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  • 2017-11-09

    2017 Election Results -updated Thurs. Nov. 9

    ELECTION RESULTS
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  • 2017-11-09

    WinCo Foods Opens in SSL

    2193 South Main Street
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    Winco is now open! Today's ceremonial flag raising celebrated Winco's 50th anniversary, 118th store, and the nearly 150 new employees in the store. 

    Visit the new Downtown South Salt Lake to see what is shaping up!

    WinCo

  • 2017-11-07

    Leaf Bags for Free Leaf Pickup

    Available at Public Works
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    SSL residents can pick up leaf bags from Public Works located at 195 W Oakland Ave. Please bring proof of residency.

    Leaf bags are collected curbside from residences through the end of the month.

  • 2017-10-28

    Pavilions are now closed for the Season

    Pavilion Season Closes
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    Our Fitts Park pavilions are now closed for the season. Please check back on April 1st, 2018 to rent them for the new season. 

  • 2017-10-24

    Columbus Center celebrates 100 years


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    birthday photo

    The community turned out to celebrate 100 years at the heart of the South Salt Lake community. Thank you to all who attended!

    The Doug Wright Show features the Columbus Center (at minute 9:30) 

    A Short History of the Columbus Center

    The ColumbusSchool was originally constructed in 1916 using the design of C.S. McDonald.  McDonald also designed the Forest Dale Golf Course Clubhouse.  The design features the Spanish Colonial Revival Style which is rare in the SaltLake area.  The 21,000 square foot school was originally going to be named the ForestDaleSchool.  Sometime between design phase and final completion the name of the school changed to Columbus.

    In 1954 a 8,500 square foot addition was made to the building.  The addition included a new gymnasium/cafeteria, restrooms and administrative offices.  The school remained in operation for another twenty years.  Due to declining enrollment the elementary school was closed in the early 1970's.  Soon afterward a program for disabled students was created at that site.  During that time an 11,000 square foot addition was completed.  The addition included offices and a shop area to accommodate the disability program.

    Due to the high costs of conforming to new ADA standards, the disability program was moved from the Columbus facility in 1990.  In 1995 the City of South Salt Lake purchased the ColumbusSchool from the Salt Lake CitySchool District.  At that time, the Mayor and City Council, with input from residents, determined that the facility would be used for a variety of uses.  Some of these uses include:  recreation center, civic auditorium, community center and a senior citizen center.  City leaders also envisioned a library branch to be located within the facility in the future.

    The City determined that a phased approach to the facility's renovation would be required.  In 1997, Cooper/Roberts Architects was selected to design the Columbus renovation.  Cooper/Roberts was selected because of that firm's expertise and experience in restoring older buildings.  Renovation began on the senior center in 1997 with completion reached in 1998.  Work began on the auditorium/west parking area in 1999 with completion in 2000. 

    The recreation center was completed in late 2000.  The final phase, community center/library, is to be completed in spring of 2002.

    The Columbus Center has the most welcoming place in the city for the last center. People of all abilities, young and old, and from every nation and culture have made this a second home over the last century. In 2017 a walk inside reveals people from every walk of life at the library, the senior center, the auditorium and gymnasium and in afterschool programs at the Commonwealth Performing Arts Center. It is used for Halloween Spooktacular, Breakfast with Santa, the mayor’s State of the City address, Chamber of Commerce luncheons and many other community events.

    The city has another opportunity to continue improving Columbus by purchasing the home to the north from long-time owner Mabel Todd. Plans are in the works for an expanded courtyard, a playground and sport court, and we will continue grassy field for sports programs and events. Plans for the expanded park space are completed and funding is being sought to make this next phase a reality.

  • 2017-10-24

    Take a video tour of Parley's Trail


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    Parley's Trail is now open from Parley's Canyon to 900 West! Take a video tour or get out and experience it by bike or on foot.

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  • 2017-09-30

    A Successful United Way Day of Caring!


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    Thank you Day of Caring volunteers and company sponsors!

    Good for Utah story

  • 2017-09-20

    2017 Neighborhood Resource Guide for South Salt Lake

    Find the services you need from the city and its partners
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    2017 SSL Community Resource Guide

    Find the information you need on local services for yourself, your family, friends and neighbors. The guide has South Salt Lake info for:

    Animal Services

    City Government/Services

    Community Support/Engagement

    Education & Tutoring Services

    Employment/Job Training

    Family Housing, Shelter & Basic Needs

    Legal Information/Consultation

    Medical & Health Care & Assistance

    Safety

    Transportation

     

  • 2017-08-25

    AMBER ALERT TEST


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    Department of Public Safety

    KEITH D. SQUIRES

    Commissioner 

    GARY R. HERBERT

             Governor

    SPENCER J. COX

           Lt. Governor  

     

     

    For Immediate Release

     

    Contacts:

    Gina McNeil

    Utah Bureau of Criminal Identification

    Amber Alert Coordinator

    Phone: 801-281-5075

     

    TEST SET FOR UTAH’S AMBER ALERT PLAN

    Utah’s AMBER Alert Plan will be tested on August 26, 2017, Utah Rachael Runyan and Exploited Children’s Day. The AMBER Alert is tested twice a year. August 26th and January 13th.   This will be the 30th test of the Utah AMBER Alert Plan.

     “We need as many people as possible to get involved each time the AMBER Alert is activated,” says Utah Department of Public Safety Commissioner Keith Squires. “We at DPS are committed to the Amber Alert program and grateful for the dedicated work that program coordinator Gina McNeil puts forth to insure these children are found safely and brought home to their families”. The exact time of the test is not given but radio stations should make an announcement when the test is initiated. TV stations are asked to announce and/or run a crawl about the test at the top of the screen. All media outlets are encouraged to post the tests on their web sites.

    Utah has issued 46 AMBER Alerts since the plan was started on April 2, 2002.  

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  • 2017-08-02

    Fingerprinting now available at Justice Court

    Tuesdays from 8:00 a.m. to Noon
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    The Justice Court is now providing fingerprinting services for the general public.  Walk ins  appointments for this service are available on Tuesdays from 8:00 a.m. to Noon.  

    There is a $10.00 fee for the printing services which includes up to two fingerprint cards.  Other charges may apply for additonal cards or submissions. Payments must be made to the Finance Department on the 2nd Floor of City Hall before services will be provided.

    We look forward to serving the community of South Salt Lake.

    Any questions can be answered by calling the Justice Court at 801-483-6072.

  • 2017-07-26

    West Nile Virus Detected In Multiple Salt Lake County Mosquito Pools


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    Health officials urge residents to take precautions to avoid illness

    (Salt Lake County) – The Salt Lake County Health Department (SLCoHD) has confirmed that West Nile virus (WNV) has been detected in multiple mosquito pools* within Salt Lake County boundaries. Public health officials are urging residents to take precautionary measures to avoid exposure to the virus.

    Local Mosquito Abatement Districts (MADs) have been trapping and collecting mosquito samples at numerous locations throughout Salt Lake County. “We currently do not have any confirmed human cases of West Nile virus reported in Salt Lake County, but this is a good reminder that it is now especially important that residents protect themselves from mosquito bites, particularly in the hours from dusk to dawn,” explained Ilene Risk, SLCoHD epidemiology bureau manager.

    Although only some mosquitoes carry WNV, it is important to minimize your exposure during mosquito season:

    • Use an EPA-registered mosquito repellent with DEET, permethrin, picaridin, IR3535 or oil of lemon eucalyptus; follow package directions about application.
    • Drain standing water in yards (old tires, potted plant trays, pet dishes, toys, buckets, etc.).
    • Wear long sleeves and pants after dusk.
    • Keep roof gutters clear of debris.
    • Clean swimming pools often or drain them.  Clean and stock garden ponds with mosquito-eating fish or mosquito dunks.
    • Make sure doors and window screens are in good condition so that mosquitoes cannot get indoors.
    • Keep weeds and tall grass cut short; adult mosquitoes look for these shady places to rest during the hot daylight hours.

    WNV can cause mild to severe illness and many people may not even know they have been infected. It is estimated that less than 1% of people infected with WNV will develop severe infection, which can result in debilitating long-term complications or death. Symptoms of WNV appear within 3 to 14 days and include fever, headache and body aches. Severe infections may include high fever, neck stiffness, disorientation, coma, tremors and convulsions.
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    "Mosquito pool" is the term used for a group of mosquitoes caught and tested out of a single trap.

  • 2017-07-12

    Construction at Central Park

    New Restroom Coming Soon
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    Construction has started on a new park restroom in Central Park, between the playground and basketball courts. It will be completed by fall 2017. Please stay safe and stay out of the construction zone. 

    This project is being funded by the City of South Salt Lake and with federal Community Development Block Grants. 

    If you have questions about the project, contact Sharen Hauri at 801.464.6771 or shauri@sslc.com.

  • 2017-06-10

    Fiscal Year 2018 Adopted Budget

    On June 14, 2017 the South Salt Lake City Council adopted the fiscal year 2018 budget.
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    On June 14, 2017 the South Salt Lake City Council adopted the fiscal year 2018 budget.  The public can review the budget by clicking here.

    Fiscal Year 2018 Adopted Budget

  • 2017-06-05

    Award goes to Streetcar Neighborhood in South Salt Lake


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    South Salt Lake was honored with a "Your Utah, Your Future" award by Governor Gary Herbert in a ceremony on May 31st at the State Capitol.

    The city was recognized for the East Streetcar plan, which promotes the priniciples of Envision Utah by building attractive, lively and safe environments. This supports a future in Utah that is safe, secure and resilient, prosperous, neighborly, fair, caring, healthy, beautiful and clean.

    The Salt Lake Tribune reported on the accolade here:

    These 8 Utah places and programs are living in the future

     

     

     

     

  • 2017-06-02

    SSL Police - Best Dressed Police Department and MORE


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    The South Salt Lake Police Department was recently named the “Best Dressed Police Department” by the National Uniform Association. But what really makes them stand out is more than their natural good looks and fashion sense. South Salt Lake Police Department’s innovative community policing model reduces crime and provides authentic connections between residents and officers.

    Here’s what makes South Salt Lake Police different:
    • A Police Athletic League to connect with at-risk youth through boxing, baseball, and after-school mentoring
    • Officers carry age-appropriate books in their car for children they encounter on calls
    • They provide daily patrol services for residents who are out of town and request the service
    • They monitor each of the city’s parks with a program called Safe Parks
    • Officers host a monthly Coffee with a Cop event to meet members of the community
    • A monthly Business Watch meeting with local business owners
    • Free bowling with a cop for kids ages 8-18 once per month
    • Our Police Department manages the State’s largest daily fluctuation in population (the number of people they serve nearly triples during business hours due to the large infux of commuters and others passing through the city)

    Here are the results from their efforts:
    • 2010-2016, overall crime in South Salt Lake is down 32%
    • 2010-2016, between the hours of 3-6 p.m. youth crime is down 64%
    • 8th grade youth at-risk for gang involvement has decreased from 25.6% (2009) to 7.2% (2015)
    • More than 2,558 youth served in afterschool programs last year (as a result, high school graduation rates climbed from 48% to 64%)

    As you can see, sharp looking uniforms are only part of the story in South Salt Lake. Congratulations and thank you to our very own South Salt Lake Police Department!

  • 2017-05-31

    Open Burning Rules

    Click here for information on open burning rules
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  • 2017-05-30

    Active Transportation Master Plan Now Ready

    This plan for safer, easier biking and walking across Salt Lake County is now complete
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    South Salt Lake City Mayor Cherie Wood joined Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams and other bike advocates to announce the completion of the regional Active Transportation Master Plan. This plan will help guide future development of comfortable and safe routes in the city and county. 

    This plan helps the city and the region seek more funding, partnership and pro-active projects, such as new striping during road construction, to build a bigger and better bike network. It will be used as South Salt Lake embarks on a Strategic Mobility Plan this year.

    Click here to see the Salt Lake County ATIP plan (SSL is on p. 17) and look below for South Salt Lake's Trails Master Plan. Mayor Cherie Wood's comments at the press conference are below the map.

     

    Mayor Cherie Wood's Comments at the Active Transportation Press Conference May 30, 2017.

    "South Salt Lake has always made the most of its location at the intersection of major transportation routes. Easy access to the whole valley has built our economy and attracted residents for decades. We keep adapting to new trends in mobility and are excited to be here today to promote the growing movement toward active transportation. We have a vision for a connected, prosperous and healthy city. You can see our vision “going vertical” as you look around today at the construction of a new grocery store and several apartment buildings in our upcoming downtown South Salt Lake.

    When I became mayor 7 years ago, we decided to adopt the city motto of “City on the Move” to reflect our assets and our attitudes. We are working at top speed to make change happen in our city today.

    We stand here today to celebrate progress. In the last five years, we have built Parley’s Trail and the S-Line Streetcar where we stand. We have built the first segment of a new Millcreek Trail along 3300 South and the first segment of a new Meadowbrook Trail close to 3700 South. We have added bike lanes that connect around the region, with the newest one going in on 2700 South this summer. We have improved pedestrian and bike connections to transit. And we have been building multi-modal new roads, like this street we stand on, to make it faster to get around our city.

    We also stand here today to look forward to a future with even better ways for people to move around the city. We look forward to using the County’s Active Transportation Plan as a roadmap for projects to come.

    One of the most remarkable parts of this success story is how many partners have helped make this possible. We work hand in hand with Salt Lake County, UDOT, Salt Lake City and we hope soon with the new Millcreek City to make the vital connections between us. Our thanks to Mayor Ben McAdams and his staff who share our vision of keeping South Salt Lake “On the Move.”

    Keep watching our City on the Move as we work to make State Street a truly great street again, and a place for people to bike, walk, shop and live. Keep watching our City on the Move as we continue building Millcreek Trail from the Jordan River to Millcreek City’s boundary. Keep watching as our Downtown grows into a true urban center, and each developer improves streetscape to make it friendly for bikes and pedestrians.

    Thank you for being here today.  Your support and enthusiasm for active transportation keep us on the move."

     

     

  • 2017-05-10

    Homeless Resource Center Update from Mayor Cherie Wood


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    Homeless Resource Center Update from Mayor Cherie Wood

    The phrase “It’s a marathon, not a sprint” comes to mind when thinking about the mitigation process for the Homeless Resource Center slated for our City.

    While it may appear that not much is happening from the outside, rest assured that there are dozens of dedicated members of my staff and others preparing for this event.  Here are some things to keep in mind:

    • We have time. The Resource Center is not slated to open until sometime in 2019.  The State and County have much work to do at the funding and organizational levels before a single shovel of dirt can be moved.
    • We have been promised funding. Both Mayor Ben McAdams and the State Legislature have made numerous commitments to mitigate against local impacts.  My public safety, transportation and economic development teams are meeting weekly and working very hard to accurately understand and prepare for potential impacts so we can demand the necessary funding that we deserve.
    • We now have a seat at the table. Shelter the Homeless is the non-profit organization slated to oversee the new homeless resource centers in Salt Lake County.  South Salt Lake has been promised a position on the board to ensure that we have a voice in all decision making.  This is a major victory.

    The first milestone in the process is this summer when we will present our funding needs to the State Legislature’s interim session.  Legislators will be collecting information to prepare for a funding decision during their 2018 session. 

    I will be meeting with neighborhood and other stakeholder groups in June and July to gather information for this process.  Please feel free to reach out to me at any time with questions or suggestions.  We are in this for the long haul and we will win the marathon.

  • 2017-05-01

    Homeless Shelter Update from Mayor Cherie Wood

    South Salt Lake Stands Together
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    South Salt Lake Stands Together

    "It's very clear that no city wanted this resource center. That's very obvious, but I want to commend South Salt Lake. You opposed it the right way. I want to commend you for your humanity, for your kindness. You are not just a light to the rest of the state, but to our country as well." – Lieutenant Governor, Spencer Cox. (April 10, 2017)

    As you all know by now, South Salt Lake was selected as the third site for a new homeless resource center. We are disappointed and frustrated but we will continue our efforts to improve quality of life for our residents and business owners.

    Thank you to South Salt Lake City Council, residents and business owners for standing together in the fight to keep the homeless resource center out of South Salt Lake. The selected site at 3380 S. 1000 West will be a challenge to for us to deal with going forward. But South Salt Lake leaders must switch gears and focus our attention on ensuring the facility will have the least possible impact on residents and businesses.

    My commitment to residents is that we will do everything we can to mitigate and keep our neighborhoods safe. We are also committed to not raising property taxes to subsidize the homeless resource center. My priorities will be:
    1. I will fight to make sure that appropriate funding is in place before construction begins.
    2. I will fight for safety and quality of life for our existing residents.
    3. I will work with our partners along the Jordan River to continue our rehabilitation efforts.
    4. I will hold Salt Lake County and the State of Utah to their word, and make sure South Salt Lake receives some of the services that everyone wants, like libraries, parks and new developments.

    Words cannot express how proud I am to be your Mayor, as I stood with you in the fight against the homeless resource center. I was touched by your commitment and love for our City. Like Lieutenant Governor Cox said, you opposed this process with humanity and kindness. I urge you all to stay involved because the process is not over and the need for your voices will continue.

    Stay informed by visiting http://www.southsaltlakecity.com/ or following us on Facebook and Twitter.

  • 2017-04-10

    Mayor Wood Speaks to Final Homeless Site Selection Committee


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    Mayor Cherie Wood addressed the final Homeless Site Selection Committee today, but was not asked to do so until after their final vote to place the facility in South Salt Lake. Her remarks are below:

    Mayor Wood’s Remarks to the Homeless Site Selection Committee April 10, 2017

    As Mayor of South Salt Lake – a city with the highest refugee population in the state and several facilities for homeless and struggling populations -- we understand the homeless crisis is an important issue that requires a compassionate solution.

    But this is our last plea -- to make sure you understand the irreversible impacts this homeless shelter could have in South Salt Lake. 

    On Friday, March 31, we were informed that Mayor McAdams had chosen the 3380 South 1000 West site as the preferred site for the shelter.  That evening nearly 200 South Salt Lake residents gathered for a neighborhood meeting to learn more about the issue and to provide input. Residents were kind and respectful.  They talked about the importance of looking out for each other.  But they were also united in their view that South Salt Lake is NOT the right place for this facility.

    I want to share with you some of their concerns:

    1. The proposed location at 3380 South 1000 West sits on the Jordan River Parkway trail – a trail used by moms with strollers, cyclists and kids every day.  It is home for six families who have lived there for decades.  And it is adjacent to our new Riverfront community that is essential to the neighborhood improvement we have been working towards for years. There is also a planned elementary school for the area, which we fear may be taken off the table. In terms of a resource for the homeless community, there are no nearby grocery stores or services, and it is approximately 48 minutes to downtown services via a bus ride and a transfer on TRAX.
    2. The site selection process was too rushed, and we feel, less than fair. Just one month ago, on March 10, we learned that two proposed homeless shelter sites were located in South Salt Lake. A week later, I attended a meeting to discuss the two sites and left with two new potential sites to address. A week later two new sites were proposed by Draper City, only to have them removed from the list due to resident outrage.  Developers and land-owners were being contacted before our city council and staff were notified. While there were several “open houses”, there was only one meeting where public comment was heard.  And a final open house was added at the last minute and changed location twice that day – with minimal public notice. New information seemed to come in every day – a sign to me that given the proper amount of time and attention, a more ideal site could be found.
    3. Finally, as one of the smallest cities in the County, we are already overburdened with regional and county services that our residents are forced to subsidize with our police and fire services, our public utilities and other city services.  These include: two county jails; two  juvenile detention centers; an 84-bed  facility for the chronically homeless; a regional sewer treatment plant; a solid waste transfer facility and many more.

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again.  South Salt Lake has all of the facilities that no one wants and none of the County facilities that everyone wants.  No county recreation center.  No nice new parks.  No new libraries.  It is simply not fair.

    South Salt Lake is working hard to improve our City.  We are leveraging transit investment to create mixed-use commercial and residential centers.  We have committed significant resources to neighborhood stabilization, housing opportunities and revitalization.  We have changed our land uses near the Jordan River to promote quality housing and excellent mixed-use neighborhoods.  And we have allocated resources and time to after-school programs that are seeing remarkable results.  We are not willing to hinder the success that we are finally seeing.

    Today, I speak for all South Salt Lake residents, businesses and partners to once again express to you that South Salt Lake is NOT the right choice for a homeless shelter.    We deserve more and the homeless deserve more.

    One final thought about my city. If there is a community that has the compassion and care needed to help solve tough issues, it is South Salt Lake. We are a city on the move and we will not be slowed down; we have worked too hard.

    Thank you for your time.

     

  • 2017-04-03

    VIDEO -Homeless Center Community Meeting

    Watch the video from the discussion with Mayor Wood and City Council
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    On Friday, March 31. 2017, Mayor Wood, City Council members and key city staff involved with the proposal to place a homeless resource center in South Salt Lake hosted a town hall meeting to discuss the impacts and concerns of such a facility.

    Watch the video here

    Read the meeting notes here

    Read SL Tribune article here

    A recommendation has been made to place the center at 3380 S 1000 West, in area close to single family homes, the Jordan River and the County Jail and Emergency Operations Center. 

  • 2017-03-31

    Homeless Resource Center - Press Conference

    Mayor Wood's remarks on the announcement of Homeless Resource Center in South Salt Lake
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    The announcement was made that the recommended site for the Homeless Resource is 3380 S 1000 West in South Salt Lake. 

    See press coverage here:

    http://kutv.com/news/local/mayor-mcadams-submits-location-recommendation-for-a-third-homeless-shelter-outside-of-slc

    Read Mayor Wood's remarks on this announcement at an 11 am press conference below. See video at this facebook live link:

    "Today, the community of South Salt Lake was dealt at terrible blow.  Salt Lake County has proposed 3380 South 1000 West as a site for a homeless resource center.  This is a location on the Jordan River Parkway trail – a trail used by moms with baby joggers, cyclists and kids every day.  It is home for single-family residents who have lived there for decades.  And it is adjacent to a new riverfront townhome project that is essential to the neighborhood stabilization that we have been working towards for years.  Developers have already told us they will pull out of these projects if a shelter is placed there. 

    We are angry.  And we will continue to be angry.  Our residents and businesses have stood shoulder to shoulder in this fight and we will continue to fight. We are not willing to hinder the progress that our City is making.

    So today, we prepare for the next phase of this battle.  There are still many options available to us and we are considering every one of them.  We will hold Mayor McAdams to his word that no ground will be broken in the near term.  That gives us time to address the critical issues that are important to our City.

    As you can see, South Salt Lake stands together.  Proudly and defiantly to say that we can no longer be the city that gets the government services – albeit needed services – that no one else wants.

    We will take a few questions and then we need to get to work."

  • 2017-03-30

    WE WILL NOT BE SILENT!


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    The Mayor and City Council understand the difficulty of selecting a site for the homeless shelter, but we become more and more discouraged by the process. We have said all along that with sufficient time, we could work with our neighboring cities and suggest sites that might work for all. We would have loved the opportunity that Draper had to first: choose a site they thought was suitable for a particular population; and second, to simply take it off the table. We stand with West Valley Mayor Bigelow in our demand that the County stop its painfully flawed homeless shelter site selection process immediately.

  • 2017-03-28

    UPDATE FROM MAYOR WOOD


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    There was an important announcement made today by Mayor McAdams and Salt Lake County in regards to the homeless shelter site. Two new potential locations have been identified in Draper City and they both look like credible options for the homeless shelter. While a final decision has not been made, this could be good news for the residents of South Salt Lake, West Valley City and the homeless community.
     
    I want you all to know that your voices are truly making a difference. I know that South Salt Lake residents and businesses are empathetic to the plight of the homeless, but we have felt targeted by the fast-moving decision-making process that didn’t give us any control.
     
    In addition, we have been working so hard to change the face of South Salt Lake and the proposed sites were in direct conflict with those plans. By attending the open houses, public meeting and fighting for our city, we may have changed the course of conversation on this issue.
     
    I appreciate Mayor Troy Walker and the City of Draper for coming forward with two potential sites. We have said all along that given the time and opportunity, any City could make a good recommendation for a homeless shelter site. We will continue to stay involved with this process and encourage you all to do the same until a final decision is made.
     
     
  • 2017-03-21

    HOMELESS SITE PRESS CONFERENCE


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    Mayor Cherie Wood and the City Council stood side by side at a press conference held prior to the Public Open House at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center last night. Mayor Wood stated:

    We have new information that emphasizes the fact that the homeless site selection process is less than fair, and less than transparent.

    In a meeting to discuss the two South Salt Lake homeless sites with Mayor McAdams yesterday, I was told that TWO MORE South Salt Lake sites are now on the table.  Our city knew nothing about these locations and our residents have not had the opportunity to learn about them through this process.

    To make matters worse, a developer contacted our City this morning and was told that one of the parcels was the “number one” site for the shelter.   His offer to buy the property was being turned down by the property owner who is eager to cut a deal with the County.  Other residents have been calling today to report County staffers taking pictures of the properties and knocking on their doors for information.

    What is the point of public meetings and a site evaluation committee if a site has been chosen behind closed doors??

    We are forced to vehemently oppose a homeless shelter in our small community for three reasons:

    As one of the smallest cities in the County, we are already overburdened with regional and county services that our residents are forced to subsidize.  These include:

    • Two county jails
    • Two  juvenile detention centers
    • An 88-bed  facility for the chronically  homeless
    • A  regional sewer treatment plant
    • A solid waste transfer facility

    South Salt Lake has all of the facilities that no one wants and none of the County facilities that everyone wants.  No county recreation center.  No nice new parks.  No new libraries.  It is simply not fair.

    What’s more, our revenue streams have been reduced. A significant portion of our sales tax was taken away by the state legislature.  By placing a homeless facility here, the state is further reducing our potential revenue streams. The facilities I just mentioned, do not pay property tax but require our services. Our residents will be forced to further subsidize these State and County facilities with nothing in return.

    Lastly, there is NO guarantee that this model for a homeless shelter will work.  We have no confidence that a new location will solve this problem.  As our West Valley neighbors have pointed out, the timeline is too rushed, the process not transparent enough and there is NO funding arrangement in place to offset the area impacts.

    We cannot fight the fight that a bigger city with five or 10 times the resources can fight.  We are a small city.  But we stand together - proudly and defiantly to say that we can no longer be the City that gets all of the unwanted government facilities.  We deserve more.  And we will fight to get more.

     

     

  • 2017-03-13

    Homeless Shelter Web Links


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    For more information and/or to sign a petition about the proposed Salt Lake County homeless shelter in South Salt Lake, visit:

    homelessfacilitysite.org

    stand-up-southsaltlake.com

  • 2017-03-12

    Letter from Mayor Wood re: Potential Homeless Sites


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    Dear South Salt Lake Residents and Friends,

    I am as dismayed as you are to hear that Salt Lake County was considering our South Salt Lake community as the future home of a 300-bed homeless shelter—all part of the plan to replace the Rio Grande neighborhood shelter in Salt Lake City. While we all know that there needs to be a compassionate and effective solution put into place for homeless individuals throughout the Salt Lake Valley, I am steadfast in the belief that South Salt Lake is not the best fit for a new shelter.

    Despite being the second smallest city in the county, we bear the social responsibility of several other residential resources for homeless residents—Grace Mary Manor, Christmas Box House and the Salt Lake County Homeless Youth Walk-In Center are all located within our boundaries.  In addition to providing these important resources within city boundaries, South Salt Lake is also the home to two Salt Lake County detention centers—Oxbow Jail and Metro Jail—and the Salt Lake County Division of Youth Services and the Juvenile Justice Center.

    We are proud to carry our fair share of the civic responsibility load, but it's important to note that none of the above sites are subject to property taxes, yet they do depend on our public services—and South Salt Lake already has a much smaller tax base than West Valley City, which is the only other city in the county to host proposed sites. To put it simply: South Salt Lake does not have the resources to support the wide range of services required for such a large shelter.

    Finally, and most importantly, I do not believe that these proposed sites are in the best interest of the South Salt Lake community. The proposed Main Street site is only a few blocks from an elementary school, a junior high school, Head Start and a South Salt Lake Community Center that hosts an after school program. While the proposed 3300 South site is located farther away from schools, I believe it is too far away from grocery stores, accessible transit, jobs, healthcare and other resources to be beneficial for residents of the shelter. It is, however, located two blocks from the County Metro Jail, making the possibility of an uptick of criminal activity very likely.

    I am eager to be included in any discussion with Salt Lake County Ben McAdams and others about the best way to serve Salt Lake County's homeless population—but I will never support a shelter in South Salt Lake for the reasons outlined above.  I want you to know that I have heard you, South Salt Lake, as you have called my office to express your feelings about this new shelter proposal and the now-abandoned Sugarhouse site.

    I need your help. Salt Lake County is accepting public input on these shelters, and it's essential that South Salt Lake residents stand up to be heard—and quickly, because the site will be picked by the end of this month. There is an Open House hosted by the county this Tuesday, and more to come. You can find out more information about the proposed sites, upcoming open houses and submit citizen feedback at this website:  https://www.homelessfacilitysite.org/

    South Salt Lake is a compassionate and kind community—but we know these proposed shelter sites do not serve either the homeless population or our South Salt Lake residents.

    I believe both deserve more. And I will fight for you.

    Mayor Cherie Wood

  • 2017-03-10

    Homeless resource site possible in SSL


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    Salt Lake County has selected two potential sites for a homeless services facility in South Salt Lake. For more details visit the following links:

    https://www.homelessfacilitysite.org/

    Deseret News announcement

    Public Comment Meetings will be held:

    EventLocationDateTime
    Open houseUtah State Capitol Campus, Senate Building, State Room (Cafeteria)Tuesday, March 146-8 p.m.
    Open houseUtah State Capitol Campus, Senate Building, State Room (Cafeteria)Saturday, March 183-5 p.m.
    Site Evaluation Committee Meeting (Public comment)Utah State Capitol Campus, Senate Building, Room 210Wednesday, March 226-8 p.m.
    Site Evaluation Committee Meeting (Deliberation)Utah State Capitol Campus, Senate Building, Room 210Tuesday, March 283-5 p.m.

    Site Evaluation Committee’s recommendation presented to the State Homelessness Coordinating Committee on March 30, 2017.

    Disclamer: Preliminary sites are subject to change based on due diligence conducted for each property.

  • 2017-02-16

    SSL Gateway Enhancements


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    Beginning on Monday, February 20th, 3300 South will have landscaping enhancements added to the roadway near the I-15 interchange, as well as an extension to the Mill Creek Trail. The landscape enhancements include the addition of shrubs, drip irrigation, and xeriscaping and will improve the aesthetics to the ramps and stops areas and will complement South Salt Lake City’s area vision for a more safe, clean and beautiful city.

    The project begins on February 20, 2017 and is expected to be completed by the end of May.

    Only the westbound lanes of 3300 South will be affected by construction.

    See this link for more project information.

    Contact us:

     Hotline: 1-855-899-2743

     E-mail: 3300slandscaping@utah.gov

  • 2017-02-03

    City Issues Joint Resolution on Refugees and Immigrants


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    Mayor Cherie Wood and the South Salt Lake City Council have issued the following joint resolution in response to President Trump's executive order on refugees and immigrants:

    Joint Resolution on Refugees and Immigrants

  • 2017-02-02

    Life On State Project

    Get involved and improve your neighborhood and street
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    Get involved and help shape the future of the State Street neighborhood. This project asks you to bring your ideas for improving living, working and travelling along State Street.

    Workshop results, polling results and a survey is available on www.lifeonstate.com

  • 2017-01-25

    2017 Recycling Calendar

    Recycling Calendar & List of Acceptable Items
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    The acceptable items (for recycling) have changed:
     
       Please Do Not Bag Recycling
     
       No Plastic Grocery Bags
     
       No Styrofoam
     
    Items
  • 2016-12-21

    Notice of Audit Completion

    Audit for Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2016 complete
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  • 2016-12-20

    2016 Financial Audit Report

    2016 Financial Audit Report
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    On December 14, 2016 the South Salt Lake City Council received the June 30, 2016 financial audit report.  The report can be viewed by clicking here

  • 2016-10-21

    Mayor Vetoes Ordinance 2016-23


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    On October 17, 2016, Mayor Cherie Wood vetoed South Salt Lake ordinance 2016-23. Her statement explaining her veto is below:
     
    1. Late in the morning of the City Council meeting on October 12, 2016, the City Administration and City Council members first received a draft ordinance relating to City hiring and employment practices. Then, the “day-of" ordinance was adopted by the City Council through the unusual process of a rules suspension.
     
    2. Of grave concern to me, a section of the ordinance (as drafted and adopted) violates State law. Specifically, subsection 2.60.100 E of the ordinance requires that appointed employees, who are subordinate to the mayor, publicly disclose personal information. That disclosure requirement violates Utah Code 10-3b-203 (1) (c) which prohibits city councils from publicly or privately giving orders to a subordinate of the mayor. I will not accept or follow illegal ordinances adopted by our City Council. I am also concerned about the privacy of the City's employees. Furthermore, the City Attorney advises me that such disclosure may violate an employee’s or an employee’s spouse’s right of privacy.
     
    3. Next, section 2.60.100 E of the "day-of" ordinance directly conflicts with other provisions of the ordinance. Section E requires disclosure of personal relationships whenever any relative becomes employed by the city. This requirement is in direct conflict with section C, which appears to forbid the hiring of relatives of city officers.
     
    4. Then, the ordinance includes in its scope of affected “city officers” those volunteers (citizens and business leaders) who serve on our boards, committees, and commissions. The City regularly welcomes and includes residents and community stakeholders to participate on City committees, boards, and commissions. The City Council has now required these non-employee volunteers to report and disclose to the City Recorder any relative who works for the City or who “becomes employed by the City.” I anticipate significant resistance from citizens and business owners (who serve on our boards and commissions) when they are asked to disclose the names of their “relatives,” as defined by the City Council.
     
    5. Lastly, the ordinance is unclear regarding which classes of employment are affected by the new prohibition. The City hires seasonal, temporary, part-time, and full-time employees.
     
    6. Frankly, the rushed nature of the ordinance, the illegal nature of at least one section of the ordinance, and the ordinance’s lack of sophistication cause me to veto it.
  • 2016-09-06

    Officer Involved Critical Incident Interlocal Agreement


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    Utah code sets forth requirements for the investigation of officer involved critical indents (OICI). That interlocal agreement/protocol can be found here.

  • 2016-08-29

    Do you know what you can recycle?


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    Do you know which items you can recycle and which you can't? Click here to find out!

  • 2016-08-09

    Parks Planning

    New Master Plans Available
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    Click on the links below to see plans for our parks:

    Fitts Park 3050 S 500 E

    Lions Park 311 E Robert Ave

    Lincoln Park 2680 S Lincoln Park Drive

    Millcreek Trailhead Park 3116 S 500 E

    Gateway Garden 2230 S 500 E

    McCall Park 3702 S McCall Street

     

    Contact Sharen Hauri with Questions:

    801-464-6771 or shauri@sslc.com 

  • 2016-08-08

    JUSTICE COURT JUDGE SELECTION MEETING PLANNED

    August 31, 2016 8:15 a.m. Midvale City Offices
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    Midvale, UT — The Salt Lake County Judicial Nominating Commission has scheduled a meeting on Aug. 31, 2016, to select candidates for vacancies in South Salt Lake, South Jordan, and Midvale City Justice Courts to replace Judge Catherine M. Johnson, Judge Clinton Balmforth and Judge Ronald C. Wolthuis, who will retire effective Jan. 1, 2017. The commission will begin the meeting at 8:15 a.m. at the Midvale City Offices, 7505 South Holden Street, Midvale City.
     
    The early portion of the meeting is scheduled for public comment about issues facing the Utah judiciary and refinements or improvements to the system. Public comments will be accepted from 8:15 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. Following the public hearing, the meeting is closed to allow commission members to select a slate of three to five candidates for the vacancy. 
     
    Individuals interested in appearing before the commission during the public comment portion of the meeting should contact Melisse Stiglich at (801) 578-3844 to request an appointment. Information on the Justice Court Nominating Commission members is available at www.utcourts.gov.
     
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    Click Here to view the official News Release
  • 2016-06-23

    Budget 2016-2017

    On June 22,2016 the City Council adopted the fiscal year 2017 budget. The budget can be reviewed by clicking below
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    On June 22,2016 the City Council adopted the fiscal year 2017 budget. The budget can be reviewed by clicking below

    2016/2017 Budget

  • 2016-06-22

    Metro Fire Testing Consortium

    MFTC's written and physical ability test, taken to be considered for volunteer, part-time employment or full time employment
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    Key Dates:

    Registration deadline               August 26, 2016 11:59 p.m.

    Refund deadline                      August 26, 2016 11:59 p.m.

    Written Test                           September 10,2016 8:00 a.m.

    Notificaiton of Eligibility for PAT  September 16, 2016 5:00 p.m. (on or before)

    Physical Ability Test                  October 1, 2016, time as assigned

    For more information visit our employment page here

  • 2016-04-22

    SSL 2016 Recreation Survey

    Tell us what you want!
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    We want to here from you, please take our online survey

    For a printed survey visit:

    SSL Recreation Department

    Columbus Library

    Columbus Senior Center

    2531 South 400 East

  • 2016-01-07

    2015-2016 Adopted Budget


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    Did you know it takes close to six months to set the City’s budget each year? It is the biggest task our elected officials face, and takes more of their time and attention than any other issue. It takes many meetings to propose important projects and programs, to review and prioritize, and to publicly discuss the final numbers. This process starts in January, shortly after new Council members start and ends when budget is adopted, by law before June 22nd. We are now budgeting for the 2016-17 fiscal year. The current 2015-16 budget can be found here

  • 2016-01-05

    RECENT WATER NOTICES FROM THE STATE OF UTAH TO PROPERTY OWNERS


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    NOTICE ABOUT RECENT WATER NOTICES FROM THE STATE OF UTAH TO PROPERTY OWNERS

    Recently, property owners in the Nibley Park area of the City of South Salt Lake received a Notice in the mail from the State of Utah, Department of Natural Resources, Division of Water Rights.  The Notice was signed by Kent L. Jones who is the State Engineer of Utah and administers all water in Utah with the help of his staff at the Division of Water Rights.  This Notice is part of a very longstanding and ongoing court proceeding to determine the ownership of all water rights in the Utah Lake and Jordan River Drainage.

    Only those few property owners who hold a water right, e.g. the right to divert (take water), and put it to beneficial use, need respond to the Notice.  In Utah, as in most western states, individuals, entities and governments can hold the right to use water. These rights were obtained by use prior to the year 1903 and issued by the State since then.

    For example the City of South Salt Lake holds a number of water rights through which is serves culinary water to residents and businesses. Typically, a holder of a water right will have a well or other means to divert water from the natural system, e.g. the underground aquifer, streams, and springs. The State Engineer has done a hydrographic survey of the Harmony Park area to determine water rights in that area.  This survey is available from the Division of Water Rights. Most properties property owners in the City of South Salt Lake do not have a water right, but receive their water from the City or another water provider. 

    Also, water rights are held by mutual irrigation companies which issue shares of stock to their shareholders.  If you have a share of stock in an irrigation company, you do not need to respond to the Notice, but you should notify your company so it, as the holder of a water right, can respond.

    If you have a well, or otherwise believe that you have a right to divert and use water, you do need to respond to the Notice by filling out the STATEMENT OF WATER USERS CLAIM attached to the Notice and filing it with the State Engineer or the Third District Court.  Additional information can be found about water rights, including a data base of water rights searchable by number or owner and the hydrographic survey mentioned above, by visiting the web site of the Division of Water Rights at www.waterrights.utah.gov  Also, the Division of Water Rights has a Public Assistance Section that can be reached at 801-538-7240. Its offices are located at 1594 West Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah. Finally, you may need to retain the services of a competent engineer or attorney to assist you through this legal and technical process. 

  • 2015-11-18

    WINCO IS COMING!


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    We are excited to be able to finally announce that Winco is coming to South Salt Lake! They will be in our new downtown area near 2150 S. State. Opening projected for Thanksgiving 2016. More details coming soon!

  • 2015-09-15

    Read the Parks Master Plan

    The South Salt Lake City Council has adopted a Parks, Open Space, Trails and Community Facilities Master Plan.
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    The South Salt Lake City Council has adopted a Parks, Open Space, Trails and Community Facilities Master Plan. The final plan can be found below:

    Parks, Open Space, Trails and Community Facilities Master Plan

  • 2015-03-30

    SSL Neighborhood Leadership

    Join us for tours and activities, stay up to date with SSL calendar of events, access information and data about South Salt Lake City, get to know South Salt Lake government and department leaders.
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    Visit us online at sslneighbors.com

  • 2017-11-09

    2017 Election Results -updated Thurs. Nov. 9

    ELECTION RESULTS
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  • 2017-11-09

    WinCo Foods Opens in SSL

    2193 South Main Street
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    Winco is now open! Today's ceremonial flag raising celebrated Winco's 50th anniversary, 118th store, and the nearly 150 new employees in the store. 

    Visit the new Downtown South Salt Lake to see what is shaping up!

    WinCo

  • 2017-11-07

    Leaf Bags for Free Leaf Pickup

    Available at Public Works
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    SSL residents can pick up leaf bags from Public Works located at 195 W Oakland Ave. Please bring proof of residency.

    Leaf bags are collected curbside from residences through the end of the month.

  • 2017-10-28

    Pavilions are now closed for the Season

    Pavilion Season Closes
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    Our Fitts Park pavilions are now closed for the season. Please check back on April 1st, 2018 to rent them for the new season. 

  • 2017-10-24

    Columbus Center celebrates 100 years


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    birthday photo

    The community turned out to celebrate 100 years at the heart of the South Salt Lake community. Thank you to all who attended!

    The Doug Wright Show features the Columbus Center (at minute 9:30) 

    A Short History of the Columbus Center

    The ColumbusSchool was originally constructed in 1916 using the design of C.S. McDonald.  McDonald also designed the Forest Dale Golf Course Clubhouse.  The design features the Spanish Colonial Revival Style which is rare in the SaltLake area.  The 21,000 square foot school was originally going to be named the ForestDaleSchool.  Sometime between design phase and final completion the name of the school changed to Columbus.

    In 1954 a 8,500 square foot addition was made to the building.  The addition included a new gymnasium/cafeteria, restrooms and administrative offices.  The school remained in operation for another twenty years.  Due to declining enrollment the elementary school was closed in the early 1970's.  Soon afterward a program for disabled students was created at that site.  During that time an 11,000 square foot addition was completed.  The addition included offices and a shop area to accommodate the disability program.

    Due to the high costs of conforming to new ADA standards, the disability program was moved from the Columbus facility in 1990.  In 1995 the City of South Salt Lake purchased the ColumbusSchool from the Salt Lake CitySchool District.  At that time, the Mayor and City Council, with input from residents, determined that the facility would be used for a variety of uses.  Some of these uses include:  recreation center, civic auditorium, community center and a senior citizen center.  City leaders also envisioned a library branch to be located within the facility in the future.

    The City determined that a phased approach to the facility's renovation would be required.  In 1997, Cooper/Roberts Architects was selected to design the Columbus renovation.  Cooper/Roberts was selected because of that firm's expertise and experience in restoring older buildings.  Renovation began on the senior center in 1997 with completion reached in 1998.  Work began on the auditorium/west parking area in 1999 with completion in 2000. 

    The recreation center was completed in late 2000.  The final phase, community center/library, is to be completed in spring of 2002.

    The Columbus Center has the most welcoming place in the city for the last center. People of all abilities, young and old, and from every nation and culture have made this a second home over the last century. In 2017 a walk inside reveals people from every walk of life at the library, the senior center, the auditorium and gymnasium and in afterschool programs at the Commonwealth Performing Arts Center. It is used for Halloween Spooktacular, Breakfast with Santa, the mayor’s State of the City address, Chamber of Commerce luncheons and many other community events.

    The city has another opportunity to continue improving Columbus by purchasing the home to the north from long-time owner Mabel Todd. Plans are in the works for an expanded courtyard, a playground and sport court, and we will continue grassy field for sports programs and events. Plans for the expanded park space are completed and funding is being sought to make this next phase a reality.

  • 2017-10-24

    Take a video tour of Parley's Trail


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    Parley's Trail is now open from Parley's Canyon to 900 West! Take a video tour or get out and experience it by bike or on foot.

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  • 2017-09-30

    A Successful United Way Day of Caring!


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    Thank you Day of Caring volunteers and company sponsors!

    Good for Utah story

  • 2017-09-20

    2017 Neighborhood Resource Guide for South Salt Lake

    Find the services you need from the city and its partners
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    2017 SSL Community Resource Guide

    Find the information you need on local services for yourself, your family, friends and neighbors. The guide has South Salt Lake info for:

    Animal Services

    City Government/Services

    Community Support/Engagement

    Education & Tutoring Services

    Employment/Job Training

    Family Housing, Shelter & Basic Needs

    Legal Information/Consultation

    Medical & Health Care & Assistance

    Safety

    Transportation

     

  • 2017-08-25

    AMBER ALERT TEST


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    Department of Public Safety

    KEITH D. SQUIRES

    Commissioner 

    GARY R. HERBERT

             Governor

    SPENCER J. COX

           Lt. Governor  

     

     

    For Immediate Release

     

    Contacts:

    Gina McNeil

    Utah Bureau of Criminal Identification

    Amber Alert Coordinator

    Phone: 801-281-5075

     

    TEST SET FOR UTAH’S AMBER ALERT PLAN

    Utah’s AMBER Alert Plan will be tested on August 26, 2017, Utah Rachael Runyan and Exploited Children’s Day. The AMBER Alert is tested twice a year. August 26th and January 13th.   This will be the 30th test of the Utah AMBER Alert Plan.

     “We need as many people as possible to get involved each time the AMBER Alert is activated,” says Utah Department of Public Safety Commissioner Keith Squires. “We at DPS are committed to the Amber Alert program and grateful for the dedicated work that program coordinator Gina McNeil puts forth to insure these children are found safely and brought home to their families”. The exact time of the test is not given but radio stations should make an announcement when the test is initiated. TV stations are asked to announce and/or run a crawl about the test at the top of the screen. All media outlets are encouraged to post the tests on their web sites.

    Utah has issued 46 AMBER Alerts since the plan was started on April 2, 2002.  

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  • 2017-08-02

    Fingerprinting now available at Justice Court

    Tuesdays from 8:00 a.m. to Noon
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    The Justice Court is now providing fingerprinting services for the general public.  Walk ins  appointments for this service are available on Tuesdays from 8:00 a.m. to Noon.  

    There is a $10.00 fee for the printing services which includes up to two fingerprint cards.  Other charges may apply for additonal cards or submissions. Payments must be made to the Finance Department on the 2nd Floor of City Hall before services will be provided.

    We look forward to serving the community of South Salt Lake.

    Any questions can be answered by calling the Justice Court at 801-483-6072.

  • 2017-07-26

    West Nile Virus Detected In Multiple Salt Lake County Mosquito Pools


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    Health officials urge residents to take precautions to avoid illness

    (Salt Lake County) – The Salt Lake County Health Department (SLCoHD) has confirmed that West Nile virus (WNV) has been detected in multiple mosquito pools* within Salt Lake County boundaries. Public health officials are urging residents to take precautionary measures to avoid exposure to the virus.

    Local Mosquito Abatement Districts (MADs) have been trapping and collecting mosquito samples at numerous locations throughout Salt Lake County. “We currently do not have any confirmed human cases of West Nile virus reported in Salt Lake County, but this is a good reminder that it is now especially important that residents protect themselves from mosquito bites, particularly in the hours from dusk to dawn,” explained Ilene Risk, SLCoHD epidemiology bureau manager.

    Although only some mosquitoes carry WNV, it is important to minimize your exposure during mosquito season:

    • Use an EPA-registered mosquito repellent with DEET, permethrin, picaridin, IR3535 or oil of lemon eucalyptus; follow package directions about application.
    • Drain standing water in yards (old tires, potted plant trays, pet dishes, toys, buckets, etc.).
    • Wear long sleeves and pants after dusk.
    • Keep roof gutters clear of debris.
    • Clean swimming pools often or drain them.  Clean and stock garden ponds with mosquito-eating fish or mosquito dunks.
    • Make sure doors and window screens are in good condition so that mosquitoes cannot get indoors.
    • Keep weeds and tall grass cut short; adult mosquitoes look for these shady places to rest during the hot daylight hours.

    WNV can cause mild to severe illness and many people may not even know they have been infected. It is estimated that less than 1% of people infected with WNV will develop severe infection, which can result in debilitating long-term complications or death. Symptoms of WNV appear within 3 to 14 days and include fever, headache and body aches. Severe infections may include high fever, neck stiffness, disorientation, coma, tremors and convulsions.
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    "Mosquito pool" is the term used for a group of mosquitoes caught and tested out of a single trap.

  • 2017-07-12

    Construction at Central Park

    New Restroom Coming Soon
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    Construction has started on a new park restroom in Central Park, between the playground and basketball courts. It will be completed by fall 2017. Please stay safe and stay out of the construction zone. 

    This project is being funded by the City of South Salt Lake and with federal Community Development Block Grants. 

    If you have questions about the project, contact Sharen Hauri at 801.464.6771 or shauri@sslc.com.

  • 2017-06-10

    Fiscal Year 2018 Adopted Budget

    On June 14, 2017 the South Salt Lake City Council adopted the fiscal year 2018 budget.
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    On June 14, 2017 the South Salt Lake City Council adopted the fiscal year 2018 budget.  The public can review the budget by clicking here.

    Fiscal Year 2018 Adopted Budget

  • 2017-06-05

    Award goes to Streetcar Neighborhood in South Salt Lake


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    South Salt Lake was honored with a "Your Utah, Your Future" award by Governor Gary Herbert in a ceremony on May 31st at the State Capitol.

    The city was recognized for the East Streetcar plan, which promotes the priniciples of Envision Utah by building attractive, lively and safe environments. This supports a future in Utah that is safe, secure and resilient, prosperous, neighborly, fair, caring, healthy, beautiful and clean.

    The Salt Lake Tribune reported on the accolade here:

    These 8 Utah places and programs are living in the future

     

     

     

     

  • 2017-06-02

    SSL Police - Best Dressed Police Department and MORE


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    The South Salt Lake Police Department was recently named the “Best Dressed Police Department” by the National Uniform Association. But what really makes them stand out is more than their natural good looks and fashion sense. South Salt Lake Police Department’s innovative community policing model reduces crime and provides authentic connections between residents and officers.

    Here’s what makes South Salt Lake Police different:
    • A Police Athletic League to connect with at-risk youth through boxing, baseball, and after-school mentoring
    • Officers carry age-appropriate books in their car for children they encounter on calls
    • They provide daily patrol services for residents who are out of town and request the service
    • They monitor each of the city’s parks with a program called Safe Parks
    • Officers host a monthly Coffee with a Cop event to meet members of the community
    • A monthly Business Watch meeting with local business owners
    • Free bowling with a cop for kids ages 8-18 once per month
    • Our Police Department manages the State’s largest daily fluctuation in population (the number of people they serve nearly triples during business hours due to the large infux of commuters and others passing through the city)

    Here are the results from their efforts:
    • 2010-2016, overall crime in South Salt Lake is down 32%
    • 2010-2016, between the hours of 3-6 p.m. youth crime is down 64%
    • 8th grade youth at-risk for gang involvement has decreased from 25.6% (2009) to 7.2% (2015)
    • More than 2,558 youth served in afterschool programs last year (as a result, high school graduation rates climbed from 48% to 64%)

    As you can see, sharp looking uniforms are only part of the story in South Salt Lake. Congratulations and thank you to our very own South Salt Lake Police Department!

  • 2017-05-31

    Open Burning Rules

    Click here for information on open burning rules
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  • 2017-05-30

    Active Transportation Master Plan Now Ready

    This plan for safer, easier biking and walking across Salt Lake County is now complete
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    South Salt Lake City Mayor Cherie Wood joined Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams and other bike advocates to announce the completion of the regional Active Transportation Master Plan. This plan will help guide future development of comfortable and safe routes in the city and county. 

    This plan helps the city and the region seek more funding, partnership and pro-active projects, such as new striping during road construction, to build a bigger and better bike network. It will be used as South Salt Lake embarks on a Strategic Mobility Plan this year.

    Click here to see the Salt Lake County ATIP plan (SSL is on p. 17) and look below for South Salt Lake's Trails Master Plan. Mayor Cherie Wood's comments at the press conference are below the map.

     

    Mayor Cherie Wood's Comments at the Active Transportation Press Conference May 30, 2017.

    "South Salt Lake has always made the most of its location at the intersection of major transportation routes. Easy access to the whole valley has built our economy and attracted residents for decades. We keep adapting to new trends in mobility and are excited to be here today to promote the growing movement toward active transportation. We have a vision for a connected, prosperous and healthy city. You can see our vision “going vertical” as you look around today at the construction of a new grocery store and several apartment buildings in our upcoming downtown South Salt Lake.

    When I became mayor 7 years ago, we decided to adopt the city motto of “City on the Move” to reflect our assets and our attitudes. We are working at top speed to make change happen in our city today.

    We stand here today to celebrate progress. In the last five years, we have built Parley’s Trail and the S-Line Streetcar where we stand. We have built the first segment of a new Millcreek Trail along 3300 South and the first segment of a new Meadowbrook Trail close to 3700 South. We have added bike lanes that connect around the region, with the newest one going in on 2700 South this summer. We have improved pedestrian and bike connections to transit. And we have been building multi-modal new roads, like this street we stand on, to make it faster to get around our city.

    We also stand here today to look forward to a future with even better ways for people to move around the city. We look forward to using the County’s Active Transportation Plan as a roadmap for projects to come.

    One of the most remarkable parts of this success story is how many partners have helped make this possible. We work hand in hand with Salt Lake County, UDOT, Salt Lake City and we hope soon with the new Millcreek City to make the vital connections between us. Our thanks to Mayor Ben McAdams and his staff who share our vision of keeping South Salt Lake “On the Move.”

    Keep watching our City on the Move as we work to make State Street a truly great street again, and a place for people to bike, walk, shop and live. Keep watching our City on the Move as we continue building Millcreek Trail from the Jordan River to Millcreek City’s boundary. Keep watching as our Downtown grows into a true urban center, and each developer improves streetscape to make it friendly for bikes and pedestrians.

    Thank you for being here today.  Your support and enthusiasm for active transportation keep us on the move."

     

     

  • 2017-05-10

    Homeless Resource Center Update from Mayor Cherie Wood


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    Homeless Resource Center Update from Mayor Cherie Wood

    The phrase “It’s a marathon, not a sprint” comes to mind when thinking about the mitigation process for the Homeless Resource Center slated for our City.

    While it may appear that not much is happening from the outside, rest assured that there are dozens of dedicated members of my staff and others preparing for this event.  Here are some things to keep in mind:

    • We have time. The Resource Center is not slated to open until sometime in 2019.  The State and County have much work to do at the funding and organizational levels before a single shovel of dirt can be moved.
    • We have been promised funding. Both Mayor Ben McAdams and the State Legislature have made numerous commitments to mitigate against local impacts.  My public safety, transportation and economic development teams are meeting weekly and working very hard to accurately understand and prepare for potential impacts so we can demand the necessary funding that we deserve.
    • We now have a seat at the table. Shelter the Homeless is the non-profit organization slated to oversee the new homeless resource centers in Salt Lake County.  South Salt Lake has been promised a position on the board to ensure that we have a voice in all decision making.  This is a major victory.

    The first milestone in the process is this summer when we will present our funding needs to the State Legislature’s interim session.  Legislators will be collecting information to prepare for a funding decision during their 2018 session. 

    I will be meeting with neighborhood and other stakeholder groups in June and July to gather information for this process.  Please feel free to reach out to me at any time with questions or suggestions.  We are in this for the long haul and we will win the marathon.

  • 2017-05-01

    Homeless Shelter Update from Mayor Cherie Wood

    South Salt Lake Stands Together
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    South Salt Lake Stands Together

    "It's very clear that no city wanted this resource center. That's very obvious, but I want to commend South Salt Lake. You opposed it the right way. I want to commend you for your humanity, for your kindness. You are not just a light to the rest of the state, but to our country as well." – Lieutenant Governor, Spencer Cox. (April 10, 2017)

    As you all know by now, South Salt Lake was selected as the third site for a new homeless resource center. We are disappointed and frustrated but we will continue our efforts to improve quality of life for our residents and business owners.

    Thank you to South Salt Lake City Council, residents and business owners for standing together in the fight to keep the homeless resource center out of South Salt Lake. The selected site at 3380 S. 1000 West will be a challenge to for us to deal with going forward. But South Salt Lake leaders must switch gears and focus our attention on ensuring the facility will have the least possible impact on residents and businesses.

    My commitment to residents is that we will do everything we can to mitigate and keep our neighborhoods safe. We are also committed to not raising property taxes to subsidize the homeless resource center. My priorities will be:
    1. I will fight to make sure that appropriate funding is in place before construction begins.
    2. I will fight for safety and quality of life for our existing residents.
    3. I will work with our partners along the Jordan River to continue our rehabilitation efforts.
    4. I will hold Salt Lake County and the State of Utah to their word, and make sure South Salt Lake receives some of the services that everyone wants, like libraries, parks and new developments.

    Words cannot express how proud I am to be your Mayor, as I stood with you in the fight against the homeless resource center. I was touched by your commitment and love for our City. Like Lieutenant Governor Cox said, you opposed this process with humanity and kindness. I urge you all to stay involved because the process is not over and the need for your voices will continue.

    Stay informed by visiting http://www.southsaltlakecity.com/ or following us on Facebook and Twitter.

  • 2017-04-10

    Mayor Wood Speaks to Final Homeless Site Selection Committee


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    Mayor Cherie Wood addressed the final Homeless Site Selection Committee today, but was not asked to do so until after their final vote to place the facility in South Salt Lake. Her remarks are below:

    Mayor Wood’s Remarks to the Homeless Site Selection Committee April 10, 2017

    As Mayor of South Salt Lake – a city with the highest refugee population in the state and several facilities for homeless and struggling populations -- we understand the homeless crisis is an important issue that requires a compassionate solution.

    But this is our last plea -- to make sure you understand the irreversible impacts this homeless shelter could have in South Salt Lake. 

    On Friday, March 31, we were informed that Mayor McAdams had chosen the 3380 South 1000 West site as the preferred site for the shelter.  That evening nearly 200 South Salt Lake residents gathered for a neighborhood meeting to learn more about the issue and to provide input. Residents were kind and respectful.  They talked about the importance of looking out for each other.  But they were also united in their view that South Salt Lake is NOT the right place for this facility.

    I want to share with you some of their concerns:

    1. The proposed location at 3380 South 1000 West sits on the Jordan River Parkway trail – a trail used by moms with strollers, cyclists and kids every day.  It is home for six families who have lived there for decades.  And it is adjacent to our new Riverfront community that is essential to the neighborhood improvement we have been working towards for years. There is also a planned elementary school for the area, which we fear may be taken off the table. In terms of a resource for the homeless community, there are no nearby grocery stores or services, and it is approximately 48 minutes to downtown services via a bus ride and a transfer on TRAX.
    2. The site selection process was too rushed, and we feel, less than fair. Just one month ago, on March 10, we learned that two proposed homeless shelter sites were located in South Salt Lake. A week later, I attended a meeting to discuss the two sites and left with two new potential sites to address. A week later two new sites were proposed by Draper City, only to have them removed from the list due to resident outrage.  Developers and land-owners were being contacted before our city council and staff were notified. While there were several “open houses”, there was only one meeting where public comment was heard.  And a final open house was added at the last minute and changed location twice that day – with minimal public notice. New information seemed to come in every day – a sign to me that given the proper amount of time and attention, a more ideal site could be found.
    3. Finally, as one of the smallest cities in the County, we are already overburdened with regional and county services that our residents are forced to subsidize with our police and fire services, our public utilities and other city services.  These include: two county jails; two  juvenile detention centers; an 84-bed  facility for the chronically homeless; a regional sewer treatment plant; a solid waste transfer facility and many more.

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again.  South Salt Lake has all of the facilities that no one wants and none of the County facilities that everyone wants.  No county recreation center.  No nice new parks.  No new libraries.  It is simply not fair.

    South Salt Lake is working hard to improve our City.  We are leveraging transit investment to create mixed-use commercial and residential centers.  We have committed significant resources to neighborhood stabilization, housing opportunities and revitalization.  We have changed our land uses near the Jordan River to promote quality housing and excellent mixed-use neighborhoods.  And we have allocated resources and time to after-school programs that are seeing remarkable results.  We are not willing to hinder the success that we are finally seeing.

    Today, I speak for all South Salt Lake residents, businesses and partners to once again express to you that South Salt Lake is NOT the right choice for a homeless shelter.    We deserve more and the homeless deserve more.

    One final thought about my city. If there is a community that has the compassion and care needed to help solve tough issues, it is South Salt Lake. We are a city on the move and we will not be slowed down; we have worked too hard.

    Thank you for your time.

     

  • 2017-04-03

    VIDEO -Homeless Center Community Meeting

    Watch the video from the discussion with Mayor Wood and City Council
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    On Friday, March 31. 2017, Mayor Wood, City Council members and key city staff involved with the proposal to place a homeless resource center in South Salt Lake hosted a town hall meeting to discuss the impacts and concerns of such a facility.

    Watch the video here

    Read the meeting notes here

    Read SL Tribune article here

    A recommendation has been made to place the center at 3380 S 1000 West, in area close to single family homes, the Jordan River and the County Jail and Emergency Operations Center. 

  • 2017-03-31

    Homeless Resource Center - Press Conference

    Mayor Wood's remarks on the announcement of Homeless Resource Center in South Salt Lake
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    The announcement was made that the recommended site for the Homeless Resource is 3380 S 1000 West in South Salt Lake. 

    See press coverage here:

    http://kutv.com/news/local/mayor-mcadams-submits-location-recommendation-for-a-third-homeless-shelter-outside-of-slc

    Read Mayor Wood's remarks on this announcement at an 11 am press conference below. See video at this facebook live link:

    "Today, the community of South Salt Lake was dealt at terrible blow.  Salt Lake County has proposed 3380 South 1000 West as a site for a homeless resource center.  This is a location on the Jordan River Parkway trail – a trail used by moms with baby joggers, cyclists and kids every day.  It is home for single-family residents who have lived there for decades.  And it is adjacent to a new riverfront townhome project that is essential to the neighborhood stabilization that we have been working towards for years.  Developers have already told us they will pull out of these projects if a shelter is placed there. 

    We are angry.  And we will continue to be angry.  Our residents and businesses have stood shoulder to shoulder in this fight and we will continue to fight. We are not willing to hinder the progress that our City is making.

    So today, we prepare for the next phase of this battle.  There are still many options available to us and we are considering every one of them.  We will hold Mayor McAdams to his word that no ground will be broken in the near term.  That gives us time to address the critical issues that are important to our City.

    As you can see, South Salt Lake stands together.  Proudly and defiantly to say that we can no longer be the city that gets the government services – albeit needed services – that no one else wants.

    We will take a few questions and then we need to get to work."

  • 2017-03-30

    WE WILL NOT BE SILENT!


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    The Mayor and City Council understand the difficulty of selecting a site for the homeless shelter, but we become more and more discouraged by the process. We have said all along that with sufficient time, we could work with our neighboring cities and suggest sites that might work for all. We would have loved the opportunity that Draper had to first: choose a site they thought was suitable for a particular population; and second, to simply take it off the table. We stand with West Valley Mayor Bigelow in our demand that the County stop its painfully flawed homeless shelter site selection process immediately.

  • 2017-03-28

    UPDATE FROM MAYOR WOOD


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    There was an important announcement made today by Mayor McAdams and Salt Lake County in regards to the homeless shelter site. Two new potential locations have been identified in Draper City and they both look like credible options for the homeless shelter. While a final decision has not been made, this could be good news for the residents of South Salt Lake, West Valley City and the homeless community.
     
    I want you all to know that your voices are truly making a difference. I know that South Salt Lake residents and businesses are empathetic to the plight of the homeless, but we have felt targeted by the fast-moving decision-making process that didn’t give us any control.
     
    In addition, we have been working so hard to change the face of South Salt Lake and the proposed sites were in direct conflict with those plans. By attending the open houses, public meeting and fighting for our city, we may have changed the course of conversation on this issue.
     
    I appreciate Mayor Troy Walker and the City of Draper for coming forward with two potential sites. We have said all along that given the time and opportunity, any City could make a good recommendation for a homeless shelter site. We will continue to stay involved with this process and encourage you all to do the same until a final decision is made.
     
     
  • 2017-03-21

    HOMELESS SITE PRESS CONFERENCE


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    Mayor Cherie Wood and the City Council stood side by side at a press conference held prior to the Public Open House at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center last night. Mayor Wood stated:

    We have new information that emphasizes the fact that the homeless site selection process is less than fair, and less than transparent.

    In a meeting to discuss the two South Salt Lake homeless sites with Mayor McAdams yesterday, I was told that TWO MORE South Salt Lake sites are now on the table.  Our city knew nothing about these locations and our residents have not had the opportunity to learn about them through this process.

    To make matters worse, a developer contacted our City this morning and was told that one of the parcels was the “number one” site for the shelter.   His offer to buy the property was being turned down by the property owner who is eager to cut a deal with the County.  Other residents have been calling today to report County staffers taking pictures of the properties and knocking on their doors for information.

    What is the point of public meetings and a site evaluation committee if a site has been chosen behind closed doors??

    We are forced to vehemently oppose a homeless shelter in our small community for three reasons:

    As one of the smallest cities in the County, we are already overburdened with regional and county services that our residents are forced to subsidize.  These include:

    • Two county jails
    • Two  juvenile detention centers
    • An 88-bed  facility for the chronically  homeless
    • A  regional sewer treatment plant
    • A solid waste transfer facility

    South Salt Lake has all of the facilities that no one wants and none of the County facilities that everyone wants.  No county recreation center.  No nice new parks.  No new libraries.  It is simply not fair.

    What’s more, our revenue streams have been reduced. A significant portion of our sales tax was taken away by the state legislature.  By placing a homeless facility here, the state is further reducing our potential revenue streams. The facilities I just mentioned, do not pay property tax but require our services. Our residents will be forced to further subsidize these State and County facilities with nothing in return.

    Lastly, there is NO guarantee that this model for a homeless shelter will work.  We have no confidence that a new location will solve this problem.  As our West Valley neighbors have pointed out, the timeline is too rushed, the process not transparent enough and there is NO funding arrangement in place to offset the area impacts.

    We cannot fight the fight that a bigger city with five or 10 times the resources can fight.  We are a small city.  But we stand together - proudly and defiantly to say that we can no longer be the City that gets all of the unwanted government facilities.  We deserve more.  And we will fight to get more.

     

     

  • 2017-03-13

    Homeless Shelter Web Links


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    For more information and/or to sign a petition about the proposed Salt Lake County homeless shelter in South Salt Lake, visit:

    homelessfacilitysite.org

    stand-up-southsaltlake.com

  • 2017-03-12

    Letter from Mayor Wood re: Potential Homeless Sites


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    Dear South Salt Lake Residents and Friends,

    I am as dismayed as you are to hear that Salt Lake County was considering our South Salt Lake community as the future home of a 300-bed homeless shelter—all part of the plan to replace the Rio Grande neighborhood shelter in Salt Lake City. While we all know that there needs to be a compassionate and effective solution put into place for homeless individuals throughout the Salt Lake Valley, I am steadfast in the belief that South Salt Lake is not the best fit for a new shelter.

    Despite being the second smallest city in the county, we bear the social responsibility of several other residential resources for homeless residents—Grace Mary Manor, Christmas Box House and the Salt Lake County Homeless Youth Walk-In Center are all located within our boundaries.  In addition to providing these important resources within city boundaries, South Salt Lake is also the home to two Salt Lake County detention centers—Oxbow Jail and Metro Jail—and the Salt Lake County Division of Youth Services and the Juvenile Justice Center.

    We are proud to carry our fair share of the civic responsibility load, but it's important to note that none of the above sites are subject to property taxes, yet they do depend on our public services—and South Salt Lake already has a much smaller tax base than West Valley City, which is the only other city in the county to host proposed sites. To put it simply: South Salt Lake does not have the resources to support the wide range of services required for such a large shelter.

    Finally, and most importantly, I do not believe that these proposed sites are in the best interest of the South Salt Lake community. The proposed Main Street site is only a few blocks from an elementary school, a junior high school, Head Start and a South Salt Lake Community Center that hosts an after school program. While the proposed 3300 South site is located farther away from schools, I believe it is too far away from grocery stores, accessible transit, jobs, healthcare and other resources to be beneficial for residents of the shelter. It is, however, located two blocks from the County Metro Jail, making the possibility of an uptick of criminal activity very likely.

    I am eager to be included in any discussion with Salt Lake County Ben McAdams and others about the best way to serve Salt Lake County's homeless population—but I will never support a shelter in South Salt Lake for the reasons outlined above.  I want you to know that I have heard you, South Salt Lake, as you have called my office to express your feelings about this new shelter proposal and the now-abandoned Sugarhouse site.

    I need your help. Salt Lake County is accepting public input on these shelters, and it's essential that South Salt Lake residents stand up to be heard—and quickly, because the site will be picked by the end of this month. There is an Open House hosted by the county this Tuesday, and more to come. You can find out more information about the proposed sites, upcoming open houses and submit citizen feedback at this website:  https://www.homelessfacilitysite.org/

    South Salt Lake is a compassionate and kind community—but we know these proposed shelter sites do not serve either the homeless population or our South Salt Lake residents.

    I believe both deserve more. And I will fight for you.

    Mayor Cherie Wood

  • 2017-03-10

    Homeless resource site possible in SSL


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    Salt Lake County has selected two potential sites for a homeless services facility in South Salt Lake. For more details visit the following links:

    https://www.homelessfacilitysite.org/

    Deseret News announcement

    Public Comment Meetings will be held:

    EventLocationDateTime
    Open houseUtah State Capitol Campus, Senate Building, State Room (Cafeteria)Tuesday, March 146-8 p.m.
    Open houseUtah State Capitol Campus, Senate Building, State Room (Cafeteria)Saturday, March 183-5 p.m.
    Site Evaluation Committee Meeting (Public comment)Utah State Capitol Campus, Senate Building, Room 210Wednesday, March 226-8 p.m.
    Site Evaluation Committee Meeting (Deliberation)Utah State Capitol Campus, Senate Building, Room 210Tuesday, March 283-5 p.m.

    Site Evaluation Committee’s recommendation presented to the State Homelessness Coordinating Committee on March 30, 2017.

    Disclamer: Preliminary sites are subject to change based on due diligence conducted for each property.

  • 2017-02-16

    SSL Gateway Enhancements


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    Beginning on Monday, February 20th, 3300 South will have landscaping enhancements added to the roadway near the I-15 interchange, as well as an extension to the Mill Creek Trail. The landscape enhancements include the addition of shrubs, drip irrigation, and xeriscaping and will improve the aesthetics to the ramps and stops areas and will complement South Salt Lake City’s area vision for a more safe, clean and beautiful city.

    The project begins on February 20, 2017 and is expected to be completed by the end of May.

    Only the westbound lanes of 3300 South will be affected by construction.

    See this link for more project information.

    Contact us:

     Hotline: 1-855-899-2743

     E-mail: 3300slandscaping@utah.gov

  • 2017-02-03

    City Issues Joint Resolution on Refugees and Immigrants


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    Mayor Cherie Wood and the South Salt Lake City Council have issued the following joint resolution in response to President Trump's executive order on refugees and immigrants:

    Joint Resolution on Refugees and Immigrants

  • 2017-02-02

    Life On State Project

    Get involved and improve your neighborhood and street
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    Get involved and help shape the future of the State Street neighborhood. This project asks you to bring your ideas for improving living, working and travelling along State Street.

    Workshop results, polling results and a survey is available on www.lifeonstate.com

  • 2017-01-25

    2017 Recycling Calendar

    Recycling Calendar & List of Acceptable Items
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    The acceptable items (for recycling) have changed:
     
       Please Do Not Bag Recycling
     
       No Plastic Grocery Bags
     
       No Styrofoam
     
    Items
  • 2016-12-21

    Notice of Audit Completion

    Audit for Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2016 complete
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  • 2016-12-20

    2016 Financial Audit Report

    2016 Financial Audit Report
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    On December 14, 2016 the South Salt Lake City Council received the June 30, 2016 financial audit report.  The report can be viewed by clicking here

  • 2016-10-21

    Mayor Vetoes Ordinance 2016-23


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    On October 17, 2016, Mayor Cherie Wood vetoed South Salt Lake ordinance 2016-23. Her statement explaining her veto is below:
     
    1. Late in the morning of the City Council meeting on October 12, 2016, the City Administration and City Council members first received a draft ordinance relating to City hiring and employment practices. Then, the “day-of" ordinance was adopted by the City Council through the unusual process of a rules suspension.
     
    2. Of grave concern to me, a section of the ordinance (as drafted and adopted) violates State law. Specifically, subsection 2.60.100 E of the ordinance requires that appointed employees, who are subordinate to the mayor, publicly disclose personal information. That disclosure requirement violates Utah Code 10-3b-203 (1) (c) which prohibits city councils from publicly or privately giving orders to a subordinate of the mayor. I will not accept or follow illegal ordinances adopted by our City Council. I am also concerned about the privacy of the City's employees. Furthermore, the City Attorney advises me that such disclosure may violate an employee’s or an employee’s spouse’s right of privacy.
     
    3. Next, section 2.60.100 E of the "day-of" ordinance directly conflicts with other provisions of the ordinance. Section E requires disclosure of personal relationships whenever any relative becomes employed by the city. This requirement is in direct conflict with section C, which appears to forbid the hiring of relatives of city officers.
     
    4. Then, the ordinance includes in its scope of affected “city officers” those volunteers (citizens and business leaders) who serve on our boards, committees, and commissions. The City regularly welcomes and includes residents and community stakeholders to participate on City committees, boards, and commissions. The City Council has now required these non-employee volunteers to report and disclose to the City Recorder any relative who works for the City or who “becomes employed by the City.” I anticipate significant resistance from citizens and business owners (who serve on our boards and commissions) when they are asked to disclose the names of their “relatives,” as defined by the City Council.
     
    5. Lastly, the ordinance is unclear regarding which classes of employment are affected by the new prohibition. The City hires seasonal, temporary, part-time, and full-time employees.
     
    6. Frankly, the rushed nature of the ordinance, the illegal nature of at least one section of the ordinance, and the ordinance’s lack of sophistication cause me to veto it.
  • 2016-09-06

    Officer Involved Critical Incident Interlocal Agreement


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    Utah code sets forth requirements for the investigation of officer involved critical indents (OICI). That interlocal agreement/protocol can be found here.

  • 2016-08-29

    Do you know what you can recycle?


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    Do you know which items you can recycle and which you can't? Click here to find out!

  • 2016-08-09

    Parks Planning

    New Master Plans Available
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    Click on the links below to see plans for our parks:

    Fitts Park 3050 S 500 E

    Lions Park 311 E Robert Ave

    Lincoln Park 2680 S Lincoln Park Drive

    Millcreek Trailhead Park 3116 S 500 E

    Gateway Garden 2230 S 500 E

    McCall Park 3702 S McCall Street

     

    Contact Sharen Hauri with Questions:

    801-464-6771 or shauri@sslc.com 

  • 2016-08-08

    JUSTICE COURT JUDGE SELECTION MEETING PLANNED

    August 31, 2016 8:15 a.m. Midvale City Offices
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    Midvale, UT — The Salt Lake County Judicial Nominating Commission has scheduled a meeting on Aug. 31, 2016, to select candidates for vacancies in South Salt Lake, South Jordan, and Midvale City Justice Courts to replace Judge Catherine M. Johnson, Judge Clinton Balmforth and Judge Ronald C. Wolthuis, who will retire effective Jan. 1, 2017. The commission will begin the meeting at 8:15 a.m. at the Midvale City Offices, 7505 South Holden Street, Midvale City.
     
    The early portion of the meeting is scheduled for public comment about issues facing the Utah judiciary and refinements or improvements to the system. Public comments will be accepted from 8:15 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. Following the public hearing, the meeting is closed to allow commission members to select a slate of three to five candidates for the vacancy. 
     
    Individuals interested in appearing before the commission during the public comment portion of the meeting should contact Melisse Stiglich at (801) 578-3844 to request an appointment. Information on the Justice Court Nominating Commission members is available at www.utcourts.gov.
     
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    Click Here to view the official News Release
  • 2016-06-23

    Budget 2016-2017

    On June 22,2016 the City Council adopted the fiscal year 2017 budget. The budget can be reviewed by clicking below
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    On June 22,2016 the City Council adopted the fiscal year 2017 budget. The budget can be reviewed by clicking below

    2016/2017 Budget

  • 2016-06-22

    Metro Fire Testing Consortium

    MFTC's written and physical ability test, taken to be considered for volunteer, part-time employment or full time employment
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    Key Dates:

    Registration deadline               August 26, 2016 11:59 p.m.

    Refund deadline                      August 26, 2016 11:59 p.m.

    Written Test                           September 10,2016 8:00 a.m.

    Notificaiton of Eligibility for PAT  September 16, 2016 5:00 p.m. (on or before)

    Physical Ability Test                  October 1, 2016, time as assigned

    For more information visit our employment page here

  • 2016-04-22

    SSL 2016 Recreation Survey

    Tell us what you want!
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    We want to here from you, please take our online survey

    For a printed survey visit:

    SSL Recreation Department

    Columbus Library

    Columbus Senior Center

    2531 South 400 East

  • 2016-01-07

    2015-2016 Adopted Budget


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    Did you know it takes close to six months to set the City’s budget each year? It is the biggest task our elected officials face, and takes more of their time and attention than any other issue. It takes many meetings to propose important projects and programs, to review and prioritize, and to publicly discuss the final numbers. This process starts in January, shortly after new Council members start and ends when budget is adopted, by law before June 22nd. We are now budgeting for the 2016-17 fiscal year. The current 2015-16 budget can be found here

  • 2016-01-05

    RECENT WATER NOTICES FROM THE STATE OF UTAH TO PROPERTY OWNERS


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    NOTICE ABOUT RECENT WATER NOTICES FROM THE STATE OF UTAH TO PROPERTY OWNERS

    Recently, property owners in the Nibley Park area of the City of South Salt Lake received a Notice in the mail from the State of Utah, Department of Natural Resources, Division of Water Rights.  The Notice was signed by Kent L. Jones who is the State Engineer of Utah and administers all water in Utah with the help of his staff at the Division of Water Rights.  This Notice is part of a very longstanding and ongoing court proceeding to determine the ownership of all water rights in the Utah Lake and Jordan River Drainage.

    Only those few property owners who hold a water right, e.g. the right to divert (take water), and put it to beneficial use, need respond to the Notice.  In Utah, as in most western states, individuals, entities and governments can hold the right to use water. These rights were obtained by use prior to the year 1903 and issued by the State since then.

    For example the City of South Salt Lake holds a number of water rights through which is serves culinary water to residents and businesses. Typically, a holder of a water right will have a well or other means to divert water from the natural system, e.g. the underground aquifer, streams, and springs. The State Engineer has done a hydrographic survey of the Harmony Park area to determine water rights in that area.  This survey is available from the Division of Water Rights. Most properties property owners in the City of South Salt Lake do not have a water right, but receive their water from the City or another water provider. 

    Also, water rights are held by mutual irrigation companies which issue shares of stock to their shareholders.  If you have a share of stock in an irrigation company, you do not need to respond to the Notice, but you should notify your company so it, as the holder of a water right, can respond.

    If you have a well, or otherwise believe that you have a right to divert and use water, you do need to respond to the Notice by filling out the STATEMENT OF WATER USERS CLAIM attached to the Notice and filing it with the State Engineer or the Third District Court.  Additional information can be found about water rights, including a data base of water rights searchable by number or owner and the hydrographic survey mentioned above, by visiting the web site of the Division of Water Rights at www.waterrights.utah.gov  Also, the Division of Water Rights has a Public Assistance Section that can be reached at 801-538-7240. Its offices are located at 1594 West Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah. Finally, you may need to retain the services of a competent engineer or attorney to assist you through this legal and technical process. 

  • 2015-11-18

    WINCO IS COMING!


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    We are excited to be able to finally announce that Winco is coming to South Salt Lake! They will be in our new downtown area near 2150 S. State. Opening projected for Thanksgiving 2016. More details coming soon!

  • 2015-09-15

    Read the Parks Master Plan

    The South Salt Lake City Council has adopted a Parks, Open Space, Trails and Community Facilities Master Plan.
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    The South Salt Lake City Council has adopted a Parks, Open Space, Trails and Community Facilities Master Plan. The final plan can be found below:

    Parks, Open Space, Trails and Community Facilities Master Plan

  • 2015-03-30

    SSL Neighborhood Leadership

    Join us for tours and activities, stay up to date with SSL calendar of events, access information and data about South Salt Lake City, get to know South Salt Lake government and department leaders.
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    Visit us online at sslneighbors.com