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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.


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.


Capitol Hill Neighborhood Council – April Meeting

Just a quick reminder that our Capitol Hill Neighborhood Council’s April meeting will be Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. at the State Capitol Complex, East Annex, Copper Room.

Topics on the Agenda include:

Reports from City and Legislative Representatives
Update and Report on Ensign Peak Trail Redevelopment
East Capitol Boulevard Upgrades and Improvements (Tentative)

Please put on your calendars to come participate in our annual Ensign Peak Trailhead clean-up on May 2, 2015 at 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  This annual clean-up gives us a chance to beautify one of the jewels of our neighborhood making it ready for summer use. Further information to come.

See you next Wednesday!

Capitol Hill January Meeting and Warm Springs Master Plan Open House

The January Meeting of the Capitol Hill Neighborhood Council will include the first Public Open House to discuss the Warm Springs Park Master Plan. Our regular meeting will be held this Wednesday, January 21st, starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Copper Room of the East Annex of the State Capitol (where we have met in the past) until 7:00 p.m. Salt Lake City Parks will host the public Master Plan meeting starting at 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the same room.  There will be three additional Public Open Houses as well as additional discussion during future Neighborhood Council meetings.  Please see the following link for additional information!

Please come and participate in this very important discussion about this critical amenity in our neighborhood.


Warm Spring Public meetings

Courtroom Observation Volunteer

The Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission is currently seeking volunteers for its Courtroom Observation Program. The attached outlines some of the opportunities and responsibilities that are available to those interested in participating. A member of our Capitol Hill Neighborhood Council is the Executive Director of the Commission.

Please consider this as an excellent opportunity to give service to our State and community.


Press Release CO Nov 2014