SHCC Meeting Minutes – March 2012

SHCC Meeting Minutes – March 2012



Meeting Minutes – March 7, 2012

The regular meeting of the Sugar House Community Council was held on Wednesday, March 7, 2012, at 7:00pm, at the Sprague Library. Trustees in attendance were Joedy Lister, Shelia O’Driscoll, Sally Barraclough, Rawlins Young, Larry Migliaccio, Ruth Price, Scott Kisling, Amy Barry, Judi Short, Cabot Nelson, Christopher Thomas, David Mulder, Topher Horman, Benny Keele, Russell Callister, Jim Brown, Michael G. Kavanagh, and Laurie Bray. Christopher Thomas served as chair and Cabot Nelson as secretary. The trustees noted as excused were Annalisa Holcomb, Travis Pearce, Grace Sperry, and Robin Bastar.

Call to order at 7:01pm. The minutes of the February meeting were approved.

Amy Barry presented a proposal for altering the trustee allocation.

Committee reports

Judi Short reported for the Land Use and Zoning committee. The following resolution was adopted:

1.) Throughout all the meetings and workshops and Open Houses, it seems pretty clear that there is overwhelming support to bring the Sugar House Streetcar up to Highland Drive, Alignment 2A.

2.) Most people want to see the Streetcar extend into a streetcar network that is citywide. (We know that SLC is working on a long-range plan) Alignment 2B

3.) Most people want the Streetcar to get to the center of Sugar House (21st South and 11th East), because then we can connect to the greater system in the future. It also means that the Streetcar will be able to serve all of the businesses in the Sugar House Business District. Alignment 2B.

Therefore, I move that the Sugar House Community Council support the Locally Preferred Alternatives 2A and 2B. We will study the issues again when the city is ready to decide on the alignment of 2C. We would like to see special care to energize the plaza and take minimal amount of space with the street car.


Sally Barraclough reported for the Parks, Open Space, and Trails committee.

Larry Migliaccio reported for the Transportation committee.

Amy Barry reported for the Sustainability committee.

Cabot Nelson reported for the Web and Internet committee. The SHCC spent $12.00 to renew the domain name “”.

Shelia O’Driscoll reported for the Affordable Housing committee.

Laurie Bray reported for the Arts and Cultural committee.

Scott Kisling reported for the SH Business committee.

Community groups and projects

Judi Short reported for the streetcar planning and construction update.

Special presentations

Emy Maloutas, Parks & Public Lands Division Program Director, reported on the pond and irrigation at Fairmont Park.

The following motion was passed:

Move to support SLC Parks staff in their project to convert the bank of the Fairmont Park pond to a crushed rock and decomposed granite, and to channel the springwater seepage into the pond reducing the muddy area.

Community and City Presentations

Det. Boelter, SLPD, gave a report on area crime.

Michael G. Kavanagh introduced Paul Schaaf of Plumbing Plus at 2021 South 1100 East

In lieu of Dolly Rauh, Susan Fine reported on library events.

Shawn McDonough gave a report for the Mayor’s Office.


Adjourned at 9:00pm.

Landon Clark