|~ Sugar House Community Council Meeting Minutes – August 5, 2009 ~Trustees Present – Jason Bradley, Elaine Brown, Jim Brown, Russ Callister, Philip Carlson, Sarah Carlson, Greg Carter, Pat Denslow-Kirly, Dolores Donohoo, Barbara Green, Michael G. Kavanagh, Benny Keele, Larry Migliaccio, Dave Mulder, Cabot Nelson, Sheila O’Driscoll, Lynne Olson, Derek Payne, Susie Petheram, Ruth Price, Ray Pugsley, Maggie Shaw, Judi Short, Ed Sperry, and Grace SperryTrustees Absent Excused – Sally Barraclough, Amy Barry, Laurie Bray, Pattie DeNunzio, and Lindsey OswaldTrustees Absent Unexcused – Rawlins Young
Others Present – Gene Davis, JT Martin, Mark Morris, Melissa Licentenstein, and Soren Simonsen
Call to Order – Maggie Shaw, Chair 7:00 pmApproval of Minutes – Dolores Donohoo made a correction to previous minutes balance should be reported as $3,705.96. Cabot Nelson’s motion to approve minutes to reflect Dolores correction passed unanimously.
Treasurer’s Report – Dolores Donohoo reports a balance of $3,705.96.
Public Comments – Michael G. Kavanagh spoke about newspaper errors, he is not a member of the Sugar House Merchants Association as state in the Sugar House Journal. Shelia O’Driscoll spoke for neighbors about the traffic on 1300 East at ShopKo is very dangerous. There was a discussion about 1300 East & I-80 traffic problems and questions about the Walmart/remodel. There was a brutal assault in the neighborhood of 1300 E & 2100 S near Sugar House Village. 900 East construction is progressing. Questions regarding the 700 East freeway exit be marked as a Sugar House exit by UDOT. Judi Short motioned that “Maggie will write a letter to UPDOT from the SHCC Board of Trustees requesting that when they finalize signage for I-80 that they indicate that 7th East is a Sugar House exit. 13th East is already signed as a Sugar House exit.” The amended motion to request that they put information on signs before 13th and 7th indicating the Sugar House exist is coming up passed by voice vote.
Detective Mark Cryder – Crime Report – Handout showing trends in crime and statistics are very close year over year June to June/July to July. Email specific issues to Det. Cryder at the beginning of month then he can report things and give us specifics at the next monthly meeting. Fairmont Park transients – bike squads have increased and it seems to be helping problem. Discussion about transients in Hidden Hollow and drug dealing in Walgreen’s parking lot. Any questions call Detective Cryder 799- 3669.
Sugar House Merchants’ Report – Barbara Green – Arts Festival had 90 booths and they reported a great year. Westminster Sugar House Summit is funneling students into Sugar House businesses. Labor Day sale for merchants. Mayor Becker will be holding a September Speaker Event at Fiddlers Elbow, September 2nd at 8:30am.
Business Spotlight – Michael G. Kavanagh introduced Zealand Stroud of Stroud Jewelers (900 E 2100 S). Zealand gave information about his family owned business.
- Deseret Industries – The DI wishes to move their operations from their current location to the site of the Circuit City building. They want to demolish the mansion on the south portion of the parking lot to combine 2 parcels to redevelop. The main building has been grand-fathered in and adding two parcels together will require a conditional use permit. There was a discussion about colors and design of the building and signage. The DI plans to move entrances slightly more west, but still on the south side of the building. They are interested in staying Sugar House and have modeled this development on the same plan for multiple DI’s. They need 250 parking slots and that is a big issue at the current location. This is why they want to locate the entrance at the south end. The development is not viable without use of other property and other projects haven’t worked out because of restrictions. Will consider and look at our comments. Comments consisted of reservations concerning the demolition of the historic mansion on the south end of the parking lot, focus on vehicle access and not foot or bus traffic, no access or architectural relief on the north facing wall, lack of street access, street windows, need to follow Sugar House Master Plan and not miss the opportunity to activate a street front for an urban location. Land Use & Zoning Committee was disappointed that suggestions given to this project were not considered.
- Woodbury/Westminster Mixed Use Project – postponed until September meeting.
Mayor’s Report – Shawn McDonough 535-6338 SLC Community Liaison. Promoted new items on the SLC website www.slcgov.com in include “What are we doing to go the extra mile to help our communities”. The Mayor is highlighting one on one meetings on August 19th from 4-6 pm, call to make an appointment. The city has hired 10 additional police officers. Sugar House nominated as a “Best Old House Neighborhood” for 2009. This honor was from the television/magazine This Old House.Salt Lake City Council Report – JT Martin – Discussed graffiti issues and the nature of the declining infrastructure in SLC. Sewer pipes are getting lined with a type of plastic/resin that costs $24 a foot. Comments given to adopt a wall to monitor and take care of any graffiti. Street car is coming. Tiger Grant is submitted for the street car.
New Trustee Petitions – Robin Baster presented petition for Dilworth at-large trustee. Motion to approve petition passed unanimously. Ruth Price submitted a renewal petition for Garfield. Motion to approve petition passed unanimously.
Committee Reports – View committee reports on www.sugarhousecouncil.com
Motion made by Grace Sperry to adjourn passed unanimously.
Adjournment 8:58 pm