JUNE / JULY / AUGUST 2018
RIVERTON NEWS MAYOR’S MESSAGE
Residents Invited to Apply for Volunteer Committees By Mayor Trent Staggs In an effort to better leverage the talent of the community, I’m thrilled to announce the creation of several new volunteer committees. The committees have been created to assist city leaders in implementing our priorities and will be formed in the following areas: 1) community events, 2) economic development, 3) emergency preparedness and 4) parks, recreation and trails. We know that we have amazing talent and expertise in our community and we’re hoping to tap into that talent and expertise in these specific areas to help us achieve the city’s strategic objectives. The committees will all be volunteer-based
and citizen-led. This essentially means that much of the thought process in advancing our city in these key areas will be brought closer to citizens. The committees, established by the city council through Resolution No. 18-34 this year, will play an important role in advising me and other city leaders in key areas. They will each have unique roles and objectives that will be established and clearly defined. Each committee will meet quarterly at minimum and will have seven voting members. I would invite anyone with skills relevant to the committee areas or those who have a strong desire to serve to apply. We are asking each applicant to submit
a resume in addition to a letter of interest outlining why each applicant would be a good fit for the committee they are applying for. The deadline to apply is June 15. Please help spread the word! Apply online at rivertoncity.com/committees
New City Manager on the Job in Riverton A new city manager is on the job in Riverton following a search and extensive application process. Konrad Hildebrandt, who began his administrative duties on April 30, was selected out of a pool of more than 100 applicants. “We’re thrilled to have Konrad on board as the new city manager,” said Mayor Trent Staggs. “His experience in city management will serve us well as we seek to continually improve the quality of life for Riverton residents. His approach and experience align well with our city’s goals and I look forward to seeing him help our city strive for operational excellence.” Hildebrandt comes to Riverton with 18 years of experience as a city manager or assistant city manager, and 30 total years in the public sector. He most recently
worked as an assistant city manager in Odessa, Texas, and has previously worked as a city manager in both Cedar Hills and Washington Terrace, Utah.
“My family and I feel extremely honored to be here in Riverton,” said Hildebrandt. “I look forward to working jointly with elected officials, staff and residents to make Riverton an even greater and more vibrant city where people can live, work and play.” Hildebrandt and his wife, DeAnna, have five children and two grandchildren.
He holds a master of public administration (MPA) degree with an emphasis in local government and facility management, in addition to a B.S. degree in business management and a minor in international business and Portuguese, all from Brigham Young University’s Marriot School of Management.
Riverton City operates under a “six-member council” form of government. The council consists of a mayor and five council members who have delegated the operational day-to-day responsibilities of managing the city to a professional, full-time city manager. City Attorney Ryan Carter had been acting as the interim city manager since the position was vacated last year.
It’s Been a Productive Six Months By Tish Buroker City Council - District 4
It has been a busy and productive six months for your elected officials.
MAYOR Trent Staggs email@example.com 801-208-3129
CITY COUNCIL Sheldon Stewart - District 1 firstname.lastname@example.org (801) 953-5672 Tricia Tingey - District 2 email@example.com (801) 809-1227 Tawnee McCay - District 3 firstname.lastname@example.org (801) 634-7692 Tish Buroker - District 4 email@example.com (801) 673-6103 Brent Johnson - District 5 firstname.lastname@example.org (385) 434-9253
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
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One of our first and most important functions was to hire a City Manager. This position is critical as the City Manager directs employees on a day to day basis and works directly with the Mayor and City Council to ensure that their direction is communicated and followed at all levels. The City received over 100 applications for this position. After a rigorous vetting process our new city manager is in place. We as a council are looking forward to working with Konrad Hildebrandt. Another critical improvement is the purchase of additional cemetery space. We were very fortunate that a long time resident of Riverton (over 50 years) approached the City regarding purchase of their property which shares a property line with the cemetery. With their decision to move they wanted to ensure that their long
time home and property was used for the betterment and improvement of Riverton. When this property is improved for cemetery use Riverton will be able to add approximately 1,000 graves.
Finally, a new logo has been designed and incorporated. You will soon see the logo on all of our street signs as they are updated to meet new federal standards regarding readability. Our street signs currently have a variety of logos, depending on when they were installed. With the adoption of the new logo all street signs will now be standardized. We appreciate the opportunity to serve and look forward to seeing you at the Town Days parade on July 3rd and the other 4th of July festivities.
Slow the Flow: Water-wise Lawn Irrigation Tips Don’t Water on Automatic – Respond to Your Lawn’s Need, Not Your Habit! Your lawn will adapt easily to an every-threeday watering pattern; in fact, you can even water less frequently. If nature helps out, so much the better! Check to see if rainfall is meeting your lawn’s needs. To determine if your lawn is getting enough water, try this simple test. Stick a screwdriver in the ground. If it goes in too easily, cut back on your watering. If it’s a struggle to get it in, increase watering. Don’t Water Everything the Same Water the lawn separately from plant beds and trees, as those areas need less water than the lawn. Water by the Light of the Moon Watering between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m. can reduce evaporation loss by 15-20 percent. Because our climate is typically dry, this practice won’t create mildew or fungus on your lawn unless you water too much. Always avoid watering in the heat of the day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Get into the Maintenance Habit Check your irrigation system on a regular basis to ensure top performance. Routinely check the coverage of sprinkler heads and adjust them if they’re creating runoff on walks and driveways. Before the first freeze, be sure to drain and clear the system of water to avoid leaks and breaks. Be sure the batteries (if any) are fresh and the clock will keep time. Don’t Get Into a Fog If your system’s spray patter is creating a fine mist or fog, reduce the operating pressure or adjust the nozzles to eliminate the mist. When you do, you’ll reduce water loss that’s due to evaporation and wind drifting by 20 to 25 percent.
Town Days Parade Route Change Due to construction activities on Redwood Road, the route of the Town Days Parade on Tuesday, July 3, has been changed. The new route will start at 1930 W on 13400 S, move west, and turn right at 2700 W and continue north to Southland Elementary. The parade will begin at 6:30 p.m.
Riverton City needs your help to capture, in photo, the very best Riverton has to offer! The Best of Riverton Photo Contest has three categories: live, work/service and play. Photos from the contest will be used in city communications and marketing materials to tell Riverton’s story. The contest is free to enter. Entries must be submitted by August 3.
Contest Winner • Awarded $300 • Recognized at a city council meeting • Photo featured, with attribution, on the city’s social media accounts • Photo hung, with attribution, in City Hall
SPACE RESERVATIONS Please do not begin reserving space along the parade route until Saturday, June 30, at 8 a.m.
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Riverton City assumed animal control responsibilities from Salt Lake County on February 1. This includes dog licensing and impound services. The city contracts with Stone Ridge Veterinary Clinic to house most impounded animals and to provide licensing services.
(801) 208-3108 rivertoncity.com/animalcontrol
Category Winners • Awarded $100 • Recognized at a city council meeting • Photos featured, with attribution, on the city’s social media accounts • Photos hung, with attribution, in City Hall
Contest entry details and terms available at:
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& FRIDAY FUN NIGHTS 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 arrive at 6 p.m. and movies begin at dusk every Friday from July 13 to August 24. Bring your blankets or lawn chairs and come prepared to enjoy your evening! Friday, July 13 - Coco Friday, July 20 - Sleepless in Seattle Friday, July 27 - Wonder Friday, August 3 - The Princess and the Frog Friday, August 10 - Descendants 2 Friday, August 17 - Remember the Titans Friday, August 24 - A Wrinkle in Time
June 8 – Outdoor Movie: Despicable Me 3 – Dusk – Riverton Hospital June 11 – Morning Tennis Lessons Begin June 11 – Grit League Kids Obstacle Racing Begins – 7:30 a.m. June 13 – Town Days Parade Application Deadline June 14 – Planning Commission Meeting – 6:30 p.m. – City Hall June 18 – Morning Tennis Lesson Begin June 19 – City Council Meeting – 6:30 p.m. – City Hall June 21 – Healthy Riverton QPR Training – 7 p.m. – Fire Station 124 June 25 – Morning Tennis Lessons Begin June 28 – Planning Commission Meeting – 6:30 p.m. – City Hall June 28 – Town Days 3 Man Sorting Event – 7 p.m. – Rodeo Arena June 29 – Town Days Rodeo – 8 p.m. – Rodeo Arena June 30 – Town Days Rodeo – 8 p.m. – Rodeo Arena July 2 – Morning Tennis Lessons Begin July 3 – Town Days – Riverton City Park July 3 – Town Days Parade – 6:30 p.m. July 3 – Movie in the Park: Leap! – Dusk – Riverton City Park July 4 – Town Days – Riverton City Park July 4 – Flag Raising Ceremony – 6:30 a.m. – Riverton City Park July 4 – Town Days Country Mile 10K, 5K & 1-Mile Races – Riverton City Park July 4 – Tour de Riverton Bike Race – 7 a.m. – Riverton City Park July 4 – 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament – 8 a.m. – Riverton City Park July 4 –Pickleball Tournament – 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Riverton City Park July 5 – July Tennis Lessons Begin July 7 – Town Days Car Show – 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. – City Hall West Lawn July 9 – Morning Tennis Lessons Begin July 9 – Summer Flexible Tennis League Begins July 10 – Pickleball Leagues Begin July 12 – Summer Pickleball Clinics Begin July 12 – Youth Pickleball Clinics Begin July 12 – Planning Commission Meeting – 6:30 p.m. – City Hall July 13 – Movie in the Park: Coco (dusk) & Friday Fun Night – Riverton City Park July 17 – City Council Meeting – 6:30 p.m. – City Hall July 19 – Healthy Riverton QPR Training – 7 p.m. – Fire Station 124 July 20 – Movie in the Park: Sleepless in Seattle (dusk) & Friday Fun Night – Riverton City Park July 23 – Morning Tennis Lesson Begin July 26 – Planning Commission Meeting – 6:30 p.m. – City Hall July 27 – Movie in the Park: Wonder (dusk) & Friday Fun Night – Riverton City Park July 31 – Holiday Heroes 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run Early Registration Deadline August 2 – Healthy Riverton Committee Meeting – 4:30 p.m. – City Hall August 3 – Movie in the Park: Princess and the Frog (dusk) & Friday Fun Night – Riverton City Park August 5 – Concert in the Park – 6 p.m. – Riverton City Park August 7 – City Council Meeting – 6:30 p.m. – City Hall August 7 – Fall Baseball Begins August 8 – Night Out Against Crime – 6 p.m. – Riverton City Park August 9 – August Tennis Lessons Begin August 9 – Planning Commission Meeting – 6:30 p.m. – City Hall August 10 – Movie in the Park: Descendants 2 (dusk) & Friday Fun Night – Riverton City Park August 12 – Concert in the Park – 6 p.m. – Riverton City Park August 16 – Healthy Riverton QPR Training – 7 p.m. – Fire Station 124 August 17 – Movie in the Park: Remember the Titans (dusk) & Friday Fun Night– Riverton City Park August 19 – Concert in the Park – 6 p.m. – Riverton City Park August 20 – Utah Arts & Museums Exhibit Begins – Old Dome August 21 – Pickleball Leagues Begin August 21 – City Council Meeting – 6:30 p.m. August 23 – Planning Commission Meeting – 6:30 p.m. August 24 – Movie in the Park: A Wrinkle in Time – Dusk – Riverton City Park August 26 – Concert in the Park – 6 p.m. – Riverton City Park August 27 – Yoga for Kids Community Class Begins – 4 p.m. – Community Center
Find full event and registration details at rivertoncity.com/calendar!