News from District One – February 7, 2014

Salt Lake City District One
Council Member James Rogers


Friday, February 7, 2014
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Olympic Inspiration Day
February 8
Noon to 4:00 p.m.

Discovery Gateway:
The Children’s
Museum of Utah

Share the Warmth

Free Admission with Donation of Blanket or Coat

Wanted: Student Art for College Scholarship

Deadline for submission isMarch 31, 2014
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SLC Council Office
451 South State St
P.O. Box 145476
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111

801-535-7600

What Happened at the February 4 Council Meeting?

Horse-Drawn Carriages 
The Council voted in favor of amending horse-drawn carriage regulations in Salt Lake City at its February 4 meeting. Under the ordinance amendments, a Horse-drawn Carriage Committee will be established to evaluate and recommend changes to the Council regarding: fees, temperature range, age of horses, hours of weekend operation, random drug testing of carriage drivers and carriage routes. The committee will meet at least quarterly. The amendments will also require carriage companies to provide an educational component for the public about carriage operation and how horses are cared for. Read moreabout the changes.
Impact Fees

The Council discussed the Administration’s proposed changes to the City’s impact fee schedule. Impact fees are charged to developers based on the increased need for public services resulting from growth due to the development. The Council will hold another discussion in March about a possible refund of impact fees for parks projects. The Council may also consider a temporary reduction to other impact fees.  The Council also voiced support for a longer process to review the 10-year project list for infrastructure improvements.Read more.
Budget Amendment No. 2 The Council discussed Budget Amendment No. 2 for Fiscal Year 2013-14. Budget amendments happen several times each year to reflect adjustments to the City’s budgets, including proposed project additions and modifications. The amendment contains a number of proposed adjustments to the FY 2013-14 budget, including funding for:
  • a portion of the costs of the Sugar House Streetcar, and various improvements to create a “greenway” within the corridor.
  • a transportation planner position to assist with capital improvement (building and roadway) projects.
  • a community process regarding climate change.
  • an additional trained nurse dispatcher to manage non-emergency calls from the 9-1-1 call-takers (donation funds from Utah Hospital Association).

The Council will further discuss Budget Amendment No. 2 at a later date and hold a Public Hearing on February 18, before taking action. Read more.

The Council also:

  • discussed the 4th Quarter Housing Report for Fiscal Year 2012-13 and 1st Quarter Housing Report for Fiscal Year 2013-14.
  • discussed the general procurement process for initiating an audit of the City’s construction project bid process.

Board and Commission Vacancies
 Board vacancies available for District One:
  • Business Advisory Board
  • Library Board
  • Parks, Natural Land, Trails and Urban Forestry Advisory Board

At large vacancies in the following boards:

  • Business Advisory Board
  • Golf Enterprise Fund Advisory Board
  • Historic Landmark Commission
  • Parks, Natural Land, Trails and Urban Forestry Advisory Board
  • Transportation Advisory Board

Vacancies that require specialized knowledge or skills:

  • Board of Appeals and Examiners (knowledge of building construction, housing and abatement codes)
  • City & County Building Conservancy and Use Committee (Utah Historical Society Representative)

To find out more information about any of these boards click here.

Connecting Residents to City Services
  

The Salt Lake City Citizen Access Portal enables customers to apply for permits, licenses, schedule an inspection, submit a service request or check the status of any of these activities online. This allows the City to reduce paperwork and improve response time to the public. The portal can be accessed here. Below are the services offered in the portal:

  • Building Services: research permits/ apply or pay for permits/inspections
  • Business Licensing: apply or pay for license/renew license/inspections
  • Engineering: apply or pay for permits/research permit status
  • Permit Parking: apply or pay for permits/renew permits
  • Fire: apply or pay for permits/research permits
  • Planning: apply or pay for some petitions/research petitions
  • Transportation: apply or pay for permits/research permits
  • Special Events: check permit status or pay for an event
  • Service Requests: report graffiti or need for sidewalk snow removal

Council Meeting Schedule

The City Council will hold their bi-annual retreat onTuesday, February 11 at 2:30 p.m.

Upcoming Council Meetings:

  • Tuesday, February 11 – Council Retreat, Work Session, and Limited Formal Meeting
  • Tuesday, February 18 – Work Session and Formal Meeting
  • Tuesday, March 4 – Work Session and Formal Meeting
  • Tuesday, March 18 – RDA Meeting and Council Work Session
  • Tuesday, March 25 – Work Session and Formal Meeting

Click here to view the 2014 meeting calendar.

 

* If you are unable to attend a City Council meeting, here are some other options to listen to a meeting:

  • Watch SLCTV live from a computer by visiting: www.slctv.com and click on “watch SLCTV live.”
  • To view a rebroadcast of a City Council meeting on SLCTV cable channel 17 and to obtain an SLCTV schedule click here.
  • To listen to a previous Council meeting or download a podcast click here.
  • Contact the City Recorders Office at 801-535-7671 and request a CD copy of a Council meeting or a particular agenda item.

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