I’m happy to report that the just-concluded session of the Utah legislature had what I believe are some big “wins” for the residents of Salt Lake County, as well as what I see as one major “loss”.
The future belongs to those who prepare for it, and officials in Cottonwood Heights City are working to stay ahead of the curve. In this case, it involves both curves and straightaways—along Fort Union Blvd.
Self-determination and two years of hard work led to the annexation of more than 3,300 Olympus Hills residents into Holladay City.
For Holladay voters, it seems the 2015 election may be vote by mail only. The city council has voted to go to a mail-in ballot system for this year’s municipal elections in November.
Motorists driving through Cottonwood Heights may notice new brown and white signs proclaiming certain locations as “Historic” sites. Thanks to the effort of the city’s Historic Committee, signs have been placed at several locations that were significant to the early years of the community.
Anticipation is building to get the new Holladay City playground at 4580 South Holladay Blvd. built and open by this summer. So much so that some residents are smashing their piggy banks to help get the playground started.
“I think it’s an exciting opportunity for singers out there. Whoever enjoys good plural music, we would certainly welcome their participation . . . I think it would be open to everyone—you wouldn’t have to be a resident of Cottonwood Heights,” Sheila Armstrong said.
Holladay City has received some grant money for improvements to its bike routes. That’s the good news. The bad news is there is a deadline for spending the money.
“These are our marching orders for the year,” City Manager Randy Fitts said. “Everyone walks into the meeting with their laundry list of ideas, and then we decide what really might work and what improvements really can and should be made.”
The public recently had the opportunity to review and discuss Mountain Accord’s recently released blueprint to transform the Utah experience.