SHCC Meeting Minutes – August 2010

SHCC Meeting Minutes – August 2010


August 4, 2010

~ Sugar House Community Council Draft Meeting Minutes – August 4, 2010 ~

Trustees Present – Amy Barry, Robin Bastar, Laurie Bray, Elaine Brown, Jim Brown, Russ Callister, Philip Carlson, Sarah Carlson, Pattie DeNunzio, Dolores Donohoo, Michael G. Kavanagh, Larry Migliaccio, Cabot Nelson, Sheila O’Driscoll, Lynne Olson, Susie Petheram, Ray Pugsley, Maggie Shaw, Judi Short, Christopher Thomas, Sandra Walsh, and Rawlins Young.

Trustees Absent Excused – Sally Barraclough, Barbara Green, Carlyle Harris, Benny Keele, Dave Mulder, Derek Payne, Travis Pearce, and Grace Sperry.

Trustees Absent Unexcused – Jason Bradley, Greg Carter and Ruth Price.

Others Present – Rep. Brian King, Jaelene Myrup, Russ Samuels, Bob Evans, Suzanne Weaver, Heber Slabbert, Soren Simonsen, Becca Roolf and Karen Burns.


Call to Order – Philip Carlson, 7:02pm
Philip Carlson’s motion to approve minutes amended to show Cabot Nelson’s excused July absence approved unanimously. 

Public Comments – Annalisa Steggell-Holcombe from Westminster spoke about the College’s ranking in the publication listing the best of 373 colleges in the United States by students.  Westminster ranks 13th for quality of life and 15th for a positive relationship with the local community.  Students at Westminster have a strong view of where they go to school and the incoming student body leadership want to build upon those relationships.  August 21st is a community service day for all incoming students to get them out in the community.

Officers Report
Chair – Tote bags are for sale as a fundraiser $15 see Judi if you want one.
Treasurer – Dolores Donohoo reports a beginning balance of $3,001.21 with a July ending balance of $2,550.21.

Committee Reports – View committee reports on

  •  Land Use & Zoning – The planning commission approved Chick-Fil-A’s proposal with the provisions that the building be oriented toward the street and the drive thru placed in the back of the building.  Upcoming items on the planning commission agenda: August 11th Crandall Cove (2853 S Crandall Ave) a proposed new 6 home subdivision (more info visit, Soliei Cove PUD (2178 E 1700 S), August 21st Westminster mixed use development (1300 E 2120 S).
  • Parks, Open Space & Trails – Imperial Neighborhood Park had successful fundraiser and thanks Whole Foods of Sugar House for sponsoring event.  Parley’s Trail Coalition ribbon cutting event tentatively set for Sept 24th.  CDBG proposal deadline is Aug 30th and the CIP applications are not available yet.  None of the 2010 applications were approved so they plan to reapply for all projects. 
  • Transportation – Committee has been using the publication Third Motor Age to gain a critical perspective on transportation proposals to help make better suggestions. Kevin Young with SLC Transportation is proposing to 1300 E between 2100 S to 3300 S conducted a U of U study and have asked to be on September agenda.
  • Sustainability – August 26th is the last day for Household Hazardous Waste Collection at Sugar House Park 7:00 – 10:00am.  Take all hazardous items, expired medications and electronics.
  • Farmers Market Booth Update – Made a small amount of money, had a great time interacting with people.  We need help working the booth for August 27th.
  • Bylaws – No report
  • Finance –  Committee is now full with Sarah, Dolores, Robin, Cabot, and Christopher.  Discussed analyzing what we have spent money on in the past to properly budget and get proposed budgets from committee chairs and fundraising ideas.

Articles of Incorporation Amendment – Robin Bastar – Robin Bastar’s motion to amend the articles of incorporation to include, “upon the dissolution of this organization, assets shall be distributed for one or more exempt purposes within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code, or shall be distributed to the federal government, or to a state or local government, for a public purpose.” passes 17-1.

Special Presentations –

  • Wilmington Gardens Project – Brent Tippetts, Lance Bullen, Aabir Malik  – The Wilmington Ave project is a partnership with Dee’s Inc and Woodbury Corp and consists of 2 parcels located between Comcast bldg and Sugar House Commons and a parking area south of Wilmington Ave with 300-500 stalls.  The primary building will have retail on the ground floor, 2nd floor commercial/office and 3-7 levels of 80-100 apartment  ranging from studio to 2 bedroom.  Subsurface parking will be available to residents and tenants.  A small number of townhomes are proposed for the northwest corner of the parcel and a community space located in the center.  Goals and elements of design were to encourage foot and bike traffic to increase connectivity as a pedestrian oriented development.  They have focused on logical foot connections with respect to redevelopment of the Sugar House Draw, pedestrian traffic to Westminster College, logical bicycle traffic, Hidden Hollow, and the possibility of future streetcar.  They wish to enhance the area by promoting a 24-hour community and integrate with Hidden Hollow to all and encourage more access.  The proposal hopes to accomplish this by reduce surface parking on the site to promote community space.  They have gathered input from the RDA, Utah Open Lands, PRATT, Salt Lake City Arts Council, SLC Planning & Zoning, and public comments from the July 3rd street festival.  The proposed design incorporates a community space that may be multi-functioning as a space for outdoor music, community garden, market, art, etc.  Questions ranged from inquiries about shadow study, finances, foot paths, affordable housing, community space uses, and a vision for the PRATT trail.
  • Kiwanis Club of Sugar House – Hank Kennedy – Kiwani’s Club has been around for a long time and working in our community.  They have several programs to support the Boys & Girls Club such as, Shop for a Child project in December, are  involved with area schools providing leadership training for students to encourage them to learn the value of community services, organize an annual clean up of Hidden Hollow, reading program to elementary 2nd graders and distribute free books.  Meet on Tuesdays at Forest Dale golf course at noon lunch from 12-1 and 1-2 speakers and encourage people to join and get involved.  Annual golf tournament fundraiser coming up on September 16th, for more information or check the SHCC website.

Monthly Presentations –

  • Sugar House Merchants’ Report – Michael G. Kavanagh reports the merchant’s breakfast discussed Westminster accolades, farmers market, Sprague Library update and police report.
  • Business Spotlight – Michael G. Kavanagh – Clay Eldredge, Wild Alaska Seafood Cache not present.
  • Police Report – Detective Boelter 801-799-3669 –  A little high on car prowls, keep your valuables out of sight.  Police have made an arrest in the recent business robberies in the area.  Clarified the policy about camping in parks and stated the police will be enforcing after hours rules.  Also, the fusion patrol is working to address concerns about increasing drug activity as drivebys and homes.
  • Mayor’s Office Report – Shawn McDonough 801-535-6338 .  HAWK Pedestrian signal lights on  1300 E are up and operational.  Old lights are being placed on West Temple and near Anderson/Foothill Library.  City putting efforts into comprehensive sustainability ordinances focusing on 10 areas.  New event in Pioneer Park on Friday nights from 7:00-10:00pm called Rock Docs and is conjunction with the Salt Lake Film Center and Downtown Alliance.  Performance from a local band is followed by a documentary on a rock group, for a full schedule visit 
  • City Council Update – Soren Simonsen – .  Becca Roolf, Bicycle/Pedestrian Coordinator presented about a proposed project along 2100 E Parley’s Canyon Blvd for a possible bike route.  Studies concluded the road is not wide enough for 2 traffic lanes and a bike lane so they further studied the possibility of eliminating some street parking on one side to meet parking demands and add a bike lane.  Community meeting on August 18th from 6:30-7:30pm at the Scout House LDS church near 2335 S Parley’s Cir.

Cabot Nelson’s motion made by to adjourn passed unanimously.

Adjournment 9:03 pm

Landon Clark