For over two years, Cottonwood Heights City Council and staff have been working toward opening their own city hall. Cottonwood Heights was previously the only city to not have their own city hall. On Oct. 29, the city finally announced the opening of their new city hall with a ribbon cutting.
The Cottonwood Heights Youth City Council (YCC) hosts an annual dinner, formerly known as Dinner with the Mayor, with the Cottonwood Heights City mayor, council and additional staff members. YCC members evenly disperse throughout the dining area to discuss city happenings with their city leaders.
Over the past month, Cottonwood Heights City seems to have a new recognition or award every week during the city council business meeting. The community and economic development staff was recognized for getting the Business Friendly Community Award. Senior Planner Mike Johnson received recognition for his bicycle master plan. Finally, City Treasurer and Financial Reporting Manager David Muir received the Distinguished City’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report Award for the fourth year in a row.
Cottonwood Heights’ Historic Committee gave a presentation on the Union Pioneer Cemetery for the mayor and city council members. Three speakers told stories of some of the people who were buried in this cemetery. After the stories, the attendees visited the tombstones and observed the original stone and wooden tombstones that have been preserved in a stone slab.
The Spring Lane sidewalk project will greatly improve pedestrian safety.
Each year, the Utah Democratic Party nominates and honors a woman for her long-term commitment to the Democratic Party and the community and who upholds the tireless efforts Eleanor Roosevelt established in the 1930s.
No mother wants to hear her child speak the words “I want to die.” But for parents of children battling depression, that is a fear. And for me, it became a reality when one of my own children was struggling and needed help.
Introducing the new Cottonwood Heights city recorder, Paula Melgar. Melgar joins the city staff after the previous recorder’s retirement. She comes to Cottonwood Heights with more than adequate experience and education. Melgar has great things to say about the Cottonwood Heights staff, residents and community.
Since Cottonwood Heights’ incorporation in 2005, the city offices were rented from a building on Fort Union. The offices shared the building with many independent businesses. After years of planning for the city to have their own city hall building, the construction has finally been completed. On Sept. 13, 2016, the city council meeting was held in the new council chambers for the first time.