Taylorsville City Newsletter | August 2022

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City of Taylorsville Newsletter 2600 West Taylorsville Boulevard • 801-963-5400

MAYOR'S MESSAGE Dear Friends and Neighbors, Upkeep of the roadways that run through a city is a critical part of keeping any community running smoothly and efficiently. It is why Transportation is among our five key building-block areas that we keep top of mind during our weekly planning meetings and long-term visioning. (The others are Economic Development; Public Safety; Mayor Kristie S. Overson Arts, Parks and Recreation; and Community Building). While the orange cones that seem to crop up every Utah summer can be inconvenient, it is important to keep in mind the long-term benefits. The wear and tear of our roadways is not always evident until there is a problem, and at that point it often costs much more to repair the damage than it would to stay on top of them. It is why I am very much looking forward to the completion of several planned projects in Taylorsville. Among them are: • Redwood Road from 4100 South to 5400 South – underway this summer • Redwood Road from 6200 South to I-215 – starting late this year • Midvalley Connector BRT – starting next year • 4700 South and Bangerter interchange – starting next year Additionally, we have been focused on our Taylorsville Active Communities Plan to better incorporate bicycles and pedestrians into transportation and recreational planning. The freeway-style interchange at 6200 South and Bangerter also officially opened this year, vastly improving commute times. While all of these projects will significantly benefit our community, the project I am perhaps most eagerly anticipating is the Midvalley Connector Bus Rapid Transit that will run down 4500 and 4700 South. We have been working on this project for the last few years, in coordination with Murray City, West Valley City, the Utah Transit Authority, the Utah Department of Transportation, Salt Lake Community College, Salt Lake County and the Wasatch Front Regional Council. It will bring 7 miles of BRT service, and riders will access 15 stops and 1.4 miles of dedicated transit lanes, connecting Murray Central Station to the SLCC Redwood Campus and West Valley Central Station. An open house was held this past month at Taylorsville City Hall, where transportation officials received public comment and residents could learn more about the project. You can also find details at midvalleyconnector.com Transportation is “the glue of our daily lives,” said entrepreneur Robin Chase. We don’t see the work that goes into such planning but as we well know, such things don’t just happen. They take many months, sometimes years, of planning and effort, creating innumerable benefits. So when I see those orange cones, I marvel at the magic of transportation. –Mayor Kristie S. Overson

WHAT ’S INSIDE – AUGUST 2022 Frequently Called Numbers, Page 2 Council Corner, Page 3 Getting to Know TVPD, Page 6 Heritage Remembrances, Page 7 Environment, Page 8


August 2022

Plaza +ART Adding New Sculptures to Centennial Plaza This Month

The City of Taylorsville’s Plaza +ART program will be adding new sculptures to Centennial Plaza later this month. Six sculptures are now featured, creating an exquisite open-air gallery that visitors can see day or night. Stroll through Centennial Plaza to view the sculptures currently on display and then come to Plaza +ART's second-season kickoff and art walk on Aug. 27 to see the new additions. Plaza +ART was created as a way to bring public art to the plaza, which opened last fall and connects City Hall and the Mid-Valley Performing Arts Center into one community-centric space with its lighted walking paths, outdoor stage, beautiful landscaping and natural amphitheater. The intent is for some of the sculptures to be displayed permanently, while others will rotate through the plaza as additional sculptures are featured. Eight new pedestals were installed this year to bring more art to the plaza. You can read more about the program and artists at www.taylorsvilleut.gov/our-city/plaza-art. Look for a map there to see where the art is located, and find information about sponsoring a pedestal or purchasing one of the sculptures, if interested. As Americans for the Arts President Robert L. Lynch aptly said, “The arts help transform American communities and the result can be a better child, a better town, a better nation and certainly a better world.”



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August 20 ICR Insurance presents DAVILA CONCERT



September 10-18 Lyrical Opera Theater presents TOSCA

September 30 October 1 Siva Pasefika presents THE SPIRIT OF POLYNESIA

GET TICKETS AT SaltLakeCountyArts.org


Aug. 3 & 17 – 6:30 p.m.

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City Council Meeting @ City Hall and online. Watch a live-stream of the meeting on the city’s website, www.taylorsvilleut.gov

Aug. 6 – 5 to 8:30 p.m. Starry Nights @the Plaza. Night Out Against Crime, featuring ‘Touch a Truck’ event, 6 to 8 p.m. Food Trucks will be at Centennial Plaza from 5 to 8:30 p.m.



Aug. 9 – 7 p.m. & Aug. 23 – 6 p.m. Planning Commission Meeting @ City Hall.

Aug. 13 – 5 to 11 p.m. Starry Nights: Movies on the Plaza @ Centennial Plaza. ‘Spider-Man.’ Jazz band Mark Cheney & Friends also will play, and the food trucks will be there at 5 p.m. Movie starts around 9. Movie and music are free.

Aug. 20 – 5 to 8:30 p.m. Starry Nights @the Plaza. Food Truck League food trucks at Centennial Plaza.

Aug. 25, 26 & 27 – 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tombstone Tales @ Taylorsville Cemetery. Park at Eisenhower Jr. High, 4351 S. Redwood Road. Sponsored by the Taylorsville Historic Preservation Committee. (See ad on Page 8).

Aug. 27 – 5 to 11 p.m. Starry Nights: Movies on the Plaza @ Centennial Plaza. ‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.’ The city's Plaza +ART program also will mark its second-season kickoff with an art walk, unveiling new sculptures at the plaza. Food trucks arrive at 5 p.m.



Food Trucks. Night Out Against Crime including 'Touch a Truck' event with police and fire vehicles, National Guard climbing wall Food Trucks. Jazz band Mark Cheney & Friends Outdoor movie "Spider-Man"


Food Truck League Food Trucks


Food Trucks. Plaza +ART's second-season kickoff featuring unveiling of new sculptures Outdoor movie "Shang-Chi"


See event details at www.taylorsvilleut.gov

August 2022


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Our Annual Cleanup Day Gets Better and Better Each Year

By Council Member Ernest Burgess We can’t thank everyone enough for making our annual Cleanup Day such a success! Held June 18 at Taylorsville High, more than 500 Taylorsville residents participated in this year’s event, dropping off literally tons of unwanted and unused items for recycling and disposal. As in past years, the event not only aims to keep our community clean and tidy, safe and beautiful but also to conserve, recycle and reduce resources. It helps keep electronics out of the landfill and chemicals out of storm drains. It is an opportunity to drop off household hazardous waste, electronic waste, document shredding, prescription medicine, green/yard waste, bulk waste, clothing donations and recycling. This was our 10th year in which the Green Committee has sponsored the event, and every year the Cleanup Day has grown in popularity. Without our volunteers and sponsors, this event would not be possible. From the bottom of our hearts, we want to thank, in particular, these organizations, individuals and businesses: • The Taylorsville Green Committee • The Taylorsville Police Department and Det. Christensen, who was instrumental in safety, setting up traffic flow and vendor placement

• Taylorsville High School for hosting, especially Brian Murray who helped us with scheduling • Taylorsville High School Football Coach Rosales, all of his coaches and the amazing football team • The Taylorsville Youth Council and advisor Kris Heinemen • Wasatch Front Waste & Recycling District, General Manager/CEO Pam Roberts and Sustainability Coordinator McKenna Tupai • Salt Lake County Health Department and Water Quality Supervisor Jessica Antezano, who not only facilitated the department’s sponsorship of the event but also helped at the volunteer booth • Cypress Credit Union and Community Relations Coordinator Lindsay Perry • Metech Recycling • Rocky Mountain Document Destruction and Larry Gibbons • Clean Harbors Personally, I also want to thank my fellow City Council members for their support of this worthwhile event, as well as the city administration for continuing to make our annual Cleanup Day a priority. We’re still totaling up the exact amounts that were collected but it’s safe to say that we matched or surpassed last

LEFT TO RIGHT: Bob Knudsen (District 5), Curt Cochran (District 2), Anna Barbieri, Chair (District 3), Meredith Harker, Vice Chair (District 4) and Ernest Burgess (District 1)

year’s collection, which took in hundreds of thousands of pounds of discarded items. If you missed this year’s Collection Day, you can find a list of places on the city’s website, www.taylorsvilleut. gov, where you can take your unwanted things throughout the year. We are so proud of our Taylorsville community, and the efforts by all to make our city such a great place to be!

Green Committee’s Annual Cleanup Day Collected Tons of Waste By John Purvis –Taylorsville Green Committee The Taylorsville Green Committee’s annual Cleanup Day was held June 18 in the Taylorsville High School parking area, and it was a big success. Sunny and not too hot, it was a perfect day for throwing away stuff! More than 500 Taylorsville residents arrived in their vehicles to take advantage of the free-to-residents event. This year, we shredded just under 8 tons of paper and collected thousands of pounds of paint, tree limbs, old pharmaceuticals and hazardous and reactive waste — some of which was quite nasty. We even took some tires and mattresses (both items on the “do not bring” list) and several tons of donations, which we were not set up for this year but accepted anyway. We were amazed that a large number of usable CRTs (Cathode Ray Tube TVs) are still showing up for dis-

Photo by: LynnKay Photography posal. We also handed out more than 400 vouchers for the landfill. (You can also still pick up dump vouchers at City Hall; they’re good for up to $15 off of one load of material at the Salt Lake Valley Landfill). The committee hired and enlisted “the best” to handle the waste efficiently and professionally. A big thank you, in particular, to the Taylorsville Police Department, Metech, Clean Harbors, Rocky Mountain Document Destruction and Wasatch Front Waste & Recycling District (WFWRD). Please understand that the cleanup event is not really free but is funded through sponsors, including Cyprus Credit Union, the Salt Lake County Health Department, Taylorsville City, WFWRD and Taylorsville High School. This was supplemented by hundreds of hours in donated

time and other expenses picked up by Green Committee members, supportive residents, the Taylorsville High School football team and many others. We plan to keep this event going for years to come, but we really need your help. Please follow the rules posted prior to next year’s event. Among a few other items, we won’t be accepting tires, mattresses, sofas or recliners, lawn mowers, large appliances or motor oil. Most auto parts stores will take used oil free of charge, and expired prescriptions can be dropped off at most pharmacies. If you’d like to get involved with this and similar activities, please contact the Green Committee through the Taylorsville website, www.taylorsvilleut.gov, and remember to recycle, reuse and repurpose throughout the year.


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Taylorsville Dayzz 5K Draws Hundreds of Runners More than 275 runners gathered to carry on the tradition of the Taylorsville Dayzz 5K and Kids Fun Run. The annual race is a favorite for many residents who return year after year, with one entering every year since the very first race! This year’s theme “Run Taylorsville Run” was inspired by the movie “Forrest Gump.” The medals, designed by Parks and Recreation Committee member Aaron Johnson, featured a posturized rendering of Forrest Gump well into his 3-year, 2-month, 14day and 16-hour run when he said, “I’m pretty tired, I think I’ll go home now.” Runners received T-shirts, finisher medals and a swag bag loaded with treats and coupons from local businesses. To start the race on June 25, runners stood silently while a group from Taylorsville High School’s Madrigals sang “The Star Spangled Banner.” Seconds later, Mayor Kristie Overson fired the starting gun. The 5K race started promptly at 7 a.m., winding through beautiful Valley Regional Park and some neighborhood streets in Taylorsville. Taylorsville native Teren Jameson captured the top spot in the men’s race, with a time of 15 minutes, 47 seconds, while his son Cole Jameson was hot on his trail coming in at 16 minutes, 38 seconds, followed by Nathan Hornok from West Jordan in third place at 16 minutes, 41 seconds. Brooklyn Tarr of Herriman claimed victory in the women’s race at 20:39, followed by Elizabeth Wallace of West Valley City in second at 21:28 and Lily Jameson of Taylorsville (yes, Teren’s daughter) in third place at 21:58. The Kids Fun Run, which started about 45 minutes later, looped around a jogging path within the park and had the same start and finish spot as the 5K. The kids run was also timed. David Gomez took first in boys ages 8-12, with a time of 3 minutes, 46 seconds; Madison Dignam took first in girls ages 8-12, with a time of 4:37; Zavier Cole took first in the boys ages 7 and under category, with a time of 4:38; and Kemsley Vranes took first in the girls ages 7 and under at 5:09. A crowd of friends and family gathered to cheer on the participants before heading to the Taylorsville Dayzz Parade. Thank you to Jared Smith and the Parks and Recreation Committee for organizing and volunteering at this fun event, as well as all of our generous community sponsors!

Men’s winners left to right: Nathan Hornok (366), third place; Cole Jameson, second place; and Teren Jameson (252), first place.

Women’s winners left to right: Lily Jameson, third place; Elizabeth Wallace, second place; Brooklyn Tarr (295), first place.

Thank you to our generous sponsors of the 2022 Taylorsville Dayzz 5k and Kids Run!

Kristi Smith, FSS, LUTCF, AFIS

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Taylorsville Dayzz Marks Another Successful Year Thousands of people turned out for this year’s Taylorsville Dayzz, featuring the traditional parade, concerts, carnival rides, food booths, car show, 5K and best fireworks in the state. “It was absolutely incredible this year, just incredible,” said Mayor Kristie Overson. “It drew thousands and thousands of people to celebrate our 26th anniversary as a city.” At a recent City Council meeting, she thanked event chair Jim Dunnigan and the Taylorsville Dayzz Committee for all the time and effort they put into organizing the festivities, held June 23-25 at Valley Regional Park. “They were on top of their game,” she said. “The event, planning and execution were superb.” This was also the first year that the Taylorsville Police Department took command of safety at the event, following its formation a year ago. Mayor Overson commended the department for their work, as well. It was fun too, she said, to participate in the parade with the City Council, who rode bikes, scooters and golf carts along the parade route, and with the Youth Council who waved from the Taylorsville City float, with its Starry Nights theme. “We had a lot of people work really hard, and I know they are tired but it’s a happy tired because every aspect of the event was perfect,” she said. “We can’t wait for next summer!”

Arts Council Puts on Joyful ‘Technicolor’ Production, Crosswalk Musical Following postponement six months ago due to COVID-19, the show at last went on, and it was worth the wait. The Taylorsville Arts Council presented “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” this past month to a full house each of its six nights. Performed July 11-16, the musical was high-energy and original, presented with a ‘90s-era flare. Starring Samuel Bates as Joseph, the show delighted audiences with a full ensemble cast, children’s choir and live orchestra. In advance of the production, the Arts Council also staged a Crosswalk Musical on July 9 in front of the Taylorsville-Bennion Heritage Center. The musical's cast performed snippets from the show for lucky drivers stopped at the light. Show Director Wendy Dahl-Smedshammer said they staged the Crosswalk Musical as a way to spread joy. "Because it makes you feel good," she told KUTV News. "The world we live in today, there’s a lot of turmoil. We need to find the happiness, and you know, my cast, this show will bring you happiness.”


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Patrol Unit Makes up the Bulk of TVPD This marks the final installment of our 'Getting to Know TVPD' series that has run for the past year. Check this space in the coming months for other police news and see past articles online. TVPD consists of several different units that make up its in-house organizational structure. We have highlighted these units each month over the past year. Each unit has designated responsibilities with often one officer covering multiple areas of responsibility. These areas include administration, internal investigations, records management, evidence, victim advocates, court liaisons, violent crimes, special victims, domestic violence, mental health, offender registry management, property crimes, directed enforcement, community-oriented policing, homeless liaisons, school resource, street crimes, training, traffic and K-9. We have saved our primary unit for last: TVPD’s Patrol Unit. This unit is supervised by Deputy Chief Gray under the direction of Chief Cottam. Our patrol unit makes up the bulk of TVPD, consisting of 35 officers. Patrol officers work staggered shifts to ensure Taylorsville City has 24/7 coverage 365 days a year. Shifts are staggered based on statistical data regarding calls for police service. This ensures we have the right number of officers available during the right times. Our patrol officers are led by one of five sergeants. Sgts. Bennett, Neal, Carver, Marriot and Smith each lead a group of patrol officers assigned to them. Combined, these sergeants have more than 70 years of experience. Our patrol sergeants utilize their extensive training and experience to ensure we have a well-rounded department that can respond to any call for service. Under the direction of a patrol sergeant, our patrol officers are tasked with the initial response to any call for service — ranging from a simple citizen assist to a potentially very dynamic active violent crime in progress. Every day is unique, and every call is very different. An officer may be called to help retrieve some chicklets from a storm drain one minute while the next they are attempting to stop an individual

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Public Safety Committee

Night Out Against Crime Saturday, Aug. 6th 6 to 8 p.m. Centennial Plaza

2600 W. Taylorsville Blvd.

Mountain Star AirLife helicopter Utah National Guard and their climbing wall Unified Fire Authority and their fire engines TVPD with some cool stuff U of U Health booth Bike Rodeo where children can ride a course (BYOB – Bring Your Own Bikes)

And it's a Saturday Starry Night's event so the Food Trucks will be there from 5 to 8:30!

from taking theirs or another’s life. This may require that officers put themselves between a violent or distraught individual and an innocent life. In all the scenarios, as you can imagine, a patrol officer is asked to take control of whatever situation they come across with the goal of restoring and maintaining peace in our community, hence why officers are often referred to as peace officers. As highlighted in our past “About TVPD” articles, if a patrol officer needs additional assistance in investigating and restoring peace to a situation, we have officers with specialized training and experience who are available to help. Each of our 35 officers assigned to patrol have prior law enforcement experience with various agencies. This also helps to establish a well-rounded TVPD. To highlight each of these officers would fill an entire Taylorsville journal for at least a year. We will continue to highlight our officers’ and civilian employees’ accomplishments through social media: #TVPDUtah #TVPDCommunityPolicing #TVPDStopsCrime. Additionally, we will highlight our officers and civilian employees as they continue to stand out as being “the best of the best” in our TVPD Employee of the Month section here. We appreciate the support of our community members and leaders. It is truly a pleasure to serve in such a great community!

TVPD Employee of the Month: Det. Andrew Please join us in congratulating Det. Andrew who was recently awarded TVPD’s employee of the month. Det. Andrew has over nine years of experience in law enforcement. Prior to joining TVPD, he worked for Unified Police Department, Salt Lake City Airport Police and Logan Police Department. He has experience working in patrol, property crimes, directed enforcement and training. Throughout his career he has shown to be an exceptional natural leader who goes above and beyond the call of duty. Det. Andrew’s responsibilities are vast. He is currently our lead firearms instructor. Upon TVPD’s formation he was tasked with developing and implementing a firearms training program. This included gathering the necessary training equipment which often led to Det. Andrew constructing his own training equipment specific for our needs. He is also tasked with maintaining our firearms and related equipment. In addition, as a detective in our Directed Enforcement Unit, he is tasked with managing an investigative queue, working with those challenged with homelessness, serving as a law enforcement business and apartment management liaison, regularly assisting patrol, assisting code enforcement and other investigative units and visiting schools as a resource officer. He interacts with community leaders in helping to serve as a liaison between community programs and the police department. Over the past year, Det. Andrew has consistently delivered in every aspect of his responsibilities. He is described as an officer who simply cares about people, our community and the officers he works alongside. Now that TVPD is officially a year old, it is only fair we recognize one of our cornerstone officers as our newest employee of the month. Thank you, Det. Andrew, for all your do for TVPD and for Team Taylorsville!

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Don’t Miss These Library Events The Taylorsville Library has planned several programs during the month of August. You’ll want to mark your calendar for these events: ADULT VIRTUAL LECTURE | Fashion History: It's So Much More Than Clothes! Monday, Aug. 22, 7 p.m. Fashion historian and costume consultant, Amanda Hallay will highlight a selection of fashion history's most famous moments. Register at http://thecountylibrary.org/LectureSeries

The Taylorsville-Bennion Heritage Center has received another fabulous historical donation from Marlene Biehler. These antique pieces were her mother’s crystal and very precious to her. She has graciously chosen to donate them to our museum to be displayed in the china hutch. They are made out of pink Depression glass and were mass produced in the 1920s and 1930s. These pieces often came with food purchases, especially from the Quaker Oats Company. Remember how your mom got those glass animals with her Lipton Tea when you were a kid? Same idea: Depression glass was even given out at movie theaters and other businesses. It came in lots of great colors: green, red, black, amethyst, blue, yellow, clear and pink. The dinnerware ranged from teacups and saucers to pitchers, saltshakers, cake plates and everything in between. Depression glass also came in lots of different patterns: Cherry Blossom, Dogwood, Princess and Sunflower — just to name a few. At the Taylorsville-Bennion Heritage Center, we think it’s important to preserve these pieces of history, and actually, there is something beautiful and timeless about them. However, we add this caution: Reproductions were famous in the 1960s, so check the thickness of such pieces. Reproduction glass is very thick, compared to originals. Learn the patterns, or etching designs, and look for scratches. Depression glass was used for everyday tasks and was prone to scratching, so scratches are likely due to the delicate nature of real Depression glass. Visit the museum to see these glass items in person. We’re located at 1488 W. 4800 South.

WALKING BOOK CLUB Thursdays in August, 10 to 11:15 a.m. The Walking Book Club is great for readers interested in a weekly walk session and book discussion. The club reads one book over the course of three weeks and discusses the book in segments. Take a 30-minute walk along the paths behind the library and then participate in a 45-minute book discussion. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and bring a water bottle. Strollers are welcome. FAYE, FARAWAY READING SCHEDULE: Aug. 4: Chapters 21 – end THE HONEY BUS READING SCHEDULE: Aug. 11: Chapters 1 – 5 Aug. 18: Chapters 6 – 10 Aug. 25: Chapters 11 – end SENIOR BOOK CLUB AT THE TAYLORSVILLE SENIOR CENTER Monday, Aug. 8, 11 a.m. Join in for a lively discussion of a variety of fiction and nonfiction books. Newcomers welcome! The book club will be led by a librarian from the Taylorsville Library. This month, the senior club will discuss A Thief in Time by Tony Hillerman. The Taylorsville Senior Center is located at 4743 S. Plymouth View Drive in Taylorsville.

Affordable Fitness & Fun FOR EVERYONE Soccer • Flag Football • Basketball • Baseball Personal Training • Boot Camp • Cycling Martial Arts • Strength Training • Youth Fitness Rock Climbing • FIT • Group Training We’ve also got a multi-purpose court for indoor soccer and rentals

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City of Taylorsville Newsletter Conserve Water and Save Money

AUGUST UPDATES WFWRD Launches New Website WFWRD has a new website! Check out their new website that launched in July. You can visit the district at the same link: www.wasatchfrontwaste.org. The new website is designed to be easily accessible and innovative. Follow the Recycle 101 tab to learn more about clean recycling or hit the Services & Requests tab to request a specific service. Can’t find something? Use the Chat feature on the website, or give WFWRD a call and they will help you out, 385-468-6325.

Move-In Box Pickups Now Offered Just moved into your new place and are overloaded with cardboard moving boxes? WFWRD is now offering box pickups for new residents. Visit their website to fill out a ser vice request and they will schedule to pick up your boxes. To request a box pickup, you must be a new resident of the property. Please remove any plastic packaging, Styrofoam and other non-recyclable materials other than tape from the boxes. Additionally, please break down and flatten the boxes before stacking them in a 4-foot-by-4-foot pile.

WFWRD Truck Wraps Promote Recycling Check out Wasatch Front Waste & Recycling District’s new truck wraps that offer recycling tips. Did you know, for instance, that aluminum can be recycled infinitely? In fact, 97% of all soft drink aluminum cans are made of aluminum, and the average aluminum can in the U.S. contains 40% post-consumer recycled aluminum. Additionally, the lifespan of aluminum is about six weeks, meaning it takes only six weeks for a beverage can to be manufactured, filled, sold, used, recycled and remanufactured. When buying soft drinks, try going for aluminum cans rather than plastic bottles.

Did you know there is a website where Utahns are getting paid to save water at home? Taylorsville-Bennion Improvement District encourages customers to conserve water and save money, and Utah Water Savers reminds us to conserve water. From rebates to free landscape consultations, utahwatersavers.com is helping Utahns save both money and water. Visit utahwatersavers.com today to create a free account and start saving. You will find: smart controller rebates, toilet rebates, Localscapes University rewards and landscape consultations. If you are ready to start saving water on your landscape or in your home, create a Utah Water Savers account; water conservation has never been more important. New programs will be added as they are made available, so be sure to check back frequently.

If you have any questions, please contact Taylorsville-Bennion Improvement District by calling 801-968-9081 or visiting www.tbid.org. Follow TBID on Facebook and Twitter.

TOMBSTONE TALES Live v Drama ve Dra r ma in the ra Taylorsville T ylors Ta r ville Cemetery rs C mete Ce t ry te r August 25, 26 & 27 4575 S. Redwood Road 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. An evening of history and memories Please park at Eisenhower Jr. High

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