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October 2021 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 Ray deWolfe, At-Large 801-347-6939

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


Supporting Strong Neighborhoods is Our Superpower New to South Salt Lake? As a resident, there are many ways you and your household can participate in SSL’s growing and evolving community. Our residents represent great diversity and cultures that span the world, including a significant refugee and immigrant population. The landscape of our City is continually and rapidly changing, and many of you, being new to the neighborhood, may want to better understand how things operate. I wish to Mayor Cherie Wood take a moment to share how as a City, we strive to provide the services and amenities that support and preserve our great neighborhoods—I’d like to say it’s our superpower. The Department of Neighborhoods was launched this summer in response to resident input during our General Plan process. Residents identified safe, clean, and walkable neighborhoods as priorities. By uniting several City programs and services, Neighborhoods aims to help residents build a stronger sense of place by engaging more effectively with the community and city government. By grouping Parks, Homeless Strategies, Code Enforcement, and Animal Services together, we can provide a more seamless and efficient way to connect you with available city resources, services, and amenities and thus, empower residents.

This spring, our South Salt Lake Arts Council hosted its fourth and most successful Mural Fest yet; 35 highly acclaimed murals now adorn the Creative Industries Zone.

If you can imagine, not even five years ago, there wasn’t a Bickley Park or a westside expansion of Fitts Park, a Parley’s Trail, Mural Fest, or a WinCo Foods. Since becoming Mayor in 2009, I have made it my priority to listen, gather input, and learn about what matters most to residents. We just adopted a new General Plan full of input from community stakeholders. While I support positive economic growth and sustainable development, I have also heard your concerns about protecting and preserving the feel and vibe of our single-family or R1 South Salt Lake neighborhoods. Let me assure you we will continue to maintain our existing zoning designations of R1. In our planning, much of our new dense or multifamily development is along public transit, like in our new downtown area, the Creative Industries Zone. My desire is to welcome new residents in multi-family projects like Riverfront, Zeller, the HUB of Opportunity, and Harmony 3900, while at the same time enhancing and strengthening our existing neighborhoods. South Salt Lake continues to be On The Move, and now that you’re here, we hope you’ll settle down and stay awhile. My love for South Salt Lake is enduring. As a lifelong, 3rd generation resident, my roots in the community run deep. Building a great community is not done alone. I count on you to get involved and contribute in your own unique way. It has taken a lot of forwardthinking to get here, and we have a lot to celebrate—let’s keep the momentum going!

Our newly formed Department of Neighborhoods. Get to know them; they are here to serve you!

Did you know I have a Mayor on the Move monthly e-newsletter? Find out what’s on top of my list by subscribing:

City News SSL City Council Meetings Now open to the public at City Hall Watch: Wednesday, October 13, 7 p.m. Wednesday, October 27, 7 p.m.

SSL City Planning Commission Meetings Thursday, October 7, 7 p.m. Thursday, October 21, 7 p.m.

FREE Citywide Cleanup in November Available to residential garbage customers, the first two weeks in November, curbside pickup will be provided for approved items that are boxed, bundled or bagged. Hazardous materials such as oil, batteries, paint, tires and other pollutants will not be collected. Properly prepared items must be placed on the curb by 6:30 a.m. on the scheduled collection day. The date for your pickup will be sent to your home in advance.

What is Ranked Choice Voting?


Remembering Helps Us Honor By L. Shane Siwik, District 5 On September 11th, 2001, the world changed and would never be the same. As we look back on the terrorist attack and subsequent war in Afghanistan that just ended after almost 20 years to the day (and the longest war in American history), I can’t help but think of the thousands of people who lost their lives either in innocence or in battle securing a safer nation for us to enjoy today. From the men and women of the New York Fire Department who ran into the towers, to the passengers aboard flight 93 who knowingly sacrificed themselves to avoid more deaths with the call, “Let’s Roll”, may we never forget the cost of freedom and the heroes who gave all. Some want to erase 9-11 from our memories or ask that we not remember with such passion. NO. We must remember. Remembering helps us stand guard in the future. Remembering helps us avoid mistakes. But most of all, remembering helps us honor. To those in our community who served, or lost loved ones over the past 2 decades as a result of 9-11, a grateful community thanks you for all you have given and all you have lost. To the men and women who continue to serve to make us safer, whether as a local first responder or member of the military, may God watch over you and protect you as you put everything on the line for us. Note: Opinions expressed here may not be representative of all Members of the City Council.

Fall Leaf Bag Program

This year our city council approved an alternative method of voting for municipal elections. What is Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) exactly? RCV is what it sounds like, instead of choosing one candidate, you rank candidates

according to your preferences (1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc.). If a candidate receives a majority of the first-choice votes, that candidate is elected. If no candidate receives a majority of the first-choice votes the candidate with the lowest number of votes is eliminated and transferred to the voter’s second-ranked choice of the remaining candidates. This process continues until a candidate wins with an absolute majority (50%+) of the votes. One thing to remember, you do not have to rank candidates. You still have the option to only vote for one candidate for each position if you desire. As we are getting closer to our municipal election on Tuesday, November 2, 2021, we encourage all residents to learn more about Ranked Choice Voting and what to expect on the ballot at

City of South Salt Lake — 2021 Election MAYOR Cherie Wood L. Shane Siwik Jake Christensen DISTRICT 2 Sam Garfield Corey Thomas

Each fall SSL supplies five (5) leaf bags to residents at no cost. Bags can be picked up at Public Works 195 W Oakland Ave (2475 South) in October. • Residents must show a valid ID with an SSL address • Leaf bags will be picked up by Public Works curbside through the end of November. • The City also encourages South Salt Lake residents to compost leaves. To read more about leaf pick up guidelines, visit:

DISTRICT 3 Sharla Bynum Aileen E. Hampton DISTRICT AT-LARGE Clarissa J. Williams Olivia Spencer

To be eligible to vote in the upcoming General Election on November 2, 2021, you must be either registered online 11 days prior or register at an early voting location or a polling station on Election Day. Register online or learn more at:

South Salt Lake City Council Action Report Summary Full agendas, minutes, handouts and video recorded meetings available at: Date 8/25/21

Agenda Item The naming of City Facilities and acceptance of sponsorships

Subject The ordinance, Chapter 71 of Title 2, Amending Sections 12.38.10 and 12.38.160 of the Municipal Code to Create a Framework for Naming Facilities and Acceptance of Sponsorship

Action Approved

Next Step No further action


Public Hearing – to receive input regarding a proposed amendment to all 2021/2022 fund budgets

An Ordinance to amend the 2021-2022 Fiscal Year Budget Amendments include PD Department Salary increases, Bickley Park Expansion and City Hall Infrastructure


No further action

Public Safety Speaking Up Against Domestic Violence Message from SSLPD Chief Jack Carruth October is a time for all of us to speak up about domestic violence, raise awareness, and support the survivors of this all but too common issue. Domestic and Family Violence isn’t always physical, and while there are many different forms, all are used to negatively control a person and their actions. Domestic violence is present in every community and occurs across all demographics, including age, gender, sexual orientation, race, socioeconomic status, religion, and/or nationality. Another aspect of domestic violence is that the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence reports that Domestic Violence/Intimate Partner Violence accounts for 15% of all violent crime. Types of intimate partner violence include physical, sexual, stalking, and psychological aggression. • 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been physically abused by a partner in their lifetime. • 1 in 7 women and 1 in 18 men have been stalked by a partner during their lifetime. • 1 in 15 children are exposed to domestic violence every year. Knowing some of the signs of domestic, intimate partner or dating violence can help save a life. Beyond signs of physical aggression, other signs could be erratic mood changes, noticing threats or controlling behaviors of another’s time, money, or resources. South Salt Lake Police is committed to helping victims take action in domestic abuse cases, as a source for intervention and as a resource if needed. As for any emergency, call 9-1-1 for an immediate police response. Utah 24 hours LINKline: 1-800-897-LINK (5465) The National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) StrongHearts Native Helpline: 1-844-762-8483

Halloween the Safe Way Message from SSLFD Chief Terry Addison It’s that time of year again. Halloween is just around the corner! Pumpkins are being carved, spooky décor is appearing all over the neighborhood, and everyone is putting the finishing touches on their costumes. The South Salt Lake Fire Department wants to ensure that Halloween is a fun time of year for our youth. Keep trick-or-treating safe for your little monsters with a few easy safety tips. • When choosing a costume, stay away from long, trailing fabric and make sure the little ghosts and goblins can see clearly, with or without masks. • Include some type of light as part of costumes, whether a flashlight or a glow-stick. Make them be seen. • Use battery-operated candles or glow-stick in jacko-lanterns instead of candles. There are nearly 800 reported home fires each year where decorations (crepe paper or dried flowers) were the first item to ignite, and more than one-third were started by candles. • Make sure all exit and escape routes are clear of obstructions or decorations, and that your smoke detectors are working. • Please tell children to stay away from open flames including any candle-lit jack-o-lanterns. Have them practice to ‘stop-drop and roll’ if their costumes catch fire. With a bit of planning, you can ensure that your kids enjoy a fire-safe Halloween. It is awfully fitting that Halloween falls at the end of Fire Prevention Month. We wish you a safe and Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 9-10 a.m. Délice Bakery & Café 2747 S State Street Join SSLPD and community members to enjoy the morning and get to know our local law enforcement better.

Coffee with a Cop

SSL Youth getting crafty at the Neighborhood Night in September

Neighborhood Watch Meeting

Oct. 7, 2021 7:00 p.m. Visit for virtual event link.

Men’s Resource Center Neighborhood Meeting Oct. 20, 2021 3:30 p.m. Join us for a monthly conversation via Zoom, Visit for the link. Questions? Contact us at:

Community Happenings New to The ZONE The South Salt Lake Creative Industries Zone (The ‘ZONE’) is more than a clever little lightbulb logo; it’s about celebrating the 50+ “unique to their niche” artsy, crafty industrial businesses and the people behind them. We dare you not to be inspired. Next time you travel through our neck of the SSL hood, let the lightbulb illuminate

the way through our Creative Industries Zone. While visiting, spot any of our 35 murals, grab a six-pack, tune-up your bike, or set it down and unwind with a locally-made craft cocktail. Let us introduce you to a handful of businesses within ‘The ZONE’, all found within a few blocks in downtown South Salt Lake.


SALT CITY BUILDS | 2212 West Temple #4

Go right through the back door of Fuzzy Nates and you’ll discover another level of motorcycle culture at Salt City Builds. Specializing in all aspects of vintage motorcycle repair and resto-mods, brothers Seth and Rev Clark brought their backyard garage hobby shop to South Salt Lake in 2013, and well, the rest is Salty Bike Revival history. | 2212 West Temple #4B

Open since 2015, “Salt Lakes Most Okayest” and “Keep Your Standards Low” are the catchphrases that capture the vibe at Fuzzy Nates Barbershop. While they don’t claim to be the best, they most definitely are authentic, and that’s enough. Inside this bustling shop, Nate is the one with the phenomenal beard, and along with three other barbers, they take on the hair of hundreds of loyal clientele. Once in Fuzzy Nate’s chair, you’re family.

PROJECT SUNDAY | 2212 S West Temple #19


Since the beginning Project Sunday has been a work in progress. Starting with an empty loft and a group of college students, they figured it’d be more fitting to make their own art and furniture than buy it… and eventually opened up for business. | 2212 West Temple #40 Born to Ride? The Litas (a global womxn’s motorcycle collective) guide the fashion merchandise and accessories from this primarily online retail store. Rolling fast and burning gas, Hell Babes is women-run and recently decided that their new HQ was a good fit for South Salt Lake, complete with a retro gold velvet couch at their warehouse entrance.

SUGARPOST METAL | 80 W Truman Ave Garden art that doesn’t suck. Yes, Sugarpost Metal creates that, and is also a full-service architectural metal workshop, crafting railings, so grandma has something to hang onto. They also create fun and functional art pieces, like monsters, machines, floral, fauna and fish. Bonus! You can spot several examples of their custom mailboxes around the Creative Industries Zone (Clever Octopus, Level Crossing Brewery, Grid City Beer Works, Counterpoint Studios, Pat’s BBQ and Bicycle Collective).

This mailbox held up by an Octopus, is found in front of Clever Octopus Creative Reuse Center and was designed by Sugarpost.

Behind their original, rustedout sign in Tempest Park lies a shop that now has a long resume of creating space and custom pieces for some of Utah’s favorite establishments and community shapers. After nearly a decade in business, the folks at Project Sunday count themselves lucky to handcraft the pieces and spaces that help support life in the city where they live.

UNIQUE MOSAICS BY ANGIE | 75 W Truman Ave Angie Halford Re is the founder and owner of award-winning Unique Mosaics, LLC, which is an internationally recognized custom mosaic tile artwork studio in South Salt Lake. With over two decades of experience, her mosaic tile designs and installations can be found in homes, historical restoration projects, National art museums and exhibits, and places of worship.


Community Happenings Youth Basketball 4 years old – 6th grade

PK/K–1st/2nd grades: T/TH evenings 6-7 pm or 7-8 pm 3rd/4th grades: M/W evenings 6-7 pm or 7-8 pm 5th/6th grades: M/W evenings 6-7 pm or 7-8 pm BEGINS Week of Nov. 1st ENDS Week of December 16th LOCATIONS: PK/K-1st/2nd grades, Central Park Community Center (2797 S. 200 E.) 3rd/4th grades, Columbus Community Center (2531 S. 400 E.) 5th/6th grades, Granite Park Jr. High (3030 S. 200 E.)

ANIMAL SERVICES OPEN HOUSE Saturday, October 16, 2021 1 to 3 p.m. 2274 South 600 West • Bring your pet for Microchip and/or Register • Pet & Owner Halloween Costume Contest • Come see what the shelter has to offer!

$25 for 1st child, $20 for 2nd child, $15 for 3rd child Additional $5 SSL non-resident fee. Scholarships are available to those who qualify. ($10 with free/reduced lunch letter at time of registration) Deadline: October 22 (Space is Limited!) Register at or call 801-412-3217

Congrats to Jason Burgess Mayor Cherie Wood encourages you to nominate those around your neighborhood who you believe deserve recognition for their Beautiful Yard, Street or even a Balcony! It’s easy to nominate, to do so, contact the Neighborhoods Department by email at

Bike the 2021 Mural Fest Route Monday, October 18, 2021 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Meet at South Salt Lake City Hall 220 Morris Ave. South Parking Lot

Lunch on the Move Mama’s Toasted Cheeser Wednesday, October 20th 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. SSL City Hall 220 East Morris Ave, Northside Discover a new food truck each month!

Community Happenings United Way Day of Caring & 9/11 Day of Service & Remembrance — THANK YOU!

Neighborhood Night in October

Several basic care items were donated for a new Food and Supply Pantry at the Promise Central Park Community Center.

Whether you want to connect with your neighbors, learn more about City Services, or share an idea that will benefit your community, this is a great way to reach out and have a fun evening together. Monday, October 25 • 6-8 p.m. Columbus Center Auditorium 2531 S 400 East

The South Salt Lake LDS Stake spent several hours early Saturday, September 11 pulling weeds and cleaning up along the S-Line/Parley’s Trail.

Creative Arts for Life Needle Felting

Register at: Wednesday, October 6, 13, 20, 27, 2021 • 6:30-8:30 p.m. Location: TBD Instructor: Maddie Christensen/Bad Dog Arts Learn basic needle felting techniques using wool fiber called roving. Maddie will walk you through the steps to create adorable 3-D figures. Also, using the same materials you will create a 2-D “Painting with Wool” to hang on a wall. This will be the perfect addition to your own holiday décor or to give as a gift. No experience is necessary. All the materials are included.

Savage Services came to Mill Creek Park for three full days to help spruce up and plant pollinators at a new section that will become a Monarch Butterfly Waystation.

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Meet Our New Promise Lead Safe Housing Program Coordinator Utah International Charter School Kristen Van Riper Kristen is the new coordinator at Utah International Charter School (UICS). She works hard to incorporate a wide range of athletics and academic pursuits into her program. She has built a partnership with the SSL Recreation Department in order to bring organized sports, including soccer, basketball, volleyball, and football, to UICS. Kristen feels passionate about bringing high-quality academic activities to the forefront of her program with the aim of inspiring the next generation of entrepreneurs, inventors, leaders, problem solvers, and pathfinders. She achieves this through offering a wide range of activities, such as tutoring, literacy, robotics, coding, cooking, sewing, gardening, readers theater, leadership, dance, global awareness, and so much more.

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