Thursday, September 5, 2013

Council summary 9/4/13

Mayor Rechtenbach read the following Proclamation:

WHEREAS, Airman Basic Jackson J. Stumph was raised in Taylorsville, Utah, and attended Taylorsville schools; and

WHEREAS, Airman Basic Jackson J. Stumph is enlisted in the United States Air Force and is a member of the 737th Training Group located at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas; and

WHEREAS, Air Force Basic Military Training is a life-changing event both to the Airman and their families.  Ordinary American citizens transform to extraordinary Airman, ready to serve our grateful nation in the United States Air Force; and

WHEREAS, Airman Basic Jackson J. Stumph graduated first in his class of 531 recruits in the United States Air Force on June 20, 2013. 

NOW THEREFORE, the Mayor and City Council of Taylorsville, on behalf of the 61,000 citizens of Taylorsville, we proclaim our recognition to Airman Basic Jackson J. Stumph for his outstanding achievement and his commitment to excellence.

The Taylorsville Youth Council Chair Jasey Wyatt gave a report. The Youth Council is looking for additional members. Students in 9th-12th grade who live in Taylorsville or attend a Taylorsville school are invited to apply. For more info please visit the city's website contact

Public Safety Chair Peggy Sadler gave a presentation on the Night Out Against Crime. She said KSL and ABC 4 covered Taylorsville for this event, and although she would've liked to see a better turnout, it was a great event. About 80 people attended. UPD had a K-9 demonstration and UFA did a burn pan demonstration where people were able to use an extinguisher to put out the fire. Our police detectives gave tips on how to make neighborhoods safer. Free hot dogs and chips were provided by Harmons and the Taylorsville-Bennion Lions Club.

Fire Battalion Chief Jay Ziolkowski presented his quarterly report. He began by honoring Draper Sgt. Derek Johnson. He said that our police officers protect not only the public, but also the firefighters.

Here are some slides from his report:

Ziolkowski pointed out in the slide above that Stations 117 and 118 respond to calls outside the city one time for every six times that other stations respond within the city. Since Taylorsville only pays for staffing at stations 117 and 118, we are importing more services than we are exporting.

Mayor Rechtenbach mentioned that with the death of Sgt. Derek Johnson, even though Draper is not a member of UPD, Unified Police Department stepped up and covered all the shifts for the Draper PD for this entire week.

The City Council approved a motion changing an ordinance on Food Trucks/Catering Trucks. They approved an Emergency Management grant to help with emergency training. They extended a contract to provide bailiff and security services. They changed the ordinance to allow the municipal judges to determine the presiding judge instead of the mayor choosing it.

Councilmember Kristie Overson proposed that the council look at supporting a mail-only election for the next municipal election in two years. The council will be discussing this at a future meeting.

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