Riverton City Newsletter - April/May 2018

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APRIL / MAY 2018


City Planning for Future with Strategic Priorities By Mayor Trent Staggs

mate that supports the needs of our residents. 3. Create a welcoming, historic downtown destination. 4. Establish vibrant parks and recreational events that build bridges within the community. 5. Build a connected community with properly maintained utilities and infrastructure. 6. Highly engaged and informed residents. 7. Establish operational excellence in city government. 8. Promote fiscally responsible governance.

In the state of the city address in February, I proclaimed Riverton to be “strong, prosperous and growing.” There is no doubt that we are a city on the move. It’s important that during this time of prosperity and growth that we are moving in the right direction; a direction that enhances our quality of life. As a result, city leaders convened on January 13 for an all-day strategic planning session. Elected officials reviewed the results of survey responses from hundreds of you, in addition to reviewing our own personal interactions with residents, to help in the creation of Riverton’s new vision and mission statements. In addition to the vision and mission, the governing body also adopted eight strategic priorities to set the agenda for city government in the years ahead. The priorities include:

Certain elected officials and senior staff have volunteered to champion and create action plans centered on each of these priorities. Though we are in the early stages of the process, my hope is that we will be able to track our progress in these areas and provide updates to you along the way.

“There is no doubt we are a city on the move.”

1. Promote safe and healthy neighborhoods that foster a strong sense of community, with balanced opportunities to live, work and play. 2. Facilitate a thriving business cli-

In an effort to increase participation from our citizens in city government, and as an avenue to utilize the tremendous passion and talent we have in our community, the council recently adopted an ordinance

that allows for volunteer boards or committees to be created “to assist the mayor in formulating strategies, advance objectives and provide other counsel.” Volunteer committees focused on such areas as economic development, parks and recreation, emergency preparedness, and events will create yet another avenue for you to participate in your local government. If you would be interested in serving on one of these committees, please visit rivertoncity.com for more information and application details. If there is ever anything you need, even if you just have a question or a concern, don’t hesitate to reach out to me, your city council member or our city staff. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to serve and thank you for living in the best city in the state.



Preserving our past, citizens, families, businesses and leaders unite in building a community where we can live, work and play.

Riverton City provides essential services that enhance the quality of life and sense of community for all citizens. We foster kind, open and responsive interactions, generating positive citizen involvement and innovative solutions. Leaders, citizens and employees hold each other accountable to meet the needs of the community.


Having Your Stuff Stolen Stinks! By Chief Jacob Petersen, Unified Police

MAYOR Trent Staggs tstaggs@rivertoncity.com 801-208-3129

CITY COUNCIL Sheldon Stewart - District 1 sstewart@rivertoncity.com (801) 953-5672 Tricia Tingey - District 2 ttingey@rivertoncity.com (801) 809-1227 Tawnee McCay - District 3 tmccay@rivertoncity.com (801) 634-7692 Tish Buroker - District 4 tburoker@rivertoncity.com (801) 673-6103 Brent Johnson - District 5 bjohnson@rivertoncity.com (385) 434-9253

If you are diligent, you can avoid some of life’s most frustrating situations. When you discover your car or your home have been burglarized, there is inevitably a deep sense of personal violation coupled with anger and desires for justice. We share that frustration as your police department and want to do everything we can to help you avoid becoming a victim. Here are a few helpful suggestions for avoiding these nasty situations: • Lock your doors! The lion’s share of car and home burglaries are crimes of opportunity. Doors and windows that are unsecured are an open invitation for a dastardly burglar. Please, please, please, lock your doors! • Make sure you close your garage door as a matter of habit. An open garage door is a welcome invitation to a criminal to help themselves to your golf clubs, bikes, snow blowers, or even your cars.

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• Lighting reduces crimes of opportunity. Citizens should use motion sensor lighting in the front and back of their homes, especially in areas where their cars are parked and where doors are located. These simple suggestions can mean the difference between becoming a victim or not. We hope it doesn’t happen, but if you should find yourself a victim of a property crime, please contact our dispatch center at (801) 743-7000.

Start Smart Sports Programs Begin in May

CITY OFFICES City Hall...................(801) 254-0704 Cemetery.................(801) 208-3128 Animal Control........(801) 208-3108 Building...................(801) 208-3127 Code Enforcement..(801) 208-3104 Justice Court...........(801) 208-3131 Parks & Recreation...(801) 208-3101 Planning & Zoning...(801) 208-3138 Police (UPD)............(385) 468-9400 Public Works...........(801) 208-3162 Recorder..................(801) 208-3126 Utility Billing...........(801) 208-3133 Water......................(801) 208-3164

• Don’t leave valuable items in places that can be easily accessed. If you leave a bag or a purse that can be easily seen, it simply requires the breaking of a window to steal your precious property.

Riverton City’s Start Smart Sports Development Programs are designed to help children and parents develop the skills necessary to have a positive

start with organized sports. Parents will work one-on-one with their children during four 1-hour classes. No equipment necessary. All classes are held on the back lawn at Riverton City Hall (12830 S 1830 W). Cost is $30 per 4-week session and includes a t-shirt, award and snacks. Start Smart Soccer Ages: 3-5 year olds

Session 1: 6-7 p.m. - Wednesdays, starting May 9 Session 2: 7-8 p.m. - Thursdays, starting May 10

Start Smart Baseball

Ages: 3-5 year olds Time: 7-8 p.m. - Wednesdays, starting May 9

Start Smart Golf

Ages: 6-8 year olds Time: 6-7 p.m. - Thursdays, starting May 10

Sign-Up to Receive Riverton’s New e-Newsletter Riverton City has started publishing a twice-monthly e-newsletter aimed at delivering important city updates right to the email inbox of our citizens. The “Riverton Recap” e-newsletter contains timely infor-

mation about events, classes, initiatives, and job postings, as well as tips on topics of interest and other items.

distributed with utility bills. Residents are encouraged to sign up to receive the newsletter and can do so near the bottom of the page at rivertoncity.com.

The city plans to continue publishing hard-copy Sign-up online at newsletters 4-6 times RIVERTONCITY.COM per year, which will be

CITY & COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS Miss Riverton Scholarship Pageant

Town Days Updates

All 17-23 year old single women who are interested in participating in the Miss Riverton Scholarship Pageant on May 12 are invited to email snswilsons@msn.com or call (801) 8288694 for orientation information by no later than April 14.

National Anthem Auditions Come tryout to sing the national anthem at the annual Riverton Town Days Rodeos this summer. Auditions will be held on Thursday, April 19 at 3:30 p.m. at the Old Dome Meeting Hall.

Little Women Musical Tickets Available The Riverton Arts Council presents Little Women, a Broadway musical, on April 13, 14, 16, 20, 21 and 23 at the Sandra N. Lloyd Community Center in Riverton! The show starts at 7 p.m. on all showing dates, with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are available for purchase at rivertonartscouncil.org.

April is “Clean-Up Month”

April is “clean-up month” and a great time to get your homes and yards ready for spring. Pick up your discount coupon to the Trans Jordan Landfill for the months of April-June at the utility billing or reception windows at City Hall. Please recycle whenever possible!

Dumpster Rentals Available Riverton City has dumpsters available for rent for spring cleanup projects. The service is offered from April to October. Dumpsters can be delivered on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday and are for residential use only. If interested, visit the utility billing office at City Hall or call (801) 208-3133.

HOUSEHOLD WATER MAINTENANCE TIPS Flush your hot water heater at least every six months. There will likely be a valve on the side of your hot water heater near the floor where you can attach a hose to. Run the hose to the floor drain, open the valve, and allow the water to flow for about 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, close the valve and remove the hose.

Exercise all control valves in your home at least every six months. Control valves are located under your sinks, behind toilets, and the main water shut off to your home (usually in the basement). Failure to operate regularly may lead to malfunction in the event of emergency.

Parade Applications Riverton City continues to accept applications for the Town Days parade. Applications can be found online or at the recreation office at City Hall. Submit applications to Brittany at bparker@rivertoncity.com.

Healthy Riverton Seeking Volunteers Healthy Riverton is looking for volunteers to serve on its committee. The goal of Healthy Riverton is to promote healthy lives by improving overall mental and physical wellness of Riverton citizens. The group meets at 4:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month at City Hall. Those interested can reach out to Lisa Carter at healthyriverton@gmail.com.

Youth Council Accepting Applicants Teens age 14-18 years old are invited to apply to serve on the Riverton City Youth Council for the upcoming year. Applicants must commit to participate in 85% of youth council events and must live in Riverton. Apply online at rivertoncity.com.

CITY JOB OPENINGS Seasonal Maintenance Worker Seasonal Maintenance Workers are needed in the parks, streets, and water departments. Job duration is a maximum of 5.5 months. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older, have a high school diploma, and have a valid Utah driver’s license. Summer Maintenance Worker Summer Maintenance Workers are needed in the parks and streets departments. Applicants must be 16-17 years of age.

Apply online at RIVERTONCITY.COM

Riverton City 12830 S Redwoord Rd Riverton, UT 84065 (801) 254-0704

Upcoming Events Flexible Tennis Leagues The flexible tennis leagues are ideal for those 16 years and older with an interest in tennis. Cost is $10 and includes eight matches and recognition for top players. Two eight-week sessions will be held from April 23-June 17 and July 9-Sept. 2. Pickleball Leagues Riverton City’s pickleball league is designed to keep everyone playing in a social, fun and competitive environment. The league operates using a round robin mixer. Cost is $15 plus $10 for a shirt. Play options are available based on experience and skill set. Sessions include: April 24-May 15, May 29-June 19, July 10-Aug. 7 and Aug. 21 – Sept. 11. Tennis Lessons Tennis lessons will be available for individuals 5 years of age and older and are provided based on age and ability levels. Cost is $40 for four 1-hour lessons. Evening classes are held once a week on Thursdays from May-Sept. Morning classes are held four days in a row on Mon.-Thurs. from June-July. ASAP Karate Gain self-discipline and self-confidence while learning to defend against bullies and strangers. Family fun and recreation for ages 5 and up. Students advance in rank. For more information, call (801) 597-5707. Gentle Yoga Yoga will be starting his year on April 30. Classes are held on Monday evenings at 6:30 p.m. at the Sandra N. Lloyd Community Center. Cost is $8 per class or $70 for a 10 class pass.

April 2 – Town Days Country Mile General Registration Begins Online April 3 – City Council Meeting – 6:30 p.m. – City Hall April 4 – Riverton City Blood Drive – 2-6 p.m. – City Hall South Parking Lot April 5 – Healthy Riverton Committee Meeting – 4:30 p.m. – City Hall April 12 – Planning Commission Meeting – 6:30 p.m. – City Hall April 12 – Parent University on School Safety – 7 p.m. – South Jordan Middle School April 13 – Little Women Musical – 7 p.m. – Community Center April 14 – Little Women Musical – 7 p.m. – Community Center April 16 – Little Women Musical – 7 p.m. – Community Center April 17 – City Council Meeting – 6:30 p.m. – City Hall April 18 – Evil Scientist Class Begins – 5 p.m. – Community Center April 18 – Not Your Parents Art Show Ends – Old Dome April 19 – Healthy Riverton QPR Training – 7 p.m. – Fire Station #124 April 19 – Town Days National Anthem Auditions – 3:30 p.m. – Old Dome April 20 – Little Women Musical – 7 p.m. – Community Center April 21 – Little Women Musical – 7 p.m. – Community Center April 23 – Flexible Tennis League Begins April 23 – Little Women Musical – 7 p.m. – Community Center April 24 – Pickleball Leagues Begin April 26 – Planning Commission Meeting – 6:30 p.m. – City Hall April 26 – Pickleball Clinics Begin April 26 – Shout Beatles Tribute Choir Auditions – 5 p.m. – Community Center April 28 – Arbor Day Tree Planting Seminar – 9 a.m. – Swenson Farm Park April 30 – “Art: Through My Eyes” Art Exhibit by Gunter Radinger Begins – Old Dome April 30 – Gentle Yoga Begins – 6:30 p.m. – Community Center May 1 – City Council Meeting – 6:30 p.m. – City Hall May 2 – Rodeo Ticket Sales Begin May 3 – Healthy Riverton Committee Meeting – 4:30 p.m. – City Hall May 3 – Tennis Lessons Begin – Riverton City Park May 7 – Spring Into Family Fitness – 7 p.m. – Riverton City Park May 8 – Start Smart Soccer, Golf and Baseball Begins May 10 – Planning Commission Meeting – 6:30 p.m. – City Hall May 11 – Mom & Me Royal Tea - 6 p.m. - Old Dome May 12 – Miss Riverton Scholarship Pageant – 7 p.m. – Community Center May 15 – City Council Meeting – 6:30 p.m. – City Hall May 17 – Healthy Riverton QPR Training – 7 p.m. – Fire Station #124 May 24 – Planning Commission Meeting – 6:30 p.m. – City Hall May 25 – Splash Pads Open May 28 – Memorial Day – City Offices Closed May 28 – Memorial Day Salute – 11:45 a.m. (approx.) – Riverton Cemetery

See the full calendar and registration information at rivertoncity.com!

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