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

River Oaks Golf Course......................4

Clear the Walk (Please) ....................1

Fall Leaf Collection ............................4

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

Public Utilities: By the Numbers ..........5

Holiday Safety & Crime Prevention......2

Sandy Arts Guild ...............................5

Sandy City Planning Commission.......2

America Recycles Day is Nov. 15.......6

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

Pre-Winter Vehicle Preparation ...........6

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

Calendar of Events ............................6

Connect With Us! sandy.utah.gov/citizenconnect

B R A D BUR N BR I EF Dear Sandy Resident, November is a time to gather with loved ones and reflect on those things we are grateful for. While 2020 may have thrown a few curve balls at us and Thanksgiving may look different this year, I think we can always find something to be grateful for in our lives. I am certainly grateful for the Sandy City staff for working so hard to maintain city services while navigating shut downs, home school, and a world-wide pandemic. I am also grateful for the Sandy community for taking steps to keep your family and others healthy. Wearing masks isn’t convenient or fun but it is vitally necessary to slow the spread until we have a viable vaccine. Thank you for looking out for your neighbors. In making decisions for the city, we use a guiding principle called the “value equation”. The value equation looks for ways to increase the quality of city services, create a high level of customer (residents/employee/business) satisfaction and lower overall costs. These guiding principles have streamlined city services, increased efficiencies and saved taxpayers dollars over the last three years. I am very proud of

Sandy staff for their efforts to utilize this equation and make city government work better for all of us. Don’t forget that Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 3! If you have not returned your mail-in ballots, make sure you get those postmarked by Nov. 2 to have your vote count. If you need more information about ballot drop off or polling locations visit vote.utah.gov 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 by accessing our social media channels @sandycityutah on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and on YouTube @sandycityut for daily updated information. To sign up for emergency notifications and find more ways to connect, visit sandy.utah.gov/citizenconnect. Thank you for allowing me to serve you. Have a very Happy Thanksgiving! Mayor Kurt Bradburn

Clear the Walk (Please) Sandy City works hard to maintain a safe and pleasant environment for its citizens. This includes providing a network of sidewalks and trails that residents can utilize as an alternative to cars. Keeping these routes clear during winter storms requires a strong team effort with residents and property owners. Sidewalks that are clear for pedestrian access keep pedestrians out of the street and help reduce the possibility of serious injury from falls and other accidents. Each year the City’s Code Enforcement Officers respond to approximately 100 complaints regarding snow removal. Sandy City Ordinance requires all property owners to remove snow, hail, and sleet from the sidewalks adjacent to their property. This must occur within 24 hours of the end of a storm event and snow may not be shoveled or pushed into the public street. Our officers work to remedy the problem in a timely manner, but failure to respond or repeat offenses may result in a citation. Additionally, please remember that from Nov. 1–April 30 of each year, parking on any City street is prohibited within 24 hours (before and after) a winter storm event. Vehicles parked on the street in violation of this ordinance increase the chance for accidents and impedes the effective operation of snowplows. Sandy City Police may also tow/impound the vehicle and issue a citation. We appreciate your help in keeping the public streets and sidewalks safe for travel and making Sandy a great place to live. To report an issue, please use the City Serve App on your smart phone or call Code Enforcement at (801)568-7254. I S S U E # 75

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CURRENT JOB OPENINGS Full Time • Street Maintenance Worker I • Auxiliary Police Officer • Water Construction Maintenance Worker

Part-Time Non-Benefitted & Seasonal • Official/Referee • Crossing Guard • Public Works Snowplow Driver/Laborer




Holiday Safety and Crime Prevention By Amy Bryant, Sandy City Police Department—Crime Prevention Unit Homes jam packed with gifts. Stores, malls, and downtown streets filled with unsuspecting shoppers. People rushing around, stressed out and careless, looking for last-minute gifts, trying to get everything done. It’s enough to make a crook giddy with holiday joy! Criminals love the holidays as much as everyone else does, but mainly because it’s an opportune time for crime. Don’t let the spirit of giving lull you into giving burglars, muggers, or pickpockets a better chance to do their dirty work. Follow these simple prevention tips to celebrate this holiday season safely. PROTECT YOUR HOME • Be extra cautious about locking all doors and windows when you leave (even if it’s just for a few minutes). • Turn on lights and a radio or TV so it looks like someone is home. • Don’t leave valuables/gifts where they can be seen from outside. • Reinforce doors with dead-bolt locks and place wooden dowels in the tracks of windows and sliding glass doors. • If you will be leaving town, ask a neighbor to watch your home and gather the mail and newspaper as well as shovel the driveway from time to time. • Add new items to your home inventory. Take photos or video of all items of value in your home and list each item’s make, model, serial number and other information. (Operation Identification) • Engrave new items to help identify them in the event they are stolen. • Consider bringing in valuable yard decoration items at night. • Consider cameras and security systems to add an extra layer of protection to your home.

PROTECT YOUR VEHICLE – When parking while out at about or at home: • Where possible, park inside a garage and make sure the garage is closed securely. • Remove all valuables out of the vehicle. Don’t leave packages in the vehicle. • Lock all doors and secure all windows. • Try to park in well-lit spaces. PROTECT YOURSELF AND YOUR FAMILY • When you’re out and about: • Even though you may be rushed and thinking about a thousand other things, stay alert and be aware of your surroundings and the people around you especially when you are out shopping. • Walk at a quick pace with your head up and looking around. • Be cautious of your purse and or wallet. Carry them close to your body with the zippers done up. • Avoid carrying large amounts of cash. • Deter pickpockets and purse-snatchers. Don’t overburden yourself with packages. • Be sure to mail cards, checks, or gift certificates from the Post Office or at a blue U.S. Postal Service collection box. WHEN YOU’RE AT HOME: • Do not open the door to strangers. • Keep an eye out for people and vehicles that are unfamiliar and seem out of the ordinary. Report any suspicious activity to the Police Department immediately. • Watch your neighbor’s homes. If a neighbor’s garage doors is open, give a friendly call to have them close it. • Don’t advertise expensive toys, electronics, or other gifts received by the boxes left for garbage collections. Compress large boxes and place them in black garbage bags for pick up. • Find out more about Neighborhood Watch. • Be aware of scams that criminals commit to take advantage of people’s generosity during the holidays. • Investigate charities before making donations. Remember, do your part to make the holidays a safe, happy, and crime free time for everyone. Prevent criminals from spoiling this great season! Follow #SandySecure on our social media channels.

The Sandy City Planning Commission Why does the City have a Planning Commission? The Utah Code Title 10 Chapter 9a, referred to as the Municipal Land Use, Development, and Management Act (LUDMA), requires that each municipality within the State enact an ordinance establishing a Planning Commission (Section 10-9a-301). This ordinance is required to define the number and terms of the Planning Commission members, mode of appointment, procedures for filling vacancies and removal of office, and the authority of the Planning Commission. Who makes up the members of the Planning Commissioners of Sandy City. The Sandy City Planning Commission is made up of Sandy residents that serve four-year terms. There are seven regular members and two alternate members that stand in for the regular members if they are absent for any reason. The members are chosen due to their experience in related fields such as planning, architecture, law, engineering, land development, or substantial community involvement. The members are appointed by the Mayor, with the advice and consent of the City Council. What does the Planning Commission do? The Planning Commission typically meets on the first and third Thursdays of each month to discuss different land use applications. During these public meetings, the Planning Commission will review and decide on the following applications:



1. Conditional Use Permits 2. Site plans delegated by the Land Use Development Code or the Community Development Director 3. Subdivisions 4. Special Exceptions identified in the Land Development Code 5. Other matters established by the City Council Some of their other duties include making recommendations to the City Council. Examples include: 1. A General Plan and amendments to the General Plan 2. Land use regulations (creating new regulations for land use or amending existing regulations) 3. Subdivision regulations and any amendments 4. Annexations (properties coming from unincorporated Salt Lake County into Sandy City) 5. Zoning of properties 6. Vacating an entire subdivision plat 7. Vacating, closing, or altering any portion of a street or alley The Community Development Department is very grateful for the Planning Commission. They spend a lot of time preparing for the meetings, reading staff reports, and considering the impacts of future development projects. Many of the meetings last a few hours. During COVID, our Planning Commission meetings have been conducted through Zoom webinar. Citizens are encouraged to join these meetings to share thoughts or concerns about potential land use applications.

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

HOLIDAY HOURS Thursday, Nov. 26 Building Hours: 6 a.m.–12 p.m. Select morning classes No programs, no childwatch

Friday, Nov. 27 Building Hours: 6 a.m.–6 p.m. Select morning classes No programs, no childwatch

FALL FITNESS CLASSES: • Barre None: This barefoot total-body class tones your arms, tightens your thighs, lifts your seat, and strengthens your core. Utilizing changes in rhythm and range of motion, this class gives your muscles maximum time under tension for maximum results. • Cardio Core: High-intensity cardio moves alternated with segments of core work. Burn calories and define your midsection of your body all in one class. • Cardio Express/Pump: The best of both worlds. High-intensity cardio mixed with muscle toning of power pump. • Cardio Kickbox: The perfect class to vent frustration. Uptight from a stressful day? Leave it all behind as you combine ancient self-defense movements with boxing skills. This demanding workout will challenge you both mentally and physically. • Circuit Training: Mix of balls, bands, tubing, weights bars, and kickboxing. Class format is circuit training. You will experience a unique work out every time. • Cycling: A great way to bring the benefits of cycling to group fitness. Cycling takes you on a virtual outdoor ride complete with hills, valleys, flat roads, sprints, and jumps. Cycling is taught on stationary bikes to great music with an instructor coaching you along the ride. All fitness levels are welcome. • Exclusively Core: A rocking 30-minute core workout. Building strength begins with your core. • HIGH Fitness: A hardcore fun fitness class that incorporates interval training with music you love and easy to follow choreography. • Total Body Fix: High-intensity interval training will work you out hard from start to finish. Circuit training to motivating music and instruction. • Keep it Movin’: Class is designed for anyone who may want a gentler approach to fitness. Music from the 40s, 50s, and 60s provides the inspiration to get moving! Low-impact strength training and balance work combined with a fun atmosphere. • Pilates: A method of body conditioning, Pilates combines the benefits of weight training, tai chi, yoga, and meditation. Your awareness of breathing, relaxation, concentration and fluidity will heighten during the physical work of this exercise. Pilates provides strength, flexibility, and empowerment to all who take this class. • Power Pump: Exclusive to ACSC, this format was designed to combine the best of weight room lifting and group exercise. This class will use dumbbells, resistance tubing, exercise balls, and weights bars with optional plates to add strength and define muscle mass. • Power Step: An intermediate to advanced level class filled with step choreography and powerful moves. Excellent large muscle conditioning and strengthening class that compliments aerobic fitness. • Stretch and Strengthen: The best of both worlds. This hour workout brings you integration for yoga poses and Pilates moves that will encourage strength, flexibility, balance, and power. The challenge, created to improve muscle strength and endurance, will be contrasted with an experience of relaxation and calm. This class will introduce you to an effective way of reducing and releasing stress as well as developing a new acceptance and respect for your body. • Rhythm Ride: Rides inspired by music focusing on tempo and intensity. This class immerses riders in music and beats while increasing strength and cardiovascular health. • STRONG (by Zumba) Express: This 30-min class combines body weight, muscle conditioning, cardio, and plyometric training moves synced to original music that has been specifically designed to match every single move. • Yoga: Appropriate for everyone at any fitness level or age. Strength, flexibility, and relaxation are combined to achieve mind/body health and total performance. • Zumba: Combination of high-energy dance moves & Latin music. No dance experience required. I S S U E # 75

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Aerobics Schedule Fall 2020 (50 Min)

Time 6:00 am






Circuit Training Laura


Circuit Training Laura

Total Body Fix Lisa

Pilates Kathryn

Rhythm Ride Kate

Cycling Clint

Cycling Gina

Cycling Clint


6:30 am

Cycling Clint

7:45 am

Cycling Annette

8:00 am

9:00 am

10:00 am

Stretch & Strengthen Bethne

Barre None Andrea

Stretch & Strengthen Bethne

Barre None Andrea

Power Pump Bethne

Circuit Training Barb

Power Pump Bethne

Advanced Step Barb

Cycling Sarah

Cycling Nancy

Cycling Andrea

Cycling Nancy

Keep it Movin’ Bethne

Yoga Angie

Keep it Movin’ Bethne

Yoga Angie

10:15 am

Zumba Kristi Cycling Sarah

Zumba Kristi

Combined Core and Pump

STRONG (BZ) Express

Pump Express* Nancy


6:00 pm

Cardio Kickboxing Nancy

Power Pump Daphne

Cardio Kickboxing Nancy

Power Pump Tessa

Cycling Kellie

Cycling Annette

Cycling Kellie

Cycling Annette

7:00 pm

HIGH Trenton

Zumba Jaron

HIGH Trenton

Zumba Jaron

8:00 pm

Pilates Nancy

Interval/Pump Paula

5:00 pm 5:15 pm

Yoga Jennifer


Yoga Jennifer Zoom Only

Yoga Jennifer Zoom Only




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

Wintertime is a perfect time to make big swing changes that will give you big results in 2021. All winter long, 2016 Utah PGA Teacher of the Year Ryan Holt will be teaching 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 just to keep the rust off, Ryan can help you out. B A N Q U E T R O O M AT S A N D Y C I T Y




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.

JR. JAZZ BASKETBALL Registration deadline is Nov. 18. Games begin Jan. 4, 2021 More detailed information available at: sandy.utah.gov/registration.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: Spring Youth Sports Registration for Soccer, Girls Softball, Boys Baseball, and T-Ball/Coach Pitch. Begins Monday, Jan. 11, 2021 Adult Softball Registration begins Monday, Jan. 18, 2021 (returning 2020 teams)

WANTED: JR. JAZZ REFEREES Apply today at sandy.utah.gov/jobs GREAT PAY! Must be at least 14 years old

* 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

Email Ryan at ryanholtgolf@gmail.com or call (435) 840-3102.


Book your corporate event today! Our calendar fills up quickly so plan ahead and get your spot today. Our tournament package is a turnkey operation. You send us your guest names, preferred special contest, and any sponsorship sign and we will get it all set up for you! Call PGA Professional, Neil Economy at (801) 568-4650


Come celebrate the Holidays with us inside the beautiful Banquet Room. We are conveniently located inside the River Oaks Clubhouse, 9300 S. Riverside Dr. (700 West) in Sandy. This facility is perfect for receptions, ceremonies, wedding and corporate luncheons, family gatherings, business meetings, class reunions, golf tournaments, and upcoming holiday parties! Book now to reserve your date! For bookings, or more information contact Kelly Christensen at (801) 231-5250

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)


Waste Management will be collecting bagged leaves that are placed on the parkstrip or non-paved area adjacent to your home. Please follow the guidelines listed below for your area of the city. RESIDENTS WHO LIVE SOUTH OF 9400 SOUTH: Place leaves on the parkstrip by 7 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 16. RESIDENTS WHO LIVE NORTH OF 9400 SOUTH: Place leaves on the parkstrip by 7 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 30. Please put your leaves in plastic bags with the tops sealed to prevent the wind from blowing them throughout the neighborhood. Bagged leaves that are left out on Monday will be picked up anytime during the week indicated. This service is unavailable to businesses, apartments, condominiums, mobile home parks, or anyone not a resident of Sandy City. If you have any questions, please contact the Public Works Department at (801) 568 - 2999.


Since the Trans-Jordan Landfill will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, your regularly scheduled service on Thursday and Friday will be delayed one day.



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Public Utilities BY THE NUMBERS Utah is one of the driest states in the nation and is one of the fastest growing. Our population is expected to double by 2065, making the need to use water efficiently imperative to meeting future water needs. The Governor’s Water Conservation Team (GWCT) was established in 2000 to combat these issues and meet future water demands. The GWCT consists of conservation representatives from the Utah Division of Water Resources and the five largest water conservancy districts in Utah. Governor Mike Leavitt first set a target to use 25% less water by the year 2050. Utahns were making great progress on the water conservation front, so Governor Herbert challenged Utahns to cut the time in half. In 2013, Herbert introduced a statewide conservation goal of reducing per-capita use 25% by 2025. In 2019, water conservation goals were established for nine different regions around the state for municipal and industrial water. This is the first time conservation goals have been established on a regional level and the goals vary by region. When every region reaches its goal, a 16% water use reduction will be achieved by 2030. This approach allows the goals to be tailored to each region’s characteristics. The regional goals are designed to continue to improve the state’s conservation efforts. (See the regions and goals graphics at right) Sandy City falls within the Salt Lake region. In 2015, our average regional water use was 210 gallons per capita per day. By 2030, our goal for regional water use is 187 gallons per capita per day, which is an 11% reduction.


Annual Consumption (gallons) Annual Gallons Per Capita Gallons Per Day [GPD] GPD per Capita

2015 2016 2017 2018 2019

7,393,299,410 7,745,441,870 7,829,867,950 7,547,476,527 6,558,698,015

81,566 84,221 84,463 80,507 69,178

20,255,615 21,220,389 21,451,693 20,678,018 17,969,036

223 231 231 221 190

In 2015, Sandy City was above the region’s average water use. However, we substantially decreased our water consumption by 2019 and are close to meeting the 2030 goal for our region. We are all in this together! Help contribute to Utah’s conservation goals by learning more about your personal water use. You can use your water bill to calculate your own per capita consumption with our free customer portal (sandut.aquahawk.us/login). AquaHawk allows you to monitor your water use in detail with user-friendly graphs that show your hourly, daily, and monthly water use. You can set alerts to notify you when you have reached a designated number of gallons used or dollars billed. It can help you efficiently manage your water usage and lower your monthly water bill. Sign up for AquaHawk today to start saving water and money!

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 I S S U E # 75

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Sandy City Journal

America Recycles Day is Nov. 15 Recycling is not only about the items that go into the cart, but also what they become, and the resources preserved because you recycle. Take a few minutes on America Recycles Day to make sure you are recycling right.

What Goes into the Recycling Cart?

We know that life can be complicated. So, when it comes to recycling, we keep things simple. When you follow these three easy rules, you play a big part in preserving Utah’s beauty for generations to come.

These simple guidelines ensure manufacturers receive the quality materials they need to make new products while keeping good recyclable items out of the landfill.

What Happens to Recyclables?

Putting clean recyclables into your curbside cart is the first, critical step in sending these materials to their next life. Your recyclables are collected by a WM truck and taken to a WM Material Recovery Facility (MRF) to be sorted by type and baled. The bales of individual materials (commodities) are sold to manufacturers to be turned into new products. All the residential plastic and 80% of the paper and cardboard sorted by WM MRFs are sold to domestic markets, supporting American manufacturing. More than 50% of the steel processed by WM in Utah remains in the state to be reused. This boosts our local and national economy. At a manufacturing plant, each material goes through a specific renewal process so it can be used as a feedstock in production. Paper is slurried and cleaned of contaminants before being used to produce new paper products, like tissue. Plastics are separated by resin type, shredded and melted into pellets. Water bottles can turn into new bottles or polyester thread and woven into a new T-shirt. Steel cans are melted down to make new cans, rebar or even car parts. One of the greatest rewards of recycling is knowing that your bottles, cans, paper, and cardboard get a second chance at life.

Multiplying the Benefits of Recycling

You make a big impact when you recycle right. In 2019, Sandy City residents collectively recycled 3,696 tons of bottles, cans, paper, and cardboard! That’s equal to the weight of 32 blue whales, or enough to fill more than two Olympic sized swimming pools. This saves valuable natural resources for future generations and preserves the environment. Using Post-Consumer Recycled (PCR) materials in manufacturing also reduces energy and water compared using to raw resources. Individual efforts really add up!

Closing the Loop on Recycling

One of the best ways you can support recycling is to buy products made from recycled (PCR) materials. You can find these products in mainstream stores, specialty boutiques, craft fairs, and online. Creating more demand for recycled products keeps the cycle strong. You produce economic and environmental benefits when you buy recycled products. That’s a lot of good with one purchase. Keep in mind: At least 30 percent of all the trash we produce is recyclable. You can make a big difference by recycling clean metal cans, plastic bottles and jugs, paper and cardboard, and keeping trash and plastic bags out of your recycling cart. Visit wm.com/RecycleRight for more information about recycling.

Quick Tips from Sandy City Fleet Management – Pre-winter Vehicle Preparation As we transition to winter, Sandy City Fleet Management recommends several things you can do right now to ensure your car operates successfully throughout the winter months. Check your engine antifreeze levels. Antifreeze keeps your engine from freezing during those extremely cold days. You can also directly check your antifreeze levels by following the instructions in your car’s manual. Adding more antifreeze is very simple, if you need to do it. Check your tire pressure and tread depth. Good tires are the key to staying on the road and keeping safe when the weather is questionable and snow and ice are falling from the sky. You can do your part to ensure your tires are in good shape with just a few simple steps. First, check your tire pressure with a simple gauge sold at any auto supply store. You should also make sure your tires have appropriate amounts of tread on them. The simple test is the “Lincoln test.” Just insert a penny into your tire’s tread with the top of Lincoln’s head pointing inward toward the tire. If you can see all of Lincoln’s head, you need to replace the tire before winter weather begins. You may also want to consider installing winter tires before the season begins, as they will make all the difference when it comes to getting around. Use winter windshield wiper fluid. Not all windshield wiper fluid is the same. Ordinary fluid that you use in the spring, summer, and fall often becomes worse than useless in the winter, as it freezes quickly upon contact with your windshield. Check your engine oil level and your battery. Low oil levels will damage your engine and season changes will drain weak batteries and leave you stranded in your car. If you have an old battery, have it tested at a local auto parts supply store. Put a “winter supply” box in your car. Having a box full of winter supplies in your trunk can make all the difference when something goes wrong while traveling on a cold winter day. Here is a quick list of items you should include in that box: flashlight, first-aid kit, blankets, gloves, a bag of sand (for traction), ice scraper, some high-energy snacks (like nuts or jerky), water, and a shovel for digging out of deep snow. All these items are useful for operating a motor vehicle in the winter months. During winter weather driving, remember to slow down and increase your following distance.

C ALEND AR O F E V E N T S | N OV E M B E R–D E C E MBE R 2 0 2 0 NOV. 4

First Aid, CPR and AED Class

9 a.m.–1 p.m.

Station 31: 9010 S 150 E


NOV. 12

Babysitting Class

3:30–6:30 p.m.

Station 31: 9010 S 150 E


NOV. 18

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 sandy.utah.gov for more events. 6


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