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5600 West Construction Open House

The City of West Jordan will host an open house on Thursday, February 23, from 5-7 p.m. to present information about the planned widening of 5600 West between 7800 South and 8600 South. The public open house will be held at West Hills Middle School, 8270 Grizzly Way. We encourage residents and business owners to attend and come learn more about the project and speak with the project team. No formal presentations will be given, please stop by anytime during the scheduled open house hours.

Project Information

Beginning this summer/fall, crews will widen 5600 West between 7800 South and 8600 South. The widening will include:

  • New signal at 8200 South
  • Improvements to old pavement
  • New sidewalk
  • Improved drainage facilities
  • Bicycle lanes
  • New lighting and privacy wall where none exist

 

Project Contact Information:

This project has a dedicated public information team to work with area residents and stakeholders. Please feel free to contact us about this project. We are here to help! Contact us by emailing

5600wconstruction@wjordan.com or calling the project hotline at 888-966-6624, ext 5.

Groundbreaking ceremony for new West Jordan public works building

February 14, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Groundbreaking ceremony for new West Jordan public works building

Thursday, February 16 at 10 a.m.

 

(West Jordan, Utah) – West Jordan City officials will break ground for a public works building Thursday,     Feb. 16 at 10 a.m. at 7960 S. 4000 West. The building will be built on the site of the old facility, which was dedicated in 1986 when the city had 35,744 people. Today, West Jordan has over 110,000 residents.

 

“We have been working for the past seven years to get this facility built,” said Mayor Kim V. Rolfe. “The current building has safety issues, is outdated, and too small to house the personnel and equipment that provide many of our core services.  We also need additional space to store vehicles that are weather sensitive and service a variety of equipment that ranges from lawn mowers to police cars to snowplows to fire engines. The new building is designed to last 50 years and support our city at build-out.”

 

The main public works building will cost about $15 million and include space to support 100 staff members, most of whom will not have actual offices but rather “huddle space” where they can meet for daily briefings before being deployed into the field. An additional $11.5 million is budgeted for accessory structures (salt storage and racks for snow removal; dump station for the street sweeper and vactor trucks; road base storage; etc.), undergrounding power lines along 4000 West; construction management and design fees; demolition of the existing building; and other site improvements.

 

The City Council unanimously supported the construction of the public works complex, but they were undecided on a location. “After evaluating different options, the most cost-effective solution was to build the facility on land the city already owns,” City Manager Mark Palesh said. The current building sits on 10 acres and is adjacent to the Youth Soccer Complex, of which seven acres will be used, giving the site a total of 17 acres when completed. The new building will require the demolition of two soccer fields.

 

“The short-term solution is to open up fields that were going to be closed for maintenance this season so that we keep the same number of fields,” said Brian Clegg, parks director. “The long-term solution is to move forward with plans to build the additional fields at Ron Wood Park.”

 

The old public works building will stay intact until the new one is complete so that there is no interruption of service.  The public works facility houses the city’s water, sewer, stormwater, streets, electrical, facilities, fleet, and parks crews and their equipment. The city fueling station and maintenance of the city’s fleet also take place in this building. The city fleet includes about 450 vehicles (trucks, street sweepers, police cars, fire engines, etc.) and 400 additional pieces of equipment (backhoes, lawn mowers, trimmers, front end loaders, and more).

 

JRCA Architects designed the facility, and Hogan Construction is building it. For more information, contact Kim Wells at 801-569-5163 or kimw@wjordan.com.  (Pictures in attached pdf.)

 

Contact: Kim Wells

Public Information Officer

8000 South Redwood Road

West Jordan, UT 84088

Office: (801) 569-5163

kimw@wjordan.com

 

7000 South Construction – First Week

The first week of construction for the 7000 South utility project is wrapping up. Here’s what has been accomplished so far and an overview of next week’s work, which includes at closure at Camelot and 7000 South:

 

Work Complete

  • The crew working at the Salt Lake/Utah canal completed excavation of the overflow structure and digging out bore pits.  The bore pits are to prepare for the water, sewer, and storm drain bores under the canal.
  • The crew working at the South Jordan canal completed a water bypass/diversion around the existing box culvert and excavated for the South Jordan overflow structure.  The bypass is to prepare for replacement of the existing box culvert.
  • The crew working at 1985 West completed the installation of two temporary sewer manholes to bypass existing sewer.  They are installing temporary sewer pipe going west.
  • Residents, businesses and schools in the area have been notified of the project and invited to subscribe to project updates at construction@wjordan.com.

 

Work Schedule – Week 2/13/17

  • The bore crew at the Salt Lake/Utah canal will begin boring under the existing canal next week.  We will dig receiving pits on the west side of the canal for the bores.
  • Traffic will switch at the South Jordan canal so east-bound traffic will be on the south and west-bound traffic will be on the far north side of the road. Crews will install a 42” sewer casing in the center of the road, then begin work on the 54” concrete storm drain pipe going under the canal.
  • The sewer crew that started at 1985 West will continue installing mainline sewer going west from their current location.
  • Access to Camelot (1910 West) will be closed at 7000 South from 02/13-02/18. Residents will need to find an alternate route because construction crews will be installing a sewer line at this intersection.

 

Also, this week about $2,000 worth of equipment was stolen. If you see any suspicious activity, please call the police at 801-840-4000 or 911 if it’s a crime in progress. Questions? Please email construction@wjordan.com or call 801-569-5101.

 

Thank you for your patience as crews work to remove and replace outdated pipes, install box culvert canal sections, and remove and replace old utility services!

Export Acceleration Grant:Helping Small Business Go Global

Is your small-to-medium size business looking to expand globally?

On Tuesday, January 25, 2017 Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams, World Trade Center Utah, and J.P. Morgan Chase announced the launch of the Utah Export Acceleration Grant, a $200,000 fund to help small-to-medium sized businesses expand globally.

Companies are eligible to receive up to $10,000 in funding depending on specific needs related to their international expansion.

The Utah Export Acceleration grant is an important part of accomplishing the goals set out in the Global Cities Initiative to increase exports in the Salt Lake metro area.

These grant funds will be managed by World Trade Center Utah and are made possible thanks to a generous contribution from JP Morgan Chase & Co.

Apply now, submissions will be reviewed on an ongoing basis over the next year.

Staybridge Suites Wins 2016 Torchbearer Award For Excellence In Hospitality!

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We’re excited to share that the Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) has awarded the Staybridge Suites Hotel in Midvale Utah the 2016 Torchbearer Award. The IHG global company operates seven hotel brands including Staybridge Suites. The IHG system is comprised of more than 4,900 hotels and is in nearly 100 countries and territories around the world. Staybridge Suites Midvale Utah was recognized by the Intercontinental Hotel Group for achieving the highest level of excellence in all aspects of operation and quality of service to customer satisfaction The Torchbearer Award is only given to the hotels whose staff provide the highest quality and service to their guest. This honor of receiving this prestigious award is given to only top system hotels that meet all the criteria from IHG. Staybridge Suites Midvale is very proud of our staff for being recognized as an exceptional model of hospitality and service excellence.

How Winners Are Determined:
Factors that distinguish our hotel from its peers is determined on three core fundamentals: happy professional team members who demonstrate aggressive friendliness, a clean and functional property and completely satisfied guests.
The Torchbearer is IHG’s highest honor for quality and service and is awarded to the top Staybridge Suite hotels in North America superior in all operations over 12 consecutive months.

Staybridge Suites Hotel Midvale Utah opened in September 2013, and has since received the following Awards from IHG
The New Development Design Award 2014
The New Comer Award 2015
The Torchbearer Award 2016

Staybridge Suites Hotel Midvale Utah is owned and operated by Utah Hospitality Group
Utah Hospitality is committed to creating quality hotels that provide warm, welcoming hospitality to the traveling public. Utah Hospitality has been managing hotels in Utah and throughout the U.S. since 1994. They currently own and operate the Staybridge Suites Midvale Utah. Towne Place Suites West Valley Utah, Fairfield Inn Midvale Utah, Comfort Inn & Royal Garden Inn Salt Lake City Utah, and Holiday Inn Express Buckeye Arizona. A new Residence Inn is currently under construction and will open fall of 2017. Utah Hospitality maintains a field operations office in Salt Lake City headed up by Rich Rosa, CHA, Vice President of Operations.

US EXPANSION CONTINUES: MY PLACE HOTEL-WEST JORDAN, UT SET TO OPEN Q1 OF 2017!

West Jordan, UT-January 18, 2017—My Place Hotels will soon double its presence in Salt Lake City’s metropolitan area only 10 months after making its debut in the heart of Salt Lake Valley! West Jordan’s newest hotel is located in the Jordan Landing Development at 7424 South Campus View Drive, just minutes from the breathtaking Oquirrh mountains   it looks upon. In addition to its scenic backdrop, the convenient location will offer guests easy access to  a plethora of diverse dining and retail options. The brand new 4-story, 63-room extended stay hotel is anticipated to open this February, marking My Place’s 30th open location nationally.

My Place Hotel-West Jordan, UT is independently owned by Hotel Barons JLA, LLC. It is the third My Place hotel developed by Principal Engineer Craig Larsen, a Salt Lake Valley native. Larsen’s first My Place hotel opened in Rock Springs, Wyoming in March 2015. His second opened in West Valley, Utah in April 2016.

Salt Lake Valley native Craig Larsen opened his second My Place hotel inWest Valley City, UT in April 2016.

While the opening of his first My Place hotel marked Larsen’s entrance to the hotel industry, he noted the straightforward concept and comprehensive brand support has allowed for him to streamline each project—resulting in a faster pace of development.

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“It’s a simple and effective way to own and operate a hotel,” Larsen said. “The My Place team provides excellent resources to help you through the process of building and operating a successful hotel business.”

The project broke ground in August, 2016. Construction is slated for completion in February, 2017!

My Place EVP of Franchise Development Terry Kline said he is extremely pleased My Place’s aggressive plans for national expansion will result in a first time occurrence for the brand: the opening of a second My Place hotel within the same metro area.

“We are very excited our objectives will soon result in the opening of the second My Place hotel in Salt Lake Valley, and we congratulate Craig Larsen and his partners at Hotel Barons JLA, LLC. on their third My Place hotel,” Kline said. “We are immensely pleased to be working with them to provide guests in the popular Jordan Crossing retail area with great value and the finest in quality lodging options that will satisfy their every need!”

As new My Place franchises are in some phase of development and construction in surrounding states, an old adage rings true: there is strength in numbers.

While Larsen is still a My Place trailblazer in Utah, he’s excited to see a vision realized through the work of other franchisees and developers in the surrounding area.

In addition to the stunning views of Utah’s mountains, guests will enjoy a convenient location with easy access to dining and retail options.

“I was establishing the brand in this region, and before too long I was connecting with other My  Place  developers  to  really  establish  the  My Place name nationwide,” Larsen said. “We are thrilled to see this happening with the state surrounding Utah and our current  projects.”

All My Place Hotels offer modern amenities at an affordable price including nightly, weekly and monthly rate options. Each extended stay guest room will feature a My Kitchen, complete with a two- burner cooktop, a microwave and a full refrigerator. The property is pet friendly and will also include on-site laundry facilities, complimentary high speed Internet service and a 24-hour My Store, located in the hotel lobby and stocked with an array of supplies for the guests’ convenience. Additionally, guests are invited to enjoy the new Breakfast in Bed option for a minimal cost.

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My Place Hotels of America, LLC. is persistently advancing in its campaign for U.S. expansion of the recently launched franchise system. The chain currently has 28 hotels open and operating with a  near-term pipeline of  32 additional hotels and midterm commitments for upwards of 40 more hotels to follow. To book your stay at My Place, please call the toll-free reservation line at: 855-200-5685, or visit myplacehotels.com to book online.

My Place Hotels of America, LLC is a Franchise

company   that   focuses  on providing a clean and comfortable facility, with modern amenities, and great  customer   service, all  at  an  affordable   price.  My  Place  Hotels   of America, LLC is based out  of  Aberdeen,  SD,   and offers franchisees a new construction brand, designed to  ensure quality, consistency and the highest of standards for delivering marketplace value. For more information on becoming part of our growing franchisee family, please visit myplacehotels. com or contact Terry Kline at (605) 725-5685.

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January 11, 2017 City Council Position Paper

THE CITY OF WEST JORDAN CITY COUNCIL MEETING
COUNCIL CHAMBERS 3rd FLOOR
8000 SOUTH REDWOOD ROAD
JANUARY 11, 2017
6:00 P.M.

6. CONSENT ITEMS
a. Approve the minutes of December 7, 2016 as presented (Melanie Briggs) Consent 6a.pdf

b. Approve Resolution 17-01, declaring items from various City Departments that are no longer of any value or use as surplus property, and authorize the disposition (Mark Palesh) Consent 6b.pdf

c. Approve Resolution 17-02, approving a Purchase Order to PSI for special testing services for the new Public Works facility, in an amount not-to-exceed $63,529.00 (Wendell Rigby)  Consent 6c.pdf

d. Approve Resolution 17-03, authorizing the Mayor to execute Change Order #2 to Kilgore Contracting for work required for the Ron Wood Parkway Widening Project, in an amount not to exceed $21,736.36 (Wendell Rigby) Consent 6d.pdf

The Chamber advocates for businesses in the City of West Jordan. Therefore, the Chamber would prefer that City contracts be awarded to businesses in the City.  The City Manager is also in support of that objective and has instituted a rule that if a West Jordan City Business is within 5% of the lowest bidder, preference will be given to the West Jordan City Business.  The Chamber is currently working with the City Manager’s office to alert West Jordan Businesses to the availability of open bids.  The Chamber is also working with local businesses to ensure a level playing field when it comes to the bidding processes to allow local businesses the opportunity to compete.

  1. Approve Resolution 17-04, authorizing a Purchase Order with Oldcastle Precast for the purchase of a 15’ x 4’ precast box culvert required for accelerated construction schedule at the South Jordan Canal at 2300 West 7000 South, in an amount not to exceed $59,200.00 (Wendell Rigby) Consent 6e.pdf

    f. Approve Resolution 17-07, confirming the City Manager’s appointment of members to serve on the Board of Adjustment (Mark Palesh) Consent 6f.pdf

    7. PUBLIC HEARING
    a. Receive public input and consider for approval Ordinance 17-01, regarding a General Plan Land Use Map Amendment for 6.25 acres from Professional Office to High Density Residential and Rezone 6.25 acres from RR-1A (Rural Residential 1-acre lots) Zone to PRD (H) (Planned Residential Development – High Density) Zone for Gansen Carriages located at approximately 8679 South Redwood Road; Oakwood Homes, applicant (David Oka) PH 7a.pdf

The Chamber opposes all rezoning that would create smaller lots and higher density housing under the premise that consumers with larger lots tend to have higher amounts of disposable income to re-invest in the community. In addition, it is our opinion that higher density housing diminishes the quality of life and results in additional costs for police and fire.  We also believe in supporting the professional city planners that originally formulated the zoning in an effort to strategically create a thriving community.

  1. Receive public input and consider for approval Ordinance 17-02, regarding a Preliminary Development Plan establishing density of 14.35 dwelling unit per acre) for Gladstone Place located at approximately 7800 south Mountain View Corridor in the HFR (WSPA) Zoning District; Garbett Land Investments, LC/Richard Welch, applicant (David Oka) PH 7b.pdf

The Chamber opposes all rezoning that would create smaller lots and higher density housing under the premise that consumers with larger lots tend to have higher amounts of disposable income to re-invest in the community. In addition, it is our opinion that higher density housing diminishes the quality of life and results in additional costs for police and fire.  We also believe in supporting the professional city planners that originally formulated the zoning in an effort to strategically create a thriving community.

  1. BUSINESS ITEMS
    a. Discussion and possible action regarding Resolution 17-05, regarding an Appeal of Impact Fees Paid for Overland Storage LLC, and a reimbursement in the amount of $74,962.93 (David Oka) Bus 8a.pdf

    b. Discussion and possible action regarding Resolution 17-06, confirming the appointment of a Council Member to serve as Mayor Pro-Tempore for 2017 (Melanie Briggs) Bus 8b.pdf

    c. Discussion of a maximum of five City Council Goals for completion during the 2017 calendar year; allowing staff to be prepared on January 27, 2017, for the Strategic Planning Session discussion to be held in the Community Room (Mayor Rolfe) Bus 8c.pdf

    9. REMARKS

    10. CLOSED SESSION
    a. Discussion of the character professional competence, or physical or mental health of an individual
    b. Strategy session to discuss pending or reasonably imminent litigation
    c. Strategy sessions to discuss the purchase, exchange, or lease of real property, including any form of a water right or water shares

    11. ADJOURN

2017 U.S. Speed Skating Championships

2017 U.S. Speed Skating Championships

Short and Long Track Speed Skating athletes from around the United States come to the

Utah Olympic Oval

Kearns, UT (December 27, 2016) – In partnership with U.S. Speedskating and the Utah Sports Commission the Utah Olympic Oval will be hosting the U.S. Speed Skating Championships on January 6, 7 and 8, 2017. For the first time, both Short and Long Track U.S. Championships will be at the same venue on the same dates. Race officials anticipate a field of 160 of the best U.S. short and long track speed skating athletes to race in hopes to qualify for a spot representing the U.S. in the prestigious World Cup and World Cup Sprint circuits. Admission to this world class event is free.

In addition to all the action, there will be a series of Short Track races the U.S. skaters do during the season called the American Cup Series. “AmCups” are held throughout the season each in a different city. Points from the U.S. Championships will count towards the “AmCup” series.

Long and Short Track Quick Explanation:

All long track races are held in pairs, for which two lanes on the track are used. Skaters wear bands around their upper arm to identify which lane they started in. The colors are white for inner lane and red for outer lane. On the back straight, the skaters switch lanes, which causes them both to cover the same distance per lap.

Different from long track speed skating, short track features a mass-start with up to six skaters and high-paced, high-contact skating action. The competition takes place on an international-sized ice hockey rink measuring 60 meters by 30 meters.

Competition Schedule:

Friday, January 6:             Long Track (Doors at 8 a.m.; Trials 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. MST)

Short Track (Doors at 8 a.m.: Qualifiers 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. MST)

Saturday, January 7:        Long Track (Doors at 8 a.m.; Competition 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. MST)

Short Track (Doors at 8 a.m.: Competition 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. MST)

Sunday, January 8:           Long Track (Doors at 8 a.m.; Competition 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. MST)

Short Track (Doors at 8 a.m.: Competition 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. MST)

Spectators will be invited to participate in a community festival on Saturday held inside the Oval arena. The community festival will open at 12 p.m. MST on Saturday. Family-friendly activities include bounce houses, corn hole, and sponsor pop up stores as well as food and beverage offerings. The community festival is held in partnership with U.S. Speedskating.

“We are always excited to host part of the U.S. Speed Skating Championships but having both Long and Short Track here at the same time makes this event even more special,” said Derek Parra, Utah Olympic Oval Sport Director. “This event will also give the public a preview of Olympic Trials and the road to the 2018 Olympics.”

Home to the ‘Fastest Ice on Earth,’ the Olympic Oval has set over 86 world records since 2002.

For more information on this event, race schedules, or other events please visit UtahOlympicLegacy.org.

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About Utah Olympic Oval

Built in 2001 just in time for the Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Winter Games, Utah Olympic Oval is located in the community of Kearns, just 16 miles west of Salt Lake City, Utah. The five‐acre venue houses Utah’s only 400‐meter speed skating oval and two international‐sized ice sheets as well as a state‐of‐the‐art four‐lane 442‐meter running track. Today, Utah Olympic Oval is a dynamic multi‐use facility focused on developing and growing participation in ice sports in the state of Utah. Designated an official U.S.Olympic Training Site by the United States Olympic Committee, the venue is headquarters for U.S. Speedskating, ensuring a legacy of continued growth and international success for the sport. With 10 Olympic records and eight world records, the venue stands uncontested as the ‘Fastest Ice on Earth.’ For more information about the venue, please visit UtahOlympicLegacy.org or call 801‐968‐6825.

 

About US Speedskating
From Pond to Podium, we are US Speedskating. We grow and nurture a sport where all ages can experience the thrill of speed and the camaraderie of the skating community. US Speedskating is responsible for the development of speed skating from grassroots to the highest elite racing programs. US Speedskating is recognized by the United States Olympic Committee and the International Skating Union as the governing body for the sport of speed skating in the United States. The Organization has won 86 Olympic medals to-date, making it one of the most successful sports in U.S. Olympic history. US Speedskating is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Follow us on TwitterInstagram, on Facebook and at www.usspeedskating.org.

 

About Utah Sports Commission

The Utah Sports Commission, a not-for-profit 501c6 business league and Utah Sports Commission Foundation, a not-for-profit 501c3 charitable organization, is governed by an all-volunteer Board of Trustees consisting of statewide sports, business, community, and government leaders. The Sports Commission was created to be a catalyst for Utah in its Olympic legacy efforts and to help enhance Utah’s economy, image and quality of life through the attraction, promotion and development of national and international sports. The Sports Commission works closely with communities, sports entities, and organizations to provide event services ranging from the bid process, on-site logistics, volunteer coordination, sponsorships and promotional opportunities and other related services. For more information, visit www.utahsportscommission.com

 

Media Contact: Jason Dyer

Jdyer@uolf.org

(801)386-6980

 

Local Emergency Planning Commission

LEPC Meeting Minutes

December 8, 2016 10:00 AM

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Attendance: Reed Scharman, WJFD; Aisza Wilde, WJ Chamber of Commerce; Chuck McStotts, South Valley Water; Tim Bussey, H20 Environmental; Jerry Warner, Enviro Care; Erik Nebeker, SL Co HD; Marti Whiteman, WJFD

WJFD Deputy Chief, Reed Scharman opened the meeting at 10:03 a.m.

Introductions of attendees

Announcements

  • Reed commented on a topic brought out in the SERC (State Emergency Response Commission). President Obama declaration of #13650 from 2014. This was in reference to the West Texas explosion of Ammonium Nitrate. The President required department heads, such as the EPA, Homeland Security and Department of Transportation to look at hazardous materials. These are old regulations brought forward and departments need to be re-educated.

In Texas there was only a minimal fire department response. Here in this valley we have a professional system. We are interfaced with LEPC which is open to public. In West Texas they did not have a full time staff.

What are the requirements? Business who generate hazardous wastes need to report to us. Each year, business have to report to the LEPC between December 31st through March 1st on the list of list of hazardous materials by quantity.

Some business that are hazardous waste users may not report under our Tier II.

West Jordan handles this through our annual business inspection, in our city we have about 1,400 business. Some offices may be inspected every other year. It is important to find those who produce small quantities of hazardous wastes. The chemical amounts aren’t big enough to be on the list of list for tier II. Waste by product may generate enough to report, they are required to know their industry. An example, a candle company gets larger then as they mix and batch the wastes goes into many barrels and needs to be disposed. It is a risk associated with storage that the business did not have before. That should be reported. The fire department needs to know the hazards and it is possible that someone can use these materials as a weapon.

Contact Reed if you have any questions on reporting hazardous storage or he can refer you to the proper authority.

  • In reference to the San Francisco warehouse fire where they held a RAVE concert. Here in West Jordan we do not have any large warehouse available for a RAVE. But, if you see anyone advertising or any public invitation flyers

to a gathering at industrial place give us a call. In our city most buildings are 90% sprinkled since 1975.

  • IPAWS – This is a local Integrated Public Alert Warning System – similar to Amber Alert system. It puts out a message to your cell phone based on cell tower location to evacuate. This alerts everyone in that area.

Round Table

  • Dannon – There are odors are coming from the tanks to the trucks. Complaints on the smells are being handled.
  • Chamber-Gala coming in January. There is an Economic Development Summit on March 15th at the Viridian Library. Health Fair to come in 2017
  • The state is monitoring for radio-active materials – It is a passive monitoring. They are integrating the fire departments, police departments and surrounding states.

Next meeting will be January12th at 10:00 A.M.

Position Paper – West Jordan City Council Meeting December 21, 2016

THE CITY OF WEST JORDAN CITY COUNCIL MEETING
COUNCIL CHAMBERS 3rd FLOOR
8000 SOUTH REDWOOD ROAD
DECEMBER 21, 2016
(3rd WEDNESDAY)
6:00 P.M.

6. CONSENT ITEMS
a. Approve Resolution 16-193, confirming the appointment of members to serve on various City Committees (Mark Palesh) Consent 6a.pdf

b. Approve Resolution 16-194, authorizing the Mayor to execute a Contract with Silver Spur Construction for the 5600 West 8200-8600 South Culinary Water Project, in an amount not to exceed $400,600.00 (Wendell Rigby) Consent 6b.pdf

The Chamber advocates for businesses in the City of West Jordan. Therefore, the Chamber would prefer that City contracts be awarded to businesses in the City.  The City Manager is also in support of that objective and has instituted a rule that if a West Jordan City Business is within 5% of the lowest bidder, preference will be given to the West Jordan City Business.  The Chamber is currently working with the City Manager’s office to alert West Jordan Businesses to the availability of open bids.  The Chamber is also working with local businesses to ensure a level playing field when it comes to the bidding processes to allow local businesses the opportunity to compete.

c. Approve Resolution 16-195, confirming the appointment of Gene Drake to serve as a Board Member to the South Valley Mosquito Abatement District (Mayor & Councilmembers’) Consent 6c.pdf

d. Approve Resolution 16-196, adopting the revised Uniform Fee Schedule and Impact Fees for Fiscal Year 2017 (Mark Palesh) Consent 6d.pdf

e. Approve The City of West Jordan Employee Handbook as revised on December 21, 2016 (Jon Gardner) Consent 6e.pdf

f. Approve Resolution 16-197, authorizing the Mayor to execute a Settlement Agreement with Marilyn Savas in an amount not to exceed $100,000 (David Brickey) Consent 6f.pdf

7. APPEAL HEARING
a. Appeal of the Planning Commission decision on December 6, 2016, regarding the denial of a Preliminary Subdivision Plat for The Cottages at the Oaks of Jordan Hills located at 6841 West 7800 South (114 lots on 11.71 acres and one 2.89-acre commercial lot) Urban Chase Property Management/Greg Hughes & Mark Garza, applicant (David Oka) App.pdf

The Chamber opposes all rezoning that would create smaller lots under the premise that consumers with larger lots tend to have higher amounts of disposable income to re-invest in the community. In addition, it is our opinion that higher density housing diminishes the quality of life and results in additional costs for police and fire.  We also believe in supporting the professional city planners that originally formulated the zoning in an effort to strategically create a thriving community.

8. PUBLIC HEARING
a. Receive public input and consider for approval Ordinance 16-53, regarding a General Plan Land Use Amendment for 11.71 acres from Community Commercial to High Density Residential; and Ordinance 16-55, approving the Preliminary Development Plan with a density of 9.74 units per acre; P-C Zone; for The Cottages at the Oaks of Jordan Hills located at 6841 West 7800 Urban Chase Property Management/Greg Hughes & Mark Garza, applicant (David Oka) PH 8a.pdf

The Chamber opposes all rezoning that would create smaller lots under the premise that consumers with larger lots tend to have higher amounts of disposable income to re-invest in the community. In addition, it is our opinion that higher density housing diminishes the quality of life and results in additional costs for police and fire.  We also believe in supporting the professional city planners that originally formulated the zoning in an effort to strategically create a thriving community.

The argument is that it is the belief of the developer that community commercial will not survive in this location without high density directly surrounding it. The Chamber does not have sufficient evidence at this time to debate whether or not this is the case.

b. Receive public input and consider for approval Ordinance 16-54, amending the 2009 West Jordan Municipal Code regarding Certain Exceptions for Food Manufacturing Facilities: Section 13-13-8 Parkstrip Landscaping; Section 13-13-6 Materials and Standards; and 13-14-3 General Provisions and Regulations; City-wide applicability; Maxim’s Utricare Inc./Papa Pita Bakery, applicant (David Oka) PH 8b.pdf

The Chamber is in support of offering flexibility to local businesses to create a business friendly environment where corporations who offer a significant tax base can feel welcomed and appreciated.

c. Receive public input and consider amending the 2009 West Jordan Municipal Code Title 13 to allow Indoor Secured Self-storage as a Conditional Use in the SC-2 Zone; City-wide applicability; JHB Realty Advisors/Jeffrey H Bernson, applicant (David Oka) PH 8c.pdf

The Chamber is in support of offering flexibility to local businesses to create a business friendly environment where corporations who offer a significant tax base can feel welcomed and appreciated.

d. Receive public input and consider for approval Resolution 16-198, amending the General Fund, Capital Support Fund, Buildings Capital Fund, and Fleet Fund for Fiscal Year 2016-2017 (Bill Pyper) PH 8d.pdf

9. BUSINESS ITEMS
a. Discussion and possible action regarding an adjustment by reducing the Transportation Impact Fees assessment to the Jordan Landing Entertainment Village Application (David Oka) Bus 9a.pdf

The Chamber is in support of offering flexibility to local businesses to create a business friendly environment where corporations who offer a significant tax base can feel welcomed and appreciated.

b. Discussion of a maximum of five City Council Goals for completion during the 2017 calendar year; allowing staff to be prepared on January 27, 2017, for the Strategic Planning Session discussion to be held in the Community Room (Mayor Rolfe)

10. REMARKS

11. CLOSED SESSION
a. Discussion of the character professional competence, or physical or mental health of an individual
b. Strategy session to discuss pending or reasonably imminent litigation
c. Strategy sessions to discuss the purchase, exchange, or lease of real property, including any form of a water right or water shares

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