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UPCOMING MEETINGS


City Council
Monday, 7/17/17
Work session 4:30 PM
Regular meeting 7 PM
See agenda below

Planning Commission
Weds, 7/19/17, 5:00 PM
See agenda below

Visit the Calendar of Events on our website.

BUSINESS LICENSES
Millcreek business licenses issued between July 3-7. Thanks all!

This week's traffic jam update is below.

 
 

NEWS

 


Dumpster Cleanup Will Be Here At The End Of Summer through September


MILLCREEK.  Millcreek residents have long enjoyed the annual dumpster clean-up. In the past, it was July when the Wasatch Front Waste & Recycling District (WFWRD) delivered dumpsters to curbs in most of our neighborhoods

This year, dumpster deliveries will take place August 29th through September 29th.  

Click here to see the dates when WFWRD comes to your neighborhood. You can also call WFWRD at 385-468-6325. It's still a bit early, so you may have to check back with them in a few weeks.

If you simply cannot wait, you may be eligible to rent a dumpster from WFWRD. They'll deliver one directly to your driveway. Get your neighbors to join and be the first neighborhood to be waste-free! Click here to see the details.
The Fireworks Discussion Goes On

MILLCREEK. Cottonwood Heights was in the news this week for passing a complete ban on aerial fireworks everywhere within their city limits. Many of our residents have insisted that Millcreek follow suit. Here is what state law says about how far cities can go in regulating fireworks:

The fire marshal first must find that "hazardous environmental conditions necessitate controlled use of any ignition source, including fireworks...." Utah Code section 15A-5-202.5If the fire marshal makes that determination, then cities can prohibit fireworks, but only in "mountainous, brush-covered, or forest-covered areas or the wildland urban interface area, which means the line, area, or zone where structures or other human development meet or intermingle with undeveloped wildland or land being used for an agricultural purpose." Id.
The Unified Fire Authority (Millcreek's "fire marshal") has not declared that fireworks should be prohibited everywhere in Millcreek. Instead, based on historical data and current conditions, the UFA has identified specific areas it believes meet the requirements of state law. In turn, Millcreek has enacted an ordinance that bans fireworks in the areas the UFA has identified. From time to time, the UFA has identified and informed us of additional sites. All currently identified sites are included in Millcreek's ban.

In addition, regardless of where you are shooting off your fireworks, the negligent use of fireworks anywhere in the city is prohibited. Negligent parties who cause damage can be held fully responsible for reparations.
The maps below (excerpted from the UFA's Interactive Fireworks Restrictions Map) depict the restricted areas in Millcreek where using fireworks is prohibited. (North is to the left.) Consistent with the UFA's recommendations, Millcreek's ordinance also bans fireworks in unrestricted areas of the City that are within 300 feet of vacant lots and undeveloped land. Click here to review Millcreek's ordinance.  Here are the restricted areas:
Everywhere east of I-215 / Wasatch Blvd.

Skyline High and Millcreek Canyon Rd.

East and West of Highland Drive

Big Cottonwood Regional Park

Parleys Historic Nature Park / The Roundabouts

Jordan River Parkway
Here are some precautions for enjoying fireworks, especially when the conditions are dry:
  • Use fireworks only in locations allowed by Millcreek's ordinance.
  • Choose a shooting site that is concrete, asphalt, or hard-packed dirt.
  • Clean up combustible grass, dry leaves and brush from the shooting site.
  • Before using fireworks, water down the shooting site to a 25-foot radius.
  • Have a ready supply of water or a fire extinguisher on hand.
  • Sober adults should handle and fire the fireworks.
  • Soak used fireworks with water; don't melt your garbage can.
Do NOT use fireworks in any prohibited site. Call 911, the UPD 385-468-9620, or Sergeant Brent Davis, 385-468-9642, to report illegal fireworks.

We understand that Rep. Jani Iwamoto has opened a bill file at the Legislature, and met with many of the stakeholders to discuss whether current state fireworks laws are adequate or appropriate. The Salt Lake Tribune reports that House Speaker Greg Hughes favors local control over an outright state ban of fireworks. We will continue to follow the issue and keep you posted.

In the meantime, be courteous and careful out there.
Explore a New Adventure Tonight at Scott Avenue Park

I-80/I-215 Lane Closures


You can probably already tell that travel from I-80 onto I-215 and vice versa is mess during certain times of the day.  This weekend, travel in each direction will be reduced to one lane. Starting Monday, July 17th, the lane restrictions on both east- and west-bound I-80 between 1300 East and Foothill Drive will last from 7 pm to 7 am. Foothill Drive southbound to I-215 still remains closed (until September!).

UDOT has decided that the 1300 East and 700 East exits aren't big enough to accommodate all of the detoured traffic, so you're on your own. Maybe try UDOT's marked detour for southbound Foothill Drive. That's I-80 west to I-15 south to the east-bound I-215 interchange at 6400 South, and back east up the hill to northbound I-215. The map is below. That's quite a distance for, say, folks in the Canyon Rim area trying to get home from the U! 

Click here for more complete information. This WILL end. Eventually.
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City Council Agenda
Monday, July 17, 2017
           
Notice is Hereby Given that the Millcreek City Council shall assemble for a meeting in the Conference Room of the Mt. Olympus Improvement District Offices located at 3932 South 500 East Millcreek, Utah.
 
4:00 PM - WORK SESSION
 
 1.  Introduction of Salt Lake County staff that will be dedicated to Millcreek’s planning and development services issues 

 2. (4:30) Interview with Salt Lake Tribune reporter regarding Millcreek’s female-majority council 

 3. Discussion with John Miller, Salt Lake County Engineering, about 5-year capital plan and about 50/50 sidewalk/streetlight program 

 4. Discussion about 50/50 sidewalk program 

5. Presentation by Lewis Young on SLVLESA study 

 6. Discussion about personnel policies – John Geilmann 
 
 7. Discussion with John Geilmann about annual notice of meetings 

 8. Discussion of legislative priorities, including fireworks local control 
 
 9. Ongoing discussion of municipal priorities 

10. Discussion of new items for subsequent consideration 

6:30 PM - BREAK:  Dinner for Council provided this week by Councilmember Silvia Catten
 
7:00 PM - REGULAR MEETING:
 
1. Call to Order
 
1.1. Pledge of Allegiance
 
1.2. Approval of Minutes for 7/10/17 Meeting
 
2. Public Comment
 
Audience members may bring any item to the Mayor and Council's attention.Comments are subject to the Public Comment and Policy set forth below.State Law prohibits the Council from acting on items that do not appear on the agenda.
 
3. Reports
 
3.1 Report of the Mayor, reports of City Council members.
 
4. Appointments
 
5. Consent Agenda
 
6. Planning Matters
 
     6.1  Discussion and consideration of Ordinance No. 17-__ - amending Chapter 19.32 of the Millcreek Code of Ordinances, by revising and updating the C-1, C-2 and C-3 zones.
 
     6.2  Discussion and consideration of Planning Application 30429 – Heather Newport, on behalf of the KETM Trust – Requesting a rezone of .63 acres from C-1 (Community Commercial) zone to the C-2 (Neighborhood Commercial) zone. Location: 2827 South 2300 East. Community Council: Canyon Rim. Planner: Todd A. Draper, AICP (continued from 7/10/17 meeting)
 
7. Financial Matters
 
    7.1  Discussion and consideration of Resolution No. __- fixing the compensation of the Mayor and members of the Council.

 8.  Other Matters

     8.1 Discussion and consideration of response to Baggaley demand
 
     8.2 Discussion and consideration of Resolution No. 17-__ - to join the Utah League of Cities and Towns (continued from 7/10/17 meeting)

9.  New Items for Subsequent Consideration

10.  Calendar of Upcoming Events
 
        Mt. Olympus Community Council, July 18, 2017 7:00 PM, Churchill Jr. High, 3450 E. Oakview Drive
 
        Planning Commission, July 21, 2017, 5-8 PM, 2001 S. State St., N2-800, SLC
 
        City Council, July 24, 2017, CANCELED
 
        City Council, July 31, 2017, TBA work meeting, 7:00 PM regular meeting, 3932 South 500 East, Millcreek.
 
11. Closed Session (If Needed)
 
The Council may convene in a closed session to discuss the character, professional competence, or physical or mental health of an individual, pending or reasonable imminent litigation, and the purchase, exchange, or lease of real property, as provided by Utah Code Annotated §52-4-205.
 
12.  Adjournment
 
 
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Millcreek will make reasonable accommodation for participation in the meeting. Request assistance by contacting Leslie Van Frank, 801-214-2706, at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting.
 
 
Public Comment Policy and Procedure: The purpose of public comment is to allow citizens to address items on the agenda. Citizens requesting to address the commission may be asked to complete a written comment form and present it to the acting city recorder. In general, the chair will allow an individual two minutes to address the Council. A spokesperson, recognized as representing a group in attendance, may be allowed up to five minutes. At the conclusion of the citizen comment time, the chair may direct staff to assist the citizen on the issue presented; direct the citizen to the proper administrative department(s); or take no action. This policy also applies to all public hearings. Citizens may also submit written requests (outlining their issue) for an item to be considered at a future council meeting. The chair may place the item on the agenda under citizen comments; direct staff to assist the citizen; direct the citizen to the proper administrative departments; or take no action.
 
 
Leslie Van Frank, acting City Recorder, hereby certifies the foregoing agenda was emailed to at least one a media correspondent, was posted on the Utah State Public Notice website and on Millcreek’s website at http://millcreek.utah.gov, and was posted at the Mt. Olympus Improvement District Offices located at 3932 South 500 East Millcreek, Utah.  Posted and dated on or before the 16th of July, 2017.  /s/ Leslie Van Frank, Acting City Recorder
Planning Commission Agenda
Wednesday, July 19, 2017, 5:00 PM

 
           
Notice is hereby given that the Millcreek Planning Commission will hold a public meeting at the Salt Lake County Government Center, 2001 South State St., Rm. N2-800. Click here to see the packet for the meeting.

PUBLIC HEARING

30459 - (Continued from 06/21/2017) - A Public Hearing will be held to modify and eventually eliminate the M-1 and M-2 zoning districts, Chapters, 19.66 and 19.68, within Millcreek. The purpose of the hearing is to consider proposed Manufacturing zoning modifications to the M-1, and M-2 zoning ordinances for consolidation into one single light manufacturing zone.  A new light Manufacturing Zone would replace the current M-1 and M-2 zones.  No changes to zoning district boundaries are proposed. The draft ordinance can be reviewed on the City's website under https://millcreekut.org/planningzoning/pending-zoning-amendment-proposals. Planner: John Janson

30491 - The Millcreek Planning Commission is considering a change in how building height is measured.  The proposal is to change the definition of maximum height from the mid-point on a sloped roof to the peak. Planner: John Janson

30434 - Omar Abou-Ismail is requesting conditional use approval for a restaurant liquor license and site plan amendment.  Location: 3961 South Wasatch Boulevard.  Zone: C-2.  Community Council: Mt. Olympus.  Planner:  Jeff Miller 


BUSINESS MEETING

1)    Approval of Minutes from the June 21, 2017 meeting
2)    Approval of minutes from the July 7, 2017 light manufacturing work session
3)    Ordinance Issues from today's meeting
4)    Other Business Items (as needed)


In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Millcreek will make reasonable accommodation for participation in the meeting. Request assistance by contacting Leslie Van Frank, 801-214-2706, at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting.
 
Pubic Meeting Policy and Procedure: The Planning Commission Public Meeting is a public forum where the Planning Commission receives comment and recommendations from applicants, the public, applicable agencies and staff regarding land use applications and other items on the Commission's agenda. In addition, it is where the Planning Commission takes action on these items Action mahy be taken which may include: approval, approval with conditions, denial, continuance or recommendation to other bodies as applicable.
 
Leslie Van Frank, acting City Recorder, hereby certifies the foregoing agenda was emailed to at least one a media correspondent, was posted on the Utah State Public Notice website and on Millcreek’s website at http://millcreek.utah.gov, and was posted at the Mt. Olympus Improvement District Offices located at 3932 South 500 East Millcreek, Utah.  Posted and dated on or before the 16th of July, 2017.  /s/ Leslie Van Frank, Acting City Recorder.
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