Trustees Present: Teddy Anderson, Sally Baraclough, Amy Barry, Laurie Bray, Stacey Carroll, Landon Clark, Tina Escobar-Taft, Deb Henry, Topher Horman, Benny Keele, Steve Kirkegaard, Susan Koelliker, Joedy Lister, Eric McGill, Larry Migliaccio, David Mulder, Maggie Shaw, Judi Short, Rawlins Young, Bryce Williams
Trustees Excused: Michael G. Kavanagh, Mike Bagley
Trustees Unexcused: Lucy Hawes, Sue Ann Jones, Jason Smurthwaite, Natalie Watkins
Meeting called to order at 7:00 PM by Amy Barry, SHCC Chair
Minutes Approved Unanimously. Sally Made the motion and Judi seconded the motion.
Chair Announcements: Amy Barry
-The household hazardous waste starts May 5th. 7 AM to 10 AM at the Mount Olympus Pavilion in Sugar House Park. Others June 2nd and June 30th.
Police Report: Detective Ashdown
-Crime down overall in District 7
– Crosswalks are being monitored more closely. 24 tickets written in 1 hour.
-Speedwatch on SLCPD website is a reporting mechanism to report speeding complaints with follow up from the department.
-Bike squad has started up again in Sugar House. Shifts are currently staggered.
– Skateboarders on Monument Plaza have also been given a warning about skating on the plaza.
Public Comments Not on the Agenda
-A community member thanked Amy for her work on advocating for the opening of the playground at Fairmont Park. Amy mentioned that the playground should be opening around the end of May.
-Sally mentioned the Music Stroll happening June 11th from 3-8. Everyone is encouraged to come out and enjoy all the local bands. There will also be 8 food trucks.
– A motion was put forward by Judi to support the costs of having a booth at the Sugar House 4th of July festival. Tina seconded the motion. Joedy passed out a preliminary sign up sheet for trustees to sign up for different shifts to staff the booth.
Treasurer Report, Larry Migliaccio
-Balance stands at $5,799.00
Sugar House Farmers Market, Amy Buchanan
-Will be on Wednesday evenings in Freemont Park
-5-8 PM starting June 8th and concluding October 26th.
– Still looking for sponsors for the market.
-firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
-POP Program stands for Power of Produce. Vouchers can be earned based on participation in the market such as trying food from a vendor, etc.
-There will be monthly events at the market such as kid specific activities, yoga classes, maker fair, bike valet, etc.
-Still looking for volunteers.
– New nonprofit
-Daylighting is the process of bringing underground water and streams above ground to it’s natural path. Something of which this group is promoting.
– Urban interventions of residents to express themselves through arts and expression.
-Amy encouraged Brian to talk to Salt Lake Flood Control.
-A lot of the funding for this organization is through grant writing.
Leslie Castle, State School Board
-1 of 15 representatives on a state level.
-Represents Salt Lake City School District, Part of Granite, and all of Park City.
-Leslie encouraged everyone to be vocal and involved.
-Big issue on the state level is science standards such as global warming and human biology.
Elevate Buildings Presentation, Peter Nelson and Jamie Riccobono
– Buildings consume a lot of energy and where there is energy consumption there is also emissions.
-Salt Lake City hosting meetings with building owners, energy providers, etc to address strategies for better air quality.
-American Lung Association released report that SLC received an F in short term particle pollution which means we went from 7th worst air quality to 6th worst air quality.
-40% of all air pollution comes from buildings. Water Heaters, Furnaces, etc all contribute to this pollution.
-Survey at open city hall to access air pollution. slc.gov.com/opencityhall
Land Use and Zoning: Judi Short
Parks, Open Space, and Trails: Sally Baraclough
-Carole Straughn reviewed the Utah native tree and shrub list and the native grass and
wildflower list that she obtained through her conversations with Dr. Ty Harrison who is
an adjunct biology professor at Westminster College. He has offered to assist us with
our efforts to improve the I-80, 13th East freeway interchange by giving us a field tour
of the interchange areas near his home in the Midvale/Sandy area. He also
recommended that we reach out to the UDOT Landscape Architect for advice on how to
-We will also be reaching out to other organizations such as Tree Utah and SL County
Parks Department regarding acquiring plants and maintenance and watering of the
trees and plants after they are planted.
-There continues to be ongoing discussion between the residents living near the east
end of Driggs Avenue and UDOT regarding the purchase of surplus property in the
-Sally reminded the group that Friday, April 22nd was Earth Day. Everyone was invited
to join in activities conducted in Hidden Hollow. 4th graders from Highland Park
Elementary and Hawthorne Elementary were given lessons about what makes up a
natural area and how to protect our outdoor spaces.
Transportation: Larry Migliaccio
-Larry was elected new Chair and thanked Deb Henry for all her work as the previous Chair.
-New members to the committee will e Steve Kirkegaard, Landon Clark, Bryce Williams, and Milton Brazelton.
-Next meeting May 16th at 7:00 will a focus on University of Utah Transportation Master Plan.
-June 20th meeting will have a focus on parking in Sugar House from Salt Lake City Transportation Department.
Arts and Culture: Laurie Bray
-Sugar Days was organized by the Chamber, but there is hope to include the council next year.
-Sugar House Art Walk is the 2nd Friday of every month.
Historic Signs: Joedy Lister
-Joedy talked about the mission of the committee to get as many signs up and running as possible. Noting that not everything could be tackled by the committee.
– Stark Steering sign will come on board on Friday, June 3rd. There will be a ceremony and open house. This is across from the Sugar House Post Office.
-Utah Heritage Foundation has a walking tour app of Sugar House and will feature the historic signs of Sugar House.
Jami Iwamoto: State Representative
-Jami Iwamoto stopped by the council meeting.
-Recommended going to le.utah.gov to see bills.
-Bills for 2017 session will start to be due May 11th.
Spotlight on Business: Shawarma King
-Located at 2223 S. Highland Drive
-Restaurant focused on Middle Eastern cuisine.
-Hours are from 11 AM- 10 PM
-Samples were provided to the council and community members.
Mayor’s Office: Hildegard Koenig
-Hildegard introduced herself as a new community liaison for the mayor’s office.
-Hildegard will be periodically attending the Sugar House Community Council meetings.
City Updates: Lisa Adams
– Lisa reported that work is being done and a committee is being formed to access the Ute Car Wash on grounds of being a nuisance. A vote will then be taken to decide if it will be demolished.
-Lisa noted that the mayor presented her budget and aligned with a lot of recommendations of the City Council.
-Comments on the budget will be made on May 24th.
-The City Council also approved Mike Brown as the new Chief of Police.
-Under state law the Mayor is the executive director of the RDA. The mayor stated it would be referred as the Chief Executive Officer. Lisa expressed some confusion around semantics and language.
Library Updates: Cherie Kofoed
-Cherie expressed appreciation of the council with flowers from the Sprague Branch Library.
–Applications are open for Friends of the Library Board.
-Sounds of Summer concert series at Sprague Library will start happening. Still looking for music acts.
Meeting adjourned at 8:57 PM