Wondering what the sidewalk snow removal ordinances are in Salt Lake City? All of the information can be found here: http://www.slcgov.com/civilenforcement/snow-removal
The 2013 Council is looking for new trustees to represent the neighborhoods of Capitol, West High and others. A a detailed map of these neighborhoods can be found here. If you are interested, please let us know. If requires a minimum 1 year commitment to the Council and its meetings (every third Wednesday of the month).
by Richard Starley
As we begin a new year, I wish each and every resident of Capitol Hill neighborhoods the very best. The year 2012 was a difficult year for many of our friends. With record-setting storms, droughts, flooding and crime, 2012 will be remembered by many as not their best. Our home values are still lower than 2008. The recession is still showing its long-term effects. Even politically, our governments struggled with cooperation, finances and services. I hope for better in 2013.
What we call Capitol Hill Neighborhood is a very diverse section of Salt Lake City. It incorporates the oldest neighborhood, the Marmalade, and one of its newest and expanding, Ensign Downs. Swedetown has morphed almost entirely into an industrial area. Warm Springs, St. Mark’s, West High are also changing, while Hillcrest and DeSoto/Cortez are well established. The Neighborhood Council welcomes all residents to join our efforts at improving the livability of Capitol Hill.
If December is any indication, it looks like we’re going to have a traditional Utah winter, with plenty of snow and ice on our hilly streets. This means working harder to keep our streets and sidewalks clear. Be careful as you drive. Remember that pedestrians may walk in the streets due to icy (or no) sidewalks. Take the extra time and be cautious. (I wish I could get this message to those who drive through our neighborhoods on the way to somewhere else.)
Have a great month. Join us for our monthly meeting in the Capitol East Office Building (eastside parking lot behind the Capitol accessed from East Capitol Boulevard) on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 6:30PM.
State Capitol officials want residents to know that cannons will hold a practice salute at 8:30 AM with the multi-gun salute at 11:00 AM. Don’t be alarmed by the noise.
Traffic around Capitol will be one-way from 6AM – 4PM
State Capitol officials have notified the Community Council that, due to the governor’s inauguration on January 7, traffic around the Capitol will flow in only one direction: clockwise (when facing north) between 6AM and 4PM. Parking will be restricted. Residents should take precautions for additional parking in neighborhoods that day and expect additional traffic to and from Capitol Hill.
Wednesday, January 16 at 6:30PM
East Office Building behind Capitol.
Parking in lot on eastside of Capitol off East Capitol Blvd.
- Welcome from Chair
- Introduction of New Council
- Vote on Trustee at Large
- Fire & Police Departments
- Elected Officials
- Mayor’s office Representative
- Bulletin discussion
- Street Light Outage
- Other neighborhood reports
- Open Floor
Looking to become more familiar with the Capitol Hill neighborhood? The city’s master plan for the area can be found here: Capitol Hill Master Plan
DO NOT FORGET! November’s meeting has been moved to November 14, 2012 to give everyone a little space before Thanksgiving. There is no meeting in December. When you attend the January meeting, you will be greeted by our new chair, Richard Starley, and our new vice chairs, Polly Hart and Melanie Fitzwilliam. The time and location will be the same as far as I know—the Copper Room at the State Senate Building at 6:30 pm, January 16, 2013! We do not as yet have new trustees for the Capitol area (the west side), Washington School, and West High. Richard made a good point when he preferred to appoint new representatives from these areas who have been able to attend the meetings and are familiar with their area. Eventually we need to have a trustee for each area, then as in the past, our regular meetings and trustee meetings will be open to everyone. My favorite greeting this time of the year is to all of you…a delicious Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukah, Lovely Kwanza, Festive New Year, and to all in the Capitol Hill Neighborhood; all the best in 2013!