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Major Neighborhood Traffic Impacts – Capitol Hill Construction Update

Major road construction along Columbus Street, Zane Avenue, 500 North and Main Street will cause critical effects on our neighborhood for the next two months.  UDOT will be repaving state roads in most of our neighborhood.  The traffic signal on 500 North and improvements along East Capitol are also being put in place.

We will have weekly updates that will be posted on Fridays and Saturdays for the coming week.  Construction is expected to be completed in early November.  There is also a contact number and website indicated in the update.

Please take the time to study the attached update.

We have a number of people that may not have accessed this information.  If you’ve been able to get this information, please take time to let your neighbors know.


Capitol Hill Update_September 4, 2015


August Council Meeting – Congressman Chris Stewart


Our August Council meeting will be held next Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. in Room 240 of the Utah State Capitol Building.  It will be a busy night.

Along with our regular updates from State and City officials, we’ll have the following reports tentatively scheduled:

Google Fiber in Capitol Hill and Marmalade
Public Utilities water line installation project
Open Space and Ensign Peak Trailhead

In addition, Congressman Chris Stewart who represents our District in the U.S. House of Representatives, has asked to come and participate in questions and answers with neighbors regarding federal government issues that affect our neighborhoods and State.

Please come and participate and invite your neighbors to come, as well.

Also ……

Community Party on the Green

This Friday, August 14, 2015 is the annual “Community Party on the Green” starting at 6:30 p.m. on the triangular grass area just west of the State Capitol.  Dinner is potluck … so bring something you like and share with your neighbors.  This is a fun activity for the whole family.

Open Space Bond Hearing

The SLC City Council will hold its final public hearing on Tuesday, August 18th starting at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at the City Building … 451 South State Street.  This will be the final public hearing on the proposed Open Space Bond.

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.