Thursday, August 18, 2011

City Council Update - Aug. 18, 2011

During the Citizen Comments portion, a citizen in Misty Hills spoke about her flooding problems. She asked the city to find a solution. She commented on how responsive the city was and John Taylor, the city engineer.
Healthy Taylorsville chair, Brett McIff spoke during citizen comments. He and LARP Chair, Rhetta McIff provided healthy snacks for the elected officials during the council meeting to kick off the County-wide “Commit to be Fit” program.
Mayor Russ Wall reported on attending Jared Day’s homecoming. Taylorsville resident and Navy SEAL, Jared Williams Day, was killed in a chopper crash in Afghanistan. Mayor Wall, Police Chief Del Craig, and Council member Dama Barbour were at the homecoming with the family. The family has been so appreciative of all the thoughts and prayers from Taylorsville residents.
A new Economic Development Director was approved unanimously by the council. Donald Adams has experience in large retail development and a master’s degree in planning and economic development. He has worked in economic development in Taylorsville, Riverton, Salt Lake County and in the private sector.
Planning Commission members Anna Barbieri, Dan Fazzini, Jr., and Dale Kehl were reappointed to the Planning Commission.
Israel Grossman was appointed to the Economic Development Committee.
Two Boy Scouts gave reports on their Eagle Projects. Matt Tibbitts and Adam Westover led projects to better our city, including replanting trees in Millrace Park and doing clean up on 6200 South. If anyone looking for Eagle project ideas, talk to John Inch Morgan.
Taylorsville contracts with West Valley Animal Control for services. Kelly Davis from WV Animal Control gave his quarterly report and commented on how great the volunteers are. People can go and walk dogs, pet cats, clean stalls, etc. at the animal shelter.  Pet Fest is on Sept. 24. The animal shelter has been up and running for a year and they want people to come and see it.
Chief Craig gave his quarterly report. Robberies, assaults, and burglaries have increased in the last quarter. Calls for service were a little lower than the previous year. The PD will be doing a study on the CFI intersections to see if the reconfiguration of those intersections have had an effect on accidents there.
Judge Kwan gave a report showing the court revenues are up.
Mark McGrath, Community Development Director, led the discussion on the Land Development Code.

FUTURE EVENTS:
Aug. 27 is the Community Yard Sale from 8-1. Contact Jessica and jspringer@taylorsvilleut.gov for more information.
Aug. 31 is the Mayor’s Town Hall Meeting. It is in the City Council Chambers and will be “open house” style from 6-7:30 p.m. Residents are invited to come and meet with the Mayor, staff and Council members.
Aug. 30-Sept 9 is Early Voting for the Primary Election. Voting can be done at Taylorsville City Hall from 10-4 on weekdays.
Sept. 13 is the Primary Election Day. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.

1 comment:

  1. I find it interesting that the police chief is more interested in doing a study on the CFI intersections than on figuring ways to proactively limit the crime that is increasing. Aren't most of the roads the CFI's have been installed in owned by the State and not Taylorsville City?

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