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UPCOMING MEETINGS

City Council
3/20/17, City Hall
Work session 4 p.m.
Meeting 7 p.m.
See agenda below

City Council
Special Public Hearing

3/21/17, 7 p.m.
Churchill Jr. High,
3450 E. Oakview Dr.
To discuss whether to continue the pilot permit program at Grandeur Peak trailhead
See agenda below

Envision Committee
03/29/17, 6-8 p.m.
Salt Lake County Government Center,
South Bldg. Atrium
Open house workshop on revising C-1, C-2, and C-3 zones


BUSINESS LICENSES


Here is a list of businesses who obtained or renewed their licenses March 6th through the 10th. We appreciate their choice of Millcreek as their home.
Send us your articles, photos of Millcreek, and ideas, for use in this newsletter and in the City's monthly mailer.
 
 

NEWS

 

 

Flood Danger Update

MILLCREEK. Gov. Herbert declared next week as Flood Safety Awareness Week 2017. Salt Lake County Flood Control came to our City Council meeting this past week to get us up to date on what's happening.

According to the County, the all-time record snowpack in our area occurred in 2011. This year's snowpack is lower than 2011 in the lower elevations, but exceeds 2011 levels in the higher elevations. See here for the numbers and charts. The levels are beginning to pleateau and are likely are headed back down due to our recent warming trend. Never wanting to overly-optimistically prognosticate, however, the County cautions that it all depends on what the weather does in the next several weeks.

Here are links to periodic updates on discharge levels of creeks in Millcreek: Parleys Creek at canyon mouth;  Mill Creek at canyon mouth; Mill Creek at 460 West; Big Cottonwood Creek at 300 West. Unfortunately, the County does not have a real time link for Neff's Creek. (Note that FEMA has been working on an expanded Flood Rate Insurance map that will become effective in 2018 or 2019. You can find out more information here.)


What you can do to help

Residents living along a creek bed can help to prevent flooding by removing any log piles, branches, or other debris that might get caught in rising water and carried downstream where it could create a blockage.   

If you notice debris piling up in areas of the creeks, on grates or culverts, it is important to notify County Flood Control Maintenance at 385-468-6578 as soon as possible so that the creek can be cleared before high runoff starts. Emergency contact information is below.

Millcreek will continue to work with the County to monitor runoff and keep you informed of potential flooding issues.

Residents concerned with flooding on their property can go to the Midvale Public Works location (604 West 6960 South) and pick up 25 filled sandbags. The County has also has flood preparedness information here on its website. The County's two-phase Flood Emergency Operation Plan can be found here. The staging areas in Millcreek are at the County Salt Pile at 3800 S. and Wasatch Blvd., Smith's at 3215 S. Valley St. (3300 E), and Scott Ave. Park at approximately 3400 South 850 East.

Rich Judson, Flood Control Maintenance Supervisor
801-971-2143
rjudson@slco.org
Unified Fire Authority
or Public Works Dispatch City emergency
801-483-6700 

Utah has one of the highest suicide rates in the nation


The Utah Dept. of Health reports that in 2015, "suicide was the leading cause of death for Utahns ages 10 to 17." Older people are not immune. Suicide is the 7th-leading cause of death for Utahns over the age of 10 years.  See the report, raw data, and statistics here .

Millcreek has not escaped these statistics. Sadly, we had a high school student this year succumb to depression and commit suicide, and another student made an attempt. As a community, we are taking these complex public health issues very seriously. The UPD has begun a program to keep track of residents with troubling mental problems, with mechanisms to help locate resource for them and their families.  Skyline High will host an event on April 4th to discuss suicide prevention with parents.
Uah resident Heidi Swapp lost her son to suicide when he was 16 years old. She held an event earlier this week in Herriman, which we unfortunately missed putting into this newsletter. Though the event is over, in her blog, Heidi shares unexpected experiences she had after she started talking about her son, and his and her stories.
 

Services Available to Millcreek Residents


          24 Hour National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800) 273-TALK (8255)

          Mobile Crisis Outreach Team 801-587-3000 

          Man Therapy: http://www.mantherapy.org

          Suicide Prevention Courses: http://www.qprinstitute.com/

          National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Utah
          http://www.namiut.org/801-323-9900
          Toll Free 877-230-6264

          Utah Suicide & Crisis Hotline 
          http://www.suicide.org/hotlines/utah-suicide-hotlines.html

          Valley Mental Health 801-261-1442

          Permission to Grieve: For Survivors of a Loved One's Suicide
          http://health.utah.gov/vipp/pdf/Suicide/grievebooklet_final0605.pdf 

Red Cross Shelter Exercise 


A couple of weeks ago, we mentioned that the Red Cross was holding a Shelter Exercise in Tooele on April 7th and 9th. The deadline to register is March 31st. Go get your Red Cross Shelter/Mass Care Certification.

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City Council Agenda
Monday, March 20, 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 PMWork Session:
 
 1.   Discussion with Jared Steffy from Salt Lake County Mayor’s Office of Financial Administration 
                                                                                                                                                
 2.   Discussion with John Miller, Salt Lake County Engineering

 3.   Discussion with representative from Salt Lake County Animal Services 

 4.   Discussion with Fred Healey about acquisition of leased office space for the city and RFP for office space 

 5.   Discussion of website RFP 

 6.   Discussion of Utah Great Shakeout event 

 7.   Discussion of RFP for human resources 

 8.   Continued discussion of municipal priorities  

6:30 PM – Break:
 
    Dinner for Council provided on rotating basis, this week by Mayor Silvestrini
 
7:00 PM Regular Meeting:
 
 1.   Call to Order 
      1.1   Pledge 
      1.2   Approval of Minutes

 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 

 7.   Financial Matters 

 8.   Other Matters 

      8.1   Discussion and consideration of Resolution No. 17-__ approving a Request for Proposals for office space 

 9.   New Items for Subsequent Consideration 

10.   Calendar of Upcoming Events 

      Special City Council meeting to hear public comment and to discuss and determine whether to continue the Grandeur Peak Trailhead parking permit program, 03/21/2017, 7:00 pm, Churchill Jr. High, 3450 Oakview Dr., Millcreek
 
      City Council, 03/27/2017, 4 p.m. work session; 7 p.m. regular session, 3932 S. 500 E, Millcreek
 
      Open House, 03/29/2016, time tbd, Salt Lake County Government Center, north building atrium

11.   Closed Session (If Needed) 

The Millcreek Council may temporarily recess the Council meeting to 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 48 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.
 
I, Leslie Van Frank, acting City Recorder, certify the foregoing agenda was emailed to at least one a media correspondent, was posted on the Utah State Public Notice website www.utah.gov/pmn/index.html and on Millcreek’s website at http://millcreekut.org, and was posted at the Mt. Olympus Improvement District Offices located at 3932 South 500 East Millcreek, Utah.  Posted and dated this 18th day of March, 2017.  /s/ Leslie Van Frank, Acting City Recorder
City Council Agenda
Special Public Hearing - Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 7:00 p.m.
           
Notice is Hereby Given that the Millcreek City Council shall assemble for a special public hearing in the library at Churchill Jr. High, 3450 East Oakview Drive, Millcreek, UT, 7 p.m.
 
SPECIAL MEETING

      The purpose of this hearing is for the City Council and Mayor to learn the background of the pilot permit parking program that the County adopted in the neighborhood near the Grandeur Peak trailhead, to hear how successful or not it has been, and to hear public comment on whether to continue it after March 31, 2017.

 1.   Call to Order - Pledge of Allegiance 

 2.   Pilot parking program in neighborhood near Grandeur Peak trailhead. 

      2.1   John Miller from Salt Lake County Engineering 

      2.2  Jena Carver from Salt Lake County Engineering 

      2.3  Representative of Unified Police Department 

      2.4  Representative of Unified Fire Authority 

      2.5   Members of the public. 

(In general, the chair will allow an individual two minutes to address the Council. A spokesperson, recognized as representing a group, may be allowed up to five minutes).

 3.   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 48 hours in advance of the meeting.
  
I, Leslie Van Frank, acting City Recorder, certify the foregoing agenda was emailed to at least one a media correspondent, was posted on the Utah State Public Notice website www.utah.gov/pmn/index.html and on Millcreek’s website at http://millcreekut.org, and was posted at the Mt. Olympus Improvement District Offices located at 3932 South 500 East Millcreek, Utah.  Posted and dated this 18th day of March, 2017.  /s/ Leslie Van Frank, Acting City Recorder
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