Monday, February 27, 2012

Zip Code and 1300 West Updates

Zip Code Update:
Have you been frustrated as we've changed zip codes? We all have! It's not easy making address changes and it's been an interesting process, to say the least. We are hoping this year to see more businesses recognize the 84129 zip code in their systems. Just a reminder that you can put "Taylorsville" or "Salt Lake City" as the city on your mail. (We'd prefer "Taylorsville.") You can use either zip code until July 1, and then the US Post Office will require 84129 with the correct city. 
As a city, we are seeing some great advantages to having our own zip code. First, we are able to more easily track sales tax revenue. That helps all taxpayers as the city receives these funds. Secondly, it has been easier to market the city for economic development and to apply for grants. When businesses look to move here, they pull demographic information by zip code. The new zip code more accurately represents Taylorsville's demographics, as the other zip codes crossed city boundaries.
As always, if you have questions about this issue or any others, please don't hesitate to call us at City Hall - 801-963-5400.  

Why is 1300 West still closed?
Last summer when we had the intense rainstorms and flooding, sections of the 1300 West roadway, between 5400 - 5550 South, failed and was closed. Because of erosion of the canal bank and utility lines under the road, a geotechnical study was done to help us determine the best way to repair it. We are now ready to start repair and the road is scheduled to be completed this spring. Thank you for your patience!

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