Mayor Wall read a proclamation to celebrate, "Lights on Afterschool Day," a national celebration of after school programs on Oct. 27, 2011. The YMCA has before and after school programs in Taylorsville that serve over 350 Taylorsville youth each year.
The LARP committee presented their Best of Taylorsville Home and Business Beautification awards. Congratulations to Del and Sherlyn Feltenbarger and Nelson Labs for taking great care of their yards and helping Taylorsville to be a great community.
The council tabled an ordinance appointing municipal inspectors. It will be revisited at the next regular meeting in two week so a few changes could be made.
The Youth City Council gave an update on some activities they are participating in. They said residents have the opportunity to adopt a family who may need a Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner.
Community Development Director, Mark McGrath, led a discussion on chapters 18, 19 and 20 of the proposed Land Development Code. Chapter 18 is the Historic Resources Overlay zone and it establishes a historic district and landmark sites. The city has established a historic district on 4800 South, east of Redwood Road, as well as nine other sites. Compliance is voluntary. Chapter 19 is for a Site Specific Development District. We call it the "create your own zone" zone. It gives the city the ability to classify projects that may not fit in one of the other classifications through this zone. Chapter 20 is Residential Development Standards to spell out what residential areas should be. One part of this zone says that any new home must have at least a two-car garage. Another new concept is minimum and maximum home sizes in each zone. The council was okay with the minimum home size, but wanted to allow slightly larger homes for larger lots.
The council voted to accept the Emergency Management Performance Grant in the amount of $10,000.
The council tabled the resolution requesting the recertification of the Taylorsville Justice Court. They wanted to see the attorney's opinion letter.
I gave the council some newsletter options for city residents. Currently we pay for ad space in the Taylorsville Kearns Journal for our city newsletter. We also presented options to do a Journal insert or an individual piece that could be mailed to all residents. The council would like to explore the option of doing our own newsletter with advertising to help subsidize the cost. They also want us to talk to Valley Journals to see if we can mail the paper again.