RIVERTON REVIEW Official Newsletter of the Riverton, Utah City Government MAYOR’S MESSAGE
Top 10 Biggest Impacts of 2019 By Mayor Trent Staggs Riverton City had another excellent year in 2019! You, our residents, have become more engaged this last year and I hope to see that trend continue as we all work to make Riverton an even better place to live, work and play. As we reflect on 2019 and look toward what 2020 will bring, I thought it appropriate to review the top 10 most impactful projects your city government has been involved with this year: 1. Launch of the Riverton Police 1 Department The Riverton Police Department officially launched on July 1. We have 8-10 more officers right here in Riverton than what we averaged historically with Unified Police Department, all at a cost of not more than we were paying UPD for service. We have an outstanding police force that I know will continue to do a lot of good for our community. 2. No Tax Increases Replacing 2 the Salt Lake Valley Law Enforcement Area with the Riverton Law Enforcement Service Area has proven to save Riverton taxpayers over one million dollars, without a single tax increase now into our third year. Riverton City itself continues to have a 0%
property tax rate, had no utility fee increases in the 2019-2020 year and boasts the lowest combined fees in the entire valley. 3. Expansion of the Riverton City 3 Cemetery The expansion of the Riverton City Cemetery was completed and plots in the new section went on sale back in July. The expansion makes it possible for more of our residents to be buried in our community. 4. Launch of the Southwest 4 Vision Project We launched the Southwest Vision project to map out how the southwest cities of Riverton, Bluffdale, Copperton, Herriman, South Jordan and West Jordan can best address growth and infrastructure challenges. Your input is invaluable as we hope to finish the project by summer 2020.
5 5. Groundbreaking of Mountain View Village Phase 2 Ground was officially broken for Phase 2 at Mountain View Village. Phase 2 will include a luxury movie theater and many specialty retail and dining locations. Phase 2 is projected to open no later than the spring of 2021. 6. Launched Opioid Disposal 6 Initiative An opioid disposal initiative was launched to do our part to combat the state and local opioid epidemic. The initiative features a solution which renders unused or expired
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The launch of the Riverton Police Department earns the top spot as the biggest impact for 2019.
pharmaceuticals immediately non-retrievable and destroys them on-site. Working with our partners at Intermountain Healthcare, we have made available individual-size bottles of the solution and have disposal kiosks at City Hall and the Police Department.
We hope to work together with the Riverton Arts Council on improvements to the Community Center in 2020. 9. Opened Sentinel Ridge 9 Boulevard Riverton and Herriman partnered together to build and open Sentinel Ridge Boulevard, the road that connects 13400 S at Mountain View Village to Mountain Ridge High School. The new road has greatly improved the connectivity in the area.
7. Installed a Veterans Monument 7 Riverton City Cemetery is home to a new monument honoring the veterans who are buried there. The permanent monument was just installed in December, so 1 Hired an Emergency stop by and take a look if you 10 Management Coordinator haven’t seen it yet. Riverton City has hired an 8 emergency management 8. Renovations at City Hall Many coordinator to lead the city’s renovations and improvements emergency preparedness efforts. took place at City Hall this year. Additionally, a city text message We updated the front of the alert system was launched in the building to include additional fall. The system allows Riverton parking, a fountain, flag poles City to communicate instantly and waterwise landscaping. The with residents on important and Council Chamber has undergone timely topics. We encourage all a renovation and we’ve installed residents to sign up to receive new flooring, signage and the alerts. artwork inside the building.
PUBLIC SAFETY MESSAGE
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CITY COUNCIL Sheldon Stewart - District 1 email@example.com 801-953-5672 Troy McDougal - District 2 firstname.lastname@example.org 801-931-9933 Tawnee McCay - District 3 email@example.com 801-634-7692 Tish Buroker - District 4 firstname.lastname@example.org 801-673-6103 Claude Wells - District 5 email@example.com 801-875-0116
CITY MANAGER Konrad Hildebrandt firstname.lastname@example.org 801-208-3125
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By UFA Battalion Chief Wade Watkins As an emergency responder serving in the area for the past twenty years in different capacities, I have been thankful for having great relationships with neighboring agencies. These relationships routinely give me perspective on our mission to respond to the community’s emergency needs. When I reference the “community”, I speak in a broader sense of the word. Many times during emergency incidents, the resources needed exceed what a single jurisdiction may have. For example, a confirmed single-family home involved with fire requires a first alarm assignment. This will include three fire engines, one ladder truck, one ambulance, a heavy rescue dedicated to firefighter rescue and at least one Battalion Chief. The above response is based on national standards and best practic-
es. As “fire can double in size every 30 seconds causing everything in a room to burn in as little as three minutes” (source: firemarshal.utah. gov). Fire in the present day is more aggressive and toxic due to the synthetic materials of construction. This reality motivates firefighters to respond to the fire and use responding resources with exigency.
Most of the time the resources are responding from the local area and from different jurisdictions to converge on the emergency scene with the same priorities. This response widens the bandwidth and supports the incident priorities of life safety, incident stabilization and property conservation. First responders show up and work under the National Incident Command System (NICS); ensuring common understanding and clear communication Hazmat incident in South Jordan on December 13, 2019 This is a great example of two adjacent departments working well together on the emergency to achieve an optimal outcome. scene.
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I am often impressed that the first responders do so with a phenomenal attitude, exercising discipline and professionalism while working together as a larger and more capable team. This concept is defined as “automatic aid” and when appropriately used, enables citizens to have emergency responders at their doorstep immediately, even during periods when 911 calls surge, due to weather, large fires or unforeseen circumstances. Teamwork is truly making the dream work on each and every emergency response.
UPCOMING CITY MEETINGS
Riverton City has a new look and new home on the web! Your new official source for city information, online services and news.
City Council Tuesday, January 7, 7 p.m. Tuesday, January 21, 7 p.m. Planning Commission Thursday, January 9, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, January 23, 6:30 p.m.
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Keep Riverton Beautiful Keep Riverton Beautiful is a 12-month initiative combining city resources and engaged citizens to keep the city beautiful year-round. Each month will feature a different project or event. Details about each monthly project or event will be found in each monthly newsletter. We encourage all citizens to take advantage of this free city-wide initiative to keep Riverton beautiful. For more information on any Keep Riverton Beautiful event or initiative, visit rivertonutah.gov/beautiful.
2020 EVENT SCHEDULE JANUARY
Christmas Tree Disposal
Arbor Day Tree Planting Workshop
Proper Firework Disposal
Adopt a Park
SEPTEMBER Jordan River Cleanup
JANUARY 2020 KEEP RIVERTON BEAUTIFUL INITIATIVE
Clean a Storm Drain
Fire Hydrant & Mailbox Snow Removal
Winter Parking Policy and Snow Removal Protocol
Christmas Tree Recycling Properly dispose of live Christmas trees at one of three drop-off locations through the end of January: • Centennial Park 13000 S 2700 W • Monarch Meadows Park 13600 S 4800 W • Riverton Rodeo Arena 12800 S 1300 W
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The following snow removal protocol and winter parking policy is in effect in Riverton City: • No vehicles may be parked on city streets during a snow storm or where snow has accumulated between November 1 and March 1. • Major roadways, high-traffic areas and school zones are prioritized in snow removal efforts as a matter of public safety. • Minor roads and cul-de-sacs are cleared if 4 inches of snow or more has accumulated once main roadways are clear.
For additional details, visit rivertonutah.gov/snow PAGE 3
PARKS & RECREATION EVENTS
Join us for this individual 9 week mission to lose weight & feel great! This program is a weight loss challenge not a weight loss program, it is up to you to lose the weight. CASH PRIZES! Prizes for highest percentage, most pounds lost, male and female divisions.
The Smart Start program is an educational basketball program for boys and girls ages 3-5. A parent must be present during each class to work with their child. This program fills quickly. Cost: $30 per 4 week session (includes t-shirt, award & snacks) Learn more or register at rivertoncity.com/recreation Free 2-week membership to Fit Body Boot Camp for participants!
Cost: $30 per person Dates: January 8 - March 4, 2020 Weigh-in Day: Wednesdays Weigh-in Times: 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. Location: Parks & Recreation Office Ages: 18 & up (doctor’s approval needed for those 17 & under)
Ages: 3-5 years old Location: Sandra N. Lloyd Community Center Auditorium, 12830 S Redwood Rd. Session 1: 6-6:50 p.m. Starts Tuesday, January 14 Session 2: 7-7:50 p.m. Starts Tuesday, January 14
Join us for our 4th semi-annual event. An exciting evening dedicated to living in real life. The event will feature a special guest speaker and booths featuring medical resources, mental health resources, and more will be available in the commons area at the conclusion of the event. January 27, 7 p.m. @ Riverton High Auditorium
Learn more or register for any of these events go to rivertonutah.gov/recreation
2020 City Park Pavilion & Facility Reservations In-person reservations begin January 2 at 8 a.m. at the Parks and Recreation Office. Online reservations begin, January 3 at rivertonutah.gov/reserve. Park Pavilions are available for use between Apr. 1 - Sept. 30, 2020. Community Center, CR Hamilton Pavilion & Old Dome Meeting Hall are available for use between Jan. 1 - Dec. 30, 2020. Sorry, but no phone reservations for any facility will be accepted. Reservations must be online or in-person.
UPCOMING RIVERTON CITY EVENTS January 1 - NEW YEARS DAY | City Offices Closed | Riverton Half Marathon & 4Life 5K General Registration Opens January 2 - Park Pavilion & City Facility Reservations Begin, 8 a.m. | Start Smart Basketball Late Registration Opens January 3 - Online Park Pavilion & City Facility Reservations Begin January 6 - Healthy Living Workshop, 7 p.m. @ Community Center January 7 - New City Council Member Swearing-In Ceremony, 5 p.m. @ City Hall | City Council Meeting, 7 p.m. @ City Hall January 8 - Mission Slim Possible Weight Loss Competition Begins January 9 - Planning Commission Meeting, 6:30 p.m. @ City Hall January 16 - QPR Suicide Prevention Training, 7 p.m. @ Fire Station #124 January 17 - Start Smart Basketball Registration Closes January 20 - MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY - City Offices Closed January 21 - City Council Meeting, 7 p.m. @ City Hall January 23 - Art Show Begins: “Through Toil and Labor” @ Old Dome Meeting Hall | Planning Commission Meeting, 6:30 p.m. @ City Hall January 27 - RHS Hope Week, Live in Real Life, 7 p.m. @ Riverton High School
Find full event and registration details at rivertonutah.gov/calendar PAGE 4
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