July 29th – Special Meeting of the Capitol Hill Neighborhood Council

A proposal has been made for the City to approve a subdivision on West Capitol Street and roughly 600 North. The Neighborhood Council has been asked to provide comment regarding the proposal. We must provide comment by August 9, 2015 in order to meet the requirements of the planning process.

A special meeting has been set for individuals immediately surrounding the affected parcel and other members of the Council to hear from the representatives of the developer and City planning staff and for neighbors to ask questions, make suggestions, etc. We will then, as a Council, follow up with providing comment to the City.

The meeting is set for July 29, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. in Room 240 of the State Capitol Building. This is the same room where we hold our regular monthly meetings.

Please come no matter where you live … but, especially, if you live in the West Capitol Hill area. Invite your neighbors, as well.


Capitol Hill Neighborhood Council Mayoral Candidate Forum – July 15th

The July Council Meeting held July 15th, 6:30 p.m. in Room 240 of the Utah State Capitol Building will be a Mayoral Candidate Forum.  The five candidates for Salt Lake City Mayor have committed to participate that evening.  We urge you to attend and be a part of this important process.

Questions must be submitted in advance of the Forum on July 15th.

If you’d like to submit a question for the Mayoral candidates, please send it to ericjergensen@gmail.com or post it as a comment on this website.  The questions will be reviewed by the Council Board and between eight and ten questions will be used during the Forum.  Questions should focus on issues of interest to the neighborhood and City.

There will be time to meet and chat with each individual candidate after the Forum is concluded.  Please come and invite your neighbors to attend.


Goats and Washington School … You’ve got to read this!!

There have been a few neighbors who have expressed concerns about the areas just east of Washington School being overgrown with weeds, etc.  Well, our great principal at Washington, Rebecca Pittam, and the SLC School District have come up with an interesting and novel way to get rid of the weeds.

Please read the attached …. should be interesting.  Post pictures if you take them.

June 23, 2015

Dear Washington Neighbor,

We wanted to bring you up to date on an event we have planned for the weekend of June 26th to improve the hillside area in the back of the school. This is part of a long term plan to clean up the weeds and beatify the area in a natural, safe, and cost effective way.

On June 26th a Utah company, D-Goat Ranch will bring approximately 100 goats to the hillside. Temporary fencing will be set up to keep the goats in the hillside “grazing area” where they will stay until Monday morning, June 29th. During the weekend. The goats will eat nearly all of the vegetation on the hillside (leaves on trees up to 6 feet high and saplings up to about 1” in diameter. A herder will be on site day and night to watch the goats. Droppings within the grazing area become trampled into the soil by the goats and will actually contribute to the soil quality.

The following week, the grounds crew from Salt Lake City School District will selectively remove dead trees and volunteer trees/shrubs greater than 2” in diameter.

We would appreciate it if you could keep your children away from the school grounds during this weekend so that we can avoid any problems.

If you have any questions, please direct them to the following:

Mark Ruff who is overseeing the project @ 886.8929 ext. 164. Or 801-244-1581

Ricardo Zubiate 801-514-7976

Thank you,

Rebecca Pittam, Principal

Washington Elementary School

Capitol Hill Neighborhood Council – June Meeting

The June meeting of the Capitol Hill Neighborhood Council will be held Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. in Room 240 of the State Capitol (not in the Copper Room where previous meetings have been held). We’ll look forward to seeing you there.

The Agenda includes reports from SLC Police and Fire Departments, City and State legislative leaders and the following:

1. Report on the Marmalade Library Construction
2. Report on the 500 North Columbus Traffic Signal Construction

Please note that we had planned for a report from Salt Lake City Transportation on the planned improvements to East Capitol Boulevard between 300 North and 500 North. That report will be changed to our July meeting due to an unforeseen conflict.

Our July meeting, July 15th, will feature a discussion Q and A with candidates for SLC Mayor. The meeting will be in Room 240 at 6:30 p.m.


May Council Meeting

A quick reminder that the monthly meeting of the Capitol Hill Neighborhood Council will be held Wednesday, May 20th at 6:30 p.m. in the Copper Room of the Capitol Complex East Annex Building.

We’ll receive our regular updates from City and legislative leaders as well as have reports from Salt Lake City regarding the Ensign Peak Trail redesign and the Warm Springs Park Master Plan.

Also, please make sure to add to your calendars the annual July 4th breakfast to be held on Saturday, July 4th (obviously) at Warm Springs Park starting at 8:00 a.m. and going to 10:30 a.m.

See you on Wednesday night!