South Salt Lake City Newsletter | January 2022

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January 2022 Cherie Wood, Mayor 801-464-6757

South Salt Lake City Council Members LeAnne Huff, District 1 801-440-8510 Corey Thomas, District 2 801-755-8015 Sharla Bynum, District 3 801-803-4127 Portia Mila, District 4 801-792-0912 L. Shane Siwik, District 5 801-548-7953 Natalie Pinkney, At-Large 385-775-4980

2022: The Year of the Neighborhood Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a peaceful and beautiful holiday. Here at South Salt Lake City Hall, it’s time to get back to work. Our team is energized and ready to go. With one new and two returning City Council members and a terrific staff, I can already sense that this will be a great year! Here at City Hall, we’ve already dubbed 2022, “The Year of the Mayor Cherie Wood Neighborhood.” As you know, I’ve always believed in investing in people, maintaining great neighborhoods, and celebrating the unique qualities that make South Salt Lake a small city with big opportunities. But with the recent creation of our Department of Neighborhoods, we are now bringing those promises together to ensure that residents have safe, clean, green, and vibrant communities to thrive in. Here’s how we’ll do it: Our City already consists of quality neighborhoods, each with its own character and attributes. These include neighborhoods

Clarissa Williams, At-Large 505-879-2457

The City mailed out Milkweed seeds to over 60 residents to plant in 2021. In the fall, a new Monarch Waystation was added just south of Fitts Park on 500 East as a pleasant new green space along Mill Creek, to attract butterflies, birds, bees, and yes, people too.

City Offices

8 am to 5 pm 801-483-6000 220 East Morris Ave SSL, UT 84115 Animal Service 801-483-6024 Building Permits 801-483-6005 Business Licensing 801-483-6063 Code Enforcement 801-464-6712 Fire Administration 801-483-6043 Justice Court 801-483-6072 Police Admin 801-412-3606 Promise 801-483-6057 Public Works 801-483-6045 Recreation 801-412-3217 Utility Billing 801-483-6074 Emergencies 911 Police/Fire Dispatch 801-840-4000

like Riverfront, Granite Legacy, Burton Place, Central Park, and Columbus. We want to maintain the features that make each of these places unique – but also ensure that we’re addressing the specific needs that could make our neighborhoods even better. For some areas, that may mean better street lighting, traffic calming, or additional police patrols. For others, residents may be more concerned about protecting existing housing stock and ensuring quality zoning as emphasized in our General Plan. I’ve heard residents in some parts of our city request more parks and green space, or bike lanes on north-south routes like 500 East. And still, other neighborhoods are looking to add convenient services like grocery stores and other retail offerings. Our Department of Neighborhoods will take a holistic approach to assess needs and bring these important components together for greater impact. It will help our city work more efficiently while serving as a great feedback loop between my office and you, our amazing residents. So, stay tuned, get involved, and be a part of South Salt Lake’s next chapter. Because South Salt Lake is a great book, which is continuing to unfold and develop into the incredible community we can all celebrate and enjoy!

Let us introduce you to the City’s ‘one-call-doesit-all’ resource, our new SSL Neighborhood Secretary, Abby Sherlock. By connecting, she is your pipeline to answers and is the fastest way to get the message to me, the Mayor.

SSL Department of Neighborhoods: 801-464-6757 or email,

This summer our SSLPD and FD hosted a National Night Out Event, giving our residents a chance to gather, share and learn about our public safety teams and city departments, and have fun!

City News SSL City Council Meetings


In-Person or Watch Live: Wednesday, January 12, 7 p.m. Wednesday, January 26, 7 p.m.

SSL City Planning Commission Meeting Thursday, January 20, 7 p.m.

No Garbage Pickup Delays in January Place cans curbside on your typical collection day.

City Offices & Community Centers Closure Monday, January 17th in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Holiday Tree Recycling

During the month of January, Public Works will pick up Holiday Trees (natural trees only) curbside for no cost. Ace Disposal will also pick up trees the 2nd week of January at the same time as your regular garbage pick-up date. All trees are composted!

Meet Clarissa J. Williams – New City Council At-Large This past election, along with the re-election of both City Council representatives, Sharla Bynum and Corey Thomas, Clarissa Williams will be sworn-in this January as a City Council At-Large representative. To better acquaint you, Clarissa was born and raised on the Navajo Nation reservation in Arizona and first came to Salt Lake with her family in 2003 to attend the University of Utah. After completion, with great job opportunities and loving the mountains, they decided to stay and make Utah their home. When searching for a home to purchase in 2009, her husband pointed out to Clarissa a townhome in South Salt Lake. At the first visit, she wasn’t that thrilled with the idea, being that it was surrounded by mostly industrial complexes and lacked the charm of other neighborhoods. To counteract that point, he reminded her that their favorite movie theatre (Cinemark 16) with the best popcorn was just down the street. And, that and a few other things helped in tipping the scales in favor of moving to South Salt Lake. With a career focus as a chemical engineer and parent, Clarissa mentioned that prior to moving to South Salt Lake, she had never really been actively involved in politics or city issues. But at some point, she got pulled in here, as she was dealing with a neighbor in close proximity seemingly involved in criminal behavior. After reaching out to the SSLPD, and attending some City Council meetings, she became more aware of the challenges they were facing, including being understaffed. Clarissa was floored when the Mayor reached out to her personally to respond to her concerns. And, ever since she’s been civically engaged

and an advocate for SSLPD/FD, our planning commission, neighborhood watch, and City Council meetings. What are Clarissa’s hopes in representing South Salt Lake in the City Council? In her words, “It’s important for people to realize what we can change, and that there are limits to what we can and cannot do.” She wishes to continue to give the City support to move forward, doing all she can to advocate for public safety. She says, “Things have to change for things to get better, and it’s important to stay open and not resist this idea.” Clarissa encourages residents to get involved and stay informed. As she spent time canvassing during the 2021 campaign, she listened a lot, finding that for the most part, what is shared is more similar than divisive. Clarissa says, “Across the board, we all want our streets to be safer, more walkable, beautiful, and to make our community better for everyone.”

2022 Message SSL City Council Chair, Sharla Bynum, District 3 The past few years have brought many challenges, but we united as a community to overcome each one. I am grateful and humbled to have an opportunity to serve District 3 for one more term. Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns in the coming year. Here’s to a happy and healthy 2022 for all! Note: Opinions expressed here may not be representative of all Members of the City Council.

South Salt Lake City Council Action Report Summary Full agendas, minutes, handouts and video recorded meetings available at: Date

Agenda Item



Next Step


Moderate Income Housing Plan Update

A resolution of the City of South Salt Lake City Council adopting the Moderate Income Housing Plan update for 2021

Moved to the Consent Agenda on Dec 8

No further discussion


Appointment of Planning Commissioner

Appointment of Olivia Spencer to serve on the Planning Commission representing District 5


No further discussion


Appointment of Finance Director

Appointment of Crystal Makin to serve as the Finance Director


No further discussion


Appointment of Director of Homeless Strategies

Appointment of Christine Simonette to serve as Director of Homeless Strategies


No further discussion

Public Safety Welcoming in 2022: What’s Next for the SSLPD Message from SSLPD Chief Jack Carruth 2021 brought tough times with the COVID-19 pandemic and variants, but we are ready for a new year, taking on new challenges, and the upcoming implementation of the Civilian Review Board (CRB). In preparation for this momentous event, the SSLPD hired a new crime analyst, Tesitel Pacheco. She will be working with our Senior Crime Analyst, Alli Lachowsky. Both are highly qualified to assist the PD and City with this important task. A crime analyst has multiple responsibilities but primarily researches crime reports and data to identify trends and patterns, including:

Senior Crime Analyst, Alli Lachowsky

• Tactical (analyzing high-crime areas and/or types of crime) • Strategic (Identifying hot spots to focus law enforcement officers) • Administrative (creating required reports to the State and FBI, along with assisting with the Civilian Review Board) Crime analysts gather, compile, and interpret data from crime reports to determine trends in a particular geographic area. They focus on areas of concern in a particular community policing zone where prevention techniques can be deployed and assist in crime reduction. It is helpful for community members to report suspicious activity and crimes. Once reported, this information can be later used to support your case and/or help identify crime trends in the city.

Let’s Work Together to Prevent Home Fires Message from SSLFD Chief Terry Addison January and February are two of the leading months for home fires. Cooking, heating, and holiday decorations such as lights, trees, and candles are the cause of many of these fires. • When you are using any portable heating equipment, keep anything flammable at least 3-feet from any heat source such as fireplaces, wood stoves, radiators, or space heaters. • Install and test carbon monoxide detectors in your homes and test them monthly, and only plug one heating appliance (such as a space heater) into an electrical outlet. • Never use an extension cord with a heat-producing appliance; they are only intended for temporary use. If extension cords are needed, have an electrician install additional outlets where you need them. • Have your heating system professionally serviced to make sure it is clean and working properly to prevent carbon monoxide emergencies. Above all, be ready to check on family and neighbors who could be at risk for cold-weather hazards; and have a wonderful, safe January and a Happy New Year.

Wednesday, January 5, 2022 9-10 a.m. Délice Bakery & Café 2747 S State Street

Crime Analyst, Tesitel Pacheco

Join SSLPD and community members to enjoy the morning and get to know our local law enforcement better.

COVID-19 and Monoclonal Antibody Therapy W H AT Y O U S H O U L D K N O W “Monoclonal antibody treatments are another tool in the toolbox to keep people out of the hospital, and as a state, we are working to administer every available dose to those who need it. The antibody infusion has proven to be effective, but it can only be administered after a highrisk person has tested positive for the virus. The vaccines remain the best way to prevent someone from being hospitalized because of COVID-19. Around 90 percent of people who are hospitalized with COVID-19 have not been vaccinated,” said Utah Governor Spencer Cox. You qualify for monoclonal antibody treatment if you are 65 or older, you’ve tested positive for COVID-19, and it has been 10 days or less since your symptoms first started. You may also qualify if you are under 65, have tested positive for COVID-19, and it has been 10 days or less since your symptoms first started, and you have other health conditions that put you at higher risk. Monoclonal antibody treatment is most effective when given early and the sooner it is given the better. Getting vaccinated is the best way to prevent COVID-19. Monoclonal antibody treatment should NOT be used to prevent COVID-19. People who might benefit the most from this treatment are those who are most likely to be hospitalized or die from COVID-19. Visit to learn more, or to find COVID-19 vaccination clinics or testing sites.

Neighborhood Watch Meeting

Jan. 6, 2022 7:00 p.m. Visit for virtual event link.

Men’s Resource Center Neighborhood Meeting Jan. 19, 2022 3:30 p.m. Join us for a monthly conversation via Zoom. Visit for the link.

All Night Parking Prohibited. No person shall park a vehicle on street for a period longer than one hour between the hours of 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. of any night when removal of snow from the streets may be necessary.

Business & Development The dawning of a new year brings renewed energy for the upcoming construction season. The Community Development Department has been working to review applications that will bring new life and vitality to South Salt Lake this year. Here is a look at some of the projects that will be seeing progress in 2022. PRESTWICK 3453 South State Street The ground has broken and soon we will begin to see the construction of Building One which will bring several new retail spaces to State Street north of the America First Credit Union. The completed project will have 85 total residential units and a park area for residents.

THE MILL at SOUTH CITY 2200 South Main Street After suffering from supply chain delays, work is resuming on the Mill residential building which will complement the newly completed PDQ building west of WinCo Foods Downtown. Once complete the residential building will have approximately 250 units and a publicly available parking structure.



Also in 2022, the Community Development Department has applied for funding in conjunction with UTA to complete a Station Area Plan that will study the area in and around the Central Pointe (Trax/SLine) and South Salt Lake (S-Line) stations. The goal of the plan is to recommend improvements to the functionality of these important transit stops and how they integrate into the City’s plans for our Downtown.

50 East 3300 South Construction is finally underway on the new Quick Quack Car Wash on 3300 South. Quick Quack will offer a full-service car wash with outdoor vacuum stalls. This will be the first full-service, automatic car wash in South Salt Lake.

HUNTSMAN BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CAMPUS 3300 South between 900 and 1000 West In conjunction with the State of Utah and the University of Utah Health System, the Jon Huntsman family has donated funds to construct a behavioral health campus along 3300 South. This campus will offer both in-patient and out-patient services once completed.

WE’RE IN THE ZONE! Learn more about a few of SSL’s Creative Industries Zone businesses. SPARANO + MOONEY ARCHITECTURE | 801-746-0234 | 57 W 2100 South Sparano + Mooney Architecture is an award-winning design firm committed to offering sustainable, contemporary architecture to clients throughout the American West. Thoughtfully considered and carefullyexecuted projects are delivered through a collaborative process. A wide range of mountain modern architectural solutions are realized, from custom residences, resort homes and adaptive re-use of historic structures, to new institutional, cultural, and worship buildings, as well as mixeduse, civic, master planning and urban design projects. Their work is guided by quality, craft and a love of materials, and their projects balance leadingedge technologies with timeless design practices inspired by nature.

BONWOOD BOWL 2500 South Main St | 801-487-7758 Bonwood Bowl is a family-owned business, opened in 1957 by Bonnie and Woodrow White. It is the go-to place for both the serious league participant and casual bowler and has entertained people of all ages for over six decades. Currently, Bonwood is in the process of replacing all the lanes. Bowlers will be treated to this latest, state-of-the-art bowling center while still maintaining its retro atmosphere that everyone loves. Bonwood also has a grill, a bar, video games and lots of space to have fun. Bonwood is proud to be part of the Creative Industries Zone and recently participated in Mural Fest with artists Matt Monsoon and Brooklyn Ottens painting a jellyfish mural on the 40-foot north wall. This is the longest mural in South Salt Lake! There are also murals inside on the foyer and bar walls.

Community Happenings When it Snows: Winter rules to abide by

Help Keep Our Storm Drains Clear

Winter is here and with it SNOW! While our Public Works Department is hard at work keeping the streets clear, here are a few things residents can do to help out. Remove snow from sidewalks and parking lots The owners of businesses and residences are responsible for removing snow and ice from the sidewalks in front of their building, as well as parking lots. Snow should be removed the same day it falls, or by 10 a.m. the next day if snow falls into the late evening. Keep snow out of the roads When shoveling your drive or walk, shovel the snow away from the road and onto your property. Clear the area by the road on the left side of your driveway, as this creates a good spot for plows to unload their snow. Be mindful when parking Parked vehicles impact snowplow operators. Avoid parking on any city street between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. Remember that it is illegal to park on a street or in an alley for more than 72 hours consecutively, and to leave unlicensed/ unregistered vehicles, or detached trailers on the street.

While clearing snow and ice from walks and driveways take a minute to ensure the storm drains are not clogged. This will prevent flooding and keep our waterways clean.

What are our priorities when plowing? Public Works has twelve drivers who are assigned to seven snow plow routes. Plows are dispatched when there is at least one inch of accumulation on the roadways. Plowing will continue until the streets are safe to drive on.

Creative Arts for Life February Class Oil Pastels Wednesdays February 2, 9, 16, 23, 2022 6:30-8:30pm Historic Scott School 3280 S 540 East Instructor: Maddie Christensen/ Bad Dog Arts

Priorities are as follows: • Major collector streets serving emergency facilities with heavy traffic • Subdivisions and streets serving schools, City offices, etc. • All other city roads, including dead-ends and culs-de-sac A New Fridge for the Resource Pantry! In December, the Central Park Community Center Resource Pantry received a generous, shiny gift from RC Willey! This new refrigerator will store fresh food and produce. The donation also included dry goods, toys, basic needs, and warm clothing items. Thank you! Staffed by the Promise Family Liaison Team, they are always looking for donations, especially infant formula. Please connect with Edward Lopez or Patrick HolmanHart pholman@sslc. gov to receive, donate, or volunteer.

On the west side of the Central Park Community Center at 2797 S 200 East, the Resource Pantry is a place where any community member can receive items that they need, including food, school supplies, basic needs, and hygiene items. Evening Skyview of the Jordan River As a natural resource, a portion of the Jordan River and Trail runs through South Salt Lake. This waterway provides a critical resting area for migratory birds and a beautiful nature preserve for residents to enjoy! Learn more about the Jordan River at:

Join us to explore and play with oil pastels. This incredibly versatile material works well on a variety of surfaces. Maddie will guide you through a myriad of techniques such as scribbling, color blocking, blending, stippling, and sgraffito to build layers and create painterly effects. No prior experience is needed. Visit to signup.

Community Happenings Pets in the Cold

Make a Difference by Becoming a Digital Navigator Help South Salt Lake bridge the digital divide by becoming a digital navigator! At the new Community Opportunity Center (The CoOp), you’ll meet one-on-one with community members to help address their digital needs from acquiring a low-cost computer to signing up for internet service to learning fundamental tech skills. Volunteers do not need to be particularly proficient at computer skills. Rather, we are looking for outgoing volunteers who enjoy helping others and are accepting of people from all backgrounds. For more information or to sign up, connect with Lucas Horns at

South Salt Lake Animal Services recommends the following for your pets during the winter months: Know your dog’s limits! Some dogs are more susceptible to the cold than others. Short-coated, thin, elderly, or very young dogs get cold more quickly, so adjust the amount of time they stay outside. If your dog enjoys being outdoors and you will be outside longer than a few minutes, consider outfitting with a sweater or coat to keep them warm. Check the hood! Cats often sleep in the wheel wells and engine area of cars during the winter months to keep warm. They can be severely hurt or even killed by moving engine parts. Prevent injuries by banging on your hood or honking the horn before starting your car. Wipe their paws! During winter walks, your dog’s paws can pick up all kinds of toxic chemicals – salt, antifreeze, or de-icers. Be sure to wipe off your pet’s paws when you return from walks to prevent them from licking it off and becoming sick. Give them shelter! Ideally, all pets should live inside. Also, pets who spend a lot of time outside need more food to replace the energy lost from trying to stay warm. Use plastic food and water dishes instead of metal – to avoid getting tongues frozen stuck to them.

Seeking Fitness Instructors for the New FitLot Certified Pilates, yoga, trainers are needed and will be paid to teach classes at the FitLot at Bickley Park starting in Spring 2022. To learn more contact our SSL Recreation Director, Aaron Wiet at

Promise Youth Boxing Program at Central Park At the Central Park Community Center, youth boxers in the PAL Boxing program have been putting in the work to learn the fundamentals of the sport, to spar, and to prepare for the boxing ring. Throughout the pandemic, opportunities to compete have been scarce, so most of their time has been spent training. During the past couple of months, more events have been scheduled and boxers from South Salt Lake have been able to compete. One boxer from the gym at Central Park, Ladislao Torres, has been working incredibly hard and became the first SSL PAL boxer to box competitively in nearly three years. This season Ladislao’s boxing record was tremendous, as he relied on the skills he learned, and put that knowledge to use. The PAL Pete Suazo Boxing Gym is open for youth ages 8-18 as part of the afterschool programs and activities offered at Central Park Community Center. The program is led by Head Coach Larry Goodman and boxing specialist Jonathan Heugly who emphasize skill development and healthy habits both inside and outside of the gym. For those who wish to enroll, please contact Patrick Holman-Hart, | 801-386-4949.

Clubhouse-to-Career Internship Program Starts Year Two

Last year, Promise South Salt Lake (PSSL) partnered with Best Buy and The Clubhouse Network to bring a new program to the Best Buy Teen Tech Center (BBTTC). Clubhouse-to-Career (C2C) is a free yearlong tech skills and job readiness program that culminates each summer with a guaranteed paid internship for committed participants. The addition of this program extended PSSL’s out-of-school time reach to age 21 and added key elements to the city’s Digital Equity vision and efforts. After a successful trial year, C2C staff are eager to bring youth ages 16-21 to the BBTTC and to enter the workforce in the Summer of 2022. Committed youth are sought for the 2021-2022 program. Meetings occur Wednesdays from 3:006:30 pm and Saturdays from 12:00-4:00 pm at the Columbus Center, 2531 S 400 East, Room 105. Parents and interested youth are welcome to tour the BBTTC, Monday-Friday 3:00-6:30, Sat. 12:00-4:00. For questions, contact: Tate Grimshaw, C2C Facilitator | 385-377-4891 Colleen Bradburn, BBTTC Coordinator | 801-455-0994