Riverton City Newsletter - July/August 2019

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JULY / AUGUST 2019

RIVERTON NEWS MAYOR’S MESSAGE

YOUR NEW RIVERTON POLICE DEPARTMENT NOW ON DUTY By Mayor Trent Staggs

The launch of the Riverton Police Department is a big moment in our city’s history. Since January, Chief Don Hutson has been working to lay the foundation for and organize our new department. I am happy to report that not only is our department operational, but that we have an exceptional department, largely due to the caliber of our officers and leadership. We maintain all services that were available with Unified Police Department with more officers and without paying more than we would have if we continued with UPD. Here are some key details about the new department: Budget The overall budget for the Riverton Police Department does not exceed what we would have paid to UPD for continued service. This is very significant given the increase in overall manpower our city will experience with the new department. The department’s budget sits at just over $5.8 million and it is estimated the city’s bill for UPD would have been projected at over $6 million.

Officers In total, the department has 35 sworn officers, including 16 patrol officers, 2 traffic officers, 3 school resources officers, 5 detectives, 6 sergeants, 2 commanders, and the chief of police. The total sworn officer count is an increase of 8-10 officers in our precinct from what we averaged historically with UPD. This increase in manpower will no doubt increase the level of law enforcement service in our community. We have officers with expertise in all areas of police service. Our leadership has decades of combined experience in essential areas of law enforcement. There is no doubt our department is in good hands. Patrol Our patrol officers, traffic officers and sergeants all have regular patrol duties. With 23 officers dedicated to patrol, you can expect our city to have a very visible public safety presence on not just our main roads, but in our neighborhoods. This will be very noticeable. Service & Philosophy The new department brings a dedicated, full-service police force to our community that is 100% focused on the needs and concerns of our citizens. The department’s philosophy is service-oriented and community-based;

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meaning they are here to serve. My hope is that our citizens will take ownership of and pride in this new department. School Safety School safety remains a priority for us. The new department maintains fulltime school resource officers at Riverton High School, South Hills Middle School, and Oquirrh Hills Middle School. The department has also retained our school crossing guards, which are essential to helping our students get to and from school safely. SWAT & Major Accident Investigations Perhaps the SWAT and Major Accident Investigations teams were the regional services most used by Riverton from UPD. Riverton City will enter into a multi-jurisdictional SWAT and Major Accident Investigations agreement with Herriman and South Jordan, where each city will provide officers for the

SWAT and Major Accidents team. This is beneficial to all three of our communities given our proximity, common borders, and shared values. The chiefs of all three cities have a close working relationship, which will allow our agencies to depend on each other in time of need. This is ideal for us, as help will be on our doorstep when we need it.

Contact Riverton Police By Phone Emergencies: 911 Non-Emergencies: (801) 840-4000 Office: (385) 281-2455 On the Web rivertonpd.org In Person 12810 S Redwood Road Riverton, Utah 84065

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COUNCIL MESSAGE

OUR VETERANS BRING US HONOR Residents Encouraged to Review Veterans Memorial at Cemetery for Accuracy By Councilman Brent Johnson

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

CITY MANAGER Konrad Hildebrandt khildebrandt@rivertoncity.com (801) 208-3125

As I attended the Memorial Day Program at the Riverton City Cemetery on May 27, I felt so much gratitude for those who have served in our nation’s military and who have sacrificed much for our freedoms. I remembered my own father, fatherin-law, and my five uncles who served. Many other families are just like mine, having been impacted by the service of a veteran. The veterans in our own community have brought honor to all of us over the years; showing us the best of humanity and teaching us the concept of service above self.

the most this year was the reading of the names of the veterans buried in our cemetery. There are over 300 veterans buried in our cemetery who served collectively in numerous wars. The number of veterans buried in our cemetery became surreal seeing the new memorial featuring each of their names. Though the current memorial is a temporary replica, the permanent stone memorial will be installed this fall. This is such a welcome addition to our beautiful cemetery that will serve us into the future as we add names to it.

The American Legion Post 140 always does such an excellent job presenting the colors as the honor guard. The 21-gun salute really makes you reflect on the honor and sacrifice of those who have served. What impacted me

I would like to encourage each of you who have a loved ones, friends, or ancestors buried in our cemetery who were veterans to visit the cemetery over the next month to ensure the information on the memorial is correct.

Sometimes the information the city has on record is incorrect, so we want to make sure that you have an opportunity to verify the name spelling, birth year, and death year for each of our veterans before the memorial becomes permanent and unchangeable. If you find any information that needs updated, please contact Joy Johnson at the City Recorder’s Office at recorder@ rivertoncity.com or 801-208-3128 by the end of July. She will ensure any errors get corrected before the permanent memorial is placed.

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 Fire Dispatch (UFA).............(801) 743-7200 Justice Court.......................(801) 208-3131 Parks & Recreation.............(801) 208-3101 Planning & Zoning..............(801) 208-3138 Police..................................(385) 281-2455 Public Works.......................(801) 208-3162 Recorder..............................(801) 208-3126 Utility Billing........................(801) 208-3133 Water...................................(801) 208-3164

FIND US ONLINE! @rivertoncityutah @rivertoncity @rivertoncityutah rivertoncity.com

GET PREPARED BEFORE DISASTER STRIKES Riverton City’s Emergency Preparedness Committee is providing tips on what to purchase and what to do to help get you prepared over the next few months. Purchases • Canned fruit - 3 cans per person • Any foods for special dietary needs (enough for 3 days) • 2 rolls of toilet paper per person • Crescent wrench(es) (or utility shutoff tools) Activities • Conduct a home fire drill • Check with your child’s day care or school to find out about their disaster plans • Locate gas meter and water shutoff points and attach/store wrench or shutoff tool near them • Establish an out-of-state contact to call in case of emergency

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Concerts in the Park

Come enjoy a FREE concert every Sunday from 6-7 p.m. on the south side of Riverton City Park! Bring your own blankets or lawn chairs and enjoy an evening out. August 4 – Southern Punch August 11 – Utah Pipe Band August 18 – TBA August 25 – Relativity

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SUBMIT PHOTOS IN CONTEST TO HELP TELL RIVERTON’S STORY

Following excellent community participation in 2018, Riverton City is again hosting the Best of Riverton Photo Contest, which continues through the end of July. The goal of the contest is to collect photo submissions that tell the city’s story, which will then be used in future city marketing and communications materials to highlight varying aspects of life and landscape in Riverton.

“No one knows what life is like in Riverton better than our residents,” said City Councilwoman Tish Buroker. “We would like to encourage all of our residents to consider submitting photo entries that reflect aspects of life in our beautiful city. We want to see those fun family moments, those beautiful sunsets and sunrises, and all the exciting events we have here captured in photo.”

A first, second and third place winner will be selected from submissions following the contest conclusion on July 31. First place will receive a $300 cash prize, with $200 for second place, and $100 for third place. All three winning photos will be featured on the city’s website and social media pages with attribution. The winning photos will also be featured with attribution in the city’s email newsletter and hung in either Riverton City Hall or the Sandra N. Lloyd Community Center. Additionally, contest winners will be recognized at a city council meeting. “Almost everyone has excellent cameras right in their pocket these days, making it really easy to participate,” Buroker said. “You don’t need to be a professional photographer to participate. Just remember to capture those picturesque moments over the next two months and submit them as

This photo entitled “Sunrise Golfer” was the 2018 Best of Riverton Photo Contest winner. It was taken by Denise Johnson.

entries into the contest.” Photos must be taken in Riverton to be eligible for consideration, though both residents and non-residents may participate. Individuals may submit up to

10 photos in the contest. It is anticipated contest winners will be announced between mid-August and mid-September. Entry details, as well as contest rules and conditions, can be found at rivertoncity.com/photocontest.

CITY ANNOUNCEMENTS Fall Baseball Registration Closes July 9

Tracy Aviary Nature Exploration Classes for Kids

Fall Baseball registration for youth ages 3-8 years old ends on July 9. Youth are divided into three divisions by age: Tee Ball (3-4 years), Coach Pitch (5-6 years), and Machine Pitch (7-8 years). Season includes 7 games. Games begin the week of August 7. Register at rivertoncity.com/register.

Attention Parents: Tracy Aviary is hosting an educational nature program for kids every Thursday at 10 a.m. from June-August at Dr. O. Roi Hardy Park along the banks of the Jordan River. This is an EXCELLENT way to introduce your kids to nature and science. All are welcome!

Fall Classic Pickleball Tourn. Registration Open

Water Quality Report Released for 2018

Flag Football Registration Closes August 9

What’s Up in Riverton Coming in September

Registration continues for the Riverton Fall Classic Pickleball Tournament on September 20-21. The tournament is organized with a bracket format. There are separate divisions for men, women, and mixed doubles. Register at rivertoncity.com/register.

Flag Football registration ends August 12. Youth are divided into three divisions, by school grade: 1st-2nd Grade, 3rd-4th Grade, and 5th-6th Grade. Season includes 7 games. Games begin the week of September 9. Register at rivertoncity.com/register.

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The Riverton City Water Consumer Confidence Report for 2018 has now been published. The report is designed to inform residents about the quality of culinary water delivered to them. To view the report, visit rivertoncity.com/water.

Riverton City’s annual What’s Up in Riverton community fair will take place on Saturday, September 14 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Riverton City Park. Businesses or organizations in Riverton who would like to participate must fill out an application at rivertoncity.com/whats-up.

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Friday Fun Nights @ Riverton City Park Food Trucks | Market | Movie Join us for food, fun and a free movie your entire family will love this summer at our Friday Fun Nights and Movies in the Park! Food trucks and market vendors are open from 6-9 p.m. and movies begin at dusk every Friday from July 12 to August 23. Bring your blankets or lawn chairs and come prepared to enjoy your evening!

Outdoor Movie Schedule Friday, July 12 - Hotel Transylvania 3 Friday, July 19 - Mary Poppins Returns Friday, July 26 - Trolls Friday, August 2 - Leave No Trace Friday, August 9 - Incredibles 2 Friday, August 16 - The House with a Clock in Its Walls Friday, August 23 - Dumbo *Outdoor movies begin at dusk.

Upcoming Riverton City Events July

July 2 - Town Days Car Show - 4-9 p.m. - City Hall Park July 2 - Town Days Carnival Buddy Night - 5-10 p.m. - Riverton City Park July 3 - Town Days Vendors & Carnival - Noon-11 p.m. - Riverton City Park July 3 - Town Days Parade - 6:30 p.m. July 3 - Town Days Strawberry Fields Band Concert - 8:15 p.m. - Riverton City Park July 3 - Town Days Movie in the Park: Lego Movie 2 - 9:30 p.m. - Riverton City Park July 4 - Independence Day - City Offices Closed July 4 - Town Days - All Day Activities - 6:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. - Riverton City Park July 4 - Town Days Flag Raising Ceremony - 6:30 a.m. - Riverton City Park July 4 - Town Days Chuckwagon Breakfast - 7-10 a.m. - Riverton City Park July 4 - Country Mile 5K & 10K Races - 7:15 a.m. - Riverton City Park July 4 - Town Days Concert featuring Mark Owens - 8:20 p.m. - Riverton City Park July 4 - Town Days Fireworks - 10 p.m. - Riverton City Park July 8 - Beauty and the Beast Musical - 7 p.m. - Community Center July 9 - Pickleball Leagues Begin July 9 - Fall Baseball Registration Ends July 9 - Beauty and the Beast Musical - 7 p.m. - Community Center July 10 - Beauty and the Beast Musical - 7 p.m. - Community Center July 11 - Pickleball Clinics Begin July 11 - Tracy Aviary Nature Exploration Class for Kids - 10 a.m. - Roi Hardy Park July 11 - Planning Commission Meeting - 6:30 p.m. - Riverton City Hall July 11 - Beauty and the Beast Musical - 7 p.m. - Community Center July 12 - Friday Fun Night (Food Trucks, Market, Movie) - 6-9 p.m. - Riverton City Park July 12 - Movie in the Park: Hotel Transylvania 3 - Dusk - Riverton City Park July 12 - Beauty and the Beast Musical - 7 p.m. - Community Center July 13 - Beauty and the Beast Musical - 1 p.m. - Community Center July 14 - Beauty and the Beast Musical - 7 p.m. - Community Center July 15 - Beauty and the Beast Musical - 7 p.m. - Community Center July 16 - Beauty and the Beast Musical - 7 p.m. - Community Center July 17 - Beauty and the Beast Musical - 7 p.m. - Community Center July 18 - Tracy Aviary Nature Exploration Class for Kids - 10 a.m. - Roi Hardy Park July 16 - City Council Meeting - 7 p.m. - Riverton City Hall July 18 - Suicide Prevention QPR Training - 7 p.m. - Fire Station #124 July 19 - Friday Fun Night (Food Trucks, Market, Movie) - 6-9 p.m. - Riverton City Park July 19 - Movie in the Park: Mary Poppins Returns - Dusk - Riverton City Park July 19 - Beauty and the Beast Musical - 7 p.m. - Community Center July 20 - Beauty and the Beast Musical - 1 p.m. - Community Center July 22 - Beauty and the Beast Musical - 7 p.m. - Community Center July 24 - Pioneer Day - City Offices Closed July 25 - Tracy Aviary Nature Exploration Class for Kids - 10 a.m. - Roi Hardy Park July 26 - Friday Fun Night (Food Trucks, Market, Movie) - 6-9 p.m. - Riverton City Park July 26 - Movie in the Park: Trolls - Dusk - Riverton City Park July 31 - Holiday Heroes 5K & 1 Mile Races Early Registration Ends

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August

August 1 - Flag Football Late Registration Begins August 1 - Holiday Heroes 5K & 1 Mile Races General Registration Begins August 1 - Tennis League Begins August 1 - Tracy Aviary Nature Exploration Class for Kids - 10 a.m. - Roi Hardy Park August 2 - Friday Fun Night (Food Trucks, Market, Movie) - 6-9 p.m. - Riverton City Park August 2 - Movie in the Park: Leave No Trace - Dusk - Riverton City Park August 4 - Concert in the Park featuring Southern Punch - 6 p.m - Riverton City Park August 5 - Fall Baseball Begins August 6 - City Council Meeting - 7 p.m. - Riverton City Hall August 7 - Night Out Against Crime with the Riverton Police Department August 8 - Planning Commission Meeting - 6:30 p.m. - Riverton City Hall August 8 - Tracy Aviary Nature Exploration Class for Kids - 10 a.m. - Roi Hardy Park August 9 - Friday Fun Night (Food Trucks, Market, Movie) - 6-9 p.m. - Riverton City Park August 9 - Movie in the Park: Incredibles 2 - Dusk - Riverton City Park August 11 - Concert in the Park featuring The Utah Pipe Band - 6 p.m . - Riverton City Park August 13 - Riverton City Primary Election (Districts 2 & 5) August 13 - Pickleball League Begins August 15 - Tracy Aviary Nature Exploration Class for Kids - 10 a.m. - Roi Hardy Park August 15 - Suicide Prevention QPR Training - 7 p.m. - Fire Station #124 August 15 - Pickleball Clinics Begin August 15 - Dusk to Dawn Doubles Volleyball Tournament Registration Ends August 16 - Dusk to Dawn Doubles Volleyball Tournament August 16 - Friday Fun Night (Food Trucks, Market, Movie) - 6-9 p.m. - Riverton City Park August 16 - Movie in the Park: House with a Clock in Its Walls - Dusk - Riverton City Park August 18 - Concert in the Park - Band TBA - 6 p.m. - Riverton City Park August 20 - City Council Meeting - 7 p.m. - Riverton City Hall August 22 - Tracy Aviary Nature Exploration Class for Kids - 10 a.m. - Roi Hardy Park August 22 - Planning Commission Meeting - 6:30 p.m. August 23 - Friday Fun Night (Food Trucks, Market, Movie) - 6 p.m. - Riverton City Park August 23 - Movie in the Park: Dumbo - Dusk - Riverton City Park August 25 - Concert in the Park featuring Relativity - 6 p.m. - Riverton City Park August 29 - Tracy Aviary Nature Exploration Class for Kids - 10 a.m. - Roi Hardy Park

Find full event and registration details at rivertoncity.com/calendar!

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