SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER 2019
RIVERTON NEWS MAYOR’S MESSAGE
WHAT MOUNTAIN VIEW VILLAGE PHASE 2 MEANS FOR RIVERTON By Mayor Trent Staggs
It was exciting to participate in the groundbreaking ceremony for Phase 2 of Mountain View Village in August. It was just last year that we broke ground on Phase 1, which has already added great value to our community with excellent shopping and dining locations. Phase 2 of Mountain View Village will bring with it a luxury 14-screen Cinemark theater. It will also bring in many specialty retail and dining locations. A survey conducted last year among Riverton residents indicated that restaurant and entertainment options are the number one and number two commercial businesses residents desire. This phase will really make Mountain View Village a gathering place for our community, with excellent landscaping and places for outdoor leisure. It will also provide some office space, and hundreds of new jobs. Beyond fulfilling the desires of our community for more dining, entertainment and specialty retail options, this
phase will help the financial wellbeing of our city government. City governments receive a portion of the sales tax for all sales made in their cities. As the economy grows and as we attract high-quality developments such as Mountain View Village, Riverton City’s sales tax revenues go up.
What does this mean for the average resident of city? This means that Riverton can continue to keep fees and taxes low. We have it good in our city. We have a 0% city property tax rate. Our average annual utility fees are lower than our neighbors in Bluffdale, Draper, Herriman and South Jordan. It also means there will be more money that can be spent on essential government functions, such as street, sidewalk, and park maintenance. Riverton continues to have a strong economic trajectory, due to our improving business climate. Our sales tax revenues are up by 34% since 2015. Developments like Mountain View Village are essential to keep that trend going strong, so that as the cost for services invariably rises (inflation), the city can minimize or eliminate the financial burden that is passed on to residents for those services. As a city, we are committed to both a thriving business climate and maintain-
Councilmembers Tawnee McCay, Tricia Tingey, Sheldon Stewart and Mayor Trent Staggs particiapted in the Mountain View Village Phase 2 Groundbreaking.
ing safe and healthy neighborhoods that provide a strong sense of community. Both are two of the city’s top strategic priorities and as we continue to achieve both, our quality of life will continue to improve. At the end of the day, we all want a
community that allows us to live, work and play right here in Riverton.
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UPDATE ON CITY INITIATIVES By Councilman Sheldon Stewart
MAYOR Trent Staggs firstname.lastname@example.org (801) 208-3129
CITY COUNCIL Sheldon Stewart - District 1 email@example.com (801) 953-5672 Tricia Tingey - District 2 firstname.lastname@example.org (801) 809-1227 Tawnee McCay - District 3 email@example.com (801) 634-7692 Tish Buroker - District 4 firstname.lastname@example.org (801) 673-6103 Brent Johnson - District 5 email@example.com (385) 434-9253
CITY MANAGER Konrad Hildebrandt firstname.lastname@example.org (801) 208-3125
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
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The last time I had the opportunity to write a council message was October of 2018. I want to update on the progress made in the three areas I focused on at that time: Promote safe and healthy neighborhoods that foster a strong sense of community, with balanced opportunities to live, work and play: On July 1, Chief Don Hutson and one of the finest assembled police departments began operations as Riverton Police Department. During the first 14 days of operation, 92-recorded events occurred tied to traffic and non-traffic moving violations and are just an example of the emphasis placed on safety by this department. This doesn’t account for warnings that were verbal which were almost double the reported number. Our cities officers have been engaged in proactive policing where they are out working with residents and businesses to prevent the crimes before they happen. Residents have complimented officers for taking the time to stop and talk with residents
during their regular patrols and really getting to know the residents.
Facilitate a thriving business climate: Last month, CenterCal celebrated the ground breaking of Phase 2 of Mountain View Village. Over the course of the next year and a half we will begin to see the creation of beautiful structures with entertainment, dining, and shopping that has not before been available in our part of the valley. We are excited for this development and the expansion of this site. The project will generate jobs in our community and will be a place that will attract people from throughout the valley to Riverton. Build a connected community with properly maintained utilities and infrastructure: During July the city council received a copy of a broadband plan that shows it is feasible to build a broadband network throughout the city. The next stage is for the city to identify the steps and strategy to implementation, leading up to a vote of the City Council on whether to move forward with the project. I view this project as extremely important due to the development of technology and residents’ dependency on data/internet. Also, because these essential services have become the
new water or roads for government, as noted in a recent article I read on govloop.com. I liken this analogy to recent events that impacted my area of the city where the secondary water was turned off just before July 24 and on July 3 when 13400 S at Bangerter was blocked. Residents called me as their representative and I was able to take action with the help of city and state staff. This versus a recent conversation when a carrier let a resident know that their data connection was severed and wanted me to help. I was unable to assist in any way, yet this person’s livelihood depended on this. The environment where connectivity is tied to both our physical (i.e., medical devices) needs and financial (i.e., employment) needs really highlights the fact that data connections are indeed the “new” water and roads that cities should address. Just as we ensure that water comes out of the tap and roads are there for you to get to and from the hospital or work; the digital age is now placing these same demands on cities to ensure the digital flow continues and there is a path for you to arrive safely at work. Please continue to reach out to me or any of my colleagues on the City Council with feedback or comments.
Booth Space Available
Saturday, September 14 9 a.m. to Noon Come see what products and services are available right here in Riverton! There will be lots of booths and lots of free swag.
Riverton City Newsletter - September / October 2019
If you own or manage a Riverton City-based business or organization and would like to participate in What’s Up In Riverton, please fill out and return the application at the link below. Requirements include not selling anything at the event and providing some type of swag, coupon or giveaway. Over 2,000 people attended last year! Applications are due by September 4. Questions may be directed to Bradley Dance at email@example.com.
CITY ANNOUNCEMENTS Live in Real Life Event Coming September 30
Secondary Water Shut Off Reminder
The community is invited to Live in Real Life: Finding Real Happiness on Monday, September 30 at 6:30 p.m. at Riverton High School. Steven Thomas, a powerful motivational speaker and champion athlete, will speak on anxiety, depression, and combatting negative screen time effects.
The anticipated shut off date for Riverton City’s secondary water system is October 15. The date is dependent on if canal companies end up shutting off canals sooner than that date. Sprinkler systems should be winterized to protect them from cold temperatures by the end of November.
Fall Classic Pickleball Tournament
Splash Pad Shut Off Reminder
The annual Fall Classic Pickleball Tournament will be held on September 20-21. The tournament will feature a pool bracket tournament. Cost is $25 per team.
Splashpads at Old Farm Park, Riverton City Park, and Western Springs Park will be shut off on Tuesday, September 3 for the fall and winter seasons.
Registration ends Thursday, September 19.
The splashpads will re-open in late May 2020 for the summer season.
Fall Classic Pickleball Tournament
Submit Quilts to Annual Riverton Quilt Show
Riverton City seeks nominations for the Outstanding Citizen Award. The award is presented to residents who have made significant contributions to or had a significant positive impact on the community. Nominations can be submitted at rivertoncity.com/awards.
Riverton City is seeking quilt submissions to our Quilt Show at the Old Dome Meeting Hall. Applications must be submitted by Sept. 25. The art show will run from October 7 to Nov. 13. Details are available online or by calling Bradley Dance at 385-237-3421 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Halloween Bash & Scare Rodeo October 28 & 29 | 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Troll Stroll - 6:30-8 p.m. Kids Carnival - 6:30-8:15 p.m. Scare Rodeo - 6:30-8:15 p.m. ($2 Admission) Search for the Great Pumpkin - 8:15 p.m.
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Upcoming Riverton City Events September
September 2 - Labor Day - City Offices Closed September 3 - Splash Pad Shut Off September 3 - City Council Meeting - 7 p.m.- Riverton City Hall September 5 - Evening Tennis Lessons Begin - 5-8 p.m. - Riverton City Park September 6 - What’s Up in Riverton Booth Applications Due September 9 - Fall Flag Football Begins September 11 - Patriot Day September 12 - SW Valley Domestic Violence Coalition - 2 p.m. - Community Center September 12 - Planning Commission Meeting - 6:30 p.m. September 14 - What’s Up in Riverton - 9 a.m.-12 p.m. September 14 - Utah VW Car Classic Show - 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. - Riverton City Park September 16 - Get To the River Festival Beatles Tribute Concert - 6 p.m. - Roi Hardy Park September 17 - City Council Meeting - 7 p.m.- Riverton City Hall September 19 - Suicide Prevention QPR Training - 7 p.m. - Fire Station #124 September 19 - Fall Classic Pickleball Tourney Registration Ends September 20 - Fall Classic Pickleball Tournament September 21 - Fall Classic Pickleball Tournament September 25 - All State High School Art Show Ends - Old Dome Meeting Hall September 25 - Quilt Show Submissions Due September 26 - Planning Commission Meeting - 6:30 p.m. September 30 - Live in Real Life: Finding Real Happiness - 6:30 p.m. - Riverton High School
October 1 - Facility Reservations Accepted Until March 31, 2020 October 1 - City Council Meeting - 7 p.m.- Riverton City Hall October 7 - Quilt Show Begins October 10 - SW Valley Domestic Violence Coalition - 2 p.m. - Community Center October 10 - Planning Commission Meeting - 6:30 p.m. October 11 - Frozen Jr. Musical - 7 p.m. - Community Center October 12 - Frozen Jr. Musical - 7 p.m. - Community Center October 14 - Columbus Day October 14 - Frozen Jr. Musical - 7 p.m. - Community Center October 15 - City Council Meeting - 7 p.m.- Riverton City Hall October 17 - Suicide Prevention QPR Training - 7 p.m. - Fire Station #124 October 18 - Frozen Jr. Musical - 7 p.m. - Community Center October 19 - Frozen Jr. Musical - 7 p.m. - Community Center October 21 - Frozen Jr. Musical - 7 p.m. - Community Center October 23 - Classical Arts Guild Opera & Hor D’oeuvres - Time TBA - Old Dome October 24 - Planning Commission Meeting - 6:30 p.m. October 28 - Halloween Bash & Scare Rodeo - 6:30 p.m. - Riverton City Park October 29 - Halloween Bash & Scare Rodeo - 6:30 p.m. - Riverton City Park October 31 - Halloween
Find full event and registration details at rivertoncity.com/calendar! Riverton City Newsletter - September / October 2019