested into the system and more than doubles our funding for streetlight capital improvements. Once complete, the LED lights will save over 2.0 Million Kilowatt-hours and will reduce Sandy’s greenhouse gas carbon footprint by over 6,000 tons per year! Our streetlight manager, Trevor Larsen, actively pursued this upgraded technology, whose efforts helped inspire the light manufacturers to design a retrofit bulb that fit in our old light ballast or sockets. The investigation and pilot testing of this new technology were supported by Sandy’s two light technicians, Ryan Grygla and Rod Hall, and our senior engineer and streetlight design expert, Lennie Chanthaphuang. Your Sandy staff is hard at work, saving you money and making Sandy a greener, safer place. I S S U E # 79

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