Sugar House Community Council Board of Trustees Meeting
Meeting Minutes – July 2, 2014
Sugar House Community Council Board of Trustees Meeting
Sugar House Community Council Board of Trustees Meeting
Meeting Minutes – July 2, 2014
Hello Sugar House,
Salt Lake City Emergency Management has just launched a series of Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) classes and supplemental training courses for the residents of Sugar House. CERT educates people about disaster preparedness and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, and disaster medical operations. Using this training, CERT members, working under the leadership of the Salt Lake Emergency Management, can assist their neighbors and work to assist until first responders can officially take over following an emergency. CERTs will also have the opportunity to be involved in community events and be activated for local emergencies such as flooding and wildfires, etc. They can also take an active role in preparing Sugar House residences, block by block. A complete description of the entire CERT course is available on the SLC website: http://www.bereadyslc.com Click on “CERT”.
We have four different CERT classes starting in September. CERT instruction is a 21 Hour course; the time is usually divided over 7 weeks, with 3 hour classes. A new option available for a group of 20 is a private CERT class at the location of your choice. Anyone can re-take any classes they wish at no cost, although they will not be able to receive class material unless they pay the training program cost. The CERT training program cost is $30 per person for residents, non-profit organizations, civic groups, etc., and $75 per person for businesses and corporations. Some businesses can lower insurance rates by have a team of 7 CERT members on staff. The program cost pays for instruction, a CERT manual, and a CERT “kit.” CERT kits are awarded to all students upon successful completion of the entire course on the last day of class.
CERT Starter kit (worth over $75):
1. Team Assignment info
2. One roll cloth dressing tape
3. CERT Field Operation Guide
4. Safety googles
5. Dust masks
6. Survival rescue blanket
7. One pair vinyl gloves
8. EMT shears
9. One pair leather work gloves
10. CERT Badge and Certificate
11. Whistle with compass and waterproof match container
12. Two gauze bandage rolls 4.5 in wide x 4.1 yards long x 6 ply thick
13. Reflective yellow vest with CERT logo
14. Green hard hat with CERT logo and elastic strap
15. Lumber crayon for marking house doors
16. 4 in 1 tool to shut off gas & water, pry open doors, and dig thru debris 17. 8-LED head lamp for hard hat
18. Large duffel bag with CERT logo
19. Two triangular bandages 3 ft. x 3 ft. x 4.5 ft.
20. Two sterile gauze dressing pads 4 in x 4 in
Payment is available online at http://www.bereadyslc.com. The payment can be made online following the online class registration. If not paying online, payment must be made the first night of class in the form of a check or money order payable to Salt Lake City Corp. Cash cannot be accepted. Additional training is available to all CERT graduates.
If you have already taken CERT here or elsewhere, please register with SLC CERT to join and have further opportunities to participate with us. This can be done by contacting Susan Collier, our area CERT Supervisor. She will update or add you to the Salt Lake City CERT registry. She can also offer free preparedness classes, or help with preparedness fairs.
Like us on our NEW Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/SLCCERT by August 31 and you will be entered to win a $50 gift card! You will also get all the invites to CERT drills and practices by following us online.
If you need help going online to join or schedule a class, or any questions please contact us.
Susan Collier, Volunteer
Salt Lake City CERT
SE Division Supervisor
Cell 801-513-4848 email@example.com Facebook: Salt Lake City CERT
Preparedness Coordinator Salt Lake City Office
Of Emergency Management (801)799-3604 firstname.lastname@example.org
Notes from July 28, 2014 meeting of the SHCC Outreach Committee
Attending: Christopher Thomas, Amy Barry, Brad Di Iorio (Sugar House Chamber)
Many residents have inquired about the removal of trees along 2100 S between McClelland St and 1100 E.
Trees were removed for the impending monument plaza redesign. Crews are scheduled to start work on constructing a true pedestrian plaza the first week of August. The above graphic is an aerial view of the redesign, which will incorporate a small water feature, new pavers and gathering areas.
The construction on the plaza is expected to finish in November and trees will be replanted on both the plaza and the north side of the street.
MEETING Sprague Library
Welcome to the Sugar House Recycling Guide! This guide provides answers to frequently asked questions and helps Sugar House residents and businesses know where to go for additional information about recycling in our community.
For all the answers to your questions about the City’s curbside recycling program, including how to get a bin if you’re a new resident and what you can and cannot recycle, visit here or call the Salt Lake City Streets and Sanitation Division at (801) 535-6999.
For information on how business owners can subscribe to the City’s curbside recycling program, visit here or call (801) 535-6999.
* No need to remove staples from paper.
Why? Magnets remove staples during recycling process.
* Rinse out food containers.
Why? Food causes contamination and can cause unsanitary condition and odors.
* No need to remove labels from cans and bottles.
Why? Labels are removed during the recycling process.
* Remove tape from cardboard boxes.
Why? Tape cannot be recycled and causes contamination.
* Break down boxes.
Why? Saves space.
* Place recyclables in bag (do not tie the bags).
Why? This will reduce the litter when the recycle bins are picked up and discarded into the trucks. Not tying the bags lets the truck compact the materials tighter.
Look for the recycling symbol on or near the bottom of the plastic container:
plastic #1 – pop bottles, water bottles, etc.
plastic #2 – milk jugs, etc.
Sugar House drop-off location: Forest Dale Golf Course, 900 East 2375 South
Please separate brown glass bottles from clear and green glass bottles.
Why? Brown glass does not recycle at the same rate as other glass that is made into products such as fiberglass insulation. However, it is recycled into new glass and other recycled products.
This drop-off location is for glass bottles only. Please do not drop off ceramics, light bulbs, windows, glass dishes, etc.
For more information and a list of additional drop-off locations, visit here.
Household hazardous waste should be disposed of properly and never put in the landfill. Items included in hazardous waste are:
During the summer months Salt Lake County runs monthly household hazardous waste pick ups. They also have permanent ABOP (antifreeze, batteries, oil, paint) centers around the valley. Visit here for more information:
Fluorescent tubes and compact fluorescent bulbs contain mercury and should be considered as hazardous waste. Residents may drop off long and short fluorescent bulbs at the following locations:
Additionally, resident may take only the compact fluorescent bulbs to Sprague Library (2131 S 1100 E, 801-594-8640) at the following times:
Monday – Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday and Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
E-Waste is a major source of contaminant in our landfills and is one of the fastest growing waste products taking up valuable landfill space and most of the parts can be salvaged. Common electronic items that should be recycled include:
Best Buy also takes almost all electronic items for recycling.
Getting a new mattress? You can recycle the metal and fabric and save the landfill space. Visit Spring Back Utah to learn more.
Thank you for your interest. Please help our community and the environment by recycling!
Sugar House Park is the heart of Sugar House and is an active park for our community. It is 110 acres of green hills, trails, ponds, waterways, playgrounds, scenery and much more.
During the summer months Sugar House Park is hosting a walk or run every weekend and bustling with many more activities. This is a great place to exercise, fly kites, feed the birds. The park is open daily in the summer from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and in the winter from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
play in the creek, watch children on the playground, enjoy a game of soccer or baseball.
Check the park website to stay up to date on events being held in the park and for more information on pavilion rental, etc.
HISTORY OF THE PARK
Most residents know that Sugar House Park and Highland High was home to the Utah State Prison. Built in the 1880’s it served the state until 1951 when the current location in Draper opened. The old prison was demolished by 1955 and the graveyard moved to Draper. As construction moved forward for The Draw Tunnel under 1300 East to connect Hidden Hollow and Sugar House Park it became apparent to engineers that much of the prison rubble had been thrown into a ravine and 1300 East built on top of it.
The photos of the old prison location are found at the Utah Historical Society and Sprague Library.
Sugarmont Plaza was created in 2012 as the old tenant Deseret Industries had moved and we had a vacant building in our midst. This property is currently owned by the SLC Redevelopment Agency and they allowed us to create a temporary public plaza. This project was done with minimal cost and was designed to create a place where the public could gather and we could hold community events. So far Sugarmont Plaza has been home to a variety of activities ranging from the Sugar House Farmers Market, Food truck rallies and home for the Santa Shack.
The mural on the building was painted by street artists and they have truly given the place some life, but more importantly and probably unnoticed since the mural was painted there has been zero graffiti on this vacant building. The parking lot is painted new every year with different colors and designs to give it a fresh look and also tell a story of each year that goes by.
Sugar House is home to an amazing array of non-profits that do a tremendous job in our community. The Sugar House Community Council is also a nonprofit, but we want to highlight all the great work in our community. Take a look at what is going on here in our neighborhood and get involved!
Kiwani’s Club of Sugar House – Serves the community by sponsoring programs with the Boys & Girls Club of Sugar House, partnering with neighborhood schools to conduct leadership training, reading programs, annual Hidden Hollow clean up and much more. Looking for community members to get involved!
Hank Kennedy – President
Best Friends Adoption Center – Find your new family member at the Best Friends Animal Adoption Center. Best Friends is a no-kill facility that works to place their rescues in their forever homes. Consider volunteering to walk the dogs and if you are looking for a new pet drop in to the facility.
2005 S 1100 E
Boys & Girls Club of Sugar House –Offer a variety of programs from elementary age to teens through activities that include sports, photography, sign language, painting, language and so much more. Get in touch with them to discover all the great things that await your children.
968 E Sugarmont Ave
Utah AIDS Foundation – The UAF works to help prevent HIV infection and empowers people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS to live healthier and fuller lives through targeted prevention education and direct client services. This really doesn’t begin to describe the amount of outreach, education and services UAF provides the community. They operate a 24-hour crisis hotline, coordinate meal delivery and home care for direct services and HIV prevention programs to just name a few. They have numerous volunteer opportunities where you can get involved to make a difference in your community, but more importantly make a difference in someone’s life.
1408 S 1110 E
Utah Open Lands – UOL is a land conservation organization that works to help permanently preserve open space for future generations. Their office has been in Sugar House for a long time and they currently hold the conservation easement for Hidden Hollow Natural Area (a Sugar House gem). They are always in need of volunteers.
2188 S Highland Dr #203
HawkWatch International – Hawkwatch has been around since 1986 and only recently made Sugar House their base to highlight the great work they do to protect and educate us about raptors. Their mission is to help protect the environment through education, long-term monitoring and scientific research centered around raptors as a health-indicator species. They are a wealth of knowledge on conservation science and do many activities in the community to highlight and educate about raptors. It’s easy to get involved.
2240 S 900 E
Jewish Family Services – The JFS is a nondemoninational social service organization. They provide counseling, care management and community education in service to a diverse population as they work to strengthen families. They have a qualified staff that helps support teens, seniors, refugees, students and families in need of counseling. “JFS is able to provide a very professional level of support to those in need in the Jewish and the greater Salt Lake communities. They serve as our arm in reaching out to the community at large and are committed to preserving human dignity,” says Rabbi Tracee Rosen of Salt Lake’s Congregation Kol Ami.
1111 E Brickyard Rd Ste 109
Rape Recovery Center – Another long time Sugar House non-profit the Rape Recovery Center has been working tirelessly to provide counseling, education and support to victims of sexual assault. They operate a 24-crisis hotline, a 24-hour hospital response team, and they offer professional therapy and support groups to victims and their families. Through advocacy, community education programs and volunteers they help make a difference in our community.
2035 S 1300 E
Youthlinc – Creating lifetime humanitarians through service programs. Youthlinc is an amazing organization that promotes community service from a local to international level. They offer a multi cultural experience for students and volunteer mentors that will enrich your life as well as the community both here and abroad. This is one organization you want to learn more about and get involved as they make a difference in so many lives and they are located right here in Sugar House.
1140 E Brickyard Rd #76
Utah Rivers Council – Started in the 1990s in response to a proposed dam on the Diamond Fork this group has grown to advocate for Utah’s rivers and clean water sources for us all. Through grassroots advocacy, community leadership, education and research they work hard to give the rivers a voice. It’s easy to get involved with this great group of folks that range from avid river runners to strong conservationists. They have ample volunteer opportunities and internships.
1055 E 2100 S #207
Renewable Energy Resources – A grassroots organization is working to promote alternative energy resources in light of climate change. Through advocacy and educational programs RER is working to offer solutions to reducing our carbon footprint and living more in balance with our environment. They have a massive amount of information on their website and offer many programs in which to learn more. If you have any questions about solar, wind, geothermal or biomass these is a great place to get information and take action.
769 Harrison Ave
Visual Art Institute – The VAI is a premier art program from children and teens. They offer classes and program in all mediums of drawing, sculptures, animation, architecture, painting, film making and more. Sugar House is lucky to have such a diversified organization offering these amazing classes to encourage children’s artistic expressions and individuality. Take advantage and learn more.
2901 S Highland Dr
The Rotary Club of Sugar House – The rotary club of Sugar House is centered upon the ideal of fostering and encouraging service to your community and the world. The service programs they run is extensive and reach out to every level of community service. To learn more about this worthwhile organization or to contact them visit their website.
The Streetcar is up and running and we want to give you information on this transportation alternative. Currently the streetcar terminates at McClelland St at Fairmont Park in Sugar House. It connects to the main Trax line at Central Pointe. The schedule currently runs a car every 20 minutes, but check UTA for more updated times.
The greenway is part of the Parleys trail running through Sugar House. The greenway is a trail alongside the streetcar for pedestrians and bicyclists. The Salt Lake City portion is complete and open for use. The South Salt Lake portion is still under construction and at this time the greenway will terminate at the Main St/State St streetcar stop.
Currently, Salt Lake City has applied for federal funds to help extend the streetcar line to Highland Dr and north along Highland Dr to 2100 S. No word yet on timing for this extension. In 2013, the City Council adopted the preferred alignment heading north along 1100 East. There are no plans to address this alignment at this time and the preferred alignment is the decision on record.