Riverton City Newsletter - March 2020

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March 2020

RIVERTON REVIEW Official Newsletter of the Riverton, Utah City Government MAYOR’S MESSAGE

Phase 1 of Southwest Vision Study Complete By Mayor Trent Staggs

lenges related to growth. With the help of our community partners we were able to acquire $225,000 in grants to apply towards a visioning study with the purpose of creating a cohesive, well-supported vision and growth strategy. This Southwest Vision study commenced in August 2019 and has officially completed the first of three phases.

Over the last twenty years the southwest region of Salt Lake County has seen unprecedented levels of growth. In fact, Phase one (Setting the Stage) was since 2000 the southwest region made up of four different tasks. has accounted for over 70% of all the growth in Salt Lake County, 1. Initiation + Ongoing Project and projections are that the current Management number of households will double 2. Community Engagement in the next 30 years. Historically, Plan growth and planning decisions have 3. Existing Conditions + been either siloed in each commuTrends Analysis nity, or super regional, across the 4. Benchmarking Assessment entirety of the county or large por+ Policy Gap Evaluation tions of the state. However, in 2018 I Identifying existing reached out to our conditions in this “Since 2000 the neighboring mayfirst phase is a key ors from Bluffdale, southwest region has part of the study. It Copperton, Herriessentially lets us accounted for over man, South Jordan, know the impacts 70% of all the growth in on our collective and West Jordan Salt Lake County, and infrastructure in the to form what is projections are that now known as the region, if all the citSouthwest Mayors the current number of ies build out to what Coalition. households will double has already been approved. This in the next 30 years.” phase also includFor the first time, communities at a ed an online survey sub-regional level which totaled over have decided to collaboratively 950 responses. I am proud to anwork together on a framework to nounce that 42% of all responses address current and future chalcame from individuals residing in


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All Riverton Residents MUST Be Counted! The U.S. Census Bureau will begin the 2020 Census in March and will officially kick off efforts on Census Day, April 1. It is vital that every person living in Riverton be counted.

our city, which is an incredible level of participation. Thank you. From an analysis of existing conditions and taking into account your feedback on what is important in this region, the study can now move into some recommendations on how our cities can work together in a way that maintains our quality of life. A few of the top survey responses had to do with ensuring adequate open spaces, reducing traffic congestion, improving access to bus/ transit services and having job centers and regional shopping closer to where we live. As we continue to track the progress of the Southwest Vision study and begin to identify major opportunities for regional policies and specific strategies, I will continue to advocate for the needs of our residents. The growth we are seeing is not slowing down and it is imperative that we create a clear vision and goals that support smart, responsible growth.

The Census is critical to: • Measure Riverton’s growth • Determine political representation • Plan for the city’s future • Ensure federal and state resources are appropriately allocated For more information, visit: rivertonutah.gov/census

For more information on the Southwest Vision study please visit swcountyvision.com.



Carbon Monoxide Awareness MAYOR Trent Staggs tstaggs@rivertonutah.gov 801-208-3129

CITY COUNCIL Sheldon Stewart - District 1 sstewart@rivertonutah.gov 801-953-5672 Troy McDougal - District 2 tmcdougal@rivertonutah.gov 801-931-9933 Tawnee McCay - District 3 tmccay@rivertonutah.gov 801-634-7692 Tish Buroker - District 4 tburoker@rivertonutah.gov 801-673-6103 Claude Wells - District 5 cwells@rivertonutah.gov 801-875-0116

CITY MANAGER Interim City Manager Ryan Carter rcarter@rivertonutah.gov 801-208-3171


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By Battalion Chief Wade Watkins As a reminder, carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas produced by burning gasoline, wood, propane, charcoal or other fuel. Improperly ventilated appliances and engines, particularly in a tightly sealed or enclosed space, may allow carbon monoxide to accumulate to dangerous levels. Having the proper alarm system supports early warning and improves the safety. Each year, carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning is responsible for more than 50,000 emergency department visits, resulting in more than 400 deaths according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Carbon monoxide, poisoning occurs when carbon monoxide builds up in your bloodstream. When too much carbon monoxide is in the air, the body replaces the oxygen in the red blood cells with carbon monoxide. In this circumstance, it was likely that the wind had blown the pilot light of the furnace out or lessened the ability for complete combustion to occur.

“Real World” Close Call On a frigid January morning, Riverton’s crew from Station 124 responded to elderly female in a traditional Riverton home. Her family had noticed that her overall health had declined Members of Riverton’s Hazardous Materials Response Team from rapidly with what seemed Station #124 pictured with gas monitors: Captain Gary Limberg, Hazmat Specialist Peter Gordon, Engineer Vance MaKean. to be like flu like symptoms. Upon arrival, the crew was interardous materials response. They acting with the patient’s daughter found that the alarms were reading who seemed to be out of sorts and extremely high levels of carbon focusing on her phone more so monoxide. These levels would most than she needed to communicate likely of been fatal to all that occuwith family. The crew focused on pied the home. If the family of four assessing and treating the elderly had not called 911 for the medical female and the paramedics transneeds of their mother. The entire ported her to a local hospital. family had signs and symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning/expoThe remaining crewmembers were sure and were medically treated for cleaning up equipment and supplies their exposure. when a senior crewmember thought it would be valuable to monitor the Remember, when in doubt call 911 air inside the home with a gas mon- and your local responders will make itor, as this crew specializes in hazsure you are safe!

UPCOMING CITY MEETINGS City Council Tuesday, March 3, 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, 7 p.m. Planning Commission Thursday, March 12, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 26, 6:30 p.m. Riverton City Hall Council Chamber 12830 S Redwood Road Riverton, Utah 84065


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Board and Committee Representation By Councilwoman Tish Buroker Greetings Riverton residents. It is a pleasure to represent Riverton City Council in this month’s newsletter. I hope you are enjoying receiving a Riverton City newsletter monthly. The decision to provide a monthly newsletter is the result of feedback that we have received. Many residents have commented that they appreciated and enjoyed receiving the South Valley Journal, and now we have the Riverton Journal, Riverton’s own community newspaper at no additional cost. As part of city council responsibilities, councilmembers sit on various boards and committees. These boards are responsible for providing critical services to Riverton residents, and ensuring that expenses incurred in providing these services are reasonable. Below are some of the boards our councilmembers sit on, in alphabetical order: • Tish Buroker: Mosquito Abatement, Jordan River Commission, Riverton Law Enforcement Service Area • Tawnee McCay: Riverton Law Enforcement Service Area, Tourism, Recreation, Cultural and Convention Advisory Board, Association of Municipal Governments • Troy McDougal: Riverton Law Enforcement Service Area, Redevelopment Agency of Riverton City • Sheldon Stewart: Riverton Law Enforcement Service Area, Unified Fire Authority.


• Claude Wells: Riverton Law Enforcement Service Area, Redevelopment Agency of Riverton City If you have any questions or concerns A great example of the work volunteer committees provide is the regarding any Historic Preservation Commission’s recommendation to participate in of the above, the successful Wreaths Across America program held in December. please contact the appropriate councilmember. the community and placed on the I love serving on both Mosquito graves of military service members. Abatement and the Jordan River Go to the rivertonutah.gov/wreaths Commission and would be happy to to learn more and plan on attending share more. next year on Saturday, December 19. Another great example is the Riverton organized volunteer Healthy Riverton Committee which committees a couple of years ago. provides monthly suicide prevention These committees support Rivtraining, called QPR, and helps erton’s strategic plan, initiate and support the Live in Real Life series provide support for various activiwhich is held each January and ties and initiatives. September. A great example There are many other volunof the work these teer committees. Please visit volunteer commitour website at rivertonutah. “I am pleased gov/committees to learn tees provide is the Historic Preservathat we have more. tion Commission’s a committed On a final note, I would like recommendation and diversified to welcome our new memthat Riverton participate in the bers of the City Council, Troy council.” Wreaths Across McDougal and Claude Wells. America program With a couple of meetings that is held each completed, and several diffiDecember. With cult topics debated, such as the committee’s recommendation, short-term rentals I am pleased that and the support of Riverton City we have a committed and diverParks and Recreation Department, sified council. All of us work hard the American Legion, and most to be educated about the issues, importantly the Daughters of the come prepared to the meetings, American Revolution who recomand in the end recognize the need mended the event to the Historic to compromise to best meet the Preservation Commission, the needs and wishes of citizens. It is event was held in December. It was a pleasure to serve with our new a special, sacred experience. Over council members along with Coun190 wreaths were purchased by cilmembers McCay and Stewart.

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MARCH 2020

Water-Wise Planting

Attend a Localscapes University workshop hosted by Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District’s Conservation Garden Park. Come and learn the basics of water-wise planting and create an actual water-wise landscape design for your yard. This is a two part workshop and all classes are held at the Sandra N. Lloyd Community Center. During part one, you will learn the basics of Localscapes and how to create a basemap of your property. During part two, you will create landscape designs from the basemap of your property. Cost is FREE, but you must pre-register at the link below, as space is limited to 30 per session.

Session 1: March 4, 2020 & March 18, 2020 from 7-9 p.m. Session 2: March 11, 2020 & March 25, 2020 from 7-9 p.m. • Sandra N. Lloyd Community Center 12830 S Redwood Road For more information, visit: rivertonutah.gov/beautiful



Come Run the Riverton Half Marathon and 4Life® 5K You’ve made that resolution to be more healthy and get out more, so this is the perfect opportunity. Come participate in one of the valley’s best races. The race is designed for all ages and abilities. Race: Saturday, March 28 Time: 9 a.m. (Half Marathon) and 9:15 a.m. (4Life® 5K)

Location: Riverton City Park, 1452 W 12600 S, Riverton, Utah Register: rivertonutah.gov/half or in person at Riverton City Parks and Recreation

For more details, or to register for any Riverton City event, go to rivertonutah.gov/recreation Register: Start Smart Sports

Not Your Parent’s Art Show Submissions

Trans-Jordan Landfill Disposal Vouchers

Summer Tennis League

Summer Youth Pickleball Club

Registration is now open for spring Start Smart Sports programs for kids, including Baseball, Soccer and Multi-Sport. Age varies by sport. Register online.

Artists ages 5-20, beginner to advanced, are invited to participate in our annual show. Submissions due March 13. For more info email bdance@rivertonutah.gov.

Pick up a free voucher to the Trans-Jordan Landfill at the Utility Billing Office at Riverton City Hall when you begin your spring cleaning.

Join our summer tennis league. Participants play one match a week at any time and place that works best between the two players. Cost is just $10 per person.

The pickleball club is for anyone 8-18 who currently plays, or is interested in learning pickleball this summer? Contact Ben at the email below to learn more.

• Programs Begin May 5 Registration Opens March 1

• Show runs Mon - Wed Noon-5 p.m., March 23-May 6

• Limit of two vouchers per household, per year.

• May 1 - Aug 31 Recommended age 16+

• Email bdayley@rivertonutah. gov if you are interested.


Localscapes University. Free classes (registration required) begin March 4 &11. Register at rivertonutah.gov/beautiful.


March 1 - Riverton Half Marathon & 4Life 5K Late Registration Opens March 1 - Spring Start Smart Sports Programs Registration Opens March 2 - Healthy Living Workshop, 7 p.m. @ Community Center March 3 - City Council Meeting, 7 p.m. @ City Hall March 4 - Localscapes University - Session 1, 7 p.m. @ Community Center March 11 - Localscapes University - Session 2, 7 p.m. @ Community Center March 12 - Planning Commission Meeting, 6:30 p.m. @ City Hall March 13 - Not Your Parent’s Art Show Submissions Due March 16 - Art Show Ends: Through Toil and Labor @ Old Dome Meeting Hall March 17 - City Council Meeting, 7 p.m. @ City Hall March 18 - Localscapes University - Session 1, 7 p.m. @ Community Center March 19 - QPR Suicide Prevention Training, 7 p.m. @ Fire Station 124 March 20 - Riverton Half Marathon & 4Life 5K - In-Person Late Registration Closes (online only until race) March 23 - Not Your Parent’s Art Show Begins @ Old Dome Meeting Hall March 25 - Localscapes University - Session 2, 7 p.m. @ Community Center March 26 - Planning Commission Meeting, 6:30 p.m. @ City Hall March 28 - Riverton Half Marathon & 4Life 5K, 9 a.m. @ Riverton City Park March 31 - Country Mile Races Early Registration Closes

Find full event and registration details at rivertonutah.gov/calendar RIVERTON REVIEW

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