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  • 2017-03-24

    MAR 27 OPEN HOUSE ANNOUNCED


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    PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE ANNOUNCED FOR MONDAY

    Mayor Ben McAdams announced a 4th potential homeless shelter site in SSL on Wednesday night, at 3432 South 900 West.

    A public open house has been scheduled:

    Monday, March 27th, 6-8 PM
    Salt Lake County Complex
    2100 S State Street
    South Building Atrium

    Stand up for South Salt Lake!

  • 2017-03-23

    Spring Break Youth Day Camp


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    Promise South Salt Lake offers FREE youth programming during Granite School District's Spring Break - Monday March 27 to Friday March 31 - at Central Park Community.

    You must sign up to be in the Promise SSL afterschool program, which is quick, easy and free.

    To register, contact Taylor Kirch  Email: tkirch@sslc.com Cell: 801-803-3632)

     

     

  • 2017-03-22

    CITY COUNCIL MTG TONIGHT


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    Due to the last Public Comment Mtg held at the Capitol on Wednesday March 22nd, City Council meetings have been rescheduled until Thursday, March 23, 2017. Work meeting begins at 6 p.m., and regular meeting at 7 p.m.

  • 2017-03-22

    Open Burning Rules

    Click here for information on open burning rules
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  • 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.

     

     

  • 2017-03-20

    Stand Up SSL yard signs available


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    STAND UP FOR SOUTH SALT LAKE!

    Come get your yard sign r today! Due to popular demand, the signs have been re-ordered. P 

    Pick up from the Mayor's office or Finance dept. at City Hall.

    220 E. Morris Avenue

    M-F 8-5

  • 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.

  • 2017-02-22

    State of the City Address by Mayor Wood

    You are invited to attend the 2017 State of the City address by Mayor Cherie Wood.
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    View a recording of this event

    2017 State of the City Address

    2017 Best of South Salt Lake Awards

    Participate and find out more about the future of your community. Presentation by Mayor Wood and information booths by city departments.

    Wednesday March 15, 2017

    6:00 pm at the Columbus Community Center

    This event is free and open to the public. A light dinner served and children are welcome.

  • 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

  • 2015-08-18

    New Central Park Projects

    More Fun Coming to Central Park!
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    More exciting changes are coming to our community park. This fall, we are adding a basketball court, community garden and lighting to serve you better. In addition, the playground is being relocated to a safer location, and several new walkways are being built. In the spring, trees and turf will be added, and the parking lot will be resurfaced. These projects are based on the Central Park Master Plan, which was drawn up with citizen input. This will help our popular pickleball and basketball programs expand, and will offer new recreation camps and possibly tournaments. Several future projects are planned for the park (awaiting funding), including a park restroom, a pavilion, and a walking path.  Thank you to the Larry H. Miller Foundation for helping fund the basketball courts, and to the Community Development Block Grants (federal funding) for funding the lighting and walkways.

    WE appreciate your patience during construction. For your safety, stay out of the fenced off area. The park and playground are expected to re-open in November. 

    To see an exanded view of the picture which is the new layout of Central Park click/tap here: New Central Park Design

  • 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

  • 2017-03-24

    MAR 27 OPEN HOUSE ANNOUNCED


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    PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE ANNOUNCED FOR MONDAY

    Mayor Ben McAdams announced a 4th potential homeless shelter site in SSL on Wednesday night, at 3432 South 900 West.

    A public open house has been scheduled:

    Monday, March 27th, 6-8 PM
    Salt Lake County Complex
    2100 S State Street
    South Building Atrium

    Stand up for South Salt Lake!

  • 2017-03-23

    Spring Break Youth Day Camp


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    Promise South Salt Lake offers FREE youth programming during Granite School District's Spring Break - Monday March 27 to Friday March 31 - at Central Park Community.

    You must sign up to be in the Promise SSL afterschool program, which is quick, easy and free.

    To register, contact Taylor Kirch  Email: tkirch@sslc.com Cell: 801-803-3632)

     

     

  • 2017-03-22

    CITY COUNCIL MTG TONIGHT


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    Due to the last Public Comment Mtg held at the Capitol on Wednesday March 22nd, City Council meetings have been rescheduled until Thursday, March 23, 2017. Work meeting begins at 6 p.m., and regular meeting at 7 p.m.

  • 2017-03-22

    Open Burning Rules

    Click here for information on open burning rules
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  • 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.

     

     

  • 2017-03-20

    Stand Up SSL yard signs available


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    STAND UP FOR SOUTH SALT LAKE!

    Come get your yard sign r today! Due to popular demand, the signs have been re-ordered. P 

    Pick up from the Mayor's office or Finance dept. at City Hall.

    220 E. Morris Avenue

    M-F 8-5

  • 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.

  • 2017-02-22

    State of the City Address by Mayor Wood

    You are invited to attend the 2017 State of the City address by Mayor Cherie Wood.
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    View a recording of this event

    2017 State of the City Address

    2017 Best of South Salt Lake Awards

    Participate and find out more about the future of your community. Presentation by Mayor Wood and information booths by city departments.

    Wednesday March 15, 2017

    6:00 pm at the Columbus Community Center

    This event is free and open to the public. A light dinner served and children are welcome.

  • 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

  • 2015-08-18

    New Central Park Projects

    More Fun Coming to Central Park!
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    More exciting changes are coming to our community park. This fall, we are adding a basketball court, community garden and lighting to serve you better. In addition, the playground is being relocated to a safer location, and several new walkways are being built. In the spring, trees and turf will be added, and the parking lot will be resurfaced. These projects are based on the Central Park Master Plan, which was drawn up with citizen input. This will help our popular pickleball and basketball programs expand, and will offer new recreation camps and possibly tournaments. Several future projects are planned for the park (awaiting funding), including a park restroom, a pavilion, and a walking path.  Thank you to the Larry H. Miller Foundation for helping fund the basketball courts, and to the Community Development Block Grants (federal funding) for funding the lighting and walkways.

    WE appreciate your patience during construction. For your safety, stay out of the fenced off area. The park and playground are expected to re-open in November. 

    To see an exanded view of the picture which is the new layout of Central Park click/tap here: New Central Park Design

  • 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