SHCC February 2023 Meeting Minutes

SHCC February 2023 Meeting Minutes


Thank you for coming to the February Sugar House Community Council Meeting.  We are going to get right to it.

Approve Minutes-Will Kocher, Second-Rich Knickerbocker

Fire Station #3

Sugar House Fire we believe was caused by a couple of heaters being left on and the environment became just too hot. 

Ready.Gov suggests that since there may be power outages in the area, which will bar you from using electrical appliances, it is imperative to have foods on hand that you do not need to cook, or can eat cold, and are non-perishable. Some ideas are as follows:Canned goodsDried fruitPeanut butterProtein barsFood for infants Meals Ready to Eat (dehydrated food)It is possible to cook food without using electricity by using candle warmers, chafing dishes, fondue pots or a fireplace. However, should any of these methods not be available, we recommend having foods that you can eat without having to be cooked, or eaten cold, accessible in your kits to ensure proper nutrition is never far from reach. Please keep in mind, knowing when the items will expire PRIOR to having to use them will help ensure you and your families have sustenance until help can be reached. Salt Lake City Fire Emergency Management recommends checking your kits at least every few months and annotating expiration dates on a spreadsheet that is easily accessible. Visit here to learn more information on this topic. Be sure to follow @BeReadySLC on all major social media platforms for more preparedness tips! The American Heart Association designates February as National Heart Month. This is a good reminder for all of us to think critically about our cardiovascular health. When it comes to EMS response to a patient experiencing a cardiac arrest, time is key. SLC Fire developed our response to cardiac arrest incidents to ensure the patient’s best chance for survival, but we need your help. Did you know…When receiving report of a patient in cardiac distress, SLC911 dispatchers are able to help the caller initiate CPR in 71% of cases. That’s higher than the national average of 40%.In Salt Lake City, 22% of SLC Fire’s patients who experience a cardiac arrest survive to hospital discharge. That’s higher than the national, overall survival rate of 9%.Upon discharge following cardiac arrest, 82% of SLC Fire’s patients had good neurologic function, allowing them to more easily return to normal function in life. That’s higher than the national average of 80%.Of course, preventative measures such as lifestyle choices, physician-prescribed treatment and management of conditions, and reducing risk factors are always best. “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” But, we know that cardiac arrest isn’t always preventable. In those cases, your SLC firefighters are here to help. Help us to help you – when you observe someone in cardiac arrest: call 911 immediately; initiate CPR quickly; whenever possible, utilize an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). When first responders arrive, we’ll take over care and work toward the best possible outcome.In January, SLC Fire bid farewell to Captain Joe Bush, pictured above right with Fire Chief Karl Lieb. Capt. Bush retires after 31+ years dedicated service to the Salt Lake City community. Please join us in thanking him for his dedication and we wish him well as he moves forward in his journey! 
District 7 CIU Detective Sam Fallows
Michael G’s Spotlight on Business (SOB)Sugar House Chamber-Please support the Sugar House businesses that are trying to recover from the fire. Also please support the businesses as Highland Drive construction begins to ramp up.  We are going to start activating the plaza with events starting in April to get people to shop and eat in the business district. 
Sugar House Construction Update-SLC Ombudsman Bill Knowles

Salt Lake Mayor’s Office Liaison-Tim CosgroveAll-Star game is the weekend of Feb. 17-19.  Please come and take part in some of the activities around the city. Reminder to report everything through the SLC Mobile App.  This is the best way to report everything from potholes to homeless encampments. 
Lynn Jacobs, SLC Transportation and Leah Jaramillo A winter storm warning is in effect beginning today, Tuesday, February 21, through Wednesday, February 22. The project team has decided to postpone the planned lane closure until after the storm has passed and the road is cleared.
As early as Thursday, February 23, Highland Drive will be reduced to one lane southbound between 2700 South and Wilmington Avenue. This traffic plan will remain in place through construction, extending up to 2100 South later this spring.
Area businesses are open. See the map below to plan ahead, adjust your route, and #ShopSugarHouse.
Construction Details:Crews will begin replacing the water line near Warnock Avenue, just south of I-80, moving north on the east side of the road. Area residents can expect an increase in activity, noise and vibration during the day.
Stay up to datePhone: 888.556.0232Email: HighlandDr@slcgov.comWebsite:
Cristobal Villegas-UTA Community Engagement Specialist
Five Year Service Plan: Although the comment period is now closed, learning about what is being considered can prepare you to get ready for the next round of updates, estimated in 2025. Additionally, you may sign up for email updates!
 Long Range Transit Plan:  UTA is developing a 30-year Long Range Transit Plan (LRTP) focused on understanding and responding to the future needs of the communities we serve. This plan will provide a comprehensive, system wide vision to guide UTA’s planning into the future. Take the Transit Needs Survey!
 2023 My BeUTAHful Community Student Art Competition: This competition gives K-12 students in Utah the opportunity to self-express through public art, spark joy and creativity in others’ lives, make public transportation a better place to be, and celebrate and represent all things Utah. Any student or young person living in the state of Utah is invited to apply, regardless of their location or school status. One entry is allowed per student. “En español”
 Adopt-a-Stop: Be a steward of your community! Help take care of your local UTA bus stop. Partner with Utah Transit Authority (UTA) in a proactive, positive effort to keep your local bus stop and community safe, clean and thriving. The UTA Adopt-a-Stop program is available as a partnership with community organizations, including businesses, 501c3 organizations, government agencies, and other organized groups.
 NBA All-Star 2023: Salt Lake City is hosting the 72nd NBA All-Star Game, which will take place at Vivint Smart Home Arena, home of the Utah Jazz, on Sunday, February 19, 2023. This will mark the 30th anniversary of the 1993 NBA All-Star Game played in Salt Lake City. UTA is working on service plans for bus, TRAX, and FrontRunner from February 12-21, 2023. More information and detailed schedules are available at
Amy Fowler-District 7 City
Committee UpdatesLand Use and Zoning-Judi ShortKum and Go Gas Station will be on the Planning Commission agenda March 22nd
Parks, Open Spaces and Trails-Sally BarracloughStarting to have discussions about Allen Park and what will be done this spring and summer. I am working with group and will keep everyone in the know about what is going on.
9:00 Meeting Adjourned

Landon Clark